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Before Owen Deathstalker, there was the Twilight of the Empire...Hellworld. Wolf IV. It's the next stop for Captain Scott Hunter, who'd been given a choice. Get booted, or join the Hell Squads. For Russel Corbie, it was prison or the Hell Squads. Megan DeChance was an ESPer, so for her the only other choice was death. That's the kind of choice you're given when your new job puts you on the frontlines of the dangerous unknown... "Lots of action, an uncomplicated plot, plenty of exotic dangers and scenes, the kind of story you read to clear your mind of everyday hassles." Science Fiction Chronicle on HellworldHellworld has previously been published singly, as well as in the omnibus editions Twilight of the Empire (US) and Deathstalker Prelude (UK). Be sure to enjoy the other Prelude/Twilight of the Empire novels Mistworld and Ghostworld, and the entire Deathstalker series, all from New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green.
Before Owen Deathstalker, there was the Twilight of the Empire...Ghostworld. Unseeli. A dead world, at least since the Ashrai Rebellion ten years before. A world of metal trees crucial to the Empire, as crucial as Captain John Silence will one day be to the Empress. But not now. Silence botched the Empire's response to the Rebellion, and bears the burden for a world wiped clean of all life, save its precious metal trees. Now, Base Thirteen has gone silent, cut itself off from the Empire, and stopped its crucial shipments. Silence has to find out why, and clean up his mess, aided by the ESPer Diane Vertue and Investigator Frost. Behind each locked door on Base Thirteen, mystery and menace await.Ghostworld has previously been published singly, as well as in the omnibus editions Twilight of the Empire (US) and Deathstalker Prelude (UK). Be sure to enjoy the other Prelude/Twilight of the Empire novels Mistworld and Hellworld, and the entire Deathstalker series, all from New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green.
Before Owen Deathstalker, there was the Twilight of the Empire...Mistworld. The day would come when it would be a key world in Owen Deathstalker's Rebellion. Now, it's as it's always been, a world on the edge of the Empire, a lawless one, shielded from the outside by powerful ESPers. A world where Leon Vertue can run his body bank, where a burglar like Cat has more to fear from other thieves than the Empress' justice, a world where Investigator Topaz is determined to make her mark."Green moves his plot at top speed, and his characters are alive and his background solid." Baird Searles in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine on MistworldMistworld has previously been published singly, as well as in the omnibus editions Twilight of the Empire (US) and Deathstalker Prelude (UK). Be sure to enjoy the other Prelude/Twilight of the Empire novels Ghostworld and Hellworld, and the entire Deathstalker series, all from New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green.
"Ten years have passed since the Demon War. The Forest's scars are slowly healing, the Darkwood is still and silent, and few demons ever venture out of the endless night. But in a clearing not far from the Darkwood boundary, in a darkness where a sun has never risen and a moon has never shone, an ancient evil stirs in its sleep and dreams foul dreams."And with those words, New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green begins the third of his Forest Kingdom novels, a classic sword-and-sorcery quest of four Rangers, three outlaws, and one Infernal Device that could reawaken a Beast that's best left sleeping. Travel along with Duncan MacNeil, the witch Constance, Jessica Flint and Giles Dancer as they -- and their buried secrets -- go down among the dead men on the adventure of a lifetime.
It's seven years after the end of the Demon War. Rupert and Julia are becoming legends, their story one for performers to tell.Performers like Jordan, who was in debtors prison a year ago and is now to be cast in the role of a lifetime. Magicked to look like Prince Viktor, the middle child of the recently deceased -- and likely poisoned -- King Malcolm, his stage the halls of Castle Midnight, Jordan will be playing at politics instead of theater. While Jordan is in the middle of a struggle for succession with Viktor's two brothers, all three are pawns in a much bigger war. The forces of Real and Unreal see an opening in the battle for Malcolm's throne, and the very corridors of Castle Midnight become a constantly changing landscape for a new battle that could again tear the Forest Kingdom asunder.This is the second Forest Kingdom novel from New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green, and a worthy successor to his long-popular Blue Moon Rising.
It has been many years since the long night of the Blue Moon. King Harald is dead, and chaos reigns in the Forest Kingdom. The long-lost heroes of Blue Moon Rising must return in order to save the nation of their birth--and it might already be too late.Favorite characters return, and a stunning revelation about the true identities of two Haven cops (whom readers will recognize from Green's popular Hawk & Fisher series) awaits. At long last, revisit the world of the Blue Moon.A continuation of several of New York Times-bestselling author Simon R. Green's most beloved series, Beyond The Blue Moon was chosen as one of the year's best books by Science Fiction Chronicle, who wrote "If they're making fantasy adventure much better than this, I don't know about it." Locus lauded it as "an engrossing adventure", and Library Journal declared that "this fast-moving, wise-cracking sequel to Blue Moon Rising belongs in most fantasy collections."
