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by Z GottliebWant to be a better writer? Perfect your process. For example, do you fear the blank page? You may be skipping the essential early phases of writing. Do you generate swarms of ideas but never publish anything? You need strategies to focus and persist to the finish. When you learn to work with your brain instead of against it, you'll get more done and have more fun. Master the inner game of writing The Writer's Process combines proven practices of successful authors with cognitive science research about how our minds work. You'll learn: How to invite creativity and flow into the writing process Why separating the writing process into different steps makes you more productive How to overcome writer's block, negative feedback, and distractions How to make time for writing in a busy, interrupt-driven lifeIt's filled with ideas that you can put into practice immediately. The Writer's Process is a 2017 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner and a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Silver Award winner.
by Marjorie LiuA teenage girl struggles to overcome the trauma of war in an alternate, matriarchal 1900s Asia that's brimming with arcane dangers. This task is made all the more difficult by her mysterious psychic link to an eldritch monster of tremendous power a connection that will transform them both, and place them in the crosshairs of both human and otherworldly powers. Creator/writer MARJORIE LIU (who made history as the first woman to win an Eisner Award for Best Writer) and creator/artist SANA TAKEDA present a deluxe, oversized hardcover edition of their beloved breakout comic in MONSTRESS, BOOK ONE. This massive edition features a striking new cover and includes never-before-seen sketches, script pages, and more for over 500 pages of award-winning content. Collects MONSTRESS #1-18
The Temper Saga
by Lila MinaSubmission will tame her temper but unleash her true power. Dutiful devotion will heal cursed bodies and souls. Compassion and boundless passion will set them all free.Nobody, nothing will tear this trio apart. Not even death! Short-tempered Lana Martin is a workaholic consultant based in Tokyo. Not one to turn down a challenge, she accepts the indecent proposal of her martial arts instructor to become his submissive in a dynamic that tests her resilience. Spreading like wildfire, their affair lights up another blaze, this time between Lana and Honda's wife, the sophisticated socialite Yuki. Fearless, Lana embraces what her two masters offer her.Yet, unbeknown to her, their powerful desire rouses dark powers who have waited for decades to claim their prizes. Lana must confront the enemy eating her from within, while pulling back Honda from the edge of madness. Yuki's unwavering strength will keep them sane - but for how long? A two-edged sword, the trio's fiery passion will either destroy them or be the key to their salvation. DEFERENCE is the first book of the TEMPER saga and continues with DREAD. It contains explicit content only suitable for an adult audience.
by Emily A. Duncan“Prepare for a snow-frosted, blood-drenched fairy tale where the monsters steal your heart and love ends up being the nightmare.” - Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself. A prince in danger must decide who to trust. A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings. Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war. In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy. “This book destroyed me and I adored it.”- Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval This edition uses deckle edges; the uneven paper edge is intentional.
by Chanda HahnMina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated, that is until she saves her crush's life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her its next fairytale victim. To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.
by Laird BarronEx-mob enforcer Isaiah Coledrige has hung out a shingle as a private eye in New York's Hudson Valley, and in his newest case, a seemingly simple murder investigation leads him to the most terrifying enemy he has ever faced When a small-time criminal named Harold Lee turns up in the Ashokan reservoir--sans a heartbeat, head, or hands--the local mafia capo hires Isaiah Coleridge to look into the matter. The mob likes crime, but only the crime it controls . . . and as it turns out, Lee is the second independent contractor to meet a bad end on the business side of a serrated knife. One such death can be overlooked. Two makes a man wonder. A guy in Harold Lee's business would make his fair share of enemies, and it seems a likely case of pure revenge. But as Coledrige turns over more stones, he finds himself dragged into something deeper and more insidious than he could have imagined, in a labyrinthine case spanning decades. At the center are an heiress moonlighting as a cabaret dancer, a powerful corporation with high-placed connections, and a serial killer who may have been honing his skills since the Vietnam War. . . A twisty, action-packed follow-up to the acclaimed Blood Standard, Black Mountain cements Laird Barron as an inventive and remarkable voice in crime fiction.
