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The Everything® Essential Spanish Book

by Julie Gutin

Learning Spanish can be easy and fun! Hola! If you've always wanted to learn Spanish, here's a quick and easy way to get started. Whether you're planning a vacation in Mexico or adding a valuable second language to your resume, The Everything Essential Spanish Book will help you order the right dish in a restaurant, answer customer's questions, or converse with locals when traveling. With easy-to-follow instructions and simple explanations, this portable guide covers the most important Spanish basics, including: The Spanish alphabet and translation Greetings and conversation starters Common questions and answers Verb tenses and sentence structure Don't just learn to repeat words and key phrases--learn to understand them on your own terms and at your own speed. The simple step-by-step approach and lively examples will have you speaking--and understanding--Spanish in no time!

Seductively (Playing for Hearts #2)

by Debra Kayn

Independent and goal orientated, Diana Spenner has set her sights on buying the old Ferriday House and running her own bed and breakfast by the end of the year. Nothing will sway her from her plans, especially the famous hockey player Dominic Chekovsky, who can't take no for an answer. But, when Dominic strolls into Cottage Grove and begs her in his thick Russian accent to keep his adoring female fans away from him, she's not going to turn him down-because the job pays half a million dollars.<P><P> Dominic Chekovsky's life is out of control. American women go crazy around him. They invade his personal space, leave their husbands for him, and make his life hell. Except, Diana. She's the one woman who always turns him down, no matter how many times he asks her out on a date. Now he's desperate. He needs Diana's help to figure out why she's the only female immune to his charm, so he can continue to play hockey in the United States. Maybe when Diana finally allows herself to say yes to having sex with him, he'll be over his wild fascination with the one woman who always tells him no.<P> Warning: Sexy Russian accent, big ego, and thick, hard thighs on ice. Go Sharks!

A Heart to Heal

by Synithia Williams

Shayla Monroe fled her hometown of Helena, South Carolina, after a shocking situation broke the heart of the only guy she'd ever loved. Years later, after losing her job in Atlanta with her name once again shrouded in scandal, she has nowhere to go but home.Now a devastatingly handsome and well-respected man, Devin Jones became a successful doctor as a way to forget Shayla's betrayal. When she returns as infamously as she left, he plans to put aside old feelings and treat her as any other person in town. But after looking into her soft brown eyes, the feelings he thought long dead quickly rush to the surface.Ignoring rumors, disapproval from family and friends, and promises to avoid each other, the two become friends . . . then lovers. Devin wants all or nothing, but Shayla, haunted by her past, is afraid their relationship will damage what's left of her reputation. Can two broken hearts survive the fight against past and present demons to heal and find love?Sensuality Level: Sensual

Through Gypsy Eyes

by Killarney Sheffield

Delilah Daysland doesn't see herself as marriage material. After all, who could love a woman locked in darkness?Try telling that to Lord Tyrone Frost. He's determined to do his duty and see her wed to a suitable gentleman, as the King commands.Delilah has other plans. Convinced her father's death was no accident, she must depend upon her pony Jester to guide her through everyday challenges as she seeks the truth behind mystery, murder, and deception. Though drawn to Tyrone she's afraid to trust him, until she sees the world and love through gypsy eyes.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

Tomorrow and Tomorrow

by Lewis Padgett

Tomorrow and Tomorrow begins a hundred years after the Hiroshima A-blast. We meet Joseph Breden, a nuclear physicist chosen as one of the guardians at Uranium Pile Number One. As a member of the Global Peace Commission regulating atomic power, Breden knows his job is vital. But he is troubled with dream - horrifying dreams which suggest he overthrow his duties and permit an explosion! He recognizes a psychological breakdown. But why? Was he driving himself to destruction? Or someone else?

