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The Boyfriend Act

The last thing down on his luck Toby wants to do is go to his sister’s wedding without a date. Especially when it involves spending five nights in his home state of Texas with his dysfunctional family. As if it wasn’t bad enough that he’d been laid off from his job at the bank and was working at a coffee shop to make ends meet, he’s going through a romantic dry spell. With no date and no exciting news to bring back home, Toby is dreading his family reunion.
Liam moved to Los Angeles with dreams of making it big in Hollywood. Instead, he manages a coffee shop and can’t quite manage to land a role that will get him his big break. When his coworker and friend, Toby, tells him about his dilemma, Liam comes up with a plan he thinks is genius. What better way to get acting experience than to play the part of his best friend’s boyfriend. Toby isn’t quite convinced Liam’s plan will work, but with enough arm-twisting, he’s will to give it a shot. After all, he has nothing to lose.
To everyone’s surprise, Toby’s family fall head-over-heels for Liam. He plays the boyfriend role so well, it’s hard to remember it’s all just an act. As the lines blur between reality and role-playing, Toby and Liam have to face tough questions about their friendship. Because if this boyfriend thing is just an act, then why does it feel so real? And why can’t they keep their hands off each other?
*The Boyfriend Act is a fun, sexy and sweet romance novel. It is a standalone, has no cliffhanger and a very satisfying happily ever after.*

Bound

**Mage Alex Verus is caught between a rock and a hard place in the eighth urban fantasy novel from the national bestselling author of *Burned*.
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*Right now I wasn’t seeing Richard as the teacher out of my nightmares; he was just another Dark mage, and I looked into the future to see what would happen if I turned that knife on him instead…*

Alex Verus is still haunted by his time apprenticed to Richard Drakh. He’s been free of him for many years, but now the only way to keep his friends from being harmed is to again work for Richard and his deadly ally. Even worse, Alex is forced to bring the life mage Anne into this servitude as well.

After weeks of being hunted and finally cornered into what he thought was his last stand, Alex never imagined his life would be spared—and never anticipated at what price. This time, the diviner can see no way out… **
### Review
**Praise for the Alex Verus novels**
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“Benedict Jacka writes a deft thrill ride of an urban fantasy—a stay-up-all-night read.”—#1 *New York Times* bestselling author Patricia Briggs
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“Harry Dresden would like Alex Verus tremendously…Books this good remind me why I got into the storytelling business in the first place.”—Jim Butcher, #1 *New York Times* bestselling author of the Dresden files

“Benedict Jacka is a master storyteller.”—Fantasy Faction

“Fans of Jim Butcher and Ben Aaronovitch absolutely should not miss this deeply intelligent, morally complex, and action-packed series.”— *Publishers Weekly*

“Tons of fun and lots of excitement.”—SF Site
### About the Author
Benedict Jacka is the author of the Alex Verus series and the Ninja series. He earned a BA in philosophy from Cambridge University and has held positions ranging from civil servant to bouncer to teacher. He lives in London.

The Boscombe Valley Mystery

About the Author-Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer who is most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste.He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, and historical novels.-Wikipedia

Borders of Infinity

A NEW EDITION OF A COLLECTION OF LANDMARK NOVELLAS IN THE VORKOSIGAN SAGA. NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR WITH 2.5 MILLION BOOKS IN PRINT.Three Miles Vorkosigan Adventures! “The Mountains of Mourning” is a Hugo & Nebula award-winning novella. Just after graduating from military academy, Ensign Miles must take on one of his duties as a Barrayaran Vor Lord by acting as detective and judge in a back-country murder case. In “Labyrinth,” Miles travels to Jackson’s Whole on a covert mission for Barrayar as Dendarii Mercenary Admiral Naismith. His mission to rescue a top research geneticist is complicated by the doctor’s insistence that one of his experimental creatures be destroyed first. “The Borders of Infinity” finds Miles in a Cetagandan prison camp. But why is he there? How does he handle captivity? And will he make it out alive? About Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga: “The pace is breathless, the characterization thoughtful and emotionally powerful, and the author’s narrative technique and command of language compelling. Highly recommended.”—Booklist “[The Warrior’s Apprentice] would work just fine . . . as the introduction to the series as a whole. I suspect that anybody who reads one will be as charmed as I was and want to pick up the rest.”—SF Site “If you love solid space opera rooted in strong character, you can’t go wrong . . . The Warrior’s Apprentice already displays the craft and the heart which would soon make Lois McMaster Bujold one of the most feted talents in SF.”—SF Reviews About Vorkosigan series entry Diplomatic Immunity: “Bujold is adept at world-building and provides a witty, character-centered plot, full of exquisite grace notes . . . fans will be thoroughly gripped and likely to finish the book in a single sitting.”—Publishers Weekly The Vorkosigan Series in Story-based Chronological Order Falling Free Shards of Honor Barrayar The Warrior’s Apprentice The Vor Game Cetaganda Ethan of Athos Borders of Infinity Brothers in Arms Mirror Dance Memory Komarr A Civil Campaign Diplomatic Immunity Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance Cryoburn Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

