Lawless and political thugs are pushing poison on the street and corrupting City Hall. But a new force emerges when four close, quirky friends step up to save their city, proving that the whole can be far greater than the sum of its parts.
Investigative reporters have been chasing down countless conspiracy theories. When they join forces with our superheroes, the united team closes in on the exploding chaos.
THE LGBT SUPERHEROES! BOOK I is written to read like a fun, farcical movie on the page - full of action, drama, romance, humor, endearing main characters, a cool supporting cast, and engaging story lines. Diversity, acceptance and prejudice weave threads throughout, and the reader is taken on an exhilarating ride.
This cozy action-adventure is written for an accepting audience by an LGBT ally.
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This is the third book of 12, in a long series of steampunk adventure books. Set in a magical fantasy version of the Victorian era, the Clockwork Twist series follows an unassuming and introverted clockmaker from London, named Twist. When a clockwork princess needs his help, Twist finds himself on an adventure around the world surrounded by airship pirates, secret societies, treasure hunters, vampires, magical kitsune, a genie or two, and occasionally a beautiful magician. Are you all caught up on the series?
Continue the journey in Book Three: Dreamer!
After an airship crash, Twist and his friends are rescued by a cloud-borne tribe of Native-Americans only to find themselves quickly caught up in an evil Cypher plot. While fighting for freedom, unsettling questions arise about Twist and Jonas.
In this exciting third installment of the Clockwork Twist series, Twist and his companions continue to travel the globe, from San Francisco to Cuba, and to the bottom of the Caribbean Sea. ...
Two women, three hundred years apart, must face the devastation of all they hold dear...
Suspecting her husband is having an affair, Sarah Rodrigues fights to appear unbroken while attempting to salvage her family. Though distracted by her own troubles, Sarah is summoned to an elderly friend's deathbed for an unusual request -- find a long-lost daughter and relay a centuries-old family story.
Determined not to fail her friend, Sarah pieces together the story of her neighbor's ancestor, Elizabeth Baker, a young colonist forced into an unwanted betrothal but drawn to a man forbidden by society.
While Sarah's family teeters on the edge of collapse, her world is further shaken by the interest of a caring doctor and a terrible accident that threatens a life more precious than her own.
Inspired by the unconditional love she uncovers in Elizabeth's story, Sarah strives to forgive those who've wounded her soul. But when light shines on the dark secrets of her neighbor's past and the full ...
There's something strange about the new neighbors in the campsite next door. They wear winged-tipped shoes and overcoats. They didn't arrive in vehicles, but on foot, carrying travel trunks. They stick to themselves and they're not friendly. And stranger still--they're afraid of something...
It's a mystery mind-reading twins Meghan and Colin Jacoby want to solve. Well, Colin, reluctantly. And only because his sister knows just the right buttons to push to pique his curiosity. That, and she's impossible to say no to.
But when the mystery unravels, it's not at all what they expect. And while the twins have never been what people would consider ordinary, their world becomes extraordinary. Solving one mystery leads to another, and another, and before they know it, they're dangerously steeped into an otherworldly adventure, which sparks an epic journey that's fated to be legendary.Grab Your Copy and then Binge the Complete Series!
The Jungle portrays the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities. The book depicts working-class poverty, the lack of social supports, harsh and unpleasant living and working conditions, and a hopelessness among many workers. The primary purpose of the novel in describing the meat industry and its working conditions was to advance socialism in the United States. The main character in the book, Jurgis Rudkus, a Lithuanian immigrant, tries to make ends meet in Chicago. The book begins with his wife Ona and his wedding feast. He and his family live near the stockyards and meatpacking district where many immigrants, who do not know much English, work. He takes a job at Brown's slaughterhouse. Jurgis had thought the US would offer more freedom, but he finds working-conditions harsh. He and his young wife struggle to survive as they fall deeply into debt and become prey to con men. Hoping to buy a house, they ...
Genre: Political Length: 377 Pages (2,407 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
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A collection of 35 fairy tales from Lang's Fairy book series. Stories include: Donkey Skin; The Goblin Pony; An Impossible Enchantment; The Story Of Dschemil And Dschemila; Janni And The Draken; The Story Of Bensurdatu; Fortunatus And His Purse; The Goat-Faced Girl; The Story Of The Queen Of The Flowery Isles; Udea And Her Seven Brothers; Mohammed With The Magic Finger; The Story Of The Three Sons Of Hali; The Daughter Of Buk Ettemsuch; The Sunchild; Laughing Eye And Weeping Eye, Or The Limping Fox; The Simpleton; A Fairy's Blunder, and more.
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THERE ARE PLENTY OF WAYS TO DIE in the Grand Canyon.
Forensic geologists Cassie Oldfield and Walter Shaws investigate one way: trouble on the canyon's Colorado River. Stranded raft. Life vests unused. Rafters missing.
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The race to stop it takes Cassie and Walter deep into the canyon, and onto the mighty river, putting their own survival at stake.
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Imprisoned from childhood. Forced to hunt his own kind.
Taught from a young age that his arcane powers were a mark of the demon inside of him, Garrett was given a choice: submit to the Sanctum and earn his redemption by hunting others like him... Or refuse and die.
The bright side? He probably won't live long enough to grow old with his regrets, anyway. But when he's forced to take a pretty new recruit out for her first day on the job, his terminal career plans go sideways fast.
Now, confronted with a startling conspiracy to end the war on demons once and for all, Garrett finds himself staring down one final choice -- between the sanctity of his own spirit... and the lives of the entire planet.
With great power, comes a great big pain in the ass.
Grab your copy of FALLEN today for a riveting thrill-ride through the dark underworld of Enochia...
For fans of Nightmare on Elm Street and the 1989 classic Heathers comes Dead by Morning, a supernatural thriller that combines the angst of a high school drama and the gore of a nightmarish slasher.
"He was real, and he was a monster."
Obsession is deadly.
No one learns that better than Luna Ketz, a pessimistic high school senior. Caught between the intentions of her stern father and business-minded mother, boys are the last thing on Luna's mind, but this fact doesn't detour mysterious bad boy Chance Welfrey from trying to gain her affection. Luna doesn't think twice about him until girls at their high school begin to disappear. Girls who tended to hurt her.
Girls she wished would disappear.
When she receives a call from a long-lost friend, normalcy goes out the window as she's plunged into the paranormal. There's a world beneath the surface of the unconscious mind, and the killer knows how to navigate it. Luna is in danger and although she can avoid the killer in reality, ...
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 334 Pages (1,508 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
Begin the grand adventure, and uncover a world where nothing is as it seems.
