The Return

A Novel

Author: Michael Gruber

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466805021

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3094

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Air and Shadows, the story of one man's fearless quest for revenge among some of the world's most dangerous criminals Lauded as his #1 favorite book of the year, Stephen King advised President Obama, in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, to pick up Michael Gruber's previous book, The Good Son. With an unforgettable hero, The Return is as exciting and provocative as Gruber's best work. The real Richard Marder would shock his acquaintances, if they ever met him. Even his wife, long dead, didn't know the real man behind the calm, cultured mask he presents to the world. Only an old army buddy from Vietnam, Patrick Skelly, knows what Marder is capable of. Then a shattering piece of news awakens Marder's buried desire for vengeance, and with nothing left to lose, he sets off to punish the people whose actions, years earlier, changed his life. Uninvited, Skelly shows up and together the two of them raise the stakes far beyond anything Marder could have envisioned. As Marder and Skelly head toward an apocalypse of their own making, Marder learns that good motives and sense of justice can't always protect the people a man loves. A range of fearsomely real characters, from a brutally violent crime lord to a daringly courageous young woman, a roller-coaster of twists and turns, and a shattering exploration of what constitutes morality in the face of evil, Michael Gruber has once more proven that he is "a gifted and natural storyteller" (Chicago Tribune) and shows why he has been called "the Stephen King of crime writing" (The Denver Post).

Somewhere to Belong

Author: Maya William

Publisher: Covey Publishing, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7670

When one fateful accident ruins Samantha's dreams of dancing in Barcelona, she finds herself kicked out of the only home she's known for the last twelve years and sent back to live with her family. But her return comes with a devastating shock when she's faced with hatred from her siblings and the discovery they've kept more than one secret from her. Now, surrounded by a house of strangers, Samantha must learn to stand up for herself or risk being shipped off to another boarding school even farther away. With her dreams of a career in ballet on the line, Samantha is forced to fight the odds and dig out a place for herself among her new housemates and the secret world they live in.

Hidden Embers

Author: Amanda Perry

Publisher: Covey Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1948185237

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9233

Found

Author: B L Brunnemer

Publisher: B.L. Brunnemer

ISBN: 9780998490045

Category:

Page: 320

View: 4397

Forget everything you know about the world. Vampires exist, werewolves exist, monsters hide in the shadows, and it's my job to make sure they obey our laws. My name is Evelyn, and I'm a gargoyle. The last one or so I thought. A team of gargoyles have found me. And for the first time in over a century, I'm not the only one of my kind around. Which is a good thing since demons are slipping into this world fully formed. The bodies are piling up. Something is going on in my city, and it looks like I'm going to need the backup. * While this is a Veil Diaries world book, this is not a Young Adult book. Graphic content.

Liam

Mammoth Forest Wolves - Book One

Author: Kimber White

Publisher: Nokay Press, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4223

The Enlightenment Qur'an

The Politics of Translation and the Construction of Islam

Author: Ziad Elmarsafy

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780744854

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 5722

Iconoclastic and fiercely rational, the European Enlightenment witnessed the birth of modern Western society and thought. Reason was sacrosanct and for the first time, religious belief and institutions were open to widespread criticism. In this groundbreaking book, Ziad Elmarsafy challenges this accepted wisdom to argue that religion was still hugely influential in the era. But the religion in question wasn’t Christianity – it was Islam. Charting the history of Qur’anic translations in Europe during the 18th and early 19th Centuries, Elmarsafy shows that a number of key enlightenment figures – including Voltaire, Rousseau, Goethe, and Napoleon – drew both inspiration and ideas from the Qur’an. Controversially placing Islam at the heart of the European Enlightenment, this lucid and well argued work is a valuable window into the interaction of East and West during this pivotal epoch in human history. Ziad Elmarsafy is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York, UK.

