Offworld Dangerous Times Collection Book 1

Author: Robin Parrish
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 9781441205544
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The return of NASA's first manned mission to Mars was supposed to be a momentous day. But when the crew loses touch with ground control before entry, things look bleak. Safe after a treacherous landing, the crew emerges to discover the unthinkable--every man, woman, child, and animal has vanished without a trace. Alone now on their home planet, the crew sets out to discover where everyone has gone--and how to get them back--only to discover they may not be as alone as they thought.

Dark Moon

Author: Rebecca York
Publisher: Light Street Press
ISBN: 097062932X
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From New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Author Rebecca York PRAISE FOR REBECCA YORK "Rebecca York delivers page-turning suspense." --Nora Roberts "(Rebecca York) is a real luminary of contemporary series romance." --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World OVERVIEW He's a werewolf. She's his partner. Their dangerous assignment: to rescue a young woman forced into sexual slavery. As their own relationship heats to flash point, what happens when she discovers her lover is a shape-shifter? MORE PRAISE FOR REBECCA YORK "Rebecca York's writing is fast-paced, suspenseful, and loaded with tension." --Jayne Ann Krentz "Rebecca York will thrill you with romance, kill you with danger and chill you with the supernatural." --Patricia Rosemoor "Rebecca York never fails to deliver. Her strong characterizations, imaginative plots and sensuous love scenes have made fans of thousands of romance, romantic suspense and thriller readers." --Chassie West "No one sends more chills down your spine than the very creative and imaginative Ms. York!" --Melinda Helfer, Romantic Times **More stories in Rebecca York's Decorah Security Series: #1 On Edge - Paranormal romantic-suspense novella - introduces founder of Decorah Security Agency #2 Dark Moon - Paranormal romantic-suspense novel #3 Chained - Paranormal romantic-suspense novella #4 Ambushed - Paranormal romantic-suspense short story #5 Dark Powers - Paranormal romantic-suspense novel #6 Hot and Dangerous - Paranormal romantic-suspense short story #7 At Risk - Paranormal romantic-suspense novel #8 Christmas Captive - Paranormal romantic-suspense novella #9 Destination Wedding - Paranormal romantic-suspense novella **The Decorah Security Collection includes Chained, Dark Powers, Hot and Dangerous, and Ambushed. **For more sexy, action-packed thrillers from Rebecca York, check out the science-fiction romance stories in her Off-World Series: #1 - Hero's Welcome - Sexy science-fiction romance short story #2 - Nightfall - Sexy science-fiction romance novella #3 - Conquest - Sexy science-fiction romance short story #4 - Assignment Danger - Sexy science-fiction romance novella #5 - Christmas Home - Sexy science-fiction romance short story **The Off World Collection includes Hero's Welcome, Conquest, and Nightfall.

Dragon In Exile

Author: Sharon Lee
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
ISBN: 1625793928
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#18 in the popular and exciting science fiction Liaden Universeï. Clan Korval rebuilds its fortunes on the gritty, semi-anarchic planet of Surebleak. Over a quarter million Liaden Universeï books are in print with an audience that keeps growing! Star-trading Clan Korval¾known to Terrans as the Tree-and-Dragon Family and to the locals simply as "the Dragon"¾has been convicted of crimes against the homeworld. No matter that one of the "crimes" consisted of saving the elitist planet of Liad from very real internal threats, the Council of Clans wanted Korval heads to roll. Unfortunately for the Council, the Dragon's allies conspired to impose a milder punishment for saving the worlbanishment, rather than execution. Now relocated to the free-for-all world of Surebleak, the Dragon is under contract to keep the Port Road open to all traffic, and to back the New Bosses in imposing law and order on a society originally based on larceny and assassination. This modest rustication is going surprisingly well, until Korval discovers that the enemy they'd sought to destroy. . .wasn't quite destroyed, and is more determined than ever to eradicate Korval. While the banishment killed no one initially, many of Korvals trading allies are spooked, and some are reneging on ancient agreements, leaving the Dragon to make its own way. The clans efforts to stealthily recruit new allies is going haywire, and a secret death toll is rising even as the clans adherents endure increasing exposure to danger and deceit off-world. To make matters worse, an active portion of Surebleak's native population liked the Old Ways just fine, and are conspiring to take the New Bosses¾and the Dragon¾down, and are sure they have the firepower and people to do it. The exiled Dragon has to make an urgent choice¾accept an alliance with criminals or face down each and every enemy in person, one by one. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Dragon in Exile: "[S]prawling and satisfying. . . . Space opera mixes with social engineering, influenced by Regency-era manners and delicate notions of honor. . . . [I]ts like spending time with old friends . . ."¾Publishers Weekly The Liaden Universe Main Series: Dragon in Exile Trade Secret Necessity's Child Dragon Ship Ghost Ship Fledgling Saltation Mouse and Dragon About Necessity's Child: "Compelling and wondrous, as sharp and graceful as Damascus steel, Necessity's Child is a terrific addition to Lee & Miller's addictive series."¾#1 New York Times best seller, Patricia Briggs About the Liaden Universeï series: _Every now and then you come across an author, or in this case, a pair, who write exactly what you want to read, the characters and personalities that make you enjoy meeting them. . . . I rarely rave on and on about stories, but I am devoted to Lee and Miller novels and stories.Ó ¾Anne McCaffrey _These authors consistently deliver stories with a rich, textured setting, intricate plotting, and vivid, interesting characters from fully-realized cultures, both human and alien, and each book gets better.Ó¾Elizabeth Moon _[A] recommended, powerful pick. . .a fast-paced military and political thriller.Ó¾Midwest Book Review on Ghost Ship _[D]elightful stories of adventure and romance set in a far future. . .space opera milieu. Its all a rather heady mix of Gordon R. Dickson, the Forsythe Saga, and Victoria Holt, with Lee and Milliers own unique touches making it all sparkle and sizzle. Anyone whose taste runs toward SF in the true romantic tradition cant help but like the Liaden Universe.Ó¾Analog _[T]he many fans of the Liad universe will welcome the latestãcontinuing young pilot Theo Waitleys adventures.Ó_Booklist on Saltation _[A]ficionados of intelligent space opera will be thoroughly entertained. . .[T]he authors' craftsmanship is top-notch.Ó _Publishers Weekly on Lee and Millers popular Liaden Universeï thriller, I Dare

History After Hobsbawm

Author: John H. Arnold
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198768788
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What does it mean--and what might it yet come to mean--to write "history" in the twenty-first century? History After Hobsbawm brings together leading historians from across the globe to ask what being an historian should mean in their particular fields of study. Taking their cue from one of the previous century's greatest historians, Eric Hobsbawm, and his interests across many periods and places, the essays approach their subjects with an underlying sense of what role an historian might seek to play, and attempt to help twenty-first-century society understand "how we got here" They present new work in their sub-fields but also point to how their specialisms are developing, how they might further grow in the future, and how different areas of focus might speak to the larger challenges of history--both for the discipline itself and for its relationship to other fields of academic inquiry. Like Hobsbawn, the authors in this collection know that history matters. They speak to both the past and the present and, in so doing, introduce some of the most exciting new lines of research in a broad array of subjects from the medieval period to the present.

The Not So Perfect Planet

Author: Pamela F. Service
Publisher: Darby Creek ™
ISBN: 1467730300
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Josh Higgins has an alien gizmo that lets him think his way to other planets—and he does NOT want to use it. But his sister Maggie won't stop bugging him, so he agrees to an off-world vacation. Josh dreams up a planet full of blue oceans, white beaches, and sunny weather. And he prepares for everything...well, almost. A parade of cranky creatures soon spoils Josh and Maggie's perfect getaway—including a one-horned beast, a sharp-toothed sea princess, and a two-tailed monkey. The planet's locals just can't get along, and Josh and Maggie find themselves caught up in the squabbling. As the Earth kids rush from one danger to another, will they discover a way to keep the peace? Or will Josh and Maggie become prisoners of the not-so-perfect planet?

The Reckoners

Author: Doranna Durgin
Publisher: Blue Hound Visions
ISBN: 161138513X
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The Reckoners (Author Cut): A powerful ghostbuster raised by a spirit, her brilliantly eccentric backup team, a cat who isn't a cat at all...and a fiercely driven bounty hunter from a different dimension who brings them together when worlds collide. "Heart, adventure, and buckets of wonder." --Julie Czerneda, Aurora-winning author of the Reunification Trilogy Skilled ghosthunter Lisa "Garrie" McGarrity not only sees dead people, she wrangles them into submission. But her beloved ghostly mentor moved on years ago, and the Southwest has gone quiet under Garrie's hand. Garrie and her team have grown restless and...well, face it. Maybe willing to take a risk or two. So when the relentlessly mysterious and fiercely driven Trevarr (and his not-cat!) shows up asking for help, Garrie is inclined to listen. And when he describes big trouble at the San Jose Winchester Mystery House, she's inclined to go with him, even if it splits her team along the way. But she doesn't expect a mansion crammed with spirits on the brink of madness, and she doesn't expect to face off against the powerful and unfamiliar energies of semi-ethereal beings from another dimension. She definitely doesn't expect the fabric of her own world to unravel around her--with no one but her to stop it. And truly, she has no idea how deep Trevarr's secrets run. ~~~ "The Reckoners is certain to carry readers along at a break-neck pace that is nonetheless savored along the way." --Jennifer Roberson, author of the Karavans series. "Ghosts, aliens, danger, romance, and a non-cat. As Lisa McGarrity might say, what's not to like?" --Anne Bishop, author of the Black Jewels series "Heroic figures with problems even bigger than they are." --Jacqueline Lichtenberg, The Monthly Aspectarian "Readers will enjoy the humorous dialogue and ghost-busting lingo..." --Publisher's Weekly "THE RECKONERS is an original paranormal adventure which will fuel your imagination on every page." --Single Titles "Delightful beginning to a new series that's funny and lively with a memorable cast of characters." --Fresh Fiction "Doranna Durgin makes her mark with her new urban fantasy series, THE RECKONERS. The delicious debut titled, THE RECKONERS, features a topnotch ghost-hunting team, a tracker from another world, his mysterious sidekick, and all sorts of paranormal activity. The pacing is excellent and the plot engaging. Ms. Durgin’s word-building is edgy and she provides some interesting takes on supernatural elements. Overall, the central mystery is complex, the action plentiful, and the developing relationship between the protagonists satisfying.... It is an exceptional read." --Romance Junkies "Like all of Durgin's books, Reckoners has glorious 3D characters. It has all the joy of Ghostbusters, all the incredible monsters of the paranormal, and a delightful romance that never lets you down. Durgin deftly avoids cliché, and builds a rock-solid high-tension story. Best of all, it comes with an excellent twist at the end that will leave you begging for more." --Adrianne, a reader "THE RECKONERS is the first release in Ms. Durgin's new ghost buster series. It is an original and fresh take on the spiritual world and is intense from page one. I enjoyed the interaction between the main characters and the sexual tension between Trevarr and Garrie is extreme. I look forward to more in this series from Ms. Durgin." --The Romance Reader's Connection "Doranna Durgin begins a new urban fantasy series with The Reckoners, featuring feisty heroine and ghost hunter Lisa McGarrity known to her friends as Garrie. At age ten she learned of her talent to corral and manage ghosts. Rhonda Rose, a ghost, helped her to understand and develop her abilities. Now she heads a team of three: the empath Lucia, Drew who can sense the history of a place, and Quinn who ferrets out data they need...Durgin takes the reader on a wild ride with plenty of twists and turns." --Mel Jacobs at SFRevu

Persecuted

Author: Robin Parrish
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441264698
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"The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion." --Reverend Billy Graham The Question Is Not If Attempts Will Be Made to Limit Religious Freedoms, But When. And When That Day Comes, Will You Stay Silent? A storm is coming. The most popular evangelist of his day, John Luther, simply wants to share the Gospel and enjoy a quiet life with his family. He never asked to be at the center of a political controversy, but an ill wind has been blowing through the halls of Congress, and supporters of a new religious-equality bill see Luther's endorsement as critical. But when Luther refuses to lend his support, he unknowingly sets in motion an explosive plan bent on destroying his reputation and undermining everything for which he stands. His once-normal life is turned upside down as he becomes a fugitive left with only one dangerous option--putting everything he holds most dear at risk while he fights to expose the truth. It is a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that could threaten the very fabric of our nation's freedoms.

Just Alex

Author: Alicia Rose
Publisher: Infinity Pub
ISBN: 9780741458476
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The day of Alex's daughter's wedding was a significant day. This day drastically shifted Alex's destiny by being kidnapped; depositing her into a far-off world full of intrigue and danger.