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Ellen had never been out of the low hill country of northeastern Mississippi. Since the death of her mother many years before, and the death of her younger brother only a year or so earlier, she and her father had shared their cabin and five acres of land alone. Except for Sleet, the horse that-because he feared lightning and thunder-had thrown and killed her brother. Ellen was terrified of Sleet. It was summer. Ellen's father's newest job-he had had many-was as a calendar salesman, so he was gone a great deal of the time. Her only contact with the outside world was through the telephone and news programs on the TV. The family's nearest neighbor was Granny Bo, an old woman full of stories of days past and dark forebodings about the present and future, which she read from signs and portents she clearly accepted as true. Ellen believed and shared Granny Bo's fears even when she did not want to. Then, stirring events in the nearby town, a stranger and his wife living in a nearby abandoned house, a kidnapping, and deeper and deeper questions in Ellen's mind about everyone she knew--including her father and Granny Bo--conspired to make Ellen face her fears and find her courage, just when it was most needed.
In this tender and seductive tale, a man with a tortured soul may have just found the one woman who can heal him. Shannon Summers has no idea why she's been summoned to the grand mountaintop estate of a very rich and very reclusive man. She only knows it has something to do with the character she created as an advertising agency artist, a character who is now the cartoon star of one of the hottest children's programs on television. She has no interest in being swept up in the magnetic draw of the former international playboy Jonathan Dream--but fate has other plans. Twice before in his life, Jonathan had allowed himself to care about someone, and each time tragedy had occurred. Now his scarred face is his punishment, the North Carolina mountains his sanctuary. Jonathan only invites the artist into his secret space to help cheer his young daughter. But the frisson of desire that rolls through him when he lays eyes on Shannon shakes him to his core. Could a woman who wants nothing to do with Jonathan's fame and fortune find her way into his heart--and bring him back into the world? Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Along Came Trouble, The Notorious Lady Anne, and Unforgettable.
From the authors of the instant New York Times bestsellers The Strain and The Fall comes the final volume in one of the most electrifying thriller series in years. It's been two years since the vampiric virus was unleashed in The Strain, and the entire world now lies on the brink of annihilation. There is only night as nuclear winter blankets the land, the sun filtering through the poisoned atmosphere for two hours each day-the perfect environment for the propagation of vampires. There has been a mass extermination of humans, the best and the brightest, the wealthy and the influential, orchestrated by the Master--an ancient vampire possessed of unparalleled powers--who selects survivors based on compliance. Those humans who remain are entirely subjugated, interred in camps, and separated by status: those who breed more humans, and those who are bled for the sustenance of the Master's vast army. The future of humankind lies in the hands of a ragtag band of freedom fighters--Dr. Eph Goodweather, former head of the Centers for Disease Control's biological threats team; Dr. Nora Martinez, a fellow doctor with a talent for dispatching the undead; Vasiliy Fet, the colorful Russian exterminator; and Mr. Quinlan, the half-breed offspring of the Master who is bent on revenge. It's their job to rescue Eph's son, Zack, and overturn this devastating new world order. But good and evil are malleable terms now, and the Master is most skilled at preying on the weaknesses of humans. Now, at this critical hour, there is evidence of a traitor in their midst... And only one man holds the answer to the Master's demise, but is he one who can be trusted with the fate of the world? And who among them will pay the ultimate sacrifice so that others may be saved?
The Night Fairies' magic is missing --- and now Fairyland is in the dark! Rachel and Kirsty can't wait for their week at Camp Stargaze! They'll get to roast marshmallows, tell spooky stories, and sleep in cool cabins. But when the Night Fairies' magic goes missing, Rachel and Kirsty have another activity to add to their list --- helping their fairy friends! Without Zara the Starlight Fairy's magic, the stars are dimming. The night sky could be ruined forever. Rachel and Kirsty know that Camp Stargaze won't be the same without any stars in the sky. . . .
