Summary Book Review The Blackstone Affair Collection by Raine Miller:
Download or read book The Blackstone Affair Collection written by Raine Miller and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-12-17 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Blackstone Affair Collection brings together New York Times bestselling author Raine Miller’s three captivating novels just in time for the holiday season. This digital-only collection includes three sensational novels from indie publishing phenomenon Raine Miller: Naked. The erotically-charged story of Brynne, an American girl living in London, who embarks on a torrid love affair with Ethan Blackstone, a successful businessman specializing in security. All In. Secrets have destroyed the passionate relationship between Brynne and Ethan—but Ethan is determined to do whatever it takes to win his girl back and protect her from the things that can keep them apart forever. Eyes Wide Open. Brynne and Ethan find their life together riddled with conflict. A stalker is getting closer to Brynne, forcing the two lovers to fight even harder to hold onto their love and the new hope they share for a future.
Summary Book Review The Birthright Series Collection Books 1-3 by Bridget E. Baker:
Download or read book The Birthright Series Collection Books 1-3 written by Bridget E. Baker and published by Purple Puppy Publishing. This book was released on 2020-12-05 with total page 1100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Bible says that Methuselah, seven generations removed from Adam and Eve, lived 969 years. Most scientists don't believe it. Many historians are skeptical. Even devout Christians wonder. But Chancery Alamecha knows it's true. After all, she's seven generations removed from Eve, and her mother's celebrating her nine-hundredth birthday tomorrow. Chancery thinks her morning will consist of last minute party planning. She has no idea that a single mistake is about to destroy all her future plans and set her on a forked path. She'll have to choose. Kill her sister and ascend her mother's throne--something she never wanted. Or. Run and hide while her sociopathic twin takes over the world, starting with China. Can Chancery do what it takes to defeat Judica? And even if she can, how can she do it without becoming a monster herself? Still not convinced? Displaced has won several awards and gotten reviews from professional reviewers: ★★★★ AWARDS!! ★★★★ SOVAS 2020 Finalist in Fantasy-Best Voiceover (Audiobook) Whitney Award 2020 Finalist in Fantasy Publisher's Weekly BookLife Prize 2020, Quarter Finalist Professional Reviews: Publisher's Weekly BookLife Prize gave it a 9.25/10 and said, "Displaced, the first novel in Baker's Birthright Saga, boasts a fleet, often inspired story of matriarchal superheroes on a Hawaiian island. The story's heart is the conflict between royal teen twins Chancery, the kind-hearted protagonist, and Judica, her cruel sister and the heir to the throne. Baker's story pulses with exciting incident, and even though this is the first book in a series the climax is consequential and exciting, even as it entices readers with the promise of more. Baker's writing is swift but potent. She invests each scene with the heart of her protagonist, so it's always clear what's most important in each moment. The large cast is clearly described and differentiated, and scenes of action and romance both prove exciting. Chancery's perspective is likably wry for a royal narrator. The dialogue varies from flirty teen banter to regal proclamations, but always is crisply crafted. Baker brings fresh energy and invention to even familiar elements like the inevitable royal succession crisis. Her Evians' powers and customs fascinate, and Displaced never misses an opportunity to jolt readers with a surprise. Chancery is a strong and appealing protagonist, split between two worlds and ultimately dragged into battle against her own twin. Both sisters are vividly drawn, as are their paramours, guards, relations, and friends. A letter from Chancery's mother, after that queen's death, is a moving highlight of the story, and Chancery's exciting choices power the narrative from start to epic climax." Kirkus featured Displaced in the indie section of their print magazine the month they reviewed it, and they said Displaced is, "a fast moving, engaging tale in what promises to be an epic fantasy romance series." Keywords: fantasy romance, succession crisis, throne, royal fantasy, genetic superhuman, ya fantasy romance, ya fantasy, epic ya fantasy, epic fantasy, clean fantasy, love triangle, clean fantasy romance, alternate history fantasy, villain origin story fantasy, ya urban fantasy, clean urban fantasy, contemporary fantasy, ya contemporary fantasy, magical realism, ya magical realism, swords and sorcery, ya game of thrones, clean game of thrones, teen fantasy romance, teen fantasy, teen epic fantasy.
