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Presley Parker's event-planning business is the toast of San Francisco. But when she ventures into Napa Valley to oversee her first wine tasting, an unexpected death could leave a stain on her reputation. ... For Presley Parker, a wine-tasting event at the boutique winery the Purple Grape is a job worth savoring. But she quickly discovers that, even in idyllic Napa Valley, local politics can have a bitter finish. JoAnne Douglas, president of the Green Grape Association environmental group, believes the wineries are damaging the local environment, and she's determined to sabotage the event. But Presley manages to pull the party off without a hitch. Until JoAnne's lifeless body is discovered under one of the tables.... JoAnne had plenty of enemies in the area, but all evidence points to Purple Grape owners Rob and Marie Christopher as the murderers. Now it's up to Presley to clear their names before someone else gets corked. Includes wine-tasting party tips! .
The New York Times bestselling author of Bared to You, Sylvia Day, draws us into the shadows of a seductive underworld where lycans, vampires and angels vie for supremacy... Elijah Reynolds is the most dominant of lycans, a rare Alpha whose skill on the hunt is surpassed only by his primal sexuality. When the lycans revolt due to the iron fist of angelic rule, he steps into command, becoming both enemy and coveted ally in the conflict between vampires and angels. Vashti is the second most powerful vampire in the world, a lethal beauty with a path of devastation in her wake. Tasked with proposing an alliance between vampires and the lycans who killed her mate, Vash approaches Elijah, whose need to avenge a friend demands Vash's death even as his passion demands her surrender. Soon, their enmity erodes beneath an all-consuming desire. Elijah has never encountered a woman whose warrior spirit and fierce sexual appetite rivals his own, while Vash is faced with the one man strong enough to be her equal. But as war looms, each must decide where their loyalty lies--with their own kind or with the enemy lover they can no longer live without. .
SEE HOW THE STARS CAN HELP YOU NAVIGATE 2013 As we begin the new year, these expert forecasts for 2013 offer valuable insights about the past and extraordinary predictions for the future. Brimming with tantalizing projections, this amazing guide will give you advice on romantic commitment, career moves, travel, and finance. Along with year overviews and detailed month-by-month predictions for every sign, you'll learn everything that's new under the stars, including: * What to expect from relationships with family and partners * New career opportunities for success in the future * Global shifts and world forecasts * And much more! Sydney Omarr's® Astrological Guide for You in 2013 .
As the Civil War rages through the South, two men take fate into their own hands as fortune hunters, venturing into Mexico where the sacred Bells of El Diablo, forged of pure gold, are said to be buried. . . The son of a wealthy plantation owner, Confederate Lieutenant James Dunn is young, brash, and a fierce fighter. But during a guerilla mission in the north Georgia mountains, he learns first-hand how horrific and destructive the war really is. Having lost his taste for bloodshed after a brutal act on a night-cloaked bridge, he goes AWOL. . . and he isn't alone. Crosseye Reeves, a former sharecropper on the Dunn plantation, was there to witness James' moment of horror. And he's had his own bellyful of war. Together, the men make for Denver, where a tale of treasure in Mexico gives them a new destination. . . perhaps even a new life.
BURNING UP Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack's on the trail of a gang of bank robbers, a mission that's led him right into the path of a raging wildfire. As the pines around him go up in flames, Burrack is determined to catch the murderous Cheyenne Kid and his gang and recover the money they stole. But Burrack isn't the only one with a case against the Kid. When Gilley Maclaine overhears the Cheyenne Kid reveal his plans to kill her, she swipes the money he promised her and gives him a swift kick on her way out the door. Burrack knows that robbing a robber is dangerous, and that the Kid won't let Gilley's betrayal go unpunished. Now he has to stick close to Gilley and hope that he can catch the outlaws before the wildfire catches him... .
