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Stare Him Down

Author : Riley Murphy
ISBN : 1533214360
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When he agreed to walk away from the lifestyle for her, he never expected she'd subversively push him back into it. Until she did... After tragedy stole the only man James Barrington looked up to, his perfect and orderly life hit a brick wall. One minute he was the right-hand man to the owner of the company, and in the next he was the boss fighting to stop a hostile takeover the only way he knew how. He needed to marry his late mentor's over-protected daughter, Michaela Donavan, and stay married to her until the threat to the company was averted. While they were together, James had no intention of disrespecting his in-name-only wife by remaining entrenched in the lifestyle. For the time being he was prepared to walk away from his Dom-like pursuits. He had to. Michaela was the opposite of everything he embodied. She was soft, where he was hard. Gentle, when he favored rough. She was refined and elegant. The epitome of a virtuous woman, and he wasn't going to do anything to change that. Circumstances may have forced them to enter into a marriage of convenience in order to keep her father's legacy alive, but the moment that legacy was secured they'd both be free to go their separate ways. Michaela knew this may be her only opportunity to finally get the one man she has always fantasized about. She's spent years studying him. Idolizing him. Wanting him in a way she wanted no other. And now? Well, her father always told her to seize whatever good came out of the bad, and Michaela was ready to do just that. Heartbroken over what happened, and faced with the task of saving the company, she sees James' sensible offer as the perfect solution. A way to achieve two things she desired most at one time. James may consider this a marriage of necessity for the short term, but she's determined to covertly change his mind on the matter. A marriage of convenience that isn't at all convenient...for one of them.

Lone Star Rising

Author : Elmer Kelton
ISBN : 9781429912754
Genre : Fiction
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In 1999, with Forge's publication of The Buckskin Line, Elmer Kelton launched a series of novels on the formative years of the Texas Rangers. In Texas Justice, the first three of these critically acclaimed books are now brought together in a single volume. In The Buckskin Line, Kelton introduces the red-haired boy captured by a Comanche war party after the massacre of his family. Rescued by Mike Shannon, a member of a Texas "ranging company" protecting settlers from Indian raids, the boy known as Rusty is adopted by the Shannon family. In 1861, Mike Shannon is ambushed and killed, and Rusty follows in his footsteps and joins the Rangers. In the throes of the coming War Between the States, Rusty searches for the Confederates who lynched his adoptive father and awaits meeting the Comanche warrior who killed his family two decades past. At the end of the Civil War, Rusty Shannon is thrown adrift when the Rangers are disbanded, and makes his way to his home on the Red River, where he hopes to marry the girl he left behind, Geneva Monahan. But as Badger Boy, the second novel of the saga, unfolds, Geneva has married another man in Rusty's absence. Faced with this betrayal, he must contend with the hate-filled Confederate and Union soldiers infesting Texas and with the continuing Indian raids against innocent settlers. Rusty's own childhood captivity returns to haunt him when he rescues Andy, a white child called Badger Boy by his Comanche captors. In The Way of the Coyote, Andy rides with Rusty Shannon as the Rangers are re-formed in postwar turmoil. With Texas overrun with outlaws, disenfranchised Confederate veterans, nightriders, and marauding Comanche bands, Rusty tries to resume his pre-war life. When his friend Shanty, a freed slave, is burned out of his home by Ku Klux Klan and Rusty's own homestead is confiscated by a murderous band of thugs, he must follow perilous trails before he can put the war and its aftermath behind him. Texas Justice is not only a masterful re-creation of the early years of the Texas Rangers, it is vintage Elmer Kelton, the undisputed master of the Western story. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Copy Cats

Author : David Crouse
ISBN : 0820327468
Genre : Fiction
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Tales of people trapped on the margins of society that are unwilling and often unable to differentiate reality from fantasy are featured in this collection of seven stories and a novella. Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.
Category: Fiction

Fall For Him

Author : J.C. Valentine
ISBN : 9781386513865
Genre : Fiction
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Two men. Both brothers. One life-changing decision. I made my choice. One perfect weekend assured me I was right. One set of pictures proved me wrong. Graduating college was supposed to be a happy time. Instead, I lost my best friend and suffered the worst kind of betrayal. Now, my whole life is in flux. I need my best friend. I need answers. There’s only one way to fix this. It’s time for a change. It’s time to take back control of my life, and the only way to do it is to face my problems head-on. Even if it means walking into the lion’s den to do it.
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The Commission

