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The Everything Brazilian Cookbook

by Marian Blazes

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!

Hiding from Hollywood

by Ellie Darkins

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

The Tapping Diet

by Carol Look Jill Cerreta

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!

One-Star Reviews

by C. Coville

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.

The Forgotten Debutante

by Becky Lower

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

A Widow's Salvation

by Becky Lower

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

Expressly Yours, Samantha

by Becky Lower

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

The Duplicitous Debutante

by Becky Lower

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

Blinded by Grace

by Becky Lower

In 1858 New York City, Halwyn Fitzpatrick thinks he's off the hook for attendance at the annual Cotillion Ball. He has no sister to shepherd down the grand staircase this year and no real desire to go through the rituals of courtship and betrothal himself. Besides, he'll know the right girl when he sees her, especially now that he has new spectacles. But his mother has other plans for him. At twenty-seven years of age, her son is in dire need of a wife.Grace Wagner needs a husband by July in order to inherit the trust her father has left for her. Her stepfather, though, has plans for the money that don't include Grace, and the last thing he wants is for her to find a husband before she turns twenty-one, thereby fulfilling the terms of the trust. She's been in love with Halwyn since she was thirteen, but he hasn't noticed her at any of the balls they've been at over the years. With the aid of his new glasses, he spies Grace from across the room and they share a dance. Grace decides to present him with a business proposition that will satisfy them both. But can a clueless knight in shining armor and a desperate damsel in distress find a way to turn this marriage of convenience into something more?Sensuality Level: Sensual

The Everything Parent's Guide to Overcoming Childhood Anxiety

by Sherianna Boyle

Practical advice to help parents and kids cope with anxiety! All kids worry. But chronic worry can turn into frustration when it becomes the focus of your child's life. For some children, anxiety and fear are overwhelming and all-consuming. But with proper care and treatment, these kids can overcome paralyzing anxiety, learn long-term coping skills, and build resiliency. The Everything Parent's Guide to Overcoming Childhood Anxiety can help, with a hopeful outlook and expert advice on: Determining the causes and triggers of your child's anxiety. Understanding the difference between self-control and self-regulation. Finding the right treatments, including complementary approaches like nutrition, integrated therapy, and self-care. Educating and working with teachers and school officials. Assisting your child to create a confident, promising future. Best of all, implementing the practices found in this book can help you alter the course of your child's brain activity, changing beta high-frequency (hyperalert, fearful) brain waves to alpha (calming) waves. With this reassuring guide, you can rest easy knowing you have the information and resources you need to help your child feel competent, capable, and healthy.

The Everything Big Book of Jokes

by Evan C. Thomas

Have you heard the one about... You'll laugh yourself silly with The Everything Big Book of Jokes! Inside this sidesplitting collection, you'll find only the most popular kinds of jokes, riddles, and funnies from a dynamic professional comedian, including: Short jokes, one-liners, and puns Jokes about spouses, in-laws, kids, and grandparents Office and sports jokes Animal humor Classics, including "Guy walks into a bar..." blonde jokes, priest and rabbi jokes, even knock-knock jokes Filled with countless gags, giggles, and guffaws, this book is sure to tickle your funny bone--and make you the life of the party!

The Everything Healthy Green Drinks Book

by Britt Brandon

300 vibrant, healthy drinks to boost your health and energy! Are you looking for a quick and satisfying way to get healthy? Blending and juicing fresh fruits and vegetables is fast becoming the preferred way to get your essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. With 300 recipes for juices and smoothies, there's a tasty, easy-to-make treat for everyone, including: Green nectarine juice Simple spinach-apple smoothie Green carrot mango juice Sweet and spicy kale smoothie Health harvest juice Strawberry breakfast smoothie Whether you're hoping to detox and lose weight or just looking to incorporate more fresh vegetables and fruits into your diet, you'll find all you need for a healthy and nutritious boost in The Everything Healthy Green Drinks Book!

