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Steel Lily

By Megan Curd
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  • Publisher : Megan Curd
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 314
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 449
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AVERY PIKE is a commodity. No, more than a commodity. Her existence is guarded at all costs. She’s a water Elementalist, the strongest of her dwindling kind. She creates steam to provide energy to fuel Dome Four: the only thing standing between humanity and an earth ravaged by World War III. No steam, no Dome. No Dome, no life. Or so she thinks. That is, until a mysterious man offers her a way out of having to donate steam. A way to escape the corrupt government of Dome Four. While the offer seems too good to be true, Avery is intrigued. But when she arrives to her new home, she realizes the grass isn’t any less dead on this side of the fence. Instead, the lies are just hidden better. …Which means digging deeper. When Avery enlists the help of her friends to uncover the truth, she learns that while some secrets are better left concealed, humankind was never meant to live in a cage. And when you can control the most sought after resource, you can learn to control anything…including the fate of your world.

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  • File Pdf: in-harm-s-way.pdf

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A harrowing, adrenaline-charged account of America's worst naval disaster -- and of the heroism of the men who, against all odds, survived. On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon impact; close to 900 sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they remained undetected by the navy for nearly four days and nights. Battered by a savage sea, they struggled to stay alive, fighting off sharks, hypothermia, and dementia. By the time rescue arrived, all but 317 men had died. The captain's subsequent court-martial left many questions unanswered: How did the navy fail to realize the Indianapolis was missing? Why was the cruiser traveling unescorted in enemy waters? And perhaps most amazing of all, how did these 317 men manage to survive? Interweaving the stories of three survivors -- the captain, the ship's doctor, and a young marine -- journalist Doug Stanton has brought this astonishing human drama to life in a narrative that is at once immediate and timeless. The definitive account of a little-known chapter in World War II history, In Harm's Way is destined to become a classic tale of war, survival, and extraordinary courage.

Aircraft Carriers

By Norman Polmar
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1574886657
  • Pages : 560
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 305
  • File Pdf: aircraft-carriers.pdf

Book Summary:

In the post-1945 era, the aircraft carrier has remained a valued weapon despite the development of nuclear weapons, cruise and ballistic missiles, and highly capable submarines. At times, as in the early days of the Korean and Vietnam Wars and in the Falklands conflict, carriers alone could deploy high-performance aircraft to the battlefield. In other operations, such as enforcing the no-fly zones and the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, only carriers could provide the bases needed for sustained combat and support operations. This second volume of Norman Polmar's landmark study details the role of carriers in the unification of the U.S. armed forces and strategic deterrence, fiscally constrained Great Britain, the development of British Commonwealth and ex-colonial navies, and the efforts of France and the Netherlands to rebuild their fleets. The role of the modern carrier-nine nations currently possess them-is discussed, as are the issues confronting nations that might acquire them. Chapters on the Soviet Union's effort to produce carriers are included for the first time. The development of both carrier planes and the many "oddball" aircraft that have flown from carriers-such as the U-2 spy plane-are also examined. Appendixes include comprehensive data on all carriers built and converted through 2006. This volume is a valuable companion to the critically acclaimed Volume I, which covers aircraft carrier development and operations from 1909 to 1945.

Passion Play

By Regina Hart
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1488003386
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 520
  • File Pdf: passion-play.pdf

Book Summary:

Love's a game without rules Ever since she threw her cheating fiancé's ring back in his face, Rose Beharie has avoided men. With her law school reunion fast approaching, she needs a sexy, successful date who'll prove to her ex that she's moved on. Sales executive Donovan Carroll more than fits the bill. In fact, from his sensual smile to his compassionate heart, the man seems too perfect for a woman whose emotions are on ice… One minute Donovan is playing a part as a favor to the gorgeous attorney, the next he's tumbling head over heels. As soon as their public display becomes a simmering private inferno, Rose backs off. Will he be able to convince her that no revenge could ever be more satisfying than falling hopelessly and passionately in love?

