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Book 4 of the Demon Accords. Chris and Tanya have been assigned as Coven Rovers, troubleshooters for the supernatural world. Their missions will take them across country from city to wilderness as... More > they tackle rogue vampires, witch families and monsters from the darkest Native American folklore. When they are called to the most important vampire political event in over 300 years, they discover that mixing Chris's volatile nature with ancient vampires is a deadly mistake.< Less
The Queen’s Blade V: Master of the Dance
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Captured and condemned, the Queen’s Blade is forced to face his fate and fight a deadly duel with a Master of the Dance to survive. More treacherous Cotti princes must die and the... More > Regent’s life is in danger. Blade’s legendary skills are tested to the extreme and his web of lies and deceit is challenged, but nothing touches the frozen heart and icy mind of a killer whose heart died long ago.< Less
New Ceres Nights
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New Ceres, a planet in the outer colonies, embraced the Age of Enlightenment nearly two hundred years ago and refused to let go. Refugees and opportunists come to New Ceres in search of new lives,... More > escaping the conflict of the interstellar war that has already devastated Earth. New Ceres Nights presents thirteen exciting stories of rebellion, debauchery, decadence, subterfuge and murder, set against the backdrop of powdered wigs, coffee houses, balls and duels. Debutante Dirk Flinthart The Widow’s Seven Candles Thoraiya Dyer Code Duello J.C. Hay Murder in Laochan Aliette de Bodard Tontine Mary Kaaron Warren Fair Trade Stephen Dedman A Troublesome Day for Jacky Midnight Matthew Farrer Prosperine When It Sizzles Tansy Rayner Roberts Candle to the Devil Sue Isle Blessed Are The Dead That The Rain Falls Upon Martin Livings The Sharp Shooter Sylvia Kelso Smuggler’s Moon Lee Battersby The Piece of Ice in Miss Windermere’s Heart Angela Slatter< Less
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It's 1773. Career diplomat Benjamin Hackett returns to York and the shocking news his estranged elder brother, has not only killed his friend in a duel but become engaged to the woman he had hoped to... More > marry. To learn more about the suspect duel, Benjamin reluctantly attends a weekend house party to celebrate his brother’s engagement. House guests get more than they bargained for when a lady’s maid is murdered, the bride-to-be attacked, and a guest is shot dead. Benjamin uncovers a connection between these sinister acts and his brother's duel. He must also confront a cruel twist of fate that explains why his brother loathes him and will go to any lengths to discredit him in Polite Society.< Less
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A story about an unresolved estate due to conflicting wills, a daughter thought to be dead as an infant but still living, dueling lawyers, and love. Dickens was trained in the Law and he was... More > concerned about the difficulty involved in trying to settle an estate. Much of this book is concerned about how trying to settle this estate messes up the lives of the people that should have been enriched.< Less
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Wilkie Collins's collection of fourteen short stories: -Mrs Zant and the Ghost Experiencing a vision of her dead husband. -Miss Morris and the Stranger Becoming a governess. -Mr Cosway and the... More > Landlady Hearing that your future wife has died. -Mr Medhurst and the Princess Caught up in a minor political intrigue. -Mr Lismore and the Widow Being in financial difficulties. -Miss Jeromette and the Clergyman Falling in love with a Frenchwoman. -Miss Mina and the Groom Marrying a groom. -Mr Lepel and the Housekeeper A play of their future. -Mr Captain and the Nymph The Fortuna is blown off course in the South Pacific.. -Mr Marmaduke and the Minister Falling in love with a minister's daughter. -Mr Percy and the Prophet Frenchman scratching a living by fortune-telling. -Miss Bertha and the Yankee An illegal duel fight. -Miss Dulane and My Lord Making a marriage of convenience. -Mr Policeman and the Cook Confession describes a murder case.< Less
Brass Jack: A Dangerous Dance of Empire
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Communicating with a Solarian Knight was possibly the most troubling thing Tyan had ever done. Brass Jack Solomon is none too happy, either. With the Empire determined to tear apart the very fabric... More > of the universe, starting with his young friend, Jack once more sets himself between the Empire and those he loves. After all, the Empire may classify Tyan as a dangerously powerful, wild talent, but Jack just sees a young man with good intentions at war with deadly imperial politics. Part of that stand means Jack must return to Lem-Bob. It will require every trick he's ever used and a few he hasn't yet invented. The Rus are attacking, the Empire wants desperately to get their hands on the Krr-Karr Ambassador, the Knights have an honor duel to host, and Jack's dream to keep Lem-Bob in obscurity has been shattered. Amidst battle starships and swords, Psi-Lords and frontier settlers, Jack must pull every string he has to save his loved ones and his adopted home… and possibly even save the Universe.< Less
Ruff! Guide to Space Opera
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The Ruff! Guide to Space Opera is a comprehensive guide to large scale and romantic outer space adventures in all media. Movies, television, games, animation, comics, role-playing games, books,... More > stories, computer games and more. Let Ruff help you develop your fascination with fast spaceships roaming the deep void, sword swinging raygun duels on other planets, aliens and the conflicts of Galactic Empires. From the planetary romances of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Leigh Brackett, past Larry Niven and Joe Haldeman to the brilliant New Space Opera of Iain Banks, Alastair Reynolds and Neal Asher. Find visual feasts from Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers via Blake's 7, Dune, Babylon 5, Cowboy Bebop, Dead Space and Farscape to Star Trek, Star Wars and Avatar and beyond. Discover groundbreaking comics from DC, Marvel and others like the Omega Men, Dreadstar and Starslayer along with old favourites. Ruff will not let you put a paw wrong in your quests through hyperspace and ancient Martian landscapes.< Less
The Sheep and The Goats
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When the Earl of Berkeley escapes death in a duel, defending his wife's honour, the outcome is not what his opponent intended. Prince Ernest, Duke of Cumberland, is a deadly foe. After the failed... More > 1799 Pedigree Trial to prove their first marriage, the Berkeleys must adopt a new strategy to ensure the succession. Their wayward eldest son's courtesy title, Lord Dursley, is far from fixed. Whilst the Prince of Wales seeks favours in return for endorsement of her early status, the Countess finds herself caught up in the Delicate Investigation of Princess Caroline, the banished wife he wishes to divorce. One of his spies,Lady Charlotte Douglas, who grew up in Gloucester and knows Mary Cole's past, tells tales of a liaison at a time she vows she was married to the Earl. Lord Berkeley's tragic death means his widow must face the House of Lords Committee of Privileges alone. Royal promises are broken and allies melt away as the hearing wends its sensational course before Cumberland inflicts the coup de grâce.< Less
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