Up in Flames

Up in Flames
Author: Amy Knupp
Publsiher: Amy Knupp
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2018-04-14
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Up in Flames Book Excerpt:

Where the Path Leads

Where the Path Leads
Author: Asrai Devin
Publsiher: Asrai Devin
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10-09
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Path Leads Book Excerpt:

Where the path leads. Tying up loose ends after Second Chance Romance, Summer Fling, and Complications Over Coffee. Introducing Kip and Mandy's baby, and the future for Kyle and Serena and Corey and Nicole. All three couples follow their own paths.

Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis

Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis
Author: Anne Rice
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-11-29
ISBN: 1473512603
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis Book Excerpt:

“In my dreams, I saw a city fall into the sea. I heard the cries of thousands. I saw flames that outshone the lamps of heaven. And all the world was shaken...” Lestat de Lioncourt is no longer alone. A strange, otherworldly spirit has resurfaced, taking possession of his body and soul. All-seeing, all-knowing, its voice whispers in his ear, telling the hypnotic tale of Atlantis, the great sea power of ancient times... Prince Lestat is seduced by the power of this ancient spirit, but is he right to trust it? Why has Lestat, leader of the vampires, been chosen as its bodily host? And what of Atlantis, the mysterious heaven on earth? Why must the vampires reckon so many millennia later with the terrifying force of this ageless, all-powerful Atalantaya spirit? It falls to Lestat to discover the truth. ‘There’s little doubt about the paperback that will be selling like hotcakes this month. Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles saga continues.’ - SFX ‘Linguistically masterful, structurally solid and weaved like a gossamer web of nightwalker excellence. Anne Rice further solidifies her undisputed reputation for penning novels of dark poetry, where Lestat lives and breathes in all his benevolence. Pompous, preening, princely and beyond earthly reproach. For the uninitiated and experienced traveller alike this continuation of The Vampire Chronicles makes a mockery of any shared cinematic universe you can name.’ - Flickering Myth

Harlequin Nocturne October 2016 Box Set

Harlequin Nocturne October 2016 Box Set
Author: Kelli Ireland,Barbara J. Hancock
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-10-01
ISBN: 1488024758
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harlequin Nocturne October 2016 Box Set Book Excerpt:

Do you harbor passionate otherworldly desires where the normal and paranormal collide? Let Harlequin® Nocturne bring you into dark and dangerous territory where your senses will be awakened. This box set includes: THE IMMORTAL'S HUNGER by Kelli Ireland It was only a matter of time before Gareth Brennan had to die. Before he made that ultimate sacrifice, the assassin wanted to know warmth once again. His recent experiences had destroyed his ability to create fire, yet sexy bartender Ashley Clement was now igniting one within him. As a Phoenix, Ashley had limited time herself; soon a male Phoenix would claim her. Unless she could find a lover. Gareth was the perfect man for the job. Except he was no human, and their union might draw even more danger. But to deny their fiery attraction…that was a truly impossible task. BRIMSTONE SEDUCTION by Barbara J. Hancock Damnation is John Severne's inheritance, and stalking the accursed his legacy. Kat D'Arcy has her own ill-starred birthright. The strange gift that runs along her maternal line dooms her to a life trapped between daemons and those who pursue them. But Severne is unlike any daemon hunter she's ever known. The Brimstone in his blood arouses every fiber of her being. For Severne, Kat is the key to his salvation…until she becomes much more than that. As the ultimate danger closes in on them both, Severne must decide if he can abuse Kat's trust—and betray his own heart. Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.

