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Brighid’s Quest

TORN BETWEEN THE POSSIBILITIES… Fleeing her centaur clan’s increasingly militant beliefs, Brighid Dhianna has begun to find peace and acceptance among the humans of Clan MacCallan. Still, she agrees to leave her newly formed friendships to guide her clan chieftain’s grieving brother home. As she journeys, Brighid discovers that the long-dormant Shaman blood that runs so thickly in her veins will no longer be silenced. As seductive new powers begin to beckon, Brighid glimpses a future that is more impossible — and more magical — than any she could have dared to imagine. But when tragedy summons her back to the Centaur Plains, Brighid must make a decision that will affect not only her friendship with the humans, but the centaur herd and indeed the world. For the Great Goddess Epona has set her on a new path that demands everything she has to give. When the whole world is turning to her for help, healing the heart of a warrior doesn’t sound so daunting….

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind’ DAILY TELEGRAPH ‘Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and – where it matters – witty’ GUARDIAN The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe’s biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work. Is there a God? How did it all begin? Can we predict the future? What is inside a black hole? Is there other intelligent life in the universe? Will artificial intelligence outsmart us? How do we shape the future? Will we survive on Earth? Should we colonise space? Is time travel possible? Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet. And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth – from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial super-intelligence – Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind. Wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued, and infused with his characteristic humour, BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal view on the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next. A percentage of all royalties will go to charity.
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The best, most mind-bending sort of physics: black holes, time travel, the origins of the universe * The Times * It is that ultra-distinctive voice (modest, profound, sometimes very funny) that knits this book together * Sunday Times * It is that ultra-distinctive voice (modest, profound, sometimes very funny) that knits this book together * Sunday Times * The best, most mind-bending sort of physics: black holes, time travel, the origins of the universe * The Times * Almost everything in Brief Answers is effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and – where it matters – witty * Guardian * A beautiful book from a brilliant mind * Daily Telegraph *
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The Bride Collector

The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker
FBI Special agent Brad Raines is facing his toughest case yet. A Denver serial killer has killed four beautiful young women, leaving a bridal veil at each crime scene, and he’s picking up his pace. Unable to crack the case, Raines appeals for help from a most unusual source: residents of the Center for Wellness and Intelligence, a private psychiatric institution for mentally ill individuals whose are extraordinarily gifted.
It’s there that he meets Paradise, a young woman who witnessed her father murder her family and barely escaped his hand. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Paradise may also have an extrasensory gift: the ability to experience the final moments of a person’s life when she touches the dead body.
In a desperate attempt to find the killer, Raines enlists Paradise’s help. In an effort to win her trust, he befriends this strange young woman and begins to see in her qualities that most ‘sane people’ sorely lack. Gradually, he starts to question whether sanity resides outside the hospital walls…or inside.
As the Bride Collector picks up the pace-and volume-of his gruesome crucifixions, the case becomes even more personal to Raines when his friend and colleague, a beautiful young forensic psychologist, becomes the Bride Collector’s next target.
The FBI believes that the killer plans to murder seven women. Can Paradise help before it’s too late?

Breeder

Once, it was called the Screaming House. Behind its doors, rumors of murder and black magic. But now, it’s an upscale brownstone in a gentrified neighborhood. What a perfect home for a young couple hoping to raise a family. From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg, comes a nightmarish vision of Washington, D.C. where a new horror is born within the walls of an ancient house — haunted by a diabolical ritual and a terrifying legacy of the past.

”A white knuckle read from beginning to end — Clegg delivers!” – John Saul, New York Times bestselling author.

”The tension seldom flags as this tale builds to a grisly, suspense-filled climax. As in Goat Dance , his first book, Clegg pulls out the stops of terror…a chilling story.” — Publisher’s Weekly.

Rachel Adair thought Draper House in Washington, D.C, would be the perfect place to start over with her husband, Hugh. But as soon they move into the old townhouse, the nightmares begin: horrific images of the child Rachel lost, the dark secrets of Hugh’s father, scenes of blood-curdling ritual . . . and the scraping sounds of an even greater terror from within the walls . . .

About the Author

Douglas Clegg wrote Breeder in the house in which it was set in Washington, D.C. Born in Virginia, raised there, and in Connecticut and Hawaii, he currently lives on the coast of New England and is working on his next novel.

Look for other books by Douglas Clegg, including:

The Children’s Hour

The Hour Before Dark

Lights Out

Isis

Nightmare House

You Come When I Call You

Goat Dance

Purity

Dark of the Eye

The Words

Bad Karma

Red Angel

Night Cage

Mischief

The Infinite

The Abandoned

The Necromancer

Naomi

The Nightmare Chronicles

The Attraction

And more!

