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Snow White: An Islamic Tale

by Shireen Adams Fawzia Gilani

Involving the power of a djinn, poisoned dates, seven dwarf sisters-in-faith, and a mysterious old peddler woman in the woods wearing a face veil, this lyrically told story offers a unique twist on this fairy tale, whilst keeping the classic much-loved story intact, including a hateful and vain stepmother, a considerate huntsman, and a charming prince.Set in the heady snow-strewn woodlands of Anatolia by the illustrator Shireen Adams, this tale of flight, friendship, and forgiveness is richly detailed and beautifully brought to life.Snow White is the second book in the Islamic Fairy Tales series, which looks to offer meaningful and faithful variants of these popular worldwide stories.Fawzia Gilani has worked as a teacher, librarian, and school principal in the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada since 1993. She is the author of thirty children's books, mostly on the topic of Eid.

Cinderella: An Islamic Tale

by Fawzia Gilani

"It's easy to feel a sense of peace after completing Fawzia Gilani's Cinderella. This humble version of the classic fairy tale is a gentle reminder that victory comes as much from a peaceful soul as a beautiful dress and a dramatic confrontation." - Luxury ReadingCinderella is one of the oldest, best-known, and most loved stories worldwide, with hundreds of cultural variants and re-tellings from ancient Egypt and China to the present day. In this version we follow the trials and tribulations of the sweet, gentle, and pious Zahra when her parents die and she is left at the mercy of an uncaring stepmother and stepsisters. This is a well-crafted Islamic version of the classic tale in which faith, goodness, and prayer are rewarded in the end. The charming, richly detailed illustrations of Shireen Adams, set in medieval Andalusia, help bring the text to life.

Esfir Is Alive

by Andrea Simon

Esfir Manevich is a young Jewish girl who lives in the Polish town of Kobrin in 1936. Facing anti-Semitism in public school, Esfir moves in with her charming aunt who runs a boardinghouse in the bustling city of Brest. Being younger than the other boarders, Esfir struggles to find a place in her new life, all the while worrying about her diminishing role in the family she left behind. As the years pass, Esfir experiences the bombing of her hometown during the German invasion of 1939. When the Russians overtake the area, Esfir sees many of her socialist relatives and friends become disillusioned by the harsh restrictions. During the German occupation, Esfir and her family are enclosed in a ghetto where they develop heartbreaking methods of survival. In the summer of 1942, shortly before Esfir's thirteenth birthday, the ghetto is liquidated and the inhabitants are forced onto cattle cars destined for the killing fields and Esfir must face unimaginable horror.

The Last Kings

by C. N. Phillips

A city full of lies, deceit, and cold-blooded murder, Detroit plays widow to drug cartel after drug cartel, and The Last Kings are the latest to take over the throne. It seems that nothing can crumble their empire, but when an unexpected series of events take place and blood is shed, everything spirals out of control. Can Sadie and Mocha survive the game as the head women in charge, or will disloyalty and treachery threaten to end them for good? Ride with C.N. Philips as she tells the greatest story street fiction has ever seen.

The Girls Saga

by Kenni York

True friends are hard to come by, and even when you find them, it can be an all-or-nothing situation. Jada battles with being the glue that holds her group together, and she finds herself continuously stuck in the middle of her four girlfriends' family and relationship drama. Together, the girls witness life and death, sticky situations, and the pros and cons of relationships. Their true dedication to their friendship is tried again and again, but there's only so much a chick can take. Once each girl has reached her boiling point, there's no telling who will get burned. No one knows that some secrets can kill you better than Jada, Alex, Miranda, and Candace, who've lost one of their friends, Stephanie, following a heartbreaking betrayal. Now Stephanie's boyfriend, Corey, is hitting the streets of Atlanta with a vengeance in an effort to get the haters that took his girlfriend's life, all while trying to take back his title as the king of the hood. Stephanie may be dead now, but the secrets lingering between the rest of the crew seem to just keep piling up and coming to the forefront. What happens once the farce becomes too difficult to keep up? Whose secrets will be exposed, who will find themselves forced to make a deadly decision, and who will be the one to change everyone else's lives forever? Friendship isn't supposed to be this hard, but the moment that first betrayal occurs, no one's feelings are safe.

