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In an edgy, seductive novel hailed by Rachel Van Dyken as "unique and gripping," Jessica Lemmon introduces the ultimate bad boy . . . and a love that crosses all boundaries. Morgan Young had a perfect upbringing, and now she's got a perfect boyfriend and a perfect future--until her twenty-first birthday changes everything. First Morgan finds out, in the most painful way possible, that her relationship is a sham. But that's nothing compared to the nightmare about to unfold. It's too late for Tucker Noscalo. A brutal childhood left him with a bad reputation and a criminal record. Fresh out of jail, Tucker has a score to settle with Baybrook's crooked chief of police--his own father. Nobody will believe Tucker's explosive accusations without proof and a good lawyer, neither of which he has on his side. Until he sees someone he used to know, someone who just so happens to be the daughter of the best lawyer in the county. He needs Morgan to convince her father of the ugly truth. But first he has to convince her, and he'll do whatever it takes to get her to listen. Confronted by the story of Tucker's dark past, Morgan feels utterly compelled to help him. And as their connection grows into a fierce bond fueled by raw passion, Morgan finds herself falling for the wrong guy--but never has the promise of love felt so right.Advance praise for Forgotten Promises "This story will grab you from the very first page and refuse to let go."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken "Uniquely dark and utterly beautiful, the love story of Tucker and Morgan is one that will stay with you. Forgotten Promises is the best New Adult book I've ever read."--New York Times bestselling author Gina L. Maxwell"An addicting and angsty roller coaster, Forgotten Promises had me hooked from page one and didn't let go of my heart until the end."--Gillian Archer, author of the True Brothers MC series Praise for Jessica Lemmon's Fighting for Devlin "Fighting for Devlin is an addicting read I couldn't put down! I loved watching Devlin and Rena fight to get over their pasts so they could have a bright future."--New York Times bestselling author Jen McLaughlin "Sexy is as sexy does, and Devlin does it very well! Jessica Lemmon pens an edgy journey of two lost souls and the healing power of love. With all the heat of a bad boy and a walk on the wild side, Fighting for Devlin is a page-turner from beginning to end."--New York Times bestselling author Tawny Weber "Sexy, emotional, and well written, Fighting for Devlin is a must-read for everyone who loves to watch a bad boy hero fall to his knees in the name of love."--USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne "Line up, ladies: When you finish this book, you will be ready to fight for Devlin. Jessica Lemmon has written an amazing read full of twists, emotions, and steam. I fell in love with Devlin and Rena."--USA Today bestselling author Chelsea Camaron "Gorgeously written and sexy as hell, Fighting for Devlin is a terrific New Adult debut."--USA Today bestselling author Serena Bell Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
"Mira Lyn Kelly's writing always sparkles," raves Lauren Layne, and Kelly does it again in Now and Then--a steamy short novel of lost love, second chances, and hidden dangers. Brynn Ahearn is gorgeous, fun, and not just a sports nut but an NBA camera woman whose work takes her all over the country. In other words, she's a walking male fantasy--or at least, she would be if she weren't so busy keeping the guys at bay. The fact is, with Brynn's con-man father fresh out of jail and back in her life, dating is just too risky. Haunted by memories of her past, she couldn't ask any man to gamble with his life for love--even one as addictive as Ford Meyers. Ford can't believe his luck when he walks into a bar in Chicago's Wicker Park and gets an eyeful of Brynn, the one that got away. After the gorgeous redhead blew him off in college, Ford got on with his life and made his fortune as a bestselling game designer, but he's never found a woman who compared to Brynn. No stranger to success, Ford is used to getting what he wants--and after a scorching stolen kiss, what he wants is a second shot with his first love. To get it, he just has to convince her that he's man enough to take on the past she can't leave behind. Advance praise for Now and Then "Sexy and fun with a little heartbreak thrown in for good measure, Now and Then sucked me right in and didn't let me go until the last page. Ford and Brynn are the kind of couple you cheer for."--New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan "In this heartwarming story from Mira Lyn Kelly, two hearts dare to trust again and find love is all the sweeter the second time around."--USA Today bestselling author Alexis Morgan Praise for Mira Lyn Kelly's Dare to Love series "Mira Lyn Kelly's writing always sparkles, and she's at her absolute best in this sexy friends-to-lovers novel. I read it all in one sitting."--USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne, on Touch & Go "Sexy and with a truly fresh voice, Touch & Go is one you don't want to miss."--Tina Leonard, USA Today bestselling author of Last of the Red-Hot Cowboys "I enjoyed my time with Sam and Ava, and I'll be back for the next one."--Heroes and Heartbreakers, on Touch & Go "It's clear from the beginning that all the snark between Tyler and Maggie is masking a powerful attraction that they both wish to ignore. Every time they resist just makes every time they give in that much hotter (and sweeter)."--Library Journal, on Truth or Dare "A sexy, heartfelt story about hard choices, sweet temptation, and forever love!"--USA Today bestselling author Tina Wainscott, on Truth or Dare "Delicious tension, raw emotion, and plenty of heat make Truth or Dare a sexy, witty read."