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Download E-books A Winter Wonderland PDF

By Fern Michaels, Holly Chamberlin

4 exact vacation choices from modern-day favourite authors remind us that once love is in your record, you by no means need to cease believing. . .

"A wintry weather Wonderland" via Fern Michaels

Angelica Shepard left ny for Christmas in Colorado to chill and unwind--but an out-of-control snowboarder nearly had her laid to relaxation. whilst she wakes up within the sanatorium, all she recalls is the good-looking angel who stored her. . .

"The pleasure of Christmas" through Holly Chamberlin

Not all happiness is nice for you--or that is what Iris Karr thinks whilst she makes a decision to maneuver away rather than marrying her sweetheart Ben. Even years later, residing with that call is not easy--until a well-recognized face involves name her domestic for the vacations. . .

"The Christmas Thief" by means of Leslie Meier

Elizabeth Stone is prepared for a white Christmas in Tinker's Cove, Maine--until a posh xmas ball on the Florida inn the place she works dumps snow on her plans. The sponsor's jewels have long gone lacking and the police are asking approximately her ties to a adorable secret visitor. great point Elizabeth's mom, Lucy Stone, flew right down to shock her. ‘Tis the season for a bit investigating. . .

"The Christmas Collector" by means of Kristina McMorris

Estate liquidator Jenna Matthews is not one for Christmas nostalgia. but if one grandmother's keepsakes recommend a mystery lifestyles, unwrapping the secret leads Jenna--and her client's good-looking grandson--to the real center of the vacation spirit. . .

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Download E-books Dangerous Women PDF

By George R. R. Martin

All new and unique to this anthology, the twenty-one tales in Dangerous Women contain paintings through twelve New York Times bestsellers, and 7 tales set within the authors' bestselling continuities-including a brand new "Outlander" tale via Diana Gabaldon, a story of Harry Dresden's global by way of Jim Butcher, a narrative from Lev Grossman set on this planet of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella via George R. R. Martin concerning the Dance of the Dragons, the tremendous civil conflict that tore Westeros aside approximately centuries sooner than the occasions of A video game of Thrones.

Also incorporated are unique tales through Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lawrence Block, Carrie Vaughn, S. M. Stirling, Sharon Kay Penman, and more.

Writes Gardner Dozois in his creation: "Here you will discover no hapless sufferers who stand via whimpering in dread whereas the male hero fights the monster...Instead, you'll find sword-wielding ladies warriors, intrepid ladies fighter pilots and far-ranging spacewomen, lethal lady serial killers, bold girl superheroes, sly and seductive femmes fatale, lady wizards, hard-living undesirable women, girl bandits and rebels, embattled survivors in Post-Apocalyptic futures, lady inner most Investigators, stern lady putting judges, haughty queens who rule international locations and whose jealousies and goals ship millions to grisly deaths, bold dragonriders, and plenty of more."

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Download E-books The Vietnam Reader: The Definitive Collection of Fiction and Nonfiction on the War PDF

The Vietnam Reader is a variety of the best and best-known artwork from the yank warfare in Vietnam, together with fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, movie, nonetheless images, and well known tune lyrics. all of the most powerful paintings is right here, from mainstream bestsellers to radical poetry, from Tim O'Brien to Marvin Gaye. additionally incorporated are incisive reader's questions--useful for educators and ebook clubs--in a quantity that makes a vital contribution to a much broader realizing of the Vietnam War.

This authoritative and available quantity is bound to develop into a vintage reference, in addition to critical and provocative studying for a person who desires to be aware of extra concerning the battle that modified the face of late-twentieth-century the US.

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Download E-books Shadows of Carcosa: Tales of Cosmic Horror by Lovecraft, Chambers, Machen, Poe, and Other Masters of the Weird (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

From the fictitious land of Carcosa that encouraged the HBO exhibit True Detective to H. P. Lovecraft’s accursed New England hills, this assortment good points essentially the most mythical landscapes of the cosmic horror style. The assortment contains the next twelve stories:
 
