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Michael Flynn is just trying to get through his community service after he made the dumb decision to try to blow up his friend's car with fireworks--the same friend who stole Michael's girl. Being expelled and losing his best buddy and his girlfriend are the least of his problems: Michael has learned to hide everything, from his sick hoarder mother to the fact that he's stuck living in a 1982 Ford LTD station wagon he calls the Blue Whale. Then one day, during mandatory community service, he meets Shelly, a girl with a past, who's also special enough to unmask Michael's deepest secrets. Can he manage to be worthy of her love, a guy living in a car, unable to return to his chaotic and fit-to-be-condemned home? Shelly won't give up, and tries to peel back the layers of garbage and pain to reveal Michael's immense heart.
Learn to take the king like a pro!Whether you've played a few matches or are completely new to the game, How to Beat Anyone at Chess helps you master leading strategies for one of the hardest games out there. Each page guides you through important moves with easy-to-understand explanations and tips for staying ahead of your opponent. From utilizing the queen's power to slaying your rival's king, you'll learn all about the traps, squeezes, and sacrifices that give players an extra edge and how you can use these techniques to beat the competition.The ultimate guide to conquering the classic game, How to Beat Anyone at Chess will show you how to become a grandmaster in no time!
Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials: Inspiration for Constructing Tiny Homes Using Salvaged and Reclaimed Suppliesby Ryan Mitchell
Join the tiny house trend! The tiny house movement is a big trend with a very small footprint. Extremely small house, with less than 1,000 square feet of space, are environmentally friendly, less expensive than typical homes, and often movable. Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials is full of ideas for using reclaimed materials and upcycled goods to construct a tiny house that is good for the earth and truly unique. Ryan Mitchell, author of The Tiny Life blog, shows you how to repurpose everyday items to create your new home, including shipping containers, salvaged barn wood, and reclaimed shingles. Featuring profiles on tiny house owners with photographs and floor plans of the homes, ideas on where to find materials, and what to look for and avoid when selecting reclaimed materials, Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials is a unique book perfect for your biggest DIY project yet!
Delicious smoothie recipes for ultimate health!Get ready to find even more reasons to love your NutriBullet! This recipe book offers 200 delicious smoothies created specifically for your favorite kitchen appliance. You'll learn how to use your NutriBullet to create nutrient-rich smoothies that help you meet all of your wellness goals, including:Cleansing and detoxing your bodyPromoting heart healthBoosting your brain functionShedding excess poundsOrganized by health benefit, each chapter gives you a tasty and nutritious blend of fruits and vegetables that will keep you feeling full throughout the day. Whether you're looking to increase your energy, stimulate weight loss, or improve your skin, you'll transform your body from the inside out with these nourishing NutriBullet recipes!
Nick Pafko knows he can't be a professional boxer forever. But he never guessed it would end so quickly, and so wrong. Broke and unemployed, Nick has little choice but to call a number given to him by a friend. On the other end? Scott, a washed-up B-movie actor who runs a so-called massage parlor looking for somebody desperate enough to work security.Jenny Yee doesn't really mind massage, until the day she finds her coworkers robbed and assaulted. Fearing for her safety, she resolves to never work without security again. With mounting expenses, she knows massage is the fastest way to get paid. When an old massage acquaintance calls Jenny to ask her to work for Scott, she agrees--and before long, she's the top earner.Scott is an arrogant moron, but he's harmless compared to the thug he calls "friend"--Onus Dupree. When DuPree decides to rob Scott's massage joint, it's the perfect opportunity to beat up Nick and take advantage of Jenny. Can Nick stay true to his promise to protect Jenny? Can he protect himself?
