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Model Lily Ashton's picture-perfect life isn't as flawless as it seems. After losing her soldier husband six years ago, Lily's carved a new life for herself by starting a nonprofit for war widows. There's no room in her busy schedule, or her heart, for a new love - which makes her the perfect date at fundraisers and parties for her pal, Congressman Ford Richardson.Ford is focused on winning his bid for re-election, and when his opponent pummels him in the polls because he's not married, Ford's advisors give him a choice: find a fiancée or prepare to lose the election. Lily agrees to play the part, and they both vow to separate the election from their emotions. As they work together to keep their secret safe, their not-quite engagement starts to feel much more real than either is ready to admit.With Lily's help, Ford may win the election, but can he win her heart?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Take the mystery out of Common Core ELA!Designed to be a set of national educational standards, the Common Core has been adopted by 45 states across the nation. But if you're accustomed to traditional English courses, you may be having a hard time understanding what your kids are bringing home from school--and why.With easy-to-understand examples, comprehension tips, and practice exercises, this complete guide help you understand:The reasoning behind the Common Core English Language Arts standardsWhat your child will be learning at each grade levelThe types of books and passages your child will be readingThe new requirements on nonfiction texts and the rationale behind themThe focus on finding evidence and formulating argumentsThe Everything Parent's Guide to Common Core ELA: Grades K-5 will give you the confidence you need to help your children meet the new ELA expectations for their grade level and excel at school.
An enchanting treasury of unicorn lore!For thousands of years, unicorns have captured hearts, minds, and imaginations with their whimsical, mischievous spirit. This enchanting collection invites you to leap into their magical world and surround yourself in the tales that capture their power and beauty. Filled with dozens of magnificent illustrations, each page brings your favorite mythical creature to life right before your eyes--shimmering mane and all.So get ready for a magic-filled adventure--Unicorns takes you on a journey you won't soon forget.
A revolutionary approach to enhancing your happiness level!Get ready to boost your happiness in just 45 days! Habits of a Happy Brain shows you how to retrain your brain to turn on the chemicals that make you happy. Each page offers simple activities that help you understand the roles of your "happy chemicals"--serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphin. You'll also learn how to build new habits by rerouting the electricity in your brain to flow down a new pathway, making it even easier to trigger these happy chemicals and increase feelings of satisfaction when you need them most. Filled with dozens of exercises that will help your reprogram your brain, Habits of a Happy Brain shows you how to live a happier, healthier life!
Bashful town librarian Bree Adams has put her friends' and family's needs before her own for as long as she can remember, in part to hide a hurtful secret. But on New Year's Eve, she resolves to stop punishing herself for old mistakes. Everyone deserves a happy ending, and she's going to get hers. But then she comes face to face with her painful past. Ryan Pettridge left Scallop Shores a hometown hero with a full scholarship to UCLA and an NFL destiny. Then a freak accident stole his hopes and dreams and turned the all-star athlete into a desk jockey accountant. Now his father's stroke brings him home to take over the family hardware store.Fate conspired once to keep Bree and Ryan apart. Despite the years that have passed, they still can't resist each other and sparks rekindle between them. But will their difficult past be too much to overcome or can Bree prove to Ryan once and for all that he has always been a hero in her eyes?Sensuality Level: Sensual
To boost ratings and save her radio show, agony aunt CJ Stratt has no choice but to agree to a publicity proposition from London's renowned playboy Jack Harper. They'll go on eight dates, which she'll tweet about to prove he's not the unreliable wastrel he's been painted as in the press.Jack's desperate to squelch his irresponsible image to insure that the business deal that could make or break his career goes smoothly. He's willing to do anything, including dating this quirky DJ with pastel-colored hair and a sassy mouth.Jack knows seduction, but he has no idea how to love. Love is CJ's business, yet she has never been seduced. Somehow, this business just got personal . . .Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Imaginative 3D origami projects that anyone can make!Do you love the art of paper folding? Well, your favorite pastime goes 3D in this origami guide! Inspired by the kawaii style everyone loves, 3D Origami Fun! shows you how to up your paper-folding game with twenty-five spectacular projects. From cupcakes to butterflies to sea turtles, each page features detailed explanations and step-by-step photos for constructing eye-catching sculptures using basic folds and origami pieces. Whether you're new to paper crafts or a seasoned pro, this book will teach you how to build a variety of impressive 3D origami projects.So take out your paper, flex your fingers, and get ready to create dozens of fun origami projects you won't find anywhere else!
