Rhiannon, outcast and female knight, seeks a cause worthy of a chivalric hero in a medieval world of magic and misogyny.
Eleanor, a wealthy widow, has given up all hero of finding passionate love and her perfect knight – until she meets Rhiannon.
Aveline, a powerful priestess, needs a warrior for her secret mission of starting a holy war. She binds Rhiannon with double-edged oaths and a magical sword.
A love affair worthy of troueroours’ songs clashes with loyalty, intrigue, ambition, and war, tangling the three women in a web that perhaps not even Rhiannon’s sword can cut through.
Mary Robinette Kowal - Valour and Vanity
Acclaimed fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal has enchanted many fans with her beloved novels featuring a Regency setting in which magic--known here as glamour--is real. In Valour and Vanity, master glamourists Jane and Vincent find themselves in the sort of a magical adventure that might result if Jane Austen wrote Ocean's Eleven. After Melody's wedding, the Ellsworths and Vincents accompany the young couple on their tour of the continent. Jane and Vincent plan to separate from the party and travel to Murano to study with glassblowers there, but their ship is set upon by Barbary corsairs while en route. It is their good fortune that they are not enslaved, but they lose everything to the pirates and arrive in Murano destitute. Jane and Vincent are helped by a kind local they meet en route, but Vincent is determined to become self-reliant and get their money back, and hatches a plan to do so. But when so many things are not what they seem, even the best laid plans conceal a few pitfalls. The ensuing adventure is a combination of the best parts of magical fantasy and heist novels, set against a glorious Regency backdrop.
Mary Robinette Kowal - Without a Summer
Up-and-coming fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal enchanted fans with award-winning short stories and beloved novels featuring Regency pair Jane and Vincent Ellsworth. In Without a Summer the master glamourists return home, but in a world where magic is real, nothing—even the domestic sphere—is quite what it seems. Jane and Vincent go to Long Parkmeade to spend time with Jane’s family, but quickly turn restless. The year is unseasonably cold. No one wants to be outside and Mr. Ellsworth is concerned by the harvest, since a bad one may imperil Melody’s dowry. And Melody has concerns of her own, given the inadequate selection of eligible bachelors. When Jane and Vincent receive a commission from a prominent family in London, they decide to take it, and take Melody with them. They hope the change of scenery will do her good and her marriage prospects—and mood—will be brighter in London. Once there, talk is of nothing but the crop failures caused by the cold and increased unemployment of the coldmongers, which have provoked riots in several cities to the north. With each passing day, it’s more difficult to avoid getting embroiled in the intrigue, none of which really helps Melody’s chances for romance. It’s not long before Jane and Vincent realize that in addition to getting Melody to the church on time, they must take on one small task: solving a crisis of international proportions
T. A. Chase - Out of Light into Darkness
In a world where humans are treated like cattle, one man must find the courage to love and heal the vampire who owns him. Andor's been a vampire for centuries and has never experienced weakness in his long life. Yet something runs through his blood, bringing darkness to his sight and his world. His herd of humans has been compromised by a rival, yet there is one man whose blood is pure. Unfortunately for Andor, Sven ran away from him months ago. Sven left Andor's herd when he realised Andor would never see him as anything other than a blood donor. Being dragged back like a spoiled child doesn't sit well with him until he discovers Andor needs him. Blindness and danger swirl around Andor and Sven as they deal with their own attraction. Will Sven s blood and love be enough to keep Andor from slipping further into the darkness threatening to claim the vampire?
Anya Seton - Green Darkness
This unforgettable story of undying love combines mysticism, suspense, mystery, and romance into a web of good and evil that stretches from 16th-century England to the present day. Richard Marsdon marries a young American woman named Celia, brings her to live at his English estate, and all seems to be going well. But now Richard has become withdrawn, and Celia is constantly haunted by a vague dread. When she suffers a breakdown and wavers between life and death, a wise doctor realizes that only by forcing Celia to relive her past can he enable her to escape her illness. Celia travels back 400 years in time to her past life as a beautiful but doomed servant. Through her eyes, we see the England of the Tudors, torn by religious strife, and experience all the pageantry, lustiness, and cruelty of the age. As in other historical romance titles by this author, the past comes alive in this flamboyant classic novel.
Mary Robinette Kowal - Shades of Milk and Honey
Shades of Milk and Honey is an intimate portrait of Jane Ellsworth, a woman ahead of her time in a version of Regency England where the manipulation of glamour is considered an essential skill for a lady of quality. But despite the prevalence of magic in everyday life, other aspects of Dorchester’s society are not that different: Jane and her sister Melody’s lives still revolve around vying for the attentions of eligible men. Jane resists this fate, and rightly so: while her skill with glamour is remarkable, it is her sister who is fair of face, and therefore wins the lion’s share of the attention. At the ripe old age of twenty-eight, Jane has resigned herself to being invisible forever. But when her family’s honor is threatened, she finds that she must push her skills to the limit in order to set things right–and, in the process, accidentally wanders into a love story of her own. This debut novel from an award-winning talent scratches a literary itch you never knew you had. Like wandering onto a secret picnic attended by Pride and Prejudice and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Shades of Milk and Honey is precisely the sort of tale we would expect from Jane Austen…if she had lived in a world with magic.
A. C. Gaughen - Lion Heart
The eagerly-awaited conclusion to the Scarlet trilogy delivers another action-packed and romance-filled adventure. Scarlet has captured the hearts of readers as well as the heart of Robin Hood, and after ceaseless obstacles and countless threats, readers will finally find out the fate of the Lady Thief. Imprisoned by Prince John for months, Scarlet finds herself a long way from Nottinghamshire. After a daring escape from the Prince's clutches, she learns that King Richard’s life is in jeopardy, and Eleanor of Aquitaine demands a service Scarlet can’t refuse: spy for her and help bring Richard home safe. But fate—and her heart—won’t allow her to stay away from Nottinghamshire for long, and together, Scarlet and Rob must stop Prince John from going through with his dark plans for England. They can not rest until he’s stopped, but will their love be enough to save them once and for all?
Cassandra Clare - Clockwork Prince
In Clockwork Prince, with Mortmain vanished and the clock counting down on how long Charlotte can keep control of the Institute away from Benedict Lightwood, Will, Jem and Tessa must dig into Mortmain’s past to predict what he will do in the future, But secrets about Mortmain aren’t all they find buried — Tessa begins to uncover the truth about her own birth, and the ghosts of Will’s past return to haunt him. As Tessa grows closer to Jem, and Will is driven further toward the brink of madness by jealousy and guilt, will they discover the truth in time to halt the next phase of Mortmain’s evil plan?
Catherine M. Wilson - The Warrior's Path
When she was a child, the author of When Women Were Warriors happily identified with all the male heroes she read about in stories that began, "Once upon a time, a young man went out to seek his fortune." But she would have been delighted to discover even one story like that with a female protagonist. Since she never did find the story she was looking for all those years ago, she decided to write it. In Book I of the trilogy, Tamras arrives in Merin's house to begin her apprenticeship as a warrior, but her small stature causes many, including Tamras herself, to doubt that she will ever become a competent swordswoman. To make matters worse, the Lady Merin assigns her the position of companion, little more than a personal servant, to a woman who came to Merin's house, seemingly out of nowhere, the previous winter, and this stranger wants nothing to do with Tamras.
