Bloodmark

Author: Aurora Whittet

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1940014034

Category: Fiction

Page: 484

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Sixteen-year-old werewolf princess Ashling Boru is different from other wolves—she was able to shift to wolf form at birth. Rather than bringing pride to her family, it brings fear, and as a result, she is forced to live in seclusion in Ireland’s countryside. Ashling’s reputation is further blackened when she refuses her betrothed and defies the ancient laws. When her pack’s oldest rivals begin hunting her, she finds herself in the small town of York Harbor, Maine—far from everything she’s ever known. In Maine, she crosses paths with the dark and rebellious Grey Donavan, and something ignites within her soul. There’s just one problem: Grey is human. Their instant connection turns into a passionate romance, and Ashling begins to believe she can create her own life outside of wolf laws. When she begins to uncover long-buried pack secrets—secrets that threaten to destroy all she holds dear—Ashling’s courage and tenacity are tested. Will she choose her deep and enduring love for Grey, or will she follow Old Mother’s path to her destiny?

Blood Mark

Author: Dick Stivers

Publisher: Harlequin Books

ISBN: 9780373612406

Category: Fiction

Page: 219

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Rush of Blood

Author: Mark Billingham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748120491

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Perfect strangers. A perfect holiday. The perfect murder... Three couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But on their last night, their perfect holiday takes a tragic twist: the teenage daughter of another holidaymaker goes missing, and her body is later found floating in the mangroves. When the shocked couples return home, they remain in contact, and over the course of three increasingly fraught dinner parties they come to know one another better. But they don't always like what they find: buried beneath these apparently normal exteriors are some dark secrets, hidden kinks, ugly vices... Then, a second girl goes missing. Could it be that one of these six has a secret far darker than anybody can imagine? A brilliantly plotted, utterly gripping thriller about the danger of making friends on holiday, Rush of Blood is Mark Billingham's most ambitious and accomplished work to date.

The Throne of Amenkor

Author: Joshua Palmatier

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756413362

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

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The Throne of Amenkor Trilogy omnibus brings together The Skewed Throne, The Cracked Throne, and The Vacant Throne for the first time. One young girl holds the fate of a city in her hands. If she fails, it spells her doom—and the end of her world. Twice in the history of the city of Amenkor, the White Fire had swept over the land. Over a thousand years ago it came from the east, covering the entire city, touching everyone, leaving them unburned—but bringing madness in its wake, a madness that only ended with the death of the ruling Mistress of the city. Five years ago the Fire came again, and Amenkor has been spiraling into ruin ever since. The city's only hope rests in the hands of a young girl, Varis, who has taught herself the art of survival and has been trained in the ways of the assassin. Venturing deep into the heart of Amenkor, Varis will face her harshest challenges and greatest opportunities. And it is here that she will either find her destiny—or meet her doom.

Love Like Blood

Author: Mark Billingham

Publisher: Goyalit

ISBN: 3037920963

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Der Bestseller aus Großbritannien! In einem friedlichen Wohnviertel wird eine Frau in ihrem eigenen Haus mit Säure begossen und brutal ermordet. Der Polizei fehlt jede Spur. Niemand scheint einen Grund gehabt zu haben, der Lehrerin etwas anzutun. Ihre Lebensgefährtin hingegen war Polizistin, und ermittelte in einer Reihe ungelöster Fälle die alle auf organisierte Ehrenmorde hindeuteten. War sie das eigentliches Ziel der Täter? DI Tom Thorne übernimmt die Ermittlungen und betritt eine gefährliche Welt, in der Familien ihre eigenen Gesetze haben. Thorne setzt alles daran, zu verhindern, dass Eltern im Namen der Ehre zu Mördern ihrer eigenen Kinder werden – und muss erfahren, was es bedeutet, wenn Liebe zu Blut gerinnt.

The Skewed Throne

Author: Joshua Palmatier

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101098996

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Amenkor, city of legend―at its height, Amenkor was a center of wealth and culture. But a millennium ago, the city was caught in the White Fire, a force that swept across the land spreading madness, drought, famine, and disease in it wake. Now the Dredge―the bustling market street that snaked between the slums and the prosperous center of the city―marked the dividing line between plenty and poverty, safety and peril. Left a homeless orphan as a very young child, Varis learned to survive in the Dredge. And when the White Fire blasted through Amenkor for the second time, Varis―along with the entire city―was trapped in the overwhelming blaze of power. Though the current Mistress continued to reign from the Skewed Throne, Amenkor's decline escalated after the second Fire. For Varis, though, the chance to escape her hopeless existence unexpectedly presented itself when a guardsman of the Skewed Throne named Erick―one of the elite assassins known as Seekers―enlisted her to work for him. Because she had a gift for "Seeing" the true nature of people, Varis soon realized something was wrong, that some of those marked for death were not guilty. But how could the Mistress be mistaken? Trust in the all-knowing, all-seeing justice and wisdom of their ruler was the foundation of Amenkor's society. Then, one fateful day, Varis claimed a life that took her beyond the law. Suddently there was nowhere safe for her in the Dredge. There was only one place left to flee to―into the heart of Amenkor itself.

Flesh and Blood

Author: Mark Peterson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409132544

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A psychopath intent on annihilating anyone in his way. A young detective with a troubled past. An investigation on the verge of collapse. When an undercover police officer is killed and a deadly shipment of pure heroin hits land, it looks as though the operation to bring down Brighton's biggest drug dealer is compromised. But the investigation is in more trouble than either Detective Sergeant Minter or his boss, Tom Beckett, could ever imagine. Embarking on a bloody journey that will set him on a collision course with his team, Minter is pulled back into his own troubled past - to a childhood spent in care and the vicious murder of his closest friend. Past and present converge and Minter finds himself pitted against the only family he has ever known - the police family - as he fights to uncover the startling truth. FLESH AND BLOOD is the first novel in a stunning new crime series starring DS Minter. By turns gripping, shocking and poignant, it will keep you riveted to the last page.

The Society of Blood

Author: Mark Morris

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1781168733

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Transported through time to the dank streets of Victorian London, Alex Locke seeks to unravel the mysteries of the Obsidian Heart, the enigmatic object to which his fate is inextricably bound. When a string of grisly murders takes place across the capital, Alex follows a trail that will lead him through the opium dens of Limehouse into the dark and twisted world of the Society of Blood, and ever closer to unlocking the secret of the Heart.

Sherlock Holmes - A Betrayal in Blood

Author: Mark A. Latham

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1783298677

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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It is 1894, and the news of a Transylvanian nobleman's death at the hands of a certain Professor Van Helsing is the talk of London. Unsatisfied at the acquittal of the professor, Mycroft Holmes asks Sherlock to investigate what truly led to the deaths of Lucy Westenra and the mysterious aristocrat. The newspapers are full of inconsistencies and wild supernatural theories, and as Holmes digs deeper, he suspects that those hailed as heroes are not what they seem.

Bloody Lies

Author: Thomas Mollett,Calvin Mollett

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 0143531107

Category: True Crime

Page: N.A

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This book daringly challenges one of the most controversial murder cases in recent South African history. In 2007 Fred van der Vyver was acquitted of the 2005 murder of his girlfriend Inge Lotz. He then sued the police to the highest court for malicious prosecution - and failed. In spite of the defence's trashing of the prosecution's case at the trial, brothers Thomas and Calvin Mollett provide a compelling argument of how every key element of the prosecuting evidence withstands the closest scrutiny. They use models, measurements, forensic tests, mathematical formulae and the views of experts both here and overseas. The authors show how an ornamental hammer found in Van der Vyver's vehicle, but thrown out as evidence, could match Inge's head wounds. Contrary to the claim accepted in court, they convincingly argue that a disputed fingerprint was not lifted off a drinking glass found in Inge's flat - a detail that could make all the difference. They demonstrate how blood marks on a towel could have come off the hammer, how blood stains on the floor could have been shaped by a specific shoe and how a closer look at cell phone records reveals a different choreography of movements than what was accepted by the court.

Caravaggio

Signed in Blood

Author: Mark David Smith,Mark K. Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781896580050

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 152

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In seventeenth-century Rome, connections are everything. But for fifteen-year-old Beppo Ghirlandi, an indentured servant accused of murder, there is no one to turn to. The only person who will help him is the painter from across the Piazza, the madman genius known as Caravaggio—who, unfortunately, has serious troubles of his own. By helping Caravaggio flee, Beppo might just be able to stay alive.

Bad Blood

Author: Mark Sennen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007518166

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 400

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When the body of a six-year-old girl is found buried beneath a patio, nobody is surprised when a local paedophile is murdered shortly afterwards. But when a member of DCI Charlotte Savage's team is abducted and several men are executed in cold blood it becomes apparent that there's a psychopath on the loose.

Bloodmark (the Kingsmen Chronicles #2)

An Epic Fantasy Sword and Highland Magic

Author: Jean Lowe Carlson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943199198

Category:

Page: N.A

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"Smart epic fantasy! Deep world building and character development. If you loved Wheel of Time or Game of Thrones you should give this a shot." - Anders C., Amazon Reviewer "Like George RR Martin and Joe Abercrombie, Carlson writes in this genre for grown-ups, with flair and elegance. A complex world with characters that develop well, this story reveals its complexity as it builds!" - Daniel F., Amazon Reviewer Alrou-Mendera reels, the nation usurped by the villainous Khehemni. But Kingsman Elohl and his sister Olea have done their duty and kept the Queen alive, helping her escape to the safety of the Highlands. As the same shadowy opponents rally the nation into a vicious war, Olea is spirited away to a desert oasis, learning the truth of the unstoppable ancient magic behind the Khehemni. And now Elohl must become the Queen's ambassador, racing against time to cross the treacherous Kingsmountains and find aid, before a ruthless slaughter begins. This dark and gritty sword and sorcery series from award winning author Jean Lowe Carlson explores a complex world of treachery, passion, sex, and magic. Readers who enjoy Game of Thrones, Outlander, the Kingkiller Chronicles, or the Wheel of Time will love this fantastic adventure.

In Cold Blood

Author: Mark Dawson

Publisher: Mark Dawson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The new book from acclaimed writer Mark Dawson (author of the #1 bestselling JOHN MILTON series), IN COLD BLOOD is an action-packed thriller about ruthless betrayal and bloodthirsty vengeance. REVENGE IS A DISH BEST SERVED COLD Beatrix Rose was the most dangerous assassin in an off-the-books government kill squad until her former boss betrayed her. A decade later, she emerges from the Hong Kong underworld with payback on her mind. They gunned down her husband and kidnapped her daughter, and now the debt needs to be repaid. It’s a blood feud she didn’t start but she is going to finish. Beatrix has already crossed one name off her Kill List. Her second target is a mercenary being held hostage by Somali terrorists. Can she infiltrate the most dangerous failed state on the planet and scrub him off the List, too? Packed with explosive action and page-turning suspense, this is the must-read first novel in a brand new series that is sure to be as successful as the John Milton series.