Fire Angel

by Susanne Matthews

A malicious serial killer is out for revenge in Paradise. Using fire as his weapon, he strikes at random, and the bodies are piling up.Criminal profiler Jake McKenzie has returned from Afghanistan minus a leg and afraid to trust his instincts. When the police ask for his expertise in identifying the killer, he agrees knowing this is his chance to prove he can still do the job.Sixteen years ago, fiercely independent Alexis Michaels escaped an abusive uncle and a deadly fire to become one of the country's top fire and arson investigators. Her uncanny ability to put herself in the arsonist's place is the skill they need to find this maniac. She reluctantly accepts the assignment and returns home to lead the hunt for the killer, knowing she will have to confront the unpleasant memories.When Jake discovers that his new partner is the girl who haunted his dreams all these years, he finds himself enthralled, but memories of his dead wife make him doubt his emotions. Alexis has few pleasant memories of Paradise, but Jake is one of them. Undeniably drawn to him, she longs for a deeper relationship but believes he isn't ready to move on yet.Until they catch the killer, they must set aside their conflicted emotions and work together. The clock is ticking, and the killer has made it clear: Alexis is next.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

The Devil She Knew

by Rena Koontz

"You have to trust somebody, Cassidy. It might as well be me," he said. But she didn't know him. And something her mother taught her once always stayed with her: 'Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.'When reputed mobster Tony DelMorrie feuds with his girlfriend and wins the fight by killing her, Cassidy Hoake is the only witness. She quickly becomes a target when DelMorrie skips bail - running is Cassidy's only option. Now, she's hiding from the devil, living in a small Ohio town, aware that only her anonymity protects her. She can't afford complications like Clay Cestra. His police uniform fits like a second skin and he looks even better with his clothes off. But he is the law and she is a fugitive. A life with him means risking everything, confronting her demons and defeating the devil.Sensuality Level: Sensual

Food Remedies - Acne

by Adams Media

Looking for an alternative way to treat your acne? The Everything® Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to provide natural relief for your condition.Inside you'll find information on how to treat your acne, including recipes for dishes that will help promote healthy skin. With this guide, you'll be cooking your way to smoother skin in no time.

Gluten-Free Slow Cooker

by Adams Media

Everything© cookbooks are a popular choice for home cooks looking for fresh, original recipes that only taste like you've spent all day in the kitchen. And now we've collected 50 of the best recipes to help you serve delicious gluten-free dishes right out of your slow cooker. Here's all you need to get started making mouthwatering dishes like Hot Chicken Buffalo Bites and Polynesian Pork Chops with the ease of a slow cooker.

Doubts of the Heart

by Eva Shaw

What if a stranger begged: "Only you can help me find Daddy's killer"?A consultant to FBI now on medical leave, Nica Dobson is wrestling with images of whom she once was and who she is now. A recent breast cancer survivor, can she find the courage that evaporated during her treatments, accept the changes in her body and mind and unravel the maze of blackmail, death threats, deception, political mudslinging, and double-dealing?Investigating a suspicious death from the eighties to prove a paternity connection between a terminally ill school teacher and a hard-living rock star would be nearly impossible for Nica even with the Bureau to back her up. Now? Nica is forced to depend on her nemesis from high school, Payton Yu, who seems to ignore facts in his quest to become Hawaii's governor.Being a Good Samaritan has never been more complicated, especially when that requires digging up dangerous secrets involving an old moneyed Hawaiian family and their ruthless matriarch.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

100 Organic Skincare Recipes

by Jessica Ress

All-natural beauty product recipes for healthy, glowing skin and a happier you! Stimulate your senses with Lemon Poppy Seed Scrub. Rejuvenate your skin with a Glowing Goddess Face and Body Mask. Wash away your worries with a Fizzy Mojito Foot Spa. Filled with all-natural ingredients like shea butter, essential oils, and brown sugar, each recipe in 100 Organic Skincare Recipes gives you the opportunity to mix up your own beauty products--without any of the hazardous chemicals you'd find in store-bought brands. Whether you have sensitive skin or just want to switch to a natural beauty routine, these step-by-step instructions will teach you how to use oils, herbs, and other easy-to-find ingredients to make amazingly effective organic skincare recipes. You will enjoy creating your own one-of-a-kind home spa products, such as Invigorating Ginger Citrus Body Wash, Carrot-Coconut NutraMoist Mask, and Chocolate Lip Scrub. With the beautiful, soothing products in 100 Organic Skincare Recipes, you'll always be just a few moments away from the luxury of your very own home spa experience, and an easy escape into tranquility, relaxation, and indulgence.

Country Hardball

by Steve Weddle

After more than a decade spent in and out of juvenile detention, halfway houses, and jail, Roy Alison returns to his rural hometown determined to do better, to be better. But what he finds is a working-class community devastated by the economic downturn--a town without anything to hold onto but the past. Staying with his grandmother, Roy discovers a family history of good intentions and bad choices, of making do without much chance of doing better. Around him, families lose their sons to war, hunting accidents, drugs. And Roy, along with the town, falls into old patterns established generations ago. A novel-in-stories in the tradition of Bonnie Jo Campbell, Donald Ray Pollock, Denis Johnson, and Alan Heathcock, Country Hardball is a powerfully observed and devastatingly understated portrait of the American working class. "Steve Weddle's Country Hardball is a perfect combination of the brokenhearted and the just flat broke. . . Here's hoping Weddle never stops writing. . . " --Benjamin Whitmer, author of Pike

Venetian Moon

by Clarissa Ross

As Crimson Romance celebrates its first anniversary, we honor those pioneers who helped shape the direction of romance novels for all of us. Suspense, mystery, paranormal activity and love - always love - have been the cornerstone of the genre since the early 1970s. Now we have updated the covers to these classics - but not the words - and reissued these timeless reads to let you relive the thrill of discovering a world of romance all over again.<P><P> To escape the embrace of an elderly nobleman, lovely Betsy Chapman flees to Regency London and becomes part of a daring mission: to discover whether Napoleon still lives, and expose the handsome Frenchman who plots to rule France.<P> Kidnapped and held hostage, she knows the torment of imprisonment and forbidden passion, and the seductive lure of Venetian splendor. Until, in the dark underside of Paris, the fate of and Empire is joined with her own proud destiny.

Mythology 101

by Kathleen Sears

Explore the fascinating myths of Greek and Roman civilizations The tales of gods and heroes are often turned into tedious discourse that even Ovid would reject. This easy-to-read guide cuts out the boring details, and instead, provides you with a thrilling lesson in classic mythology. From the heights of Mt. Olympus to the depths of the Underworld, this book takes you on an unforgettable journey through all the major myths born in ancient Greece and Rome, such as Achilles's involvement in the Trojan War; Pluto's kidnapping of the beautiful Proserpina; and the slaying of Medusa by Perseus, the heroic demi-god. You'll also learn all about the wonders of the world as well as the greatest creatures ever recorded in history. Like Charon navigating the River of Wailing, Mythology 101 will guide you through the most glorious (and completely terrifying) tales the ancient world has to offer.

Enchanted Spring

by Peggy Gaddis

As Crimson Romance celebrates its first anniversary, we honor those pioneers who helped shape the direction of romance novels for all of us. Suspense, mystery, paranormal activity and love - always love - have been the cornerstone of the genre since the early 1970s. Now we have updated the covers to these classics - but not the words - and reissued these timeless reads to let you relive the thrill of discovering a world of romance all over again.<P><P> Lovely chestnut-haired Lynn Carter refused to be impressed by Wayde McCuller's wealth and darkly handsome looks. She thought him a snob and resented his scorn for the hometown she loved. Yet somehow Lynn found it impossible to avoid constant encounters with the arrogantly charming young man. And when the town was rocked by a shocking incident that left Wayde in serious trouble, Lynn felt compelled to rush to the defense of the man she'd thought she hated. Could it be that her anger toward Wayde masked deep feelings of love? Was she headed for happiness - or heartbreak?

