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Survivors

G X Todd
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G X Todd

'Extraordinary' Lee Child'Of a piece with Stephen King's The Stand' Independent'Thrilling . . . Todd skilfully captures hope and humanity in the lives of characters whom the reader comes to care about' GuardianThe girl is in the eye of the storm. Under the red skies, a stranger is led by the voice in his head.He must find the girl. He must find the survivors.Before another gets to them first . . .Survivors is the highly anticipated third instalment in the acclaimed Voices series by G X Todd, following the spectacular novels Defender and Hunted. Good and Evil are closer than ever before in a world where the voices in your head can save or slaughter you.

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Last Ones Left Alive

Sarah Davis-Goff
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Sarah Davis-Goff

'Gripped me as much by the heart as it did by the throat' Kiran Millwood Hargrave'A raw emotional depth-charge of a novel' MR CareyRemember your Just-In-Cases. Beware Tall Buildings. Watch Your SixRaised by her mother and Maeve on Slanbeg, an island off the west coast of Ireland, Orpen has a childhood of love and stories by the fireside. But the stories grow darker, and the training begins. Ireland has been devoured by a ravening menace known as the skrake, and though Slanbeg is safe for now, the women must always be ready to run, or to fight.When Maeve is bitten, Orpen is faced with a dilemma: kill Maeve before her transformation is complete, or try to get help. So Orpen sets off, with Maeve in a wheelbarrow and her dog at her side, in the hope of finding other survivors, and a cure. It is a journey that will test Orpen to her limits, on which she will learn who she really is, who she really loves, and how to imagine a future in a world that ended before she was born.

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Hunted

G X Todd
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G X Todd

The second novel in one of the **MOST TALKED-ABOUT** post-apocalyptic series. 'Thrilling . . . Todd skilfully captures hope and humanity in the lives of characters whom the reader comes to care about: Hunted, like Defender, is an impressive achievement' Guardian The girl has no one to defend her now . . .The hunt for the girl, Lacey, is on. One man is tormented by an inner voice that isn't his. It eats away at his sanity and, with cruel precision, orders the lawless to follow him. Their mission is to find the girl, steal what she knows ... and kill.In an Inn by the sea, Albus gathers a family of warriors and waits to be called upon. He doesn't know yet why Lacey is important, but he trusts his sister. And Ruby says he must find the girl - before it's too late.A great power lives in Lacey and she has a destiny to fulfil. Whether for good or ill remains to be seen ...Hunted is the second book in the must-read Voices series, where a voice in your head might be all that stands between survival and death. 'Compelling, suspenseful and altogether extraordinary' Lee Child'Of a piece with Stephen King's The Stand' Independent'Hunted is a smart, fast-paced, brave and classy thriller' Gillian McAllister What readers are saying about Defender and Hunted: 'A genius debut that grips you from start to finish''Takes the story to a whole other level. Can't wait to see what happens next!''Amazing, thrilling, emotional''Defender is a modern classic and Hunted is too''It's now 5:36am and I have given up on sleep!''I need to talk to you about a really great book'

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Defender

G X Todd
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G X Todd
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Eight Ways To Ecstasy: Art of Passion 2

Jeanette Grey
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Jeanette Grey

Jeanette Grey whisks you away to New York City in the powerfully seductive Eight Ways To Ecstasy. Fans of Christina Lauren, J. Kenner, Maya Banks and Kristen Proby will be blown away by this electrying love story. Kate Reid's whirlwind romance with billionaire playboy Rylan Bellamy complicated her life in ways she'd worked to avoid. She'd fallen hard for his flirtatious charm and given him the one thing no other man had: her trust. Just as Kate began to imagine a future with Rylan, everything fell apart. Now she's starting over in New York ... but even the glittering streets of Manhattan can't erase the memory of Rylan knocking her off her feet and sweeping her into the most erotic, unforgettable week of her life.It's been months, and Rylan still can't forget Kate. Months since he bared his soul at her feet. Months since he drove away the only woman to ever make him feel. Kate changed his world and now Rylan is determined to win her back-no matter what it takes. After crossing an ocean to reach her, he makes a deal with Kate: one more week, for one more chance. Now it's up to Rylan to show Kate all the ways they fit together ... and prove that this player has met his perfect match.Totally captivated by Kate and Rylan's intoxicating story? Don't miss where it all began, in Seven Nights To Surrender.

