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ParisBreathtakingly beautiful, the City of Light seduces the senses, its cobbled streets thrumming with possibility. For American Cade Corey, it's a dream come true, if only she can get one infuriating French chocolatier to sign on the dotted line. . . ChocolateMelting, yielding yet firm, exotic, its secrets are intimately known to Sylvain Marquis. But turn them over to a brash American waving a fistful of dollars? Jamais. Not unless there's something much more delectable on the table. . . Stolen PleasureWhether confections taken from a locked shop or kisses in the dark, is there anything sweeter? Praise for Laura Florand and her novels"Charming and laugh-out-loud funny. "--New York Times bestselling author Deborah Smith"Readers will be happy to live vicariously in Laura's French fairytale. "-Booklist"Frothy, French confection of a novel. "--Publishers Weekly"Both sensual and sweet. . . a story that melts in your mouth!" -USA Today bestselling author Christie Ridgway
ParisBreathtakingly beautiful, the City of Light seduces the senses, its cobbled streets thrumming with possibility. For American Cade Corey, it's a dream come true, if only she can get one infuriating French chocolatier to sign on the dotted line. . .ChocolateMelting, yielding yet firm, exotic, its secrets are intimately known to Sylvain Marquis. But turn them over to a brash American waving a fistful of dollars? Jamais. Not unless there's something much more delectable on the table. . .Stolen PleasureWhether confections taken from a locked shop or kisses in the dark, is there anything sweeter? Praise for Laura Florand and her novels"Charming and laugh-out-loud funny."--New York Times bestselling author Deborah Smith"Readers will be happy to live vicariously in Laura's French fairytale."-Booklist"Frothy, French confection of a novel."--Publishers Weekly"Both sensual and sweet. . .a story that melts in your mouth!" -USA Today bestselling author Christie Ridgway
Vive la Laura Florand! --Cassandra KingLa Vie en ChocolatDominique Richard's reputation says it all--wild past, wilder flavors, black leather and smoldering heat. Jaime Corey is hardly the first woman to be drawn to all that dark, delicious danger. Sitting in Dom's opulent chocolaterie in Paris day after day, she lets his decadent creations restore her weary body and spirit, understanding that the man himself is entirely beyond her grasp. Until he touches her. . . Chocolate, Dominique understands--from the biting tang of lime-caramel to the most complex infusions of jasmine, lemon-thyme, and cayenne. But this shy, freckled American who sits alone in his salon, quietly sampling his exquisite confections as if she can't get enough of them--enough of him--is something else. She has secrets too, he can tell. Of course if she really knew him, she would run. Yet once you have spotted your heart's true craving, simply looking is no longer enough. . . Praise for Laura Florand and her novels I adored this story. . . Paris, chocolate, and romance, all in one hilarious package. --New York Times bestelling author Eloisa James Readers will devour this frothy, fun novel. --BooklistBoth sensual and sweet. . . a story that melts in your mouth! --USA Today bestselling author Christie Ridgway
Vive la Laura Florand! --Cassandra KingLa Vie en ChocolatDominique Richard's reputation says it all--wild past, wilder flavors, black leather and smoldering heat. Jaime Corey is hardly the first woman to be drawn to all that dark, delicious danger. Sitting in Dom's opulent chocolaterie in Paris day after day, she lets his decadent creations restore her weary body and spirit, understanding that the man himself is entirely beyond her grasp.Until he touches her. . .Chocolate, Dominique understands--from the biting tang of lime-caramel to the most complex infusions of jasmine, lemon-thyme, and cayenne. But this shy, freckled American who sits alone in his salon, quietly sampling his exquisite confections as if she can't get enough of them--enough of him--is something else. She has secrets too, he can tell. Of course if she really knew him, she would run. Yet once you have spotted your heart's true craving, simply looking is no longer enough. . .Praise for Laura Florand and her novels "I adored this story. . .Paris, chocolate, and romance, all in one hilarious package." --New York Times bestelling author Eloisa James "Readers will devour this frothy, fun novel."--Booklist"Both sensual and sweet. . .a story that melts in your mouth!" --USA Today bestselling author Christie Ridgway
He had been born and brought up poor. Still poor he had married - a wartime wedding. Quiet. Mary his wife came from the same street and was quietly happy. That was her ambition: to be quietly happy and live where they'd always lived. But then he started to become successful. A job turned into a career and the career demanded a move and another. Mary more and more unhappy watched as he grew away from her and the background they shared. Where he saw new interests she saw pretensions. Where he saw opportunity she saw upheaval. Physically together they were splitting apart. And then he met Sally...