A Green and Ancient Light
by Frederic S. DurbinA gorgeous fantasy in the spirit of Pan’s Labyrinth “that will appeal to those who loved Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane and John Connolly’s The Book of Lost Things” (Library Journal, starred review). Set in a world similar to our own, during a war that parallels World War II, A Green and Ancient Light is the stunning story of a boy who is sent to stay with his grandmother for the summer in a serene fishing village. Their tranquility is shattered by the crash of a bullet-riddled enemy plane, the arrival of grandmother’s friend Mr. Girandole—a man who knows the true story of Cinderella’s slipper—and the discovery of a riddle in the sacred grove of ruins behind grandmother’s house. In a sumptuous idyllic setting and overshadowed by the threat of war, four unlikely allies learn the values of courage and sacrifice.
by Mx. AlexAt age eighteen, when they become marriageable, all royal children in the Thousand Kingdoms must either go questing to rescue another royal or be hidden away to await rescue themselves. Some go the traditional route of princes rescuing princesses, but not all princes want to be rescuers...and some would rather rescue other princes. Then there's Prince Gerald, who has no interest in getting married at all. When he refuses to choose a role as either rescuer or rescuee, his royal parents choose for him and have him magicked away to a distant tower to await a spouse. Gerald, however, is having none of it. He recruits his guardian dragon and a would-be rescuer and soon the trio is dashing to all corners of the united kingdoms on a quest to overturn the entire system.
The Dragon Waiting
by John M. Ford“The best mingling of history with historical magic that I have ever seen.”—Gene Wolfe In a snowbound inn high in the Alps, four people meet who will alter fate. A noble Byzantine mercenary . . . A female Florentine physician . . . An ageless Welsh wizard . . . And Sforza, the uncanny duke. Together they will wage an intrigue-filled campaign against the might of Byzantium to secure the English throne for Richard, Duke of Gloucester—and make him Richard III. Available for the first time in nearly two decades, with a new introduction by New York Times-bestselling author Scott Lynch, The Dragon Waiting is a masterpiece of blood and magic. “Had [John M. Ford] taken The Dragon Waiting and written a sequence of five books based in that world, with that power, he would’ve been George R.R. Martin.” —Neil Gaiman At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Venus on the Half-Shell
by Philip Jose FarmerA KILGORE TROUT NOVEL When the planet is destroyed during a botched cleaning operation, Simon Wagstaff narrowly escapes the deluge on an abandoned Chinese spaceship and becomes Earth's lone survivor. Accompanied by his pets—an owl and a dog— and a beautiful robot companion, Wagstaff adventures through space seeking the definitive answer to the ultimate question: why are we created only to suffer and die? Featuring brand-new afterwords By Jonathan Swift Somers III and Christopher Paul Carey.
Kings of the Wyld
by Nicholas EamesA retired group of legendary mercenaries get the band back together for one last impossible mission in this award-winning debut epic fantasy. "Fantastic, funny, ferocious." - Sam Sykes Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best, the most feared and renowned crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld. Their glory days long past, the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk, or a combination of the three. Then an ex-bandmate turns up at Clay's door with a plea for help--the kind of mission that only the very brave or the very stupid would sign up for. It's time to get the band back together. WINNER OF THE DAVID GEMMELL MORNINGSTAR AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY DEBUT.WINNER OF THE REDDIT/FANTASY AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT FANTASY NOVEL. For more from Nicholas Eames, check out: Bloody Rose
by Liv J. CurtisAfter the Earth was nearly destroyed by global war, those who survived came together to create a utopia known as The Frame. Built for the purpose to preserve mankind, The Frame quickly turned from utopia to unhinged. Among those living inside, Sage Blackwell and her two best friends, River and Emery, share a secret. Together, with the help of their families, they manage to hide their truth from a controlling and oppressive government. Without warning or explanation, Sage's older sister Eliza is taken hostage by government agents; Afraid of what might happen next Sage and her friends make a decision that will forever change their lives.
