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Harry Blakey remembered a childhood secret - that there was a room under his folks' home which crossed into another world. When, finally as a war veteran, he came back to the old house, he investigated - and found his memory was true. There were indeed other Earths and other civilisations and adventures to be had - at great risks. For when he enlisted in the special commando corps organised to stop the interdimensional warfare, he came up against the terrifying hordes of the Diamond Contessa. She had looted many Earths and her hunger was always increasing. No mere human heroics would wrest the keys of the world away from her - not white her army of monsters held a dozen civilisations in thrall!
An urgent message from Bess draws Nancy to beautiful Carmel, California. Fading movie star Joanna Burton has accused jeweler Marcia Cheung of replacing the diamonds in her necklace with fakes. But the case of the missing stones turns even more sinister when Joanna ends up on the rocks--at the bottom of a cliff! What led the actress to such a tragic final scene? Who pushed her over the edge? For Nancy, it's a murder mystery with more twists and turns than the Pacific Coast Highway, and she knows she's in a race against time. She must find the stolen diamonds before the killer strikes again!
What if a woman as strong and as complex as Eva Perón began her life as a robot repair assistant threatened by a powerful peacekeeping force that wants to take all she has from her? The discovery ship, Creative Fire, is on its way home from a multi-generational journey. But home is nothing like the crew expected. They have been gone for generations, and the system they return to is home to technologies and riches beyond their wildest dreams. But they are immediately oppressed and relegated to the lowest status imaginable, barely able to interact with the technologies and people of the star station where they dock, the Diamond Deep. Ruby Martin and her partner, Joel North, must find a way to learn what they need to know and to become more than they have ever been if they are to find a way to save their people.From the Trade Paperback edition.
THE STREET LIFE OR THE STRAIGHT LIFE? D.J.'s got an Ivy League diploma, the sexiest girl in the city, and the five best friends a dude could want. What he doesn't have is cash. When his boy, Dre, steals some ice from a thug after a fight, D.J. comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme worth thousands of dollars. But in this high-stakes game, you don't lie, cheat, and steal without paying the price, and after staring down the barrel of a handgun, D.J. learns a life lesson that college didn't teach him. Now which will he choose -- the straight and narrow or the streets?
With the emotional acuity of "This Boy's Life" and the narrative power of "White Oleander", Watt's debut novel is an utterly original father-and-son drama about an accidental crime and its cover-up.
Diamond Dogs The planet Golgotha--supposedly lifeless--resides in a remote star system, far from those inhabited by human colonists. It is home to an enigmatic machinelike structure called the Blood Spire, which has already brutally and systematically claimed the lives of one starship crew that attempted to uncover its secrets. But nothing will deter Richard Swift from exploring this object of alien origin... Turquoise Days In the seas of Turquoise live the Pattern Jugglers, the amorphous, aquatic organisms capable of preserving the memories of any human swimmer who joins their collective consciousness. Naqi Okpik devoted her life to studying these creatures--and paid a high price for swimming among them. Now, she may be the only hope for the survival of the species--and of every person living on Turquoise...
As the only daughter of Southern California's most famous wine dynasty, Diamond Drake devotes all her waking hours to the family business. Burned by love, she's not sure she ever wants to fall in love again. But construction millionaire Jackson Wright is sweeping her up in a whirlwind romance. Is he the real thing? Or will the sinfully sexy bachelor prove to be all flash and no substance?From the moment he sees her, Jackson is dazzled by the stunning, sultry Diamond. He knows it's dangerous to mix business with pleasure. If only Diamond will say yes to a future glittering with their passion and love....
