Andoshen Pa

Andoshen  Pa
Author: Darryl Ponicsan
Publsiher: Speaking Volumes
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1645400794
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Andoshen Pa Book Excerpt:

Author of THE LAST DETAIL and CINDERELLA LIBERTY Darryl Ponicsan's fictitious Andoshen, Pa., is 14 real miles from John O'Hara's fictitious Gibbsville, Pennsylvania. In this novel, Ponicsan writes about his pocket of Lantenengo County as he remembers it from his boyhood. He asks his mother to fill in the gaps in his memory and to comment on how things have changed over the years. She volunteers much more information and her letters are reproduced throughout the book. They provide still another focus of the novel itself. Ponicsan chronicles with precise economy the converging lives of the weird but lovable residents of Andoshen: the odd relationship between Shakey the Cop and Thunder Przwalski, town ne'er-do-well; the trouble between Ella Bistricky of Ella’s Lunch and her brother-in-law, R.K., who took five years to get over Rita Hayworth; the love affair between Estelle Wowak. a wrapper-leaf stripper at the cigar factory, and the Reader; the exploits of Duncan, who once gave Willie Mosconi a good game; of Kayo Mackey, who was the only boy ever to hurt Gene Tunney; of Eggshell Oechsle, a primitive existentialist; of Stump Bonomo, Champion of the Tri-County Finger League; of Doc Rice, reluctant dentist; of Jake the Fake, Gyp the Blood, Lemonears Behind the Brewery, and the rest of the boys at Brolly's Bar and the Majestic Pocket Billiards. Andoshen, Pa. is the touching story of a tough, often violent, coal town entirely undermined and sinking more rapidly than the jewel of the Adriatic. The poverty of Andoshen is as rich as that of Tortilla Flat or Cannery Row. It is a new and unique addition to the literary map of the world. DARRYL PONICSAN brings to this novel the same curious, compassionate irony that made his other books, The Last Detail and Goldengrove, so highly acclaimed.

Cocky Bastard

Cocky Bastard
Author: Penelope Ward,Vi Keeland
Publsiher: Hugo Roman
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN: 9782755629668
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cocky Bastard Book Excerpt:

Aubrey et Chance n'ont rien en commun. Sauf peut-être leur destination : la Californie. Ils se rencontrent dans une station-service au coeur des Etats-Unis, et le destin va faire en sorte qu'ils vont faire route ensemble. C'est le début d'un voyage riche en mésaventures plus étranges et amusantes les unes que les autres. Qui aurait cru qu'une figurine du président Obama et une chèvre joueraient un rôle si important dans leur vie ? Aubrey est sérieuse, un brin coincée. Chance est mannequin et ancien footballeur australien. Il déborde de charme, mais il y a peut-être plus derrière son masque prétentieux et provocateur. Ils ont peu de points communs mais ne dit-on pas que les contraires s'attirent ?

Scorpion Trap

Scorpion Trap
Author: Pippa DaCosta
Publsiher: Crazy Ace Publishing
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-06-19
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scorpion Trap Book Excerpt:

A Bitter Chill

A Bitter Chill
Author: Jane Finnis
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-11-16
ISBN: 1615950672
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Bitter Chill Book Excerpt:

In late December 95 AD, Roman settlers in Britannia are preparing to celebrate Saturnalia. Innkeeper Aurelia Marcella's plans for a peaceful holiday are shattered when her brother brings bad news. An enemy in Rome is trying to destroy her family by spreading rumors that they are plotting against Caesar. Her brother has lost his job as a government investigator, the mansio is menaced by a gang of native criminals, and when a party of rich, demanding travelers arrive to stay, their quarrels and violence spill over into Aurelia's household. Then the Saturnalia banquet, highlight of the festival, culminates in tragic death. The second installment in the Aurelia Marcella series.

