Author: Laura K. Curtis
Who is she? A single photo of herself as an infant on a beach, taken before the date on her birth certificate, throws everything Calliope Pearson knows about herself into question. Hoping to find answers, she takes advantage of her job as a travel writer to make a reservation at the Caribbean island resort in the picture. Resort security chief Mac Brody distrusts Callie on sight. After all, she looks exactly like his deceitful missing wife, Nikki, who owns half the resort. But when Nikki’s found dead, Mac's facing murder charges, and he’s sure that Callie must hold the key to proving his innocence. The deeper Callie and Mac dive into the mystery of her past, the more bodies surface. And they’ll have to learn to trust each other, or become victims of a dark danger neither could've imagined…. Praise for TWISTED: “Sexy small town suspense, with finely drawn characters that will tug at your heart and keep you up at night turning pages.”—Bestselling Author Dee Davis Laura K. Curtis has always done everything backwards. As a child, she was extremely serious, so now that she’s chronologically an adult, she feels perfectly justified in acting the fool. She started teaching at age fifteen, then decided to go back to school herself at thirty. And she wrote her first book in first grade. It was released in (notebook) paperback to rave reviews and she's been trying to achieve the same level of acclaim ever since. She lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and a pack of wild Irish Terriers, which has taught her how easily love can coexist with the desire to kill.
Author: Laura K. Curtis
Mind games turn fatal in the second Harp Security novel... The daughter of a schizophrenic, Dr. Jane Evans prioritizes order, control, and—above all—her work in a psychiatric research lab. When an attempted kidnapping threatens to derail the project she’s on, her boss hires a bodyguard. He’s everything Jane is not, and if she can survive, she may even learn to like the difference. Eric Sorensen owes Jane a debt he can’t possibly repay. Without her tutoring, he would not have made it through college, would not have the life he does. But none of his memories of college Jane prepare him for adult Jane. When she suddenly disappears, he follows her trail to a secret lab in a cartel-controlled Mexican jungle. Rescue seems impossible but Eric’s not the type to give up, even if it means trading his own life for hers. Includes a bonus excerpt from Laura K. Curtis’s Twisted
The Book of the Harp
Author: John Marson
Publisher: Kevin Mayhew Publishers
Author: John Gregory Dunne
Author: Anderson Harp
Publisher: Archway Publishing
No one can be trusted in this unrelenting thrillerpure Ludlum, with friends no less dangerous than foes. Anderson Harps William Parker series starts here! It is 2010 and North Korea is starving its people to pay for its newest high-tech weapons system. The rogue nation has invested all its resources into Peter Nampo, a talented scientist who is developing missile technology capable of eliminating its enemies satellites in space and delivering a nuclear payload into the heart of the United States. Marine recon veteran and small-town prosecutor William Parker is recruited by a dark-ops taskforce run by the CIA and Pentagon. His mission? Infiltrate the Hermit Kingdom and find Nampos top-secret location. As Parker trains for, then launches, his extraordinary operation, he knows his chances of survival are low. But he has no idea hes about to become part of a mission much more dangerous than the one he set out on. Want to see what the militarys really like? Harp knows his stuff. Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling author of The Presidents Shadow Visceral writing and authentic detail make Northern Thunder a masterwork of military fiction. Rebecca Cantrell, New York Times bestselling author of The World Beneath Tom Clancy at his best! James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Map of Bones Visit Anderson Harp at www.andersonharp.net
Harp Of The Grey Rose
Author: Charles De Lint
The Harp of the Grey Rose is one of Charles de Lint's rarest novels, originally published in trade paperback in 1985, and out of print in any edition for more than a decade. We're proud to be publishing the first hardcover edition of this rare fantasy, bound in full-cloth, with a full-color dustjacket.
