The Romanov Legacy

A Natalie Brandon Thriller

Author: Jenni Wiltz

Publisher: Decanter Press

ISBN: 1942348037

Category: Fiction

Page: 441

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A murdered tsar. A missing treasure. One woman holds the key. Natalie Brandon knows Nicholas II, last tsar of Russia, left a secret bank account to provide for his family in exile. But getting someone to believe her is harder than finding the account itself. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Natalie is tormented by a recurring hallucination, the voice of an angel named Belial. Even her sister, a Russian history professor, won’t take her seriously…until a blond, blue-eyed Russian spy kidnaps Natalie, claiming she’s the only one who can lead him to the treasure. But Constantine Dashkov isn’t the only one after the tsar’s missing millions. Russian prime minister Maxim Starinov will do anything to get the money for himself. Natalie and Constantine must outrun Starinov’s death squad as they track the treasure from San Francisco to Moscow to London. With nothing more than Natalie’s ghostly intuition to guide them, can she and Constantine stay alive long enough to protect the tsar’s legacy from a greedy despot? The Romanov Legacy is the first book in the Natalie Brandon thriller series, with fast-paced action and a heroine readers call "unforgettable" and "enchanting." If you like Dan Brown’s historical puzzles and the international intrigue of Daniel Silva, then you'll love Jenni Wiltz's page-turning thrillers. Buy The Romanov Legacy to discover this exciting new series today. Perfect for fans of: international crime novels, spy novels, espionage and conspiracy thrillers, psychological thrillers
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Caught by the Blizzard

A romantic winter thriller

Author: Adele Huxley

Publisher: Adele Huxley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6072

This winter thriller is scorching hot! The sleepy mountain town of Tellure Hollow won't ever be the same. When Liz Croyden lost her mother to breast cancer, she knew she had to protect her father from experiencing that kind of pain ever again. Liz's proactive surgery was one of the most difficult things she's ever done. Bravery may be soul-deep but now all people see is a young, beautiful girl with breast implants. Bitter but adaptable, she's learned how to use those assumptions to get what she wants. Unfortunately, it's put her in some unsavory positions and she's left wondering how her life got so twisted. Bryan Marsh was a downhill skier pegged for the Olympics. He had it all. A fiance, a supportive family, a perfect future laid out before him. All it took was one tragic crash to rip everything he'd ever known apart. Two years later, he's still trying to pick up the pieces and figure out who he is if he can no longer be The Blizzard. Fate throws Liz and Bryan together in the small ski resort town of Tellure Hollow. Each are hoping their mountain retreat will bring some answers. Neither of them ever expected to find someone so special. Can Bryan help Liz escape the vengeance of a convict ex who's demanding what he paid for? Will they be able to break down the walls they've built and accept the happiness they so sorely deserve? Caught by the Blizzard is the first novel in the 2 book Blizzard series. Any and all cliffhangers will be resolved in the second novel. I promise ;)
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Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction

Author: Kristin Ramsdell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313054053

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 9440

As the first encyclopedia solely devoted to the popular romance fiction genre, this resource provides a wealth of information on all aspects of the subject. • Provides the basics about authors, works, themes, and other topics related to romance fiction using alphabetically arranged reference entries • Offers suggestions for further reading and other works of romance fiction via reading list • Written by contributors who are scholars, librarians, and industry experts with broad knowledge of the genre
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Pirate King

A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group

ISBN: 0553807986

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4029

Sent to Lisbon and Morocco, where a British studio is creating a silent film version of "The Pirates of Penzance," Mary Russell investigates a series of crimes targeting the production and confronts a high-stakes situation when actual pirates orchestratea hostage situation.
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Night School

Author: C. J. Daugherty

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062193848

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7090

Night School, the first book in a series of darkly romantic YA thrillers set in a British boarding school, is generating excitement around the world. When Allie Sheridan gets arrested—again—her parents have had enough. They send Allie to the Cimmeria Academy far away from her London friends. The school is beautiful, and filled with gorgeous, ultra-wealthy teens who travel by private jet, were raised by nannies, and only shop on 5th Avenue or Bond Street. As the school begins to seem like a very dangerous place, she must decide who she can trust if she’s going to find out what’s really going on.
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X20: A Novel of (Not) Smoking

Author: Richard Beard

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628720662

Category: Fiction

Page: 999

View: 4825

Gregory Simpson is thirty and trying to quit, keeping ten fingers glued to a keyboard in order to fight their incessant ache to hold a burning paper tube filled with dead leaves. In twenty entries in twenty days for twenty to a pack—one word for each cigarette inhaled over the course of ten smoke-filled years—he examines his life in tense, withdrawal-induced fits and starts: the friendships cemented and defined by nicotine; the intimate relationships crushed or stifled; the acrid, immoral and rebellious satisfactions. But with strength of purpose and improved concentration comes the sobering revelation that his habit is more political than personal. Even if he kicks, Gregory realizes, he's still living in a tobacco world. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home. Gregory Simpson is thirty and trying to quit, keeping ten fingers glued to a keyboard in order to fight their incessant ache to hold a burning paper tube filled with dead leaves. In twenty entries in twenty days for twenty to a pack—one word for each cigarette inhaled over the course of ten smoke-filled years—he examines his life in tense, withdrawal-induced fits and starts: the friendships cemented and defined by nicotine; the intimate relationships crushed or stifled; the acrid, immoral and rebellious satisfactions. But with strength of purpose and improved concentration comes the sobering revelation that his habit is more political than personal. Even if he kicks, Gregory realizes, he's still living in a tobacco world. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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The Medium

Book 1 of the Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Trilogy

Author: C.J. Archer

Publisher: C.J. Archer

ISBN: 098733722X

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 3056

THE MEDIUM is the 1st book in the Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Trilogy. What readers and reviewers are saying about THE MEDIUM "This is a beautiful story filled with all kinds of surprises. I look forward to the next book in the series because these are characters are really want to know more about." ~ 5 stars, Paranormal Romance Guild "A book worth every one of the 5 stars!" "Couldn"t put it down" Description Seventeen year-old spirit medium Emily Chambers has a problem. Actually, she has several. As if seeing dead people isn't a big enough social disadvantage, she also has to contend with an escaped demon and a handsome ghost with a secret past. And then there's the question of her parentage. Being born an entire year after her father's death (yes, a year) and without the pale skin of other respectable English ladies, Emily is as much a mystery as the dead boy assigned to her. Jacob Beaufort's spirit has been unable to crossover since his death. It might have something to do with the fact he was murdered. Or it might not. All he knows is, he has been assigned by the Otherworld's administrators to a girl named Emily. A girl who can see and touch him. A girl who released a shape-shifting demon into the mortal realm. Together they must send the demon back before it wreaks havoc on London. It should be a simple assignment, but they soon learn there's nothing simple when a live girl and a dead boy fall in love. Keywords: fantasy, urban fantasy, historical fantasy, fantasy series, speculative fiction, dark fantasy, paranormal, female protagonist, female main character, paranormal romance, historical romance, historical paranormal romance, action, adventure, ghosts, spirits, demons, magic, alternative history, parallel world, victorian romance, victorian era, victorian london, gothic, teen fiction, young adult, free, diverse fiction, free book
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The Path Keeper

The Path Keeper Series

Author: N. J. Simmonds

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786155061

Category:

Page: 378

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The first in a thrilling new YA fantasy series by N J Simmonds, The Path Keeper is a tale of passion and secrets, of first loves and second chances, and the invisible threads that bind us. Can love ever be stronger than fate? What if every coincidence was a tiny miracle? What if our life was already mapped out before birth? What if someone had the power to change the path we were destined to follow? Ella hates her new life in London, she misses Spain and she's struggling to get over her past until she meets Zac. He has always loved her but he isn't meant to be part of Ella's story. Not this time. Not ever. Little does she know that his secret is the one thing that will tear them apart and will force her to live in a world that no longer makes sense, a world more dangerous than she could ever imagine.
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Succession