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The Chalet: A Submissive Novella 3.5

Tara Sue Me
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Tara Sue Me

First is the romantic wedding. Then comes the highly anticipated honeymoon that's almost too hot to believe... Fans of E. L. James, Sylvia Day, Maya Banks and Beth Kery will be enthralled by New York Times bestselling author Tara Sue Me's enticing, tantalizing Submissive series.Submitting her body was only the beginning. Abby King didn't know true passion until she gave herself to Nathaniel West, one of New York City's most eligible bachelors and desired Dominants. Now, on the eve of her marriage, she realizes all her dreams are coming true. And with a romantic honeymoon getaway planned at a secluded Swiss chalet, she's sure Nathaniel will find even more fantasies to fulfill... Nathaniel never thought he'd settle down until Abby broke down his barriers and changed his plans. With their wedding only weeks away, he can barely wait to possess her completely - heart, body, and soul - and show her the true meaning of being both a wife and a submissive. Only Abby has one more challenge in store before she becomes his: no sex and no collar for one month before the wedding. Nathaniel is willing to give it a shot but he has one scandalous stipulation - once that month is up, anything goes...Before there was the fan fiction that became Fifty Shades of Grey, there was The Submissive... Indulge in the series that started it all: The Submissive, The Dominant, The Training, The Chalet, The Enticement, The Collar, The Exhibitionist and The Master.

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Contract

Simon Spurrier
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Simon Spurrier

Life becomes complicated when the dead won't stay dead, in this stunning debut by Simon Spurrier. Michael Point doesn't seem anything special. He dresses conservatively, is thoughtful, methodical and well spoken. He also happens to kill people for a living. It's not about getting back at the world; for Michael it's much simpler than that: It's All About The Money. But things are starting to get strange: his hits are coming back to life and trying to kill him. Is he losing his mind? Or is could it be that the things he sees aren't delusions at all, but hints of a divine conflict: a heavenly war, sucking him in...?

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Bumpalicious

Denise Van Outen
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Denise Van Outen

Denise van Outen is one of theUK's most loved TV personalities. She's beautiful and successful, and she's recently given birth to beautiful baby Betsy! But Denise is just like any other new mum, and has experienced all the joys and the challenges that come with pregnancy.When Denise found out she was expecting Betsy, she went straight out and bought a wide range of titles, from celebrity mumoir to practical guides to eating and exercising properly. But all of these books were missing something - the element of fun!BUMPALICIOUS is much more than just a pregnancy diary - as well as Denise's own personal experiences, you'll also find helpful hints and tips, non-judgemental advice, nutritional and technical advice from food and fitness experts and, above all, a book that encourages you to relax and ENJOY the excitement of pregnancy and the first few months of being a new mum. Reading BUMPALICIOUS is like sitting down and having a good old natter with Denise, from the comfort of your couch.

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Bumpalicious

Denise Van Outen
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Denise Van Outen

When Denise found out she was expecting Betsy, she went straight out and bought a wide range of titles, from celebrity mumoir to practical guides to eating and exercising properly. But all of these books were missing something - the element of fun! BUMPALICIOUS is much more than just a pregnancy diary - as well as Denise's own personal experiences, you'll also find helpful hints and tips, non-judgemental advice, nutritional and technical advice from food and fitness experts and, above all, a book that encourages you to relax and ENJOY the excitement of pregnancy and the first few months of being a new mum.  The road to giving birth may be a bumpy one but it's not all swollen ankles and morning sickness. A frank first-hand account of what to expect when you're expecting, reading BUMPALICIOUS is like sitting down and having a good old natter with Denise, from the comfort of your couch.

