Download and read online The Blackbirds in PDF and EPUB New York Timesbestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey delivers his next delectable erotic romance. They call themselves the Blackbirds. Kwanzaa Browne, Indigo Abdulrahaman, Destiny Jones, and Ericka Stockwell are four best friends who are closer than sisters and will go to the ends of the earth for one another. Yet even their deep bond can t heal all wounds from their individual pasts, as the collegiate and post-collegiate women struggle with their own demons, drama, and desires. Trying to forget her cheating ex-fiance, Kwanzaa becomes entangled with a wicked one-night stand a man who turns out to be one in five million. Indigo is in an endless on-again, off-again relationship with her footballer boyfriend, and in her time between dysfunctional relationships she pursues other naughty desires. Destiny, readjusting to normal life, struggles to control her own anger after avenging a deep wrong landed her in juvi, while at the same time trying to have her first real relationship one she has initiated using an alias to hide her past from her lover. Divorced Ericka is in remission from cancer and trying to deal with two decades of animosity with her radical mother while keeping secret the desperate crush she has always had on Destiny s father . . . a passion with an older man that just may be reciprocated. As the women try to overcome or give in to their impulses, they find not only themselves tested but also the one thing they always considered unbreakable: their friendship."
Download and read online In the Shadow of Blackbirds in PDF and EPUB In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment, however, she’s forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, for her first love—a boy who died in battle—returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her? Featuring haunting archival early-twentieth-century photographs, this is a tense, romantic story set in a past that is eerily like our own time. Praise for In The Shadow of Blackbirds STARRED REVIEW "Winters’s masterful debut novel is an impressively researched marriage of the tragedies of wartime, the 1918 flu epidemic, the contemporaneous Spiritualism craze, and a chilling love story and mystery." —Publishers Weekly, starred review STARRED REVIEW "More than anything, this is a story of the breaking point between sanity and madness, delivered in a straightforward and welcoming teen voice." —Booklist, starred review STARRED REVIEW "Winters deftly combines mystery, ghost story, historical fiction, and romance. Excellent pacing and deliciously creepy descriptions…” —School Library Journal, starred review "This engrossing combination of historical fiction, ghost story, psychological thriller, and straight-up whodunit moves between genres with stunning ease, maximizing the tropes of each to satisfying effect." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Winters strikes just the right balance between history and ghost story, neatly capturing the tenor of the times, as growing scientific inquiry collided with heightened spiritualist curiosity." —Kirkus Reviews "Mary Shelley is a likable, sympathetic heroine, and through her story, teen readers will get a glimpse of a fascinating time period, made all the more real by the haunting historic photographs that pepper the novel, from soldiers in trenches to policemen in gauze masks. Part romance, part mystery and part ghost story, In the Shadow of Blackbirds makes palpable a terrifying time that brought the horror of death into the homes of millions." —Bookpage "One of the creepiest (in a good way) covers of the season! What's inside, historical Y.A. set at the time of the Spanish influenza, is equally haunting." —The Atlantic Wire “Cat Winter’s debut novel is creepy good.” —The Boston Globe "Romance fans will love Stephen’s ghostly visits to Mary Shelley, confirming that their romance is as steamy as ever. Mystery lovers will enjoy the satisfactory resolution of the puzzle. Recommend this title to fans of Libba Bray’s The Diviners." —VOYA "In this book, the passion of first love and the paranoia of the times are realistically and movingly rendered." —The Oregonian "Beautifully written and absolutely riveting. I enjoyed everything about this book." —The Statesman Journal Award William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist 2014 School Library Journal Best Book of 2013 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults
Download and read online The Four Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book in PDF and EPUB From the proprietors of the renowned Brooklyn shop and cafe comes the ultimate pie-baking book for a new generation of bakers. Melissa and Emily Elsen, the twenty-something sisters who are proprietors of the wildly popular Brooklyn pie shop and cafe Four & Twenty Blackbirds, have put together a pie-baking book that's anything but humble. This stunning collection features more than 60 delectable pie recipes organized by season, with unique and mouthwatering creations such as Salted Caramel Apple, Green Chili Chocolate, Black Currant Lemon Chiffon, and Salty Honey. There is also a detailed and informative techniques section. Lavishly designed, FOUR & TWENTY BLACKBIRDS PIE BOOK contains 90 full-color photographs by Gentl & Hyers, two of the most sought-after food photographers working today. With its new and creative recipes, this may not be you mother's cookbook, but it's sure to be one that every baker from novice to pro will turn to again and again.
