The Shattered Lens Book
Score: 3
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The Shattered Lens


  • Author : Jonathan Alpeyrie
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501146541

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The Shattered Lens Book Description :

In this “gripping and personal view of war” (Andy McNab, author of Bravo Two Zero), a celebrated photographer crafts a powerful memoir about his experiences in some of the world’s most dangerous, war-torn areas—and his terrifying capture by Syrian rebels in 2013. For a decade, Jonathan Alpeyrie—a French‑American photojournalist—had ventured in and out of more than a dozen conflict zones. He photographed civilians being chased out of their homes, military trucks roving over bullet‑torn battlefields, and too many bodies to count. But on April 29, 2013, during his third assignment to Syria, Alpeyrie became the story. For eighty‑one days he was bound, blindfolded, and beaten by Syrian rebels. Over the course of his captivity, Alpeyrie kept his spirits up and strove to find the humanity in his captors. He took part in their activities, taught them how to swim, prayed with them, and tried learning their language and culture. He also discovered a dormant faith within himself, one that strengthened him throughout the ordeal. The Shattered Lens is a firsthand account that “reads like a thriller” (The New York Journal of Books) by a photojournalist who has always answered the next adrenaline‑pumping assignment. Yet, during his headline‑making kidnapping and “for all his suffering, Alpeyrie expresses, in words and color photographs, the compassion of a global citizen seeing beyond his personal terror and into the nuances of human interactions” (Booklist).

The Shattered Lens Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Shattered Lens


  • Author : Jonathan Alpeyrie
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Release Date : 2018-10-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 150114653X

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The Shattered Lens Book Description :

In this “gripping and personal view of war” (Andy McNab, author of Bravo Two Zero), a celebrated photographer crafts a powerful memoir about his experiences in some of the world’s most dangerous, war-torn areas—and his terrifying capture by Syrian rebels in 2013. For a decade, Jonathan Alpeyrie—a French‑American photojournalist—had ventured in and out of more than a dozen conflict zones. He photographed civilians being chased out of their homes, military trucks roving over bullet‑torn battlefields, and too many bodies to count. But on April 29, 2013, during his third assignment to Syria, Alpeyrie became the story. For eighty‑one days he was bound, blindfolded, and beaten by Syrian rebels. Over the course of his captivity, Alpeyrie kept his spirits up and strove to find the humanity in his captors. He took part in their activities, taught them how to swim, prayed with them, and tried learning their language and culture. He also discovered a dormant faith within himself, one that strengthened him throughout the ordeal. The Shattered Lens is a firsthand account that “reads like a thriller” (The New York Journal of Books) by a photojournalist who has always answered the next adrenaline‑pumping assignment. Yet, during his headline‑making kidnapping and “for all his suffering, Alpeyrie expresses, in words and color photographs, the compassion of a global citizen seeing beyond his personal terror and into the nuances of human interactions” (Booklist).

The Shattered Lens Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Shattered Lens


  • Author : Jonathan Alpeyrie
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1501146505

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The Shattered Lens Book Description :

Discover a gripping and harrowing tale of war and torture from the man who lived it in this powerful memoir by the celebrated war journalist who not only documented over a dozen conflict zones worldwide but was also captured and held hostage by Syrian rebels in 2013. Capturing history was Jonathan Alpeyrie’s job but he never expected to become a news story himself. For a decade, the French‑American photojournalist had weaved in and out of over a dozen conflict zones. He photographed civilians being chased out of their homes, military trucks roving over bullet‑torn battlefields, and too many bodies to count. But on April 29, 2013, during his third assignment to Syria, Alpeyrie was betrayed by his fixer and handed over to a band of Syrian rebels. For eighty‑one days he was bound, blindfolded, and beaten. Not too far away, President Bashar al‑Assad’s forces and those in opposition continued their bitter and bloody civil war. Over the course of his captivity, Alpeyrie kept his spirits up and strove to see, without his camera lenses, the humanity in his captors. He took part in their activities, taught them how to swim, prayed with them, and tried learning their language and culture. He also discovered a dormant faith within himself, one that strengthened him throughout the ordeal. The Shattered Lens is the firsthand account of a photojournalist who has always answered the next adrenaline‑pumping assignment. Yet, during his headline‑making kidnapping, he was left to consider the value and risks of his career, ponder the violent conflicts he had seen, and put the historical events over which we have no control into perspective.

