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2011

The Outcasts


John Flanagan - 2011
    Hal, Stig, and the others - they are the boys the others want no part of. Skandians, as any reader of Ranger's Apprentice could tell you, are known for their size and strength. Not these boys. Yet that doesn't mean they don't have skills. And courage - which they will need every ounce of to do battle at sea against the other bands, the Wolves and the Sharks, in the ultimate race. The icy waters make for a treacherous playing field . . . especially when not everyone thinks of it as playing. John Flanagan, author of the international phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice, creates a new cast of characters to populate his world of Skandians and Araluens, a world millions of young readers around the world have come to know and admire. Full of seafaring adventures and epic battles, Book 1 of The Brotherband Chronicles is sure to thrill readers of Ranger's Apprentice while enticing a whole new generation just now discovering the books.Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Daniel Silva Gabriel Allon Novels 5-8


Daniel Silva - 2011
    This #1 New York Times bestselling series starring the Israeli spy and art restorer has earned multiple comparisons to John LeCarré, and puts its author “squarely atop the spy thriller heap” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).Prince of FireThe MessengerThe Secret ServantMoscow Rules

The Breaker New Waves, Vol 1


Jeon Geuk-Jin - 2011
    However, for the disciple of a most hated and feared villain in the Murim, holder of the Phoenix Medallion of the Sun-Woo Clan and successor of the Black Heaven and Earth Technique, the world of the Murim will come to him. New allies and enemies await Shi-Woon, who once again rises in the dangerous and merciless world of Murim where everything is permitted.

Origin to Exile


J.L. Bourne - 2011
    BOURNETwo shattering accounts of human survival on the jagged edges of global disaster -- handwritten journal entries from the front lines in the war between scattered bands of mortal refugees and their soulless, undead enemies, armies of diseased corpses hungering for human flesh.DAY BY DAY ARMAGEDDONThe novel that started it all!DAY BY DAY ARMAGEDDON: BEYOND EXILEThe chilling sequel -- chaos and violence across a Texas wasteland.ALSO INCLUDES THE ALL-NEW SHORT STORY "IF YOU CAN READ THIS"

The Prisoner of Cell 25


Richard Paul Evans - 2011
    Very strange. It’s my story.To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey is an ordinary fourteen-year-old. In fact, the only thing that seems to set him apart is the fact that he has Tourette’s syndrome. But Michael is anything but ordinary. Michael has special powers. Electric powers.Michael thinks he's unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor also has special powers. With the help of Michael’s friend, Ostin, the three of them set out to discover how Michael and Taylor ended up this way, but their investigation brings them to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control the electric children – and through them the world. Michael will have to rely on his wits, powers, and friends if he’s to survive.

People's Republic


Robert Muchamore - 2011
    Twelve years old, just out of basic training and as green as grass. He's got his first mission: befriending Ethan Aramov, a spoilt rich kid living in California whose grandmother just happens to run a billion-dollar criminal empire. Ryan's got no idea that his routine first mission will turn into one of the biggest in CHERUB history...

The Revelation Space Collection


Alastair Reynolds - 2011
    Contains seven fantastic novels: REVELATION SPACE, CHASM CITY, REDEMPTION ARK, ABSOLUTION GAP, THE PREFECT, DIAMOND DOGS & TURQUOISE DAYS and GALACTIC NORTH

Look Into My Eyes


Lauren Child - 2011
    She and her slick side-kick butler, Hitch, foil crimes and get into loads of scrapes with evil villains, but they're always ice-cool in a crisis.

In Her Name: The Last War


Michael R. Hicks - 2011
    Drawn to an uncharted star system by the discovery of potentially habitable planets, the crew of the Aurora discovers something entirely unexpected: the planets are already inhabited, but not by humans. Approached by gigantic alien starships, Aurora’s crew makes ready for humanity’s very first contact with another sentient race.LEGEND OF THE SWORDSix months have passed since the destruction of the human colony on Keran by the alien Kreelan Empire. Earth and other human worlds band together to form the Confederation of Humanity to provide a mutual defense against the alien invaders.Unfortunately, not all human worlds want to join the Confederation. Some, like Saint Petersburg, would rather see it destroyed. With a powerful navy built in secret and armed with nuclear weapons, Saint Petersburg is preparing their own offensive against the Confederation when the Kreelans attack.DEAD SOULThree years after the brutal first contact encounter with the alien Kreelan Empire, the human Confederation is desperate for a victory. With over a dozen worlds under siege by legions of Kreelan warriors, President McKenna orders the Confederation military to deliver a victory to give humanity hope.Roland Mills, Valentina Sikorsky, Ichiro Sato and his wife Steph, along with the irrepressible General James Sparks are once again at the sharp end of the spear in a mission to take back the colony of Alger’s World from the alien invaders before it’s too late.

The Spook's Stories: Grimalkin's Tale


Joseph Delaney - 2011
    But my enemies fear me . . . Without ruthlessness and savagery I would not survive even a week of the life I lead. I am the witch assassin of the Malkin clan.'Meet Grimalkin, the fearsome witch assassin, and find out how she came to take the role she now holds.This exclusive digital short story set in the world of Joseph Delaney's best-selling series The Wardstone Chronicles first appeared in the spine-tingling collection The Spook's Stories: Witches. Now available separately for the first time, and including a preview of the first chapter of I Am Grimalkin, this is perfect for existing fans and newcomers alike. The only question is, are you brave enough . . .

Halo: Fall of Reach - Covenant


Brian Reed - 2011
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Perfect Shadow


Brent Weeks - 2011
    "Not enough to be useful, you know. Just glimpses. My wife dead, things like that to keep me up late at night. I had this vision that I was going to be killed by forty men, all at once. But now that you're here, I see they're all you. Durzo Blint."Durzo Blint? Gaelan had never even heard the name.***Gaelan Starfire is a farmer, happy to be a husband and a father; a careful, quiet, simple man. He's also an immortal, peerless in the arts of war. Over the centuries, he's worn many faces to hide his gift, but he is a man ill-fit for obscurity, and all too often he's become a hero, his very names passing into legend: Acaelus Thorne, Yric the Black, Hrothan Steelbender, Tal Drakkan, Rebus Nimble.But when Gaelan must take a job hunting down the world's finest assassins for the beautiful courtesan-and-crimelord Gwinvere Kirena, what he finds may destroy everything he's ever believed in.Word count: ~17,000

The Mackenzies


Liliana Hart - 2011
    It's been ten years since he left the woman he loved behind to make a name for himself, and now he's bound and determined to claim her once and for all. But Charlotte Munroe has no desire to welcome home the Prodigal Son with a fatted calf. The bitterness of Dane's betrayal runs deep, and she has no plans of letting him back into her life. Especially since she's trying to protect the son Dane isn't aware exists from heartbreak, since she's sure he's only going to walk out of their lives again. THOMAS Cat Randolph is the best cat burglar in the world. But when a job goes wrong and she's shot, it's Doctor Thomas MacKenzie that comes to her rescue. Unfortunately, it's a lot harder to keep secrets when you're risking the life of someone you love. Thomas MacKenzie knows Cat is keeping secrets, but getting her to trust him with them is a slow and steady process. But time isn't on his side. Convincing Cat to stay in Surrender, Montana is harder than he could have imagined. He just has to make sure that their lovemaking is more addictive than the adrenaline rush she craves. RILEY Riley MacKenzie is one of the world's leading experts on Egyptian artifacts. But when Maggie Lawrence walks into his life with a priceless stolen artifact and bad guys on her trail, he has no choice but to whisk her away to the safety of Surrender, Montana. Maggie Lawrence takes one look at Riley MacKenzie and sees everything she's ever craved and always avoided when it comes to men: Adventure. And she knows it's only a matter of time before she falls prey to his seduction, especially since she's trapped with him during one of the worst snowstorms Montana has seen in years. But when the enemy finds them, Maggie's confronted with a past that could destroy her love for Riley forever. COOPER Claire Drexel has loved Cooper MacKenzie since she was fourteen years old. But being ten years older, he's never seen her as anything more than a kid sister. So she decides to take matters into her own hands. It's not a secret that Cooper is a heavy player in the BDSM scene, and Claire decides what Cooper needs is the perfect bottom to his top. Only she gets more than she bargains for. Cooper MacKenzie can't believe his eyes when he sees little Claire Drexel sitting on the lap of one of the most dangerous men he's ever met. The fool. She's just walked into the middle of a drug investigation at one of the premier BDSM clubs in the state, and one wrong move could blow the cover he's been developing for the past three years. He has no choice but to intercede and claim her as his own, but facing the consequences of his actions might be more than even he's bargained for. ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS Grant MacKenzie is ready to settle down and start a family. The only problem is the one woman he's interested in doesn't seem to be ready for the long haul. But fate lends Grant a helping hand in getting exactly what he wants under his Christmas tree.

