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Outlaw Bear

All Jet Taylor wanted was to settle down, find his mate, and raise some cubs.
How hard could it be? For the former con-man turned honest bartender, it seems nothing can be done the easy way. Especially when it comes to meeting a nice girl.
Oh sure, Kailee Britten is a tall, full-figured, gorgeous, smart and successful woman that sets his bear into a frenzy any time he looks at her. Everything about her screams mate to him, and he can tell part of her feels the same. However, she just moved to Bear Bluff’s after a nasty divorce and is intent on rebuilding her life with a new direction.
But when he overhears a phone-call between her and her father, he realizes that the two of them have more in common than he could ever have imagined.
For Jet, this is one **blast** from his past that he would have preferred to stay dormant, but he’ll do whatever he has to for the woman he believes to be his mate.
**This is a 38,000 word STANDALONE novella with NO CLIFFHANGER. It is book 2 in the *Bluff Bears* world, but can be read on its own.**

Outlast

Where there’s a wand, there’s a way.  My secret is out, yet I’m still welcome at the academy, training for a future as a warden for the Agency of Magical Forces. For the first time in my life, I feel like I belong. Until one of my roommates goes missing and it’s all my fault.   I lead the charge to find her, testing the limits of my magical abilities in the process and resisting the allure of the sexy vampire Gray. The clock is ticking as we race to one of the most dangerous underworlds in an effort to rescue my roommate before it’s too late. Can I use my powerful magic to save her without losing myself…or my life?   Outlast: Spellslingers Academy of Magic, the third audiobook of the Warden of the West series, is a fantasy mystery with humor, action, a powerful heroine, and a fang-tastic hero.

Outlander

EDITORIAL REVIEW: The year is 1945 and Claire Beauchamp Randall, a former British combat nurse, is on holiday in Scotland with her husband, looking forward to becoming reacquainted after the war’s long separation. Like most practical women, Claire hardly expects her curiosity to get the better of her. But an ancient stone circle near her lodgings holds an eerie fascination, and when she innocently touches one of the giant boulders, she’s hurtled backward in time more than two hundred years, to 1743. Alone where no lady should be alone, and far from the familiar comforts of her other life, Claire’s usual resourcefulness is tested to the limit. The merciless garrison captain so feared by others bears an uncanny resemblance to the husband she has just left behind. Her own odd circumstances expose her to accusations of witchcraft. And the strands of a political intrigue she doesn’t understand threaten to ensnare her at every turn. But of all the perils her new life holds, none is more disquieting than her growing feelings for James Fraser, the gallant young Scot she is forced to marry for her own protection. Sworn by his wedding vows to keep her from harm, Jamie’s passion for Claire goes beyond duty. As she struggles with the memories of another lifetime, she is forced to make an agonizing and fateful choice, and learns ultimately that a man’s instinct to protect the woman he loves is as old as time.

Outfox

**No good deed goes unpunished…**
For years, my family was in possession of the top half of an ancient sword. Now this dangerous artifact has been stolen and it’s up to me to recover it. With the help of my friends, I must follow the trail of clues to find both halves of the sword before they can be reforged. When my investigation leads me to an Elvis-impersonating vampire, a magic carpet lizard, and a homicidal banshee with no regard for the Fountains of Bellagio, I know I’m in for a rough ride.
My magic is the only thing that stands between absolute power and preservation. Can I prevent history from recurring or are we doomed to repeat it?
** *Outfox* ***: Spellslingers Academy of Magic, Sentry of the South (Book 2) is an urban fantasy mystery with humor, action and adventure, a powerful heroine, and a charming yet unlikely hero. ** *
*Books in the Spellslingers world include:*
Bryn’s trilogy—
Outcast, Warden of the West, Book 1
Outclassed, Warden of the West, Book 2
Outlast, Warden of the West, Book 3
Outlier, Sentry of the South, Book 1
Outfox, Sentry of the South, Book 2
Outbreak, Sentry of the South, Book 3

Outclassed

**The ace in a pack of lies.**
I’m doing my best to settle into life at the academy, and keep my secret under wraps. After all, I’m training for a future as a warden for the Agency of Magical Forces. Can’t have a mass-murdering evil father as part of my pedigree. I still can’t tell a rune from a rock, but life is good.
Until I discover a dead body in the river.
Before I know it, I’m thrust into an investigation to find the killer, which means using magic outside of my comfort zone. The more magic I use, the more I worry about succumbing to the dark side like my father. With the help of my new friends and the sexy vampire, Gray, I just might manage to live through it…if I’m lucky.
***Outclassed****: Spellslingers Academy of Magic, Warden of the West (Book 2) is a fantasy mystery with humor, action, a powerful heroine, and a fangtastic hero. ***
Books in the Spellslingers series include:
Outcast: Warden of the West, Book 1
Outclassed: Warden of the West, Book 2
Outlast: Warden of the West, Book 3
Outlier: Sentry of the South, Book 1
Outfox: Sentry of the South, Book 2
Outbreak: Sentry of the South, Book 3
Outwit: Enforcer of the East, Book 1
Outlaw: Enforcer of the East, Book 2

