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Red Seas Under Red Skies

In his highly acclaimed debut, *The Lies of Locke Lamora, *Scott Lynch took us on an adrenaline-fueled adventure with a band of daring thieves led by con artist extraordinaire Locke Lamora. Now Lynch brings back his outrageous hero for a caper so death-defying, nothing short of a miracle will pull it off.
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**After a brutal battle with the underworld that nearly destroyed him, Locke and his trusted sidekick, Jean, fled the island city of their birth and landed on the exotic shores of Tal Verrar to nurse their wounds. But even at this westernmost edge of civilization, they can’t rest for long—and are soon back to what they do best: stealing from the undeserving rich and pocketing the proceeds for themselves.
This time, however, they have targeted the grandest prize of all: the Sinspire, the most exclusive and heavily guarded gambling house in the world. Its nine floors attract the wealthiest clientele—and to rise to the top, one must impress with good credit, amusing behavior…and excruciatingly impeccable play. For there is one cardinal rule, enforced by Requin, the house’s cold-blooded master: it is death to cheat at any game at the Sinspire.
Brazenly undeterred, Locke and Jean have orchestrated an elaborate plan to lie, trick, and swindle their way up the nine floors…straight to Requin’s teeming vault. Under the cloak of false identities, they meticulously make their climb—until they are closer to the spoils than ever.
But someone in Tal Verrar has uncovered the duo’s secret. Someone from their past who has every intention of making the impudent criminals pay for their sins. Now it will take every ounce of cunning to save their mercenary souls. And even that may not be enough.…
**PRAISE FOR SCOTT LYNCH**
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“A bright new voice in the fantasy genre.”**—George R. R. Martin**

***Red Seas Under Red Skies***

“Lynch hasn’t merely imagined a far-off world, he’s created it, put it all down on paper—the smells, the sounds, the people, the feel of the place. The novel is a virtuoso performance, and sf/fantasy fans will gobble it up.”**—*Booklist* (starred review)**

“*Red Seas Under Red Skies* firmly proves that Scott Lynch isn’t a one-hit wonder. . . . It’ll only be a matter of time before Scott Lynch is mentioned in the same breath as George R. R. Martin and Steven Erikson.”**—*Fantasy Book Critic***

“Grand, grandiose, grandiloquent . . . No critic is likely to fault Lynch in his overflowing qualities of inventiveness, audacious draftsmanship, and sympathetic characterization.”**—*Locus***

“The kind of witty romp that reminds you exactly how much fun heroic fantasy is supposed to be.”**—*SFX
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***The Lies of Locke Lamora***
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“Right now, in the full flush of a second reading, I think *The Lies of Locke Lamora* is probably in my top ten favorite books ever. Maybe my top five. If you haven’t read it, you should. If you have read it, you should probably read it again.”**—Patrick Rothfuss, *New York Times* bestselling author of *The Name of the Wind***
*From the Hardcover edition.*
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Red Rabbit

SUMMARY: Early in his career, Jack Ryan accepts his first assignment as a freelance analyst under James Greer of the CIA and faces a mission involving a high-level Soviet defector who has reported a plot to assassinate Pope John Paul II. Reprint.

Red Prophet

In an America that might have been, Alvin Maker, the seventh son of a seventh son, learns about the land and its chosen people and discovers how to use his own mysterious powers. By the author of Seventh Son. Reissue.
**Recensie(s)**

Suddenly the saga of Alvin Maker begins to thrill. Washington Post Book World Red Prophet is but a section of a vast American fantasy epic. It is vividly written, and the principal actors–Alvin, Ta-Kumsaw, the Prophet, and Alvin’s Gandalfesque mentor Taleswapper–are all complete and memorable characters. The Philadelphia Inquirer Harsher, bleaker, and more mystical than Seventh Son, this novel superbly demonstrates Card’s solid historical research, keen understanding of religious experience, and, most of all, his mastery of the art of storytelling. Booklist
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Red Lily

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Three women learn that the heart of their historic home holds a mystery of years gone by, as number-one bestselling author Nora Roberts brings her *In the Garden* trilogy to a captivating conclusion, following *Blue Dahlia* and *Black Rose*. A Harper has always lived at Harper House, the centuries-old mansion just outside of Memphis. And for as long as anyone alive remembers, the ghostly Harper Bride has walked the halls, singing lullabies at night… Hayley Phillips came to Memphis hoping for a new start, for herself and her unborn child. She wasn’t looking for a handout from her distant cousin Roz, just a job at her thriving In the Garden nursery. What she found was a home surrounded by beauty and the best friends she’s ever had-including Roz’s son Harper. To Hayley’s delight, her new daughter Lily has really taken to him. To Hayley’s chagrin, she has begun to dream about Harper-as much more than a friend… If Hayley gives in to her desire, she’s afraid the foundation she’s built with Harper will come tumbling down. Especially since she’s begun to suspect that her feelings are no longer completely her own. Flashes of the past and erratic behavior make Hayley believe that the Harper Bride has found a way inside of her mind and body. It’s time to put the Bride to rest once and for all, so Hayley can know her own heart again-and whether she’s willing to risk it…

Red Inferno: 1945

In April 1945, the Allies are charging toward Berlin from the west, the Russians from the east. For Hitler, the situation is hopeless. But at this turning point in history, another war is about to explode.

