When a deadly virus sweeps the country, Vivian sets out for California in hopes of seeing the daughter she gave up for adoption. Then her car breaks down and she’s faced with a choice: give up or accept a ride from redneck brothers, Angus and Axl. Vivian knows getting in the car with strangers is a risk, but with time running out, she’s willing to do whatever it takes to reach her daughter.
The virus is spreading, and by the time the group makes it to California, most of the population has already been wiped out. When the dead start coming back, Vivian and the others realize that no electricity or running water are the least of their concerns. Now Vivian must learn how to be a mom under the most frightening circumstances, cope with Angus’s aggressive mood swings, and sort out her growing attraction to his brooding younger brother, Axl.
On a warm May evening in the spring of 1979, the people of Heartsridge, Massachusetts, are living the American dream. Families are gathered for barbecues. Kids are playing in front yards. Gardens are being kept.
Meanwhile, Kara Price stumbles home through the woods, raped and beaten, her life shattered by a wicked act of violence, perpetrated by one of the town’s most beloved and public figures.
Surrounding Kara is a cast of compelling and nefarious characters—a violent-tempered mayor who can do no wrong in the eyes of the town, a sheriff bound by the rules and plagued by a guilty conscience, a father bent on revenge, a serial killer in the midst of an identity crisis.
Kitty Crawford reached for stardom and fell hard. Now, in desperate need of some way to make ends meet, she skulks back to her hometown of Asheville. Unfortunately, the employment offers are slim pickings for a has-been whose sole talent is being able to cry on cue.
That is, until one odd turn leads to another, which leads to the little-known profession of Personal Mourning. Here, the better Kitty can fake it, the more dollars she’ll find stacked up in her bereft bank account. Talk about a role she was born to play!
And townsfolk are just dying to hire her. Her first gig casts her as the bereaved girlfriend of one newly deceased Chase McCormick, someone she would never have dated in life. Still, Kitty will have to act like her life depends on it, because–OMG!–it does.
What could be more difficult than knowing that you are born for a predetermined destiny? Maybe…, trying to change it!
644BC, Mithra was born between hate and love, when her father’s tribe was fighting against her mother’s clan! Her father was a lord commander of the Mannaeans troop and her mother an Assyrian princess from her father’s enemy’s ground; a strange but burning love. They died at the same time, but in different places, her father on the battlefield as the Assyrian warriors’ screams echoed into the mountain, showing his severed head, and her mother birthing her. Maybe fate did not dare impose this loss on them. Mithra was born when her mother was asking help from her Assyrian gods, she had a strange birthmark on her face, and she inherited her mother’s face, a wild Assyrian beauty, no wonder her father’s tribe hated her.
After an incident with a hot-air balloon causes college-dropout Sally Webber to lose her job, she sets off to find direction in her life. Crashing into a teleporting alien, however, is not on her to-do list.
Now she’s on the run from TV-drama-loving aliens, and things are just getting started. Zander won’t stop reeling her into life-or-death situations to save her planet, as he waits for his laser-wielding sister to search the universe for him. Though Sally isn’t quite sure if he wants to save Earth from annihilation, or just quell his curiosity of all things human.
Now she’s got to find lost alien emissaries, as well as a job, and stop the planet from getting incinerated in the process. But with Zander as her roommate, what could possibly go wrong?
It all started with a song. Eye-opening. Soul-sparking. A song I knew so well, I could taste it on his lips whenever he kissed me.
Ellie Stone’s only goal this summer is to get the Southport Music Festival off the ground without a hitch. But when she meets the funny, sexy, and nerdy Mason Matthews at a concert in Wilmington, they instantly connect on an honest, soul-stirring level.
Maybe you’re an ESL teacher, or maybe you’re an ESL student. Or perhaps you are a language enthusiast who wants to know more about grammar. Whoever you may be, you can find the answers to your deepest questions about grammar in this book.
