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A Kiss of Shadows

By Laurell K. Hamilton
  • ISBN Code: : 0345446887
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Meet Merry Gentry, paranormal P.I., and enter a thrilling, sensual world as dangerous as it is beautiful, full of earthly pleasures and dazzling magic, and ruled by the all-consuming passions of immortal beings once worshipped as gods . . . or demons. Merry Gentry, princess of the high court of Faerie, is posing as a human in Los Angeles, working as a private investigator specializing in supernatural crime. But now the queen’s assassin has been dispatched to fetch her—whether she likes it or not. Suddenly Merry finds herself a pawn in her dreaded aunt’s plans. The job that awaits her: enjoy the constant company of the most beautiful immortal men in the world. The reward: the crown—and the opportunity to continue to live. The penalty for failure: death. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Laurell K. Hamilton’s A Shiver of Light. Praise for Laurell K. Hamilton and A Kiss of Shadows “One of the most inventive and exciting writers in the paranormal field.”—Charlaine Harris “Sexy . . . Merry’s adventures are engaging and keep the reader turning the pages.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Stunning . . . steamy . . . an exciting and original world.”—San Jose Mercury News “I’ve never read a writer with a more fertile imagination.”—Diana Gabaldon

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  • Publisher : Amber House Books
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  • Pdf File: shadows-and-lace.pdf

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If a knight captures a lady, can she steal his heart? With one careless roll of the dice, Baron Lindsey Fordyce gambles away his beautiful daughter Rowena. Spirited away to an imposing castle, Rowena finds herself pressed into the service of a dark and forbidding knight accused of murder…and much more. Handsome, brooding Sir Gareth of Caerleon has spent years waiting for his chance for revenge. But when he seeks to use the fair Rowena to slay the ghosts of his past, he finds himself ensnared in a tender trap of his own making…a trap he can only escape by surrendering his heart. Book 1 in the Brides of Legend Series, which includes: Shadows and Lace Lady of Conquest “Teresa Medeiros weaves a bold, sensual spell in Shadows and Lace. Excellent!”—Affaire de Coeur “Delightfully complex characters! Medeiros wields a deft hand with humor and sensuality.”—Heart to Heart “Try a Teresa Medeiros novel and you will swear it was written just for you!”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author “Only a select few have voices that sing on the page. Teresa Medeiros is such an author.”—Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Medieval romance, Knights and ladies, Middle Ages

I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had

By Tony Danza
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  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • Book Code : 030788788X
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 196
  • Pdf File: i-d-like-to-apologize-to-every-teacher-i-ever-had.pdf

Book Short Summary:

I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is television, screen and stage star Tony Danza’s absorbing account of a year spent teaching tenth-grade English at Northeast High -- Philadelphia’s largest high school with 3600 students. Entering Northeast’s crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony found his way to a classroom filled with twenty-six students who were determined not to cut him any slack. They cared nothing about “Mr. Danza’s” showbiz credentials, and they immediately put him on the hot seat. Featuring indelible portraits of students and teachers alike, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had reveals just how hard it is to keep today’s technologically savvy – and often alienated -- students engaged, how impressively committed most teachers are, and the outsized role counseling plays in a teacher’s day, given the psychological burdens many students carry. The book also makes vivid how a modern high school works, showing Tony in a myriad of roles – from lecturing on To Kill a Mockingbird to “coaching” the football team to organizing a talent show to leading far-flung field trips to hosting teacher gripe sessions. A surprisingly poignant account, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is sometimes laugh-out-loud funny but is mostly filled with hard-won wisdom and feel-good tears.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

By V. E. Schwab
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 0765387581
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 405
  • Pdf File: the-invisible-life-of-addie-larue.pdf

Book Short Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLER NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER THE WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER Recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, NPR, Slate, and Oprah Magazine #1 Library Reads Pick—October 2020 #1 Indie Next Pick—October 2020 BOOK OF THE YEAR (2020) FINALIST—Book of The Month Club A “Best Of” Book From: Oprah Mag * CNN * Amazon * Amazon Editors * NPR * Goodreads * Bustle * PopSugar * BuzzFeed * Barnes & Noble * Kirkus Reviews * Lambda Literary * Nerdette * The Nerd Daily * Polygon * Library Reads * io9 * Smart Bitches Trashy Books * LiteraryHub * Medium * BookBub * The Mary Sue * Chicago Tribune * NY Daily News * SyFy Wire * Powells.com * Bookish * Book Riot * Library Reads Voter Favorite * In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force. A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget. France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name. Also by V. E. Schwab Shades of Magic A Darker Shade of Magic A Gathering of Shadows A Conjuring of Light Villains Vicious Vengeful At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

