In book 2 of the best-selling humor/fantasy Peter Able series, the story picks up just where we left off—give or take a few blurry months for our characters while the author did other things.
You see, Peter lives in the land of Fiction itself. In this uproarious sequel, you’ll see old faces and new; you’ll meet a villain far more horrifying than that other guy (seriously, DON'T say his name); and you may even fall in love, as you journey into this world beyond the page.
Isela Vogel dances on borrowed time, bringing the favor of gods to her patrons. Now, one big job could set her up for life; if it doesn’t get her killed. The Necromancer Azrael must harness the power of a god to stop a killer, and that requires a dancer. Capricious gods and scheming necromancers are the least of Isela's worries. If she and Azrael fail, it will cost more than her life. If they succeed, she could lose everything. And then there’s the danger of falling for a Lord of Death.
Alexi Creed needs to know who murdered her, and why.
When she wakes up with no memory of her previous life, the only clue she has is a sudden, undeniable thirst for human blood. She finds allies in a mysterious witch with an enigmatic warning of the future, and a brooding werewolf in search of redemption. Together they must fight malevolent vampires, agents of the Arcanum, and the forces of darkness, if she is going to uncover her past and save the world from a night that will never end.
Twenty years ago the barriers between worlds came down and our reality was swallowed up by the Shadowlands. Now we scavenge to survive, until one day there’s nothing left to reap. Starvation is around the corner, but I’m not the roll over and wait-to-die kinda girl. Nope, I’m going further than anyone has ever been and returned to tell the tale. I’m going into the Beyond, and I’m not coming back without a solution.
Penn Mitchell vanishes from the NYU campus and shows up three months later on his mother's doorstep with a book screaming to get out of his head. When the FBI discovers the novel discloses top-secret information, they bring Penn in for questioning. The interrogation goes sideways and Penn escapes into a subterranean world he thought was a figment of his imagination, a world where the US government is hiding, and at war with, an ancient race that has existed since the dawn of time.
The Great Blue Above… The White Nothingness… The Sky People… These only exist as whispered stories for those who live in the City Below, humanity’s final habitat located far beneath the snowy surface. Ruled by the ruthless Jonas family for generations, its citizens are fed lies by King Edmond, who controls the largest section of city and its army of guards. But the leaders of other sections begin to question the city’s history, and their children dream about escaping through the guarded tunnels.
BRITAIN, 657 A.D. Ermenilda is a Kentish princess who dreams of becoming a nun. Instead, she's forced to marry a brutal warlord: Wulfhere, King of Mercia. Trapped in a marriage to a man she equally despises and desires, Ermenilda struggles to embrace her new life. When Wulfhere embarks on a quest for vengeance against her own family, after a failed assassination attempt, Ermenilda decides she's had enough. She will find a way to escape him, no matter the consequences.
When Iris is twelve years old, her mother is murdered. Six years later, the crime remains unsolved, but it’s the sudden death of her estranged grandmother - and Iris’s subsequent introduction to the prickly, yet entrancingly enigmatic Heathcliffe Monroe - that unlocks an even more complicated mystery. Between the lingering shadows of long-lost family secrets, and an overwhelming freefall into an entirely unexpected new world - the only guarantee that Iris has left is that there isn't one.
Camden Taylor is an undercover agent in the Wicked Disciples motorcycle club, investigating their heroin operation. When they kidnap a member of another club, Camden has no choice but to blow his cover in order to save the man's life.
Autumn Mason has lived with the president of the Wicked Disciples for years. Butch is merciless and abusive, and there’s no escaping him. But when she witnesses Camden being beaten and held prisoner, she has to make a desperate decision. Will she do what is right?
Seventeen-year-old Lisa Jacobs is determined to solve her father’s gruesome murder. But before she can begin, she is summoned to spend the summer with her Uncle Clayton, owner of Grand Hallow, a massive funeral and mortuary operation the size of a small city. The mystery deepens as she suspects the strange and chilling occurrences there are linked to her father’s death. With the help of her acid-tongued friend and deadbeat brother, Lisa must unravel Grand Hallow’s secrets—before it’s too late.