Praise for Douglas Clegg’s Fiction

”Douglas Clegg knows exactly what scares us, and he knows just how to twist those fears into hair-raising chills…” – Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series.

”Clegg is the best horror writer of the post-Stephen King generation.”

— Bentley Little, author of The Policy

”A master of the genre. Absolutely thrilling! Douglas Clegg is the future of dark fantasy.”

— Sherrilyn Kenyon, New York Times bestselling author of the Dark-Hunters.

”Douglas Clegg has become the new star in horror fiction.”

— Peter Straub, author of Lost Boy, Lost Girl and the New York Times Bestseller Black House (with Stephen King)

”Clegg is one of the best!”

— Richard Laymon

”Douglas Clegg is a weaver of nightmares!”

— Robert R. McCammon, author of The Queen of Bedlam and Speaks The Nightbird.

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Breathless: A Story of Dominance and Submission

[Siren LoveXtreme Special Edition: Erotic Consensual BDSM Menage Romance, M/F/M/M/M/M/M, public exhibition, sex toys] Lalita Marshall is in desperate need of money. When her best friend tells her about an opportunity that will relieve her of all her financial worries, Lalita feels it just may be too good to be true. Then, she finds out that this so-called opportunity would essentially make her a submissive sex slave to six very powerful and gorgeous men. When she finally meets Dorian, Zakary, Alec, Kane, Michael and Torryn, she knows she is in big trouble. The six of them not only exude a power that leaves her breathless, but they also leave her body sexually sated and exhausted. The longer Lalita spends with them, the more she knows that this isn’t just a job for her, not when she is starting to fall for each and every one of them. Note: There is no sexual relationship or touching for titillation between or among the men. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
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Breathless

Breathless: A Novel by Dean Koontz
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz’s *The City.*
# 1 *New York Times* bestselling author Dean Koontz delivers a thrilling novel of suspense and adventure, as the lives of strangers converge around a mystery unfolding high in the Colorado mountains—and the balance of the world begins to tilt….
In the stillness of a golden September afternoon, deep in the wilderness of the Rockies, a solitary craftsman, Grady Adams, and his magnificent Irish wolfhound Merlin step from shadow into light…and into an encounter with enchantment. That night, through the trees, under the moon, a pair of singular animals will watch Grady’s isolated home, waiting to make their approach.
A few miles away, Camillia Rivers, a local veterinarian, begins to unravel the threads of a puzzle that will bring all the forces of a government in peril to her door.
At a nearby farm, long-estranged identical twins come together to begin a descent into darkness…In Las Vegas, a specialist in chaos theory probes the boundaries of the unknowable…On a Seattle golf course, two men make matter-of-fact arrangements for murder…Along a highway by the sea, a vagrant scarred by the past begins a trek toward his destiny…
In a novel that is at once wholly of our time and timeless, fearless and funny, Dean Koontz takes readers into the moment between one turn of the world and the next, across the border between knowing and mystery. It is a journey that will leave all who take it **Breathless***.   *

A Breath of Witchy Air

Hemlock Cove is mired in a cold snap, which means the town is calm and quiet. That all changes in an instant when a beer truck tips over on the highway and half the town shows up to get drunk.
Bay Winchester is about to be the sole owner of the town newspaper so she heads out to take photos … and accidentally stumbles over several bodies. It seems there’s a serial killer on the loose, although no one can figure out if the dump site was convenient or if the killer is local.
Some hard digging leads Bay to a local college, where the only thing that stands out is a cell phone game that seems to be taking over the populace. Bay can’t shake the feeling that there’s something off about the game, but that pales in comparison to the dead girls and the motive behind multiple killings.
Things spiral out of control when the game developers pick Hemlock Cove for a big event, which means the town is suddenly flooded with gamers … including Aunt Tillie, who decides that winning really is the most important thing.
Things are about to get wicked for the Winchesters. There’s a killer in their midst and Bay appears to be displaying a new power that no one saw coming.
It’s only a matter of time until two powerful forces collide. Who comes out standing is anybody’s guess but Bay’s new power will be on full display … and may be the ultimate factor in her survival.

A Breath of Snow and Ashes

A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander Series #6) by Diana Gabaldon
Eagerly anticipated by her legions of fans, this sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time.
Since the initial publication of *Outlander* fifteen years ago, Diana Gabaldon’s *New York Times*–bestselling saga has won the hearts of readers the world over — and sold more than twelve million books. Now, *A Breath of Snow and Ashes* continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire.
The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest.
With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence — with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from *The Wilmington Gazette,* dated 1776, which reports Jamie’s death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.