At the top of the world. . . At the bottom of the sea. . . A war has begun. Below the polar ice cap, an American nuclear submarine moves quietly in the freezing water, tailing a new Russian sub. But the usual, unspoken game of hide-and-seek between opposing captains is ended when the Americans hear sounds of disaster and flooding, and the Russian sub sinks in a thousand feet of water. The American sub rushes to help, only to join its former quarry in the deep. The situation ignites tensions around the world. As both Washington and Moscow prepare for what may be the beginnings of World War III, the USS Toledo--led by young, untested Captain Joe Glass--heads to the location to give aid. He soon discovers that the incident was no accident. And the men behind it have yet to make their final move. A move only Glass can stop.
In steam age America, men, monsters, machines and magic battle to claim the same scrap of earth and sky. In this chaos, one man fights to hold on to his humanity--and his honor...<P> Life on the frontier is full of deceit and danger, but bounty hunter Cedar Hunt is a man whose word is his bond. Cursed with becoming a beast every full moon, Cedar once believed his destiny was to be alone. But now, Cedar finds himself saddled with a group of refugees, including the brother he once thought lost. <P> Keeping his companions alive is proving to be no easy task, in part because of the promise he made to the unpredictable Madder brothers--three miners who know the secret mechanisms of the Strange. To fulfill his pledge, Cedar must hunt a powerful weapon known as the Holder--a search that takes him deep into the savage underbelly of the young country and high into the killing glim-field skies defended by desperate men and deadly ships. <P> But the battles he faces are just a glimmer of a growing war stirring the country. To keep his word Cedar must navigate betrayal, lies, and treacherous alliances, risking everything to save the lives of those he has come to hold dear...
When the dead need to talk, Alex Craft is always ready to listen... As a Grave Witch, Alex solves murders by raising the dead--an ability that comes at a cost, and after her last few cases, that cost is compounding. But her magic isn't the only thing causing havoc in her life. While she's always been on friendly terms with Death himself, things have recently become a whole lot more close and personal. Then there's her sometime partner, agent Falin Andrews, who is under the glamour of the Winter Queen. To top everything off, her best friend has been forever changed by her time spent captive in Faerie. But the personal takes a backseat to the professional when a string of suicides occur in Nekros City and Alex is hired to investigate. The shades have no memory of the days leading up to their brutal endings, so despite the very public apparent suicides, this is murder. But what kind of magic can overcome the human will to survive? And why do the shades lack the memory of their deaths? Searching for the answer might mean Alex won't have a life to remember at all... .
While working for several years in a comic book store, MRTIM started drawing the more memorable customers and the things that they said. Based on the blog of the same name, and featuring popular entries as well as brand-new cartoons, Our Valued Customers chronicles the lively, witty, and often acerbic opinions and comments of the customers who shop at comic book stores, providing a fascinating glimpse into the inner world of the devoted comic book fan. .
Extreme Cosmos: A Guided Tour of the Fastest, Brightest, Hottest, Heaviest, Oldest, and Most Amazing Aspects of Our Universeby Bryan Gaensler
A star-gazer since childhood, astronomer Gaensler has not lost his wide-eyed fascination with the stars. In this engaging, accessible, and eye-opening read, he gives readers a guided tour of the universe, with an emphasis on the extremes of temperature, light, and more.
As a child Stephanie Lucianovic lived for years on grilled cheese and created an elaborate system for disposing of revolting food involving bookshelves, holiday centerpieces, and, later, boyfriends. She agonized not over meeting her future in-laws, but over the peaches they served her. As an adult, this picky eater found herself in the most unlikely of circumstances: a graduate of culinary school who became a cheesemonger and then a food writer. Along the way, she realized just how common her plight was. It wasn't surprising to discover that picky eating is an issue for millions of kids, but who knew there are even support groups for adults who can't overcome it? Yet remarkably little is known about the science of picky eating, and cultural and historical questions abound. Are picky eaters destined to ascend to a higher plane of existence, and what happens when picky eaters fall in love or go to restaurants? How can you tell if you're a "supertaster"? How does the gag reflex affect pickiness (and what secrets do sword swallowers impart to help overcome it)? Suffering Succotash is a wide-angle look into the world of picky eating, told by a writer who's been in the culinary trenches. With wit and charm, through visits to laboratories specializing in genetic analysis, attempts to infiltrate the inner workings of a "feeding" clinic, and interviews with fellow picky eaters and adventurous foodies young and old, Stephanie explores her own food phobias and gets to the bottom of what repulses us about certain foods, what it really means to be a picky eater, and what we can do about it. .
