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Now, at last the Sun Sword has been delivered into the hands of its rightful owner, and the armies of the Dominion and the Empire are about to rendezvous for their final battle. <P><P> But no one can know how the Lord of Night's daughter Kiriel will change both the nature and the course of the war. And no one can foresee whether mortals or the demon Kialli will prove the final victors.
Acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte's internationally bestselling series, the saga of the swordsman-for-hire Captain Alatriste, continues in The Sun Over Breda.<P><P> Fifteen-year-old Iñigo Balboa enlists to serve as his master's aide, and narrates their further adventures of swordplay and skirmishes, mutiny and wartime honor, as Captain Alatriste rejoins his Cartagena regiment to take part in the battles and siege of Breda. In Spain, Alatriste's nemesis, Luis de Alquézar, grows more powerful, as Iñigo's mysterious friend Angélica hints at some plans upon his return. Once again the exploits of the seventeenth-century mercenary will thrill and delight the legions of readers eager to cheer a hero for the ages.
For 300 years, the Fyne women have called the mountain Orianan their home, inheriting the supernatural arts from their mothers--but a long-ago curse makes true love unattainable for them. <P> <P> When she meets the green-eyed soldier of her dreams, youngest sister Sophie discovers that she has been gifted with abundant fertility. <P> Now, she and her lover must call on all their strengths, both earthly and supernatural, to fight the curse which promises to end their happiness.
Hasn't anyone heard the saying "nobody's perfect"? Apparently, a lot of people in my hometown of Aidan Falls haven't...Don't get me wrong. Most of the locals here are perfectly nice. <p><p>But certain close-minded ex-classmates have a problem with the fact that I cheated on my jock-star football boyfriend on one drunk, stupid night. And no one likes to see a local hero embarrassed.But everything changed when I accidentally sent a "sext" to the wrong number--and ended up sharing some flirty exchanges. So when the mysterious, sexy Noah Reeves shows up at my job, I'm a bit shocked.You see, Noah's a billionaire businessman who famously disappeared after a competitor kicked him out of his own family's company. <p>Why would he want to meet me? I don't see anything special in the mirror.But Noah may just be able to disprove the old adage that mirrors don't lie...
The year is 1889, and Rachel Hollister hasn't set foot outside her house in five years. Ever since a savage attack left her family dead, she's cordoned herself off from the outside world, afraid to let anyone into her home-or into her heart.<p><p> But now trouble has appeared on her doorstep-and suddenly she has no choice but to let a handsome rancher enter her well-guarded existence.
Sugar and spice and murderous vice.That's what pageants are made of...<P><P>Normally Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura wouldn't be caught dead at a beauty pageant, but when Mel's mom asks them to provide cupcakes for the seventy-fifth annual Sweet Tiara contest as a favor for her best friend, they can't say no. Plus, between cooking up a daily display for the three-day event and sponsoring a cupcake creation challenge for the participants, Fairy Tale Cupcakes will get great publicity.But the world of pageants is even hotter than Mel's kitchen. A high-strung judge and a pushy stage mom target Lupe, a young friend of Mel and Angie's, at the competition and aim to take her out--by any means necessary. <P>When the same judge shows up dead underneath Mel and Angie's cupcake display, Lupe is crowned the lead suspect. Now Mel and Angie will have to find the real killer quickly or Lupe may be strutting the catwalk in prison pinstripes...
Only the author of The Hunt for Red October could capture the reality of life aboard a nuclear submarine. Only a writer of Mr. Clancy's magnitude could obtain security clearance for information, diagrams, and photographs never before available to the public.<P><P> Now, every civilian can enter this top secret world...the weapons, the procedures, the people themselves...the startling facts behind the fiction that made Tom Clancy a #1 bestselling author.
From the author of The Art of Desire comes an erotic romance with a supernatural twist. Ethan Tierney is infamous in the art world for his shocking paintings-and his reputation for seduction. <P><P>He's found a perfect subject in Kiki Dion, an art historian with kinky fantasies of her own. Now, behind the closed doors of his historic estate, they're making those fantasies come true- and bringing something else to life as well... A century ago, the house's late occupants recorded the details of their consuming affair in explicit letters that have become Kiki and Ethan's erotic obsession. But the ghosts of the past are not at rest. They've been aroused to bring closure to a sensual mystery of the past, to take possession of the warm and willing bodies of Kiki and Ethan, and to teach them the true meaning of undying ecstasy.
Sugar and spice and murderous vice.That's what pageants are made of...<P><P>Normally Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura wouldn't be caught dead at a beauty pageant, but when Mel's mom asks them to provide cupcakes for the seventy-fifth annual Sweet Tiara contest as a favor for her best friend, they can't say no. Plus, between cooking up a daily display for the three-day event and sponsoring a cupcake creation challenge for the participants, Fairy Tale Cupcakes will get great publicity.But the world of pageants is even hotter than Mel's kitchen. <P>A high-strung judge and a pushy stage mom target Lupe, a young friend of Mel and Angie's, at the competition and aim to take her out--by any means necessary. When the same judge shows up dead underneath Mel and Angie's cupcake display, Lupe is crowned the lead suspect. Now Mel and Angie will have to find the real killer quickly or Lupe may be strutting the catwalk in prison pinstripes...
