Modern day London - a proud day for a very proud man, and why shouldn´t he be? Boris has worked so very hard, and is now launching his new driver-less tube train on the pioneering Tower Line. But while some consider the line a triumph, not all are as pleased; in fact some, the more spiritually-attuned perhaps, are downright terrified. For the line, along with its creators, hides a secret... a secret darker than the tunnels under the Thames, and darker than the stories around the bodies buried there. As dark as the blackest evil of which man is capable. Bear witness - in the tunnel there is no way out. WARNING - ADULTS ONLY
Living Above the Line is a compilation of messages about growing in grace and maturing in the knowledge of God until, as Ephesians 4:13 says, we come ??unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ?. If you want to build stronger relationships, understand the true nature of confession, forgiveness, and discipleship, and explore God?s unconditional covenant, then this book is for you. The chapters are short, but they are jam-packed with truth, wisdom, examples, and revelation so take your time and enjoy your move up to Living Above the Line.
USA TODAY BESTSELLER • In a novel that´s perfect for fans of Alice Clayton and Emma Chase, Lauren Layne delivers a sexy take on the timeless question: Can a guy and a girl really be ´´just friends´´? When Parker Blanton meets Ben Olsen during her freshman year of college, the connection is immediate-and platonic. Six years later, they´re still best friends, sharing an apartment in Portland´s trendy Northwest District as they happily settle into adult life. But when Parker´s boyfriend dumps her out of the blue, she starts to wonder about Ben´s no-strings-attached approach to dating. The trouble is, even with Ben as her wingman, Parker can´t seem to get the hang of casual sex-until she tries it with him. The arrangement works perfectly . . . at first. The sex is mind-blowing, and their friendship remains as solid as ever, without any of the usual messy romantic entanglements. But when Parker´s ex decides he wants her back, Ben is shocked by a fierce stab of possessiveness. And when Ben starts seeing a girl from work, Parker finds herself plagued by unfamiliar jealousy. With their friendship on the rocks for the first time, Parker and Ben face an alarming truth: Maybe they can´t go back. And maybe, deep down, they never want to. Praise for Blurred Lines ´´I just finished Blurred Lines and I absolutely adored this outstanding story.´´-New York Times bestselling author Sandi Lynn ´´I devoured Blurred Lines in one sitting. It´s my kind of book, sexy and witty, and the banter between the characters is off the charts. You´ll fall in love with their chemistry from page one.´´-USA Today bestselling author Sidney Halston Lauren Layne´s New York Times bestselling Oxford Novel series can be read in any order: IRRESISTIBLY YOURS I WISH YOU WERE MINE SOMEONE LIKE YOU I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE I THINK I LOVE YOU Don´t miss any of Lauren Layne´s hot reads: The Love Unexpectedly series: BLURRED LINES GOOD GIRL LOVE STORY WALK OF SHAME AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS The Sex, Love & Stiletto series: AFTER THE KISS LOVE THE ONE YOU´RE WITH JUST ONE NIGHT THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE The Redemption series: ISN´T SHE LOVELY BROKEN CRUSHED The I Do, I Don´t series: READY TO RUN RUNAWAY GROOM Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
The Shadow-Line is a short novel based at sea by Joseph Conrad; it is one of his later works, being written from February to December 1915. It was first published in 1916 as a serial in New York's Metropolitan Magazine in the English Review and published in book form in 1917 in the UK and America. Joseph Conrad, original name Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, (born December 3, 1857, Berdichev, Ukraine, Russian Empire [now Berdychiv, Ukraine]—died August 3, 1924, Canterbury, Kent, England), English novelist and short-story writer of Polish descent, whose works include the novels Lord Jim (1900), Nostromo (1904), and The Secret Agent (1907) and the short story “Heart of Darkness” (1902). During his lifetime Conrad was admired for the richness of his prose and his renderings of dangerous life at sea and in exotic places. But his initial reputation as a masterful teller of colourful adventures of the sea masked his fascination with the individual when faced with nature’s invariable unconcern, man’s frequent malevolence, and his inner battles with good and evil. To Conrad, the sea meant above all the tragedy of loneliness. A writer of complex skill and striking insight, but above all of an intensely personal vision, he has been increasingly regarded as one of the greatest English novelists. Conrad’s father, Apollo Nal?cz Korzeniowski, a poet and an ardent Polish patriot, was one of the organizers of the committee that went on in 1863 to direct the Polish insurrection against Russian rule. He was arrested in late 1861 and was sent into exile at Vologda in northern Russia. His wife and four-year-old son followed him there, and the harsh climate hastened his wife’s death from tuberculosis in 1865. In A Personal Record Conrad relates that his first introduction to the English language was at the age of eight, when his father was translating the works of Shakespeare and Victor Hugo in order to support the household. In those solitary years with his father he read the works of Sir Walter Scott, James Fenimore Cooper, Charles Dickens, and William Makepeace Thackeray in Polish and French. Apollo was ill with tuberculosis and died in Kraków in 1869. Responsibility for the boy was assumed by his maternal uncle, Tadeusz Bobrowski, a lawyer, who provided his nephew with advice, admonition, financial help, and love. He sent Conrad to school at Kraków and then to Switzerland, but the boy was bored by school and yearned to go to sea. In 1874 Conrad left for Marseille with the intention of going to sea. Bobrowski made him an allowance of 2,000 francs a year and put him in touch with a merchant named Delestang, in whose ships Conrad sailed in the French merchant service. His first voyage, on the Mont-Blanc to Martinique, was as a passenger; on its next voyage he sailed as an apprentice. In July 1876 he again sailed to the West Indies, as a steward on the Saint-Antoine. On this voyage Conrad seems to have taken part in some unlawful enterprise, probably gunrunning, and to have sailed along the coast of Venezuela, memories of which were to find a place in Nostromo. The first mate of the vessel, a Corsican named Dominic Cervoni, was the model for the hero of that novel and was to play a picturesque role in Conrad’s life and work.
After the death of leading haematologist Professor Anstruther, antiquarian book dealer Anthony Sparrow is tasked with clearing out his mansion of its books and papers. He soon begins to question the real circumstances of the old man´s death: was he in fact murdered, and if so, who was responsible? The answer might be found in the personal diaries and letters which Sparrow unearths. But as he closes in on the answer, the perspective suddenly shifts and everything which he was sure about dissolves into darkness and shadows.
Ramona Strong is besieged from all sides. Still grieving the disappearance of her estranged business partner and lover Nate Ferguson, she´s also fighting those who want to claim her land and dealing with her feelings for John Finch, a rival attorney looking to take her down in court--and to find a way into her affections. Meanwhile, Nate is struggling to piece his life back together, desperately trying to figure out how to win Ramona back--but his old rock star friends have other ideas, ones that could potentially land Nate in deep, deep trouble. Separated by half a continent, Ramona and Nate must overcome their differences to defend themselves and their loved ones from business rivals, hired guns--and maybe something even more sinister.
After the death of leading haematologist Professor Anstruther, antiquarian book dealer Anthony Sparrow is tasked with clearing out his mansion of its books and papers. He soon begins to question the real circumstances of the old man?s death: was he in fact murdered, and if so, who was responsible? The answer might be found in the personal diaries and letters which Sparrow unearths. But as he closes in on the answer, the perspective suddenly shifts and everything which he was sure about dissolves into darkness and shadows.