Edgar Allan Poe, "MS. present in a Bottle"
Bram Stoker, "The Squaw"
Ambrose Bierce, "Moxon's Master"
Ambrose Bierce, "The Damned Thing"
Ambrose Bierce, "An Inhabitant of Carcosa"
R. W. Chambers, "The Repairer of Reputations"
M. P. Shiel, "The apartment of Sounds"
Arthur Machen, "The White People"
Algernon Blackwood, "The Willows"
Henry James, "The Jolly Corner"
Walter de los angeles Mare, "Seaton's Aunt"
H. P. Lovecraft, "The color Out of Space"

“The precise bizarre story has anything greater than a mystery homicide, bloody bones, or a sheeted shape clanking chains. an environment of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces needs to be current; a touch of that almost all bad notion of the human brain—a malign and specific suspension or defeat of these mounted legislation of Nature that are our simply guard opposed to the attacks of chaos and the daemons of unplumbed space.”—H. P. Lovecraft

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Download E-books The Secret Society of Demolition Writers PDF

By Marc Parent

What might you write if not anyone knew who you were?

In the spirit of the demolition derby, the place drivers take heedless dangers with reckless abandon, welcome to the 1st convocation of the key Society of Demolition Writers. here's a unique assortment by means of recognized authors writing anonymously–and dangerously. With the standard issues approximately reputations and renown solid apart, those twelve daredevils have each one contributed an severe, no-holds-barred unsigned tale, each one shining as brightly and urgently as threat lights.

Unconventional and unapologetic, this publishing similar of a whodunit good points an eclectic workforce of fictional characters, together with a delusional schizophrenic narrator, an egg donor with moment concepts approximately her choice, a pharmacist who types a unusual weigh down on a lady who beat either one of her mom and dad to dying, and a bit lady who is aware that an previous secure is the edge to a different, ghostly, global. both assorted and astonishing are the authors themselves: Aimee Bender, Benjamin Cheever, Michael Connelly, Sebastian Junger, Elizabeth McCracken, Rosie O’Donnell, Chris Offutt, Anna Quindlen, John Burnham Schwartz, Alice Sebold, Lauren Slater, and Marc Parent, the editor of the gathering. by no means sooner than has one of these wide-ranging and gifted team of authors been assembled to such explosive and enjoyable effect.

The mystery Society of Demolition Writers is an exciting puzzle in itself, yet it’s additionally a massive addition to the careers of a few of our most interesting storytellers–even if we by no means fairly understand who wrote what. Its boundary-smashing fiction bargains exhilarating evidence that for an artist, withholding your identification can suggest gaining your freedom.

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Download E-books Twisted: The Collected of Jeffery Deaver PDF

By Jeffery Deaver

New York Times bestselling writer Jeffery Deaver has lengthy overjoyed fanatics with stories of masterful villains and their nefarious methods, and the bright minds who carry them to justice. Now the writer of the Lincoln Rhyme sequence has accrued for the 1st time his award-winning, spine-tingling tales of suspense -- tales that may widen your eyes and stretch your imagination.

A appealing lady is going to extremes to rid herself of her stalker; a daughter begs her father to not move fishing in a space the place there were a sequence of brutal killings; a latest of the playwright William Shakespeare vows to avenge his family's smash; and Jeffery Deaver's so much liked personality, criminalist Lincoln Rhyme, is again to resolve a chilling Christmastime disappearance.

Diverse, provocative, eerie and encouraged, this number of Jeffery Deaver's most sensible tales shows the superb variety and signature plot twists that experience earned him the name "master of ticking-bomb suspense" (People). With nods to O. Henry and Edgar Allan Poe, those fantastically crafted items, by no means sooner than compiled in a single quantity, pulse with sophisticated intrigue and Deaver's incomparable mind's eye.

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Download E-books The Complete Stories (FSG Classics) PDF

By Flannery O'Connor

Winner of the nationwide booklet Award

The book of this striking quantity firmly validated Flannery O'Connor's enormous contribution to American fiction. There are thirty-one tales the following in all, together with twelve that don't seem within the in basic terms tale collections O'Connor prepare in her brief lifetime--Everything That Rises needs to Converge and A reliable guy is tough to Find.

O'Connor released her first tale, "The Geranium," in 1946, whereas she was once engaged on her master's measure on the collage of Iowa. prepared chronologically, this assortment exhibits that her final tale, "Judgement Day"--sent to her writer almost immediately sooner than her death―is a brilliantly rewritten and transfigured model of "The Geranium." Taken jointly, those tales show a full of life, penetrating expertise that has given us essentially the most robust and traumatic fiction of the 20 th century. additionally incorporated is an advent via O'Connor's longtime editor and buddy, Robert Giroux.

