At the end of her first unsuccessful season out in society, Lady Georgiana has all but given up on attracting a suitable man - until she receives an invitation to a masked Halloween ball at Broxley Manor. Georgie is uncertain why she was invited, until she learns that the royal family intends to marry her off to a foreign prince, one reputed to be mad.
Mary Paige is a seventeen-year-old genius. Her photographic memory has made her smarter than anyone else, and more alone and lonely too. Her parents do not understand her. Her peers reject her. But her life changes during her senior year of high school. Mary Paige changes schools and it changes her life. Now she attends a special Academy of the Arts in a quiet mountain village, Idyllville. Little does anyone know: Idyllville is also the home of The Blood Vivicanti.
Mary Paige fell from a cliff and Wyn saved her by making her a Blood Vivicanti. Now Mary Paige is falling again - only this time for Theo, a handsome Blood Vivicanti who possesses wisdom, grace, and raw animal power. Theo teaches Mary Paige how to pierce her victim’s neck with her tongue, how much blood to drink, and how to eat the right kind of Blood Memories. But the more blood she drinks, and the more Blood Memories she eats, Mary Paige discovers that her photographic memory has made her the most powerful Blood Vivicanti.
This classic teaching by a Tibetan master continues to inspire both beginners and long-time practitioners of Buddhist meditation. Chgyam Trungpa Rinpoche shows that meditation extends beyond the formal practice of sitting to build the foundation for compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of life. He explores the six activities associated with meditation in action - generosity, discipline, patience, energy, clarity, and wisdom - revealing that through simple, direct experience, one can attain real wisdom.
At 17 years old, Mary Paige has become one of the most powerful creatures on the planet - a Blood Vivicanti. Scientifically recreated in an underground layer by Wyn (the first Blood Vivicanti and brilliant, billionaire engineer), Mary Paige discovers that her speed and strength have increased, but so has her appetite for blood. Drinking blood comes with a surprising side effect: Blood Memories.
Mary Paige’s photographic memory has made her a powerful Blood Vivicanti. Unlike the others, Wyn and Theo, she is the only one who can retain her Blood Memories and the talents of her victims. But her power took her too far and she nearly murdered a whole family in their sleep. Drunk on power and blood, Mary Paige then drank the black blood of a Sleeper Devil and was left for dead at the edge of a cliff.
Lowen the Dark Man - a ghost from the planet Khariton who possesses human hosts - has captured Theo, imprisoned the Red Man, and has turned almost an entire city into his army of Sleeper Devils. Wyn and Ms. Crystobal have planned a daring rescue attempt for Theo and the Red Man, but they cannot pull it off without the help of Mary Paige, the young Blood Vivicanti with the photographic memory.
Mary Paige and the Red Man make a home in the Locomotive Deadyards, where they wait in hopeful expectation for Wyn and Ms. Crystobal’s return. Yet when the two go missing, Mary Paige and the Red Man suspect that Lowen the Dark Man has captured them. She and the Blood Thirster from Khariton must rescue their friends from the Black Building where Lowen has been building an army of Sleeper Devils along with his new monstrous creation, the Devicanti.
Mary Paige is a 17-year-old genius. Her photographic memory has made her smarter than anyone else, and more alone and lonely too. Her parents do not understand her. Her peers reject her. But her life changes during her senior year of high school. Mary Paige changes schools and it changes her life. Now she attends a special academy of the arts in a quiet mountain village, Idyllville. Little does anyone know, Idyllville is also the home of The Blood Vivicanti.
Igniting Customer Connections explores how organizations of all sizes can build powerful and profitable customer relationships in a today's increasingly complex, fast-paced, and fragmented marketplace. Written by the president of one of the world's largest marketing firms, the audiobook provides expert insights about connecting with customers effectively across all channels and over time.
Kate McDaid is listing her new-year’s resolutions hoping to kick-start her rather stagnant love life and career when she gets some very strange news. To her surprise, she is the sole benefactor of a great great-great-great aunt and self-proclaimed witch also called Kate McDaid, who died over 130 years ago. As if that isn’t strange enough, the will instructs that, in order to receive the inheritance, Kate must publish seven letters, one by one, week by week.
'After forty-six years of being on the road, now is the right time to look back in a way I've never done before: now and then. I'm looking forward to sharing it with you.' Mick Fleetwood has been part of one of the world's most successful and adored bands for over four decades. Here he tells the full and candid story of that life, and what it is to be part of the ever evolving Fleetwood Mac.
Surrounded by secrecy, it is home to the wildest dreams and darkest nightmares. Incredible amounts of money have been lavished on it. The best minds of two generations have labored to build it. And somehow, bit by bit, it is claiming the Earth's most valuable resource - its children.
Otherland. In many ways it is humankind's most stunning achievement: a private, multidimensional universe built over two generations by the greatest minds of the twenty-first century. But this most exclusive of places is also one of the world's best kept secrets, created and controlled by an organization made up of the world's most powerful and ruthless individuals, a private cartel known - to those who know of their existence at all - as The Grail Brotherhood.
Forced into a betrothal to a man she hates, her only way out is to escape to a convent. Laird Alexander Grant is honor bound to rescue Maddie after seeing the bruises on her face. What he doesn't realize is that once he holds the beaten lass in his arms, his heart will never be the same. He vows revenge for the abuse she was forced to endure and yearns to make the sweet woman with an iron will his, but can he help her fight the demons in her mind left behind by her abusers' horrid treatment?
On the eve of a recurring catastrophic event known to extinguish nations and reshape continents, a troubled orphan evades death and slavery to uncover her own bloody past - while a world goes to war with itself. In the frozen kingdom of Saiduan, invaders from another realm are decimating whole cities, leaving behind nothing but ash and ruin.
It all began when design student Anaïs Bordier viewed a YouTube video and saw her own face staring back. After some research, Anaïs found that the Los Angeles actress Samantha Futerman was born in a South Korean port city called Busan on November 19, 1987 - the exact same location and day that Anaïs was born. This propelled her to make contact - via Facebook. One message later, both girls wondered: Could they be twins?
The vampire world is in crisis – their kind have been proliferating out of control and, thanks to technologies undreamed of in previous centuries, they can communicate as never before. Roused from their earth-bound slumber, ancient ones are in thrall to the Voice: which commands that they burn fledgling vampires in cities from Paris to Mumbai, Hong Kong to Kyoto and San Francisco. Immolations, huge massacres, have commenced all over the world. Who – or what – is the Voice?
Goldeneye: the story of Ian Fleming in Jamaica and the creation of British national icon, James Bond. From 1946 until the end of his life, Ian Fleming lived for two months of every year at Goldeneye – the house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white sand beach on Jamaica’s north coast. All the James Bond novels and stories were written here. Fleming adored the Jamaica he had discovered, at the time an imperial backwater that seemed unchanged from the glory days of the empire.
It is the summer of 1972, and Katie has just turned 18. Katie and her town, Elephant Beach, are both on the verge: Katie of adulthood, Elephant Beach of gentrification - but not yet. Elephant Beach is still gritty, working-class, close-knit. And Katie spends her time smoking and drinking with her friends, dreaming about a boy just back from Vietnam who's still fighting a battle Katie can't understand.