The Night Dad Went to Jail

What to Expect When Someone You Love Goes to Jail

Author: Melissa Higgins

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1479521426

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 6172

"When someone you love goes to jail, you might feel lost, scared, and even mad. What do you do? No matter who your loved one is, this story can help you through the tough times."--from cover, p. [4]

Dianthe Rising

Author: J. B. Miller

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499714029

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4797

Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. Menage - MMF with MM interaction. In book one of the Dia Mclearey Series: Twenty years ago a young woman was seduced by the Celtic god, Belenus. She gave birth to a daughter destined to give her mates the power to rule the worlds. However, a mother's love knows no bounds. She would deny the very gods to ensure her daughter safety. However, destiny proves it cannot be held back. Now living in London, Dianthe is oblivious to her gifts. Until a girls' night out almost cost her everything when she meets a hungry vamp. That night, the world she knew turns upside down and she is thrown into the paranormal world. What does a supposedly human, a wolf king, and an ancient Fae have in common? A woman they each want as their own. Join in as Daniel, Kale, and Robin set out to prove that Dianthe was meant for them. When the passion flares, can her mates overcome their jealousy before they have to go back to where it all began? Will they survive the battle at the stone of Dianthe's Rising?

Lily

Author: R. M.. Walker

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974224692

Category:

Page: 200

View: 8563

When Lily and her mother move to a small Cornish village she never expected it to be any different from their previous moves. Truths she'd lived her whole life believing will be shattered. Myths will become reality and lies will be exposed. Lily is not alone though. Nate, Matt and identical twins, Josh and Jake aren't quite what they seem and will change Lily's entire life. Whether she wants them to or not.

The Reason Series - The Complete Collection

Author: Zoey Derrick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991525386

Category:

Page: 688

View: 1498

The REASON Series The Complete Collection All four books in Zoey Derrick's Best-Selling Paranormal Romance Give Me Reason Give Me Hope Give Me Desire Give Me Love Vivienne Callahan has known only hardship. As if growing up with an alcoholic, drug addicted mother wasn't traumatic enough, she's escaped from her physically and verbally abusive boyfriend only to struggle every day to make ends meet as a waitress in a Minneapolis diner. Along comes Mikah Blake....

Mind Sweeper

Author: A. E. Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941871003

Category: Cleveland (Ohio)

Page: 368

View: 1110

2013 RWA Golden Heart(r) Winner, Mind Sweeper An angel, a demon and a vampire walk into a bar. Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but it's just another day in the life of Kyle McKinley. Kyle was born with the ability to erase memories, and the inability to keep her opinions to herself. She and her teammates - a vampire who looks like a sexy pirate with fangs, and a Shamat demon with a penchant for Italian pastries - provide supernatural damage control when humans see too much. Today's problem? A sword-wielding angel and a demon had a supernatural smackdown during happy hour in a Cleveland bar, leaving behind a headless vampire and a dozen human witnesses. This latest supernatural slip-up is attracting all kinds of attention. So much attention that the police step in, and Kyle has to deal with Joe Dalton, a know-it-all human with the sexiest turquoise eyes she has ever seen. Kyle has no room in her life for yet another human who will treat her like a freak. However, Dalton definitely makes her naughty parts sit up and take notice, and it's more than mutual. But before they can act on their attraction, they must join forces to solve a dangerous puzzle. And when they uncover the truth, the apocalyptic ripple effect forces Kyle to make a choice. Learn to trust again, or risk losing everyone she cares about, including Dalton. Mind Sweeper is Book One in the Mind Sweeper Series. Book Two - The Fledgling, A Mind Sweeper Novella (coming October 2014) Book Three - Shifter Wars, (coming Fall 201

Queen Heir

Author: Leia Stone,Jaymin Eve

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982068717

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5040

Arianna is a queen heir, at 20 years old she's now eligible for the crown of wolf shifters. Heirs are trained and groomed so that they're ready, should the queen perish. The Red Queen has stood for a century and her power beyond reckoning, until she is murdered. Four heirs will now fight for the crown. Let the summit begin.

Trickery

Author: Jaymin Eve,Jane Washington

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544094014

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 374

View: 4217

Willa Knight: Dweller. Slave. Non-magical being. In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods. At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won't ever be forced to present herself to them... Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world-a position that she definitely did not earn. Under the sudden, watchful eye of the gods, she will be tasked to serve the Abcurse brothers, five sols built of arrogance, perfection and power. They are almost gods themselves, and under their service she is either going to end up sentenced to death, or else they are going to ruin her so badly that she will wish for it. Either way, she is in trouble. This is a full novel, 90,000 words. Book 1 of 5 in the Curse of the Gods Series

The Engineer

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 907