Night Terrors Vol 5

Night Terrors Vol  5
Author: Scare Street,David Turton,Bob Johnston,Bryan Wolford,Peter Cronsberry,Nicholas Paschall,Matias Travieso-Diaz,Karl Melton,Richard Beauchamp,Robert Douglas,Mark Towse,Justin Boote,Samuel Thomas Fraser,Sam Lesek,Drew Starling,Ron Ripley
Publsiher: Scare Street
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-10-26
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night Terrors Vol 5 Book Excerpt:

The dark side is waiting… Fish N’ Chips lead a curious traveler to a sinister island, where the residents are more than they seem. Forbidden occult knowledge strands a pair of friends in a terrifying nexus of evil. And an ancient ice storm forces a wandering tribe to choose between following a bloodthirsty shaman, or the glowing lights in the sky… Venture into new realms of terror with Scare Street’s latest bone-chilling collection. This spine-tingling volume contains fifteen ghastly tales of horror and the paranormal. More than enough to while away the hours, as you lose yourself in the shadows of the night. The deeper you plunge into this realm of terror, the farther away the real world seems. But don’t worry… just turn the page and stay a bit longer. We’re sure you’ll be able to find your way back. Just listen for the screams in the darkness. And pray they aren’t your own… This volume contains the following: 1. The Fish'r Men by David Turton 2. The Faces at the Window by Bob Johnston 3. From the Ashes by Bryan Wolford 4. The Neighbors by Peter Cronsberry 5. The Ferryman by Nicholas Paschall 6. Slug by Matias Travieso-Diaz 7. Folsom Lake by Karl Melton 8. Obsidian by Richard Beauchamp 9. Edward's Couch by Robert Douglas 10. What Lovely Petunias by Mark Towse 11. The Delirium of Negation by Justin Boote 12. I Just Write the Damned Thing by Samuel Thomas Fraser 13. A Clearing by Sam Lesek 14. Northern Lights by Drew Starling 15. Wind Chimes by Ron Ripley

The Fargo Fire of 1893

The Fargo Fire of 1893
Author: Danielle Teigen
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-10-19
ISBN: 1439671478
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fargo Fire of 1893 Book Excerpt:

In 1893, Fargo was simply trying to thrive amid an impending national depression. One Wednesday afternoon in June, a ferocious fire quickly devoured hundreds of businesses and more than thirty blocks in the heart of the fledgling city. Residents were stunned, but they weren't defeated. Through perseverance, grit and some helpful insurance money, owners immediately began rebuilding. The arduous reconstruction ended up protecting the city against unemployment and poverty. Author Danielle Teigen describes the efforts and individuals who helped rebuild a stronger, better city. More than a century later, that resilience and determination continues to be a hallmark of the Gateway to the West.

The Chrome e Manuscripts

The Chrome e Manuscripts
Author: Ramón Reyes Borges
Publsiher: Chrome Publishing Company
Total Pages: 611
Release: 2014-12-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chrome e Manuscripts Book Excerpt:

At the dawn of the 21st Century a new universe of reflection within America reveals itself through deep spiritual inner-observation and extra-sensory perception; THE UNIVERSE OF CHROME. There e-manuscripts are a life journal of self-discovery and achievement, compiled for many years and electronically written and created in the last 15 years. It reveals the existence of human perception across space and time, as it brings forth a futuristic sports culture heterosexual Christian based religion, a divine spiritual language code that translates and interprets accurate numeric messages, and its measurements of time uses the memory of Jesus Christ as a prophetic time marker of fulfillment. It introduces the CHROME Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts (a heterosexual scouts' program) with a civic practice program and rank ascension. The program is focused on self-achievement and excellence represented by CHROME; the tallest royal tower trophy in the universe.

Shadows of Our Night

Shadows of Our Night
Author: Allyn C. Ryan
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2009-04-07
ISBN: 9781462814398
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadows of Our Night Book Excerpt:

Danilo Cruz, a hardworking farm boy and the protagonist in Shadows of Our Night, starts off as a perceptive and sensitive young man who reflects on the countrys past in his valedictory address at high school graduation. He truly believes in the innate goodness of the people in his barrio. After he goes to Manila to study engineering, his altruistic nature begins to erode when he is exposed to the sordid conditions in the city. Through grit and tenacity of will, Danilo finds hope and love amidst the damning excesses of wealth and the battered ruins of human dignity.