Three thousand years ago, the goddess Eden and the invader Belial waged a war that brought the world of Eden to its knees. Eden triumphed, but only just. The vestiges of Belial remain, leaving an army of beasts twisted and corrupted by his dark power, and the nation of Temenos, home of the Mitera, is gone forever.
When Shaide Darkmoon, one of the last Mitera, loses his parents to the legacy of Belial, he is forced to leave his only friend behind and train to stand against the corruption.
All he wants to do is survive, but through a twist of fate, he and his friends will come to wield powers of unimaginable strength.
This power will be needed like never before, for a darkness is rising in Temenos, and it will not stop until its corruption has spread to every corner of Eden.
Learn about Eden alongside our heroes, and enjoy an epic story from the mind of Alexander Guinn.Available now on Amazon.com !
A collection of 35 fairy tales, including The Three Princes And Their Beasts; The Story Of Three Wonderful Beggars; The Nine Pea-Hens And The Golden Apples; The History Of Dwarf Long Nose; The Story Of A Gazelle; The Finest Liar In The World; The Monkey And The Jelly-Fish; The Young Man Who Would Have His Eyes Opened; The Prince Who Wanted To See The World; The Maiden With The Wooden Helmet, and many more.
A general introduction to psychoanalysis is a series of lectures by Sigmund Freud 1915-1917 (published 1916-1917. The 28 lessons offer a set of unconscious assumption of his views, dreams, and the theory of neurosis, to time of writing, as well as offering a bit 'of new technical equipment for the more advanced player.
The complete novels
This book contains the complete novels of Jane Austen.
- Lady Susan
- Sense and Sensibility
- Pride and Prejudice
- Mansfield Park
- Northanger Abbey
- Love And Friendship And Other Early Works
With 48 stories. Andrew Lang's Fairy Books -- also known as Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books -- are a series of twelve collections of fairy tales, published between 1889 and 1910. This one includes stories such as Thumbelina, The Death Of The Sun-Hero, The Boy And The Wolves, Or The Broken Promise, The Giants And The Herd-Boy, The Dragon And His Grandmother, Story Of The Emperor's New Clothes, The Invisible Prince, and The Blue Mountains.
"A Girl of the Limberlost" - Elnora Comstock, is an impoverished young woman who lives with her widowed mother, Katharine Comstock, on the edge of the Limberlost. Elnora faces cold neglect by her mother, a woman who feels ruined by the death of her husband, Robert Comstock, who drowned in quicksand in the swamp while Katharine gave birth to their daughter and could not come to his rescue. The Comstocks make money by selling eggs and other farm products, but Mrs. Comstock refuses to cut down a single tree in the forest, or to delve for oil, as the neighbors around them are doing. Elnora is just beginning high school and she is determined to earn an education, which her mother derides as useless. She has a valuable specimens box which her friend Freckles left in the swamp for her, and a desire to succeed in her enterprising scheme to gather and sell artifacts and moths from the Limberlost. Elnora is smart and witty, and she loves the outdoors; her heart aches for returned love and for ...
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 332 Pages (1,553 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
This novel features the character of David Copperfield, and is written by Charles Dickens in the first person. Dickens wrote this book as a description of Copperfield's life until middle age, with all the adventures and the numerous friends and enemies Copperfield met along his way. It is his journey of change and growth from infancy to maturity, as people enter and leave his life and he passes through the stages of his development.
Love him at his worst... was the slogan that most women went by, but what happens when the tables are turned and Cupid shoots the MAN in the heart. Powerful and Passive Malachi Morgan finds his hands full and his heart thumping erraticely for a certain someone but Jade Williams doesn't feel the same, in fact she refuses to acknowledge his presence in her life, and oh boy is it a powerful presence. Malachi Morgan is that man..the man that everyone has to love because he's so charming. But not Jade Williams, she could care less what he has and where he comes from. Jade Williams is battling demons that she can't cast no matter how hard she tries. Sunken in depression and drowned in her own misery, Jade lives a pitiful life and she has grown to accept it. Blaming her past on her future, Jade is stagnant. But, Malachi Morgan is the opposite, in fact his life is just starting. Retiring from The Underworld at the age of twenty-five is considered an accomplishment in the streets and he is ...
An empty seat and a love that can withstand the trials of fate...
When Raquelita Muro takes the empty seat on the bus to avoid sitting beside her mother, she doesn't expect to find the love of her life. But as the hours pass by on the journey from Texas to Florida, Raquelita knows that Matthew Buchanan is the one for her.
Except fate, the US Military, and an interfering mother stand between the young lovers and their destiny.
Exchanging letters in secret is their only hope as Matthew ships off to Vietnam and Raquelita and her family make a new life for themselves in Florida. And when tragedy strikes they will each be brought to the edge of what they can survive.
The course of true love never did run smooth, but will Matthew and Raquelita find each other again when half a world and an ocean of pain stand between them?
Genre: United States Length: 384 Pages (4,668 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
Do you want to enjoy foods that are not only healthy but also delicious?
Do you want to eat healthily but is too busy or occupied to slave in the kitchen all day?
The vegetarian diet is considered as one of the healthiest diets known to man. Yet many people are apprehensive about adapting the vegetarian diet thinking that vegetarians only eat bland and flavorless food. But if you have the right kitchen appliance particularly the Instant Pot, you will be able to enjoy cooking delicious and healthy food.
The secret to being successful while following the vegetarian diet is to consume the right kinds of food. But if you just prepare your food the same way every day, you may end up getting bored while following the vegetarian diet. The Instant Pot is a multicooker that allows you to cook a myriad of foods with only one kitchen appliance. THUS, COMES THIS VEGETARIAN INSTANT POT COOKBOOK FOR BEGINNERS.
This simple book provides you with exhaustive information on what a vegetarian diet ...
"A beautifully portrayed work of fiction! Evocative and thought-provoking. Highly recommended!"
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As the Bulgarian struggle for freedom from the crumbling Ottoman Empire reaches its climax a young soldier named Serafim receives some mystical prayer beads from his father figure. He is entrusted with the task of searching for a special craftsman to engrave them, while ensuring their continued safekeeping. The mythical Broenitsa, which are imbued with the power of Bulgaria's glorious past, are coveted by many and protected by few.
As the fate of the beads shifts to present day three Englishmen become unwitting guardians of the sacred artefact. The recipients are out of their depths but take it all in their stride as they encounter the Bulgarian Mafia, an idiot freedom fighter named Lucho, whirling dervishes and a whole host of beguiling characters on a journey into the unknown.
Indiana Jones meets Trainspotting, meets something quite ...
