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"Maxie's cherished independence and her willingness to seek out new experiences alone and single should resonate with fans of cozy and atmospheric mysteries. " - Library Journal. After nine months on the road, sixty-something Maxie McNabb and her miniature dachshund Stretch are ready for some R&R, Alaska-style. But no sooner has Maxie parked the Mini-Winnie than a pleading phone call sends her flying to Hawaii. Karen Bailey, hobbled by an accident, needs Maxie's help. And one thing Maxie can't do is bail on a friend in need. Within hours of her arrival, a prowler tries to break in and someone sabotages the plumbing. And when Maxie hears Karen whispering into the phone "Don't call here. . . I'll call you when it's safe, when she's. . . " Maxie suspects that Karen is hiding something. Far from home and no longer behind the wheel, Maxie feels as though the ice is melting around her.
Genova Smith is a resourceful woman, but the Marquess of Ashart is a challenge even for her. Especially when she finds herself in the precarious position of accompanying him to the home of Lord Rothgar, Ashart's cousin and mortal enemy. Even more distressing, she and the infuriating rake have been caught in a passionate kiss, forcing her into the dangerous situation of pretending to be in love with the one man capable of stealing her heart Caught in an unwanted betrothal, Lord Ashart plays the game to protect a lady's virtue while pursuing darker purposes of his own. To survive, he must confront his cousin and his past, but the passion that ignites between him and Genova threatens everything. With her, he realizes he's finally met his match-and if he isn't careful, their staged engagement may turn into something deliciously real.
The Nethercott sisters return-and start believing in ghosts The Nethercott sisters-China, Jade, and Sian-recently lost their beloved father, who believed in ghosts with all his heart. Still, China is shocked when she sees a ghost in a Roman centurion's garb. Quintus Valerius is cursed to remain on earth until he can save one of his descendants from murder-work that has been done in vain, until now. With the help of China, he intends to save Alexander, Major Lord Braddock. Although Alexander balks at taking advice and protection from a ghost and a woman, China still can't keep herself from thinking of the handsome war hero in some very improper ways. But she's soon to learn the second half of the curse that Quintus forgot to mention: China's destiny may be tied to Alexander's-and equally deadly.
Fern and Colin Radcliffe were to have a conventional marriage. But after a shocking wedding night, Fern strikes out at her new husband in a fit of passionate independence-and awakens a craving in both husband and wife to cast off society's rules and mores. They spend their honeymoon alone at Colin's isolated estate- exploring a world of pain, pleasure, and power. But their exploration is interrupted by a devastating secret from Colin's past-a secret that threatens their future together, and their very lives. . .
In this follow-up to "What's a Ghoul to Do?," medium M. J. Holliday, Gilley, and Dr. Stephen Sable head to Lake Placid to vanquish a demon by the name of Hatchet Jack, who is terrorizing a boarding school. Original.
Yakima Henry ventures south of the border to save an old flame's brother from a Mexican prison-only to incur the wrath of deadly Apaches, scalp-hunting Rurales, and zealous revolutionaries. . .
An outlaw's reunion with his long-lost love incites violence in Little Aces, New Mexico-leaving only Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack able to keep the peace. . .
In the wake of a summer storm, terror descends. . . New York Times bestselling author Stephen King suspends a small town in a haze of terror-as humanity makes its last stand against unholy destruction. . . .
To gain access to the secrets of a legendary alchemist, Rome's vampires have allied themselves with creatures as evil and bloodthirsty as they are. The new leader of the city's vampire hunters - Lady Victoria Gardella Grantworth de Lacy - reluctantly turns to the enigmatic Sebastian Vioget for help, just as Maximilian Pesaro arrives to aid his fellow slayers, no matter what the sacrifice. Desire puts her at the mercy of Sebastian, while loyalty binds her to Max, but she does not know if she can trust either. Especially when a seductive vampire begins luring her into the shadows. . .
