In the sequel to The Iron Duke in the Iron Seas steampunk romance series by Meljean Brook, Heart of Steel sees the exotic and dangerous captain Yasmeen on an action packed treasure hunt across Morocco. As the mercenary captain of Lady Corsair, Yasmeen has learned to keep her heart as cold as steel, her only loyalty bound to her ship and her crew. So when a man who once tried to seize her airship returns from the dead, Yasmeen will be damned if she gives him another opportunity to take control. Treasure-hunter Archimedes Fox isn't interested in Lady Corsair - he wants her cold-hearted captain and the valuable da Vinci sketch she stole from him. To reclaim it, Archimedes is determined to seduce the stubborn woman who once tossed him to a ravenous pack of zombies, but she's no easy conquest. When da Vinci's sketch attracts a dangerous amount of attention, Yasmeen and Archimedes journey to Horde-occupied Morocco - and straight into their enemy's hands. But as they fight to save themselves and a city on the brink of rebellion, the greatest peril Yasmeen faces is from the man who seeks to melt her icy heart . . . Meljean Brook's Heart of Steel is a fantastic steampunk adventure . . . with a sensuous, romantic edge. Praise for Meljean Brook: 'Meljean Brook has brilliantly defined the new genre of steampunk romance' Jayne Ann Krentz 'A stunning blend of steampunk setting and poignant romance - smart, sexy, breathtaking and downright addictive' Ilona Andrews 'Engrossing steampunk adventure . . . a complex, gripping read' Publishers Weekly Meljean Brook lives in Oregon with her family. She is the author of the Iron Seas steampunk series which began with The Iron Duke and is also published by Penguin. For more information and Iron Seas extras, please visit www.meljeanbrook.com.
In the early morning hours of September 13, 1920, a tragic murder takes place at the Pulchalski farmhouse in Southington, Ohio. Twelve-year-old Stanley desperately runs along a dusty country road sent by his frantic mother to fetch the Sheriff. An infamous scandal unfolds over the next several weeks taking Stanley and his siblings on a harrowing journey through a notorious orphanage in Warren Ohio and an incredible attempt to escape. Finding true love is Stanley's only hope to finally come to terms with the torment of his tragic past. The story is based on true events in the life of Stanley William Miller. It inspires the heart on how a young man's devotion to his family pushes him beyond impossible odds and testifies to the perseverance of the human spirit. A murder mystery. An infamous scandal. A beautiful love story.
In the early morning hours of September 13, 1920, a tragic murder takes place at the Pulchalski farmhouse in Southington, Ohio. Twelve-year-old Stanley desperately runs along a dusty country road sent by his frantic mother to fetch the Sheriff. An infamous scandal unfolds over the next several weeks taking Stanley and his siblings on a harrowing journey through a notorious orphanage in Warren Ohio and an incredible attempt to escape. Finding true love is Stanley's only hope to finally come to terms with the torment of his tragic past. The story is based on true events in the life of Stanley William Miller. It inspires the heart on how a young man’s devotion to his family pushes him beyond impossible odds and testifies to the perseverance of the human spirit. A murder mystery. An infamous scandal. A beautiful love story.
A poignant, inspirational story about football, family, and love from Bill Cowher, the Super Bowl–winning, Hall-of-Fame Pittsburgh Steelers coach, and cohost of CBS’s The NFL Today. Long before the Lombardi Trophy, the Golden Hall of Fame jacket, and successful TV career, legendary head coach Bill Cowher was simply “Billy from Crafton.” Born and raised just fifteen minutes from old Three Rivers Stadium, it was in Crafton where the foundation of Cowher’s irrepressible work ethic, passion for teaching, and love of football and the Pittsburgh Steelers were built. Now, for the first time, Cowher will shine a light on a life filled with success, achieved through will and resilience in situations which, often times, appeared to be hopeless. In Heart and Steel, Cowher will take you on his journey from childhood to the undersized, mohawked, disco-dancing North Carolina State linebacker, to fighting for a spot as a “bubble player” with the Browns and Eagles, before injuries ended his playing career. Bill will discuss how that same drive led to his big coaching break, running Special Teams for Marty Schottenheimer and the Cleveland Browns at just twenty-seven-years-old, before taking over the Pittsburgh Steelers just seven years later. Cowher will reveal exclusive, never-before-told anecdotes and candid thoughts on the biggest games, players, and moments that defined his fifteen-year Steelers tenure. But this is more than a “football story.” In 2010, Bill lost his beloved wife, Kaye, and father, Laird, within three months of one another. It forced him, yet again, to summon that resiliency to unearth a stronger version of himself—not only so he could march on, but to add a deeper level to the loving, supportive father his three daughters had always known. Cowher’s learned many lessons in his life; as a father, grandfather, husband, coach, and broadcaster. He will show you how you can continue to grow by embracing transition, personally and professionally, through renewed perspective and social consciousness. “Billy from Crafton” has come a long way. Through love and conviction, Cowher’s achieved more than he ever could have dreamed of. You can, too, with the same heart and steel.
