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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.
**Recensie(s)**

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.

Sfarsitul Eternitatii

Sfârșitul eternității (1955) (engleză The End of Eternity) este un roman științifico-fantastic scris de Isaac Asimov. Temele abordate în acest roman sunt foarte diferite de cele din scrierile despre roboți sau față de cele din epopeea sa spațială. Sfârșitul eternității face o analiză inteligentă a paradoxurilor timpului. Unii consideră că este cea mai bună opera a lui sau cel puțin una dintre cele mai bune scrise de Asimov[1].

Sex. Murder. Mystery. (True Crime Box Set)

Three book box set (two full length book and a short story) by New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen.
BITCH ON WHEELS
This title was previously published as Confessions of an American Black Widow.
Sharon Nelson, a Colorado woman, had her lover Gary Adams murder two of her three husbands. But more interesting than the crime itself is Olsen’s portrait of Nelson as a brash, trashy, manipulative sexpot who believed that she was entitled to (and got) everything and everyone she wanted: even her confession, given freely to police in a Pizza Hut restaurant, was anything but contrite. Moreover, Olsen records the recollections of many community members who saw Nelson for what she was, yet seemed oblivious to the adultery, theft and murder under their noses (Publisher’s Weekly). With all new foreword by — M. William Phelps, 2011, Investigative journalist, author of 20 books, creator and star of Investigation Discovery’s “Dark Minds.”
IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG
“Wonderfully researched…Searing and brilliant…A must-read!”– Ann Rule, the undisputed queen of True Crime
You know how the story ended…but do you know how it all started?
Within hours of giving birth to her sixth child, Mary Kay Letourneau had her baby daughter whisked from her arms. She was then shackled and returned to her jail cell. Just years ago, the pretty, personable Seattle schoolteacher was living a life many would envy– she had a handsome husband, four beautiful children, and a beloved following of students. Then she was accused of child rape, and her whole world turned upside down.
How did a 34-year-old married teacher fall in love with one of her sixth-grade students? Was it a complete lapse of judgment, or– as she contends– the meeting of two soulmates? Were the two planning to run away together– before police caught them in a parked car? Did the couple have illicit sex in every room of the Letourneau house, as the teenager told the tabloids? Read about the case that shocked the world and rocked the headlines– about the lonely life of Mary Kay Letourneau and the young object of her obsession, the boy who fathered two of her children.
Amazon.com Review: The tale seems ripe for tabloid exploitation: the fresh-faced blond elementary schoolteacher and mother of four just couldn’t keep her hands off that 13-year-old boy. Worse yet, Mary Kay Letourneau had become obsessed with the slight, Samoan teenager while he was still a student in her sixth-grade class–and he fathered two babies with her. Yet in the hands of true crime writer Gregg Olsen, If Loving You Is Wrong becomes a poignant profile of an emotionally stunted young woman tightly wound up in a web of lies too fragile to sustain the weight of her own compulsions.
The facade the Letourneaus presented to the world was that of a devoted, upwardly mobile young couple. In reality Steve and Mary Kay were on the verge of financial and emotional bankruptcy. They married because she’d become pregnant and appearances were everything to Mary Kay’s parents, ultra-conservative, family-values-promoting politician John Schmitz and his icy wife, Mary. Olsen, whose previous books include Abandoned Prayers and Black Widow, does a superior job with the story, interviewing Letourneau herself as well as friends and neighbors, researching and assembling the facts behind the lurid headlines in a nonjudgmental manner that allows readers to draw their own conclusions about the bigger issues at stake. Was Mary Kay Letourneau a pedophile, a child rapist, a female Humbert Humbert? Or was she, as she claims, a woman who’d found a soul mate and a true love that defied America.

Sex, Not Love

From **# 1 New York Times** bestselling author **Vi Keeland**, comes a sexy new standalone novel.
My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.
We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.
I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.
We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.
I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn’t dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.
I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems.
Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?
Nothing, I thought.
It’s just sex, not love.
But you know what they say about the best laid plans…
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Sex, Lies, and Online Dating

