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Kris Michaels - Jasmine (Kings of Guardian Book 6)

Jasmine King loved her chosen profession until she was assigned as Chad Nelson’s personal security officer.The sex-fueled country superstar was either a stone cold killer or the target of a deranged psychopath. Regardless, the self-absorbed bad boy was now hers to protect, and she’d bemore...Jasmine King loved her chosen profession until she was assigned as Chad Nelson’s personal security officer.The sex-fueled country superstar was either a stone cold killer or the target of a deranged psychopath. Regardless, the self-absorbed bad boy was now hers to protect, and she’d be damned if she’d fail—despite the singer’s best efforts to make things difficult.One minute Chad Nelson was the reigning king of country music and in the next, an FBI murder suspect in not one, but two murders. As if that’s not bad enough, he’s in the cross-hairs of someone who wants him dead. He’s got a front row seat to the destruction of his wildly successful and carefully constructed life. Jasmine and Chad are plunged into a deadly situation when the race to get him to safety reveals pursuit by not only Chad’s enemies but worse, Guardian’s. Now, positions are reversed as the country star reaches back to a military past to help free Jasmine from a bloody confrontation. Thankfully, Chad’s not the shallow performer Jasmine originally suspected, and she’ll use any advantage to protect her man as Guardian scrambles to find the killer.Scroll up to claim the newest book of the bestselling Kings of Guardian romance series!

Publisher: Troll River Publications
Published:
Pages: 288

Rebecca York - Wyatt (Gypsy Magic Book 1)

GYPSY MAGIC SERIALThe old woman’s enemies had taken her most precious possession—her son, Carlo. He was lost to her now. Lost by trickery and deceit. But the three people who had cut out her heart would pay in kind. They would feel the pain she had felt. For they each had a son: Wyattmore...GYPSY MAGIC SERIALThe old woman’s enemies had taken her most precious possession—her son, Carlo. He was lost to her now. Lost by trickery and deceit. But the three people who had cut out her heart would pay in kind. They would feel the pain she had felt. For they each had a son: Wyatt Boudreaux, Garner Rousseau, and Andrei Sobatka. Each would suffer a fate worse than death. A fate that would follow him till the end of his days. Part 1: WyattJustice is BlindAn old murder case comes back to haunt Wyatt Boudreaux. Sent by his dad to make sure the gypsies don’t interfere with the conviction of Carlo Mustov, Wyatt runs into the woman he loved and lost, Alessandra King. She blames his father for Carlo’s conviction but she’s shocked to discover Wyatt is blind. Can they bury their differences and work together to find the real killer? And can the embers of passion smoldering between them flame to life again despite the gulf between their worlds?Gypsy Magic: Wyatt…Garner…Andrei…each of these compelling stories ends with an HEA for the hero and heroine. But only the full set will finally get to the bottom of the murder mystery. Be sure to read them all!EXCERPT:The old woman lifted her lantern, the dim glow flickering off the Spanish moss that trailed from the dark branches above her head.Somewhere in the far reaches of the bayou, an animal called out. An animal whose pain echoed her own.Sinking to her knees on the damp ground, she threw back her head and gave voice to her anguish. It was all over now. Her only son, her beloved son, was condemned to die. For a crime she knew he could not have committed. He had made mistakes. She had warned him of the consequences, but never in her wildest imagination had she thought it would come to this.She let her tears flow then. Tears of anger and regret. And when the storm of weeping finally subsided, she gathered her strength for what she must do. From the pocket of her long skirt, she pulled the bandanna with the objects. The pen. The paper cup. The metal tack.Spreading the cloth on the ground, she stared at the tokens she had stolen. None was of material value. But they held the power she needed. For each belonged to one of the people she was going to curse tonight.With bony fingers, she touched each object in turn, calling on her inner strength, summoning the dark powers she had learned to control long ago.For she had the Romany gift of turning the tables on her enemies. She’d done it since she was a child. For small offenses and large, yet never anything so large as this.Her enemies had taken her most precious possession—her son. He was lost to her now. Lost by trickery and deceit. But the three people who had cut out her heart would pay in kind. They would feel the pain she had felt. For they each had a son: Wyatt Boudreaux, Garner Rousseau, and Andrei Sobatka. Each would suffer a fate worse than death. A fate that would follow him till the end of his days.In a low voice she began to chant the ancient words of her people, weaving in a curse for each man as she conjured up his face.Her hand clenched the pen. “Justice is blind,” she whispered, then joined the curse with the name of Wyatt Boudreaux.“Love is death,” she intoned as she crumpled the paper cup in her hand and said the name of Garner Rousseau.Finally she picked up the tack, her finger caressing the cold metal as she said, “The law is impotent,” then linked the name with Andrei Sobatka.

