Three women named Margaret--Miss Peggy, Dr. Maggie, and Miss Li'l Bit--all icons in Charles Valley Georgia, are bound together by a thirty-year-old secret and their clandestine, illegal efforts to right a terrible wrong.
Rules Are Made to be Disobeyed... Sophia Thorne is new to the Regency's glittering high society, which resembles her magical homeland only insofar as both places are filled with ridiculous rules. Which means no matter where she goes, she's bound for trouble... And Scandals Are Meant to be Shocking... The Duke of Robinsworth has flaunted and shocked society for years. In a moment of fateful mischief, Robinsworth encounters the enchanting and distinctly scandalous Sophia. Between her streak of magical mischief and his penchant for scandal, they're about to take rule-breaking to a whole new level...
When a shocking act of violence throws him headlong into the most dangerous case he's ever faced, psychologist Dr. Alan Gregory must save two women caught in the middle of this sensational crime. One is the beautiful daughter of an assassinated U.S. official whose life is threatened by a mysterious stalker. The other is Alan's wife, a notable D.A. who has just been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Sometimes the warning signs come too late ... The brutal slaying of Boulder's controversial D.A. strikes deep in the heart of everything clinical psychologist Alan Gregory holds dear: After all, Alan's wife, Lauren, worked for the dead man. When a new patient walks into Alan's office--a terrified mother with an explosive secret--he finds himself edging even closer to the darkness. Soon her privileged exchanges convince Alan that a crime is about to be committed. And when he uncovers a shocking link to the D.A.'s slaying, Alan is suddenly locked in the ethical dilemma of his career, thrust into a desperate manhunt for a killer whose identity no one could have guessed. As the minutes tick down, Warning Signs explodes into a gripping story of crime and punishment, tragedy and retribution--and of human beings caught in the shattering cross fire of forces beyond their control ... forces sometimes within themselves.
WOOL introduced the silo and its inhabitants. SHIFT told the story of their making. DUST will chronicle their undoing. Welcome to the underground.
When authorities reopen their investigation into the suicide of a woman named J. Winter Brown, Boulder psychologist Alan Gregory and his equally culpable friend Sam Purdy inadvertently disclose details of their involvement in her death. Now, the trail that leads back to Alan and Sam, once cold, has turned white-hot. With his vulnerability mounting daily, Alan begins to fear that a mesmerizing new patient may be the catalyst that can cause everything he treasures--his marriage, family, friendship, and future--to implode. As the authorities close in, the story hurtles toward a conclusion that will set the stage for the most unexpected of outcomes: the final act of the Alan Gregory saga.
A man with a reputation for the ladies finds himself pursuing a more patient course with a woman whose innocence intrigues him.
After one of their dinner party guests wakes up the next morning with no memory beyond getting ready for bed, Alan Gregory and his deputy district attorney wife, Lauren, join with detective Sam Purdy in an investigation that turns grim once one of the witnesses is murdered.
Psychologist Alan Gregory is struggling to deal with both a newly adopted son and a shaky, though generally improving, marriage, but when his ex-wife, Merideth, reappears, seeking help locating the missing surrogate mother of her soon-to-be-born child Alan is pulled into a mystery that reaches back years--with ramifications that are disturbingly current.
Hollywood was built on beautiful and complicated matinee idols: James Dean and Marlon Brando are classic examples, but in the 1990s, the actor who embodied that archetype was River Phoenix. As the brightly colored 1980s wound down, a new crew of leading men began to appear on movie screens. Hailed for their acting prowess and admired for choosing meaty roles, actors such as Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Keanu Reeves, and Brad Pitt were soon rocketing toward stardom while an unknown Leonardo DiCaprio prepared to make his acting debut. River Phoenix, however, stood in front of the pack. Blessed with natural talent and fueled by integrity, Phoenix was admired by his peers and adored by his fans. More than just a pinup on teenage girls' walls, Phoenix was also a fervent defender of the environment and a vocal proponent of a vegan lifestyle--well on his way to becoming a symbol of his generation. At age eighteen, he received his first Oscar nomination. But behind his beautiful public face, there was a young man who had been raised in a cult by nonconformist parents, who was burdened with supporting his family from a young age, and who eventually succumbed to addiction, escaping into a maelstrom of drink and drugs. And then he was gone. After a dozen films, including Stand by MeLast Night at the Viper Room shows the role he played in creating the place of the actor in our modern culture and the impact his work still makes today.
After his father's death, lawyer Keane Prescott finds himself the new owner of a circus. Keane has no interest in running the show, until he meets Jovilette Wilder. The fierce lion tamer had a special bond with Keane's father, and has made it clear she wants him to leave her and the circus alone. Yet Keane finds Jo impossible to resist--and knows he must find a way to tame her heart.
Laurel Selene McReady, a down-and-out wild child, inherits a fortune and finds her life less serene than expected as she copes with her grief, greedy relatives, a corrupt attorney, and a haunted house.
When his colleague dies under mysterious circumstances, psychologist Alan Gregory finds himself questioning the integrity of those closest to him, tracking an elusive patient, and looking for clues within the complex mind of a client.
In this classic, early novel from the popular Alan Gregory series, a cold case gets hot as the crime-solving psychologist investigates a decade-old double homicide that will threaten the guilty-and endanger the innocent.
The past resurfaces for the only two surviving alumni from The Univ. of Colorado's psychology program, Dr. Alan Gregory and his one time love interest, Dr. Sawyer Sackett.
Clinical psychologist Alan Gregory gets involved in a vast conspiracy of murder and managed health care when he is called to consult on the case of an apparent suicide attempt by fifteen-year-old Merritt Strait, a girl whose infant stepsister is dying of a rare heart disease.
Psychologist Alan Gregory returns to take on the sociopathic killer from White's first novel. Michael McClelland, the killer, has walked away from the Colorado State Mental Hospital hungry for revenge.
" From a mesmerizing storyteller, the gripping search for a missing World War II crew, their bomber plane, and their legacy. On September 1, 1944, a massive American bomber carrying eleven men vanished over the tiny Pacific archipelago of Palau, leaving behind a trail of mysteries. For more than sixty years, the U.S. government, the children of the missing airmen, and a maverick team of scientists and scuba divers searched the archipelago for clues with cutting-edge technology and unyielding determination. They crawled through thickets of mangrove and slogged into groves of poison trees, flew over the islands in private planes shooting infrared photography, trolled the water with magnetometers and side-scan sonar, and launched grid searches on the seafloor, but the trail seemed to lead nowhere. Now, in a spellbinding narrative, Wil S. Hylton weaves together the true tale of the missing men, their final days, the loved ones left wondering, and the broad sweep of world events that converged upon their last mission. With more than 56,000 troops still missing, the Pacific theater of World War II accounts for two-thirds of all American MIAs over the past century. These soldiers have never been seen again. But our government has never stopped trying to find them, and for two generations, their families have passed down the wounds of war, unable to find closure in a story without an ending. This is the story of those missing soldiers, the families they left behind, and the legion of scientists, explorers, archeologists, and deep-sea divers who offered everything to finally give their story an ending"-- Provided by publisher.
Nate the Great and his dog Sludge try to track down Claude's missing Stegosaurus stamp. Includes 32 p. of extra fun activities, related facts, and recipes.
When Walter Mosley burst onto the literary scene in 1990 with his first Easy Rawlins mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress We last saw Easy in 2007's Blonde Faith, fighting for his life after his car plunges over a cliff. True to form, the tough WWII veteran survives, and soon his murderous sidekick Mouse has him back cruising the mean streets of L.A., in all their psychedelic 1967 glory, to look for a young black man, Evander "Little Green "Noon, who disappeared during an acid trip. Fueled by an elixir called Gator's Blood, brewed by the conjure woman Mama Jo, Easy experiences a physical, spiritual, and emotional resurrection, but peace and love soon give way to murder and mayhem. Written with Mosley's signature grit and panache, this engrossing and atmospheric mystery is not only a trip back in time, it is also a tough-minded exploration of good and evil, and of the power of guilt and redemption. Once again, Easy asserts his reign over the City of (Fallen) Angels.
When Sister Bear tries out for the school swim team and reveals that she is an extremely talented swimmer, Papa starts to push her too hard.
"Privileged Syd and and his proxy, Knox, are thrown together to overthrow the system"-- Provided by publisher.
