Embrace the Desire

Author: Spring Stevens

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144057975X

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

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Payne, a Destroyer with a tormented past, has a vendetta against his father, Damon, Lord of the Underworld. Forced to put his revenge aside, he is ordered to take Chanta Timbers through her transition from human to half-goddess. She’s the hottest thing he’s ever seen or touched, and his desire for her threatens to burn him alive. With the odds stacking against him, he must relive his past, conquer his inner demons, and see past the pain that has controlled his every action in life. As a member of the One Race, Chanta must allow Payne to take her through the transformation or die. Even though she refuses to acknowledge the desire she is feeling, she is powerless against her body’s reaction to his. No stranger to the terror of the supernatural world around her, she is scared of the beast that lurks under his skin and of the darkness that peers out of his shadowy eyes. But with each passing hour, her hunger refuses to be denied and threatens to devour them both. The gods, meddling and always interfering with destinies, stand between Payne and Chanta, each one with their own agenda. Payne must defy the gods, endure torments and pains, and see past the revenge and bitterness that has dwelled in his heart. Chanta must see past the beast, accept him as he is, and open her future to a life with the devil’s son. With so much against them, including an impending war in the Heavens and the Underworld, can they defy the odds and accept the love and desire that is screaming both their names? Sensuality Level: Sensual
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Frau im Dunkeln

Roman

Author: Elena Ferrante

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518761145

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 8942

Leda ist fast fünfzig, geschieden, sie unterrichtet Englisch an der Universität in Florenz. Die erwachsenen Töchter sind jetzt beim Vater in Kanada, und Leda muss sich eingestehen, dass sie statt der erwarteten Sehnsucht vor allem Erleichterung empfindet. Den heißen Sommer verbringt sie in einem süditalienischen Küstenort: Bücher, Sonne, das Meer, was könnte friedlicher sein? Am Strand macht sich neben ihr allerdings eine übermütig lärmende neapolitanische Großfamilie breit, darunter eine noch junge Mutter und deren kleine Tochter. Leda beobachtet die beiden über Tage, zunächst fasziniert, wohlwollend. Allmählich aber schlägt ihre Stimmung um, irgendwann folgt sie einem Impuls und tut dem kleinen Mädchen und der Familie etwas Unbegreifliches an. Und wird selber heimgesucht, von lange verdrängten Erinnerungen – an gravierende Entscheidungen, die sie zu treffen hatte, ganz zum Leidwesen ihrer eigenen Töchter ... Was bedeutet es, eine Frau und Mutter zu sein? Mit frappierender Ehrlichkeit ergründet Elena Ferrante die widersprüchlichen Gefühle, die uns an unsere Kinder binden.
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Moonsong

Author: L J Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444906046

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3807

Life is better than ever, Elena and her friend can't wait to attend Dalcrest College. But when students start to disappear from campus, suddenly every new acquaintance is a potential enemy. Then Elena uncovers a long-hidden secret, one that shocks her to the core, she realises that darkness has followed her from Fell's Church. But will it be Stefan or Damon who catches her when she falls?
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The Sleep of the Furies

Author: Robert L. Gaede

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1456795783

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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One night, Patrick Lott makes two momentous choices that will forever change his life: he takes a fortune belonging to the crime-boss he works for, and he saves a little girl from her totally unfit mother, before he runs to Mexico. He thinks he’s rescuing Morinda from a nightmare, but he’s only delayed her ordeal. Lott and Morinda live a peaceful existence in the quiet sea-side town of San Estaban, until his past returns to prey on him and his daughter. The Furies have slept for twelve long years, but now they’ve awakened. Both Lott and Morinda will be forced to pay the price for the two decisions he made years before. After her father’s shot down in cold blood, Morinda becomes the victim of a savage rape while she crosses the border. She continues north to L.A. alone, trying to find the mother she never knew. On the way, she’s plunged into a world of violence and deceit, brutality and betrayal. Ultimately she’s brought to a fateful encounter with the man who ordered her father’s death.
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Ballad of the Beanstalk

