Angels and Demons
Author: Dan Brown
An ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction. An unthinkable target. When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol -- seared into the chest of a murdered physicist -- he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati...the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy -- the Catholic Church. Langdon's worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the Vatican's holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces they have hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival. Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair...a clandestine location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation. An explosive international thriller, Angels & Demons careens from enlightening epiphanies to dark truths as the battle between science and religion turns to war.
Before Jamaica Lane
Author: Samantha Young
The follow-up to the runaway bestsellers ON DUBLIN STREET and DOWN LONDON ROAD Despite her outgoing demeanor, Olivia is painfully insecure around the opposite sex—usually, she can’t get up the nerve to approach guys she’s interested in. But moving to Edinburgh has given her a new start, and, after she develops a crush on a sexy postgrad, she decides it’s time to push past her fears and go after what she wants. Nate Sawyer is a gorgeous player who never commits, but to his close friends, he’s as loyal as they come. So when Olivia turns to him with her relationship woes, he offers to instruct her in the art of flirting and to help her become more sexually confident. The friendly education in seduction soon grows into an intense and hot romance. But then Nate’s past and commitment issues rear their ugly heads, and Olivia is left brokenhearted. When Nate realizes he’s made the biggest mistake of his life, he will have to work harder than he ever has before to entice his best friend into falling back in love with him—or he may lose her forever….
Josefa Ferrer, a famous Chilean singer and star, awakens one morning to read in the Santiago newspaper that her best friend, Violeta, has been involved in a brutal act of violence. Overwhelmed with regret and plagued with guilt for not having foreseen the tragedy, Josefa feels compelled to tell Violeta's life story--one marked by lost ideals, disillusionment, and grief--which is ultimately Josefa's story, too. Through the interwoven lives of these two women, Marcela Serrano explores how the demands of a woman's role as mother, wife, lover, and friend are frequently at odds with her own dreams and aspirations, and how easily the fragile bonds of friendship and family can be strained to the breaking point. For Josefa and Violeta, it is only in Antigua, under the watchful eyes of "the others"--a chorus of female ancestral spirits who testify to the women's defining moments of strength and courage--that Josefa and Violeta will discover that even in the aftermath of violence and betrayal they have control over their destinies and their redemption. Exquisitely crafted and written in beautiful, lyrical prose, Marcela Serrano's unforgettable novel about friendship, forgiveness, and second chances speaks to every woman who has experienced the wrenching divide between professional ambition and family responsibility, who has been torn between the excitement of illicit passion and the security of marriage, who has craved the thrill of success while yearning for solitude in an often chaotic, invasive world. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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"If Ms. Frizzle were a physics student of Stephen Hawking, she might have written THE UNIVERSE IN YOUR HAND, a wild tour through the reaches of time and space, from the interior of a proton to the Big Bang to the rough suburbs of a black hole. It's friendly, excitable, erudite, and cosmic." —Jordan Ellenberg, New York Times besteselling author of How Not To Be Wrong Quantum physics, black holes, string theory, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, parallel universes: even if we are interested in these fundamental concepts of our world, their language is the language of math. Which means that despite our best intentions of finally grasping, say, Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, most of us are quickly brought up short by a snarl of nasty equations or an incomprehensible graph. Christophe Galfard's mission in life is to spread modern scientific ideas to the general public in entertaining ways. Using his considerable skills as a brilliant theoretical physicist and successful young adult author, The Universe in Your Hand employs the immediacy of simple, direct language to show us, not explain to us, the theories that underpin everything we know about our universe. To understand what happens to a dying star, we are asked to picture ourselves floating in space in front of it. To get acquainted with the quantum world, we are shrunk to the size of an atom and then taken on a journey. Employing everyday similes and metaphors, addressing the reader directly, and writing stories rather than equations renders these astoundingly complex ideas in an immediate and visceral way. Utterly captivating and entirely unique, The Universe in Your Hand will find its place among other classics in the field.
Alexa entre las olas
Author: Ana Cantarero
Publisher: Ediciones PAMIES
¿Qué responderías a tu mejor amiga si esta te propusiera abandonar tu vida para pasar un verano en una aldea costera de Portugal? «El plan suena idílico, pero nosotras no nos podemos permitir vagabundear por los pueblos. Somos dos mujeres de treinta y tres años…». Pero imagínate que te invita a su boda el hombre con el que has convivido durante tres años y del que todavía crees que sigues enamorada… «Mañana solicitaré una excedencia por seis meses a mi jefe y si me la concede, cuenta conmigo para viajar a Portugal». Permiso concedido, maletas cargadas en tu Mini amarillo, mil kilómetros recorridos y de repente un regimiento de avispas autoestopistas se cuela por la ventanilla. «Nos asustamos, salimos zumbando del coche y este decidió por sí mismo lanzarse de morros al río. Tal cual. Splash. Chapuzón». Entonces, aparece a lo lejos una destartalada furgoneta vintage conducida por un surfero de veinticuatro años con pintas de Tarzán que resulta ser… «Nuestro salvador o mi castigador, según el color del cristal con que se mire». Alexa entre las olas es una marea de sentimientos y emociones de un pasado que arrasa con un presente incierto; donde la adrenalina se confunde con el deseo, la amistad con el amor y el sentido del humor con el miedo. Viajarás a playas paradisiacas, cabalgarás tu gran ola, disfrutarás de fiestas playeras y revivirás ese romance veraniego del que toda mujer guarda un inolvidable recuerdo.