After an experience that could only be described as an uphill hike through the pit of Hell, celebrity couple Jack and Shannon have everything they always dreamed of. One and a half years into their marriage, life is pretty perfect.But perfection, it seems, can't last forever. They are faced with a life-threatening choice that must be made--and they have to make it fast. Ensuring their future together will come at a hefty price, and it's one that they aren't sure they want to pay.Content Notes: Spicy
Lady Of Beauty . . . And Mystery A lovely young woman whose ethereal beauty has enchanted the London ton, Miss Gillian Giles can combat a suitor's unwanted embrace with deadly efficiency. But her talent for self-protection can't help her stave off the most proper advances of one Damon Ryder, the Season's most eligible bachelor. Caught in a compromising position with him--one that could irreparably ruin her reputation--Gilly is dismayed when Damon unhesitatingly offers marriage. Most young ladies would be thrilled to land such a handsome, wealthy husband. Gilly, however, has a mind of her own--and more than a few secrets to hide. She believes marriage to Damon to be impossible, but Damon is equally determined to convince her otherwise. And if he isn't enough trouble, two other suitors, both charmingly irresistible, have now set their sights on winning her, too. Pursued by three devilishly persuasive men, how can the headstrong Gilly possibly resist falling in love?
#1 New York Times bestseller Nicholas Sparks turns his unrivaled talents to a new tale about love found and lost, and the choices we hope we'll never have to make.Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life - boating, swimming , and regular barbecues with his good-natured buddies -- he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door. Spanning the eventful years of young love, marriage and family, THE CHOICE ultimately confronts us with the most heartwrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?
If you could go back in time and save someone you loved, would you do it? Hannah's ability to time travel has always been something she feared. It was uncontrollable and came with life-threatening risks. However, when Hannah is unable to cope with grief, she decides to use that which had been her enemy. She is going to travel back in time to prevent the tragedy from ever happening. Unfortunately, nothing goes according to plan. Seth finds out about Hannah's intentions and takes measures to protect her. But when they discover that the reality of history isn't what it had appeared, a simple mission to save a life becomes much more complicated. Their intervention has now changed their own future and endangered many lives, including their own. Can they elude their enemies to find the vital evidence they need to fix the timeline? Or will Hannah's choice have an even greater cost than she can imagine? THE CHOICE is Book 4 in the YESTERDAY series.
After Daniel disappeared that long-ago Christmas Eve, Lydia built a life with his brother. But now she's a widow and Daniel has reappeared, asking for forgiveness. Can she go back to her normal life with her long-lost love as her neighbor?
Golden Collar: Book 1Born and raised a gypsy in the late eleventh century, Teman values freedom over everything. He and his best friend, Jasim, are thieves for hire--until one night they're caught and their precious freedom is revoked. Given the choice between the dungeons or palace pleasure slavery, they become slaves, but Teman vows to escape someday. Bathasar doesn't want the throne. He supports his brother instead, which suits their sadistic father, Mukesh. When Teman, the handsome slave Bathasar has secretly been watching, saves his life, Bathasar requests a slave for the first time. Before long, Bathasar and Teman fall in love. But all is not well. One day Mukesh brutalizes Teman before the court, angering the empress of a neighboring nation. To appease her, he then offers her Jasim as a gift, and Teman decides to stay with Bathasar for now--despite the abuse he may suffer. The peace doesn't last. Mukesh plans to invade Jasim's new country, and Bathasar must find a way to stop the destruction. But if he succeeds, he'll ascend to the throne and have the power to grant Teman his liberty. Then Teman will surely leave him. What other choice could a gypsy make? A Timeless Dreams title: While reaction to same-sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been positive, these stories celebrate M/M love in a manner that may address, minimize, or ignore historical stigma.
