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The Witch Blood Chronicles

**Enter an urban fantasy world filled with adrenaline pumping action, pulse pounding romance, super hot djinn and sexy dragon demi-gods. **
Complete series:
** Binding Magick **
**Being left behind to hold the fort every time the world needs saving, sucks.**
For Carmella Hunter, a witch blood with practically no magick, being surrounded by powerful friends has taken its toll. For once it would be nice to be the one doing the saving. Stuck in a dead end job in Piccadilly’s favourite bakery, Carmella spends her days making cinnamon rolls and her evenings feeding the homeless, all the while dreaming of making a difference.
One huge pastry order for the Covens annual meet and an attack of flu germs leaves Carmella delirious with a fever – too delirious to avoid a fateful bargain with a djinn. Now Carmella must use the seductive djinn’s power to track down the monsters hunting his people.
Things get complicated when her friend goes missing, and the enforcement agencies don’t seem too bothered about looking for a celestial dancer who likes to sleep around. With the help of Mal Banner, the Piccadilly Coven Elder Witch and self professed playboy, Carmella finally has the opportunity to be the hero she’s always wanted to be.
But someone doesn’t want Carmella digging. Someone will go to any lengths to make her stop.
** Defying Magick **
**Death comes in many packages, and sometimes it comes in several at the same time…**
Carmella’s obligation to the djinn is over, so why does the world feel a little bleaker? There’s barely time to ponder before a horrific massacre leaves her in charge of her first case with the IEPEU. Under the watchful eye of the organisation’s top investigator, and with the help of her friends, Carmella must uncover the identity of the supernatural creatures behind the attack and expose the person pulling their strings.
If that wasn’t enough, her asura power chooses this case to surge to the surface. Now Carmella must quickly learn to master a force bigger than she could ever have anticipated. Because Carmella is on a hit list, and the person that wants her dead will do anything to uncover her weaknesses, except this time Carmella won’t be taken by surprise. This time she’s not going down without a fight.
**Embracing Magick**
**Something is here. Something otherworldly, something alien, and its intentions are far from amicable.**
Families are going missing in the city, and investigative operative Carmella Hunter has been tasked to find them. With the public eye on her every move, Carmella must work against a ticking clock to locate the missing humans. When the evidence begins to point to an entirely alien and sinister plot, the government agency Carmella works for is forced to change strategy. Now Carmella and her friends must go undercover in the hopes of becoming the next victims. But will the kidnapper take the bait? And if he does, will Carmella and her friends make it out alive?
**Unleashing Magick**
**When it comes to war the only guarantee is death…**
The cosmic gods are about to strike, humanity is on the verge of losing it’s free will, and Carmella Hunter and her friends are the last line of defence.
The task of being anchor between the witches and the skein is draining Carmella by the hour, but she isn’t one to sit by and let her friends do the work. With the clock ticking toward the eclipse, Carmella is determined to wrestle a plan B into place. With the dragon demi-god and his asura at her side, Carmella will be making some huge leaps of faith.
When the eclipse arrives, Carmella plans to be ready, but even the best laid plans can get derailed, and Carmella is about to learn that when it comes to war the only guarantee is death.

A Witch Before Dying

Hemlock Cove is bustling with activity.FBI Agent Landon Michaels has officially moved in with his girlfriend Bay Winchester, Mrs. Little is planning an impromptu festival and there’s a new witch in town. The question is: Is Scarlet Darksbane a real witch?Bay is in the middle of all of it. She has her hands full thanks to her imminent purchase of The Whistler … and the fact that Landon and Thistle seem to be butting heads while sharing the same roof. Thistle isn’t long for the guesthouse, but the weeks of overlap before she moves promise to try Bay’s patience.Things only get worse when one of the renaissance festival performers is found dead in the town square and Bay and her wacky cohorts find themselves in the middle of another messy mystery. The murder has ritual overtones, and Bay is worried that everyone will start pointing fingers at the real witches if a suitable suspect isn’t found.That’s only one of her problems, though. It seems the new witch – who seems to be focused on entrenching herself in Hemlock Cove as fast as possible – might also be a suspect. She’s definitely on Aunt Tillie’s radar, and the elderly Winchester is determined to uncover all of Scarlet’s secrets.It’s up to Bay, Landon, Aunt Tillie and the rest of the motley crew to figure out the truth and head off a killer before another victim falls prey to a demented fiend with murder on his or her mind.The big question is: Will Bay survive to uncover the truth or will she be the next victim?
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Witch & Wizard