--Elisabeth Barrett, author of the Return to Briarwood series Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Daymond John has been practicing the power of broke ever since he started selling his home-sewn t-shirts on the streets of Queens. With no funding and a $40 budget, Daymond had to come up with out-of-the box ways to promote his products. Luckily, desperation breeds innovation, and so he hatched an idea for a creative campaign that eventually launched the FUBU brand into a $6 billion dollar global phenomenon. But it might not have happened if he hadn't started out broke - with nothing but a heart full of hope and a ferocious drive to succeed by any means possible. Here, the FUBU founder and star of ABC's Shark Tank shows that, far from being a liability, broke can actually be your greatest competitive advantage as an entrepreneur. Why? Because starting a business from broke forces you to think more creatively. It forces you to use your resources more efficiently. It forces you to connect with your customers more authentically, and market your ideas more imaginatively. It forces you to be true to yourself, stay laser focused on your goals, and come up with those innovative solutions required to make a meaningful mark. Drawing his own experiences as an entrepreneur and branding consultant, peeks behind-the scenes from the set of Shark Tank, and stories of dozens of other entrepreneurs who have hustled their way to wealth, John shows how we can all leverage the power of broke to phenomenal success. You'll meet: · Steve Aoki, the electronic dance music (EDM) deejay who managed to parlay a series of $100 gigs into becoming a global superstar who has redefined the music industry · Gigi Butler, a cleaning lady from Nashville who built cupcake empire on the back of a family recipe, her maxed out credit cards, and a heaping dose of faith · 11-year old Shark Tank guest Mo Bridges who stitched together a winning clothing line with just his grandma's sewing machine, a stash of loose fabric, and his unique sartorial flairWhen your back is up against the wall, your bank account is empty, and creativity and passion are the only resources you can afford, success is your only option. Here you'll learn how to tap into that Power of Broke to scrape, hustle, and dream your way to the top.From the Hardcover edition.
If you love Mary Balogh and Eloisa James, don't miss Pamela Labud's sensuous Hunt Club series! To Catch a Lady introduces four lordly, rakish sportsmen whose bachelor paradise is threatened by a matchmaking aunt--and by the sting of unexpected love. Ashton Blakely, the Duke of Summerton, cannot stop his aunt from meddling in his affairs. So rather than let her select a most disagreeable mate, Ashton decides to fire the first volley by holding a ball as a scheme to bag the ideal wife: a deferential girl eager to produce and raise an heir, leaving Ashton to his beloved hunting lodge and titled friends. But when Ashton falls for the one woman who isn't willing to play his game, all his plans scatter like buckshot. Suddenly, the chase is on! Caroline Hawkins has no interest in marriage. In fact, she has devoted her life to defending women from the indignities visited upon them by their husbands. She only chaperones her beautiful younger sister to Summerton's ball in the hopes of saving her family from bankruptcy. She certainly doesn't expect to catch the Duke's eye . . . nor is she prepared for the heat that rises every time she thinks of his powerful build or his dark, tantalizing gaze. Caroline can run, but she cannot hide--for Ashton has already captured her heart.Advance praise for To Catch a Lady "Pamela Labud takes two strong-willed hearts, an unconventional marriage agreement, and the elitist rules of Regency London and weaves a delightfully sensual romance. I loved this first installment of the Hunt Club series and can't wait for the next one!"--Maeve Greyson author of My Tempting Highlander Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don't make the mistake of crossing one... Having triumphed over a powerful enemy and ended up with both a wonderful guy--Sheriff Liam McClellan--and an adorable adopted daughter to raise as a Baba Yaga, Barbara Yager is ready to welcome her happily ever after. But first she must bring Liam to the Otherworld and get the Queen's permission to marry him. The Queen, however, is not so easily persuaded. She gives them three impossible tasks to complete in two weeks' time--and if they fail Barbara will have to watch Liam slowly age and die like all humans, and kiss her happily ever after good-bye forever. Includes an exclusive preview of the next Baba Yaga Novel, Wickedly Powerful Praise for the Baba Yaga Novels "Paranormal romance at its best."--Alex Bledsoe "Witchy and wild."--Tanya Huff "An addicting plot...kept me glued to the page. I never had so much fun losing sleep!"--Maria V. Snyder
And sometimes the Strange came to visit Clare, and dreams walked through her waking life. After years of living in America, Clare Macleod and her father are returning to Ireland, where they'll inhabit the house Clare was born in--a house built into a green hillside with a tree for a wall. For Clare, the house is not only full of memories of her mother, but also of a mysterious boy with raven-dark hair and dreamlike nights filled with stars and magic. Clare soon discovers that the boy is as real as the fairy-making magic, and that they're both in great danger from an ancient foe. Fast-paced adventure and spellbinding prose combine to weave a tale of love, loyalty, and the strength we carry within ourselves. "A stunningly atmospheric, gorgeously complicated dream of a book." --Publishers Weekly, starred reviewFrom the Hardcover edition.
