The Gods of Atlantis
By David Gibbins
A thrilling standalone sequel to ATLANTIS, David Gibbins' international bestseller of high-action adventure, marine archaeology and the exploration of one of history's most fascinating and enduring mysteries. A lost Nazi bunker in a forest in Germany contains a dreadful secret. But is there a horrifying new dimension - another ingredient in the Nazi's rule of terror? Marine archaeologist Jack Howard returns to the lost island of Atlantis in the Black Sea to answer questions about the Atlantis priests that have plagued him. Then by tracking down the 1930s expeditions of Himmler's Ahnenerbe - the Nazi's Department of Cultural Heritage - and its link with Atlantis, Jack realises he is not just on the trail of the greatest lost relics from the past. Could there possibly be a terrifying new version of 'Atlantis', a priesthood of evil? Jack must uncover the truth before it is too late.
By Violet Cannon
The true story of a Romany childhood... Gypsy Princess is a searingly honest account of what life is really like for travelling communities, for girls in particular, and captures a way of life that is slowly fading away. If you enjoyed the memoirs of Mikey Walsh and Jess Smith, you'll be enthralled by Violet Cannon's biography. 'A fascinating and enjoyable insight into Gypsy life' - CloserA true blooded Gypsy, Violet Cannon grew up the Romany way. Life was tough at times, living in a cramped one-roomed trailer, but, unbound by strict routines, Violet spent her days learning to keep home, playing and roaming the fields with a sense of freedom long lost to the rest of modern society. Immersed in the Gypsy way of life, her childhood set her apart from other children. Bullied by classmates, and segregated from 'gorgia' kids (all non-Gypsies), Violet eventually left school at the age of nine to live a life of travel, play and learning under generations-old Gypsy rules on the fringes of society. With traditional values at the heart of her childhood, the pressure of conforming and marrying young was intense. Violet was duty-bound to find a husband, but would her marriage lead to the 'happy ever after' she grew up believing in as a Gypsy girl? What readers are saying about Gypsy Princess:'A fascinating and realistic look at what it means to be a Gypsy in today's society. A little understanding of Gypsy traditions goes a long way and I hope we see more biographies like this one''Violet is so likeable and warm, and the stories are written so vividly that you can really imagine yourself there' 'I could not put this book down - from the first paragraph I was hooked. I would love to read more about this fascinating lady and her family. By the end of the book I felt as if I knew them all'
By Laura London
For fans of Julie Garwood, Jude Deveraux, Loretta Chase, Johanna Lindsey and Kathleen E. Woodiwiss comes a classic novel of fortune, fate, and fiery passion, from acclaimed author Laura London. A resourceful young gypsy living by her wits, Liza knows what proper-bred Englishmen think about women of her kind. So when she's caught trespassing on the estate of the esteemed Earl of Brockhaven, she expects no mercy. Fortunately for her, the master of the house - the impossibly handsome Lord Alex - finds the lovely Liza to be utterly enchanting, a wild gypsy rose just waiting to be plucked...Alex soon learns that there's more to this girl than meets the eye. No ordinary vagabond, Liza displays a fierce intelligence that sets his heart on fire - and she wears a mysterious medallion that arouses his curiosity. An old family heirloom, it is Liza's only link to a long-lost fortune. But the poor girl can't even think about money - when she would gladly trade it all for one reckless night in Alex's arms.Fall in love with the richly romantic, classic love stories of Laura London, author of The Windflower, as her beloved novels are released in ebook for the first time.