Echo McCool, Outlaw Through Time


Roger K. Driscoll - 2011
    Don't get on the wrong end of her jump kicks, flick-flaks and open-palm strikes. In her own time, Echo escapes death from a poisoned arrow and hides inside a hollow oak tree. She lies dormant for hundreds of years but in the present day she is awakened by Jason Fleeting, a twelve-year-old runaway from a children's home. Together they set out to solve the murder of Jason's mother and to rescue his kidnapped sister Lauren.

The Spellman Series Box Set 1 - 4


Lisa Lutz - 2011
    The gunshot that set off the race of irresistible and hilarious novels in the Spellman series—The wisecracking Spellmans truly put the "fun" in dysfunctional.Curse of the Spellmans: The knockout sequel to The Spellman Files features the same lovable family chaos—and even more bizarre twists and turns—as Izzy undertakes some recreational surveillance of her own. Nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel of 2008.Revenge of the Spellmans: Third in the critically acclaimed series, Revenge of the Spellmans gives us another dose of smart-ass antics and a gut-busting glimpse into the Spellman world. This time, Izzy is not only on the case, but also on the couch—in court-ordered therapy. While Izzy decides whether she wants to stay in the family business, she tends bar and takes on the case of Ernie  Black's not very suspicious wife. The Spellmans Strike Again: The fourth Spellman novel is packed with the most family drama yet. Izzy finally agrees to take over the family business, and the transition is not a smooth one. This book proves beyond a reasonable doubt that no matter how much Isabel shrinks her head, she will never be able to follow Rule #1: Act Normal.

Trick or Treat


Derek Landy - 2011
    Short story published on Derek Landy's blog; fits in best between Death Bringer and Kingdom of the Wicked.

The Vampire Collection


Lynsay Sands - 2011
    Contains six fantastic novels: A QUICK BITE, LOVE BITES, SINGLE WHITE VAMPIRE, TALL, DARK & HUNGRY, A BITE TO REMEMBER and BITE ME IF YOU CAN

The Skeleton Key


James Rollins - 2011
    Joined by a boy who is similarly threatened, she must rescue the son of a hated enemy, who has fallen under the sway of the nefarious leader of an apocalyptic cult. To survive, she must venture into the dark world beneath the City of Lights, into the infamous catacombs of Paris. Caught between two enemies, she must fight for her life…while time ticks down toward a fiery apocalypse. But in the dark, surrounded by the moldering bones of the dead, even success does not equal survival. In the end, the only true hope for the world lies in a stunning act of betrayal.Included with this short story is a sneak peek at the first 70 pages of The Devil Colony, where a clue unlocked by The Skeleton Key will play a key role.

Becoming Quinn


Brett Battles - 2011
    Others require a little … something more.Meet Jake Oliver. The day will come when he's one of the best cleaners in the business, a man skilled at making bodies disappear. At the moment, however, he's a twenty-two year old rookie cop, unaware his life is about to change.In a burning barn a body is found;and the fire isn't the cause of death. The detectives working the case have a pretty good idea about what went down. But Officer Oliver thinks it’s something else entirely, and pursues a truth others would prefer remain hidden, others who will go to extreme lengths to keep him quiet.Every identity has an origin. This is Quinn’s.BECOMING QUINN is a 57,000 word novella, and includes the bonus first chapter to WATCH ME DIE by Lee Goldberg.PRAISE FOR THE JONATHAN QUINN SERIES:“A pure delight.” —Jeffery Deaver, author of EDGE and the Lincoln Rhyme’s novels.“Battles is a master storyteller.” —Sheldon Siegel, author of PERFECT ALIBI“Quinn is one part James Bond, one part Jason Bourne.” —Nashville Book Worm“Highly recommended.” —Library Journal (starred review for THE DECEIVED)“The best word I can use to describe his writing is addictive.” —James Rollins, author of the Sigma Force series.

Strange Angels and Betrayals


Lili St. Crow - 2011
    Crow’s New York Times bestselling Strange Angels series are published together in one volume for the first time!Sixteen-year-old Dru Anderson exploded onto the paranormal scene in Strange Angels—and fought for her life at a secret Schola for djamphir and wulfen teens in Betrayals. Perfectly timed to lead up to the publication of series finale Reckoning, this omnibus edition is a must-have for all Dru’s fans as well as readers of Vampire Academy, House of Night, and The Darkest Powers.

Mission Unstoppable


Dan Gutman - 2011
    As Coke and Pepsi dodge nefarious villains from the Pez museum in California all the way to the Infinity Room in Wisconsin, black-and-white photographs and maps put young readers right into the action. And don't miss the next leg of the journey in The Genius Files: Never Say Genius!Supports the Common Core State Standards

I am Midnight


Samantha Young - 2011
    From the sands of ancient Egypt an evil arose, and in its wake the warriors who hunt it…Eden Winslow is no ordinary girl. She was born into a life she never wanted, and to a fate she’s fighting against.Noah Valois is an Ankh. As an immortal warrior, his purpose in life is to hunt down and kill Eden’s kind. Together they are about to embark on a journey that will change their lives forever—a journey in search of Eden’s redemption.With enemies and tests of strength and morality around every corner, it will be a journey that pushes them both to their very limits.Can the promise of honor, purpose and love be enough to change a destiny?Find out in this special omnibus edition of the Warriors of Ankh trilogy.Includes:Book One – Blood Will TellBook Two – Blood PastBook Three – Shades of Blood

Dogs: Bullets & Carnage, Vol. 6


Shirow Miwa - 2011
    But the outcome of the confrontation is not at all what he expected. The director himself has deep ties to the underground research facility that Giovanni and Heine were raised in, where they were forced to fight over and over again in Einstürzen's hellish experiments. Finally the full story emerges of what happened in that killing field so many years ago.

Sonic Genesis


Ian Flynn - 2011
    But when the evil Dr. Eggman enacts a plan to restart all of time and space, our hero must journey through a whole new world to correct all of reality!New and old fans alike can jump right into Sonic's most amazing adventure to date with the mega-hit mini-series that rocked the comic world!This collection features the complete "Sonic Genesis" epic plus never before seen special features.

Dog Days


Jonathan Maberry - 2011
    Joe Ledger returns in this tale that follows the tragic conclusion of The Dragon Factory.In the wake of a devastating personal loss, Joe Ledger and his new canine partner, Ghost, go hunting for the world's deadliest assassin.

Paranatural


Zack Morrison - 2011
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Sonic Universe 1: The Shadow Saga


Ian Flynn - 2011
    He will travel time and space, fighting killer robots and facing down beings of godlike power.

LEGO Ninjago Vol. 1: The Challenge of Samukai


Greg Farshtey - 2011
    Under the tutelage of their master Sensei Wu, the “chosen four” ninjas Kai, Jay, Cole, and Zane must learn to use their elemental powers of fire, ice, lightning and earth. Their mission: defeat Sensei Wu’s evil brother Garmadon and his army of skeleton warriors before they can take over the world!

The Teflon Queen


Silk White - 2011
    Her lethal grace, steady shot, and unmatched accuracy have made her the absolute best and most sought after killer in the game. But when the killer without a conscience is faced with an unknown emotion.... LOVE. Her whole perception is thrown off course and in a profession where second guessing can mean life or death ....will the queen reign supreme or be overthrown?