Finally, a feng shui book that replaces non-sense with common sense! You don't need to be a professional designer or a feng shui expert in order to have a beautiful, comfortable home. Feng Shui That Makes Sense takes you step-by-step through the process of using feng shui principles to easily create a home that will please your eye, relax your body, inspire your mind, and lift your spirit. This book will help you: * Easily create a home of beauty, harmony, and comfort * Learn basic feng shui principles that work every time in every space * Improve the look and feel of any room in your home * Discover the origins of popular feng shui myths and misunderstandings * Enhance the areas of your home relating to Love, Money, Health, Family, and more * Apply feng shui principles to your landscape and garden * Integrate nature and natural materials into your living space * Clear your home of unwanted energy * Create a home that nurtures and inspires you physically, mentally, and spiritually * Understand how and why your environment affects you the way it does
Once upon a time there was a mouse knight who had a young squire. This squire wanted more than anything to become a great hero like his beloved master. Then the god of mice decided that rodent kind deserves a chance to become mankind's equals. However the lord of all evil will have none of it. A great cosmic war shall be the only result, and the mousegod needs a champion. Someone who wants to be a hero more than anything. Squibble's story was written in first person, by squibble. The artwork is drawn by squibble as he records his adventures in his journal. He soon finds out that being a great hero is far more difficult than tv ever made it look. He is called upon to leave behind his childhood, and suffer all the trials and tribulations that the enemy can hurl at him and his family. It falls upon this mouse knight to bare the burden for all rodent kind. The enemy is ruthless and powerful, but squibble is not without his own powers. He can see the spirit world and foretell the future. The real question is... can he grow up in time to outwit an enemy more than a million years old? Taught by the ancient chinchilla prophet nemo, and guided by his master who was the very first mouse knights he earns allegiance on all sides by friends and followers. The little mouse who wished that someday he would be a great hero struggles to fulfill his chosen destiny, become champion for the mousegod and become man and mouse's savior.
Once upon a time there was a little mouse born with the power to read. In the back room of a pet store, he read the classic tales of the Arthurian knights over the shoulder of the manager on break. Then one day, he was sold as snake food. But this mouse had other plans.... Defeating the dragon he becomes the first mouse knight. He then sets out to free his family from certain doom at the hands of uncaring humans. With no place to go, and no way of knowing what awaits him he and the other escapees seek out other rodents... ...and find that they are not alone! There exists a vast underground kingdom of mice who hail the little one as their hero. He then makes it his holy quest to find the mythical "kind human," the one person in the world who loves mice. With his faithful squire, a guardian rat, and a mouse named "bigfat" he sets out on an impossible journey across the fields of fate. Far beyond the borders of the mouse kingdom they set out to find the kind human-or perish trying. They journey to save their own kind and teach them they are worth more than 99 cent snake food. And maybe, if he is very lucky, the mouse knight will earn his greatest wish - a name! This is his story...one of love, hope, and mighty courage in the heart of a tiny mouse who would not accept his dismal fate.
Nicholas Sayers, needing money for college, takes a job as assistant to infamous photographer Damian Wolfe. It's just taking pictures, right? Wrong. While Nick has never questioned what kind of man he is or what he truly wants in life, working for Damian during a BDSM photo shoot opens his eyes to all sorts of sexual possibilities, and many of them include the handsome Mr. Wolfe. Damian has serious doubts about getting involved with a younger man who knows nothing about the BDSM lifestyle, but Nick's adventurous and humorous approach to new experiences is far too alluring to resist. Although he knows it might be a mistake, Damian takes Nick into his life. Flirting on the edges of control, submission, and pain excites Nick more than he would have ever dreamed possible. With Damian, Nick learns about his own deeply hidden desires and finds out that relinquishing control doesn't make him weak--having someone else in control of his sexual pleasure simply heightens it. And the reverse is true for Damian: Control turns him on. So they set out to explore these sensual boundaries together, neither expecting to find love along the way.
After witnessing a mob hit, surgeon Jack Francisco is put into protective custody to keep him safe until he can testify. A hitman known only as D is blackmailed into killing Jack, but when he tracks him down, his weary conscience won't allow him to murder an innocent man. Finding in each other an unlikely ally, Jack and D are soon on the run from shadowy enemies. Forced to work together to survive, the two men forge a bond that ripens into unexpected passion. Jack sees the wounded soul beneath D's cold, detached exterior, and D finds in Jack the person who can help him reclaim the man he once was. As the day of Jack's testimony approaches, he and D find themselves not only fighting for their lives... but also fighting for their future. A future together.
