Author: David Bret
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
The French singer, Marcel~brooding, mysterious and from the wrong side of the tracks, arrived in Paris in 1934 and was discovered singing in the streets by Gérard,the city's most prominent impresario. When the play opens it is 1944. Paris is under the Nazi jackboot and Marcel is star attraction at Levalle's, the most fashionable nightclub in Paris. When Gérard is murdered, Marcel's life falls apart. He ends his relationship with his girlfriend, and his mistress can no longer see him because her husband is home on leave. While trudging the streets late at night, drunk and disorientated after curfew, he is picked up by Jurgen, a young German lieutenant who has worshipped him from afar. Initially, their relationship is platonic. As time passes,a deep bond develops between the two as Marcel fights his demons to rebuild his shattered career~while the Liberation approaches, bringing triumph and tragedy in equal measure. David Bret is a leading authority on the French music-hall. WARNING:contains strong language.
Author: Ted Dekker, Tosca Lee
Publisher: Center Street
New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker teams with Tosca Lee to create this gripping thriller set in a desolate future. Many years have passed since civilization's brush with apocalypse. The world's greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no anger, no hatred, no war. There is only perfect peace... and fear. But a terrible secret has been closely guarded for centuries: Every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, is actually dead, long ago genetically stripped of true humanity. Fleeing pursuit, with only moments to live, a young man named Rom stumbles into possession of a vial of blood and a piece of cryptic writing. When consumed, the blood will bring him back to life. When decoded, the message will lead him on a perilous journey that will require him to abandon everything he has ever known and awaken humanity to the transforming power of true life and love. But the blood will also resurrect hatred, ambition, and greed. Set in a terrifying, medieval future, where grim pageantry masks death, this tale of dark desires and staggering stakes peels back the layers of the heart for all who dare to take the ride.
Author: Ted Dekker
Nine years after Rom Sebastian was thrust into the most unlikely of circumstances as hero and bearer of an unimaginable secret, the alliance of his followers is in disarray. An epic battle with The Order has left them scattered and deeply divided both in strategy and resolve in their struggle to become truly alive and free. Only 49 truly alive followers remain loyal to Rom. This meager band must fight for survival as The Order is focused on their total annihilation. Misunderstood and despised, their journey will be one of desperation against a new, more intensely evil Order. As the hand of this evil is raised to strike and destroy them they must rely on their faith in the abiding power of love to overcome all and lead them to sovereignty. SOVEREIGN wonderfully continues the new testament allegory that was introduced in FORBIDDEN and continued in MORTAL.
Author: Stephen R. Donaldson
Author of The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, one of the most acclaimed fantasy series of all time, master storyteller Stephen R. Donaldson retums with this exciting and long-awaited new series that takes us into a stunningly imagined future to tell a timeless story of adventure and the implacable conflict of good and evil within each of us. Angus Thermopyle was an ore pirate and a murderer; even the most disreputable asteroid pilots of Delta Sector stayed locked out of his way. Those who didn't ended up in the lockup--or dead. But when Thermopyle arrived at Mallory's Bar & Sleep with a gorgeous woman by his side the regulars had to take notice. Her name was Morn Hyland, and she had been a police officer--until she met up with Thermopyle. But one person in Mallorys Bar wasn't intimidated. Nick Succorso had his own reputation as a bold pirate and he had a sleek frigate fitted for deep space. Everyone knew that Thermopyle and Succorso were on a collision course. What nobody expected was how quickly it would be over--or how devastating victory would be. It was common enough example of rivalry and revenge--or so everyone thought. The REAL story was something entirely different. In The Real Story, Stephen R. Donaldson takes us to a remarkably detailed world of faster-than-light travel, politics, betrayal, and a shadowy presence just outside our view to tell the fiercest, most profound story he has ever written. From the Paperback edition.