Angel in Blue Jeans

by Richard L. Coles

Dana and Tony have found romance and they couldn't be happier with one another. Strolling home one icy evening, the young couple sees a police car pulling up in front of Tony's family home. Tony's brother along with Dana's brother had been drinking and driving that evening. And they're both dead. Elsewhere in the neighbourhood, Dave suddenly finds himself unemployed and scotch seems to do the trick of filling the void. He finds distraction in his pretty new neighbour, but he'd never hurt his wife--intentionally, that is. Angel in Blue Jeans follows the extraordinary lives of the ordinary people in a typical suburban neighbourhood grappling with the challenges of the modern day. Alcohol addictions, danger, and heartbreak are countered by strength, determination, and love. But do Dana, Tony, and Dave have the strength to endure?

Chasing Nathan

by Jeanette Hubbard

Jeanette Hubbard's humorous style of suspense writing has been compared to Carl Hiaasen and Janet Evanovitch. In this quirky follow-up novel, a chance encounter in a remote forest campground plunges plucky pensioner Claudie O'Brien into a vortex of crime, kidnapping, and a marijuana hijacking. A pleasant dinner with Nathan, the gentleman at the next campsite, is interrupted by angry young thugs. The next morning both Nathan and the thugs are gone, but Claudie suspects something is not right. No one believes her when she tells them that Nathan might be in danger. It's up to Claudie to connect the dots and find out why Nathan disappeared in the middle of the night

The Maverick Effect: How to be a Daring Innovator and Effective Change-Maker

by George Verdolaga

In business guru George Verdolaga's new guide to tackling life and business head on, he brings the focus onto people who embody the characteristics of a maverick. Mavericks are the change-makers and ground-breakers who set the trends that hipsters follow. As the business world continues to change, those who identify as outsiders can provide unique and invaluable perspectives, and with the right confidence can become innovative mavericks themselves. The Maverick Effect uses relatable and real-life examples to evaluate the traits, practices, and routines that make mavericks successful. Verdolaga provides comprehensible how-to advice, paving the path for anyone who has the drive to embrace the lifestyle of a maverick. Set yourself apart from the herd. Take the initiative, give back to your community, be different: and others will follow.

I Remember Horsebuns

by Rafe Mair

Known to most as a polarizing figure in Canadian and British Columbian politics, and an outspoken voice in print and radio, Rafe Mair shares with his readers the side to him that is entirely human, relatable, and even loving in his latest memoir, I Remember Horse Buns. Above all, Rafe shares his love affair with Vancouver, British Columbia. Starting his tale in 1931, Rafe tells of exciting areas for kids to explore with minimal interference from parents. It was a time when there were actually streams you could fish in. It was the time of comic books, radio shows, and Saturday afternoon at the movies. Rafe relates the early days when he was forming thoughts on issues like the environment, free speech, and the press. He remembers the McCarthy era that started in Ottawa when a Soviet cipher clerk defected and Russia was no longer our Great Ally. He describes his love of books and writing, and he exposes Trotsky--Trotsky the bear, that is! Join Canadian best-selling author, recovering politician and renowned talk show host Rafe Mair as he remembers Vancouver, British Columbia, and Canada... and horse buns.

Lasting, Leaving, Left

by Robin Dyke

A beautifully written collection of poetry by Robin Dyke, inciting readers to engage with the profound emotions within themselves. Lasting Leaving Left explores the natural side of humanity, venturing through topics both universal and personal. Robin Dyke's lyricism shows readers the thread that connects man with nature and all things in between. The poems in this collection represent attempts to capture the image of the ideas and experiences of the moment--to explore the territory of something noticed and probe its source for meaning. Each poem emerged innocently on its own. When assembled as a collection the underlying theme of aging and departure became more evident--hence the title Lasting, Leaving, Left--aging as the art and courage of keeping the body in touch with the soul.

The Devil's Hook

by Pearl R. Meaker

Life is getting strange in Twombly, Illinois. Jairus Twombly's familial intuition is faltering and his new personal assistant seems to be trying to replace his wife, Amy. On the Twombly College campus, someone is breaking into the dorm rooms of female students leaving things instead of taking things: red colored objects including a red golf ball, a red ribbon, and a tiny red stuffed dog. When a recipient of some of the red objects goes missing and is returned after being told, "You're not her," and the personal assistant turns up dead with Amy Twombly's elegant Bloodwood crochet hook in her eye, things heat up for Emory Crawford and her chemist and forensic scientist husband, Dr. Jebbin Crawford. Emory, along with the Twombly's Nancy Drew-like daughter, Madison, once more turns to her amateur detective skills and intuition to solve the mysteries.

