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The Rapids

by Carla Neggers

New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers combines action, intrigue and romance like no one else in this classic tale. Sarah Dunnemore has just returned to her family home in Tennessee when she gets news that her twin brother, Rob, has been seriously wounded in a sniper shooting in Central Park. She rushes to New York to be with him, only to come up against his no-nonsense partner. Deputy U.S. Marshal Nate Winter is the best, and he believes the official investigation is going in the wrong direction--especially when he learns that Sarah is extremely close to her family's famous neighbor: the president of the United States. Nate follows Sarah back to Night's Landing because he's determined to uncover the truth, and he will let nothing--not his and Sarah's growing attraction for each other, not the mounting danger they face--stand in his way. Previously Published in 2004

Rock-A-Bye Baby

by Debbie Macomber

Available for the first time in ebook, enjoy this classic novella by favorite romantic storyteller #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber Originally published in 1995. Against his wishes, John Osborn's mother hires an assistant for his antiques shop. One glance and John knows that Dani is unsuitable--she's too pretty, off-beat and vivacious for the business. John is certain that she won't last past the summer in his sleepy seaside town. But Dani is determined to prove herself so she can rebuild her life and repair her broken heart, and she's going to do it in Ocean Shores. The store sparks her creativity, even if a vintage cradle uncomfortably awakens her buried longing for a family of her own. Her warmth and empathy make her a natural at sales, and despite himself, John starts to like her. But John was deeply wounded by the only woman he ever thought he'd love, so he keeps himself buttoned up and guarded. He may have to admit that Dani is the best thing that's ever happened to the store...but is she also the best thing that's ever happened to him?

Trouble in Paradise

by Robin Lee Hatcher

A classic Robin Lee Hatcher tale of faith and family... Her aunt's bequest was the answer to Shayla Vincent's prayers. The rustic, secluded cabin was the perfect spot to start her long-deferred writing career. Ian O'Connell was her new neighbor--a rugged rancher caring for his two adorable nieces. Yet Shayla had already helped bring up her siblings. Raising another family when her career goal was within her grasp was the last thing she wanted, even as the brown-eyed cowboy had quickly become the first. Originally published in 1999

Another Chance To Love You

by Robin Lee Hatcher

Revisit this Robin Lee Hatcher story of love reunited The time had come to end the lie&#8230 Sustained by her faith, Monica Fletcher finally had the courage to tell the only man she had ever loved the secret that had burned in her heart for eleven years. The time had come to heal old wounds&#8230 When celebrity Daniel Rourke revisited Boise, Idaho, the local beauty who had been his college girlfriend turned his world upside down with the revelation that he was a father! The time was now to start over&#8230if they could. Could his hometown sweetheart and newfound daughter find a place in the fast-paced Chicago milieu that was now Daniel's world? Only time would tell if it was possible for him to reclaim the life they should have had--and the family he had belatedly come to cherish. Originally published in 1999


by D. W. Buffa

"A Dan Brown read-alike tailor-made for an election year." -BooklistA President is murdered.A First Lady demands answers.And a young Senator will uncover a conspiracy that threatens the world as we know it.When Robert Constable, President of the United States, dies in bed with a woman in a New York hotel room, the public is told that he died suddenly and peacefully of natural causes--and alone. The truth, however, is anything but that. The President's wife, Hillary Constable asks young senator Bobby Hart, who serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee, to find out who had her husband murdered and why.As Hart begins to learn more about the President's shady dealings, he uncovers a massive global criminal and financial conspiracy, headed by a secret underground organization nicknamed The Four Sisters. Yet the closer Hart gets to the truth, the more shocking secrets are revealed that could threaten his life, American Democracy, and the future of the nation.A riveting a timely political thriller from acclaimed, bestselling Edgar nominee D.W. Buffa, HILLARY is a novel that will appeal to fans of David Baldacci, Brad Meltzer, Brad Thor, and Vince Flynn.

Primitive: The Art and Life of Horace H. Pippin

by Janice N. Harrington

A biographical reflection on the art and life of Horace H. Pippin-the best-known African-American artist of his time-Primitive is a critique on current perceptions surrounding African-American folk art, as well as the absence of key African-American history in present-day curricula. Award-winning poet Janice Harrington connects readers with a fascinating, odds-defying artist, all while underscoring the human need for artistic expression.

