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Dark Divine

La prima volta che Grace Divine ha incontrato Daniel, con quegli occhi neri così profondi e misteriosi, non immaginava certo che tra loro sarebbe nata subito un’amicizia tenerissima, destinata a diventare qualcosa di più. Una notte, però, Daniel scompare. Quella stessa notte, Jude, il fratello di Grace, viene ritrovato sulla veranda di casa, ricoperto di sangue. Nessuno sa cosa gli sia successo, e lui si rifiuta di parlarne. Da quel momento, la vita non sarà più la stessa per Grace: Daniel, il suo Daniel, l’ha abbandonata, senza nemmeno una spiegazione, e lei non riesce a perdonarlo. O a dimenticarsi di lui. Finché un giorno, improvvisamente, lui ricompare: sono passati tre anni, e ha qualcosa di diverso. Forse gli occhi, ancora più scuri, ancora più magnetici. Questa volta, tra lui e Grace è subito amore, un sentimento irresistibile e travolgente. Grace non è mai stata così felice in vita sua. Non sa ancora che qualcosa di molto pericoloso minaccia il loro amore: Daniel ha un segreto, lo stesso che si cela nel buio della notte in cui Jude è stato assalito. Un segreto terribile che lei non può ignorare. Ma Grace ha già perso Daniel una volta, e ora è disposta a rinunciare a qualunque cosa, anche la più importante, per non perderlo di nuovo. Perché l’amore è sempre una scelta. A volte, quella più difficile di tutte.
(source: Bol.com)

Daring to dream

SUMMARY: Margo Sullivan had everything she could ask for. The daughter of the Templetons’ stern housekeeper, she was treated like a member of the family. But money could not buy the thing she craved most-her mother’s acceptance…

Danse Macabre

From the author of dozens of #1 New York Times bestsellers and the creator of many unforgettable movies comes a vivid, intelligent, and nostalgic journey through three decades of horror as experienced through the eyes of the most popular writer in the genre. 
In 1981, years before he sat down to tackle On Writing, Stephen King decided to address the topic of what makes horror horrifying and what makes terror terrifying. 
Here, in ten brilliantly written chapters, King delivers one colorful observation after another about the great stories, books, and films that comprise the horror genre—from Frankenstein and Dracula to The Exorcist, The Twilight Zone, and Earth vs. The Flying Saucers.With the insight and good humor his fans appreciated in On Writing , Danse Macabre is an enjoyably entertaining tour through Stephen King’s beloved world of horror.

Danse Macabre

Anita Blake should be concentrating on a dangerous situation: the ardeur, the sexual power that flows between Anita and Jean-Claude, Master Vampire of the City – and Richard, the volatile werewolf who loves her passionately – is reaching new levels, perhaps evolving into something entirely new. It seems to be choosing new lovers for Anita, acting with a will of its own. The unexpected effect of this is that Jean-Claude’s own powers as a Master Vampire have grown to new levels – and Richard, always unpredictable, is changing too. However, as the days pass Anita finds herself less interested in vampire politics than in an altogether more personal concern. She may be pregnant. And if she is, whether the father is a vampire, a werewolf or something else entirely, she knows full well that being a Federal Marshall, known for raising the dead and executing vampires, is no way to bring up a baby.
**Recensie(s)**

Anita Blake [is] a ‘Tom(asina) Jones’ for the 21st century if ever there was one. (Star-Ledger) Erotic and evocative. (Best Reviews) Page-turners with a little bite to them. (Austin American-Statesman)
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Daniel & Ian: For Now, ForeverIn from the Cold

EDITORIAL REVIEW: ***For Now, Forever*** Anna—Daniel’s wife of forty years—relives her remarkable courtship, when meddlesome matchmaking patriarch and self-made millionaire Daniel MacGregor faced his biggest challenge: to convince the love of his life to marry him! Here at last is the story of how Daniel wooed and won the fiercely independent Anna Whitfield and launched his formidable dynasty. ***In From the Cold*** In this story about an eighteenth-century MacGregor, we learn that battling the British couldn’t prepare Minuteman Ian MacGregor for the fight he’s got on his hands to win the heart of Irish spitfire Allanna Flynn.

