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Shadow Scars: Rogue Wolf Book One

Shadow Scars: Rogue Wolf Book One by Zoe Perdita
Conner, a rogue wolf and murder detective, isn’t looking for a lover when he moves to Haven City. He wants to solve crimes and keep to himself – unable to trust anyone since his pack betrayed him six years before.
But Seth Alwen, his new partner, is different. He excites the wolf’s animal instincts – waking up the passion Conner buried long ago. Seth’s not only beautiful and alluring; he’s also haunted by the death of his former partner. And despite his better judgment, Conner aches to relieve the man of his guilt.
Seth’s a seer, but ever since his old partner died his powers have been on the fritz.
Enter Conner Sharp, Seth’s sexy and mysterious new partner. While the dark-haired stranger ignites Seth’s desire, he also awakens the seer’s power with every touch. Seth sees their future together – a future rich with lust and danger – but is it a future the enigmatic Conner wants?
As the two men solve a series of murders, their sizzling attraction overflows into the bedroom. Is the overwhelming passion just a fling or is it forever?

Shadow Puppets

Shadow Puppets (Ender’s Shadow Series #3) by Orson Scott Card
**A Sequel to *The New York Times* Bestselling *Ender’s Shadow***
Bestselling author Orson Scott Card brings to life a new chapter in the saga of Ender’s Earth and The Shadow Series.
Earth and its society has been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin’s victory over the Formics—the unity enforced upon the warring nations by an alien enemy has shattered. Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School.
But one person has a better idea. Peter Wiggin, Ender’s older, more ruthless, brother, sees that any hope for the future of Earth lies in restoring a sense of unity and purpose. And he has an irresistible call on the loyalty of Earth’s young warriors. With Bean at his side, the two will reshape our future.
*Shadow Puppets* is the continuing story of Bean and Petra, and the rest of Ender’s Dragon Army, as they take their places in the new government of Earth.

