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Book one in the Cat's Eyes Series Aisha McClellan has more trouble than she knows what to do with. A born cat-­shifter, part human, part leopard, at the age of eighteen when she was just coming into her first heat, a rogue member of the pack attacked her and traumatised her, leaving her unable to shift.­Cast out by her pack, she makes a half-­life for herself on the outskirts of both human and shifter societies, moving from city to city, seeking some kind of attachment. She's been in San Antonio for about six months now and has taken to hanging out at The Litter Box, a bar where cat shifters go to relax.­Several times she's allowed herself to go home with someone she's met there, but it's always a disaster, and after that she's careful to avoid them. Her best friend is the bartender, Max Rogan. One night when she's drinking too much he coaxes her story out of her. He is appalled at how she's had to live and what's happened to her.

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A short story of 5k words.

The third wish is always death to a Genie, and now only one Genie remains. He has hidden his power and denied the use of his wishes for millennia, because he wants to live.

But one night, after millennia of care, he thoughtlessly grants the wish of an old woman...

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Recently adapted for the screen, this now-­classic collection of ten stories from the author of Resuscitation of a Hanged Man and Angels is narrated by a young man, a recovering alcholic and heroin addict whose dependencies have led him to petty crime, cruelty, betrayal, and various kinds of loss.

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MATTHEW PEARL Edgar Allan Poe invented detective fiction with these three mesmerising stories of a young eccentric named C. Auguste Dupin: 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', 'The Mystery of Marie Rogêt' and 'The Purloined Letter'. Dorothy L. Sayers would later describe these tales as 'almost a complete manual of detective theory and practice'. Indeed, Poe's short mysteries inspired the creation of countless literary sleuths, among them Sherlock Holmes. Today the unique Dupin stories still stand out as utterly engrossing page-­turners. This edition includes the definitive text of these stories and an introduction and appendix on 'The Earliest Detectives' by Matthew Pearl.

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Collection of classic short stories, first published in 1912. According to Wikpedia: "Edward Morgan Forster(1 January 1879 7 June 1970), was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist. He is known best for his ironic and well-­plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-­century British society. Forster's humanistic impulse toward understanding and sympathy may be aptly summed up in the epigraph to his 1910 novel Howards End: "Only connect".

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Arthur is a precocious eight-­year-­old boy whose mother is a B-­list celebrity more concerned with the state of her bank account than with her son's development. Then an enigmatic young nanny named Missy introduces him to a world he never knew existed.

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Kathryn Delcour returned to her hometown of New York City. Widowed two years ago, she found healing from her loss through the practice of Tantra and teaches the spiritual and sexual art to others.

Unfortunately she hasn’t met a man who lights a fire inside of her like her late husband... until she meets billionaire Adam Kingsley. Take a little journey into Kathryn’s mind on the day they met.

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Book two in the Luecross Wolves Series What is a woman to do when two gorgeous shape-­shifting men want to have a ménage a trois?­Scarlett has always had feelings for her two best friends, Issac and Lukas. The only problem is, the two men are in a relationship together. What Scarlett doesn't know is that her two friends have secrets of their own, deep and dark secrets that include her. She must decide to jump in with both feet and accept what they are offering, or turn her back on the two men she has always loved.­Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of m/m intimacy, and menage sex.

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Larry Brown's highly praised novel Dirty Work established him as one of the fiercest and most powerful new voices in Southern literature, a writer who understands the sorrows and joys of everyday life. That same compassionate regard for ordinary people shines on every page of Big Bad Love, whose heroes in these stories have a fatal weakness for beer, fast women, and pick-­up trucks, and who find a kind of salvation in the reckless pursuit of love.­From Publishers WeeklyWomanizing, heavy-­drinking, often desperate backwoods loners inhabit this virtuoso collection of short stories. According to PW , "A casual glance suggests invasion of Raymond Carver territory, but Brown stakes out his own turf by dint of his integrity and wit; his heroes are savants of the down-­and-­out set, harrowingly aware of their own limitations without abandoning hope of salvation.­"
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library JournalFrom the author of Dirty Work , a searing war/antiwar novel ( . . .

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