The world is changing – the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now kids are disappearing. For fifteen-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside-down when they are hauled out of bed one night, separated from their parents, and thrown into a secret compound for no reason they can comprehend. The new government is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. Imprisoned together and condemned to death, Wisty and Whit begin exhibiting strange abilities and powers they never dreamed of. Maybe there is a reason they were singled out. Can this newly discovered witch and a wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents – and maybe the world?
**Recensie(s)**

A fast, exciting, fantasy adventure … with wall to wall thrills and spills … page-turning suspense, pace and invention, street smart irony and upbeat humour Books for Keeps
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Wish List

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR – YOU MIGHT JUST GET IT…
Buddy is just your average guy, So imagine his surrise when he fills in a survey on a wish-fulfilment website and only days later hooks up with the hottest actress in Hollywood.
But as Buddy is about to discover, in life, you have to read the small print. When he finds out the gruesome price he must pay to the architects of the Wish List, he knows there’s only one man he can call to get him out of this nightmare: Donovan Creed, killer-for-hire.

Wish Come True

*First love. Young love. Holiday love…*
*Wish Come True* is a collection of contemporary, new adult, holiday short stories by some of our favorite authors!
**A Very English Christmas by Keira Andrews**
Isaac and David have created a new life together outside the Amish world. Living “English,” they’ve left behind the rigid, isolated community where they discovered their forbidden love. Staying with Isaac’s older brother in San Francisco, they yearn for a home—and bed—of their very own. As they experience the bright lights and merry carols of modern Christmas for the first time, can they make their holiday wishes come true?
**Mr Perfect’s Christmas by Joanna Chambers**
Sam Warren’s new job hasn’t been going so well so the last thing he’s in the mood for is the obligatory office Christmas party, particularly since Nick Foster’s going to be there. Nick–the guy whose shoes Sam has been trying to fill–seems to take very opportunity to point out where Sam’s going wrong. But when Sam receives an unexpected Secret Santa gift at the party, he’s forced to question his assumptions about his rival. Could it be that he’s been misinterpreting Nick’s actions all along? And is it possible that his reluctant attraction to Nick is reciprocated?
**The Christmas Ship by Amy Jo Cousins**
When a twink who’s finally ready to grow up accidentally catfishes a college football player headed to the NFL, it’s going to take a lot of honesty and all the faith they can muster in their own One True Pairing to set this Christmas ship sailing.
**That Thing by Megan Erickson**
Helping his wedding planner sister work an event is not Devin Master’s idea of what he wants to do on his winter break from college. But saying no to his sister isn’t in his wheelhouse, which is why he finds himself embedded in a drama-filled wedding. His first task? Babysit the “troublesome” best man.
Adrian Alvarez wants to do just about anything on New Year’s Eve except attending his best friend’s wedding. Ever since Adrian came out, he’s been shunned in his hometown. By everyone but his best friend, Tony. Which is why he finds himself trudging through the airport to fulfill his best man duties. He doesn’t expect to find out his ride to the hotel is a hot blond with a cocky grin.
Devin can’t get involved with a member of the wedding party, or his sister will kill him, and Adrian just wants to lay low and not draw attention to himself. But neither can resist the chemistry between them and they have to decide if they are willing to ignite or let their attraction fizzle out.
**Just Like Heaven by Suki Fleet**
One rainy night in December, David helps a busker with pretty eyes get his stolen money back. He doesn’t imagine the strong attraction he feels is mutual. But after overcoming his shyness, David discovers Jess is definitely interested.
Jess just isn’t interested in anything but a one night stand. Or maybe two. Falling for David is definitely not part of his plan. But when David gets trapped in a snowstorm the night before Christmas Eve, Jess realises a night or two is never going to be enough.
**Not Your Grandfather’s Magic by Kaje Harper**
A month away from Zeb Crowe’s twenty-first birthday — just a month before the ceremony that will awaken his psychic heritage — Zeb’s grandfather predicts cryptically, “Hold your mind and heart ready, and something good will come to you.” Shortly afterward, Zeb meets Matt, a smart, gawky, unexpectedly appealing guy who might warm the lonely corners of his heart. But is Matt really the “something good” his grandfather predicted? And is it fair to get close to him, when very soon Zeb’s whole life will change? If Zeb’s dad wasn’t missing, or his grandfather wasn’t such an enigmatic old bastard, his path to love, or power, would be so much clearer.
**Bottle Boys by Anyta Sunday**
Benjamin Otto is a bottle of liquid luck. Good looks. Good brain. Whatever the challenge: good odds. Except, what happens when those odds change?
Dad’s had enough bankrolling Ben and requests him to get a job. The challenge: make enough money to finance Christmas or face telling his little brother the holidays are dead.
Then there’s Sebastian. The guy from his politics class who is always coming in second after him. The guy who steals Ben’s idea to collect bottles for quick cash. The guy who makes Ben wonder if any amount of luck will be enough to win him what he really wants…
Edited by Lenore DiTrani
Cover by KaNaXa
*Proceeds will be donated to Lost-N-Found Youth , an Atlanta-based nonprofit corporation whose mission is to take homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths to age 26 off the street and transition them into more permanent housing.*

