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Courtney Larson is a lobbyist for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and Eric Morrison is a U.S. Senator from a North Carolina tobacco family. They're entrenched on opposing sides of a new tobacco tax, with the vote slated for Valentine's Day. As if that weren't enough to have them running in opposite directions, Courtney is a sexual novice, and Eric has a framed riding crop in his office that Courtney thinks he uses for carnal pleasure. Their misreading of each other's intents and desires makes for mixed signals politically and romantically. Can they find common ground on the Senate floor, and more importantly, in love?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Hundreds of gluten-free options for the most important meal of the day! Are you tired of having to pass on your favorite breakfast foods like pancakes, waffles, and bagels because of a gluten sensitivity? Well, now you don't have to! In The Everything Gluten-Free Breakfast and Brunch Cookbook, you'll find hundreds of gluten-free recipes for delicious breakfast foods such as: Eggs Florentine Chorizo and Potato Casserole Coconut Flour Pancakes Ham and Asparagus Rolls with Cheese Popular gluten-free blogger Jo-Lynne Shane will show you how to live a healthy, gluten-free life while still enjoying everything from quick breads and scones to hearty frittatas and casseroles. With these satisfying and comforting recipes, you'll no longer have to give up your favorite breakfast foods--now you can have it all!
Now is the time to make money! As the market continues to grow and reaches record highs in late 2014, you'll need to know where to put your money in order to create the largest profit. With The 100 Best Stocks to Buy in 2015, you can reap high earnings with stock picks that have consistently beaten the market average. Inside, you'll find an evaluation of the current state of the market as well as information on: Protecting your profits from the risk of a significant market correction Investing in significant opportunities, including exchange-traded funds Balancing a portfolio between aggressive and safety stocks Developing strong investment habits An essential guide for anyone investing in today's market, The 100 Best Stocks to Buy in 2015 gives you solid and dependable advice you can take to the bank.
Unlock your powers... Looking for an enchanting love potion? Want to create your own sacred space and promote good energy? The Modern Guide to Witchcraft helps you harness your own inner power so you can shape your destiny. With the help of spellcraft expert Skye Alexander, you'll tap into your own magic and create incantations, potions, and charms. As she carefully guides you through each step of these witchcraft practices and details ways of personalizing them to your specific situation, you'll gain confidence in your own knowledge and inner force. Once you learn to harness your natural talents as a witch, you'll discover that a whole new world of possibilities exists.
Sometimes Cupid works in mysterious ways. This diverse collection of Valentine tales proves that love can be found when you least expect it and in the least likely places . . . A farmer, a doctor, a biker, and a werewolf all get struck by the love god's arrows in this sweet and super-sexy anthology.Bloom by Rachel CrossWhen L.A.'s charity fundraising maven Ava Bennett heads out to the middle of nowhere to check on a friend of her rock star client, she's shocked to discover the surly farmer she meets is actually Nathaniel Robinson. Once an infamous music producer, Nate traded in his fast-paced lifestyle for sanity - and now lives off the grid as a small organic farmer. Can a career woman find love with a virtual hermit?Laying Down His Colors by Debra KaynA year ago on Valentine's Day, Kristen Mead had a night she can't forget with Bruce Grennan. But the Bantorus Motorcycle Club member and Cactus Cove bartender has ignored her ever since. As a Club kid, she knows the golden rule: you never mess with a fellow member's daughter. But she's all grown up, and ready to stake a claim on her man. Will he risk everything - including the respect of his brothers - to make Kristin his?Trapped by Cupid by Nicole FlocktonNurse Lisa Wheeler wouldn't mind getting swept off her feet this Valentine's Day, but it seems Cupid's arrow has passed her by. Instead, she's stuck working the late shift with arrogant Dr. Noah Collins. But when this couple gets stuck in a stalled elevator, it turns out the ER's golden boy might just have a secret soft side - and Cupid might have better aim than she thought.A Demoness Matched by Holley TrentLiberated from a dangerous cult, Julia Tate needs protection from her incubus father. Luckily, her brother Charles, an eros demon, knows just where she can find it: at the home of reclusive former baseball star Calvin Wolff. The mysterious Mr. Wolff is hiding a hairy secret and doesn't want to let anyone get close, but he's drawn to this innocent young woman's enthusiasm. When trouble finds them, they discover a werewolf and a demoness just might make an out-of-this-world match.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Forest of Fortune tells the story of three haunted souls--an alcoholic, an epileptic, and a gambling addict--who try to turn their luck around at a decrepit Indian casino. But something's not right at Thunderclap Casino. As the three of them come to terms with the ways in which they are haunted by the past and struggle with their addictions, they must confront the malevolent force that won't rest until old wrongs have been made right.
