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Aloha from Hell

By Richard Kadrey
  • ISBN Code: : 0062101188
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
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Supernatural fantasy’s greatest anti-hero goes back to hell! In Aloha from Hell, the ruthless avenger, a.k.a. Stark, finds himself trapped in the middle of a war between Heaven and Hell. Perfect for fans of Jim Butcher, Warren Ellis, Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, and Simon R. Green. Once again all is not right in L.A. Lucifer is back in Heaven, God is on vacation, and an insane killer mounts a war against both Heaven and Hell. Stark’s got to head back down to his old stomping grounds in Hell to rescue his long lost love, stop an insane serial killer, prevent both Good and Evil from completely destroying each other, and stop the demonic Kissi from ruining the party for everyone. Even for Sandman Slim, that’s a tall order. And it’s only the beginning.

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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  • Total of Pages : 224
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  • Pdf File: hola-papi.pdf

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From popular LGBTQ advice columnist and writer John Paul Brammer comes a hilarious, heartwarming memoir-in-essays chronicling his journey growing up as a queer, mixed-race kid in America’s heartland to becoming the “Chicano Carrie Bradshaw” of his generation. “A wise and charming book. [Brammer] is such a good writer, and so well rounded.”—David Sedaris “[Brammer] is both kind and piercingly funny, often in the same sentence….Personal and affecting….¡Hola Papi! is a master class of tone and tenderness, as Brammer balances self-compassion with humor.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW (EDITORS’ CHOICE) “[¡Hola Papi! should be] required reading...[Brammer’s] writing is incredibly funny, kind, and gracious to his readers, and deeply vulnerable in a way that makes it feel as if he’s talking to only you.” —LOS ANGELES TIMES The first time someone called John Paul (JP) Brammer “Papi” was on the popular gay hookup app Grindr. At first, it was flattering; JP took this as white-guy speak for “hey, handsome.” Who doesn’t want to be called handsome? But then it happened again and again…and again, leaving JP wondering: Who the hell is Papi? What started as a racialized moniker given to him on a hookup app soon became the inspiration for his now wildly popular advice column “¡Hola Papi!,” launching his career as the Cheryl Strayed for young queer people everywhere—and some straight people too. JP had his doubts at first—what advice could he really offer while he himself stumbled through his early 20s? Sometimes the best advice to dole outcomes from looking within, which is what JP has done in his column and book—and readers have flocked to him for honest, heartfelt wisdom, and of course, a few laughs. In ¡Hola Papi!, JP shares his story of growing up biracial and in the closet in America’s heartland, while attempting to answer some of life’s toughest questions: How do I let go of the past? How do I become the person I want to be? Is there such a thing as being too gay? Should I hook up with my grade school bully now that he’s out of the closet? Questions we’ve all asked ourselves, surely. ¡Hola Papi! is “a warm, witty compendium of hard-won life lessons,” (Harper’s Bazaar) for anyone—gay, straight, and everything in between—who has ever taken stock of their unique place in the world. “Readers are likely to become addicted to these stories; they’re that good…Brammer comes to know himself very well, and readers will be delighted to make his acquaintance, too,” (Booklist, starred review).

Agents Of Light And Darkness

By Simon R. Green
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101208155
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 469
  • Pdf File: agents-of-light-and-darkness.pdf

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“Simon Green’s Nightside is a macabre and thoroughly entertaining world.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher John Taylor works in the Nightside—the gaudy, neon noir, secret heart of London, where it’s always three in the morning, where gods and monsters make deals and seek pleasures they won’t find anywhere else. He has a gift for finding things. And sometimes what he's hired to locate can be very, very dangerous indeed. Right now, for example, he's searching for The Unholy Grail, the cup that Judas drank from at the Last Supper. It corrupts all who touch it—but it also gives enormous power. So he's not the only one hunting. Angels, devils, sinners and saints—they’re all out there, tearing apart The Nightside, seeking the dark goblet. And it’s only a matter of time until they realize that the famous John Taylor, the man with the gift for finding things, can lead them straight to it…

The Everything Box

By Richard Kadrey
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062389564
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 192
  • Pdf File: the-everything-box.pdf