Assault on Devil's Den
by Eric BalchPelagius, servant off Ender, god of valor, is haunted by his recent and brutal battles. He is tired, battle-weary, and ready to put down the mantle of hero. Seeking a reprieve from the nightmarish memories of his endeavors, he and his companion, Bojan, rest in a small hamlet. However, it seems as though the once-proud hero can never be free from danger.During his stay, he and Bojan witness a terrible magical attack. The mysterious Green-Eyed Man uses dark magic that steals the very souls of its victims.Realizing that the source of the Green-Eyed Man's power is none other than the soul-devouring Babu, Pelagius knows there is only one thing he can do. He must infiltrate the fortress of Devil's Den and kill Babu once and for all. But to reach him-let alone stand a chance at defeating him-they must fortify themselves with a company of heroes from all over the kingdom of Waskan and beyond.Will Pelagius and Bojan be able to unite a band of diverse heroes to try and conquer evil? Or will a series of unforeseen obstacles along their way stop them before they can take a stand in the Devil's Den?
Elven Quest Series
by Laura E. ThompsonJoin Isobel and her companions on an exciting adventure full of magic, love and excitement in the Elven Quest Trilogy, the first three novels in the series. Included in this compilation are;Elven Quest Book 1: The Burden of Destiny follows a young heroine's quest to find her place and save her people. It will inspire readers by addressing the meaning of trust, duty, loss, love, and the importance of preserving the world in which we all belong.Elven Quest Book 2: The enchanting journey continues with book two of Elven Quest: Elemental's Favor, as we follow our young heroine Isobel and her band of irreplaceable companions. They will face new challenges, encounter new magic and learn more about each other and the elements that surround them. The group travels toward Undrean in an attempt to put an end to the evil Madeara, who plans to plunge the realm into darkness and misery.Elven Quest Book 3: Book three of Elven Quest: Realization of Truth, is an exciting, climatic end of the journey, full of endearing moments with familiar faces. Isobel must unravel hidden truths and attempt to gain the trust of the remaining Elementals. She will not have any hope of beating her sister and her forces without the
White Trash Warlock
by David R. SlaytonNot all magicians go to schools of magic. Adam Binder has the Sight. It’s a power that runs in his bloodline: the ability to see beyond this world and into another, a realm of magic populated by elves, gnomes, and spirits of every kind. But for much of Adam’s life, that power has been a curse, hindering friendships, worrying his backwoods family, and fueling his abusive father’s rage. Years after his brother, Bobby, had him committed to a psych ward, Adam is ready to come to grips with who he is, to live his life on his terms, to find love, and maybe even use his magic to do some good. Hoping to track down his missing father, Adam follows a trail of cursed artifacts to Denver, only to discover that an ancient and horrifying spirit has taken possession of Bobby’s wife. It isn’t long before Adam becomes the spirit’s next target. To survive the confrontation, save his sister-in-law, and learn the truth about his father, Adam will have to risk bargaining with very dangerous beings ... including his first love.
The Traveller's Stone (The Haven Series Book 1)
by S. J. Howland"The day Alice met the twins her life changed for ever. Not like the day she cut her hair and hated it. Or the even the day her father told her she had to spend six months in Australia. No, this was a big change, a huge change - almost, you could say, an impossible one. Because it was the day she got mixed up in Middengard. The day she stepped into the prophecy. Not that she knew that. Not then."Fifteen year-old Alice Morgan is homesick and miserable, out of place with her rich relatives in Melbourne. All she wants to do is return to England and solve the mystery of her mother's disappearance. But you should be careful what you wish for. Soon she is unwittingly lured to Middengard, a realm hidden from the world of men and peopled by an ancient warrior race, the Hilderinc. To make matters worse, her cousin Toby and her annoying friend Jess have followed her, putting their own lives in jeopardy.Placing her trust in the aloof girl-warrior Iris and Iris's father Stanor, Alice is astonished to learn that the pendant left to her by her mother is one of the Doom Stones, powerful stones needed to protect both Middengard and the world of men from destructive forces. Soon Alice, Toby and Jess become embroiled in a battle to help the Hilderinc defeat one of their own, a rebel intent on upsetting the balance of power. But how does Alice's mother fit in? As Alice learns more about Middengard and her part in it, she has to make the hardest choice of her life: rescue her mother or save Toby and Jess.An epic new teen and young adult fantasy that's perfect for fans of Philip Pullman and Madeleine L'engle.