Visionary in scope,Intellectual Capitalis the first book that shows how to turn the untapped knowledge of an organization into its greatest competitive weapon. Thomas A. Stewart demonstrates how knowledge--not natural resources, machinery, or financial capital--has become the most important factor in economic life. Through practical advice, stories, and case histories, Stewart reveals how organizations and individuals can create and use the knowledge assets they need. Dazzling in its ability to make conceptual sense of the economic revolution we are living through, this ingenious book cuts through the vague rhetoric of &"paradigm shifts&" to show how the Information Age economy really works. Intellectual Capitalshould be read as if the futures of your company and your career depend on it. They do. From the Trade Paperback edition.
John McBride purchased a restaurant in the town of Suicide, hoping to put his past behind him. But with marauding Apaches, vicious outlaws, and rising tensions amongst the townsfolk, Suicide is a powder keg waiting to explode-and McBride's presence just may be enough to light the fuse. . . .
Emotionally and physically wounded ex-SEAL_Zachariah Tremayne has returned to his South C arolina home determined to shut out the world. Then he meets Sabrina Swann, who has also made a private journey home to put the tattered pieces of her own life back together. But as the two of them learn to love and trust again, a killer is lurking in the shadows, threatening to destroy everything they have fought so hard to rebuild. .
"Something really bad happened here. " So begins Army interrogator Tony Lagouranis's first briefing at Abu Ghraib. While Lagouranis's training stressed the rules of the Geneva Conventions, once in Iraq, he discovered that pushing the legal limits of interrogation was encouraged. Under orders, he-along with numerous other soldiers-abused and terrorized Iraqis by adding "enhancements" like dogs, hypothermia, and other techniques to "Fear Up Harsh"-the official tactic designed to frighten prisoners into revealing information. And he saw others do far worse. The first Army interrogator to publicly step forward and break the silence surrounding these tactics, Lagouranis reveals what went on in Iraqi prisons- raising crucial questions about American conduct abroad. .
From the author of Voyeur comes a sizzling novel about seven steamy nights in Sin City, each one hotter than the last. . . Brenna Cayton doesn't need a man. At least that's what she keeps telling herself. Then her boss sends her on a business trip to Vegas to make sure Damon Andros-the sexiest man in the entire music industry-doesn't live up to his bad boy image. But before she knows it, business turns to extreme pleasure as Damon brings out her naughty side, fulfilling every one of her wildest fantasies. Now, she has just seven sultry nights to commit every sin in the book. Because once Damon discovers her dirty little secret, he'll surely never indulge their lust again. . . .
For fans of The Tudors comes a captivating drama about the only woman who could defy Henry VIII -and keep her life. Mary Tudor, the headstrong younger sister of the ruthless King Henry VII, has always been her brother's favorite-but now she is also an important political bargaining chip. When she is promised to the elderly, ailing King Louis of France, a heartbroken Mary accepts her fate, but not before extracting a promise from her brother: When the old king dies, her next marriage shall be solely of her choosing. For Mary has a forbidden passion, and is determined, through her own cunning, courage, and boldness, to forge her own destiny. The Secret Bride is the triumphant tale of one extraordinary woman who meant to stay true to her heart and live her life just as her royal brother did- by her own rules. . . .
Fifteen years ago, Ellis Williams was seventeen, pregnant, abandoned by her father, and scared to death when she jumped off a Montana bridge. Then along came Louie, who saved her from shame with a beautiful lie. He changed several lives on that day. Now, recently widowed and with a troubled teenage daughter of her own, Ellis has returned to her childhood home, where life will catch her by surprise-and point her in new directions.
A riveting memoir from the Navy doctor praised as "Hero, M. D. " on the cover of Newsweek. Cdr. Richard Jadick's story is one of the most extraordinary to come out of the war in Iraq. At thirty-eight, the last place the Navy doctor was expected to be was on the front lines. He was too old to be called up, but not too old to volunteer. In November 2004, with the military reeling from an acute doctor shortage, Jadick chose to accompany the First Battalion, Eighth Marine Regiment (the "1/8") to Iraq. During the Battle of Fallujah, Jadick and his team worked tirelessly and courageously around the clock to save their troops in the worst street fighting Americans had faced since Vietnam. It is estimated that without Jadick at the front, the Marines would have lost an additional thirty men. Of the hundreds of men he treated, only one died after reaching a hospital. This is the inspiring story of his decision to enter into the fray, a fascinating glimpse into wartime triage, and a compelling account of courage under fire.
