Author: Steve Cole
Publisher: Random House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 1917The eighth title in the hilarious young series from Steve Cole, author of Astrosaurs. It's The A Team meets Monsters Inc - with a whole lot of slime! Crawling from the nosepick ocean, green snot-blobs start attacking Trashland, sticking the people in their tracks, holding them helpless. They are controlled by evil nose-monsters wanting to immobilise Trashland so the population starve and they can take over. The Squad fight back with giant tissues.
Author: Jillian Hunter
View: 4999New York Times bestselling author Jillian Hunter has charmed readers with her “sizzling sexual chemistry and rapier wit"(Booklist). Now she returns to the scandalous Boscastle family… All Emily Selwick wanted was to convince the man she had adored for years that she was the woman he ought to marry. She never expected that her ill-fated deception at a party would uncover a scheme against the Crown and ensnare her in the sensual trap of an enigmatic stranger. Damien Boscastle, the Earl of Shalcross, knows he must marry Emily to defend her honor and keep his mission secret. But, by saving her reputation, he will draw her into his arms as well as a dangerous intrigue. After a whirlwind courtship that leaves her breathless, Emily finds herself wed to a husband who vows not only to protect her from his menacing world—but to train his wife in the pleasures of passion.
Author: Anne O'Brien
View: 9963Green eyes sparkling with fire, there is no way Lady Rosamund de Longspey has escaped an arranged marriage only to be conquered by a rogue! Gray eyes as hard and flinty as his heart has become, Lord Gervase Fitz Osbern, weary of war and wanton women, will fight for what rightly belongs to him. But Rose is not going to be ousted, and Gervase, a warrior to his fingertips, is not going to meekly withdraw. Instead he'll claim his castle—and just maybe a bride!
Author: George Sand
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
View: 3157The first translation of The Countess von Rudolstadt in more than a century brings to contemporary readers one of George Sand's most ambitious and engaging novels, hailed by many scholars of nineteenth-century French literature as her masterpiece. The Countess von Rudolstadt, Consuelo, born the penniless daughter of a Spanish gypsy, is transformed into an opera star by the great maestro Porpora. Her peregrinations throughout Europe (especially Vienna, Berlin, and the Bohemian forest), become a quest undertaken on a number of levels: as a singer, as a woman, and as an unwilling subject of alienation and oppression. Consuelo moves through a mid-eighteenth-century Europe where absolute rulers mingle with Enlightenment philosophers and gender-bending members of secret societies plot moral and political revolution. As the old order breaks down, she undergoes a series of grueling initiations into radically redefined notions of marriage and social organization. In a novel by equal measures philosophical and lurid, nothing is what it seems. Written some fifty years after the French Revolution, Sand's book taps into many of the political and religious currents that contributed to that social upheaval--and aims to channel their potential for future change. Fed by Sand's rich imagination and bold aspirations for social reform, The Countess von Rudolstadt is a sinuous novel of initiation, continuing the coming of age tale of the titular heroine of Sand's earlier Consuelo and drawing on such diverse models as Ann Radcliffe's Gothic tales and Goethe's Wilhelm Meister.
Author: JOÃO PAULO FOSCHI
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
View: 5865Rio de Janeiro. XIX century. During the grand ball at the Cassino Fluminense, Lorena Duarte Valão is simply another one of many marriage-seeking young ladies at the Court of emperor D. Pedro II. However, what nobody can imagine is that this young lady of extraordinary beauty and full of romantic ideals is also an ambitious social climber who wants to ascend socially no matter the price. She is among the nobility of this regal event, when she meets the gallant Rafael Abrantes once again, and an overpowering passion emerges, which will end up consuming her in an uncontrolled conquering game. However, what the young lady didn't expect was that another renowned guest, the aristocrat Atílio Santiago, the Count of Assis, was completely in love with her, forming an intriguing love triangle that will radically change the lives of all those involved. After surrendering herself to Rafael’s seduction and being rejected by him, Lorena will initiate a revenge plan to destroy the man who rejected her, even if, in the process, she will have to lie, betray or even kill...
