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When a shy widower agrees to help restore a historic statue, he isn't prepared for his intense attraction to the town's new PR guru. She's lovely--and younger--so when his disapproving family decides he's in the midst of a midlife crisis, he finds himself fighting for what he wants. Love is just around the corner in Lyn Rae's new contemporary romance, First Choice, Second Chance.Conscientious Emily Fontaine is on a mission to prove her marketing and public relations skills. When she volunteers to restore a historic statue, she isn't prepared for her attraction to one of her fellow committee members.Paul Ellison has stayed out of circulation since his wife's death, but once he meets Emily, he can't resist her quiet allure, despite the difference in their age.When the statue that brought them together is vandalized, and both Paul's daughter and sister strenuously object to their burgeoning relationship, Paul and Emily realize the sacrifices they'll have to make for each other. Will Paul have a second chance at love?Content Notes: Spicy, Contemporary
When world-famous drummer Ross Daniels agrees to spend the weekend at Darling Roberts' lake house, he becomes a distraction she doesn't need ... her cursed house is distraction enough! A secluded lake house with a dark history ... a rock star and a sheltered young woman ... you'll find all the passion and suspense you could wish for in T. D. Hassett's hot new romance Darling's Desire.Darling Roberts is going back to the lake house her mother disappeared from thirteen years ago. She needs to decide to stay or sell. The locals believe the place cursed, but her best friend thinks it would be a blast to spend the weekend there before heading to Europe. BFF Madison is determined to set Darling up, even if that means dragging a recently widowed rock-and-roll drummer to the scene of a murder.Ross Daniels has a secret. He can't stand the pitying looks well-wishers have given him since his wife's accidental death. The European leg of the Becket tour can't come soon enough. A weekend stay at a mutual friend's lake house seems like a decent way to kill a couple of days before hopping a plane, at least until he spends some time with temptation herself.Passions ignite and Ross feels his heart beginning to beat again. Darling isn't who he thought she was, and he can't get enough of her sweet soul and lush curves. Darling is determined to take charge of her life, and the lake house is just the place to begin. Ross is a scrumptious distraction, but she knows she has to keep things in perspective. Why would a world-famous drummer want to hang out with her in a small town even the locals want her run out of?Content Notes: Hot, Contemporary, Suspense, Music, Musicians
Everyone deals with grief in their own way. For Heath, that meant becoming a gigolo. When he finds the woman that could turn his life around, she doesn't understand his choice, and he's left alone again. With a self-imposed one-year deadline, Heath needs to find a way to convince Kimber that his love is real. Love Me Not by Villette Snowe is a poignant tale of loss, love, and moving on.Heath is an Ivy League graduate, a published writer, and a widower. He's also a gigolo. After his wife's infidelity and suicide, he lost himself in sex with other women.When he meets Kimber, he struggles against his feelings for her, but eventually accepts that he's fallen in love. But Heath's sister tells her how he makes money, and Kimber leaves. Heath turns his back on his sister and his clients and struggles with the urge to follow in his dead wife's footsteps. He settles on a compromise, a one-year deadline. If he doesn't feel he can move on with life after one year, he'll allow himself to end it. Will Kimber realize the honesty of his feelings and forgive him in time?Content Notes: Hot, Short FF Scene, Contemporary, Menage
Rich and powerful Jameson Ward thinks he's finally met a woman he can settle down with. But suspicion, sabotage, and secrets threaten to destroy their relationship before it has a chance to get off the ground. Anson Barber presents her suspenseful new paranormal romance, Into Thin Air.Jameson Ward is tired of women who date him for his money. None of them touch his heart. But when Jameson literally runs into Nika on the street, he thinks he's finally found the end to his wild, jet-setting lifestyle. She is someone he can settle down with and be happy. He can tell she truly cares about him, not material things.Though Nika has won Jamie's heart, not everyone is as convinced of her sincerity. While brushing off suspicions by his staff that she is spying on his aeronautical enterprise, he discovers the many secrets she's really keeping. As his company unravels and his life crumbles around him, only Nika can pick up the pieces and make him whole again.Content Notes: Spicy, Paranormal, Shifters, Contemporary, Suspense
