County Mayo, Ireland, 1947. In the worst winter in living memory, Ruby Flynn is rescued from the tiny cottage on the Atlantic coast where her family has perished. She is one of the storm orphans, taken in by nuns to be educated for a life in service. Now she must find her own way in the outside world. The FitzDeane family have a thriving shipping business in Liverpool and they also own beautiful Ballyford Castle in Mayo. When Ruby is appointed as their nursery maid, a dangerous attraction to the young Lord FitzDeane begins to grow. Soon the tragedies and secrets that link her family to his will threaten to overwhelm them. The darkest sins cast the longest shadows.
Full of rich dialogue, Cormac McCarthy's insightful and philosophical play, The Sunset Limited, probes the deepest questions of human existence. A startling encounter on a New York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made. In that small apartment, 'Black' and 'White', as the two men are known, begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history - mining the origins of two diametrically opposing world views, they begin a dialectic redolent of the best of Beckett. White is a professor whose seemingly enviable existence of relative ease has left him nonetheless in despair. Black, an ex-con and ex-addict, is the more hopeful of the men - though he is just as desperate to convince White of the power of faith as White is to deny it. Their aim is no less than this: to discover the meaning of life. Deft, spare, and full of artful tension, The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy is a beautifully crafted, consistently thought-provoking, and deeply intimate work by one of the most insightful writers of our time.
NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers Book 2 of 4 in the YA Dystopian APOCALYPSIS Series, suitable for older teens and adults. WARPAINT. My name’s Bryn Mathis. I’m seventeen years old, and I live in Kahayatle, otherwise known as The Everglades. I’m here with my three best friends and a tribe of Native American teens, because my dad died almost a year ago, along with all the other adults in the world. We’re creating a whole new world for ourselves, but this world has problems. The biggest threat to our survival is not starvation anymore … it’s the gang of kids who lives nearby that has become more vicious than anyone could have imagined possible. The soulless demons have gone too far, and it’s time for us to rise up and do what needs to be done to set things right. Alone, it might have been impossible; but now I’ve got friends. I’m worried, though, that I won’t be able to get them ready to fight in time, and that we’re taking on more of a challenge than we can handle right now. And I have no idea what might be waiting for us when we arrive on their front doorstep. Content Warning: Mild violence and some foul language. Meant for older Young Adult readers (age 15+). This book is in the Dark Science Fiction / Horror / Post-Apocalyptic genres, featuring teen characters only. APOCALYPSIS SERIES READING ORDER Apocalypsis: Book 1 (Kahayatle) **Special introductory ebook price** Apocalypsis: Book 2 (Warpaint) Apocalypsis: Book 3 (Exodus) Apocalypsis: Book 4 (Haven) HERE’S WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT APOCALYPSIS: BOOK 2 (WARPAINT): “No surprise there… Elle knocks it out of the park with Warpaint. Can't say enough about the amazing world created in Apocalypsis by Elle Casey. Warpaint is even better than the first in the series! The characters are not only believable, but raw and real. Their struggles make you grab onto them that much tighter, and never want to let go. Apocalypsis is a great read full of suspense and horror, that still manages to leave you grasping at a sense of hope for the future...great job Elle...yet again!” ~ Aria Michaels, Amazon reviewer “Great series! Couldn't put these books down! Great story line, very suspenseful and emotional. Loved every minute of every book in this series!”~ Jen P, Amazon reviewer “Just go ahead and save yourself the time and get book 3 when you get book 2 because after you finish this you will be dying to get the next book. Book 2 was just as good as the first! This is the kind of series that makes you want to lock yourself up in a room without any interruptions just so you can read this book!” ~ Elizabeth, Goodreads reviewer “Again another 5 star rating for this series.. I just can't help myself, I'm addicted. I think the main characters are smart, likeable, and the story flows so well that you’re not even aware how much time has passed in the real world. I found myself staying up all night not able to put this down until it was done, and it's been a few months since I've felt that way.” ~ Alisha, Goodreads reviewer This series is dedicated to the amazing, wonderful Native Americans who populate our nation, continuing their traditions and reminding the rest of us that sometimes, progress isn’t always the best thing for our people. I invite you to learn more about the Miccosukee tribe, their history, culture, and lifestyle by visiting this website: http://www.miccosukee.com/indian-village/
