This smash bestseller about privileged Vassar classmates shocked America in the sixties and remains “juicy . . . witty . . . brilliant” (Cosmopolitan).
At Vassar, they were known as “the group”—eight young women of privilege, the closest of friends, an eclectic mix of vibrant personalities. A week after graduation in 1933, they all gather for the wedding of Kay Strong, one of their own, before going their separate ways in the world. In the years that follow, they will each know accomplishment and loss in equal measure, pursuing careers and marriage, experiencing the joys and traumas of sexual awakening and motherhood, all while suffering through betrayals, infidelities, and sometimes madness. Some of them will drift apart. Some will play important roles in the personal dramas of others. But it is tragedy that will ultimately unite the group once again.
A novel that stunned the world when it was first published in 1963, Mary McCarthy’s The Group found acclaim, controversy, and a place atop the New York Times bestseller list for nearly two years for its frank and controversial exploration of women’s issues, social concerns, and sexuality. A blistering satire of the mores of an emergent generation of women, The Group is McCarthy’s enduring masterpiece, still as relevant, powerful, and wonderfully entertaining fifty years on.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary McCarthy including rare images from the author’s estate.
“Stunning. . . Oliveira writes with feeling.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“[An] engrossing story. . . that feels utterly timely.”
—People, “The Best New Books”
New York, 1879: An epic blizzard descends on Albany, devastating the city. When the snow finally settles, two newly orphaned girls are missing. Determined not to give up hope, Dr. Mary Sutter, a former Civil War surgeon, searches for the two sisters. When what happened to them is finally revealed, Dr. Sutter must fight the most powerful of Albany's citizens, risking personal and public danger as she seeks to protect the fragile, putting at risk loves and lives in her quest to right unimaginable wrongs.
As contemporary as it is historic, Winter Sisters is part gripping thriller, part family saga, and ultimately a story of trauma and resilience that explores the tremendous good and unspeakable evil of which humans are capable.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet? With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.
"Guarantees characters that glow with equal parts wit, sass, and sensuality." Library Journal (Starred Review)
The first in a fun, flirty new series from Mia Sosa!
After a very public breakup with a media-hungry politician, fitness trainer Tori Alvarez escapes to Aruba for rest, relaxation, and copious amounts of sex on the beach--the cocktail, that is. She vows to keep her vacation a man-free zone but when a cute guy is seated next to her on the plane, Tori can't resist a little harmless flirting.
Hollywood heartthrob Carter Stone underwent a dramatic physical transformation for his latest role and it's clear his stunning seat mate doesn't recognize the man beneath the shaggy beard and extra lean frame. Now Carter needs help rebuilding his buff physique and Tori is perfect for the job. It doesn't hurt that she makes his pulse pound in more ways than one.
Sparks are flying, until a pesky paparazzo reveals Carter's identity. Tori is hurt and pissed. She wants nothing to do with another man in the limelight, but she's still got to whip him into shape. Can Carter convince Tori he's worth the threat to her privacy that comes with dating a famous actor, or will Tori chisel him down to nothing before he even gets the chance?
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Praise for Acting on Impulse
"This first book in the 'Love on Cue' series guarantees characters that glow with equal parts wit, sass, and sensuality."
-- Library Journal (starred review)
"Combine Sosa's gift for creating easily relatable characters and her engaging, witty prose with some off-the-charts sensual love scenes and you have a knockout start to the author's new Love on Cue series."
"The first installment in the Love on Cue series is charming, witty, and consistently funny. . . . [A] sharp romance that begs to be savored."
-- Kirkus Reviews
"Acting on Impulse is a genuinely delightful and sexy romance and I'm excited to continue the series!"
-- All About Romance (Desert Isle Keeper review)
Mia Sosa "writes scorching-hot sex scenes! Totally here for it, along with a lot of other things about this book."
--Heroes and Heartbreakers
"[T]he book feels both effortless and intricate, in the way of truly great genre offerings...and I have very giddy expectations for the next in the series."
-- The Seattle Review of Books
"You will not be able to turn the pages fast enough!"
