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Yu Hua - The Past and the Punishments: Eight Stories (Fiction from Modern China)

To travel through these stories is to cross a landscape of stunning beauty and terrific cruelty, where expectations are subverted, where moral certainties are shattered, where gorgeously wrought surfaces beguile at the same time that acts of incredible brutality horrify. It is no wonder that Yumore...To travel through these stories is to cross a landscape of stunning beauty and terrific cruelty, where expectations are subverted, where moral certainties are shattered, where gorgeously wrought surfaces beguile at the same time that acts of incredible brutality horrify. It is no wonder that Yu Hua's stories caused a sensation when they first appeared in the 1980s. His work represents a sophisticated and often disturbing revolution in the Chinese literary tradition, reminiscent of the fiction of modernists like Kafka, Kawabata, Borges, and Robbe-Grillet, but drawing inspiration from several strains of traditional Chinese narrative as well. This is the first collection of short fiction by Yu Hua to appear in English. It takes us on a haunting and harrowing journey from classical China through the Cultural Revolution and into the new era of economic reform, exploding along the way our preconceived notions of what Chinese literature and culture are all about in the 1990s.

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Published: Jun 1, 1996
Pages: 292
ISBN: 0824818172

Victoria Zak - Highland Burn (Guardians of Scotland Book 1)

"Victoria Zak delivers a well-executed novel and a thrilling paranormal/highland romance!"
~ InD'Tale Magazine 5 Stars, 4 Steam Kettles, Crowned Heart Review

"This is a wonderful book filled with romance, Scottish history, dragons, and betrayal."
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more..."Victoria Zak delivers a well-executed novel and a thrilling paranormal/highland romance!"
~ InD'Tale Magazine 5 Stars, 4 Steam Kettles, Crowned Heart Review

"This is a wonderful book filled with romance, Scottish history, dragons, and betrayal."
~ Paranormal Romance Guild, 5 Stars

Will Love’s Flame Quench the Dragon’s Fire? ...

The past never stays in the past, it rears its ugly head eventually. James the Black Douglas knows this all too well. With a past that has left him vengeful and his dragon blood thirsty, his reputation as a ruthless warrior haunts his enemies in their sleep. As his allegiance stands with Robert Bruce, the King of Scotland, he must now repay a debt to the king and agrees to marry his daughter, Abigale Bruce. The problem is he doesn’t want a wife. When flames start to burn out of control between him and the auburn-haired lass, he must decide to either kindle the flames of passion or shelter her from the truth and set her free.

It’s What Shines in the Dark That Brings Forth Your True Light...

Determined to keep his daughter safe and out of the hands of the English, Robert hides Abigale behind the safe walls of a nunnery. After eight long years of living her life in seclusion, Abigale is finally set free. But her new found freedom comes to an abrupt halt when she learns of her betrothal to the infamous Bogeyman – James the Black Douglas. She soon finds herself falling in love with the uncontainable and haunted man. Is her love enough to soften his hardened heart?


Publisher: Victoria Zak
Published: Jul 19, 2014
Pages: 224

Patricia Smith - Time Split - Briggs

Sarah's battle to escape the post-apocalyptic nuclear world results in a fight for her life and the need to seek help from an old friend. The long awaited sequel to Time Split.

Published:
Pages: 148

Patricia Rice - Dash of Enchantment

previously titled TOUCHED BY MAGICShe was woman enough to tempt a saint--and lady enough to be dangerous...Lady Cassandra Howard has frequented gambling hells as her father’s lucky charm since childhood —but luck ran out along the way. Now, her brother intends to sell her into marriage withmore...previously titled TOUCHED BY MAGICShe was woman enough to tempt a saint--and lady enough to be dangerous...Lady Cassandra Howard has frequented gambling hells as her father’s lucky charm since childhood —but luck ran out along the way. Now, her brother intends to sell her into marriage with a wealthy, dissolute rake. Cass has done many things for her family, but this won’t be one of them.Her neighbor, “Saint” Wyatt Mannering, Earl of Merrick, has chosen a bride—one as proper and virtuous as he. But when lovely Cass attempts to trick him into marriage with seduction, he’s almost tempted—except she’s much too naïve to be a seductress and his conscience won’t let him. By saving her reputation, he ruins her life. After a young man nearly dies in a duel attempting to protect Cass from her abusive husband, she flees to her burned-out home in the country—the estate next to Wyatt’s, where she vows never to be dependent on another man, including the earl, who is rapidly losing his halo over his ravishing new neighbor.

