The Kiss of Deception

Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love. The Kiss of Deception is the first book in Mary E. Pearson's Remnant Chronicles.

Author: Mary E. Pearson

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 162779218X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 496

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In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia's life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn't—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met. On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love. The Kiss of Deception is the first book in Mary E. Pearson's Remnant Chronicles.

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Download the first five chapters of The Kiss of Deception, the first book in Mary E. Pearson's Remnant Chronicles.

Author: Mary E. Pearson

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1627796045

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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Download the first five chapters of The Kiss of Deception, the first book in Mary E. Pearson's Remnant Chronicles. In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia's life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight-but she doesn't-and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom-to a prince she has never met. On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive-and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets-even as she finds herself falling in love.

31 Sensational Sermon Snapshots Volume 12

The Kiss of Deception – Day 5” Gen 27:26 KJV - And his father Isaac said unto
him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son. Now we find its time for Isaac to give
the birthright to Esau, but Sarah is set on making sure Jacob gets the blessing.

Author: Donald Cantrell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304988848

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The Heart of Betrayal

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape . . . and even less of being together.

Author: Mary E. Pearson

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1627794700

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 480

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Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape . . . and even less of being together. Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komisar that she has a magical gift, and the Komisar's interest in Lia is greater than either Kaden or Lia foresaw. Meanwhile, the foundations of Lia's deeply-held beliefs are crumbling beneath her. Nothing is straightforward: there's Rafe, who lied to her, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom she always believed to be barbarians but whom she now realizes are people who have been terribly brutalized by the kingdoms of Dalbreck and Morrighan. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her very sense of self, Lia will have to make powerful choices that affect her country, her people . . . and her own destiny.

Frank Leslie s Sunday Magazine

The first kiss mentioned in the Bible we find in Gen. xxvii. 27, where Jacob kissed
his father and passed himself off as Esau. That was a kiss of deception. The
second kiss is mentioned in Gen. xxix. 11, when Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted
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Deception Cove

26– THE KISS WAS REAL, ALL RIGHT. SHE HAD BEEN OUT OF practice for a
year, but she had no problem recognizing the genuine article when it sent shock
waves across all her senses. Behind the shock waves of that first intimate ...

Author: Jayne Castle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101625139

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 292

In the world of Harmony, Rainshadow Island is home to a mysterious preserve, secrets that have been kept for centuries, and a treasure worth killing for… As a light-talent, Alice North has the rare ability to make things disappear, including herself—a gift that comes in handy during her magic act with her dust bunny Houdini. Business mogul Drake Sebastian is day-blind, since his sight was nearly destroyed in a lab accident. But he’s the one man who can see Alice when she disappears—and he needs her. On Rainshadow Island, two dangerous Old World crystals are missing, igniting a paranormal storm. Drake thinks Alice is the key to finding them, and proposes they head there, but only after a Marriage of Convenience. Alice’s honeymoon on Rainshadow is guaranteed to be memorable, as the island—and the passion between her and Drake—is about to explode…

The Deception of the Emerald Ring

That kiss ought to have alerted him that Letty Alsworthy was anything but
innocent. It had been a toecurling, reputation-compromising, clothing-tightening
kiss, the sort of kiss Saint Paul had had in mind when he had said it was better to
marry ...

Author: Lauren Willig

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101211212

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 367

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig presents the third novel in her charming Pink Carnation series... Harvard grad student Eloise Kelly has gotten into quite a bit of trouble since she started spying on the Pink Carnation and the Black Tulip-two of the deadliest spies to saunter the streets of nineteenth-century England and France. Not only has she unearthed secrets that will rearrange history, she's dallied with Colin Selwick and sought out a romantic adventure all her own. Little does she know that she's about to uncover another fierce heroine running headlong into history... In June 1803, Letty Alsworthy attempts to prevent her sister’s midnight elopement—only to be accidentally whisked away herself. The scandal forces her into a hasty marriage with Geoffrey Pinchingdale-Snipe, who then decamps immediately to help the Pink Carnation quash a ring of Irish rebels led by the Black Tulip. Not to be outdone, Letty steals away to the Emerald Isle herself, ready to learn a thing or two about espionage—and never imagining she might learn a few things about love along the way.

