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What should have been a relaxing vacation in Paris turns into another unwinnable situation for expert criminology consultant Leopold Blake. Caught in the cross hairs of a ruthless assassin and on the run from the police for a murder he didn’t commit, Blake and his team must fight to clear his name before it’s too late.
As enemies close in from all sides, Blake is about to learn who he can trust – and who is determined to destroy him – as The City of Light becomes a new hunting ground.
Wanted is another exhilarating instalment in the Leopold Blake series of thrillers, which can be read and enjoyed in any order.
Nook Book "Limited Time" Freebie List - 3/27/2015
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- Becoming Your Spouse's Better Half: Why Differences Make a Marriage Great (Baker Publishing Group) (3/27) (***)
- Eiderdown (Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group) (2/2)
- Closure (Randall Wood) (1/9)
- Her Best Shot (Kensington) (2/10)
- The Algonquin Reader: Spring 2015 (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) (3/1)
- Saffron Nights (Saffron Nights Series #1) (Kensington) (3/2)
- The Mothers of Voorhisville: A Tor.Com Original (Tom Doherty Associates) (2/28)
- The Devil in America: A Tor.Com Original (Tom Doherty Associates) (2/28)
- After: The Shock (Scott Nicholson) (3/6)
Computers & Internet
- Microsoft Azure Essentials - Fundamentals of Azure (Pearson Education) (2/3)
- Someone Else's Daughter (A Miranda's Rights Mystery, #1) (Linsey Lanier) (1/2)
- The Seduction of Sophie Seacrest (An Unlikely Husband, #1) (Mary Campisi Books, LLC) (1/2)
- Bound - Forbidden Series: Book One (Lulu.com) (1/5)
- A Case of Spirits (Samhain Publishing, Ltd.) (1/6)
- Love Handles (A Romantic Comedy) (Eton Field) (1/9)
- The Encounter: Chances Taken- A Romantic Action Trilogy: A Romantic Drama Series of MFM Romance & Suspense Romance Thrillers Book 1 (Speedy Publishing LLC) (1/14)
- Just a Little Lie (Shades of Deception, Book 1) (ePublishing Works!) (1/17)
- Bad Boy of New Orleans (ePublishing Works!) (1/17)
- Love Slave (Outlaws and Heroes, Book 1) (ePublishing Works!) (1/17)
- Eternity (Immortal Witches, #1) (Maggie Shayne) (1/20)
- Be My Love (Walker Island #1) (Lucy Kevin) (1/20)
- After The Ending (The Ending Series, #1) (L2 Books) (1/23)
- A French Girl in New York (The French Girl Series, #1) (anna adams) (2/3)
- Cowboy for Hire (The Dream Maker Series, Book 1) (ePublishing Works!) (2/7)
- Love, Chocolate, and Beer (Cactus Creek, #1) (Violet Duke) (2/16)
- The One You Want (Harlequin) (2/18)
- Hard Knocks: An Ultimate Novella (Harlequin) (2/19)
- Bite Me, Your Grace (Sourcebooks) (3/1)
- The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl (Sourcebooks) (3/1)
- The Merchant of Venice Beach (Kensington) (3/2)
- A Question of Class (Kensington) (3/2)
- Timeless (Kensington) (3/2)
- Sweet As Honey (Kensington) (3/2)
- Ascension (Kensington) (3/2)
- A Vampire's Promise (Kensington) (3/2)
- Master of the Opera, Act 1: Passionate Overture (Kensington) (3/2)
- My Sunny Vampire (Kensington) (3/2)
- Lady Marian of Gisborne (The Gisbornes of Nottingham, #1) (Ani Bolton) (3/3)
- Cowboy Delight: A Novella (Sourcebooks) (3/3)
- Three Little Words (Walker Family): A Novella (Baker Publishing Group) (3/4)
- Season for Love (McCarthys of Gansett Island, #6) (HTJB, Inc.) (3/4)
- Stud Unleashed: The Prequel, A Clover Park STUDS Novella (Extra Fancy Books) (3/4)
- Chalet Girl Plays Cupid: (A Free Short Story) (HarperCollins Publishers) (3/5)
- Take Me if You Dare (Entangled Brazen) (Entangled Publishing, LLC) (3/6)
- Tempting Acquisitions (Entangled Indulgence) (Entangled Publishing, LLC) (3/6)
- A Christmas Gone Perfectly Wrong (Blackshear Family) (Cecilia Grant) (3/6)
- Chasing Charlie (the Texas Two-Step, #1) (Kathy Carmichael) (3/12)
- Emily's Vow (A More Perfect Union Series, Book 1) (ePublishing Works!) (3/14)
- Country Heaven (Dare River, #1) (Ava Miles) (3/15)
- Heart of the Hunter (Dragon Chalice, #1) (Lara Adrian, LLC) (3/24) (***)
- Unconditional: Always 1 (Pan Macmillan Australia) (3/25) (***)
- Blissful Kisses (Bliss Harbor) (Juliet Spenser) (3/26) (***)
- Wanted (Leopold Blake Series) (Nick Stephenson) (3/27) (***)
