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Zen and Tonic: Savory and Fresh Cocktails for the Enlightened Drinker

by Jules Aron

Green drinks gone boozy Green drinks gone boozy!Create your own delicious cocktails using ingredients you can find in your own backyard, windowsill, or local farmer's market. Learn to make your own simple syrups and infusions with immune boosting fruits, herbs and veggies that will leave you feeling refreshed and energized. Lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs and offering over 100 fun, simple, and delicious cocktail recipes, Zen and Tonic lets you infuse your life and drinks with healthy, wholesome, revitalizing ingredients.Complete with a thorough introduction to today's producers of organic and quality spirits, and a spotlight on the wholesome herbs, spices and super foods featured in the recipes, Zen and Tonic, brings a fresh twist to the classic toast: "Let's drink to your health!"

Herb Gardening: How to Prepare the Soil, Choose Your Plants, and Care For, Harvest, and Use Your Herbs

by Melissa Melton Snyder

A comprehensive guide to starting an herb garden, written for beginners The consummate beginners guide for anyone interested in starting an herb garden. It will explain, in simple terms, everything you need to know about choosing the site, preparing the soil, choosing the plants, caring for them, dealing with pests and diseases, and what to do with the harvest at the end of the summer. Included will be actual easy-to-follow garden plans, lots of helpful tips, expert advice, and useful figures.

Hear Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Rich Musical Heritage & Lively Current Scene

by Michael Murphy Marc Pagani

By the author of Eat Dat and Fear Dat, a charmingly irreverent guide to the thriving, world-famous music scene in New Orleans One of the first questions visitors to New Orleans often ask is, "Where can I go to hear music?" A better question might be, "Where can I go and not hear music?" Music is everywhere in this city, but to experience the best of it, you need the right guide. In Hear Dat New Orleans, local expert Michael Murphy brings his signature offbeat sensibility to the Big Easy's largest tourist draw. With in-depth recommendations for the greatest venues, the best musicians, and the must-see festivals, Hear Dat New Orleans is an indispensable companion for anyone who wants to really experience the sounds of New Orleans?live and uncensored.

The New England Seafood Markets Cookbook: Recipes from the Best Lobster Pounds, Clam Shacks, and Fishmongers

by Mike Urban

150 recipes from the best seafood markets in New England From New Haven to Bar Harbor, the New England coast is home to some of the best lobster pounds and fish markets in the world. Dedicated staff bring in the freshest catches every day, so who better to get cooking tips from? The New England Seafood Markets Cookbook features delicious recipes from all around the region, including: Cappy's Clear-Broth Clam Chowder Shackford and Gooch Salt Codfish Cakes Presidential Swordfish Smoky Monkfish and Mussels Marinara Bud's Deviled Stuffed Clams Maine's Original Lobster Roll Throughout, the recipes are supplemented with profiles of more than 30 of the top seafood markets?their histories, their owners, and their specialties?and sidebars that highlight the best of the area's seaside culinary culture.

Binary Boy

by Rj Astruc

It's a lonely life being an Interpol kid. With both Michel's parents working for the international police force and always moving from country to country, it's hard enough to make friends, let alone find a boyfriend. Then he meets Benny during an online chat, and Benny is everything Michel ever wanted and more. He looks forward to meeting his crush when his family heads to Australia on an important mission. But Benny isn't quite what he seems, and it may have something to do with the man Michel's parents are investigating and his relationship to an AI. In order to find out the truth, Michel will have to go to greater lengths--and face greater dangers--than he ever imagined.

You Don't Know Jack

by Mc Lee

Jack has never known an ordinary life. "The Center," a shadowy organization with its own hidden agenda, has been his home, his school, and his job. Under the command of a man he knows only as his guardian, Jack has trained relentlessly in order to carry out the Center's secret missions. In the three years since he turned thirteen, he's been given more and more complex assignments, rarely questioning the reasons behind each operation. Now, going by the name Jack Carlisle, his orders are to go to Maine and befriend high school track star Leo McCormack. Jack finds Leo easy to like, and soon the like becomes something more. He knows he shouldn't act on his attraction--it's against all the rules. However, Leo wants Jack in his life as much as Jack wants Leo, and soon the two begin a relationship. Jack gets a sweet taste of real life, but when the mission ends the fallout could be disastrous--and not just because Leo's father is the target of the operation.