Hott Flash

Hott Flash
Author: Julie Ray
Publsiher: BalboaPress
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN: 1452584362
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hott Flash Book Excerpt:

"Hott Flash is a fun modern-day fairy tale for everyone to enjoy. The story sucks you in and takes you on a fantastic romp with the lovable main character. I can't wait to see what's in store for Ella!" — Screenwriter and author Candie Langdale On the morning of her 50th birthday, Ella Malone is shocked to receive one of several supernatural "Gifts" brought on by "The Change." This isn't your typical "change." This is Mega Menopause, and Ella's symptoms, or "Gifts", become her superpowers! Suddenly, Ella is thrust into an amazing adventure full of discovery, danger, and a whole lotta humor! What would you do if the horrible side effects of the hormones bouncing around in your body suddenly turned into superpowers? Would you be happy, or would you run screaming into the night? Read Hott Flash: The Adventures of a 50-Year-Old Superhero, and find out how Ella gracefully handles having her life turned upside-down. (Okay, to be truthful, she doesn’t handle it gracefully!She's a divorced woman turning fifty, who gets hit by a Mack Truck named Menopause! She laughs, she cries, and she makes mistakes, but she does the best that she can.)

Roman Blood

Roman Blood
Author: Steven Saylor
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN: 1429908580
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roman Blood Book Excerpt:

In the unseasonable heat of a spring morning in 80 B.C., Gordianus the Finder is summoned to the house of Cicero, a young advocate staking his reputation on a case involving the savage murder of the wealthy, sybaritic Sextus Roscius. Charged with the murder is Sextus's son, greed being the apparent motive. The punishment, rooted deep in Roman tradition, is horrific beyond imagining. The case becomes a political nightmare when Gordianus's investigation takes him through the city's raucous, pungent streets and deep into rural Umbria. Now, one man's fate may threaten the very leaders of Rome itself.

The Garden of Fragile Things

The Garden of Fragile Things
Author: Richard J. O'Brien
Publsiher: Vagabondage Press LLC
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Garden of Fragile Things Book Excerpt:

In the late 1970s, Joe Godwin was just twelve years old, living in a working-class neighborhood. Plagued by bullies and a volatile home life, Joe spends his time with his three friends in search of adventure. The discovery of an abandon mansion during a simple camping trip in a state forest sets of a series of consequences in motion between the boys, inhabitants of the mansion, and the others who occupy the garden behind the colossal home. The Garden of Fragile Things is a literary dark tale that chronicles four boys’ coming of age against paranormal forces that operate between two worlds.

How can I Hear the Voice of God

How can I Hear the Voice of God
Author: Mark Craythorn
Publsiher: God and Email
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2012-03-09
ISBN: 1470149427
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How can I Hear the Voice of God Book Excerpt:

Why a book on listening to the voice of God? Surely it implies that there is a God out there that is talking to us? And if he is talking to us, why is He even interested in talking to us? There is so much pain, hurt and suffering in this world, it can seem that God is often so distant. Mark Craythorn left no stone unturned while patiently and diligently searching for an answer to the question: “Does God Exist”. He obtained the proof that he was looking for; but it was what happened afterwards that surprised him. Subsequent assent that Jesus Christ is the Son of God followed by a number of significant encounters with the Holy Spirit changed his life forever. Mark is passionate about teaching others that God is very active in our lives and communicates to us more than we give him credit for. This book contains answers to the question: "How can I hear the Voice of God". It also contains a study guide: "Forty Days of Hearing God for Yourself". This is Mark's second book; the first is titled ‘God and Email’.

A Translation and Interpretation of Horace s Sermones Book I

A Translation and Interpretation of Horace   s Sermones  Book I
Author: Andy Law
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 491
Release: 2021-03-15
ISBN: 1527567419
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Translation and Interpretation of Horace s Sermones Book I Book Excerpt:

Horace’s book of Sermones (also called Satires) was his first published work. Rather than a collection of satirical sideswipes, as the genre might have dictated, the book is a wiry, tight, muscular, interlaced hexameter artwork of enormous originality and as far removed from the legacy of satirical writing he inherited as one can imagine. It is the work of a 29-year-old grappling with issues of personal and poetic identity during one of the most important and pivotal times in European history. Geographically, socially and genetically an outsider, Horace earned himself a seat at Rome’s top creative table, close to the heart of the political engine that was to change Rome forever. His book details a transformational journey from ‘nobody’ to ‘somebody’, and is a simultaneous invention of poet and reinvention of poetic genre. Horace’s Sermones have floated in and out of fashion ever since they first appeared, regularly eclipsed by his Odes. Today, rehabilitated, they find space in the higher levels of the school curriculum. This book provides unique insights and will be of interest to all classicists, as well as students studying core influences on European literature.

