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A Touch Mortal
  • Author : Leah Clifford
  • Publisher : Greenwillow Books
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0062005014
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Eden didn't expect Az. Not his saunter down the beach toward her. Not his unbelievable pick-up line. Not the instant, undeniable connection. And not his wings. Yeah. So long, happily-ever-after. Now trapped between life and death, cursed to spread chaos with her every touch, Eden could be the key in the eternal struggle between heaven and hell. All because she gave her heart to one of the Fallen, an angel cast out of heaven. She may lose everything she ever had. She may be betrayed by those she loves most. But Eden will not be a pawn in anyone else's game. Her heart is her own. And that's only the beginning of the end.

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    A Touch Mortal
  • Author : Leah Clifford
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 9780062069740
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Eden didn't expect Az. Not his saunter down the beach toward her. Not his unbelievable pick-up line. Not the instant, undeniable connection. And not his wings. Yeah. So long, happily-ever-after. Now trapped between life and death, cursed to spread chaos with her every touch, Eden could be the key in the eternal struggle between heaven and hell. All because she gave her heart to one of the Fallen, an angel cast out of heaven. She may lose everything she ever had. She may be betrayed by those she loves most. But Eden will not be a pawn in anyone else's game. Her heart is her own. And that's only the beginning of the end.

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    A Touch Morbid
  • Author : Leah Clifford
  • Publisher : Greenwillow Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0062005022
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Eden, a powerful Sider caught between life and death, has difficult choices to make as the war between Heaven and Hell rages on, endangering Gabriel, Kristen, and Az, and the poison Eden refuses to spread to mortals slowly builds inside her.

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    A Touch Menacing
  • Author : Leah Clifford
  • Publisher : Greenwillow Books
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN : 0062005057
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Eden is a Sider, a being caught between life and death, with unspeakable powers. And she's in love with Az, a tortured soul--a fallen angel. To save each other, to save their friends and life on earth itself, Eden and Az may have to sacrifice themselves"--

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    The Siders Series
  • Author : Leah Clifford
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 734
  • ISBN : 1912382628
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Fallen angels. Undeniable attraction. A brewing war between Heaven and Hell. Discover the dangerously dark and deeply romantic Siders series, where angels fall and not all demons are evil. Get your copy today and delve into the addictive paranormal series everyone is talking about. If you like Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, J.R. Ward, Nalini Singh, Gena Showalter, Stephanie Meyer, Jeaniene Frost, Rachel Vincent, Richelle Mead, Ilona Andrews, P.C. Cast, Jennifer L Armentrout, Lynsay Sands, Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, Kim Harrison, and Sherrilyn Kenyon, you'll love Leah Clifford! A TOUCH MORTAL - BOOK 1 Getting involved with an angel, especially a half-Fallen one, might not have been Eden's best idea. Still, she never thought a summer fling with Az would end up costing her mortality. Now, there's no way of telling what will happen when Eden's fingertips graze human skin. The power that builds inside her, Touch, strips away morals and logic. Some people only feel a high; others are overcome by their darkest thoughts. Worse, word's gotten around that her Touch can kill her own kind, a skill Luke and the Fallen are desperate to harness. The last thing Eden needs is the rumor to spread. Especially since it's true. With the Fallen closing in, and loyalties in doubt, Eden must rely on the guy who broke her heart to keep it beating. Working with the Upstairs, Az is determined to defeat Luke and win back more than just Eden's loyalty. But Eden will be damned, literally, before she lets him off the hook that easily. A TOUCH MORBID - BOOK 2 Eden saved Az. She went up against pure evil and won. But at what cost? With loyal friends suffering, and her chance at a future with Az disintegrating, new enemies are the last threat Eden needs. Especially with the Fallen after revenge. But when mortal paths start breaking apart, Eden knows the game has changed and all of humanity is now at stake. Kristen stayed out of the battle. She gave Eden the headstart she needed to save Az, and faced Gabriel's wrath when he found out. All because she couldn't chance her own secrets being exposed. Now, without intervention from Gabriel, madness slowly claims Kristen's mind. When desperation forces Kristen to consider a path she swore she'd put behind her, her only hope rests with a temptation too wicked to resist a second time. Because the only one who can save her sanity, may cost her soul. A TOUCH MENACING - BOOK 3 Angels want Eden dead. They're calling for the extermination of her kind, and she's at the top of the list. A strange plague is unraveling mortal paths and granted, it's the same plague that's turning Eden to ash, but Heaven isn't willing to wait. Eden's never been afraid to fight--for Az, for her friends, for her very life. But with the Fallen on her heels and all the powers of the Bound crushing down on her, is there anyone left she can truly trust? It's in the gray areas that heroes are made, in the spaces between life and death, good and evil. Heaven and Hell. What will Eden risk for the chance to be mortal again? What will she sacrifice for true love? Who will make it to the dramatic conclusion of Leah Clifford's epic trilogy alive?

