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More than three centuries ago, Nicholas Winters irrevocably altered his genetic makeup in an obsession-fuelled competition with alchemist and Arcane Society founder Sylvester Jones. Driven to control their psychic abilities, each man's decision has reverberated throughout the family line, rewarding some with powers beyond their wildest dreams, and cursing others to a life filled with madness and hallucinations. At the heart of this curse is the Burning Lamp. In BURNING LAMP by Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Amanda Quick, FIRED UP by Jayne Ann Krentz and MIDNIGHT CRYSTAL by Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle, you will meet the three men - past, present and future - of the Burning Lamp, descendants of Nicholas Winters. There is only one hope for them: each must find the artefact and a woman who can work the dreamlight energy that the device produces in order to reverse the dangerous psychical changes brought on by the curse - or risk turning into a monster. . .
From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Obsidian Prey" comes Book Three of the Dreamlight trilogy. Original.
Neurologist Flaherty (Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School) explains the psychological and neuroscientific knowledge about the process of writing for a lay audience. She discusses the temporal lobe's role in "abnormal hypergraphia," an increased desire to write. She then explores psychological and neurological explanations for writer's block. The roles of the cerebral cortex in writing ability, the limbic system in the drive to communication, and the temporal lob in metaphorical thinking are examined in subsequent chapters. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
It's midnight, and everyone is sleeping. Except Samantha J. Blustein--and her grandmother, who is sharing Sam's room. Sam and Nana are wide awake and ready for a late-night snack. "You're supposed to stay put," Sam reminds Nana. "Doctor's orders." "Well, phooey to the doctor." And with that, Nana leads Sam on a deliciously scary journey through the darkened house to the kitchen, where they build a cozy fire. Sam and Nana concoct Luscious ice- cream sundaes, and they savor every bit. Then it's time to look at the pictures in Nana's scrapbook. There is Nana, impossibly young; there is Sam's grandfather, "Mr. Handsome." Sam thinks it isn't fair that Grampa had to die, and Nana confides it's not always easy to grow old. But Sam is reassured by the knowledge that she and Nana--the "midnight eaters" are sure to have another meeting soon.
This is the autobiography of Billy Hayes in which he describes the torture he underwent in jail when he caught smuggling drugs.
Fantasy #1Mystery Lover -- Vicki Lewis ThompsonWhen an unexpected storm hits, rancher Jonas Garfield takes cover in a nearby cave . . . and finds himself seduced senseless by an enigmatic temptress who refuses to tell him her name. All he knows is that this sexy woman wants him. And for Jonas, that's enough -- for now . . . Fantasy #2After Hours -- Stephanie BondMichael Pierce has always considered costume shop owner Rebecca Valentine no more than an associate -- until he drops by her shop one night and witnesses the mousy wallflower's transformation into a seductive siren. Suddenly, he's desperate to know her much better. But which woman is the real Rebecca?Fantasy #3Show and Tell -- Kimberly RayeA naughty lingerie party. A forbidden fantasy. When Texas bad boy Dallas Jericho finds a slip of paper left over from the party, he is surprised -- and aroused -- to discover that he is good girl Laney Merriweather's wildest fantasy. So what can he do but show the lady what she's been missing . . .
"I trusted you, Caity"The still of the night is once again shattered by Caitlyn Cahill's recurring nightmare-her brother standing before her, gripping a butcher knife, his eyes black with hatred. Two years ago, the former Washington, D.C., socialite defied her powerful senator father and risked the ruin of her family by helping the FBI link her troubled brother to a string of horrific murders. "The Capital Killer" was sent to prison for life...and Caitlyn's entire world fell apart.Now, FBI agent Reid Novak is forced to rend the peace Caitlyn has found on a rural Virginia horse farm. A copycat killer is on the loose and slowly toying with Caitlyn-his ultimate target-in a terrorizing cat-and-mouse game. Almost destroyed two years ago by Caitlyn's family, not to mention the Capital Killer's haunting final murder, Reid vows to save the woman he's never forgotten or die trying.