You may have been used to reading lengthy and stuffy explanations of prepositional phrases and noun phrases, using erudite academic vocabulary. Maybe even your teacher gave you boring lectures about grammar that were not very helpful to you. And you have forgotten the content of those lectures because they were so uninteresting. Or, perhaps you have been an ESL teacher struggling to understand the basic concepts of grammar so you can answer your students’ numerous questions about grammar.
This book is entitled Natural Word Order in English because it provides answers to your grammar questions in a natural and fluent way.
Normally, Wes Grayson would have been attracted to the striking woman with the camera. But this woman has clearly been stalking Amy, his adoptive daughter and the center of his life. And a threat to Amy is a threat to Wes. Laney Fields has no desire to threaten anyone, just a longing to see the child she’d brought into the world six years ago and then been forced to release for adoption. But when she learns that Amy’s adoptive mother has died, Laney becomes determined to play a part in her daughter’s life. Between a man and woman torn by past losses, present fears, and the paradox of their growing fascination for each other, stands one small child. She could be the object of distrust that will drive them apart or the agent of faith in God that can bring them together.
The Private Investigator’s Handbook
Rule #1: Don’t break the law
Rule #2: See Rule #1
…And then there’s Addison Holmes, who makes up her handbook as she goes along.
Addison is licensed to carry and she means business. The only thing getting in her way is a sexy detective, a neighborhood watch from hell, a dead billionaire, a black market sperm bank, and a long lost heir.
A town harbouring dark secrets. People who’ll do anything to hide what they’ve done.
Photographer Isla Wilson is thrilled she’s landed her dream job, but the clients who hired her are getting stranger by the day.
It sounded so perfect – a month’s assignment at the misty, sprawling Scottish Highlands property of brilliant architect Alban McGregor, and his wife, Jessica.
But deep in the woods, there is a chilling playhouse.
Two years ago, the McGregors’ daughter, Elodie, died after being abducted and taken there. Alban refuses to knock the playhouse down, and he keeps a picture of it on his wall.
Everything about Fiona is forbidden.
She’s a party girl with dark desires.
She’s beautiful, irresponsible, irresistible.
She’s my patient. A submissive. Already owned.
I’m her therapist.
I’m past wanting her. Past possessing her. Past bedding her or protecting her.
I’m willing to be self-destructive, negligent, brave, audacious, and stronger than I ever believed possible.
She’s blunt force trauma to the heart.
And she calls another man Master.
In his latest lip-smackin’ cookbook, Dr. BBQ shows how to dress up meat, vegetables, and fruits with 120 brand-new recipes for tantalizing marinades, mouthwatering injections, savory brines, flavorful rubs, delectable glazes, and full recipes for what to make with them. Whether folks want to test their talents at the grill or whip up a stove-top dinner, these flavor-enhancing recipes will take every meal to the next level. Bathe pork chops in Pineapple Teriyaki Marinade, inject a deep-fried turkey with Scottie’s Whiskey-Butter Injection, slather tuna with Sesame Seed Rub—the deliciousness never ends in this must-have manual for those looking to spice things up.
When her FBI agent father is framed for murder, Kylene is forced to move in with her grandfather, back to the small town that turned its back on her, and the boy who betrayed her.
All Ky cares about is clearing her father’s name, but someone won’t let her forget the photo scandal that drove her away two years ago. As the threats gain momentum, Ky finds an unlikely ally in the rookie FBI agent sent to keep an eye on her.
Determined to expose the town’s hidden skeletons, Ky unwittingly thrusts herself into a much bigger plot. They thought she’d forgive and forget. They’re about to learn they messed with the wrong girl.
A Cry from the Dust
But when Gwen stumbles on the ritualized murder of a young college student, her work on the massacre takes on a terrifying new aspect, and research quickly becomes a race against modern-day fundamentalist terror.
The Bones Will Speak
A killer with a penchant for torture has taken notice of forensic expert Gwen Marcey . . . and her daughter.
When Death Draws Near
Death has always been part of Gwen Marcey’s job. But when faced with her own mortality, everything takes on a different hue.
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