Book Title : The Sapphire Affair

the sapphire affair

Release Date : 2013-12-23
ISBN Code :
Book Author : Fergus Mason
Book Publisher : Absolute Crime
Total Pages : 100

Book Summary :

In October 1962 it looked to millions of people like the politicians of the United States and Russia were determined to push the other across the fatal line of launching a nuclear strike. The fate of the world hung on Cuba, a troubled island state in the Caribbean. Woven through the dramatic events in and around Cuba was a quieter but perhaps equally dangerous scandal – an enormous, deeply embedded network of Soviet spies at the heart of the NATO alliance. A senior KGB defector had revealed that his agency had penetrated the highest levels of the French government, military and intelligence services – but when a French agent tried to act he found himself blocked at every turn by his own superiors. Alfred Hitchcock was so impressed by the fictional novel about the events (Topaz by Leon Uris) that he decided to adapt it into a movie. But fiction, as is often the case, only got half of the story. This book tells the remarkable true account of one of the greatest espionage scandals to rock the Cold War.

Book Title : The Sapphire Affair

the sapphire affair

Release Date : 2016-07-12
ISBN Code : 1503935477
Book Author : Lauren Blakely
Book Publisher : Montlake Romance
Total Pages : 207

Book Summary :

"Bounty hunter Jake Harlowe knows how to track a criminal. So when a group of swindled shareholders hire him to trail their former CEO, Jake expects a quick trip to the Cayman Islands to close another case--until a devastatingly beautiful woman gets in the way"--Page 4 of cover.

Book Title : Shadows of Camilla

shadows of camilla

Release Date : 2009-04-01
ISBN Code : 0981836763
Book Author : Andria K. Vain
Book Publisher : Lasaria Creative Pub
Total Pages : 180

Book Summary :

Take a captivating journey with Camilla, an enchanting and beautiful senior executive with a prestigious marketing firm. While Camilla tries to decipher the meaning behind her terrifying nightmares, her sisters, Jillian and Deanna, battle with death and deceit. Their imperfections will delight the smallest glimpse of purity in your eyes. Derive a feeling of closeness with the sisters as they struggle through the hardships of love, life, and the loss of their mother. They learn the truth about twisted life experiences and heartbreaking lies. As one sister accepts a new life, an unbelievable secret encases all of their lives forever. And a terrifying character, respectfully called, The Man, turns New York inside out, punishing the ones he loves for the one he lost. Be prepared for an invigorating adventure with Camilla, Jillian, and Deanna. As you find a place in their world, they will share a space in your heart. Andria K. Vain lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with her husband and children. Growing up in the small town of Waco, Texas, she showed signs of independence and imagination. Creating intricate story lines for every aspect of her life, she began to write poetry, stage plays, and short stories in her spare time. Her love for writing continues to blossom as she creates new episodes for Camilla and her sisters.

Book Title : The Screen Is Red

the screen is red

Release Date : 2016-03-14
ISBN Code : 9781496805409
Book Author : Bernard F. Dick
Book Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages : 288

Book Summary :

The Screen Is Red portrays Hollywood’s ambivalence toward the former Soviet Union before, during, and after the Cold War. In the 1930s, communism combated its alter ego, fascism, yet both threatened to undermine the capitalist system, the movie industry’s foundational core value. Hollywood portrayed fascism as the greater threat and communism as an aberration embraced by young idealists unaware of its dark side. In Ninotchka, all a female commissar needs is a trip to Paris to convert her to capitalism and the luxuries it can offer. The scenario changed when Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union in 1941, making Russia a short-lived ally. The Soviets were quickly glorified in such films as Song of Russia, The North Star, Mission to Moscow, Days of Glory, and Counter-Attack. But once the Iron Curtain fell on Eastern Europe, the scenario changed again. America was now swarming with Soviet agents attempting to steal some crucial piece of microfilm. On screen, the atomic detonations in the Southwest produced mutations in ants, locusts, and spiders, and revived long-dead monsters from their watery tombs. The movies did not blame the atom bomb specifically but showed what horrors might result in addition to the iconic mushroom cloud. Through the lens of Hollywood, a nuclear war might leave a handful of survivors (Five), none (On the Beach, Dr. Strangelove), or cities in ruins (Fail-Safe). Today the threat is no longer the Soviet Union, but international terrorism. Author Bernard F. Dick argues, however, that the Soviet Union has not lost its appeal, as evident from the popular and critically acclaimed television series The Americans. More than eighty years later, the screen is still red.

