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|Author||: Christine Feehan|
A mage and a warrior must see beyond their facades and embrace the bond that links their souls in this powerful Carpathian novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan. At any other time, Julija Brennan would find solace in the quiet of the Sierra Mountains, but now the mage is in the race of her life. Having broken free from her controlling family, Julija’s attempt to warn the Carpathians of the coming threat has failed and put a target on her back—and those who are hunting her are close behind.… After centuries locked away in a monastery in the Carpathian Mountains, Isai Florea can’t believe he’s finally found his lifemate—the missing half of his soul. The second he sees Julija, his world blazes with color. But despite their explosive connection, Julija rebels against what she sees as Isai’s intent to control her and rejects the bond that would prevent him from becoming a monster. As their unfulfilled bond continues to call to them both, Julija and Isai aim to complete the task that brought them together. They are used to facing danger alone, but now the mage and the ancient warrior must learn how to rely on each other in order to stop a plot that threatens all Carpathians.…
|Author||: Dana V. Moison|
THE DECEPTION OF BEAUTY HAD NEVER BEEN SO DARK. When a powerful woman consumed by revenge leads innocent beauties right into her trap . . . DARK ILLUSION is a fast-paced thriller about a young, driven NYPD Detective, Sharon Davis, and her mission to catch a ruthless serial killer who disfigures the victims' beautiful faces before killing them. Sharon's pursuit of the elusive killer leads her to the glamorous fashion world, soon to reveal its own ugliness, and threatens to unveil the dark secret of a renowned magazine editor. She also uncovers the involvement of a famous supermodel gravely unaware of the great danger lurking. Will Sharon put together all the pieces of the puzzle in time to save the next victim? This is the captivating story of three strong women: an international model, a successful businesswoman hiding a dark secret, and a determined detective. While revenge rears its ugly head, love begins to blossom. The women's past is woven into the chain of murders, leading to an unpredictable ending. What begins as a seemingly simple mystery ends in a darker and more complex place than the reader could ever expect. DARK ILLUSION centers on desire, vengeance, strong, confident, often fearless women, and the deception that is beauty.
|Author||: Nicole R. Taylor|
|Editor||: Nicole R. Taylor|
An ancient war with demons. A lost sword with the power to end it all. And a woman with purple hair is the world’s only hope. Scarlett Ravenwood’s life changed the day she found out she was a Natural — a demon hunting mage — but what makes her different, also makes her a target. She’s touched by Arondight, the legendary sword destined to end the war between Light and Dark, and that makes her valuable…to both sides. But when she finds out her best friend Jackson is in danger, a conspiracy with the power to tip the balance to the Dark is revealed, and the only person she can trust is Wilder, her Natural mentor. Together, they do the unthinkable — break out a hybrid demon from prison and betray their own kind. On the run from the Light and the Dark, their only hope is hunting down the greater demon who murdered Scarlett’s parents, conspired to turn Jackson into a monster, and killing him… before he turns humanity into an army of mutated super demons. Dark Illusion is the second novel in The Arondight Codex, an Urban Fantasy series full of action, adventure, and romance, woven with the threads of lost Arthurian legend. Betrayed by their own kind and on the run, can Scarlett and Wilder take down a greater demon? Time is running out…
|Author||: Jay Seate|
|Editor||: Gypsy Shadow Publishing|
Sam Collier laments about having lost his wife to cancer and his son to college. He dabbles with photography, keeping his mind occupied, until strange things begin to happen. Objects move and reconfigure. His photography changes in ways that can’t be explained. A young woman, Sara, comes into Sam’s life. Her peculiarities are both a turn-on and a dilemma. As he seeks outside advice, his and Sara’s relationship deepens to the point that she is the catalyst in his life. While enduring her mysterious ways, he can’t ignore the escalation of bizarre events that eventually snare both his friend and his son. Questioning his own sanity, Sam finally confronts the girl who has become his lover and confidant, then tries to hang on to what is left of his reality, as his vision of the universe must change. The desires of raging spirits are not easily satisfied.
|Author||: Adrienne Kress|
|Editor||: Scholastic Inc.|
Enter the mind of Joey Drew in this exclusive memoir, sure to captivate fans of the hit horror video games Bendy and the Ink Machine and Bendy and the Dark Revival!
|Author||: A. J. Daniels|
|Editor||: ISBN Canada|
ANTONIO I've always been the dutiful best friend to Braxton De Luca, the Don of the Italian Mafia. But being associated with the Famiglia comes with certain... understandings. I've been hiding, never acting on my deepest desires for fear that once the Famiglia find out my secret, it'll be my blood being spilled next. But when the chance to get away for a couple of weeks presents itself, I jump on it, figuring time spent on the beach soaking up some rays is exactly what I need to recharge. That is until a chance encounter with a stranger my first day in Caye Caulker, Belize, threatens twenty years of buried secrets. Will I finally admit to myself and the Famiglia what I want? How will the Famiglia react when their illusion of me is shattered? KAI Falling in love again was never part of the plan, and certainly not with someone who was supposed to be a vacation fling. Definitely not with someone who turns out to be my new boss. But the more he pulls me in, the more I find myself falling for him. Our love is forbidden by those he calls family, but neither one of us can stop whatever is growing between us. He has secrets, but so do I. He hides from those he holds dear. I hide from a nightmare.