Starved: A Nutrition Doctor's Journey from Empty to Full

by Anne Mctiernan

"Failure to thrive" is not a phrase in this doctor's vocabulary.At the age of four, Anne McTiernan is left by her mother at a boarding school. Overcome by sadness from the neglect she experiences there, Anne emotionally and physically starves. A doctor, appalled by her excessive weight loss, forces Anne's mother to bring her home, but she is still not safe.Set in working-class, Irish-American Boston of the 1950s-1960s, Anne transitions from a malnourished state to obesity to obsessive dieting. Without love and support from her family, Anne decides she must take full responsibility for her own life during her last eighteen months as a minor.Today as a doctor and researcher, Anne has helped thousands of women improve their relationship with food-but this is not their story. Starved is the gripping tale of how Anne used hard work, undaunted intelligence, and persistence to turn the adversity she encountered as a child into a strength and set of skills that would later help her meet the demands of her career.ANNE McTIERNAN, MD, PhD, conducts research on the effects of diet, exercise, and weight loss on cancer and health. Currently, she is a professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington Schools of Public Health and Medicine in Seattle, Washington.

This Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse

by Brian W. Aldiss Ursula K. Le Guin Megan Arkenberg Robert Silverberg Connie Willis

THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse, gathers 21 compelling, gripping stories of the not-too-distant demise of the earth as we know it. And what a collection. From little-known, brilliant tales by sci-fi legends Jules Vernes and Olaf Stapledon, to intense short works by sci-fi masters Ursula K. Le Guin, Connie Willis, Jack Vance, and Brian W. Aldiss, to haunting works by contemporary authors Dale Bailey, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Karen Haber and Megan Arkenberg, THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES paves the road to the fantastical future, alternating humor with grit, and hope with ghastly post apocalyptic visions. Guest editor Robert Silverberg-beloved sci-fi master-hand-picked each story, and offers an introduction to each, as well as an introduction to the anthology as a whole. A unique collection for longtime and new fans of speculative fiction, THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES roars into the future wide-eyed and full speed ahead.Complete list of authors:Jules Verne, James Elroy Flecker, Frank Lillie Pollock, G. Peyton Wertenbaker, Philip Latham, Jack Vance, Fritz Leiber, Brian W. Aldiss, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert Silverberg, James Tiptree, Jr., Malcolm Edwards, Connie Willis, Karen Haber, by Dale Bailey, Megan Artenberg, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Olaf Stapledon

Heart Attack and Vine

by Phoef Sutton

"As slick as a switchblade with a pearl handle."-Lee Child, New York Times best-selling authorLos Angeles bodyguard/bouncer Caleb Rush (Crush) is back in this second Crush novel. When Rachel Fury, a con-artist friend who'd vanished for a couple of years after a big scam, reappears in Hollywood under a new name as a glitzy movie star, she hires Crush as a bodyguard, and he quickly gets drawn into a criminal mess that requires all his brawn, skill, and savvy to negotiate. It's rich with Hollywood lore, New Orleans charm, snappy dialogue, fast-paced action, and noir atmosphere.Phoef Sutton is a New York Times-bestselling novelist, television writer, and playwright whose work has won two Emmys, a Peabody, a Writers Guild Award, a GLAAD Award, and a Television Academy Honors Award. The first novel in the Crush series, titled Crush, was a Kirkus Best Mystery of 2015 and a Los Angeles Times "Summer Reading Page-Turner."Sutton has been an executive producer of Cheers, a writer/producer for such shows as Boston Legal and NewsRadio, a writer for Terriers, and the creator of several TV shows, including the cult hit Thanks. He is also the co-author, with Janet Evanovich, of two New York Times. bestsellers. Curious Minds. and Wicked Charms. His other novels include the romantic thriller 15 Minutes to Live.. Sutton lives with his family in South Pasadena, California.

House of Water

by Matthew Nienow

This debut highlights fatherhood at its peak as it juggles the uncertainty and deeper meaning of everyday life. The hesitant, yet curious voice of the poems are deeply entrenched in the familial, yet also refreshingly open about the crush one feels when their ideals crash down. How does one build a life, only to be redirected and start anew?

