Under Cover of the Night

A True Story of Sex, Greed, and Murder
Author: Diane Fanning
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425270238
Category: Social Science
Page: 360
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The Edgar Award-nominated and national bestselling author of Mommy's Little Girl recounts the shocking murder of Jocelyn Branham Earnest at the hands of her estranged husband, a respected high school administrator. By the Edgar Award-nominated author of Sleep My Darlings. Original.

Leather Nights


Author: Patricia Logan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781479351046
Category: Fiction
Page: 338
View: 1885

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Jake Maxfield, the sexy blue-eyed banker who's recently seen his mortgage career end in the midst of economic downturn inherits a property in a rural Texas town. The widowed father of two relocates from Southern California only to find that the one thing he never expected has happened and will change his life and everything he'd previously thought about himself forever. The person he meets and falls in love with is nothing like his dead wife Molly. Instead, Jake finds his soul mate in the form of Cade Littlebear, a huge hunk of long haired male biker all wrapped up in a drop dead leather clad package.Jake and Cade find that combining their lives and their teenaged families is work enough for the faintest of heart but their greatest challenge lies ahead. Their very lives are threatened by a narrow-minded group of bigots who set out to destroy their very existence. They are determined not to hide who they are and live in the shadows. From the boardroom to the back of a chopper, these sexy heroes, Jake and Cade burn up the pages with love scenes that give new meaning to the word “HOT”.

Hollow Pike


Author: Juno Dawson
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
ISBN: 1780621264
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
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A gripping YA thriller from award-winning writer Juno Dawson, with a dash of romance and intriguing paranormal elements, set in Hollow Pike - a small town with a big history of witchcraft. Something wicked this way comes... She thought she'd be safe in the country, but you can't escape your own nightmares, and Lis London dreams repeatedly that someone is trying to kill her. Lis thinks she's being paranoid - after all, who would want to murder her? She doesn't believe in the local legends of witchcraft. She doesn't believe that anything bad will really happen to her. You never do, do you? Not until you're alone in the woods, after dark - and a twig snaps... Hollow Pike - where witchcraft never sleeps.

The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic

A Walk in Austin
Author: Kinky Friedman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407053736
Category: Travel
Page: 144
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Kinky Friedman, the original Texas Jewboy, takes us on a rollicking, rock-and-rolling tour of his favourite city: Austin. Maybe you want to know where to find President Bush's favourite Austin burger joint. Or maybe you want a glimpse of Willie Nelson's home. Or maybe you're itching to learn the history of a city that birthed Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughan and countless other music legends. It's all here in The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic, the slightly insane, amazingly practical, and totally kick-ass guide to the coolest city in Texas by none other than Kinky Friedman. This ain't no ordinary travel guide, neither. As might be expected from this politically incorrect country-singer-turned-bestselling-mystery-author, the Kinkster's tour includes a bunch of stuff you won't find in any other guide, from descriptions of Austin's notable trees and directions to skinny-dipping sites to lists of haunted places and quizzes and puzzles. So put on your cowboy hat and your brontosaurus-foreskin boots and head down south with the only book you need to get to the big heart of this great city.

Sentiment in the Forex Market

Indicators and Strategies To Profit from Crowd Behavior and Market Extremes
Author: Jamie Saettele
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118428803
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 196
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Crowds move markets and at major market turning points, the crowds are almost always wrong. When crowd sentiment is overwhelmingly positive or overwhelmingly negative ? it's a signal that the trend is exhausted and the market is ready to move powerfully in the opposite direction. Sentiment has long been a tool used by equity, futures, and options traders. In Sentiment in the Forex Market, FXCM analyst Jaime Saettele applies sentiment analysis to the currency market, using both traditional and new sentiment indicators, including: Commitment of Traders reports; time cycles; pivot points; oscillators; and Fibonacci time and price ratios. He also explains how to interpret news coverage of the markets to get a sense of when participants have become overly bullish or bearish. Saettele points out that several famous traders such as George Soros and Robert Prechter made huge profits by identifying shifts in crowd sentiment at major market turning points. Many individual traders lose money in the currency market, Saettele asserts, because they are too short-term oriented and trade impulsively. He believes retail traders would be much more successful if they adopted a longer-term, contrarian approach, utilizing sentiment indicators to position themselves at the beginning points of major trends.

Trash


Author: Andy Mulligan
Publisher: David Fickling Books
ISBN: 0375898433
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 240
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In an unnamed Third World country, in the not-so-distant future, three “dumpsite boys” make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city. One unlucky-lucky day, Raphael finds something very special and very mysterious. So mysterious that he decides to keep it, even when the city police offer a handsome reward for its return. That decision brings with it terrifying consequences, and soon the dumpsite boys must use all of their cunning and courage to stay ahead of their pursuers. It’s up to Raphael, Gardo, and Rat—boys who have no education, no parents, no homes, and no money—to solve the mystery and right a terrible wrong. Andy Mulligan has written a powerful story about unthinkable poverty—and the kind of hope and determination that can transcend it. With twists and turns, unrelenting action, and deep, raw emotion, Trash is a heart-pounding, breath-holding novel.