Unlocking the Secrets of the Shroud

Author: Gilbert R. Lavoie

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457502127

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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One of the first books written in the U.S. since 1988 that presents the Shroud of Turin as the authentic burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth. The author, a medical doctor, takes us on a scientific and scriptural search (with more than 70 revealing photographs) that allows us to decide for ourselves whether the ancient cloth has any meaning for us today. A companion video that traces the story of the shroud from Turin to Jerusalem is also available. In 1961, while poking around in a used bookstore in Boston, Lavoie stumbled across a paperback called A Doctor at Calvary, by French surgeon Pierre Barbet. As Lavoie thumbed through the pages, he discovered that Barbet was writing not about Jesus' crucifixion but about the Shroud of Turin, a piece of cloth that contained the bloody image of a naked man. Thus began Lavoie's 30-year quest to uncover the true origins of the Shroud and to reveal its mysteries. In this well-told scientific and theological detective story, Lavoie offers a step-by-step account of his attempts to prove that the Shroud of Turin could well have been the shroud that covered Jesus as he was taken from his cross to his tomb. In order to show that the marks on the cloth are indeed blood stains, Lavoie discusses the nature of blood as it clots, especially when those clots are covered with cloth. Through various experiments, he is able to conclude: "blood clots transfer to cloth as mirror images of themselves; the neatness of the transfers is related to the fact that the man of the shroud died in the vertical position; the time the clots take to transfer to cloth coincide closely with the gospel timetable of the death and burial of Jesus." Lavoie is on his firmest footing when he sticks to his scientific theories, but when he begins to argue in the final chapters that John's gospel and letters indicate that John possessed the shroud and was hiding it from his audience, he treads shakier speculative ground.

Blossoms and Blood

Author: Mark SaFranko

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244022785

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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"In class the nuns hinted at the same thing. What we learned from the Baltimore Catechism was that 'self-gratification, ' whatever that meant, exactly, was a sin against the sixth commandment, 'Thou shalt not commit adultery, ' and the tenth commandment, 'Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife.' It was in fact, one of the deadly, cardinal sins: LUST. I tried with all my strength to not give in to temptation, but failed again and again. "This went to prove that I was weak." --- Foreshadowing the turmoil of Hating Olivia, Max Zajack is in love with the wrong female yet again. This time, however, he's only twelve years old and he has to contend with the additional challenges of confrontational parents, Catholic guilt and the looming threat of adulthood. "Every kid feels it, every kid knows it, so the story shakes us and sends us straight back into the arms of an irreversible nostalgia - and that's why Mark SaFranko is a great American writer." --- Tom Buron, introduction to 'Blossoms and Blood'

Milk-Blood

Author: Mark Matthews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692207956

Category:

Page: 158

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Lilly is ten years old, living in poverty, born with a heart defect, and already addicted to heroin. Her mother is gone from her life, and there are rumors that she was killed by her father and buried near the abandoned house across the street. The house intrigues her, she can't stay away, and the monstrous homeless man who lives there has been trying to get Lilly to come inside. For her mother is there, buried in the back, and this homeless man is Lilly's true father, and both want their daughter back.

A Craving for Blood

Author: Mark H. Walker

Publisher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated

ISBN: 9781601450081

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Abrams tanks, three-story tall robotic fighting machines, and vampiric assassins. A strange combination, but one that will keep reader's noses buried in the binding as they bore through this darkly erotic, yet grittily detailed, military science fiction thriller.

The Powder, Their Paper and Pools of Blood

Author: Mark Hunter

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469765525

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Integrity is a word which was uttered on nightly newscasts for months after an anonymous but calculating White House intern introduced herself to the President. Integrity is a word emblazoned on the front page of every law enforcement manual in the country and it’s a concept affirmed by every individual who ever accepts a position of public trust. Its also a notion which is the focus of The Powder, Their Paper and Pools of Blood. This novel is a first person account of a DEA Agent, initially an honorable young man with noble intentions to pursue a vocation in federal law enforcement. As his career progresses, he permits himself to become seduced by the enviable lifestyles of those he investigates. He begins by pocketing purposeless trinkets and trivial amounts of money, rationalizing his behavior each and every time he consummates an act that he recognizes to be morally repugnant. The ease by which the Agent, Mark Connors, consummates his thefts nourishes his appetite for more lucrative and exciting acts of dishonesty until he is a witness to the most deplorable act one human being can do to another. The Powder, Their Paper and Pools of Blood is a dark and captivating slice of fiction which includes accurate information about real tactics employed by the agents and offices of the Drug Enforcement Administration.