The Book of Lost Things

**New York Times *bestselling author John Connolly’s unique imagination takes readers through the end of innocence into adulthood and beyond in this dark and triumphantly creative novel of grief and loss, loyalty and love, and the redemptive power of stories.** *
High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book… *The Book of Lost Things.*
An imaginative tribute to the journey we must all make through the loss of innocence into adulthood, John Connolly’s latest novel is a book for every adult who can recall the moment when childhood began to fade, and for every adult about to face that moment. *The Book of Lost Things* is a story of hope for all who have lost, and for all who have yet to lose. It is an exhilarating tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives.

The Bonehunters

The sixth volume in Steven Erikson’s truly epic fantasy sequence, The Malazan Book of the Fallen.
There’s nothing like sweeping up tag-ends to change the world. The Seven Cities Rebellion has been crushed. Sha’ik slain by Tavore, the Malazan forces pacifying city after city on the troubled subcontinent, and one last rebel army, under the reluctant, embittered command of Leoman of the Flails, is pursued to the ancient and infamous city of Y’Ghatan by Tavore and the Fourteenth Army. Dogged by self-doubt and ill omens, the 14th must lay siege to the city, and Adjunct Tavore must seek to outwit Leoman of the Flails, the deadliest foe she has ever faced.
Into this fraught scenario come both new and familiar characters. Among the latter, Heboric Ghost Hands, journeying to redress an old wrong. Apsalar, haunted by possession and now the principal agent of Cotillion, Patron of Assassins, marking a trail with blood and dripping daggers. Cutter, the killer who had once been a thief in Darujhistan, fleeing a shattered heart. Karsa Orlong, a warrior hunting his destiny. And two old friends, traveling companions, Mappo and Icarium, wandering once more the ravaged wastelands, Icarium seeking the ancient truths of his own life, Mappo seeking to keep those truths from him, at all costs.
All, searching for such fates as they might fashion with their own hands, guided by their own will. If only the gods would leave them alone. Alas, the gods are disinclined to be kind, now that knives have been unsheathed, and there shall be war, war in the heavens.

The Bone Collector

The first instalment of the bestselling Lincoln Rhyme series and inspiration for the 1999 thriller movie starring Angelina Jolie. **Their first case, their worst killer…** New York City has been thrown into chaos by the assaults of the Bone Collector, a serial kidnapper and killer who gives the police a chance to save his victims from death by leaving obscure clues. Baffled, the cops turn to the one man with a chance of solving them – Lincoln Rhyme. Left paralysed by a debilitating accident, ex NYPD cop Rhyme has to dig deep into the only world he has left – his astonishing mind – to have any hope of solving the case. With the help of a young police officer, Amelia Sachs, he starts to close in on the killer. But as he edges closer to the truth, the Bone Collector is closing in on Lincoln Rhyme himself. ‘This is a novel that will chill your blood on the warmest day of any summer holiday. Keep looking over your shoulder . . .’ – *Independent on Sunday*

The Bodies Left Behind

DEAVER. DANGEROUSLY GOOD. A spring night in a small town in Wisconsin. A call to police emergency from a distant lake house is cut short. Is it a phone glitch or something more sinister? Off-duty deputy Brynn McKenzie leaves her family’s dinner table to find out… …And stumbles onto the scene of a heinous murder. Before she can call for backup she finds herself the next potential victim. Deprived of her phone, weapon and car, Brynn flees, along with the only survivor of the crime. These unlikely allies can survive only by escaping into the dense, deserted woods, on a desperate trek to safety. And ultimately to a life or death choice. Flight. Or fight? ‘Confirms his status as one of the finest crime writers in the world . . . grabs the reader by the throat from the beginning. Superb.’ *Independent on Sunday* **
### Recensione
The pace is terrific, the suspense inexorable, and there is an excellent climax . . . If you want thrills, Deaver is your man. –The Guardian
Confirms his status as one of the finest crime writers in the world . . . grabs the reader by the throat from the beginning. Superb. –The Independent on Sunday
Full of his trademark misdirections, bluffs and double-bluffs . . . It’ll be snapped up and devoured by Deaver’s legions of loyal fans. –The News of the World
### Recensione
The pace is terrific, the suspense inexorable, and there is an excellent climax . . . If you want thrills, Deaver is your man’ ( * *Guardian* on THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND* )
This is not just an adrenaline-charged manhunt but a game of deception and multiple double-cross that keeps the reader guessing right up to the final page ( * *The Times* on THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND* )
Full of his trademark misdirections, bluffs and double-bluffs . . . It’ll be snapped up and devoured by Deaver’s legions of loyal fans ( * *News of the World* on THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND* )
Deaver has created a real page-turner from start to finish ( * *Daily Mirror* on THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND* )
‘A thrill-a-minute wilderness adventure’ ( * *New York Times* on THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND* )
The most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world . . . [Deaver] has produced a stunning series of bestsellers with unique characterisation, intelligent characters, beguiling plots and double-barrelled and sometimes triple-barrelled solutions. ( * *Daily Telegraph* * )
‘Jeffery Deaver is a master at crafting intricate crimes that are solved through guile, tenacity and sheer creative genius.’ ( *Harlan Coben* )