Summary Book Review The Birthright Series Collection Books 4-7 by Bridget E. Baker:
Download or read book The Birthright Series Collection Books 4-7 written by Bridget E. Baker and published by Purple Puppy Publishing. This book was released on with total page 1359 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chancery may be the youngest ruler of the Evians, but she won her first battle. Thanks to her success, the powers ruling the rest of the Earth are aligning against her, and her supporters’ demands grow with every passing day. Her days of hiding are over… A five thousand year old prophecy and a dull black rock ruined the life Chancery planned for herself. As she navigates the roiling waters of ancient prejudice, assassination, war, and refugees, she discovers how deeply unprepared she was to assume this unwanted role. But standing tall makes you a target. She isn’t alone, but everyone around her is working an angle. Noah’s missing, Edam’s planning their wedding, and the rulers of the Evian nations watch her every move like hungry panthers ready to pounce. A prophecy may have led her to this point, but the rest is up to her. Can she locate the true threat amid the school of red herrings? And what price is she willing to pay to prevent the threatened catastrophe? Grab books 4-7 of this epic urban fantasy series today and BINGE the complete story without stopping!
Summary Book Review Wearing Purple (Oz Blackstone series, Book 3) by Quintin Jardine:
Download or read book Wearing Purple (Oz Blackstone series, Book 3) written by Quintin Jardine and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2008-11-13 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Not even the larger-than-life can escape the vice-grip of murder... Oz Blackstone delves into the dangerous world of professional wrestling in Wearing Purple, Quintin Jardine's third novel to feature the private investigator. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and James Oswald. Newly married to his childhood sweetheart and happily settled in Glasgow, private enquiry agent Oz Blackstone is looking for a touch of the unexpected in his life. And when he's introduced to the seven-foot, granite-muscled figure of Everett Davis, champion wrestler and head of the burgeoning Global Wrestling Alliance, he knows he's found it. The GWA's televised tour of Europe has been dogged by inexplicable technical hitches and terrifying accidents in the ring - leaving Everett convinced that someone is trying to sabotage his business before it can take on the big boys and go global. Under the inspired disguise of Master of Ceremonies, Oz enters the extraordinary world of professional wrestling to try and unmask the perpetrator. But as he begins to discover the dangerous reality behind the glittering facade, a string of accidents becomes murder, and suddenly Oz has to wrestle with the biggest crisis of his life. What readers are saying about Wearing Purple: '[This book] exploded and I struggled to put it down' 'Rip roaring escapism from a master of the genre' 'Made me laugh, made me cry and kept me guessing'
Summary Book Review The Blackstone of Military Law by Joshua E. Kastenberg:
Download or read book The Blackstone of Military Law written by Joshua E. Kastenberg and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-04-23 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Colonel William Winthrop singularly was the most influential person in developing the military law of the United States. A half century ago, the Supreme Court tendered to Winthrop the title, 'The Blackstone of Military Law,' meaning simply that his influence outshone all others. He has been cited over 20 times by the highest court and well over a 1,000 times by other federal courts, state courts, and legal texts. In this, he surpasses most other legal scholars, save Joseph Story, John Marshall, or Felix Frankfurter. But while biographies of each of these Supreme Court Justices have been written, there has been none to date on Winthrop. The Blackstone of Military Law: Colonel William Winthrop is the first biography on this important figure in military and legal history. Written in both a chronological and thematic format, author Joshua E. Kastenberg begins with Winthrop's legal training, his involvement in abolitionism, his military experiences during the Civil War, and his long tenure as a judge advocate. This biography provides the necessary context to fully appreciate Winthrop's work, its meaning, and its continued relevance.
