There are those who walk among us, no longer alive, but not yet crossed over. They seek retribution.vengeance.or to warn us. And among the living, few can even intuit their presence.
Katie O'Hara is one who can.
As she finds herself drawn deeper and deeper into a gruesome years old murder, whispered warnings from a spectral friend become more and more insistent. But Katie it compelled to discover the truth. Could David Beckett really be responsible for his fiancee's murder?
And worse. Is David, the man she is compelled to turn to for help, responsible for the body count rising in the Island of bones? A place where, as in the past, the dead are posed in macabre tableaux from the history.
Katie knows that the danger is increasing by the moment – especially as she finds herself irresistibly drawn to David. His fiancee's murder wasn't the last.and Katie's could be next.
For as long as it has stood overlooking New England's jagged coastline, Lexington House has been the witness to madness – and murder. But in recent years the inexplicable malice that once tormented so many has lain as silent as its victims. Until now. A member of the nation's foremost paranormal forensic team, Jenna Duffy has made a career out of investigating the inexplicable. Yet nothing could prepare her for the string of slayings once again plaguing Lexington House – or for the chief suspect, a boy barely old enough to drive, much less kill. With the young man's life on the line, Jenna must team up with attorney Samuel Hill to pinpoint who – or what – is taking the lives of those who get too close to the past. But everything they learn brings them closer to the forces of evil stalking this tortured ground.
A Desperate Plea
Ashley Forrester had no choice but to plead with Vito di Cavalieri to drop the charges that would put her brother in prison. She expected Vito to exact a high payment in return. But what shocked her was his asking price…
A Demanding Proposition
He wanted Ashley… in his bed, as his wife. And passion surged beneath her shaking defenses and betrayed her like never before. Because how could she control love turned to white-hot hatred-and desire that raged dangerously out of control.
Seducida y luego desposada… pero sólo por el bien de su hijo…
Leandro Carrera Márquez, duque de Sandoval, era tan aristocrático, orgulloso y arrogante como su propio título… y también guapo y arrebatador hasta lo imposible. ¿Cómo podía desear este banquero multimillonario a una pobre camarera como Molly?
Sin embargo, así era. Leandro consiguió a Molly y la dejó embarazada por accidente. En el mundo tan tradicional de Leandro, sólo quedaba una opción posible: el matrimonio. Después de todo, ninguno de sus nobles antepasados se había casado por amor…
¡Casada con un príncipe del desierto por obligación! El príncipe Jasim bin Hamid al Rais está preocupado porque su hermano, al que le encantan las mujeres, podría estar a punto de caer en las redes de la cuidadora de su hija, lo que supondría un terrible escándalo para la monarquía de Quaram. Aunque Elinor Tempest parece tan sólo una chica guapa y delicada, Jasim no se deja engañar y decide encargarse él personalmente de semejante caradura. Sólo después de seducirla sin contemplaciones descubre que, efectivamente, era virgen… ¡y se ha quedado embarazada! Un miembro de la realeza no puede nacer sin que sus padres estén casados, así que convierte a Elinor en su esposa…
¡Como novia sí, pero como esposa no! Lindy no se podía creer que fuera la novia del armador Atreus Dionides. ¡Ella, que estaba rellenita y se ganaba la vida haciendo velas! Pero Atreus parecía encantado con sus curvas cuando le hacía el amor apasionadamente en su casa de campo. Claro que Lindy se iba a llevar dos buenas sorpresas: la primera, que ella sólo era la amante de los fines de semana y que Atreus se quería casar con una joven de la alta sociedad griega; y la segunda, imposible de esconder, que estaba embarazada de él.
Maddie zaczyna pracę w firmie Giannisa Petrakosa od fatalnego potknięcia. Potem kontakty z szefem stają się coraz bliższe. W końcu Maddie zakochuje się w Giannisie i spędza kilka dni w jego domu w Maroku. Tam przypadkiem dowiaduje się, że on już ma narzeczoną…
Captive in the sheikh's harem!
Tilda was regretting her short-lived romance with Rashad, the crown prince of Bakhar. Now, with her impoverished family indebted to him, Rashad was blackmailing Tilda by insisting she pay up…as his concubine! Soon Tilda was the arrogant sheikh's captive in his faraway desert kingdom. Then Rashad publicly acknowledged her as his woman… and under the law of Bakhar they were now bound together forever…as husband and wife!
Seduction and Passion Guaranteed
Will the Frenchman discover he has a secret son?
Tabby fell in love with Christien Laroche, but then tragedy struck and Christien wanted nothing more to do with her. How could Tabby confess to the arrogant Frenchman that she was expecting his baby? Now Tabby has made a new life for herself and her son. But Christien is back! What if he discovers little Jake's existence?
Greek billionaire Andreas Nicolaidis had never kept a mistress for longer than three months…until Hope Evans entered his bed. But now, even after two years together, Andreas has no intention of making Hope his wife. She knows it is time to leave the man she loves, but then she discovers that she's expecting his child. Suddenly Andreas is looking at things very differetnly…his formerly convenient mistress will become his permanent wife!
It amazed Ophelia that Lysander Metaxis – a Greek billionaire notorious for his harem of adoring women – wanted to marry her, a humble gardener with a crumbling old manor house and debts up to her ears.
