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The Everything Wedding Book

by Katie Martin

Ever since it was published as the first book in the Everything series, The Everything Wedding Book has been the go-to resource for brides-to-be. Now it's back and better than ever! Written by trusted wedding planner and expert Katie Martin, this new and improved edition includes information on:Multicultural and interfaith ceremoniesHaving a nontraditional weddingFloral design, with a new lighting and décor sectionPlanning an eco-friendly weddingUsing the Internet to set up a wedding website and to buy products and services From the guest list and invitations to the honeymoon and thank-you cards, this is the definitive guide for anyone planning, helping to plan, or hoping to someday plan the wedding of her dreams!

The Everything Job Interview Question Book

by Dawn Rosenberg Mckay

An expert guide to the answers that will get you hired! What's the surefire way to overcome the stress of a job interview and get the job you want? Be prepared! It isn't enough to be qualified and have a stellar resume--you need to ace the interview as well. The Everything Job Interview Question Book arms you with the best answers to hundreds of questions, including: What do you think this job offers that your last job did not? How would those who worked under you describe you as a supervisor? What do you consider to be your biggest weakness? Have you ever been in a situation where the majority disagrees with you? What did you do? What motivates you to go above and beyond the call of duty? Tell me about something you failed at. What about your current job isn't very rewarding? What does success mean to you? If I asked your current employer to tell us about your accomplishments, what do you think he would say? Based on what you know about this company, how will you contribute to it? Plus, you'll also find help with handling inappropriate questions, advice on questions to ask employers, and tips on handling remote interviews. This valuable resource provides you with expert advice on what to say--and what not to say--giving you the confidence you need to succeed and land the job of your dreams.

Providence

by Lisa Colozza Cocca

The eldest of ten children on a dirt-poor farm, Becky trudges through life as a full-time babysitter, trying to avoid her father's periodic violent rages. When the family's barn burns down, her father lays the blame on Becky, and her own mother tells her to run for it. Run she does, hopping into an empty freight car. There, in a duffel bag, Becky finds an abandoned baby girl, only hours old. After years of tending to her siblings, sixteen-year-old Becky knows just what a baby needs. This baby needs a mother. With no mother around, Becky decides, at least temporarily, this baby needs her. When Becky hops off the train in a small Georgia town, it's with baby "Georgia" in her arms. When she meets Rosie, an eccentric thrift-shop owner, who comes to value and love Becky as no one ever has, Becky rashly claims the baby as her own. Not everyone in town is as welcoming as Rosie, though. Many suspect Becky and her baby are not what they seem. Among the doubters is a beautiful, reclusive woman with her own terrible loss and a long history with Rosie. As Becky's life becomes entangled with the lives of the people in town, including a handsome boy who suspects Becky is hiding something from her past, she finds her secrets more difficult to keep. Becky should grab the baby and run, but her newfound home and job with Rosie have given Becky the family she's never known. Despite her guilt over leaving her mother alone, she is happy for the first time. But it's a happiness not meant to last. When the truth comes out, Becky has the biggest decision of her life to make. Should she run away again? Should she stay--and fight? Or lie? What does the future hold for Becky and Georgia? With a greatness of heart and a stubborn insistence on hope found in few novels of any genre, Providence proves that home is where you find it, love is an active verb, and family is more than just a word. "When 16-year-old Becky Miller rescues an abandoned newborn, a nontraditional family is born, attracting other warm-hearted women into its folds. Reading Providence is like cozying up with longtime friends in front of a homey fire." --Sherry Shahan, author of Skin and Bones (Albert Whitman & Co.) "A beautifully written tale about trying to make the right choice when there might not be one." --Wendy Mass, author of A Mango-Shaped Space (Little Brown Books for Young Readers)

Mr. Selfridge's Romance of Commerce

by Harry Gordon Selfridge

A captivating look inside the heart and mind of Harry Selfridge! Founder of one of the greatest department stores in the world, Harry Gordon Selfridge reopens his doors--and extravagant life--in this updated edition of his classic work. From his striking window displays during the holidays to his glittering love affairs with the most beautiful women in Europe, this book reveals the secrets behind his success as a tycoon. Filled with revolutionary thoughts about business, leadership, and society, Selfridge will inspire you with powerful aphorisms like: People will sit up and take notice of you if you will sit up and take notice of what makes them sit up and take notice. The boss drives his men; the leader coaches them. The customer is always right. With Mr. Selfridge's Romance of Commerce, you will uncover the innovative ideas that helped launch London's most iconic department store and that changed the lives of women and businessmen everywhere.

