Cavaliersreise. Die Bekenntnisse eines Gentlemans

Author: Mackenzi Lee

Publisher: Königskinder

ISBN: 3646929596

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 3879

Die Bekenntnisse eines Gentlemans Gibt es ein abschreckenderes Beispiel für junge Bildungsreisende als Sir Henry Montague? Nach Montys Cavaliersreise wird der englische Adel seine Sprösslinge bestimmt nie wieder auf den Kontinent schicken. Irgendwie ist er immer in eine Tändelei verwickelt. Oder betrunken. Oder zur falschen Zeit am falschen Ort. Nackt! Kein gutes Vorbild für seine Reisegefährten, weder für seine kleine Schwester Felicity, noch für seinen Jugendfreund Percy. Doch Monty will keinen Augenblick vergeuden, denn bald heißt es zurück zum gestrengen Herrn Vater und die Standespflichten wahrnehmen. Montys Unbesonnenheit aber bringt sie alle in unvorhergesehene Schwierigkeit und bald sind Wegelagerer und Piraten sein geringstes Problem. Nicht zuletzt seine unausgesprochene und unerfüllte Liebe zu Percy. Noch nie war das 18. Jahrhundert so geistreich, verwegen und charmant.

Maisey Yates Copper Ridge Series Books 1-3 Plus 2 Bonus Novellas

Shoulda Been a Cowboy\Part Time Cowboy\Brokedown Cowboy\Bad News Cowboy\A Copper Ridge Christmas

Author: Maisey Yates

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 1459295633

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8341

Offered here for the first time in collection form, USA Today bestselling author Maisey Yates' Copper Ridge complete series—plus two bonus novellas! Part Time Cowboy Sadie Miller isn't expecting any welcome-home parades on her return to Copper Ridge. Least of all from part-time rancher, full-time lawman Eli Garrett. The straight-laced, impossibly hot deputy sheriff glares at her like she's the same teenage hoodlum who fled town ten years ago. But running from her demons has brought Sadie full circle, ready to make a commitment at last. Not to a man, but to a B and B. On Garrett land. Okay, so her plan has a tiny flaw… Eli works too hard to let a blonde ball of trouble mess up his town. But keeping an eye on Sadie makes it tough to keep his hands off her. And if she's so wrong for him, why does being with her feel so right? Brokedown Cowboy Since losing his wife Connor Garrett has concentrated exclusively on his family's ranch. Until his friend Felicity Foster needs a place to stay and Connor invites her to move in temporarily. That's what friends do—and Liss is his rock. What friends don't do? Suddenly start fantasizing about each other in their underwear. Or out of it… Since high school, Liss has kept her raging crush in check. Another few weeks should be a breeze. But helping Connor rebuild his life only reinforces how much she longs to be a part of it. One explosive encounter, and she'll discover that getting what you always wanted can feel better than you ever dreamed… Bad News Cowboy Kate Garrett keeps life simple—work hard and ride horses. Lately she feels a bit restless, especially when Jack Monaghan is around. Sexy and shameless, Jack is the kind of trouble you don't tangle with unless you want your heart broken. Still, Kate could always use his help in learning how to lasso someone a little less high-risk… Jack can't pinpoint the moment the Garrett brothers' little sister suddenly stopped seeming so…little. Now here he is, giving flirting tips to the one woman who needs zero help turning him on. Love's a game he's never wanted to play. But he'll have to hurry up and learn how before the best thing that ever entered his life rides right back out again…


Author: Patrick Modiano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518466193


Page: 146

View: 5235


Author: Joseph Roth

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1468302167

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 5528

The Legend of the Holy Drinker" tells the haunting story of a dissolute vagrant who is uplifted for a short time by a series of miracles. Written in the final days of Roth's life, it is a novella of sparkling lucidity and humanity. "Fallmerayer the Stationmaster" and "The Bust of the Emperor" are Roth's most acclaimed works of shorter fiction.