"So, he's the one," Casey said with a grin, staring at her mother. What an emotional day with the admission of Shelby's tormented life, followed by the heartwarming story of a stranger's outpouring of love, and then ending with a confession of a young love affair that dazzled the heart of her sweet daughter, Casey. Through all Shelby Porter had been through with her abusive husband, Richard, and her heart pining for her long-lost love, Jack Emerson, Shelby accidently discovers an undisclosed secret about her tormented life. All the years of asking why came to light with the answer she now held in her hand. Or so she thought... A heated attempted murder trial, a family ripped apart, a woman existing every breath with fear and heartache. When Shelby's husband reveals his deception-one of profound circumstances-it opens up a whole new world to her and gives her heart the hope she's so long looked for. The love she's deserved. But tragedy strikes for Shelby and Jack, putting them on exactly the course they were destined to be on where more family twists, turns, and secrets are disclosed and their world erupts. When Jack is confronted with the monster who destroyed his and Shelby's life, will he be able to refrain from the revenge he so desires? Or, will he take the higher road? The one Shelby would have him travel? Hope and faith is all they have, but will it be enough? This is the epic conclusion of A Heart of Steel, the journey of one woman's life, love, and destiny... and the power of passion, heartache, tragedy, fame, and fortune held together by a family secret so powerful and clandestine, yet it will strengthen the greatest love story of modern day, a love destined to be forever... Because... love really is enough.
People grieve differently. Some hide in a corner and cry, others find strength in the arms of loved ones, while a few swallow their sadness and cherish the good memories.None of those appealed to Professor Penelope Ford. When fate tested her, tearing apart her life with her fiancé, Michael Davis, she refused to accept her new reality. Instead, she chose to live in a fantasy world of her own creation.For four years, Penelope worked on designing a clone of Michael. She wanted this new version to be stronger, smarter, and - most importantly - even more devoted to her.She craved a lover who would never walk out of her life again.Will the professor succeed in making her human-like android exactly what she wants him to be?Even more, will she be able to face the real world with what her grief has created?
Hope Dunne is content with her life, finding serenity and beauty through the lens of her camera. She isn't looking for a man or excitement. But things change when she accepts a last minute assignment in London, photographing one of the world's most celebrated writers. To Hope's surprise, Finn O'Neill exudes warmth and a boyish charm. He courts her, whisking her away to his palatial, isolated Irish estate, weaving a tapestry of tales about his life. Hope finds it all absolutely dizzying. But soon cracks begin to appear in his stories and suddenly Hope is both in love and suspicious. How many lies has he told? Is it possible that this kind, loving, attentive man is hiding something even worse?
When Alistair Mechanus first sees his captive, ER doctor Julia Parker, it is love at first sight--for him. Although he eagerly sets aside his plans for World Domination to woo her, ten years of solitude on Shark Reef Isle have left his social skills badly rusted. When his misguided act of kindness goes out of control, however, Julia must overcome her fear and place her trust in the mad genius. She has the skills to unlock his forgotten past--but discovering who he used to be might come at the cost of his remaining sanity.
A love that was destined to be for a lifetime... On a day of mourning in May of 1980, Shelby Porter returns to the Langdale Cemetery in her hometown of Valley, Alabama, after the tragic loss of a small child who has been laid to rest. Her heart is torn as she dashes away. She only wanted to reach out and comfort the man she once loved, Jack Emerson. Later that afternoon, Shelby makes her way to the place she has always found peaceful and carefree. The Kissing Bridge. There, Jack spots her sitting alone on the sandbags. However, their reunion is not exactly what she had expected. It had been six long years since their last meeting. Shelby tries desperately to tamp down her feelings for Jack, but her desires come rushing back. No, no, no... I can't do this... In the heat of the moment, she will foolishly risk it all. When the unthinkable happens, Shelby is forced down a path of torment at the hands of another. She is fragile and ready to give up on life until a voice keeps telling her to hang on. She struggles daily with the difficult choices she has made with the threats in the past. Along the way, she will discover another true love of her life: her daughter, Casey, whom she has vowed to protect at all cost even if it means that her own life is in danger. Follow the journey of a mother and daughter's search for a safe haven, peace, and happiness. An adventure that will strengthen their love as they stumble upon the answers together. True love is rare. Fate and destiny is even rarer... A Heart of Steel is an epic journey of one woman's life, loves, and destiny... and the power of passion, heartache, tragedy, fame, and fortune held together by a family secret. ... when love strengthens the heart.
Excerpt from Heart of Steel: A Novel A slender figure almost shadowy in its thinness, yet preserving the grace that accompanies perfect proportion; a face with soft olive complexion, features as purely chiseled as those of a head on an antique cameo, and large, dark eyes of wonderful luster. The hair which crowned this face was of snowy whiteness, and, with something of the effect which is given by a powdered coif fure, it served to deepen and throw into relief the splendor of the eyes and the dark beauty of the finely finished brows and sweeping lashes. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.