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As a volcano on Hawaii begins to rumble, sudden, inexplicable tragedies bring an unlikely couple together.Annie Tagama has always been content to bask in the glow of her brother and sister and to quietly assist her father in his volcano research. Annie has a secret crush on Mano Ohana, though he's never noticed her. Her devotion turns to disdain after a mistake by Mano kills her beloved brother. But when her younger sister goes missing, she's forced to turn to her former love, now her sworn enemy, for help. Mano Ohana made a fateful mistake that cold night. A mistake that probably cost the life of his best friend, Tomi Tagama. But the night before he is to bring Tomi's belongings to his family, Mano discovers his friend is still alive--but he's in serious danger. Worse, the danger threatens to spill over to the rest of the Tagama family-and the entire Hawaiian islands.
Bestselling author Donna Kauffman offers up a steamy tale of two people on a dangerous mission--and the passion that threatens to consume them if they survive. By the time she enters the last seedy bar on Key West, Kira Douglass is desperate. She's looking for the one man who can help her: Cole Sinclair, an ex-smuggler turned musician with a highly refined set of skills and a keen knowledge of the reefs and waterways of the Keys. But what she finds is a man whose dark eyes and powerful manner send a frisson of desire to her very core. Kira needs Cole's help to recover the dolphin that was stolen from her charitable organization, but now she realizes that she needs his body and his soul, as well. Cole Sinclair isn't looking for a job. He has worked hard to isolate himself from the world, to be alone with his own tortured past and the pain left in its wake. But the attraction he feels simmering with Kira leaves him unsettled and uncertain. If he agrees to help this beguiling woman recover the stolen dolphin, he could be risking more than just his life. He could be risking his heart. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: The Devil's Thief, Paradise Café, and The Perfect Catch.
It's a mission that could bring the world to the brink of nuclear war. Now time is running out. It starts with a high-stakes theft: weapons-grade plutonium is stolen from Russia. The Russian army is about to attack Chechnya to get it back. But U. S. intelligence discovers that the stolen shipment is actually on a rogue Russian freighter in the Black Sea. It turns into a global nightmare: a secret mission gone awry; an American submarine commander arrested and hauled before a military tribunal in Moscow; and a game of brinksmanship so dangerous that war might be its only possible conclusion. As the U. S. Navy searches for weapons-grade plutonium that has been smuggled out of Russia by terrorists, a submarine mishap escalates the international crisis. With the world watching, JAG Officer Zack Brewer is called to Moscow to defend submarine skipper Pete Miranda and his entire crew. It is a heart-stopping race against the clock. With Russian missiles activated and programmed for American cities, Brewer stalls for time as the U. S. Navy frantically searches the high seas for a floating hydrogen bomb that could threaten New York Harbor.
The Black Sea lies at the junction of three major cultural areas: Europe, Central Asia, and the Near East. It plays a crucial role in enduring discussions about the impact of complex Near Eastern societies on European societies, and the repercussions of early urbanization across Eurasia. This book presents the first comprehensive overview of the Black Sea region in the prehistoric period. It penetrates artificial boundaries imposed by traditions, politics, and language to encompass both the European and Asiatic coasts and both Eastern European and Western scholarly literature. With a critical compilation and synthesis of archaeological data, this study situates the prehistoric Black Sea in a global historical context. By adopting the perspective of technology and innovation, it transcends a purely descriptive account of material culture and emphasizes society, human interaction, and engagement with the material world.
This book contains "...the ... largest collection of H. P. Lovecraft's fiction ever assembled," concentrating on the major phase of his career and including nearly all of his most famous work, and most of the "Cthulhu Mythos" stories.
With their renowned squadron leader Greg "Pappy" Boyington, Marine Fighting Squadron (VMF) 214 was one of the best-known and most colorful combat units of World War II. The popular television series Baa Baa Black Sheep added to their legend--while obscuring the truly remarkable combat record of the Black Sheep and Boyington. A retired naval flight officer and former historian for the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, Bruce Gamble provides a highly readable account that serves to both correct and extend the record of this premier fighting force.
An eBook boxed set, including While My Pretty One Knits; Knit, Purl, Die; A Stitch Before Dying; and an excerpt from Anne Canadeo's new book!