The Shadow of the Wind

Ruiz Zafon’s novel, a bestseller in his native Spain, takes the satanic touches from Angel Heart and stirs them into a bookish intrigue la Foucault’s Pendulum. The time is the 1950s; the place, Barcelona. Daniel Sempere, the son of a widowed bookstore owner, is 10 when he discovers a novel, The Shadow of the Wind, by Juli n Carax. The novel is rare, the author obscure, and rumors tell of a horribly disfigured man who has been burning every copy he can find of Carax’s novels. The man calls himself Lain Coubert-the name of the devil in one of Carax’s novels. As he grows up, Daniel’s fascination with the mysterious Carax links him to a blind femme fatale with a “porcelain gaze,” Clara Barcelo; another fan, a leftist jack-of-all-trades, Fermin Romero de Torres; his best friend’s sister, the delectable Beatriz Aguilar; and, as he begins investigating the life and death of Carax, a cast of characters with secrets to hide. Officially, Carax’s dead body was dumped in an alley in 1936. But discrepancies in this story surface. Meanwhile, Daniel and Fermin are being harried by a sadistic policeman, Carax’s childhood friend. As Daniel’s quest continues, frightening parallels between his own life and Carax’s begin to emerge. Ruiz Zafon strives for a literary tone, and no scene goes by without its complement of florid, cute and inexact similes and metaphors (snow is “God’s dandruff”; servants obey orders with “the efficiency and submissiveness of a body of well-trained insects”). Yet the colorful cast of characters, the gothic turns and the straining for effect only give the book the feel of para-literature or the Hollywood version of a great 19th-century novel. (Apr. 12) Forecast: Appealing packaging (a weathered, antique-look jacket), prepublication bookseller events and an eight-city author tour should give this an early boost, though momentum may flag down the stretch.
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A real page-turner of a mystery that will have you hooked from beginning to end * SPAINSH MAGAZINE * the main character’s deep love for books and their respective, secret libraries — CECELIA AHERN * IRISH TIMES * a great thriller — CECELIA AHERN * MARIE CLAIRE * A page turning exploration of obsession in literature and love * SUNDAY EXPRESS * I couldn’t put it down but didn’t want to rush is as every sentence is beautifully crafted and every character unique. — SANTA MONTEFIORE * EVENING STANDARD * a magical tale of romance — CECELIA AHERN * SUNDAY EXPRESS * The best book I’ve ever read — AMANDA LAMB * WOMAN AND HOME * one of the most engaging, funny, moving, lyrical books * IRISH EXAMINER * This bewitching novel has all the hallmarks of a classic Holy Grail story complete with mystery, mayhem, romance and labyrinthine plotting. What elevates it above all others in the genre is its emotional energy, making it a richly rewarding read. * DAILY MAIL * a wonderful portrait of Barcelona – not the sunny, culture rich and fun loving city break destination that most visitors know – but a shadowy, at times dark and atmospheric picture of the city centre streets in the years following the Spanish Civil War. * LIVING SPAIN * It was only The Da Vinci Code that stopped The Shadow of the Wind from hogging the top of the bestseller charts last year… an astounding critical success. There’s an intricate plot, a gothic atmosphere and an elusive quest, as well as murders, intrigue and star-crossed lovers. * THE GUARDIAN * This week’s book barely needs an introduction. Almost every book group I know about had read The Shadow of the Wind… the book is about a boy who becomes obsessed with an author. It is set in Barcelona during a bloody time in Spain’s history and there is, as you would expect from a bestseller, plenty of death, murder, love and heroism. * THE TIMES BOOK CLUB * crowd-pleaser in the mode of The Da Vinci Code… Intertwining playful detective caper, compelling political thriller and sweeping historical romance, the narrative coils back beyond the savagery of the civil war to the world of the tainted Spanish aristocracy, before slowly unravelling the dark secrets born of Franco’s tyranny. Zafon’s novel… leave the reader with a palpable sense of enchantment. * SUNDAY TIMES * A sensation across Europe… a page-turning mystery…. a coming of age tale…. And it’s a hymn of praise to all the joys of reading, stylishly caught in Lucia Graves’s entrancing translation. — Boyd Tonkin * INDEPENDENT * An astounding critical success. There’s an intricate plot, a gothic atmosphere and an elusive quest, as well as murders, intrigue and star-crossed lovers * Guardian * A page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love * Sunday Express * A deeply satisfying, rich, full read * Sunday Telegraph * This gripping novel has the feel of a gothic ghost story complete with crumbling, ivy-covered mansions, gargoyles and dank prison cells…this is just the sort of literary mystery that would have found favour with Wilkie Collins * Daily Mail * Diabolically good * Elle * Irresistibly readable…Walk down any street in Zafon’s Barcelona and you’ll glimpse the shades of the past and the secrets of the present * Guardian * A book lover’s dream * The Times * One of those rare novels that combine brilliant plotting with sublime writing * Sunday Times * A magical tale — Cecilia Ahern A hymn of praise to all the joys of reading * Independent * Part gothic mystery, past ribald comedy, part political thriller, part Borgesian parable, and all marvellous * Sunday Times *
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The Shadow of the Torturer

Severian is a torturer, born to the guild and with an exceptionally promising career ahead of him . . . until he falls in love with one of his victims, a beautiful young noblewoman. Her excruciations are delayed for some months and, out of love, Severian helps her commit suicide and escape her fate. For a torturer, there is no more unforgivable act. In punishment he is exiled from the guild and his home city to the distant metropolis of Thrax with little more than Terminus Est, a fabled sword, to his name. Along the way he has to learn to survive in a wider world without the guild – a world in which he has already made both allies and enemies. And a strange gem is about to fall into his possession, which will only make his enemies pursue him with ever-more determination . . .

