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Working Out Sucks! (And Why It Doesn’t Have To)

Tired of diet books that promise to change your life in five minutes? Tired of trying to get healthy and fit—and really getting nowhere? Chuck Runyon, Brian Zehetner, and Rebecca DeRossett are here to confirm what you already know: Working out sucks. The good news? With the new approaches in this book, that is about to change. *Working Out Sucks!* deprograms those of us who have long been brainwashed by unhealthy habits, destructive attitudes, and misinformation about health, and offers a no-nonsense way to get back on track. Because, while working out may suck, the alternatives-from heart disease to premature aging and shortened lifespan–are a lot worse. As he does in his 1,700 Anytime Fitness clubs (with more than one million members worldwide–and growing), Runyon emphasizes user-friendliness and utility in this get-real, get-healthy message, complete with Zehetner’s 21-day kick-start plan and DeRossett’s tips for mental health.

Un vestito color del vento

*Una madre, una figlia, un negozio di abiti vintage.
Una storia cucita col filo dell’amore.
Un romanzo delicato come la seta.* A volte questa storia è un tessuto difficile da lavorare: mi scivola tra le dita come il jersey o si arriccia sotto l’ago come il broccato. Ma altre volte, è leggera e regolare, con linee dritte che l’ago può seguire per cucire una storia all’altra, una parola all’altra. È un gelido giorno di gennaio quando Fabia Moreno e sua figlia Ella arrivano nella tranquilla cittadina inglese di York. Nessuno può conoscere il difficile passato che entrambe stanno cercando di dimenticare. È invece sotto gli occhi di tutti il negozio di abiti e di accessori vintage che le due donne hanno deciso di aprire: una boutique da sogno, come a York non se ne erano mai viste, traboccante di abiti retrò e gioielli d’epoca. Ben presto, all’ombra di quelle stoffe preziose, s’intrecciano destini, nascono amori, sbocciano passioni, ma s’insinua anche la diffidenza di chi non riesce ad accettare l’esuberanza di Fabia né a dissipare quell’aura di mistero che circonda lei e la giovane, ingenua, sorridente Ella… Ma, soprattutto, prende vita la storia di un vestito speciale, carezzevole come la seta e delicato come un soffio di vento sulla pelle… Seguite Sophie Nicholls su Twitter: il suo nickname è @wordsauce

Un giorno mi troverai

Mi chiamo Lucy Jarrett. Prima di sapere della ragazza della finestra, prima di tornare a casa e imbattermi nei frammenti della sua storia e ricostruirla, vivevo in un villaggio sul mare in Giappone. Regione dei Finger Lakes, stato di New York. È una notte di luna piena. Lucy Jarrett è di fronte alle acque del lago, illuminate dai riflessi del cielo. Le sembra ancora di vedere il padre nella sua ultima notte di vita, seduto nel giardino di casa, l’aria pensierosa e turbata, pochi istanti prima di salire su quella barca che l’avrebbe portato alla morte. Sono passati anni da allora, anni in cui Lucy ha cercato di dimenticare, di farsene una ragione, senza mai riuscirci. Ma adesso, forse, è venuto il momento di scoprire la verità. Lucy è tornata a casa, dopo un lungo periodo all’estero. Nella grande tenuta in riva al lago tutto è rimasto come allora, i fiori di melo pallidi come le stelle e le stanze buie, rimaste sempre chiuse da quella terribile notte. In casa, tra le vecchie cose di famiglia dimenticate da tutti, Lucy ritrova alcune lettere risalenti ai primi anni del Novecento e un lenzuolo da bambino, con un ricamo di lune e fiori. Un motivo identico a quello delle preziose vetrate della chiesa del paese dove compare sempre una donna misteriosa, dai grandi occhi azzurri, con in mano un mazzo di iris della stessa varietà che cresce nel giardino di Lucy. Chi è questa donna? E chi è Rose, colei che firma le lettere misteriose? Lucy deve scoprirlo a tutti i costi. È convinta che lì, nei frammenti della vita dimenticata delle due donne, e forse in quella di una bambina abbandonata, si nasconda un segreto terribile. Un segreto che ha portato suo padre verso una strada senza ritorno. Dopo il grandissimo successo di Figlia del silenzio, bestseller del passaparola che ha venduto 5 milioni di copie in tutto il mondo ed è stato per mesi in cima alle classifiche dei bestseller in Italia, torna finalmente Kim Edwards con il suo romanzo più maturo e importante. Già vincitore dell’Indie Next List Great Reads, il più prestigioso premio dei librai indipendenti americani, e balzato intesta alle classifiche statunitensi e inglesi, racconta una storia di amore perso e ritrovato, di segreti e misteri, di redenzione e perdono, che ha già incantato milioni di nuovi fan.

