A charming, hilarious romantic comedy told with sharp insight and sarcastic wit, for readers of Helen Fielding, Maria Semple, Emily Giffin, or Jennifer Weiner. We switch. I bait. Let me help you snag a date. All through college, Blanche Carter was known as the love doctor in her sorority. Now she´s parlayed her talent into a unique consulting business: she runs the online dating profiles of Washington D.C.´s most eligible women. Armed with a battalion of rules, Blanche expertly helps her clients optimize their profiles and ace that first date. But although she´ll happily message handsome strangers (and fend off dick pics) for other ladies, Blanche´s most important rule is the one she has for herself: no relationships. She´s seen too much heartbreak to believe in real love anymore. When a former fling pops up among the matches for one of her favorite clients, Blanche gamely messages him on her behalf. Blanche is definitely over him, and this is how she´ll prove it. But if she doesn´t watch out, Blanche might end up not only screwing over a client-and possibly tanking her entire business-but breaking her rule about love as well . . . Ricki Schultz´s trademark irreverent humor and wry insight into the absurdities of modern dating are both outrageously funny and genuinely moving in her unforgettable new novel. ´´Ricki Schultz´s relatable novel will have readers LOLing.´´--- US Weekly on Mr. Right-Swipe ´´Rae is a Heroine Who Keeps It Real...She´s blunt, she´s sarcastic, she´s honest...A brilliantly funny debut novel about a 21st century girl searching for her happily ever after.´´--- Bustle on Mr. Right-Swipe ´´Breezy, brazen...a fun beach read.´´ --- Seattle Times on Mr. Right-Swipe ´´This book gave me my absolute favorite feeling: laughing out loud alone in a room, chased immediately by the swoons.´´--- Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author, on Mr. Right-Swipe ´´For a fun read that feels like an adventure in everyday life more than it does a book, this comes highly recommended.´´--- RT Book Reviews (FOUR STARS), on Mr. Right-Swipe
The Great Shadow, also known as The Great Shadow and other Napoleonic Tales, is an action and adventure novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and published in 1892 in J.W. Arrowsmith´s Bristol Library. The novel takes place in the Napoleonic era on the English-Scottish border city called West Inch. The Great Shadow refers to the Napoleon´s influence and his reputation that forms a shadow over West Inch.
This is the story of an Arizona Tribal police officer who stumbles onto one of the of the biggest cases in the history of the Southwest. He is a member of an elite group within the Native American communities known as The Shadow Wolves. What comes with his discovery is the uncovering of massive corruption in places where he once had placed his total trust. Shadow Wolves is a book of fiction based on reality. Both author?s have worked with, confronted, and seen the power of the Deep State and the manner in which many federal government agencies willfully violate the Constitution and the laws of the land in service to special interests. The 2016 election has for the first time made many American citizens aware that the Deep State is very ℜ that the mainstream media is a fake news media offering a false narrative designed by the secret intelligence world in service to special interests. The fight for America?s soul is taking place far from Washington, D.C. This is a story of one small group of patriots fighting the good fight.
