19 June 2017 | By David Crystal | Filed in: eunuch.
19 June 2017 | By Peter A. Flannery | Filed in: animals.
Enter for a chance to win one of 20 copies of "Let's Talk: How English Conversation Works" by world-leading linguist David Crystal!
Banter, chit-chat, gossip, natter, tete-a-tete... these are just a few of the terms for the varied ways in which we interact with one another through conversation.
In this new release, David Crystal explores the factors that motivate so many different kinds of talk and reveals the rules we use unconsciously, even in the most routine exchanges of everyday conversation.
We tend to think of conversation as something spontaneous, instinctive, habitual. It has been described as an art, as a game, sometimes even as a battle. Whichever metaphor we use, most people are unaware of what the rules are, how they work, and how we can bend and break them when circumstances warrant it.
19 June 2017 | By Victor M. Lozada A. | Filed in: hot-air-balloons.
Here's a chance to win one of 10 signed copies of Decimus Fate and the Talisman of Dreams, the new fantasy adventure from the author of Battle Mage.
This is the first book in a new series following the adventures of Decimus Fate a powerful sorcerer who turned his back on magic and now uses his knowledge to solve crimes of a magical nature.
Thanks for your interest in my book, and good luck!
19 June 2017 | By Kate Gragg | Filed in: young-adult-romance.
Hola, ¡puedes ganar una de las 100 copias gratis que estoy regalando de mi último libro! Aquí te dejo de qué trata: ¿Alguna vez te has comparado con otras personas y has sentido que eres mejor o peor que ellas? Este tipo de comparación rige muchas de las decisiones que tomamos en nuestra vida e incluso afecta en cómo nos relacionamos con el mundo. Este libro analiza el porqué de nuestra obsesión con compararnos compulsivamente, cómo está afecta negativamente a nuestras personas y cómo podemos sacarla de nuestra mente desde la raíz. A través de la búsqueda de una vida genuina, nosotros comenzamos a descartar las partes de nosotros que nos alejan de lo que nos trae verdadera satisfacción, de las relaciones que sí son productivas y de las metas que realmente queremos lograr. Al tomar los primeros pasos hacia esta genuinidad, incluso podrás notar que tu relación con las redes sociales cambia y dejarás de estar tan pendiente de los likes y los seguidores que recibes.
19 June 2017 | By Jennie Fields | Filed in: western-romance.
Enter for a chance to win one of 100 digital copies of The Gentleman Thief by Kate Gragg!
Joe Thorne, an overgrown chimneysweep with thievish ambitions, has got himself in trouble. After his bothersome magical cough turns his hard-earned/stolen treasure to literal potatoes, he is unwillingly swept up into an adventure on the mystical Isle of Teems. Joe wades through a tide of curses, murder, and the disgusting countryside to unravel the mystery of the missing knights with an old friend, frog-man, and a sentient handkerchief by his side.
19 June 2017 | By C.D. Reiss | Filed in: urban-fantasy-romance.
Enter for a chance to win 1 of 100 advanced reader copies of ATOMIC LOVE by Jennie Fields!
In 1950s Chicago a former scientist on the Manhattan Project finds herself torn between two men: the physicist she loved passionately during the war, and the handsome, wounded FBI agent now investigating him for espionage, in this breathtaking novel of betrayal, love, desire, and secrets.
Chicago, 1950. Rosalind Porter has always defied expectations--in her work as a physicist on the Manhattan Project, and in her passionate love affair with co-worker Thomas Weaver. Five years after the end of both, her guilt over the results of her work and her heartbreak over Weaver are intertwined. She has almost succeeded in resigning herself to a more conventional life.
Then Weaver gets back in touch--and so does the FBI. Agent Charlie Szydlo wants Roz to spy on Weaver, whom the FBI suspects of passing nuclear secrets to Russia. Despite her better instincts, Roz has never stopped loving Weaver, but now finds herself drawn to Charlie, even as she's not sure she can trust him. Charlie, whose time as a prisoner of war haunts him, is not sure he can trust himself, especially around Roz. As Roz's feelings for each man unexpectedly deepen, so too does the danger she finds herself in. When it becomes clear the Russians will stop at nothing, Roz will have to choose: The man who taught her how to love, or the man her love might save?
19 June 2017 | By Louise Guy | Filed in: lgbt.
A twist of fate proves wildly explosive in New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss’s smart and sexy Hollywood romance about the cost of running from your past to get to your dreams.
Cutting all ties, Kayla Montgomery drives cross-country to Los Angeles. New start. New life. And an unexpected new job: assistant to Justin Beckett.
The Justin Beckett.
The boy band rebel with the cocky attitude and dreamy bed head who casts a spell over his fans and tests the patience of his handlers.
Now at the peak of Mount Adulthood, he has to build a clean-cut, movie star image. It’s in his contract. No partying. No attitude. No groupies.
To tie it together, he needs a normal girl.
Suddenly, Kayla’s swept up in Justin’s glamorous world, and his arms. But the most dizzying thing is Justin himself. Sweet, generous, reliable, and as eager to shed his past as Kayla is hers.
Those ties she thought she’d cut? They’ve followed her across the country with her secrets in tow, and they’re about to test Kayla’s courage, Justin’s loyalty, and a love that wasn’t part of the deal.
19 June 2017 | By Frank Tupta | Filed in: musicians.
Tragedy pushed them apart. Can troubled times bring them back together?
Hannah and Nat were teenagers when their mum died in a terrible accident. The pain of it tore them apart, creating a rift that they’ve never been able to bridge. Neither is able to understand or appreciate her sister’s perspective, each quick to be riled by the other.
Both women have been indelibly shaped by the tragedy. Hannah is controlling, desperate to protect her loved ones in a way she failed to do with her mum. Meanwhile, Nat is forever running from the ‘selfish daughter’ label that she was marked with after the accident.
Now secrets in both women’s lives threaten to bring them down. Help may be close at hand, but neither can see it. But with life falling apart and the truth in short supply, can they finally see past their differences to the bond that could bring them together?
Past the graveyard,
hear the howl
of werewolf loggers
on the prowl.
In this spooky, rhyming romp, creatures of all types work together to build a haunted house for a vampire family in need of a home. From mummies to Cyclops to the skeleton crew, they’re all working hard to get the job done. But they’d better hurry, because the house needs to be finished before the sun comes up. It’s a good thing their foreman, Frankenstein, is here to keep everyone in check. Will they get it done in time?