The Everything Essential French Book

by Bruce Sallee David Hebert

All the basics of French--fast and easy! Whether you are planning a vacation, adding a valuable second language to your resume, or simply brushing up on your skills, The Everything Essential French Book is your perfect introduction to the French language. With easy-to-follow instructions and simple explanations, this portable guide covers the most important basics, including: The French alphabet, accents, and translation. Common French phrases and greetings. Everyday questions and answers. Verb tenses and sentence structure. How to place an order and give commands. The Everything Essential French Book has all you need to get from bonjour to au revoir in no time!

I Work at a Public Library

by Gina Sheridan

Straight from the library--the strange and bizarre, ready to be checked out! From a patron's missing wetsuit to the scent of crab cakes wafting through the stacks, I Work at a Public Library showcases the oddities that have come across Gina Sheridan's circulation desk. Throughout these pages, she catalogs her encounters with local eccentrics as well as the questions that plague her, such as, "What is the standard length of eyebrow hairs?" Whether she's helping someone scan his face onto an online dating site or explaining why the library doesn't have any dragon autobiographies, Sheridan's bizarre tales prove that she's truly seen it all. Stacked high with hundreds of strange-but-true stories, I Work at a Public Library celebrates librarians and the unforgettable patrons that roam the stacks every day.

150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids

by Asia Citro

Bring back playtime, all the time! Dive into a Bubbling Swamp World. Drum on an Outdoor Sound Wall. Explore the gooeyness of Glowing Slime. With the one-of-a-kind projects in 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids, your family will rediscover the spirit of imaginative play! These fun activities help develop your child's creativity and skills--all without a screen in sight. Featuring step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, each budget-friendly project will keep your child entertained, engaged, and learning all day long. Best of all, no one will complain about turning off the TV or computer with such entertaining activities as: Natural Dye Fingerpaints Taste-Safe, Gluten-Free Playdough Erupting Volcano Dinosaur World Fizzy Rainbow Slush Taste-Safe Glow Water Complete with dozens of exercises for babies, toddlers, and school-aged children, 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids will help your family step away from your devices and step into endless afternoons of playtime fun!

See Mom Run

by Megan Searfoss

Finally--5K training plans tailored just for moms! Whether you're looking for a convenient way to lose lingering baby weight or just want to get in shape to keep up with your kids, See Mom Run will help you achieve all of your fitness goals. Running strengthens your physical body and empowers the mind, a one-two punch to get you through the overloaded days of motherhood. Run Like a Mother 5K founder (and busy mother of three) Megan Searfoss shows you how to take those first steps toward the healthy habit of running, with the goal of completing a 5K race. She teaches you running basics, plus how to eat healthy, strength train, and choose your gear--all in a time-saving, cost-effective way. She will help you assess your fitness level and choose a realistic, week-by-week training plan that you can squeeze in before daycare or school; during lunch dates; or after dinner, when the rest of the family is settled in for the night. As your fitness progresses, her programs safely challenge you to move from walking to intervals of walking and running to running continuously. At any speed, See Mom Run will help you cross the finish line and continue running for your life.

Full Strength

by Katie Kenyhercz

After a bum knee ended her soccer days, Alexandra - Allie - Kallen has dedicated her life to helping injured athletes cope and get back in the game. As the new team sports psychologist of the Las Vegas Sinners, she starts out with just one player, but he's a handful. Goalies are stubborn, and she would know. She's determined to figure him out and return him to the net good as new, especially after she sent her last patient back to the ice too soon. The problem is, she sees so much of herself in Shane, and their chemistry is off the charts. Falling for him isn't in the plan. Is love worth losing her career?Shane Reese's entire identity has been wrapped up in being a goalie since he was five years old. When he gets a high ankle sprain right before playoffs, he doesn't exactly take it well. After putting his fist through the physical therapy room wall and hitting a few joking teammates, he's ordered to see the new shrink. All he has to do is convince her he's seen the light, and he can get back to defending his team as soon as his ankle heals. The problem is, she sees through him like no one he's ever met, and the more time he spends with her, the less hot he is to get back to the ice. Could something mean more than hockey?Sensuality Level: Sensual

