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First in the Drake Sisters series from the "reigning queen of the paranormal romance"--#1 New York Times bestselling author of the Carpathian and Sea Haven novels.<P> The story of Sarah, the eldest of the extraordinary--and magical--Drake sisters, now rewritten and expanded, in this very special collector's edition...<P> "Sarah Drake has come home." Ever since Damon Wilder sought refuge in Sea Haven, he's heard the same breathless rumor pass the lips of nearly every local in the sleepy coastal town. Even the wind seems to whisper her name--a reverie so powerfully suggestive that it carries the curious Damon to Sarah's clifftop home, and seeks to shelter him there.<P> But Damon has not arrived alone. A killer has tracked him to Sea Haven, and into the shadows of Drake House. But Sarah has her own secrets, and danger--as well as a desire more urgent than either has ever known--is just a whisper away...<P>
On her fifth journey to the magical Fairy Realm, Jessie travels all the way to the end of the rainbow and tries to help her new friends, the rainbow fairies.
Capture the fantasy, thrills, and far-flung adventure of the first three novels in Terry Brooks's enchanting Magic Kingdom of Landover series-now for the first time in one gripping volume.Chicago lawyer Ben Holiday can't fathom what lies ahead when he purchases Landover-a magical kingdom of chivalry and sorcery-from Meeks, the mysterious seller who placed the ad. Weary and jaded, Ben clings to the ad's promise: "Escape into your dreams." But Landover is not the enchanted idyll he expected.The kingdom is in ruin. The barons refuse to recognize Ben as King, a dragon is decimating the countryside, and a demon lord has challenged any prospective ruler to a fatal duel. To make matters worse, the Paladin, renowned champion of the Kings of Landover, seems to be merely a legend.Ben's only allies are a bumbling court magician, a talking dog turned court scribe, and the beautiful Willow, who is part girl, part tree. With his friends in tow, Ben sets out to claim the throne. But when Meeks decides he wants Landover back, Ben will face supernatural foes of every stripe to prove himself worthy of the kingship. The question is: Can he survive?From the Trade Paperback edition.
Now in one thrilling volume-experience the magic, the intrigue, and the exciting escapades of the final two novels in Terry Brooks's spellbinding Magic Kingdom of Landover series All appears well with Ben Holiday. He's finally secured for himself the throne of Landover, and he and his wife, the exquisite sylph Willow, are expecting their first child. But their peaceful days are numbered. The conjurer Horris Kews returns to Landover and inadvertently releases an evil sorcerer from the Tangle Box, a magic chest used by the fairy folk to imprison wayward spirits. Now free, the sorcerer traps Ben inside the box's labyrinthine passages and plots to wreak havoc in Landover using Horris as his pawn. But Ben's greatest challenge comes when Rydall, a foreign king, issues Ben an ultimatum: defeat seven deadly champions, or Rydall's armies invade Landover. Complicating matters is the devastating fact that Ben and Willow' s young daughter has been kidnapped-and her fate lies in Rydall's dangerous hands. Relying on his loyal friends, his steadfast wife, and no small amount of endurance and enchantment, Ben risks his life to save everything he loves. But this time, black magic may prove too powerful for even the most devoted heart.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Do you have trouble setting goals? Would you like to have greater focus, stronger follow-through, and achieve dramatically better results? Would you like to learn how to get anything you want from life--more money, a new home, a promotion, better relationships, a greater sense of fulfillment, or anything else you can imagine? If so, then readThe Magic Lamp. This remarkable book describes a simple yet unforgettable process for how to obtain whatever you want from both your personal life and your career. What's the Secret? The Magic Lampis the first goal-setting guide for people who hate setting goals. Goals can take you anywhere you want to go, but they rarely give you the inspiration you need to get there. Wishes are different. They have emotional impact. They give you the freedom to dream and the power to make your dreams come true. The Magic Lamptransforms the process of setting goals from a dull routine into an exciting adventure because it's the first book to combine the methods of goal setting with the magic of making your wishes come true. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Magic Lantern is one of those rare books that define a historic moment, written by a brilliant witness who was also a participant in epochal events. Whether covering Poland's first free parliamentary elections -- in which Solidarity found itself in the position of trying to limit the scope of its victory -- or sitting in at the meetings of an unlikely coalition of bohemian intellectuals and Catholic clerics orchestrating the liberation of Czechoslovakia, Garton Ash writes with enormous sympathy and power.In this book -- now with a new Afterword by the author -- Garton Ash creates a stunningly evocative portrait of the revolutions that swept Communism from Eastern Europe in 1989 and whose after-effects will resonate for years to come.
In late 1700s Paris, a young but promising illusionist dabbles in the arcane art of phantasmagoria. But at his moment of greatest triumph-unveiling a magical lantern said to open a door to the Chinese spirit world-he is violently struck down by a vengeful phantom....On assignment in London, archaeologist Annja Creed is hunting down a man who claims to have discovered the Jekyll and Hyde potion. On the trail of one curiosity, Annja finds herself pulled toward another mystery...the origin of a strange, old-fashioned projector once used by eighteenth-century illusionists. As Annja delves into its rich history, a dark past begins to emerge. And someone wants to harness the power of this cursed artifact...risking everything for the treasures it promises.But Annja has a little magic trick of her own. One that she wields with deadly accuracy....