Publisher: Book View Cafe
Published: Feb 13, 2013
Pages: 271

Patricia Rice - Devil's Lady

The Methodist and the highwayman: heaven, meet hell...Her pious father’s murder leaves Faith Montague orphaned and lost on the dangerous road to London , only to be rescued by a notorious highwayman. Morgan de Lacy, a lawless rake with the bearing of a nobleman, treats her finer than those whomore...The Methodist and the highwayman: heaven, meet hell...Her pious father’s murder leaves Faith Montague orphaned and lost on the dangerous road to London , only to be rescued by a notorious highwayman. Morgan de Lacy, a lawless rake with the bearing of a nobleman, treats her finer than those who should have loved and protected her. Recognizing a fine gem when he sees one, de Lacy sets about seducing his orphaned companion. His caresses incite passion…his fiery kisses tantalize, and Faith is in peril of losing herself to temptation.She may be the brash Irishman’s captive, but pride will not allow her to surrender to a man whose lust for revenge terrifies her.

Publisher: Rice Enterprises
Published: Jan 19, 2013
Pages: 384

Nicholas Carr - The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate“Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tappedmore...Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate“Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by “tools of the mind”—from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer—Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways. Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic—a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources. Its ethic is that of the industrialist, an ethic of speed and efficiency, of optimized production and consumption—and now the Net is remaking us in its own image. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection. Part intellectual history, part popular science, and part cultural criticism, The Shallows sparkle

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: Jun 6, 2011
Pages: 280
ISBN: 0393339750

Lissa Matthews - Committed: An Erotic Valentine's Tale

Matt and Grace have been in an open, live-in relationship for four years. Both were raised in unconventional homes, Matt's parents having an open marriage, and Grace's parents being swingers. They didn't know they'd want their own relationship to be any different when they beganmore...Matt and Grace have been in an open, live-in relationship for four years. Both were raised in unconventional homes, Matt's parents having an open marriage, and Grace's parents being swingers. They didn't know they'd want their own relationship to be any different when they began seeing one another. Especially, Matt. However, he's been feeling restless and discontent of late, and what he thought he wanted, was no longer satisfying or bringing him pleasure.He's realized it's time for a change.On a whim, he flies Grace out to Denver during his business trip so they could spend Valentine's Day together. He doesn't have a rock solid plan beyond making use of every available surface in his hotel suite, but he does have a proposal for Grace, and it's one he hopes she's willing to consider.

Publisher: Lissa Matthews
Published: Jan 31, 2012
Pages: 23

Felicity Heaton - Her Guardian Angel: Her Angel Romance Series

Enter the gripping, sensual, intense and dramatic world of the Her Angel romance series, where passionate angels fight to protect the women who capture their hearts from a deadly war...A love so strong it will shake Heaven and Hell.A guardian angel dedicated to his duty, Marcus will do whatever Heavenmore...Enter the gripping, sensual, intense and dramatic world of the Her Angel romance series, where passionate angels fight to protect the women who capture their hearts from a deadly war...A love so strong it will shake Heaven and Hell.A guardian angel dedicated to his duty, Marcus will do whatever Heaven asks of him, but even his loyalty has its limits. When his superior orders him to gain Amelia's trust through seduction, Marcus starts to question his mission and his feelings for the beautiful woman he has watched over since her birth.Amelia has gone from one bad relationship to another, so when a gorgeous guy moves in next door looking like Mr Right, she hopes he doesn't turn out to be another black knight in disguise. But there's more to Marcus than meets the eye, and when he rescues her from three demonic men, Amelia is thrust into his nightmarish world. On the run from demonic angels and the Devil himself, aided by warrior angels and their amazing women, Marcus and Amelia discover a love that will last forever.When the strength of that love is put to the test, will Marcus and Amelia win their fight for survival against the odds or will they lose in a deadly eternal game between Heaven and Hell?The books in the Her Angel paranormal romance series are joined by world rather than story, so you can enjoy reading them in any order.Books in the Her Angel romance series:Her Dark Angel (Her Angel romance book #1)Her Fallen Angel (Her Angel romance book #2)Her Warrior Angel (Her Angel romance book #3)Her Guardian Angel (Her Angel romance book #4)Praise for Her Guardian Angel (Her Angel Romance Series Book 4)"A story with a dark and lethal mystery laced with betrayal, of Heaven and of Hell. Her Guardian Angel is a full throttle, action packed love story that you will not be able to put down! Felicity Heaton, I hope you are working on the next installment because I am addicted to this series!" -- Talina, Night Owl Reviews -- 4.75 out of 5 -- TOP PICK!"I highly recommend reading this paranormal romance book in a seat that you can buckle yourself into while having an entire day on your hands. Once you pick up Her Guardian Angel you can't put it down...This book is packed with awesomeness. Readers are given an incredible love story, heaps of action and fighting and a suspenseful story that you are crazy if you don't run out buy it and read it." -- Vanessa, The Jeep Diva -- 5 out of 5"This book had me glued to the pages. It was an unputdownable paranormal romance read with an array of characters that you feel an instant connection with, a swoon worthy hero who risks it all for the woman he loves, and a strong heroine who will fight right along side him, this book truly has it all." -- Paromantasy -- 5 out of 5"I feel like this book has changed the entire dynamic of the universe Felicity Heaton has created. Something big is introduced and if the series continues I can see it having huge impact on the overall battle between heaven and hell. The battles are big,