Wintersmith

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Tiffany Aching is a trainee witch — now working for the seriously scary Miss Treason. But when Tiffany witnesses the Dark Dance — the crossover from summer to winter — she does what no one has ever done before and leaps into the dance. Into the oldest story there ever is. And draws the attention of the wintersmith himself.As Tiffany-shaped snowflakes hammer down on the land, can Tiffany deal with the consequences of her actions? Even with the help of Granny Weatherwax and the Nac Mac Feegle — the fightin’, thievin’ pictsies who are prepared to lay down their lives for their “big wee hag.”**Wintersmith** is the third title in an exuberant series crackling with energy and humour. It follows **The Wee Free Men**.*From the Hardcover edition.*

Winter’s heart

SUMMARY: The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time. THE WHEEL OF TIME Book One: “The Eye of the World”Book Two: “The Great Hunt”Book Three: “The Dragon Reborn”Book Four: “The Shadow Rising”Book Five: “The Fires of Heaven”Book Six: “Lord of Chaos”Book Seven: “A Crown of Swords”Book Eight: “The Path of Daggers”Book Nine: “Winter’s Heart”Book Ten: “Crossroads of Twilight”

Winter Stews & One-Pot Dinners

Winter stews and casseroles don’t have to be boring. Here are 50 surprisingly simple updates on classic recipes, most of which can be prepared ahead of time and cooked when you’re ready to eat. After all, the last thing you want to do after a long day of chilly weather is shop for hard-to-find ingredients in order to prepare an elaborate dinner. Forget about that! Feed the whole family in no time with these stick-to-your-bones dishes, including: Creamy Chicken Casserole Beef Stroganoff Sausage and Spiral Pasta Bake Cajun-Style Chicken Stew Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes These hearty eats will hit the spot, and bonus: There will be plenty of leftovers for lunch, snacks, or another quick dinner.
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A Winter Haunting

A once-respected college professor and novelist, Dale Stewart has sabotaged his career and his marriage — and now darkness is closing in on him. In the last hours of Halloween he has returned to the dying town of Elm Haven, his boyhood home, where he hopes to find peace in isolation. But moving into a long-deserted farmhouse on the far outskirts of town — the one-time residence of a strange and brilliant friend who lost his young life in a grisly ”accident” back in the terrible summer of 1960 — is only the latest in his long succession of recent mistakes. Because Dale is not alone here. He has been followed to this house of shadows by private demons who are now twisting his reality into horrifying new forms. And a thick, blanketing early snow is starting to fall …

