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Neither wanted love in their marriage. But you don’t always get what you want.Sophia Stevens is tired of struggling to pay the rent and help her brother through college. After seven years on her own, she is no farther ahead than the day she walked out on her old life and started again. So when super-sexy Italian property developer Luca Castellioni proposes a marriage of convenience, she’s intrigued. Financial security and life in a beautiful Italian villa in exchange for attending a few business functions and typing some letters seems very convenient. Until she breaks the most definite term of their arrangement: she falls in love with her husband.Luca Castellioni lives for his job restoring beautiful buildings to their former glory. When his business expansion plans are hampered by the need for an English-speaking secretary and a wife, he does what any efficient businessman would do and combines his requirements. But when his fascination with his wife distracts him from business, he wishes there was more marriage and not so much convenience in their agreement. Too bad his wife has reconstructed her own life, without him.When their respective lives pull them in opposite directions, they must decide: will they continue to put their businesses first, or allow love to overcome the obstacles between them?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Is anything more romantic than Paris in spring? Certainly! Love takes flight in these three satisfying tales of women willing to go to the ends of the earth to make their dreams come true, and the heroes who are waiting for them there:Singapore Fling: Lalita Evans's father hired Jeremy Lakewood in the family's international conglomerate, and now he's tagging along as she oversees their interests across eight countries in three weeks. Will Jeremy risk his livelihood and all the success he's achieved to win the woman who haunts his dreams?An Inconvenient Love: Sophia Stevens is tired of struggling to pay the rent and help her brother through college, so when property developer Luca Castellioni proposes a marriage of convenience, she's intrigued. But do they really want to continue to put business first, or will they allow love to overcome the differences between them?An Inconvenient Desire: Investment banker Jonathan Davis retreats to his Italian villa to lick his wounds, so his flirtation with runway model Olivia Chapman is just that. But when his ex dumps their toddler daughter on his doorstep, Olivia's assistance is a godsend that shakes up his world in more ways than one.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
Bring American history to life with these amazing facts!Forget about mind-numbing historical facts and dive into an entertaining exploration of America's past! With The Great American Trivia Book, you'll discover hundreds of unbelievable facts about our great fifty states. From Christopher Columbus's major voyage mishap to George W. Bush's $40 million inauguration celebration, this thrilling journey into America's past reveals the details and stories behind the people and events that completely changed this country.Covering everything from the birth of our nation to recent history, The Great American Trivia Book offers a fascinating look into the country you thought you knew.
At last in paperback in one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adams's beloved Hitchiker series.The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxySeconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space.The Restaurant at the End of the UniverseFacing annihilation at the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle across the galaxy in a desperate search for a place to eat.Life, the Universe and EverythingThe unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky- so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals can avert Armageddon: mild-mannered Arthur Dent and his stalwart crew.So Long, and Thanks for All the FishBack on Earth, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription conspires to thrust him back to reality. So to speak.Mostly HarmlessJust when Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life, all hell breaks loose. Can he save the Earth from total obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter from herself?From the Trade Paperback edition.
At last in paperback in one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adams’s beloved Hitchiker series.The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the GalaxySeconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space.The Restaurant at the End of the UniverseFacing annihilation at the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle across the galaxy in a desperate search for a place to eat.Life, the Universe and EverythingThe unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky– so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals can avert Armageddon: mild-mannered Arthur Dent and his stalwart crew.So Long, and Thanks for All the FishBack on Earth, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription conspires to thrust him back to reality. So to speak.Mostly HarmlessJust when Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life, all hell breaks loose. Can he save the Earth from total obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter from herself?From the Trade Paperback edition.
Did you know that the poodle ranks among the top ten breeds in America? It comes as no surprise when you consider their lovable personalities and easily trainable temperament. Poodles are known for being intelligent, loyal dogs who make great family pets and companions. Written by pet writer and poodle owner Janine Adams, The Everything Poodle Book is your definitive guide to learning how to care for your dog from puppyhood into adulthood. Complete with tips for training your dog to basic health care information, this book gives you all the essential facts you need to understand your pet's needs.The Everything Poodle Book helps you:Train and socialize your poodleTeach effective disciplineChoose a veterinarianDevelop a balanced diet and exercise routineIdentify common health problemsWith these tips, your poodle will be on its way to an active, healthy lifestyle!
