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Hanging On

Copyright 1973, published by a small press publisher M. Evans and Company, First edition with full 1-9 line. There was never a second printing or a book club printing. Original price was $6.95.

Guns N’ Boys: He Is Mine

Guns n’ Boys needs to be read in order.
**\— Home sweet hell. —**
A wedding should be a joyful affair, but it is far from that for Seth Villani. Thrust into an arranged marriage, back under the same roof with serpents and wolves who are his family, Seth has to watch his back if he is to survive until the despised event. Though with his love affair with Domenico Acerbi slipping out of his grasp, and his father forcing blood on his hands, sometimes Seth wishes the dark waves of the sea nearby could swallow him whole.
Coming back home to Italy is full of bitterness and regret for Domenico. He knows he will have to see Seth, the first man who’s found a way to his heart in years, walk down the aisle and marry. Seth belongs with Domenico, and having him ripped out of his arms is an offense he cannot bear. Yet despite the tension between them, and the growing resentment, Domenico still needs to watch Seth’s back, because there’s a target on it, and no matter how much Domenico doesn’t want Seth to marry, he will not have him dead.
**POSSIBLE SPOILERS:**
**Themes:** Enemies to lovers, mafia, homophobia, assassin, organized crime
**Genre:** Dark, twisted erotic romance / crime thriller
**Erotic content:** Explicit gay sex, coercion
**Length: ~90,000 words**
**WARNING: Adult content. If you are easily offended, this book is not for you.
‘Guns n’ Boys’ is a gritty story of extreme violence, offensive language, abuse, and morally ambiguous protagonists. Behind the morbid facade, there is a splash of inappropriate dark humor, and a love story that will crawl under your skin.**

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

*’ I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.’* January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb..
As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends – and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island – boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.
Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.
Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.

Grim Holiday

Christmas is supposed to be a happy time but Aisling Grimlock is feeling anything but festive. For her, the world seems to be shrinking and good cheer is hard to find.
Her live-in boyfriend Griffin Taylor is in a good mood. His shopping is done, he’s happy with their new living arrangements and his mother is coming to visit. This will be the first time she meets the Grimlock family … and Aisling has her doubts about how smooth the meeting will go.
Aisling’s worry about meeting Griffin’s mother takes a backseat when a new enemy appears, this one haunting Aisling in mirrors and turning up at the exact wrong time. The creature seems fascinated with Aisling – following her from one mirror to the next – and threatening her very survival.
The Grimlocks are going to have to join together when one of their own goes down, banding together as a united front to make sure the thing they love most – their family – isn’t torn apart.
Christmas is coming … and so is trouble. Survival isn’t a given this year, but the Grimlocks won’t give up without a fight. **
### Sinossi
Christmas is supposed to be a happy time but Aisling Grimlock is feeling anything but festive. For her, the world seems to be shrinking and good cheer is hard to find.
Her live-in boyfriend Griffin Taylor is in a good mood. His shopping is done, he’s happy with their new living arrangements and his mother is coming to visit. This will be the first time she meets the Grimlock family … and Aisling has her doubts about how smooth the meeting will go.
Aisling’s worry about meeting Griffin’s mother takes a backseat when a new enemy appears, this one haunting Aisling in mirrors and turning up at the exact wrong time. The creature seems fascinated with Aisling – following her from one mirror to the next – and threatening her very survival.
The Grimlocks are going to have to join together when one of their own goes down, banding together as a united front to make sure the thing they love most – their family – isn’t torn apart.
Christmas is coming … and so is trouble. Survival isn’t a given this year, but the Grimlocks won’t give up without a fight.