A Life Rebuilt

by Jean Brashear

The MacAllisters series comes to a close in this moving fan-favorite about second chances and hope from New York Times bestselling author Jean Brashear. Special Forces veteran Roman Gallardo is a ghost. With the nightmares of his past weighing him down, the best thing he can do is keep to himself. So when a heroic act forces him out of solitude, he's not expecting a connection to a woman as vibrant and alive as Jenna MacAllister. Or as determined to help other people, no matter how hopeless, no matter the cost to herself. He can't explain it, but he's drawn to Jenna and the rebuilding project she's started. And the more he works with her, the more he wants to leave his past behind and act on the intense attraction between them. The temptation is so strong, this could be his second chance at life--at love. Originally published in 2012

On His Honor

by Jean Brashear

From New York Times bestselling author Jean Brashear comes this reader-favorite story about a cop who has to decide how far he'll go and what he'll risk to bring a criminal to justice. Book 2 in The MacAllisters! Detective JD Cameron is on to something big. He's got evidence of a human-trafficking ring operating in Austin, Texas. And he's targeted one guy as his way into the ring. But how can JD get close enough without alerting the suspect? The solution comes with actress Violet James. In town for personal reasons, she needs a bodyguard, and JD is perfect for the job. But this simple assignment quickly changes. An unexpected and powerful connection develops between Violet and JD--one that can't be ignored. Not only is it jeopardizing his objectivity, he's also aware he's not telling her the truth. Confessing all risks his career, but not confessing risks so much more.... Originally published in 2012

Sweet Mercy

by Jean Brashear

Don't miss this reader-favorite story about healing and letting go by New York Times bestselling author Jean Brashear. Honey Creek Cottage is the house of Jezebel Hart's dreams--and the place of Gamble Smith's nightmares. The place he built with his own hands, every stick and brick a testament to his love for the family he lost. The place now in disrepair, its gardens tangled with loss and neglect, much like Gamble's heart. He can't bear to live in it. Yet he isn't ready to let go. Not even to the vivacious Jezebel, who has put her volatile past behind her and wants to plant roots. A woman whose looks, Gamble discovers, can't match her strength and compassion. They come together out of mutual need, but find mutual healing. Except...she's hiding something that could shatter their fragile bond. Originally published in 2011

Night Moves

by Heather Graham

Photographer Bryn Keller is struggling to raise three boys while getting her career on track, so working with superstar Lee Condor is an opportunity she can't pass up...even if he is the most infuriating-and desirable-man she has ever met.But then Bryn finds herself in unexpected danger. Someone wants something from her-badly enough to hurt her family. The only person Bryn can turn to is the one man she can't trust: Lee. But under his protection, Bryn knows she's in more danger than ever....

Woman Without a Name

by Emilie Richards

Woman Without a Name by Emilie Richards MIRA Books New to e-book, a classic romance from USA Today bestselling author Emilie Richards... Originally published in 1996 For three years, Celestine St. Gervais has been running for her life. She's assumed different identities, lived in different countries, all to avoid the killers intent on taking from her what's rightfully hers. On a business trip, Noah Colter meets the most intriguing and beautiful woman. Twice. And each time she claims she's someone different. As Noah tries to find out the truth, he learns the mystery woman is in danger and makes it his mission to help. He wants her safe. He wants her in his life. And he wants her to have a name--his own.

Dream a Little Dream

by Debra Clopton

Head back to Mule Hollow, Texas, in bestselling author Debra Clopton's fan-favorite tale When reporter Molly Popp publicized the marriage-worthiness of local rancher Bob Jacobs, all of a sudden would be wives descended on his Mule Hollow ranch by the busload. Moly felt guilty for all the ruckus she'd caused--especially when Bob was injured rescuing an overzealous admirer from a bull. What else could city girl Molly do but pitch in and help Bob out on his ranch? But when word of her column brings the job offer she'd been praying for, suddenly Molly must make a choice: a Manhattan byline or Mule Hollow's most eligible bachelor. Originally published in 2007

No Place Like Home

by Debra Clopton

Head back to Mule Hollow, Texas, in bestselling author Debra Clopton's fan-favorite tale After surviving a hurricane, Dottie Hart set out on a cross country journey to start a women's shelter in California. Her future was all mapped out--until her ancient Winnebago burst into flames stranding her in Mule Hollow, Texas. When she's rescued by Sheriff Brady Cannon, she feels sparks fly that have no relationship to the blazing RV. Brady's equally smitten but knows Dottie's only passing through. For the sheriff, home is where the heart is. But he can't ask Dottie to abandon her dreams. Cue the local matchmakers. Can they convince Dottie there's no place like home in Mule Hollow--when you're with the one you love? Originally published in 2006

