Ship of Smoke and Steel Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Ship of Smoke and Steel

  • Author : Django Wexler
  • Publisher : Tor Teen
  • Release Date : 2019-01-22
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780765397263

Ship of Smoke and Steel Excerpt :

Ship of Smoke and Steel is the launch of Django Wexler's cinematic, action-packed epic fantasy Wells of Sorcery trilogy. In the lower wards of Kahnzoka, the great port city of the Blessed Empire, eighteen-year-old ward boss Isoka enforces the will of her criminal masters with the power of Melos, the Well of Combat. The money she collects goes to keep her little sister living in comfort, far from the bloody streets they grew up on. When Isoka's magic is discovered by the government, she's arrested and brought to the Emperor's spymaster, who sends her on an impossible mission: steal Soliton, a legendary ghost ship—a ship from which no one has ever returned. If she fails, her sister’s life is forfeit. On board Soliton, nothing is as simple as it seems. Isoka tries to get close to the ship's mysterious captain, but to do it she must become part of the brutal crew and join their endless battles against twisted creatures. She doesn't expect to have to contend with feelings for a charismatic fighter who shares her combat magic, or for a fearless princess who wields an even darker power. “Truly epic, fierce, and exhilarating, Ship of Smoke and Steel will capture you and lock you away. With magical combat sequences fit for the big screen, the action is almost as breathtaking as the intrigue.” —Morgan Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author of the Falling Kingdoms series At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Dance of Smoke and Steel Book

A Dance of Smoke and Steel

  • Author : Milla Vane
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2023-11-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593197196

A Dance of Smoke and Steel Excerpt :

As Anumith the Destroyer’s army draws nearer to the western realms, an alliance is forming to stand against him. The heir to the throne of Krimathe embarks upon a quest for the goddess Vela—a quest that the goddess has promised will give her strength enough to defeat the Destroyer. All that Laina must do is stay silent…and serve a man she has sworn to kill. A man who helped destroy her family. The son of a demon warlord and only recently freed from years of torture, Saxen seeks to make amends to his people before facing the justice of the Krimathean queen’s blade. When a mysterious, silent woman who wears a questing cloak joins his small band of warriors, he only wishes to rid himself of her. But she isn’t so easy to get rid of—and fulfilling her quest will come at a far higher cost than Laina can imagine. For she might gain the strength to defeat the Destroyer…but what she needs from Saxen will destroy him first.

Smoke and Steel Book

Smoke and Steel

  • Author : Christine Shuck
  • Publisher : Christine D. Shuck
  • Release Date : 2021-04-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN 10 : 9781955150002

Smoke and Steel Excerpt :

What she knows could destroy them both. After failing to protect his little sister in a kidnapping gone wrong, Jack Benton dedicated his life to protecting others. The billionaire founded an elite bodyguard firm, Benton Security Services, hoping to protect those who even the police can't. However, Jack's latest assignment isn't a paying customer - it's a beautiful, rain-soaked girl he found unconscious by the side of the road. Her name is Adrienne Cenac - and she's the target of vicious killers who'll test even Jack's elite skills as they continue to hunt her down. Soon, Jack finds himself fighting for both their lives - and complicating matters is the growing attraction between him and his new charge. There's a gulf in age between them, it breaks every rule in the book, but the longer Adrienne remains under his protection, the more Jack begins to wonder if she's the woman he's been waiting his whole life to save. Maybe - but there's more for Jack to discover about Adrienne first, including her identity, which is a secret that could kill them both. Smoke & Steel is the second book in the thrilling Benton Security Services series - which mixes fast-paced action adventure with steamy, intense romance.

Smoke and Steel Book

Smoke and Steel

  • Author : Kristen Ashley
  • Publisher : Rock Chick LLC
  • Release Date : 2022-12-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 471
  • ISBN 10 : 9781954680173

Smoke and Steel Excerpt :

She wasn’t a white dress type of girl… Hellen Moynihan didn’t have dreams. She had goals. She knew who she was and what she wanted. She also knew what she didn’t. So when her long-term boyfriend didn’t make the grade, she moved on. And when her best friend’s boyfriend showed signs of being a scam artist, Hellen was on the case. And he wasn’t a white hat type of guy… Dustin “Hardcore” Cutler didn’t have dreams or goals. A troubled past led Core to do something irredeemable. The only thing he and the men of the Resurrection MC could do was vow to live their lives making up for an unforgiveable act. And they did. This duty leads Core to being a part of a covert protection detail, looking after Hellen Moynihan when trouble is coming to town. At first, Core finds this dynamo of a woman intriguing, but he’s decided she’s off-limits. Then Hellen and her friend wade into a multi-state swindling scheme. Suddenly, off-limits for Core is out the window. He’s got no choice but to get up close and personal.