When Alicia Fuentes walks into Dr. Raul Mendez's treatment room, something about the plucky single mom stirs his personal interest. After he diagnoses her son, Luis, on the autism spectrum, Raul takes a chance and offers support beyond the doctor's office, hoping friendship might become more.Grateful for the help, Alicia is tempted by her new pediatrician's kindness, consistency, and attractiveness, but she has no room in her life for a serious relationship. She's juggling a part-time job and classes at the local community college to get her life back on track and pursue a cosmetology career.Between his busy medical practice and his desire to help his family, who was deported when he was a teen, return to the United States, Raul doesn't have time for anything or anyone else, either. But his heart won't be denied.Hope of a new life arises for them both, but fate and prejudice could threaten their newfound bond. Can their blossoming relationship withstand the political and personal battles that lie in wait?Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Meet five Irish brothers, all sworn to protect and serve--and the smart women who help them take down the terrorists gunning for their family. Lock up your heart: when it comes to love, the sexy McNeils know how to walk this beat.In the Shadow of Greed: Brilliant cryptologist Dr. Sarah Tu races against time to block the most dangerous Internet malware ever created--and it's up to FBI agent Jason McNeil to make sure she stays alive long enough to do it.In the Shadow of Evil: After ten years with Maryland's Special Crime Unit, very little rattles Jared McNeil. Then his nemesis resurfaces, with his sights set on the woman Jared is honor bound to protect.In the Shadow of Malice: Adam Blake, ex-CIA operative, has gone to great lengths to keep his identity a secret, but his cover's blown when he ends up on the run with waitress Calista Martin to protect his little girl.In the Shadow of Pride: When Lexie Trevena's matchmaking friends accidentally place her smack in the path of a terrorist who intends to use her as his pawn, the only person who can help her is Special Agent-in-Charge Luke "Mac" McNeil--the man she holds responsible for her husband's death.In the Shadow of Vengeance: Elizabeth Merlot can't afford to let handsome Detective Noah McNeil discover her secret past. But when trouble finds her son, Noah may be the only one who can save their lives.Sensuality Level: Sensual
"...a unique hybrid of James Patterson, Dan Brown, and Harlan Coben--with a wit and intelligence that are all Powers." --Louis Bayard, author of Mr. Timothy and The Pale Blue Eye"...a tantalizing, expertly crafted suspense thriller." --Joseph Olshan, author of NightswimmerIn his twenties, Ethan Holt won the decathlon at the Olympics and was jokingly nicknamed "Hercules"; now, in his late thirties, he's returned to his ivy-covered alma mater to teach, and to raise his young daughter Skip as a single father. After a hushed-up scandal over his Olympics win and the death of his wife in a car accident five years ago, Ethan wants nothing more than to forget his past. Skip is not only the light of Ethan's life--she is his life. Then, Skip is kidnapped. A series of bizarre ransom demands start coming in that stretch Ethan's athletic prowess to its limits, and he realizes with growing horror that they are modern versions of the Twelve Labors of Hercules, demanded in tricky, rhyming clues by someone who seems to have followed every step of Ethan's career.
Contemplating suicide after nearly a decade at war, Levi sits down to write a note to his best friend Nick, explaining why things have to come to this inevitable end. Years earlier, Levi--a sergeant in the army--made a tragic choice that led his team into ambush, leaving three soldiers dead and two badly injured. During the attack, Levi risked death to save a badly burned and disfigured Nick. His actions won him the Silver Star for gallantry, but nothing could alleviate the guilt he carried after that fateful day. He may have saved Nick in Iraq, but when Levi returns home and spirals out of control, it is Nick's turn to play the savior, urging Levi to write. Levi begins to type as a way of bidding farewell, but what remains when he is finished is not a suicide note. It's a love song, a novel in which the beginning is the story's end, the story's end is the real beginning of Levi's life, and the future is as mutable as words on a page.
From Fearful Living to Fearless Loving!Are you ready to see love in a whole new light, let go of your deepest fears and everyday stresses, and experience real joy and abundance? Choosing Love redefines the way you perceive love and teaches you how to connect with yourself--and others--in ways you've never imagined. Using her years of expertise as a psychologist, professor, and energy healer, Sherianna Boyle guides you through each step of your journey with details on setting an intention to choose love, breaking free from fear and self-limiting beliefs, and tapping deep within yourself to access the love that's already there. Each page offers groundbreaking techniques for nurturing love's vibrations and releasing anything that no longer serves you.Complete with exercises and mediations to further open up your heart, Choosing Love will show you how to heal from past experiences, empower your inner voice, and manifest a full and fearless life.
