NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES—THE MASTERPIECE THAT BECAME A CULTURAL PHENOMENON
 
Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.
 
Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.
 
Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.
An unexpected offer threatens the bond between Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi as the two Jedi navigate a dangerous new planet and an uncertain future in the first canon Star Wars novel to take place before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

A Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a scholar in the ways of the Force. But perhaps a Jedi’s most essential duty is to pass on what they have learned. Master Yoda trained Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn; and now Qui-Gon has a Padawan of his own. But while Qui-Gon has faced all manner of threats and danger as a Jedi, nothing has ever scared him like the thought of failing his apprentice.

Obi-Wan Kenobi has deep respect for his Master, but struggles to understand him. Why must Qui-Gon so often disregard the laws that bind the Jedi? Why is Qui-Gon drawn to ancient Jedi prophecies instead of more practical concerns? And why wasn’t Obi-Wan told that Qui-Gon is considering an invitation to join the Jedi Council—knowing it would mean the end of their partnership? The simple answer scares him: Obi-Wan has failed his Master.

When Jedi Rael Averross, another former student of Dooku, requests their assistance with a political dispute, Jinn and Kenobi travel to the royal court of Pijal for what may be their final mission together. What should be a simple assignment quickly becomes clouded by deceit, and by visions of violent disaster that take hold in Qui-Gon’s mind. As Qui-Gon’s faith in prophecy grows, Obi-Wan’s faith in him is tested—just as a threat surfaces that will demand that Master and apprentice come together as never before, or be divided forever.
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
 
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.
 
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Over 2 million copies sold

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.

There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.

New York Times Bestseller

A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg

From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become?

Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

“Przepełniona akcją powieść z gatunku fantasy, która z pewnością zadowoli zarówno fanów dotychczasowej twórczości Morgan Rice, jak i entuzjastów powieści takich jak The Inheritance Cycle Christophera Paolini.... Najnowsza powieść Rice wciągnie bez reszty wszystkich miłośników literatury dla młodzieży.”

--The Wanderer, A Literary Journal (dotyczy Powrotu Smoków)

KRÓLESTWO CIENI to piąta część bestsellerowej serii fantasy Morgan Rice, KRÓLOWIE I CZARNOKSIĘŻNICY (pierwsza część, POWRÓT SMOKÓW, jest do ściągnięcia za darmo)!

W księdze zatytułowanej KRÓLESTWO CIENI, Kyra będzie musiała walczyć o życie w samym środku płonącej stolicy, zaatakowanej przez stado smoków. Jeśli uda jej się przeżyć, wyruszy do Mardy, na poszukiwania magicznej broni, jedynej nadziei Escalonu. By ocalić swój ukochany kraj przed inwazją trolli, zapuści się w najmroczniejsze zakątki tej ponurej krainy.

Duncan, uwieziony w pogrążonej w ogniu stolicy, wykorzystuje cały swój spryt, by zebrać swoich ludzi i  razem z nimi uciec tam, gdzie będą mogli przegrupować się i przygotować strategię ataku na Pandezję. Ścigany przez Wezuwiusza i jego armię trolli, Merk opuszcza Wieżę Kos i wraz z córką króla Tarnisa przemierza zdradzieckie wody Zatoki Śmierci, by dotrzeć do twierdzy na wyspie Knossos.

Dierdre i Marco zdołają przetrwać falę zniszczenia, która przetoczy się przez Ur. Będą musieli otrząsnąć się po stracie wszystkich, których znali i kochali, by wyruszyć na poszukiwanie jedynej osoby, która może im pomóc: Kyry. Tymczasem Alec płynie wraz z mieszkańcami Zaginionych Wysp z powrotem do Escalonu, w dłoni dzierżąc tajemniczy miecz, który może zmienić wszystko. Nie spodziewa się jednak, że zastanie swój kraj w kompletnej ruinie, opanowany przez hordy smoków.