But soon she realized Lysander didn't want her – he wanted her property and her body. But marry him she would, because she had no choice if she wanted to keep what she cherished most. And disobedient she would be, because her new husband had no intention of loving her…
It's been eight years since Prudence's arranged wedding to Nikolas Angelis. Their relationship was never consummated and they have always lived apart. But now Prudence longs to have her own baby and she wants a divorce. However, Nik is horrified – he is her husband and he will be the father of her child! Prudence reluctantly agrees to a trial marriage with Nik. But conceiving his baby? That's not a risk she's willing to take…
From the moment he sees Abbey at a charity fashion show, Russian tycoon Nikolai Arlov wants every inch of that curvy, creamy body. When she refuses him, he mercilessly switches tactics, aiming straight for her vulnerable heart…
With her family's business in serious trouble, Abbey knows Nikolai's money is their only hope. She submits to his lethal brand of seduction and blackmail – ready and willing to do anything he desires. Only, Nikolai has no idea his reluctant mistress is.a virgin.
Leandro Carrera Marquez, Duque de Sandoval, was as aristocratic, proud and arrogant as his name.and darkly handsome in an impossible, breathtaking way. What would this billionaire Spanish banker want with a struggling, impoverished waitress like Molly?
But Leandro did want Molly – and he took her, accidentally making her pregnant with his child. In Leandro's traditional world, there was only one option – marry the mother of his heir. After all, none of his noble ancestors had actually married for love…
Women in uniform weren't usually Cristos Stephanides's thing. But seeing Betsy Mitchell in her chauffeur's outfit… What harm could there be in trying to bed her? However, the tycoon hadn't bargained on being kidnapped, along with Betsy, and held captive on an Aegean island! And since their captors had thoughtfully provided them with a luxury villa, what was to stop Cristos continuing with his seduction plan in comfort?
9 to 5
The personal assistant: When Sara caught her fiancé being unfaithful with her cousin, she felt doubly betrayed.
Her boss: Almost miraculously, Alex Rossini was on hand to help Sara pick up the pieces. However, having worked for Alex for some time now, she knew he never did anything without expecting something in return. So why was she surprised when he revealed that he was prepared to pay the cost of having her – be it money or marriage?
Business or pleasure? Sara wanted Alex so badly, she would have given herself to him with no strings attached. But in order to win Alex, she would have to play his game – and choose her price…
Sergei Antonovich, multimillonario ruso, era famoso por estar rodeado permanentemente de supermodelos y aspirantes a actrices; pero ninguna de ellas era adecuada para convertirla en su esposa. ¿Podría cumplir el mayor deseo de su abuela y ofrecerle un nieto?
¿Por qué no tratar todo el asunto como si fuera un negocio? Sin emoción alguna; sólo con un contrato de conveniencia que le asegurara lo que quería: una esposa con la que acostarse, de la que disfrutar y a quien dejar embarazada para después… abandonarla.
Una mujer virtuosa vale más que los rubíes
Para el príncipe Raja al-Somari sacrificar su libertad por su país no era una opción, sino un deber. Pero tuvo que utilizar ciertas tácticas mucho más placenteras para convencer a su nueva esposa… Hacía apenas unos días, Ruby Sommerton no era más que una chica corriente que iba a trabajar y cotilleaba con su compañera de piso, pero de pronto descubrió que era una princesa y que su príncipe la esperaba, impaciente, en un palacio en el desierto. La nueva esposa de Raja tenía mucho que aprender para comportarse como una noble… además de descubrir lo excitantes que eran las noches con su marido, para quien tener un heredero era una prioridad.
Already haunted by a youth of illegitimacy and poverty, Valente Lorenzatto never forgave Caroline Hales's abandonment of him at the altar.
But now he's made millions and claimed his aristocratic Venetian birthright – and he's poised to get his revenge. He'll ruin Caroline's family by buying out their company and throwing them out of their mansion.unless she agrees to give him the wedding night she denied him five years ago…
Hackers And Painters Big Ideas From The Computer Age
"The computer world is like an intellectual Wild West, in which you can shoot anyone you wish with your ideas, if you're willing to risk the consequences. " —from Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age, by Paul Graham We are living in the computer age, in a world increasingly designed and engineered by computer programmers and software designers, by people who call themselves hackers. Who are these people, what motivates them, and why should you care? Consider these facts: Everything around us is turning into computers. Your typewriter is gone, replaced by a computer. Your phone has turned into a computer. So has your camera. Soon your TV will. Your car was not only designed on computers, but has more processing power in it than a room-sized mainframe did in 1970. Letters, encyclopedias, newspapers, and even your local store are being replaced by the Internet. Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age, by Paul Graham, explains this world and the motivations of the people who occupy it. In clear, thoughtful prose that draws on illuminating historical examples, Graham takes readers on an unflinching exploration into what he calls "an intellectual Wild West." The ideas discussed in this book will have a powerful and lasting impact on how we think, how we work, how we develop technology, and how we live. Topics include the importance of beauty in software design, how to make wealth, heresy and free speech, the programming language renaissance, the open-source movement, digital design, Internet startups, and more. And here's a taste of what you'll find in Hackers & Painters: "In most fields the great work is done early on. The paintings made between 1430 and 1500 are still unsurpassed. Shakespeare appeared just as professional theater was being born, and pushed the medium so far that every playwright since has had to live in his shadow. Albrecht Durer did the same thing with engraving, and Jane Austen with the novel. Over and over we see the same pattern. A new medium appears, and people are so excited about it that they explore most of its possibilities in the first couple generations. Hacking seems to be in this phase now. Painting was not, in Leonardo's time, as cool as his work helped make it. How cool hacking turns out to be will depend on what we can do with this new medium." Andy Hertzfeld, co-creator of the Macintosh computer, says about Hackers & Painters: "Paul Graham is a hacker, painter and a terrific writer. His lucid, humorous prose is brimming with contrarian insight and practical wisdom on writing great code at the intersection of art, science and commerce." Paul Graham, designer of the new Arc language, was the creator of Yahoo Store, the first web-based application. In addition to his PhD in Computer Science from Harvard, Graham also studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence.