Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault in the fourth book of the NYT bestselling Parasol Protectorate series. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines, Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant. Will Alexia manage to determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria before it is too late? Is it the vampires again or is there a traitor lurking about in wolf's clothing? And what, exactly, has taken up residence in Lord Akeldama's second best closet? HEARTLESS is the fourth book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking. The Parasol Protectorate Soulless Changeless Blameless Heartless Timeless For more from Gail Carriger, check out: The Custard Protocol Prudence ImprudenceCompetenceReticence Finishing School (YA) Etiquette & Espionage Curtsies & Conspiracies Waistcoats & Weaponry Manners & Mutiny
A romantic sci-fi thriller Captain Kiera Bo is a valiant resistance fighter, but years of interstellar war have hardened her heart. To win, she must be as inhuman as her enemy: the all-conquering cyborg Dominion. When she’s captured by a Dominion battleship, at the mercy of Thaarn, its ruthless half-metal warlord, she expects only torture and death. But Thaarn—destroyer of worlds, slayer of countless thousands—is no longer the mechanical Dominion killer he once was. With his cyberwire implants failing, he’s regaining his lost humanity—and he’s driven to atone for the slaughter he’s wrought. When Thaarn offers an unthinkable alliance, Kiera sneers at his ‘guilt’ for trickery. The Dominion feel no pain, no remorse, no emotion other than rage. But with mutiny brewing among Thaarn’s murderous crew—and the fate of an entire resistance colony in her hands—Kiera must face the truth about her own dark crimes, and choose: die with her humanity intact, or win as a monster… A 20,000 word space opera novella
What happens when a serial killer has the mafia after him? When a serial killer murders the sister of a big mob guy, the chase is on to catch him before the police do. HEARTLESS takes you into the mind of a killer. It reveals his thoughts and feelings before, during and after the kill. It offers a brilliant perspective of the police detective's challenge, a chilling inside look at how the mafia operates, and the lengths they will go to catch the killer. Follow the fear and apprehension of the beautiful Melissa Burke as she becomes the center of the insanity. The mafia is after the killer. The detective is after the killer, and the killer is after Melissa. This cold-blooded pursuit peaks with a brutal ending when they all meet. Can the mafia outrun a street smart cop, especially when their mutual target is a cold-hearted serial killer in New York City who removes the hearts of his young beautiful victims like Melissa Burke? After she got a glimpse of him as he left a club with her best friend and then killed her, Melissa becomes the sole obsession of the killer's eye. His next victim is the sister of Rocky T a prominent mob captain. The race begins between whether the street smart tough cop or the mafia will catch the killer before the killer cuts apart his next victim. This cat and mouse, blood spattered adventure peaks as the killer sets his sights on Melissa Burke. The pursuit of the killer leaves a heartless trail of victims and a blood thirsty spree as they all meet in a riveting standoff that forces a Machiavellian ending. Heartless is Book Two in a series of four.
Welcome to the unsteady world of Dustin Conrad, a twenty-something psychotic depressive who, on the brink of suicide meets a god that offers to save his life and fix all of his problems ... for a price. Crashing through boundaries of traditional storytelling, HEARTLESS is a terrifying twist on the Romance novel. Ambitious in scope and design, Durchholz has crafted a novel that seamlessly blends real-world insanity and metaphyiscal conspiracy. Filled with rich characters and enough plot twists to choke on, this is a novel like no other. Featuring anthropomorphic mirages, talking dogs, vampire robots, crabs with human faces, upside-down pages, missing words, pages from another novel...if you start to question your sanity...that's the point. You'll be okay...promise.
A shocking murder spree- a local judge, a prominent child psychologist and a friend and colleague of attorney Matt Carter. The startling link? Each victim's heart is removed and replaced with a cryptic message. Were the victims of these bizarre murders chosen at random? Matt has his doubts when a string of escalating attacks is directed at him. Signs point to the angry husband of his divorce client, but some of the evidence just doesn't fit. The suspense boils as events cascade in a race for the truth. A legal thriller in the tradition of John Grisham and Scott Turow.
Neil seemed like a dream come true for Rachel: a handsome, impeccably mannered, success-oriented Englishman, the fairytale husband she had dreamed of meeting. By the time Neil and Rachel Entwistle were husband and wife, living the good life in a New England town, it was too late to guess the truth: that beneath Neil's good looks and manners was a deceit and darkness... On a winter day in 2006, police came to the Entwistle home and found the decomposing bodies of twenty-seven-year-old Rachel and their nine-month old daughter Lillian Rose. Rachel had been shot in the head. Lillian in the stomach. And Neil was gone. Soon, authorities would begin a desperate search that would take them across the Atlantic to find Neil...and bring him to trial for the killing of his family. Heartless is the shocking story of Neil Entwistle's cold-blooded murder of his wife and child.
HEARTLESS is a spellbinding classic Kat Martin romance—now available as an e-book for the very first time! To escape her life of poverty as a tenant farmer's daughter, Ariel Summers made a bargain with the devil—she would become the Earl of Greville's mistress in exchange for the schooling and refinements of a lady. But she couldn't foresee the earl's timely death, or her own disturbing attraction to his bastard son and heir, Justin Ross. Justin never meant to demand payment from the tempting young woman his father had so callously planned to ruin. But her innocent allure provoked his ruthless nature and he vowed he would have her in his bed. Seduction was his plan, but Justin never suspected Ariel's innocent passion would awaken emotions he had long thought dead. Now mistrust and betrayal threaten the fragile happiness the two of them have found, and Justin must convince Ariel he isn't the heartless man she believes him to be.
As a teenager, Gracie worshipped her stepbrother, Jason, a strong, silent young cowboy who left home early to seek his fortune. Though Gracie hadn't seen him in years, when her mother passed away, Jason ensured that Gracie would be cared for. Now the wealthy owner of Comanche Wells ranch, Jason has finally come back home, and discovered that the little girl he knew is all grown up. When a moment of unbridled passion results in a kiss, Jason realizes that he's falling for Gracie. But Gracie harbors a shameful secret that makes her deeply afraid to love. Stung by her rejection, Jason leaves, ready to put the past—and the one woman he can't have—behind him once more.
Atlanta detective Jack Novak is about to face the toughest case of his career-and possibly the most dangerous. First, though, he's got to get his head on straight, with the help of attractive psychiatrist Laura Benjamin. Does Jack have a crush on her? Of course not. Is he lying to himself? Maybe. His "treatment" is put on hold when he's called into a murder case. Jack thinks the murderer has to be a sick bastard. He must like pain, but he also must be brilliant, as this killer leaves no clues. Jack has nowhere to start, but, hey, that's never stopped him before. He's a great investigator, and he'll stop this monster, no matter the cost, even if Jack is a little strung out from his last few cases. Soon, the murderer makes his connection to Jack. Things take a tragically personal turn, and Jack's mind is more screwed up than ever. Still, the psycho killer known as Kennedy won't get away, especially not now that he's threatened people Jack loves. What does it take to catch a monster? As Jack finds, he might have to do something monstrous.