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Devil’s Heart

It was in the summer of 1958 that the horror surfaced in the town of Whitfield, erupting like a festering boil, spewing its corruption on everyone near it. Those who survived the terror remember it as the summer of The Digging — the time when the hot wind began to blow, when the Devil’s creatures rose from the putrid bowels of the earth, when the inhabitants of Whitfield were touched by…

Now it was summer again in Whitfield. The town was peaceful, quiet, and unprepared for the atrocities to come. Eternal life, everlasting youth, an orgy that would span time — that was what the Lord of Darkness was promising the coven members in return for their pledge of love. The few who had fought against his hideous powers before, believed it could never happen again. Then the hot wind began to blow — as black and evil as…
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Devil’s Garden

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **From the critically acclaimed, award-nominated author comes a new noir crime classic about one of the most notorious trials in American history.** Critics called Ace Atkins’s *Wicked City* “gripping, superb” (*Library Journal*), “stunning” (*The Tampa Tribune*), “terrific” (Associated Press), “riveting” (*Kirkus Reviews*), “wicked good” (*Fort Worth Star-Telegram*), and “Atkins’ best novel” (*The Washington Post*). But *Devil’s Garden* is something else again. San Francisco, September 1921: Silent-screen comedy star Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle is throwing a wild party in his suite at the St. Francis Hotel: girls, jazz, bootleg hooch . . . and a dead actress named Virginia Rappe. The D.A. says it was Arbuckle who killed her—crushing her under his weight—and brings him up on manslaughter charges. William Randolph Hearst’s newspapers stir up the public and demand a guilty verdict. But what really happened? Why do so many people at the party seem to have stories that conflict? Why is the prosecution hiding witnesses? Why are there body parts missing from the autopsied corpse? Why is Hearst so determined to see Fatty Arbuckle convicted? In desperation, Arbuckle’s defense team hires a Pinkerton agent to do an investigation of his own and, they hope, discover the truth. The agent’s name is Dashiell Hammett, and he’s the book’s narrator. What he discovers will change American legal history—and his own life—forever. “The historical accuracy isn’t what elevates Atkins’ prose to greatness,” said *The Tampa Tribune*. “It’s his ability to let these characters breathe in a way that few authors could ever imagine. He doesn’t so much write them as unleash them upon the page.” You will not soon forget the extraordinary characters and events in *Devil’s Garden*.

Devil’s dream

SUMMARY: From the author of All Souls’ Rising which The Washington Post called “A serious historical novel that reads like a dream,” comes a powerful new novel about Nathan Bedford Forrest, the most reviled, celebrated, and legendary, of Civil War generals. With the same eloquence, dramatic energy, and grasp of history that marked his previous works, Madison Smartt Bell gives us a wholly new vantage point from which to view this complicated American figure. Considered a rogue by the upper ranks of the Confederate Army, who did not properly use his talents, Forrest was often relegated to small-scale operations.In Devil’s Dream, Bell brings to life an energetic, plainspoken man who does not tolerate weakness in himself or in those around him. We see Forrest on and off the battlefield, in less familiar but no less revealing moments of his life: courting the woman who would become his wife; battling a compulsion to gamble; overcoming his abhorrence of the army bureaucracy to rise to its highest ranks. We see him treating his slaves humanely even as he fights to ensure their continued enslavement, and in battle we see his knack for keeping his enemy unsettled, his instinct for the unexpected, and his relentless stamina.As Devil’s Dream moves back and forth in time, providing prismatic glimpses of Forrest, a vivid portrait comes into focus: a rough, fierce man with a life fill of contradictions.

The Devil’s Alphabet

From Daryl Gregory, whose Pandemonium was one of the most exciting debut novels in memory, comes an astonishing work of soaring imaginative power that breaks new ground in contemporary fantasy.
Switchcreek was a normal town in eastern Tennessee until a mysterious disease killed a third of its residents and mutated most of the rest into monstrous oddities. Then, as quickly and inexplicably as it had struck, the disease–dubbed Transcription Divergence Syndrome (TDS)–vanished, leaving behind a population divided into three new branches of humanity: giant gray-skinned argos, hairless seal-like betas, and grotesquely obese charlies.
Paxton Abel Martin was fourteen when TDS struck, killing his mother, transforming his preacher father into a charlie, and changing one of his best friends, Jo Lynn, into a beta. But Pax was one of the few who didn’t change. He remained as normal as ever. At least on the outside.
Having fled shortly after the pandemic, Pax now returns to Switchcreek fifteen years later, following the suicide of Jo Lynn. What he finds is a town seething with secrets, among which murder may well be numbered. But there are even darker–and far weirder–mysteries hiding below the surface that will threaten not only Pax’s future but the future of the whole human race.

