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Half-Blood: The First Covenant Novel (Covenant Series Book 1)

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Originally published October 2011The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi—pure-bloods—have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals—well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1: Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden.Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem—staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.
Published by: Jennifer L. Armentrout | Publication date: 07/18/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 261 pages

BLOOD: An Evil Dead MC Story (The Evil Dead MC Series Book 7)

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A tale of revenge, loyalty and debts owed.He’s the Enforcer for the New Orleans Chapter of the Evil Dead MC.She’s a nurse, kidnapped and thrust into a situation out of her control.Chained to a bed, his wounds on fire, his mind foggy with fever, Blood is losing all hope of ever making it out of the stifling New Orleans row house. Until the door opens and an angel of mercy is thrust inside.Nurse Catherine ‘Cat’ Randall stared at the man on the bed. He’s dark and dangerous and everything she hates—just another filthy biker. Only he isn’t. He’s nothing like the others. And she’s his only hope of escape. Can she risk helping him? Can she trust a man who wears an MC patch? How can he be her savior when he wears the face of her deepest fear?Blood owes the pretty nurse a debt—one he’s determined to repay, even if it clashes with his duty to his club. He made her a promise. But time is running out. To keep that promise and repay the debt he owes, he may have to sacrifice it all—everything that ever meant a damn to him.Fighting treachery, betrayal, and dirty deals, there are a hundred ways it could all go wrong, but Blood is determined to have Cat for his own. She’s fast becoming his weakness. As the smoldering passion between them flares to life, burning hot and intense, no one is going to stop him. He wants it all, and he’ll settle for nothing less. This is an emotional story filled with twists and turns, tragedy and humor that only the Evil Dead MC can deliver. Hang on for a ride you won’t forget.
Author: Nicole James
Publication date: 04/13/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 378 pages

Bloods: Black Veterans of the Vietnam War: An Oral History

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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • The national bestseller that tells the truth about the Vietnam War from the black soldiers’ perspective. An oral history unlike any other, Bloods features twenty black men who tell the story of how members of their race were sent off to Vietnam in disproportionate numbers, and of the special test of patriotism they faced. Told in voices no reader will soon forget, Bloods is a must-read for anyone who wants to put the Vietnam experience in historical, cultural, and political perspective. Praise for Bloods “Superb . . . a portrait not just of warfare and warriors but of beleaguered patriotism and pride. The violence recalled in Bloods is chilling. . . . On most of its pages hope prevails. Some of these men have witnessed the very worst that people can inflict on one another. . . . Their experience finally transcends race; their dramatic monologues bear witness to humanity.”—Time “[Wallace] Terry’s oral history captures the very essence of war, at both its best and worst. . . . [He] has done a great service for all Americans with Bloods. Future historians will find his case studies extremely useful, and they will be hard pressed to ignore the role of blacks, as too often has been the case in past wars.”—The Washington Post Book World “Terry set out to write an oral history of American blacks who fought for their country in Vietnam, but he did better than that. He wrote a compelling portrait of Americans in combat, and used his words so that the reader—black or white—knows the soldiers as men and Americans, their race overshadowed by the larger humanity Terry conveys. . . . This is not light reading, but it is literature with the ring of truth that shows the reader worlds through the eyes of others. You can’t ask much more from a book than that.”—Associated Press “Bloods is a major contribution to the literature of this war. For the first time a book has detailed the inequities blacks faced at home and on the battlefield. Their war stories involve not only Vietnam, but Harlem, Watts, Washington D.C. and small-town America.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution “I wish Bloods were longer, and I hope it makes the start of a comprehensive oral and analytic history of blacks in Vietnam. . . . They see their experiences as Americans, and as blacks who live in, but are sometimes at odds with, America. The results are sometimes stirring, sometimes appalling, but this three-tiered perspective heightens and shadows every tale.”—The Village Voice “Terry was in Vietnam from 1967 through 1969. . . . In this book he has backtracked, Studs Terkel–like, and found twenty black veterans of the Vietnam War and let them spill their guts. And they do; oh, how they do. The language is raw, naked, a brick through a window on a still night. At the height of tension a sweet story, a soft story, drops into view. The veterans talk about fighting two wars: Vietnam and racism. They talk about fighting alongside the Ku Klux Klan.”—The Boston Globe
Published by: Presidio Press | Publication date: 01/16/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 328 pages

Professor Blood (Ironwrought Book 2)

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"You're my enemy. The last person I'll love."For two hundred years, Quinn has carried the weight of his sister's death. Between teaching college classes, he buries himself in blood research. His goal? Never to drink from humans again. Except the new student in class, Brandon, smells like bliss.Ever since vampires murdered his parents, Brandon has sworn to kill every vampire he meets. With eighty deaths under his belt, he enrolls in a biology class about blood... Only to discover that Professor Quinn is a vampire.When Brandon blows his cover in a steamy clash, he blackmails Quinn to stay enrolled. But Quinn helps his students, refuses to drink human blood. The more time Brandon spends with him, the more he realizes that Quinn is human. If there's one thing he wants more than Quinn's body, it's Quinn himself. And that goes against everything Brandon's been fighting for. Professor Blood is a standalone erotic gay romance novella in the Ironwrought series. Seb and Oriel make appearances in this book, but it's not necessary to read Forbidden Blood to understand Professor Blood. No cliffhangers, no cheating. But there definitely is a Happily Ever After.
Publication date: 07/17/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 201 pages

Blood of a Phoenix (The Nix Series Book 2)

