Il destino di Selene giunge a compimento. Nella notte del suo risveglio Marcus si accinge a saldare la loro unione compiendo un rito che condurrà entrambi nel vortice dell'inferno. L'onda d'urto del loro sangue che si mescola colpisce Julian l'antico Druido trasfromato da Lucifero in un Guardiano capace di trovare e attrarre la Luce delle dotate. La sua maledizione prende vita e mentre vive un'esperienza di dissociazione e sofferenza la vendetta di Annia trova soddisfazione. Spin Off di Genesi Il tempo delle scelte è giunto al termine. I giochi sono fatti. I destini della Congrega della Luce e dei Guardiani degli Inferi si sono intrecciati irreversibilmente. La strada delle profezie ha imboccato la follia. Marcus ha portato via dall'altare di morte l'Eletta pronto a compiere qualsiasi atto per ricondurla a se. E' sua. La desidera. Nulla potrà separarlo da lei nemmeno la morte. Fino a che punto il figlio di Lucifero si spingerà per ottenere ciò che più brama? Quali saranno le conseguenze delle sue decisioni? I Gran Maestri corrotti decreteranno per sempre la loro posizione a favore delle forze demoniche. Due grandi fazioni si scontrano per un unico premio. Il sangue di colei che sola può sovvertire i mondi.
Racconto extra del libro "i Guardiani degli Inferi - La sposa Oscura" La vita di Adrian sta lentamente andando in pezzi. Sopraffatto dalla brama ha perso ogni altro interesse ed a causa di ciò le sue difese vengono meno. E' una notte come tante, anonima e vuota. Le ore sono scandite dalla smania che lo soffoca. Per ottenere potere lo stregone rinnegato dalla Congrega della Luce stipula un accordo con un vampiro. Abbagliato dalle promesse e dalla bellezza del portatore si distrae quel tanto per essere attaccato da un demone ombra che lo riduce in fin di vita. Sarà Michele che, calpestando gli ordini di Marcus, lo trarrà in salvo donandogli ciò di cui un Guardiano è più geloso: il suo sangue. Il marchio maledetto prenderà vita sull'anima di Adrian il quale, sarà per sempre legato, al fuoco dell'inferno.
Giulia e Manuel sono nati e cresciuti nello stesso quartiere nella periferia torinese, respirando la stessa aria, correndo tra la polvere e il cemento e diventando l'uno l'estensione dell'altra, fino a quando da adolescenti la loro amicizia diventa qualcosa di più. Ma il destino implacabile si abbatte su di loro e cancella tutto, anche la magia del primo amore. Spezzati da eventi laceranti, i due si perdono di vista e costruiscono le loro vite lontano l'uno dall'altra. Ma quando, dopo quindici anni, si ritrovano, scoprono di bruciare entrambi delle fiamme di un passato che li ossessiona.. Amore e dolore, tradimento e violenza: per andare avanti occorre prima fare i conti con ciò che è stato. Mood: EMOZIONANTE - YouFeel RELOADED dà nuova vita ai migliori romanzi del self publishing italiano. Un universo di storie digital only da leggere dove vuoi, quando vuoi, scegliendo in base al tuo stato d'animo il mood che fa per te: Romantico, Ironico, Erotico ed Emozionante.
Author: Lorelei James
When Shiori and Knox are left to run the martial arts school while their boss travels, the pair discovers that butting heads in business can lead to a different sort of tension in the bedroom in the sequel to Unwound. Original.
The Yellow Envelope
Author: Kim Dinan
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
What Would You Do with a Yellow Envelope? After Kim and her husband decide to quit their jobs to travel around the world, they're given a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away. The only three rules for the envelope: Don't overthink it; share your experiences; don't feel pressured to give it all away. Through Ecuador, Peru, Nepal, and beyond, Kim and Brian face obstacles, including major challenges to their relationship. As she distributes the gift to people she encounters along the way she learns that money does not have a thing to do with the capacity to give, but that giving—of ourselves—is transformational.
Author: Lorelei James
Martial arts master Ronin Black's need for control is tested by the one woman he'd risk everything for. Original.
