Sure, love is hell. But it’s totally worth it.
In these supernatural stories by five of today’s hottest writers – Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely), Scott Westerfeld (Specials), Justine Larbalestier (Magic or Madness), Gabrielle Zevin (Elsewhere), and Laurie Faria Stolarz (Blue is for Nightmares) – love may be twisted and turned around, but it’s more potent than ever on its quest to conquer all.
From two students who let the power of attraction guide them to break the hard-and-fast rules of their world to the girl who falls hard for a good-looking ghost with a score to settle, the clever, quirky characters in this exciting collection will break your heart, then leave you believing in love more than ever.
Ismeretlen szerző - Songs of Love and Death
IN this star-studded cross-genre anthology, seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with brand-new tales of ill-fated love. From zombie-infested woods in a postapocalyptic America to faery-haunted rural fields in eighteenth- century England, from the kingdoms of high fantasy to the alien world of a galaxy-spanning empire, these are stories of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate. Award-winning, bestselling author Neil Gaiman demonstrates why he’s one of the hottest stars in literature today with “The Thing About Cassandra,” a subtle but chilling story of a man who meets an old girlfriend he had never expected to see. International blockbuster bestselling author Diana Gabaldon sends a World War II RAF pilot through a stone circle to the time of her Outlander series in “A Leaf on the Winds of All Hallows.” Torn from all he knows, Jerry MacKenzie determinedly survives hardship and danger, intent on his goal of returning home to his wife and baby—no matter the cost. New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher presents “Love Hurts,” in which Harry Dresden takes on one of his deadliest adversaries and in the process is forced to confront the secret desires of his own heart. Just the smallest sampling promises unearthly delights, but look also for stories by New York Times bestselling romance authors Jo Beverley and Mary Jo Putney, and by such legends of the fantasy genre as Peter S. Beagle and Tanith Lee, as well as many other popular and beloved writers, including Marjorie M. Liu, Jacqueline Carey, Carrie Vaughn, and Robin Hobb. This exquisite anthology, crafted by the peerless editing team of George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, is sure to leave you under its spell. Discover the many realms of the heart with this extraordinary cast of acclaimed authors: PETER S. BEAGLE JO BEVERLEY JIM BUTCHER JACQUELINE CAREY DIANA GABALDON NEIL GAIMAN YASMINE GALENORN M.L.N. HANOVER ROBIN HOBB CECELIA HOLLAND TANITH LEE MARJORIE M. LIU MARY JO PUTNEY LINNEA SINCLAIR MELINDA SNODGRASS LISA TUTTLE CARRIE VAUGHN
Ismeretlen szerző - The Eternal Kiss
There’s an allure to vampire tales that have seduced readers for generations. From Bram Stoker to Stephanie Meyer and beyond, vampire stories are here to stay. For those fresh-blooded fans of paranormal romance or for those whose hunt and hunger never dies, these stories have what readers want! This collection of original tales comes from some of the hottest, most popular, and best-selling YA writers, including: • Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles, Tithe) • Libba Bray (A Great and Terrible Beauty) • Melissa De La Cruz (Blue Blood) • Cassandra Clare (City of Bones) • Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires) • Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie (Wicked) • Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof, Queen of Cool) • Kelley Armstrong (Women of Otherworld) • Maria V. Snyder • Sarah Rees Brennan • Lili St. Crow • Karen Mahoney • Dina James They will make everyone a sucker for eternal kisses.
Kelley Armstrong - Lori Handeland - Kim Harrison - Lynsay Sands - Dates from Hell
She thought her date was out of this world. Actually, he was not of this world . . . We've all been on bad dates, nightmare dates, dreadful experiences that turned out to be uniquely memorable in the very worst way. But at least our partners for these detestable evenings were more or less . . . human! Now Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Kelley Armstrong, and Lori Handeland -- four of the very best writers currently exploring the dangerous seduction of the supernatural -- offer up dating disasters (and unexpected delights) of a completely different sort: dark, wicked, paranormally sensual assignations with werewolves, demon lovers, and the romantically challenged undead. Sexy, witty, chilling, and altogether remarkable, here is proof positive that some love matches are made someplace other than heaven.
Cassandra Clare - Libba Bray - Claudia Gray - Maureen Johnson - Sarah Mlynowski - Vacations from Hell
Life's a beach . . . and then you're undead? in this must-have collection, five of today's hottest writers - Libba Bray (A Great and Terrible Beauty), Cassandra Clare (City of Bones), Claudia Gray (Evernight), Maureen Johnson (13 Little Blue Envelopes), and Sarah Mlynowski (Bras & Broomsticks) - tell supernatural tales of vacations gone awry. Lost luggage is only mildly unpleasant compared to bunking with a witch who holds a grudge. And a sunburn might be embarrassing and painful, but it doesn't last as long as a curse. Of course, even in the most hellish of situations, love can thrive. . . . From light and funny to dark and creepy, these stories have something for everyone. You definitely won't want to leave this collection at home!
