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September Book of the Month

WHEN I'M WITH YOU - EXCERPT

A sizzling excerpt from When I'm With You, Book 2 in Beth Kery's captivating Because You Are Mine series.

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Fire Force

Matt Lynn
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Matt Lynn

The new high-stakes, action-packed military thriller from the author of DEATH FORCE. Batota, Africa. A nation under the rule of a brutal, aging dictator. A group of businessmen believe there is only one way to save the country they still love: the President must be assassinated. And the men from Death Inc., the band of elite mercenaries for whom no job is too dangerous, have been hired for the task. Steve West, Ollie Hall and the rest of the unit from Death Force are plunged into a high-stakes battle for the future of one of Africa's most important yet tragic countries. But the mission is not what it seems. And soon they are fighting for their own lives against one of the most savage, ruthless regimes on the planet...

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Special Forces Heroes

Michael Ashcroft
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Michael Ashcroft

This book tells the stories of forty heroes, all awarded bravery medals for their conduct during Special Forces missions over the last 150 years. Often covert hit-and-run operations involving very small numbers of highly skilled men, those who partake in these missions know that their goals involve a high level of risk. They are men who would die for their country, no questions asked. With many incredible stories, particularly from the Second World War, including the Cockleshell Heroes, and other conflicts from the twentieth century, such as the Iranian Embassy siege, this collection of real-life action adventure brings the bravery of Britain's heroes to life.Every medal in Lord Ashcroft's extensive collection tells a story and these are some of the most thrilling.

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Task Force

John Parker
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John Parker

The Royal Navy at the start of the twenty-first century had undergone the most remarkable transformation. The Fleet is today the smallest since the start of the Napoleonic wars as surface vessels are no longer viable as a principal line of defence. That preserve is now in the hands of Britain's nuclear-armed submarine fleet, well chronicled in THE SILENT SERVICE and the Air Force, as outlined in STRIKE COMMAND. This book will complete the triangle of our essential military might, telling the story of today's sea-going ultra-mobile, rapid reaction, missile- and aircraft-carrying task force. John Parker includes personal interviews from the men and women who have served in the Senior Service to bring his story vividly to life.

Adam J. Jackson

As a young boy, Adam J. Jackson was plagued by the skin disorder psoriasis. From acute physical and social suffering, he went on to develop one of the world's most successful non-steroid treatments for the condition, and now helps thousands of fellow sufferers. Adam is now an internationally renowned therapist, motivational speaker and author. His SECRETS OF ABUNDANT HEALTH, WEALTH AND HAPPINESS series has been translated in 27 languages. Adam has appeared on GMTV, The Big Breakfast and Kilroy Silk and has also been featured in the Sunday Express, Today, GQ and Here's Health.

Anthony Middleton

Anthony Middleton, Colin Maclachlan, Jason 'Foxy' Fox and Matthew 'Ollie' Ollerton make up the Directing Staff on the Channel 4 series SAS: Who Dares Wins, where they put members of the public through the rigours of a simulated SAS selection process. Together they have dozens of tours of Afghanistan, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Sierra Leone under their belts and have all served in the UK's Special Forces (SAS or SBS).

Ari Gold

Power agent Ari Gold received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University before earning his J.D./M.B.A at the University of Michigan. He is the co-founder, former Senior Partner and co-CEO of Miller/Gold Talent Agency and former owner of Terrance McQuewick Agency where he represented a long roster of A-list celebrities. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

Bill Shaw

Bill Shaw has survived some of the toughest war zones in the world during his twenty-eight years in the British Army, including Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Columbia, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Gulf War, and was awarded an MBE for his service. In March 2010, Bill was wrongfully arrested in Afghanistan and accused of corruption, despite a lack of any evidence against him. Bill was held in Kabul's Pul-e-Charkhi prison, alongside inmates from the Taliban and al-Qaeda. After a sustained campaign fight by his family back at home, he was finally released four months later after all charges were dropped. Bill is married with children and grandchildren and divides his time between Leeds and Spain. KILL SWITCH is his first book.

Chris Anderson

CHRIS ANDERSON is TED's president and head curator. Trained as a journalist after graduating from Oxford University, Anderson launched more than 100 successful magazines and websites before turning his attention to TED, which he and his non-profit organization acquired in 2001. His TED mantra - 'ideas worth spreading' - continues to blossom on an international scale. He lives in New York City.

David Hanson

David Hanson is a former television drama producer who has worked on series including Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Grange Hill and Brookside.He has written a number of books including Access All Areas: Coronation Street. A consultant on the Channel 4 series, The Mill, he knows the Quarry Bank Mill extremely well and is an authority on its archive.David was born in Manchester in 1957. The father of five sons, he now lives in Cheshire.

Dawn Harper

Dr Dawn Harper works as a GP in Stroud, Gloucestershire. She studied at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. Since 2007 she has been one of the presenters on the BAFTA award-winning Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4 and presented Born Naughty?. She has also appeared regularly on ITV's This Morning, Channel 5's The Wright Stuff and was on the celebrity series of The Island with Bear Grylls. She is a regular on LBC, Talk Radio and Woman's Hour and works closely with Public Health England on a wide variety of health campaigns and with Jamie Oliver on the SugarSmart campaign.

Gene Stone

Gene Stone is the author or co-author of over thirty books, including The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick and the No.1 New York Times bestseller Forks Over Knives.

Hank Paulson

Henry M. Paulson, Jr., served as CEO of Goldman Sachs (1999-2006), 74th secretary of the U.S. Treasury (2006-2009), and chairman of the Nature Conservancy (2004-2006). He has sat across the bargaining table from countless Chinese politicians and CEOs as a banker, a statesman, and an environmentalist. Since leaving Washington, the former Treasury secretary has worked on bridging the gap between the U.S. and China through the Paulson Institute, which he describes not as a think tank but as a "think and do" tank.

Jacquelyn Benson

Award-nominated playwright Jacquelyn Benson always wanted to grow up to be Indiana Jones, but since real archaeology involves cataloguing pot shards and digging through muck rather than diving out of planes and battling Nazis, she is devoted to shamelessly making things up instead. After studying anthropology in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Jacquleyn is now married and living in Dublin, New Hampshire. When not writing, you may find her turning flowers into wine, herding her unruly offspring, or hiding under a blanket devouring genre fiction. THE SMOKE HUNTER is her debut novel.Follow Jacquelyn on Twitter @JBheartswords, find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jacquelynbensonauthor, and visit her website www.jacquelynbenson.com.

John Parker

John Parker, a journalist and former Fleet Street editor, has undertaken many investigative projects in his writing career with topics ranging from the Mafia to Northern Ireland. His numerous books include several military bestsellers including THE GURKHAS, DEATH OF A HERO and SBS: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE.

Matt Lynn

Matt Lynn is a thriller writer and financial commentator. He has written regularly for Bloomberg and The Sunday Times. His action-adventure Death Force thrillers feature a group of mercenaries fighting around the world. He is the author of Bust: Greece, The Euro and The Sovereign Debt Crisis.

Michael Ashcroft

Lord Ashcroft, KCMG, is an international businessman, author and philanthropist. He has a life-long interest in bravery and gallantry medals. His collection of Victoria Crosses - the largest in the world - and George Crosses can be seen in the Lord Ashcroft Gallery, alongside other similar decorations owned by, or in the care of, the Imperial War Museum in London. He is also a Trustee of the Imperial War Museum Foundation Ltd, Vice Patron of the Intelligence Corps Museum and a principal benefactor to the Bomber Command Memorial, donating £1 million to the cause.The author's royalties from each of his books on gallantry have been donated to military charities.

Neale Simpson

The book was conceived and written by the key people behind the return of the series. Neale Simpson (Executive Producer), Chris Lore (Series Producer), Anna Kidd (Series Games Executive), Toby Smith (Development Executive) and Meral Taze (Games Producer) are all are self-confessed maze fanatics who had as much fun writing the book as they did running around the Aztec zone. Only one of them fell off a wet log in games testing. They asked for this information to be kept confidential. It was Meral.

Nolan Bushnell

Nolan Bushnell is a technology pioneer, entrepreneur and engineer. Often cited as the father of the video-game industry, he is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation.

Robin Chase

Robin Chase is the co-founder and first CEO of Zipcar. She is also co-founder of three other companies (Veniam, Buzzcar, and GoLoco). She was named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World, a BusinessWeek Top Ten Designer, a Fast Company Champion of Innovation and has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, Today, Wired, Forbes, Inc and Newsweek. She lives in Cambridge, MA.