Author : O’Shun M Jones
ISBN : 9781456877859
Genre : Fiction
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It's survival of the fittest as the Money Mobb Mafia reigns over the underworld with an iron clad fist. With their notorious leader Barry McCoy and his all American basketball playing brother Donell as the underboss, along with the aid of their cousin Ronnie- they achieve The American Dream by using power and cunning manipulation to take control of everything they set their minds to. But when wars amongst rival crews and undercover Agents leave behind a trail of murders in the process- one up and coming Detective decides to put up his zealous will and street knowledge to go after the brothers in a way where others have failed if not lost their lives in the process. The story unfolds as Barry sustains his empire through out envious and near fatal circumstances while Detective Johnson undergoes deep undercover-when he realizes that he is literally entrapped within a maze of henchmen conspiring to take out the leaders of the Mafia. Once the tables are turned, it's every many for himself as Detective Johnson finds himself trying to bring down Barry's organization, yet stay alive as the brothers and the Money Mobb Mafia members display their differencing intentions having to do with extortion, drugs and arms trafficking. Trying to lose himself of what was once a brotherly empire, Barry not only find himself trying to beat the odds of being murdered as well as being caught by Federal Law enforcement, but make a way out of the criminal web that he and his brothers have tied themselves into.
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The American People Volume 1

Author : Larry Kramer
ISBN : 9780374712976
Genre : Fiction
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The long-awaited new novel by America's master playwright and activist—a radical reimagining of our history and our hopes and fears Forty years in the making, The American People embodies Larry Kramer's vision of his beloved and accursed homeland. As the founder of ACT UP and the author of Faggots and The Normal Heart, Kramer has decisively affected American lives and letters. Here, as only he can, he tells the heartbreaking and heroic story of one nation under a plague, contaminated by greed, hate, and disease yet host to transcendent acts of courage and kindness. In this magisterial novel's sweeping first volume, which runs up to the 1950s, we meet prehistoric monkeys who spread a peculiar virus, a Native American shaman whose sexual explorations mutate into occult visions, and early English settlers who live as loving same-sex couples only to fall victim to the forces of bigotry. George Washington and Alexander Hamilton revel in unexpected intimacies, and John Wilkes Booth's motives for assassinating Abraham Lincoln are thoroughly revised. In the twentieth century, the nightmare of history deepens as a religious sect conspires with eugenicists, McCarthyites, and Ivy Leaguers to exterminate homosexuals, and the AIDS virus begins to spread. Against all this, Kramer sets the tender story of a middle-class family outside Washington, D.C., trying to get along in the darkest of times. The American People is a work of ribald satire, prophetic anger, and dazzling imagination. It is an encyclopedic indictment written with outrageous love.
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Jerks To Gentle Men

Author : Hope J. Springs
ISBN : 9781465333834
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Memphis, Tennessee, 1990. High School football star AJ Tallisdales journey from jerkdom begins when Victory Poindexter who he believes to be a virgin piques his interest. After developing feelings for her, he finds out that she is not the virgin of everyones report and breaks up with her. Feeling betrayed, AJ unknowingly feeds her to the wolves, namely his friend and fellow jerk, Yellow. After finding a new love in college, AJ regrets the damage done to Victorys reputation during high school and seeks redemption. Over the course of twenty years, AJ and Yellow suffer a wave of trials and tribulations that ultimately bring them to their knees and their destiny.
Category: Family & Relationships

Blood Highway

Author : Sheila Johnson
ISBN : 9780786036233
Genre : True Crime
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Dead Wrong On January 23, 2000, already battered by an ice storm, the rural Alabama resort town of Mentone was about to be struck by an even more terrifying freak catastrophe. Hurtling down the highway in a Lincoln Town Car was Hayward Bissell, a 400-pound madman on a murder rampage. Ramming the pickup truck of Don and Rhea Pirch, Bissell lured Don Pirch on to the road, running him down with his car. Dead Reckoning Bissell next targeted the home of James and Sue Pumphrey. After stabbing James Pumphrey in the stomach, Bissell was thwarted by two family dogs, who gave their lives to protect their owners. Their sacrifice bought Pumphrey enough time to get a gun and scare off Bissell--who didn't know the weapon was actually inoperable. Dead End When Bissell was finally stopped, police discovered that he wasn't alone. Occupying the passenger seat beside him was the mutilated, partially dismembered body of his pregnant girlfriend, Patricia Ann Booher. In February 2002, Bissell pled "guilty but insane" and was sent to prison for life. Was he really crazy? Or was he crazy like a fox, turning it on and off to try to beat a death sentence for Booher's murder. . . Includes 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos
Category: True Crime


Author : Courtney Rausch
ISBN : 9781469118109
Genre : Fiction
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You never get something for nothing, something that Cara was always told as a child and now that childhood lesson comes to life. A trip to George Raphaels Private Island leaves Cara and her friends not entirely human, with powers beyond belief. Now running for their lives they turn to the only other person whos ever been on the island, Rina, but little do they know thats only the beginning of what Rina has planned to gain revenge on Raphael.
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Waiting For Time

Author : Bernice Morgan
ISBN : 1550810804
Genre : Canada
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This sequel to "Random passage" continues the saga of the inhabitants of Cape Random. It also tells the story of today's Newfoundland, a place where the past overshadows the present and shapes the future. Lave Andrews, a young professional sent from Ottawa to assess the fisheries crisis, discovers her roots as she explores the province. 1995.
Category: Canada