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…
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Author: Maisey Yates
Publisher: HQN Books
Author: Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
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.
Author: Joseph Roth
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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 ...
Author: Lexi Blake,Shayla Black
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
“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.
3 Authors, 3 Novellas
Author: Ross Klavan,Tim O'Mara,Charles Salzberg
Publisher: Down & Out Books
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.
Author: Zane,Eileen M. Johnson,V. Anthony Rivers
Publisher: Atria Books
Author: Giovanni Boccaccio,Adelbert von Keller,Heinrich Steinhöwel,Heinrich Leubing
Category: Middle High German
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.
Author: Harry Steinhauer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Literary Criticism
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
Author: Shayla Black,Lexi Blake
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
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.
Author: Harold Lamb
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
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.
Author: Eliza Fowler Haywood
Publisher: MSU Press