When you’re accused of murder, you’d better hide, run, or fight.
The Third Rule is England’s new infallible capital punishment. But absolute proof of guilt is no longer required, so there’s a queue at the Slaughter House doors.
CSI Eddie Collins hasn’t killed anyone, but he knows who has. That’s why he’s on the Slaughter House list, and when a government hunter tracks him down, Eddie has to fight or die.
“If you want to kill serious crime, you have to kill serious criminals.”
Sir George Deacon, Minster of Justice.
Scotia knew her duty: protect the Stone of Destiny at all costs. It was the key to Scotland’s salvation, the reason she’d become the best warrior in the world–as had the generations of women who’d guarded the Stone before her. Yet those women had never been distracted by a man like Ian MacKinnon.
He’d journeyed to her castle to learn her legendary skills so he could exact vengeance against the brutal English mercenaries who’d killed his brother. On the battlefield, Ian wielded his sword with deadly precision. In the bedroom, he became a man of wild passion tempered by infinite tenderness. But soon he would be forced to move on and avenge his clan, leaving Scotia to face a conflict for which she had no training: her duty to the Stone versus her desire to follow her heart.
Advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow doesn’t pack heat–just a few extra pounds. And she doesn’t go looking for trouble. When she moved into her cousin Cara’s refurbished Victorian house, she wasn’t planning on discovering a corpse–certainly not one that had been embalmed ten years before. But as anyone in the small Pittsburgh borough of Avalon could tell her, her cousin’s house has a history attached. A history dating back to two mysterious deaths in the summer of 1949.
Someone wants Leigh and Cara out of the house–someone who has something to hide. But that someone doesn’t know Leigh’s impetuous cousin, and when Cara digs her heels in, Leigh looks to her old college chum, local policewoman Maura Polanski, for help. But the answers the trio find only point to more questions. Were the scandalous deaths of fifty years ago really an accident and a suicide? Or were they murder?
Everything you know about vampires is wrong.
I mean, sure, we do drink blood. And yes, we have fangs, (Have you ever tried to pierce the skin on someone’s neck without them? Okay, probably not, but trust me, it’s next to impossible.) And, yes, a stake to the heart will kill us, but to quote a popular animated movie, “Who wouldn’t that kill?” Other than that, a good old-fashioned beheading will pretty much do it, but not much else.
Everything else you’ve learned from Hollywood and fiction about vampires? It’s generally… well, complete bullshit.
For example, sunlight? Listen, I don’t want to spend any more time in it than I have to, but mostly exposure to sunlight just feels like a bad rash. It doesn’t kill us. Some of us with higher pain thresholds have even taken up tanning. It’s a trend in vampire culture lately. We call it “sunfanging.”
Charles Carruthers is languishing in the crushing heat of a London summer when an old university chum named Davies throws him a lifeline, inviting him on a yachting expedition in the North Sea. It sounds like a lark, but Carruthers finds that the Dulcibella is hardly a yacht, and Davies’s trip is no pleasure cruise. Off the coast of the mysterious Frisian Islands, he has spotted a German fleet, supposedly engaged in hunting for buried treasure. Battling the elements, the two Englishmen find themselves surrounded by the German navy, which is using the fogs of the North Sea to disguise something monstrous—the Kaiser’s plot to launch a sneak attack on the British Isles.
Published more than a decade before World War I began, this groundbreaking spy novel inspired a young Winston Churchill to reinvigorate Britain’s naval defenses, and it remains just as stirring today.
Makynzee has spent all of her life being dependent on people who’ve always disappointed her, especially her abusive mother. Everyone lies to her – her sister, her uncle, even her beloved father. When her mom strips her of her one true love, gymnastics, she’s determined to find and maintain her independence. There’s only one little problem…money. She sets out to find a job as a dancer at a gentelman’s club, but finds Kalil instead. With his looks, money, and charisma any woman would be crazy not to want him and Makynzee’s no different. Falling for him fast she soon discovers some things just arent adding up and Kalil may not be the man she thought he was.
You’re about to discover proven strategies that you can implement today to banish acid reflux from your life! Millions of people suffer the effects that acid reflux can have on their lives, from the physical pain it causes to the long-term health ramifications it can have. Most people realize how much of a burden this condition can have on their lives, but are unable to change their habits, simply because it’s been a part of their lifestyle for so long.
The truth is, if you are suffering the effects of acid reflux and haven’t been able to make the necessary changes to your lifestyle, it’s because you are lacking an effective strategy. This book lets you know exactly what you need to that will help you free yourself from the pain this condition can cause.
Isabella DaSilva hurtles toward California’s central valley wine country in an effort to outrun her past, hoping to lose herself among the vines and make her mark as an intern at a pioneering winery with an impressive reputation.
Jonathan Sauvage is at the helm of the struggling winery — battling demons of his own and unprepared for the arrival of a fiery and opinionated apprentice.
Before long, neither one is sure if they are working together or against each other, but one thing is certain: falling in love just might unravel their chances at finding the futures they thought they wanted.
This book is the first in the Wine Country Romance series, an adult romance series that combines wine fiction with contemporary romance.
