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Whenever the word Aphrodite is whispered somebody dies. The victims never know what it meant: is it a person, a product, a code word – what? And why is keeping its meaning secret, so important?Justin Westwood has retreated from reality by taking a menial post with the police department in Long Island. Mindless traffic duty and a lot of booze stop him reliving the past, but his dormant professionalism is reluctantly awakened when he realises that the death of a young journalist is deliberate, not accidental. Retracing the woman’s movements in the hours before her death, Justin learns she’s been in trouble for quoting some erroneous facts in an obituary of a man who had been living in the local old people’s home. Not the sort of mistake which normally brings a duo of professional hitmen to the door of a fallible reporter, and certainly not one which brings the FBI into town. As Justin attempts to unravel the puzzle, he finds someone is a step ahead of him, disposing of witnesses and setting him up for the rap. Realising he has to face real life at its starkest if he is to survive, he goes solo – and finds himself at the centre of one of the greatest conspiracies of his time.Praise for Russell Andrews ‘A fast moving thriller in the Grisham genre’ Sunday Telegraph’I defy you to figure out who dunnit, why they dunnit, or how they dunnit’ Janet Evanovich

The Ape Who Guards the Balance

SUMMARY: Amelia Peabody’s archaeologist husband, Radcliffe Emerson, has been ignominiously demoted to examining the most boring tombs in the valley of the kings. But luckily for Amelia’s thrill-seeking detective nose, this year the legendary land of the pharoahs will yield more than priceless artifacts. Entering the seedy underworld of grave robbers & mythical guards of those who have died, Amelia & company are up to their throats in a deadly mystery. Her seemingly dull season quickly turns from monotonous to threatening, for even deeper mysteries than she could ever deduct lurk in the mysterious valley. Bestselling author Elizabeth Peters sets forth another groundbreaking novel in her award-winning Amelia series.

Apartment 16

**Some doors are better left closed—a sophisticated, spine-chilling horror novel from the author of *Last Days***
In Barrington House, an upmarket block in London, there is an empty apartment. No one goes in and no one comes out, and it’s been that way for 50 years, until the night a watchman hears a disturbance after midnight and is drawn to investigate. What he experiences is enough to change his life forever. Soon after, a young American woman, Apryl, arrives at Barrington House. She’s been left an apartment by her mysterious Great Aunt Lillian who died in strange circumstances. Rumors claim Lillian was mad, but her diary suggests she was implicated in a horrific and inexplicable event decades ago. Determined to learn something of this eccentric woman, Apryl begins to unravel the hidden story of Barrington House. She discovers that a transforming, evil force still inhabits the building, and that the doorway to Apartment 16 is a gateway to something altogether more terrifying.

AP English Language and Composition

A new edition of the bestselling AP English Language from CliffsNotes Includes introductory chapters on the different question types you’ll encounter on the exam Features four full-length practice exams with detailed answer explanations …

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AP Calculus AB Prep Plus 2018-2019: 3 Practice Tests + Study Plans + Targeted Review Practice + Online

**Kaplan’s *AP Calculus AB Prep Plus 2018-2019* is completely restructured and aligned with the current AP exam, giving you concise review of the most-tested content to quickly build your skills and confidence. With bite-sized, test-like practice sets and customizable study plans, our guide fits your schedule.**
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Anything for You

Rachel Kramer Bussel is at the top of her game in BDSM erotica and now shares the pleasure in a one-of-a-kind book, custom-made for couples. Anything for You is stimulating reading, both for experienced players and those just discovering the joy of tying up your lover or bending over for the one you love These explicit stories of obsessive desire unlock the door to a world of obsessive desires, the passion that lies just beneath the skin. Bondage is the stuff of fantasy for a shockingly large segment of the population and true happiness is discovering what makes your partner tick. In this case, it might well be the tickle of rope on naked skin, or a firm paddling. Rachel Kramer Bussel’s is a guidebook to great sex, told story by delicious story of uninhibited, adventurous sex sure to keep the home fires burning Each boldly wrought tale shared with your lover is another door opened into the erotic mindscape.

The Anubis Gates

Brendan Doyle is a twentieth-century English professor who travels back to 1810 London to attend a lecture given by English romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This is a London filled with deformed clowns, organised beggar societies, insane homunculi and magic.When he is kidnapped by gypsies and consequently misses his return trip to 1983, the mild-mannered Doyle is forced to become a street-smart con man, escape artist, and swordsman in order to survive in the dark and treacherous London underworld. He defies bullets, black magic, murderous beggars, freezing waters, imprisonment in mutant-infested dungeons, poisoning, and even a plunge back to 1684.Coleridge himself and poet Lord Byron make appearances in the novel, which also features a poor tinkerer who creates genetic monsters and a werewolf that inhabits others’ bodies when his latest becomes too hairy.

