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Though they were raised by the same decent and well-respected parents, two brothers could not be more different than Frank and Joe Arnold. The pair have nothing in common but blood . . . and Alice Jacobs. Joe has fallen hard for the shy, kindhearted young woman. But it is Frank, a devious schemer, who is determined to have her. He sees Alice as the key to his fortune, and will do everything, including hide his brutal nature, to succeed. When Frank and Alice announce their engagement, Joe leaves home, determined to put distance between himself and temptation. Despite his best efforts, the inevitable happens when Joe returns for the wedding. And though Alice is drawn to Joe too, she ultimately chooses duty and Frank-a decision that will have dark and violent repercussions for them all. From number one Times of London bestselling author Josephine Cox comes a powerful and dramatic story of a love triangle gone terribly wrong.
DOUBLE TROUBLE That was what you got when cousins Gabe McBride, a Montana cowboy, and Randall Stanton, a British lord, traded places! What Gabe and Randall got was the challenge of their lives! Anything Randall could do, Gabe could do better-- but tackling centuries of tradition proved tougher than he thought. Almost as tough as convincing a beautiful widowed mother, Frederica Crossman, that he was a risk worth taking. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Randall knew anything Gabe could do, he could do, too. He was resourceful, competent, clever. He could handle everything-- except gorgeous, feisty Claire Stevens. When Randall and Gabe took on a challenge, they never quit. But to win Claire and Freddie, they' d need all their lordly pluck and cowboy try!
Lucy knows there must be something, somewhere, that can tell her why she was chosen to see the terrible visions; why she feels the shadowy presence all around her. But what? Could the explanation lie with the mysterious stranger claiming to be Byron's brother? As Lucy searches desperately for answers, she knows time is running out. Too many people have disappeared--or worse--and the constant feeling of being surrounded by something truly evil grows stronger each night.
Eighteen-year-old Stony De Coco is trapped in a working-class world that offers him only one way of proving his loyalty, and no way out.
Though they were raised by the same decent and well-respected parents, two brothers could not be more different than Frank and Joe Arnold. The pair have nothing in common but blood . . . and Alice Jacobs. Joe has fallen hard for the shy, kindhearted young woman. But it is Frank, a devious schemer, who is determined to have her. He sees Alice as the key to his fortune, and will do everything, including hide his brutal nature, to succeed.When Frank and Alice announce their engagement, Joe leaves home, determined to put distance between himself and temptation. Despite his best efforts, the inevitable happens when Joe returns for the wedding. And though Alice is drawn to Joe too, she ultimately chooses duty and Frank--a decision that will have dark and violent repercussions for them all.From number one Times of London bestselling author Josephine Cox comes a powerful and dramatic story of a love triangle gone terribly wrong.
As a child, Elias Chacour lived in a small Palestinian village in Galilee. The townspeople were proud of their ancient Christian heritage and lived at peace with their Jewish neighbors. But early in 1947, their idyllic lifestyle was swept away as tens of thousands of Palestinians were killed and nearly one million forced into refugee camps. An exile in his native land, Elias began a years-long struggle with his love for the Jewish people and the world's misunderstanding of his own people, the Palestinians. How was he to respond? He found his answer in the simple, haunting words of the Man of Galilee: "Blessed are the peacemakers." <P> In Blood Brothers, Chacour blends his riveting life story with historical research to reveal a little-known side of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the birth of modern Israel. He touches on controversial questions such as "What behind-the-scenes politics touched off the turmoil in the Middle East? ", "What does Bible prophecy really have to say? ", and "Can bitter enemies ever be reconciled? " <P> Originally published by Chosen Books in 1984 and now expanded with a new introduction by the author, a new foreword by former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, and a "Since Then" epilogue by writer David Hazard, this compelling book offers readers hope-filled insight into living at peace in the most volatile region of the world.