The Night Fairies' magic is missing --- and now Fairyland is in the dark! Rachel and Kirsty can't wait for their week at Camp Stargaze! They'll get to roast marshmallows, tell spooky stories, and sleep in cool cabins. But when the Night Fairies' magic goes missing, Rachel and Kirsty have another activity to add to their list --- helping their fairy friends! Rachel, Kirsty, and all the other campers are getting ready for a fun midnight feast. But Morgan the Midnight Fairy's magic is missing. Without it, the midnight feast could turn into a midnight flop!
The Night Fairies' magic is missing --- and now Fairyland is in the dark! Rachel and Kirsty can't wait for their week at Camp Stargaze! They'll get to roast marshmallows, tell spooky stories, and sleep in cool cabins. But when the Night Fairies' magic goes missing, Rachel and Kirsty have another activity to add to their list --- helping their fairy friends! It's Rachel and Kirsty's last night at Camp Stargaze, but terrible dreams are keeping them awake. What a nightmare! Sabrina the Sweet Dreams Fairy is the only Night Fairy who is still missing her magic. Can Rachel and Kirsty help her find it?
From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "White Heat" comes the first in a back-to-back trilogy featuring three sexy secret agents of the anti-terror T-FLAC organization, who use paranormal powers to combat evil. Original.
Now in trade paperback for the first time, bestselling author Nelson DeMille brings you the triumphant return of Detective John Corey, in this #1 New York Times bestselling novel that investigates what really happened to TWA Flight 800.
From the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. Night Falls Fast is tragically timely: suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five.An internationally acknowledged authority on depressive illnesses, Dr. Jamison has also known suicide firsthand: after years of struggling with manic-depression, she tried at age twenty-eight to kill herself. Weaving together a historical and scientific exploration of the subject with personal essays on individual suicides, she brings not only her remarkable compassion and literary skill but also all of her knowledge and research to bear on this devastating problem. This is a book that helps us to understand the suicidal mind, to recognize and come to the aid of those at risk, and to comprehend the profound effects on those left behind. It is critical reading for parents, educators, and anyone wanting to understand this tragic epidemic.
Sharie Kohler returns to the shadowy world of the Moon Chasers, where a seductive witch stalked by demons finds protection in the arms of a lycan on a mission of blood vengeance. . . . Darby lives her life below the radar, moving from town to town in the coldest climates, eluding the demons that hunt her--and never allowing herself to get close to anyone. Now, in frigid isolation, Darby waits tables in a small town and tries to forget who she is--what she is--and the danger forever nipping at her heels. Until a new danger finds her--a lycan pack whose distant howls have the locals on edge. But the call of the lycans has also drawn a handsome, menacing stranger. . . . For years, Niklas has searched for the bloodthirsty pack that murdered his mother and infected him. Darby is overwhelmed by his raw appeal and dangerous strength. Niklas senses her need and vulnerability . . . and together they give in to the hungry attraction blazing between them--but desire this fierce brings dangers of its own. When Darby is targeted by the lycans, the stakes are higher than ever--and Niklas is not about to lose another woman he loves to their evil bloodlust.
A young policewoman breaks all the rules to get to the bottom of the mysterious death of the best friend she betrayed in this stunning follow-up thriller from the author of Suspect and Lost. Ali Barba, a Sikh detective with the Metropolitan Police, is recovering from injuries sustained in the line of duty when she receives a letter from her estranged friend, Cate, imploring her to come to their high school reunion. Alarmed by the urgent tone of the note, and eager to make amends for her unforgivable past behavior, Ali goes to the reunion. Cate is pregnant, but before Ali has the chance to congratulate her, Cate hurriedly whispers, "They want to take my baby. You have to stop them." It is the only hint of Cate's troubles Ali manages to get. As they are leaving the reunion, Cate and her husband are run down by a car and killed. The mystery darkens when it is discovered that Cate had faked her pregnancy by tying a pillow underneath her dress. All Ali has to go on is a file in Cate's desk that contains two ultrasound pictures, letters from a fertility clinic, and various papers that seem to confirm the unborn baby's existence. As she puts together the pieces, her search takes her to Amsterdam and into the company of some very unsavory people on both sides of the Channel who'll do anything to thwart her investigation. A gripping thriller and a searing tale of the search for redemption, The Night Ferry is Michael Robotham's finest novel yet.