Pacific Glory


P.T. Deutermann - 2011
    Graduation set them on separate paths into the military, but they were all forever changed during the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941.Glory, now Tommy’s widow, is a tough Navy nurse still grieving her loss while trying to save lives. Marsh, a surface ship officer, finds himself in the thick of terrifying sea combat from Guadalcanal through Midway to a climactic showdown at Leyte Gulf. And Mick, a hotshot fighter pilot with a drinking problem and a chip on his shoulder, seeks redemption after a series of failures leaves him grounded.Filled with wide-screen action, romance, and heroism tinged with the brutal reality of war, Pacific Glory is a dynamic new direction for an acclaimed thriller writer.One of Library Journal's Best Historical Fiction Books of 2011

100 Most Awesome Things On The Planet


Anna Claybourne - 2011
    Each spread includes a rating from 1 to 5 indicating how "awesome" the item is, along with amazing facts, quirky side panels, and lots of full-color photos.

Off The Clock


Brett Battles - 2011
    A warning:Don't mess with Quinn's friends.If you do, he'll find out.And when he finds out, he'll find you.No matter who you are.No matter where you go.Because even when Quinn's off the clock, there's work to be done.OFF THE CLOCK is a seven thousand word short story, featuring the protagonist of the award winning Jonathan Quinn Thriller series.PRAISE FOR THE JONATHAN QUINN SERIES:“A pure delight.” —Jeffery Deaver, author of EDGE and the Lincoln Rhyme’s novels.“Battles is a master storyteller.” —Sheldon Siegel, author of PERFECT ALIBI“Quinn is one part James Bond, one part Jason Bourne.” —Nashville Book Worm“Highly recommended.” —Library Journal (starred review for THE DECEIVED)“The best word I can use to describe his writing is addictive.” —James Rollins, author of the Sigma Force series.

Transformers Dark of the Moon


Peter David - 2011
    . .All humankind was watching that day in 1969. And yet only a handful knew the real mission behind America's triumph in the space race: to explore the alien ship that has crashed on the far side of the moon. Decades later, scientists are still struggling to understand the technology found on board--though with the treacherous Decepticons after it, a powerful force must be at stake. The only hope of averting a crisis is to reawaken Sentinel Prime, the long-lost leader of the Autobots--but who knows what else remains in the shadows, hidden from man and machine?

Fatal Exchange


Russell Blake - 2011
    financial system.From the sweltering streets of Seoul to the sex-and-drug-driven underbelly of Greenwich Village, attempts at silencing a leak in an international counterfeiting operation leave a trail of butchery that leads inevitably to Wall Street, pitting a counter-culture heroine against a ruthless state-sponsored assassination team that will stop at nothing to achieve its lethal ends.As the body count climbs, Tess is assisted by Detective Ron Stanford, a NYPD homicide specialist tracking a brutal serial killer whose ritualistic cycle of murder and mutilation targeting bike messengers is escalating to fever pitch.Tess's battle to survive propels her into a deadly underworld where she must become judge and executioner, challenging her core beliefs about morality, justice and love.

MacCallister


William W. Johnstone - 2011
    Two men, brandishing knives, attack a young woman outside a pub. Duff MacAllister steps in and saves her—killing one of the assailants. Big mistake. The attacker was the sheriff’s son, and now MacAllister is marked for death. His only hope: America. Here, in the sprawling land of dreams, Duff hopes to start a new life with his American cousins. Unfortunately, the sheriff’s deputies are tracking him down—with nine of the deadliest cutthroats money can buy. Blazing a trail of blood and bullets all the way to the Rockies, Duff has to kill his enemies one by one—or die trying. But this time, Duff is not alone. He has a new ally by his side. A living legend of frontier justice. His cousin, the gunslinger known as Falcon MacAllister…

Fight Club


Thomas E. Wartenberg - 2011
    This is the first book to explore the varied philosophical aspects of the film. Beginning with an introduction by the editor that places the film and essays in context, each chapter explores a central theme of Fight Club from a philosophical perspective. Topics discussed include:Fight Club, Plato's cave and Descartes' cogito moral disintegration identity, gender and masculinity visuals and narration.Including annotated further reading at the end of each chapter, Fight Club is essential reading for anyone interested in the film, as well as those studying philosophy and film studies.

魔法科高校の劣等生 1 入学編〈上〉


Tsutomu Satou - 2011
    Magic has been tamed as another form of technology, and the practice of magic is now a rigorous discipline. Brother and sister Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba are just about to start their first year at the renowned First Magic High School of Japan. But the school's ironclad rules mean that the brilliant Miyuki enters the prestigious Course 1, while her older brother, Tatsuya, is relegated to Course 2--and that's just the beginning of their troubles!魔法。それが伝説や御伽噺の産物ではなく、現実の技術となってから一世紀が経とうとしていた。そして、春。今年も新入生の季節が訪れた。国立魔法大学付属第一高校―通称『魔法科高校』は、成績が優秀な『一科生』と、その一科生の補欠『二科生』で構成され、彼らはそれぞれ『花冠』(ウィード)、『雑草』(ブルーム)と呼ばれていた。そんな魔法学校に、一組の血の繋がった兄妹が入学する。兄は、ある欠陥を抱える劣等生(ウイード)。妹は、全てが完全無欠な優等生(ウイード)。どこか達観したような面持ちを見せる劣等生の兄と、彼に肉親以上の想いを寄せる優等生の妹。二人がこのエリート校の門をくぐったときから、平穏だった学びの園で、波乱の日々が幕開いた。

Callsign: King (Jack Sigler)


Jeremy Robinson - 2011
    It contains enough ivory to make Ethiopia a wealthy nation. But the cave contains more than physical riches-it also holds the means to control the world. Fifteen scientists enter the cave. Only one leaves.Jack Sigler, Callsign: King (field leader of the covert, black ops Chess Team) receives a cryptic text from Sara Fogg, his girlfriend and CDC "disease detective". A catastrophic disease has been reported in Ethiopia's Great Rift Valley, but Fogg suspects something more is going on. Her suspicion is confirmed when King's arrival in Africa is met by a high speed assassination attempt.As King fights against two competing, high-tech mercenary forces, each struggling for control of the deadly discovery, Fogg disappears. Working with the surviving member of the science team that made the discovery, King begins a search for Fogg and the source of the potential plague that takes him back to the Great Rift Valley, back to the Elephant Graveyard, and brings him face-to-face with modern man's origins.

Deep, Dark


Jonathan Maberry - 2011
    This chilling short story is the prequel to The Dragon Factory, the second installment in Maberry's action-packed Joe Ledger novels.Before Baltimore cop Joe Ledger goes up against two competing groups of geneticists looking to continue the master-race program in The Dragon Factory, he must battle another foe using human test subjects for his sinister plans.

Troubled Sea


Jinx Schwartz - 2011
    But their chosen sea has a serpent: Mexico's out-of-control drug trade. After witnessing a drug-deal gone wrong, they set off a deadly chain of events that lands them in a sea of intrigue involving a best friend, the Mexican Federal Police, the DEA, US Coast Guard, the INS, and a nasty drug cartel.This fast-paced adventure is a must-read for anyone who has ever dreamed of cutting the lines and shoving off to adventure.Show More Show Less

The Guild of the Cowry Catchers, a story of pirates and Panamindorah


Abigail Hilton - 2011
    R. Martin’s Westross. The Guild of the Cowry Catchers is a dark, nautical fantasy for anyone who loves Robin Hobb, Stephen R. Donaldson, Pirates of the Caribbean, or any high seas fantasy adventure with complex, morally ambiguous characters.These characters inhabit a chain of island kingdoms called Wefrivain. The kingdoms’ querulous lords are united only by religion, a wyvern cult ruled by an eccentric High Priestess. The Temple is under attack by a gang of pirates, known as the Guild of the Cowry Catchers. They’ve been preying on Temple treasure ships. The Temple Police charged with eradicating this menace keep disappearing.Enter Gerard, a young prince, exiled from his small island kingdom for marrying the court minstrel. Chosen by the High Priestess as the new Captain of Police, Gerard is smart, honorable, and a little naïve. To break the pirate ring, he must cooperate with a wily, amoral admiral, who has already tried to kill him twice.As Gerard struggles to protect his talented wife, obey his seductive employer, and forge a complicated friendship with his dangerous coworker, he becomes increasingly aware that the pirates have a legitimate quarrel with the wyverns. Dark secrets lurk in the Temple dungeons, and solving them will cost Gerard far more than his honor.This download includes all 5 books in the Guild of the Cowry Catchers series. This 300,000-word series is DRM-free and carefully formatted. The books are:EmbersFlamesAshesOut of the AshesShores Beyond the WorldThese books are also available in individual illustrated versions. The illustrated version of Book 4 should be done around the end of 2011/beginning of 2012, and Book 5 will appear around fall of 2012. The single-volume download of the complete series is *not* illustrated (file size would be enormous).Learn more about the series on the author's website at cowrycatchers.com.