And Baby Makes Five

by Debra Clopton

Re-read a fan-favorite Mule Hollow story by bestselling author Debra Clopton Take two stubborn humans. Add his dog, her donkey--and a brand new baby. A donkey with a penchant for breaking and entering? Cort Wells had never heard of such a thing, until he and his dog moved to Mule Hollow, Texas. Soon he found out the donkey's owner was Lilly Tipps, eight months pregnant and raised by her man-hating grandmas. So when one day Lilly wound up in his barn--and his arms--Cort began to think the donkey was going to be the least of his worries&#8230. Originally published in 2006

The Trouble with Lacy Brown

by Debra Clopton

Find out how the popular Mule Hollow series started! A fan favorite from author Debra Clopton. Love is in the air--or so hairstylist Lacy Brown believes when she swoops into Mule Hollow, Texas. Seeking matches for their bachelors, the town placed an ad for wives, and Lacy's salon is going to guarantee pretty ones! But the moment cattleman Clint Matlock meets the spitfire stylist, he can tell she won't last. Attractive women just don't stick around dusty cow towns like Mule Hollow; his mom certainly didn't. But Clint never expects Lacy to set his emotions spinning. Perhaps the trouble with Lacy Brown is that her last name should be Matlock! Originally published in 2005

One Special Christmas

by Irene Hannon

One Special Christmas by Irene Hannon Enjoy this holiday classic from bestselling author Irene Hannon! Dr. Eric Carlson learned the hard way that marriage and medicine just didn't mix. But from the moment he met Kate Nolan and her little girl, Sarah, the dedicated doctor forgot all about his rules about romance. Strugling to raise Sarah alone, the lovely widow never thought she'd find love again. But Eric hopes a steady dose of kindness and caring will melt Kate's frozen heart. As Christmas draws near, Eric realizes he wants to give Kate and Sarah the most precious holiday gift--a lifetime of love. Originally published in 1999.

Leading with Character and Competence: Moving Beyond Title, Position, and Authority

by Timothy R. Clark

Leading with Character and CompetenceMoving beyond Title, Position, and Authority "Leadership is an applied discipline, not a foamy concept to muse about," says three-time CEO, Oxford-trained scholar, and consultant Timothy R. Clark. "In fact, it's the most important applied discipline in the world." The success of any organization can be traced directly to leadership. And leadership can be learned. But too many books and development programs focus exclusively on skills. In reality, performance and ultimate credibility are based on a combination of character and competence. As Clark puts it, character is the core and competence the crust. He shows how greatness emerges from a powerful combination of the two, although in the end character is more important. A leader with character but no competence will be ineffective, while a leader with competence but no character is dangerous.Clark spotlights the four most important components of character and competence and offers a series of eloquent, inspiring, and actionable reflections on what's needed to build each one. Fundamentally, he sees leadership as influence--leaders influence people "to climb, stretch, and become." You need character to influence positively and competence to influence effectively. This is a book for anyone, no matter where he or she is on the organization chart. Because today employees at all levels are being asked to step up, not only can everyone be a leader, everyone has to be. Clark's insights are profound, and his passion is infectious. "Leadership" he writes, "is the most engaging, inspiring, and deeply satisfying activity known to humankind. Through leadership we have the opportunity to progress, overcome adversity, change lives, and bless the race."

The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar: Modern Lessons from the Man Who Built an Empire

