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Will of Steel


Title : Will of Steel
Author : Diana Palmer,Brenda Jackson
Publisher: Harlequin
Total pages: 512 pages
ISBN: 1460398327
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A MAN OF STEEL It takes a hard and determined person to be a rancher in Medicine Ridge, Montana. No man is harder than police chief Theodore Graves, and no man is more determined to keep his uncle's ranch in the family instead of being sold to developers—but one woman might be. The ranch was coowned by Jillian Sanders's uncle, and she's just as resolved to stay on the ranch. The only problem is she and Theodore fight like cats and dogs. And their uncles' wills stipulate that in order to keep the land, they must be married… FREE BONUS STORY INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! Texas Wild by New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson Megan Westmoreland needs answers about her family's past, and Rico Claiborne is the man to find them. But when the truth comes out, will Rico offer her more than a shoulder to lean on?


Where We Live: Las Vegas Shooting Benefit Anthology


Title : Where We Live: Las Vegas Shooting Benefit Anthology
Author : Mike Allred,Brian Michael Bendis,Ivan Brandon,Kurt Busiek,Amy Chu,Kelly Sue Deconnick,Neil Gaiman,Kieron Gillen,Mike Mignola,Mark Millar,James Robinson,Brandon Graham,Rob Williams
Publisher: Image Comics
Total pages: 336 pages
ISBN: 153431010X
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ÒOn October 1, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada suffered the worst mass shooting in modern American history, resulting in 58 deaths and over 500 injured. It broke my heart. Las Vegas is my home. I felt like something needed to be done to help in a unique way. JH WILLIAMS III, Artist and Curating Editor This "unique way" was the genesis of the WHERE WE LIVE anthologyÑa riveting collection of both fictional stories and actual eye-witness accounts told by an all-star line-up of the top talent working in comics today. All the creators have graciously volunteered their time and talent to help bring some sense to this senseless act and, in the process, raise money for the survivors and their families. The book will include a variety of perspectives with key themes exploring gun violence, common sense gun control, value of a compassionate society, mental health stigmatization, aftermath of tragedy and how individuals and communities persevere and an appreciation of Las Vegas as a vibrant community. 100% of the proceeds for the WHERE WE LIVE anthology will be donated to Route 91 Strong, a non-profit organization.


The Caves of Steel


Title : The Caves of Steel
Author : Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Spectra
Total pages: 288 pages
ISBN: 0307792412
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A millennium into the future two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov's Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions. But when a prominent Spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer. The relationship between Life and his Spacer superiors, who distrusted all Earthmen, was strained from the start. Then he learned that they had assigned him a partner: R. Daneel Olivaw. Worst of all was that the "R" stood for robot--and his positronic partner was made in the image and likeness of the murder victim!


Ring of Fire III


Title : Ring of Fire III
Author : Eric Flint
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
Total pages: 512 pages
ISBN: 1618248170
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Let's do the "Time Warp" again! Another anthology of rollicking, thought- provoking collection of tales by a star-studded array of top writers such as bestseller Mercedes Lackey and Eric Flint himself all set in Eric Flint's phenomenal Ring of Fire series. After a cosmic accident sets the modern-day West Virginia town of Grantville down in war-torn seventeenth century Europe, these everyday, resourceful Americans must adapt or be trod into the dust of the past. Rock on, Renaissance! A cosmic accident sets the modern West Virginia town of Grantville down in war-torn seventeenth century Europe. It will take all the gumption of the resourceful, freedom-loving up-timers to find a way to flourish in mad and bloody end of medieval times. Are they up for it? You bet they are. The third rollicking and idea-packed collection of Grantville tales edited by Eric Flint, and inspired by his now-legendary 1632. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).


Urban Green Man


Title : Urban Green Man
Author : Janice Blaine,Adria Laycraft
Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
Total pages: 280 pages
ISBN: 1770530398
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The stories in this anthology are ripe with magic of new beginnings and will change the way you look at life, forever. With an introduction by Charles deLint Urban Green Man is a large anthology of urban and contemporary short literature; from an international cast of authors. Every story follows the theme of renewal surrounding the mythology of the Green Man.


