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Fugitive Telemetry (The Murderbot Diaries, #6)

No, I didn’t kill the dead human. If I had, I wouldn’t dump the body in the station mall.

When Murderbot discovers a dead body on Preservation Station, it knows it is going to have to assist station security to determine who the body is (was), how they were killed (that should be relatively straightforward, at least), and why (because apparently that matters to a lot of people—who knew?)

Yes, the unthinkable is about to happen: Murderbot must voluntarily speak to humans!



I’ve been in love with Gunner Kraft since middle school when I became best friends with his son. I’m eighteen now and still pining for the billionaire finance dynamo—every big, bulky inch of him. To him, I’m forbidden fruit. Off limits to a forty five year old man. But I have a plan to show him exactly how much I’ve grown up. How good we could be together. And temptation has never felt so right…

Mafia King (Mafia Royals, #3.5)

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes a new story in her Mafia Royals series…

One of the first rules they give you when you're undercover—never fall for the enemy.
I didn't just fall for the enemy.
I became what I was supposed to hate.
What's worse: I fell in love with one.
I live a double life, and both sides know it's only a matter of time before I'm forced to choose.
Rebirth through mafia blood.
Or death at the hands of the very government I swore to protect.
I have one job before my time's up.
I just wish it was anything but babysitting a mafia princess who's half my size but knows how to pack such a brutal punch I worry about my ability to have children.
Tin's small but terrifying.
And I'm her new bodyguard while we all go on a much needed vacation.
I just have to stick to the plan.
And remember rule number one.
And stop kissing her.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

Bossed Around

Held prisoner for years inside the walls of her reclusive uncle’s art gallery, Thea is lost when the man dies suddenly, leaving her to fend for herself. At least until a Scottish giant arrives, scarred and mysterious, claiming it’s his job to professionally pack the paintings. Duncan makes Thea feel safe and free for the first time in her life, encouraging her to enact the fantasies she’s always kept hidden. Locked away. Their scorching bond grows, one delicious encounter at a time. But what if the man who has claimed her heart…isn’t who he claims to be?

Forever Mine

I’ve been saying that Lucy’s going to be my bride for years now, but she doesn’t take me seriously. I mean every word, and my love for her has never wavered.

I finally convince her to tie the knot by making up a story that I need a bride to take over my family’s firm. It works. I’m married to the girl of my dreams.

The problem is that now she thinks I don’t actually love her and that I married her only because I wanted money. How does a man go about convincing his best friend that he lives for her? That money means nothing if he doesn’t have her?

I don’t know, but I won’t give up until I find out.

Vampire (Dark Protectors, #12.5)

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti comes a new story in her Dark Protectors/Rebels series…

Dr. Mariana Lopez has finally stopped bailing friends out of difficult situations. Well, except for substituting as the leader for another anger management group, pitching in as a campaign strategist for a prospective sheriff, and babysitting three dogs. Even with such a full life, she can feel the danger around her—a sense that something isn’t right. Nightmares harass her, until the real thing comes to life, and only the dark and sexy male sitting in her group can save her. However, with safety comes a price she might not be willing to pay.

Raine Maxwell is one of the Maxwells out of Montana, which means he's not only one of the most deadly vampires alive, but his path is set and his mate has been chosen for him. To save him—to continue his line. Unfortunately, his mate is an enhanced human female who has no idea of her abilities, of his species, or of her future. He’d like to lead her gently into this new world, but his people aren’t the only ones who’ve found her, which puts her into danger than she can imagine. Plus, in order to follow his laws, he only has one week to convince her that immortality with him is what she wants—and needs.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

Disappeared (Kate Burkholder Short Mystery)

Chief of Police Kate Burkholder races against the clock to find a missing child in this new original short story from New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo.As a violent thunderstorm rages in Painters Mill, Kate Burkholder receives a call from a frantic young Amish woman: her two year old son is missing. Kate and her officers brave the downpour to search for the toddler, fearing he may have been swept away in the rising creek waters. But an explosive family secret leads Kate to believe this disappearance may be complicated than anyone is letting on. Can she find the boy and uncover the truth before darkness falls?

Live and Let Grow

Read for FREE in Penny's Newsletter!

Alice is in love with her best friend. Now all she needs to do is tell him.

Best buds Milo Manganiello and Alice Hooper have been the one constant in each other’s lives for over fifteen years. The charismatic and compassionate physics professor was there when Alice got married, and he was there ten years later when she got divorced. Likewise, the candid and kind computer science professor has always been there for Milo. She babysits his apartment and plethora of houseplants when he’s traveling and they share breakfast together every day he’s in town. Alice wasn’t always in love with Milo, but the feeling has grown, and when Milo returns from his latest globe trotting adventure, Alice decides it’s time to spill the seeds.

Does Alice have the grit to confess? And will feelings take root? Or is hers a love destined never to bloom?

‘Live And Let Grow’ is a 14k word (short) contemporary romance of long suffering unrequited love and can be read as a standalone.

Bad Girl

Cancer took my mom but Warren Holmes took my dad.

For my whole life, it was just my mom and me. We got by fine. When she passed, I discovered the identity of my father in a journal she’d hidden away. By the time I reached him, though, he’d already left this world. His whole life savings had been taken in a crooked real estate scheme. My uncle gave me purpose: take down War Holmes and avenge my father.

Despite what my fake resume says, I’m a waitress with no college education but I’ll stop at nothing to bring that man to his knees. It doesn’t matter how sweet his kisses are or how tenderly he holds me, I’m going to win this war.


Want to read other stories featuring a villainous (but not too villainous) character? Check out Ruby Dixon's Bad Guy (B0916J8RVH) and Kati Wilde's Evil Twin (B0912S1CL6). Both are coming soon.

Defekt (LitenVerse #2)

Derek is LitenVärld's most loyal employee. He lives and breathes the job, from the moment he wakes up in a converted shipping container at the edge of the parking lot to the second he clocks out of work 18 hours later. But after taking his first ever sick day, his manager calls that loyalty into question. An excellent employee like Derek, an employee made to work at LitenVärld, shouldn't need time off.

To test his commitment to the job, Derek is assigned to a special inventory shift, hunting through the store to find defective products. Toy chests with pincers and eye stalks, ambulatory sleeper sofas, killer mutant toilets, that kind of thing. Helping him is the inventory team — four strangers who look and sound almost exactly like him. Are five Dereks better than one?


From one of our most preeminent writers, a tale that captures the shifting meanings of the past, and how our experience colors those meanings.

Lloyd Wilkinson Petrie, one of the seven elderly trustees of the now defunct (for thirty four years) Temple Academy for Boys, is preparing a memoir of his days at the school, intertwined with the troubling distractions of present events. As he navigates, with faltering recall, between the subtle anti Semitism that pervaded the school's ethos and his fascination with his own family's heritage in particular, his illustrious cousin, the renowned archaeologist Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie he reconstructs the passions of a childhood encounter with the oddly named Ben Zion Elefantin, a mystifying older pupil who claims descent from Egypt's Elephantine Island. From this seed emerges one of Cynthia Ozick's most wondrous tales, touched by unsettling irony and the elusive flavor of a Kafka parable, and weaving, in her own distinctive voice, myth and mania, history and illusion.