Enemy of Existence

by Yuan Jur

Planet Earth finds itself in the sights of the Evercycle Council, creators of existence. The entire Superverse plunges toward cataclysmic war--and Earth holds the unlikely key to salvation. The Council orders two Superverse wardens to Earth to recruit their newest apprentice. The wardens, Uniss and Dogg, arrive in Australia's Outback in 1963--knowing only that this mysterious recruit is more than he seems and he's currently incarnated as an Aussie lad named Ben Blochentackle. Uniss and Dogg eventually convince Ben that they're intercosmos wardens, fast-tracking the trio to the alien world Tora. There, they discover that failure to prevent a brewing conflict on Tora could unleash the looming Superverse war--and that Ben himself may be the only hope for survival of all existence. Enemy of Existence begins the sweeping story of Ben Bloch and his crew of intercosmos allies. Together they must fight to ensure existence does not implode at the hands of a greater intelligence obsessed with only one objective: perfection.

Falling for Kate: An Angel's Lake Novella

by Jody Holford

He needs a nanny. She needs a job. Hoping to open a clothing boutique in her hometown, Kate Aarons is ready for the next phase of her life. Before she can set her dreams in motion, she needs a job to get her shop up and running. Tired of his ex's unpredictable and transient lifestyle, single father, Elliot Peters, wants to give his twin daughters a stable life. Going from sometime dad to full-time dad is harder than he expected. But sweet, sexy Kate could be the answer he needs. Working for Elliot proves to be the perfect situation. But when sparks fly between them, Kate worries about finding her place in a ready-made family. Can Elliott convince Kate that forever started the second he fell for her?

Time Out

by Jim Cangany

There's more than one shot at love... When Karen Miller loses her job, she relocates to Indiana to start over. Meeting her rambunctious ten-year-old neighbor, Hanna Freeman, changes Karen's life. Hanna just can't get enough of the basketball hoop in Karen's new driveway--and Karen would never turn away a little girl who's mother walked out on her. Devoted dad, Terry Freeman is struggling as a single parent. Having Karen come into his daughter's life couldn't have happened at a better time. After all, a little girl needs a woman to confide in. When his wife walked out on him, Terry thought that was his final chance at love. He can't see the possibility of a new love right in front of him. Now, it's up to Hanna to encourage her father to finally take a shot. Will he score more than a rebound if he opens up his heart again?

The Sway

by Ruby Knight

Her mission is to get close to him for inside information. His mission is to kidnap her for a supernatural militant group. Recruited in her teens for a life of espionage, Julia Caldwell, now 19, is theyoungest CIA agent on record. Her mission is simple: get close to Cole Thomas for intel on his father, a known and dangerous weapons dealer. As she grows closer to Cole, something is off. He might not be who she thinks he is. And worse, his mission will put an end to hers. Always believing the government's story that her purpose in life was to keep the world safe, Julia doesn't know who to trust or who to believe. But now, THE SWAY has a different story--a different purpose for her--that goes well beyond all she ever imagined.

Take Two

by Jim Cangany

Independent and fiercely driven, Marie Grayson is making a name for herself at Irving University. As part of her new job, she is assigned to work alongside gorgeous filmmaker, Heath Rodgers, as he produces a documentary featuring the university's women's basketball team. What Marie doesn't know is that she's been the star of Heath's fantasies since high school, when she defended him against a group of bullies. Since that fateful day, Marie has always had a special place in Heath's heart. But that was in the past... Heath is bound and determined to make it the present. And the future...

Falling For Home

by Jody Holford

Coming home was the last thing that globe-trotting photographer, Lucy Aarons wanted to do, but after work-related issues force her to return to her hometown, Lucy must face the truths she's been hiding from all along. Avoiding her too-sexy next-door-neighbor proves impossible. Sheriff Alex Whitman is not the same boy she left behind years ago. Realizing Alex's steady presence is exactly what she craves, Lucy gives in to her desires. Just as the fire between them ignites, so does the town, as Alex investigates an arsonist who's hitting them both a little too close to home. As the circumstances around them heat up, and Lucy battles her instinct to bolt, the buildings may not be all that burn to the ground.