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 301 Pages (761 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
"Julie Kenner's Demon Hunting Soccer Mom is one of the high water marks in urban fantasy. Kicking evil's ass is just another thing on Kate Connor's to-do list, but she'll manage it with wit and wisdom, and then drive home in her minivan. This series may be more fun than we deserve!" -- Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of ARARAT and RED HANDS
"This book, as crammed with events as any suburban mom's calendar, shows you what would happen if Buffy got married and kept her past a secret. It's a hoot." -- Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author
Kate Connor is your average, everyday mom with two kids, a husband, and one very big secret... she used to be a Demon Hunter.
Now retired, she's more interested in the domestic than the demonic. So when she catches sight of a demon in WalMart, she tells herself it's some other Hunter's problem. But when that demon attacks her in her kitchen, retirement is no longer an option.
Now Kate has to kick a little demon ...
The third book in the Vernetta Henderson series!
A high-profile lawsuit erupts into chaos, revealing its place in a larger spree of violence in this scandalous tale of lust, lies, and vengeance. A brazen gunman is targeting prominent African American men on the streets of Los Angeles, and police are completely baffled. At the same time, savvy big-firm attorney Vernetta Henderson and her outrageous sidekick, Special, lead the charge for revenge against a man whose deceit caused his fianceé's death. For Special, hauling the man into court and suing him for wrongful death just isn't good enough. While she exacts her own brand of justice, a shocking revelation connects the contentious lawsuit and the puzzling murders.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories. This was the first Holmes collection since 1893, when Holmes had "died" in The Final Problem. Having published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901-1902 (although setting it before Holmes' death) Doyle came under intense pressure to revive his famous character. The first story is set in 1894 and has Holmes returning in London and explaining the period from 1891-94, a period called "The Great Hiatus" by Sherlockian enthusiasts. Also of note is Watson's statement in the last story of the cycle that Holmes has retired, and forbids him to publish any more stories.
Opening the door to her farmhouse after hunting for dinner, Emeline Huntley finds the one thing she never expected in their quiet countryside- her entire family murdered.
In Victorian London, plans have been put into motion to create the ultimate weapons. William Rathbone and his group of scientists have managed to isolate the strengths of three creatures that have lived under society's nose for centuries. Armed with his new tonic, Rathbone heeds to a prophesy that a certain group of children born, will be able to transform into this new breed of humans.
Controlled by clockwork collars with hidden blades sharp enough to cut through bone, The Abiding must follow their new master and his vindictive desires, or pay with their own lives.
While one other prisoner seeks to only protect her, another will stop at nothing to prove to Emeline that she must join him, if they are ever to leave the grasp of their creator. Now Emeline must decide whether she can see through her master's plan of ...
If you like the novels of Joanna Trollope and Elizabeth Jane Howard then you'll love this wonderful novel of secrets, lies and embroidery: 5* reviewer
It's never too late to find out who you really are...
When Gus Albourne inherits Aunt Augusta's cottage in the Sussex village of Hangburton, he finds himself with more than a property on his hands.
Why did Augusta make Gus, her adoptive nephew, her sole beneficiary, while his late brother, Robert, the natural son, was left out of the will? Robert's widow, Elspeth, and disabled daughter, Jenny, are far more deserving than Gus, but when he tries to share the legacy with Elspeth, she refuses, hinting at a long-ago family feud involving Augusta.
It's a mystery, one which Gus must solve in order to make amends for his aunt's unfairness and help Elspeth. But an unexpected find in the cottage brings a new twist, leading him to the questionable story of his birth mother, Catherine.
With his own history fast unravelling before his eyes, the ...
Delinquent or Prophet? Whichever one teenager Josh Driscoll is, he may be the Station's only hope for survival.
Josh lives in the Station, a city buried deep beneath the surface of a frozen, lifeless earth, its origins lost in the mists of time. His frequent rule-breaking exploits are focused on a single question - how did we get here?
But Josh goes too far when he steals a space-suit and escapes to the surface to explore.
As punishment, the governing Council, of which his father is a member, forcibly enrolls him as a novice monk at Saint Carmine's, the Station's resident monastery. At first desperate to escape, Josh finds himself drawn into the monastery's ancient texts.
Deciphering an encrypted journal hidden for centuries, Josh learns that the Black Heart, a computer complex sealed off after an ancient asteroid strike, may hold the answers he's been seeking, and may be all that can save the city from certain annihilation. When the deranged head of the Council is determined to ...
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 335 Pages (7,453 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries is a study by W. Y. Evans-Wentz, American anthropologist who studied Celtic mythology and folklore. He performed ethnographic fieldwork collecting fairy folklore in Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Brittany, and the Isle of Man, and in this book he published his degree thesis. His goal was to elucidate the phenomenon of the Celtic belief in fairies. Some of the theories he came across are that the fairies were a cloistered race of dwarfs, that they are a product of our imagination, or that they are incorporeal spirits.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 596 Pages (1,867 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
When twelve-year-old Sophie Williams went on a Girl Scout summer camp, she never returned home.
Three months later, her body is found inside her sleeping bag in the most frequented area of Cocoa Beach, and the town is outraged.
The girl isn't just any child. She's the town's most beloved surf idol, and it was believed that she could be the next Kelly Slater.
As another child, the son of a well-known senator is kidnapped, and the parents receive a disturbing video, FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas -- who has just returned to her hometown, divorced and out of a job -- plunges into the investigation, breaking her promise to her children not to do police work again.
Local law enforcement, with her old flame Matt Miller in charge, are the ones who ask for her help in a case so unsettling that only she can solve it. But the deeper they dig, the deadlier it becomes for Matt and Eva Rae. Soon, everyone she holds dear is in grave danger as this case hits a little too close to home.
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Lost and alone without his memory, Skeleton Steve awakens to darkness and confusion at the bottom of the world once again. He can't even remember who he is! Then, when he's quickly captured by several powerful Minecraftians, he's even more confused! It turns out that the expedition force is led by UltimateSword5, Skeleton Steve's friend from back when he was stuck in the Sleeping City the last time, and the Minecraftians are down there looking for him! What luck!
But with his mind wiped by the Wither Lord in the nether, Skeleton Steve struggles to reclaim his identity, even in the safety and prosperity of the beautiful ...
A heartbreaking story of a young girl's fight for survival in a world full of betrayal, hate, and murder...
All her life, twelve-year-old Mud has been told the Devil would be coming for her. With only her schizophrenic mother to protect her, Mud must learn to survive in the swamps of Louisiana by any means necessary.
Even if she must take a life to do it.
But then her mother is murdered in front of her...
Suddenly alone in the world, Mud takes to the streets, stealing what's required to stay alive. She knows that evil is coming, and she trusts no one. Until a chance meeting with Grace Holloway changes everything. Grace seems kind and generous, taking Mud in when no one else would. But Grace's life is also filled with secrets -- dark secrets that could very well destroy them both...
