Author: Kasey Michaels
Publisher: Harlequin, una división de HarperCollins Ibérica
Atractivo y tentador como el pecado, Robin "Puck" Blackthorn dedicaba su vida a disfrutar de los placeres del momento. Su única regla era no acercarse nunca a una mujer inocente. Lo que no imaginaba era que conocería a una mujer así en un baile de máscaras, una mujer que le hizo darse cuenta de que había reglas que estaban hechas para romperse. Regina Hackett descubrió escandalizada que el hombre con el que había compartido aquel baile… y un beso prohibido era el más famoso vividor de la ciudad, así que prometió no volver a acercarse a él. Pero la repentina desaparición de su prima la obligó a recurrir precisamente a Puck en busca de ayuda. Durante el peligroso viaje por los oscuros callejones de Londres, Regina descubrió que, bajo esa fachada de pícaro, se escondía un hombre dispuesto a cualquier cosa con tal de protegerla… y de convencerla de que le diese una oportunidad a un pecador empedernido.
Dashing and elegant, Baron Christian St. Clair is the toast of the ton…and a man with a closely guarded secret. For his dazzling looks and celebrated charm mask his late-night escapades as the elusive Peacock, enemy of the rich and benefactor of the poor. Now Gabrielle Laurence, the destitute beauty who loathes St. Clair's rakish ways and power over her social standing, is close to discovering the truth. But can he convince her to trust a rogue—and take a chance on the passion that flares between them?
When a dear friend vanishes, Regina Hackett reluctantly turns to the one man who can help her--notorious rake Robin “Puck” Blackthorn with whom she shared a scandalous encounter at a masquerade ball. Original.
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.
An Open Life
Author: Michael Toms
Publisher: Harper Collins
In the tradition of The Power of Myth, a conversation with Joseph Campbell that distills the mature wisdom and eclectic spiritual thinking of the world-renowned scholar and mythologist.
Up Jumps the Devil
Author: Michael Poore
Publisher: Harper Collins
“The sustained comedy in this hilarious novel is equaled only by its heart, and the myriad ways there are for it to break. I love this book. Michael Poore writes like an angel.” —Daniel Wallace, author of Big Fish John Scratch, the Devil himself, is the protagonist in this stunningly imaginative, sharp, funny, and tender novel, as he tricks, teases, and prods America to greatness in the hope of luring his lost love back down to Earth from Heaven. Up Pops the Devil is fiction with humor and heart, the kind of hilarious, off-beat, and original reading experience that fans of Chris Moore, Joe Hill, Chuck Palahniuk, and Jim Shepard would sell their souls for—a brilliant blending of the occult and the outrageous starring the anti-hero of anti-heroes, the one and only Prince of Darkness.
Author: Karin Tidbeck
“I recommend that you lay your hands on a copy.” —Ann Leckie “An instant classic.” —Jeff VanderMeer A surreal debut novel set in a world shaped by language in the tradition of Margaret Atwood and Ursula K. Le Guin. Vanja, an information assistant, is sent from her home city of Essre to the austere, wintry colony of Amatka with an assignment to collect intelligence for the government. Immediately she feels that something strange is going on: people act oddly in Amatka, and citizens are monitored for signs of subversion. Intending to stay just a short while, Vanja falls in love with her housemate, Nina, and prolongs her visit. But when she stumbles on evidence of a growing threat to the colony, and a cover-up by its administration, she embarks on an investigation that puts her at tremendous risk. In Karin Tidbeck’s world, everyone is suspect, no one is safe, and nothing—not even language, nor the very fabric of reality—can be taken for granted. Amatka is a beguiling and wholly original novel about freedom, love, and artistic creation by a captivating new voice.
In That Last Breath
Author: Marta Martín Girón
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
An unearthly encounter. A surprising ending. A story that will make you feel and believe in love. The time to do something with his life had come for Aaron. The dissatisfaction and feeling of loneliness prevented him from being happy. He needed to feel fulfilled, to take a step in another direction, to capture what he had been surrounding in his head for too long. For Dana, life with her boyfriend was not what she would have wanted, something in her relationship was losing her happiness. She longed for the one who could one day be something else, her late friend Oscar. Wanting to honor him and put an end to the pain of his absence, pushed her to take a course hitherto unknown. *** A beautiful story of love and fear. Desire and resistance. Drama and hope. Fiction and reality.