An Outcast of the Islands

**I have been called a writer of the sea, of the tropics, a descriptive writer – and also a realist. But as a matter of fact all my concern has been with the ‘ideal’ value of things, events and people. That and nothing else** – Joseph Conrad
When Willems stepped off the straight and narrow path of his own peculiar honesty he thought it would be *a short episode – a sentence in brackets, so to speak – in the flowing tale of his life*. But Willems was wrong, for he was about to embark on a voyage of discovery and self-discovery that would change, if not destroy, the reset of his life. Marooned by his own people on the shore of a Malayan island, Willems is caught in the grip of his own vulnerability and corruption.
**An Outcast of the Islands** was only Conrad’s second novel, but in its theme, in its impressionistic use of scenery, and, and over all, in the enormous richness and power of the writing, it predicts Conrad’s position as a literary figure of the highest rank.
The cover shows a detail from *Old Boathouse and Riverside Vegetation, Sarawak* by Marianne North.

Outcast

I live by one simple rule: no magic. Not too hard in the human world, plus it keeps me hidden from my evil sorcerer father. Safe.
When I’m forced into using magic to save an innocent family, the jig is up. Or so I believe. Instead, I’m whisked off to an academy of magic in a place I never knew existed. The problem is – my power is completely raw, which means I don’t know my butt from a broomstick. At first, it’s all wands, witches, and a new wardrobe…until I get caught in a restricted area with a dead body. Now, it’s going to take more than magic to clear my name.
Thanks to new friends and a magically delicious vampire called Gray, I don’t have to fly solo anymore. I’m out of my depth and out of options. Can I catch a killer before it’s too late, or am I doomed to live a life on the run?
*Outcast: Spellslingers Academy of Magic*, the first audiobook of the Warden of the West series, is a fantasy mystery with humor, action, a powerful heroine, and a fang-tastic hero.

Out-Of-Style

”This is one of the most valued ‘go to’ books in my library with talking points new, even to me.” — Alyja Kalinich, Disneyland Costume Designer

Winner of 5 Best Book Awards:
• 2016 Hollywood Book Festival Awards: History
• 2015 Beverly Hills International Book Awards: Performing Arts, Film & Theater
• 2014 USA Best Book Awards: Performing Arts, Film & Theater
• 2014 Family Tree Magazine UK: ”Our Top Choice”
• 2013 Kirkus Reviews: Best Books

This volume of style clues for fashion detectives weaves fascinating elements of social history into tales of how, why, and when fashions evolved. Hundreds of sequential illustrations highlight the style flourishes that identify garments for men, women, and children as products of their individual periods. The images are accompanied by highly readable — and often humorous — comments and explanations by author and illustrator Betty Kreisel Shubert. A noted fashion historian, Ms. Shubert is a columnist for Ancestry Magazine and has designed clothes and costumes for stage and screen as well as hotels, restaurants, and casinos all over the world.
Ranging decade by decade from the nineteenth through twentieth centuries, this book offers a simple way to date photographs and clothing. It also provides background that makes less-accessible histories of costume easier to understand. This second edition, enhanced with a selection of new photographs, offers a valuable resource for costumers, vintage fashion enthusiasts, social historians, genealogists, and collectors of nostalgia items. The easy-to-follow format makes it a great browsing book even for those who are unversed in fashion design and history.

”A great reference book. I can’t wait to put it to use!” — Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective

”Fascinating! I couldn’t put it down. The author shows how social development influenced how we dress. I would certainly include this book in my theater classes for its value to future costumers, directors, and actors.” — Allen M. Zeltzer, Professor of Theater, Emeritus, Cal-State University at Fullerton

(source: Bol.com)

Out of the Silent Planet

SUMMARY: The first book in C. S. Lewis’s acclaimed Space Trilogy, which continues with Perelandra and That Hideous Strength, Out of the Silent Planet begins the adventures of the remarkable Dr. Ransom. Here, that estimable man is abducted by a megalomaniacal physicist and his accomplice and taken via spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra. The two men are in need of a human sacrifice, and Dr. Ransom would seem to fit the bill. Once on the planet, however, Ransom eludes his captors, risking his life and his chances of returning to Earth, becoming a stranger in a land that is enchanting in its difference from Earth and instructive in its similarity. First published in 1943, Out of the Silent Planet remains a mysterious and suspenseful tour de force.

Out of the Everywhere

A collection of 17 essays that cover topics ranging from human evolution to the formation of the solar system. With penetrating insight and solid scientific knowledge, Asimov tackles the problems of over-population, need for alternative fuels, fear of radiation, what makes humans different from other two-legged creatures, and more.

