In the Wreckage


Author: Hailey Turner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781976334474
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Page: 338
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A Marine with honor. After surviving a horrific chemical attack that turned him into a metahuman, Captain Jamie Callahan got a second lease on life. For three years he's been working for the Metahuman Defense Force and leading Alpha Team-all against the wishes of his family. The job requires his full dedication, so it's no surprise Jamie doesn't have time for a relationship. An enticing one-night stand with a gorgeous stranger is all it takes to show Jamie exactly what he's been missing. When a mission to take down a terrorist cell brings that same stranger back into his world, Jamie's life gets complicated. A soldier with secrets. Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan was only looking to relieve some stress after a long mission. He didn't know the hot guy he picked up at a bar was the leader of the MDF's top field team. When Kyle and his partner get seconded to Alpha Team to help fight a terrorist threat, he has to balance his desire for Jamie against his duty to keep his secrets safe. That gets harder and harder to do amidst regulations both are tempted to break. Two men trying to survive. Giving into passion could cost both their careers. Abiding by the rules will only result in heartache. An attack on MDF headquarters brings with it a choice Jamie and Kyle can't escape-duty, or love?

In the Ruins


Author: Hailey Turner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781976334832
Category:
Page: 354
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Truth and lies. Captain Jamie Callahan knows the Metahuman Defense Force frowns on fraternization. For once in his life, he's breaking all the rules. Having Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan on his team and in his bed is worth the risk of being found out. When a mission comes down requiring Alpha Team to go undercover in order to infiltrate a criminal alliance, Jamie knows it won't be easy. Putting his family's name on the line is nothing compared to the role the MDF wants him to play-that of a billionaire's son, discharged from the military, with a lover on his arm, looking to make his own shady business deals. Dirty little secret. Kyle knows the only way to be with Jamie is to hide their relationship from their superiors. Waking up to Jamie at home is more important than being together in public, or so Kyle thought, until he comes face to face with what he's been missing. Pretending to be a couple on paper for the sake of the mission thrusts Kyle into a world of incredible wealth and a social status he's not sure he belongs in, but he'll do anything to stay by Jamie's side. Play the game to win. Surrounded by the enemy, Jamie and Kyle need to trust each other now more than ever. Their covers-and the life they're trying to build together-depend on it.

In the Shadows


Author: Hailey Turner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781976335419
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Page: 366
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Take a chance. Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin doesn't trust easily, and he most certainly doesn't trust spies. He'll work with them if ordered to, but that doesn't mean he has to like it. Except Agent Sean Delaney is proving to be the exception to the rule. There's something about Sean that gets under Alexei's skin and won't let go. Alexei would be lying if he said he wasn't interested in what lay beneath the agent's mask. When they're assigned together for a mission, Alexei vows to keep Sean safe all while trying to coax the hot agent into his bed. Hold onto hope. Agent Sean Delaney has spent his entire adult life living a lie for his country. When the MDF tasks him with finding evidence of criminal wrong-doing against the owner of a private military company, Sean knows exactly how to play the game to get what he wants. He just doesn't know how to handle Alexei's advances, nor his own attraction to the younger soldier. Being a spy is lonely work, and Sean knows he should keep his distance, but saying no to Alexei is impossible from the moment they first kiss. In a world of lies, the truth can be deadly. When the mission takes a turn for the worse, the only thing left to do is run. In the wake of betrayal, and in the path of danger, can their fragile trust survive the battle?

A Bargain in Silver


Author: Josie Jaffrey
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548138516
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Page: 368
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If the price of safety is slavery, would you bargain your life? A deadly infection threatens to wipe out humanity. The only people who can stem its advance are the Silver, a vampiric race who offer a simple exchange: protection in return for blood and subservience. It's not a deal that Emmy's willing to make, but as her world burns around her she finds herself in the arms of the enemy and the line between oppressor and saviour begins to blur. After an attack by the infected, Emmy is rescued by the handsome Drew who introduces her to the world of the Silver. Desperate to escape subjugation and confused by her attraction to him, she gathers what remains of her surrogate family and plans to make a break for freedom. But despite her efforts to resist, she is drawn further into the intrigues of the mysterious Silver through the agency of their ruler, the Primus: Solomon. Emmy refuses to submit to the cold and detached Primus and an attempt on her life makes it clear that he is unable to protect her from the political machinations of his race. As the connection between them deepens she must choose between her desire and her will to rebel, but can she trust his intentions when everyone is after her blood?