Mystery & Thrillers
- The Debt (Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group) (2/2)
- n19eteen (StoneHouse Ink) (2/26)
- Sleep Walking Now and Then: A Tor.Com Original (Tom Doherty Associates) (2/28)
- Santa Claus, Lies, and Murder (Amber Fox Mysteries novella book #4.5) (Sibel Hodge) (3/14)
- The Vince Flynn Encyclopedia (Atria Books) (3/18)
- The Gray and Guilty Sea (A Garrison Gage Mystery, #1) (Flying Raven Press) (3/21) (***)
- Dark Moon Crossing (Kendall O'Dell Series #3) (Nite Owl Books) (3/25) (***)
- In Cold Blood (Blood and Roses, #1) (Unputdownable Limited) (3/27) (***)
- The Lutheran Ladies' Circle: Plucking One String (The Lutheran Ladies Circle, #1) (Morning West Publishing) (1/23)
- Down on Love (Kensington) (3/2)
Religion & Spirituality
- Hoist on My Own Petard: Or: How Writing 10% Happier Threw My Own Advice Right Back in My Face (HarperCollins Publishers) (1/6)
- The Legend of Obadiah Wilder: The Glorious Defeat of the Dickenson Gang (Barbour Publishing, Incorporated) (3/24) (***)
- Unlocking the Scriptures (David C Cook) (3/26) (***)
Cooking, Food & Wine
- Baking with Less Sugar (Sneak Preview): Recipes for Desserts Using Natural Sweeteners and Little-to-No White Sugar (Chronicle Books LLC) (3/21) (***)
- Buzz Books 2015: Spring/Summer: Exclusive Excerpts from 39 Top New Titles (Publishers Lunch) (1/24)
- Buzz Books 2015: Young Adult Spring: Exclusive Excerpts from 26 New Young Adult Titles (Publishers Lunch) (1/24)
- All Involved: Day One (HarperCollins Publishers) (3/21) (***)
- Forsaken (Daughters of the Sea #1) (Kristen Day) (1/26)
- I'm a Girl! (HarperCollins Canada) (3/6)
- Giggleswick: The Amadán Map (Book 1) (Lee Press) (3/22) (***)
Biographies & Memoirs
- Blood, Sweat and Tea (HarperCollins Publishers) (3/7)
- With Every Letter (Wings of the Nightingale Book #1): A Novel (Baker Publishing Group) (2/1)
- Land of My Heart (Heirs of Montana Series #1) (Baker Publishing Group) (2/1)
- Love's Reckoning (Ballantyne Legacy Series #1) (Baker Publishing Group) (2/27)
- The Centurion's Wife (Acts of Faith Book #1) (Baker Publishing Group) (3/1)
- Daughter of Joy (Brides of Culdee Creek Book #1) (Baker Publishing Group) (3/5)
- Gods and Kings (Chronicles of the Kings Series #1) (Baker Publishing Group) (3/15)
- Prize of My Heart (Baker Publishing Group) (3/27) (***)
Comics & Graphic Novels
- DC Comics Essentials: Joker (2015-) #1 (NOOK Comic with Zoom View) (DC Comics) (1/6)
- DC Comics Essentials: Wonder Woman (2015-) #1 (NOOK Comic with Zoom View) (DC Comics) (1/13)
- DC Comics Essentials: Superman: Earth One (2015-) #1 (NOOK Comic with Zoom View) (DC Comics) (1/21)
- DC Entertainment Essential Graphic Novels and Chronology 2015 (NOOK Comic with Zoom View) (DC Comics) (1/28)
- Planetary (2010-) #1 (DC Comics) (2/25)
- GRAPHIC ELVIS - FREE COMIC SAMPLER, Issue 1 (Liquid Comics) (3/13)
- America's Army #14 - Decide to Lead PT. 2 : Lessons (Idea & Design Works, LLC) (3/20)
- Flashpoint Companion (2012-) #1 (DC Comics) (3/24) (***)
- Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Coping with the Cost of Care (Cancer Support Community) (1/23)
- A Teacher's Guide to Our Town: Common-Core Aligned Teacher Materials and a Sample Chapter (HarperCollins Publishers) (1/27)
- The Adderall Empire: A Life With ADHD and the Millennials' Drug of Choice (Morgan James Publishing) (3/26) (***)
Science Fiction & Fantasy
- Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014: A Tor.Com Original (Tom Doherty Associates) (1/6)
- Ted Saves the World (Bryan Cohen) (1/6)
- Rae of Hope (The Chronicles of Kerrigan, #1) (Dark Shadow Publishing) (1/26)
- Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic (Dowser Series #1) (Meghan Ciana Doidge) (2/13)
- Ever Mine (Kensington) (3/2)
- The Crown in the Heather (The Bruce Trilogy, #1) (Cader Idris Press) (1/18)
Called the Shakespeare of the Western range, Max Brand wrote hundreds of novels under different pseudonyms. In this riveting story, Donnegan arrives in The Corner, a gold-mining town where a colonel wants him to settle a long-standing land claim. Charmed by the colonel's beautiful daughter, the gunman agrees. But nothing is as it seems in The Corner, where the line separating good from evil is so badly blurred that it might not be there at all.
