His skin had yellowed by the time Phin found him, the same shadeas the peeling
wallpaper, driedout, God, that hellhole, ifhe never had to return ... His instincts
recognized a cause for alarm, but his wits could not work out thereason for it.
Author: Meredith Duran
Publisher: Hachette UK
Meredith Duran returns with another witty, humorous and smart romance. Fans of Julia Quinn, Jane Feather and Eloisa James will delight in Meredith's trademark headstrong heroine, cunning hero and tale of deep emotional intensity! The society beauty who saved his life... Beauty, charm, wealthy admirers: Mina Masters enjoys every luxury but freedom. To save herself from an unwanted marriage, she turns her wiles on a darkly handsome stranger. But Mina's wouldbe hero is playing his own deceptive game. A British spy, Phin Granville has no interest in emotional entanglements...until the night Mina saves his life by gambling her own. The jaded spy who vowed to forget her... Four years later, Phin inherits a title that frees him from the bloody game of espionage. But memories of the woman who saved him won't let Phin go. When he learns that Mina needs his aid, honor forces him back into the world of his nightmares. In lives built on lies, love is the darkest secret of all... Deception has ruled Mina's life just as it has Phin's. But as the beauty and the spy match wits in a dangerous dance, their practiced masks begin to slip, revealing a perilous attraction. And the greatest threat they face may not be traitors or murderous conspiracies, but their own dark desires... Looking for more Meredith Duran novels? Try The Duke of Shadows or her Rules for the Reckless series.
He wiped his mouth, stuck out his hand to wash off the whiskey and was
surprised at how warm the runoff from the roof felt on his skin. Inspired, Paul took
a step forward and planted himself under the overhang's edge, letting the rain
and the ...
Author: Jonathan Janz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Fans of ghost stories like The Haunting of Hill House and Hell House will love this book." - Horror Maiden Myles Carver is dead. But his estate, Watermere, lives on, waiting for a new Carver to move in. Myles’s wife, Annabel, is dead too, but she is also waiting, lying in her grave in the woods. For nearly half a century she was responsible for a nightmarish reign of terror, and she’s not prepared to stop now. She is hungry to live again…and her unsuspecting nephew, Paul, will be the key. Julia Merrow has a secret almost as dark as Watermere’s. But when she and Paul fall in love they think their problems might be over. How can they know what Fate—and Annabel—have in store for them? Who could imagine that what was once a moldering corpse in a forest grave is growing stronger every day, eager to take her rightful place amongst the horrors of Watermere? FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
Sheckly ran his tongue over dry lips. "They're ... He'd slam the airlock door and
bolt it and then blast off as fast as he could get the motors going, Harding or no
Harding. He got ... "We helped him out of his skin," the serpentman went on
Author: Charles Fritch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Working on the theory that you can skin a sucker in space as well as on Earth, the con team of Harding and Sheckly operated furtively but profitably among natives of the outer planets. That is—until there was a question of turnabout being fair play in a world where natives took their skinning literally!
Excellent! He is still swimming. So, I'll take this skin,. and he never swept out his
camp. There are plenty of crumbs for my plan. Quickly, then, he ran to his camp to
fill his hat with cake crumbs. The Parsee never ate anything but cake, . . . then I'll
Author: Martin Powell
When a rude rhino steals a cake, the baker gets even by filling the rhino's skin with itchy cake crumbs in this graphic retelling of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale.
Stepping back, she stripped off her gloves and dropped them in a trash can. “I'm
going to take a quick break.” He sat up, wincing as his skin bent and folded the
new tattoo. “Can you, ah, hand me my pants?” The sheet was cool against his skin ...
Author: Sidney Bristol
Publisher: Inked Press
A woman who doesn’t believe she deserves love… Toe-curling kisses and enough sex to fill a weekend were all Pandora wanted from a fling with her teenage crush. She’s never forgotten how he played the knight in shining armor to her damsel in distress. She’s ready to say thank you in several naughty ways, so long as she can walk away when it’s over with her heart intact. A man moving on from tragedy… Brian has no intention of allowing the feisty tattoo artist to leave him after one taste. He hasn’t had enough of her inked curves. The packaging might have changed, but Pandy is the woman he hasn’t been able to excise from his memory. He’s ready to put together a new life, one that includes her. But he’s not the only one vying for her attention. Someone else wants her, dead or alive. Now includes a new, bonus out-take. the So Inked series: Under His Skin The Harder He Falls His Marriage Bargain Fighting His Desire
Because, five weeks later, there was a heat-wave in the Red Sea, and everybody
took off all the clothes they had. The Parsee took off his hat", but the Rhinoceros
took off his skin and carried it over his shoulder as he came down to the beach ...