KRÓLESTWO CIENI przeniesie cię do świata rycerzy i wojowników, królów i namiestników, honoru i męstwa, magii, przeznaczenia, potworów i smoków. To magiczna opowieść o miłości i złamanych sercach, oszustwach, ambicji i zdradzie. To powieść fantasy w najlepszym wydaniu, która będzie żyć w tobie jeszcze długo po jej przeczytaniu, która wciągnie każdego czytelnika, bez względu na jego płeć czy wiek.

Szósta część serii KRÓLOWIE I CZARNOKSIĘŻNICY ukaże się już wkrótce.

"Dobra wiadomość dla wszystkich tych, którzy po przeczytaniu całej serii Kręgu Czarnoksiężnika wciąż pragną więcej. Książki Morgan Rice to zapowiedź kolejnej genialnej serii fantasy, która zabiera nas w podróż do świata trolli i smoków, męstwa, honoru, odwagi, magii i wiary w swoje przeznaczenie. Morgan po raz kolejny udało się stworzyć nietuzinkowych bohaterów, których dopingujemy na każdej stronie książki. ... Obowiązkowa pozycja w biblioteczce każdego miłośnika gatunku fantasy."

--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (dotyczy Powrotu Smoków)

„KRĄG CZARNOKSIĘŻNIKA ma wszystko, czego potrzeba książce, by odnieść natychmiastowy sukces: intrygi, kontrintrygi, tajemnicę, walecznych rycerzy i rozwijające się związki, a wśród nich złamane serca, oszustwa i zdrady. To świetna rozrywka na wiele godzin, która przemówi do każdej grupy wiekowej. Wszyscy fani fantasy powinni znaleźć dla niej miejsce w swojej biblioteczce.”

- Books and Movies Reviews, Roberto Mattos

RZĄDY KRÓLOWYCH to trzynasta księga bestsellerowej sagi KRĄG CZARNOKSIĘŻNIKA, której pierwszą częścią jest książka pod tytułem WYPRAWA BOHATERÓW.

W RZĄDACH KRÓLOWYCH Gwendolyn prowadzi ocalałych członków swojego ludu na wygnanie, po tym jak udaje im się dotrzeć do wrogich wybrzeży Imperium. Wzięci pod opiekę ludu Sandary, starają się w ukryciu odzyskać siły i stworzyć sobie nowy dom w cieniach miasta Volusia.

Thor, zdecydowany, by ocalić Guwayne’a, kontynuuje wraz ze swą drużyną misję, której wykonania się podjęli. Przepływają przez potężny ocean, aby dostać się do potężnych jaskiń niedaleko Krainy Duchów. Napotkają tam niewyobrażalne potwory i egzotyczne krajobrazy.

Na Wyspach Południowych Alistair postanowiła poświęcić swoje życie dla Ereca – jednak nieoczekiwany zwrot zdarzeń może sprawić, że obojgu im uda się ocaleć.

Darius ryzykuje wszystko, aby ocalić miłość swojego życia, Loti. Nawet jeśli oznacza to, że sam musi stawić czoła Imperium. Już po krótkim czasie zorientuje się, że to dopiero początek. Volusia dokonuje powstania. Po zabójstwie Romulusa zdobywa władzę nad Imperium i staje się bezlitosną królową – dokładnie taką, jaką zawsze chciała być.

Czy Gwen i jej ludzie przeżyją? Czy Guwayne zostanie znaleziony? Czy Alistair i Erec przeżyją? Czy Darius uratuje Loti? Czy Thorgrin i jego kompania przetrwają?

Dzięki skomplikowanej budowie świata i charakterystyce postaci, RZĄDY KRÓLOWYCH są wspaniałą historią o przyjaciołach, kochankach, rywalach i zalotnikach, o rycerzach i smokach, intrygach i politycznych machinacjach, o dorastaniu, złamanych sercach, oszustwach, ambicji i zdradzie. Jest to opowieść o odwadze, wierze i przeznaczeniu, o czarnoksięstwie. Jest to powieść fantasy, która wprowadzi nas do świata, którego nigdy nie zapomnimy. To opowieść nadająca się dla wszystkich, niezależnie od wieku i płci.

