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A castaway government official is stranded on an island of man-made monsters in this bold reimagining of the H. G. Wells science fiction classic War is hell, and the conflict tearing apart the world may be humankind's last. Set adrift on a makeshift raft in the middle of the South Pacific, the sole survivor of a sabotaged space-shuttle flight, undersecretary of state Calvert Roberts is certain his life is coming to an end. But fate intervenes, depositing him dehydrated and half starved on the beach of an uncharted island with a giant M etched into a cliff wall. At first it appears to be paradise, but Eden has a dark side: Here, Dr. Mortimer Dart is playing God. A genius geneticist who is certifiably mad, he is called Master by the unspeakable creations of his predecessor--monstrous creatures, neither human nor animal, but some nightmarish hybrid. Yet as horrible as the stranded government official finds these abominations, it is the truth behind Dart's experiments that chill Roberts's blood--for it will open wide a window onto an inescapable future of emptiness, ashes, and death. One of twentieth-century science fiction's brightest luminaries, Grand Master Brian W. Aldiss pays homage to one of the genre's most beloved progenitors, the great H. G. Wells, author of The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and other science fiction classics. An Island Called Moreau is a gripping near-future tale of inhuman experimentation, dystopia, morality, war, and mad science that honors and ingeniously updates Wells's brilliant dark masterwork, The Island of Doctor Moreau.
Islands represent unique opportunities to examine human interaction with the natural environment. They capture the human imagination as remote, vulnerable and exotic, yet there is comparatively little understanding of their basic geology, geography, or the impact of island colonization by plants, animals and humans. This detailed study of island environments focuses on nine island groups, including Hawaii, New Zealand and the British Isles, exploring their differing geology, geography, climate and soils, as well as the varying effects of human actions. It illustrates the natural and anthropogenic disturbances common to island groups, all of which face an uncertain future clouded by extinctions of endemic flora and fauna, growing populations of invasive species, and burgeoning resident and tourist populations. Examining the natural and human history of each island group from early settlement onwards, the book provides a critique of the concept of sustainable growth and offers realistic guidelines for future island management.
Shayna Kenyonknowsheartbreak. After she catches her fiancé cheating on her the night of their wedding, a reality break in Jamaica is just the pick-me-up this romance author needs. Especially when Shayna arrives at the exclusive resort. . . and notices the seriously sexy brother checking her out. In the Caribbean for a wedding, Donovan Deval isn't thinking about making a love connection. But it's time to move on with his life--and that means pursuing Shayna, The exotic beauty who's making his libido leap off the charts! Shayna wants to take it slow, but Donovan's ready to turn up the heat. As passion ignites, he vows to turn their sizzling island paradise into the real thing.
Dear Reader, It is difficult for an author to choose a favorite from among her own books, especially when she has been lucky enough--as I have--to make a career out of doing what she loves. But some stories are memorable because they mark an important milestone in an author's life, and for me, perhaps none is more special than Island Flame--my very first book. I was thrilled when it was published, and now, more than thirty years later, I am just as excited to share it again with you. Island Flame is a classic tale of romance on the high seas, featuring two extraordinary characters: the headstrong Lady Catherine Aldley and the legendary pirate Jonathan Hale. I don't have to tell you that their tumultuous escapade sizzles with passion (lots of passion!), but what I hope you will take away most from Cathy and Jonathan is that dreams do come true--in love and in life. Mine did, and I hope yours will too. I look forward to sharing many more adventures together in the future. Enjoy! Karen Robards
For two couples, paradise is about to heat up...Hawaii Magic by Beverly JenkinsWorkaholic attorney Anita Hunt is on the job 24/7. She's looking to make partner, not party. While on a forced vacation in Hawaii, she meets gorgeous pilot Steve Blair. When engine trouble forces them to make a crash landing, the seductive airman shows her a side of the exotic island and herself she never expected-and a passion that could make them partners in paradise forever....Fiji Fantasy by Elaine OvertonConnie Vaughn will never forget her thirtieth birthday present to herself: a passion-filled week in Fiji with a sensual stranger who knew her only as Contessa. But Michael Hillard is about to reenter her life in a big way. And from the moment the corporate playboy meets his mystery lover again, he wages an all-out campaign of seduction. This time the stakes are much higher-a love to last a lifetime!