In 1962, boxing writers and fans considered Cassius Clay an obnoxious self-promoter, and few believed that he would become the heavyweight champion of the world. But Malcolm X, the most famous minister in the Nation of Islam--a sect many white Americans deemed a hate cult--saw the potential in Clay, not just for boxing greatness, but as a means of spreading the Nation's message. The two became fast friends, keeping their interactions secret from the press for fear of jeopardizing Clay's career. Clay began living a double life--a patriotic "good Negro" in public, and a radical reformer behind the scenes. Soon, however, their friendship would sour, with disastrous and far-reaching consequences. Based on previously untapped sources, from Malcolm's personal papers to FBI records, Blood Brothers is the first book to offer an in-depth portrait of this complex bond. Acclaimed historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith reconstruct the worlds that shaped Malcolm and Clay, from the boxing arenas and mosques, to postwar New York and civil rights-era Miami. In an impressively detailed account, they reveal how Malcolm molded Cassius Clay into Muhammad Ali, helping him become an international symbol of black pride and black independence. Yet when Malcolm was barred from the Nation for criticizing the philandering of its leader, Elijah Muhammad, Ali turned his back on Malcolm--a choice that tragically contributed to the latter's assassination in February 1965. Malcolm's death marked the end of a critical phase of the civil rights movement, but the legacy of his friendship with Ali has endured. We inhabit a new era where the roles of entertainer and activist, of sports and politics, are more entwined than ever before. Blood Brothers is the story of how Ali redefined what it means to be a black athlete in America--after Malcolm first enlightened him. An extraordinary narrative of love and deep affection, as well as deceit, betrayal, and violence, this story is a window into the public and private lives of two of our greatest national icons, and the tumultuous period in American history that they helped to shape.
Half-Ear, or Zarendargar, a Kur general fallen from favor in the Steel Worlds, now sought by a death squad of his savage compeers, has determined to lure his pursuers into the Barrens, the vast prairies to the east of known Gor, populated by warring tribes known to Goreans as the Red Savages. He has arranged matters in such a way that he will be abetted in his stand against the death squad and its human allies by a human ally of his own, his former foe, Tarl Cabot. The ancestors of the Red Savages, like those of many other Goreans, were brought to Gor long ago in Voyages of Acquisition by the Priest-Kings. The Red Savages were settled in an area not unlike that of their former home, a sweeping, almost endless grassland, where they tend to continue their former ways of life--and war. Rediscover this brilliantly imagined world where men are masters and women live to serve their every desire.
Marshal Matt Dillon keeps Dodge City safe from rustlers, gamblers, and desperados-and rejoins Doc Adams, Kitty Russell, and all the cherished characters from the classic TV series.
Just in time for the scariest season of all, three popular paranormal authors come together to tell original tales of romance where Anything can happen under a Halloween moon . . . Tempers flare and passions rise in Jocelynn Drake's Of Monsters and Men as the local werewolf pack clashes with the Winter Court's Wild Hunt . . . In Terri Garey's The Ghoul Next Door, a witch and a warlock battle it out for possession of a haunted house, but the ghost may have her own agenda . . . And, in Trick or Treathen by Caris Roane, a master vampire struggles to stay away from the mortal woman who enflames his very soul.
THE SCENT OF BLOOD LURED HIM. . . ;But for vampire Diego Rivera, Ramona Escobar's sensuality proved even more potent. He had to resist-for there could be no such thing as love for him. Five centuries ago Diego had vowed never to turn another with the bite of the undead. And though Diego knew the dark underworld of New York was no place for a human, his unslaked desire commanded that Ramona be his for one night. . . ;. But when the artist's life was threatened by a reclusive millionaire who had used Ramona's skills to build a forgery ring, Diego needed to unleash his inner demon to save her. Then he was faced with a choice-lose the woman he loved. . . ;or turn her with a vampire's kiss.