To win World War II, the Allies dealt with the devil. Joseph Stalin helped FDR, Churchill, and Truman crush Hitler. But what if “Uncle Joe” had given in to his desire to possess Germany and all of Europe? In this stunning novel, Robert Conroy picks up the history of the war just as American troops cross the Elbe into Germany. Then Stalin slams them with the brute force of his enormous Soviet army.

From American soldiers and German civilians trapped in the ruins of Potsdam to U.S. military men fighting behind enemy lines, from a scholarly Russia expert who becomes a secret player in a new war to Stalin’s cult of killers in Moscow, this saga captures the human face of international conflict. With the Soviets vastly outnumbering the Americans—but undercut by chronic fuel shortages and mistrust—Eisenhower employs a brilliant strategy of retreat to buy critical time for air superiority. Soon, Truman makes a series of controversial decisions, enlisting German help and planning to devastate the massive Red Army by using America’s ultimate and most secret weapon.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Red Inferno

In April 1945, the Allies are charging toward Berlin from the west, the Russians from the east. For Hitler, the situation is hopeless. But at this turning point in history, another war is about to explode.
To win World War II, the Allies dealt with the devil. Joseph Stalin helped FDR, Churchill, and Truman crush Hitler. But what if “Uncle Joe” had given in to his desire to possess Germany and all of Europe? In this stunning novel, Robert Conroy picks up the history of the war just as American troops cross the Elbe into Germany. Then Stalin slams them with the brute force of his enormous Soviet army.
From American soldiers and German civilians trapped in the ruins of Potsdam to U.S. military men fighting behind enemy lines, from a scholarly Russia expert who becomes a secret player in a new war to Stalin’s cult of killers in Moscow, this saga captures the human face of international conflict. With the Soviets vastly outnumbering the Americans—but undercut by chronic fuel shortages and mistrust—Eisenhower employs a brilliant strategy of retreat to buy critical time for air superiority. Soon, Truman makes a series of controversial decisions, enlisting German help and planning to devastate the massive Red Army by using America’s ultimate and most secret weapon.

Red Hot

Red Jack. Rude. Crude. Horny ginger mess. In love with… himself.
Loki. Deadbeat. Volatile. Stalker. Terminally ill. Fatally in love.

The world crumbles around Loki when he finds out he has cancer. He decides to get every wish on his bucket list fulfilled. Like fucking the hot bearded biker he meets the night he got the news. Loki won’t settle for anything less. Even if it kills him

Red Dragon

SUMMARY: A second family has been massacred by the terrifying serial killer the press has christened The Tooth Fairy. Special Agent Jack Crawford turns to the one man who can help restart a failed investigationWill Graham. Graham is the greatest profiler the FBI ever had, but the physical and mental scars of capturing Hannibal Lecter have caused Graham to go into early retirement. Now, Graham must turn to Lecter for help.

The Red Citadel and the Sorcerer’s Power

The fate of a realm is in the hands of a savage and a scoundrel…
> > > Once a respected wizard
Finster is now a drunkard and a con man living anonymously amongst simple, easily manipulated village folk. But his self-serving cunning cannot save him when soldiers of the Magus Supremeus of the High Order burst in to drag the disreputable mage to the dreaded Red Citadel.
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>>> Finster’s captor, the new Magus, is none other than Ingrid the Insane
His former acolyte, a young woman of cold heart and ruthless ambition who has already murdered numerous magic-doers in her quest for ultimate power. The only reason Finster still lives is Ingrid’s belief that he knows the whereabouts of the Founders Stone, a magical artifact that could make her invincible.
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>>> Rendered powerless by a scarab beetle attached to his back
Finster realizes he is doomed unless he escapes and recovers the Stone before Ingrid does, and he turns to his dungeon cellmate for help. But the hulking, mute, barbarian youth he calls “Moth” is inscrutable and unpredictable. And their ultimate survival—and the survival of an entire kingdom—may require the cowardly wizard to assume a most unfamiliar and uncomfortable role: hero!
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Halloran makes a powerful stand with his thrilling fantasy adventure, The Red Citadel. Chock full of battles, magic, evil, and intrigue—and peppered with some delightful Terry Pratchett Discworld-esque cynicism—Red Citadel is the story of the salvation of the disreputable fallen wizard, Finster. Taken prisoner by a murderous despot, the cowardly mage must join forces with a hulking, young, barbarian mute to uncover a magical artifact in order to save his own skin, and quite possibly a kingdom as well.
This complete fantasy masterpiece is a full-length, 105,000 word, stand-alone novel that you can devour in a day or enjoy on a long trip!
Also included, 2 bonus short stories
The Darkslayer: Brutal Beginnings
Quest for the Thunderstone: A Chronicles of Dragon Short
Craig Halloran is a #1 International Bestselling Fantasy Author with over 70 books in print. Checkout out his works at www.craighalloran.com

