Author: C. C. Hunter
When a deadly virus forces Della to be reborn, she is bonded to the vampire Chase, despite her attraction to shapeshifter Steve, and meanwhile her latest case reveals shocking secrets about her father.
Memoirs of a Madman
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Publisher: Hesperus Press
A young genius reflects upon his life of philosophy, and then his gradual descent into insanity as he obsesses over a beautiful woman he watches carefully by the ocean.
“Morgan Rice a imaginé ce qui promet d'être une autre série brillante et nous plonge dans une histoire de fantasy avec bravoure, honneur, courage, magie et foi en sa destinée. Morgan Rice a de nouveau réussi à produire un solide ensemble de personnages qui nous font les acclamer à chaque page .... Recommandé pour la bibliothèque permanente de tous les lecteurs qui aiment les histoires de fantasy bien écrites.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (pour 'Le Réveil des Dragons') Morgan Rice, l'auteur à succès n°1, nous offre une splendide nouvelle série de fantasy. Ceres, 17 ans, fille pauvre et belle de Delos, cité de l'Empire, mène la vie dure et impitoyable d'une roturière. Le jour, elle livre les armes forgées par son père au terrain d'entraînement du palais, et la nuit, elle s'entraîne secrètement avec eux car elle désire fortement devenir guerrière dans ce pays où les filles n'ont pas le droit de se battre. Comme elle va bientôt être vendue comme esclave, elle est désespérée. Le prince Thanos, 18 ans, déteste tout ce que défend sa famille royale. Il exècre leur traitement violent des masses, surtout la compétition brutale — Les Tueries — qui forment le cœur de la vie de la cité. Il désire ardemment se libérer des contraintes imposées par son éducation, mais l'excellent guerrier qu'il est ne voit aucune façon d'y parvenir. Quand Ceres ébahit le public du terrain d'entraînement en lui montrant ses pouvoirs cachés, elle se retrouve injustement détenue et condamnée à vivre une vie encore pire que ce qu'elle avait pu imaginer. Éperdument amoureux, Thanos doit décider de tout risquer ou non pour elle. Pourtant, jetée dans un monde de duplicité et de secrets mortels, Ceres apprend rapidement qu'il y a ceux qui règnent et ceux qui leur servent de pions, et que, parfois, être choisie est la pire des choses qui puisse vous arriver. ESCLAVE, GUERRIERE, REINE raconte une histoire épique d'amour tragique, de vengeance, de trahison, d'ambition et de destinée. Pleine de personnages inoubliables et d'action palpitante, cette histoire nous transporte dans un monde que nous n'oublierons jamais et nous fait retomber amoureux de l'heroic fantasy. Le tome n°2 de la série 'De Couronnes et de Gloire' sortira bientôt !
Montague Summers believed vampires were as real as the birds (bats?) in the sky. Here is a quality edition on his greatest work on the subject of vampires!
Antimicrobial polymers are materials that prevent microorganism growth and are needed for many everyday applications from food packaging and water treatment to medicine and healthcare. This new book covers different areas of antimicrobial materials based on polymers including chitosan, polymers with ammonium and phosphonium groups, polymer nanofibers, carbon-based polymer Nanocomposites, polymeric and non-polymeric metal complexes, and biomimetic materials. By combining the information of different materials as well as antimicrobial action modes and applications within one source, the book provides a general summary of the field. Polymeric Materials with Antimicrobial Activity starts with a general introduction to antimicrobial polymers and presents the most common types of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, yeast and algae) along with the main areas of application of antimicrobial polymeric materials. Specific chapters then detail different polymer systems covering the fundamental issues of synthesis, characterization, physico-chemical properties and applications. With contributions from leading scientists the book is suitable for researchers in polymers, chemistry, biology and materials science interested in an overview of antimicrobial polymeric materials as well as the recent advances in their synthesis, properties and applications.
La suite très attendue du livre Le Code arcane... Après la bataille avec la Garde des sorciers, Gala et Blaise se réfugient dans la montagne, un endroit unique, beau et dangereux. Augusta est toutefois déterminée à se venger ― tandis que Barson, son amant ambitieux, met en route son propre plan. Au milieu des coups politiques, des batailles et des complots, quelque chose de beaucoup plus grave se prépare... Quelque chose qui pourrait mettre en péril l’équilibre même du Domaine des Sorts.
“Morgan Rice did it again! Building a strong set of characters, the author delivers another magical world. ONLY THE WORTHY is filled with intrigue, betrayals, unexpected friendship and all the good ingredients that will make you savor every turn of the pages. Packed with action, you will read this book on the edge of your seat.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos From Morgan Rice, #1 Bestselling author of OF CROWNS AND GLORY and of THE SORCERER’S RING, comes a riveting new fantasy series. ONLY THE WORTHY (The Way of Steel—Book 1) tells the epic love story of Genevieve and Royce, each 17 and each coming of age in a world that wants to tear their tragic love apart. Royce is a peasant farmer who senses, with his special fighting skills, that he contains powers—and a destiny—unlike all the other boys in his village. Genevieve is set to be wed to him, her only true love—and yet on their wedding day she is stolen away by the royal court. Banished from his homeland, Royce must face trials beyond which he can imagine as he is taught to survive the notorious Pits—the kingdom’s brutal bloodsport. Genevieve, meanwhile, desperate for Royce’s return, is forced to navigate the cruel and cunning world of the royal aristocracy, as she finds herself immersed in a world she despises. Yet as Royce’s powers become stronger and as he learns there is a secret behind the mysterious lineage of his father, he comes to realize that his destiny may be greater than he thought. He begins to wonder at the most terrifying question of all: who is he? And will he save his love before it is too late? ONLY THE WORTHY weaves an epic tale of love and destiny, of tragedy and honor, of betrayal and heartbreak. It draws us into a fantasy world we will never forget, and appeals to all ages and genders.