Blitzkrieg Love

by Livia Olteano

"Don't try to be my hero. Don't care about me. Don't let go."Twenty-two-year-old Beatrice Stevens lives to dance. Two years ago she walked in on the picture of horror: after stabbing her mom 34 times, her father killed himself. She found his corpse still clutching at her mom's, determined not to let go of her even in death. Now Beatrice freaks out if she's hugged, loomed over, or receives attention from daddy-type guys. Unless she's dancing - the one thing that feeds her soul and saves her time after time.Anthony Gowl wants Beatrice from the moment she bumps her adorable nose into his chest. That desire turns into a burning need after he sees her dance. But he's the overprotective type - he can't help it, it's part of him ever since his sister ODed seven years ago. His savior complex makes him the perfect opposite of what Beatrice needs.But she can't seem to shake him. He's both scary and exciting, even when he kneels at her feet. And the closer he gets, the more that toxic waste in her soul threatens to explode.Sensuality Level: Hot

The Bargain

by Christine S. Feldman

Tomboy Shannon Mahoney has always been a lot more comfortable with power tools than high heels or lipstick, and she wishes she could reinvent herself and finally tell her perfect boss, Drew Kingston, she has had a crush on him since high school. But she is just as tongue-tied and awkward around him now as she ever was, and long-familiar patterns are hard things from which to break free . . .Ladies' man Michael is a former bad boy looking for redemption. He is desperate to atone for past mistakes that he made with his family, but younger brother Drew has cut him out of his life and refuses to even speak to him. Which means Michael needs help getting to Drew.And so he approaches Shannon with a proposition: If she will get Drew to agree to hear him out, Michael will mentor Shannon in how to win his brother's heart. Suspicious of Michael's motives, Shannon initially enters into the bargain just to make sure Michael isn't actually in town to cause trouble for Drew, but the two unlikely allies are surprised to discover they enjoy each other's company far more than either expected.Shannon starts to realize that maybe love isn't about reinventing yourself after all. It's about finding your perfect match.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

Fusion

by Candace Sams

In the distant future, the entire galaxy is being decimated by the savage Condorian race. Two surviving allied fighters on an outlying world are doing everything they can to keep the enemy at bay. Colonel Soldar Nar and Sergeant Lyra Markham mean to get aboard an enemy vessel by pretending to be a travelling sex show. They''ll perform for the voyeuristic amusement of their foes, fight their way to the bridge, and then call in a last massive strike. For them this is a one-way ticket. They're prepared to die right along with the enemy. But somewhere between duty and impending death the two allies form a bond. Lyra and Soldar are no longer warriors slated for martyrdom. They've learned there's an eternal light in all of us, a power no one in the universe can dim. It's the ultimate fusion between two hearts. Sensuality Level: Sensual

Under the Full Moon

by Bobbi Romans

Deep in the humid swamps, a sorcerous war rages. Demetrius, heir to the late Swamp Witch, hunts down the men his mother left bound by her dark magic.Cursed to be a laughably undangerous swamp creature, armadillo shifter Damien stays deep in his cave. Well hidden and out of sight.Until he met Grace.Grace gave up on love ten years ago, when her fiancé, Henry, disappeared in the swamp. Yeah, she'd heard tales of swamp men, swamp witches, and cursed creatures, but she hadn't truly believed in them. Then she met Damien.As enemies emerge and alliances tangle, one thing becomes clear: only the strongest will survive. Thrust together in the face of imminent danger, Grace and Damien become close, connecting in ways they'd never imagined, until a secret from the past threatens their fledgling bond.As the future collides with the past, the duo fight to stay alive and to discover if true love really can strike twice.Sensuality Level: Sensual