Matchmaker Mysteries Series The Complete Series

Matchmaker Mysteries Series The Complete Series
Author: elise sax
Publsiher: 13 Lakes Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-01-24
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Matchmaker Mysteries Series The Complete Series Book Excerpt:

Perfect for fans of Janet Evanovich and Jana DeLeon, Elise Sax’s wickedly funny Matchmaker Mysteries series proves that the road to love comes with a few dead ends. The complete Series Boxed Set is a page-turning beach read and a small town mystery romance of ten novels, two novellas, and the book of Grandma Zelda’s advice. "Elise Sax will win your heart."--New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis * "Sax will make you laugh. Her larger-than-life characters jump off the page and make crazy seem like a fun place to hang out."—New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig * “Elise Sax belongs on every bookshelf.”—New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster * "With quirky characters reminiscent of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series and a small-town heroine redolent of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse" --RT Book Reviews * "Fans of laugh-out-loud romantic suspense will enjoy this new author as she joins the ranks of Janet Evanovich."--Booklist, on An Affair to Dismember An Affair to Dismember: * Three months has been Gladie Burger’s limit when it comes to staying in one place. That’s why Gladie is more than a little skeptical when her Grandma Zelda—who is more than a little psychic—recruits her into the family’s matchmaking business in the quaint small town of Cannes, California. What’s more, Gladie is also highly unqualified, having a terrible track record with romance. Still, Zelda is convinced that her granddaughter has her clairvoyant “gift.” But when the going gets tough, Gladie wonders if this gift has a return policy. * When Zelda’s neighbor drops dead in his kitchen, Gladie is swept into his bizarre family’s drama. Despite warnings from the (distractingly gorgeous) chief of police to steer clear of his investigation, Gladie is out to prove that her neighbor’s death was murder. It’s not too long before she’s in way over her head—with the hunky police chief, a dysfunctional family full of possible killers, and yet another mysterious and handsome man, whose attentions she’s unable to ignore. Gladie is clearly being pursued—either by true love or by a murderer. Who will catch her first? * Citizen Pain: * Since joining the family matchmaking business run by her eccentric and psychic Grandma Zelda, Gladie is always looking for love. But when an unbearable toothache knocks her out of commission and into the dentist’s chair, she prays only for relief. No such luck. Emerging from an anesthetic haze, Gladie awakes to find that not only is her tooth still throbbing, but her dentist is dead—and the lead suspect in the murder, office receptionist Belinda, just so happens to be Gladie’s first real client. Now it’s up to Gladie to find Belinda a man and keep her from being locked up behind bars. * As if that weren’t enough distraction, two gorgeous men are vying for Gladie’s attention: Spencer, the playboy chief of police, and Holden, Gladie’s secretive, gorgeously muscled neighbor. Still, Gladie’s not complaining about having a helping hand or two when the case leads her to a dangerously bizarre cult. She may have met her match—and if she’s not careful, it could be her last. * The Wizard of Saws: * Five months have passed since Gladie Burger came to Cannes, California, to join her eccentric Grandma Zelda in the family matchmaking business, and Gladie is quickly mastering the rules of attraction. Her latest fix-up is still going strong and Gladie’s bank account is back in the black—until a rival matchmaker arrives in town and has both Gladie and Zelda seeing red. * Not only is self-proclaimed psychic Luanda Laughing-Eagle stealing Grandma Zelda’s clients, but Zelda is convinced that Luanda’s ESP is total BS. She tasks Gladie with exposing Luanda as a fraud, but Gladie’s attention is diverted when murder comes a-calling. Spencer Bolton, the gorgeous chief of police and Gladie’s on-again, off-again flame, wants her to stay out of the investigation–and away from the deliciously chiseled detective who also aims to win Gladie’s heart. But the one thing Gladie’s learned is that in business, love and murder . . . it’s always personal. * Field of Screams: * Since joining the family matchmaking business run by her eccentric and psychic Grandma Zelda, Gladie has had little success. Involved on one level or another—hot sex, almost committed, and crying in her pillow—with three men, Gladie distracts herself by giving up on matchmaking and starting a new career. But when Gladie stumbles on body parts of dead baseball players all over town, she’s dragged into solving yet another murder mystery. With her life in chaos and the killer getting closer, Gladie has to come to terms with the fact that love is murder. * From Fear to Eternity: * It’s still