Author: Jonathan Tropper
Jonathan Tropper’s novel The Book of Joe dazzled critics and readers alike with its heartfelt blend of humor and pathos. Now Tropper brings all that–and more–to an irresistible new novel. In Everything Changes, Tropper delivers a touching, wickedly funny new tale about love, loss, and the perils of a well-planned life. EVERYTHING CHANGES To all appearances, Zachary King is a man with luck on his side. A steady, well-paying job, a rent-free Manhattan apartment, and Hope, his stunning, blue-blooded fiancée: smart, sexy, and completely out of his league. But as the wedding day looms, Zack finds himself haunted by the memory of his best friend, Rael, killed in a car wreck two years earlier–and by his increasingly complicated feelings for Tamara, the beautiful widow Rael left behind. Then Norm–Zack’s freewheeling, Viagra-popping father–resurfaces after a twenty-year absence, looking to make amends. Norm’s overbearing, often outrageous efforts to reestablish ties with his sons infuriate Zack, and yet, despite twenty years of bad blood, he finds something compelling in his father’s maniacal determination to transform his own life. Inspired by Norm, Zack boldly attempts to make some changes of his own, and the results are instantly calamitous. Soon fists are flying, his love life is a shambles, and his once carefully structured existence is spinning hopelessly out of control. Charged with intelligence and razor sharp wit, Everything Changes is at once hilarious, moving, sexy, and wise–a work of transcendent storytelling from an exciting new talent. From the Hardcover edition.
Mockingbird Vol. 2
Author: Chelsea Cain
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
Collects Mockingbird #6-8, New Avengers (2010) #13-14. A top secret mission on behalf of an old friend, a tropical cruise. What could go wrong? Turns out it's a theme cruise -super-hero themed, naturally -a fl oating comic con. Now Bobbi is trapped on a boat with a thousand cosplayers, caped colleagues she was trying to avoid, an ex-boyfriend who keeps showing up at inopportune times and a rampaging herd of corgis. When a passenger is murdered, Bobbi must play Hercule Poirot to find the killer and confront some uncomfortable truths from her past in the process.
Tempting the Tycoon
Author: Cindy Gerard
HE WAS HEARTBREAK WAITING TO HAPPEN… Her best friend's wedding was not the place for a seduction. But Nate McGrory's potent blend of masculinity, charm and sensuality made Rachael Matthews want to run for cover—or straight into his arms. Giving in to the gorgeous millionaire lawyer was the last thing she should do, but Nate's passionate pursuit, complete with jet-setting dates and sizzling kisses, was making him awfully hard to resist… Nate intended to get to know the petite wedding planner on a much more personal level. He'd take it sensual and slow, and see where it led—never dreaming that winning her heart put him in imminent danger of losing his own…
You Me Everything
Author: Catherine Isaac
“Equal parts wry comedy and touching family drama, it’s ultimately a heartbreaker that’ll stay with you long after you’re done.” —Marie Claire “Glass of chilled rosé, check. Comfy chair, check. Box of tissues, check. You Me Everything is everything you need for a moving, funny, heartbreaking, and ultimately joyous read.” --Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Map of the Heart Set in the French countryside on an idyllic summer vacation, a delicious, tender novel about finding joy and love even in the most unexpected places. Jess and her ten-year-old son William set off to spend the summer at Château de Roussignol, deep in the rich, sunlit hills of the Dordogne. There, Jess’s ex-boyfriend—and William’s father—Adam, runs a beautiful hotel in a restored castle. Lush gardens, a gorgeous pool, delectable French food, and a seemingly never-ending wine list—what’s not to like? Jess is bowled over by what Adam has accomplished, but she’s in France for a much more urgent reason: to make Adam fall in love with his own son. But Adam has other ideas, and another girlfriend—and he doesn’t seem inclined to change the habits of a lifetime just because Jess and William have appeared on the scene. Jess isn’t surprised, but William—who has quickly come to idolize his father—wants nothing more than to spend time with him. But Jess can’t allow Adam to let their son down—because she is tormented by a secret of her own, one that nobody—especially William—must discover. By turns heartwrenching and hopeful, You Me Everything is a novel about one woman's fierce determination to grab hold of the family she has and never let go, and a romantic story as heady as a crisp Sancerre on a summer day.
