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When not translating, she can usually be found holding a bass clarinet, surrounded by effects pedals.
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The English-language debut of the acclaimed international bestseller—Anywhere but Home crosses continents, cultures, and generations to tell a sweeping story of self-discovery, finding your own place in a new world, and the revelatory mysteries of being a family.
Milan, 2014. Julia, a young and brilliant German designer, is about to launch the fashion show that could bring the breakthrough success she has sacrificed so much to achieve. All her dreams for the future are on the brink of reality—until an unknown past comes to find her. A grandfather she never knew existed approaches her with an astonishing claim. Julia’s father, believed dead for decades, is still alive. As a great lie is revealed, Julia embarks on a journey to uncover the lost pieces of her past. It takes her on a tour through Italy—from Milan to Naples to Sicily, back three generations to an immigrant heritage that struggled to build new roots in Germany after the war, and to secrets that have remained hidden for sixty years.
Milan, 1954. Vincent, a handsome German engineer for BMW, arrives with the task of testing the Isetta, a revolutionary Italian car. His interpreter is the talented and enigmatic Giulietta, and the two soon fall passionately in love. Giulietta is full of life and dreams—she loves to design and sew clothes—but is held back by her family, who emigrated from Sicily, and by a promise that already binds her to another man. She will find herself forced to choose between love and duty, freedom and tradition—it is a choice that will mark the fate of generations to come.
A saga of love and loss between two people and two countries, Anywhere but Home is a heartbreakingly beautiful story of forging new lives across foreign landscapes and cultures, of old wounds and forgiveness, and of the enduring bonds of family.
A harsh winter is coming. With it, a dark and pitiless magic…
Lukas wants only two things: to rebuild his castle home in time to make it through the coming winter and to reconnect with the sister who was stolen from him in a plot against his family.
But then an astrologer appears with foreboding news: his old adversary, Inquisitor Waldemar von Schönborn, has stolen three royal artifacts, which are required to coronate a new German emperor. With these valuable objects—the sword, the crown, and the scepter—he could blackmail the empire. The treasures are currently hidden in three different places in the old imperial city of Prague.
To protect his homeland and help him find the artifacts, Lukas will need his three best friends—all members of the elite fighting group known as the Black Musketeers. He’ll also need his feisty little sister, Elsa, whose magical gifts may be the key to stopping the inquisitor’s latest scheme.
They head for Prague immediately, but the adventure that awaits them there will put their courage and their friendship to the ultimate test.
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Jessica has an uncomplicated life and a promising future. Leaving the house one evening, she has no idea that she’s about to meet the love of her life - and that her entire understanding of the world is about to change. Before long, she’s going to face a decision that will shape her forever...
A story of deep love. A story of trust, courage, pain, despair, and the strength to let go. A true story.
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“Why?” I tried to meet his eyes, but he shut them, avoiding my gaze. His fingernails dug into the skin on his bare arms, and he pursed his lips grimly.
Slowly, I scooted toward him. “Talk to me, Danny, please,” I said, trying to pry one of his arms loose. But the more I tugged, the more rigidly he kept them crossed against his body as he shrank away from me as far as he could inside the cramped car. For a moment, I was afraid he would simply get out and walk away.
Too close, a voice whispered inside me. You’re much too close to him!
I let go of his arm so I could slide back into my seat, and he relaxed almost instantly. He took several deep, slow breaths before opening his eyes and blinking at me through his long lashes.
“You know why,” he whispered. “And someday I’ll tell you myself. I promise. Be patient with me.”
In the third and final volume of Emily Bold’s The Curse Series, Sam returns to the present day from seventeenth-century Scotland, reunited with her love, Payton, and relieved that the curse has been lifted. But their happiness is tempered by Sam’s unsettling feeling that all is not yet right. Overburdened with the guilt she feels for unwittingly causing the curse that destroyed Payton’s life for nearly three centuries, Sam is determined to return to the past to fix it. Fearing that the love of his life will want to remain with his past self, Payton follows Sam into history, desperate to bring her back to the present—and to the new life they’ve made together.
As the past and present clash, the two lovers face the most difficult choice of their lives: allow their history to remain as it was, with all its dangers, injustices, and pain, or fight to improve it—and risk the very love that binds them together.
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Jayden King is successful, charismatic, attractive—and bored to death. Especially of women, who fall at his feet by the dozens… eventually leaving him so indifferent to sex that he decides to say goodbye to the singles scene and focus all his energy on expanding his hotel empire. He’ll need a good assistant to help him, and Abigail Davis, fresh out of grad school, seems like the perfect fit for one of Manhattan’s most sought-after jobs. Until she suddenly withdraws her application.