Shadow of the Knife

Militia rookie Ellen Mittal is well aware that the world cannot be reduced to simple questions of black and white, but she has no idea of just how complex and dangerous her life is about to become. The most vicious gang in the Homelands, led by the infamous Butcher, is extending its operations to Roadsend. By her oath as a member of the Militia, Ellen is sworn to uphold the rule of law, no matter what the cost to herself. But as the body count starts to rise, Ellen finds her task made all the harder by a wall of silence from ordinary citizens, a commanding officer with her head in the sand, and the attentions of an attractive young farmer who is probably not who she claims to be.
Ellen must work out who to trust, because if she gets it wrong she might easily lose her heart, or her life.

Shadow of the Hegemon

Shadow of the Hegemon (Ender’s Shadow Series #2) by Orson Scott Card
The War is over, won by Ender Wiggin and his team of brilliant child-warriors. The enemy is destroyed, the human race is saved. Ender himself refuses to return to the planet, but his crew has gone home to their families, scattered across the globe. The battle school is no more.
But with the external threat gone, the Earth has become a battlefield once more. The children of the Battle School are more than heroes; they are potential weapons that can bring power to the countries that control them. One by one, all of Ender’s Dragon Army are kidnapped. Only Bean escapes; and he turns for help to Ender’s brother Peter.
Peter Wiggin, Ender’s older brother, has already been manipulating the politics of Earth from behind the scenes. With Bean’s help, he will eventually rule the world.
*Shadow of the Hegemon *is the second novel in Orson Scott Card’s Shadow Series.

Shadow of the Giant

Bean, Ender Wiggins’ former right-hand man, has shed his reputation as the smallest student at Battle School. He has completed his military service for the Hegemon, acting as strategist and general in the terrible wars that followed Ender’s defeat of the alien empire that attacked Earth.
Now he and his wife, Petra, yearn for a safe place to build a family – something he has never known. Yet no such place exists on Earth, a world riddled with Bean’s enemies from the past. Once again he must follow in Ender’s footsteps and look to the stars.
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Shadow of a Dark Queen

Feist, author of the Riftwar Saga, embarks on a new series, returning to the magical twin worlds of Kelewan and Midkemia to begin the story of the Serpent War Saga. Two unlikely heroes are destined to oppose the malign forces that threaten their lives and the survival of their world. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Shadow Men

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Shadow Men (Max Freeman Series #3) by Jonathon King
A gripping new chapter in the Max Freeman series, from the critically acclaimed, Edgar Award–winning author of *The Blue Edge of Midnight*.
It begins with an 80-year-old mystery. Three men—a father and his two sons—vanished while working as laborers on a dangerous project to build the first road through the Florida Everglades. Now, years later, a series of letters are unexpectedly discovered by a descendant of these men. Driven by the need to know what happened to these lost members of his family, he starts asking questions—and is quickly stonewalled. With nowhere else to turn, he enlists the help of former Philadelphia police officer Max Freeman.
Living in his isolated shack in the Glades, Max starts his longshot investigation into the fate of the men. A newly minted private investigator working with his friend and attorney, Billy Manchester, Max is surprised to meet resistance immediately at every turn. The search for the truth quickly turns violent—and Max finds he has more to worry about than just 80-year-old ghosts. For there are powerful interests that want to make sure that the shadows of the past remain undisturbed—including some who will kill to make sure that they do.
Combining powerful storytelling and rich characters, *Shadow Men* establishes Jonathon King as a new master of modern crime fiction.
Author Biography: Jonathon King’s crime fiction debut, *The Blue Edge of Midnight*, won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, has been nominated for the Anthony Award, and was a *Los Angeles Times* bestseller. A journalist for more than twenty years, he has covered crime and criminal courts and is now an award-winning feature writer for the *South Florida Sun-Sentinel*.