The King's Sister
Author: Anne O'Brien
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Elizabeth of Lancaster Sister. Wife. Traitor. One betrayal is all it takes to change history... June, 1380: Elizabeth Plantagenet – seventeen years old, spoilt, headstrong, fun-loving and intelligent — is about to be married. The Earl of Pembroke is an advantageous choice for all concerned, except Elizabeth, as the Earl is only eight years old. June, 1386: Scandalously pregnant by Sir John Holland, Duke of Exeter, whilst still married to the Earl, Elizabeth is hastily married again. As half-brother to King Richard II, Sir John is a man known to all for both his charm and self-interested scheming. Soon Elizabeth is drawn into the heart of a dangerous rebellion with her brother, King Henry IV, on one side, and her husband on the other. As tensions become a matter of life or death, Elizabeth is presented with an impossible choice of where to give her loyalty... “One of the best writers around... she outdoes even Philippa Gregory.” — The Sun “Extremely compelling historical fiction.” — Cosmopolitan “...packed with powerful emotions and tumultuous unfolding of an affair that changed the course of royal history, this is a novel in which to enjoy the past in all it rich colour and dramatic detail...” — Lancashire Evening Post “Anne O'Brien has joined the exclusive club of excellent historical novelists.” — Sunday Express
Author: Aly Martinez
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
I come from a family of fighters. I always thought I'd follow in their shadows, becoming unstoppable in the ring. That changed the day I saved the life of a woman I loved, but could never have. My brother hailed me as a hero, and my reward was a wheelchair. Paralyzed, my life became an inescapable nightmare. Until I met her. Ash Mabie had a heart-stopping smile and a laugh that numbed the rage and resentment brewing inside of me. She showed me that even the darkest night still had stars, and it didn't matter one bit that you had to lie in the weeds to see them. I was a jaded asshole who fell for a girl with a knack for running away. I couldn't even walk but I would have spent a lifetime chasing her. Now, I'm on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life. Fighting the shadows of our past. Fighting to reclaim my future. Fighting for her.
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Harper Collins
A major historical novel from "one of the great artistic forces of our time" (The Nation)—an eerie, unforgettable story of possession, power, and loss in early-twentieth-century Princeton, a cultural crossroads of the powerful and the damned Princeton, New Jersey, at the turn of the twentieth century: a tranquil place to raise a family, a genteel town for genteel souls. But something dark and dangerous lurks at the edges of the town, corrupting and infecting its residents. Vampires and ghosts haunt the dreams of the innocent. A powerful curse besets the elite families of Princeton; their daughters begin disappearing. A young bride on the verge of the altar is seduced and abducted by a dangerously compelling man–a shape-shifting, vaguely European prince who might just be the devil, and who spreads his curse upon a richly deserving community of white Anglo-Saxon privilege. And in the Pine Barrens that border the town, a lush and terrifying underworld opens up. When the bride's brother sets out against all odds to find her, his path will cross those of Princeton's most formidable people, from Grover Cleveland, fresh out of his second term in the White House and retired to town for a quieter life, to soon-to-be commander in chief Woodrow Wilson, president of the university and a complex individual obsessed to the point of madness with his need to retain power; from the young Socialist idealist Upton Sinclair to his charismatic comrade Jack London, and the most famous writer of the era, Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain–all plagued by "accursed" visions. An utterly fresh work from Oates, The Accursed marks new territory for the masterful writer. Narrated with her unmistakable psychological insight, it combines beautifully transporting historical detail with chilling supernatural elements to stunning effect.
Fast on the heels of the New York Times bestseller The Book of General Ignorance comes The Book of Animal Ignorance, a fun, fact-ﬁlled bestiary that is sure to delight animal lovers everywhere. Arranged alphabetically from aardvark to worm, here are one hundred of the most interesting members of the animal kingdom explained, dissected, and illustrated, with the trademark wit and wisdom of John Lloyd and John Mitchinson. Did you know, for instance, that • when a young albatross takes wing, it may stay aloft for ten years • vampire bat saliva—unsurprisingly, when you think about it—is the source of the world’s most powerful blood thinning drug, appropriately called draculin • bombardier beetles fire a boiling chemical spray out of their rears at 300 pulses per second • a bald eagle’s feathers weigh twice as much as its bones • a giant tortoise recently died at the documented age of 255 • octopuses are dexterous enough to unscrew tops from jars • spider silk is so light that a strand long enough to circle the world would weigh as much as a bar of soap? So meet the water bears that can live in suspension for hundreds of years, the parasite carried by your cat that makes men grumpy and women promiscuous, and the woodlouse that drinks through its bottom. Marvel at elephants that walk on tiptoe, pigs that shine in the dark, and woodpeckers that have ears on the ends of their tongues. If you still think a pangolin is a musical instrument, that hyenas are dogs, or that sheep are pointless and stupid, The Book of Animal Ignorance has arrived just in time. From the Hardcover edition.