Fairy wishes are hot, but Poppy's aim is not! Watch what happens when a novice fairy accidentally spikes the party punch with a powerful love wish in Daisy Banks' thoroughly entertaining romantic comedy, Valentine Wishes.Full of good intentions, the novice fairy Poppy grants her first big wish at a Valentine's Day Party. The wish to bring her mortals love is powerful, but misses its target and lands in the party punch.All three of her sweet mortal girls take just a sip and each one falls for the wrong man.There hasn't been a fairy disaster this bad in centuries and Poppy has no idea how to put things right. Add to the catastrophe the arrival of Cedar Heartwood, the fairy of her dreams, who drinks the punch too, and Poppy's dilemma grows.Cedar loves her in ways she's only dreamed about. Should she take back the wish from both the mortals and the fairy she adores? She must step with care or lose everything.Content Notes: Spicy, Contemporary, Fantasy, Fairies and Fae
The last person Alaina wants to ask for help is Isaac. The emotions of the past are just too painful. The last person Isaac wants to see again is Alaina. She reminds him of a past he wants only to forget. But when the balance between good and evil is threatened, it's up to Alaina and Isaac to find a way to work together to defeat the threat. Victoria Smith weaves a haunting tale in For the Love of Isaac, her hot new paranormal romance.When Alaina inherits her grandmother's house, she gets far more than just the eccentric woman's massive knickknack collection. Desperate for help with the increased paranormal activity around her, she calls the one person she thinks can help--despite the memory of the night he turned her down.Isaac is hesitant to help Alaina when he realizes what else she's inherited from her grandmother. He doesn't want to be reminded of his past, but if he doesn't work to resolve it, Alaina will be murdered like his wife and child, and Alaina's own grandmother.Together they must find a way to stop the demonic threat and restore the balance of good and evil, while coming to terms with emotions neither of them thinks they want.Content Notes: Spicy, Fantasy, Paranormal, Ghosts, MagicRomance Fiction, Paranormal Romance Fiction, Fantasy Romance Fiction, Romance Fiction with Ghosts and Hauntings, Romance Fiction with Magic, Women's Romance Fiction
He's finally realizing his dream. There's more to her than meets the eye. Together they'll have to survive threats, secrecy, and sabotage! Strap in for high-speed action in Race Against Time, the next exciting chapter of Anson Barber's Racing Hearts paranormal romance series.Chase Hinkley is excited to be starting his semiprofessional racing career. He's eager to move up the ranks with his heart set on NASCAR, but his dream quickly becomes a nightmare. Being a driver for Burke Motorsports isn't all it's cracked up to be. His boss, Kevin Burke, is a devious man who bets against his drivers and manipulates races for his own ends.Worse is the fact Chase is falling for Burke's girl--the beautiful Ryan Westcott. Chase can't compete with the fancy gifts Burke showers her with; all he can offer is a shoulder to cry on and someone to talk to. Trying to keep his feelings within the barriers of friendship, Chase also wrestles with a car that doesn't run right, sabotage, and constant threats if he doesn't fall into line and cooperate with Burke's plans.Despite the damage to his career, he has no choice but to intervene when Ryan is threatened by Burke. Being Ryan's hero is better than winning any race on a track, and his goals quickly shift to include her. With Ryan by his side, he begins to think about a different path, one that doesn't include being on the road--a simpler future where he can settle down in his hometown, surrounded by his friends and family, and live his life with the only girl who has ever touched his heart.But Ryan isn't what she seems, and her secrets might destroy everything.Content Notes: Spicy, Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense
Bound through time to protect the key to magic, Nic and Cass discover that true power lies in the magic of love. Vicky Burkholder weaves an enticing tale of passion and suspense in The Emerald Key, book one of her exciting new series, Crystal Keys.For centuries, four women have held the keys to Lemuria, a land where magic is real. They and their Protectors are all that stand against The Brotherhood, a group of exiles who want to return to and control both Lemuria and the gateway.Cassandra Richards, Keeper of the emerald key, has grown up knowing about her powers but not about the amulet she wears or why it is suddenly so important. Stalked, kidnapped, and threatened with a horrible death, she must turn to the one man who scares her more than the Brotherhood. They'll just take her body. Nicodemus will take her soul.Nic wants nothing more than to protect Cass, but he can't do that if she won't let him. Nor can he deny the pull she has over him, but he's not sure if he's under a witch's spell, or something deeper. Both Nic and Cass struggle to deal with their powers and their attraction while on the run from a cult with murderous intent.Content Notes: Spicy, Fantasy, Contemporary, Paranormal, Magic
The third novel in the Noah Braddock series!Private eye Noah Braddock has finally found peace in his once tumultuous relationship with Detective Liz Santangelo and has called a tentative truce with his alcoholic mother, Carolina. So when lawyer Darcy Gill demands that he look into a hopeless death row case, he's more interested in catching some waves before San Diego's rare winter weather takes hold. Then Darcy plays her trump card: the man scheduled to die-convicted of killing two men in cold blood-is the father Noah never knew.