|Author||: Sherrilyn Kenyon|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Griffin|
Be careful what you wish for. . . You just might get it. Nick Gautier is tired of his destiny. He doesn't want to be the son of a demon who's fated to end the world. Nor does he want to see another demon or other preternatural creature who wants to kill or enslave him. He just wants to be normal teenager and have normal problems like everyone else. But normality isn't all it's cracked up to be. When he gets sucked into an alternate reality where his mother has married his mentor and his Atlantean god best friend has become a human geek, he begins to understand that no life is free of pain, and that every person has a specific place in the universe . . . even the son of a hated demon. Most of all, he sees that his powers aren't the curse he thought they were, and that the world needs a champion, especially a champion the world's enemies can't imagine rising up to defend the very people he should destroy. Old enemies and new friends square off for a major battle that will either restore Nick to his real world, or end him forever in #1 bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon's fifth novel in The Chronicles of Nick series, Illusion.
|Author||: Chris Hedges|
|Editor||: Knopf Canada|
Pulitzer prize–winner Chris Hedges charts the dramatic and disturbing rise of a post-literate society that craves fantasy, ecstasy and illusion. Chris Hedges argues that we now live in two societies: One, the minority, functions in a print-based, literate world, that can cope with complexity and can separate illusion from truth. The other, a growing majority, is retreating from a reality-based world into one of false certainty and magic. In this “other society,” serious film and theatre, as well as newspapers and books, are being pushed to the margins. In the tradition of Christopher Lasch’s The Culture of Narcissism and Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death, Hedges navigates this culture — attending WWF contests as well as Ivy League graduation ceremonies — exposing an age of terrifying decline and heightened self-delusion.
|Author||: Debra Kalmanowitz,Bobby Lloyd|
|Editor||: Psychology Press|
With accounts from Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Israel and South Africa, this book vividly illustrates the therapeutic power of art making and art therapy in helping individuals, families and communities cope with experiences of political violence.
|Author||: D. D. Miers|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
They say a war brews in the unseen world-and I'm the only one who can stop it. Eight weeks ago, a woman sacrificed herself for me. She believed with such certainty I would save this world, she used the last of her powers to protect me. But not everyone shares her conviction. The Council has turned to devious methods to force out my magic, and as nightmarish visions fill my head, I'm no longer sure I can trust myself. Attacks from the Necros grow bolder every day. To keep me hidden, the fiercely irresistible sorcerer at my side will take me to his underworld, a place no sane person would dare to follow. But the whispers stalk me everywhere . . . hunting me, wanting me. And the more I run, the more I realize safety may be just another dark illusion. Dark Illusions, the second book in D.D. Miers' Relic Keeper Series, is a new, edgy, urban fantasy sizzling with tension. Readers who like The Twenty-Sided Sorceress, The Elemental Series, and The Baine Chronicles will fall in love with Miers' paranormal universe and those fighting to defend it.
|Author||: Steven Sloman,Philip Fernbach|
“The Knowledge Illusion is filled with insights on how we should deal with our individual ignorance and collective wisdom.” —Steven Pinker We all think we know more than we actually do. Humans have built hugely complex societies and technologies, but most of us don’t even know how a pen or a toilet works. How have we achieved so much despite understanding so little? Cognitive scientists Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach argue that we survive and thrive despite our mental shortcomings because we live in a rich community of knowledge. The key to our intelligence lies in the people and things around us. We’re constantly drawing on information and expertise stored outside our heads: in our bodies, our environment, our possessions, and the community with which we interact—and usually we don’t even realize we’re doing it. The human mind is both brilliant and pathetic. We have mastered fire, created democratic institutions, stood on the moon, and sequenced our genome. And yet each of us is error prone, sometimes irrational, and often ignorant. The fundamentally communal nature of intelligence and knowledge explains why we often assume we know more than we really do, why political opinions and false beliefs are so hard to change, and why individual-oriented approaches to education and management frequently fail. But our collaborative minds also enable us to do amazing things. The Knowledge Illusion contends that true genius can be found in the ways we create intelligence using the community around us.
|Author||: J.S. Cooper|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Indie sensation and New York Times bestselling author of the Ex Games series and the Private Club series, J.S. Cooper introduces the Swept Away series—three new, dark and sexy romances about a woman marooned on a desert island with a mysterious stranger—but is he friend or foe? The day started like every other day... Bianca finds herself kidnapped and locked up in a van with a strange man. Ten hours later, they’re dumped on a deserted island. Bianca has no idea what’s going on and her attraction to this stranger is the only thing keeping her fear at bay. Jakob wants only to figure out why they’ve been left on the island and how they can get off. But as the days go by, he can’t ignore his growing fascination with Bianca. In order to survive, Bianca and Jakob must figure out how they’re connected, but as they grow closer, secrets are revealed that may destroy everything they thought they knew about each other.