A Dangerous Witch

It’s the end of an era. This is the final release in the world of a modern witch. If you haven’t met my witches yet, this is not the book you want to hear. Go find *A Modern Witch* and begin where it all started.
I figure the final book doesn’t need much introduction. Take one last journey with your favorite witches as an oversized marble calls another member of Witch Central on a journey….
Thank you for listening. It has been an amazing honor to be Witch Central’s chief storyteller for the last four years.

A Dangerous Mourning

A Dangerous Mourning (William Monk Series #2) by Anne Perry
No breath of scandal has ever touched the aristocratic Moidore family–until Sir Basil’s beautiful widowed daughter is stabbed to death in her own bed, a shocking, incomprehensible tragedy.
Inspector William Monk is ordered to investigate in a manner that will give the least possible pain to the influential family. But Monk, brilliant and ambitious, is handicapped by lingering traces of amnesia and by the craven ineptitude of his supervisor, who would like nothing better than to see Monk fail. With the help of nurse Hester Latterly, a progressive young woman who served with Florence Nightingale in the Crimea, Monk gropes warily through the silence and shadows that obscure the case, knowing that with each step he comes closer to the appalling truth.

Dangerous liaisons

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Published just years before the French Revolution, Laclos’s great novel of moral and emotional depravity is a disturbing and ultimately damning portrayal of a decadent society. Aristocrats and ex-lovers Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont embark on a sophisticated game of seduction and manipulation to bring amusement to their jaded lives. While Merteuil challenges Valmont to seduce an innocent convent girl, he is also occupied with the conquest of a virtuous married woman. Eventually their human pawns respond, and the consequences prove to be more serious-and deadly-than the players could have ever predicted.

A Dangerous Fortune

A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett
**A breathtaking thriller featuring “political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded murder, and financial crises” (*San Francisco Chronicle*), from the #1 *New York Times* bestselling author of *A Column of Fire***
In 1866, tragedy strikes the exclusive Windfield School when a young student drowns in a mysterious accident. His death and its aftermath initiate a spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives.

From the exclusive men’s clubs and brothels that cater to every dark desire of London’s upper class to the dazzling ballrooms and mahogany-paneled suites of the manipulators of the world’s wealth, one family is splintered by a shared legacy. But greed, fed by the shocking truth of a boy’s death, must be stopped, or the dreams of a nation will die.

**Praise for *A Dangerous Fortune***
“A terrific page-turner.”**—*Los Angeles Times* 
**“Political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded murder, and financial crises . . . old-fashioned entertainment.”**—*San Francisco Chronicle***

“Breathlessly plotted . . . relentlessly suspenseful.”**—*The New York Times***

“Gripping, complex plot . . . sexual intrigue . . . fascinating characters . . . You won’t be able to put down this exciting page-turner.”**—*Lexington Herald-Leader***
“Follett [builds] to a dramatic climax with the same masterful control that guided *Eye of the Needle* and *The Pillars of the Earth*.”—***Playboy***
“I don’t usually enjoy historical thrillers but admit to being totally captivated by Ken Follett’s *A Dangerous Fortune*.”—***Chicago Tribune
***“Highly entertaining . . . Follett’s characters are drawn with broad, realistic strokes . . . this story of greed and retribution should win Follett new fans.”—***Publishers Weekly 
***“Rich, complex, thrilling, suspenseful, well plotted . . . *A Dangerous Fortune* is dangerous reading. You won’t be able to put it down.”—***Authors and Critics ***

Dangerous Data (The Meridian Crew Book 2)

**Amelia and the crew of the Meridian are in the middle of a hostage extraction** in orbit around the moon Titan. The extraction is successful, but the more-destructive-than-expected strategy of the crew leaves them in dire financial straits. In desperation for a job, the team heads to Icarus Station, a former Federation space station that now serves as a hideout for the worst mercenary scum the Sol System has to offer.
A surprise bar fight catches the attention of a mysterious client looking for a team to infiltrate the research headquarters of the independent government of New York, and he thinks Amelia and the rest of the crew are just the right mercs for the job. The data is lifted, but when they’re betrayed, they find themselves on the run not just from their former client, but the New York Navy.
Can a man from Amelia’s past help her and the rest of the crew stay one step ahead of the forces that want to hunt them down at any cost?
***Includes 4 Free Bonus Books (Witch Academy)***