Green Wild

Princess Tiana has discovered the identity of her family’s ancient enemy, but that’s only the beginning. Now she must find three gods scattered across Ceria and convince them to lend her divine power. An already momentous task is complicated by jealous fiends, squabbling siblings, and a demigod who seems more interested in games than salvation.
Meanwhile, her elder sister Queen Jerya struggles to mobilize the armies of Ceria against the Blight. But politics, shady ambassadors, and assassins stand in the way of the military support and royal leadership her country so desperately needs.
Can Jerya stay alive and regain control over her kingdom? Can Tiana survive the Green Wild? **
### Sinossi
Princess Tiana has discovered the identity of her family’s ancient enemy, but that’s only the beginning. Now she must find three gods scattered across Ceria and convince them to lend her divine power. An already momentous task is complicated by jealous fiends, squabbling siblings, and a demigod who seems more interested in games than salvation.
Meanwhile, her elder sister Queen Jerya struggles to mobilize the armies of Ceria against the Blight. But politics, shady ambassadors, and assassins stand in the way of the military support and royal leadership her country so desperately needs.
Can Jerya stay alive and regain control over her kingdom? Can Tiana survive the Green Wild?

Godblind

Fantasy’s most anticipated debut of the year There was a time when the Red Gods ruled the land. The Dark Lady and her horde dealt in death and blood and fire. That time has long since passed and the neighbouring kingdoms of Mireces and Rilpor hold an uneasy truce. The only blood spilled is confined to the border where vigilantes known as Wolves protect their kin and territory at any cost. But after the death of his wife, King Rastoth is plagued by grief, leaving the kingdom of Rilpor vulnerable. Vulnerable to the blood-thirsty greed of the Warrior-King Liris and the Mireces army waiting in the mountains… GODBLIND is an incredible debut from a dazzling new voice of the genre. **
### Recensione
‘Anna Stephens’ debut writes her name in blood on the roster of masters of grimdark alongside the likes of Mark Lawrence and Joe Abercrombie.’
B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog ‘Anna Stephens is easily one of the most exciting début fantasy authors of 2017 … If you’re a fan of the likes of Joe Abercrombie or George R. R. Martin, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Anna Stephens has joined this august pantheon of lovingly horrible and deliciously dark writers. GODBLIND is a triumph of its genre.’
Starburst ‘Has all the signs of being a sensational series’
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### Sinossi
Fantasy’s most anticipated debut of the year There was a time when the Red Gods ruled the land. The Dark Lady and her horde dealt in death and blood and fire. That time has long since passed and the neighbouring kingdoms of Mireces and Rilpor hold an uneasy truce. The only blood spilled is confined to the border where vigilantes known as Wolves protect their kin and territory at any cost. But after the death of his wife, King Rastoth is plagued by grief, leaving the kingdom of Rilpor vulnerable. Vulnerable to the blood-thirsty greed of the Warrior-King Liris and the Mireces army waiting in the mountains… GODBLIND is an incredible debut from a dazzling new voice of the genre.

Goblins, Parents, and Other Monsters

Ruling a city isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.
Leanna has been governing the great city of Kingsfield for less than a year, and it’s already making her crazy. Audience Day is full of insane people making wishes, there’s a goblin infestation in town, and a ghost on the loose in the slums.
But when a new group against Leanna starts recruiting conspirators in the shadows, Leanna must decide if ruling is what she really wants. Caught between that and her estranged family demanding audience, Leanna needs to put all the pieces together. Will she separate her allies from her enemies before it’s too late?

Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse

Mortimer Tate was a recently divorced insurance salesman when he holed up in a cave on top of a mountain in Tennessee and rode out the end of the world. *Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse* begins nine years later, when he emerges into a bizarre landscape filled with hollow reminders of an America that no longer exists. The highways are lined with abandoned automobiles; electricity is generated by indentured servants pedaling stationary bicycles. What little civilization remains revolves around Joey Armageddon’s Sassy A-Go-Go strip clubs, where the beer is cold, the lap dancers are hot, and the bouncers are armed with M16s.
Accompanied by his cowboy sidekick Buffalo Bill, the gorgeous stripper Sheila, and the mountain man Ted, Mortimer journeys to the lost city of Atlanta — and a showdown that might determine the fate of humanity.