Briar Rose

by Lila Dubois

There once was a beautiful princess, afflicted with a terrible curse. There once was a handsome prince, destined to break the curse.Hey wait, this sounds familiar. . .When the beautiful Princess Aurora was a baby, her parents brought the whole kingdom together to celebrate. Three gracious fairies attended, giving her wonderful gifts, as did the evil Maleficent. No, seriously, I've heard this story. But the fairy godmothers didn't care about the princess; all they wanted was to impress the king. The final gift they granted was crippling obedience. Maleficent twisted their gift, changing it so that if Aurora pricked herself on a briar rose the obedience curse would be lifted. Oh. Wait, what? That's not how the story goes. Briar Rose from Award winning, fantasy author Lila Dubois is an adult fairy tale that will keep you turning the pages. Discover who wins the heart of a princess in a new twist on an old favorite. Aurora lived the first eleven years of her life as the perfect obedient princess until one day the teenage Prince Phillip gave her a mangy briar rose. Freed from her obedience, Aurora ran wild, sneaking into the woods and going by the name Rose. One day she met a very handsome hunter, named Hawk, who has a secret of his own. They fall in to bed, and then in love, but keep their secrets, and when Aurora returns to her father's castle to tell him about Hawk and to renounce her royal status, things go terribly wrong. This medieval, adult fairy tale contains fairy godmothers, princes, princesses, kings, and queens, along with some not so nice fairy tale villains. Briar Rose is not intended for readers under the age of 18. (2010) Liquid Silver Books

Claimed By the Alpha

by Renee George

The Cull only happens every 80 to 100 years. Humans who have fallen on hard times are invited to become part of the lycanosapien tribes--to become werewolves. It is a mutually beneficial relationship for both parties. The humans are given a chance at a new life, and the lycanos are able to stave off extinction for another century. The last Cull took placed during the Great Depression.When Anna is chosen for the cull, Conor makes his claim. Claimed By the Alpha, The Cull, Book 1 from USA Today Bestselling paranormal romance author Renee George is a sensual tale of star crossed lovers featuring explosive passion, a determined alpha, and his reluctant curvy mate!Twenty years ago, Anna fell in love with Conor Evans at the wrong place and in the wrong time. She'd had to make the toughest decision she'd ever faced--and let him go. Now at the end of her life, he's offering her a chance to finally follow her heart. Anna has her reasons for refusing Conor, even if it means only living another month, but Conor refuses to give up on the only woman he's ever loved--not without a fight. Anna has another tough choice--go back to her frail humanity or accept Conor's invitation and. . . claim.This BBW paranormal romance contains werewolves, shifters, and super sexy, scorching hot, shifter sex. Claimed By the Alpha is not intended for readers under the age of 18.Previously Published: (2014) Renee George

Seducing Mr. Wrong

by Sami Lee

A new town. A new life. A new love. And, the same old Kelsey! Seducing Mr. Wrong from award winning romance author Sami Lee will keep you reading from start to finish as you find out if KD can convince Kelsey they're made for each other before she marries the wrong guy?When she started a new life in the small town of Holly Hill, Kelsey Simmons made a vow to give up sex until she found "The One". Now, finally, she has Mr. Right set firmly in her sights. She's got the perfect plan to catch him. Trouble is, her intended target dodges cupid's arrow and it hits Mr. Wrong smack in the rear.KD McKinley isn't looking for love. He's just renovating Kelsey's house to help out his ill stepfather. But smart and sexy Kelsey proves impossible to resist. Pretty soon, KD is reconsidering the whole white-picket-fence thing. However, his Miss Right thinks he's all wrong and KD isn't sure if he can convince her otherwise...This contemporary romance contains small towns, love, and humor, and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.Previously Published: (2015) Sami Lee | (2007) Born Again Virgin by Sami Lee; Samhain Publishing

Manhandling

by Sami Lee

He's an author with an image problem. She's an image consultant with an author problem. Let the battle of wills begin...Manhandling from award winning romantic comedy author Sami Lee will keep you laughing from start to finish. Brisbane, Australia will never be the same after Libby Allison does a little manhandling!Jake McCallum was a corporate go-getter once upon a time, before his father's health issues forced him to reassess his addiction to life in the fast lane. When his fiancé subsequently dumped him, he decided a quiet, uncomplicated life working as a mechanic in his dad's garage was the way to go. Now his return to the dating world has motivated him to write a book about his disastrous love life, and it looks like he's on the path to success once more. The trouble is, he's not sure he wants to get back on the fast track.Image consultant Libby Allison has been hired to whip Jake into shape in preparation for his coming book tour, and the second she gets a load of Jake's stained T-shirts and shaggy hair, she knows an image overhaul is well overdue. She's hoping to find more high-profile clients, and a makeover like the one she has planned for Jake could generate just the word of mouth she needs. If only Jake wasn't so averse to every little change she tries to make. And if only she wasn't wildly attracted to him, despite his aggravating views on women and relationships.Find our if their chemistry beat out their common sense? This contemporary romantic comedy contains a battle of the sexes and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Valerie and Greg

