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"Falling in love can feel like a dream...or a living nightmare. Darkness has a way of creeping up when Ian is with Priss. Even when they were kids, playing in the woods of their small Upstate New York town, he could feel it. Still, Priss was his best friend, his salvation from the bullies who called him "loser" and "fatboy"...and from his family's deadly secrets. Now that they've both escaped to New York City, Ian no longer inhabits the tortured shell of his childhood. He is a talented and successful graphic novelist, and Priss...Priss is still trouble. The booze, the drugs, the sex--Ian is growing tired of late nights together trying to keep the past at bay. Especially now that he's met sweet, beautiful Megan, whose love makes him want to change for the better. But Priss doesn't like change. Change makes her angry. And when Priss is angry, terrible things begin to happen" -- provided by publisher.

Even having hundreds of closed cases to his credit can't keep LAPD police lieutenant Milo Sturgis from agonizing over the crimes that don't get solved, and the victims who go without justice. Victims like Katherine Hennepin, a young woman strangled and stabbed in her home. A single suspect with a solid alibi leads to a dead end; one even Alex Delaware's expert insight can't explain. The only thing to do is move on to the next murder case; because there's always a next one.

When veteran operator Pike Logan and partner Jennifer Cahill receive a letter from Blaisdell Consulting--the umbrella cover company for their real employer, a top secret counterterrorist unit called the Taskforce--they expect orders for their next mission -- impossible tasking. Instead, they learn that their latest actions have gotten them fired, despite having saved thousands of innocent lives.

A teenager sees a dead man rise from his grave--and moments later is killed in a sudden hit-and-run accident. Seven ravens housed in the impenetrable fortress that is the Tower of London vanish without a trace--and legend has it that when the ravens leave, the city will fall. Bryant and May must figure out how these two inexplicable, seemingly unrelated mysteries fit together as they begin an investigation that finds them confronting a group of latter-day body snatchers and exploring the corridors of an eerie funeral parlour, all to unearth the truth behind the gruesome legend of Bleeding Heart Yard.

The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture. Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets.

After bombs rain down on Pearl Harbor, 14-year-old Lucy Takeda and her mother, Miyako, are rounded up--along with thousands of other innocent Japanese-Americans--and taken to the Manzanar prison camp where they endure abuse and harsh living conditions until Miyako makes the ultimate sacrifice.

Teachings on Bodhichitta and the Bodhisattva path have been at the heart of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition for centuries. Drawing on the beloved classic, The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva and many years of personal practice, Pema Chodron leads a retreat on cultivating practical wisdom and selfless compassion that will inspire both the experienced practitioner and the curious novice.

After losing her fiance in a shocking tragedy, Alex Morris accepts a job teaching drama therapy at a last-chance learning community for teens expelled from other schools. Alex soon discovers that discussing the Greek tragedies opens them up, and she develops a rapport with them. But are these tales teaching more than Alex ever intended? And who becomes responsible when these students take the tragedies to heart, and begin interweaving their darker lessons into real life with terrible fury?

Buddhist nun Pema Chodron provides listeners with lessons of hope for dark and painful times. She explains that a hidden ''doorway'' to freedom appears when a person feels there is no way out of hardship, and that just beyond the door is the key to facing difficult circumstances courageously and fully. Listeners learn about the awareness of impermanence, and will learn how to separate themselves from external triggers of anger, fear, and sadness.

Toni Murphy was eighteen when she and her boyfriend, Ryan, were wrongly convicted of the murder of her younger sister. Now she is thirty-four and back in her hometown, working every day to forge and adjust to a new life on the outside. She's doing everything in her power to avoid violating her parole and going back to prison. But nothing is making that easy--not Ryan, who is convinced he can figure out the truth; not her mother, who clearly doubts Toni's innocence; and certainly not the group of women who made Toni's life miserable in high school and may have darker secrets than anyone realizes. Before Toni can truly move on, she must risk everything to find out the truth and clear her name.

Leaving behind an emotionally disastrous childhood in a provincial northern town, budding playwright Luke Kanowski begins a new life in London that includes Paul Driscoll, an aspiring producer who will become his best friend, and Leigh Radley, Paul's girlfriend. Talented and ambitious, the trio found a small theater company that enjoys unexpected early success. Then, one fateful evening, Luke meets Nina Jacobs, a dynamic and emotionally damaged actress he cannot forget.