Lily and the Shining Dragons

By Holly Webb
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orchard Books
  • Isbn : 1408316412
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 801
  • File Pdf: lily-and-the-shining-dragons.pdf

Book Summary:

Lily and her sister, Georgie, are on the run. But in a world where magic is forbidden, two young magicians can't hide forever. Betrayed by someone they thought they could trust, Lily and Georgie find themselves trapped in a school where magical children are hidden away. But magic will always find a way - and in the darkness, the shining dragons are stirring...

The Legend of Joe Edge

By Brenda Hodge,J. Rivers Hodge
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 1491765348
  • Pages : 662
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 238
  • File Pdf: the-legend-of-joe-edge.pdf

Book Summary:

Escaping the wrath of General Shermans troops, Joe Edge and his family are forced to seek protection and livelihood in the wilderness of Florida. The Civil War is winding down when the Edges arrive in Sara Sota. Numerous dangerous creatures roam the swamps: panthers, alligators, rattlesnakes, wild boar hogs. Men are the most wicked of all. Florida has become a haven for deserters from both the Union and the Confederate armies. The state is sparsely populatedlawmen few and far between. Murderers, thieves, child abusers, and other assorted human debris take refuge in the palmetto scrubs and pine forests. They are no match for Joe. This legendary novel documents his many courageous acts. He stalks a tiger that attacked his family. He saves the cattle herd of the areas richest plantation owner. He takes revenge against the man who killed a loved one. To a cold-blooded murderer, he dispenses frontier justice. Love blooms for Joe. He must make a choice between faraway medical student, precocious and stubborn Sparky Topp; or the temptress schoolteacher, Grisette Able. In the most exciting action scene ever, Joe takes on a gang of evil outlawsincluding the devil himself. At conclusion, the reader must decide who saves Anne Southern from being skinned alive: Joe Edge, Albert the alligator, or a tiny gold cross and a whispered two-word prayer.

Allegiance of Honor

By Nalini Singh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101987774
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 914
  • File Pdf: allegiance-of-honor.pdf

Book Summary:

The “unparalleled romantic adventure”* of Nalini Singh’s New York Times bestselling series continues as a new dawn begins for the Psy-Changeling world… A staggering transformation has put the Psy, humans, and changelings at a crossroads. The Trinity Accord promises a new era of cooperation between disparate races and groups. It is a beacon of hope held together by many hands: old enemies, new allies, wary loners. But a century of distrust and suspicion can’t be so easily forgotten, and it threatens to shatter Trinity from within at any moment. As rival members vie for dominance, chaos and evil gather in the shadows and a kidnapped woman’s cry for help washes up in San Francisco, while the Consortium turns its murderous gaze toward a child who is the embodiment of change, of love, of piercing hope: a child who is both Psy…and changeling. To find the lost and protect the vulnerable—and to save Trinity—no one can stand alone. This is a time of loyalty across divisions, of bonds woven into the heart and the soul, of heroes known and unknown standing back to back and holding the line. But is an allegiance of honor even possible with traitors lurking in their midst? *Publishers Weekly on Shards of Hope

Nalini Singh: The Psy-Changeling Series Books 11-15

By Nalini Singh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0451489373
  • Pages : 2288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 516
  • File Pdf: nalini-singh.pdf

Book Summary:

Nalini Singh, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has been praised as the “alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) returns with a collection of five novels in her Psy-Changeling series—available together for the first time. Tangle of Need Adria, wolf changeling and resilient soldier, has made a break with the past—one as unpredictable in love as it was in war. Now comes a new territory, and a devastating new complication: Riaz, a SnowDancer lieutenant with dangerous lone-wolf appeal. Their coming together is an inferno, and, too late, they realize that they have way more to lose than they ever imagined.... Heart of Obsidian A dangerous, volatile rebel, hands stained bloodred. A woman whose very existence has been erased. A love story so dark, it may shatter the world itself. A deadly price that must be paid. The day of reckoning is here... Shield of Winter Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. Ivy should have run from him, from his eyes of winter frost. But Ivy has never done what she should. Now she’ll fight for her people, and for this Arrow who stands as her living shield. But as the world turns to screaming crimson, even Ivy’s fierce will may not be enough to save Vasic from the cold darkness... Shards of Hope Awakening wounded in a darkened cell, their psychic abilities blocked, Aden and Zaira know they must escape. But when the lethal soldiers break free from their mysterious prison, they find themselves in a harsh, inhospitable landscape far from civilization. Their only hope for survival is to make it to the hidden home of a predatory changeling pack that doesn’t welcome outsiders... Allegiance of Honor A staggering transformation has put the Psy, humans, and changelings at a crossroads. The Trinity Accord promises a new era of cooperation between disparate races and groups. But a century of distrust and suspicion can’t be so easily forgotten, and it threatens to shatter Trinity from within at any moment. To find the lost and protect the vulnerable—and to save Trinity—no one can stand alone. But is an allegiance of honor even possible with traitors lurking in their midst?

