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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* 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** ** *


From Publishers Weekly

In this gripping second installment to his ancient Rome trilogy (after Imperium), bestseller Harris proves once again that politics is an ugly game. Beginning in 63 B.C.E. and told by Cicero’s slave secretary, Tiro, this complex tale continues to chronicle Cicero’s political career as he charms, co-opts, and bribes his way into the exalted position of consul, ruler of Rome. Although Cicero is known as a brilliant politician and philosopher, he was also a slick manipulator and shameless schemer, competing with equally sneaky rivals Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus. Cicero realizes that as the empire expands, the greatest threat to Rome comes from within, plotted by well-financed conspirators bent on turning the republic into a dictatorship. With fabulous oratory and trickery, Cicero uncovers and crushes an insurrection, exposing himself to great danger and possible assassination. Riots, murder, civil unrest, corruption, treachery, and betrayal mark Cicero’s political legacy, resulting in a battle between him and Julius Caesar. Throughout, however, Tiro remains loyal and remarkably astute, recognizing that it is an act of madness for a man to pursue power when he could be sitting in the sunshine reading a book. (Feb.)
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From Booklist

Harris provides the second installment in the intriguing life story of one of ancient Rome’s most complex historical figures. Picking up where he left off at the conclusion of Imperium (2006), Tiro, Cicero’s faithful manservant and confidential secretary, continues to narrate the experiences and the exploits of his master. Cicero, at the top of his political game in 63 BC, is elected consul of Rome. In an epic power struggle for influence and control, he matches wits with political and military heavyweights Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus. Just at this heady juncture in Cicero’s public tenure, the body of an eviscerated child is pulled from the Tiber River. This gruesome discovery sets into motion a series of dramatic events that will have a profound impact upon Cicero’s personal future and the fate of the entire Roman Empire. Once again, Harris reinvigorates history, breathing new life into a cast of timeworn historical characters and events. After devouring the middle course of this trilogy, historical fiction fans will still be hungry for more. –Margaret Flanagan

CompTIA Security+ Review Guide

Consolidate your knowledge base with critical Security+ review

CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Fourth Edition, is the smart candidate’s secret weapon for passing Exam SY0-501 with flying colors. You’ve worked through your study guide, but are you sure you’re prepared? This book provides tight, concise reviews of all essential topics throughout each of the exam’s six domains to help you reinforce what you know. Take the pre-assessment test to identify your weak areas while there is still time to review, and use your remaining prep time to turn weaknesses into strengths. The Sybex online learning environment gives you access to portable study aids, including electronic flashcards and a glossary of key terms, so you can review on the go. Hundreds of practice questions allow you to gauge your readiness, and give you a preview of the big day.

Avoid exam-day surprises by reviewing with the makers of the test—this review guide is fully approved and endorsed by CompTIA, so you can be sure that it accurately reflects the latest version of the exam. The perfect companion to the CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, Seventh Edition, this review guide can be used with any study guide to help you:

* Review the critical points of each exam topic area

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You’ve put in the time, gained hands-on experience, and now it’s time to prove what you know. The CompTIA Security+ certification tells employers that you’re the person they need to keep their data secure; with threats becoming more and more sophisticated, the demand for your skills will only continue to grow. Don’t leave anything to chance on exam day—be absolutely sure you’re prepared with the CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Fourth Edition.

(source: Bol.com)