These teachings and meditation practices, recorded live during a three-day retreat, are based on teachings Pema received from her teacher Chögyam Trungpa. Behind any of the fears that stop us in our tracks lies the most basic fear of all: fear of ourselves and of our encounter with the present moment. Experience Pema's transformative teaching on finding the bravery that lives in you just below the surface of that primal fear.

But sometimes you have to explain the unexplainable, especially if the love of your life needs to understand, or she'll leave you. Jason Schuyler is one of Anita Blake's best friends and favorite werewolves, with benefits. J.J. is his lady love, an old flame from childhood who dances at one of the top ballet companies in New York. She's accomplished, beautiful, and she's crazy about him, too. Neither of them wants to be monogamous, so what could go wrong?

Charlotte Alton is an elegant socialite. But behind the locked doors of her sleek, high-security apartment in London's Docklands, she becomes Karla. Karla's business is information. Specifically, making it disappear. She's the unseen figure who, for a commanding price, will cover a criminal's tracks.

Laurel Herbert married James, Lord Kirkland, as an innocent young girl. When she saw him perform an act of shocking violence, she declared she never wanted to see him again. Now, ten years later, a chance encounter with him turns passionate, with consequences that cannot be ignored.

Mark wants someone to come home to after sea patrols. The woman he has in mind is young, pretty, and very smart. She's a civilian, but she understands life in the navy. And he has a strong sense that life with her would never be boring. But she may be too deep in her work to see the potential in a relationship with him. Gina Gray would love to be married. But a breakup she didn't see coming has her focusing all her attention on what she does best, ocean research.

Rachel Jones wasn't looking for trouble, much less a man, but in Kell Sabin she found both. On a hot summer's night Kell is washed up and barely alive, on a Florida beach and into Rachel's life. Their love blossoms as he recovers from his injuries. But by falling in love with Kell, Rachel has put her own life in danger from the forces that want him dead. Once fate has bought them together, can they learn to live apart?

By the spring of 1945, the once mighty Japanese fleet has been virtually destroyed, leaving them open to invasion. They react by dispatching hundreds of suicide bombers against the Allies. Soon the Allied fleet is losing a major ship a day to kamikazes. One destroyer faces a more pressing issue when the ship's Captain loses his mind under the relentless pressure. The other officers grapple with the results of losing their skipper's guidance, and perhaps the ship itself and everyone on board.

Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges. Leila's psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn't sure what the future holds. If that weren't enough, her lover Vlad has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she's also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever--especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won't admit that he loves her ... Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity. Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust--the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity.

Someone has been trying to poison the Earl of Lislelivet. Since Lord Lislelivet has a gift for making enemies, no one, particularly his wife, finds this too surprising. What is surprising is that the poison was discovered in a fruitcake made and sold by the Handmaids of St. Lucy of Monkbury Abbey. The powerful Lord complains loudly to the local bishop, who asks Father Max Tudor, vicar of Nether Monkslip and former MI5 agent, to investigate.

A boy visits a library on his way home from school. An old man takes the boy hostage and forces him to memorize a large number of books. The boy eventually realizes that the man plans to absorb the information he's memorized by eating his brain. With the help of a strange girl and a man dressed as a sheep, the captive devises an escape plan.

The exploits of Benedict Arnold and his co-conspirator, Major John Andre, are well-known. But few know of the third character in the plot: socialite Peggy Shippen Arnold. Blinded by his young bride's beauty and wit, Arnold does not realize that she is loyal to the British. Nor does he know that she hides a past romance with the British spy John Andre. Together with her former love and her husband, Peggy hatches the plot to deliver West Point to the British and, in exchange, win fame and fortune.

Addie Baum was born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America. Growing up in Boston, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine: a world of short skirts and new opportunities for women. From the one-room apartment she shared with her family, to the library group for girls she joins, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naive girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.

In this sensual first entry in her Immortal Guardians series, Dianne Duvall beckons listeners into a world of vampires, immortals, and humans with extraordinary gifts ... where passion can last forever, if you're willing to pay the price.

It's time for Blue Plum's annual historical festival, and everyone is getting in on the action. Expert spinners are being gathered, and a businessman has approached Kath about using the second-floor windows of her store for part of a reenactment. But the reenactment ends in real-life bloodshed when local baker Reva Louise Snapp is shot; with a bullet from a modern-day gun. But there's also talk of a sniper stalking Blue Plum, and Kath's shop is suspected to be the murderer's hideout.

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