The City of Lies

Author: Robert J. Crane

Publisher: Ostiagard Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 250

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“When I ran away, aged seventeen, I didn’t do it for the usual reasons...I did it because I was looking for adventure.” My name is Mira Brand, and I'm a Seeker – a treasure hunter who can cross between worlds seeking long-forgotten treasure hoards of ancient races. My home is London, but I work in the worlds beneath our own, seeking my fortune wherever I can find it. Say, for example, in Ostiagard, which is like the Rome of Seeker world. Ostiagard is known as the City of Lies. A wealthy jewel and the seat of an ancient capital, it has been invaded thrice. Each time, not a single gemstone or piece of gold was carried off, and the invading armies ultimately retreated, convinced they'd been deceived about the wealth of Ostiagard. I'm not convinced. I'm going to find the lost treasure of Ostiagard, and I'll fight my way through anything that comes my way to claim it – an ancient order, my bickering comrades, and even my greatest challenge ever. My own family.
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The World Beneath

Author: Robert J. Crane

Publisher: Ostiagard Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 250

View: 5362

“When I ran away, aged seventeen, I didn’t do it for the usual reasons...I did it because I was looking for adventure.” My name is Mira Brand, and I'm a Seeker – a treasure hunter who can cross between worlds seeking long-forgotten treasure hoards of ancient races. My home is London, but I work in the worlds beneath our own, traipsing through places where no one has walked in a thousand years. Except for that time I happened to cross paths with another Seeker. Wealthier than me, less pleasant in disposition...okay, downright angry, especially when I made off with the loot. I didn't expect he'd chase me, but he did, and he's not the only one. Pursued by my foes, outnumbered by enemies, running short on friends, it's all part of the life of a runaway and a treasure hunter.
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The Best of Us

Author: Robert J. Crane

Publisher: Ostiagard Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 6696

“When I ran away, aged seventeen, I didn’t do it for the usual reasons...I did it because I was looking for adventure.” My name is Mira Brand, and I'm a Seeker – a treasure hunter who can cross between worlds seeking long-forgotten treasure hoards of ancient races. My home is London, but I work in the worlds beneath our own, seeking after my own fortune. Except for the time I had to pay a debt to Lady Angelica, the most powerful sorcerer in my world. But there was glory in it for me, and danger as well, so of course I was all in. The only problem was...it came at a time when my little family was already falling apart at the edges...and by the time I got done, I had wonder...would there even be anyone left?
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No One Will Believe You

Author: Robert J. Crane,Lauren Harper

Publisher: Ostiagard Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

View: 9817

Cassie Howell was just a normal girl worried about normal things - school, homework, dealing with her parents - until one day she picked up a stalker. But no, not a normal stalker, because that'd be too easy. A vampire stalker. Now Cassie is stuck; she has a long history of lying. Faced with Byron Vesper, a vampire with a crush on her who just won't let up, Cassie has no one to turn to, no one to trust. She's in way over her head, and left with two choices: Find a way to beat Byron at his own game... ...Or die.
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Forsaken

Author: Robert J. Crane

Publisher: Ostiagard Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 273

View: 1312

WARNING: Due to extremely disturbing content, this book is intended for MATURE READERS ONLY. Things in Midian, Tennessee are just going straight to hell. Demons rise, allies fall, and some prepare to make the ultimate sacrifice.
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Driven

Author: Robert J. Crane

Publisher: Ostiagard Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

View: 6526

“Hey, could you have your sister...call me?” Sienna Nealon has been on the run for almost two years, a fugitive for crimes she didn't commit. When her brother tells her that Angel Gutierrez, an employee of his agency, wants to talk to her, that should be the first tipoff that something is really wrong... Soon Sienna finds herself paired up with Angel and deep in a mystery. Angel's cousin Miranda has gone missing, and following the clues leads the two of them into a clash with a Mexican drug cartel's assassins. Car chases, secrets hidden in bank vaults, and a brewing confrontation with the law are all on the horizon. In this, the thirtieth adventure in the million-selling adventures of Sienna Nealon, surrounded by threats and battling with enemies on all sides, the heroine finds herself running out of road...and driven by desperation to do something she has never done before.
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The Tide of Ages

Author: Robert J. Crane

Publisher: Ostiagard Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 250

View: 6276

“When I ran away, aged seventeen, I didn’t do it for the usual reasons...I did it because I was looking for adventure.” My name is Mira Brand, and I'm a Seeker – a treasure hunter who can cross between worlds seeking long-forgotten treasure hoards of ancient races. My home is London, but I work in the worlds beneath our own, seeking treasure in places no one else will go. Except my two companions, Carson Yates and Heidi Luo, assuming the arguments we've been sharing don't rip our newfound alliance apart. This time, we're after the Tide of Ages, a mysterious artifact hidden in a world of water. It's a funny thing, the Tide of Ages – no one knows exactly what it can do. But I mean to find out, and win it for our newfound little family of Seekers. If we don't end up drowning each other first.
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The King of the Skies

