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Storm Power

Continue to read Scarlet’s story to find out what happens next!
The demons are after us. The ECU is after us. What are the odds that we’ll ever stop them from hunting us down?
Very low.
Good thing I’m all up for impossible challenges.
When the demons came into the ECU’s “research” facility where we were being held prisoner, the strange dragon attached to my hand came to life, giving me a way to end those suckers for good. We might have made it out alive, but a lot of witches like us didn’t. Instead, they were kidnapped by the demons.
We can sugar-coat it all day long, but we all know it was my fault. I brought those demons to the facility. Now, I have to set the people they took free.
With a Hedge witch by my side, whose name is on the ECU’s most-wanted list right under mine, I plan to claw my way through those demons until every last one of them is dead, and until the ECU stops trying to wipe us off the face of the earth.
It’s time the whole world knew that we’re the new witches in town, and we’re here to stay.
Another good thing is that pretty much nothing went as planned, or this story would have been boring as hell.

Storm Legacy

**There is a Spellmaker. He’s alive and in hiding.
And we’re going to find him.**
The Carnival of Light didn’t exactly go the way the ECU had imagined. We ended up putting the best show in the world for them, right in front of everyone.
Hiding away in an abandoned monastery while all our enemies knew where we were sounded much better as an *idea*. Now that we were actually living there, all Storm witches who’d come to meet us at the Carnival, it was a whole other story. We’d gotten every person on the ECU hit-list under one roof, and we had no means to protect them. Yet.
Finding the Spellmaker kid is our top priority. Without spells, we don’t have much hope to make our place in the world. But finding him isn’t going to be easy, not while hiding from the demons, the ECU, and a brand new enemy who–surprise, surprise!–wants the dragon attached to my hand.
But we’re a determined bunch. One way or another, we’re going to find the Spellmaker. I’m just not sure if we’re ready for what we find when we get there.
Once again, this journey of us, of Storm witches against an entire world, shows me that nothing, absolutely *nothing* is ever what it seems…

Storm Island

Originally published as “*Storm Island*”.
It is 1944 and weeks before D-Day. The Allies are disguising their invasion plans with a phoney armada of ships and planes. Their plan would be scuppered if an enemy agent found out… and then, Hitler’s prize agent, “The Needle,” does just that. Hunted by MI5, he leads a murderous trail across Britain to a waiting U-Boat. But he hasn’t planned for a storm-battered island, and the remarkable young woman who lives there.

Storm Front

With the help of a beautiful and mysterious foreign agent–with whom Storm is becoming romantically and professionally entangled–he discovers that Volkov’s treachery has embroiled a wealthy hedge-fund manager and a U.S. senator. In a heated race against time, Storm chases Volkov’s shadow from Paris, to the lair of a computer genius in Iowa, to the streets of Manhattan, then through a bullet-riddled car chase on the New Jersey Turnpike. In the process, Storm uncovers a plot that could destroy the global economy–unleashing untold chaos–which only he can stop.

Stork Naked

Surprise Golem has just lost her brand-new baby. The Stork assigned to deliver her eagerly awaited Bundle of Joy has inexplicably refused to surrender it, flying off instead through a hole in the fabric of reality. Now, to track down her offspring, Surprise must lead an ill-assorted assemblage of confederates on a desperate quest through dozens of different Xanths. But sinister, unseen forces are determined to stop her. And in order to find her child, Surprise may have to lose her heart.Startling, stimulating, stirring, and surprising, Piers Anthony’s Stork Naked is a rollicking and revealing new fantasy adventure lusciously laced with dozens of dangers and delights, lovingly fashioned with all of Piers Anthony’s celebrated storytelling skills.

Storeys From the Old Hotel

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Hailed as “one of the literary giants of science fiction” by *The Denver Pos*t, Gene Wolfe is universally acknowledged as one of the most brilliant writers the field has ever produced. Winner of the World Fantasy Award for best fiction collection, *Storeys from the Old Hotel* contains thirty-one remarkable gems of Wolfe’s short fiction from the past two decades, most unavailable in any other form.
*Storeys from the Old Hotel *includes many of Gene Wolfe’s most appealing and engaging works, from short-shorts that can be read in single setting to whimsical fantasy and even Sherlock Holmes pastiches. It is a literary feast for anyone interested in the best science fiction has to offer.