Upon the recent publication of Fasting, Feasting, critics raved about Anita Desai: "Desai is more than smart; she's an undeniable genius" (Washington Post Book World). The Wall Street Journal called Fasting, Feasting "poignant, penetrating . . . a splendid novel, " while the Boston Globe celebrated Desai's "beautiful literary universe." Now, in this richly diverse collection, Desai trains her luminous spotlight on private universes, stretching from India to New England, from Cornwall to Mexico. Skillfully navigating the fault lines between social obligation and personal loyalties, the men and women in these nine tales set out on journeys that suddenly go beyond the pale -- or surprisingly lead them back to where they started from. In the mischievous title story, a beloved dog brings nothing but disaster to his obsessed master; in other tales, old friendships and family ties stir up buried feelings, demanding either renewed commitment or escape. And in the final exquisite story, a young woman discovers a new kind of freedom in Delhi's rooftop community. With her trademark "perceptiveness, delicacy of language, and sharp wit" (Salman Rushdie) in full evidence here, Anita Desai once again gloriously confirms that she is "India's finest writer in English" (Independent).
Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is confronted with a crime that comes too close to home. His beloved wife has been killed, apparently just the most recent victim in a series of murders of police spouses. Despite his superior's orders to leave the solution of this crime to other members of the force, he is determined to find the killer himself.
A DIAMOND IS A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND! Dr. Marsh Diamond had just offered Kate Turner almost everything she'd ever wanted. And although the nurse's memories of one fateful summer urged her to act otherwise, Kate couldn't deny her heart's desire. So she agreed to move out to his ranch temporarily and help him raise his motherless daughter. But not even her teenage daydreams of becoming Marsh's wife prepared her for the white-picketed world in which she was blissfully cocooned. Or the very womanly desires his touch now aroused. Still, this assignment would end--unless Kate could convince this reluctant bachelor that her diamond was forever!
Born to poverty and despair, Rhea Derwent achieves her ambition and ascends to the pinnacle of London society, with the object of avenging unspeakable crimes. She follows her destiny from Edwardian London's slums to its grand salons and to the Amazon's darkest jungles
The Van Der Byl Diamond Company, willed by its founder to his son Benedict, daughter Tracey and estranged foster-child Johnny Lance, turns out to be a bequest not of love, but of hatred. For it is couched in such terms as to offer Benedict an instrument of destruction of his bitterest rival. 'Destroy Johnny' was the old man's implacable message to his son, and, obsessively jealous of his foster-brother, Benedict sets out in ruthless pursuit of this goal. In a desperate bid to support Johnny, Tracey acquires for him the concession in the diamond-rich seabed round the coral islands of Thunderbolt and Suicide off the savage South West African coast, and Johnny throws all his resources into the construction of a vessel that will recover the stones from the ocean floor and repair his fortune at last. But Benedict, already involved in illegal diamond-dealing as a sideline, seizes this chance to attack his rival and, with a network of accomplices and some ingenious electronic tampering, plots to syphon off the diamonds. Johnny will not only be ruined by his liabilities, he will also be a laughing stock. However, Benedict's obsessive jealousy is his undoing. He cannot resist stripping his rival of his beautiful but bitchy wife Ruby as well, and when he then discards her, she takes her revenge, precipitating a climax of murder and destruction that consumes Benedict at last. Narrated with Wilbur Smith's irresistible driving thrust, this is a tale of brotherly hatred, redeemed only by the deepening love between Johnny and Tracey. It is set in London, Cape Town, on the thunderous seas around the ocean diamond fields and ends in a final confrontation between Johnny and Benedict in the blistering hyena-infested desert.
After a bizarre attack, a petty feud between neighbors turns seriousAlthough the citizens of Berkeley are famously tolerant, that progressive attitude disappears at the property line between the homes of Dr. Hasbrouck Diamond and Leila Sandoval. In the Berkeley hills , there are no worse neighbors than Diamond and Sandoval. What began as a tiff about garbage cans and street parking has exploded into full-blown war, drawing in the city, the press, and now--to the irritation of detective Jill Smith--the police department. Struck by a falling eucalyptus branch while sunning on his deck, Dr. Diamond accuses his neighbor of assault with a deadly tree. As a heat wave causes tempers to flare even higher, Jill does her best to referee the back-and-forth. But when their feud ends in death, she realizes that the community might only be safe with the neighbors behind bars.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Susan Dunlap including rare images from the author's personal collection.
