Monday, June 18, 2012
Get Ready for the Weekend with these Great Reads!
THE BOOK OF MYSTERIES
Enter The Book of Mysteries at your own risk with Tyler Trent and his best friend, Zack Vander. Tyler and Zack live in an apartment house in New York City. Tyler's uncle sends him to a find a disappearing bookstore, an ancient bookseller, and The Book of Mysteries, where exciting and danger-filled adventures await them.
REVENGE OF THE WIZARD
In the strange world of Balara, the two boys, with the help of a Balaran girl, a dragon-slayer giant, and a yellow, polka-dot dog, must un-mask and force a wizard to release a fire-breathing dragon from a deadly spell. The boys must complete the quest before they can they return home, that is, if the disappearing bookstore is still there and they remember the magic words.
THE GARGOYLES OF GOTHICA
In the second novella, Tyler and Zack face marauding gargoyles. Good King Elveron's golden scepter has the power to keep the country of Gothica safe and thriving, but it has been stolen by his evil stepmother, the former queen. She has cast a spell on the gargoyles that sit atop Blackthorne Castle, home of the King's half-brother, Lord Malevil, and the winged-beasts menace the countryside every night. The boys, with the help of twin Goth princesses, Lily and Ivy and their cousin, Sir Valor, must retrieve the scepter and free Gothica from the terror of the Gargoyles. Only then can they return to their own world through the bookstore that may have disappeared.
THE CENTAURS OF SPYR
This could be the last adventure Tyler and Zack undertake, for they may not be able to return home. They emerge in a world populated by the hairless people of Haven, trees that can speak and move, and colonies of mythical beasts that live in the surrounding plains and mountains. There is imminent war between Griffons and Hippogriffs and Haven lies between. Even guarded by a massive forest of trees, the destruction of Haven appears to be a real possibility, unless Tyler and Zack and their Haven friends, Kai and Cassa, can find a stolen crystal, prized by the Centaurs in the mountains of Spyr and convince them to help stop the war. The Centaurs live in isolation and want nothing to do with the other inhabitants of the country. Tyler and Zack face the most dangerous quest of all, and this could be their final journey into The Book of Mysteries.
Shawn MacFarland is heading to Aaron MacManus home when he makes a stop at a bar in Columbus to feed. He wants to leave his master because he is a pretty bad guy. He wakes up to find blood on his clothes and a switchblade stuck in his ribs and can't remember how it got there and what has happened. Everything is a blur because now his memory is gone as well. What was he doing there? He knows it wasn't a robbery because he has all his credit cards and his id so he at least knows who he is. Shawn has gotten up and started walking till he comes to a deep cave and decides he needs to rest so he can find food and heal.
Cade is a cook by trade. She works in a restaurant during the day and a bar maid during the night. She's got to pay her bills and make money so she can find a place to stay that has running water and heat before the winter. Her home has been a cave. She's shopping when she runs into Duncan and they start a conversation. He mentions to her that Ms. Penny, the cook they have at the MacManus home is going on vacation for two weeks and they need someone to cover. Cade offers because she could use the extra money.
She's never been around a vampire that can be up during the day, wolfs, nymphs, and faeries. She's fine with that as long as she isn't dinner for anyone. She's exhausted after the past few days so she heads to her temporary home, the cave. She hears a noise after lying down, and before she knows it, there's a hand covering her mouth. This man wants to feed from her and terror fills her body. Once he feeds, he forgets to seal the wound and it is history in the making for them. She's weak and isn't positive of all the details anymore but when she gets to the MacManus home she collapses.
Can Shawn save Cady from her brother and Gabriel? Will Cady learn to accept Shawn and be able to keep him and the MacManus family safe from harm?
Does she always have to be so bossy, Andrew thought to himself? Quinn Waite was Cain's sister and worked for his wife, Alyssa as a secretary and her own personal security. Quinn owed Alyssa that much for saving her from being killed by her own father. Quinn had been married in the past to an abusive man and once her sister Sydney found out, she taught her self-defense causing the man to sign the papers for divorce.
Andrew Miller works as an attorney for Alyssa at her company Howard Enterprises. They have been friends for years and he as well was there to protect Alyssa. She still has enemies that are out to get her.
Quinn and Drew have an eye for each other but after a night of passion, she's accused him of taking advantage of her and cries rape. Drew is livid and takes off to Paris on a business trip to get away. Not remembering till too late that it was a mutual encounter, she finds out later that she is pregnant and isn't sticking around. How is Drew going to fix the mess he's gotten himself in? Will love prevail for them and can they live happily ever after?
When Alyssa's mother Shannon and Guinevere, Cain's mother get together, things will never be the same. They both have their own reasons to have her eliminated and they would stop at nothing. But what tricks do these women have up their sleeves?
Join us in our journey for the second installment of The Waite Family.