Summary Book Review For the Death of Me (Oz Blackstone series, Book 9) by Quintin Jardine:
Download or read book For the Death of Me (Oz Blackstone series, Book 9) written by Quintin Jardine and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2008-09-04 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You've got one shot at life... Oz Blackstone is never too far from the criminal underworld, as proved in his ninth adventure For the Death of Me from acclaimed author Quintin Jardine. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and Peter May. It's summertime in Monaco and Oz Blackstone is sitting on the verandah of his opulent mansion - one of three homes - idly gazing at Roman Abramovich's luxury yacht as it gently cruises into the harbour. Life doesn't get much better than this. Yet the demons of the past begin to creep up on Oz's sunny life: blackmail and murder are lurking in the shadows. Oz travels all the way to Singapore to track down the owner of some incriminating photographs but he's in grave danger of over-exposure. And when organised crime muscles in on the picture, Oz is getting perilously close to losing a lot more than his wealth and reputation... What readers are saying about For the Death of Me: 'Another great novel from the king of crime writing. I enjoyed this book and the story kept me engrossed for ages - couldn't put it down' 'All the books have intriguing plots, a cast of vivid characters and a driving pace that keeps you reading to the end' 'Five stars'
Summary Book Review HBR Women at Work Series Collection (3 Books) by Harvard Business Review:
Download or read book HBR Women at Work Series Collection (3 Books) written by Harvard Business Review and published by Harvard Business Press. This book was released on 2022-04-12 with total page 706 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inspiring conversations, advancing together. Women often face unique challenges in the workplace, from navigating the wage gap and facing unfair biases to coping with interrupting colleagues and worrying about imposter syndrome. How can you rise above it all and forge a clear path to success? The HBR Women at Work Series Collection brings together strategies and advice to help women advance in their careers. This specially priced collection features You, the Leader, which examines how you can stand out as an aspiring female leader while overcoming the obstacles you face as you chart your way to the top; Speak Up, Speak Out, which will help you be heard in conversations large and small and discover ways to raise issues without raising your voice; and Making Real Connections, which will take you beyond transactional networking and superficial small talk to create valuable work relationships built on trust. Featuring detailed discussion guides, this collection will spark important conversations about where we're at and how to move forward. The HBR Women at Work series spotlights the real challenges and opportunities women experience throughout their careers. With interviews from the popular podcast of the same name and related articles, stories, and research, these books provide inspiration and advice for taking on topics at work like inequity, advancement, and building community. Featuring detailed discussion guides, this series will help you spark important conversations about where we're at and how to move forward.
Summary Book Review Blackstone's Pursuits (Oz Blackstone series, Book 1) by Quintin Jardine:
Download or read book Blackstone's Pursuits (Oz Blackstone series, Book 1) written by Quintin Jardine and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2019-12-30 with total page 141 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When private enquiry agent Oz Blackstone takes on the job of finding an insurance company's missing half million, he's hoping for a healthy finder's fee, not a life-changing experience. But when he finds the corpse of the would-be embezzler with a knife in his back and no sign of the missing money, what had seemed like a routine job begins to look distinctly dodgy. Until the captivating Primavera 'Prim' Phillips arrives on the scene, wondering why she's been greeted not by her sister Dawn, but Dawn's dead boyfriend and a rather nervous-looking private eye. For Oz, things are looking up. This is the kind of girl who's definitely worth pursuing. Especially if she knows where to get her hands on half a million pounds ...