Author: Robert J. Crane

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983998614

Category:

Page: 238

View: 2455

"When I ran away, aged seventeen, I didn't do it for the usual reasons...I did it because I was looking for adventure." My name is Mira Brand, and I'm a Seeker - a treasure hunter who can cross between worlds seeking long-forgotten treasure hoards of ancient races. My home is London, but I work in the worlds beneath our own, seeking my fortune wherever I can find it. Which I find in all manner of places and with all sorts of people - such as the King of the Skies, for example. Grandiose name for a pompous man, but when he crossed my path on the hunt for an object of immeasurable importance, I didn't think twice before starting a rivalry. But soon enough, our clashes began to escalate into serious business. And I was left trying to show the King of the Skies who the Queen of the bloody Seekers really is.
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Child of a Rainless Year

Author: Jane Lindskold

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429913102

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8939

Middle-aged Mira Fenn knows she has an uncomfortably exotic past. As a small girl, she lived in a ornate old house in tiny Las Vegas, New Mexico, tended by oddly silent servant women and ruled by her coldly flamboyant mother Colette. When Mira was nine, Colette went on one of her unexplained trips, only this time she never returned. Placed with foster parents, Mira was raised in Ohio, normal save for her passion for color. On gaining adulthood, she learned that she still owned the New Mexico house. She also learned that, as a condition of being allowed to adopt her, Mira's foster parents had agreed to change their name, move to another state, and never ask why. Years later, going through family papers after the deaths of her elderly foster parents, Mira finds documents that pique her curiosity about her vanished mother and the reasons behind her strange childhood and adoption. Travelling back to New Mexico, she finds the house is and isn't as she remembers it. Inside, it's much the same. Outside, it's been painted in innumerable colors. As Mira continues to investigate her mother's life, events take stranger and stranger turns. The silent women reappear. Even as Mira begins to suspect the power to which she may be heir, the house itself appears to be waking up... Shot through with magic and the atmosphere of the Southwest, this singular fantasy novel has all the storytelling vigor of Jane Lindskold's very popular Firekeeper series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Parasite

Author: Mira Grant

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316218936

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 1598

A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite -- a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the Intestinal Bodyguard worm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system -- even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them. But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives . . . and will do anything to get them. ParasitologyParasiteSymbiont Chimera For more from Mira Grant, check out: Newsflesh FeedDeadlineBlackout Newsflesh Short Fiction (e-only novellas)Apocalypse Scenario #683: The BoxCountdownSan Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California BrowncoatsHow Green This Land, How Blue This SeaThe Day the Dead Came to Show and TellPlease Do Not Taunt the Octopus
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Mira, Mirror

Author: Mette Ivie Harrison

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780142406434

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 314

View: 3761

When a young girl finds an enchanted mirror containing the spirit of a queen, the girl and the mirror/queen embark on a journey that will bring pain and hope to them both. Reprint.
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Limitless

Author: Robert J. Crane

Publisher: Ostiagard Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 347

View: 1568

Two years after the explosive Girl in the Box Series ends, Sienna Nealon is called to London, England, where she is drawn into a murder investigation involving an old friend. Paired up with a young, handsome Detective Inspector, she finds herself in a race against time to unravel the mystery surrounding the murder as victim after victim falls to the careful, clever killer. Soon, Sienna is in a race against time to find the culprit before he sets loose a plan that will show Sienna the limits of her abilities in the most brutal way imaginable. Her death.
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Rogue Knight

Author: Brandon Mull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442497033

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

View: 367

When the hunt for his lost friends leads Cole Randolph to the kingdom of Elloweer, he and new friends Mira, Twitch, and Jace team up with the resistance movement to search for Mira's sister, Honor, but enemies abound and Cole and Mira must use a new kindof magic to protect themselves.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Everything, Everything

Author: Nicola Yoon

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0553496662

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7416

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller--now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg as Maddy and Nick Robinson as Olly. Risk everything . . . for love. What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken. My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster. Everything, Everything will make you laugh, cry, and feel everything in between. It's an innovative, inspiring, and heartbreakingly romantic debut novel that unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more. The movie is available on digital now! everythingeverythingfilm on Instagram @everythingfilm on Twitter @everythingeverythingmovie on Facebook everythingeverythingmovie.com And don’t miss Nicola Yoon's The Sun Is Also A Star, the #1 New York Times bestseller in which two teens are brought together just when it seems like the universe is sending them in opposite directions.
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The Enlightened (Mind Dimensions Book 3)

