From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts—an utterly spellbinding tale about a woman who, though battered in both body and spirit, can never lose Hope…
Tory Bodeen grew up in South Carolina, in a small run-down house, where her father ruled with an iron fist and a leather belt—and where her dreams and talents had no room to flourish. But she had Hope, who lived in the big house just a short skip away and whose friendship allowed Tory to be something she wasn’t allowed to be at home: a child.
After young Hope’s brutal murder, unsolved to this day, Tory’s life began to fall apart. And now, as she returns to her hometown, with plans to settle in and open a stylish home-design shop, she is determined to find a measure of peace and free herself from the haunting visions of the past. As she forges a new bond with Cade Lavelle—Hope’s older brother and the heir to the family fortune—she isn’t sure whether the tragic loss they share will unite them or drive them apart. But she is willing to open her heart, just a little, and try.
Living so close to those unhappy memories will be more difficult and frightening than Tory could ever have expected, however. Because Hope’s murderer is nearby as well…, "Villette! Villette! Have you read it?" exclaimed George Eliot when Charlotte Brontë's final novel appeared in 1853. "It is a still more wonderful book than Jane Eyre. There is something almost preternatural in its power."
Arguably Brontë's most refined and deeply felt work, Villette draws on her profound loneliness following the deaths of her three siblings. Lucy Snowe, the narrator of Villette,flees from an unhappy past in England to begin a new life as a teacher at a French boarding school in the great cosmopolitan capital of Villette. Soon Lucy's struggle for independence is overshadowed by both her friendship with a worldly English doctor and her feelings for an autocratic schoolmaster. Brontë's strikingly modern heroine must decide if there is any man in her society with whom she can live and still be free., As a teenager, it was never Sam Pulsifer’s intention to torch an American landmark. He certainly never planned to kill two people in the blaze. To this day, he still wonders why that young couple was upstairs in bed in the Emily Dickinson house after hours.
After serving ten years in prison for his crime, Sam is determined to put the past behind him. He finishes college, begins a career, falls in love, gets married, has two adorable kids, and buys a nice home. His low-profile life is chugging along quite nicely until the past comes crashing through his front door.
As the homes of Robert Frost, Edith Wharton, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and even a replica of Henry David Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond go up in smoke, Sam becomes the number one suspect. Finding the real culprit is the only way to clear his name—but sometimes there’s a terrible price to pay for the truth.
An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England is a literary tour de force—a brilliant skewering of every memoir every written and a novel that will have readers underlining their favorite passages and reading them aloud., كانت هناك شجرة على ضفة النهر، شجرة جوز هند. اتكأ سدهارتا عليها، ولف ذراعه حول جذعها ثم تطلع إلى المياه المخضرة التي تتدفق تحته. تطلع إلى الأسفل وملأته رغبة في أن يرخي نفسه ليغرق في الماء. فالفراغ الرهيب في الماء كان يعكس فراغاً مرعباً في روحه. نعم. كان في نهايته. إذ لم يعد هناك شيء قد تبقى إلا أن يزيل نفسه. هذا هو العمل الذي كان يتوق للقيام به، أن يدمر الصيغة التي كان يكرهها! فلتلتهم الأسماك قلب سدهارتا هذا، هذا المعتوه، هذا الجسد الفاسد المهترئ، تلك الروح البليدة المستهلكة! فلتلتهمه الأسماك والتماسيح ولتمزقه الشياطين إرباً.
بملامح متشنجة راح يحدق إلى الماء فرأى وجهه وبصق عليه. أبعد ذراعيه عن جذع الشجرة وتحول قليلاً لعله يسقط على رأسه ويغوص. وانحنى بعينين مغلقتين نحو الموت., The hunters have become the hunted.
The monsters have become the prey.
The blood of werewolves runs with the fierce, wild magic of the earth. For millennia, that's what's kept us safe, let us shed our human skins and run as beasts. Now, it's the siren song that calls our enemies.
I'm the girl known as White Wolf, the Alpha Female for a new pack, a super pack, a combination of my wolves and the wolves governed by the seven Alpha Males I've chosen as my mates. Together, we represent and protect every werewolf in North America. Together, we represent the most highly desired prey on the continent.
Faerie courts, vampires, witches, demons...they want our blood, our flesh. They want the magic that runs through our veins that even we don't know how to use. If I can't learn to wield magic from my grandmother, the last werewolf to ever cast a spell, then we're all doomed.
The hunters won't just be the prey...they'll be extinct.
And me, I have seven soul mates to kiss, hold, protect.
My males and I, we'll fight to our very last breaths. I just hope that last gasp doesn't come sooner rather than later.
***PACK VIOLET SHADOW (the sequel to PACK EBON RED) is a 300+ page full-length reverse harem/menage, urban fantasy/paranormal romance novel for mature teens and adults 18+ with a happily ever after waiting at the end of the series. It features one strong woman and her seven hot men that will do whatever it takes to protect and support their alpha. This book contains: werewolves, magic, vampires, dark fae, witches, intrigue, steamy sex scenes, romance, paranormal politics, and true love. This is book #2 in THE SEVEN MATES OF ZARA WOLF series., Bestselling author Patrick Carman pushes the vbook to the next level with this thrilling book/video/web experience.
In the 21st century landscape of bits and bytes, everyone leaves a digital footprint ... even the most advanced cyber criminals. And that’s where the Trackers come in. Four tech-savvy kids armed with high-tech video cameras and esoteric coding skills, the Trackers can find almost anyone, anywhere. Told through a collage of videos, text, and websites, Trackers #1 follows Adam, Finn, Lewis, and Emily as they become entangled in a high-tech, high-stakes game of cat and mouse with Shantorian, the world’s most dangerous hacker. At least, that’s who they think they’re tracking....