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The Way U Look Tonight

by Dianne Castell

In Til There Was U, Dianne Castell introduced the strong, family-centered OFallon clan, Mississippi men who are always there for each other. When Rory O Fallon discovers a beautiful baby girl on his front porch, hes determined to find the little girls mother. To do that, hell have to call his sons home to OFallons Landing. Keefe Keefe OFallon might be the newest hunk on the soap opera circuit, but to him, family is everything. Thats why hes headed back to OFallons Landing to help his dad find baby Bonnies mother. Hes had enough of the press hounding his every move, and escaping to the backwaters of the Mississippi River seems the perfect answer--especially when he gets a look at the sassy, beautiful nanny. Shes terrific with little Bonnie and Keefe is wildly attracted to her. . . until he finds out shes not the nanny at all. Shes the enemy. The impossible, irresistible, very desirable enemy. . . Keefe might be hell-bent on keeping his private life private, but Callie has other plans for the sexy new star. She needs an exclusive interview for Soap Scoops magazine so she can finance her kid sisters education. At least thats her plan until she actually meets Keefe, a real man of the Mississippi with the kind of good-natured charm and fiery kisses that would scorch the pages of her magazine. And suddenly, Callie has to choose between keeping her job and keeping Keefe. . . Dianne Castell is an empty-nester who lives in Milford, Ohio, with her retired husband and spoiled cat. Shes given up cooking and cleaning and writes hot, sexy, fun-filled stories for Kensington, Brava, and Harlequin American. Her only regret is she didnt do this years ago!

The Secret Lives of Housewives

by Joan Elizabeth Lloyd

Sex and the suburbs. . . In a small New York suburb on the banks of the Hudson River, picture-perfect houses and well-manicured lawns hide the raging libidos of a quartet of women who come together as unlikely confidantes to discuss escapades that would make any soccer mom blush. Single or married, moms or executives, they all have one thing on their minds. . . Angie, a yoga instructor and mother of twins, worries that her role as caregiver has wiped out her identity as an active woman with grown-up desires. Nobody ever asks how shes doing anymore, and her husband seems to have forgotten she still has a limber body that hungers for his touch. If only she could add some adult playtime into their hectic home life. . . . The last thing on Monicas mind is marriage. Shes content to spoil her nieces and nephews instead of getting tied down by a husband and children of her own. Her doctor has told her to relax her workaholic habits, but this driven advertising executive knows how to play the game--in business and in bed. One way or another, shell find a way to make sure all her needs are met. . . Caitlin has it all. Shes stunningly gorgeous, married to a rich man. . . and incredibly bored. Being a trophy wife is less than satisfying--unless youre the kind of woman who enjoys having your husband tell you what to outfits you should wear to impress his clients. Spontaneity is what Caitlin needs--so she turns to the internet to live out her wildest fantasies. . . Eve may look absolutely ordinary, but her bedroom adventures and active imagination belie her quiet exterior. Her daydreams consist of steamy fantasies based on the old movie romances she loves. And her real-life trysts are nothing short of spectacular, even if her afternoon delights are with her very married boss. . . White picket fences wont corral these four sultry sirens as they shake up the neighborhood in ways that city girls can only dream of. . .