Shiloh Walker - Mary Wine - Lora Leigh - A Wish a Kiss a Dream
The owner of the ancient Irish Torque will always be an Irish lass. The wearer, the lover of her heart and soul. It's Angel Manning's legacy and has sparked dreams of an unknown lover who would fill her nights with heat. But when her father sells the Torque to Jack Riley against her wishes, destiny and fate are put in motion. Djinn's Wish When Tamric chose to become Djinn, he never imagined that he would be trapped in service to a magickal mirror for thousands of years, granting one wish to each woman who holds it. Tam is ready to do anything to obtain his freedom when he meets the human who will make him burn with a hunger he had long ago forgotten and yearn for a love unlike any he has ever imagined. Dream - Paying Up Christina Faulkner made a bet and now she owed him a kiss. If she's lucky, he's forgotten all about it. Shane Jacobs didn't just want the bet paid. He wanted a whole lot more. Christina is about to discover that Shane hasn't forgotten her. He's coming back to claim what is his. All of it.
Kim Knox - Shermaine Williams - Lauren Hawkeye - Elaine Lowe - Barbara Elsborg - Christine DePetrillo - Rosalie Stanton - Just One Bite 5
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Ismeretlen szerző - Blood Lite
The Horror Writers Association Presents BLOOD LITE ...a collection of entertaining tales that puts the fun back into dark fiction, with ironic twists and tongue-in-cheek wit to temper the jagged edge. Charlaine Harris reveals the dark side of going green, when a quartet of die-hard environmentalists hosts a fundraiser with a gory twist in "An Evening with Al Gore"...In an all-new Dresden Files story from Jim Butcher, when it comes to tracking deadly paranormal doings, there's no such thing as a "Day Off" for the Chicago P.D.'s wizard detective, Harry Dresden...Sherrilyn Kenyon turns a cubicle-dwelling MBA with no life into a demon-fighting seraph with one hell of an afterlife in "Where Angels Fear to Tread"...Celebrity necromancer Jaime Vegas is headlining a sold-out séance tour, but behind the scenes, a disgruntled ghost has a bone to pick, in Kelley Armstrong's "The Ungrateful Dead." Plus tales guaranteed to get under your skin -- in a good way -- from Janet Berliner Don D'Ammassa Nancy Holder Nancy KilpatrickJ. A. Konrath and F. Paul Wilson Joe R. Lansdale Will LudwigsenSharyn McCrumb Mark Onspaugh Mike Resnick Steven SavileD. L. Snell Eric James Stone Jeff Strand Lucien Soulban Matt Venne Christopher Welch So let the blood flow and laughter reign -- because when it comes to facing our deepest, darkest fears, a little humor goes a long way!
Neil Gaiman - Kim Harrison - Robert R. McCammon - Maggie Stiefvater - William Peter Blatty - Clive Baker - Mark Twain - Lauren Kate - Joe Hill - James Steele - Demons
2011 BRAM STOKER WINNER for Superior Achievement in an Anthology! This mind-blowing anthology cracks open the lid on demonic lore, from the possessed to fallen angels and the Devil himself. The next book in Black Dog's supernatural series, Demons presents thirty-six terrifying, tantalizing tales in which evil spirits wreak havoc on the world. Neil Gaiman, William Peter Blatty, Kim Harrison and Robert R. McCammon join H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Beaumont, Bentley Little, Maggie Stiefvator, Danielle Trussoni, David J. Schow, Karl Edward Wagner, Richard Christian Matheson, Adram-Troy Castro, Amelia Beamer, Cody Goodfellow, Carlton Mellick III, and dozens more, both old and new. Horror legend John Skipp, editor of Zombies and Werewolves and Shapeshifters, provides fascinating insight into the history and details of demon lore, and its role in popular culture. Between the extensive resource materials and the lovingly selected stories - ranging from fantasy, horror, paranormal romance, and magic realism to full-blown Bizarro - Demons is an indispensable text, and the most fun you'll ever have with the forces of evil.