by Kate CannIn a world where 'elite' men rule and women and 'weak' men are second class, Kita and her friends must make a choice: to remain with tribes and accept arranged marriages and being treated with less value than sheep, or escape and journey to the place that even the strongest men fear with their lives - the witch crag.
by N J M HemfreyIn New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken’s gripping new fantasy romance series, the Blacksmith Queen must confront armies and pretenders desperate to take her new-won crown. But with the Princess Knight at her side and a centaur warrior clan at her back, she’ll risk everything for victory . . . LONG LIVE THE QUEEN Gemma Smythe dedicated her life to the glory of battle. With her fellow War Monks, she worshipped the war gods, rained destruction on her enemies, and raised the dead when the fancy took her. Until her sister Keeley became the prophesied Blacksmith Queen, and Gemma broke faith with her order to journey to the Amichai Mountain and fight by Keeley’s side. The Amichai warriors are an unruly, never-to-be-tamed lot, especially their leader-in-waiting, Quinn. But when the War Monks declare support for Gemma’s ruthless younger sister Beatrix, the immaturity of her key ally is the least of Gemma’s problems. She has to get to the grand masters, dispel their grudge against her, and persuade them to fight for Keeley and justice. If her conviction can’t sway them, perhaps Quinn’s irritating, irreverent, clearly unhinged, ferocity will win the day . . . Praise for The Blacksmith Queen “It may be laugh-out-loud funny, but at its heart this is a story of a woman who cares deeply for both the family she has and the one she creates.” —Bookpage “Tilting more toward fantasy, this paranormal romance will be a hit with fans of both genres who enjoy tales that are lighthearted and humorous.” —Booklist
CATASTROPHIC DEVASTATION of the ANCIENT ONES
by Abdullahi Salihu AhmedThis book explores the disturbing dimensions of the problem of insecurity in Nigeria, such as herdsmen violence, the Boko Haram insurgency, cybercrime, militancy in the Niger Delta, communal conflict and violence, as well as police corruption. It offers a comprehensive discussion of the theoretical foundations of internal security, the threats to internal security, the role of formal and informal agencies in internal security management and the challenges of internal security management.
The Red Wolf Conspiracy
by Robert V. S. RedickAlready a publishing sensation in England, The Red Wolf Conspiracy marks the debut of a remarkably gifted young writer. Robert V. S. Redick has been compared to Philip Pullman, George R. R. Martin, and China Miéville, among others, and like them he is a spellbinding storyteller, unafraid to sail his imagination into uncharted waters. With The Red Wolf Conspiracy he launches the first book of a trilogy destined to take its place among the classics of epic fantasy. The Imperial Merchant Ship Chathrand is the last of her kind. Six hundred years old, the secrets of her construction long forgotten, the massive vessel dwarfs every other sailing craft in the world. It is a palace with sails, a floating outpost of the Empire of Arqual. And it is on its most vital mission yet: to deliver a young woman whose marriage will seal the peace between Arqual and its mortal enemy, the secretive Mzithrin Empire. But the young woman in question-Thasha, the daughter of the Arquali ambassador-has no intention of going meekly to the altar. For the ship's true mission is not peace but war-a war that threatens to unleash an ancient, all-consuming evil. As the dark conspiracy at the heart of the voyage unfurls, Pazel Pathkendle, a lowly tarboy with an uncanny gift, will find himself in an unlikely alliance with Thasha and her protectors: Hercól, a valet who is more than he appears; Dri, the queen of a race of tiny stowaways who have their own plans for the great ship; and Ramachni, a powerful sorcerer from another world. Arrayed against them are the Chathrand's brutal captain, Nilus Rose; the Emperor's spymaster and chief assassin, Sandor Ott; and the enigmatic Dr. Chadfallow, a longtime friend to Pazel's family whose kind words may hide a vicious betrayal. As the Chathrand navigates treacherous waters to complete its mission, Pazel, Thasha, and their allies-including a singularly heroic rat-must also navigate a treacherous web of intrigue to uncover the secret of the legendary Red Wolf. Praise for The Red Wolf Conspiracy “What can I say about a book as exciting and fresh as The Red Wolf Conspiracy? I can't remember when I've been so enthralled. Maybe when I first read Philip Pullman. This is one terrific read.”—Terry Brooks “Wonderfully inventive—Robert Redick is an extraordinary talent.”—Karen Miller, author of The Innocent Mage