Dogs are disappearing. Lucy Hickey-Rios, the Executive Director of Mercy Animal Shelter, is used to reuniting lost dogs with their owners. This is different. More than two dozen dogs have vanished in a matter of days. Lucy and her crew are desperate to find those responsible and return the dogs to their families. Why were they taken? Can Lucy get them back? Just how far will the dognappers go to stop her?
For over three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror readers crave. Now, with the seventh volume of this series, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night.
Encompassed in the pages of The Best Horror of the Year have been such illustrious writers as:
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The day I walked into his boardroom, I had no idea my life was about to change forever. It was supposed to be a simple proposal that would catapult my career. The chance to help Hurst & McCoy save one of their flailing business lines seemed simple enough. However, I never expected that one look at Maxwell McCoy would have me grasping for control. He’s demanding, charming, powerful; most of all he’s beautiful, inside and out. As hard as I fought against the attraction, he broke down my defenses. But he’s hiding things. Even when secrets, lies, and greed threaten everything I have worked so hard for, I couldn’t walk away. There’s no denying, the moment my eyes landed on Maxwell McCoy was the moment I became his.
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Ten years ago I fell in love with a married woman. I walked away so she could be happy, moving across the country to make sure I put space between us. We severed ties, and I promised myself I wouldn’t look back.
Since then I committed to someone else, and we have a child and a life many would wish for. Except, it’s never been enough for me. There’s always been something missing; something I never wanted to admit.
With my own marriage failing, I’m forced to go back to my hometown to bury the man who raised me. I never expected to see her there, and nothing could prepare me for what would happen the moment my arms wrapped around hers again.
Long before Camber was revered as a saint, he was a Deryni noble, one of the most respected of the magical race whose arcane skills set them apart from ordinary humans in the medieval kingdom of Gwynedd.
For nearly a century, Camber’s family has had little choice but to loyally serve the ruling Festils, Deryni usurpers who employed dark magic to wrest the throne from the rightful Haldane liege.
Now, the land suffers under the tyranny of King Imre, whose savage oppression of the human population weighs heavily on Camber’s heart—a heart that is shattered when the despot and his evil mistress-sister, Ariella, cause the death of Camber’s beloved son.
Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food from the Winner of MasterChef Season 3
In her kitchen, Christine Ha possesses a rare ingredient that most professionally-trained chefs never learn to use: the ability to cook by sense. After tragically losing her sight in her twenties, this remarkable home cook, who specializes in the mouthwatering, wildly popular Vietnamese comfort foods of her childhood, as well as beloved American standards that she came to love growing up in Texas, re-learned how to cook. Using her heightened senses, she turns out dishes that are remarkably delicious, accessible, luscious, and crave-worthy.
Millions of viewers tuned in to watch Christine sweep the thrilling MasterChef Season 3 finale, and here they can find more of her deftly crafted recipes. They’ll discover food that speaks to the best of both the Vietnamese diaspora and American classics, personable tips on how to re-create delicious professional recipes in a home kitchen, and an inspirational personal narrative bolstered by Ha’s background as a gifted writer.
Keepers: Two Home Cooks Share Their Tried-and-True Weeknight Recipes and the Secrets to Happiness in the Kitchen
Whether they’re parents, married without kids, or single, most people want to do better at mealtime–they want to put good, nutritious food on the table, they’re looking for a more diverse repertoire of dishes to prepare, and they’d like to enjoy the process more. The problem is they don’t believe they have the time or ability to do it night after night. But it can be done, and Keepers will show them how.
Drawing from two decades of trial-and-error in their own kitchens, as well as working alongside savvy chefs and talented home cooks, Campion and Brennan offer 120 appealing, satisfying recipes ideal for weeknight meals. There’s an array of master recipes for classic dishes with options for substitutions, updated old favorites, one-pot meals, “international” dishes, super-fast ones (shrimp with orange chipotle sauce), and others that reheat well or can be cooked in individual portions.
Peace, Love & Barbecue: Recipes, Secrets, Tall Tales, and Outright Lies from the Legends of Barbecue
A one-of-a-kind collection of recipes, photographs, and behind-the-scenes stories from legendary pitmaster Mike Mills.
In this unique combination of cookbook, memoir, and travelogue, Mike Mills, the unrivaled king of barbecue, shares his passion for America’s favorite cuisine–its intense smoky flavors, its lore and traditions, and its wild cast of characters.
Through conversational anecdotes and black-and-white photographs, readers meet a diverse circle of colleagues and friends and join Mills in a behind-the-scenes tour of the barbecue contest circuit, with stops at some of the best “shrines, shacks, joints, and right-respectable restaurants.”
Also included are prizewinning recipes that have earned Mills his fame and fortune as a barbecue maestro. These 100 recipes will enable anyone with a grill to achieve champion barbecue flavor right in their own backyard. The selection features Mills’ own secret concoctions and treasured family recipes as well as choice contributions from his pitmaster friends, and it covers all manner of barbecued meat and fish, sauces and dry rubs, as well as the sides, soups, and down-home sweets that complete any great barbecue feast.