Sophia Clark is just getting her bearings again after becoming a widow when Doug Black knocks on her door. She has no qualms telling him she isn't looking for a white knight, but her four children soon find advantages to his presence. And soon they are trying to convince their Mom that Doug should stay forever.
...It’s tough being a modern day pirate Hannibal “Salty” Greco is a smuggler, a brigand, and a 21st century rogue but his loyalty to those close to him is his best asset. When he and his team are hired for an elaborate heist of an illegal gold shipment it promises excitement and peril.
When the prize is so large betrayal and treachery are close at hand. Friends turn enemy and trust is hard to find. Salty must weave his way through action and intrigue to get his team to safety…….and just maybe get rich in the process!!! Join the team and feel passion’s boil and the gunfire fly!!
Companion to the New York Times bestselling series The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod... It’s time for him to prove himself as a Slayer. A killer is on the loose in New York City, but the Slayer Society knows that this isn’t any normal predator… This is something supernatural. Now Joss McMillan must use all of his strength and skill to save the innocent people of New York. His status as a Slayer—and his very life—depend on it.
The stakes are life or death.
More than a million readers have been enthralled by the New York Times bestselling series The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod. And now, with this companion series, The Slayer Chronicles, they can sink their teeth into life on the other side of the stake.
There is a hint of the wicked about Julian d’Alveda, a darkness that fascinates pretty student Chloe Anthony.
Keen to learn more about his scandalous activities, she joins him at Candle Street Hall in Norfolk, a house with a reputation darker still. Once there, she quickly finds herself drawn in like a moth to a flame, first as his lover, and then rather more as the full scope of his strange obsessions and desires becomes clear.
Ruben Waara asustelee vuoroin Espoossa ja vuoroin talvisessa Hangossa. Hän tutustuu pikkuhiljaa naapureihinsa, originelliin taiteilijaan Tex Hukkaseen sekä Kaj Karsteniin, vanhaan mieheen ja tämän hieman tuuliajolle joutuneeseen veljenpoikaan. Kaj pyytää Waaralta apua, sillä häntä yritetään ilmeisesti huijata nigerialaiskirjeiden avulla. Mutta kuka on kirjeiden takana ja ovatko ne aitoja nigerialaiskirjeitä? Entä kuka on Simon Eddy Akbata, musta mies, joka ilmestyy Hankoon kuin varkain? Waarasta tuntuu, että kaikki ei ole niin kuin pitäisi ja hän pyytää toistamiseen apua poliisiystävältään. Waaran firmallakaan ei mene hyvin ja hänen pitäisi pystyä keskittymään olennaiseen, mutta hän on levoton. Waara kuulee, että hänen vävynsä on päässyt vankilasta - ja sitten löytyy ruumis. Mutta mitä tekemistä tällä kaikella on Waaran kanssa? Sen hän saa tietää saadessaan vieraan Venäjältä.
chess champion Larry Christiansen provides the principles of middlegame understanding, tactical alertness and counterattacking skills, enabling club players to get more out of their chess by adopting the sharp, aggressive play of present-day grandmasters. Chess enthusiasts will find incisive methods of play that illustrate attacking motives inherent in the structures of different opening systems and their variations. The Sicilian Defense, the Najdorf, Dragon, Taimanov-Paulsen, Sveshnikov, Rauser, Rossolimo, Closed, and Grand Prix are all handled individually, showing the reader how to recognize and exploit typical tactical opportunities. Even the art of swindling is not neglected, and it's all richly illustrated with examples from practical play, including the games of amateurs.
Players of all levels enjoy and benefit from Christiansen's instructive writing and insider information.
Could you handle living forever, knowing you would watch your friends grow old and die? Could you handle loving someone, knowing you would live forever... without them? When Marco’s immortal father remarried an immortal woman, Marco never expected that their children would develop a supernatural ability: Serafina and Valerius can communicate telepathically. Not only that, but they’re hearing telepathic cries for help from someone they don’t know. Desperate to conceal his family’s secrets, Marco decides to investigate the strength of their abilities by taking Valerius with him on a planned visit to an institution in a distant city. Soon Valerius reveals that the voice’s owner is Sergio, an adolescent who has been institutionalized for most of his life. Tests reveal a family connection to Marco’s family, so they decide to have Sergio moved to a spot nearer to where they reside—but they aren’t the only ones interested in Sergio’s heritage.