Tabloid Lies

by Rj Astruc

Soap actress Melanie Potter wants a gay best friend, and Jack fits the bill nicely. They share an apartment, their time, and mutual friends Katie and Roo--another soap actress and her obligatory gay friend. Drinks and gossip fill their free hours, and anyone who sees them thinks they're a carefree and happy bunch. But someone is telling Melanie's secrets to the tabloids, and Jack can't figure out why nobody in town will cast him in an acting role. When the truth comes out about who is behind the sabotage, everyone's dreams could shatter.

Hideous

by Devon Mccormack

Eight years ago, Luke Retter witnessed the brutal murder of his mother and sister at the hands of his demon-possessed father. He survived but lost a hand and an eye. The demon also burned its emblem into his skin, marking him as a cursed. Those who bear this mark are at risk of becoming possessed themselves, so they are monitored and enslaved by the state-run UCIS. Working as a slave is hard, but Luke prefers it to the possibility of being controlled by the demon. One night, Luke wakes to find his worst nightmare coming true. His father's demon has returned. In a panic, he runs to the only person who might be able to help: Zack, a cursed who ran away from the state and created an underground community to protect other fugitive curseds. Zack helps him suppress the demon. But the city's become a time bomb, and Luke's demon itches to escape. With the UCIS closing in on Zack's underground operation and Luke's demon crafting its own, nefarious plot, Luke realizes that he must take a stand.

For a Price

by Hallie Burton

At seventeen, Charles "Trey" Maddox Taft III has had better years. His father ran off with a younger woman, and with no alimony or child support, his family has to move from affluent Coconut Grove to a rough neighborhood near Miami's Little Havana. It's a completely different world, but Trey is determined to make the best of a bad situation, if only no one finds out he's gay. On Trey's first day in his new territory, he's saved from being run over by local bad boy Bobby Cruz. Bobby is an unabashedly gay, sexually active high school senior who's tired of one-night stands. After meeting preppie Trey, Bobby decides to try something new. Things go well at first, but being in a relationship is tricky and might take more work than either wants to do.

Nothing Special

by Jay Northcote

Noah thinks he's nothing special. Average height, a bit on the skinny side, and cute but rather geeky, he's relentlessly ordinary. He certainly doesn't expect to be noticed by Sol, the gorgeous dark-haired stranger Noah sees on his commute home most days. But when Noah's friend, Dom, persuades Noah to take a huge risk in a bid to get Sol's attention, things turn out better than Noah dared to hope. Noah and Sol start dating, and much to Noah's surprise, his feelings seem to be reciprocated. But Noah's insecurities make him doubt Sol. He doesn't believe he's interesting enough or sexy enough to hold Sol's attention, and as Sol tries to get closer, Noah's instinct is to pull away to protect himself. If their relationship is going to survive, Sol needs to convince Noah that he sees Noah very differently than Noah sees himself. Because to Sol, Noah is something very special indeed.

Faith & Fidelity

by Tere Michaels

2nd EditionFaith, Love, & Devotion: Book OneReeling from the recent death of his wife, police officer Evan Cerelli looks at his four children and can only see how he fails them. His loving wife was the caretaker and nurturer, and now the single father feels himself being crushed by the pain of loss and the heavy responsibility of raising his kids. At the urging of his partner, Evan celebrates a coworker's retirement and meets disgraced former cop turned security consultant Matt Haight. A friendship born out of loneliness and the solace of the bottle turns out to be exactly what they both need. The past year has been a slow death for Matt Haight. Ostracized from his beloved police force, facing middle age and perpetual loneliness, Matt sees only a black hole where his future should be. When he discovers another lost soul in Evan, some of the pieces he thought he lost start to fall back in place. Their friendship turns into something deeper, but love is the last thing either man expected, and both of them struggle to reconcile their new and overwhelming feelings for one another.1st Edition published by Loose Id LLC, September 2008.

Spaghetti Western

by Em Lynley

A Novel in the Delectable SeriesCordon Bleu-trained chef Riley Emerson arrives in Aspen, Colorado for a summer at the best restaurant in town, only to discover his jerk of a boyfriend has dumped him, leaving his heart and his plans in tatters. Doubting himself and longing for a change of pace, he takes a low-paying position at the Rocking Z guest ranch, though he expects nature up close and personal won't hold a candle to his exciting Paris lifestyle. When born-and-bred cattle rancher Colby Zane spots a newcomer being pawed at by a passel of horny cowboys at Aspen's Club Rawhide, he rushes in, throws the guy over his shoulder, and rescues him. Sober, Riley Emerson is sweet and sexy, but not interested in more than a one-night stand. Still, Colby's over the moon when Riley later arrives as the new cook on his family's ranch. But all's not well at the Rocking Z. Unsurmountable financial problems force them to seek a cash infusion from outside investor Fitz Wellington. Fitz is hot for Colby, and he won't sign on the dotted line without some very personal incentives. The future of the ranch is at stake, and Colby's just that desperate, but saving the Z might mean losing Riley.