One of Us


Author: Jeannie Waudby
Publisher: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1909489379
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 259
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When K narrowly survives a bomb attack, she agrees to go undercover with the radical young group held responsible. She's determined to bring them to justice, but soon even enemies become real people. When she falls in love, K discovers that things are not black and white ...

Run the Risk


Author: Lori Foster
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459241193
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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When Detective Logan Riske goes undercover to find Pepper Yates, a potential link to his best friend's unsolved murder, he vows to gain her cooperation by any means necessary. But the elusive beauty is more suspicious—and in far more danger—than he expected. And the last thing Logan needs is to start caring for her…. Pepper has spent years dodging the corrupt club owner who will stop at nothing to keep her silenced. She can trust no one, not even the handsome new "construction worker" who's moved in next door. The heat between them is undeniable. But will surrendering to passion bring her the safety she so desires—or will her feelings for Logan draw them both into a killer's crosshairs?

Informing the News


Author: Thomas E. Patterson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0345806611
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
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As the journalist Walter Lippmann noted nearly a century ago, democracy falters “if there is no steady supply of trustworthy and relevant news.” Today’s journalists are not providing it. Too often, reporters give equal weight to facts and biased opinion, stir up small controversies, and substitute infotainment for real news. Even when they get the facts rights, they often misjudge the context in which they belong. Information is the lifeblood of a healthy democracy. Public opinion and debate suffer when citizens are misinformed about current affairs, as is increasingly the case. Though the failures of today’s communication system cannot be blamed solely on the news media, they are part of the problem, and the best hope for something better. Patterson proposes “knowledge-based journalism” as a corrective. Unless journalists are more deeply informed about the subjects they cover, they will continue to misinterpret them and to be vulnerable to manipulation by their sources. In this book, derived from a multi-year initiative of the Carnegie Corporation and the Knight Foundation, Patterson calls for nothing less than a major overhaul of journalism practice and education. The book speaks not only to journalists but to all who are concerned about the integrity of the information on which America’s democracy depends.

The Emerald Atlas


Author: John Stephens
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375899553
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 432
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Called “A new Narnia for the tween set” by the New York Times and perfect for fans of the His Dark Materials series, The Emerald Atlas brims with humor and action as it charts Kate, Michael, and Emma's extraordinary adventures through an unforgettable, enchanted world. These three siblings have been in one orphanage after another for the last ten years, passed along like lost baggage. Yet these unwanted children are more remarkable than they could possibly imagine. Ripped from their parents as babies, they are being protected from a horrible evil of devastating power, an evil they know nothing about. Until now. Before long, Kate, Michael, and Emma are on a journey through time to dangerous and secret corners of the world...a journey of allies and enemies, of magic and mayhem. And—if an ancient prophesy is correct—what they do can change history, and it is up to them to set things right. From the Hardcover edition.

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold


Author: John le Carré
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802714544
Category: Fiction
Page: 223
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Secret agent Alec Leamas is on a dangerous mission in East Berlin, but he has doubts about the organization he serves.

Come Down, Cat!


Author: Sonya Hartnett
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 085797551X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 36
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The day is ending, night is falling, and Nicholas's cat won't come down. High on the roof she licks her paws while Nicholas worries about her up there all alone. How does he coax her into the safe, warm house? She doesn't even want to come down from the roof... or does she?

Unbreakable Stories

Rowe
Author: Jocelynn Drake,Rinda Elliott
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781547150328
Category:
Page: 144
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Unbreakable Stories: Rowe is a collection of short stories following the romantic adventures and misadventures of former Army Rangers-turned-security experts Rowe Ward and Noah Keegan following the events of Torch, book 3 of the Unbreakable Bonds series. This collection is more than 30,000 words long and contains stories such as: Piece of Pie Mistletoe Haunted Gotcha And many more...

The Ship of Brides

A Novel
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069815634X
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and One Plus One, in an earlier work available in the U.S. for the first time, a post-WWII story of the war brides who crossed the seas by the thousands to face their unknown futures 1946. World War II has ended and all over the world, young women are beginning to fulfill the promises made to the men they wed in wartime. In Sydney, Australia, four women join 650 other war brides on an extraordinary voyage to England—aboard HMS Victoria, which still carries not just arms and aircraft but a thousand naval officers. Rules are strictly enforced, from the aircraft carrier’s captain down to the lowliest young deckhand. But the men and the brides will find their lives intertwined despite the Navy’s ironclad sanctions. And for Frances Mackenzie, the complicated young woman whose past comes back to haunt her far from home, the journey will change her life in ways she never could have predicted—forever.