Rock Her

by Rachel Cross

She's a small town nurse who had to grow up fast. He's rock music's most infamous guitarist. When a day at the beach turns life or death, their worlds collide, and no one will ever be the same. Kate Gibson's life has been all about family. She spent her high school years taking care of her dying mother, and her college years raising her younger sister.Alec Sawyer's past was an excess of everything: drugs, parties, rock, sex, and money. His downfall had been long, spectacular, and public.Thrown together by fate and the media, Kate and Alec find themselves falling in love. But dating in the spotlight has its downside, and some secrets are better left in the dark.Sensuality Level: Sensual

The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World Trivia

by Susan Veness

Test your knowledge of Disney's little-known facts and history! You've been to Disney World hundreds of times and can rattle off the entire spiel for the Jungle Cruise from memory, but how much do you really know about these imaginative theme parks and their attractions? From the fastest rides and the tallest sculptures to the parks' enchanting history and hidden gems, this trivia challenge doesn't miss a single detail--no matter how small. Full of Disney's best-kept secrets and facts, you will spend hours racking your brain trying to figure out answers to questions such as, "What is the name of the award Walt Disney created for special Cast Members?" and "What is so special about the dentures Dr. Winch is promoting at Country Bear Jamboree?" A treasure trove of challenging Disney World trivia, this book is guaranteed to stump even the biggest Mickey Mouse fan!

The Count of Monte Cristo (Crimson Romance)

by Alexandre Dumas Monica Corwin

Edmond Dantes thinks life is grand until he is arrested and imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. Upon his ill-gotten freedom, armed with the map to find a vast and endless treasure, Edmond embarks on an adventure to redeem his honor and seek vengeance for the long years he suffered locked away in prison.<P><P> French men and sensuality go hand in hand, and although Edmond has been out of the game of love for sometime, he learns how to get exactly what he wants, and who. Betrayal, lust, rage, and hope all run along the same emotional vein and Edmond learns how to twist people's emotions toward exactly what he needs to gain his redemption.

A Demon in Waiting

by Holley Trent

After twenty-eight years, skeptic John Tate is cast out of his cult. As he has neither money nor education, he's completely without prospects. That is, until Gulielmus, his long-silent demon daddy, swoops in with a job offer this half incubus can't refuse: seducing women for Team Hell. Sounds like a great gig for a virgin.Ariel Thomas knows smart women don't stop for hitchhikers, but the one she spots on the Arizona roadside lures her like an irresistible mirage. For once in her well-regimented life she decides to do something out of character, and offers the gorgeous hobo a ride. She's got a long drive ahead to North Carolina, and what better way to stay awake behind the wheel than to have eye candy to ogle?John's unsophisticated charm makes Ariel swoon, and he's enthralled by her worldliness. The two fall hard and fast, but Gulielmus wants to put the skids on their cross-country love affair. John may be hiding his true nature, but Ariel has some secrets in her family tree Team Hell won't forgive.Demon spawn aren't supposed to fall in love with their prey, and John is forced to make the age-old choice: good versus evil. Who'd be easier to run from--his powerful demon father or the woman who actually thinks he's worth loving?Sensuality Level: Sensual

Destination Wedding

by Robyn Neeley

Wedding planner Kate Ashby's fear of flying is eased by a sexy stranger and one slow lip lock that rockets her into another obit.CEO Luke Cannon has just traded seats with his identical twin. Little did he know that an innocent kiss while pretending he was his brother would soon create havoc.What happens in the air doesn't stay up there. Once on tropical land, Kate believes that the handsome stranger who gave her the best kiss of her life is now her new client, Drew Cannon, fiancé to the beautiful and wealthy Lauren Kincaid. While Kate struggles with the intense feelings she thinks she has for Drew, Luke discovers Kate's been hired to plan his brother's destination wedding. He also realizes the initial sparks they shared 30,000 feet up are now mistakenly aimed at Drew.Can Luke get Kate to realize that the feelings she has are for him? He's got forty-eight hours in paradise to try.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