At the tender age of twenty-four, Rebecca Cullen found life much too complicated. She worked a full-time job, raised her two teenage brothers, supported her retired grandfather and tended to their Georgia farm. When her troubled brother Clay was arrested on drug charges, Rebecca's life suddenly began to come apart at the seams. The last thing she needed was the district attorney on the case to be arrogant, rude -- and the handsomest man she'd ever seen. Word on the street was that Rouke Kilpatrick was notorious for his hard line against drug dealers. He used whatever means necessary to prosecute them. But Rebecca's brother was innocent. And when the antidrug Rourke began to sympathize with Rebecca and her family, she couldn't help but acknowledge her sizzling attraction to him. As passions flared between them, innocent Rebecca dared to hope that her narrow world might finally be opening up to include someone like Rourke -- sophisticated, sensual and exciting. Every time she was with him, she felt like Cinderella at the ball. All she wanted was to feel his arms wrapped around her, his strong body pressed up against hers. But is the man she's falling in love with just using her to pursue a drug dealer? Now Rebecca will have to decide which is stronger: Rourke's passion for the law -- or for her.
Only a woman as bold as Arielle Browning would try to take a wagon train of brides to the lonely men of the Oregon frontier. Only a man as fearless as Luc D'Arcy would escort these women through the harsh, untamed wilderness. They had different reasons for heading west. Arielle was searching for her long-lost love; Luc was seeking revenge. But one powerful desire gave them the strength to endure- and soothed the hidden pain deep within their hearts. To most men, Arielle was a devil of a woman, flame-haired and hot-tempered. But to Luc, she was his precious 'Angel.' Every kiss, every touch, every moment in each other's arms held the promise of a new tomorrow...in a new land as boundless and beautiful as the love that would change their destinies.
In this gripping novel, Saint-Exupéry tells about the brave men who piloted night mail planes from Patagonia, Chile, and Paraguay to Argentina in the early days of commercial aviation. Preface by André Gide. Translated by Stuart Gilbert.
Pam Lowder is proud of the pigeons she and her father raised. After her father leaves for the war a stranger comes to town and her pigeons turn up missing!
An empty train yard at midnight... a small cabin bathed in the light of a full moon... a seedy Skid Row hotel in San Francisco.... These are the places where fear lives, where the chill in the air has nothing to do with the temperature, and where Death can be someone you've already met. Collected here for the first time are twenty-six terrifying stories by Bill Pronzini, a master of dark suspense and horror. These chilling stories span nearly three decades in his award-winning career, and most have never been published before in book form. Prepare yourself now for an unforgettable gift, a very special delivery...
Flame Johnson, a victim of horrific experiments, is a walking time bomb bent on revenge in the sultry bayous of New Orleans, and Gator Fontenot must find her soon!
Former DEA agent John Marquez brings gritty investigative techniques and a clouded past to his role as head of a special operations unit of the California Department of Fish and Game. In the second thrilling case of this masterful series, Marquez and his team's cover is blown, leaving him caught between a ruthless band of bear poachers, a corrupt local game warden, and a county detective obsessed with a murderer-at-large. Meanwhile, Marquez's own fragile family is left wide open to mortal danger. Night Game hits hard and moves fast toward a finish that ricochets through wilderness, backwoods towns, and the darker recesses of greed.
He is the MVP of the future's hottest sport. In the year 2502, sex is a spectator sport, and Brian Byrne is its undisputed champion. He plays with a passion for the game, never for the woman. So why does he feel burned out, used up, and in need of a vacation? A few weeks in a simpler time where he doesn't have to think about sex sounds great. She wants a perfect night of pleasure. Ally O'Neill is having a career crisis. She is the best-selling author of a series on how to be the perfect wife. She is also recently divorced, so her perfect wife theory obviously needs fine-tuning. Her publisher now wants Ally to write about a night of sexual pleasure from a single woman's perspective. What does she know about sex and today's single woman? Nothing. Ally requires a consultant with sex-god credentials. Ally and Brian meet in 2002 beside the ruins of an Irish castle. Ally believes she needs Brian for only one night, but soon realizes she wants him to be her forever-man. Brian thinks no woman can tempt him, but Ally quickly has him trying to renegotiate the no-sex clause in his contract. In a world where no one has ever heard of the Testosterone Titans, Brian is about to discover that scoring is a lot less fun than falling in love.