When Beth Bernstein's mother unexpectedly passed away, Beth's life was forever changed, as she knew that she'd lost not only her best friend, but also a big part of herself. In this heartwarming and moving memoir, Beth learns how to link together the platinum memories of the jewelry handed down to her by the woman who taught her how to love, overcome obstacles, and (most important) accessorize. As a young girl, Beth learned that not all engagements came with a ring. The unconventional engagement watch Beth's father gave her mother, her mom's postdivorce transformation from wearing Jackie O pearls to donning love beads--each piece of jewelry represents an intimate memory, a reminder to rise above life's challenges and enjoy its triumphs. And there are also Beth's own experiences with rocky romances, of the too many engagement rings she fell in love with and the too few men who could commit. She tells the story of these relationships with sparkles of hilarity and glimmers of hope, conjuring up lost keepsakes and fiery moments--until she realizes that the brightest gems are the ones you give yourself, and finds freedom she never thought possible. .
In a gripping historical novel of suspense and romance from the national bestselling author of The Queen's Governess, two women fight to defeat the enemies of the precarious Tudor monarchy by uncovering the secrets of the dead. . . London, 1501. In a time of political unrest, Varina Westcott, a young widow and candle maker for court and church, agrees to perform a clandestine service for Queen Elizabeth of York, wife of Henry VII--carve wax figures of four dead children, two of her offspring lost in infancy and her two brothers, the Princes of the Tower, whose mysterious disappearance years ago has never been solved. Having lost a child herself, Varina feels a sympathetic bond with the queen. And as she works under the watchful eye of handsome Nicholas Sutton, an ambitious assistant to the royals, she develops feelings of quite a different nature. . . Then news comes from Wales of the unexpected death of newly married Prince Arthur, the queen's eldest child and heir to the throne. Deeply grieving, Elizabeth suspects that Arthur did not die of a sudden illness, as reported, but was actually murdered by her husband's enemies. This time her task for Varina and Nicholas is of vital importance--travel into the Welsh wilderness to investigate the prince's death. But as the couple unearths one unsettling clue after another, they begin to fear that the conspiracy they're confronting is far more ambitious and treacherous than even the queen imagined. And it aims to utterly destroy the Tudor dynasty. .
The author of Sisters of the Sari presents a richly emotional journey of two women drawn together by an unexpected and unwanted bond... Lesley McCoy works in a day-care center, and she is planning to start a family of her own. Her husband, David, is a homebody whose job as a wilderness guide takes him away for long periods--but when he's home, he's the best partner Lesley could imagine. Kendra McCoy is a successful businesswoman whose husband, Eric, is an analyst who specializes in Middle Eastern politics. He supports her enthusiasm and drive to succeed, and is the perfect partner--when he's home between assignments. While trying to identify a man who collapses in a Portland, Oregon, coffee shop, two wallets are found: one belonging to David McCoy, the other to Eric McCoy. Devastated by their comatose husband's betrayal, Kendra and Lesley reluctantly join forces in an attempt to piece together a true picture of the man they both fell in love with. Instead, they uncover a vast web of deceit as they learn their husband lived a third life neither of them suspected. .