See Jane Score

By Rachel Gibson
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062205668
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 953
  • Pdf File: see-jane-score.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is Jane. A little subdued. A little stubborn. A little tired of going out on blind dates with men who drive vans with sofas in the back, Jane Alcott is living the Single Girl existence in the big city. She is also leading a double life. By day, she’s a reporter covering the raucous Seattle Chinooks hockey team—especially their notorious goalie Luc Martineau. By night, she’s a writer, secretly creating the scandalous adventures of “Honey Pie”, the magazine series that has all the men talking. Luc has made his feelings about parasite reporters—and Jane—perfectly clear. But if he thinks he’s going to make her life miserable, he’d better think again. For as long as he can remember, Luc has been single-minded about his career. The last thing he needs is a smart-mouthed, pain-in-the-backside reporter digging into his past and getting in his way. But once the little reporter sheds her black and gray clothes in favor of a sexy red dress, Luc sees that there is more to Jane than originally meets the eye. Maybe it’s time to take a risk. Maybe it’s time to live out fantasies. Maybe it’s time to...See Jane Score.

The Undead Pool

By Kim Harrison
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062300156
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 597
  • Pdf File: the-undead-pool.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Supernatural superhero Rachel Morgan must counter a strange magic that could spell civil war for the Hollows in this sexy and bewitching urban fantasy adventure in acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison's Hollows series. Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has managed to save the demonic ever after from shrinking, but at a high cost. Now, strange magic is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong, and the truce between the races, between Inderlander and human, is shattering. Rachel must stop this dark necromancy before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and all-out supernatural war breaks out. Rachel knows of only weapon to ensure the peace: ancient elven wild magic, which carries its own perils. And no one know better than Rachel that no good deed goes unpunished . . .

Deep Kiss of Winter

By Kresley Cole,Gena Showalter
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1439166854
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 771
  • Pdf File: deep-kiss-of-winter.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Under the cover of wintry dark shadows, passion's magic ignites a fire too hot to touch -- and too wicked to die.... DEEP KISS OF WINTER Two never-before-published paranormal stories to delight the senses and tantalize the imagination! #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR KRESLEY COLE delivers a breathtaking tale of a brutal vampire soldier about to know love for the first time...and a Valkyrie aching to be touched. Murdoch Wroth will stop at nothing to claim Daniela the Ice Maiden -- the delicate Valkyrie who makes his heart beat for the first time in three hundred years. Yet the exquisite Danii is part ice fey, and her freezing skin can't be touched by anyone but her own kind without inflicting pain beyond measure. Soon desperate for closeness, in an agony of frustration, Murdoch and Danii will do anything to have each other. Together, can they find the key that will finally allow them to slake the overwhelming desire burning between them? NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR GENA SHOWALTER puts a daring spin on a tale of huntress and hunted...and concocts a sensual chemistry that is positively explosive. Aleaha Love can be anyone -- literally. With only skin-to-skin contact, she can change her appearance, assume any identity. Her newest identity switch has made her an AIR (alien investigation and removal) agent and sends her on a mission to capture a group of otherworldly warriors. Only she becomes the captured. Breean, a golden-skinned commander known for his iron will who is at once dangerous and soul-shatteringly seductive, threatens her new life. Because for the first time, Aleaha only wants to be herself....

Women and the Abuse of Power

By Helen Gavin
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  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Book Code : 1800433344
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 824
  • Pdf File: women-and-the-abuse-of-power.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With themes ranging from the personal consideration of female bodies, to the supernatural hidden realm, to the public condemnation of women who fall foul of either the law or of a male-dominated world, this collection of interdisciplinary essays provides an in-depth look at the fate of women who abuse or are abused by power.

