Blood Rust

Author: Skyla Madi
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ISBN: 9781680586237
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Jai Stone... I met him in the shadows first. He was tall and broad-shouldered, a man walking a dangerous path of rage and revenge, barreling toward certain death. The more time we spent together, the more he showed me who he was. Captivating... Charming... Ferocious in his own way... I had no right following Jai into the abandoned industrial site, but I did, and that stupid mistake was all it took to rip me from my world of semi-normalcy and thrust me headfirst into the gritty criminal underground with Stone as my only ally. Aboveground, I'm a student nurse painfully dragging herself through an unfulfilling life, but down here, where men wear tattoos on their faces and kill without remorse, I'm a fraud living on borrowed time... ...and not much of it.

Ink Bone

Author: Skyla Madi
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
ISBN: 9781680588767
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Amidst the chaos of my life, I've realized that not all wars can be won. I see it now. My stubbornness was peeled away, allowing me to see through my unrealistic desire to take down a powerful criminal empire. I see it...and it's too late. I never could turn my back on family-even when I know I should. It would have been okay. It should have been okay...but it wasn't, and now the stain of betrayal is too prominent to ignore. I blame my brother... I blame my friend... ...I blame myself.

Sin Secrets

Author: Skyla Madi
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ISBN: 9781680586350
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Anything can happen underground, and although our future is uncertain, there's one thing I know for sure... Emily is working her way under my skin... ...and I'm letting her. I sleep while chaos swirls around me, and all I can do is watch as anarchy brews. Recklessly, I seek comfort in a stranger, and somehow, I've let Emily thread our futures together. I should be thinking about saving my brother, but right now, she's at the forefront of my mind. I have to get her out of here. I have to keep her safe... At all costs.

Smoke Metal

Author: Skyla Madi
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ISBN: 9781680586503
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The feel of cool air on my skin is priceless. We are free, but we aren't out of the woods yet. Not by a longshot... Can Skull feel it? His impending downfall? There's a war coming, and I'm at the forefront of it. I will tear New York apart looking for my brother, and I won't stop. Emily thinks I'm crazy, but I'd do the same for her. There is no obstruction... No building... No cell... That can withhold my family from me. I'll find Joel. It's only a matter of time...

Blood Royal

Author: Eric Jager
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316224537
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A riveting true story of murder and detection in 15th-century Paris, by one of the most brilliant medievalists of his generation. On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of masked men. The crime stunned and paralyzed France since Louis had often ruled in place of his brother King Charles, who had gone mad. As panic seized Paris, an investigation began. In charge was the Provost of Paris, Guillaume de Tignonville, the city's chief law enforcement officer--and one of history's first detectives. As de Tignonville began to investigate, he realized that his hunt for the truth was much more dangerous than he ever could have imagined. A rich portrait of a distant world, BLOOD ROYAL is a gripping story of conspiracy, crime and an increasingly desperate hunt for the truth. And in Guillaume de Tignonville, we have an unforgettable detective for the ages, a classic gumshoe for a cobblestoned era.

Guts and Glass

Author: Skyla Madi
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ISBN: 9781640342989
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I dream of Emily... I dream of Tuscany... I dream of seeing her in a white dress... But she's slipping further and further away from me, her will bending to those who seek only to hurt her-to own her. I crave to feel Skull's blood splash against my skin, to peel the fleshy ink from his bones, and I know that time is coming. Soon. I'm at the end of my chain and, with some help, he will suffer for all the pain he's caused. I won't stop. Not until she's safe and he can no longer leave his fingerprints on the world.

The King in Yellow

Author: Robert William Chambers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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A milestone of American supernatural fiction, The King in Yellow created a sensation upon its 1895 publication. Since then, it has markedly influenced writers in the genre, most famously, H. P. Lovecraft. Author Robert W. Chambers has been hailed as a writer of remarkable imaginative powers and the historic link between Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King.

Rage Bullets

Author: Skyla Madi
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ISBN: 9781680586770
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Tension. Aggression. Betrayal. How much stress can the human body endure before it folds in on itself? Whatever it is, I'm definitely reaching the peak. Things are supposed to be downhill from here, but my brother is hell-bent on saving a girl who isn't his in the first place... ...and he can't do it alone. Do we even have what it takes to bring Joel's girl back from depths of the hell Skull has imprisoned her in? Or will our attempt be thwarted by Skull and the men he controls? It's a dangerous game Joel's playing, and it's one that affects us all.

Blood Sweat and Pixels

Author: Jason Schreier
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062651242
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Developing video games—hero's journey or fool's errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. Exploring the artistic challenges, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, and Donkey Kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean—it's nothing short of miraculous. Taking some of the most popular, bestselling recent games, Schreier immerses readers in the hellfire of the development process, whether it's RPG studio Bioware's challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build Dragon Age: Inquisition; indie developer Eric Barone's single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG Stardew Valley from one man's vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise; or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create Destiny, a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings—even as it nearly ripped their studio apart. Documenting the round-the-clock crunches, buggy-eyed burnout, and last-minute saves, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels is a journey through development hell—and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable.

City of Light City of Poison Murder Magic and the First Police Chief of Paris

Author: Holly Tucker
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393248844
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“A fierce tale of conspiracy and retribution… Thanks to Tucker’s sympathetic necromancy and her luscious resurrection of everyday detail, even in gilded palaces the human psyche seems familiarly deceitful and self-justifying.” —Michael Sims, author of The Story of Charlotte’s Web and Arthur and Sherlock Appointed to conquer the “crime capital of the world,” the first police chief of Paris faces an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s. Assigned by Louis XIV, Nicolas de La Reynie begins by clearing the streets of filth and installing lanterns throughout Paris, turning it into the City of Light. The fearless La Reynie pursues criminals through the labyrinthine neighborhoods of the city. He unearths a tightly knit cabal of poisoners, witches, and renegade priests. As he exposes their unholy work, he soon learns that no one is safe from black magic—not even the Sun King. In a world where a royal glance can turn success into disgrace, the distance between the quietly back-stabbing world of the king’s court and the criminal underground proves disturbingly short. Nobles settle scores by employing witches to craft poisons and by hiring priests to perform dark rituals in Paris’s most illustrious churches and cathedrals. As La Reynie continues his investigations, he is haunted by a single question: Could Louis’s mistresses could be involved in such nefarious plots? The pragmatic and principled La Reynie must decide just how far he will go to protect his king. From secret courtrooms to torture chambers, City of Light, City of Poison is a gripping true-crime tale of deception and murder. Based on thousands of pages of court transcripts and La Reynie’s compulsive note-taking, as well as on letters and diaries, Tucker’s riveting narrative makes the fascinating, real-life characters breathe on the page.