Joe Ledger: The Missing Files


Jonathan Maberry - 2011
    In "Countdown," the prequel to "Patient Zero," meet Joe Ledger, Baltimore PD, attached to a Homeland Security task force who's about to get a serious promotion. "Zero Tolerance" picks up a few weeks after the close of "Patient Zero." Fans of the series will finally get closure on a few loose ends. In "Deep, Dark," the prequel to "The Dragon Factory," Joe Ledger must battle another foe experimenting with human test subjects. "Material Witness" takes Joe Ledger into the mysterious, troubled town of Pine Deep, Pennsylvania, the setting for Maberry's chilling Pine Deep Trilogy. In "Dog Days"--the sequel to "The Dragon Factory"--Joe Ledger and his new canine partner hunt the world's deadliest assassin.

Material Witness


Jonathan Maberry - 2011
    In Pine Deep, nothing is what it seems. Takes place several weeks after the events in PATIENT ZERO.

The God of Highschool (Volume 1) [갓 오브 하이스쿨] GoH


YongJe Park - 2011
    If you win you can have ANYTHING you want.They're recruiting only the best to fight the best and claim the title of The God of High School!

The Back Door Man


Dave Buschi - 2011
    Today. This morning. What cash you have in your wallet is it. ATMs and bank systems are down. You can’t get gas, groceries… Commerce has essentially come to a halt. Such is the backdrop of THE BACK DOOR MAN. Our society is computercentric. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. We’re plugged in. Managing our finances online. Downloading apps for our iPhone. Reading the WSJ on our Kindle. There are things out there on the cutting edge we don’t even know we need to fear. THE BACK DOOR MAN takes us there. We see it through the eyes of James Kolinsky, a simple family man who works in information security. His day goes from bad to worse when he discovers that his greatest fear is his fault and what’s happened to him has happened to millions of others. He’s been set up. His family—make that the world—has been taken hostage. The next twenty-four hours we find out what James Kolinsky is really made of.

The Men of Black Ops, Inc.: Volume 1: Show No Mercy, Take No Prisoners, Whisper No Lies, and an Excerpt from With No Remorse


Cindy Gerard - 2011
    novels: Show No Mercy, Take No Prisoners, Whisper No Lies.SHOW NO MERCYGabriel Jones left his longtime career as a CIA operative and joined Black Ops, Inc., a private security and espionage firm that specializes in jobs the military and the CIA won’t touch. Now stationed in Argentina, he is known as the Archangel because of the cold steel Arc-Angel butterfly knife he keeps strapped to his hip. When American journalist Jenna McMillan innocently steps into an assassination plot Gabe is trying to foil in Buenos Aires, Gabe saves her life but is injured. And, there’s unfinished business between Gabe and Jenna—grudging professional admiration and sexual attraction—from when they brought down an Argentinian neo-Nazi months ago…TAKE NO PRISONERSAmid the glitz and glitter of Las Vegas, twenty-seven-year-old Abbie Hughes, part-time accounting student and full-time blackjack dealer in a major casino, is trying desperately to convince herself that her brother, Cory, finally has his act together. But Cory, who she’d expected back from one of his frequent trips to Honduras where he buys native crafts for resale in the states, was due back in Vegas two days ago and she hasn’t heard a word from him. She’s starting to worry. Unknown to her, Cory is a middleman in a gem-smuggling ring…and Abbie, as Cory’s sister, is now in danger...WHISPER NO LIESLas Vegas casino security expert Crystal Debrowski met sexy, heroic Johnny Reed in Honduras, where she helped him save her friend Abbie Hughes and Sam Lang (the protagonists of Take No Prisoners), but after the rescue, they went their separate ways. After Crystal spurns the advances of an older, mysterious Asian man at the casino one night, bad things start to happen. Then she remembers the man she rebuffed, Tran Hoang, who is an Asian mafia crime lord. Johnny and Crystal are soon mired in not only a steamy love affair but in a human trafficking/prostitution, arms-trading ring, and a counterfeiting scheme that could bring down the US economy.

Two Cats: The Journals Of Vincent Tucat, Volume 1


Aaron Kite - 2011
    However, in city ruled by thieves, burglary and politics often go hand in hand, and things are rarely as straightforward as they appear.

Blood Tithe


Glenn J. Soucy - 2011
    He falls through an old World War II tunnel, which is half flooded with both water and chemicals from long forgotten scientific experiments. Jeremy is rescued, but his body is forever altered. Soon he discovers that he can gather energy from living things. But his new abilities come with a price...

A Secure Heart


Charity Parkerson - 2011
    However, when she meets the sexy security team who's in charge of keeping the high-dollar fashion safe, she ends up uncovering a few secrets that could break her heart.Secured SecretA quick trip to the store for some chocolate therapy, and a fateful encounter with a few gorgeous men shakes up F.B.I. Agent Genie Cook's once secure life.Secured WishesFor Jacob and Gracie, it is love at first sight, but it will take more than a few wishes to hold them together when Jacob's career threatens to tear them apart.Secured SparksTwin brothers Weave and Bob are hardened fighters, but two special women are going to have them throwing off sparks instead of punches.

The Medusa Plot


Gordon Korman - 2011
    They thought the hunt for 39 Clues leading to the source of that power was over. They even thought they'd won. But Amy and Dan were wrong.One by one, distress calls start coming in from around the globe. Cahills are being kidnapped by a shadowy group known only as the Vespers. Now Amy and Dan have only days to fulfill a bizarre ransom request or their captured friends will start dying. Amy and Dan don't know what the Vespers want or how to stop them. Only one thing is clear. The Vespers are playing to win, and if they get their hands on the Clues . . . the world will be their next hostage.

Six's Legacy


Pittacus Lore - 2011
    But who is she? Where has she been living? How has she been training? When did she develop her legacies? And how does she know so much about the Mogadorians?In I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Six’s Legacy, discover the story behind Six. Before Paradise, Ohio, before John Smith, Six was traveling through West Texas with her cêpan, Katarina. What happened there would change Six forever….

Immortal Ops: Collection II


Mandy M. Roth - 2011
    Thaddeus Green survived a werepanther attack long ago, leaving him immortal and a member of the I-Ops team. He's dedicated his life to genetics and to serving his country. After his mutated DNA led to the death of his loved ones, he vowed to never let anyone close to his heart again. Try as he might, Green is unable to stop the mystical pull to the tall, leggy blonde with a sharp tongue and an even worse bite. Thinking Melanie is suffering from mating withdraw, Green is prepared to do what he must to assure her survival, even if it means claiming her for himself, regardless of his need to protect his heart. Little does Green know that fate has been preparing him for Melanie Daly all his unnaturally long life.When ghosts from the past resurface, in ways he never dreamt possible, the normally mild-mannered scientist finds himself drawing on his inner beast and rage to assure his mate and their future are protected. But even Green can't fight all of Melanie's battles for her. Some she has no choice but to face on her own. Can their bond stand the test of time?Strategic VulnerabilityBook FourHeld prisoner in remote testing facility in the middle of the Brazilian rainforest, subjected to torture and abuse, Wilson Rousseau has long since given up hope of being rescued. Days blend together until he can't help but long for death. Saved from his isolated hell by a female's distress call, he feels an instant connection to her.Kimberly thought she was taking a trip to South America to study indigenous plant life. She had no idea she was playing into the hands of a mad man whose goal is to create a genetically altered army of super soldiers. When she finds herself locked in a cell with Wilson, a man who would give his life to save hers, there is an instant attraction. But the dark secrets surrounding their imprisonment may change their lives forever. Can they find a way to beat the odds and be together or will the mad man win?