Author: John Meade Falkner
Publisher: Random House
To mark the publication of Stop What You're Doing and Read This!, a collection of essays celebrating reading, Vintage Classics are releasing 12 limited edition themed ebook 'bundles', to tempt readers to discover and rediscover great books. JUST SO STORIES INTRODUCED BY PHILIP PULLMAN Have you ever wondered how the leopard got his spots? Or how the camel got his hump? Rudyard Kipling's witty and beautifully written stories explain these secrets and many more and introduce such memorable characters as the Elephant's Child, the Cat that Walked by Himself and the Butterfly that Stamped. MOONFLEET Orphaned John Trenchard grows up in the village of Moonfleet with his aunt, entranced by the local legend of the ghostly Blackbeard, who rises each winter night to search for his lost diamond. While conducting his own hunt for the treasure, John is trapped in the church crypt and discovers the true secret of the village: smuggling. Taken under the wing of the gruff innkeeper and chief smuggler, Elzevir Block, John begins a dangerous adventure which will see him in a hair-raising chase along a precarious cliff path and deciphering a hidden code in an ancient castle. Moonfleet is thrilling story of revenge and betrayal, of loyalty and great sacrifice, but it is above all a story about friendship..
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of CommonsPublish On: 1834
This man was flogged about a month ago ; be cried out at the 1st lash , and
continued his cries ; his skin was lacerated at the both lash ; he seemed to feel
great pain , and declared he would not come again ; the blood appeared slightly .
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
But if when the priest in- a man's hair be fallen off his head behind he specteth it ,
behold , there be no white hair is bald ; yet is he clean . And if his hair 41 in the
spot , and if it be not deeper than the hath fallen off from his forehead ; he is skin ...
28 And if the bright spot stay in 41 And he that hath his hair fallhis place , and
spread not in the en off from the part of his head skin , but it be somewhat dark ; it
toward his face , he is forehead is a rising of the burning , and the bald ; yet is he
I met his eyes and felt my face slip into that look that could make a good cop
flinch—my monster peeking out. Ulysses and Ajax started ... His otherworldly
energy danced along my skin, and as had happened in New Mexico with a very
Author: J. D. Robb
Featuring a Lieutenant Eve Dallas novella and an Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novella, this New York Times bestselling anthology of paranormal romance will transport you to a time and a place you’ve never been before… In J. D. Robb's "Interlude in Death," Lieutenant Eve Dallas is forced to forsake duty to take down a rogue ex-cop at an off-planet police conference—and save the man she loves. In Laurell K. Hamilton's "Magic Like Heat Across My Skin," a kidnapping brings vampire hunter Anita Blake and the two men in her life closer than a woman, a vampire, and a werewolf have ever been before. Searching the universe for a missing ship, two telepaths lose themselves in each other—mind, body, and soul in Susan Krinard's "Kinsman." And in Maggie Shayne's "Immortality," a man pulls a drowning woman out of the sea, a centuries-old witch with one last wish to share with him—and one last hope. From the Trade Paperback edition.
He'd waited so long, hadn't even crawled out when his stomach hurt with hunger,
but she hadn't returned as she'd ... took to wedge his other hand under the lip of
the trapdoor, to twist his body around in the hole, the skin rubbing off his wrists, ...
Author: Nalini Singh
Enter New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s darkly beautiful world of archangels and immortal power, as a pact is sealed between two souls bound by blood, stirred by desire, and driven by vengeance… With wings of midnight and an affinity for shadows, Jason courts darkness. But now, with the Archangel Neha’s consort lying murdered in the jewel-studded palace that was his prison and her rage threatening cataclysmic devastation, Jason steps into the light, knowing he must unearth the murderer before it is too late. Earning Neha’s trust comes at a price—Jason must tie himself to her bloodline through the Princess Mahiya, a woman with secrets so dangerous, she trusts no one. Least of all an enemy spymaster. With only their relentless hunt for a violent, intelligent killer to unite them, Jason and Mahiya embark on a quest that leads to a centuries-old nightmare… and to the dark storm of an unexpected passion that threatens to drench them both in blood.
Eight Weeks to the Smoothest, Healthiest Skin of Your Life Michelle Copeland,
Megan Deem. In general ... He's busy with work and all his athletic activities; he
wasn't going to carve out a large chunk of time for a new grooming regimen.
Author: Michelle Copeland
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Category: Health & Fitness
A world-renowned cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgeon shares her clinically proven techniques for achieving your healthiest and youngest-looking skin ever. Current understanding of skin's cellular structure is so advanced that it's possible to turn back the clock on aging without resorting to costly treatments or surgery. You can erase 90 percent of your skin's flaws in eight weeks by following Dr. Copeland's advice, no matter how your skin appears right now. Dr. Copeland's Beautiful Skin Workout will teach you how to: * Follow the Ten Commandments of Creamy Skin * Eliminate lifestyle habits that prevent you from looking your best * Identify everyday products that are either ineffective or outright harmful for skin * Master the Five Exercises: Cleanse, Exfoliate, Activate, Moisturize, and Protect * Design a custom program based on your skin type. With Dr. Copeland's proven plan, illustrated by some of her patients' inspiring and instructional case histories, achieving Creamy skin is easy and inexpensive. Your skin will soon reveal the only truth that matters—how young and vital you feel.
