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What if you learned that your fiancé was not who he claimed to be? Engaged to the charming and seductive Greg Anders, Sara Shaw is happily anticipating her wedding in Edilean, Virginia. The date has been set, the flowers ordered, even her heirloom dress is ready. But just three weeks before the wedding, Greg gets a telephone call during the night and leaves without explanation. Two days later, a man climbs up through a trapdoor in the floor of Sara's apartment, claiming that he is the brother of her best friend and that he's moving in. While Mike Newland is indeed telling the truth about his identity, his reason for being there reaches far deeper. He's an undercover detective, and his assignment is to use Sara to track down a woman who is one of the most notorious criminals in the United States--and also happens to be the mother of the man Sara plans to marry. Mike thinks the job will be easy--if he can figure out how to make a "good" girl like Sara trust him, that is. But Mike has no idea what this mission has in store for him. He's worked hard to keep private his connections to Edilean, which date back to his grandmother's time there in 1941. But as Mike and Sara get to know each other, he can t help but share secrets about himself that he's told no one else. And in return, Sara opens up to Mike about things she could never reveal to Greg. As the pair work together to solve two mysteries, their growing love begins to heal each of them in ways they never could have imagined.
Nancy meets Helene and Henri Fontaine, refugees from Centorvia who run a dancing school in River Heights. Strange circumstances have brought the brother and sister to the United States. When they receive an anonymous note threatening their lives, Nancy offers her help, but she encounters nothing but puzzles. Are the Fontaines involved with the Centrovian underground? Have they been threatened by their own countrymen? When the Fontaines disappear, Nancy and her friends pursue the trail, even though danger lurks around every corner.
Nancy meets Helene and Henri Fontaine, refugees from Centrovia who run a dancing school in River Heights. Strange circumstances have brought the brother and sister to the United States. When they receive an anonymous note threatening their lives, Nancy offers her help. But she encounters nothing but puzzles. Are the Fontaines involved with the Centrovian underground? Have they been threatened by their own countrymen? Why? Is a series of paintings by Henri Fontaine being used for a sinister purpose? Suddenly the Fontaines disappear. Have they been kidnapped? Nancy and her friends pursue the trail relentlessly, even though danger lurks around every corner. They are trapped by their enemies, and escape seems impossible. But Nancy's quick wit finally enables her to solve this intriguing and intricate mystery. Picture descriptions and captions added. In the late 1950s, the first 34 books of the Nancy Drew series were revised and condensed. This is the version published before the revision.
Pamela White needed a man she could trust, not this handsome drifter whose dusty boots and skill with a gun told her he was on the run. But with her father away from the ranch, and Pamela's nearest neighbor encroaching on her territory, she really could use some help. She hoped that this stranger was more honorable than most, because the feel of his intense gaze on her body was beginning to make her wonder what it would be like to kiss him. Slade Morgan wanted to keep his past just that--behind him. In fact, his strongest desire was merely to buy a new horse and head straight to California. But once he set eyes on that dark haired spitfire who was running the Bar Double B Ranch, all thoughts of leaving vanished from his mind.
In this chilling e-original story set in the world of Madeleine Roux's New York Times bestselling novel Asylum, which Publishers Weekly called "a strong YA debut," one teen's descent into the ranks of a secret society leaves him with a secret he'll have to take to his grave.When Dan and his friends meet Cal in Sanctum--the sequel to Asylum--their impression of the privileged New Hampshire College student is less than stellar. But Cal wasn't always the cold, sarcastic guy he is now. In this digital original story preceding the events of Sanctum, we meet Cal when he is experiencing college like any other kid with a group of close friends and a dad who piles on the pressure. Only, when the pressure starts getting to him and Cal accepts an invitation to meet a selective group of students and alumni known only as the Scarlets, the course of Cal's life changes forever. And the price of joining the Scarlets might be higher than he can pay.With plenty of twists, turns, and thrills, The Scarlets is an exhilarating installment in the Asylum series that can stand on its own for new readers or provide a missing piece of the puzzle for series fans.HarperTeen Impulse is a digital imprint focused on young adult short stories and novellas, with new releases the first Tuesday of each month.