Encyclopedia of African American Actresses in Film and Television

By Bob McCann
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786458046
  • Total of Pages : 461
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 887
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-african-american-actresses-in-film-and-television.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The first work of its kind, this encyclopedia provides 360 brief biographies of African American film and television actresses from the silent era to 2009. It includes entries on well-known and nearly forgotten actresses, running the gamut from Academy Award and NAACP Image Award winners to B–film and blaxpoitation era stars. Each entry has a complete filmography of the actress’s film, TV, music video or short film credits. The work also features more than 170 photographs, some of them rare images from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Shield of Winter

By Nalini Singh
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101605200
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 109
  • Pdf File: shield-of-winter.pdf

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“The alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) draws us back into her extraordinary Psy-Changeling world, a world torn between violence and peace, passion and ice... Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. His soul drenched in blood, his conscience heavy with the weight of all he’s done, he exists in the shadows, far from the hope his people can almost touch—if only they do not first drown in the murderous insanity of a lethal contagion. To stop the wave of death, Vasic must complete the simplest and most difficult mission of his life. For if the Psy race is to survive, the empaths must wake… Having rebuilt her life after medical “treatment” that violated her mind and sought to suffocate her abilities, Ivy should have run from the black-clad Arrow with eyes of winter frost. But Ivy Jane has never done what she should. Now, she’ll fight for her people, and for this Arrow who stands as her living shield, yet believes he is beyond redemption. But as the world turns to screaming crimson, even Ivy’s fierce will may not be enough to save Vasic from the cold darkness…

Big Book of Best Short Stories - Specials - Russia

By Leonid Andreyev,Daniil Kharms,Alexander Pushkin,Ivan Turgenev,Maxim Gorky,August Nemo
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  • Publisher : Tacet Books
  • Book Code : 396799712X
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 771
  • Pdf File: big-book-of-best-short-stories-specials-russia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book contains 25 short stories from 5 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the critic August Nemo, in a collection that will please the literature lovers.The theme of this edition is: Russia. For more exciting titles, be sure to check out our 7 Best Short Stories and Essential Novelists collections. This book contains: - Leonid Andreyev: - Lazarus - On The Day of Crucifixion - The Crushed Flower - The Serpent's Story - JUdas Iscariot - The Little Angel - A Story Wich Will Never Be Finished - Daniil Kharms: - Symphony no. 2 - On phenomena and existences - No. 1 - The thing - Andrey Semyonovich - An unexpected drinking bout - The destiny of a professor's wife - The memoirs of a wise old man - Alexander Pushkin: - The Queen of Spades - The Shot - The Snowstorm - The Postmaster - The Coffin-maker - Kirdjali - Peter, The Great's Negro - Ivan Turgenev: - A Desperate Character - Knock, Knock, Knock - A Strange Story - The Dog - The District Doctor - The Inn - Mumu - Maxim Gorky: - Her Lover - One Autumn Night - Twenty Six Men and a Girl - The Dead Man - Waiting for the Ferry - The Billionaire - The Birth of a Man

Shards of Hope

By Nalini Singh
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101605219
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 360
  • Pdf File: shards-of-hope.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The “smoldering heat, epic romance, and awesome action”* of Nalini Singh’s New York Times bestselling series continues as two Arrows find themselves caught in a chilling conspiracy that spans all three races… Awakening wounded in a darkened cell, their psychic abilities blocked, Aden and Zaira know they must escape. But when the lethal soldiers break free from their mysterious prison, they find themselves in a harsh, inhospitable landscape far from civilization. Their only hope for survival is to make it to the hidden home of a predatory changeling pack that doesn’t welcome outsiders. And they must survive. A shadowy enemy has put a target on the back of the Arrow squad, an enemy that cannot be permitted to succeed in its deadly campaign. Aden will cross any line to keep his people safe for this new future, where even an assassin might have hope of a life beyond blood and death and pain. Zaira has no such hope. She knows she’s too damaged to return from the abyss. Her driving goal is to protect Aden, protect the only person who has ever come back for her no matter what. This time, even Aden’s passionate determination may not be enough—because the emotionless chill of Silence existed for a reason. For the violent, and the insane, and the irreparably broken…like Zaira. *Jaci Burton, New York Times bestselling author

Shadows of the Canyon (Desert Roses Book #1)

By Tracie Peterson
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 144120329X
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 968
  • Pdf File: shadows-of-the-canyon.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Book 1 of the Desert Roses series. Working as a Harvey Girl at the luxury resort of El Tovar, located on the south rim of the Grand Canyon, Alexandra Keegan feels she is in a dream come true. But when her father's indiscretions come to light and her mother is suspected of murder, Alex finds herself the center of some unwelcome attention. Will she soon find herself alone in the world?