Book Title : Caught Up in Her

caught up in her

Release Date : 2014-04-21
ISBN Code : 9781310578137
Book Author : Lauren Blakely
Book Publisher : Lauren Blakely Books
Total Pages : 55

Book Summary :

Discover the thrillingly romantic New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Caught Up in Love series by #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely, author of BIG ROCK & FULL PACKAGE! A sweet romance so perfect it could have been scripted by Hollywood. But can a first love survive past the first summer?... I'm not going to say it was love at first sight when I met her. I don't believe in that. Because love isn't about falling for someone's looks. Though she was beautiful in every single way, from her dark, wavy hair to her gorgeous brown eyes, to the soft curves of her body. But that's not why I fell so hard for her that summer. She took my breath away for reasons that had nothing to do with her looks. It was the the movies, the conversations, the walks through the small town, the nights on the beach with the waves rolling in, the way I could hold her hand and feel as if the world had simply melted away and we were all that was left. So, there was no love-at-first-sight. That would come later, and if it happened first it would take away all the reasons that stayed with me for the next five years. Even though you're not supposed to fall for your best friend's little sister. But that didn't stop me... Caught Up in Her is a prequel novella in the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Caught Up in Love series.

Book Title : The Knocked Up Plan

the knocked up plan

Release Date : 2017-06-23
ISBN Code :
Book Author : Lauren Blakely
Book Publisher : Lauren Blakely Books
Total Pages : 300

Book Summary :

There are three little words most guys don’t want to hear on the first date. Not those…I mean these… “knock me up.” This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it’s not true love. It’s a bun in the oven, and I’m not afraid to hit up my sex-on-a-stick co-worker to do the job. Ryder is gorgeous, witty and wild — and he’s also a notorious commitment-phobe. That makes him the perfect candidate to make a deposit in the bank of me. I won’t fall for him, he won’t fall for me, and there’s no way baby will make three. Right? **** There are four words every guy wants to hear on the first date — “your place or mine?” When my hot-as-sin co-worker makes me a no-strings-attached offer that involves her place, my place, any place — as well as any position — I can’t refuse. Besides, I've got my own reasons to take her up on her deal even with her one BIG condition. There’s no way I’ll want more from one woman than any position, any where, any night? Except . . . what if I do? Note: Be prepared to swoon and fan yourself from the heat! This full-length standalone contains lots of hot baby-making s-e-x, happy tears, naughty jokes and a hot, swoonworthy hero you will fall madly in love with.

Book Title : The Only One A One Love Novella

the only one a one love novella

Release Date : 2017-03-06
ISBN Code : 9781942299608
Book Author : Lauren Blakely
Book Publisher : Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

From the NYT Bestselling author of THE SEXY ONE comes a romance about fate and second chances... Let's say there was this guy. And he gave you the most mind-blowing night of sex in your life. And you never saw him again. Until ten years later. Now, it turns out he's the ONLY ONE in all of Manhattan whose restaurant is available for my charity's gala. The trouble is, he doesn't recognize me. *** This woman I'm working with is so damn alluring. The first time I set eyes on her, I'm captivated and I can't get her out of my mind. Even if it's risky to tango with someone I'm working with, she's a risk I'm willing to take. The trouble is, she won't give me the time of day. But I'm determined to change that. *A standalone novella*

Book Title : Every Second With You

every second with you

Release Date : 2014-02-10
ISBN Code : 9781311568281
Book Author : Lauren Blakely
Book Publisher : Lauren Blakely Books
Total Pages : 300

Book Summary :

The sequel to the bestselling new adult novel The Thrill of It... Every Second With You = Sex. Love. Addiction. Heartache. Pain. And Hope. I used to think love was a lie. Now I know it’s real, powerful, and I don’t want to lose it…But my future scares me, and there’s no way this can be happening, especially since I’ve finally broken free from all the people who wanted pieces of me. I don’t even know how to start over, but I have to find a way. So when I discover what my mother’s been keeping from me, it doesn’t make me hate her. It gives me hope for a new life, outside of New York. But the ties that bind me to this city are so strong, sometimes they are chains. If only I could leave with… Trey... I will do anything for her. She owns me, heart, mind and body. But when Harley tells me this, I am rocked to the core, and terrified of what happens next. Especially when this time it’s not her past that chases me, it’s someone from my own. And that someone is messing with my head when I’m trying to be strong for Harley. But all I really want is to escape with the girl I love…For the rest of our lives. How can you move forward when the past keeps chasing you?

Book Title : The Annals of Sherlock Holmes

the annals of sherlock holmes

Release Date : 2012-10-31
ISBN Code : 9780719808005
Book Author : Paul D. Gilbert
Book Publisher : Robert Hale
Total Pages : 224

Book Summary :

This sparkling collection of three new Sherlock Holmes stories draw on details and hints from the pages of Conan Doyle’s classic works. From the pen of the acclaimed Doctor John Watson we are introduced to previously unsolved mysteries as referenced in many of the original stories.

