My Steadfast Heart (The Thorne Brothers Trilogy, Book 1)

Author: Jo Goodman

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 1614173214

Category: Fiction

Page: 425

View: 917

Colin Thorne finds his way out of a London workhouse but at the cost of losing his two younger brothers. With an uncertain future ahead of him, Colin makes seafaring his life until the inexorable pull of revenge draws him back to London. The debt owed to him by the Earl of Weybourne will be paid. Weybourne Park has been Mercedes Leydon's home her entire life. Now serving as the estate's manager and caretaker of her uncle's two children, Mercedes knows the earl's frequent absences are what make Weybourne Park a home. But the earl's gaming has taken its toll and she and her young cousins are faced with losing everything to a devil-of-a-stranger calling in a debt that can't be paid. Casting caution aside, Mercedes will make a new bargain with this devil. If it's her soul he wants—or her body—she will give it to him and stake her own claim on his steadfast heart. AWARDS: USA Today bestselling Author REVIEWS: "Difficult to put down. Ms. Goodman gets better and better." ~Old Book Barn Gazette THE THORNE BROTHERS TRILOGY, in series order: My Steadfast Heart My Reckless Heart With All My Heart

Close Knit Killer

Author: Maggie Sefton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110162390X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6990

Springtime in Fort Connor, Colorado, is a breeze until a veteran con man shows up in town. Everyone—including the House of Lambspun knitters—is up in arms, and once again it’s up to Kelly Flynn to untangle the threads of a complicated crime… Years ago Jared Rizzoli operated a Ponzi scheme that defrauded countless Fort Connor residents—including Barbara, one of the shop’s knitters. Jared went to jail for his crime, but after being released for good behavior, he’s back to ruin more lives. When Jared is found dead in his car outside of Lambspun, Barbara becomes a prime suspect, much to the shock of the knitting community. Kelly and her friends now need to sort through a long list of fleeced suspects to pin the crime on the true killer…

Cocktail Noir

From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets

Author: Scott Deitche

Publisher: Reservoir Square Books

ISBN: 9781941947005

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 1273

A "look at the intertwining of alcohol and the underworld--represented by authors of crime both true and fictional and their glamorously disreputable characters, as well as by real life gangsters who built Prohibition-era empires on bootlegged booze. [The book] celebrates the potent potables they imbibed and the watering holes they frequented, including some bars that continue to provide a second home for crime writers"--Amazon.com.

Good Pussy Bad Pussy in Captivity

Author: A. Aimee

Publisher: Bedroom Books

ISBN: 9781782799429

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 7147

Sex. Deceit. Lust. Captivity. And maybe the love of a lifetime. Just when Rachel thought she could settle down with the man of her dreams, life takes a dramatic turn and she finds herself getting sucked into a web of dangerous deceit and sexual intrigue. From the House of Sin on Cap Ferrat to an isolated Buddhist monastery in the mountains of upstate New York, Rachel once again finds herself on the battle field of our times, both sexually and emotionally. Then, in a blinding flash of insight that lays bare the haunted alleyways of her soul, she realizes that things are not what they seem to be. Will she find her way out of captivity or will she remain in the shackles of the old world order?"

Nightwood Theatre

A Woman's Work is Always Done

Author: Shelley Scott

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 1897425554

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

View: 7998

Nightwood Theatre is by far the longest-running and most influential feminist theatre company in Canada. Since 1979 it has been a producer of new works by Canadian women, and a provider of opportunities for women theatre artists. It has also been the "home company" for some of the biggest names in Canadian theatre, such as Ann-Marie MacDonald.

Blood and Kisses

Author: James H Longmore

Publisher: Hellbound Books Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780998636993

Category: Fiction

Page: 466

View: 6339

The collection from the writer of horror novels 'Pede and Tenebrion - 18 short stories, 5 flash fiction and even a poem - all skin-crawling, soul-shredding tales of terror, of the darkest things that skulk amongst the night's inky shadows, and of the everyday gone horribly awry.

