DREAM OF YOU: Abby Erickson isn t looking for a one-night stand, a relationship, or anything that involves any one-on-one time, but when she witnesses a shocking crime, she s thrust into the hands of the sexiest man she s ever seen Colton Anders. His job is to protect her, but with every look, every touch, and every simmering kiss, she s in danger of not only losing her life but her heart also.
STRIPPED DOWN: From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lorelei James, a new steamy story of the Blacktop Cowboys… Never challenge a cowboy to a little naughty competition A flirty game of sexual truth or dare between best man, Wynton Grant, and maid of honor, Melissa Lockhart during their BFF s wedding reception results in a steamy hookup. But their plans for a one and done change when a family crisis leaves Wyn shorthanded at the Grant Ranch. Experienced horsewoman Mel volunteers to help out and gets way more than she bargained for living under the same roof as the sexy rancher. Playing house has never appealed to Wyn until now. But the feisty redhead is keeping secrets and Wyn s not above stripping her bare body and soul to get to the bottom of it
Rage might be an aggressive Hunter by nature, but the gorgeous male has never had a problem charming the females. All except Lucie Gaudet. Of course, the lovely Geek is a born troublemaker, and it was no surprise to Rage when she was kicked out of the Wildlands. But now the Pantera need a first-class hacker to stop the potential destruction of their people. And it s up to Rage to convince Lucie to help. Can the two forget the past and their sizzling attraction to save the Pantera?
Gorgeous, brutal, aggressive, and human, Killian O Roarke wants only two things: to get rid of the Pantera DNA he s been infected with, and get back to the field. But the decorated Army Ranger never bargained on meeting the woman the female of his dreams on his mission to the Wildlands. Rosalie lost her mate to a human, and now the Hunter despises them all. In fact, she thinks they re good for only one thing: barbeque. But this one she s guarding is testing her beliefs. He is proud and kind, and also knows the pain of loss. But in a time of war between their species, isn t any chance of love destined for destruction?
DRAGON KING: A Woman On A Mission
Grace Clark has always done things safe. She s never colored outside of the law, but she has a book due and has found the perfect spot to break through her writer s block. Or so she thinks. Right up until Arian suddenly appears and tries to force her away from the mountain. Unaware of the war she just stumbled into, Grace doesn t just discover the perfect place to write, she finds Arian the most gorgeous, enticing, mysterious man she s ever met.
A King With a Purpose
Arian is a Dragon King who has slept away centuries in his cave. Recently woken, he s about to leave his mountain to join his brethren in a war when he s alerted that someone has crossed onto Dreagan. He s ready to fight until he sees the woman. She s innocent and mortal and she sets his blood aflame. He recognizes the danger approaching her just as the dragon within him demands he claim her for his own "
Dawn Dalton - Shari Green - Denise Jaden - Kitty Keswick - Cady Vance - Falling for Alice
New Alice. New Wonderland. New stories to love. From the modern Alice dumped in the Aquarian Age of the late sixties, to the present day Alice, tormented by body image and emotional issues, to the Alice of the future, launched forward through time and space, FALLING FOR ALICE offers five fresh takes on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. For 150 years, people all over the world have fallen under Alice in Wonderland’s spell. Now, follow five Young Adult authors down the rabbit hole to discover Alice like you’ve never seen her before. One thing is certain—this is not your mother’s Alice.
Melissa Marr - Faery Tales And Nightmares
Dangerous promises and beguiling threats swirl together in a dozen stories of enchantments dark and light by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr. Uncanny and unexpected creatures appear from behind bushes, rise from beneath the seas, or manifest from seasonal storms to pursue the objects of their attention—with amorous or sinister intent—relentlessly. From the gentle tones of a storyteller’s cadences to the terror of a blood sacrifice, tales of favorite characters from Marr’s Wicked Lovely novels mix with accounts of new characters for readers to fall in love with...or to fear. Lush, seductive, and chilling, Melissa Marr’s stories revel in the unseen magic that infuses the world as we know it. Table of Contents: "Where Nightmares Walk" "Winter's Kiss" (Fairy Tales) "Transition" (Vampires) "Love Struck" (Selchies) "Old Habits" (WL World) "Stopping Time" (WL World) "The Art of Waiting" "Flesh for Comfort" "The Sleeping Girl and the Summer King" (WL World-ish, the short story that started the series) "Cotton Candy Skies" (WL World) "Unexpected Family" (WL World) "Merely Mortal" (WL World)
Ismeretlen szerző - Sixteen
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Ismeretlen szerző - More Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark
Do you like to be scared? Ellen had just fallen asleep when she heard a strange voice. "Ellen," it whispered, "I am coming up the stairs." Ellen was frightened and called her parents, but they didn't hear her, and they didn't come. . . . Welcome to the frightening world of Scary Stories, a collection of folklorist Alvin Schwartz's most alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time, with spine-tingling illustrations by renowned artist Brett Helquist.
Ismeretlen szerző - Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
This spooky addition to Alvin Schwartz's popular books on American folklore is filled with tales of eerie horror and dark revenge that will make you jump with fright. There is a story here for everyone -- skeletons with torn and tangled flesh who roam the earth; a ghost who takes revenge on her murderer; and a haunted house where every night a bloody head falls down the chimney. Stephen Gammell's splendidly creepy drawings perfectly capture the mood of more than two dozen scary stories -- and even scary songs -- all just right for reading alone or for telling aloud in the dark. If You Dare!
Ismeretlen szerző - Because You Love to Hate Me
This unique YA anthology presents classic and original fairy tales from the villain's point of view. The book's unconventional structure--thirteen of the most influential BookTubers on YouTube join forces (writing-prompt style) with thirteen acclaimed and bestselling authors--gives these mysterious, oft-misunderstood individuals characters a chance to tell their stories, their way. Like Maleficent or Wicked, these are stories of vengeance, of defiance, of rage. They are stories of pain, of heartbreak, of sorrow. But don't expect a circle of hands. Leave it to the heroes to help the world; villains just want to rule the world. We love to hate them and they hate to be loved, if only because being hated frees them from having to be good. Contributing authors include bestselling and buzzy names Renée Ahdieh, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon, with a foreword and a story from anthology editor Ameriie.
Ismeretlen szerző - Toil & Trouble
A young adult fiction anthology of 15 stories featuring contemporary, historical, and futuristic stories featuring witchy heroines who are diverse in race, class, sexuality, religion, geography, and era. Are you a good witch or a bad witch? Glinda the Good Witch. Elphaba the Wicked Witch. Willow. Sabrina. Gemma Doyle. The Mayfair Witches. Ursula the Sea Witch. Morgan le Fey. The three weird sisters from Macbeth. History tells us women accused of witchcraft were often outsiders: educated, independent, unmarried, unwilling to fall in line with traditional societal expectations. Bold. Powerful. Rebellious. A bruja’s traditional love spell has unexpected results. A witch’s healing hands begin to take life instead of giving it when she ignores her attraction to a fellow witch. In a terrifying future, women are captured by a cabal of men crying witchcraft and the one true witch among them must fight to free them all. In a desolate past, three orphaned sisters prophesize for a murderous king. Somewhere in the present, a teen girl just wants to kiss a boy without causing a hurricane. From good witches to bad witches, to witches who are a bit of both, this is an anthology of diverse witchy tales from a collection of diverse, feminist authors. The collective strength of women working together—magically or mundanely--has long frightened society, to the point that women’s rights are challenged, legislated against, and denied all over the world. Toil & Trouble delves deep into the truly diverse mythology of witchcraft from many cultures and feminist points of view, to create modern and unique tales of witchery that have yet to be explored.
Ali Dean - Kristen Kehoe - Cassie Mae - Tessa Marie - Kelly Oram - Ginger Scott - Get Lucky
Doubles Love by Ali Dean - Mackenzie Bell loves two things: tennis and the Kendrick family. She doesn’t want to be anything like her mother, who hops from one husband to the next. It’s one of many reasons why she’s never dated. The other reason? She’s in love with her best friend’s older brother, Jesse Kendrick. She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not by Kristen Kehoe - Kennedy Russo has had it rough. She's become a pro at being invisible. But when she's paired up for a 5 week assignment with golden boy, Gage, she starts to realize that anonymity may not always be the best option. Gage is on a mission to make her his friend, but will their tentative friendship bloom into something more? Stroke of Luck by Cassie Mae - Jensen is well on his way to the PGA, if only he could focus. Getting stuck with his best friend as co-counselor at the golf camp will help—Penny’s always been one to push him. But when their alone time turns romantic, Jensen wonders if she’ll just be another distraction. Someone I Used to Know by Tessa Marie - Charlotte was not looking forward to Spring Break. No technology and a boy she can’t stand. But when she realizes the boy is actually a hot guy now, and wants to hang out with her (!) she cant help but think this break may turn into something pretty awesome. But, is he harboring a secret that will challenge their budding relationship? 16 Kisses by Kelly Oram - All Cassie Caldwell wants for her sixteenth birthday is to finally be kissed. When Cassie’s older brother and his best friend—the lovable, sexy cowboy, Jared—discover her secret, Jared takes it upon himself to make sure her birthday wish comes true. Four Letter Words by Ginger Scott - Dakota Wright has been making Jace Padgett look good for years…and she’s tired of it. What started as a favor has turned into a habit—one that she’s justified in her mind because Jace also happens to be six feet of gorgeous hunky quarterback, green eyes and a smile that can swing a girl to the moon. But the last favor she did for him may have finally tipped the scales, and Dakota’s ready to call it quits. One small hiccup—her heart can’t seem to let her. And when Jace starts to share pieces of the real him, Dakota begins to think her heart might just be smarter than her head after all.
Julie Kenner - Lexi Blake - Larissa Ione - Elisabeth Naughton - 1001 Dark Nights 5.
CARESS OF PLEASURE: She'll agree to help him but who will help her heart? I'd thought that he was mine, the dark, arresting man who commanded not only my body but my heart. Dante had swept into my life, and I'd succumbed to the burn of passion in his arms. I'd believed we had a love that would last forever, but he'd shattered my dreams and broken me into pieces when he'd walked away, taking a piece of my soul with him. Now he has come back seeking my help, and though I try to keep my distance and protect my heart, I cannot deny that the fire between us burns hotter than ever. And I cannot help but fear that this time our passion will reduce us both to ashes. ADORED: A man who gave up on love Mitch Bradford is an intimidating man. In his professional life, he has a reputation for demolishing his opponents in the courtroom. At the exclusive BDSM club Sanctum, he prefers disciplining pretty submissives with no strings attached. In his line of work, there s no time for a healthy relationship. After a few failed attempts, he knows he s not good for any woman especially not his best friend s sister. A woman who always gets what she wants Laurel Daley knows what she wants, and her sights are set on Mitch. He s smart and sexy, and it doesn t matter that he s a few years older and has a couple of bitter ex-wives. Watching him in action at work and at play, she knows he just needs a little polish to make some woman the perfect lover. She intends to be that woman, but first she has to show him how good it could be. A killer lurking in the shadows When an unexpected turn of events throws the two together, Mitch and Laurel are confronted with the perfect opportunity to explore their mutual desire. Night after night of being close breaks down Mitch s defenses. The more he sees of Laurel, the more he knows he wants her. Unfortunately, someone else has their eyes on Laurel and they have murder in mind. HADES: A fallen angel with a mean streak and a mohawk, Hades has spent thousands of years serving as Jailor of the Underworld. The souls he guards are as evil as they come, but few dare to cross him. All of that changes when a sexy fallen angel infiltrates his prison and unintentionally starts a riot. It s easy enough to quell an uprising, but for the first time, Hades is torn between delivering justice or bestowing mercy on the beautiful female who could be his salvation or his undoing. Thanks to her unwitting participation in another angel s plot to start Armageddon, Cataclysm was kicked out of Heaven and is now a fallen angel in service of Hades s boss, Azagoth. All she wants is to redeem herself and get back where she belongs. But when she gets trapped in Hades s prison domain with only the cocky but irresistible Hades to help her, Cat finds that where she belongs might be in the place she least expected ETERNAL GUARDIANS: Ari--Once an Eternal Guardian, now he's nothing but a rogue mercenary with one singular focus: revenge. His guardian brothers all think he s dead, but he is very much alive in the human realm, chipping away at Zeus s Sirens every chance he can, reveling in his brutality and anonymity. Until, that is, he abducts the wrong female and his identity is finally exposed. It will take more than the Eternal Guardians, more even than the gods to rein Ari in after everything he s done. It may just take the courage of one woman willing to stand up to a warrior who s become a savage. Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.
Lexi Blake - Larissa Ione - Lisa Renee Jones - Cherise Sinclair - 1001 Dark Nights 2.
From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors Lexi Blake, Larissa Ione, Lisa Renee Jones, and Cherise Sinclair... Four Dark Tales. Four Sensual Stories. Four Page Turners. DUNGEON GAMES: A Masters and Mercenaries Novella by Lexi Blake: On the hunt for a killer, Derek Brighton enters a shadowy underworld only to find the woman he aches for is working the same case. Karina Mills is searching for a missing girl and won’t stop until she finds her. To get close to their prime suspect, they need to pose as a couple. But as their operation goes under the covers, unlikely partners become passionate lovers while the killer prepares to strike. AZAGOTH: A Demonica Novella by Larissa Ione: He holds the ability to annihilate souls in the palm of his hand. She’s an angel with the extraordinary ability to travel through time and space. An angel with a tormented past she can’t escape. And when Lilliana is sent to Azagoth’s underworld realm, she finds that her past isn’t all she can’t escape. For the irresistibly sexy fallen angel known as Azagoth is also known as the Grim Reaper, and when he claims a soul, it’s forever… NEED YOU NOW: A Shattered Promises Series Prelude by Lisa Renee Jones: Life is hard. Life leaves you beaten, broken...alone. Then one day, a stranger touches your hand and you feel something intense, unforgettable...but you want to forget. You need to forget. It’s safer than believing in things you’ve decided don’t exist. You know shattered promises and lost hope. You know them so much better than you know this excited, warm, wonderful feeling, and it scares you. He scares you, but he also makes you feel alive again. SHOW ME, BABY: A Masters of the Shadowlands Novella by Cherise Sinclair: As a Shadowlands Master, Jake Sheffield watches out for all the trainees. But one is special. Lush body, a gift for living life to the fullest, always laughing or smiling. Although Rainie trips all his switches, she’s avoided him since the moment she arrived…and he let her have that play. But when she lies to him about her goals, he knows the time has come for a Master to take an active part in her training. Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.
Christopher Rice - Lorelei James - Lara Adrian - Julie Kenner - 1001 Dark Nights 3.
From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors Lorelei James, Lara Adrian, Christopher Rice, and Julie Kenner... Four Dark Tales. Four Sensual Stories. Four Page Turners. Roped In: A Blacktop Cowboys® Novella by Lorelei James: When World champion bulldogger Sutton Grant is sidelined by an injury, he needs help keeping his horse in competition shape. London is humiliated when her boyfriend dumps her for a rodeo queen. What’s worse, she’s forced to see the lovebirds on the rodeo circuit every weekend. In an attempt to save face, London agrees to assist the notoriously mild, but ruggedly handsome Sutton Grant with his horse training problem on one condition: Sutton has to pretend to be her new boyfriend. But make believe doesn't last long between the sassy cowgirl and the laid-back bulldogger. Tempted By Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novella by Lara Adrian: Lazaro Archer, one of the eldest, most powerful of the Breed, is sworn to his duty as the leader of the Order’s command center in Italy. When a covert mission takes a deadly wrong turn, Lazaro finds himself in the unlikely role of hero with a familiar, intriguing beauty he should not desire, but cannot resist. Melena Walsh has never forgotten the dashing Breed male who saved her life as a child. But the chivalrous hero of her past is in hard contrast to the embittered, dangerous man on whom her safety now depends. And with an unwanted—yet undeniable—desire igniting between them, Melena fears that Lazaro’s protection may come at the price of her heart…. The Flame: A Desire Exchange Novella by Christopher Rice: Cassidy Burke has the best of both worlds, a driven and successful husband and a wild, impulsive best friend. But after a decadent Mardi Gras party, Cassidy finds both men pulling away from her. Did the three of them awaken secret desires during a split-second of alcohol-fueled passion? Or is Mardi Gras a time when rules are meant to be broken without consequence? With the strike of a match and one tiny flame, she will call forth a supernatural being with the ultimate power—the power to unchain the heart, the power to remove the fear that stands between a person and their truest desires. Caress of Darkness: A Dark Pleasures Novella by Julie Kenner: From the first moment I saw him, I knew that Rainer Engel was like no other man. Dangerously sexy and darkly mysterious, he both enticed me and terrified me. I wanted to run–to fight against the heat that was building between us—but there was nowhere to go. I needed his help as much as I needed his touch. And so help me, I knew that I would do anything he asked in order to have both. But even as our passion burned hot, the secrets in Raine’s past reached out to destroy us…and we would both have to make the greatest sacrifice to find a love that would last forever. Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.
Carrie Ann Ryan - Heather Graham - Kristen Proby - Cherise Sinclair - K. L. Grayson - Mari Carr - 1001 Dark Nights 4.
From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors Carrie Ann Ryan, Heather Graham, Kristen Proby, and Cherise Sinclair, and introducing K. L. Grayson and Mari Carr… Six Dark Tales. Six Sensual Stories. Six Page Turners. WICKED WOLF: Gina Eaton has always known fate can be tricky, but when she finds the one man that could be her mate, she might throw caution to the wind. Quinn Weston puts his whole being into two things: the safety of his Pack and his son. When the two Alphas put Gina and Quinn together to find a way to ensure their treaties remain strong, fate has a plan of its own. WHEN IRISH EYES ARE HAUNTING: Devin Lyle and Craig Rockwell are back, this time to a haunted castle in Ireland where a banshee may have gone wild—or maybe there's a much more rational explanation—one that involves a disgruntled heir, murder, and mayhem. EASY WITH YOU: With a murderer terrorizing the Tulane University campus, Asher Smith finds himself toe-to-toe with the one woman that haunts his dreams. Lila Bailey has fought for every good thing in her life during every day of her thirty-one years. Aside from that one night with an impossible to deny stranger a year ago, Lila is the epitome of responsible. When some of her female students are viciously murdered, Lila’s shaken to the core. But when Lila becomes the target, can Asher save her in time? MASTER OF FREEDOM: Detective Atticus Ware needs a woman to give her heart as well as her body. When Virginia Cunningham is invited to observe BDSM classes on a wilderness camping trip, she’s shocked—her fiancé had insisted BDSM was a fabrication to sell books. But when Atticus lures her into participating, she learns submission under the hands of a powerful Dom is beyond anything she’d imagined. LIVE WITHOUT REGRET: L.O.V.E. How can those four letters cause so much pain? Everyone talks about how great love is, with all the flowers and the butterflies, but that wasn’t my experience at all. Love wasn’t something I wanted or even needed. But then Connor Jackson came into my life. OFF LIMITS: According to the bro code, enacted by Evan Sparks and Logan Grady years ago, sisters are out. However, Lacy Sparks isn’t about to let a silly boyhood pact stand between her and the man she’s wanted for nearly twenty years. She’s waited long enough. Logan thinks she’s too sweet to give him what he needs. He’s about to learn as far as Lacy’s concerned, in bed or out, nothing is off-limits. Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.
Mercedes Lackey - Michelle Sagara West - Cameron Haley - Harvest Moon
A Tangled Web by New York Times bestselling author Mercedes LackeyKidnapping Persephone should have been an easy task. But in the Five Hundred Kingdoms, nothing's ever simple—and the wrong blonde goddess is stolen by mistake, leaving Prince Leopold without his new bride. At least until he braves the realm of the dead to get her back . Cast in Moonlight by New York Times bestselling author Michelle Sagara Barely a teenager, Kaylin Neya is a thief, a fugitive and an attempted assassin. She also has a smart mouth, sharp wits and mysterious markings on her skin. All of which make her perfect bait for a child prostitution sting in the city of Elantra—if she survives her first meeting with the Hawks! Retribution by Cameron Haley In the underworld, there are tricks to killing. Like executing rivals at crossroads so ghosts won't follow you home. But sometimes retribution is hard to avoid—and now a supernatural hit man has a contract on Domino Riley's life. Luckily she knows a thing or two about death .
Ismeretlen szerző - My True Love Gave to Me
If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME: TWELVE HOLIDAY STORIES by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or Kwanzaa, there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons to stay indoors and fall in love.
Ismeretlen szerző - Vacations from Hell
Life's a beach . . . and then you're undead? In this must-have collection, five of today's hottest writers - Libba Bray (A Great and Terrible Beauty), Cassandra Clare (City of Bones), Claudia Gray (Evernight), Maureen Johnson (13 Little Blue Envelopes), and Sarah Mlynowski (Bras & Broomsticks) - tell supernatural tales of vacations gone awry. Lost luggage is only mildly unpleasant compared to bunking with a witch who holds a grudge. And a sunburn might be embarrassing and painful, but it doesn't last as long as a curse. Of course, even in the most hellish of situations, love can thrive. . . . From light and funny to dark and creepy, these stories have something for everyone. You definitely won't want to leave this collection at home!
Ismeretlen szerző - Prom Nights from Hell
In Prom Dates from Hell, bestselling authors Meg Cabot (How to Be Popular), Stephenie Meyer (Twilight), Lauren Myracle (ttyl), Michele Jaffe (Bad Kitty) and Kim Harrison (A Fistful of Charms) take bad prom dates to a whole new level -- a paranormally bad level. From vampires to grim reapers to a creepy update on the classic three-wishes-gone-terribly awry tale "The Monkey's Paw," these stories will entertain better than any DJ in a bad tux can. No corsage or limo rental necessary. Just good, scary fun.
Libba Bray - The Diviners
It's 1920s New York City. It's flappers and Follies, jazz and gin. It's after the war but before the depression. And for certain group of bright young things it's the opportunity to party like never before. For Evie O'Neill, it's escape. She's never fit in in small town Ohio and when she causes yet another scandal, she's shipped off to stay with an uncle in the big city. But far from being exile, this is exactly what she's always wanted: the chance to show how thoroughly modern and incredibly daring she can be. But New York City isn't about just jazz babies and follies girls. It has a darker side. Young women are being murdered across the city. And these aren't crimes of passion. They're gruesome. They're planned. They bear a strange resemblance to an obscure group of tarot cards. And the New York City police can't solve them alone. Evie wasn't just escaping the stifling life of Ohio, she was running from the knowledge of what she could do. She has a secret. A mysterious power that could help catch the killer - if he doesn't catch her first.
Darren Shan - Cirque du Freak 2.
Darren Shan’s days as an ordinary schoolboy are over, and his life as the vampire’s assistant has begun! With his mentor, Larten Crepsley, Darren joins the Cirque du Freak and slowly begins settling into his new role there, an adjustment made simpler when he makes a couple of new friends among the Cirque’s performers. But life as a half-vampire can never be easy or ordinary — as Darren learns only too well when tragedy strikes!
Clive Barker - Abarat - Days of Magic, Nights of War
A FINAL WAR IS ABOUT TO BEGIN. . . . Candy Quackenbush’s adventures in the amazing world of the Abarat are getting stranger by the hour. Christopher Carrion, the Lord of Midnight, has sent his henchman to capture her. Why? she wonders. What would Carrion want with a girl from Minnesota? There is a mystery here. And Carrion, along with his fiendish grandmother Mater Motley, suspects that whatever Candy is, she could spoil their plans to take control of the Abarat. Now Candy's companions must race against time to save her from the clutches of Carrion, and she must solve the mystery of her past before the forces of Night and Day clash and Absolute Midnight descends upon the islands.