Sara found herself in a little used stairwell several corridors over from Exam Room Three. The observant nurse who’d followed Sara as she dashed down the hallway like a specter found her there, fists clenched against her chest, struggling to breathe, her face as white as the hospital wall she was leaning against, her lips bloodless.
“Dr. Strampein, what’s wrong?” the nurse cried.
Sara turned toward the woman.
“Oh, God,” she moaned as the nurse opened the door and shouted for help.
Life changes unexpectedly and love thrives even in difficult situations. Kaliece Avery learns how true that is when she falls for David Kessler, a man whose secrets could change her life.
Kaliece has finished her sophomore year at the University of Denver and is looking forward to a relaxing summer, but a horrific car accident disrupts her simple plans. Believing David has something to do with her accident she gets sucked into his world while uncovering the truth. A friendship forms between them and she finds herself helplessly falling in love with him. Their relationship and love will be tested when events push David to disclose his secrets to her; secrets that could destroy his life if the world finds out the truth about him. Kaliece must decide if having a life with the man she loves is worth the danger her life is now in because of his secrets.
Aea is an outsider. At age six the clan executed her father and when her mother and sister disappeared, Aea’s life spiraled into chaos.
Suddenly staggering out of the woods, broken by the deadly disease the Field Blight, her mother lays a desperate choice on Aea. To leave the protective forest realm and save her sister from mortal danger.
In a race against time, Aea puts the noose of the Field Blight around not only her own neck, but also that of her unborn child.
Before long, Aea discovers that the world of Erisdün is nothing like she imagined. Surviving the Field Blight might be the least of her concerns, as the great dragon dispatches his army to retrieve the Keystone Bone.
The bone of a God is the only component that will prevent the Arch Demon from breaking free. Powers as old as time itself are about to set the world on fire.
Love is the last thing on Jack Harrington’s mind when he sets out to meet Andi Walsh’s flight. Recently back to work after spending more than a year tending to his comatose wife, Jack is focused on getting through each day and caring for his three daughters. However, the moment he sets eyes on Andrea Walsh, the interior designer who has come to decorate the hotel his company is building in Newport, Rhode Island, Jack begins to wonder if Andi might be his second chance. After a disastrous marriage, Andi, single mom to a hearing-impaired son, isn’t exactly looking for love, either, but that’s what she finds with Jack. The two embark on a long-distance relationship fraught with challenges as they balance the needs of their children and dueling careers while Jack continues to care for his wife, Clare.
Years after clean energy ended the world’s reliance on fossil fuels, a lull of peace encompasses all of humanity. Some think we should travel to the distant corners of the galaxy, others oppose the idea, thinking that the harnessed singularity reactors are unnatural.
When a terrorist group attacks the Lunar colony, members of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force are divided as a result of the incursion.
Years later, Lieutenant Commander Kyle Torres comes face to face with old friends, as he’s thrown into an assignment that could change everything: a reconnaissance mission with huge implications for humanity and science alike.
A young adult fantasy about the ancient gods in modern times.
A teen becomes entangled with the gods of Mount Olympus when Thanatos, the god of death, wants to meet her. He makes a deal with his father, Hades, to go to the upperworld. The deal requires that a murder be avenged with the help of his sisters, the Furies.
Part paranormal romance and part adventure story, this trilogy follows Therese’s adventures as she struggles to overcome challenges by the gods her in her quest to become like them.
An inhuman terrorist attack on a London school leaves the world in a state of shock, although it is not long before nations unite in their stand against what has happened. The perpetrators are quickly hunted down and dealt with, and leaders from across the globe agree to visit London for a huge memorial parade in honor of the dead.
Although it appears that the attackers were ‘lone wolves’, inspired by online propaganda, Mark Cole – US special operations legend and leader of Force One, America’s elite covert anti-terrorism unit – is not convinced. His daughter Michiko, a computer genius who works with the unit, has found evidence of a financial trail between the attackers and elements of the Iranian government, and he fears that the attack might have been state-sponsored and therefore part of a bigger, unknown plan.
Cole decides to investigate himself, and follows the procurement trail of the terrorists’ weapons, a journey which takes him from the Corsican gangs of Marseilles to the gunrunners of Serbia, and eventually leads him into the dangerous interior of Iran itself.
From the moment that he first shook up the world in the mid 1950s, Elvis Presley has been one of the most vivid and enduring myths of American culture.
Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley is the first biography to go past that myth and present an Elvis beyond the legend. Based on hundreds of interviews and nearly a decade of research, it traces the evolution not just of the man but of the music and of the culture he left utterly transformed, creating a completely fresh portrait of Elvis and his world.
This volume tracks the first twenty-four years of Elvis’ life, covering his childhood, the stunning first recordings at Sun Records (“That’s All Right,” “Mystery Train”), and the early RCA hits (“Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Don’t Be Cruel”). These were the years of his improbable self-invention and unprecedented triumphs, when it seemed that everything that Elvis tried succeeded wildly.
Over forty years ago, Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during our most basic social interactions. More than five million copies later, Dr. Eric Berne’s classic is as astonishing and revealing as it was on the day it was first published.
We play games all the time—sexual games, marital games, power games with our bosses, and competitive games with our friends. Detailing status contests like “Martini” (I know a better way), to lethal couples combat like “If It Weren’t For You” and “Uproar,” to flirtation favorites like “The Stocking Game” and “Let’s You and Him Fight,” Dr. Berne exposes the secret ploys and unconscious maneuvers that rule our intimate lives.
Explosive when it first appeared, Games People Play is now widely recognized as the most original and influential popular psychology book of our time. It’s as powerful and eye-opening as ever.
In the pre-Katrina glow of New Orleans, Amanda Salassi is anxious about chaperoning her daughter’s sixth-grade field trip to the Big Easy during Halloween. And then her worst fears come true. Her daughter’s best friend, Sarah, disappears amid the magic and revelry—gone, without a trace.
Unable to cope with her guilt, Amanda’s daughter sinks into depression. And Amanda’s husband turns destructive as he watches his family succumb to grief. Before long, Amanda’s whole world has collapsed.
Amanda knows she has to save herself before it’s too late. As she continues to search for Sarah, she embarks on a personal journey, seeking hope and purpose in the wake of so much tragedy and loss.
Keep your diet simple, healthy, and delicious with The Big Book of Paleo Slow Cooking, the slow cooker recipe book for anyone following the paleo diet.
Well-respected and widely read paleo blogger, Natalie Perry, is here to show you the best main courses she has to offer with The Big Book of Paleo Slow Cooking. She doesn’t stop there, though. You’ll also enjoy filling and simple breakfasts, tasty lunches, invigorating snacks, and sweets and desserts to tie everything together. All paleo-friendly, and all easily prepared in your trusty slow cooker.
Don’t spend every night preparing dinners for you and your family when the time tested slow cooker solution is available. With beautiful photography and step-by-step instructions, Perry shows you how to flawlessly make more than 200 recipes that fit the paleo diet. Don’t wait to try out exquisite dishes like Lemon-Garlic Wings with Cracked Pepper Sauce, Butternut Squash and Apple Soup, Thai Green Curry with Lobster, Zucchini “Flatbread”, and Nut-Free Fudgy Brownie Cake!
Home-loving Laurie thinks she’s happy – she has a safe, reliable boyfriend and working in her local library is what she thought she always wanted. That is until she inherits a vintage Ferrari from her eccentric Uncle Miles and the conditions of the inheritance are far from simple. To keep the car Laurie will have to drive across Europe with the gorgeous but unreliable Cameron Matthews as her guide… and Cam’s motives for helping are not all that altruistic.
Cam isn’t particularly thrilled about escorting his late pal Miles’ dull mouse of a niece on this wild goose chase but all he has to do is get Laurie safely to Italy and he’s sure the Ferrari is his.
But Uncle Miles had a few tricks up his sleeve and the route he’s planned takes Cam and Laurie on a road trip they’ll never forget.
From William Shakespeare’s series of history dramas to Sir Walter Scott and George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, not to mention the smash-hit TV show Game of Thrones, the British civil war of 1455 to 1485 has inspired writers more than any other.
Ed West’s My Kingdom for a Horse illuminates the bloody war fought for thirty long years between the descendants of King Edward III in a battle for the throne. Named after the emblems used by the two leading families, the Houses of York and Lancaster, the title of the conflict gives it a romantic feel that probably wasn’t as apparent to those on the battlefield having swords shoved into their eyes. And, for all the lovely heraldry and glamorous costumes of the era, the war saw the complete breakdown of the medieval code of chivalry in which prisoners were spared, which makes it even better drama.
The first installment in Giles Milton’s outrageously entertaining series, History’s Unknown Chapters: colorful and accessible, intelligent and illuminating, Milton shows his customary historical flair as he delves into the little-known stories from the past.
There’s the cook aboard the Titanic, who pickled himself with whiskey and survived in the icy seas where most everyone else died. There’s the man who survived the atomic bomb in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And there’s many, many more.
Covering everything from adventure, war, murder and slavery to espionage, including the stories of the female Robinson Crusoe, Hitler’s final hours, Japan’s deadly balloon bomb and the emperor of the United States, these tales deserve to be told.
Lyrical, poetic, and hypnotizing, The Coming tells the story of a people’s capture and sojourn from their homeland across the Middle Passage–a traumatic trip that exposed the strength and resolve of the African spirit. Extreme conditions produce extraordinary insight, and only after being stripped of everything do they discover the unspeakable beauty they once took for granted. This powerful, haunting novel will shake readers to their very souls.