Tom dislikes spending the summer on his aunt's farm until he discovers a black fox in the forest and tracks her to her den.
Estep blends the perfect amount of action, romance and comedy. --RT Book ReviewsHere we go again. . . Just when it seems life at Mythos Academy can't get any more dangerous, the Reapers of Chaos manage to prove me wrong. It was just a typical night at the Library of Antiquities--until a Reaper tried to poison me. The good news is I'm still alive and kicking. The bad news is the Reaper poisoned someone else instead. As Nike's Champion, everyone expects me to lead the charge against the Reapers, even though I'm still hurting over what happened with Spartan warrior Logan Quinn. I've got to get my hands on the antidote fast--otherwise, an innocent person will die. But the only known cure is hidden in some creepy ruins--and the Reapers are sure to be waiting for me there . . . Praise for the international bestselling Mythos Academy seriesKiss of Frost has just as much ass-kicking as the first book in the series. --Good Choice ReadingLots of twists and turns and a surprise ending will leave the reader breathless! --RT Book Reviews on Kiss of Frost, 4 StarsMs. Estep's Mythos Academy is sure to appeal to all those who love a good character-driven YA that uses humor, snark, and seriousness to create a world you won't want to leave. --Heroes & HeartbreakersIt has literally everything: mystery, romance, mythology, boarding schools. What could be better? --Simply Nerdy Book Reviews on Touch of Frost
Estep blends the perfect amount of action, romance and comedy. --RT Book ReviewsHere we go again. . . Just when it seems life at Mythos Academy can't get any more dangerous, the Reapers of Chaos manage to prove me wrong. It was just a typical night at the Library of Antiquities--until a Reaper tried to poison me. The good news is I'm still alive and kicking. The bad news is the Reaper poisoned someone else instead. As Nike's Champion, everyone expects me to lead the charge against the Reapers, even though I'm still hurting over what happened with Spartan warrior Logan Quinn. I've got to get my hands on the antidote fast--otherwise, an innocent person will die. But the only known cure is hidden in some creepy ruins--and the Reapers are sure to be waiting for me there . . .Praise for the international bestselling Mythos Academy series"Kiss of Frost has just as much ass-kicking as the first book in the series." --Good Choice Reading"Lots of twists and turns and a surprise ending will leave the reader breathless!" --RT Book Reviews on Kiss of Frost, 4 Stars"Ms. Estep's Mythos Academy is sure to appeal to all those who love a good character-driven YA that uses humor, snark, and seriousness to create a world you won't want to leave." --Heroes & Heartbreakers"It has literally everything: mystery, romance, mythology, boarding schools. What could be better?" --Simply Nerdy Book Reviews on Touch of Frost
She wears a thousand deadly identities. He sees through them all. A master of disguise, Isabel Roma spends her life pretending to be other women. <P><P>Normally, her emotions are reined in tight--but sexy mercenary Trevor Callaghan has a knack for getting under her skin. The elite operative's quiet strength and raw magnetism affect her in ways she's never felt before, a distraction that can quickly turn deadly in their dangerous line of work. After putting his tragic past behind him, Trevor is ready to focus on his future--and he damn well intends for Isabel to be in it. <P>When their entire operation is thrown into chaos, Trevor enlists Isabel's talent for deception. And as they attempt to save their team in a world where the stakes are high and the danger is grave, Trevor must convince Isabel that the woman beneath all the disguises is the one worth having....
Early one morning, a former CIA agent is shot to death in the street. That night, an army vet is gunned down in his doorway. The next day, John Wells gets a phone call. Come to Langley. Now. The two victims were part of an eleven-member interrogation team that operated out of a secret base in Poland called the Midnight House. For two years, they put the screws to the toughest jihadis, men thought to have knowledge of imminent threats. The interrogators used whatever means necessary. When they were disbanded in the wake of public controversy, they were given medals for their heroism, Prozac for their nightmares. Now Wells must find out who is killing them. Islamic terrorists are the likeliest explanation, and Wells is uniquely qualified to go undercover after them. But the trail of blood he discovers will lead him and his boss, Ellis Shafer, to a place they wouldn't have imagined-and leave Wells facing the hardest of questions about the men of the Midnight House.
