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Slippery Creatures

Author : Kj Charles
Publisher : Will Darling Adventures
Release : 2020-04-28
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1912688166

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Book Slippery Creatures Description/Summary:

Will Darling came back from the Great War with a few scars, a lot of medals, and no idea what to do next. Inheriting his uncle's chaotic second-hand bookshop is a blessing...until strange visitors start making threats. First a criminal gang, then the War Office, both telling Will to give them the information they want, or else. Will has no idea what that information is, and nobody to turn to, until Kim Secretan-charming, cultured, oddly attractive-steps in to offer help. As Kim and Will try to find answers and outrun trouble, mutual desire grows along with the danger. And then Will discovers the truth about Kim. His identity, his past, his real intentions. Enraged and betrayed, Will never wants to see him again.But Will possesses knowledge that could cost thousands of lives. Enemies are closing in on him from all sides-and Kim is the only man who can help. A 1920s m/m romance trilogy in the spirit of Golden Age pulp fiction.

Slippery Creatures

Author : KJ Charles
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020
Category : Booksellers and bookselling
ISBN : 1912688158

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Book Slippery Creatures Description/Summary:

Will Darling came back from the Great War with a few scars, a lot of medals, and no idea what to do next. Inheriting his uncle's chaotic second-hand bookshop is a blessing...until strange visitors start making threats. First a criminal gang, then the War Office, both telling Will to give them the information they want, or else. Will has no idea what that information is, and nobody to turn to, until Kim Secretan--charming, cultured, oddly attractive--steps in to offer help. As Kim and Will try to find answers and outrun trouble, mutual desire grows along with the danger. And then Will discovers the truth about Kim. His identity, his past, his real intentions. Enraged and betrayed, Will never wants to see him again. But Will possesses knowledge that could cost thousands of lives. Enemies are closing in on him from all sides--and Kim is the only man who can help.

Scaly, Slippery Creatures

Author : Matthew Rake
Publisher : Hungry Tomato ™
Release : 2015-11-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781467772297

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Book Scaly, Slippery Creatures Description/Summary:

Discover the ten most bizarre snakes, lizards, and other reptiles on the planet. Many lived at the time of the dinosaurs. Could this explain their grotesque features? Check out: ? blood-squirting lizards ? monster crocodiles ? the deadliest snake Come face to face with these extreme animals and learn their secrets!

Everything You Need to Know About Frogs and Other Slippery Creatures

Author : DK
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2011-07-18
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780744040500

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Book Everything You Need to Know About Frogs and Other Slippery Creatures Description/Summary:

Everything You Need to Know About Frogs and Other Slippery Creatures is a fascinating read - not only do you discover the basics of reptile and amphibian anatomy, you also learn about the lives and times of a great number of creatures: see how they survive in lakes and rivers, forests and deserts, and how they have adapted to the most inhospitable habitats. Everything You Need to Know About Frogs and Other Slippery Creatures provides ideas for things to make, games to play, quizzes, and shocking facts to share with your friends. It's everything you need to know, and everything you WANT to find out.

Let's Investigate Slippery, Splendid Sea Creatures

Author : Madelyn Carlisle
Publisher : Barrons Juveniles
Release : 1993
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 0812049748

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Book Let's Investigate Slippery, Splendid Sea Creatures Description/Summary:

Presents the lives and characteristics of such sea creatures as whales, sharks, seals, and corals.

Everything You Need to Know About Snakes

Author : DK,John Woodward
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-01-16
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780744039009

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Book Everything You Need to Know About Snakes Description/Summary:

From speedy slithering creatures and living dragons to snakes that fly and shed skin, Everything You Need to Know About Snakes explores the fascinating world of reptiles. Readers will discover how far a cobra can spit, a gallery of fangs, how to survive a snake attack, the life cycle of a snake, and the Titanoboa-a 50-foot-long prehistoric snake- while also learning about lizards, crocodiles, tortoises, and turtles. Includes incredible images, fun games and quizzes, plus shocking facts on anatomy, diet, and behavior, kids will want to dip into this e-guide time and again.

