J.T. Lockman faces the challenge of a lifetime when he is appointed to enforce a teenager’s fundamental privacy rights while also representing a man charged with murdering his gay lover. He must face his own prejudices about issues that divide public opinion as his cases progress through the judicial system and come to terms with choices that matter and choices that don’t exist.
My name’s Mei Walker, and everyone wants me dead. Well, maybe not everyone, but some days it feels like that. Worst thing is, no one will tell me why. I’m not even sure my protectors actually know why.
The Earthbound-the secretive organisation that’s after me-has spies everywhere. I’ve been in hiding ever since I can remember, and I’ve never felt completely safe. We move regularly from place to place, and I can never be sure if the next person I meet will be the one who betrays me.
To discover the secret behind their relentless pursuit, I have to make it to my twentieth birthday-that’s when supernaturals come into their full power. It’s not long now, but the Earthbound are stepping up their game. It’s going to be fifty-fifty whether I make it.
Truth is, I know I’m not special. The Earthbound have made a mistake. If I can stay safe until my birthday, I can prove them wrong.
How hard could it be?
The Carringtons of Destiny Bay, like most rich, influential people, are good-looking, fast-driving, hard-hitting men and women whose impulses lead them into trouble every time. Some have losses, some have resentments, some have been hurt–and some feel sinned against at times. They all have passionate goals that land them into tough situations–and they all fall in love much too easily. But they all have good hearts–and usually do the right thing in the end.
These are a few of their stories.
A runaway love is found, only to be lost again. to fear and misunderstanding. A young, naive cat burglar has a confrontation with an experienced conman, working undercover. Which one will fall in love first? A physical therapist just beginning her career gets a most difficult client-will she heal his body only to see him risk his life again?
A champion swimmer who must choose between the man she loves and the goal she can’t live without. A young actress playing the part of butler and living the life of loving the boss. A psychologist who catches a thief, then finds herself caught up in his world.
Three-time #1 bestselling author Joe Bovino’s latest #1 bestseller, Chicaspotting: A Field Guide to Latinas of the United States,combines the accuracy and precision of a bird guide with beautiful illustrations, outlandish observational humor, and keen cultural insights on every page. It’s the ultimate chicaspotting companion for dating in the United States.
With its user-friendly trait charts, promiscuity ratings, range maps, and detailed descriptions of distinctive physical characteristics, behavioral tendencies, chica magnets, mating habits, and more, this incredibly well-researched guide is all you need to successfully locate, identify, and date Latinas from 14 distinct American subcultures (or “species”).
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The sooner you get your copy of the first field guide to Latinas of the United States, the sooner you can become even more proficient at chicaspotting, play the American field like a pro, and make more informed decisions about the right chica for you.
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In this long short-story, ‘Once When We Were Human’ the world has been divided into Dogs and Wolves. The powerless and the powerful. Unlike other dystopian tales of totalitarian governments imposed on society.
The oppressive measures have been voted in by an apathetic mass excepting their fate and the destiny offered by their masters.
‘Once When We Were Human’ is inspired by Animal Farm, Brave New World and 1984. Justin the main character is a dog unconcerned as this Brave New World takes shape around him. As long as the working day is short and he can play his video games he’s not bothered. If it wasn’t for the protests from his wife Karen and her ‘artistic friends’ he’d gladly sip cocktails out in the back yard and give up all his rights. Heidi and Beauvoir are their academic neighbors who waste their time arguing about philosophical points while their best friend, Karl, a conceptual artist, keeps getting locked up for his absurdist performances. Karl is an antagonist to Justin. He has something Justin wants; fearlessness. Joe the Jew reminds us of a history we have forgotten and how the problems of the past can easily be committed again.
‘Once When We Were Human’ looks at what it is that makes us human and what it means when we no longer utilize the extra faculties of our species to make a difference in this world.
Ben must save Earth after accidentally equipping the only weapon able to stop an extraterrestrial invasion led by the shape-shifting reptile, Donald Trump. Fans of Independence Day and the Men in Black franchise will love Operation Golden Mane.
Few times in life are more memorable than our school years. Humiliation, heartbreak and failure are abundant, and that’s on a good day. No matter who you are, coming of age is exciting, confusing and sometimes downright dangerous and High School Dance, the sequel to Starbuck O’Dwyer’s award-winning memoir about his elementary school years, perfectly captures the agony and the ecstasy. This collection of meaningful, memorable and hilarious stories will leave you laughing out loud and remembering what it’s like to be young, wild and free. Highly recommended.
Jake Wood has it all. He’s a homicide detective and he’s about to marry the girl of his dreams.