The best of both worlds!You might think that paleo and vegan diets are complete opposites. But that's not true! There are plenty of foods besides meat in the paleo diet. After all, our ancestors were hunters and gatherers, and they likely ate plant-based diets for much of the time. Both paleo and vegan diets focus on clean eating, and The Everything Vegan Paleo Cookbook provides readers with 300 deliciously clean recipes that focus on fresh vegetables and fruits, nuts, sprouts, and healthy fats, including:Two-Tomato SalsaAvocado-Watermelon SaladAlmond Joy SmoothieAcorn Squash Autumn BisqueVeggie Kebabs with Chimichurri SauceTropical Cashew Nut ButterPistachio-Pumpkin Trail MixPlum Blueberry Coconut CrumbleWith these full-flavored, whole-food recipes, you'll have hundreds of options for following both the paleo and vegan lifestyles.
There is nothing like the bond between you and your dog, and that bond can be strengthened through training together. Let Certified Pet Dog Trainer Gerilyn J. Bielakiewicz show you how to introduce new skills the right way and teach your dog simple commands, crowd-pleasing tricks, and everything in between!You'll learn how to: Control excessive barking Housebreak a puppy or adult dog Stop jumping and other problem behaviors Teach tricks based on your dog's temperament Walk your dog on-leash safely Use treats, clickers, and toys for training Featuring fun photos that showcase easy tricks, this all-in-one resource is your ultimate guide for a well-behaved and happy pet!
Forget takeout--you can make healthy Asian meals at home!Whether you're craving a Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, or Thai favorite--or in the mood to try something new--The Everything Easy Asian Cookbook teaches you all you need to make the most popular Asian cuisine meals right at home! Featuring classic, flavorful dishes like:Wonton SoupHot Hunan BeefPad See Ew with ChickenPrawn and Scallion Egg RollsTofu Salad with Ginger Miso DressingSweet Sticky Rice with MangoYou'll learn how to make your favorite dishes in the comfort of your own kitchen, without overly complicated instructions or hard-to-find ingredients. And best of all--no more waiting for the delivery person or shelling out cash for an easy weeknight meal!
Who does she think she is? Annalise's audacious freshman-year hookup with Cooper Franklin has a trio of friends thirsting for revenge. So they catfish Annalise by creating the perfect virtual guy, with Noelle playing along reluctantly only because her lifelong crush, Cooper, is in love with Annalise. As Annalise falls for it, even buying tickets for the concert of the year for her and her mythical new guy, Noelle feels more and more guilty. Then, the whole thing blows up and Annalise faces her betrayers. But when Annalise forgives, the reunited friends learn that adults--even famous adults--can be even more bogus than teenagers.
Going all the way to England for college--to Oxford, no less--for college would be exciting enough. But no sooner does Evie set foot on English soil than she falls for a boy who turns out to be a real prince--in fact, second in line to the throne of England. Edmund is wonderful, even though loving him can be a royal pain, from the demands of his family to the stuck-up aristocrat who thinks she should be the one to win Edmund's heart. All that is swept aside, however, when the riddle of Evie's past surfaces, and the new couple becomes obsessed with figuring out who the real Evie is, with the growing suspicion that the truth will be a shocker.
A crash course in designing and constructing buildingsToo often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of architecture into tedious discourse that would put even Frank Gehry to sleep. Architecture 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you explore the world's greatest structures.Featuring only the most important facts, building styles, and architects, you'll enjoy uncovering the remarkable world of architecture with this book. Inside, you'll also find fascinating elements like:Illustrations of popular building styles, such as Georgian and Greek RevivalDrawings of the essential parts of different buildingsUnique profiles of the most inspirational figures in architectureFrom Norman Foster and Frank Lloyd Wright to the Beauvais Cathedral and the Empire State Building, Architecture 101 is packed with hundreds of entertaining architecture tidbits that you can't get anywhere else!
Hacks every college student needs to know!Want to ace your next exam? Claim victory as a beer pong champ? Remove that gross stain from your shirt before your interview? College Hacks gives you the tricks and tips you need to get ahead in life without breaking a sweat. Filled with hundreds of ways to simplify nearly every college situation, this guide tells you just what to do when your professor assigns you a twenty-page paper or you run out of clean dishes in your dorm room (chip bag bowl, anyone?).So stop making college harder than it should be! With these everyday hacks, you'll breeze through each semester as you finish assignments and tasks quicker than ever before!