Cassandra Clare - Mennyei tűz városa
A Végzet Ereklyéi zárókötete _"Erchomai - mondta Sebastian. - Jövök."_ A sötétség visszatér az árnyvadászok világába. Miközben minden széthullik körülöttük, Clary, Jace, Simon és a barátaik összefognak, hogy megküzdjenek a nephilimek valaha volt legnagyobb ellenségével: Clary saját bátyjával. Sebastiant a világon semmi sem győzheti le – egy másik világba kell talán utazniuk, hogy esélyük legyen? Életek vesznek oda, szerelmeket áldoznak fel, és minden megváltozik ebben a pazar befejező kötetben. _"Ó,_ Mennyei tűz városa! _Mit is mondhatnék erről a könyvről? Tökéletes! Az akció, a feszültség, a szereplők, egyszerűen minden zseniális benne. Egyetlen pillanatra sem szabadultam a világtól, amíg a könyv végére nem értem."_ - booklistofbooks.blogspot.com - _"Egy csodálatos sorozat lenyűgöző befejezése! Cassandra imádni valóan szőtte tovább és zárta le a kalandot. Minden rajongónak késlekedés nélkül el kell olvasnia ezt a könyvet!"_ - writeawaybliss.com -
Kiera Cass - The Elite - Az Elit
A PALOTÁBA 35 LÁNY ÉRKEZETT. CSAK HATAN MARADTAK. A Párválasztót 35 lány kezdte meg. Mostanra azonban már csak az Elitnek nevezett csoport maradt versenyben Maxon herceg szerelméért, s a harc ádázabb, mint valaha. Minél közelebb kerül America a koronához, annál jobban meg kell szenvednie azért, hogy végre megtudja, kihez húz valójában a szíve. Minden Maxonnal töltött pillanat olyan, akár egy tündérmese, csupa lélegzetelállító, csillogó romantikus kaland. De ha a palotában meglátja őrt állni első szerelmét, Aspent, újra hatalmába keríti a vágyakozás az élet után, amit még közösen terveztek el. Americának rettentően szüksége lenne egy kis időre. Míg azonban ő a kétféle jövő lehetősége között vergődik, az Elit tagjai pontosan tudják, hogy mit is akarnak - s egyre valószínűtlenebbnek tűnik, hogy Americának lehetősége nyílik választani... ,,Mintha az Éhezők viadala (leszámítva a véres jeleneteket) és a Nagy Ő (leszámítva a véres jeleneteket) elegye lenne. Cass ügyesen szítja America és Maxon vágyát, de közben nem hagyja kialudni a lány első, tiltott szerelmének parazsát sem." - Publishers Weekly
Caris Roane - Burning Skies
A vampire warrior in exile, Marcus Amargi resists the call to return to the ranks of the Guardians who fight the death vamp armies. Here on Mortal Earth, Marcus has another battle on his hands - the seductive lure of Havily Morgan. The woman meant for him. Whose blood he craves. The one who comes to him in dreams - and demands his surrender… A beautiful immortal with extraordinary powers, Havily lives in the realm of Second Earth but, in her fantasies, yearns for her winged lover Marcus. Soon, their bond will be put to the ultimate test. When their bloodthirsty enemies set the night on fire with sky-blazing weapons, Marcus and Havily must unite body and soul, to unleash the full power of their passion—and fight fire with fire…
Nora Roberts - A Little Magic
In "Spellbound," a beautiful lady casts a thousand-year spell on the man of her dreams -- and unleashes a nightmare only love can conquer..."Ever After" follows an enchanting woman as she journeys to an otherworldly land -- and introduces a handsome artist to the transforming power of love..."In Dreams" links a young woman to a stranger's past -- and to the curse that has trapped him forever in the eternity of his own dreams...
Nora Roberts - Black Hills
Lil Chance fell in love with Cooper Sullivan pretty much the first time she saw him, an awkward teenager staying with his grandparents on their cattle ranch in Montana while his parents went through a messy divorce. They spent every summer together, treking in the Black Hills, tracking cougar and falling in love. Then Cooper broke her heart and moved back to New York City. Ten years later and Cooper has given up his job in the police force to run the ranch after his grandfather is injured in a fall. Lil has stayed true to her love of cougars and of the Black Hills and opened an animal sanctuary. She has been targeted by animal rights campaigners in the past but this time someone seems intent on murder. As hikers are killed, animals mutiliated and a family member goes missing, Lil knows that she has no choice but to turn to Cooper for help in her fight for survival ...
