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Foolish Me (Spy vs. Spook)

by Tinnean

The Light in your Eyes: Book TwoA Spy vs Spook Novel Giving up a life as rent boy Sweetcheeks for his lover, William Matheson, was an easy decision for Theo Bascopolis. But years of selling his body and the lingering pain from being thrown out by his father leave Theo worried that Wills, who's always had his family's acceptance, can't truly love him. Life has taught him love isn't for rent boys, and he's having a hard time tearing down the walls he built around his emotions and trusting that Wills sees beyond his past. Despite Will's reassurances, he leaves for an extended assignment with no contact, giving Theo too much time to think about the future. A message arrives, and as far as Theo is concerned, it proves him right. Maybe it's too late to protect his heart, but he's not going to hang around waiting for Matheson to stomp all over it. Theo runs, breaking all ties to his former lover. When Wills returns to an empty apartment and no sign of his lover, he wonders whether Theo really wants to be found and if they are meant to be together after all. But they've been through too much, and Wills always gets his man.

Soul of a Merman

by Alana Ankh

Centuries ago, the sorrow of a spurned mermaid cursed the ocean. Now the fate of the sea rests on the shoulders of her great-nephew, Prince Caspian of Atlantis. Upon inheriting his ancestor's magical voice, he is also entrusted with breaking her curse by finding true love with a human. But Caspian doesn't believe love comes at the swish of the tail, at least, not until he meets oceanographer Stefan Firth. In spite of the bond that forms between them from the beginning, Stefan's skepticism and his heartbreak over a lost love keep him from even considering a relationship with Caspian. Caspian has no choice but to follow the path his great aunt once did and resort to the Sea Witch's assistance. He must help Stefan love again if he is to break the curse and bring them their fairytale ending.

Love has no Boundaries: A True Love Story Of Ww2

by Karen Lamb

Love has no Boundaries tells the beautiful true story of Lucy and George, and how the sudden outbreak of WWII and conscription interrupted and tested their love beyond measure. Almost fifty years after the war ended, Karen Lamb, the granddaughter of Lucy and George discovered twenty-four letters shared between her grandparents. In honour of them, and in honour of the forgotten art form of letter writing, Karen compiled Love Has No Boundaries to share their love, fear and uncertainties at that time with the rest of the world. Each letter tells of the couple’s desperation, uncertainty and pain, but also reveals their love and strength in themselves and most of all their love and strength in each other and their family. Along with the letters, a detailed history and timeline of WWII is shared, as well as Karen’s personal reflections. These timeless letters tell the story of one family, but represent thousands of Australians who shared the same hope and support during the war.

The Meat Free Monday Cookbook

by Paul McCartney Stella McCartney

In 2009, Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney launched the Meat Free Monday campaign as a simple and straightforward idea to show everyone the value of eating less meat - and to make it easier for us all to do so. The Meat Free Monday Cookbook is for everyone who shares the campaign's aims and consists of menus for each of the 52 weeks of the year - two main dishes, plus four other ideas for each meal of the day. Packed with recipes such as Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes, Roasted Halloumi Wrap, Pilau Rice with Cashews and Watermelon Granita, as well as vibrant spring soups, inventive summer salads, appetising autumn bakes and comforting winter stews, it includes contributions from Paul and Stella McCartney as well as from celebrity and chef supporters of the campaign such as Skye Gyngell, Giorgio Locatelli, Theo Randall, Yotam Ottolenghi, Bryn Williams, Kevin Spacey, Twiggy and Vivienne Westwood.

Orry Kelly, Miss Weston’s Protégé: Miss Weston's Protege

by Robert Parkinson

Orry Kelly, Miss Weston’s Protégé tells the incredible story of one of Hollywood’s greatest designers. Using never before seen materials, photographs and letters, Robert Parkinson has compiled years of research into one of the most detailed accounts of Orry Kelly’s history. Born in Kiama in December 1897 Orry Kelly moved to Sydney as a young man to seek a theatrical career and to study painting. Though unsuccessful on the stage he could not be dissuaded from his dream of stage fame. Eleanor Weston, a well-known Kiama businesswoman, encouraged Kelly to move to the US where he found his calling designing scenes and costume for film, television and the stage. Over the course of his career Orry Kelly worked for all of the major studios, including Warner Brothers, Paramount and Fox, dressing many of the well-known female stars in some 312 films. Though always widely renowned in Hollywood, Kelly did not gain his fame in Australia until after his death in 1964. As biographies of movie stars began to appear in the 1980s his fashion styling and costume design came to be highly regarded and worthy of study across several universities and colleges.

