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In this chilling psychological thriller, one woman's dark past becomes another's deadly future In 2003, sixteen-year-old Rebecca Winter disappeared. She'd been enjoying her summer break: working at a fast-food restaurant, crushing on an older boy and shoplifting with her best friend. Mysteriously ominous things began to happen-a presence in her room at night, periods of blackouts, a feeling of being watched-though Bec remained oblivious of what was to come. Eleven years later she is replaced. A young woman, desperate after being arrested, claims to be the decade-missing Bec. Soon the impostor is living Bec's life. Sleeping in her bed. Hugging her mother and father. Learning her best friends' names. Playing with her little brothers. But Bec's welcoming family and enthusiastic friends are not quite as they seem. As the impostor dodges the detective investigating her case, she begins to delve into the life of the real Bec Winter-and soon realizes that whoever took Bec is still at large, and that she is in imminent danger.
Nineteen-year-old Emma Bau has been married only three weeks when Nazi tanks thunder into her native Poland. Within days Emma's husband, Jacob, is forced to disappear underground, leaving her imprisoned within the city's decrepit, moldering Jewish ghetto. But then, in the dead of night, the resistance smuggles her out. Taken to Krakow to live with Jacob's Catholic cousin, Krysia, Emma takes on a new identity as Anna Lipowski, a gentile.Emma's already precarious situation is complicated by her introduction to Kommandant Richwalder, a high-ranking Nazi official who hires her to work as his assistant. Urged by the resistance to use her position to access details of the Nazi occupation, Emma must compromise her safety-and her marriage vows-in order to help Jacob's cause. As the atrocities of war intensify, so does Emma's relationship with the Kommandant, building to a climax that will risk not only her double life, but also the lives of those she loves.
The next evolution in fighting techniques and conceptsIn this follow-up to his phenomenally popular Solo Training, Loren W. Christensen digs down deep to come up with hundreds of more ways for you to rev up your training at home or in the gym. Solo Training 2 kicks off with a focus on building your body's core for stronger, faster, and more effective grappling, kicking, and punching. A strong core--chest, abs, hips, shoulders, and back--is the source of your body's power, speed, and coordinated movement. As a martial artist, having a strong core helps you to get more out of your training and to respond instantly and effectively to the fast-changing demands of competition or an explosive street encounter.You'll also get over 100 ways to work your combinations, cheat speed, improve accuracy, fight from unconventional stances, practice grappling when you can't find a partner, and get the most out of your mannequin bag.This book wraps up with eight workouts, each with a specific goal, like the free-hand power builder and the boxer workout.If you're looking to get more out of training, Solo Training 2 represents your next evolution in fighting techniques and concepts.
"Somewhere in America right now are four or five women who will be killed tomorrow. They are going about their day, and I know if they were prepared to counter attack in the ways Loren and Lisa Christensen teach, they'd have a far better chance of prevailing tomorrow." --Gavin de Becker, best-selling author of The Gift of Fear.Some "experts" say you should be submissive when attacked at home or by a stranger. You won't find that advice here, although you might use it as a ruse before you claw your assailant's eyes and smash his groin. Your ultimate goal is to get away, but you don't achieve that by being meek and docile. You get away by drawing on that hardwired survival instinct to attack him like an enraged lioness protecting her babies.In Self-Defense for Women: Fight Back, martial arts experts Loren W. Christensen and Lisa Christensen teach you to use your hands, forearms, elbows, teeth, knees, and feet to survive the attacks unsuspecting women become the victims of every day. And you will learn that you're surrounded by a limitless cache of weapons you can use to your advantage against a larger assailant.* How to recognize and assess a threat* How to de-escalate a bad situation* 7 basic defensive techniques any woman can use effectively* Advanced skills for when you want to know more* How to identify and use everyday objects as defensive weapons* What to practice to prepare for a potential confrontation* How to practice at home, alone, and with a partner* Why you need to be physically fit and how to make a fitness plan* How to use fear as a weapon* The power of your mind and how to harness it for self-defenseIf you're ready to learn to fight back, Loren and Lisa know exactly what you need to survive an attack in your home or on the street.