The true story of the World War II Pacific naval battle that pitted the USS Intrepid's naval aviators against Japan's superbattleship Musashi. . . and made a dramatic difference in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. October 24, 1944: As World War II raged, six young American torpedo bombers were sent on a search-and-destroy mission in the Sibuyan Sea. Their target: the superbattleship Musashi, the pride of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The pilots were tasked with preventing the immense enemy warship from inflicting damage on American supply ships. Little did these men know that they had embarked on the opening round of history's greatest-and last-epic naval battle. Two bomber crews launched in the first wave of attackers were shot out of the sky. Only pilot Will Fletcher survived the crash landing. Adrift at sea, Will made his way to land and escaped into the jungles of the Philippines, where he eluded capture by the Japanese with the help of Filipino guerrillas, whose ranks he joined to fight against their common enemy. Intrepid Aviators is the thrilling true story of these brave bomber pilots, their daring duel with the Musashi, and Will Fletcher's struggle to survive as a guerrilla soldier. The sinking of Musashi inflicted a crucial blow in the Battle of Leyte Gulf and marked the first time in history that aviators sank a Japanese battleship on the high seas. MAIN SELECTION OF THE MILITARY BOOK CLUB INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS .
The New York Times bestselling author of the "enthralling thriller"* Vision Impossible is back with her newest Psychic Eye mystery, in which psychic Abigail Cooper must rely on her inner vision to search for a missing woman... When a mysterious client approaches Abby with a cryptic message about a young mother who has vanished, Abby is more than willing to get involved. After all, it's the perfect distraction from dealing with the headache of her sister Cat - who has flown into town and turned Abby and Dutch's impending nuptials into Weddingpalooza. After Abby recruits her business partner and BFF, Candice, to assist, they meet with the parents of the missing woman. But the parents refuse to put their faith in a psychic. What's worse, due to a grave misunderstanding, the family suspects Abby has a connection to their daughter's husband - the man they believe to be responsible for her disappearance. So while the family may be blind to the truth, with a potential killer in her sights, Abby is determined to keep her eyes wide open. . . * Genre Go Round Reviews .
In a world so dark and seductive, expect nothing less than a triple-cross in the explosive all-new Ghostwalker novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan. . . In an underground club, a high-ranking public official spends his secret nights indulging in fantasies as exciting as they are depraved. For a seductive employee of the Dungeon, it's her job to fulfill them. But she's playing a far more dangerous game--one of blackmail, politics, and murder that reaches into the shadow world of the Ghostwalkers, and the creation of a spectacular, one-of-a-kind new weapon of defense. But when a dictator makes his own catastrophic moves, the Ghostwalkers have no choice but to bring in two major players--a man and woman both driven by passion and revenge. Both expendable. Both with nothing left to lose.
In book four of New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross's Shelter Bay series, when Irish movie star Mary Joyce accepts an invitation to a film festival in Shelter Bay, she encounters a stoic man who may be everything she's ever dreamed of.
Everyone thinks A. J. Sutherland is crazy to buy a rogue stallion that no rider or trainer has been able to tame. But if anybody has the hustle to make something out of that hell-raiser, it's A. J. She can't do it alone, however, so she goes after the great Devlin McCloud, an equestrian legend with a bad leg -- and a worse attitude. Devlin recognizes a fighter when he sees one -- and that horse isn't a wallflower, either. Before he knows it, he's got a wild stallion in his empty stable and a hotheaded, heavenly-bodied rider sleeping on his couch. But can he get all three of them through the championship in one piece? This passion he's found with his rider is compromising training -- and at this level of competition, any distraction is not just unprofessional but downright deadly. . . . "Fans of Nora Roberts. . . will savor every well-written page. " -- Booklist"Truly awesome. " -- Huntress Book Reviews
BURNING BED In her youth, her fiery temper and wild ways earned her the nickname Naughty Nellie. But this close kin to Marshal Billy Vail is no killer--at least Billy doesn't think so. A jury in Carson City disagrees, and they've sentenced Nellie to hang for burning her husband alive in their marriage bed. Billy has always turned to his best deputy marshal to put out his fires--but this time it's personal. Longarm barely has time to rekindle his romance with a Denver waitress before he lights out for Carson City. After he sees Nellie, he's determined to make sure an innocent widow doesn't go to the gallows--and a match-happy murderer burns in hell... .
