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Life in the fast lane has never looked so good. Bright lights and big city action make a perfect backdrop for love in these thrilling novels full of glamour, intrigue, and sophistication. From New York to Paris, London to Los Angeles, these cosmopolitan tales of romance will challenge and inspire your most worldly fantasies:Singapore Fling by Alexia Adams:A CEO-in-training is tempted by her a handsome hotshot marketing director as they tour the company's Asian offices. But will eight countries in three weeks lead to whirlwind romance or lasting love?A Place to Rest My Heart by Galen Rose:This poignant story of family, romance, and discovering where you truly belong will enchant everyone who's ever left their heart in San Francisco.Kirby by Samantha Molina:The competitive nature of New York's publishing scene forces Rachel Sirianna to adopt an alter ego—but can she keep her hot boyfriend from discovering the duplicity?The Very Thought of You by Carolann Camillo:When real estate developer Nick Mancini tries to buy out the tenants in his San Francisco apartment building, sparks fly with stubborn Molly Hewitt.Masquerade by Nicole Flockton:A medical romance set down under in Perth provides just the right emergency to reunite Sophie and Alex after their steamy one-night stand.Looking for Prince Charming by Iris Leach:Glory agrees to pose as her boss's girlfriend while he campaigns for Lord Mayor of Melbourne - which might not be the best idea since she's already in love with him!Urgent: One Nanny Required by Olivia Logan:Rania George is offered a sweet gig babysitting a boy she adores. Only catch? She has to fly to Hollywood - a place she loathes - and spend three weeks with his devastatingly handsome and arrogant father.Special Angel by Nancy Loyan:A diva with no record of her past, classical singer Angelique must search the globe to find her true identity, and sexy investigative reporter Brian Andrews is hot on her heels.Perfect Partners by Stephanie Cage:London's latest hit dance competition television show throws two former lovers into each other's arms - but can they stay in step?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Lalita Evans has always instinctively sensed that she is not the biological child of John and Julia Evans. So she has done everything she can to be the perfect daughter, the perfect future CEO of the family business. Her focus only slipped once in the past five years, when she met Jeremy Lakewood. Now her father has appointed Jeremy as Director of Marketing, and the one man who can melt her mind with a single kiss is to accompany her on a tour of the Asian offices. But before she can listen to her heart, Lalita needs to discover her true identity and learn to put personal desires ahead of corporate profits.Jeremy Lakewood is not afraid of a challenge. Rising from an impoverished childhood to the upper echelons of the corporate world has allowed him to live up to his vow to support his widowed mother and disabled sister. The one crater in his road to success is Lalita Evans, the one that got away and the only woman who has ever turned his blood to molten lava. She’s not only the woman he can’t forget, but also his boss’s daughter. Sent to Asia with her on business, her father’s warning echoes in his ears - seduce Lalita and his career is over. Will he risk his livelihood and all the success he’s achieved to win the woman who haunts his dreams?Eight countries in three weeks, a quest to find a birth mother, and a mutual attraction as intense as it is inconvenient leaves both Lalita and Jeremy questioning what they really want in life - love or their careers?Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
A spine-tingling debut about the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse in reverse as a teen struggles to retain hope--and her sanity--while on the run from a cunning and determined killer.Ruth Carver has always competed like her life depends on it. Ambitious. Tough. Maybe even mean. It's no wonder people call her Ruthless.When she wakes up with a concussion in the bed of a moving pickup trick, she realizes she has been entered into a contest she can't afford to lose.At a remote, rotting cabin deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ruth's blindfold comes off and she comes face-to-face with her captor. A man who believes his mission is to punish bad girls like Ruth. A man who has done this six times before.The other girls were never heard from again, but Ruth won't go down easy. She escapes into the wilderness, but her hunter is close at her heels. That's when the real battle begins. That's when Ruth must decides just how far she'll go in order to survive.Back home, they called her Ruthless. They had no idea just how right they were.
Perfect for Valentine's Day—or any tender moment—this story of a girl and a duckling who share a touching year together will melt hearts old and young. In this tenderly funny book, girl and duckling grow in their understanding of what it is to care for each other, discovering that love is as much about letting go as it is about holding tight. Children and parents together will adore this fond exploration of growing up while learning about the joys of love offered and love returned.
They’re tasty. They’re easy to make. And they’re right at your fingertips. The 50 Best Gluten-Free Recipes is an appetizing selection of delicious dishes that show you just how flavorful gluten-free cooking and baking can be. From Beef Stroganoff to Apple-Cheddar Cobbler, there’s plenty included so you can whip up satisfying snacks and meals. Enjoy! They’re tasty. They’re easy to make. And they’re right at your fingertips. The 50 Best Gluten-Free Recipes is an appetizing selection of delicious dishes that show you just how flavorful gluten-free cooking and baking can be. From Beef Stroganoff to Apple-Cheddar Cobbler, there’s plenty included so you can whip up satisfying snacks and meals. Enjoy!