The Companion

New York, 1949

After years of trying to break into New York City's literary scene, Madeline Slaughter is emotionally and physically exhausted. When a friend offers her a safe haven as the live in companion to reclusive, bestselling novelist Victor Hallowell she jumps at the chance to escape the city.

Madeline expects to find rest and quiet in the forests of Upstate New York. Instead, she finds Victor, handsome and intensely passionate, and Audrey Coffin, Victor's mysterious and beautiful neighbor.

When Victor offers her a kiss and the promise of Madeline allows herself to become entangled even as Audrey is also claiming her heart. The only problem is that Audrey and Victor are ex lovers with plenty of baggage between them. As Madeline finds herself opening up and falling in love with both she starts to wonder, can there be a future for all three?

Small Town Girl (Pink Springs, #1)

Lux is ready to leave Pink Springs and spread her wings, but when she winds up in the big city squeezed into a bunny costume, things are definitely not going to plan. One little hop into the arms of a stranger changes everything, and suddenly this small town girl is feeling right at home.

Bastian’s path to success doesn’t include a detour, especially one that falls into his lap. What’s he to do when a cute little bunny makes a home in his heart? Simple: love her forever.

Warning: Welcome to Book 1 in the Pink Springs Series! It’s just as adorable as it sounds.

Local Star

Local Star is a polyamorous space opera with a fast paced, action packed adventure that’s sure to punch you in the feels. It follows guttergirl Triz as she saves her hub from invaders from the Cyberbionautic Alliance, all the while negotiating her rekindled romance with Kalo, her ex who's returned from battle and won't stop hanging around the wrenchworks.

413 Cherry St. (A Cherry Falls Romance, #15)

It was all a big misunderstanding.
I swear.
I know most people in prison say the same thing, but in my case, it’s true.
The gun wasn’t mine.
The drugs weren’t mine.
But luckily, the hot domineering lawyer is all mine.
Mr. Liam Garret.
He’s come to save me. He’s going to make all my problems go away.
Because there’s no one as persuasive as Mr. Garret.
Believe me, I know.
After only a few minutes of being in the same room as him, he persuaded me to…
Actually, I’m going to plead the fifth on that one.
My lawyer is advising me to remain silent.
So, I’ll remain silent for him.
In between moans…

Cherry Falls is filled with returning characters and iconic destinations that will begin to feel like family. When you leave the city, and drive into Cherry Falls, it’s like you’ve finally come home. The cherry on top? Each book delivers a swoon worthy romance!

Saving Sienna (MacArthur Family, #3)

He likes law and order…

Detective Carson Irish follows the rules. But somehow he’s fallen for a sexy PI who likes to break all of them. When she gets in over her head, he’ll do anything and everything to keep her safe. But she refuses to stay on the sidelines, safe and protected. And when her life is threatened, he won’t hesitate to stand between her and the man who wants her dead.

She’s never met a rule she didn’t want to break…

Private Investigator Sienna MacArthur may have questionable methods in her work, but she gets the job done. While working a case, she unwittingly finds herself the target of an unknown threat. So she reaches out to the sexy man she’s been keeping her distance from—Carson Irish. They might be polar opposites, but she trusts him to keep her safe, and when people around her start dying, she has no choice but to put her life in his hands.


I've Walked Where You've Been

Matty knew he would bond with his soulmate one day—everybody did—but it was supposed to happen when he was older…not when he was just nine years old.

Now, he’s stuck with some kid named Ethan, who doesn’t even like to play outside. They can’t stay apart for long, and Matty’s resentment grows as he has to follow Ethan to boarding school first, then college.

As the animosity between them grows, their bond weakens. The universe proclaimed them soulmates, but if they want to reach the potential of that love, they’re going to have to learn to understand each other…or lose their bond forever.

Home Town Hero (Pink Springs, #2)

Juno Folke stands out in Pink Springs, but that hasn’t stopped the whole town from falling in love with her. Well, everyone except the grouchy Sheriff Cooper Cross. Her best friend’s brother is off limits, but it’s not as if he’s knocking down her door. In such a small town, she can’t help but keep running into him. She just wishes he would stop haunting her fantasies.

Cooper Cross came back to take care of his little sister, but now that she’s moved to the big city and is getting married, it’s time for him to start living a life of his own. Pink Springs is his home and he never plans on leaving, even if the woman that’s driving him crazy hasn’t put down any roots. It’s a bad idea to get involved with someone that could cut and run at any moment, even if that same woman makes his body weak with need. He can’t cage something so wild and free, but could he convince her to stay a while?

Warning: Book 2 is even better than the one before! But you should absolutely read it and see for yourself! Can this perfect Hometown Hero find his match with the woman that can’t be tamed? You betcha!

420 Bride Street (A Cherry Falls Romance): A Fake Fiance Roommates-to-Lovers Romance

The situation was supposed to be simple. I needed a place to stay.
He needed someone to handle his horse…uh, appendage.

No, literally. Get your mind out of the gutter. Colt Patton’s prize stallion was having some mare problems that only a vet like me could take care of. In exchange, he’s got a room for me in the guest cottage on his ranch. Easy peasy, right?


Because now I’m roommates with the hottest, snarliest bachelor in town. Who I’ve accidentally seen sans clothing. Who I now know, definitively, has a lot in common with his stallion. Who comes with a trail of baggage as long as his…property line.

Any girl with an ounce common sense would run for the hills. There’s only one problem: I can’t seem to look, much less run, away from Mr. Snarly Hot.

When Colt’s psycho cheating ex comes looking to steal his land, and when my dangerous ex comes looking to stir up trouble, we find the perfect solution: pretend to be engaged.

After all, what could possibly go wrong pretending to be in a romantic relationship with an older, damaged, irresistibly gorgeous former Marine with eyes that make me weak and a smile that turns me to mush?

Remember when this was supposed to be simple?

Yeah, me neither any.

Safe, absolutely no cheating, no cliffhanger, and a perfect happy ever after.

Cherry Falls is filled with returning characters and iconic destinations that will begin to feel like family. When you leave the city, and drive into Cherry Falls, it’s like you’ve finally come home.

The cherry on top? Each book delivers a swoon worthy, steamy romance! So welcome to Cherry Falls, we hope you stay awhile!

Dancing to Freedom: (Dream’s Edge, #.5)

Canada, 1960

Ballet is Katerina Petrova’s world. But when the stage lights go dim and the curtain closes, she is simply a young woman who is trapped. On tour with the Soviet Kirov Ballet in Canada, Katerina is watched day and night by her chaperones and ballet security. But no one realizes that her hotel balcony adjoins that of handsome Canadian hockey player Robert Marcell.

Robert is enchanted by Katerina, though he knows little about who she really is. In an attempt to find out about this mysterious young woman, Robert extends his stay in the hotel. One night, when a teammate’s wife persuades him to join them at the ballet, Robert reluctantly attends. He has no interest in cultural experiences—until Katerina dances onto the stage. Soon, the two are inseparable, but despite their growing love, Katerina knows they can have no future together. They come from different worlds, and to escape her gilded cage would be nearly impossible.

Invitation (The Phoenix Club #0.5)

Society’s most exclusive invitation

Welcome to the Phoenix Club, where London’s most audacious, disreputable, and intriguing ladies and gentlemen find scandal, redemption, and second chances.