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Download E-books The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft (The Annotated Books) PDF

By H. P. Lovecraft, Leslie S. Klinger

A Slate, and San Francisco Chronicle most sensible e-book of 2014

From throughout unusual aeons comes the long-awaited annotated version of “the 20th century’s maximum practitioner of the vintage horror story” (Stephen King).

"With an expanding distance from the 20 th century…the New England poet, writer, essayist, and stunningly profuse epistolary Howard Phillips Lovecraft is starting to end up one in every of that tumultuous period’s so much seriously interesting and but enigmatic figures," writes Alan Moore in his advent to The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft.  Despite this approximately unheard of posthumous trajectory, on the time of his demise on the age of forty-six, Lovecraft's paintings had seemed purely in dime-store magazines, neglected through the general public and maligned by means of critics. Now good over a century after his delivery, Lovecraft is more and more being well-known because the starting place for American horror and technological know-how fiction, the resource of "incalculable impression on succeeding generations of writers of horror fiction" (Joyce Carol Oates).

In this quantity, Leslie S. Klinger reanimates Lovecraft with readability and historic perception, charting the increase of the erstwhile pulp author, whose rediscovery and reclamation into the literary canon will be in comparison basically to that of Poe or Melville. Weaving jointly a wide base of latest scholarship together with his personal unique insights, Klinger appends Lovecraft's uncanny oeuvre and Kafkaesque existence tale in a fashion that gives context and unlocks some of the secrets and techniques of his frequently cryptic physique of work.

Over the process his profession, Lovecraft―"the Copernicus of the horror tale" (Fritz Leiber)―made a marked departure from the gothic form of his predecessors that concentrated totally on ghosts, ghouls, and witches, as a substitute crafting an enormous mythos within which humanity is yet a blissfully unaware speck in a cosmos shared via sizeable and historic alien beings. one of many progenitors of "weird fiction," Lovecraft wrote tales suggesting that we proportion not only our truth yet our planet, or even a standard ancestry, with unspeakable, godlike creatures only one unintentional revelation clear of rising from their epoch of hibernation and extinguishing either our person sanity and whole civilization.

Following his best-selling The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Leslie S. Klinger collects right here twenty-two of Lovecraft's top, so much chilling "Arkham" stories, together with "The name of Cthulhu," At the Mountains of Madness, "The Whisperer in Darkness," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," "The color Out of Space," and others. With approximately three hundred illustrations, together with full-color reproductions of the unique art and covers from Weird Tales and Astounding Stories, and greater than 1,000 annotations, this quantity illuminates each measurement of H. P. Lovecraft and stirs the good outdated Ones of their millennia of sleep.

280 colour illustrations

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Download E-books Rock On: The Greatest Hits of Science Fiction & Fantasy PDF

  • Kick out the jams with scorching licks and terrific riffs on rock and roll from the single type of fiction that feeds the soul: technological know-how fiction and fable. Like rock, speculative fiction is bigger than existence, there is no restrict on the place it might probably take you. And nor is — even now — absolutely good. Electrifying tales with the force, the emotion, the soul of rock. Headliners and emerging stars take the level with their maximum hits. discover a position, seize a few space...get able to rock!

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Download E-books The Illustrated Man PDF

By Ray Bradbury

The Illustrated Man, a seminal paintings in Ray Bradbury’s occupation, whose notable strength and mind's eye stay undimmed by way of time’s passage, is obtainable from Simon & Schuster for the 1st time.

Ray Bradbury brings wonders alive. For this peerless American storyteller, the main bewitching strength within the universe is human nature. In those eighteen startling stories unfolding throughout a canvas of tattooed pores and skin, residing towns take their vengeance, expertise awakens the main primal natural tendencies, and desires are carried aloft in junkyard rockets. Provocative and robust, The Illustrated guy is a kaleidoscopic mixing of magic, mind's eye, and truth—as exhilarating as interplanetary trip, as maddening as a stroll in a million-year rain, and as comforting as easy, time-honored rituals at the final evening of the realm.

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