quinta-feira, 29 de agosto de 2013

Novidades (13)

Já há algum tempo que não faço um post com novidades, por isso aqui ficam algumas que me deixaram curiosa...

J. R. Ward 
Quinta Essência
467 pp. · €17,90
Sete pecados mortais… sete almas para salvar. Esta é a quarta.
Redenção não é uma palavra que Jim Heron conheça muito bem. A sua especialidade é a vingança e, para ele, o pecado é relativo. Mas tudo muda quando se torna um anjo caído e é incumbido da tarefa de salvar sete pessoas dos sete pecados mortais... e o fracasso não é permitido. Mels Carmichael, jornalista do Caldwell Courier Journal, apanha o maior choque da sua vida quando um homem se atravessa à frente do seu carro junto ao cemitério local. Depois do acidente, a amnésia dele é o tipo de mistério que ela gosta de solucionar, mas em breve descobre que o passado é demasiado misterioso... e que está a apaixonar-se pelo estranho. Enquanto as sombras oscilam entre a realidade e o outro mundo, e a memória do seu amante começa a voltar, os dois aprendem que nada está realmente morto e enterrado. Em especial quando se está preso numa guerra entre anjos e demónios. Com a alma em jogo, e o coração de Mels em risco, o que irá ser preciso para salvar ambos?

Blood & Beauty: The Borgias 
Sarah Dunant
Random House
528 págs.
Is there a family in history more dazzling, dangerous and notorious than the Borgias?

A powerhouse of the Italian Renaissance, their very name epitomizes the ruthless politics and sexual corruption of the Papacy.

The father, Pope Alexander VI, a consummate politician and a man with a voracious appetite both as Cardinal and Pope.

The younger Juan, womanizer and thug, and their lovely sister, Lucretia, whose very name has become a byword for poison, incest and intrigue.

But how much of the history about this remarkable family is actually true, and how much distorted, filtered through the age old mechanisms of political spin, propaganda and gossip?

What if the truth, the real history, is even more challenging?

"Blood & Beauty: The Borgias" is an epic novel which sets out to capture the scope, the detail, the depth, the colour and the complexity of this utterly fascinating family.

Dexter's Final Cut
Jeff Lindsay
384 págs.

Hollywood gets more than it bargained for when television's hottest star arrives at the Miami Police Department and develops an intense, professional interest in a camera-shy blood spatter analyst named Dexter Morgan.

Mega-star Robert Chase is famous for losing himself in his characters. When he and a group of actors descend on the Miami Police Department for 'research', Chase becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood spatter analyst with a sweet tooth for doughnuts and a seemingly average life. To perfect his role, Chase is obsessed with shadowing Dexter's every move and learning what really makes him tick. There is just one tiny problem . . . Dexter's favorite hobby involves hunting down the worst killers to escape legal justice, and introducing them to his special brand of playtime. It's a secret best kept out of the spotlight and away from the prying eyes of bloated Hollywood egos if Dexter wants to stay out of the electric chair. The last thing he needs is bright lights and the paparazzi . . . but even Dexter isn't immune to the call of fame.

The Arrangement
Mary Balogh

400 págs.

A mesmerizing story of passionate awakening and redemption, Mary Balogh’s new novel unites a war hero consigned to darkness with a remarkable woman who finds her own salvation by showing him the light of love.

Desperate to escape his mother’s matchmaking, Vincent Hunt, Viscount Darleigh, flees to a remote country village. But even there, another marital trap is sprung. So when Miss Sophia Fry’s intervention on his behalf finds her unceremoniously booted from her guardian’s home, Vincent is compelled to act. He may have been blinded in battle, but he can see a solution to both their problems: marriage.

At first, quiet, unassuming Sophia rejects Vincent’s proposal. But when such a gloriously handsome man persuades her that he needs a wife of his own choosing as much as she needs protection from destitution, she agrees. Her alternative is too dreadful to contemplate. But how can an all-consuming fire burn from such a cold arrangement? As friendship and camaraderie lead to sweet seduction and erotic pleasure, dare they believe a bargain born of desperation might lead them both to a love destined to be?

James Patterson e David Ellis
Little, Brown and Company
448 págs. 