The Shattered Lens Book
Score: 5
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The Shattered Lens


  • Author : Brandon Sanderson
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-07-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466865563

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The Shattered Lens Book Description :

The Shattered Lens is the fourth action-packed fantasy adventure in the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series for young readers by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. These fast-paced and funny novels are now available in deluxe hardcover editions illustrated by Hayley Lazo. Alcatraz Smedry is up against a whole army of Evil Librarians with only his friend Bastille, a few pairs of glasses, and an unlimited supply of exploding teddy bears to help him. This time, even Alcatraz's extraordinary talent for breaking things may not be enough to defeat the army of Evil Librarians and their giant librarian robots. “An excellent choice to read aloud to the whole family. It's funny, exciting, and briskly paced.” —Nancy Pearl on NPR'S Morning Edition At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Shattered Lens Book

A Shattered Lens


  • Author : Layton Green
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633885394

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A Shattered Lens Book Description :

A detective investigates the murder of a teenage golden boy that has rocked a small town--and the chief suspect is the victim's mother. Annalise Stephens Blue is a Creekville high school student with plans to become a world-famous filmmaker. As she begins filming an exposé of the town called Night Lives, she uncovers more than she bargained for: on the very first night of filming, she stumbles upon a murder in the woods, and flees the scene steps ahead of the killer. Detective Joe "Preach" Everson is called to investigate the murder. The victim, David Stratton, is the town's golden boy and high school quarterback. A modern version of what Preach used to be. Not only that, the boy's mother is Claire Lourdis, a beautiful divorcée who Preach fell for in high school. She is also the main suspect in her son's murder. Despite the cloud of suspicion hanging over her, old feelings resurface between Claire and Preach, straining the detective's relationship with his girlfriend Ari, a prosecutor in nearby Durham. As Preach delves into the secrets lurking beneath the surface of the town and searches for a missing girl who may have witnessed the crime, he must put his own feelings aside and pursue the answer to a terrible question: is a mother capable of murdering her own child?

Shattered Lens Book

Shattered Lens


  • Author : Mary Alice Beasley
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2010-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452027869

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Shattered Lens Book Description :

As a toddler, Mary sustains an injury to her left eye. In elementary school, she is diagnosed with a traumatic cataract caused by a shattered lens and is advised to always wear glasses to protect her better eye. Not wanting to be teased by peers, she disguises her impairment by wearing tinted shades of various hues. These camouflages affect the way she views life and alters her perception of people and events. Believing that everyone encountered would initially focus on her eyes, she limits her social interactions and becomes an avid reader. After ending an abusive marriage to Chico, her high school and college boyfriend, and later identifying with the Hebrew Israelites, she decides to take off the colorful blinders and face life, with all of its complexities, clearly focused by going on a Caribbean cruise to reflect on her experiences in order to resolve the inner conflicts which led to years of unhappiness and deferred dreams. The Creation story in the book of Genesis guides her thinking as she desperately attempts to recreate her life by analyzing over thirty years of experiences in seven short days. It begins with her understanding the causes of her blurred vision and ends with an enlightened sense of self pride, purpose and spiritual awareness. Throughout this true adventure, she uses her visual impairment as a metaphor for the blindness she suffers as she journeys along life's path. The book is filled with tales of her family structure and social values; issues of marriage, domestic violence, infidelity, deception and divorce; the challenges of single parenting; the frustrations of religious persecution and professional discrimination; the disappointments encountered in attempts to establish friendships and develop intimate relationships; and finally the blessings of finding true love and restoring trust.

Alcatraz versus the Shattered Lens Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Alcatraz versus the Shattered Lens


  • Author : Brandon Sanderson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-06-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444006759

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Alcatraz versus the Shattered Lens Book Description :

A whole army of evil Librarians! And Alcatraz Smedry has only his friend, Bastille, a few pairs of glasses and an unlimited supply of exploding teddy bears to help him defend the island of Mokia. Even Alcatraz's extraordinary talent for breaking things may not be enough to defeat the evil Librarians' giant robots. Can Alcatraz find a way to save the Free Kingdoms?

Visions Through a Shattered Lens Book

Visions Through a Shattered Lens


  • Author : Gerard Houarner
  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :

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Visions Through a Shattered Lens Book Description :

What visions may come, when peering into the darkness through the shattered lens of a broken world: —the sins of the father being vested on the son in "The Chain-Lynched Man." —the nature of angels, the price of their existence in “The Unborn.” —the horrors of drug addiction, in "Bone House." —Lovecratian cosmic dread, with a distinctly un-Lovecraftian heroine, in “Out of the Shadows.” —the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet manifesting herself in New York City in "Finding the Lost Children." —the Apocalypse, lurking on the periphery in 9/11 tales “Signs of Death" and "Things I Wish I Had Not Seen,” stepping out for a view from other perspectives in “Dead Ground” and “The Changeover.” —the ending and breaking of gender and sexuality in "Clown Fish." —the secret hard edges of "Those Who Cast Shadows." —the path that should not have been taken in “On the Road.” Visions Through A Shattered Lens presents the twenty stories, 9 original to the collection, plus two new additions to this Crossroad Press edition, all searching for meaning in the splintered realities of our existence in shadows and corners, among old gods and goddesses reborn in a modern world, in twisted faith, apocalypse, loss and transformation. Other stories included in this collection are: "Visions Through a Shattered Lens", "Bui Doi", "Children in the Moonless Night", "Born from the Womb of Forever", "Like Tears, Cast in the Steps of Her Mother", "The Mutilation Missionary", and "Bones of the Maker". What others have said: In his fourth story collection, native New Yorker Houarner (Painfreak, etc.) offers 20 tough, uncompromising horror tales, nine of which are previously unpublished. No reader is likely to enjoy all the stories, with their mostly urban settings and in some cases overly familiar themes, but there’s something here for every taste in adult horror.” Visions Through A Shattered Lens, Publishers Weekly, October 14, 2002 Houarner's greatest strength is, han

Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener s Bones Book
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener s Bones


  • Author : Brandon Sanderson
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9780439925549

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Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener s Bones Book Description :

Thirteen-year-old Alcatraz Smedry and his companions seek Al's father and grandfather in the Great Library of Alexandria, where they face undead, soul-stealing wraiths called the Curators of Alexandria, and one of the Scrivener's Bones, a part-human, part-machine mercenary.

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians Book
Score: 3
From 69 Ratings

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians


  • Author : Brandon Sanderson
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Children's stories
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 1444006681

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Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians Book Description :

Traditional Chinese edition of Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson. In Traditional Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

The Shattered Lens Book

The Shattered Lens


  • Author : Jason P. Stadtlander
  • Publisher : Jason P. Stadtlander
  • Release Date : 2013-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN 10 :

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The Shattered Lens Book Description :

When an intruder breaks into Jillian's home looking for pharmaceutical drugs, he discovers a secret that would alter his life forever. NOTE: This is a short story with a preview of The Steel Van Man included at the end.

The Way of Kings Book
Score: 4.5
From 247 Ratings

The Way of Kings


  • Author : Brandon Sanderson
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2010-08-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1008
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429992800

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The Way of Kings Book Description :

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion. Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them. One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear to protect his little brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable. Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called The Way of Kings. Troubled by over-powering visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity. Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under an eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar's niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan's motives are less than pure. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war. The result of over ten years of planning, writing, and world-building, The Way of Kings is but the opening movement of the Stormlight Archive, a bold masterpiece in the making. Speak again the ancient oaths: Life b

Take Me Apart Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Take Me Apart


  • Author : Sara Sligar
  • Publisher : MCD
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374719593

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Take Me Apart Book Description :

"What a clever, visceral thriller. A raw, unfiltered twist on gaslighting that challenges how society treats women. It made me sad, angry, and fired up." —Araminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty "I loved this novel so much that I blew off all my responsibilities, turned off my phone, and blistered through the whole thing in one sitting. Unforgettable and thought-provoking, Take Me Apart has my highest recommendation." —Angie Kim, author of Miracle Creek A spellbinding novel of psychological suspense that follows a young archivist’s obsession with her subject’s mysterious death as it threatens to destroy her fragile grasp on sanity When the famed photographer Miranda Brand died mysteriously at the height of her career, it sent shock waves through Callinas, California. Decades later, old wounds are reopened when her son Theo hires the ex-journalist Kate Aitken to archive of his mother’s work and personal effects. As Kate sorts through the vast maze of material and contends with the vicious rumors and shocking details of Miranda's private life, she pieces together a portrait of a vibrant artist buckling under the pressures of ambition, motherhood, and marriage. But Kate has secrets of her own, including a growing attraction to the enigmatic Theo, and when she stumbles across Miranda's diary, her curiosity spirals into a dangerous obsession. A seductive, twisting tale of psychological suspense, Take Me Apart draws readers into the lives of two darkly magnetic young women pinned down by secrets and lies. Sara Sligar's electrifying debut is a chilling, thought-provoking take on art, illness, and power, from a spellbinding new voice in literary suspense.

The Dark Talent Book
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The Dark Talent


  • Author : Brandon Sanderson
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466881532

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The Dark Talent Book Description :

The Dark Talent is the fifth action-packed fantasy adventure in the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series for young readers by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. This never-before-published, fast-paced, and funny novel is now available in a deluxe hardcover edition, illustrated by Hayley Lazo. Alcatraz Smedry has successfully defeated the army of Evil Librarians and saved the kingdom of Mokia. Too bad he managed to break the Smedry Talents in the process. Even worse, his father is trying to enact a scheme that could ruin the world, and his friend, Bastille, is in a coma. To revive her, Alcatraz must infiltrate the Highbrary--known as The Library of Congress to Hushlanders--the seat of Evil Librarian power. Without his Talent to draw upon, can Alcatraz figure out a way to save Bastille and defeat the Evil Librarians once and for all? “Like Lemony Snicket and superhero comics rolled into one.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Warbreaker Book
Score: 4
From 118 Ratings

