You re Not Dead

Author: Geoff Ward
Publisher: Imagination and the Human Spirit
ISBN: 9781942146285
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Geoff Ward's glitteringly funny and scary novel sends his hero Miles on a wild pursuit, through this world and the next, of one of only three known copies of the rarest book in existence. Like the object of his obsessive quest, You're Not Dead is both supreme fiction and grail, a one-off exemplar of a lost original. - John Ashbery, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. You're Not Dead is a darkly comic fantasy, with elements of romance. The hero Miles Proctor is a young college lecturer, on the trail of the last remaining copy of a notorious Victorian book. Transmutations: The Book of Magic is an occult treatise, which claims to be not merely about Magic, but about how to perform spells and become adept at enchantment. A series of hilarious accidents takes Miles to New York, California and Death Valley before he finally locates it. By this time he has begun a romance with Becky Morrell, bookseller and co-traveller. On reading the book Miles finds that it has the property of appearing to change its words, each time it is read. He develops his own occult skills, including the ability to alter events, and to travel to the destinations pictured in photographs by focussing on the photograph. However a presence from beyond, a murderous (if comic) Glaswegian gangster trapped in limbo, begins to invade his consciousness in search of the book as a means to escaping his own twilight zone. Miles' adventures lead him back into the past and the mysteries of his father's double life. Miles has joined a coven of magicians in London who discover that he is working more for himself than for the benefit of their capers, which include the quest for an ancient amulet with the power to buy time, but even as they attempt revenge the group comes explosively apart. Weighing in on Miles' side are a number of supernatural presences, including the ghost of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson, but the story still has many surprises in store. Things are not always what they seem, in the worlds of either white or black magic - especially when Miles' magic manual starts to work in unexpected ways. You're Not Dead is the first of the Midnight Books, in which magic, dreams, romance and crime are the ingredients in the fictional spell.

Old Men at Midnight

Author: Chaim Potok
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307489000
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From the celebrated author of The Chosen and My Name Is Asher Lev, a trilogy of related novellas about a woman whose life touches three very different men—stories that encompass some of the profoundest themes of the twentieth century. Ilana Davita Dinn is the listener to whom three men relate their lives. As a young girl, she offers English lessons to a teenage survivor of the camps. In “The Ark Builder,” he shares with her the story of his friendship with a proud old builder of synagogue arks, and what happened when the German army invaded their Polish town. As a graduate student, she finds herself escorting a guest lecturer from the Soviet Union, and in “The War Doctor,” her sympathy moves him to put his painful past to paper recounting his experiences as a Soviet NKVD agent who was saved by an idealistic doctor during the Russian civil war, only to encounter him again during the terrifying period of the Kremlin doctors’ plot. And, finally, we meet her in “The Trope Teacher,” in which a distinguished professor of military history, trying to write his memoirs, is distracted by his wife’s illness and by the arrival next door of a new neighbor, the famous writer I. D. (Ilana Davita) Chandal. Poignant and profound, Chaim Potok’s newest fiction is a major addition to his remarkable—and remarkably loved—body of work. From the Hardcover edition.

The Midnight Guardian

Author: Sarah Jane Stratford
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429985496
Format: PDF
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It's 1938, and the tentacles of Hitler's terrifying Third Reich have commenced their stranglehold on Europe. The Nazi empire will soon be clean of all bloodlines deemed tainted or undesirable...including vampires. London's ancient tribunal of vampires is aghast at the destruction taking place on the Continent. Though vampires try not to interfere with human politics, Hitler's terrible plans force them into action. They resolve to send five of their most formidable vampires to Berlin— millennials that have lived over 1000 years and whose age and wisdom make them close to invulnerable— to infiltrate, disrupt, and destroy the growing Nazi war machine. The brilliant and beautiful millennial Brigit is loath to go, but her powers are needed if the mission is to have any chance of success. She must summon all her strength to endure the separation from her lover Eamon, whom she made almost eight centuries ago, but whose lack of millennial status makes him an unacceptable choice for this operation. Though he longs to join her, his duty to Brigit is best served from afar, by nurturing their deep psychic connection and reinforcing her spirit with his fierce devotion and memories of his tender embrace. But as the millennials attempt to penetrate and sabotage Hitler's armies, they discover that the Nazis are more capable than any human force they've yet encountered and more monstrous than they'd ever imagined. Forced to take bolder, more dangerous steps, they soon attract the attention of specially trained vampire hunters loyal to Hitler and his vision of a vampire-free Europe. Exposed, deep inside enemy territory, with vicious Nazi officers and hunters at her heels, Brigit must attempt a daring escape from the Continent, guarding precious cargo that marks the only hope of salvaging their mission.

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

Author: Matthew Sullivan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501116843
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When Joey Molina kills himself in the Bright Ideas bookstore's upper room, clerk Lydia's life comes unglued. As she untangles the mystery of Joey's suicide, she unearths a long buried memory from her own violent childhood.

Good Morning Midnight

Author: Lily Brooks-Dalton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1474600611
Format: PDF, Mobi
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'Fans of Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven and Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora will appreciate the Brooks-Dalton's exquisite exploration of relationships.' Washington Post Augustine, a brilliant, ageing scientist, is consumed by the stars. He has spent his entire life searching for the origins of time itself. He has now been left alone on a remote research base in the Arctic circle, all communication with the outside world broken down. But then he discovers a mysterious child, Iris, who must have hidden herself away when the last of his colleagues departed. Sully is a divorced mother. She is also an astronaut, currently aboard The Aether on a return flight from Jupiter. This is the culmination of her career, the very reason for all the sacrifices she has made - the daughter she left behind, the marriage she couldn't save. But then something goes wrong with the ship's communication system. Marooned in the vast silence of space and the achingly beautiful sweep of the Arctic, both Augustine and Sully must find a way to make peace with the choices they have made and find a path to redemption.

Lady Midnight

Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442468351
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"Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs and her parabatai Julian Blackthorn race to stop a demonic plot that threatens Los Angeles"--

Meet Me At Midnight Lovers in Paradise Series Book 2

Author: Gael Morrison
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
ISBN: 1614174024
Format: PDF
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Nate Robbins needs the twenty million dollars his eccentric uncle left him to fuel the business he began in honor of his deceased wife and unborn child. But there's a catch. To get the twenty million, Nate must re-marry before his thirtieth birthday, only three weeks away. Samantha Feldon married for love. But after the birth of her son, her husband deserted her and the child. Now, Sam is determined not to marry again unless she's sure the love she finds is true. So when her boss, Nate Robbins, offers her the job of "wife", Sam refuses, but agrees to help him find someone suitable. Accompanying Nate on a Caribbean Cruise, Sam finds him the perfect woman, realizing too late she loves Nate herself. REVIEW: "...love, passion and family all mixed into one delightful romance cocktail. ~EC Sheedy, author of Man for the Morning LOVERS IN PARADISE, in order A Woman's Heart Meet Me at Midnight Magic of the Drums Athenian Wish OTHER TITLES by Gael Morrison Lovers Never Lie Take Me, I'm Yours A Little Loving

Midnight Cravings

Author: Joelle Sterling
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451655886
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The first book in a new trilogy is a supernatural fest with witches, vampires, and zombies in an urban setting. Holland Manning has discarded the nerdy girl image for a bold and edgy look. This is the year that she’s finally going to fit in with the popular kids and snag her long-time crush, football star Jarrett Sloan. Holland’s mom claims to be a witch, but her spells often go awry and sometimes even backfire. When Holland asks her mother to cast a spell for her, strange things begin to occur, and Holland suspects that her mother may have mistakenly opened a portal that has unleashed menacing, dark forces. Desperate to find a better life in America, seventeen-year-old Jonas embarks on a perilous voyage from Haiti to Miami—a voyage manned by a sadistic captain and fraught with superstitious hysteria and voodoo spells. When Jonas wakes up in Frombleton, GA, he realizes that he’s been changed. No longer a normal teenager, he’s become something unspeakably sinister— something undead! Discovering her own powers of sorcery that have been laying dormant, Holland joins forces with Jonas and soon finds herself falling for him, despite the dark secret he keeps. Though woefully outnumbered, Holland and Jonas take on the dangerous mission of vanquishing the nest of vampires that are picking off the residents of Frombleton, one by one. In this life or death clash between witches, vampires, and zombies, Midnight Cravings is a bone-chillingly scary tale of teenage angst and forbidden love.