Crime scene cleaner Sadie Novak has been blessed with the gift of second sight. But with ghosts of murder victims always popping up when she's trying to work, her blessing sometimes seems more like a curse. With business slow, her mortgage payment looming, and her relationship with on-again off-again boyfriend Zack somewhere in limbo, Sadie could use a drink and a little rejuvenating R&R. But when women start getting killed in fancy hotels, Sadie suddenly finds herself back to work and her business back in the black. Posh hotels are much nicer accommodations than her usual crime scenes, but soon perks turn to peril and Sadie gets caught in the killer's web. Now, Sadie has to figure out the identity of the Seattle Slasher, before he comes for her next?
Ilmars Salts was only 10 years old when - on the morning of June 14, 1941 - his father, mother, brother, sister, and grandmother were awakened in their rural Latvia home and put into a cattle train bound for Siberia. To enable Russification, in one day alone, more than 15,000 men, women, children and elderly were rounded up and taken to Gulag death camps and deportation settlements. "A stolen childhood" evokes graphic scenes and acts of grave injustice, cruelty and unconscionable inhumanity as the brutal Siberian winters kill deportees, one after the other. There are no coffins and half-naked corpses are dragged by the arms of legs to their final resting place; a newborn is buried, still in the cradle. Dishes are scarce and food is ladled into a hat, or directly onto the table top. When deportees are put to work pulling logs out of the frigid Chulym River, their soaked garments freeze stiff in the Siberian air, but guards won't let them near the bonfire - to hasten their demise. There are no toilets; human waste piles up or is eaten by starving pigs or dogs. The Salts children, orphaned in the third winter, incredibly, withstand the extreme hardships and return to their homeland as living witnesses and the keepers of history. In the decades under the Soviet regime, crimes were deliberately hushed up. Not until 1995-96 did the secret archives gradually become accessible, and deportees were free to speak about their experiences.
Profiles a British nurse who, while serving at a hospital in Brussels during World War I, helped Allied soldiers escape from behind German lines.
Eleven-year-old Calli, the third child in a family of busy high-achievers, likes to take her time and observe rather than rush around, and when she meets an awkward, insecure second-grader named Noah and is paired with him in the Peer Helper Program, she finds satisfaction and strength in working with him.
In medieval England, fourteen-year-old Terence finds his tranquil existence suddenly changed when he becomes the squire of the young Gawain of Orkney and accompanies him on a long quest, proving Gawain's worth as a knight and revealing an important secret about his own true identity.
An account of some of the events of the childhood of Louis Armstrong.
When Jaine Austen is hired by nerdy Howard Murdoch to pen a love letter to gorgeous aerobics instructor Stacy Lawrence, she gets caught up in a murder investigation when Stacy is found beaten to death and Howard is accused of the crime.
When the kids in Ms. Rooney's class return to school after Christmas, one of them suspects he has found a magic ruler that makes wishes come true.
"Jack and his friends are in a race against time to save the remaining inhabitants of a postapocalyptic London from a nuclear bomb. Two years after London is struck by a devastating terrorist attack, it is cut off from the rest of the world, protected by a large force of soldiers (known as Choppers) while the rest of Britain believe that their ex-capital is a toxic, uninhabited wasteland. But that's not true. Jack and his friends know that the truth is very different--and incredible: the few remaining survivors in London are changing; developing strange, fantastic powers; evolving. And the Chopper force guarding London is treating the ruined city as its own experimental ground. Now, Jack's powers are growing. His friend Lucy-Anne's powers are developing too, and Nomad--that mysterious woman who started it all--is close by. But the Choppers have initiated their final safeguard--a huge nuclear bomb that will wipe out London, and everyone still within its boundaries. Jack and his friends must spread the news of the bomb and save everyone they can. Before that can happen, Jack must face his father, the deadly Reaper, in their final showdown"-- Provided by publisher.
When Dog wakes up early, in the middle of the night, he launches all the other farm animals in a worried search for the missing sun.
Merry Christmas, Cowboy: "A wild snowstorm strands Colt Johnson in Eden Valley, where the storekeeper's daughter exudes welcome warmth. She's even offered to give the two orphans in his charge a Christmas to remember. An outcast, Colt doesn't dare hope for more--even though Becca's love would be a Christmas wish come true."--P.  of cover.
This playful rhyming Little Golden Book asks, "How do penguins play?" Children will delight in watching bear cubs, seals, penguins, monkeys, and other animal friends frolicking joyfully with each other. Adorable pastel illustrations show these animals playing king-of-the-hill, keep away, and other fun and familiar games.
Chased after by the prince and his soldiers for a crime she did not commit, Nefertiti finds temporary refuge in the wild hills along the Nile's west bank before returning to the royal court to plead her case to the Pharaoh.
Each student in Ms. Rooney's room celebrates the December holidays by being a secret pal to a classmate.
In a futuristic, fractured United States where the oppressed Rootless handle the raw nuclear material that powers the Gentry's lavish lifestyle, seventeen-year-old Madeline Landry must choose between taking over her father's vast estate or rebelling against everything she has ever known, in the name of justice.
In 1909 London, as the world of debutante balls and high society obligations closes in around her, seventeen-year-old Victoria must figure out just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dream of becoming an artist.
"Rounding up a gaggle of orphans isn't Wyatt Reed's specialty. Still, the bounty hunter is being paid handsomely to bring these children from Evans Grove to the next town. And then he sets eyes on one pigtailed, pint-sized complication, and the beautiful widow who needs his help. Charlotte Miller's marriage lacked love, but at least it gave her the right to adopt little Sasha. Now without a husband, she can't be a mother. Wyatt agrees to be her groom-for-hire--only until Sasha is hers. But the man who couldn't wait to leave town is finding unexpected reasons to stay ... and glimpsing a future surpassing any fortune he's known"--Publisher.
Short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authors In frigid Wyoming lies a mystery that stretches back to Nazi Germany Lyle and Juan wait outside the lawyer’s house in ski masks, pistols hidden behind their backs. Shortly after dawn, Paul Parker, an aged lawyer, and his old dog step into the cold. The thugs kill the dog, and take the lawyer hostage. Parker’s day has started badly and is going to get much worse. Once a fine lawyer, Parker’s enthusiasm has slipped with age, and criminals like Lyle are part of the reason for his disillusionment. Years after they last saw each other in court, Lyle is convinced that Parker owes him something. At gunpoint, Lyle and Juan make Parker lead them to the old Angler ranch, to open up a hidden library whose volumes hold the secret to forgotten riches, and the strangest war profiteering scheme to ever come out of the Great Plains.
A fifth-grader uses her photographic memory, her mother, and her friend Eric to find a missing reel of a monster film they go to see.
Fifth-grade sleuth Cam Jansen and her friend Eric combine wits to solve the disappearance of a young French girl.
In the Vermont spring of 1853, Bell's Star, a Morgan horse, and his owner Katie rescue a runaway slave and try to outwit the slave catchers in order to help her to freedom.
When cats begin to mysteriously disappear in Santa Martina, thirteen-year-old friends Sammy and Holly start snooping around town to find out what is happening.
When seventeen-year-old Davy Hamilton tests positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome, everyone believes it is only a matter of time before she murders someone.
Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer's new novel will touch your heart. When twelve-year-old Sugar's grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off yet again, Sugar and her mother lose their home in Missouri. They head to Chicago for a fresh start, only to discover that fresh starts aren't so easy to come by for the homeless. Nevertheless, Sugar's mother has taught her to be grateful no matter what, so Sugar does her best. With the help of a rescue dog, Shush; a foster family; a supportive teacher; a love of poetry; and her own grace and good humor, Sugar comes to understand that while she can't control the hand life deals her, she can control how she responds.
Nash can't help but admire Kelly Moss's confidence and beauty. But he's forced to keep his distance because getting involved with Kelly could destroy his relationship with his newly discovered teenage half-sister, Tess. And Kelly has other reasons for keeping her distance-like the secret she knows Nash will never forgive...
When Lady Agatha Mallam asks Lady Olympia Wherlocke to find her brother, she knows exactly where to look. What she doesn't see coming is that by drowning his sorrow with wine and women has only emboldened his calculating mother, and only with her help is he able to plan on how to end his mother's devious designs for his sister.
A young girl who loves animals brings an abandoned duck egg to school, even though her teacher has banned her from bringing animals to school ever again.
"Finally, when Mama was fully satisfied with how the food was arranged and all six places were set out, the Bear family and their friends sat down to their picnic lunch. There were 'yums' all around as the picknikers attacked those delicious picnic goodies ..."