The Devil Wears Plaid

An innocent woman…Emmaline Marlow is about to wed the extremely powerful laird of the Hepburn clan to save her father from debtor’s prison when ruffian Jamie Sinclair bursts into the abbey on a magnificent black horse and abducts her in one strong swoop. Though he is Hepburn’s sworn enemy, Emma’s mysterious captor is everything her bridegroom is not—handsome, virile, dangerous…and a perilous temptation for her yearning heart. A dangerous man…Jamie expects Emma to be some milksop English miss, not a fiery, defiant beauty whose irresistible charms will tempt him at every turn. But he cannot allow either one of them to forget he is her enemy and she his pawn in the deadly Highland feud between the clans. Stealing his enemy’s bride was simple, but can he claim her innocence without losing his heart? Book 1 of 5 of the Brides of the Highlands Series (Can be read in any order) The Brides of the Highlands Series includes The Devil Wears Plaid, Heather and Velvet, A Whisper of Roses, Some Like It Wicked and Some Like It Wild  “A sinfully sexy hero, a strong-willed intelligent heroine and an engaging plot richly imbued with danger and desire all come together brilliantly.”—Chicago Tribune “Vividly three-dimensional characters and a plot full of tasty twists, tear-inducing scenes and laugh-out-loud dialogue. Medeiros is a superb storyteller!”—Booklist Starred Review “Funny, gently poignant historical with wit, sizzle and twists that turn expectations on their head. A delightful diversion!”—Library Journal “From the first page to the last, Medeiros holds you enthralled with an enchanting plot, charismatic characters and strong sensuality. Another deep-sigh keeper from a master!”—Romantic Times “Charming, quick-paced and clever with an appealing, self-reliant heroine.”—Publishers Weekly ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITIONScottish romance, Highland romance, Regency romance, Bride romance, Captive romance

The Devil She Knows

Even a devil deserves the good love of a woman. . .

After avenging the murders of his family, Gareth Lowell headed west to put his demons to rest. Though several years have passed, he still carries the weight of his sins and doesn’t believe he deserves to be loved–even by the beautiful Portia Townsend. He’s known Portia since she was a young girl, and though she’s blossomed into a voluptuous woman, he resists the deep longing she stirs in him.

When Portia realizes Gareth will never see her as anything more than the feisty, silly girl she once was, she decides to move on. Trouble is, Portia has once again gotten herself into a dangerous situation, and the only way out is to marry Gareth–if only temporarily. Turns out getting hitched was the easy part, while giving up a scorching passion is the last thing either are willing to admit. . .

Praise For The Novels Of Diane Whiteside

”Very hot. . .Once you start you won’t want to stop reading.” –*Romantic Times*

”So steamy that it fogs one’s reading glasses. . .” –*Booklist* on The Irish Devil
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Deus Irae

EDITORIAL REVIEW: In the years following World War III, a new and powerful faith has arisen from a scorched and poisoned Earth, a faith that embraces the architect of world wide devastation. The Servants of Wrath have deified Carlton Lufteufel and re-christened him the Deus Irae. In the small community of Charlottesville, Utah, Tibor McMasters, born without arms or legs, has, through an array of prostheses, established a far-reaching reputation as an inspired painter. When the new church commissions a grand mural depicting the Deus Irae, it falls upon Tibor to make a treacherous journey to find the man, to find the god, and capture his terrible visage for posterity.

Destiny’s Star

Destiny’s Star by Elizabeth Vaughan
**View our feature on Elizabeth Vaughan’s *Destiny’s Star*.A return to the world of the Warlands… **
Bethral, a beautiful warrior, and Ezren, a quick-witted storyteller, are confronted with a civil war and a tribe or warriors with their own code of honor and their own rules of pleasure and partnership. To stay alive they must learn new customs, confront their enemies, and conceal Ezren’s fiery power.

Destined to Last

Lady Kate Cole was a young woman of exceptional beauty, extraordinary talent, and notable charm. She was also a woman so remarkably prone to accidents that it was generally considered wise to keep as much distance from her as possible. Yet Andrew Hunter simply couldn’t stay away. No other woman would do for his wife. He would give her adventure, fidelity, and a fortune so vast she’d need several lifetimes to go through half of it. What woman could ask for more? All Kate asked for was a true love match. And Mr. Hunter clearly had no room in his heart for such a silly emotion. But then how was it that no matter what adventure he dragged her on, no matter what mishap befell her, the look in his eyes told her they were destined to last?
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Desperation

Stephen King, the world’s bestselling author, that you do not want to visit…because it’s pure hell to live there! In the desolate mining town of Desperation, Nevada, there is something very wrong. The local lawman is besieged by delusions of murderous grandeur, dead animals decorate the landscape, and visitors are few and far between. But when an unlucky group of travelers is waylaid in the desert anti-oasis, the battle lines are drawn against an ancient and unholy evil, determined to be born again! Praise for “Desperation”: “[ “Desperation” is] astonishing…the terror is relentless”.– “Publishers Weekly” ” “Desperation” builds to a climax reminiscent of “The Stand”.”– “Washington Post Book World” “A double dose of ghostly horror. “Desperation” is pure King, a rollicking good tale skillfully told of repugnance and godliness doing high-screech battle”.– “San Francisco Chronicle”

Desperately Seeking

Kate never intended the get-over guy to fall in love with her …

No, Keith was just the lovely fella who was definitely not her type, but would help her feel good about herself while she got over one of the World’s Biggest Bastards. However, after the initial shock of hearing herself agree to marry him, Kate reckons that for once she is doing the right thing. A future with a wonderful man who is kind, generous, great in bed, sure to be a model husband and father and who – no mean feat this – can put up with her big mad family, is exactly what she wants.