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Warlock Who Hungered for a Demon
Disgrace or devotion? Plagued by the choices in his past, warlock Noah Hall cannot allow himself to claim Rhys Whitaker, the man-the incubus-he loves. He sees himself as a killer, having played a significant part in his own father's death. Torn between shame, reason, and desire, Noah lingers in a platonic friendship that hurts them both, but that neither of them is willing to abandon. Rhys has loved and desired Noah since the very moment he met the warlock. He knows that Noah is his other half, but when the other man rejects him, Rhys can do nothing else but respect Noah's wishes. When Noah's dark secret comes out, Rhys is crushed. In the midst of a conflict between races, their fragile relationship threatens to be overcome. Can Noah let go of his doubts and protect his mate? Can Rhys heal Noah's wounds in time to save them both?
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Vampire Who Thirsted for a Wolf
Blood slave or bonded? It is a question that has hounded vampire Kaname Yamamoto since he first saw werewolf Derek Wade. In all his years as an elder, he's never experienced such a powerful pull toward anyone. But is their connection just lust, or something more? Derek's duty as an Alpha's son binds him, keeping him from exploring his feelings for Kaname. But he cannot resist his desires, and as he returns into Kaname's embrace, he realizes he doesn't even want to. For the first time in his life, he opens his heart and trusts someone with his innermost vulnerabilities. Even as the two struggle to balance a relationship in a world that still frowns on vampire-shifter cooperation, the tentative alliance between the species is shattered by an unexpected attack. Old wounds are stirred, and Derek's relationship with Kaname is threatened. Can their bond withstand the weight of divided loyalties?
Scarlet Hyacinth - The Wolf Who Fought for His Soul Mate
Claim or cower? Tainted by his mother's machinations, Paris Marrow blames himself for her actions and seeks redemption. The only one who believes in him is his mate, Jace Wade. However, Jace is all too aware of Paris's emotional vulnerability and is reluctant to force Paris into a connection he might not be ready for. At the same time, Paris feels unworthy of the other wolf's affection, the mistreatment and loneliness of his childhood overcoming his sense of self-respect. Even as the two wolves bond, their future remains threatened by their past. Paris and Jace embark on a quest to find Paris's mother and her warlock ally. But the warlock's plan is far more sinister than any of them expected. Paris will have to face his own fears, and fight for his soul mate. Can he find the necessary strength? Can Jace's love wipe away the doubts and pain in Paris's soul?
Joyee Flynn - Baptista
Baptista just can't seem to get a handle on things. Life sucked as an Omega but he knew what being one always meant... Until they came to the island and it seemed fate just wanted to blow his life and everything he knew all to hell. Kelvin is one of the perks of this new life. They can be honest about what they feel for each other and explore it how they want. And then there's Quilan, a man so intense Baptista is confused by, drawn to, and comes alive with him... All at the same time. He's just afraid he'll get burned. That leaves Meriel, who's so shy that for once Baptista has to make the moves to seduce this gentle giant. But when the drama isn't over, more secrets are uncovered, and Baptista's powers start spiraling out of control, will the men he wants stand by him?
Sarah Alderson - Fated
What happens when you discover you aren't who you thought you were? And that the person you love is the person who will betray you? If your fate is already determined, can you fight it? When Evie Tremain discovers that she’s the last in a long line of Demon slayers and that she’s being hunted by an elite band of assassins –Shapeshifters, Vampires and Mixen demons amongst them – she knows she can’t run. They’ll find her wherever she goes. Instead she must learn to stand and fight. But when the half-human, half-Shadow Warrior Lucas Gray - is sent to spy on Evie and then ordered to kill her before she can fulfil a dangerous prophecy, their fates become inextricably linked. The war that has raged for one thousand years between humans and demons is about to reach a devastating and inevitable conclusion. Either one or both of them will die before this war ends. If your life becomes bound to another’s, what will it take to sever it?
Akihisa Ikeda - Rosario+Vampire 2.