Mindfulness is just a moment away!You don't need to hide yourself away on a mountaintop for decades to achieve enlightenment. You can do it right in your own home, at work, even in the car on your daily commute. All it takes a 5 minutes-and an open mind. With 5-Minute Mindfulness, readers find quick and easy ways to calm their minds, soothe their psyches, and sustain their spirits. These potent, portable practices, meditations, postures, and exercises can be done anywhere, anytime-mini-enlightenments that can create a lifetime of joy, peace, and serenity.
The Organized Kitchen: Keep Your Kitchen Clean, Organized, and Full of Good Food—and Save Time, Money, (and Your Sanity) Every Day!by Brette Sember
An organized kitchen is the salvation every busy cook needs! You'll save yourself time, money, and stress-all while whipping up delicious, healthy meals your family and friends will love.From aprons to zesters, this book provides an A-Z of simple shortcuts that will make all the difference, including:Shelf and storage strategiesFive-minute kitchen feng shuiWhen to clean what-with whatThe right tools for the right tasksThe truth about freezing foodMeal plans that really workTen foolproof, must-know recipes-with endless variationsThe good-enough stocked pantryLeftovers you'll really want to eatWith tips and tricks from master chefs (think Julia Child's pegboard) and real-life home chefs (think Grandma's ingenious pasta pots), this is the only kitchen/food/life organizer you need to streamline your kitchen-once and for all!The Organized Kitchen: Because you can minimize cooking time and maximize good taste!
A year after ex-NYPD detectives and former enemies Joe Serpe and Bob Healy teamed up to solve the murder of a metnally challenged young man who worked at Joe's company--and prevented the Russian Mafia from infiltrating the home heating oil business on Long Island--they are faced with an even more heinous series of crimes.Five oil truck drivers have been robbed and shot to death, their lifeless bodies left to bleed out on the cold and loveless suburban streets. The killer should have chosen his victims more wisely, because the fourth victim, Rusty Monaco, was another retired NYPD detective, one who had saved Joe Serpe's life while they were both still on the job.
The seventh book in the Claire Watkins mystery series. Deputy Sheriff Claire Watkins is faced with a difficult case when a friend of the family is suspected of killing his wife. Her investigation puts a great stress on her relationship with her husband. Things are further strained when the suspect attempts suicide, solidifying his guilt in Claire’s mind. But what if she’s wrong?
Deputy Sheriff Claire Watkins is back, in this tragic, personal follow up to Poison Heart. Claire’s daughter Meg is struggling with depression - after an all-night high school Halloween party, Meg’s best friend was found dead of an apparent suicide at the foot of Maiden Rock. Krista and Meg had fought at the party, over a boy, and Krista had run off. Meg feels responsible, but what shocks the deputy is that Krista was found with meth in her system. Now Claire is faced with a growing trend in her rural town - meth labs, doped-up teenagers, and young girls just looking for a way to escape their small-town lives.
When former NYPD detective Joe Serpe hit bottom, he just kept on going. Having lost his career to charges of corruption, his family to divorce, his partner to suicide, and his fireman brother to the tragedy of 9/11, Serpe's world is nearly empty but for his cat, Mulligan. Living in a basement apartment in a blue collar town on Long Island, Joe spends his days filling tanks with home heating oil and his nights filling his belly with vodka.But when a young, mentally challenged man who worked for Joe's oil company is cruelly murdered, Joe Serpe rediscovers purpose and grasps for a last chance at redemption.Along with his former Internal Affairs Bureau nemesis, Bob Healy, and Marla Stein, a brave and beautiful, group home psychologist, Joe wades into the world of street gangs, anti-immigration organizations, and the Red Mafia.Hose Monkey is a rough and tumble ride through a violent, often cruel world--a world where it's hard to tell the bad guys from the good guys without a scorecard. It is a world of murder and extortion, but one in which an innocent Down's Syndrome girl may hold the key that unlocks the mystery. At the same time, Hose Monkey is a story of salvation and forgiveness . . . a tale of justice done.
