There is celebration throughout the realm of Middleland! The people have everything they could possibly need to be happy: Blanche, their queen, is back, the invader is vanquished and there is peace throughout the land. But this idyllic epoch won't last. Power, that indefinable poison, begins little by little to corrupt Blanche's soul. What's more, her feelings for Maldoror, the Lord of the World Below, will soon give way to an indifference he'd never have thought her capable of... Because love is no match for the ever powerful grip of power...
Here we are again on Planet Earth of the near future, where vampires have reduced humankind to a hunted animal and protected species. Only a rare few still resist. Strange alliances are forming between raptors, humans and vampires with a mutual objective: to resolve the conflicts between life forces and death forces. We hear the groans rise up from the depths. There is a change in the wind. Little by little, fear diminishes, giving way instead to courage and combat. It's carnage. Sons denounce their fathers and betrayal is rife. Get ready for the last act.
This first volume of the ongoing Spellbound series initiates us into Dufaux and Munuera's Medeival-style fantasy land, a land brimming with witchcraft, demons, enchantments and foul-play.
The whole of Middleland has been thrown into turmoil by the sudden and brutal murder of the king. The unfortunate victim's dying wish was that his daughter, Blanche, should take the throne, rather than her weak-spirited brother. Thus Blanche finds herself catapulted into a position of power that she never expected, or even wished for. The grief-stricken young woman is forced to renounce her lover, and on top of that, the enemy's army is assembled at the country's border, poising to strike. Blanche looks like she's off to a promising start as queen of the land, but unfortunately she's no match for the various plots to topple her... at least, not yet...
Their reign is coming to an end. They had the power, they dominated the town, the whole world. Order prevailed. Their order. But then a certain pair of siblings came along -- the Raptors. United by blood, decked out in skin-tight leather, slipping through the night, sowing disorder. The head of the town is worried, and not without reason. The immortal race to which he belongs is starting to discover what it means to die...
We find ourselves in Ancient Rome. In the intense heat of the centre of one of the most far-reaching empires the world has ever known, gladiators struggle for survival in the arena, cunning merchants strive to outwit each other, sordid love affairs turn sour, and along side it all, the eternal game of power plays out in the shadows...
Who are these predators that seem to be infiltrating every aspect of human society? Inspector Lenore wants to take them on, but will she be up to the task? Perhaps not... Unless she allies herself with their worst enemies, back from the beginning of time, hungry for power and for blood...
In this second and final installment of the Rain Wolf diptych, Blanche McDell is being held prisoner by the Cody family who are demanding vengeance. They say they'll free the young woman in exchange for Rain Wolf, the Indian who dared to defend himself against a white man, resulting in the white man's death. The McDells have one week to negotiate Blanche's return before all hell breaks loose. As for Rain Wolf, he's on the trail of the legendary White Bison...
Drago and Camilla seek vengeance for the assassination of their father, Don Molina, by exterminating those of their species who choose to enslave the human race rather than feed on them. But mankind has become an endangered species, following the great hunts of the southern continents. Should they be saved from extinction? Yes. Humans are ignorant, greedy and selfish, not to mention that stench they give off, but they have an interesting history... And so it is that a new law comes into play; a law protecting the increasingly small human race.
The queen is dead. Killed by Blanche, her own daughter, driven to extreme measures by the bitterness of treachery. The devious sorceress Miranda is still fiercely lusting after Blanche's lover, Prince Maldoror of the World Below. The sly prince uses the witch's desire to his advantage, striking a sordid deal with her to help Blanche in her campaign to win back the throne of Middleland that is rightfully hers. Between them, they manage to summon a formidable fighting force unlike any other...
Rain Wolf, a young native American, is in trouble. He just killed a white man in an act of self-defense. Justifiable in the eyes of the law... when it's a white man who does it. Bruce, the son of influential railway magnate Vincent McDell, springs his friend Rain Wolf from jail and vows to protect him. Rain Wolf has no choice but to go into hiding. Sent along to accompany him by the tribe sages is Little Moon, the woman Bruce's brother Jack is in love with. Little Moon is at the age to marry, but she doesn't yet know who her husband will be. Her mystical grandfather gives her a monocle with strange powers that seems to be guiding her. Meanwhile, the Cody brothers are called upon by the dead man's mother to bring down the man who killed her son. They're hot on the trail of the two runaways, having first kidnapped Blanche McDell. But they're not the only ones...
A real dive into the heart of 17th-century Paris, this story takes us into the daily life of Vincent de Paul, a devoted churchman, in search of the truth. Accompanied by young Antoine, Father Vincent travels the neighborhoods of the city, pleading his case with the richest of the rich and helping the poor. He takes in Manon, a 15-year-old orphan who is a victim of prostitution. Manon's story is connected to the disappearance of Jérôme, another person protected by the priest. Father Vincent takes it upon himself to shed some light on a cruel assassination and to reveal the truth behind a series of mysteries.
Waves crash on the beaches of California as Jessica Blandy wakes up in her lover's arms for the last time. A mysterious killer is stalking the streets of San Francisco with a chilling final message for his victims: remember Enola Gay. Sexy, strong-willed Jessie won't rest until she's found the truth, a quest for revenge that propels her into a world of thugs, mystics, and crooked cops in this classic thriller by Renaud & Dufaux.