Steam  Smoke  and Steel Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Steam Smoke and Steel

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Charlesbridge
  • Release Date : 2000-07-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607343967

Steam Smoke and Steel Excerpt :

All aboard! This train travels through history making stops in time to learn about the progress of travel by rail. Hop up into the cab of a speeding modern-day locomotive and look down the tracks into the past. Perhaps these are the same tracks that the diesel-electric locomotives of thirty years ago thundered down, pulling their loads. Perhaps you can see the steam engines of thirty years before that. Watch time unravel and the landscape change as the history of trains barrels through the pages of STEAM, SMOKE AND STEEL: BACK IN TIME WITH TRAINS. The first trains puffed great billowing clouds of smoke and showered passengers with burning embers as they sped down the rails at a pulse-pounding twenty miles an hour! By the 1850's, however, trains were traveling much faster, much farther, and much cleaner and train travel contributed to the growth of our nation. Young readers will be fascinated by the exciting -- and sometimes dangerous -- story of trains while they learn about the different kinds of engines, equipment, and jobs necessary for operating trains throughout history. The young narrator introduces readers to trains from the time of his great-great-great-great-great grandfather at the turn of the nineteenth century to his father's train of today, showing the great changes that invention and progress have brought over time. Patrick O'Brien's striking illustrations emphasize the beauty, grandeur, and romance of the train. Detailed and richly textured oil paintings take readers on a trip through time to ride aboard open-air cars, travel through mountain passes, and roar down the rails on high-speed bullet trains. Budding engineers will love getting a glimpse at the past and dreaming about the future of trains.

Smoke and Steel Book

Smoke and Steel

  • Author : Carl Sandburg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1921
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4104765

Smoke and Steel Excerpt :

Smoke  Steel    Ivy Book

Smoke Steel Ivy

  • Author : Amy Trent
  • Publisher : Grace Burrowes Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-04-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9781956975161

Smoke Steel Ivy Excerpt :

Running the kingdom, winning the war, and making sure that her eleven younger sisters are cared for—and not chasing after the gentlemen—is all up to Ivy, now that her father, King Rupert, has remarried. Ivy has another problem: she's in love with Major Collin. He is patient, listens to every word Ivy says, and helps her build a strategy to end the war. Collin is also a man who has no business flirting with a princess in peacetime. Once a treaty has been signed, Ivy must never see him again. Meanwhile, a still sonless King Rupert announces a contest to choose his heir. Not only will the winner be the future king, but he will marry the princess of his choosing. Ivy must invent the game that will not only keep her sisters safe from hapless suitors, but will also ensure she didn’t fight a war and lose her heart for nothing. Because Ivy can’t be king and can’t be with the man she loves, the game will start with some impossible tasks. Challenges only an invisible man with the help of fairy godmothers, scheming sisters, and a little magic can solve. Smoke, Steel, & Ivy is a reimagining of the classic fairy tale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Perfect for readers who enjoy a little adventure on their way to happily-ever-after and a smoldering romance without explicit content.

Out of the Smoke Book

Out of the Smoke

  • Author : Gerald N. Lund
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Depressions
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN 10 : 1629724793

Out of the Smoke Excerpt :

Mired in the depths of a global economic depression, the world takes little notice of a 1930 Parliamentary election in the floundering democracy of Germany. But overnight, Hitler and his Nazi Party catapult from the smallest to the second-largest political party in the country. From the compulsory indoctrination of Germany's youth to the persecution of Jews and the Nazi book burnings (which included Latter-day Saint classics such as Jesus the Christ), Hitler's policies deeply affect the Eckhardt family, particularly Hans's oldest daughter, who must keep the real identity of her best friend a secret at all costs.

Still Standing Book

Still Standing

  • Author : Kristen Ashley
  • Publisher : Rock Chick LLC
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

Still Standing Excerpt :

When Clara Delany walks into the Aces High Motorcycle Club’s hangout, she’s hit rock bottom. She’s hiding her car from the repo man, she has less than two dollars in her bank account and the only employment she can get is delivering messages for a criminal. All because of a man. Therefore, she’s sworn off them. And then she meets West “Buck” Hardy, president of the Aces High MC. Buck also meets her, and the minute he does, he makes it clear (to everyone but Clara) that they’re starting something. Since Clara doesn’t get that message, she decides to leave Buck and sort out her life in order to come back to him clean. She’s not gone but hours before life hits Clara with another blow. Which means Buck and his boys have to ride in and save the day. After that, Buck makes no bones about where they stand. But does he?