Ezra Ravenhart has lived with the rumors of her family's witchcraft her whole life. Too bad she doesn't believe them - she'd conjure up a boyfriend. But the thing called love remains as mysterious as her Grana's herb shop on their tropical island.As a struggling journalist, Owen Cooper has to make a name for himself, and a tip that a real-life witch is living on Mango Cove may just lead to the big story he needs. Undercover as a shipwrecked tourist, he worms his way into Ezra's family - and their secrets.But how will he handle the fact that Ezra has found the magic answer to his heart when his body belongs in Chicago? And is their love strong enough to survive the evil stalking their every move?Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Everyone's fueled by something . . .Cassidy Miller was living her dreams as an EMS helicopter pilot saving lives in Arizona but it all came crashing down. Suspended from her job and desperate to escape memories of that night, she jets to Europe and is swept along on a whirlwind world tour of Formula One racing courtesy of her father, an executive sponsor of a team. The last thing she needs is to get involved with a driver, who thrives on risking lives.Sexy, daredevil British driver Ronan Hawes has no room in his life for anything but winning. Strategy meetings, press conferences, practices, sponsor events, and racing consume him. Halfway through the season, he's on track to win the Formula One World Drivers Championship--a title that has eluded him for years - and no emotionally damaged woman, felon father, rookie rival, or rumor mill are going to run him off course.From Brussels to Abu Dhabi, Texas to Germany, their relationship speeds across the globe, navigating the dangerous turns of life, love, and racing.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Sophie Graystone is a florist by day, a lead guitarist by night, and neighbor to an aloof restaurant owner all the time. But then her apartment building loses power during the holidays, and thanks to the wickless candle trend, she's left with no light and a rumbling tummy.What's a guy to do but invite this crazy, beautiful whirlwind for a late-night menu tasting? Marc Sizzo's too busy concentrating on making his new venture a success to fall in love. But sharing confidences in the intimate candlelight just might be the spark for a real relationship.Marc's sincerity, wit, and sexy body catch Sophie off guard and make her rethink her own approach to love . . . until his ex-fiancee shows up out of the blue and wants him back. Will the New Year blaze new hope for Marc and Sophie or snuff out this fledgling flame?Sensuality Level: Sensual
100 kid-friendly projects from the creator of C.R.A.F.T.!Get ready for some serious family fun! Filled with 100 fun crafts, Creating Really Awesome Free Things helps you develop your child's creativity, imagination, and fine motor skills--all while using common household items. Each budget-friendly project features step-by-step instructions and keeps kids entertained, engaged, and learning all day long. You and your children will love recreating one-of-a-kind crafts like:Memory GameEgg Carton FlowersKey Wind ChimeRing TossLion MaskComplete with photographs for every project, Creating Really Awesome Free Things promotes hours of playtime fun with the entire family!
Tasty, low-sodium meals everyone will love!The Big Book of Low-Sodium Recipes shows you how to create hundreds of heart-healthy dishes that help you control your sodium intake. From hearty breakfasts like Egg Sausage Sandwiches to mouthwatering plates like Beef and Bean Enchiladas, each page offers meals that are so tasty, you won't need to give up your favorite flavors. With more than 500 delicious recipes to choose from, you'll transform every meal into a low-sodium one with easy-to-make plates like:Blueberry-Stuffed French ToastCurried Veggie CouscousChicken Bruschetta PastaMaple Orange-Glazed Pork TenderloinPeanut Butter S'mores BarsComplete with step-by-step instructions and plenty of preparation tips, The Big Book of Low-Sodium Recipes has everything you need to make dishes that satisfy your diet and your tastebuds!
Grade school teacher and aspiring author Peregrine Long sees a Chinese family on board a ship--in his morning tea. The image inspires him to write the story of this family, but then a woman turns up at his door, claiming that he's writing her family history exactly as it happened. She doesn't like it, but she has one question: What happened to the little boy of the family, her long-lost uncle?Throughout the course of a month-long tempest that begins to wash the peninsula out from beneath them, Peregrine searches modern-day San Francisco and its surroundings--and, through his continued writing, southern China and the Pacific immigration experience of a century ago--for the missing boy. The clues uncovered lead Peregrine to question not only the nature of his writing, but also his knowledge of his own past and his understanding of his identity.
Discover the power of ginger!Ginger has long been celebrated for its ability to soothe an upset stomach, but its health-boosting properties don't stop there! Ginger for Health shows you how to use the plant in your daily health and beauty routine, from creating a nutritious detox smoothie to moisturizing dry hair to smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Featuring step-by-step instructions and plenty of helpful tips, this book offers 100 all-natural ginger solutions that help:Increase metabolism and support weight lossBoost the immune system and fight off diseaseTreat unsightly blemishes, scars, and sunburnsPromote healthy skin, hair, and nailsThere's really nothing ginger can't handle--from relieving headaches and arthritis pain to improving bone strength to treating dandruff and split ends--and all without the need for dangerous chemicals or costly procedures. With Ginger for Health, you'll discover all the benefits that a simple ginger root can bring.
If you think you're good at coming up with imaginative emoji combinations, think again! The Emoji-to-English Dictionary challenges you to step up your game with more than 100 phrases that will have you ROFL. This unique guide gives you the lowdown on the most hilarious and unexpected emoji phrases around. Divided by topic, each chapter translates dozens of emoji combinations into plain ol' English, so that you can quickly incorporate them into your messages--and even brainstorm crazy one-liners of your own!Complete with illustrations of each emoji phrase, The Emoji-to-English Dictionary provides you with the tools you need to truly master the world of emojis.
