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Based on Zero Belly Diet, the revolutionary bestselling weight-loss plan from ABC News nutrition and wellness correspondent David Zinczenko, creator of Eat This, Not That!, Zero Belly Cookbook is a groundbreaking collection of recipes that will teach anyone how to cook beautifully, lose weight fast, and get healthier in just minutes a day. SEE THE DELICIOUS DIFFERENCE IN JUST FOURTEEN DAYS! Strip away up to 16 pounds in two weeks with the weight-loss power of gourmet superfoods. Ever since the arrival of David Zinczenko's bestselling Zero Belly Diet--with its proven formula to rev up metabolism, melt away fat, and turn off the genes that cause weight gain--fans have been clamoring for more scrumptious, waist-slimming recipes to add to their weekly menus. Zinczenko answers the call in Zero Belly Cookbook--a collection of more than 150 quick, simple, restaurant-quality meals that will improve how you eat, feel, and live. * Metabolism-boosting breakfasts: Set your metabolism racing with the all-day fat-burning protein power of Spinach and Onion Strata and the superfood-packed Apple Pie Muffins. * Flat-belly lunches: Quell hunger with low-calorie, belly-flattening takes on such indulgent favorites as Turkey Meatball Heroes with Onion and Peppers. * Fat-melting dinners: Celebrate easy, automatic weight loss in gourmet style with Green Tea Poached Salmon with Bok Choy or Steak Frites with Arugula Chimichurri and Asparagus. * Slimming snacks: Nibble your way slim with Spicy Popcorn, Fresh Figs and Ricotta, and Avocado with Crab Salad. * Healthy, decadent desserts: Cap off a day of perfect eating with Raspberry Poached Pears, Black Forest Cookies, or Watermelon Wedges with Whipped Cream, Walnuts, and Mint. Including tasty dishes from such celebrated chefs as Jason Lawless, Susan Feniger, Chris Jaeckle, and Anita Lo, these tantalizing, easy-to-prepare recipes are specifically designed to target the fat that matters most to your health: belly fat. Regardless of your health history, your lifestyle, or even your genes, Zero Belly Cookbook will give you the power to flatten your belly, heal your body, soothe your soul, and live better than ever.From the Hardcover edition.
A brilliant, haunting, and profoundly original portrait of the defining tragedy of our time. In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the twentieth century, and reveals the risks that we face in the twenty-first. Based on new sources from eastern Europe and forgotten testimonies from Jewish survivors, Black Earth recounts the mass murder of the Jews as an event that is still close to us, more comprehensible than we would like to think, and thus all the more terrifying. The Holocaust began in a dark but accessible place, in Hitler's mind, with the thought that the elimination of Jews would restore balance to the planet and allow Germans to win the resources they desperately needed. Such a worldview could be realized only if Germany destroyed other states, so Hitler's aim was a colonial war in Europe itself. In the zones of statelessness, almost all Jews died. A few people, the righteous few, aided them, without support from institutions. Much of the new research in this book is devoted to understanding these extraordinary individuals. The almost insurmountable difficulties they faced only confirm the dangers of state destruction and ecological panic. These men and women should be emulated, but in similar circumstances few of us would do so. By overlooking the lessons of the Holocaust, Snyder concludes, we have misunderstood modernity and endangered the future. The early twenty-first century is coming to resemble the early twentieth, as growing preoccupations with food and water accompany ideological challenges to global order. Our world is closer to Hitler's than we like to admit, and saving it requires us to see the Holocaust as it was -- and ourselves as we are. Groundbreaking, authoritative, and utterly absorbing, Black Earth reveals a Holocaust that is not only history but warning.From the Hardcover edition..
She closed her heart long ago. He just wants to open her mind. For fans of Toni Aleo and Sawyer Bennett, the debut of Sophia Henry's red-hot Detroit Pilots series introduces a hockey team full of complicated men who fight for love. Auden Berezin is used to losing people: her father, her mother, her first love. Now, just when she believes those childhood wounds are finally healing, she loses something else: the soccer scholarship that was her ticket to college. Scrambling to earn tuition money, she's relieved to find a gig translating for a Russian minor-league hockey player--until she realizes that he's the same dangerously sexy jerk who propositioned her at the bar the night before. Equal parts muscle and scar tissue, Aleksandr Varenkov knows about trauma. Maybe that's what draws him to Auden. He also lost his family too young, and he channeled the pain into his passions: first hockey, then vodka and women. But all that seems to just melt away the instant he kisses Auden and feels a jolt of desire as sudden and surprising as a hard check on the ice. After everything she's been through, Auden can't bring herself to trust any man, let alone a hot-headed puck jockey with a bad reputation. Aleksandr just hopes she'll give him a chance--long enough to prove he's finally met the one who makes him want to change.Advance praise for Delayed Penalty "Delayed Penalty is sexy, fun, and full of angst. Not only does Aleksandr dominate the ice, but he fights for what he wants outside of the rink as well. I will definitely read it again!"--New York Times bestselling author L. P. Dover"Delayed Penalty is such a rush! Everything I love about the New Adult genre is right here: a captivating premise, a fresh new setting, and a scorching hot hero who constantly keeps you guessing. The romance is off the charts and Sophia Henry tackles real issues that tug at your heartstrings."--New York Times bestselling author Rachel Harris"Hot Russian hockey player meets feisty tutor? Yes, please! I loved watching Aleksandr and Auden work through their broken pasts together. Delayed Penalty is a unique New Adult romance that packs an emotional punch."--Cindi Madsen, USA Today bestselling author of Getting Lucky Number Seven"Auden and her hot Russian hockey god, Aleksandr, really heat up the pages in Delayed Penalty--a touching story about growing up, moving forward, and ultimately finding love."--Renita Pizzitola, author of Just a Little Kiss"Henry's debut novel evokes the image of a culture characterized by a stoic exterior, only to reveal deep love as the characters dissolve their emotional walls from the inside out. [Readers] looking for heartfelt romance will feel the warmth emanating from this page-turner."--Library Journal