Shadow Mate

Siberian Volkov Pack, #11
Shadow Walker Tribe, #4
Sergei Sokolov, Siberian Lycan, is surprised when the mating bond snaps into place and connects him to a woman being attacked in Moscow. Knowing he may lose his destined mate sends him running to rescue her.
Lindy Quiet Thunder, Shadow Walker, is investigating strange lapses of lost time in a team of Marines. While taking the unit to Moscow for a little R&R, Lindy is attacked. As she loses consciousness her mind connects to her mate. Who is behind the attack and will her mate find her in time?

Shadow Hunters

Shadow Hunters (Starcraft: The Dark Templar Saga Series #2) by Christie Golden
An original tale of space warfare based on the bestselling computer game series from Blizzard Entertainment.
Driven by the living memories of a long-dead protoss mystic and hounded by the Queen of Blades’ ravenous zerg, archaeologist Jake Ramsey embarks on a perilous journey to reach the fabled protoss homeworld of Aiur.
Seeking a vital piece of protoss technology, Jake finds that Aiur has been overrun by the zerg. Descending into the shadowy labyrinths beneath the planet’s surface, he must find the sacred crystal before time runs out — for him…and the universe itself.
Yet, what Jake discovers beneath Aiur is a horror beyond his wildest nightmares — Ulrezaj — an archon comprised of the seven most deadly and powerful dark templar in history….

The Shadow Eater

A gnome wanders among strange worlds of immeasurable beauty and terror on a quest for magic to restore the health of a goddess. If he fails, all creation will dissolve. And so he must dare anything to succeed, even trespass a realm of terrible darkness, pain and dread sorcery—Earth.
The Lady of the Garden, one of the godlike Nameless Ones, has used her magic to dream into existence the worlds of the Bright Shore. But now her unborn child lies motionless in her womb. An intruder from the Dark Shore, the malevolent shadow of her dream, threatens the life of her unborn. If she cannot locate and expel this shadow thing, she will waken the child’s stern father, and he will dissolve the dream—and the Bright Shore will vanish.
In order to save the Lady of the Garden’s baby, an old gnome travels through the many worlds in search of the creature of darkness whose presence threatens the dream of creation.
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### About the Author
I write my fiction inside a volcano. The twenty-two novels and two short story collections I’ve published were all composed in Koko Crater, a dormant cinder cone near my home on the outskirts of Honolulu, Hawai’i.

Shadow Agents

Siv and the others may have escaped Ekaran IV on the Outworld Ranger, but now they’re on the run with two governments, several criminal organizations, and a host of bounty hunters in pursuit.If they want to protect Oona, the young hyperphasic messiah, they need allies, resources, and information. The girl’s father, Ambassador Vim, could provide those things. The problem: he’s missing. He was last seen on a planet named Titus II. And all the groups hunting them know it. Going after him means walking into multiple ambushes. The risk may not be worth the reward. Especially once they realize the most feared bounty hunter in the universe, Vega Kaleeb, is after them.And Kaleeb is even more dangerous than they realize. His ultimate goal is far more sinister than that of the governments and criminal organizations paying him to capture the hyperphasic messiah.
(source: Bol.com)

