The Romanov Legacy

A Natalie Brandon Thriller

Author: Jenni Wiltz

Publisher: Decanter Press

ISBN: 1942348037

Category: Fiction

Page: 441

View: 4807


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

Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction

Author: Kristin Ramsdell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313054053

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 466

View: 1739


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

Night School

Author: C. J. Daugherty

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062193848

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9938


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.

2012 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market

Author: Adria Haley

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 159963242X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

View: 8085


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'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

The Path Keeper

The Path Keeper Series

Author: N. J. Simmonds

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786155061


Page: 378

View: 6803


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.

Never Coming Home

Author: Evonne Wareham

Publisher: Choc Lit

ISBN: 1906931607

Category: Fiction

Page: 339

View: 7424


A woman’s search for answers leads her into the arms of a man who offers both danger and passion in this explosive “nerve-wracking thrill ride” (RT Book Reviews). When Kaz Elmore is told her five-year-old daughter Jamie has died in a car crash, she struggles to accept that she’ll never see her little girl again. Then a stranger comes into her life offering what she thought was lost forever: hope. Devlin, security consultant and witness to the terrible accident scene, believes that Kaz’s daughter might not have been the girl in the car after all. But with no hard evidence, the police aren’t interested, so Devlin and Kaz have little choice but to investigate on their own. Their desperate search for Jamie leads down dangerous paths that take the pair all across Europe, where deadly secrets await. But as long as Kaz has hope, she can’t stop looking—and Devlin can’t leave . . .

Caught by the Blizzard

A romantic winter thriller

Author: Adele Huxley

Publisher: Adele Huxley


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8829


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 ;)

Silk Road

A Haunting Story of Adventure, Romance and Courage

Author: Colin Falconer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781980297147

Category: Fiction

Page: 418

View: 6996


The Holy Land, 1260. Josseran Sarrazini is chosen to escort the Pope’s emissary on an embassy to the all-conquering Mongol horde in an effort to save all Christendom from destruction. But although he serves as a Templar warrior, Josseran is not all that he appears to be - and he despises the Pope’s man on sight. Now they have to spend nine months in each other’s company on the most dangerous and most inhospitable journey on the earth - across the legendary deserts of Persia, through the horrific black hurricanes of the Taklimakan, along the entire spider's web of the Silk Road to Khubilai Khan’s legendary capital at Xanadu. When he sets out, Josseran cannot know then that he will never see Christendom again. Meanwhile, somewhere near the Roof of the World, a Tatar princess possessing a gift for prophesy, defies her father’s attempts to marry her off to the sons of other tribal chiefs. She does not belong in her world any more than Josseran belongs in his. Now fate will bring their paths on a collision course somewhere on the Silk Road and change the course of her life, and Josseran's, forever. From the Storehouse of Winds to the Palace of Myriad Tranquillities, from the Pamirs and Hindu Kush to the legendary Xanadu and the dazzling court of Khubilai Khan, this is romance and adventure on a breath-taking scale.

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: 6032


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.

The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film

A History and Annotated Bibliography

Author: Drewey Wayne Gunn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810885883

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 426

View: 5453


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.