Chef Mya Jensen's plate is already full. She has her job, her motorbike, her kickboxing - and she's the guardian of her disabled mother. She doesn't need a man in her life, and she definitely doesn't need her cocky new neighbour, Detective Luca Patterson, linking her to his latest investigation.Luca has never crossed a professional line - until he meets Mya. She is sexy, feisty, and so many kinds of wrong, but he can't stop thinking about her. Maybe because every time he's onto a lead in his latest jewelry counterfeit case, her name pops up. But is she a victim or a suspect?When Mya gets targeted by an old foe hellbent on revenge, her secrets coincide with Luca's case - and lead to an unexpectedly sizzling interlude in his bed. Will this independent woman try to fight her way out of this one, or finally open up her heart?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Your concise guide to Buddhism, mindfulness, and meditation! The Everything Essential Buddhism Book is your beginner's guide to the Buddhist principles of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness. Learn about the deceptively simple truths of this enigmatic religion, including: The life of Buddha and his continuing influence throughout the world Buddha's teachings and the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism The Noble Eightfold Path and how it should guide you What the Sutras say about education, marriage, sex, and death The proven physiological effects of meditation The growing impact of Buddhism on modern American culture Also included is instruction for the many forms of Buddhist meditation, including Zen and Tibetan practices. Most important, you will learn how you can apply the tenets of Buddhism to your daily life--and achieve clarity and inner peace in the process.
Projects and experiments to inspire and challenge your kids!The STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) are top education priorities in the United States--and they are growing fields with a high demand for jobs. If you want to make sure your children are prepared for the future in these fields, here's how you can help: Make it fun! Expose them to hands-on, real-world, and fun activities so they'll become engaged, motivated, and successful students later on.Look inside for ideas and activities to stimulate your child's interest in these fascinating subjects, including:Racing juice cansSetting up a circuitObserving potato osmosisBuilding a mousetrap race carCreating a Cartesian treasure mapGoing on a geometry scavenger huntBuilding a bridgeExploring food chemistryWith easy-to-understand examples, problem-solving tips, and hands-on projects your family can create together, this guide gives you the tools you need to help your kids excel and foster a lifetime love of learning.
A modern twist on classic cast-iron recipes!Forget grandma's cast-iron recipes--with The New Cast-Iron Cookbook, you'll whip up hundreds of modern, mouthwatering plates that will leave your dinner guests in awe. Featuring more than 200 recipes for the world's most indestructible skillet, you'll learn how easy it is to create delicious dishes from scratch and finally ditch that nonstick pan. Featuring step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photographs, each page shows you how to craft artisan meals like:Stuffed Vienna Bread French ToastLeek, Mushroom, and Goat Cheese QuesadillaQuinoa and Beef-Stuffed Acorn SquashPan-Seared Scallops and ChorizoUpside-Down Apple PieComplete with advice on caring for your new cast-iron skillet, this cookbook takes what once was old and makes it new again with tasty recipes you won't be able to resist!
Take control of your pain--naturally!Living with pain is a daily struggle. If you are suffering from chronic pain, sometimes even small tasks can be difficult to accomplish. But there is hope. With The Everything Guide to Integrative Pain Management, you'll learn about the different options for managing pain with an integrative plan, incorporating traditional medications with natural pain relief solutions.Including information on:Talking to health care professionals about painHow diet and exercise can impact painUsing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to reduce painUtilizing yoga and meditation for pain management and traumaThe benefits of acupunctureHerbal remedies and supplements for pain reliefWith advice on which treatments are best for specific types of pain, as well as guided breathing and relaxation exercises to ease body stress, this all-in-one guide gives you the tools you need to manage your pain and get back to living.
Transform old T-shirts into trendy accessories--in 60 minutes or fewer!Creating something useful and stylish doesn't have to take ages or require expensive supplies. From an Easy Twisted Headband to Round Lounge Pillows, DIY T-Shirt Crafts teaches you how to repurpose old T-shirts into 50 beautiful projects worthy of showing off. Complete with step-by-step instructions and stunning photographs, each T-shirt craft is simple enough for beginners to recreate and can be finished in 60 minutes or fewer. Guided by Adrianne Surian, the crafter behind the popular blog Happyhourprojects.com, you'll turn this wardrobe staple into trendy, one-of-a-kind accessories, including:Ruffled Rosette Hair BarretteBraided Chain Statement NecklaceFringed Infinity ScarfGalaxy Bleached No-Sew Tote BagAromatherapy Neck Pillow Whether you're cleaning out your closet, want to personalize your look, or just found a hole in your favorite top, it's time to take your tees to the next level with these fashion-forward projects!