When Tobias Powell, the Viscount Deane, loses the young lady who’s stolen his heart to a pompous heir to a dukedom, all of Society is abuzz with his failure. As a scandal further blackens his reputation, he decides to become the rogue everyone believes him to be.

After courtesan Mirabelle Renault’s older sister marries her protector and is given the cut direct by the very Society who demands respectability, Mirabelle loses hope for her own future. Knowing she can no longer serve as a man’s paramour, she is determined to forge a new path—until she realizes that most doors are closed to her.

Carefree bachelor Lord Lucien Westbrook has lost his mistress and gained his autocratic father’s scrutiny now that his older brother is about to wed. Challenged to do something worthwhile, he launches an exclusive club, where Lucien helps those in need, no matter who they are or where they come from. One never knows who they will meet at the Phoenix Club…

Slow Dance at Rose Bend (Rose Bend #0.5)

Goodbye is never easy…but neither is love.

Cherrie Moore is just passing through, the same way she does every year. Rose Bend’s annual motorcycle rally has been her sanctuary—two solid weeks just for herself, just for a little while; one long, peaceful ride through the Berkshires, then back home to bustling Chicago. In and out, and gone again. No strings, no commitments. Until she meets Maddox Holt.

The man is pure temptation, and he sure has a mouth on him—a redheaded bullet Cherrie knows she’d be smart to dodge. When the mysterious dive bar owner pulls her onto the dance floor that first night in town, her plans for a clean getaway turn muddy. Something’s there between them, sure…but Maddox has roots in quiet Rose Bend, and he’s looking for than a fling.

Cherrie came here for a break from it all. After the year she’s had, her heart can’t take another hit. But before long, she’ll have to decide—should she risk her freedom for a second chance at love…or just enjoy the ride while it lasts?

Ember in the Heart

Ember in the Heart is a reverse age gap, single dad romance novella loosely inspired by Pride and Prejudice.

When Ember Bonet overhears her sister’s fiancé’s best friend uttering rude remarks about the Bonet sisters at the engagement party, she instantly dismisses him as a pretentious man child. Then said man child, Foster Darwin, moves into the house next door along with his five year old daughter, making him hard to ignore.

Foster can’t believe his best friend, Colt, omitted to tell him the spinsterish Bonet sisters live in the house next door to his new home. Problem is, Ember Bonet is anything but spinsterish. From the moment they met, Foster has fought an overwhelming attraction to her. An attraction he has no time for. Not only is he determined to prioritize his daughter Georgie, he can’t fail his own father again. And Edward Darwin has made it clear that Foster must settle down with the right woman. Unfortunately, his family’s idea of ‘right’ isn’t the sexy massage therapist next door who’s eleven years his senior.

Determined to keep her distance from Foster, Ember fails when it becomes clear he and Georgie need support in their new life together. But proximity to one another is too great a temptation, and physical chemistry soon turns into so much . If only Ember could get over their age difference and Foster his family pride…

Little Lost Love Letter: A Romantic Comedy Novella

Lucy never meant for her boss to read the letter confessing her feelings. Too bad she lost it in his office.

The day started out like every other—with me crushed under the weight of my wicked hot boss’s expectations and inevitable disappointment.

And then something bad happened.

It’s worse than the time I spilled scalding hot coffee in Mr. Devlin’s lap. It’s even worse than the morning I accidentally saved a playlist of pop workout songs over a building schematic right before a big meeting.

I lost a love letter somewhere in the office.

The thing is, it’s not even an actual love letter. Let’s call it a therapeutic form of hate mail that went down a twisted bunny trail and ended up sounding like a love letter.

It was addressed to my boss.

And I think he might have found it…

Originally published in Love in the City, a USA Today bestselling romantic comedy collection, this 30,000 word enemies to lovers boss romance is a quick read that's sure to make you smile.

Spring (Signs of Love, #0.6)

𝗟𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝗿𝘆 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗲𝘀.

Writing flowery love horoscopes is not something Flynn Reilly ever saw himself doing. But when he’s hired to package them up with extravagant bouquets and deliver them to his slick, always smiling Sagittarian frenemy . well, a struggling florist must do what a struggling florist must do.

Luckily for this Leo, where every rose has its thorn, every thorn has its rose. These horoscopes aren’t 𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 from him. So . who says he can’t let out a little snarky subtext?

Only now, his Sagittarian frenemy has him making up flowery love horoscopes in response .

He hasn’t spent this much time around those soft, sexy smiles since . they were best friends.

𝘒𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘪𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭.

Watched: A Dark Stalker Romance

I’m used to hunting my prey. I stalked insurgents in Iraq through the scope of a sniper rifle, and never showed mercy. Now my prey is my woman, my flower. My Lily.

I can’t tame my obsession. I’ll follow her to the end of the earth.

She’s in danger, and I’d rather die than let anything happen to her. I’ll always be there, watching, keeping her safe.

I’ll do whatever it takes to make her happy. Protect her, pleasure her, please her.

But I know that when she finds out just how deep my obsession goes, she’ll run screaming.

And I’ll follow.

Watched is a dark and steamy romance novella with a possessive hero, no cheating and a happy ending.

Breach of Peace (The Lawful Times, #0.1)

When an imperial family is found butchered, Officers of God are called to investigate. Evidence points to a rebel group trying to stab fear into the very heart of the empire. Inspector Khlid begins a harrowing hunt for those responsible, but when a larger conspiracy comes to light, she struggles to trust even the officers around her.

Wild Wind (Chaos, #6.6)

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley brings a new story in her Chaos series…

When he was sixteen years old, Jagger Black laid eyes on the girl who was his. At a cemetery. During her mother’s funeral.

For years, their lives cross, they feel the pull of their connection, but then they go their separate ways.

But when Jagger sees that girl chasing someone down the street, he doesn’t think twice before he wades right in. And when he gets a full on dose of the woman she’s become, he knows he finally has to decide if he’s all in or if it’s time to cut her loose.

She’s ready to be cut loose.

But Jagger is all in.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

What Abigail Did That Summer (Rivers of London, #5.3)

Ghost hunter, fox whisperer, troublemaker.

It is the summer of 2013 and Abigail Kamara has been left to her own devices. This might, by those who know her, be considered a mistake. While her cousin, police constable and apprentice wizard Peter Grant, is off in the sticks chasing unicorns Abigail is chasing her own mystery. Teenagers around Hampstead Heath have been going missing but before the police can get fully engaged the teens return home – unharmed but vague about where they’ve been.

Aided only by her new friend Simon, her knowledge that magic is real and a posse of talking foxes that think they’re spies, Abigail must venture into the wilds of Hampstead to discover who is luring the teenagers and importantly – why?

Limited: 2500 signed numbered hardcover copies

Lettered: 26 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase

Breaking the Bully

We’re from different sides of the tracks, but Allie James has always owned me. Heart and soul. After years of pining for her in the halls of our high school, I finally touch her one night in an open field beneath a storm, receiving a miracle I never expected—she needs me in return. Or so I think. As soon as she finds out I’m a handyman, she cuts me off. But I’m not letting the richest girl in school break my heart without consequences. She will pay…

But I’ll pay a far worse price when I find out why she really left me hanging without a word. And after unfairly bullying my sweet girl, I’ll sell my soul to win her back.

