Von seinem Fenster im düsteren Schloß Mitternacht beobachtet Lucas Bell, Ziehkind des Besitzers Sir Randolph, wie eine Reisekutsche einen geheimnisvollen Neuankömmling bringt. Endlich ein Freund für Lucas? Seine Hoffnungen werden mit einem Schlag vernichtet: der Neuling ist nicht nur unfreundlich und völlig verzogen, sondern auch noch ein französisches Mädchen! Was soll er mit so jemandem schon anfangen?
I never look in a mirror. I don’t need to. If I want to see what I look like, I just look at my twin. Daemon and I are identical in every way — from the outside. That’s where it ends. Born five minutes after me, my brother hates that he came second. It irks him that I breathed life into my lungs first. Ever since he’s been trying to steal everything I have. Everything I love. To own it first. Until the day I, Cobra Malone, become president of the Scorpio Stinger MC. I throw him out like the garbage he is. Rotten filth won’t be able to taunt me any longer. How wrong I am. Evil knows no barriers. It stops at nothing. It won’t rest until it gets what it wants. And he wants what is mine. MINE. He wants my woman. My air. My reason for living. I’ll die before I let him take Mia from me. Will this be a battle to the end? Till the last man is left standing? When two wills this strong clash, there will be chaos . . . and blood. Who will win? The God or The Monster?
'With one night in a cheap motel over the bridge and I knew it then in New Jersey Hoboken, having splashed our last few dollars on beer but I wasn't drunk, looking out at all the worn faces just like mine, the charity in desperation, only the poor give, only the poor can truly love. The lost kiddies who walk that path with down slanted looks, their sloping walk, oh every child under this sun should be able to sing to his heart's content, to lament his overbearing freedom, the disintegration of it all is all just a misinterpreted dream, everyone in their secret sadness wants nothing more than to just get along, simply, uncomplicated...compassion and joy and love in all their heart's heaviness...
how unbearable be the weight of an unfulfilled love. In the red morning mist of New Jersey, we awoke in the airport ready to board our flight, dreaming of England and her distant white shores'
The debut novel from a exciting new voice in SF—about what happens after ninety percent of humanity leaves Earth There is an artificial ring around the Earth and it is empty after the Singularity. Either all the millions of inhabitants are dead, or they have been transformed into energy beings beyond human perception. Earth’s population was reduced by ninety percent. Human civilization on Earth is now recovering from this trauma and even has a vigorous space program. Apollo Papadopulos is in training to become the captain of the starship Consensus. Apollo is a unique individual in that he/she/it is not an individual at all, but five separate teenagers who form a new entity. Strom, Meda, Quant, Manuel, and Moira are a pod, as these kinds of personalities are called, genetically engineered to work as one and to be able to communicate non-verbally. As a rare quintet, much relies on the successful training of Apollo, but as more accidents occur, the pod members struggle just to survive.
September 1944. Germany is being pushed back across Europe but the war is not yet won. A fanatical group within the Nazi hierarchy is determined to do whatever is necessary to tip the balance in the Fatherland's favour. Their plan? Pinpoint guided V2 rockets. From across the seas, the Nazis will be able to hit a specific location with a large enough warhead to guarantee precision assassinations.
Their first target: Winston Churchill. Captain Maddox is a veteran of Britain's Special Operations Executive. He is sent behind enemy lines to Finland thwart this new menace.
But finding and stopping the Germans is just the first problem among many. Will the local Finns, battling Soviet Russia, great him as friend or foe? And what of the Red Army, who want the technology for themselves? Worse still, Maddox quickly realises not everyone on his team wants him to make it through the war alive. "When Eagles Burn" is the electrifying first book in the Maddox series. A fast-paced thriller in the style of Alistair McLean, Jack Higgins and Clive Cussler. "Another masterful thriller from Jack Hayes.
A precision guided bomb explodes in London, throwing the British high command into disarray. But the threat comes not from Nazi Germany but from the trackless wastes and endless winter night of occupied Finland. A team of hand-picked soldiers is parachuted into the area with the most specific instructions and one simple objective.
But facing the armed might of both the Nazis and the Red Army isn't their only problem – they have a traitor in their ranks, a man with his own very different agenda. A gripping tale of heroism and treachery." -- James Becker, author of "The Lost Testament" "A cracking read!" -- Roger Hurn, author of "Business is Murder" "A thriller in a class of its own!" -- Matt Lynn, author of the "Black Ops" series.
REGRA # 3: Não olhar para fadas invisíveis. Desde que nasceu, Aislinn sempre viu fadas. Poderosas e perigosas, elas caminham ocultas entre os mortais. Aislinn tenta passar despercebida pois estes seres não gostam de ser descobertos e costumam castigar com crueldade as pessoas que detectam a sua presença. REGRA # 2: Não falar com fadas invisíveis.
Agora as fadas perseguem Aislinn. O rei das fadas Keenan, aterrorizante e sedutor, tenta cativar Aislinn, fazendo perguntas que ela tem medo de responder. REGRA # 1: Nunca chamar a atenção delas. Agora é tarde demais... Keenan, o Rei do Verão anda numa busca incansável pela sua rainha há nove séculos e está determinado a converter Aislinn na sua rainha a qualquer custo. Quando as regras secretas que sempre a tinham protegido deixam de funcionar, de repente está tudo em risco: a sua liberdade; o seu melhor amigo, Seth; a sua vida; tudo. Intrigas sobrenaturais, amores mortais, e confrontos entre reis antigos e expectativas modernas cruzam-se no enredo deste espantoso conto de fadas que Melissa Marr imaginou para o século vinte e um.
First published in 1908, The Old Wives' Tale affirms the integrity of ordinary lives as it tells the story of the Baines sisters--shy, retiring Constance and defiant, romantic Sophia--over the course of nearly half a century. Bennett traces the sisters' lives from childhood in their father's drapery shop in provincial Bursley, England, during the mid-Victorian era, through their married lives, to the modern industrial age, when they are reunited as old women. The setting moves from the Five Towns of Staffordshire to exotic and cosmopolitan Paris, while the action moves from the subdued domestic routine of the Baines household to the siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.