The timeless tale continues... The most popular and beloved American historical novel ever written, Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind is unparalleled in its portrayal of men and women at once larger than life but as real as ourselves. Now bestselling writer Alexandra Ripley brings us back to Tara and reintroduces us to the characters we remember so well: Rhett, Ashley, Mammy, Suellen, Aunt Pittypat, and, of course, Scarlett. As the classic story, first told over half a century ago, moves forward, the greatest love affair in all fiction is reignited; amidst heartbreak and joy, the endless, consuming passion between Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler reaches its startling culmination. Rich with surprises at every turn and new emotional, breathtaking adventures, Scarlett satisfies our longing to reenter the world of Gone With the Wind, and like its predecessor, Scarlett will find an eternal place in our hearts.
This story of a movie star by the star herself is vulgar, very real, very innocent by turns, with her views on Fredric March, Artie Shaw, John Huston, Kirk Douglas, Mike Todd and many more.
Strange, twisted carvings and hideous gargoyles adorn the palazzo of the great Scarletti family. But a more fearful secret lurks within its storm-tossed turrets. For every bride who enters its forbidding walls is doomed to leave in a casket. Nicoletta knows all too well the curse that plagues the house of Scarletti. She has always believed her miraculous healing gifts would set her apart and that no man would ever command her. Then she gazes into the dark, mesmerizing eyes of Don Scarletti and she fears for her future-for it is Scarletti's ancient right to select a bride from among his people . . . and he has chosen her. Compelled by duty, driven by burning, inescapable desire, Nicoletta surrenders to this powerful, hypnotic man, giving her body willingly into his keeping. But will the tormented don be her heart's destiny . . . or her soul's destruction?
It is the week before Christmas. A tanking economy has prompted Dr. Kay Scarpetta-- despite her busy schedule and her continuing work as the senior forensic analyst for CNN--to offer her services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of unexpected and unsettling events. She is asked live on the air about the sensational case of Hannah Starr, who has vanished and is presumed dead. Moments later during the same telecast she receives a startling call-in from a former psychiatric patient of Benton Wesley's. When she returns after the show to the apartment where she and Benton live, she finds an ominous package-- possibly a bomb-- waiting for her at the front desk. Soon the apparent threat on Scarpetta's life finds her embroiled in a surreal plot that includes a famous actor accused of an unthinkable sex crime and the disappearance of a beautiful millionairess with whom Lucy seems to have shared a secret past. Scarpetta's CNN producer wants her to launch a TV show called The Scarpetta Factor. Given the bizarre events already in play, she fears that her growing fame will generate the illusion that she has a "special factor," a mythical ability to solve all her cases. She wonders if she will end up like other TV personalities: her own stereotype. The Scarpetta Factor, the seventeenth Kay Scarpetta novel, finds the much-loved cast of characters together again in New York. Marino is working for the NYPD; Benton Wesley uses his forensic psychological expertise at Kirby and Bellevue; and Lucy continues to dazzle with her expertise in forensic computer investigations as she works another case with New York prosecutor Jaime Berger. Throughout, Cornwell delivers shocking twists and turns, and the kind of cutting-edge technology that only she can. Once again, she proves her exceptional ability to entertain and enthrall.
This offbeat, novella takes you behind the scenes to Dr. Kay Scarpetta's kitchen, where you'll learn how to make her "Bad Mood Pasta Primavera," "Holiday Pizza," and "Childhood Key Lime Pie"--just to name a few. Along for the culinary festivities are the doctor's trusty cohorts, Pete Marino, captain of the Richmond police department, and Scarpetta's niece, Lucy. Both add their favorite concoctions, such as Marino's "Cause-of-Death Eggnog" and Lucy's "Friendly Grill."
Becky was once a promising young skating star, but these days she feels numb, disconnected, and very lonely. The only way she knows to relieve pressure is to cut herself. Will Becky have the strength to save another young athlete who's skating down the same path?
Young reporter Michael North was spending Christmas at his boss's Connecticut home when he fell in love with Susannah McGill. There, in that idyllic retreat from the rock rhythms of downtown Manhattan, the lovers thought nothing could stand between them. Then--suddenly--there was the scarred man. It started with a story Michael told around the Christmas fireside--a ghost story of a scarred man that made Susannah hysterical with terror. She knew the scarred man all too well: He was a creature from her own nightmares. Now, it seems impossibly, this murderous figment of their imaginations has come to life. And unless Michael and Susannah can track down the reality behind their haunted dreams, he will tear them from each other forever. Because he is real. And he's after them. And he wants them dead.