**Recensie(s)**

The selections are richly varied in subject, tone, and style but all of them have the author’s inimitable touch. – -San Francisco Examiner A fine collection that showcases the wide range of Wolfe’s weird and wonderful talent. –Kirkus Reviews A splendid collection of singular tales from the finest writer the science fiction world has ever produced. –The Washington Post The selections are richly varied in subject, tone, and style but all of them have the author’s inimitable touch. –San Francisco Examiner A fine collection that showcases the wide range of Wolfe’s weird and wonderful talent. Kirkus Reviews A splendid collection of singular tales from the finest writer the science fiction world has ever produced. The Washington Post The selections are richly varied in subject, tone, and style but all of them have the author’s inimitable touch. San Francisco Examiner A fine collection that showcases the wide range of Wolfe’s weird and wonderful talent. — Kirkus Reviews A splendid collection of singular tales from the finest writer the science fiction world has ever produced. — The Washington Post The selections are richly varied in subject, tone, and style but all of them have the author’s inimitable touch. – -San Francisco Examiner
(source: Bol.com)

Stones into Schools

Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Greg Mortenson
**From the author of the #1 bestseller *Three Cups of Tea*, the continuing story of this determined humanitarian’s efforts to promote peace through education**
In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where *Three Cups of Tea* left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal leaders. He shares for the first time his broader vision to promote peace through education and literacy, as well as touching on military matters, Islam, and women—all woven together with the many rich personal stories of the people who have been involved in this remarkable two-decade humanitarian effort.
Since the 2006 publication of *Three Cups of Tea*, Mortenson has traveled across the U.S. and the world to share his vision with hundreds of thousands of people. He has met with heads of state, top military officials, and leading politicians who all seek his advice and insight. The continued phenomenal success of *Three Cups of Tea* proves that there is an eager and committed audience for Mortenson’s work and message.

Stone of Tears

SUMMARY: In Wizard’s First Rule, Richard Cypher’s world was turned upside down. Once a simple woods guide, Richard was forced to become the Seeker of Truth, to save the world from the vile dominance of Darken Rahl, the most viciously savage and powerful wizard the world had ever seen. He was joined on this epic quest by his beloved Kahlan, the only survivor among the Confessors, who brought a powerful but benevolent justice to the land before Rahl’s evil scourge. Aided by Zedd, the last of the wizards who opposed Rahl, they were able to cast him into the underworld, saving the world from the living hell of life under Rahl.But the veil to the underworld has been torn, and Rahl, from beyond the veil, begins to summon a sinister power more dreadful than any he has wielded before. Horrifying creatures escape through the torn veil, wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting world above.If Rahl isn’t stopped, he will free the Keeper itself, an evil entity whose power is so vast and foul that once freed, it can never again be contained.

The Stolen Bride

**An Earl’s Daughter**
Sean O’Neill was once everything to Eleanor de Warenne—but since he disappeared from his ancestral home, there has been no word, and even Eleanor has abandoned hope, promising her hand to another. Then, just days before her wedding, Sean reappears… but the boy who was once her protector is now a stranger, hardened by prison and on the run.
**A Traitor to the Crown**
Weary and haunted, Sean is shocked to find that little Elle has become the beautiful, desirable Eleanor. Though he refuses to endanger her by pressing his claim, his resolve to stay away is sorely tested by the determination of a woman who will not be forsaken again. And when, in a moment’s passion, Sean steals another man’s bride, it is Eleanor who has the power to steal his heart…
**Betrothed to a man of honor, her heart belongs to a traitor…**

A Stir of Echoes

Madness is only a step away . . .

Tom Wallace is happy with his suburban lot. Until an evening of casual entertainment turns reality into nightmare.

Tom sees himself as a pragmatist, and when his brother-in-law challenges him to undergo hypnotism, he obliges to prove a point. So no one is more surprised than Tom when it works. But this cheap parlour trick unlocked something that now threatens his sanity, way of life and marriage. Suddenly he can sense his neighbours’ darkest desires, and some are dark indeed. When shadows from the past and glimpses of the future are revealed to him, Tom tries to deny what’s happening.