A Bottled Up StoryTyler O'Connor, a successful antiques dealer, meets aspiring artist Mark Burke when Mark's mother decides to sell some of her antiques collection. Tyler is enchanted by the quiet, reserved artist and works up the courage to ask Mark to dinner. Despite the date's success and their mutual attraction, Mark's happiness takes a blow when his mother learns that he is gay and throws him out of the house. Unsure of where to go, Mark shows up on Tyler's doorstep and finds shelter. Tyler's encouragement and support help kick-start Mark's career, especially when Mark finds that Tyler inspires him in the bedroom as well as the studio. But they're daunted when bad memories of the past, struggles in the present, and fear for the future strain Mark and Tyler's budding relationship. As the old saying goes, the best revenge is living well--and in this case--loving well, and with that in mind, Mark and Tyler go in search of happily ever after.
John McCann, a man who judges life by the tally of an accounts ledger, has a supreme goal in life: To achieve, live, and enjoy the rarified executive lifestyle. But he's encountered one problem: The migraines are going to continue to get worse unless you make some major changes in your lifestyle. What you need is a 'sea change'... Perhaps buy a nice little business in the country, settle down, something easier to occupy your time... While John knows the doctor is right, he just can't resign from the job he's fought so hard for. He decides the sacrifice of taking a year's leave of absence won't interfere too much with his plans, and so he finds himself running Margins, a cozy little bookstore, with the help of the former owner's son, Jamie. John expects to put in his year, get his stress under control, and then get back to business. What John doesn't expect is how Margins and its denizens draw him in, particularly the quiet, disheveled man who takes refuge in the old leather chair in the second-hand book section. John's plans for an unattached year of simple business crumble when he meets David and is forced to reevaluate life, love and what he really wants from both. John and David are forced to come to terms with their pasts as they struggle to determine what possible future they might build together.
Air Force Airman Bryce Callahan reports to the missile silo base in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to take up duties with the Base Security Police Squadron. There he meets Sergeant Todd Claymore, his training partner... who becomes his romantic partner, as well. Their lives settle into a routine as peaceful and pleasant as is possible while they're on active duty. That peace is broken when a squad of rogue Soviet commandos cross the U.S. border headed straight for Callahan's base, intent on destroying the ICBM missiles. Led by a Soviet general who controls an unsanctioned missile base in the Ural Mountains, the guerrilla action could easily explode into World War III. Caught up in the danger, Callahan and Claymore must face the enemy with courage to stop the attack and an all-out nuclear war.
Captured and accused of piracy, privateer Blaise Risner, captain of the Golden Stallion, finds himself in a clinch - literally - with Confederation Admiral Peter Keller, who promises to see justice done by way of hard labor. But when the chemistry between them rivals the heat of the twin Talixin suns, the dominant admiral decides he wants to handle the rehabilitation of the provocative pirate himself. After their first close encounter, Blaise figures that serving Keller in such a personal capacity won't be such a terrible sentence. Keller dispenses his own forms of painful justice and sensual discipline, which usually involve a not-so-resistant Blaise on his knees bound and determined to give as good as he gets. The privateer can't deny that suffering the handsome admiral's punishments makes him burn like the fires of the Horsehead Nebula. Serving in the roles of prisoner and captor defines their 'relationship', but no power can stop a shooting star ... the star of startling passion that flares every time they touch. Just when Blaise thinks he can navigate the treacherous asteroid field of emotion to find common ground with Keller, an interstellar war tears them apart. Through it all, Blaise's desire for his captor stands as tall and strong as the monoliths of Maraven, and he'll go to the very edge of the galaxy and back if that's what it takes to crack the ice around the admiral's heart.
Lucas Kiefer has lived through hell. Assaulted and nearly murdered by a man obsessed with him, he now lives with horrible scars inside and out. Abandoned by his boyfriend while trying to recover, Lucas withdraws into himself. Building a new life, he focuses only on running his bookstore. But his nightmare returns when ten years later, his attacker is released from jail on a technicality. Sheriff Nicholas Demetris has known and loved Lucas for five years. He doesn't care about physical scars; he's attracted to the silently strong man inside. He knows Lucas feels more for him than he'll admit. Despite being well aware of Nicholas's feelings, Lucas won't allow anyone close, regardless of the feelings in his heart, especially now when he's once again the focus of unwanted and deadly intentions. Lucas can't stand the idea of anyone being hurt for him, but Nicholas is determined to protect him and earn Lucas's love no matter what.
Young history scholar Christopher, granted rare permission to study the library of ancient and remote Bran Castle, wastes no time traveling to the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. Expecting to meet an elderly, reclusive nobleman, Christopher is surprised to be greeted by a handsome, virile man who clearly welcomes his presence and puts the library at his disposal. The elderly servant, Rupert and mysterious dungeon master, Constantine, are more in line with his expectations. It isn't long before Michael, the count, shows Christopher a secret chamber where the walls are covered with magnificent portraits of comely, nude young men. The Count confesses that these are former lovers, immortalized in paint, and remarks that Christopher would outshine them all. Boldly, Christopher accepts Michael's tacit invitation to his bed and is swept into a new world of sensual pleasure. But when he discovers a set of scrolls and a journal detailing an event in the castle dungeon's history, he finds that his lover may not be who he seems: Two hundred years ago, a curse was placed on the castle's count and two of his retainers. Can it be mere coincidence that their names were Michael, Rupert and Constantine?