Summary Book Review Screen Savers (Oz Blackstone series, Book 4) by Quintin Jardine:
Download or read book Screen Savers (Oz Blackstone series, Book 4) written by Quintin Jardine and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-03-04 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The spotlight can be murder... In Quintin Jardine's Screen Savers, Oz Blackstone attempts to put the past behind him, before crime comes creeping back to meet him. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and Peter May. 'Screen Savers is a novel that engages you from the start' - Dundee Evening Telegraph For Oz Blackstone, the days of getting into trouble for a living, otherwise known as being a private enquiry agent, could soon be behind him. An undercover stint posing as a TV wrestling Master of Ceremonies has convinced him that he might just have a bit of a hidden theatrical talent. So when Oz gets the chance of a bit-part in a movie, it seems like an offer he can't refuse - even though his own life is fast developing a dramatic storyline of its own, with a frightening series of accidents befalling people close to him. And when the female lead is kidnapped from the set in a bizarre echo of the movie's rollercoaster plot, fiction and reality come together in a terrifying climax. But has Oz got what it takes to save the day? What readers are saying about Screen Savers: 'A book of so many twists and turns... what an outcome, would never have worked that one out' 'A first class yarn' 'Five stars'
Summary Book Review As Easy as Murder (Primavera Blackstone series, Book 3) by Quintin Jardine:
Download or read book As Easy as Murder (Primavera Blackstone series, Book 3) written by Quintin Jardine and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-01-05 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Evil stalks an idyllic retreat... An exciting ensemble of characters make for a gripping read in As Easy as Murder, Quintin Jardine's third unmissable crime thriller to feature Primavera Blackstone. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and James Oswald. 'Don't plan to begin reading this one on a work night. You won't put it down until the final page' - Globe and Mail A tranquil Spanish village by the sea is the perfect place for Primavera Blackstone to raise her ten-year-old Tom, son of the late lamented Oz, especially when they are joined by his nephew, tyro pro golfer Jonny Sinclair. But when her best friend Shirley introduces her new man, Patterson Cowling, he seems to be a trouble magnet. A casual thief tries to pick his pocket and is found a few days later with his face blown off. A bloody coincidence, or does Patterson Cowling have a past to protect? As the body count rises, and Primavera becomes den mother to an extended golfing family, it seems that homicide is par for the course, and that hazards lie in wait for everyone. Can she save the day, or is the game just too rough? What readers are saying about As Easy as Murder: 'Primavera Blackstone at her very best' 'A great read and keeps you on the edge of your seat right until the end' 'Five stars'
Summary Book Review Alarm Call (Oz Blackstone series, Book 8) by Quintin Jardine:
Download or read book Alarm Call (Oz Blackstone series, Book 8) written by Quintin Jardine and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2008-09-04 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Revenge can have shattering consequences... Oz Blackstone returns in Alarm Call, the witty, pacy and dramatic eighth novel in Quintin Jardine's crime series. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and James Oswald. Oz Blackstone didn't go looking for fame: it jumped out of an alleyway and mugged him with a fist full of high denomination notes. Movie stardom, wealth, a successful marriage - Oz is standing on the brink of the Seriously Big Time and life just seems to keep lining up the cherries... He should have known it couldn't stay that good for that long - don't the juiciest fruit always go sour? The first sign of trouble appears when Oz finds his ex-wife Primavera Phillips, drenched in her own tears - her life in ruins, cheated out of her fortune and robbed of her baby boy, Tom, by his lying con-man father. What could Oz do but help? Maybe he should have called for help himself, or stuck to the game plan of looking after number one. Instead he sets out on a voyage of dark intrigue and wild discovery that could turn his life upside down - again. What readers are saying about Alarm Call: 'Yet another Jardine tale with twists and turns throughout... the final twist is brilliant' 'Loved every word' 'Another brilliant read from Quintin'
Summary Book Review The Bob Skinner Collection by Quintin Jardine:
Download or read book The Bob Skinner Collection written by Quintin Jardine and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-05-07 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Available together for the very first time, these are the first three crime novels in the inimitable Bob Skinner series by Quintin Jardine. Skinner's Rules As head of Edinburgh's CID, Detective Chief Superintendent Bob Skinner has seen it all... but even he is shocked by the savagely mutilated corpse discovered in a dark alleyway. Further random killings in the city suggest a vicious serial killer is on the rampage. But when the first victim's fiancee is also murdered, Skinner realises that someone is in deadly earnest... Skinner's Festival An explosion rocks Princes Street in the midst of the Edinburgh Festival. Responsibility is claimed by a group supposedly demanding political separation from Britain, but as atrocities escalate Skinner realises this is no gang of fanatics, but a highly professional team. And he is forced to assemble a crack task force, carry the ball when the government fumbles on the air, and wrestle with the beast within, who emerges with periodic ferocity to foil a clever, greedy scheme involving the crown jewels and Skinner's own daughter. Skinner's Trail First the joyous birth of Skinner's son... Then the grim reality of murder in one of Edinburgh's prosperous suburbs. As the murder investigation continues without result, it seems the killer was particularly cunning in covering his tracks - leaving no clues or leads to pursue. But then another seemingly minor crime takes Assistant Chief Constable Bob Skinner in a new direction, along a tortuous and bloody trail.