Madd couple well matcht. -Novella. -Court begger. -City witt. -Damoiselle. 2. The English Moor, of The mock-marriage. The love-sick court, or The ambitious politique. -Covent garden weeded. -The new academy, or The new exchange. -The Queen and concubine. 3. The northerne lasse. -The sparagus garden. -The antipodes. -A jovial crew. -The Queen's exchange

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 7480

Perfect Gentlemen - Ein Bodyguard für gewisse Stunden

Author: Lexi Blake,Shayla Black


ISBN: 3736303335

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 9819

ATTRAKTIV, MÄCHTIG UND ERFOLGREICH - DIE PERFECT GENTLEMEN Auf der Suche nach dem Mörder ihres Freundes kommen die Perfect Gentlemen einer ungeheuerlichen Verschwörung auf die Spur. Mittendrin steckt Senatorentochter Lara Armstrong, die in Kontakt zu den Drahtziehern zu stehen scheint und Morddrohungen erhält. Kurzentschlossen nimmt der geheimnisvollste der Perfect Gentlemen, CIA-Agent Connor Sparks, die Sache selbst in die Hand und heuert bei der eigenwilligen Lara als Bodyguard an. Obwohl sie für ihn nur Mittel zum Zweck sein sollte, kann Connor die leidenschaftlichen Gefühle, die die elfenhafte Lara in ihm auslöst, nicht lange leugnen ...

Three Strikes

3 Authors, 3 Novellas

Author: Ross Klavan,Tim O'Mara,Charles Salzberg

Publisher: Down & Out Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 8331

“Crime fiction aficionados with a taste for the offbeat will be rewarded.” —Publishers Weekly I Take Care of Myself in Dreamland by Ross Klavan Bartok is left with scars from the Army but something else, as well-the memory of a strange, mystical experience that he calls “Red River.” Back home and out of luck, he wanders through 1970’s New York hoping to recapture this strange state. But others see Bartok as an easy mark for some very dirty business and their plan is to use him for murder. Jammed by Tim O’Mara Aggie is back in business. He’s no longer smoking bootleg cigarettes as he did in “Smoked,” now he’s smuggling another usually legal-and quite valuable-products: maple syrup. Unfortunately, on the way from the Midwest to New York City, he’s picked up an unwanted traveling companion, the fifteen-year-old daughter of his latest boss. It seems she wants to get to NYC to meet up with her on-line boyfriend, who turns out to be much more than she expected. All Aggie wants to do is drop off the syrup, pick up a paycheck, and get on home. Before he does that, he’s gotta play hero. Again. The Maybrick Affair by Charles Salzberg As World War II rages in Europe, it’s a couple weeks before Pearl Harbor and rookie reporter, Jake Harper, who works for a small Connecticut newspaper, is assigned a routine human interest story. A reclusive, elderly woman, has quietly passed away in her small cottage upstate. As Jake investigates the old woman’s life and death he finds that years earlier she was tried and convicted of murdering her husband in a well-publicized, lurid trial in London, England. And, after digging further, he, unearths evidence that she might have had a connection to an even more famous British serial killer and that the ramifications of this story might affect America’s entry into the War.

Zane's Love Is Never Painless

Three Novellas

Author: Zane,Eileen M. Johnson,V. Anthony Rivers

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 9781416543701

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4714

Three prolific authors bring truth to the title of this heart-wrenching book, Love Is Never Painless, with a collection of novellas that explores the deeper side of love -- the side rarely explored in love stories. In Eileen M. Johnson's "How the Other Half Lives," longtime friends Jamellah and Fernecia are having trouble with the men in their lives. And as their worlds seem to crumble, they must count on their friendship to keep it together. In "Love Is 2 Blame," by V. Anthony Rivers, Malcolm is devastated after his two-year relationship with Shaylisa ends. And trying to move on will not be easy -- but the lovely Zahara may be the perfect woman to show Malcolm what true love is all about. In Zane's "Staring Evil in the Face," Robier has everything: a successful career, beautiful children, and the woman of his dreams. Having loved Tiphanie since college, he is determined to keep his marital vows -- until Tiphanie is involved in a horrible car accident that changes the entire course of their lives. From nervous breakdowns to drug addiction, in Love Is Never Painless, Zane, Johnson, and Rivers have penned powerful stories that not only will have readers talking, but will bring a new perspective to their own relationships.

