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Closely Knit on Scarlatt: Romantic Suspense
Romantic Suspense From An Award Winning Author. Here is a unique new novel of romantic suspense from the Balrog and Mark Twain award writer. When the Mafia decides to kidnap Benjamin Scarlatt, a retired British spy, they hire the services of the world's most reclusive assassin to slip him the needle and drug him into unconsciousness. Known only by the code name "the "Knitting Lady," this accomplished killer, whose identity has never been discovered, has pulled off some of the most audacious assa... more info>>
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Exiles of Damaria I: Riddles and Dreams
Balrog Winning Fantasy Author. In Ardath Mayhar's most wondrous work yet, Riddle the Poet, cousin of the King of Damaria, barely escapes with his own life from the King's murder. The King has been killed by his own son, manipulated by Dinorm, an ancient being whose evil had once tainted the land. Riddle smuggles out with him the rightful king, his four-year-old nephew Lute. Riddle's goal is to deliver his nephew to the City in the Mist, a harbor town where a powerful branch of their family can p... more info>>
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Exiles of Damaria II: Ships and Seekers
Enthralling Conclusion of Ardath Mayhar's Best Fantasy! The poet Riddle and his four-year old nephew, Lute, rightful heir of Damaria, along with their companions escape Lute's uncle who has seized the throne and seeks their lives. Safe in the City in the Mist, Riddle, Lute, Moonlight, Kilelli, and Gorghoz are soon rested from their harrowing journey. But, Moonlight's magical powers as a Dreamer have been weakened by the encounter with the malignant entity known as Dinorm, and she cannot go west ... more info>>
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Forbidden Geometries
In The Tradition of Dune! Nebula nominee Ardath Mayhar's science fiction spellbinder is her most imaginative novel yet! The desert world Sherazade was settled long ago by desert peoples from Earth--Kushites, Apaches, Arabs--and then forgotten. Centuries later it is a world of city-states. One, Sathorn, has long been ruled by a weak family and a corrupt Council. The new ruler, Karenya, who possesses the ability to use the forbidden geometries that can predict the future, is determined to change t... more info>>
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High Mountain Winter: A Novel of the Trail West
Based on a True Story of a Pioneer Woman's Courage! Written by Western Writers of America Spur Award finalist, Ardath Mayhar, High Mountain Winter is a gripping novel with the ring of truth, because it actually happened. Left alone in a covered wagon in the most desolate, snow-bound mountains in the US, a young woman survives all that nature can throw at her. Here is how the author describes the genesis of this stunning novel. "With the westward journey of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman in 1836, ex... more info>>
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Shock Treatment: A Novel of Future War
She Was the Ultimate Weapon Against War! Theron Standish, Commander of the agricultural planet Station, has gone mad and attacked the granges that are the only reason why Station exists. With the army on his side, Standish is opposed only by his own, formidable grandmother, Seleva Karmann, and a handful of others. Among them: a scattered bunch of farmers, the mad genius Jeroboah, a soldier named Falville, and Standish's former cohort, General Coville. This ragtag resistance is almost without wea... more info>>
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Slaughterhouse World: A Tale of the Human-Knacker War
They came from outer space, these hideous, intelligent monsters, and they wanted our colonies, our goods, even our flesh. They looked like a cross between a spider and a crab, except bigger--much bigger--and meaner--much meaner--and they never stopped coming! World after world has been devastated, and man has been forced into a continuous defensive retreat. Joel Karsh is just a grunt slugging it out on Planet 3G 789, a bug factory world, where fresh protein (i.e., human flesh) is being processe... more info>>
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The Black Tower
Balrog Award Winner's Unique New Fantasy Novel! "Ardath Mayhar writes damn fine books!"--Joe R. Lansdale. Black Magic, Native American lore, time travel and Medieval England make a heady blend of thrills and fantasy in The Black Castle. Two-Moons is an Onondaga warrior woman with the ability to Dream truly. When she was born, the extraordinary events that gave her name were considered predictive of an extraordinary life. That prediction comes true when a power-hungry Medieval wizard from another... more info>>
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The Black Tower
Balrog Award Winner's Unique New Fantasy Novel! Black Magic, Native American lore, time travel and Medieval England make a heady blend of thrills and fantasy in The Black Castle. Two-Moons is an Onondaga warrior woman with the ability to Dream truly. When she was born, the extraordinary events that gave her name were considered predictive of an extraordinary life. That prediction comes true when a power-hungry Medieval wizard from another dimension kidnaps Two Moons, drawing her from her own tim... more info>>
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The Clarrington Heritage