Summary Book Review Unnatural Justice (Oz Blackstone series, Book 7) by Quintin Jardine:
Download or read book Unnatural Justice (Oz Blackstone series, Book 7) written by Quintin Jardine and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2008-11-13 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This time it's personal... Blackmail and jealousy threaten Oz Blackstone and his family in Unnatural Justice, Quintin Jardine's thrilling seventh novel in the crime series. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and Val McDermid. 'Meticulously plotted with every event contributing to a shocking triple-whammy finale' - Scotsman Oz Blackstone is enjoying the success of his latest smash hit movie. He's moving into a big country house near Loch Lomond with his gorgeous wife, Susie Gantry, and together they have the lifestyle of everyone's dreams. But when blackmailers threaten Oz's father with a particularly sleazy scam, the dream begins to turn into a nightmare. Oz gets paint thrown at him during the premiere of his movie and then an incendiary bomb is sent to his wife's offices. Some very nasty people will resort to murder to get what they want, but Oz has never ducked out of confrontation. As he prepares to fight back, he knows he's being sucked into a vortex of evil... What readers are saying about Unnatural Justice: 'As always with Quintin Jardine, the story starts quickly and dramatically and just gets better and better. A great read' 'Another great Oz Blackstone mystery full of twists and turns' 'Great writing - love the tension and story line is superb. I feel am walking the streets with the characters'
Summary Book Review Satin & a Scandalous Affair by Jan Colley:
Download or read book Satin & a Scandalous Affair written by Jan Colley and published by Silhouette. This book was released on 2008-04-01 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What would it take for Danielle Hammond to design a necklace for one of the world's highest-priced diamonds? Gem broker Quinn Everard wasn't above using blackmail to get Dani to take the job. She was the only designer worthy of the piece…and the only woman he wanted as his new mistress. Insisting she complete her work at his secluded Australian home, the millionaire soon had Dani under his seductive influence. But he had to watch out…or the smart, sexy woman could uncover every one of his well-kept secrets.
Summary Book Review The Anchored Series Collection by Bridget E. Baker:
Download or read book The Anchored Series Collection written by Bridget E. Baker and published by Purple Puppy Publishing. This book was released on 2022-04-28 with total page 1532 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What if saving our world means destroying another? Alora’s brain has always been a little strange. No matter how hard things on Earth got, and they got pretty awful, she always dreamt that she possessed amazing telekinetic powers on another world. Her brother called them her delusions of grandeur. But when things start to go unbelievably well on Earth—hot guys asking her out and her brother landing a terrific job—everything falls apart in her dream world. As people she’s seen in her dreams begin to appear on Earth, Alora fears that the two worlds may in fact be connected. And that’s bad. Because according to a prophecy in her dreams, she’s the only one who can save their world. At first it made no sense, but she’s beginning to think that she’ll have to choose. If they can’t both continue, which world should she save, and which world will have to burn?