“Ugyanis a felborulás pillanatában ez a könyv előreesett, és a kis ülésen kuporgó lakáj nyomban utánakapott, mert felelősséget vállalt a féltett, kézzel írott könyvért.”
Ismeretlen szerző - Un Regalo de mi Gran Amor
Si te gustan las historias de navidad, las películas de navidad, los especiales de TV navideños, los episodios de navidad de tus series favoritas y, sobre todo, si te gustan las antologías de navidad, te vas a enamorar de Un regalo de mi gran amor: doce historias de navidad por doce escritores bestsellers de juvenil, editado por la autora de éxito internacional Stephanie Perkins. Ya sea que celebres Navidad o Hanukkah, el Solsticio de invierno o el Año Nuevo aquí hay algo para todo el mundo. Tienes doce razones esta temporada para quedarte en casa y enamorarte.
Ismeretlen szerző - Auf den ersten Blick
Immer an Silvester sieht Mags ihrem besten Freund Noel dabei zu, wie er ein anderes Mädchen um Mitternacht küsst - doch dieses Jahr soll es anders ablaufen, beschließt sie. Der Junge Shy dagegen wird bei einem Schneesturm eingeschneit und findet unverhofft seine große Liebe hinter der nächsten Wohnungstür. Nachdenklich, verspielt, lustig und überraschend anders: Die zwölf Kurzgeschichten bestechen durch die verschiedenen, humorvollen Schreibstile und bieten eine bunte Mischung aus realistischen und fantastischen Geschichten.
Ismeretlen szerző - Defy the Dark
The seventeen original stories in Defy the Dark, an eerie, mind-bending YA anthology, could only take place in darkness. Open the pages and discover: A creepy guy who stares too long. The secrets of the core of the earth. Dreams of other people’s lives. A girl who goes mad in the darkness. Monsters in Bavaria. A generational spaceship where night doesn’t exist. And other mysteries and oddities. The contributors to the enthralling collection are: Sarah Rees Brennan, Tessa Gratton, Rachel Hawkins, Christine Johnson, Valerie Kemp, Malinda Lo, Myra McEntire, Saundra Mitchell, Sarah Ockler, Jackson Pearce, Aprilynne Pike, Dia Reeves, Beth Revis, Carrie Ryan, Jon Skovron, Courtney Summers, and Kate Espy, winner of the Defy the Dark new author contest.
Ismeretlen szerző - All Out
Take a journey through time and genres and discover a past where queer figures live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen of the best young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens. From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier, to two girls falling in love while mourning the death of Kurt Cobain, forbidden love in a sixteenth-century Spanish convent or an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, All Out tells a diverse range of stories across cultures, time periods and identities, shedding light on an area of history often ignored or forgotten.
Pippa DaCosta - City of Shadows
Alina knows she is not real – the fae queen spun an evil web to create her – but she wants more than to spend her days feeding off humans’ energy to survive. She isn’t content to lose herself in the dangerously attractive Reign. She wants a life of her own making. Desperate to help the man who saved her life, Alina vows to find his missing sister. Alina is convinced that the general of the Fae Authority plays a part in her disappearance. She infiltrates the organisation and gets close to their strongest fighter. But while Samuel’s tormented soul and masterful touch stirs in Alina a feeling of being human again, her loyalty to Reign makes her Samuel’s enemy. Who should she trust? This New Adult urban fantasy is packed with action and suspense and will have you yearning for more forbidden fae romance.