A Romantic Fairy Tale Fantasy

Author: Amy McNulty

Publisher: Patchwork Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 271

View: 1983

As her fingers move across the strings of her family’s heirloom harp, sixteen-year-old Clarion can forget. She doesn’t dwell on the recent passing of her beloved father or the fact that her mother has just sold everything they owned, including that very same instrument that gives Clarion life. She doesn’t think about how her friends treat her like a feeble, brittle thing to be protected. She doesn’t worry about how to tell the elegant Elena, her best friend and first love, that she doesn’t want to be her sweetheart anymore. She becomes the melody and loses herself in the song. When Mack, a lord’s dashing young son, rides into town so his father and Elena’s can arrange a marriage between the two youth, Clarion finds herself falling in love with a boy for the first time. Drawn to Clarion’s music, Mack puts Clarion and Elena’s relationship to the test, but he soon vanishes by climbing up a giant beanstalk that only Clarion has seen. When even the town witch won’t help, Clarion is determined to rescue Mack herself and prove once and for all that she doesn’t need protecting. But while she fancied herself a savior, she couldn’t have imagined the enormous world of danger that awaits her in the kingdom of the clouds. A prequel to the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk that reveals the true story behind the magical singing harp.
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Tagebuch eines Vampirs - Jagd im Mondlicht

Author: Lisa J. Smith

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641081610

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1017

Endlich: Die heißersehnte Fortsetzung der Vampire Diaries! Über 600 Jahre ist es her, dass die Brüder Stefano und Damon zu erbitterten Feinden wurden – und zu Vampiren. Der Kampf der Rivalen ist noch immer nicht entschieden. Denn das Grauen hat viele Gesichter ... Eine strahlende Zukunft liegt vor Elena: In den altehrwürdigen Hallen von Dalcrest College kann sie endlich aufatmen und ihre Liebe zu Stefan ist ungetrübt. Selbst die Rivalität zwischen den Vampirbrüdern scheint endgültig beendet. Doch dann überschatten mysteriöse Ereignisse das Leben auf dem Campus – plötzlich verschwinden mehrere Studenten spurlos. Als Elena auch noch auf ein schockierendes Geheimnis stößt, erkennt sie, dass sie ihrer Vergangenheit nicht entrinnen kann. Einer Vergangenheit, die den Stein des Bösen erneut ins Rollen bringt ...
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Wit'ch Storm

The Banned and the Banished Book Two

Author: James Clemens

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748120882

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 4562

Five centuries after the destruction of the Mages of Alasea, a young girl, Elena, inherits the powers that the Mages had so carefully hidden from their terrible enemy. Elena bears the mark of the wit'ch upon her palm, a crimson stain that belies the wild power it may wield. Only a mistress of blood magick can stand against the Dark Lord - but Elena is not yet mistress of her magick. To discover the key to the Dark Lord's defeat, Elena must travel to A'loa Glen - a perilous journey, for if the Dark Lord finds her first, she will become his most fearsome weapon. Find out more about this title and others at www.orbitbooks.co.uk
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The Reunion

Author: L J Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444916130

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Elena summons the vampire trio once more to unite and challenge their fate. Together they will be called to face the most terrifying evil Fell's Church has ever known.
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Archangel's Kiss

Author: Nalini Singh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101184998

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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View our feature on Nalini Singh’s Archangel's Kiss.New York Times bestselling author of Angels' Blood Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find that she has become an angel-and that her lover, the stunningly dangerous archangel Raphael, likes having her under his control. But almost immediately, Raphael must ready Elena for a flight to Beijing, to attend a ball thrown by the archangel Lijuan. Ancient and without conscience, Lijuan's power lies with the dead. And she has organized the most perfect and most vicious of welcomes for Elena...
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Archangel's Legion

Author: Nalini Singh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101602228

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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FIRST TIME IN PRINT Nalini Singh, the New York Times bestselling “alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) returns to an immortal world of violent passion and lethal power…on the brink of a deadly archangelic war. Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force. Vampires are dying impossibly of disease. Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York a ruin and Raphael’s Tower under siege by enemy archangels. Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York…and on Raphael. Rivers of crimson and nightmares given flesh, the world will never again be the same…
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Hatching

