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Backroads & Byways of Montana: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions (2nd Edition) (Backroads & Byways)

by Jeff Welsch Sherry L. Moore

With natives as your guides, Backroads & Byways leads you down the road less traveled Montana attracts visitors from around the world who come to see the state's magnificent mountains, glistening rivers, vast horizons, and cowboy culture. With Backroads & Byways of Montana as your guide, you'll see and experience it all. Explore some of America's most spectacular vistas and venture off the beaten path into remote prairies and quaint small towns. The Backroads & Byways series is the shortest route a visitor can take to explore like a native. All the suggested drives include choice lodging and dining options, activities, and overview maps. With their insider perspectives, these books provide unique insights into well-known areas that can help you capture the rich flavor of regions explored by a select few.

50 Hikes in Ohio (4th Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

by Ralph Ramey

A veteran hiker revisits old favorite trails in the Buckeye State In this revised and updated edition, Ralph Ramey visits old and new trails that reflect his love of hiking in Ohio. Walks through remnant prairies and an area of drifting sand dunes, a climb to a dolomite promontory, and a hike though a deep deciduous forest are among the trekking adventures that Ramey describes in detail in this update of his classic hiking guide.

Great Bowls of Food: Grain Bowls, Buddha Bowls, Broth Bowls, and More

by Robin Asbell

Layer up grain, vegetable, protein source and sauce: Everyone loves to eat from a bowl Whether it's a rice bowl, a grain bowl, or even a low-carb, high-protein Buddha bowl, bowl food eating is easy, delicious, and never dull. In this hip new cookbook, renowned cookbook writer Robin Asbell shares 75 of her favorite bowl food recipes, as well as a handy chart that helps readers to mix and match ingredients at a glance to create the perfect bowl. Recipes include: Paleo Cauliflower Tabouli Bowl with Lemon Mint Dressing Sweet Potato, BBQ Chicken, Corn, and Chips Bowl Rice, Tofu, and Green Bowl with Kimchi and Spicy Spinach Miso Poached Vegetable and Shrimp Noodle Bowl There's something for everyone here.

The Cupboard to Table Cookbook: Satisfying Meals Made from What you Have on Hand

by Judy Hannemann

With Judy's help, cook from your cupboards--you'll be amazed at how well you'll eat tonight! If it's time to get food on the table, but too late to hit the grocery store, turn to this collection of fast and easy recipes from blogger Judy Hanneman. She'll help you discover new ways to serve ingredients you already have in your pantry, fridge or freezer. Among her favorites: Bacon Bombs Deluxe Skillet Taco Pie Easy Irish Soda Bread Vidalia Onion Pasta You'll be amazed at the delicious, satisfying, irresistably tasty meals you'll create, using what you already have in your kitchen.

The Green Guide to Low-Impact Hiking and Camping

by Bill Mckibben Laura Waterman Guy Waterman

"A classic of backpacking literature" (Backpacker), now updated with a brand-new foreword by environmentalist and best-selling author Bill McKibben Originally published as Backwoods Ethics in 1979, Laura and Guy Waterman's definitive guide to low-impact hiking and camping was a prophetic call to reevaluate the impact of outdoor recreation on the wilderness. Enthusiastically received by environmentalists and wilderness managers at the time, its warnings and advice are now more relevant than ever. With wisdom and gentle humor, Laura and Guy Waterman present a strong case for the importance of respecting the natural world while you're enjoying it. In his foreword to the new edition, world-famous environmentalist Bill McKibben puts the Watermans' advice into context for today's world. Day hikers, campers, and backpackers who follow the sensible techniques laid out in this book will help preserve the wilderness experience for generations to come.

