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Ever since Gray, Barkley, and their friends defeated Goblin, an infamous great white, at Tuna Run, life in the Big Blue has become murkier than ever for this young shiver of sharks. Food is scarce. Enemies lurk in every shadow. And Gray still doesn't know what has become of his family - of his mother, Sandy, and the rest of his Coral Reef shiver. Everywhere they swim, currents seem to whisper of a growing threat . . . of a shark who will stop at nothing until he has seized control of the entire ocean.Now Gray must train with Takiza Jaelynn Betta vam Delacrest Waveland ka Boom Boom, a wise and mysterious fighting fish who has promised to teach his young apprentice the ways of the ocean and the secret of what it means to be a great warrior. That is, if Gray can learn to believe in himself, find the courage to trust his heart, and grow big enough to fight back!
At the outset of what he called "the greatest, the gaudiest spree in history," F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the works that brought him instant fame, mastering the glittering aphoristic prose and keen social observation that would distinguish all his writing. This Library of America volume brings together four volumes that collectively offer the fullest literary expression of one of the most fascinating eras in American life.This Side of Paradise (1920) gave Fitzgerald the early success that defined and haunted him for the rest of his career. Offering in its Princeton chapters the most enduring portrait of college life in American literature, this lyrical novel records the ardent and often confused longings of its hero's struggles to find love and to formulate a philosophy of life.Flappers and Philosophers (1920), a collection of accomplished short stories, includes such classics as "Dalyrimple Goes Wrong," "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," and "The Ice Palace."Fitzgerald continues his dissection of a self-destructive era in his second novel, The Beautiful and Damned (1922), as the self-styled aristocrat Anthony Patch and his beautiful wife, Gloria, are cut off from an inheritance and forced to endure the excruciating dwindling of their fortune. Here New York City, playground for the pleasure-loving Patches and brutal mirror of their dissipation, is portrayed more vividly than anywhere else in Fitzgerald's work.Tales of the Jazz Age (1922), his second collection of stories, includes the novella "May Day," featuring interlocking tales of debutantes, soldiers, and socialists brought together in the uncertain aftermath of World War I, and "A Diamond as Big as the Ritz," a fable in which the excesses of the Jazz Age take the hallucinatory form of a palace of unfathomable opulence hidden deep in the Montana Rockies.
The members of Kingdom Citizens Christian Center believe in sharing the spirit of love and generosity with others. Even so, they can't seem to follow the ten commandments, a fact that suggests it just might be time to add rule number eleven. . .While Frieda Moore has not found her way to the Good Word--she has charted a path to a really good, upscale life. Still, she's not about to let her prominent surgeon husband and baby son get in the way of her good time. The sizzling blessings she's getting from her primed-and-ready 25-year-old lover are too divine to resist. . .until one too many secrets threaten to ruin this bad girl's heaven on earth. . .Frieda's more sensible cousin, Hope Taylor, was sure she and her spouse, Cy, were solid-in-the-spirit. But now a long-lost love is requesting an act of Christian charity that for Cy could be a second chance at temptation. And when Hope's best friend, Stacy, must decide if a money-making scheme with her ex will fix her rocky marriage, the consequences will have the saved, maybe-saved, and the hardly-saved begging for deliverance . . . "Expertly illuminates the wacky world of the devout and devoutly devilish." --Publishers Weekly on Reverend Feelgood"More secrets are exposed and old enemies learn to forgive as this family faces, together, what life throws their way." --RT Book Reviews on Taking Care of Business
Keith's on guitar, Charlie's on drums, and Ronnie's on rhythm. But who's on drugs? Everybody.Welcome to the red-eyed world of rock and roll, where every riff comes with a spliff--a coked-up compendium of your favorite musicians and their favorite drugs. Loaded with sordid tales of debauchery, lists, and bleary-eyed photos, there's more stuff in here than in one of Snoop Dogg's favorite brownies, including: * The Top Ten Albums to Tweak to * The Top Ten Rock Star Drug Quotes * The Top Ten Drug Busts in Rock * Extreme acid casualties * Outrageous drug stories of rock legends * The secret history of Dylan and drugs * Henry Rollins and Frank Zappa: How to act like you're on drugs without actually doing any * And the answer to the ever popular rock and roll drug question, "Who gave the Beatles their first hits of acid?" (Their dentist!)So put on your favorite CD, don't try the green acid, and enjoy! Note: Pages are not suitable for rolling papers. R. U. Sirius (aka Ken Goffman) is the co-editor of 10 Zen Monkeys and the host of two weekly podcasts, "The R.U. Sirius Show" and "Neo-Files with R. U. Sirius." He has worked as a columnist for ArtForum International and The San Francisco Examiner. He has written for Time, Esquire, Wired, and Boing Boing. He is the author of CounterCulture Through the Ages: From Abraham to Acid House, How to Mutate and Take Over the World, and The CyberPunk Handbook, and co-author of Design for Dying with Timothy Leary. He lives in Mill Valley, California.