Slippery Fish in Hawaii

Author : Charlotte Diamond
Publisher : Beachhouse Pub Llc
Release : 2013-10-01
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 1933067578

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Book Slippery Fish in Hawaii Description/Summary:

Almost every preschooler in Hawaii learns the song Slippery Fish (or Octopus) written by Charlotte Diamond. The song is taught to kids along with hand motions, and parents throughout the islands know how to sing this song. Now, in board book format, is an illustrated version especially for Hawaii's kids. Each page glows with vibrant fish and sea creatures found in Hawaii's waters providing a subtle yet colorful backdrop for the main characters in the story: the slippery fish, octopus, tuna fish, great white shark, and humungous whale. If you're not familiar with the song, just ask the closest 3 or 4 year old and they'll sing it for you. Sure to be a popular book with 2 to 4 year olds.

Creatures of Passage

Author : Morowa Yejidé
Publisher : Akashic Books
Release : 2021-03-16
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781617758881

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Book Creatures of Passage Description/Summary:

With echoes of Toni Morrison's Beloved, Yejidé's novel explores a forgotten quadrant of Washington, DC, and the ghosts that haunt it. "In this beautifully written and gloriously conceived novel, Morowa Yejidé reveals her mastery yet again. This book is both contemporary and ancient, frightening and stirring, playful and wise, an unforgettable blurring of reality and genres from its haunted Plymouth automobile to the mysteries in the fog in this alternate America and hidden Washington, DC. With its lyricism and bold imagination, Creatures of Passage is unlike anything you've ever read." --Tananarive Due, author of Ghost Summer: Stories "Comparisons will be made to Toni Morrison and they will be well-founded, but Morowa Yejidé is in a class of her own with Creatures of Passage, a mesmerizing tale about love, loss, revenge, death, and restoration that hovers close to the edge of fantasy yet is deeply grounded in history and in a reality easily recognizable in the contemporary world." --Elizabeth Nunez, author of Even in Paradise "Although set in our recent past, Creatures of Passage is at heart a powerful ghost story about people haunted by the shadows of time and the shadows of blood. In the pages of this novel we discover a world that is fully recognizable, as concrete and real as Toni Morrison's Ohio, but also as fantastic and mythical as Gabriel García Márquez's Macondo. That said, make no mistake: Morowa Yejidé is a masterful storyteller in her own right, able to spin and sustain an inventive tale illuminated by a singular truth, that death is 'another form of living.'" --Jeffery Renard Allen, author of Song of the Shank Nephthys Kinwell is a taxi driver of sorts in Washington, DC, ferrying passengers in a 1967 Plymouth Belvedere with a ghost in the trunk. Endless rides and alcohol help her manage her grief over the death of her twin brother, Osiris, who was murdered and dumped in the Anacostia River. Unknown to Nephthys when the novel opens in 1977, her estranged great-nephew, ten-year-old Dash, is finding himself drawn to the banks of that very same river. It is there that Dash--reeling from having witnessed an act of molestation at his school, but still questioning what and who he saw--has charmed conversations with a mysterious figure he calls the "River Man." When Dash arrives unexpectedly at Nephthys's door bearing a cryptic note about his unusual conversations with the River Man, Nephthys must face what frightens her most. Morowa Yejidé's deeply captivating novel shows us an unseen Washington filled with otherworldly landscapes, flawed super-humans, and reluctant ghosts, and brings together a community intent on saving one young boy in order to reclaim itself.

