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Deadshepherd

Thirteen sisters are born in the ice. Most will not live to adulthood. All are eternal. Only one has never been born before. An AstroCorps starship falls afoul of a crew of ruthless bounty hunters, and Captain Crom Skelliglyph’s shower is interrupted without remorse. The crew of the warship Draka faces off against foes out of myth and nightmare. And on the peaceful planet Dema, death approaches on silent wings of black steel. Deadshepherd is an anthology of four short stories set around the galaxy known as Cursed’s Playground, home of the Six Species and of The Final Fall of Man.

Dead and Loving It

USA Today bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson has enchanted readers everywhere with her delicious blend of wicked humor, sizzling sex and a totally unique vision of vampires and werewolves. Now, in this collection of four sensual novellas, worlds collide when she brings her beloved Wyndham werewolves together with the vampires ruled by Undead Queen Betsy Taylor. In three of her most popular novellas, a Wyndham werewolf finds their perfect—sometimes reluctant!—mate, whether mortal or immortal. The collection culminates with the highly anticipated original story of feral vampire George the Fiend, as he meets the only female who can tame the beast within—a lovely werewolf. Filled with equal parts of spicy heat and laugh-out-loud moments, this collection will drive you wild with blood-pounding delight.

(source: Bol.com)

The Darkest Evening of the Year

With each of his #1 *New York Times* bestsellers, Dean Koontz has displayed an unparalleled ability to entertain and enlighten readers with novels that capture the essence of our times even as they bring us to the edge of our seats. Now he delivers a heart-gripping tour de force he’s been waiting years to write, at once a love story, a thrilling adventure, and a masterwork of suspense that redefines the boundaries of primal fear—and of enduring devotion.

Amy Redwing has dedicated her life to the southern California organization she founded to rescue abandoned and endangered golden retrievers. Among dog lovers, she’s a legend for the risks she’ll take to save an animal from abuse. Among her friends, Amy’s heedless devotion is often cause for concern. To widower Brian McCarthy, whose commitment she can’t allow herself to return, Amy’s behavior is far more puzzling and hides a shattering secret.

No one is surprised when Amy risks her life to save Nickie, nor when she takes the female golden into her home. The bond between Amy and Nickie is immediate and uncanny. Even her two other goldens, Fred and Ethel, recognize Nickie as special, a natural alpha. But the instant joy Nickie brings is shadowed by a series of eerie incidents. An ominous stranger. A mysterious home invasion.

And the unmistakable sense that someone is watching Amy’s every move and that, whoever it is, he’s not alone.

Someone has come back to turn Amy into the desperate, hunted creature she’s always been there to save. But now there’s no one to save Amy and those she loves. From its breathtaking opening scene to its shocking climax, **The Darkest Evening of the Year** is Dean Koontz at his finest, a transcendent thriller certain to have readers turning pages until dawn.
### Amazon.com Review
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I once said writing a novel is sometimes like making love and sometimes like having a tooth pulled–and sometimes like making love *while* having a tooth pulled. I arrived at one of those joyful yet excruciating moments while working on *The Darkest Evening of the Year*.
Because I am obsessive about the revision of each page–the word *fussbudget* is embarrassingly apt when I am brooding over whether to use a comma or a semicolon–I have more than once held on to a manuscript until the drop-dead date for delivery. When that date rolled around for this book, I had written everything, but I was unwilling to send all of it to my editor. I withheld the last fifty pages for another four days, causing a quiet panic in those at my publishing house who are responsible for meeting production deadlines.
Although the book was done, I felt that something was wrong with Chapter 63. The action worked, the characters were in character, the mood was sustained…but something *felt* wrong with it, some fine point of the villain’s motivation. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, I worked 12-hour days, trying to identify the source of my doubt, but couldn’t specify it to my satisfaction.
Nothing like this had ever happened to me. Previously, my worst struggles with a story had come in the first two-thirds, and the final third had been, if not a sweet swift toboggan run, at least a sleigh ride.
Sunday, I got up at 6:00 and set to work, revising, looking for the thorn I could feel but couldn’t see–and ended up working 22 hours, eating at my desk, before tumbling to the problem at 4:00 a.m. Monday morning. “Eureka!” I cried, but I was so weary and my voice was so weak that my shout of jubilation came out as a squeak.
The revisions required to Chapter 63 were minor, but after working 58 hours in four days, after having passed a night without sleep, I was unable to focus sharply enough to get them done in the little time that remained before the production schedule would be derailed. In desperation, I turned to that source of creative energy and literary enlightenment that is without equal: ice cream.
I shuffled to the kitchen and snared a Dreyer’s Slow-Churned Vanilla Almond Crunch bar from the freezer. I devoured this sweet-and-creamy muse, and felt the scales lift from my eyes; inspiration sparkled between my ears. I finished the revisions and e-mailed the final version of Chapter 63 to my editor with not a minute to spare. Although the American Heart Association will take issue with me, my advice to young writers stuck on a scene is to stop worrying about your arteries and give your wheel-spinning imagination what it needs to find traction: a tasty shot of fat and sugar.
*–Dean Koontz, October 2007*