Behind the Gates


Eva Gray - 2011
    Louisa is nervous about being sent away to a boarding school -- but she's excited, too. And she has her best friend, Maddie, to keep her company. The girls have to pretend to be twin sisters, which Louisa thinks just adds to the adventure! Country Manor School isn't all excitement, though. Louisa isn't sure how she feels about her new roommates: athletic but snobby Rosie and everything's-a-conspiracy Evelyn. Even Maddie seems different away from home, quiet and worried all the time. Still, Louisa loves CMS -- the survival skills classes, the fresh air. She doesn't even miss not having a TV, or the internet, or any contact with home. It's for their own safety, after all. Or is it?

Left with the Dead


Stephen Knight - 2011
    The greatest city on Earth, once home to millions of Americans, is now firmly in the grasp of the dead.First Sergeant David Gartrell is cut off and alone in the city, miles away from the nearest military units which might be able to assist. With his ammunition almost depleted, the only thing that stands between him and the stenches are his Special Forces skills, his experience, and his uncompromising desire to avoid being eaten alive!Together with a frightened woman and her young son, Gartrell sets out to accomplish his final objective: find a way to leave the city of the gathering dead, or perish at the hands--and teeth!--of the ravenous horde.LEFT WITH THE DEAD is a 33,000 word novella, about 85 pages of high-octane military thriller.

Zero Tolerance


Jonathan Maberry - 2011
    Dropping back into the world of former Baltimore cop Joe Ledger, the Department of Military Sciences, and flesh-eating zombies, fans of the series will finally see the tying up of a few loose ends.

Fox Five


Zoë Sharp - 2011
    All feature her ex-Special Forces soldier turned self-defence expert and bodyguard, Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox.In A Bridge Too Far, we meet Charlie before she’s become a professional in the world of close protection. When she agrees to hang out with the local Dangerous Sports Club, she has no idea it will soon live up to its name.Postcards From Another Country has Charlie guarding the ultra-rich Dempsey family against attempted assassination – no matter where the danger lies.A finalist for the CWA Short Story Dagger, Served Cold puts another tough woman centre stage – the mysterious Layla, with betrayal in her past and murder in her heart.Off Duty finds Charlie taking time away from close protection after injury. She still finds trouble, even in an out-of-season health spa in the Catskill Mountains.And finally, Truth And Lies puts all Charlie’s skills and ingenuity to the test as she has to single-handedly extract a news team from a rapidly escalating war zone.Also included: Excerpt from KILLER INSTINCT: Charlie Fox book one, Meet Charlie Fox, Meet Zoë Sharp, info on the other books in the Charlie Fox series.

Stormy Weather Baby


Monette Michaels - 2011
    So, when Price Teague's doctor sister, Fiona, calls and says she is in Idaho and needs a ride, Keely takes the opportunity to escape her velvet cage and drive to Grangeville to pick up the woman. She never expected to place her unborn child in danger, but that is exactly what happens when the women find themselves being pursued by mercenaries. Normally, bad guys following her home wouldn't faze Keely, she'd just turn the tables and shoot them. But this time, she is in early labor and doesn't want to mess with them. At least, she has a doctor riding shot gun.

The Night Children


Alexander Gordon Smith - 2011
    In the densely forested mountains of Belgium one of the conflict's most brutal battles is raging. Cut off from the front, a ragtag group of young British and American soldiers finds itself being hunted by a patrol of elite German Special Forces, including a newly commissioned officer called Kreuz—a teenage boy who will grow up to become Warden Cross (the fearsome prison director who will one day rule Furnace Penitentiary, the terrifying underground prison specially built for teen offenders). As both sides fight for their lives in the unforgiving terrain, however, they start to realize that there are worse things hiding in the snow than soldiers. There are creatures out there with gas masks and piggy eyes (ancestors of Furnace prison's "wheezers")—demonic entities that cannot be killed by guns and grenades, monsters who do not care what uniforms their victims are wearing so long as they bleed, and so long as they scream . . .

Legacy


Clifford Riley - 2011
    and the world at large. After spending centuries lurking in the shadows, the Cahill's enemy-the Vespers- are planning an attack, and sending Amy and Dan on a dangerous hunt for the 39 clues might be the only way to stop them.

The Last Dance


XoStardust - 2011
    Celia, a lady knight, minus the 'Lady' if she can help it, is not looking forward to coming of age and attending the High Ball which she thinks is nothing more than a market for single girls. The two have hated each other since childhood, but when the stress gets to John and he does something drastic, Celia's the only one who can help.

We're Not Leaving: 9/11 Responders Tell Their Stories of Courage, Sacrifice, and Renewal


Benjamin J. Luft - 2011
    While the effects of 9/11 on these everyday heroes and heroines are indelible, and in some cases have been devastating, at the heart of their deeply personal stories-their harrowing escapes from the falling Towers, the egregious environment they worked in for months, the alarming health effects they continue to deal with-is their witness to their personal strength and renewal in the ten years since. These stories, shared by ordinary people who responded to disaster and devastation in extraordinary ways, remind us of America's strength and inspire us to recognize and ultimately believe in our shared values of courage, duty, patriotism, self-sacrifice, and devotion, which guide us in dark times.

The Sorceress's Orc


Elaine Corvidae - 2011
    The city has been at war for longer than any of its inhabitants have been alive.Vervain: Mistress of the Magical Sciences, she is dismayed to find herself assigned a bodyguard after divination reveals an ill-defined threat to the university’s teachers. Even worse, the bodyguard is an orc.Riyu: Vervain’s orc bodyguard is determined to save her life—if she’ll let him.Brighthand: When this sinister figure attacks the university and kidnaps Vervain’s partner, it’s up to Vervain and Riyu to get him back...or die in the attempt.You don’t have to be a 20-something babe to save the world.

The Filipino Heroes League: Sticks and Stones


Paolo Fabregas - 2011
    Undermanned and under-funded, the Filipino Heroes League does what it can to fight against injustice.It's tough being a superhero but its even tougher being a third-world superhero.

Jump


Terra Little - 2011
    Told from the point of view of a woman who has just shot her grandmother, this harrowing tale challenges those brave enough to step inside her world to answer one burning question: What would you have done?

Becoming NADIA (NADIA Project, #1)


Cyrus Keith - 2011
    But from the moment she meets FBI agent Jon Daniels, all hell breaks loose. Friends turn into deadly enemies overnight, and no one can be truly trusted.When Jon and Nadia investigate further, they discover the living terror that is the truth behind Nadia's existence, a truth that could mean the death of millions.