Author: Douglas Schofield

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456609343

Category: Fiction

Page: 297

View: 8095

What if... Queen Elizabeth II had no legal right to the British throne? What if... The Queen's entire line, all the way back to George III's fifteen children, was... illegitimate? SUCCESSION is based on a little known historical fact. SEPTEMBER 6, 1997 Across the world, two-and-a-half billion people sit glued to the broadcast of Princess Diana's funeral. In Bayonne, New Jersey, surgical resident Dr. Emma Parks watches the somber proceedings over her morning coffee, then hurries to get ready for work. Today's shift, she expects, will be no different from any other... fixing broken bodies, one emergency at a time. But Emma couldn't be more wrong. Today, she'll discover a lover's betrayal. Today she'll save a man's life using a procedure she was never trained for. Today she'll receive a mysterious call from a man riding in a London taxi. And, before the day is out, she'll be suspended from her job. But that's just today... Tomorrow, a very determined killer will try to end her life. Emma Parks always figured her life was pretty ordinary. She's about to discover how extraordinary it really is.
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Illusion

Author: J.S. Cooper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476790981

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1205

Indie sensation and New York Times bestselling author of the Ex Games series and the Private Club series, J.S. Cooper introduces the Swept Away series—three new, dark and sexy romances about a woman marooned on a desert island with a mysterious stranger—but is he friend or foe? The day started like every other day... Bianca finds herself kidnapped and locked up in a van with a strange man. Ten hours later, they’re dumped on a deserted island. Bianca has no idea what’s going on and her attraction to this stranger is the only thing keeping her fear at bay. Jakob wants only to figure out why they’ve been left on the island and how they can get off. But as the days go by, he can’t ignore his growing fascination with Bianca. In order to survive, Bianca and Jakob must figure out how they’re connected, but as they grow closer, secrets are revealed that may destroy everything they thought they knew about each other.
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Australian Books and Authors in the American Marketplace 1840s–1940s

Author: David Carter,Roger Osborne

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 1743325797

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 378

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Australian Books and Authors in the American Marketplace 1840s–1940s explores how Australian writers and their works were present in the United States before the mid twentieth century to a much greater degree than previously acknowledged. Drawing on fresh archival research and combining the approaches of literary criticism, print culture studies and book history, David Carter and Roger Osborne demonstrate that Australian writing was transnational long before the contemporary period. In mapping Australian literature’s connections to British and US markets, their research challenges established understandings of national, imperial and world literatures. Carter and Osborne examine how Australian authors, editors and publishers engaged productively with their American counterparts, and how American readers and reviewers responded to Australian works. They consider the role played by British publishers and agents in taking Australian writing to America, and how the international circulation of new literary genres created new opportunities for novelists to move between markets. Some of these writers, such as Christina Stead and Patrick White, remain household names; others who once enjoyed international fame, such as Dale Collins and Alice Grant Rosman, have been largely forgotten. The story of their books in America reveals how culture, commerce and copyright law interacted to create both opportunities and obstacles for Australian writers.
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The Name of the Star

Author: Maureen Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0142422053

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 372

View: 8211

Rory, of Bâenouville, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation.
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Mirror, Mirror

A Novel

Author: Cara Delevingne

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062791583

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2077

When one of their friends mysteriously disappears, a group of teens are forced to confront the challenges and secrets of their lives in this edgy and suspenseful coming-of-age tale from international supermodel, actress, and social media darling Cara Delevingne. Among the students of Thames Comprehensive, Red, Leo, Rose, and Naomi are misfits—outsiders who have found a safe haven in music and their band, Mirror, Mirror. For these sixteen year olds, fitting in at school is nearly as difficult as navigating their complicated home lives. Red has an alcoholic mother and a father who’s never around. Leo’s brother is in prison. Rose uses sex and alcohol to numb the pain of a brutal attack. Naomi’s punk rock princess persona gives her the freedom to be her true self. When Naomi mysteriously vanishes and then is found unconscious, her friends are shaken and confused. Could it have been an accident—or did someone deliberately try to hurt Naomi? If she was in trouble, why didn’t she turn to them? How well do they really know their bandmate—and each other? If Naomi wakes up from her coma, will she ever be the same? To understand what happened to Naomi, Red, Leo, and Rose must ultimately face their own dark secrets and fears, and reconcile the difference between what they feel inside and what they show to the world. Cara Delevingne reveals another facet of her amazing talent with this powerful novel about identity, sexuality, gender, emotional pain, the complicated world of social media, and the dangerous weight of appearances that are not what they seem.
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Popular Geopolitics and Nation Branding in the Post-Soviet Realm