Duty to the Crown

by Rebecca Cohen

2nd EditionSequel to The Actor and the EarlThe Crofton Chronicles: Book TwoDespite the uncomfortable clothing and the gossip at court, Sebastian Hewel is still enjoying the role of Lady Crofton, wife of Anthony Redbourn, Earl of Crofton. But when Queen Elizabeth asks a favor of Anthony, Sebastian's world fractures and his heart threatens to break. The Queen wants Anthony to seduce Lady Marie Valois, the beautiful daughter of a French noble, to discover the whereabouts of her father, who is wanted by the King of France. Sebastian knows Anthony can't refuse the Queen, especially since he has something of a reputation at court. But the situation is further complicated when Lady Marie meets Sebastian without his disguise--and starts flirting with him. Her brother, Lord Nicholas, arrives at Crofton Hall, not happy that his sister has been linked to a man like Anthony, only to find his own head turned by Lady Crofton and her acerbic wit. Contending with the attentions of both siblings--and a very jealous Anthony--would be bad enough. But then Sebastian's uncle demands Sebastian and Anthony stage Bronwyn's death to avoid discovery...A Timeless Dreams title: While reaction to same-sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been positive, these stories celebrate M/M love in a manner that may address, minimize, or ignore historical stigma.1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, March 2013.

The Actor and the Earl

by Rebecca Cohen

2nd EditionThe Crofton Chronicles: Book OneElizabethan actor Sebastian Hewel takes his bow at the proscenium only to embark on the role of a lifetime. When his twin sister, Bronwyn, reneges on the arrangement to marry Anthony Redbourn, Earl of Crofton, Sebastian reluctantly takes her place. At nineteen, Sebastian knows his days as a leading lady are numbered, but with this last performance, he hopes to restore his family's name and pay off his late father's debts. Never mind the danger of losing his head should he be discovered. He didn't expect Anthony to be so charming and alluring--not to mention shrewd. While he applauds Sebastian's plan, Anthony offers a mutually beneficial arrangement instead. Sebastian will need every drop of talent he has to survive with both his head and his heart intact, because this is the best part he's ever had.A Timeless Dreams title: While reaction to same-sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been positive, these stories celebrate M/M love in a manner that may address, minimize, or ignore historical stigma.1st edition published by Dreamspinner Press, November 2012. Winner in the 2013 Rainbow Awards.Sixth: Best LGBT Cover - Illustration

In Too Deep

by Kate Sherwood

At first glance, Cade and Aiden hardly seem like a match made in heaven. Their worlds couldn't be further apart. Cade is quiet, serious, and determined to succeed; Aiden's a party-loving frat boy. Cade comes from a rough home and worked hard to get the scholarships that make it possible for him to attend college; Aiden's had it all thrown in his lap by supportive, kind, and wealthy parents. Cade wants nothing to do with Aiden, but from the moment they meet, Aiden is determined to find a way to bring their different worlds together. Aiden manages to persuade Cade he's a decent guy, and a tentative friendship becomes much more. But a trip to Aiden's family cottage puts Cade in the path of a ghost from his past, and a dark secret he never expected to face again. Cade did what he had to do to escape his dead-end life, but now he sees he didn't leave it as far behind him as he thought.

Once Shattered, Twice Shy

by Benjamin Dahlbeck

Wade Meadows's life is in a downward spiral. After company downsizing leaves him unemployed, his mother's ill health forces him to move back to Georgia. Fortunately, Wade finds a home health care firm to help his mother when he can't be there. Then a terrible accident leaves him the one in need. Joe Gillis, home health care worker, is there to lend a hand. However, as an independent and capable person, Wade finds it hard to accept help. Weeks pass and Joe's consistent strength and presence cause Wade to feel he could let his defenses down and be vulnerable--in more ways than one. Joe wants what's best for Wade, but crossing the line with a patient could cost Joe his career and business.

Healing

by Grace R. Duncan

Pandemus Chronicles: Book TwoWhen Duncan stumbles into a pharmacy in search of something to fix his broken leg, he's surprised to find someone else there. Like the rest of the post-pandemic world, it appeared empty. Instead, he discovers Mark, a former nurse who walked away from his profession after losing too many patients to the virus. Despite swearing he'd never practice medicine again, Mark patches Duncan up over Duncan's protests. He even finds an abandoned house in the tiny town, and they settle in until Duncan heals enough to look out for himself. Much to the chagrin of both, they find themselves caring for each other. Duncan welcomes it, thrilled at finding someone he can trust. However, he's well aware of the shadows in Mark's eyes and understands Mark's reticence as he learns the story. But as he's starting to do things for himself again, Duncan realizes he doesn't want Mark to leave. He's not sure if can get Mark to let go of his fears so they can stay together and love. But Duncan's damned sure going to try.

A Day at a Time

by Nic Starr

Sean Vargos is quiet, well respected, and dedicated to his job. But Dave Simpson sees Sean as more than a coworker. He's fought his attraction to Sean for months but can't get him out of his thoughts. They tentatively embark on a relationship, but Sean isn't all that he seems. He struggles to put his past behind him and overcome his fears. Dave, with his good looks and open nature, accepts that sometimes Sean's doubts get the better of him and he runs. Dave just wants the chance to show Sean he can be trusted and the past doesn't have to dictate their future.

Barbacoa

by Erik Orrantia

Professor Diego and his team have made a potentially world-shaking discovery at their archeological site in Central Mexico-- two Aztec skeletons lovingly interred. As they begin to examine the remains, the story of an ancient mystery couple begins to unfold. In pre-Columbian Mexico, a young Aztec warrior called Metzín cannot understand the strange attraction he feels for Tototli, a quiet slave owned by his family. Torn between familial duty and love for his "little bird," Metzín becomes the target of a sadistic bully, both at school and on the battlefield. In the present, Diego and his assistant, Gerardo, dare to start a romance amid the conflicting forces of their families, religion, society, and work. With funding for their project in jeopardy, they must balance love with social disapproval and solve the mystery of the intertwined Aztec skeletons. And for Metzín--as war draws near, he must choose his destiny. Will he prove himself on the field of honor, or stay behind with his love? It is a more dangerous choice than Metzín realizes. Unbeknownst to him, forces beyond his control are gathering. It will be all he can do to survive the coming storm--and hold on to his love.

My Best Friend's Brother

by Cr Guiliano

Every day has been a struggle for Brynn Davidson since his mother's death. He dropped out of college to care for his sisters, but his father's grief and rage-filled abuse is taking its toll. While he wishes for a better life, Brynn sees no way out, since he can't leave his sisters behind. What little hope he finds comes from his best friend, Leila, who repeatedly offers to report his father, but is his rock. Then she surprises him with news that her brother is back in town. Brynn's former crush, Adric, left town cursing Brynn's name. Now, he offers to support Brynn in any decision that will get Brynn out of his horrible situation. But Brynn doesn't know if he's ready for his best friend's brother.

Puncture Wounds

by A. Morell

James is at the end of a long crusade for vengeance against the vampire clan that destroyed everything he held dear. He has Ren, the final and most dangerous of them all, cornered at last in London. But victory remains just out of reach when Ren sets a feral vampire on James and makes his escape. With no other leads, James is forced to take in the feral until he can use its connection to its sire to track down Ren. But in caring for the vampire, James sees they might not all be the monsters he thought them to be. Faced with an ugly truth, his quest for revenge becomes a war for retribution, and the discovery of what it truly means to be human.

Conflicted

by Louise Lyons

Two competing gangs of car and drag racing enthusiasts with a shared history of pain and rivalry leading to outright hatred. Two men from opposite sides of the tracks, yet with more in common than they'd like to admit. Paul Appleton is a troubled man who has never been in a relationship, having lost everyone he cared for in his life. His mother died when he was very young and subsequently, he lost his brother and his best friend. Now Paul is convinced love will always end in tears. Greg was living on the streets after his parents died and was stabbed by a junkie, ending up in hospital. The Buchanans took Greg under their wing while doing charity work, and Greg joined their loving family when he was adopted. He and his siblings are also car enthusiasts with much more money and therefore better cars than Paul Appleton's gang. When they eventually find a connection, Paul fights his feelings and tries to convince himself his lover is only a temporary bit of fun, but Greg has other ideas.

The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place: The Art of Being Messy

by Jennifer Mccartney

Learn to be messy and everything else in your life will fall into place. The anti-clutter movement is having a moment. You may have heard about a book--an entire book--written on the topic of tidiness and how "magical" and "life-changing" it is to neaten up and THROW AWAY YOUR BELONGINGS. Yes, you read that correctly. It's time to fight that ridiculousness and start buying even more stuff and leaving it any place you want. Guess what, neatniks? Science shows that messy people are more creative.* Being a slob is an art, and there's a fine line between being a consumer and being a hoarder. Don't cross that line. This book shows you how to clutter mindfully and with great joy. The results are mind-blowing. Your plants will stop dying. Your whiskey bottle will never run dry. Your drugstore points will finally add up to a free jar of salsa and some nice shampoo. You'll go shopping and discover you've lost weight... It's time to take back your life from the anti-clutter movement. *As well as smarter and more attractive.