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Winter Birds

In this stunning book, Lars Jonsson celebrates and explores the beauty of the birds that surround him during the Swedish winter months. Inspired by the desolate, wintry landscapes, the dazzling light and the stark contract of colours he observes against the snow, Jonsson has created an unparalleled collection of art.
Jonsson illustrates each bird in his classic style, and his text provides information on their behaviour and insights into how to identify them as he shares personal observations as both an artist and ornithologist. This unique combination offers an intimate and compelling opportunity to better understand the method behind one of the world’s preeminent bird artists.
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### Sinossi
In this stunning book, Lars Jonsson celebrates and explores the beauty of the birds that surround him during the Swedish winter months. Inspired by the desolate, wintry landscapes, the dazzling light and the stark contract of colours he observes against the snow, Jonsson has created an unparalleled collection of art.
Jonsson illustrates each bird in his classic style, and his text provides information on their behaviour and insights into how to identify them as he shares personal observations as both an artist and ornithologist. This unique combination offers an intimate and compelling opportunity to better understand the method behind one of the world’s preeminent bird artists.
### L’autore
**Lars Jonsson, **artist, author, and ornithologist, was born in 1952. As both a field guide author and artistic interpreter of birds and nature, he holds a unique position internationally. He lives in Sweden in southern Gotland, where he draws his inspiration from the shores and the rich bird life of the open cultivated countryside.

The Winning Hand

# 1 *New York Times* and *USA Today* bestselling author Nora Roberts enchants again with this beloved classic about the passionate and headstrong MacGregor family.
When Darcy Wallace spends her last three dollars at the hotel casino and wins the jackpot, all casino manager Robert MacGregor Blade wants to do is protect her. But something about the lovely young woman is getting under Mac’s skin and playing havoc with his big brotherly intentions. He knows that if he wants to win her over, he’ll have to take the biggest gamble of his life.…
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Windows Virus and Malware Troubleshooting

Make your PCs as secure as possible and limit the routes of attack and safely and completely remove all traces of malware and viruses should an infection take place.

Whatever version of Windows you’re using, the threat of virus and malware infection is always a common danger. From key loggers and Trojans, intent on stealing passwords and data, to malware that can disable individual PCs or even a company network, the cost to business in downtime and loss of productivity can be enormous.

What You’ll Learn:

* Recognize malware and the problems it can cause

* Defend a PC against malware and viruses

* Configure advanced Windows features to prevent attack

* Identify types of malware and virus attack

* Discover third-party tools and resources available to help remove malware

* Manually remove malware and viruses from a PC

Who This Book Is For

IT pros, Windows expert and power users and system administrators

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Windows 10: Guida Compatta

Un manuale compatto ed essenziale che guida alla scoperta e all’utilizzo di Windows 10, il sistema operativo Microsoft più diffuso al mondo. Tutto quello che serve per partire con il piede giusto, scoprendo la nuova interfaccia e l’atteso ritorno del menu Start, per imparare a muoversi tra file e cartelle, scoprire gli strumenti per la produttività e l’intrattenimento e navigare in Rete in totale sicurezza. Un manuale dedicato a tutti quelli che desiderano cominciare a utilizzare il computer partendo dalle basi.
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Un manuale compatto ed essenziale che guida alla scoperta e all’utilizzo di Windows 10, il sistema operativo Microsoft più diffuso al mondo. Tutto quello che serve per partire con il piede giusto, scoprendo la nuova interfaccia e l’atteso ritorno del menu Start, per imparare a muoversi tra file e cartelle, scoprire gli strumenti per la produttività e l’intrattenimento e navigare in Rete in totale sicurezza. Un manuale dedicato a tutti quelli che desiderano cominciare a utilizzare il computer partendo dalle basi.

Windows 10 for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd Edition

Windows 10 for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd edition is written with older citizens in mind. This best-selling guide uses larger type for easy reading and takes you through the essentials a step at a time. It will help you to:

· Install or upgrade to Windows 10, and customize it to suit your needs

· Master the key features of Windows 10 on your Windows device (including PCs, laptops and touch devices)

· Find your way around with the Start button, the Start menu, and the new Taskbar

· Use the Quick Access section – an area you can personalize with your favorite apps, programs, contacts and websites so you can quickly get to the functions and files you use most often

· Search the web with the Microsoft Edge browser

· Learn about apps, find and download them, then resize and move them and maximize, minimize or close from their titlebars

· Understand how Cloud storage with OneDrive works, and use it for free storage and sharing files

· Talk to Cortana, the voice-activated Personal Digital Assistant which can perform searches on your computer or the web, perform actions like opening apps or documents, or set reminders and more

This guide is filled with tips and shortcuts to help you get the most out of Windows 10, whatever your level of experience and whichever type of PC system you are using.

