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The Rum Diary

Made into a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary—a national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book—is Hunter S. Thompson’s brilliant love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent lust in the Caribbean.

Begun in 1959 by a twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary is a brilliantly tangled love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s. The narrator, freelance journalist Paul Kemp, irresistibly drawn to a sexy, mysterious woman, is soon thrust into a world where corruption and get-rich-quick schemes rule and anything (including murder) is permissible. Exuberant and mad, youthful and energetic, this dazzling comedic romp provides a fictional excursion as riveting and outrageous as Thompson’s Fear and Loathing books.

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‘Remarkable – a genuine, 100% proof discovery of great literary importance’ Mail on Sunday ‘Hilarious, utterly real and tragic … A lithe, well-crafted gem of a novel which leaves the reader disturbed and grinning in a way that makes people sitting nearby change seats’ Scotland on Sunday ‘Crackling, twisted, searing, paced to a deft prose rhythm … a shot of Gonzo with a rum chaser’ San Francisco Chronicle ‘Wild, witty, angry, cynical and sarcastic … A funny book that will make your life seem boring by comparison’ Scene
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Rules of Betrayal

The most riveting novel yet in Christopher Reich’s New York Times bestselling series—featuring Dr. Jonathan Ransom and his undercover-agent wife Emma, a dangerous woman with a mysterious past who has gone rogue in the high-stakes, serpentine world of international spies.
In 1980, a secret American B-52 crashes high in a remote mountain range on the Pakistan–Afghanistan border. Nearly thirty years later, and spanning locales from those peaks to New York City, a terrible truth will be revealed.
Jonathan Ransom returns as the resourceful doctor thrown into a shadowy world of double and triple agents where absolutely no one can be trusted. To stay alive, Ransom must unravel the mystery surrounding his wife—an enigmatic and lethal spy who plays by her own rules—and discover where her loyalties truly lie.
Rules of Betrayal is a masterfully plotted novel that cements Christopher Reich’s reputation as one of the most admired espionage thriller writers today.
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Ruled by the Pack

**** This is a CLIFFHANGER short novella that is part of the serial, **Wicked Wolf Shifters**. This is NOT a full-length book. Parts must be read in order to enjoy the story. ****
**Wicked Wolf Shifters serial, Part 5**
Jackson & Tamsin:
As the fearless, loyal second-in-command of the powerful Wicked Mountain Wolf Shifters, Jackson Rule has sheer animal magnetism, almost limitless influence in his pack, and legions of adoring female fans. He’s prowled through life as a charming bad boy for centuries, and so far it’s been one sweet ride.
Except for the undeniable temptation by the only woman he can never have: Tamsin, the incredibly captivating but utterly off-limits sister of his pack’s alpha.
As sister of the alpha, Tamsin Reginald is strong, reliable, and completely driven by the needs of her pack. She’s always stayed far away from wild Jackson and his ladykiller ways. Besides, her eventual mating is expected to be a smart political alliance. And impossibly sexy Jackson is anything but a smart decision
But Tamsin is on the verge of losing control, heart, body, and soul – because she’s about to be *Ruled by the Pack*.
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*To the reader: This story contains hot sex with all the dirty details, naughty language, characters who say “oh, hell yeah” to the fun times, the potential edges of shifter violence, and yes, a cliffhanger. If that isn’t your thing, this story probably won’t be either. But if all that sounds great, this short serial is for you! *

Ruin Porn

There is underlying beauty in destruction….
Miah Thade, Finn Reese, and Ritchie Meyer are Resonator, an indie rock band with an edge—best friends turned rock stars, known as the Detroit 3. When Evin Rene appears in their life none of them can deny he belongs with Rez.
They may have named their first album Ruin Porn because people get off on seeing how Detroit went from deeply loved to thoroughly forsaken, but they’re determined to prove that blight isn’t the entire story and blight isn’t always ugly.
Ritchie, Miah, Finn, and Evin take Resonator to a level no one anticipates. But no prosperity comes without sacrifice, and no secret stays hidden without a trail of lies. As Rez’s fame grows, so does the intensity between two of its members…as well as their potential for destruction.
Evin and Finn are about to discover the underlying beauty in their ruin porn.

Rudyard Kipling’s Tales of Horror and Fantasy

From ghost stories to psychological suspense, the complete horror and dark fantasy stories of Rudyard Kipling.
Rudyard Kipling, a major figure of English literature, used the full power and intensity of his imagination and his writing ability in his excursions into fantasy. Kipling is considered one of England’s greatest writers, but was born in Bombay. He was educated in England, but returned to India in 1882, where he began writing fantasy and supernatural stories set in his native continent: “The Phantom Rickshaw,” “The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes,” and his most famous horror story, “The Mark of the Beast” (1890). This masterwork collection, edited by Stephen Jones (Britain’s most accomplished and acclaimed anthologist) for the first time collects all of Kipling’s fantastic fiction, ranging from traditional ghostly tales to psychological horror.