Author: Robert A. Saunders

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131756989X

Category: Science

Page: 254

View: 8086

This seminal book explores the complex relationship between popular geopolitics and nation branding among the Newly Independent States of Eurasia, and their combined role in shaping contemporary national image and statecraft within and beyond the region. It provides critical perspectives on international relations, nationalism, and national identity through the use of innovative approaches focusing on popular culture, new media, public diplomacy, and alternative "narrators" of the nation. By positing popular geopolitics and nation branding as contentious forces and complementary flows, the study explores the tensions and elisions between national self-image and external perceptions of the nation, and how this complex interplay has become integral to contemporary global affairs.
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My Heart's Desire

Author: Andrea Kane

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453265600

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 2558

Plunging from a well-bred lady to society’s most scandalous outcast, one woman faces danger and romance with a determination to live on her own terms London’s high society assumes that Alexandria Cassell, a lady of impeccable lineage, is eager to wed the first suitable aristocrat who proposes. But Alexandria despises the shallow mindlessness of London society. Craving adventure, she steals down to the docks and stows away aboard a merchant ship bound for Canada. Drake Barrett loves the open seas. As captain of his own vessel, he can escape his life as a duke, where he would be doomed to the empty chatter of glittering ballrooms. But when he finds a delicate beauty aboard ship, he forgets everything but a man’s desires. From a fleeting island paradise to a country caught in the sudden crossfire of war, Drake and Alexandria give in to a passion that just might reveal their true passions . . . if a shocking act of treachery doesn’t separate them forever. My Heart's Desire is the first book of the Barrett Family series, which concludes with Samantha.
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Quicksilver

Author: Amanda Quick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0515150568

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3776

After Virginia Dean wakes up next to a dead body with a bloody knife in her hand, the only person who believes she did not commit murder is Owen Sweetwater, a hunter of psychical monsters who is investigating the deaths of two glass readers.
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The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films

Author: Salvador Jimenez Murguía

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442261676

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 422

View: 4560

The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films covers virtually every horror film made in Japan from the past century to date. In addition to entries on productions, both major and modest, this encyclopedia also includes entries for notable directors, producers, and actors. Each film entry includes comprehensive details, situates the film in the context and history of Japanese horror cinema, and includes brief suggestions for further reading. Although emphasizing horror as a general theme, this encyclopedia also encompasses other genres that are associated with this theme, including Comedy Horror, Science Fiction Horror, Cyber-punk Horror, Ero Guru (Erotic Grotesque), and Anime Horror. The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films is a comprehensive reference volume that will appeal to both cinema scholars as well as to the many fans of this popular genre.
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Casino Royale

James Bond 007

Author: Ian Fleming

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448139244

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1362

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM ANTHONY HOROWITZ, AUTHOR OF FOREVER AND A DAY Le Chiffre is a businessman with expensive tastes - and SMERSH’s chief operative in France. As his dissolute lifestyle threatens to ruin him, his only hope of survival is to risk his paymasters’ money at the baccarat table. Across from him sits James Bond, the finest gambler in the British secret service. Bond’s mission: to outplay Le Chiffre and shatter his Soviet cell. Amidst the opulence of the Royale-les-Eaux casino, the two men face each other in a game with the highest stakes of all.
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Rules Are For Breaking

Author: Imelda Evans

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857960075

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 9109

Jo is a smart and determined young woman with a clear-eyed view of men and what she expects of them. Put simply, she is 'over' finding the right one. She already has a 'three strikes and you're out' policy. When challenged by a friend who thinks she can't do it, Jo goes one step further and vows not to date, sleep with or even kiss a man for six weeks. Enter Declan, Jo's gorgeous yet unwelcome houseguest. Convinced he can win her over, Declan views Jo and her vow as an irresistible challenge. An infuriated Jo declares that Declan is like all the others attracted to her for all the wrong reasons. She insists that he devote time to getting to know the real her and to doing the things she loves. Will Declan survive the test? Or will a major misunderstanding spoil everything? Rules Are For Breaking is a witty, entertaining romance certain to have even the most disenchanted believing in love again.
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