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: Jul 30, 2011
Pages: 216
ISBN: 1463788363

Edward Abbey - The Monkey Wrench Gang (Perennial Classics)

Edward Abbey called The Monkey Wrench Gang a "comic extravaganza," which it is, although one with a clear, serious message: to protect the American wilderness from the forces of commercial enterprise. The story centers on George Hayduke, an ex-Green Beret and Vietnam vet, who returns to themore...Edward Abbey called The Monkey Wrench Gang a "comic extravaganza," which it is, although one with a clear, serious message: to protect the American wilderness from the forces of commercial enterprise. The story centers on George Hayduke, an ex-Green Beret and Vietnam vet, who returns to the Southwestern desert after the war to find his beloved canyons and rivers threatened by industrial development. On a whitewater rafting trip down the Colorado River, Hayduke joins forces with three others who share his indignation and want to do something about it: feminist saboteur and Bronx exile Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D. Together they venture off to become eco-raiders, waging war on the strip miners, clear-cutters, and the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are turning their natural habitat into a wasteland. The misadventures of this motley group make for an uproarious blend of chaos, conflict, and comedy.

Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Published: Jul 1, 2000
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0060956445

Dan Waddell - Blood Atonement

Genealogist Nigel Barnes’s second case leads him into the dark heart of the Mormon church and a gruesome, century-old secret.Detective Chief Inspector Grant Foster is called to a homicide at the home of a single mother in Queens Park, London. Her throat has been cut from earmore...Genealogist Nigel Barnes’s second case leads him into the dark heart of the Mormon church and a gruesome, century-old secret.Detective Chief Inspector Grant Foster is called to a homicide at the home of a single mother in Queens Park, London. Her throat has been cut from ear to ear and her body dumped in the garden. Her daughter and only child, Naomi, who has just turned fourteen that day, is missing. As the hours tick by, the feeling grows among Foster’s colleagues that this is most likely becoming a double-murder inquiry. With nothing in the present to indicate a motive, Foster decides to delve into the dead woman’s past only to find out she does not have one. He calls on genealogist Nigel Barnes. The trail takes Barnes back to late Victorian England where it abruptly ends with a young couple who came from the United States to England. Nigel’s quest takes him on trip through the violent history of the Mormon church as he and Foster race to solve a shameful, long-kept secret that is about to have bloody repercussions in the present, and for which someone is seeking vengeance.Dan Waddell delivers another gritty, suspenseful mystery that will keep readers guessing until the last page.

Publisher: Minotaur Books
Published: Aug 18, 2009
Pages: 352

Barbara Parker - The Perfect Fake

In New York Times bestselling author Barbara Parker’s brilliant new stand-alone novel, the forgery of a rare five-hundred-year-old map sparks a thrilling chase from Miami to London and the Italian Alps in a remarkable tale of international intrigue. Tom Fairchild is a man with a past hemore...In New York Times bestselling author Barbara Parker’s brilliant new stand-alone novel, the forgery of a rare five-hundred-year-old map sparks a thrilling chase from Miami to London and the Italian Alps in a remarkable tale of international intrigue. Tom Fairchild is a man with a past he can’t shake. He’s struggling to make it as a graphic artist, but his probation officer thinks he belongs in jail. When millionaire Miami real estate developer Stuart Barlowe offers him $50,000 to travel to Italy to duplicate a rare Renaissance map, Tom sees a way to solve his problems. The only catch is that Barlowe’s daughter, Allison, a map expert herself, has to supervise the project. Allison and Tom fell in love as teenagers, but that was twelve years ago, and now Allison thinks Tom is lying. There’s no way he can make a perfect copy. Tom soon suspects that Barlowe wants a forgery, not a duplicate. He just doesn’t know why, and Allison isn’t talking. When people start turning up dead, and Tom and Allison realize they are being tailed by two men—one a ruthless hit man and the other a rogue government agent—it quickly becomes clear that they have no one to trust but each other.