Every summer thirteen-year-old Meg returns to the berry fields of her grandparents' farm on Sauvie's Island, Oregon. But this year, everything is different. With her mother remarried and a new baby on the way, Meg isn't quite sure where she fits in the family anymore. And how the comfortable familiarity of the farm has changed, too. There is a new girl, Tia... and she obviously holds a special place in Meg's grandparents' hearts. During this season of growth, Meg faces the challenge of figuring out what life, family, and friendship are all about. In order to thrive she must learn the importance of her unique characteristics and God's plan for her life.
Date: July 4 Rental type: 2-person sailboat Rented by: Jen Taylor and Dylan Nelson Rental time: 8:15 p.m. Destination: Out to sea! Life jackets: 2 Time back: ??? Don't wait up!
Mary-Kate and Ashley are all set for an exciting summer with their friends. Their adventures begin with a Survivor-like competition. But the game turns sour when they realizes it's much more fun to lounge around the pool sipping humid fruit drinks.
It's been eight years since Tory Sanderson has seen Ben Cooper--eight years since she found out he seduced her to win a bet with some classmates at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, and eight years since she got her revenge. . . . After fulfilling her dream of publishing a cookbook of island recipes, Tory is thrilled when she's invited on a Caribbean cruise as a guest lecturer. But excitement turns to anxiety when she finds out that Ben, who is now a celebrated restaurateur, will join her as the guest chef. Ben accepted the guest chef gig in order to enjoy a week of Tory sweating it out in the kitchen. But once the heat starts to climb, getting even turns out to be the last thing on his mind. In fact, picturing a future with Tory in his kitchen might add just the right amount of spice to his life. . . .
It's spring on Nantucket and everything is perfectly normal, until a sudden storm blankets the entire island. When the weather clears, the island's inhabitants find that they are no longer in the late twentieth century. . . but have been transported instead to the Bronze Age! Now they must learn to survive with suspicious, warlike peoples they can barely understand and deal with impending disaster, in the shape of a would-be conqueror from their own time. .
I AM sitting on top of a political vol cano," wrote Carl Bradshaw, the American journalist, in his first dispatch from sunny, beautiful Santa Marta. For his sharp eyes saw beneath the placid surface of the little Caribbean island to the pressures below, which were bound to erupt in a blaze of violence. About the main story of jealous love - and a "perfect" crime - the author has woven the many threads that make up the complex pattern of West Indian li fe. The impact of British colonial administration, the centuries-old friction between white planters and their native workers, the well-to-do society which carries on its pursuit of pleasure while explosive forces gather - these are among the dynamic elements that sweep Island in the Sun to an affecting climax.
All her life, Maggie Hammond has been running-from her family, from the men who want to tie her down, from the fear of having to depend on anybody but herself. The only place she ever felt safe was with her godmother, Nan. Then word comes that Nan has died and has willed Maggie her seaside Victorian house. When Maggie lands on the island one October day, she is intending to stay a few weeks-just long enough to clean out the place and sell it. But soon after she arrives, she makes a gruesome discovery on the beach that catapults her into the middle of the year-round island community and its strange cast of characters. There is Anna Craven, who trains and kennels the hunting dogs for the summer people; her bullying husband, Al Craven, the sheriff and self- proclaimed arbiter of law and order; Dennis Lacey, the newly arrived winter doctor, who is an Irishman and a loner; and Sam Matera, the naturalist who wages a fierce daily battle to preserve the island's fragile habitat. Maggie has always heard how much the islanders distrust the summer people and all mainlanders, but she is shocked to witness firsthand how deeply they distrust one another. "Island justice" is a unique code of ethics that, at its best, preserves the values of community and, at its worst, condones a vigilante form of retribution. In times of sickness, the island people rush to their neighbors with casseroles and offers to baby-sit. But there are other troubles they take great care to ignore. Slashed tires, a black eye in church on Sunday morning, a brick through a window late at night-these signal times when the islanders know enough to hold their tongues and look the other way. Just as Maggie must resist fleeing from the love of a man who could show her the true meaning of home, so the islanders are forced to examine the erosive undertow of secrecy, which threatens to destroy the island community they call home. A beautifully observed novel in the tradition of Anne Tyler and Alice Hoffman, Island Justice sets an independent woman's struggle to trust the pull of her heart against the backdrop of a community that must come to terms with its own conscience and the true meaning of justice.