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### From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Set mostly in Southern California, this topnotch thriller from bestseller Koontz ( *The Good Guy* ) depicts with unabashed emotion and wit the magical powers of golden retrievers—in particular, a female named Nickie, who will stop at nothing to save innocent children and protect their guardians. Amy Redwing, the survivor of a horrifying marriage, establishes Golden Heart to rescue golden retrievers, rehabilitate the abused ones and find forever homes. A supernatural chain of events ensues after Amy and her architect boyfriend, Brian McCarthy, rescue Nickie during a violent intervention in a family dispute. Soon the pair are on a mission that leads to a transformative confrontation with a number of ugly characters—Gunther Schloss, a frustrated aspiring novelist turned killer-for-hire; Moonglow, a psychobitch in the Mommie Dearest league; and Moonglow’s lover, Harrow, a self-obsessed sicko. This is the perfect book for thriller addicts who know the darkest hour is just before dawn and for canine lovers who remember dog spelled backwards is god. *(Nov. 27)*
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The Dark Web: Exploration Of The Deep Web

It does exist – the internet beneath the internet. If your curiosity of the dark web has brought you to this book – then you have come to the right place.
‘Dark Web: Exploration of the Deep Web’ from Kash Laden is your gateway to a hidden internet that is not accessible through traditional means. The aim of this informational report is to get you online safely and anonymously – then show you how to explore what you have found!
For most first time and even experienced users of the Dark Web, the Tor Browser, and the Hidden Link Farms, the trick is knowing how to navigate the dungeons. Kash Laden will get you on to the Dark Web and then help show you the light hidden within the darkness.
If you want to know how to access the infamous Dark Web and then explore what you have found then this succinct guide is all you need. There are links to Dark Web websites scattered throughout the book to ensure you get the most from your journey underground. **
### Sinossi
It does exist – the internet beneath the internet. If your curiosity of the dark web has brought you to this book – then you have come to the right place.
‘Dark Web: Exploration of the Deep Web’ from Kash Laden is your gateway to a hidden internet that is not accessible through traditional means. The aim of this informational report is to get you online safely and anonymously – then show you how to explore what you have found!
For most first time and even experienced users of the Dark Web, the Tor Browser, and the Hidden Link Farms, the trick is knowing how to navigate the dungeons. Kash Laden will get you on to the Dark Web and then help show you the light hidden within the darkness.
If you want to know how to access the infamous Dark Web and then explore what you have found then this succinct guide is all you need. There are links to Dark Web websites scattered throughout the book to ensure you get the most from your journey underground.

The Dark Symphony

Mutants from the atomic bomb ridden Earth meet Mankind from the stars who escaped just before the destruction. The mutants won’t give up and let space-man rule Earth once again.

The Dark Net

**The Dark Net is just a click away.**
Beyond the familiar online world that most of us inhabit lies a vast network of sites, communities and cultures where freedom is pushed to its limits. A world that is as creative and complex as it is dangerous and disturbing. A world that is much closer than you think.
*The Dark Net* is a revelatory examination of the internet today, and of its most innovative and dangerous subcultures, stretching from secret Facebook groups to the encrypted and hidden Tor network. In it, Bartlett goes in search of the people behind the screen, meeting trolls and pornographers, drug dealers and hackers, political extremists and computer scientists, Bitcoin programmers and self-harmers, libertarians and vigilantes.
Based on extensive first-hand experience, exclusive interviews and shocking documentary evidence, *The Dark Net* offers a startling glimpse of human nature under the conditions of freedom and anonymity, and shines a light on an enigmatic and ever-changing world. **

The Damned Trilogy

**Humans are caught up in an alien war in this epic from the #1 *New York Times* –bestselling author of *Star Wars: The Force Awakens* and *Star Trek Into Darkness*.** For millennia, the Weave, an alliance of species, have fought to resist the telepathic Amplitur, who strive to unite all self-aware life-forms in their great “Purpose.” The Weave is slowly losing ground, but for both sides, warfare focuses more on outthinking and outmaneuvering your foe than destruction. In fact, most regard violence as hideously barbaric, and even the thought of harming another sentient being is beyond imagining.

Then they come to Earth . . .

***A Call to Arms***
When one of its scout ships lands on Earth, the Weave quickly realizes that humanity’s almost innate ability to wreak havoc and death may hold the key to turning the tide in their fight. Unfortunately for all, the Amplitur have the same idea—and mankind is caught in the middle.