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    A Touch of Darkness
  • Author : Scarlett St Clair
  • Publisher : Bloom Books
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1728258456
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Books
  • "Persephone is the Goddess of Spring in title only. Since she was a little girl, flowers have only shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hoped to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist. All of that changes when she sits down in a forbidden nightclub to play a hand of cards with a hypnotic and mysterious stranger. Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible. But nothing has ever intrigued him as much as the goddess offering him a bargain he can't resist. After her encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead, and his terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever. The bet does more than expose Persephone's failure as a goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows-a love that is both captivating and forbidden"--

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    A Touch of Crimson
  • Author : Sylvia Day
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 9780451234995
  • Reader Reviews : 41
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Crossfire series comes the first novel in a hot-blooded paranormal romance series... Adrian Mitchell is an angel of immense power and insatiable desire. Leading an elite Special Ops unit of the Seraphim, his task is to punish the Fallen—angels who have become vampires—and command a restless pack of indentured lycans. But Adrian has suffered his own punishment for becoming involved with mortals—losing the woman he loves again and again. Now, after nearly two hundred years, he has found her—Shadoe, her soul once more inhabiting a new body with no memory of him. This time he won’t let her go. With no memory of her past as Shadoe, Lindsay Gibson only knows she can’t help being fiercely attracted to the smoldering, seductive male who crosses her path. Swept into a dangerous world of tumultuous passion and preternatural conflict, Lindsay is soon caught in the middle between her angel lover, her vampire father, and a full-blown lycan revolt. There’s more at stake than her love and her life—this time she could lose her very soul...

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    Archangel's Prophecy
  • Author : Nalini Singh
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780451491640
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Return to Nalini Singh’s darkly passionate Guild Hunter world with this New York Times bestseller, where human-turned-angel Elena Deveraux, consort to Archangel Raphael, is thrust center stage into an eons-old prophecy… Midnight and dawn, Elena’s wings are unique among angelkind—and now they are failing. The first mortal to be turned into an immortal in angelic memory, she’s regressing. Becoming more and more human. Easier to hurt. Easier to kill. Elena and Raphael must unearth the reason for the regression before Elena falls out of the sky. Yet even as they fight a furious battle for Elena’s very survival, violent forces are gathering across the world. In China, the Archangel Favashi is showing the first signs of madness. In New York, a mysterious sinkhole filled with lava swallows a man whole. In Africa, torrential monsoon rains flood rolling deserts. And in Elena’s mind whispers a haunting voice that isn’t her own. This time, survival may not be possible…not even for the consort of an archangel.

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    A Touch of Darkness
  • Author : Scarlett St Clair
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 1070723312
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only. The truth is, since she was a little girl, flowers have shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hopes to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist. Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible. After a chance encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead and the terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever. The bet does more than expose Persephone's failure as a goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows-and it's forbidden.