They’re tasty. They’re easy to make. And they’re right at your fingertips. The 50 Best Pie Recipes is an appetizing selection of sweet desserts and savory main dishes. From Southern Pecan Pie to Tex-Mex Taco Pie, there are plenty of delicious options included so you can satisfy your hunger and your sweet tooth. Enjoy! They’re tasty. They’re easy to make. And they’re right at your fingertips. The 50 Best Pie Recipes is an appetizing selection of sweet desserts and savory main dishes. From Southern Pecan Pie to Tex-Mex Taco Pie, there are plenty of delicious options included so you can satisfy your hunger and your sweet tooth. Enjoy!
They’re fast. They’re flavorful. And they’re right at your fingertips. The 50 Best Weeknight Recipes is an appetizing selection of delicious dishes that are tasty and easy to make. From Tuna Niçoise Salad to Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, there’s plenty included so you can whip up satisfying meals every night of the week. Enjoy! They’re fast. They’re flavorful. And they’re right at your fingertips. The 50 Best Weeknight Recipes is an appetizing selection of delicious dishes that are tasty and easy to make. From Tuna Niçoise Salad to Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, there’s plenty included so you can whip up satisfying meals every night of the week. Enjoy!
The Recipe for the Perfect Bar Cart! Like with any good drink, the secret to creating a winning bar cart is to understand its components. The Bar Cart Bible breaks down these elements and provides you with the necessary information, including:300+ cocktail recipesBottles to have on handA glassware guideRequired equipmentMeasurement chartsDefinitions of bartending terminologyGarnish suggestionsMixology tips4 pieces of frame-ready, decorative artNow isn't it time for a drink?
Looking for a good scare? You've found it. The Ghost Hunter’s Handbook takes you on a chilling journey throughout the United States in search of the most terrifingly true tales. From a red-headed hitchhiker haunting route 44 in Massachusetts to the Oregon woods where ghostly children are known to play, the stories collected inside are certain to make you question every bump in the night.
Thirty-one days, thirty-one chilling stories to scare you all the way to Halloween. On each day leading up to All Hallows’ Eve, you’ll be introduced to a frightening poltergeist. A Haunted October provides a month’s worth of terrifying tales that’ll haunt you for years to come.
We are the ones we've been waiting for. --June Jordan Empowering, inspiring...evolving. From Susan B. Anthony to Amy Schumer, the feminist movement has grown in number and purpose for hundreds of years--from women's right to vote to wage equality and beyond. Now, 200 leaders of the movement for equal rights and opportunities--female and male; young and old; across politics, the arts, media, and history--share their thoughts on what it means to be a feminist. With quotes that galvanize, hearten, and inform, I Am a Feminist unites the many strong voices that celebrate the past, present, and future of feminism.
A modern twist on classic one-pot cooking! Discover fresh, innovative, one-pot recipes that definitely go above and beyond your mom's favorite weeknight go-to meals. With easy instructions, and even easier cleanup--as well as beautiful ingredients and modern flavor combinations--anyone can make these fabulous dinner party crowd pleasers! Whether you're into sweet-and-savory combinations like Baked Apple Butter Steak with Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash Soup with Kielbasa and Wild Rice or international flavor favorites like Beef and Roasted Vegetables with Provencal Vinaigrette and Curried Chicken with Avocado, with more than 200 one-pot recipes to choose from, you'll never run out of easy, artisan meals that are simple to make and effortless to clean up!
Slow cooked taste in no time! The old-fashioned pressure cooker is now a must-have tool in the modern busy cook's kitchen. As easy as a slow cooker, but without the all-day wait, the pressure cooker makes crafting healthy and delicious meals effortless! A pressure cooker not only reduces your cooking times by 60% to 90%, but it also preserves the essential vitamins in food, so you can eat healthier without spending all day in the kitchen. Whether you're looking for exciting international flavors like Coconut Fish Curry and Baba Ganoush or comfort food favorites like Fresh Tomato Soup or Risotto Primavera, The New Pressure Cooker Cookbook has it all! Complete with step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photographs, this cookbook takes what once was old and makes it new again with tasty recipes you won't be able to resist!
