In the Wreckage

Author: Hailey Turner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781976334474
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
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
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
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.


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.

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.

Stan Brakhage

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.

The Backup Boyfriend

The Boyfriend Chronicles Book 1
Author: River Jaymes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780991280711
Category: Divorced men
Page: 275
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Professionally, Dr. Alec Johnson has almost reached his goals. As this year's recipient of a humanitarian award with his ex, Dr. Tyler Hall, Alec's work with the homeless is about to be recognized. Unfortunately, his personal life sucks because now he has to attend several events alongside Tyler-with his ex's new boyfriend in tow. In an attempt to lift his mood and break out of his rut, Alec purchases a motorcycle he has no idea how to start. Dylan Booth doesn't have time for Dr. Clueless and his fickle 1964 Harley, but the cocky mechanic can't say no to the request for help. Having spent his teen years on the streets, and losing his best friend to HIV, Dylan decides teaching the do-gooder how to ride is the least he can do. But watching Alec flounder in his ex's company throws Dylan into protector mode, and the confirmed hetero introduces himself as Alec's new boyfriend. The ex suspects Dylan is lying. Alec claims Dylan's plan is insane. And Dylan's not sure he can fake being gay. But Dylan's a master bullshitter, and the phony PDA soon turns ultra-hot. Alec can't afford to get attached, and Dylan's learned everyone eventually leaves. Unfortunately, playing the backup boyfriend is starting to feel way too real...

Fair Game

Author: Josh Lanyon
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 1426890451
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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A crippling knee injury forced Elliot Mills to trade in his FBI badge for dusty chalkboards and bored college students. Now a history professor at Puget Sound university, the former agent has put his old life behind him—but it seems his old life isn't finished with him. A young man has gone missing from campus—and as a favor to a family friend, Elliot agrees to do a little sniffing around. His investigations bring him face-to-face with his former lover, Tucker Lance, the special agent handling the case. Things ended badly with Tucker, and neither man is ready to back down on the fight that drove them apart. But they have to figure out a way to move beyond their past and work together as more men go missing and Elliot becomes the target in a killer's obsessive game... 69,000 words


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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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...

Island Tales

Author: K. C. Wells
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781495930690
Page: 382
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The two stories featured here were previously published separately. Both are erotic gay romances for readers of 18+. Island Tales, Volume One Two tales set on the idyllic Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England. A place of outstanding natural beauty, the perfect setting to meet the man of your dreams - although the path to love isn't always smooth.... Waiting for a Prince When trainee hairdresser Mark meets Sam in the salon where he works, it's a case of lust at first sight. Too bad Sam has a girlfriend. When the two men meet and become friends, little does Mark realize that it will change his life forever. Although he will still need to get his head around the fact that Sam has been keeping secrets from him - fairly important secrets, actually... September's Tide American author David Hannon is sent on vacation to the Isle of Wight in the UK to help combat his writer's block. He's been like this since he threw out his lover five months ago after finding him in their bed with another guy. David quickly falls in love with the tranquil Steephill Cove, which has everything he needs - including the opportunity to get laid regularly, with no strings attached...

Streets of Blood

Author: Carl Sargent,Marc Gascoigne
Publisher: New Amer Library
ISBN: 9780451451996
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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As dark shadows released from Victoria's reign run rampant in 2054 London, Geraint, Adept, Serrin, Francesca, and Rani are drawn into a world of deceit, death, and conspiracy. Original.

Phases of Gravity

Author: Dan Simmons
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497634504
Category: Fiction
Page: 232
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A New York Times–bestselling author’s moving novel about an astronaut returning to Earth, and the small steps and giant leaps love requires. Richard Baedecker thinks his greatest challenge was walking on the moon, but then he meets a mysterious woman who shows him his past. Join Baedecker as he comes to grips with the son and wife he lost owing to his passion for space exploration, his forgotten childhood, and the loss he experienced during the deadly flight of the Challenger. The most difficult exploration of his life is not the cold, rocky crevices of the moon, but the warm interior of his heart. Brilliant and beautifully written, Phases of Gravity is a masterpiece about love and loss that transports readers far beyond the confines of space and time. Phases of Gravity is a thoughtful, deeply involving novel from an author who has earned numerous honors, including the World Fantasy Award for Song of Kali and the Hugo Award for Hyperion.