The second book in the Faraman Prophecy epic fantasy series returns to a world of military might and magical Talents as Kerida Nast continues the quest to save her nation.
Kerida Nast and her companions have succeeded in finding Jerek Brightwing, the new Luqs of Farama, and uniting him with a part of his Battle Wings, but not all their problems have been solved. Farama is still in the hands of the Halian invaders and their Shekayrin, and it's going to take magical as well as military strength to overcome them.
Unexpected help comes from Bakura, the Princess Imperial of the Halians, whose Gifts have been suppressed. As the Voice of her brother the Sky Emperor she has some political power over the Halian military, and she will use it to aid the Faramans, if Kerida can free her from what she sees as a prison. But whether Kerida can help the princess remains to be seen. If she succeeds, Bakura may prove their salvation. But should Kerida fail, all may be lost....
A shallow grave exposes deadly secrets as bestselling author Loreth Anne White brings her thrilling series of romantic suspense to its shocking conclusion... Disgraced ex-cop Angie Pallorino is determined to make a new start for herself as a private investigator. But first, she and her lover, newly promoted homicide detective James Maddocks, attempt a quiet getaway to rekindle a romance struggling in the shadows of their careers.
The peace doesn't last long when human skeletal remains are found in a nearby mossy grove. This decades-old mystery is just what Angie needs to establish her new career-even as it thrusts her and Maddocks back into the media spotlight, once again endangering their tenuous relationship. Then, when Angie's inquiry into the old crime intersects with a cold case from her own policing past-one that a detective on Maddocks's new team is working-the investigation takes a startling twist. It puts more than Angie's last shot at redemption and a future with Maddocks at risk. The mystery of the girl in the moss could kill her.
In the space of minutes, Rory Abernathy's wedding to Liam Bastian turns into a bloodbath. Confronted by a masked intruder in her hotel room, Rory stabs her assailant and flees, just before a gunman opens fire on the waiting wedding party. Her stepbrother is killed. Every member of Liam's family is injured.
Five years later Rory still has no idea who was behind the attacks, or what their motive was. Convinced that she and her young daughter, Charlotte, may still be targets, she's made a new life under an assumed name, far from Liam and the wealthy, powerful Bastians. But even in the remote town of Point Roberts, Washington, Rory can't hide.
When Liam tracks Rory down, he is stunned to learn they have a daughter together, and determined to unearth the truth about that terrible day. His mother has always insisted that someone in Rory's family tried to kill him to inherit his portion of the Bastian estate. Rory doesn't know if any of her remaining family was involved. But she's convinced that lately, someone has been watching her.
Time has passed, but the killer's need for vengeance hasn't. Now that Rory has been found, the ugly family secrets that spawned a nightmare will come to light, and this time, there will be nowhere for her to run . . .
Writer Halley Brennan couldn't dream up a better love story than her own. Married for eleven years, she and her husband, Adam, are still living their happily ever after. They both know what they want-and don't want-for their life together. And that includes being child-free. But when one of them has a change of heart about wanting a baby, it brings their marriage and life plans into harsher focus.
Devastated that this bombshell might destroy their relationship, Halley finds comfort in her closest friends: Nina, who's finally pregnant after years of trying; her sister, Charlotte, an overwhelmed mother of three; and Marian, a successful businesswoman who regrets letting go of her one true love.
Now, with their guidance and support, Halley begins a painful journey of self-discovery. As she searches her heart to make a life-changing decision for both herself and Adam, she realizes that someone is bound to get hurt. Will their perfect love be too great a sacrifice for everything her heart wants?
Williston, North Dakota, was a sleepy farm town for generations-until the frackers arrived. The oil companies moved into Williston, overtaking the town and setting off a boom that America hadn't seen since the Gold Rush.
Workers from all over the country descended, chasing jobs that promised them six-figure salaries and demanded no prior experience.But for every person chasing the American dream, there is a darker side-reports of violence and sexual assault skyrocketed, schools overflowed, and housing prices soared. Real estate is such a hot commodity that tent cities popped up, and many workers' only option was to live out of their cars. Farmers whose families had tended the land for generations watched, powerless, as their fields were bulldozed to make way for one oil rig after another.
Written in the vein of Ted Conover and Jon Krakauer, using a mix of first-person adventure and cultural analysis, The New Wild West is the definitive account of what's happening on the ground and what really happens to a community when the energy industry is allowed to set up in a town with little regulation or oversight-and at what cost.
Detective Angie Pallorino took down a serial killer permanently and, according to her superiors, with excessive force.
Benched on a desk assignment for twelve months, Angie struggles to maintain her sense of identity-if she's not a detective, who is she? Then a decades-old cold case washes ashore, pulling her into an investigation she recognizes as deeply personal.
Angie's lover and partner, James Maddocks, sees it, too. But spearheading an ongoing probe into a sex-trafficking ring while keeping Angie's increasing obsession with her case in check is taking its toll. As startling connections between the parallel investigations emerge, Maddocks realizes he has even more than Angie's emotional state to worry about.
Driven and desperate to solve her case, Angie goes rogue, risking her relationship, career, and very life in pursuit of answers. She'll learn that some truths are too painful to bear, and some sacrifices include collateral damage. But Angie Pallorino won't let it go. She can't. It's not in her blood.
The night before her father dies, eighteen-year-old Jeannie Vanasco promises she will write a book for him. But this isn't the book she imagined. The Glass Eye is Jeannie's struggle to honor her father, her larger-than-life hero but also the man who named her after his daughter from a previous marriage, a daughter who died. After his funeral, Jeannie spends the next decade in escalating mania, in and out of hospitals-increasingly obsessed with the other Jeanne. Obsession turns to investigation as Jeannie plumbs her childhood awareness of her dead half sibling and hunts for clues into the mysterious circumstances of her death. It becomes a puzzle Jeannie feels she must solve to better understand herself and her father. Jeannie Vanasco pulls us into her unraveling with such intimacy that her insanity becomes palpable, even logical. A brilliant exploration of the human psyche, The Glass Eye deepens our definitions of love, sanity, grief, and recovery.
Two decades after its groundbreaking debut, millions of fans worldwide remain enthralled with the incredible exploits of Joss Whedon's Buffy Summers, the slayer and feminist icon who saved the world . . . a lot; as well as Angel, the tortured vampire with a soul who fought against the apocalyptic forces of evil. Now, go behind-the-scenes of these legendary series that ushered in the new Golden Age of Television, with the candid recollections of writers, creators, executives, programmers, critics, and cast members. Together they unveil the oftentimes shocking true story of how a failed motion picture became an acclaimed cult television series, how that show became a pawn between two networks, and the spin-off series that was as engaging as everything that came before. This is the amazing true story of Buffy and the friends, vampires, slayers, and demons who changed television forever.
NEVERTHELESS WE PERSISTED is a special audio-first anthology of poems, essays, and stories that explores themes of loss, love, and finding your own power. It's an astonishing collection filled with heart, tears, laughter, and ultimately hope. This collection was created from writers across the United States and also in Australia, England, India, and New Zealand. Each piece is performed by a talented narrator. Music by Jennie Knaggs and Nick Shillace of Lac La Belle.
Amy Oestreicher, Cat Gould, Charlotte McKinnon, Christa Lewis, Christina St Clair, Danielle Daney, Deepti Gupta, Echo Aspnes, Gina Dawe Weaver, Gracie Greenbaum, Jack Arkel, Jacqueline Pick, Janina Edward, Jerrianne Hayslett, Karen Randall, Karen White, Kass Hillard,Laura Schmidt, Lauren Ezzo, Lily Schmidt, Mark Blickley, Martha McSweeney Brower, Nancy Wagner, Rodney Vaccaro, Sandy Logan, Shahana Kumar, Sue Pitkin, Tanya Eby, Tamara Hansen, Tammy Scott, Tanya Eby, Tricia Lowther and
Amy Landon, Amy McFadden, Bailey Carr, Cat Gould, Christa Lewis, Deepti Gupta, Emily Beresford, Emily Sutton-Smith, Erin Bennett, Erin Mallon, Gina Dawe Weaver, Gracie Greenbaum, Julie McKay, Lauren Ezzo, Lauri Jo Daniels, James Patrick Cronin, Janina Edwards, Karen White, Kate Rudd, Nancy Wagner, Nicol Zanzarella, Mark Kamish, Paul Heitsch, Sarah Mollo-Christensen, and Sue Pitkin
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The Faraman Polity was created by the first Luqs and has been ruled for generations by the bloodline. While the military protects, it is the Halls' Talents-those gifted from birth with magical abilities-who serve as the agents and judges of the Law. For no one can successfully lie to a Talent. They can read people by physical contact. Thanks to the Talents and the military, the Polity has long remained a stable and successful society. But all that is about to change.
Seventeen-year-old Kerida Nast always wanted a career in the military. But when her Talent is discovered, she'll spend the rest of her life as a psychic for the Halls of Law. Just as Kerida begins her new role, the Polity is invaded by strangers from Halia, who begin a systematic campaign of destruction, killing every last Talent they can find.
Kerida escapes, falling in with Tel Cursar, a young soldier fleeing the battle which saw the deaths of the royal family. Having no obvious heir to the throne, the military leaders are divided, unable to save the empire. And with the Halls burned to the ground, and the Talents slaughtered, the Rule of Law will be shattered.
Kerida and Tel are forced to enter old mining tunnels in a desperate attempt to flee. But the tunnels hide a dangerous secret, a long-hidden colony of Feelers-paranormal outcasts shut away from the world. These traditional enemies of the Halls of Law welcome Kerida, believing she fulfills a Prophecy. With the help of these new allies, Kerida and Tel start a frantic mission to learn whether any heir to the throne remains, and find them before the Halians do. For if they fail, it will spell the end of the Faraman Polity and the Rule of Law.
Girls to the Front is the epic, definitive history of the Riot Grrrl movement: the radical feminist punk uprising that exploded into the public eye in the 1990s, altering America's gender landscape-and soundscape-forever. Author Sara Marcus, a cultural historian and critic who's written for Rolling Stone, the New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, and The Nation, interweaves research, interviews, and her own memories as a Riot Grrrl front-liner. Her passionate, sophisticated narrative brilliantly conveys the stories of punk bands like Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, and Heavens to Betsy-whose successors include Sleater-Kinney, Partyline, and Kathleen Hanna's Le Tigre-as well as the legions of young feminists who listened up, became inspired, and made their own revolution.
After retrieving fresh lobster nets from a local laundromat, Cass Halloran rushes to attend a last-minute gathering with her knitting circle. But Cass can't stop worrying about the lonely boy she saw hanging around the dryers and the school uniform he left behind in a hurry. When she and her friends return the lost clothing the next day, they find the child and his younger sister alone, seemingly abandoned by their mother. The knitters decide to facilitate a family reunion, but, when the death of a recluse from the edge of town occurs, they end up investigating a crime instead-especially once they discover that the missing mother and one of their own are tied to both the victim's hidden fortune and her murder... Before scandalous secrets break bonds and rumors tear Sea Harbor apart, the Seaside Knitters must string together the truth about the victim all while preventing a greedy murderer from making another move!