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Amy Harmon - The Bird and the Sword
Swallow, Daughter, pull them in, those words that sit upon your lips. Lock them deep inside your soul, hide them ‘til they’ve time to grow. Close your mouth upon the power, curse not, cure not, ‘til the hour. You won’t speak and you won’t tell, you won’t call on heav’n or hell. You will learn and you will thrive. Silence, Daughter. Stay alive. The day my mother was killed, she told my father I wouldn’t speak again, and she told him if I died, he would die too. Then she predicted the king would trade his soul and lose his son to the sky. My father has a claim to the throne, and he is waiting in the shadows for all of my mother’s words to come to pass. He wants desperately to be king, and I just want to be free. But freedom will require escape, and I’m a prisoner of my mother’s curse and my father’s greed. I can’t speak or make a sound, and I can’t wield a sword or beguile a king. In a land purged of enchantment, love might be the only magic left, and who could ever love . . . a bird?
Amy Harmon - The Song of David
I won my first fight when I was eleven years old, and I’ve been throwing punches ever since. Fighting is the purest, truest, most elemental thing there is. Some people describe heaven as a sea of unending white. Where choirs sing and loved ones await. But for me, heaven was something else. It sounded like the bell at the beginning of a round, it tasted like adrenaline, it burned like sweat in my eyes and fire in my belly. It looked like the blur of screaming crowds and an opponent who wanted my blood. For me, heaven was the octagon. Until I met Millie, and heaven became something different. I became something different. I knew I loved her when I watched her stand perfectly still in the middle of a crowded room, people swarming, buzzing, slipping around her, her straight dancer’s posture unyielding, her chin high, her hands loose at her sides. No one seemed to see her at all, except for the few who squeezed past her, tossing exasperated looks at her unsmiling face. When they realized she wasn’t normal, they hurried away. Why was it that no one saw her, yet she was the first thing I saw? If heaven was the octagon, then she was my angel at the center of it all, the girl with the power to take me down and lift me up again. The girl I wanted to fight for, the girl I wanted to claim. The girl who taught me that sometimes the biggest heroes go unsung and the most important battles are the ones we don’t think we can win.
Amy Harmon - The Law of Moses
If I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know it’s coming, and it will hurt. But you’ll be able to prepare. Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death. They called him Baby Moses when they shared his story on the ten o’clock news – the little baby left in a basket at a dingy Laundromat, born to a crack addict and expected to have all sorts of problems. I imagined the crack baby, Moses, having a giant crack that ran down his body, like he’d been broken at birth. I knew that wasn’t what the term meant, but the image stuck in my mind. Maybe the fact that he was broken drew me to him from the start. It all happened before I was born, and by the time I met Moses and my mom told me all about him, the story was old news and nobody wanted anything to do with him. People love babies, even sick babies. Even crack babies. But babies grow up to be kids, and kids grow up to be teenagers. Nobody wants a messed up teenager. And Moses was messed up. Moses was a law unto himself. But he was also strange and exotic and beautiful. To be with him would change my life in ways I could never have imagined. Maybe I should have stayed away. Maybe I should have listened. My mother warned me. Even Moses warned me. But I didn’t stay away. And so begins a story of pain and promise, of heartache and healing, of life and death. A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings. But most of all . . . a love story.
Amy Harmon - The Queen and the Cure
There will be a battle, and you will need to protect your heart. Kjell of Jeru had always known who he was. He'd never envied his brother or wanted to be king. He was the bastard son of the late King Zoltev and a servant girl, and the ignominy of his birth had never bothered him. But there is more to a man than his parentage. More to a man than his blade, his size, or his skills, and all that Kjell once knew has shifted and changed. He is no longer simply Kjell of Jeru, a warrior defending the crown. Now he is a healer, one of the Gifted, and a man completely at odds with his power. Called upon to rid the country of the last vestiges of the Volgar, Kjell stumbles upon a woman who has troubling glimpses of the future and no memory of the past. Armed with his unwanted gift and haunted by regret, Kjell becomes a reluctant savior, beset by old enemies and new expectations. With the woman by his side, Kjell embarks upon a journey where the greatest test may be finding the man she believes him to be.