Tess Riddell reckons her beloved Freelander is more reliable than any man - especially her ex-fiance Olly Gray. She's moving on from her old life and into the perfect cottage in the country. Miles Rattenbury's passions? Old cars and new women! Romance? He's into fun rather than commitment. When Tess crashes the Freelander into his breakdown truck, they find that they're nearly neighbours - yet worlds apart. Despite her overprotective parents and a suddenly attentive Olly, she discovers the joys of village life and even forms an unlikely friendship with Miles. Then, just as their relationship develops into something deeper, an old flame comes looking for him. Is their love strong enough to overcome the past? Or will it take more than either of them is prepared to give?
Junior high detective Sammy Keyes and her friends take a detour through a graveyard on Halloween night and find themselves in the middle of a mystery involving missing people, human skulls, and a ghoulish embalmer, while school presents its own set of tricks and treats.
Presents humorous and informative instructions on surviving a number of extreme situations, including escaping from quicksand, avoiding a polar bear attack, and surviving a lightning storm.
Katie Carew wishes she could be anyone but herself, and turns into a hamster.
When fifth-grader Cam notices that the prizes for the most difficult game at the school carnival are rapidly disappearing, she uses her amazing photographic memory to investigate.
As Valentine's Day approaches and her class becomes busy making cards, Emily is worried about her fight with Sherri, who tells her, "You'll be sorry."
An emotionally damaged sixteen-year-old girl begins a relationship with a deeply troubled older man.
Fifth-grade sleuth Cam Jansen uses her photographic memory to catch a thief during a department store sale.
Fifth-grader Cam Jansen uses her photographic memory to help find a pickpocket at the circus.
Fifteen-year-old Carly's summer volunteer experience makes her feel more real than her life of privilege in Atlanta ever did, but her younger sister starts high school pretending to be what she is not, and both find their relationships suffering.
With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn't know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won't keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world ... but that's not all he wants with her.
With her aunt, the Queen of the Faerie Kingdom of Chrior, dying, Anya travels to the human world to find Prince Zabriel, who she feels is the only one who can save the kingdom.
Offers tips and techniques that help children deal with anger. Kids need help learning how to manage their anger. Filled with solid information, sound advice, and humor, this book helps kids understand anger--what it is, what it does, where it comes from, how it feels--and how to handle it in healthy, positive ways.
A compelling Need that Charlotte has felt all her life is growing stronger, forcing her to connect with people in crisis, but at the same time other changes are taking place and, she is terrified by what a doctor and family friend says must happen next.
A fifth-grader with a photographic memory and her friend Eric help solve the mystery of the stolen diamonds.
March is the worst month for Richard Best, it's report card time and if he doesn't get good grades he might be left back again.
She Saves His Life. . .For Chloe Wherlocke, it all begins with a vision--a glimpse into the future that foretells a terrible plot against Lord Julian Kenwood and his newborn son. Chloe's psychic gift allows her to save the child from certain death, but the earl remains in grave peril. . .But When He Steals Her Heart. . . Julian Kenwood knows someone is trying to kill him and he suspects his scheming wife and her lover are behind the plot. But Julian is shocked when Chloe, a captivating, dark-haired stranger, warns him that sinister forces are indeed at hand--and exposes a devastating secret that changes his life forever. . .Will She Resist--Or Surrender? As Chloe reveals her plan to save Julian, neither can deny the attraction that grows each moment they're together. Chloe knows the highborn earl could never love her as she loves him. But when danger strikes closer than ever, Chloe must risk everything--or lose Julian forever. . . Praise for the Novels of Hannah HowellHowell offers readers another captivating tale. --BooklistAnother wonderful story filled with adventure, emotion, and laughter.--Romantic Times
Emily Arrow has two problems, trying to work in her invention group with bossy Linda Lorca in charge and thinking of a wedding present for Ms. Vincent, the student teacher.
Explains some of the basic physical principles of engineering, accompanied by activities that illustrate those principles.
Let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave. These ominous words, slashed from the pages of a book of Psalms, are the last threat that the darling of London society, Sir Edward Grey, receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, Sir Edward collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful of dinner guests. Prepared to accept that Edward's death was due to a long-standing physical infirmity, Julia is outraged when Brisbane visits and suggests that Sir Edward has been murdered. It is a reaction she comes to regret when she discovers the damning paper for herself, and realizes the truth. Determined to bring her husband's murderer to justice, Julia engages the enigmatic Brisbane to help her investigate Edward's demise. Dismissing his warnings that the investigation will be difficult, if not impossible, Julia presses forward, following a trail of clues that lead her to even more unpleasant truths, and ever closer to a killer who waits expectantly for her arrival.
In this sequel to POWERLESS, the superpowered kids of Noble's Green are once again threatened by an unknown force that may be trying to steal their powers.
An energetic group of mice deliver valentines to the other animals.
When clan leader Garrett MacNamara's dead body is found on the road after a herd of cows has escaped, what was initially assumed to be a tragic case of him being squashed to a pulp by livestock becomes more sinister when a local claims they saw a chain attached to the mutilated body, which has now disappeared.
-- -- Praise for Amanda Kyle Williams's -- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With its shocking triple-twist climax, this is the best private eye debut since Dennis Lehane's -- The Stranger You Seek From the Hardcover edition.
Presents sixty-five mysteries to solve using one's knowledge of earth, space, life, physical, chemical, and general science.
America's Sherlock Holmes in sneakers continues his war on crime in ten more cases, the solutions to which are found in the back of the book.
"Lady Alethea Vaughn Channing is haunted by a vision of a man in danger-- the same man who she has seen in dreams time and time again. She doesn't even know his name, and yet she feels the connection between them, knows she is the only one standing between him and disaster.But rakish Lord Hartley Greville is capable of protecting himself, as he has proven more than once in his perilous work as a spy for the crown. If he's to carry out his duty, he'll need to put aside the achingly beautiful woman with the strange gift. And yet, when Alethea's visions reveal a plot that could endanger children, Hartley will not be able to ignore the destiny that binds them together-- or resist the passion burning between them" -- from publisher's web site.
Sadie Novak cleans up crime scenes for a living, and often finds herself face-to-face with the earthbound spirits. Her dad passes away and is reluctant to leave, and while she's cleaning up the house of a hoarder, she finds the 17-year-old mummified remains of an infant, as well as a very angry ghost who wants to keep Sadie away from the house.
When Cam Jansen and her friend Eric uncover a mystery while selling fudge door-to-door to raise money for the local library, Cam uses her photographic memory to foil a crime.
Cam uses her photographic memory to identify the person who stole a valuable autographed baseball.
Emily Arrow determines to get the most fish in the library's Fish for a Good Book contest but she doesn't take into account the equal determination of Dawn Bosco.
Fifth-grader "Encyclopedia" Leroy Brown solves ten mysteries and, by putting the solutions at the back of the book, challenges the reader to do the same.
After running into trouble with the law, a teenager with an attitude is sent to a boarding school with a big secret Even though it wasn't Rachel's idea to steal the car, she was happy to go along for the ride. But when her so-called friends bolt as soon as the cops show up, they leave Rachel to take the rap. In court, the judge takes pity on the Beverly Hills bad girl, and offers her a choice: thirty days in juvie, or a year at Blackthorn Academy. Rachel chooses the boarding school. After all, how bad could it be? Cut into the side of a Pennsylvania mountain, Blackthorn is weirder than Rachel could ever have imagined. The students take Tae Kwon Do instead of gym, there are guardhouses on the edge of campus, and there’s a secret Top Floor that only certain students are allowed to access. Despite Blackthorn’s mysteries, Rachel is starting to fit in. She likes her roommate and her classmates, and even the all-knowing headmaster, Mr. Kim. But when Mr. Kim disappears, Rachel learns a secret about Blackthorn Academy and herself--that will change her life forever.
Seventeen-year-old Lauren has visions of girls her own age who are gone without a trace, but while she tries to understand why they are speaking to her and whether she is next, Lauren has a brush with death and a shocking truth emerges, changing everything.
Two girls separated by race form an unbreakable bond during the tumultuous integration of Little Rock schools in 1958 Twelve-year-old Marlee doesn't have many friends until she meets Liz, the new girl at school. Liz is bold and brave, and always knows the right thing to say, especially to Sally, the resident mean girl. Liz even helps Marlee overcome her greatest fear - speaking, which Marlee never does outside her family. But then Liz is gone, replaced by the rumor that she was a Negro girl passing as white. But Marlee decides that doesn't matter. Liz is her best friend. And to stay friends, Marlee and Liz are willing to take on integration and the dangers their friendship could bring to both their families.