The Book of Swords


Title : The Book of Swords
Author : George R. R. Martin,Robin Hobb,Scott Lynch,Garth Nix
Publisher: Bantam
Total pages: 544 pages
ISBN: 0399593772
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New epic fantasy in the grand tradition—including a never-before-published Song of Ice and Fire story by George R. R. Martin! Fantasy fiction has produced some of the most unforgettable heroes ever conjured onto the page: Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melniboné, Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Classic characters like these made sword and sorcery a storytelling sensation, a cornerstone of fantasy fiction—and an inspiration for a new generation of writers, spinning their own outsize tales of magic and swashbuckling adventure. Now, in The Book of Swords, acclaimed editor and bestselling author Gardner Dozois presents an all-new anthology of original epic tales by a stellar cast of award-winning modern masters—many of them set in their authors’ best-loved worlds. Join today’s finest tellers of fantastic tales, including George R. R. Martin, K. J. Parker, Robin Hobb, Scott Lynch, Ken Liu, C. J. Cherryh, Daniel Abraham, Lavie Tidhar, Ellen Kushner, and more on action-packed journeys into the outer realms of dark enchantment and intrepid derring-do, featuring a stunning assortment of fearless swordsmen and warrior women who face down danger and death at every turn with courage, cunning, and cold steel. FEATURING SIXTEEN ALL-NEW STORIES: “The Best Man Wins” by K. J. Parker “Her Father’s Sword” by Robin Hobb “The Hidden Girl” by Ken Liu “The Sword of Destiny” by Matthew Hughes “‘I Am a Handsome Man,’ Said Apollo Crow” by Kate Elliott “The Triumph of Virtue” by Walter Jon Williams “The Mocking Tower” by Daniel Abraham “Hrunting” by C. J. Cherryh “A Long, Cold Trail” by Garth Nix “When I Was a Highwayman” by Ellen Kushner “The Smoke of Gold Is Glory” by Scott Lynch “The Colgrid Conundrum” by Rich Larson “The King’s Evil” by Elizabeth Bear “Waterfalling” by Lavie Tidhar “The Sword Tyraste” by Cecelia Holland “The Sons of the Dragon” by George R. R. Martin And an introduction by Gardner Dozois


Enemies & Allies


Title : Enemies & Allies
Author : Kevin J. Anderson
Publisher: Harper Collins
Total pages: 336 pages
ISBN: 0061915599
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“[A] fun read….Batman and Superman meet in this retro-flavored novel set amid the Cold War sensibilities of the 1950s.” —USA Today The Dark Knight meets the Man of Steel in Enemies & Allies—the thrilling story of the first-ever meeting between Batman and Superman, brilliantly imagined by New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson. One of today’s most popular writers pits the iconic superheroes against Lex Luthor and the Soviets—and each other—in a spellbinding story of destiny and duty set against the backdrop of America’s Cold War era.


Anthology of Pedal Steel Guitar


Title : Anthology of Pedal Steel Guitar
Author : DEWITT SCOTT
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Total pages: 164 pages
ISBN: 1609749464
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This book definitely falls into the category of one of those books no pedal steel player should be without! Written by Pedal Steel Hall of Fame member, DeWitt Scott, this fine text teaches the styles and techniques of playing contemporary pedal steel guitar. In addition, solos are presented by many of todays greatest steel guitar artists such as Buddy Emmons, Lloyd Green, Mike Smith, Nils Tuxen, Weldon Myrick, Paul Franklin, Jerry Byrd, DeWitt Scott and Doug Jernigan. In notation and tablature. All audio for the book is available as a free download. E9 Chromatic Tuning.


Steel Chair to the Head


Title : Steel Chair to the Head
Author : Nicholas Sammond
Publisher: Duke University Press
Total pages: 379 pages
ISBN: 0822386828
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The antagonists—oiled, shaved, pierced, and tattooed; the glaring lights; the pounding music; the shouting crowd: professional wrestling is at once spectacle, sport, and business. Steel Chair to the Head provides a multifaceted look at the popular phenomenon of pro wrestling. The contributors combine critical rigor with a deep appreciation of wrestling as a unique cultural form, the latest in a long line of popular performance genres. They examine wrestling as it happens in the ring, is experienced in the stands, is portrayed on television, and is discussed in online chat rooms. In the process, they reveal wrestling as an expression of the contradictions and struggles that shape American culture. The essayists include scholars in anthropology, psychology, film studies, communication studies, and sociology, one of whom used to wrestle professionally. Classic studies of wrestling by Roland Barthes, Carlos Monsiváis, Sharon Mazer, and Henry Jenkins appear alongside original essays. Whether exploring how pro wrestling inflects race, masculinity, and ideas of reality and authenticity; how female fans express their enthusiasm for male wrestlers; or how lucha libre provides insights into Mexican social and political life, Steel Chair to the Head gives due respect to pro wrestling by treating it with the same thorough attention usually reserved for more conventional forms of cultural expression. Contributors. Roland Barthes, Douglas L. Battema, Susan Clerc, Laurence de Garis, Henry Jenkins III, Henry Jenkins IV, Heather Levi, Sharon Mazer, Carlos Monsiváis, Lucia Rahilly, Catherine Salmon, Nicholas Sammond, Phillip Serrat, Philip Sewell


The Man from Krypton


Title : The Man from Krypton
Author : Glenn Yeffeth
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Total pages: 229 pages
ISBN: 1941631584
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Leading writers discuss, debate, and celebrate the legend of Superman in this anthology, contending that his legend is a truly American myth. Superman was an immigrant with little more than the clothes on his back and raised by simple farmers, absorbing their humble values. He always chose to do the right thing, fighting for truth, justice, and the American way, and represents America at its best. The in-depth analyses of the comics, films and cartoons are at turns funny, philosophical, insightful, and personal, exploring every aspect of the Superman legend.


Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men


Title : Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men
Author : Julian C. Chambliss
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total pages: 255 pages
ISBN: 1443871044
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Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men explores the changing depiction of superheroes from the comic books of the 1930s to the cinematic present. In this anthology, scholars from a variety of disciplines including history, cultural studies, Latin American studies, film studies, and English examine the superheros cultural history in North America with attention to particular stories and to the historical contexts in which those narratives appeared. Enduring comic book characters from DC and Marvel Comics including Superman, Iron Man, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Avengers are examined, along with lesser-known Canadian, Latino, and African-American superheroes. With a sweep of characters ranging from the Pulp Era to recent cinematic adaptations, and employing a variety of analytical frameworks, this collection offers new insights for scholars, students, and fans of the superhero genre.


Hendrix


Title : Hendrix
Author : MJ Fields,Chelsea Camaron
Publisher: Ballantine Group
Total pages: 216 pages
ISBN: 1508788804
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USA TODAY BESTSELLER • Perfect for fans of J. S. Scott and Emma Chase, Hendrix introduces the wild and sexy Caldwell boys—three brothers who are living up to their legendary names in Detroit Rock City. Hendrix Caldwell wants nothing more than to revitalize the family bar—and tear down every last reminder of his no-good father. But business isn’t the only thing on his mind. An explosive encounter with a stranger at a charity masquerade is just the distraction he craves, with no names and no strings attached. For Hendrix, sex is casual, and love is a four-letter word. His commitment is to his brothers, his bar, and his bike. So why can’t he stop thinking about the naughty Cinderella who rocked his world, then left him—and her panties—behind? Olivia Hemmingway knows fairytales are for little girls. Drowning in debt and hiding a shameful secret, she won’t be saved by a knight in tattooed armor, no matter how mind-blowing their one-night stand may have been. Olivia never expects to meet her masked lover again. But when she takes a job at Hendrix Caldwell’s bar, her sexy new boss seems all too familiar. And once the lights go out and the music is turned up, the sparks between them burn hotter than ever. Praise for Hendrix and the Caldwell Brothers series “MJ Fields and Chelsea Camaron really know how to steam things up—with sizzling romance, pulse-pounding excitement, and bad boy heroes to die for!”—New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff “What happens when two worlds collide not once, but twice? Wow. There are so many books I want from this series.”—Reading Renee “I loved seeing the family dynamics and bond these three brothers have.”—Twinsie Talk “I can’t wait to dive into more of the Caldwell brothers’ stories.”—The Book Enthusiast Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


A Man and His Watch


Title : A Man and His Watch
Author : Matt Hranek
Publisher: Artisan Books
Total pages: 176 pages
ISBN: 1579658199
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“I’ve paged through stacks of books on the history of watches. . . . But I hadn’t come across a book that actually moved me until I picked up A Man and His Watch. The volume is filled with heartfelt stories.” —T: The New York Times Style Magazine Paul Newman wore his Rolex Daytona every single day for 35 years until his death in 2008. The iconic timepiece, probably the single most sought-after watch in the world, is now in the possession of his daughter Clea, who wears it every day in his memory. Franklin Roosevelt wore an elegant gold Tiffany watch, gifted to him by a friend on his birthday, to the famous Yalta Conference where he shook the hands of Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill. JFK’s Omega worn to his presidential inauguration, Ralph Lauren’s watch purchased from Andy Warhol’s personal collection, Sir Edmund Hillary’s Rolex worn during the first-ever summit of Mt. Everest . . . these and many more compose the stories of the world’s most coveted watches captured in A Man and His Watch. Matthew Hranek, a watch collector and NYC men’s style fixture, has traveled the world conducting firsthand interviews and diving into exclusive collections to gather the never-before-told stories of 76 watches, completed with stunning original photography of every single piece. Through these intimate accounts and Hranek’s storytelling, the watches become more than just timepieces and status symbols; they represent historical moments, pioneering achievements, heirlooms, family mementos, gifts of affection, and lifelong friendships.


Dead Man\'s Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West


Title : Dead Man\'s Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West
Author : John Joseph Adams
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
Total pages: 416 pages
ISBN: 1781164517
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HOW THE WEST WAS WEIRD! From a kill-or-be-killed gunfight with a vampire to an encounter in a steampunk bordello, the weird western is a dark, gritty tale where the protagonist might be playing poker with a sorcerous deck of cards, or facing an alien on the streets of a dusty frontier town. Here are twenty-three original tales—stories of the Old West infused with elements of the fantastic—produced specifically for this volume by many of today’s finest writers. Included are Orson Scott Card’s first “Alvin Maker” story in a decade, and an original adventure by Fred Van Lente, writer of Cowboys & Aliens. Other contributors include: Tobias S. Buckell * David Farland * Alan Dean Foster * Jeffrey Ford * Laura Anne Gilman * Rajan Khanna * Mike Resnick * Beth Revis * Fred Van Lente * Walter Jon Williams * Ben H. Winters * Christie Yant * Charles Yu *


