A history professor, a journalist, a psychic, and a paranormal photographer venture deep into the Colorado wilderness to explore the fate of an entire town that mysteriously vanished in 1893.
Last year, Pierce died - just for a moment. And when she was in the space between life and death, she met John. Tall dark and terrifying, it's his job to usher souls from one realm to the next. There's a fierce attraction between them, which Pierce carries back into our world. But she knows that if she allows herself to fall for John she will be doomed to a life of shadows and loneliness in the Underworld. When things get dangerous for her, her only hope is to do exactly what John says. Can she trust a guy who lives for the dead? Inspired by Greek myth, Abandon is the first in a darkly romantic trilogy from Meg Cabot, creator of The Princess Diaries.
The English island called Abandon, enshrouded in ancient legend, has been home to warriors as well as enchanting women -- and none more spellbinding than lovely Morwenna Halliwell. Determined to fight when Abandon is offered to the highest bidder, Morwenna confronts the enemy: the Earl of Pentargon, Anthony Hartstone -- or "Lord Heart-of-Stone" as she indignantly calls him. Yet little does Morwenna realize she will soon be forced to marry the forbidding lord who holds her future in his strong hands. Anthony arrogantly dismisses Morwenna and her litany of complaints against him -- all the while drawn to her beauty and courage. But when danger confronts Morwenna, Anthony knows he must call upon all his power to protect the innocent miss he desires. It is up to him to unmask the villain who threatens her, and also to convince his bride that he is not her opponent -- but her most passionate and devoted admirer.
For readers of Maggie Nelson and Leslie Jamison, a fierce and dazzling personal narrative that explores the many ways identity and art are shaped by love and loss. In her critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart, Melissa Febos laid bare the intimate world of the professional dominatrix, turning an honest examination of her life into a lyrical study of power, desire, and fulfillment. In her dazzling Abandon Me, Febos captures the intense bonds of love and the need for connection -- with family, lovers, and oneself. First, her birth father, who left her with only an inheritance of addiction and Native American blood, its meaning a mystery. As Febos tentatively reconnects, she sees how both these lineages manifest in her own life, marked by compulsion and an instinct for self-erasure. Meanwhile, she remains closely tied to the sea captain who raised her, his parenting ardent but intermittent as his work took him away for months at a time. Woven throughout is the hypnotic story of an all-consuming, long-distance love affair with a woman, marked equally by worship and withdrawal. In visceral, erotic prose, Febos captures their mutual abandonment to passion and obsession -- and the terror and exhilaration of losing herself in another. At once a fearlessly vulnerable memoir and an incisive investigation of art, love, and identity, Abandon Me draws on childhood stories, religion, psychology, mythology, popular culture, and the intimacies of one writer's life to reveal intellectual and emotional truths that feel startlingly universal.
New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld. Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back. But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid. Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most. But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.
The fight for independent thought becomes a matter of life or death in this sizzling and intense conclusion to the Possession trilogy. Vi has made her choice between Jag and Zenn, and the resistance may have suffered for it. But with the Thinkers as strong as ever, the rebels still have a job to do. Vi knows better than anyone that there’s more at stake than a few broken hearts. But there is a traitor among them…and the choices he makes could lead to the total destruction of everything Vi has fought for. Vi, Jag, and Zenn must set their problems aside for the resistance to have any hope of ending the Thinkers’ reign. Their success means everything…and their failure means death.
There are worse places an Ivy Leaguer, desperate to restore a tattered academic career, can pass the mist-shrouded New England autumn of his senior year. There is serenity on the secluded fourth floor of the cavernous stone dormitory, marred only by the occasional echoed footfall on the stairs of muffled voice in the corridor. The atmosphere is ripe for quiet study--until it begins... Floorboards creak in seemingly deserted hallways. Phantom whispers stir the silence. Invisible eyes seems to lurk, watching. At last, an enigmatic stranger emerges from the shadows, claiming to be a fellow student. But nobody else can see or hear the presence that seeps in like fog rolling off the Charles River. Nobody else can sense, with growing dread, the terrible truth... Decades have passed since the murky accident that claimed the lives of three Adams House residents. But somebody wants to relive--and punish--the sins of the past. Somebody is preying on the dorm's current occupants, even as one of their peers descends slowly into a surreal world where madness meets mayhem; where nothing is certain but the chilling suspicion that what has happened before can--and must--happen once again...