Coach's Daughter

Greta Welding does not date basketball players. Considering I have plans to make her my wife, I have a serious objection to that rule. Unfortunately, my future wife is as stubborn as she is beautiful and if I want her forever, I’ll have to get creative. Her father is my new coach, but that’s not going to stop me, either. If he wants a championship, he’ll give me Greta first.

Dark Deception (Deception Trilogy, #0.5)

Stolen. Broken. Corrupted

Being born a leader taught me one thing.
I take what I want.
Including the lone rose who’s struggling to survive on the streets.
Only I’m no knight and I won’t do any saving.
If anything, I’m the nightmare she can’t wake up from.
The monster she can’t escape.
The devil she can’t fight.
I’m the blood that’ll be coating her pure petals.

This book is a prequel to a trilogy and is not a standalone

One Day All This Will Be Yours

The bold new work from award winning author Adrian Tchaikovsky  a smart, funny tale of time travel and paradoxWelcome to the end of time. It’s a perfect day. Nobody remembers how the Causality War started. Really, there’s no one to remember, and nothing for them to remember if there were; that’s sort of the point. We were time warriors, and we broke time. I was the one who ended it. Ended the fighting, tidied up the damage as much as I could. Then I came here, to the end of it all, and gave myself a mission: to never let it happen again.


Summer 1999. Long Island, New York. Bored, restless, and lonely, Ali never expected her life would change as dramatically as it did the day she walked into the local Stop Shop. But she’s never met anyone like Justine, the store’s cashier. Justine is so tall and thin she looks almost two dimensional, and there’s a dazzling mischief in her wide smile. “Her smile lit me up and exposed me all at once,” Ali admits. “Justine was the light shining on me and the dark shadow it cast, and I wanted to stand there forever in the relief of that contrast.”

Ali applies for a job on the spot, securing a place for herself in Justine’s glittering vicinity. As Justine takes Ali under her wing, Ali learns how best to bag groceries, what foods to eat (and not to eat), how to shoplift, who to admire, and who she can become outside of her cold home, where her inattentive grandmother hardly notices the changes in her. Ali becomes and fixated on Justine, reshaping herself in her new idol’s image, leading to a series of events that spiral from superficial to seismic.

Justine, Forsyth Harmon’s illustrated debut, is an intimate and unflinching portrait of American girlhood at the edge of adulthood—one in which obsession hastens heartbreak.

Seducing My Guardian (A Touch of Taboo #4)

On the night my parents die, I meet a sexy stranger who tells me he’s my new guardian. Before I can as much as blink, he ships me off to boarding school and then ignores me for three years…until he shows up on my nineteenth birthday to save me from myself.

For six years, that’s his routine. Show up on my birthday. Save me. Tempt me. And then send me on my way when the chemistry between us sizzles too hot.

That all ends tonight. I’m twenty five and at midnight I get control of my trust fund. After this, I never have to see Devan again and he’ll no longer drive me crazy with his devastating dominance.

This year, all I want for my birthday is twenty four hours with my guardian. After nine years of taboo desires and built up lust, I have a lot of unfulfilled fantasies to act out. 

Goddess of Filth

“Five of us sat in a circle doing our best to emulate the girls in The Craft, hoping to unleash some power to take us all away from our home to the place of our dreams. But we weren’t witches. We were five Chicanas living in San Antonio, Texas, one year out of high school.”

One hot summer night, best friends Lourdes, Fernanda, Ana, Perla, and Pauline hold a séance. It’s all fun and games at first, but their tipsy laughter turns to terror when the flames burn straight through their prayer candles and Fernanda starts crawling toward her friends and chanting in Nahuatl, the language of their Aztec ancestors.

Over the next few weeks, shy, modest Fernanda starts acting strangely—smearing herself in black makeup, shredding her hands on rose thorns, sucking sin out of the mouths of the guilty. The local priest is convinced it's a demon, but Lourdes begins to suspect it’s something else—something far ancient and powerful.

As Father Moreno's obsession with Fernanda grows, Lourdes enlists the help of her “bruja Craft crew” and a professor, Dr. Camacho, to understand what is happening to her friend in this unholy tale of possession gone right.

Stealing His Princess

I went to the Vieth Territory to celebrate a Veith wedding not to claim a consort for my kingdom but what’s a prince to do when he finds the princess of his dreams?

Ignore her?

Run the opposite direction?


You grab the glass slipper along with her hand and hold tight. Even if she lives in a nest of vipers, the danger is worth fighting.

We Shall Sing a Song Into the Deep

Remy is a Chorister, one of the chosen few rescued from the surface world and raised to sing the Hours in a choir of young boys. Remy lives with a devoted order of monks who control the Leviathan, an aging nuclear submarine that survives in the ocean’s depths. Their secret mission: to trigger the Second Coming when the time is right, ready to unleash its final, terrible weapon.

But Remy has a secret too— she’s the only girl onboard. It is because of this secret that the sub’s dying caplain gifts her with the missile’s launch key, saying that it is her duty to keep it safe. Safety, however, is not the sub’s priority, especially when the new caplain has his own ideas about the Leviathan’s mission. Remy’s own perspective is about to shift drastically when a surface dweller is captured during a raid, and she learns the truth about the world.

At once lyrical and page turning, We Shall Sing a Song Into the Deep is a captivating debut from newcomer author Andrew Kelly Stewart.

Fate's Demand (Devil's Duet #0.5)

Stepping into the city limits, the vibes of New Orleans infiltrate the thoughts and feelings of each unsuspecting individual.
Twinkling lights.
Copious amounts of alcohol.
Ghost stories of lore.
As Emma waits for a business meeting, those ingredients are there, in the heavy air and circulating through her bloodstream. Until everything changes.

Everett Ramses is tall, dark, and mysterious.
He’s than that.
According to himhe is Emma’s fate.

And he has a demand.

Will she run, or will she find out what fate’s demand has in store?

“FATE’S DEMAND” is an intriguing meeting to whet readers’ appetite for of an all new dark romance world, Devil’s Deal, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig. Get ready to love and hate, to swoon and swearRett Ramses will bring out all the emotions.

*“FATE’S DEMAND” first appeared in the Bookworm Box anthology ONE MORE STEP as a short story entitled “THE DEAL.”

Dare to Tease (Dare Nation, #4.5)

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carly Phillips returns to her sexy Dare world of rich billionaire sports heroes in her new DARE NATION SERIES!

She handles cocky jocks for a living, but her love life isn’t as successful.
Brianne Prescott, publicist for Dare Nation Sports Agency, grew up the only girl with four brothers, three of whom are sports royalty. She’s a pro not just at work but at being used by men who want access to her famous family. She’s learned the hard way that everyone wants something from her, always.

He’s her brother’s best friend and the first man who sees her for who she really is.
When Dr. Hudson Northfield rescues Bri from a homeless man outside the clinic where he works, he really notices her for the first time. Soon she’s accompanying him to New York for a family wedding, and despite her siblings’ overprotective protests, they’re falling in love.

But Hudson has a secret he can’t reveal. If he wants access to a trust fund in his name, his father demands something in return. Hudson has to marry and provide an heir or his dream of opening a state of the art health center will be destroyed. Suddenly the man who didn’t need anything from her appears to be the biggest user of them all. Unless Hudson can convince her he can live without money but he can’t live without her.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

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The Mistakes You Make (Maddison Kings University #0.5)

Some demons we can’t outrun.

