A Royal Gyógyszertár évtizedes kutatások után nemi vágyat fokozó szerrel jelenik meg, és ezzel egycsapásra az Egyesült Államok leggazdagabb vállalata lehet. A szer házasságokat menthet meg, milliók feledhetnék szexuális zavaraikat. Tudja ezt a fiatal Steve Berg, a vállalatszervezések multimilliomos szakembere, aki mindenáron be akarja kebelezni a Royal-t. Csakhogy ezúttal emberére akad. A Royal ugyanis nem eladó. A gyár tulajdonosa, Leslie Royal nemcsak gyönyörű, de kiváló üzletasszony is. Kettejük párviadala a Dopping Arthur Herzog, új, máris világsikerű regényének története.
Christopher Moore - Bite Me!
"The city of San Francisco is being stalked by a huge shaved vampyre cat named Chet, and only I, Abby Normal, emergency backup mistress of the Greater Bay Area night, and my manga-haired love monkey, Foo Dog, stand between the ravenous monster and a bloody massacre of the general public." Whoa. And this is a love story? Yup. 'Cept there's no whining. See, while some lovers were born to run, Jody and Tommy were born to bite. Well, reborn, that is, now that they're vampires. Good thing theirs is an undying love, since their Goth Girl Friday, Abby Normal, imprisoned them in a bronze statue. Abby wants to be a bloodsucking fiend, too, but right now she's really busy with other stuff, like breaking in a pair of red vinyl thigh-high Skankenstein® platform boots and wrangling her Ph.D.-candidate boyfriend, Steve (the love monkey). And then there's that vampire cat Chet, who's getting bigger and smarter—and thirstier—by the minute. Abby thought she and Steve could handle the kitty cat on their own, mais non . . . Before you can say "OMG! WTF?" Tommy and Jody are sprung from captivity, and join forces with Abby, Steve, the frozen-turkey-bowling Safeway crew, the Emperor of San Francisco and his trusty dogs Lazarus and Bummer, Abby's gay Goth friend Jared, and SF's finest Cavuto and Rivera to hunt big cat and save the city. And that's when the fun really begins.
J. R. Ward - Ewige Liebe
Düster, erotisch, unwiderstehlich - die letzten Vampire kämpfen um das Schicksal der Welt. Die Bruderschaft der Black Dagger konnte eine Schlacht für sich entscheiden, doch der Krieg gegen die Gesellschaft der Lesser tobt mit unverminderter Härte weiter. Nun, da Wrath den ihm angestammten Königsthron bestiegen hat, lastet der Schutz der Vampire nur noch auf wenigen Schultern. Immer gnadenloser werden die Methoden der Untoten, und ausgerechnet in dieser gefährlichen Lage droht die Bruderschaft, ihren stärksten und verlässlichsten Kämpfer zu verlieren: Rhage, der Schöne, der Unbesiegbare hat sich unsterblich verliebt - in Mary, die nicht nur ein Mensch, sondern auch unheilbar krank ist. Kann Rhage die Liebe seines Lebens retten und gleichzeitig weiter der Bruderschaft dienen? Und wird die Jungfrau der Schrift diesen Bruch der Traditionen hinnehmen? Rhage hat keine Wahl, er muss alles auf eine Karte setzen ...
Susan Wiggs - Circle in the Water
When a beautiful gypsy thief interrupts the daily hunt of King Henry VIII, Henry sees a way to bring an insolent nobelman to his knees: Stephen must either marry the brazen wench or watch her hang. Now, saddled with a gypsy bride, Stephen is in for the ride of his life.
