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The Warlord's Wife

The Warlord's Wife

The Warlord's Wife

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Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0698187180

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 283

Number of Views: 1285

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A stunning historical romance from debut author Sandra Lake transports readers to 12th century Sweden, where a powerful Viking lord will discover a fierce heart cannot be taken by mere force. Lida was married to the love of her life for just two months when she became a widow. Pregnant and disowned by her late husband’s family for suspected infidelity, she was forced to return to her family in shame. Eight years later, uninterested in the prospect of finding another husband, she finds herself the unwilling object of a marriage contract with a powerful warlord. In a day, she is wed, bed, and put on a ship headed for Tronscar; an unknown icy stone and steel fortress. Jarl Magnus is pleased to have taken a strong wife who, however stubborn she may be, will surely produce sons. However, he is less pleased with his wife’s additional baggage—a young daughter. But despite himself, Magnus falls for the daughter just as hard as the mother, and Lida’s heart is warmed to see the cold, serious Jarl move surprisingly fast into the role of stepfather. When enemies attack Tronscar, Jarl Magnus’s nerves of steel waver, as the warrior fears his love for Lida will weaken him. But when his family is threatened, he’ll go to war to protect them, discovering along the way that they have the strength to protect themselves. “With compelling characters and a clever plot, The Warlord’s Wife will appeal to readers obsessed with TV’s Vikings, and who miss the classic Viking romances of Catherine Coulter or Johanna Lindsey.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers “Lake’s debut historical romance is sure to appeal to those who enjoy spirited heroines, grumpy alpha heroes, and a slow sweet journey to everlasting love.”—Smexy Books “Man, this was a fun book! … I cut my teeth on Johanna Lindsey, and this book reminded me so much of those experiences.”—Dear Author Sandra Lake lives with her husband and son in Quebec, Canada. The Warlord’s Wife is her debut novel.


The Iron Princess

The Iron Princess

The Iron Princess

Author: Sandra Lake

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0698187199

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 254

Number of Views: 1044

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A Sons of the North Romance novel from Sandra Lake, author of The Warlord’s Wife, who takes readers to 12th-century Scandinavia where two hearts clash in furious passion… The daughter of a Northern warlord, Katia is known as the Iron Princess for her mettle in battle. Headstrong and defiant, she instigates sword duels on a whim with little regard for her own safety. Katia would rather die on her feet as a warrior than live as a token wife and child bearer for a husband who keeps her castled as if she were a prisoner. Lothair is the illegitimate son of the Duke of Saxony, who was granted the title of baron, a castle and lands. Raised in an atmosphere of mistrust and deceit, he rejects the concept of husbandry and wants a life of purpose and sacrifice in the pursuit of security for the Baltic Sea. And when fate brings the Iron Princess and reluctant baron together, Katia and Lothair discover they are kindred spirits with fiery temperaments—and insatiable desires—to match… INCLUDES A PREVIEW OF THE WARLORD’S WIFE Praise for The Warlord's Wife “With compelling characters and a clever plot, The Warlord’s Wife will appeal to readers obsessed with TV’s Vikings, and who miss the classic Viking romances of Catherine Coulter or Johanna Lindsey.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers “Lake’s debut historical romance is sure to appeal to those who enjoy spirited heroines, grumpy alpha heroes, and a slow sweet journey to everlasting love.”—Smexy Books “Man, this was a fun book! … I cut my teeth on Johanna Lindsey, and this book reminded me so much of those experiences.”—Dear Author Sandra Lake is the author of The Warlord’s Wife. She was raised in rural Canada and married her childhood sweetheart (who, like the heroes of her novels, is blond and on occasion shirtless). They are currently living happily-ever-after along with their musical sons and unruly husky.


The Warlord

The Warlord

The Warlord

Author: Gena Showalter

Publisher: HQN Books

Isbn 10: 1488077770

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 384

Number of Views: 302

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New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter begins a dark, sexy new series—Rise of the Warlords—with a fan-favorite character from her beloved Lords of the Underworld series, Taliyah Skyhawk. The ice maiden faces off with her greatest enemy, a villain brutal beyond imagining. For centuries, Taliyah Skyhawk has prepared to become Harpy General, leader of the deadliest female army in existence. One of the requirements? Remain a virgin. But, for a chance to save her people, she must wed the fearless leader of the Astra Planeta, Alaroc Phaethon. The time has come for Roc to sacrifice another virgin bride to his god. There has never been a woman alluring enough to tempt him from his path. No warrioress powerful enough to overcome his incredible strength. No enchantress desirable enough to make him burn beyond reason. Until now. With the clock ticking, war between husband and wife ignites. Except Taliyah never expected the merciless king to challenge the future she once envisioned. She certainly never anticipated the thrill of their battles turning into games… The problem is, only one spouse can survive. Love is a battlefield in Showalter’s The Warlord. Don't Miss The Immortal, the second dark and sexy book in Gena Showalter's Rise of the Warlords series, featuring a cold and merciless assassin and a stubborn harpy warrior, both forced to relive the same day over and over in the hopes of saving her life.