Publisher: Pronoun
Published:
Pages: 91

Maryse Conde - Segu

The year is 1797, and the kingdom of Segu is flourishing, fed by the wealth of its noblemen and the power of its warriors. The people of Segu, the Bambara, are guided by their griots and priests; their lives are ruled by the elements. But even their soothsayers can only hint at the changes to come, formore...The year is 1797, and the kingdom of Segu is flourishing, fed by the wealth of its noblemen and the power of its warriors. The people of Segu, the Bambara, are guided by their griots and priests; their lives are ruled by the elements. But even their soothsayers can only hint at the changes to come, for the battle of the soul of Africa has begun. From the east comes a new religion, Islam, and from the West, the slave trade.Segu follows the life of Dousika Traore, the king’s most trusted advisor, and his four sons, whose fates embody the forces tearing at the fabric of the nation. There is Tiekoro, who renounces his people’s religion and embraces Islam; Siga, who defends tradition, but becomes a merchant; Naba, who is kidnapped by slave traders; and Malobali, who becomes a mercenary and halfhearted Christian.Based on actual events, Segu transports the reader to a fascinating time in history, capturing the earthy spirituality, religious fervor, and violent nature of a people and a growing nation trying to cope with jihads, national rivalries, racism, amid the vagaries of commerce.

Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: Sep 3, 1998
Pages: 493
ISBN: 014025949X

Mark Haskell Smith - Naked at Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist's Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World

People have been getting naked in public for reasons other than sex for centuries. But as novelist and narrative journalist Mark Haskell Smith shows in Naked at Lunch, being a nudist is more complicated than simply dropping trou. “Nonsexual social nudism,” as it’s called, rose tomore...People have been getting naked in public for reasons other than sex for centuries. But as novelist and narrative journalist Mark Haskell Smith shows in Naked at Lunch, being a nudist is more complicated than simply dropping trou. “Nonsexual social nudism,” as it’s called, rose to prominence in the late nineteenth century. Intellectuals, outcasts, and health nuts from Victorian England and colonial India to Belle Époque France and Gilded Age Manhattan disrobed and wrote manifestos about the joys of going clothing-free. From stories of ancient Greek athletes slathered in olive oil to the millions of Germans who fled the cities for a naked frolic during the Weimar Republic to American soldiers given “naturist” magazines by the Pentagon in the interest of preventing sexually transmitted diseases, Haskell Smith uncovers nudism’s amusing and provocative past.Naked at Lunch is equal parts cultural history and gonzo participatory journalism. Coated in multiple layers of high SPF sunblock, Haskell Smith dives into the nudist world today. He publicly disrobes for the first time in Palm Springs, observes the culture of family nudism in a clothing-free Spanish town, and travels to the largest nudist resort in the world, a hedonist’s paradise in the south of France. He reports on San Francisco’s controversial ban on public nudity, participates in a week of naked hiking in the Austrian Alps, and caps off his adventures with a week on the Big Nude Boat, a Caribbean cruise full of nudists.

Publisher: Grove Press
Published: Jun 2, 2015
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0802123511

Lee Weeks - Kiss & Die

Ruby is looking for love—but her kiss is deadly. A nerve-shredding thriller that will grip fans of James Patterson and Karen Rose.A serial killer is on the loose and it appears to be a woman—her target, adulterous businessmen. After picking them up in bars, she brutally tortures hermore...Ruby is looking for love—but her kiss is deadly. A nerve-shredding thriller that will grip fans of James Patterson and Karen Rose.A serial killer is on the loose and it appears to be a woman—her target, adulterous businessmen. After picking them up in bars, she brutally tortures her victims before decapitating them. Meanwhile, Hong Kong detective Johnny Mann is still struggling to deal with his dead father's legacy of corruption and triad involvement. His nemesis CK Leung is determined to bring Johnny into the triad fold and has now deployed the most dangerous weapon, his beautiful but deadly daughter Victoria. Falling into a downward spiral, Johnny is on the verge of destroying everything he holds dear while Ruby continues her terrifying murder spree. Johnny needs to pull himself together fast, because Ruby is getting nearer, and is closing in for the kill.

Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Published: Jul 22, 2010
Pages: 456
ISBN: 1847561276

Lee Weeks - Death Trip

Mann’s search for the brother he never knew takes him from the carefree beaches of Thailand to the desperate drug-ridden world of Amsterdam’s Red Light District.It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. But it became a journey into hell…Paradise has become a nightmare. Five youngmore...Mann’s search for the brother he never knew takes him from the carefree beaches of Thailand to the desperate drug-ridden world of Amsterdam’s Red Light District.It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. But it became a journey into hell…Paradise has become a nightmare. Five young voluntary workers on a once in a lifetime gap year in Thailand have vanished into thin air. Entire villages lay ransacked, their people brutally murdered.Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, troubled detective Johnny Mann is haunted by personal demons, including the unsolved murder of his father. Trying to pick up the pieces of his life, he receives a desperate plea for help from a woman in Amsterdam - a woman who claims to have known his father intimately years before.Hoping to unravel to mystery shrouding his father's death, Mann agrees to go undercover and search for the five missing teenagers, one of whom is the woman's 18-year-old son, Jake. And Mann's secret brother…From the carefree beaches of Thailand to the labyrinthine streets of Amsterdam, nothing is as at seems as Mann is plunged into conspiracy and peril and pitted against pure evil.

Publisher: Avon
Published: Aug 20, 2009
Pages: 467

James Swallow - Deus Ex: Icarus Effect

IT’S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD. BUT YOU CAN SEE IT FROM HERE.   In the near future, with physical augmentation gaining ground and nano-cybernetics only years away, the dawn of limitless human evolution is just beyond the horizon, and a secret corporate cabal of ruthless men intends to makemore...IT’S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD. BUT YOU CAN SEE IT FROM HERE.   In the near future, with physical augmentation gaining ground and nano-cybernetics only years away, the dawn of limitless human evolution is just beyond the horizon, and a secret corporate cabal of ruthless men intends to make sure that humankind stays under its control. But two people on opposite sides of the world are starting to ask questions that could get them killed. Secret Service agent Anna Kelso has been suspended for investigating the shooting that claimed her partner’s life. Anna suspects that the head of a bio-augmentation firm was the real target, and against orders she’s turned up a few leads concerning a covert paramilitary force and a cadre of underground hackers. But the cover-up runs deep, and now there’s a target on her back. Meanwhile, Ben Saxon, former SAS officer turned mercenary, joins a shadowy special ops outfit. They say they’re a force for good, but Saxon quickly learns that the truth is not so clear-cut. So begins a dangerous quest to uncover a deadly secret that will take him from Moscow to London, D.C. to Geneva, and to the dark truth—if he lives that long. The year is 2027; in a world consumed by chaos and conspiracy, two people are set on a collision course with the most powerful and dangerous organization in history—and the fate of humanity hangs in the balance.

Publisher: Del Rey
Published: Feb 22, 2011
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0345523598

Elizabeth Scott - Living Dead Girl

Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared. Once upon a time, my name was not Alice. Once upon a time, I didn't know how lucky I was. When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends -- her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waitedmore...Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared. Once upon a time, my name was not Alice. Once upon a time, I didn't know how lucky I was. When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends -- her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over. Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. He does not know it is what she longs for. She does not know he has something more terrifying than death in mind for her. This is Alice's story. It is one you have never heard, and one you will never, ever forget.

Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: Sep 8, 2009
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1416960600

Catherine Burns - The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown

“Wonderful." —Michiko Kakutani, New York TimesCelebrating the 20th anniversary of storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stagesCarefully selected by the creative mindsmore...“Wonderful." —Michiko Kakutani, New York TimesCelebrating the 20th anniversary of storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stagesCarefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling, All These Wonders features voices both familiar and new. Alongside Louis C.K., Tig Notaro, John Turturro, and Meg Wolitzer, readers will encounter: an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, an Afghan refugee learning how much her father sacrificed to save their family, a hip-hop star coming to terms with being a “one-hit wonder,” a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill’s “secret army” during World War II, and more. High-school student and neuroscientist alike, the storytellers share their ventures into uncharted territory—and how their lives were changed indelibly by what they discovered there. With passion, and humor, they encourage us all to be more open, vulnerable, and alive.

Publisher: Crown Archetype
Published:
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1101904402

Catherine Cookson - A Dinner of Herbs

A legacy of hatred can be a terrible force in life over which not even an enduring love and all the fruits of material success may prevail. Catherine Cookson explores this theme in a major novel that will absorb and enthral her readers as irresistibly as any she has written.

Roddy
more...A legacy of hatred can be a terrible force in life over which not even an enduring love and all the fruits of material success may prevail. Catherine Cookson explores this theme in a major novel that will absorb and enthral her readers as irresistibly as any she has written.

Roddy Greenbank was brought by his father to the remote Northumberland community of Langley in the autumn of 1807. Within hours of their arrival, however, the father meets a violent death and the boy is left with all memory gone of his past life.

Adopted and raised by old Kate Makepeace, Roddy found his closest companions in Hal Roystan and Mary Ellen Lee. These three stand at the heart of a richly eventful narrative that spans the first half of the nineteenth century, their lives lastingly intertwined by the inexorable demands of a strange and somewhat cruel destiny.


Publisher: Peach Publishing
Published: Mar 24, 2011
Pages: 544

William Hjortsberg - Falling Angel

A spellbinding novel of murder, mystery, and the occult, Falling Angel pits a private eye against the most fearsome adversary a detective ever faced. A routine missing-persons case soon turns into a nightmare of voodoo and black magic. Each book is signed by William Hjortsberg.

Publisher: Centipede Press
Published: Aug 1, 2010
Pages: 302
ISBN: 1933618094

Thadd Evans - Brynin

In the distant future, The OTA Corporation, an organization that is spread across many planets, has created elite clones called the C. The C, the smartest humans that have ever lived, fly and maintain OTA’s starships. This is the story of one of them, Jason 664, a freed slave, a man who longer has to work for OTA.

Publisher: Devine Destinies
Published: Jan 1, 2012
Pages: 77

Leenie Brown - Teatime Tales: Short and Sweet Austen-Inspired Stories

This book is a collection of short and sweet Austen-inspired stories intended to be a light pick-me-up . . . a bit of fluff to brighten your day. From Oxford Cottage by Leenie Brown A Music Room Meeting A look at the beginning of Richard and Harriet's relationship From Mansfield Park by Janemore...This book is a collection of short and sweet Austen-inspired stories intended to be a light pick-me-up . . . a bit of fluff to brighten your day. From Oxford Cottage by Leenie Brown A Music Room Meeting A look at the beginning of Richard and Harriet's relationship From Mansfield Park by Jane Austen With All My Love A letter from Edmund to Fanny From Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Mr. Bingley Plans a Ball Mr. Bingley returns to Netherfield From Tolerable to Lovely A ballroom blunder stops Mr. Darcy's famous disparagement A Battle of Wills and Words Elizabeth engages in a verbal joust with Colonel Fitzwilliam Two Days in November Darcy and Elizabeth embark on a plan to bring happiness to Jane

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published:
Pages: 136
ISBN: 1514753871

Giorgio Bassani - The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

The story of a wealthy, insular Jewish family in Fascist Italy just before the outbreak of World War II. The source of an acclaimed feature film directed by Vittorio De Sica. Translated by William Weaver.A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (A Harvest/HBJ Book)
Published: Dec 5, 1977
Pages: 200
ISBN: 0156345706

Betty McLain - Dody

Running from love, she found her destiny. Avoiding her home and an arranged marriage, Dody travelled to Reno to help a friend. She never expected the stranger who captured her heart. But can she find him again and fulfill her destiny?

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: Jun 23, 2013
Pages: 154
ISBN: 1490519319

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