Another Stupid Spell

Another Stupid Spell is a first person high fantasy novel, the likes of which hasn’t been seen in 60 years. The tone and vocabulary of the story shifts as our narrator, Sorch the orc, finds ways to enhance his intelligence. You get to grow as Sorch grows, learn as he learns, and share his most intimate thoughts.
Sorch is an orc mage in a world where orcs are cursed with stupidity every time they cast a spell. The only spell he can safely cast is Enhance Intelligence, which boosts his IQ for a fraction of a second before the curse drains it all away again.
Normally casting such a spell would be pointless, but Sorch’s tribe has found a way to benefit. Magic that is cast near a mysterious artefact called the ‘Voodoo Engine’ causes invisible hands to appear, and these hands get work done for his tribe. Sorch is a slave to the Voodoo Engine, casting a single spell over and over again to avoid being beaten by the chief’s warrior caste.
While foraging for food on one fateful night, our hero happens upon two human mages who are in big trouble. He saves their lives, and in return they give him an amulet that will make his life easier. Unbeknownst to the humans, their gift grants Sorch the power to break the cycle of intelligence drain and physical abuse. With the help of his friend and mentor, Shaman, Sorch becomes a real mage.
Sorch leaves his swamp and embarks on a series of incredibly exciting and dangerous adventures. During his travels he encounters horrible injury, magical treasures, love, snow, university admissions tests, a plot against the Kingdom, and then of course he saves the world. Or does he?
Be prepared to rethink everything you know about thinking. If your own intelligence was the fuel that your magic ran on, how brightly would you dare to burn?

Another Stupid Demon

Another Stupid Demon is a first person high fantasy novel, the second book in Another Stupid Trilogy. The tone and vocabulary of the story shifts as our narrator, Sorch the orc, finds ways to enhance his intelligence. You get to grow as Sorch grows, learn as he learns, and share his most intimate thoughts.
Sorch is an orc mage in a world where orcs are cursed with stupidity every time they cast a spell. After thwarting an evil plot to destroy Royal Moffit, Sorch became the prisoner of a demon worshipping cult. They imprisoned him in an attempt to steal his nightmares.
One daring jailbreak later, and Sorch is unleashed upon the world again. This time, however, he’s not so sure that he wants to go back to a life of magic and adventure. It would be a long, difficult road. And being the smartest orc in all of Panos wasn’t all fun and games the first time around.
But with the help of a new friend, Sorch rediscovers his purpose in life. He embarks on a quest to save his friends, who were trapped on another plane of existence. During his travels he encounters more horrible injury, more magical treasures, casual love, noisy roommates, wild elves, university midterms, a plot against all of Panos, and then of course he saves the world. Or does he?

Another Stupid Apocalypse

Another Stupid Apocalypse is a first person high fantasy novel, the third book in Another Stupid Trilogy. The tone and vocabulary of the story shifts as our narrator, Sorch the orc, finds ways to enhance his intelligence. You get to grow as Sorch grows, learn as he learns, and share his most intimate thoughts.
Sorch is an orc mage in a world where orcs are cursed with stupidity every time they cast a spell. After destroying the possessed Voodoo Engine that threatened to enslave his tribe and start the next Great War, Sorch took some much needed time away from the peril of adventure. In the two years that followed, Sorch finished his arcane education and learned to be a real father to his recently discovered son, Benno.
But the world wasn’t done with Sorch and his family just yet. Drought, flooding, and deadly creatures driven up from the depths of the earth itself threatened to destroy cities and towns all over the world. It would take the two smartest orcs on Panos, and all of their brave friends, to discover the forces that threatened to tear the planet apart.
In a race against time, Sorch is forced to lead his family into unparalleled danger. During his travels he encounters even more horrible injury, even more magical treasures, yetis, the power of fatherhood, frightening school children, an ancient threat to all of Panos, and then of course he saves the world. Or does he?