up in the air whether Gladie really has her psychic grandmother’s “gift,” but she’s determined to finally give matchmaking her best shot. She’s also determined to give her new relationship with hottie Police Chief Spencer Bolton a shot…that is, if she can find him. * Despite her good intentions, Gladie is being sued by a matchmaking client, but even with bankruptcy around the corner, that’s not her biggest problem. There seems to be a rash of dead senior citizens popping up at the tea shop owner’s family home. Gladie is recruited to find the murderer, but this time she may have met her match—and if she’s not careful, it could be her last. * West Side Gory: * Life is going great for Gladie Burger. She’s having lots of sex with her hottie boyfriend, Chief of Police Spencer Bolton, she’s settled into her matchmaking career, she’s got a new car, and it’s been over two weeks since she’s stumbled on a dead body. It seems like she’s finally got her life on track, since she moved in with her psychic grandmother to help her with her matchmaking business. * But when a stomach ache proves to be more serious, she finds herself in West Side Hospital, preparing for surgery. Befriending the woman in the next bed in her hospital room, she becomes distressed when the woman vanishes. Alerting the hospital staff, they tell her that the woman never existed. Has Gladie lost her mind, or is something more sinister happening at West Side Hospital? * Scareplane: * Gladie is nervous about her upcoming vacation with hottie police chief Spencer Bolton. She’s never flown before, and she’s not looking forward to the experience. Her fear is heightened when a plane crashes into the house across the street. But there’s little time to think about it because their town is hosting a law enforcement conference, where Southern California’s finest are coming to discuss law and order. Everything is going to plan. Spencer is hailed as a great police chief, and Gladie is fixing up half of the town…until one of the guests—a famous police czar—drops dead. Now everyone is a suspect, and Gladie is being prevented from investigating the death by the new police detective on the force…a hottie female cop who thinks Gladie is enemy #1 and Spencer is marriage material. * It Happened one Fright: * Spencer might have marriage on his mind, but Gladie is distracted by her best friend’s troubles and a busy matchmaking month. The father of Bridget’s baby is threatening to take custody away from her, and when he winds up murdered, Bridget becomes the top suspect. Now, Gladie must juggle her own love life, her matchmaking, and proving that Bridget is innocent, not to mention dealing with the town’s attempt to break the world record for the largest Easter egg hunt. But poking around is dangerous, and Gladie could be next on the killer’s hit list. * The Big Kill: * Progress is being made on Gladie’s house and her impending wedding. Meanwhile, her best friend Bridget is ready to give birth. But all of that takes a backseat to Gladie’s discovery in her grandmother’s attic about her father. It looks like her father’s motorcycle accident when she was a child was no accident, and now Gladie is thrust into her father’s world, where his best friends could have been his murderers. Will Gladie find the killer before she’s next? * It’s a Wonderful Knife: * It’s wedding time in Cannes. Gladie’s wedding. But once again, love has to take a backseat to murder. Will Gladie’s wedding go off without a hitch? Ha! Just kidding. Enjoy the mayhem as Gladie and Spencer finally say their vows and realize their happily ever after. * Ship of Ghouls: * Gladie and Spencer are finally married. After they’re gifted a honeymoon cruise, they’re on their way into international waters. But the ship is less than luxurious, and the ship’s crew isn’t what they seem. When Gladie stumbles on a dead body, the newlyweds are thrust into a life-or-death mystery. Gladie’s “gift” could come in handy to find the killer, but she might find herself overboard before justice is served. * Road to Matchmaker: * A month before Gladie Burger moves to the small town of Cannes, California to help in her grandmother’s matchmaking business, she’s busy moving from one temporary job to the next. Living in Los Angeles in a studio apartment over an Italian restaurant, she works in a used book store doing inventory, but she spends most of her time reading the collection of old murder mysteries. After an accident involving the books, Gladie has lost her memory and believes she’s the detective in the last book that she read. Determined to track down her arch nemesis, Gladie finds herself in a real-life mystery and an adventure of a lifetime. * Matchmaking Advice From Your Grandma Zelda: * The complete collection of Grandma Zelda’s matchmaking advice from the bestselling Matchmaking Mysteries series. All of her words of wisdom are here, and as a bonus, Yiddish definitions and introductions by Elise Sax and Grandma Zelda are included. Zelda’s humorous words of wisdom about love and life are a shot of happiness, sure to brighten anyone’s day.