How to Tempt a Duke
Author: Kasey Michaels
Publisher: HQN Books
“Kasey Michaels aims for the heart and never misses.” —New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts He'd returned from war a duke. Now Rafael Daughtry was battling a force more terrifying than Napoleon's army—his family. Thankfully, his childhood friend Charlotte Seavers had agreed—reluctantly—to a bargain. While Rafe would provide her with the home she'd lost, Charlotte would provide him with a chaperone for his unruly twin sisters. But who would chaperone Rafe? For the feisty young girl he remembered had blossomed into a sensual woman—a woman whose haunting beauty and deeply kept secrets drew him like no other. Charlotte had good reason to mistrust men—yet could Rafe's sizzling seduction convince her to give in to temptation? Don't miss a chance to re-read Book 1 in the delectable Daughtry Families series by New York Times bestselling author Kasey Michaels! Originally published in 2009.
Author: Doris Lessing
Publisher: Harper Collins
In the title novel, two friends fall in love with each other's teenage sons, and these passions last for years, until the women end them, vowing a respectable old age. In Victoria and the Staveneys, a young woman gives birth to a child of mixed race and struggles with feelings of estrangement as her daughter gets drawn into a world of white privilege. The Reason for It traces the birth, faltering, and decline of an ancient culture, with enlightening modern resonances. A Love Child features a World War II soldier who believes he has fathered a love child during a fleeting wartime romance and cannot be convinced otherwise.
Author: Michael Stephenson
Publisher: Harper Collins
Drawing on hundreds of specialist sources, contemporary and archival, Patriot Battles is the comprehensive one-volume study of the military aspects of the War of Independence. The first part of the book offers a richly detailed examination of the nuts and bolts of eighteenth-century combat: For example, who fought and what motivated them, whether patriot or redcoat, Hessian or Frenchman? How were they enlisted and trained? How were they clothed and fed? What weapons did they use, and how effective were they? When soldiers became casualties or fell ill, how did medical services deal with them? What roles did loyalists, women, blacks, and Indians play? The second part of the book gives a closer look at the war's greatest battles, with maps provided for each. Which men were involved, and how many? What was the state of their morale and equipment? What parts did terrain and weather play? What were the qualities of the respective commanders, and what tactics did they employ? How many casualties were inflicted? And no less important, how did the soldiers fight? Throughout, many cherished myths are challenged, reputations are reassessed, and long-held assumptions are tested. For all readers, Patriot Battles becomes not only one of the most satisfying and illuminating works to be added to the literature on the War of Independence in many years but also a refreshing wind blowing through some of its dustier corridors.
Author: B S Johnson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
A sports journalist, sent to a Midlands town on a weekly assignment, finds himself confronted by ghosts from the past when he disembarks at the railway station. Memories of one of his best, most trusted friends, a tragically young victim of cancer, begin to flood through his mind as he attempts to go about the routine business of reporting a football match. B. S. Johnson’s famous ‘book in a box’, in which the chapters are presented unbound, to be read in any order the reader chooses, is one of the key works of a novelist now undergoing an enormous revival of interest. The Unfortunates is a book of passionate honesty and dark, courageous humour: a meditation on death and a celebration of friendship which also offers a remarkably frank self-portrait of its author.
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
The Accusation is a deeply moving and eye-opening work of fiction that paints a powerful portrait of life under the North Korean regime. Set during the period of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il's leadership, the seven stories that make up The Accusation give voice to people living under this most bizarre and horrifying of dictatorships. The characters of these compelling stories come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from a young mother living among the elite in Pyongyang whose son misbehaves during a political rally, to a former Communist war hero who is deeply disillusioned with the intrusion of the Party into everything he holds dear, to a husband and father who is denied a travel permit and sneaks onto a train in order to visit his critically ill mother. Written with deep emotion and writing talent, The Accusation is a vivid depiction of life in a closed-off one-party state, and also a hopeful testament to the humanity and rich internal life that persists even in such inhumane conditions.
This new reprint brings back our best-selling book to date, in the familiar red plastic cover. Still popular as a textbook and primary document of the Cultural Revolution. The book that changed the world and shaped a generation of Chinese people, it contains the essence of Mao's philosophy, political thinking and military strategy.