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House of Steel

An all-new David Weber Honorverse short novel, I Will Build a House of Steel, chronicling the early days of the Manticoran Star Kingdom and the reign of King Roger.

Have you ever finished the latest Honor Harrington novel from David Weber and wished you could linger in Weber’s Honorverse just a bit longer? Now you can with this treasure trove of tech, specs, and insights on David Weber’s mega best-selling Honor Harrington series. Orbital characteristic of key planets, regimental order of the Royal Navy, backstory on the history and drama of the Star Kingdom’s birth and early days—you’ll find it all here, thoughtfully arranged by the Bureau 9 Weber research group, and overseen by David Weber himself.

At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
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The House of Mirth

Since its publication in 1905 *The House of Mirth* has commanded attention for the sharpness of Wharton’s observations and the power of her style. Its heroine, Lily Bart, is beautiful, poor, and unmarried at 29. In her search for a husband with money and position she betrays her own heart and sows the seeds of the tragedy that finally overwhelms her.
*The House of Mirth* is a lucid, disturbing analysis of the stifling limitations imposed upon women of Wharton’s generation. Herself born into Old New York Society, Wharton watched as an entirely new set of people living by new codes of conduct entered the metropolitan scene. In telling the story of Lily Bart, who must marry to survive, Wharton recasts the age-old themes of family, marriage, and money in ways that transform the traditional novel of manners into an arresting modern document of cultural anthropology.
ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World’s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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The Hour of the Gate

**Marooned in another universe, a young American musician leads a motley army in battle against an enemy that threatens to destroy their world and ours**
Jon-Tom just wanted to go home. Trapped in a world where animals speak and magic is real, the American college student yearned for an ordinary dorm-room life. But here his music has magical power—even if he can’t control it—which may be able to save the world from the army of the Plated Folk, whose sinister queen plans on killing and eating every warm-blooded mammal she can get her pincers on and taking over their lands.
The great battle is coming, and Jon-Tom, whose posse includes a wizarding turtle, a cowardly bat, and an otter with a filthy mind, must raise an army to fight it. To find allies they must make an impossible journey, across mountains and rivers no one has ever passed before. Survival will be a miracle—but Jon-Tom is no ordinary musician.
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The Hour of Dust and Ashes

To save her sister, she must stop a silent killer. . . . Protecting Atlanta from the off-world criminals of Underground is tough enough, but now Detective Charlie Madigan and her siren partner, Hank, learn that the addicts of the offworld drug ash have begun taking their own lives. Ash makes humans the perfect vessels for possession, and something or someone is leading them to their deaths. Charlie is desperate to save her addicted sister, Bryn, from a similar fate. As New Year’s Eve approaches and time runs out, Charlie makes a deadly bargain with an ancient race of beings and embarks on a dangerous journey into hellish Charbydon with Hank and the Revenant Rex to save Bryn and make it back before it’s too late. Only, for one of them, coming home means facing a fate worse then death. . . .
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Hound of the Baskervilles

SUMMARY: We owe 1902’s The Hound of the Baskervilles to Arthur Conan Doyle’s good friend Fletcher “Bobbles” Robinson, who took him to visit some scary English moors and prehistoric ruins, and told him marvelous local legends about escaped prisoners and a 17th-century aristocrat who fell afoul of the family dog. Doyle transmogrified the legend: generations ago, a hound of hell tore out the throat of devilish Hugo Baskerville on the moonlit moor. Poor, accursed Baskerville Hall now has another mysterious death: that of Sir Charles Baskerville. Could the culprit somehow be mixed up with secretive servant Barrymore, history-obsessed Dr. Frankland, butterfly-chasing Stapleton, or Selden, the Notting Hill murderer at large? Someone’s been signaling with candles from the mansion’s windows. Nor can supernatural forces be ruled out. Can Dr. Watson–left alone by Sherlock Holmes to sleuth in fear for much of the novel–save the next Baskerville, Sir Henry, from the hound’s fangs? Many Holmes fans prefer Doyle’s complete short stories, but their clockwork logic doesn’t match the author’s boast about this novel: it’s “a real Creeper!” What distinguishes this particular Hound is its fulfillment of Doyle’s great debt to Edgar Allan Poe–it’s full of ancient woe, low moans, a Grimpen Mire that sucks ponies to Dostoyevskian deaths, and locals digging up Neolithic skulls without next-of-kins’ consent. “The longer one stays here the more does the spirit of the moor sink into one’s soul,” Watson realizes. “Rank reeds and lush, slimy water-plants sent an odour of decay … while a false step plunged us more than once thigh-deep into the dark, quivering mire, which shook for yards in soft undulations around our feet … it was as if some malignant hand was tugging us down into those obscene depths.” Read on–but, reader, watch your step! –Tim Appelo