by Phillip Barlag

The Leadership Genius of Julius CaesarModern Lessons from the Man Who Built an Empire"Brilliantly crafted to draw leadership lessons from history, this is one of the finest leadership books I have read."--Doris Kearns Goodwin, bestselling author of Team of Rivals and The Bully PulpitLeaders are always trying to get better, which is why there is an enormous and growing collection of literature offering the latest leadership paradigm or process. But sometimes the best way to move forward is to look back. Philip Barlag shows us that Julius Caesar is one of the most compelling leaders of the past to study--a man whose approach was surprisingly modern and extraordinarily effective. History is littered with leaders hopelessly out of touch with their people and ruthlessly pursuing their own ambitions or hedonistic whims. But Caesar, who rose from impoverished beginnings, proved by his words and deeds that he never saw himself as being above the average Roman citizen. And he had an amazing ability to generate loyalty, to turn enemies into allies and allies into devoted followers. Barlag uses dramatic and colorful incidents from Caesar's career--being held hostage by pirates, charging headlong alone into enemy lines, pardoning people he knew wanted him dead--to illustrate what Caesar can teach leaders today. Central to Barlag's argument is the distinction between force and power. Caesar avoided using brute force on his followers, understanding that fear never generates genuine loyalty. He exercised a power deeply rooted in his demonstrated personal integrity and his intuitive understanding of people's deepest needs and motivations. His supporters followed him because they wanted to, not because they were compelled to. Over 2,000 years after Caesar's death, this is still the kind of loyalty every leader wants to inspire. Barlag shows how anyone can learn to lead like Caesar.

Inside Out: Behind Closed Doors

by Lisa Renee Jones

From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones comes a brand new gripping and provocative novel that ties into her bestselling Careless Whispers and Inside Out series. You can enjoy this as a standalone, but fans of Careless Whispers and Inside Out will get an exciting glimpse of who Ella really is and some of the secrets she's been hiding from everyone she knows.Desperate to pay for law school, Skye tries her hand at auction hunting with her friend Ella, only to find a poker chip and a note leading to an offsite locker. The next thing she knows, Jason "Red Bull" Wise--a famous, millionaire poker player--is at her door, accusing her of blackmail. Innocent, she swears he's wrong. He rolls the dice and believes her, impulsively inviting her along to Las Vegas. And remarkably, cautious Skye takes a risk, finding herself seduced by this dangerously alluring man, on his private jet, and finally living life to the fullest. But there is more than passion waiting for Skye and Jason in Vegas when blackmail takes a deadly turn.

Fall Into Love

by Sara Rider Samantha Joyce Melody Anne Rachel Goodman L. E. Bross

Cuddle up and fall in love with this collection of five wonderful romances. Whether you're in the mood for saucy or sweet, small town or big fame, sports or cooking, this anthology has it all, featuring a novella from New York Times bestselling author Melody Anne and your new favorite debut authors: Sara Rider, Samantha Joyce, L. E. Bross, and Rachel Goodman.Once Taken by Melody Anne: A new lodge has opened in the hills of Montana and its owner, Jenna Pine, just wants to make it through another lonely Christmas. One night she says a prayer out loud on her balcony, never imagining that anyone would be listening, or that she's about to get more than she could ever hope for. For the Win by Sara Rider: What happens when you fall for your biggest competition? Sara Rider scores with this charming romance about soccer stars battling their tough opponents and playing the field of love. Flirting with Fame by Samantha Joyce: Elise Jameson is the secret author behind the bestselling Viking Moon series. But when a stranger poses as Elise, the painfully shy, deaf nineteen-year-old starts to see how much she's missing. Can she really hide in the shadows forever? This clever, coming-of-age debut is for anyone who has ever felt unsure in her own skin. Right Where You Are by L. E. Bross: In this smart, snappy romance--the first in the Second Chances series--a college senior finds herself sentenced to community service, where she happens to meet a bad boy who might just be exactly what she needs. From Scratch by Rachel Goodman: This critically acclaimed novel, hailed as "smart, sexy, and funny" (Publishers Weekly) is a down-home, feel-good Southern romance that explores one woman's journey back home to Dallas, Texas, where her family is cooking up a plan that doesn't quite suit her tastes...

The First Act

by Vanessa Mulberry

April 1594. William Moodie thinks he's in love with celebrated actor Richard Brasyer. When Brasyer's playing company, Goldfox's Men, comes to town, William is only too willing to leave his country life for the opportunities of the theater and a life in London. Determined to become Richard's apprentice, William seeks to impress his mentor with his acting--and please him in bed. Meanwhile, Richard struggles to escape his past as a spy and disentangle himself from the manipulations of his former master and ex-lover, Bennett Goldfox. Swearing off a relationship with his new apprentice proves difficult for Richard, as William uses all his youthful charms to seduce him. When Bennett's life is threatened, Richard is lured back into the game for one final mission, and he and William travel to Cambridge to hunt down a list of traitors to the Crown. In the midst of danger and deception, Richard and William come to truly see each other, faults and all, and realize their feelings run deeper than either expected.

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