An exuberant, one-of-a-kind novel about love and family, war and nature, new money and old values by a brilliant New Yorker contributorThe Portable Veblen is a dazzlingly original novel that's as big-hearted as it is laugh-out-loud funny. Set in and around Palo Alto, amid the culture clash of new money and old (antiestablishment) values, and with the specter of our current wars looming across its pages, The Portable Veblen is an unforgettable look at the way we live now. A young couple on the brink of marriage--the charming Veblen and her fiancé Paul, a brilliant neurologist--find their engagement in danger of collapse. Along the way they weather everything from each other's dysfunctional families, to the attentions of a seductive pharmaceutical heiress, to an intimate tête-à-tête with a very charismatic squirrel. Veblen (named after the iconoclastic economist Thorstein Veblen, who coined the term "conspicuous consumption") is one of the most refreshing heroines in recent fiction. Not quite liberated from the burdens of her hypochondriac, narcissistic mother and her institutionalized father, Veblen is an amateur translator and "freelance self"; in other words, she's adrift. Meanwhile, Paul--the product of good hippies who were bad parents--finds his ambition soaring. His medical research has led to the development of a device to help minimize battlefield brain trauma--an invention that gets him swept up in a high-stakes deal with the Department of Defense, a Bizarro World that McKenzie satirizes with granular specificity. As Paul is swept up by the promise of fame and fortune, Veblen heroically keeps the peace between all the damaged parties involved in their upcoming wedding, until she finds herself falling for someone--or something--else. Throughout, Elizabeth McKenzie asks: Where do our families end and we begin? How do we stay true to our ideals? And what is that squirrel really thinking? Replete with deadpan photos and sly appendices, The Portable Veblen is at once an honest inquiry into what we look for in love and an electrifying reading experience.
NEW IN THE SANTA FE BOBCATS SERIES! They're not on the same page in the playbook... When Anya Fisher is asked to be the maid of honor in her best friend's wedding, she jumps at the chance to go to Santa Fe. There's nothing left for her in Atlanta--except a bitter and controlling almost-ex husband. Starting over as an online personal shopper is challenging, but not as much as having to plan wedding festivities with uptight groomsman Josiah Walker... As a Santa Fe Bobcats running back, Josiah wants to make his mark on the field, not on the earth. A serious conservationist, he's all about saving energy. So why is he wasting so much on the flighty fashionista in his best friend's wedding? One kiss leads to another--and more. But when Josiah discovers that Anya has just as much substance as style, their harmless little fling may go into overtime... Praise for the Santa Fe Bobcats series "Jeanette Murray has grabbed me as an author...I am sticking with these Bobcats to the end!"--Delighted Reader
The first in an edgy new contemporary romance series that follows a family on the run, from the author of the USA Today bestselling A Little Too Far series... As the oldest son of a Chicago crime lord, Robert Delgado always knew how dangerous life could be. With his mother dead and his father in prison, he's taking charge of his family's safety--putting himself and his siblings in witness protection to hide out in a backwater Florida town. Fourth grade teacher Adri Wilson is worried about the new boy in her class. Sherm is quiet and evasive, especially when he's around his even cagier older brother. Adri can't help her attraction to Rob, or the urge to help them both in whatever way she can. But the Delgados have enemies on two sides of the mob--their father's former crew and the rival family he helped take down. It's only a matter of time before someone finds them. And if Rob isn't careful, Adri could end up in the crossfire... Includes an exclusive preview of the next On the Run novel, Over the Line.
One girl's heart gets rocked to the core in the first novel in this sexy New Adult series. Twenty-one-year-old front girl Emmylou knows that getting her band noticed in the '90s indie rock scene will be no easy task. She definitely knows better than to break the number one rule of the band: Don't sleep with your bandmates! But after she ends up having the best sex of her life with her guitarist, Travis, she finds following that rule is a lot harder than it sounds. When the band gets the gig of their dreams, making it big seems just within reach. But Emmy's inability to keep her hands off Travis threatens everything they've worked for. Can Emmy find a way to break the rules and not blow the chance of a lifetime? "So full of voice I can nearly taste it. . . Emmylou is bursting with strength and inspiration and--bless her heart--genuine flaws. . . Travis is perfection: a bowl of sugar balanced in a set of long, naughty, guitar-playing fingers."--Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling authors of the Beautiful series Includes an exclusive preview of the next Hub City Romance from Mercy Brown
The award-winning, easy-to-read guide to help you get out of debt, rebuild your credit, and fulfill your financial dreamsWhether you're just starting out or need a fresh start, Real Money Answers for Every Woman is the money management guide that will help you gain control of your financial future. Written in an accessible Q&A format, it offers relatable and easy-to-understand advice on everything from credit card management, home ownership, and student loans to affordable childcare and negotiations for a higher salary. Following Patrice's practical advice, you'll learn to form "wealthy" habits, establish an "opportunity fund," and avoid collecting STUFF that causes debt. With Real Money Answers for Every Woman, you'll discover the freedom that comes from feeling financially secure."In a season when women are taking back their emotional, physical, and financial power, Patrice Washington has provided a road map to prosperity and new possibility for us to follow and reap the rewards. I look forward to deep diving into this book again and again." --Lisa Nichols, CEO of Motivating the Masses, bestselling author, featured teacher in The Secret
Even with the very best of intentions, people often fail to make wise choices for themselves--whether for their health, their finances, or their business decisions. Yet it doesn't have to be that way--thanks to the science behind fifty bits design, a set of principles that helps close the gap between intentions and actual behaviors.Of the ten million bits of information our brains process each second, only fifty bits are devoted to conscious thought. This means that humans are wired for inattention and inertia, so we often choose without thinking and act against our own interests. Understanding this is the key to any behavior change, from increasing charitable donations to reducing unintended pregnancies.As the former chief scientist of Express Scripts, a Fortune 25 health care company, Bob Nease is an expert on applying behavioral sciences to the health care industry. He realized that providing financial incentives and tools--an approach that assumes patients will act rationally--was not having the outcome that he expected. Instead, he had to reengineer patients' environments in order for their natural inclinations to lead them to the best decisions. In a nod to the brain's fundamental cognitive limitation, he called this approach "fifty bits design," and now he applies his knowledge to the wider world, offering important, practical solutions that marketers, human resources professionals, teachers, and even parents can use to improve the behavior of others around them and get the positive results they want.Nease offers a set of powerful and effective strategies for change:* Require Choice: compel people to deliberately choose among options* Lock In Good Intentions: allow people to make decisions today about choices they will face in the future* Let It Ride: set the default to the desired option and let people opt out if they wish* Get in the Flow: home in on where people's attention is likely to go naturally* Reframe the Choices: set the framework people use to consider options and choices* Piggyback It: connect the desired choice or behavior with something people already like or are engaged in* Simplify...Wisely: make the right choices frictionless and easy; make the wrong choices more difficultThe Power of Fifty Bits is the first how-to guide that provides step-by-step instructions for helping customers, employees, co-workers, and clients get the results they truly want.Advance Praise for The Power of Fifty Bits"In many ways, this book is yet another one of Bob's cleverly engineered systems, expertly designed to hook you with an enigmatic title, hold you with delightful stories and deep ideas, and ultimately leave you better than you were before--wiser about people in general, and about yourself in particular."--from the foreword by Daniel Gilbert"Want to learn how to design approaches that spur others to achieve their goals--and that do the same for you and your own goals? With clarity, eloquence, and humor, The Power of Fifty Bits shows you how."--Robert B. Cialdini, author of Influence"If you want to understand how the environment you live in can be reshaped so that your intuitions, fears, hopes, and dreams can best be managed and aligned with your best intentions, I recommend you read this fun, challenging, and useful book."--Arthur Caplan, professor of bioethics, NYU Langone Medical Center"The Power of Fifty Bits shows you how to produce outcomes that have both high financial effectiveness and high acceptance by employees."--Bob Ihrie, SVP of Compensation and Benefits, Lowe's Companies, Inc."The Power of Fifty Bits is a great resource for creating state-of-the-art programs to promote well-being. Combining evidence for effective behavior change with practical advice, this book will transform your thinking and put you on a path to a much better life."--Helen Darling, strategic advisor, National Business Group on Health"Bob Nease is a pioneer of implementing social science in business and healthcare, and we are lucky to have him share his expertise."--Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational"This book proves ...
