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Shadow of the Knife

Militia rookie Ellen Mittal is well aware that the world cannot be reduced to simple questions of black and white, but she has no idea of just how complex and dangerous her life is about to become. The most vicious gang in the Homelands, led by the infamous Butcher, is extending its operations to Roadsend. By her oath as a member of the Militia, Ellen is sworn to uphold the rule of law, no matter what the cost to herself. But as the body count starts to rise, Ellen finds her task made all the harder by a wall of silence from ordinary citizens, a commanding officer with her head in the sand, and the attentions of an attractive young farmer who is probably not who she claims to be.
Ellen must work out who to trust, because if she gets it wrong she might easily lose her heart, or her life.

Shadow of the Hegemon

Shadow of the Hegemon (Ender’s Shadow Series #2) by Orson Scott Card
The War is over, won by Ender Wiggin and his team of brilliant child-warriors. The enemy is destroyed, the human race is saved. Ender himself refuses to return to the planet, but his crew has gone home to their families, scattered across the globe. The battle school is no more.
But with the external threat gone, the Earth has become a battlefield once more. The children of the Battle School are more than heroes; they are potential weapons that can bring power to the countries that control them. One by one, all of Ender’s Dragon Army are kidnapped. Only Bean escapes; and he turns for help to Ender’s brother Peter.
Peter Wiggin, Ender’s older brother, has already been manipulating the politics of Earth from behind the scenes. With Bean’s help, he will eventually rule the world.
*Shadow of the Hegemon *is the second novel in Orson Scott Card’s Shadow Series.

Shadow of the Giant

Bean, Ender Wiggins’ former right-hand man, has shed his reputation as the smallest student at Battle School. He has completed his military service for the Hegemon, acting as strategist and general in the terrible wars that followed Ender’s defeat of the alien empire that attacked Earth.
Now he and his wife, Petra, yearn for a safe place to build a family – something he has never known. Yet no such place exists on Earth, a world riddled with Bean’s enemies from the past. Once again he must follow in Ender’s footsteps and look to the stars.
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Shadow of a Dark Queen

Feist, author of the Riftwar Saga, embarks on a new series, returning to the magical twin worlds of Kelewan and Midkemia to begin the story of the Serpent War Saga. Two unlikely heroes are destined to oppose the malign forces that threaten their lives and the survival of their world. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Shadow Men

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Shadow Men (Max Freeman Series #3) by Jonathon King
A gripping new chapter in the Max Freeman series, from the critically acclaimed, Edgar Award–winning author of *The Blue Edge of Midnight*.
It begins with an 80-year-old mystery. Three men—a father and his two sons—vanished while working as laborers on a dangerous project to build the first road through the Florida Everglades. Now, years later, a series of letters are unexpectedly discovered by a descendant of these men. Driven by the need to know what happened to these lost members of his family, he starts asking questions—and is quickly stonewalled. With nowhere else to turn, he enlists the help of former Philadelphia police officer Max Freeman.
Living in his isolated shack in the Glades, Max starts his longshot investigation into the fate of the men. A newly minted private investigator working with his friend and attorney, Billy Manchester, Max is surprised to meet resistance immediately at every turn. The search for the truth quickly turns violent—and Max finds he has more to worry about than just 80-year-old ghosts. For there are powerful interests that want to make sure that the shadows of the past remain undisturbed—including some who will kill to make sure that they do.
Combining powerful storytelling and rich characters, *Shadow Men* establishes Jonathon King as a new master of modern crime fiction.
Author Biography: Jonathon King’s crime fiction debut, *The Blue Edge of Midnight*, won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, has been nominated for the Anthony Award, and was a *Los Angeles Times* bestseller. A journalist for more than twenty years, he has covered crime and criminal courts and is now an award-winning feature writer for the *South Florida Sun-Sentinel*.

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.
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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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