The Northman's Bride

The Northman's Bride

The Northman's Bride

Author: Sandra Lake

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1101989467

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 96

Number of Views: 1183

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Passions flare in the icy north in the third Sons of the North Romance novel from the author of The Warlord’s Wife and The Iron Princess... Sovia, daughter of Baron Losna, is on a mission to seduce Stål Magnusson, firstborn son of Swedish warlord Jarl Magnus Knutson and heir to his seat. With a civil war on, the stakes are high. The Baron needs the money and political alliance that Sovia’s marriage to Stål would secure. Fortunately, Sovia’s skill with men, not to mention the rugged good looks of her target, makes the assignment all too easy. But the tables turn when Sovia realizes she has taken the wrong Magnusson— Stål’s twin brother Hök—to bed. Wrong brother or not, Hök is enamored, and offers to marry Sovia. When that offer is rejected by her father, Hök’s heart and pride are broken. Seven years later, as Lady Sovia is about to be executed by Norway's usurper king, Hök, now a battle-hardened warrior, comes to her rescue—by finally taking her hand in marriage. Though his intent is to take revenge, as well as her hereditary land, he cannot help but be impressed by her unbreakable spirit. But Lady Sovia has secrets that will make it nearly impossible for them to live happily ever after... Includes a preview of The Warlord’s Wife Praise for the Sons of the North Romance novels “With compelling characters and a clever plot, The Warlord’s Wife will appeal to readers obsessed with TV’s Vikings, and who miss the classic Viking romances of Catherine Coulter or Johanna Lindsey.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers “Sure to appeal to those who enjoy spirited heroines, grumpy alpha heroes, and a slow sweet journey to everlasting love.”—Smexy Books “Man, this was a fun book! … I cut my teeth on Johanna Lindsey, and this book reminded me so much of those experiences.”—Dear Author “The perfect combination of romance and drama.”—Buried Under Romance “Sandra Lake is an exciting new writer...her work is a joy to read!”—Maggie Jagger, author of Perfect Obedience


The Warlord's Bride

The Warlord's Bride

The Warlord's Bride

Author: Margaret Moore

Publisher: Harlequin

Isbn 10: 1460306104

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 384

Number of Views: 523

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Lady Roslynn knows not what to expect of her future husband, the infamous "Bear of Brecon." Offered in marriage to the powerful Welsh lord by the king, Roslynn fears the worst. She has no right to hope for a love match, but in her heart the lady dreams of a home and family of her very own.... One look at Lord Madoc of Llanpowell makes her blood run hot. The rugged warrior proves a passionate lover and attentive husband--but too soon turns cold and aloof. And when secrets from Madoc's past threaten to take him away from his bride, Roslynn knows their future together is at stake. Can she uncover the truth beneath her warlord's armor and lay siege to his heart?


Warlord Of Mars

Warlord Of Mars

Warlord Of Mars

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Publisher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB

Isbn 10:

Category: Self-Help

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 425

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John Carter risks everything to rescue his wife, Princess Dejah Thoris, from the clutches of his evil adversaries, but he is always just one step behind! His battles cover the face of the red planet, as his quest carries him ultimately to the mysterious northern pole. Will this civilization, submerged in ice, prove fatal to our hero? This is the third of eleven in the popular 'Martian' series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.


The Winter King

The Winter King

The Winter King

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin UK

Isbn 10: 0141952121

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 512

Number of Views: 637

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From the No. 1 bestselling author of WAR LORD comes an epic retelling of the Arthurian legend, from the bestselling Last Kingdom series In the Dark Ages, a legendary warrior arises to unite a divided land . . . Uther, the High King of Britain, is dead. His only heir is the infant Mordred. Yet each of the country's lesser kings seek to claim the crown for themselves. While they squabble and spoil for war, a host of Saxon armies gather, preparing for invasion. But no one has counted on the fearsome warlord Arthur. Handed power by Merlin and pursuing a doomed romance with the beautiful Guinevere, Arthur knows he will struggle to unite the country - let alone hold back the Saxon enemy at the gates. Yet destiny awaits him . . . From the epic and bestselling author who has gripped millions. ___________ 'Of all the books I have written these are my favourites' Bernard Cornwell 'Spellbinding realism' The Times


Wild Swans

Wild Swans

Wild Swans

Author: Jung Chang

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1439106495

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 544

Number of Views: 1712

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The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.


Warrior's Woman

Warrior's Woman

Warrior's Woman

Author: Johanna Lindsey

Publisher: Harper Collins

Isbn 10: 0062036696

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 448

Number of Views: 787

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“If you’re looking for sensuality, you won’t be disappointed in Johanna Lindsey.” —Chicago Tribune A classic romance novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey, Warrior’s Woman boldly goes where no romantic fiction has gone before! An ingenious blend of sizzling passion, paranormal romance, and science fiction romantic fantasy, Warrior’s Woman travels far into the future—where a fearless intergalactic traveler hoping to save her endangered home world seeks a champion on a planet of strapping barbarians…and finds herself making very physical contact with a truly magnificent savage.