Jake is a pretty typical college students. He studies a lot, works two jobs and would like to find the right guy to share it all with.Work and love collide when the man he’s had a crush on comes into the comic book store where he works looking for a birthday present. They run into each other again at a birthday party where Jake’s been hired to entertain kids wearing a superhero costume.Will Jake’s love of comics and superheroes get in the way of winning Michael’s heart? Or is Michael looking for a super man to put some fire into his life?
The events from two years ago are still fresh in Simon Robert’s mind as he and Alex Miller begin their sophomore year at the University of Michigan. Nightmares are a routine occurrence as Simon relives the crimes his father and brother committed. Now, with his father ill and asking to see him, Simon must decide if he should see the man who tried to send him away to be fixed. And then there's Zach. Simon's conflicted about making peace with his older brother who tormented him as they grew up and caused him to be outed to his parents, friends and teammates.Alex wants Simon to find closure, but Alex is furious at the thought of forgiving Zack. With no clear direction, Simon finds guidance from an unexpected, but very welcome, source.At the same time, the University’s student body is faced with an anti-gay attacker among them. When he witnesses an attack first hand, memories threaten to overwhelm Simon. At the same time, he’s also emboldened to take action, which might turn him into a target.Despite the distractions, Simon works towards his future as he begins working with teens at the local LGBT community center. He has the opportunity to use his story as a teaching tool to help others come out. While he’s never enjoyed telling his story, he looks for the courage to speak his truth to an audience.Luckily, not everything is chaos. Simon and Alex mark their anniversary in epic fashion, continue to play hockey and hang out with good friends. But with many demands on them, can Simon and Alex set up the rebound necessary to create the scoring opportunity for their future?
Life has a sneaky way of checking you into the boards.The relationship that began when Simon Roberts and Alex Miller were in high school is about to cross another milestone as they start their final year at the University of Michigan. It’s been four amazing years of love, friends, and hockey.Now it’s time to help pay it forward.When a talented sixteen-year-old goalie is denied placement on a youth league roster, he asks Simon and Alex to coach a team of LGBT youth and allies. With the determination, hard work, and help of an amazing group of friends, they rally the team towards a winning season.In the final installment of the best-sellingHat Tricktrilogy, Simon and Alex find everything they’ve worked so hard for is in jeopardy. When they’re thrown a devastating curve ball, the far-reaching implications put their entire future together on the line.
Continuing the adventures of Simon and Alex from the best-selling book, Hat Trick, this free story follows the boys into college.The boys have settled into their freshman year playing hockey for the University of Michigan. After an outdoor game, the two break away from their teammates to enjoy time alone under the magical Christmas lights.
Final installment in the best-selling Hat Trick seriesIt’s been twenty years since Simon Roberts and Alex Miller became boyfriends. Now they’re back where it began to pay tribute to a smashed losing streak, a retiring coach, and a lost friend.As old teammates reunite, it’s a time to honor their past while Simon and Alex prepare to embark on another part of their happily ever after.NOTE: If you haven';t read any of the Hat Trick books, be warned there are spoilers all over the place in this freebie! So do yourself a favor and pick up one of the other titles in this series first and see what all the buzz is about!
Simon and Alex, now between their junior and senior years at the University of Michigan, decide to put their jobs on hold for a month and take the opportunity to coach hockey at a summer camp for teenagers.They have a cabin full of good players to work with and the focus is getting them ready to win the camp championship. One camper, sixteen-year-old Dylan, requests extra help because he needs to get a scholarship and the guys make it their mission to help him succeed.With their best friend Leo along for the trip, Simon and Alex are set up for a great time at camp, until another coach tries to seduce them. How they respond to the unwanted advances, while balancing commitments to their campers, will put them both -- and their relationship -- to the test.
