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A surprise visit from her fugitive father gives Carlotta Wren a lot to think about. However, a serial killer is unleashing his wrath on Atlanta. Now the bodies are piling up--and Carlotta's father has become the prime suspect. Original.
Which loose-lipped gal about town has been caught canoodling with a randy restaurateur? Sources say the new "legs" of the Examiner's gossip column has been helping him bury his long-simmering scandal even though it's been eating away at her conscience. Which grizzly tabloid guy better watch his way with the ladies? We hear he got more than a hangover from a boozy night out with a mattress (model/actress) that may cost him his burgeoning relationship with a precocious Park Avenue princess. Which Wall Street mogul is about to be busted for fuzzy math on his taxes? Luckily, his ink-stained son is digging up a diversion to take down a blowhard billionaire instead. In the novel 4% Famous, Kate Simon, Tim Mack, and Blake Bradley negotiate the ruthless underworld of Manhattan while working for the city's top gossip columns. Friends, lovers, and frenemies may come and go as quickly as the fame quotient of the celebrities they cover, but the young columnists must figure out for themselves what--and who--is worth protecting as they try to avoid becoming fodder for Manhattan's boldfaced games. Sexy, exciting, and addictively readable, 4% Famous is an intimate fictional tale of a bizarre industry full of characters and secrets that are as seductive and dark as New York City itself.
Praised by Eric Jerome Dickey for "bringing to life the people we know," national bestselling author Marcus Major now tops the success of Good Peoples, with a new novel of four friends, their unique bond, and the one woman who comes between them and changes their lives forever.
Seven years ago, Jase awoke with the mystical power to heal people-and no memory of his past. The only clue to his identity is the number forty tattooed on his arm. Driven by a mission he doesn't understand, Jase follows his visions to those he's meant to save. He is convinced that the fortieth person he's drawn to-a little girl named Macy Pearl-is the key to finally learning the truth...Social worker Lucas Jacobson has made a promise to protect Macy, orphaned when her parents were brutally murdered. So when Jase shows up in Naples claiming he's there to heal the child, Lucas is wary, despite his attraction to the enigmatic stranger.Then Macy is abducted, and Lucas has no choice but to trust in Jase. Scouring the city from its glitzy resorts to its seedy underbelly only deepens the mystery-and draws the two men closer. But Jase is certain of one thing: if Macy dies, a dark fate awaits them all.92,000 words
Moving on down the highway... That's all Cat DeAngelo wants to do, but it's getting harder and harder. That's because someone's trying to ruin DeAngelo Transport. Cat's trucks have suffered a rash of break-ins, and a slimy competitor keeps underbidding her and offering to buy her out. Worse, Cat's at odds with her sister and brother. They want her to get out from behind the wheel and take over the day-to-day running of the family company--from behind a desk! Then Cat takes on a six-foot-five certified "hunk" as a temporary codriver and her problems really escalate! Right along with her heart rate.
A magical transformation takes place in Danielle Steel's luminous new novel: Strangers become roommates, roommates become friends, and friends become a family in a turn-of-the-century house in Manhattan's West Village. The plumbing leaked; the furniture was rescued from garage sales. And every inch was being restored to its original splendor--even as a relationship fell apart. Owner of a struggling art gallery and newly separated from her boyfriend, Francesca Thayer does the math and then the unimaginable. She puts out an advertisement for boarders, and soon her Greenwich Village house becomes a whole new world. First comes Eileen, a pretty L.A. transplant, now a New York City schoolteacher. Then there's Chris, a young father struggling for custody of his seven-year-old son. The final tenant is Marya, a celebrated cookbook author hoping to heal after the death of her husband. Over the course of one amazing, unforgettable, life-changing year, the house at 44 Charles Street fills with laughter, heartbreak, and, always, hope. In the hands of master storyteller Danielle Steel, it's a place those who visit will never want to leave. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Peggy Beldon Thyme and Tide B and B 44 Cranberry Point Cedar Cove, WashingtonDear Reader,I love living in Cedar Cove, but things haven't been the same since a man died in our B and B. Turns out his name was Max Russell, and Bob had known him briefly in Vietnam. We still don't have any idea why he came here and - most important of all - who killed him. Because it now appears that he was poisoned. I sure hope somebody figures it out soon!Not that we're providing the only news in Cedar Cove these days. I heard that Jon Bowman and Maryellen Sherman are getting married. And Maryellen's mom, Grace, has more than her share of interested men! The question is: Which one is she going to choose? Olivia - I guess it's Olivia Griffin now - is back from her honeymoon, and her mother, Charlotte (who's in her mid-seventies at least), seems to have a man in her life, too. I'm not sure Olivia's too pleased. . . ;. There's lots of other gossip I could tell you. Come by for a cup of tea and one of my blueberry muffins and we'll talk. Peggy
Here are the numbers of Ann Galardi's life: She is 16. And a size 17. Her perfect mother is a size 6. Her Aunt Jackie is getting married in 2 months, and wants Ann to be a bridesmaid. So Ann makes up her mind: Time to lose 45 pounds (more or less). Welcome to the world of informercial diet plans, wedding dance lessons, endless run-ins with the cutest guy Ann's ever seen--and some surprises about her not-so-perfect mother. And there's one more thing--it's all about feeling comfortable in your own skin--no matter how you add it up! K.A. Barson's sparkling debut is "deliciously relatable, with a lot of laughter on the side." -- Rita Williams-Garcia, New York Times best-selling author
The Charmed Killer is on the loose in Atlanta and Carlotta Wren is caught up in the terror-especially when her body-moving side business brings her dangerously close to the action. And then... She's forced to take refuge in her former fiancé's house-much to the chagrin of other interested parties... Her brother Wesley begins to behave as if he has his own death wish... And someone close to her is implicated in the mass murders. Meanwhile, Carlotta can't shake the feeling that danger is dogging her seemingly cursed family-and that the serial killer's exploits are starting to get personal....
Jack Cortland had crashed and burned during his rock 'n' roll heyday. Although the handsome loner had sworn off love, he was single-handedly raising his motherless sons on the family ranch. But storm clouds gathered when the boys' tyrannical granddaddy alluded to eerie curses and hinted at a nasty custody battle. Out of his element, Jack hired a beautiful nanny to show him the ropes. . . and wound up lawfully wed! Nanny extraordinaire Marisa Perez had good reasons for running off to Vegas with Jack, but harbored fears that danger would darken their doorstep. Yet despite the impending doom, Marisa couldn't resist the smokin' hot cowboy whose gunmetal-gray eyes captivated her heart. And then the prophecy came true. . . .
Dear Reader,Considering that I'm married to Cedar Cove's private investigator, you might think I enjoy mysteries. But I don't-especially when they involve us! Roy's been receiving anonymous postcards and messages asking if we "regret the past." We don't know what they mean....On a more positive note, we're both delighted that our daughter, Linnette, has moved to Cedar Cove to work at the new medical clinic. A while ago I attended the humane society's "Dog and Bachelor Auction," where I bought her a date with Cal Washburn, who works at Cliff Harding's horse farm. Unfortunately Linnette is less enthusiastic about this date than I am.Speaking of Cliff, the romance between him and Grace Sherman is back on. But that's only one of the many interesting stories here in Cedar Cove. So why don't you drop by for a coffee at my husband's office on Main Street or our house on Harbor and I'll tell you everything that's new!
"Wickedly fun!" --Romantic Times. "Clever writing, a high sensuality factor and an unfettered imagination..." --Publishers Weekly. Jazz can't decide whether to scorch him with a fireball or jump into bed with him. Jasmine Tremaine, a witch who can't stay out of trouble. Nikolai Gregorivich, a drop-dead gorgeous vampire cop on the trail of a serial killer. The sizzling love affair between Jazz and Nick has been off-again, on-again-for about 300 years. Mostly off, lately. But now Nick needs Jazz's help, and while Jazz and Nick try to figure out their own hearts and resist their ever-increasing attraction, they must steer clear of a maniacal killer with super-supernatural powers. They are surrounded by a hilarious cast of oddball paranormal characters, including Irma, the chain-smoking ghost who haunts Jazz's sports car, Dweezil, her ghoul of a boss, and Fluff and Puff, a pair of bunny slippers with sharp teeth and short tempers (watch your ankles)!