Pico Iyer’s intoxicating new novel is at once a stylish intellectual mystery and a pulse-quickening love story—the love in question being at once sacred and profane. John Macmillan, a classically reticent Englishman who has moved to California to study the poems of the Sufi mystic Rumi, unexpectedly becomes involved in two equally absorbing quests. The first is for a mysterious Rumi manuscript that may have been smuggled out of Iran; the second for the elusive Camilla Jensen, who continually offers herself to him only to repeatedly slip from his grasp. Are these quests somehow related? And can Macmillan give himself over to them without losing his career and identity? Moving deftly from California academia to the mosques of Iran, filled with insights into the minds of Islam and the modern West, Abandon is a magic carpet-ride of a book. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A history professor and his daughter embark on an investigation into the abrupt disappearance of every citizen from a gold-mining town over a century earlier, even though they are aware that the last people who attempted to solve the mystery was never hea
ABANDON Rediscover this thrilling story of action, intrigue and romance from New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers. On a quiet long weekend in New Hampshire, Deputy US Marshal Mackenzie Stewart is viciously assaulted at the lakefront cottage of her friend, federal judge Bernadette Peacham. The attacker escapes, and it becomes clear he was more than a deranged drifter when FBI special agent Andrew Rook arrives. Mac knows Rook isn’t up from Washington, DC, to set things straight between them after their whirlwind affair. He’s on a case. The investigation takes an unexpected turn when they return to Washington to find Bernadette’s ex-husband, a powerful attorney, shot to death. Then Bernadette disappears, and Mac and Rook realize the stakes are higher than either had imagined. Originally published in 2007
Ava’s life isn’t easy. Her dad is long gone and, her mum is an alcoholic who lives in the next town over. She lives with her volatile drug-addicted cousin Sam and cares for her baby sister Emerson all while still going to school. The only affection she receives is from the neighbour across the road. That is until Dakota, with his intense green eyes and dangerous aura, enters her life and mesmerises her from the very first moment. Ava is hooked, and Dakota won’t leave her alone. But Dakota has a secret. He is a werewolf.
Your secret to living the life beyond your wildest dreams! Do you have a vision for how your life should turn out? Big plans? Great dreams? Get ready to trade it in for something a whole lot bigger and infinitely greater! In Abandon, Tim Timberlake shows you how to exchange your life for God’s life. Obedience to God is not a burden, as many have thought. Instead, obedience is your key to experiencing the life of Heaven right now! You’ll learn how to: Discover the life that will truly fulfill you… and start living out your divine destiny Focus on your purpose…and not get distracted by your problems Overcome roadblocks to enjoying God’s best… and experience victory over your doubts, failures, and temptations Hunger for God more than anything…and confidently entrust your future into His hands As you abandon yourself to God’s plan, get ready to experience a life that is “far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” (Eph. 3:20, Message).
"Jag, Zenn, Vi, and the rest of the resistance are determined to take down the Thinkers, but there is a traitor among them, who could cost them their cause--and their lives"--
On what is supposed to be a quiet long weekend in New Hampshire, Deputy U.S. Marshal Mackenzie Stewart is viciously attacked at the lakefront cottage of her friend, federal judge Bernadette Peacham. Mackenzie fends off her attacker, but he manages to escape. Everything suggests he's a deranged drifter—until FBI special agent Andrew Rook arrives. With Rook, Mackenzie broke her own rule not to get involved with anyone in law enforcement, but she knows he isn't up from Washington, D.C., to set things straight between them. He's on a case. As the hunt for the mysterious attacker continues, the case takes an unexpected turn when Mackenzie follows Rook back to Washington and finds that Bernadette's former mentor, a once-powerful, now-disgraced judge who has been providing Rook with information, has gone missing. Mackenzie and Rook realize the stakes are higher than either had imagined, and a master criminal with nothing left to lose is prepared to gamble everything.
Welcome to Kyrgyzstan, a country of glaring contrasts. It is Muslim, but alcoholic. It is mountainous spirituality and nomadic tradition, but governed by rigid Communist rhetoric. It is distrusting of outside influences, but gripped by a worship of all things foreign. Set on the eve of this small Central Asian republic's independence from Soviet Russia, "Abandon" relates the story of two foundlings as they struggle to find their own voices. Torn between the ancient beliefs of their people and the current sluggish movement toward democracy, Tashtan and Kerez must decide how much they value their freedom. Simultaneously occuring in the past and present, in the majestic Ala-Too mountains and its valley villages, "Abandon" illustrates a world in which both bride stealing and proletariat equality are taken for granted. In his debut novel Dave Gallagher uses a cast of complex characters to introduce the western world to the humanity and heartbreak of the Silk Road. His remarkable insight and understanding of the Kyrgyz make this exotic land accessible and endearing.
On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman and child in a remote gold mining town disappeared, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins; and not a single bone was ever found. One hundred thirteen years later, two backcountry guides are hired by a history professor and his journalist daughter to lead them into the abandoned mining town so that they can learn what happened. With them is a psychic, and a paranormal photographer—as the town is rumored to be haunted. A party that tried to explore the town years ago was never heard from again. What this crew is about to discover is that twenty miles from civilization, with a blizzard bearing down, they are not alone, and the past is very much alive.