Amy Harmon - Slow Dance in Purgatory
The hallways are empty, the school day long over, the din of lockers and youthful laughter have dissolved into silence. It's as if the very walls are waiting. And then through the intercom a song starts to crackle, the soundtrack of a forgotten life. And the band begins to sing - "Lovely Maggie falls for Johnny, a boy no one else can see. Heartthrob Johnny, 50s bad boy, trapped for eternity. Lonely boy and lonely girl, unsolved mystery. Maggie and Johnny, only highschool sweethearts, because Johnny can't ever leave. Do wop, Do wop....."In 1958, a rumble goes down outside the brand new high school in Honeyville, Texas. Chaos ensues, a life is lost, and Johnny Kinross disappears. But in 2010, someone finds him. Orphaned at the age of ten, 17-year-old Maggie O'Bannon finally finds a permanent home with her elderly aunt in a small Texas town. Working part-time as a school janitor, she becomes enmeshed in a fifty-year-old tragedy where nothing is as it seems and the boy of her dreams might vanish when the bell rings.This volatile and mismatched romance is doomed from its start, as Maggie struggles to hold on to yet another person she is destined to lose. Secret love and hushed affection are threatened by outside forces, resulting in a desperate race to keep a secret no one would understand. Deeply romantic, funny and tender, Slow Dance in Purgatory captures the heartache of a love story where a happy ending might be decades too late.
Amy Harmon - Nos faces cachées
Ambrose Young est beau comme un dieu. Grand, musclé, les cheveux jusqu'aux épaules et des yeux de braise qui vous transpercent le coeur. Le genre de beauté que l'on retrouve en couverture des romances, et c'est peu de dire que Fern Taylor en connaît un rayon. Elle en lit depuis ses treize ans. Mais peut-être parce qu'il est si beau, Ambrose demeure inatteignable pour une fille comme Fern. Jusqu'à ce qu'il ne le soit plus...Nos faces cachées nous conte l'histoire de cinq jeunes hommes qui ont grandi ensemble et qui partent à la guerre. C'est une histoire de deuil. De deuil collectif et individuel, de deuil de la beauté, de vies brisées, d'identités perdues. L'histoire de l'amour que porte une fille à un garçon en mille morceaux, l'histoire de l'amour que porte ce guerrier meurtri dans sa chair à une fille ordinaire. Mais aussi l'histoire d'une amitié qui vient à bout des pires chagrins, d'un héroïsme qui dépasse sa propre définition. Une version moderne de La Belle et la Bête qui nous fera découvrir avec émotion qu'il y a un peu de Belle et un peu de Bête en chacun de nous...
Amy Harmon - Prom Night in Purgatory
Where does before end and after begin? By some miracle and against all odds, Johnny and Maggie are given a second chance. But Johnny is freed from Purgatory only to find himself in a totally different time and place, in a world full of strangers. 'Prom Night in Purgatory' continues the love story that is unlike any other, where time is shifting and everything can change, and Maggie must fight for Johnny all over again.
Amy Harmon - A Different Blue
Blue Echohawk doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know her real name or when she was born. Abandoned at two and raised by a drifter, she didn't attend school until she was ten years old. At nineteen, when most kids her age are attending college or moving on with life, she is just a senior in high school. With no mother, no father, no faith, and no future, Blue Echohawk is a difficult student, to say the least. Tough, hard and overtly sexy, she is the complete opposite of the young British teacher who decides he is up for the challenge, and takes the troublemaker under his wing. This is the story of a nobody who becomes somebody. It is the story of an unlikely friendship, where hope fosters healing and redemption becomes love. But falling in love can be hard when you don't know who you are. Falling in love with someone who knows exactly who they are and exactly why they can't love you back might be impossible.