Waking up from a coma in a remote Wyoming cabin, Sheik Amir Khalid thought he was dreaming when he laid eyes on the woman he'd spent one steamy weekend with. Dr. Isabelle Andrews was every bit as gorgeous as he remembered-and nine months pregnant. But when shots rang out and it was clear their hideaway had been discovered, Amir's questions had to wait. Desperate to keep Isabelle and his unborn baby safe, Amir vowed to personally guard them 24/7. And as the independent beauty fought him at every turn, he knew it wasn't just royal protocol that made him want to keep her by his side. He'd give up everything that was expected of him if it meant protecting the family he'd only just met. Including his life.
The Whitaker Brides A MARRYING WOMAN A wife and mother--that's all Annie Kendall had ever wanted to be. Life hadn't turned out quite the way she'd planned...but then Jett Whitaker charged into her life. True, he awakened in her passions she'd thought were gone--but he certainly wasn't marriage material! Fate--and family--had pulled Jett back to Texas. The world-weary traveler believed he was ready for anything, but what surprised him was Annie...and his sudden longings for things he'd sworn he'd never want--or need...like hearth and home. Can three sisters tame the hearts of three wild Texas brothers? Find out in THE WHITAKER BRIDES.
Teresa Danville, raised in Costa Rica by her "black sheep" father, presents a challenge to the diplomatic skills of Sir Andrew Graylin. Niece of an English duke, Teresa was not raised to London society, but to wielding pistols and overseeing a coffee plantation household. Bringing this exotic beauty (along with her brother and her parrot) to civilization gets the previously affianced Sir Andrew in deep trouble.
Follow the money...into bed! Estranged from his adoptive father, Sage Lassiter earned his own billions. But when J.D. Lassiter leaves a fortune to his private nurse in his will and cheats his own daughter of her rightful inheritance...Sage is enraged, to say the least. He's sure nurse Colleen Falkner isn't the innocent she appears. And he's willing to go to any lengths to expose her...even seduction. But using sex-crazed, incredible sex-to find out what she knows could backfire. Because Colleen is not what Sage expected. And like it or not, she's about to demolish all the barriers he's carefully constructed around his heart.
Everyone in Fitzgerald Bay-except his law-enforcement family-is convinced Charles Fitzgerald murdered his children's nanny. Condemned by public opinion, his only hope for a replacement nanny to take care of his two-year-old twins is newcomer Demi Taylor. But Demi has problems of her own...starting with amnesia. She doesn't remember who she is, doesn't know where she's from-and has no idea why she always feels like someone is watching her. Is she in danger because of Charles? Or has someone sinister from her old life found her yet again?
Welcome to Crosspointe, the hub of the Inland Sea, where gold runs like water, and the balance of politics shifts uneasily between the monarchy, the majicars, and the Merchants' Guild--a land where dangerous majick courses through the dark waters. Thorn is a member of the Pilots' Guild, a group composed of those rare, brave souls who possess the magical ability to navigate Crosspointe's deadly seas. But his reason for living is ripped away when a malevolent master within the Guild betrays him and bans him from sailing. Then Thorn is kidnapped and forced to serve aboard a ship--unregistered, unmarked, and pitch-black from bow to stern. The Eidolon is a cursed vessel, and Thorn finds himself battling a mad captain, a mutinous crew, and the terrifying magic of the sea. And soon a series of strange accidents suggests that there is a saboteur aboard, trying to make sure the Eidolon never arrives safely in port. Thorn begins to realize that his kidnapping may have been no mere chance--and that the cargo the black ship carries may seal his doom.
In the black depths of the ocean, a discovery has been made-one with the potential to change the future of humankind-and unleash mortal danger for those who know of its existence. Now, Haley Walthers is on the run. Her friend an mentor, Ben Anderson, is missing, and the one man she never thought she'd see again is the only man who can help her. Sam Wintripp is a former covert operative whose shadowy past has trained him to be as lethal as anyone he's up against. Together, they set out to find Ben-and learn the secret that a soulless corporate syndicate will do anything to possess. With a merciless enemy closing in, Haley and Sam must prevail in a brutal race. Against all odds, they'll risk everything to secure the extraordinary finding that in the wrong hands, could wreak untold devastation starting with the Pacific Northwest-and ending with the world ...
As befitting her name, lovely Submit Channing-Downes was the proper, obedient wife of an aging Marquess--until her husband's death left her penniless and alone...with one final obligation to fulfill. Entrusted with delivering a small black box to its rightful owner, she calls upon Graham Wessit, the notorious Earl of Netham, whose life has been marred by rumor and scandal. But Graham wants nothing to do w/ her gift. Fate however, has entwined these two lives in astonishing ways neither Submit nor Graham could ever imagine.