The Book of Eels

Author : Patrik Svensson
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-05-26
Category : Science
ISBN : 9780062968838

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Book The Book of Eels Description/Summary:

National Bestseller Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction A New York Times Notable Book One of TIME’s 100 Must Read Books of the Year One of The Washington Post’s 50 Notable Nonfiction Books of the Year One of Smithsonian Magazine’s 10 Best Science Books of the Year One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year A New York Times Editor’s Choice Part H Is for Hawk, part The Soul of an Octopus, The Book of Eels is both a meditation on the world’s most elusive fish—the eel—and a reflection on the human condition Remarkably little is known about the European eel, Anguilla anguilla. So little, in fact, that scientists and philosophers have, for centuries, been obsessed with what has become known as the “eel question”: Where do eels come from? What are they? Are they fish or some other kind of creature altogether? Even today, in an age of advanced science, no one has ever seen eels mating or giving birth, and we still don’t understand what drives them, after living for decades in freshwater, to swim great distances back to the ocean at the end of their lives. They remain a mystery. Drawing on a breadth of research about eels in literature, history, and modern marine biology, as well as his own experience fishing for eels with his father, Patrik Svensson crafts a mesmerizing portrait of an unusual, utterly misunderstood, and completely captivating animal. In The Book of Eels, we meet renowned historical thinkers, from Aristotle to Sigmund Freud to Rachel Carson, for whom the eel was a singular obsession. And we meet the scientists who spearheaded the search for the eel’s point of origin, including Danish marine biologist Johannes Schmidt, who led research efforts in the early twentieth century, catching thousands upon thousands of eels, in the hopes of proving their birthing grounds in the Sargasso Sea. Blending memoir and nature writing at its best, Svensson’s journey to understand the eel becomes an exploration of the human condition that delves into overarching issues about our roots and destiny, both as humans and as animals, and, ultimately, how to handle the biggest question of all: death. The result is a gripping and slippery narrative that will surprise and enchant.

Her Golden Eyes

Author : Holly March,Tbd
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-03-30
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1916362850

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Book Her Golden Eyes Description/Summary:

Set in Medieval Morocco, Sabbah's neatly ordered life is overturned by Tison who is determined to control her own destiny.

Taming Natasha

Author : Nora Roberts
Publisher : Silhouette
Release : 2011-07-29
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781459213173

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Book Taming Natasha Description/Summary:

The Stanislaskis: an unforgettable family saga by #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts The first time single-father Spence Kimball set eyes on Natasha Stanislaski, he was floored by her exotic beauty. But the former ballet dancer turned toy shop owner had a fiery temperament that kept men safely at bay. Sensing a hidden wound, Spence and his little girl joined forces to find a way into her closely guarded heart. For Spence realized he'd do anything to tame Natasha's fears...and show her how to love.

An Unnatural Vice

Author : KJ Charles
Publisher : Loveswept
Release : 2017-06-06
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780399593970

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Book An Unnatural Vice Description/Summary:

In the sordid streets of Victorian London, unwanted desire flares between two bitter enemies brought together by a deadly secret. Crusading journalist Nathaniel Roy is determined to expose spiritualists who exploit the grief of bereaved and vulnerable people. First on his list is the so-called Seer of London, Justin Lazarus. Nathaniel expects him to be a cheap, heartless fraud. He doesn’t expect to meet a man with a sinful smile and the eyes of a fallen angel—or that a shameless swindler will spark his desires for the first time in years. Justin feels no remorse for the lies he spins during his séances. His gullible clients simply bore him. Hostile, disbelieving, utterly irresistible Nathaniel is a fascinating challenge. And as their battle of wills and wits heats up, Justin finds he can’t stop thinking about the man who’s determined to ruin him. But Justin and Nathaniel are linked by more than their fast-growing obsession with one another. They are both caught up in an aristocratic family’s secrets, and Justin holds information that could be lethal. As killers, fanatics, and fog close in, Nathaniel is the only man Justin can trust—and, perhaps, the only man he could love. Don’t miss any of the captivating Sins of the Cities novels: AN UNSEEN ATTRACTION | AN UNNATURAL VICE | AN UNSUITABLE HEIR And look for the enticing Society of Gentlemen series by KJ Charles: THE RUIN OF GABRIEL ASHLEIGH | A FASHIONABLE INDULGENCE | A SEDITIOUS AFFAIR | A GENTLEMAN’S POSITION Praise for An Unnatural Vice “Explosive.”—Publishers Weekly “Animosity and attraction surge in equal measures when Nathaniel Roy, investigative journalist, faces off against Justin Lazarus, the Seer of London. Their opposing vocations and radically different backgrounds create a powerful and fascinating conflict. Although this book can be read as a stand-alone, [K. J.] Charles continues to build tension and add menace by deepening the overarching mystery introduced in the first novel. The series is definitely building to a firecracker conclusion.”—RT Book Reviews “An Unnatural Vice is a tremendous follow-up to the first book in the Sins of the City trilogy. Fans of the series—and of K. J. Charles—will love the romance between Nathaniel and Justin, and the Taillefer family mystery. . . . An Unnatural Vice is exciting, entertaining, romantic—and wonderful.”—All About Romance Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

The Meme Machine

Author : Susan Blackmore
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2000-03-16
Category : Science
ISBN : 9780191574610

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Book The Meme Machine Description/Summary:

Humans are extraordinary creatures, with the unique ability among animals to imitate and so copy from one another ideas, habits, skills, behaviours, inventions, songs, and stories. These are all memes, a term first coined by Richard Dawkins in 1976 in his book The Selfish Gene. Memes, like genes, are replicators, and this enthralling book is an investigation of whether this link between genes and memes can lead to important discoveries about the nature of the inner self. Confronting the deepest questions about our inner selves, with all our emotions, memories, beliefs, and decisions, Susan Blackmore makes a compelling case for the theory that the inner self is merely an illusion created by the memes for the sake of replication.

Gold Wings Rising

Author : Alex London
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Release : 2020-09-01
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780374306915

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Book Gold Wings Rising Description/Summary:

In Gold Wings Rising, the final installment of Alex London's Skybound Saga, Kylee and Brysen must fight for their lives and their humanity. Book 1 was a Today Show Book Club Pick! The war on the ground has ended, but the war with the sky has just begun. After the Siege of the Six Villages, the ghost eagles have trapped Uztaris on both sides of the conflict. The villagers and Kartami alike hide in caves, huddled in terror as they await nightly attacks. Kylee aims to plunge her arrows into each and every ghost eagle; in her mind, killing the birds is the only way to unshackle the city’s chains. But Brysen has other plans. While the humans fly familiar circles around each other, the ghost eagles create schemes far greater and more terrible than either Kylee or Brysen could have imagined. Now, the tug-of-war between love and power begins to fray, threatening bonds of siblinghood and humanity alike.

A Glossary of Obscure Words and Phrases in the Writings of Shakspeare and His Contemporaries Traced Etymologically to the Ancient Language of the British People as Spoken Before the Irruption of the Danes and Saxons

Author : Charles Mackay
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1887
Category : English language
ISBN : PSU:000006261818

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Amberlough

Author : Lara Elena Donnelly
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2017-02-07
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781466893412

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Book Amberlough Description/Summary:

A double-agent sacrifices all his ideals in order to save his smuggler lover before a government coup takes over their decadent city in Lara Elena Donnelly’s glam spy thriller debut, now a Nebula finalist for Best Novel! “Exploring the roots of hatred, nationalism, and fascism, while at the same time celebrating the diversity, love, romance, fashion, and joy the world is capable of producing.” —Bookriot Introducing... The Smuggler: By day, Aristide Makricosta is the emcee for Amberlough City’s top nightclub. By night, he moves drugs and refugees under the noses of crooked cops. The Spy: Covert agent Cyril DePaul thinks he’s good at keeping secrets, but after a disastrous mission abroad, he makes a dangerous choice to protect himself...and hopefully Aristide too. The Dancer: Streetwise Cordelia Lehane, burlesque performer at the Bumble Bee Cabaret and Aristide’s runner, could be the key to Cyril’s plans—if she can be trusted. As the twinkling marquees lights yield to the rising flames of a fascist revolution, these three will struggle to survive using whatever means — and people — necessary. Including each other. “James Bond by way of Oscar Wilde.” —Holly Black “Sparkling with slang, full of riotous characters, and dripping with intrigue, Amberlough is a dazzling romp through a tumultuous, ravishing world.” —Robert Jackson Bennett, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award and the Edgar Award “Astonishing first novel!” —World Fantasy Award-winning author Ellen Kushner At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.