When the Sheikh makes a proposal, you’ll find it impossible to resist. Hannah Green is talented, young, and beautiful; an aspiring jazz singer, she’s hurt by the news that her beloved venue and employer, The Blue Moon, may be forced to make cut-backs, including potentially her job! But when a tall, impossibly handsome olive-skinned man introduces himself as a fan, however, Hannah’s fortunes are going to take a turn. The mysterious man makes a proposal: a series of gigs in his Middle-Eastern home country, and a one-off payment of $500,000. Hannah is speechless, and after discovering his true name – Sheikh Sadiq bin-Haled al-Halam – and his reputation as one of New York’s richest, most eligible bachelors, Hannah feels this is one proposal she cannot resist… Soon she’s flying around the world, enjoying luxuries she’s never experienced before, but none more exquisite or alluring than Sadiq’s company. Before Hannah even realizes it, she’s irresistibly attracted to the playboy Sheikh. Could he want her for more than just her beautiful voice? Little does Hannah know, however, that Sheikh Sadiq possesses secrets of his own…
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERI see dead people. But then, by God, I do something about it. Odd Thomas never asked for his special ability. He’s just an ordinary guy trying to live a quiet life in the small desert town of Pico Mundo. Yet he feels an obligation to do right by his otherworldly confidants, and that’s why he’s won hearts on both sides of the divide between life and death. But when a childhood friend disappears, Odd discovers something worse than a dead body and embarks on a heart-stopping battle of will and wits with an enemy of exceptional cunning. In the hours to come there can be no innocent bystanders, and every sacrifice can tip the balance between despair and hope.
You’re invited on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror and transcendence to wonders beyond imagining. And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas.
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P. F Collier & Son published a five volume collection of Poe's work in hardback in 1903. This is volume 1, with a frontspiece in color from a painting by Arthur E. Becher.
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Past midnight, Chyna Shepard, twenty-six, gazes out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend's family. Instinct proves reliable. A murderous sociopath, Edgler Foreman Vess, has entered the house, intent on killing everyone inside. A self-proclaimed "homicidal adventurer," Vess lives only to satisfy all appetites as they arise, to immerse himself in sensation, to live without fear, remorse or limits, to live with "intensity. " Chyna is trapped in his deadly orbit. Chyna is a survivor, toughened by a lifelong struggle for safety and self-respect. Now she will be tested as never before. At first her sole aim is to get out alive--until, by chance, she learns the identity of Vess's next intended victim, a faraway innocent only she can save. Driven by a newly discovered thirst for meaning beyond mere self-preservation, Chyna musters every inner resource she has to save an endangered girl. . . as moment by moment, the terrifying threat of Edgler Foreman Vess intensifies.
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Nicole Calvert is looking for a way out; overworked and underpaid, she’s close to quitting her job as personal assistant to a boss she finds almost irresistible. That is, until her ever-alluring billionaire Sheikh boss comes to her with a proposal that she can’t believe, and can hardly turn down… Sheikh Bahir Al-Jabbar a problem; the globetrotting business magnate needs to put his visa issues behind him, and quickly devises a simple, if underhanded solution: a sham marriage and an outrageous sum of money to the person closest to him – and the person who knows him best - his personal assistant Nicole. But after a simple ceremony, and a stolen, passionate encounter, Nicole realizes the honeymoon period can’t last forever, and this green-card marriage won’t be as straightforward as either of them hoped. Against every impulse to keep this arrangement professional, Nicole soon finds herself wishing their marriage of convenience was real… Finally confronted with some harsh truths, Sheikh Bahir realizes it’ll take more than his billions of dollars to mend Nicole’s broken heart.
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Being empathic is the least of Davy's problems. She wants to go to college and live a normal life until someone gives her something she doesn't want. Now she has to deal with the supernatural and a prophecy that no one knows about.
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**#1 *New York Time*s bestseller Harlan Coben delivers his next impossible-to-put-down thriller.**
In the course of eight consecutive #1 N*ew York Times* bestsellers, millions of readers have discovered Harlan Coben’s page-turning thrillers, filled with his trademark edge-of-your-seat suspense and gut-wrenching emotion. In *Fool Me Once*, Coben once again outdoes himself.
Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe—who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to? To find the answer, Maya must finally come to terms with deep secrets and deceit in her own past before she can face the unbelievable truth about her husband—and herself.
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Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.
Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through.
A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life ... as only a dog could tell it.