Were the Deaths in the Old House Caused by a Curse or a Killer? The Marsie Clarrington, aging matriarch, knew all the horror that had been inflicted on her family over the generations. She should, she was one of its last surviving members. For years she had been living in the family mansion amid the ghosts of her melancholy memories of tragedy and death. But now a series of strange events has forced Marsie to summon, Evan Clarrington, now a successful young attorney living in a distant state, ba... more info>>
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The Conjure
Horror's Unleashed When a Witch Woman's Kin Die! In this brand new chiller from Balrog Award winner Ardath Mayhar, when a drug cartel starts using the swamp country of East Texas as a key transfer point for their illicit cargo, its only a matter of time before one of the locals stumbles on the scene and has to be silenced. What they don't count on is what happens when Lena McCarver, the local witch-woman learns about the murder. Slowly she begins to conjure a spell that will bring the kingpin of... more info>>
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The Crystal Skull & Other Tales of the Terrifying and the Twisted
Balrog Award Winner's First Collection of Terror Tales. Ardath Mayhar legions of fans will the thrilled by this first ever collection of horror stories by the Mark Twain Award writer--which is certain to win her legions of new fans as well. Author of science fantasy novels like Golden Dream: A Fuzzy Odyssey, How the Gods Wove in Kyrannon, Lords of the Triple Moons, Runes of the Lyre, Soul-Singer of Tyrnos, BattleTech: The Sword and the Dagger, Warlock's Gift, and The World Ends in Hickory Hollow... more info>>
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The People of the Mesa
Responsible for protecting his people, Uhtatse urges them to build houses in the sheltering cliffsides, but the Elders refuse. Uhtatse and his wife build such a house and when a new enemy becomes a threat, the Elders admit their people would be safer there. From their vantage point, they repel a Tsununni attack, inflicting such heavy losses on their enemy that they never again return. At the end of his long life, Uhtatse steps off the point from which his grieving wife cast herself, years before... more info>>
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The Tulpa: A Novel of Supernatural Horror
The Horror She Summoned Couldn't Be Sent Back! When six-year-old Araminta Palomer, lonely child of a rich, aristocratic family, who is tormented by her cruel older half-brother, invents an imaginary playmate, she has no idea she is unleashing dangerous being who will one day ravage her family. In the beginning the small furry creature, Willbe, seems a benign force that only answers Araminta's desperate need for love. Willbe even saves her life when she becomes a target of ruthless kidnappers. Bu... more info>>
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The Twilight Dancer & Other Tales of Magic, Fantasy and the Supernatural
The Balrog Award Winner's First-Ever Fantasy Collection! Eleven unforgettable stories of magic and the supernatural. Plus, all her tales of "Hermione," the Cat Fantastic, including a brand new one, never published before. It's a fantasy lover's feast by the a author of Golden Dream: A Fuzzy Odyssey, How the Gods Wove in Kyrannon, Lords of the Triple Moons, Runes of the Lyre, Soul-Singer of Tyrnos, BattleTech: The Sword and the Dagger, Warlock's Gift, and The World Ends in Hickory Hollow. Among t... more info>>
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The World Ends in Hickory Hollow
The Nebula Recommendee Novel. When civilization comes to an end, life struggles on in remote Hickory Hollow, Texas. The electricity may have failed, but Zack, Jim, Sukie, Mom Allie, Carl, Carol, Sim, Elmond, Grace and the others simply go on by torch and candle light. If radio and television are gone, they entertain themselves with yarns, music, dances. But there are two serpents in this new Eden: their own human nature and the murderous Unger clan that lives just beyond the hollow. Here is a ep... more info>>
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Things Come Out at Night and Other Terror Tales
Must-Read Collection of Dark Terrors from the Balrog Winning Author! Here is how this famed fantasist describes herself: "To look at me, you would think I am a sweet little old lady without a mean bone in her body. You would be dead wrong. I grew up on a farm in East Texas, dealing with the worst that nature, cows, varmints, and weather could hand out. Those didn't manage to kill me, so they made me strong and tough and mean as a wet wasp, when circumstances call for it. They also honed my imagi... more info>>
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Vendetta: A Novel of the Frontier
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Writing Through a Stone Wall: Hard Won Secrets of Success
Multi-Award Winning Author Shares Her Writing Success Secrets! Here is an invaluable how-to book for writers, from a woman who has published nearly fifty books and won or been nominated for over two dozen awards and prizes including the Margaret Haley Carpenter Prize, the Omar Award, the Balrog Award, the William Allen White Award, The Western Writers of America Spur Award, the Mark Twain Award, and the Nebula Award. In this unique work, Ardath Mayhar, author of such impressive works as The Worl... more info>>
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