The Kitchen God's Wife

The Kitchen God's Wife

The Kitchen God's Wife

Author: Amy Tan

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 110100715X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 416

Number of Views: 780

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With the same narrative skills and evocative powers that made her first novel, The Joy Luck Club, a national bestseller, Tan now tells the story of Winnie Louie, an aging Chinese woman unfolding a life's worth of secrets to her suspicious, Americanized daughter.


The Immortal

The Immortal

The Immortal

Author: Gena Showalter

Publisher: HQN Books

Isbn 10: 0369717694

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 384

Number of Views: 356

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New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter delivers The Immortal, the second dark and sexy book in her Rise of the Warlords series, featuring the son of a war god and stubborn harpy forced to relive the same day over and over. Halo Phaninon, assassin of gods, is as cold and merciless as a machine. For victory, he crosses any line. When tasked to kill twelve of mythology’s fiercest monsters in twenty-four hours, Halo eagerly accepts. Except, each morning he awakens to the same day, forced to relive new horrors. Only one other person retains their memory—the beauty who threatens his iron control. Ophelia the Flunk Out hates her disaster of a life. She’s the family disappointment, a harpy warrior without a kill and powerless—or is she? Nearly every night she’s doomed to repeat her own murder, but each morning she arises to spar with Halo, the ruthless warlord increasingly determined to save her…and lure her to his bed. Halo’s insatiable desire for the stubborn Ophelia drives him wild…and he only craves more. If he remains in the time loop, they stay together. But if he escapes, they lose each other forever. Rise of the Warlords Book 1: The Warlord Book 2: The Immortal


War Lord (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 13)

War Lord (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 13)

War Lord (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 13)

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: HarperCollins

Isbn 10: 000818397X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 1233

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The No.1 Sunday Times bestseller and the epic conclusion to the globally bestselling historical series. A divided kingdom An impossible choice The ultimate battle . . .


The Laird's Captive Wife

The Laird's Captive Wife

The Laird's Captive Wife

Author: Joanna Fulford

Publisher: Harlequin

Isbn 10: 1460349598

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 288

Number of Views: 942

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Dark warrior, rebellious bride… Taken prisoner by the Norman invaders who destroyed her home and family, Lady Ashlynn finds her life in jeopardy—until her saviour comes in the form of a powerful Scottish warlord. Black Iain may be fierce, yet Ashlynn feels strangely safe in his arms… Iain McAlpin's reputation is well deserved, and no one will capture his heart. Having loved and lost once before, Iain wants only to be free of the rebellious, enticing Ashlynn. But then a decree from the King arrives…and commands Iain to make his beautiful captive his wife!


Intimacies

Intimacies

Intimacies

Author: Katie Kitamura

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0399576185

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 1126

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A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BOOK OF 2021 LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN FICTION ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE 2021 READS AN INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER A BEST BOOK OF 2021 FROM Washington Post, Vogue, Time, Oprah Daily, New York Times “Intimacies is a haunting, precise, and morally astute novel that reads like a psychological thriller…. Katie Kitamura is a wonder.” —Dana Spiotta, author of Wayward and Eat the Document “One of the best novels I’ve read in 2021.” – Dwight Garner, The New York Times A novel from the author of A Separation, an electrifying story about a woman caught between many truths. An interpreter has come to The Hague to escape New York and work at the International Court. A woman of many languages and identities, she is looking for a place to finally call home. She's drawn into simmering personal dramas: her lover, Adriaan, is separated from his wife but still entangled in his marriage. Her friend Jana witnesses a seemingly random act of violence, a crime the interpreter becomes increasingly obsessed with as she befriends the victim's sister. And she's pulled into an explosive political controversy when she’s asked to interpret for a former president accused of war crimes. A woman of quiet passion, she confronts power, love, and violence, both in her personal intimacies and in her work at the Court. She is soon pushed to the precipice, where betrayal and heartbreak threaten to overwhelm her, forcing her to decide what she wants from her life.


The Paladin

The Paladin

The Paladin

Author: C. J. Cherryh

Publisher: Baen Books

Isbn 10: 1625795386

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 534

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"Does it seem reasonable to you that a Regency continues—into an Emperor's thirtieth year " "No, m'lord," Shoka said. "Not to us, either. Not to many of us. We were ready to make that objection—when lord Gitu overran Yijang and Hua.... Assassinations, elsewhere. Hired killers. Bands of mercenaries traveling under imperial orders. The Emperor'sseal, and the Regent's orders. How do we stop such a thing How do we prevent it—when every lord able to lead is apprehended, assassinated, when they strip us of men, even boys out of the fields—go to Saukendar, some said. Go to Saukendar. They urged me to send to you. This time he has to listen, they said. But if I had sent—and Ghita had known—you understand—" Reidi gave an uncomfortable twitch of the shoulders. His horse shifted again. "I had no true hope that you'd come. You'd indicated to the villagers—that you had no wish to hear from anyone. That you would refuse any such petitions—" "You were watching me." "It's my village, m'lord—as the Regent pointed out to me again and again, and threatened my life should you leave that mountain. Of course the word came to me. I tried to get a messenger down the road to you when I knew you'd left Mon.... We believed you'd come back to deal with Ghita and his partisans." Shoka felt cold, cold all the way to the bones. "There are men ready to follow you, lord Saukendar. There are men who've committed their lives to this— We didn't know the hour. We only believed. Now you've come back ..." "It's gripping drama, tightly focussed and inexorable as Taizu herself. Read The Paladin and you'll never settle for another ordinary sword-wielding female." —Faren Miller LOCUS At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management)


