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The Greyfriar

By Clay Griffith
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  • Publisher : Pyr
  • Isbn : 1616142979
  • Pages : 303
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Rousing pulp action and steampunk come together in a heartbreaking story of high adventure and alternate history. In the year 1870, a horrible plague of vampires swept over the northern regions of the world. It is now 2020 and a bloody reckoning is coming. Princess Adele is heir to the Empire of Equatoria, a remnant of the old tropical British Empire. When she becomes the target of a merciless vampire clan, her only protector is the Greyfriar, a mysterious hero who fights the vampires from deep within their territory. Their dangerous relationship plays out against an approaching war to the death between humankind and the vampire clans. The first book in a trilogy of high adventure and alternate history. Combining rousing pulp action with steampunk style, the Vampire Empire series brings epic political themes to life within a story of heartbreaking romance, sacrifice, and heroism.

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  • Reads : 340
  • File Pdf: the-presence.pdf

Book Summary:

Revisit the misty hills of Scotland, where there might be ghosts and there’s certainly a killer, in this thrilling tale of romantic suspense from New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham. It seemed like the ultimate moneymaking plan—buy an ancient, run-down Scottish castle and turn it into a tourist destination. Toni Fraser and her friends intend to put on reenactments combining fact and fiction, local history, murder and an imaginary laird named Bruce MacNiall. But then someone arrives, claiming to actually be Laird MacNiall—a tall, dark, formidable Scot somehow familiar to Toni—just as the bodies of young women are found, dumped and forgotten in the nearby town. How is it possible this laird exists? Toni invented Bruce MacNiall for the performance…yet sinister, lifelike dreams suggest he’s connected to the recent deaths. Bruce claims he wants to help catch the murderer. But even if she wants to, can Toni trust him when her visions seem to be coming from within the very eyes of the killer himself? Originally published in 2004

Beyond the Blue

By Andrea MacPherson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Isbn : 0307369943
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 532
  • File Pdf: beyond-the-blue.pdf

Book Summary:

In a Scottish mill town purged of men by war, four unforgettable women navigate a treacherous time, guided only by the bonds of family and their bold dreams of escape. In 1918, rainy Dundee is nearly emptied of men. The Great War has left the town’s women both newfound freedom and servitude. They toil in the deadly jute mills, taking in the children of perished family members and praying their own bodies – and spirits – do not fail them too. A grateful widow of the war, Morag shelters her daughters as best she can: beautiful Caro schemes to escape the working class with well-calculated seduction, while Wallis works in the mill alongside her mother, slowly fortifying both spirit and pocketbook for a more radical departure. Morag’s orphaned niece, Imogen, seeks to understand her fragile mother’s death, and the return of the father who abandoned them. Infused with the longing, courage and passion of its indelible cast of characters, and steeped in the faith and terrors of its time – from the suffragettes and the Easter Uprising to the influenza pandemic and the Tay Bridge disaster – Beyond the Blue is a lyrical, reflective novel about finding purpose and freedom in a place without hope.

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Non-slipcased edition) (Vol. 1) (The Annotated Books)

By Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Isbn : 0393241815
  • Pages : 650
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 431
  • File Pdf: the-new-annotated-sherlock-holmes.pdf

Book Summary:

Classic short stories of Sherlock Holmes now available in a separate, attractively priced individual volume. The publication of Leslie S. Klinger's brilliant new annotations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Holmes short stories in 2004 created a Holmes sensation. Available again in an attractively-priced edition identical to the first, except this edition has no outer slipcase (Volume Two is available separately). Inside, readers will find all the short stories from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, with a cornucopia of insights: beginners will benefit from Klinger's insightful biographies of Holmes, Watson, and Conan Doyle; history lovers will revel in the wealth of Victorian literary and cultural details; Sherlockian fanatics will puzzle over tantalizing new theories; art lovers will thrill to the 450-plus illustrations, which make this the most lavishly illustrated edition of the Holmes tales ever produced. The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes illuminates the timeless genius of Arthur Conan Doyle for an entirely new generation of readers.

The Shadow Revolution: Crown & Key

By Clay Griffith,Susan Griffith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Isbn : 0345539516
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 820
  • File Pdf: the-shadow-revolution.pdf

Book Summary:

A thrilling new Victorian-era urban fantasy for fans of Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles, the Showtime series Penny Dreadful, and the Sherlock Holmes movies featuring Robert Downey, Jr. They are the realm’s last, best defense against supernatural evil. But they’re going to need a lot more silver. As fog descends, obscuring the gas lamps of Victorian London, werewolves prowl the shadows of back alleys. But they have infiltrated the inner circles of upper-crust society as well. Only a handful of specially gifted practitioners are equipped to battle the beasts. Among them are the roguish Simon Archer, who conceals his powers as a spell-casting scribe behind the smooth veneer of a dashing playboy; his layabout mentor, Nick Barker, who prefers a good pub to thrilling heroics; and the self-possessed alchemist Kate Anstruther, who is equally at home in a ballroom as she is on a battlefield. After a lycanthrope targets Kate’s vulnerable younger sister, the three join forces with fierce Scottish monster-hunter Malcolm MacFarlane—but quickly discover they’re dealing with a threat far greater than anything they ever imagined. Praise for The Shadow Revolution “Team Griffith creates a number of really compelling characters whose exploits will keep readers glued to the pages! Terrific!”—RT Book Reviews “A fast-paced, action-filled dark fantasy that is just sheer fun to read . . . The Shadow Revolution kicks off the Crown & Key series in spectacular fashion!”—Fresh Fiction “Werewolves, mad science, and plenty of smiting. Pass the popcorn.”—Emma Jane Holloway, author of The Baskerville Affair series "A thrilling read! Clay and Susan Griffith have crafted a gritty, action-packed Victorian-era fantasy world full of dark creatures, mystery, and magic—a must read for steampunk fans!”—Shawntelle Madison, author of the Coveted series “What happens when you kick off a new urban fantasy series with a fantastic setting and unique characters, and you throw in some dangerous, supernatural creatures, evil madmen, murder and mayhem? You get a kick-ass book to read. . . . I want more, please!”—Book Swoon “If summer blockbuster action movies existed back in the Victorian era, they would look a lot like The Shadow Revolution. This book doesn’t mess around. . . . Highly recommended.”—The BiblioSanctum “One hell of a read . . . [With] unforgettable characters and magic around every bend, this truly was a breath of fresh air.”—My Guilty Obsession “The story is pretty fast-paced, the mystery intriguing and refreshingly surprising, and the action thrilling. [The Shadow Revolution] pulls you in and barely lets you up for air, and I love the intensity of that kind of storytelling.”—Refracted Light “So good that I won’t be surprised if this book series is opted to be a TV show or movie with an accompanying video game! Great storytelling, great plot and most of all great book!”—Marienela

Lost Shrewsbury

By David Trumper
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Isbn : 1445693631
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Photography
  • Reads : 678
  • File Pdf: lost-shrewsbury.pdf

Book Summary:

Fully illustrated description of Shrewsbury’s well known, and lesser known, places that have been lost over the years.

J. S. FLETCHER: 17 Novels & 28 Short Stories, Including Detective Mysteries, Adventure Novels, Crime Stories & Historical Works (Illustrated)

By J. S. Fletcher
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8026877063
  • Pages : 3874
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 699
  • File Pdf: j-s-fletcher.pdf

Book Summary:

This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels Perris of the Cherry Trees The Middle Temple Murder Dead Men's Money The Talleyrand Maxim The Paradise Mystery The Borough Treasurer The Chestermarke Instinct The Herapath Property The Orange-Yellow Diamond The Root of All Evil In The Mayor's Parlour The Middle of Things Ravensdene Court The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation Scarhaven Keep In the Days of Drake Where Highways Cross Short Stories Paul Campenhaye – Specialist in Criminology The French Maid The Yorkshire Manufacturer The Covent Garden Fruit Shop The Irish Mail The Tobacco-Box Mrs. Duquesne The House on Hardress Head The Champagne Bottle The Settling Day The Magician of Cannon Street Mr. Poskitt's Nightcaps (Stories of a Yorkshire Farmer) The Guardian of High Elms Farm A Stranger in Arcady The Man Who Was Nobody Little Miss Partridge The Marriage of Mr. Jarvis Bread Cast upon the Waters William Henry and the Dairymaid The Spoils to the Victor An Arcadian Courtship The Way of the Comet Brothers in Affliction A Man or a Mouse A Deal in Odd Volumes The Chief Magistrate Other Stories The Ivory God The Other Sense The New Sun The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand Historical Works Mistress Spitfire Baden-Powell of Mafeking Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1933) was an English author, one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Golden Age.

The Winter Companion

By Mimi Matthews
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Perfectly Proper Press
  • Isbn : 1733056947
  • Pages : 316
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 919
  • File Pdf: the-winter-companion.pdf

Book Summary:

"Fans of the 'Parish Orphans of Devon' series will adore this final installment, reuniting the orphans and their loves." -Library Journal, STARRED review A USA TODAY BESTSELLER She Needed to be Seen... As a lady's companion, Clara Hartwright never receives much attention from anyone. And that's precisely how she likes it. With a stormy past, and an unconventional plan for her future, it's far safer to remain invisible. But when her new employer is invited to a month-long holiday at a remote coastal abbey, Clara discovers that she may not be as invisible as she'd hoped. At least, not as far as one gentleman is concerned. He Wanted to be Heard... Neville Cross has always been more comfortable with animals than people. An accident in his youth has left him with a brain injury that affects his speech. Forming the words to speak to his childhood friends is difficult enough. Finding the right things to say to a lovely young lady's companion seems downright impossible. But Miss Hartwright is no ordinary companion. In fact, there may not be anything ordinary about her at all. During a bleak Devon winter, two sensitive souls forge an unexpected friendship. But when Clara needs him most, will Neville find the courage to face his fears? Or is saying goodbye to her the most heroic thing he can do?

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Memoir

By Victoria Costello
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101559179
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 863
  • File Pdf: the-complete-idiot-s-guide-to-writing-a-memoir.pdf

Book Summary:

Helps readers write memoirs, personal essays, and life stories of every length and type.