Against the backdrop of a chaotic world three young men seek answers. The voice from the spinneret and the teaching of their Imams fill their minds with Jihad (struggle). But not all Jihad finds its way onto the evening news. The Blue door is a spiritual journey winding its way through the streets of a Middle Eastern souk and trying to find its place in the world.
Yusuf, Omar, and Bassar find themselves caught up in a world of excitement and confusion, and each follow a different path. "Three Jihads," the Imam said, "Wage the war in your heart, let it shape your culture, and when necessary let it wage against the kafir." Yet, the Blue door calls them to step beyond what they know to follow a more difficult path, a path that will lead their Jihad to a whole new level.
Painter Mann is dead... and he's in trouble.
As the world's only ghost private investigator, Painter has sworn to help the murder victims stuck in the InBetween by solving their cases so that they can pass into the next realm.
But as he hunts down a serial killer on a cross-country murder frenzy, he discovers an army of the dead is preparing to wage war on the living.
Only one thing stands in their way: a small-time ghost PI named Painter Mann.
"Dick Wybrow is the perfect fix for Dean Koontz fans looking for a new obsession."-- James, GoodReads 5-star review
"This story is mind boggling. It takes a genius (or madman) to think this stuff up. A true page turner. Can't wait to read his next story. Believe me, you will love this book."-- V. Torres, Amazon 5-star review
Winner of 14 Awards
His pen and his sword are both mighty. When he loses his inspiration, he'll drench the town in blood to get it back.
Hugely successful horror author Jack Court has a chilling secret. When he's not writing bestsellers, he murders the innocent to satisfy the twisted whims of a symbiotic creature who lives within him. But after a sheriff out for justice chases him into the path of an oncoming car, the beast escapes the writer's injured body in search of another host...
Harry Godwine's words have never supported his family the way he knows they deserve. Just when he's given up hope, he suddenly receives inspiration from something new inside of him. Harry's unexpected success may just mean a new life for the ones he loves, as long as he can ignore the unfamiliar internal voice and the endless dreams of blood...
Without the symbiont to maintain his vitality, Jack becomes something different. Something not quite human. Something that's willing to kill anyone in ...
This is the 12th book in the Extraordinary Voyages Series. The Mysterious Island is a crossover sequel to Verne's famous Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways. The book tells the adventures of five Americans on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. The story begins in the American Civil War, during the siege of Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America. As famine and death ravage the city, five northern prisoners of war decide to escape by the unusual means of hijacking a balloon.
If you enjoy thrilling historical novels with a time-travel twist, and you're fascinated by the drama of the Underground Railroad, you'll love IT HAPPENED ON FIFTH STREET: a tale of forgotten heroes.
1837. America. Alf. A hidden letter. Family secrets he's determined to uncover.
2015. New Zealand. Abi. A forgotten tin trunk, a mystery, and a magical old coin.
Alf and Abi, thrown together across the centuries, pool their knowledge. It takes ages, but at last - a breakthrough. They crack the code and Alf demands to be included. He's sworn to silence, for lives and livelihoods are in grave danger.
And then, things go bad. Very bad.
Cincinnati in the 1830s and 40s was a violent place - enemies, riots, persecution of blacks and abolitionists - in this dramatic story you've got it all!
It Happened on Fifth Street is the first in the Freedom Series. Based on new research and a vivid mix of fact and fiction, it brings back to life a forgotten story about real people and real events. ...
She must learn the secrets of the Hebrew letters, her blessing or her curse?
Girona, Catalunya. 1491.
When nineteen-year-old Maya Bonafeu unknowingly wields unnatural powers towards Count Villalobos's son, the Count banishes Maya and her mother from his estate. Her mother knows these strange abilities must be harnessed and she takes Maya to Girona to study with her brother, Asach. He is the only person who can possibly teach the family legacy, how to use the magical powers of the Hebrew letters. Asach begrudgingly agrees--already knowing only the male lineage is endowed with this gift... until now.
Maya meets charismatic Rafael Ceti, a gifted interpreter who acts as a liaison between the powerful Spanish Inquisitor and the Gironian city officials. Rafael is a converso -- a Jew that has converted to Catholicism, who must straddle two worlds during this perilous time. Together, Maya and Rafael form a bond that will take them through the political maze of the Inquisition,the ...
The Last Train To Berlin tells the story of a family whose roots date to the time of Charlemagne.
It tells of the family's
• struggles with the Vikings
• quest for land in a far-away place
• near-encounter with Napoleon during the course of le Grande Armee's invasion of Russia
• members' service in the Great War and, finally, the book tells, in detail of
• the family's dangerous tribulations during World War II.
Rife with historically accurate detail, the book examines the two major forces that swept across the European landscape:
• ---the 1939 German invasion, annexation, and occupation of Poland with its stultifying and numbing oppression and then
• ---the horrific 1945 counter-sweep by the vengeful Russian Red Army.
The book has received solid 5-Star reviews.
He's laundering Iran's illegal oil money while betraying their nuclear secrets to the Americans AND the Russians. That's triple agent espionage; tricky. He's the MINGRELIAN; code name for the CIA's most important spy. And he's in trouble.
When the CIA station chief in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia blows her cover, Air Force Capt. Boyd Chailland goes undercover flying the diplomatic mail route through Central Asia to re-establish contact with the MINGRELIAN. Espionage quickly becomes an action packed adventure that spreads from the Snow capped Caucasus Mountains to the Persian Gulf and Iran's nuclear coming out party.
This book is dedicated to the life and work of a Christian evangelist and the director of the Ashley Down orphanage in Bristol, George Ferdinand Müller. It has, like the life it sketches, but one aim. It is simply and solely meant to extend, emphasize, and perpetuate George Müller's witness to a prayer-hearing God; to present, as plainly, forcibly, and briefly as is practical, the outlines of a human history, and an experience of the Lord's leadings and dealings, which furnish a sufficient answer to the question:Where is the lord God of Elijah?
"Ms. Harms and Ms. Moose have done an exceptional job of co-authoring a book that flowed smoothly and effortlessly and at no point could I tell who wrote which chapter." -My Girlfriend's Couch Blog
"Heart-wrenching, intense, smoldering, amazing, and beautiful. This book was so perfect." -Bookalicious Babes Blog
A point in time, an unexpected event, changes everything.
Reagan's life was about to begin. A recent college graduate with her career about to launch, she was living in Boston with her best friends. She had everything she worked hard for until one man took it all away, leaving her feeling empty and desolate.
After spending a few years alone, Reagan finally moves to Chicago with her best friend, Aimee, and vows to put her past behind her. When Reagan lands a job at Powers Financial, she never expects to find the one person that would give her back the girl she left behind years ago.