Following the recent film of QUEEN OF THE DAMNED (starring the late cult singer Aaliyah and Stuart Townsend) and the success of her latest novel, BLACKWOOD FARM, there's been a resurgence of interest in Lestat, the ultimate vampire creation, and his creator-Lestat has returned, and, moving through the worlds of BLACKWOOD FARM and the Mayfair family, he finds himself ensnared by love and loyalty. Here are all of the brilliantly conceived Anne Rice characters that make up these two worlds of vampires and witches: Mona Mayfair, who's come to Blackwood Farm to die and is brought into the realm of the undead-her uncle, Julian Mayfair, guardian of the family, determined to forever torment Lestat because of what he has done to Mona-Rowan Mayfair, brilliant neurosurgeon, a true witch, a woman who attracts spirits to herself, casts spells on others and finds herself dangerously drawn to the undead and all-powerful Lestat-her husband, Michael Curry, hero of the Mayfair Chronicles, who seeks Lestat's help with the temporary madness of his wife-Ash Templeton, a 5,000 year old Taltos, whose genes live on in the Mayfairs, who has taken Mona's child- Patsy, a country-western singer, killed by Quinn Blackwood and dumped in a swamp, who returns as a ghost to avenge her own death-and at the book's centre - the Vampire Lestat, once the epitome of evil, now following the transformation set in motion with MEMNOCH THE DEVIL, struggling with his vampiredom, yearning for goodness and purity and love as he saves Patsy's ghost from the dark realm of the Earthbound, uncovers the mystery of the Taltos, and unselfishly decides the fate of his beloved Rowan Mayfair. This latest vampire novel will delight all Anne Rice fans.
Enables both the haematologist and laboratory scientist to identify blood cell features, from the most common to the more obscureProvides essential information on methods of collection, blood film preparation and staining, together with the principles of manual and automated blood countsCompletely revised and updated, incorporating much newly published information: now includes advice on further tests when a specific diagnosis is suspected400 high quality photographs to aid with blood cell identificationHighlights the purpose and clinical relevance of haematology laboratory tests throughout
Ex-cop Lily Yu and werewolf Rule Turner's engagement announcement is stirring up ugly passions in the Humans First camp. There's hate mail, followed by death threats. And when a lupus in Tennessee goes on a killing spree, Lily realizes that it's only the opening skirmish in an all-out war.
Since the end of the Cold War so-called experts have been predicting the eclipse of America's "special relationship" with Britain. But as events have shown, especially in the wake of 9/11, the political and cultural ties between America and Britain have grown stronger. Blood, Class and Empire examines the dynamics of this relationship, its many cultural manifestations--the James Bond series, PBS "brit Kitsch," Rudyard Kipling--and explains why it still persists. Contrarian, essayist and polemicist Christopher Hitchens notes that while the relationship is usually presented as a matter of tradition, manners, and common culture, sanctified by wartime alliance, the special ingredient is empire; transmitted from an ancien regime that has tried to preserve and renew itself thereby. England has attempted to play Greece to the American Rome, but ironically having encouraged the United States to become an equal partner in the business of empire, Britain found itself supplanted.
America's "special relationship" with Britain goes largely unexamined. The author shows that the "special" ingredient in the relationship is a compound of empire, transmitted from an ancient regime that has tried to preserve and renew itself thereby.
The weather in LA hasn't been living up to its sunny reputation - the murder of an unwanted newborn and the assault of a twelve-year-old girl don't make things pretty for the family-man cop, especially with a new baby at home. The most puzzling crime of all is the murder of a respectable middle-aged woman from Indianapolis. A string of hit-and-runs involving a Model A Ford, and a bizarre mugger with a penchant for footwear all add up to another high-voltage month in the city of the stars for Lieutenant Luis Mendoza.