by Melanie James

Six women...neighbors, friends, and sisters at heart. Together they tackled the challenges of juggling their roles as women, wives, and mothers. Now, the time has come to restore romance and passion to their marriages!Valerie and Greg, Book 6 of the Éveiller Drive series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author Melanie James is an erotic short story about rekindling passion and love.Valerie and Greg had it all worked out, even with four kids and running their own successful business. They managed to create a schedule that kept their romance as steamy as the day they were married.Everything changed when Greg's twin brother, Gary, found himself down on his luck and had to move in, interrupting the happy couple's intimate routine.Can Valerie and Greg find a way to get Gary back on his feet and out the door? Until then, what new tricks can Valerie come up with to keep her and Greg's passion fresh and alive?This contemporary erotic romance contains adult content and situations, and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.Previously Published (2015) Melanie James, Black Paw Publishing

Ashley and Jeff

by Melanie James

Six women...neighbors, friends, and sisters at heart. Together they tackled the challenges of juggling their roles as women, wives, and mothers. Now, the time has come to restore romance and passion to their marriages!Ashely and Jeff, Book 5 of the Éveiller Drive series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author Melanie James is an erotic short story about rekindling passion and love.When Ashley married Jeff she looked forward to their life together, but never considered the many ways becoming an instant mom could rip them apart. Her love for Jeff means more to her than anything in the world. However, never having kids of her own left her unprepared for the changing family dynamics. As her new step-kids test the boundaries all hell breaks loose.Can Jeff rein them in before it costs him his marriage or was the marriage doomed from the beginning?This contemporary erotic romance contains adult content and situations, and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.Previously Published (2015) Melanie James, Black Paw Publishing

Copping a Feel

by Lexxie Couper

A ringing phone! An unknown voice! A prickle of fear...or tingle of excitement?She's on a mission...the Cougar Challenge. He's on a mission...solving a case of identity theft. When their missions collide, sparks fly in more ways than one!Copping a Feel from award-winning Australian erotic romance author Lexxie Couper is a contemporary romantic comedy that will keep you turning the pages.Darci-Rae Whitlam doesn't know which is more disturbing, receiving scads of obscene phone calls--or getting so turned-on by said phone calls. Then there's the email from her American friend, Rachel, taunting Darci with something called a Cougar Challenge. Just the thought of seducing a younger man is enough to permanently soak her knickers. No wonder her ever-disapproving sister thinks she's oversexed!Cybercrime Detective Jarrod St. James is investigating a case of stolen identity. He quickly learns the fiery redhead claiming to be Darci-Rae Whitlam is the real deal. He really should go back to Sydney, continue tracking the imposter who's operating a phone-sex business in Darci's name...but the woman proves too tempting. Job be damned, he has to have her. The fact she's got a titillating challenge to complete only helps his case.Darci just may be the fastest cougar to snag her cub yet. Being the victim of a crime has never been more fun!This contemporary erotic romantic comedy contains, police officers, a female protagonist, and adult language and situations. Copping a Feel is not intended for readers under the age of 18.Previously Published: (2010) Ellora's Cave

The Old Witcheroo

by Dakota Cassidy

Ebenezer Falls, Washington...a sleepy burg or murder central?The game is afoot...again, as amateur sleuth Stevie Cartwright plunges head first into another murder investigation. With twists, turns, and suspects aplenty, this one will keep you guessing from start to finish.USA Today bestselling cozy mystery author Dakota Cassidy serves up mayhem and murder in The Old Witcheroo, Book 4 of her bestselling series, Witchless in Seattle Mysteries.Just when you think you know your one-time International Man of Mystery turned ghostly confidant...When last we met, dear friends, a man had come calling, claiming to be Crispin Alistair Winterbottom, my dead British ex-spy. A notion I'd find ludicrous, if the handsome imposter didn't, in fact, look exactly like my dead British ex-spy. But there's no time for that mystery when a quiet walk on our private stretch of beach turns up something far more pressing--another tragedy in my beloved small Washington town.That's right. I, Stevie Cartwright, ex-witch turned amateur sleuth, have stumbled upon another murder. But this time it's closer to home, more personal, a victim who'd touched the hearts of so many in Ebenezer Falls, young and old. In fact, there's only thing more surprising than the victim...The good man who's become the number one suspect.Along with my Spy Guy Win, my bat familiar Belfry, our rescue dog Whiskey, and even an unexpected new friend or two, I'm jumping back into my Sherlock shoes to catch the cleverest killer yet!This cozy mystery has a complete cast of oddball characters from witches to ghosts and bats to psychics. Witchless In Seattle Mysteries is a spin-off of Dakota Cassidy's bestselling paranormal romance series, A Paris, Texas Romance.

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