Book Title : The Coming of Wisdom

the coming of wisdom

Release Date : 2014-04-01
ISBN Code : 9781497609310
Book Author : Dave Duncan
Book Publisher : Open Road Media
Total Pages : 354

Book Summary :

Wallie Smith is staring death in the face; only a miracle can save him. And then one does! The Goddess appears to preserve his soul, but she does much more than that. She promises to bestow upon him a new and powerful body, and, more important, to endow him with the fabled Sapphire Sword of Chioxin. But nothing in this world or any other comes without a price. The Goddess demands that, for her services, Wallie become her champion. It will be an honor to serve such a presence, to have the chance to be victorious over all challengers. But Wallie and his sword quickly find themselves outmatched in a world of high‐stakes magic. Even the Goddess’s priests cannot offer any resistance to the invading sorcerers and their quest to conquer souls for the Fire God. Wallie will need to find in himself and in the world the powers that will save all mortals. He will need to find the Coming of Wisdom.

Book Title : The Seventh Sword

the seventh sword

Release Date : 2017-07-11
ISBN Code : 9781504047111
Book Author : Dave Duncan
Book Publisher : Open Road Media
Total Pages : 3168

Book Summary :

A young man is transformed into a barbarian fighter in this adventurous series from “one of the leading masters of epic fantasy” (Publishers Weekly). In this complete collection of the high fantasy Seventh Sword series by Aurora Award–winning author Dave Duncan, Wallie Smith must face a new destiny and save an unfamiliar world from evil forces. The Reluctant Swordsman: Wallie goes to the hospital and wakes up in the body of a barbarian swordsman, accompanied by a voluptuous slave girl and an eccentric priest babbling about the Goddess. When he learns the Goddess needs a swordsman, he reluctantly agrees to set off on her quest. The Coming of Wisdom: Wallie is staring death in the face when the Goddess gives him a new body and the fabled Sapphire Sword in return for being her champion. But Wallie and his weapon quickly find themselves outmatched in a world of high-stakes magic. The Destiny of the Sword: Wallie is entrusted by the presiding goddess with a mission to bring together all the swordsmen to finally defeat the sorcerers and their terrible technology. And while he’s not quite convinced he should oblige, goddesses can be very persuasive . . . The Death of the Nnanji: For fifteen years the truce has held, but now sorcerers have started killing swordsmen again and swordsmen traitors are aiding them. Wallie, known now as Shonshu, must ride out to fight the war he hoped would never come, and his failure or success will determine the fate of the world for the next thousand years.

Book Title : The Ashford Affair

the ashford affair

Release Date : 2013-04-09
ISBN Code : 9781250027191
Book Author : Lauren Willig
Book Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Total Pages : 368

Book Summary :

From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig comes The Ashford Affair, a page-turning novel about two women in different eras, and on different continents, who are connected by one deeply buried secret. A New York Times best seller! As a lawyer in a large Manhattan firm, just shy of making partner, Clementine Evans has finally achieved almost everything she's been working towards—but now she's not sure it's enough. Her long hours have led to a broken engagement and, suddenly single at thirty-four, she feels her messy life crumbling around her. But when the family gathers for her grandmother Addie's ninety-ninth birthday, a relative lets slip hints about a long-buried family secret, leading Clemmie on a journey into the past that could change everything. . . . Growing up at Ashford Park in the early twentieth century, Addie has never quite belonged. When her parents passed away, she was taken into the grand English house by her aristocratic aunt and uncle, and raised side-by-side with her beautiful and outgoing cousin, Bea. Though they are as different as night and day, Addie and Bea are closer than sisters, through relationships and challenges, and a war that changes the face of Europe irrevocably. But what happens when something finally comes along that can't be shared? When the love of sisterhood is tested by a bond that's even stronger? From the inner circles of British society to the skyscrapers of Manhattan and the red-dirt hills of Kenya, the never-told secrets of a woman and a family unfurl.

Book Title : A Bollywood Affair

a bollywood affair

Release Date : 2014-10-28
ISBN Code : 9781617730146
Book Author : Sonali Dev
Book Publisher : Kensington Books
Total Pages : 304

Book Summary :