Breakout the Zombie Apocalypse

As Matt Hawkins strives for redemption following Britain’s first zombie outbreak, his internal struggles and his psychological analysis of those around him lead him to question the ethics of humanity and himself as he fights to survive the apocalypse.
Hawkins’s perception of the immoral decisions of the leadership in seeking a possible cure, force him to reevaluate his past and question his own motives as he tries desperately to conceal a secret that could ruin him and prevent him from keeping a the fragile promise which has become his only motivation to live. From the sanctuary of the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales to the promise of an escape through the Channel Tunnel in Folkestone, Kent, their only hope for survival and for the possibility of a ending the zombie outbreak, the diverse group of people experience loss while they hope for success but at all at a very high price.

Breaking Point

While struggling to recover from a shattered personal life, Net Force Commander Alex Michaels races against time to find the culprits responsible for stealing plans to a top-secret atmospheric weapon that uses low-frequency wave generation to drive people mad. Original.

Breaking dawn

The fourth book in The Twilight Saga phenomenon is now available in a deluxe collector’s edition! Featuring a ribbon bookmark, cloth cover, new chapter opener designs, and a beautiful protective slipcase, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.In Breaking Dawn, to be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs.Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating, and unfathomable, consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella’s life-first discovered in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse-seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed… forever?The astonishing conclusion to the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

Breakfast in Bed

“DELIGHTFULLY FUN, WITTY ROMANCE… A WRITER TO WATCH.” Booklist From Romance Writers of America GOLDEN HEART AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR Robin Kaye, the third funny, sexy, contemporary romance from a fresh new voice in romance fiction He’d be Mr. Perfect if he wasn’t a perfect mess… Rich Ronaldi is almost the complete package-smart,sexy, great job-but when his girlfriend dumps him, Rich swears he’ll learn to cook and clean just to win her back… She’ll be happy to make him over, but not for another woman… Rich is the only guy Becca Larsen’s ever met who hasn’t tried to change her. She’s glad to help him master the domestic arts, but she’ll be damned if he’ll start cooking in another woman’s kitchen-or bedroom… PRAISE FOR TOO HOT TO HANDLE “A sensational story that sizzles with sex appeal.” The Long and Short of It “Robin Kaye has proved herself a master of romantic comedy.” Night Owl Romance “A rollicking romance that’s sure to please!” Romance Reader at Heart “Robin Kaye is a master at romance, and her second novel is even better than the first.” Armchair Interviews PRAISE FOR ROMEO, ROMEO ” The main characters in this all-around feel-good read have so much personality they almost jump off the page.” Romantic Times “A rollicking romance that’s sure to please!” Novel Thought Comments ” Kaye’s writing is just about perfect for this kind of story as she balances a fine line between romance, sex, and family, all of which come together with ease.” A Book Blogger’s Diary ” Robin Kaye’s Romeo, Romeois sensational! I loved everything about this novel. The story, characters and writing are all five star material.” Crave More Romances

A Breach of Promise

The ninth novel in the series of mysteries set in Victorian London follows investigator William Monk and his right-hand assistant, nurse Hester Latterly, as they plunge into a case of a wealthy family, a beautiful daughter, a reluctant fiance, and murder. Read by Simon Jones. Simultaneous.
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Brave New World

Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs, all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations, where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress…
Huxley’s ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece.

Brain Droppings

Brain Droppings by George Carlin
With nearly 20 albums, two Grammys, two Cable ACE awards, and more HBO specials under his belt than anyone else, George Carlin is more popular than ever. Now, for the first time, Carlin has produced a book of original humor pieces, Brain Droppings. Filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiosities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other verbal ordeals, Brain Droppings is infectiously funny. Also included are two timeless bonus items from the past, “A Place for My Stuff” and “Baseball-Football”.
Readers will get an inside look into Carlin’s mind, and they won’t be disappointed by what they find:
— I buy stamps by mail. It works Ok until I run out of stamps.
— What year did Jesus Christ think it was?
— A tree: first you chop it down, then you chop it up.
— Have you ever noticed the lawyer is always smiling more than the client?
— I put a dollar in one of those change machines. Nothing changed.
— If you ever have chicken at lunch and chicken at dinner, do you ever wonder if the two chickens knew each other?
Sprinkled throughout Carlin’s humorous social commentary will be many of his favorite oxymorons (“original copy”, “uninvited guest”), redundancies (“added bonus”, “closed fist”), and euphemisms (peep hole = observation port; illegal immigrant = guest worker). For those who love to laugh, Brain Droppings is not to be missed.

The Boys in the Boat

For readers of Laura Hillenbrand’s *Seabiscuit* and *Unbroken* , the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics
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*Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

The emotional heart of the story lies with one rower, Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not for glory, but to regain his shattered self-regard and to find a place he can call home. The crew is assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it is their trust in…