Glass Predator

“For Harmony Black, practicing witch and government agent, defeating criminal masterminds and eliminating supernatural threats are all in a day’s work. She’s ready to fight, as long as she can count on her partner, Jessie Temple; her team at off-the-books special FBI unit Vigilant Lock; and her magic. But her latest case threatens it all. A high-profile bank robbery reveals thieves with the same unnatural strength and turquoise eyes as Jessie, who was touched by the King of Wolves. Jessie becomes unstable, struggling with her inner beast, and Harmony’s magic is threatened by unexpected interference. Even worse, the women discover a secret their own handler may kill to protect, forcing Vigilant Lock to go off the grid. From the smoky back rooms of Washington, DC, inhabited by the crooked elite, to the astonishing high-rises of corrupt upper-crust Manhattan, Harmony and Jessie fight to uncover and halt a mass conspiracy threatening US soil in a race against time–and hell.”–Page 4 of cover.

Generative Deep Learning: Teaching Machines to Paint, Write, Compose and Play

Generative modeling is one of the hottest topics in artificial intelligence. Recent advances in the field have shown how it’s possible to teach a machine to excel at human endeavors–such as drawing, composing music, and completing tasks–by generating an understanding of how its actions affect its environment. With this practical book, machine learning engineers and data scientists will learn how to recreate some of the most famous examples of generative deep learning models, such as variational autoencoders and generative adversarial networks (GANs). You’ll also learn how to apply the techniques to your own datasets. David Foster, cofounder of Applied Data Science, demonstrates the inner workings of each technique, starting with the basics of deep learning before advancing to the most cutting-edge algorithms in the field. Through tips and tricks, you’ll learn how to make your models learn more efficiently and become more creative. Get a fundamental overview of generative modeling Learn how to use the Keras and TensorFlow libraries for deep learning Discover how variational autoencoders (VAEs) work Get practical examples of generative adversarial networks (GANs) Understand how to build generative models that learn how to paint, write, and compose Apply generative models within a reinforcement learning setting to accomplish tasks

Gardens of the Moon

Bled dry by interminable warfare, infighting and bloody confrontations with Lord Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, the vast, sprawling Malazan empire simmers with discontent. Even its imperial legions yearn for some respite. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his Bridgeburners and for Tattersail, sole surviving sorceress of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, still holds out – and Empress Lasseen’s ambition knows no bounds. However, it seems the empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister forces gather as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand… **Conceived and written on an epic scale, *Gardens of the Moon* is a breathtaking achievement – a novel in which grand design, a dark and complex mythology, wild and wayward magic and a host of enduring characters combine with thrilling, powerful storytelling to resounding effect. Acclaimed by writers, critics and readers alike, here is the opening chapter in what has been hailed a landmark of epic fantasy: the awesome ‘The Malazan Book of the Fallen’.**