The God Hunters: Light And Shadow (The God Hunters)

by Mark Reed

The God Hunters: Book Three The treachery of an ancient and sinister evil is on the rise again. The races that live in the universe known as the Expanse have been deceived by the MST, their so-called guardians, and the truth has finally emerged. Change is inevitable, but not without a fight. As Keeper of the Citadel and endowed with supernatural abilities beyond imagination, David will shine as a beacon of hope to those in need, to those who have succumbed to what is known as the weakening agenda--for their so-called guardians fear losing control above all else. Worlds will perish. That much is certain. But from loss often comes a greater strength, a greater understanding of right and wrong, of duty and devotion. Aided by his boyfriend Doug and his beloved companions, David will stand against both old threats and new. His newly acquired powers of spirit calling and shifting will serve as impressive fronts, and he will draw strength from his passionate love for Doug. The time nears when they will learn if that will be enough, if the races of the Expanse will be consumed by the coming shadows or if they will bathe in David's light.

Der „Neue Institutionalismus“: Studien Zum Vergleich Seiner Forschungsprogramme (Wirtschaft + Gesellschaft Ser.)

by Michael Schmid

Der Band versammelt Arbeiten zur Rekonstruktion wirtschaftssoziologischer und institutionenökonomischer Forschungsprogramme. Ziel der Darstellungen ist der Vergleich, deren Themenstellungen und Erklärungsreichweite und der Nachweis, dass eine interdisziplinär integrierte Theorie- und Modellentwicklung erwartbar und fruchtbringend ist. Der Inhalt• Soziologie und Ökonomie• Das institutionentheoretische ForschungsprogrammDie ZielgruppenStudierende und Lehrende der Wirtschaftssoziologie, der Organisationstheorie und der InstitutionenökonomikDer AutorProf. Dr. Michael Schmid war an der Universität der Bundeswehr in München tätig.

Hard Feelings

by Morgan James Ashlyn Kane

Rylan Williams hates conferences: too many people, not enough routine, and way too much interaction with strangers. When he gets stuck in a broken elevator with Miller Jones, the kid who fell asleep in his lecture, he figures things can't get worse. Then Rylan realizes he's the same guy he just spent an hour perving over from afar. Rylan wants to await rescue in silence, but Miller insists on conversation, or at least banter. But just because they don't get along doesn't mean they don't have chemistry, and Rylan breaks all his rules about intimacy for a one-time-only conference hookup. He'll probably never see Miller again anyway. So of course, two months later Miller shows up at Rylan's office, having just been hired to work on a new computer program--with Rylan. And Rylan thought being stuck in an elevator with him was bad. Soon Rylan and Miller learn that they get along best when they take out their frustrations in the bedroom. Their arrangement goes against everything Rylan believes in, but the rules are simple: Don't stay overnight. Don't tell anyone. And don't fall in love.

Better Than Friends (Better Than Stories)

by Lane Hayes

A Better Than Story When Curt Townsend, a successful young DC lawyer, attends his first gay wedding, he doesn't expect anything more than a great evening out spent celebrating two lucky guys willing to commit to one another. He certainly doesn't anticipate meeting someone like Jack Farinelli. Fourteen years Curt's senior, Jack owns two businesses: a gay bar and a motorcycle shop. He's gorgeous and self-assured, but Curt is positive they have nothing in common. Jack is comfortable in his own skin. He's attracted to Curt's quick wit and easy manner but most of all, to their unexpected mutual love of baseball. As they forge a friendship based on their shared enthusiasm for the sport, they begin a journey which reveals how their differences might be the catalyst behind a growing attraction. Both men have experienced their share of pain, but they realize they need to set aside the past and learn to trust in a future if they are to have one together.

Brain Farts: How To Manage Your Mind For Success

by Sally Gillard

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Deceit

by Richard Evans

Corrupt Prime Minister Andrew Gerrard has engaged in a covert agreement with the Indonesian president to begin building himself a retirement nest egg – if the Australian government agrees to fund immigration detention centres. When his plans are disrupted by a tragic plane accident that kills key members of parliament, Gerrard devises a strategy to rush the entire funding scheme through the parliament within a week. Political stalwart and soon-to-be-retired clerk of parliament, Gordon O’Brien, suspects a conspiracy to defraud the government, and reluctantly sets out to foil the prime minister’s plan with the help of young-gun investigative journalist, Anita Devlin. The first part in the Democracy Trilogy sizzles with insider knowledge into the machinations of Australian politics. It’s a brilliant and suspenseful political thriller where corruption, power and truth collide.

