From a talented author on the rise comes a sexy new novella in Elle Kennedy´s action-packed Killer Instincts romantic suspense series. Abby Sinclair was one of the deadliest assassins in the world before she became a mercenary. She likes her work—the missions, the adrenaline, the danger. But now she has a secret that could change everything. Especially since she and her husband, fellow operative Kane Woodland, have been thrust into an assignment that has put their lives in mortal danger. But as the secrets between Kane and Abby pile up, they begin to drift apart—until only a fatal twist in the mission can bring them back together.... After Midnight includes a preview of the next Killer Instincts novel, Midnight Action. A RITA-nominated author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University.
--THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER-- ´An invaluable contribution to history.´ Serhii Plokhy, Evening Standard ´Tells the story of the disaster and its gruesome aftermath with thriller-like flair. Midnight in Chernobyl is wonderful and chilling ... written with skill and passion.´ Luke Harding, The Observer ´Superb, enthralling and necessarily terrifying... every step feels spring-loaded with tension... extraordinary.´ The New York Times The story of Chernobyl is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth. Adam Higginbotham has written a harrowing and compelling narrative which brings the 1986 disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, and documents from recently-declassified archives, this book makes for a masterful non-fiction thriller. Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers not only its own citizens, but all of humanity. It is a story that has long remained in dispute, clouded from the beginning in secrecy, propaganda, and misinformation. Midnight In Chernobyl is an indelible portrait of history´s worst nuclear disaster, of human resilience and ingenuity and the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will - lessons which, in the face of climate change and other threats - remain not just vital but necessary. Now, Higginbotham brings us closer to the truth behind this colossal tragedy.
Shortlisted for the Epic Novel award in the Romantic Novelists Association Books Awards. Spanning four generations, The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley sweeps from the glittering palaces of the great maharajas of India to the majestic stately homes of England, following the extraordinary life of a girl, Anahita Chavan, from 1911 to the present day . . . A lifelong passion. An endless search. In the heyday of the British Raj, eleven-year-old Anahita, from a noble but impoverished family, forms a lifelong friendship with the headstrong Princess Indira, the privileged daughter of rich Indian royalty. Becoming the princess´s official companion, Anahita accompanies her friend to England just before the outbreak of the Great War. There, she meets the young Donald Astbury - reluctant heir to the magnificent, remote Astbury Estate - and his scheming mother. Eighty years later, Rebecca Bradley, a young American film star, has the world at her feet. But when her turbulent relationship with her equally famous boyfriend takes an unexpected turn, she´s relieved that her latest role, playing a 1920s debutante, will take her away from the glare of publicity to the wilds of Dartmoor in England. Shortly after filming begins at the now-crumbling Astbury Hall, Ari Malik, Anahita´s great-grandson, arrives unexpectedly, on a quest for his family´s past. What he and Rebecca discover begins to unravel the dark secrets that haunt the Astbury dynasty . . .
Don´t miss this spectacular new young adult fantasy series from C.C. Hunter! Born at Midnight will steal your heart and haunt your dreams. Welcome to Shadow Falls camp, nestled deep in the woods of a town called Fallen… One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren´t just ´´troubled.´´ Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world. Kylie´s never felt normal, but surely she doesn´t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn´t complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek´s a half-fae who´s determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin´ hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Both Derek and Lucas couldn´t be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart. Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs…
THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER/A RICHARD & JUDY BOOKCLUB 2018 PICK Jack Reacher is having a bad day. It would be a dumb idea to make it worse. Reacher sees a West Point class ring in a pawn shop window. It´s tiny. It´s a woman cadet´s graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher was a West Pointer too, and he knows what she went through to get it. All he wants is to find the woman. He´ll have to go through bikers, cops, crooks, and low-life muscle. If she´s ok, he´ll walk away. If she´s not ... he´ll stop at nothing. Best advice: stay out of his way. Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, The Midnight Line follows on directly from the end of Make Me .
When thirty-five-year-old Carol Richmond decides to end her seventeen-year marriage, she has no idea what´s in store. Within the first year of the divorce, her ex-husband abandons his children and ignores the court´s orders to pay child support, and despite working sixteen hours a day and seven days a week, Richmond cannot make ends meet. She is forced to sell her home and hawk her jewelry in order to keep her family fed and housed, and more often than not she relies on hired women to kiss her children goodnight and dry their tears. In the decade to follow, Carol´s growing children struggle with individual complexities. One son attempts suicide; another utterly fails academically; and her daughter is sexually abused by a trusted acquaintance. Yet Carol and her children endure-because they must. Haunting yet full of humor and self-effacing wisdom, Notes After Midnight is a story of the invisible binding thread connecting each of us to one another-the thread that helps us find our way along even the most difficult of paths.
Die heißeste Rockstar-Romance des Jahres! Indigo Bellamy denkt nicht lang nach, als sie das Jobangebot erhält: Sie soll Alex Winslow, den größten Rockstar der Welt, auf seiner Welttournee begleiten und dafür sorgen, dass er nicht wieder auf die schiefe Bahn gerät. Doch das ist leichter gesagt als getan. Nicht nur ist Alex alles andere als begeistert über die Babysitterin, die ihm an die Seite gestellt wurde - vom ersten Moment an sprühen zwischen ihm und Indigo heftig die Funken. Dabei haben beide mit den Dämonen ihrer Vergangenheit zu kämpfen und sind nicht bereit, ihr Herz erneut zu riskieren ... Nach den SINNERS OF SAINT - der neue Roman von Spiegel-Bestseller-Autorin L.J. Shen
Dangerous. Ruthless. Savage. And she´s the good guy. Abby Sinclair had a desperate childhood until she was rescued and adopted by a retired army ranger who molded her into a master of self-defense. Now, she´s a cunning and fearless assassin thrust into assignment after dangerous assignment, using everything she has-nerve, resilience, strength, sex-to come out on top. Her only rule: trust no one. Abby´s latest assignment is in Columbia: go undercover and snuff out a dangerous arms dealer active in the underground sex trade. But when Abby purposely blows her cover in a last-ditch attempt to free the helpless victims, deadly mercenary Kane Woodland is recruited as back-up. His mission: get Abby out of that hell hole. The last thing Kane expects is to feel a primal attraction for Abby. But when she convinces him to join her on her perilous mission, their newfound passion could put the lives of their whole team at risk.
Don´t miss this classic tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo! Lean, edgy former police detective Jack LaCroix had forty-eight hours to clear his name and keep his freedom. To do it, the escaped prisoner needed attorney Landis McAllister, the woman he´d once thought would share his life. The woman who thought he´d betrayed her. Landis had just pulled her life together. Now Jack was back, compelling her to believe in him despite the damning evidence, proving with a touch that the ashes of their fiery past still smoldered. With the law on their heels and bullets flying at their backs, could they rekindle their trust in each other and find the proof Jack needed before time ran out? Originally published in 2003