A 300 year-old story collector enlists the help of the computer hacker next door to save her dying sister. A half-resurrected cleanup man for Death s sprawling bureaucracy faces a phantom pachyderm, doll-collecting sorceresses and his own ghoulish bosses. Gordo, the old Cubano that watches over the graveyards and sleeping children of Brooklyn, stirs and lights another Malagueña. Down the midnight streets of New York, a whole invisible universe churns to life in this collection of Bone Street Rumba tales. Chronologically, these stories come between Midnight Taxi Tango and Battle Hill Bolero.
Lexington LoversNone of the matches caught his eye as much as the matchmaker himself. Growing up poorer than poor didn't leave Navashen Bhattathiri many options for life outside of school. All of his concentration was on keeping his scholarships. Sixteen years later, he's fulfilled his dream and become a doctor. Now he's returning home to Lexington and is ready to prove himself to the world. In doing so, he reconnects with Brent Carpenter--high school classmate, real estate agent, all-around great guy... and closet matchmaker. Brent makes it his mission to help Navashen develop a social life and meet available, interesting men. Unfortunately Navashen's schedule is unpredictable, and few of those available, interesting men value his dedication like Brent does. Brent's unfailing friendship and support convince Navashen he's the one, but can he capture Brent's heart when the matchmaker is focused on finding Navashen another man?
After Maya W. Tyler experienced the tragic loss of her husband, she felt the pain, depression, and anxiety that so often accompany a major loss. But years of grieving have finally brought her to a place where she accepts the changed contours of her life...and embraces the future with hope and enthusiasm. In Bounce Back Better, Tyler's candid voice brings perspective and energy to the difficult process of grieving. The reader is encouraged to actively participate by answering questions, completing activities, and even keeping private journals if they so desire. Far from your typical self-help book, this unique guide exudes the determination, energy, and tireless optimism of a woman who has gone through the fire--and emerged from it stronger and wiser. Filled with honesty, hope, and a sprinkling of humor, Bounce Back Better will join the works of Eckhard Tolle, Louise Hay, and Lois Mowday Rabey in the category of indispensable handbooks for those on the path from the agony of grief to the hope of new beginnings.
[Includes 3 charts, 36 maps and 107 illustrations]"The successes of the South Pacific Force," wrote Admiral Halsey in 1944, "were not the achievements of separate services or individuals but the result of whole-hearted subordination of self-interest by all in order that one successful 'fighting team' could be created." The history of any South Pacific campaign must deal with this "fighting team," with all United States and Allied services. The victory on Guadalcanal can be understood only by an appreciation of the contribution of each service. No one service won the battle. The most decisive engagement of the campaign was the air and naval Battle of Guadalcanal in mid-November 1942, an engagement in which neither Army nor Marine Corps ground troops took any direct part.This volume attempts to show the contribution of all services to the first victory on the long road to Tokyo. It does not describe all ground, air, and naval operations in detail but it does attempt, by summary when necessary, to show the relationship between air, ground, and surface forces in modern warfare.
Includes Civil War Map and Illustrations Pack - 224 battle plans, campaign maps and detailed analyses of actions spanning the entire period of hostilities."[One of] the Union side's most revealing and realistic views of soldier life....The diary is especially important for the light which it throws on such basic matters as the tortuous progression from civilian to veteran, the course of morale, the character of soldier life in a volunteer army, the quality of leadership, the awesomeness of battle, and the brutality of war."--Bell Irvin Wiley, in the Journal of Southern HistoryA native of Warren County, Iowa, Cyrus F. Boyd served a year and a half as an orderly sergeant with the Fifteenth Iowa Infantry before becoming first Lieutenant in Company B of the Thirty-fourth Iowa Infantry. His diary--expanded in 1896 from a pocket diary he carried on his campaigns from Indianola, Iowa, to Lake Providence, Louisiana--offers a full account of soldiering in the Union army. Before his promotion, Boyd was an intermediary between privates and company officers, a position that offered him unique opportunities to observe the attitudes and activities of both the unit leaders and their men. The outspoken Boyd frankly expresses his opinions of his comrades and his commanders, candidly depicts camp life, and intricately details the gory events on the battlefield. Although not always pleasant reading, The Civil War Diary of Cyrus F. Boyd is a vibrant, honest chronicle of one man's experiences in the bloody conflict.The diary has been heavily edited to ensure it can be understood, initially there was little to no punctuation included.