Dangerous Curves Atop Hollywood Heels: The Lives, Careers, and Misfortunes of 14 Hard-Luck Girls of the Silent Screen

“We were like dragonflies. We seemed to be suspended effortlessly in the air, but in reality, our wings were beating very, very fast.” – Mae Murray “It is worse than folly for persons to imagine that this business is an easy road to money, to contentment, or to that strange quality called happiness.” – Bebe Daniels “A girl should realize that a career on the screen demands everything, promising nothing.” – Helen Ferguson In Dangerous Curves Atop Hollywood Heels, author Michael G. Ankerich examines the lives, careers, and disappointments of 15 silent film actresses, who, despite the odds against them and warnings to stay in their hometowns, came to Hollywood to make names for themselves in the movies. On the screen, these young hopefuls became Agnes Ayres, Olive Borden, Grace Darmond, Elinor Fair, Juanita Hansen, Wanda Hawley, Natalie Joyce, Barbara La Marr, Martha Mansfield, Mae Murray, Mary Nolan, Marie Prevost, Lucille Ricksen, Eve Southern, and Alberta Vaughn. Dangerous Curves follows the precarious routes these young ladies took in their quest for fame and uncovers how some of the top actresses of the silent screen were used, abused, and discarded. Many, unable to let go of the spotlight after it had singed their very souls, came to a stop on that dead-end street, referred to by actress Anna Q. Nilsson as, Hollywood’s Heartbreak Lane. Pieced together using contemporary interviews the actresses gave, conversations with friends, relatives, and co-workers, and exhaustive research through scrapbooks, archives, and public records, Dangerous Curves offers an honest, yet compassionate, look at some of the brightest luminaries of the silent screen. The book is illustrated with over 150 photographs.

The Dangerous Book for Boys

INSPIRATION FOR THE TV SHOW
If ever there were a book to make you switch off your television set, The Dangerous Book for Boys is it.
How many other books will help you thrash someone at conkers, race your own go-cart, and identify the best quotations from Shakespeare? The Dangerous Book for Boys gives you facts and figures at your fingertips – swot up on the solar system, learn about famous battles and read inspiring stories of incredible courage and bravery. Teach your old dog new tricks. Make a pinhole camera. Understand the laws of cricket. There’s a whole world out there: with this book, anyone can get out and explore it.
The Dangerous Book for Boys is written with the verve and passion that readers of Conn Iggulden’s number one bestselling novels have come to expect. This book, his first non-fiction work, has been written with his brother as a celebration of the long summers of their youth and as a compendium of information so vital to men of all ages. Lavishly designed and fully illustrated in colour and black and white throughout, it’s set to be a perfect gift for Father’s Day and beyond.
Chapters in The Dangerous Book for Boys include: The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, Conkers, Laws of Football, Dinosaurs, Fishing, Juggling, Timers and Tripwires, Kings and Queens, Famous Battles, Spies, Making Crystals, Insects and Spiders, Astronomy, Girls, The Golden Age of Piracy, Secret Inks, Patron Saints of Britain, Skimming Stones, Dog Tricks, Making a Periscope, Coin Tricks, Marbles, Artillery, The Origin of Words and The Solar System.
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Dancing With Myself