Trader of Secrets

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“Steve Martini ranks among the top authors of legal thrillers.”
— *Pittsburgh Post-Gazette* “You like *Law & Order*? Or even a John Grisham novel? Well, Steve Martini is one of the best of the best when it comes to crime thrillers.”
— *Asbury Park Press* The reasons why Steve Martini is one of the most popular thriller writers around are abundantly clear in *Trader of Secrets* : an ingenious plot, great characters, gripping storytelling that combines the legal expertise of John Lescroart, Brad Meltzer, and Scott Turow with the heart-pounding political intrigue of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor. Superstar crime novelist Linda Fairstein says, “Take it from a prosecutor—Steve Martini has created one of the most charismatic defense attorneys in thriller fiction,” referring to Martini’s fearless yet very human series protagonist, defense attorney Paul Madriani. In *Trader of Secrets* the crusading lawyer is on the trail of dangerous criminals who are trying to steal state-of-the-art weapons technology…with nothing less than the future of America at stake.

To Dream With the Dragons

A world where Dragons are slumbering gods….
Therian is a prince who inherits a dying land. Each year the sun dims in the sky and glaciers consume more of his kingdom. In early spring, birds are found dead in their nests, welded by ice to their silent young. Therian sets out to rekindle the sun, to return summer to his land. But to do so will require vast power. A single dark path lies open to him: he must dream with the Dragons and learn the sacrificial rites of sorcery. Armed with his twin ancestral blades and his growing knowledge of the dark arts, he searches the worlds for their most terrible secrets.
To Dream with the Dragons is a Sword and Sorcery novella of dark fantasy. It’s full of nightmarish fiends, rather than faeries…. The book is 25,000 words, about 100 pages in print form.

The Swords of Corium

When dreams come…how can a man be certain he dreams alone?
Therian and Gruum must defend Hyborea in battle. The kingdom is old, weak and rich…a bad combination. While the Hyboreans prepare the ancient walls of Corium to meet marauders from southern lands, Gruum learns more about the struggle between the Dragons and the strange requirements of becoming Anduin’s champion. In this adventure, the pair meets terrifying new enemies…some dead, some alive and others that are elemental in nature.
*The Swords of Corium* is the fourth story in the Hyborean Dragons series. It is a Sword and Sorcery novella of dark fantasy by bestselling author B. V. Larson.

The Sorcerer’s Bane

Do the dead dream? If so, what could cause them to wake?
Strange events haunt Corium’s Necropolis. The Order of the Red Dragon is at the throats of the Order of the Black. The Red Priests summon an ancient horror while the Black Priestesses build a fresh one. Both endanger Hyborea, meanwhile the city and the people face starvation. Shall Therian burn out one side or the other… or both?
“The Sorcerer’s Bane” is the fifth story in the Hyborean Dragons series. It is a Sword and Sorcery novella of dark fantasy by bestselling author B. V. Larson.

The Goblin Corps

**Morthul, the dreaded Charnel King, has failed.**
Centuries of plotting from the heart of the Iron Keep, deep within the dark lands of Kirol Syrreth – all for naught. Foiled at the last by the bumbling efforts of a laughable band of so-called heroes, brainless and over-muscled cretins without sense enough to recognize a hopeless cause when they take it on. Machinations developed over generations, schemes intended to deliver the world into the Dark Lord’s hands, now devastated beyond salvation. But the so-called forces of Light have paid for their meddling with the life of Princess Amalia, only child of the royal family of Shauntille.
Now, as winter solidifies its icy grip on the passes of the Brimstone Mountains, disturbing news has reached the court of Morthul. King Dororam, enraged by the murder of his only child – and accompanied by that same group of delusional upstart “heroes” – is assembling all the Allied Kingdoms, fielding an army unlike any seen before. The armies of Kirol Syrreth muster to meet the attack that is sure to come as soon as the snows have melted from the mountain paths, but their numbers are sorely depleted. Still, after uncounted centuries of survival, the Dark Lord isn’t about to go down without a fight, particularly in battle against a mortal! No, the Charnel King still has a few tricks up his putrid and tattered sleeves, and the only thing that can defeat him now…may just be the inhuman soldiers on whom he’s pinned his last hopes.
Welcome to the Goblin Corps. May the best man lose.

The Dragon-Child

The Dragons dream of us, even as we dream of them….
Therian and Gruum set out to rekindle the dimming sun. Anduin the Black Dragon has set them upon a path southward, and completing the quest she gives them will gain her patronage. They set sail but… things go badly. The pair finds themselves embroiled with a cutthroat crew, a dead comrade and an unkillable sea monster….
The Dragon-Child is the second story in the Hyborean Dragons series. It is a Sword and Sorcery novella of dark fantasy by B. V. Larson, an award-winning author.

The Dragon Wicked

When death is met in a dream, where does the dreamer awaken?
The Sun dims over Corium to its lowest ebb. Auguries are cast again and again using human entrails, but always the results are the same: the ice will come this winter and never shall it leave the fabled Isle. Gruum and Therian set out upon the final stage of their quest to save Hyborea, but to reach the skies they will have to dig deeply into the Earth… and into their own hearts.
“The Dragon Wicked” is the sixth story in the Hyborean Dragons series. It is a Sword and Sorcery novella of dark fantasy by bestselling author B. V. Larson.