The Lion and the Harp
Author: John C. McMillan
Publisher: Pentland Press (NC)
One represented by a lion, majestic and proud; the other represented by a harp, with song to stir a warrior's soul. Scotland and Ireland they were, two countries arising from a common Celtic heritage, home to two men living their live in the name of their country's struggle, warriors on a path to confrontation. Mickey Moynihan and Iain Cameron are two men from similar but fiercely independent cultures, both fighting for the same cause: the good of their country. One fights against imposed laws, as the other fights for those very same laws. Each fights in a brutal war of grievous treachery and savage violence to safeguard the future of his family. But, in the confrontation between "The Lion and the Harp," only one may succeed.
Author: Lanny Tucker
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
In 1799, the country's first recorded serial killers, known as Big Harp and Little Harp, murdered more than thirty people in a rampage across Tennessee and Kentucky. Upon Big Harp's capture in western Kentucky he was executed and decapitated, his head displayed at a crossroads. For decades, the site was identified on maps as Harp's Head. More than sixty years later, as the Civil War rages, unexplained terror engulfs the river town of Greensburgh, Kentucky. Captain Charlie Holt, commander of the Home Guards, is charged with ending the carnage. A man has been seen, stalking the streets at night. Find this man, Holt believes, and the danger will end. A stranger arrives. Now age 83, he was a member of the posse which caught Big Harp. The stranger was there, at Harp's Head.
The Sword of Flame
Author: Maggie Furey
Publisher: Orbit Books
Armies mass, and men and women must choose sides in the mighty conflict for control of the world and the Artefacts of Power! Though Aurian and her fellow Mage Anvar have escaped the clutches of the dread Archmage, they have yet to lift the curse on Aurian's child, and put an end to Miathan's evil. Only the Sword of Flame, last and greatest of the Artefacts of Power, can help them - but the Sword is hidden. Meanwhile, Death awaits his third and final meeting with the pair... As the Mages set out once more, the world stands poised on the brink of conflict. Miathan is fortifying the city of Nexis and, in the south, the fierce Khazalim are arming for war. The Skyfolk have abandoned their long isolation and the Xandim prepare for their last great ride. Both the Leviathans and the Phaerie have decisions to make which will change their existence forever. The future stands balanced on a knife-edge between hope and destruction. All await the coming of the Sword of Flame - and Aurian.
Author: Andy Mozina
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
By turns hilarious and bittersweet, Andy Mozina’s winning debut novel introduces a charming new hero for our times: a dysfunctional, divorced family man whose passion for life comes straight from the harp. Matthew Grzbc is a talented musician who plays the concert harp. He is a divorced dad who lives in Chicago, has a sexy girlfriend, and has a major, potentially life-changing audition with an orchestra on the horizon. At least that’s how he appears on paper. But take a closer look and a very different man starts to emerge: an obsessive, self-sabotaging Midwesterner, fumbling through his relationship with his curiously neurotic six-year-old daughter and headed for destruction in his romantic life by grasping at any remotely affectionate warm body, including that of his ex-wife. Instead of playing to sold-out concert halls, he spends his days plucking out “Send in the Clowns” at hotel brunches, and his weekends serenading the captive audience at the local hospice. When his father dies unexpectedly (while listening to a meditation tape), Matt’s life begins to come untethered. In quick succession his ex-wife gets engaged, his girlfriend begins to pull away, and his daughter starts acting out. With his audition rapidly approaching, Matt is paralyzed by panic—why can’t he hold it together and follow his dream? And what does that even mean, if you’re not sure what it is you really want? Funny, poignant, and thoroughly engaging, Contrary Motion is a journey deep inside a male mind as it searches—desperately—for a way to balance life, love, and a harp. Praise for Contrary Motion “Mozina’s finely detailed, painfully funny novel is a rollicking performance that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.”—Booklist (starred review) “Mozina has created a likeable, believable main character, the sort of guy alongside whom you could easily spend hours dissecting life over a couple of beers. It’s the first novel for Mozina, . . . and it’s sure to leave readers asking for more. Mozina’s storytelling is easy and humorous, taking the stuff of everyday life and presenting it in a way that both entertains and draws out emotion.”—BookPage “Standing between world-class harpist Matt Grzbc and his dream, a permanent position in a top orchestra, is just about everybody in his life. This brilliant debut novel zigzags across Chicago’s neighborhoods, exploring the obsession a striving artist must have for his craft, as he also makes a living and nourishes those near him, especially his eccentric and precocious six-year-old daughter. Contrary Motion is a wonderful story—beautifully written, hilarious, tortured, and filled with heavenly music.”—Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of National Book Award finalist American Salvage “Charming . . . The painfully self-aware Matt has a great sense of humor, but his comic insights don’t help him much as he faces a confounding array of personal problems. . . . The pleasures of [Mozina’s] writing never flag.”—Kirkus Reviews “No portrait of an artist brings alive vulnerability, hilarity, desperation, hipness, absurdity, and painful steadfastness as splendidly as Andy Mozina’s Contrary Motion. A dazzling, unforgettable novel.”—Mark Wisniewski, author of Watch Me Go From the Hardcover edition.