In this sexy Whisper Creek romance for readers of Kristan Higgins, Susan Mallery, and Molly O'Keefe, a red-hot cowboy uses some Montana magic to give a reclusive beauty her happily ever after. Yoga instructor Jessalyn Alcott radiates peace, calm, and serenity--on the outside. Inside, she still feels like the broken, desperate girl from the trailer park. She's got dark secrets she can't share, which is why she never lets her relationships go beyond the third date. But when she travels to the Whisper Creek dude ranch for a friend's wedding, Jess is enchanted by a cowboy whose deep blue eyes, dimpled smile, and rock-hard body make it tough to remember why she keeps running scared. Cole Driscoll has struggled to find his place on a family ranch where he's always played second fiddle. His future might be uncertain, but he's sure of one thing: He wants Jess by his side. Easier said than done. When it comes to getting close, she's full of excuses, and he longs to fix the hurt he sees in her eyes. Now that she's at Whisper Creek, there's nothing he wants more than to break down the walls around her heart and heal her pain with the power of love.Praise for Once Upon a Cowboy "Sexy, charming, and perfectly heartwarming, Once Upon a Cowboy is the ultimate pick-me-up. Everything about this book made me smile. Maggie McGinnis just keeps getting better and better!"--USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne"Romantic and emotional, Once Upon a Cowboy is as swoon-worthy and heartwarming as it gets!"--Elisabeth Barrett, author of Once and Again"There are equal measures of heartache and joy sprinkled throughout the read, making it a story that engulfs the reader."--Examiner.com "[Once Upon a Cowboy] reaches in and grabs on to the heartstrings and just won't let go. Emotional and heartbreaking, this is a touching story about the healing power of love. . . . McGinnis handles the issues delicately and respectfully but still maintains a lighthearted tone. The location was so charming and characters so well written that this was a fun story to read."--The Sassy Bookster "This is a fantastically written book by Maggie McGinnis and I recommend you get this added to your TBR list!"--Reflections of a Book Geek "The setting blew me away and I loved spending time in Carefree once again. I fervently hope this won't be the last book in the series!"--Swept Away by Romance "Thank you, Maggie McGinnis, for bringing these characters to life in your Whisper Creek series!"--A Season for All Things "Once Upon a Cowboy grabbed me from the very first page."--Twin Spin Praise for Maggie McGinnis "Maggie McGinnis writes the kind of characters that keep you smiling long after you turn the page."--USA Today bestselling author Katie Lane "A writer with a talent for both humor and emotion."--New York Times bestselling author Lori Handeland, aka Lori Austin "McGinnis comes out of the chute with force, grabs your emotions, and gets a death hold on your attention to the last page, where you sigh and wish there was one more chapter."--New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown
For readers of Laura Childs, Ellery Adams, and Jenn McKinlay, the high-flying new Birds of a Feather mystery series from Marty Wingate begins as a British woman gets caught up in a dangerous plot when her celebrity father disappears. With her personal life in disarray, Julia Lanchester feels she has no option but to quit her job on her father's hit BBC Two nature show, A Bird in the Hand. Accepting a tourist management position in Smeaton-under-Lyme, a quaint village in the English countryside, Julia throws herself into her new life, delighting sightseers (and a local member of the gentry) with tales of ancient Romans and pillaging Vikings. But the past is front and center when her father, Rupert, tracks her down in a moment of desperation. Julia refuses to hear him out; his quick remarriage after her mother's death was one of the reasons Julia flew the coop. But later she gets a distressed call from her new stepmum: Rupert has gone missing. Julia decides to investigate--she owes him that much, at least--and her father's new assistant, the infuriatingly dapper Michael Sedgwick, offers to help. Little does the unlikely pair realize that awaiting them is a tightly woven nest of lies and murder.Advance praise for The Rhyme of the Magpie"Put the kettle on and settle into a well-crafted village mystery with a delightful new sleuth."--Connie Archer, bestselling author of Ladle to the GravePraise for Marty Wingate "Marty Wingate plants clever clues with a dash of romantic spice to satisfy any hungry mystery reader."--Mary Daheim, bestselling author of The Alpine Yeoman "Classy, clever, and utterly charming . . . Brew a pot of tea and settle in with this immensely enjoyable mystery."--Rosemary Harris, author of Pushing Up Daisies and The Bitches of Brooklyn, on The Garden Plot