*She explained* the trouble with Valentine’s Day *(as if you didn’t know!) Now Rachel Gibson tells all about . . .*
Sex . . .
What is it about men anyway? Bad cars, bad jobs, even bad teeth—nothing convinces them that they can’t snare a Size Two Babe with a D-cup chest. And after way too many internet dates with men named “luvstick” and “bigdaddy182,” Lucy Rothschild should know.
Lies . . .
But sitting across from her now is “hardluvnman,” and he seems different—sensitive, honest, and hot! He says he’s a plumber, while Lucy claims she’s a nurse! She’s really a mystery writer, dating online while researching her next book. Hey, everyone lies a little, don’t they?
And Online Dating . . .
But Quinn’s really an undercover cop hunting down a serial killer, and he sees Lucy as his top suspect. And while he could really go for this smart, sexy woman with the killer bod—if that’s the only thing “killer” about her—he knows he needs to wine and dine her and discover the truth. Hey, he realizes the dating scene can be deadly—but this is ridiculous!
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Sex, Lies, and Headlocks: The Real Story of Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment

“Current fans and recovering Hulkamaniacs alike should find [Sex, Lies, and Headlocks] as gripping as the Camel Clutch.” —*Maxim*
**Sex, Lies, and Headlocks** is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the backstabbing, scandals, and high-stakes gambles that have made wrestling an enduring television phenomenon. The man behind it all is Vince McMahon, a ruthless and entertaining visionary whose professional antics make some of the flamboyant characters in the ring look tame by comparison. Throughout the book, the authors trace McMahon’s rise to power and examine the appeal of the industry’s biggest stars—including Ed “Strangler” Lewis, Gorgeous George, Bruno Sammartino, Ric Flair, and, most recently, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock. In doing so, they show us that while WWE stock is traded to the public on Wall Street, wrestling remains a shadowy world guided by a century-old code that stresses secrecy and loyalty.
With a new afterword, this is the definitive book about the history of pro wrestling.
“Reading this excellent behind-the-scenes look at wrestling promoter McMahon . . . is almost as entertaining and shocking as watching the most extreme antics of McMahon’s comic-book style creations such as Steve Austin and The Rock.”
—*Publishers Weekly
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“A quintessentially American success story of a cocky opportunist defying the odds and hitting it big . . . Sparkling cultural history from an author wise enough to let the facts and personalities speak for themselves.”—*Kirkus Reviews
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Sex, Lies & Serious Money

Stone Barrington takes on a client who gives him a run for his money in this heart-stopping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods.   Fresh off the runway at Teterboro, Stone Barrington arrives home to find an unexpected new client on his doorstep, anxiously soliciting his help. But everything is not as it seems, when the client reveals the true nature—and value—of his recent turn of fortune.From luxury New York high-rises to the sprawling New Mexico desert, his client is pursued from all angles…and Stone quickly learns that easy money isn’t always so easy.

Sex, Ecology, Spirituality

In this tour de force of scholarship and vision, Ken Wilber traces the course of evolution from matter to life to mind and describes the common patterns that evolution takes in all three of these domains. From the emergence of mind, he traces the evolution of human consciousness through its major stages of growth and development. He particularly focuses on modernity and postmodernity: what they mean; how they impact gender issues, psychotherapy, ecological concerns, and various liberation movements; and how the modern and postmodern world conceive of Spirit. This second edition features forty pages of new material, new diagrams, and extensively revised notes.
(source: Bol.com)

Sex, Drugs, And Cocoa Puffs

From the author of the highly acclaimed heavy metal memoir, Fargo Rock City, comes another hilarious and discerning take on massively popular culture—set in Chuck Klosterman’s den and your own—covering everything from the effect of John Cusack flicks to the crucial role of breakfast cereal to the awesome power of the Dixie Chicks.Countless writers and artists have spoken for a generation, but no one has done it quite like Chuck Klosterman. With an exhaustive knowledge of popular culture and an almost effortless ability to spin brilliant prose out of unlikely subject matter, Klosterman attacks the entire spectrum of postmodern America: reality TV, Internet porn, Pamela Anderson, literary Jesus freaks, and the real difference between apples and oranges (of which there is none). And don’t even get him started on his love life and the whole Harry-Met-Sally situation. Whether deconstructing Saved by the Bell episodes or the artistic legacy of Billy Joel, the symbolic importance of The Empire Strikes Back or the Celtics/Lakers rivalry, Chuck will make you think, he’ll make you laugh, and he’ll drive you insane—usually all at once. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs is ostensibly about art, entertainment, infotainment, sports, politics, and kittens, but—really—it’s about us. All of us. As Klosterman realizes late at night, in the moment before he falls asleep, “In and of itself, nothing really matters. What matters is that nothing is ever ‘in and of itself.’” Read to believe.