The Weird


Title : The Weird
Author : Jeff VanderMeer,Ann VanderMeer
Publisher: Tor Books
Total pages: 1152 pages
ISBN: 1466803193
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From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of dark and strange stories that transcend all known genre boundaries. Together these stories form The Weird, and its practitioners include some of the greatest names in twentieth and twenty-first century literature. Exotic and esoteric, The Weird plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities. You won't find any elves or wizards here...but you will find the biggest, boldest, and downright most peculiar stories from the last hundred years bound together in the biggest Weird collection ever assembled. The Weird features 110 stories by an all-star cast, from literary legends to international bestsellers to Booker Prize winners: including William Gibson, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King, Angela Carter, Kelly Link, Franz Kafka, China Miéville, Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, M. R. James, Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake, and Michael Chabon. The Weird is the winner of the 2012 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Unexpected Love


Title : Unexpected Love
Author : Heather Chapman,Mandi Ellsworth,Paula Kremser,Ashtyn Newbold
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Total pages: 256 pages
ISBN: 1462127487
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Around the turn of the century, matches were made for all sorts of reasons--whether to keep a family together or simply to make ends meet. But love has a way of turning up in the most unexpected places! With four historical romance stories in one, this fun anthology will sweep you from the dance floors of aristrocacy to the hearths of country living, leading to love through the most unusual circumstances.


Superman: The Death of Superman (2016 Edition)


Title : Superman: The Death of Superman (2016 Edition)
Author : Dan Jurgens,Jerry Ordway,Louise Simonson,Roger Stern
Publisher: DC
Total pages: 224 pages
ISBN: 1401269702
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THE EPIC EVENT THAT SHOCKED A NATION AND CHANGED SUPERMAN FOREVER! Doomsday. A creature with single-minded purpose of death and destruction. He has landed on Earth, laying waste to anything--and anyone--who dares stand in his way. The Justice League makes a valiant, but ultimately desperate, attempt to stop the unknown juggernaut. When the beast nears Metropolis, Superman answers the call to stop him. And then the unthinkable happens. The Man of Steel...is dead. Join DAN JURGENS (SUPERMAN: LOIS & CLARK), JERRY ORDWAY (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN), LOUISE SIMONSON (SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL), and many more as they bring you the seminal moment in the history of the DC Universe and the world itself. Collects ACTION COMICS #18-20, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #496-498, SUPERMAN #73-75, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #17-19, and for the first time ever in a collected edition, NEWSTIME: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SUPERMAN.


No Man\'s Land: Fiction from a World at War


Title : No Man\'s Land: Fiction from a World at War
Author : Pete Ayrton
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Total pages: 504 pages
ISBN: 1605987093
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From the trenches to the home front, the most profound fiction inspired by World War I—and a moving memorial to the twentieth century's most cataclysmic event. The Great War gave birth to some of the twentieth century’s most celebrated writing; from D. H. Lawrence to Siegfried Sassoon, the literature generated by the war is etched into collective memory. But it is in fiction that we find some of the most profound insights into the war’s individual and communal tragedies, the horror of life in the trenches, and the grand farce of the first industrial war. Featuring forty-seven writers from twenty different nations, representing all the main participants in the conflict, No Man’s Land is a truly international anthology of World War I fiction. Work by Erich Maria Remarque, Willa Cather, William Faulkner, and Rose Macaulay sits alongside forgotten masterpieces such as Stratis Myrivilis’s Life in the Tomb, Raymond Escholier’s Mahmadou Fofana, and Mary Borden’s The Forbidden Zone. No Man’s Land is a brilliant memorial to the twentieth century’s most cataclysmic event.


House of Steel


Title : House of Steel
Author : David Weber
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
Total pages: 448 pages
ISBN: 1625790988
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An all_new David Weber Honorverse short novel,_I Will Build a House of Steel, chronicling the early days of the Manticoran Star Kingdom and the reign of King Roger. Have you ever finished the latest Honor Harrington novel from David Weber and wished you could linger in Webers Honorverse just a bit longer?_ Now you can with this treasure trove of tech, specs, and insights on David Webers mega best_selling Honor Harrington series._ Orbital characteristic of key planets, regimental order of the Royal Navy, backstory on the history and drama of the Star Kingdoms birth and early days¾youll find it all here, thoughtfully arranged by the Bureau 9 Weber research group, and overseen by David Weber himself. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).