DECEPTION OF A MIRROR

... magic we can't just walk away and say we never had it I experience a special
kiss and to me it was amazing The cure for the loneliness in my heart now that I'm
facing White soul of a black cloud Why do I have 47 Deception OfA Mirror.

Author: KESHAUN LANG

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467001392

Category: Poetry

Page: 60

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Words of the mind, language of the heart, voice of the tears, this book holds the ingredients of the inner body, mind and soul. Hidden from the outside world through a shell of flesh, this body produces the communication between our world and the inner thoughts of the heart.

Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception

Says he'd rather kiss a codfish!” “He'd rather kiss you?” I wiggled my nose at her.
“Didn't you take a shower after the Faire? Or is that your putrid personality
passing gas again?” She was about to shove me, but Monet grabbed her in the
nick of ...

Author: Wendelin Van Draanen

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 0307544982

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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“The hottest sleuth to appear in children’s books since Nancy Drew” (The Boston Globe) is back! Don’t miss the eighth book in the series that’s been described as “a combination of Carl Hiaasen’s Flush and Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books” (School Library Journal) and hailed as “nonstop whodunits” (Kirkus Reviews)! The artsy crowd thinks Sammy Keyes has a lot of nerve showing up at a fancy reception in high-tops. But when she tackles a robber who’s brandishing a gun with one hand and pulling paintings from the wall with the other, they’re glad she has nerve. Or are they? Sammy may have stopped one criminal, but the real crime at this show has yet to be discovered. The real crime is more subtle, more artful, than anything Sammy’s ever seen. Who knew art could be so dangerous? Praise for the Sammy Keyes series: “If Kinsey Millhone ever hires a junior partner, Sammy Keyes will be the first candidate on the list. She’s feisty, fearless, and funny. A top-notch investigator!” —New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton “The sleuth delights from start to finish. Keep your binoculars trained on Sammy Keyes.” —Publishers Weekly “The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)” —Midwest Children’s Book Review

Sammy Keyes and the Kiss Goodbye

... of Moustache Mary Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy Sammy Keyes
and the Search for Snake Eyes Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception Sammy
Keyes and the Psycho Kitty Queen Sammy Keyes and the Dead Giveaway
Sammy ...

Author: Wendelin Van Draanen

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307974103

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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The final mystery starring Sammy Keyes: “the most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)” —Midwest Children’s Book Review Sammy doesn’t go looking for trouble, but she seems to find it everywhere. She’s forever sniffing out clues and chasing down bad guys—and driving her friends a little nuts. She’s gone up against thieves and counterfeiters and gangsters and blackmailers and murderers, and always stayed one step ahead. Until now. Last night, one of the bad guys caught up. Last night, someone followed Sammy up the fire escape and pushed her from the third story. Now she’s in the hospital, out cold. And her friends are left with the questions Sammy’s always been so good at answering: Why? How? But most of all . . . WHO? In this emotional conclusion to her beloved long-running series, Wendelin Van Draanen shows just how many lives one nosy girl can touch and pays tribute to a life well sleuthed. Praise for Sammy Keyes: “If Kinsey Millhone ever hires a junior partner, Sammy Keyes will be the first candidate on the list. She’s feisty, fearless, and funny. A top-notch investigator!” —Sue Grafton “Sammy’s brave, resourceful, observant and a loyal friend, but this girl sleuth is no well-mannered Nancy Drew. She’s endearingly hot-tempered, nosy, and not always obedient—in short, she’s someone I want to read about again.” —Margaret Maron

A Master of Deception

The way in which she took it for granted thathe was asglad to seeher as
shewasto see him appealed to his sympathy so strongly thathe was nearly
moved to take her in hisarms and kiss herthere and then. But he refrained. He
neverhadkissed ...

Author: Richard Marsh

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465514422

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The Perfect Deception

“Meet you downstairs at one.” She met him downstairs for lunch and the next
night at the sports bar for dinner. Her guard slipped under two glasses of wine.
His tongue slipped into her mouth in the parking lot. The kiss was volcanic. It felt
good.

