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Agent Sydney Bristow has always held her own in the traditional boy's club of espionage. In fact, she's grown comfortable in her well-earned role as respected go-to girl. But with the recent addition of her half-sister, Nadia, dynamics inevitably shift as Sydney finds herself with a new partner, roommate, and -- even if unintentional -- competitor. APO's mission to retrieve a mysterious biological weapon is compromised, and in the melee Weiss is infected. Driven by concern and guilt, Sydney searches for the only known vaccine -- until her cover is blown and she must watch Nadia assume her field role next to Vaughn. But when Vaughn and Nadia's cover is blown, only Sydney and Nadia's collective strength can keep Sydney's "family" alive.
You Are Cordially Invited . . . to your brother's wedding where he will marry rich, famous Marni Shay, at the River Lodge, the most elite resort in Colorado, the state you chose to go to college in so you could escape your family, except they'll all be there. Enjoy ten fun-filled days of avoiding your mother, who still thinks you're not girly enough; planning your brother's bachelor party, because you are his best man, er, girl; and, oh yeah, trying not to drool all over Hot Connor, who happens to be in your English seminar and work at the River Lodge. Put your best foot forward, and . . . Don't miss the most joyous celebration of the year!Yeah, right.
rapped in paradise "I'm sure you already know this, but I have to tell you, your home is beautiful," Paige said, walking along the periphery of the library, taking in the leather-bound titles as Micah followed closely behind. "And I'm sure you already know this, but so are you," Micah said. "It was so important to me that you love this place as much as I do," he continued quietly. "But I knew. I knew the moment you saw it that you had fallen in love." A warm rush raced over Paige's skin as he moved his hands to her waist. She looked up at him, her eyelids heavy. "How could I not?" she said. "It's ... fascinating." As they gazed into each other's eyes, Paige felt the same dizzying sensation she'd experienced at the restaurant the night before, but it was okay. She was beginning to enjoy it-this feeling of being lost in his eyes. "You haven't even seen the best part yet," Micah said, his voice throaty. "The best part?" she repeated, temporarily incapable of forming her own thoughts. "The garden," Micah said, his eyes flashing with excitement. "You have to see the garden."
While trouble brews, a ring is placed - But evil may have hidden its face. A perfect prince and love's true tale ... Show the secrets; we must not fail! Based on the TV series.
Phoebe thought she'd had her fill of dealing with demon romance when she fell for Cole Turner. Now she's a pawn in a supernatural love connection. Paige is feeling the badness-busting burnout. But an attempt to get in touch with her inner party girl could be the undoing of the Power of Three. Piper wants the Charmed Ones to learn more about Wiccan tradition. Unfortunately, a mysterious power outage forces her to redirect her attention-and rethink the consequences of her future with Leo. The Charmed Ones have a story for every season! Burns and 1 (Yule) by Emma Harrison, based on the TV series Charmed.
"You're not going anywhere!' Paige said to the Anubi demon, holding a ball offire over his face menacingly. "Not until you tell us what you've done with all the witches you've taken." The Anubi let out a low, menacing laugh and a chill ran down Piper's spine. "They're all dead," he told them. "But we still have their blood if you're interested." Piper's breath caught in her throat as the Anubi turned its massive head toward a line of more than twenty canisters on the windowsill. If each one held the blood of a different witch, then there were even more victims than they had thought. Suddenly, Piper felt her whole body go numb. She turned and looked at Tessa and Taryn who were huddled together by the door. "That means that Tina is ... Tina is actually ..." Taryn took one step away from her sister and fainted, her body falling limp on the floor. Tessa crumbled next to her and started to sob. Her heart twisting painfully, Piper turned slowly back to the Anubi, lifted her hands, and just as Phoebe, Cole, and Leo flung themselves out of harm's way, blew him to pieces.
"And I'll stay here and deal with the painters and any Darklighters that might show up," Piper One put in, smiling. "Then you can go to P3 and take care of Rinaldo while I bake!" "Perfect!" Piper Two exclaimed. They both stood up and started for the door that led to the foyer, but Piper One suddenly paused and grabbed Piper Two's arm. She immediately pulled her hand back. It was a little bizarre touching a person who was essentially herself. Now she knew what her body looked and felt like from the outside as well as the inside. This was way more intense than a mirror image. If she dwelled on it for too long, she knew it would freak her out. "Wait a second," she said. "What about personal gain?" "Hey. This is going to make us a much happier, saner witch," Piper Two told her, swinging her hair behind her shoulder. "It's for the greater good."
Keeping tabs on Marianna, the daughter of Italy's president, isn't the type of assignment Michael Vaughn was expecting. He's a newly minted CIA officer--not a babysitter.Never mind that there's a plot to assassinate Marianna's father. Or that she's incredibly beautiful. Or that ditching her security detail makes her laugh.Political assassins are no laughing matter.And neither are gorgeous girls undercover.From the Paperback edition.
Gone Girl meets the TV show Nashville in this sultry summer read about a girl who runs away from her high-profile past to live the normal life she's always wanted.Cecilia Montgomery has been America's sweetheart since the day she was born. A member of the prestigious Montgomery family--the US equivalent of royalty--her childhood was cut short after she was nearly kidnapped. Since then, Cecilia has been hidden away, her adolescence spent at an exclusive boarding school. Her dreams of becoming a professional violinist--dashed. Her desire to be a normal teenager--not possible. Her relationship with her once-loving parents--bitter and strained. Nothing about Cecilia's life is what she would have planned for herself. So when an opportune moment presents itself, Cecilia seizes the chance to become someone else. To escape. To disappear. To have the life she always dreamed about, far away from her mother's biting remarks and her sheltered upbringing. Cecilia says goodbye to the Montgomery name and legacy to become Lia Washington: relaxed, wild, in love, free, and living on her own terms for the very first time. But being on your own isn't always as easy as it seems...
Phoebe is exhausted -- between work, demon fighting, and helping her sisters, she has no time for herself. When she wakes from a battle not knowing who or where she is, Phoebe gets her long-awaited getaway and then some. A stranger named Aura promptly finds her and takes Phoebe into her care. There's something off about Aura and her friends, but Phoebe ignores her instinct and tries to settle into this new, relaxed lifestyle. Meanwhile, Piper and Paige fear the worst. They scry for Phoebe, but she is nowhere to be found. Not only have Aura and her friends put a cloaking spell on Phoebe, but they have also reintroduced her to magic, taking her on "missions" to steal protection charms from good witches. Their latest mission? Convincing Phoebe that Piper and Paige are evil and need to be rendered powerless. Will Piper and Paige be able to find Phoebe -- and help her find herself -- in time to restore the Power of Three?
Chamberlain Ski Resort and Spa Welcome to the 10th Annual Snow Queen competition! I can't believe I got roped into this. Snow Princesses must attend all pageant rehearsals, with appropriate outfits. Well, no matter what it takes, I'm going to wipe that smirk off Layla Chamberlain's face. Our rehearsal space can be booked to practice your talent. Um, does "looking dumb in a dress" count as a talent? See Grayson Chamberlain, the assistant director, with any questions. If you insist! First question: How can someone so sweet (and hot!) be a Chamberlain? Good luck! One of you will soon be our new Snow Queen! Oh joy. Unless Grayson comes with the tiara . . .
Entry name: Cassandra Grace Event: Horseback riding (jumping) Animal name: Lola (best horse in the world!) Fee enclosed: Um, almost . . . See, the thing is, I almost have enough money, I have tons of riding students who pay me, but there's this guy, and every time he calls I have to see him, so I've kind of been skipping work lately . . . but I'll have the fee soon, I promise!
For Mary-Kate and Ashley, everything is about to change over their GRADUATION SUMMER ... This first in a trilogy begins with the girls' journey through their high school commencement, celebrating all the excitement of caps and gowns, hopes and dreams, and everything in between. It's the end of senior year. Soon Mary-Kate and Ashley will be leaving their high school lives behind and going to college. That's why these last few weeks of school are all about fun! Planning for the prom, hanging out with friends, graduation ... Mary-Kate and Ashley want to savor every moment because after they receive their diplomas, their lives will never be the same!
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