Author: Dima Zales,Anna Zaires

Publisher: Mozaika LLC

ISBN: 163142047X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3511

From a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author comes the exciting continuation of the Mind Dimensions series. Kidnapped. Consciousness expanded. And that was just the start of my day. I always thought I was a nice enough guy. The kind who’d never want to commit murder. Turns out I simply lacked incentive. Some crimes can never be forgiven.
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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Author: Jessica Townsend

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316508861

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

View: 4675

An instant New York Times bestseller! "A Harry Potter-esque adventure." --Time Magazine A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world--but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she's blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks--and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday. But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor. It's then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart--an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests--or she'll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate. Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and Neil Gaiman, this fast-paced plot and imaginative world has a fresh new take on magic that will appeal to a new generation of readers.
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Into the Drowning Deep

Author: Mira Grant

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316379387

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3632

New York Times bestselling author Mira Grant, author of the renowned Newsflesh series, returns with a novel that takes us to a new world of ancient mysteries and mythological dangers come to life. The ocean is home to many myths, But some are deadly... Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a tragedy. Now a new crew has been assembled. But this time they're not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life's work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost. Whatever the truth may be, it will only be found below the waves. But the secrets of the deep come with a price. More from Mira Grant NewsfleshFeedDeadlineBlackoutFeedbackRise: A Newsflesh Collection ParasitologyParasiteSymbiontChimera
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Just This Once

Author: Mira Lyn Kelly

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492630802

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6113

He can't have her. So he moves in with her... What could possibly go wrong? As heir to a chain of luxury hotels, Sean Wyse III always gets what he wants. So when he sees a freeloading roommate taking advantage of his spunky best friend, Molly Brandt, he doesn't hesitate to step in. He kicks out the roommate...and moves himself in. Molly loves quality time with Sean, but spending nights with him one wall away threatens to wake the crush she thought she'd gotten over. A crush Sean knows nothing about, which might be a problem...considering how hard Sean's been working never to think of Molly that way. The Wedding Date series: May the Best Man Win (Book 1) The Wedding Date Bargain (Book 2) Just this Once (Book 3) The Decoy Date (Book 4) What People Are Saying About Mira Lyn Kelly: "This page-turner has it all: fantastic characters, witty banter, and sizzling chemistry. I absolutely loved it!"—GINA L. MAXWELL, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Playboys in Love series, for May the Best Man Win "Outstanding... Kelly proves that she's an author to watch."—Kirkus Reviews for May the Best Man Win "The perfect balance between sweet and sexy."—RT Book Reviews for The Wedding Date Bargain, 4 Stars
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Untouched

Author: Robert J. Crane

Publisher: Ostiagard Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

View: 8729

Still haunted by her last encounter with Wolfe and searching for her mother, Sienna Nealon must put aside her personal struggles when a new threat emerges – Aleksandr Gavrikov, a metahuman so powerful, he could destroy entire cities – and he's focused on bringing the Directorate to its knees.
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The Beauty of Dirty Skin

The Surprising Science of Looking and Feeling Radiant from the Inside Out

Author: Whitney Bowe

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316509817

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 6588

Internationally renowned dermatologist and research scientist Dr. Whitney Bowe presents, for the first time, the connection between a healthy gut and radiant, clear skin, with a 21-day program to maximize skin health and beauty. Every year, nearly 80 million Americans will consult their doctors about their skin. In fact, skin disorders beat out anxiety, depression, back pain, and diabetes as the number one reason Americans see their doctors. Unfortunately, however, the vast majority will receive only a surface-level treatment, leaving the underlying conditions at the root of their skin issues unresolved. Skin doesn't lie; it reflects overall health in unimaginable ways. In The Beauty of Dirty Skin, internationally renowned dermatologist and scientist Dr. Whitney Bowe shows readers that skin health is much more than skin deep. As a pioneering researcher on the cutting edge of the gut-brain-skin axis, she explains how the spectrum of skin disorders -- from stubborn acne and rosacea to psoriasis, eczema, and premature wrinkling -- are manifestations of irregularities rooted in the gut. Lasers, scalpels, creams, and prescription pads alone will not guarantee the consistently healthy, glowing skin we all seek. Instead, Dr. Bowe focuses on the microbiome -- where trillions of microbes "speak" to your skin via the brain -- and highlights the connection between sleep, stress, diet, gastrointestinal health, and the health of your skin. With simple explanations of the science, do-it-yourself practical skincare strategies, and a life-changing 21-day program, The Beauty of Dirty Skin is your roadmap to great skin from the inside out and the outside in.
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