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R. K. Ryals - Capture the World
"They called me a breakdown waiting to happen. He didn’t see a breakdown. He saw me." I see people. The way they travel through life like a blurred stream of light. I am one of them, these people, and we’re all light blasting together from one place to another. We’re all trying to be a part of the world, and yet not be a part of it. Like we’re trying to ball the world up into our hands and hold onto it. That’s me. Trying to capture it. The world. To keep it with me awhile before it goes away. My mom is a traveler, and she takes me with her everywhere. I am ashamed. I am proud. I want to catch her and make the world stop spinning. Maybe make it spin backwards, so that she is changed. The worst part is the fear I see when people look at me. As if I’m her. As if I’m going to be her. I’m not. But I wish I was. Because she doesn’t see our world. She has her own, and it’s beautiful. Her life. Her extraordinary world. My name is Reagan Lawson, a seventeen-year-old seasoned traveler without a passport. My life. My origami world. His name is Matthew Moretti. Senior basketball star, handsome, and as far from my complicated world as he can get, he surprises me with his interest, with the way he pulls me into a world I didn't want any part of. Until now. His life. His surprising world
R. K. Ryals - In the Land of Tea and Ravens
Sitting on the porch of a decaying house, an old brown mug sat, the top chipped, a warm breeze brushing against sun-heated ceramic. "There is nothing more potent than a cup of tea," Old Ma’am once told her. Twenty-year-old Lyric Mason lifted the mug, her sad eyes drawn to its flaw. She’d come home to say goodbye to her grandmother and to take over an eerie family legacy that would forever burden her. She hadn't count on twenty-five-year-old Grayson Kramer. *** "The women in that family will drive you insane," the town said. "They’ll steal your heart and destroy your soul," they promised. Despite himself, troubled Grayson was fascinated by Lyric, by the rumors and accusations that surrounded her. Prison had changed him and guilt had nearly destroyed him. It was the guilt that would draw them together. For in Hiccup, Mississippi, a decrepit house sat, the home feared by the locals, a group of ravens perching on the roof. In this house, there was a tea cup full of secrets held by a woman Grayson couldn’t ignore.
R. K. Ryals - Sex & Such
Vivacious and outgoing, Amethyst August Nelson is the youngest daughter in a family of six girls. All named after jewels and the months they were born. Being the youngest in an all girl family isn't easy. It sucks. It's hard to stand out in a sea of high heels. So when she meets Archie Leopold Smathers in the fifth grade, he seems like the perfect friend; a guy and an only child. Who could ask for more? Senior year, and they're still best friends. It's been a give and take relationship full of comic book mayhem, video games, and sneaking across lawns. Until an embarrassing experience with the star quarterback has eighteen-year-old Amethyst asking Leo to take her virginity, and it puts a whole new spin on their friendship. Can their friendship survive beyond the boundaries of desire and unexpected revelations? Thursday night dance confessions, a neighborhood full of quirky characters, and a comic book store full of off-the-wall advice will teach these two about life, love, sex, and each other in a way they never expected. It takes more than one person to help Amethyst find herself. It takes a neighborhood. Excerpt: "You know something?" he asked. I peered at him, our eyes clashing before sliding away. "You can always count on me. You do know that, right?" My heart heavy, I studied his profile. "You can always count on me, too." Leo had been spending most of our friendship protecting me from things, and that scared me. What happens to a friendship when that protection is gone? NOTE: This is a coming of age new adult book that contains adult language and content.
R. K. Ryals - Possessed
Calling a Demon forth wasn’t the wisest thing the Ayer’s witches have ever done. For centuries, the Ayers have been slaves of the Demon Lilith, one Ayers witch destined to do her will while another was sacrificed to the Hunters. But Monroe Jacobs has changed the rules … A witch from the Ayers' line, Monroe’s powers have always been connected to Demons and now she knows why. Once a slave to Lilith, she has thrown off her blood ties to the Demon queen by calling on her son, the hybrid-Demon, Luther. Now Monroe must discover what it means to be a witch while fighting off demonic possession. For Luther “Thorne” Craig, his attraction to the witch, Monroe, isn’t just a complication, it’s a distraction. He’s always been happy with his life, serving the denizens of Hell while living flamboyantly, but now he’s declared war on his mother and Lilith won’t rest until she sees him dead. Armed with her own book of shadows, Monroe is dragged into a civil war between mother and son while Luther fights his demonic need to truly possess her.
R. K. Ryals - Dancing with the Devil
Falling ash. Subservient Hellhounds. Dark mirrors and ticking clocks. Such is the life of a daughter of Hecate living in Hell … Monroe Jacobs isn’t your typical witch. She is strong, her powers growing with each passing day. They are powers that beckon, powers coveted by many, including the man she loves. Luther Craig is a remorseless Demon ruler in Hell. Governing a kingdom once presided over by his mother, the she-demon Lilith, Luther has everything he’s ever wanted. Power. But his kingdom is at risk, his newfound strength a challenge to the Princes of Hell. Theirs is a strange relationship, the witch and the Demon, full of passion and need. It’s a relationship that will be tested by the worst kind of obstacles–pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth. For in the ash-filled shadows of Hell, the Princes are preparing for war. Luther isn’t the only one who wants power and a blonde-haired witch. He’ll have to face the Seven Deadly Sins to keep both.
R. K. Ryals - 1986: Why Can't This Be Love
Spring break her junior year is supposed to be Tori Allen's chance to catch the eye of wicked hot Corey Sanders, the bouncer at The Cube, an eighteen and under club. Only what should have been a night to remember turns into a grody tryst that chases her into the arms of inner city boy, Dylan Black. A malfunctioning photo booth, a crazy game of midnight madness bowling, and suddenly her memorable night becomes one totally rad adventure.
R. K. Ryals - The Story of Awkward
If you are looking for a happy book about beautiful people, this is the wrong story. If you are looking for a narrative without emotion, without regrets, and without mistakes, this is definitely the wrong story. This is by no means an uncomplicated tale about uncomplicated people. It is by no means sweet or light. This story is ugly. This story is complicated. This story is emotional. This story is tragic. In short, this story is about being awkward. Peregrine Storke is an artist with an odd sketchbook full of pictures she’s drawn since she was a child. It is a book full of strange sketches and awkward characters, for there is no better way to hide from bullying and life than to create a world of your own. With a stroke of her pencil, she has given life to a spectacled princess, a freckle-nosed king, a candy loving troll, a two-horned unicorn, and a graceless fairy. At nineteen, Peregrine leaves her home, her sketchbook, and awkwardness behind. But what happens when something goes wrong in the world of Awkward? Trapped inside of her complex realm with the bully she thought to leave behind, Peregrine discovers there is nothing worse than falling for your own villain.
R. K. Ryals - Retribution
Love can overcome many odds. And while this emotion is worth many trials and tribulations, it can also lead to death. ~Bezaliel~ It is a love that is forbidden . . . Dayton Blainey is the only sane Naphil ever to walk the face of the Earth, and she's in love with a Demon she's been bound to by blood. Can love triumph over fate . . . Marcas Craig is the Demon son of Lilith and Cain. He has a destiny he has turned his back on for Dayton. There is only one choice . . . Kidnapped by Marcas' insane twin brother, Damon, Dayton has become a pawn in Damon's fanatical attempt at securing his own redemption. The Seal is now in the hands of a mad Demon, there is a civil war brewing in Hell, and Dayton and Marcas' love could destroy Earth. In the end, will love conquer all?
R. K. Ryals - Cursed
A grimoire. A witch. A Demon. Ellie Elizabeth Jacobs, often known as Monroe due to her fascination with vintage attire and old movies, is an 18 year-old witch and a darned good one! But there is also something very wrong with her. Demonic energy makes her powers stronger, she has the ability to ward off Demons, and Lucifer wants her. Sometimes being bad is better. Or at least that's how Luther "Thorne" Craig feels. The hybrid Demon son of the cursed Cain and the Demon Lilith, Luther is reluctantly sent to New Orleans, Louisiana by his brother, the hybrid Demon ruler of the Outer Levels of Hell, to protect Monroe from Lucifer's searching Hellhounds. But what happens when things go wrong? In this riveting spin off from R.K. Ryals' Redemption series, Monroe is faced with an old grimoire, an ancient curse, and a journey to discover a family secret that may surprise them all.
R. K. Ryals - Hawthorne & Heathcliff
Two names that didn't belong to us. Two shoes that did. Intense and introspective, seventeen-year-old Hawthorne Macy knows all about being abandoned. She's felt the stark pain of being left behind by the people who are supposed to love her the most; her parents. Raised by her caring uncle on an old plantation, Hawthorne lives her life on the fringes of her small Southern town. Until she meets his shoe. Senior year, last period English class, and a pair of silent tennis shoes resting next to hers in the back of the room throws Hawthorne into a world she'd learned to stay outside of. His name is Max Vincent, but in her mind, he’s Heathcliff. The handsome eighteen-year-old boy behind the shoes will pull Hawthorne into a passionate and unforgettable adventure of self-discovery during a time when love seems impossible. Shoes can tell a lot about a person. The journey they take you on can tell a lot about how they'll hold up.
R. K. Ryals - Redemption
A fateful car accident, a strange Abbey ruled by an even stranger Abbess, an insane Demon, a world where right and wrong becomes dangerously twisted, and a confident, rebellious teenager . . . . Dayton Blainey is a foul-mouthed, grief-stricken young woman forced to live with a religiously eccentric aunt who favors her moral older sister. But when Dayton's life becomes intertwined with a dangerous stranger, she suddenly finds herself at the center of a war fought since the beginning of time. Trapped between what she believes is right, and a forbidden attraction, Dayton must come to terms with betrayal and her surprising lineage to stop a war before it even begins.
R. K. Ryals - Ransom
Vengeance is the path of the Damned. It is not a path taken lightly. For a Naphil, it could mean ransoming his soul. ~Bezaliel~ Dayton Blainey is caught between two worlds: Heaven and Hell. Bound to a Demon she's beginning to care about, she is thrown into an adventure she may not survive. But she will try. Separated from her friends, she is forced to use powers she just discovered she had while surviving the wrath of a Demon queen. She will be tested. And in the search for a ring that may unbind her from Marcas Craig, Dayton will discover that the bond between an Angel and a Demon goes much deeper than blood. She will endure.
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