The Romanov Legacy

A Natalie Brandon Thriller

Author: Jenni Wiltz

Publisher: Decanter Press

ISBN: 1942348037

Category: Fiction

Page: 441

View: 3860

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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Night School

Author: C. J. Daugherty

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062193848

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3888

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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Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction

Author: Kristin Ramsdell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313054053

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 1773

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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The Path Keeper

The Path Keeper Series

Author: N. J. Simmonds

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786155061

Category:

Page: 378

View: 6522

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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2012 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market

Author: Adria Haley

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 159963242X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

View: 5536

The Best Resource Available for Getting Your Fiction Published For more than 30 years, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has provided aspiring authors with the most complete and up-to-date information they need on publishing their work. This edition is the best yet, with more than 1,500 listings and more Edited byial content than ever before—with interviews and articles from industry insiders on pertinent topics like the importance of developing your prose style, creating a voice and authentic dialogue appropriate to your genre, strategies for self-publishing, and tips and tools to help you manage the time you spend on perfecting your craft. You also gain access to: Thorough indexes that make choosing the best potential markets easier A 1-year subscription to WritersMarket.com's searchable online database of fiction publishers (comes with print version only) A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets Includes an exclusive 60-minute FREE WEBINAR with the staff of Writer's Digest Books that will teach you how to write query letters that get results "I can't imagine a fiction writer of any stripe not having this in their library." —James Scott Bell, author of The Art of War for Writers and Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure "This invaluable writer's resource is the foundation on which real dreams are built. A wise and necessary investment." —River Jordan, author of The Miracle of Mercy Land
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My Heart's Desire

Author: Andrea Kane

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453265600

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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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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Lady Aurelia's Bequest

Author: Sheila Walsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448136008

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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In Cordelia Darcy, Shelia Walsh has created one of her most delightful heroines ever. From a modest colonial background in America, she arrives in Regency London during the autumn of 1811 and makes it her stage. Before ever she steps foot in London though, Cordelia has already become part of a dangerous diplomatic intrigue as the result of her shipboard encounter with a fellow American: Drew Harvey. Working to secure peace between England and America, Mr Harvey enlists Cordelia's help as a courier - thereby drawing her into the sights of his own very determined enemies. Despite these shadows playing around her, Cordelia Darcy's first London Season is a resounding success - as if in tribute to the godmother whose bequest made it possible. And for all that she stands at the heart of a conspiracy that gathers force daily, Cordelia's story is also one of a beautiful young girl entering Society, falling in love for the first time and learning to identify her own feelings. With her use of period detail providing a sumptuous Regency backcloth throughout, Shelia Walsh combines each separate thread of Lady Aurelia's Bequest into a first class romantic thriller.
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The Scottish Prisoner

A Novel

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0345533496

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 4160

“This could be the worthy Lord John Grey’s breakout novel, as readers are treated to large dollops of Outlander hero Jamie Fraser.”—Booklist A captivating return to the world Diana Gabaldon created in her Outlander and Lord John series, The Scottish Prisoner is a masterpiece of epic history, wicked deceit, and scores that can only be settled in blood. London, 1760. For Jamie Fraser, paroled prisoner-of-war, life is coming apart at the seams. In the remote Lake District, where he’s close enough to the son he cannot claim as his own, Jamie’s quiet existence is interrupted first by dreams of his lost wife, then by the appearance of an erstwhile comrade still fighting to rally the Irish. But Jamie has sworn off politics, fighting, and war. Until Lord John Grey shows up with a summons that will take him away from everything he loves—again. Lord John is in possession of explosive documents that expose a damning case of corruption against a British officer. But they also hint at a more insidious danger. Soon Lord John and Jamie are unwilling companions on the road to Ireland, a country whose dark castles hold dreadful secrets, and whose bogs hide the bones of the dead. Praise for The Scottish Prisoner “Call it what you will—historical adventure, conspiracy thriller—it’s an engrossing story, masterfully paced, with exciting plot twists, swift reversals, and robust characterizations.”—The Globe and Mail “As always, Gabaldon goes above and beyond. . . . If you love historical fiction, this book could be a good entrance point into the Outlander world.”—Bookreporter
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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: 8105

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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Mirror, Mirror

A Novel

Author: Cara Delevingne

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062791583

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1500

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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Portrait of a Spy

Author: Daniel Silva

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 073049876X

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 8955

All-new format of Silva's latest thriller. Europe is exploding and one man must find out why ... 'Allon is the 21st century Bond ... if you haven't read Silva before, try portrait of a spy - and then go back and read the series' DAILY MAIL Europe is exploding and one man must find out why For Gabriel Allon and his wife, Chiara, it was supposed to be the start of a romantic weekend in London. But nothing is ever that simple when you're an off-duty spy and assassin. And when he fails to prevent a suicide bombing attack on Covent Garden, Gabriel is drawn once again into the world of international espionage and intrigue.From the streets of New York and London, to the unforgiving landscape of the Saudi desert, Gabriel Allon is in a race to the death against a calculating mass-murderer that he dare not lose ... Praise for Daniel Silva: 'A world-class practitioner of spy fiction' WASHINGtON POSt 'Gabriel Allon is the killer you'd want on your side' AUStRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY
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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: 3138