Publisher: Onyx
Published: Nov 6, 2007
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0451412451

Peter Rowlands - Alternative outcome: Where fact and fiction collide (Mike Stanhope Mysteries Book 1)

Journalist Mike Stanhope, divorced and disillusioned with his job, hopes to spice up his life by self-publishing his own mystery novel online, basing it on a true story. His starting point: a real-life encounter with a woman he feels he recognises at the entrance to a train station. But before he knowsmore...Journalist Mike Stanhope, divorced and disillusioned with his job, hopes to spice up his life by self-publishing his own mystery novel online, basing it on a true story. His starting point: a real-life encounter with a woman he feels he recognises at the entrance to a train station. But before he knows it, he’s caught up in a sequence of disturbing events that threaten to become just as dramatic as those in his book. Embarking on a search for a girl he knew long ago - someone whose memory he drew on for the book - Mike finds himself facing increasingly menacing attempts by someone to prise information from him that he doesn’t think he has. Could the onslaught have been sparked by an article he once wrote, or by his efforts to track down the girl? Or is his story closer to the truth than he imagined? As the pace gathers and the mystery deepens, the prospect of a new relationship hovers in front of Mike, enticing yet tantalisingly out of reach. But he's distracted by his search for the girl from his past – and also by a tempting offer that threatens to undermine his professional integrity. Soon Mike is juggling his precarious hold on his career with his efforts to get his life back on track. He has to reconcile present with past and fact with fiction as his internal and external worlds collide.This opening book in the unfolding Mike Stanhope series sets the bar high with its fast pace, intricate and interweaving plot lines, varied locations, vibrant characters and lively dialogue.Mike Stanhope Mysteries1. Alternative Outcome2. Deficit of Diligence3. Due out in 2017!"…Suddenly you are there with him in the thick of an initially simple mystery which, despite the escalating personal danger, only becomes more puzzling and complex the longer he tries to unravel it. ... "

Publisher: Topham Publishing
Published:
Pages: 401

Suzette Haden Elgin - Earthsong: Native Tongue III (Native Tongue 3)

The final volume in the trilogy feminist science-fiction fans have been waiting for.

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Published: Oct 1, 2002
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1558614044

Peter Meredith - The Apocalypse Crusade War of the Undead Day One: A Zombie Tale by Peter Meredith

In an apocalypse there is definitely a beginning where mistakes are made and the seeds of evil are allowed to sprout and take shape. However, an end is not so certain. Once an Apocalypse occurs not even death is certain. Sometimes death is only the beginning.
At first light that morning, Dr Lee
more...In an apocalypse there is definitely a beginning where mistakes are made and the seeds of evil are allowed to sprout and take shape. However, an end is not so certain. Once an Apocalypse occurs not even death is certain. Sometimes death is only the beginning.
At first light that morning, Dr Lee steps into the Walton facility on the first day of human trials and can barely contain her excitement. The labs are brand spanking new and everything is sharp and clean. They've been built to her specifications and are a scientist's dream. It's where cancer is going to be cured once and for all.
By midnight it's a place of fire, of blood and of death...a death that, like the Apocalypse, is seemingly never ending.


Published: Feb 10, 2015
Pages: 390

Lilliana Anderson - A Beautiful Forever

After ruining the best relationship he has ever had, Elliot's life takes a turn for the worse and he isn't happy with who he's become. Deciding to spend three months in the UK on a working visa, in a bid to find himself again, he boards a plane to London. During the flight he meetsmore...After ruining the best relationship he has ever had, Elliot's life takes a turn for the worse and he isn't happy with who he's become. Deciding to spend three months in the UK on a working visa, in a bid to find himself again, he boards a plane to London. During the flight he meets Paige, a fellow Aussie with a closed heart and a lot to hide. The closer he gets to Paige the more he's sure that she's hiding something. Will it be enough to send him running? Or does he love her enough to fight this time?A Beautiful Forever is the sequel to A Beautiful Struggle - although it can be read on it's own.

Publisher: Lilliana Anderson
Published: Feb 22, 2013
Pages: 304

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