Brilliantly wrought, incisive, and stirring, The Heirs tells the story of an upper-crust Manhattan family coming undone after the death of their patriarch. Six months after Rupert Falkes dies, leaving a grieving widow and five adult sons, an unknown woman sues his estate, claiming she had two sons by him. The Falkes brothers are pitched into turmoil, at once missing their father and feeling betrayed by him.
In disconcerting contrast, their mother, Eleanor, is cool and calm, showing preternatural composure. Eleanor and Rupert had made an admirable life together -- Eleanor with her sly wit and generosity, Rupert with his ambition and English charm -- and they were proud of their handsome, talented sons: Harry, a brash law professor; Will, a savvy Hollywood agent; Sam, an astute doctor and scientific researcher; Jack, a jazz trumpet prodigy; Tom, a public-spirited federal prosecutor.
The brothers see their identity and success as inextricably tied to family loyalty - a loyalty they always believed their father shared. Struggling to reclaim their identity, the brothers find Eleanor's sympathy toward the woman and her sons confounding. Widowhood has let her cast off the rigid propriety of her stifling upbringing, and the brothers begin to question whether they knew either of their parents at all.
A riveting portrait of a family, told with compassion, insight, and wit, The Heirs wrestles with the tangled nature of inheritance and legacy for one unforgettable, patrician New York family. Moving seamlessly through a constellation of rich, arresting voices, The Heirs is a tale out Edith Wharton for the 21st century. Continue Reading
For Carson, family is all. The three nights a month when he returns to his wolf-pack is the only time he can truly be himself.
But as the group gather, they find that the rules to their century-long game have changed.
Now, everyone is playing dirty and before the sun rises, the hunters may find themselves the hunted.
In this, the third book in the Eden’s Wake Series, Ben, Eve and Pete continue to push through this new Earth as the world sinks deeper into corruption. They gain new allies, including an intellectual animal equipped with the gift of speech. They are forced to battle six aberrations (beasts and riders) deemed nearly indestructible. The environment has manifested into a frigid terrain with the sun lost in the ice filled cloud cover. Swords forged specially for the riders by the riders offer another layer of defense to an already superior force. The humans have deduced that water may possibly be a weapon, but a weapon that even now is freezing at an accelerated rate.
Ben’s best friend is killed in an underwater implosion on a dying world. Living to die again, the two men reunite and battle for an ancient artifact, a relic which will ensure this planet’s survival. Ben crosses a threshold. The world he leaves—doomed; the world he enters—reborn. His wife, Eve, and their bumbling charge, Eleazor, follow Ben through the doorway and blindly into the void. This is Book Two in the Rising Tide series.
If you think life sucks, wait until after you're dead. After finding out she's contracted porthmeos, a nasty parasite, Violet is faced with a choice: either meet her end before her thirtieth birthday, or become one of the Revived, which is the politically correct word for... well, a zombie.
But the challenges of her new un-life are way worse than she thought. As part of a new minority, she faces discrimination and hatred, not to mention a laundry list of physical limitations and the looming ghost of depression. Can she meet these challenges with her usual strength and dark humor? Or is being Revived a fate worse than death?
Rising Tide depicts a world in which land is at a premium due to the advancing sea, where man’s attempt to adapt has led to a decay of morals into survival of the fittest. In the midst of the ocean, a crew of racketeers rescues a stranded diver, Ben Adams. Is the rescue just a fortunate coincidence for Ben, or has he been led to this rendezvous with fate for a common goal? A mysterious island inhabited by a primitive yet advanced race of people. A devious ship captain’s metamorphosis into the essence of evil and a ship’s container discovered by itself in a billion square miles of ocean all play a role in this tale of rebirth for a world corrupted by the collapse of morality.
Sam’s Legacy, Book Four, MacLarens of Boundary Mountain
Historical Western Romance Series
Samuel Covington, ex-Pinkerton
agent and deputy in the frontier town of Conviction, has come a
long way from his upbringing in Baltimore. His job, and a particular woman,
occupy his time and thoughts. His future is assured—until a message from home
tears it all apart.
Jinny MacLaren loves
the ranch, her family, and one particular deputy. Even though Sam’s
never said the words, she’s certain of his feelings, envisioning a future as
his wife—until the day he announces he’s leaving without a promise to return.
His future no longer belongs to him. Sam never anticipated
the news awaiting him, or the consequences of a past he’d left far behind.
Shoving painful thoughts of Sam aside, Jinny focuses on a
life without him, allowing a friendship to grow with someone else. He’s
handsome, smart, and caring, yet in Jinny’s heart, he’ll never be Sam.
As both face an uncertain future without the other, neither
anticipates the dangers stalking them.
Protecting what’s his is Sam’s calling. Reclaiming what he
left behind may prove to be the biggest challenge of his life.
Sam’s Legacy, book four in the MacLarens of Boundary
Mountain historical western Romance Series, is a stand-alone, full-length novel
with an HEA and no cliffhanger.
Sometimes the greatest impact is the one that's least expected.
When a leading German scientist makes a bold and life-threatening decision to deceive the Nazis, he sets the scene which will change the world forever.
Now, over half a century later, a new set of scientists are commencing the largest single experiment to date, proving that the God Particle exists. But when the project leader mysteriously commits suicide and fatal accidents occur at the Large Hadron Collider headquarters, the trial seemingly takes a much darker turn.
Will new Director Tom Halligan be able to save the project or will it be a question of just saving himself?
Written in the same tense, action-packed style as Dan Brown's books, The God Particle is a thrilling first novel by Daniel Danser. With unexpected twists and apocryphal descriptions, the novel explores the potential darker side of personality and science.
A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do.
A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive.
A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack.
The world hasn't known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty.
The year is 2525.
Inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic novel is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace.
Written in three installments, this is the breathtaking and sensual story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other, one book at a time.
Immerse yourself into the icy cold world of this scorching hot new novel. Continue Reading
So when he learns that his oldest friend and ally, former Prime Minister Shara Komayd, has been assassinated, he knows exactly what to do and that no mortal force can stop him from meting out the suffering Shara's killers deserve.
Yet as Sigrud pursues his quarry with his customary terrifying efficiency, he begins to fear that this battle is an unwinnable one. Because discovering the truth behind Shara's death will require him to take up arms in a secret, decades-long war, face down an angry young god, and unravel the last mysteries of Bulikov, the city of miracles itself. And perhaps most daunting of all finally face the truth about his own cursed existence.
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