Extraordinary Love: 9 Enthralling Paranormal Romances

by Becky Flade Lisa White Micah Persell Candace Sams Holley Trent Danica Winters Bobbi Romans Andrea R. Cooper Kathleen Shaputis Sprint Stevens

Everybody needs love - especially those sexy shapeshifters, gentlemen ghosts, misunderstood demons and witches, and intergalactic leaders who rule other galaxies. You'll find all of these otherworldly heartthrob heroes - and the strong, sexy women who make their perfect matches - in this captivating collection of paranormal titles from Crimson Romance:<P><P> Of Eternal Life: Micah Persell<P> Her Ghost Wears Kilts: Kathleen Shaputis<P> A Demon in Waiting: Holley Trent<P> The Garnet Dagger: Andrea R. Cooper<P> Embrace the Fire: Spring Stevens<P> Swamp Magic: Bobbi Romans<P> Discovery: Lisa White<P> Fated Souls: Becky Flade<P> The Nymph's Labyrinth: Danica Winters

Dangerous Love: 5 Intensely Suspenseful Romances

by Crimson Romance

Love saves the day in this quintet of thrilling romantic suspense novels. Indulge in the sheltering embraces of a few good men (and women!) with these taut and compelling tales of intrigue.<P><P> Fire Angel: Criminal profiler Jake McKenzie has returned from Afghanistan minus a leg and his sense of confidence-until Alexis Michaels is next on an arsonist's murder list.<P> Executive Impulse: Detective Kate Flynn finds her life in danger, her car sabotaged, her jogging route booby trapped, her condo on fire. And worse still-she's fallen in love with the man who may be part of the plot.<P> The Way You Love Me: Self-confident surgeon Melanie Sweet was never afraid of men until she suffered a brutal trauma-can an ex-Navy SEAL security expert working undercover help her heal?<P> Mississippi Blues: When Trey Bouche found his best friend Jace with blood on his hands five years ago, it shattered their friendship and his relationship with Jace's sister, Summer. As startling truths are exposed, Trey and Summer try to rediscover the love they lost.<P> Starr Tree Farm: Laura returns home a year after her husband's death and becomes a target for her husband's murderer. Will her childhood-playmate-turned-devilish-man unravel the secret before it's too late?

Literary Love: 5 Wild and Wanton Classics

by Crimson Romance

Classic literature has never been so sexy! With some modern sensuality sprinkled into these vaunted literary classics, reading the canon is more delectable than ever. <P><P> This digital collection includes spiced-up editions of:<P><P> Daisy Miller by Gabrielle Vigot & Henry James<P> Far from the Madding Crowd by Pan Zador & Thomas Hardy<P> A Room with a View by Coco Rousseau & E. M. Forster<P> The Age of Innocence by Coco Rousseau & Edith Wharton<P> The Count of Monte Cristo by Monica Corwin & Alexandre Dumas.

Texas Wishes: The Complete Series

by Kristina Knight

Knight turns up the heat under the Texas sun with three cowboys ready to rope your heart and the feisty ladies who wrangle them. Enjoy a boot-stomping good time with these captivating couples:<P><P> What a Texas Girl Wants: The last thing Jackson Taylor wants in his life is a down-to-earth girl like Kathleen Witte, so why did he just wake up next to her on a Mexican beach with a ring on his finger? Once they're back in Texas though, this all-business marriage might just turn into an all-consuming love.<P> What a Texas Girl Needs: Matias Barnes knows all about society women like Vanessa Witte. It's part of the reason he left his wealthy family behind and took a job on a ranch. But while Mat knows she's so not right for him, can he resist her charms long enough to really let her go?<P> What a Texas Girl Dreams: They are opposites in so many ways, but the more veterinarian Trickett Samuels gets to know footloose and fancy free Monica Witte, the more he wonders if he can convince this Texas girl that having roots will only help her soar higher.

