Ill Met By Moonlight is the gripping account of the audacious World War II abduction of a German general from the island of Crete. British special forces officers W. Stanley Moss and Patrick Leigh Fermor, together with a small band of Cretan partisans, kidnapped the general, then evaded numerous German checkpoints and patrols for nearly three weeks as they maneuvered across the mountainous island to a rendezvous with the boat that finally whisked them away to Allied headquarters in Cairo.
Felix Brooke, the orphaned son of an English soldier and an aristocratic Spanish mother, has been raised in the strict, loveless household of his grandfather in Villaverde, Spain. When Felix gains possession of a letter that contains a clue to the whereabouts of his father’s family, he gladly runs away from home to pursue the trail.
His journey from Spain to far-off England begins the adventure of a lifetime.
One of Elizabeth Bowen’s most artful and psychologically acute novels, The House in Paris is a timeless masterpiece of nuance and construction, and represents the very best of Bowen’s celebrated work. When eleven-year-old Henrietta arrives at the Fishers’ well-appointed house in Paris, she is prepared to spend her day between trains looked after by an old friend of her grandmother’s. Little does Henrietta know what fascinations the Fisher house itself contains–along with secrets that have the potential to topple a marriage and redeem the life of a peculiar young boy. By the time Henrietta leaves the house that evening, she is in possession of the kind of grave knowledge that is usually reserved only for adults. “Her most atmospheric book…very eerie and richly descriptive.”–Daily Telegraph (London) “Bowen has flashes of the authentic Jamesian subtlety…. Strikingly terse and original.”–The Christian Science Monitor “A compelling story, inspired with a deep insight into human nature.”–Times Literary Supplement (London)
"Counting Crows" by Mercedes Lackey In Lady Gwynnhwyfar's dark, lonely court, her only ally against her abusive new rapist husband Bretagne is noble childhood crush limping Sir Atremus and her stick-straight plain half-sibling maid Robin. But Gwynn refuses to cast her powerful spell until the king is threatened by treason - and herself by murder. "Drusilla's Dream" by Rachel Lee Night-shift cubicle drone Drusilla day-dreams about her supervisor handsome Miles in an alternate magical world where she is a warrior princess and he a Behemoth Tamer on a quest together. Which is reality? "Moonglow" by author Catherine Asaro In a world where kings marry for magic, Iris must wed Princ was required to wed Prince Jarid - deaf, mute and blind since his mother gave her life for his, aged six. Healing her bridegroom takes the myth of purple power - greater than any ever known.
We catch up with old friends, Breakfast Roll Man and Miss Pencil Skirt, and meet new characters like the Merchant of Ennis, Shylock and the Godfather.
We have late night tea with Brian Lenihan and cross swords with Seanie Fitzpatrick. We learn why the average drug dealer on the side of the street has more in common with the banker than either would care to mention, as we follow the money o in both rackets o from its source at the very top right down to the 'buy now, pay later' deals at rock bottom. Why should we trust the people who got us into this mess in the first place? They were wrong then and they are wrong now. The politicians, bankers and developers think they can hand us the bill and walk away from the carnage. They want us follow a route that will make things worse for the ordinary man on the street while saving the bankers at the top of the tree, insisting that there is no other way. But there is an obvious alternative which has been adopted by every economy that has successfully emerged from this type of crisis. With the same sense of fun as The Pope's Children, David McWilliams makes answering hard questions easy. In his typical breezy style, he suggests where to go from here. To be led up the garden path once in the past ten years is a tragedy; to be led up twice by the same people is unforgiveable. There is an alternative. Follow the Money is an optimistic and uplifting book about that alternative, which is well within our grasp if only we'd wake up and seize it.
This is the series starter and is FREE to download from all retailers! Jessica's Seduction is an erotic romance novella and the first in a hot new series. Jessica's mundane life as a receptionist takes a dramatic turn when Preston Frost comes to town. A successful travel and fashion photographer, self-assured Preston fills in as company head for his dad's refrigeration business when his father takes a holiday. With his good looks and excessive charm, Preston immediately makes a play for Jessica. After resisting him adamantly at first, Jessica soon succumbs to his advances, and the desires of her body and her heart. But can she risk falling for this enigmatic playboy? Adults only 18+