University of Chicago final year planetology student Glory Carter is every guy’s dream. Her goddess looks, sexy figure and brains to go with it, makes all the guys’ heads turn, but she has yet to find the one and only true love. Eventually, Cupid’s Arrows strike and she nets an archaeologist, Adam Kennedy, but when he disappears during a top-secret trip to the Amazon, things startedgetting out of hand for Glory.
When 17-year-old Laurel Harper decides to go live with her estranged father and stepfamily, she’s unaware of the fact that her fate was already sealed the day she was born. It’s not until she meets the proud and mysterious Sam Laurens that she feels something strange is going on.
After surviving Adrian’s brutal attack, Laurel finds herself on Olympus once again, faced with a trial that could sentence Sam to years of slumber. Meanwhile, Sam is haunted by the torturous vision of Laurel dying in childbirth, and Laurel’s determination to continue the pregnancy despite Sam’s opposition takes a heavy toll on their relationship. Sam winds up absconding and leaving Olympus, while Laurel seeks refuge on a Greek island in hopes of giving birth away from any threats.
Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted. Jake is heir to the fortune and name of the prominent San Francisco Alderdice family. Although dearly loved by his sister Vivian, his passion for art and his contemplative temperament make him a pariah in the eyes of his bitter, tyrannical mother Larissa. Eight months after his grandfather dies, Larissa announces the family is going to Waxwood, an exclusive resort town in Northern California, for the summer.
While growing up in Germany in the 1930s, Rudolf falls in love with the girl next door, Gertrude. He doesn’t care what religion Gertrude practices but the Nazis do. When the first antisemitic laws are enacted by the Nazi government, Gertrude’s father loses his job at the local university. Unable to find employment in Germany, he accepts a position at Istanbul University and moves the family to Turkey. Rudolf, desperate to follow Gertrude, takes a position working at the consulate in Istanbul with the very government which caused her exile.
Boarding school has always been seen as an opportunity to get a good education, and to learn a bit about the realities of life.... But just what does that mean? Unfortunately in the past and possibly even still today, that has meant children having to endure a certain amount of bullying and brutality, from fellow students and also from the teaching staff! This book consists of a collection of incidents experienced by a young man called Hedge during his teenage years at boarding school.
Two books, one anthology. The grift. The scam. The double-cross. Blackmail and burglary; murder and larceny. Blood Business tracks the underbelly of human nature as it drags itself through the muck of our lesser angels in twenty-seven crime stories set in this world... and beyond.
An Anthology Inspired by the Ghost Town Writers Retreat. From the ghost of a hanged man at the old Cafe Prague to the apparition of a sobbing woman at the Rose Street Bed and Breakfast to a phantom Victorian dress whooshing through the halls at the Hamill House Museum, Georgetown is a well-known haunt for spirits of all kind. But some of the town's deepest, darkest secrets have never been revealed...until now.
The Path is fading, and the music of Life is vanishing. Cedar and his fellow Guardians have been entrusted for centuries to protect the Path, the very force of Life itself. An accident traps Cedar between his home and another world devoid of magyc--but not of music. He is found by Ria, a mysterious girl who holds the key to returning him home.