Another Cheating Wife Bundle!: 3 Stories of Interracial Cuckold Romance

Felicity Fleming whets your appetite with THREE MORE incredibly erotic tales! *An accidental cuckold, mouth-watering martial arts and a hot, salty facial treatment are all part of the x-rated entertaiment!*
Acclaimed erotic author **Felicity Fleming** is back again, with three more never-together-before tales of erotic intrigue.
In this collection, you’ll read: **Slippery Slope: **Unsure-of-himself husband David is stuck in the horns of a dilemma. His gorgeous wife, Cassie, is refusing to sleep with him – and his frustration is almost too much to bear. But things start looking up when, for a drunken thrill, he lets his black coworker Brandon catch a glimpse of his wife’s beautiful breasts. Now Brandon’s intent on seeing – and touching – more; and he’s hooking David up at work in order to convince the uncertain husband to let him. With lucrative new stock tips, and a bright new future on the horizon, David’s willing to do the unthinkable; and share his wife with his big, black coworker. But that’s just the start of a slippery slope, which sees David offering up more than he’d ever bargained for; and standing to lose more than ever if things go wrong. **Karate Kisses: **When sexy housewife Susie starts volunteering at the local karate school, her husband Marcus immediately gets jealous… But when he confronts Sensei Desmond and his absent wife, he’s more horrified by the fact that they AREN’T cheating, than the possibility that they were. “I expected better from you,” he snaps at Desmond. “If you’re going to give my wife free fitness lessons, the LEAST you should have extorted out of her is a blow job in return for them.” But Marcus needs to be careful what he wishes for. Because as soon as he’s left his innocent wife alone, she turns to Desmond and decides to make good on exactly what her jealous husband accused her of! **Fully Facial: **When a rash on her nose starts driving Susie crazy, her husband comes up with a very unorthodox way to ensure she doesn’t scratch it: He spurts his load all over her pretty face, and insists she wear it until he comes home that night. The promise of an expensive present is enough to convince even Susie to give the challenge a shot… But when a jalapeño-related incident leaves her with a scrubbed-clean face, she has to find a new, hot load to replace the one she lost, before her husband comes home. Fortunately, her hot, black delivery driver is up to the task; and he’s eager to paint Susie’s pretty face with his scalding spurts, to ensure she earns her prize. Click “Buy Now” Today!


Anonyponymous: The Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words by John Bemelmans Marciano
**An encyclopedia of linguistic biographies: the witty, illustrated stories of the Earl of Sandwich, Charles Boycott, and other historical figures better known as words than people. **
Eponymous, *adj. *Giving one’s name to a person, place, or thing.
Anonymous, *adj. *Anonymous.
Anonyponymous, *adj. *Anonymous and eponymous.
The Earl of Sandwich, fond of salted beef and paired slices of toast, found a novel way to eat them all together. Etienne de Silhouette, a former French finance minister, was so notoriously cheap that his name became a byword for chintzy practices—such as substituting a darkened outline for a proper painted portrait. Both bequeathed their names to the language, but neither man is remembered.
In this clever and funny book, John Bemelmans Marciano illuminates the lives of these anonyponymous persons. A kind of encyclopedia of linguistic biographies, the book is arranged alphabetically, giving the stories of everyone from Abu “algorithm” Al-Khwarizmi to Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. Along with them you’ll find the likes of Harry Shrapnel, Joseph-Ignace Guillotine, and many other people whose vernacular legacies have long outlived their memory.
Accented by amusing line portraits and short etymological essays on subjects like “superhero eponyms,” *Anonyponymous *is both a compendium of trivia and a window into the fascinating world of etymology. Carefully curated and unfailingly witty, this book is both a fantastic gift for language lovers and a true pleasure to read.

The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

With kaleidoscopic, trenchant, path-breaking insights, Elizabeth D. Samet has produced the most ambitious edition of Ulysses Grant’s Memoirs yet published. One hundred and thirty-three years after its 1885 publication by Mark Twain, Elizabeth Samet has annotated this lavish edition of Grant’s landmark memoir, and expands the Civil War backdrop against which this monumental American life is typically read. No previous edition combines such a sweep of historical and cultural contexts with the literary authority that Samet, an English professor obsessed with Grant for decades, brings to the table. Whether exploring novels Grant read at West Point or presenting majestic images culled from archives, Samet curates a richly annotated, highly collectible edition that will fascinate Civil War buffs. The edition also breaks new ground in its attack on the “Lost Cause” revisionism that still distorts our national conversation about the legacy of the Civil War. Never has Grant’s transformation from tanner’s son to military leader been more insightfully and passionately explained than in this timely edition, appearing on the 150th anniversary of Grant’s 1868 presidential election.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy
Anna Karenina is the wife of a prominant Russian government official. She leads a correct but confining upper-middle-class existence. She seems content with her life as a proper companion to her dignified, unaffectionate husband and an adoring mother to her young son, until she meets Count Vronsky, a young officer of the guards. He pursues her and she falls madly in love with him. Her husband refuses to divorce her, so she gives up everything, including her beloved son, to be with Vronsky. After a short time, Vronsky becomes bored and unhappy with their life as social outcasts. He abandons her, returns to the military and is immediately accepted back into society. Anna, a fallen woman, shunned by respectable society, throws herself under a train.

Animals and the Afterlife

Kim Sheridan grew up with animals as her constant companions. Each time she faced the death of a beloved animal, along with the pain came the same questions, to which she could find no answers. Then mysterious things began to happen she couldn’t explain, which led her on an incredible journey to uncover the truth. Along with her own extraordinary experiences, she compiled heartwarming and meaningful true stories of everyday people around the world, and discovered compelling evidence that forever erased her own doubts about an afterlife for animals. This book provides enormous comfort and reassurance to anyone who has ever cherished an animal, and food for thought for anyone who has ever questioned the place of these beloved creatures in the larger scheme of things, both here on Earth and beyond.

This book will surely touch the lives of animal lovers everywhere. Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
(source: Bol.com)