Every cowboy has a wild side-all it takes is the right woman to unleash it... All of Logan McCord's carefully laid plans erupt the day he walks in on his would-be fiancée getting...well, not so carefully laid. Tonight, just once, Logan is acting on instinct. And that instinct is telling him to say "Happy to oblige" to the cute stranger looking for a no-strings fling with a Texas cowboy. When chef Reese Stephens made her bucket list, she mistakenly thought she had weeks to live. Not that she regrets her one-night-stand with the gorgeous rancher. But she does regret leaving an heirloom watch as a parting gift. Tracking Logan down is easy. Walking away again is another matter. Because Reese's crazy past and Logan's battered heart are no match for the kind of chemistry that could turn one night into the start of a passionate lifetime.
THEY LIVE IN TWO SEPARATE WORLDS, BUT SHARE THE SAME DESIRE Bess Samson was raised in privilege, but always had a thing for Cade Hollister, the rough-and-tumble cowboy next door, even ignoring her controlling, class-conscious mother's warning to stay away from him. But he turned her down-hard. Humiliated, she grew up and moved on, but never truly gave up hope. Cade has secretly always adored Bess-but is filled with disdain for the Samsons' wealth. Once, the families had been friends, until dark secrets and scandal caused a bitter rift, and now her family won't let him forget his blue-collar roots. But when an accident nearly costs Bess her life, the proud rancher must finally fight for the love he's never forgotten.
"This isn't a romance for the lighthearted. It's gritty and wild and passionate...will have readers falling hard and fast."--Smart Bitches, Trashy Books on Didn't I Warn YouAmber Bardan returns with a heart-stopping third installment in her high-octane, highly addictive Bad For You seriesA fling with her best friend's reclusive business partner should've been harmless.When Emma meets him, the only way she's looking to be tied down is in the literal sense. But Avner--shady hacker, off-the-books investigator, occasional spy--takes her breath away. He's the first man who doesn't turn to mush under her sexual spell: a fact that makes what's between them very different, and very real.Beautiful and uninhibited, Emma is everything Avner thought she would be and more. Yet his deadly past and dark duties can never be forgotten...not even as he succumbs to their seductive intimacy. But for the first time he's after something of his own, as well. And now that he's found Emma, he'll protect her, no matter what. Because anything worth loving is worth fighting for.But nothing about Avner is remotely harmless.Soon, Avner has infiltrated Emma's personal life, stalled her career and nearly destroyed everything she's worked for--all in the name of protection. Desperate and heartbroken, drawn into a secret criminal underworld in her quest for understanding, Emma discovers the truth: Avner's secrets are far more devastating than his lies.Book Three of the Bad For You seriesOne-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise! Find out more at CarinaPress.com/RomancePromise
Struggling in his role as a newly single father, former army medic Kevin O'Brien moves home to Chesapeake Shores. He wants a haven for himself and his toddler son, surrounded by the family he knows he can count on, and a future that's nothing like his past. But Kevin is suddenly facing a risk he hadn't anticipated, in the form of Main Street bookseller Shanna Carlyle. Shanna immediately recognizes Kevin as a wounded soul-she's had way too much experience with the type. Still, this charming O'Brien man and his son are almost impossible to resist.Then, just when the barriers are toppling, someone from Shanna's past appears. Confronted with a threat to their hard-won serenity, Kevin and Shanna face their toughest challenge-learning to trust again.