Una ragazza riversa dinanzi alla Porta Principale dell'Accademia. Pelle d'alabastro così rovente da non poterla toccare. Occhi color rosa vivo così accecanti da non poterla guardare. Una voce così seducente e tenebrosa da inquietare all'istante. Lei è Morwen, Erede al trono degli Inferi, e crede che nel Regno dei Cavalli Alati sarà al sicuro dai Protetti incaricati di ucciderla. Si sbaglia. Perché qui incontrerà Raich, Re di Nobbis. E qui lui la renderà perfetta. Nel prequel de Il risveglio del Fuoco, scopri cosa accade a Morwen nei tre anni che trascorre nel Regno dei Cavalli Alati, tra fiumi di sangue, violenza inaudita, scontri brutali, crudeltà e morte.
Author: Simon Rich
Publisher: Diversion Books
"Fellow high school losers, use your video game money to buy this book! Simon Rich will make you relive the dread, the hilarity, and the insanity of those formative years like no one else. Open at your own peril!"—Gary Shteyngart There are things money can’t buy: integrity, honor, discipline. Unfortunately for Seymour Herson, he’s got a more pressing matter at hand: surviving eighth grade. He’s dead last in just about everything at Glendale, the Manhattan private school his parents are working so hard to keep him in. His grades are so low a C warrants a celebration. His athletic skill is limited to how much chocolate milk he can drink in one sitting. You’d think someone with such a natural knack for underachieving could at least have a pretty good social life, but Seymour’s more familiar with the lockers he’s been stuffed in than the kids they belong to. To top it off, being bullied constantly lands him in detention along with his tormentors. His newest? Elliot Allagash, heir to the Allagash fortune, descendant of the inventor of paper, particularly talented at pushing kids down the stairs. But Elliot’s interest seems to go beyond run-of-the-mill bullying. Bored with being forced to study alongside commoners, Elliot sees a golden opportunity to bring chaos to Glendale’s entire social order: Seymour. Set on transforming Seymour into the most popular and successful kid in school, Elliot takes matters into his own evil little hands. With his vast amount of money and questionable connections, making Elliot a superstar should be a piece of cake. If a few lives get ruined in the process, that’s just a happy little coincidence. If only Seymour wasn’t so dead set on being nice. “Reading this hilarious morality tale about the cost of that popularity makes me happy that I went through my high school years as an outsider. And it makes me even happier that Simon Rich did.”—Seth Meyers "I found Simon Rich's first novel, about an evil teenage billionaire, to be suspenseful and hilarious. I am so glad I don't have to lie in this blurb like I usually do."—Judd Apatow
Author: Patrice Martinez
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
Il destino lo aspetta alle Meteore! Nel tempo di qualche goccia di clessidra, scoprite l'intrigante Atanasio. Inseguito dalle guardie della Krypteia, arriverà nel villaggio di Kalambaka, ai piedi delle Meteore. Da allora, i grani del Tempo scorreranno rapidamente, mossi dal terribile signore Crono...
Author: David Gemmell
Publisher: Del Rey
Chaos and terror stalked the realm. The king had been slain by traitors, and the sword of power had been lost beyond the Circle of Mist. Armies of Saxons, Angles, Jutes, and Brigantes cut a gory swath across the land, led by puppets of the ruthless Witch Queen--whose minions included dark, bloodthirsty creatures and a savage, undead warrior. All hope lay with young Thuro--in whose veins flowed the blood of kings. He would have to defeat the Witch Queen's monsters and travel to the land of the Mist, there to seek a ghostly army. And the only one who could prepare Thuro to achieve his birthright was the mountain warrior Culain, the one man who knew the queen's deadly secret . . . The legend of the mystic Stones of Power begins with a tale of blood and glory, of love and betrayal, as a boy must come of age amidst the seemingly impossible quest to become the High King. From the Paperback edition.
Every Last Breath
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Some loves will last 'til your dying breath Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust. Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction. Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…