Royaume Magique à Vendre!, Tome 4

Troublesome magical trickster Horris Kew has unleashed a powerful evil sorcerer who’s bent on ruling Landover. And that means destroying its king, Ben Holiday.

Royal Blood

The Royal Spyness series continues with an all-new mystery of “the British monarchy…a wedding in Transylvania…[and] wonderful characters.” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris). Penniless and thirty-fourth in line to the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch finds herself in a truly draining state of affairs. To escape her hateful brother, Georgie accepts an invitation from the Queen to represent the royals at a wedding in Transylvania. But at the macabre- looking castle, Georgie finds the bride with blood running down her chin, and a wedding guest is poisoned. Now it’s up to Georgie to save the nuptial festivities before the couple’s vows become: to love and to cherish, till undeath do them part…

Royal assassin

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Young Fitz, the illegitimate son of the noble Prince Chivalry, is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has had him tutored him in the dark arts of the assassin. He has barely survived his first, soul-shattering mission, and returns to the court where he is thrown headfirst into the tumult of royal life. With the King near death, and Fitz’s only ally off on a seemingly hopeless quest, the throne itself is threatened. Meanwhile, the treacherous Red Ship Raiders have renewed their attacks on the Six Duchies, slaughtering the inhabitants of entire seaside towns. In this time of great peril, it soon becomes clear that the fate of the kingdom may rest in Fitz’s hands–and his role in its salvation may require the ultimate sacrifice.

Round the World in Eighty Days

Phileas Fogg is living quietly in London. Then he makes a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days. The result is a crazy, exciting race against time across Europe, Asia and America…

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Rough Weather

A hurricane hinders a kidnapping and Spenser goes on a search for the man responsible— the infamous Gray Man, who has both helped and hunted Spenser in the past.Heidi Bradshaw is wealthy, beautiful, and well connected —and she needs Spenser’s help. In a most unlikely request, Heidi, a notorious gold digger recently separated from her latest husband, recruits the Boston P.I. to accompany her to her private island, Tashtego. The reason? To attend her daughter’s wedding as a sort of stand-in husband and protector. Spenser consents, but only after it is established that his beloved Susan Silverman will also be in attendance.It should be a straightforward job for Spenser: show up for appearances, have some drinks, and spend some quality time with Susan. But when Spenser’s old nemesis Rugar—the Gray Man—arrives, Spenser realizes that something is amiss. A storm, a kidnapping, and murder tear apart what should be a joyous occasion, and Rugar is seemingly at the center of it all. The only thing is that the sloppy kidnapping is not Rugar’s style—as Spenser knows from past encounters. With six dead bodies and more questions than he can process, Spenser begins a search for answers—and the Gray Man.With its razor-sharp dialogue, crisply etched characters, and high-wire narrative tension, Rough Weatheronce again proves that “Robert B. Parker is a force of nature” (The Boston Globe).

The Rough Guide to Sweden

The Rough Guide to Sweden is an insider”s guide to one of Europe”s least known countries. This fully revised and updated third edition includes a 24pp full-colour section introducing the country”s highlights. Following chapters give the inside track on where to stay, eat and drink and exhaustive accounts of how to get around and see the best this beautiful country has to offer. ”The best guide for foreign visitors to Sweden” Dagens Nyheter, Sweden”s biggest-selling daily. ”The best guide to the country” The Telegraph, London. ”The best guidebook, proved invaluable” The Times, London.

Rotten

”I have no time for lies and fantasy, and neither should you. Enjoy or die…” –John Lydon

Punk has been romanticized and embalmed in various media. An English class revolt that became a worldwide fashion statement, punk’s idols were the Sex Pistols, and its sneering hero was Johnny Rotten.

Seventeen years later, John Lydon looks back at himself, the Sex Pistols, and the ”no future” disaffection of the time. Much more than just a music book, Rotten is an oral history of punk: angry, witty, honest, poignant, crackling with energy. Malcolm McLaren, Sid Vicious, Chrissie Hynde, Billy Idol, London and England in the late 1970s, the Pistols’ creation and collapse…all are here, in perhaps the best book ever written about music and youth culture, by one of its most notorious figures.

