Description : A fully-authorized novel of the popular television show Sons of Anarchy from creator Kurt Sutter This is the first ever Sons of Anarchy novel that ties directly into the smash hit FX television show (now heading into its sixth season) about everybody's favorite American outlaw motorcycle gang. The story follows the Teller-Morrow family of Charming, California, and the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original (SAMCRO), which protects Charming from rival clubs and gangs that threaten the town. Series creator Kurt Sutter tells the continuing story of Jax Teller, the current president of the club, as he navigates the fraught world of alliances and betrayals within SAMCRO and within the town of Charming itself. Shocking secrets and devastating twists that tie in to the show will be revealed in this officially authorized companion novel.
Description : The official, fully illustrated, behind-the-scenes companion to the first two seasons of the hit Starz television series based on Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander novels. It was only a matter of time before Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander saga made the leap from book to hit TV series, and the millions of readers captivated by the epic romance of Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser have eagerly followed. Now the must-watch drama has inspired this must-have guide, which reveals that it takes a village (or perhaps a Scottish isle) to bring the breathtaking world of Outlander to life in front of our eyes. Spanning the first two seasons of the Starz network sensation, The Making of Outlander leads readers behind the scenes and straight into the action as cast members, writers, producers, musicians, costume designers, set decorators, technicians, and more share the many adventures and challenges they face to make this sweeping saga come alive on the screen. In exclusive interviews, the show’s stars, including Caitriona Balfe (Claire), Sam Heughan (Jamie), and Tobias Menzies (Frank Randall/Black Jack Randall), discuss the daunting task of embodying some of fiction’s most beloved characters—and satisfying the high expectations of devoted Outlander readers. Executive producer and showrunner Ronald D. Moore looks at the inner workings of the writers’ room, shares his crew’s travels to the authentic overseas locations, and chronicles the brainstorming, building, breakneck pacing, and boundless energy that make everything from the show’s architecture to its outfits period-perfect. In addition, the book examines all the Outlander episodes through exclusive interviews with their writers and directors, providing fascinating facts into the making of each hour. Best of all, The Making of Outlander offers a veritable feast of lavish photographs—including an array of images spotlighting the stars in all their characters’ grandeur and up-close personal portraits. Featuring an introduction by Diana Gabaldon herself, this magnificent insider’s look at the world of the Outlander TV series is the companion all fans will want by their side.
Description : TWO TATTERED SOULS After countless detours, Wrath and Trinity’s wedding is only ten days away. Together they’ve battled their demons and are ready to declare their commitment to each other in front of their entire Lost Kings MC family. ONE BITTER ENEMY No one is prepared for the threat that crawls out of the shadows and issues an evil ultimatum. One that places Trinity’s future in danger and jeopardizes the entire club. Trinity’s more than ready to put her life on the line to save the club. For her it’s not a question. AN IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE Wrath’s role as protector of the club forces him to choose between the safety of his angel or the future of the Lost Kings MC and all they’ve built together. But Trinity won’t relent. A queen always fights for her king. She’ll risk everything to hold on to the love she shares with Wrath. FAITH IS STRONGER THAN FEAR When evil takes her for a ride, will Trinity’s faith in Wrath and her faith in the Lost Kings MC be stronger than her fear? White Knuckles is the seventh full-length novel in Autumn Jones Lake’s popular Lost Kings MC series. It is suggested readers have at least read books four through six in the series before reading White Knuckles. TOPICS: Weddings, Bride, Groom, Bridesmaids, outdoor wedding, angst, vows, faith is stronger than fear, adventure, property patch, engagement, engagement party, dress-shopping, best friend's little sister, older brother's best friend, marriage, trip, honeymoon, angst, anti-hero, anti-hero romance, alpha hero, alpha male hero, alpha bad boy, biker, bad boy biker, dominant alpha male, dominant alpha male hero, protection, male, crime, criminal, criminal underground, outlaw, criminals and outlaws, crime fiction, hidden, opposites attract, lawyer, fire, prospect, professional, criminal element, outlaw motorcycle gang, outlaw motorcycle club, motorcycle club, motorcycle club romance, MC Romance, Lost Kings MC, May wedding, romantic suspense, long road, second chance, upstate New York, Capital Region New York, strong heroine, rogue, player, motorcycle man, outlaw bikers, brotherhood, loyalty, possessive male, possessive hero, sons of anarchy, MC biker romance, biker series, steamy romance, sexy, dark romance, motorcycle action adventure, ruthless, enforcer, contemporary romance, romance, Motorcycle Club, ride, road, obsession, obsessed, wild man, autumn jones lake, wild, danger, rival, rival gang, swoonworthy, addicting, series, family saga, kristen ashley, romantic mc, loving alpha heroes, faithful, mc president, zero to sixty, gritty, dangerously sexy, dirty talk, vengeance road, mountain man, rider, addictive series, binge