THIS MUST BE THE PLACE: Exclusive Chapter Sampler
By Maggie O'Farrell
Read for free the first chapter of Maggie O'Farrell's new novel, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, and discover for yourself why this book is garnering so much attention and praise. 'Inventive, moving and hilarious. I loved it' Rachel Joyce'Destined to be one of the most acclaimed books of 2016' Hannah Beckerman'Magnificent... perceptive, profound and page turning' Cathy RentzenbrinkMeet Daniel Sullivan, a man with a complicated life. A New Yorker living in the wilds of Ireland, he has children he never sees in California, a father he loathes in Brooklyn and a wife, Claudette, who is a reclusive ex-film star given to shooting at anyone who ventures up their driveway.He is also about to find out something about a woman he lost touch with twenty years ago, and this discovery will send him off-course, far away from wife and home. Will his love for Claudette be enough to bring him back?Maggie O'Farrell's seventh novel is a dazzling, intimate epic about who we leave behind and who we become as we search for our place in the world.
By Christopher Golden
Tin Men by Christopher Golden - author of Snowblind - is a must-read for fans of Dean Koontz, Peter Straub and Joe Hill thanks to its high concept and jaw-dropping thrills.Economies are collapsing, environmental disasters are widespread and war the backdrop to life.And so the military has developed a force of elite soldiers to keep the peace. A force like nothing seen before ... codenamed Tin Man, soldiers are virtually transported to inhabit robot frames in war-torn countries.When PFC Danny Kelso starts his day shift in Syria, an eerie silence welcomes him and a patrol confirms the area is totally deserted. But when a rogue electromagnetic pulse throws everything into darkness, Danny's conscious mind is trapped within his robot body. The attack turns out to have been global - the world is facing a return to the dark ages with no electricity, no technology ... no safe zones. And the Tin Men face a race against time to save not only themselves but society as we know it.
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
By Neil Gaiman
In Trigger Warning, global phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things, which includes a never-before published American Gods story, BLACK DOG.The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains was serialised on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime in November 2015. 'We are all wearing masks. That is what makes us interesting. These are stories about those masks, and the people we are underneath them.' Neil Gaiman, writing from a cabin in the dark woods.Make sure you secure your own mask before reading. Before being transported to worlds filled with witches, watchers and big black bees, with deathless Kin and pirate girls, with things that prowl in the darkness beyond the circle fire, to find the Shadder lurking at your journey's end. But then what happens? There's always something waiting for you. There's always more. Just keep turning the pages.'We each have our little triggers.'Literary alchemy from 'a writer of rare perception and endless imagination' (William Gibson), TRIGGER WARNING is a cornucopia of storytelling: horror and ghost stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry. It will open your eyes to the inexhaustible supply of darkness around you, the magic and the monsters, the myths and the miracles, and to finding truths in the most extraordinary of places.
The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains
By Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman's award-winning novells The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains is a haunting story of family, the otherworld, and a search for hidden treasure, and was serialised on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime in November 2015. 'Gaiman's achievement is to make the fantasy world seem true' (The Times). Neil Gaiman is the bestselling author of The Ocean at the End of the Lane and the epic American Gods, whose storytelling genius will appeal to fans of J.K. Rowling and George R.R. Martin.The text of The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains was first published in the collection Stories: All New Tales (Headline, 2010). This gorgeous full-colour illustrated book version was born of a unique collaboration between writer Neil Gaiman and artist Eddie Campbell, who brought to vivid life the characters and landscape of Gaiman's story.In August 2010, The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains was performed in the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House to a sell-out crowd - Gaiman read his tale live as Campbell's magnificent artwork was presented, scene by scene, on large screens. Narrative and art were accompanied by live music composed and performed especially for the story by the FourPlay String Quartet.Full specification:200 x 200mm, 4x4colour throughout88pp - includes 8pp of additional materialSigned by author and artist, and numbered limited editions of 250. Presentation box Audio CD - music and reading by Neil GaimanMailer carton
To Wed A Wild Lord: The Hellions of Halstead Hall 4
By Sabrina Jeffries
The fourth book in the Hellions of Halstead Hall series by New York Times bestseller Sabrina Jeffries. Sabrina's fabulously funny, sizzling historicals will be loved by fans of Sarah MacLean, Eloisa James and Julia Quinn.To fulfill his grandmother's ultimatum, Lord Gabriel Sharpe pursues a spitfire he believes desperately needs him. Then the tables are turned...Like everything daredevil Gabe Sharpe does, wooing Virginia Waverly is a high-stakes game. Ever since her brother, Roger, died racing Lord Gabriel, Virginia has yearned to take her revenge on the reckless lord by beating him at his own sport. But when she challenges Lord Gabriel to a race, the hellion called the 'Angel of Death' counters with a marriage proposal! Gabe knows Virginia is in dire financial straits - so why not marry her and solve both of their problems? She claims to be appalled by his proposal, but her response to his kisses says otherwise. And when the two of them begin to unravel the truth behind Roger's death, Gabe takes the greatest gamble of all, offering the courageous beauty something more precious than any inheritance: true love.For more lusciously romantic and witty historical romance, don't miss the rest of Sabrina's Hellions Of Halstead Hall books. And don't miss her other phenomenal series including: The Sinful Suitors, The School for Heiresses and The Royal Brotherhood.
The Truth About Lord Stoneville: The Hellions of Halstead Hall 1
By Sabrina Jeffries
The first book in the Hellions of Halstead Hall series by New York Times bestseller Sabrina Jeffries. Sabrina's wickedly sharp, sizzling historicals will be loved by fans of Sarah MacLean, Eloisa James and Julia Quinn.They're the scandalous Sharpes, five hell-raising siblings tainted by a shocking family legacy...The oldest of the scandalous Sharpes, Oliver Sharpe, the Marquess of Stoneville, like his brothers and sisters, has lived life on his own terms. In his case, as an unrepentant rakehell. Or so life had played out until Grandmother Hetty got a bee in her bonnet. Now the five Sharpe siblings face a daunting ultimatum: Marry by year's end - or kiss their inheritance goodbye.Oliver vows to fulfill the bargain in true Sharpe style - by bringing home a fake fiancé from a brothel! But his scheme backfires when he foils a robbery and rescues an American beauty instead. Maria Butterfield came to London to find her missing fiancé, but her prior engagement won't stop Oliver from getting what he wants: Maria in his bed. His rebellious charade may just call Hetty's bluff, but not before it becomes all too real - stirring up a love that tempts him to be a hellion no more.For more delightfully romantic and charming historical romance, don't miss the rest of Sabrina's Hellions Of Halstead Hall books. And don't miss her other glittering series including: The Sinful Suitors, The School for Heiresses and The Royal Brotherhood.
The Taming Of The Billionaire: Billionaires And Bridesmaids 2
By Jessica Clare
Welcome to the illustrious world of Jessica Clare's billionaires and bridesmaids. Fans of J.S. Scott, Louise Bay and Melody Anne will be utterly seduced by this New York Times bestseller. You met the six bachelors of the Billionaire Boys Club... Now it's time to pair up some filthy-rich billionaires with lucky ladies in waiting and enjoy the spoils... When overbearing cat behaviorist Edie meets newly-rich game developer Magnus, the feeling of loathing is entirely mutual. Thrown together for their friends Gretchen and Hunter's wedding, unfortunately there's no escaping one another. At first Magnus isn't interested in the slightest, but Edie is...intriguing. And stubborn. And smart. And sexy. They might even have more in common than they thought. And before long, it becomes a challenge between the two of them to see who will be tamed first...Want more enthralling, extravagant romance? Look out for the rest of the Billionaire and Bridesmaids series starting with The Billionaire And The Virgin or take a spin with the steamy Billionaire Boys Club starting with Stranded With A Billionaire.
Taming Lily: The Fowler Sisters 3
By Monica Murphy
Monica Murphy, the New York Times bestselling author of One Week Girlfriend, concludes her sexy contemporary romance series - perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Emma Chase - about three powerhouse sisters and the men who would have their hearts.She knows he can't be the man for her.Lily Fowler is in trouble. Again. And instead of facing her problems head-on, she's run far away so that no one - not even her sisters Violet and Rose - can find her. In Hawaii, nobody knows the hot mess known as Lily Fowler. But that doesn't stop a gorgeous stranger from watching her. Following her. And when they start talking, against her instincts, Lily starts to reveal herself to Max. She can't stay hidden for ever. Lily must return home and face the music yet she doesn't know who to turn to...except Max. He's the one she wants to trust, even if she shouldn't. But maybe he's worth the risk...For more of the fabulous Fowler Sisters look for Owning Violet and Stealing Rose.Don't miss Monica's emotionally powerful One Week Girlfriend series: One Week Girlfriend, Second Chance Boyfriend, Three Broken Promises, Drew + Fable Forever and Four Years Later and her breathtaking Reverie Series.
By Alex Berenson
Those in power always need an unofficial option.Meet John Wells.Wells and his former CIA bosses Ellis Shafer and Vinnie Duto have uncovered a false-flag operation to convince the President to attack Iran. But with no hard evidence, no one at the top will listen.The President has set a deadline for Iran to give up its nuclear program, and the mullahs in Tehran - furious and frightened - have responded with a deadly terrorist attack. Wells and his team now have only twelve days to prove their theory. From Switzerland to Saudi Arabia, Israel to Russia, they desperately pursue all clues, while the United States orders forces into place and Iran mobilizes a squad of suicide bombers.As the deadline approaches, will Wells be able to do enough to stop a full-scale escalation into war?
Trapped By Scandal
By Jane Feather
New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather returns to the Regency with a passionate tale that sweeps the reader from the dangerous streets of Paris to the glittering ballrooms of London. Will delight fans of Stephanie Laurens, Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Mary Balogh.A dangerously passionate affair... Lady Hero Fanshawe has chafed at society's rules since the death of her fiancé taught her that joy can be fleeting. When her brother disappears in Paris at the height of the Terror, she doesn't hesitate in risking her life to find him, joining forces with the enigmatic and dangerously handsome William Ducasse, Viscount St. Aubrey - a partnership which leads to an illicit liaison...Half French, half English, William is committed to his shadow life, flirting with death to rescue imperilled aristocrats from the guillotine. Marriage is an indulgence he cannot afford. Once Hero returns to London, he refuses to risk her good name by continuing their affair. But he has reckoned without the determined Hero's disregard for propriety...or the dictates of his own heart.Love the entrancing historical romances of Jane Feather? Don't miss the seductive Trapped at the Altar, the Blackwater Brides Trilogy, the Cavendish Square Trilogy and the Bride Trilogy.
Three Amazing Things About You
By Jill Mansell
A touching romantic novel about a young woman whose time is running out - a Sunday Times bestseller. Not to be missed by readers of Lucy Diamond and Jenny Colgan.Jill Mansell's enchanting new novel will drive readers to seize life with both hands and make the most of every minute...Hallie has a secret. She's in love. He's perfect for her in every way, but he's seriously out of bounds. And her friends aren't going to help her because what they do know is that Hallie doesn't have long to live. Time is running out...Flo has a dilemma. She really likes Zander. But his scary sister won't be even faintly amused if she thinks Zander and Flo are becoming friends - let alone anything more.Tasha has a problem. Her new boyfriend is the adventurous type. And she's afraid one of his adventures will go badly wrong.THREE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT YOU begins as Hallie goes on a journey. A donor has been found and she's about to be given new lungs. But whose?What readers are saying about Three Amazing Things About You: 'I loved all the characters, and hated to leave their world. When a book can make you smile, cry and laugh, you know it's a winner' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars'I adored every single page and every single feeling this story evoked in me. Beautifully researched, beautifully told and expressed and I want to read it again and again' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars'A wonderful tale of friendship, love, loss and the miracles of life. Such a rich tapestry of characters beautifully bought together' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
By David Richards
General Sir David Richards is one of the best known British generals of modern times. In 2013 he retired after over forty years of service in the British Army and a career that had seen him rise from junior officer with 20 Commando to Chief of the Defence Staff, the professional head of the British Armed Forces.He served in the Far East, Germany, Northern Ireland and East Timor. He was the last Governor of Berlin's Spandau Prison, when Rudolf Hess, Hitler's deputy, was its sole prisoner. In 2005 he was appointed Commander of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps in Afghanistan and as commander of NATO forces became the first British General to command US Forces in combat since the Second World War.In 2000, Richards won acclaim when he brought together a collation of forces in Sierra Leone to stop the ultra-violent Revolutionary United Front from attacking the capital, Freetown. In so doing he ended one of the bloodiest civil wars to bedevil the region. He did so without the official sanction of London, and failure could have cost him his career.As Chief of the Defence Staff he advised the government during the crises and interventions in Libya and Syria and oversaw the controversial Strategic Defence and Security Review.Taking Command is Richards' characteristically outspoken account of a career that took him into the highest echelons of military command and politics. Written with candour, and often humour, his story reflects the changing reality of life for the modern soldier over the last forty years and offers unprecedented insight into the readiness of our military to tackle the threats and challenges we face today.
Top Secret Twenty-One
By Janet Evanovich
Small guy. Big trouble.Death threats, highly trained assassins and highly untrained assassins are all in a day's work for Stephanie Plum in Top Secret Twenty-One. Janet Evanovich's hilarious bestselling series is perfect reading for fans of Sue Grafton and JD Robb. Praise for Evanovich's bestselling novels: 'A laugh-out-loud page turner' (Heat); 'Sharp dialogue, a little slapstick and a little romance' (The Sunday Times); 'Highly enjoyable... who can resist?' (Chicago Tribune). Stephanie Plum has just one job lined up - tracking down Jimmy Poletti: car-dealer and all-round scumbag. Problem is he's on the run, and silencing his former colleagues, one bullet at a time. Plum is going to need bait to bring him in. Bait like Poletti's ex-bookkeeper, Randy Briggs: a ninety-two-centimeter-tall magnet for bored housewives and rocket-propelled grenades.To make things worse, there's a one-eyed Russian assassin who's out to get revenge on Ranger, Stephanie's part-time temptation and full-time protector. Who is the one-eyed Russian and what's his connection to the former Special Forces operative? Afraid that's top secret.What readers are saying about Top Secret Twenty-One:'More great fun and frolics from our favourite Evanovich characters''Fast, slick, pacy and funny - this has the best banter, the best one-liners and the best men ever! A brilliant read''I never tire of these books, they are so light hearted and funny'
This Wedding Is Doomed!
By Amanda Berry, Shawntelle Madison, Stephanie Draven, Jeannie Lin
If you adore Tracy Bloom, Cathy Bramley, Holly Martin and Lindsey Kelk, then this delighfully fun and flirty book is for you. At this wonderfully wacky wedding, you'll be treated to stolen kisses, saucy secrets, and happy endings when you least expect them... A perfectionist wedding planner and a troublemaking uncle end up in a sticky situation, and more than sparks fly...Two lifelong best friends are accidentally trapped in a wine cellar, and resort to sampling the wine - and each other...After years of covering the groom's many misdeeds, the best man must choose between loyalty and the love of a wedding singer.And a runaway bride, a hunky caterer and a stolen wedding cake hit the road in a hijacked van, and head towards a happy-ever-after. Don't miss the wedding of the year, where everyone has the chance of falling in love.
Till the Day Goes Down
By Judith Lennox
Turbulence and passion drive an unforgettable historical epic... 16th century Europe is the setting for Judith Lennox's thrillingly epic novel Till the Day Goes Down. Perfect for fans of Rosanna Ley and Kate Morton.As England prepares for the threat of invasion, Catholic forces in France, Scotland and Spain plan the 'Enterprise of England', weaving a cat's-cradle of intrigue around the imprisoned Mary, Queen of Scots, to bring her to the throne. In London, Sir Frances Walsingham, Elizabeth I's Secretary of State and master of espionage, pits his intellect against the forces that threaten England.The Anglo-Scots border, too, is a battleground, an anarchic land whose people acknowledge no allegiance but to their family name. But Luke Ridley, illegitimate son of a gypsy, has no allegiances: he must earn his living in whatever way he can. He is caught up in treacheries both of his own and of Sir Francis Walsingham's making.Into the dangerous melting-pot of Northumberland arrive Christie and Arbel Forster. Fragile, amoral Arbel is a catalyst for all the simmering tensions of the borders; Christie has her own obsession: to rediscover the family she lost years before in the terror of the French Wars of Religion. The blood-feud between the Forsters and the Ridleys has been in abeyance; now it begins to smoulder again, its embers rekindled by the passions and betrayals of the past. What readers are saying about Judith Lennox: 'Judith Lennox writes wonderful stories which are compelling and beautifully descriptive''Another wonderful story of power and greed, but always with the thread of passion''Five stars'
Theft of Life
By Imogen Robertson
London, 1785. When the body of a former West Indies planter is found outside St Paul's Cathedral, suspicion abounds. But talk is not only of the man's death. His past brings a tide of fear directly to Harriet Westerman's door where William Geddings, senior footman, knows more than he is prepared to confess.In search of answers, Harriet and her friend, anatomist Gabriel Crowther, reluctantly explore the dark and destructive world of Britain's slave trade. And as Harriet must confront an ugly truth close to home, London's hidden network of slave traders are forced to face the light. Francis Glass, a former slave, holds the key to their anonymity and no one can be sure what he plans to do with it.When some people will risk everything for their reputation, some acts can never be forgiven.
Toast & Marmalade
By Emma Bridgewater
This is the black and white paperback edition of Toast & Marmalade and Other Stories, published in hardback in 2014 by Saltyard Books. If you would like the original colour illustrated version of Toast & Marmalade it is available in hardback. 'Emma Bridgewater, queen of kitchenware, proves herself to be queen of the memoir too.' Stephen Fry'What a great read - a true British inspiration story - I loved it!' Cath Kidston'Emma Bridgewater's captivating recipe for a happy family life: food, passion, work, love.' Meg RosoffPlunge into the world of pottery, family, childhood, work, motorway service stations, holidays, beaches, markets, recipes, dressing-up boxes, patchworking, country & western music, picnics, camping and the lost world of telephone calls costing 2p. Emma Bridgewater looks back on her life and work, with a wonderful patchwork of stories that show the inspirations behind the Bridgewater business and how it all started after a failed attempt to find the perfect birthday present...
Teardrop Lane: Eternity Springs Book 9
By Emily March
For fans of Robyn Carr, Barbara Freethy, Susan Mallery and Sheryl Woods. Teardrop Lane is the touching ninth novel in New York Times bestselling author Emily March's warm and uplifting romance series about a small town with a big heart. Town physician Rose Anderson hides a well of sadness behind her cheerful and capable professionalism. Heartbreak has only reinforced her belief that marriage and children aren't in her future. Yet she's a woman with a pulse - and when sexy, brooding artist Hunt Cicero shows up at her office with his young nephew, the sheer physical attraction he ignites in her is both exciting and unsettling.Hunt has an artist's passionate temperament and a bachelor's lifestyle. So when he becomes guardian to his sister's children, he's riddled with conflict - and in way over his head. Without Rose and her warm maternal instincts, he'd be lost. Still, she's a woman who guards her own heart, and he's a novice when it comes to commitment. Can the healing magic of Eternity Springs shine on this patchwork family and allow Hunt and Rose to trust that love is the fabric holding them together?Escape to Eternity Springs, a little piece of heaven in the Colorado Rockies, with the other books in the series, Hummingbird Lake, Heartache Falls, Mistletoe Mine, Lover's Leap, Nightingale Way, Reflection Point, Miracle Road, Dreamweaver Trail, Teardrop Lane, Heartsong Cottage, Reunion Pass, Christmas In Eternity Springs.
Tomorrow and Tomorrow
By Tom Sweterlitsch
Ten years after the attack that reduced Pittsburgh to ashes, all that remains is the Archive: an interactive digital record of the city and its people.John Dominic Blaxton is a 'lucky one'. He survived the blast, but, crippled by the loss of his wife and unborn daughter, his days are spent immersed in the Archive with the ghosts of yesterday.It is there that he finds the record of a forgotten body. Who was this woman? And why is someone hacking the system to delete her seemingly unremarkable life? The hunt for the truth will drag Dominic from the darkest corners of the past into a deadly and very present nightmare.
The Testimony of the Hanged Man (Inspector Ben Ross Mystery 5)
By Ann Granger
A hanged man would say anything to save his life. But what if his testimony is true?When Inspector Ben Ross is called to Newgate Prison by a man condemned to die by the hangman's noose he isn't expecting to give any credence to the man's testimony. But the account of a murder he witnessed over seventeen years ago is so utterly believeable that Ben can't help wondering if what he's heard is true. It's too late to save the man's life, but it's not too late to investigate a murder that has gone undetected for all these years.