Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Author: Mark Adams
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101535407
Release Date: 2011-06-30
Genre: Travel

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu? In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and “discovered” Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer’s perilous path in search of the truth—except he’d written about adventure far more than he’d actually lived it. In fact, he’d never even slept in a tent. Turn Right at Machu Picchu is Adams’ fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world’s most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what was Machu Picchu?

The New Valley

Author: Josh Weil
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802199898
Release Date: 2010-05-11
Genre: Fiction

From the author of The Great Glass Sea, three linked novellas set between the Virginias about men confronting love, loss, and personal demons. Set in the hardscrabble hill country between the Virginias, The New Valley contains characters striving to forge new lives in the absence of those they have loved. Told in three varied and distinct voices—a soft-spoken middle-aged beef farmer struggling to hold himself together after his dad’s death; a health-obsessed single father desperate to control his reckless, overweight daughter; and a developmentally delayed man who falls in love with a married woman intent on using him in a scheme that will wound them both—each story explores survival, isolation, and the deep, consuming ache for human connection. As the men battle against grief and solitude, their heartache leads them all to commit acts that will bring both ruin and salvation, in these tales “full of tenderness and looming menace” (The New York Times Book Review). “Stark and haunting . . . Delivers great beauty” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “[Weil’s] language is exquisite, his sentences glorious. . . . Refreshing and engaging.” —Ploughshares

Claim Me Cowboy

Author: Maisey Yates
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781488091919
Release Date: 2018-04-01
Genre: Fiction

Wanted: fake fiancée for a wealthy rancher Benefits: all your dreams come true #1 Rule: don’t fall in love The woman on his doorstep is brash, independent and holding a baby! His father won’t approve, which makes her perfect for Joshua Grayson’s scheme. He’ll pretend he’s marrying unsuitable Danielle Kelly to keep his father from meddling. He won’t be tempted to touch her, to claim her…or to fall in love. New York Times bestselling author

Kaleen Rae

Author: David Brian
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1490555595
Release Date: 2013-06-27
Genre: Fiction

Jonathon is in love, he has met the girl of his dreams, but she only has eyes for another. Just maybe, the mysterious Kaleen Rae can use her charms to resolve his problems, but at what price? Welcome to a world that is both weird and horrific. A place occupied by vampires, witches, werewolves and ghosts. Welcome to the world of Kaleen Rae. More superb short stories from the mind of David Brian, who once again applies some highly original twists to macabre themes.

The Cthulhu Child

Author: David Brian
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1497432995
Release Date: 2014-03-23
Genre: Fiction

There are many different aspects to the world of horror, and all of them have their own particular place when it comes to providing scares for the reader. We all love monsters, regardless of whether they be vampires, werewolves, or tentacled monstrosities. Equally, literature is full of tales about masked 'slashers', those who hide in the shadows, and who are on an unstoppable quest to hunt us down. Sometimes though, we are confronted by events in the real world which can be as harrowing as any presented by creatures who stalk the night. Whilst not directly corresponding to the situations mentioned above, The Cthulhu Child provides a selection of disturbing tales, each dealing with a separate element of the horror genre, and culminating in Every Single Night, a flash fiction homage to the Godfather of British horror - James Herbert R.I.P. Another selection of dark tales from the mind of David Brian.

Donn s Hill

Author: Caryn Larrinaga
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692836500
Release Date: 2017-02-14
Genre:

"Grief can change us . . . rewire our brains and shift the way we look at the world . . ."

Dark Albion

Author: David Brian
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1483924319
Release Date: 2013-03-28
Genre: Fiction

Revised edition: March, 2013. Seeping out from the mist shrouded British Isles, comes a collection of stunningly original tales of horror and fantasy from David Brian, which Occult author - Philip Cooper, describes as 'great stuff, and a chilling candlelight read!' Juliet is trapped in a loveless and abusive marriage. Her husband is a violent bully, intent on making her life into a living hell... Presumably he has never heard the old adage about 'a woman scorned'. Vlad has hunted his prey across the major cities of the world for many years. arriving amid the bright lights of London, he is excited at the prospect of this new hunting ground... Sometimes though, things don't go quite as planned. A wonderfully twisted collection of horror short stories, featuring weird and disturbing tales, which make up the strange world of Dark Albion.