The Everything Candida Diet Book

by Jeffrey Mccombs

Change your diet and improve your health! You normally have a mix of good and bad bacteria in your digestive tract that, when kept balanced, helps you ward off infection and disease. But when this balance is thrown off kilter, candida, a naturally occurring yeast, is allowed to overgrow. This can result in headaches, intestinal and abdominal distress, skin rashes, or even memory loss. If you're experiencing trouble with candida, The Everything Candida Diet Book can help you restore a healthy balance. With expert medical advice, readers learn: The causes of candida overgrowth. The effects of too much candida and how to control it. How to build a healthy immune system. Foods to avoid to keep your digestive system in balance. The key to taking back digestive control is a healthy diet. With 150 recipes for healthy and flavorful meals, The Everything Candida Diet Book can help you get your health back on track in no time!

Yoga Journal Presents Restorative Yoga for Life

by Gail Boorstein Grossman

Restorative yoga poses for healing your mind and body! Written by instructor Gail Boorstein Grossman, E-RYT 500, CYKT, and published in partnership with Yoga Journal, Restorative Yoga for Life teaches you how to practice restorative yoga--a form of yoga that focuses on physical and mental relaxation through poses aided by props. It's a gentle yet empowering style that helps you de-stress and re-energize. While restorative yoga is beneficial for your entire body, Gail also shows you how to treat more than twenty ailments, such as headaches, digestive issues, and anxiety, through specific yoga poses and sequences. Guided by step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, you will gently ease your way into inner calm and better health with powerful yoga sequences. Whether you're having trouble sleeping, suffering from backaches, or just want to unwind after a busy day, you will find balance throughout your body, soul, and mind with Restorative Yoga for Life.

Fairy-Tale Success

by Beverly West Adrienne Arieff

Advice for achieving your business goals! Meet Skyler Bouchard, founder and editor-in-chief of NYU's first culinary website, NYU Spoon; Kit Hickey, cofounder of the menswear company Ministry of Supply; and Daisy Jenks, founder of the video and film production company Jenks & Co. These amazing women and countless others have turned their passions into a thriving venture--and now, you can, too! Written by business experts Adrienne Arieff and Beverly West, Fairy-Tale Success not only shares the success stories of innovative female entrepreneurs like Skyler, Kit, and Daisy, but also offers real-life strategies for launching your own business. Arieff and West guide you through the entire process, with important entrepreneurial lessons that show you how to turn your ideas into a reality and teach you the skills needed to ensure your business's sustainability. You'll find thought-provoking exercises and quizzes, sample budgets, and examples of successful marketing strategies that will help you design a business plan that works for you. Complete with advice from a talented and inspiring advisory board, Fairy-Tale Success proves that you don't need a fairy godmother to make your dreams come true--all the entrepreneurial magic you need is already inside of you.

Holiday Hoopla

by Dana Volney

Halle Adams is in a bind. While she owns and operates a fun, eclectic gift shop, Just Dandy, her life is anything but. The family purse strings, which have a hold on her shop, have grown too tight for the independent, savvy Wyoming gal. Halle's solution is to seek funding elsewhere, but when her loan request at the bank is denied, she's left to ponder her options during what is meant to be the merriest time of the year.The holiday season ushers in Blake Ellison, who has recently found himself promoted at work, but demoted in spirit. Blake is tired of the chase and simply wants a no-hassle, no-commitment companion to accompany him to the bank-related functions the future president is expected to attend. A chance encounter gives Blake and Halle the perfect solution: She will go with him to the myriad of holiday events and he agrees to approve her loan application.But a barn dance, a black tie gala, and a fundraiser spark feelings of jealousy, protection, and attraction . . . emotions neither of them had on their holiday wish list. Will a business deal between strangers get hoodwinked by holiday hoopla?Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