Hotter Than Spell

These witches put the mental in elemental…
Fire witch Kenna Byrne has a lot on her hot plate. As the tourism director for Eternal Springs, she’s organizing the first annual Battle of the Bands competition. When the drummer of the favored band ends up dead, overachiever Kenna is determined to solve the murder in order to save her event. Throw in a gorgeous pilot, a flying monkey problem, and an elusive Waffle Wagon, and Kenna is ready to burn more than bridges.
Can this elemental witch save the day or will her whole life go up in flames?
This is book 3 in a 4 book series.
Bat Out Of Spell by Amanda M. Lee (Book 1)
Spell On Earth by Leighann Dobbs (Book 2)
Hotter Than Spell by Annabel Chase (Book 3)
Spell Or High Water by Gina LaManna (Book 4)

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

“Sentimental, heartfelt….the exploration of Henry’s changing relationship with his family and with Keiko will keep most readers turning pages…A timely debut that not only reminds readers of a shameful episode in American history, but cautions us to examine the present and take heed we don’t repeat those injustices.”***– Kirkus Reviews*
**“A tender and satisfying novel set in a time and a place lost forever, **Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet**gives us a glimpse of the damage that is caused by war–not the sweeping damage of the battlefield, but the cold, cruel damage to the hearts and humanity of individual people. Especially relevant in today’s world, this is a beautifully written book that will make you think. And, more importantly, it will make you *feel*.”
***– *Garth Stein**, *New York Times* bestselling author of *The Art of Racing in the Rain*
“Jamie Ford’s first novel explores the age-old conflicts between father and son, the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese Americans in the Seattle area during World War II, and the depths and longing of deep-heart love. An impressive, bitter, and sweet debut.”
***– *Lisa See**, bestselling author of *Snow Flower and the Secret Fan**
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In the opening pages of Jamie Ford’s stunning debut novel, **Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet**, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol.
This simple act takes old Henry Lee back to the 1940s, at the height of the war, when young Henry’s world is a jumble of confusion and excitement, and to his father, who is obsessed with the war in China and having Henry grow up American. While “scholarshipping” at the exclusive Rainier Elementary, where the white kids ignore him, Henry meets Keiko Okabe, a young Japanese American student. Amid the chaos of blackouts, curfews, and FBI raids, Henry and Keiko forge a bond of friendship–and innocent love–that transcends the long-standing prejudices of their Old World ancestors. And after Keiko and her family are swept up in the evacuations to the internment camps, she and Henry are left only with the hope that the war will end, and that their promise to each other will be kept.
Forty years later, Henry Lee is certain that the parasol belonged to Keiko. In the hotel’s dark dusty basement he begins looking for signs of the Okabe family’s belongings and for a long-lost object whose value he cannot begin to measure. Now a widower, Henry is still trying to find his voice–words that might explain the actions of his nationalistic father; words that might bridge the gap between him and his modern, Chinese American son; words that might help him confront the choices he made many years ago.
Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history, **Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet** is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. In Henry and Keiko, Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart.
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Hot Stuff

Get ready to *fall in love* with this new *standalone* sports romance from New York Times bestselling author Kim Karr.
**He’s the newly drafted quarterback.
Hot. Arrogant. Too sexy for words.
*Ready to score.***
**I’m an athletic intern, and the coach’s daughter.
Driven. Determined. Prepared to conquer the world.
*Completely off-limits.*
The NFL is full of rules. Rules I’ve never broken. Never challenged. Never even scratched–until the day Lucas Carrington crashes into my life with his hard body and I-don’t-give-a-f*ck attitude.
After I almost injure my father’s star player, I volunteer to make sure he’s in top shape. At first, it’s hell. I don’t like his cockiness, his easy smile. Don’t like the way he oozes sex. Or how his penetrating eyes follow me everywhere.
*That doesn’t stop me from wanting him. ** *He’s meant to be a distraction–something to occupy my mind for these precious few remaining hot summer nights before I’m forced to leave football behind forever.
I know what we’re doing will lead nowhere good. I know we’re crossing the line. And I know my father will never understand.
None of that matters.
*But maybe it should.*
Rules aren’t meant to be broken.
*Or are they? ***

Hot Six

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is faced with her most daunting task yet: bring in the former Special Forces agent Carlos Manoso, the man who taught her everything about fugitive apprehension. Description in Spanish: La cazarrecompensas Stephanie Plum vuelve a la carga. En esta nueva aventura su talento, su humor y su ingenio continúan a la máxima altura. Ahora nos la encontramos tratando de evitar que su amiga Carol salte por un puente. Después de ver cómo lo consigue –aunque, al fin y al cabo, ¿quién se suicida con una chaqueta de 400 dólares puesta?– nos daremos cuenta de que la acción no ha hecho más que empezar. Su compañero de trabajo, Ranger, ha desaparecido y Alexander Ramos, el traficante de armas, tiene mucho que ver en el asunto. Y, por si fuera poco, su abuela y Bob –un perro con trastornos alimenticios– se han metido en su casa. Pero Stephanie es capaz de todo, y ningún obstáculo podrá detenerla.