Nicki Sosebee Foursome


Jade C. Jamison - 2011
    If you liked Jade C. Jamison's Tangled Web, you'll love the Nicki Sosebee series.Got the Life: Nicki Sosebee has been working low-paying jobs ever since she finished school, but now that she’s older, she wants more. She’s a novice reporter trying to learn the ropes. Just as she’s getting her career goals on track, though, her love life gets worse and worse. Sure, she has no problems picking up good-looking guys for brief flings, but relationships? Out of the question. Maybe it’s because Sean, her gorgeous best friend, just can’t see her as more than a buddy. So when Sean encourages her as she pursues her first headline-producing story, Nicki realizes that her life’s pretty sweet…if only she can live long enough to see tomorrow’s front page.Dead: Nicki’s love life might suck, but her sex life is great. The only way both could be spectacular would be if her best friend Sean would look at her as more than just a friend. Nicki knows she’s stuck in the friend zone, so she focuses her energies on her job. She’s becoming a better reporter every day, so when her editor asks her to interview a local politician, Nicki is thrilled. But when the politician’s secretary ends up dead, it’s anybody’s guess as to who did it. Nicki has a few ideas, though, and finds herself in deep trouble as she pokes her nose where she thinks it belongs.No Place to Hide: The Winchester Tribune publishes an article warning the women of Winchester that there is a sexual predator on the loose in the streets of the town they once thought was safe. Danger doesn’t stop Nicki, though, and it’s not till it’s too late that she discovers the criminal in the place she least suspects. And there’s no one who can save her this time. Meanwhile, she decides that her new love interest Jesse might be worth more of her time...but he’s not making it easy.Right Now: Nicki is becoming a better reporter, so much so that her boss Neal leans on her more and more to get the good stuff. So when a rash of robberies hits the downtown Winchester area, Nicki is reporting the damage...and probably getting a little too close for the bad guys’ comfort. As if that weren’t enough, Nicki finds herself in a full-fledged love triangle between Jesse and Sean...and she can’t bear to choose between them.Discover what other Jade C. Jamison fans have been buzzing about!Warning: Not for the faint of heart! This book contains explicit sex and naughty language. Proceed with caution...if you dare.

The Henchmen's Book Club


Danny King - 2011
    He guards bunkers, patrols perimeters and stands around in a boiler suit waiting to get knocked out by Ninjas. This is his job. He’s worked for some of the most notorious super villains the world has ever known – Doctor Thalassocrat, Victor Soliman, Polonius Crump; Mark was with each of them when they met their makers at the hands of British Secret Service super-spy, Jack Tempest and lived to tell the tale – if not pay the bills. Still for every hour under gunfire there are weeks if not months of sitting around on monorails so Jones starts a book club with his fellow henchmen to help pass the time. It was only meant to be a bit of fun. It was never meant to save the world.

Cold River Rising


Enes Smith - 2011
    About Cold River Rising - If you love thrillers, don't miss this action-filled journey on a modern day Indian reservation, with scenes in South America, the U.S. Senate, and the White House. Thriller and crime writer Ann Rule said, "Smith is a writer on his way straight up." While on spring break from college, Native American Tara Eagle is kidnapped in Peru. With no help from the Unites States government, Tara and her college friends, Indian kids from tribes around the country, struggle to stay alive. On the Cold River Indian Reservation in Oregon, the new Siyapu (white man) police chief, Martin Andrews, is struggling to understand the people and the culture he has been thrust into. Tara's grandfather, Tribal Council Chairman Bluefeathers, asks Martin to lead a group to Peru and rescue his granddaughter. Bluefeathers flies to Washington, D.C. and gives an impassioned speech to a senate subcommittee. He said, "You see some of us as a weak people . . . but before your numbers and your diseases and your promises overwhelmed us . . . we were warriors. Watch us. We are warriors once again. We are the people." Martin and a group of Indians fly to Peru on a perilous journey in an attempt to rescue the students. In Peru, Tara, who has adopted the white ways in college, realizes that she must remember the traditional ways her grandmother taught her, in order to survive. As forces converge on the reservation to take it over, Bluefeathers gives the order to blow the bridges, isolating the reservation. They are a people under siege as the struggle in South America continues. The Cold River Indian Reservation is joined by other Indian tribes in a show of force and solidarity. Cold River Rising - and story of courage, redemption, sacrifice, death, honor, and of a people coming together. Cold River Rising has been a #1 Amazon best seller in two categories, and has over 280 five star reviews. Author Enes Smith has been a panelist with Michael Connelly at The Bouchercon, the World Mystery Writers Conference. He has been a homicide detective, a SWAT commander, and on two different occasions, a tribal police chief. His first novel, Fatal Flowers, was published worldwide by Putnam/Berkley.

Black Bead


J.D. Lakey - 2011
    Leaving behind the polluted and corrupt world in which they lived, they colonized a new home far from the eyes of the galactic empire. Shielded from the rest of the galaxy by the dangerous beasts that inhabit their lush, forested world, the village lives a simple life under their Home Dome. But their goal was more than just to live in peace - they wanted to create the perfect human who could bring peace to the galaxy. Rather than merely cloning themselves, they began to manipulate genes in order to create a race of mutants with enhanced telepathic powers. Under the direction of the ruling coven, each child of the Windfall Dome is tested at a young age to asses their abilities - a test which is can plot the course for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, Cheobawn - the daughter of the ruling First Mother to the dome - is marked with the Black Bead on her Choosing Day, a symbol of bad luck and shame. It seems the child the village had placed so much hope in would not be the future ruler they had hoped for. Yet there is something powerful about her that the elders don't understand. Finally of age, Cheobawn is chosen to join a pack to act as the psychic Ear on a foraging mission outside the dome. She knows this is her chance to prove herself. But something sinister stalks them and each member of the pack must draw on their unique strengths and a lifetime of training if they want to survive to see another day. In her visionary new series, The Black Bead Chronicles, author J.D. Lakey invites you to journey along with Cheobawn, Megan, Tam, Connor, and Alain as they use their wits and their Luck to unravel the mysteries of the deceptively bucolic life beneath the dome in this coming of age metaphysical science fiction adventure.

Write The Fight Right


Alan Baxter - 2011
    Baxter's experience from decades as a career martial artist make this book a valuable resource for writers who want to understand what fighting is all about - what it really feels like and what does and doesn't work - and how to factor those things into their writing to make their fight scenes visceral, realistic page turners. Baxter won't tell you how to write, but he will tell you what makes a great fight scene.

Stolen


Catherine Stovall - 2011
    Unfortunately, this time the girls may be joined at the hip in a far more horrible way: by death. The girls are kidnapped and held captive by Belle and Matteo, two vampires with a plan. Belle, a sociopath in life and death, is searching for an heir to her reign as the only vampire to hold the secret to surviving the sun. Matteo is a lost soul who would give anything to be loved and to see the light of day. As the four characters' worlds collide, blood is spilled, lives are lost, and rules are broken. Disappointment in love and life bring out the worst in humans but, with vampires, it leads to a chilling tale of romance and terror.

Articles on Novels by C. S. Lewis, Including: The Chronicles of Narnia, the Magician's Nephew, Prince Caspian, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the Last Battle, the Horse and His Boy, the Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the Silver Chair


Hephaestus Books - 2011
    Lewis.It consists entirely of reprints of readily available free online articles about the novels of C.S. Lewis, copied from sites such as Wikipedia.Hephaestus Books represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Hephaestus Books continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. This particular book contains chapters focused on Novels by C. S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia books, and Space Trilogy books.

Trigger Time


Mick Flynn - 2011
    There is no way out but through ambush country. In any case, the British have no intention of running: they have promised the local population that they are here to stay. But every day the attacks on their position become more daring.

The Alexandria Project


Andrew Updegrove - 2011
    Only by defeating the Alexandria Project can he clear himself. "THE ALEXANDRIA PROJECT is fiction that cuts close to the bone. But where George Orwell envisioned 1984 from the safety of thirty-five years out, the future that Updegrove describes may already be upon us. That's what makes it dangerous, and that's what makes THE ALEXANDRIA PROJECT an important as well as riveting read." - Dan Geer, CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER, In-Q-Tel

Nike's Wings


Valerie Douglas - 2011
    Until she walked away.All Nike wanted was to be 'real' again, whatever real was...Ty Connor, ex-CIA, has just been named to head a new branch of Homeland Security, a fast-response group called the NIO.Now Nike has a chance at redemption, and more... If she dares to take it.