Kane Legend is mine.

The gorgeous boy who always finds me.
The ruthless bully I’ve spent my life avoiding.

Even leaving Harrow Creek wasn’t enough to escape his torment.

Because I didn’t stay away and neither could he.
One weekend home one party.
One night that ruined everything.

He wanted revenge, and he got it, because my life is never going to be the same.

Kane Legend made sure I’d never forget him

My biggest mistake.

Dude in Distress

A short story from the NYT best selling author of the Shacking Up series about a road trip that started with a broken down car and ended with a questionable motel, an indoor campout, and a set of Kama Sutra sheets.


I thought I was helping a damsel in distress.

Turns out my damsel was actually a hot guy with rock solid forearms, blue eyes reminiscent of an oasis in a desert, and some seriously bad luck.


My day started with a bang.

The kind that left me stranded at the side of the road in the middle of the desert.

At least until a knight in shining armor shows up in a rusted out convertible and saves the day. Said knight also happens to be a car savvy woman with legs for days, and a penchant for adventure.

Perfect Matcha (Bold Brew #3)

After years of focusing on his career, Theodore Punch is tired of being alone. But landing a good man isn’t easy. When Theo needs a date for an ex boyfriend’s wedding, he knows just the solution—a matchmaker. And there’s no better matchmaker than his social butterfly best friend, Camden Ray.

There’s only one problem: Camden has been in love with Theo for half their lives but doesn’t have the guts to come clean. Camden will do anything to make Theo happy, even if it hurts, and he already has a match for Theo in mind—his boss, the handsome owner of the local adult novelty shop.

Now there’s another problem: Theo has zero experience with toys. Luckily, Camden is only a phone call away and than happy to walk Theo through naughty gadget lessons. Spicy phone calls, a dash of role play, and a load of pesky emotions brew between them. It’s not the match either of them intended but could be the perfect solution to all their problems, if their friendship can survive the infusion of feelings.

Perfect Matcha is 35k words of friends to lovers, matchmaking fun with plenty of steam. It’s part of the multi author Bold Brew series.

My First Glance (On My Own, #0.5)

See what happens before the night that changes everything in this prequel novella to My One Night by NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan.

After mistakes and false starts, Dillon Connolly thought he’d finally worked his life out. He’d almost lost everything than once, but his new family helped settle him. Now he’s faced with another decision, a new life, and a set of roommates he didn’t know he needed.

With one glance at her, however, he has a feeling his new life is just the beginning.

Unintended Target (MacArthur Family, #2)

If you’re in the mood for a quick, light romantic suspense read, check out the MacArthur Family Series!

He’s not her type.

Elementary school teacher Patience had her whole summer planned out, and it included margaritas and a lot of time at the beach. But when she agrees to a temporary nanny position as a favor to a friend, the last thing she expected was to butt heads with—or be attracted to—Brodie MacArthur, her employer’s sexy head of security.

But that doesn’t stop her from wanting him.

Brodie made a mistake with Patience and forever ruined her first impression of him. Just as their heated clashes reach a peak, Patience falls ill…and it’s something far sinister than a simple summer bug. He screwed up once. He won’t do it again. And when he learns that the danger is closer than they imagined, he’ll have to fight to protect her—and win her heart.


Of Fire and Flame (Dark Kings #18.7)

Return to New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant's Dark Kings world for a special prequel novella…

Three extraordinary beings, one tangled Fate.

Untold power requires unfathomable responsibility. But it also brings danger, sacrifice, heartache, and many tough decisions. One fateful day and the choices and actions therein have the power to ripple across time, affecting people than ever imagined.

Destiny brought them together. Fate tore them apart. But time may heal all wounds.

To Be Alone With You

A decade ago, Naomi Porter confessed her love to the handsome, enigmatic sculptor her artist mother mentored. Ten years her senior and seemingly uninterested, his rejection sent her reelingthen it sent her running as far away from him as possible. Now, he’s successful than ever, and she’s a burnt out personal assistant in desperate need of a vacation. Only, she’s too broke to afford a real one.

Her mother’s solution?

Calling in a favor from an old friend and getting her daughter a week long stay in the luxe guesthouse of a gorgeous home in the California desert — all for free.

The only drawback is that the house belongs to Ira Mack, the man she humiliated herself in front of all those years ago. The man who has somehow managed to become even compelling in their separation.

As desperation sets in, she finds herself with no real choice but to take him up on his offer. The tension between the two is palpable and only manages to grow intense by the second. But their past is too painful for Naomi to ignore, no matter how longing his looks are or how heated his words make her feel.

When the world implodes less than a week into her stay and Covid 19 clenches the world in its terrifying fist, Ira makes her an offer—A place to stay rent free until the world puts itself back together. But, every day, the possibility of that happening seems to get farther and farther away. And Naomi is forced to deal with both what she wants out of her life, and the man she’s finding it increasingly impossible to consider running away from again.

Silky Smooth (Bold Brew, #6)

Falling in love isn’t always smooth sailing.

College drop out Nicolas Cannon has a secret he’s been hiding for all his adult life. A secret that has left him isolated and mostly friendless—until the day a very friendly parrot flies into his life. In his search to discover the parrot’s owner, Nicolas meets the handsome, enigmatic and much older Alex Durant. But Nicolas has become fond of Alex’s pet Calamity, and the pair develop an unexpected friendship over their love of the bird.

Alex Durant is a man with money and power, but he’s also haunted by his past with an abusive ex. Calamity saved Alex’s sanity, and he’s surprised at how easily he shares her attention with Nicolas, a young artist who arrests Alex’s attention. As their friendship takes a brand new, sexy turn, Nicolas discovers Alex also possesses something else he never expected: a shared love of silky underthings. But Nicolas isn’t out to his family, and that decision may test his fledgling relationship with Alex to the breaking point.

Silky Smooth is a stand alone story in the multi author Bold Brew shared universe, centered around an inclusive coffee shop set in a fictional college town. Each steaming hot coffee shop romance can be enjoyed alone, but collect all ten for the most fun! My 40k word story features a reclusive artist, a lonely restauranteur, an emotional support parrot, age gap, and satin underwear.

Naked Weekend (Naked #1)

It was supposed to be a casual threesome. Yeah, right. Those kisses are anything but casual, and the third guy is nowhere to be found. Neill should have known their friend set them up. But even as he ends up naked in the tall stranger’s arms, he can’t find any reason to regret anything.
From the first moment, Danny knows he could easily fall for Neill. All these little contradictions fascinate him: Neill’s passionate and playful one moment, and the next second he withdraws into himself, cautious. What made him that way? And how can Danny convince the beautiful boy to stay?

Contemporary gay erotic romance novella. 20 000 words.

The Jealous Groom (Groom #3)

Allison and Amber are twins, best friends, and partners in crime. They're the ones always causing trouble, raising hell, and living the good life. But striking a deal with the Princes of Norway may have gotten them a teensy bit in over their heads. Now they're on the run from the brothers that have tricked them into marriage…and a whole lot . It's all fun and games until you make the wrong man jealous.