Savage Alpha (Alpha 8)

By Carole Mortimer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Carole Mortimer
  • Isbn : 1910597201
  • Pages : 152
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 461
  • File Pdf: savage-alpha.pdf

Book Summary:

Who does Lily go to for help when a fan's admiration turns to a dangerous obsession? Her four older brothers are the obvious choice, especially when they own and run Knight Security. But Lily has fought long and hard for her independence from her family, and for her career as an actress. She certainly doesn't want one of her brothers--or possibly all four of them--wading in with their usual arrogance and taking over her life again. But as the fan's obsession becomes darker, the "gifts" more bizarre, Lily knows she has no choice.The last thing Jonas Grayfeather wants is to accept a job protecting the spoilt sister of the Knight brothers. But Gabriel, the eldest brother, and the man who once saved Jonas's life, is calling in that favor, and so leaving Jonas with no choice but to at least check into whether or not Lily Knight really is being stalked. A single meeting with Lily, and Jonas knows she's going to be even more of a pain in his ass than any of her four overbearing brothers has ever been. She's outspoken, annoying, and so stubborn Jonas's first instinct is to put her over his knee, and give her the spanking she obviously should have received as a child. She's also wild and beautiful, sexy as hell, and arouses him with just a glance of those sexy green eyes. Whether they like it or not, the attraction is mutual, and the desire quickly blazes out of control between the two of them. But Lily's reckless disregard for Jonas's efforts to protect her, may result in one or both of them ending up dead. If they don't kill each other with passion first.

House of Glass

By Michelle Reid
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1488086141
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 719
  • File Pdf: house-of-glass.pdf

Book Summary:

Read this passionate Harlequin Presents from USA Today bestselling author Michelle Reid. One scandalous secret… Lily Norfolk's married life was a lie. Now after the death of her husband, she's determined that her long-held secret will remain concealed. Until her tempestuous relationship with her devastatingly handsome brother-in-law, Dane threatens to expose the depth of her deception. One forbidden night… Despite their attraction, Dane has always believed Lily married his brother for money. But when their incendiary passion ignites for one forbidden night, Dane finally learns just how innocent Lily really is… Originally published in 1993

The Water Lily Pond

By Han Z. Li
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Isbn : 1554587328
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 434
  • File Pdf: the-water-lily-pond.pdf

Book Summary:

This evocative narrative draws us into the inner life of a young Chinese peasant girl, May-ping, and her first glimmerings of youthful love and idealism under the Maoist regime in China. As she grows into a mature woman, she becomes increasingly aware of the strife around her. An intelligent girl born into a Poor-Class family in a small village in rural China, she is, because of the Maoist policy towards such families, able to pursue her dream of going to university. To her surprise, urban snobbery and “student thought-spying” at university make it essential for her to hide her real thoughts. Such self-protection becomes especially necessary once her idealistic boyfriend Dan — a secret boyfriend because young people were forbidden to be romantically involved — is sent to a labour camp for his outspoken ways. In her village, she learns that everything has value except the lives of girls and women. One of her childhood friends, a landowner’s daughter who because of her family’s Landlord Class, is not allowed to go to university drowns herself when forced to face an arranged marriage. Hua-Hua, a shy and gentle neighbour, hangs herself after her husband beats her brutally for not bearing him a son. May-ping manages to survive the Cultural Revolution as a member of the Communist party who feels outside the system and keeps her inner self intact. Her story reveals how political change during the Maoist regime left its mark on ordinary people. Employing stories within stories, the narrator carries the reader to a mythological realm to images of the resilient water lilies and the nurturing lily pond.