The latest psychological thriller from the internationally bestselling author of The Wrong Mother and The Cradle in the Grave It's past midnight, but Connie Bowskill can't sleep. To pass the time, she logs on to a real estate website in search of a particular house, one she is obsessed with for reasons she's too scared to even admit to herself. As she clicks through the virtual tour, she comes across a scene from a nightmare: a woman lying facedown on the living room floor in a pool of blood. But when she returns to show her husband, there is no body, no blood--just a perfectly ordinary room, with a perfectly clean beige carpet. The sixth book in Sophie Hannah's beloved Zailer and Waterhouse series, The Other Woman's House offers unforgettable suspense and a heart-stopping conclusion that Ruth Rendell and Tana French fans will love. .
These expert forecasts for 2012 offer valuable insights about the past and extraordinary predictions for the future: -What to expect from relationships with family and partners -New career opportunities for success in the future -Lucky days for every month of the year -And much more! .
Reach for the stars-and a bright future-with Sydney Omarr's Predictions for 2011 Month by month forecasts for every zodiac sign from America's most accurate astrologer As the new year begins, these expert forecasts for 2011 offer valuable insights about the past and extraordinary predictions for the future. Brimming with tantalizing projections, this amazing guide provides advice on romantic commitment, career moves, travel, and finance. Along with year overviews and detailed month-by-month predictions for every sign, readers will learn everything that's new under the stars, including: *What to expect from relationships with family and partners *New career opportunities for success in the future *Lucky days for every month of the year *And much more! View other astrological guides for the year 2011: Sydney Omarr's Day-By-Day Astrological Guide for the Year 2011: Aries Sydney Omarr's Day-By-Day Astrological Guide for the Year 2011: Taurus Sydney Omarr's Day-By-Day Astrological Guide for the Year 2011: Gemini Sydney Omarr's Day-By-Day Astrological Guide for the Year 2011: Cancer Sydney Omarr's Day-By-Day Astrological Guide for the Year 2011: Leo Sydney Omarr's Day-By-Day Astrological Guide for the Year 2011: Virgo Sydney Omarr's Day-By-Day Astrological Guide for the Year 2011: Libra Sydney Omarr's Day-By-Day Astrological Guide for the Year 2011: Scorpio Sydney Omarr's Day-By-Day Astrological Guide for the Year 2011: Sagittarius Sydney Omarr's Day-By-Day Astrological Guide for the Year 2011: Capricorn Sydney Omarr's Day-By-Day Astrological Guide for the Year 2011: Pisces .
A RISKY ENDEAVOR Strapped for cash, Luke Sunday takes a job as a scout for the army's war against the Sioux. Raised by the Cheyenne and Crow, he runs afoul of the army when they attack a peaceful Cheyenne village, believing it to be Sioux leader Sitting Bull's camp. When he accuses them of wrongdoing, the outlaw Bill Bogart leads the charge to oust him from the campaign. Set adrift, he happens upon the Freemans, who need a guide to the Gallatin Valley. When they meet the sinister-looking Sunday, they're hesitant to hire him. But when Mr. Freeman is killed in a Sioux attack and the reckless Bogart shows up, Mrs. Freeman must put her trust in the man called Sunday. .
Paul Christopher's Valley of the Templars is the next exciting John Holliday novel. Retired Army Ranger John Holliday and his friend Eddie travel to Cuba in search of Eddie's mysteriously vanished brother-and find themselves desperately trying to stop a shocking plot of a secret Templar cabal that has been growing for five hundred years. As the conspiracy tightens the corrupt and dying Castro regime in an iron grip, Holliday must find Eddie's brother before it is too late . . . and the secret horror of what lies in the Valley of Death is revealed. Valley of the Templars is the latest rip-roaring adventure thriller from the author of The Sword of the Templars. John Halliday returns in this gripping adventure. Fans of Chirs Kuzneski, Charles Brokaw and Dan Brown won't be able to put this down. Paul Christopher is the pseudonym of a bestselling US novelist who lives in the Great Lakes region.