Celebrate with a Cake!

by Lindy Smith

Celebrate special moments such as weddings, anniversaries, Christenings and birthdays with a cake as memorable as the occasion. Well-known novelty cake designer Lindy Smith offers a comprehensive guide to making a range of beautiful celebration cakes, and guides the reader step by step from baking and carving to icing and adding special finishing touches. A clear techniques section introduces the wide range of equipment available to today's cake maker, and explains how to make sponge, fruitcake, fondant, buttercream and other recipes required. The 15 projects have easy-to-follow illustrated steps revealing how to create and decorate the cakes. Handy tips for short-cuts and creative variation ideas throughout allow you to tailor each cake to your timescale and taste, resulting in bespoke cakes for any occasion. Handy templates and cutting guides are provided to ensure professional results every time.

The Art of Big Hero 6

by Chris Williams John Lasseter Jessica Julius Don Hall

Walt Disney Animation Studios' Big Hero 6 is the story of Hiro Hamada, a brilliant robotics prodigy who must foil a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. This new title in our popular The Art of series, published to coincide with the movie's U.S. release, features concept art from the film's creation--including sketches, storyboards, maquette sculpts, colorscripts, and much more--illuminated by quotes and interviews with the film's creators. Fans will love the behind-the-scenes insights into Disney's newest action comedy adventure.

Quick & Clever Watercolor Pencils

by Charles Evans

Charles Evans shows you how to get the very best results from watercolor pencils in next to no time! Watercolor pencils are versatile, fun and easy-to-use no matter where you are. In Quick & Clever Watercolor Pencils, Charles leads you through the entire process of learning how to use these invaluable tools effectively, revealing his ingenious tips and tricks along the way. Packed with information on tools, materials and techniques Varied projects for outdoors and indoors, ranging from simple landscapes to more complex compositions, and from pets to buildings Inspirational pages from Charles' own sketchbooks that clearly demonstrate the immediacy of this medium

The Art of Frozen

by Jennifer Lee Charles Solomon John Lasseter Chris Buck

In Walt Disney Animation Studios upcoming film, Frozen, the fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey--teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff--to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The Art of Frozen features concept art from the making of the film--including character studies and sculpts, color scripts, storyboards, and more--alongside interviews with the film's artists about the making of this comedy-adventure. © Disney

The Art of Planes

by John Lasseter Tracey Miller-Zarneke Bobs Gannaway Klay Hall

In Disney's Planes and Planes: Fire and Rescue, the big-hearted crop duster Dusty Crophopper is full of dreams. In the first film, he overcomes his fear of heights to win the Wings Around The Globe Rally. In the second, Dusty learns his damaged engine will keep him from racing, but he finds the true hero within himself working alongside firefighting aircraft on a courageous wildfire air attack team.The Art of Planes explores the beautiful concept art that went into the development of these two inspiring stories, including colorscripts, storyboards, character studies, sculpts, background art, and more. Insider insights from the films' artists and filmmakers, a preface by directors Bobs Gannaway and Klay Hall, and a foreword by Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter offer an invaluable and fascinating glimpse into the creative thinking involved in the making of these companion films.

Grow Your Own Tree Hugger

by Wendy Rosenoff

Raise a Greener Generation Teach your kids to be eco-conscious and spark their imagination with 101 interactive science, food and craft-based activities in Grow Your Own Tree Hugger. Each of the activities in this easy-to-follow book includes step-by-step instructions you can use to pass on sensible sustainable living behaviors your child will understand and enjoy. Among the 101 activities to choose from: Teach pesticide-free pest control by hosting a special event to release ladybugs into the garden Create a new tie-dyed T-shirt or easy-sew beach bag from recycled garments and accessories Explore alternative energy by making a solar oven that really works Perfect for children ages 4 to 10, each activity includes a chat point for discussion, plus hundreds of websites for furthering your sustainable knowledge. Learn to Grow Your Own Tree Hugger - Our Planet is Counting on You!

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