I was looking forward to a relaxing, enjoyable vacation at my parents' old house on the lake. No responsibility, no stress, and no entanglements, other than the odd one-night bang with a gorgeous guy (who preferably dresses left). When a cop pulled over to check on me, I was blindsided. Officer Russell Seavers was an absolute hunk - and I had to have him. Just once (or maybe twice), but no way was I in the market for anything serious. Just a quick slick grapple by the lake, a hop or two in the sack, and I'd be good. But one look at that body that just didn't quit, oh God, that ass, and those dark, dark eyes, and I was afraid my summer fling might turn into something else, something I didn't expect.
Lovers of America's greatest game once again have the chance to spend time in the compassionate, funny, and oh-so-humane presence of author Marty Slattery with this new publication of his novel Diamonds Are Trumps. Through his character Bill Mahoney, Slattery shares his personal knowledge of the game (he pitched in the minor leagues) and his consuming passion for its players. With bone chips in his elbow that make his arm hurt all the way up to his ear, and scars on his middle-aged soul, Mahoney is something of a wounded knight errant. But when the umpire yells "Play ball!" Bill rises to dance to baseball's perpetual melody. Emotionally hollow and growing more passive with each birthday, Bill is skidding through his life, aching from lost loves and unfulfilled hopes. But the Dream is not done with him yet, and gradually, Bill understands the gifts the game can give him. In this 2008 publication of Diamonds Are Trumps-with a new introduction by Dr. James P. Elliott-author Marty Slattery gives his readers the gift of a funny, poignant, and lyrical novel about baseball as it's played in the minor leagues and life as it's played beyond the dugout.
Original view on what makes for business success, by one of Wall Street's most successful venture capitalists, it shows how to recognize and seize the moment that turns dreams of great fortune into reality.
With this collection of humorous essays on motherhood, Pam and Kae - good friends but total opposites - are living proof that although every mother is different, we're all on this roller coaster without a seat-belt- and it's the ride of our lives.
Psalms in Ordinary Voices is an exciting new collection of the Bible's 150 Psalms, each rewritten in contemporary language by an "ordinary" person. The authors are teachers, daycare providers, inmates, physicians, plumbers, locksmiths, janitors, children, artists, hair stylists, secretaries, pastors, a homeless man, and a sheriff, among others. A portrait of the writer in his or her everyday environment accompanies each Psalm. Together, the words and images reveal the beloved Psalms as both timeless and timely. Down-to-earth and deeply moving, Psalms in Ordinary Voices is filled with images, metaphors, hopes, and visions that build on and refresh the Psalms. A decade in the making, this book was created by Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian, who conceived the project and edited the text, and photographer Ellen Augarten, whose images give insight into each writer's background.
Holly Elliott was probably the first professionally trained deaf counselor-therapist in the US. Her memoir focuses on accepting her deafness and her retraining that eventually led to a distinguished professional career.
Sportsman's Legacy: A Rich Memoir of a Man's Life with His Great Sportsman Father, His Beloved Family, and His Adored Brittany.by William G. Tapply Mike Tapply Vicki Stiefel
First published in 1993, SPORTSMAN'S LEGACY was the a story of a remarkable relationship between father and son. It could have been the tale of any father and son whose lifelong bond was forged in the outdoors, except that the father was H.G. "Tap" Tapply, who for half a century stood tall among the giants of a generation of beloved sporting writers, including Lee Wulff, Burton Spiller, Ted Trueblood, and others. The son, author William G. Tapply, was revered in his own right as the author of more than 30 mystery novels, including 25 Brady Coyne novels, a dozen outdoor books, and hundreds of articles. This expanded edition includes all of the original book's material, plus more than 60 new photographs; introductions by Bill's son, Mike, and Bill's wife, Vicki; a dialogue between Bill and Philip R. Craig, his co-author on three novels and the author of the J.W. Jackson mysteries; a chapter on tying Tap's Nearenuf fly, and more. This edition expands on the original themes of cherishing nature's fragile mysteries, of loving her wild creatures, and of how an indelible bond formed between father and son can spark a deep and profound love of family and friends.
On a warm October day only a few years past the middle of the 18th century, a boy was born on Unst, the most northerly of isle of Shetland. He was named Michael Magnus, laird of Burrafirth.This fascinating tale of Scotland is perfect for all readers from 12 to 80.
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