A Novel

Author: Margaret Blanchard

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469787687

Category: Fiction

Page: 456

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A sick child's fate falls into the hands of a psychology intern. What he chooses to do secures her future. Manuel Flores, shattered by war, builds a shelter for Brigid, who has SCID (severe combined immunodeficiency ). This solution protects her, provides sanctuary for Manuel's restless spirit, and allows them both access to a natural setting. As Brigid grows, this nest starts feeling like a prison. She longs to get outside, beyond what she can see. Though it ultimately separates them, she pushes through cracks, then barriers, to open possibilities for Manuel. His mother, Elena, helps reunite them and, in turn, grows beyond her own boundaries of grief and aging. Although of different generations, each main character hatches. Each emerges into a wider sphere after struggling out of a tight shell. Exploring the theme of containment this novel reveals security's limits as three very different persons nurture each other through passages of growth, loss, commitment, parenting, discovery. From the sterile atmosphere of an urban hospital to mesas of the desert southwest, Brigid moves, by way of eastern woodlands, from cell to cosmos, from confinement to freedom, from cramped city to the vast expanse of starry night skies. Insightful, engaging, touching.
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Die Geschichte der getrennten Wege

Roman

Author: Elena Ferrante

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518767976

Category: Fiction

Page: 540

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Es sind die turbulenten siebziger Jahre und die beiden inzwischen erwachsene Frauen. Lila ist Mutter geworden und hat sich befreit und alles hingeworfen – den Wohlstand, ihre Ehe, ihren neuen Namen – und arbeitet unter entwürdigenden Bedingungen in einer Fabrik. Elena hat ihr altes neapolitanisches Viertel hinter sich gelassen, das Studium beendet und ihren ersten Roman veröffentlicht. Als sie in eine angesehene norditalienische Familie einheiratet und ihrerseits ein Kind bekommt, hält sie ihren gesellschaftlichen Aufstieg für vollendet. Doch schon bald muss sie feststellen, dass sie ständig an Grenzen gerät. Ganze Welten trennen die Freundinnen, doch gerade in diesen schwierigen Jahren sind sie füreinander da, die Nähe, die sie verbindet, scheint unverbrüchlich. Würde da nur nicht die langjährige Konkurrenz um einen bestimmten Mann immer deutlicher zutage treten.
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Music in the Night

Author: Andrea Davidson

Publisher: Harlequin Books

ISBN: 9780373160167

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

View: 8254

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Fodor's Costa Rica 2012

Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 0307929043

Category: Travel

Page: 620

View: 4894

Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Costa Rica (including San José, the Central Valley, the Northern Plains, the North Pacific, the Central Pacific, the South Pacific, and the Caribbean). Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with Costa Rica as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of Costa Rican geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. What’s Covered? Get to Know Costa Rica: Almost everyone passes through San José on their way to the beach or the mountains. This capital city isn’t much to look at, but it has great restaurants and nightlife and fascinating museums dedicated to gold and jade. You won’t want to linger long in the Central Valley, as it lacks any of the country’s big-name attractions. But there are quite a few day-trip possibilities, including exploring mountain villages, rafting through whitewater rapids, and gaping into the mouths of some of the country’s most accessible active volcanoes. The Northern Plains attract those who don’t like sitting still. After zipping along cables through the misty jungle of Monteverde Cloud Forest, windsurfing on glittering Lake Arenal, or watching the nightly fireworks of Arenal Volcano, you can reward yourself with a dip in the bubbly waters of Tabacón Hot Springs. If you came for beaches, the Northern Pacific is for you. Each has a unique personality: Flamingo’s endless stretch of sand draws sun worshippers; Tamarindo’s nightlife is legendary; Avellanas’s strong swells challenge surfers; Ostional’s nestling sea turtles bring nature lovers; and Papagayo Peninsula’s all-inclusive resorts provide every creature comfort. The Central Pacific area is not just for spring breakers. Drive down the coast to the cluster of small hotels and restaurants at Manuel Antonio. The national park, on a peninsula jutting into the ocean, has the easiest wildlife viewing on the planet. The South Pacific, also known as “The Amazon of Costa Rica,” has rustic lodges in Osa Peninsula that sit on the edge of the country’s wildest region. Hikes reveal toucans and scarlet macaws in the treetops, and boating trips often include swimming with whales and dolphins. Despite its name, Costa Rica’s Caribbean isn’t known for white-sand beaches or crystal-blue waters. Come here for spirited music, the tasty food, and the chance to mix with the Afro-Caribbean population. The coast also attracts turtle-watchers, as four different kinds nest at Tortuguero National Park. Note: This ebook edition is adapted from Fodor’s Costa Rica 2012, but differs in some content. Additionally, the ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.
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You Have Chosen