Authority Rpg

Role-Plalying Game and Resource Book
Author: John Chambers,Matt Forbeck,John Snead,Jesse Scoble,matthew Keeley,Mark C. MacKinnon,David Pulver
Publisher: Guardians of Order
ISBN: 9781894938044
Category: Games
Page: 352
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"Based on The Authority comic written and illustrated by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, this comprehensive resource guide covers the first 12 issues in exquisite detail, showcasing the spectacular art, larger-than-life characters, vibrant setting -- and so much more!"--Publisher's description.

Turnabout


Author: Andy Mangels,Michael A. Martin
Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment
ISBN: 9780689864100
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 262
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After Liz foresees a horrible death awaiting Isabel in Los Angeles, Max sends his sister to Boston and enlists the aid of their former alien protector to wage an assault on the FBI's Special Unit holding his and Liz's parents captive.

Stan Brakhage

Filmmaker
Author: David James
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781439905296
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 248
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Stan Brakhage: Filmmaker is a collection of essays, photographs, personal statements, and reminiscences about the celebrated avant-garde filmmaker who died in 2003. The director of nearly four hundred short films, including Dog Star Man, Parts I-IV, and the Roman Numeral Series, Brakhage is widely recognized as one of the great artists of the medium. His shorts eschewed traditional narrative structure, and his innovations in fast cutting, hand-held camerawork, and multiple superimpositions created an unprecedentedly rich texture of images that provided the vocabulary for the explosion of independent filmmaking in the 1960s. Stan Brakhage: Filmmaker chronicles both the director's personal and formal development. The essays in this book—by historians, filmmakers, and other artists—assess Brakhage's contributions to the aesthetic and political history of filmmaking, from his emergence on the film scene and the establishment of his reputation, to the early-1980s. The result is a remarkable tribute to this lyrical, visionary artist.

Captain America and the Struggle of the Superhero

Critical Essays
Author: Robert G. Weiner
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786453400
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 243
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For more than 60 years, Captain America was one of Marvel Comics’ flagship characters, representing truth, strength, liberty, and justice. The assassination of his alter ego, Steve Rogers, rocked the comic world, leaving numerous questions about his life and death. This book discusses topics including the representation of Nazi Germany in Captain America Comics from the 1940s to the 1960s; the creation of Captain America in light of the Jewish American experience; the relationship between Captain America and UK Marvel’s Captain Britain; the groundbreaking partnership between Captain America and African American superhero the Falcon; and the attempts made to kill the character before his “real” death.

Pursuit


Author: Andy Mangels,Michael A. Martin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689855222
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 243
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While Liz, Max, Maria, Michael, and Kyle try to outrun the FBI--with little success--after leaving Roswell, police in New York City apprehend three aliens looking remarkably similar to Tess, Michael, and Isabel.

Green Lantern

Emerald Warriors
Author: Peter J. Tomasi,Fernando Pasarin
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 9781401230807
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 176
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GUY GARDNER, KILOWOG and ARISIA explore the galaxy, determined to bring order to the universe. - Collecting GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS #1-7.

Corporate Intrigue


Author: Mark Dynna,David Ellenberger,Jason M. Hardy,Adam Large,Devon Oratz,Scott Schletz
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
ISBN: 9781934857915
Category: Games
Page: 148
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Warming Up To the Ice Dragon


Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN: 1487415303
Category: Fiction
Page: 38
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A simple ski trip sends one man careening into the unknown.

