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Perdition

**WELCOME TO HELL**

**The prison ship *Perdition* , a floating city where the Conglomerate’s most dangerous criminals are confined for life, orbits endlessly around a barren asteroid.  **

Life inside is even more bleak. Hailed as the Dread Queen, inmate Dresdemona �Dred”� Devos controls one of *Perdition’s* six territories, bordered on both sides by would-be kings eager to challenge her claim. Keeping them at bay requires constant vigilance, as well as a steady influx of new recruits to replace the fallen. Survival is a constant battle, and death is the only escape.

Of the newest convicts, only one is worth Dred’s attention. The mercenary Jael, with his deadly gaze and attitude, may be the most dangerous criminal onboard. His combat skill could give her the edge she needs, if he doesn’t betray her first. Unfortunately, that’s what he does best. Winning Jael’s allegiance will be a challenge, but failure could be worse than death
**FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!**

Mist-Torn 01 – The Mist-Torn Witches

*National bestselling author Barb Hendee presents a dark, fascinating new world and the story of two sisters who will discover they have far more power than they ever envisioned….

*In a small village in the nation of Droevinka, orphaned sisters Céline and Amelie Fawe scrape out a living selling herbal medicines in their apothecary shop. Céline earns additional money by posing as a seer and pretending to read people’s futures.

But they exist in a land of great noble houses, all vying for power, and when the sisters refuse the orders of a warlord prince, they must flee and are forced to depend on the warlord prince’s brother, Anton, for a temporary haven.

A series of bizarre deaths of pretty young girls is plaguing the village surrounding Prince Anton’s castle. He offers Céline and Amelie permanent protection if they can use their “skills” to find the killer.

With little choice, the sisters enter a world unknown to them—of fine gowns and banquets and advances from powerful men. Their survival depends on catching a murderer who appears to walk through walls and vanish without a trace—and the danger grows with each passing night.
### Review
Praise for Barb Hendee:

“Hendee has a gift for intricate psychological plots, and her characters are some of the best in current fantasy.”—*Booklist

*”Those looking for an alternative to Patricia Briggs or Ilona Andrews won’t be disappointed.” —Monsters and Critics

“Suspenseful adventure…incredible world building, and intriguing characters.” —SciFiChick.com

“A mix of *The Lord of the Rings* and *Buffy the Vampire Slayer*.” — *New York Times* Bestselling Author Kevin J. Anderson
### About the Author
**Barb Hendee** writes the Noble Dead Saga with her husband, J. C. Hendee, which includes such novels as *Dhampir,* *The Dog in the Dark* , and *Between Their Worlds*. Barb’s short fiction has appeared in numerous genre magazines and anthologies. She is also the author of the Vampire Memories series.

Longhorn’s Kiss

Sindri Dahl is on the run from his coven. Daylight is coming, and Sindri needs shelter and blood. He thinks he’s found his prey when he comes upon a man in the woods, but Sindri is soon hogtied and carried off over the shoulder of the big man, whose strength rivals Sindri’s own. Now he is at the mercy of not one but three longhorn shifters, and each of the men have his sights set on ravaging the slender vampire. Warning: This ebook is for adult readers only. Explicit sex scenes and situations.

Horde

**The epic conclusion to Ann Aguirre’s *USA Today-* bestselling Razorland trilogy. **
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The horde is coming. Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they’re not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker, and Tegan set out, the odds are against them. But the odds have been stacked against Deuce from the moment she was born. She might not be a Huntress anymore, but she doesn’t run. With her knives in hand and her companions at her side, she will not falter, whether fighting for her life or Fade’s love. Ahead, the battle of a lifetime awaits. Freaks are everywhere, attacking settlements, setting up scouts, perimeters, and patrols. There hasn’t been a war like this in centuries, and humans have forgotten how to stand and fight. Unless Deuce can lead them. This time, however, more than the fate of a single enclave or outpost hangs in the balance. This time, Deuce carries the banner for the survival of all humanity. **

Forbidden Fruit

I see dead people. Okay, that’s a lie. I hear dead people – on an antique radio…
So far, that talent hasn’t brought Shannon Cheney fame or fortune. Since the world remains unaware that magick is real, being Gifted largely sucks. Her boss is an asshole, she makes minimum wage, and she’s got a serious case of forbidden lust for a sexy cop named Jesse Saldana. He’s part Mexican heat, all Texas charm, and enough of a dirty cowboy to curl her toes. Too bad he’s set on resisting her wiles.
To make matters worse, there’s this weird amnesia thing happening. She might think she’s going crazy, except Jesse’s got it too, and memory loss isn’t contagious like the flu. When Shannon pokes around, trying to put the missing pieces together, demonic retaliation is swift and potentially deadly. Jesse’s too much of a white knight to let her face danger alone, and she’s hoping he can’t resist the white-hot chemistry blazing between them…
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This is a spin-off from the Corine Solomon series. In terms of continuity, this is 3.5 and it fits in between Shady Lady and Devil’s Punch. It’s written in first-person in Shannon’s POV and it’s hotter than the Corine series.