Magnus and Henrik have decided to share the throne and all of the work that goes along with it. When they finally take a vacation to the Greek Isles, a night at the casino brings them than just good luck. The twins have made a bet and now it's time to collect…whether they come quietly or not.

Warning: What could be jealous than a man used to getting everything he wants? How about two of them! The big bossy bruisers (say that three times fast) aren't letting these sassy Americans break their deal.

The Vow

Sergio Jones was on the verge of elevating his career from actor to director when a scandal broke out threatening his business and the financing of his film. In desperate need to clean up his image and salvage his career, Sergio considers an opportunity that would change his life forever.

Michaela Robinson was the definition of independent and stubborn. The mere thought of needing help from anyone made her go ten times harder, leaving her burned out, and alone. When Michaela's roommate abruptly ended their lease, she left Michaela with the task of finding a roommate, while juggling graduate school, an internship, and part time work. At the risk of losing everything, her beloved uncle, Michael, gave her an ultimatum that would change her life.

Sergio and Michaela promised to help each other rebuild their lives. But what happens when their wedding vows mean than having job security and financial stability? Will Sergio and Michaela learn how to love, honor and cherish each other? Find out in, The Vow.

The Rising Wave (The Rising Wave #.5)

A princess intent on escape .
Ava has everything ready for her last chance at escape from her years’ long imprisonment. She knows if she doesn't succeed this time, she will die. When an injured warlord is thrown into her cell with her, upsetting her plans, she faces a dilemma . leave him to die or try to take him with her.

A warlord intent on rebellion .
Luc may lead a rebel army, but now he's at the mercy of his enemies, and they have no mercy to give. All except the woman imprisoned with him. She not only has mercy, she has a plan to escape. He just has to convince her to let him come along .

A partnership forged in adversity .
Unable to leave him behind, Ava includes Luc in her plans, but escaping the castle where her cousin has imprisoned her is only the first step. Hunted by their enemies, she and Luc will have to trust each other, no matter how many secrets they're keeping.

NOTE: The Rising Wave was first published in Warlords, Witches Wovles: A Fantasy Realms Anthology. It is the prequel novella to the Rising Wave series and precedes The Turncoat King.

330 Love Ln (A Cherry Falls Romance #13)

A singer with a dream. A musician with a secret. A truth that could ruin them…

As much as I might love being on stage, my real future lies elsewhere.
Cherry Falls only has so much to offer.
I need to go somewhere I can finally make it big as a song writer.
But the beautiful brunette with the striking green eyes makes me rethink my rush to flee this tiny town.
She’s everything I always wanted with the voice of an angel.
And once I’ve tasted her, there’s no going back.
Millie is an addiction I can’t shake.
Nor do I want to.
I’ve finally found the light and love I’ve always needed in my life.
Only once she learns the ugly truth…
I may lose her anyway.
Our pasts are entwined.
Our paths crossed long before we ever met.
And it could spell the end to our future.

The cherry on top? Each book delivers a swoon worthy, sexy romance!
So welcome to Cherry Falls, we hope you stay awhile!

Sweeping Ashley (Grim Dating #2)

Sometimes love is messy.

In exchange for some witchy powers, Ashley promised the Devil her firstborn, but when the time comes to pay her due, she has nothing to give.

With Lucifer insisting that she fulfill the terms of her contract, Ashley turns to Grim Dating for help. There’s only one problem—they’re having a hard time finding her perfect match.

Which is where Derrick comes in.

He’s the company’s problem solver; however, even he has no idea how to get a prim and proper witch to let loose. Frustration leads to him kissing her, but he never meant to seduce her.

…or fall in love.

However, his witch isn’t interested in than a one night stand. And when an angel gets involved, the reaper realizes he’d best do a better job of sweeping Ashley off her feet.

Or risk losing her forever.

Humanity's Endgame

Humanity’s endgame was only the beginning for me. Aliens ended life as we know it on Earth.

Not on purpose, I should add, though that didn’t matter to the billions who died. But it turned out, in some respects, surviving was even worse. My family used to say good thing I was pretty. In case you were wondering, it didn’t help when the end of the world arrived. Alone, and afraid, somehow, I managed to hold on.

Foraging for supplies.

Eking out a hidden existence.

Avoiding the mutants that emerged after the alien plague.

I’d resigned myself to dying alone, which was when I literally fell into Xavion’s arms.
And I managed to find love in the apocalypse.

*Stand alone story. Not connected to a series.

Better For You (Harrison Campus, #3.5)

A lonely bookworm. A struggling jock. A snowstorm that steers them together.

Charlie’s got five days working in the library to earn enough for Christmas. Being stuck in the frat house with his secret crush? Torture.
Rich, hot jocks don’t look twice at nerds like him .

Evan’s got five days to finish this stupid paper he can’t wrap his head around. Should he let the cute straight A Charlie help him? Shit.
He’s gonna see how stupid he is .

Stolen Destiny (Shattered Stars #8)

Kidnapped from the education station, Sil is set loose on a huge warship, only to find herself bound in a contract no one expected.

Silhouette watches the alien abductors trying to unload the entire shipment of stolen Terrans. She wished that she could sleep standing up, but it wasn’t a skill she had acquired.
When a medical team comes in, a grey alien comes by and tests the humans. When he gets to her and she goes off, there is relief in his expression. She is taken to medical, brought to stability, and they run some tests while stowing her in a cell for her own protection. The problem is there is a Hmrain in the next cell, and while his wings are gorgeous and look so soft, his eyes are so hot he could burn her.
Kalek is just finishing rut when this receptive human is dropped in next to him, but she needs calm, and he tries to give it, right up until the moment when his second in command makes an offhand remark about her prognosis and tries to remove her from his presence. Instinct takes over, and he breaks out of his cell.
Being chased by the captain of the ship is strange enough, but having him next to her when she wakes up from a painful medical procedure is shocking. He wants her body, mind, and soul, and maintaining her is part of the deal. He will hold up his end if she signs the contract to bind them together.

The Big Score

Welcome to the world of Saloninus, the most unlikely Renaissance Man you will ever encounter. A man of many and diverse talents, he is the hero and narrator of K.J. Parker’s witty, hugely entertaining novella, The Big Score.

Saloninus is a man with two distinct professions. In idle moments, he dashes off immortal masterpieces — philosophical treatises, musical compositions, dramas of Shakespearean range and depth — that never manage to turn a profit. His primary profession — that of thief, grifter and itinerant con man — is equally unprofitable, and he spends his life in constant flight from the encroaching forces of the law.

The story opens in the aftermath of Saloninus’s own funeral, an act of self concealment he has staged many times before. Newly risen from the dead, he encounters an old flame — a sort of archetypal femme fatale — with whom he shares a colorful — and highly illegal — history. She has a plan in mind, one that involves both of Saloninus’s skill sets: criminality and literary genius. If successful, that plan will lead to the elusive “big score” that will set them free forever. Against his better judgment, and fully aware that failure and betrayal may await him, Saloninus agrees to participate. The result is this ingenious — and very funny — tale.

The Big Score is a comic gem that shows us another side of K.J. Parker’s prodigious narrative talent. Original, ingenious, and often laugh out loud funny, it also offers a heartfelt commentary on books, art, and the comforts they provide. It is a first rate entertainment by a gifted writer who never fails to surprise and delight. This one is just too good to miss.