An American Marriage

An American Marriage

An American Marriage

Author: Michael Burlingame

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1643137352

Category: History

Number of Pages: 496

Number of Views: 1908

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An enlightening narrative exploring an oft-overlooked aspect of the sixteenth president's life, An American Marriage reveals the tragic story of Abraham Lincoln’s marriage to Mary Todd. Abraham Lincoln was apparently one of those men who regarded “connubial bliss” as an untenable fantasy. During the Civil War, he pardoned a Union soldier who had deserted the army to return home to wed his sweetheart. As the president signed a document sparing the soldier's life, Lincoln said: “I want to punish the young man—probably in less than a year he will wish I had withheld the pardon.” Based on thirty years of research, An American Marriage describes and analyzes why Lincoln had good reason to regret his marriage to Mary Todd. This revealing narrative shows that, as First Lady, Mary Lincoln accepted bribes and kickbacks, sold permits and pardons, engaged in extortion, and peddled influence. The reader comes to learn that Lincoln wed Mary Todd because, in all likelihood, she seduced him and then insisted that he protect her honor. Perhaps surprisingly, the 5’2” Mrs. Lincoln often physically abused her 6’4” husband, as well as her children and servants; she humiliated her husband in public; she caused him, as president, to fear that she would disgrace him publicly. Unlike her husband, she was not profoundly opposed to slavery and hardly qualifies as the “ardent abolitionist” that some historians have portrayed. While she providid a useful stimulus to his ambition, she often “crushed his spirit,” as his law partner put it. In the end, Lincoln may not have had as successful a presidency as he did—where he showed a preternatural ability to deal with difficult people—if he had not had so much practice at home.


THE WIFE HE COULDN'T FORGET

THE WIFE HE COULDN'T FORGET

THE WIFE HE COULDN'T FORGET

Author: Mon Ito,YVONNE LINDSAY

Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative

Isbn 10: 4596171807

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1824

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Olivia must live once again with her estranged husband, Xander. He was in an accident that caused him to lose the past few years of his memory, so he doesn’t remember he and Olivia are in the middle of a divorce. Olivia wants to tell him the truth, but she can’t resist Xander when he needs her so. She fears she may end up losing him twice—she’s reaching out to him, but he may end up hating her all over again! What happened two years ago will never change.


American Warlord

American Warlord

American Warlord

Author: Johnny Dwyer

Publisher: Vintage

Isbn 10: 0385353030

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 1572

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The incredible true story of Chucky Taylor, the only American ever convicted of torture. Chucky Taylor was an average American teenager, until he got a call from his father, a man who would become the infamous dictator of Liberia. Arriving in West Africa and reunited with his father, Chucky soon found himself leading a murderous militia group tasked with carrying out the president’s vendettas. Young and drunk on power, and with no real training beyond watching action films, Chucky spiraled into a binge of drugs, violence, and women, committing crimes that stunned even his father. A work of astonishing journalism, American Warlord is the true story of those dark years in Liberia, cutting right to the bone of humanity’s terrifying and unknowable capacity for cruelty to show just how easily a soul can be lost amid the chaos of war.


The Mists of Avalon

The Mists of Avalon

The Mists of Avalon

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Isbn 10: 0345448162

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 912

Number of Views: 1143

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The magical saga of the women behind King Arthur's throne. “A monumental reimagining of the Arthurian legends . . . reading it is a deeply moving and at times uncanny experience. . . . An impressive achievement.”—The New York Times Book Review In Marion Zimmer Bradley's masterpiece, we see the tumult and adventures of Camelot's court through the eyes of the women who bolstered the king's rise and schemed for his fall. From their childhoods through the ultimate fulfillment of their destinies, we follow these women and the diverse cast of characters that surrounds them as the great Arthurian epic unfolds stunningly before us. As Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar struggle for control over the fate of Arthur's kingdom, as the Knights of the Round Table take on their infamous quest, as Merlin and Viviane wield their magics for the future of Old Britain, the Isle of Avalon slips further into the impenetrable mists of memory, until the fissure between old and new worlds' and old and new religions' claims its most famous victim.


My Lovely Wife

My Lovely Wife

My Lovely Wife

Author: Samantha Downing

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0451491742

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 384

Number of Views: 869

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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE INSTANT #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER USA Today bestseller Edgar + ITW Thriller Award nominee for Best First Novel “Think: Dexter but sexier.”—theSkimm “A dark and irresistible debut.”—People “Will shock even the savviest suspense readers.”—Real Simple Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting... Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored. We look like a normal couple. We're your neighbors, the parents of your kid's friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with. We all have our secrets to keeping a marriage alive. Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.