Manhattan Transfer

Manhattan Transfer
Author: John Dos Passos
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN: 0547526695
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manhattan Transfer Book Excerpt:

This novel by the author of the U.S.A. Trilogy offers an “expressionistic picture of New York” in the 1920s (The New York Times). Much like the vivid experience of riding the city’s mass transit system, Manhattan Transfer introduces us to a large and diverse cast of characters—from wealthy power brokers to struggling immigrants—and paints a portrait of this place and its people in the period between the two world wars. From Fourteenth Street to the Bowery, Delmonico’s to the underbelly of the city waterfront, John Dos Passos chronicles the lives of Americans struggling to become a part of modernity before they are destroyed by it. Called “a novel of the very first importance” by Sinclair Lewis, Manhattan Transfer is a masterpiece of modern fiction written by an icon of the Lost Generation whose books still “read as if they were written yesterday” (Dave Eggers, bestselling author of The Circle).

His Invention So Fertile

His Invention So Fertile
Author: Adrian Tinniswood
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2010-12-15
ISBN: 1446402479
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

His Invention So Fertile Book Excerpt:

Christopher Wren (1632-1723) was the greatest architect Britain has ever known. But he was more than that. A founder of the Royal Society, he mapped the moon and the stars, investigated the problem of longitude and the rings of Saturn, and carried out groundbreaking experiments into the circulation of the blood. His observations on comets, meteorology and muscular action made vital contributions to the developing ideas of Newton, Halley and Boyle. His Invention So Fertile presents the first complete picture of this towering genius: the Surveyor-General of the King's Works, running the nation's biggest architectural office and wrestling with corruption and interference; the pioneering anatomist; the mathematician, devising new navigational instruments and lecturing on planetary motion. It also shows us the man behind the legend. Wren was married and widowed twice, he fathered a mentally handicapped child, quarrelled with his colleagues and fell foul of his employers. He scrambled over building sites and went to the theatre and drank in coffee-houses. The book explores what it was like to be at Oxford during the Commonwealth, as a generation struggled to make sense of a society in chaos; it recreates the tensions which tore apart the court of James II; it brings to life the petty jealousies that formed an integral part of both the building world and scientific milieu of the Royal Society. Above all, His Invention So Fertile makes clear to the general reader and the art historian just why Wren remains a cultural icon - both a creation and a creator of the world he lived in.