Summer Lover

by B. G. Thomas

Seasons of Love: Book TwoScott Aberdeen doesn't believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, or God. Or love--at least, he knows no one will ever love him. After all, he has carried a torch for his best friend Sloan for a decade, hoping his feelings will be returned one day. But when Sloan finds springtime love with another man, Scott's fantasies are crushed and his skepticism confirmed. Cedar Carrington, raised by rock star parents, leads a free-spirited, nomadic life, never staying in one place for long. Due to a dark past he refuses to share or even think about, he is willing to let men into his bed for sex, but never for the night. When Scott finds himself camping in the middle of nowhere with over a hundred men who all believe in love--and faeries and a magickal gay brotherhood--he's pretty sure he's in the wrong place. And when Cedar connects with cynical, critical Scott, he wonders how he could be falling in for this man of all men. But hearts and lives have been transformed at the Heartland Men's Festival before, and it might be just the place where two very different men can release their pain and find true love at last.

Thirst

by Lisa Worrall

2nd EditionA dark killer haunts the streets of Los Angeles, stalking unwilling victims and draining their blood. When the evidence runs dry, Detective Max Bowman quenches his thirst at his local bar hoping for inspiration. Instead, he's robbed and left for dead in the alley. Waking up in the warm bed of horror novelist Carter Gray was the last thing he expected, but it may be the lead he needs. For Carter hides a dangerous secret behind his life as a bestselling author and it might be the answer, no matter how unbelievable, Max has been looking for. But as they search for the killer, Max begins to wonder if he's being led in circles by a mastermind of plot twists and deception.1st Edition published by Silver Publishing, January 2012

Whiskey: A Spirited Story with 75 Classic and Original Cocktails

by Michael Dietsch

Whiskey cocktails that go well beyond the Old-Fashioned After decades of being seen as an old man's drink, whiskey is booming in popularity. Craft distilleries are popping up all over the United States, making whiskeys not just from corn, rye, and malted barley, but also from grains such as quinoa, blue corn, and triticale. Cocktail lovers, moving away from sweet and fruity flavor profiles, have embraced the earthy, bitter, savory notes that come from the "brown" spirits. In this collection, Shrubs author Michael Dietsch reaches out to those cocktail drinkers with recipes both classic and original, in historical order. He begins with colonial-era drinks such as Cherry Bounce and the Stone Fence, moving to early whiskey drinks like the Toddy and Julep, and then into the cocktail explosion of the Jerry Thomas era circa 1880s. This leads to the drinks of pre-Prohibition, Prohibition, and post-Repeal, and then to a section on the cocktail renaissance of the last 15 years. Author Michael Dietsch writes, "Whiskey is a spirit with a story," and he includes an overview and some history without losing sight of the pleasures in drinking the stuff. His cocktail recipes are also infused with stories, making this book a joy to both read and use.

Explorer's Guide Maine (18th Edition) (Explorer's Complete)

by Nancy English Christina Tree

The standard by which all other Maine travel guides are judged--now completely revised and reenvisioned The best-selling and most trusted guide to Maine is back! Once again fully updated and revised, this 18th edition features a brand-new design with expanded sidebars, itineraries, and lush color photographs throughout. As always, authors Christina Tree and Nancy English offer the best, most up-to-date recommendations for food, lodging, recreation, shopping, events, and much more. Whether you're a native New Englander or one of the thousands of visitors who flock to "Vacationland" every year, in Explorer's Guide Maine you'll find the most comprehensive and useful information to make your stay more enjoyable.

The Starving Artist Cookbook: Illustrated Recipes for First-Time Cooks

by Sara Zin

When life hands you lemons... paint them and then write down the recipes. Aspiring artist Sara Zin turned 30 and hit a wall. She was hungry--starving--to find meaning in her art. Plus, she really wanted a home-cooked meals. Zin didn't know how to make them; she never learned how to cook. She decided it was time. And, as a painter, it was only logical that she paint every dish once it was prepared. This cookbook is the result of that year's journey, with basic recipes for: French Toast and Crispy Bacon The Manly Burger Tomato Soup Simple Carbonara Oatmeal Cookies This book will appeal to anyone who likes to eat--starving or not.

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.

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