I thought he was my savior.
But I've come to learn that not all acts of kindness, no matter how small, are actually that kind.

I thought I was lucky to have such a beautiful soul enter my life.
But I wrongly assumed he had a soul at all.

I thought that I was finally free from the shackles life had strapped me with.
But I realized too late they were just replaced by a new pair.

Not all deals are made with a handshake and consent. The one I unknowingly made is going to lead me into destruction.

He is going to leave me irrevocably Wrecked.

𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑏𝑜𝑜𝑘 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑚𝑎𝑦 𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑔𝑔𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑠𝑢𝑐ℎ 𝑎𝑠 𝑑𝑢𝑏 𝑐𝑜𝑛, 𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑝𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑟𝑒𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒/𝑠𝑒𝑥𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝑐𝑜𝑒𝑟𝑐𝑖𝑜𝑛.

The First Omega

Mad Max meets X Men in this razor sharp new dystopian novella by the Philip K Dick award nominated author of Velocity Weapon.

It doesn't matter what you call her. Riley. Burner. She forgot her name long ago. But if you steal from the supply lines crossing the wasteland, her face is the last one you'll see. She is the force of nature that keeps the balance in the hot arid desert. Keep to yourself and she'll leave you well enough alone. But it's when you try to take than you can chew that her employers notice and send her off to restore the balance. Then she gets the latest call. A supply truck knocked over too cleanly. Too precise. And the bodies scattering the wreckage weren't killed by her normal prey of scavengers. These bodies are already rotting hours after the attack. Cowering in the corner of the wreckage is a young girl. A girl that shouldn't be there. A girl with violently blue eyes. Just like hers.

Night of the Wolf (Heart of the Wolf novella)

USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear brings her trademark action, romance, and wolf pack dynamics in this thrilling Heart of the Wolf novella!

Red wolf Serena Wilder is on a mission to find the gray wolf who stole her life's savings and take back what's hers. She has nowhere else to start but at her family's old pack home, and she can only pray that no one else has heard the stories of a hidden safe in the basement—and that it's true… She knows it's a long shot, but it's her only hope. She expected there to be some setbacks, but she wasn't prepared for a new pack of wolves to be in her way.

Tanner Greystroke and his brothers now live on the property, and they're just as surprised to see Serena. Their pack leader's mate is none other than Serena's sister, and according to her, Serena is supposed to be dead. Knowing that things can't get much worse for Serena, Tanner offers to help her get back everything that belongs to her—the house, the money, all of it. But that plan will only work if he can keep her safe and they can see this through to the end…

Extra Credit

All I needed was a passing grade. I never expected to sleep with my Professor for it.

When Ava told me she couldn’t fail my class or she would lose her student aide I made her a deal that would benefit both of us.

One night of off the wall hot sex in return for an A in my class. Neither of us expected it to be than one time, until it happened again, and again, and pretty soon we were blurring the lines between student and teacher.

If anyone found out I’d lose everything, but maybe Ava was worth losing everything for.

***This is a STANDALONE novella with a HEA. This story contains dark contents that might be triggering to some.***

Maelstrom: A Diving Universe Novella

Nedda Ferguson Lithe lost her father on the Gabriella’s final mission. The ship’s disappearance remains one of the great mysteries of the sector.

But as Nedda interviews the crew’s survivors, she finds questions than answers.

No one knows who or what causes the maelstroms that make exploring Nájar Crater on Madreperla so dangerous. But everyone knows that the rumors of the crater’s riches prove far too tempting despite the danger.

Every time a ship ventures into that crater, a maelstrom drives it out. Or destroys it. Nedda hopes to find out which fate met the Gabriella—and her father.

Nominated for the Asimov’s Readers Choice Award for best novella, Maelstrom proves a heart wrenching addition to Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s award winning Diving Series.

Deathworld 2N Rome approach and throw your own morals over board But no worries there s plenty of action in the book too and Jason is developing into some jack of all trades Japan-Ness in Architecture from who even MacGyver could learn a thing of two This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 30 Unported License Theirst book is much better and interesting than this one This book reminded me A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur s Court by Twain in some way I wonder how he knew al Brief Synopsis Jason dinAlt is building his life on Pyrrus the death planet when he is abruptly kidnapped by Mikah a religious zealot who wants to return dinAlt to Cassylia the gambling planet or execution dinAlt manages to disable Mikah s spaceship causing the two of them to crash land on a barren wasteland of a planet where slavery and treachery are ways of life dinAlt manages to stay alive using his knowledge of science and technology while trading philosophical barbs with Mikah who s moral and dogmatic approach to their predicament often presents problems than it solvesReview Deathworld 2 isn t a huge departure rom Deathworld with the exception that the planet is ar interesting the plot is bit of a bastard cross of Star Trek Planet of the Apes and Mad Max although in reality is of a precursor to all of the above The only holdovers rom the original cast of characters are dinAlt and Meta and the plot holes increase how is Jason able to understand and remember such details of industry and technology with no background in science or engineering And whatever happened to dinAlt s psi power an important plot point in the irst novel if not a properly developed one It remains all but orgotten in this novel Harrison has a vivid imagination but sometimes it overshadows his ability as a writerMost disturbing is the philosophical battle between science and religion caricatured in dinAlt and Mikah dinAlt is the courageous non believer a strong intelligent practical man who uses science and reason to solve his problems and uses a humanistic ethical code to inform his decisions in The Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine fact the novel wasirst serialized under the title The Ethical Engineer while Mikah is portrayed as a stubborn dogmatic zealot with backwards logic who never succeeds in doing good than harm Harrison dispenses with any subtelty on this matter and abandons allegory Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine for hamfisted caricature Maybe this was novel or en vogue in the mid sixties but any modern intelligent reader wouldind such straw man arguments juvenile and Harrison s soapbox sermons about the glories of technology and the evils of Six faith in a novel of highantastic adventure is distracting and rather irritating any lit undergrads who want to contrast Harrison and Frank Herbert would have a Bandscheiben-Leiden - Was tun?: Mit den besten bungen fr den Alltag field day comparing Deathworld 2 and say The Jesus IncidentDeathworld 2 is interesting than its predecessor and definitely worth a read and it may be a treasured bookor some