When fifteen-year-old Reason is pulled through the magical door connecting New York City with the Sydney, Australia, home of her grandmother, she encounters an impossibly ancient man who seems to have some purpose in mind for her.
This book explains a simple way to knit seamless socks, sleeves, neckbands, baby sweaters, mittens, and gloves using one long circular needle instead of double pointed needles. 3 projects: Ruffled Wristlets, Winter Socks, and Toe-up Baby Socks. 20 pages.
Raine Benares is a Sorceress Seeker of average ability until she comes into possession of an amulet that amplifies her powers-and her enemies.
My name is Raine Benares. I'm a seeker. The people who hire me are usually happy when I find things. But some things are better left unfound... Raine is a sorceress of moderate powers, from an extended family of smugglers and thieves. With a mix of street smarts and magic spells, she can usually take care of herself. But when her friend Quentin, a not-quite-reformed thief, steals an amulet from the home of a powerful necromancer, Raine finds herself wrapped up in more trouble than she cares for. She likes attention as much as the next girl, but having an army of militant goblins hunting her down is not her idea of a good time. The amulet they're after holds limitless power, derived from an ancient, soul-stealing stone. And when Raine takes possession of the item, it takes possession of her. Now her moderate powers are increasing beyond anything she could imagine--but is the resume enhancement worth her soul?
He's a Lonely Highland Lord... Aidan Dougal is deadly, and he knows it. His self-imposed isolation is to keep others out of harm's way. However, it also makes any kind of intimacy impossible...and certainly not marriage! Asking for help is beyond him until a woman unlike any he's ever met slips into his life like an answered prayer. She's a Complication He Never Expected Mora Abbott has been trained in patience, prudence, and practicality. But all those virtues fly out the window the moment she meets Aidan. She has a gift for saving people, but the more time she spends with the dark Scottish lord, the more she realizes she's the one in danger...of completely losing herself to his wicked ways. Praise for New York Times bestselling author Patricia Rice "Rich has a magical touch for creating fascinating plots, delicious romance, and delightful characters."--Booklist "You can always count on Patricia Rice for an entertaining story with just the right mix of romance, humor, and emotion."--The Romantic Reader
RIDE WITH THE DEVIL Clint Adams has seen plenty--but nothing quite like the Magic Man. After watching him take down three petty thieves with a pair of guns that appear out of thin air, Clint decides to ride along with this travelling magician...and maybe even learn the tricks of his trade. But someone is following close behind--someone convinced that the Magic Man is no man at all, but the Devil himself. And he won't stop until he sees the Devil dead. Now, even with the Gunsmith's skill and the Magic Man's tricks, it'll take a miracle to stay alive. OVER FIFTEEN MILLION GUNSMITH BOOKS IN PRINT!
In the dark of a grim hospital ward, five children escape to another world<P> They call themselves the incurables. They are five children doomed to spend their lives in Belleview's Ward Nine, unable to walk, care for themselves, or even take a trip outside. Their days are gloomy, but they have one another, and at night they play the game. Whispering about places that could never be, they build worlds so vivid that they almost seem real. And then one night, their dreams come true.<P> While the others sleep, Brick closes his eyes and thinks harder than he ever has about the place he calls the Magic Meadow--a lush hill where dandelions grow. When he opens his eyes, he has been transported. The meadow is real, and with his friends at his side, he will return there again and again--to learn, to walk, to live. <P> As five crippled children play games of imagining themselves in another beautiful world, one of the boys finds he can help the rest of them escape to a strange new place.
Book two in Accidental Enchantments. Prince Richard is cursed. Enslaved to a magic mirror, he must truthfully answer the evil queen when she uses it to call on him. To keep from betraying innocents, Richard wanders the countryside and avoids people.All her life, Gretchen has been teased for being small. When she hears of a hidden farm populated by little people like her, she sets out to find it-and is welcomed by the mostly male inhabitants. Lars in particular woos her with his gentle kindness and quiet strength.Danger looms when Gretchen meets a runaway princess and offers her shelter at the Little Farm. Wandering nearby, Richard instantly falls in love with the beautiful princess, and is later compelled to tell the queen that she is not the fairest of them all. Enraged, the queen vows to find them and destroy them.If either Gretchen or Richard are to have their happy endings, they must team up to break the mirror's spell before the queen kills them all...For another fairy tale retelling from Tia Nevitt, check out The Sevenfold Spell, available now! 43,000 words
Neef, the official Changeling of Central Park, has survived a life-threatening quest, but that's nothing compared to her first experiences at Changeling school. At Miss Van Loon's, she meets her counterparts from all over Manhattan, learns the basics of diplomacy, and, of course, gets in trouble. This time Neef must recover the Magic Mirror, or else New York Harbor's Mermaid Queen will turn all of the city's fresh water to salt--and everything will die.