Jake and his partner are investigating a serial killer, but when Jake assists at a routine accident, everything spirals out of control. He wakes eighteen months later.
His job is gone.
When the body of troubled teenager Elodie Duncan is pulled from the river in Abbeyford, the case is at first assumed to be a straightforward suicide. Detective Sergeant Kate Redman is shocked to discover that she’d met the victim the night before her death, introduced by Kate’s younger brother Jay. As the case develops, it becomes clear that Elodie was murdered. A talented young musician, Elodie had been keeping some strange company and was hiding her own dark secrets.
As the list of suspects begin to grow, so do the questions. What is the significance of the painting Elodie modelled for? Who is the man who was seen with her on the night of her death? Is there any connection with another student’s death at the exclusive musical college that Elodie attended?
As Kate and her partner Detective Sergeant Mark Olbeck attempt to unravel the mystery, the dark undercurrents of the case threaten those whom Kate holds most dear…
A billionaire businessman is about to garner the nomination for President when the press comes forward with shocking truths about his background. Is the media reporting the whole story, or is there more to this flawed candidate than what they’re sharing with the public?
Set around the Republication National Convention and a poker game in Moscow, High Hand is a tense, race-the-clock espionage-mystery-thriller about a candidate with a past and his attempts to protect himself and his former poker buddies from assassination — before it’s too late.
While the artificial intelligences of the galaxy attempted to wipe out humanity, a designer slave, Aspen, escaped into the underworld. Some time later, mankind is slowly regaining control, destroying artificial intelligences by any means but leaving a chaotic, lawless galaxy behind as a result. Aspen has found a new home with the crew of the Cool Angel, a mercenary ship, unaware that she will soon be back in the hands of her old masters and will have to fight for her freedom all over again.
From the author of the best selling Spinward Fringe series, this new novella promises adventure, drama and space with swagger!
1897- Hays, Kansas– Nellie, a devout Christian, meets Nicholas, a devout womanizer, and sparks fly, when their two worlds collide. Nicholas, the rich son of the hotel’s owner, can’t control his attraction to Nellie, one of the hotel maids. Nicholas pursues and Nellie retreats. Her own pristine reputation is endangered as a result of Nicholas’s undisciplined actions. Nicholas finally pretends to join her world, by requesting Bible lessons from her. This ruse may change his life forever. Yet, danger surrounds them in the form of a jealous stepbrother. Book 4 of the Hearts of Hays series. But all books in the series read independently. No need to read in order.
Witch of the Cards is historical, supernatural romantic suspense set in 1932 on the Jersey shore. Fiera has left the Brooklyn orphanage where she was raised, and works in Manhattan as a nanny. She gets a lucky break when her boss pays for her short vacation in Asbury Park. One evening, Fiera and her new friend Dulcie wander down the boardwalk and into Peter Dune’s Tarot & Seance, where they attend a card reading.
Fiera has always had an unsettling ability to know things before they happen and sense people’s hidden agendas. She longs to either find out the origin of her powers or else banish them because as is, they make her feel crazy. When, during the reading, her energies somehow bond with Peter Dune’s and form an undeniable ethereal force, a chain of revelations and dangerous events unspool. For one, Fiera finds out she is a witch from a powerful sea clan, but that someone is out to stop her blossoming power forever.
And though she is falling in love with Peter, he also has a secret side. He’s no card reader, but a private detective working to expose mediums. Despite this terrible betrayal, Fiera must make the choice to save Peter from a tragic Morro Cruise boat fire, or let him perish with his fellow investigators. Told in alternating viewpoints, we hear Fiera and Peter each struggle against their deep attraction. Secrets, lies, even murder, lace this dark fantasy.
Henry Bins has Henry Bins.
A sleeping disorder, named after him.
He is awake for one hour a day.
He wakes up at 3 a.m. then falls asleep at 4 a.m.
Life is simple.
Until he hears the woman scream.
And sees the man leave the house across the street.
But not just any man.
The President of the United States.
“I love every one of Nick Pirog’s books, but if I had to choose one series to take with me to that desert island in the middle of nowhere, this would be it … and I might just choose these books over flint on the necessities list.” –Amazon Customer
The deathly Sanghouls have escaped from the Empty Province and, from within their golden dunes, they seek to wipe out all life in Empyria. Unaware of this, the last surviving humans continue going about their daily routine in the city of Nimar. But when the city’s water pool stops refilling, the Nimerians are forced to move into lands of myth and legend.
Only when Prince Viro, an elf of the southern lands, arrives in Nimar do the humans truly understand the threat to their existence. The two races must unite and reclaim the lost seven stones of light – the only weapon that can defeat the demonic shadow enclosing them.