Convicted

by Peter Bradley

A unique history of Australia retold through the extraordinary lives of Peter Bradley’s three ancestors: a father, son and grandson. James Bradley was a First Fleet convict found guilty of stealing a white linen handkerchief worth two shillings, and sentenced to seven years transportation to Australia. Joseph Bradley worked his life in the most dangerous occupation of the time – whaling – and despite his parents being uneducated and illiterate went on to write a journal about his experiences, rich in history and insight. Roland Bradley was a man of unionism and politics, and like his father and grandfather took up the fight against the rich and powerful through his involvement with the early Maritime union. In 1894, he wrote an account of surviving the shipwreck of the SS Kanahooka, which forced its inhabitants to wander the wilderness of North Queensland for 18 days. Following the early struggles of a fledgling colony to nationhood, Convicted is an engrossing and highly imaginative retelling of the story of one family, entwined with the history of this country from the landing of the First Fleet in 1788.

Indigo Footsteps, Spatters of Red

by J. Fally

At first glance, Carter Cross and Josh Lessard seem like an ordinary couple. They make love and fight, know each other's strengths and weaknesses, deal with the "in-laws," and share their life and home. They even work together. One day, they'll probably die together - possibly a lot sooner than they'd prefer, given their profession as members of a paramilitary special unit formed to thwart a gory apocalypse. While Carter and Josh are used to cheating death on a daily basis, this time the odds are stacked against them. Between a deadly mission to complete and Josh's grandma coming for a visit, it'll take a miracle to get them out as horror invades not only a major city but also their home.

Devil's Own (The Wheel Mysteries)

by Susan Laine

Sequel to Sparks & DropsThe Wheel Mysteries: Book TwoA month and a half into their relationship, PI Niall Valentine and his occult shopkeeper boyfriend, Gus Goodwin, are hoping for a little time alone, but they're thrown into another murder mystery. Niall's client, Angelina Talbot, is certain her new husband attempted to kill her, ambushing her in their bedroom, half-naked and covered in blood. Scared out of her mind, Angelina hit him with a lamp and ran away. Florian Talbot lies dead in the bedroom, his head smashed in with a lamp--but the door is locked from the inside. Is Angelina truly an unwitting murderer, or are more sinister forces at play? With a family of eccentrics, borderline criminals, and Satanists, the real killer could be any number of people wandering the mansion that night under the cover of darkness. The entire Talbot clan thrives in secrecy. Still unfulfilled and utterly perplexed, Niall and Gus are tasked with shedding some much-needed light on the shadowy case.

Risk & Reward

by Jenni Michaels

Matthew Bryson spends his days working quietly and wishing for a chance to explore another side of himself. When he gathers the nerve to post on a BDSM message board, Matthew meets Evan Haynes, a Dom recently removed from the scene after a messy break-up with his boyfriend/sub. Evan and Matthew enter into a tentative D/s relationship, but only Matthew receives gratification. Still shaken from his experience, Evan refuses sexual reciprocation from Matthew, afraid he'll grow too close. While Evan is the perfect Dom to satisfy Matthew's needs, he finds it harder than he anticipated to keep Matthew at a distance, and it eventually becomes more than he can bear.

Christmas with My Cowboy

by Diana Palmer Lindsay Mckenna Margaret Way

From the snowy, wind-whipped prairie to the remote Australian Outback, a cowboy’s loving kiss makes this Christmas merry and bright . . . “The Snow Man” by Diana Palmer Meadow Dawson needs Santa to deliver a solution to her management of the Colorado ranch she’s inherited. Cattleman Dal Blake just wants his pretty neighbor’s dog to quit digging under his fence. This Christmas, the unexpected gift of love will surprise them both. “Kassie’s Cowboy” by Lindsay McKenna A brutal blue norther is battering Wyoming just in time for Christmas when solitary former Marine Travis Grant finds his childhood sweetheart, Kassie Murphy, injured in her car just beyond the ranch where he works. For Travis and Kassie, this snowy silent night will be one last chance to put the painful past behind them—and treat the wounds only love can heal. “Her Outback Husband” by Margaret Way Scott and Darcey MacArthur were the perfect couple, devoted to their life together on the family cattle ranch. With one blistering rumor, it ended in heartbreak—but Scott’s mother has a scheme that will reunite them in the Outback for a holiday that will prove it’s the season for forgiveness.

