The Blessing by Nancy Mitford Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.16 MB Overview: With characteristically amusing malice, Mitford blends a comedy of manners with culture shock as Grace Allingham, a naive English rose, impulsively marries Charles-Edouard de Valhubert, a French nobleman with all his class’s charm and decadence. Both are duped, however, by their son Sigismund — the Blessing of the title — a juvenile Machiavelli who mixes Gallic cunning with Saxon thoroughness to become one of Mitford’s most memorable characters. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Magic, Sorcery & Witchcraft by Stas Borodin (Marcus Grimm #1) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 517 KB Overview: The steppes were always feared, for the steppe warlocks were cruel and ruthless.
For centuries, the tiny kingdom of Lieh was a shield that protected civilization from the hordes of ferocious nomads. But one day, everything changed. The truce that had lasted for many years was broken and a powerful new warlock invaded the kingdom.
Young Marcus Grimm must take up arms and join his father’s army in his maiden battle. Adventurer, student at the Academy of Magic, pirate hunter, army scout and slayer of sorcerers – on the way he will find true friends and make some fearsome enemies. He will become the Hand of Destiny. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Madness by M.L. Banner (Madness #1) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 386 KB Overview:FACT: There’s a real-life parasite that rewires mammals brains for extreme aggressive behavior…
Over half of all the world’s mammals are already infected, but aren’t symptomatic because the parasite remains dormant in most hosts. Like a ticking bomb, this puppet master is patiently waiting for the right time to set off its hosts against the world.
That time is now!
A canceled flight due to a volcanic eruption and a violent animal attack at their port, almost cause Ted and TJ to miss their transatlantic cruise and a needed escape from their busy lives in the US.
But there will be no peace or tranquility on this cruise as something is very wrong: animals have started to attack for no apparent reason.
It will take Ted and TJ’s unique skills to not only survive their cruise, but to understand an apocalypse of madness which appears to have struck the whole world.
With mammals outnumbering humans 10,000 to 1, is this the end? Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Broken Spells by D.W. Moneypenny (Chronicles of Mara Lantern #6) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 437 KB Overview: To get her biological body back, Mara must save her counterpart and embrace the one thing her mentor Ping has always warned her to reject — magic.
After her consciousness is transferred to an artificial body during a visit to what her brother Sam calls the realm of the robots, Mara travels to the one place where her biological body can be restored—the realm of the Aphotis. There her counterpart, the Mara of that world, has the biomechanical know-how to help.
However, before the procedure can be done, Mara’s counterpart is kidnapped by a coven of magic-wielding fanatics led by a charismatic and powerful leader who blames her for destroying their faith.
To face this new enemy, Mara must learn new magical concepts that—until now—seemed more like fairy tales than the scientific metaphysical principles Ping has taught her. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Beating Hart Series Series by J.L. Ostle (1-2) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 485 KB Overview: J.L. Ostle was born in Antrim, Northern Ireland, now living in Carlisle, England. J.L. Ostle is a full time mother looking after her cute, active little . Genre: Fiction > Romance
1. Her Beating Hart – WARNING: This book has one girl and four vampire rockstars and they are ready to claim her as theirs. Ivory Bennett has a gift.She can shield the innocent from supernatural influence, but is it as simple as it seems?Vampire rockers Beaten Hart hire her to protect their crew and fans, but who would protect their hearts from her?When Ivory’s gift turns out to be a lot more than anyone could imagine, and darkness threatens to pull her under, can Slate, Rush, Zeke and Caspian protect her, before the worst happens?
2. My Beating Hart – Fulfilling the prophecy and becoming the source of light is only the start of the journey for Ivory. Using her powers for good, and learning how to face the future that fate has planned for her, she sets about finding where the person known as the ‘dark power’ and stop him. Visions, demons and evil haunt her. When the darkness starts to tempt her, and her world as she knows it crumbles, who can she trust? Is everything what it seems? In the fight of light against dark, only one side can win, will it be Ivory?
Beginner’s Luck by J.A. Cipriano (The Forsaken Mage #1) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 339 KB Overview: The only place more thrilling than Las Vegas is the secret city of magic underneath it, and Seth Wyatt has all the skills to make his mark there. Namely, a perfect poker face, fast hands, a way with the ladies, and a magic white tiger.
And this year, he’s eligible to enter the exclusive Four Skulls poker tournament where the winner gets a prize of unimaginable power.