Drew Powers loves being the powerful CFO of a successful corporation and raising his son, ...
When Ryan and Tessa Monroe perish in their home's blazing inferno their three sons, long estranged from each other, return to Tucson for the funeral. Differences continue to divide them until two spent bullets, revealed in the hand of the undertaker, brings them to the shocking realization that their parents were murdered and the fire set to cover it.
While the brothers search for who would murder two beloved, elderly store owners, a long-buried history emerges painting a picture of a past they never knew existed; a past that boils down to one man and his obsession for revenge.
During their hunt for the murderer, the brothers come to realize that blood is thicker than the petty differences that have divided their past as the quest for the justice owed their parents rebuilds the bonds between them.
In the vaulted Gothic towers of Notre-Dame lives Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer. Mocked and shunned for his appearance, he is pitied only by Esmerelda, a beautiful gypsy dancer to whom he becomes completely devoted. Esmerelda, however, has also attracted the attention of the sinister archdeacon Claude Frollo, and when she rejects his lecherous approaches, Frollo hatches a plot to destoy her that only Quasimodo can prevent. Victor Hugo's sensational, evocative novel brings life to the medieval Paris he loved, and mourns its passing in one of the greatest historical romances of the nineteenth century.
Figuring out your future isn't easy. But having everything lined up exactly the way you want, only to have it turned upside down in an instant, spells disaster.
Bree Acosta has her life under control, and she's finally on the right path... until a night in Vegas changes everything.
It only takes one dance. One innocent touch that isn't supposed to lead to a mind-blowing kiss... but it does. Now Bree finds herself questioning every decision she's ever made.
Stuck between what she was convinced would be her future, and what she once thought was her past, Bree needs to figure out where her heart is... and fast.
But while she struggles to choose -- her options diminishing by the hour, the stakes increasing by the minute -- she's completely unaware that danger lurks around the corner, and it's waiting for the perfect moment to strike.
"MINDBLOWING FANTASY THRILLER! Your ideas about reality will never be the same." - A.C. Crispin - New York Times Bestselling author of the STARBRIDGE series, numerous STAR WARS and STAR TREK titles, and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: The Price of Freedom.
In a family with a long line of "witchers," Ethan West exhibits the ability to see across time and space at an early age. Punished mercilessly by his mother to suppress his power, Ethan grows to adulthood in the present-day Maryland countryside learning to hide his gifts, only exercising them to make a modest living. He achieves brief happiness by marrying the love of his life, but normalcy doesn't last long. In a thunderstorm, Ethan's wife, Bethany, is vaporized by a freak lightning strike. Like a whisper in the wind, he hears Beth's thoughts and knows she still exists somewhere, somewhen.
If he can see across time, why can't he inhabit one of those times? Ethan takes on a quest that will shatter his understanding of reality and ...
Pirates, puzzles, and plunder combine as Blackbeard becomes the scourge of the seas in this story like "Pirates of the Caribbean meets Indiana Jones!" - James (Amazon.co.uk)
What would you do for your Freedom?
Would you steal?
For Edward Thatch, there's no questioning the depths he will go for his Freedom.
"Kept me turning page after page to see what was going to happen."
- Teressa J Betts
Edward didn't know he had bought a former pirate ship, and when the marine captain Isaac Smith threatened to take it, and his freedom, away he takes matters into his own hands.
Edwards action sends him, and his best friend Henry Morgan, running from the law on an adventure across the historical Caribbean & Latin America. The two will have to fight not only to stay alive, but to stay free during the so-called "Golden Age" of piracy.
And as Edward learns more about the pirate who owned the ship before them, and the surprises he left behind, the more he learns about the threat it ...
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Evil comes in many forms, and it isn't always in the devil you can't see.
Olivia O'Reilly leaves Charleston and her career as an investigative journalist behind. She finds refuge in the small town of Pine Hill, Georgia, where no one knows who she is or the mistakes she's made. She needs anonymity as much as peace and quiet.
However, when unusual things begin occurring in the sleepy community of Pine Hill, Olivia's innate curiosity draws her back into dangerous habits.
The old Hadley Mansion, a vacant and dilapidated eyesore, is purchased by a company called A Vital Force. This seems like a good thing. But during an uninvited visit to the house, Olivia makes a sinister discovery that sends a chill down her spine.
A suspicious gas explosion kills and injures dozens of citizens. The survival of one victim is being kept a well-guarded secret. Why?
Olivia knows she must discover the truth about what's happening in this small town she now calls home... whatever the cost.
Occupational Hazards is an omnibus of acclaimed novelettes from the "Return to the Dirt" and "Just Speculating" collections, and new, exclusive stories only available in this book.
The stories exemplify the unsavory side of our everyday existence. Existentialism, absurdism, and outlandish humor merge with ordinary, workaday life for a unique and hilarious perspective of the human experience.
Occupational Hazards is an unflinching ride through the absurdity of it all. Not recommended for the faint of heart or easily offended. But if meaty stories are what you're after...
I hope you're hungry.
"In time-honoured fashion, these taut tales of work and death employ humour to highlight the worst aspects of human behaviour. They're sharp, savage slices of smartly observed social satire, with humour so bleak it raises blisters."
-- murdermayhemandmore.com (on Return to the Dirt)
"True to the Sturtevant style, each tale offers a penetrating view into humanity, opening the doors that ...
It starts with balsam-scented forests, paddling a quiet stream or hiking a high peak... it's an Adirondack state of mind.
But not so for Ellen McCauley Rienz, armed with a summer checklist, she has a wedding to plan and all 46 Adirondack High Peaks to hike... by Labor Day.
Unfortunately, life has a way of interfering with even the best of plans. Something strange is going on at Camp, threatening letters, uninvited neighbors showing up at the most inconvenient times and ghostly apparitions. Add a few mysterious trespassers camping on the lake with glow-in-the dark hula-hoops and summer holds more surprises then Ellen anticipated. When her husband, Vic returns from an extended work trip... different, very different, Ellen is perplexed.
Undaunted by the troublesome irritations, she forges on and learns hiking the High Peaks, while rewarding... is really hard. And sometimes resentments, forgotten and thought long buried have a way of resurrecting themselves.
Award winning author, ...
In 2067, Cathy Fisher, a shy college student, receives an unusual homework assignment: Explain why two earthquakes would occur forty-two minutes apart in both China and Chile. Cathy is unaware that her professor Arnold Spark, is using her insightful answers to save the world.
Spark enlists the help of Soona, a lonely lunar robot who must escape her cruel human captors to search for answers on the comet Charybdis.