Breathless in a Bedouin tentWith the future of the Skavanga diamond mine in jeopardy, heiress Britt Skavanga needs an injection of cash-fast. She finds it in the mysterious Arabian investor known only as Emir....Britt travels to the desert kingdom of Kareshi to confront her arrogant benefactor. If diamonds are in Britt's blood, then the scorching desert sand runs through Sheikh Sharif al Kareshi's. He's determined to show arctic beauty Britt how things are really done in Kareshi, including how hot nights in the desert can be....
For Tetsu, baseball is so much more than just a game On December 6, 1941, Tetsu is a twelve-year-old California boy who loves baseball. On December 7, 1941, everything changes. The bombing of Pearl Harbor means Tetsu's Japanese-American family will be relocated to an internment camp. Gila River camp isn't technically a prison, but with nowhere to go, nothing to do, and no time frame for leaving, it might as well be. So when someone has the idea of building a baseball diamond and starting a team, Tetsu is overjoyed. But then his sister gets dangerously sick, forcing him to choose between his family and his love of the game. This is an impeccably researched, lyrical story about baseball, honor, and a turbulent period in U. S. history. .
A Pulitzer Prize-Winning RomanceMiranda Shaw's world shattered the instant her star pitcher father was accused of cheating--and her family was destroyed forever. Decades later, the last thing she needed was some sportswriter digging into their business. No matter how handsome and charming he was. . . Mike Marlowe knew there was more to the story--and to the beautiful, elusive woman who stirred him even more than sniffing out a scoop. But Miranda was as fiercely protective of her heart as she was of her family name. Mike's relentless pursuit of the truth could rob him of the real headline: true love!
IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME... Novelist Sara Matthews was tired of letting her fictional characters have all the fun. She wanted to be adventurous, daring, a risk taker. And Dakota Wilder was just the man to teach her how. Dark and dangerous, he could have stepped out of one of her books...except he was a very real man. A man with his own agenda. He hadn't made love to a woman in six months and, much to his surprise, his body was telling him it had to be Sara--and only Sara. So they struck an outrageous deal: Dakota would tutor Sara in the ways of the world, and in return she would let him have his way with her...
Sassy Peale is desperate to help her family, but her meager salary doesn't stretch far. Then she meets John Callister, and she thinks her new friend is an honest-to-God cowboy-rugged and trustworthy. But John isn't a ranch hand, he's a millionaire from one of Montana's most powerful families! And when Sassy finds out who he really is, she's certain the arrogant millionaire is just playing with her. John has to convince Sassy that he's the man she first thought he was -- a diamond in the rough.
The final book in Patricia Potter's enthralling Scottish Trilogy journeys from war-ravaged Scotland to the high seas to the diamond jungles of South America as a nobleman with a price on his head seeks revenge, only to lose his heart to his most despised enemy Alex Leslie's hatred for the British is a raging fire in his soul. Once he was a Scottish nobleman with everything to live for. Now he is Will Malfour, an outlaw pursued by the English king's soldiers. With nothing but bitter memories of the Culloden massacre and his burning hunger for revenge, he roams the seas, taking from his enemies what they stole from him. But the ship he just seized holds an unexpected prize: a willful, captivating beauty who is the daughter of a British invader. Rumored to carry the mark of the devil, Lady Jeanette Campbell is forced to leave Scotland to become the bride of a man she has never met. But en route to Barbados, her ship is fired on, and she is taken prisoner. Captain Will Malfour is as black-hearted as Satan himself, yet surprisingly gentle with two young stowaways. How the children got aboard is a mystery. So is the wild Scot turned privateer who awakens in her such irresistible desire. With the odds stacked against them--and their lives at risk--Jenna fights for the future and a love she never expected to find.
Somebody is stealing diamonds from the jeweler Mohammed Carat! It looks like the culprit is someone on his staff, but who? Is it Luke Smith, the recently hired fitness fanatic with a taste for the finer things in life? It surely can't be Vivian Leander, the loyal shop assistant who is now short of money . . . The police in the little town of Valleby are stuck, so they contact young detectives Jerry and Maya, classmates who run their own detective agency. Will Jerry and Maya be able to use their detective skills to find the thief? As they well know, even a tiny clue is worth its weight in gold.