Half a Life
Author: V.S. Naipaul
Publisher: Vintage Canada
One of the finest living writers in the English language, V. S. Naipaul gives us a tale as wholly unexpected as it is affecting, his first novel since the exultantly acclaimed A Way in the World, published seven years ago. Half a Life is the story of Willie Chandran, whose father, heeding the call of Mahatma Gandhi, turned his back on his brahmin heritage and married a woman of low caste—a disastrous union he would live to regret, as he would the children that issued from it. When Willie reaches manhood, his flight from the travails of his mixed birth takes him from India to London, where, in the shabby haunts of immigrants and literary bohemians of the 1950s, he contrives a new identity. This is what happens as he tries to defeat self-doubt in sexual adventures and in the struggle to become a writer—strivings that bring him to the brink of exhaustion, from which he is rescued, to his amazement, only by the love of a good woman. And this is what happens when he returns with her—carried along, really—to her home in Africa, to live, until the last doomed days of colonialism, yet another life not his own. In a luminous narrative that takes us across three continents, Naipaul explores his great theme of inheritance with an intimacy and directness unsurpassed in his extraordinary body of work. And even as he lays bare the bitter comical ironies of assumed identities, he gives us a poignant spectacle of the enervation peculiar to a borrowed life. In one man’s determined refusal of what he has been given to be, Naipaul reveals the way of all our experience. As Willie comes to see, “Everything goes on a bias. The world should stop, but it goes on.” A masterpiece of economy and emotional nuance, Half a Life is an indelible feat of the imagination. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Roslyn Rensch
This book provides an introduction to historical performance on the 12th- and 13th-century harp, including information as to the form and tuning of the instrument; its probable repertoire; the development of period performance skills, including ornamentation and improvisation; and the use of the harp in medieval storytelling.
Author: Robert Tercek
Publisher: Greystone Books
Vaporized was selected as the winner of the 2016 International Book of the Year prize by getAbstract from a field of 10,000 business and strategy titles. The prize was announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 19, 2016 Digital technology has upturned entire industries and irrevocably altered the way we live, work and do business. Now, it is set to transform every sector and economic system on the planet in almost unimaginable ways — even those once thought to be immune from its effects. In his groundbreaking new book Vaporized, digital pioneer and business futurist Robert Tercek takes us inside the world’s largest cultural and economic transformation since the industrial revolution, and explains what it means to consumers, employers and policy makers. Dynamic and engaging, Tercek does for digital business theory what Malcolm Gladwell has done for sociology, translating a complex, arcane subject in approachable and relevant terms. In contrast to the digital-era doomsayers and hand-wringing pundits, Tercek offers an insightful, optimistic analysis of the future and a practical blueprint for survival that no business leader, from the Fortune 500 CEO to the small startup owner, can afford to ignore.
Author: Chad Harp