A Whole Bottle of Montrachet

A Whole Bottle of Montrachet
Author: Asifa Essop
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1491891165
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Whole Bottle of Montrachet Book Excerpt:

Kelly Grant was a man...a man who had acquired taste in wine and travel and women and cars and in dark expensive chocolate and in a lifestyle that had not been created by him...Kelly was a thief, a daylight robber who had to steal a standard of living from some 15th century aristocrat and inherit his worth in gold after his parents reached the end of their lives...their functions, their purposes. He was a farce, an unoriginal vagabond of his own soul...he may as well have been dead...Was it as simple as all that, his reason could not be only to reach the end? What would be the point of his existence, why was he more important than a wave in the ocean or the fungi in a pond? Because he could speak, eat, because he had rational thought?! Kelly heard the maniacal sound of his own laugh roaring in the distance... He was in a strange limbo, dancing on the platform of improbability. Perhaps he should have been the religious kind...Kelly had acquired everything but meaning to this existence...Why all of this divine intervention now? And how was his Indian Banshee going to help him search for true purpose?

A Dictionary of Epithets and Terms of Address

A Dictionary of Epithets and Terms of Address
Author: Leslie Dunkling
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 698
Release: 2008-02-20
ISBN: 1134985703
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of Epithets and Terms of Address Book Excerpt:

First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Explicit Memory

Explicit Memory
Author: Scarlett Finn
Publsiher: Moriona Press
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Explicit Memory Book Excerpt:

‘There’s no place for that here.’ The past wants payback. Coming face to face with the situation that brought Flick to her love in the first place, she learns more about the man who owns her heart. When threats encroach, Flick vows to do whatever’s necessary to achieve her goal. Will that mean sacrificing their relationship? Warning: Contains explicit language and imagery. Suitable only for ages 18 and over. KEYWORDS: revenge, brooding alpha, antihero, amateur sleuth, class difference, opposites attract, action romance series, badass heroine, romance books with strong female characters, hostage situation, brothel, crime thriller, romantic outlaws, complete sexy romantic suspense, epic romance series, established couple, established relationship, forceful hero, dominant, submissive, partners in crime. Scarlett Finn readers have also enjoyed novels from: Elena Lawson, Stoni Alexander, Georgia Le Carre, Sophie Lark, Maggie Cole, Ivy Layne, Nicole Fox, & Kristen Luciani.

Everything and Less

Everything and Less
Author: Mark McGurl
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-10-19
ISBN: 1839763876
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everything and Less Book Excerpt:

Best Book of Fall (Esquire) and a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 (Lit Hub) What Has Happened to Fiction in the Age of Platform Capitalism? Since it was first launched in 1994, Amazon has changed the world of literature. The “Everything Store” has not just transformed how we buy books; it has affected what we buy, and even what we read. In Everything and Less, acclaimed critic Mark McGurl explores this new world where writing is no longer categorized as high or lowbrow, literature or popular fiction. Charting a course spanning from Henry James to E. L. James, McGurl shows that contemporary writing has less to do with writing per se than with the manner of its distribution. This consumerist logic—if you like this, you might also like ...—has reorganized the fiction universe so that literary prize-winners sit alongside fantasy, romance, fan fiction, and the infinite list of hybrid genres and self-published works. This is an innovation to be cautiously celebrated. Amazon’s platform is not just a retail juggernaut but an aesthetic experiment driven by an unseen algorithm rivaling in the depths of its effects any major cultural shift in history. Here all fiction is genre fiction, and the niches range from the categories of crime and science fiction to the more refined interests of Adult Baby Diaper Lover erotica. Everything and Less is a hilarious and insightful map of both the commanding heights and sordid depths of fiction, past and present, that opens up an arresting conversation about why it is we read and write fiction in the first place.

Death in Roman Britain Box Set

Death in Roman Britain   Box Set
Author: Jane Finnis
Publsiher: Head of Zeus
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN: 1781859094
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death in Roman Britain Box Set Book Excerpt:

Britain in 91 AD is a raw, frontier province of Domitian Caesar's Empire where relations between the natives their conquerors are far from amicable. Tension is especially high in the north, where Aurelia Marcella, a young innkeeper from Italy, runs the Oak Tree Inn on the road to York. SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT: AD 91: Is a savage murder a portent of rebellion, or something more personal, something more sinister? A BITTER CHILL: AD 95: A party of rich, demanding and violent travellers descend on the Oak Tree Inn, and their raucous Saturnalia banquet culminates in death. BURIED TOO DEEP: AD 98: A dying man's last words lead Aurelia and her twin brother into an underworld of greed and brutality and as they investigate a stolen horde of gold.

