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Justin Jimenez has loved his partner, Spencer Harrison, for ten years. He'll do anything for him--including bury his feelings for a man he met while he and Spencer were separated last year. Justin never planned to fall in love, and he certainly never planned to tell Spencer about it--but when a phone call wakes them in the middle of the night to inform Justin that his former lover, Dutch Keller, has been in an accident, he doesn't have a choice. Justin's revelation shatters the fragile relationship he and Spencer were trying to rebuild. The weight of his guilt--both for hurting Spencer and for leaving a heartbroken Dutch to find solace in a bottle--crushes him. But what Justin doesn't know is that Spencer and Dutch guard an explosive secret of their own. All three men are tangled in a communal web of lies, and unless they find the events in their lives that ultimately led them to friendship, passion, and betrayal, they won't see the love at the heart of the pain. Winner in the 2013 Rainbow Awards. Tenth (tie): Best LGBT Cover - Design
The countdown has begun. Three marriage-minded women have set their sights on becoming brides. And they're following Prominence magazine's surefire list of ways to meet the grooms of their dreams. How to hook a husband when time is of the essence? Prominence says..."Catch a Cowboy!"Bestselling author SHARON SALA takes her heroine way out West, where the men are plentiful...and more than willing to make some lucky lady "Miracle Bride.""Collide with a Single Daddy!"Award-winning author MARIE FERRARELLA tells the story of a single gal searching for any excuse to visit the playground and catch sight of "a member of 'The Single Daddy Club.'""Get Personal!"Beloved author BEVERLY BARTON creates a heroine who discovers that personal ads are a bit like opening Door Number 3-the prize for "Getting Personal" may just be more than worth the risk!
Maya and Ilan have an unusual marriage: Maya agrees to tolerate Ilan's chronic infidelity as long as she can participate and he will never stray without her. To her surprise, she finds their threesomes as arousing as they are disturbing, and for a while, everything seems fine. But as Maya's writing career takes off and she becomes more independent, Ilan feels threatened, and opts for another kind of sexual experimentation--one that plays on Maya's fear and ultimately threatens her life. Meanwhile, Maya is drawn into another relationship, with a fateful third character. When her new liaison begins to mirror her marriage to Ilan, Maya discovers that her lover, seemingly a stranger, knows far more about her past than she has revealed. A compelling chronicle of obsession and power, 3 brings new immediacy to a timeless question: What is the greatest sacrifice you would make for love?
For years, Alyssa has been going to bed with a memory. Is she ready to wake up with a fantasy? Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mate, but not Alyssa Barrow. She met Rob at nineteen, and they were set to live happily ever after--until he became ill. In his final days, Rob urged his beautiful, young wife not to abandon happiness--or pleasure. He even left her a special gift, a sexy game plan to help her move on: Thirty cards with instructions for thirty days of passion. You'll know when the time is right, he'd said. Now it's two years later, and when Alyssa meets her hot new neighbor, Harrison Kemp, she begins to think the right time is right now... From his sculpted thighs to his devilish grin, Harrison is the kind of man women want. Before she can lose her nerve, Alyssa tells Harrison about her long-ignored cards...and asks him to help her fulfill them. It's a favor he's more than happy to, um, perform. With his skillful touch, and the hot press of his lips against her skin, Alyssa finds herself re-awakening to life--and a host of other sensations. But what began as not-so-innocent fun soon grows into true intimacy, and Alyssa realizes she's opening herself up not just to sex...but to love. When it comes to a future with Harrison, what's really in the cards? Saucy, heartwarming, and insightful, 30 Days explores the agony--and the ecstasy--of starting over, and how a little encouragement, and a little courage, can go a long way...
Baring your body is simple--but baring your soul might just change everything...The last thing Glenna O'Donald expected to stumble upon in a cemetery was a pack of index cards. And not just any cards--each one contains instructions for a seriously kinky, no-holds-barred sexual encounter. Glenna, an over-analytical research assistant by day, is suddenly tempted to conduct some nocturnal experiments of her own. Especially when gorgeous university professor Eric Morris offers to be her lab partner. Soon Glenna begins meeting with Eric once a week to try out the suggestions that intrigue her most. In between those daring nights of sensual exploration are work days filled with laughter and flirting...until Glenna fears she's getting in too deep. For all the pleasure she's giving and receiving, Glenna wants more than skin-on-skin interaction--and Eric realizes he's about to lose the intimate connection he didn't know he needed. Can they find the courage to take this game to the next level? As hot as it is heartwarming, Christine d'Abo's fresh, witty novel proves that practice makes perfect, and that some games are worth playing... Praise for Chistine d'Abo's 30 Days"Sexy, fun and deeply emotional. Bravo!" --J. Kenner, New York Times bestselling author
Combining the atmosphere of Jess Walters' Beautiful Ruins with the intriguing historical backstory of Christina Baker Kline's The Orphan Train, Deborah Lawrenson's mesmerizing novel transports readers to a sunny Portuguese town with a shadowy past--where two women, decades apart, are drawn into a dark game of truth and lies that still haunts the shifting sea marshes.Traveling to Faro, Portugal, journalist Joanna Millard hopes to escape an unsatisfying relationship and a stalled career. Faro is an enchanting town, and the seaside views are enhanced by the company of Nathan Emberlin, a charismatic younger man. But behind the crumbling facades of Moorish buildings, Joanna soon realizes, Faro has a seedy underbelly, its economy compromised by corruption and wartime spoils. And Nathan has an ulterior motive for seeking her company: he is determined to discover the truth involving a child's kidnapping that may have taken place on this dramatic coastline over two decades ago.Joanna's subsequent search leads her to Ian Rylands, an English expat who cryptically insists she will find answers in The Alliance, a novel written by American Esta Hartford. The book recounts an American couple's experience in Portugal during World War II, and their entanglements both personal and professional with their German enemies. Only Rylands insists the book isn't fiction, and as Joanna reads deeper into The Alliance, she begins to suspect that Esta Hartford's story and Nathan Emberlin's may indeed converge in Faro--where the past not only casts a long shadow but still exerts a very present danger.
Olivia LockhartCedar Cove, WashingtonDear Reader,One thing about Cedar Cove-people sure are interested in what other people are doing. Take Zach and Rosie Cox, for instance. Everybody in town knows that they recently got a divorce. Everybody also knows that I decreed a somewhat unusual custody arrangement. It won't be the kids moving between Rosie's place and Zach's. They'll continue to live in the family home at 311 Pelican Court. Their parents are the ones who'll be going back and forth.I have to say I'm not immune to gossip myself. People are asking if I'll stay with Jack, who runs the Cedar Cove Chronicle, or will I get back with my ex?But the really big gossip is about the dead man-the man who died at a local bed-and-breakfast. Who is he and why did he show up there in the middle of the night? Roy McAfee, a local private investigator, is determined to find out. I hope he does-and then I'll fill you in. Talk soon....Olivia
Rosie Cox 311 Pelican Court Cedar Cove, WashingtonDear Reader,One thing about Cedar Cove - people sure are interested in what other people are doing. Take me, for instance. Everybody in this town knows that my husband, Zach, and I recently got a divorce. Everybody also knows that Judge Olivia Lockhart decreed a pretty unusual custody arrangement. It won't be the kids moving between my place and Zach's. We're the ones who'll be going back and forth!Olivia isn't immune to gossip herself. Will she stay with Jack, the guy who runs our local paper, or will she get back with her ex? Inquiring minds want to know! But the really big gossip has to do with the dead guy - the man who died at a local bed-and-breakfast. Who is he and why did he show up there in the middle of the night? Roy McAfee, our local private investigator, is absolutely determined to find out. I hope he does - and then I'll let you know! See you soon. . . ;. Rosie
Throughout mathematician Philip Masyrk's peripatetic life, there has been only one constant: Irma Arcuri. Their ongoing love affair has endured his two marriages and her countless travels. But now Irma has vanished, leaving Philip her library of 351 books, including five written by Irma herself. Buried somewhere within her luxuriously rebound volumes of Cervantes and Turgenev, Borges and Fowles, lies the secret to her disappearance-and Philip soon realizes that he is trapped within their narratives as well. Who is Irma Arcuri? What is really hidden in the library? And most importantly, whose story is this? Unapologetically sexy and brazenly intellectual, The 351 Books of Irma Arcuri is the impressive debut of a daring new literary talent.
The days of true romance and passion are back. Kissing your love no longer need be a routine event bordering on the tedious. Put some fire back into your romance with a different kind of kiss for every day of the year. Whatever the mood or the time, there is a kiss to fit the moment. With 365 Ways To Kiss Your Love: A Daily Guide To Creative Kissing, author Tomima Edmark shows how you and your love can continually discover new pucker power. Edmark delivers 365 unique kisses destined for the lips of your love. The kisses are romantic, hilarious, tender, corny, tasty and, yes, even outrageous. This book takes you from the start of the year to the end, offering fun-loving kissing techniques that turn otherwise mundane settings such as toll booths and high-rise elevators into romantic hot spots. Do you know the correct technique for initiating a Resuscitation Kiss? Do you want to know what goes into a successful "Eureka Kiss"? For the history buff, there are kisses related to 19th Century Scottish weddings, Medieval Indians and the Greeks' preparation of thyme as a love herb. There is the Morse Code kiss... the Ping Pong kiss... kisses involving sleeping bags, fire extinguishers (which often come in handy throughout this book) and confetti. If movies are your thing, take your cues from Tracy and Hepburn, or the Catwoman. Put romance back in your and your love's life. From one day to the next, kissing will never be the same!
Undercover DEA agent Erren Rhodes was used to working alone. So the very idea of teaming up with Officer Darby O'Malley to ferret out a killer wasn't exactly how he thought this critical mission would go. But thanks to information only the beautiful cop possessed, finding whoever was responsible for shooting Erren's friend made Darby a valuable- and irresistible- partner. Digging into the case, though, revealed a far-reaching conspiracy... and angered all the wrong people. Now, trying to bring a killer to justice while keeping Darby safe was making Erren remember why he was better off on his own. Especially when Darby made him long to hole up with her in the safe house and never let her out of his sight.
It was a big world out there. . . But was ex-nun Claire Santaniello ready for it? Her yearning for a home and family had her shedding her habit and moving back to California. But her true calling definitely wasn't with sexy single dad Caleb McClain. Was it? The stunning redhead seemed uncomfortable in the crowded bar. She was also tantalizingly familiar. Caleb couldn't believe the girl he'd once loved was now a teacher in their hometown. Soon after he rescued her from the dance floor, Claire made it her mission to bring out his softer side, arousing feelings Caleb couldn't ignore. Was it finally time for them to create the future together they both craved?
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.
Be in Love .........for the rest of your life You are 4 Days away from Laying a firm foundation for your future marriage Charting the course for an even better marriage Transforming a marriage that seems to be at the end. After all these years, bestselling author Gary Smalley and his wife, Norma, continue to improve their marriage. Learn from Dr. Smalley's latest research, employing biblical principles he and Norma have used in the last forty years of marriage, ministry, and counseling. Your marriage can be a safe place to love and be loved! Take the 4 Day Challenge today... God can do more than you can ask or think (from Ephesians 3:20). Watch these videos to learn more about the lessons in each day of the book Day 1 - Loving Words & Actions Day 2 - Communication & Resolving Anger Day 3 - Affection & Intimacy Day 4 - Trials & Treasures Wow! This may be the most practical, step-by-step manual for building a healthy marriage that we've ever seen! Gary and Norma have put the cookies on the bottom shelf for every couple who is looking for proven ways to lasting love. With a mountain of experience to stand on, this seasoned couple tells it like it is and their advice is sure to revolutionize your relationship. Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott Authors of Love Talk Gary Smalley has challenged and inspired me for years. His practical approach to living out the words of Jesus in a marriage is simple yet powerful. You will love his interactive approach to strengthen your marriage. Craig Groeschel Senior Pastor of LifeChurch.tv
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.
Olivia Lockhart-Griffin Cedar Cove, WashingtonDear Reader,Jack and I are just back from our honeymoon, and I'm eager to catch up with my friends Bob and Peggy Beldon, who run the Thyme and Tide bed-and-breakfast at 44 Cranberry Point. It's a popular place but (needless to say!) things haven't been the same since a man died there. Turns out his name was Max Russell, and Bob had known him briefly in Vietnam. Nobody has any idea why he showed up or-most important of all-who killed him. Because it now appears that he was poisoned. I sure hope, especially for Bob and Peggy's sake, that somebody figures it out soon!Not that they're providing the only news in Cedar Cove these days. Romance seems to be everywhere among my family and friends. I'm pleased to report that Grace Sherman has more than her share of interested men. Her daughter Maryellen is getting married to Jon Bowman. And my mother, Charlotte, seems to have a man in her life, too. I'm not sure how I feel about that yet....There's lots of other gossip I could tell you. Join me at Peggy's place for a cup of tea and one of her fabulous blueberry muffins and we'll talk.Olivia
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
Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber in Cedar Cove this Christmas! Come to 5-B Poppy Lane, where you'll meet Helen Shelton, her granddaughter Ruth, and Ruth's husband, Paul. They'll offer you a cup of mulled cider and tell you the story of how Ruth and Paul met. And you'll hear about Helen's breathtaking adventures during the Second World War! Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove. A special place to live. A special place to visit. And not just at Christmas! Previously Published.
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. . . .