They're beautiful and dangerous. Mysterious and merciless. One kiss can awaken a hunger that will leave you craving for all eternity . . . Blood on the Moon by Todd Gregory Till now Cord Logan has kept his forbidden lust hidden, but he's hoping that a trip to New Orleans with his frat brothers will give him a chance to break free at last. And inside a crowded Bourbon Street bar, Cord meets a charismatic stranger who'll fulfill all of Cord's deepest fantasies, and transform him in ways he never could have imagined . . . Land of the Midnight Sun by Chase Masters When Pennsylvania farm boy Jacob Cameron stows away in a pickup truck owned by a gorgeous hired hand, he begins a journey of sensual exploration that leads to the bright lights of West Hollywood. Now, in L. A. 's seductive netherworld, Jacob will discover the heights of carnal bliss-and the terrible price of success. . . The Dark Heart by Sean Wolfe Kayden Ridvan's ancestry has condemned him to spend part of his life consumed by a blood lust that both repels and excites him. But a chance encounter with handsome Nathaniel unleashes an orgy of pleasure that gives Kayden everything to live for, and everything to lose. . . Succumb to every dark longing, every illicit temptation, in a trio of erotic vampire tales that dare to go beyond the limits of desire . . .
This Eve Dallas novella comes after Holiday in Death and before Conspiracy in Death. The number-one New York Times bestselling In Death series explodes with intrigue, passion, and suspense. Now, Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, propels you into the darkest night of Lieutenant Eve Dallas's life-when a killer comes to call . . . Eve's name has made a Christmas list, but it's not for being naughty or nice. It's for putting a serial killer behind bars. Now the escaped madman has her in his sights. With her husband, Roarke, at her side. Eve must stop the man from exacting his bloody vengeance-or die trying.
Travels with NPR host David Greene along the Trans-Siberian Railroad capture an overlooked, idiosyncratic Russia in the age of Putin. Far away from the trendy cafés, designer boutiques, and political protests and crackdowns in Moscow, the real Russia exists. Midnight in Siberia chronicles David Greene's journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway, a 6,000-mile cross-country trip from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok. In quadruple-bunked cabins and stopover towns sprinkled across the country's snowy landscape, Greene speaks with ordinary Russians about how their lives have changed in the post-Soviet years. These travels offer a glimpse of the new Russia--a nation that boasts open elections and newfound prosperity but continues to endure oppression, corruption, a dwindling population, and stark inequality. We follow Greene as he finds opportunity and hardship embodied in his fellow train travelers and in conversations with residents of towns throughout Siberia. We meet Nadezhda, an entrepreneur who runs a small hotel in Ishim, fighting through corrupt layers of bureaucracy every day. Greene spends a joyous evening with a group of babushkas who made international headlines as runners-up at the Eurovision singing competition. They sing Beatles covers, alongside their traditional songs, finding that music and companionship can heal wounds from the past. In Novosibirsk, Greene has tea with Alexei, who runs the carpet company his mother began after the Soviet collapse and has mixed feelings about a government in which his family has done quite well. And in Chelyabinsk, a hunt for space debris after a meteorite landing leads Greene to a young man orphaned as a teenager, forced into military service, and now figuring out if any of his dreams are possible. Midnight in Siberia is a lively travel narrative filled with humor, adventure, and insight. It opens a window onto that country's complicated relationship with democracy and offers a rare look into the soul of twenty-first-century Russia.