In this tearful conclusion to the series, Dr. Steve announces that the government has forced him to sell the campgrounds to the state. The girls are heartbroken?until they decide to take a stand.<P><P> They gather a group and head to the state capital to protest on the camp?s behalf, replete with signs, chants, and plenty of determination. Will the girls? plan work, or will this be the last summer they?re all together?
Stephen King meets Pretty Little Liars in this pulse-pounding novel from the author of The Merciless Just back from rehab, Casey regrets letting her friends Shana, Julie, and Aya talk her into coming to Survive the Night, an all-night, underground rave in a New York City subway tunnel. <P><P>Surrounded by frightening drugs and menacing strangers, Casey doesn't think Survive the Night could get any worse... ...until she comes across Julie's mutilated body in a dank, black subway tunnel, red-eyed rats nibbling at her fingers. Casey thought she was just off with some guy--no one could hear her getting torn apart over the sound of pulsing music. And by the time they get back to the party, everyone is gone. Desperate for help, Casey and her friends find themselves running through the putrid subway tunnels, searching for a way out. But every manhole is sealed shut, and every noise echoes eerily in the dark, reminding them they're not alone. <P> They're being hunted. Trapped underground with someone--or something--out to get them, Casey can't help but listen to Aya's terrified refrain: "We're all gonna die down here."From the Hardcover edition.
New York Times bestselling author of SuperFoods RX Dr. Steven Pratt explains how readers can achieve SuperHealth by adding the 25 SuperFoods and 15 SuperNutrients-including the newest SuperLongevity Nutrient, Vitamin D-to their diet. <P><P>Readers will be able to eat more sumptuously than ever before-chocolate, red wine, fresh nut butters, gourmet tea-with so much variety that bad, disease-causing eating and lifestyle habits will be edged out of their lives forever.
Welcome to Mustang Ridge Ranch, where guests get a taste of life in the Wild West, and two cowpokes just might have a second chance at love... <P><P> When Nina books a week's stay at Mustang Ridge, the vintage-inspired interior designer is looking forward to some time away from the city's dating scene. She's greeted by flower-studded hills and snow-capped mountains under a stunningly blue Wyoming sky, but her excitement fades when she spots a man she never wanted to see again. Why is Ben there? And, dang it, why is her heart racing? <P> Ben's sister Cheryl had set him up on a date with Nina months ago, and even though things didn't work out, Cheryl still thinks they're meant for each other. So she surprises her brother with a trip to the ranch for his birthday. Besides, a busy surgeon like Ben needs a break from working at the hospital. Now that his schedule is out of the way, can he make time for Nina? Or will one of the other rugged guests rustle her away? <P> Includes a preview of the first Mustang Ridge novel, Summer at Mustang Ranch
Hatchet meets Lost in this modern-day adventure tale of one girl's reawakening Jane is on a plane on her way home to Montclair, New Jersey, from a mental hospital. She is about to kill herself. <P><P>Just before she can swallow a lethal dose of pills, the plane hits turbulence and everything goes black. Jane wakes up amidst piles of wreckage and charred bodies on a snowy mountaintop. There is only one other survivor: a boy named Paul, who inspires Jane to want to fight for her life for the first time. Jane and Paul scale icy slopes and huddle together for warmth at night, forging an intense emotional bond. But the wilderness is a vast and lethal force, and only one of them will survive.
Combining the principles of Eastern and Western business practices for powerful success As an entrepreneur, manager, and problem-solver, Tomio Taki has shared advice with businesspeople ranging from managers of mom-and-pops to high-powered executives from across the globe. The Innovation Instinct showcases the author's breadth of life experience and illustrates how the principles of Eastern and Western business practices can be meshed together as a powerful source for success. Lessons range from the benefits of asking the simple questions to the importance of establishing oneself and knowing when to go against the grain. Tomio Taki has consulted for, financed, or directly managed both private and public companies on nearly every continent. He has been involved in ventures ranging from being the man behind Donna Karen New York to owning and operating private golf clubs around the world. In short, Taki's business and related successes are striking, having helped companies rise from the ashes of potential bankruptcy to streamlining and growing corporate giants. The wisdom he shares in The Innovation Instinct includes: Language is less of an obstacle across borders; instead, cultural differences are what propel and vitiate communication among businesspersons Certain fundamental aspects of business and life cross latitudinal and longitudinal lines When businesspeople seek to understand the cultures of their counterparts, they will discover lasting success with their global business relationships.
Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia is the definitive, comprehensive reference for the growing fields of zoo, wildlife, and exotic animal veterinary medicine. <P><P>This book covers key aspects of immobilization and anesthesia from pharmacology and restraint to supportive care. Alongside these chapters, the editors have brought together an impressive collection of species-specific chapters that will be an invaluable resource to those called upon to treat these animals.