Simon Roberts and Alex Miller could never have known that from the moment of their first kiss that they were embarking on the love of a lifetime. TheHat TrickBox Set is their story, as told by Simon, from their senior year of high school through college graduation and beyond.This box set includes all 6 stories in 1 ebook download! Includes the stories:Hat Trick: Simon Roberts has a plan -- help his high school hockey team win the state championship and earn a college scholarship. Falling in love with a teammate was not on the agenda. Can Simon juggle school, the team, his new relationship and tragedy before the end of the hockey season?Hat Trick Overtime: A Classic Winter’s Night: Simon and Alex, now freshmen at the University of Michigan, enjoy a holiday evening following an outdoor game with their teammates.Hat Trick 2: Playing the Rebound: Traumatic events from the past haunt Simon as he and Alex begin their sophomore college year. While, anti-gay attacks occur campus, Simon is called home because of an ailing father who wants to make amends. Simon and Alex also celebrate their second anniversary as Simon begins working with LGBT teens in an effort to ensure not everyone’s coming out as is difficult as his.Hat Trick Overtime: Summer Camp: Simon and Alex are off to summer camp to coach hockey for a month. The couple works closely with their team to get them ready to win the camp championship while they have to deal with unwanted advances from a fellow coach.Hat Trick 3: Penalty Shot: As their senior year begins, Simon and Alex coach a hockey team of LGBT youth and allies. When they’re thrown a devastating curve ball, the implications put their entire future on the line.Hat Trick Overtime: Reunion: It’s been twenty years since Simon and Alex became boyfriends. Now they’re back where it began to pay tribute to a smashed losing streak, a retiring coach and a lost friend. As old teammates reunite, it’s a time to honor their past while Simon and Alex prepare to embark on another part of their happily ever after.
Ethan is a grad student stuck in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for the summer. Though he’s thrilled about his teaching assistant position at the university, he’s not at all excited about the record-breaking heat wave plaguing the area.In the midst of an oppressively hot summer night, Ethan meets fellow grad student Marcus. While their initial encounters are scorching, can two busy students have more than a heated seasonal fling? Or could it be the beginning of something that will last beyond the stormy southern nights?
Can an onstage love story lead to a real-life romance? Jeremy Steele is a veteran Broadway performer. For his latest role, he's dancing alongside a man he's fantasized about for years, TV star Ty Beaumont. Jeremy knows better than to get involved with a castmate, but when Ty has trouble learning the complicated choreography, Jeremy offers to lend a hand. When a rehearsal kiss turns into something more, Jeremy can't help but wonder what a celebrity like Ty could ever see in a Broadway chorus boy like him. Will a relationship with his crush make it past previews, or can it become a long-running hit?
Matt Blackwood never set out to become his father.As heir apparent to the family architectural firm, he works long hours at the office and travels continuously to oversee job sites. Matt knows there’s more to life.Bravely striking out on his own makes sense for him professionally, so why then is he so skittish about a more permanent arrangement with his long-time boyfriend Leo Morris? Could walking down the aisle make that much of a difference?Matt and Leo, whose teenage romance began in theHat Tricktrilogy, must fight for what they want. The choices they make could affect the rest of their lives.
Mitchell Turner and Alex Goodman squared off over a face-off dot throughout high school. Their schools were cross-country rivals. Those face-offs were tough on Mitchell because he harbored a huge crush on Alex. High school, and college, are behind the guys and they meet unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Day, once again on the ice. Mitchell is home for the holidays and is thrilled to see his crush all grown up.Alex asks Mitchell out for coffee to catch up. Could this be the start of something magical for the holidays ... and beyond?