A condemned man, his two brides, and one untimely death. Michael Ward is at the top of his game, and he doesn't need anyone or anything. Money is his new best friend--until he's arrested for a heinous crime. As much as he hates to admit it, Michael needs the help of his brother, Keith Ward, the man who stole his wife and children. Will Michael open his heart to forgive his brother?Verona "Tiger" Stachs has been Michael's attorney for years. She's in love with him but is tired of being treated as his guinea pig. A lapsed Christian, Verona thought she was through with God, but she soon discovers He's not through with her. Which relationship will she choose?Keith Ward's a prominent minister and family man, yet he yearns to rekindle his relationship with his brother. When Michael calls him, explaining that he desperately needs his help, Keith jumps at the chance to set things right with Michael. Will Keith be able to lead Michael into the light?
These Are Not Your Fairy GodmothersWhen Toots Loudenberry relocated to Los Angeles from South Carolina to be near her daughter, Abby, she expected to bump into the occasional celebrity. She just never expected them to be dead. Meanwhile, Toots, Sophie, and Mavis are concerned that the prestigious Dr. Sameer's budding romance with Ida may have something to do with his ailing bank balance. And Abby's attempted makeover of the celebrity magazine The Informer into the most talked-about tabloid in town could end more than just her career.But the Godmothers wouldn't be the Godmothers if they weren't pulling a few behind-the-scenes strings, and Abby's hopes of changing the fortunes of The Informer are still alive. Yet it'll take an assist from a source no one could have predicted, let alone see, to secure a story that will shake Tinseltown to its very core. . .
It's 24/7 money, fame, and game on-and off-the court. But the real action is behind the scenes in Regina Hart's sizzling new pro b-ball series, where the stakes are everything and winning means playing for keeps...He's a two-time MVP and three-time championship winner. He lives to be the best. And now that he's a first-time coach, DeMarcus Guinn will lead the NBA's worst team to the top his way-or no way at all. But the team's fiery franchise owner, Jaclyn Jones, is fighting him at every turn. And their unexpectedly seductive one-on-one is the kind of game time he can't resist...Turning her family's team into winners is Jaclyn's only hope of saving them and her community. She's used to being in control, but DeMarcus' determination-and the way he makes her feel-are like no moves she's ever seen. And with everything they care about on the line, they'll have to play to win ... or lose their hearts.
Dirt poor, divorced, the mother of two young children, Susan Daniels Smith, 27, prayed for a handsome Prince Charming who would take her away from the squalor of her rural Kentucky community to live in romance and luxury. When a good-looking, big city FBI agent named Mark Putnam entered her life, Susan thought her prayers had been answered. She was dead wrong.Their relationship began when Susan agreed to be Putnam's paid informant in an investigation of her ex-husband's criminal friends, then quickly grew into an illicit affair that consumed their lives for nearly two years - until she became pregnant and threatened to expose Putnam, ruining his career and his marriage. On June 8, 1989, Putnam took her for a drive into the hills to discuss her demands of marriage. She was never heard from again.The FBI Killer recounts the bizarre events that forced Mark Putnam to confess to brutally killing his lover, then covering up his crime for over one year. The first agent in FBI history to be convicted of homicide, Putnam is now serving sixteen years in a federal prison.