The acclaimed, award-winning essayist and memoirist returns to fiction with this reflective, bittersweet tale of love, loss, and wonder in the life of the irrepressible aging poet,Thomas MurphyTrying to weasel out of an appointment with the neurologist that his only child, Máire, has cornered him into, the poet Thomas Murphy-- exuberant singer of the oldies; friend of the down-and-out; tough, honest, and all-around good guy--contemplates his sunset years.Máire worries that Murph is losing his memory. Murph wonders what to do with the rest of his life. The older mind is at issue--as he belts out, standing in his skivvies in his apartment house courtyard, "What are you doing the rest of your life?" Even as he doubts it, Murph's mind, full of wit, worry, meditation, and plain fun, is a creative traveler, jumping from fact to memory to a whole imagined universe. He conjures the islands that have shaped him: Manhattan, his longtime home, and Inishmaan, off the Irish coast, where the rocks and the sea gave him poetry. He muses on the dead: Oona, his wife of fiftysome years, and Greenberg, his best friend. He embraces the living: his scolding, loving daughter and William, his grandson, a small and delicious replica of himself. Into his life, under bizarre circumstances, comes Sarah, less than half his age and blind, who sees into his heart. Murph finds his querulous self capable of intimacy again with a woman who too has edges, and a story of her own. They are drawn to each other by words and loneliness and, most significantly, by a shared attitude that "looks" outward toward joy, beauty, and the suffering world--what to do with the rest of one's life.Praise for Roger Rosenblatt"To enter the world of this wonderful memoir is to leave the dull certainties of home and go wandering. The author's destination is always the great wide world Out There, and through his sharp, compact prose, Roger Rosenblatt takes the reader with him. . . . In this extended essay, at once a memoir and a meditation on the literary form itself, Rosenblatt writes the way a great jazz musician plays, moving from one emotion to another, playing some with a dose of irony, others with joy, and a few with pain and melancholy (the blues, of course)."--Pete Hamill for the New York Times Book Review"Beautiful sentences spill out such as, 'Everyone dwells in one past or another, and to a greater or lesser extent, is ruled by it.' A hallmark of memoir is the self now reflecting on the self then. This book pulls off the high wire feat of illuminating that double identity . . . deliciously satisfying."--New York Journal of Books"By opening up his own heart and mind, Rosenblatt creates a work so diverse and comprehensive that it feels more like a shared dream than merely an intricately written reflection of one man's life and loves."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "The book is rich with recollections and with the lush wanderings of memory and imagination . . . a characteristically eloquent and multiply rewarding book."--Washington Post"With the beautiful, lyrical writing and thoughtful reflection for which he is known, Rosenblatt offers beautifully rendered memories of childhood and ongoing curiosity about the city he so obviously loves."--Booklist
The innovative guide that reveals how eating more fat--the smart kind--is the key to health, longevity, and permanent weight loss.For years experts have told us that eating fat is bad. But by banning fat from our diets, we've deprived ourselves of considerable health benefits--and have actually sabotaged our own efforts to lose weight.Though they originally came from vastly different schools of thought about diet and weight loss, renowned nutritionist Jonny Bowden and well-respected physician Steven Masley independently came to the same conclusion about why so many people continually fail to shed pounds and get healthy. It all comes back to a distinction far more important than calories vs. carbs or paleo vs. plant-based: smart fat vs. dumb fat.In Smart Fat, they explain the amazing properties of healthy fat, including its ability to balance hormones for increased energy and appetite control, and its incredible anti-inflammatory benefits. The solution for slimming down--and keeping the pounds off for life--is to "smart-fat" your meals, incorporating smart fats with fiber, protein, and most importantly, flavor. Bowden and Masley identify smart fats, explain what not to eat, and provide a thirty-day meal plan and fifty recipes based on the magic formula of fat, fiber, protein, and flavor.It's time to unlearn what we think we know about food. Getting smart about fat--and everything you eat--and learning to smart-fat your meals is the only solution you'll ever need.
