A captivating new series for fans of high school drama with a paranormal twist. Meet the Knight family. Ash, Lucas, Marius, Caleb, Savannah, Ashley and Scarlett.All siblings with one thing in common - they hate their father and each other in equal measures.Being a Knight is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, they have it all. Looks, money, power and popularity.They are feared and desired and rule the school.Then there's their father.Devlin Knight. The one man nobody wants to meet. He is rich, charismatic and devastatingly handsome.He lives alone in a mansion on a hill overlooking Fallen County and he sees everything. He owns the town and more besides and yet his real reason for being here is Hell on earth.There is no room in his heart for love and that's just the way he likes it.Then he meets Luna.The one woman who intrigues him because her soul is shrouded in mystery. Who is she? He is drawn to her like no other and he can't keep away. But Luna is hiding a secret even she doesn't know about. Will he discover who luna really is before it's too late, or will something happen that crushes the soul of the devil himself?The Knight family are about to discover that life is about to get interesting.Prepare to discover a new series and fall in love with the Knights of Fallen County.
Savannah is considered a Southern treasure, a city of beauty with a rich, colorful past. Some might even call it magical.... To the uninitiated, Savannah shows only her bright face and genteel manner. Those who know her well, though, can see beyond her colonial trappings and small-city charm to a world where witchcraft is respected, Hoodoo is feared, and spirits linger. Mercy Taylor is all too familiar with the supernatural side of Savannah, being a member of the most powerful family of witches in the South. Despite being powerless herself, of course. Having grown up without magic of her own, in the shadow of her talented and charismatic twin sister, Mercy has always thought herself content. But when a series of mishaps - culminating in the death of the Taylor matriarch - leaves a vacuum in the mystical underpinnings of Savannah, she finds herself thrust into a mystery that could shake her family apart...and unleash a darkness the line of Taylor witches has been keeping at bay for generations. In The Line, the first book of the Witching Savannah series, J. D. Horn weaves magic, romance, and betrayal into a captivating Southern Gothic fantasy with a contemporary flair. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shannon McManus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005729/bk_brll_005729_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New York Times restaurant critic's heartbreaking and hilarious account of how he learned to love food just enough after decades of struggling with his outsize appetite. Frank Bruni was born round, round as in stout, chubby, and hungry, always and endlessly hungry. He grew up in a big, loud Italian family in White Plains, New York, where meals were epic, outsize affairs. At those meals, he demonstrated one of his foremost qualifications for his future career: an epic, outsize love of food. But Bruni's relationship with eating was tricky, and his difficulties with managing it began early. When Bruni was named the restaurant critic for The New York Times in 2004, he knew enough to be nervous. The restaurant critic at the Times performs one of the most closely watched tasks in the epicurean universe; a bumpy ride was certain, especially for someone who had never written about food, someone who for years had been busy writing about politics, presidential campaigns, and the pope. What qualified him to be one of the most loved and hated tastemakers in the New York food world? Did his decades-long obsession with food suffice?Food was his friend and enemy both, something he craved but feared, and his new-job jitters focused primarily on whether he'd finally made some sense of that relationship .In this coveted job, he'd face down his enemy at meal after indulgent meal. As his grandmother often put it, "Born round, you don't die square." Would he fall back into his old habits or could he establish a truce with the food on his plate?Born Round traces the highly unusual path Bruni traveled to become a restaurant critic; it is the captivating account of an unpredictable journalistic ride from an intern's desk at Newsweek to a dream job at The New York Times, as well as the brutally honest story of Bruni's lifelong, often painful, struggle with food. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Bruni. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001319/bk_peng_001319_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the depths of the poverty-stricken West Virginia coal mines to the heights of power as one of the nation's most prominent and feared labor organizers, "Big Dan" Huggins is a hero worthy of Harold Robbins' attention. After its release in 1979, Memories of Another Day spent 24 weeks on The New York Times best sellers list, topping the list at number one and now it's available for digital download. Recognized as one of the world's most captivating storytellers, Robbins has written what is arguably the most significant book ever published about the rise of the labor unions in America. Born to a life of violence and tragedy, Dan becomes one of the most powerful and dangerous labor organizers in the country - at the expense of his personal relationships. He's a man who embraced violence, fierce ambition, lust and a deep hunger for justice even as he accumulated personal wealth, fame, and power. The novel opens at Dan's funeral, where his estranged son Jonathan is relieved by his father's death. But Jonathan is quickly thrust into his father's role and must return to his father's origins to better understand the man who shaped his past and continues to shape his future. Looking into the lives and childhoods of both father and son, Memories of Another Day gives a close look into the perks - and costs - of power. Robbins' gift for combining popular fiction with the most pertinent subjects of the twentieth century allowed him to create a snapshot in time. In this novel, Robbins creates a magnificent epic portrait of 50 years of the bitter birth and tarnished maturity of American labor. Relevant, respectful, and engaging, Memories of Another Day proves once again why Harold Robbins' books have sold more copies than almost any other American writer in history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Bowlby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021034/bk_adbl_021034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mail Men is the gripping, unofficial story of an institution that has become the self-proclaimed voice of middle England, and the adversary of liberals everywhere. Journalist Adrian Addison investigates the secret behind the Mail's extraordinary longevity and commercial success but also examines the controversies that have beset the paper - from its owner's flirtation with fascism in the 1930s to its fractious relationship with liberals, celebrities and politicians today. Revelatory and captivating, this book also gets under the skin of Paul Dacre, the once awkward reporter who has become one of the most feared, hated, secretive, and respected editors in Britain. This is an essential read if you wish to understand modern Britain.
The first English-language book to document the men who emerged from the gulags to become Russia's much-feared crime class: the vory v zakoneMark Galeotti is the go-to expert on organized crime in Russia, consulted by governments and police around the world. Now, Western readers can explore the fascinating history of the vory v zakone, a group that has survived and thrived amid the changes brought on by Stalinism, the Cold War, the Afghan War, and the end of the Soviet experiment.The Vory-as the Russian mafia is also known-was born early in the twentieth century, largely in the gulags and criminal camps, where they developed their unique culture. Identified by their signature tattoos, members abided by the Thieves' Code, a strict system that forbade all paid employment and cooperation with law enforcement and the state. Based on two decades of on-the-ground research, Galeotti's captivating study details the Vory's journey to power from their early days to their adaptation to modern-day Russia's free-wheeling oligarchy and global opportunities beyond.
Paraguay - the name conjures up everything most exotic and extreme in South America. It's a place of hellish jungles, dictators, fraudsters and Nazis, utopian experiments, missionaries and lurid coups. It's not a place for the timid tourist. It doesn't even have its own guidebook. But Paraguay, as revealed in this outstanding new travel book, is among the most beautiful and captivating countries in the world. The beguiling Paraguayans, despised and feared by their neighbours, are unfathomable. They adore Diana, Princess of Wales, as if she were still alive and hundreds volunteered to fight for Britain in the Falklands War. Their politics are Byzantine but when the Vice-President is murdered, they call in Scotland Yard. Discover more about the unique traditions of South American culture through this fascinating piece of travel journalism.
Three captivating stories of mystery, love, humor, and obsession. Artificial Light sets the tone, when a mid-aged show entertainer, John Gotten, creates a natural dummy that will add the necessary ingredients to get his show off the ground. But when certain things are discovered, Mr. John Gotten is under pressure, as he realizes that he is what he's invented and will succumb to its personal force. A Mind's Eye brings you a lonely, thirteen-year-old monster-movie-crazy with a gift, and, perhaps, an intriguing vision to see the things he's longed, as well as those he's feared. Full Moon shreds the bones off its victims' back, when an exotically sophisticated animal lurks the wilderness of New Jersey, coursing through the backwoods undetected, howling at the light of the moon and tearing its claws into anything that crosses its path. All are in danger; some are in suspect, while others are in denial. A frightened child may know something; an aging cop will discover the truth. But none will escape the deadly clamor of the Moonlight. Three tales full of surprises and unexpected turns. Equipped with razor-sharp dialogue of snappy comic, and mounting suspense. The unknown is present throughout and none will be safe in putting this book down, once the dread sinks in, settling into the furthest dimension of mind.