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Reminiscent of the edgy, offbeat humor of Chris Moore and Matt Ruff, the first entry in a whimsical, fast-paced supernatural series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim novels—a dark and humorous story involving a doomsday gizmo, a horde of baddies determined to possess its power, and a clever thief who must steal it back . . . again and again. 22000 B.C. A beautiful, ambitious angel stands on a mountaintop, surveying the world and its little inhabitants below. He smiles because soon, the last of humanity who survived the great flood will meet its end, too. And he should know. He’s going to play a big part in it. Our angel usually doesn’t get to do field work, and if he does well, he’s certain he’ll get a big promotion. And now it’s time . . . . The angel reaches into his pocket for the instrument of humanity’s doom. Must be in the other pocket. Then he frantically begins to pat himself down. Dejected, he realizes he has lost the object. Looking over the Earth at all that could have been, the majestic angel utters a single word. “Crap.” 2015. A thief named Coop—a specialist in purloining magic objects—steals and delivers a small box to the mysterious client who engaged his services. Coop doesn’t know that his latest job could be the end of him—and the rest of the world. Suddenly he finds himself in the company of The Department of Peculiar Science, a fearsome enforcement agency that polices the odd and strange. The box isn’t just a supernatural heirloom with quaint powers, they tell him. It’s a doomsday device. They think . . . And suddenly, everyone is out to get it.

Hell-Bent

By Jason Ryan
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1493016296
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 379
  • Pdf File: hell-bent.pdf

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World-class beaches, fragrant frangipani, swaying palms, and hula girls. Most folks think of Hawaii as a vacation destination. Mob-style executions, drug smuggling, and vicious gang warfare are seldom part of the postcard image. Yet, Hawaii was once home to not only Aloha spirit, but also a ruthless, homegrown mafia underworld. From 1960 to 1980, Hawaiian gangsters grew rich off a robust trade in drugs, gambling, and prostitution that followed in the wake of Hawaii’s tourist boom. Thus, by 1980—the year Charles Marsland was elected Honolulu's top prosecutor—the honeymoon island paradise was also plagued by violence, corruption and organized crime. The zeal that Marsland brought to his crusade against the Hawaiian underworld was relentless, self-destructive, and very personal. Five years earlier, Marsland’s son had been gunned down. His efforts to bring his son’s killers to justice—and indeed, eradicate the entire organized criminal element in Hawaii—make for an extraordinary tale that culminates with intense courtroom drama. Hawaii Five-O meets Wiseguy in author Jason Ryan’s vigorously reported chronicle of brazen gangsters, brutal murders, and a father’s quest for vengeance—all set against an unlikely backdrop of seductive tropical beauty.

Black Hills

By Nora Roberts
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101082208
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 159
  • Pdf File: black-hills.pdf

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In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Nora Roberts takes readers deep into the rugged hills of South Dakota, where the shadows keep secrets, hunters stalk the land, and a friendship matures into something more.... Cooper Sullivan spent the summers of his youth on his grandparents’ South Dakota ranch, sharing innocent games and stolen kisses with the neighbor girl, Lil Chance. Now, twelve years after they last walked together hand in hand, fate has brought them back to the Black Hills. Though the memory of Coop’s touch still haunts her, Lil has let nothing stop her dream of opening the Chance Wildlife Refuge, but something—or someone—has been keeping a close watch. When small pranks and acts of destruction escalate into a heartless attack on Lil’s beloved cougar, memories of an unsolved murder have Coop springing to action to keep Lil safe. Both of them know the natural dangers that lurk in the wild landscape of the Black Hills. But a killer of twisted and unnatural instincts has singled them out as prey....

Waterman

By David Davis
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 0803285140
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 534
  • Pdf File: waterman.pdf

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Waterman is the first comprehensive biography of Duke Kahanamoku (1890–1968): swimmer, surfer, Olympic gold medalist, Hawaiian icon, waterman. Long before Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz made their splashes in the pool, Kahanamoku emerged from the backwaters of Waikiki to become America’s first superstar Olympic swimmer. The original “human fish” set dozens of world records and topped the world rankings for more than a decade; his rivalry with Johnny Weissmuller transformed competitive swimming from an insignificant sideshow into a headliner event. Kahanamoku used his Olympic renown to introduce the sport of “surf-riding,” an activity unknown beyond the Hawaiian Islands, to the world. Standing proudly on his traditional wooden longboard, he spread surfing from Australia to the Hollywood crowd in California to New Jersey. No American athlete has influenced two sports as profoundly as Kahanamoku did, and yet he remains an enigmatic and underappreciated figure: a dark-skinned Pacific Islander who encountered and overcame racism and ignorance long before the likes of Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, and Jackie Robinson. Kahanamoku’s connection to his homeland was equally important. He was born when Hawaii was an independent kingdom; he served as the sheriff of Honolulu during Pearl Harbor and World War II and as a globetrotting “Ambassador of Aloha” afterward; he died not long after Hawaii attained statehood. As one sportswriter put it, Duke was “Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey combined down here.” In Waterman, award-winning journalist David Davis examines the remarkable life of Duke Kahanamoku, in and out of the water.