Author: Stephen R. Donaldson
Author of The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, one of the most acclaimed fantasy series of all time, master storyteller Stephen R. Donaldson retums with the second book in his long-awaited new science fiction series--a story about dark passions, perilous alliances, and dubious heroism set in a stunningly imagined future. Beautiful, brilliant, and dangerous, Morn Hyland is an ex-police officer for the United Mining Companies--and the target of two ruthless, powerful men. One is the charismatic ore-pirate Nick Succorso, who sees Morn as booty wrested from his vicious rival, Angus Thermopyle. thermopyle once made the mistake of underestimating Morn and now he's about to pay the ultimate price. Both men think they can possess her, but Morn is no one's trophy--and no one's pawn. Meanwhile, withing the borders of Forbidden Space, wait the Amnioin, an alien race capable of horrific atrocities. The Amnion want something unspeakable from humanity--and they will go to unthinkable lengths to get it. In Forbidden Knowledge, Stephen R. Donaldson spins a galaxy-wide web of intrigue, deception, and betrayal that tightens with inexorable strength around characters and readers alike. From the Paperback edition.
Author: Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
A nine-thousand-year-old conspiracy. Three families. One secret. The epic race to uncover history's greatest mystery has begun. Beneath the sparkling blue water of a remote Pacific atoll, a merciless killer stalks an underwater archaeological dig. His goal: to bring his employer---billionaire industrialist Holden Ironwood---an impossible artifact that proves a lost civilization's knowledge of astronomy was thousands of years ahead of its time. At the same time, in the Armed Forces DNA Identification Lab in Maryland, haunted young researcher David Weir risks his freedom to identify a handful of people with nothing in common except their nonhuman genes---genes that he shares. While in the Arctic tundra, a deadly airborne assault on a pipeline crew propels young paleogeologist Jessica MacClary into the innermost circles of her staggeringly wealthy and powerful family as she learns the astonishing secret her ancestors have defended since the beginnings of recorded history. Now these three strangers on their separate quests to unlock their pasts are unexpectedly driven into violent collision, only to discover that together they hold the key to answering the ultimate question of humanity's origins---provided the U.S. Air Force doesn't stop them first. . . . Acclaimed New York Times bestselling novelists Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens once again bring their unique blend of relentless suspense and cutting-edge science to a page-turning story of adventure that spans the globe and millennia of human history, racing from long-buried ruins in Cornwall and the casinos of Atlantic City to the forgotten caves that protect a shocking revelation that will tear the veil off the true history of humankind. With a mystery more profound than Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, and scientific speculation more provocative than Michael Crichton's Next, Search is an adrenaline-fueled, action-packed thriller that goes beyond wild theories of ancient astronauts and sunken empires to suggest a startling new vision of the birth of human civilization.
Author: T V Padma
Publisher: Tulika Books
Ten fictional stories about children in various points of history, based on facts with extensive research bibliography. Snippets alongside add information without intruding into the enjoyment of the story. The book ends with a visual activity section.
Author: MJ Prince
Publisher: Royal Press
SECRET HEIR is the first book of the all new DYNASTY trilogy. A loose adaption of Romeo and Juliet but with a fantastical twist, this saga of feuding Dynasties, forbidden love, betrayal, royal scandals and power struggles for the crown promises to ensnare, captivate and shatter then leave readers clawing for more.
Author: JB Duvane
Publisher: JB Duvane
When the games you play involve lies and manipulation, the consequences can be more horrifying that you can imagine. Sometimes the only way out is to give in to your forbidden desires. Evan: Zoe is like family to me. I’ve practically raised her ever since her dad checked out with his gambling addiction. Now he’s dead, but still owes millions to some gangsters, and they want to take Zoe as a payoff. Then they plan on selling her to recoup their losses. She doesn’t know anything about this deal. I can’t bear to tell her what her dad has done. I’ve tried everything to pay them what they say they’re owed. But they’re still after both of us and time is running out. I’m terrified these men will catch up with her and I’ll never see her again. But more than that, I’m terrified of the feelings I have for her. Of what might happen between the two us if she stays with me. Zoe: I hate Evan. He’s always trying to run my life. He humiliated me, practically dragging me off the street in front of my friends. And now he’s telling me I have to get on a plane and go with him. But he won’t tell me where. He won’t even tell me why. I’m an adult now and I’m not going to let him treat me like this. The only problem is … If I hate him so much, why can’t I stop thinking about him? As I’m crawling out a window, making my escape from him … Why am I so sad? And why do I want so badly to feel his arms around me and his lips on mine? Evan and Zoe both know there are rules about falling in love. Unfortunately, their hearts don’t want to play by the rules. Forbidden Love is a romantic suspense novella of 22k words and is intended for adults. There are some dark scenes that may not be suitable for all readers.
