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  • The sacred stone a historical mystery - Read On
    sixth volume of these thrilling interlinked medieval mysteries 1067 In the desolate wastes of Greenland a band of hunters stumble across a strangely shaped object which has fallen from the sky At first the mysterious sky stone seems to bring them good luck healing a lame boy and guaranteeing a good catch of furs But violence and murder soon follow in fortune s wake as the villagers fight and struggle

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  • Temptation in a kilt - Read On
    to her father s side Rosalia remained silent trying to watch that Highland tongue of hers Her father cleared his throat Lord Dunnehl allow me to present our daughter Lady Rosalia Armstrong His eyes were intent on watching Lord Dunnehl s reaction to her Lord Dunnehl gave her a low bow and then stood When she extended her hand he brushed a brief kiss on top his expression one of faint amusement A magnificent creature indeed Clearly she gets her beauty from you Lady Armstrong You flatter me my lord Joy bubbled in her mother s laugh and shone in her eyes Rosalia was unimpressed A pleasure my lord she responded with a nervous smile During the discussion that followed Rosalia did not pay attention There was no need Her mother and father entertained Lord Dunnehl with pleasantries and she was happy for the respite For the first time Rosalia was grateful for her mother s endless prattle and it gave her an opportunity to inspect the English gentleman Rosalia swore if she heard those words one more time she would surely lose her contents Height was definitely not in his favor Although Rosalia was taller than most women she was at least a head taller than he His eyes were of a muddy brown color and the few hairs he had left on the top of his head were a thin tawny gold He was quite large around the middle and the courtly fashions did nothing to flatter his appearance A man of his station would be expected to dress in such a manner but the clothes made him look like a peacock With a sigh Rosalia shifted from foot to foot Her eyes darted around the room and when she found the man with the handsome smile he was looking directly at her Quickly she lowered her gaze Rosalia She could not resist another peek at the man Every time she glanced at him his gaze returned to her She tried not to be caught staring and found a joyous satisfaction in studying his profile Her mother s firm nudge brought her back from her woolgathering Rosalia her mother repeated with authority Aye Lord Dunnehl has taken his leave You could at least have feigned an interest in the conversation she said curtly Rosalia nodded briefly turning to her father Father who is that man standing When she twisted around to show her father she spotted his broad back walking briskly out of the hall Her father glanced around her What man It does not matter what man said her mother attempting to correct their brogue We leave for Mangerton on the morrow Your father must see to the crop and we need to prepare for an important guest Rosalia raised her brow searchingly An important guest Her mother smiled at her knowingly Lord Dunnehl She paled Terms of Use Chapter Excerpt Temptation in a Kilt By Victoria Roberts Sourcebooks Incorporated ISBN 9781402270062 One Royal Court England 1603 Sometimes being a Highland laird was a royal pain in the arse Laird Ciaran MacGregor of Glenorchy was tired and wanted to be home It felt as if he had been attending court for more than a fortnight The courtly games alone were enough to make a man impale himself on his own sword As soon as he was finally granted the audience he had requested from King James Ciaran and his men would depart Sounds of laughter and snatches of song filled the air As Ciaran glanced around the great hall filled with several hundred members of nobility he was thankful to have discovered an unoccupied wall Frankly everyone was grating on his nerves Men socialized and were dressed in their finery To him they all looked like exotic birds peacocks perhaps The heat was so unbearable that he did not know how the women managed with so many layers of clothing He pulled at his restricting silk doublet at the thought Ye have held up exceedingly well my laird Aye as well as can be expected in this madness Ciaran scowled at his brother and knew his vexation was evident but frankly he did not care We are all ready to be off said Aiden slapping him upon the shoulder Have ye given any thought to whether Glenorchy still stands with Declan in your stead Running his hand through his hair Ciaran sighed I think of it often He had best be out of his cups and have ceased his wenching before we return I only hope my walls still stand Only a king s summons would have forced him to leave his reckless fool of a brother in charge At least most of Ciaran s actions were defended at court well except his skirmishes with the bloody Campbells Hence the reason for his delayed departure If upon his return he found Glenorchy destroyed by the bloody Campbells or under siege by Declan s wenches he would not be shocked He hoped that leaving additional guards behind would have protected against both When Ciaran received the summons he had no doubt Aiden would prove more beneficial at court Had he brought his younger brother he shivered at the mental image Between constantly worrying about the neighboring clan s machinations and wondering if his home was still in one piece he needed a drink Recognizing his familiar expression Aiden cast a wry grin Ye worry overmuch He knows the duty that befalls him I cannae speak to whether he is in his cups but Aisling would have speech with him if he was wenching within your walls Of that I have nay doubt I have noticed your wee wife has found her voice since she is with child Ye ve noticed have ye Brother we can hear her bellowing at ye from across the bailey At least ye seem to be the only one provoking her ire as of late A smile played on the corner of his lips

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  • The mad scientist's daughter / Cassandra Rose Clarke. - Read On
    Library Reader Reviews Annotation Summary Cat this is Finn He s going to be your tutor Finn looks and acts human though he has no desire to be He was programmed to assist his owners and performs his duties to perfection A billion dollar construct his primary task now is to tutor Cat As she grows into a beautiful young woman Finn is her guardian her constant companion and more