„Opowieść przykuła moją uwagę od samego początku – i nie puściła do końca… Ta historia przedstawia wspaniałą przygodę, która pełna jest nagłych zwrotów akcji i ciekawych zdarzeń. Nie znajdziecie tu ani jednego nudnego momentu.”

-- Paranormap Romance Guild 

“Przepełniona akcją powieść z gatunku fantasy, która z pewnością zadowoli zarówno fanów dotychczasowej twórczości Morgan Rice, jak i entuzjastów powieści takich jak The Inheritance Cycle Christophera Paolini.... Najnowsza powieść Rice wciągnie bez reszty wszystkich miłośników literatury dla młodzieży.”

--The Wanderer, A Literary Journal (dotyczy Powrotu Smoków)

NOC ŚMIAŁKÓW to szósta część bestsellerowej serii fantasy Morgan Rice, KRÓLOWIE I CZARNOKSIĘŻNICY (pierwsza część, POWRÓT SMOKÓW, jest do ściągnięcia za darmo)!

W księdze zatytułowanej NOC ŚMIAŁKÓW Kyra będzie musiała odnaleźć sposób, by wydostać się z Mardy i powrócić do Escalonu z Berłem Prawdy. Tam weźmie udział w największej bitwie swojego życia przeciwko armii Ra, narodowi trolli oraz stadom smoków. Jeśli jej moce i broń okażą się wystarczająco silne, na końcu swej drogi spotka się z matką, dzięki której pozna tajemnicę swego przeznaczenia i narodzin.

Duncan będzie musiał zmierzyć się w przełomowym starciu z armią Pandezji. Będzie walczył dzielnie i zaciekle, wygrywając kolejne bitwy, lecz gdy dojdzie do ostatecznej konfrontacji w Diabelskim Kanionie, jego wszystkie dotychczasowe zwycięstwa mogą okazać się bez znaczenia w obliczu okrutnego podstępu, który przygotował dla niego Ra.

By odeprzeć atak smoków w Zatoce Śmierci, Alec i wojownicy Zaginionych Wysp połączą siły z Merkiem i córką króla Tarnisa. Aby ocalić Escalon, będą musieli odnaleźć Duncana i wspólnie z nim stawić czoła Wezuwiuszowi.

Dramatyczne bitwy, broń i czary doprowadzą do zapierającego dech w piersiach, nieoczekiwanego zakończenia sagi Królowie i Czarnoksiężnicy, które obfitować będzie zarówno w bolesne tragedie jak i w inspirujące odrodzenia.

NOC ŚMAŁKÓW przeniesie cię do świata rycerzy i wojowników, królów i namiestników, honoru i męstwa, magii, przeznaczenia, potworów i smoków. To magiczna opowieść o miłości i złamanych sercach, oszustwach, ambicji i zdradzie. To powieść fantasy w najlepszym wydaniu, która będzie żyć w tobie jeszcze długo po jej przeczytaniu, która wciągnie każdego czytelnika, bez względu na jego płeć czy wiek.

"Dobra wiadomość dla wszystkich tych, którzy po przeczytaniu całej serii Kręgu Czarnoksiężnika wciąż pragną więcej. Książki Morgan Rice to zapowiedź kolejnej genialnej serii fantasy, która zabiera nas w podróż do świata trolli i smoków, męstwa, honoru, odwagi, magii i wiary w swoje przeznaczenie. Morgan po raz kolejny udało się stworzyć nietuzinkowych bohaterów, których dopingujemy na każdej stronie książki. ... Obowiązkowa pozycja w biblioteczce każdego miłośnika gatunku fantasy."