A powerful, poignant novel of love, redemption, and family secrets from the incomparable #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels...On his thirty-fifth birthday, Jake St. Cloud inherits a fortune--and learns the whereabouts of his mysterious half-brother. On her deathbed, Selma St. Cloud revealed that Jake had a sibling, a product of his father's affair. At last, Jake is in a position to track down Alex Rosario and make amends for their father's past neglect.At least, that's the plan. When their initial meeting goes badly, a distraught Jake crashes his car and is sentenced to community work--with Alex as his parole officer. Jake must spend a year helping Angelica Dancer and her daughter, Fancy, at the Dancer Foundation for neglected children. Fancy, scarred within and without by the accident that ended her ballet career, is even less happy with the arrangement than Jake. Yet as they're thrown together, Jake, Alex, Angelica, and Fancy make unexpected connections. And as he unravels the painful truths of his past, Jake realizes that his mother's greatest gift to him lies not in his inheritance, but in the future, and the family, he's slowly piecing together...Praise for Fern Michaels and her novels"Tirelessly inventive and entertaining."--Booklist on Up Close and Personal"Fast-moving...entertaining...a roller-coaster ride of serendipitous fun."--Publishers Weekly on Mr. and Miss Anonymous60,000 Words.
A girl can never have too much luck. . . Once upon a time, Josie Vaughn went from living the simple life to becoming the "it" girl of the fashion modeling scene. But the fairy tale abruptly ended, leaving her with no career, a stash of unpaid bills, and an empty social calendar. Then a twist of fate lands her back in front of the camera, and she suddenly finds herself under the spell of Marcus Ashland--the drop-dead gorgeous "it" guy of the fashion photography scene that everyone wants in their bed. And the only bed Marcus wants to be in--is Josie's. . . . When it comes to love. . . Marcus seems to have it all: youth, style, and loads of sex appeal. . .unlike Andy Wyatt--the southern millionaire businessman who does nothing for Josie's libido, although he is the sweetest man she's ever met. So why is she bothered when she runs into him with a blonde bombshell on his arm? And why can't she stop thinking about him? Now, torn between two men, Josie will have to hope for another twist of fate to give her a happily-ever-after kind of love. . . "A wicked, clever send-up of the world of fashion!"--Simon Doonan, author of Nasty--My Family and Other Glamorous Varmints
A DEAL WITH THE DEVILKansas 189's. Riding in Coffeyville with the notorious Dalton Gang, Johnny Logan never expected a simple bank robbery to go so murderously wrong. Limping away from the carnage, he finds himself facing death...and the devil himself. For eternal life, Johnny will agre to almost anything - even returning to scene of the crime every hundred years. At least until an angelic blond gives him a reason to regret his choice.AN ANGEL'S EMBRACEKansas 1999. Angelica Newland was still smarting from a bad marriage when she took a job with Logan Enterprises and found herself swept off her feed by her dakly handsome boss, the infamous corporate lion, John Logan. But when Logan's mysterious secrets plunge her into the past with him, they begin a desperate race against time- to reclaim Logan's soul...and the love they had found in each other's arms.
Cross Your Heart. . .One by one, they will die. He has waited patiently, planning their final moments. Their tortured screams, their pleas for mercy--all will be in vain... And Hope. . .Homicide detective Julia Cass has witnessed plenty of crime scenes. But the murder of a Chattanooga judge is shocking in its brutality. Teamed with FBI agent Will Brannock, Julia delves into an investigation that soon unearths more bodies--all mutilated in the same way, all left with a gruesome souvenir of a killer's ruthless rage. . .To Die. . .The only way to stop the slaughter is to predict the next victim. But when you're dealing with vengeance at its most ruthless, one wrong move can make you a target. . .and the next word you utter could be your last. . .Praise for the novels of Beverly Barton"A shivery read. . . Tight twists and hairpin turns will keep readers racing through the pages." --Bookpage on Don't Cry"Barton delivers a solid mix of romance and terror in her latest thriller." --Publishers Weekly on Don't Cry"Masterful!" --New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard on Cold Hearted
summons to a bullet-riddled body in a Hell's Kitchen apartment marks the start of a new case for consulting detectives Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson. The victim is a subway train driver with a hidden stash of money and a strange Colombian connection, but why would someone kill him and leave a fortune behind?The search for the truth will lead the sleuths deep into the hidden underground tunnels beneath New York City, where answers--and more bodies--may well await them...
