Dragons, elves, and dark lords are epic… but they have no place in this tale. The “epic” lies elsewhere, in a story that is a little deeper, a little more about philosophy, a little more about the human condition.
*** All men, by nature, desire to know. But not everything can be or should be known.
As a scholar, Alpheus never cared for what he once believed to be fantasy. But his encounter with a mysterious sorcerer has changed everything.
Sorcery is real, even for mortals. Every king in the land is wary of this new power, perhaps each plotting to claim a major stake of the destructive power, if not to devour other kingdoms, then to build on the ability to achieve such a feat.
The misery of war, which ended only seven years ago, might return sooner than most expected. And when war erupts again, it promises to be bloodier than the previous—for it will be fought with the power from the heavens, with sorcery.
Given the schemes of the many wicked men in power, Alpheus realises with reluctance that he, among other learned people, are responsible for fighting for a future they all deserve.
A Serenade for Selene is the first book to a planned trilogy to the series. As an introduction to the series, it purports to lay most of the foundation to the intricate world in which the story is set.
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A dead body isn’t the best way to start a semester or a romance.
Sheridan Hendley is a professor and psychologist, not a sleuth. When her colleague is murdered and her good friend becomes the prime suspect, her curiosity and logical mind have her putting pieces together. It also becomes apparent that Sheridan is attracted to the handsome Detective. As Sheridan tries to connect all the people in Adam’s life, she finds that many women have a motive for Adam’s murder. When Sheridan’s tires are slashed and then she is assaulted, it’s clear someone is afraid she’s getting too close.
Lexie’s days are numbered. She’s been accused of killing her cousin, Mirabelle, High Chair of the British Isles and all Circumferential Domains Pertaining to the Mackenzie Coven. Even her feline companion, Luna, believes she’s turned into a killer. Now Lexie has been exiled to an enchanted forest and all her memories are filled with gaps. So is everyone else’s. How can she prove her innocence if she can’t remember anything?
Humorous Paranormal Cozy Mystery with a Witch in training, her chatty feline companion… and a fairy named Rebel.
“This is Safe Haven. We offer food, shelter, and protection to all survivors. Does anyone copy? …hello? Is anyone alive out there?”
“The end of the world has given us a harsh, merciless existence, where nature tries hard to push humanity to the very brink of extinction. Everything is against us, between us. Untold miles of lawless, apocalyptic roads wait for our feet, and the future, cold and dark, offers little comfort. Without change, there can be no peace. Only survivors.”
Fated to lead New America, seven gifted people survive an apocalypse only to find themselves on a cross-country quest through horrors that will shake the very core of who they believed they were. These long-denied protectors of humanity are destined to rebuild their country, if they can stay alive long enough to find each other.
What does this series have that makes it so great?
Nuclear armageddon and post-apocalyptic survival in every page.
A centuries-old conspiracy that caused armageddon.
Dangerous trips through the apocalypse to find family, supplies, and safety.
Post-apocalyptic survival methods that can be copied if shtf.
A refugee camp with very different laws, picking up those who have survived the end of the world.
A hero you will love, even as you ponder the secrets that could cost him leadership.
A constant battle for survival that includes deadly trips into decaying cities, insanity, fights against nature, horrors of the past, and ghosts that stalk their every move.
Set along the lines of The Stand and The Postman, this is a chilling vision of the collapse of society, and the painful rebirth of a nation by those who survived it.
This way, please…
This file includes character bios, endnotes, and deleted scenes!
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Need to Know Information
Length: 880 pages
Next in series: Adrian’s Eagles
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She was a brilliant young scientist with information locked in her head that could overturn the powers that be. He was an aristocrat from a foreign land whose heart had grown cold from years of meeting women with an agenda.
Their love would take time to form, but would one day burn brighter than a thousand stars. But after the flames of infatuation burned out, what would pull a rocket scientist and an oil baron together?
Private eye Nick Beasley lives in a world where fairy tales ended a long time ago – where zeppelins now soar the skies instead of dragons, and where the first automobiles have taken the place of flying carpets. He’s made a name for himself across the Afterlands by debunking fake magicians and exposing fraudulent monsters. This is the modern age, after all. Magic and monsters are long gone.
At least, that’s what Nick believes. Until he gets magically transformed into a monster, that is.
The only person who may be able to help Nick is Lady Cordelia Beaumont, one of the last enchantresses in the Afterlands. But in order for her to cure him, they’ll have to retrieve a powerful artifact from a ruthless crime lord – who is also Cordelia’s father.