***The False Mirror***
When the Amplitur unleash an elite cadre of fighters, it soon becomes clear that they have subjected their human prisoners to horrific genetic manipulation. But if the Weave attempts to undo the effects, they may change the former warriors into something far, far worse.

***The Spoils of War***
With mankind’s help, the Weave is finally on the verge of victory against the Amplitur. Until an alien scholar uncovers a terrifying truth: Earthlings might not even be capable of being civilized—and a shadowy group of powerful humans is already poised to unleash war across the entire galaxy.

*This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alan Dean Foster including rare images from the author’s collection.*

Cursed Command

Captain Kat Falcone owes her life and career to her former right-hand man, William McElney, and she did everything in her power to make sure he was front and center for a promotion. But now that he has it, she fears he’ll have to watch his back. Captain McElney has been assigned to HMS *Uncanny* —nicknamed *Unlucky* —a heavy cruiser tainted by the mysterious deaths of two former captains and rumors of mutineers. Nevertheless, as the interstellar war with the Theocracy rages on, the *Uncanny* will travel in tandem with Kat’s starship, HMS *Lightning* , to the notoriously lawless Jorlem Sector to forge alliances for the Commonwealth and quash rampant piracy. As Captain McElney struggles to whip a hostile crew of miscreants into a disciplined fighting force, Kat is saddled with an undermining new executive officer—an untested aristocrat whose bigotry colors his sense of duty. Both captains wage war against ruthless pirates while conspirators aboard the *Uncanny* plot to seize the ship. When the starships find themselves locked in a death match with an enemy juggernaut, Kat must make a desperate and devastating sacrifice. **
### Sinossi
Captain Kat Falcone owes her life and career to her former right-hand man, William McElney, and she did everything in her power to make sure he was front and center for a promotion. But now that he has it, she fears he’ll have to watch his back. Captain McElney has been assigned to HMS *Uncanny* —nicknamed *Unlucky* —a heavy cruiser tainted by the mysterious deaths of two former captains and rumors of mutineers. Nevertheless, as the interstellar war with the Theocracy rages on, the *Uncanny* will travel in tandem with Kat’s starship, HMS *Lightning* , to the notoriously lawless Jorlem Sector to forge alliances for the Commonwealth and quash rampant piracy. As Captain McElney struggles to whip a hostile crew of miscreants into a disciplined fighting force, Kat is saddled with an undermining new executive officer—an untested aristocrat whose bigotry colors his sense of duty. Both captains wage war against ruthless pirates while conspirators aboard the *Uncanny* plot to seize the ship. When the starships find themselves locked in a death match with an enemy juggernaut, Kat must make a desperate and devastating sacrifice.
### L’autore
Christopher G. Nuttall has been planning science-fiction books since he learned how to read. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, he studied history, which inspired him to imagine new worlds and create an alternate-history website. Those imaginings provided a solid base for storytelling and eventually led him to write books. He has published at least fifty novels and one novella through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, including the bestselling Ark Royal series. He has also published twenty-seven novels with small presses, including the Royal Sorceress series, the Bookworm series, *A Life Less Ordinary* , and *Sufficiently Advanced Technology* with Elsewhen Press, as well as the Schooled in Magic series through Twilight Times Books. *Cursed Command* is his third book in the Angel in the Whirlwind series, following *The Oncoming Storm* and *Falcone Strike*. Chris resides in Edinburgh with his partner, muse, and critic, Aisha. Visit his blog at www.chrishanger.wordpress.com and his website at www.chrishanger.net.

Cursed

As an intern librarian at the New York Public Library, Penelope Harp gets to work with the thing she loves most: books.
When she is transferred to the rare manuscripts division, she makes a startling discovery. She comes across an ancient tome, purported to be written in an unknown language, yet Penelope can read it just fine.
Inadvertently opening a portal to Hell, she must act fast to close it before Earth is overrun. But her tome is only one of three, with the other two opening portals of their own on the other side of the world. Penelope must travel to the British Library in London and the National Library of France, in Paris, to complete the ritual before it’s too late.

Curse the Day

***Welcome to Spellbound, where paranormal is the new normal.* **
The only magic Emma Hart believes in is caffeine and the power of the dryer to lose one sock per load. A public interest lawyer buried under a mound of student debt, Emma’s whole life has been one turn of bad luck after another.
Her streak seems to continue when she gets lost on the way to see a client in the remote Pocono Mountains. A chance encounter with a suicidal angel lands her in Spellbound, a town where supernaturals have been cursed to remain for centuries–probably not the best time for Emma to discover that she’s actually a witch.
Between the recent murder of the town’s public defender, a goblin accused of theft, remedial witch classes, and the attention of one smoking hot vampire, Emma struggles to navigate this unfamiliar terrain without losing her mind…or her life.
***Curse the Day* is the first book in the * Spellbound* paranormal cozy mystery series.
This is a full-length, humorous paranormal cozy mystery novel.**

