Searching for: "Alejandro Ruiz"

  • Margarita Longoria

    *'This superb anthology of short stories, comics, and poems is fresh, funny, and full of authentic YA voices revealing what it means to be Mexican American . . . Not to be missed.'--SLC, starred review   *'Superlative . . . A memorable collection.' --Booklist, starred review *'Voices reach out from the pages of this anthology . . . It will make a lasting impression on all readers.' --SLJ, starred review Twenty stand-alone short stories, essays, and poems from celebrated and award-winning authors make up this YA anthology that explores the Mexican American experience.   With works by Francisco X. Stork, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, David Bowles, Rubén Degollado, e.E....read more

  • Shannon Mayer

    When things go bump in the night, and children go missing, she is the last hope to bring them home. "My name is Rylee and I am a Tracker." When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I'm the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot. I'm on the FBI's wanted list. I have a werewolf for a pet, a Witch of a best friend, and have no need for anyone else in my life. But when a hunt for a missing child starts to spin out of control, help comes from a most unexpected direction. One that is dangerously dark, brooding and doesn't know a thing about the supernatural. One whose kisses set me on fire. Performed by Nora Achrati; Chris...read more

  • Charlaine Harris

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris returns with the second of the Gunnie Rose series, in which Lizbeth is hired onto a new crew, transporting a crate into Dixie, the self-exiled southeast territory of the former United States. What the crate contains is something so powerful, that forces from across three territories want to possess it. In this second thrilling installment of the Gunnie Rose series, Lizbeth Rose is hired onto a new crew for a seemingly easy protection job, transporting a crate into Dixie, just about the last part of the former United States of America she wants to visit. But what seemed like a straight-forward job turns into a massacre as the crate is...read more

  • William W. Johnstone

    Springfield Model 1880. Trapdoor rifle with bayonet. Vengeance optional. With a handful of murderous rogues, Captain Jed Foster has run off with four wagons containing new Springfield rifles, bayonets, and ammunition meant to resupply the troops at Fort Bowie in Arizona Territory. Foster plans to sell the weapons to the highest bidder-whether it's Apaches, Mexican revolutionaries, or Confederate veterans who still dream of destroying the Union. But that's the least of Foster's problems. His junior officer, Lieutenant Grat Holden, is coming after him. With the help of an ornery ex-sergeant known as "Hard Rock" Masterson and fiery guerilla fighter Soledad, the young lieutenant will face off...read more

  • Brent Weeks

    In the stunning conclusion to the epic, New York Times bestselling Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks, kingdoms clash as Kip must finally escape his family's shadow in order to protect the land and people he loves. Gavin Guile, once the most powerful man the world had ever seen, has been laid low. He's lost his magic, and now he is on a suicide mission. Failure will condemn the woman he loves. Success will condemn his entire empire. As the White King springs his great traps and the Chromeria itself is threatened by treason and siege, Kip Guile must gather his forces, rally his allies, and scramble to return for one impossible final stand. The long-awaited epic conclusion of Brent Weeks's...read more

  • Peter Brandvold

    Bounty hunter Lou Prophet escorts a killer to be hanged-and himself into trouble in this western from Peter Brandvold. Lou Prophet is in mixed company these days. He doesn't mind being close to his pretty pistol-packing partner, Louisa Bonaventure. Known as the Vengeance Queen, she has his back-and dare he say it, part of his heart. But accompanying the vile outlaw Blanco Metalious back to Nugget Town to see him hang isn't exactly Lou's idea of a good time. Then a young girl claiming amnesia after getting caught in the crossfire during Blanco's capture joins their posse. But her ease on the trails belies her innocence. Before Prophet can deal with her, Sam "Man Killin'" Metalious enters...read more

  • William W. Johnstone

    Bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone give the classic American hero a real shot in the arm-in this epic story of a Rebel doctor fighting for justice in the aftermath of the Civil War. On the blood-stained battlefields of a divided nation, Dr. Samuel Knight used his surgical skills to treat wounded Confederate soldiers. In the brutal prison camps of the Union Army, he offered his healing services to fellow captives who'd given up hope. But now, with the war over and the South in ruins, the good doctor faces his hardest challenge yet: to save himself. Performed by Richard Rohan; Bradley Smith; Eric Messner; Henry Kramer; James Konicek; Laura C. Harris; Christopher...read more