Dangerous Seduction Maryanne Hamilton had expected to be shocked, but the wanton orgy she finds in Mrs. Masters salon makes her wonder if she has walked into hell. Desperate to escape, she comes upon the master of sin himself--Lord Swansborough. Fascinated by his nakedness, she longs to touch every inch of his long, hard body. And when he bids her come near, she quickly surrenders to his wicked promises of carnal pleasure and sensual ecstasy. . . Praise for Sharon Page and her novels. . . "Strong, character-driven romance. . . touching and emotional. . . extremely sensual and erotic. " --Romantic Times "How do you have an orgasm without sex? Read Sin by Sharon Page. . . delicious, delightful, decadent, and dazzling. "--Just Erotic Romance Reviews (Gold Star Award) "Sinfully delicious. Sharon Page is a pure pleasure to read. "--Sunny, New York Times bestselling author of Over the Moon (anthology) and Mona Lisa Awakening "Blends history, emotion and hot, hot, hot sex. . . blazing erotica within an amazing love story. " --Kathryn Smith, USA TODAY bestselling author of Night of the Huntress "Scorching love scenes to make you sweat and an intriguing plot to hold it all together. " --New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell A writer, a wife, and a mother of two, Sharon Page holds an industrial design degree and also manages a scientific research and development program. She finds writing tales of sexy Regency rakes and seductive vampires is the perfect escape from her technical world. Pages style is "sharp, sexy, and will seduce you from the first page" (Just Erotic Romance Reviews).
Black Silk is filled with lush, sexy stories featuring heroines who are overwhelmingly in control of their love lives and unabashed about their libidinous appetites. The stories are written by the best Black American erotic authors.
"A ripping story--rough, tough, and entertaining. " --Meg Gardiner"Maloney is the new master of the modern spy game. " --Mark SullivanIn his most explosive thriller to date, Black Ops veteran Leo J. Mahoney goes deep inside a vast global conspiracy bent on the annihilation of the United States--by land, by sea, and by air. . . Black SkiesA team of Navy SEALs wiped out in a surprise attack. A motorcade of dignitaries ambushed--and the U. S. Secretary of State abducted. But this is no random act of terror. A vision of evil unprecedented in scope has been triggered. The enemy will not stop until the skies over America are black with death and destruction. CIA veterans Dan Morgan and Peter Conley--code names Cobra and Cougar--are America's last chance at averting an unthinkable scenario of bloodshed . . . Praise for Leo J. Maloney's Novels "Everything a thriller reader wants. "--Ben Coes on Silent Assassin"This is one outstanding thriller. "--John Gilstrap on Termination Orders"High-powered. . . tense and terrifying!"--Hank Phillippi Ryan on Termination Orders93,500 Words
"A ripping story--rough, tough, and entertaining." --Meg Gardiner"Maloney is the new master of the modern spy game." --Mark SullivanIn his most explosive thriller to date, Black Ops veteran Leo J. Maloney goes deep inside a vast global conspiracy bent on the annihilation of the United States--by land, by sea, and by air. . .Black SkiesA team of Navy SEALs wiped out in a surprise attack. A motorcade of dignitaries ambushed--and the U.S. Secretary of State abducted. But this is no random act of terror. A vision of evil unprecedented in scope has been triggered. The enemy will not stop until the skies over America are black with death and destruction. CIA veterans Dan Morgan and Peter Conley--code names Cobra and Cougar--are America's last chance at averting an unthinkable scenario of bloodshed . . . Praise for Leo J. Maloney's Novels "Everything a thriller reader wants."--Ben Coes on Silent Assassin"This is one outstanding thriller."--John Gilstrap on Termination Orders"High-powered. . .tense and terrifying!"--Hank Phillippi Ryan on Termination Orders93,500 Words
A distinguished French Caribbean African psychiatrist and writer who was a member originally of the French Negritude group but soon rejected their philosophy and developed his own theory of racial and colonial theory. Franz Fanon, a French Martiniquan writer, published "Black Skin, White Masks" as his first treatise on the effects of Racism and colonialization. Both a memory and a political treatise, "Black Skins, White Masks" is a work illustrating the marginalization and servitude of the Black experience in the Western world. About his experience in Lyon as a member of the French Resistance, this book discusses how language is itself a dominating force against equal racial relations. He argues that language has become a testimony for the power imbalance and reassertment of difference in society. By speaking the language of the colonizers, the colonized continue to allow for their own enslavement through a kind of cultural imprisonment. Fanon greatly influenced the later workings of Michel Foucault and his discussion of hegemonic power in language and culture. Fanon speaks of how the "Antilles Negro" should reject the language and cultural traditions of their aggressor (France) and find their own culture which is separate from that of the colonial bourgeosie. Fanon argues that the colonial bourgeosie's imitation of their French equivalent keeps the Antilles and other Caribbean 'native' culture oppressed through their own lukewarm attempt at emulating French society. According to Fanon, the colonized intellectuals will never empower themselves until they break from the valorization of French language and culture and begin to separate themselves from it.