James Patterson's scariest, sexiest standalone thriller since The Quickie.  Ben isn't like most people. Unable to control his thoughts, he's a man consumed by his obsessions: cars, tennis, marathons, trains, yachts-and Diana Hotchkiss, a beautiful woman Ben knows he can never have.

When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, Ben's infatuation drives him on a hunt to find out what happened to the love of his life.

But Ben quickly discovers that the woman he pined for was hiding a dangerous double life. To her family, she's a sweet Midwestern girl who helped her brother get clean. But in the political world of Washington DC, she's a manipulative go-getter who uses her sexual prowess to get what she wants.

And now someone is out to stop Ben from uncovering the truth about Diana's illicit affairs.

In his most heart-pumping thriller yet, James Patterson plunges us into the depths of a mind tortured by paranoia and obsession, on an action-packed chase through a world of danger and deceit.

The Trouble With Being a Duke
Sophie Barnes
Sometimes happily ever after…

Anthony Hurst, Duke of Kingsborough knows the time has come for him to produce an heir. But first he must find a bride. When he meets the most exquisite woman at his masquerade ball, he thinks his search is over…until the breathtaking beauty runs off. With few clues other than her figure, her scent, and the memory of her kiss, Anthony must find his mystery lady.

…needs a little bit of help.

Isabella Chilcott can scarcely believe it: she is finally at the Kingsborough Ball. As a child, she dreamed of dancing a waltz here and now, thanks to a gorgeous gown she’s found in the attic, Isabella is living her fairytale fantasy. And she’s waltzing with the Duke of Kingsborough himself! But she must escape before he discovers her secrets…for she is not who she pretends to be, and falling in love with Prince Charming is the last thing she can allow herself to do…

Sandra Brown

Deadly Heat
Richard Castle
304 págs.

Picking up where Frozen Heat left off, top NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat pursues the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered the execution of her mother over a decade ago. For the hunt, Nikki teams once again with her romantic partner, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jameson Rook, and their quest for the old spy and the motive behind the past murder unearths an alarming terror plot-which is anything but ancient history. It is lethal. It is now. And it has already entered its countdown phase.

Complicating Heat's mission to bring the rogue spy to justice and thwart the looming terror event, a serial killer begins menacing the Twentieth Precinct and her homicide squad is under pressure to stop him, and soon. The frightening murderer, known for his chilling stealth, not only has singled out Nikki as the exclusive recipient of his taunting messages, he then boldly names his next victim: Detective Heat.
Countdown: Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
Alan Weisman

Little, Brown and Company  
528 págs.

In his best-selling book, The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered what earth would look like with humanity gone. Many of the responses to the book were nostalgic; some were apocalyptic or fearful. He found his thought experiment seemed to keep eliciting this question: why can't humans be a part of an idyllic future here on earth?
In his long-awaited follow-up, equal parts thought experiment and grand journalistic project, Alan Weisman contemplates the main obstacle to humanity's happy future on our planet: overpopulation. Weighing religious, cultural, and socioeconomic factors against biological and ecological ones, Countdown draws out the implications of our current rate of population growth and suggest ways of returning the earth's population to levels the planet can sustain--if it isn't already too late.

A devastating blendof The World Without Us and Jared Diamond's Collapse, this is the book on our planet for our age.

The Counterfeit Mistress 
Madeline Hunter

From the beloved New York Times bestselling Madeline Hunter comes this riveting historical romance, in which a darkly handsome nobleman is determined to unmask a delicate and mysterious young beauty...

A refugee from the war in France, Marielle Lyon has established herself at the fringes of London society. Claiming to be the niece of an executed aristocrat, Marielle welcomes the gossip that she is a spy. The more eyes she has watching her, the better protected she is—and the better chance she has of saving her father’s life.

A warrior at heart, Alban Norwood, Viscount Kendale, would still be in uniform if not for his older brother’s untimely death. After all he’s seen, Kendale doesn’t trust the French—or their femmes fatales. He has set up a surveillance network to ferret out undercover agents, and he believes he’s found one in the delicate, mysterious Marielle.

Ready to pounce on his tempting prey, Kendale arranges a meeting with Marielle, who is more beautiful and more cunning than he anticipated. But the Viscount is ready to do whatever it takes to unmask her—even if it means playing a game of seduction…

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