-- Fresh Fiction
"With characters that practically leap off the page, and dialogue that sparkles with sass and wit, Acting on Impulse is a laugh-out-loud read with pulse-pounding sexy times."
-- Tracey Livesay, author of Love Will Always Remember
"Mia Sosa's fabulous mix of flirty and funny is what every reader dreams about! This author is a must for any romance lover."
-- Codi Gary, author of Things Good Girls Don't Do
"In Acting on Impulse, Mia Sosa dazzles with sizzling chemistry, witty dialogue, and unforgettable characters. Tori and Carter's romance takes the reader on an exciting, emotional ride."
-- USA Today Bestselling Author Susan Scott Shelley
"A slow burn must-read with a Hollywood hottie and a heroine you'll want to hang out with!"
-- Avery Flynn, USA Today bestselling author of The Negotiator
"A fresh, sexy, laugh out loud funny rom com with characters you can't help but root for and a love story that will leave you smiling well after the book is finished."
-- Alyssa Cole, award-winning author
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“Absorbing . . . impossible to resist.” —The Washington Post
As Europe erupts, can one young spy protect his queen? #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett takes us deep into the treacherous world of powerful monarchs, intrigue, murder, and treason with his magnificent new epic, A Column of Fire. A thrilling read that makes the perfect gift for the holidays.
In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love.
Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious conflict dividing the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country’s first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents.
The real enemies, then as now, are not the rival religions. The true battle pitches those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else—no matter what the cost.
Set during one of the most turbulent and revolutionary times in history, A Column of Fire is one of Follett’s most exciting and ambitious works yet. It will delight longtime fans of the Kingsbridge series and is the perfect introduction for readers new to Ken Follett.
A misanthropic matriarch leaves her eccentric family in crisis when she mysteriously disappears in this whip-smart and "divinely funny" novel that inspired the movie starring Cate Blanchett (New York Times).
Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect; and to 15-year-old Bee, she is her best friend and, simply, Mom.
Then Bernadette vanishes. It all began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle--and people in general--has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic.
To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, and secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and surprisingly touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.
Get the first three thrillers in the action-packed series.
They used her daughter as bait. They messed with the wrong mother.
Meet Sei. She abandoned her life as a deadly assassin to try to find peace—but when contacted by a source claiming to have information about the daughter she thought she’d lost, Sei finds herself taking on one last mission. Can she unravel the truth before time runs out?
What Amazon readers are saying:
★★★★★ I never thought I would be cheering on an assassin, but it's hard to not love this character.
★★★★★ I had fun trying to guess Sei's next move. I was never correct.
★★★★★ Hard to imagine how this author created a character so clever, intelligent and gifted. And a woman, no less.
★★★★★ Assassins may not be the best people in the world, but Sei makes you root for the best for her.
★★★★★ Drama, mystery, and a hard punch from the beginning.
★★★★★ One of the best books I've read on Kindle.
★★★★★ Characterization is fantastic; story is very engaging, and excellent plot.
★★★★★ I love a book that reads like I've just watched an action movie.
★★★★★ Definitely a killing machine but with a moral compass.
★★★★★ A multifaceted character that draws sympathy.
★★★★★ Love, Love, Love this series.
★★★★★ I usually don't read books about assassins, but I'm looking forward to reading the rest.
★★★★★ I can't help but admire and root for the petite female Asian assassin.
★★★★★ Read it in 1 day!
Buy the box set, and start a series you won't ever want to put down.
To Katie life was simple. She wanted a little house in upper Boston, and four kids fathered by her best friend Jason, who she’s been infatuated with since she was eight. After a devastating family secret is exposed, all she wants now is to escape the media hype that follows her everywhere she turns. Leaving her family, friends, and Jason behind, she travels to places she’s only read about, to find a father she’s never known.
Jason is on a mission and he’s come halfway around the world to complete it. Despite his feelings for Katie, he won’t let her resistance deter him, even if it means she’ll never trust him again. As their world spirals out of control, their relationship will be tested and changed forever. If he can keep them alive and out of harm’s way, he may have a chance to make everything right.