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    A Touch of Greek (Out of Olympus #1)
  • Author : Tina Folsom
  • Publisher : Tina Folsom
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN : 9780983612940
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Romantic Comedy about Greek Gods Selfish and gorgeous Greek God Triton is cast out of Olympus after seducing Zeus' mistress and can only gain reentry if he finds a woman who loves him for his kindness and selflessness, not his beauty. When the mortal Sophia - recovering from an eye operation and virtually blind - needs a home healthcare worker, he takes on the role, hoping she will be his ticket home. While defending Sophia from an unknown adversary, Triton's protective instinct emerges. At the same time rival Gods do everything to doom him to failure. And even if Triton can win Sophia's love, will he throw it away to return home, or will he lose his own heart to the only woman who truly sees him? A Touch of Greek is the first book in the humorous paranormal romance series Out of Olympus following the romantic adventures of four Gods: Triton, Dionysus, Eros, and Hermes. Scanguards Vampires Series: Book 1: Samson's Lovely Mortal Book 2: Amaury's Hellion Book 3: Gabriel's Mate Book 4: Yvette's Haven Book 5: Zane's Redemption Out of Olympus Series: Book 1: A Touch of Greek Book 2: A Scent of Greek Venice Vampyr Series: Book 1: Venice Vampyr Book 2: Venice Vampyr – Final Affair Book 3: Venice Vampyr – Sinful Treasure Bundle (Novellas 1 – 3): Venice Vampyr – The Beginning Other Books: Lawful Escort

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    The Awakened Mage
  • Author : Karen Miller
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9780316212779
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "The evil foretold has risen ... and we are all that stands between it and the end." Asher has come a long way for a fisherman's son. Together with his friend Prince Gar, he has defended their kingdom against its bitterest enemy, but at great cost. Now, the evil mage Morg is preparing for his most deadly assault. Desperate, trapped in a broken body, Morg has little time and fewer scruples. And he has a plan. As Gar and Asher unwittingly fall into a dangerous deception, Morg gets ever closer to his goal. And this victory would be particularly sweet?for who better to destroy the kingdom than the two who would give anything to save it?

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    Kingmaker, Kingbreaker
  • Author : Karen Miller
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 912
  • ISBN : 9780316219952
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Being a fisherman like his father isn't a bad life, but it's not the one that Asher wants. Despite his humble roots, Asher has grand dreams. And they call him to Dorana, home of princes, beggars, and the warrior mages who have protected the kingdom for generations. Little does Asher know, however, that his arrival in the city is being closely watched... KINGMAKER, KINGBREAKER, one of the most popular adventure fantasy series in recent years, is compiled into one volume for the first time. Included in this omnibus edition are: The Innocent Mage and The Awakened Mage.

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    They Suck, They Bite, They Eat, They Kill
  • Author : Joni Richards Bodart
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN : 9780810882270
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • This book examines six different monsters that appear in YA fiction: vampires, shapeshifters, zombies, unicorns, angels, and demons. Beginning with a discussion of the meaning of monsters in cultures all over the world, subsequent chapters discuss the history and most important incarnations of the aforementioned monsters. Titles featuring the same kind of monsters are compared, and interviews with authors provide insight into why they wrote these titles and information on why they are important. The bibliography at the end of the volume includes a comprehensive list of titles featuring the various monsters.