Burning Rose (The Legacy of Phoenix Book 1)
by Lyndsey LaVanAfter Phoenix Rose, a seventeen-year-old with a terminal illness, finds her father murdered outside her blazing home, she discovers they had been living a life in hiding...but why? In the thrilling fantasy debut, a teen discovers that she has otherworldly powers and is the savior-or destroyer-of an ancient Viking race of warriors, and is faced with a decision that can change the world. Resilient, thorny seventeen-year-old Phoenix Rose has come to terms with her imminent death-she has spent her life finding peace with her terminal illness. But when her father is brutally murdered, and she is sent to live with her two grandmothers in a new town, she finds she has something to live for now more than ever: avenging her father's death and uncovering her family's long-held and mysterious secrets. Burning Rose is the debut book from author Lyndsey LaVan, the first in the captivating The Legacy of Phoenix fantasy series. At her new high school, Phoenix, "Nix," discovers that each student is more gorgeous than the next . . . including the fierce and otherworldly Alexion Greyson to whom she feels an expected and confusing pull. The typically reclusive Nix finds some solace in her grief and new surroundings by being welcomed into a new group of friends including the perky Sera and a pair of brooding, hulkish, and seductive teenage boys including "Alex" and his friend Cash McCallister. Nix feels almost electric around Alex and it won't be long until she discovers why. Young adult readers will delight as author Lyndsey LaVan masterfully creates a riveting story blending fantasy and reality. Nix's world begins to unravel and, with the help of her newfound friends, she learns that her past is nothing that she was led to believe and that she is the key to survival for the world as we know it. Her family's secrets harbored Nix's truth . . . one that involves magical powers only she can wield. As she comes to face her own fate-one of being an otherworldly queen and the most powerful Ulfhedinn ever-Phoenix must make a choice that will determine the fate of an ancient Viking race of warriors, her family's powerful ancestors. "Worlds collide for young adult readers who will love the fast-paced thrills, the chemistry between the characters, and the interplay of fantasy and reality in Burning Rose. Author Lyndsey LaVan expertly weaves a story that is timeless, bringing together elements of loss and longing, coming of age, and survival. Burning Rose: The Legacy of Phoenix Book One is a perfect cross-market read for young adults and adult readers alike, who are searching for the next enduring fantasy classic."
Carve the Mark
by Veronica RothGlobally bestselling Divergent author Veronica Roth delivers a breathtaking fantasy featuring an unusual friendship, an epic love story, and a galaxy-sweeping adventure. #1 New York Times bestseller * Wall Street Journal bestseller * USA Today bestseller * #1 IndieBound bestseller Praise for Carve the Mark: “Roth skillfully weaves the careful world-building and intricate web of characters that distinguished Divergent.” —VOYA (starred review) “Roth offers a richly imagined, often brutal world of political intrigue and adventure, with a slow-burning romance at its core.” —ALA Booklist Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth have grown up in enemy countries locked in a long-standing fight for dominance over their shared planet. When Akos and his brother are kidnapped by the ruling Noavek family, Akos is forced to serve Cyra, the sister of a dictator who governs with violence and fear. Cyra is known for her deadly power of transferring extraordinary pain unto others with simple touch, and her tyrant brother uses her as a weapon against those who challenge him. But as Akos fights for his own survival, he recognizes that Cyra is also fighting for hers, and that her true gift—resilience—might be what saves them both. When Akos and Cyra are caught in the middle of a raging rebellion, everything they’ve been led to believe about their world and themselves must be called into question. But fighting for what’s right might mean betraying their countries, their families, and each other. When the time comes, will they choose loyalty or love? And don't miss The Fates Divide, Veronica Roth's powerful follow-up novel!