The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction

Author: Edward James,Farah Mendlesohn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521016575

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

View: 4688

Science fiction is at the intersection of numerous fields. It is a literature which draws on popular culture, and which engages in speculation about science, history, and all types of social relations. This volume brings together essays by scholars and practitioners of science fiction, which look at the genre from these different angles. It examines science fiction from Thomas More to the present day, and introduces important critical approaches including Marxism, postmodernism, feminism and queer theory. A number of well-known science fiction writers contribute to this volume.

Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia

The horror, fantasy, and scifi films

Author: Thomas Weisser,Yuko Mihara Weisser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889288512

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 325

View: 386

Those familiar with the author's previous forays into the world of Hong Kong Cinema and Spaghetti Westerns will know pretty much what to expect here, and it falls far short of any dictionary definition of "essential". Short, cursory capsule reviews, short on insight, style and cultural context and high on typographical and factual errors, accompanied by an arbitrary star rating from one to four. The main virtue of Weisser's self-published book is its rigorously completist approach. Even though it states that it is not the aim to include every single film from Japan ever released, with separate editions available for a more complete look at Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Sex Films, and one planned for animation ("pleae check our subsiquent books" [sic], Weisser writes in the intro for the fourth edition), this initial volume certainly covers a lot of films and does give quite a good indication as to how much is actually out there.

The Encyclopedia of Misinformation

A Compendium of Imitations, Spoofs, Delusions, Simulations, Counterfeits, Impostors, Illusions, Confabulations, Skullduggery, Frauds, Pseudoscience, Propaganda, Hoaxes, Flimflam, Pranks, Hornswoggle, Conspiracies & Miscellaneous Fakery

Author: Rex Sorgatz

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352343

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 382

The Encyclopedia of Fakery is a compendium of misinformation, deception, and self-delusion throughout history. The lens is wide—fakery is examined in the context of science and advertising, humor and law, sports and video games. Entries span eclectic topics: Artificial Intelligence, Auto-Tune, Chilean Sea Bass, Clickbait, Cognitive Dissonance, Cryptids, False Flag Operations, Gaslighting, Gerrymandering, Kayfabe, Laugh Tracks, Milli Vanilli, P.T. Barnum, Photoshopping, Potemkin Villages, Rachel Dolezal, Strategery, Truthiness, and the Uncanny Valley. From A to Z, this is the definitive guide to how we are tricked, and how we trick ourselves.

The Star Fraction

Author: Ken MacLeod

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765301567

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3319

In a turbulent twenty-first-century Britain ruled by an absentee Hanoverian royal family and controlled by US/UN technology cops, security mercenary Mohn Kohn; Janis Taine, a scientist on the run from the US/UN; and Jordan Brown, a teenage refugee from a religious fundamentalist cult, become caught up in a series of events, controlled by a rogue computer program, that could change the world. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Mrs Funnybones

She's just like You and a lot like Me

Author: Twinkle Khanna

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9352141288

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 8578

Full of wit and delicious observations, Mrs Funnybones captures the life of the modern Indian woman a woman who organizes dinner each evening after having been at work all day, who runs her own life but has to listen to her mummyji, who worries about her weight and the state of the country. Based on Twinkle Khanna’s super-hit column, Mrs Funnybones marks the debut of one of our funniest, most original voices.

Harlem Unbound

Author: Chris Spivey,Bob Geis,Alex Mayo,Sarah Hood,Neall Raemonn Price

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998851501

Category: Call of Cthulhu (Game)

Page: 267

View: 6633

Hardback book

A Glimpse of Empire

Author: Jessica Douglas-Home

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780859553216

Category: Durbars

Page: 131

View: 2317

A GLIMPSE OF EMPIRE is the story of a young Anglo-Irish beauty's visit to Delhi for the 1911 Royal Durbar, where a new King, George V, is to be proclaimed Emperor to reinforce the loyalty to the Crown of India's ruling Princes. For a fortnight of relentless ceremony, unheard-of extravagance and imposing military spectacle, in the setting of a vast Tented City complete with its own farms, railway, telegraph and post offices, Lilah Wingfield meets many of the most remarkable colonial characters of the day, including some of the foremost Indian Princes, vying to stage the most lavish display to prove their devotion to the Raj. As the tents are dismantled, Lilah travels through India - to the dangerous Khyber Pass on the Afghan border, to Rajasthan, to the gory sites of the Mutiny and to stay with India's only female Ruler, the Begum of Bhopal. Her diary shows her deepening awareness of the ambivalence of certain maharajahs towards British Rule even while she is being entertained royally in their lakeside palaces. Her Irish upbringing gives her an instinctive feeling for the mixture of their longing for independence and an affection for the mother country. The book is copiously illustrated by her own photographs.