Author: Denise Robins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444751441

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 363

Toni Kenyon was young and pretty and passionately fond of all that life had to offer, but at this particular moment it seemed to offer nothing but unhappiness. For her best friend Helena had become engaged to the most wonderful man Toni had ever met. Nicholas Brendon; but Toni knew she was marrying him not for love, but for his money. For Toni, this was a heartbreaking situation and one which could only be overcome through much misery and unhappiness - but then, the path of true love was never an easy one, as Toni was to discover..
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Forbidden Nights With A Viking: To Sin with a Viking / Enslaved by the Viking / Taken By the Viking / Defiant in the Viking's Bed (Mills & Boon e-Book Collections) (Forbidden Vikings, Book 1)

Author: Michelle Willingham,Harper St. George,Michelle Styles,Joanna Fulford

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474055249

Category: Fiction

Page: 1472

View: 8511

To Sin with a Viking Caragh O Brannon defended herself bravely when the enemy landed – only now she finds herself alone with one very angry Viking . . . Styr Hardrata sailed to Ireland intending to trade, never expecting to find himself held captive in chains by a beautiful Irish maiden.
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Die Geschichte eines neuen Namens

Roman

Author: Elena Ferrante

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518757970

Category: Fiction

Page: 623

View: 8137

Lila und Elena sind sechzehn Jahre alt, und sie sind verzweifelt. Lila hat noch am Tage ihrer Hochzeit erfahren, dass ihr Mann sie hintergeht – er macht Geschäfte mit den allseits verhassten Solara-Brüdern, den lokalen Camorristi. Für Lila, arm geboren und durch die Ehe schlagartig zu Geld und Ansehen gekommen, brechen leidvolle Zeiten an. Elena hingegen verliebt sich Hals über Kopf in einen jungen Studenten, doch der scheint nur mit ihren Gefühlen zu spielen. Sie ist eine regelrechte Vorzeigeschülerin geworden, muss aber feststellen, dass das, was sie sich mühsam erarbeitet hat, in ihrer neapolitanischen Welt kaum etwas gilt. Trotz all dieser Widrigkeiten beharren Lila und Elena immer weiter darauf, ihr Leben selbst zu bestimmen, auch wenn der Preis, den sie dafür zahlen müssen, bisweilen brutal ist. Woran die beiden jungen Frauen sich festhalten, ist ihre Freundschaft. Aber können sie einander wirklich vertrauen? Elena Ferrante hat einen Weltbestseller geschrieben. Ein Gipfelwerk der zeitgenössischen Literatur. Und einen Roman, den man erschüttert und begeistert liest!
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The Rose & the Flame

Author: Patricia Phillips

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780843933093

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Reunited with Luis de los Santos, the man who shunned her years before, Elena suffers a double blow when she discovers that Luis belongs to another. Original.
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Archangel's Consort

Author: Nalini Singh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575095784

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Nalini Singh steps back into the shadows of her heartbreakingly original world where angels rule, vampires serve, and the innocent can pay the greatest price of all ... Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux and her lover, the lethally beautiful archangel Raphael, have returned home to New York only to face an uncompromising new evil ... A vampire has attacked a girls¿ school - the assault one of sheer, vicious madness - and it is only the first act. Rampant bloodlust takes vampire after vampire, threatening to make the streets run with blood. Then Raphael himself begins to show signs of an uncontrolled rage, as inexplicable storms darken the city skyline and the earth itself shudders. The omens are suddenly terrifyingly clear. An ancient and malevolent immortal is rising. The violent winds whisper her name: Caliane. She has returned to reclaim her son, Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena, the consort who must be destroyed ...
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