But is it?

Because whatever her head might be doing, she can’t stop her heart pushing her towards the most surprising – and unsuitable – man she could possibly fall for …
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Desperate Cargo

Infiltrating a Dutch human trafficking organization turns deadly when two undercover agents are tortured and shot. Protected by a complex infrastructure and ruthless lawyers, the businessmen behind the crime are untouchable under international law. But Mack Bolan isn’t about to play by their rules.Entering Holland alone, Bolan heads to Rotterdam where he is prepared to seek out his target and destroy the corrupt organization piece by piece. The leaders of the group think they are invincible, but with the lives of women and children at stake, they are about to learn what it’s like to be hunted by the Executioner.

Desolate Angel

SUMMARY: First in a series that takes readers into a new dimension in detective stories.He was once a second-rate cop, a mediocre husband, and an absent father. But ever since he was killed in a drug bust gone bad, Kevin Faheys been a lost soul in limbo. Until he encounters a dead victim whose murder he thought he solved, a girl who points him to a fresh body. And Fahey realizes he imprisoned the wrong manand the true killer is still on the loose.

A Desirable Residence

***From the author of the sensational bestselling Sophie Kinsella novels and the *New York Times *bestsellers *The Wedding Girl *and *Sleeping Arrangements, *comes a wicked comedy of adultery, angst, and modern marriage ***
The asking price for this house includes a stunning renovation of hearts and dreams….Liz and Jonathan Chambers were stuck with two mortgages, mounting debts, and a miserable adolescent daughter. Then realtor Marcus Witherstone came into their lives—and it seemed he would solve all their problems. He knew the perfect tenants from London who would rent their old house: a glamorous PR girl, Ginny, and her almost-famous husband, Piers.
But soon Liz is lost in blissful dreams of Marcus, Jonathan is left to run their business, and neither of them has time to notice that their teenage daughter is developing an unhealthy passion for the tenants, Piers and Ginny. Everyone is tangled up with everyone else, and in the most awkward possible way. As events close in, they all begin to realize that some deceptions are just a bit too close to home.
*A Desirable Residence *is sure to continue the phenomenal success of the Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham franchise.

Desiderata

Desiderata: A Survival Guide for Life by Max Ehrmann
It?s telling that Desiderata has taken on a life of its own. Its simple universality and basic truths have been adopted by and attributed to, among others, the 60s flower children, singer Les Crane, who put the poetry to music in 1971, and even to mysterious entities from the 17th century. But it was Max Ehrmann, a poet, playwright, philosopher, and lawyer from Terre Haute, Indiana, who in 1927 started one of the world?s most popular poems with the line, ?Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. ??Now Desiderata (Latin for ?things to be desired?) comes to a new generation of readers and thinkers through the pages of Desiderata: A Survival Guide for Life. This inspiring book matches Ehrmann?s poetic prose with evocative black-and-white photography that?s as rich in texture and depth as the text it illustrates. The author?s formula for happiness?a gentle urging to be at peace with God and life?provides comfort and direction, solace and clarity, no matter what the reader?s personal perspective or circumstances. This rejuvenated work is truly inspiring.

Desert Places: a Novel of Terror

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **Greetings. There is a body buried on your property, covered in your blood. The unfortunate young lady’s name is Rita Jones. In her jeans pocket you’ll find a slip of paper with a phone number on it. Call that number. If I have not heard from you by 8:00 P.M., the police will receive an anonymous call. I’ll tell them where Rita Jones is buried on your property, how you killed her, and where the murder weapon can be found in your house. (I do believe a paring knife is missing from your kitchen.) I strongly advise against going to the police, as I am always watching you.**Dear Reader: Please keep the light on tonight. What happens next will scare you. Guaranteed.*In one of the most chilling debuts of the year, Blake Crouch tells a tale that shatters the boundaries of fear. Caution: You’ve Been Warned–Read at Your Own Risk!*Andrew Z. Thomas is a successful writer of suspense thrillers, living the dream at his lake house in the piedmont of North Carolina. One afternoon in late spring, he receives a bizarre letter that eventually threatens his career, his sanity, and the lives of everyone he loves. A murderer is designing his future, and for the life of him, Andrew can’t get away.An edge-of-your-seat thriller, *Desert Places* introduces the American public to a new suspense writer who will be scaring us all for years to come.