Classical Hits

The Three B's - Bach, Beethoven and Brahms

Author: Johann Sebastian Bach,Ludwig van Beethoven

Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9780793516216

Category: Music

Page: 72

View: 6775

(E-Z Play Today). Featuring 32 themes from favorite compositions, including: Arioso * Sheep May Safely Graze * The Moonlight Sonata * Hungarian Dance No. 5 * and more.

The Oxford Reverse Dictionary

Author: David Edmonds

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606208468

Category: Reference

Page: 403

View: 5359

Have a word on the tip of your tongue? Unlike a thesaurus, where you look up alternatives to a word you know, or a dictionary, which defines a familiar word, this dictionary helps with words you are vaguely aware of, but can't bring to mind. Some 31,000 entries are listed under a wide range of subject areas and key words.

Galactic Ramble

Author: Richard Morton-Jack

Publisher: Foxcote Books

ISBN: 9781905880072

Category: Popular music

Page: 531

View: 8920

'Galactic Ramble' is a study of the 60s and 70s UK music scene. It covers thousands of albums, from pop, rock, psych and prog to jazz, folk, blues and beyond.

The New Penguin Book of American Short Stories, from Washington Irving to Lydia Davis

Author: Kasia Boddy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014119443X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5448

The last 50 years have proved a particularly lively period in the history of the short story form. This new collection gives a full picture of the richness and diversity of this most American of genres from its very beginnings to the present day. The collection offers a freshly stimulating combination of old favourites such as Mark Twain's 'Jim Smiley's Jumping Frog' and Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart', unfamiliar works by well-known authors, such as Ernest Hemingway's 'Out of Season', Stephen Crane's 'An Episode of War' and F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Lost Decade' , and some remarkable stories by wonderful but less well known writers such as Mary Wilkins Freeman and Charles W. Chestnutt who deserve a wider audience. It's a compact book but it covers a lot of ground. There are 31 stories, covering 199 years (that is, the first story was published in 1807; the last is from 2006). The final three authors are Lorrie Moore, Jhumpa Lahiri and Lydia Davis. Table of contents Washington Irving - The Little Man in Black (1807) Nathaniel Hawthorne - Young Goodman Brown (1835) Edgar Allan Poe - The Tell-Tale Heart (1843) Fanny Fern - Aunt Hetty on Matrimony (1851) Mark Twain - Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog (1865) Joel Chandler Harris - The Tar Baby Story (1880) Mary Wilkins Freeman - Two Friends (1887) Charles W. Chesnutt - The Wife of his Youth (1898) Henry James - The Real Right Thing (1899) Stephen Crane - An Episode of War (1899) O. Henry - Hearts and Hands (1903) Sherwood Anderson - The Untold Lie (1917) Ernest HemingwayOut of Season (1923) Edith Wharton - Atrophy (1927) Dorothy Parker - New York to Detroit (1928) Eudora Welty - The Whistle (1938) William Faulkner - Barn Burning (1939) F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Lost Decade (1939) Zora Neale Hurston - Now You Cookin' with Gas (1942) Bernard Malamud - The First Seven Years (1950) Flannery O'Connor - A Late Encounter with the Enemy (1953) John Updike - Sunday Teasing (1956) John Cheever - Reunion (1962) Grace Paley - Wants (1971) Alice Walker - The Flowers (1973) Donald Barthelme - I Bought a Little City (1974) Raymond Carver - Collectors (1975) Richard Ford - Communist (1985) Lorrie Moore - Starving Again (1990) Jhumpa Lahiri - The Third and Final Continent (1999) Lydia Davis - The Caterpillar (2006)