Spring, 1924Recovering from a broken engagement and a near-fatal illness, Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr vows to live life on her own terms. Breaking free from the stifling constraints of society, she travels to France to stay with her free-spirited aunt. For one year, she will simply be Miss Parr. She will explore the streets of Paris and pursue her artistic dreams.Paris is a bohemian paradise teeming with actors, painters, and writers who welcome Helena into their exciting circle. Among them is Sam Howard, an irascible, infuriatingly honest correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. Dangerously attractive and deeply scarred by the war, Sam is unlike any man she's ever encountered. He offers her a glimpse of a future that is irresistible and impossible.As Paris rises from the ashes of war, so does Helena. But is she strong enough to completely let go of the past and follow her heart, no matter where it leads her?them is Sam Howard, an irascible and infuriatingly honest correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. Dangerously attractive and deeply scarred by the horror and carnage of the war, Sam is unlike any man she has ever encountered. He calls her Ellie, sees her as no one has before, and offers her a glimpse of a future that is both irresistible and impossible.As Paris rises phoenix-like from the ashes of the Great War, so too, does Helena. Though she's shed her old self, she's still uncertain of what she will become and where she belongs. But is she strong enough to completely let go of the past and follow her heart, no matter where it leads her?Artfully capturing the Lost Generation and their enchanting city, Moonlight Over Paris is the spellbinding story of one young woman's journey to find herself, and claim the life--and love--she truly wants.51, quai de BourbonParis, France12 February 1924My dearest Helena,I have two suggestions that I hope you will consider. First, I would be very happy if you would come to stay with me in France. You said in your letter that you wished to Live--I so love your use of capital letters here--and where better than France for such an endeavor?Second--and let me emphasize that this is a suggestion and not an edict--if you do come to stay I think it best if you find some way to occupy your days. I live quietly, and I worry that you would quickly find my company boring--but if you have something to do you will be much happier for it. Given your interest in art, and your undeniable talent in that regard, I think you ought to consider a term of study at one of the private academies in Paris.I leave for Antibes at the end of this week--write to me there, no matter what you decide.With affectionate good wishes,Auntie A
The Far Stars stands on the edge of a precipice. The forces of Governor Vos have surged forth, conquering worlds and imposing the emperor's brutal rule over millions. Only one thing stands in the way of total victory: Marshal Augustin Lucerne's newly created confederation. Vos has a simple plan: assassinate the marshal and manipulate his generals to fight over his legacy, destroying one another in the process.But another threat lurks--Arkarin Blackhawk. The smuggler and mercenary has been the marshal's ally, working in the shadows and unraveling Vos's plans. The governor can only hope the mysterious adventurer continues to resist a formal position with the confederation.Or he can have Blackhawk assassinated, too.Because if Blackhawk succeeds Lucerne, the black-and-gold imperial flags will be stained red with blood. Blackhawk's past is a dark and dangerous one, and if he is put at the helm of the confederation armies, the brutal imperial general he once was may rise again.The Far Stars is facing the final battle. The imperials seem unstoppable. But if Blackhawk somehow survives--and can come to grips with the horror deep within him--he just might be able to save the Far Stars from the iron hand of the empire.
Presidential secret agent Lanny Budd is called back into action in post-war Germany as the Cold War begins Since the age of thirteen, Lanny Budd has been more than an eyewitness to history. From the Paris Peace Conference to the Battle of the Bulge, he has played key roles in the extraordinary events of his age. Now, forty years later, Presidential Agent 103 is coming out of retirement to serve his country--and the free world--once more. A counterfeiting conspiracy hatched by unrepentant neo-Nazis threatens to gravely damage America's efforts to rebuild and stabilize a divided Germany. Lanny's previous experience, as well as his unexpected connection to one of the chief conspirators, makes him the ideal operative to foil the sinister plot. But when he infiltrates the Russian-controlled sector, what Lanny sees makes his blood run cold. Communist leader and former US ally Joseph Stalin has twisted the socialist ideals he holds dear into weapons of tyranny, oppression, and terror. With the onset of a shadow war between two world superpowers, Lanny realizes that his mission is far from over. The Return of Lanny Budd is the final volume of Upton Sinclair's Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatization of twentieth-century world history. A thrilling mix of adventure, romance, and political intrigue, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of the author's vision and his singular talents as a storyteller.