Whiskey and Wry


Author: Rhys Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 1627980792
Category: Fiction
Page: 254
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Damien wakes in Montana and flees to San Francisco in search of Miki, getting help from Sionn and avoiding the shooter out to kill him.

Mr. Darcy's Perfect Storm

A Pride and Prejudice Variation
Author: Caitlin Marie Carrington,A Lady
Publisher: Pronoun
ISBN: 1537876759
Category: Fiction
Page: 112
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Mr. Darcy has one night to convince Elizabeth Bennet to marry him. And he will do anything to show Lizzy that she would be blissfully happy in his home...and in his bed. Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy is aware of his many faults. He can’t get them—or the woman who listed them so clearly and forcefully—out of his head. Ever since Darcy’s disastrous proposal to Elizabeth Bennet, he has realized the error of his ways—and that he has lost the only woman he ever loved. When a sudden storm strands Elizabeth and her aunt and uncle at Pemberley, Darcy realizes he has one night to convince Lizzy that she would be happy as his wife. He’ll use every skill he has—over and over again—to make sure that Elizabeth Bennet becomes Elizabeth Darcy. Even if it means discarding decorum. Even if it means compromising her. Even if it means admitting he is lost without her. Will Elizabeth explore her feelings…and more…with Mr. Darcy? This romantic novella is an intimate, sensual Pride and Prejudice variation. It features a lovestruck Mr. Darcy who leaves propriety behind…far, far behind. You won’t be able to find any of these scenes on the BBC miniseries, but you’ll wish you could! Due to Darcy’s and Elizabeth’s intimate explorations, this romantic adventure is best enjoyed by readers 18 years or age or older.

Dragon's Bait


Author: Vivian Vande Velde
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547416946
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 208
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Fifteen-year-old Alys is not a witch. But that doesn't matter--the villagers think she is and have staked her out on a hillside as a sacrifice to the local dragon. It's late, it's cold, and it's raining, and Alys can think of only one thing--revenge. But first she's got to escape, and even if she does, how can one girl possibly take on an entire town alone? Then the dragon arrives--a dragon that could quite possibly be the perfect ally. . . .

Snake in the Glass


Author: Sarah Atwell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101140000
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Glassblower Emmeline Dowell has made a home for herself among the artists of Tucson’s Warehouse District. Between teaching her craft and selling her wares, she has plenty to do—not to mention the occasional murder that shatters her routine... A nervous stranger has appeared at Emmeline’s glassblowing studio, begging to use her kiln for an experimental gem treatment. It’s a little odd, but it doesn’t seem like something to be alarmed about. But when a dead body found in the desert turns out to be a close friend of his, Em begins to wonder if there's more than meets the eye to his simple request. Soon Em finds herself following trails in the lawless land of the Arizona desert and the nearby Indian reservations, while her police chief boyfriend searches for a way to crack the case...

How to Make Webcomics


Author: Brad J. Guigar,Dave Kellett,Scott Kurtz,Kris Straub
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781582408705
Category: Art
Page: 195
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"Finally, a book about how to make Webcomics from some guys who actually know how to do it!"--P. [4] of cover.

Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham

Volume 1
Author: Steve Skeates,Tom DeFalco,Steve Mellor,Mike Carlin
Publisher: Marvel Enterprises
ISBN: 9780785143529
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 142
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When average pig Peter Porker gets the powers of a spider, he must balance his super-hero life with his job at the Daily Beagle and battle such threats as Ducktor Doom, Captain Reno, and Nagneto the Magnetic Horse.

Domains of Dread


Author: William W. Connors,Steve Miller
Publisher: TSR
ISBN: 9780786906727
Category: Games
Page: 285
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Add a touch of horror to your AD&D game with this medieval Gothic setting! Vampires, werewolves, forbidding castles, and ghosts of all kinds inhabit the Demiplane of Dread. Features new rules for creating heroes native to the domains, adapting magic to the demiplane, and dealing with fear and horror checks when the characters experience the true terror that dominates the Ravenloft "RM" campaign.