--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (dotyczy Powrotu Smoków) 

„KRĄG CZARNOKSIĘŻNIKA ma wszystko, czego potrzeba książce, by odnieść natychmiastowy sukces: intrygi, kontrintrygi, tajemnicę, walecznych rycerzy i rozwijające się związki, a wśród nich złamane serca, oszustwa i zdrady. To świetna rozrywka na wiele godzin, która przemówi do każdej grupy wiekowej. Wszyscy fani fantasy powinni znaleźć dla niej miejsce w swojej biblioteczce.”

- Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos 

W PRZYSIĘDZE BRACI Thorgrin i jego bracia wydostają się z krainy umarłych, bardziej niż uprzednio zdeterminowani, by odnaleźć Guwayne’a. Płyną przez nieprzyjazne morze, które doprowadzi ich w miejsca przekraczające ich najśmielsze wyobrażenia. Są coraz bliżsi odnalezienia Guwayne’a, lecz napotykają na nieznane im dotąd przeszkody, przez które zostaną poddani próbie i zmuszeni do wykorzystania swego szkolenia oraz do tego, by trwać u swego boku jak bracia.

Darius stawia czoła Imperium. Oswobadza jedną niewolniczą osadę za drugą i odważnie gromadzi armię. Mierząc się z ufortyfikowanymi miastami i armią tysiąckrotnie większą od jego, czerpie ze swych instynktów i odwagi. Zdeterminowany jest, by przetrwać, by odnieść zwycięstwo, by dążyć do wolności za wszelką cenę – nawet cenę swego życia.

Pozbawiona wyboru Gwendolyn wiedzie swych poddanych ku Wielkiemu Pustkowiu. Zapuszczają się dalej w Imperium niż ktokolwiek wcześniej, wyruszając na wyprawę, by odnaleźć znane z legend królestwo Drugiego Kręgu – ostatnią nadzieję na przeżycie dla ludu Gwen i ostatnią nadzieję dla Dariusa. W drodze jednakże Gwendolyn napotka przerażające potwory, nieprzyjazne krainy i będzie musiała zmierzyć się z rebelią pośród swych poddanych, której być może nawet ona nie będzie w stanie okiełznać.

Erec i Alistair wyruszają ku Imperium, by ocalić swych pobratymców. Zatrzymują się na skrytych wyspach, zdecydowani zdobyć armię – nawet jeśli oznacza to, że będą musieli zetknąć się z najemnikami o wątpliwej reputacji.

Znajdujący się w sercu Volusii Godfrey wpada w tarapaty, gdy jego plan nie idzie po jego myśli. Zostaje uwięziony i niebawem ma zostać stracony. Tym razem nawet on nie widzi dla siebie ratunku.

Volusia zawiera pakt z najmroczniejszym spośród czarnoksiężników i – osiągnąwszy jeszcze wyższą pozycję – nie ustaje w podbojach, pokonując wszystkich, którzy stają jej na drodze. Potężniejsza niż kiedykolwiek, zbliża się ku bramom imperialnej stolicy i staje naprzeciw całej imperialnej armii, która przewyższa liczebnie nawet jej własną. Zanosi się na wielką bitwę.

Czy Thorgrin odnajdzie Guwayne’a? Czy Gwendolyn i jej lud przetrwają? Czy Godfrey zbiegnie? Czy Erec i Alistair dotrą do Imperium? Czy Volusia zostanie nową władczynią Imperium? Czy Darius poprowadzi swych ludzi ku zwycięstwu?

NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES—THE MASTERPIECE THAT BECAME A CULTURAL PHENOMENON
 
Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.
 
Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.
 
Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.
An unexpected offer threatens the bond between Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi as the two Jedi navigate a dangerous new planet and an uncertain future in the first canon Star Wars novel to take place before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

A Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a scholar in the ways of the Force. But perhaps a Jedi’s most essential duty is to pass on what they have learned. Master Yoda trained Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn; and now Qui-Gon has a Padawan of his own. But while Qui-Gon has faced all manner of threats and danger as a Jedi, nothing has ever scared him like the thought of failing his apprentice.