The Book of the New Sun is unanimously acclaimed as Gene Wolfe´s most remarkable work, hailed as ´´a masterpiece of science fantasy comparable in importance to the major works of Tolkien and Lewis´´ by Publishers Weekly , and ´´one of the most ambitious works of speculative fiction in the twentieth century´´ by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction . Shadow & Claw brings together the first two books of the tetralogy in one volume: The Shadow of the Torturer is the tale of young Severian, an apprentice in the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession -- showing mercy toward his victim. Ursula K. Le Guin said, ´´Magic stuff . . . a masterpiece . . . the best science fiction I´ve read in years!´´ The Claw of the Conciliator continues the saga of Severian, banished from his home, as he undertakes a mythic quest to discover the awesome power of an ancient relic, and learn the truth about his hidden destiny. ´´Arguably the finest piece of literature American science fiction has yet produced [is] the four-volume Book of the New Sun.´´-- Chicago Sun-Times ´´The Book of the New Sun establishes his preeminence, pure and simple. . . . The Book of the New Sun contains elements of Spenserian allegory, Swiftian satire, Dickensian social consciousness and Wagnerian mythology. Wolfe creates a truly alien social order that the reader comes to experience from within . . . once into it, there is no stopping.´´ --The New York Times Book Review At the publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
Following on from the bestselling The Seven Sisters and The Storm Sister , The Shadow Sister is the third book in Lucinda Riley´s spellbinding series, loosely based on the mythology of the Seven Sisters star cluster. Star D´Aplièse is at a crossroads in her life after the sudden death of her beloved father - the elusive billionaire, named Pa Salt by his six daughters, all adopted by him from the four corners of the world. He has left each of them a clue to their true heritage, but Star - the most enigmatic of the sisters - is hesitant to step out of the safety of the close relationship she shares with her sister CeCe. In desperation, she decides to follow the first clue she has been left, which leads her to an antiquarian bookshop in London, and the start of a whole new world . . . A hundred years earlier, headstrong and independent Flora MacNichol vows she will never marry. She is happy and secure in her home in the Lake District, living close to her idol, Beatrix Potter, when machinations outside of her control lead her to London, and the home of one of Edwardian society´s most notorious players, Alice Keppel. Flora is pulled between passionate love and duty to her family, but finds herself a pawn in a game - the rules of which are only known to others, until a meeting with a mysterious gentleman unveils the answers that Flora has been searching for her whole life . . . As Star learns more of Flora´s incredible journey, she too goes on a voyage of discovery, finally stepping out of the shadow of her sister and opening herself up to the possibility of love.
A riveting account of the search for a “latter-day Jack the Ripper” in New England: “Rich with characterization and insight, and a real page-turner” (Jonathan Kellerman). In the mid-1980s, someone stabbed six women to death in the Connecticut River Valley on the border between New Hampshire and Vermont. The murderer remains at large and the total number of his victims is unknown. In this brilliant work of true crime reportage, New York Times –bestselling author Philip E. Ginsburg provides fascinating insights into the groundbreaking forensic methods used to track the killer and paints indelible portraits of the lives he cut so tragically short. The Shadow of Death re-creates the fear that consumed the idyllic region when young women began to disappear with horrifying regularity. Neighbors used to leaving their doors unlocked suddenly wondered who among them was a sadistic serial killer. Friends and family of the victims were left to endure the bottomless pain of imagining their loved ones’ terrifying last moments. Desperate to stop the slayings, local police and FBI investigators used exotic new techniques to try to unmask the murderer. In some of the book’s most harrowing sections, Ginsburg documents the extraordinary efforts of psychologist John Philpin as he risks his own emotional stability to get inside the mind of a madman. Law enforcement officials identified several suspects and came tantalizingly close to putting all the pieces of the puzzle together, but it was only after a pregnant woman survived a brutal attack that the killings appeared to stop. The question remains: Could they start again? The Shadow of Death is a “riveting” profile of one of America’s greatest unsolved mysteries ( Kirkus Reviews ).
One family brings its own brand of justice to the streets of Chicago´s shadowy underworld as #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan returns to a series hot enough to burn... The paparazzi can´t get enough of infamous bad boy Giovanni Ferraro. But unknown to them--and the women he beds--he´s just playing a role. Keeping the spotlight on himself keeps it off the family business. And if this lethal shadow rider can´t hunt in the dark, he´ll find his pleasure elsewhere... Sasha Provis grew up on a Wyoming ranch and thought she knew how to protect herself from predators. But in the nightclub where she works, she´s fair game--until one of the owners steps in to protect her. Giovanni is gorgeous. He´s dangerous. And his every touch takes her breath away. The devil at her heels may have finally met its match...
The world is too multifaceted to know it. So on one of the boundaries of Enrof there is the underside of being. Sometimes both worlds come into contact, merging into a single whole. And then the only thing that remains for a person is to recognize the existence of something strange and incomprehensible. The Angel of Lucia and the demon Sarcon have to work together, so that the mystical for the human world does not become too much. But human ´´diseases´´ are in too dangerous a proximity to the messengers because of the shadow. Who will get infected first?