Everywhere Monona Quinn goes, people turn up dead - and Mo ends up confronting their killers! First there was Charlie, owner of the town diner and Mo's first friend after moving to little Mitchell, Wisconsin (Murder over Easy). Then there was the parish priest (Murder at Midnight). And now, even a trip to the family farm yields corpses.Mo's twin sister, Madison, is already under plenty of pressure taking care of her mother and keeping the family farm going, with her husband serving in Iraq. So when her son (also one of twins) is arrested for drug possession, Mo drops everything - including her 80-hour-a-week job as editor of the weekly Mitchell Doings - and drives down to the farm, outside Summersend, Iowa, to help. The simple possession charge turns to suspicion of murder when not one but two locals, who are running a meth lab out of an abandoned barn outside town, are killed.Add to the mix a troubled marriage - when she leaves home, Mo's husband, Doug, tells her he can’t promise he’ll still be there when she returns - and you have tons of trouble for our amateur sleuth.
The going has gotten tough, and Ned ''Dog'' Oglivie has gone fishing. Fly fishing. For trout. All across America. At least until his money runs out . . .Driven by tragedy to turn his back on human society, the Dog is on a quest to fish himself into oblivion. And he's nearly made it. Playing the back highways of America in a wounded old RV . . . provisioned with a supply of peanut butter sandwiches, bad cigars, and vodka-Tang . . . armed with a loaded pistol (for when the money runs out) . . . the Dog is nearly at the end of his tether when he rolls into little Black Earth, Wisconsin, intending to fish the yellow sally stonefly hatch . . . and finds a body instead.Who killed Jake Jacobs, fellow fly fisher and late-coming agitator who was trying to save Black Earth Creek? Why was Jacobs disfigured in such a peculiar way? Why does the Dog give a damn? Can he rekindle his faith and interest in humankind? By caring about the death of a stranger, can the Dog recover his own life? Can he untie The Nail Knot?
The Dog is in Livingston, Montana, daydreaming about fishing the Stone and, as usual, subsisting on Swisher Sweets, vodka-Tang, and the hope that pretending to forget will be enough.He's forged a few tenuous friendships, and now finds himself watching from the bank as troubled local girl Jesse Ringer leads D'Ontario Sneed into the swift current of young love. It's sweet, really . . . but some of the locals object to the relationship on the basis of Sneed's skin color.Then the unthinkable: vibrant, wild Jesse is found shot in the head, and Sneed is passed out in her car, gun beside him, window seams taped, and engine running. Sneed is hospitalized for severe carbon monoxide poisoning and can't string together a sentence to defend himself, so it falls to the Dog.If only the Dog could run from his life without ending up in the tangle and snarl of the lives of others. A man who wants to lose himself in the current must be careful of his backcast; it'll always keep him tethered to a life he's trying to forget.
Be careful what you wish for is an adage Bran Lawson knows all too well. When he finds the one woman he knows he can't live without, he does the unthinkable to keep her ... he makes a wish for her love. But the gods are capricious, and wishing for her love may just lead to their destruction. Druid's Wish is the next chapter of Emma Weylin's magical romance series Love Cursed.Bran Lawson is an ancient druid under a faery curse. When he encounters a half-faery woman, he feels the draw of a mate. Wanting the happiness denied to him for so long, he does the one thing he thought he'd never do. He asks the gods for help.Irresistibly drawn to Bran, Kenna Fitzpatrick discovers he is her mate. When given the chance to free him from his curse, giving one more person the chance to abandon her, she must choose between her heart's desire and giving Bran his freedom.Content Notes: Spicy, Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal
Re-Release, Original Title: The Learning Curve, 08When you go looking for one thing and find another, your life can quickly turn upside down! Chrissy Gissendaner's new romantic comedy, Just Right, will have you laughing out loud and turning the pages to discover if it's only a one night stand...or more?Sadie Kelley only wants a no-strings affair. Just one night to find the release she desperately craves. The last person she ever expected to offer was her longtime friend, Jason Bradshaw. Fearing it'll ruin their friendship, Sadie nonetheless agrees to have sex with him. But what she didn't bargain on was learning that the very last person she'd ever consider may just be the perfect guy for her.Content Notes: Spicy, Spanking
