This #TravelTuesday, we’ll take you to worlds you can’t experience any other way! From stories set in alternate universes, to worlds where time travel, ghosts, or vampires are real, to zombie attack survival guides & more, let these books be your escape from reality this week.
Peek Into Another World…
The UnTied Kingdom
The portal to an alternate world was the start of all her troubles – or was it? When Eve Carpenter lands with a splash in the Thames, it’s not the London or England she’s used to. No one has a telephone or knows what a computer is. England’s a third world country and Princess Di is still alive. But worst of all, everyone thinks Eve’s a spy. Including Major Harker who has his own problems. His sworn enemy is looking for a promotion. The general wants him to undertake some ridiculous mission to capture a computer, which Harker vaguely envisions running wild somewhere in Yorkshire. Turns out the best person to help him is Eve. She claims to be a pop star. Harker doesn’t know what a popstar is, although he suspects it’s a fancy foreign word for ‘spy’. Eve knows all about computers, and electricity. Eve is dangerous. There’s every possibility she’s mad. And Harker is falling in love with her.
When the bees of Lambas face a cruel tyrant, they will need all their courage to survive…
The aging bee Hummer has had to relinquish his post as commander of the Hive Defense Garrison through injury, but his heart and his courage are as strong as ever. Now the peace and security of the bees of Lambas is threatened by the terrifying and ambitious drone Redmore, their tyrannical new Honey Controller, and his impossible demands for ever more food supplies.
It will take all Hummer’s courage and wisdom to lead their defense with his brave young allies Brendan, Laser and Casper, as well as an unlikely alliance with an aggressive tribe of giant ants.
An enthralling story of conflict and loyalty, war and peace in the world of bees.
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The Lines of Tamar
Adopted twins Ruby and Eenayah have busy 21st century lifestyles on different continents, juggling successful careers with motherhood and marriage. Yet neither knows of their shared connection to a sacred lineage – nor do they have any idea that an ancient, hidden prophecy from thousands of years ago is about to wreak havoc in both their lives, with terrible consequences. The twins’ search for their birth mother uncovers a direct link to ancestors from biblical times, and leads to the discovery that they belong to an unbroken line of female twins. It seems one of them is now reliving a former life – a life which is fated to end in tragedy. Meanwhile, unknown to either woman, the forces of good and evil are gathering for a terrible battle to control the outcome of the prophecy…
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Vampires & Witches & Ghosts, Oh My!
Vampire State of Mind
Jessica Grant knows vampires only too well. She runs the York Council tracker program making sure that the Otherworlders are all where they should be, keeps the filing in order and drinks far too much coffee. To Jess, vampires are annoying and arrogant and far too sexy for their own good, particularly her ex-colleague Sil, who’s now in charge of Otherworld York. But when a demon turns up and threatens not just Jess but the whole world order, she and Sil are forced to work together, and when Jess turns out to be the key to saving the world it puts a very different slant on their relationship.
The stakes are high. They’re also very, very pointy and Jess isn’t afraid to use them, even on the vampire that she’s rather afraid she’s falling in love with…
Jane’s UK debut, Please Don’t Stop the Music won the 2012 Romantic Novel of the Year and Romantic Comedy awards.
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With her loyalties already questioned for defending zombies, the Otherworlders no one cares about, Jess must choose which side she’s on, and either help her lover or turn him in. Human or Other? Whatever she decides, there’s a high price to pay… and someone to lose.
Holly Grey only took up witchery to keep her friend out of trouble – and now she’s knee-deep in hassle, in the form of apocalyptic weather, armed men, midwifery…and a sarcastic Welsh journalist.
Be careful what you wish for…
Kai has been drawn to darkest Yorkshire by his desire to find out who he really is. What he hadn’t bargained on was getting caught up in amateur magic and dealing with a bunch of women who are trying really hard to make their dreams come true.
Together they realize that getting what you wish for is sometimes just a matter of knowing what it is you want…
Jane’s Please Don’t Stop the Music won the 2012 Romantic Novel of the Year award.
No Such Thing As Immortality
A vampire does not have to feel any emotion not of his choosing. And Nathaniel Gray has spent two hundred years choosing not to feel. But when he accidentally runs Rowan Locke off the road, he is inexplicably flooded with everything she’s feeling, and that’s rage, and lots of it.
There’s a fine line between bloodlust and lust… Nate knows he should run in the opposite direction. But something about Rowan makes him feel alive, quite a feat considering he’s been dead for over 200 years! He is consumed with the need to protect Rowan at all costs including from himself. To Nate, what is happening is unthinkable and is pretty much as unbelievable as the existence of faeries.
What he doesn’t know is that Rowan has been lied to all her life. When the truth begins to emerge, is Nate the only one who can protect her, or is he the thing she should fear above all else?
Dance Until Dawn
Do you believe in love after life?
At twenty-five, West-End dancer, Ellie Wakefield should be having the time of her life. The only problem is, ever since waking up in a leaky cellar belonging to three-hundred-year-old vampire, Will Austen, she’s been very much dead. And to make matters worse, she’s since found that an aversion to blood and a fear of the dark aren’t very helpful—especially when you’re a fledgling vamp.
William James Austen has fallen hard. He’s spent the last year loving Ellie from afar and now he’s finally able to be truthful about who and what he is.
As the most powerful and revered vampire in London, he’s used to getting what he wants. But this time, Will might just have bitten off more than he can chew.
Shadows at Sunset
Tales of fear, fate, and foreboding…
Who is the strange, shadowy figure who ascends the steps of the abandoned cottage at precisely the same time each evening?
Is the strange man dressed in black standing by the side of a deserted country road promising rescue – or a death of unspeakable horror?