The Darkest Surrender

*Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are irresistibly seductive—and unimaginably powerful… Don’t miss a single book in this stunning paranormal series from New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter!* Possessed by the demon of Defeat, Strider cannot lose a challenge without suffering unimaginable pain. For him, nothing stands in the way of victory. Until Kaia, an enchanting Harpy, tempts him to the razor’s edge of surrender. Known among her people as The Disappointment, Kaia must bring home the gold in the Harpy Games or die. Strider is a distraction she can’t afford because he has an agenda of his own—steal first prize, an ancient godly artifact, before the winner can be named. But as the competition heats up, only one prize will matter—the love neither had thought possible.… Book 8 of Lords of the Underworld. Originally published in 2011.

The Darkest Secret

*Though they carry an eternal curse, the* Lords of the Underworld *are irresistibly
seductive—and unimaginably powerful… Don’t miss a single book in this stunning paranormal
series from* New York Times *bestselling author Gena Showalter!* Keeper of the demon of Secrets, Amun can manipulate the darkest thoughts of anyone nearby. But when the immortal
warrior is chained and isolated to protect those he loves, death is his only hope of
release—until he meets Haidee, a fellow prisoner whose beauty and hidden vulnerability
draw him into a reckless test of his loyalty…. Haidee is a demon-assassin, raised to despise Amun’s kind. Yet how can she hate the man whose touch sets her aflame? But to save
him, she must give herself body and soul…and face the wrath of a powerful adversary sworn
to destroy her. Book 7 of Lords of the Underworld. Originally published in 2011.

Taming Fire

***”From all directions, in the darkness, a great terror approaches this world. I mean to fight the terror, Daven, and I would make a weapon of you.”*** Daven Carrickson grew up as a beggar in the filthy alleys beneath the shadows of the palace. He’s the son of a known thief, disgraced and despised. His only real talent is his ability with a sword, and his only real chance at finding honor or a home is a desperate dream of joining the King’s Guard. But Daven receives a new future when Master Claighan invites him to study magic at the Academy. The wizard offers to make him into a new kind of soldier: a swordsman equally skilled with forged blades and mystic forces. Yet when conspiring forces destroy the wizard’s plans, Daven finds himself wanted for treason and murder. Hunted by a great black beast of a dragon, caught between the King’s Guard and a rebel force led by a rogue wizard, Daven’s only hope of surviving is to become more than he’s ever dreamed possible. *Taming Fire* is the first book in the Dragonprince’s Legacy.

Straying From the Path

Best known for her New York Times bestselling urban fantasy novels, Carrie Vaughn has also written dozens of short stories for Talebones, Realms of Fantasy, and many other magazines and anthologies. Collected here for the first time are ten of her favorite hard-to-classify stories covering the full range of speculative fiction – science fiction, fantasy, horror – sometimes all in the same story. Read about Emily Dickinson’s dog, women pilots in WWII, future Hollywood, a haunted Europa, and more! Acclaimed author and editor Jay Lake contributes an introduction to this unique collection. Straying from the Path was published by WSFA Press in 2011, and released at WSFA’s annual Capclave convention (October 14-16, 2011 in Gaithersburg Maryland) as a special 500-copy limited and signed hardcover edition. Initially this volume was only available to members of Capclave 2011, but is now available to the general public.

Steam & Sorcery

Sir Merrick Hadrian hunts monsters, both human and supernatural. A Knight of the Order of the Round Table, his use of magick and the technologies of steam power have made him both respected and feared. But his considerable skills are useless in the face of his greatest challenge, guardianship of five unusual children. At a loss, Merrick enlists the aid of a governess.
Miss Caroline Bristol is reluctant to work for a bachelor, but she needs a position, and these former street children touch her heart. While she tends to break any mechanical device she touches, it never occurs to her that she might be something more than human. All she knows is that Merrick is the most dangerously attractive man she’s ever met—and out of reach for a mere governess.
When conspiracy threatens to blur the distinction between humans and monsters, Caroline and Merrick must join forces, and the fate of humanity hinges upon their combined skills of steam and sorcery….
©2011 Cindy Spencer Pape (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Spirit Dances

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For Seattle detective Joanne Walker, spring is about new beginnings. She’s mastered her shamanic abilities (mostly), survived a cannibalistic serial killer (barely) and now she’s facing the biggest challenge of her career — attending a dance concert with her sexy boss, Captain Michael Morrison. But when the performance — billed as transformative — actually changes her into a coyote, she and Morrison have bigger things to deal with. And there’s more. Homeless people are disappearing, a mystical murder puts Joanne way out of her jurisdiction and with the full moon coming on, it’s looking like the killer is a creature that can’t possibly exist. But Jo could probably handle all of that, if one ordinary homicide hadn’t pushed her to the very edge….