  • William W. Johnstone

    Not every Western hero wears a white hat or a tin star. Most of them are just fighting to survive. Some of them can be liars, cheaters, and thieves. And then there's a couple of old-time robbers named Slash and Pecos... After a lifetime of robbing banks and holding up trains, Jimmy "Slash" Braddock and Melvin "Pecos Kid" Baker are ready to call it quits-though not completely by choice. Sold out by their old gang, Slash and Pecos have to bust out of jail and pull one last job to finance their early retirement... The target is a rancher's payroll train. Catch is: the train is carrying a Gatling gun and twenty deputy US marshals who know they're coming. Caught and quickly sentenced to hang,...read more

  • Ralph Cotton

    When Chicago hitman Ray Dylan started out he was one more young professional struggling to get ahead of the pack. But he knows his world is about to change quickly when he takes on a job for high-level KGB elitist Leonid (The Professor) Volkov, founder of a unique Cuban-Russian spy community operating out of southern Florida.  After Volkov double-crosses him and tries to have him killed, Dylan must take on the entire criminal spy operation even as a wild hurricane named Dennis ravages its way up the heart of the Florida peninsula. True to his calling, the young gunman will stop at nothing as he kills his way closer to Volkov, learning more and more about the man, including one of the...read more

  • William W. Johnstone

    There are two kinds of traps in the Old West. One is the kind that Preacher and his buddy, Charlie, use to catch a mountain-load of fur pelts. The other is the kind that Charlie steps into-a trap set by a low-life gambler and his seductive partner in crime to swindle Charlie out of his fur money.  Preacher hates to see a good friend get robbed. So he sets off after the grifters-on a riverboat bound for New Orleans. First, he infiltrates the criminal underworld of the French Quarter. Then, he's enslaved on a pirate ship heading straight to hell. Now there's only one way out for Preacher. Start a mutiny. Take over the ship. Then return to New Orleans to reunite Charlie with his money-and...read more

  • Auston Habershaw

    Cursed with a magic ring that forbids skullduggery, Tyvian Reldamar's life of crime is sadly behind him. Now reduced to fencing moldy relics and wheedling favors from petty nobility, he's pretty sure his life can't get any worse. That is until he hears that his old nemesis, Myreon Alafarr, has been framed for a crime she didn't commit and turned to stone in a penitentiary garden. Somebody is trying to get his attention, and that somebody is playing a very high-stakes game that will draw Tyvian and his friends back to the city of his birth and right under the noses of the Defenders he's been dodging for so long. And that isn't even the worst part. The worst part is that the person pulling...read more

  • Auston Habershaw

    Arch-criminal Tyvian Reldamar has gotten complacent. For him, he's reached the pinnacle of all he's really hoping to achieve: he's got money, he's got women (some of which aren't even trying to kill him), and he's got his loyal friends and family nearby and safe. Except...maybe not so safe. Because this is Eretheria, a city known as much for its genteel aristocracy as for its diabolical scheming. Long without a king, the scions of the ruling families scrabble for control--including levying cruel taxes and drafts on the peasantry in order to wage 'polite' wars against each other. And now, of course, Tyvian is finding himself drawn into it. With a swashbuckling flare, old fans and new...read more

  • S.M. Sterling

    'In the tenth year of the Change, the survivors in western Oregon live in a world without technology. Michael Havel's Bearkillers hold the lands west of Salem in peace and order. To the east, the Clan Mackenzie flourishes under the leadership of Juniper Mackenzie, bard and High Priestess. Together, they have held Norman Arminger-the warlord of Portland-at bay. With his dark fantasies of a neofeudal empire, Arminger rules much of the Pacific Northwest, spreading fear with his knights, castles, and holy inquisition. Even more dangerous, and perhaps Arminger's most powerful weapon of all, is his ruthlessly cunning consort, Lady Sandra. These factions haven't met in...read more