The Blue Nowhere

DEAVER. DANGEROUSLY GOOD. Imagine you’re in a bar. A man approaches you. He doesn’t seem familiar but he knows your past, your job, your hobbies and your ex-boyfriend’s name. You go for a drink. This is your first – and last – mistake. You’re the latest victim of the latest killer. A man who can rip away the thin carapace protecting the secrets of your life – before ending it. Streetwise cop Frank Bishop has been charged with the job of halting the mounting body count. He enlists the help of Wyatt Gillette, a young hacker on the wrong side of the law. They must stalk this faceless criminal through both the real and the virtual universe, combining their old and new world skills to beat the mastermind. But how do you stop a man who knows your every move? You go into the blue nowhere… ‘One of the world’s best plotters – his intricate twists and turns catch out even the hardened thriller reader’ *Daily Mail* **
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A lot of the narrative is an added mystery for someone like me who does not find new technology user-friendly, but hackers everywhere will devour it. ( *IrishTimes* )
Another serial killer and the internet both helping and concealing the stunning solution. The murderer chooses victims through the internet, but it is old-fashioned sleuthing that tracks down method and motive ( *The Scotsman* )
Engrossing thriller that also imparts a wealth of computer info ( *Choice, London* )
Another serial killer and the internet both helping and concealing the stunning solution. The murderer chooses victims through the internet, but it is old-fashioned sleuthing that tracks down method and motive ( *The Scotsman* )
‘He has pulled off the considerable coup of introducing two distinctive new heroes . . . Recently, authors such as Patricia Cornwell have come adrift when trying to create a fresh formula for their books, but Deaver writes as if the prose in The Blue Nowhere had been his house style all along. Working against the considerable disadvantage of an online villain – Deaver really has to work hard to make him truly sinister – he has created a high-tech thriller that suggests he need never go back to his Lincoln Rhyme books. But he probably will…’ Publishing News
He has pulled off the considerable coup of introducing two distinctive new heroes . . . Recently, authors such as Patricia Cornwell have come adrift when trying to create a fresh formula for their books, but Deaver writes as if the prose in The Blue Nowhere had been his house style all along. Working against the considerable disadvantage of an online villain – Deaver really has to work hard to make him truly sinister – he has created a high-tech thriller that suggests he need never go back to his Lincoln Rhyme books. But he probably will… ( *Publishing News* )
‘A thriller of a thriller . . . Jeffery Deaver justs gets better and better’ Jonathan Spencer-Payne, Peak Bookshop, Chesterfield
‘Deaver has produced an exciting cyberthriller’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Deaver expertly leads the reader through the intricacies of the California State Police Computer Crimes Division’ Express
‘Jeffery Deaver’s story, set in California, sets out to dazzle and bewilder readers with all manner of cyber-clues and deceptions…a classic detective yarn’ Gerald Kaufman, The Scotsman
### Descrizione del libro
A killer tracks his victims through their virtual world in Deaver’s powerful standalone thriller.

Bloody River Blues

Jeffery Deaver is the *New York Times* bestselling author of *The Empty Chair* and *The Devil’s Teardrop.* Here his trademark “ticking-bomb suspense” *(People)* explodes off the page in another heart-stopping thriller. Hollywood location scout John Pellam thought the scenic backwater town of Maddox, Missouri, would be the perfect site for an upcoming *Bonnie and Clyde* -style film. But after real bullets leave two people dead and one cop paralyzed, he’s more sought after than the Barrow Gang. Pellam had unwittingly wandered onto the crime scene just minutes before the brutal hits. Now the feds and local police want him to talk. Mob enforcers want him silenced. And a mysterious blonde just wants him. Trapped in a town full of sinister secrets and deadly deceptions, Pellam fears that death will imitate art, as the film shoot — and his life — race toward a breathtakingly bloody climax.