As four of the city’s most talented young men and women, Athmane, Faria, Bayoud and Mary will be critical to Nimar enduring the perils, both natural and unnatural, that await them.
A serial killer is taking the lives of widows in the New York City area, and Detective Pete Nazareth is on the case. The “Rosebud Killer” is the most dangerous criminal that Nazareth and his team have ever faced, and they continually find themselves one step behind this intelligent, seemingly mild-mannered murderer. The hunt takes them from small, peaceful towns in Pennsylvania and Maryland to the brownstone mansions of New York City’s Upper East Side. No widow is safe from a madman who believes he is doing God’s will, and the pressure is on Nazareth to bring the guy to justice. This fast-paced novel takes the reader inside the mind of the most dangerous criminal in New York City history.
It also introduces a fascinating new character, Detective Pete Nazareth, a young cop who has already proven himself to be one of the NYPD’s rising stars. A former Marine hero, Nazareth is a quiet, introspective type who remains calm under pressure. But looks can be deceiving. Nazareth is also supremely capable of meeting violence with violence when that’s what the situation demands. Widow-Taker is the first in a series of Detective Pete Nazareth novels, each a study of the inner workings of the criminal mind and the diverse talents of the NYPD.
ITSY BITSY SPIDER (Emma Frost #1):
Emma Frost inherits a house on Fanoe Island when her grandmother dies. She decides to move there with her family, much to her teenage-daughter’s regret. One morning a wealthy old woman in her street is found murdered and soon Emma finds herself wrapped in a mystery uncovering the island’s dark secrets that not only runs deep within the history of the island but also within her own family.
MISS POLLY HAD A DOLLY (Emma Frost #2):
Miss Polly had a dolly. A beautiful daughter that she called her Baby Doll. Every day she dressed her in dresses and brushed her hair before they went outside to show off to the neighbors. On the playground one day her Baby Doll talked to a boy, and for one unforgivable second, Miss Polly let herself be distracted by a woman telling her how adorable she thought her daughter was. When Miss Polly finally turned to look for her Baby Doll, she was gone.
Many years later Emma Frost hears about the disappearance of the little girl and learns that she is not the only one to have gone missing from Fanoe Island back in the nineties. As she digs deeper into the story, she soon finds herself entangled in a web of strange and very disturbing events.
RUN RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN (Emma Frost #3):
Simone Beaumont is having a rough day. She is exhausted. Her baby is crying non-stop, she is in a fight with her husband and hasn’t spoken to him since last night. A big part of her want to just leave everything. To run away from it all. To vanish. She is considering it while putting her screaming baby in her car seat when suddenly she meets a man in the parking lot who without asking her makes her wish come true.
Emma Frost has just come home from a trip to Eastern Europe when the body of Simone Beaumont is being found. It turns out she was part of Sophia’s mothers’ group and soon the small group is shaken by yet another disappearance.
RUN, RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN is a spine-chilling Scandinavian mystery. It is the third book in Willow Rose’s bestselling Emma Frost series. The fourth book Cross your heart and hope to die is still in the making and hopefully it will be out in the beginning of 2014.
CROSS YOUR HEART AND HOPE TO DIE is a scandinavian mystery that promises to keep you on the edge of your seat the entire way through the book. It is the fourth book in Willow Rose’s bestselling Emma Frost-series.
We all know that high school reunions can be daunting and sometimes horrifying experiences. Well, for Emma Frost, that is exactly what it becomes when she is invited to meet with some of her old classmates at a desolate hotel in the most northern part of Denmark. She learns that there was more to this reunion than just them catching up on old times, as a dark secret from their mutual past is revealed.
Fasten your seat belt as Willow Rose takes you on a crazy and very surprising ride.
PEEK-A-BOO, I See You is yet another spine-chilling Scandinavian mystery from the International Bestselling author Willow Rose. It is the fifth novel in her Emma Frost-series.
The body of a woman found in front of Nordby City Hall has a message for Emma Frost carved into the skin. Behind this ruthless murder stands a ghostly figure that likes to play childish games. Soon, this killer brings a reign of terror to the small Danish Island and especially to the life of Emma Frost.
While Emma’s personal life is in a mess, she also has to hunt down a cruel predator who seems to be targeting people with serious mental illnesses.
Meet the Howlers, one big, happy, and dysfunctional community! Set in the small town of Lake Howling, Oregon. A PROMISE OF HOME, THE TEXAN MEETS HIS MATCH and HOW SWEET IT IS, will have you laughing out loud, crying and falling in love, over and over again.