All-around average teenager Tsukune can't get accepted to any high school save one...but on his first day he finds the rest of the student body doesn't appear average at all. Best of all, the cutest girl on campus can't wait to fling her arms around his neck! Wait a sec'—are those her teeth around his neck too...? Tsukune's going to have one heck of a hickey when he gets home from Monster High! But does he have a chance in H E double hockey sticks of raising his grades at a school where the turf war isn't between the jocks and the nerds but the vampires and the werewolves? LESSON TWO: WITCHES QUIZ HAVING A WITCH FOR A CLASSMATE CAN CREATE A VEXING HEX SITUATION IF SHE… a. casts spells stirring up all manner of mischief just to get attention. b. has no qualms about using magic to break up you and your girlfriend. c. becomes the target of a reptilian witchphobic hate group. d. all of the above.
Akihisa Ikeda - Rosario+Vampire 1.
All-around average teenager Tsukune can't get accepted to any high school save one...but on his first day he finds the rest of the student body doesn't appear average at all. Best of all, the cutest girl on campus can't wait to fling her arms around his neck! Wait a sec'--are those her teeth around his neck too...? Tsukune's going to have one heck of a hickey when he gets home from Monster High! But does he have a chance in H E double hockey sticks of raising his grades at a school where the turf war isn't between the jocks and the nerds but the vampires and the werewolves? LESSON ONE: VAMPIRES QUIZ 1 WHAT'S THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION WHEN A PERT CLASSMATE ATTEMPTS TO SNACK ON YOUR JUGULAR? a. Run for your life and the sanctity of your soul b. Invite her out for a strawberry soda, heavy on the syrup c. Scream like a boy and hide in the principal's office d. Let her have a few sips while you check out her spectacular quadriceps
Kevin Williamson - Julie Plec - The Vampire Diaries - Stefan's Diaries - The Craving
Stefan Salvatore has come to terms with being a vampire. The events of the past few months have sobered him, and the fog of his own blood lust has begun to lift. He travels to New York City to start a new life, one that does not require him to kill humans to survive. Instead he feeds off of animals in Central Park. But the quiet life he envisioned is jolted when he runs into his brother Damon, who has convinced New York high society that he is Italian royalty. While Stefan is regaining his humanity, Damon has completely lost his. Stefan will do whatever it takes to protect Damon from himself, but there is another villain present. A vampire that seeks revenge for a death the Salvatores are responsible for. Stefan and Damon will have to work together to fight the greatest evil yet.
Leigh Dragoon - Richelle Mead - Vampire Academy - A Graphic Novel
Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, best friends Rose, half-human/half-vampire, and Lissa, a mortal vampire princess, are caught and returned to school at St. Vladimir's Academy.
Alison Goodman - Eona
Eon has been revealed as Eona, the first female Dragoneye in hundreds of years. Along with fellow rebels Ryko and Lady Dela, she is on the run from High Lord Sethon's army. The renegades are on a quest for the black folio, stolen by the drug-riddled Dillon; they must also find Kygo, the young Pearl Emperor, who needs Eona's power and the black folio if he is to wrest back his throne from the selfstyled "Emperor" Sethon. Through it all, Eona must come to terms with her new Dragoneye identity and power--and learn to bear the anguish of the ten dragons whose Dragoneyes were murdered. As they focus their power through her, she becomes a dangerous conduit for their plans.... Eona, with its pulse-pounding drama and romance, its unforgettable fight scenes, and its surprises, is the conclusion to an epic only Alison Goodman could create
Kevin Williamson - Julie Plec - The Vampire Diaries – Stefan's Diaries - Bloodlust
A new beginning . . . When Stefan Salvatore's first love turned him into a vampire, his world—and his soul—were destroyed. Now he and his brother, Damon, must flee their hometown, where they risk being discovered . . . and killed. The brothers head to New Orleans, looking for safe haven. But the city is more dangerous than they ever imagined, full of other vampires—and vampire hunters. Will Stefan's eternal life be forever damned? Based on the popular CW TV show inspired by the bestselling novels, Stefan's Diaries reveals the truth about what really happened between Stefan, Damon, and Katherine—and how the Vampire Diaries love triangle began.