Undressing Mercy

by Deanna Lee

Get Naked For Me As director of a Boston art gallery, Mercy Rothell has made some hot deals in her time, but none like this. In order to sign the impossibly sexy, brilliant, and successful artist Shamus Montgomery to do a show of his celebrated erotic sculptures, Mercy must meet his curious but absolutely non-negotiable demand--she must pose for him in the nude, day after day, or he walks. Never one to back down from a challenge, Mercy agrees. Burning under the intense gaze of the hottest man shes ever known, watching his hands work their magic, Mercy feels vulnerable yet liberated and fully aroused, desperate for the kind of satisfaction only a master like Shamus can give. In fact, she would beg him to cross the line. And once he does, mercy is the last thing she desires. . . "Lee hits the mark time and time again. . . in a class by itself. " --Romantic Times (4 ½ Stars G, Top Pick) "An incredible gem of a story. . . different and extraordinary. " --Just Erotic Romance Reviews "The love scenes are hot, hot, hot, and the story will keep you riveted from beginning to end. . . absolutely magnificent. "--Fallen Angels Reviews (5 Angels) "Sexy and sensual and totally hot. . . will keep you turning the pages. " --The Romance Studio Deanna Lee has received rave reviews for her e-published erotic fiction, including a 4 ½-star, Gold Medal, Top Pick review from Romantic Times for Undressing Mercy. She lives in Alabama where she is currently working on the next novel in this planned trilogy.

Wild: The Pack of St. James

by Noelle Mack

In pursuit of a priceless treasure stolen from his homeland, Kyril commands the Pack to gather in secret. A rash act by one woman-one extraordinary woman, the sensual and utterly alluring Vivienne Sheridan--has put their ancient clan in peril. He vows to find her-and find out her every secret--before it is too late. . . Hidden in a ruined mansion, concealed by the shadows of a moonlit night, Vivienne comes forth, drawn to Kyril by a mysterious magic she is unable to resist. In his powerful embrace, Vivienne senses the wild nature beneath his gentlemanly fa<;ade--and she surrenders to his intimate touch. Whatever he wants, she will give. . . with all the passion of a woman mesmerized. . .

Foreplay

by Sophie Jordan

Pepper has been hopelessly in love with her best friend's brother, Hunter, for, like, ever. He's the key to everything she's always craved: security, stability, family. But she needs Hunter to notice her as more than just a friend. Even though she's kissed exactly one guy, she has the perfect plan to go from novice to rock star in the bedroom: take a few pointers from someone who knows what he's doing.Her college roommates have the perfect teacher in mind. But bartender Reece is nothing like the player Pepper expects. Yes, he's beyond gorgeous, but he's also dangerous and deep--with a troubled past. Soon what started as a lesson in attraction is turning both their worlds upside down, and showing them just what can happen when you go past foreplay and get to what's real. . . .

Sweet Water

by Christina Baker Kline

Both a Southern literary saga and a psychological thriller, this beautifully wrought novel recounts a daughter's search for the truth about her mother's death.

We Can't All Be Rattlesnakes

by Patrick Jennings

I am a snake. No, not a rattlesnake. I just look like one. I'm a gopher snake. One day an oily, filthy, fleshy human child crossed my path. As luck would have it, he knew the difference between a gopher snake and a rattlesnake. He has imprisoned me in a terrarium. His name is Gunnar. He calls me Crusher. He thinks I'm male. I'm not. He dropped in a dead mouse and hoped I'd eat it. I buried it. He then dropped in a live one, which he called "Breakfast." I didn't lay a coil on it. Gunnar thinks I'll be his adoring pet. He's wrong. In fact, I am planning my escape. I may take Breakfast with me. Crusher will charm readers in this entertaining, clever novel about a snake in captivity and how she turns the tables on her human captor.

Mediator #5: Haunted

by Meg Cabot

Suze is used to trouble, but this time she's in deep: Ghostly Jesse has her heart, but Paul Slater, a real flesh-and-blood guy, is warm for her form. And mediator Paul knows how to send Jesse to the Great Beyond. For good. Paul claims he won't do anything to Jesse as long as Suze will go out with him. Fearing she'll lose Jesse forever, Suze agrees. But even if Suze can get Jesse to admit his true feelings for her, what kind of future can she have with a guy who's already dead?