Change My Mind

by Elley Arden

Nothing is going to stop Nel Parker from raising her fledgling real estate agency to the top of the heap. When she returns two dogs to a million-dollar mansion with a dumpster in the driveway, she thinks the house is her lucky break. But the owner turns out to be a moody professional baseball player with a complicated agenda of his own, leaving Nel to fear her plans for real estate domination are doomed.Centerfielder Grey Kemmons is spending the off-season renovating the house he inherited from his father. It's a miserable job, but he's doing it anyway - because somebody has to pay back the money his father stole. When a spitfire of a woman in a surprisingly attractive package shows up wanting to list the house, he agrees to pacify her with a tour, never expecting the mutually beneficial business relationship that ensues.As weeks go by, business turns to pleasure with Nel and Grey believing the temporary nature of their time together will protect their hearts. Too bad nothing can protect them or prepare them for love.Sensuality Level: Sensual

The Tempestuous Debutante

by Becky Lower

It's Jasmine Fitzpatrick's year to shine at this season's Cotillion and men will be throwing themselves at her. But she sets her sights on a man she's never met, the Viscount of Foxborough. He's wealthy and has an English title. Only a few things stand in her way: a wealthy, young, beautiful widow who captures the viscount's attention immediately, her fear of riding horses when he owns a breeding stable and racetrack, and the viscount's stableboy, Parr.Parr O'Shaughnessy loses his heart to Jasmine the moment he meets her. However, he has no title to interest her. He left behind an impoverished existence in Ireland when the viscount offered to bring him and his famous horse to America to build a dynasty together. He believes Jasmine barely noticed him when she was introduced - she only had eyes for the viscount. He struggles with his loyalty to the viscount and his love for Jasmine. But winning her love might mean losing all he has worked for.Sensuality Level: Sensual

Singapore Fling

by Alexia Adams

Lalita Evans has always instinctively sensed that she is not the biological child of John and Julia Evans. So she has done everything she can to be the perfect daughter, the perfect future CEO of the family business. Her focus only slipped once in the past five years, when she met Jeremy Lakewood. Now her father has appointed Jeremy as Director of Marketing, and the one man who can melt her mind with a single kiss is to accompany her on a tour of the Asian offices. But before she can listen to her heart, Lalita needs to discover her true identity and learn to put personal desires ahead of corporate profits.Jeremy Lakewood is not afraid of a challenge. Rising from an impoverished childhood to the upper echelons of the corporate world has allowed him to live up to his vow to support his widowed mother and disabled sister. The one crater in his road to success is Lalita Evans, the one that got away and the only woman who has ever turned his blood to molten lava. She's not only the woman he can't forget, but also his boss's daughter. Sent to Asia with her on business, her father's warning echoes in his ears - seduce Lalita and his career is over. Will he risk his livelihood and all the success he's achieved to win the woman who haunts his dreams?Eight countries in three weeks, a quest to find a birth mother, and a mutual attraction as intense as it is inconvenient leaves both Lalita and Jeremy questioning what they really want in life - love or their careers?Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

Daisy Miller

by Henry James Gabrielle Vigot

Daisy Miller will forever be a classic story of courtship. But the original novella is not a romance, per se, because the unrequited love of both of the two main characters, Daisy Miller and Frederick Winterbourne, longs for a happy and salaciously steamy conclusion. That's why modern author Gabrielle Vigot added a few key saucy scenes to enhance the relationship and sexual tension that is insinuated in Henry James's civilized original story.Daisy is a flirt and Winterbourne thinks he has her figured out. But little does he know that throughout his courtship, Daisy's attitude toward him is hardly that of the easy, swooning American girl he expected. Daisy makesWinterbourne's heart ache for her with her vampish teasing, confounds him deliciously, and infuriates him to the bitter end.Dear reader, you know you'll want to find out whether Daisy just simply loves to flirt with all of the impeccably dressed gentlemen of Rome, or whether she is partial to well-mannered but increasingly annoyed Winterbourne. Will Winterbourne's heart give up on her in the end, or will his feelings mature enough for him to claim her for himself once and for all?Daisy Miller was Henry James's most popular and controversial piece, and the original book printer sold 20,000 copies in a matter of weeks. Editor Geoffrey Moore preferred the fine writing in the original versions over thelater versions, and thus the purity of the first American version serves as the base for this Wild and Wanton edition.Sensuality Level: Sensual