Orphan Catherine "Cat" Royal, living at the Drury Lane Theater in 1790s London, tries to find the "diamond" supposedly hidden in the theater, which unmasks a treasonous political cartoonist, and involves her in the street gangs of Covent Garden.
New to the big city, new to each other, and ready for new beginnings, four young, hip, beautiful women in a Harlem brownstone discover they have more in common than their address. . . Diors got a taste for the finer things in life. So far shes got the job and the apartment. Now she needs the man, and she hopes shes met him on the Internet. Shell find out on Valentines Day. . . . Party promoter Tamara is opening a hot new club--and hoping to break her familys tradition of failed marriages. But is dating three different men the best strategy'. . . Chloe is a BAP on the career track. But just as shes up for a big promotion her boyfriend gives her an ultimatum. . . . Casting director Mona-Lisa avoids relationships. But when a tragedy changes her attitude, shes compelled to spend a special day with a man from her past. Yet shes overlooked some crucial details. . . As these women come together at a local club on Valentines Day, secrets are revealed that will forever change their lives. . .
New to the big city, new to each other, and ready for new beginnings, four young, hip, beautiful women in a Harlem brownstone discover they have more in common than their address. . . Dior's got a taste for the finer things in life. So far she's got the job and the apartment. Now she needs the man, and she hopes she's met him on the Internet. She'll find out on Valentine's Day. . .. Party promoter Tamara is opening a hot new club--and hoping to break her family's tradition of failed marriages. But is dating three different men the best strategy?... Chloe is a BAP on the career track. But just as she's up for a big promotion her boyfriend gives her an ultimatum. . .. Casting director Mona-Lisa avoids relationships. But when a tragedy changes her attitude, she's compelled to spend a special day with a man from her past. Yet she's overlooked some crucial details. . . As these women come together at a local club on Valentine's Day, secrets are revealed that will forever change their lives... Miasha, also a Philadelphia native, worked as a fashion model before graduating from Temple University with a degree in communications.
A deliciously indulgent tale about fame, fortune, and friendship, from bestselling author Sheila Copeland. . . Sabre Cruz is living the diamond life. Blazin' up the music charts at nineteen, she's about to become a number-one diva--until Topaz, her childhood idol, knocks her out of the top spot with her long-awaited CD. But Sabre's determined to put Topaz back in her place--down at the bottom. . . Nina Beaubien is revamping Suicide Records. She can't believe her luck: cousin Topaz just signed with Suicide. But Nina feels the pressure of ruling in a man's world--and hiding a secret Sabre would love to know. . . Topaz has it all: a superstar career and a perfect family--until Sabre digs up dirt that could destroy her sweet life. Is there any way to keep it tight as the bonds between these extraordinary women start to shatter? "Offers an insider's view of the music industry, replete with money, materialism, jealousy, deception, sex and coldhearted ambition. " -- Publishers Weekly "Copeland's highly charged page-turner will leave readers begging for more. "-- Romantic Times
Seventeen-year-old Ruby Thomas, newly responsible for her two young nieces after a devastating tragedy, is determined to keep her family safe in the vast, swirling world of 1920s New York City. She's got street smarts, boundless determination, and one unusual skill: the ability to throw a ball as hard as the greatest pitchers in a baseball-mad city.From Coney Island sideshows to the brand-new Yankee Stadium, Diamond Ruby chronicles the extraordinary life and times of a girl who rises from utter poverty to the kind of renown only the Roaring Twenties can bestow. But her fame comes with a price, and Ruby must escape a deadly web of conspiracy and threats from Prohibition rumrunners, the Ku Klux Klan, and the gangster underworld.Diamond Ruby "is the exciting tale of a forgotten piece of baseball's heritage, a girl who could throw with the best of them. A real page-turner, based closely on a true story" (Kevin Baker, author of Strivers Row).