Oscar Lowe, a young nursing home assistant, feels alone amid the crowd of college students. But he soon falls for beautiful, brainy Iris, a medical student, and finds himself swept up into her quirky world, specifically when it comes to family. Iris’s brother, Eden, is emotionally detached and believes that he can heal people by the power of music, and he’s willing to go to devastating lengths just to prove it. Can Oscar and Iris determine Eden’s next move before things take a turn for the worse?
For Anna and Francesca, leaving childhood is an exciting time. New curves and more passionate imaginations have taken over, and there’s nothing the girls want to do more than to headlong into womanhood. But after a stunning blow to their friendship, the girls separate only to find their sexuality taking them down roads they never thought they would travel.
A truly gripping selection of horror stories, this book features classics from noted writers like Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen King, Christopher Fowler, and Neil Gaiman, just to name a few. This collection will surely chill your blood and it is recommended that you read it with the lights on!
Andrew Dahl is thrilled to be a new recruit for the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid. However, he soon learns that there are three rules that constantly seem to run their missions:
1)Every mission involves some confrontation with hostile aliens.
2)During these missions, the captain, chief science officer, and handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive.
3)One low-ranked crew member bites it.
Needless to say, these low-ranking crew members–including Andrew–try their best to not get picked for these missions. But then Andrew finds some crucial information that completely transforms his coworkers’ understanding of what these missions are really all about.
Think you know American history? Think again! The weird “facts” we thought were true–all that nonsense about hatters getting mad off mercury, woman had teeny-tiny waists, people bathed once a year–are exposed in this laugh-out-loud collection of debunked myths and legends.
Renouned chef Marcus Samuelsson shares the rags-to-riches story of his life. It starts with his humble beginnings as a young boy orphaned through tuberculosis and soon leads us on a journey of adoption, new cultural surroundings, and a whole lot of chicken-cooking. From early on, there was no doubt what Marcus would be when he grew up.
Amanda’s lost her exotic husband to another woman and it’s now time for her to heal. She knows she needs an escape and decides to do so through a lovely beach vacation. The relaxing atmosphere seems like just what she needs…until she is approached by an older divorcee who gives her all of his attention. Is this the opportunity to move on she so desperately wants and needs?
When Nick’s wife, Amy, disappears on their 5th wedding anniversary, all fingers point to him as the killer. And with dangerous daydreams filling his head, he can’t blame them. But as tensions rise and new secrets come to surface, Nick finds it harder and harder to prove his innocence, even with the help of his twin sister, Margo, who stands by his side.
Xanthe has her abusive past-master’s name spanning the space between her shoulder blades. Japanese student Yoshiko feels too old for her spider web tattoo. Zairah is a trainee lawyer who now sees herself fiercer than the Mickey Mouse on her hip makes her feel. These three women, each with a tattoo representative of a past life, are ready to move on.
Fabrice is an alluring tattooist with the ability to cover their old markings with exquisite new ones, all the while carving barely-noticeable marks in their minds. All of the women become victims to his artful snare; only one can guess his true intentions.
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