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All He Ever Dreamed

Author : Shannon Stacey
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Josh Kowalski is tired of holding down the fort—better known as the Northern Star Lodge—while his siblings are off living their dreams. Now that his oldest brother has returned to Whitford, Maine for good, Josh is free to chase some dreams of his own. As the daughter of the lodge's longtime housekeeper, Katie Davis grew up alongside the Kowalski kids. Though she's always been "one of the guys", her feelings for Josh are anything but sisterly. And after a hot late-night encounter in the kitchen, it's clear Josh finally sees her as the woman she is. Katie's been waiting years for Josh to notice her, but now that he has, she's afraid it's too late. Giving her heart to a man who can't wait to leave town is one sure way to have it broken. But Josh keeps coming up with excuses not to leave—could it be that everything he's ever wanted is closer than he could have imagined? Review "I'm madly in love with the Kowalskis. And I love Shannon Stacey's voice!" - New York Times Bestselling Author Nalini Singh "Shannon Stacey's books are a unique celebration of romance: contemporary stories that feature real and honest people, hilarious dialogue, and situations that are emotional and truthful. Drop everything and read Shannon Stacey." ~Sarah Wendell, author of Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels "This is the perfect contemporary romance!" -RT Book Reviews on Undeniably Yours About the Author New York Times bestselling author Shannon Stacey lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her favorite activities are writing stories of happily ever after and riding her four-wheeler. The Stacey family spends many weekends on their ATVs, making loads of muddy laundry to keep Shannon busy when she’s not at her computer. However, she prefers writing to laundry and considers herself lucky she got to be an author when she grew up. Visit her at

Regret The Dark Hour

Author : Richard Hood
Genre : Fiction
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When Nole Darlen kills his father—the man who has built the largest house anyone in these East Tennessee hills has ever seen—the single resounding gunshot sets up a dark patchwork of memory and expectation that gathers-up townspeople, hill-folks, lovers and outlaws. Here is a tangled tale involving the dead man’s wife, neighbor Burlton Hobbes, desperado Jem Craishot, and a grizzled muskrat-trapper named Hogeye. Central to the story is a pistol that Nole Darlen has taken from a card game the night before the murder. The pistol becomes a totem to Nole, an embodiment of the frustrations and failures that have dogged his life. He envies and fears the outlaw, Jem Craishot, wishing he, too, could be “fearsome,” but descends, instead, into cowardice and betrayal. Eventually, the gun becomes a central element of the novel’s twisted story, a talisman of murder, and a key to the book’s shocking ending. Richard Hood brings to bear his deep roots in rural East Tennessee. The plots and subplots of Regret the Dark Hour are based on true stories. The house still exists, the patricide really happened, the outlaw—Jem Craishot—is based upon the legendary Kinny Wagner, whose exploits derive from this time and region. The novel’s social and cultural backgrounds are accurate, and call-up the rich heritage of East Tennessee. The novel has been called “Southern Gothic Noir,” and Hood describes it as an “anti-mystery.” There is never any doubt about who killed Carl Darlen, but the story turns and weaves through the day of the murder and ends with a startling, dark, surprise. Here is a story of family violence—its simmering causes and smoldering consequences—set against the clashing tensions of old-and-new, fiddle-tunes and factories, among the hills and coves of prohibition-era East Tennessee. Praise for REGRET THE DARK HOUR: “Richard Hood’s Regret the Dark Hour is a search for Regional Truth and the ways memory, representation, and history intertwine to produce stories, interpretation, and character. This novel is a triumph—giving us the sound and flavor of prohibition-era East Tennessee, in a mix of voice, perception, and blindness embedded within the darkly tangled story of a family murder.” —Shelby Stephenson, Poet Laureate of North Carolina and author of Paul’s Hill: Homage to Whitman; Our World and Nin’s Poem “Regret the Dark Hour calls up a story of betrayal, forbidden love, and familial violence in prohibition-era Appalachia. Hood’s stunning and lyrical writing vividly captures the world of this forgotten time period. A beautiful debut and wonderful addition to southern noir.” —Jen Conley, author of Seven Ways to Get Rid of Harry
Category: Fiction