Out of the Blue: Confessions of an Unlikely Porn Star

*Out of the Blue* is a hilarious autobiographical romp that details the life of porn star turned director/producer Blue Blake and his adventures in the skin trade. Blue has worked with every major star in the industry and won many major awards and honors, including induction into the Gay Porn Legend Hall of Fame.
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Our mutual friend

SUMMARY: A satiric masterpiece about the allure and peril of money, Our Mutual Friend revolves around the inheritance of a dust-heap where the rich throw their trash. When the body of John Harmon, the dust-heap’s expected heir, is found in the Thames, fortunes change hands surprisingly, raising to new heights “Noddy” Boffin, a low-born but kindly clerk who becomes “the Golden Dustman.” Charles Dickens’s last complete novel, Our Mutual Friend encompasses the great themes of his earlier works: the pretensions of the nouveaux riches, the ingenuousness of the aspiring poor, and the unfailing power of wealth to corrupt all who crave it. With its flavorful cast of characters and numerous subplots, Our Mutual Friend is one of Dickens’s most complex—and satisfying—novels.

Otherbound

Amara is never alone. Not when she’s protecting the cursed princess she unwillingly serves. Not when they’re fleeing across dunes and islands and seas to stay alive. Not when she’s punished, ordered around, or neglected.
She *can’t* be alone, because a boy from another world experiences all that alongside her, looking through her eyes.
Nolan longs for a life uninterrupted. Every time he blinks, he’s yanked from his Arizona town into Amara’s mind, a world away, which makes even simple things like hobbies and homework impossible. He’s spent years as a powerless observer of Amara’s life. Amara has no idea . . . until he learns to control her, and they communicate for the first time. Amara is terrified. Then, she’s furious.
All Amara and Nolan want is to be free of each other. But Nolan’s breakthrough has dangerous consequences. Now, they’ll have to work together to survive–and discover the truth about their connection.

The Other Wes Moore

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
****The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.**
**Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence? Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, *The Other Wes Moore* tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world.
BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a *The Other Wes Moore* discussion guide.
**Praise for *The Other Wes Moore***
“Moving and inspiring, *The Other Wes Moore* is a story for our times.”**—Alex Kotlowitz, author of *There Are No Children Here***

“A tense, compelling story and an inspirational guide for all who care about helping young people.”**—Juan Williams, author of *Enough***

“This should be required reading for anyone who is trying to understand what is happening to young men in our inner cities.”**—Geoffrey Canada, author of *****Fist Stick Knife Gun**

*“The Other Wes Moore* gets to the heart of the matter on faith, education, respect, the hard facts of incarceration, and the choices and challenges we all face. It’s educational and inspiring.”**—Ben Carson, M.D., author of *Gifted Hands***

“Wes Moore is destined to become one of the most powerful and influential leaders of this century. You need only read this book to understand why.”**—William S. Cohen, former U.S. senator and secretary of defense**
“This intriguing narrative is enlightening, encouraging, and empowering. Read these words, absorb their meanings, and create your own plan to act and leave a legacy.”**—Tavis Smiley, from the Afterword**

The Other Hollywood

A raucous and revealing oral history of the birth of the adult film industry, *The Other Hollywood* peels back the candy coating to let the true story be told — by the stars, movie makers, and other industry players who lived it. And what a story it is: Through hundreds of original interviews, contemporary newspaper accounts, police reports, court testimony, and more, Legs McNeil and coauthors Jennifer Osborne and Peter Pavia trace today’s billion-dollar industry from its makeshift, mob-connected origins to the Internet age. Along the way we encounter porn stars such as Linda Lovelace, John Holmes, Traci Lords, and Savannah — along with countless mainstream stars, politicians, FBI agents, and more.
Epic, hilarious, and moving, *The Other Hollywood* contributes to the porn industry the one thing missing in all previous accounts: a vivid, tragicomic, irresistible humanity.

Orpheus Lost

In the ancient myth, it is Orpheus who travels to the underworld to rescue his lover Eurydice from death. In this compelling reimagining of the Orpheus story, Leela May travels into an underworld of kidnapping, torture and despair in search of her lover, Mishka. Leela is a mathematical genius who escaped her hardscrabble Southern home town to study in Boston. It’s there that she meets a young Australian musician, Mishka. From the moment she first hears him play, busking in a subway, his music grips her, and they quickly become lovers. Then one day Leela is picked up off the street and taken to an interrogation centre somewhere outside the city. There has been an ‘incident’, an explosion on the underground; terrorists are suspected, security is high. And her old childhood friend Cobb is conducting a very questionable interrogation. Over the years Cobb has never forgotten Leela and the secrets she knows. Now he reveals to her that Mishka may not be all he seems. That there may be more to him than growing up in the Daintree rainforest in northern Queensland in an eccentric musical family. Leela has already discovered on her own account that some nights when Mishka claims to be at the music lab are actually spent at a cafe. A cafe, Cobb tells her, known to be a terrorist contact point. Who can she believe? And then Mishka disappears. In this powerful and passionate novel Janette Turner Hospital tackles head-on questions of liberty and national security, terrorism and love.
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