Elizabeth Chandler - Everafter
The sweeping saga of Ivy and Tristan comes to a breathtaking conclusion in this final book of the all-new arc in the New York Times bestselling Kissed by an Angel series.It seems the odds are forever against Ivy and her fallen angel. Tristan is still trapped in the body of an accused murderer, and as the two star-crossed lovers try to clear his name, they must battle the dark forces that would keep them apart and destroy them both. The danger is especially great for Tristan since, as a fallen angel, death would mean losing his soul. It’s up to Ivy to save the one she loves and, hopefully, find a way for the two of the them to be together…for all eternity.
Rachel Hawkins - Hex Hall
"A sötét boszorkányok nagy tettekre képesek." Négy évvel korábban Sophie Mercer rádöbbent, hogy boszorkány, amiből természetesen jó pár kalamajka származott. Egy napon aztán, amikor Sophie egyik bűbája meglehetősen rosszul sült el a szalagavató bálon, apja úgy döntött, felügyeletre szorul. A Hex Hallba, egy világtól elzárt nevelőotthonba küldte őt, ami a problémás viselkedésű prodigiumok (vagyis boszorkányok, tündérek és alakváltók) gyűjtőhelye. A hasonszőrű csodabogár tinikkel töltött első nap végére Sophie szép kis listával dicsekedhetett: - három erős, szupermodell-kinézetű ellenséget szerzett, - egy szívdöglesztő boszorkánymester iránt érzett bimbózó szerelmet, - egy ijesztő kísértet kezdte követni, - és kapott egy szobatársat, akiről kiderült, hogy a suli leggyűlöltebb diákja és ráadásul vámpír. A legrosszabb azonban akkor következett be, amikor Sophie rádöbbent, hogy a diáktámadások első számú gyanúsítottja az ő szobatársa és egyetlen barátja. A vérfagyasztó rejtélyek egyre sokasodtak, és Sophie kénytelen volt felkészülnie a legnagyobb fenyegetésre, hogy egy ősi, titkos társaság mindent megtesz azért, hogy elpusztítsa a prodigiumokat - _kiváltképp_ őt. _"A Hex Hallt olvasni olyan, mint kinyitni egy doboz bonbont - nincs az az önuralom, ami megállítana. Minden oldalára jutott minimum egy kacagtató mondat! A gyilkossági ügy izgalmai miatt pedig szinte maguktól peregtek a lapok - vagy talán a Hex Hall egyik láthatatlan prodigiuma volt a felelős ezért! Sophie Mercer engem is elvarázsolt!"_ - Becca Fitzpatrick, a _Csitt, csitt_ sikerkönyv írója -
Sherrilyn Kenyon - Devil May Cry
An ancient Sumerian god, Sin was one of the most powerful among his pantheon... Until the night Artemis stole his godhood by trickery and left him one step from death. For millennia, this ex-god turned Dark-Hunter has dreamed only of regaining his powers and seeking revenge on her. If only life were that simple. Unfortunately he has bigger fish or in his case, demons, to fry. The lethal gallu that were buried by his pantheon are now stirring and they are hungry for human flesh. Their only goal is to destroy mankind and anyone else who gets in their way. Lucky Sin is the only one who can stop it, that is if a certain woman doesn't kill him first. Trust of any kind died in him the moment Artemis tricked him, but now he must rely on another woman or see an annihilation of biblical proportions. Enemies have always made strange bedfellows, but never more so than when the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Now a man who knows only betrayal must trust the one person most likely to hand him to the demons. Artemis may have stolen his godhood, but this one has stolen his heart. The only question is will she keep it or feed it to the ones who want him dead?
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.
Shannon Hale - Princess Academy
Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince himself will come and choose his bride from among the girls of the village. The king's ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess. Miri soon finds herself confronted with a harsh academy mistress, bitter competition among the girls, and her own conflicting desires to be chosen and win the heart of her childhood best friend. But when bandits seek out the academy to kidnap the future princess, Miri must rally the girls together and use a power unique to the mountain dwellers to save herself and her classmates.
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.
Yelena Black - Dance of Shadows
Vanessa knew that dance was in her blood, but she had no idea the world of elite ballet was center stage for the darkest of secrets - until her sister mysteriously disappeared from the world-renowned New York Ballet Academy. Three years later, Vanessa follows in Margaret's footsteps, lands the role most girls at NYBA would kill for... and gets trapped in a sinister spiral of secrets. Back-stabbing bunheads, a fiercely unrelenting choreographer, and the sexy male lead of the troupe - they all want something from Vanessa. And though she revels in the attention, what Vanessa truly craves are answers. Instead, she feels as though she is losing her footing at every turn. Is she doomed to relive her sister's strange fate? Riveting and sexy, Dance of Shadows twists the cutthroat world of ballet with a psychological thriller, in a dance you won't be able to resist.