One Family At A TimeLana Porter had it all--a happy marriage and two wonderful teenage daughters--until the fateful night tragedy struck, shattering her once idyllic life. Picking up the pieces hasn't been easy, as she has struggled to be a good mother to her girls, Micki and Beth, and a supportive sister to Marlene and Kathryn, whose own lives seethe with turmoil. Every day seems to bring a new challenge, but against enormous odds the bonds between mothers and daughters can bend without ever breaking. Families are never perfect--but their love for each other can be... Praise for Drusilla Campbell's Wildwood "Resist the urge to turn the page to find out what happens next. Linger, instead, to savor the skillfully crafted writing." --Judy Reeves, author of The Writer's Book of Days"The limits of friendship and the demands of love. . .come to vivid life." Susan Vreeland, author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue "A paean to the power of female friendship." --Booklist
Be Afraid. . .It's a beautiful house--a perfect place to live. To dream. To start a life together. It's the perfect place for so many things, he thinks as he puts on the gloves and reaches for her, enjoying her screams. But today, it's a perfect place to die.Be Very Afraid. . .Steerforth, Connecticut, was once an idyllic, sleepy New England town. But now, the leafy streets and picture-perfect houses have turned shadowy and menacing, every small detail suddenly becoming suspect: lost toys placed carefully on back porches, lights blazing in a house that should be empty, closet doors standing slightly ajar, mysterious flowers wrapped in black tissue paper. And the bodies...Or Else You're As Good As Dead. . .A serial killer has come to Connecticut. He is watching, honing his skills, waiting, for the perfect time to make them pay for what they've done. And when he's through, home will never be sweet again...
The first family of the Mount Zion Progressive Baptist Church lives to preach. But when it comes to practice, they could use a little divine intervention. . .Minister King Brook's daughter, Princess, is about to marry the man she thinks she loves. . .until a disaster leaves her lavish wedding--and her life--in shambles. Her ex, Kelvin, has returned to win her back. Her fiancée, Rafael, is determined to tie the knot. And when Princess's grandfather, the Reverend Doctor Pastor Bishop Overseer Mister Stanley Obadiah Meshach Brook, Jr., adds his own unexpected contribution to the matrimonial mayhem, all you-know-what breaks loose. . .Meanwhile, Princess's mother, Tai, is working hard to keep it all together. As if her daughter's wedding bell blues aren't enough, menopause has her losing her sex drive, gaining weight, and battling insecurities. But King's too busy to talk, her mother-in-law is in a fight of her own, and her best friend is dealing with a major family crisis. Tai learns that when God is all you've got, He's all you need. All, that is, except some decisions and some actions that aren't always so divine. . ."There's drama, laughter, and little bit of naughtiness. All Up In My Business was an exceptional read." --Urban Reviews"Lovely gives her readers a mouth-dropping, laughing, Oh-My-Goodness story." --APOOO Book Club on Mind Your Own Business
What happens when a villain becomes a hero?Mr. Hyde is trapped, locked in Dr. Jekyll's surgical cabinet, counting the hours until his inevitable capture. As four days pass, he has the chance, finally, to tell his story--the story of his brief, marvelous life.Summoned to life by strange potions, Hyde knows not when or how long he will have control of "the body." When dormant, he watches Dr. Jekyll from a remove, conscious of this other, high-class life but without influence. As the experiment continues, their mutual existence is threatened, not only by the uncertainties of untested science, but also by a mysterious stalker. Hyde is being taunted--possibly framed. Girls have gone missing; someone has been killed. Who stands, watching, from the shadows? In the blur of this shared consciousness, can Hyde ever be confident these crimes were not committed by his hand?"You may think you know Dr. Jekyll, but this Hyde is a different beast altogether."--Jon Clinch, author of Finn "Prepare to be seduced by literary devilry! Go back to Victorian times to find a very postmodern whodunit. Visceral prose, atmosphere you could choke on, characters who seem to be at your very shoulder."--Ronald Frame, author of Havisham"Hyde brings into the light the various horrors still hidden in the dark heart of Stevenson's classic tale of monstrosity and addiction. Devious and ingenious, it is a blazing triumph of the gothic imagination."--Patrick McGrath, author of Asylum
World War II to Present. "My dear Melinda, I hate to see you throw away what may be the love of your life..." Melinda Thompson knew that her grandmother had always adored Nick. But Grammy's gone now and Melinda's on the verge of divorce...When she comes home to her widowed grandfather, Grandpa Jack hands her a leather-bound journal--and invites her to look into some family secrets. Grammy's voice rings out from the journal, begun when she was in her twenties and living in Nazi-occupied Belgium. Breathlessly, Melinda reads the story of a young woman involved in the Resistance and the British airman whose life she saved. The story of passionate love and a wartime promise. One that saw her grandparents, Esm? and Jack, through World War II. And a marriage of more than sixty years. With the example of her grandparents' lives, Melinda looks for the courage to believe again. In the love of her life.