The Grand Dark

By Richard Kadrey
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062672533
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 619
  • Pdf File: the-grand-dark.pdf

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“A stand-alone heavy hitter that’s more in line with recent deviants like Chuck Wendig’s upcoming Wanderers (2019) and Daniel H. Wilson’s The Clockwork Dynasty (2017). Tonally, this lush novel is closer to Scott Lynch’s pirate fantasy The Lies of Locke Lamora (2006), but technologically it resembles the near-future dystopias of Cory Doctorow or China Miéville […] Wildly ambitious and inventive fantasy from an author who’s punching above his weight in terms of worldbuilding—and winning.” -- Kirkus (starred review) From the bestselling author of the Sandman Slim series, a lush, dark, stand-alone fantasy built off the insurgent tradition of China Mieville and M. John Harrison—a subversive tale that immerses us in a world where the extremes of bleakness and beauty exist together in dangerous harmony in a city on the edge of civility and chaos. The Great War is over. The city of Lower Proszawa celebrates the peace with a decadence and carefree spirit as intense as the war’s horrifying despair. But this newfound hedonism—drugs and sex and endless parties—distracts from strange realities of everyday life: Intelligent automata taking jobs. Genetically engineered creatures that serve as pets and beasts of war. A theater where gruesome murders happen twice a day. And a new plague that even the ceaseless euphoria can’t mask. Unlike others who live strictly for fun, Largo is an addict with ambitions. A bike messenger who grew up in the slums, he knows the city’s streets and its secrets intimately. His life seems set. He has a beautiful girlfriend, drugs, a chance at a promotion—and maybe, an opportunity for complete transformation: a contact among the elite who will set him on the course to lift himself up out of the streets. But dreams can be a dangerous thing in a city whose mood is turning dark and inward. Others have a vision of life very different from Largo’s, and they will use any methods to secure control. And in behind it all, beyond the frivolity and chaos, the threat of new war always looms.

What Happens in Vegas...After Dark

By Jodi Lynn Copeland,Anya Bast,Lauren Dane,Kit Tunstall
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1459242769
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 931
  • Pdf File: what-happens-in-vegas-after-dark.pdf

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Las Vegas…it's the town that lives up to the promise of its nickname, Sin City. A gamblers' paradise for innocent tourists, it conceals a darker, sexual world where the ethereal and wraithlike meet to play a different game… If there's one thing succubus Deitre understands it's revenge. That, and enticing men into arousing, exciting and, okay, perilous sex (for him). Beautiful on the outside, demon on the inside, she's going to get back at the naughty firefighter in Darkness…unless he plays his cards right… Bounty hunter Nell is a hell of a tracker. Now she's in Vegas on the tail of the witch who dared to steal from her clan. She's going to get to the unsavory harlot through the woman's ex-fiancé, and nothing about their charged encounters will be shallow, quick or friendly. When the half-blood fae male comes to club Darkness, Elena can't resist acting on the mind-blowing heat coursing between them. She might be betrothed to another, but fae culture says sex with other men until marriage is most definitely foretold. Tattoo artist Devi is the latent vampire the warlocks need to heal all wounds. But taking her power is a sexually exhausting and dangerous task requiring dark deception…and gambling on her life.

The Best Horror of the Year

By Ellen Datlow
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  • Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : 1597804169
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 314
  • Pdf File: the-best-horror-of-the-year.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The first three volumes of The Best Horror of the Year have been widely praised for their quality, variety, and comprehensiveness. With tales from Laird Barron, Stephen King, John Langan, Peter Straub, and many others, and featuring Datlow’s comprehensive overview of the year in horror, now, more than ever, The Best Horror of the Year provides the petrifying horror fiction readers have come to expect—and enjoy.

Journey to the Centre Of The Cramps

By Dick Porter
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  • Publisher : Omnibus Press
  • Book Code : 1783233885
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 771
  • Pdf File: journey-to-the-centre-of-the-cramps.pdf

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Based upon work and materials compiled for the acclaimed and now much sought after 2007 Cramps biography A Short History of Rock'n'Roll Psychosis, Journey To The Centre Of The Cramps goes far beyond being a revised and updated edition: Completely overhauled, rewritten and vastly expanded, it now represents the definitive work on the group. In addition to unseen interview material from Ivy, Lux and other former band members, Journey To The Centre Of The Cramps also sees the Cramps' story through to its conclusion, recounting Lux's unexpected death in 2009, the subsequent dissolution of the group and their enduring legacy. The Cramps' history, influences and the cast of characters in and around the group are likewise explored in far greater depth. Features unseen first-hand interview material from Lux Interior and Poison Ivy. A wealth of new interview material with former band members and other key players in the band's history and never before seen/rare photographs and ephemera to help illustrate the book.