Jane Eyre meets Twilight in Dark Companion, a lush and romantic YA gothic tale about an orphaned girl who attends an exclusive private school and finds herself torn between the headmistress's two sons. Orphaned at the age of six, Jane Williams has grown up in a series of foster homes, learning to survive in the shadows of life. Through hard work and determination, she manages to win a scholarship to the exclusive Birch Grove Academy. There, for the first time, Jane finds herself accepted by a group of friends. She even starts tutoring the headmistress's gorgeous son, Lucien. Things seem too good to be true. They are. The more she learns about Birch Grove's recent past, the more Jane comes to suspect that there is something sinister going on. Why did the wife of a popular teacher kill herself? What happened to the former scholarship student, whose place Jane took? Why does Lucien's brother, Jack, seem to dislike her so much? As Jane begins to piece together the answers to the puzzle, she must find out why she was brought to Birch Grove—and what she would risk to stay there.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The Guest List For the first time ever, Abby Mitchell feels that the world is her Oyster. Her first book has found a publisher, a daring new surgery promises to take away the birthmark that mars her lovely face; and there's a new man in her life, a man who sees beyond her flaw. . .into her heart. Best of all, though, is that Abby has been reunited with her sister Mallory. Separated as girls after their parents died in a double tragedy, Abby always dreamed that, one day, they would be together again. But while two loving sisters make up for lost time, danger hides in the shadows. Now, Abby and Mallory have planned a sumptuous party--unaware that their gathering will include and uninvited guest who will do anything to keep the past hidden. . .
Dion Ugalde, village doctor, husband, and father, has come to believe that his son Mauro has joined the Fifth Assembly—a Spanish terrorist organization dedicated to bringing down the government by force. In anguish and desperation he reveals to his son a secret he ahs kept for twenty-five years—a secret of his own bloody youth and of blood crimes committed in the name of truth and liberty. The Bird in Last Year’s Nest is a tense involving novel of Spain in the Seventies. It is the story of Dion Ugalde, his wife Maria, and his son Mauro—of Colonel Basa the Chief of the Civil Guard who is at once Ugalde’s friend and the man he fears most in the world. It is a story of driving pace and tension whose characters will linger in the reader’s mind. And on another level it is a novel of the long-term effects of all attempts to change society by violent means.
One good track could change everything. Just one good track and Rob Lynch can finally quit his suburban teaching job and get his band, the Terrors, once Dublin's next big thing, the fame and recognition they dream of. But it's not happening - they need a new sound. When Rob discovers the unique gifts of one of his students, John 'Kembo' Pereira, a troubled African teenager with a particular talent for creating beats, he sees an opportunity that might just keep his musical ambitions alive. As Rob and John's relationship develops, however, a series of disturbing events unfold that will rock both their lives to the core. And when the Terrors start to crumble, Rob finds out just how far he is willing to go, and what he is willing to lose, in order to keep his dream alive. Powerfully capturing the energy, wit and pathos of a changed Dublin society, Beatsploitation gives voice to a cynical, disillusioned generation, caught between the tired values of the old and the uncertainty of the new. An assured, arresting debut by a commanding new talent.
Who doesn't want a little sweet talk? Leif Lively is the hottest thing to happen to Magnolia Bend. But single mother Abigail Orgeron figures he's another heartbreaker and does her best to ignore the steamy glances he tosses her way. When he speaks, though, her resistance crumbles! His sweet words, humor and laid-back ways captivate buttoned-up Abigail. For once, losing control feels so good, and this no-strings arrangement is getting serious. What will she do when Leif solves the family mystery that brought him to town and decides to leave? Because she's learning that the biggest love means taking the biggest risk…