Stephen Crane's classic 1895 Civil War novel continues to be read, studied, and discussed, generation after generation. Its searing images of war, destruction, and fear endure in the collective American mind. This Fourth Edition of the Norton Critical Edition of The Red Badge of Courage is again based on the 1895 first edition, published by D. Appleton & Co., conservatively amended and accompanied by explanatory annotations. Crane's uncanceled but unpublished manuscript passages, including his discarded Chapter XII, are reprinted in the Textual Appendix.
"Backgrounds and Sources" contains biographical, historical, and contextual material on both Crane and The Red Badge of Courage, with much new material in the Fourth Edition bearing on the novel's Civil War context. Frederick C. Crews, Donald Pizer, Stephen Crane, Jay Martin, John Higham, Charles J. LaRocca, Harold R. Hungerford, Perry Lentz, Eric Solomon, and J. C. Levenson provide the framework for understanding the novel as both literature and history. A number of essays, sketches, and photographs give readers a glimpse of the battle of Chancellorsville, the real-life inspiration for the novel, and of the soldiers who fought it.
"Criticism" is a collection of fifteen essays (two new and one expanded in this edition) that represent the best of what has been written about The Red Badge of Courage, from the earliest assessments to current schools of critical interpretation. Contributors include Donald Pizer, Stephen Crane (in self-judgment), George Wyndham, Frank Norris, R. W. Stallman, John E. Hart, Charles C. Walcutt, John Fraser, James Nagel, Amy Kaplan, James M. Cox, James E. Curran, Jr., and James B. Colvert. A Chronologyand updated Selected Bibliography are also included.
In the spring of 1863, as he faces battle for the first time at Chancellorsville, Virginia, a young Union soldier matures to manhood and finds peace of mind as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about war.
OverviewVeteran marriage coach Daniel L. Tocchini doesn't want to improve marriages. He wants to transform them.
Drawing on personal experience and stories from couples he has coached, he offers practical guidance to move couples beyond communication tricks and gimmicks to help them truly understand "Us" for the first time—talking honestly, listening generously, tackling tricky issues, breaking out of ruts, and abandoning self-centered "consumer thinking."
Innovative, insightful, and thoroughly biblical, Tocchini's approach has helped thousands in his popular seminars. Whether a marriage is in deep trouble or just coasting along, it's time for Christian couples to read the User's Guide that God intended.
I really wish Barnes & Noble would stop attaching the same description to every edition of a book. This publication of The Red Badge of Courage is not from Norton, and does not contain any of the explanatory annotations, appendices, backgrounds, sources, or critical essays described. It's just the actual book itself.
Agreed. B&N should police this, but even more blame lies with Open Road Media, for including the above-mentioned metadata swiped from other sources, applicable or not.
As far as I can see, it's all in the way B&N sets up their website. Here is the description that appears on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Kobo for the Open Road edition of The Red Badge of Courage:
The finest novel of the Civil War, and one of the greatest battle stories ever told
The question of courage enters Henry Fleming’s mind the moment he dons the blue uniform of the Union Army. But his first firefight reveals the emptiness of words such as bravery and fear. Pinned in by his comrades, he can only fire his rifle like a cog in a machine. There is no chance to run.
Then comes the true test. Waking from a nap, Henry sees the enemy advancing once again. Gripped by an unshakable terror, he flees—from his regiment, from duty, from everything he wanted to believe about himself. A corpse bears witness to his shame.
The nightmare has come true. Henry Fleming is a coward. Only one thing can save him now: a visible wound, the red badge of courage. With his regiment’s colors in hand, Henry looks the enemy in the eye—and charges.
Stephen Crane was born six years after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox and had yet to see a battlefield when he wrote The Red Badge of Courage. Nevertheless, the novel is widely regarded as one of the most realistic depictions of war ever published, and a masterpiece of American literature.
This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Jane ran her cattle business and bossed the cowboys who rode the expanse of purple sage around her prosperous Utah ranch. Then she dared disobey the Mormons who ordered her to marry grim, brutal Elder Tull. Now her stock was being stampeded and her men disappearing. Then the mysterious gunslinger called Lassiter rode into town.
About the Author
Born in 1875, Pearl Zane Grey was raised in Zanesville, Ohio, a town founded by his mother's family, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1896. His passion for the American West was aroused in 1907 when Grey had an opportunity to tour the West with Buffalo Jones, a longtime hunter and adventurer. He published a total of eighty-five books before dying on October 23, 1939, at his home in Altadena, California.
In a daring foray, under the very nose of the French Mediterranean fleet, Lieutenant Lord Nicholas Ramage is to sail his tiny cutter close in to the Italian shore and rescue a party of stranded aristocrats from Napoleon's fast-advancing army.
I don't think Open Road has any control at all of the descriptions that B&N attaches to their books. It's B&N's sloppiness that applies the same description to all editions of a book. Frequently I've seen descriptions and reviews that are clearly for an audiobook, commenting on the voice performance of the reader.