Syvilla A Life Survived

Syvilla A Life Survived
Author: B. S. Paulson
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1460212665
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Syvilla A Life Survived Book Excerpt:

If you want to take a ride down a street of lies, deceit, sex, drugs, survival, and success, then come on with me.

The Storm Inside Box Set

The Storm Inside Box Set
Author: Alexis Anne
Publsiher: Alexis Anne
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Storm Inside Box Set Book Excerpt:

Get all four books in the Storm Inside series! This box set includes The Storm Inside, Reflected in the Rain, When Lightning Strikes, and Never Let Go. *** Happily ever after is just the beginning. The real love story is the fight to stay together... The Storm Inside Thunderstorms, baseball, and memories… They make for a potent combo. At least they do for me, especially when they come in the shape of Jake Spencer. He's the one that got away, the man who taught me thunderstorms were an aphrodisiac and baseball was foreplay. My memories of him are my most treasured...and the ones that haunt me the most. So when he returns to town sexy, successful, and with eyes only for me, I'm torn. Do I give in to my desire and risk losing him, and my heart, all over again? Oh, who am I kidding? I've always loved him and I probably always will. Get cozy and let me tell you the story of what happens when you give the love of your life a second chance. Reflected in the Rain Do. Not. Mess. With. My. Man. It won’t end well. I promise. I’ve waited too long and fought too hard to get my happily ever after. We had a wedding to prepare, a honeymoon to enjoy, and a life to plan. No one would be stupid enough to get in our way. Or so I thought. Color me surprised when Jake’s ex wiggled her way back into our lives. She says it’s just business, but I’m not taking any chances. We put the past behind us when I accepted Jake’s proposal and I’m not afraid to shove it back where it belongs. I will do whatever it takes to protect my life with Jake, even if it means playing dirty. When Lightning Strikes Single working mother seeks one-night stand that won’t interfere with her busy life. Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, right? And yet, I somehow I managed to get talked into it. Not that Greg was bad in bed. He was phenomenal, actually. And so much more than sex. He was sweet and fascinating... and I’d never see him again. Or so I thought. Somehow this man I’d never met before kept reappearing in my life at all the right times… Grumpy workaholic seeks meaningless sex because he’s too haunted by his past for anything more. The one time I broke my rules and brought a woman home was the mistake that changed my life. Marie wanted a simple one-night stand. I wanted a bed and a few hours to properly indulge our chemistry. Everything was perfect until I realized exactly who she was and how very connected we actually were. Or how much that connection meant to me. Love seeks a second chance Our chemistry was off the charts, but Greg’s heart had already been so completely broken and I had a kid to raise. There were bigger forces to worry about. I never expected my wild night out to be anything more than an indulgence, but now that I’ve had a taste of Greg, I’m not sure I can settle for anything less than all of him. Never Let Go Love isn’t easy. If there is one thing I’ve learned, that’s it. Love doesn’t last because it’s perfect or fate, it’s because two people decided to fight for it. They hold on tighter than anyone else when times get tough. And right now, times are really tough. It’s a good thing I have a strong grip. We’ve been sucked into a world filled with politics and appearances. It’s triggered silent demons that Jake thought he’d beaten long ago, and running from them isn’t an option this time. We’re in this together. We’ve already lost a decade, I’m not losing another minute.