From the collapse of the Third Reich to the destruction of Hiroshima to the Nuremberg Trials, Lanny Budd bears witness to the birth of a new world order As a spy for President Franklin Roosevelt, Lanny Budd was able to infiltrate the inner circle of the Nazi high command and glean essential information on behalf of the Allied cause. Now, as the terrible global conflict approaches its long-awaited conclusion, the newly commissioned Captain Budd of the US Army is on hand to witness the final collapse of the Third Reich in the aftermath of the Battle of the Bulge. The nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki brings World War II to an end, but not even the death of Franklin Roosevelt can release Lanny from his obligations as Presidential Agent 103. A devastated Europe needs to be rebuilt, and there is a necessary reckoning still to come in the heart of defeated Germany, where the fanatics who murdered countless millions will stand trial for their crimes. O Shepherd, Speak! is the penultimate volume of Upton Sinclair's Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatization of twentieth-century world history. An astonishing mix of adventure, romance, and political intrigue, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of the author's vision and his singular talents as a storyteller.
As D-Day approaches, presidential agent Lanny Budd is unmasked by Himmler's Gestapo and must flee the Nazis' retribution In 1943, the once-unstoppable Nazi war machine is starting to falter. For a decade and a half, Lanny Budd's cover as a fine-art dealer and Fascist sympathizer has held firm, earning him the confidence of Hermann Göring and other top officials, including Adolf Hitler himself. With the Allies preparing to retake Europe, Lanny must make certain that the location of the invasion remains hidden from the Nazi high command. But his mission is compromised and his life endangered when Heinrich Himmler, Hitler's feared Gestapo chief, uncovers Lanny's true loyalties. Now FDR's most trusted spy must run for his life, escaping into the European countryside with Hitler's executioners on his trail. His survival will require great courage, endurance, and ingenuity, but Lanny Budd is determined to live long enough to witness what he has waited so many years to see: the final collapse of the Third Reich. One Clear Call is the thrilling ninth installment of Upton Sinclair's Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatization of twentieth-century world history. An astonishing mix of adventure, romance, and political intrigue, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of the author's vision and his singular talents as a storyteller.
With America at war, Lanny Budd risks life and limb from North Africa to Moscow on behalf of the Allied cause Members of the German high command believe that American art expert Lanny Budd is sympathetic to their cause, but since 1938 he has been an undercover agent working for President Franklin Roosevelt. Now, in 1941, the United States has been pulled into the fray by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and Lanny's services are required more than ever. In Algiers he must convince the French troops to stand with the Allies in advance of the Axis invasion. A meeting in Moscow, intended to sway Communist despot Joseph Stalin, precedes Hitler's disastrous decision to invade Russia. Over the course of the next two years, Lanny faces death at virtually every turn as his important presidential missions carry him from the sands of the African desert to the bomb-blasted streets of Berlin. Presidential Mission is the electrifying eighth chapter of Upton Sinclair's Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatization of twentieth-century world history. An astonishing mix of adventure, romance, and political intrigue, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of the author's vision and his singular talents as a storyteller.
Presidential secret agent Lanny Budd is targeted by allies and enemies alike as the deadly tide of war rolls across Europe Europe, 1940. As war rages across the continent, America watches anxiously from the sidelines. And President Franklin Roosevelt has been keeping an even closer eye on developments in the Third Reich. At the president's personal request, Lanny Budd gained the confidence of the Nazi high command and began transmitting valuable information back to the White House. Espionage is a dangerous game, however, and Presidential Agent 103 soon finds himself a target of the French Resistance fighters he is attempting to assist. On a trip to London, Lanny avoids death during a Luftwaffe bombing raid and takes part in the capture of Rudolf Hess. He gets stranded in Asia and is forced to make his way across war-torn China after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor finally brings the United States into the global melee. But Lanny's most important mission still lies before him: He must enter the lion's den alone and unprotected once more to unearth the Nazi Party's most deeply buried secret--the progress of Hitler's scientists in the race to build the atom bomb. A World to Win is the electrifying seventh chapter of the Pulitzer Prize-winning series that brings the first half of the twentieth century to vivid life. An astonishing mix of history, adventure, and romance, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of Upton Sinclair's vision and his singular talents as a storyteller.