The Mediator #6: Twilight

by Meg Cabot

Suze has gotten used to ghosts. They wake her up in the middle of the night. They haunt her locker at school. She's even spotted a few down at Carmel Beach. Suze is a mediator, after all, and communicating with the dead is all in a day's work for her. The last thing she ever expected was to fall in love with one: Jesse, a nineteenth-century hottie. But when she and Paul Slater, himself a mediator of undeniable power (and dubious intent), discover that the powers they share aren't limited to helping ghosts resolve their earthly woes, but can also be used to determine whether or not they become ghosts in the first place, Suze can't help but freak. Not because she suddenly knows how to alter the course of history, but because Paul can, too. And Paul would like nothing better than to prevent Jesse's murder, keeping him from becoming a ghost and allowing him to live a natural life at last ... but in the nineteenth century. Meaning Jesse and Suze would never meet. Suddenly, Suze is faced with the most important decision of her life: allow the only guy she's ever loved to have the life he's always longed for ... or keep him anchored forever in half-life at her side. Will Jesse choose to live without her, or die to love her?

Sisters of the Sword 3: Journey Through Fire

by Maya Snow

Sometimes a samurai's most dangerous opponent is herself. Ever since their father's murder, Kimi and Hana have honed their fighting skills and prepared for vengeance against their vicious uncle Hidehira. They have become true warriors with the hearts of samurai. Now their fight has become more than just a personal vendetta. As Hidehira's quest for power continues, he is destroying the province and is poised to invade the rest of the kingdom. After both girls are nearly killed in a fire while fighting their uncle's soldiers, their mother insists on attempting to enlist the support of the Shogun. But at the Shogun's court, the sisters are torn apart by their differences, especially when they rediscover an old friend with a shrouded past. Danger lurks in the most elegant circumstances-behind the smiling face of an aristocrat as well as behind the mask of a ninja-and true peril awaits the sisters where they least expect it. . . .

The Way Life Should Be

by Christina Baker Kline

Angela Russo is thirty-three years old and single, stuck in a job she doesn't love and a life that seems, somehow, to have just happened. Though she inherited a flair for Italian cooking from her grandmother, she never has the time; for the past six months, her oven has held only sweaters. Tacked to her office bulletin board is a picture torn from a magazine of a cottage on the coast of Maine, a reminder to Angela that there are other ways to live, even if she can't seem to figure them out. One day at work, Angela clicks on a tiny advertisement in the corner of her computer screen-"Do Soulmates Exist?"-and finds herself at a dating website, where she stumbles upon "MaineCatch," a thirty-five-year-old sailing instructor with ice-blue eyes. To her great surprise, she strikes up a dizzying correspondence with MaineCatch-yet as her online relationship progresses, life in the real world takes a nosedive. Interpreting this confluence of events as a sign, Angela impulsively decides to risk it all and move to Maine. But things don't work out quite as she expected. Far from everything familiar, and with little to return to, Angela begins to rebuild her life from the ground up, moving into a tiny cottage and finding work at a local coffee shop. To make friends and make ends meet, she leads a cooking class, slowly discovering the pleasures and secrets of her new small community, and-perhaps-a way to connect her heritage to a future she is only beginning to envision. The Way Life Should Be is about the search for the right relationship and the right life, the difficulty of finding true love, and the yearning for the home that food represents. Laced with recipes and humor, wisdom and wit, it is at once a clear-eyed portrait of Maine, a compassionate look at modern life and love, and a compelling work of literary fiction that explores the gulf between the way life is and the way we want it to be.

The Magic Thief

by Sarah Prineas Antonio Javier Caparo

In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic, a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure. Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery's pocket and touched the wizard's locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus magic and work spells. But for some reason he did not. Nevery finds that interesting, and he takes Conn as his apprentice on the provision that the boy find a locus stone of his own. But Conn has little time to search for his stone between wizard lessons and helping Nevery discover who--or what--is stealing the city of Wellmet's magic.