Author: Lutishia Lovely

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0758286708

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The Shady Sisters Trilogy In this darkly seductive series, Lutishia Lovely turns up the heat as a devious beauty with mega revenge on her mind takes aim at a man who has everything. . .to lose. She's smart, gorgeous, and mysterious. For business executive Nathan Carver, a man with everything, Jessica Bolton is the first woman he can't simply charm, buy, or seduce. And even before Jessica gets a taste of his luxurious lifestyle and irresistible moves, she's determined to eliminate the competition and become this handsome bachelor's one and only. But Jessica's deceptive allure is just the beginning. With every move, every tantalizing lie, Jessica lures Nathan and his close-knit family into a trap that will dismantle everything they treasure most. Because when it comes to loyalty and love, blood is thicker than water--and no amount of revenge is ever too much. . . "There's drama, laughter, and a little bit of naughtiness. . .An exceptional read." --Urban Reviews on All Up In My Business "The action, dialogue and well-crafted characters are so riveting that they'll make your heart race in anticipation . . ." --RT Book Reviews on Heaven Forbid

The Zodiac Deception

This time the kiss was on his cheek and Peter didn't wipe it away. “What was that
for?” “For doubting youwhen we firstmet. For givingyou ahard time. Forwhat I'm
about to say.” Finally. “Himmler's blessing.” Max smiled, but it was a tight smile, ...

Author: Gary Kriss

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429949635

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Summer, 1942: The con man known as David Walker didn't exactly volunteer, but OSS chief Wild Bill Donovan convinced him that serving his country and the cause of freedom by posing as German astrologer Peter Kepler was a better use of his time than going to prison for impersonating a Princeton University professor. His mission: use his skills in illusion, sleight of hand and deception to gain Heinrich Himmler's trust and persuade him to assassinate Adolph Hitler. In a plot that involves German resistance members in high places, Walker walks a tightrope of deceit, playing on the high command's fascination with the occult to penetrate the highest levels of Nazi power in a daring plan to eliminate the Nazi Fu ̈hrer. In action that takes him from Berlin to Paris to Cairo; from Hitler's Eagle Nest to Himmler's occult Wewelsburg Castle, Gary Kriss's The Zodiac Deception is a memorable debut, an unforgettable thrill ride through the dark heart of World War II Germany. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Deception

He had just seen the rings being slipped onto fingers, and then the kiss... The two
rows of people around him, clutching similar handfuls of rose petals, also looked
at the church door anxiously. Until now, the wedding had gone smoothly ...

Author: John Altman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497679230

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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A young woman finds herself in hot water in this international thrill ride from the acclaimed author of A Gathering of Spies and A Game of Spies When Hannah Gray discovers that her lover and business partner has implicated her in a massive act of insurance fraud, she flees Chicago rather than going to the police. An Adriatic cruise will help to clear her head, she reasons, and give her time to plan her next move. On the ship, Hannah meets Renee Epstein, an elderly woman whose husband is also a fugitive, on the run from a top-secret government agency that wants to use his scientific research for a purpose he never intended. Scribbled into the couple’s guidebook is the formula for a powerful new energy source with incredible destructive capabilities. Hannah borrows the book, and shortly thereafter, the Epsteins are murdered. Suddenly Hannah is the target of an assassin whose talents are as unique as they are deadly. Pursued from the Greek islands to Istanbul to the South of France, Hannah hopes to stay alive long enough to turn her bad fortune around. Thousands of miles from everything and everyone she knows, she decides to reinvent herself—or die trying.

Deception

He accepted the large glass of red wine Jean handed him, and the kiss that
followed. Since his divorce, Jean was the nearest he'd come to a long-term
relationship, although neither of them had made any moves towards taking it to
another ...

Author: Adrian Magson

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780102038

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The explosive new Harry Tate thriller Former MI5 officer Harry Tate’s skill at tracking down runaways is second to none – and the Security Services need his help. When MI6 ask him to trace Vanessa Tan, a lieutenant with the Royal Logistics Corps who failed to report for her return flight to Afghanistan, Harry instinctively feels it's a mission to avoid. But when he learns of the involvement of his former boss, Henry Paulton - the man who tried to have him killed - he agrees to take the job, and events soon take an unexpected turn . . .

Last Deception Of Palliser Wentwood

Then he puts the glass down with infinite care and embraces his wife, kissing her
with all the passion her wonderful wine and great person summon up. Suddenly
he recalls himself and, looking about, sees that Blanche is standing in the ...