When Jayden hears why, he can hardly believe his ears. No woman’s ever dared tell the millionaire bachelor what she really thinks of him… and Abigail isn’t one to mince words. Jayden’s not about to take no for an answer, and changing her mind is a challenge he can’t pass up.
Twenty-five-year-old Sophia Neumann has a big interview in Berlin, and if it goes well, the new job will allow her to escape her overbearing mother and make a life on her own. Unfortunately, the trip starts off on the wrong foot when she is forced to share a train compartment with an arrogant and devastatingly handsome businessman, one who both provokes and intrigues her. Once they arrive, Sophia is relieved to leave him behind—until she walks into her interview at Marcs Entertainment and discovers that he’s Luca Marcs, her potential new boss.
With office politics in mind, Sophia is determined not to mix business with pleasure. Yet what began as discord soon turns to desire, and when Luca reveals his feelings for her, Sophia will have to ask herself: Is this just a case of interoffice lust, or is Luca the real deal?
Leah Holst has a thing for green. So when she looks into Connor Breckwohld’s emerald-green eyes for the first time, she knows she’ll never be able to look away.
It seems that she’s cast a spell on him, too: all it takes is just one kiss to spark an all-consuming passion. But even as their undeniable attraction pulls them toward each other, troubling discoveries—and long-hidden secrets—threaten to tear the new couple apart. And when Connor is seriously injured—and loses his memory—the obstacles they face grow even more daunting. Can Leah save their blossoming love from so much adversity? Or will they be forced to let go of their dream of happily ever after?
After a deadly attack on his office, German businessman Peter Berg recalls a past encounter with a mysterious American woman—and soon finds himself caught up in a global conspiracy of unimaginable magnitude…
“Are you ready for an adventure? An adventure like you've never had before?” With that question, the vivacious Rosanna Sands draws German businessman Peter Berg into a search for her missing friend, a turbulent trip that sends the disparate twosome on an unexpected journey across Europe. In one illustrious setting after another—London, Rome, Madrid, Vienna—they encounter all kinds of inscrutable characters, hidden signs and mysterious symbols as they draw ever closer to discovering the real reasons for the woman’s disappearance. As the pieces begin to fall into place, many things suddenly begin appearing in a completely different light, until they find themselves questioning almost everything they once knew about the world… and landing squarely in the sights of those who will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from coming out.
Will they manage to escape the shadow of danger and find the answers they are seeking? Or would those answers represent a more shocking breach of taboo than even Galileo’s 1633 claim that the Earth revolves around the Sun?
With 532 pages, including maps about the story-navigation as well as a timeline and a list of the characters.
1 million characters / 180.000 Words
So when Millie's company announces a reorganization that could involve downsizing, she's left to wonder just where her life is going. It doesn't help that her new boss, Nick, is making her enjoy her job a whole lot more, just when it might be ending. During trips to London and splashy business conferences, Nick Graf shows Millie just what a successful career can look like - as well as a good time.
But Nick is hiding secrets nobody but his family knows, and Millie is finding herself torn between two men—and two continents.
The first crime scene was the most disturbing. From the looks of it, the killer had dipped their fingers in the victim’s blood and used it to write in dark red on the white wallpaper. Although the letters were smeared and uneven, Detective Niklas Steg had no trouble making out the message: “Reap the storm.”
Now, with the help of Private Detective Sabrina Lampe, Steg must hunt down a terrifying serial killer dead set on delivering a particularly gruesome form of justice on men with a history of violence against women. Before each slaughter, the murderer sends a note to the intended victim that simply says, “Sow the wind…” When an innocent man receives the warning, Steg and Lampe race to crack the case before he, too, meets a brutal end.
About the author
Hamburg-based novelist van Deus spends summers by the sea composing stories. The Ampullae of Lorenzini is the author’s third book, and the second published in 2014, following the crime novella The Steps of Evil. Van Deus’ debut work, Operation Solstice Ten, appeared in 2013; the conspiracy thriller represents the first installment in the author’s Triangular Files trilogy.
The philosopher Karl Jaspers divided evil in human beings into three stages. They are:
First: libido of any kind.
Second: the lack of will to do good.
Third: the will to do evil.
The Steps of Evil
A Crime Thriller by van Deus
About the author
Hamburg-based novelist van Deus spends summers by the sea composing stories. The Steps of Evil is the author's second book; the first, Operation Solstice Ten, is a conspiracy thriller that forms the first volume of the Triangular Files trilogy.