The best non-fiction novel since IN COLD BLOOD: a true story of intrigue, murder, forgery and eccentricity set in the steamy, surreal atmosphere of Savannah, Georgia. The unpredictable twists and turns of a murder case are skilfully interwoven with a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A LOVELY EX-LIBRARIAN CLASHES WITH A HANDSOME MARTIAL ARTS EXPERT? THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES! Mercy Pennington liked to play it safe. Before she opened her cozy secondhand bookstore, she researched her prospects and minimized her risks. So she never should have handled a rare edition of erotica called the Valley of Secret Jewels. And she should have locked the door of her shop before Croft Falconer walked in. Falconer enjoyed violence, not literature -beautifully controlled violence of the Asian martial arts. And he looked fighting mad when he learned Mercy promised Valley of Secret Jewels to another buyer. Falconer argued with her, offering her a small fortune, and then tender seduction. As volatile as a match and dynamite, Mercy and Falconer lit sparks like the Fourth of July. But the real fireworks started when she discovered he had told her almost everything a woman falling in love wanted to hear. Falconer only forgot to mention one little thing: the secret behind the book of forbidden passion that could get them both killed.
FIRST IN AN ALL-NEW SERIES! VENOM'S REVENGE! Spider-Man faces the fight of his life when the nightmare creature known as Venom targets both the web-slinger and his alter-ego, Peter Parker, for destruction! The deadly alien symbiote and its human host, Eddie Brock, collectively known as Venom, harbor a growing hatred for Spider-Man that violently explodes when Parker and Spider-Man are credited with helping clean up crime in the subways. But these tunnels are the domain of Venom, and the cleanup is his doing. The credit should rightly go to him! Venom challenges Spider-Man to a deadly midnightshowdown, at Manhattan's criminal-court building, in the middle of the worst snowstorm of the century. It's a brutal no-holds-barred contest, in which all the advantages seem to lie with Venom. Spider-Man must bag the crazed villain, or go down in the attempt!
Bohemian hairstylist and spa owner Marly Fine can handle almost anything. At least until she walks into the office of Florida governor Jack Hammersmith. . . ;when he's shirtless and hot enough to ignite every ballot box in the state. It's clear how he earned his player reputation. Thankfully, he's so not her type. Sure, his kisses may peel the polish from her toes, but that changes nothing!From the minute he sees her photo, Jack knows Marly is The One. Try convincing his too-practical-for-fate stylist of that, however. It'll take some serious persuasion. . . ;and rock-hard proof that politics makes for the lustiest kind of bedfellow!
Gwendolyn de Leon had no choice but to surrender Camelen Castle to Alberic of Chester. Gwendolyn's father and brother, supporters of Queen Maud, had been killed in battle by Alberic, who had been given Camelen as reward by King Stephen. Fortunately, Gwendolyn has one hope for not only reclaiming what her family has lost, but also of ending the bloody civil war that is ruining England. For centuries, one de Leon woman in each generation has held the key to a powerful spell that, if invoked, would recall King Arthur from Avalon. The only problem is that she needs the de Leon ring, which now belongs to Alberic. Gwendolyn will do anything to get the ring back, but she never imagined she would fall in love with the enemy.
A policeman falls in the line of duty, and Detroit PI Amos walker searches for the shootersA routine case puts Amos Walker on the highway to Ann Arbor, but the trip turns deadly just a few miles outside of Detroit. Tailing a trucker suspected of faking hijackings, Walker does his best to keep a safe distance, but is recognized anyway. The trucker runs him off the road, and it's only the tight handling of an American-made Cutlass that keeps Walker from becoming roadkill. A good-natured policeman helps him out, and the detective continues on his way. But the next day, a bullet near the spine sends Walker's new friend into intensive care, and Walker sets out to find the scum who shot the cop. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Loren D. Estleman including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
A LIFESAVER AND A DEAD-EYE SHOTDr. Susanna Leaf was a woman of startling contradictions, and Rafe LaCroix found every one of them too intriguing for his own good. He couldn't risk staying anywhere for long, but with her alluring innocence Dr. Leaf invited a man to linger-and made him desire things he'd long since lost the right to yearn for....HE'D KIDNAPPED HERAll in a good cause, Susanna Leaf admitted, but Rafe LaCroix was a powder keg of unpredictability and wore his secrets as close as his battered trail duster. Yet his raw masculinity compelled her in ways that reminded her she was a woman first and a physician second. And that-more than anything else-made him dangerous.
A winning combination of princess glamour, school stories, friendship and magic. Princess Emma and Princess Jasmine are visiting the Tiara Club Academy to discover if they like it.
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