"Deeply-felt emotions that will keep readers turning the pages." --Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author Mili Rathod hasn’t seen her husband in twenty years—not since she was promised to him at the age of four. Yet marriage has allowed Mili a freedom rarely given to girls in her village. Her grandmother has even allowed her to leave India and study in America, all to make her the perfect modern wife. Which is exactly what Mili longs to be—if her husband would just come and claim her. Bollywood’s favorite director, Samir Rathod, has come to Michigan to secure a divorce for his older brother. Persuading a naïve village girl to sign the papers should be easy for someone with Samir’s tabloid-famous charm. But Mili is neither a fool nor a gold-digger. And before he can stop himself, Samir is immersed in Mili’s life—cooking her dal and rotis, escorting her to her roommate’s elaborate Indian wedding, and wondering where his loyalties and happiness lie. Heartfelt, witty, and thoroughly engaging, Sonali Dev’s novel is both a vivid exploration of modern India and a deeply honest story of love, in all its diversity. "A fresh new voice...Deeply-felt emotions that will keep readers turning pages. A BOLLYWOOD AFFAIR has it all."—Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author "Deeply romantic and emotional, with characters I fell in love with, A BOLLYWOOD AFFAIR is simply unputdownable. It's sexy, it's dramatic, but most of all, it's a sweet, hot love story that made me sigh and smile and want to read it all over again as soon as I turned the last page."—Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author "An impressive debut and a charming contemporary Indian fairytale...Vibrant and exuberantly romantic, Affair is chock full of details that reflect India's social and cultural flux." —NPR.com "As intricate as a henna tattoo and as sweet as gulab juman... this witty confection is sure to delight...Captures all the glamour, mix-ups and humor of a classic Bollywood film." —Shelf Awareness "Dev's heartfelt debut novel is rich in scenes and images illuminating Indian culture, leaving readers with a greater understanding and appreciation of Indian traditions while beautifully capturing the struggle between familial duty and self-discovery." —Booklist “A delightful debut packed with complex characters, deep emotions and just the right touch of humor. A tale of love, loss and second chances.”—Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Dowry Bride "In this enthralling tale of romantic complications Sonali Dev not only entertains but provides new insight into the human condition. A must read."—Mingmei Yip, author of Peach Blossom Pavilion “It is a true joy when a fresh new voice enters the genre, so make note of the name Sonali Dev! Based on this marvelous debut, Dev is set to become a star. Filled with warmth and completely unforgettable characters, this occasionally poignant story explores what happens when best laid plans go awry. An absolute winner from beginning to end, this spellbinding tale grabs your heart and never lets go!” —RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars, TOP PICK "This tasty Indian American confection will satisfy female readers of any age...A contemporary, transcontinental romance told with a light touch and lots of sizzle.—Library Journal

Book Title : A Forbidden Affair

a forbidden affair

Release Date : 2012-03-01
ISBN Code : 9781459223615
Book Author : Yvonne Lindsay
Book Publisher : Harlequin
Total Pages : 192

Book Summary :

Nate Jackson finds it almost too easy to seduce his enemy's daughter. And after their white-hot weekend, he issues an ultimatum—Nicole Wilson will work for him or her family will learn of their affair. Nicole has little choice. Yet even as she bows to her lover's demands, she sees the hope for redemption in Nate's eyes. Can his reasons be justified? And does she dare trust a man planning to destroy all she holds dear?

Book Title : My Commando Operations

my commando operations

Release Date : 1995-01-01
ISBN Code : WISC:89061000832
Book Author : Otto Skorzeny
Book Publisher : Schiffer Pub Limited
Total Pages : 468

Book Summary :

The memoirs of the legendary Skorzeny appear here in its first unabridged English edition. Skorzeny's fame began with the successful raid to free Benito Mussolini from the Gran Sasso, Italy in 1943. His elite commandos surprised Italian guards in a daring daytime raid. Hitler presented Skorzeny with the Knight's Cross for this operation. Not only is this raid explained in minute detail, many of Skorzeny's previously unknown operations in all European and Russian theatres of World War II are given in detailed accounts. Operation Griffin - the innovative use of German Kommandos dressed as American soldiers working behind enemy lines - during the Ardennes Offensive in 1944 is given in-depth coverage, as is Skorzeny's rememberances on the Malmedy massacre. Skorzeny also offers his insights into the mysterious Rudolf Hess mission to England in May 1941, and offers a behind the scenes look at German and Russian secret military intelligence, and the workings of Canaris and Gehlen.

Book Title : The Sapphire Chronicles

the sapphire chronicles

Release Date : 2013-06-22
ISBN Code : 0985201568
Book Author : Sophie Lace
Book Publisher : Love Lovepublishing
Total Pages : 82

Book Summary :

In the Sapphire Chronicles, a spy trying to leave a life of espionage behind, is drawn back into dangerous territory, while torn between the man she wants and the man she needs in this hot erotic thriller. When the married Harrison Brooks meets the mysterious and attractive Sapphire, he is immediately taken with her, and pursues an affair. She resists at first, but is soon unable to resist his charms. A romantic liaison begins. Little does Harrison know, Sapphire's a spy, and their meeting may not have been accidental. He soon finds himself immersed in a world of espionage and danger, and Sapphire may yet, be the only person who can save him.

Book Title : The sapphire lotus

the sapphire lotus

Release Date : 1983-07-01
ISBN Code : 038517909X
Book Author : Betty Hale Hyatt
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 181

Book Summary :

A young woman inherits a tea plantation after the death of her estranged husband and finds new love with her brother-in-law, in a tale of romance and adventure set in nineteenth-century India