In times of yore did a forbidden love arise between Valgar of Valta, son of Halgerr the Golden-Haired, and Astridr, daughter of Thorgerr, and to them a son was born, Gunnar. But Thorgerr was a mighty lord, and with his hundred warriors hunted the couple down, ensorcelling his daughter and banishing her husband. Now, to rescue his true love, Valgar must embark upon a long and perilous quest that will take him into the forest depths to meet the monster called Ogerth the Serpentine, and the far south to fight the beastly devourers alongside Skarperdinn. But Skarperdinn's wife has other plans...
In the third installment of Renaud and Dufaux's classic thriller series, Jessica Blandy finds herself a prisoner in the Florida everglades-at the mercy of a pair of murderous brothers and caught up in a plot to make a man disappear. Do her captors plan to hold her for ransom, or do they have something else in mind? Set to the sounds of the swamp and the haunting voice of Jim Morrison, this might be Jessica's most dangerous adventure yet.
Who killed Scott Mitchell? To get to the truth about her lover's murder, Jessica Blandy will have to come face-to-face with the ghosts of his mysterious past. With the help of private eye Gus Bomby and the unsavory Robby-a police detective with a certain disregard for the rules-Jessie's hunt for answers turns up a string of grisly deaths, a photograph that shouldn't exist, and a name: Dr. Zack.
When Jessica accepted a friend's invitation to visit the California desert, she didn't expect to find darkness lurking under the blue skies and blinding sun. Violence, human trafficking, and corruption abound, and no one is quite what they seem. To get to the bottom of the injustice that reigns at the border-and help her old friend Gus Bomby find a missing boy-Jessica will have to face down the strange, brutal loner known as Hellbait, and hope to come out the other side in one piece.
England, last century. A castle: Blacktales. Every seven years its proprietor, the frightening Monsieur Noir, comes over to sign the new lease with his tenant. In Blacktales, two unrelenting opposing clans fight a ferocious and cunning struggle over the possession of a pen: the lease contract can be signed only with this pen, the signature giving absolute power. Into this troubled atmosphere arrives the recently orphaned Fanny: the pen, missing for two years has been located. It is in the hands of the two creatures whose ruthless sadism terrorises all the inhabitants of the place...
Somewhere deep in the blood-stained desert, Jessica Blandy awakes to find herself held by force in a Mexican bordello. It will take all of Jessie's strength and resilience to escape and bring those responsible to justice, even if it means taking things into her own hands. Under the fierce single eye of Floyd the eagle, the girl from Ipanema goes walking... on a path that will lead her to new friends, old enemies, and revenge.
This collected edition features the first four volumes of the best-selling erotica series, as well as exclusive new content, including lavishly illustrated behind-the-scenes accounts by the authors. The series follows the paths of two different women, in two different eras. One is the exquisite Kim Nelson, a young English woman on a quest for a treasure she believes is rightfully hers. The other is her legendary ancestor Jade, a djinn of the utmost expertise in the art of love, who, through the power of her body, holds the whole world in the palm of her hand. Her quest? To make her mark on the memory of the world by passing into legend. But both women must withstand many trials in order to attain their goals. This is a series constantly in movement, migrating from Turkey and the harems of the Ottoman Empire, to Africa and the magic of ritual, and then on to India and the glittering Pavilion of Pleasures. A captivating tribute to the power of desire, sensuality, and the instinct to love.
This collected edition features volumes 5 through 9 of the best-
selling erotica series, as well as exclusive new content, including
lavishly illustrated behind-the-scenes accounts by the authors.The
second cycle of the series alternates between Englishwoman Kim Nelson
in the present day, and the legendary Jade, her ancestor. Jade has
become the African goddess Anaktu and aims to regain the continent's
lost dignity. Meanwhile, Kim, who has become a djinn herself,
prepares to face untold dangers after finding the black pearl.
This collected edition features volumes 10 through 13 of the best-
selling erotica series, as well as exclusive new content, including
lavishly illustrated behind-the-scenes accounts by the authors. The
third and final cycle of the series takes place in-between the events
of the Ottoman and African cycles. Against a backdrop of colonial
occupation, Jade and the Nelson family have been invited to India by
the Rani of Eschnapur, the mother of the soon-to-be-wed maharaja. The
Rani has called upon Jade to share her seductive talents with the
bride-to-be-the daughter of an anti-colonialist leader-in order to
bewitch and manipulate her pro-British fiancé. But Jade soon
discovers that a terrible curse is menacing the palace and royal
family... Discover the thrilling final chapter of a saga marked by
mystery and desire.
An essential question hovers over this second volume of the Medina saga: what separates the humans from their adversaries the Drax? Karloff finally comes face to face with Boso 1, who will accept nothing less than Hadron and his unborn child. The conservator and Karloff agree to a meeting at the site of Alice, the nuclear generator that first spawned the Drax arrival, to hash out the terms of an unprecedented agreement. Meanwhile, Hadron has strong opinions, but whose side is the fierce adolescent really on?
The Drax contamination Karloff sustained in book 2 of the series continues to lie dormant in his body, while Medina battles mutants who threaten the city from the inside, and fends off ever-greater attacks to its exterior. The city's protective dome is at risk of total collapse. Kladia strikes off into the desert to find a better life, while Hadron, pregnant with Drax leader Boso 1's offspring, makes a bold decision that might alter the course of history...
Jessica Blandy hasn't been the same since her brush with death in the Florida Everglades. Back in San Francisco, she tries to drown her sorrows in whiskey and the kisses of a dark, handsome stranger... a saxophonist with sad eyes and a deep connection to Charlie Parker. But how much does she know about him, really? And what does he have to do with the women who keep disappearing from the club where he plays?