Synopsis: Lucy Weston tracks down the novelist Bram Stoker in her search to reveal the dark force who made her a vampire–and regain her humanity in the process.In the steampunk world of Victorian London, Lucy Weston, a character in « Dracula, » seeks out Bram Stoker to discover why he deliberately lied about her in his popular novel. With Stoker’s reluctant help, she tracks the creature who transformed her from the sensual underworld where humans vie to become vampires to a hidden cell beneath a temple to madness and finally into the glittering Crystal Palace where death reigns supreme. Haunted by fragmentary memories of her lost life and love, Lucy battles her thirst for blood as she struggles to stop a catastrophic war that will doom vampires and humans alike. Ultimately, she makes a choice that illuminates for her–and for us–the true nature of what it means to be human.
Résumé (traduction personnelle) : Lucy Weston recherche l’auteur Bram Stocker pour ses recherches afin de révéler les forces sombres qui ont fait d’elle un vampire – et regagner son humanité par la même occasion. Dans le monde steampunk d’un Londres Victorien, Lucy Weston, un personnage de « Dracula », cherche Bram Stocker afin de découvrir pourquoi il a délibérément menti à son sujet dans son nouveau roman célèbre. Avec l’aide réticente de Stoker, elle suit la créature qui l’a transformée dans le monde d’en dessous où l’homme vit pour devenir vampire dans une cellule cachée sous un temple et enfin dans le palais étincelant de cristal où la mort règne en maître. Hantée par des fragments de sa vie perdue et son amour, Lucy se bat contre la soif de sang tandis qu’elle essaie d’arrêter une guerre catastrophique qui causera la perte des humains et vampires. Elle doit donc faire un choix qui lui dévoilera – et à nous – la vrai nature de l’humanité.
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He’s The Man With The Magic Touch
A master of deduction, seduction and other midnight maneuvers, Phaeton Black is Scotland Yard’s secret weapon against things that go bump in the night. His prodigious gifts as a paranormal investigator are as legendary as his skills as a lover, his weakness for wicked women as notorious as his affection for absinthe. But when he’s asked to hunt down a fanged femme fatale who drains her victims of blood, he walks right into the arms of the most dangerous woman he’s ever known. . .
She’s The Devilish Miss Jones
Pressing a knife to his throat–and demanding he make love to her–Miss America Jones uses Phaeton as a willing shield against the gang of pirates chasing her. As deadly as she is, with a derringer tucked in her garter, Miss Jones is not the vampiric killer he’s been staking out–but she may be just what Phaeton needs to crack the case. As the daughter of a Cajun witch, she possesses uncanny powers. As a fearless fighter, she can handle anything from Egyptian mummies to Jack the Ripper. But when an ancient evil is unleashed on the world, she could be his only salvation. . .or ultimate sacrifice.
Geekomancy – Michael R. Underwood
Ree Reyes’ life was easier when she just had to worry about scraping together tips from her gig as a barista-and-comicshop slave wage in the port city of Pearson to pursue her ambitions as a screenwriter.
When a scruffy-looking guy storms into the shop looking for a comic like his life depends on it, Ree writes it off as just another day in the land of the geeks. Until a gigantic ‘BOOM!’ echoes from the alley a minute later, and Ree follows the rabbit hole into Pearson’s magical flip-side. Here, astral cowboy hackers fight trolls, rubber-suited werewolves and Elegant Gothic Lolita fate witches by channeling genre tropes and wielding nostalgia-powered props.
Ree joins Eastwood (aka scruffy guy), investigating a mysterious string of teen suicides as she tries to avoid imploding after her own drag-your-heart-through-jagged-glass breakup. But as she digs deeper, Ree discovers Eastwood may not be the knight-in-cardboard-armor she thought. Will Ree be able to stop the suicides, save Eastwood from himself, and somehow keep her job?
Incarnation – Emma Cornwall
Lucy Weston tracks down the novelist Bram Stoker in her search to reveal the dark force who made her a vampire–and regain her humanity in the process.In the steampunk world of Victorian London, Lucy Weston, a character in « Dracula, » seeks out Bram Stoker to discover why he deliberately lied about her in his popular novel. With Stoker’s reluctant help, she tracks the creature who transformed her from the sensual underworld where humans vie to become vampires to a hidden cell beneath a temple to madness and finally into the glittering Crystal Palace where death reigns supreme. Haunted by fragmentary memories of her lost life and love, Lucy battles her thirst for blood as she struggles to stop a catastrophic war that will doom vampires and humans alike. Ultimately, she makes a choice that illuminates for her–and for us–the true nature of what it means to be human.
The Shifting Price of Prey (Spellcrackers.com, 4) – Suzanne McLeod
She turns to the vampire Malik al-Khan, only to find he’s wrestling with his own demons and, when the police request Genny’s assistance with a magical kidnap, her own problems multiply too. Is it all unconnected, or can the Emperor help her solve more than the fae’s infertility? Soon Genny is hard on his trail, so it seems she’ll have a chance to ask . . . but will the answer cost more than she’s willing to pay?