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    2013 Guide to Literary Agents
  • Author : Chuck Sambuchino
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 714
  • ISBN : 9781599636368
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • The Best Resource Available for Finding a Literary Agent! No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for kids or adults--you need a literary agent to secure a book deal. The 2013 Guide to Literary Agents is your essential resource for finding that literary agent--without fear of being scammed--and getting your book published. This new, updated edition of GLA includes: • Completely updated contact and submission information for more than 1,000 literary agents seeking new clients. • Craft and business advice from more than 35 literary agents--on topics such as query letters, children's books, synopses and proposals, memoir writing, first chapters, conferences, platform and more! • 12 "Breaking In" success stories from debut writers who explain how they got their books published. Includes "New Agent Spotlights"--profiles on literary reps actively building their client list right now. "The Guide to Literary Agents was an indispensable tool for me when I was querying agents. I highly recommend it for any aspiring author--in addition to a comprehensive listing of literary agents, it contains valuable information about the query and submission process." --Darien Gee, author of Friendship Bread: A Novel "I just signed with literary agent Chip MacGregor, and I came upon him through the Guide to Literary Agents. If not for GLA, I'd probably still be looking." --Les Edgerton, author of Hooked as well as several novels PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the e-book edition of this title.

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    2014 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market
  • Author : Chuck Sambuchino
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 820
  • ISBN : 9781599637440
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • The most trusted guide to the world of children's publishing! If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, the 2014 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is the trusted resource you need. Now in its 26th edition, CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you'll find more than 650 listings for children's book markets (publishers, agents, magazines, and more)--including a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories each market accepts. You'll also find: • Interviews with some of today's hottest authors and illustrators, including author R.L. Stine (the Goosebumps series), author Marie Lu (Legend), author Beth Revis (Across the Universe), and illustrator Debbie Ridpath (I'm Bored, written by Michael Ian Black). • The ever-popular "First Books" article, where debut writers and illustrators explain what they did right and how you can follow in their footsteps to success. • In-depth articles on picture books, query letters, novel voice, author platform, the status of indie-publishing, literary agents, and more. Includes "New Agent Spotlights"--profiles on literary reps actively seeking new writers of children's books right now. "I buy a copy of Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market every single year. It's the definitive, must-have resource for children's publishing." --Jesse Klausmeier, author of the picture book Open This Little Book "Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is a great resource for artists and writers who are ready to share their talent with the world." --Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries

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    A Touch of Mortality
  • Author : Vivian Ditzler
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 1463403437
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Nadya CooperSmith trusted her heart and endured a prophecy. She finally became immortal. While her bodyguard struggles in a battle inside his own soul about his true nature; craving the impossible. There is a new enemy lurking in the shadows, a perverse creature more powerful, wicked and mischievous. The circumstances bring her to make a drastic decision, triggering a series of dangerous events where everyone is in danger to facing extinction. Will Nadya embrace her immortality in time to save the ones she loves? From the novel A Touch of Immortality Nadyas story continues in this Sequel filled with more danger, magic and mythical creatures. Leading to a dramatic conclusion you wont expect.

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    2013 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market
  • Author : Chuck Sambuchino
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN : 9781599636382
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • The Most Trusted Guide to the World of Children’s Publishing If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, the 2013 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market is the trusted resource you need. Now in its 25th edition, CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you’ll find more than 650 listings for children’s book markets (publishers, agents, magazines and more) - including a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories they’re looking for.You’ll also find: • Profiles of debut authors who succeeded, as well as interviews with acclaimed novelists such as Garth Nix (The Old Kingdom and Seventh Tower series), Tamora Pierce (Song of the Lioness series) and Marissa Meyer (Cinder) • A special roundup with more than 20 SCBWI advisors worldwide who share their best advice on how to get your children’s book published and break out • In-depth articles on topics such as picture book pacing, illustration, query letters, finding and agent, social media, craft and voice, writers’ conferences and more! PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the e-book edition of this title.

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    2014 Guide to Literary Agents
  • Author : Chuck Sambuchino
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 911
  • ISBN : 9781599637464
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • The best resource available for finding a literary agent! No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for kids or adults--you need a literary agent to secure a book deal. The 2014 Guide to Literary Agents is your essential resource for finding that literary agent--without fear of being scammed--and getting your book published. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 literary agents who represent writers and their work, this new, updated edition of GLA includes: • "New Agent Spotlights"--calling out literary reps actively building lists right now. • "How I Got My Agent" success stories from writers who describe their paths from aspiring author to published success. • Informative articles on query letters, synopsis writing, voice and craft, author platform, nonfiction book proposals, researching agents, and more. • Includes "Ask the Agent" profiles of individual literary agents who are currently seeking writers.