Attorney Quinn Jones is in over her head. Her husband, Jordan Chang, Annapolis grad and straight arrow businessman, has been found dead outside their NYC brownstone wearing clothes that aren’t his, and last seen at a place he never went while consorting with people he shouldn’t. NYPD has labeled Jordan’s death a suicide, so Quinn, now a target herself, needs to stay alive long enough to find out what really happened that day and why. . . And then, there's the daughter Jordan forgot to mention.
He came to Tangier to die, but life isn’t done with him yet. Tom Miller has lost his job, his wife, and his dreams. Broke and alone, he ends up in a flophouse in Morocco, ready to end it all. But soon he finds himself tangled in a web of danger and duty as he’s pulled into scamming tourists for a crooked cop while trying to help a Syrian refugee boy survive life on the streets. Can a lifelong loser do something good for a change? $500 of my advance will go to a charity for Syrian refugees.
Her fate has become lost in legends. Some say her creator destroyed her; others believe that fearful villagers burned her alive. Now, the mate that Victor Frankenstein created for his monster reveals her true story, from her awakening on the slab in the scientist's laboratory, through her tortured initiation into human society, to her desperate quest for a love of her own...even if she has to manufacture the lover she wants.
Macey’s first day in the college employee relations department ends with a knife at her throat.
Macey is certain things can’t get any worse. She’s wrong. An angry employee vows to put her on an online hit list. When he turns up dead, she’s a suspect—and on the hit list.
To keep her secrets and her life, Macey partners with Vince, a driven lawman, and fun-loving pathologist Brett, who drives everyone crazy with his quirky humor and his fart machine. Her cat Wikket grumpily leaps into the fray.
Why are so many planes falling from the sky? Why are two ex-CIA agents training terrorists in the Yemeni desert? Why is a religious cult transferring millions of dollars to bank accounts around the world? Are these events connected? Is this the mother of all conspiracies? Can MI6 analyst Sam Green, desperate to establish why her only surviving relative died in the latest plane crash, put aside her grief and make sense of it all? Or is the clock ticking just too quickly even for her?
For the young women living in Boston's North End in 1908, the Saturday Evening Girls Club is an escape from the drudgery of daily life. For Caprice, Ada, Maria and Thea, it's the one time each week the friends can be together. They support each other's dreams and help each other navigate romances and family clashes, cultural prejudices, loss and heartbreak. Through it all one thing is certain – they could not get through it all without their friendship, and the Saturday Evening Girls Club.
"You might wonder what my least-favorite student was doing in my living room. In a twist of fate that might seem hilarious if it happened to someone else, Davison was now my stepson."
Professor Molly Barda is looking forward to a quiet summer in Mahina, Hawai`i working on her research and adjusting to married life. But when a visit from her new husband's relatives coincides with a murder, Molly wonders what she's married into--and realizes she might have a killer under her roof.
Griffin Rinaldi’s dissociative disorder makes him feel disconnected from his body and mind. After his dad’s death, Griffin is haunted by a red-haired boy only he can see. His sole support is his grandfather, Soren, an author of Outer Banks ghost stories. When a rare blizzard hits the Outer Banks, Griffin recognizes the boy as a vengeful specter from Soren's tales. Unsure if the boy is part of his disorder or an evil entity, Griffin must struggle to save his life, his sanity and maybe his soul.
Young billionaire Sebastian Montero has hunted killers for seven hundred years, the murder of his baby brother still haunting his dreams. After a teenage girl is ritually butchered, Sebastian joins the LAPD in their search for the man known as “The Voodoo Killer.”
When Sebastian is nearly strangled by malevolent spirits invading his home, he realizes his target is a man with formidable magical powers. But he doesn't know how dangerous the Voodoo Killer has become.
Human beings fear pain. We fear loss and death. But perhaps our most primal fear is the fear of being eaten alive.
When the zombie apocalypse begins on the island of Oahu, Kai Kavida and his siblings must fight for their lives as they seek safety and escape. Nanomedicine gone haywire inside of the human body turns strangers, neighbors, and friends into slavering lunatics, impervious to pain and fear. They are not dead, nor are they alive – they are simply violence incarnate.
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