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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Succession

Author: Douglas Schofield

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456609343

Category: Fiction

Page: 297

View: 1423

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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Rules Are For Breaking

Author: Imelda Evans

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857960075

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 8227

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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Rogue Alpha (Alpha 7)

Author: Carole Mortimer

Publisher: Carole Mortimer

ISBN: 1910597163

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

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Rogue Alpha is the 7th story in the bestselling Alpha Series. Diana is convinced someone broke into her Paris apartment. Just as she believes someone is now following her. The police don’t believe her, and the only person she can turn to for help is Seth Armstrong. Seth works for Grayson Security, and was the man who rescued her eight months ago, after she was kidnapped and a ransom demanded for her safe return. Seth has absolutely no idea who the beautiful redhead is when she accosts him in a London bar one evening, demanding he kiss her and look as if he’s enjoying it. He’s happy to oblige, of course. Only to discover he enjoys kissing her a little too much. Because Diana Moore isn’t what she seems. In fact, Seth’s not sure she isn’t suffering from some sort of emotional breakdown after what happened to her eight months ago. Whatever Diana’s problem is, Seth can’t just abandon her when she asks for his help. Can he? Author’s Note: The stories in the Alpha series are steaming hot and the language sometimes explicit.
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The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film

A History and Annotated Bibliography

Author: Drewey Wayne Gunn

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810885891

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 442

View: 4952

This new edition of The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film provides an overview of milestones in the development of gay detectives over the last several decades. Also included in this volume is an annotated list of novels, short stories, plays, graphic novels, comic strips, films, and television series featuring gay amateur sleuths, police detectives, private investigators, and the like.
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Tabou Book 3

Author: Suzanne Stroh

Publisher: Suzanne Stroh

ISBN: 1938690923

Category: Fiction

Page: 1050

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Who chooses to spend the rest of her life building a dream with a girl who belongs to another woman? Patience, Jocelyn and Sylvie: locked in a love triangle that stretches from the Caribbean islands and Palm Beach, Florida all the way to Los Angeles and Alaska, and then across the Atlantic to London and Paris. This erotic thriller pits Jocelyn against the powerful matriarchs Kate Russet and Lady Crome. What deadly secrets does Sylvie keep, and why? As Patience Herrick and Princess Aurore lock horns, British newspaper publisher August Canoncourt discovers the secret history of TABOU in Paris. Who--or what--will unlock its meaning? The erotic epic of Jocelyn Russet continues in Book 3 with an ever-growing cast of compelling characters in this romantic thriller where once again, Joss's fate will turn on one big night spent with an extraordinary woman--if only she can decode frightening cipher that her father has mysteriosuly bequeathed to her...in time.
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Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000751090X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6943

Go with God and Fight Like the Devil. The remarkable new novel by Britain’s master storyteller, which culminates at the Battle of Poitiers.
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Midnight Alpha (Alpha 4)

Author: Carole Mortimer

Publisher: Carole Mortimer

ISBN: 1910597074

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

View: 6606

Midnight Alpha is the fourth, and full-length novel in USA Today Bestselling author Carole Mortimer’s SCORCHING HOT new ALPHA series. Sizzling contemporary romance with an added dash of danger. Stories of dark and compelling ALPHA men, who are used to taking what they want when they want it, and the strong and determined women who have no intention of being taken. Unless it’s on their own terms... Gregori Markovic recently became the head of the Russian family that rules London’s criminal underworld. Aged in his mid-thirties some considered him too young for the position. Not any more, he has already been tried and tested, and more than proved himself worthy. Gaia Miller is looking for the man responsible for the death of her sister, and she doesn’t mind putting herself in danger if it means finding that man. Going to work at Utopia, one of the exclusive nightclubs and casinos owned by Gregori Markovic, gives her the perfect opportunity to find him and ensure that he pays for his crime. Even if that man should turn out to be Gregori Markovic himself. Cold and remote, Gregori finds the ice he keeps about his emotions begins to melt from his very first momentous meeting with Gaia Miller, as he is drawn to her warmth and passion in a way he never has been with any other woman. Suspicious of Gregori Markovic’s involvement in her sister’s death, Gaia hadn’t expected him to be quite as devastatingly handsome or so powerfully imposing. Or to find herself irresistibly drawn to the sharp edge of danger that surrounds him. As different as night and day, and with so many secrets standing between them, the two nevertheless can’t seem to stay away from each other, or to resist every opportunity to explore the depths of that attraction. Wherever that passion might take them. But Gregori has already made enemies, one powerful enemy in particular. A man who will stop at nothing to make Gregori suffer in the same way he’s suffered, by taking someone from him that he cares about. He sees Gregori’s deepening involvement with Gaia Miller as the perfect way to exact that revenge. Author Note—the novellas and full-length novels in the ALPHA series have sexier situations and stronger language than my other books.
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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

View: 5205

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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