This resource will expand our database about our African heritage, help us see the role and contributions of Africa in world culture, motivate us to re-examine some long held stereotypes about African peoples, and move us into the future with a strong pride and hope for the descendants of Africa and the human family. May we forever remember that when one part of the human' family has been dehumanized, the whole family is distorted. Our loving parent, God, is just and faithful, generously giving every branch of the human family good gifts to be used for the liberation and peace of all. In a real sense, this book is about--Identity, the loss of it, the search for it,, the denial of it, the recovery of it. It tells about efforts to appreciate and to affirm identity for a particular ethnic group of this world's peoples. This book is addressed especially to those who are predisposed to engage in this quest for identity and a proper affirmation of it. The curious may be sufficiently interested to contest or challenge those engaged in this search for roots. It is hoped that others who are' indifferent or apathetic may- be aroused by the efforts of the first two groups. So inescapably this is a book for you. This resource seeks to help Christians in general, and African American' Christians in particular, to become more aware of Africa in antiquity, her enormous contributions to other cultures and the depths of the African genius in religion and world culture. It is hoped that each lesson will motivate participants to read more, go deeper than what is offered in this resource. The bibliography is provided as a guide for doing this. In order for African American people to have a healthy and balanced self-love, it is necessary to identify the distortions, to learn a more accurate version of our history, to understand that the experiences in our journey with God are deep, and to teach others, especially our children, so that all of humanity may be transformed by the African presence and contribution to the world. This study resource may be used by individuals or groups. The following groups provide excellent settings: *Family groups *Sunday School Classes *Week-day or night church classes *Retreat settings *Adult Continuing Education Classes *Personal enrichment classes
Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Event Management in Sport, Recreation and Tourism provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical framework for planning and managing events. Focusing on the role of event managers and their diverse responsibilities through each phase of the event planning process, this is still the only textbook to define the concept of knowledge in the context of event management, placing it at the centre of professional practice. Designed to encourage critical thinking on the part of the student, this book helps them develop the skills that they will need to become effective and reflective practitioners in the events industry. Containing a rich array of international real-world case studies, data and practical examples from sport, recreation and tourism contexts, this third edition is also enhanced by two completely new chapters on contemporary management issues and ethics in event management. Event Management in Sport, Recreation and Tourism is essential reading for any student or practitioner working in event management, sport management, leisure management, outdoor recreation or tourism.
They’re easy. They’re flavorful. And they’re right at your fingertips. The 50 Best Grilling Recipes is an appetizing selection of delicious dishes you can cook out on the grill. From Stuffed Hot Dogs to New England Lobster Flamed with Brandy, there’s plenty included so you can whip up satisfying and tasty snacks and meals. Enjoy!
Cooked to Crispy Perfection!It's a fact of life: Bacon makes everything better. And while others may dream of eating this smoky meat at every meal, this book makes it a reality with fifty recipes for any time of day. From twists on savory breakfast favorites to incredibly indulgent desserts, this irresistible collection will show you just how easy it is to incorporate your beloved meat into every plate with succulent bacon recipes like:Bacon breakfast sausageJalapeno bacon cornbreadBacon-wrapped chickenBacon mac and cheeseBacon butterscotch cupcakesBursting with mouthwatering four-color photos and juicy bacon trivia, this gut-expanding cookbook packs a flavorful punch!
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?
Crack It. Cook It. Eat It.Contains 40+ damn-good dishes made with your favorite ingredient: beer.Spicy Beer-Soaked ShrimpSauced MeatballsDrunk Cheddar SoupPub ChopsBeer-Buttered SteakTailgate SalmonThree-Beer ChiliChocolate Stout Lava Cake
The Beginner's Guide to Divination: Learn the Secrets of Astrology, Numerology, Tarot, and Palm Reading--and Predict Your Futureby Media Adams
What would you do if you could see the future?Astrology, numerology, tarot, and palmistry have been used for centuries to divine events to come. The Beginner's Guide to Divination will teach you to practice the mystical arts of divination and predict the future yourself. Explore the remarkable histories and secret languages of these esoteric practices as you master techniques to view--and even influence--your fate.You'll learn how to:Create your birth chart and discover how the stars influence the decisions you'll makeUse Tarot cards to learn about people who will cross your path and events that will affect youExamine your palm to uncover challenges and opportunities aheadFind your universal number and use it to manifest your greatest desiresDetermine which system works best with your own natural clairvoyanceComplete with detailed charts and illustrations, this all-in-one guide will help you illuminate the path of your life's journey, enhance your intuitive powers, and take control of your future!
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