Autumn Light

Autumn Light

Autumn Light

Author: Pico Iyer

Publisher: Vintage

Isbn 10: 045149394X

Category: Travel

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 554

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Returning to his longtime home in Japan after his father-in-law’s sudden death, Pico Iyer picks up the steadying patterns of his everyday rites: going to the post office and engaging in furious games of ping-pong every evening. But in a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honoring the dead, he comes to reflect on changelessness in ways that anyone can relate to: parents age, children scatter, and Iyer and his wife turn to whatever can sustain them as everything falls away. As the maple leaves begin to turn and the heat begins to soften, Iyer shows us a Japan we have seldom seen before, where the transparent and the mysterious are held in a delicate balance, and where autumn reminds us to take nothing for granted.


The Gods of Mars

The Gods of Mars

The Gods of Mars

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

Isbn 10: 1513277081

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 210

Number of Views: 1845

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Ten years after John Carter was transported back to Earth against his will, he returns to Mars. Having been sent back to Earth before the birth of his child, Carter is desperate to reunite with his wife, Dejah, and meet their child. However, the reunion is forced to be postponed when Carter realizes that he materialized in an unfamiliar part of the planet. Known as the Valley Dor, Carter has landed in the Barsoomian afterlife, where no-one is allowed to depart. But, when Carter’s old friend, a Tharkian named Tars, embarks on a journey of pilgrimage to find Carter in the Valley Dor, the two share a jovial reunion. As the two are eager to leave the Valley Dor, they stumble upon a shocking discovery. The pair of friends are shaken by the finding of a new Martian race, the Therns, who are self-proclaimed gods. The Therns had been deceiving the other Barsoomians for centuries, but are determined to cause even more damage. With run ins with armies, fierce battles, and valiant rescues, John Carter must once again overcome political turmoil to save his people and reunite with his family. Featuring heroic adventures and plot twists, The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs is a fun sequel to the classic pulp fiction novel, A Princess of Mars. With themes of race and religion, Burroughs’ The Gods of Mars proves to be as thought-provoking as it is exciting and fantastical. Praised for its descriptive prose, The Gods of Mars is a perfect exhibit of the imagination and talent of Edgar Rice Burroughs. This edition of The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs features a new, eye-catching cover design and is printed in an easy-to-read font. With these accommodations, The Gods of Mars caters to a modern audience while preserving the original wonder and adventure of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ work.


The Queen's Bargain

The Queen's Bargain

The Queen's Bargain

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1984806645

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 432

Number of Views: 1727

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POWER HAS A PRICE. SO DOES LOVE. Return to the dark, sensual, and powerful world of the Black Jewels in this long-awaited new story in the New York Times bestselling fantasy saga. After a youthful mistake, Lord Dillon's reputation is in tatters, leaving him vulnerable to aristo girls looking for a bit of fun. To restore his reputation and honor, he needs a handfast--a one-year contract of marriage. He sets his sights on Jillian, a young Eyrien witch from Ebon Rih, who he believes has only a flimsy connection to the noble society that spurned him. Unfortunately for Dillon, he is unaware of Jillian's true connections until he finds himself facing Lucivar Yaslana, the volatile Warlord Prince of Ebon Rih. Meanwhile, Surreal SaDiablo's marriage is crumbling. Daemon Sadi, the Warlord Prince of Dhemlan, recognizes there is something wrong between him and Surreal, but he doesn't realize that his attempt to suppress his own nature in order to spare his wife is causing his mind to splinter. To save Daemon, and the Realm of Kaeleer if he breaks, help must be sought from someone who no longer exists in any of the Realms--the only Queen powerful enough to control Daemon Sadi. The Queen known as Witch. As Jillian rides the winds of first love with Dillon, Daemon and Surreal struggle to survive the wounds of a marriage turned stormy--and Lucivar has to find a way to keep everyone in his family safe...even from each other.


Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth

Author: Susan Fraser King

Publisher: Crown

Isbn 10: 0307409759

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 1375

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From towering crags to misted moors and formidable fortresses, Lady Macbeth transports readers to the heart of eleventh-century Scotland, painting a bold, vivid portrait of a woman much maligned by history. Lady Gruadh—Rue—is the last female descendant of Scotland’s most royal line. Married to a powerful northern lord, she is widowed while still carrying his child and forced to marry her husband’s murderer: a rising warlord named Macbeth. As she encounters danger from Vikings, Saxons, and treacherous Scottish lords, Rue begins to respect the man she once despised. When she learns that Macbeth’s complex ambitions extend beyond the borders of the vast northern region, she realizes that only Macbeth can unite Scotland. But his wife’s royal blood is the key to his ultimate success. Determined to protect her son and a proud legacy of warrior kings and strong women, Rue invokes the ancient wisdom and secret practices of her female ancestors as she strives to hold her own in a warrior society. Finally, side by side as the last Celtic king and queen of Scotland, she and Macbeth must face the gathering storm brought on by their combined destiny. This is Lady Macbeth as you’ve never seen her.