The Storm Inside

The Storm Inside
Author: Alexis Anne
Publsiher: Alexis Anne
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2013-09-14
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Storm Inside Book Excerpt:

Wordbook of Australian Idiom Aussie Slang

Wordbook of Australian Idiom   Aussie Slang
Author: Kerrin P. Rowe
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2007-02-01
ISBN: 1412208262
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wordbook of Australian Idiom Aussie Slang Book Excerpt:

A direct and informative Wordbook of Idiom and Slang which is directed at giving explanation to the meaning of and the correct usage of the Australian English language. There are some words used that may offend as they have converse meanings to other English Speaking countries; however, there is no intent to offend or malign or denigrate anybody. This book is designed to be informative, educational, and full of humor and will give the reader insight to a unique and colorful language.

Tyrus

Tyrus
Author: Patrick Creevy
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN: 9781429972598
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tyrus Book Excerpt:

Tyrus Raymond Cobb. Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in a nearly unanimous vote. Highest lifetime batting average in baseball. Highest lifetime number of runs scored. Second highest lifetime number of hits. The run of statistics goes on, making it clear that Ty Cobb was baseball's greatest overall player. But before Ty Cobb was a legend, he was a young man trying to escape from his famous father's lengthy shadow. William H. Cobb, former state senator, renowned educator, champion of the Southern cause in the late 1800s and early 1900s, a gentleman and a scholar. Tyrus Raymond Cobb, his oldest son, was to carry on the proud Cobb family traditions, as explained by Ty Cobb: "The honorable and honest Cobb blood . . . never will be subjected. It bows to no wrong nor to any man . . . . The Cobbs have their ideals, and God help anyone who strives to bend a Cobb away from such." Unfortunately for W.H., Ty's greatest desire was to play baseball-a trivial game that would bring him into contact with low people. Yet the father could not deny that the son's passion for his chosen profession burned hot, reflecting the very strength of will that was the hallmark of Cobb men. After much struggle, W.H. blessed his son and encouraged him to continue playing ball. The reconciliation nearly came too late, for soon after, W. H. Cobb was shot twice at close range-murdered-by his wife of more than twenty years. Ty was nineteen years old. The grief-stricken boy burned with rage as rumors circulated through the small Georgia town--rumors that his mother had been having an affair and that his father had caught her in the act. With his father newly buried and his mother awaiting trial, Ty Cobb was summoned to Detroit to play for the Tigers. Tyrus is a fictional account of this time in young Cobb's life-that pivotal half-season when Ty had to prove his value on the field or forever lose any chance of playing professional ball. Subjected to a rookie hazing that would have destroyed a lesser man, Cobb carried his battle with his teammates from the clubhouse onto the field and emerged bloodied but unbowed. The sights and sounds of cut throat baseball are brilliantly evoked-a type of baseball that Cobb said was "about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch." This thoroughly researched novel is a deft psychological portrait of a young man at a time of turmoil and transition. Patrick Creevy, whose earlier novel was praised as "intense [and full of] poetic yearning and literary allusion" (Kirkus Reviews), takes a unique literary look at the man dubbed "the Meanest Man in Baseball" as he left boyhood behind and began the baseball journey that made him a legend. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Love So Perfect

Love So Perfect
Author: Marquita Valentine
Publsiher: Valentine Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love So Perfect Book Excerpt:

Love So Perfect, Book 5 in Marquita’s contemporary romance series about the Lawson Brothers. Star quarterback Austin Lawson’s dating life is fair game to the myriad gossip bloggers. Thanks to his most recent screw up with a social media savvy super model, he’s forced to return home so that his PR team can do damage control. To help speed things along, he volunteers at Jessamine Elementary School, never dreaming he’d find the perfect solution to his image problem in Harper Bell. Sweet as anything, she’s star struck by him and agrees to date-after-date, never suspecting the real reason he wants to be with her. But as things begin to heat up between them, Austin realizes that he wants Harper for more than just a quick fix. Harper Bell is perfectly content as a second grade teacher in the small town of Jessamine—until she meets the one man who makes her question her lack of social life. She never dreamed that sexy, hometown hero Austin Lawson would ever notice a plain-Jane like herself. And with one hot kiss, she begins to fall head over heels for him…until she learns the truth. Austin’s been using her. Now Austin has to execute the perfect play to win back the girl of his dreams. Or will Harper bench him permanently Love So Hot - Brody Love So True - Lucas Love So Irresistible - Mason Love So Tempting - Tristan Love So Perfect - Austin Love So Unexpected - Caleb (spring 2016)