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Alive at the core . . . Lydon’s quite the humorist. . . . [Full of] cut marks of wit and ego. *The New Yorker*
A wrathful Irish poet . . . Lydon proves to have a keen wit and rare insight. *The Washington Post Book World*
A pavement philosopher whose Dickensian roots blossom with Joycean color. *Rolling Stone*
Invaluable . . . sheds welcome light on that short period of great music and spasmodic cultural change. *San Francisco Chronicle*

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Roses Are Red

SUMMARY: THE SPECTACULAR EIGHTH #1 BESTSELLER BY THE AUTHOR OF POP GOES THE WEASEL#1 Washington Post#1 Publishers Weekly#1 Wall Street Journal#1 Chicago Tribune#1 Entertainment Weekly#1 Philadelphia InquirerIn this heart-pounding new thriller, Detective Alex Cross pursues the most brilliant killer he’s ever confronted, a mysterious criminal who calls himself the Mastermind. In a series of crimes that has stunned Washington, D.C., bank robbers have been killing bank employees and their families if the robbers’ instructions are not followed to the letter. Alex Cross knows this is no ordinary criminal — the pathological need for control and perfection is too great. Cross is in the midst of a crisis at home — but the case becomes all-consuming as he learns that the Mastermind is plotting one huge, last, perfect crime…

RoseBlood

‘L’immaginazione di A.G. Howard è sconfinata: ipnotica e affascinante.’ Publishers Weekly Dall’autrice di Il mio splendido migliore amico Rune Germaine ha una splendida voce, paragonabile a quella di un angelo, ma è afflitta da una terribile maledizione: quando si esibisce, infatti, si sente malata e stanca, come se la bellezza del suo canto le rubasse ogni volta un po’ di vita. Sua madre, nel tentativo di aiutarla, decide di iscriverla a un conservatorio poco fuori Parigi, convinta che l’arte potrà curare la strana spossatezza di Rune. Poco dopo il suo arrivo nel collegio di RoseBlood, la ragazza si rende conto che c’è qualcosa di soprannaturale nell’aria. Il misterioso ragazzo che vede spesso in cortile, infatti, non frequenta nessuna delle classi a scuola e scompare rapidamente come è apparso, non appena Rune distoglie lo sguardo. Non ci vuole molto perché tra i due nasca un’amicizia segreta. Thor, è questo il nome del ragazzo, indossa abiti che sembrano provenire da un altro secolo e in sua presenza Rune si sente meglio, quasi cominciasse davvero a guarire. Ma tra i corridoi di RoseBlood c’è una terribile minaccia in agguato, e l’amore tra Rune e Thor, che sta sbocciando, verrà messo a dura prova. Dalla scelta di Thor, infatti, potrebbe dipendere la salvezza di Rune o la sua completa distruzione. Un’autrice tradotta in 10 Paesi 200.000 copie vendute La sua splendida voce è la sua più grande maledizione ‘Unisce atmosfere dark e puro romanticismo.’ USA Today ‘L’immaginazione di A.G. Howard è sconfinata: il tono ipnotico e l’affascinante ambientazione, tra follia e creatività, spingono i lettori dritti nella tana del coniglio.’ Publishers Weekly ‘Una storia resa ancora più intrigante da una sfida romantica e atmosfere cupe e sensuali.’ Booklist A.G. HowardVive nel Nord del Texas. Trae ispirazione per le sue storie da tutte le cose imperfette che incontra. Cerca sempre di dar vita a personaggi che raccontino ogni sfumatura degli esseri umani e poi, per dare un brivido in più ai lettori, si diverte a mettere sottosopra il loro mondo. È sposata e madre di due figli. La Newton Compton ha pubblicato Il mio splendido migliore amico, Tra le braccia di Morfeo, Il segreto della Regina Rossa, 6 cose impossibili e RoseBlood.

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The rose rent: the thirteenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael

SUMMARY: Judith Perle, a young widow who had greatly loved her husband, has conveyed one of her properties to the Abbey of Shrewsbury in return for the annual rent of one white rose from the bush growing on the property’s north wall. A few years later, in 1142, the delivery of the rose became an issue, since there were men in Shrewsbury who desired Judith for her beauty or her substantial dowry. The first crisis appears to have been averted by the handling of the monks of the Benedictine Abbey, among them Brother Cadfael. But a sudden brutal murder cries out for investigation and punishment…

Rose Madder

The #1 national bestseller about a woman who escapes an abusive marriage is “one of Stephen King’s most engrossing horror novels. Relentlessly paced and brilliantly orchestrated…fueled by an air of danger immediate and overwhelming” (Publishers Weekly).”What woke her up was a single drop of blood, no larger than a dime.” After surviving fourteen years of hell in a violently abusive marriage, Rosie Daniels finally summons the courage to flee for her life. But leaving her husband, Norman, for a new city and a new start is a very daunting prospect. It’s hard for Rosie not to keep looking over her shoulder, and with good reason—Norman’s a police officer with the instincts of a predator, a force of relentless terror and savagery…a man almost mythic in his monstrosity. He’s very good at finding people, even if he is losing his mind. Rosie’s only hope for salvation may lie in a far more dangerous place, where she must become her own myth and the woman she never knew she could be….