Kiss Me, Katie

by Monica Tillery

Talented fiddler Katie McCoy finds out that her band, Sterling, will join the very famous, extremely handsome Blake Jackson on his Country Summer Nights tour. Her career is taking off, but after dating too many guys who let her down, her love life is going nowhere.Blake is America's biggest country star, and he can date a different beautiful woman every night of the week. After years on the road, each woman starts to seem the same and none of them ever want more than the experience of dating a celebrity. In Katie, he finally finds a woman who is interested in who he is as a man, someone who loves him for his true self. Being on tour together is a bit like being in a relationship pressure cooker, and things get serious. Everything moves faster than outside in the real world. Theirs is a match made in music heaven, but in three short weeks, Katie's band leaves the tour and she'll be out of his arms. Katie wants true love more than anything else, but her tour bus is heading back to Texas with or without her. Sterling's new level of success means that her career must take top priority and any man she's with will have to respect that. She's done with guys who don't take her career seriously, and Blake can't leave his own tour. How can they stay together when their paths have them moving in opposite directions? Will they find a way to make it work or say goodbye?Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

The Everything Mediterranean Cookbook

by Peter Minaki

Hundreds of recipes for healthy Mediterranean meals! People who live in the Mediterranean region enjoy one of the healthiest diets in the world--they have the lowest rates of chronic diseases and one of the highest life expectancies in the world. Thanks to a local diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and of course, olive oil, a healthy lifestyle is a staple of the Mediterranean culture. Open The Everything Mediterranean Cookbook, 2nd Edition to find 300 of the most sumptuous--and healthy--recipes that the Mediterranean has to offer, including: Breakfast baklava french toast Fried calamari Roasted beets with almond-potato skordalia Greek summer sangria Lemon meringue phyllo tarts Just because you don't live in the Mediterranean doesn't mean you can't eat like you do! With this easy-to-use cookbook, you have everything you need to enjoy the lush, vibrant foods of the Mediterranean--all at home!

The Green Smoothie Garden

by Catherine Abbott Tracy Russell

Green smoothies straight from your garden! Smoothies blended with fresh, crisp greens and natural fruit juices will increase your daily vegetable intake, boost your energy, and improve your overall well-being--and they don't have to cost a fortune! The Green Smoothie Garden teaches you how to make the healthiest green smoothies without breaking the bank. Featuring simple instructions and valuable gardening tips, this book shows you how to grow the vegetables in your favorite smoothies and incorporate them into a variety of delicious recipes. From kale to spinach to collards, the nutrient-rich greens featured in these tasty smoothies can be produced in any gardening space, so you'll be able to reap the benefits of a homegrown green smoothie no matter where you live. The Green Smoothie Garden gives you the advice and tools you need to make the most nutritious drinks right at home and at a fraction of the cost!

Far from the Madding Crowd

by Thomas Hardy Pan Zador

An earthy tale of country loving in 1870s England; Bathsheba Everdene is that unusual combination - a beautiful young woman who is also mistress of her own farm. Proposals of marriage are not long in coming, but with her lack of experience in judging men, how can she possibly choose between the solid young shepherd Gabriel Oak, the dignified squire Farmer Boldwood, or the dashing sergeant of Hussars, Francis Troy?Now with added explicit scenes of seduction, shameless pursuit, and solitary frustration - as we follow Bathsheba's initiation into physical love.Sensuality Level: Sensual