There’s just a couple of problems. Namely the soul-stealing dark elf that Seth won a powerful magic artifact from and last year’s tournament winner who doesn’t want Seth to make it to the tournament alive …
But to Seth, it all just means he’s going to be able to test his luck and magic against a decent challenge. Genre: Fiction > Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Philadelphia Fire by John Edgar Wideman Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.7MB Overview: In 1985 police bombed a West Philadelphia row house. Eleven people died and a fire started that destroyed sixty other houses. John Edgar Wideman brings these events and their repercussions to shocking life in this seminal novel. At the heart of Philadelphia Fire is Cudjoe, a writer and exile who returns to his old neighbourhood and who becomes obsessed with the search for a lone survivor of the event, a young boy seen running from the flames.
One of Wideman’s most ambitious and celebrated works, Philadelphia Fire is about race, life and survival in urban America. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Darkness at Pemberley by T.H. White Requirements: .ePUB reader, 343 KB Overview: First published in 1932 by Victor Gollancz, this was an early work by TH White, who is best remembered today for The Once and Future King, his cycle of novels on the life of King Arthur.
Darkness at Pemberley opens with two deaths at a Cambridge college (a disclaimer for which White wrote in his original book, reprinted in this edition) behind locked doors. It looks like a murder-suicide and Inspector Buller, who is investigating the crime, is told by his superior at Scotland Yard to ask for that verdict at the upcoming inquest. The evidence supports this judgment on the face of things, but Buller is decidedly unhappy – he senses murder.
Indeed the story has barely started when the inspector cracks the case and identifies the murderer, who then proceeds to gleefully confess in the sure and certain belief that he is completely beyond the reach of law. Part one concludes with Buller utterly defeated in his ability to put the culprit behind bars. Buller quits the force and accepts an invitation from his old friend Charles Darcy to come to Pemberley for a visit.When he tells Charles of his recent failure, his friend, who doesn’t always think before he acts, takes it upon himself to seek out said killer and give him a warning that he intends to kill him within a week in order to see that justice is done.This infuriates the murderer, who begins a campaign of terror, secreting himself inside Pemberley and frightening all those within it. Things get really nasty and another murder is committed by the unseen menace – the killer is hiding somewhere in the gigantic house, but no one can find him. Genre: Fiction > Mystery/Thriller
Rue Hallow Mysteries (#1, 3, 4) by Amanda A. Allen Requirements: PDF reader, 1.9 Mb Overview: Amanda A. Allen dabbles in all kinds of paranormal stories. She is one of the voices behind the Inept Witches series as well one of the authors of the Kendawyn Paranormal Regencies. Her works also include These Lying Eyes and Song of Sorrow as well as the upcoming Snow White and Haunted Wonderland. Genre: Fiction > Mystery/Thriller
1-Hallow Graves: When Veruca Jones accepts a college scholarhisp across the country, she thinks she’ll finally be free to form her own life. But once Veruca arrives at St. Angelus College, she discovers that all her goals are crumbling around her. That seems to be the worst thing that could happen until students start to die, and Veruca is the suspect. Will she be able to find just what her dreams are before any chance of fulfilling them is taken away?
3-Lonely Graves: Rue is a Freshman at St. Angelus College, the heir of the Hallow Fortune, and has faced two necromancers who have abused their power and caused the death of innocents. People are starting to believe that Rue Hallow is the right choice to protect the Thinning between the living and the dead. Rue, however, isn’t among the believers. She has her own goals for her life, and they don’t include policing the dead and witches who draw power from ghosts. Once again, someone is breaking the laws surrounding necromancy and this time, Rue is determined not to interfere. But will she be able to keep to resolution when events draw closer and closer to home? And if she does keep her distance, just who will pay the price?
4-Sisters and Graves: While Rue has been away at college, her sister, Branka has been in all sorts of trouble. And she’s brought that trouble right to Rue’s door. Will Rue be able to help her sister? What has Bran been hiding? And just what will those secrets cost Rue?
The Greek Tragedies series (Vol 1-3) by David Grene, Richmond Lattimore Requirements: ePUB reader, 1.1 Mb Overview: In three volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer a selection of the most important and characteristic plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides from the nine-volume anthology of The Complete Greek Tragedies. Over the years these authoritative, critically acclaimed editions have been the preferred choice of more than three million readers for personal libraries and individual study as well as for classroom use. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Greek Tragedies, Vol. 1: Greek Tragedies, Volume I contains Aeschylus: Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound. Sophocles: Oedipus the King, Antigone. Euripides: Hippolytus
Greek Tragedies, Vol. 2: Greek Tragedies, Volume II contains Aeschylus: The Libation Bearers. Sophocles: Electra. Euripides: Iphigenia in Tauris, Electra, The Trojan Women
Greek Tragedies Vol. 3: Greek Tragedies, Volume III contains Aeschylus: The Eumenides. Sophocles: Philoctetes, Oedipus at Colonus. Euripides: The Bacchae, Alcestis