  • S.M. Sterling

    'Tensions between the Bearkillers, the Mackenzies and Mount Angel alliance and Norman Arminger's Portland Protectorate Association have finally come to a head, as the Protector's armies invade the Western Territories. Mike Havel faces down the deadly Lord Alexi Stavarov and his combined forces at the now ruined city of Salem. While, Lady Juniper and the Clan Mackenzie take to the hills with a guerrilla style campaign against the Marchwarden Conrad Renfrew. Will the Mackenzie and Beakiller's supposed allies in Corvallis ever move to assist them against the tyranny of the Dread Lord? And what of the mysterious Abbott Dmwoski in his fortified Mount Angel, will he and his monks emerge in time...read more

  • Garth Ennis

    Everyone has something to get off their chest: Frenchie confronts the Female about her work with the Mafia, Mother's Milk goes to see his mom, Annie wants a word with God himself, and Butcher enjoys yet another ghastly tryst with CIA Director Rayner. The Legend, meanwhile, offers to tell Hughie everything he wants to know about The Boys - all Hughie has to do is take a walk with the dead. Things take a darker turn when one of the original G-Men, commits suicide which is bad news for Vought-American as there's far too much at stake for anyone to go poking around now. 16 Comics Issues Adapted to GraphicAudio containing GOOD FOR THE SOUL, I TELL YOU NO LIE, G.I. & WE GOTTA GO NOW. ...read more

  • William W. Johnstone

    When the Jensen family sends a new generation out into the world, they always keep the homefires burning-and rifles loaded-just in case they bring trouble back with them. Smoke Jensen's daughter Denny can outride, outrope, and outshoot any man who gets in her way. But being a pretty woman, Denny sometimes attracts the attention of unsavory suitors. Like the lecherous Count Malatesta. Denny met the seductive Sicilian on her trip to Europe-and almost fell head over heels for the swindler. What's he doing in America? Seems the heartbreaking hustler has huge gambling debts to pay off-and a deadly scheme to scam money out of the Jensens. But Denny's got a plan, too-to shake off this...read more

  • Michael Anderle

    There is more in our world than you know. Deep in the darkness of a government building, one man needs to find the perfect solution to a vampire's request that the government satisfy the debt of honor owed him. If he falls short, the failure will be paid in the blood of the military. He needs three uniquely qualified individuals. He can find only one. One woman, dying, might be the ace-in-the-hole he needs to appease the Vampire. But then, she might also be the one person needed to save humanity. If she is accepted, will she willingly change? If she is willing to change, will she pass the turning? If she survives the turning, will she be powerful? If she is powerful, what will she do to...read more

  • Nick Martell

    In this brilliant debut fantasy, a story of secrets, rebellion, and murder are shattering the Hollows, where magic costs memory to use, and only the son of the kingdom's despised traitor holds the truth. Michael is branded a traitor as a child because of the murder of the king's nine-year-old son, by his father David Kingman. Ten years later on Michael lives a hardscrabble life, with his sister Gwen, performing crimes with his friends against minor royals in a weak attempt at striking back at the world that rejects him and his family. In a world where memory is the coin that pays for magic, Michael knows something is there in the hot white emptiness of his mind. So when the opportunity...read more

  • William W. Johnstone

    If there's one thing Smoke Jensen hates, it's a man who fights dirty. And no one fights dirtier than a politician. Especially a lying, cheating, no-good grifter like Senator Rex Underhill. Luckily, with another election coming up, this senatorial snake in the grass has some serious competition: Smoke's old friend, Sheriff Monte Carson. Carson's an honest man, and he's got Smoke's full support. But Underhill's got support, too: a squad of hired guns ready to hit the campaign trail-and stain it red with blood. Swapping bullets for ballots, Underhill's henchman make it all too clear that Sheriff Carson is not just a candidate on the rise, he's a target on the run. But with Smoke's grassroots...read more

  • S.M. Sterling

    Rudi Mackenzie has been abducted by the forces of the Portland Protective Association whose forces have pushed the Bearkillers and Mackenzie's to the edge of brink defeat. Will aid arrive in time or will Mike Havel and his family be defeated by Norman Arminger and his mad grab for power? What of the secret plan now afoot between the Mackenzie's and the forces at Mount Angel, will the Abbot Dmwoski and his forces be able to break the siege of their monastery in time to come to the aid of Lady Juniper and her Witch Army? And will Princess Mathilda be able to protect her blood-brother Rudi in the court of her mad father the Lord Protector and scheming mother the Lady Sandra? Performed by...read more