Crashing the Congressman’s Wedding

by Elley Arden

Alice Cramer is tired of being pitied for her family's transgressions, so she resolves to break out of the gutter and into the spotlight. As long as her local congressman can forget about their checkered past and help her secure a federal grant to open Harmony Falls Little Theatre, she'll be the brightest star in town. But when Alice stands up in church and stops the congressman's wedding, she dives headfirst into fresh scandal.Why is Harmony Fall's golden boy, Justin Mitchell, speeding down the interstate sans a new wife but with the local drama queen he's been trying his whole life to avoid? Alice Cramer may have saved him the hassle of an arranged marriage to a woman he didn't love, but she's also put a business transaction big enough to save an entire town in jeopardy - not to mention his reputation.Soon Alice and Justin are dredging up and indulging in an attraction that threatens all their dreams and aspirations. But what if life together is the dream that matters most?Sensuality Level: Sensual

The Amulet

by Chardy Walker Lieb

The year is 1692. The town is Salem, Massachusetts. The accusation is witchcraft. As Abigail Corey is accused of being a witch, her fiancée, Jackson Hawthorne, is forced to watch as she is tried, convicted, and hung - all on the testimony of Bridget Bishop, the woman he spurned. Jackson is helpless to defend Abigail against Bridget's inherent evil.The time is present day. The town is Salem, Massachusetts. Attorney Jack Hawthorne's current schedule involves a simple client bequest - deliver a beautiful amulet to an Abby Corey woman in Illinois. But the instructions Jack received were dated October 31, 1692.Prior to meeting Jack, Abby's home and business were torched, and her best friend died in the fire. Now she's involved in an automobile wreck that is not an accident and a ransacked hotel room that is definitely not random. And the more time she spends with Jack, the more the danger grows.Will history repeat itself? Can Jack save Abby this time? Or does destiny have a plan of its own?Sensuality Level: Sensual

Loving Out of Time

by Dorothy Callahan

Having a friend in the quantum physics field makes Anya Littlefeather slightly more receptive to Cody Bell's claim that his horse tossed him from 1898 into her backyard of 2013. He certainly seems to be a handsome, honest-to-God - albeit prejudiced - cowboy who is utterly surprised by the established neighborhood where he claims his family farm just stood. He's a drifter, and Anya has too many abandonment issues with men to even consider dating someone who already breaks two of her four relationship requirements. Relieved of relationship pressure, Anya feels free to help Cody as one human to another.Cody had been racing home with medicine to save his niece's life when his horse tossed him into this magic place. This Indian squaw confuses him, for she doesn't act or dress the way his grandfather spoke of them during the Indian/Settler Wars - she's courteous, helpful, and respects him as a man. Her offer to help get him home seems genuine, and he fears every day spent in this amazing land jeopardizes the life of his young niece.As the time draws near for the next portal to open, Cody must decide whether to save the life of the last of his family, or stay and start a new one. Anya has to either add one more abandonment issue to her list, or ask Cody to let his niece perish and stay with her forever. Can true love really be timeless?Sensuality Level: Sensual

The Everything Chinese Cookbook

by Manyee Elaine Mar

Make your favorite dishes at home! Chinese takeout is a go-to solution for busy nights, but typical Chinese restaurant fare can be loaded with fat, sugar, and salt. With The Everything Chinese Cookbook, 2nd Edition, you can make healthier (and more delicious) versions of your favorite takeout dishes at home, including: Spicy szechwan peanut sauce Crab rangoon Quick and easy hot and sour soup Chicken chow mein Traditional mu shu pork Vegetable egg foo yung Stir-fried orange beef Drunken chicken wings Spicy shrimp with hot shanghai noodles Szechwan eggplant with black rice vinegar Sesame seed dumplings with red bean paste Almond cookies In this completely updated and revised cookbook, you will find traditional recipes made with fresh, vibrant vegetables; lean meats; and just the right amount of healthy fats. Hundreds of easy recipes take you from basic sauces and side dishes to weeknight stir-fries and company-worthy specialties. So forget the time and expensive of typical takeout--the healthiest and best-tasting Chinese food can come out of your kitchen!

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