“An action packed fantasy sure to please fans of Morgan Rice’s previous novels, along with fans of works such as The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini…. Fans of Young Adult Fiction will devour this latest work by Rice and beg for more.” --The Wanderer, A Literary Journal (regarding Rise of the Dragons) The #1 Bestselling series! THE WEIGHT OF HONOR is book #3 in Morgan Rice’s bestselling epic fantasy series KINGS AND SORCERERS (which begins with RISE OF THE DRAGONS, a free download)! In THE WEIGHT OF HONOR, Kyra finally meets her cryptic uncle, and is shocked to discover he is not the man she expected. She embarks on a period of training which will test her stamina and her frustration, as she soon encounters the limits of her power. Unable to summon her dragon, unable to search deep within, and feeling an urgency to help in her father’s wars, Kyra doubts if she will ever become the warrior she thought she was. And when she meets a mysterious boy, more powerful than her, deep in the forest, she wonders what her future really has in store for her. Duncan must descend the peaks of Kos with his new army and, vastly outnumbered, launch a risky invasion on the capital. If he wins, waiting behind its ancient walls, he knows, will be the old king and his nest of nobles and aristocrats, all with their own agendas, all of them as quick to betray as they are to embrace. Unifying Escalon may, indeed, be harder than freeing it. Alec, in Ur, must tap his unique skills in the forge to aid the resistance if they have any chance of defending against the looming Pandesian invasion. He is awestruck when he encounters Dierdre, the strongest girl he has ever meet. The time she has a chance to make a stand against Pandesia, and as she bravely faces off, she who wonders if her father and his men will have her back this time. Alec, in Ur, must tap his unique skills in the forge to aid the resistance if they have any chance of defending against the looming Pandesian invasion. He is awestruck when he encounters Dierdre, the strongest girl he has ever met. This time she has a chance to make a stand against Pandesia, and as she bravely faces off, she wonders if her father and his men will have her back this time. Vesuvius leads his Troll nation across a vulnerable Escalon, devastating the land, while Theos, enraged at what becomes of his son, is on a rampage himself, and will not stop until all of Escalon is aflame. With its strong atmosphere and complex characters, THE WEIGHT OF HONOR is a sweeping saga of knights and warriors, of kings and lords, of honor and valor, of magic, destiny, monsters and dragons. It is a story of love and broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is fantasy at its finest, inviting us into a world that will live with us forever, one that will appeal to all ages and genders. Book #4 in KINGS AND SORCERERS will be published soon. “If you thought that there was no reason left for living after the end of the Sorcerer’s Ring series, you were wrong. Morgan Rice has come up with what promises to be another brilliant series, immersing us in a fantasy of trolls and dragons, of valor, honor, courage, magic and faith in your destiny. Morgan has managed again to produce a strong set of characters that make us cheer for them on every page.…Recommended for the permanent library of all readers that love a well-written fantasy.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Rise of the Dragons) “[The novel] succeeds—right from the start…. A superior fantasy…It begins, as it should, with one protagonist's struggles and moves neatly into a wider circle of knights, dragons, magic and monsters, and destiny.…All the trappings of high fantasy are here, from soldiers and battles to confrontations with self….A recommended winner for any who enjoy epic fantasy writing fueled by powerful, believable young adult protagonists.” --Midwest Book Review, D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer (regarding Rise of the Dragons) “A plot-driven novel that’s easy to read in a weekend…A good start to a promising series.” --San Francisco Book Review (regarding Rise of the Dragons)
Vampire bachelor Samson can't get it up anymore. Not even his shrink can help him. That changes when the lovely mortal auditor Delilah tumbles into his arms after a seemingly random attack. Suddenly there's nothing wrong with his hydraulics - that is, as long as Delilah is the woman in his arms. His scruples about taking Delilah to bed vanish when his shrink suggests it's the only way to cure his problem. Thinking all he needs is one night with her, Samson indulges in a night of pleasure and passion. However, another attack on Delilah and a dead body later, and Samson has his hands full: not only with trying to hide the fact he's a vampire, but also with finding out what secrets Delilah harbors for somebody to want her harm. Scanguards Vampires Series: Book 1: Samson's Lovely Mortal Book 2: Amaury's Hellion Book 3: Gabriel's Mate Book 4: Yvette's Haven Book 5: Zane's Redemption Out of Olympus Series: Book 1: A Touch of Greek Book 2: A Scent of Greek Venice Vampyr Series: Book 1: Venice Vampyr Book 2: Venice Vampyr – Final Affair Book 3: Venice Vampyr – Sinful Treasure Bundle (Novellas 1 to 3): Venice Vampyr – The Beginning Other Books: Lawful Escort
Author: Paul Fval
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
La vampire by Paul F�val
Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Publisher: Hachette UK
'People don't like dealing with people who raise the dead. Don't ask me why, but we make them nervous.' There's something about Leo Harlan that I don't like. He's asked me to reanimate his long-dead ancestor, and it seems like a perfectly ordinary case for someone like me: Anita Blake, preternatural expert, vampire hunter and raiser of the dead. So I agree - sometimes you deal with the devil not because you want to, but because if you don't, someone else will. But what he hasn't told me is that the corpse may hold the secret to an ancient crime that not everyone wants to be remembered.