Két bandita az éj sötétjében pár száz dollár reményében kirabol egy gazdag üzletembert, azonban a rablás túl jól sikerült: A zsákmány közel egymillió értékű gyémánt. De az ördög nem alszik, és ahelyett hogy elmenekülnének a váratlan zsákmánnyal, hatalmukba keríti őket a kapzsiság démona, és a gyémánt újabb áldozatokat követel…
Tate Hallaway - Almost Final Curtain
Craving the spotlight is in her blood. Ever since high school student Anastasija Parker discovered she was vampire royalty, her life has been sort of crazy. The half-vampire- half-witch just wants some normalcy, and trying out for the spring musical seems like the perfect fix. But when the ancient talisman that stands between vampire freedom and slavery to witches is stolen, Ana has to skip rehersal and track down the dangerous artifact before someone uses it to make this year's curtain call her last...
Jack Finney - The Body Snatchers
Originally published in 1955 Jack Finney's sinister SF tale has outgrown the initial debate about whether it satirized Communism or the conformity of US society at the time, to become a classic of paranoia; an examination of our fear of 'the other'. Most people know the story from seeing THE INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, the classic 1978 remake (one of the few Hollwood remakes said to better than the original, made in 1956) starring Donald Sutherland. Here's your chance to read the original source; a story that has resonated with readers and viewers for more than 50 years.
Charles Henderson - A csendes harcos
Az Egyesült Államok Tengerészgyalogságában a legveszélyesebb munkát a mesterlövészek végzik. Erősítés nélkül, minimális kommunikációt folytatva a külvilággal hetekre eltűnnek a vadonban, és semmi sem védheti meg őket, csak az intelligencia és a vasakarat... miközben figyelnek, várnak, és végül lecsapnak. De az összes mesterlövész közül, aki valaha emberi vadra vadászott, kiemelkedik egy ember, valaki, aki legendává vált a mesterlövészek között. Ez az ember Carlos Hathcock volt. "A mesterlövész" Carlos Hathcock, az Egyesült Államok Tengerész-gyalogsága mesterlövészének igaz küldetéseit mondta el részletekbe menően. Most a figyelemre méltó tengerészgyalogos története folytatódik, feltárva a bátorság és a kitartás újabb, eddig soha el nem mesélt, szívfájdító momentumait. Ez a könyv egy olyan ember lebilincselő történeteiről szól, akit nem holmi önös érdek vagy dicsvágy tett naggyá, hanem a kötelességtudat és a becsület. Ez egy ritka alkalom arra, hogy az olvasó bepillantást nyerjen az amerikai tengerészgyalogos kockázatos küldetéseibe és annak az embernek a gondolataiba, aki katonai történelmet írt.
J. R. Ward - Lover Unleashed
Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself-only to face a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, M.D., is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can-but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birthright and the biology that separates them?
Suzanne Collins - Los Juegos del Hambre
Es la hora. Ya no hay vuelta atrás. Los juegos van a comenzar. Los tributos deben salir a la Arena y luchar por sobrevivir. Ganar significa Fama y riqueza, perder significa la muerte segura... ¡Que empiecen los Septuagésimo Cuartos Juegos del Hambre! ¿Podrías sobrevivir tú solo en la naturaleza salvaje rodeado de quienes quieren asegurarse de que no vives para ver el amanecer? Un pasado de guerras ha dejado los 12 distritos que dividen Panem bajo el poder tiránico del “Capitolio”. Sin libertad y en la pobreza, nadie puede salir de los límites de su distrito. Sólo una chica de 16 años, Katniss Everdeen, osa desafiar las normas para conseguir comida. Sus principios se pondrán a prueba con “Los juegos del hambre”, espectáculo televisado que el Capitolio organiza para humillar a la población. Cada año, 2 representantes de cada distrito serán obligados a subsistir en un medio hostil y luchar a muerte entre ellos hasta que quede un solo superviviente. Cuando su hermana pequeña es elegida para participar, Katniss no duda en ocupar su lugar, decidida a demostrar con su actitud firme y decidida, que aún en las situaciones más desesperadas hay lugar para el amor y el respeto.
Mark Twain - The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories
Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, in 1835, and died at Redding, Connecticut in 1910. In his person and in his pursuits he was a man of extraordinary contrasts. Although he left school at twelve when his father died, he was eventually awarded honorary degrees from Yale University, the University of Missouri, and Oxford University. His career encompassed such varied occupations as printer, Mississippi riverboat pilot, journalist, travel writer, and publisher. He made fortunes from his writing but toward the end of his life he had to resort to lecture tours to pay his debts. He was hot-tempered, profane, and sentimental—and also pessimistic, cynical, and tortured by self-doubt. His nostalgia helped produce some of his best books. He lives in American letters as a great artist, the writer whom William Dean Howells called “the Lincoln of our literature.”
Truman Capote - Music for Chameleons
In these gems of reportage Truman Capote takes true stories and real people and renders then with the stylistic brio we expect from great fiction. Here we encounter an exquisitely preserved Creole aristocrat sipping absinthe in her Martinique salon; an enigmatic killer who sends his victims announcements of their forthcoming demise; and a proper Connecticut householder with a ruinous obsession for a twelve-year-old girl he has never met. And we meet Capote himself, who, whether he is smoking with his cleaning lady or trading sexual gossip with Marilyn Monroe, remainds one of the most elegant, malicious, yet compassionate writers to train his eye on the social fauna of our time.
Nora Roberts - Jewels of the Sun
In her new trilogy, New York Times #1 Best Selling author, Nora Roberts returns to the lush, green hills of Ireland, where love is forever touched by magic - And where the Gallagher siblings explore the depth of their fiery hearts. Determining to reevaluate her life, Jude Murray flees America to take refugee in Faerie Hill Cottage, immersing herself in the study of Irish Folk and discovers hope for the future of the magical past.
Jennifer Weiner - Then Came You
The lives of four very different women intertwine in unexpected ways in this new novel by bestselling author Jennifer Weiner (In Her Shoes; Best Friends Forever). Each woman has a problem: Princeton senior Jules Wildgren needs money to help her dad cure his addiction; Pennsylvania housewife Annie Barrow is gasping to stay financially afloat; India Bishop yearns to have a child, an urge that her stepdaughter Bettina can only regard with deeply skepticism until she finds herself in a most unexpected situation. Interlocking dramas designed to ensnare; bound to be a bestseller.
Lisa Jane Smith - The Fury
A Love Triangle of Unspeakable Horror... Stefan: Tormented after losing Elena, he' s determined to end the feud with his brother, Damon--whatever the cost. Damon: Mocking Stefan and Elena, he laughs in the face of doom. Elena: Wild with her craving for blood, she confronts the ultimate evil. The terrifying story of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.
René Goscinny - Morris - Lucky Luke - A 20. lovasezred
Wyomingban járunk. A Egyesült Államok lovassága és az indiánok között egy rejtélyes idegen próbál viszályt szítani. Lucky Luke-ra vár a feladat, hogy a békét megóvja. Nincs könnyű dolga, mind a határerődben állomásozó 20. lovasezred vezetőjéből, mind pedig a cheyenne törzsfőnökből hiányzik a megfelelő diplomáciai érzék. A humoros epizódból kiderül, hogy az indián füstjelek használatánál is ügyelni kell a helyesírásra, valamint hogy milyen kellemetlen tud lenni amikor valakinek a saját apja a parancsnoka, és hogy a kínai mosodás számára a vadnyugat, inkább vadkelet.
James Martin - Mennyei derű
„Bizonyos vallásos körökben túlzásnak tartják a jókedvet, a humort és a nevetést, mondván, hogy mindez felesleges, nevetséges, illetlen, sőt botrányos. Holott a jó kedélyről egyik sem mondható el. Épp ellenkezőleg: a derű az egészséges lelki élet – és általában az egészséges élet – lényeges eleme. Amikor szem elől tévesztjük ezt a komoly igazságot, többé nem éljük az életet teljesen és igazán. Mi több: nem élünk szentül. Könyvem éppen arról szól, hogy mennyire értékes a jókedv, a humor és a nevetés a lelki életben.” James Martin (1960) New York-i jezsuita szerzetes, az _America_ című katolikus hetilap cikkírója és szerkesztője üzleti tanulmányai és a General Electricnél eltöltött évek után 1988-ban lett Jézus Társaságának a tagja. Széles körű lelkipásztori szolgálata mellett újságok egész sorában jelennek meg cikkei. Egyházi szakértőként tévé- és rádióműsorok gyakori vendége. Számos nagy sikerű kötet szerzője, melyek közül eddig a New York Times bestseller listájára felkerült _The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything_ látott napvilágot magyar nyelven is, _Jezsuita spiritualitás – Gyakorlati útmutatás a hétköznapi élethez_ címmel.
Philip Roth - Reading Myself and Others
The interviews, essays, and articles collected here span a quarter century of Philip Roth's distinguished career and "reveal [a] preoccupation with the relationship between the written and the unwritten world." Here is Roth on himself and his work and the controversies it's engendered. Here too are Roth's writings on the Eastern European writers he has always championed; and on baseball, American fiction, and American Jews. The essential collection of nonfiction by a true American master, Reading Myself and Others features his long interview with the Paris Review.
Demi Lovato - Staying Strong
Demi Lovato wakes up each morning and affirms her commitment to herself—to her health, her happiness, her being. Those commitments are the bedrock of her recovery and her work helping other young people dealing with the issues she lives with every single day. Demi is a platinum-selling recording artist whose latest album—DEMI—is already a smash hit. She’s about to embark on her second season as a judge on X-Factor, and just launched The Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program. And she is an outspoken advocate for young people everywhere. Demi is also a young woman finding her way in the world. She has dealt deftly with her struggles in the face of public scrutiny, and she has always relied, not just on friends and family, but daily affirmations of her self-worth and value. Affirmations that steady her days and strengthen her resolve. Those affirmations have grown into STAYING STRONG, a powerful 365-day collection of Demi’s most powerful, honest, and hopeful insights. Each day will provide the readers with a quote, a personal reflection and a goal. These are Demi’s words. Words she lives by and shares with the people she loves and total strangers alike. They are a powerful testament to a young woman standing up and fighting back.
Sarah Beth Durst - Drink, Slay, Love
Pearl is a sixteen-year-old vampire... fond of blood, allergic to sunlight, and mostly evil... until the night a sparkly unicorn stabs her through the heart with his horn. Oops. Her family thinks she was attacked by a vampire hunter (because, obviously, unicorns don't exist), and they're shocked she survived. They're even more shocked when Pearl discovers she can now withstand the sun. But they quickly find a way to make use of her new talent. The Vampire King of New England has chosen Pearl's family to host his feast. If Pearl enrolls in high school, she can make lots of human friends and lure them to the King's feast -- as the entrees. The only problem? Pearl's starting to feel the twinges of a conscience. How can she serve up her new friends—especially the cute guy who makes her fangs ache—to be slaughtered? Then again, she's definitely dead if she lets down her family. What's a sunlight-loving vamp to do?
Julie Kagawa - Ann Aguirre - Karen Duvall - 'Til The World Ends
Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa Before The Immortal Rules, there was the Red Lung, a relentless virus determined to take out all in its path. For Kylie, the miracle of her survival is also her burden—as a doctor at one of the clinics for the infected, she is forced to witness endless suffering. What’s worse, strange things are happening to the remains of the dead, and by the time she befriends Ben Archer, she’s beginning to wonder if a global pandemic is the least of her problems.... Thistle & Thorne by Ann Aguirre After a catastrophic spill turns the country into a vast chemical wasteland, those who could afford it retreated to fortresses, self-contained communities run by powerful corporations. But for Mari Thistle, life on the outside—in the Red Zone—is a constant struggle. To protect her family, Mari teams up with the mysterious Thorne Goodman. Together, they’ll face an evil plot in both the underworld of the Red Zone and the society inside the fortresses that could destroy those on the outside...for good. Sun Storm by Karen Duvall Sarah Daggot has been chasing storms since she was a child. But after the biggest solar flares in history nearly destroy the planet, she becomes a Kinetic, endowed by her exposure to extreme radiation with the power to sense coming storms—in the cosmos and beyond. And she’s not the only one. Sarah believes the Kinetics are destined to join forces and halt the final onslaught of the sun. She’ll vow to keep trying to convince the one missing link in their chain of defense, the enigmatic Ian Matthews, up until the world ends.
Susan Mallery - Someone like you
Sometimes even a city girl needs the comforts of home. . . Jill Strathern left town for the big city and never looked back-until she returned home years later to run a small law practice. It turns out her childhood crush, Mac Kendreck, a burned-out LAPD cop, has also come back to sleepy Los Lobos. Even though Mac had rejected her back in high school, Jill can't deny the attraction she still feels for him. Now Jill and Mac are tangled up in enough drama to satisfy the most jaded L.A. denizens-Mafia dons, social workers, angry exes and one very quirky eight-year-old can make even the simplest romance complicated. And it all goes to prove that when it comes to affairs of the heart, there's no place like home.
Nora Roberts - Valley of Silence
Third in a new trilogy from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Step by step, destiny has brought a sorcerer, a witch, a warrior, a shapeshifter, a scholar, and a lost soul to the land of Geall-and to the Valley of Silence. It is here that their voices will ring out against those of evil. The fate of every world hangs in the balance, as humanity rallies behind a newly crowned queen in a clash with a vampire who has reigned for centuries...
Julie Garwood - Killjoy
Avery Delaney has always tried to put the past far behind her. Abandoned by her rapacious, conniving mother when she was only three days old, Avery was raised by her grandmother and beloved aunt Carolyn. Then, when she was eleven, she witnessed her grandmother's violent death, before Avery herself was shot and left for dead. Miraculously she survived. The man responsible is serving time in a Florida prison. This traumatic experience propels Avery into a life of law and order. Her razor-sharp mind and ability to gather data and decipher evidence has made Avery an expert crime analyst for the FBI. But soon she will have to use every one of her adroit skills on a case that hits painfully close to home. Avery's workaholic aunt, Carolyn Salvetti, is certain her (hopefully soon-to-be ex) husband sent her the gold embossed reservation to the posh Utopia Spa in the mountains of Colorado. At first she is resistant, but then figures it will be a welcome respite from the cutthroat advertising business, not to mention a networking extravaganza. Plus she persuades her niece to join her for the two weeks of luxury and decadence. But Carolyn never makes it to Utopia. Under false pretenses, she is taken to an isolated retreat by a handsome stranger with a dazzling smile, suave demeanor, and the darkest of motives. His name is Monk, a hired assassin. Now, with scant clues and fewer resources, Avery must track down and save Carolyn - and outmaneuver a brilliant killer who is part of an elaborate plot of madness and lethal vengeance.
Jamie McGuire - A Beautiful Wedding
You know that Abby Abernathy unexpectedly became Mrs. Maddox. But what do you really know? Why did Abby pop the question? What secrets were shared before the ceremony? Where did they spend their wedding night? Who else knew about it . . . and didn’t tell? Everything about Abby and Travis’s elopement was top-secret . . . until now. Fans of Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster will get all of their questions answered in this whirlwind tale of the wedding day (and night!) - and as with all good stories, this one will definitely have been worth the wait.