Treasure hunters have come to Oak Island seeking its cache, but have always left empty-handed. The Restall family lived and worked on the island, driven by their quest for riches and fame, encouraged by small successes, toughened by minor frustrations and major setbacks, pressing on until their quest ended in tragedy.
Trisha Perkins's good fortune at snagging a new kid at school as her soccer tryout practice partner turns to potential romance.
When Cam Jansen and her friend Eric go the music store at the mall for the latest CD by the Triceratops Pops band, Cam uses her photographic memory to foil a crime.
Charlie often thinks of inventions that seldom work, but his latest idea just might be able to help Jake the Sweeper get rid of a big pile of trash and save "Come as a Character" day, too.
"When her beloved dies in battle, Lady Lydia Daughtry assumes she'll never love again. Until a deliciously handsome duke awakens a part of her she never knew existed. But how can she have such feelings for Tanner Blake, who is a constant reminder of all she has lost?"--from cover.
History comes to life in this interactive guide to the Middle Ages, which explores the fascinating period leading up to the Renaissance - including siege warfare, markets and fairs, medieval medicine, and the feudal system - through numerous hands-on activities.
The stunning new thriller?the twentieth Doc Ford novel?from the New York Times?bestselling author. Both Doc Ford and his friend Tomlinson have buried secrets. Now one of those secrets is about to come alive?with a vengeance. While trying to solve one of Florida?s most profound secrets, Doc Ford is the target of a murder attempt by someone who wants to make it look like an accident. Or is the target actually Tomlinson? Whatever the answer, the liveaboards and fishing guides at Dinkin?s Bay on Sanibel Island are becoming increasingly nervous?and wary?after a near-poisoning, a plane crash, and an explosion make it apparent that Ford and Tomlinson are dangerous companions. What their small family of friends don?t know is that their secret pasts make it impossible for the two of them to go to the law for help. There is an assassin on the loose, and it is up to them to find the killer?before he (or she) finishes the job.
Sadie Novak, crime scene cleanup company owner, encounters an evil spirit on her latest job and finds herself dealing with complications, both supernatural and earthly.
When the High Lord of Kalare enters into a dangerous alliance with the Canim, and treachery destroys the Aleran army's command structure, an inexperienced, young Tavi of Calderon leads a poorly equipped legion against the Canim horde.
Introduction to U.S. history of the Colonial period, with projects to help readers in their understanding.
Boo, the Pomeranian dog, embarks on an excursion through the alphabet.
Batter up! It's 1919 and baseball is in trouble! All across the country, people are throwing down their bats, and giving up America's national pastime. It's up to Babe Ruth to win back fans and save baseball! Can he do it, or will he strike out?
Gina wants more than anything to be the star of the show that her class will perform, but everything seems to go wrong until she makes a generous choice.
Describes how a wide variety of things such as nursery rhymes, the national anthem, anesthesia, cellophane, raisins, and dynamite came into being. Fifty products, like dynamite and yo-yos, that came into being by accident. A sequel to Mistakes That Worked (1991). From Wheaties to telephones, microwave ovens to yo-yos, here are the inspiring and often funny stories of 50 mistakes and misunderstandings that helped bring about life as we know it. With hilarious cartoons and wacky facts, this fascinating compendium illustrates the adage "If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them."
Three little kittens lose, find, soil, and wash their mittens.
Lady Nicole Daughtry has vowed never to be vulnerable to any man, despite the many suitors vying for the dazzling beauty's hand--until she meets Lucas Paine, Marquess of Basingstoke, whose aura of danger and mystery draws her like no other.
A Hollywood actress, who had been competing with Sammy's mother for an important role, is murdered, but thirteen-year-old Sammy and her friend Marissa are on the case.
"Prince Corin has been chosen to free the dragons from their bondage to the Empire, but dragons aren't big on directions. They have given him some of their power, but none of their knowledge. No one, not the dragons nor their riders, is even sure what keeps the dragons in the Empire's control. Tam, sensible daughter of a well-respected doctor, had no idea before she arrived in the capital that she is a Seer, gifted with visions. When the two run into each other (quite literally) in the library, sparks fly and Corin impulsively asks Tam to dinner. But it's not all happily ever after. Never mind that the prince isn't allowed to marry a commoner: war is coming to Caithen. Torn between Corin's quest to free the dragons and his duty to his country, the lovers must both figure out how to master their powers in order to save Caithen. With a little help from a village of secret wizards and a rogue dragonrider, they just might pull it off"-- Provided by publisher.
A battle is brewing in the conservative little town of Webster's Glen. Gay activist Dylan Cussler stirs up the establishment when he moves in with his boyfriend and sues the state over its gay adoption ban. Sixteen-year-old Jericho Jiles and his best friend, Mac Travis, decide to do their bit to convince Dylan and his boyfriend to leave town. But when Dylan turns up before they can finish trashing his house, Jericho panics, leaving Dylan unconscious and wounded. Drowning in guilt, Jericho returns to Dylan's home to make amends. He is surprised when Dylan forgives him and opens his eyes to the world around him. Soon Jericho comes to a life-changing realization: he is attracted to boys as well as girls. That's a problem, considering Jericho has a girlfriend and very strict, very religious parents. Accepting his sexuality means he must question not only his identity and his place in the world but his relationship with his girlfriend, his parents, and with God.
When an old druid foresees this harbinger of chaos, he also sees whom it will claim: young Rob of Loxley. Rob's mother and father, a yeoman forester and a wisewoman, have raised Rob and his sister, Marion, under a solemn duty: to take their parents' places in the Old Religion as the manifestations of the Horned Lord and the Lady Huntress.
A Mastermind targets the U.S. in a bid to control Latin America.
Only a deathbed promise to her dying father could force Christina Tretton to travel to Tretteign Grange, the 'Dark House', and meet her estranged family for the first time. Having to fast-talk her way out of an encounter with smugglers on the way is only the beginning. Waiting for her is flighty aunt Verity, her two very different cousins--the stoic Ross and fawning Richard--and her formidable grandfather, who changes his Will every few days. Christina is soon managing the house, proving herself invaluable in her grandfather's eyes. This backfires when he decides he wants her as his heir, and only on the condition that she marries Ross or Richard. Outraged, she swears she will marry neither, but her cousins have different ideas. Should she marry the cousin she is drawn to, even if he appears to have no true feelings for her?
Beowulf--a hulky, brindle-coated bullmastiff--is the only "boy" for Timbrel Hogan. And she has a history to remind her why. But when Timbrel, a handler at A Breed Apart, embarks on a mission to detect WMDs in Afghanistan, she reunites with Tony "Candyman" VanAllen and her no-other-man philosophy is challenged. While tension mounts between Timbrel and Tony, the team comes under fire after Beowulf gets a "hit." When tragedy threatens Tony's career and Timbrel's courage, they must maneuver through an intricate plot and a mission like no other. . . .A Breed Apart Series Book 1 - Trinity Book 2 - Talon
"Danny Bright was born to entertain. He just needs his big break. So when he hears that Blue Horizon Records is holding auditions looking for the next big thing, Danny jumps at the chance. It doesn't turn out exactly as he imagined, though. Instead of getting solo contracts, Danny and four other guys are put into a boy band. Innocent, idealistic Elliot Price thinks he's headed for college. An impulsive decision to sing in the local talent search changes all that. A bigwig producer happens to see him, hands him a business card, and turns Elliot's life upside down. Elliot and Danny are close from the beginning. They love all the guys, but it's different with each other. Soon their friendship turns into feelings more intense than either of them can ignore. The other three boys only want Danny and Elliot to be happy, but when their management team and record label discover two of their biggest tween heartthrobs are in a relationship, they're less than pleased. Danny and Elliot find themselves in the middle of a circle of lies and cover-ups, all with one bottom line-money. They have to stay strong and stick together if they don't want to lose themselves ... and each other"-- Cover p. .
Librarian Isaac Stein spends his lumpy, lonely days restoring forgotten books, until the night he steals an invitation to a scandalous club steeped in sin. Descending into its bowels, he accidentally discovers Scratch, a wounded demon who feeds on lust. Consorting with a mortal is a bad idea, but Scratch can't resist the man who knows how to open the portal that will free him and his kind. After centuries of possessing mortals, he finds himself longing to surrender. To be together, Isaac and Scratch must flirt with damnation and escape an inhuman trafficking ring--and they have to open their hearts or they will never unlock the Horn Gate.