self styled atheist sci Lady Janes Nemesis fi who is looking toind heroes of the non A Texas Rangers Family (The Stone Family faith to look up to Wrong edition Mine is the Librivox recording available hereor Racialization, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Canada freeread by Gregg Margarite with the original title of The Ethical Engineer but it s still Deathworld 2 Again it s a mental palate cleanser this time after reading The Road a pointless novel in a post apocalyptic settingThis was good but varies uite a bitrom the edition I remember reading as Deathworld 2 It s shorter 25% cut off at the end although the conclusion is the same Still we miss Jason running around wreaking havoc in his snarky way Also his slave girl never threw herself at him a rather sad bit of humor that made his girlfriend s jealousy a bit too much The very end was a bit better if inconclusive IIRC view spoiler she just breaks the idiot s arm in the book In this telling she may well have killed him a ate he richly deserved hide spoiler. воюват помежду си защото един владее петрола друг местните возила трети тайната на бог Електро Джейсън „изобретява“ радиопредавател и изпраща в космоса позивни Ес О Ес Дали някой ще ги улови Джейсън динАлт още не е приключил мисията си на планетата на смъртт?. A character we re supposed to think is smart and knowledgeable because he
suddenly a brilliant engineer There no substantial discussion just a back and orth like this There is no Truth no Life no Mankind At least not the way you spell them with capital letters They don t exist Mikah s taut skin contracted into a Before You furrow of concentration You will have to explain yourself he said For you are not being clear I m afraid it s you who aren t being clear You re making a reality where none exists Truth with a small t is a description a relationship A way to describe a statement A semantic tool But Truth with a capital T is an imaginary word a noise with no meaning It pretends to be a noun but it has no referent It standsor nothing It means nothing When you say I believe in Truth you are really saying I believe in nothing Gosh it sounds like Terry Goodkind doesn t it Both characters become self righteous zealots who constantly interrupt the action to bore us with long meaningless lectures about the nature of Truth This made it impossible to enjoy the story and I ended up skimming a lot of it I hope DEATHWORLD will get back on track with book 3I m listening to the audio version of Deathworld 2 that Jimcin Recordings produced in 2011 and which was just produced on CD and distributed by Brilliance Audio Jim Roberts does a ine Job With The Narration with the narration rhythm is stilted sometimes but he has a good voice or this sort of story Painfully short but good all the same It doesn t have the interest of the irst in the series but it s good to see how Jason manages in a dog eat dog word rather than a dog eat man world Jason dinAlt was inally adjusted to the heavy gravity planet of Pyrrus and has a girlfriend among the trigger happy denizens of the human population of survivors But the long arm of the law is still after him and he s kidnapped via trickery and ends up after a malfunction on another dangerous planet This time the danger comes Stupid men jokes from other humans in a very primative dog eat dog societyHe s immediately made a slave and has to learn to survive and possibly escape back to PyrrusTo do this he has to jump a number of hoops and that s one of the things that slows the story down Of course without the events it would just be a novelette Once I uit worrying about the drag on the plot I enjoyed the yarn and let it take me where it went It seems that the Deathworld Trilogy by Harry Harrison is about a series of barely inhabitable planets Theirst novel was about a world where all the plant and animal life were intent on killing the human inhabitants In Deathworld 2 we have a planet with humans descended Workbook for Emergency Care from some past crash landing They speak aorm of Esperanto and are divided into primitive warring tribes with some barely rudimentary technical knowledge As before Jason dinAlt is the hero Here he is joined by Mikah Samon who had come to arrest Jason Jason however sabotages the space ship meant to take him to trial and the ship s computer crashes the ship on the inhabitable planet of Not Named Somehow Jason manages to get rescued and the obnoxious Mikah Oh I d better leave that or you when you read this page turner Probably the weakest "ONE IN THE TRILOGY BUT IN "in the trilogy but in necessary or the hero Jason s development Macroeconomics from part 1 to 3 Unfortunately there s only very little of myavorite Meta to be seen here but instead you get the most irritating character in the whole series an orthodox believer in Truth with a capital T justice and a universal notion of ethics a real piece of work in short Some interesting philosophical uestions are raised such as whether to Out free slaves who do not want to bereed who don t actually have a concept of The Hero (Thunder Point, freedom Is teaching your own morality to a society that acts totally immoral in your eyes always the best course of action Or is it perhaps better toollow the When твлича с космически кораб за да го предаде на съдебните власти като опасен престъпник Така започва втората серия от приключенията на Джейсън Заедно със своя похитител той се озовава на непозната планета Там себични и силни мъже държат в робство своите племена и. ,

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Not nearly as good as the Longarm and the Dynamite Damsel (Longarm, first one Mikah is an unbearably annoying character the long philosophical debates between Jason and Mikah weighed down the story and were all therustrating because I didn t really agree with either of them on all points And Jason s stupid arrogance was the cause Stolen by the Sheikh for the entire problem that was the basis of the story to begin with An ok story but I hope book 3 is better Storyline 35Characters 15Writing Style 35World 35There was something inexplicablyascinating about Harrison s pulp science The Eight Human Talents fiction Deathworld Original creative and often surprising it lilted along in an unfamiliar and exoticashion Deathworld "2 doesn t repeat any of that None We do get "doesn t repeat any of that None We do get ollow up with Jason dinAlt but he never behaves as the Jason dinAlt of the irst book His abilities and experiences The Internet and Democratic Citizenship from the Deathworld don t seem to contribute to his character here andor the most part the events of the Mr. Wuffles! first book might as well not have happened This really reads like it was a separate story entirely not of Deathworld origins and Harrison spent spent aew minutes swapping out the original character s name with Jason dinAlt and throwing in a Cool Women few references to justify the common title So it is a poor Deathworld book because it really isn t a Deathworld book Still there was something here to be enjoyed It was humorous at times entertaining in an episodic comedy of errors kind of way though never as witty with scenarios or crafty with language as Jack Vance s The Dying Earth The characters are aarce mere vehicles to move through the landscape That landscape is actually pretty neat but Vance parades us through it so uickly that we never get to appreciate it as than tourists Also I do hope that Harrison didn t intend Ravens Gate (The Power of Five: The Graphic Novels, for us to take his discussion on ethics seriously It was slapdash pulp but above average slapdash pulp with someun engineering problem solving thrown in Originally posted at FanLithttpwwwfantasyliteraturecomreviDeathworld 2 The Ethical Engineer is the second of Harry Harrison s novels set on Pyrrus the planet that tries to kill most humans who set Disintegration of Alan foot upon it In theirst DEATHWORLD novel space rogue Jason dinAlt discovered the secret of Pyrrus and negotiated a very tense peace between the planet and its two human coloniesNow Jason has a new problem A man named Mikah who represents the religious Truth Party has arrived to arrest Jason Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles, forleecing casinos across the universe The purpose is to display Jason s decadence and sinfulness so that they can topple the government of Cassylia which has been using Jason Three Billion as a poster child to advertise their casinos Mikah kidnaps Jason and on their way back to Cassylia or trial by the Truth Party they are shipwrecked and enslaved on a planet that sports a curious mix of primitive tribal cultures with varying degrees of TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT JASON MUST USE HIS KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS advancement Jason must use his knowledge and skills get them off the planetHarry Harrison is great when he s writing pulpy science iction adventures with roguish protagonists I loved the Unnützes Wissen für Gamer firstew books of his STAINLESS STEEL RAT series which were just that But sometimes Harrison decides to acuire an agenda and whomp us over the head with it This happened with some of the later STAINLESS STEEL RAT books I stopped reading them because of it and it s happened here in Deathworld 2In this case Harrison wants to show Us That People Who Believe In Some Sort Of Truth that people who believe in some sort of Truth just wrong That s Jesus Hates Zombies fine I don t agree but it sine with me if Harrison takes that viewpoint The problem here is that it s so badly done Harrison makes his point in two ways First by making Mikah Truth s proponent and an obvious Straw Man a ridiculous idiot who gets SAHM I Am frustrated with Jason and keeps resorting to calling him names such as Limb of Satan Second by defending his no Truth argument merely by having it said over and over by. На Пиръс дебне смъртта Неспирна е войната между уродливите растения и животни и хората Нужни са много пари за оръжия и лекарства Спечелва ги на хазарт вселенският комарджия Джейсън динАлт който успява да разкрие и причините за тази война Но фанатик моралист го о.

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