Battle Cry

by Leon Uris

Battle Cry is the riveting Marine epic by the bestselling author of such classics as Trinity and Exodus. Originally published in 1953, Leon Uris's Battle Cry is the raw and exciting story of men at war from a legendary American author. This is the story of enlisted men - Marines - at the beginning of World War II. They are a rough-and-ready tangle of guys from America's cities and farms and reservations. Led by a tough veteran sergeant, these soldiers band together to emerge as part of one of the most elite fighting forces in the world. With staggering realism and detail, we follow them into intense battles - Guadalcanal and Tarawa - and through exceptional moments of camaraderie and bravery. Battle Cry does not extol the glories of war, but proves itself to be one of the greatest war stories of all time.

Xanth 15: The Color of Her Panties

by Piers Anthony Piers A. Jacob

We See England, We See Xanth, We See Mels's Underpanth In fact, Gwenny Goblin, Che Centaur and Jenny Elf are just about the only creatures on Xanth who have been spared the sight of Mela Merwoman's undergarment -- preoccupied as they are with helping Gwenny beat out her awful half-brother Gobble for chiefship of the goblin horde. But first they must master space and thyme . . . and find the fabulous egg that sits between the Roc and the hard place. While Mela -- who would gladly relinquish her oft-viewed undies for a new husband -- joins the Adult Conspiracy . . . and quickly discovers the power of a perfect pair of panties!

Amber Beach

by Elizabeth Lowell

Honor Donovan is a shrewd businesswoman, yet she has been shut out of Donovan International by her father and four brothers. When her favorite brother Kyle vanishes, along with a fortune in stolen amber, Honor's questions are ignored by the Donovan males. Defying them, she heads to the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest in search of answers.Honor needs a guide because she knows nothing about running a boat -- and she knows nothing about Jake Mallory until he answers her ad. One of the things she doesn't know is that Jake is much more than a fishing guide. Until Kyle disappeared, Jake was brokering amber deals in the Baltic for Donovan International. Honor is completely unaware of the old wars, new politics, greed, and stolen amber that have lured ruthless, high-stakes players from around the globe.Jake wants no part of the intrigue, or of a Donovan woman in his life, but he suspects the Donovans have set him up to take the fall for Kyle's treachery. The way Jake sees it, some Donovan is going to pay for his troubles, and it just may turn out to be HonorJake and Honor cast off on a journeys moldering with distrust, betrayal, vengeance... and temptation. A hunger grows between them that is as dangerous as the secrets they keep. Alone at sea, they pursue the stubborn mystery of the Amber Room, flee from relentless enemies, and fight against trusting each other. Yet when Honor and Jake dare to confide in one another, they face a final truth: the penalty for betrayal is death; the reward is a lifetime...together.

The Runaway Princess

by Christina Dodd

MasqueradeEnglish orphan Miss Evangeline Scoffield has spent her life contenting herself with dreams. But with an unforseen inheritance, she can afford one perfect summer-a summer she will spend the rest of her life remembering. She buys herself expensive clothes, travels abroad, and presents herself as a lady of mystery.MarriageBut she quickly discovers her mistake, for a darkly handsome man appears at her bedroom door, claiming to be a Crown Prince-and her fiance.Or the Ever After of Her Dreams?One look into her eyes, and the prince recognizes her. She is his betrothed, the runaway Princess of Serephinia. All her denials cannot change that, or alter the passion that burgeons between them. To fullfil their destinies, the prince will do anything-abduct her, coerce her, or, best of all seduce his reluctant bride into his royal world of peril, promise and passion.

Map of Bones (Sigma Force Series #2)

by James Rollins

Hooded men massacre innocents, break into a sarcophagus and steal the bones of the three wise men, later revealed to actually be highly reactive gold that could usher in Armageddon.

Witch Week

by Diana Wynne Jones

There are good witches and bad witches, but the law says that all witches must be burned at the stake. So when an anonymous note warns, "Someone in this class is a witch," the students in 6B are nervous -- especially the boy who's just discovered that he can cast spells and the girl who was named after the most famous witch of all.Witch Week features the debonair enchanter Chrestomanci, who also appears in Charmed Life, The Magicians of Caprona, and The Lives of Christopber Chant.Someone in the class is a witch. At least so the anonymous note says. Everyone is only too eager to prove it is someone else -- because in this society, witches are burned at the stake.