"Five years after a prestigious scholarship jumpstarted his opera career, Aiden Lind has it all: fame, choice roles, and Lord Cameron Sherrington to share his life with. Maintaining his fac̦ade takes effort, but under his poised, sophisticated mask, Aiden is still the insecure kid from rural Mississippi. Then he walks in on Cam with another man, and the illusion of perfection shatters. Philadelphia attorney Sam Ryan never moved on after his partner died, though he tried. Instead of dating, he keeps himself busy with work-but when he unexpectedly runs into ex-lover Aiden while on a rare vacation in Paris, he's inspired to give their love a second chance. First, though, he'll have to get Aiden to forgive him. Because when Sam was still grieving five years ago, he broke Aiden's heart. When rekindled lust blossoms into a true romance, it seems like the start of something wonderful. But Aiden's career has him on the road much of the time, and the physical distance between him and Sam starts translating into an emotional disconnect. If Aiden and Sam can't learn to communicate, their separation may prove more than their love can bear." -- P.  of cover.
Rome, 83 BC: The Republic is disintegrating. Ravaged by disease, tormented by vice, Lucius Cornelius Sulla has returned from exile determined to rebuild it, even if it means taking battle to the very walls of Rome and purging the city with blood. There will be deaths without number or limit, but amid the chaos, three infinitely ambitious young Romans vie for greatness. The young wolves are Pompeius Magnus, Marcus Crassus and the man the world will one day know by just one name: Caesar. Together, they are Fortune's favourites - an endorsement that will prove as m.
"When Russ Peterson accepts an invitation to an all-expense-paid vacation at a castle in southern France, he doesn't expect to learn he has the ability to travel through time. For a historian, it's a dream come true, offering the chance to find answers to the mysteries of the past. But it's not without risks--to Russ and to the world as he knows it. After a few short supervised visits, Russ still hasn't made up his mind about his newfound abilities. Then, on his first extended trip, he meets Quentus Maximus, second in command to the Legate of Nemausus. While learning firsthand about the realities of life in Roman Gaul, Russ is shocked by his reaction to Quentus's dominant nature. After a week with Quentus, Russ's vacation is up, and he realizes he wants a chance to see if their relationship can flourish. Arranging a year-long sabbatical from work to give time to make the decision is easy. Figuring out if he can live with Quentus's dominant nature long-term, and finding a way to establish a life for himself in Roman Gaul, is an entirely different matter"--Page 4 of cover.
In simple rhyming text, children visit the local farmers' market to buy fresh fruits and vegetables and then return home to cook a feast.
"A prestigious literature event is convening in Cambridge and Dulcie Schwartz is the university liaison. But a strange apparition is haunting the conference - and even Mr Gray, ghost of Dulcie's late, great cat, seems to be overwhelmed, leaving Dulcie to manage an increasingly backstabbing crew of professional rivals, one of whom may be a killer"--Publisher's website.
Gallienus of Constantinople, a scarred soldier who used to work the city gates, enters a new phase of his life when he meets and falls in love with Misahuen of Gyeongju. But prejudice of same-sex relationships dominates Byzantine society, and both the Emperor and the Church denounce such love. Should Misahuen and Gallienus be discovered, the punishment is castration or death. Fearing he'll lose Misahuen, Gallienus decides to go with Misahuen when he leaves the city forever.
General Sho Iwata is devastated when the man he secretly loves, Prince Narita, is struck with a mysterious illness. To make matters worse, the servants assigned to sit up with the prince at night have been falling asleep, leaving him unattended. Iwata's current lover, Hiroshi, is well aware of the general's unrequited passion, but that isn't his biggest problem. His sister is Narita's favorite consort, but Hiroshi believes she has been replaced by an imposter. When he convinces Iwata to investigate, they discover the true cause of the prince's illness. Iwata will fight to save the man he loves, and Hiroshi will fight for his sister, but if they want to save the prince and find justice, they first have to battle an ancient spirit and survive.
Sean Allister arrives at Green Lake in Alaska, ready to make a new life for himself, and meets Mark Murphy, a young daredevil living life to the fullest, just the way Sean wants to. As mountain guides, Mark and Sean end up spending a lot of time together, and Sean soon realizes he feels more for Mark than just friendship. Then Sean makes a mistake, trapping them on a mountain during a storm. Mark is injured, and Sean will have to find a way to rescue them both--not only from the storm, but from the trappings of his rich and wealthy past and secrets Mark keeps so they can live the lives they dream of.
"Christian Sutter is a broken woman. After the loss of her lover, she is plagued by survivor guilt and struggles to engage contact with others in the simplest relationships. Seeking refuge, she turns to the solitude of Willow Springs, an all-women retreat in the mountains of East Tennessee. When Christian meets a reclusive artist, her world is turned upside down again. Elaine Barber is on the run. She is no fugitive but the victim of a vicious crime that keeps her in constant fear. A once renowned FBI profiler and psychologist, Elaine has turned her back on her career, her home, and her lover to escape the unbearable fear that someone is still out there waiting to finish what they started. Both women will begin the journey toward healing, a journey that will take them on a collision course with the very person who can destroy them all. Can love heal all wounds? One thing is certain: the lives of the women of Willow Springs will never be the same"--P.  of cover.
Baker Luke Henderson loves his job, and owning a bakery at Coogee Beach makes it even better. When he opens the shop before dawn, he hears the waves. When he walks along the beach after sunrise, he admires the surfers--one in particular: Cameron Brown. A chef and cafe owner, Cameron secretly watches Luke right back. When Luke proposes a business deal, Cameron seizes the chance to get close. But Cameron's ideal man is physically perfect, and Luke's awkward limp could be the flaw that fractures their romance.
After his parents and family die, Seven escapes his factory job. By wits and will alone, he survives in a London divided into the affluent Fairside and the squalor of London's industrial Blackside, where many struggle to eke their existence out of despair. But Seven has to fight for more than just food and shelter.
110 BC: The world cowers before its legions, but Rome is about to be engulfed by a vicious power struggle that will threaten its very existence. At its heart are two exceptional men: Gaius Marius, prosperous but lowborn, a proud and disciplined soldier emboldened by his shrewdness and self-made wealth; and Lucius Cornelius Sulla, a handsome young aristocrat corrupted by poverty and vice. Both are men of extraordinary vision, extreme cunning and ruthless ambition, but both are outsiders, cursed by the insurmountable opposition of powerful and vindictive foes. If they forge an alliance, Marius and Sulla may just defeat their enemies, but only one of them can become First Man in Rome. The battle for Rome has just begun.
Sean Gordon returns from the war in Afghanistan with a bad leg, no job, and a heart grieving for lost friends. Lonely and searching, he's interested in exploring his submissive side but can't even tell his own family he's gay. He's unable to find a strong man to fulfill his deepest, most shameful fantasies and sees only a bleak, unhappy future. Everything changes when he meets Roman Mahoney, part of a secret group of former soldiers who live in Philadelphia's forgotten underground and protect an ancient secret. Roman is asexual and proud of it, but yearns for romance with a man who will tolerate the lingering effects of his head injuries and not pressure him for sex.
Former foster child Gabriel Jacobs is determined to make something of his life. Easy-going and more comfortable in a pair of old sweats than the Brooks Brothers suits he will have to wear when he finishes his law degree, Gabriel is also a naïve romantic looking for love. That turns out to be a problem when the ghost of Adrien Beauchene, the son of a French plantation owner, makes an appearance in the house Gabriel just moved into. Adrien is convinced Gabriel is the reincarnation of his slave turned lover, a man he has spent 160 years waiting for. Before long, Adrien gains control of Gabriel. He vows not to be parted from his love again, even if that means Gabriel must join him in the spirit world. But Gabriel's best friend, Scott, won't give up without a fight. He enlists the help of a gypsy witch and twin warlocks Jaivyn and Jaquan to keep Gabriel safe. As Adrien tightens his grip, Gabriel begins to fade, and Jaivyn grows desperate. He and Gabriel just met--Jaivyn can't lose him now
One snowy night just before Christmas, 1922, poacher Danny Costessey rounds off a night trapping rabbits by climbing a tree to fetch some mistletoe for his mother only to fall and break his leg. Taken to the manor house to recover from his injuries, Danny meets the reclusive owner, Philip Luccombe. Village gossip has it Luccombe went mad during the war, but Danny soon realizes he's simply still mourning his late lover. As friendship grows between them, Danny starts to fall for handsome, shy Philip.
