Description : TAKEN Everyone's heard tales of the Dark Forest, tales of entire bands entering the depths of the forest and simply disappearing, then the bones of some of the victims showing up neatly arranged toward the safer outskirts of the forest. Bones of the male victims. The females simply...disappear. After being robbed and left unconscious, Diana is determined to hunt down the thief and recover her money, and sets off after him...through the Dark Forest. She and her friend Gala soon learn the secret of the Dark Forest, home to black-skinned, white-haired, sex-oozing devils. These elves instinctively know more about sexual pleasure than any human ever could. Captured, "taken," Diana is brought to the heights of ecstasy by Commander Salin, but still won't submit... Never has a woman been so much trouble. Never has a woman so ?red Salin's blood. He "will" have her. He must. MASTERED Suzana has lost all she held dear. Her family dead at sea, she, a musical mage of noble birth, has been taken by slavers. But then the traders' caravan is overtaken in the Dark Forest by the mysterious "raedjour" who are determined to take the one thing she still calls her own: her body. Suzana's capture is cause for celebration amongst the "raedjour," Virgins are highly prized, and a tournament is held for the honor of taking her maidenhead. And once it is taken, she will be passed to a different warrior every nine days until she finds her truemate. From the moment he saw her, Krael knew Suzana was his to conquer. Her soft body incites the lust he's honed over many cycles to pleasure and train women. He'll have her body, but he has no interest in being her truemate...until Krael'sking is determined to take her. Only then does Krael grow determined to master her for his very own. "Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be used...pleasured...Taken...Mastered?" "Publisher's note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Bondage, domination/submission, dubious consent, male/male sexual practices, and multiple partners."
Description : “A highly unusual tale set in a highly unusual Irish village full of dark secrets…Lushly imagined, delightfully original, and very, very funny, it hurtles along from the very first page” (M.L. Stedman, author of The Light Between Oceans). Having been abandoned on the steps of an orphanage as an infant, lovable car thief and Dublin charmer Mahony assumed all his life that his mother had simply given him up. But when he receives an anonymous note suggesting that foul play may have led to his mother’s disappearance, he sees only one option: to return to the rural Irish village where he was born and find out what really happened twenty-six years ago. From the moment he sets foot in Mulderrig, Mahony’s presence turns the village upside down. His uncannily familiar face and outsider ways cause a stir among the locals, who receive him with a mixture of excitement (the women), curiosity (the men), and suspicion (the pious). Determined to uncover the truth about what happened to his mother, Mahony solicits the help of brash anarchist and retired theater actress Mrs. Cauley. This improbable duo concocts an ingenious plan to get the town talking about the day Mahony's mother disappeared and are aided and abetted by a cast of eccentric characters, both living and dead. Himself is a simmering mixture—a blend of the natural everyday and the supernatural, folklore and mystery, and a healthy dose of quintessentially Irish humor. The result is a darkly comic crime story in the tradition of a classic Irish trickster tale, complete with a twisting and turning plot, a small-town rife with secrets, and an infectious love of language and storytelling that is a hallmark of the finest Irish writers.
Description : Bharatvarsha, Land Of The Aryas: 272 BC Bindusar, the second Samrat Chakravartin of all the Aryas, rules the Indian sub-continent from his capital, Patliputra. Fifty years previously, his father, Chandragupta Maurya, had laid the foundations of this vast Samrajya, guided by the famed Guru, Arya Chanakya. But the pinnacle of the Empire’s wealth and glory has now passed… As the Samrat’s health declines due to .a mysterious illness, problems and factions, in-fighting and rebellion, raise their heads across his realm. There is no clear successor as the ninety-nine sons of Bindusar vie to ascend the throne. Bharatvarsha waits for a warrior-king to rise up and lead the Empire once again. Can young Prince Asoka, least favoured of Bindusar’s sons, take on his grandfather’s mantle? Can Radhagupta, a mere Councillor at Court, be the inspiration Chanakya was to his Emperor and his people? Book I of the epic Asoka Trilogy revolves around the haunting question: Who will be the next Samrat of the revered land of the Aryas? The first book of this riveting narrative captures the decline of a golden age, the upsurge of greed and chaos, the dark aspirations of royal heirs, and the dramatic events in the remarkable life of a man of destiny.