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I thought that going after those who'd destroyed my life would help me move on. At the very least, that it would ease the thirst for vengeance singing in my blood. I was wrong.With my guns at my side, I continue to search for ways to punish the one man who took everything from me. The man who killed my family. Death is far too good for him.I want to make him suffer, to take from him everything he loves.To that end, I need a code breaker, one who deals in magical glyphs. But in the hunt for her, I discover there are far more secrets to my life, and my blood, than I ever could have imagined.Secrets that are burning their way out of the past and the shadows.A promise dangled in front of me by the enemy of my enemy is too sweet to ignore. And I will cast all my cards on the table for the one chance that the promise he offers is true.That my son is alive.God help those who stand between my boy and me.
Published by: Hijinks Ink Publishing | Publication date: 09/02/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 280 pages

Blood Shot (Crossover: John Jordan Mysteries / Remington James Book 15)

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From New York Times Bestselling and award-winning author Michael Lister . . . The thrilling sequel to both DOUBLE EXPOSURE and BLOOD BETRAYAL.In the swamps of northwest Florida, Remington James' camera captured the best of nature and the worst of humanity, and it cost him his life. Three years later, his widow turns to the one man who can answer her questions and solve the mysteries—John Jordan. Corrupt cops, drug dealers, and killers await him. Can he solve Remington's murder without becoming a victim himself?
Published by: Pulpwood Press | Publication date: 08/01/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 341 pages

Blood Debts (Leonidas the Gladiator Mysteries)

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Leonidas, freedman, once the most popular gladiator in Rome and champion of the games, now must fight for his life outside the arena. A man who owed him money was murdered, and Leonidas is a prime suspect.  With the assistance of Cassia, daughter of a Greek scribe who was bestowed upon him as his slave, Leonidas fights for justice in the back lanes of Imperial Rome. Cassia has no idea how to cook and clean or mend and weave, but she is very good at finding things out and writing things down, able to work through a dozen mathematical problems by the time most people can think of a sentence. Knowing both intuitively and empirically that Leonidas is innocent of the murder, she resolves to help clear him of the crime.It’s the least she can do for a man who has proved to be far less brutal than his reputation and who protects all who come within his sphere.And if Leonidas loses, he faces a short, painful future back in the amphitheater, this time without hope of survival.A novella of the Leonidas the Gladiator mysteries. (34,000 words, 11 chapters)
Published by: JA / AG Publishing | Publication date: 07/09/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 132 pages

Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West (Vintage International)

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"The fulfilled renown of Moby-Dick and of As I Lay Dying is augmented by Blood Meridian, since Cormac McCarthy is the worthy disciple both of Melville and Faulkner," writes esteemed literary scholar Harold Bloom in his Introduction to the Modern Library edition. "I venture that no other living American novelist, not even Pynchon, has given us a book as strong and memorable."Cormac McCarthy's masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell those scalps. Loosely based on fact, the novel represents a genius vision of the historical West, one so fiercely realized that since its initial publication in 1985 the canon of American literature has welcomed Blood Meridian to its shelf. "A classic American novel of regeneration through violence," declares Michael Herr. "McCarthy can only be compared to our greatest writers."From the Hardcover edition.
Published by: Vintage | Publication date: 08/11/2010
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 349 pages

Bad Blood: A Lucy Black Thriller (Lucy Black Thrillers)

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“Brian McGilloway blends timeless values with ripped-from-the-headlines issues to produce some of the very best crime fiction being written today.” —Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling authorA young man is found in a riverside park, his head bashed in with a rock. One clue is left behind to uncover his identity—an admission stamp for the local gay club.DS Lucy Black is called in to investigate. As Lucy delves into the community, tensions begin to rise as the man’s death draws the attention of the local Gay Rights group to a hate-speech Pastor who, days earlier, had advocated the stoning of gay people and who refuses to retract his statement.Things become further complicated with the emergence of a far-right group targeting immigrants in a local working-class estate. As their attacks escalate, Lucy and her boss, Tom Fleming, must also deal with the building power struggle between an old paramilitary commander and his deputy that threatens to further enflame an already volatile situation.Hatred and complicity abound in McGilloway’s new Lucy Black thriller. Compelling and current, Bad Blood is an expertly crafted and acutely observed page-turner, delivering the punch that readers of Little Lost Girl have grown to expect.
Published by: Witness Impulse | Publication date: 06/13/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 373 pages

OUTLIER: Blood, Brotherhood, and Beauty (Beauty of Life Book 4)

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Dan Broderick finally believed Brody’s ‘beauty of life’ existed for him. His dad cared, his mom loved him, his blood family and unit brothers found him, and Sexy Lexie wanted him! Life was great … until Dan crumpled to the ground like a puppet with its strings cut.Lexa McKenna risked all she valued for a man. But Dan wasn’t just any man … her heart and soul knew what her rational mind didn't. When Dan was laid low by a devastating injury, Lexa feared she'd never get the chance to figure out what could be.Dad—one word that William longed to hear, yet accepted he wouldn’t. But Daniel just called him Dad! Hope surged in General Broderick … only to be plunged into a nightmare as blood blossomed from Daniel’s chest.A Broderick invasion was poised to get Danny back … they could finally heal nineteen-year-old wounds. But then a thirty-year-old vendetta threatened to take Danny from them yet again.Dan’s blood family, chosen brothers, and his beauty of life rally around to help him after a life-altering injury. Will Dan’s family be able to help him recover and rejoin Alpha Team? Can Dan once again prove he is an OUTLIER and beat insurmountable odds?
Author: Laura Acton
Publication date: 07/17/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 525 pages
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