Amy Harmon - Arctalan szerelem
Ambrose Young nagyon szép volt – olyan szép, mint a romantikus regények borítóin látható férfiak. Ezt Fern Taylor is tudta, hiszen tizenhárom éves kora óta falta ezeket a könyveket. És mivel Ambrose Young ennyire szép volt, Fernnek meg sem fordult a fejében, hogy valaha is övé lehet a férfi… egészen addig, amíg Ambrose Young már nem volt szép többé. Az _Arctalan szerelem_ egy kisváros története, ahonnan öt fiatalember indul el a háborúba, de közülük csak egy tér vissza. Az Arctalan szerelem a gyász története: a közös gyászé, az egyéni gyászé, a szépség, az élet és az önazonosság elvesztése fölötti gyászé. Az Arctalan szerelem egy lány szerelmének a története, amit egy megtört fiú iránt érez, és egy sebesült harcosé, akit ez az érzés egy hétköznapi lányhoz fűz. Az Arctalan szerelem a vigasztaló barátság története, a rendkívüli hősiességé, és egy olyan, modern A szépség és a szörnyeteg-mese, amely megmutatja, hogy mindannyiunkban megtalálható egy kicsi a szépségből, és egy kicsi a szörnyetegből is
Amy Harmon - Homokból és hamuból
Olaszország, 1943. Tombol a második világháború, az ország nagy részét megszállták a németek, a zsidó lakosságot deportálás és megsemmisítés fenyegeti. Évekkel ezelőtt Eva Rosselli és Angelo Bianco szinte testvérekként nevelkedtek, majd egymásba szerettek, ám a körülmények és a vallásuk elválasztotta őket egymástól. Hosszú idő után találkoznak újra: a zsidó származású Eva a Gestapo elől menekül, s nincs kihez fordulnia. Angelo felszentelt pap, s úgy dönt, befogadja a lányt a kolostorba. Eva rádöbben, hogy a katolikus egyház rajta kívül még sokaknak nyújt menedéket. A világ lángokban áll, az emberek nélkülöznek, és a két fiatalra is sorozatos megpróbáltatások várnak. Gyötrelmes választások elé kerülnek, mígnem a sors és a szerencse közbeszól, és életük legnehezebb döntését kell meghozniuk.
Amy Harmon - Making Faces
Ambrose Young was beautiful. He was tall and muscular, with hair that touched his shoulders and eyes that burned right through you. The kind of beautiful that graced the covers of romance novels, and Fern Taylor would know. She'd been reading them since she was thirteen. But maybe because he was so beautiful he was never someone Fern thought she could have...until he wasn't beautiful anymore. Making Faces is the story of a small town where five young men go off to war, and only one comes back. It is the story of loss. Collective loss, individual loss, loss of beauty, loss of life, loss of identity. It is the tale of one girl's love for a broken boy, and a wounded warrior's love for an unremarkable girl. This is a story of friendship that overcomes heartache, heroism that defies the common definitions, and a modern tale of Beauty and the Beast, where we discover that there is a little beauty and a little beast in all of us.
Amy Harmon - Running Barefoot
When Josie Jensen, an awkward 13-year-old musical prodigy, crashes headlong into new kid Samuel Yazzie, an 18-year-old Navajo boy full of anger and confusion, an unlikely friendship blooms. Josie teaches Samuel about words, music, and friendship, and along the way finds a kindred spirit. Upon graduation, Samuel abandons the sleepy, small town in search of a future and a life, leaving his young mentor behind. Many years go by, and Samuel returns to find his old friend in need of the very things she offered him years before. Their roles reversed, Samuel teaches Josie about life, love, and letting go. Deeply romantic and poignant, 'Running Barefoot' is the story of a small town girl and a Native American boy, the ties that bind us to our homes and families, and the love that gives us wings.
Amy Harmon - Infinity + One
When two unlikely allies become two unwitting outlaws, will two unforgettable lovers defy unbeatable odds? Bonnie Rae Shelby is a superstar. She’s rich. She’s beautiful. She’s impossibly famous. And Bonnie Rae Shelby wants to die. Finn Clyde is a nobody. He’s broken. He’s brilliant. He’s impossibly cynical. And all he wants is a chance at life. One girl. One boy. An act of compassion. A bizarre set of circumstances. And a choice – turn your head and walk away, or reach out your hand and risk it all? With that choice, the clock starts ticking on a man with a past and a girl who can’t face the future, counting down the seconds in an adventure riddled with heartbreak and humor, misunderstanding and revelation. With the world against them, two very different people take a journey that will not only change their lives, but may cost them their lives as well. Infinity + One is a tale of shooting stars and fame and fortune, of gilded cages and iron bars, of finding a friend behind a stranger’s face, and discovering love in the oddest of places. Infinity + One – coming June, 2014
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