Obi-Wan Kenobi has deep respect for his Master, but struggles to understand him. Why must Qui-Gon so often disregard the laws that bind the Jedi? Why is Qui-Gon drawn to ancient Jedi prophecies instead of more practical concerns? And why wasn’t Obi-Wan told that Qui-Gon is considering an invitation to join the Jedi Council—knowing it would mean the end of their partnership? The simple answer scares him: Obi-Wan has failed his Master.

When Jedi Rael Averross, another former student of Dooku, requests their assistance with a political dispute, Jinn and Kenobi travel to the royal court of Pijal for what may be their final mission together. What should be a simple assignment quickly becomes clouded by deceit, and by visions of violent disaster that take hold in Qui-Gon’s mind. As Qui-Gon’s faith in prophecy grows, Obi-Wan’s faith in him is tested—just as a threat surfaces that will demand that Master and apprentice come together as never before, or be divided forever.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of Chelsea Handler’s year of self-discovery—featuring a nerdily brilliant psychiatrist, a shaman, four Chow Chows, some well-placed security cameras, various family members (living and departed), friends, assistants, and a lot of edibles

A SKIMM READS PICK • “This will be one of your favorite books of all time.”—Amy Schumer

In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in L.A. in the fall of 2016, Chelsea Handler daydreams about what life will be like with a woman in the White House. And then Donald Trump happens. In a torpor of despair, she decides that she’s had enough of the privileged bubble she’s lived in—a bubble within a bubble—and that it’s time to make some changes, both in her personal life and in the world at large.

At home, she embarks on a year of self-sufficiency—learning how to work the remote, how to pick up dog shit, where to find the toaster. She meets her match in an earnest, brainy psychiatrist and enters into therapy, prepared to do the heavy lifting required to look within and make sense of a childhood marked by love and loss and to figure out why people are afraid of her. She becomes politically active—finding her voice as an advocate for change, having difficult conversations, and energizing her base. In the process, she develops a healthy fixation on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and, through unflinching self-reflection and psychological excavation, unearths some glittering truths that light up the road ahead. 

Thrillingly honest, insightful, and deeply, darkly funny, Chelsea Handler’s memoir keeps readers laughing, even as it inspires us to look within and ask ourselves what really matters in our own lives.

Advance praise for Life Will Be the Death of Me

“You thought you knew Chelsea Handler—and she thought she knew herself—but in her new book, she discovers that true progress lies in the direction we haven’t been.”—Gloria Steinem 

“I always wondered what it would be like to watch Chelsea Handler in session with her therapist. Now I know.”—Ellen DeGeneres

“I love this book not just because it made me laugh or because I learned that I feel the same way about certain people in politics as Chelsea does. I love this book because I feel like I finally really got to know Chelsea Handler after all these years. Thank you for sharing, Chelsea!”—Tiffany Haddish
Bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Scottoline reaches new heights with this riveting novel about how a single decision can undo a family, how our past can derail our present, and how not guilty doesn't always mean innocent.

Allie Garvey is heading home to the funeral of a childhood friend. Allie is not only grief-stricken, she's full of dread. Because going home means seeing the other two people with whom she shares an unbearable secret.

Twenty years earlier, a horrific incident shattered the lives of five teenagers, including Allie. Drinking and partying in the woods, they played a dangerous prank that went tragically wrong, turning deadly. The teenagers kept what happened a secret, believing that getting caught would be the worst thing that could happen. But time has taught Allie otherwise. Not getting caught was far worse.

Allie has been haunted for two decades by what she and the others did, and by the fact that she never told a soul. The dark secret has eaten away at her, distancing her from everyone she loves, including her husband. Because she wasn't punished by the law, Allie has punished herself, and it's a life sentence.

Now, Allie stands on the precipice of losing everything. She's ready for a reckoning, determined to learn how the prank went so horribly wrong. She digs to unearth the truth, but reaches a shocking conclusion that she never saw coming--and neither will the reader.

A deeply emotional examination of family, marriage, and the true nature of justice, Someone Knows is Lisa Scottoline's most powerful novel to date. Startling, page-turning, and with an ending that's impossible to forget, this is a tour de force by a beloved author at the top of her game.
The team behind How Google Works returns with management lessons from legendary coach and business executive, Bill Campbell, whose mentoring of some of our most successful modern entrepreneurs has helped create well over a trillion dollars in market value.

Bill Campbell played an instrumental role in the growth of several prominent companies, such as Google, Apple, and Intuit, fostering deep relationships with Silicon Valley visionaries, including Steve Jobs, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt. In addition, this business genius mentored dozens of other important leaders on both coasts, from entrepreneurs to venture capitalists to educators to football players, leaving behind a legacy of growing companies, successful people, respect, friendship, and love after his death in 2016.

Leaders at Google for over a decade, Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle experienced firsthand how the man fondly known as Coach Bill built trusting relationships, fostered personal growth—even in those at the pinnacle of their careers—inspired courage, and identified and resolved simmering tensions that inevitably arise in fast-moving environments. To honor their mentor and inspire and teach future generations, they have codified his wisdom in this essential guide.

Based on interviews with over eighty people who knew and loved Bill Campbell, Trillion Dollar Coach explains the Coach’s principles and illustrates them with stories from the many great people and companies with which he worked. The result is a blueprint for forward-thinking business leaders and managers that will help them create higher performing and faster moving cultures, teams, and companies.

"Fans of Oprah Winfrey's TV show, or more recently her two podcasts, will have this title on their playlist for months." — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner

Everyone has a purpose. And, according to Oprah Winfrey, “Your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you are meant to be, and begin to honor your calling in the best way possible.”

That journey starts right here.

In her latest audiobook, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The audiobook’s ten chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment, and what life’s detours are there to teach us.

Oprah opens each chapter by sharing her own key lessons and the personal stories that helped set the course for her best life. She then brings together wisdom and insights from luminaries in a wide array of fields, inspiring listeners to consider what they’re meant to do in the world and how to pursue it with passion and focus. These renowned figures share the greatest lessons from their own journeys toward a life filled with purpose.

The Path Made Clear provides listeners with a valuable resource for achieving a life lived in service of your calling – whatever it may be.

This program is read by Adyashanti, Alanis Morrissette, Amy Purdy, Barbara Brown Taylor, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Brene Brown, Brian Grazer, Brother David Steindl-rast, Bryan Stevenson, Carole Bayer Sager, Caroline Myss, Charles Eisenstein, Cheryl Strayed, Cicely Tyson, Cindy Crawford, Dani Shapiro, Daniel Pink, David Brooks, Debbie Ford, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Eckhart Tolle, Elizabeth Gilbert, Elizabeth Lesser, Ellen Degeneres, Fr. Richard Rohr, Gabrielle Bernstein, Gary Zukav, Glennon Doyle, Goldie Hawn, India.Arie, Iyanla Vanzant, Jack Canfield, Jane Fonda, Janet Mock, Jay-Z, Jean Houston, Jeff Weiner, Vice President Joe Biden, Joel Osteen, U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jordan Peele, Kerry Washington, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lynne Twist, Marianne Williamson, Mark Nepo, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Michael Singer, Mindy Kaling, Mitch Albom, Nate Berkus, Pastor A. R. Bernard, Pema Chodron, President Jimmy Carter, Rev. Ed Bacon, Rob Bell, Robin Roberts, RuPaul Charles, Sarah Ban Breathnach, Shauna Niequist, Shawn Achor, Shonda Rhimes, Sidney Poitier, Sister Joan Chittister, Stephen Colbert, Sue Monk Kidd, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Moore, Tim Storey, Tracey Jackson, Tracy McMillan, Tracy Morgan, Trevor Noah, Wes Moore, William Paul Young, and Wintley Phipps.

From #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce comes a heart-pounding new mystery series.

In the cornfields of Nebraska a woman is found murdered, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn’t take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose—and that his spree has just begun.

Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she—and the local force—have ever seen.

With the FBI called in, together, an intense manhunt ensues. Mackenzie, reeling from her own dark past, her failed relationships, and her undeniable attraction to the new FBI agent, finds herself battling her own demons as her hunt for the killer takes her to the darkest places of her mind. As she delves into the killer’s mind, obsessing over his twisted psychology, she finds that evil truly does exist. She only hopes it will not be too late to extricate herself from it, as her entire life collapses around her.

As more bodies turn up dead and a frantic race against time ensues, there is no way out but to find him before he kills again.

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE KILLS marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night. 

Book #2 in the Mackenzie White Mystery series is also available!

Also available by Blake Pierce is ONCE GONE (A Riley Paige mystery—Book #1), a #1 bestseller!
“THE SORCERER’S RING has all the ingredients for an instant success: plots, counterplots, mystery, valiant knights, and blossoming relationships replete with broken hearts, deception and betrayal. It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages. Recommended for the permanent library of all fantasy readers.”
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos

A MARCH OF KINGS is Book #2 in the Bestselling series THE SORCERER'S RING, following A QUEST OF HEROES (BOOK #1).

A MARCH OF KINGS takes us one step further on Thor’s epic journey into manhood, as he begins to realize more about who he is, what his powers are, and as he embarks to become a warrior.

After he escapes from the dungeon, Thor is horrified to learn of another assassination attempt on King MacGil. When MacGil dies, the kingdom is set into turmoil. As everyone vies for the throne, King’s Court is more rife than ever with its family dramas, power struggles, ambitions, jealousy, violence and betrayal. An heir must be chosen from among the children, and the ancient Dynasty Sword, the source of all their power, will have a chance to be wielded by someone new. But all this might be upended: the murder weapon is recovered, and the noose tightens on finding the assassin. Simultaneously, the MacGils face a new threat by the McClouds, who are set to attack again from within the Ring.

Thor fights to win back Gwendolyn’s love, but there may not be time: he is told to pack up, to prepare with his brothers in arms for The Hundred, a hundred grueling days of hell that all Legion members must survive. The Legion will have to cross the Canyon, beyond the protection of the Ring, into the Wilds, and set sail across the Tartuvian Sea for the Isle of Mist, said to be patrolled by a dragon, for their initiation into manhood.

Will they make it back? Will the Ring survive in their absence? And will Thor finally learn the secret of his destiny?

With its sophisticated world-building and characterization, A MARCH OF KINGS is an epic tale of friends and lovers, of rivals and suitors, of knights and dragons, of intrigues and political machinations, of coming of age, of broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is a tale of honor and courage, of fate and destiny, of sorcery. It is a fantasy that brings us into a world we will never forget, and which will appeal to all ages and genders.

NOTE: In response to reader requests, the book has now been professionally edited and copyedited, and this file version has all the typographical and grammatical errors corrected.

Books #3--#17 in the series are now also available!

“Grabbed my attention from the beginning and did not let go….This story is an amazing adventure that is fast paced and action packed from the very beginning. There is not a dull moment to be found.”
--Paranormal Romance Guild {regarding Turned}

“Jam packed with action, romance, adventure, and suspense. Get your hands on this one and fall in love all over again.”
--vampirebooksite.com (regarding Turned)

“A great plot, and this especially was the kind of book you will have trouble putting down at night. The ending was a cliffhanger that was so spectacular that you will immediately want to buy the next book, just to see what happens.”
--The Dallas Examiner {regarding Loved}

“Morgan Rice has come up with what promises to be another brilliant series, immersing us in a fantasy of valor, honor, courage, magic and faith in your destiny. Morgan has managed again to produce a strong set of characters that make us cheer for them on every page.…Recommended for the permanent library of all readers that love a well-written fantasy.”

--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Rise of the Dragons)

 

ROGUE, PRISONER, PRINCESS is book #2 in Morgan Rice’s bestselling epic fantasy series OF CROWNS AND GLORY, which begins with SLAVE, WARRIOR, QUEEN (Book #1).

 

17 year old Ceres, a beautiful, poor girl from the Empire city of Delos, finds herself forced, by royal decree, to fight in the Stade, the brutal arena where warriors from all corners of the world come to kill each other. Pitted against ferocious opponents, her chances of survival are slim. Her only chance lies in drawing on her innermost powers, and making the transition, once and for all, from slave to warrior.

 

18 year old Prince Thanos wakes on the isle of Haylon to discover he has been stabbed in the back by his own people, left for dead on the blood-soaked beach. Captured by the rebels, he must crawl his way back to life, find who tried to assassinate him, and seek his revenge.

 

Ceres and Thanos, a world apart, have not lost their love for each other; yet the Empire court teems with lies, betrayal and duplicity, and as jealous royals weave intricate lies, they each, in a tragic misunderstanding, are led to believe the other is dead. The choices they make will determine each other’s fate.

 

Will Ceres survive the Stade and become the warrior she was meant to be? Will Thanos heal and discover the secret being withheld from him? Will the two of them, forced apart, find each other again?

 

ROGUE, PRISONER, PRINCESS tells an epic tale of tragic love, vengeance, betrayal, ambition, and destiny. Filled with unforgettable characters and heart-pounding action, it transports us into a world we will never forget, and makes us fall in love with fantasy all over again.

 

“An action packed fantasy sure to please fans of Morgan Rice’s previous novels, along with fans of works such as The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini…. Fans of Young Adult Fiction will devour this latest work by Rice and beg for more.”

--The Wanderer, A Literary Journal (regarding Rise of the Dragons)

 

Book #3 in OF CROWNS AND GLORY is also available!

 

“Sophie Love's ability to impart magic to her readers is exquisitely wrought in powerfully evocative phrases and descriptions….FOR NOW AND FOREVER is the perfect romance or beach read, with a difference: its enthusiasm and beautiful descriptions offer an unexpected attention to the complexity of not just evolving love, but evolving psyches. It's a delightful recommendation for romance readers looking for a touch more complexity from their romance reads.”--Midwest Book Review (Diane Donovan)
 “FOR NOW AND FOREVER is a very well written novel, describing the struggle of a woman (Emily) to find her true identity. The author did an amazing job with the creation of the characters and her description of the environment. The romance is there, but not overdosed. Kudos to the author for this amazing start of a series that promises to be very entertaining.”--Books and Movies Reviews, Roberto Mattos

Emily Mitchell, 35, living and working in New York City, has struggled through a string of failed relationships. When her boyfriend of 7 years takes her out for their long-awaited anniversary dinner, Emily is sure that this time will be different, that this time she will finally get the ring.

When he gives her a small bottle of perfume instead, Emily knows the time has come to break up with him—and for her entire life to have a fresh start.

Reeling from her unsatisfying, high-pressure life, Emily decides she needs a change. She decides on a whim to drive to her father’s abandoned home on the coast of Maine, a sprawling, historic house where she’d spent magical summers as a child. But the house, long-neglected, is in dire need of repair, and the winter is no time to be in Maine. Emily hasn’t been there in 20 years, when a tragic accident changed her sister’s life and shattered her family. Her parents divorced, her father disappeared, and Emily was never able to bring herself to step foot in that house again.

Now, for some reason, with her life reeling, Emily feels drawn to the only childhood place she ever knew. She plans on going just for a weekend, to clear her head. But something about the house, its numerous secrets, its memories of her father, its oceanfront allure, its small-town setting—and most of all, its gorgeous, mysterious caretaker—doesn’t want to let her leave. Can she find the answers she’s been looking for here, in the most unexpected place of all?

Can a weekend become a lifetime?

FOR NOW AND FOREVER is book #1 in the debut of a dazzling new romance series that will make you laugh, make you cry, will keep you turning pages late into the night—and will make you fall in love with romance all over again.

Book #2 is also available!

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