Dove Va Il Mondo?

Difficile sbagliare le previsioni a brevissimo termine, perché il futuro immediato è già qui. Meno coinvolgente il vaticinio su ciò che capiterà nel lungo periodo, quando non ci saremo più. Così la vera sfida è centrare i pronostici a medio termine. L’hanno persa con disonore coloro che appena l’altro ieri facevano a gara a rassicurarci sulla ripresa dell’economia mondiale. È da tutt’altra prospettiva che muovono quattro tra i maggiori «obiettori di crescita» nel ragionare sul decennio che ci aspetta. Serge Latouche, Yves Cochet, Jean-Pierre Dupuy e Susan George giudicano ineluttabile il declino dell’ordine economico neoliberale e non distolgono lo sguardo dal baratro che si sta spalancando. Anzi, tra loro c’è chi rivendica il «catastrofismo illuminato» come l’unico esercizio previsionale all’altezza della situazione. L’idea è che non si possa sfuggire all’alternativa: decrescita o barbarie.

Double Full

Up and coming football hero, Colt Michaels, makes a Hail Mary pass one night in the college locker room that results in the hottest, sexiest five days of his young life. However, interference after the play has him hiding his past and burying his future in the bottom of a bottle. While Colt seems to have it all, looks can be deceiving especially when you’re trapped so far in a closet that you can’t see your way out. When ten years of living his expected fast-lane lifestyle lands him engaged to his manipulative Russian supermodel girlfriend, he decides it’s time to call a new play.
Jace Montgomery single-handedly built the largest all-star cheerleading gym in the world, driven by a need to forget a life-altering encounter with a handsome quarterback a decade ago. His reputation as an excellent coach, hard-nosed business man, and savvy entrepreneur earned him respect in the sometimes catty world of competitive cheerleading. When Jace learns of his ex-lover’s plans to marry, his heart executes a barrel roll and his carefully placed resolve tumbles down without a mat to absorb the shock. Can his island escape help him to finally let go of the past and move his life forward?

Claws: Homeward VII

Each autumn, Jan awaits his aunt and uncle’s arrival, so that he can leave with them and enjoy a season on the open road in freedom, earning his keep with his violin. Julianna isn’t looking forward to his absence, and then Jan’s mother asks her to accompany Jan in traveling with their family of the Móndyalítko, the “world’s little children.”
Julianna has never set foot outside her home village, but she is eager if a little wary to see more of the world among this strange traveling people. Jan finds a new joy in showing her that world as his buried feelings for her begin to resurface.  But when the family reaches their first stop to perform, a bizarre series of attacks suddenly plagues the townspeople.
Jan’s ever-traveling family is instantly suspected. In their separate ways, Jan and Julianna throw themselves into growing danger as they strive to find the true culprit.  Julianna soon discovers the source of these horrors might too close to the suspicions of the townspeople… close enough that it may be too late to save herself or Jan. [Sequel to *Captives* ; 19k words]
**About “Tales from the world of the Noble Dead Saga”…**
No knowledge of the Noble Dead Saga or related works is necessary to read and enjoy these stories. They are written for fantasy enthusiasts in general and not just our established readership. Readers new to this world can step into it through any of these short works.
Tales are organized into “collections” where all stories therein share a theme and/or premise. When one or more link together, subsequent stories will mention “sequel to…” on their covers to guide you. Even so, each is self-contained enough to be your first adventure into this world.
—Barb & J.C. Hendee
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Captives: Homeward VI

Jan, son of Nadia and Cadell, is conscripted along with every able male in Chemestúk by one faction in a rising civil war. Soon after, another faction burns the village to the ground, leaving Jan’s parents and other survivors to seek refuge in an aging keep.
Inside the worn and crumbling stronghold, young and long-ago orphaned Julianna hides away with the survivors and Jan’s parents. Left to wonder if he or any others of their men will survive to return home, all she can do is help those around her.
When armed deserters come to raid the keep, Julianna is lost in how to best help Nadia and Cadell, the village elders, keep everyone alive. Soon, she faces choices and actions she never would have even considered in better days.
Meanwhile, Jan has only his wit and trickery, his charming appeal to women and his violin, all of which he has leaned upon too often in a lazy life. To his shock, he realizes these limited skills are not enough to save him as he is pressed into a forced march toward the front line of a battle.
Neither Jan nor Julianna had ever given serious thought to their feelings for each other. Now separated, they both realize they’ve lost someone important. How far are they willing to go and what can they live with, to stay alive and find each other again? 
**About “Tales from the world of the Noble Dead Saga”…**
No knowledge of the Noble Dead Saga or related works is necessary to read and enjoy these stories. They are written for fantasy enthusiasts in general and not just our established readership. Readers new to this world can step into it through any of these short works.
Tales are organized into “collections” where all stories therein share a theme and/or premise. When one or more link together, subsequent stories will mention “sequel to…” on their covers to guide you. Even so, each is self-contained enough to be your first adventure into this world.
—Barb & J.C. Hendee
**

Broken Homes

My name is Peter Grant, and I am a keeper of the secret flame — whatever that is. Truth be told, there’s a lot I still don’t know. My superior Nightingale, previously the last of England’s wizardly governmental force, is trying to teach me proper schooling for a magician’s apprentice. But even he doesn’t have all the answers. Mostly I’m just a constable sworn to enforce the Queen’s Peace, with the occasional help from some unusual friends and a well-placed fire blast. With the new year, I have three main objectives, a) pass the detective exam so I can officially become a DC, b) work out what the hell my relationship with Lesley Mai, an old friend from the force and now fellow apprentice, is supposed to be, and most importantly, c) get through the year without destroying a major landmark. Two out of three isn’t bad, right? A mutilated body in Crawley means another murderer is on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil, who may either be a common serial killer or an associate of the twisted magician known as the Faceless Man — a man whose previous encounters I’ve barely survived. I’ve also got a case about a town planner going under a tube train and another about a stolen grimoire. But then I get word of something very odd happening in Elephant and Castle, on a housing estate designed by a nutter, built by charlatans, and inhabited by the truly desperate. If there’s a connection to the Crawley case, I’ll be entering some tricky waters of jurisdiction with the local river spirits. We have a prickly history, to say the least.

Archie’s Accidental Kidnapping

Hounds of the Hunt: Book 1
NEXT BOOK: Pyro’s Accidental Shooting
Long nights hunting supernatural beings means little time for love in Adze’s life. He and his pack mates are what protects Melbourne, and Australia, from the things that go bump in the night—very real spirits and demons who prey on humans.
Every day Archie’s life is consumed by work as he desperately tries to pay back his student debt and a loan a boyfriend took out in his name. Tired and alone, he dreams of a future with someone to love and hold him through the night.
One fateful encounter with a nephilim gone bad changes both their worlds forever. Now Adze just has to convince his heart mate he didn’t actually kidnap him.

Please note: Archie’s Accidental Kidnapping has undergone extensive edits and rewrites since Toni is gearing up to continue the series. In addition, the series has been renamed so as not to confuse it with another.
The plot has changed, the world is different, 41,000 words were added, BUT the one thing that hasn’t changed is Archie and Adze.

A Very Singular Guild

Twelve-year-old Ned Roach used to scavenge for scraps along the Thames riverbank. But the recent plague of child-eating bogles in London means that he’s now working as an apprentice to Alfred Bunce, the bogler.
Alongside Jem Barbary and (sometimes) Birdie McAdam, Ned must lure bogles out of their lairs so that Alfred can kill them. And this means spending a lot of time in the city’s murky underground waterways – especially when Alfred is hired by the London Sewers Office to stamp out a deadly infestation.
But times are changing. As magic and folklore give way to the machine age, Alfred begins to face an uncertain future – while Ned and his friends find themselves threatened by an enemy from their past who’s even more dangerous than the bogles.
Catherine Jinks captures the end of an era and the start of a technological revolution in her brilliant final instalment of the *City of Orphans* trilogy.

A Very Peculiar Plague

*’Bogles ain’t like pigeons. They don’t travel in flocks. So why is this corner o’ London crawling with ‘em?’*
Eleven-year-old Jem Barbary spent most of his early life picking pockets for a canny old crook named Sarah Pickles. Now she’s betrayed him, and Jem wants revenge. He also wants to work for bogler Alfred Bunce, who kills the child-eating monsters that lurk in the city’s cellars and sewers. But Alfred is keen to give up bogling, since he almost lost his last apprentice, Birdie.
When numerous children start disappearing around Newgate Prison, Alfred and Jem do join forces, waging an underground war. They even seek help from Birdie, dragging her away from the safe and comfortable home she’s found with Miss Edith Eames. Together they learn that there’s only one thing more terrifying than facing a whole plague of bogles – and that’s facing some of the sinister people from Jem’s past …

Yellow birds

Partiti a diciott’anni. Talmente impreparati, talmente ingenui da credere che insieme ce l’avrebbero fatta. Bartle è devastato dal senso di colpa. Per non avere impedito che Murphy morisse. Per non essere riuscito ad attenuare la brutalità e l’orrore della guerra. Ora che è tornato a casa, vede Murphy ovunque. Insieme alle altre immagini dell’Iraq: i cadaveri che bruciano nell’aria pungente del mattino, i proiettili che si conficcano nella sabbia, le acque del fiume che ha inghiottito il loro sogno. E il tormento per la promessa che non ha saputo mantenere non gli dà pace. “Il miglior romanzo che abbia letto sulla guerra: essenziale, incredibilmente preciso, perfetto. Probabilmente è il libro più triste che io abbia letto negli ultimi anni. Ma triste in modo importante. Dobbiamo essere tristi, profondamente tristi, per quel che abbiamo fatto in Iraq”. (Dave Eggers) **