Waiting for Forever: Book IPart One: The Throwaway Boy As the country's religious and secular leaders battle over equality in the abstract, Brian McAllister and Jamie Mayfield live in the crossfire. In their little town of Crayford, Alabama, loving another boy is the worst kind of sin. Best friends since childhood, they explore their love and each other in Jamie's backyard tree house as they hide from the world. They happily plan for the future together--until their lives are rocked when their secret is exposed and Jamie's family intervenes. When hatred turns to violence in their sleepy little town, Brian tries to cope with the loss of his best friend, who is stolen in the night. In desperation, he turns to Adam, a new friend with a shared pain. Can Adam fill the hole left by Jamie's absence? The answer will change everything.Adapted from the award-winning Little Boy Lost series by J.P. Barnaby.100% of the author's royalties are being donated to help homeless LGBT kids find safe shelter.
Four friends; Lena, who is engaged to a basketball superstar, Denise, who is hoping that she will be the first in her family to graduate college, Freedom, who lives up to her name and Carmen, who needs to work on her self-esteem--lean on each other during their days at Freedom University.
Choices is a novel about lesbian love, depicting the joy, passion, conflicts and intensity of love between women In this straightforward, sensitive novel, Nancy Toder conveys the fear and confusion of a woman coming to terms with her sexual and emotional attraction to other women.
Choices is an engaging, light-hearted, contemporary story set in coastal South Carolina, where an African-American woman and Caucasian widower find love, opposition, and a surprising ally in the ghost of a deceased spouse.Lara Boyd is a woman who has lived the last six years happy in her career but unfulfilled in her personal life. An unanswered ultimatum given by her ex-fiancé left her uncertain and tentative, but when Ryan Andrews and his young son, Justin, enter her life, making choices and living with them takes on a whole new meaning.
On the cusp of his twenty-fifth birthday, Bo Sanford grows frustrated with his directionless life. Slaving away at his father's construction company all week and partying every weekend leaves him little time for introspection, but he knows it's time for a change. When his best friend, Mac, drags him to a college party, Bo catches sight of a girl. But not just any girl--the girl of his dreams: a delicate blonde-haired beauty with a pink scarf and a smile that promises warmth and humor. There's just one problem: she isn't a girl. Even after Bo discovers the truth, he keeps seeing Erick, and the choice to follow his heart despite the obstacles has profound repercussions on not only his sense of self but his relationship with his family and even his job. Being with Erick makes him all the more determined to be his own man and claw his way out from under his father's thumb. But Erick faces choices of his own: the choice to get involved with someone redefining his sexuality, the choice to trust again, and even the choice to believe love can last beyond the temporary.
Was he ready for commitment? It wasn't exactly a midlife crisis, but at thirty-seven, Sara Fletcher had fallen in love with a younger man. Evan McGrath was only thirty-two, and an engineer on short-term contract where she worked--not a man Sara would ever expect to put down roots or be a father to her adopted teenage daughter. Was she? Evan kept proving Sara wrong. He reached out to Sara's daughter--and she clearly adored him. He nursed Sara when she fell ill. Then Sara became pregnant, and she hesitated to tell Evan--not without giving him every chance to opt out. But was it Evan she was afraid to trust... or herself?
New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber takes readers back to church, where preaching isn't always enough, nothing goes better with the Word than a song--and it's time for some hard-earned lessons in love, brotherhood, and betrayal. Bishop T. K. Wilson has done all he can to make First Jamaica Ministries a success. But with his last choir director getting caught in a scandal, attendance and cash flow are down. To fill the pews and collection plates, Bishop is counting on a new choir director, the charismatic Aaron Mackie, to revive the church. Aaron has been waiting his entire life to prove he has what it takes to be a big-time choir director. But his ways around women, past and present, could cost him more than his job. Simone Wilcox is smart, sexy--and a highly respected church trustee. She's got her eye on the new choir director, with the intention of having a lot more on him, and no one is getting in her way. First Lady Monique Wilson does and says what she wants, regardless of church politics. Despite her shortcomings and a past rumored to include a long list of men, she'll do just about anything to protect the Bishop. You'd think the Bishop was being tested enough, with choir in-fighting, romantic jealousies, and personal vendettas. But a final piece of the puzzle has yet to be revealed: Someone has been robbing the church blind. Someone whose connection to the Bishop is far too close for comfort. . . . Praise For The Church SeriesUp To No GoodThis page-turning drama keeps readers in suspense until the very last page. --Upscale MagazineThe First LadyWeber gives us a front-row pew seat to all the action going down. . . --Essence®So You Call Yourself A ManA delightful and entertaining book. --Black Issues Book ReviewThe Preacher's SonWeber spins a lively, revelation-packed tale deepened by genuine emotion, convincing detail and smart dialogue. --Publishers Weekly
Angels are all around us-especially at Christmas! Greg Bennett hates Christmas. Divorced, almost friendless and about to lose his business, he has no time for what he considers sentimental nonsense. It takes three irrepressible angels to show him the truth. Shirley, Goodness and Mercy shall follow him-until he learns what Christmas is all about! Those Christmas Angels come down to earth again to respond to Anne Fletcher's prayer request. She wants her son, Roy, to meet a special woman-and the angels contrive to throw Julie Wilcoff in his path (literally!). Another Christmas, another angelic rescue. The three heaven-sent messengers reunite a divorced couple, bring peace of mind to an elderly man and grant a little boy's fondest wish. Because there's always joy Where Angels Go. Three stories of hope and seasonal cheer from Debbie Macomber, Official Storyteller of Christmas!