This collection contains sixteen stories and science articles by the remarkable author, Charles Sheffield. A mix of SF short stories and science fact essays, the ideas explored here in fact and fiction, nanotechnology, the future of space flight, and more, are going to shape our world as surely as communications and electronics have been shaping our present. The stories range in length from being barely a page (‘The Seventeen-Year Locusts’) to long novelettes (‘The Courts of Xanadu’). They also range in mood from the very silly to very somber. Each of them provides a unique and highly imaginative look at the impact of technology on the human condition. Sheffield’s longer works include Earthwatch, Man on Earth, Cold as Ice, and Brother to Dragons.
Contents:
Introduction (Dancing With Myself) • essay by Charles Sheffield
Out of Copyright (1989) / short story by Charles Sheffield
Tunicate, Tunicate, Wilt Thou Be Mine? (1985) / novelette by Charles Sheffield
Counting Up (1988) • essay by Charles Sheffield
A Braver Thing (1990) / novelette by Charles Sheffield
The Grand Tour (1987) • short story by Charles Sheffield
Classical Nightmares …… And Quantum Paradoxes (1989) • essay by Charles Sheffield
Nightmares of the Classical Mind (1989) / novelette by Charles Sheffield
The Double Spiral Staircase (1990) / short story by Charles Sheffield
The Unlicked Bear-Whelp: A Worm’s Eye Look at Chaos Theory (1990) • essay by Charles Sheffield
The Seventeen-Year Locusts (1983) / short story by Charles Sheffield
The Courts of Xanadu (1988) / novelette by Charles Sheffield
C-Change [Probability Zero] (1992) / short story by Charles Sheffield
Unclear Weather: A Miscellany of Disasters (1988) • essay by Charles Sheffield
Godspeed (1990) / short story by Charles Sheffield
Dancing With Myself (1989) / short story by Charles Sheffield
Something for Nothing: A Biography of the Universe • essay by Charles Sheffield
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Dancer’s Lament

It was once a land ravaged by war, minor city states, baronies and principates fight for supremacy, and then the rival cities of Tali and Quon formed an alliance and so Quon Tali came into being. However that was generations ago, that dynasty has collapsed and the regional powers are now clawing at each others’ throats once more. But at the heart of Quon Tali lies the powerful city state of Li Heng which has for centuries enjoyed relative stability under the guidance of the powerful sorceress known as the “Protectress”. She is not someone likely to tolerate the arrival of two particular young men in her domain: one is determined to prove he is the most skilled assassin of his age; the other is his quarry – a Dal Hon mage who is proving annoyingly difficult to kill. The sorceress and her cabal of five mage servants were enough to repel the Quon Tali Iron Legions, so how could two such trouble-makers upset her iron-fisted rule? And now, under a new and ambitious king, the forces of Itko Kan are marching on Li Heng from the south. His own assassins, the Nightblades, have been sent ahead into the city, and rumours abound that he has inhuman, nightmarish forces at his command. So as shadows and mistrust swirl and monstrous beasts that people say appear from nowhere, run rampage through Li Heng’s streets, it seems chaos is come – but in chaos, as a certain young Dal Hon mage would say, there is opportunity…

Dancer’s Lament

Taking Malazan fans back to that troubled continent’s turbulent early history. The opening chapter in Ian C. Esslemont’s epic new fantasy sequence, the Path to Ascendancy trilogy.
For ages warfare has crippled the continent as minor city states, baronies, and principalities fought in an endless round of hostilities. Only the alliance of the rival Tali and Quon cities could field the resources to mount a hegemony from coast to coast — and thus become known as Quon Tali.
It is a generation since the collapse of this dynasty and regional powers are once more rousing themselves. Into this arena of renewed border wars come two youths to the powerful central city state that is Li Heng. One is named Dorin, and he comes determined to prove himself the most skilled assassin of his age; he is chasing the other youth — a Dal Hon mage who has proven himself annoyingly difficult to kill.
Li Heng has been guided and warded for centuries by the powerful sorceress known as the “Protectress”, and she allows no rivals. She and her cabal of five mage servants were enough to repel the Quon Tali Iron Legions — what could two youths hope to accomplish under their stifling rule?
Yet under the new and ambitious King Chulalorn the Third, Itko Kan is on the march from the south. He sends his own assassin servants, the Nightblades, against the city, and there are hints that he also commands inhuman forces out of legend.
While above all, shadows swirl oddly about Li Heng, and monstrous slathering beasts seem to appear from nowhere to run howling through the street. It is a time of chaos and upheaval, and in chaos, as the young Dal Hon mage would say, there is opportunity.