Over time, the Magickals have learned to live in the company of humans and keep their extraordinary abilities a secret. But despite their vigilance, one lurks among them who will stop at nothing to obtain his dark desire . . . A cop with the Seattle P. D. , Selina Grayson is committed to both her job and her privacy. Few know that she's a centuries' old elf with a tragic past that continues to haunt her. Yet her body still craves the exquisite ecstasy of sex that is her birthright-and a night of complete sensual abandon is just what she needs . . . A Special Agent with the FBI Magickal Crimes Unit, Jack Laramie is one of the few Normals who know Magickals exist. He's wary of their power, but one touch from Selina ignites a fire within his blood. Hot with desire, he's ready to succumb to her erotic spell. But working a serial killer case together isn't quite as pleasurable-especially when the killer has a taste for humans like Jack. Now one wrong move could put out their heat for eternity . . . Praise for the novels of Crystal Jordan'There are books you read and those very special ones you devour . . . Carnal Desires is definitely one of the latter. This is definitely an author to watch. '- Kate Douglas, author of Wolf Tales'The author is a master world builder and the abundant sex scenes complement the plot and characters. One cannot help but fall in love with these large, dangerous, hot cats!'- Romantic Times on On The ProwlWARNING!This is a REALLY HOT book. (Sexually Explicit)
Some teenagers on Fear Street sneak out at night to play pranks. But then Diane's boy friend Lenny wants revenge on a teacher, and the pranks get out of hand.
A collection of poems describing a variety of dreams, some familiar, some strange, some beautiful, and some on the darker side.
Gus Ramone is "good police," a former Internal Affairs investigator now working homicide. His new case involves the death of a local D.C. teenager named Asa. The murder unearths intense memories of a case Ramone worked as a patrol cop 20 years earlier, when he and his partner, Dan "Doc" Holiday, assisted a legendary detective named T. C. Cook. The murders, all involving local teenagers with palindromic names, were never solved. The new case draws the three men together, re-igniting the love, regret, and anger that once burned between them.
Rage Winnoway's closest friends have always been her four dogs: Bear, Billy Thunder, Elle, and Mr. Walker. When Rage sets off for the hospital where her mother lies in a coma, the dogs and the neighbor's goat tag along. On the way, they run into the firecat, who talks them into going through a magical gate. And something wonderful happens! Each of Rage's friends is transformed. Bear becomes a real bear; Billy Thunder, a teenage boy; Elle, a warrior woman; Mr. Walker, a small, large-eared gentleman; and the goat, a satyr with an inferiority complex. Together, Rage and her companions embark on a quest to save the world of Valley, a journey that is somehow tied to Rage's family. In this brilliant tale of courage and transformation, Isobelle Carmody captures the magic of Narnia and the whimsy of Wonderland without losing sight of the real world and all its difficulties. From the Hardcover edition.
Outlaw.Preacher. Night Hawk. He's had many names, but he can't escape the past. Since Ian Vance's beloved wife was murdered years ago, the hardened bounty hunter knows he'll never feel love or tenderness again, so he's made it his mission to ensure others get their justice. But when he's charged with delivering a sharp-eyed beauty to the law, Ian can't help but feel he may still have something left to lose. Orphaned at twelve, Maggie Freeman has always found her way out of trouble. But now there's a vigilante mob at her back who would like nothing more than to see her hang for a crime she didn't commit. Maggie may have to accept help for the first time in her life . . . even if it's from the one man standing between her and freedom. As the past closes in, the sassy prisoner and toughened lawman may just find a passion between them that could bring blinding happiness . . . if they'll let it.
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