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    Shakespeare's Macbeth, with notes, examination papers, and plan of preparation, ed. by J.M.D. Meiklejohn
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : OXFORD:590900982
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Shakespeare's Macbeth, with notes, examination papers, and plan of preparation, ed. by J.M.D. Meiklejohn

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    Macbeth
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101068144508
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  • Genre : Books
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    Lex Draconis
  • Author : Ray Machuga
  • Publisher : Higher Grounds Publishing
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Games & Activities
  • In a world where fantasy is reality, you ARE the dragon.

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    A Touch of Immortality
  • Author : Vivian Ditzler
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN : 9781452028149
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A young gypsy is tasked with the fate of the world and her heart in this enthralling new novel full of passionate adventure, magic, and supernatural legend... The knowledge of a prophecy her family has kept secret, will bring her closer to discovering the truth about herself. Nadya CooperSmith must face a series of bizarre events, and decide on true love while fighting forces of evil. Determine to fulfill her destiny and follow her own heart, Nadya is willing to do anything. But is it enough? "A beautiful gypsy, two immortals, and the choice that will change her life forever."

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    The Open Court
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112045865984
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  • Genre : Religion
  • Read and download full book The Open Court

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    Phoenix in Shadow
  • Author : Ryk E. Spoor
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781625793768
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • SEQUEL TO PHOENIX RISING When Kyri Vantage, Phoenix Justiciar of Myrionar, with the help of her companions Tobimar Silverun of Skysand and the unexpectedly dangerous little Toad, Poplock Duckweed, defeated monstrous killer Thornfalcon and unmasked a conspiracy of treacherous False Justiciars, she knew the job was only partly done. A dark power stirs on the far side of the terrifying Rivendream Pass. Now, as the world shudders at the arrival of the Black City, of the King of All Hells, Kyri, Tobimar, and Poplock must venture beyond Rivendream Pass and into Moonshade Hollowa place from which none have ever returned. What they find there will challenge everything they believe in and conceals a menace they cannot imagine. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

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    Mortal Touch
  • Author : Inanna Arthen
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0979302803
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Regan, a traumatized psychic, discovers that a stranger in town is a benign vampire responsible for the attacks she's been investigating. She befriends him, triggering a series of catastrophic events that threatens to destroy everything she cares about, until she is forced to make the hardest choices she's ever faced.

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    Church Missionary Intelligencer and Record
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 776
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924057443396
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  • Genre : Missions
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    The Aeneid of Virgil
  • Author : Virgil
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105005579805
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  • Genre : Electronic books
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    A Touch of Gold
  • Author : Annie Sullivan
  • Publisher : Blink
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780310765974
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Gold is wealth. Wealth is power. Power is a curse. This captivating fantasy adventure—the untold story of the daughter King Midas turned to gold—will dazzle you with the kind of action, adventure, twists, turns, and a bit of romance to make any fan of magic and mythology greedy for more. After King Midas’s gift—or curse—almost killed his daughter, he relinquished The Touch forever. Ten years later, Princess Kora still bears the consequences of her father’s wish: her skin shines golden, rumors follow her everywhere she goes, and she harbors secret powers that are getting harder to hide. Kora spends her days concealed behind gloves and veils. It isn’t until a charming duke arrives that Kora believes she could indeed be loved. But their courtship is disrupted when a thief steals treasures her father needs to survive. Thanks to Kora’s unique ability to sense gold, she sails off on her quest to find the missing items. Magic, mythology, fantasy, and pirate adventures charge through every page as Kora learns that not everything is what it seems—not her companions, not the thieves, and not even Kora herself. A Touch of Gold: Is told from the perspective of Kora, King Midas’s daughter and a strong female protagonist Is a clean fantasy adventure, perfect for fans of the #1 New York Times bestselling books, The Wrath & the Dawn and Cinder Is an enchanting and captivating fantasy adventure/fairy tale retelling Features a beautifully decorated cover Will have strong appeal to readers ages 13 & up