Zalka Miklós - Harmadik emelet, jobbra
A Harmadik emelet, jobbra, Zalka Miklós tervezett tetralógiájának egymagában is önálló, harmadik része, az előzményekhez hasonlóan a Csikágóban – a Thököly út, Aréna út, Damjanich utca és Rottenbiller utca által határolt területen – játszódik, s a már korábban megismert gyermek-főszereplő és gyermek-narrátor tovább mondja benne a maga életének és családjának közvetlenül átélt történetét, a csikágói világ eseményeit, és egyre többet sejt abból a társadalmi és politikai háttértörténetből, mely a regény szereplőinek helyzetét, sorsát - az európai politikai és hatalmi törekvésekkel együtt - szigorúan, sőt egyre könyörtelenebbül meghatározza. Ezúttal is a gyermek-főhős szemével látjuk a háború-beárnyékolta évek - 1938-1940 - a Csikágójának emberfaunáját, s az ő érzékenységével érzékeljük a családon kívüli világ félelmetesen növekvő brutalitását és egy-egy figurájának sugárzó emberségét. Szépirodalmi Könyvkiadó, 1984
Böszörményi Gyula - Leányrablás Budapesten
Budapest, 1896. A város a millenniumi ünnepségek lázában ég. A békebeli Monarchia minden zugából tízezerszám tódulnak az emberek, hogy megcsodálják az ezeréves Magyarország egybehordott kincseit. Köztük van a Marosvásárhelyről érkezett, 16 éves Hangay Emma kisasszony is, akinek a rendezvények második napján nyoma vész. Négy évvel később titokzatos távirat érkezik az azóta is gyászoló, idős édesapa, Hangay Árpád címére: a különös üzenetet Emma, a rég halottnak hitt lány küldte! Az ekkor 17 éves Mili kisasszony, Emma húga azonnal a fővárosba utazik, hogy nővére keresésére induljon. A talpraesett, éles eszű lány nem sejti, hogy midőn felszáll a vonatra, rémálmokhoz hasonló kalandok sora veszi kezdetét, melyek kibogozásában egyetlen támasza a jó hírű, ám igen zord természetű mesterdetektív, Ambrózy Richárd báró lesz. "A szereplők olyan elevenek, szinte lelépnek a lapokról. Elég néhány szó, és megtörténik a csoda: máris a múlt század fordulójának lüktető világvárosában találod magad, különös, borzongató kalandok kellős közepén. Szívből ajánlom egyhangú hétköznapokra és pihentető hétvégékre!" - Katona Ildikó, hivatásos könyvrajongó
Joanna Maitland - His Cavalry Lady
Alex instantly fell for Dominic Aikenhead, Duke of Calder, knowing that he would never notice her--because to him she was Captain Alexei Alexandrov, a young man and a brave hussar Alex longed to be with her English duke just once, as the passionate woman she truly was. To be swept off her feet, wearing the finest of gowns, would be a dream come true. But there was danger in such thoughts. What if Dominic ever found out the truth?
Marcus Sedgwick - She is not invisible
Two dried mice. A fluffy raven called Stan. A suicidal austrian biologist... Is it coincidence or something more sinister that draws them together? Many strange thing collide in Laureth Peak's life one hot August weekend. Perhaps srangest of all is the way her dad had been acting lately. And now he's disappeared. It looks as if his obsession with coincidence might have fatal consequences. As Laureth sets off for New York with her strange younger brother, Benjamin, she has a little faith in herself. But she has a burning determination to find her missing father. She has just one clue to follow; his notebook. Does it contain salvation or madness?
Wendy McClure - Wanderville
Jack, Frances, and Frances’s younger brother Harold have been ripped from the world they knew in New York and sent to Kansas on an orphan train at the turn of the century. As the train chugs closer and closer to its destination, the children begin to hear terrible rumors about the lives that await them. And so they decide to change their fate the only way they know how. . . . They jump off the train. There, in the middle of the woods, they meet a boy who will transform their lives forever. His name is Alexander, and he tells them they've come to a place nobody knows about—especially not adults—and "where all children in need of freedom are accepted." It's a place called Wanderville, Alexander says, and now Jack, Frances, and Harold are its very first citizens.
Wendy McClure - On Track for Treasure
Book two in a historically rooted series that's The Boxcar Children for a new era! When the town sheriff discovers the exact location of “Wanderville,” the orphans who live there—Jack, Frances, Harold, Alexander, and their new friends—must flee their home in the woods. They take to the rails and, after nearly being caught, are rescued by a seemingly kind reverend and his wife. The pair brings the children to their home, telling them that if they help the sharecroppers who run their farm, they will eventually be adopted. But Frances can’t stop thinking about a mysterious treasure mentioned to her by a hobo they met during their travels, and when a young African-American sharecropper is blamed for stealing a fiddle her brother Harold actually nabbed, the citizens of Wanderville will have to decide whether their community is heading in the right direction or whether they need to get their “town” back on track.
Mechele Armstrong - Conduit
Think all blood is the same? Think again.... Copper has always been in her twin sister's shadow. But now her sister's been kidnapped, and only Copper can save her. Trouble is, she'll need help - from a domineering vampire who knows just how special Copper truly is. Bastian knows Copper is a rare woman, and not just because of the mind-bending passion she makes him feel. Copper is a Conduit - a rare human whose blood can magnify a vampire's powers. Now he has to protect her, claim her for his own...and somehow keep his vampire brethren from discovering her secret. Copper has what she's always wanted, to be unique and special. But being the Conduit isn't a bed of roses. She could be used by Bastian's vampire enemies for all eternity - or killed to prevent it. And how can Bastian himself resist the urge to taste blood so rare?
Kim Newman - Anno Dracula
It is 1888 and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula. Peppered with familiar characters from Victorian history and fiction, the novel follows vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes Club as they strive to solve the mystery of the Ripper murders. Anno Dracula is a rich and panoramic tale, combining horror, politics, mystery and romance to create a unique and compelling alternate history. Acclaimed novelist Kim Newman explores the darkest depths of a reinvented Victorian London. This brand-new edition of the bestselling novel contains unique bonus material, including a new afterword from Kim Newman, annotations, articles and alternate endings to the original novel.
R. L. Mathewson - Playing for Keeps
Done with being the world's biggest pushover, Haley decides that things are going to change starting with the aggravating neighbor who has too much charm and not enough restraint. What she didn't expect was to sucked into his world, but Haley has a game plan and she won't let herself forget just what the bad boy next door is capable of. The last thing Jason expected was for his little shy neighbor to go Rambo on him over some ruined flowers. After he decides to take her under his wing he can't help but notice that she fits very nicely in his life. Now the only left is to convince her that this is anything but a game.
Tim Powers - The Stress Of Her Regard
When Michael Crawford discovers his bride brutally murdered in their wedding bed, he is forced to flee not only to prove his innocence, but to avoid the deadly embrace of a vampire who has claimed him as her true bridegroom. Joining forces with Byron, Keats, and Shelley in a desperate journey that crisscrosses Europe, Crawford desperately seeks his freedom from this vengeful lover who haunts his dreams and will not rest until she destroys all that he cherishes. Told in the guise of a secret history, this long-awaited tale of passion and terror is finally back in print after more than 20 years.
Ava Stone - A Scandalous Wife
A Regency Historical Novel As the head of his family, Robert Beckford, the Earl of Masten, was accustomed to dealing with various problems his siblings had caused of one sort or another. However he wasn’t prepared when his cad of brother ruined and then abandoned a young lady. To right the wrong, Robert married the girl himself; but his chivalry only went so far. He didn’t want a wife, and most certainly not a scandalous one. So after repeating his vows, he sent her packing, off to a secluded estate and expected her to stay put. After years of mistreatment at the hands of her family, Lydia was prepared to be an accommodating wife; but her rigid and unforgiving husband asked too much of her. After languishing for years in her opulent prison, Lydia leaves her country estate for the glamour and excitement of London—and unfortunately her husband’s path.
Ava Stone - A Scandalous Pursuit
Even the most ruthless of rogues live by their own code of honor, and for Alexander Everett, the wicked Duke of Kelfield, his includes not seducing the ward of his oldest and dearest friend. However for a man who is accustomed to getting what he wants, the lure of the forbidden fruit is enough to drive him wild. When he finds himself under the same roof as the enchanting Olivia Danbury at a summer house party, he discovers the temptation of the lady is more than he can resist. Olivia, on the other hand, has the rest of her life all mapped out. When her fiancé returns from the Peninsular Wars, they'll get married, settle down in the country, start a family, and live happily ever after. The sinfully sexy Duke of Kelfield was not in her plans. But when she stumbles headlong into a compromising position with the passionate duke, her carefully constructed life quickly begins to unravel. In no time, Olivia must choose between the life she's always planned and everything she never knew she wanted.
Lily Blake - Hysteria
Poppy's second original YA novel based on the CW's hit television series, Reign. France is aflame with rumors of witchcraft and treachery. Who will be burn for their transgressions? Find out in this haunting original novel based on the hit CW television show, Reign. Something sinister has been sweeping the villages surrounding the French court. Rumors of Satan's horsemen traveling the countryside and claiming the souls of villagers have sent the people reeling into a religious frenzy and soon fear and suspicion lead them to accuse a young girl of witchcraft. After the prisoner is brought to the palace for questioning, Mary, Greer, Kenna, and Lola work to prove her innocence. But there are others who will stop at nothing to see the girl and her secrets silenced forever...
Greg Iles - Black Cross
It is January 1944—and as Allied troops prepare for D-Day, Nazi scientists develop a toxic nerve gas that would repel and wipe out any invasion force. To salvage the planned assault, two vastly different but equally determined men are sent to infiltrate the secret concentration camp where the poison gas is being perfected on human subjects. Their only objective: destroy all traces of the gas and the men who created it—no matter how many lives may be lost. Including their own…
Jo Beverley - Devilish
The Marquess of Rothgar has been haunted all his life by witnessing his mother turn mad and murder his baby sister. With such blood in his veins, he is resolved not to marry, but then he meets Lady Arradale. Diana, Countess of Arradale is that rarest of creatures, a peeress in her own right, holding extraordinary power and influence for a woman. To marry risks losing her independence, and yet when she meets the Marquess of Rothgar, for the first time she is tempted. She is tempted in a strictly physical way as well, and surely that might be safe when he is the one man in England who does not want to marry her wealth and power. Both decide it would be wiser to part, but then the king, alarmed by awareness of such a powerful woman loose in his realm, commands Rothgar to escort the countess to London.
Jo Beverley - Skylark
She'd risk everything to save her son. He'd risk everything for a second chance...Not a day has gone by without Stephen Ball thinking of the alluring girl who stole his heart and then married another. Now that Lady Laura Skylark needs his help, he plans to protect her son-and then seize the fiery passion that still burns between them. As Laura and Stephen embark on a daring quest, they will find themselves on a dangerous journey into their most secret and sensual desires...