Miller believes he's trying to solve yet another murder case, but he soon stumbles on a shocking secret. Framed for trying to kill his partner, Dent Miller is a man in free fall. He may have to tear the whole city down to find the truth.
Can an honest man win against rich, powerful enemies that will do anything to hide the truth?
Do you like action that is "non-stop, gritty, and believable?" Do you like thrillers that are "realistic and intense?"
Download this gritty thriller, strap yourself in, and cancel your appointments, because you'll keep turning pages until you reach the explosive end.
It takes a monster to catch one.
ZANE WALKER—FBI, Magickal Crimes Division
There’s a reason the bureau sends me undercover with the worst drug cartels in the world—my magick is as illegal and dirty as the enhancers they peddle. Just the kind that "Pennies" Machnik—Dziki crime lord—likes to use on his enemies. Being his enforcer lets me keep my own monster locked up while I build a case against him. If I can bring Pennies in, maybe I can finally put the stigma of what I am behind me. But when people start overdosing on his street drugs, a beautiful witch storms in, making demands she thinks she can back up with magick. I have to make a split second choice... and the monster comes raging out.
EVER STRANGE—CEO, Strange Medical Technologies
Someone has killed my father. They made it look like an overdose, but Asher Strange, the world-renown researcher of medical magick, never took an illegal drug in his life… much less tawdry magick enhancers. I run the family empire, but no one was more proud of the Strange family name than my father. A long line of us stretches back to the first days of High Magick—no way he would throw that away chasing a quick high. But before I can get an autopsy, my father’s body disappears… and being a Level One mage and one of the richest women in the city means I will get answers.
Someone’s putting deadly magick into street drugs… and it’s killing people all over Chicago. Zane’s magick is monstrous, and Ever’s power brings out his beast. But she insists on finding her father; and keeping her safe has suddenly become his job—on top of stopping an epidemic of overdoses that just might be cover for a serial killer. Together, they work to stop the dark magick that’s stalking the streets of Chicago… and try to keep their own secrets from consuming them both.
Ever Strange is the first book in a new paranormal romantic suspense series from bestselling romance author Alisa Woods. The first three books in the series (Ever Strange, Mercy Strange, Verity Strange) follow the three Strange sisters, each powerful witches in an influential magickal family embroiled in a mysterious plot to change everything about the magickal world. Part urban fantasy, Legal Magick takes place in an alternate Chicago where High Magick returned in 1859 and is now integral in every aspect of the legal—and illegal—world. Each book is a standalone romance.
‘I was gripped immediately’ Katerina Diamond, Sunday Times bestseller
How much do you know about the couple next door?
When Emily and Ben move in next door to Dr Burman and his wife Alisha, they are keen to get to know their new neighbours. Outgoing and sociable, Emily tries to befriend the doctor’s wife, but Alisha is strangely subdued, barely leaving the house, and terrified of answering the phone.
When Emily goes missing a few weeks later, Ben is plunged into a panic. His wife has left him a note, but can she really have abandoned him for another man? Or has Emily’s curiosity about the couple next door led her straight into danger?
A gripping, sinister thriller with a twist you won’t see coming from the international bestseller Lisa Stone.
This guy could offer me the moon, and I’d hand it right back.
Never in a million years did I expect to run into the biggest crush of my childhood.
But, of course, I have.
And I’m reporting to him at the new company I landed a big-time job at.
Arrogant. Hot as hell. Total jackass.
Why he’s still single is no mystery to me. He’s not willing to settle down.
He’s always been that way, and as far as I’m concerned, he always will be.
But, boy, is he beautiful to look at. Every part of me screams "run" as my insides turn to mush.
No. Not me too…
Not again. I should be immune by now.
I know him far too well to fall into this hopeless pit of adoration again.
But maybe there’s a way around it. It’s his power that drives me over the edge of insanity.
If I were the boss instead of him, I’d hold all the cards.
Good thing I’m always up for a challenge.
Funnily enough, this guy thinks he’s going to score.
He might have to redefine what getting lucky looks like after me.