Heal My Heart

by Elley Arden

Female professional football quarterback MJ Rooney has her eye on the prize, a record-breaking, championship season. Sure, it would be nice to have family support, but she believes in herself, and she has her teammates. That's all she needs to win...until a scuffle at a baseball game sends her over the railing and onto the field with a concussion that threatens her season.Dr. Tag Howard isn't a baseball player like his brothers, but that doesn't mean he can't contribute to the game. He's poised to become Major League Baseball's go-to sports medicine doctor if he can rehabilitate Gold Glove Centerfielder Grey Kemmons, who happens to be his estranged brother. It's a lot to take...until an unorthodox angel crashes into his life with a concussion and a fresh perspective.MJ doesn't need a man. She needs a championship ring. Getting messed up with a sexy, doctor and his family baggage isn't going to get her there. But the attraction is undeniable, and there's surprising freedom from expectations in each other's arms...until Tag's brothers want a reunion that requires him to own up to his ugly past, and MJ's season teeters amidst the distractions. Would life apart be easier?Sensuality Level: Sensual

The Age of Innocence: The Wild and Wanton Edition Volume 2

by Edith Wharton Coco Rousseau

In Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Age of Innocence, adapted by Coco Rousseau, the handsome, wealthy Newland Archer, a member of New York's upper class, is caught in a web of a love triangle - not one he falls into, but one he creates. Is it the fair and innocent but superficial May Newland, his betrothed, who can bring Newland the happiness, love, and passion he craves?Or will a desperate Newland Archer disregard the rigid, sterile views of high society and abandon May for another - May's cousin, the beautiful and mysterious Countess Olenska, a married woman who brings scandal wherever she treads?Let intrigue, passion, and lust be your guides as you experience the once hidden, but now openly sensual story of The Age of Innocence.Sensuality Level: Sensual

The Age of Innocence: The Wild and Wanton Edition Volume 1

by Edith Wharton Coco Rousseau

In Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Age of Innocence, adapted by Coco Rousseau, the handsome, wealthy Newland Archer, a member of New York's upper class, is caught in a web of a love triangle - not one he falls into, but one he creates. Is it the fair and innocent but superficial May Newland, his betrothed, who can bring Newland the happiness, love, and passion he craves?Or will a desperate Newland Archer disregard the rigid, sterile views of high society and abandon May for another - May's cousin, the beautiful and mysterious Countess Olenska, a married woman who brings scandal wherever she treads?Let intrigue, passion, and lust be your guides as you experience the once hidden, but now openly sensual story of The Age of Innocence.Sensuality Level: Sensual

Spiraling

by Rachel Cross

Blue-blooded Amelia "Amy" Astor was a champion, America's sweetheart, and on track to give the US Olympic medal glory before she gave it all up to join skating's equivalent of the circus. Now she's a professional princess, the lead in Enchanted Ice. But in an industry that values young, cheap, and healthy, her age, salary, and injuries are a liability.So when she's offered a job teaching Hollywood heartthrob Shane Marx to skate for a role in a hockey film, she leaps at the opportunity. Maybe with the right kind of exposure, she can survive one more season and put off decisions about her future a little longer. If she invites the wrong kind of exposure . . . well, there's that pesky morals clause waiting in the wings.Shane Marx traded his boy band dance moves in TruAchord for acting lessons years ago. His blonde, blue-eyed gorgeousness makes him the most sought after romantic comedy lead in the movie industry. But lately his clean-cut image has been tarnished by one sex scandal after another.When America's ice princess meets Hollywood's hottest leading man, what could go wrong? Inside that sequined costume is a woman of steely determination who has conquered many of her demons. And beneath his sinfully attractive exterior, Shane Marx is a man still battling his.Sensuality Level: Sensual

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