But as his existence becomes increasingly unbearable, the biggest revelation of all awaits — a message from beyond the grave.

(source: Bol.com)

Still Life With Bread Crumbs: A Novel

**A superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the #1 *New York Times* bestselling author of *Rise and Shine, Blessings,* and* A Short Guide to a Happy Life** *

*Still Life with Bread Crumbs *begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life.

Brilliantly written, powerfully observed, *Still Life with Bread Crumbs* is a deeply moving and often very funny story of unexpected love, and a stunningly crafted journey into the life of a woman, her heart, her mind, her days, as she discovers that life is a story with many levels, a story that is longer and more exciting than she ever imagined.
**Praise for Anna Quindlen**
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**About *Every Last One ** *

“Quindlen captures both the beauty and the breathtaking fragility of family life.”* *—* People***

“Packs an emotional punch . . . Quindlen succeeds at conveying the transience of everyday worries and the never-ending boundaries of a mother’s love.” ** *—The Washington Post***
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**About *Rise and Shine ** *

“A writerly achievement.”* *—* The New York Times***

“[A] classic story.” **— *The Washington Post Book World ** *

* *About* Blessings***

“A polished gem of a novel . . . lovingly crafted, beautifully written.” ** *—The Miami Herald***
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“Richly imagined.” ** *—St. Louis Post-Dispatch***

** About *Black and Blue ** *
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“Quindlen writes with . . . power and grace.”***—The Boston Globe ** *
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“Beautifully paced . . . [keeps] the reader anxiously turning pages.”***—The New York Times Book Review ** *

* *About* One True Thing***
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“A triumph.” ** *—San Francisco Chronicle***
*From the Hardcover edition.*
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“Quindlen has made a home at the top of the bestsellers lists with novels that capture the grace and frailty of everyday life, and her latest work is sure to take her there again. With spare, elegant prose, she crafts a poignant glimpse into the inner life of an aging woman who discovers that reality contains much more color than her own celebrated black-and-white images.”— *Library Journal
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“Quindlen has always excelled at capturing telling details in a story, and she does so again in this quiet, powerful novel, showing the charged emotions that teem beneath the surface of daily life.”— *Publisher’s Weekly
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“A Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and star in the pantheon of domestic fiction ( *Every Last One* , 2010), Quindlen presents instantly recognizable characters who may be appealingly warm and nonthreatening, but that only serves to drive home her potent message that it’s never too late to embrace life’s second chances.”— *Booklist
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“Profound … engaging”— *Kirkus*
**Praise for Anna Quindlen**
****
**About *Every Last One ** *

“Quindlen captures both the beauty and the breathtaking fragility of family life.”* *—* People***

“Packs an emotional punch . . . Quindlen succeeds at conveying the transience of everyday worries and the never-ending boundaries of a mother’s love.” ** *—The Washington Post***
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**About *Rise and Shine ** *

“A writerly achievement.”* *—* The New York Times***

“[A] classic story.” **— *The Washington Post Book World ** *

* *About* Blessings***

“A polished gem of a novel . . . lovingly crafted, beautifully written.” ** *—The Miami Herald***
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“Richly imagined.” ** *—St. Louis Post-Dispatch***

** About *Black and Blue ** *
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“Quindlen writes with . . . power and grace.”***—The Boston Globe ** *
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“Beautifully paced . . . [keeps] the reader anxiously turning pages.”***—The New York Times Book Review ** *

* *About* One True Thing***
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“A triumph.” ** *—San Francisco Chronicle***
### About the Author
Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of seven novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, and Still Life with Bread Crumbs. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a number one New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud. Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear.

Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER”A book with a thousand laughs entwined with unknown stories about some of the most popular movies of the past decades.” –Steve Martin”This book is kick-ass funny and truly unique. A Hollywood autobiography with only one wife, no rehab, a loving family and loyal friends.” –Robin Williams”Billy Crystal is a national treasure. Thank God he wrote this hilarious and emotional book because now I don’t have to and I’ll still have something personal to give everyone at Christmas.” –Bette MidlerIn this book Billy Crystal, currently starring in the new TV show THE COMEDIANS as an aging comic, gives a hilarious and heartfelt account of what it’s REALLY like to get older.Billy Crystal is turning 65, and he’s not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met Sally, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Readers get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees, his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light touch to more serious topics like religion (“the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil, bourbon, and Prozac”), grandparenting, and, of course, dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal’s reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived.

Stern Men

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **The “wonderful first novel about life, love, and lobster fishing” (*USA Today*) from the #1 bestselling writer** In 2000, Elizabeth Gilbert’s *Stern Men* debuted to phenomenal critical attention. Now, Penguin is publishing a new edition of Gilbert’s wise and charming novel for the millions of readers who devoured *Eat, Pray, Love* and remain hungry for more. Off the coast of Maine, Ruth Thomas is born into a feud fought for generations by two groups of local lobstermen over fishing rights for the waters that lie between their respective islands. At eighteen, she has returned from boarding school-smart as a whip, feisty, and irredeemably unromantic-determined to throw over her education and join the “stern men”working the lobster boats. Gilbert utterly captures the American spirit through an unforgettable heroine who is destined for greatness-and love-despite herself.

Steel and Lace

All four books in the bestselling Steel & Lace Series are included in this collection. Each of the individual books are available for FREE in the Kindle Unlimited program. From the moment their eyes locked across a crowded room, he recognized something in her that he needed. Something that was impossible to resist… Enigmatic and sexy, Carter Morgan is a wealthy CEO and playboy who keeps a model on his arm and the walls around his heart high. His dangerous good looks and seductive charm gets him whatever he wants– whenever he wants it. Until he meets Eva. When smart and spirited fashion editor Evangeline Austin encounters Carter Morgan, sparks fly and worlds collide. Her every instinct tells her to run, yet she can’t deny the overwhelming effect he has on her. They embark on a passionate affair that threatens to consume them.   They try to defy the odds by making their own rules and surrendering to the exquisite power of their passion but when unforeseen forces threaten to tear them apart, Carter and Eva must decide if the moments of soul-searing perfection are worth the intense pain. Intended for mature audiences.

Steel & Stone Companion Collection

**Steel & Stone Companion Collection — 12 stories from the Steel & Stone series, narrated by Ash and Lyre**
From her first fateful glimpse of the Sahar Stone to the explosive final battle in Asphodel, Piper fought with Ash and Lyre beside her. A draconian and an incubus—an unlikely friendship of two skilled warriors, deadly in very different ways, both hiding dark secrets and dangerous pasts.
Now, return to the Steel & Stone world—this time through their eyes. In this collection of short stories set on the same timeline as the original series, Ash and Lyre reveal a whole new side to the trials they faced—both familiar scenes and never-before-seen adventures. Discover Ash’s first impression of Piper, their fight in the Styx ring, Lyre’s secret role in the escape from Asphodel, and more.
This captivating encore to the Steel & Stone series includes 12 all-new stories that complement and expand on the most pivotal moments of the series.

**Steel & Stone Universe Books:**
**STEEL & STONE**
Chase the Dark (#1)
Bind the Soul (#2)
Yield the Night (#3)
Feed the Flames (#3.5)
Reap the Shadows (#4)
Unleash the Storm (#5)
Steel & Stone (#6)
**SPELL WEAVER**
The Night Realm (#1)
The Shadow Weave (#2)
The Blood Curse (#3)

State of War

From the #1 New York Times bestselling creators of Op-Center comes a different kind of law enforcement.   In the year 2010, computers are the new superpowers.  Those who control them control the world.  To enforce the Net Laws, Congress creates the ultimate computer security agency within the FBI: Net Force®.   Minor viruses are eating away at the Net Force computers. The e-mail shut-downs and flickering monitors are hardly emergencies—but they’ve been keeping the tech department hopping. Same with the sudden rash of time-consuming lawsuits. No one in Net Force has a moment to spare, which is exactly the way Mitchell Townsend Ames wants it. Because when the shadowy mastermind launches his master plan, he wants Net Force to be looking the other way…