The Tudor wife – Emily Purdy
A lustful king. A thirst for power. The terrible price of revenge! When we meet the shy, plain Lady Jane Parker, she feels out of place in Henry VIII's court, which is filled with glamour and intrigue. Then she meets the handsome George Boleyn and becomes overjoyed when her father arranges a match! until she meets Anne.
George Boleyn is completely devoted to his sister Anne; and as Anne's circle of admirers grows, so does Jane's resentment. Becoming Henry's queen makes Anne the most powerful woman in England; but it also makes her vulnerable, as the King is desperate for an heir.
When he begins to tire of his mercurial wife, the stage is set for the ultimate betrayal! Encompassing the reigns of four of Henry's wives, from the doomed Anne to the reckless Katherine Howard, The Boleyn Wife is an unforgettable story of ambition, lust, and jealousy.
The Lady and the poet – Maeve Haran
Set in the twilight years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, "The Lady and the Poet" tells the story of the illicit, and passionate love affair between the poet John Donne, and, against all odds, his eventual marriage to Ann More.
Deeply atmospheric, the characters, the buildings, the sights and the smells of 16th century London, are vividly brought to life alongside that of a very rural existence at Loseley Park in Surrey, ancestral home of the More family.
The Concubine’s Secret – Kate – Furnivall
China, 1929. For years Lydia Ivanova believed her father was killed by the Bolsheviks. But when she learns he is imprisoned in Stalin-controlled Russia, the fiery girl is willing to leave everything behind - even her Chinese lover, Chang An Lo.
Lydia begins a dangerous search, journeying to Moscow with her half-brother Alexei. But when Alexei abruptly disappears, Lydia is left alone, penniless in Soviet Russia.
All seems lost, but Chang An Lo has not forgotten Lydia. He knows things about her father that she does not. And while he races to protect her, she is prepared to risk treacherous consequences to discover the truth
Fever of the Bone – Val Mcdermid
When teenager Jennifer Maidment's murdered and mutilated body is discovered, it is clear that there is a dangerous psychopath on the loose. But it's not long before Tony and DCI Carol Jordan realise it's just the start of a brutal campaign.
Their chameleon-like killer is chatting with them online, pretending to share their interests - and then luring them to their deaths. But just when Tony should be at the heart of the hunt, he's pushed to the margins and replaced by a dangerously inexperienced profiler.
Struggling with the ghosts of his own past and desperate for distraction, Tony battles to find the answers in his most nerve-shattering investigation yet.
The Strain – Guillermo Del Toro & chuck Hogan
JFK International Airport, New York City: Seated corpses faced in row after row. No evident trauma. No nosebleeds. No signs of poisoning. They were seated as any normal passengers would be, chairs in full and upright position, still waiting for the fasten seatbelt sign to be turned off at the airport gate…
What took the lives of an airplane full of people?
Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, Head of the Center for Disease Control’s New York team, is racing to find out, but little does Eph know that the nightmare is only just beginning.
Abraham Setrakian is an elderly Armenian professor who understands the darkness that is descending. Many years ago, in the hellish barracks of the Treblinka extermination camp, he faced a horror more terrifying than death itself.
Before the next sundown Eph, Setrakian, and a motley collection of heroes must undertake the ultimate fight for survival. Should they fail, New York will be lost. And the rest of the world will follow…
The Scarpetta Factor – Patricia Cornwell
It is the week before Christmas. A tanking economy has prompted Dr. Kay Scarpetta - despite her busy schedule and her continuing work as the senior forensic analyst for CNN - to offer her services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of unexpected and unsettling events. She is asked live on the air about the sensational case of Hannah Starr, who has vanished and is presumed dead. Moments later during the same telecast she receives a startling call-in from a former psychiatrist patient of Benton Wesley's.
When she returns after the show to the apartment where she and Benton live, she finds an ominous package - possibly a bomb - waiting for her at the front desk. Soon the apparent threat on Scarpetta's life finds her embroiled in a surreal plot that includes a famous actor accused of an unthinkable sex crime and the disappearance of a beautiful millionaires with whom Lucy seems to have shared a secret past.
Scarpetta's CNN producer wants her to launch a TV show called The Scarpetta Factor. Given the bizarre events already in play, she fears that her growing fame will generate the illusion that she has a 'special factor,' a mythical ability to solve all her cases. She wonders if she will end up like other TV personalities: her own stereotype.
Dark Visions – L.J Smith (Omnibus - The Strange Power,The Possessed,The Passion)
The Strange Power
Eyes that saw what was not meant to be seen. Kaitlyn Fairchild was frightened by her uncanny talent, by the prophetic drawings that isolated her at school. Until she was invited to California, to attend the Zetes Institute with four other psychically gifted students, in return for a college scholarship. It was a chance to begin again, to belong; a great adventure, with the promise of romance…with Rob, irresistible, yet strangely innocent…with dark, enigmatic, Gabriel. Until they learn the truth about an experiment that threatens their sanity, and their lives. All they have is each other, and perilous psychic link that can save or destroy them all…
They’re gifted and damned, linked by psychic powers, pursued by an evil genius determined to own them, body and soul. Kaitlyn Fairchild and her four friends have no choice: They must follow the dream that drives them onward to a lonely white house on a distant cliff. Kait fears the unknown. But the greatest threat is in their midst. Dark, hypnotic Gabriel feeds on her life energy to sustain his own. Newcomer Lydia says she’s one of them. But is she? Someone is trying to divide and conquer, to make them psychic slaves before they reach their journey’s end…
Kaitlyn Fairchild and her four psychic friends nearly escape from the evil Mr. Zetes until Gabriel defects to the Institute. Desperate to break the intimacy of their telepathic link, he becomes the enemy and hunter of Kaitlyn’s group. Rob is determined to destroy Gabriel if he has to…but Kait can’t let that happen. On her own, she leaves her friends and returns to the Institute, pretending to join Mr. Zetes. But when her reckless gamble goes wrong, will Gabriel save her or betray her again? And when the final battle comes, will Kaitlyn choose Rob or Gabriel light or darkness?
Kissed by an Angel – Elizabeth Chandler
Ivy always believed in angels. When she meets Tristan, it's the love of a lifetime. When he dies, her heart is broken and her belief in angels vanishes.
And without that belief, she is unable to feel Tristan's presence when he returns--as an angel. Now Ivy is in terrible danger, and Tristan is struggling to save her.
How can he protect her if she's lost her faith in angels?
Gifted (Better Late Than Never) - Marilyn Kaye
Goth girl Jenna Kelley has the ultimate tool to stage a teenage rebellion: she can read people's minds without even trying.
When her alcoholic mother is hospitalized, a stranger shows up who says he's her long-lost dad and promises a better future. Too good to be true? Her gifted classmates think so, but
Jenna is so determined to have a real parent around and a somewhat normal life that she might have lost her ability to listen.
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