The Fallen

Author : Thomas E. Sniegoski
ISBN : 9780689855771
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Aaron Corbet isn't a bad kid -- he's just a little different. archangel On the eve of his eighteenth birthday, Aaron dreams of a darkly violent landscape. He can hear the sounds of weapons clanging, the screams of the stricken, and another sound he cannot quite decipher. But gazing upward at the sky, he suddenly understands. It is the sound of great wings, angels' wings, beating the air unmercifully as hundreds of armored warriors descend on the battlefield. Orphaned since birth, Aaron is suddenly discovering newfound -- and sometimes supernatural -- talents. But not until he is approached by two men does he learn the truth about his own destiny, and his role as a liaison between angels, mortals, and Powers both good and evil, some of whom are hell-bent on his own destruction....
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Just For One Day

Author : Louise Wener
ISBN : 9781446407929
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Just For One Day takes you on Louise Wener's musical odyssey from awkward 80s suburban pop geek to 90s jet-set Britpop goddess. Of course, once she's living the dream at the height of Britpop's glory, things aren't quite how they appeared from the other side. With her band Sleeper, Louise goes from doing gigs in toilets to gigs in stadiums, and on to the big interviews, constant touring and endless excess via Top of the Pops. These are the hilarious adventures of a girl's journey through Britpop, from the embarrassments of growing up to trying to remember what on earth it was you really wanted while eating Twiglets backstage and enviously eyeing up Damon Albarn's plate of foreign cheeses. PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Waiting For White Horses

Author : Nathan Jorgenson
ISBN : 9780974637044
Genre : Fiction
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The friendship between Grant Thorson and Will Campbell is the only sure thing in Grant's life as he suffers a series of painful losses. When he falls in love with Susan, it seems that happiness is his once more. But when Will dies, Grant decides that loving someone makes him too vulnerable, so he pushes Susan and his daughter away to keep from being hurt again.
Category: Fiction

Last Stories And Other Stories

Author : William T Vollmann
ISBN : 9780698135482
Genre : Fiction
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Supernaturally tinged stories from William T. Vollmann, author of the National Book Award winner Europe Central In this magnificent new work of fiction, his first in nine years, celebrated author William T. Vollmann offers a collection of ghost stories linked by themes of love, death, and the erotic. A Bohemian farmer’s dead wife returns to him, and their love endures, but at a gruesome price. A geisha prolongs her life by turning into a cherry tree. A journalist, haunted by the half-forgotten killing of a Bosnian couple, watches their story, and his own wartime tragedy, slip away from him. A dying American romances the ghost of his high school sweetheart while a homeless salaryman in Tokyo animates paper cutouts of ancient heroes. Are ghosts memories, fantasies, or monsters? Is there life in death? Vollmann has always operated in the shadowy borderland between categories, and these eerie tales, however far-flung their settings, all focus on the attempts of the living to avoid, control, or even seduce death. Vollmann’s stories will transport readers to a fantastical world where love and lust make anything possible.
Category: Fiction

Drinking Sak All Alone

Author : Geri Bennett
ISBN : 9781462040698
Genre : Fiction
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Sunao Tokumura, descendent of an old and honorable samurai family, has risen to the powerful post of vice minister in the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry. Unable to forget the tears of shame shed by his father as Japan surrendered in 1945, Tokumura has vowed vengeance against America. Satoshi Yoshida, aging billionaire industrialist, also seeks revenge against the country that imprisoned him as a war criminal for his support of its enemies in WWII. His money and influence now extend from the dark corners inhabited by the yakusa to a former president of the United States, and he has discovered a way to manipulate the current president. Together the two men have devised a plot to destroy the country they both loathe, using innocent Americans and their own countrymen as pawns. Maggie Davidson Stuart, was unable to defy her fathers objections to her Japanese suitor, Stan Mitsunari, and married Charles Stuart, the young banker considered to be of proper background. Tokumura and Yoshida draw the unsuspecting Stan, now a respected financial editor in Japan, into the scheme as America is thrown into chaos by massive labor strikes, a Treasury bond boycott, and the sabotaging of an innovative computer storage system. When her father dies suddenly and Charles leaves her for his male lover, Maggie assumes leadership of the prestigious Davidson Hotel Group, the family owned company. Stan and Maggie are reunited when Stan begins to suspect the vicious plot, but will anyone believe him in time to stop the madness?
Category: Fiction

Lessons From U S Allies In Security Cooperation With Third Countries

Author : Jennifer D. P. Moroney
ISBN : 9780833059109
Genre : History
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Several key U.S. allies engage in security cooperation, albeit on a smaller scale than the United States. To see what the U.S. Air Force can learn from these efforts, the authors examined how and why three allies--Australia, France, and the United Kingdom--provide security cooperation and highlight three key areas that could benefit from further collaboration: staff talks, exercises, and training followed by exercises.
Category: History