Covers the April 2018 Update.

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The Wind Through the Keyhole

**Now a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba**
*The Wind Through the Keyhole* is another of Master of Horror Stephen King’s *New York Times *bestselling installment in the massively popular Dark Tower series, a fabulously satisfying standalone story and a perfect addition to the series for new fans and old fans alike.
Roland Deschain and his ka-tet*—*Jake, Susannah, Eddie, and Oy, the billy-bumbler—encounter a ferocious storm just after crossing the River Whye on their way to the Outer Baronies. As they shelter from the howling gale, Roland tells his friends not just one strange story but two…and in so doing, casts new light on his own troubled past.
In his early days as a gunslinger, in the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death, Roland is sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a “skin-man” preying upon the population around Debaria. Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, the brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter. Only a teenager himself, Roland calms the boy and prepares him for the following day’s trials by reciting a story from the *Magic Tales of the Eld *that his mother often read to him at bedtime. “A person’s never too old for stories,” Roland says to Bill. “Man and boy, girl and woman, never too old. We live for them.” And indeed, the tale that Roland unfolds, the legend of Tim Stoutheart, is a timeless treasure for all ages, a story that lives for us.
King began the Dark Tower series in 1974; it gained momentum in the 1980s; and he brought it to a thrilling conclusion when the last three novels were published in 2003 and 2004. *The Wind Through the Keyhole *is sure to fascinate avid fans of the Dark Tower epic. But this novel also stands on its own for all readers, an enchanting and haunting journey to Roland’s world and testimony to the power of Stephen King’s storytelling magic.
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The Will to Battle

***The Will to Battle***—**the third book of 2017 John W. Campbell Award winner Ada Palmer’s Terra Ignota series**—**a political science fiction epic of extraordinary audacity**
**“A cornucopia of dazzling, sharp ideas set in rich, wry prose that rewards rumination with layers of delight. Provocative, erudite, inventive, resplendent.” ****—Ken Liu, author of *****The Grace of Kings***
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The long years of near-utopia have come to an abrupt end.
Peace and order are now figments of the past. Corruption, deception, and insurgency hum within the once steadfast leadership of the Hives, nations without fixed location.
The heartbreaking truth is that for decades, even centuries, the leaders of the great Hives bought the world’s stability with a trickle of secret murders, mathematically planned. So that no faction could ever dominate. So that the balance held.
The Hives’ façade of solidity is the only hope they have for maintaining a semblance of order, for preventing the public from succumbing to the savagery and bloodlust of wars past. But as the great secret becomes more and more widely known, that façade is slipping away.
Just days earlier, the world was a pinnacle of human civilization. Now everyone—Hives and hiveless, Utopians and sensayers, emperors and the downtrodden, warriors and saints—scrambles to prepare for the seemingly inevitable war.
**“*Seven Surrenders* veers expertly between love, murder, mayhem, parenthood, theology, and high politics. I haven’t had this much fun with a book in a long time.” —Max Gladstone, author of *Three Parts Dead***
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**Terra Ignota Series**
1. *Too Like the Lightning*
2. *Seven Surrenders*
**3. *The Will to Battle***
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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### Review
‘Part novel, part series of nested essays, part project, The Will to Battle is much greater than the whole; an exercise in both narrative flexibility and philosophy … It’s a powerful expression of what the genre can do’ Starburst magazine. ‘Provocative, erudite, inventive, resplendent’ Ken Liu. ‘The kind of science fiction that makes me excited all over again about what science fiction can do’ Jo Walton. ‘Bold, furiously inventive, and mesmerizing … The best science fiction I’ve read in a long while’ Robert Charles Wilson.
### About the Author
Ada Palmer is an author, historian and composer. She did her PhD at Harvard, teaches History at the University of Chicago, blogs at ExUrbe.com, composes close harmony folk music and performs with the a capella group Sassafrass.