Chaos Volume 1

I didn't need a mirror to know I looked like shit, but it would have been nice if the
rest of the world could stop remarking on it. “Don't the summer wives lose weight
before the end?” Sorcha asked with an innocent air. “She's not a summer wife!

Chaos Volume 1

Author: Claire Farrell

Publisher: Claire Farrell

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The first three books in the Chaos series. Soul Cara Kelly’s life is going nowhere when she’s lured to a faery festival. There she sees darkness and magic, madness and lust, and she comes out the other side with new eyes and an addiction to the fae. When the faery who saved her life returns to her, Cara knows there’s something wrong. Two souls exist in one body, and both need her, but to help one, she’ll end the life of the other. At first, her mind is made up, but both souls know how to charm her. As the days pass, it becomes clear that the faeries need a leader, and Cara finds herself sucked into a world where morals don’t exist. The truth of her past is hidden in the magic, but all Cara needs to do is survive the king’s coronation, then the fae will let her go forever. But that’s not what she wants anymore, and it’s getting harder and harder to tell the difference between a king and a half-blooded solitary fae. Cara’s losing her way, and her heart, to the fae, but there’s still her life, and her humanity, left to lose. Fade Cara Kelly should have left the faery realm now that it has a king to rule all, but nothing is that simple. The real king is trapped in the Fade, and Cara’s journey is just beginning. Guilt-ridden by the fact Brendan’s soul was sacrificed for hers, she’s determined not to desert him after his one pure act of goodness. Time is running out; even if she makes it past all of the dangers of the Darkside, a shade might await her in the Fade. Running from enemy and friends alike, she sets out on a path that will lead headfirst into danger. Even if Cara makes it to the Fade, even if a goddess watches over her, she doesn’t trust all of her companions, she still has to find a way home, and freeing Brendan could cause a war between the faeries she cares about. And all the while, Chaos grows unchecked. Queen Three kings. Two queens. One heir. Chaos will rule...

Fade

“Don't the summer wives lose weight before the end?” Sorcha asked with an
innocent air. “She's not a summer wife!” Realtín snarled, hovering around my
shoulder. “She's fine!” “What happens tothe summer wives?” I asked, knowing full
well I ...

Fade

Author: Claire Farrell

Publisher: Claire Farrell

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Cara Kelly should have left the faery realm now that it has a king to rule all, but nothing is that simple. The real king is trapped in the Fade, and Cara's journey is just beginning. Guilt-ridden by the fact Brendan's soul was sacrificed for hers, she's determined not to desert him after his one pure act of goodness. Time is running out; even if she makes it past all of the dangers of the Darkside, a shade might await her in the Fade. Running from enemy and friends alike, she sets out on a path that will lead headfirst into danger. Even if Cara makes it to the Fade, even if a goddess watches over her, she doesn’t trust all of her companions, she still has to find a way home, and freeing Brendan could cause a war between the two faeries she cares about. And all the while, Chaos grows unchecked. Keywords: Fae, Faery, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal, Irish Fae, Irish Fiction, Young Adult, New Adult, Urban Fantasy

City of Veils

for the news station, filming old buildings and new construction projects and city
beautification events like tree plantings ... Katyahad seen want ads Bluetoothed
to her cellphone from men looking for summer wives, and it was these more than
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City of Veils

Author: Zoë Ferraris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316089281

Page: 300

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Finding Nouf's Katya Hijazi and Nayir Sharqi return for another thrilling, fast-paced mystery that provides a rare and intimate look into women's lives in the Middle East. Women in Saudi Arabia are expected to lead quiet lives circumscribed by Islamic law and tradition. But Katya, one of the few women in the medical examiner's office, is determined to make her work mean something. When the body of a brutally beaten woman is found on the beach in Jeddah, the city's detectives are ready to dismiss the case as another unsolvable murder-chillingly common in a city where the veils of conservative Islam keep women as anonymous in life as this victim is in death. If this is another housemaid killed by her employer, finding the culprit will be all but impossible. Only Katya is convinced that the victim can be identified and her killer found. She calls upon her friend Nayir for help, and soon discovers that the dead girl was a young filmmaker named Leila, whose controversial documentaries earned her many enemies. With only the woman's clandestine footage as a guide, Katya and Nayir must confront the dark side of Jeddah that Leila struggled to expose: an underworld of prostitution, violence, exploitation, and jealously guarded secrets. Along the way, they form an unlikely alliance with an American woman whose husband has disappeared. Their growing search takes them from the city's car-clogged streets to the deadly vastness of the desert beyond.

Black Tiger

The scholar enjoys a blissful summer. But the summer wives always evade his
questions. They refuse to say who they are. After the summer Liu leaves the
mountainand his butterfly brides withan achingheart. 'Oneday he visitsthe nearby
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Black Tiger

Author: Jennifer Kewley Draskau

Publisher: MP Publishing

ISBN: 1849822794

Page: 448

View: 105

Bangkok 1969: The death of King Rama strikes the match that will set fire to all of Thailand, and as far away as London. Former Legionnaire Nat Raven is sent to Bangkok by British Intelligence, but quickly finds himself in over his head in the intricate web of Thai society, where everyone has an agenda and it is never clear who is pulling the strings. In the wake of the king’s passing, Bangkok seethes with the many different influences vying for control—the outer branches of the royal family, the American forces waging an unpopular war in Vietnam, and most powerful of all, the enigmatic figure of Colonel Sya Dam, the Black Tiger, whose allegiances are as mercurial as his motives. At the center of everything are three young women: Pim, a Princess of the Blood; Chee Laan, a Chinese heiress torn between love and family; and the tempestuous, dazzling Salikaa, beautiful as flame, whose ambitions reach all the way to the highest echelons of the Thai monarchy. Racial tensions mount in a city on the brink, until Bangkok erupts into violence that even the Black Tiger himself cannot escape. Part historical drama, part love story, Black Tiger opens a window to Bangkok during the tumultuous sixties. With forceful prose and stunning detail, J.K. Draskau weaves a captivating story of power, politics, and the price of ruthless ambition.