Pain is my addiction and tattoos are my art. In the Jericho Brotherhood MC, I'm the man to get the job done. That's why they call me Rock. From the first dance, I knew Avery Winston wasn't a fast f*ck. One taste will never be enough when it comes to her. I crave her sweet skin and sassy mouth. I screwed up and she sent me packing. With my second chance, I'll do anything to keep her by my side. But that ain't easy. She doesn't trust my MC, and they are my life. And there's too much happening right now to show her what being an old lady means. Brothers fighting and escalating violence has me on the edge. Then Avery's family situation turns crazy. When chaos breaks out from all sides, I don't know if I can protect the one I love. Book two of The Jericho Brotherhood This book is approximately 94,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise! Find out more at CarinaPress.com/RomancePromise
"I can make you explode with pleasure..." Kassius Black rose from the ashes of his catastrophic childhood driven by revenge against the father who abandoned him. With near complete ownership of his father's assets, Kassius's last vengeful step is to present him with an heir he'll never get to know! "And if I'm wrong, I will pay you ten million dollars." Pure in body and mind, Laney Henry is the perfect candidate to wear Kassius's ring and carry his child. So Kassius delivers his ultimatum confident he has nothing to lose...or does he?
Harlequin offers you another chance to enjoy this reader-favorite story from USA TODAY bestselling author Sandra Marton. After hours with the boss... Ruthless Logan Miller will do whatever it takes to get what he wants, and he's set his sights on Talia Roberts. She's the best in her field, and stunningly attractive, too, so Logan is determined to have Talia come work for him. He says he'll ruin her reputation if she won't meet his demands! With no choice but to agree, Talia enters the lion's den, setting up a catering service in Logan's new Brazilian office. But she hadn't realized that sharing his apartment was part of the job description...or that she'd be doing overtime in the boss's bed! Originally published in 1990 as Consenting Adults.
Don't miss a second chance to enjoy this bestselling story from Sandra Marton! Beauty who defied the beast! An invitation to France is the fresh start Danielle needs. But throwing off the shackles of her old life and asserting her independence proves difficult in the presence of formidable tycoon Lee Bradford. The injury that ended his racing career has left Lee dark and brooding. Danielle is a breath of fresh air, but her innocent spirit can only be tainted by his damaged soul. Should he fight their attraction--or will Danielle be the one to redeem this ruthless billionaire? Originally published in 1990 as Garden of Eden.
Immerse yourself again in the drama and passion of Sandra Marton's bestselling story. The winner takes all... Wealthy attorney Gray Baron has come to Las Vegas on a mission to find a woman--Dawn Lincoln Kittredge, the long-lost grandchild of his uncle. But feisty Dawn is not about to make anything easy for him... After being hurt in the past, Dawn is wary of strangers, even gorgeous, sexy ones like Gray. But mutual suspicion doesn't stop an undeniable passion from igniting between them. As the tension mounts, all bets are off! Originally published in 2002.
This exciting reissue from USA TODAY bestselling author Sandra Marton guarantees pleasure and passion! An unquenchable desire... When Wendy Monroe left Cooper's Corner she'd been a championship skier in the making...and madly in love with Seth Castleman. Until an accident on the slopes shattered her dreams--and her heart. Now Wendy has returned for life-changing surgery and comes face to face with Seth again. He's more devastatingly handsome than ever, and it soon becomes clear that the chemistry between them still burns hot. Will Wendy overcome the past and be reunited with her billionaire? A Cooper's Corner novel. Originally published in 2002 as Dancing in the Dark.
Coming soon! Ring of Deception by Sandra Marton will be available Oct 17, 2016.
Playboy tycoon tamed! When billionaire Lincoln Aldridge learns he's been left custody of a tiny baby, he needs a nanny--fast! Luckily, fiery Brazilian beauty Ana Maria Marques soon loves baby Jenny like a mother. So when Linc has to prove that his playboy days are over, he makes her his wife! Originally published in 2008 as Hot Summer Bride.