The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry! Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors. Based on the 5Cs of Survivability--cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages--this valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness. Inside, you'll also discover detailed information on: Choosing the right items for your kit. Manufacturing needed tools and supplies. Collecting and cooking food. Protecting yourself from the elements. With Canterbury's guidance, you'll not only prepare yourself for any climate and situation, you'll also learn how to use the art of bushcraft to reconnect with nature in ways you've never imagined.
Payne, a Destroyer with a tormented past, has a vendetta against his father, Damon, Lord of the Underworld. Forced to put his revenge aside, he is ordered to take Chanta Timbers through her transition from human to half-goddess. She's the hottest thing he's ever seen or touched, and his desire for her threatens to burn him alive. With the odds stacking against him, he must relive his past, conquer his inner demons, and see past the pain that has controlled his every action in life.As a member of the One Race, Chanta must allow Payne to take her through the transformation or die. Even though she refuses to acknowledge the desire she is feeling, she is powerless against her body's reaction to his. No stranger to the terror of the supernatural world around her, she is scared of the beast that lurks under his skin and of the darkness that peers out of his shadowy eyes. But with each passing hour, her hunger refuses to be denied and threatens to devour them both.The gods, meddling and always interfering with destinies, stand between Payne and Chanta, each one with their own agenda. Payne must defy the gods, endure torments and pains, and see past the revenge and bitterness that has dwelled in his heart. Chanta must see past the beast, accept him as he is, and open her future to a life with the devil's son. With so much against them, including an impending war in the Heavens and the Underworld, can they defy the odds and accept the love and desire that is screaming both their names?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Answers she must find . . . A truth that he can't escape . . . And ghosts up to no good . . .Being a demi-god has its privileges. For young nymph Starling Jackson, it means the gift of seduction and, more than that, near immortality. Yet when her life is filled with spirits, forever may not be all it's cracked up to be.With the help of her bodyguard, Jasper Gray, and secret books left to her by her late mother's friend, she may have found the answer to all of her problems. But first, they must find a way to locate the books in their enemy's hotbed, all while staying safe and, most importantly, without falling in love.In the battles between the head and the heart and enemies and friends, Starling and Jasper will need to face tough battles, and even tougher consequences. Do they have the strength together and apart to withstand Savannah's underground spirit world?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Family first. That motto has ruled Angie Corcarelli's life since she took over her beloved late father's construction business. When she discovers a new highway project will destroy the homes he once helped build, she'll fight passionately to protect his legacy--even if it means battling her best friend's stuffy and infuriating ex.Stuart Perrault also knows a thing or two about family allegiance. For the past fifteen years, he's worked hard for his family's engineering firm, waiting for the day he'd be named CEO. But a recent botched project has shaken his father's faith in him. The last thing he needs now is a loose cannon like Angie interfering with the new highway plans.When Stuart's father insists he wine and dine Angie to change her mind, he reluctantly obliges, but soon wonders if he's bitten off more than he can chew. The fiery carpenter isn't as irrational as he expected, and she has a knack for making his strident self-control unravel.The more time Angie spends with Stuart, the harder it is to see him as the cold, calculating guy she'd believed him to be. But falling for each other would mean disloyalty to their respective families. Are their feelings strong enough to warrant challenging their family ties?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Three years ago, Morgan Parrish was embroiled in her father's plan to marry a man who was destined for the presidency. There was just one problem: Morgan was in love with and pregnant by another man. When the house of cards her father had built came tumbling down, Morgan fled town and the backlash. Now, she's stuck in Harmony Falls after a childhood bank account turns out to be empty. Even more shocking, the child she intended to place for adoption rather than cause more scandal is at her side.As the son of the town drunk, life hasn't always been easy for Charlie Cramer. Maybe that's why he's holding on to his own sobriety and his brand-new restaurant so tightly - too tightly if his grouchiness and control-freak tendencies in the kitchen are any indication. To make matters worse, Morgan Parrish is back in town ... and she has a surprise for him. He's a daddy! Can he face the truth and not lose the stability he's worked so hard to achieve these last three years?When a staff shortage ends up with Morgan waitressing at the bistro five nights a week, old feelings come to a boil. But there's even more to consider, now. If they give in to the attraction and screw things up again, a precious little girl will have to deal with the fallout. On the other hand, if they can make this work, they'll be a family. It's the biggest risk either one of them will ever take.