A 28-year-old recluse with a unique allergy to physical contact with other people is forced to reenter the world after her mother's death, finding friendship with a 10-year-old troubled boy and love with his adoptive father.
A sizzling fan-favorite from USA TODAY bestselling author Victoria Dahl, previously published in 2012. Grace Barrett never expected to find herself living with her aunt in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She figures she'll spend a little time in the sticks to figure out her life, and then move somewhere exciting to live out her dreams. But she wasn't counting on meeting Cole Rawlins. Cole is a rugged Wyoming cowboy born and bred. Yet he can't help but be drawn to the fascinating big-city girl who moves in across from him. But as they discover a sizzling attraction, it becomes harder for him to keep his demons at bay—and those fires from long ago may burn them both. They'll need more than scorching-hot passion to make this opposites-attract affair work. But if they can learn to trust one another enough to reveal their secrets, they just might have a chance at forever. Originally published in 2012.
CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH . . . He’s their secret admirer, wooing them with phone calls, love letters, and special gifts. From a distance, he admires them. Desires them. Despises them. And when he gets close enough, he kills them all. CLOSE ENOUGH TO KISS . . . Adams County, Alabama, is a small, friendly place where everyone knows each other—but not well enough, it seems, because Sheriff Bernie Granger has a serial killer on her hands, a total psycho who first romances, then stalks, kidnaps, and kills his victims. It’s Bernie’s first big case, a chance for her to prove herself to her new partner, Memphis police detective Jim Norton, but it won’t be easy. This killer is uncannily smart. It’s as if he knows what Bernie is thinking. And his next move is more than shocking—it’s chillingly personal. . . . CLOSE ENOUGH TO KILL. A terrifying game is underway. A desperate hunt has begun. Bernie is determined to stop a twisted serial killer at all costs. But is she getting nearer to catching him—or being drawn ever deeper into his deadly web?
Single dad to her rescue! Dr. Alexandra Hudson's homecoming is bittersweet. She's still scarred by her family's rejection, and it's a comfort to find her childhood friend Will Kent. Except she's overwhelmed by her attraction to the handsome widower—feelings she never expected to have again! Will is shocked that the gorgeous new cardiologist is the girl from next door. He's also shocked by his desire to keep her safe in his arms! But now he has a toddler to protect, too. He'll gladly offer Alex a whole new life…if she'll risk being part of a brand-new family!
With their park view and old-fashioned detail, the Victorian houses on San Francisco's Steiner Street were highly valuable. But with their wooden construction, they were also highly vulnerable. So when Paul Hanover's multimillion-dollar home went up in flames, it was all over very quickly. And when the bodies of Hanover and his girlfriend were found in the charred debris, it appeared that the end came even more quickly for them-judging from the bullet holes in their heads. But this isn't just any double homicide. Hanover was a friend-and donor-to the mayor, who wants answers. And in trying to provide them, Abe Glitsky and Dismas Hardy will face an old lover and an old enemy-and follow a trail of evidence that stretches far beyond their usual jurisdiction.
In Journey to the End of Islam, Michael Muhammad Knight — whose work has led to him being hailed as both the Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson of American Islam — wanders through Muslim countries, navigating between conflicting visions of his religion. Visiting holy sites in Pakistan, Syria, Egypt, and Ethiopia, Knight engages both the puritanical Islam promoted by Saudi globalization and the heretical strands of popular folk Islam: shrines, magic, music, and drugs. The conflict of “global” and “local” Islam speaks to Knight’s own experience approaching the Islamic world as a uniquely American Muslim with his own sources: the modern mythologies of the Nation of Islam and Five Percenters, as well as the arguments of Progressive Muslim thinkers for feminism and reform. Knight’s travels conclude at Islam’s spiritual center, the holy city of Mecca, where he performs the hajj required of every Muslim. During the rites of pilgrimage, he watches as all variations of Islam converge in one place, under the supervision of Saudi Arabia’s religious police. What results is a struggle to separate the spiritual from the political, Knight searching for a personal relationship to Islam in the context of how it's defined by the external world.
Mourning the loss of his wife, a man escapes to the refuge of the remote north. There he finds temporary peace. However, confusion sets in when he befriends an aboriginal and subsequently learns of a dark force in the forest. Tormented by a craving for vengeance, Brian Briteman enters the werewolf alliance. In time, he becomes a werewolf and wreaks havoc on those responsible for the death of his wife. Unexpectedly, he falls in love for the second time with one of the local residents. Then, life becomes very complicated and hard choices have to be made. Every choice has a consequence. Unanticipated twists and turns emerge. Brian struggles to escape from the mire that he finds himself in. But, the embedded powers are reluctant to release their grip.
Together for the first time in one volume, two fan-favorite romance stories from USA Today bestselling author Katherine Garbera and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Bevarly! Master of Fortune If Henry Devonshire wants to inherit his dying father's empire, he has to make Everest Records a huge success. And the one person who can help him, Astrid Taylor, is also the only woman he desires. Mixing business with pleasure is never wise, but this time, it could literally cost Henry a fortune. The Temptation of Rory Monahan Professor Rory Monahan has no explanation for his new reaction to librarian Miriam Thornbury. Something is suddenly different about her. He's never noticed that her legs are so long…or her lips quite so full. Why, it's as if the sultry but sensible Miss Thornbury is trying to seduce him! Well, two can play at this game.
"Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances."—Entertainment Weekly (Grade A) The Passage meets Ender's Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey. After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother--or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. "Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."—Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review "A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . . should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires."—USAToday.com
A new adult novel from Michael Scott and Colette Freedman... The Hallows. Ancient artifacts imbued with a primal and deadly power. But are they protectors of this world, or the keys to its destruction? A gruesome murder in London reveals a sinister plot to uncover a two-thousand-year-old secret. For decades, the Keepers guarded these Hallows, keeping them safe and hidden and apart from each other. But now the Keepers are being brutally murdered, their prizes stolen, the ancient objects bathed in their blood. Now, only a few remain. With her dying breath, one of the Keepers convinces Sarah Miller, a practical stranger, to deliver her Hallow—a broken sword with devastating powers—to her American nephew, Owen. The duo quickly become suspects in a series of murders as they are chased by both the police and the sadistic Dark Man and his nubile mistress. As Sarah and Owen search for the surviving Keepers, they unravel the deadly secret the Keepers were charged to protect. The mystery leads Sarah and Owen on a cat-and-mouse chase through England and Wales, and history itself, as they discover that the sword may be the only thing standing between the world... and a horror beyond imagining. The Thirteen Hallows is the beginning of a spellbinding new saga, a thrilling tale of ancient magic and modern times by a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning playwright. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.