On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman and child in a remote gold mining town disappeared, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins; and not a single bone was ever found. One hundred thirteen years later, two backcountry guides are hired by a history professor and his journalist daughter to lead them into the abandoned mining town so that they can learn what happened. With them is a psychic, and a paranormal photographer—as the town is rumored to be haunted. A party that tried to explore the town years ago was never heard from again. What this crew is about to discover is that twenty miles from civilization, with a blizzard bearing down, they are not alone, and the past is very much alive. About the Author: Blake Crouch is the author of over a dozen bestselling suspense, mystery, and horror novels. His short fiction has appeared in numerous short story anthologies, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Cemetery Dance, and many other publications. Much of his work, including the Wayward Pines series, has been optioned for TV and film. Blake lives in Colorado. To learn more, follow him on Twitter, Facebook, or visit his website, www.blakecrouch.com. Praise for Abandon: ABANDON is terrific…a great storyteller hitting his stride. LEE CHILD Selected by Indie Booksellers for the August 2009 Indie Notables ABANDON [is] two separate works of past and present seamlessly melded together into a single novel that demands to be read in one sitting, so you can better appreciate the beauty of Crouch’s storytelling…[O]ne of those books that almost instantly puts you in the mind of a classic. BOOKREPORTER This is the book that will make Crouch a household name. Weaving the past and present together with such seamless skill that from the prologue to the last page, this book captures the imagination. [ABANDON] has the arc and flow of a master storyteller. Easily my favorite book of this year. JEN JORDAN, CRIMESPREE MAGAZINE Haunting, fast-paced, and thoroughly engrossing... ABANDON is one of the most original tales of ghosts, greed and gold I've come across. Crouch aligns both eras so perfectly, it's as if the characters are occupying the same breath within the space/time continuum. ABANDON will be one of the most talked-about books of the summer. THE MADISON COUNTY HERALD Crouch does a great job of pacing, going back and forth between the two stories and the two time periods. The characters are authentic and interesting. He keeps up the suspense until the very end. It’s a great book. Crouch is a great writer. Go and get it. TORONTO SUN The basic dilemmas and temptations that have always caused hell are brilliantly laid bare in this novel that seamlessly connects generations through those timeless struggles between good and evil. Yet, in the face of this eternal and seemingly fruitless battle, Blake also manages to offer up hope in such a sincere and unflinching manner that the result is a heartfelt and endearing read that will resonate with all; highly recommended, this is easily one of the best this year. NEW MYSTERY READER MAGAZINE Ambitious…the palpable suspense just keeps building, and many thriller fans—especially those who like a touch of horror—will lose sleep to find out how it all ends. BOOKLIST A bold, ambitious novel of two haunting times in one haunting place. It's full of gunplay and violence, adventure and action, but at its core ABANDON is a novel of faith, family, greed and redemption. MICHAEL KORYTA In ABANDON, Blake Crouch blends elements of modern-day Colorado with its violent and storied past to create a tapestry of love, greed and revenge. Sins of the past and present collide with unforgettable results in this hard-hitting tale of murder, delusion and lost gold. JOHN HART Review On Christmas Day 1893, the tiny, remote gold-mining town of Abandon, Colorado, ceased to be. No trace of the population was ever found. More than a century later, a historian, a journalist, and two paranormal investigators trek into the ghost town with varying purposes. Crouch tells his tale in alternating chapters, but the reader ultimately learns that the story of both the residents and the latter-day visitors is one of gold, greed, and murder—and a pinch of madness. Abandon is an ambitious and largely effective suspense novel. The portrayal of life in Abandon is rich with details of brutal hardship, suffering, and a gnawing sense of creepiness. The modern investigators are tried by cold, a blizzard, avalanche dangers, rotted buildings that may collapse at any moment, and the eeriness of the derelict town. But Crouch has two sets of characters, and nearly all have a backstory. Some work; some are strained. Even so, the palpable suspense just keeps building, and many thriller fans—especially those who like a touch of horror—will lose sleep to find out how it all ends. - Booklist About the Author Blake Crouch attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with degrees in English and Creative Writing. 2004 and 2005 saw the publications of his first two novels, DESERT PLACES and LOCKED DOORS. Blake lives with his family in southwest Colorado, where he is at work on a new book.
An original Ophelia first published in 1958, and one of the rarest of the Paris series. Abandon is the story of Yvonne, daughter of a lunatic mother, and her travails through the brutal streets of American cities. From the rough bars (and rougher men) of the Chicago bars, to the NY dope dealers, she pushes on through numerous encounters, obtaining succor finally in bed with one man, and two other women.
John Macmillan Is An Englishman In California Studying Sufism, And In Particular Rumi, The Thirteenth-Century Islamic Mystic And At Present Best-Selling Poet In America. Travelling To Damascus, He Hears Rumours Of A Secret, Heretical Manuscript That Might Have Escaped From Iran During The Chaos Of Its Revolution, And, Taking A Message Back To California, Ends Up Encountering Camilla Jensen, An Open If Somewhat Wayward Californian, Who Seems In Some Way Connected To The World Of Fugitive Texts. Following The Trail Of Mystical Poems Through Spain And India To Iran, And Trying To Unravel The Mystery That Lies Behind Camilla, John Finds Himself Descending Ever Deeper Into A World Of Passion And Bewilderment. Then, Suddenly, A Manuscript Appears, And Camilla Disappears, Leaving Him Closer To An Understanding Of Some Things, Yet Further From A Real Understanding Of What Is Most Important To Him. Eerie And Incandescent, Abandon Displays Iyer'S Unique Gift For Showing The Dance Of Dreams And Desires And Preconceptions That Ensues When Cultures Collide.