Nearly Diamond

Nearly Diamond
Author: J J Garrett
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2007-10-24
ISBN: 1467810401
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nearly Diamond Book Excerpt:

Hanford Stone carries with him a past as heavy as his name implies when he arrives in Beaux Bridge, Ohio, he a modern day flimflam man for Nearly Diamond Corporation, an energy company hoping to sell its high-sulfur coal. No one senses his burden, given his bright façade and dynamic demeanor. Surely not Hasten Edmond whose beauty, unequalled in the town, is emphasized by ebony-marbled eyes and shaft-dark mane which hints of how her persona plays the light of reflection at once with the clarity of diamond and with the carbon black of coal. She contrives to possess Hanford as she has every man of her desire, and is stunned when she finds her only competition ever in the personas of Allison, Grace, and Mary—each woman with varying allures, all unachievable by Hasten—and all sought by a man whose search for love demands more than beauty and wit. She sees Hanford as a contemporary in every way, but cannot fathom that part of him from a different timescape, tradition, sense of self. Nor can Hanford, a man in flight and in denial—even as he succumbs to the abundance of love he helps Hasten find within herself.

The High Flyer

The High Flyer
Author: Elizabeth Darrell
Publsiher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN: 1780102992
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The High Flyer Book Excerpt:

Twelve years after World War I, former Flight Sergeant Ben Norton must discover the truth behind his wartime colleague’s death. 1930. The Lance family, major shareholders in Marshfield Aviation, watch in horror as their prototype fighter fails to pull out of a dive during a display before government and military VIPs. At the pilot’s funeral, a man introduces himself to the widow as Ben Norton, a close friend of her husband during war service with the Royal Flying Corps. Ben becomes Marshfield’s new Test Pilot, determined to refute worldwide press claims of a faulty aircraft design. Convinced that deliberate sabotage was behind the crash, the young flyer vows to uncover whoever was responsible. But who is Ben Norton? And why is it that the man he claims to have been his close wartime colleague had not once mentioned Ben to his wife during eight years of marriage?

Mostly Innocent

Mostly Innocent
Author: J. M. Jinks
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1947128620
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mostly Innocent Book Excerpt:

Pack of Lies

Pack of Lies
Author: Laura Anne Gilman
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN: 1488026483
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pack of Lies Book Excerpt:

Rediscover this fan-favorite series by acclaimed author Laura Anne Gilman and her magic world of the Cosa Nostradamus, in book 2 of Paranormal Scene Investigations. My name is Bonita Torres, and eight months ago I was an unemployed college graduate without a plan. Now I’m an investigator with the Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations team of New York. Pretty awesome, right? The Cosa Nostradamus, the magical community, isn’t quick to give up its secrets, though. Not even to fellow members. Not even when it’s in their best interests. So we’ve been busting our tails, perfecting our forensic skills, working to gain acceptance. The team’s tight…but we have our quirks, too. And our Big Dog, Benjamin Venec…well, he’s a special case, all right. We can’t give up. We’re needed, especially when a case comes along that threatens to pit human against fatae. One wrong move could cost us everything we’ve worked for… Originally published in 2011.

Priceless Kiss

Priceless Kiss
Author: Amelia Wilde
Publsiher: Amelia Wilde
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-06-13
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Priceless Kiss Book Excerpt:

Ruby Ashworth is a damsel in some serious distress. I’m no prince charming. Everybody’s life hangs on a thread, including Ruby’s. All it took to topple her from wealth and riches was a short series of catastrophes. She’s off her high horse now. Enter me. I can make all her problems disappear with a snap of my fingers. Of course, the tradeoff is that she’ll have to watch me cart off her family’s priceless belongings and sell them to the highest bidder. Then she’ll need to repay me. I want her on her knees. That’s the only payment I’ll accept. And time is running out for this princess to pay her dues.