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Brother Odd

EDITORIAL REVIEW: *Loop me in, odd one. *The words, spoken in the deep of night by a sleeping child, chill the young man watching over her. For this was a favorite phrase of Stormy Llewellyn, his lost love, and Stormy is dead, gone forever from this world. In the haunted halls of the isolated monastery where he had sought peace, Odd Thomas is stalking spirits of an infinitely darker natureThrough two *New York Times* bestselling novels Odd Thomas has established himself as one of the most beloved and unique fictional heroes of our time. Now, wielding all the power and magic of a master storyteller at the pinnacle of his craft, Dean Koontz follows Odd into a singular new world where he hopes to make a fresh beginning—but where he will meet an adversary as old and inexorable as time itself. St. Bartholomew’s Abbey sits in majestic solitude amid the wild peaks of California’s high Sierra, a haven for children otherwise abandoned, and a sanctuary for those seeking insight. Odd Thomas has come here to learn to live fully again, and among the eccentric monks, their other guests, and the nuns and young students of the attached convent school, he has begun to find his way. The silent spirits of the dead who visited him in his earlier life are mercifully absent, save for the bell-ringing Brother Constantine and Odd’s steady companion, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.But trouble has a way of finding Odd Thomas, and it slinks back onto his path in the form of the sinister bodachs he has met previously, the black shades who herald death and disaster, and who come late one December night to hover above the abbey’s most precious charges. For Odd is about to face an enemy who eclipses any he has yet encountered, as he embarks on a journey of mystery, wonder, and sheer suspense that surpasses all that has come before.*******From the Hardcover edition.*

Brother Cadfael’s Penance: The Twentieth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

SUMMARY: While Cadfael has bent Abbey rules, he has never broken his monastic vows–until now. Word has come to Shrewsbury of a treacherous act that has left 30 of Maud’s knights imprisoned. All have been ransomed except Cadfael’s secret son, Olivier. Conceived in Cadfael’s soldiering youth and unaware of his father’s identity, Olivier will die if he is not freed.

The Bronze Skies

TOUGH FEMALE P.I. EXPLORING THE UNDERWORLD OF A VAST STAR EMPIRE. Book two in a new series set in the world of Catherine Asaro’s Skolian Empire series.
Major Bhaajan achieved the impossible. Born to the Undercity, the slums below the City of Cries on the planet Raylicon, she broke free from crushing poverty and crime to become a military officer with Imperial Space Command. Now retired from military duty, she walks the mean streets of Undercity as a private investigator. And she is about to embark on her most challenging case yet.
Summoned by no less than the Ruby Pharaoh herself, Major Bhaajan is tasked with finding a killer. But this is no ordinary murderer. The Ruby Pharaoh witnessed a Jagernaut cut down Assembly Councilor Tap Benton – which shouldn’t have been possible. The Jagernauts are the elite of the elite soldiers in the Imperial Space Command. What’s more, the spinal node implanted in all Jagernauts should have prevented the murder. But the Ruby Pharaoh is sure of what she saw, and she has reason to believe that the Jagernaut will kill again.
Now, Major Bhaajan must hunt down a killer before it is too late. To do so, she must return to the one place on Raylicon she knows best: Undercity.
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About prequel Undercity:
“Asaro plants herself firmly into that grand SF tradition of future history franchises favored by luminaries like Heinlein, Asimov, Herbert, Anderson, Dickson, Niven, Cherryh, and Baxter. . .They don’t write em like that anymore! Except Asaro does, with . . . up-to-the-minute savvy!” – Locus
“[Baahjan], who starts out keeping an emotional distance from the people in the Undercity soon grows to think of them as her community once more. Asaro . . . returns to the Skolian empire’s early history to tell Bhajaan’s story.” – Booklist
“Asaro delivers a tale rich with the embedded history of her world and bright with technical marvels. Her characters are engaging and intriguing and there is even a bit of romance. What really touched my heart was Bhaaj’s interaction with the children of the aqueducts. I spent the last fifty pages of the book sniffling into a tissue.” – SF Crowsnet
“I’m hooked, both on her writing and her Skolian universe. This book had everything I wanted: strong characters, a new and unique world, and a plot that isn’t as simple as it first appears.” – TerryTalk
About Catherine Asaro’s Skolian saga:
“Entertaining mix of hard SF and romance.” – Publishers Weekly
“Asaro’s Skolian saga is now nearly as long and in many ways as compelling as Dune, if not more so, featuring a multitude of stronger female characters.” – Booklist
“Rapid pacing and gripping suspense.” – Publisher’s Weekly
Two-time Nebula-award winner Catherine Asaro has an M.A. in physics and a Ph.D. in chemical physics from Harvard. A former ballet and jazz dancer, she founded the Mainly Jazz Dance program at Harvard and now teaches at the Caryl Maxwell Classical Ballet. She has recently taken up singing, doing several gigs with contemporary and jazz styles. She’s the creator of the popular Skolian Saga science fiction series with The Ruby Dice, Diamond Star, and Carnelians, published by Baen. Her other books include near-future technothrillers Alpha and Sunrise Alley. Asaro lives in Maryland with her husband and daughter.

Broken Skies

### **A rift has opened**
A portal to an alien world.
**And the visitors coming through… aren’t friendly.**
**Julianne and Marcus race back to Tahn to deal with a new threat – strange, alien creatures flooding through a mysterious portal. **
The influx hasn’t just unsettled the human inhabitants in the region, either. The remnant are restless, and attacking like they never have before.
**Tahn rises to the threat, and sends Julianne and her team on a whole new kick ass adventure.**
**Set on the foundation laid by the Kurtherian Gambit Series, Broken Skies tells a new story in the Age of Magic.**

The Broken Kingdom

Book One : The Chronicles of Arandor Y/A Fantasy Fiction Luca, the young prince and heir to the throne of Arandor, finds his world turned upside down. The wedding of his sister turns out to be anything but a joyous occasion, as he finds himself taken away from his luxurious lifestyle. As the noblemen of the kingdom are left to determine his fate, he soon finds his life in danger. With those who plot against him seeking to take control of the kingdom, Luca is kept safe by an unexpected ally. Soldiers, assassins and even dark magic are used against him as he endeavours to survive and fulfil his legacy. UK Eng.

Broken Bones: Age of Magic – a Kurtherian Gambit Series

**Irth is a vast place**
*Concerned by the Skrima attacks, Julianne, Marcus, and Garrett have set off to visit the outlying settlements this side of the Madlands and make sure their people are safe.*
It’s not just the Skrima and the remnant they’re fighting – the people they find out there have lost all hope and see no way out.
*Julianne needs to teach them to fight. More than that, she needs to remind them why it’s worth it.*
Set on the foundation laid by the Kurtherian Gambit Series, Broken Skies tells a new story in the Age of Magic.
*NOTE: This book contains cursing. Perhaps humorous cursing, but cursing nevertheless. If this offends you, I don’t suggest reading this book.*

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.
**Recensie(s)**

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.

(source: Bol.com)

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.