Author: Vanessa Kelly
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
View: 4588She is difficult, demanding, and at times, quite fierce. And Dr. John Blackmore can't take his eyes off her. The Countess of Randolph is the most striking woman he has ever seen. . .and the most infuriating patient he has ever tended. Mired in responsibility, Bathsheba doesn't have time to convalesce in the country. She should be in London, hunting for a wealthy new lover to pay off her late husband's vast debts, not dallying with a devastatingly handsome doctor. But it is only a matter of time until the good doctor and the obstinate countess will have to contend with the sparks that fly between them. And once their bodies surrender, their hearts may follow. . . Praise for Vanessa Kelly and Sex and the Single Earl "A sensual treat!" -Anna Campbell "Successfully marrying the tart wit of a traditional Regency romance with the steamy passion of today's Regency historicals isn't easy, but Kelly proves to be more than capable." –Booklist "Guaranteed to satisfy even the most passionate romance reader." --Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Plaid Their marriage was convenient. . . Simon St. James, fifth Earl of Trask, knows he could do worse in the marriage of convenience department. Sophie Stanton may be a bit of a social liability, with her ungovernable ways and flighty nature, but Simon has responsibilities as an earl that far outweigh happiness in the household. And as for happiness in the bedroom. . .he has to admit he sees Sophie's potential in that arena. . . Their passion was not! But Sophie isn't some bargaining chip to be traded, and she's not about to let Simon St. James tell her how to live her life--even though she has nurtured a crush on the handsome young earl for as long as she can remember. If his idea of courtship is telling her what to do, then she is not interested, or at least she is trying not to be. But when his scolding words turn to scorching kisses, suddenly Sophie starts paying attention. . . Praise for Vanessa Kelly and Mastering the Marquess "A rare gem." --Julianne MacLean, USA Today bestselling author "Fast paced and difficult to put down." --Romantic Times "A delectable treat." --Sharon Page, author of The Club Since the loss of her parents, Meredith Burnley has contented herself with a solitary life looking after her half-sister, Annabel. But Meredith's peace is shattered when her uncle schemes to marry her off to his son in order to gain her inheritance. Desperate, Meredith has only one choice: to flee with Annabel to their estranged grandparents' home. But their arrival soon reignites a family scandal--and kindles unexpected romance. . . Happily reunited with the girls, Annabel's grandmother resolves to convince her nephew, Stephen Mallory, the Marquess of Silverton, to abandon his rakish lifestyle and wed Annabel. Stephen is clearly captivated--but with the wrong sister! Determined to make Meredith his own, Stephen embarks on a seduction that will leave her with no choice but to surrender to his touch. . .
Author: Andrew Lang
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
View: 1917Children who have read our Fairy Books may have noticed that there are not so very many fairies in the stories after all. The most common characters are birds, beasts, and fishes, who talk and act like Christians. The reason of this is that the first people who told the stories were not very clever, or, if they were clever, they had never been taught to read and write, or to distinguish between Vegetable, Animal, and Mineral. They took it that all things were ‘much of a muchness:’ they were not proud, and held that beast and bird could talk like themselves, only, of course, in a different language. After offering, then, so many Fairy Books (though the stories are not all told yet), we now present you (in return for a coin or two) with a book about the friends of children and of fairies—the beasts. The stories are all true, more or less, but it is possible that Monsieur Dumas and Monsieur Théophile Gautier rather improved upon their tales. I own that I have my doubts about the bears and serpents in the tales by the Baron Wogan. This gentleman’s ancestors were famous Irish people. One of them held Cromwell’s soldiers back when they were pursuing Charles II. after Worcester fight. He also led a troop of horse from Dover to the Highlands, where he died of a wound, after fighting for the King. The next Wogan was a friend of Pope and Swift; he escaped from prison after Preston fight, in 1715, and, later, rescued Prince Charlie’s mother from confinement in Austria, and took her to marry King James. He next became Governor of Don Quixote’s province, La Mancha, in Spain, and was still alive and merry in 1752. Baron Wogan, descended from these heroes, saw no longer any king to fight for, so he went to America and fought bears. No doubt he was as brave as his ancestors, but whether all his stories of serpents are absolutely correct I am not so certain. People have also been heard to express doubts about Mr. Waterton and the Cayman. The terrible tale of Mr. Gully and his deeds of war I know to be accurate, and the story of Oscar, the sentimental tyke, is believed in firmly by the lady who wrote it. As for the stories about Greek and Roman beasts, Pliny, who tells them, is a most respectable author. On the whole, then, this is more or less of a true story-book.
Author: CC Gibbs
Publisher: Quercus Books
View: 3576Andre Duras is France's most celebrated military General.Countess Teo Korsakova is the luscious wife of his greatest enemy.When Teo unexpectedly falls into his possession as a prisoner of war, General Andre knows he cannot afford to be distracted from the campaign at hand. But the General finds it difficult to take take his eyes off her, or his mind from thoughts of what he'd like to do her if he had his way. As the war rages, the conflict moves from the battleground to the bedroom, and Andre concentrates on conquering the succulent Countess on his own terms.