After a desperate attempt to rescue his team from a lava engulfed volcanic power generator, Spark, wonders if his design is to blame for the catastrophe. Hunted by a mysterious unseen enemy, Spark searches the globe for the apocalyptic truth.
Set in a 2067 utopia with a hidden dark side, The Spark Anomaly provides a unique juxtaposition of a thrilling sci-fi adventure with the drama of college life.
The Spark Anomaly is an action filled SciFi adventure with engineering based future technologies and plausible advances in modern physics.
"... Indiana Jones [style] solid ...
What to do when your crush turns out to be a monster (and other such problems).
Just when correctional nurse October Grace has a handle on her stressful job and taking care of her mentally ill mother, a shifter king and a potential vampire mate plunge her into a foreign land that's on the brink of starvation. Now, with a ticking clock and a target on her back, October takes up the mantle of becoming one of the rare Omens who can bring hope to a dying world.
Mason and Von remain by her side to shield the national treasure while she sacrifices herself to reap the souls that will feed the nations of Terraway. As the death toll rises daily, October finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat world where fairytale creatures run wild... and every day is a new bloody battle.
If you love Bella Forrest, Cassandra Clare, and falling in love with the bad boy, you'll devour the "Terraway" series by Mary E. Twomey.
"Taste" is book one in a 9-part reverse harem reaper romance series written by ...
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They killed her family to draw her out. Now, she wants revenge, and nothing will stop her from getting it.
Trained by the Indian Army and honed by years in the field as India's 'tip-of-the-spear' in the war against terror, Agent Myla takes on the might of the greatest threat Indian society as ever faced.
It is 733 AD in Anglo-Saxon Britain - a time of warriors, war and religious extremes.
Begiloc, a young freedman from Wimborne, is a man of action. But his world turns upside down when the young Briton and his best friend Meryn are ordered away to protect English missionaries in Germany.
For a man accustomed to brutality, Begiloc has a soft spot for the purple-tinged mountains, waterfalls, lakes, animals, trees and flowers - beginning to muse whether they, rather than Man, do not better embody the essence of God.
Mission follows mission across the continent, and Begiloc is driven ever further from his loved ones. His ultimate foe is the corrupt and cruel Bishop of Rems, Milo.
Will Begiloc ever be free from his obligations to the Church, and reunited with those whom he has been so long separated?
John Broughton's The Purple Thread is a historical thrill-ride across 8th century Europe, which also rings some very contemporary bells, and a tale of a man's psychological battle to ...
Uncle Tom's cab, a remarkable novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe, was revolutionary in 1852 for his passionate allegation of slavery and for the presentation of Tom, "man of humanity", as the first black hero of American narrative. Tagged as racist and condescending by some contemporary critics, it remains a shocking, controversial and powerful job.
A young woman trapped in darkness faces a choice--a chance for love or the freedom of light?
Stella lives in Noctum, land of eternal night. In Noctum, the stars shine so bright it feels like you can pluck them from the sky, festivals are held for each special moon, and the Northern Lights are worshipped every wintertide. But the darkness hides many sins. Draven, Noctum's ruthless immortal king, rules behind the protective walls of Caligo. While, outside in Darkwood, Stella and the other forest dwellers live in terror of foul creatures called the Shade.
Life in Darkwood is brutal and brief. When her brother, a soldier in the Shadow Guard, is killed, Stella's hope wanes as the dangers that surround her close in. But stars shine brightest in the deepest dark, and when she witnesses one falling into the black heart of Darkwood, hope arrives in the unlikeliest manner. A stranger named Luc appears speaking of strange, impossible things -- of a golden disc called the sun, of lands drenched ...
"The Beauty Doctor is a compelling historical novel steeped in mystery with strong elements of a medical thriller."--READERS' FAVORITE Book Reviews, 5-stars
"An interesting plot and insight into the practice of medicine in the early twentieth century... It kept me reading and did not disappoint."--HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY Book Reviews
Finalist, 2018 Eric Hoffer Book Award, 2017 AZ Literary Awards, and a Medallion Honoree of the Book Readers Appreciation Group
In the spring of 1907, Abigail Platford finds herself unexpectedly adrift in New York City. Penniless and full of self-doubt, she has abandoned her dream of someday attending medical school and becoming a doctor like her late father. Instead, she takes a minor position in the office of Dr. Franklin Rome, hoping at least to maintain contact with the world of medicine that fascinates her. She soon learns that the handsome and sophisticated Dr. Rome is one of a rare new breed of so-called beauty doctors who chisel noses, pin back ...
In the battle between grief and love, only the strongest will survive...
1272 A.D. - Recovering from a great tragedy that had befallen his family, Scott de Wolfe, eldest son of William de Wolfe and Jordan Scott, has become a career knight with no feeling, no compassion. As a premier knight for Henry III, Scott has been tasked with the management of the massive fortress of Castle Canaan after the death of the castle's commander. Although it seems like a simple enough task, little does Scott know that the moment he enters this fortress is the moment his life will change... forever.
Lady Avrielle du Rennic is reeling over the death of her husband and she blames de Wolfe for it. Fed by grief, she lashes out at the big knight who has come to take her husband's place and, eventually, take the fortress. Scott has no patience for the woman in mourning but he stops short of punishing her because she is the mother to three small children. When Scott happens to save one of her children from ...
Dig into the mind of a middle-aged woman trying desperately to fit into a society chained with churches, consumerism for prosperity and the idea of coupledom to feel complete. Something snapped and Juls sold everything including her successful private practice to run away alone and focus on her own healing.
"THE YEAR OF THE FROG" candidly portrays the struggle she went through trying to do everything perfectly to fit into a society entrenched with what she calls "Controligion". In the book she defines Controligion as a way to command with the illusion of a moral code keeping the soul small. Juls tried to fit into that world for over 40 years seeking the Prince of Peace for salvation, consumerism for prosperity and kissing frogs to find Prince Charming. Juls traded in scientific fact for feeling, medical journals for shamanic healing and the church for Mother Earth's teachings - turning her mid-life crisis into a mid-life awakening.
No sooner is clinically depressed heiress Mica Psmith expelled from the twelfth grade than the principal of her high school offers her a unique proposal. She can graduate on time if she enrolls in a secretive boarding school whose motto -- The Program will change your life or your money back -- is vaguely chilling.
In spite of reservations (if there's one thing she doesn't care for it's meddling, and Principal Goodman is a meddler), Mica enrolls in the Program, setting into motion a bizarre series of events. Though at first the tricks seem harmless, the events grow increasingly more interconnected and dangerous. Alone except for her traveling companion, Roman, Mica begins to fear for her life.
Terrified of the growing possibility that the Program is little more than a theatrical con game, or worse, of the very real possibility that it is a death plot, Mica and Roman risk everything to uncover the truth. But is Roman really watching out for Mica or is he tied to the criminals ...