Record of a Spaceborn Few

A disaster rocks the fragile Exodus Fleet community, causing the survivors to consider why they should continue to remain among the stars when habitable worlds are in reach, and what the purpose of a ship that has reached its destination might be. This is the sequel to }The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet{ and }A Closed And Common Orbit{, as well as being a satisfying standalone read

The incredible new novel by Becky Chambers, author of the beloved The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.
#SpacebornFew
Centuries after the last humans left Earth, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place many are from but few outsiders have seen. Humanity has finally been accepted into the galactic community, but while this has opened doors for many, those who have not yet left for alien cities fear that their carefully cultivated way of life is under threat.
Tessa chose to stay home when her brother Ashby left for the stars, but has to question that decision when her position in the Fleet is threatened.
Kip, a reluctant young apprentice, itches for change but doesn’t know where to find it.
Sawyer, a lost and lonely newcomer, is just looking for a place to belong.
And when a disaster rocks this already fragile community, those Exodans who still call the Fleet their home can no longer avoid the inescapable question:
What is the purpose of a ship that has reached its destination?
**Recensie(s)**

A quietly profound, humane tour de force’ * Guardian * A joyous, optimistic space opera… Although it isn’t shy about tackling Big Questions, Planet is a heart-warming debut novel that will restore your faith in science fiction (specifically) and humanity (in general). * Tor.com * Deeply moving… the sparky empathy of Chambers’ writing [draws] you into these strange creatures’ hearts and minds in a way that is never less than deeply involving. * Daily Mail * PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS: Beautifully written and fascinating * GeekDad * ‘Relatable characters in a fascinating universe . . . the writing uplifts and captivates’ * Gareth Powell, author of Embers of War * Checks all the boxes . . . driven by well-drawn, likable, and diverse characters in a complex future world. * Barnes & Noble * Both fascinating and entertaining… Becky’s portrayal of humanity is generous, kind and honest * Geneveive Cogman, author of The Forbidden Library * An emotional, moving look at what it means to be human, and the importance of heritage and legacy * Lauren James, author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe * This novel was exactly what I hoped it would be and more . . . Moving in what feels like small personal ways but is actually big, universal ways and it is uplifting on the same scale * Forbidden Planet * An intensely powerful and multifaceted meditation on time, history, change, and memory, leavened with a welcome touch of humor . . . This is a superb work from one of the genre’s rising stars. * Publishers Weekly * Terrific. . . a masterly exploration of characterisation and diversity wrapped in intensity, heartbreak and tension * Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat * Richly human, believable [and] compelling . . . underlain with a deep compassion and a feeling for community * Tor.com * The best speculative fiction currently being written . . . Becky Chambers is a wonder, and I feel better for having her books in my life * John Connolly, author of the Charlie Parker Thrillers * PRAISE FOR RECORD OF A SPACEBORN FEW:
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A Reckless Witch

“With great power comes great responsibility. So says the tradition of witching. One teenage witch missed that lesson … As a child, Sierra Brighton traveled the world. She swam with the baby whales, danced in storm funnels, and lived in complete magical freedom. And then Momma died and Sierra ended up in foster care, an unhappy and very secret witch. Fetched by Nell’s spell, she’ll no longer need to do magic on lonely beaches – but can Sierra learn to use her power safely? Or will her reckless blood put Witch Central at risk?”–Back cover.