Lanny Budd infiltrates the Nazi high command in the riveting sixth chapter of Upton Sinclair's Pulitzer Prize-winning series of historical novels Dashing and well-connected, Lanny Budd has earned the trust of the Nazi high command. To Adolf Hitler and his inner circle, the American art dealer is a "true believer" committed to their Fascist cause. But Lanny is actually a secret agent serving as President Franklin Roosevelt's eyes and ears in Germany. When he learns of the Führer's plans for conquest, Lanny's dire warnings to Neville Chamberlain and other reluctant European leaders fall on deaf ears. The bitter seeds sown decades earlier with the Treaty of Versailles are now bearing fruit, and there will be no stopping the Nazi war machine as it rolls relentlessly on toward Paris. Dragon Harvest captures the dramatic moment when world leaders realized that in trying to appease Hitler, they made a grave mistake. An astonishing mix of history, adventure, and romance, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of Upton Sinclair's vision and his singular talents as a storyteller.
On the eve of World War II, Lanny Budd reenters the deadly snake pit of Nazi Germany as a presidential spy An American art expert raised in a world of European wealth and privilege, Lanny Budd is dedicated to his socialist ideals and to combatting the twin scourges of Nazism and Fascism. In 1937, a chance encounter in New York with Professor Charles Alston--his boss at the Paris Peace Conference and now one of President Roosevelt's top advisors--provides Lanny with the opportunity to make a profound difference. Appointed Presidential Agent 103, the international art dealer embarks on a secret assignment that takes him back into the Third Reich as the Allied powers prepare to cede Czechoslovakia to Adolf Hitler in a futile attempt to avoid war. But Lanny's motivations are not just political: The woman he loves has fallen into the brutal hands of the Gestapo, and Lanny will risk everything to save her. Presidential Agent is the action-packed fifth installment of Upton Sinclair's Pulitzer Prize-winning series that brings the first half of the twentieth century to dramatic life. An astonishing mix of history, adventure, and romance, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of the author's vision and his singular talents as a storyteller.
Upton Sinclair's Pulitzer Prize-winning saga continues as Lanny Budd faces the horrors of Nazi Germany and steps into the fire of the Spanish Civil War Lanny Budd's dedication to social justice and political action has placed a serious strain on his marriage to his heiress wife, Irma, but as he moves through the 1930s, the international art dealer is unable to turn a blind eye to what is happening in Europe. As the Nazi Party solidifies its power in Germany, Lanny recognizes a golden opportunity to make a difference when his arms dealer father strikes a business agreement with Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler's second-in-command. Robbie Budd's alliance with the Luftwaffe commander and Lanny's art world reputation enable the younger Budd to move easily among the Nazi high command and gather valuable information he can transmit back to those who are dedicated to the destruction of Nazism and Fascism. It is a dangerous--albeit necessary--game that Lanny is playing, and it will carry him from Germany to Spain on a life-and-death mission on the eve of the Spanish Civil War. The fourth installment of an eleven-book series, Wide Is the Gate continues Upton Sinclair's literary journey through the tumult of the twentieth century. An astonishing mix of history, adventure, and romance, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of the author's vision and his singular talents as a storyteller.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: Lanny Budd faces the unstoppable tide of Nazi terror in the third installment of Upton Sinclair's monumental saga of twentieth-century world history In the wake of the 1929 stock market crash, Lanny Budd's financial acumen and his marriage into great wealth enable him to continue the lifestyle he has always enjoyed. But the devastation the collapse has wrought on ordinary citizens has only strengthened Lanny's socialist ideals--much to the chagrin of his heiress wife, Irma, a confirmed capitalist. In Germany to visit relatives, Lanny encounters a disturbing atmosphere of hatred and jingoism. His concern over the growing popularity of the Nazi Party escalates when he meets Adolf Hitler, the group's fanatical leader, and the members of his inner circle. But Lanny's gravest fear is the threat a national socialist government poses to the German Jewish family of Hansi, the musician husband of Lanny's sister, Bess--a threat that will impel the international art dealer to risk his wealth, his future, even his life in a courageous attempt to rescue his loved ones from a terrible fate. Winner of the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Dragon's Teeth brilliantly captures the nightmarish march toward the Second World War. An astonishing mix of history, adventure, and romance, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of Upton Sinclair's vision and his singular talents as a storyteller.