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Wife, Interrupted

Amy Molloy
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Amy Molloy

My story begins where most women hope theirs will end - with a big, white wedding. After all, isn't that how every good fairy tale finishes?I thought so. And at 23, in love and engaged, it seemed my 'happy ever after' was secure...That is until the man of my dreams died three weeks into our marriage. Look at me now: a 23 year old widow. You'd never guess. I've learnt to hide it well.Because the way I saw it, there were only two options...A) Dress in black, become a recluse and watch my wedding video on a loop?ORB) Decide falling in love again is out of the question and choose an easy, uncomplicated alternative - sex...Funny, powerful, and painfully honest, WIFE, INTERRUPTED examines the complicated process of grieving - and proves that sometimes the most unthinkable things can be the most comforting.

TOUCH AND GO

The Sunday Times top ten bestseller Lisa Gardner's latest thriller, TOUCH AND GO, is out now in paperback. Here's an exclusive look at chapter one to whet your appetite...

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Evil will follow you… Wherever you go. Can you find a way to hide? If you like Karen Rose, Katia Lief or Mary Burton you’ll love Debra Webb’s bestselling Faces of Evil series. Click below to read the first chapter of the third instalment, POWER, published for the first time in the UK this month.

POWER by Debra Webb

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Evil will follow you… Wherever you go. Can you find a way to hide? If you like Karen Rose, Katia Lief or Mary Burton you’ll love Debra Webb’s bestselling Faces of Evil series. Click below to read the first chapter of the third instalment, POWER, published for the first time in the UK this month.

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Librarian G X Todd pens dystopian series for Headline.

Simon Spurrier

Simon Spurrier was born in 1981. After completing a degree in Film and Television Production at S.I.A.D, he was awarded a screenplay bursary with the National Academy of Writing and found employment with the BBC as an Art Director. He has since become a key contributor to the UK's foremost Graphic Novel ideas-factory 2000AD and has written several licensed works for The Black Library and Abaddon Press. He lives in North London and spends his days abusing his neighbours' unencrypted wireless Internet connections.

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Blog: Alternative Christmas Gift Guide

It's just a week until Christmas, and if you're anything like me you'll somehow still be lying to your nearest and dearest about the amazing gifts you've already bought them. "I can't wait to see your face when you open it," I say again and again, cruelly. Sure, it feels good to deceive, but it's time we all took a long, hard look in the mirror and finally bought those gifts they've always wanted. And who better to inspire us with our choices than regular Amazon customers? If you read the list below and aren't tempted in some way to buy the products described, you're certainly a less pathetic man than I. 1. The Original Three Wolf Moon Adult T-Shirt (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Original-Three-Wolf-Adult-T-Shirt/dp/B002DGFYFA/ref=cm_lmf_tit_3) An instant canine classic in the US, boasting over 1,500 customer reviews, and it's really starting to take off here in the UK too. One customer claims "I no longer recognise Earth's laws" while wearing the garish garment. Another brazenly states "I can hear sounds inaudible to the human ear". But with every positive there must be a negative (physics, so…). One customer complained: "I would also have likes to see 'Howl' written at a 30 degree angle from bottom left in a horror-esque fashion in a dripping blood red font and colour". Another moaned: "I just can't help thinking an additional Wolf wouldn't go a miss.' Fair point, though FOUR wolves seems a tad excessive. There weren't four chipmunks after all. Or wise men. Or even members of Hansen. Food for thought nonetheless. 2. Bic Crystal Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, Black (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bic-Crystal-Ballpoint-Medium-Point/dp/B000JTOYLS/ref=cm_lmf_tit_4) I already know what you are thinking: 'But I've already got loads of those.' Well, my response to that is: 'do you?' Does your Bic pen write well on both the "shopping list on the notice board in the kitchen" AND "the Post-it notes next to the phone"? These customers certainly think so: "I would happily recommend this pen to anyone who is planning on writing on paper", "I sat at my meeting and confidently removed the cap from my pen and it wrote flawlessly, almost immediately." Only one person disliked it, but rather sportingly cautions "left-handers to try before you buy". Good man. 3. Penetrating Wagner's "Ring" (Da Capo Paperback) (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Penetrating-Wagners-Ring-Capo-Paperback/dp/0306804379/ref=cm_lmf_tit_5) "Its climactic final moments leave one exhausted and spent." Need I say more? 4. Chrome Plated Toilet Roll Holder & Storer (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chrome-Plated-Toilet-Holder-Storer/dp/B001TO4Y3K/ref=cm_lmf_tit_9) Apparently only one funny review for this one (besides a very stern, serious complaint about the product's 'depth'…), but it's an instant winner: "I have to say its brilliant, you can dry clothes, or being 35 years old you can put blankets over it and build a fort in the garden which you can use to hide from the wife. She hasn't found me yet." And may you forever be concealed, brave 'Goat Boy'. 5. Aluminium Foil 18" (450mm x 75m) (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aluminium-Foil-450mm-75m-establishment/dp/B003MAEDNA/ref=cm_lmf_tit_14) Arguably the most interesting of the products mentioned thus far, the 18" Aluminium Foil describes itself as 'Great for dispensers'. And buyers certainly believe in it too. From the philosophical - "For every Hamlet, a Laertes. For every Holmes, a Watson. And now, for every kitchen, 18" Aluminium Foil from Sussex Supplies" - to the downright practical - "The generous provision of 75 metres of this 450mm-wide metallic wonder is a refreshing change from the the frustrating 10 metre lengths of inferior products" - and, um, beyond: "By far the best for making aluminium shield hats to ward off aliens". A must buy. But if none of the above tickle your fancy, then why not just drive into the desert until you run out of petrol? Failing that, simply treat a loved one to any of our lovely Christmas titles on the right.

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the author of over thirty acclaimed books and graphic novels for adults and children, including AMERICAN GODS, STARDUST, CORALINE and THE GRAVEYARD BOOK. His most recent novel for adults, THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE was highly acclaimed, appeared on the hardback and paperback Sunday Times bestseller lists and won several awards, including being voted Book of the Year in the National Book Awards 2013: 'Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul' Joanne Harris. The recipient of numerous literary honours, Neil Gaiman's work has been adapted for film, television and radio. He has written scripts for Doctor Who, worked with authors and illustrators including Terry Pratchett, Dave McKean and Chris Riddell, and THE SANDMAN is established as one of the classic graphic novels. As George R R Martin says: 'There's no one quite like Neil Gaiman.'Originally from England, Neil Gaiman now lives in America.

Posted by Christina Demosthenous, Editorial

Blog: Desert Island Reads

When it comes to packing, choosing my holiday reads is definitely the best bit. And while I was spoilt for choice this year, I began imagining (with difficulty) which books I would take with me if I was stranded on a desert island. I’ve put this question to some of my fellow Headliners (asking them to ignore the existence of e-readers, which would eliminate this conundrum…) Feel free to take inspiration for your beach book this summer! I would have to choose E.M. Forster’s Howards End – a book to transport me to the streets of London and travel back in time. It deals with almost everything: issues of class, family, philosophy, gender, art and love, but most importantly, it has a very special place in my heart. My dad once gave me a beautiful edition of Howards End with a message inside, saying he hoped the novel would have the same profound and lasting effect it had on him when he was younger. So as well as keeping me entertained and leaving me enriched, it would help me feel less lonely stranded on a desert island! John Wordsworth from Fiction Editorial thinks that ‘you have to choose something that lends itself to multiple reads. I ploughed through The Brothers Karamazov when I was far too young and found it simultaneously fascinating and baffling, so I’d consider that. Although being stranded on a desert island would be depressing enough without Dostoyevsky, wouldn’t it? I think I’ll have go for a story that my grandmother used to read to me, one that makes me think of home, and reminds me that things have a funny way of working out: The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr Seuss.’ Two books at very opposite ends of the spectrum, John! Laura Ricchetti from Sales would take the complete works of Frank O’Hara, ‘to keep me happy’ and Moby Dick, because ‘it’s a wicked book and might even teach me some sailing stuff so I could get off the island too.’ Good thinking. Emily Kitchin from Fiction Editorial would take I would take Jilly Cooper’s Score! She says: ‘Other than having obvious physical benefits for a desert island (it’s large and would double up nicely as a pillow, foot stool or weapon), it’s got everything you could want in a novel. All the old favourite characters appear (the arrogant yet charismatic Rupert Campbell-Black; his young yet adorable wife; his snooty but desirable daughter Tabitha, and so on), and are on top form gallivanting about, riding horses and having steamy affairs. In time-honoured Jilly Cooper tradition there’s a host of new characters too, including the hot and sexy Frenchman Tristan who becomes embroiled in a love triangle between icy-but-beautiful Tabitha and plain-but-loyal Lucy. There’s a film set, a blood-curdlingly nasty villain in the form of the monstrous Rannaldini, and a whodunit to rival Eastenders’ ‘Who shot Phil Mitchell?’ storyline. It would keep me entertained for hours.’ I’m sold! Publicity’s Elaine Egan chose two books. She cleverly picked The Swiss Family Robinson, ‘a handy and practical guide to living in a remote paradise, hopefully without the beastly creatures’ and as her back-up read, Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, where ‘reading about Yossarian’s jinks would keep me somewhat sane.’ Ben Willis from Publicity would also choose Catch-22 – a popular choice! ‘It's terrifying, silly, hilarious, poignant, dense yet readable, vivid and yet almost cartoonish: basically everything you need to make you feel less aware of being stuck on an island with only a volley ball for company.’ Darcy Nicholson from Fiction Editorial went one better than Elaine and picked three desert island reads. Charles Dickens came out on top with Great Expectations, ‘because this is as meaty a novel as I can imagine – every time I read this, I find new depths, new character flaws, new angles. To me this book is endless.’ Time’s Arrow by Martin Amis comes a close second ‘because fascinating doesn’t even cover it with this one. I could spend hours in open-mouthed awe at the sheer brilliance of Amis’s concept.’ And thirdly, Darcy chose William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, ‘because I have never read it and cannot imagine a more apt time to do so.’ Frances Edwards from Editiorial and Publicity also has three emergency picks. How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran, ‘for the times when I want to laugh until it hurts’, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, which comes top of her list of ‘books I’m embarrassed that I haven’t read’ (and what a better time than to conquer this list than when stranded on a desert island) and finally, ‘anything that Patrick Gale’s ever written’ because ‘he’s got a character to complement every mood and moment. And he writes great stories, beautifully.’ Richard Roper from Non-Fiction Editorial would take Kirsty Young's Desert Island Discs book ‘just to see what other people would be reading on a desert island.’ Great answer! Alternatively, he’d choose Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, partly because ‘it's the first book I can remember properly loving’ and secondly as it would ‘give me hope that other oversized, floatable fruits may lead to my escape.’ Another great answer! Production’s Ant Simnica has two top choices, and neither is a light read! The Dinner by Herman Koch, which he read in one sitting and ‘then wished I’d saved it. Tense, unsettling and darkly funny, The Dinner follows an evening with two brothers and their wives at a restaurant. As we learn of the horrific crime their sons have committed, and the reaction unfolds, it really made me think about far we might go to shift the blame and protect our own’ and Lionel Shriver’s We Need To Talk About Kevin: ‘obviously everyone loved this book, but for good reason. A captivating take on mother-son relationships and how our whole perceptions of ourselves and those closest to us can change so much. A true page turner that builds to a jaw-dropping ending. Probably the only book I’ve ever read twice.’ Sherise Hobbs from Fiction Editorial would choose anything by Tasmina Perry, whose novels are ‘not only wonderfully escapist but also fantastically chunky so they would help me while away the hours.’ Agreed! She would also take a really good nail-biting thriller: ‘I’m desperate to read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, or the latest by Lee Child, Linwood Barclay or Lisa Gardner, to keep my mind sharp as I puzzle over how to escape from the island.’ And finally, Sherise would have to take the complete set of Anne of Green Gables novels, in case ‘I never escape and I need something I can read again and again…and again…and again…’ So there we have it, a fine selection of books in the event of being stranded on a desert island (if you don’t have an e-reader, that is…) Take your pick!

THE HEIST

Our ebook of the month is THE HEIST, the first adventure in an electrifying new series from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg.

by Emylia Hall

From a mother to her son

Dear son The first line of one of my favourite books goes like this… If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it. Well, Calvin Jack Etherington, this is your mother speaking, and I do feel like going into it… I've a few years yet before you can tell me I'm embarrassing you.