Author: Imogen De La Bere

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446484386

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Palliser Wentwood, dangerously charming, has run away to England, leaving his farm in New Zealand, his beautiful wife Salome, his daughters, and his many creditors. Palliser is in search of a fortune, enough to restore the prosperity of farm and family. In Thule Hall, Herts, live the Lovelaces - Hubert and Blanche, brother and sister -both amazingly tall and immensely fat, shy and gothically retired. Engaged as butler, and posing as a grieving widower, Palliser turns his charms on Blanche, teasing out laughter and beauty where before there was only timidity. But will his deception succeed? Can he bring himself to ruin her? Or will Salome succumb to the gentle siege of Philip Butterworth, solicitor and suitor? An exceptional first novel, wise and funny and sad in equal measure, and peopled by a cast of characters as singular as they are delightful.

A Vengeful Deception

Remembering that kiss in the garden, she began to shiver with a combination of
alarm, excitement and anticipation. But she mustn't let herself react in that way. It
was dangerous in the extreme. She must be on her guard, must keep in mind ...

Author: Lee Wilkinson

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781426886539

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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When Anna Sands finds herself stranded alone with Gideon Strange she can't resist his intense seduction. But through their haze of passion Anna senses she's playing with a dangerous desire.... Gideon can't believe how innocent Anna looks! He's sure he knows the real woman underneath, the gold digger, the seductress.... Gideon realizes he shouldn't get close, but he's going to make Anna pay for her crimes—in his bed!

Delusion Deception

Then I kissed its snout while casting the kiss of death spell. 'Goodbye,' I said to
the dead beast as it sank beneath the water. For a moment, I absently treaded
water and answered Ostian's inane question. Then I remembered the words I had
 ...

Author: Michelle Bones

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469172429

Category: Fiction

Page: 506

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Thousands of years ago in a land lost to time and since forgotten lived an immortal race of people. Destined to rule the world the immortals would be the reason for humanities downfall. Spreading greed across the globe they would corrupt all they touched. Two versions of the same tale are told within this to me, sometimes blatantly contradiction the other telling of the players involved in the destruction of their civilization. Six immortals set out across the continent in search of ancient relics of unimaginable power. Their reasons are varied from pure greed to a misguided need to do good. Some search for supremacy, others for glory. Who the heroes and villains are all depends on the perspective being told. Decide for yourself who is living in delusion and who the deceiver is. Read their stories in their own words to gain a greater understanding into the last days of the once mighty continent that was Atlantis.

The Art Of Deception

He had a very brief impression of wood smoke and roses, of incredible softness
and strength, before she drew back. The hint of a smile remained as she picked
up her brandy and finished it off. She'd enjoyed the brief kiss, but she'd enjoyed ...

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1408979373

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Living in Deception

She was planning on thanking him with the kiss she knew he so desperately
wanted, but the Ghost had interrupted. Yes, it was probably important that the
girls were waking up any minute, and they needed to be there, but that didn't
make it ...

Author: Racheal Jaworski

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499058373

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

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They call him the Ghost because no one knows if he exists or not. At least, that’s what Sydney Cruise has told people since she was sixteen, but it isn’t exactly true. She knows. Somewhere between an imaginary friend and a guardian angel, his voice in her head is all too real. His secret, however, needs to be protected, so she carefully rewords her thoughts into barely true statements. On top of struggling to justify her secrets and lies with her faith, Sydney must follow her government training and protect Nick’s two daughters, despite the fact that he is a more perfect version of her ex-boyfriend. Personal feelings aside, she plays the nanny role while trying to figure out who would want to hurt two children. Since his wife’s death two years ago, Nick Dublani has entrusted his two daughters’ welfare to nannies. Some of them have been good, others not so good, but his eldest, Lizzy, has chased them all away. When Sydney worms her way past Lizzy’s walls, Nick is impressed and thrilled at the possibility of her being more than his daughters’ nanny. But the truth about her past and purpose may drive them all down a road none envisioned. Will Sydney’s past come back to haunt her? Will the Ghost’s reputation send them all crawling underground? Or will God’s fantastic truth set them free?