Create your character and roll the dice—it’s all just a game . . . or is it? Why can’t Tansy’s boyfriend, Travis, be into something normal—like football? Instead, he likes complicated games with magical characters and fantastic setups. In fact, Travis just discovered a new one called Spirits and Spells, which he’s sure will be a huge hit. To try it out, Tansy, Travis, and four of their friends gather one night in an abandoned mansion—the perfect setting for their spooky quest. All six accept their characters’ roles and special abilities and set off to find four objects of power that Travis has hidden nearby. But as they move deeper into the house, the players encounter obstacles that definitely weren’t supposed to be there, and the dangers start to seem all too real. Before morning, each of them will be forced to call on their new powers as they struggle to keep their magical identities from taking over and getting what they really want: a way back into this world. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author’s collection.
Magic, Mischief & Kilts! A modern-day Scottish paranormal romance by NYT Bestselling Author Michelle M. Pillow. From the Highlands of Scotland to the valleys of Wisconsin... Charlotte Carver is going insane—suffering everything from memory loss to hallucinations, to phantom conversations she can’t recall having. Something tells her it’s not a coincidence that it all started when the MacGregor family moved to town, and the one person who knows what’s going on is the last person Charlotte would ask for help. Her new landlord, Niall MacGregor, is not the most approachable man but that hasn’t stopped the brooding Scottish biker from invading her dreams. When Charlotte’s memories start to return, she's not sure she can trust what they are telling her. If magic does exist, then is her attraction to Niall just an illusion? Motorcycle riding werewolf, Niall MacGregor is the longtime supernatural enforcer for his warlock family. He has regretted more than a few things that he’s done in the name of duty, but taking Charlotte’s memories ranks as one of the worst. It was necessary, to both protect his magical family and save Charlotte’s sanity. But the intimate glimpse into her mind has only made him want things he can never have—including the love of the gorgeous, brave woman herself. Something from Niall’s past has come back to threaten everything he holds dear. Warning: Contains yummy, hot, mischievous MacGregors who are almost certainly up to no good on their quest to find true love. And Uncle Raibeart. Warlocks MacGregor series: Love Potions Spellbound Stirring up Trouble Cauldrons and Confessions Spirits and Spells Kisses and Curses Magick and Mischief A Dash of Destiny Genres: Contemporary, Scottish, Magic, Paranormal, Shifter Romance, witches, warlock, Highlander Romance, comedy, magic romance, shapeshifter romance, Scottish Romance, millionaire, billionaire, nobility, bad boy hero, Psychic, action and adventure, romantic comedy, fantasy, hea, humorous romance, romantic adventure, kick ass heroine, kick butt chick, alpha male, comedy romance, demons, ghosts, haunting, spirits, hea, humor, romantic suspense, suspense, Wizards & Witches, witch romance, biker, motorcycle, werewolf, crazy heroine, wolf shifter, werewolf romance, Scottish Romance, Highlander
If a black cat crosses your path, you will have good luck.—England If a black cat crosses your path, you will have bad luck.—America The Magick of Claw and Whisker Very few animals have evoked such extremes in emotions—from admiration to fear—as the feline family. Cats are mysterious, mystical creatures who can do anything from predicting earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to reacting to haunted buildings and following the movement of things you can't see. We are fascinated by cats and their behavior, their regal bearing, and their intelligence, yet we are unnerved by their inscrutable stare and savage natural instincts. In The Mysterious, Magickal Cat you will discover: The origins of cats, big and small Little-known details about cat anatomy and behavior How to read a cat's verbal and non-verbal communication The cat in ancient history and superstition Feline deities from around the world Sacred breeds and temple lore Felines in folklore, literature, and art Cat spells for healing animals or humans, finding a true love, attracting prosperity, seeking protection, building courage, and more Gain a complete look at this beguiling creature: from what it means when a cat flicks its tail to how you can use discarded whiskers for magickal spells. Explore the lore of cats big and small, and discover how other cultures have honored cats throughout the ages.
In Spirits, Spells, and Snark--the middle-grade sequel to Kelly McCullough's Magic, Madness, and Mischief--a 13-year-old boy and his snarky fire hare familiar must use his new magical powers to rescue his long-lost father in a magical version of St. Paul. Kalvan Monroe is worried. Every story he’s ever read told him things should be better now. He mastered his magic, defeated his evil stepfather, and freed the land. Everything should be good now. But in breaking the Winter King's power, he also broke the spell that helped his mother keep her grip on reality. Basically . . . things at home aren’t great. And it turns out that the magical powers that be aren’t done with him yet. So, he’s also dealing with that. And the constant attempts on his life. And, oh yeah, there’s school, too. Not to mention that the Earth itself is talking to him . . . Is it too late for him to just give up and hide under the bed? Praise for Magic, Madness, and Mischief: "The author excels at introducing magic into the everyday modern world." —School Library Journal "McCullough smoothly blends family drama, school story, and magical coming of age in this entertaining fantasy. ... Fans of Percy Jackson will be eager to hop into Kalvan’s world."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)
It's three weeks until Pyper Rayne and her fiancé Julius tie the knot. All she wants to do is enjoy her risqué bridal shower, complete the final details of her wedding, and find time to enjoy the holidays. But when Charlie, the manager of Wicked, is arrested for a murder she didn't commit, Pyper puts her medium skills to the test in order to find the real killer before Charlie takes the fall. With help from her friends, a couple of shih tzus, and more than a few ghosts, can Pyper save the day and get her happily-ever-after? medium, ghosts, ghost romance, witch romance, witches, ghost mystery, paranormal mystery, paranormal romance
Cultures, for as long as we have had history, have had some sense of magic. This book contends that some of it, at least, is real; it describes what that is, and why the Bible is so negative about it. However, to say 'magic is real' in our contemporary culture could be very misleading. In fact, wrong. For what our culture thinks of as 'magic' - as vague and diffuse as that is - is likely to be very different from what was practised in the Ancient Near East (the things that modern English translations of the Old Testament call, for instance, sorcery or witchcraft) or in the Greco-Roman world (what the New Testament calls magic). It also may be very different from what is called 'magic' or 'witchcraft' in animistic or ancestor-worshipping cultures today. This book unpacks the background and explores the implications of the biblical teaching about the supernatural. There is a supernatural world, and it contains more than just God in Trinity; but Christians should not be afraid of it. Kirsty Birkett is Latimer Research Fellow at Oak Hill College, where she is responsible for Learning Architecture and Educational Development, and teaches Ethics, Philosophy and Church History. Her many publications cover the whole area of relationships between science and religion. She has also written on psychology, feminism and the family for both a popular and academic audience.
In the ancient Greco-Roman world, it was common practice to curse or bind an enemy or rival by writing an incantation on a tablet and dedicating it to a god or spirit. These curses or binding spells, commonly called defixiones were intended to bring other people under the power and control of those who commissioned them. More than a thousand such texts, written between the 5th Century B.C.E. and the 5th Century C.E., have been discovered from North Africa to England, and from Syria to Spain. Extending into every aspect of ancient life--athletic and theatrical competitions, judicial proceedings, love affairs, business rivalries, and the recovery of stolen property--they shed light on a new dimension of classical study previously inaccessible. Here, for the first time, these texts have been translated into English with a substantial translator's introduction revealing the cultural, social, and historical context for the texts. This book will interest historians, classicists, scholars of religion, and those concerned with ancient magic.