For 2,000 years, Earth and her many colonies across the galaxy have fought against the Estelian menace. Having faced overwhelming losses, the CSC has instituted the largest military draft ever, conscripting millions into the battle against the aliens.
"Decent First Try"
"I bequeath to my nephew, Jacob Quigley, all that I own, all that I dream, and all that I am, in the hope that my life's quest will become his quest." Last Will & Testament of Tobias Quigley Those few cryptic words send Jake into a world that couldn't possibly exist. Traveling the Gateways, he will befriend the eternal Guardians and stand against an ancient enemy.
What would you do if you met your soul mate, but you were already married? In The Good Enough Husband, Sylvie Fox delivers a riveting story about a woman who refuses to let her past define her future. For years, Hannah Morrison Keesling's marriage to Michael was good enough. Then she wakes up one morning and it isn't. Taking her puppy Cody along, Hannah drives north to put distance between herself and her past.
"Great story with not so great narration"
For over one hundred years the Civic Order and the Alchemic Order have held a shaky truce, peppered by violence and mistrust. But when Koa, a Civilian-born insurgency, bombs an Alchemist summit, the truce is shattered. Now, Koa is rising. War is coming. And all sixteen-year-old Zeika Anon can do is keep moving as she watches the lords of alchemy slowly overtake her home.
"Dark urban fantasy with a slow but steady pace..."
What if the world ended overnight and everyone died but you? How would you cope? What would you do to take care of yourself when there is very little food left in your cupboard and no clean water coming out of your faucet? And you have a little dog who must eat and drink, too?
"I liked this book very much."
John Smith is the first person ever sent downstairs due to a mix-up in the paperwork. While this is sorted out, he is assigned to work at Hades' local television station, where he must deal with strange characters and stranger programming. All the more bizarre, he arrived just in time for Founder's Day.
It is so far into the future that Oprah's papacy is but a bizarre footnote in the history books. The invention of the Flitzdrive has shrunk the mind-numbing magnitude of the galaxy down to less than a year's travel from edge to edge. Thousands of sentient races that once didn't know each other existed now intermingle and irritate one another on a regular basis...
Colton Bradford never believed in love at first sight. And then, Rain Maxwell walked through his buddy's front door. He knew there was something special underneath the shy, guarded exterior and was determined to find out what it was. The problem? Rain had devised her own set of life rules and “Never get involved with a band mate” was right near the top of that list. She allowed Colton into her heart as one of her closest friends, but pushed him away at the mention of anything more.
Let Tom Cardamone lead you into his wicked universe of changelings and mysterious creatures, where a boy transforms into lightning and illuminates his emerging sexuality. Where a man accidentally receives a package meant for his neighbor, a situation complicated by the fact that he lives next door to a Sphinx. A nurse finds herself working in a retirement home for vampires, while in the future a man questions his decision to live life as a manatee.
"Strange and disjointed"
For over 100 years the Civic Order and the Alchemic Order have held a shaky truce, peppered by violence and mistrust. But when Koa, a Civilian-born insurgency, bombs an Alchemist summit, the truce is shattered. Now, Koa is rising. War is coming. And all 16-year-old Zeika Anon can do is keep moving as she watches the lords of alchemy slowly overtake her home.
So far, Raphael Augustine's ten year career as a comedian consists of a lot of ones: one night gigs, one night stands, and one night in jail. But he's committed to inking a successful TV deal, nonetheless. He's not looking for a relationship and certainly doesn't expect to have his briefs tied in a knot by a prim and proper woman from Connecticut. There's not much to laugh about in Daisy Fletcher's life. She never thought an Ivy League degree would land her work as an adult webmaster.
"Great book but...."
Step into the shadows with the first of a series that blends deduction with suspense...and blood. Dru Lorand is not a commonplace vampire - he's an Inquisitor, chosen by the elders of a most sanguine and secret society. His role is to investigate sedition and punish treason among the undead, of whom there are clans, factions, and territories. He's made enemies over the centuries. He's dealt with many of them, with the help of myriad assistants, even gargoyles as spies.
"So, so, so painfully painingly repetitious"
Rozanitsa is a hunter, the best in her village. So, when a werewolf begins picking the maidens around her off, she takes matters into her own hands. Frustrated by the council's reluctance and the incompetence of those would be victims, she goes against everything she has been taught to respect, namely her father's rule in her home. After her botched hunt, she must suffer the burden of her crime. Beaten, embarrassed, and infuriated, she is placed as bait to the elders' trap. Stalking the wolf, Rose makes him an offer he can't refuse, mainly because she holds a knife to his throat.
They stole her life, but they can't steal her escape. If Zeika didn't know she was screwed before, she definitely knows now. Between Azures, Koa, Sal Morgan, and the delightful demonic "newcomers" to her Demesne, Zeika finds herself pinned, enemies on all sides. And yet a hidden route, one only she can take, may be the only way to escape the insanity and death that awaits her at every turn.
High in the hills above Albuquerque, New Mexico Detective Zachariah Ellison arrives at the scene of a murder, and not just any murder, but one that definitely falls into the 'gruesome' category even for a seasoned cop like Zach. When another body is found murdered in much the same fashion, Zach knows he's got a serial killer on his hands, and to top it off he's got an assistant district attorney hounding him about the case.