Kein Lord wie jeder andere

Author: Jennifer Ashley


ISBN: 3802589122

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 2482

Die junge, reiche Witwe Beth Ackerley ist nach einsamen Jahren endlich wieder verlobt. Doch dann begegnet ihr der attraktive Lord Ian Mackenzie und enthüllt ihr das skandalöse Doppelleben ihres Zukünftigen. Beth löst die Verlobung und geht nach Paris, wo sie MacKenzie wiedertrifft. Dieser stammt aus einer Familie von Exzentrikern, die für ihre Skandale berüchtigt sind, und steht selbst in dem Ruf, wahnsinnig zu sein. Keine ehrbare Frau würde sich freiwillig in seine Gesellschaft begeben. Und dennoch fühlt sich Beth unwiderstehlich zu dem schottischen Lord hingezogen. Da wird dieser von seiner dunklen Vergangenheit eingeholt.

Die Lügen des Locke Lamora

Band 1 - Roman

Author: Scott Lynch

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641147107

Category: Fiction

Page: 848

View: 7721

Diesen Fantasy-Helden werden Sie nie wieder vergessen! Locke Lamora ist ein Held. Nein, eigentlich ist er das nicht: Er ist ein Dieb, ein Lügner und ein Ganove, wenn auch mit guten Manieren. Mit seiner Bande bewegt er sich in den Kanälen und engen Gassen des Herzogtums Camorr, um die Nobilität um ihre Schätze zu erleichtern. Und darin ist Locke unschlagbar, denkt er zumindest. Bis ein weiterer Verbrecher in Camorr auftaucht. Locke muss handeln – und das Abenteuer seines Lebens beginnt ... Im Stadtstaat Camorr hat man eine ganz eigene Lösung gefunden, um die Kriminalität unter Kontrolle zu halten: den „Geheimen Frieden“. Gemäß dieser Absprache zwischen dem Adel und dem Herrscher der Unterwelt dürfen Diebe mehr oder weniger ungestraft ihr Unwesen treiben, solange die Aristokratie von ihnen verschont bleibt. Doch Locke Lamora und seine Gentlemen-Ganoven halten nicht viel von Absprachen und haben es sich zur Gewohnheit gemacht, die Reichen der Stadt um ihr Geld zu erleichtern. Das funktioniert wunderbar, bis der geheimnisvolle Graue König mithilfe eines scheinbar unbesiegbaren Soldmagiers die Macht über die Unterwelt an sich reißt und droht, das sensible Herrschaftsgefüge von Camorr aus dem Gleichgewicht zu bringen – und dazu braucht er Lockes einzigartige Fähigkeiten ... Mit diesem Roman betritt ein einzigartiges Talent die Bühne der internationalen Fantasy: Scott Lynchs „Die Lügen des Locke Lamora“ ist nicht nur eine atemberaubende Weltenschöpfung, sondern auch ein Abenteuerroman, der den Leser nicht mehr loslässt.

Twelve German Novellas

Author: Harry Steinhauer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520030022

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 618

View: 3420

The novella, one of the most sophisticated genres of narrative literature, owes its development primarily to German belles letters. In the present collection, Mr. Steinhauer has assembled a representative sampling that ranges from the Enlightenment to the postwar periods and reveals the scope and flexibility of this art form. Included are Wieland's Love and Friendship Tested, Kleist's Michael Kohlhaas, Chamisso's Peter Schlemihl, Hoffmann's Mademoiselle de Scudery, Keller's Clothes Make the Man, Meyer's Sufferings of a Boy, Mann's The Bajazzo, Fontane's Stine, Hauptmann's Heretic of Soana, Kafka's Hunger Artist, Schnitzler's Fraulein Else, and Bergengruen's Ordeal by Fire.