At least, that’s the plan.
This is book 1 of a 3 book series. You will have to read books 2 and 3 to complete the story.
What happens when a Rock Star in Disguise meets a Billionaire in hiding?
Georgie doesn’t know who she is dating.
At a high society wedding, Georgie Johnson is introduced to Alexandre de Valentinois, a hereditary duke of nothing who flies around the world on his private planes and describes himself as “one of those despicable, idle rich men.” Yet, when pressed, he sings at the wedding in a gorgeous, clear tenor that tugs at Georgie’s soul, and miraculously, he calms her paralyzing stage fright so she can accompany him on the piano, even though she thought she had left her classical music career behind when she went into hiding.
But Alexandre has a dark side. His name is Xan Valentine, and he’s the rock star front man for Killer Valentine. He’s famous, but his paparazzi-dogged lifestyle might get Georgie killed.
A #1 AMAZON BESTSELLER
A macabre poem scrawled in blood. A girl with a secret. And a ruthless killer who'll stop at nothing to find her.
"Thrilling, emotional, and depraved, with twists and turns you don't see coming."
~Kristen Mae, bestselling author of Red Water
"Fearless, smart writing and a plot that will stick with you."
~Beth Teliho, award-winning author of Order of Seven
STARVATION TAKES MANY FORMS
Ash Park, a run-down suburb of Detroit, might not be the most idyllic place to live, but for Hannah Montgomery, it's safe. At least, it feels that way until a serial killer starts dicing up women from the shelter where she volunteers.
Hannah manages to convince herself the killings have nothing to do with her brutal past—but then her boyfriend is murdered in the same ruthless manner as the others. And the police think she may have had something to do with it.
The cops are right about one thing: Hannah is responsible. Because she knows who the killer is. Now she must face the fact that she brought a monster with her to Ash Park--and his appetite for blood is insatiable.
Everyone's hungry for something.
Some are more famished than others.
Dark, gritty, and raw, Famished is an emotional roller coaster and an electrifying debut from bestselling author Meghan O'Flynn. If you like Chelsea Cain, James Patterson, or Caroline Kepnes, you'll LOVE Famished, the first book in the Ash Park series.
Two erotic historical romances to steam up your reading...
This starter set contains light BDSM and features the following stories:
Submitting to the Rake
Desperate to save her cousin from certain ruin with a notorious rake, Miss Heloise Merrill impersonates her cousin and takes her place at the 'Chateau Debauchery.' Heloise intends to convince the rake -- Sebastian Cadwell, Earl of Blythe -- to turn his attentions elsewhere. What she doesn't intend is to be splayed across his legs and spanked!
Deprived of his intended guest, Sebastian Cadwell intends to provide the meddling Miss Merrill a much deserved set-down. But when his hand connects with her lovely derrière, he finds he wants to do more than just administer a light spanking. He wants her total submission.
Submitting to Lord Rockwell
For debt-ridden Deana Herwood, losing a hand of cards to the wealthy Lord Rockwell is bad enough. But when he proposes that she settle her loss to him by spending one night offering her body up to his pleasure, she finds herself caught in a bind.
After agreeing, she discovers that his carnal appetite includes a preference for the taboo. When she expresses her reservations, he offers an even more outrageous proposition—he will owe her a hundred pounds if she fails to spend at his hands. Can she win the wager or will her body succumb to the wicked attentions of Lord Rockwell?
Decker was a specialized hunter for a CIA Shadow Organization, working deep undercover to track down and capture ruthless international mercenaries and fugitives. Then a daring mission takes a lethal turn, leaving innocents dead in its wake, and Ethan’s wife a prime target of a ruthless assassin. To save her, and because he can no longer justify his actions, Ethan exiles himself to a remote desert in New Mexico, a prisoner of his own guilt and grief.
Then one searing day, a former member of Decker’s covert team arrives at his door, shepherding two children. She entrusts them to his protection and leaves without explanation.
Suddenly, the race is on to reach his ex-wife before the deadly assassin finds her, and to unlock the mystery behind the two children—who have become pawns in a dark conspiracy so evil that even this former spy cannot imagine the peril that lies directly in his path.