All of Jared Sinclair s wealth still can t ease the pain from his terrible childhood or his guilt over a recent tragedy. Unable to forgive himself, the billionaire property investor buries his emotions, toughens his skin, and becomes a notorious womanizer, refusing to commit his heart to a woman when he s convinced she wants only his wallet. But ever since Jared arrived in Amesport, Maine, he s been intrigued by Mara Ross, the petite and sexy shop owner who asks nothing of him. When Mara s store is purchased without her knowledge, she stands on the brink of losing her home, her livelihood, and generations of family history. Then the irresistibly persuasive Jared proposes a business deal to Mara and soon draws her into a steamy, sensual affair, convincing her that he s anything but cold. However, when a revelation shakes Mara s fragile trust to the core, Jared must finally confront the truth about his past. In "The Forbidden Billionaire," J. S. Scott brings the next chapter in her passionate Sinclairs series to life."
The Allure of Dean Harper
Author: R. S. Grey
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]
Subject: You're a flippin' idiot Good morning my dear, naive friend, I hope you're enjoying a breakfast of regret and sorrow. Why? Because you sent me to work for Dean Harper, aka a control freak in a tailor-made suit. Sure he owns the trendiest restaurants in NYC, but c'mon Jo, his ego makes Kanye West look like the Dalai Lama. He's the type of guy that only hears the word "no" when it's followed by "don't stop." Working for Dean Harper would be like selling my soul to the devil...and before you say anything, I don't care if the devil has punch-you-in-the-gut brown eyes and an ass to match. My soul isn't for sale. Love, Regretfully yours, Lily The Allure of Dean Harper is a full-length standalone romance with overlapping characters from The Allure of Julian Lefray. Both books can be read separately. Chronologically, The Allure of Julian Lefray happens first. **This book is rated 18+ for explicit sexual situations and language. Reader discretion is advised.**
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Harper Collins
Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things—which includes a never-before published American Gods story, “Black Dog,” written exclusively for this volume. In this new anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath. Trigger Warning includes previously published pieces of short fiction—stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013—as well “Black Dog,” a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods, exclusive to this collection. Trigger Warning explores the masks we all wear and the people we are beneath them to reveal our vulnerabilities and our truest selves. Here is a rich cornucopia of horror and ghosts stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry that explore the realm of experience and emotion. In Adventure Story—a thematic companion to The Ocean at the End of the Lane—Gaiman ponders death and the way people take their stories with them when they die. His social media experience A Calendar of Tales are short takes inspired by replies to fan tweets about the months of the year—stories of pirates and the March winds, an igloo made of books, and a Mother’s Day card that portends disturbances in the universe. Gaiman offers his own ingenious spin on Sherlock Holmes in his award-nominated mystery tale The Case of Death and Honey. And Click-Clack the Rattlebag explains the creaks and clatter we hear when we’re all alone in the darkness. A sophisticated writer whose creative genius is unparalleled, Gaiman entrances with his literary alchemy, transporting us deep into the realm of imagination, where the fantastical becomes real and the everyday incandescent. Full of wonder and terror, surprises and amusements, Trigger Warning is a treasury of delights that engage the mind, stir the heart, and shake the soul from one of the most unique and popular literary artists of our day.
Author: Marc Reklau
Have you ever asked yourself why some people seem to get everything easily and others don't? Do you feel like a victim of your circumstances? Are you tired of waiting for your life to change?Find out how to take control and full responsibility of your life, and how a couple of small steps every day can change everything. In this simple, fast-paced eBook you will be learning what it takes to create the life you want. It's based on science, neuroscience, positive psychology and real-life examples and contains the best exercises to quickly create momentum towards a happier, healthier and wealthier life. Thirty days can really make a difference if you do things consistently and develop new habits!30 Days is not just a book that you read. To make it work YOU have to work and do the exercises it proposes. Discover your enormous potential and…• Stop being a victim of the circumstances and start creating your circumstances• Stop waiting for the miracle to happen and become one• Stop suffering and start creating the life you want• Improve your self-confidence• Improve your relationships with your spouse, your colleagues, your boss!How much longer will you wait for your circumstances to change magically?How much longer will you ignore your power and your true potential?You can really make your dreams come true – but you have to stop talking and start acting.Your time is NOW!
A coded letter drives the devout monk Conrad into the bawdy, treacherous society of thirteenth-century Italy. His quest to discover the truth behind Saint Francis' death entangles Conrad in the lives of worldly merchants, scheming clerics, indomitable women, and even Pope Gregory X. Each step tests Conrad's severe morality, his astute mind, and his simple, loving heart. This richly imagined historical novel not only carries the reader into the lives of these authentic, irresistible characters, but also reveals the plausible truth of Saint Francis' death. Author John Sack drew on the writings of Francis' contemporaries: the biographies (or Legends) of Francis' life written in the forty years following his death, as well as the chronicles of the wandering friar Salimbene who appears in the novel. The crusades and various Church Councils described in the book refer to historical events. The popes and leaders of the Franciscan Order as well as most of the friars in the story, are also based on real people.