Twelve provocative stories reveal the rich, lively world of Puerto Rican American teenagers in a New Jersey barrio. Humorous, poignant, and brimming with life, this collection deftly captures the experience of growing up Puerto Rican in the United States. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.
Island Love Songs Sultry days, hot nights and passion in the air... Enjoy the thrill of unexpected romance in three scintillating stories that lead to "I do," island-style... Seven Nights in Paradise by Kayla Perrin After flying halfway around the world to see her friend get married in Fiji, Melanie White bumps into the one man she's never been able to forget. Will one week be long enough to erase past mistakes and create sizzling new memories? The Wedding Dance by Carmen Green Vivian Franklin was asked to choreograph a surprise dance for a wedding in the Virgin Islands-and gorgeous best man James Smith has all the right moves. Almost every female in attendance wants to sweep him off his feet and right into the bedroom. But all James wants is Vivian-for tonight, and forever. Orchids and Bliss by Felicia Mason Baden Calloway ran away on her wedding day after deciding not to walk down the aisle. And she didn't stop until she reached Maui. Now lawman Jesse Fremont, her ex-fiancé's partner, is at her door, determined to win the woman he's always loved from afar....
Savor The PleasureChecking out an old hotel on a remote island seems like a waste of time to Reese Parker. Why is her boss interested in this out-of-the-way place? And then she meets the ruggedly handsome and incredibly sexy Ben Adams. . . Feel The HeatHe offers to be her local guide and suddenly what started out as a nightmare becomes an erotic dream come true. It's been so long and he's so hot. . . Surrender To PassionAll it takes is one kiss and Reese is consumed by desire. She wants to strip him naked, touch and taste his body, and surrender to the searing passion that burns within her. . . Praise for P. J. Mellor Sizzling. . . a great, fun-loving read. --Romantic Times on Drive Me Wild A very steamy book. --JoyfullyReviewed. com on Pleasure Beach You'll definitely want to read more of this author's work. --Romantic Times on Make Me Scream
Savor The PleasureChecking out an old hotel on a remote island seems like a waste of time to Reese Parker. Why is her boss interested in this out-of-the-way place? And then she meets the ruggedly handsome and incredibly sexy Ben Adams. . .Feel The HeatHe offers to be her local guide and suddenly what started out as a nightmare becomes an erotic dream come true. It's been so long and he's so hot. . .Surrender To PassionAll it takes is one kiss and Reese is consumed by desire. She wants to strip him naked, touch and taste his body, and surrender to the searing passion that burns within her. . .Praise for P.J. Mellor "Sizzling. . .a great, fun-loving read." --Romantic Times on Drive Me Wild "A very steamy book." --JoyfullyReviewed.com on Pleasure Beach "You'll definitely want to read more of this author's work." --Romantic Times on Make Me Scream
Enid Blyton's classic adventure series is fantastically repackaged for a new generation of readers. For Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Jack, the holiday in Cornwall is everything they'd hoped for--until they begin to realize that something very sinister is taking place on the mysterious Isle of Gloom. But they're not prepared for the dangerous adventure that awaits them in the abandoned copper mines and secret tunnels beneath the sea.