Lead Me Not

By James B. Johnson
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1479409588
  • Total of Pages : 308
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 992
  • Pdf File: lead-me-not.pdf

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The year is 1978. Rudyard "Rudd" Kipling Six is a pilot and Vietnam war hero. Aloha Blaze is what her friends call "Your basic karate expert, sky-diving entrepreneur pilot, drop-dead gorgeous, four-point-zero student." Together, they begin a stormy, steamy love affair that flares red-hot and grows even hotter. But time and circumstance intervene. Aloha flirts with a star quarterback and a mysterious Marine named Buddy, while Rudd encounters the lovely French tennis champion Colette and an English professor named Amanda. Aloha can fly circles around any man, whether in an airplane or otherwise. But there's trouble in the Florida skies...and on the ground. A grand romance of two strong-minded individuals finding themselves--and each other!

The Exile of Gigi Lane

By Adrienne Maria Vrettos
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 9781439160688
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 397
  • Pdf File: the-exile-of-gigi-lane.pdf

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As incoming Head Hottie of the exclusive clique called Hot Spot, Gigi Lane knows it is her right to see that the ducklings at Swan’s Lake Country Day school fall into line. But when one classmate exposes her as a “mean girl,” Gigi slowly and wretchedly falls to the bottom of the high school social ravine. Gigi’s first-person account of her plummet from popularity is insightful yet naïve, set in a humorous, satiric world.

Finding Aloha

By Jennifer Walker
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Totally Entwined Group (USA+CAD)
  • Book Code : 1839437022
  • Total of Pages : 289
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 715
  • Pdf File: finding-aloha.pdf

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FROM EXCITING AUTHOR OF YOUNG ADULT FICTION JENNIFER WALKER Jess moves to Maui anticipating a world of beaches, boys and bikinis. Romance with a passionate local and the discovery that her presence puts his family at risk? Not in the tourist brochure. Her mother is having a baby with a man who is not her father, and her best friend has been secretly dating her boyfriend. Seventeen-year-old Jess Kennedy desperately needs a new life. When her father accepts a job offer in Maui, Jess feels like this could be the fresh start she craves. The island's beauty and charm provide a stark contrast to her home back in Canada. But the elite social hierarchy of Maui Gardens Charter School proves to be a thorny world to navigate. Then in swoops Kai Kamealoha, a surf-loving Maui local with a fierce loyalty to his family and a passion for preserving his home's natural beauty. Kai shows Jess that Maui is much more than the sun, surf and sand of tourism brochures, and he introduces her to an authentic look at Hawaiian life. Jess can't help but fall in love with Maui—and maybe with Kai Kamealoha as well. So, when she discovers that a real estate developer is forcing Kai's family to sell their ancestral farm, she's determined to help him find a way to save it. But digging deeper exposes a duplicity within her own family. Her presence there may be putting Kai's family in jeopardy. Leaving the island for good may be her only option.

Unnamed Roads

By Alissa Grosso
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  • Publisher : Alissa Grosso
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 760
  • Pdf File: unnamed-roads.pdf

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One unnamed girl. One cool guy. One sweepstakes-obsessed grandmother. 2400 miles. When Petra Armstrong discovers a glaring error on her birth certificate, she decides it's time to go to Omaha, Nebraska to locate the mother she's never met, but Petra and her grandmother lack cars and the licenses needed to drive them. Enter Neil Finch, the cool guy from Petra's class who responds to her job request. This unlikely trio sets off on a whirlwind road trip adventure. But learning the truth about her mother and her own origins, is only the beginning of Petra's problems. She's made a grand-prize-jackpot-sized mistake. Will she be able to fix things and get home in time, before history repeats itself? Quirky characters and a heartwarming story make this contemporary YA novel from Alissa Grosso a treat to read. Travel across the country with Petra, Neil and Grandma Honey today in Unnamed Roads.

Hell's Islands

By Stanley Coleman Jersey
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  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Book Code : 1603444556
  • Total of Pages : 537
  • Category : HISTORY
  • Members : 581
  • Pdf File: hell-s-islands.pdf

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Jersey's countless hours spent combing Australian, Japanese, and U.S. documents and interviewing more than 200 veterans on both sides of the Guadalcanal campaign have resulted in an unprecedented work of impressive scope. Chock-full of gripping battlefield accounts and harrowing first-person narratives, this book draws together for the first time perspectives from both sides of this bloody contest.