Garden of Beasts

Paul Schumann is a mobster hitman known equally for his brilliant tactics and for taking only ‘righteous’ jobs. When a hit goes wrong and Schumann is nabbed, he’s offered a stark choice. He can travel to Berlin and kill the man behind Hitler’s rearmament scheme, and walk free forever. Or be sent to the electric chair.
The instant Paul sets foot in Berlin, his mission goes awry. For 48 hours, as the city prepares for the coming Olympics, Schumann stalks Reinhardt Ernst while a dogged criminal police officer and the entire Third Reich apparatus search frantically for the American.
Danger and betrayal lurk everywhere. It’s a cat-and-mouse chase, with Schumann both cat and mouse, and a man who thinks he has nothing to lose…
Packed with fascinating period detail and featuring a cast of perfectly realised characters, GARDEN OF BEASTS delivers breathtaking action, a wrenching look at Nazi-era Berlin, and Jeffery Deaver’s most stunning series of surprises yet. **
### Recensione
The best psychological thriller writer around ( * *The Times* * )
A cracking good tale that kept me glued to the page ( *Poisoned Pen* )
‘Deaver fans expect the unexpected from this prodigiously talented thriller writer, and the creator of the Lincoln Rhyme series and other memorable yarns (The Blue Nowhere, etc.) doesn’t disappoint with his 19th novel, this time offering a deliciously twisty tale set in Nazi Berlin. The book’s hero is a mob “button man,” or hit man, Paul Schumann, who’s nabbed in the act in New York City but given an alternative to the electric chair: to go to Berlin undercover as a journalist writing about the upcoming Olympics in order to assassinate Col. Reinhard Ernst, the cheif architect of Hitler’s militarization, seen as a threat to American interests. a German spy onboard Paul’s transatlantic liner grows suspicious and sends a warning to Germany before Paul discovers and kills him. Then in Berlin, Paul, en route to meet his contact, kills a second suspicious man who may be a storm trooper, setting Insp. Willi Kohl of the Berlin police, or Kripo, on his trail. Deaver weaves the three manhunts — Paul after his target, Kohl after Paul and the Nazi hierarchy after Paul — with a deft hand, bringing to frightening life the Berlin of 1936, a city on the brink of madness. Top Nazis, including Hitler, Himmler and Goring, make colorful cameos, but it’s the smart, shaded-gray characterizations of the principals that anchor the exciting plot. An affecting love affair between Paul and his German landlady goes in surprising directions, as do the main plot lines, which move outside Berlin as heroes become villains and vice versa. This is prime Deaver, which means prime entertainment.’ Publisher’s Weekly
The most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world ( * *Daily Telegraph* * )
A master of suspense ( * *Guardian* * )
Deaver fans expect the unexpected from this prodigiously talented thriller writer . . . This is prime Deaver, which means prime entertainment. ( * *Publisher’s Weekly* * )
### Descrizione del libro
Combining the thrills of classic Deaver with a new and epic twist, this novel is set in Hitler’s Germany, pre-World War II.

Fury: End Times Alaska

The new post-apocalypse nation of Alaska has been abandoned by the United States again. Can Chuck and his followers rebuild a new world from the ashes?It’s been ten years since the triumphant return of Chuck, his family, and his fellow settlers to a new, post-nuclear-war Alaska. It’s been nine years since the UN recognized Alaska as a new nation under United States protection. Now, a struggling United States has abandoned them again. Good people have died. New enemies have arisen. And once again, Chuck is faced with dragging a new Alaska, kicking and screaming, into the modern era. It won’t be an easy road. Chuck is still struggling with the death of his wife. Resources have dwindled to nearly nothing. And though he has the strength of his growing children to rely on, the way forward is difficult – almost hopeless. But they will prevail. Along the way, Chuck and his followers will see who their real friends are. He will understand the value of sacrifice and the true meaning of bravery once again. And he will learn, and teach, a single, hard, essential lesson: You can only rise as high as you’re willing to imagine. The exciting and inspiring sequel to the best-selling End Times Alaska trilogy is finally here! See where Endure, Run, and Return have brought your favorite heroes … and see what lies in store for their community and their world!

Fundamentals of Physics: Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics

DIVProfessor R. Shankar, a well-known physicist and contagiously enthusiastic educator, was among the first to offer a course through the innovative Open Yale Course program. His popular online video lectures on introductory physics have been viewed over a million times. In this concise and self-contained book based on his online Yale course, Shankar explains the fundamental concepts of physics from Galileo’s and Newton’s discoveries to the twentieth-century’s revolutionary ideas on relativity and quantum mechanics.   The book begins at the simplest level, develops the basics, and reinforces fundamentals, ensuring a solid foundation in the principles and methods of physics. It provides an ideal introduction for college-level students of physics, chemistry, and engineering, for motivated AP Physics students, and for general readers interested in advances in the sciences./div

From Russia, With Love

SMERSH is the Soviet organ of vengeance, of interrogation, torture and death. James Bond is dedicated to the destruction of its agents wherever he finds them. Then the cold eye of SMERSH focuses on Bond and far away in Moscow a trap is laid for him.