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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

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A National Bestseller"Chilling…Reads like a West Coast version of All the President’s Men." —The New York Times Book ReviewThe full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.  
Published by: Knopf | Publication date: 05/21/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 320 pages

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha)

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With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy debut, and instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, conjures a world of magic and danger, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.They killed my mother.They took our magic.They tried to bury us.Now we rise.Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy."A phenomenon." —Entertainment Weekly“The epic I’ve been waiting for.” —New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu “You will be changed. You will be ready to rise up and reclaim your own magic!” —New York Times-bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton“The next big thing in literature and film.” —Ebony“One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of theyear.” —Teen VogueThis title has Common Core connections.#1 New York Times bestseller, March 14, 2018
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Published by: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | Publication date: 03/06/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 537 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

Bratva Blood Brothers: The Complete Series: A Russian Mafia Romance Collection

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An Amazon Top 39 BestsellerWe are brothers by choice. Blood has brought us together and will forever hold us strong. Brothers we are and brothers we will always be.Together we're unbeatable. Unstoppable. Say what you want about the Bratva. Say what you want about our Brotherhood. Around this table sit five brothers, men of honor. Bound by love for those closest to us. A family, formed stronger than any you know. We are vicious against our enemies.Ruthless to those who dare hurt our family And we were born and bred to rule. The only laws that matter are our own. Loyalty and allegiance are everything to us. And those who betray us never live long enough to regret it. This Russian Mafia Romance collection comes with the following books for your reading pleasure. Happy reading!~K.J. DahlenBratva Blood Brothers PrequelWe are brothers by choice. Blood has brought us together and will forever hold us strong. Brothers we are and brothers we will always be.YuriHe knew he wasn’t looking for anything pure or righteous. He’d never known tenderness, nor did he want to know. It didn’t fit with being Bratva. But when he met her, this tiny bundle of woman he almost wished he were different. There was something about her that appealed to something deep inside him. Something he never realized was even there. She had reached down deep into his soul and taken a piece of himself he didn’t know was even there. For her, he almost wished he was different. Because now that he had tasted her he wouldn’t let her go. MikialThe Bratva made him who he was. He would die to protect any one of them. The moment he saw her, he couldn’t ignore her. He couldn’t help himself and he couldn’t stay away from her. She belonged to him the moment he touched her. Stepping in to protect what is his. He would through hell to get her back. God help any man who tried taking her away from him. BarshanThere’s a war coming and they want blood…from my family. But that won’t stop me from protecting her. She doesn’t care who I am. The mobster. The killer. The devil with a twisted sense of justice. There’s no room for weakness in my world. No one leaves the mob unscathed. But I break rules. And I will break those who seek to hurt her. SazonI am a man of honor and what I have I earned with my own two hands.I am ruthless against those who would seek to destroy my family. Our undying loyalty makes us family. I would live and die for the brothers I found when I was nothing more than a child.Till she came. RomanBroken. Scarred. Powerless. I’ll destroy that f$$ker even if i have to come back from hell He defaced my childhood innocence The monster, arrogantly spent out his years doing to same I’ll never be that vulnerable child again. Brothers UnitedI’ll burn in hell before I let her go.But can a man have it all?The first rule of the streets…protect what’s yours.I made her my own. She made me stronger.Freed me from a haunting past.It’s more than a love affair.It’s an irresistible infatuation.She’s lived a life of fear, abuse, and distrust.I promised her I’d change all of that.I promised I’d never hurt her. I was sure of it.Until I’m faced with my distant past.A shocking reunion could corrode everything.Men I’d lost a lifetime ago vs. the woman that’s my future.Again, I’m faced with my past.Again, she’s faced with impending danger.I can’t lose her, not now. But, with more than just herself to think about, will she trust me enough to stick around?UNRELEASED STORY: Shadows of the Past (NIKOLAI)This book is exclusive to this boxset.
Author: K.J. Dahlen
Publication date: 08/29/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1057 pages