Prom Nights from Hell

by Meg Cabot Kim Harrison Stephenie Meyer Michele Jaffe Lauren Myracle

Five amazing authors. Five unforgettable stories. In this exciting collection of paranormal tales, best-selling authors Stephenie Meyer (Twilight), Kim Harrison (Once Dead, Twice Shy), Meg Cabot (How to Be Popular), Lauren Myracle (ttyl), and Michele Jaffe (Bad Kitty) take prom mishaps to a whole new level-a truly hellish level. Wardrobe malfunctions and two left feet don't hold a candle to discovering your date is the Grim Reaper-and he isn't here to tell you how hot you look. From angels fighting demons to a twisted take on getting what you wish for, these five stories will entertain better than any DJ in a bad tux can. No corsage or limo rental necessary. Just good, creepy fun.

Captain Jack

by Gene Shelton

John Coffee Hays leaves his Tennessee home to join the West's hard-riding Texas Rangers, with whom he must face Comanche warriors and war in Mexico.

Partners in Crime Part 1

by Alicia Scott

36 Hours SerialAs a devastating summer storm hits Grand Springs, Colorado, the next thirty-six hours will change the town and its residents forever....Partners in Crime Part 1Mayor Olivia Stuart has been murdered. The prime suspect? A mysterious blonde woman named "Jo."Josie Reynolds lost a friend and mentor when Olivia Stuart died. How could anyone think she killed Olivia? But clearly that's just what detective Jack Stryker thinks. Josie knows from past experience that cops can jump to the wrong conclusions. She doesn't know whether to set Jack straight or stay off his radar."Straight Arrow" Jack Stryker has to find Olivia's killer. Josie matches the description of the mysterious blonde, and his instincts tell him she's hiding something. But as he gets closer to Josie, he's afraid of what his investigation might reveal....The story continues in Partners in Crime Parts 2 and 3.

Markets and States in Tropical Africa

by Robert H. Bates

Following independence, most countries in Africa sought to develop, but their governments pursued policies that actually undermined their rural economies. Examining the origins of Africa's "growth tragedy," Markets and States in Tropical Africa has for decades shaped the thinking of practitioners and scholars alike. Robert H. Bates's analysis now faces a challenge, however: the revival of economic growth on the continent. In this edition, Bates provides a new preface and chapter that address the seeds of Africa's recovery and discuss the significance of the continent's success for the arguments of this classic work.

Gnu's World

by Richard D. Estes

This is the first scholarly book on the antelope that dominates the savanna ecosystems of eastern and southern Africa. It presents a synthesis of research conducted over a span of fifty years, mainly on the wildebeest in the Ngorongoro and Serengeti ecosystems, where eighty percent of the world's wildebeest population lives. Wildebeest and other grazing mammals drive the ecology and evolution of the savanna ecosystem. Richard D. Estes describes this process and also details the wildebeest's life history, focusing on its social organization and unique reproductive system, which are adapted to the animal's epic annual migrations. He also examines conservation issues that affect wildebeest, including range-wide population declines.

The Quality Cure

by David Cutler

In the United States, the soaring cost of health care has become an economic drag and a political flashpoint. Moreover, although the country's medical spending is higher than that of any other nation, health outcomes are no better than elsewhere, and in some cases are even worse. In The Quality Cure, renowned health care economist and former Obama advisor David Cutler offers an accessible and incisive account of the issues and their causes, as well as a road map for the future of health care reform--one that shows how information technology, realigned payment systems, and value-focused organizations together have the power to resolve this seemingly intractable problem and transform the US health care system into one that is affordable, efficient, and effective.

American Indian Beadwork

by W. Ben Hunt J.F. "Buck" Burshears

One of the original classical books on Indian beadwork art. Includes detailed directions for various beading stitches as well as making and stringing a loom.

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