Any news, mother?" asked Edna one Friday afternoon when she came home from school. "There's a letter from grandma," replied Mrs. Conway after kissing the lips held up to hers. "There isn't any real news in it, but there is an invitation." "What kind of an invitation?" "A Thanksgiving kind." "Oh, mother, what do you mean?" "I mean that grandma wants us all to spend an old-fashioned Thanksgiving with her; the kind she used to have when she was young. She says she and grandpa are both getting old and they may not be able to have the whole family there together again." "And are we going?" "Yes, I think so." "The whole family?" "I think perhaps you and I will go on a day or two ahead and let the others follow. Celia and the boys can come with your father, who probably could not get off till Wednesday afternoon. Grandma asks that I bring my baby with me." "And that means me," returned Edna, hugging herself. "How long shall we stay, mother?" "That depends upon several things which will have to be learned later, so I can't tell just yet." Edna danced off to hunt up her brothers that she might tell them the news. She found them in their little workshop over the stable. Charlie was making a new box to put in his pigeon house and Frank was watching him. They had not seen their little sister since Monday for she and her sister Celia went to school in the city, remaining until the Friday afternoon of each week.
Five hundred years from now, ex-corporate mercenary Koko Martstellar is swaggering through an easy early retirement as a brothel owner on The Sixty Islands, a manufactured tropical resort archipelago known for its sex and simulated violence. Surrounded by slang-drooling boywhores and synthetic komodo dragons, Koko finds the most challenging part of her day might be deciding on her next drink. That is, until her old comrade Portia Delacompte sends a squad of security personnel to murder her. Now Koko is on the run in the sky-barges of the Second Free Zonedodging ruthless eye-eating bounty agents dispatched by Delacompte and falling in with Flynn, a depressed local cop readying his nerves for a sanctioned mass suicide known as Embrace. Can Koko and Flynn outfox her hunters until she can confront Delacompte?
HOLIDAY BITES A Vampire Paranormal Romance Collection By NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Michele Bardsley CHRISTMAS FOR EVE It's Christmas Eve, and Eve is ready to give her boyfriend her heart along with her presents. And Steven has a surprise for her, too... you see, he's not exactly mortal. Or alive. CANDY FOR VALENTINE After a painful divorce, Val doesn't believe in love or happily-ever-after. And she sure as hell doesn't believe in vampires. Michael gave up trying to find a woman who can handle his true identity and his particular appetites. But then he finds Valentine gift-wrapped in his hotel room... TREATS FOR TRIXIE At the Halloween weekend party hosted by famous author Steven Jones, Marcus spies the lovely Trixie and decides to seduce her. However, Trixie is not easily swayed by charm or good looks or even paranormal glamour. Will falling for a vampire be a treat ... or a trick?
Men may have their little black book--but now women have one just for them, in feminine pink, fashionably designed, and with a lovely textured cover embossed with red foil. What better way for busy girls to keep track of their marvelous social lives...along with those blind dates gone bad? Inside, gals will find witty quotes and words of wisdom divided into five tabbed dating sections: "Romantic," "Fun," "Sexy," "Soulful," and of course, "Nightmare." Jot down comments on each guy in the appropriate place, with contact information; ratings for his conversation, dancing, sense of humor, and physical attraction; notes on his strengths or weaknesses, and whether there's a potential future. Best-selling dating expert Jennifer Worick, co-author of "The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating & Sex," provides an entertaining introduction.
J.M. Barrie (1860-1937) was the Scottish novelist and playwright best known for the creation of Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up in Neverland. Peter Pan is one of the most popular children's characters ever and remains a favorite across the world.
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