Hot Sex, Cool Erotica

Hot Sex, Cool Erotica…the title says it all. For the first time ever, Bebe Wilde has bundled some of her most erotic stories into one volume, HOT SEX, COOL EROTICA: STORIES OF PLEASURE AND FANTASY. From hot office affairs to BDSM relationships to a super sexy threesome, these previously released stories run the gamut of romance, fun, fantasy and pleasure. AT THE END OF THE DAY: When Chloe meets handsome Ted, she’s already attached and never believes she will begin an affair with him – or how hot it will be. Soon, they are in the throes of a passionate affair neither can get enough of. ON THE SAME PAGE: In the sequel to At the End of the Day, Chloe has broken up with her boyfriend only to be left with the lease on an expensive apartment that she can no longer afford. With no other alternative, she agrees to moonlight on the weekends for a suave yet slightly obsessive entrepreneur. The sparks fly when she becomes insubordinate and he takes matters, quite literally, into his own hands. COLD HARD CASH: She’s not in love with a stripper, but she’s certainly in lust Myra goes on vacation to Miami with her friends and unexpectedly has a fling with a handsome stripper named Cold Hard Cash. LOVE HURTS: Due to a past hurt, Mina is inhibited and has to be in control of her relationships. But when she meets Gil, she finds a man who is more than willing to show her the freedom only submission can bring. YOU, ME AND HIM: Things get hot and dirty when a young woman fulfills her favorite fantasy of having a threesome with her boyfriend and his good looking best friend. An afternoon of hedonistic pleasure ensues that leaves her breathless and wanting more. MERCI: When Nina is offered the once in a lifetime opportunity to live in Paris, she never expects that she will begin a torrid affair with a handsome French businessman. Although she is terrified of giving him her heart, her body is another story. HOT SEX, COOL EROTICA: STORIES OF PLEASURE AND FANTASY contains some of the sexiest and hottest romantic erotica out today. Please keep in mind, however, that this collection is intended for mature audiences and contains explicit content and language.
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Hot Ice

From New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a seductive novel of red hot passion and cold hard cash, as a Manhattan socialite living at jet-set speed crosses a desperate man on the run—and finds herself trapped in a deadly game that may have no winners or losers . . . or survivors.

Reckless Whitney MacAllister possesses all the wealth and beauty every woman dreams of. Streetwise Douglas Lord has the good looks and quick wits to be a success at his chosen profession: larceny. She has the cash and the connections. He has the stolen documents leading to a fabulous hidden fortune. It is a business proposition, pure and simple.

But the race to find the treasure, from Manhattan to Madagascar, is only part of the game. For their fierce and dangerous attraction to each other soon threatens to overwhelm them—unless their merciless and shadowy rivals kill them first.

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Hot Connections Jewelry: The Complete Sourcebook of Soldering Techniques

The art of soldering—permanently joining metal components with a torch and solder—can open up a new world of creative possibilities for jewelry makers.

In *Hot Connections Jewelry*, award-winning jewelry designer Jennifer Chin guides you through every step, from choosing a torch to basic techniques like sawing, filing, and riveting, as well as more advanced techniques like creating surface textures, setting stones, and using inlay.

With 23 in-depth lessons and 15 stunning projects, as well as inspiring examples from contributing artists, *Hot Connections Jewelry* is your essential guide to unleashing your creativity and confidence in jewelry making.

Hot and Sexy Shifter Story Bundle (Featuring 9 Hot Shifter Erotica Stories)

This shifter erotica story bundle features 9, never before published stories from those weavers of tales that include big, powerful beasts and the strong, sexy women who they seduce (or who sometimes seduce them!), Christie Sims and Alara Branwen.
This story bundle includes stories featuring werewolves, werebears, weretigers, werefoxes, and weredragons. This bundle contains 40,000 words of hot, torrid tales that will unlock your darkest, innermost desires.
Normally each of these stories would be priced at $2.99. However, in this special bundle, these stories only cost around $0.55 each. Enjoy these tales of carnal desire at only 1/6 of the normal price!

Hostile Takeover

Life doesn’t always turn out as we hope. Some fortunes we just can’t avoid. And some of those unavoidable chances threaten the very fabric of our reality.
Samantha Gollet has lived her life protecting the downtrodden and fighting the good fight, but outside the mystical reservation, she finds her life becoming increasingly attached to Darrius Halls, one of Chicago’s mystic businessmen which means fighting his fight.
But when she gives birth to a magically-conceived child, her priorities change. And when the Djinni High Counsel come to take said child, Sam has no choice but to jump through their hoops no matter what Halls says.
The question is: When her child is safe, will Halls still have her under his control?

(source: Bol.com)