From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Crossfire series comes the first novel in a hot-blooded paranormal romance series... Adrian Mitchell is an angel of immense power and insatiable desire. Leading an elite Special Ops unit of the Seraphim, his task is to punish the Fallen—angels who have become vampires—and command a restless pack of indentured lycans. But Adrian has suffered his own punishment for becoming involved with mortals—losing the woman he loves again and again. Now, after nearly two hundred years, he has found her—Shadoe, her soul once more inhabiting a new body with no memory of him. This time he won’t let her go. With no memory of her past as Shadoe, Lindsay Gibson only knows she can’t help being fiercely attracted to the smoldering, seductive male who crosses her path. Swept into a dangerous world of tumultuous passion and preternatural conflict, Lindsay is soon caught in the middle between her angel lover, her vampire father, and a full-blown lycan revolt. There’s more at stake than her love and her life—this time she could lose her very soul...
Scout never expected to wake up one day with a power that allowed her to jump into other worlds. She never expected God to tell her that she was special and destined for greatness. But most of all, she never expected to learn that her life as she knew it was fabricated to hide the dark secret of her true identity. Provocative and enthralling, A touch of Scarlet invites you into a world beyond good and evil where the truth is merely a matter of opinion.
Of all the Fallen, Raze's hungers are some of the darkest and most insatiable. His brazen seductions cost him his wings, leaving him soulless and immortal, the most dangerous of seducers. He has roamed the earth for eons, hunting the rogues of his kind and protecting the humans who provide him with blood and sex. He is content with his life and the transient pleasures that flow through it... until one night and one woman change everything. Kimberly McAdams is smart, beautiful, and wealthy. She can have any man she wants, but the moment she sets eyes on the lethally stunning Raze she knows he's the man she needs. As one searingly erotic night burns into something deeper and far more vital than either of them expected, an adversary from Raze's past sees a chance for revenge. Twisted by hatred, she will take from Raze what was taken from her--the precious gift of love.
Filled with full-color paintings, drawings, and photos that demonstrate techniques and illustrate the correct use of materials, this is an art school in a book! A team of experienced professionals furnishes the budding painter with all the tools to finish a project, including invaluable instruction in color theory and composition. The course begins with the basics of drawing and painting - the strokes, shading and gradation, training the eye, calculating distance, measuring proportions, using perspective, getting the perfect blend of light and shade. Each medium, from pencil and charcoal to watercolor and wax crayon, is taught, step by step. Detailed exercises cover still lifes, nudes, landscapes, self-portraits, and even impressionist techniques. With these skills mastered, students can enjoy more advanced instruction on markers, acrylics, gouache, sanguine, plus mixed media, collages, and more complicated brushwork. Whether used all by itself, or as a supplement to formal art classes, this is the course you need to master the art of painting and drawing.
With his auburn hair and lean build, Kierland Scott looks more man than lycan. But his wolf instincts are aroused by the gray-eyed Morgan Cantrell. Not because of her beauty, but because of her long-ago betrayal, a fateful choice that made their love impossible. Now, however, the two Watchmen must team up, leaving the placid Lake Country for the forests of Scandinavia. To rescue Kierland's brother, they must track a vampire--and use their combined shape-shifting sensitivities in a battle that will take them beyond death. As the two learn to seek together, they begin to understand the history that has driven them apart. But they will have to overcome death itself, if their shared passion is to have a chance.
What's a young mage to do in a land where magic is illegal, and the penalty is death? At the age of fourteen, Randall Miller is surprised to learn that he has the talent--for magic! Tricked into apprenticeship by a powerful Mage, Randall is forced to leave everything he knows behind. When his mentor is killed by Aiden, head of the secret police, he flees for his life, stumbling from one misadventure into another. Teaming up with a trio of greedy traders and a capricious imp along the way, Randall must learn to master his budding power, or die at the hands of the Rooks!
Maran has become a grave digger, a holy profession among her people. When a corrupt official seeks petty vengeance against Maran, she find herself in mortal danger. If she is to escape the charges, she must dedicated herself to the White Lady, a goddess whose mere presence is fatal, but only if she survives all the other hazards along the way.
The return of the mercenary company, the Crimson Guard, could not have come at a worse time for a Malazan Empire exhausted by warfare and weakened by betrayals and rivalries. Indeed, there are those who wonder whether the Empress Laseen might not be losing her grip on power as she faces increasing unrest as conquered kingdoms and principalities sense freedom once more. Into the seething cauldron of Quon Tali--the Empire's heartland--marches the Guard. With their return comes the memory of the Empire--and yet all is not well with the Guard itself. Elements within its elite, the Avowed, have set their sights on far greater power. There are ancient entities who also seek to further their own arcane ends. And what of the swordsman called Traveller who, with his companion Ereko, has gone in search of a confrontation from which none have ever returned? As the Guard prepares to wage war, so Laseen's own generals and mages, the 'Old Hands', grow impatient at what they see as her mismanagement of the Empire. But could Laseen have outwitted them all? Could she be using the uprisings to draw out and finally eliminate these last irksome survivors from the days of her illustrious predecesor, Kellanved? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
From Grace with Love Is a group of collected Thoughts, Poetry and Prose from a long arriving poet, Thelma Knox Ross. Ranging from Holiday Cheers, Seasonal Greetings and a narrative of prose that touches different areas of our lives and those we love. A poet, whom through life many challenges and hardships have found a unique yet simple solution to many, many of life's problems. Her thoughts touch the lives of those we love and the ones we've lost. Of those who are going through the ills of life, with encouraging words of comfort. This is a group of simple words sharing Christian Love through the words of God. A word that lifts the spirits and saves the soul. Words that encourages all to look to our fellowman as our neighbor. Promote unity and love for life, for everyone. She offer words that helps, when you need it most.
Materials & Step-by-step Projects for the Beginner
Author: Walter Foster Creative Team
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
This kit includes all the instruction and materials a beginner needs to start painting in watercolor. Four artists guide readers through a variety of step-by-step painting projects that teach different techniques and aspects of watercolor painting. Aspiring artists will learn how to use translucent glazes to create multidimensional colors, how to paint a flower using Chinese brush techniques, how to paint a dynamic mountain landscape, and how to create an adorable fairy illustration. The clamshell kit includes a 16-page book with corresponding Spanish instruction, 6 watercolor paints, 2 paintbrushes, and 2 pieces of watercolor paper. Warning! This product is intended for use by ages 13 and older and is not intended for use by children.