The Next Club Superstar contest is just the venue Nash Argento needs to further his career as a singer. There's only one problem: he has to dress in drag. With the help of his best female friend, Nash negotiates the challenges of becoming a drag queen in order to compete. But his troubles are far from over. His key competitor is Stacey--a biological woman. Incensed, Nash tries to get her disqualified, but Stacey is desperate for the money, and with the help of her quirky divorcee best friend and the best friend's lawyer, she manages to stay in the contest. Bobby Carter is a lonely librarian looking for Mr. Right--and he's looking in Nash's direction. Nash seems to be everything Bobby needs... and then he brings Nash home for dinner and discovers Nash is his sister's main competition. Nash and Stacey get to know each other and even become friends--and just in time. Someone is murdering the contestants one by one, and Nash and Stacey will need all the help they can get to escape the cruel fate the murderer has planned for them.
Highlights the western U.S.'s top travel experiences, providing a monthly calendar of popular events, road trip and scenic drive ideas, and information on sights, dining, accomodations, and entertainment in each area profiled.
Examines why some groups in America such as Mormons, Cubans, Nigerians, Chinese Americans, and Jews do better than others and argues that a superiority complex, insecurity, and impulse control are the elements of the Triple Package that drive disproportionate group success.
"B.J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction. A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes--only to discover how claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins--turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A new arrival in Heaven, overwhelmed with options, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother. We also meet Sophia, the first artificially intelligent being capable of love, who falls for a man who might not be ready for it himself; a vengeance-minded hare, obsessed with scoring a rematch against the tortoise who ruined his life; and post-college friends who try to figure out how to host an intervention in the era of Facebook. Along the way, we learn why wearing a red T-shirt every day is the key to finding love, how February got its name, and why the stock market is sometimes just. down. Finding inspiration in questions from the nature of perfection to the icing on carrot cake, One More Thing has at its heart the most human of phenomena: love, fear, hope, ambition, and the inner stirring for the one elusive element that might just make a person complete. Across a dazzling range of subjects, themes, tones, and narrative voices, the many pieces in this collection are like nothing else, but they have one thing in common: they share the playful humor, deep heart, sharp eye, inquisitive mind, and altogether electrifying spirit of a writer with a fierce devotion to the entertainment of the reader"-- Provided by publisher.
Language expert Layne Hamilton had vowed never to have anything to do with the CIA again. Not when "the Company" had taken so much from her. But unlikely Company man Matt Talbot was very persuasive, arguing Layne was the only one who could help them. And if she didn't, people would die. But the mission held its own dangers, and tested the limits of Layne's courage, faith, passion and ultimately, her belief in the power of love.
Get the most out of the latest MacBook Air with this easy-to-read visual guide Who doesn't love the MacBook Air? It's light as a feather, yet delivers heavyweight functionality. If you want clear, practical, visual instructions on how to use your new MacBook Air, this is the book for you. Using tons of illustrations and step-by-step explanations, Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook Air gets you up and running by clearly showing you how to do everything. From the basics to everything the new OS X operating system brings to the table, this book guides you through.
KC Hall loves her family, her small East Texas town, and her best friend, Emma Reynolds. All of that takes a backseat when her lover beckons. Lonnie is blond, beautiful, and willing. She's also married and a lifelong friend of KC's mama. KC knows the affair is a bad idea, but she just can't help herself. When presented with the lush landscape of Lonnie's body, KC subscribes to the philosophy of "orgasm first, think later." Unfortunately, a secret that big is impossible to keep in a close-knit community where everybody knows everybody else's business. The scandal would hurt her entire family.
Success for Marc Ryder means riding out eight seconds on the back of an angry rodeo bull. She's exactly the type of wild and reckless person artist Bridgette LeRoy has avoided since the senseless death of her brother. But circumstances throw them together, and Bridgette is drawn into a tumultuous ride of attraction, passion, and denial. When she realizes it's the only way to protect her battered heart, Bridgette's desperate mission to stop Marc's suicidal return to the rodeo becomes a race in which every second counts.
While doing research for her third book about Hollywood, Paige Cornish meets Avalon Randolph, a sexy and wild actress who takes her on a rollercoaster ride right down the red carpet. Writing about Hollywood is one thing, but living it is quite another. Personalities clash and boundaries are crossed as they navigate their attraction for each other through the exhilarating but precarious world of money and fame. Can Paige and Avalon reconcile their differences and find a happy middle ground in a town that never lives in the middle?
Three years ago, private detective Tyler Beckett gained unwanted fame when he found evidence that sent murderer Miles Trubett to prison. Now, three years later, Tyler enjoys a successful business and a happy home life, even if he can't quite make himself ask his lover, Sean St. Claire, to move in permanently. But when a pushy journalist comes to him with the case of a gay man's apparent suicide, Tyler finds himself stuck between a rock and a hard place. The ultimatum: investigate or risk losing the support of the gay community. His reluctant acceptance of the case is only the beginning of the difficulties he will face, however, as he soon discovers Trubett is on the loose and intent on revenge and Tyler is not his only target.
Frieda Klein is a solitary, incisive psychotherapist who spends her sleepless nights walking along the ancient rivers that have been forced underground in modern London. She believes that the world is a messy, uncontrollable place, but what we can control is what is inside our heads. This attitude is reflected in her own life, which is an austere one of refuge, personal integrity, and order. The abduction of five-year-old Matthew Farraday provokes a national outcry and a desperate police hunt. And when his face is splashed over the newspapers, Frieda cannot ignore the coincidence: one of her patients has been having dreams in which he has a hunger for a child. A red-haired child he can describe in perfect detail, a child the spitting image of Matthew. She finds herself in the center of the investigation, serving as the reluctant sidekick of the chief inspector.
Provides instructions and advice for new users of the iPad and iPad mini, including using iCloud, dictating texts and commands with Siri, organizing and managing apps and downloads, and listening to iTunes Radio.
Ideal for both the seasoned traveler and armchair dreamer, this Rough Guide recommends 1,000 travel, art and architectural, hiking or sports, festival, eating, hiking, musical, shopping, and nature-related experiences and suggests road and train trips around the world, arranged geographically. The experiences vary from trekking to the source of the Ganges to platypus-watching in Australia. Some sections include recommended reading and/or films to learn more about the culture, geography, and history of these travel destinations.
Chris Bishop has everything a high school senior could want, a loving family, a perfect girlfriend, and a bright, shining future. At his dad's suggestion, he spends a summer working at a law firm to gain experience, but he never bargained on meeting Josh. Josh is handsome and green-eyed and just what Chris doesn't want, or does he? Some things Chris has admitted only to his digital diary, but by the time prom comes around, he needs to make a decision: risk the pain of honesty about himself and his feelings for Josh, or play it safe and lose what matters most.
Get the basics of Excel and then go beyond with this new instructional visual guide While many users need Excel just to create simple worksheets, many businesses and professionals rely on the advanced features of Excel to handle things like database creation and data analysis. Whatever project you have in mind, this visual guide takes you step by step through what each step should look like. Veteran author Paul McFedries first presents the basics and then gradually takes it further with his coverage of designing worksheets, collaborating between worksheets, working with visual data.
Returning home after serving in World War II to run his family business in New York, paratrooper Harry Copeland falls in love with young singer and heiress Catherine Thomas Hale, who risks everything to break off her engagement to another man.
Before she can even begin to track down the killer of the old woman dumped by the lonely canal, Monika Paniatowski needs to find out who she is, and no one seems to know. Even when her daughter Louisa provides the vital clue, it only makes life more difficult, because the Chief Constable, intent on making Paniatowskis life difficult, refused to let her follow the obvious trail. And it is not until there is a second, even more brutal murder, that Paniatowski realises she will have to call on the help of her old mentor, ex DCI Charlie Woodend.
Ted Hall worries when his sleepwalking seems to coincide with murders by the Hang Wire Killer, a very strange circus comes to town, and some immortals searching for an ancient power arrive in the city.
Battle Buddy: At nineteen, Shane Tucker joins the army. Tucker is gay but not ready to be open about it, and Don't Ask, Don't Tell seems like a convenient way to avoid dealing with his sexuality. The army suits Tucker; he does well from the beginning. Then, during boot camp, he's assigned a "battle buddy," Owen Bradford. Owen is a walking, talking wet dream with no concept of personal space. Tucker only survives the constant temptation by venting to his diary.
