Apart they are pain and death…apocalyptic. Together they are fire and magic…destiny.
He’s a warrior, a bounty hunter in a world turned upside down. She’s his latest bounty…a creature of dark power. As everything in their world implodes, they must work together to set it right, while the fire burning between them threatens to consume everything in its path.
In the Southwest England of the near future, an area known to the central European powers in Brussels as ‘Sector 9G’, young IT professional Tim McNamee makes the decision to buy a cyborg bride named Mina. Several years later he tells his story; how his life had gotten to the point where he felt the need to buy a cyborg lover and the ups and downs of having a relationship with an artificially created person who owed her existence to him.
As time goes by, Mina becomes restless and begins to question the nature of her being, a search which leads to an underground religious group known as the ‘Association of God’s Children’. When she leaves her ‘habitation zone’ without permission from CyberG, the company that built her, Tim and Mina’s future together comes under threat.
Soon Mina finds herself caught between Tim, the only love of her short life, and a spiritual search that threatens to reveal more about the nature of her existence than she could possibly imagine. Tim tries to think of Mina as an independent person, but when she begins to claim supernatural powers and with the authorities closing in, will it ask too much of his logical beliefs and sensibilities?
In the aftermath of World War III a reptilian army emerges from the darkness of space to launch a ruthless campaign of conquest and genocide. All that remains of the world is a wasteland of concrete ruins and shattered architecture, now the dystopian battlefield upon which the human resistance wages its defiant war of survival against the invaders.
After being defeated in a violent firefight Tara, a young resistance fighter, must endure the carnal appetites of her captor and his warriors. While she struggles with her own forbidden desires she must find a way to strike back, or else become the trophy of an alien warlord.
What would you do if a demon threatened your mother’s life? If you’re like Koa, you’d sharpen your enchanted sword and go after him.
Koa is a half-blood vampire that will do anything to protect her mother, and break her curse. The demon, Bund, wants more than her mother’s life. He wants something from Koa, a power that she doesn’t even know she has, and will rip through as many humans as he can to get her to surrender. Agent Koa Reyo-won, and her boss, Halston, formed a crew of supernatural agents to stop Bund. But is a prophet, a temptress, a War-Breeder, a half-blood, and an angel enough to stop what Bund has planned?
In the midst of a war, Koa discovers the truth of her past, and finds herself torn, and in the center of everything. Will the Netherworld Division stand behind Koa once they learn her secret? Which life will Koa choose to follow for her future….her past or her present?
Chicago wife, mother and finance executive Claire Cummings, arrives at work one morning to discover her friend Julia has embezzled millions and vanished. Blindsided and devastated by the betrayal, she’s sent home pending further investigation. Claire’s bizarre death the following day sends everyone reeling, guessing and looking for her in all the wrong places. In no time she’s addicted to an enchanting menagerie of tricks and techniques for getting the living’s attention, but most people are harder to reach than she’d ever dreamed and even harder to set free. She was still a mother, a wife, a daughter and a friend… she’d move heaven and earth to keep it that way.Sheri Meshal’s Swallowtail is a haunting story about life, love, loss and just how far we’ll go to control it all.This debut from a thought-provoking new voice in fiction begs the question… what would you do if all the rules changed, and you were suddenly bestowed powers beyond your greatest imagination?
It’s the usual story. Girl meets girl. Girl arrests girl. Girl gets caught up in massive underground movement to liberate society from government oppression. Oh and there is the small matter of an albino werewolf wreaking havoc on the city… In recent years the government has reluctantly acknowledged the existence and rights of werewolves in society. All the while brutally resisting a new ‘disease’ that is sweeping through the world, a sexually transmitted disease that gifts the afflicted with psychic powers.
‘Psi’ has become an underground phenomenon amongst the lonely, disenfranchised and those seeking a connection in their mundane lives. The government has responded with incarceration, ‘rehabilitation’ centres and in the most extreme cases execution of the afflicted. Detective Sydney Summers went undercover to bust a major ‘Psi’ ring. She fell in love. She arrested her girlfriend and had her sentenced to death for her crimes. Now she is one of the afflicted herself. Sydney is also one of the Officers charged with protecting the public from this affliction. As a series of hate crimes and increasingly violent murders take place in her city Sydney is partnered with the handsome and enigmatic Federal Agent Michael Marsters to stop the killer. A killer Michael seems intimately familiar with, what secret’s is he hiding? As Sydney’s psi abilities become critical to catching the killer she is faced with a terrible choice: stop the killer and expose herself or have the blood of the innocent on her hands.
Enter New York Times bestselling author Deidre Knight’s time-bending universe of warring worlds, intimate betrayals, and unspent desire with the first installment of her Parallel series.
“…humorous…heart-wrenching…compelling…. What a page-turner!” – Gena Showalter, author of The Darkest Craving.
An unexpectedly sensual connection…
Finding a mate is the farthest thing from alien warrior Jared Bennett’s mind. After years of exile on Earth, the king is close to developing a weapon that will alter the fabric of time and hopefully bring peace to his own people. But a chance encounter with scientist Kelsey Wells ignites a scorching desire far more consuming than talks of rebellion.
To Kelsey, Jared’s heritage is exotic and alarming – nothing like the logical, scientific facts of her own world. But despite her fears, she can’t deny the heated response of her body every time the magnetic leader comes near.
A dangerous allure…
As the bond between them grows, Jared struggles with a shocking family secret that keeps him from claiming Kelsey as his own. And a visitor from the future escalates Jared’s battle for his people’s freedom to a fever pitch, forcing the lovers to face one inescapable fact: Time can save them, as much as it can destroy them.
There has always been something wrong with the sinister and secluded town of Lakefield View. Witness the birth of fear when five unsuspecting workers of a picturesque café witness a family member’s murder. A chain of events ensue and they are all catapulted down a spiralling road of mystery and magic, each struggling to overcome constant obstacles that threaten their lives and the safety of their families. They must fight to keep breathing in a world where every dangerous being is out for their heads… Psychos. Killers. Stalkers. Witches. Monsters.
A desolate landscape, wracked with upheaval, the uncanny nature of a place once so familiar. A revelation of what was formerly undisclosed, the harbingers of apocalypse are edging ever closer…The wasteland of abandoned memories, the end of the world or a chance for a new beginning. Be it a personal apocalypse, or one of great cataclysm, the stories that arise from the rubble are tales of aftermath and tales of survival. Bridging the gap between Science Fiction and Horror, the gothic overtones of the apocalyptic imagination are explored to their full extent in these short stories.