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The Gripping Thriller That Launched The Award-Winning, Bestselling Series!
FBI agent Nick Bracco can't stop a Kurdish terrorist from firing missiles at random homes across the country. The police can't stand watch over every household, so Bracco recruits his cousin Tommy to help track down this terrorist. Tommy is in the Mafia. Oh yeah, it gets messy fast. As fast as you can turn the pages.
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War and Peace centers broadly on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the best-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves behind his family to fight in the war against Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young daughter of a nobleman, who intrigues both men. As Napoleon's army invades, Tolstoy vividly follows characters from diverse backgrounds as they struggle with the problems unique to their era, their history, and their culture.
The universe has reached the end of its life and has suffered its eventual heat death. But something has gathered all the life-forms that had ever existed and placed them in a lattice-work sphere around the last star. This reality is known to a select few, and the ultimate purpose for their existence is known to fewer still.
The Akarans lived in harmony with their world and the word war did not exist. But something from outside got into their world. Something designed to end all life. When it is discovered that the Akarans are the only thing immune to the pathogen a small group must make their way to the central world before they destroy Akara in an attempt to stop the pathogen and save the rest of the worlds.
Ariella lived in this idyllic world. Her life had fixed stars and happiness was its destination. But she yearned for something more. She yearned for something that would break up her routine. When the truth of her existence became known, she got it. But would she regret it.
Sometimes Trust Can Get You Killed
Retired Marine Special Operator Deep Del Toro watched the newscaster play the video of the woman he loves fighting off the FBI agent and escaping from a murder scene the night before. Now, Lacey's turning herself over to the police. What Deep's practiced eye saw in the video was a highly-choreographed crime. But somehow Lacey had thwarted the professionals' plans.
She is in imminent danger.
Enmeshed in a mystery that includes the FBI, the CIA, and a tangle of interconnected international crimes, Deep and Lacey work to discover who plays the good guy and who plays the bad guy in a gray world where right and wrong easily overlap.
Lives depend on them.
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In Too Deep is the first book in the Strike Force Series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone, a part of this series, or part of the Iniquus World. In Too Deep does not have a cliffhanger ending.
The Rescue, A Romance of the Shallows is one of Joseph Conrad's works contained in The Lingard Trilogy, a group of novels based on Conrad's experience as mate on the steamer Vidar. Although it was the last of the three novels to be published, after Almayer's Folly (1895) and An Outcast of the Islands (1896), the events related in the novel precede those. The story follows Captain Tom Lingard, the recurring protagonist of The Lingard Trilogy, who was on his way to help a native friend regain his land when he falls in love with a married woman whose yacht he saves from foundering.
The Apocalypse has come - and it has left the World in ruins...
'A smashing writer who really knows how to weave a tale... ' Booksellers' Choice
Following the terror of the Apocalypse, life in the community of Tugaim, Ireland is simple - but controlled.
Families eke out their meagre livings from the blasted earth, carefully avoiding the forbidden patches of land that still shine with eerie light...
Joanna Grady is happy in this community, and has even met Flynn, whom she loves and hopes to be matched to. They dream of Ancient Ireland, a land of magic, royalty and terrible foes.
But bloodlines are carefully examined, and matches between families are only made to promote healthy breeding - preventing Mutant spawn.
Suddenly, Joanna's father breaks the news that she has been matched to Muldooney, a pig farmer. She is devastated, but can't fight what is happening.
She cannot bear it.
She flees - into the forbidden place, the Glowing Lands. But little does she know that the ...
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"I am sixteen years old and I will die on the morning of my seventeenth birthday. As tradition dictates, I will be sacrificed and my life's blood will determine which one of my two brothers will be King. My blood will kill one and crown one. My name is Everleigh and I am the Kingmaker."
The legend of the Kingmaker goes back millions of years. Kingmakers are special; their magic chooses the rightful King of the Realm and they all die on their seventeenth birthday.
Except this one.
Saved from the inevitable, Everleigh learns that she is the Kingmaker who will live, the Kingmaker who will rule, the Kingmaker who will be Queen.
But not everyone agrees with an age-old prophecy that says a girl will rule the Realm and soon Everleigh is locked in a deadly battle for the throne.
Can she escape her blood-thirsty enemies and live long enough to be crowned Queen?
The Kingmaker is a magical young adult fantasy, packed with fantastical twists, ...
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The Charterhouse of Parma narrates the adventures of the young noble Italian Fabrizio del Dongo, from its birth in 1798 to his death. Fabrice spent his early years in the family's castle on Lake Como, while most of the rest of the novel is set in a fictionalized Parma. The book begins with the French army sweep in Milan and stir the sleepy region of Lombardy, which was allied with Austria. Fabrice grows surrounded by intrigues and alliances for and against the French.
In Gene Skellig's terrifyingly plausible military techno-thriller, Winter Kill - War With China Has Already Begun, you will be immediately drawn into the strong characters of this richly detailed adventure. As the pace accelerates, you will become wrapped up in the action at the local level. At the same time, your thirst for the economic, geopolitical and military context of the war will be thoroughly satisfied. With unexpected developments and twists, this story will confront you with the daunting challenge of surviving in the Winter Kill world, just as it confronted the people of the Sunshine Coast communities of the Pacific Northwest and numerous strategic locations around the world.
When the Nuclear Extinction War (NEW) begins, it comes as a complete surprise to just about everybody. But for retired military planner, Casey Callaghan, it represents the culmination of the worst case scenario which he had feared was inevitable - and one for which he had made extensive preparations. ...
Described by William Faulkner as the best novel ever written and by Fyodor Dostoevsky as "flawless," Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness.
The Hobbit meets Robin Hood: Men in Tights in this "slight" parody.
Adventure. Excitement. Epik craves those things.
In search of a father he's never known and of magic he's sure he'll exhibit (once the timing is right), the young halfling moves to his local kingdom. There, Epik becomes the apprentice to the first wizard he meets - the only wizard left in the city. And for the first time in his life, the halfling makes friends, most notably with a beautiful half-elf girl named Myra.
As a secret sect meet to plot the king's demise, a family of mountain trolls threatens the city. And Epik sees the opportunity to do something, well, epic.
He must learn magic.
He must save the girl.
And he must protect the kingdom... Before it falls into the wrong hands.
Spot the pop culture references, uncover the realm's mysteries, and chuckle your way through this light-hearted fantasy adventure.
Hero in a Halfling is the first in the Epik Fantasy Series. Perfect for fans of both Discworld and ...
The things that go bump in the night are supposed to be headboards, not monsters.
Leaving my husband was hard. Trying to face the world alone with my teenage daughter is the sort of thing nightmares are made of, but I caught a break. My best friend just hired me for a great job. It's not anything special, simply managing the leasing office of this very fancy and highly exclusive neighborhood, yet the perks mean I get my second chance.
Speaking of perks, my rent-free house is right beside not just one handsome man, but five! Each one is hotter than the last, and all of them seem interested in me. Maybe I can't remember the last date I was on, but if I want to master being a strong woman, then this is a good place to start. It's just dating, right?
Normal life stuff.
Not so much.
Everyone around us has these strange golden eyes. Then there are the questions no one will answer. And who cares if there's a lot of wildlife running around at night? I do, especially when a wolf keeps ...
Fitzgerald's second novel, a devastating portrait of the excesses of the Jazz Age, is a largely autobiographical depiction of a glamorous, reckless Manhattan couple and their spectacular spiral into tragedy. Published on the heels of This Side of Paradise, the story of the Harvard-educated aesthete Anthony Patch and his willful wife, Gloria, is propelled by Fitzgerald's intense romantic imagination and demonstrates an increased technical and emotional maturity. The Beautiful and Damned is at once a gripping morality tale, a rueful meditation on love, marriage, and money, and an acute social document. As Hortense Calisher observes in her Introduction, "Though Fitzgerald can entrance with stories so joyfully youthful they appear to be safe -- when he cuts himself, you will bleed."
This book has caused an even greater sensation in America than This Side of Paradise. It is a long, searching, and absolutely convincing study of degeneration, that degeneration which ruins so many of the ...
Being outlaw is in Shea Stevens's blood.
Eight years after getting out of prison, Shea Stevens has her own business building custom motorcycles. But when her niece is kidnapped, Shea launches herself back into the criminal underworld of Arizona's high desert. She's determined to rescue the frightened girl, even if she has to join forces with her father's outlaw biker gang to do it.
But not everything is as it appears. Shea finds herself torn between competing loyalties and forced to confront an ugly truth that nearly destroyed her. To survive, she must follow her own rules, even if it puts her freedom at risk.
In her debut novel, Dharma Kelleher delivers a groundbreaking thriller that is equal parts Sons of Anarchy and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Iron Goddess takes readers on a gritty, high-speed adventure that will keep you turning pages late into the night.
In 1940, Olivia Desantis gives birth to a son through infidelity. Wishing to remain with his wife, Michael forces her to give the child away. Olivia does, and she regrets her decision for the rest of her life. 3 decades later, that child, Alfonso Machetti, has grown to become a captain in the Scarlatti crime family in Cold Harbor City. In just one night, Alfonso's life is turned upside down when the entire Scarlatti family is murdered and he is exiled to a lawless prison by the mayor. While incarcerated, Alfonso loses himself in the depths of his own madness, only to eventually learn of his birth mother. Olivia is dying, and has asked her husband to let her see her son one last time before it's too late. Follow Alfonso Machetti as he regains all that was taken from him and witness the birth of a legacy. How far would you go for family?
Chris Love was born and raised in Chester, SC. Since childhood, he has dreamed of being a writer and now he is. At 35 years old, Chris is ...
Psychologist, Dr. Sylvia Marstens, is making a fresh start. The move from NYU to Silicon Valley is just the ticket to break out of her rut. With a huge boost in salary, beautiful California weather, and complete autonomy at work, her new job is a dream come true.
The world's largest online video sharing service, UVid, has a problem. The Content Moderators hired to review questionable materials are quitting en masse. Some videos are just too disturbing and disgusting to forget. Dr. Marstens, with her unorthodox method of isolating and suppressing traumatic memories, has the perfect solution to solve UVid's expensive turnover troubles. Her controversial technique, long denounced in the halls of academia, is more than welcome in the land of algorithms and code. It is a match made in heaven.
She soon discovers some traumas cut too deep. Sometimes the past comes back. Some horrors will not stay buried. In this terrifying thriller, Dr. Marstens finds even she cannot escape her own dark ...
The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dostoyevsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was completed and published in November 1880. The book is a passionate philosophical novel set in 19th century Russia, that enters deeply into the ethical debates of God, free will, and morality. It is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, and reason, set against a modernizing Russia. Dostoyevsky composed much of the novel in Staraya Russa, which inspired the main setting. Since its publication, it has been acclaimed all over the world by intellectuals as one of the supreme achievements in literature.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky ( 1821 - 1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher. Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the context of the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. Many literary critics rate him as one of ...
"Matt Drabble is a name that will one day be as widely recognized as Stephen King & Dean Koontz" - READERS FAVORITE
From the multi award winning & best selling author of the ASYLUM & GATED trilogies.
Hugo Montague was a man of boundless cruelty that lived on beyond his mortal days. The portrait that he commissioned has hung on many walls, but has always overseen tragedy and murder.
The painting was long thought destroyed in a fire, but now there are those desperate to find the portrait if it still exists
Travis Parker was an insurance investigator, but now he is a widower trapped within his own pain and broken promises. When he is approached by the mysterious Telfer Vargas to track down the portrait he reluctantly agrees to one last case.
Charlotte Goode has a long personal history with the painting and will let nothing stand in her way to avenge her family.
The race across Europe to find the painting soon becomes littered with death as dark supernatural forces converge and ...
Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (published as L. M. Montgomery). Written for all ages, it has been considered a children's novel since the mid-twentieth century. It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town.
Since its publication, Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into 20 languages. Montgomery wrote numerous sequels, and since her death, another sequel has been published, as well as an authorized prequel. The original book is taught to students around the world
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" is Oscar Wilde's classic tale of the moral decline of its title character, Dorian Gray. When Dorian has his portrait painted by Basil Hallward and wishes that he would stay young while his picture changes, his wish comes true. In exchange for this Dorian gives up his soul and as he ages the bad deeds that he commits are reflected in his painting and not him. "The Picture of Dorian Gray", arguably Wilde's most popular work, was considered quite scandalous when it was first published in the late 1800s in Victorian England.
Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand. Although there was a real Cyrano de Bergerac, the game is a fictionalization of her life that follows the broad outline of it.The entire game is written in verse, rhyming twelve syllables per line, very close to the classic form of Alexandria, but the verses sometimes lacks a caesura. Hercule Cyrano de Bergerac, a cadet (noble serving as a soldier) in the French army, is a feisty, strong-willed man of many talents. Besides being a great duelist, it is a talented, joyful poet and is also proven to be a musician. However, he has a very large nose, which is the reason for its insecurity. This doubt prevents him from expressing his love for his distant cousin, the beautiful Roxane and intellectual heir, as he believes that his ugliness denies him the "dream of being loved by even an ugly woman".