A Hungarian-American journalist confronts the beauty and terror of his aristocratic heritage in this suspenseful chronicle of murder and eroticism Turmoil reigns in post-Soviet Hungary when journalist Drake Bathory-Kereshtur returns from America to grapple with his family history. He's haunted by the legacy of his ancestor, the notorious sixteenth-century Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who is said to have murdered more than 650 young virgins and bathed in their blood to preserve her youth. Interweaving past and present, The Blood Countess tells the stories of Elizabeth's debauched and murderous reign and Drake's fascination with the eternal clashes of faith and power, violence and beauty. Codrescu traces the captivating origins of the countess's obsessions in tandem with the emerging political fervor of the reporter, building the narratives into an unforgettable, bloody crescendo. Taut and intense, The Blood Countess is a riveting novel that deftly straddles the genres of historical fiction, thriller, horror, and family drama.
This first in a series launch introduces Claire Watkins, a deputy sheriff for the Pepin County Police Department. Claire, a former Minneapolis police detective, and her 10-year-old daughter Meg fled the Twin Cities after her husband, Steve, also a cop, was killed.When Landers Anderson--an elderly neighbor who befriended Claire and Meg--dies of a heart attack after being sideswiped with a shovel, Claire determines to find the culprit. This involves delving into Landers's family history and investigating the machinations of a right-wing group, Homeowners of America, that is buying up property to build an environmentally unsound development.At the same time, Meg fearfully admits to Claire that she saw the man who killed Steve. Claire contacts her former partner, Det. Bruce Jacobs, and prods him into accelerating the investigation into Steve's death.
After her husband is killed, Minnesota police officer Claire Watkins and her 10-year-old daughter, Meg, move to a small Wisconsin town. Nine months later the crime is still unsolved, but Claire is slowly rebuilding her life. Two things are about to shatter her fragile peace: the murder of her neighbor and the discovery that Meg has a secret -- she saw who killed her father. Someone else knows Meg's secret, too. . . and he's followed them there. . . .
The first two Blood Coven Vampire novels-now in one volume. Boys That Bite When Sunny McDonald's sister drags her to Club Fang, all she expects is a bunch of Goth kids playing at being vampires. But when a tall, handsome stranger mistakes Sunny for her dark-side-loving twin and bites her on the neck, she realizes his fangs are real-and deadly...Stake That Rayne McDonald had it all figured out: become the vampire mate of the Blood Coven master and live the high life for all eternity. But now, not only is Rayne fangless, but she discovers she's destined to be a vampire slayer instead...and sexy vampire bad boy Jareth keeps getting in her way.
One morning Nick Aten wakes up to find that the world has gone insane. The adults are systematically killing all the young people. The survivors must band together and reform their own society.
Raised as Jehovah's Witnesses, the Freeman Brothers rebel as teenagers and become Neo-Nazi Skinheads. Brutally murdering their father, mother, and younger brother, they take flight across America, police from four states in hot pursuit. Eventually captured, during trial, Fred Rosen uncovers evidence that one of the brothers is not as culpable as authorities claimed.
Just One TouchLady Ophelia Black lives a cursed life. Unable to touch a person without killing them, she has never felt a lover's caress or a tender kiss. After years of hiding, she finally escapes only to be kidnapped and held prisoner by the enigmatic Mr. Ravenhunt. . .Is Never EnoughOnce the Marquis of Ravenhunt, Raven is now a vampire. With his sister's life in peril unless he can capture Ophelia's mysterious power, he embarks on a course of sensual seduction to achieve his goal. Yet as he enjoys watching Ophelia slowly succumb to the blissful sensations of carnal pleasure, Raven knows that every time he touches her his own demise grows ever closer. . .Praise for the Novels of Sharon Page"Scorching love scenes to make you sweat and an intriguing plot to hold it all together." --Hannah Howell, New York Times bestselling author"Wickedly sensual and exquisitely drawn. Historical erotic romance doesn't get any better than this." --Kate Douglas, author of Wolf Tales"Sinfully delicious." --Sunny, New York Times bestselling author
Horror and romance abound in this gripping new miniseries. Girls 12 and up will love the first installment of this two-book tale about a teenage vampire, the boy she falls in love with, and her desperate attempt to become human again.