And oh yeah, there’s five dead bodies, and no one knows how they are connected. Now she’s drawn into a madcap investigation at the casino where she’s managed to snag a job. She must navigate learning her new mage abilities, a topless burlesque show, a jealous girlfriend, gamblers of all varieties, and magical chocolate cake, all while not setting herself or others on fire before the murderer makes her the next victim.
Mia Rugg and her family run an amusement park in California called Charleneland, named after her famous grandmother Charlene, the well-known songstress. They all share the same house, with things getting pretty hectic from time to time, as Mia’s two sisters Maya and Marisa don’t always see eye to eye, while Charlene, being the diva that she is, manages to get on everybody’s nerves pretty much all the time.
All in all, though, things are going well for the enterprising family. At least until a voice doctor is found murdered on one of the park’s most popular attractions, the Haunted Ride, and Mia is forced to cooperate with local police detective Blane Jamison to solve the crime.
A drunk historian, a dodgy entrepreneur and a lost Inca Treasure. Has rookie geologist Sam Harris bitten off more than she can chew?
Sam is a woman in a man’s world – overlooked and underpaid, but resilient and passionate. Desperate for her first job, she accepts a contract exploring for gold in the remote rainforests of Sierramar. When she uncovers a clue to a treasure buried deep within the jungle, she is sent on an expedition to find it, but one of her colleagues is plotting to seize the hoard and will kill to get his hands on it.
A man of God returns to Hell, Michigan, after serving 7 years in prison.
Seeking God’s direction in his new life, Daniel is led to a place called Sodom and Gomorrah–the city’s BDSM club where he runs into Nineveh, a woman trapped in a bad situation with no way out.
Daniel fearlessly enters the lion’s den to rescue her, but quickly learns that saving her will take more of him than he ever imagined.
Mike is sure he has hit rock bottom after his wife leaves him. Little does he realize that it’s just the beginning and things are about to get worse. A lot worse.
But all is not as it seems and soon he is forced to face the truth of his past in order to protect his future.
Intense and fast-paced, this ride will have you on the edge of your seat.
Sometimes, relationships can be deadly.
Terri thought she was marrying a strong, loving man, only to find that beneath that handsome face lies something cold, brutal, and dangerous. After years of abuse, her husband takes things a little too far, and Terri finally summons the courage to take matters into her own hands and make her escape.
But freedom comes at a price.
In a time before legends had yet been born…
Married to the powerful leader of her people, safe among those gifted with great ability, Magda Searus is protected from a distant world descending into war. But when her husband, a man who loved life and loved her, unexpectedly commits suicide, she suddenly finds herself alone. Because she is ungifted herself, without her husband she no longer has standing among her people, and she finds herself isolated in a society that seems to be crumbling around her.
Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It’s a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It’s a place where she can meet people from all over the world, and make friends. Gaming is, for Anda, entirely a good thing.
But things become a lot more complicated when Anda befriends a gold farmer — a poor Chinese kid whose avatar in the game illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from developed countries with money to burn. This behavior is strictly against the rules in Coarsegold, but Anda soon comes to realize that questions of right and wrong are a lot less straightforward when a real person’s real livelihood is at stake.
An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui
This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.
A young woman hired to keep the books at a down-at-the-heels nightclub is taken under the wing of the infamous Gloria Denton, a mob luminary who reigned during the Golden Era of Bugsy Siegel and Lucky Luciano. Notoriously cunning and ruthless, Gloria shows her eager young protégée the ropes, ushering her into a glittering demimonde of late-night casinos, racetracks, betting parlors, inside heists, and big, big money. Suddenly, the world is at her feet–as long as she doesn’t take any chances, like falling for the wrong guy. As the roulette wheel turns, both mentor and protégée scramble to stay one step ahead of their bosses and each other.
Pregnant with the Sheikh’s heir…
Sheikh Raschid Al Kadah and Evie Delahaye’s high-profile affair has lasted for two intensely passionate years. But their relationship must come to an end when Raschid is expected to marry an Arabian princess. Until Evie discovers she’s pregnant with his child…
Originally published in 1999
America, how well do you know your history?
- Who quelled a coup d’etat by putting on a pair of reading glasses?
- Which U.S. senator was nearly caned to death on the Senate floor?
- Which first lady refused to serve alcohol in the White House?
- What famous inventor was called to find the assassin’s bullet in President Garfield’s back?
- Which successful candidate for president insisted on telling the truth about his sex scandal?
- Which beloved ex-president raced with death and poverty to write his best-selling memoirs and which famous humorist came to his rescue?
- Which president carefully read the trial notes of 303 condemned Sioux warriors and spared all but 38 from the hangman’s noose?
- Which “four-eyed” future president beat up a drunken bully in a saloon?
In the lush, tropical world of Martinique where slavery is a distant memory and voodoo holds sway, Emilie Dujon discovers that her fiancé, a rich sugar planter, has been unfaithful. Desperate to leave him, she elicits the aid of a voodoo witch doctor and is lured into a shadowy world of black magic and extortion. When the volcano known as Mount Pelée begins to rumble and spew ash, she joins a scientific committee sent to investigate the crater. During the journey she meets Lt. Denis Rémy, an army officer with a mysterious past.
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