Lisa isn't excited to spend the summer in the country with her aunt, but just when she thought her summer was going to be lonely and boring, she finds a tiny orange kitten in her aunt's barn. Suddenly her summer looks much brighter!
Summer school are two words in the English language that Hank Zipzer doesn't want to learn. But there's no getting out of this one for Hank-summer school, here he comes! Will Hank have to spend the summer bored to death inside a sweltering classroom, or will he actually learn a cool lesson or two?
In her newest novel in the #1 "New York Times" bestselling series, Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb returns to the New York city of 2059, where Lieutenant Eve Dallas will struggle to solve murder of a seemingly ordinary family, and protect one small, terrified survivor.
Daisy McCrae knows that change can be sudden--and devastating. And while it doesn't have to be a bad thing, change has the power to turn your whole world upside down.... <P><P> Running the family bakery and living in the store's attic might not be Daisy's dream life, but she's beginning to understand what being content feels like. And then she gets some unexpected news. In one moment, Daisy's calm existence turns into chaos. Now she's struggling to keep it together, especially with renovations at the bakery spiraling out of control. But when a box of recipes and mementos is found hidden behind a wall in the bakery, Daisy suddenly has something to cling to--a mystery that echoes her own troubles and gives her the opportunity to figure out what she really wants out of life....
As young girls, three Amish sisters were separated and told nothing about each other. When the long-held secret of their parentage came to light many years later, two of the grown women reconnected. Now they reach out to the third... <P><P> Susanna Bitler's life is in complete turmoil. Still reeling from the death of her mother, she is further disheartened when her business partner hints that she is going to quit the gift shop they run together in a town near Pleasant Valley. But the biggest revelation is yet to come. <P> Grateful for their own hard-won relationship, Lydia Beachy and Chloe Wentworth are eager to reveal themselves to Susanna as her long-lost sisters. But their news utterly distresses Susanna, who is heartbroken to learn that the woman she's been mourning was not actually her mother. Despite Lydia and Chloe's best efforts to make amends, Susanna resolves to keep them at arm's length. It may take a force of nature to sweep away her fears. Will that storm demolish all that the three women most value...or unite them in bonds of deep and abiding affection?
The man of her dreams would give the orders. For him, she had two words that satisfied them both..."Take me." <P><P>For five years, Serena has run Fantasy Incorporated and has devoted her time to fulfilling her clients' fantasies. Never her own. Until now...Her most secret desire is to give ownership of her body to a man. Someone who will command her, pleasure her, and have complete authority over her. So she seeks out Damon Roche, owner of an exclusive sex club and a man strong enough to make her do anything he wants. Anything. Together they'll journey into a world she's only dreamed of. She's given the opportunity to immerse herself in a different life while her normal one waits for her to return whenever she wishes. Damon has no desire to let her go, however. Serena is the woman he's long searched for, and it's up to him to convince her to stay when the game is all over with. He wants their fantasy to become their reality and for Serena to remain his pampered, cherished submissive.
Four friends come together in a hot contemporary erotic novel from the author of Chain Reaction.Meet the friends: Free spirited Jamie is not one to be tied down unless it's in the bedroom.<P><P> Caleb is Jamie's sexually adventurous lover who has no desire to domesticate her. Mia is Jamie's naive friend whose sexual fulfillment has depended solely on her first and only lover. Aidan thinks he knows what Mia wants. That's because he's the only man she's ever gone to, to get it. This weekend, four best friends at the crossroads of their relationships have decided to do something different. But as sexual partners shift, Jamie, Caleb, Mia, and Aidan will discover more about themselves and each other than they ever imagined.
What if you got away from it all?and then it all got away from you? When her husband gets a new job, Marissa Price leaves the island of Manhattan for the island of Hawaii. <P><P>Paradise seems like the perfect place to find herself, save her marriage, and reconnect with her daughter. But Marissa discovers her new life is less about beaches and beautiful sunsets and more about cows and lava flows. Their new home is a fixer-upper. But what most needs fixingher marriage is the first thing to crumble when her husband announces he wants time apart to find himself. Pulled in opposite directions, Marissa is faced with the most important decision of her life a choice that will define who she is, what she wants, and where her happiness lies.
The star of Mia King's "entertaining"(Seattle Times) debut novel Good Things is back-and she's got a full plate. Deidre McIntosh is everyone's favorite go-to person. <P><P>She seems so successful, so capable, so just plain perfect, with a popular cooking show, her own line of cakes and cookies, and an ideal relationship with Kevin Johnson-considered one of the most desirable men in Seattle. Then Kevin's ex-fiancée, sultry magazine publisher Sabine Durant, suddenly appears, and Deidre needs help. Already intimidated by Kevin's glamorous, moneyed world-and his sister, who wants Deidre out of Kevin's life-she fears she's no match for Sabine. And the go-to girl must figure out where to go next before the tablecloth is pulled out from under her...
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