The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

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The previously untold story of the violence in Congress that helped spark the Civil WarIn The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, she shows that the Capitol was rife with conflict in the decades before the Civil War. Legislative sessions were often punctuated by mortal threats, canings, flipped desks, and all-out slugfests. When debate broke down, congressmen drew pistols and waved Bowie knives. One representative even killed another in a duel. Many were beaten and bullied in an attempt to intimidate them into compliance, particularly on the issue of slavery.These fights didn’t happen in a vacuum. Freeman’s dramatic accounts of brawls and thrashings tell a larger story of how fisticuffs and journalism, and the powerful emotions they elicited, raised tensions between North and South and led toward war. In the process, she brings the antebellum Congress to life, revealing its rough realities—the feel, sense, and sound of it—as well as its nation-shaping import. Funny, tragic, and rivetingly told, The Field of Blood offers a front-row view of congressional mayhem and sheds new light on the careers of John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and other luminaries, as well as introducing a host of lesser-known but no less fascinating men. The result is a fresh understanding of the workings of American democracy and the bonds of Union on the eve of their greatest peril.
Published by: Farrar, Straus and Giroux | Publication date: 09/11/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 480 pages

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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"There it was, hanging in the sky above the school: the blazing green skull with a serpent tongue, the mark Death Eaters left behind whenever they had entered a building… wherever they had murdered…"When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny...
Author: J.K. Rowling
Published by: Pottermore Publishing | Publication date: 12/08/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 652 pages

Written in My Own Heart's Blood: A Novel (Outlander, Book 8)

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKLISTIn her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears . . . into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven bestselling novels, and CNN has called it “a grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].” Now the story continues in Written in My Own Heart’s Blood.   1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington’s troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie’s wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces.   The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is  searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family’s secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy . . . never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself.   Written in My Own Heart’s Blood is the brilliant next chapter in a masterpiece of the imagination unlike any other.Praise for Written in My Own Heart’s Blood   “[Written in My Own Heart’s Blood] features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.”—People  “Another breakneck, rip-roaring, oh-so-addictive page-turner from Gabaldon . . . Take a deep breath, jump aboard, and enjoy the ride.”—Library Journal“With her Outlander series, Gabaldon . . . successfully [juggles] a sizable and captivating cast of characters; developing thrilling plotlines that borrow equally from adventure, history, and romance; and meticulously integrating a wealth of fascinating period details into the story without slowing down the pace. The result is a sprawling and enthralling saga that is guaranteed to keep readers up long past their bedtimes.”—Booklist (starred review)From the Hardcover edition.
Published by: Delacorte Press | Publication date: 06/10/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 842 pages

Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, Book 6)

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In this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files, Chicago's only professional wizard takes on a case for a vampire and becomes the prime suspect in a series of ghastly murders.Harry Dresden has had worse assignments than going undercover on the set of an adult film. Like fleeing a burning building full of enraged demon-monkeys, for instance. Or going toe-to-leaf with a walking plant monster. Still, there’s something more troubling than usual about his newest case. The film’s producer believes he’s the target of a sinister curse—but it’s the women around him who are dying, in increasingly spectacular ways.   Harry’s doubly frustrated because he only got involved with this bizarre mystery as a favor to Thomas—his flirtatious, self-absorbed vampire acquaintance of dubious integrity. Thomas has a personal stake in the case Harry can’t quite figure out, until his investigation leads him straight to the vampire’s oversexed, bite-happy family. Now, Harry’s about to discover that Thomas’ family tree has been hiding a shocking secret: a revelation that will change Harry’s life forever.
Author: Jim Butcher
Published by: Roc | Publication date: 03/03/2010
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 372 pages

Blood of Elves (The Witcher Book 1)

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The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game: The Witcher.*Look out for Season of Storms in May 2018*For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. The only good elf, it seems, is a dead elf.Geralt of Rivia, the cunning assassin known as The Witcher, has been waiting for the birth of a prophesied child. This child has the power to change the world - for good, or for evil.As the threat of war hangs over the land and the child is hunted for her extraordinary powers, it will become Geralt's responsibility to protect them all - and the Witcher never accepts defeat.Blood of Elves is the first full-length Witcher novel, and the perfect follow up if you've read The Last Wish collection.Witcher novelsBlood of Elves The Time of ContemptBaptism of Fire The Tower of SwallowsLady of the LakeWitcher collectionsThe Last WishSword of DestinyThe Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok
Published by: Orbit | Publication date: 04/22/2009
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 324 pages
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