The Edge: A Folly Beach Mystery


Bill Noel - 2011
    After Chris Landrum survives the first hurricane to hit Folly Beach, South Carolina, during this century, he breathes what he is about to discover to be an overly optimistic sigh of relief. When the body of his acquaintance Lester Patterson is discovered— with an arrow plunged straight through his heart—Chris’s formerly peaceful retirement on the tiny barrier island suddenly goes from bad to worse. With the help of his remaining quirky acquaintances, Chris launches a relentless mission to stop an imperfect murderer who has already made one critical error in judgment. A weird boardinghouse and a country music bar are all that connect the victims—and now it is up to Chris to determine which one of his misfit friends is the killer and which one is vulnerable enough to be the next victim. Is it Country Cal, a washed-up musician; Harley McLowry, whose name matches his ’99 Road King Classic; or songstress Heather Lee, whose friends think a half-dead hog carries a better tune than her? When Chris discovers the police chief is bent on running him off the island, he soon realizes there will be no shortage of roadblocks to finding a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing.

The Camera Guy


Richard Goodship - 2011
    His ability to see the spirits of the victims at his crime scenes gave him an edge, but it kept him isolated from his fellow Officers and gave him the reputation of being a 'Nutbar' on the force.Bill could live with this. He could even live with the family of ghosts that haunted his apartment, the loss of his friends and religion and the estrangement of his daughter, Eryn.What Bill couldn't live with was the Demon that came to town hungry for those spirits.And his own.

How Angels Die


David-Michael Harding - 2011
    How Angels Die, the epic work of historical fiction by author David-Michael Harding, delivers a highly inventive and uncommon take on the French Resistance that is certain to appeal to anyone who relishes a blood-pumping drama, which also sheds searing new light on the astounding bravery, profound passion, and razor-sharp cunning of the fairer sex during the most trying times. In four fateful days, two remarkable sisters, Monique and Claire McCleash, battle the German occupation of their coastal French town in the early days of June 1944. While their mission is the same, their methods of upending the occupation are irreconcilably at odds. The strikingly beautiful Monique puts her body and wit to work for the Resistance by dating and sleeping with German officers; her younger sister Claire elects instead to serve as an active combat guerilla fighter for the cause. Brimming with high drama that is punctuated by family humor, How Angels Die lifts the veil on a lesser-known side of the French Resistance. Through the prism of two intrepid women, the novel illuminates how these women employ their formidable assets and fierce love of country to face down a vicious enemy. With page-turning action, unstoppable passion, and historical accuracy, this heart-racing novel is a must-read for sisters, history buffs, and action enthusiasts alike.

Castigo Cay


Matthew Bracken - 2011
    He returned home from military service in the Middle East and gave college a try, but his combat experiences prevented him from fitting into campus life. In a South Florida boatyard, his uncle was attempting to refurbish an old cargo schooner, and Dan left college to help him finish the flagging project. After two years of work but before the sixty-foot boat was relaunched, his uncle fell from a scaffold and died. While still in his twenties, Dan inherited the schooner Rebel Yell. Soon after, he left the United States to embark on a series of voyages, mostly in pursuit of beautiful women and good times. While he was away from America, new federal taxes were imposed on luxury property, including privately owned yachts. Dan cannot pay these or other new taxes, so he can’t return to the States without risking confiscation of his schooner. Instead he must always fly under official radar and earn a living by his wits while staying one step ahead of the IRS and other government agencies. He must navigate the reefs of government control while always searching for a way to make money without the permission of the local authorities. This usually requires some type of shady dealing, subterfuge, and stealing from thieves as Dan moves from port to port. A shifting cast of crew members inhabits Rebel Yell, but the novel is about Dan Kilmer and his quest to live as a free man in an increasingly unfree world.

Devastation


Shandy L. Kurth - 2011
    In the aftermath, American civilians are left to run, hide, die or fight, pushing through all weakness in their effort to stay alive. Fighting against all odds, seventeen year old Fallon and twelve year old Emery struggle through a nightmare they can't wake from in order to save their younger siblings. Collecting others along the way, and enduring obstacles unfathomable in their innocence, the kids trek cross country to reach The Safe Zone, a fortified area rumored to be set up in the south. Fallon and his friends aren't even sure there is a Safe Zone though. They could be running for nothing. Never remaining in one place for too long in their attempt to avoid bombings and capture, the kids fight against attack, the elements, sickness and their overwhelming sense of desperation, pushing each other to the limit as they struggle to survive this land of devastation.

Tenjo Tenge, Vol. 3


Oh! Great - 2011
    Welcome to Todo High, where the only rule is: get strong or get schooled.Mitsuomi and Maya are now rivals, but once they were close friends. Their lives were changed forever because of one person: Shin Natsume, Maya’s older brother and Mitsuomi’s mentor. Inheritor of the Dragon Eyes and leader of the Supreme Warrior Faction, the charismatic Shin also bears dark and terrible secrets. Struggling under the burden of the immense power he possesses, and manipulated by those who seek to use that power, Shin begins to lose control. Maya and Mitsuomi each have their own ideas for how to deal with his increasingly erratic behavior, but it’s up to Bunshichi to really beat some sense into him!

Semper Audacia


M. Pax - 2011
    Military. The end of two worlds. Novelette. 13,200 words. Alone. Leda is the last living member of the brigade, the sole defender of her world. War took everyone she knew, leaving her in the company of memories and ghosts. Or is it madness? The siren blares. The enemy is coming. Or is it? The approaching vessel isn't a friendly design, but it answers with the correct code. Leda must figure out whether the arrival is reinforcements or the final assault. In an aging flyer, she ventures out to meet her world's fate, the final stand. A little taste of military space opera.

Tenjo Tenge, Vol. 4


Oh! Great - 2011
    Knuckle-busting brawls, badass babes, and the toughest student body ever to mix it up under one roof. Welcome to Todo High, where the only rule is: get strong or get schooled.Mitsuomi and Maya team up to fight in the Imperial Martial Arts Tournament, an all-out series of bloody battles to determine the strongest fighter in Todo Academy. The tournament is held by Mitsuomi’s father, the patriarch of the Takayanagi family, with the secret intent of awakening the “True Warrior” and bringing that power under his control. He’s pinned his hopes on Shin, but his machinations backfire when Shin fi nally plunges into madness, unleashing his terrifying destructive force. Mitsuomi steps forward to stop him, and an epic confrontation between the two friends begins.

PRINCESS KANDAKE: Warrior by Choice...Appointed to Rule


Stephanie Jefferson - 2011
    At 14, Kandake knows exactly what she chooses...Prime Warrior of Nubia. But her grandmother has said that she will follow her father on the throne.Refusing to abandon her warrior dreams, she continues to train. When her brother is kidnapped, Kandake learns she must be both queen and warrior to win his release!

The Laura Cardinal Novels


J. Carson Black - 2011
    Carson Black's remarkable Arizona DPS investigator, Laura Cardinal, a New York Times and USA Today best seller. Laura Cardinal: Packs a SIG Sauer P226 9mm. Investigates homicides in small towns that have limited resources. Brings justice to murder victims--and to their killers. Laura’s job description: Criminal Investigator with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. But maybe it should just say “Troubleshooter.” DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN, Book 1“A superb debut…Welcome to a strong new voice in American Crime Fiction”—T. Jefferson Parker, author of THE BORDER LORDSUsed to be kids played outdoors until time for dinner, now social media’s the new game in town. These days, they play on their smartphones. But with more freedom comes greater danger. Mobile devices and computers are a conduit into a child’s life, not just for friends but for those who intend harm. This is the message of J. Carson Black’s Daphne du Maurier Award-nominated thriller, DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN.When Laura investigates the murder of a fourteen-year-old girl left in a town’s park band shell, she knows immediately what she’s up against: a cunning sexual predator. But why is she plagued by the abduction of a schoolmate eighteen years earlier?In a runaway case that propels Laura from a lavish Tucson estate to the secretive heart of a north Florida town, she must confront the ghosts of her own past. Then another child goes missing—and Laura must race the clock to find her.“A dark, brilliantly-plotted police procedural.”—Midwest Book ReviewDARK SIDE OF THE MOON, Book 2When a young couple on their honeymoon is found shot to death in a campground in Williams, Arizona, the consequences go far beyond a simple murder investigation. As the investigation unfolds, Laura uncovers a chilling portrait of the dark side of love. And when she learns of one victim’s ties to an underground organization called the Earth Warriors, she is plunged into a high-stakes conspiracy played out against the unforgiving backdrop of the Mojave Desert—where there are no second chances."Dark Side of the Moon takes you on a perilous descent into a shadowy underworld where light cannot reach, trust can be fatal, and the deepest truth is only another lie. Once again J. Carson Black delivers a harrowing nonstop thrill ride that will eclipse every other suspense novel you read this year!”—New York Times bestselling author Michael Prescott“Black never lets up the pace for an instant.”—SF SiteTHE DEVIL’S HOUR, Book 3“J. Carson Black's THE DEVIL'S HOUR is a superior mystery novel in all respects. Fine prose, terrific suspense, believable characters, and one of the most unexpected and satisfying conclusions I've read in a long time. Highly recommended."—John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of DAMAGEIn 1997, the disappearance of three young girls rocked the city of Tucson, Arizona. Eleven years later, one of those girls—Micaela Brashear—comes home, alive.Detective Laura Cardinal worked homicide for Arizona DPS, but now she's been moved to the Open-Unsolved Unit. With a new job and a new partner who questions her every move, Laura pieces together Micaela's fragmented memories in the hope she will learn the whereabouts of the other two children.When a man walking his dog finds the bones of a child in a shallow grave on the mountain above town, it becomes clear to Laura that Micaela was the lucky one.