The Sword & Sorcery Anthology


Title : The Sword & Sorcery Anthology
Author : Robert E Howard,C L Moore,Fritz Leiber,Poul Anderson
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Total pages: 480 pages
ISBN: 1616960930
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Blood will flow, heads will roll, dragons will soar, and the dead shall rise. Journey to ancient cities ruled by sinister mages, storm-tossed seas where monsters dwell, mysterious towers full of ancient secrets, and dark dungeons with untold treasures. From Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian to George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire, join the legendary heroes and villains in nineteen epic adventures that are sure to bring out the barbarian in you. Anti-hero Elric infiltrates a band of mercenaries to match wits with a powerful sorcerer. With her trio of dragons, Daenerys Stormbringer makes a fool’s bargain with slave traders. A mage’s apprentice, the young Grey Mouser uses newfound power to battle an evil duke. Conan breaks into the Tower of the Elephant to steal a spectacular jewel with a dark secret. Despite her drunkard’s ways, Malmury slays an old sea troll before facing his powerful daughter.


Pistols and Petticoats (A Historical Western Romance Anthology)


Title : Pistols and Petticoats (A Historical Western Romance Anthology)
Author : Barbara Ankrum,Adrienne deWolfe,Sharon Ihle
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
Total pages: 344 pages
ISBN: 1614175691
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From bestselling authors Barbara Ankrum, Adrienne deWolfe and Sharon Ihle come three fresh novellas, featuring three firebrand ladies, each determined to make her mark while making her match. ETHAN'S BRIDE - 27,000 word sequel to CHASE THE FIRE (Wild Western Hearts, Book 4) Violet Bradford desperately wants a child. Believing herself barren, she answers Dr. Ethan Walker's advertisement for a mail-order bride in Colorado, knowing he only wants one thing: a mother for his young daughter. Surely the joys of motherhood can compensate for a loveless marriage. But Ethan's broken heart won't stop tugging at hers. And Ethan soon realizes he must risk his heart again or risk losing it all. SHADY LADY - 26,000 word prequel to DEVIL IN TEXAS (Lady Law & The Gunslinger Series, Book 1) Fiery singing sensation, Sadie Michelson, thinks falling in love is bad for business—until William "Cass" Cassidy, a hotheaded gunslinger, sets his sights on wooing her. But when a Texas Ranger arrives in Dodge City to extradite Cass for a crime of passion, Sadie must use all her wits and wiles to lure the law from her man's trail. And that means risking everything—including Cass's love. BAREBACK BRIDE - 25,000 word sequel to THE BRIDE WORE SPURS (The Inconvenient Bride Series, Book 1) Expert horsewoman, Shannon Winterhawke runs away from home to join the Buffalo Bill Wild West extravaganza. Shannon is hired on the spot, but the show's head horseman, Seth Edwards, simply sees another flighty gal looking for a cowboy fling before settling down with some unsuspecting fool. But all bets are off as Shannon slowly sneaks into Seth's heart and lassoes him with his own rope.


Chapter One, An Anthology


Title : Chapter One, An Anthology
Author : Various Authors
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
Total pages: 172 pages
ISBN: 1622872940
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An anthology of short fiction with stories diversified as its authors: from battlefield reality to suicide intervention, historical non-fiction to crime family escapades, foster care horror to heroes' journeys, a breadth of tales to hold interest and capture attention. Readers encounter a range of talent to make them cry, laugh, reminisce and astound.


Web-Spinning Heroics


Title : Web-Spinning Heroics
Author : Robert Moses Peaslee,Robert G. Weiner
Publisher: McFarland
Total pages: 271 pages
ISBN: 0786491671
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"This volume traverses boundaries of medium, genre, epistemology, and discipline in insightful, passionate essays that move forward the study of one of the world's most beloved characters. The book is crafted for fans, creators, and academics alike. Foreword by Tom DeFalco, with poetry and afterword by Gary Jackson (winner of the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize)"--Provided by publisher.


The Columbia Anthology of Japanese Essays


Title : The Columbia Anthology of Japanese Essays
Author : Steven D. Carter
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Total pages: 512 pages
ISBN: 0231537557
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A court lady of the Heian era, an early modern philologist, a novelist of the Meiji period, and a physicist at Tokyo University. What do they have in common, besides being Japanese? They all wrote zuihitsu—a uniquely Japanese literary genre encompassing features of the nonfiction or personal essay and miscellaneous musings. For sheer range of subject matter and breadth of perspective, the zuihitsu is unrivaled in the Japanese literary tradition, which may explain why few examples have been translated into English. The Columbia Anthology of Japanese Essays presents a representative selection of more than one hundred zuihitsu from a range of historical periods written by close to fifty authors—from well-known figures, such as Matsuo Basho, Natsume Soseki, and Koda Aya, to such writers as Tachibana Nankei and Dekune Tatsuro, whose works appear here for the first time in English. Writers speak on the experience of coming down with a cold, the aesthetics of tea, the physiology and psychology of laughter, the demands of old age, standards of morality, the way to raise children, the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the thoughts that accompany sleeplessness, the anxiety of undergoing surgery, and the unexpected benefits of training a myna bird to say "Thank you." These essays also provide moving descriptions of snowy landscapes, foggy London, the famous cherry blossoms of Ueno Park, and the appeal of rainy vistas, and relate the joys and troubles of everyone from desperate samurai to filial children to ailing cats.