This is the first full-length book in the BLIND RUN series.
Also from Patricia Lewin, the Erin Baker Thriller Series.
OUT OF REACH
OUT OF TIME
OUT OF THE WOODS (Coming Soon)
Short Stories by Patricia Lewin
HELEN TOLD ME
AWAY (A Blind Run Short Story)
HIDE (A Blind Run Short Story) - Coming Soon
I wasn’t supposed to be working the night I met JC.
Before him, I’d been content with the daily grind, managing one of NYC’s top nightclubs. So what if my life didn’t have a happily ever after? I didn’t believe in that anyway.
Then JC showed up.
Sexy, rich and smooth-talking, JC is nothing more than a distraction. I’m not interested in a night-in-shining latex so it’s easy to push the playboy away. Or it is until my life spins unexpectedly out-of-control. Then he’s there for me, offering a new method of survival, one based on following primal urges and desires that requires me to abandon my constant need for control.
His no-strings-attached lessons obliterate my carefully built walls. And as I discover freedom, I start to feel things for him that I shouldn’t. Things that make me fear for my newly vulnerable heart. Because JC has secrets of his own, and his secrets don’t want to set him free.
An alien ship rests over Water Island. For five years the people of the US Virgin Islands have lived with the Ynaa, a race of superadvanced aliens on a research mission they will not fully disclose. They are benevolent in many ways but meet any act of aggression with disproportional wrath. This has led to a strained relationship between the Ynaa and the local Virgin Islanders and a peace that cannot last.
A year after the death of a young boy at the hands of an Ynaa, three families find themselves at the center of the inevitable conflict, witness and victim to events that will touch everyone and teach a terrible lesson.
Dr. Amelia Crockett's life was going exactly the way she had always planned—until one day it wasn't.
When Mia's career plans are shattered, the always-in-control surgeon has no choice but to head home to Paradise Ranch and her five younger sisters, cowboy boots in tow, to figure out how to get her life back on track. The appearance of a frustrating, but oh-so-sexy, former soldier, however, turns into exactly the kind of distraction she can't afford.
Even though Mia can't stand the sight of him, Gabriel Harrison has never returned the sentiment. He can't seem to resist teasing the gorgeous doctor who pushes all of his buttons. And the searing hot kisses they share are turning him inside out.
As she begins to work with Gabe, helping former vets recover from severe PTSD with the aid of some wild Mustangs, Mia finds herself becoming more like the person she used to be. She never expected to alter her life plans, and definitely never expected to fall for anyone, least of all the handsome Gabe. But fate and some lucky red boots have a way of changing things. As their lives become more complicated, will Mia and Gabe's love be enough to smooth the way to a happily ever after?
YOU’LL NEVER FIND ME…
A twisty, compelling, characterful crime thriller from a major new talent.
NOT TO BE MISSED!
A distraught mother…
When Susan Wilkins walks into No Stone Unturned, Leeds’s newest private detective agency, owners Lee and Jo are thrilled. Their first client is the kind of person they always hoped to help—a kind woman desperately worried about her son, Jack.
A missing son…
The case seems simple—kid starts college, takes up with the wrong crowd, forgets to ring his mother. But very quickly, Lee and Jo suspect they’re not being told the whole truth.
A case which could prove deadly…
Their office is ransacked, everyone who knows Jack refuses to talk to them and they feel like they’re being followed…it’s clear Lee and Jo have stumbled into something bigger, and far more dangerous, than they ever expected. Will they find Jack, or will their first case silence them both for good?
"Great Day in the Morning!" is a book comprised of stories about life in America's Deep South during the 1950s as seen through the eyes of a child. Told in the tradition of "Tom Sawyer," the author gives the reader glimpses into the world of an adolescent boy, who, like most
"It is Noah's Ark meets Game of Thrones, unique and surprising." - Rowena Kuo, Award winning editor and publisher One of the most beloved and enduring stories of all time . . . One of the most recognizable characters in history . . .A plot by a rival to kill Noah and his family is