Bite-sized goodies your kids will love!Nutter Butter Teddy Bears. Creamsicle Cupcakes with Umbrellas and Flip Flops. Cat in the Hat Cookies. This imaginative cookbook encourages you and your kids to head into the kitchen to make deliciously creative bites you'll all enjoy. Featuring step-by-step instructions for 50 tasty treats, each page will guide you as you whip up everything from wildly cute animal cupcakes to savory snacks inspired by your children's favorite toys. Perfect for playdates, birthday parties, school events, or just a fun afternoon at home, your little ones will feel extra loved when making and devouring yummy, homemade treats like:Oreo FrogsRainbow-Coated PretzelsGraham Cracker AirplanesWatermelon CupcakesSnowman Marshmallows Complete with colorful photographs of every bite-sized snack, Kids' Treats offers dozens of scrumptious recipes that are not only fun to make but also fun to eat!
Reeling from the recent Project Powering battle with the evil Nexus Group, were-lynx and veterinarian Lara Monroe struggles with thwarting the group's plans to eliminate her colony while dealing with her own traumatic past. Still, when her fellow colony cat - and secret crush - Booker Chase needs help, she's willing to use her special healing touch to help him survive his emotional hell.A formidable were-lynx and a physician, Booker has his hands full helping patients who were seriously injured in the battle. But nothing can repair his soul, broken from the loss of his wife and the PTSD from his service in Afghanistan . . . or can it? Now that his good friend Lara is standing by him in his emotional struggles, he's finding there is more to their connection than he realized. But dare he open his heart?In the epic conclusion of the Fierce Hearts series, the colony takes its biggest risk of all to shut down the Nexus Group forever - will Lara and Booker survive to take their second chance at love?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Bubbly were-lynx Tizzy Sands mapped out her life years ago: she'd teach kindergartners, eventually marry, and start a family. But when cancer stole her dream of having children, her focus changed. As a member of a were-lynx colony that faces constant danger from the nefarious Nexus Group, her goal now is helping the colony defeat them--and steering clear of any romantic involvements.With his genius IQ, Quinn Arons isn't the most socially skilled were-lynx in the colony and can't imagine party girl Tizzy would give him a second look. But although his past mistakes and childhood experiences haunt him, he can't accept Tizzy's fear that cancer will return and claim her life soon. Instead, he decides to show her that life is what you make it.Now they're working as partners to prevent Nexus from launching its Project Powering, but can Quinn convince Tizzy there's more to save here than just their world?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Cleveland Clash center Jade Wren longs for something more than teaching elementary school and marrying a nice Korean guy. Maybe that's why she suddenly kisses a sexy stranger at a bar. Except the guy turns out to be sports radio shock jock Rome Rizzelli, and as far as her team is concerned, he's Public Enemy No. 1.Rome isn't the kind of guy to argue when a beautiful woman kisses him, but now his producer has invited Jade to talk about women's pro football on his show. It's a battle of the sexes - a battle he needs to win to save his job and continue to support his disabled mother and younger sister. But the sexy center is no pushover, and Rome can't decide whether that's a turn-on or a reason to fight even harder.When the gloves - among other things - come off, can two strong personalities who have found security in keeping up appearances let down their guards long enough to fall in love?Sensuality Level: Sensual
When Civil War nurse Ruth Blackstone sacrificed her soul to save her husband's life, he utterly betrayed her trust. Now, 150 years later, she's still stuck killing depraved souls to feed her devil of a boss, Jerahmeel. She's never been one for hair-brained schemes or sweet-talking flirts. That is, until she meets Cajun rogue Odie Pierre-Noir.Odie has the research and the war plan to overthrow Jerahmeel and win freedom for all Indebteds. There's just one hitch: he needs Ruth to act as bait. With charm on his side, he shows Ruth an intense passion she's never experienced before.Now Ruth must make the hardest decision of her long, damned life: continue in relative safety as an Indebted with Odie as her lover, or risk their eternal souls for one chance to break the curse. Will she choose the lesser evil?Sensuality Level: Sensual
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