The Anthology of Porthos


Title : The Anthology of Porthos
Author : Kathleen Clare
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Total pages: 388 pages
ISBN: 1483615189
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Everyone and everything has a beginning and an end. That includes The Three Musketeers. As a prequel to Alexandr Dumas The Three Musketeers this story follows Porthos, the friendly giant, on his journey to obtain the tunic of a musketeer. In the course of his quest, he inadvertently comes across two unlikely men, whom he befriends and thus the three of them become Frances most historical three. One of the qualifications to become a musketeer is go on a campaign or do something of worth. With brawn and with his companions by his side, he does.


NovoPulp Anthology - Volume 3


Title : NovoPulp Anthology - Volume 3
Author : Niamh Brown,David R. Grigg,M. J. Kobernus,Lacerant Plainer,Erik Menches,Jim Rudnick,Paul Pavlinovich,H. David Blalock,Chris Dangerfield,Tantra Bensko,William J. Jackson,Daniel Scott White
Publisher: Hermit Studio
Total pages: 200 pages
ISBN:
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NovoPulp: The Speculative Fiction Anthology - Volume 3 The NovoPulp Anthology is back with it's third volume of speculative fiction, written by and for those who love the genre. Pushing boundaries, asking questions, demanding answers, and even providing some. Bringing back the best of Pulp! The stories in this volume range from the deeply thought-provoking (such as Death of a Universe by Lacerant Plainer), through the heart-breaking (Perfect by Chris Dangerfield), through classic hard-sf (such as Salvage by M. J. Kobernus and Nothing At All by H. David Blalock), to the just plain fun (Star-Crossed Lawlessness by William J. Jackson). "An eclectic collection of Speculative Fiction short stories." - OnlineBookClub.org "NovoPulp is an exciting and promising initiative." - Himmelskibet Magazine "Like the cover, the NovoPulp Anthology will take the reader back to this golden age of speculative fiction." - StrangerViews.com This is the third NovoPulp anthology to be published by Hermit Studio. Learn more at: http://www.NovoPulp.com http://www.HermitStudio.com


An Anthology of American Folktales and Legends


Title : An Anthology of American Folktales and Legends
Author : Frank de Caro
Publisher: Routledge
Total pages: 414 pages
ISBN: 1317476999
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For folklorists, students, as well as general readers, this is the most comprehensive survey of American folktales and legends currently available. It offers an amazing variety of American legend and lore - everything from Appalachian Jack tales, African American folklore, riddles, trickster tales, tall tales, tales of the supernatural, legends of crime and criminals, tales of women, and even urban legends.The anthology is divided into three main sections - Native American and Hawaiian Narratives, Folktales, and Legends - and within each section the individual stories explore the myriad narrative traditions and genres from various geographic regions of the United States. Each section and tale genre is introduced and placed in its narrative context by noted folklorist Frank de Caro. Tale type and motif indexes complete the work.


Love You, Hate You, Love You


Title : Love You, Hate You, Love You
Author : Tadeusz Hutyra
Publisher: BookRix
Total pages: 366 pages
ISBN: 3736883358
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‘ No matter what, Juliet ‘ Having you, my Juliet and though drama is hanging in the air. How many times we danced in the open air sweetly in arms. How many times our kisses brought us into glamorous palaces of love. How many times our minds were no longer deserts but oasis of loving hearts. Even though our constellation is far from the starry one I love you with all my heart. No matter what shall happen no one and nothing shall separate us. We are the lovers of all times larger than life you and me, Romeo and Juliet.


Harry Harrison Anthology (10 Stories)


Title : Harry Harrison Anthology (10 Stories)
Author : Harry Harrison
Publisher: eBookIt.com
Total pages: 1144 pages
ISBN: 1456614738
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Compiled in one book, the essential collection of stories by Harry Harrison: Arm of the Law DEATHWORLD THE ETHICAL ENGINEER The K-Factor THE MISPLACED BATTLESHIP NAVY DAY Planet of the Damned The Repairman Toy Shop The Velvet Glove


Have Baby, Need Billionaire & The Sarantos Secret Baby


Title : Have Baby, Need Billionaire & The Sarantos Secret Baby
Author : Maureen Child,Olivia Gates
Publisher: Harlequin
Total pages: pages
ISBN: 146038394X
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Two fan-favorite stories of powerful men…wrapped around their babies' little fingers Have Baby, Need Billionaire by Maureen Child Simon Bradley has certainly never met—or gone to bed with—Tula Barrons. He'd remember that. Still he lets Tula and her infant cousin—a child she claims is his—stay in his mansion until he has proof of paternity. Having Tula near reveals something that gives him the perfect opportunity for revenge…but does he risk it? The Sarantos Secret Baby by Olivia Gates Aris Sarantos is her family's hated adversary. But that doesn't stop Selene Louvardis from wanting him. Or taking one forbidden night with him. When he later storms back into her life and discovers she's had his child, nothing stops the ruthless billionaire from claiming his own. Not her family, not the business and certainly not something as inconvenient as love.