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Dean was looking for a quiet place to put down new roots and leave the craziness of his old celebrity life behind him. His new house, on a rocky bluff overlooking the Atlantic, seems ideal. The only other house on the road is a summer cottage and was sure to be empty except for a few weeks during the summer. Unfortunately for him, that summer rental next door came with a year-round caretaker. A gorgeous redheaded caretaker and her three mischievous heathens.Shannon didn't have any use for men. Her mother raised her alone and after her ex-husband deserted her upon learning they weren't having one baby but three at once, she was doing the single mom routine with her own triplets. Sure it got lonely being out here on the bluff, away from the rest of Scallop Shores. So she may have been a tad excited to learn someone had bought the house next door. Until that someone moved in. Looking more delicious than any man had a right to, Shannon wanted to ignore him. But her new neighbor was hiding something, and she was intrigued.Years ago, as lead singer for the boy band Five of Hearts, Dean learned that women only wanted him for his money and fame. Not for the person he was. So he has a good reason for hiding his alter-ego from his neighbor and everyone in Scallop Shores. Right? But the closer he gets to Shannon and her children, the more he realizes he may have made a mistake in keeping the truth from them. Because a relationship requires honesty and trust to make it work. Was it too late to stop hiding and start doing a little trusting of his own?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Ancient grains made modern and delicious! Rich in fiber and antioxidants, ancient grains like quinoa, chia, amaranth, and kaniwa are known for their nutritional value. In Cooking with Ancient Grains, you'll discover just how wholesome and tasty these grains are with 75 recipes by award-winning author Maria Baez Kijac. From breakfast and dinner to snacks and desserts, each delicious dish not only provides important nutrients and proteins, but also keeps you feeling full throughout the day. Best of all, you'll never feel trapped in the kitchen with these simple recipes, such as: Palachinkes with Amaranth Flour Dates Stuffed with Gorgonzola, Walnuts, and Kaniwa Quinoa, Black Rice, and Smoked Salmon Salad Mushroom and Watercress Soup with Amaranth Quinoa Macaroni and Broccoli Gratinee Mango Parfait with Chia Seeds Complete with step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, Cooking with Ancient Grains will help you harness all of the goodness that quinoa, amaranth, chia, and kaniwa have to offer.
True stories from New York Times bestselling author Jodee Blanco's tours Have you ever felt alone, as if no one understands what you're going through, and that no matter how hard you try, you're scared things may never get better? Do you wish your classmates would give you a break? I felt that way often in school. I was bullied and excluded for the same reason maybe you or someone you know has been--simply for being different. There were days when all I wanted was to stay in my room. Back then, I would have given almost anything to meet the kids you're going to meet here. Autumn dreaded recess. Joshua was afraid to trust anyone at home or at school. Taylor had lots of friends until her BFF turned them all against her. Gabe's online gaming world was turned upside down when other players started humiliating him. A teacher was bullying Brianna. Eric's Asperger's made him the butt of cruel jokes. The cool crowd beat up Tiffany and videotaped it for YouTube. Zach got punched and stomped on because of his weight. Trinity felt invisible. Aamina was harassed because of her family's religious beliefs. Riley had to live with the soul-crushing weight of mental illness as well as the other students who jeered at her plight. These are some of the brave teens who will be talking to you in this book. They--and others they inspired--found the courage to stand up to their bullies and reclaim their lives, and you'll hear exactly how they did it. You're not alone anymore.
Delicious Mediterranean recipes your whole family will love! Bursting with fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and olive oil, the Mediterranean diet is known for being one of the healthiest lifestyles in the world. With this cookbook, you'll learn how to create hundreds of wholesome and delicious Mediterranean meals in no time. Covering everything from traditional staples to modernized versions of Mediterranean classics, The Big Book of Mediterranean Recipes offers more than 500 easy-to-make dishes, such as: Breakfast baklava french toast Potato croquette with smoked cheese Pomegranate-glazed chicken Roasted sea bass with potatoes and fennel Lemon meringue phyllo tarts Complete with step-by-step instructions and helpful tips, these simple yet flavorful recipes make it easy for your family to indulge in the lush, vibrant foods of the Mediterranean--at home!