The Complete Revanche Cycle

Control the papacy, rule the world.
As Pope Benignus withers on his deathbed, conspiracies swirl across the empire. Bounty hunters and assassins flock to the frozen north, searching a city of thieves for an exiled politician while a storm of war and witchcraft brews on the horizon. As gambits play out, contenders die and the dominoes fall, a rare few will determine the course of history.
**Livia Serafini.** Pious. Zealous. Driven. With her sights set upon her father’s throne, Livia refuses to be a pawn of the conspirators that surround her. She’ll risk it all to rise above the tempest and lead her people to peace. Her pure-hearted ambitions may cost more than she knows: her reputation, her life, even her very soul.
**Mari Renault.** Honorable. Brutal. Lost. A war orphan from a land under a conqueror’s yoke, Mari is haunted by the horrors of her past and an impossible dream of knighthood. When she finds her dark savior, she’ll learn how dreams can come true…and how a ragged refugee girl can become a champion of the night.
**The Owl.** Brilliant. Ruthless. Sadistic. The witch and her disciples, on a mission of vengeance, are lured into the battle for control of the papacy. Despite all of her well-laid plans, the Owl soon finds herself walking a strange and twisted road. One that pits her against the most deadly foe of all — her own coven — and rekindles passion in her ice-sheathed heart.
**Renata Nicci.** Honest. Devoted. Daring. She’s just a dockside tavern barmaid. That’s what everyone tells her. That’s all anyone ever expected her to be. But when her lover Felix is swept into a battle between banking families and the machinations of a criminal kingpin, she’ll take up a blade and cross a war-ravaged land to save him.
Four women, four lives on a collision course. When the dust settles, their world will never be the same…if anyone is still alive to see it.
Collected for the first time, this omnibus includes all four books (roughly 400,000 words) of the Revanche Cycle: *Winter’s Reach* , *The Instruments of Control* , *Terms of Surrender* , and *Queen of the Night* , all at a special box-set price.

The Collected Works of Henrik Ibsen

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy. **

The Cold Commands

Ringil, Egar and Archeth are back. In a world still cursed by slavery, a corrupt aristocracy and a vicious church justice is still in short supply. Ringil, Egar and Archeth will fight for it but they need to fight for survival first. Archeth’s position in court is still tenuous and the secrets of the departed Kiriath are casting a worrying light on the present. Egar is still caught between his tribe and his memories of life in the Empire and facing the challange of a jealous shaman. And Ringil, struggling with his own identity still faces prejudice and the horror of a prophecy that could put him at the centre of evil. And all the while the demon Takavech plays his game with mortals. And have the Dwenda really gone?


Welcome to the Wild North, a desolate wasteland where criminals go to hide—if they can outlast the drought and the dangers of the desert. Or the dangers of something else. Meet Nox, the Coilhunter. A mechanic and toymaker by trade, a bounty hunter by circumstance. He isn’t in it for the money. He’s in it for justice, and there’s a lot of justice that needs to be paid. Between each kill, he’s looking for someone who has kept out of his crosshairs for quite a while—the person who murdered his wife and children. The trail has long gone cold, but there are changes happening, the kind of changes that uncover footprints and spent bullet casings. Plagued by nightmares, he’s made himself into a living one, the kind the criminals and conmen fear. So, welcome, fair folk, to the Wild North. If the land doesn’t get you, the Coilhunter will. **

The Coffin Dancer

Detective Lincoln Rhyme, the foremost criminalist in the NYPD, is put on the trail of the Coffin Dancer, a cunning professional killer who has continually eluded the police. Rhymes —-a quadriplegic since a line-of-duty accident — must use his wits to track this brilliant killer who’s been hired to eliminate three witnesses in the last hours before their grand jury testimony. Rhyme works with his eyes and ears, New York City cop Amelia Sachs, to gather information from trace evidence at the crime scene to nail him, or at least to predict his next move and head him off.
So far, they have only one clue: the assassin has a tattoo on his arm of the Grim Reaper waltzing with a woman in front of a coffin.

Code Red: How to Protect Your Savings from the Coming Crisis

**Wall Street Journal Bestseller**
Valuable insights on monetary policies, their impact on your financial future, and how to protect against them
Written by the *New York Times* bestselling author team of John Mauldin and Jonathan Tepper, *Code Red* spills the beans on the central banks in the U.S., U.K., E.U., and Japan and how they’ve rigged the game against the average saver and investor. More importantly, it shows you how to protect your hard-earned cash from the bankers’ disastrous monetary policies and how to come out a winner in the irresponsible game of chicken they’re playing with the global financial system.
From quantitative easing to zero interest rate policies, ZIRP to the impending currency wars, runaway inflation to GDP targeting, authors Mauldin and Tepper achieve the impossible by not only explaining global monetary policy and its consequences in plain English, but also making it compelling listening.
•Outlines time-tested strategies for surviving and thriving in these tumultuous times
•Addresses how issues such as quantitative easing, financial repression, currency wars, bubble economies, and inflation impact our everyday lives as well as our financial future
•Written by a team of bestselling authors and experts in this dynamic field
How did we get here and where are we headed? What can you do to insulate yourself against, and profit from, economic upheaval and secure your financial future? Find out in *Code Red*.