Anthology of World Scriptures


Title : Anthology of World Scriptures
Author : Robert E. Van Voorst
Publisher: Nelson Education
Total pages: 416 pages
ISBN: 1305888006
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With ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES, 9th Edition your students will encounter the most notable and instructive sacred texts from major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. They will also examine scriptures from new religious movements including Baha’i, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Christian Science Church, and the Unification Church. Most introductory textbooks talk about world religions; this anthology lets them speak for themselves. This anthology presents scripture readings in context, showing students how each religion is actually practiced today, as well as introducing its history, teachings, organization, ethics, and rituals. These selections are supported by introductions, study questions, glossaries, extensive footnotes, timelines, scriptural charts, and suggestions for further reading by the editor. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


The Kentucky Anthology


Title : The Kentucky Anthology
Author : Wade Hall
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Total pages: 896 pages
ISBN: 0813138442
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Long before the official establishment of the Commonwealth, intrepid pioneers ventured west of the Allegheny Mountains into an expansive, alluring wilderness that they began to call Kentucky. After blazing trails, clearing plots, and surviving innumerable challenges, a few adventurers found time to pen celebratory tributes to their new homeland. In the two centuries that followed, many of the world's finest writers, both native Kentuckians and visitors, have paid homage to the Bluegrass State with the written word. In The Kentucky Anthology, acclaimed author and literary historian Wade Hall has assembled an unprecedented and comprehensive compilation of writings pertaining to Kentucky and its land, people, and culture. Hall's introductions to each author frame both popular and lesser-known selections in a historical context. He examines the major cultural and political developments in the history of the Commonwealth, finding both parallels and marked distinctions between Kentucky and the rest of the United States. While honoring the heritage of Kentucky in all its glory, Hall does not blithely turn away from the state's most troubling episodes and institutions such as racism, slavery, and war. Hall also builds the argument, bolstered by the strength and significance of the collected writings, that Kentucky's best writers compare favorably with the finest in the world. Many of the authors presented here remain universally renowned and beloved, while others have faded into the tides of time, waiting for rediscovery. Together, they guide the reader on a literary tour of Kentucky, from the mines to the rivers and from the deepest hollows to the highest peaks. The Kentucky Anthology traces the interests and aspirations, the achievements and failures and the comedies and tragedies that have filled the lives of generations of Kentuckians. These diaries, letters, speeches, essays, poems, and stories bring history brilliantly to life. Jesse Stuart once wrote, "If these United States can be called a body, Kentucky can be called its heart." The Kentucky Anthology captures the rhythm and spirit of that heart in the words of its most remarkable chroniclers.


Harlequin Presents September 2013 - Bundle 2 of 2


Title : Harlequin Presents September 2013 - Bundle 2 of 2
Author : Sharon Kendrick,Melanie Milburne,Kim Lawrence,Victoria Parker
Publisher: Harlequin
Total pages: 192 pages
ISBN: 1459255119
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Harlequin Presents brings you four new titles for one great price, available now for a limited time only from September 1 to September 30! Look for glamorous international settings, powerful men and passionate romances in these four stories by USA TODAY bestselling authors. This Harlequin Presents bundle includes A Whisper of Disgrace by Sharon Kendrick, Never Say No to a Caffarelli by Melanie Milburne, Captivated by Her Innocence by Kim Lawrence and A Reputation to Uphold by Victoria Parker. Look for 8 new exciting stories every month from Harlequin Presents!


The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Volume 1: The Medieval Period - Second Edition


Title : The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Volume 1: The Medieval Period - Second Edition
Author : Joseph Black,Leonard Conolly,Kate Flint,Isobel Grundy,Don LePan,Roy Liuzza,Jerome J. McGann,Anne Lake Prescott,Barry V. Qualls,Claire Waters
Publisher: Broadview Press
Total pages: 920 pages
ISBN: 1460400348
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In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations throughout, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, offering additional perspectives both on individual texts and on larger social and cultural developments. Innovative, authoritative, and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature embodies a consistently fresh approach to the study of literature and literary history. The second edition of volume one of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature includes considerably more of Langland's Pier’s Plowman than appears in the first edition, and includes for the first time the work of John Gower. Also new to the bound book component of the anthology is the York Crucifixion Play, and additional work by Chaucer. With this volume as with the others, material continues to be added on an ongoing basis to the website component of the anthology.