When Stewart and Layla recruit a demon to spy on the Devil, their decision takes them on whirlwind ride through the afterlife. Journey alongside this young couple in H. A. Goodman’s new novel, Breaking the Devil’s Heart, and join forces with a teenage Angel outcast to bankrupt Satan’s underground Company and save Heaven from civil war. H. A. Goodman’s Breaking the Devil’s Heart is a rollercoaster afterlife experience that tests a young couple’s love, their grasp on reality, and the essence of human nature. What happens when Stewart and Layla tour Hell’s Marketing Department and Stock Exchange? What happens when their relationship is tested by Satan? This book is unlike anything you’ve ever read, or ever thought the afterlife might be like. Breaking the Devil’s Heart is an enlightening look into an alternate world, a new afterlife, and a profound journey inside the human conscience.
LATE NIGHT RADIO YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH INTO!
Recovering con artist Ciara Griffin is trying to live the straight life, even if it means finding a (shudder!) real job. She takes an internship at a local radio station, whose late-night time-warp format features 1940s blues, ’60s psychedelia, ’80s goth, and more, all with an uncannily authentic flair. Ciara soon discovers just how the DJs maintain their cred: they’re vampires, stuck forever in the eras in which they were turned.
Ciara’s first instinct, as always, is to cut and run. But communications giant Skywave wants to buy WVMP and turn it into just another hit-playing clone. Without the station — and the link it provides to their original Life Times — the vampires would « fade, » becoming little more than mindless ghosts of the past. Suddenly a routine corporate takeover is a matter of life and undeath.
To boost ratings and save the lives of her strange new friends, Ciara rebrands the station as « WVMP, the Lifeblood of Rock ‘n’ Roll. » In the ultimate con, she hides the DJs’ vampire nature in plain sight, disguising the bloody truth as a marketing gimmick. WVMP becomes the hottest thing around — next to Ciara’s complicated affair with grunge vamp Shane McAllister. But the « gimmick » enrages a posse of ancient and powerful vampires who aren’t so eager to be brought into the light. Soon the stakes are higher — and the perils graver — than any con game Ciara’s ever played….
Arnaqueuse depuis le biberon, Ciara Griffin a décédé de mettre ses talents commerciaux au service d’une radio dont les émissions nocturnes diffusent de vraies pépites. Le secret des DJ : ce sont des vampires, à tout jamais retenus dans l’époque à laquelle ils ont été convertis.
Quand un géant des médias tente de racheter WMMP Radio pour en faire un robinet à tubes, c’est la santé mentale des DJ vampires qui est menacée : sans la musique qui les lie à leur époque, ils risquent de faner. Ciara a alors une idée de génie : révéler l’identité des stars de la radio qu’elle a rebaptisée « WVMP : le sang du rock ! »
Sarah Dearly’s positive attitude is waning. Perky and bubbly no longer describe her and frankly being a vampire is the least of her worries. Gideon Chase, leader of all vampire hunters, is being consumed by Hellfire and his only hope is that Sarah will bite him during a ritual under the full moon and turn him into a vampire. To ensure her help he has threatened to kill all the people she loves, inc. Thierry, her master vampire boyfriend and she has no doubt that he can and will do it. He has also demanded she break things off with Thierry and never see him again, which she pretends to do but it isn’t easy to protect someone when you’re forced to keep your relationship a secret. However Sarah isn’t the pushover she used to be – in fact, she was recently cursed to be a nightwalker and when she removes the magical necklace that keeps her hungers in check, she’s as dangerous as any blood-thirsty, horror-movie vampire and not just a girl-next-door with fangs. However, her nightwalker self is becoming dangerously attracted to Gideon. Can she cure herself of the curse in time to destroy Gideon and save her true love, so they can live happily together forever?
Déjà que je ne peux plus m’exposer au soleil sans risquer ma vie, Gideon Chase continue de me mettre la pression. Il exige que je quitte Thierry et que je le transforme, lui, en vampire. Quelle drôle d’idée ! Et puis il me connaît mal s’il croit que je vais me laisser faire. N’empêche, il a des arguments solides : il menace de tuer tous les gens que j’aime. Bon, en plus, je dois bien avouer, il ne me laisse pas complètement indifférente.
Allez Sarah, ressaisis-toi!
Les âmes de la Forêt / Bone by Bone – Carol O’Connell
In the northern California town of Coventry, two teenage brothers go into the woods one day, but only one comes back. No one knows what happened to the younger brother, Josh, until twenty years later, when the older brother, Oren, now an ex-investigator for the Army CID, returns to Coventry for the first time in many years. His first morning back, he hears a thump on the front porch. Lying in front of the door is a human jawbone, the teeth still intact. And it is not the first such object, his father tells him. Other remains have been left there as well. Josh is coming home . . . bone by bone. » Using all his investigative skills, Oren sets out to solve the mystery of his brother s murder, but Coventry is a town full of secrets and secret-keepers: the housekeeper with the fugitive past, the deputy with the old grudge, the reclusive ex-cop from L.A., the woman with the title of town monster, and, not least of all, Oren himself. But the greatest secret of all belonged to his brother, and it is only by unraveling it that Oren can begin to discover the truth that has haunted them all for twenty years.