In this steamy novel from New York Times bestselling author Noelle Adams, a notorious tech mogul makes a mild-mannered woman an offer she can’t refuse. What he gets is a battle for control—and a million-dollar affair. Eric Vincent isn’t in the habit of asking for help. As the founder of a lucrative sports videogame franchise, he’s accustomed to getting his way and enjoying the fruits of his hard-earned success. Then all his illusions of dominance are shattered by a skiing accident that leaves him hobbled, facing a string of surgeries and months of immobility. The only way he’s going to survive is with someone by his side to anticipate his every desire. Someone who will devote every waking second to his comfort. Someone like Julie Nelson . . . Julie’s life revolves around other people: her students, her parents, her sister. But even she has her limits. Julie has zero interest in playing personal assistant to Eric Vincent, a man who’s as arrogant as he is charismatic . . . until he ups the salary to one million dollars for three months’ work. Soon Julie’s struggling to bite her tongue—and resist the chemistry that draws her to Eric. But after one scorching kiss, Julie decides it’s finally her turn to be selfish. And this time, she’s going to get what she wants.Praise for Fooling Around “This was one of those books I had a really hard time putting down. . . . The complete adorableness of the romance hooked me.”—The Romance Factor “An enjoyable read with interesting characters . . . If you like brooding, billionaire alpha men with attitude to spare, then check out Fooling Around.”—The Reading Cafe “This was a pretty quick read and it kept me hooked the whole time.”—Pages of Comfort “A fantastic book . . . sweet, sexy, emotional and just a pleasure to read!”—Jojo the Bookaholic “Great storyline with a seamless plot . . . It can be heartwarming and heartbreaking all at the same time. But at the end this story left me smiling.”—TDC Book Reviews “A refreshing read . . . I enjoyed it very much.”—Jeri’s Book Attic “Fooling Around by Noelle Adams is the first book that I have read from this author and it surely won’t be my last. Ms. Noelle hits readers with a story that guts you emotionally.”—Four Chicks Flipping Pages Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of Dilbert recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the game plan he’s followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another—including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants—into something good and lasting. There’s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance: • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners. • “Passion” is bull. What you need is personal energy. • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable. • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others. Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: “This is a story of one person’s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.”
The final installment of the best-selling, award-winning Celtic Mythos series by Brad A. LaMar. Coming Summer 2016!
One of The New York Times's Ten Best Books of the YearWinner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for FictionAn NPR "Great Reads" Book, a Chicago Tribune Best Book, a Washington Post Notable Book, a Seattle Times Best Book, an Entertainment Weekly Top Fiction Book, a Newsday Top 10 Book, and a Goodreads Best of the Year pick.A powerful, tender story of race and identity by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun. Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland. From the Trade Paperback edition.
With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Olanna, the professor’s beautiful young mistress who has abandoned her life in Lagos for a dusty town and her lover’s charm; and Richard, a shy young Englishman infatuated with Olanna’s willful twin sister Kainene. Half of a Yellow Sun is a tremendously evocative novel of the promise, hope, and disappointment of the Biafran war.BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah.
A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” SelectionNkem is living a life of wealth and security in America, until she discovers that her husband is keeping a girlfriend back home in Nigeria. In this high-intensity story of passion and the masks we all wear, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of the acclaimed novels Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah and winner of the Orange Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, explores the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States. “Imitation” is a selection from Adichie’s collection The Thing Around Your Neck. An eBook short.
A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection On the day a plane crashed in Nigeria, Ukamaka lets into her apartment a neighbor in a Princeton sweatshirt she’d never met before to keep her company and pray. United in a common loss, Ukamaka is glad to have someone she can confide in about her home, her ex-boyfriend, her life as a graduate student in the United States, and her ambitions. But, in her eagerness to discover a new friend in Chinedu, Ukamaka is slow to realize the tragic and desperate secrets he is protecting from her. In this poignant, stirring short depicting the solitary lives that immigrants face in the United States, acclaimed author of Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie celebrates faith and the fragile ties that can grant salvation. An ebook short.
In these twelve dazzlng stories, the bestselling, award-winning Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explores the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, these stories map, with Adichie's signature emotional wisdom, the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them.
What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences—in the U.S., in her native Nigeria, and abroad—offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike. Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a bestselling novelist, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman today—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.An eBook short.
People of African heritage have traveled to Monterey since the 1770s, when African Spaniard Alexo Nino, a ship's caulker, traveled with Fr. Junipero Serra to Monterey via the San Antonio. For centuries since Nino, black men and women migrated to the Monterey Bay area in search of a new life. In the 20th century, some African Americans established businesses, bought homes, and encouraged family members and friends to settle in Monterey County. Others pursued military careers. Out of these communities came churches, schools, service organizations, and social groups. For the next century, the history of Monterey County's African American communities have mirrored the nation's slow progress toward integration with triumphs and setbacks that have been captured in images of employment opportunities, churches, business successes, and political struggles.
What becomes of life, experience, and truth in the hyperconsumeristic culture of the twenty-first century? What happens to the phenomenological call to go “back to the things themselves” when these things, to an ever greater degree, involve a televised life that is not ours to live, celebrities who are utterly like us yet infinitely untouchable, and uncannily pluripotent electronic gadgets? Combining sustained philosophical inquiry with fragmentary and experimental theoretical interventions, Anthony Curtis Adler rethinks Marxist materialism and the Heideggerian project in terms of the singular experiences of late capitalism. In doing so, he reveals how the disarticulation of life via the commodity fetish demands at once a new notion of phenomenological method and an ontology oriented toward the radical contingency of being itself as transcendental ground.
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