"In Brightam's Ford, a storm is coming. Ranch owner Jasper Borland and the rest of the townspeople have been rushing to prepare for the months of destructive weather the wet season brings, but with their limited technology, survival can be a struggle in itself. When Jasper finds a lost, injured young man on his property, he has no choice but to take him in. At least he's quiet. Unable to speak, the young man communicates by projecting his thoughts-a process that hurts anyone he isn't touching. Since most people fear him, that means everyone but Jasper. Soon Jasper learns his guest is a telepath, a northerner named Tobias Thatcher, who is searching for his kidnapped sister, Samantha. Hesitant to leave and wary to stay, Tobias must find his sister before the men who took her follow through on their plans. When the men come for Tobias, he can remain at Jasper's no longer. But Jasper can't let him go out alone. As the storms begin, he and Tobias set out on a dangerous journey to save Samantha and uncover the truth"--Page 4 of cover.
By day, Weston Davies designs mascots for Sanderson Designs and avoids the new productivity consultant, Sidney Romero, who has been hired to ensure maximum efficiency. In the evenings, Weston writes. Fantasy, detective stories, science fiction he's tried it all, and he isn't very good. All his attempts are riddled with cliches, and his characters become mouthpieces for scathing commentary on overused literary stereotypes. Though fantastical dreams that inspire his stories haunt his nights, Weston can't put words to paper without cringing. Worse, Weston's work has begun to invade his sleep. Everybody in the office thinks Sidney is strange, quiet, and out to destroy the company. But in Weston's dreams, Sidney is a mysterious dragon, a street-smart law enforcer, and a rebellious agent of the future government. While Weston reluctantly gets to know Sidney better in the real world, he struggles to reconcile him with the Sidney of his subconscious.
When Dana Lewis organizes her Green Living Festival, complete with free range fauna and tempting delicacies of tofu and tempeh, she hopes to inspire Blossom Valley into reducing their carbon footprint. But for some participants, saving the planet should have come second to saving their skin, like green energy guru Wendy Stevens, just found dead in her invisible Prints booth. Now Dana needs to work fast to stop a killer from turning her big event into the next great environmental disaster.
Rome, 97 BC: Gaius Marius is triumphant. Under his command, Rome has conquered the Western world, weathered invasion and crushed its enemies. There is just one prize left to him: an unprecedented seventh consulship. But the greatest prize demands the highest price. Marius, now aging and ailing, is pitted against a new generation of assassins, power-seekers, and Senate intriguers. There are many who would like to see him fail, not least Lucius Cornelius Sulla, once his closest ally, now his most dangerous rival. Sulla and Marius' contest can only be won through treachery and blood. As a deadly enmity engulfs both men and plunges them towards madness, Rome must fight its own battle for survival.
A practical guide for visual learners eager to get started with Windows 8.1 If you learn more quickly when you can see how things are done, this Visual guide is the easiest way to get up and running on Windows 8.1. It covers more than 150 essential Windows tasks, using full-color screen shots and step-by-step instructions to show you just what to do. Learn your way around the interface and how to install programs, set up user accounts, play music and other media files, download photos from your digital camera, go online, set up and secure an e-mail account, and much more.
While on business in a small town near Chicago, Wheeler Reynolds hears a tale about a traveling circus killed nearby in a horrific train wreck over ninety years ago. Haunted by the story, Wheeler falls asleep thinking someone is calling his name... and wakes up in 1918. Wheeler believes it's his mission to stop the accident from occurring until he meets Nicola Tenaglia, an aerialist for the circus. Time becomes his enemy as he quickly falls into a whirlwind affair. When they are discovered, events spin out of Wheeler's control, and he and Nicola are separated. Then the train begins to pull away. Nicola's time is running out.
Gene Sage has only ever wanted to sing, but his band, Evolution, is pushing him toward the big time. He finds it hard to focus on making musical history when he's dreaming of graveyards and seeing ghosts. And while all he can think of is hiding who he is from a world unforgiving of anyone different, he discovers he's also the ultimate snack for vampires and demons. When Gene literally runs into, over, his idol, Kerstrande Petterson, rock god, vampire in hiding, and music cynic, his life falls over the edge into chaos.
Learn the new Microsoft Office suite the easy, visual way Microsoft Office 2013 is a power-packed suite of office productivity tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and Publisher. This easy-to-use visual guide covers the basics of all six programs, with step-by-step instructions and full-color screen shots showing what you should see at each step. You'll also learn about using Office Internet and graphics tools, while the additional examples and advice scattered through the book give you tips on maximizing the Office suite. If you learn best when you can see how
An old man climbs hills to find solace in viewing the ocean and to write a memoir for his young son (which he stores in an "antproof case"). His story moves forward in jagged fragments, with memories leading to memories-not sequentially, but leapfrogging through a dramatic life as World War II ace, investment banker, murderer, and more and looping back upon one another. --Library Journal.
"A New Yorker writer revisits the seminal book of her youth--Middlemarch-- and fashions a singular, involving story of how a passionate attachment to a great work of literature can shape our lives and help us to read our own histories."--From publisher description.
In the city of Tessera in the twenty-third century, the law can be as ruthless as those who break it. Li, hustler by night and drug runner by day, is caught in the crossfire. His best friend and occasional lover is a prostitute, like himself. His nemesis and occasional savior is a man with a secret identity. But then, everyone's identity is a secret in Tessera. Everyone is a shadow. If he plans to survive, Li must blend in--he must remain quiet and unseen, passed from hand to carnivorous hand without getting captured by a single one.
Landowner Philip Luccombe has been enjoying a passionate relationship with young poacher turned gamekeeper Danny Costessey for four years now. Danny's love has brought him out of the shell he retreated into when his first lover died after the Great War. But this Christmas, visitors to the manor threaten their happiness. Philip's young cousin Matthew is artistic, vivacious, and flirtatious: just the sort to remind him of his long-dead first love and to emphasise the social gulf between Philip and Danny. But the worst danger comes from much nearer home. An old flame of Danny's is discovered in incriminating circumstances, forcing the lovers to keep their distance for fear of being tarred with the same brush. Meanwhile, Danny's younger brother, Toby, has grown to resent the connection between his brother and the lord of the manor. Danny wants to do the right thing, but that could divide...
In Ollas, anything that stirs the emotions is forbidden by the governors--especially music. So when Tallie Tarmelin, a farm boy from a lower-tier guild, is offered a scholarship for his talent in design, he keeps his head down and follows the rules. He's terrified of breaking one of his society's many laws and ruining his future. But feeling lost and alone in an unfamiliar city takes its toll, and Tallie accepts sympathy from a guildless social outcast even though he knows it could destroy his reputation. Despite the rules against casual touching and fraternizing in public, Jonis Sinter offers Tallie comfort instead of denouncing him for an excessive emotional display, and they fast become friends. Secret friends, though, because Worran, the respectable son of a governor, has asked Tallie to be his partner. When Worran's mother learns of Tallie's association with an outcast, she dispatches the militia. Worran sends Tallie a warning, and Tallie flees the city and civilization with Jonis. Surviving the wilds will take every ounce of perseverance they can muster, and the rediscovery of music might be their only solace--unless they recognize the love that's growing between them.
With the world suddenly teeming with zombies, Charlie and Bobby are fighting to stay alive. Being about as gay as two people can be, they insist on doing it with panache. Even with the planet throwing up its legs in submission, there is no reason a couple of style-conscious guys can't look good while saying good-bye to the age of man and ushering in the age of... God knows what. Amoebas, maybe. With their loyal zombie poodle, Mimi, at their side, they bravely face the apocalypse head-on.
Twenty-three women from 10 different countries whose careers span a half century of human spaceflight are profiled in this educational book for young readers. Women in Space features such figures as Sally Ride, the first American woman to orbit the earth; Peggy Whitson, who logged more than a year in orbit while aboard the International Space Station; Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space; and astronauts from Japan, Canada, Italy, South Korea, and France. Additional attention is paid to the women of Mercury 13, a program that trained women in the same screening tests administered to the men who became the first astronauts at NASA. Space pioneer Valentina Tereshkova, who in 1963 became the first woman to rocket into space, is also profiled. These stories of the pilots, physicists, and doctors who broke the stratospheric ceiling demonstrate the vital role women have played in the history of space exploration.