In this edgy, sizzling romance for fans of Monica Murphy and Abbi Glines, a bad boy shows a straitlaced law student how to slow down and savor the good things. Everly Parker is about to graduate from law school, always busy, and can't stop rushing through life. Her late grandmother left her a bucket list of meaningful, can't-miss experiences, but she hasn't completed a single one. Then searing-hot Max Levin bursts into her world. As a casting director for a porn production company, Max is loaded, cocky, and all wrong for Everly. Still, she's tempted enough to cross the first item off her list: Go out with someone you'd never give the time of day. Inheriting a porn empire isn't every guy's dream (well, actually, it probably is), but Max isn't complaining. It's just that until he meets Everly, he has no idea what he's been missing. As the pressure mounts to take over the family business, Max can't help wondering what would happen if he chose Everly instead. So far, his life has been a wild ride, but only Everly promises the greatest rush of all: love.Praise for Rush "Sizzling sexual scenes are plentiful, but Gordon makes it clear that the attraction between Everly and Max goes much deeper than the physical allure."--Publishers Weekly"Clear your schedule--once you start, you won't stop! Gina Gordon never disappoints."--New York Times bestselling author Jen McLaughlin"Perfectly sweet, sexy, and fabulously fun, Rush is everything you want in a romance and more!"--USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy "With a standup guy who's about more than just being hot and a captivating storyline, Rush by Gina Gordon is a great choice for romance lovers who want a quick, fun read."--Pretty Sassy Cool "A fantastic story with many laughs, a few tears and some heavy duty romance (and lust!), which made it all the more special for me."--LeAnn's Book Reviews "Gina Gordon's writing is flawless. She knows how to tell a damn good story, one that will fly by much faster than you want it to. You become so immersed in it that you don't even realize how much time has passed since you started the first page. The only regret you have is that it's come to an end!"--Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews "I thought the book was well written, sexy, funny and thoughtful. It was definitely a surprise and I highly recommend it!"--These Books Are My Friends "Rush was a fun, surprising New Adult read that I would recommend readers to check out. I loved the message of this book. It reminds readers to pursue their own happiness and true passion. And, most important, to never judge a book by its cover. So if you are looking for a book that has so much depth, then I would suggest you to read Rush."--Four Chicks Flipping Pages Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Perfect for fans of Katy Evans, the first novel in the Dark Obsession series tells the story of a beautiful wallflower who falls for a chiseled street fighter--and learns just how dangerous love can be. Beatrix Becker spent most of her life under the thumb of her controlling, abusive father. And now that she's free and attending her dream college, she has no idea how to act like the normal crowd: partying, going on dates, even having a conversation. Then she meets Serge Sorensen. Big and surly with a whole host of riotous tattoos, Serge is supposed to scare the hell out of her. But beneath his harsh exterior, Beatrix discovers a kindred spirit who knows what it's like to be a misfit. Most exhilarating--and terrifying--is what he does for a living: illegal street fighting. There's nothing like the rush Serge gets from the intense athleticism and brutal glory of combat--though his chemistry with Beatrix comes close. Slowly at first, he introduces her to his world, where he lives by instinct, passion, and desire. He even helps her out with her equally traumatized brother. But when Serge gets in too deep with the wrong people, he ends up paying in blood. And suddenly, just as Beatrix has been drawn into Serge's perfectly sculpted arms, she's thrown once and for all into the fight of his life.Advance praise for Never Loved "Sizzling heat and a unique writing style drew me in immediately and kept me riveted. I could not put this book down!"--USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt "Never Loved will keep you reading way past your bedtime and leave you tingling in all the right places. Charlotte Stein delivers a sinfully sexy read. I couldn't put it down."--Gina Gordon, author of Rush Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
When the woman who would become Indra Devi was born in Russia in 1899, yoga was virtually unknown outside of India. By the time of her death, in 2002, it was being practiced everywhere, from Brooklyn to Berlin to Ulaanbaatar. In The Goddess Pose, New York Times best-selling author Michelle Goldberg traces the life of the incredible woman who brought yoga to the West--and in so doing paints a sweeping picture of the twentieth century. Born into the minor aristocracy (as Eugenia Peterson), Devi grew up in the midst of one of the most turbulent times in human history. Forced to flee the Russian Revolution as a teenager, she joined a famous Berlin cabaret troupe, dove into the vibrant prewar spiritualist movement, and, at a time when it was nearly unthinkable for a young European woman to travel alone, followed the charismatic Theosophical leader Jiddu Krishnamurti to India. Once on the subcontinent, she performed in Indian silent cinema and hobnobbed with the leaders of the independence movement. But her greatest coup was convincing a recalcitrant master yogi to train her in the secrets of his art. Devi would go on to share what she learned with people around the world, teaching in Shanghai during World War II, then in Hollywood, where her students included Gloria Swanson and Greta Garbo. She ran a yoga school in Mexico during the height of the counterculture, served as spiritual adviser to the colonel who tried to overthrow Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega, and, in her eighties, moved to Buenos Aires at the invitation of a besotted rock star. Everywhere she went, Indra Devi evangelized for yoga, ushering in a global craze that continues unabated. Written with vivid clarity, The Goddess Pose brings her remarkable story--as an actress, yogi, and globetrotting adventuress--to life.From the Hardcover edition.
From renowned German Holocaust historian Peter Longerich comes the definitive one-volume biography of Adolf Hitler's malevolent minister of propaganda. In life, and in the grisly manner of his death, Joseph Goebbels was one of Adolf Hitler's most loyal acolytes. By the end, no one in the Berlin bunker was closer to the Führer than his devoted Reich minister for public enlightenment and propaganda. But how did this clubfooted son of a factory worker rise from obscurity to become Hitler's most trusted lieutenant and personally anointed successor? In this ground-breaking biography, Peter Longerich sifts through the historical record--and thirty thousand pages of Goebbels's own diary entries--to provide the answer to that question. Longerich, the first historian to make use of the Goebbels diaries in a biographical work, engages and challenges the self-serving portrait the propaganda chief left behind. Spanning thirty years, the diaries paint a chilling picture of a man driven by a narcissistic desire for recognition who found the personal affirmation he craved within the virulently racist National Socialist movement. Delving into the mind of his subject, Longerich reveals how Goebbels's lifelong search for a charismatic father figure inexorably led him to Hitler, to whom he ascribed almost godlike powers. This comprehensive biography documents Goebbels's ascent through the ranks of the Nazi Party, where he became a member of the Führer's inner circle and launched a brutal campaign of anti-Semitic propaganda. Though endowed with near-dictatorial control of the media--film, radio, press, and the fine arts--Longerich's Goebbels is a man dogged by insecurities and beset by bureaucratic infighting. He feuds with his bitter rivals Hermann Göring and Alfred Rosenberg, unsuccessfully advocates for a more radical line of "total war," and is thwarted in his attempt to pursue a separate peace with the Allies during the waning days of World War II. This book also reveals, as never before, Goebbels's twisted personal life--his mawkish sentimentality, manipulative nature, and voracious sexual appetite. A harrowing look at the life of one of history's greatest monsters, Goebbels delivers fresh insight into how the Nazi message of hate was conceived, nurtured, and disseminated. This complete portrait of the man behind that message is sure to become a standard for historians and students of the Holocaust for decades to come.Praise for Goebbels "Peter Longerich . . . has delved into rarely accessed material from his subject's diaries, which span thirty years, to paint a remarkable portrait of the man who became one of Hitler's most trusted lieutenants."--The Daily Telegraph Praise for Heinrich Himmler "There have been several studies of this enigmatic man, but Peter Longerich's massive biography, grounded in exhaustive study of the primary sources, is now the standard work and must stand alongside Ian Kershaw's Hitler, Ulrich Herbert's Best and Robert Gerwarth's Hitler's Hangman: The Life of Heydrich as one of the landmark Nazi biographies. As the author of a celebrated study of the Holocaust, Longerich is better able than his predecessors to situate Himmler within the vast machinery of genocide. And he brings to his task a gift for capturing those mannerisms that are the intimate markers of personality."--London Review of Books "[An] excellent and comprehensive biography."--The New York Review of BooksFrom the Hardcover edition.
Freedom Oliver has plenty of secrets. She lives in a small Oregon town and keeps mostly to herself. Her few friends and neighbors know she works at the local biker bar; they know she gets arrested for public drunkenness almost every night; they know she's brash, funny, and fearless. What they don't know is that Freedom Oliver is a fake name. They don't know that she was arrested for killing her husband, a cop, twenty years ago. They don't know she put her two kids up for adoption. They don't know that she's now in witness protection, regretting ever making a deal with the Feds, and missing her children with a heartache so strong it makes her ill.Then, she learns that her daughter has gone missing, possibly kidnapped. Determined to find out what happened, Freedom slips free of her handlers, gets on a motorcycle, and heads for Kentucky, where her daughter was raised. As she ventures out on her own, no longer protected by the government, her troubled past comes roaring back at her: her husband's vengeful, sadistic family; her brief, terrifying stint in prison; and the family she chose to adopt her kids who are keeping dangerous secrets. Written with a ferocious wit and a breakneck pace, Freedom's Child is a thrilling, emotional portrait of a woman who risks everything to make amends for a past that haunts her still.From the Hardcover edition.
There's never been a better time to discover the novels behind the blockbuster Starz original series Outlander. Blending rich historical fiction with riveting adventure and a truly epic love story, here are the first four books of Diana Gabaldon's New York Times bestselling saga that introduced the world to the brilliant Claire Randall and valiant Highlander Jamie Fraser: OUTLANDER DRAGONFLY IN AMBER VOYAGER DRUMS OF AUTUMN Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach--an "outlander"--in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743. Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives. Praise for Diana Gabaldon's Outlander novels "Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading."--San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander "History comes deliciously alive on the page."--New York Daily News, on Outlander "Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves."--The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber "Triumphant . . . Her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer."--Publishers Weekly, on Voyager "Unforgettable characters . . . richly embroidered with historical detail."--The Cincinnati Post, on Drums of AutumnFrom the Boxed Set edition.
From New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper comes the story of a gambler who's not all he seems--and the woman who teaches him what it means to risk everything. Jennifer Chantry's life was upended when her father lost their family plantation, Belle Retour, in a foolish bet. And now that he's passed away, Jennifer vows to reclaim what's hers. Falling for a gambler--especially given her father's weakness--wasn't supposed to be in the cards. But the dashing, dark-eyed hustler who rolls into town for a high-stakes poker game awakens Jennifer's deepest desires, even before he offers his services in a bold plan to win back her home. Dane Prescott isn't a professional gambler--he's a federal agent investigating rumors surrounding the scoundrel who swindled an innocent family out of Belle Retour. Used to going deep undercover, Dane knows how to play with other people's money. But when he teams up with the blond beauty bent on revenge, he learns just how much he stands to lose if he can't do right by her. Now Dane will need all the tricks up his sleeve to win his biggest score yet: Jennifer's wounded heart. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
From the bestselling author of The Day of the Jackal, international master of intrigue Frederick Forsyth, comes a thriller that brilliantly blends fact with fiction for one of this summer's--or any season's--most explosive reads!From the behind-the-scenes decision-making of the Allies to the secret meetings of Saddam Hussein's war cabinet, from the brave American fliers running their dangerous missions over Iraq to the heroic young spy planted deep in the heart of Baghdad, Forsyth's incomparable storytelling skill keeps the suspense at a breakneck pace. Somewhere in Baghdad is the mysterious "Jericho," the traitor who is willing--for a price--to reveal what is going on in the high councils of the Iraqi dictator. But Saddam's ultimate weapon has been kept secret even from his most trusted advisers, and the nightmare scenario that haunts General Schwarzkopf and his colleagues is suddenly imminent, unless somehow, the spy can locate that weapon--The Fist of God--in time.Peopled with vivid characters, brilliantly displaying Forsyth's incomparable, knowledge of intelligence operations and tradecraft, moving back and forthbetween Washington and London, Baghdad and Kuwait, desert vastnesses and city bazaars, this breathtaking novel is an utterly convincing story of what mayactually have happened behind the headlines.
From the master of the novel of international intrigue comes a riveting new book as timely and unsettling as tomorrow's headlines.It is summer 1999 in Russia, a country on the threshold of anarchy. An interim president sits powerless in Moscow as his nation is wracked by famine and inflation, crime and corruption, and seething hordes of the unemployed roam the streets.For the West, Russia is a basket case. But for Igor Komarov, one-time army sergeant who has risen to leadership of the right-wing UPF party, the chaos is made to order. As he waits in the wings for the presidential election of January 2000, his striking voice rings out over the airwaves offering the roiling masses hope at last--not only for law, order, and prosperity, but for restoring the lost greatness of their land.Who is this man with the golden tongue who is so quickly becoming the promise of a Russia reborn? A document stolen from party headquarters and smuggled to Washington and London sends nightmare chills through those who remember the past, for this Black Manifesto is pure Mein Kampf in a country with frightening parallels to the Germany of the Weimar Republic.Officially the West can do nothing, but in secret a group of elder statesmen sends the only person who can expose the truth about Komarov into the heart of the inferno. Jason Monk, ex-CIA and "the best damn agent-runner we ever had," had sworn he would never return to Moscow, but one name changes his mind. Colonel Anatoli Grishin, the KGB officer who tortured and murdered four of Monk's agents after they had been betrayed by Aldrich Ames, is now Komarov's head of security.Monk has a dual mission: to stop Komarov, whatever it takes, and to prepare the way for an icon worthy of the Russian people. But he has a personal mission as well: to settle the final score with Grishin. To do this he must stay alive--and the forces allied against him are ruthless, the time frighteningly short....
BLOOD AND ICE Majestically it rose from the icy waters, the gateway to the awesome wilderness of Alaska. Sitka drew all brand of adventurers, con men, criminals, and pioneers--men such as trail-tough, battle-hardened Jean LaBarge. He left the swamps of the Susquehanna behind for the rugged beauty--and deadly challenges--of this frozen frontier. But the empire-hungry Russians had already established a foothold in Sitka and they wouldn't give it up without a fierce and treacherous struggle that stretched from San Francisco to the palaces of St. Petersburg. Now Jean faces the most dangerous fight of his life: a fight for a passionate woman and the right to claim Alaska for America.
For fans of Patricia Cornwell, Tana French, and Lisa Gardner comes a razor-sharp novel of suspense featuring Detective Nan Vining--a single mother whose worlds collide when her teenage daughter stumbles upon a grisly double homicide. When she gets the call, Nan Vining responds as a mother first and a detective second. Her daughter, Emily, has made a gruesome discovery in a secluded section of a Pasadena park: a pretty, popular young teacher from Emily's high school and a bright yet troubled transfer student--both dead and bloody in a copse of trees. But the crime scene isn't the only thing that seems off to Detective Vining. There's also the cocky classmate who was with Emily in the park--the boyfriend she never knew about. What else doesn't she know about her daughter? As she attempts to channel both her maternal and investigative instincts into one single point of focus, Vining's superiors at the Pasadena Police Department are moving at lightning speed. Before the evidence has even been processed, the case is closed as a clear-cut murder/suicide: a disturbed teenager murders his teacher, then takes his own life. Vining doesn't buy it. Now she's chasing dangerous, powerful people with secrets they would kill for--and taking them down means risking her own flesh and blood.Advance praise for Killing Secrets "Killing Secrets is diabolically good, a top-notch murder mystery. Nan Vining is a heroine you'll love."--Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of Compulsion Praise for the novels of Dianne Emley "The Night Visitor grabbed my attention on page one and never let up. It's a creepy, crafty thrill ride, and I enjoyed every word. I'll be looking for more of Dianne Emley's books."--Karen Robards "Emley masterfully twists, turns, and shocks."--Tess Gerritsen, on Love Kills
Otherworldly desire and paranormal action reach new heights in the final installment of The Soulkeepers. As Sophia St. James moves Heaven and Hell to claim her destiny, questions are answered, secrets are revealed--and immortal love is tested. After finally becoming a powerful Spirit Walker, Sophia St. James is shocked to discover that her conjured identical twin, Ka--along with her soul--have been dragged down to Hell by the relentless Demon Knight Dante. Sophia tries to hide the crisis, but there is little hope of keeping any secrets from her red-hot Guardian Angel. Growing suspicious, Michael has been making plans of his own that will bind him and Sophia together forever. But Sophia is plagued with evil visions through Ka's experiences in Hell. She is terrified that Dante will discover he has taken the wrong Sophia. Desperate to return to her original state before she withers away and dies, she risks everything to go where Michael can't follow. To bring back Ka and save her own soul, Sophia must now enter the gates of Hell.Praise for Unforgiven "Incredibly sweet and sultry . . . I love Lori Adams's writing."--TJ Loves to Read "With tons of action, hot romance and characters you can't help but love and love to hate, Unforgiven is a definite must-read that I would highly recommend to any fans of paranormal romance."--The Avid Book Collector (five stars) "Lori knows how to pack the excitement, conflict, and romance all into one."--Jess Time to Read . . . "I know you would all get as much enjoyment out of it as I did. This book of course gets five very sweet kisses from me."--Sassy Moms Say Read Romance Praise for The Soulkeepers "In a clash between heaven and hell, no one raises the heat like Spirit Walker Sophia and her Guardian Angel, Michael."--Cecy Robson, award-winning author of the Weird Girls series "As romantic as it is addictive, with witty writing, an action-packed plot, and a face-fanning romance all in one, The Soulkeepers is quickly becoming one of my favorite paranormal series."--Cassie Mae, author of The Real Thing "If you are looking for an amazing and unique paranormal romance that never has a dull moment, has an intense love triangle, fabulous characters, and a captivating, action-filled plot, then look no further than this highly addictive series."--The Avid Book Collector
Peter Straub, Jack Ketchum, Darynda Jones, Jacquelyn Frank, and Brian Hodge contribute five gloomy, disturbing tales of madness and horror to Dark Screams: Volume Three, edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the celebrated Cemetery Dance Publications. THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES OF FREDDIE PROTHERO by Peter Straub A mere child yet a precocious writer, young Freddie records a series of terrifying encounters with an inhuman being that haunts his life . . . and seems to predict his death. GROUP OF THIRTY by Jack Ketchum When an award-winning horror writer on the downward slope of a long career receives an invitation to address the Essex County Science Fiction Group, he figures he's got nothing to lose. He couldn't be more wrong. NANCY by Darynda Jones Though she's adopted by the cool kids, the new girl at Renfield High School is most drawn to Nancy Wilhoit, who claims to be haunted. But it soon becomes apparent that poltergeists--and people--are seldom what they seem. I LOVE YOU, CHARLIE PEARSON by Jacquelyn Frank Charlie Pearson has a crush on Stacey Wheeler. She has no idea. Charlie will make Stacey see that he loves her, and that she loves him--even if he has to kill her to make her say it. THE LONE AND LEVEL SANDS STRETCH FAR AWAY by Brian Hodge When Marni moves in next door, the stale marriage of Tara and Aidan gets a jolt of adrenaline. Whether it's tonic or toxic is another matter.Praise for Dark Screams: Volume Three "Well worth picking up and reading . . . If you have not tried the series yet, do yourself a favor and grab a copy of any (or all) of the books for yourself."--Examiner.com "Freeman and Chizmar have brought their A-game to Dark Screams: Volume Three. If you pick just one installment in this series to read, pick this one."--LitReactor "Another winner."--HorrorTalk "A gathering of perfect little bites of fiction . . . As you finish one story you'll definitely be ready to move on to the next one."--Sweet Southern Home "Every story has something to offer for horror fans. They're creepy, thought-provoking, scary and quick reads."--The Reader's Hollow "[Horror] needs to hit you in the sweet spot where the amygdala and the cerebrum whisper to each other, where intellect and emotion intertwine, and all of these stories do that, and they do it well."--Bibliotica "A fun, frightful read . . . If the editors keep raising the bar, I'll be back again and again."--Atomic Fangirl
National Book Award winner Jonathan Kozol is best known for his fifty years of work among our nation's poorest and most vulnerable children. Now, in the most personal book of his career, he tells the story of his father's life and work as a nationally noted specialist in disorders of the brain and his astonishing ability, at the onset of Alzheimer's disease, to explain the causes of his sickness and then to narrate, step-by-step, his slow descent into dementia. Dr. Harry Kozol was born in Boston in 1906. Classically trained at Harvard and Johns Hopkins, he was an unusually intuitive clinician with a special gift for diagnosing interwoven elements of neurological and psychiatric illnesses in highly complicated and creative people. "One of the most intense relationships of his career," his son recalls, "was with Eugene O'Neill, who moved to Boston in the last years of his life so my father could examine him and talk with him almost every day." At a later stage in his career, he evaluated criminal defendants including Patricia Hearst and the Boston Strangler, Albert H. DeSalvo, who described to him in detail what was going through his mind while he was killing thirteen women. But The Theft of Memory is not primarily about a doctor's public life. The heart of the book lies in the bond between a father and his son and the ways that bond intensified even as Harry's verbal skills and cogency progressively abandoned him. "Somehow," the author says, "all those hours that we spent trying to fathom something that he wanted to express, or summon up a vivid piece of seemingly lost memory that still brought a smile to his eyes, left me with a deeper sense of intimate connection with my father than I'd ever felt before." Lyrical and stirring, The Theft of Memory is at once a tender tribute to a father from his son and a richly colored portrait of a devoted doctor who lived more than a century.From the Hardcover edition.
Cassey Ho, internationally renowned fitness instructor, is known for her irresistibly popular workout videos which have been shared millions of times online. She runs the #1 women's fitness channel on YouTube, Blogilates. Her unique format, POP Pilates© is a fusion of ab-chiseling, butt lifting, total body sculpting exercises that are performed using only your bodyweight. Cassey's personality is bubbly, inspiring, and infectious. But don't let the smile fool you - her workouts will leave you sweating and sore for days. By following Ho's super effective workout plans and clean-eating recipes, you will transform your body towards a stronger, sleeker, and happier version of you. Hot Body Year Round is your ULTIMATE exercise and nutrition guide to living a fit, happy, and healthy life while sculpting your HOTTEST body. Cassey will show you how to stay motivated throughout the year, no matter what the challenges are. You will get:- 120 of Cassey's BEST total body transforming exercises- The complete POP Pilates exercise library - fully photographed and easy to follow- 20 full length workouts- 40 brand new, ridiculously delicious & nutritious recipes- Foods for beautiful hair, skin, and nails- 4 complete clean eating meal plans & grocery lists that complement each season- Cassey's personal daily meal plan- Motivational tips to stay inspired year-round- 256 pages of full color, glossy inspirationFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
A historical mystery featuring the witty and wily Mary Handley, the first woman detective in Brooklyn, as she tries to prove herself in a man's world while solving a high profile murder. Mary Handley is a not your typical late-nineteenth century lady. She's fiery, clever, daring--and she's not about to conform to the gender norms of the day. Not long after being fired from her job at the hat factory for insubordinate behavior, Mary finds herself at the murder scene of Charles Goodrich, the brother of a prominent alderman and former bookkeeper of Thomas Edison. When Mary proves her acumen as a sleuth, she is hired by the Brooklyn police department--as the city's first female policewoman--to solve the crime. The top brass of the department expect her to fail, but Mary has other plans. As she delves into the mystery, she finds herself questioning the likes of J. P. Morgan, Thomas Edison, and Nikola Tesla. Mary soon discovers the key to solving the case goes well beyond finding a murderer and depends on her ability to unearth the machinations of the city's most prominent and respected public figures, men who will go to great lengths to protect their secrets.Much like Mr. Churchill's Secretary and Maisie Dobbs, Second Street Station presents a portrait of a world plunging into modernity through the eyes of a clever female sleuth. Mary Handley is an unforgettable protagonist whose wit, humor, and charm will delight readers from the very first page.
A stunning debut about a young teenager on the brink and a parent desperate to find the truth before it's too late. Thirteen year old Callie is accused of bullying at school, but Rebecca knows the gentle girl she's raised must be innocent. After Callie is exonerated, she begins to receive threatening notes from the girl who accused her, and as these notes become desperate, Rebecca feels compelled to intervene. As she tries to save this unbalanced girl, Rebecca remembers her own intense betrayals and best-friendships as a teenager, when her failure to understand those closest to her led to tragedy. She'll do anything to make this story end differently. But Rebecca doesn't understand what's happening or who is truly a victim, and now Callie is in terrible danger. This raw and beautiful story about the intensity of adolescent emotions and the complex identity of a teenage girl looks unflinchingly at how cruelty exists in all of us, and how our worst impulses can estrange us from ourselves - or even save us.From the Hardcover edition.
In the sizzling new novel of Renita Pizzitola's Crush series, Felicity knows that "Summer Boys" are only good for one thing. But what if hooking up with the right guy could lead to a fresh start? Like most of the residents of her dead-end beach town, Felicity Daniels doesn't know what she wants from her future. Instead of college, she's waiting tables at the local grille where she's more likely to run into the guy who was the love of her life--until one decision changed everything. Now as this year's tourist season kicks in to high gear, Felicity realizes that whatever she wants isn't going to be found here. Mason Hayes is the quintessential Summer Boy: hot, impulsive, and born without strings attached. While in town helping with the family fishing charter, he plans to have a little fun--and hopefully get over a certain girl. He's never had a long-term relationship, but when he meets Felicity, he wonders if he's found the girl who could change that. With her heart still in repair, Felicity's happy to have a distraction like Mason, but her best friend thinks he could also be her ticket out of this town. What's the harm in using him to escape more than just her boredom? After all, he is just a Summer Boy, and they never stick around. But after one kiss, Felicity wonders if only one summer with Mason will ever really be enough.Advance praise for Just a Little Kiss "In the tradition of new adults everywhere, Felicity and Mason stumble through their new relationship as it transitions from a summer sweetness to autumnal angst . . . [with] charming secondary relationships and [a] beautifully detailed setting."--Publishers WeeklyPraise for Just a Little Crush "Brinley and Ryder are the perfect combination of sweet and hot. They'll have you pulling for second chances."--USA Today bestselling author Lisa Desrochers "Be prepared to swoon hard over Ryder in Just a Little Crush, Renita Pizzitola's impressive New Adult debut. Brinley and Ryder are drawn together in an almost hypnotic way and I couldn't help but be mesmerized by the utterly sexy, sweet, romantic, and scorching moments between them. I loved it!"--Christina Lee, author of the Between Breaths series
From the acclaimed author of Ruin Falls and Cover of Snow comes a breathless new novel of psychological suspense about a dark, twisted turn of events that could shatter a family--a read perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Chris Bohjalian, and Nancy Pickard.Sandy Tremont has always tried to give her family everything. But, as the sky darkens over the Adirondacks and a heavy snowfall looms, an escaped murderer with the power to take it all away draws close. In her isolated home in the shadowy woods, Sandy prepares dinner after a fight with her daughter, Ivy. Upstairs, the fifteen-year-old--smart, brave, and with every reason to be angry tonight--keeps her distance from her mother. Sandy's husband, Ben, a wilderness guide, arrives late to find a home simmering with unease. Nearby, two desperate men on the run make their way through the fading light, bloodstained and determined to leave no loose ends or witnesses. After almost twenty years as prison cellmates, they have become a deadly team: Harlan the muscle, Nick the mind and will. As they approach a secluded house and look through its windows to see a cozy domestic scene, Nick knows that here he will find what he's looking for . . . before he disappears forever. Opening the door to the Tremont home, Nick brings not only a legacy of terror but a secret that threatens to drag Sandy with him into the darkness. Praise for Jenny Milchman Ruin Falls "Tight and suspenseful . . . Milchman has a gift that allows her to delve deep into the mind and psyche of her characters, and fans of dark plots like the works of Gillian Flynn will find another author to savor."--RT Book Reviews "Extreme, heart-pounding action . . . essential for psychological thriller fanatics."--Library Journal "A complex and intriguing tale, adeptly pacing the narrative as danger escalates."--Publishers Weekly Cover of Snow "Everything a great suspense novel should be--tense, emotional, mysterious, and satisfying . . . Let's hope this is the start of a long career."--Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Personal "An emotional roller-coaster ride through the darkest night, with blinding twists and occasionally fatal turns . . . a richly woven story."--Booklist (starred review) "Milchman tackles small-town angst where evil can simmer under the surface with a breathless energy and a feel for realistic characters."--The Seattle TimesFrom the Hardcover edition.
"Jennifer Chance's Rock It is perfect for those of us who like our books the way we like our rockers: smart, sexy, sweet, and a damn good time!"--Lexi Ryan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Unbreak MeJennifer Chance unleashes her hot new series with the tale of a smoldering rock star and the fangirl who catches his eye--and finds herself living out her wildest dreams. Lacey Dawes is a total pro at the talent agency where she works, and it doesn't hurt that IMO Worldwide Media represents Dante Falcone. The rock god has starred in her fantasies since she was sixteen--and remains her secret crush to this day. So when Dante picks her to be the interim manager on his Dream It tour, Lacey can't believe her luck. Handling Dante is sure to be the most exquisite, spine-tingling, nerve-wracking mix of business and pleasure ever. Although Dante is grateful for the adoring fans who scream for one more of his full-throttle, soul-searing songs, being surrounded by a cadre of corporate types backstage is wearing thin. Then Lacey shows up. Yeah, she's organized, smart, quick to get him what he wants before he knows he wants it--but Dante senses there's something else going on with sweet, sexy Lacey. One kiss tells him what that "something" might be . . . and makes him hungry for more.Praise for Rock It "An amazing cast of characters, strong writing, a plot that most women have dreamed of at some time in their life, and all the sexiness that comes with a rock and roll hero make Rock It by Jennifer Chance a chart topper worthy of a Grammy!"--Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews "Rock It totally delivered. . . . The chemistry between Dante and Lacey is totally scrumptious! I am looking forward to more in this series and to see where Jennifer [Chance] takes us!"--Read-Love-Blog "Exhilarating and captivating; a book I couldn't put down! . . . I look forward to reading more books by Ms. Chance. Rock It is a must- read!"--Miss Book Lovers "A true feel-good romance novel, with some hot and steamy sex scenes."--Cocktails and Books "This book has a great story line. It's funny and sad and it's full of rock star goodness!"--Hines and Bigham's Literary Tryst "Rock It is fun, escapist romance."--The Reading Date "I had no idea what to expect out of my first romance with a rock star. I am extremely happy to report I love rockers! . . . This is a . . . fun, get-out-of-reality read and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series."--My Para Hangover Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.