Fear gripped her and held her captive in a prison of traumatic gloom until she met someone who would change her life. Author Margaret Davidson reveals the secrets of her childhood and the key to liberty in her new release, Scars Don't Hurt.
Janis Joplin was the skyrocket chick of the sixties, the woman who broke into the boys' club of rock and out of the stifling good-girl femininity of postwar America. With her incredible wall-of-sound vocals, Joplin was the voice of a generation.
A weird entertainer throws a "horror birthday". If the reader chooses to open his or her presents, she or he is chased by crazed motorized toys. If the cake is chosen, watch out! It's crawling with bugs. This book is packed with 20 super-spooky endings.
After decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Donald Miller decided he'd had enough. Impressing people wasn't helping him connect with anyone. He'd built a life of public isolation, yet he dreamed of meaningful relationships. So at forty years old he made a scary decision: to be himself no matter what it cost. From the author of Blue Like Jazz comes a book about the risk involved in choosing to impress fewer people and connect with more, about the freedom that comes when we stop acting and start loving. It is a story about knocking down old walls to create a healthy mind, a strong family, and a satisfying career. And it all feels like a conversation with the best kind of friend: smart, funny, true, important. Scary Close is Donald Miller at his best.
A high-interest, low-vocabulary reader. Some people like fear. They like to do things that scare them. Are you like that? If so, maybe you should consider these careers.
Charles Nukid and his friends--including new student Lattie, a tough ninja girl--take on their biggest challenge yet in this frighteningly funny addition to the Scary School series. When theyre chosen to attend Scream Academy as exchange students, theyll have to face: Rolf Meltington--the principal of Scream Academy and the abominable snowmanPolter-bears--part poltergeist, part polar bear . . . totally frighteningThe Headless Horseman--dont lose your head in his classBut theres something even scarier than going to school with yetis, ogres, and trolls: the Ice Dragon. As an ancient prophecy comes to pass, Charles finds himself destined to battle the monstrous Ice Dragon in order to save both Scream Academy and Scary School from destruction.
Aliens, ghosts, and monsters haunt the pages of this eerie trip around the Scary States of America. With Jason Specter--the nation's unofficial collector of all things paranormalÑas your guide meet the girl in Illinois who can start fires with her mind, the Skunk Ape of Florida that knocks victims flat with its stench, the mischievous Shadow People of Arkansas, the Jersey Devil, the extraterrestrials who take human organs as a souvenir of their trip to Washington, and the wailing ghost of a teenage girl trapped forever in an Oregon lighthouse. Some of these visitors from other worlds don't mean to hurt anyone . . . and some of them do. Warning: All of these stories are based on true events. Are you ready to face the terror in your state?
From the book: Suddenly, a strange fluttering noise above my head caught my attention. "Do you hear that noise?" I asked, peering up into the darkness. "Yeah, it's the rain. It's really coming down hard." "No, not the rain. It's something else." I took a closer look, then gasped. "Jordan... the roof is moving!" Jordan flung back his head and stared at the roof. His eyes widened with fright. "The roof isn't moving," he cried. "There are bats up there!"
From the book: Katie slumped back on a stair. "I can't believe this is happening!" she said. "I can't believe Lester is missing!" "Don't look now," George said. "But someone else is missing." "Who?" Mari asked. "Bess! " George replied. "Bess?" Nancy gasped. Her eyes darted around for her best friend. But George was right. Bess was gone!
This is the adventure of a little white cat trying to find a home for itself.
She was supposed to be hidden away. But when the truth is exposed, she can't stay silent. . . . After tragedy tears her family apart, Jordan March is shipped off by her domineering Grandmother Emma to live with Emma's long-forgotten sister. Shuttered in a rundown farmhouse, Aunt Frances is the strangest person Jordan has ever met. Why has Grandmother hidden away this fragile, harmless woman -- did Frances grow up much too fast, like Jordan did? In the shadows of the farmhouse, Jordan is about to unearth the shattering truth -- and the March family will never be the same. . . .
Spontaneous poetry gathered from underground and ephemeral publications; including "San Francisco Blues," the variant texts of "Pull My Daisy," and American haiku.
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