Seabee 71 in Chu Lai

Memoir of a Navy Journalist with a Mobile Construction Battalion, 1967 David H.
Lyman. How do you ... But Mom did envy the comfortable homes and lifestyles
the summer wives had in the cities, with their lavish furniture, drapes and
cushions.

Seabee 71 in Chu Lai

Author: David H. Lyman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476636885

Page: 240

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 Hoping to stay out of Vietnam, David Lyman joined the U.S. Naval Reserve to avoid the draft. By summer 1967 he was with a SeaBee unit on a beach in Chu Lai. A reporter in civilian life, Lyman was assigned to Military Construction Battalion 71 as a photojournalist. He documented the lives of the hard-working and hard-drinking SeaBees as they engineered roads, runways, heliports and base camps for the troops. The author was shot at, almost blown up by a road mine, and spent nights in a mortar pit as rockets bombarded a nearby Marine runway. He rode on convoys through Viet Cong territory to photograph villages outside "The Wire." The stories and photographs Lyman published as editor of the battalion's newspaper, The Transit, form the basis of this memoir.

The Architect s Apprentice

The hamam owner did not want to let Jahan in and did so only after being bribed
by the coachman. The moment the hot water ... 'You know what they say: “Boys in
the summer, wives in the winter to keep you warm.” 'I'd rather get a thin blanket ...

The Architect s Apprentice

Author: Elif Shafak

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698182626

Page: 432

View: 986

From the acclaimed author of The Bastard of Istanbul, a colorful, magical tale set during the height of the Ottoman Empire In her latest novel, Turkey’s preeminent female writer spins an epic tale spanning nearly a century in the life of the Ottoman Empire. In 1540, twelve-year-old Jahan arrives in Istanbul. As an animal tamer in the sultan’s menagerie, he looks after the exceptionally smart elephant Chota and befriends (and falls for) the sultan’s beautiful daughter, Princess Mihrimah. A palace education leads Jahan to Mimar Sinan, the empire’s chief architect, who takes Jahan under his wing as they construct (with Chota’s help) some of the most magnificent buildings in history. Yet even as they build Sinan’s triumphant masterpieces—the incredible Suleymaniye and Selimiye mosques—dangerous undercurrents begin to emerge, with jealousy erupting among Sinan’s four apprentices. A memorable story of artistic freedom, creativity, and the clash between science and fundamentalism, Shafak’s intricate novel brims with vibrant characters, intriguing adventure, and the lavish backdrop of the Ottoman court, where love and loyalty are no match for raw power. From the Hardcover edition.

Summer Darlings

Rich with the sights and sounds of midcentury Martha’s Vineyard, Brooke Lea Foster’s debut novel Summer Darlings promises entrance to a rarefied world, for readers who enjoyed Tigers in Red Weather or The Summer Wives.

Summer Darlings

Author: Brooke Lea Foster

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 1982115025

Page: 368

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Set during the splendid summer days of 1960s Martha’s Vineyard, this page-turning debut novel pulls back the curtain on one mysterious and wealthy family as seen through the eyes of their nanny—a college student who, while falling in love on the elegant island, is also forced to reckon with the dark underbelly of privilege. In 1962, coed Heddy Winsome leaves her hardscrabble Irish Brooklyn neighborhood behind and ferries to glamorous Martha’s Vineyard to nanny for one of the wealthiest families on the island. But as she grows enamored with the alluring and seemingly perfect young couple and chases after their two mischievous children, Heddy discovers that her academic scholarship at Wellesley has been revoked, putting her entire future at risk. Determined to find her place in the couple's wealthy social circles, Heddy nurtures a romance with the hip surfer down the beach while wondering if the better man for her might be a quiet, studious college boy instead. But no one she meets on the summer island—socialite, starlet, or housekeeper—is as picture-perfect as they seem, and she quickly learns that the right last name and a house in a tony zip-code may guarantee privilege, but that rarely equals happiness. Rich with the sights and sounds of midcentury Martha’s Vineyard, Brooke Lea Foster’s debut novel Summer Darlings promises entrance to a rarefied world, for readers who enjoyed Tigers in Red Weather or The Summer Wives.

Empire of the Summer Moon

Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful
Indian Tribe in American History S.C. Gwynne. contributed. ... seen anything like
it. He had a total of eight wives (one of them was Weckeah, the woman with
whom he ...

Empire of the Summer Moon

Author: S.C. Gwynne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849018200

Page: 496

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In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second is the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. Although readers may be more familiar with the tribal names Apache and Sioux, it was in fact the legendary fighting ability of the Comanches that determined just how and when the American West opened up. Comanche boys became adept bareback riders by age six; full Comanche braves were considered the best horsemen who ever rode. They were so masterful at war and so skillful with their arrows and lances that they stopped the northern drive of colonial Spain from Mexico and halted the French expansion westward from Louisiana. White settlers arriving in Texas from the eastern United States were surprised to find the frontier being rolled backward by Comanches incensed by the invasion of their tribal lands. Against this backdrop Gwynne presents the compelling drama of Cynthia Ann Parker, a nine-year-old girl who was kidnapped by Comanches in 1836. She grew to love her captors and became infamous as the "White Squaw" who refused to return until her tragic capture by Texas Rangers in 1860. More famous still was her son Quanah, a warrior who was never defeated and whose guerrilla wars in the Texas Panhandle made him a legend. S. C. Gwynne's account of these events is meticulously researched, intellectually provocative, and, above all, thrillingly told.