Forbidden Territory & Forbidden Temptation


Title : Forbidden Territory & Forbidden Temptation
Author : Paula Graves
Publisher: Harlequin
Total pages: pages
ISBN: 1460386051
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WALKING AWAY FROM DANGER IS NOT AN OPTION FOR THESE MEN! FORBIDDEN TERRITORY Lieutenant McBride has no time for psychics—he has a kidnapper to catch and a little girl to rescue. But the honey-haired Lily Browning with the golden eyes sees things no one else does—including his own tragic secret. With a child's life at stake, he must trust Lily…even as each step plunges them deeper into danger and the uncharted territory of irresistible desire. FORBIDDEN TEMPTATION On a manhunt for the killer named Orion, hotshot criminal profiler Daniel Hartman is trying to put his ghosts to rest. Orion's latest target is Rose Browning, a matchmaker with a gift for predicting true love. Tempted by secrets she can't reveal, Daniel insists on offering some very personal protection. But can he safeguard this raven-haired beauty before his desire for revenge becomes an obsession?


The Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature


Title : The Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature
Author : Peter E. Knox,J. C. McKeown
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Total pages: 656 pages
ISBN: 0199910723
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Though the wonders of ancient Roman culture continue to attract interest across the disciplines, it is difficult to find a lively, accessible collection of the full range of the era's literature in English. The Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature provides a general introduction to the literature of the Roman empire at its zenith, between the second century BC and the second century AD. Two features of this extraordinarily fertile period in literary achievement as evidenced by this anthology are immediately and repeatedly clear: how similar the Romans' view of the world was to our own and, perhaps even more obviously, how different it was. Most of the authors included in the anthology wrote in Latin, but as the anthology moves forward in time, relevant Greek texts that reflect the cultural diversity of Roman literary life are also included, something no other such anthology has done in the past. Roman literature was wonderfully creative and diverse, and the texts in this volume were chosen from a broad range of genres: drama, epic, philosophy, satire, lyric poetry, love poetry. By its very nature an anthology can abbreviate and thus obscure the most attractive features of even a masterpiece, so the two editors have not only selected texts that capture the essence of the respective authors, but also have included accompanying introductions and afterwords that will guide the reader in pursuing further reading. The presentations of the selections are enlivened with illustrations that locate the works within the contexts of the world in which they were written and enjoyed. The student and general reader will come away from this learned yet entertaining anthology with a fuller appreciation of the place occupied by literature in the Roman world.


An Anthology of Chartist Poetry


Title : An Anthology of Chartist Poetry
Author : Peter Scheckner
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Total pages: 353 pages
ISBN: 9780838633458
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Chartist poetry was written by and for workers. In contrast with the portrayal of workers by mainstream Victorian writers, Chartist verse is intellectual, complex, and socially conscious and reflects an international outlook.


Djogbachiachuwa: the Liberian Anthology


Title : Djogbachiachuwa: the Liberian Anthology
Author : Syrulwa Somah
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Total pages: 179 pages
ISBN: 1477145079
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Djogbachiachuwa is an attempt by the Liberian Literature Project 2012 set forth by the Liberian History, Education & Development, Inc. (LIHEDE) to close this literary gap. It is also an attempt to have the rest of the world to read more of Liberian literature through the eyes of Liberians other than themselves. It is believed that people who do not know their own history, culture or language have nothing of worth and beauty to pass on to successive generations, and is thus doomed and condemned to perpetual warfare and poverty. The Liberian Literature Anthology Project 2012 is an endeavor to depart from this self-defeating historical trend to produce an Anthology of Liberian literature that draws on the tradition of each ethnic subgroup in Liberia.


An Immoral Anthology


Title : An Immoral Anthology
Author : Anonymous
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Total pages: pages
ISBN: 1465532951
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Masked


Title : Masked
Author : Lou Anders
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total pages: 416 pages
ISBN: 9781439168837
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WELCOME TO THE SECOND “GOLDEN AGE” OF SUPERHEROES AND HEROINES Superheroes have come a long way since the “Man of Steel” was introduced in 1938. This brilliant new collection features original stories and novellas from some of today’s most exciting voices in comics, science fiction, and fantasy. Each marvelously inventive tale shows us just how far our classic crusaders have evolved—and how the greatest of heroes are, much like ourselves, all too human. In “Call Her Savage,” MARJORIE M. LIU enters the dark heart of a fierce mythic heroine who is forced, by war, to live up to her own terrible legend. In “A to Z in the Ultimate Big Company Superhero Universe (Villains Too),” BILL WILLINGHAM presents a fully-realized vision of a universe where epic feats and tragic flaws have transformed the human race. In “Vacuum Lad,” STEPHEN BAXTER unveils the secret origins of the first true child of the space age—and disproves the theory that “nothing exists in a vacuum.” In “Head Cases,” PETER DAVID and KATHLEEN DAVID blast through the blogosphere to expose the secret longings of a Lonely Superhero Wife. In “The Non-Event,” MIKE CAREY removes the gag order on a super-thief named Lockjaw . . . and pries out a confession of life-altering events. Also includes stories by Mike Baron • Mark Chadbourn • Paul Cornell • Daryl Gregory • Joseph Mallozzi • James Maxey • Ian McDonald • Chris Roberson • Gail Simone • Matthew Sturges . . . and an introduction by Lou Anders, “one of the brightest and best of the new generation of science fiction editors” (Jonathan Strahan, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year).


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