From New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent comes a richly imagined, provocative new series set in the dark mythology of the Menagerie... When Delilah Marlow visits a famous traveling carnival, Metzger's Menagerie, she is an ordinary woman in a not-quite-ordinary world. But under the macabre circus black-top, she discovers a fierce, sharp-clawed creature lurking just beneath her human veneer. Captured and put on exhibition, Delilah is stripped of her worldly possessions, including her own name, as she's forced to "perform" in town after town. But there is breathtaking beauty behind the seamy and grotesque reality of the carnival. Gallagher, her handler, is as kind as he is cryptic and strong. The other "attractions"-mermaids, minotaurs, gryphons and kelpies-are strange, yes, but they share a bond forged by the brutal realities of captivity. And as Delilah struggles for her freedom, and for her fellow menagerie, she'll discover a strength and a purpose she never knew existed. Renowned author Rachel Vincent weaves an intoxicating blend of carnival magic and startling humanity in this intricately woven and powerful tale.c and strong. The other "attractions"-mermaids, minotaurs, gryphons and kelpies-are strange, yes, but they share a bond forged by the brutal realities of captivity. And as Delilah struggles for her freedom, and for her fellow menagerie, she'll discover a strength and a purpose she never knew existed. Renowned author Rachel Vincent weaves an intoxicating blend of carnival magic and startling humanity in this intricately woven and powerful tale.
Lucy Acosta's mother died when she was three. Growing up in a Victorian mansion in the middle of the woods with her cold, distant father, she explored the dark hallways of the estate with her cousin, Margaret. They're inseparable-a family. When her aunt Penelope, the only mother she's ever known, tragically disappears while walking in the woods surrounding their estate, Lucy finds herself devastated and alone. Margaret has been spending a lot of time in the attic. She claims she can hear her dead mother's voice whispering from the walls. Emotionally shut out by her father, Lucy watches helplessly as her cousin's sanity slowly unravels. But when she begins hearing voices herself, Lucy finds herself confronting an ancient and deadly legacy that has marked the women in her family for generations.
God bless the little children When sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner's family decides to move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, she hopes it is her chance for a fresh start. She can leave behind the memory of the past winter; of her sickly Ma giving birth to a baby sister who cries endlessly; of the terrifying visions she saw as her sanity began to slip, the victim of cabin fever; and most of all, the memories of the boy she has been secretly meeting with as a distraction from her pain. The boy whose baby she now carries. When the Verners arrive at their new home, a large cabin abandoned by its previous owners, they discover the inside covered in blood. And as the days pass, it is obvious to Amanda that something isn't right on the prairie. She's heard stories of lands being tainted by evil, of men losing their minds and killing their families, and there is something strange about the doctor and his son who live in the woods on the edge of the prairie. But with the guilt and shame of her sins weighing on her, Amanda can't be sure if the true evil lies in the land, or deep within her soul.
Available for the first time in ebook, one blockbuster anthology by #1 New York Times bestselling authors Susan Mallery, Sherryl Woods, and Susan Wiggs! Sister of the Bride by Susan MalleryWhen Katie McCormick finds out that her sister is marrying her ex, she finally agrees to a setup for the big day. To her surprise, Jackson is a catch. But when wedding catastrophe ensues, will their sparks fizzle or ignite into flames? A Bridge to Dreams by Sherryl WoodsWith her vacation plans foiled, Karyn Chambers realizes that her long-awaited escape must give way to staying at home in San Francisco. Little does she know her Prince Charming is right in her own backyard. The Borrowed Bride by Susan WiggsDuring her own bridal shower, Isabel Wharton is whisked away by past love Dan Black Horse to his retreat in the Cascade range. But returning to her Native roots, and Dan's loving arms, is harder than she ever imagined. Previously published in 2010.