The Hot Lineis an on-call service that dispatches totally authentic, fully equipped firemen to explore the secret desires of women in need. It's an irresistible dare for three best friends wanting to feel the heat: a curious reporter, a talented lingerie designer, and a chef who loves things spicy. Each one is going to make her hottest firefighter fantasies come to life in these three thrilling novellas.
On the night their mother drowns, sisters Marnie and Diana Maitland discover there is more than one kind of death. There is the death of innocence, of love, and of hope. Each sister harbors a secret about that night-secrets that will erode their lives as they grow into adulthood. After ten years of silence between the sisters, Marnie is called back to the South Carolina Lowcountry by Diana's ex-husband, Quinn. His young son has returned from a sailing trip with his emotionally unstable mother, and he is refusing to speak. In order to help the traumatized boy, Marnie must reopen old wounds and bring the darkest memories of their past to the surface. And she must confront Diana, before they all go under. .
A bold and bawdy historical novel-from the acclaimed author of Too Great a Lady. Mary Robinson's talent, beauty, and drive led her from debtors' prison to the glamour and scandal of the London stage, where a star was born-and sold as society's darling, envied by women, and desired by men. From her shocking affair with the Prince of Wales to heartbreaking betrayals and a restless pursuit of true romance, this breathtaking novel paints a vivid portrait of a woman who changed history by doing as she pleased-for money, for fame, for pleasure, and above all, for love.
Tucked into the foothills of the Rockies lies the charming village of Lumby, where quirky but tolerant townsfolk usually make the best of any situation. Not a week goes by without some humorous mayhem occurring under the watchful eyes of the mayor, sheriff, and, of course, the town mascot, Hank, a pink flamingo who thinks he's a bald eagle. . . How Lumby has come to host a hot air balloon festival is a long story, but the town's residents are jumping right into preparations. But in the Lumby tradition, it won't all be blue skies and smooth sailing. . . .
A debut novelist who "writes with insight, humor, and complete control. If they ever make compassion an Olympic sport, Tina will have a room full of gold. "-Tim Sandlin It is an argument over pineapple pizza that finally prompts jewelry-maker Suzannah to leave her stale marriage for a ramshackle cabin in the foothills of Wyoming's majestic Teton Range. As she strings necklaces, she untangles her complicated relationships with the mother she's losing to Alzheimer's, and with the adopted son who's spent his life chasing after his birth mother. But it's her new home's previous owner, easygoing "Marlboro Man" Bo Garrett, who threatens the satisfying life Suzannah is building for herself-and inspires her to explore more fully what it means to truly stand on her own. . . .
Obsessed with a craving for revenge, and hiding a terrible secret, Ashleigh uses her skill for trickery and illusion-taught to her from birth-to torment the people she believes are hiding her parents' killers. But her overwhelming attraction to a warrior-monk wrecks her emotions and upsets all her plans. . .
The NEW YORK TIMES AND USA Today bestselling Darkyn series continues. . . Jayr is proud to be the only female ever permitted to serve as seneschal to a Darkyn lord. But in her centuries of service to Master Byrne, she has fallen in love with him. Now, Byrne plans to step down and hand over the Jardin to another Kyn lord-a move that threatens not only Jayr's position, but her very life. . . .
When asked to help identify a young woman who may not survive an attempted murder, Abby discovers a possible connection between the girl and a prominent Houston family-the questions about her past are getting stickier than pecan pie. Abby's about to learn the hard way that when she crawls out on a limb, she'd better be certain there's not someone behind her with a saw and a mean spirit. . . .