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Killing Pretty

By Richard Kadrey
  • ISBN Code: : 0062373242
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
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Sandman Slim investigates Death’s death in this hip, propulsive urban fantasy through a phantasmagoric LA rife with murder, mayhem, and magic. James Stark has met his share of demons and angels, on earth and beyond. Now, he’s come face to face with the one entity few care to meet: Death. Someone has tried to kill Death—ripping the heart right out of him—or rather the body he’s inhabiting. Death needs Sandman Slim’s help: he believes anyone who can beat Lucifer and the old gods at their own game is the only one who can solve his murder. Stark follows a sordid trail deep into LA’s subterranean world, from vampire-infested nightclubs to talent agencies specializing in mad ghosts, from Weimar Republic mystical societies to sleazy supernatural underground fight and sex clubs. Along the way he meets a mysterious girl—distinguished by a pair of graveyard eyes—as badass as Slim: she happens to be the only person who ever outwitted Death. But escaping her demise has had dire consequences for the rest of the world . . . and a few others. For years, Slim has been fighting cosmic forces bent on destroying Heaven, Hell, and Earth. This time, the battle is right here on the gritty streets of the City of Angels, where a very clever, very ballsy killer lies in wait.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101579919
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 747
  • Pdf File: alien-diplomacy.pdf

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Sci-fi action meets steamy paranormal romance in Gini Koch’s Alien novels, as Katherine “Kitty” Katt faces off against aliens, conspiracies, and deadly secrets. • “Futuristic high-jinks and gripping adventure.” —RT Reviews Being newlyweds and new parents is challenging enough. But nothing's ever easy for Jeff and Kitty-Katt Martini, particularly not when they have to switch from being super-being exterminators and Commanders in Centaurion Division to mastering the political landscape as the new heads of American Centaurion's Diplomatic Corps. Kitty's brand of diplomacy and lobbying isn't quite as smooth as Jeff's—but when a shadowy assassination plot and a new set of anti-alien conspirators are identified, Kitty's the diplomat for the job—in between "Mommy and Me," "Diplomacy for Beginners," and the dreaded "Washington Wife" classes. Armed with only their wits, and dressed to kill, it's up to Kitty and the Diplomatic Corps to stop the bad guys from unleashing mayhem on all the world's leaders. But will Kitty trust the right people, at the right times, or will going her own way prove deadly—not just to her, but to her daughter, Jamie? Alien Diplomacy is the fifth installment of the thrilling Alien novels.

When a Lady Deceives

By Tara Kingston
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Entangled: Select Historical
  • Book Code : 1633757420
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 236
  • Pdf File: when-a-lady-deceives.pdf

Book Short Summary:

London, 1890. Reporter Jennie Quinn is determined to find justice for a murdered informant. Deception is her weapon of choice, but being undercover cannot protect her from a powerful criminal’s seductive game of cat and mouse. She aches to trust Matthew Colton, the enigmatic former lawman with passionate kisses too tempting to resist. Colton is as dangerous as he is clever, though, and Jennie will not abandon her quest for the truth. Seeking vengeance against those who destroyed his career with Scotland Yard, Colton has worked hard to infiltrate the criminal world he’s vowed to bring down. Jennie fascinates him... enough that he feels the barriers around his heart breaking down. But their secrets may destroy everything. Each book in the Her Majesty’s Most Secret Service series is STANDALONE: * When a Lady Deceives * When a Lady Dares * When a Lady Desires a Wicked Lord * When a Lady Kisses a Scot


By Jim Driscoll
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781462838202
  • Total of Pages : 459
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Members : 309
  • Pdf File: reflections-of-a-b-movie-junkie.pdf

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"Reflections Of A 'B' Movie Junkie" is a tribute to the old "B" Movies of the Saturday Matinees of yesteryear. Actually, it is more of a homage to them, or at least (6) genres of those film types, that were so prevalent back in primarily the '40's and '50's. Their research and discussion, however, in some instances, dates all the way back to the beginning of the "talkies" of motion picture content, and can extend in the other direction, into the early '70s. These (6) genres include the popular "B"-Western, The Comedy Teams, The Jungle Adventures, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror and the Serial, or Chapter Plays, so popular with the week-end Matinee crowds back then. These film-types filled up our Saturday afternoons (and evenings) with exciting adventure, curious wonder, spine-tingling horror, and non-stop action. Often filmed on a shoe-string budget, and in a limited time-frame, many of these "classics" came to be looked upon by many fans as being so truly bad, that they were good, (in a bad sort of way) ! They are thus categorized, reviewed and discussed, for the most part, in a lovingly personal style, especially when compared to the film types we are subjected to in today's market. They had their place in film history, and that time is long since gone. But, for some of us, they have never been equaled, which, for others, may indeed be a good thing.


By Samuel Hopkins Adams
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 484
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 719
  • Pdf File: success.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Success" by Samuel Hopkins Adams. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

City Problems

By Steve Goble
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  • Publisher : Oceanview Publishing
  • Book Code : 1608094448
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 944
  • Pdf File: city-problems.pdf

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A moment of violence—a snap judgement—a life changed to the core Ed Runyon bolted from the NYPD after a runaway teen case fell through the cracks and turned into a nightmarish murder. Now, he's learned to bury the rage that consumed him, cope with depression, and enjoy life as a Mifflin County sheriff's detective in rural Ohio. Ed is trying to relax on his day off when Columbus PD Detective Shelly Beckworth comes to Mifflin County in search of a girl who vanished after a pop-up party. The clues are scarce—a few license plates, a phone shattered on the roadside—but the trail leads to Ed's neck of the woods. He tries to shove everything else aside to keep this case from ending in another tragedy, but a cop can't pick and choose which calls to duty he'll answer. Frustrated, Ed watches a happy ending slip beyond sight—this one he cannot run away from. Charging forward, Ed breaks rules and takes risks leading to a bloody confrontation where everything he believes as a cop and every ghost in his head clash—a moment of avenging violence that will ultimately change his life to the core. Perfect for fans of Robert Crais and John Sanford

The First Five Books (Wings of Fire)

By Tui T. Sutherland
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 133876831X
  • Total of Pages : 1680
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 712
  • Pdf File: the-first-five-books.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The first story arc in the #1 New York Times bestselling epic series is now available as an ebook collection! A war has been raging between the dragon tribes of Pyrrhia for years. According to a prophecy, five dragonets will end the bloodshed and choose a new queen. But not every dragonet wants a destiny. And when Clay, Tsunami, Glory, Starflight, and Sunny discover the truth about their unusual, secret upbringing, they might choose freedom over fate -- and find a way to save their world in their own way. Includes: Wings of Fire #1: The Dragonet Prophecy Wings of Fire #2: The Lost Heir Wings of Fire #3: The Hidden Kingdom Wings of Fire #4: The Dark Secret Wings of Fire #5: The Brightest Night

A Dream to Call My Own (Brides of Gallatin County Book #3)

By Tracie Peterson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bethany House
  • Book Code : 9781441204226
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 342
  • Pdf File: a-dream-to-call-my-own.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Lacy Gallatin, the youngest of the Gallatin sisters, is a woman with a mission: to find her father's killer. Haunted by the belief that she's failed him, Lacy is also battling a desire to have something more than just revenge, something she can't quite figure out. Enter Dave Shepard, deputy sheriff for the area. Dave has been fervently trying to find the man who killed George Gallatin, but he always feels inadequate when it comes to the beautiful Lacy. When they are together, the tension crackles between them--both when they argue and when they kiss. Lacy finds him frustratingly irresistible...but is it truly love?

Martial Divine Emperor

By Yong ShengZhiLian
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1647592356
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 826
  • Pdf File: martial-divine-emperor.pdf

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In the vast mystical world, there were thousands of different races that stood side by side. The sky was boundless, and there were thousands of different spiritual worlds. There were many heroes in the world as experts continued to imitate legends and pursue the world of pride. The good-for-nothing youth rode the eternal phoenix and entered the martial world. He shook the spirit world, laughing arrogantly the entire way. His might shook the entire world as he weaved many shocking legends.