Dark Soul Vol. 3


Aleksandr Voinov - 2011
    Franco Spadaro has just been released from the French Foreign Legion and is catching up with his little brother. In the middle of a war, a skilled sniper comes in right on time – but two Spadaros might be more than Stefano can handle.

Hard Candy


Amaleka McCall - 2011
    Rock's a reclusive hitman and "cleaner" who's been in service to Candy's father for years. He takes her in, and together they vow to avenge the murders. When she turns eighteen, her plans go into effect as she knocks off all her father's enemies, one by one, going up against some of the most dangerous killers in the game. But has she put her trust in the right hands? Or is she destined to face the same grisly fate as the rest of her family?

Frank and The Werewolf Tamer


Tracey H. Kitts - 2011
    Turns out, people aren’t clamoring to work with the undead. She goes to the massive theme park, Notte Oscura, as a last resort. What Katherine doesn’t realize is, there’s a lot more waiting for her than just a job.

His Lovely Ward


Greenwriter - 2011
    She hates it when her dress gets ruined after getting kidnapped. But she just have to. And she has to deal with Henry Bell, the man who calls himself her guardian and keeps too many secrets. What will the lovely Angelica Dalton do? Will she run, fight...or fall in love? Or maybe the last part is for Henry. Will he find his lovely ward worth loving at all?

Bypass Gemini


Joseph R. Lallo - 2011
    Reduced to making freelance deliveries, he thinks his life can't get any worse. That's when a package manages to get him mixed up with mobsters, a megacorp, and a mad scientist. Now his life depends on learning what their plans are, and how he can stop them.

Bury Me Deep


Roy Glenn - 2011
    When Congressman Martin Marshall tells him about a ethanol venture in Cuba with a group of Chinese businessman, Black agrees. But he still has his hands in doing business the old ways. So when an opportunity to expand his gambling interests in the Bahamas he can’t resist. Black takes CeCe and his bodyguard, Kevon on a trip to Nassau. His intention while there is to buy a condo and expand their gambling and extortion operations. Expecting him to be in Freeport, Martin had set up a meeting the next day with the Chinese. When things don’t go their way, Black is shot and left for dead

Jaden Baker


Courtney Kirchoff - 2011
    And for a while there, things were looking up. Adopted by an upper-middle class couple of suburbia, Jaden believed he'd finally gotten that second chance everyone raves about. It came with potato salad.But something happened. Something always happens. The life he'd been living took a dark twist, taking him on a journey that exposed him to evil, and the power it wields.For those receiving it, patience is a deadly virtue.

Dangerous


Lorrie Farrelly - 2011
    His battered soul cries out for peace and quiet and merciful boredom. Instead - during his very first day in the new town - he fires a gun, delivers an unusual baby, and hauls a passionate young woman into his embrace for a kiss of pure, scorching hunger. Shaken, he's left stunned, perplexed, extremely hot and bothered - but not one bit bored. Despite her training as a school guidance counselor, Meredith Hayden secretly admits that people - especially men - baffle her. Confused and embarrassed by her reckless abandon in the arms of dangerous-looking Cam Starrett, she resolves to keep him at a distance, tempting and torturing them both all the more. But when they uncover an escalating pattern of bigotry and violence that threatens the lives of everyone in the community, Cam and Merry face an ordeal that will test not only the limits of their courage and trust, but also the true depth of their passion.

Magical Knowledge Book II - The Initiate


Josephine McCarthy - 2011
    This second book in a series of three, guides and advises, informs and introduces the serious magician to rarely discussed areas of visionary an... Full description

Servant of the Law


Dusty Richards - 2011
    From New Mexico to Indian Territory, Budd became one of a rootless army of half-crazed, half-drunk killers for hire--building an ugly legend as the Coyote Kid. Honest men paid the Kid to rid themselves of rustlers. Along the way, the innocent died, too.Now former Apache campaigner Major Gerald Bowen is bringing law to the land, hiring a few good frontier marshals and putting them on the bloody trail of the territory's worst outlaws. John wesley Michaels is one of those lawmen--and the Coyote Kid is his quarry. But when Michaels gets to Arizona, he finds out he won't be working alone. A stubborn woman insists on riding Michaels' side. Because she's met the Coyote Kid face-to-face--and she wants to be the one to gun him down...

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, Vol. 1


Masahiro Hikokubo - 2011
    Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T Yusei Fudo, Turbo Duelist!! A high-speed Turbo Duel through the streets of Satellite brings Yusei Fudo and his friend Sect face-to-face with an urban legend incarnate! Will Yusei lose Sect to the Skeleton Knight? And what sinister plans does Jack Atlas, master of New Domino City, have in store for Yusei?

Captain America Omnibus, Vol. 1


Stan Lee - 2011
    and Sharon Carter!Collecting: Captain America 114-148

Blood Legacy: Origin of Species


Kerri Hawkins - 2011
    Although her power has increased exponentially, she has little control over her new abilities. Worse, as memories of the origins of the Old Ones surface, her own memory begins to suffer. Those closest to Ryan watch her internal battle with growing unease as she herself wonders if she has become a threat to all that she loves. When she begins seeing creatures that no one else sees, she does not know if her guilt is manifesting as illusion, or if she is simply losing her mind. Dr. Susan Ryerson monitors her friend's increasing instability. She is not certain if Ryan has been sickened by blood contact with the parent species, or if this is simply the aftermath of Ryan's torture and captivity. But it was a blood mutation that created Ryan and her Kind, giving rise to the myth of the vampire, and now Susan wonders if a second transition is occurring, if in fact Ryan is undergoing a second Change. Which brings to her mind a most terrifying question...into what? Book #4 in the Blood Legacy series.

G.I. Joe: Cobra, Vol. 4


Antonio Fuso - 2011
    JOE agent that managed to infiltrate Cobra only to suffer at the hands of the sinister organization, was last seen in the custody of none other than Cobra Commander! But is he a prisoner... or an honored guest? Can the man whose life was ruined by pretending to join Cobra have finally given in? Mike Costa, Christos N. Gage, and Antonio Fuso finally bring Chuckle's story to a close in G.I. JOE: Cobra, Vol. 4, and not everyone is getting out alive. This is the G.I. JOE book that defines the future for IDW's G.I. JOE series. Don't miss it!Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 6/21/2011 Pages: 104

The Last to Fall


Glynn James - 2011
    In 1926 Joseph Dean was just getting ready to hang himself when the man named Joshua stepped into his cafe and changed his life.He made Joe an offer - one that would mean travelling through the door to another world to find something that had been lost for nearly two hundred years.Joe would discover a lot more than that in the years that followed.The Last to Fall is a short novel, and the first in a series following Joseph Dean's travels.