Many years ago a kente, a beautiful brightly colored African cloth, brought its magic to the people of the Ashanti tribe. When the African people were sold into slavery the kente was sold, too. Though the years have left it in tatters, it has kept its power. Hundreds of years have passed. Now Jacob, a poor, unhappy boy from the city, needs the kente's magic.
Deindustrialization, white flight, and inner city poverty have spelled trouble for Baltimore schools. Marion Orr now examines why school reform has been difficult to achieve there, revealing the struggles of civic leaders and the limitations placed on Baltimore's African-American community as each has tried to rescue a failing school system. Examining the interplay between government and society, Orr presents the first systematic analysis of social capital both within the African-American community ("black social capital") and outside it where social capital crosses racial lines. Orr shows that while black social capital may have created solidarity against white domination in Baltimore, it hampered African-American leaders' capacity to enlist the cooperation from white corporate elites and suburban residents needed for school reform. Orr examines social capital at the neighborhood level, in elite-level interactions, and in intergovernmental relations to argue that black social capital doesn't necessarily translate into the kind of intergroup coalition needed to bring about school reform. He also includes an extensive historical survey of the black community, showing how distrust engendered by past black experiences has hampered the formation of significant intergroup social capital. The book features case studies of school reform activity, including the first analysis of the politics surrounding Baltimore's decision to hire a private, for-profit firm to operate nine of its public schools. These cases illuminate the paradoxical aspects of black social capital in citywide school reform while offering critical perspectives on current debates about privatization, site-based management, and other reform alternatives. Orr's book challenges those who argue that social capital alone can solve fundamentally political problems by purely social means and questions the efficacy of either privatization or black community power to reform urban schools. Black Social Capital offers a cogent conceptual synthesis of social capital theory and urban regime theory that demonstrates the importance of government, politics, and leadership in converting social capital into a resource that can be mobilized for effective social change.
When Alec and the Black are hired to work as stunt doubles in a film about Alexander and his horse, Bucephalus, they find themselves on set in the remote mountains of the Greek/Bulgarian border. Movie making involves a lot of waiting, so they set out for a morning of exploring. Chasing an elusive albino mare, the two find themselves caught in an underground river which drops them, half-drowned, beside a city lost in time. Revered at first, they soon discover that they are intended as the entertainment at a horrific ritual . . . sacrifices to the legendary flesh-eating mares in the coloseum of King Diomedes. Another thrilling new Black Stallion novel by Walter Farley's son, which proves that the art of writing a great horse story is definitely in the genes!From the Hardcover edition.
This book [is] based on the Movie, "The Black Stallion," and this picture book appeals to younger readers. Other books about this horse are available from Bookshare.
From the book Jacket Alec recalled yesterday's race and the drive into the shadow. Somehow he sensed that the Black was remembering that moment, too. Alec felt the stallion's muscles tightening. Usually the Black ran for the joy of running. Now it felt forced, as if he didn't want to throw his legs down one in front of the other. Alec looked up at the Black. What was happening to his beloved horse? Overhead he heard the flapping of the flag. Whipped by the wind, it sounded like a taunting laugh... ^^= Look out for the shadows... - It should have been a glorious day. The Black has just won the America's Cup at Santa Ana! But the fruits of victory quickly turn sour when it is learned that the Black's challenger, shying at a shadow on the track, has suffered a fatal fall. As a result of the tragedy, the Black himself becomes hobbled by a traumatic fear of shadows, a problem that could bring an end to his brilliant racing career. Will the Black be the next victim if he isn't cured of his fright? "The Black Stallion is about the most famous fictional horse of the century." -The New York Times Other books about this horse are also available from Bookshare.