Delicious whole food recipes for optimal health!Get ready to join the Whole 30 movement and change the way you feel about your body! Everyday Whole Food Recipes simplifies the transition into the whole food lifestyle by providing you with more than 200 delicious recipes, from hearty breakfast staples to flavorful dinners. You'll find nutritious meals that will satisfy your appetite throughout the initial 30-day challenge--and then help ease you out of it when the 30 days are over. Featuring step-by-step instructions and photographs, you'll create and devour mouthwatering plates like:Coconut-Strawberry PancakesWild Mushroom FrittataLime-Marinated Chicken QuesadillasRosemary-Rubbed Pan-Fried Flank SteakSpicy Peanut NoodlesWith the flavor-packed, whole food recipes in this book, you'll break those unhealthy habits, boost your energy levels, and transform your body in just one month!
Turn galvanized metal into stunning home decor!With this guide, you can finally get the rustic style you love--without having to spend a fortune! Filled with 35 creative ideas, you will learn how to use galvanized metal in a variety of projects, from stunning wall art to whimsical garden planters. Best of all, each page provides clear, step-by-step instructions, allowing anyone to repurpose galvanized sheets and containers into gorgeous home decor pieces like:Galvanized Leaf WreathVintage Window Memo BoardCandle LuminariesCoffee Table on CastersThree-Tiered Outdoor PlanterComplete with beautiful photographs and plenty of inspiration, DIY Rustic Modern Metal Crafts shows you how to transform your entire space with the charm and simplicity of your favorite look.
A beginner's guide to brain-enhancing supplements and foods!It's time to ditch the caffeine and sugar and embrace the better way to boost your energy and brain function. Nootropic supplements, or "smart drugs," are cognitive enhancers and brain boosters that can have positive effects on your mental performance. The Everything Guide to Nootropics will show you the best supplements, both natural and synthetic, for overall brain health, so you can improve your memory, eliminate brain fog, and enhance your energy and focus.With the right nootropics, you can:Enhance learning capacity and attention spanBoost your memory and speed of recallHeighten mental energy, focus, and concentrationHone problem-solving and decision-making skillsIncrease intelligence and creative thoughtAlso featuring 100 superfood-packed recipes to boost brain power, this approachable guide to the newest trend in brain health will help you choose the most effective supplements and set you on the path to improved cognitive function.
The Harvester is out there...watching, waiting, biding his time.FBI cult specialist Lilith Munroe lives in dread that one day the man who tortured her when a case went bad will find her again. So leaving her sanctuary in Quantico to join the Harvester Task Force in Boston is her version of hell. But the Harvester is kidnapping babies, and Lilith's profiling skills may mean the difference between life and death for the most innocent in society.Australian millionaire and former member of the New Horizon commune Jacob Andrews returns to the United States searching for his sister. Instead of the happy reunion he expects, he discovers she is dead and his twin brother may be responsible. He agrees to lend his law enforcement skills to help find his former cult leader before the man can implement his plan to kill millions.Now uneasy partners, Jacob and Lilith must learn to trust each other even as they fight their growing attraction. But when Lilith's greatest fears materialize, will Jacob be able to set aside his anger and save the woman he loves?Sensuality Level: Sensual
The last person disgraced reporter Faye Lewis wants back in her life is Detective Rob Halliday, the man she blames for ruining her career and breaking her heart. But when she finds an old friend murdered, he's the one she calls.For the past year, Rob and his team have been hunting the Harvester, a serial killer who ritualistically murders new mothers and vanishes with their infants. What Rob doesn't need is another case, especially one involving his ex-fiancée.Then Faye is assaulted, and Rob realizes the cases are connected. She may hold the answers he needs to find the elusive killer. But the more they investigate, the more complex the situation becomes. Can they set the past aside and work together, or will the Harvester and his followers reap another prize?
Atone for your sins . . . A rash of unexplained suicides in the sleepy town of Eider, Iowa, draws McIntire County deputy Nicolette Rivers into a devious killer's twisted plot. A former marine sniper suffering from PTSD, Nic hides her own deadly secrets, and The Priest will do anything to expose it and her.For redemption is at hand . . . Eider police detective Con O'Hanlon is assigned to help Nic uncover the truth behind the suicides. She rebuffs his help at every turn, but the stubborn Irishman holds on. When tragedy strikes, Con helps cover up the fallout, but is he too late to prevent Nic's dark, downward spiral? Or is Con the one man stronger than her demons?Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Your essential guide to the power of New Age elements!From crystals and herbs to flowers and essential oils, this comprehensive guide shows you how to use a variety of New Age elements to enhance your life. Each page includes information on their attributes, healing properties, and how they can be applied in any situation. With detailed descriptions and an informative glossary, you can quickly discover the New Age element that best serves your purpose, whether it's promoting healing, activating creativity, or bringing about good fortune.Complete with beautiful, full-color photographs, this book teaches you everything you ever wanted to know about crystals, herbs, and other popular New Age elements.
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