And what is the true motive of the silent, withdrawn young man who joins a cycle touring group?
These dark, imaginative short stories are the work of a retired Government scientist who now spends much of his time walking the lonely shores of the South Wales coast. Perhaps too much of his time…
Dr. Dale’s Zombie Dictionary
Worried about what to do in the event of the dead rising from their graves and trying to destroy humanity? Worry no more! With the help of numerous films and Wikipedia, Dr Dale has compiled this rigorously researched A-Z list of everything you need to know about zombies: how to recognise them, how to fight them and even how to classify them. He can answer all of your burning questions including: § How can a sheep help defend me against the undead? § What will the response of the Women’s Institute be to an attack? § What’s the most useful style of dance to know in the event of the apocalypse? From the best kind of clothing to wear to the most appropriate soundtrack for a zombie apocalypse, this is the ultimate guide to preparing for and surviving the return of the undead. Full money back guarantee offered should you die in a zombie apocalypse within 30 days of purchase!
Slipping Through Time…
A Stitch in Time
A stitch in time saves nine…or does it?
Sarah Yates is a thirty something history teacher, divorced, disillusioned and desperate to have more excitement in her life. Making all her dreams come true seems about as likely as climbing Everest in stilettos.
Then one evening the doorbell rings and the handsome and mysterious John Needler brings more excitement than Sarah could ever have imagined. John wants Sarah to go back in time…
Sarah is whisked from the Sheffield Blitz to the suffragette movement in London to the Old American West, trying to make sure people find their happy endings. The only question is, will she ever be able to find hers?
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When the past and the present collide, that’s when the real problems start…
It should be the happiest day of her life. Despite past heartache, Sarah Yates is finally marrying her true love.But Sarah can’t pretend they’re an ordinary couple. When time travel is involved, nothing runs smoothly.
The Silent Touch of Shadows
Professional genealogist Melissa Grantham receives an invitation to visit her family’s ancestral home, Ashleigh Manor. From the moment she arrives, life-like dreams and visions haunt her. The spiritual connection to a medieval young woman and her forbidden lover have her questioning her sanity, but Melissa is determined to solve the mystery. What will it take to put the past to rest? Jack Precy, owner of a nearby cottage, has disturbing dreams too, but it’s not until he meets Melissa that they begin to make sense. He hires her to research his family’s history, unaware their lives are already entwined. Is the mutual attraction real or the result of ghostly influence? Melissa slowly uncovers the tale of her ancestor Sibell’s love for handsome knight, Sir Roger. Promised to another man, Sibell defies her domineering father to be with Roger. But does Roger keep his vow to be with Sibell for eternity? Melissa desperately needs to find out…
Don’t miss the rest of the Shadows from the Past series – interconnected standalone novels:
The Secret Kiss of Darkness
Must forbidden love end in heartbreak?
Kayla Sinclair knows she’s in big trouble when she almost bankrupts herself to buy a life-size portrait of a mysterious eighteenth century man at an auction.
Jago Kerswell, innkeeper and smuggler, knows there is danger in those stolen moments with Lady Eliza Marcombe, but he’ll take any risk to be with her.
Over two centuries separate Kayla and Jago, but, when Kayla’s jealous fiancé presents her with an ultimatum, and Jago and Eliza’s affair is tragically discovered, their lives become inextricably linked thanks to a gypsy’s spell.
Kayla finds herself on a quest that could heal the past, but what she cannot foresee is the danger in her own future.
Will Kayla find heartache or happiness?
The Soft Whisper of Dreams
Some dreams shouldn’t come true …
Maddie Browne thought she’d grown out of the recurring nightmare that plagued her as a child, but after a shocking family secret is revealed, it comes back to haunt her – the same swing in the same garden, the kind red-haired giant and the swarthy arms which grab her from behind and try to take her away …
In an attempt to forget her troubles, Maddie travels to Devon to spend time with her friends, Kayla and Wes.
However, it becomes clear that relaxation will not be on the agenda after a disturbing encounter with a gypsy fortune-teller.
Not to mention the presence of Wes’s dangerously handsome brother, Alex.
And then there’s the fact that Maddie’s dream seems to be coming true…
Romancing the Soul
Rachael Jones hasn’t exactly chosen an average career path. She’s a past-life regressionist and is now hoping to help her clients find their Soul Mates through reconnecting them with their past lives. But despite her best intentions, there are problems.
Rachael made the mistake of regressing her best friend, Susie Morris, who has since been haunted by events that occurred in her past life.
When Susie meets Hollywood actor, George Silbury in unlikely circumstances, she is completely unprepared for her reactions. There’s an intense mutual attraction that neither can explain nor ignore…
Can George help Susie to overcome the sense of desolation she feels as the result of her past life regression or will history’s habit of repeating itself ruin all chances of her finding happiness?
Some Veil Did Fall
What if you recalled memories from a life that wasn’t yours, from a life before …?
When Becky steps into Jonathon Nelson’s atmospheric photography studio in Whitby, she is simply a freelance journalist in search of a story. But as soon as she puts on the beautiful Victorian dress and poses for a photograph, she becomes somebody quite different …
From that moment on, Becky is overcome with visions and flashbacks from a life that isn’t her own – some disturbing and filled with fear.
As she and Jon begin to unravel the tragic mystery behind her strange experiences, the natural affinity they have for each other continues to grow and leads them to question … have they met somewhere before? Perhaps not just in this life but in another?
The Classics Made New
These titles from Classics Illustrated Comics bring fantasy worlds to life in beautifully-illustrated comic book format. Available in both paperback and hardback, they are ideal for collectors, comic book lovers, young readers, and reluctant readers of all ages. Experience your favorite classic stories in a brand new way…