Author: Maisey Yates
A Hunger for the Forbidden Scandalized & Seduced: to desire a Corretti… Alessia Battaglia is a vision in white…as she flees the church. She's abandoned her fiancé, praying that his cousin, Matteo Corretti will come after her. Because there are two things Matteo doesn't know… Alessia is pregnant, and the child is his! The Highest Price to Pay All about the money? Blaise Chevalier intends to discard Ella Stanton's failing business—that is, until he meets her! Cast in the same fiery mold, she's an intriguing adversary. Proud and beautiful, Ella's determined to prove Blaise wrong…if she can just ignore the flicker of attraction burning between them!
Author: Stephen Donaldson
Publisher: Hachette UK
A powerful and intense sf tale from a master storyteller In the far future, gap drives faster-than-light deep space travel, but sometimes this afflicts some with irreparable brain damage. A Zone Implant can turn such a person into a zombie, to protect his shipmates, but it's highly illegal. Ensign Morn Hyland works for the United Mining Company, which is in charge of law enforcement throughout known space. She lives aboard a police ship, together with most of her family; their job is to chase down pirates and other illegals who prey on the weak, or smuggle goods into forbidden space. Her life is nothing out of the ordinary - until she falls in with the pirate Captain Nick Succorso. All of a sudden, the young, strong, beautiful police officer appears to be falling in love - well, lust at least - with the murdering pirate, or so it appears to the folk at the space station's bar. But the real story was quite different ...
Author: John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath during an astonishing burst of activity between June and October of 1938. Throughout the time he was creating his greatest work, Steinbeck faithfully kept a journal revealing his arduous journey toward its completion. The journal, like the novel it chronicles, tells a tale of dramatic proportions—of dogged determination and inspiration, yet also of paranoia, self-doubt, and obstacles. It records in intimate detail the conception and genesis of The Grapes of Wrath and its huge though controversial success. It is a unique and penetrating portrait of an emblematic American writer creating an essential American masterpiece.
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Publisher: Jessica Hawkins
"This is the best slow-burn romance I have ever read."—New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward If I closed my eyes, I could still see them—all blonde sunshine, ocean-blue eyes, and long limbs. The glint of Lake’s gold bracelet. Pink cotton candy on Tiffany’s tongue. My scenery may have changed from heaven to hell, but some things never would: my struggle to do right by both sisters. To let Lake soar. To lift Tiffany up. The sacrifices I made for them, I made willingly. A better man would’ve walked away by now, but I never claimed to be any good. I only promised myself I’d keep enough distance. If I’d learned one thing from my past, it was that love came in different forms. You could love passionately, hurt deep, die young. Or you could provide the kind of firm, steady support someone else could lean on. Lake was everything I wanted, and nothing I could ever have. I was nobody before I knew her and a criminal after. The way to love her was to let her shine—even if it would be for somebody else. Book two in a completed, USA TODAY bestselling love saga.
Author: Jack A. Tobin
Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr
Among Marshallese the ri-bwebwena-to (storyteller) is well known and respected, a living repository and transmitter of traditional history and culture. Here are ninety folktales and stories of historical events, collected and translated into English during the third quarter of the twentieth century. They include tales of origins, humanlike animals, ogres, and sprites -- some malevolent, some playful. Many are presented in the original language and are amplified by extensive commentary.