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    Common Thoughts on Serious Subjects
  • Author : Chester MacNaghten
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433068177744
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    Serenity And all kinds of Wonderful
  • Author : Zara Borthwick,Nicholas Arnold
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9781365092084
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  • Genre : Books
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    Being Mortal
  • Author : Atul Gawande
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781627790550
  • Reader Reviews : 3778
  • Genre : Social Science
  • #1 New York Times Bestseller In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

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    Shatterday
  • Author : Harlan Ellison
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN : 9781497604384
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “One of the great . . . American short-story writers” exposes the darkness of the human heart in these speculative tales of terror and tragedy (George R. R. Martin). A five-year-old boy never ages, living as an immortal in a past that no longer exists while the world encroaches upon his innocence, in the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning “Jeffty Is Five.” An alien attack leaves Earth on the brink of Armageddon, as humans find themselves unable to resist the sexual allure of their invaders in “How’s the Night Life on Cissalda?” In the Nebula Award–nominated “Shatterday” (subsequently adapted into the pilot episode of the second Twilight Zone series), a man fights for his life against a relentless enemy who knows his darkest secrets—his own doppelganger. In these and other thought-provoking stories, legendary author Harlan Ellison dissects the primal fears and inherent frailties common to all people and gives voice to the thoughts and feelings human beings bury deep within their souls. Unflinching and unapologetic, Ellison depicts men and women in all their ugliness and beauty, and humanity in all its fury and glory. Stories include “Introduction: Mortal Dreads,” “Jeffty Is Five,” “How’s the Night Life on Cissalda?,” “Flop Sweat,” “Would You Do it For a Penny?” (written in collaboration with Haskell Barkin), “The Man Who Was Heavily Into Revenge,” “Shoppe Keeper,” “All the Lies That Are My Life,” “Django,” “Count the Clock That Tells the Time,” “In the Fourth Year of the War,” “Alive and Well on a Friendless Voyage,” “All the Birds Come Home to Roost,” “Opium,” “The Other Eye of Polyphemus,” “The Executioner of the Malformed Children,” and “Shatterday.”

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    The Political Philosophy of Francis Bacon
  • Author : Tom van Malssen
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9781438454177
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • An ambitious and radically original reading of philosopher Francis Bacon. Comprehensive in its ambitions and meticulous in its approach, The Political Philosophy of Francis Bacon is a new and unique interpretation of one of early modernity’s more important thinkers. Whereas recent works on Bacon tend to confine themselves either to interpreting his historical context or to considering the founder of Baconianism from the perspective of one work in particular or the history of science in general, Tom van Malssen argues, through detailed and provocative interpretations of a number of Baconian writings, that the unity of Bacon’s thought can only be revealed if these writings are read in historical and philosophical conjunction as well as on the assumption that they are all somehow part of the whole of Bacon’s political philosophy. In addition to restoring Bacon to the pantheon of great philosophers, van Malssen demonstrates that a proper understanding of Bacon’s political philosophy contributes significantly to our understanding of the nature of philanthropic science, the modern project, and ultimately ourselves. “This book will become an enduring pillar of our understanding of Bacon’s philosophy. The scholarship and mastery of the historical sources, both philosophic and Biblical, are brilliant.” — Jerry Weinberger, author of Science, Faith, and Politics: Francis Bacon and the Utopian Roots of the Modern Age: A Commentary on Bacon’s Advancement of Learning “The scholarship of Bacon in this book is masterful. It should transform and deepen the field, the ‘field’ being the nature and history of the philosophic life. This is arguably the most thoughtful, penetrating, and ultimately revealing book on Bacon ever written.” — Svetozar Minkov, author of Francis Bacon’s “Inquiry Touching Human Nature”: Virtue, Philosophy, and the Relief of Man’s Estate