Reckless Love

One reckless fighter.
One night of passion he can’t forget.
The battle between sex and love is fierce and unrelenting.
And love is about to knock him on his ass.
***Reckless Love** can be read as a standalone novel, but is a follow up to the **New York Times** and **USA Today** bestseller **Hard to Love**.*
Long Version:
*Cage fighting always came first for him…*
Ian’s life is full of sacrifice. His intense training schedule means brutal workouts, no drinking, and worst of all, no pussy. But it’s all worth it because he’s about to go pro. When a tempting young nurse starts working at his gym, he can’t escape the dirty desires clouding his mind, and it’s driving him crazy. He’d love a taste, but he needs his focus now more than ever.
*She’s kept her heart on maximum-security lockdown…*
Growing up in foster care, MacKenzie learned early on that love was something other people experienced, something she’d seen but never felt. When she meets sexy cage fighter, Ian, she expects nothing more than a one-night stand, but he walks away before they seal the deal. Now she’d like to forget the night they almost hooked up. But she’s just taken a job working at his gym, and despite her efforts to move on, his allure is overpowering. When Ian gets injured, they begin working together on his rehabilitation, and their one-on-one physical therapy sessions are so hot they sizzle, leaving them both desperate for more contact.
*The battle for their love is about to become a fight to the finish.*

Recipe for Satisfaction

**A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…**
*Mixing business with pleasure has never been so sexy…*
Being the financial caretaker for her deadbeat parents isn’t the life professional organizer Sterling Andrews dreamed of. Tired of being the dependable—and boring—daughter, Sterling decides to have a little fun. And what could be more fun than seducing rich bad boy chef, Jack Vaughn? Except, after one scintillating night together, Sterling’s not only lusting for Jack, she’s working for him. And remaining professional becomes harder every day.
Already a major success thanks to his exclusive restaurants, Jack Vaughn is looking for something more. Ultra responsible Sterling is unlike anyone Jack has met…but she’s his employee. Unwilling to give her up, Jack makes Sterling an offer she can’t refuse—for four sexy weekends, he’ll indulge her most wicked fantasies with no professional strings attached. But will mixing business with pleasure spell disaster? Or will they find the recipe for satisfaction?

Recipe for Love

Jack’s life is already on a downward spiral when his teenage daughter Rache shows up on his doorstep, and she’s pregnant. When he takes her to confront Billy, the boy who knocked her up on her last visit, he discovers the boy’s uncle, Dan, who is not just a fine baker, but a real stud.
Much to Jack’s surprise, it looks like Billy is going to step up and assume his responsibilities with Rache. And for Jack, now that he’s met Daniel, could it be that the rest of his life is also looking up? Of course there’s the small matter of Daniel not knowing that Jack is actually gay…
Genres: Gay / Contemporary
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Rebellion

SUMMARY: “Scotland, 1745. Against the bloody background of the Battle of Culloden, another war was waged and won–the price was honor, the victory, love.” Scottish beauty Serena MacGregor’s hatred of all English began as a child when she watched as a band of Englishmen attacked her mother. Her brother’s friend Brigham Langston was no exception to Serena’s loathing–despite his supposed loyalty to the Scottish cause… and his good looks. Although Brigham eventually proves himself worthy of the MacGregor family’s respect, Serena is still reluctant to abandon her hatred for him and his heritage. But Brigham has other plans. Serena has captivated him with her beauty, her passion for life and commitment to her beliefs–and he refuses to let her antagonistic attitude keep him from winning her. And Serena must learn to open her mind–as Brigham opens his heart–to see the true love awaiting her.

Rebel Island

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Triple-crown winner of mystery’s most coveted awards—the Edgar, the Anthony, and the Shamus—Rick Riordan and his Texas-style take on the crime novel have never been bigger or darker than in this latest Tres Navarre thriller. This time Navarre faces a killer as unstoppable as a force of nature.

Tres Navarre had given up private investigation—and with it a violent past that had buried too many friends. Newly married, with a baby on the way, it was time to find a safer line of work. He and Maia had come to Rebel Island to celebrate their honeymoon and a new future. But no sooner had they arrived than a reminder of the past showed up in the form of a corpse shot dead in room 12.

Just like that Tres finds himself flashing back on the memory of a grim childhood summer spent on the island—a summer that changed everything in his life. A summer he could never forget but never entirely remember either. And when a second corpse turns up, it’s clear to Tres that the past is not dead and buried after all, but is stalking Rebel Island with unfinished business of its own.

What really happened that long-ago summer, what dark secrets were kept, and who has come back to avenge them…these are the questions Tres, his brother Garrett, and the very pregnant Maia must answer—and time is running out. For a monster hurricane is about to hit Rebel Island, cutting them off from the mainland and leaving them trapped on a flooding island with the hotel’s remaining guests brutally dying one by one. Tres knows better than anyone that the bloodlines of South Texas are as twisted as barbed wire. This time they’re guarding a revelation that can turn his dreams of happily ever after into the ultimate nightmare.

From the Hardcover edition.

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