Cum for Bigfoot 2

Book 2 of The Monster Sex Series
A foiled escape…
Kidnapped by horny, ape-like creatures in Mt. Hood National Forest, Porsche, Shelly, and Leslie find themselves in a lusty situation, as a tribe of Bigfoots use their willing, nubile bodies to satisfy their monster cocks.
This story contains oral sex, anal sex, double penetration, rimming, spanking, penetration with a large object, threesomes, and an orgy. All characters are eighteen and above. Adult 18+

Cuba Libre

SUMMARY: War in Cuba isn’t Ben Tyler’s concern. Still, sailing mares and guns into Havana harbor in 1898–right past the submerged wreckage of the U.S. battleship Maine–may not be the smartest thing the recently prison-sprung horse wrangler ever did. Neither is shooting one of the local Guardia, though the pompous peacock deserved it. Now Tyler’s sitting tight in a vermin-infested Cuban stockade waiting to face a firing squad. But he’s not dying until he gets the money he’s owed from a two-timing American sugar baron. And there’s one smart, pistol-hot lady at the rich man’s side who could help Ben get everything he’s got rightfully coming…even when the whole damn island’s going straight to hell.

Crusader’s Cross

**America’s most acclaimed crime writer returns to Louisiana with one of the best-loved detectives in fiction, Dave Robicheaux.**
In the summer of 1958, Dave Robicheaux and his half-brother Jimmie are just out of high school. Jimmie and Dave get work with an oil company, laying out rubber cables in the bays and mosquito-infested swamps all along the Louisiana-Texas coastline. But on the Fourth of July, change approaches in the form of Ida Durbin, a sweet-faced young woman with a lovely voice and a mandolin. Jimmie falls instantly in love with her. But Ida’s not free to love – she’s a prostitute, in hock to a brutal man called Kale. Jimmie agrees to meet Ida at the bus depot, ready for the road to Mexico. But Ida never shows.
That was many years ago. Now, an older, well-worn Dave walks into Baptist Hospital to visit a man called Troy Bordelon, who wants to free himself of a dark secret before he dies. A bully and a sadist, he has a lot to confess to – but he chooses to talk about a young girl, a prostitute who he glimpsed briefly as a kid, bloodied and beaten, tied to a chair in his uncle’s house.
**Praise for one of the great American crime writers, James Lee Burke:**
‘James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.’ Michael Connelly
‘A gorgeous prose stylist.’ Stephen King
‘Richly deserves to be described now as one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced.’ *Daily Mail*
**Fans of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly and Don Winslow will love James Lee Burke:**
**Dave Robicheaux Series**
1. *The Neon Rain*
2. *Heaven’s Prisoners*
3. *Black Cherry Blues*
4. *A Morning for Flamingos*
5. *A Stained White Radiance*
6. *In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead*
7. *Dixie City Jam*
8. *Burning Angel*
9. *Cadillac Jukebox*
10. *Sunset Limited*
11. *Purple Cane Road*
12. *Jolie Blon’s Bounce*
13. *Last Car to Elysian Fields*
14. *Crusader’s Cross*
15. *Pegasus Descending*
16. *The Tin Roof Blowdown*
17. *Swan Peak*
18. *The Glass Rainbow*
19. *Creole Belle*
20. *Light of the World*
21. *Robicheaux*
**Hackberry Holland Series**
1. *Lay Down My Sword and Shield*
2. *Rain Gods*
3. *Feast Day of Fools*
4. *House of the Rising Sun*
**Billy Bob Holland Series**
1. *Cimarron Rose*
2. *Heartwood*
3. *Bitterroot*
4. *In The Moon of Red Ponies*
5. Each James Lee Burke novel can be read as a standalone or in series order *

The Criminal

A teenage girl is raped and murdered. A father turns his back on his son. A vicious press lord turns justice into a carnival. A terrified boy is railroaded. In the twisted world of Jim Thompson, everyone is guilty, and the worst crimes are unpunishable.

Cosmos

**RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX**
*Cosmos* is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Featuring a new Introduction by Sagan’s collaborator, Ann Druyan, full color illustrations, and a new Foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, *Cosmos* retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science.
**Praise for *Cosmos ** *

“Magnificent . . . With a lyrical literary style, and a range that touches almost all aspects of human knowledge, * Cosmos* often seems too good to be true.” **— *The Plain Dealer ** *

“Sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a third—his mind’s—on the human condition.” **—* Newsday***

“Brilliant in its scope and provocative in its suggestions . . . shimmers with a sense of wonder.” **— *The Miami Herald ** *

“Sagan dazzles the mind with the miracle of our survival, framed by the stately galaxies of space.” **—* Cosmopolitan***

“Enticing . . . iridescent . . . imaginatively illustrated.” **— *The New York Times Book Review** ** *