When freelance writer Mabel Ivey is offered a full-time job at "Real Men" magazine--the magazine dedicated to helping women find real-life heroes--she jumps at the chance. She's not sure whether to be complimented or insulted, however, that the first story is to be a makeover--"her" makeover!
"Sensual, suspenseful, and satisfying, [Jade Lee] delivers on all levels."-Eileen Dreyer, New York Times bestseling author, on What the Groom WantsMellie Smithson has a plan...Mellie Smithson is trapped in the country with no suitors and no prospects on the horizon except, perhaps, the exasperating-although admittedly handsome-guest of her father. Unwilling to settle, Mellie will do anything to escape to London...Trevor Anaedsley has a problem...Trevor Anaedsley's grandfather has cut off his funds until he gets engaged. Beset by creditors, Trevor escapes to the country-ostensibly to visit his old tutor Mr. Smithson-where he meets Smithson's lovely daughter Mellie. The obvious solution is suddenly before him-but will this fake engagement go as Trevor and Mellie plan? Or will they find that even the best laid plans often go awry? Praise for What the Groom Wants: "Lee spins an intriguing tale." -RT Book Reviews"Highly entertaining...Jade Lee knows how to write an explosive scene." -Fresh Fiction
"Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances."--Entertainment Weekly (Grade A)The Passage meets Ender's Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother--or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up."Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."--Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review"A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . . should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires."--USAToday.com
The Infinite Sea is the hugely anticipated follow-up to the phenomenal - and bestselling - The 5th Wave by Carnegie-shortlisted Rick Yancey and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2014. 'Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances . . . JUST READ IT' Entertainment WeeklyTHE 1st WAVETook out half a million people. THE 2nd WAVEPut that number to shame. THE 3rd WAVELasted a little longer. Twelve weeks . . . Four billion dead. IN THE 4th WAVE,You can't trust that people are still people. AND THE 5th WAVE?No one knows. But it's coming. For Cassie Sullivan and the rest of Earth's remaining human survivors, the situation was already desperate when the 5th Wave hit. It's about to get worse. No one yet knows the depths to which Earth's conquerors - the Others - will sink in order to rid the Earth of the human infestation, nor have they guessed the heights to which the human spirit can reach. Characters introduced in Book One will come to the fore - and others will face the ultimate test. www. The5thWaveIsComing. com Praise for The 5th Wave:'WILDLY ENTERTAINING. . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough' Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review'The next HIT' Daily Mail'Nothing short of AMAZING' Kirkus (starred review)'CHILLING' Sun'The pace is RELENTLESS' Heat'A modern sci-fi MASTERPIECE. . . ' USA Today'ACTION-PACKED' MTV. com'This book's SCARY!' Teen Now (5 starred review)'This is DAMN and WOW territory. Quite simply, one of the best books I've read in years. ' Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author. '. . . a twisty survival story that borrows elements from romance, horror and dystopian fiction' Wall Street Journal'Breathtakingly fast-paced and original, The 5th Wave is a reading tsunami that grabs hold and won't let go. ' Melissa De La Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series. 'An epic sci-fi adventure about a terrifying alien invasion. You'll read it in one sitting' Bookseller'Heartfelt, violent, paranoid epic, filled with big heroics and bigger surprises . . . a sure thing for reviewers and readers alike. ' Booklist (starred review)'A gripping SF trilogy about an Earth decimated by an alien invasion. . . the question of what it means to be human is at the forefront' Publishers WeeklyAbout the author:Rick Yancey (www. rickyancey. com) is the author of several adult novels and the memoir Confessions of a Tax Collector. His first young-adult novel, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, was a finalist for the Carnegie Medal. In 2010, his novel, The Monstrumologist, received Michael L. Printz Honor, and the sequel, The Curse of the Wendigo, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
"Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances."--Entertainment Weekly (Grade A) The Passage meets Ender's Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey. After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother--or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. "Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."--Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review "A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . . should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires."--USAToday.com
Carlotta Wren's world is crumbling beneath her well-shod feet. One of her closest friends has been arrested as the Charmed Killer, but Carlotta refuses to believe it. And to prove her friend's innocence, Carlotta goes against her boyfriend Peter's wishes and resumes her after-hours body-moving duties. And then. . . Peter pressures her for an answer to his proposal. . . Her troubled brother Wesley goes missing. . . And the madman stalking the city strikes again, this time a little too close to home. But when Carlotta finds herself in the clutches of the Charmed Killer, is she destined for her own body bag?
6 Rainier DriveCedar Cove, WashingtonDear Reader,As you may have heard, we've recently had quite a shock. My husband, Seth, and I lost our business, The Lighthouse restaurant-to arson. The investigation continues. The prime suspect is a young ex-employee named Anson Butler, who disappeared right after the fire. So Seth and I are trying to sort out our lives. (And let me tell you, this kind of crisis isnotgood for a marriage. ) In the meantime, life goes on for everyone else in Cedar Cove-with marriages, births, reunions and even the occasional scandal. One of the most interesting pieces of news is that Cal, who works on Cliff Harding's ranch, is now rescuing wild mustangs from Wyoming. I have to run-I'm meeting an old friend, Warren Saget, for lunch. Let's talk soon, and I'll fill you in on everything that's happening in town!Justine
Mimi Pickford wanted her life to be more than serving up daily specials at the local diner. But the one man who could help her achieve her secret dream had suddenly dropped out of sight. Elusive hero Gibson St. James was known for rescuing babies from burning buildings--and for wearing his bachelorhood like a badge. But he'd also earned the reputation of being hard-headed, hard-bodied--and just plain hard to crack. Well, tough! Because Mimi needed his help--and she'd never shied away from a challenge yet. At least, never one sooo appealing....
When a humiliating picture of Blythe goes viral, she's instantly the target of ridicule at her new school. To salvage her reputation, Blythe teams up with Luke to win the Senior Scramble scavenger hunt. But Luke is an unlikely ally and potentially can't be trusted. Perhaps it's his Shakespearean witticisms that reel Blythe in despite her better judgment . . . or maybe she just craves the thrill of the game. But as the hunt progresses, their relationship heats up. Soon their madcap mischief spirals out of control. Blythe is faced with arrest and expulsion, among other catastrophes - until Luke shows her what the Scramble (and love) is really about. .
It's Him vs. Her when romance collides with reality--and everyone is watching....He says...he'll have his way with her inside a week. Radio personality Matt Ransom of Atlanta's raucous, testosterone-fueled Guy Talk is counting on a sure thing when he agrees to be locked up in a tiny apartment for seven days with the competition: the earnest Dr. Olivia Moore. It's an on-camera publicity stunt and Matt's determined to come out on top. She says...she'll never make the same mistake twice. Though their long-ago affair is a secret, Olivia feels as if her broken heart is on display whenever she crosses paths with her infuriatingly cocky--and undeniably charismatic--nemesis. Now she's stuck with him in the reality show from hell...or is it heaven? All she has to do is keep a level head, even while every other part of her is spinning dizzily out of control.From the Paperback edition.
Erin had nothing to lose by placing the personal ad. And lo and behold, Brady Lockwood was found--months after he'd disappeared! Only, he had no idea who the heck she was . . . or why she was calling him a daddy.
After being taken hostage, Kate Hamilton had faced her share of pain and confusion. But it was nothing compared to learning undercover agent Parker McCall had come to her rescue. This secretive man with whom she'd once spent long days and hot nights was plotting their escape and telling her to trust him if she wanted to get out alive. His skills when it came to securing her safety were impressive. . . and incredibly sexy to watch. The closer they got to freedom, the more dangerous the situation became. Which only seemed to heighten the attraction from which there would never be any escape. . .
Dear Reader,I'm living a life I couldn't even havedreamedof a few years ago. I'm married to Bobby Polgar now (you know, the famous chess champion who just happens to be the man I love!). And we've got this beautiful house with a view of Puget Sound. Lately something's been worrying Bobby, though. When I asked, he said he was 'protecting his queen' and I got the oddest feeling he wasn't talking about chess but aboutme. He wouldn't say anything else. Do you remember Get Nailed, the beauty salon in Cedar Cove? I still work there. I'll tell you about my friend Rachel, who's got two men interested in her (count 'em,two). And I'll let you in on what I've heard about Linnette McAfee, who left town when her love life fell apart. (Thatkind of trouble I know all about. ) Come in soon for a manicure and a chat, okay?Teri ( Miller) Polgar