|Author||: David Levi Strauss|
|Editor||: Mit Press|
Reports from America's political crisis, exposing a new "iconopolitics," in which words and images lose their connection to reality. The political crisis that sneaked up on America--the rise of Trump and Trumpism--has revealed the rot at the core of American exceptionalism. Recent changes in the way words and images are produced and received have made the current surreality possible; communication through social media, by design, maximizes attention and minimizes scrutiny. In Co-Illusion, the noted writer on art, photography, and politics David Levi Strauss bears witness to the new "iconopolitics" in which words and images lose their connection to reality. The collusion that fueled Trump's rise was the secret agreement of voters and media consumers--their "co-illusion"--to set aside the social contract. Strauss offers dispatches from the epicenter of our constitutional earthquake, writing first from the 2016 Democratic and Republican conventions and then from the campaign. After the election, he switches gears, writing in the voices of the regime and of those complicit in its actions--from the thoughts of the President himself ("I am not a mistake. I am not a fluke, or a bug in the system. I am the System") to the reflections of a nameless billionaire tech CEO whose initials may or may not be M. Z. Finally, Strauss shows us how we might repair the damage to the public imaginary after Trump exits the scene. Photographs by celebrated documentary photographers Susan Meiselas and Peter van Agtmael accompany the texts.
|Author||: Ginny L. Yttrup|
Four women in love. Four fractured romances. Through their friendships with one another will they uncover the illusion that's keeping them from their hearts' desires? Ellyn-chef, café owner, and newlywed-loves her life as Mrs. Miles Becker, but does her husband love their life together? Ellyn isn't sure. Doesn't it make sense that he may still have feelings for his first wife, the woman he lost to cancer after nearly thirty years of marriage? And what about Nerissa, Miles's closest friend? Why didn't he marry her? After her divorce, Nerissa committed to live as the bride of Christ. But her commitment is challenged when her financial security is threatened. Sensing trouble, her daughter, Twila, returns home to stand by her mom, leaving her fiancé behind. Yet Nerissa's sense of aloneness persists, leading her into dangerous waters. Pia, at nineteen, in the throes of love and passion, has her dreams shattered when her boyfriend reveals a truth he's withheld. And when her mother, Rosa, learns that truth? She'll do everything in her power to keep Pia and Manuel apart. Only Pia's Auntie Ellyn understands the level of her mother's control. As Ellyn, Nerissa, Twila, Pia, and Rosa struggle together, will they, through the friendships they share with one another, uncover the illusion that's keeping each of them bound?
|Author||: Cate Glass|
|Editor||: Tor Books|
A ragtag crew with forbidden magic must pull off an elaborate heist and stop a civil war in An Illusion of Thieves, a fantasy adventure from Cate Glass. In Cantagna, being a sorcerer is a death sentence. Romy escapes her hardscrabble upbringing when she becomes courtesan to the Shadow Lord, a revolutionary noble who brings laws and comforts once reserved for the wealthy to all. When her brother, Neri, is caught thieving with the aid of magic, Romy's aristocratic influence is the only thing that can spare his life—and the price is her banishment. Now back in Beggar’s Ring, she has just her wits and her own long-hidden sorcery to help her and Neri survive. But when a plot to overthrow the Shadow Lord and incite civil war is uncovered, only Romy knows how to stop it. To do so, she’ll have to rely on newfound allies—a swordmaster, a silversmith, and her own thieving brother. And they'll need the very thing that could condemn them all: magic. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
|Author||: Reese Ryan|
Everything is bigger in Texas— especially temptation. For attorney and Texas Cattleman’s Club member Roarke Perry, Annabel Currin is about as forbidden as it gets. A just-jilted bride, gorgeously sexy, tender-hearted…and the daughter of his father’s nemesis. The sexual currents crackling between him and his client should have been warning enough. Now they’re both playing with fire. And someone’s gonna get burned…
|Author||: Calvin Brobst Knerr,Constantine Hering|
|Author||: Mark Lawrence|
Sometimes being wrong is the right answer. Nick Hayes's genius is in wringing out the universe's secrets. It's a talent that's allowed him to carve paths through time. But the worst part is that he knows how his story will end. He's seen it with his own eyes. And every year that passes, every breakthrough he makes, brings him a step closer. Mia's accident is waiting for them both in 2011. If it happens then he's out of choices. Then a chance 1992 discovery reveals that this seeker of truth has been lying to himself. But why? It's a question that haunts him for years. A straw he clings to as his long-awaited fate draws near. Time travel turns out not to be the biggest problem Nick has to work on. He needs to find out how he can stay on his path but change the destination. Failure has never been an option, and neither has survival. But Nick's hoping to roll the dice one more time. And this new truth begins with a lie.