Because, five weeks later, there was a heatwave in the Red Sea, and everybody
took off all the clothes they had. The Parsee took off his hat; but the Rhinoceros
took off his skin and carried it over his shoulder as he came down to the beach to
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The delightful tales of whales and cats and kangaroos and crabs - everything from how the camel got in a humph (and got his hump!) to how the alphabet was invented. Enchanting and funny, these fantastical stories continue to delight each and every generation. With an inspiring written, inspiring introduction by Jonathan Stroud, author of the Bartimaeus trilogy, Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2008.
When the Snake had finished his attempts , the Porcupine peeped out his head ,
and having eaten some of the Snake ' s ... seized his throat , and tearing off his
head , with the utmost avidity ate the remaining portions , so that only his skin
Blondel nodded and folded his arms, inadvertently getting custard on himself. ...
The third brother, Marco, had jumped out of his skin when Guy fired his revolver,
slipped on a patch of custard and collided with a standard-lamp, the shade of ...
Author: Tom Holt
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Witty, ironic ... and achieves a deeply felt authenticity' - NEW YORK TIMES Guy is a Mosquito pilot in World War II. He is surprised when his dead co-pilot apparently starts speaking to him as they are flying over Northern France. And before you can say Bomber Harris, Guy finds himself caught up in time and travel, a search for Richard the Lionheart and a damsel. From one of the best-loved comic writers in fantasy fiction comes another absurdly witty title - perfect for fans of Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett Books by Tom Holt: Walled Orchard Series Goatsong The Walled Orchard J.W. Wells & Co. Series The Portable Door In Your Dreams Earth, Air, Fire and Custard You Don't Have to Be Evil to Work Here, But It Helps The Better Mousetrap May Contain Traces of Magic Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages YouSpace Series Doughnut When It's A Jar The Outsorcerer's Apprentice The Good, the Bad and the Smug Novels Expecting Someone Taller Who's Afraid of Beowulf Flying Dutch Ye Gods! Overtime Here Comes the Sun Grailblazers Faust Among Equals Odds and Gods Djinn Rummy My Hero Paint your Dragon Open Sesame Wish you Were Here Alexander at World's End Only Human Snow White and the Seven Samurai Olympiad Valhalla Nothing But Blue Skies Falling Sideways Little People Song for Nero Meadowland Barking Blonde Bombshell The Management Style of the Supreme Beings An Orc on the Wild Side
Author: Teacher Created Resources, IncPublish On: 2009-01-30
Then he danced three times round the skin and rubbed his hands. Then he went
to his camp and filled his hat with cake-crumbs, for the Parsee never ate anything
but cake, and never swept out his camp. He took that skin, and he shook that ...
“Where is Cosimo?” asked Kit, already knowing, and fearing, the answer. Sir
Henry, his skin pale and waxy, stretched out his hand and pointed to the
sarcophagus in the centre of the room. Kit rose and approached the open stone
coffin, dread ...
Author: Stephen Lawhead
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Enjoy books one and two in Stephen Lawhead's Bright Empires series as an e-book collection! The Skin Map It is the ultimate quest for the ultimate treasure. Chasing a map tattooed on human skin. Across an omniverse of intersecting realities. To unravel the future of the future. The Bone House Kit Livingstone met his great-grandfather Cosimo in a rainy alley in London where he discovered the truth about alternate realities. Now he’s on the run—and on a quest—trying to understand the impossible mission he inherited from Cosimo: to restore a map that charts the hidden dimensions of the multiverse. Survival depends on staying one step ahead of the savage Burley Men.
He slid off his cot and stumbled out of his room, down to the medical bay. ... His skin bubbled under the caustic mixture of fluids, and he screamed. Judas washed his arms off again, ignoring the skin that sloughed off with it. He gritted his teeth ...
Author: Velerion Damarke
Judas is one of the test pilots sent out among the stars, utilizing Underspace, which is like a parallel form of reality where the speed limitations the laws of physics in our universe impose on us can be bent if not broken entirely. Judas crash lands on a remote planet after accidental contact with the material that comprises Underspace. The planet is inhabited with two native races, both of which are significantly less technologically developed than humanity. The inhabitants of this new world take special interest in this newcomer, and his android companion. It quickly becomes apparent that there is more to Underspace than anyone initially believed, and Earth is hardly happy to surrender their test pilot, who was in actuality a criminal that they hand chose for what they considered a suicide mission...
So this reflex is a kind of automatic fear, lasting a fraction of a second, which kicks
in when your brain doesn't know what's ... Peter didn't see me put my pet hamster
on there, but he jumped out of his skin when Eddie's 'wig' leaped off his head ...
Author: Glenn Murphy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
In STUFF THAT SCARES YOUR PANTS OFF! Glenn Murphy shows us that it is OK to be scared and that there are very good reasons why we are able to feel fear. He looks closely at our most common fears, including natural disasters, predators, spiders, disease, needles, dentists, crashes, darkness, speaking in public, heights, ghosts and monsters, to show us how much of that fear is perhaps unnecessary. The result is a fun, carefully pitched, popular-science title that mixes great true-life stories with the psychology of fear, the statistical probabilities of things happening and a lot of reassurance.