Re-ReleaseWhen Roux wished for some excitement in her life, she never thought she'd get it in the form of a hunky shape-shifter named Aldrich. With bullets flying and a murder to be solved, Roux discovers all is not as it appears in the sleepy town of Harmony. Nina S. Gooden brings you a sexy retelling of a favorite fairy tale in The Big, Bad..., Book 1 of her new series Riding Hood Tales.All Roux wanted was to bring Grandma her goodies and get out of there before the old lady planted a slug in her back. Unfortunately, her simple routine gets blown sky high when she stumbles onto a crime scene. To make matters worse, the only suspect is a very hunky and very naked Wolf who has decided to claim her as his mate.Aldrich may be the most overbearing man Roux has ever met, but something about him warms her heart. No one who touches her as gently as he does could be a cold-blooded killer. Roux is determined to prove that, but the closer she gets to the truth, the more she'll wish she hadn't.There are secrets in the town of Harmony, secrets that could tear her world apart.Content Notes: Spicy
Love, betrayal, and hope for happiness may turn this marriage of convenience into something more. Daisy Banks weaves a wonderful tale of bargains made and promises broken in A Gentleman's Folly.Katherine Bescell, courtesan and member of a secret order, thinks the offer of a marriage in name only to Charles Leverret, heir to a large fortune, will solve all her woes.Charles Leverret believes his hired wife will ensure his inheritance. He might even enjoy her company if she'll let him anywhere near her. Charmed by his bride, Charles breaks their original bargain and falls in love. Betrayed by a trusted lawyer who withholds Katherine's promised fee, Charles struggles against evil chance to persuade Katherine his love is real.Lust and love, truth and trust, each makes demands on them both, but though Charles has captured her heart, Katherine can't bring herself to admit they belong together.Masked and robed in the rites in the West Wycombe Caves where only truth is told, Charles makes his stand to claim the woman he adores.Content Notes: Spicy, Historical, Pre-1800
When Roman devises a plan to get Amelie to himself, he sets in motion the final chapter of a love story that began 200 years before. Falling in love again, they find themselves caught in a web of murder and intrigue that spans the ages. From the modern-day corporate world to pre-Revolutionary France and the secrets of St. Clair Manor, one history is laid to rest, another is just beginning in Love Entwined, the sexy, new romance from author Danita Minnis.Amelie Laurent is on her way to the top of the jewelry-designing world with no time for men. Her orderly life is about to come undone when playboy and jewelry tycoon Roman Cardiff steals her away on assignment to a remote English estate. Roman wants Amelie all to himself but St. Clair Manor's resident ghost has been waiting for her much longer than he has.An unseen gunman takes a shot at Roman and he blames a business rival. But Amelie and Roman are to blame, for falling in love 200 years before in a time neither of them remembers.From the heartbreak of pre-Revolutionary France to modern-day corporate wars, Amelie and Roman uncover a history of blood jewels, lust, and demons.When Amelie discovers her inner witch, she learns the real reason she was summoned to St. Clair Manor. Il Dragone will kill to get her back. Amelie will kill if they do.Content Notes: Sweet
"THE GAMBLER captures your attention from page one with its snappy dialogue, intriguing characters and clever plot. Here is one western with a twist you won't want to miss. SWEET." -Romantic Times"Lois Greiman delivers!" -Christina Dodd, New York Times bestselling authorLegendary bounty hunter and gambler, Raven Scott, is steeped in darkness - from his jet-black hair, his dark, brooding eyes, his lethally toned body, to the depths of his cynical soul. He keeps emotions under his hat, and people at arm's length - that's how he plays them so well...As for women? You take your best chance, then move on to the next game. Now he's chasing down a missing heiress and an easy payday - but he's met his match in gambler's daughter Charm Fergusson! Charm can't believe she's really the long-lost Chantilly Grady; and she trusts Raven about as much as she'd trust a player who holds five aces! But resisting Raven is a losing gamble; and in a game of hearts, the only winning hand is true love!
Scotch-Irish Influence on Country Music in the Carolinas, The: Border Ballads, Fiddle Tunes and Sacred Songsby Michael C. Scoggins
Country music in the Carolinas and the southern Appalachian Mountains owes a tremendous debt to freedom-loving Scotch-Irish pioneers who settled the southern backcountry during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. These hardy Protestant settlers brought with them from Lowland Scotland, Northern England and the Ulster Province of Ireland music that created the essential framework for "old-time string band music." From the cabins of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains to the textile mills and urban centers of the Carolina foothills, this colorful, passionate, heartfelt music transformed the culture of America and the world and laid the foundation for western swing, bluegrass, rockabilly and modern country music. Author Michael Scoggins takes a trip to the roots of country music in the Carolinas.
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