Of Castles and Kings is the first book in a timeless trilogy of poetic justice and uncompromising truth, bringing the soul of a man—and a city—to life. Paulus Dean is a defiant young gangster who struggles to define his power in a world that has always denied his purpose. Shadowed by the woman he loves, and by the men—and memories—he fears, he treats life as it has treated him, until a murder of retribution forces the reveal of his heart, where a strange redemption is born. Peopled by heroes and hustlers both indiscernible and indestructible, Of Castles and Kings moves from the sharecropping fields of the rural South to the splendor of 125th Street, from the prayers of biblical prophets to that of policy kings, evoking the tragedy of a violent man and the enduring triumph of his ideals.
In the fourth installment of USA Today bestselling author Bree Wolf's emotionally charged 'Love's Second Chance Series', Connor mustfind a way to break through Henrietta's defenses...before the demons ofher childhood separate them for good. He forced her hand. Now, she will deny him her heart. After what her father did to her mother, Henrietta’s worst fears are to be realised when her uncle decides to marry her off to a Scot. Gentleman or not, Henrietta knows that at his core he is still a barbarian.
What will she suffer at the hands of this savage? Connor Brunwood, Marquis of Rodridge, can’t believe he fell head over heels in love with this thin, pale twig of a girl. However, the moment he saw her, he knew he had to make her his wife. If only she didn’t hate his guts! However, when his life is suddenly in danger, an assassin lying in wait, everything they thought they knew is put to the test. Will Henrietta betray her husband or stand by his side? Will she take the opportunity to rid herself of him forever? Or will she risk everything to save his life…as well as her heart? *Although certain characters appear in multiple books, 'Abandoned & Protected - The Marquis' Tenacious Wife' can be read as a stand-alone.
However, in order to avoid spoiler, I'd advise against reading them out of order. Love's Second Chance Series #1 Forgotten & Remembered - The Duke's Late Wife #2 Cursed & Cherished - The Duke's Wilful Wife #3 Despised & Desired - The Marquess' Passionate Wife #4 Abandoned & Protected - The Marquis' Tenacious Wife #5 Ruined & Redeemed - The Earl's Fallen Wife #6 Betrayed & Blessed - The Viscount's Shrewd Wife #7 Deceived & Honoured - The Baron's Vexing Wife (coming April 24, 2018) More to follow
The Velvet Glove is an exclusive men's club. Members come for the food, the comfortable atmosphere, and service a man can't get elsewhere. Top or bottom, there's something for everyone at the Glove, and heat waits beyond closed doors. Daniel seems spoiled and bratty, but what he needs is a firm hand. Zane has been watching Daniel for a long time, and he thinks he knows just what to do. He takes Daniel on, but can he prove that he can see what Daniel needs? Kestrel makes sure everything runs smoothly at the Velvet Glove. He takes care of everyone, but who takes care of him? Bartender Jim has some good ideas about making Kestrel happy, but when he asks Kes to join him on a date, will things go as he plans? Sampson is too tall to be anything but awkward outside, but in the Velvet Glove he shines, confident in his ability as a top. When he meets Alain, it breaks Sampson's heart. Alain has been without a top, and any kind of touch, for too long. Can Sampson prove himself and win Alain's heart? Kytan and Rivan love what they have, but they know they need more.
When two emotionally damaged young men find their way into Ky and Van's lives, they decide they've found the perfect family. Can they convince Hinton and Jewel they know what's best?
Dan Rhodes, the sheriff of Blacklin County, Texas, has seen more than his share of strange events during his time in office-most recently he exorcised a ghost from the county jail and he has always tolerated the banter between his elderly jailer and dispatcher. However, not even Hack and Lawton's friendly word play could have prepared him for the group of writers that have descended upon Blacklin County. When Vernell Lindsey, Clearview's newly published romance novelist, decides to hold a romance writer's convention, residents think this will finally get their town on the map. They are even more excited when they learn that former Clearview resident Terry Don Coslin will headline the event-Terry Don is now the most sought after male cover model for these very novels. Rhodes doesn't understand why so many people are interested in writing, but this becomes the least of his concerns when a local aspiring novelist is found dead in her room at the college. Was her death the work of a jealous rival? Or did her new book get a bit too close to certain people's real lives? As he investigates, Rhodes begins to learn more about the publishing industry and some sordid facts Terry Don. Is he at all connected to the murder? When another murder occurs, Rhodes receives the unwelcome aid of two aspiring novelists, eager to switch from romance to mysteries. Their theories are a little too far from the truth, but Rhodes does make some headway on his own. Relying on his trademark common sense and cunning and the help of his deputy sheriff Ruth Grady, Rhodes is able to solve the murders although he still can't figure out why so many people want to write a novel.
The world of Colonial America comes vibrantly to life in this masterful new historical thriller by Robert McCammon. The latest entry in the popular Matthew Corbett series, which began with Speaks the Nightbird and continued in The Queen of Bedlam, Mister Slaughter opens in the emerging metropolis of New York City in 1702, and proceeds to take both Matthew and the reader on an unforgettable journey of horror, violence, and personal discovery. The journey begins when Matthew, now an apprentice “problem solver” for the London-based Herrald Agency, accepts an unusual and hazardous commission. Together with his colleague, Hudson Greathouse, he agrees to escort the notorious mass murderer Tyranthus Slaughter from an asylum outside Philadelphia to the docks of New York. Along the way, Slaughter makes his captors a surprising--and extremely tempting--offer. Their response to this offer will alter the course of the novel, setting in motion a series of astonishing, ultimately catastrophic events. Mister Slaughter is at once a classic portrait of an archetypal serial killer and an exquisitely detailed account of a fledgling nation still in the process of inventing itself. Suspenseful, illuminating, never less than compulsively readable, it is, by any measure, an extraordinary achievement, the largest accomplishment to date from one of our most gifted--and necessary--writers.
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.
Many countries around the world block or filter Internet content, denying access to information--often about politics, but also relating to sexuality, culture, or religion--that they deem too sensitive for ordinary citizens. Access Denied documents and analyzes Internet filtering practices in over three dozen countries, offering the first rigorously conducted study of this accelerating trend.