The third novel in the critically acclaimed Westerman and Crowther historical mystery series reveals the dark secrets of Crowther's past England, 1783. For years, reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther has pursued his forensic studies--and the occasional murder investigation--far from his family estate. But an ancient tomb there will reveal a wealth of secrets. When laborers discover an extra body inside the tomb, the lure of the mystery brings Crowther home at last, accompanied by his partner in crime, the forthright Mrs. Harriet Westerman. What Crowther learns will rewrite his family's past--and spill new blood in a land torn between old magic and modern justice. The next installment in a series described as "CSI: Georgian England" (The New York Times Book Review), Island of Bones is a riveting tale that will captivate fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Charles Finch.
ISLAND OF SECRETS. In the wake of a hurricane, a tiny bleached skull washes up in front of Detective Louis Kincaid's cottage. Days later, the bullet-ridden body of a woman surfaces on a nearby beach. She has no identification...except for a unique ring carved out of bone on her finger... ISLAND OF TERROR. Sensing a connection between the dead woman and the skull he's found, Louis starts investigating. His search for the truth will lead him down a trail of hidden secrets and lies to face utter evil on a lonely island where treachery never dies and the living never escape... ISLAND OF BONES.
Andrea didn't want to accompany her aunt and a group of privileged people on a boat trip to the Bahamas to look at a valuable artifact. But she's stuck there now, and angry when she realizes that this is a stolen artifact. All the adults want to own it, but Andrea knows it should be returned to the Peruvian government. Then the object disappears... and someone is found murdered. Who will be next?
If Her Desire For Revenge Doesn't Backfire. . Ex-Wall Streeter Barbara Turner wants revenge on the scam artist who swindled her grandmother out of her life savings and then killed her. Posing as a hair stylist, Barbara arrives in Paradise Island, shocked to discover that she's related to the town matriarch--and that she's one of the trustees of the family's antique bowl, which has mysteriously disappeared. Determined to solve these mysteries on her own, Barbara refuses to ask the town's sheriff for help. . . It Could Lead To A Lifetime Of Love. Unfortunately, Sheriff Harper Porterfield--Paradise Island's most eligible bachelor--already suspects Barbara of hiding something. But that isn't the only reason he won't let the plus-sized beauty out of his sight. He finds her thoroughly irresistible, but her subterfuge could destroy any chance of a happily ever after--especially while there's still a killer on the loose. . .
When six powerful figures appear on an island in peril, they are welcomed by the villagers as Toa come to save them. But these newcomers have far more dangerous plans for the island... and the Matoran who live there, as their pursuit of an incredible treasure threatens to unleash an ancient evil. Only the Toa Nuva can stop them -- or can they?
Vivid and enthralling, Island of the Doves tells the story of two women in early nineteenth century America--one typical of her time, one extraordinary for it--who transform each other's lives. Susannah Fraser lives in one of Buffalo's finest mansions, but her husband has made it a monstrous prison. When a mysterious woman offers to help her escape, Susannah boards a steamboat for Mackinac Island. But after being a dutiful daughter and obedient wife, it is only as she flees that she realizes how unprepared she is for freedom. An exceptional woman of early America, Magdelaine Fonteneau has overcome convention to live a bold and adventurous life, achieving great wealth and power as a fur trader. But Magdelaine has also seen great tragedy and lost all that was dear to her, and she is no longer sure her hardened heart is capable of love. Now, Magdelaine seeks redemption by offering safe harbor to Susannah. But as their friendship grows into something miraculous, it changes each woman in unexpected ways. Each needs to learn to love again, and only together can they realize a future bright with the promise of new life...
Dr. Moreau, a scientist expelled from his homeland for cruel experiments, finds a deserted island where he can create hideous creatures with manlike intelligence. But as the rigid order on Moreau's island dissolves, the consequences of his experiments emerge-and his creations revert to beasts more shocking than nature could devise.
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