Blood Gifts (A Final Formula Story)

Seventeen-year-old Ian is used to pressure. Born into a necromancer family, he and his twin brother Lex exhibited uncommon magical potential at an early age that led their father to expect great things—from them both. That is until Lex’s blood gift fails to manifest. Or so everyone believes. For the past five years, Ian has been keeping a secret. A secret that—if it got out—would see his brother shunned, or worse. Lex does have a blood gift, but not every gift is a blessing, and not every recipient can manage the talent in his blood. As Lex’s sanity begins to slip, Ian knows the responsibility to raise his family’s fortunes is on his shoulders, and his alone. When he is offered an apprenticeship with one of the most influential men in the necromancer community, Lex convinces Ian that the connection would offer their family even more if Ian were to marry his elderly mentor’s “spinster” niece. Ian’s plan takes an unexpected turn when he discovers that Isabelle is not a spinster. She’s a young, beautiful, intelligent woman who, unfortunately, wants nothing to do with him. Now Ian must find a way to win her over before Lex attempts to elevate their family, his way. BONUS – Included in this ebook is the short story, Lords of the Dead (Total word count for both the novella and the short story is over 52,000 words.)

Blindfold Game

In Thailand, two men hire a pair of international pirates to smuggle them, a small team of mercenaries, and some equipment aboard a freighter at a Russian port. It’s frighteningly easy, and the ship sails east, toward the western coast of North America. The crew onboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter *Sojourner Truth* , stationed in the Bering Sea along the Maritime Boundary Line, is busier than usual, catching fishing vessels on the wrong side of the line, but it’s not enough to cause undue alarm. In Washington, D.C., a CIA analyst has been hearing rumors about the sale of radioactive material and military equipment on the black market in deep Russia but can’t get it confirmed. The analyst, Hugh Rincon, originally from Alaska and more keenly aware than most in Washington of Alaska’s vulnerability with its air force base and proximity to the Far East, begins to piece it all together. He can’t get anyone to take him seriously, however, least of all the director of the CIA. Then Hugh learns that his estranged wife, Sarah Lange, is second in command on the *Sojourner Truth* in the Bering Sea at the heart of the potential conflict. And the chase is on. The first stand-alone thriller from the pen of Dana Stabenow, Edgar Award–winning author of many crime novels, delivers a nail-biting, action-packed read in *Blindfold Game* , international in scope and frighteningly real.

Blade Bound

**The thrilling final installment of Chloe Neill’s *New York Times* bestselling urban fantasy series sees sinister sorcery advancing across Chicago, and it might usher in the fall of Cadogan House….** Since the night of her brutal attack and unwilling transformation into a vampire, Merit has stood as Sentinel and protector of Chicago’s Cadogan House. She’s saved the Windy City from the forces of darkness time and again with her liege and lover, Ethan Sullivan, by her side. When the House is infiltrated and Merit is attacked by a vampire who seems to be under the sway of dark magic, Merit and Ethan realize the danger is closer than they could have imagined. As malign sorcery spreads throughout the city, Merit must go to war against supernatural powers beyond her comprehension. It is her last chance to save everything—and everyone—she loves.

Black Spark

I watched in horror as dark magic sprang from my hand faster than an imp after your socks. I didn’t know my name, let alone that I had such power. The man was dead. I panicked. I ran.
How was I to know I was a dark magic enforcer, tasked with keeping magic hidden from the world? Yeah, total noob move, I know.
But my memory is returning, and the Hidden have given me twenty-four hours to make amends. Cover it up. Finish the job I was given, or else. Failure isn’t an option. Well, it is, but I like me, and I like being alive.
Time is running out as I battle to make things right and exact revenge on those that took so much from me. Easier said than done as I deal with angry mages, bitey zombies, oversexed imps, creepy necromancers, and grumpy trolls—and those are just my friends!—all while trying to stop myself falling in love with my best friend, Kate, who just so happens to be a hot vampire.
I’m Faz Pound, a.k.a. Black Spark, Dark Magic Enforcer, and time is running out.
At least I have my looks. For now.

Black Ops

The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded ‘Not so much’… now they have to deal with the consequences.

Black Maria

On the surface, Aunt Maria seems like a cuddly old lady, all chit-chat and lace doilies and unadulterated NICEness!
When Mig and her family go for a short visit, they soon learn that Aunt Maria rules the place with a rod of sweetness that’s tougher than iron and deadlier than poison. Life revolves around tea parties, while the men are all grey-suited zombies who fade into the background, and the other children seem like clones.
The short visit becomes a long stay, and when all talk of going home ceases, Mig despairs! Things go from bad to worse when Mig’s brother Chris tries to rebel, but is changed into a wolf .
Mig is convinced that Aunt Maria must be a witch – but who will believe her? It’s up to Mig to figure out what’s going on. Maybe the ghost who haunts the downstairs bedroom holds the key?