Carmilla

Author: David Brian
Publisher:
ISBN: 1492836494
Release Date: 2013-10-14
Genre:

The year is 1860, and an old soldier's quest for justice leads him to the sylvan fastness of a European forest, wherein a great evil lurks. However, General Spielsdorf does not travel alone. Moreover, his band of companions carry a secret of their own, and it is one which will likely spell disaster for any who fall prey to their urges.The General is about to discover that when werewolves and vampires clash; there can be no winners.Carmilla: A Dark Fugue - is a stand-alone story which unfolds parallel to the events in Carmilla: The Wolves of Styria.

Greylock

Author: Paula Cappa
Publisher: Crispin Books
ISBN: 1883953839
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre: Fiction

"Greylock is a thrilling musical tragedy steeped in lore, mythology, and the madness of composition. This book will have you swooning in the aisles." -Richard Thomas, author of Disintegration. "An imaginative, sophisticated read." -Michael Schmicker, author of The Witch of Napoli. "A smart, entertaining supernatural thriller. Think Stephen King meets Raymond Chandler with a score by Tchaikovsky. Briskly paced and yet lovingly detailed . . . a genuine pleasure to read." -David Corbett, author of The Mercy of the Night. Pianist Alexei Georg harbors a dark secret. He discovers an anonymous old sonata in a 19th-century Russian sea chest. But when Alexei performs this music in concert, a creature of darkness appears. The menacing presence haunts Alexei relentlessly, following him from the cloistered circles of Boston's music scene to a whale-song expedition in White Sea of northern Russia. Trapped in an unhappy marriage, Alexei has pursued a steamy affair with the gorgeous Lia Marrs. When his wife is found murdered, Alexei flees Boston to take refuge at an isolated music center on Mt. Greylock in western Massachusetts, determined to compose a new symphony based on the song of the beluga whales. But Alexei cannot flee the unstoppable sonata that he has released into this world. Alone on Greylock, he must find a way to face the dark force within his music or become prisoner to its power. Seductive, haunting, devilish, Greylock is a supernatural mystery by the author of the award-winning The Dazzling Darkness. Author Paula Cappa is the author of two critically acclaimed earlier novels, The Dazzling Darkness and Night Sea Journey. She lives in Pound Ridge, New York.

Enemies

Author: Tim Weiner
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780812979237
Release Date: 2013-02-26
Genre: History

Presents the history of the FBI's secret intelligence operations, detailing how the bureau has been used to conduct political warfare, and how it became the most powerful intelligence service in the United States.

Into the Silence

Author: Wade Davis
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307700568
Release Date: 2011-10-18
Genre: History

The definitive story of the British adventurers who survived the trenches of World War I and went on to risk their lives climbing Mount Everest. On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp perched at 23,000 feet on an ice ledge just below the lip of Everest’s North Col. George Mallory, thirty-seven, was Britain’s finest climber. Sandy Irvine was a twenty-two-year-old Oxford scholar with little previous mountaineering experience. Neither of them returned. Drawing on more than a decade of prodigious research, bestselling author and explorer Wade Davis vividly re-creates the heroic efforts of Mallory and his fellow climbers, setting their significant achievements in sweeping historical context: from Britain’s nineteen-century imperial ambitions to the war that shaped Mallory’s generation. Theirs was a country broken, and the Everest expeditions emerged as a powerful symbol of national redemption and hope. In Davis’s rich exploration, he creates a timeless portrait of these remarkable men and their extraordinary times.

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON Travel Sketches Memoirs Island Literature

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 9788027201457
Release Date: 2017-08-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This unique collection of Robert Louis Stevenson's memoirs, travel sketches and island literature has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. Table of Contents: An Inland Voyage (1878) Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879) Edinburgh - Picturesque Notes (1879) The Old and New Pacific Capitals (1882) The Amateur Emigrant (1895) Across the Plains (1892) The Silverado Squatters (1883) A Mountain Town in France (1896) The Island Literature: A Footnote to History, Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa (1892) In the South Seas (1896)

Robert Louis Stevenson Memoirs Travel Sketches Island Studies

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 9788027200177
Release Date: 2017-08-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This carefully crafted ebook of "Robert Louis Stevenson: Memoirs, Travel Sketches & Island Studies" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. Table of Contents: An Inland Voyage (1878) Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879) Edinburgh - Picturesque Notes (1879) The Old and New Pacific Capitals (1882) The Amateur Emigrant (1895) Across the Plains (1892) The Silverado Squatters (1883) A Mountain Town in France (1896) The Island Literature: A Footnote to History, Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa (1892) In the South Seas (1896)