Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Books Under a Dollar - 4/6/11

Meet Alexis Stanton, a 5' 4" petite young woman with a yen for adventure. She grew up as a tomboy wishing she could have all the adventures boys could have. She has since decided that being a boy instead of a girl has its advantages, but being a woman is much better. Raised in a family with money, she was able to pick and choose her education. She had been schooled in everything from being a lady to courses with Special Forces instructors. Her desire for adventure and her boredom with her current employment and a strange 'HELP WANTED' ad causes her to quit. She finds that job she could "just die for"... and it looks like she just might! A creepy mansion house might not be everyone's idea of the perfect vacation, but to Ashlyn it's exactly the peace and solitude she's been looking for. Arriving in the middle of a thunderstorm, she imagines Dracula coming to greet her but has no such luck. As the storm passes, she heads out into the moonlit garden and discovers a mysterious man, handsome enough to rival Dracula. Tristan is as otherworldly as they come. With an old way of speaking and antiquated dress, his aura of mystery is only enhanced by the fact he claims to know Ashyln and only appears at night. Spending her days thinking about him, Ashlyn realises that she does know his face, but she can't remember where she's seen him before. One fateful evening, she's walking the grounds of the house when she comes across a statue in the garden and the mystery of Tristan is revealed when the moonlight touches it. When he explains that he was cursed centuries ago by a relative of hers because he didn't love her and that it was Ashlyn's touch years ago that made him able to walk under moonlight, Ashlyn decides to do everything in her power to free him, even if that means falling in love again.
The World is at risk; not the ordinary risk seen every night on prime time news, but a horrific one that portends the possibility of total annihilation. Mysterious but silent objects have been found buried deep in the murky depths of the ocean. However, something has suddenly happened. These objects wake up and start sending messages to outer space. Mike, pulled back into a clandestine world that he thought he had left behind to help decipher these messages, is attacked by gangs of ordinary looking Americans and must fight for his very life. Who are these attackers? Why have they targeted Mike and his colleagues in the secret agency? On top of these interwoven threats, Mike learns that a revered friend has died. With the death of this friend, is mankind's last hope for understanding the signals lost forever in the silt and muck of the ocean bottom?
Professor Simon Cross has spent his life searching for evidence of vampires and avoiding emotional entanglements. When a mysterious accident transports Simon and his new assistant, Elizabeth West, back in time, Simon finally finds both the proof that he's been looking for, and the romance that he hasn't. In 1920s Manhattan, there are more than mobsters vying for power in the city's speakeasies. Will Simon and Elizabeth's developing relationship survive the vampires' teeth? Will they survive to make it back? Or will they be forever out of time?

Spunky, down-on-her-luck Laurel Mayfield didn't believe in vampires. She didn't believe in the supernatural. Not until she met the enigmatic and darkly alluring Sebastian Thorn, a man shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Discovering he was a Prince turned out to be only the beginning of a harrowing journey that took them back to the Tudor Court during the reign of King Henry the Eighth. Caught up in the conspiracy of Whitehall, Laurel's love and devotion were put to the ultimate test. Would she return to the future to find her Dark Prince waiting? Or had the executioner's blade taken more from her than just Sebastian's head? Find out in Bound by Blood, a new time travel, paranormal romance by authors Kimberly Hoyt and Danielle Bourdon.

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