Fires of Winter

Fires of Winter

Fires of Winter

Author: Johanna Lindsey

Publisher: Harper Collins

Isbn 10: 9780062106483

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 1760

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Lovely and dauntless, abducted by invaders from across an icy sea, Lady Breena vowed vengeance swearing no Viking brute would be her master no barbarian would enslave her noble Celtic heart, but then came Garrick Haardrad, the proud and powerful son of a ruthless Viking chieftain.


An Ox of One's Own

An Ox of One's Own

An Ox of One's Own

Author: T. M. Sharlach

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Isbn 10: 1501505262

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 348

Number of Views: 816

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Shulgi-simti is an important example of a woman involved in sponsoring religious activities though having a family life. An Ox of One’s Own will be of interest to Assyriologists, particularly those interested in Early Mesopotamia, and scholars working on women in religion. An Ox of One’s Own centers on the archive of a woman who died about 2050 B.C., one of King Shulgi’s many wives. Her birth name is unknown, but when she married, she became Shulgi-simti, “Suitable for Shulgi.” Attested for only about 15 years, she existed among a court filled with other wives, who probably outranked her. A religious foundation was run on her behalf whereby courtiers, male and female, donated livestock for sacrifices to an unusual mix of goddesses and gods. Previous scholarship has declared this a rare example of a queen conducting women’s religion, perhaps unusual because they say she came from abroad. The conclusions of this book are quite different. An Ox of One’s Own lays out the evidence that another woman was queen at this time in Nippur while Shulgi-simti lived in Ur and was a third-ranking concubine at best, with few economic resources. Shulgi-simti’s religious exercises concentrated on a quartet of north Babylonian goddesses.


Warprize

Warprize

Warprize

Author: Elizabeth Vaughan

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1101477741

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 1009

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“Vaughan’s brawny barbarian romance recreates the delicious feeling of adventure and the thrill of exploring mysterious cultures created by Robert E. Howard in his Conan books and makes for a satisfying escapist read with its enjoyable romance between a plucky, near-naked heroine and a truly heroic hero.”—Booklist The daughter of a Warrior King, Lara was trained as a healer. With her father dead and her incompetent half-brother on the throne, the kingdom is in danger of falling to warring Firelanders. Unable to depose her sibling or negotiate peace, Lara serves her people by healing the warriors—on both sides of the conflict—who are injured in battle. Lara finds herself educated in her enemy’s language and customs in return for her attention and compassion. She never expects that her deeds, done in good faith, would lead to the handsome and mysterious Firelander Warlord demanding her in exchange for a cease-fire. To save her land and her people, Lara trades her freedom to become the Warprize.


The Shadow Queen

The Shadow Queen

The Shadow Queen

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1101019808

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 1248

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In a tumultuous world ruled by witches and warlocks who wear their power as jewels, one Queen’s chance at redemption is the last hope for a desperate people in this novel set in the world of the Black Jewels... Theran Grayhaven is the last of his line, desperate to restore the land of Dena Nehele. But first he needs to find a Queen who knows Protocol, remembers the Blood’s code of honor, and lives by the Old Ways. Languishing in the Shadow Realm, Lady Cassidy is a Queen without a court, a castoff. But when she is chosen to rule Dena Nehele, she must convince bitter men to serve once again. Theran’s cousin Gray is a Warlord Prince who was damaged in mind and body by the vicious Queens who once ruled Dena Nehele. Yet something about Cassidy makes him want to serve—and makes him believe he can be made whole once again. And only Cassidy can prove to Gray—and to herself—that wounds can heal and even the whisper of a promise can be fulfilled...


The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread Summaries

Isbn 10: 194525100X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 34

Number of Views: 1225

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The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Afghan American novelist Nadia Hashimi tells an intergenerational story of two Afghan women whose lives are different but connected. Rahima, a teenage girl, lives in twenty-first-century Afghanistan. In the wake of Taliban rule, Afghanistan’s government is divided and the culture is fractured. Shekiba, Rahima’s great-great-grandmother, lives in early twentieth-century Afghanistan, under a monarchy. The plot moves back and forth between the two characters, chronicling their lives and the obstacles they face under oppressive patriarchal regimes. Rahima lives in a small village with her parents, her older sisters Shahla and Parwin, the latter born with a bad hip and a limp, and her younger sisters Rohila and Sitara. Her aunt, Khala Shaima, visits often, helps take care of the family, and tells the girls stories about their great-great-grandmother Shekiba. Rahima’s… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Pearl That Broke Its Shell: Summary of the Book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.