The story of Hans Castorp that we intend to tell here-not for his sake (for the reader will come to know him as a perfectly ordinary, if engaging young man), but for the sake of the story itself, which seems to us to be very much worth telling (although in Hans Castorp's favor it should be noted that it is his story, and that not every story happens to everybody)-is a story that took place long ago, and is, so to speak, covered with the patina of history and must necessarily be told with verbs whose tense is that of the deepest past.
In The Magic of Chia, authority James F. Scheer details the seed's abundant nutrients: calcium, amylose (a slow-burning starch helpful for hypoglycemics), a vast array of vitamins and minerals, and an unusually good ratio of omega-3 oil to omega-6 oil. The book reintroduces this wonder food to the modern palate, with numerous tested recipes for using chia to upgrade the nutritional value of hamburgers, soups, salads, breads, fruit drinks, and much more. Included is the never before told story about the twenty-year program to domesticate the wild chia and, for the first time in modern history, grow it in large enough quantities to supply the U.S. and world markets.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Last holiday season, Christmas Miracles touched the hearts of thousands with its inspiring true stories of real people and their miraculous encounters. With The Magic of Christmas Miracles we have a second collection of amazing true stories of people whose lives were forever changed by small, yet wondrous, Yuletide events. Among them are: The Red Cap: Santa leaves behind a calling card to convince a doubting child. Epiphany: A walk in the woods with an angel gives a lonely woman new hope. Lost at Sea: Two racing yachtsmen put aside rivalry in a dramatic Christmas Day rescue in the Indian Ocean. Fly Away Home: A private plane carrying an unconscious pilot lands safely in an empty field. . . . and many more to brighten the spirit. The Magic of Christmas Miracles will uplift readers' hearts for this and many future holiday seasons.
SHE STOOD NO CHANCE WITH GIDEON...Arabella Birch had a less than happy introduction to Holland when she became involved in a road accident. It seemed destined that the first person on the scene should be Dr. Gideon van der Vorst, who took charge of the situation-and Arabella-in a very commanding way. When Arabella found herself involved professionally with the imposing doctor, she began to wonder if destiny had known what it was doing. Once her glamorous cousin Hilary caught sight of Gideon, it would be no use falling in love with him.
Delves into the world of ideas, explores the spell mathematics casts on our lives, and helps you discover mathematics where you least expect it. Be spellbound by the mathematical designs found in nature. Learn how knots may untie the mysteries of life. Be mesmerized by the computer revolution. Discover how the hidden forces of mathematics -hold architectural structures together -connect your telephone calls -help airplanes get off the ground - solve the mysteries of the living cell. See how some artists use a mathematical palette in their works and how many writers draw upon the wealth of its ideas. Experience all this in The Magic of Mathematics.
In the days of knights and castles, one man knew all the secrets of magic. His name was Merlin. Merlin saw the future. He cast powerful spells. He brought King Arthur to the throne and helped him rule England. Together Merlin and Arthur made history--and became legend. Kids who love magic won't want to miss this story of Merlin, the greatest magician ever, and his friendship with the once and future king, Arthur, with its beautiful full-color illustrations of Camelot, magic objects, and knights in shining armor. Stephanie Spinner is the author of the popular early chapter book trilogyAliens for Breakfast, Aliens for Lunch,andAliens for Dinner, as well the well-reviewed novel for children,Quiver. The author lives in New York, NY. Russian-born Valerie Sokolova is finding a new home in the American publishing industry with her elaborate illustrations, such as the ones in theGolden Treasury of Christmas Joy. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Miniature pies are everything good about baking--fun to make, delicious to eat, quick to prepare, beautiful to serve, and easily customizable! With a miniature pie maker or muffin tins, you can make each guest's favorite kind of pie in just the right proportions in no time. Perfect for parties, bed-and-breakfast hosts, or anyone who has a hankering for pie but doesn't want to spend hours in the kitchen, it's no wonder that mini pies and tarts are all the rage. From savory treats like Steak and Guinness Pies and Spinach Mushroom Quiches to sweet favorites like Pecan Cranberry Pies and Chocolate Raspberry Tarts, this book has something for every pie lover. Here's a sampling of the more than 50 recipes included: Apple Pies Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes Ginger Peach Pies Blackberry Malbec Pies Maple Walnut Pies Caramel Mousse Tarts Shepherd's Pies Spicy Chicken and Cheese Empanadas Cornish Pasties Banana Dulce de Leche Pies Blackberry Pies with Honey Lavender Cream Toffee Almond Tarts Strawberry-Rhubarb Pies Plum Tarts with Citrus Cream Peanut Butter Chocolate Pies
Olivia Dunne, a studious minister's daughter who dreams of being an archaeologist, never thought that the drama of World War II would affect her quiet life in Denver. An exhilarating flirtation reshapes her life, though, and she finds herself banished to a rural Colorado outpost, married to a man she hardly knows. Overwhelmed by loneliness, Olivia tentatively tries to establish a new life, finding much-needed friendship and solace in two Japanese American sisters who are living at a nearby internment camp. When Olivia unwittingly becomes an accomplice to a crime and is faced with betrayal, she finally confronts her own desires. Beautifully written and filled with memorable characters, Creel's novel is a powerful exploration of the nature of trust and love. "Highly satisfying. " (Susan Vreeland, author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue)