Mirabelle's past is shrouded in secrecy, from her parents' tragic deaths to her guardians' half-truths about why she can't return to her birthplace, Beau Rivage. Desperate to see the town, Mira runs away—and discovers a world she never could have imagined. In Beau Rivage, nothing is what it seems—the strangely pale girl with a morbid interest in apples, the obnoxious playboy who's a beast to everyone he meets, and the chivalrous guy who has a thing for damsels in distress. Here, fairy tales come to life, curses are awakened, and ancient stories are played out again and again. But fairy tales aren't pretty things, and they don't always end in happily ever after. Mira has a role to play, a fairy tale destiny to embrace or resist. As she struggles to take control of her fate, Mira is drawn into the lives of two brothers with fairy tale curses of their own...brothers who share a dark secret. And she'll find that love, just like fairy tales, can have sharp edges and hidden thorns.

Author Sarah Cross
Isbn 1606843249
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2012-01-01
Pages 336
Language English
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A hard-hitting, tour de force tale of the mob and the man who makes sure their rules are the only rules, by the American master of crime George V. Higgins. Jackie Cogan is an enforcer, and when the mob's rules get broken, Cogan is called in to take care of business. This time a high-stakes card game has been held up by an unknown gang of thugs. Calculating, ruthless, businesslike, and with a shrewd sense of other people's weaknesses, Cogan plies his trade, moving among a variety of hoods, hangers-on, and big-timers, tracking those responsible, and returning "law and order" to the lawless Boston underworld. Combining remarkable wit, crackling dialogue, and a singular ability to show criminal life as it is lived, George V. Higgins builds an incredible story of crime to an unforgettable climax.

Author George V. Higgins
Isbn 0307947238
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-11-01
Pages 224
Language English
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The Nightcap Strangler… He terrorized a small Vermont town 16 years ago and recently died in prison. Not a single murder in all that time. Until now. Rookie cop Bryan Kendal’s lover is dead in his bed. Strangled. Nightcap’s signature shot glass on the nightstand. On the opposite coast… Bryan’s high school girlfriend Dawn knows she’s the only one who can help him. But it will mean facing Bryan for the first time, five years after running away without a word. Worse, it’ll mean facing the demons that chased her across the country to begin with. He might never forgive her… But he has accept her help when the victims start to pile up, and they both know they’re the only ones who can stop it. And they can only do it together. The killer knows it, too. He also knows Dawn is just his type. The kind of girl he’d like to share a nightcap with.

Author Maggie Shayne
Isbn 1945038837
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-09-13
Pages 300
Language English
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***Special anniversary edition, with a new introduction by Sophie Hannah*** You remember an idyllic childhood. But your memory is deceitful. And possibly deadly . . . When a skeleton is unearthed in the Martellos' garden, Jane Martello is shocked to learn it's that of her childhood friend, Natalie, who went missing twenty-five years before. Jane is encouraged by her therapist to recover what really took place when she was a child - and what happened to Natalie. But as Jane learns the truth about her past, is she putting her own future at terrible risk? "A perfect blend of emotional honesty and plot-related trickery" Sophie Hannah "The Memory Game was the book that made me want to write a psychological thriller" Laura Marshall, no.1 bestselling author of Friend Request.

Author Nicci French
Isbn 0141918462
Genre Fiction
Year 2008-03-06
Pages 416
Language English
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This book is open access under a CC BY license. This book explores the impact that professional volunteers have on the low resource countries they choose to spend time in. Whilst individual volunteering may be of immediate benefit to individual patients, this intervention may have detrimental effects on local health systems; distorting labour markets, accentuating dependencies and creating opportunities for corruption. Improved volunteer deployment may avoid these risks and present opportunities for sustainable systems change. The empirical research presented in this book stems from a specific volunteering intervention funded by the Tropical Health Education Trust and focused on improving maternal and newborn health in Uganda. However, important opportunities exist for policy transfer to other contexts.

Author Helen Louise Ackers,James Ackers-Johnson
Isbn 1137558334
Genre Political Science
Year 2016-12-26
Pages 173
Language English
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Il est le pire qui pouvait lui arriver... et le meilleur ? None est un tueur à gages au sein de l’Organisation. Quand il découvre sa cible du jour, il ne peut se décider à la tuer : Eva est belle, seule… et enceinte. Pour ne pas laisser de traces et la sauver d’une mort certaine, il la kidnappe. Forcés de cohabiter, None et Eva commencent par s’opposer avant de s’apprivoiser. Le désir s'immisce entre eux, mais ils doivent impérativement le refouler : impossible de succomber dans ces circonstances ! Mais plus la situation dégénère, plus les deux opposés s’attirent… Comment pourraient-ils résister alors qu’ils brûlent de se découvrir ? *** Je remonte vers son visage et prends possession de ses lèvres, avant de dévier vers sa mâchoire, que je parsème de baisers de plus en plus avides. Mes mains se posent sur sa taille et je savoure sa peau si douce sous le cal de mes doigts qui s’embrasent au contact de son épiderme si chaud. Jamais je n’avais remarqué ce besoin de toucher avant de connaître Eva. Je me repais de ce contact qui m’électrise et m’attire comme un aimant. Mes doigts glissent plus bas encore, caressent ses jambes, remontent vers son pubis, la faisant sursauter quand ils braquent vers son intimité. Pour autant je ne m’arrête pas, et ma main droite passe entre ses cuisses en les écartant légèrement. Eva me laisse faire. Mieux, elle renforce mon intrusion en relevant les genoux. Je souris alors que mes doigts se faufilent entre ses plis, que je me mets à caresser doucement, attentif aux gémissements qu’elle commence à émettre. Je me débarrasse de mon boxer en quelques mouvements. – Dis-moi que tu veux, je murmure comme une plainte. Putain, dis-moi qu’on peut… *** Killing me Softly, de Clara Nové, premiers chapitres du roman.

Author Clara Nové
Isbn
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-06-29
Pages N.A
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(Piano Vocal). This sheet music features an arrangement for piano and voice with guitar chord frames, with the melody presented in the right hand of the piano part as well as in the vocal line.

Author ,
Isbn 1540074854
Genre Music
Year 2006-08-01
Pages 4
Language English
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The Christian life is actually a kind of death. We die to ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Jesus. Dying in Christ, however, is an opportunity—to experience the comforting presence of the Holy Spirit as we spread the Good News of a God who loves us enough to save us and remake us in his image. Efrem Smith helps us see that Christian discipleship is a counterintuitive life. In a world turned upside down by sin, God carefully and lovingly strips us of worldly values and turns us right-side up as good citizens and ambassadors of his Kingdom.

Author Efrem Smith
Isbn 163146521X
Genre Religion
Year 2017-02-01
Pages 192
Language English
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“A winning look at the stories behind 45 pop, punk, folk, soul and country classics” in the words of Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Cyndi Lauper and more (The Washington Post). Every great song has a fascinating backstory. And here, writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five era-defining hits woven from interviews with the artists who created them, including such legendary tunes as the Isley Brothers’ Shout, Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love, Janis Joplin’s Mercedes Benz, and R.E.M’s Losing My Religion. After receiving his discharge from the army in 1968, John Fogerty did a handstand—and reworked Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony to come up with Proud Mary. Joni Mitchell remembers living in a cave on Crete with the mean old daddy who inspired her 1971 hit Carey. Elvis Costello talks about writing (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes in ten minutes on the train to Liverpool. And Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart, the Clash, Jimmy Cliff, Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder, Keith Richards, Cyndi Lauper, and many other leading artists reveal the emotions, inspirations, and techniques behind their influential works. Anatomy of a Song is a love letter to the songs that have defined generations of listeners and “a rich history of both the music industry and the baby boomer era” (Los Angeles Times Book Review).

Author Marc Myers
Isbn 0802189652
Genre Music
Year 2016-11-01
Pages 336
Language English
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When we look around us, we find so much suffering in the world that we can’t help but ask “Why”? Long time ago God in Hosea 4:6 lamented that his people were being destroyed for the lack of knowledge. His people are still being destroyed today. The question again is “Why”? In John 10:10, Jesus said the devil comes into our lives not to do anything but to steal, kill and destroy. As believers, Jesus has given us the authority over all the powers of the thief, murderer, destroyer, and our real enemy Satan, also known as the devil. Somehow, we seem to have forgotten our spiritual heritage, our spiritual rights and responsibilities, and therefore the devil has taken undue advantage of our ignorance. This book along with the companion end-time spiritual warfare prayer book, Target or Weapon- The Prayer Book provide instructions on how to stand on the Word of God, to help you vanquish the controlling spirits in your life. Let these prayers be part of your daily spiritual exercise. Standing on the Word of God causes a shaking in the spiritual realm on your behalf, because God backs His Word and watches to perform it.

Author EBENEZER GYASI
Isbn 1418472743
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year 2006-04-19
Pages 196
Language English
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I have a secret. Darkness exists. I try to hide, but where can I go when it lives inside me? On the run from those who want to kill me, I’ve made an uneasy alliance and found a new home. Everything is going just fine until a coven of witches walk into the pub where I work. Broody, sexy, and scary as hell, I’m determined to avoid them, no matter how much attraction sizzles between us. But Ezra, Alexander, Jason, and Benjamin have no intention of leaving me alone. They’re the council’s finest hunters, and they recognize the darkness that lives inside me, even if they don’t know what it is. They’re in town on a mission and agree to hold off turning me in. Which means I have limited time to convince them I’m not a bad person. The darkness inside me is growing, though, and when it breaks free in public, I’ll be forced to face the consequence. The only question is, can I trust these men who I feel a bond with, or will it lead to my destruction? p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px}

Author K.A Knight
Isbn 194818561X
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-10-21
Pages 280
Language English
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Killing Me Softly, by the acclaimed and Sunday Times bestselling author Nicci French, is a terrifying journey into the heart of obsession . . . 'Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition' Sophie Hannah *** You have everything. But you give it up for an affair. You're in passionate love. And grave danger... Alice Loudon couldn't resist abandoning her old, safe life for a wild affair. And in Adam Tallis, a rugged mountaineer with a murky past, she finds a man who can teach her things about herself that she never even suspected. But sexual obsession has its dark side - and so does Adam. Soon both are threatening all that Alice has left. First her sanity. Then her life. *** Praise for Nicci French: 'French leads the field' Sunday Express 'Brilliantly crafted . . . masterly control of suspense' Daily Mirror 'Tense, frightening, gripping' Easy Living 'Dark, nerve-tingling and addictive' Daily Express

Author Nicci French
Isbn 0141923660
Genre Fiction
Year 2008-03-06
Pages 384
Language English
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The classic novel from "America's best crime novelist" (Time), with a new introduction by Dennis Lehane George V. Higgins's seminal crime novel is a down-and-dirty tale of thieves, mobsters, and cops on the mean streets of Boston. When small-time gunrunner Eddie Coyle is convicted on a felony, he's looking at three years in the pen--that is, unless he sells out one of his big-fish clients to the DA. But which of the many hoods, gunmen, and executioners whom he calls his friends should he send up the river? Told almost entirely in crackling dialogue by a vivid cast of lowlifes and detectives, The Friends of Eddie Coyle is one of the greatest crime novels ever written. “The best crime novel ever written--makes The Maltese Falcon read like Nancy Drew.” -- Elmore Leonard

Author George V. Higgins
Isbn 9781429931984
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-04-27
Pages 192
Language English
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More than any other person, Deke Sharon is responsible for the current success of pop a cappella. Founder of the House Jacks (the original “rock band without instruments”), Deke continues to influence through his work with The Sing-Off, Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, and Vocalosity. Combine Deke’s expertise with that of directors Ben Spalding and Brody McDonald, add a foreword by Ben Folds, throw in advice from contributors like Peter Hollens, and you have the most comprehensive volume ever created on the subject of contemporary a cappella singing. Sections include: * Setting the Stage * Getting the Band Together * Arranging * Preparing * Technology * Making a Name * and more!

Author Deke Sharon,Ben Spalding,Brody McDonald
Isbn 0739090410
Genre Music
Year 2015-12-01
Pages 404
Language English
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KILLING ME SOFTLY Belle è sempre stata una ragazza timida. Frequenta con scarso interesse Rocky, un suo coetaneo. Ma un giorno, all’uscita di scuola, tutto cambia. Vede un motociclista tatuato, bello come il sole. Il suo nome è Pryce, ed è quello che si dice un cattivo elemento, amante delle donne e delle risse. Belle non sa resistere al fascino del proibito e si lascia sedurre da Pryce, che non aspetta altro. Ma l’amore è dietro l’angolo e non mancherà di ferire entrambi. Un racconto pieno di erotismo e sentimenti, una storia d’amore adolescenziale. KILLING ME SOFTLY (stralcio) Io e Pryce ci scrutiamo con interesse, c’è una profonda attrazione fra noi due, e io per prima la sento. «Vieni a fare un giro in moto, con me» si offre lui. Mi metto a ridere e non rispondo. «Allora? Non sai quello che ti perdi» mi fa l’occhiolino. La tentazione è troppo forte per poter resistere. Salgo sul sellino della sua Honda, mi aggrappo alle sue spalle. Ha il corpo caldo. «Tieniti forte, bambolina» ride. Accelera di colpo e sono costretta ad abbracciarlo. Lo sento ancora più caldo. Sono felice di stare con lui, Pryce è tutto quello che volevo.

Author Penelope Pierce
Isbn
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-10-13
Pages N.A
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Martin war bereit für den Mord an Samantha. Ihr Ehemann gab den Auftrag, bezahlte ihn dafür. In jener Nacht, in der er auf Geschäftsreise war, sollte es geschehen. Doch der Killer ahnte nicht, dass Samantha ihren Tod bereits vorbereitet hatte. 24 Seiten, die ein ganzes Leben erzählen...

Author Victory
Isbn 3746946891
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-07-09
Pages 24
Language English
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Du bekommst meinen Körper und lässt mir dafür mein Leben. Was für ein heißes Angebot ... Salazar, der kaltblütige Profikiller, ist hin- und hergerissen. Diese sexy Frau ist ein unkalkulierbares Sicherheitsrisiko, das eigentlich beseitigt werden muss. Die junge Fotografin war einfach zur falschen Zeit am falschen Ort ... Doch Salazar kann nicht anders und nimmt den verlockenden Deal an. Es wird eine Nacht, die alles verändert. Dieser Killer besteht nur aus Muskeln, der harte Sex beschert Rose die Höhepunkte ihres Lebens. Er ist für sie wie eine Droge: tödlich, aber zugleich berauschend und sanft ... Auch Salazar weiß nicht, wie ihm geschieht. In nur einer Nacht hat Rose ihm gezeigt, was es bedeutet, zu fühlen. Aber noch ahnt er nicht, wen Rose gerade mit ihm betrügt: Ihr Freund Mike ist ausgerechnet der FBI-Agent, der Salazar seit Monaten jagt ... Ein heißes und tödliches Abenteuer beginnt. Mike ist entschlossen, Salazar zu finden und Rose zurückzuholen. Zwei Alpha-Männer sexy, hart und kompromisslos, und beide nicht bereit, die Frau ihres Herzens aufzugeben...

Author Bärbel Muschiol
Isbn 3955736660
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-10-20
Pages 220
Language English
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For centuries, romance stories have captured the hearts of so many readers. There is something about the passion between people that captivates others. Maybe, in part, that people longed to be loved and to love. Many spend their entire lives in quest of one of the most powerful emotions known to man. Most people get a glimpse of it from time to time; others may be so fortunate to taste it on occasion, but very few couples honestly experience it. Those who do, their lives are a testament to loves power. Those who have the privilege to see it unfold and unveil often refer to the mystery and magic it brings. People tend to open their hearts to the couple. They step outside of the continuum of reality, only to take a step forward into the land where fairy tales are born. They become an active part in and of the story. They are swept out to unknown seaswaiting, watching, and wanting to see where the direction the story sails.

Author L. C. Markland
Isbn 1512710083
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-09-28
Pages 214
Language English
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Some relationships are not what it's supposed to be. There are some folks in life you can trust, and some you can't. Marriage is a beautiful thing, and shouldn't be played with not only because it's a serious thing dealing with people's lives. You need to be very sure of what you're doing. You're not only committing yourself to that person you are making a vow in front of God That should never be broken. A part of the vow is for better or worst. What makes a partner change their ways? Could it be money, another women or Man, drugs, or is it just in them? What make them do the things they do? Why do some of them have skeletons in their closets? I want you to know that skeletons get lonely too and they do come out.

Author Jeanette Shaw
Isbn 1479720135
Genre Drama
Year 2012-09
Pages 98
Language English
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