Sadie Walker Is Stranded

Sadie Walker Is Stranded
Author: Madeleine Roux
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-01-31
ISBN: 1429938420
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sadie Walker Is Stranded Book Excerpt:

From the New York Times bestselling author of ASYLUM MONTHS AGO THE WORLD ENDED... ...when an unknown virus spread throughout North America and then the world, killing millions of people. However, that is where the horror only started. The dead began to rise and when they rose they had an insatiable appetite for the living. A new hell had been unleashed on earth and the fight for survival had just begun. Sadie Walker is one of the survivors in this new world. Living in north Seattle behind barrier that keep the living in and the dead out, she trying to get back to a normal life, while raising her eight-year-old nephew, if anyone even knows what "normal" is anymore. Then everything goes sideways when Shane is kidnapped by a group of black market thieves and they bring down a crucial barrier in the city while trying to escape, and flood the city with the walking dead. After rescuing her nephew, Sadie and Shane escape Seattle on the last remaining boat, along with other survivors. However, now they must face the complete chaos of a world filled with flesh eating zombies and humans who are playing with a whole new rule book when it comes to survival in their journey to find a new place that they can call home.

Devastating Sorrow Penny Montague 1

Devastating Sorrow  Penny Montague   1
Author: Christie Silvers
Publsiher: Christie Silvers
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN: 1542652685
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Devastating Sorrow Penny Montague 1 Book Excerpt:

Witch and ex-military, Penny Montague is sick of her immortal life. Working as a phone sex operator to occupy her time and keep in touch with her humanity, she spends her days trying to find a way to end her long, lonely existence and her nights pretending to care about men with mommy issues, strange fantasies, and twisted imaginations. Life wasn't always this bad though. When Penny's ninety-two year old son, Charlie, dies in her arms the crushing reality of her long life truly hits her. What else is there to live for without her son? She's ready to give it all up, and has tried multiple times, when her brother, Byron, shows up on her doorstep, trouble on his tail as always. It wasn't until armed guards burst into her home, drag her from her bed, and throw them both into the dungeons of Midnight Manor that Penny realizes this is much worse than Byron's normal scheming. Midnight Manor is the control center of all immortals, run by an elite group called The Elders' Court. Nothing happens in the world without Midnight Manor having their fingers in the pot. They raise and educate immortal children from an early age and place them throughout the world in positions beneficial to their causes, both present and future. There isn't anything that happens, be it war, arms trades, or scientific achievement, that Midnight Manor doesn't influence. Penny retired from the Midnight Manor military nearly a century before, but now, in order to save her brother from being tortured for the rest of his immortal life because he slept with the wrong man's wife, The Elders' Court gives Penny the choice to hunt down and return a runaway scientist or risk a fate worse than death and join her brother in the torture chambers for eternity. Penny, with the help of a few people from her past, decides to at least attempt the retrieval. After all, according to The Elders' Court, the scientist is a danger to all immortals and his research must be returned. Tracking was her specialty during her time in the service. This should be an easy in and out kind of mission with only a couple of days of work involved. Right?

A Bubble out of time

A Bubble out of time
Author: ANDREA CALO'
Publsiher: Babelcube Inc.
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2016-09-19
ISBN: 150715514X
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Bubble out of time Book Excerpt:

If it was true we all live more than one life? If we grew up remembering one of our past lives? Mystery and passion blended in a page turner novel! Katherine, called Kate by everybody, is an Italian American young woman who lives in New York. Many people are sure she has mental issues, her family included. But that’s not true: her distinctive trait is to clearly remember details of her past life, a life she lived in a place far from her birthplace. At thirty five she decides to go back to Joseph, in Wallowa county, Oregon, where she’s sure she had lived. She’s looking for her past, for her soul closed in the body of a past time woman. When she’s forced to stop in Portland because of a snow storm, she meets John and she feels an unexplainable connection with him. He will offer to help her look for traces of the past that doesn’t stop to haunt her. A painting, a kiss, a house and a journal written by herself in the second half of 1800, everything leads to a breath taking revelation saved for an end that has the ability to make this novel unforgettable.

Southern Fried Child in Home Seeker s Paradise

Southern Fried Child in Home Seeker s Paradise
Author: Jimmie Meese Moomaw
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2010-09
ISBN: 1452064059
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Southern Fried Child in Home Seeker s Paradise Book Excerpt:

"On one level Southern Fried Child is a charming account of the unusual experiences of an unusual child. On another level Moomaw's stories reflect profound and valuable insight into the stratified social, political and denominational milieu of a small southern town after World War II and before Brown v. Board of Education."--Back cover.