Royal House of Shadows: Part 1 (2016)

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Gena Showalter – Royal House of Shadows: Part 1 (10/12/2016)

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Originally published as Lord of the Vampires.

Part 1 of 12 in the Royal House of Shadows serialization. All 12 parts were previously published as full books:

• Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter (Parts 1—3 of Royal House of Shadows)
Lord of Rage by Jill Monroe (Parts 4—6 of Royal House of Shadows)
Lord of the Wolfyn by Jessica Andersen (Parts 7—9 of Royal House of Shadows)
Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh (Parts 10—12 of Royal House of Shadows)

The princess, the vampire

Jane Parker has lost just about everything when she wakes up into a life she never could have imagined. The vampire Nicolai has lost his memory and his freedom. It’s his cry for help that whisks Jane from Oklahoma to the kingdom of Delfina. On the run from the witch who wants to reclaim Nicolai as her sex slave, he and Jane discover an undeniable attraction. But he has a secret that could devastate them both…

This installment is approximately 23K words

The story continues in Royal House of Shadows: Part 2 of 12

International Day of Happiness 20 March

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United NationsCelebrating the United Nations International Day of Happiness on 20 March 2014. Let’s reclaim happiness and make it a priority.

“Happiness may have different meanings for different people. But we can all agree that it means working to end conflict, poverty and other unfortunate conditions in which so many of our fellow human beings live.”

 

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the International Day of Happiness, 20 March 2014

 

 

✿ TWILIGHT MANIA ✿

Stephenie Meyer’s TWILIGHT SAGA

Have you read the Twilight Saga yet? Most of you have but if you haven’t, what are you waiting for???

The movies made based on the novels have all been awesome. It’s funny because my favorite book is not the same as my favorite movie. New Moon the movie was so far my favorite, but my favorite book is Twilight book #1.

I read all 4 books 3 times each, in a row. I have to say that I have yet to find another series that has captivated me like the Twilight books did. Now after a few years I am not as twilight-crazed, but I remember reading them at the time and being completely spellbound by the characters and their lives. In my opinion few authors have the ability to make that kind of magic happen. Stephanie Meyer nailed it with these books.

I would recommend you read the books first before seeing the movies, but since there is only one movie left to be released, try to read them before the last movie.

As you can tell I am a true Twi-Hard!! I always pre-order the movie tickets, take the day off from work and go with my mom to see each movie. November 16th is marked on my calendar as “THE BIG DAY”!! I can’t wait to see the last installment of Breaking Dawn Part 2.

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Twilight (Twilight #1)

Isabella Swan’s move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife-between desire and danger.Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.

New Moon (Twilight #2)

For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning….

Legions of readers entranced by New York Times bestseller Twilight are hungry for the continuing story of star-crossed lovers Bella and Edward. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural spin. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.

Eclipse (Twilight #3)

As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob – knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?

Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour Eclipse, the much-anticipated third book in Stephenie Meyer’s riveting vampire love saga.

Breaking Dawn (Twilight #4)

WHEN YOU LOVED THE ONE WHO WAS KILLING YOU, IT LEFT YOU NO OPTIONS. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved?

To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to a werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife to reach the ultimate turning point. her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fate of two tribes hangs.

Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating and unfathomable consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella’s life – first discovered in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse – seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed…forever?

The astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.