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Download and read online Blackbirds in PDF and EPUB The first book in the Miriam Black series: “A sassy, hard-boiled thriller with a paranormal slant” (The Guardian) about a young woman who can see the darkest corners of the future. Miriam Black knows how you’re going to die. This makes her daily life a living hell, especially when you can’t do anything about it, or stop trying to. She’s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, and suicides. She merely needs to touch you—skin to skin contact—and she knows how and when your final moments will occur. Miriam has given up trying to save people; that only makes their deaths happen. But then she hitches a ride with Louis Darling and shakes his hand, and she sees in thirty days that Louis will be murdered while he calls her name. Louis will die because he met her, and Miriam will be the next victim. No matter what she does she can’t save Louis. But if she wants to stay alive, she’ll have to try. “Think Six Feet Under co-written by Stephen King and Chuck Palahniuk” (SFX), and you have Blackbirds: a visceral, exciting novel about life on the edge.
Download and read online Food of the Bobolink Blackbirds and Grackles Classic Reprint in PDF and EPUB Excerpt from Food of the Bobolink, Blackbirds, and Grackles At the present day direct bounties are not so much in vogue as they were when the country was newer; and State laws protecting birds have become numerous. But the evil repute of the blackbirds has. Caused them to be omitted from many of these statutes, while in others either blackbirds in general or particular species are specially ex empted from protection. Blackbirds in general are specially exempted in Maryland, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Arkansas; the crow blackbird in Vermont, Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Illi nois; the ricebird (bobolink) in Georgia; the 'common blackbird' and the crow blackbird in New York; the crow blackbird in Rhode Island; and the crow blackbird and redwing in New Jersey. In certain States near the Atlantic seaboard some species, notably the bobolink, are regarded as game, and an open season is provided for shooting them. In New Jersey 'reedbirds' (bobolinks) may be law fully killed from August 25 to January 1; in Pennsylvania from Sep tember 1 to November 80; in Delaware from September 1 to February 1; and in Maryland between September 1 and November 1. In the District of Columbia the redwing is included with the bobolink, and shooting is permitted on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, between August 21 and February 1. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Download and read online The Field of the Blackbirds in PDF and EPUB Part mystery and part alternative history, this novel debuts a magnificent historical saga, which takes the reader on a grand adventure during the religious, political, and economic maelstrom that is Eastern Europe in the middle of the 15th Century. The year is 1448 and the epic struggle between the Islamic Empire of the Ottomans and Christendom is at its height. Transylvania and Wallachia, the sword and the shield of the Kingdom of Hungary, are about to be invaded by an immense army under the banner of Sultan Murad II, the man who calls himself the Shadow of Allah upon the World. Lorian Comosicus, the heir to a legacy represented by a mysterious Draconic ring, and his twelve-year-old brother, Silvan, are sent across the border mountains to the fortress of Roter Turm with a secret message from the conspirators who killed Voievod Vlad Dracul of Wallachia for pledging allegiance to the Ottoman Empire. After narrowly escaping capture by the Sultan?s forces, the boys lose their way in the vast forests of Transylvania where they meet Sir Gregor Dahr Altair, an imperial knight who narrowly escaped from Roter Turm before it was destroyed by the Ottomans. Gregor is a powerful force within the Excubitors, a secretive fraternity of royal advisors, financiers, and merchants who could change the outcome of the war through their influential positions within the Ottoman Empire and Christendom. Learning Lorian?s identity and mission, he leads the brothers ahead of the tempest, rushing to reach the great trading city of Hermannstadt before it is surrounded and destroyed by the Sultan's army. The period embraced in this saga generated one of the most dramatic turning points within the ever-changing geo-political divisions and intrigues of the time which can only be called, appropriately to the novel, Byzantine. Using scenes that are carefully and artfully presented lessons in history, the author takes us to a long-forgotten past which, in the intricate tapestry of human history, helped shape the world of today. This exceptional first novel, which will not only interest you in its own right but which will definitely leave you eager for the next installment, is enhanced with a comprehensive glossary that contains terms contemporary to the story and to relevant historical references and characters. The lexicon adds to the interest of the story line by allowing the reader to accurately relate to the people and events in the book.