Shadow Days, told from Shay's perspective, chronicles the days before the start of the New York Times bestselling Nightshade, when Shay is taken away from the friends he loves and forced to live in his uncle Bosqu Mar's mansion, where the gargoyles seem to move, magic seems real, and nothing is as it should be.
Bosque Mar, the source of dark magic in Andrea Cremer's New York Times bestselling Nightshade series, enters our world for the first time in Rift. This short story chronicles what happens when he--and his wraiths--arrive in the village of Dorusduain, a village that disappears in Rift.
Everybody in Chicago has a "superhero sighting" story. So when a villain attacks editorial assistant Gail Godwin and she's rescued by superhero Blaze, it's a great story, and nothing more. Until it happens again. And again. Now the media has dubbed her Hostage Girl, nobody remembers her real name, and people are convinced that Blaze is just her boyfriend, Jeremy, in disguise.Gail's not so sure. All she knows is that when both Jeremy and Blaze leave town in the same week, she's probably doomed. Who will save her now?Yet, miraculously, the villains lose interest. Gail is able to return to her life ... until she wakes up strapped to a metal table by a mad scientist who hasn't read the news. After escaping--now more than human herself--she's drawn into a secret underground world of superheroes. She'll have to come to terms with her powers (and weaknesses) to make it in the new society, and it's not easy. After all, there's a new villain on the rise, and she has her sights set on the one and only Hostage Girl.
In this gripping and action-packed debut, an Army Intelligence officer and a Delta Force soldier must race against the clock to stop a catastrophic terrorist attack ...When Army Intelligence officer Heather Langstrom's military convoy is ambushed and she's taken prisoner, she knows she'll need all her strength and courage to survive, escape her captors, and report the whispers of unrest brewing in the Middle East.Delta Force Captain Jace Reed isn't one to throw caution to the wind, but when his team stumbles upon beaten and weak Heather fleeing the terrorist training camp they've been dispatched to destroy, he'll risk everything to get her to safety.Once back on base, they learn her convoy's ambush was no accident ... she'd been targeted. As the evidence of an impending attack mounts, Jace and Heather uncover a deadly terrorist plot that could kill hundreds of civilians.But Jace's protective instincts and Heather's fierce independence put them at constant odds. And as they close in on the extremists, they must learn to trust one another in order to save innocent lives ... even if it means sacrificing their own.
One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Professor Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical--and sometimes devastating--breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics, and incorporating full-color illustrations throughout the text, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behavior from the legacy of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging, and provocative, Sapiens integrates history and science to challenge everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our heritage...and our future.
In this rich and riveting narrative, a writer's search for the truth behind his family's tragic past in World War II becomes a remarkably original epic--part memoir, part reportage, part mystery, and part scholarly detective work--that brilliantly explores the nature of time and memory, family and history.
Warriors Super Edition: Bramblestar's Storm is an epic stand-alone adventure in Erin Hunter's #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series! What happened to the warrior Clans after the events of the fourth Warriors arc, Omen of the Stars? In this never-before-told story, readers will dive into ThunderClan's continuing adventures under the leadership of Bramblestar.The Dark Forest has been defeated, and Bramblestar is now leader of ThunderClan. But the warrior cats must now weather a new kind of storm--or all four Clans will be swept away. Join the legion of fans who have discovered the epic adventures, fierce warrior cats, and thrilling fantasy world of the mega-bestselling Warriors series. This stand-alone entry is perfect for new readers and dedicated fans alike.Bramblestar's Storm also includes an exclusive ten-page Warriors manga adventure!