Beneath the Veil of Smoke and Ash Book

Beneath the Veil of Smoke and Ash

  • Author : Tammy Pasterick
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN 10 : 9781647421922

Beneath the Veil of Smoke and Ash Excerpt :

It’s Pittsburgh, 1910—the golden age of steel in the land of opportunity. Eastern European immigrants Janos and Karina Kovac should be prospering, but their American dream is fading faster than the colors on the sun-drenched flag of their adopted country. Janos is exhausted from a decade of twelve-hour shifts, seven days per week, at the local mill. Karina, meanwhile, thinks she has found an escape from their run-down ethnic neighborhood in the modern home of a mill manager—until she discovers she is expected to perform the duties of both housekeeper and mistress. Though she resents her employer’s advances, they are more tolerable than being groped by drunks at the town’s boarding house. When Janos witnesses a gruesome accident at his furnace on the same day Karina learns she will lose her job, the Kovac family begins to unravel. Janos learns there are people at the mill who pose a greater risk to his life than the work itself, while Karina—panicked by the thought of returning to work at the boarding house—becomes unhinged and wreaks a path of destruction so wide that her children are swept up in the storm. In the aftermath, Janos must rebuild his shattered family with the help of an unlikely ally. Impeccably researched and deeply human, Beneath the Veil of Smoke and Ash delivers a timeless message about mental illness while paying tribute to the sacrifices America’s immigrant ancestors made.

Franklin Barbecue Book

Franklin Barbecue

  • Author : Aaron Franklin
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-07
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607747215

Franklin Barbecue Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A complete meat and brisket-cooking education from the country's most celebrated pitmaster and owner of the wildly popular Austin restaurant Franklin Barbecue. When Aaron Franklin and his wife, Stacy, opened up a small barbecue trailer on the side of an Austin, Texas, interstate in 2009, they had no idea what they’d gotten themselves into. Today, Franklin Barbecue has grown into the most popular, critically lauded, and obsessed-over barbecue joint in the country (if not the world)—and Franklin is the winner of every major barbecue award there is. In this much-anticipated debut, Franklin and coauthor Jordan Mackay unlock the secrets behind truly great barbecue, and share years’ worth of hard-won knowledge. Franklin Barbecue is a definitive resource for the backyard pitmaster, with chapters dedicated to building or customizing your own smoker; finding and curing the right wood; creating and tending perfect fires; sourcing top-quality meat; and of course, cooking mind-blowing, ridiculously delicious barbecue, better than you ever thought possible.

Sisters Book
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings


  • Author : Danielle Steel
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release Date : 2009-02-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307566836

Sisters Excerpt :

Four sisters, a Manhattan brownstone, and a tumultuous year of loss and courage are at the heart of Danielle Steel’s new novel about a remarkable family, a stunning tragedy—and what happens when four very different young women come together under one very lively roof. Twenty-one-year-old Candy is blazing her way through Paris, New York, and Tokyo as fashion’s latest international supermodel. Her sister Tammy, twenty-nine, has a job producing the most successful hit show on TV. In New York, oldest sister Sabrina, thirty-four, is an ambitious young lawyer, while Annie, at twenty-six, is an American in Florence, living for her art. One Fourth of July weekend, the four sisters come home to Connecticut for their family’s annual gathering. But before the holiday is over, tragedy strikes and their world is utterly changed. Suddenly, four sisters who have been fervently pursuing success and their own lives come together to share one New York brownstone, to support each other, and to pick up the pieces while one of them struggles to heal her shattered body and soul. A bustling house is soon filled with eccentric dogs, laughter, tears, friends, men . . . and the kind of honesty and unconditional love only sisters can provide. But as the four women settle in, they are forced to confront the direction of their respective lives. With unerring insight and compassion, Danielle Steel tells a compelling story of sisters who are irrevocably woven into the fabric of one another’s lives. Brilliantly blending humor and heartbreak, she delivers a powerful message about the fragility—and the wonder—of life.

Gigantic  Book


  • Author : Patrick O'Brien
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2002-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 0805068996

Gigantic Excerpt :

Explains the names of fourteen dinosaurs, from Stegosaurus to Compsognathus, and describes their physical characteristics, size, and probable behavior.

The Chinchaga Firestorm Book

The Chinchaga Firestorm

  • Author : Cordy Tymstra
  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9781772120035

The Chinchaga Firestorm Excerpt :

The biggest firestorm documented in North America—3,500,000 acres of forest burned in northern Alberta and British Columbia—created the world's largest smoke layer in the atmosphere. The smoke was seen around the world, causing the moon and the sun to appear blue. The Chinchaga Firestorm is a historical study of the effects of fire on the ecological process. Using technical explanations and archival discoveries, the author shows the beneficial yet destructive effects of forest fires, including the 2011 devastation of Slave Lake, Alberta. Cordy Tymstra tells the stories of communities and individuals as their lives intersected with the path of the wildfire—stories that demonstrate people's spirit, resourcefulness, self-sufficiency, and persistence in the struggle against nature's devastating power. The 1950 event changed the way these fires are fought in Alberta. Forest fire scientists, foresters, forest ecologists and policy makers, as well as those who are interested in western Canadian history and ecology, will definitely want this book in their library.