By Charlaine Harris, Toni L. P. Kelner
There’s extra to Sookie Stackhouse than you ever knew…
The number one New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by way of Charlaine Harris spawned successful television exhibit and captivated enthusiasts round the world—including different authors. Now this workforce of writers, in particular selected through Charlaine, can pay tribute to “the southern, mind-reading belle who will get combined up on the planet of vampires and magical creatures” (The Kansas urban Star) with a suite of fifteen tales approximately your favourite citizens of Bon Temps.
With contributions by
Jeffrey J. Mariotte
Jeanne C. Stein
By Cherie Priest
BAD TO THE BONE
Vampire thief Raylene Pendle doesn’t want extra issues in her lifestyles. Her Seattle house is already overrun by way of a band of misfits, together with Ian Stott, a blind vampire, and Adrian deJesus, an ex-Navy SEAL/drag queen. yet Raylene nonetheless can’t withstand an outdated pal’s request: search out and thieve a strange set of artifacts. additionally at the hunt is an excellent yet certifiably loopy sorceress decided to stomp someone who will get in her means. yet Raylene’s greatest challenge is that the loss of life of Ian’s vaunted patriarch appears to be like to have made him the following aim of a few blood-sucking sociopaths. Now Raylene needs to seize up the powerful relics, remedy a homicide, and preserve Ian safe—all whereas warding off a psychotic sorceress. yet at the very least she won’t be on my own. a lady may perhaps do much worse for a companion than an ass-kicking drag queen—right?
By Laurell K. Hamilton
While St. Louis?s strongest vampire involves Anita Blake for aid, she is confronted together with her maximum fear?a guy in a position to arousing in her a starvation powerful sufficient to check his personal.
By Ferrett Steinmetz
Love anything adequate, and your obsession will punch holes in the course of the legislation of physics. That devotion creates special magics: videogamemancers. Origamimancers. Culinomancers.
But whilst ‘mancers conflict, towns tremble…
ALIYAH TSABO-DAWSON: The world’s most threatening eight-year-old lady. Burned via a terrorist’s magic, proficient unusual powers past degree. She’s livid that she has to conceal her skills from her buddies, her lecturers, even her mom – and her mood tantrums can kill.
PAUL TSABO: Bureaucromancer. Magical drug-dealer. determined father. He’s long past toe-to-toe with the government’s conscription squads of brain-burned Unimancers, and he’ll deceive a person to maintain Aliyah out in their arms – even if Aliyah likes it or not.
THE KING of recent YORK: The mysterious strength participant hell-bent on taking pictures the 2 of them. a guy packing a personal military of unlawful ‘mancers.
Paul’s kinfolk is the foremost to maintain the King’s crumbling empire afloat. yet providing them paradise is the catalyst that inflames Aliyah’s lethal rebellious streak…
File Under: Urban Fantasy
By Benedict Jacka
Mage Alex Verus is again within the 7th within the “gorgeously realized”* city fable sequence from the nationwide bestselling writer of Veiled.
I’m used to humans short of me lifeless. yet, this time, I’m no longer the single one at the hit list—and time is working out...
Diviner Alex Verus ultimately made one too many enemies at the Council of Mages, and now one among them is offended adequate to have him performed. struggling with for his existence is not anything new, yet this kill order additionally demands the demise of Alex’s dependents—and there’s no means that he’ll enable Luna, Anne, and Vari take the heat.
With just a week earlier than he’s historical past, Alex should determine tips to disassociate himself from his acquaintances, scrounge up allies at the Council, and with a bit of luck retain his head hooked up to his physique.
yet saving himself goes to deliver him into direct competition along with his former grasp and the darkish mages surrounding him. And, this time, escaping along with his existence could suggest wasting his soul...
By M.L.N. Hanover
Jayné Heller has came across the resource of her uncanny powers: anything else resides inside of her physique. She's possessed. Of all her partners, she will basically deliver herself to divulge heart's contents to Ex, the previous priest. They search aid from his previous instructor and the circle of acquaintances he left in the back of, hoping to cleanse Jayné sooner than the parasite in her turns into too strong.
Ex’s background and a brand new enemy mix to go away Jayné on my own and at the run. Her neighbors, considering that the rider along with her has taken the reins, try and hunt her down, ignorant of the chance they’re placing her in. Jayné needs to defeat the burden of the previous and the murderous rationale of one other rider, and her merely allies are a rogue vampire she as soon as helped loose and the anonymous factor hiding within her pores and skin.
By Annie Bellet
If you're going via hell… retain going…
Wounded, defeated, and flung around the wasteland, Jade Crow and her peeps confronted their worst enemy and never all have escaped… or survived.
Separated from her neighbors, their fates unknown, and with out her magic, Jade needs to realize her personal background and unencumber her precise powers… in any other case her subsequent struggle with Samir could be her last.
For Jade, lifestyles has come all the way down to choices...
Level up. Or die.
By Joe Ducie
For Declan Hale, the Shadowless Arbiter, lifestyles has been basic in view that he ended the Tome Wars and compelled a merciless peace within the legendary geographical regions of fail to remember. Exiled to Earth for his crimes, Declan spends his days coping with a small bookshop.
So while a well-recognized taking a look corpse seems to be at the hours of darkness, spilling his scotch, Declan is under amused. specifically as the physique is his personal. Someone--or something--has despatched a calling card from the future.
Daring him to confront his giant past.
The final time Declan went to battle, Ascension urban burned and 8 million humans misplaced their lives. The Knights and Renegades must have left him alone...
By R. D. Brady
Lou idea she had misplaced every thing vital to her. She didn't become aware of there has been something left for her to lose. . . Her existence. existence has now not been effortless for fifteen-year previous Lou Thomas. within the previous couple of years, her as soon as satisfied kin has been whittled right down to simply herself and her unreliable older sister Charlotte. It's been an everyday fight to make it via. And it's approximately to worsen. simply because Lou's skills - more suitable power, velocity, and therapeutic - have simply woke up. whereas Lou won't comprehend what's taking place to her, one other crew does. and so they won't enable an individual get within the means of collecting their new recruit. Jennifer Witt, even though, is set to maintain that from occurring. She sees herself within the tricky teen and may do no matter what is important to maintain her secure. yet how are you going to hold a person secure once they insist on working into hazard?
By Laura Whitcomb