Warbreaker


  • Author : Brandon Sanderson
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2009-06-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 1429967943

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Warbreaker Book Description :

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, Warbreaker is the story of two sisters, who happen to be princesses, the God King one of them has to marry, the lesser god who doesn't like his job, and the immortal who's still trying to undo the mistakes he made hundreds of years ago. Their world is one in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren's capital city and where a power known as BioChromatic magic is based on an essence known as breath that can only be collected one unit at a time from individual people. By using breath and drawing upon the color in everyday objects, all manner of miracles and mischief can be accomplished. It will take considerable quantities of each to resolve all the challenges facing Vivenna and Siri, princesses of Idris; Susebron the God King; Lightsong, reluctant god of bravery, and mysterious Vasher, the Warbreaker. Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson The Cosmere The Stormlight Archive The Way of Kings Words of Radiance Edgedancer (Novella) Oathbringer The Mistborn trilogy Mistborn: The Final Empire The Well of Ascension The Hero of Ages Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series Alloy of Law Shadows of Self Bands of Mourning Collection Arcanum Unbounded Other Cosmere novels Elantris Warbreaker The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians The Scrivener's Bones The Knights of Crystallia The Shattered Lens The Dark Talent The Rithmatist series The Rithmatist Other books by Brandon Sanderson The Reckoners Steelheart Firefight Calamity At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Blade of Shattered Hope Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

The Blade of Shattered Hope


  • Author : James Dashner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-02-22
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 510
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442408715

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The Blade of Shattered Hope Book Description :

James Dashner's debut fantasy series, The 13th Reality, is sure to keep readers guessing--and coming back for more!

Mistborn Book

Mistborn


  • Author : Brandon Sanderson
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Release Date : 2011-11
  • Genre: Fantasy fiction, American
  • Pages : 1000
  • ISBN 10 : 0575118563

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Mistborn Book Description :

A boxed set of the landmark fantasy from Brandon Sanderson, the man credited with breathing fresh life into Robert Jordan's WHEEL OF TIME. An epic fantasy set in a world where the Dark Lord has gained dominion over the world. A world of ash and pain. A world subjugated. But a world where magic can be drawn from metals. A world waiting for a new heroine, a new hope. A word of mouth bestseller in the USA Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy have now become a massive hit in the UK, introducing readers to the work of one of the genre's great talents. A master of world building, sweeping plots, believable characters and engrossing magic systems.

Shattered Into Being Book

Shattered Into Being


  • Author : Anastacia Jayet
  • Publisher : Mannara LLC
  • Release Date : 2016-08-24
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1627476296

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Shattered Into Being Book Description :

Personal tragedy and triumph, of getting lost and finding the internal compass - one's own North Star - to take responsibility for creating a life of value and purpose. It acknowledges that a lack of self-esteem and confidence is at the root of victimization - that taking responsibility for personal choice and action brings empowerment.

The Violet Widow  Book

The Violet Widow


  • Author : K. E. Osborn
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2015-02-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1507758766

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The Violet Widow Book Description :

What would you do if the life you lived, the life you loved, was ripped from you tragically? How could life possibly go on? The only way to function and to continue living is to become someone else. Someone completely different to who you were. When life breaks you the only thing you can do is fight back. But at what cost? If you become someone else, the polar opposite to everything you stand for, does becoming The Violet Widow make anything better? Or will it make everything a hundred times worse? Finding love is something The Violet Widow never thought possible, but when an unknown man shows up on the five-year anniversary of her life changing, how can she resist the handsome stranger? Her walls are up. She is guarded. So how can one possibly love again after losing so much? The answer is simple - choose to live! What path will she take? The path to fade into the darkness, or the path to live?

Shattered and Scarred Book

Shattered and Scarred


  • Author : A. J. Downey
  • Publisher : Andrea J. Downey
  • Release Date : 2014-06-09
  • Genre: Abused wives
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 0692333886

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Shattered and Scarred Book Description :

She's Shattered... Ashton Granger is a perfect wife to her husband. She has to be, if she's not, he will find a way to correct any perceived imperfections. Such is life, and so it has been for a very long time, eroding Ashton's sense of self, cracking her sense of worth until she lays in a million pieces on the side of a stretch of lonely highway. He's Scarred... Ethan "Trigger man" Howard is the Sergeant of Arms for The Sacred Hearts Motorcycle club. After several tours as a Marine Corps sniper overseas, he's seen and done enough damage for a man three times his age. He's out. Done. So over it, and home to nurse his wounds, physical, emotional and psychological with the help of his MC brothers. Now he simply deals with the scars that life handed him. Was it more than just luck for he and Ashton both that he was the only other soul traveling that isolated stretch of highway that night? **Mature Audiences Only (18+)** **Language, Violence, and Sexual Content including one very hot MFM threesome!**