Tess Hamilton met Shep Ramsey under purely social circumstances, but it was a matter of national security that provided the real basis for their relationship. Tess was working on a prototype airplane, and Shep was the man chosen to test its wings. For months her work on the plane had obsessed her, but now Shep had entered her heart and she was facing one frightening fact: If there were even one mistake in the plane, the man she loved would forfeit his life.
The first young adult book by a #1 New York Times Whidbey Island may be only a ferry ride from Seattle, but it's a world apart. When Becca King arrives there, she doesn't suspect the island will become her home for the next four years. Put at risk by her ability to hear "whispers"--the thoughts of others--Becca is on the run from her stepfather, whose criminal activities she has discovered. Stranded and alone, Becca is soon befriended by Derric, a Ugandon orphan adopted by a local family; Seth, a kindhearted musician and high school dropout; Debbie, a recovering alcoholic who takes her in; and Diana, with whom Becca shares a mysterious psychic connection. This compelling coming-of-age story, the first of an ongoing sequence of books set on Whidbey Island, has elements of mystery, the paranormal, and romance. Elizabeth George, bestselling author of the Inspector Lynley crime novels, brings her elegant style, intricate plotting, incisive characterization, and top-notch storytelling to her first book for teens.
It's been almost a year since William lost his parents and left the only life he knew for a new home in Canada. But now there's nothing William loves more than being with his two new dads. His uncle Jerry McKenzie adopted him and then married David Loewenberger, and William is learning what it means to be part of a family. But despite all the love and care the two men lavish on him, William is still lonely. It isn't until he meets Cory, a high school student who is helping coach his soccer team, that William begins to think about what it would be like to have a brother. Little does he know that he might just get his wish, but first William will learn some very important lessons about love and loss.
When Scott Alan gets a phone call that his brother was hurt on a logging job, he rushes to Brian's side, only to find that his injuries are minor. Then he meets Hank Ballam, an adrenaline-seeking logger who's an outcast among his co-workers. Hank is a study in contrasts. He lives for the rush of climbing and cutting trees almost as much as he does for the peace he finds exploring the mountains he calls home. Scott's attraction to Hank is immediate and mind-blowing, and it's what Scott has always wanted: to know what it's like to love someone he can't live without.
Wiglaf is off to Dragon Slayers' Academy and in for a first day of school he will never forget.
Stuart offers this charming tale set in a French village in which the local barber, whose business is failing as his clients grow older and balder, decides to become the town matchmaker.
Bess Gray is stunned to learn that the man she is about to marry has eight ex-wives. So she sets out on a cross-country journey to meet them--a ride that will open her eyes to who she is and what she truly wants in life.
As sixteen-year-old Kippy of Friendship, Wisconsin, reads her best friend Ruth's diary, she is shocked at what she learns and spurred to solve Ruth's murder, certain that the boy who was arrested is innocent.
A tale of love lost and found, the rekindling of a passion for life that two people discover with each other, and the complex dynamics of family and friendship. From the moment he first sees her, Geoffrey instinctively knows this attractive, plainspoken woman has the power to upend his cool, compartmentalized life. What Marian knows is that life comes with no guarantees, no promises of lasting happiness, and although she finds herself unsettled by this persistent, compelling man, she's unwilling to trade her hard-won, quotidian existence for an indefinite future.
A medical director of Palm Spring's We Care Holistic Health Center presents an integrative approach to detoxifying the body of harmful chemicals introduced through everyday sources, in a guide that outlines comprehensive and medically safe processes for neutralizing and eliminating toxins from the body.
Essays revisiting themes the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, poet, essayist, and activist has addressed throughout her career, exploring her conflicting impulses to retreat into inner contemplation and to remain deeply engaged with the world: racism, Africa, solidarity with the Palestinian people, the presidential campaign of Barack Obama, Cuba, health care, and the work of Aung San Suu Kyi.
After her parents' divorce, eighth-grader Rachel Lee joins her mother's new housecleaning business, which has her scrubbing bathrooms in her more popular classmates' homes and learning useful secrets.
The infant princess Briar Rose is cursed on her name day by Pernicia, an evil fairy, and then whisked away by a young fairy to be raised in a remote part of a magical country, unaware of her real identity and hidden from Pernicia's vengeful powers.
When reclusive artist Jerry McKenzie is named guardian to his cousin's son, he wonders if he can give the boy the father he needs. After meeting William's teacher, Jerry discovers that maybe he can make a family for the boy after all.
In Sunday School, their teacher takes the cubs on a nature walk to learn about God's beautiful creatures.
Thirty days and thirty nights Ashley Jones has been sitting in Sebastian Cruz's office. For hours. Behind the imposing wooden doors sits the man who stole her family's island home. And she wants it back. But the fight is knocked from her when Ashley recognizes him as the man she knows intimately-the man who betrayed her after their blissful night together. Sebastian has no intention of giving the island back, but he does want Ashley. He agrees to her deal, but has a few sub-clauses of his own. Specifically, a month at his beck and call-and in his bed!
Brother Bear learns about fear and getting back in the saddle when a ghost haunts the riding academy.
From #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes a romantic and suspenseful new novel in her popular connected family series, The Callaways. Nicole met Ryan when he was a handsome, cocky teenager with a desire to fly high above the clouds. Ryan encouraged Nicole to dream big and promised her a lifetime of happiness, but several years into their lives together, they were faced with obstacles bigger than either had ever imagined. Their love faltered. They lost their way and considered what had once been unthinkable--the end of their forever. But now fate throws them a curve, an event that forces them back together, that strips their emotions bare and is both terrifying and strangely unifying. For the first time in a long while they have to face each other, and not only talk but also listen, because their lives depend on it--not only their lives, but also the life of their six-year-old son. Secrets and lies frame a perilous journey to the truth that takes Nicole and Ryan to Angel's Bay, a place where miracles sometimes happen. But in order to get that miracle, Nicole and Ryan must work together and learn how to trust and love each other again. Only then will they be able to save their family and find their way to happily ever after. *Fans of Barbara's Angel's Bay Series, will enjoy the secondary plotline in Between Now and Forever which takes the Callaways to Angel's Bay!
Set in a darkly sensual vampire world, Lara Adrian's bestselling Midnight Breed series continues, as a beautiful psychic bodyguard joins forces with a seductive enemy in order to save a loved one from harm.
In this fourth entry in Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series, the warrior Rio pledges his life to the war against the Rogues. And he will let nothing stand in his way-least of all a mortal woman with the power to expose the entire vampire race.
A woman at the crossroads of death and desire takes refuge among an ancient race of vampire warriors in this eighth entry in Lara Adrian's acclaimed Midnight Breed series.
The Shadow Builder dwells in the gloomy nether regions of the universe, lonely and haunting in his realm. He dwells in the area beyond the Gate of Dread, where the great procession meets its final end. The Shadow Builder sees all from his gloom, happiness and sadness, hope and despair. He focuses intently on the relationship between a mother and son, watching everything unfold from his Threshold. It his from these two that he learns the truth about his power, the power of death...
'The Forerunner' is Gibran's second book in the English language built upon the mystical and spiritual thematic foundations that he had laid down with 'The Madman'. "You are your own forerunner, and the towers you have builded are but the foundation of your giant-self. And that self too shall be a foundation."Kahlil Gibran, (1883-1931) best selling author and spiritual guide, was a man in search of himself and his place in the world.He was a writer and painter, based in the USA, ...
Three years have passed since Francesca's and Michael's marriage, and they are still childless. And Francesca wonders, can a woman be truly and completely happy when a little piece of her heart remains empty? But just when she makes peace with her fate, something unexpected occurs.
In 1872, the American merchant vessel Mary Celeste was discovered adrift off the coast of Spain. Her cargo was intact, but the crew was gone. They were never found. A writer named Arthur Doyle hears of the Mary Celeste and decides to write an outlandish story about what took place. This story causes quite a sensation back in the States, particularly between sought-after Philadelphia spiritualist medium Violet Petra and a journalist named Phoebe Grant, who is seeking to expose Petra as a fraud.
This brilliant new novel by an American master, the author of Ragtime, The Book of Daniel, Billy Bathgate, and The March, takes us on a radical trip into the mind of a man who, more than once in his life, has been an inadvertent agent of disaster. Speaking from an unknown place and to an unknown interlocutor, Andrew is thinking, Andrew is talking, Andrew is telling the story of his life, his loves, and the tragedies that have led him to this place and point in time...