The fate of the Afterlands lies in the hands of a runaway enchantress and a monstrous ex-detective. What could possibly go wrong?
Perfect for fans of Doctor Who, Once Upon A Time, or The Dresden Files, the Beaumont and Beasley series features high adventure in a world where fairy tales are history.
Terrance Fogg is stunned when his charismatic mentor, a dying multi-millionaire named Preston LeClerc who regards Terrance as a son, trusts only him to take over his dynasty. But when Terrance discovers that LeClerc built his empire upon extortion, larceny, and murder, he is disgusted by such corruption and refuses the promotion.
To encourage him to do otherwise, LeClerc falsifies evidence, persuading the police that his apprentice is a murderer. He also threatens the lives of Terrance’s family and friends then bankrupts half of the residents in Chicago, knowing that only Terrance could reverse the effects.
Into this contest of wills steps the only woman Terrance has ever loved, Sophie Barrett. She harbors a secret that prohibits her from revealing how much she cares for him. But when he uncovers this mystery, Terrance realizes that this revelation provoked LeClerc to blackmail him, which set these disastrous events in motion.
Within twenty-four hours, Terrance must win over his soul mate and clear his name while racing to rescue his loved ones and tens of thousands of residents from losing their life savings. But his efforts have an unintended side effect. One that kills over 300 people, leaves 100,000 more homeless, and triggers the most calamitous natural disaster of the nineteenth century: the Great Chicago Fire.
Just another killing in a country where murder is a national pastime . . .
Wealth insulates Michael Lane and his family from South Africa’s violent crime epidemic until trouble comes from within the high walls of their Cape Town mansion one night when his teenage son commits an act of unspeakable savagery. Lane, joining his wife in a desperate lie to protect their boy–a lie involving the sacrifice of an innocent–encounters no opposition from cops and courts burdened by chaos and corruption, but he sets in motion a bloody train of revenge and retribution that threatens to destroy him and everything he loves.
Praise for Sacrifices
“Smith is the crime genre’s greatest tragedian and Sacrifices might just be his masterpiece. The downfall of these characters is especially Shakespearean.” Spinetingler Magazine
“Perceptive, bloody and gut-wrenching. Another brilliantly crafted piece of noir from Smith.” CrimeFictionLover.com
“Brilliant writing. A fascinating, very sophisticated and very dark story.” Radio 702
“Violent and brilliant! It’s Crime and Punishment in South Africa.” Le Monde (France)
“A frightening thriller. Machiavellian until the very last line.” Le Figaro (France)
“A whirlwind of death and vengeance.” Advantages (France)
“A mercilessly moralimageof South African society. Purgatory with sea views. This thriller bites like a pitbull.” Kölnische Rundschau (Germany)
“One’s own sense ofinjusticeisput to the test. Smith blurs theboundaries betweengood and eviland shatters thestereotypesofrich and poor.” Aachener Zeitung(Germany)
“A thriller that is both brutal and subtle.” Sonntagszeitung (Switzerland) Crime Novel of the Month
“An excellent, violent crime thriller with real depth.” Der Standard (Austria)
“Smith’s a master of suspense,setting the reader on a trip so shocking that you’re afraid to put the book down.” Sunday Times
“Smith writes coolly and with grace about unspeakable horror.” Cape Argus
“In the South Africa of today this is a shockingly credible scenario.” The Citizen
“So satisfying drawn, a tragedy in which we watch,compelled, the destruction of lives that crash amidst deception and guilt.” Cape Times
“Compulsive reading. Smith plots his tale with a master’s hand.” The Gamblers Blog
“Smith’s bleakest, most twisted and very best novel yet.” Dead End Follies
Fel crouched on the deck, her eyes just above the top of the Silence’s railing, watching the pirate ship anchored nearby. She tried to stop trembling.
Fel is the only child who has ever escaped from the Abode, a workhouse for children, hidden from the world inside thick, swirling mists. Fel finds a home with a family of reformed pirates, but the discovery of a magical object from her former life sends her back to the Abode to rescue her friend Molly.
Fel’s reappearance sets in motion an adventure that goes far beyond saving one girl.
A coming-of-age story for anyone 8 or older, The Abode offers readers a complex fantasy complete with pirates, dragons, and the Abode’s children, who discover who and what they really are.