Andrea Carlisle - The Riverhouse Stories
As the introduction attests, The Riverhouse Stories was one of those books that had a hard time finding a publisher. And it is a difficult book to categorize. The stories are short (a few pages at most), and at first glance, incredibly simple. There is Lazy LaRue, contemplating a difficult cat, and Pubah S. Queen, determined to organize her life. There are stories on feeding ducks, seeing rainbows, and visiting friends. While the subject matter changes, the feeling does not: all are fanciful, glowing, thoughtful - childlike in the best meaning of the term. If you are one of those people who thinks the world needs to be saved by something more practical than love, you might be inclined to dismiss this book. But give yourself a chance. Enter Lazy and Pubah's houseboat where all dreams are listened to and life is often composed of simple issues. Wonder at Pubah, female electrician in a male-dominated profession, a woman with ever so much to do. Smile at Lazy, who writes and thinks wide thoughts and finally decides to write about the woman she loves. And wait, as their whimsical, beautiful life sneaks into yours
Agatha Christie - Hercule Poirots grösste Trümpfe
Hercule Poirot schiesst nicht und schlägt nicht, wenn er den gefährlichen Ganoven auf den Leib rückt. Was die Unterwelt, die kleinen und grossen Verbrecher, an ihm fürchtet, ist sein messerscharfer Verstand. Und der sorgt auch dafür, dass der Leser bei Poirots spektakulärsten Fällen ausser Atem gerät...
Jennifer E. Smith - Umwege zum Glück
Ein Jahr ist es her, dass Ellie und Graham sich per Zufall kennengelernt haben. Ein einziger kleiner Tippfehler hat sie zusammengebracht und sie haben sich Hals über Kopf ineinander verliebt. Aber seither ist viel passiert. Ellie ist an der Uni und Graham dreht weiterhin Filme. Emails schreiben sie sich schon lange nicht mehr. Doch dann unternimmt Ellie einen Ausflug nach New York, wo just an dem Wochenende Grahams neuer Film Premiere hat und die beiden treffen völlig unvermutet noch einmal aufeinander …
Kötter Tamás - Nem kijárat
Kötter Tamás írásait vagy szeretik, vagy gyűlölik. Nem ismerek olyat, aki közömbös tudna maradni iránta. Akik szeretik, azért szeretik, mert a magyar, végtelenül szexista, kiábrándult, megnyomorított és megnyomorító felső-középosztályról ír. Magukra ismernek. Akik nem szeretik, azért nem szeretik, mert magukra ismernek, és nem tetszik nekik a tükörképük. Férfiak és nők alakjai vonulnak végig ezeken a novellákon, a társadalom nagy törésvonalai mentén, a szerzés és a birtoklás bűvöletében, becsapva a környezetüket és saját magukat is, valami végső rossz felé. Kijárat nincs. (Jászberényi Sándor) A Nem kijárat novellái - akár egy baljós nyomozás egy-egy fejezete - Kiss Zoltán életét legfontosabb leckéiben követik, és egyúttal arra is választ keresnek, hogy a gyermeki szorongás apró hazugságai miként hajszolhatnak gyilkos félelembe egy meglett férfit.
Megan Derr - An Admirer
Kaeck is a poor, shy, mage, barely able to keep attending University. His life is work and school, leaving him too busy to make friends. Then one day, fetching his mail from his school post box, Kaeck finds a letter from a secret admirer. The letters and subsequent gifts do much to brighten Kaeck’s lonely days, but even as he longs to know the identity of his admirer, he finds his own admiration growing for fellow student Bellamy... who in turn is enamored of someone else entirely.
Megan Derr - Kiss the Rain
Selsor’s only dream growing up was to be a mage, to bond with a warrior and drive back the monsters in the Territories, live the life his parents had so loved. His dreams falter, however, when he displays no magic despite possessing the ability to use it. His dreams are lost when, during an attack by bullies, he lashes out with uncontrolled magic and accidentally kills an innocent bystander. His jewels blackened, banning him forever from using magic, Selsor is thrown out to survive on the streets as best he is able…
Hidas Judit - Boldogság tízezer kilométerre
Novellák az önfeláldozó női attitűd hamisságáról. A túlzott megfelelés, a gyengeség és az ártatlanság csapdáiról. Arról a több évezredes hagyományról, amely kényszerítő erővel jelenik meg a mai napig az életünkben. Földesné Feuer Anna keresi a helyét a világban, és hiába van szép otthona, hiába a család által nyújtott biztonság, mégsem boldog. Úgy érzi, hiába küzd, nem sikerül elérnie a céljait. Milyen eszközökkel próbálja megoldani a problémáit? Hogyan hárítja a kudarcait? A sikere az önbizalmán és az önértékelésén múlik, vagy inkább a környezete befolyásolja a döntéseiben? A kudarcok és nehézségek ellenére mégsem a reménytelenség sugárzik a történetből. A regényként is olvasható novellafüzérben megmutatott fájdalmas helyzeteket humorral, öniróniával oldja Hidas Judit. Úgy ábrázolja főszereplője szenvedését, hogy közben képes a nehéz pillanatokon nevetni is. A befejezéssel pedig azt üzeni: igenis érdemes küzdeni, harcolni az álmainkért.
Megan Derr - Midsummer Baker
A sweet baker with spicy taste... Marcell lives a quiet life, keeping the treats coming in his aunt's bakery. He is well known for his manners, his shy demeanor, and his perfect cinnamon rolls. He's a classic good boy, who has never stepped so much as a toe out of line. The Withers Boys are the town bad boys—faerie half-brothers whose only talents are their green thumbs and an unmatched ability to cause trouble. When they're not causing trouble, it's only because the Sheriff has caught them for the moment. But things are never what they seem in a small town, and it's always the quiet ones...This is Book 4 of the Midsummer series, but can be read without reading the prior books.
Megan Derr - The High King's Golden Tongue
Prince Allen has trained his entire life to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious mother, who has made their kingdom one of the wealthiest and most influential in the empire. For the past few years he has trained to become the new consort of the High King. The only thing no one prepared him for was the stubborn, arrogant High King himself, who declares Allen useless and throws him out of court. High King Sarrica is ruling an empire at war, and that war will grow exponentially worse if his carefully laid plans do not come to fruition. He's overwhelmed and needs help, as much as he hates to admit it, but it must be someone like his late consort: a soldier, someone who understands war, who is not unfamiliar with or afraid of the harsher elements of rule. What he doesn't need is the delicate, pretty little politician foisted on him right as everything goes wrong.
Megan Derr - The Stable Boy
On a journey to meet his fiancé and begin wedding preparations, Prince Diggory is betrayed by his bodyguard, who intends to steal Diggory's life. Left for dead in a river, the last thing Diggory expects is to live. But surviving is only half the battle, and Diggory will have to figure out how to work around the constraints of a terrible curse if he hopes to stop the man who betrayed him and gain back his life.
Juan José Millás - Los objetos nos llaman
Lo misterioso acecha a la vuelta de la esquina, en el interior de uno mismo. Mujeres grandes que sueñan con hombres diminutos. Maniquíes que sudan. Pollos que llegan desde el mercado a casa, pero que jamás aparecen en la mesa. Mentiras que se convierten en realidades inexplicables. Cerillas viejas que iluminan habitaciones antiguas. Pequeños malentendidos que dan lugar a preguntas fundamentales. Delirios sensatos. Corduras delirantes… Bienvenido al mundo de Juan José Millás. Si puedes dejar de leer un segundo para prepararte un café, ese café quedará contaminado por la lectura de Los objetos nos llaman. Será un café especial, único, un café inolvidable, porque estará preparado por uno de sus personajes. Este libro, ese café y tú os habréis convertido en un relato. Prueba. No se puede leer a Millás sin que algo, a nuestro alrededor, cambie, sin que la realidad cotidiana nos asombre. Millás ejerce en este libro como un maestro de la distancia corta. Cada uno de estos cuentos, breves como un fogonazo, ilumina un secreto, revela un misterio, provoca una pregunta. Todos, bajo esa escritura precisa y veloz, esconden una sorpresa. Inimitable mezcla de humor, de pánico, de ironía, en esa atmósfera entre realista y onírica que caracteriza la escritura de Millás.
Michael Cunningham - A Wild Swan and Other Tales
A poisoned apple and a monkey’s paw with the power to change fate; a girl whose extraordinarily long hair causes catastrophe; a man with one human arm and one swan’s wing; and a house constructed of gumdrops and gingerbread. In A Wild Swan and Other Tales, the people and the talismans of lands far, far away―the mythic figures of our childhoods and the source of so much of our wonder―are transformed by Michael Cunningham into stories of sublime revelation. Here are the moments that our fairy tales forgot or deliberately concealed: the years after a spell is broken, the rapturous instant of a miracle unexpectedly realized, or the fate of a prince only half cured of a curse. Reimagined by one of the most gifted storytellers of his generation, and exquisitely illustrated by Yuko Shimizu, rarely have our bedtime stories been this dark, this perverse, or this true.
Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio - El escudo de Jotán
Las ocho piezas reunidas en este volumen constituyen la práctica totalidad de la narrativa breve de Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio, excepción hecha de unos pocos relatos primerizos que el autor nunca ha consentido volver a publicar. No se incluyen aquí fragmentos ni pecios, sino únicamente relatos, fábulas y cuentos propiamente dichos, escritos a lo largo de más de medio siglo. Si los primeros se hallan en la estela de El Jarama, los más recientes establecen sutiles y a veces sorprendentes conexiones con los intereses y las obsesiones del Ferlosio ensayista, haciendo patente la genuina condición de narrador que late en todos sus escritos y que, a despecho de su parquedad como fabulador, lo ha consagrado como uno de los autores indispensables de la literatura española.
Rae Carson - Dangerous Voices
Errik has been a prisoner--and alone--for a long, long time. He lives for the moment each day when the window of his dungeon cell shines a bit of light onto his bearded face. But everything changes when he gets a new neighbor--a young girl with a voice as beautiful as the springrise. They both know the rules: No singing. No speaking. Voices are dangerous. But they can't help themselves. And soon enough, Errik begins to remember himself, why he's here in this dark place, and why his captors will stop at nothing to ensure his silence.
Alexa Riley - Her Paradise
Cyrus Walsh met Sammy when she was too young for him. He left the island knowing that he’d wait for her…and he did. But now that he’s back, she isn’t giving an inch. Now he’s going to fight for what he wants, and that’s always been the same thing. Her. Sammy watched Cyrus leave and it broke her heart. When he came back to the island years later she wasn’t ready to forgive him. But she feels an irresistible pull to him, no matter how hard she tries to fight it. Would giving in be so bad?
Alexa Riley - His Paradise
Liam Armstrong gets what he wants, but when a small island hotel turns down his offer to buy it, there’s a problem. Now he’s got to fly to the remote town, find the owner, and close this deal. That’s the plan…until he meets the woman who changes everything. Nicole has spent her whole life on the island, and now that her grandparents have passed she’s running the Mermaid alone. She’s out of options and money with a forced sale approaching. But one night at the local dive bar, suddenly all her worries are swept away.
Alexa Riley - Bitten by the Beast
Juliet Simon gets herself into all kinds of situations, but breaking into the scary mansion near her college campus has got to take the cake. When she finds more than she bargains for behind closed doors, will her fear take over, or will she fall for the beast? Kane Viscardi is unlike other vampires. He’s spent most of his time hiding away and is alone in the world without a mate. Until one night when there’s an unexpected knock at the door. Suddenly something awakens inside of him for the first time in a century.
Alexa Riley - Stay Close
A former Russian mafia soldier is hired to protect a friend's young daughter, but he knows he'll do more than keep her safe–he'll make her his. Forever. If she were to simply whisper my name, I would be at her feet, begging to touch what I shouldn't, taste what doesn't belong to me, run my hands along the sweet innocence she taunts me with. Penelope Justice is eighteen, old enough to graduate high school but—according to her parents—not old enough to live without 24/7 security. Practice has made her an expert at ditching her bodyguards. One look at Ivan and she never wants to run again. I've been hired to protect her. I can't help but think that perhaps someone should have protected her from me. Ivan steals the breath right out of her lungs, something no boy has ever done. Then again, he's far from a boy. This man, this man who looks like he could kill someone with the flick of a wrist, is everything. He is her future. I can't let her go and I won't give her up. I've done bad things in my life, and I don't deserve her. But I can't do the honorable thing. I've never been noble, and I'm not starting now.
Alexa Riley - The Wanted Virgin
Trace Jennings was the brother who most enjoyed his time alone. He never thought about spending the rest of his life with someone, until he found her on his ranch. Addison Becket is on the run. She’s finally eighteen and able to break free of her father’s control, but taking off on a stormy night landed her in a stranger’s bed. Trace is everything Addison dreamed of and more, and neither of them has the urge to let go. Can love at first sight truly exist? And will it be enough to keep them together while others try to tear them apart? Please. This is an Alexa Riley hero. She’s not going anywhere. _Warning:_ This short story is filthy good, with co-dependency at its peak! These two people are absolutely crazy, and it if wasn’t so sweet, it would be certifiable. Go ahead and suspend your reality while you float away with this cloud of ridiculous!
Alexa Riley - Fiona Davenport - Muse
Shelby Walsh is struggling to make ends meet. She spends her days doing singing telegrams for extra cash, but she never expected to be sent out to perform for the world’s most famous composer. And definitely not in a skimpy Greek goddess outfit. How is she supposed to keep it together when every part of her is screaming for him to take her? Theo Hayes is a recluse. He just wants to be left alone to work on his next big movie score. He’s even grumpier than usual because he’s in a bit of a rut. But when his brother sends him a singing telegram for inspiration, he finds his muse and plans to never let her go. Keeping her for his very own is the only option.
Alexa Riley - Jessa Kane - Dirty Uncle
Rex spends a lot of time on king crab fishing boats. So much time that he's never bothered to settle down . So the day he sees his step-niece for the first time, he's not ready for what she makes him feel. Clara is old enough to make her own decisions, and she’s decided she wants her step-uncle Rex. Everyone is telling her it's wrong, but she can only follow her heart. She just needs to be ready for the consequences when he finally claims her. Warning: When Jessa and Alexa team up you know it’s going to be terrible. Terribly-wonderful! This over-the-top tidal wave of love is about to sweep you under. Don't worry, you'll thank us!
Alexa Riley - Jessa Kane - Summer Camp Captive
Lainey has heard the ghost stories of the beast in the woods, but one night around a campfire she discovers some legends are true. The Butcher has watched her from a distance, but he’s a man with needs and won’t deny himself any longer. Warning: We’ve teamed up with Jessa Kane again to bring you filthy, over-the-top hotness. It’s ridiculously fun, so don’t be shy! Grab your marshmallows and join us for this dirty treat!
Alexa Riley - Lift
Sloan Martinez wasn’t living her best life, but she was doing everything she could to get there. After her father was arrested for embezzlement she was left penniless, so she borrowed a friend’s car and decided to make some cash as a driver. It wasn’t the safest of jobs, but she didn’t have much choice. It wasn’t all that bad, until he got in one night.
Alexa Riley - Stolen Princess
Karim is past the time when he should have chosen a bride, but he never met anyone who caught his eye. Forced to choose, he holds a ball and invites all eligible princesses to attend. And that’s when everything changes. Giselle’s been tucked away on her father’s land and doesn’t know how the royal world works. It’s her first party, and it’s going terribly until she finds herself alone in a room with a man. A man who wants to make her his. When Giselle gives him everything and then discovers who he is…well, how good do you think she’ll be at hide and seek? Warning: It’s instalove at first sight. Literally, like two seconds in. But don’t worry, Karim will find her…and steal her if he has to.
Alexa Riley - The Virgin Cowboy
Dolly Jennings has wanted one man since she was sixteen, but he’s kept her at arm’s reach. Time has passed and she’s all grown up now, with a body that he can’t ignore. Brandon Knight has wanted Dolly for longer than he should have, but he thought she deserved someone better. No longer able to control his desires, he’s giving up on staying away, and claiming his woman. When Brandon finally gives in, can he prove himself worthy of Dolly? Will Dolly throw sass and southern sayings all over the place? Absolutely! _Warning:_ This short story is packed full of big hair, big attitude, and big curves. Dolly holds her own, but the hero always ends up on top. *slow wink* Grab your boots and cowboy hat… We’ve got a couple of cherries to pop!
Alexa Riley - Beauty in Winter
Fiona Lamb has lost everything, and her only option is to work for a reclusive billionaire to get back the one thing that's most important to her. Reid Gold has been cursed. He's the alpha shifter, but he's unable to change into his wolf and lead his pack. But one scent of his mate and everything changes. Warning: This beauty and the beast-inspired story is quick, filthy, and over-the-top alpha. Hold on to your Kindles because Reid's inner beast finally gets to come out and play.
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