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For fans of Jojo Moyes' Me Before You, who can't wait for her new novel The Girl You Left Behind - out in September - here is an irresistible ebook-only prequel novella, Honeymoon in Paris.
March 1997. A woman has her throat cut behind a bar in Mississippi. Just down the road is a big army base. Is the murderer a local guy - or is he a soldier? Jack Reacher, still a major in the military police, is sent in undercover. The county sheriff is a former U.S. Marine - and a stunningly beautiful woman. Her investigation is going nowhere. Is the Pentagon stonewalling her? Or doesn't she really want to find the killer? Set just six months before the opening of Killing Floor, The Affair marks a turning point in Reacher's career. If he does what the army wants, will he be able to live with himself? And if he doesn't, will the army be able to live with him? Lee Child's novel One Shot has been adapted as the film Jack Reacher starring Tom Cruise. It is due to be released in the UK on 26 Dec 2012. Click below to view the trailer.
'It's simple. No sight. No questions. 48 hours.' An intensely charged erotic journey, perfect for anyone who was seduced by 50 Shades of Grey. When 37-year-old psychologist, Alexandra Blake, leaves her comfortable suburban existence to give a series of lectures , she meets up with Dr Jeremy Quinn, the man who opened her eyes and body to the world in ways she never thought possible. After a few glasses of champagne in his luxurious hotel penthouse, he presents her with an extraordinary proposition. Alexandra knows that they never promise each other something they can't commit to and that he will challenge her every inhibition. But she soon finds herself seduced into a level of surrender - and danger - she could never have imagined. Destined to Play is the first book in the Avalon trilogy exploring the intricate relationships between trust and betrayal, desire and love, risk ...and reward. If you liked 50 Shades of Grey, you will love Destined to Play.
The new bestseller from Jacqueline Wilson, creator of Tracy Beaker , Hetty Feather and The Illustrated Mum , is a funny, moving and heartwarming story of four children who discover a way to make wishes come true. Echoing the classic E Nesbit novel, Five Children and It , this new story from this mega-selling author, winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, is a brilliant read not just for those familiar with the original book but for any of Wilson's millions of fans.
Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2012. CWA Judges' comment: “A remarkable confection centred on a global computer game, it encompasses every conceivable aspect of thrillerdom. Admirable plotting, wit, characters and ambition.” The Lovereading view... A huge (1,042 pages), techno thriller full of hackers, viruses, mobsters and terrorists which his fans will lap up. It is also his most commercial and accessible since Cryptonomicon, so a great place to start if you haven’t read any Stephenson before. The central character Richard Forthrast has created a massive on-line gaming enviroment T’rain which is hijacked by a virus that can be used to get the players handing over ‘real’ money. A deadly war ensues that he is at the centre of. A complex but highly rewarding read.
Winner of the McKitterick Prize 2013. Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 'New Writer of the Year' 2012. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012. This was Lovereading's favourite to win the 2012 Man Booker Prize. Just click on the 'Download Extract' button above to try it for yourself. Sir Peter Stothard, Chair of Man Booker Prize 2012 judging panel, on The Lighthouse... 'The Lighthouse by Alison Moore is a first novel in which a middle-aged man crosses the channel by ferry for a summer walking holiday in Germany after the failure of his marriage. His first hotel landlady welcomes him into one of her many beds. He has his mother's perfume bottle, shaped like a lighthouse, in his pocket - and in his mind a mess of more damaging memories from childhood. This too came from a small publisher - a bleak inner landscape, written with a temperature control set low and an acute sense of smell.' “Melancholy and haunting. The sense of loneliness and discomfort and rejection is compelling, the low key prose carefully handled. It’s a serious novel with a distinctive and unsettling atmosphere.” — Margaret Drabble
Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 'Food & Drink Book of the Year' 2012. Bestselling TV chef and cookery author Lorraine Pascale returns with 100 brand new mouth-watering recipes that are wonderfully quick and easy to make and bursting with fresh ingredients. Lorraine's third beautiful cookery book is packed with delicious and inspiring meals, each with its own photograph and many having their own individual complementary side dish. The book will be released to coincide with Lorraine's BBC2 prime time 6-part cookery series. So whether you want to just grab a spoon and dive in solo to a decadent dessert like Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries, or whether you're putting together a crowd-pleasing menu of French Onion and Sage Soup with Big Fat Gruyere and Mustard Croutons followed by Moroccan Pesto Fish with Caramelised Onion and Haricot Beans with Minty Pine Nut Couscous for a fun and relaxed evening in with friends without the fuss, Lorraine demonstrates how to effortlessly pull off scrumptious food that is a pleasure to eat. Make melt-in-the-mouth fish, fragrant curries and hearty soups infused with herbs and spices, whip up naughty desserts, vibrant salads and quick pasta dishes in minutes and create gorgeous juicy steaks with 2012's queen of cookery.
MELISSA P. - A major worldwide best-seller, 100 STROKES OF THE BRUSH BEFORE BED is the often daring tale of the coming of a sexual age of a young Italian schoolgirl, and was allegedly heavily autobiographical. But beyond the sexual excesses longingly described, it also presents a fascinating insight into a mind still torn between the poetry of romance and the harsh realities of societal expectations. Lovereading view... I was very surprised that this book was written by a schoolgirl. This is her diary over two years as a teenager. It is candid, explicit and unexpectedly well-written. Although a major part of the book focuses on her sexual encounters (of which there are many), it is also a haunting memoir of a young woman trying to define her identity.
The third novel in the series sees new challenges for the men of the 106th Foot, as the British army attempts to recover from the disaster of Corunna and establish a foothold in the Peninsula. Featuring the battles of Medellin and Talavera, the 106th will have their mettle severely tested on the battlefield. But if Napoleon is to be ejected from Spain, war must also be waged in more covert ways. For Hanley, the former artist who is a more natural observer than fighter, the opportunity to become an 'exploring officer' leads him into even more dangerous territory, the murky world of politics and partisans. And while Ensign Williams seeks to uncover the identity of the mysterious 'Heroine of Saragossa', a conspiracy of revenge within the regiment itself threatens to destroy him before he's even faced a shot from the French.
Fifty Shelves of Grey - a brilliantly funny collection of all your favourite books, artfully condensed and erotically remastered, packaged into one volume, and ergonomically designed to be easily read with one hand. From literary masterpieces - Jane Eyre turns the tables on Mr Rochester; to modern classics - Philip Marlowe is a dick of a different kind in The Big Sleep, via recipes - Nigella Lawson treats herself to some afternoon delight; and self-help - the Fear gets well and truly Felt, and we Do It Anyway; this collection has something for every reader and every kink. So whip off your glasses, let your hair down and unleash your inner hot librarian.
August 2012 Food and Drink Book of the Month. Stories and seasonal recipes are blended together in this biography celebrating 40 years of the Michelin-starred Kinloch Lodge in Skye. Author of nearly 20 cookery books, Lady Claire Macdonald, tells the story of how she, her husband, clan chief Godfrey Macdonald of Macdonald, and their family built up Kinloch from insignificant beginnings in a remote but spectacularly beautiful corner of Skye to the great culinary institution it is today.
This is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone if you are new to Sherrilyn Kenyon. It focuses on the character Ash and explains his history which is pretty dark and disturbing but thoroughly absorbing and then we move on to his life in the present and a more romantic element takes over. Kenyon is a true master of the paranormal romance genre and this will grip you from beginning to end.
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eBooks have at last come of age and although you have been able to see if an eBook is available on a title by title basis on Lovereading for a while now, we also wanted to create a special section which features all of our eBook recommended reads.
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