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Fallen Crest is back with a vengeance! Samantha, Mason, and Logan are all together and united with one common enemy: Sebastian Park, the king of fraternity douchebags. With professional football scouts eyeing his every move, Mason Kade has to walk the line for the first time in his life. Any move he makes against Sebastian has to be perfect and under the radar. One mistake, and his career is over. Sebastian has other plans. Mason’s career isn’t his target—not even close. Wanting to destroy Mason completely, Sebastian knows he must hit him where it hurts the most: Samantha, who doesn’t give a rat’s ass that she’s the target. Sam is bound and determined to protect Mason herself, no matter the cost, but what if the cost is beyond her imagination? What if this time, the villain wins?
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Paul Sheldon, a writer of historical romances, is in a car accident; rescued by nurse Annie Wilkes, he slowly realizes that salvation can be worse than death. Sheldon has killed off Misery Chastain, the popular protagonist of his Misery series and Annie, who has a murderous past, wants her back. Written by Stephen King; Dramatised by Dirk Maggs. First broadcast on the BBC World Service, September 2004. What you are about to hear is an adaptation of the stage play, which premiered in London's West End. It stars 2 of Britain's finest actors: Miriam Margoyles, perhaps best-known as the dog Fly in the film "Babe" and the nurse in "Romeo and Juliette" and Nicholas Farrell, whose films include "Chariots of Fire" and "Pearl Harbor".
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If one baby can change your life, how about three? Career-minded Amity Winters has no time for love and marriage; a respected public relations executive, and one of the best in Los Angeles, she’s never put much thought to starting a family. Yearning for a fresh challenge, she accepts an unusual offer: fly to the Middle-Eastern nation of Al-Mabbar, and improve the public image of Sheikh Aziz Al Arin, a free-living monarch and notorious playboy in need of a publicity facelift. To Amity’s surprise, Sheikh Aziz isn’t anything like she expected – charming, suave, wholly irresistible - and the once ever-professional executive can’t help but to fall for her royal boss! Passions that burn so hot can’t be denied, and after one fateful encounter, Amity knows she can’t go on working for the gorgeous, charismatic Sheikh. Returning to the States, Amity thinks she can put their fling behind her and get back to living her life, but little does she know, it’s already too late. She soon discovers she’s pregnant, with not one, not two, but three little bundles of joy!
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For Dr. David Beck, the loss was shattering. And every day for the past eight years, he has relived the horror of what happened. The gleaming lake. The pale moonlight. The piercing screams. The night his wife was taken. The last night he saw her alive. Everyone tells him it's time to move on, to forget the past once and for all. But for David Beck, there can be no closure. A message has appeared on his computer, a phrase only he and his dead wife know. Suddenly Beck is taunted with the impossible- that somewhere, somehow, Elizabeth is alive. Beck has been warned to tell no one. And he doesn't. Instead, he runs from the people he trusts the most, plunging headlong into a search for the shadowy figure whose messages hold out a desperate hope. But already Beck is being hunted down. He's headed straight into the heart of a dark and deadly secret- and someone intends to stop him before he gets there.
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People think that just because they know my name, my reputation, and my family that they know me. They don't. They say I’m a manwhore, but who wouldn’t be with my face and body? They say I’m a partier, and that's not going to change. They say I'm a fighter, and hell yes I am. F*ck with mine, and I’ll f*ck you back ten times worse. So, yes. Maybe what they say is true, but that’s not all of me. I'm loyal to a damned fault. If you earn it, I'll never leave your side. And when I love, I love hard, but there's another side to me where it's dark and painful. That side's been kept hidden, until her. Taylor saw inside of me, and the second she was there, she owned me. People think they know me… …but only she can see me.
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My mother tried to destroy me. She doesn’t exist to me anymore and my father, the one who raised me and the biological one, are both works in progress. The only two people that I can trust are Mason and Logan, and they’re the two people who I could lose. It won’t happen. I won’t let it. No matter the truth, no matter who loves me, I won’t let anything or anyone come between us. They’re my world. They’re my life. They’re my family.
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The debut of Myron Bolitar, a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent and one of the most fascinating and complex heroes in suspense fiction, *Deal Breaker *is a page-turning classic from Edgar Award–winner and master storyteller Harlan Coben.
**“One of the most engaging heroes in mystery fiction.”—Dennis Lehane**
Sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron’s prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend—a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead—the deal starts to go sour. Trying to unravel the truth about a family’s tragedy, a woman’s secret, and a man’s lies, Myron is up against the dark side of his business—where image and talent make you rich, but the truth can get you killed.
** **“What sets Harlan Coben above the crowd are wit and wicked nonchalance.”—*Los Angeles Times*** **
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