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    Intercession
  • Author : Isa Kamari
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN : 9789814677479
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • With ancient mantras as their only guide, the Imorot, a group of people known for their savagery and saturnalian ways, had waited generations for the arrival of one special person. Who was that special individual and was he now living among them? Amidst all this, Syan, a young botanist, goes to the valley of Tuwau to find her anthropologist grandfather who left the family because he was accused of being an apostate. There she meets the Imorot. Her grandfather had lived with and written about them. But she is surprised to find a change in their lives and beliefs. This is due to the presence of Hira, a special person amongst them. Hira is revealed to be a clone of the Prophet. Intercession is the story of Syan’s journey and search for love, truth and meaning. It is a tale of the history of Islam revisited. Intercession was first published as Tawassul in Malay in 2008

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    Samson's Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires #1)
  • Author : Tina Folsom
  • Publisher : Tina Folsom
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 9780983612902
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Vampire bachelor Samson can't get it up anymore. Not even his shrink can help him. That changes when the lovely mortal auditor Delilah tumbles into his arms after a seemingly random attack. Suddenly there's nothing wrong with his hydraulics - that is, as long as Delilah is the woman in his arms. His scruples about taking Delilah to bed vanish when his shrink suggests it's the only way to cure his problem. Thinking all he needs is one night with her, Samson indulges in a night of pleasure and passion. However, another attack on Delilah and a dead body later, and Samson has his hands full: not only with trying to hide the fact he's a vampire, but also with finding out what secrets Delilah harbors for somebody to want her harm. Scanguards Vampires Series: Book 1: Samson's Lovely Mortal Book 2: Amaury's Hellion Book 3: Gabriel's Mate Book 4: Yvette's Haven Book 5: Zane's Redemption Out of Olympus Series: Book 1: A Touch of Greek Book 2: A Scent of Greek Venice Vampyr Series: Book 1: Venice Vampyr Book 2: Venice Vampyr – Final Affair Book 3: Venice Vampyr – Sinful Treasure Bundle (Novellas 1 to 3): Venice Vampyr – The Beginning Other Books: Lawful Escort

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    Hush, Hush
  • Author : Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 9781442465138
  • Reader Reviews : 3074
  • Genre : Fiction
  • High school sophomore Nora has always been very cautious in her relationships, but when Patch, who has a dark side she can sense, enrolls at her school, she is mysteriously and strongly drawn to him, despite warnings from her best friend, the school counselor, and her own instincts.

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    Touch
  • Author : Natalia Jaster
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 1505444020
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  • Genre : Books
  • *Mature YA: sexual content and language. Intended for readers 17 and older*The myth of Eros isn't the truth. Her story is the truth . . .Love is an immortal bad girl. With a strike of her arrow and a smirk on her face, she pins human hearts together against their will. It's for their own good, of course-silly, clueless creatures that they are.But Love has never loved. Not until the Fates parcel her off to a small, frostbitten town littered with needy souls. Not until she crosses paths with Andrew, a boy whose gaze locks onto hers. Yet how can this be? Mortals don't have the power to see deities.The longer they're friends, the more Love wishes she could touch Andrew. In gentle ways. In other tempting and reckless ways as well.It's impossible. She isn't a true part of his world. She's an outsider whose fingers will only ever sweep through him. A mischievous, invisible goddess who's destined to be alone. And he's destined for someone else. By order of the Fates, it's Love's duty to betray his trust. To seal his heart while ignoring the gash in her own.Or she could become human. For there is one very tricky, very dangerous way to do so.If only Andrew felt the same about her, it might be worth the risk.

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    The Spectator
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UOM:39015031029369
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  • Genre : Books
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    Themes in Fundamental Moral Theology
  • Author : Charles E. Curran
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : IND:39000003469413
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  • Genre : Christian ethics
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