Shadow & Claw

Gene Wolfe’s science fiction masterpiece The Book of the New Sun is now available for the first time in this decade. This critically acclaimed work won both the World Fantasy and Nebula Awards. The saga centers around an orphan whose lifelong quest transforms him from ruthless monster to savior of a world.
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The Book of the New Sun establishes [Wolfe’s] pre-eminence, pure and simple….The Book of the New Sun contains elements of Spenserian allegory, Swiftian satire, Dickensian social consciousness and Wagnerian mythology. Wolfe creates a truly alien social order that the reader comes to experience from within…once into it, there is no stopping. The New York Times Book Review Magic stuff…a masterpiece…the best science fiction I’ve read in years! Ursula K. Le Guin Arguably the best piece of literature American science fiction has yet produced. Chicago Sun-Times The Book of the New Sun establishes [Wolfe’s] pre-eminence, pure and simple…. The Book of the New Sun contains elements of Spenserian allegory, Swiftian satire, Dickensian social consciousness and Wagnerian mythology. Wolfe creates a truly alien social order that the reader comes to experience from within…once into it, there is no stopping. The New York Times Book Review Magic stuff…a masterpiece…the best science fiction I’ve read in years! Ursula K. Le Guin Arguably the best piece of literature American science fiction has yet produced. Chicago Sun-Times The Book of the New Sun establishes [Wolfe’s] pre-eminence, pure and simple…. The Book of the New Sun contains elements of Spenserian allegory, Swiftian satire, Dickensian social consciousness and Wagnerian mythology. Wolfe creates a truly alien social order that the reader comes to experience from within…once into it, there is no stopping. — The New York Times Book Review Magic stuff…a masterpiece…the best science fiction I’ve read in years! –Ursula K. Le Guin Arguably the best piece of literature American science fiction has yet produced. — Chicago Sun-Times The Book of the New Sun establishes �Wolfe’s� pre-eminence, pure and simple…. The Book of the New Sun contains elements of Spenserian allegory, Swiftian satire, Dickensian social consciousness and Wagnerian mythology. Wolfe creates a truly alien social order that the reader comes to experience from within…once into it, there is no stopping. — The New York Times Book Review Magic stuff…a masterpiece…the best science fiction I’ve read in years! –Ursula K. Le Guin Arguably the best piece of literature American science fiction has yet produced. — Chicago Sun-Times The Book of the New Sun establishes [Wolfe’s] pre-eminence, pure and simple…. The Book of the New Sun contains elements of Spenserian allegory, Swiftian satire, Dickensian social consciousness and Wagnerian mythology. Wolfe creates a truly alien social order that the reader comes to experience from within…once into it, there is no stopping. — The New York Times Book Review Magic stuff…a masterpiece…the best science fiction I’ve read in years! –Ursula K. Le Guin Arguably the best piece of literature American science fiction has yet produced. — Chicago Sun-Times
(source: Bol.com)

Shades of Midnight

** Everyone knows that choices have consequences, and Harker is about to be landed with a bucket load of consequence. **
Finally free of their prison, the shades are eager for vengeance against all winged. But to get what they want they’ll need hosts, and both neph and human are on the menu.
With Dawn in lockdown, the rest of the city is left to fend for itself, and as Asher and his shade army get their hooks into Midnight, Serenity and the MPD must fight to stay a step ahead of a foe that doesn’t discriminate when going in for the kill. It’ll take more than the protectorate to stop this new enemy from gaining the upper hand. As new players join the team, heartache and loss are par for the course.
The reins are slipping and it will take a leap of faith to get them back, unfortunately faith may be something in short supply.
*A Kick-ass Urban Fantasy with a slow burn reverse harem romance.*
Angels, Fallen, nephilim and Arthurian legend are given a fresh twist in this sexy, thrilling urban Fantasy series. Fans of Lost girl and True blood will surely enjoy it. Scroll up to grab your copy today!

Sh*t My Dad Says

EDITORIAL REVIEW: After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is “like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,” has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him: “That woman was sexy. . . . Out of your league? Son, let women figure out why they won’t screw you. Don’t do it for them.” “Do people your age know how to comb their hair? It looks like two squirrels crawled on their heads and started fucking.” “The worst thing you can be is a liar. . . . Okay, fine, yes, the worst thing you can be is a Nazi, but then number two is liar. Nazi one, liar two.” More than a million people now follow Mr. Halpern’s philosophical musings on Twitter, and in this book, his son weaves a brilliantly funny, touching coming-of-age memoir around the best of his quotes. An all-American story that unfolds on the Little League field, in Denny’s, during excruciating family road trips, and, most frequently, in the Halperns’ kitchen over bowls of Grape-Nuts, *Sh*t My Dad Says* is a chaotic, hilarious, true portrait of a father-son relationship from a major new comic voice.