By Alix Christie
'Brilliantly-observed detail. Her characters are engaging, the world as beautifully crafted as one of Gutenberg's hot-metal letters, and the themes more relevant now than ever' Naomi Alderman, author of The PowerA gripping historical novel that brings tumultuous medieval Europe to life. Not to be missed by readers of Hilary Mantel, Peter Ackroyd and C. J. Sansom. Johann Gutenberg's first printed Bibles amazed and shocked medieval Europe. He had started a revolution that would one day put books in the hands of any man or woman who wanted them. The project was fraught with danger, for it threatened the power of politicians and the Catholic church.Who was this Gutenberg? In Alix Christie's evocative and compelling novel, he comes vividly to life - driven, caustic and ruthless. Behind him stands a brilliant young scribe, Peter Schoeffer, whose genius is to stay true to his artistic values in the cauldron of the printer's workshop. Caught between the old ways and the new, the two men struggle with one another and the world outside to prevail against overwhelming obstacles... and change history. 'A lovely piece of work: finely researched and beautifully, atmospherically, written' Sarah DunantA semifinalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award.
The Gutenberg Revolution
By John Man
In 1450, all western Europe's books were handcopied and amounted to no more than a single modern library. By 1500 they were printed and numbered in their millions. Printing made possible the development of modern science and literature, and the political shift from statelets to nations. It brought about the biggest changes in human culture since the invention of the alphabet itself.The man responsible was Johann Gutenberg, born in 1400 in Mainz, Germany. John Man explains how this technical genius, whose research into printing was funded by wealthy sponsors, struggled against a background of plague, religious upheaval and legal battles to bring his remarkable invention to light. Once the secret of printing got out, the world would never be the same again.
By John Parker
The Guns of El Kebir
By John Wilcox
1882. Lieutenant General Sir Garnet Wolseley is under pressure. News of an uprising against the British powers in Egypt has reached London, and he must react decisively and forcefully. But there is little time to assemble an army and, for his campaign to succeed, he needs someone on the ground to assess the movements and strength of the Egyptian rebels. Fresh from a scouting mission in South Africa, former army captain Simon Fonthill is kicking his heels in Brecon. When the request from Wolseley comes, Fonthill and his servant, '352' Jenkins, accept the assignment, fully aware of the dangers they will face in hostile terrain without back-up. But they could never have foreseen the bloodshed that awaits them in the desert at Tel el Kebir...
By Laurell K. Hamilton
'I don't date vampires. I kill them.'My name is Anita Blake. Vampires call me the Executioner. What I call them isn't repeatable. Ever since the Supreme Court granted the undead equal rights, most people think vampires are just ordinary folks with fangs. I know better. I've seen their victims. I carry the scars ... But now a serial killer is murdering vampires - and the most powerful bloodsucker in town wants me to find the killer.
A Guilty Pleasure
By Una-Mary Parker
When Charlotte Taylor meets the reckless David Farrell she knows life is never going to be the same again. Spending Christmas together at Chelwood Grange, the Farrells' magnificent Wiltshire home, Charlotte discovers that jealousy and deceit overshadow the family's merriment. Who does David's father visit in the dead of night? Has David's brother Christopher really kicked his guilty habit, and is he fit to care for his five-year-old daughter Holly? And why is David's mother so on-edge . . .?When Christmas is over, Charlotte and David return to London, and the harrowing time in Wiltshire is forgotten. Then tragedy strikes at Chelwood Grange and little Holly is missing. David is inconsolable in his grief but it is not long before Charlotte suspects that the man she is falling in love with is the man she should most fear. Surely, her doubts are unfounded . . .
Guilty As Sin: Dead Wrong Book 4 (A heart-stopping serial killer thriller)
By Jami Alden
A sizzling, suspenseful tale, perfect for fans of Karen Rose. For over a decade, a killer has been waiting, silent as death and... Guilty As Sin.Fourteen years ago, Kate Beckett was a teenager more interested in summer romance than babysitting. Then the unthinkable happened: her younger brother was kidnapped and murdered on her watch. Now she is an advocate for missing children, and her newest case brings her back to the small town where she lost her brother - and where she left behind the first boy she ever loved. Tommy Ibarra's world fell apart after Kate broke his heart, and he's spent his adult life making sure that he'll never be vulnerable again. When a teenage girl vanishes, he offers his expertise as a high tech security expert to help find her. Although he's determined to keep his distance from Kate, it isn't long before he's falling under her spell all over again. As they race against the clock, their investigation leads to a brutal killer with a shocking connection to Kate's tragic past. And this time, the killer has Kate firmly in his sights.Don't miss more edge-of-the-seat suspense from Jami Alden with her sexy, thrilling novels Beg For Mercy, Hide From Evil and Run From Fear.
Guilt (Alex Delaware series, Book 28)
By Jonathan Kellerman
Gruesome secrets from the past turn into a dark and complex current case for psychologist Alex Delaware... Guilt is a compelling and high-octane thriller from bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman. Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and Michael Connelly. 'Ingenious and horrifying' - The Sunday TimesWhen a young couple takes possession of their dream home, they can't wait to remodel the neglected mansion. That is until they make a gruesome discovery of a rusted metal strongbox containing two rotting leather doctor's bags. And inside each bag, swaddled in sheets of sixty-year-old newspaper, lies a tiny human skeleton.The case hits the media, and theories abound. The most likely culprit is a mysterious woman, employed as private nurse to wealthy L.A. families during World War Two. Lieutenant Milo Sturgis consults psychologist Alex Delaware for insight into the perpetrator's motives but the horror is just beginning... Two more bags are discovered, but this time the infants inside have been dead less than a month. Is a copycat at work? Or is there a link between the two finds which goes back decades? By the time both cases close, Alex and Milo will have confronted unprecedented narcissism, cruelty, deceit and a cold but fiendish objectification of the human spirit that shakes both men to the core... What readers are saying about Guilt: 'I couldn't put this book down. Such an intricate plot, full of twists and turns''A very smart and intriguing story''Five stars'
By John Lescroart
No one is above the law...From New York Times bestseller John Lescroart comes an exhilarating look at a trial that will change the lives of everyone it touches. Guilt is a legal thriller perfect for fans of J.J. Miller and John Sandford.'A great thriller: breakneck pacing, electrifying courtroom scenes, and a cast of richly crafted characters' - PeopleInfluential San Francisco attorney Mark Dooher - affluent, powerful, totally in control - is accustomed to getting what he wants. When he meets a beautiful young attorney, he decides he wants her, too. But Mark Dooher is a married man, and as legal counsel for San Francisco's Archdiocese, divorce is not exactly an option. Then Dooher's wife is murdered, and Mark becomes a suspect in the case. Even then, there's no cause for alarm. The woman he wants is close by his side. His best friend, the ever-loyal Wes Farrell, is his defense lawyer. And his own client, the Catholic Church, is in his pocket. Nothing - not past crimes, current scandal, or future desires - is going to stop him. Except, perhaps, the truth... What readers are saying about Guilt:'Strong characters lead the way in this genuine page turner. A great build up and masterful misdirection''Finely drawn characters drive the plot''The courtroom scenes are crafted beautifully'
The Guest Cottage
By Nancy Thayer
Sometimes a fresh start is all it takes... When Sophie Anderson's husband leaves her, her world crumbles instantly. On impulse, she rents a cottage on Nantucket Island with her children for a family holiday, minus one. Still raw after his wife's death, Trevor Black is learning how to be a single parent to five-year-old Leo. Hoping a quiet trip to Nantucket will help him reconnect with his son, he leases a house for the summer. Plans run awry when Sophie and Trevor discover they've rented the same place. They agree to share the house but, as summer unfolds, it becomes clear that the guest cottage might not be all they want to share... Is it too soon for love to bloom?
Guardians of the Key
By Clio Gray
Lucca, City State for hundreds of years, keeper of secrets and relics, possessor of the Holy Face of Christ, has Napoleon's army at its gates, the emperor having declared himself King of All Italy. A continent away in Bexleyheath, Mabel Flinchurst gazes down from her window upon the Advent Fair. With all the hustle and bustle she doesn't see the pilgrim walk into the church of St Anthony's across the square, and slit his own throat. But Lucca and this suicide are strands from the same rope, a rope that is being wound unseen about Mabel, ready to rip her from her cosy world. When Mabel's friend, Toby, is kidnapped she enlists the help of compulsive list-maker and missing-persons finder, Whilbert Stroop. Together they are drawn into a mystery that began many centuries ago, and soon they find themselves losing a race against time and treachery, as an unknown enemy, and murder, begin to snap at their heels...
By Quintin Jardine
Edinburgh's toughest cop, Bob Skinner, looks into his past to assuage his demons in Quintin Jardine's thrilling new mystery.Skinner revisits his nightmares: old but not forgotten. Fifteen years in the past, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Bob Skinner is called to investigate a most brutal death. A man lies at the deep end of an empty swimming pool, his neck broken and almost every other bone in his body shattered. Soon, an organised crime connection looms, and bloody retribution spreads to a second city. Then violence erupts on a new front, as a vicious knifeman seems to be targeting Edinburgh's gay population. As if this double dose of homicide isn't enough for a single man with a teenage daughter to raise and protect, Skinner's personal life takes a similar, perilous twist. Can he stay on the side of the angels, or will he fall . . .?
Grievous Angel (Bob Skinner series, Book 21)
By Quintin Jardine
In the dark of night, death casts a shadow... Edinburgh's toughest cop, Bob Skinner, looks into his past to assuage his demons in Quintin Jardine's thrilling mystery Grievous Angel. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and Peter James.Skinner revisits his nightmares: old but not forgotten. Fifteen years in the past, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Bob Skinner is called to investigate a most brutal death. A man lies at the deep end of an empty swimming pool, his neck broken and almost every other bone in his body shattered. Soon, an organised crime connection looms, and bloody retribution spreads to a second city. Then violence erupts on a new front, as a vicious knifeman seems to be targeting Edinburgh's gay population. As if this double dose of homicide isn't enough for a single man with a teenage daughter to raise and protect, Skinner's personal life takes a similar, perilous twist. Can he stay on the side of the angels, or will he fall...? What readers are saying about Grievous Angel: 'Fantastic! This is one of the best Skinners yet''The plots are intriguing and intricate and always suck me right in''Fast moving and very difficult to put down'
By Faye Kellerman
Minutes after Sergeant Pete Decker witnesses his wife give birth to their first child his policeman's instinct tells him something's wrong - not just with his baby but with the hospital itself. The disappearance of a new-born baby, together with that of the nurse in charge of the post-natal unit, confirms once again that Decker's instincts were correct and he is soon put on the case. The early signs look bad - the missing nurse's burnt-out car, together with some charred remains, are found in a remote ravine. But as Decker and his partner delve deeper, they start to uncover the network of family tragedy and betrayal that led to the frantic kidnapping of an innocent baby girl.
Green Mountain Collection 1: Your Love Is All I Need, Let Me Hold Your Hand, I Saw You Standing There
By Marie Force
Meet the charming Abbott family of Green Mountain in this heartwarming and sexy collection by New York Times bestseller Marie Force. What happens when the threat to your business becomes a threat to your heart? Find out in YOUR LOVE IS ALL I NEED . . . When Cameron Murphy heads to Vermont to build a website for a new client, she anticipates a relaxing trip. That is, until she collides with the town moose, wrecking her car, and meets the most handsome man she's ever seen. Unfortunately, her saviour and son of her client, Will Abbott, wants nothing to do with the new website or the city girl creating it. But as the chemistry between the two heats up, they begin to wonder if simple could be best - especially when it comes to matters of the heart.Can a grieving heart open itself up to love again? Find out in LET ME HOLD YOUR HAND . . . Almost seven years after losing her husband in Iraq, Hannah Abbott Guthrie isn't sure she's ready - or able - to move on. That is until a sweet kiss shared with lifelong friend Nolan Roberts makes her think about it for the first time. Nolan has loved Hannah for years, but understood she needed to heal from her devastating loss. Now, when an opportunity arises to show her how he feels, Nolan can't resist, yet knows he has to prove to Hannah that finding love twice in a lifetime is possible - and well worth risking her heart.Can a secret affair survive being exposed? Find out in I SAW YOU STANDING THERE . . . Colton Abbott and Lucy Mulvaney have a secret, and it's one they especially don't want Colton's brother Will to know about, or his wife, Lucy's best friend Cam. It's not like Lucy to keep things from Cam, but she's not about to tell her that she's having a fling, with Will's brother! Flitting between New York and Vermont is exhausting, so Lucy is looking forward to a weekend with Colton at the Abbott family lake house. Too bad Will and Cam have the same idea... With their secret out, will Lucy and Colton's clandestine romance lose its appeal or this the start of something lasting?***Your Love Is All I Need is published in the USA as All You Need Is Love******Let Me Hold Your Hand is published in the USA as I Want To Hold Your Hand******I Saw You Standing There is published in the USA as I Saw Her Standing There*** For more spellbinding Green Mountain romance, check out the whole series: Your Love Is All I Need, Let Me Hold Your Hand, I Saw You Standing There, And I Love You, You'll Be Mine, It's Love, Only Love and Ain't She Sweet.
Green Mountain Collection 2: And I Love You, It’s Love, Only Love, Ain’t She Sweet
By Marie Force
Meet the charming Abbott family of Green Mountain in this heartwarming and sexy collection by New York Times bestseller Marie Force. Can he convince the woman of his dreams that his love is for keeps? Find out in AND I LOVE YOU . . . As the chief financial officer of the family firm, Hunter Abbott prides himself on his ability to fix things for the people he loves. But one thing he can't fix is his undeniable attraction to Megan Kane - and he's prepared to do whatever it takes to show Megan that he's the man for her. Megan's world is rocked by the news that she'll soon be alone and out of a job when her beloved sister moves overseas. She finds herself leaning on the sexy, buttoned-up accountant who isn't afraid to lay it all on the line for her. But Megan has watched too many people she loves leave her. If she risks her heart with Hunter, will he keep it safe?Can her love heal his broken heart? Find out in IT'S LOVE, ONLY LOVE . . . Ella Abbott has long been secretly in love with Gavin Guthrie. She sees that he's in a bad place and that he believes he has nothing to offer her. But one unforgettable kiss gives Ella hope. It's been seven years since Gavin lost his brother. He thought he had his grief under control, until recent painful reminders of his loss sent him spiralling. Gavin knows it wouldn't be fair to drag Ella into his darkness, but being around her soothes his aching heart. And if they can fight his demons together, maybe a future filled with love is possible after all.What's the best distraction from a broken leg? Find out in AIN'T SHE SWEET . . . Charlotte 'Charley' Abbott lives life on her own terms and, after a painful betrayal, she won't risk her heart again. So a leg injury that puts a temporary stop to her independence is a catastrophe. Especially when it means being looked after by Tyler Westcott. Charley's always claimed not to be interested in Tyler, but he sees past her prickly veneer to the real woman beneath. With a little help from Tyler, and some well-meaning meddling from her loyal siblings, can Charley be persuaded to take a leap into the unknown - and open herself to love?***And I Love You is published in the USA as And I Love Her******It's Love, Only Love is published in the USA as It's Only Love*** For more spellbinding Green Mountain romance, check out the whole series: Your Love Is All I Need, Let Me Hold Your Hand, I Saw You Standing There, And I Love You, You'll Be Mine, It's Love, Only Love and Ain't She Sweet.
By Vena Cork
To an outsider, the hedonistic lifestyle of university students can seem an enviable one. But right now Danny Thorn - enrolled at Billings College Cambridge - can see little to be jealous of. Danny's got woman troubles - his ex, Julie, won't leave him alone and the beguiling Stella doesn't seem to be interested in him. But as the term progresses, getting a date for the May Ball will be the least of his worries. A rapist, who's been preying on female students for months, is still at large. And a potentially deadly case of the green-eyed monster is about to rear its ugly head. As events take increasingly bizarre and shocking turns, Danny's mother, Rosa, arrives in Cambridge. There to film a TV series and see her son, instead she finds herself desperately trying to restore some sort of order. But she could never be prepared for just how terrifying things are about to get...