Perfect Gentlemen - Nur Rache ist süßer

Author: Shayla Black,Lexi Blake


ISBN: 3736304668

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 7381

ATTRAKTIV, MÄCHTIG UND ERFOLGREICH - DIE PERFECT GENTLEMEN Vor Jahren hatten Dax Spencer und NCIS Agentin Holland Kirk eine leidenschaftliche Affäre. Bis Holland ihn eines Tages eiskalt verraten und verlassen hat. Tief verletzt versuchte Dax vergeblich, sie zu vergessen. Doch als eine Todesliste in den Besitz der Perfect Gentlemen gerät und ihn zurück nach New Orleans und zu Holland führt, wird ihm bald klar, dass diese damals keine andere Wahl hatte und dass seine Liebe zu ihr noch genauso intensiv ist wie am ersten Tag ... "Eine hochspannende Geschichte mit viel Gefühl, Intrigen, Verschwörungen und überraschenden Wendungen." LovelyBooks

Swords of the Steppes

Author: Harold Lamb

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 080320762X

Category: Fiction

Page: 615

View: 9349

A master of driving pace, exotic setting, and complex plotting, Harold Lamb was one of Robert E. Howard's favorite writers. Here at last is every pulse-pounding, action-packed story of Lamb's greatest hero, Khlit the Cossack, the “wolf of the steppes.” Journey with the unsung grandfather of sword and sorcery in search of ancient tombs, gleaming treasure, and thrilling landscapes. Match wits with deadly swordsmen, scheming priests, and evil cults. Rescue lovely damsels, ride with bold comrades, and hazard everything on your brains, skill, and a little luck. This four-volume set collects for the first time the complete Cossack stories of Harold Lamb: every adventure of Khlit the Cossack and those of his friends, allies, and fellow Cossacks, many of which have never appeared between book covers. Compiled and edited by the Harold Lamb scholar Howard Andrew Jones, each volume features essays Lamb wrote about his stories, an informative introduction by a popular author, and a wealth of rare, exciting swashbuckling fiction. In the concluding volume, gallop into adventure with Khlit and Kirdy for their final challenge in The Wolf Master, out of print since 1933. Then, delve into a treasure trove of stories gleaned from rare magazines: an account of a desperate mission for Khlit’s old friend Ayub; three tales of the valorous Koum and the champion swordsman Gurka; two daring ventures by Stenka Razin, the Robin Hood of the steppes; five short stories of Uncle Yarak, a Cossack fighting in World War II; and more than a half dozen other swashbuckling tales from the steppes.

The Beautiful Wife

Three Novellas

Author: Adrienne Wolfert

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059542712X

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 3107

"A stunning achievement. A great read!" -Mary Webb, author of The God Hustlers These historical novellas by author Adrienne Wolfert recreate the lives of three American women who, spurred by their own humanity and courage, go beyond their traditional roles to change history. The End of March-In 1965, Congress introduces the Voting Rights Act. Ten thousand people show their support by joining the Civil Rights march behind Martin Luther King. Willi Carotti leaves her family to volunteer as a transport driver on the march, but as a result, her marriage splits into two very separate journeys. The Beautiful Wife-Hailed as La Belle Americaine, Elizabeth Monroe arrives in Paris with her husband, James, the American ambassador to France. But Elizabeth quickly learns about the horror of the French Revolution when her friend, Adrienne Lafayette, is scheduled to be guillotined. The Queen of America-- "But where is he, what is he doing, who is he away from me?" Martha Washington embarks on a dangerous journey

Duell der Leidenschaft

Author: Jennifer Blake

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3955306380

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

View: 1814

Er soll sie beschützen. Doch in ihren Armen vergisst er alles ... Sonia Bonneval soll in Mexiko den reichen Jean Rouillard heiraten. Fechtmeister Kerr Wallace begleitet die zarte Schöne auf der Reise. Was sie nicht ahnt: Der verwegene Kerr verfolgt seinen eigenen Plan. Auf der Überfahrt spitzt sich die politische Lage zu, das Schiff wird geentert. Sonia und Kerr werden an das Ufer einer einsamen Insel gespült ... "Eine unwiderstehliche Mischung aus Sinnlichkeit und anspruchsvoller Unterhaltung." (Publishers Weekly)

Three Novellas

Author: Eliza Fowler Haywood

Publisher: MSU Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 141

View: 4281

The three novellas presented here -- The Ditress'd Orphan, The City Jilt,and The Double Marriage-- were published separately in 1726, but were originally intended for a single volume. Haywood was a dangerous entity in the eighteenth century: a writing woman, writing for women. Like many female authors before her, Haywood was labeled and condemned by men as unfeminine, licentious, immodest and usurping. She dared to wield that masculine instrument, the pen, and speak her mind in public like a man.