read, steel, asphalt, iron, arson, rebellion, rebel, Wrath, Dex, King, Hope, Rock, Trinity, Murphy, Teller, Heidi, Lexi, savage, redemption, motorcycle club compound, bad boy obsession, bad boy romance, no cheating, honorable, dominance and submission, strong female character, possessive alpha male, criminal elements, strip club, marijuana grow op, passion, no cliffhanger, series, feisty, desire, flirting, tattooed outlaw, tattoo, ink, tattoos, inked hero, inked, dirty but romantic, alpha male president, steamy scenes, older couple, older hero, adult romance, joy ride, cut, leather, patched, colors, patched, club colors, old lady, ol' lady, club brother, blood brothers, crime romance, smoldering, scorching, dirty, crude, raw, honor, faith, loyal, sergeant at arms, highway, park, emotional journey, rollercoaster, crossroads, mature, continuing romance, continuing story, continuing characters, character journey
Description : “[A] fantasy masterwork . . . a dirty, blood-soaked gem of a novel [that reads] like Mad Max set in Tolkien’s Middle-earth.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Jackal and his fellow half-orcs patrol the barren wastes of the Lot Lands, spilling their own damned blood to keep civilized folk safe. A rabble of hard-talking, hog-riding, whore-mongering brawlers they may be, but the Grey Bastards are Jackal’s sworn brothers, fighting at his side in a land where there’s no room for softness. And once Jackal’s in charge—as soon as he can unseat the Bastards’ tyrannical, seemingly unkillable founder—there’s a few things they’ll do different. Better. Or at least, that’s the plan. Until the fallout from a deadly showdown makes Jackal start investigating the Lot Lands for himself. Soon, he’s wondering if his feelings have blinded him to ugly truths about this world, and the Bastards’ place in it. In a quest for answers that takes him from decaying dungeons to the frontlines of an ancient feud, Jackal finds himself battling invading orcs, rampaging centaurs, and grubby human conspiracies alike—along with a host of dark magics so terrifying they’d give even the heartiest Bastard pause. Finally, Jackal must ride to confront a threat that’s lain in wait for generations, even as he wonders whether the Bastards can—or should--survive. Delivered with a generous wink to Sons of Anarchy, featuring sneaky-smart worldbuilding and gobs of fearsomely foul-mouthed charm, The Grey Bastards is a grimy, pulpy, masterpiece—and a raunchy, swaggering, cunningly clever adventure that’s like nothing you’ve read before. Praise for The Grey Bastards “Saddle up the war boar and set off on a wild, gory thrill-ride that ends in an awesome climax and begs for a sequel.”—Daily Mail (UK) “Non-stop action, though not for faint hearts . . . the Grey Bastards live up to their name in all respects.”—The Wall Street Journal
Description : House of Cards depicts our worst fears about politics today. Love him or loathe him, Frank Underwood has charted an inimitable course through Washington politics. He and his cohorts depict the darkest dealings within the gleaming halls of our most revered political institutions. These 24 original essays examine key philosophical issues behind the critically-acclaimed series--questions of truth, justice, equality, opportunity, and privilege. The amoral machinations of Underwood, the ultimate anti-hero, serve as an ideal backdrop for a discussion of the political theories of philosophers as diverse as Plato, Aristotle, Nietzsche, Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Marx. From political and corporate ethics, race relations, and ruthless paragmatism to mass media collusion and sexual politics, these essays tackle a range of issues important not only to the series but to our understanding of society today.
Description : Veronica Mars is a kick-ass private investigator, smart and street-wise. But what can her character tell us about larger life issues, such as knowledge and skepticism, trust and friendship, revenge, race, gender, and feminism? What makes her tick? And why is Logan such a sarcastic bad boy, anyway? Veronica Mars and Philosophy features a thought-provoking collection of essays centered on philosophical issues brought forth in Veronica Mars, the critically acclaimed neo-noir detective series set in the fictional town of Neptune, California. Fans and newcomers alike will gain unique insights into the philosophical make-up of a hit show that tackled both crime and some of the larger mysteries of life. Introduces significant philosophical concepts that arise in the cult TV show, Veronica Mars Tackles topics relevant to contemporary youth culture, including trust and friendship, revenge, knowledge and skepticism, race, class, gender, and feminism Offers insights into darker themes explored in the series, which is noted for the complexity and intricate plotting of its storylines Delves deeply into the psychology of Veronica Mars during her transition from high school to college Written for fans of the television show, philosophy students or readers interested in popular culture Timed for release with the highly anticipated Veronica Mars feature film
Description : “If Sons of Anarchy impregnated The Crossfire Series, their baby would be Slow Burn.” -Nothing But Sexy Books Blog Forced to represent an outlaw biker, a married attorney must come to terms with her feelings for her client while avoiding the danger he brings into her sedate life. President of the Lost Kings MC, Rochlan "Rock" North, hasn't managed to find a woman capable of making him want to curb his wild ways—until he meets sweet, innocent, married lawyer Hope Kendall. Forced to represent the outlaw biker, Hope is rattled by her immediate attraction to Rock. Hope is a good girl in a good marriage. Rock thrills her, but she's not going to throw away everything she's built on a fling with her criminal client. Rock respects Hope enough to leave her alone, even as he realizes he's become a little obsessed with her. When their connection endangers her life, he'll have to destroy her in order to save her. After tragedy strikes, Rock is determined to earn Hope's forgiveness and convince her that even with their staggering differences, they're meant to be together. Slow Burn is the first book in the popular Lost Kings MC series. It features a loving, faithful, dirty-talking alpha hero and a happy for now ending, not a cliffhanger. Topics: anti-hero, anti-hero romance, alpha hero, alpha male hero, alpha bad boy, biker, bad boy biker, dominant alpha male, dominant alpha male hero, protection, male, crime, criminal, criminal underground, outlaw, criminals and outlaws, crime fiction, hidden, forbidden romance, opposites attract, lawyer, professional, criminal element, outlaw motorcycle gang, outlaw motorcycle club, motorcycle club, motorcycle club romance, MC Romance, Lost Kings MC, series starter, first in series, autumn, slow burn romance, widow romance, second chance, upstate New York, Capital Region New York, rural, snarky, sassy, sassy heroine, rogue, player, motorcycle man, outlaw bikers, brotherhood, loyalty, possessive male, possessive hero, sons of anarchy, sylvia day, joanna wylde, celibate, manwhore, MC biker romance, biker series, steamy romance, sexy, dark romance, motorcycle action adventure, contemporary romance, romance, Motorcycle Club, ride, road, obsession, obsessed, wild man, autumn jones lake, wild, danger, rival, rival gang, swoonworthy, addicting, series, family saga, kristen ashley, romantic mc, loving alpha heroes, faithful, mc president, zero to sixty, gritty, dangerously sexy, dirty talk, vengeance road, mountain man, rider, addictive series, binge read, fall in love, steel, asphalt, iron, rebellion, rebel, Wrath, Dex, King, Hope, Rock, Trinity, Murphy, Teller, Heidi, Lexi, savage, redemption, motorcycle club compound, bad boy obsession, bad boy romance, no cheating, honorable, grief, loss, strong female character, possessive alpha male, criminal elements, strip club, marijuana grow op, passion, bullet, Whiskey, spitfire, no cliffhanger, happy for now ending, HFN, series, feisty, desire, flirting, tattooed outlaw, tattoo, ink, tattoos, inked hero, inked, dirty but romantic, road to hell, biker gangs, conquering, alpha male president, steamy scenes, innocent heroine, older couple, older hero, adult romance, joy ride, cut, kutte, leather, patched, colors, patched, club colors, old lady, ol' lady, Boucher, drug trade, club brother, blood brothers, crime romance, smoldering, ruthless, scorching, dirty, crude, raw, honor, faith, loyal, sergeant at arms, highway, park, emotional journey, rollercoaster, crossroads, mature, chaos, rescue
Description : Award-winning beloved actress and talented singer/songwriter Katey Sagal crafts an evocative and gripping memoir told in essays—perfect for fans of Patti Smith’s M Train and Mary-Louise Parker’s Dear Mr. You. In Grace Notes, Katey Sagal chronicles the rollercoaster ride of her life in this series of gorgeously wrought vignettes, resulting in a memoir unlike any other Hollywood memoir you’ve read before. She takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s battle with sobriety; the still birth of her first daughter, Ruby; the challenges of maintaining a marriage with her second husband as he struggled with his own addiction; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age fifty-two with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. Intimate, candid, and offering an inside look at the entertainment industry, Grace Notes offers unprecedented access to the previously unknown life of a woman whom audiences have loved for over thirty years.
Description : This volume examines the period from Rome's earliest involvement inthe eastern Mediterranean to the establishment of Romangeopolitical dominance over all the Greek states from the AdriaticSea to Syria by the 180s BC. Applies modern political theory to ancient Mediterraneanhistory, taking a Realist approach to its analysis of Romaninvolvement in the Greek Mediterranean Focuses on the harsh nature of interactions among states underconditions of anarchy while examining the conduct of both Rome andGreek states during the period, and focuses on what the concepts ofmodern political science can tell us about ancient internationalrelations Includes detailed discussion of the crisis that convulsed theGreek world in the last decade of the third century BC Provides a balanced portrait of Roman militarism andimperialism in the Hellenistic world
Description : Laiel Brockade is a broodling of Hell, one of the children of the Devil, and a master of black magic. Hearing rumors of the discovery of the scroll of Abaddon, the Destroying Angel, a magical artifact whose purpose is to summon said bringer of the biblical Apocalypse to the earth, Laiel sets out to gain possession of it. He is soon joined by allies such as a gang of ruthless biker outlaws and a vampire, and with enemies arrayed against him at every turn such as witches, cultists, warlocks, and monsters of every stripe, as well as his own siblings, among them the Antichrist, himself. Determined to gain control of the scroll, and increasingly desperate, the various forces involved use every power of magic at their disposal to defeat and destroy one another. Treachery, deception, and murder abound as every villain and monster (un)imaginable arise from behind every shadow and out from under every bed to fight for dominance. As the body count rises, and the destruction mounts to epic proportions, the question becomes: How many battles can be fought, how many must die, and how much of the earth must lie in ruins before we acknowledge that a magical war has begun?