The Husbands

The Husbands

The Husbands

Author: Chandler Baker

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Isbn 10: 1250319528

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 586

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A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK “Chandler Baker, queen of the feminist thriller, has delivered once again! The Husbands is a poignant exploration of what it would take for women to have it all." —Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Good Sister To what lengths will a woman go for a little more help from her husband? Nora Spangler is a successful attorney but when it comes to domestic life, she packs the lunches, schedules the doctor appointments, knows where the extra paper towel rolls are, and designs and orders the holiday cards. Her husband works hard, too... but why does it seem like she is always working so much harder? When the Spanglers go house hunting in Dynasty Ranch, an exclusive suburban neighborhood, Nora meets a group of high-powered women—a tech CEO, a neurosurgeon, an award-winning therapist, a bestselling author—with enviably supportive husbands. When she agrees to help with a resident’s wrongful death case, she is pulled into the lives of the women there. She finds the air is different in Dynasty Ranch. The women aren’t hanging on by a thread. But as the case unravels, Nora uncovers a plot that may explain the secret to having-it-all. One that’s worth killing for. Calling to mind a Stepford Wives gender-swap, New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network Chandler Baker's The Husbands imagines a world where the burden of the “second shift” is equally shared—and what it may take to get there. “Utterly engrossing and thoroughly timely, The Husbands is both a gripping, well-crafted mystery and an insightful critique of motherhood and marriage in the modern age--working mothers everywhere will feel seen in the best possible way.” —Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of A Good Marriage


A Woman Among Warlords

A Woman Among Warlords

A Woman Among Warlords

Author: Malalai Joya

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 9781439132487

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 765

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Malalai Joya has been called "the bravest woman in Afghanistan." At a constitutional assembly in Kabul in 2003, she stood up and denounced her country's powerful NATO-backed warlords. She was twenty-five years old. Two years later, she became the youngest person elected to Afghanistan's new Parliament. In 2007, she was suspended from Parliament for her persistent criticism of the warlords and drug barons and their cronies. She has survived four assassination attempts to date, is accompanied at all times by armed guards, and sleeps only in safe houses. Often compared to democratic leaders such as Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi, this extraordinary young woman was raised in the refugee camps of Iran and Pakistan. Inspired in part by her father's activism, Malalai became a teacher in secret girls' schools, holding classes in a series of basements. She hid her books under her burqa so the Taliban couldn't find them. She also helped establish a free medical clinic and orphanage in her impoverished home province of Farah. The endless wars of Afghanistan have created a generation of children without parents. Like so many others who have lost people they care about, Malalai lost one of her orphans when the girl's family members sold her into marriage. While many have talked about the serious plight of women in Afghanistan, Malalai Joya takes us inside the country and shows us the desperate dayto-day situations these remarkable people face at every turn. She recounts some of the many acts of rebellion that are helping to change the country -- the women who bravely take to the streets in peaceful protest against their oppression; the men who step forward and claim "I am her mahram," so the fundamentalists won't punish a woman for walking alone; and the families that give their basements as classrooms for female students. A controversial political figure in one of the most dangerous places on earth, Malalai Joya is a hero for our times, a young woman who refused to be silent, a young woman committed to making a difference in the world, no matter the cost.


The Zanzibar Chest: A Memoir of Love and War

The Zanzibar Chest: A Memoir of Love and War

The Zanzibar Chest: A Memoir of Love and War

Author: Aidan Hartley

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Isbn 10: 0007380267

Category: Travel

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 873

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A deeply affecting memoir of a childhood in Africa and the continent's horrendous wars, which Hartley witnessed at first hand as a journalist in the 1990s. Shortlisted for the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction, this is a masterpiece of autobiographical journalism.


Warlord

Warlord

Warlord

Author: Jennifer Fallon

Publisher: Tor Books

Isbn 10: 1429940107

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 512

Number of Views: 1256

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Marla Wolfblade is reeling from the loss of her closest confidant, Elizaar the Fool, who taught her the Rules of Gaining and Wielding Power, and helped shape her into a force in Hythria. But Marla's plans for revenge are disrupted when she discovers she has a dangerous adversary.... On the border, Fardohnya has massed its troops for an invasion, and Marla's eldest son, Damin Wolfblade, heir to the throne of Hythria, finds his ability to fight back is thwarted by tradition, politics, and the foolishness of the High Prince... Back in Krakandar, Mahkas Damaran awaits news of the battle and has sealed the city against Damin's return. With the city on the brink of starvation, it seems only theft on an unprecedented scale can free Krakandar from Mahkas's madness and tyranny... and destroy Hythria's web of secrets and lies. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Warlords of Dust

Warlords of Dust

Warlords of Dust

Author: P R Adams

Publisher: Promethean Tales

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 522

Number of Views: 1530

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He thought wizards and dragons were the deadliest threat he could face. He was wrong. Like any good mercenary, Riyun Molliro never quits a contract. But his agreement to locate a powerful executive’s daughter presents unexpected challenges, starting with being transported into a pocket dimension created for games. Now he finds himself standing against even more unimaginable enemies—giant robots and powerful creatures awakened from slumber deep underground. But it’s the humans of this wasteland who pose the greatest danger. All Riyun can do is rely on his training and determination to keep him alive. And as time runs out in his search for the young woman, the choices become tougher. No rescue, no money, sure—but the dead can’t spend their payday. Get your copy of the third installment in this action-packed series, and follow the Warlords of Dust.


Warlord’s Baby

Warlord’s Baby

Warlord’s Baby

Author: Nancey Cummings,Starr Huntress

Publisher: Nancey Cummings

Isbn 10: 1370488920

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 106

Number of Views: 1806

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What to expect when you’re expecting an alien’s baby. Mercy has been pregnant for-freaking-ever. She’s tired and grumpy and ready to get this kid out of her. Of course, being adored by her alien warlord husband is awesome but she hasn’t seen her feet in a month. And she can’t get over this sneaking suspicion that there’s something Paax isn’t telling her... Just as Mercy needs Paax the most, tension within the clan pulls them apart. He’s nowhere to be found when she goes into labor.


The Warlord of Mars

The Warlord of Mars

The Warlord of Mars

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Publisher: Open Road Media

Isbn 10: 1504060970

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 122

Number of Views: 340

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John Carter pursues his kidnapped wife, the Martian princess Dejah Thoris, across the perilous red planet in this thrilling sequel to The Gods of Mars. When Dejah Thoris is finally freed from the Temple of the Sun, new perils await her at the hands of her liberators. Along with Princess Thuvia of Ptarth, Dejah is immediately taken prisoner by the nefarious Matai Shang and his daughter Phaidor. Though John Carter is close on their trail, they escape from the south pole of Mars by heading into uncharted regions. As he pursues them to the equatorial Land of Koal and onward to the dangerous realms of the north pole, Carter battles fearsome monsters and discovers a forgotten race of yellow Martians. Before his adventure is over, his many feats of bravery and skill will have earned him the title Warlord of Barsoom.


Ren: Warlord Brides

Ren: Warlord Brides

Ren: Warlord Brides

Author: Nancey Cummings,Starr Huntress

Publisher: Nancey Cummings

Isbn 10: 1005770123

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 535

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The red guy. Again. Emry thought she was done with alien Romeos who made promises and then ditched you, but their paths continued to cross. What’s a girl to do when the same guy keeps turning up like a bad penny? Steal his ship. Four years ago, Ren sent his away and regretted it every day. Now fate has given him a second chance. He won't let her run away. The chase is on.


Alien Warlord’s Passion

Alien Warlord’s Passion

Alien Warlord’s Passion

Author: Nancey Cummings,Starr Huntress

Publisher: Nancey Cummings

Isbn 10: 1370010044

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 297

Number of Views: 1273

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She'll do anything for her son. Even marry an alien. Rosemary left Earth to make a better life for her seven-year-old son. She’s got a good job, a nice house, and one minor problem: she needs to marry a Mahdfel warrior if she wants to stay. Better the devil you know... She can take her chances and marry a stranger or she can accept an offer from an unlikely candidate: Mene. She doesn't like him and she thought he didn't like her. He can barely look at her without snarling. But then again, none of the other warriors are any better. He might not be handsome... No female can look Mene in the eye and not flinch. But beneath his scarred face and gruff demeanoris a good man. A man who wants a mate and family. His warrior’s heart burns for the curvaceous and vibrant human female, but she's very clear she's not interested in love. He’ll show her that his passion is anything but fake. Stand alone, guaranteed HEA, no cheating and no cliffhangers. (I hate those things.)


Blood Ties

Blood Ties

Blood Ties

Author: Pamela Freeman

Publisher: Orbit

Isbn 10: 0316032123

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 480

Number of Views: 1667

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A thousand years ago, the Eleven Domains were invaded and the original inhabitants forced on the road as Travelers, belonging nowhere, welcomed by no-one. Now the Domains are governed with an iron fist by the Warlords, but there are wilder elements to the landscape which cannot be controlled and which may prove their undoing. Some are spirits of place, of water and air and fire and earth. Some are greater than these. And some are human. Bramble: a village girl, whom no-one living can tame ... forced to flee from her home for a crime she did not commit. Ash: apprentice to a safeguarder, forced to kill for an employer he cannot escape. Saker: an enchanter, who will not rest until the land is returned to his people. As their three stories unfold, along with the stories of those whose lives they touch, it becomes clear that they are bound together in ways that not even a stonecaster could foresee - bound by their past, their future, and their blood.


Scoundrels, Monsters, and Special Circumstances

Scoundrels, Monsters, and Special Circumstances

Scoundrels, Monsters, and Special Circumstances

Author: Hachette Assorted Authors

Publisher: Orbit

Isbn 10: 0316182486

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1069

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Orbit is pleased to present a selection from each of our upcoming titles for Fall 2010. Inside you'll find everything from king-stealing thieves, to zombie-hunting couples. We have the newest Iain M. Banks novel Surface Detail, Greg Bear's triumphant return to deep space SF with Hull Zero Three, new novels from urban fantasy greats like Lilith Saintcrow and Jennifer Rardin. We're especially pleased to introduce debut author, Rachel Aaron, with her three rip-roaring fantasy adventures in three months.