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Author: Kate Atkinson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409043762
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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THE MAGNIFICENT NEW NOVEL BY BESTSELLING AWARD-WINNING KATE ATKINSON ‘Think of it as an adventure, Perry had said right at the beginning of all this.And it had seemed like one. A bit of a lark, she had thought. A Girl's Own adventure.’ In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever. Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence. Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit and empathy. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of this country’s most exceptional writers.

Merit Badge Murder

Merry Wrath Mysteries book #1
Author: Leslie Langtry
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
ISBN: 194037149X
Category: Fiction
Page: 190
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From USA Today bestselling author, Leslie Langtry comes a mystery series of laugh-out-loud proportions... When CIA agent Merry Wrath is "accidently" outted, she's forced her into early retirement, changes her appearance, and moves where no one will ever find her—Iowa. Instead of black bag drops in Bangkok, she now spends her time leading a young Girl Scout troop. But Merry's new simple life turns not-so-simple when an enemy agent shows up dead at scout camp. Suddenly Merry is forced to deal with her former life in order to preserve her future one. It doesn't help matters that the CIA sends in her former, sexy handler to investigate…or that the hot new neighbor across the street turns out to be the local detective in charge of her case. And when Merry is forced to take on a roommate in the voluptuous form of a turned KGB agent/bimbo, things become trickier than wet work in Waukegan or cookie sales in the spring. Nothing in the CIA or Girl Scouts' training manuals has prepared her for what comes next… What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry's books: "Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, 'Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…" ~ RT BOOKreviews "Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense." ~ Chicago Tribune "Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details." ~ Publisher's Weekly

Silver Secrets


Author: Patricia Logan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781481839273
Category: Erotic stories
Page: 194
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Some hold secrets close to the heart... and those are the secrets that will get you killed. Rome Wilkins hopes to start his life free from covert operations and impending danger. As a black ops Navy SEAL, Rome is the best assassin the US government has at its disposal. When they call him in to help with mission after mission, it seems as though his best laid plans are slipping through his fingers. Thom Akecheta, a Native American born warrior in his own right and a Marine Corps veteran, works in the FBI's Houston office as a forensic scientist. His immediate attraction to the handsome and enigmatic Rome is complicated by his lust for Pepper Rawlings; his very beautiful, very young lab partner. He's wanted her for a very long time, and now, he wars with his attraction between the two. Pepper, London born and raised, dreams of becoming more than what is expected of her. After graduating at the top of her class from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, she is paired with Thom and her interest is instantly piqued by the reserved and sexy scientist. When a chance meeting with Rome Wilkins evolves into a hot and heavy relationship, Pepper wonders if she can bring together these wounded warriors and possibly make all of their dreams come true. When the three become involved, none of them expect their country will once more call on their service and ultimately put all of their lives in terrible danger.

Trick


Author: Patricia Logan
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781482733181
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
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Master's Boys (Book One) “Trick”Wade is a throwaway, forced into prostitution at fourteen and living on the mean streets of Los Angeles. Nearly four years later, and now calling himself Trick, he's still struggling to survive. While huddled in a doorway on a cold rainy morning, he thanks his lucky stars when an expensive Mercedes pulls up and rolls down a window.Phoenix, known as Master P, may be a big intimidating Dom, but he has a soft spot for vulnerable young men. When he sees a homeless kid trembling in the cold, he has to stop and pick him up. What he finds is a boy with a naturally submissive nature and a damaged soul. As he begins to train the boy at the online BDSM club where he's employed, DOMZ.com, they form a fast and explosive combination.When Trick begins to fall for his big Dom, Phoenix is forced to tell him that this is only play. The resulting fallout will shake Phoenix to his very core. Is this chance encounter doomed for failure or can the two men find a balance?

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There


Author: Catherynne M. Valente
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1466828005
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 272
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"One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century."—Time magazine, on the Fairyland series September has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there. And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows—and their magic—to the world of Fairyland Below. This underworld has a new ruler: Halloween, the Hollow Queen, who is September's shadow. And Halloween does not want to give Fairyland's shadows back. Fans of Valente's bestselling, first Fairyland book will revel in the lush setting, characters, and language of September's journey, all brought to life by fine artist Ana Juan. Readers will also welcome back good friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. But in Fairyland Below, even the best of friends aren't always what they seem. . . .

Like a Lover


Author: Jay Northcote
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781516887682
Category:
Page: 202
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Josh has a plan: get through uni with a good degree and no debt. Focused on his goals, he pays his way by working as an escort. He enjoys the no-strings sex because he doesn't have time for a relationship. Falling in love definitely isn't part of the deal-especially not with a client. When Rupert meets Josh in a bar, he's smitten on sight. He's never paid for sex, but when Josh propositions him, he can't resist. He should've known one night would never be enough. Luckily for him he has an inheritance to fund his addiction to Josh, because his job in IT support wouldn't cover the cost. With each encounter the lines get blurred, creating something that feels more like a relationship than a business transaction. But they come from different worlds, and to go from client-and-escort to lovers seems impossible. If they want a future together, Josh and Rupert have a lot to overcome.