Trading Card: Charlie Winslow Nickname: "King of Manhattan" Occupation: Celebrity Blogger Marry/Date/One-night stand: One night...but it'll be fabulous!Secret passion: Shh! He's old-fashioned.Warning: Complete workaholic.Bottom line: Be genuine. Be yourself...Charlie Winslow isn't your average New York date-he's wealthy, successful and usually mingling with the A-list crowd. So how exactly did he get set up with Bree Kingston on Valentine's Day?Still, there's something about Bree. Her quirky style, her authenticity, or an unanticipated attraction that just keeps Charlie wanting more. And if Bree plays her trading card just right, this might be the luckiest-and nakedest-Valentine's Day ever!
Face it--love is a crapshoot. Say no to one guy and you might miss out on your soul mate. Say yes to another and you might find yourself in the middle of the world's most awkward threesome. This book grants you the ultimate dating fantasy: a do-over! Choose Your Own Love Story puts YOU in the driver's seat and lets you make over 50 choices and pick from 20 possible endings. Will you make out with sexy, brooding Zack, the mayor of red-flag island? Or will you settle down with Anthony, a gentle plumber with restless leg syndrome? If you don't like where you end up, go back and start again! How will your story end? Are you ready to find out?
Jerath is facing the biggest problem of his life. When boys in his shapeshifter village Eladir get their fangs, they must endure a coming-of-age rite called the Choosing, so they can take on their animal form. The rite is performed on the full moon, but the trouble is the Choosing involves having sex with a girl, and Jerath's only interested in boys. Even if he manages to somehow get through the rite, he doesn't know if he'll ever find a mate in his village, where opposite-sex couples are the norm. Even worse, he may miss the rite altogether after raiders attack his home and take several young men prisoner. Jerath will need the help of warriors if he's to free the captive shapeshifters, so with his best friend, Serim, he flees south to find aid. Along the way, they meet Meren, a handsome warrior whose attraction to Jerath is instant and very much returned. But with the next full moon approaching and available time for the prisoners to undergo the Choosing running out, Jerath's love life is far from his only worry.
For years, eighteen-year-old Corey Dunham has been a die-hard fan of the reality show and nationwide talent competition Choosing America's Next Superstar. Now he finally has his chance to show off his natural ability and perfect pitch--not to mention meet other talented young musicians like Jimmy Sawyer, a country crooner from Kentucky. In the cutthroat audition round, Corey and Jimmy get off on the wrong foot. It doesn't help that they seem to be complete opposites, both in terms of musical taste and personality. But when both make it through to the finals and become roommates, an unlikely romance blossoms. Reality show dating is nearly impossible. Corey worries that the competition itself could spell the end for them. At any time, voting results could send one of them home and force a separation. And one of the judges wants Corey for himself and will do anything to get Jimmy off the show. Can Corey and Jimmy win each other's heart, regardless of who wins the show?
Bryn McKay has always tried to save her brother from his risky choices, but a near-tragic truck accident landed him in prison and her in the hospital. Now, a year later, he's converted to radical Islam and escaped, vowing revenge on the people who put him there, including his sister.To clear her mind, Bryn goes on a rafting trip with her best friend, naturalist and outdoor guide Carter Danielson - and she wouldn't mind if things turned romantic. Unfortunately, Carter is a recovering alcoholic who shies away from commitment. That is, until the two of them stumble across her brother and must flee for their lives.Will Carter figure out where his heart lies, or will Bryn face her biggest fear: watching someone she loves die?Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
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