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  • London fields - Read On
    scoundrel Keith Talent and well mannered naive Guy Clinch as an omniscient narrator novelist spies on the trio in order to develop his book Relentlessly bitter often brutally funny hypnotically readable it may also be quite opaque in places to an American readership said PW Author tour Apr c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Terms of Use Summary London Fields is Amis s murder story for the end of

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  • Dance of shadows - Read On
    to receive standing ovations from any but the least demanding readers Suzanne Gordon Lanier High School Sugar Hill GA c Copyright 2013 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Publishers Weekly c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Black debuts with a paranormal twist on the hypercompetitive world of professional ballet school first in a planned trilogy When 15 year old Vanessa Adler is accepted to the prestigious New York Ballet Academy more awaits her than she expected including a decades long mystery of disappearing ballerinas a hidden diary sadistic rituals upperclassmen demand a blood sacrifice from new recruits and demonic possession The novel swerves between thriller territory will Vanessa discover whatever became of her vanished older sister coming of age angst does sexy dancer Zeppelin Black consider Vanessa his girlfriend and customary dancer rivalries why was Vanessa a freshman cast as lead in The Firebird with a romantic triangle themes of dominance and submission and a strained relationship between Vanessa and her mother also in the mix Although the supporting cast is only superficially developed the story gains traction as it focuses on otherworldly elements including revelations of legends of demons called forth by means of a mysterious dance Black pulls off an enticingly eerie conclusion setting the stage for the next book Ages 12 up Agent Michael Stearns and Ted Malawer the Inkhouse Feb c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Book list From Booklist Copyright American Library Association Used with permission Vanessa arrives at the New York Ballet Academy as the best young dancer to have auditioned But there is more than ballet in her reason for coming Her sister Margaret was a student there several years ago until she disappeared leaving her family distraught Vanessa wants to figure out

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  • The typewriter girl / Alison Atlee. - Read On
    characters and subplots but the central relationship sweeps readers to a satisfying conclusion Fans of Victorian era romances will enjoy this seaside diversion Kathy Piehl Minnesota State Univ Lib Mankato c Copyright 2012 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Publishers Weekly c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Atlee s outstanding debut unflinchingly explores the harrowing difficulties faced by an indigent young woman trying to support herself in the harsh and unforgiving man s world of Victorian England All angles and points both physically and emotionally Miss Betsey Dobson is determined to prove herself in the grueling secretarial pool at the London firm of Baumston Smythe Insurers but she s at the mercy of gossiping co workers and a lecherous junior clerk Betsey takes her revenge and escapes near penniless to the carefully researched seaside resort town of Idensea where she s offered a well paying tour manager job by young John Jones a Welshman with a good face open as a summer window Betsey s fierce struggles to preserve her independence and succeed in a job she knows perilously little about parallel the poignantly crescendoing attraction between her and John complicated by his determination to marry up perchance to slyly drawn villainess Miss Lillian Gilbey Atlee s splendid cast of supporting characters her insights into Betsey s passion for independence and John s compassion for the downtrodden and her fine eye for period detail make this an unusually satisfying feast for romance readers Agent Emmanuelle Morgen Judith Ehrlich Literary Management Feb c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Book list From Booklist Copyright American Library Association Used with permission Betsey Dobson s career as a typewriter girl comes to an abrupt end after a run in with a lecherous junior clerk

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  • Shadow ops. Fortress frontier / Myke Cole. - Read On
    The one hope is an Indian base over 1 000 miles away on the far side of fiercely hostile territory Although the book feels padded like a pulp tale stretched out to double the length and the world is full of cliched corruption and misery this action filled adventure holds the reader s attention with occasional glimmers of hope that someday the oppressed magic users might finally force those in power to respect them Agent Joshua Bilmes JABberwocky Literary Agency Feb c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Publishers Weekly c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved In this follow up to 2011 s Shadow Ops Control Point which introduced an alternate Earth where magic use is permitted only under military auspices Col Alan Bookbinder is diagnosed with unrealized but potentially dangerous magical talents and reassigned to Forward Operating Base Frontier America s insecure foothold in the realm from which magic originates Matters go from bad to worse when a mutiny leaves Bookbinder unexpectedly in charge of a besieged fortress unable to communicate with humanity s home world The one hope is an Indian base over 1 000 miles away on the far side of fiercely hostile territory Although the book feels padded like a pulp tale stretched out to double the length and the world is full of cliched corruption and misery this action filled adventure holds the reader s attention with occasional glimmers of hope that someday the oppressed magic users might finally force those in power to respect them Agent Joshua Bilmes JABberwocky Literary Agency Feb c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Terms of Use Summary The Great Reawakening did not come quietly Across the country and in every nation people began to develop terrifying powers summoning storms raising the dead and setting everything they touch

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  • 200 best jobs for introverts - Read On
    the careers of interest in detailed job descriptions In more than 75 147 best jobs 148 lists the careers for introverts are ranked by pay growth openings interests education self employment part time work gender age and more Plus introverts learn the best jobs ranked by levels of quiet solitary work contact with others autonomy and direct contact with the public The 200 job descriptions give details on earnings growth

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