The ultimate guide to becoming a bar trivia champion! Which NBA coach coined and trademarked the term "threepeat"? Which animal has four knees? Which famous candy bar is named for a U.S. president's daughter? Brimming with answers to popular questions like these, The Best Bar Trivia Book Ever arms you with the knowledge your team needs to annihilate your bar trivia competition. This must-have guide features hundreds of facts, covering everything from sports and pop culture to history and science, so that you're always ready to deliver the ultimate trivia smackdown. You'll also get all the ins and outs of your favorite event with information on important bar trivia rules, assembling a team, and claiming victories week after week. Whether you're new to the scene or want to dominate at your local bar, this book will help your team outsmart the competition every single week!
Stick on the fun! Say hello to a whole new way of decorating! With Totally Washi!, you'll learn how to use washi tape, a colorful Japanese crafting tape, to transform everyday items into adorable creations everyone will love. Featuring 50 awesome washi tape projects, this book encourages you to let your imagination roam free as you cover your locker, bedroom, and even your friends' accessories in the stylish tape. Best of all, when you're bored with the look, you can simply peel off the tape and start all over again! The possibilities are endless with fun washi tape crafts like: Cloud & raindrop bookmark Braided friendship bracelets Cutout art frames Bobby pin flower Locker dry erase board Complete with step-by-step instructions and full-color photos, Totally Washi! will show you how to customize just about anything!
Hundreds of traditional and contemporary recipes for an authentic taste of Brazil! Brazilian food is a complex and vibrant fusion of native Indian foods and ingredients with immigrant culinary traditions from Portugal and Africa, as well as the Middle East, Japan, Germany, and Italy. Each geographic region of Brazil has its own distinctive cuisine, based on locally available ingredients and the people who settled there. The Everything Brazilian Cookbook aims to introduce this exciting cuisine to you with a collection of not-too-complicated yet adventurous recipes, including: Brazilian Chicken Salad - Salpicao Warm Sweet Potato Salad - Salada Quente de Batata Doce Creamy Shrimp Soup - Caldo de Camarao Pork and Hominy Stew - Canjiquinha Mineira Coconut Butternut Squash Soup - Sopa de Abobora e Coco Braised Roulades of Beef in Tomato Sauce - Bife a Role Roast Leg of Lamb with Cachaça - Pernil de Cordeiro Assado na Cachaça Stewed Chicken with Okra - Frango com Quiabo Pineapple Raisin Farofa - Farofa de Abacaxi Brazilian-style Greens - Couve a Mineira Guava Cheesecake - Cuca de Queijo com Goiabada Passion Fruit Mousse - Mousse de Maracuja The recipes in this book start with fresh, healthy ingredients, instead of relying on prepared or packaged foods. This "back to basics" way of cooking is easier and less time-consuming than you may think, and the results taste better and are far more nutritious. With this indispensible and detailed cookbook, you'll be able to prepare and enjoy this vibrant and delicious cuisine in your own kitchen!
Abby has succumbed to a life as a Hollywood cliché: the actress/waitress. But unlike most, she's keeping the "actress" part buried in her past. After a traumatic start to her life in Hollywood she's decided to disappear from the limelight.When movie producer Ethan Walker walks into her diner, she's terrified. There's nothing she wants more than run and hide; the last thing she wants or needs is for her name to be connected with his. That would only lead to more tabloids, journalists, and exposure.But Ethan has thought of nothing but Abby - the beautiful, talented actress who will save his career when she agrees to take the lead role in his movie - for months. The project is on the rocks already, and without her, it will certainly be canceled and his career will be over.When a shooting in Abby's apartment block leaves her without a safe place to stay, Ethan offers her sanctuary in his home - but she knows it cannot come without strings attached. And so, with her attraction to him growing, Abby must decide whether she can finally stop running and trust Ethan with her secret.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Finally--a weight loss approach with results that last! Forget fad diets and spending hours at the gym--The Tapping Diet shows you how to shed excess pounds with the power of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). This cutting-edge therapy uses tapping to move past the mental roadblocks that stand in the way of your weight loss. In this revolutionary book, author and EFT master Carol Look guides you through tapping scripts and daily exercises that help you turn reconditioned thoughts into action and make lifestyle changes that last. You'll also learn how to use tapping to increase your confidence and take control of the impossible cravings, sabotaging notions, and self-imposed limitations that prevent you from reaching your health goals. Complete with 50 delicious, easy-to-make recipes, The Tapping Diet will help you tap your way to incredible weight loss and a lifetime of healthy living!
The Internet's most ridiculous product reviews! A hotel guest whose toilet wasn't securely fastened to the bathroom floor. A father livid that Toys'R'Us sent him a "make believe" dragon. An Alan Rickman fan who loathes a bookmark for casting Snape as a villain. Inspired by consumers who demand quality from a 39-cent product, One-Star Reviews features 150 side-splitting critiques for one-star-worthy items and establishments. From deeply disappointed reviews about the projects in Crafting with Cat Hair to scathing remarks about restaurants that serve every meal with a side of broken glass, these unique evaluations are comedic gems in their own right. Filled with only the best critiques the Internet has to offer, One-Star Reviews unleashes the snark with products and customers so ridiculous you can't help but laugh.
Don't miss the touching conclusion to the Cotillion Ball Saga!In 1863, America is war-weary. Fifteen-year-old Saffron Fitzpatrick, whose teenage years have been spent mourning the dead rather than dancing at her debutante ball, just wants to visit her beloved horse after being housebound due to the draft riots. A chance meeting with soldier Ezekiel Boone changes everything.Three years ago, Ezekiel ran away with his older brothers to join the war effort, welcoming the chance for adventure. But when all four of his brothers die at Chancellorsville, he retreats home, despondent and depending on the kindness of strangers, like Saffron, who help him on the journey. They share a wild ride and a breathless kiss, parting with fond memories.Fate reunites the couple three years later, and their former attraction rekindles as they discover unexpected common ground and begin to build a relationship. But though the war is over, a future together may still elude them . . . especially if Saffron's older, protective brother and the U.S. Army have anything to say about it.Sensuality Level: Sensual
In 1862 America, the Civil War has raged for twelve months. Pepper Fitzpatrick Brown's heart was broken when her husband died with the first volley at Manassas. Now she's a widow raising three young boys and plans to honor his sacrifice by volunteering at the army hospital.When Colonel Elijah Williams can grab a few minutes to nap between his duties as head surgeon at MacDougall Army Hospital in the Bronx, his sleep is invaded with nightmares of the atrocities he's seen. His life has narrowed to nothing but the bloody war . . . until he meets Pepper Brown. But her father is concerned Elijah doesn't have the best intentions, and Pepper is fearful of loving and losing again.It's hard to find happiness in a war-torn United States, but these two stand a fighting chance - if they can save what's left of their hearts.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Samantha Hughes has one day to escape from her wicked uncle, and a sign in the post office is her answer. She'll cut her hair to pose as a man and become Sam Hughes, a Pony Express rider.Valerian Fitzpatrick doesn't want the weight of responsibility that his brothers have in the family business. Fortunately, the Pony Express offers a chance to make his own way in the world.He assumes his new buddy, Sam, is on the run from the law, until she's hit by a stray gunshot and he has to undress her to staunch the wound. Friendship quickly turns to attraction - and more - but when Sam's uncle tracks her down, she is forced to run yet again.Val's determined to find her, but will a future with Sam mean giving up the freedom he's always craved?Sensuality Level: Sensual
In 1859, ladies of New York society are expected to do three things well: find a husband, organize a household, and have children. But despite her mother's best intentions, making her debut is the last thing on Rosemary Fitzpatrick's mind.Writing the popular Harry Hawk dime novels as F.P. Elliott, she's too busy hiding her female identity from her new publisher, Henry Cooper. To protect her clandestine career, she ends up posing as the enigmatic author's secretary.Henry is not the typical Boston Brahmin, nor the typical publisher, and Rosemary entrances him from the moment they meet. As they work together and grow closer, he wonders how his traditional-minded father will react when he brings her into the family, because Henry firmly intends to marry the working-class woman.But when her deception begins to unravel at the cotillion ball, will Henry be able to forgive her or has deceit cost her the man she loves?Sensuality Level: Sensual