The Modern Preserver: Jams, Pickles, Cordials, Compotes, and More

by Kylee Newton

Innovative jam and pickle recipes offers a brand new take on a very old craft Preserving is an ancient technique that speaks to a modern sensibility. It puts you in step with the seasons, uses up leftover fruits and vegetables, and gives you complete control over what goes into your food. In The Modern Preserver, Kylee Newton takes you through every aspect of preserving: from classic jams and jellies, to pickles and fermentation, and to chutneys, cordials, and compotes. Newton's easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions wed age-old methods with a contemporary flavor. The book features more than 130 creative and unique recipes for even the most discerning palate, including: Rhubarb &Prosecco Jelly Spicy Bourbon Pickles Mango Salsa Chutney Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup Pineapple & Chili Syrup These delicious recipes also make stylish gifts and reassuringly natural homemade treats.

Melissa's Southern Cookbook: Tried-and-True Family Recipes

by Melissa Sperka

The long-awaited cookbook from an immensely popular cooking blog. Melissa Sperka learned to cook, like many people, from her mother and her grandmothers. For generations, her family made gathering around the kitchen table for meals an important part of every day--something to look forward to and cherish. She's passing these values on to her own children, and to the many readers of her blog, Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen. Sperka's grandparents lived on the food they grew and harvested on their Virginia farmland. Her mother continued this tradition as her mother did before her, canning, freezing, and cooking fresh produce from her backyard garden. Everyone was welcome at the supper table: family, neighbors, and friends alike. Pull up a chair, encourages Sperka, and become inspired to cook with recipes such as these: Bacon-Wrapped Chipotle BBQ Smokies Open-Faced Cheese Toast with Plum Tomatoes King Ranch Chicken Casserole Pimento Cheese BLTs Gramma Minnie's Blueberry Ice Box Pie This cookbook is a labor of love, paying homage to those who instilled in her a love for cooking and baking Southern-style.

Fast to the Table Freezer Cookbook: Freezer-Friendly Recipes and Frozen Food Shortcuts

by Becky Rosenthal

A stocked freezer is a busy cook's best friend--frozen ingredients are the key to a quick and delicious meal. Make your freezer work for you. If you buy groceries in bulk, discover how to break down your purchases into usable, smaller servings that you can freeze and incorporate into dishes for later. If you love to get your fruits, vegetables, meat, and more from a farmers' market, but have a hard time eating everything before it spoils, learn how to freeze your produce yourself or prepare meals to freeze. And if you need more of a shortcut,buy frozen ingredients to use for recipes like these: Beef Pot Pie with Peas, Carrots, and Pearl Onions (from the freezer: piecrust, beef, vegetables) Corn Cakes with Pulled Pork and Cherry Salsa (from the freezer: pulled pork, cherries, make-ahead corn pancakes) Fisherman's Stew (from the freezer: fish fillets, shrimp, scallops, vegetables, fish stock) Peach-Blueberry Cobbler (from the freezer: fruit, either bought or prepared from fresh) This is freezer-to-table cooking at its best.

Backroads & Byways of Virginia: Drives, Day Trips, and Weekend Excursions (2nd Edition) (Backroads & Byways)

by Bill Lohmann

With natives as your guides, Backroads & Byways leads you down the road less traveled Want to get to know Virginia, gateway to the South and a state steeped in history? In the revised and updated Backroads & Byways of Virginia, you'll find 19 itineraries for scenic drives, day trips, and longer adventures for the whole family. Follow the Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail; hit all the points in the historic triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown; and wend your way along the Blue Ridge Parkway through some of the loveliest scenery the region has to offer. Visit Mount Vernon, where George Washington really slept; witness the genius of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. If you're looking for great places to go beyond the DC suburbs and Virginia Beach, reach for this guide. Interstate highways will bring you through Virginia, but only the backroads will bring Virginia to you!

How to Be an Artist Without Losing Your Mind, Your Shirt, Or Your Creative Compass: A Practical Guide

by Joanneh Nagler

Be true to your artistic self--but don't quit your day job. Whether you're a new graduate, considering a job change, or a creative type who isn't finding time to pursue your passions, don't fall for this line: "Do what you love and the money will follow." The world is full of starving artists, but you don't need to starve financially to thrive artistically. Author JoAnneh Nagler wants you to welcome your creativity and continue to make art--but to do so with a plan. In this groundbreaking book, she provides step-by-step strategies to teach writers, sculptors, painters, musicians, designers, and other artists how tohave a well-supported, well-lived life--and make art at the same time. Learn how to: Answer your own artistic callings and get to your art work Give up starving and struggling and build a supported, creative daily life Manage time, money, and day jobs with easy-to-learn, simple tools Develop rock-solid creative work ethics and motivational skills No matter what kind of creative person you are, this book has the tools you need to live the life you've always wanted to live--right now, and for your whole life long.

Sell Your Story in A Single Sentence: Advice from the Front Lines of Hollywood

by Lane Shefter Bishop

Every writing project has one thing in common--they all start with a single sentence. Writers constantly struggle to answer this question: What is your story about? Finally, a guide by a leading Hollywood insider who actually knows the answer--and now she shows you how to do it yourself! Lane Shefter Bishop, CEO of Vast Entertainment, explains the key to selling your screenplay, novel, or script. This comprehensive guide to opening career doors is the first of its kind, highlighting the tips and techniques for making your story stand out. From tips on character development to hints on points to avoid, Bishop covers all your bases when selling your story.

Explorer's Guide Wisconsin (2nd Edition) (Explorer's Complete)

by Mollie Boutell-Butler

With city sophistication and small-town charm, Wisconsin offers much more than cheese! No other guidebook on Wisconsin is as comprehensive or as passionate about all the riches nestled between Lakes Michigan and Superior. As with all Explorer's Guides, within these pages you'll find detailed information about lodging and dining options--including where to find native dishes like kringle and booyah--in the tourist hotspots and the rural escapes. You'll go up the coastline to the lighthouses, cherry orchards, and antiques markets of Door County; stroll through the offbeat shops and restaurants of Madison; and head inland where over 1,200 miles of bicycle paths and hiking trails weave among 15,000 glacial lakes. From Milwaukee's ethnic festivals to Green Bay Packers games, spectacular scenic drives through Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest to the water parks of the Dells, with this indispensable guide, all the information you need to have a great time in Wisconsin is right here!

50 Hikes in Coastal and Inland Maine (5th Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

by John Gibson

A best-selling hiking guide to Maine's most widely traveled region, completely revised and with 10 new hikes Locals and visitors to Maine's beautiful coastline will find miles of satisfying hiking, with outings that range from short walks for families to all-day excursions for serious hikers. Each hike in this guide includes a topographic map, information on difficulty, mileage, and elevation, and a detailed description of the route. An overview chart at the beginning of the book describes the 50 hikes at a glance for easy trip planning.

Groom of Convenience

by Vicktor Alexander

Scandalous Whispers of the Remmington Realm: Book OneIn an alternate universe, in the country of Angland, 1814, the gentry live lives of culture and class. It is a time of courtships, marriages of convenience, and titles, where scandal can ruin an entire family. Gender lines are blurred, and making a good match is of utmost importance. Children are born to men and women, which has led to the acceptance of same-sex marriages. Lady Lucien Timothy Hawthorne is shocked and angry when he is betrothed against his will to Lord Heathcliff Eddington, III, the Duke of Pompinshire. While drowning his frustration at a popular gentleman's club, he meets "Robert," a gorgeous older man whom he sleeps with as "Timmy," regardless of the potential damage to his reputation. After their liaison, Lucien corresponds with Robert via letters left at Remmington, and they decide to elope. Before they can get away, Lucien meets his betrothed, Heathcliff, who he is surprised to discover is also his beloved, Robert. Both men desire a marriage of the heart, but they find out that sometimes a marriage of convenience can turn into love under the right circumstances. But Lucien has a secret, and Tlondon isn't as safe as they once thought.2015 Rainbow Awards Best Transgender Fiction & Best Transgender Book Runner-Up

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