Two Generations

by Anne Connor

Based on a true story, Two Generations explores the lived familial impact of secrets, suffering, forgiveness, hope and redemption. Lae, New Guinea 1943. Jock Connor is part of a regiment sent to set up a base camp at the Butibum River. During an Inspection of Arms, Jock’s Owen sub-machine gun accidentally discharges, killing his twenty-two-year-old friend and fellow solider, Joseph Forrester. It’s an event that will hold deep ramifications for years to come. On his return to civilian life Jock’s wife, Bess, is faced with a new version of her husband – a man emotionally wounded and spiritually broken, and a father who is short-tempered and withdrawn. When Anne Connor delves into her father’s past two decades after his death, she learns about this tragic event for the first time, and begins to tease out the compelling story of her mother and father. Weaving a tale of romance, hardship and resilience, Two Generations is an intimate and imaginative retelling of the lasting effect of secrets on a family, and the greater impact of the Second World War on northern Australia.

Girl Over the Edge

by Kim Hodges

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One Life One Chance

by Luke Richmond

Born to nomadic parents and humble beginnings, Luke Richmond grew up running wild and free in the Australian outback. After finishing school, he joined the Australian Army and served his country overseas as a qualified infantry soldier – an experience that sparked in him an unrelenting desire for adventure. But when he leaves the army Luke finds himself broke and adrift in London, caught up in the soulless world of drug and alcohol addiction. When he wakes up in a police cell with no memory of how he got there, he knows he has hit rock bottom, and makes the snap decision to turn his life around. Within days he is in Thailand, training his mind and body at a Muay Thai boxing camp in the jungles of Phuket. In suffering Luke finds his salvation, and he decides to make the most out of life by seeking adventure in remote corners of the world. Since then Luke has climbed the highest mountains on six continents, set a new world record for ocean rowing across the Atlantic, battled -60 degree temperatures in the Antarctic, witnessed death at high altitude, was held captive in the humid jungles of West Papua and has thrown himself from cliffs in the adrenalin-fueled world of BASE jumping. More than an awe-inspiring story of endurance and adventure, One Life One Chance will ultimately remind you that we only have one shot, so don’t waste a second of it.

Wood, Screws, & Nails (Hard Hats)

by Piper Vaughn Kade Boehme

Hard Hats: Book OneAaron Costa's summer was all planned. Despite having to remodel the family lake house, it would be a vacation of sorts, and he had every intention of enjoying it--until the friend who was supposed to help him got injured and left him in a lurch. He decides to take the opportunity to bond with his son and hires Julian and his roommate, Malachi, to assist. As a broke college student, Malachi could use the money, and spending the summer with Aaron for eye candy sounds like a dream. "Look but don't touch" becomes his motto. But when Julian starts flaking on his responsibilities and Malachi and Aaron are forced to spend long hours alone together, their mutual attraction is impossible to resist. Aaron can't fight the temptation sexy Malachi presents. But more than their age difference stands in their way, not the least of which is Aaron's semi-closeted status and the fact that he's never openly discussed his sexuality with his son. He has no idea how Julian will react when he learns his father is not only gay, he's also dating his best friend.

Every Inferno

by Johanna Parkhurst

Depressed. Defiant. Possible alcoholic. These are just a few of the terms used to describe fifteen-year-old Jacob Jasper Jones. Lately, though, JJ has a new one to add to the list: detective. He's been having strange dreams about the fire that killed his parents ten years ago, and he thinks he finally has the clue to catching the arsonist who destroyed his family. A murder investigation isn't the only thing the dreams trigger for JJ. They also lead to secret meetings with his estranged sister, an unlikely connection with a doctor who lost his daughter in the fire, and a confusing friendship with McKinley, a classmate of JJ's who seems determined to help him solve the mystery. All JJ wants is to shake the problems that have followed him since that fire, and he's convinced he must catch the arsonist to do it. But as JJ struggles to find the culprit, he sees there's more than one mystery in his life he needs to solve.A fascinating whodunnit about murder, family, and finding out who you are. Yet another great LGBTQ book about a gay kid living his life, instead of an issues book with a capital I. I look forward to more by this author. -Brian Katcher, Stonewall Award-winning author of Almost Perfect

Ghost Songs

by Andrew Demcak

It's not easy being Todd Williams, a fourteen-and-a-half-year-old gay musical prodigy. The bullies, Bob and Ari, at his fancy private school make his life a living hell. Todd's drunken, irresponsible mother, Eddie, constantly embarrasses him and puts his artistic future in jeopardy. And now, his best friend, Jennifer, who plays clarinet with him in the orchestra, isn't speaking to him. Maybe Leroy, Todd's friendly poltergeist, knows what's going on with her. To top it off, he can no longer rely on Jennifer's help in the race to solve a puzzle that could lead to a buried treasure. Todd must learn to stand alone. He's finding out that growing up is far scarier than he ever imagined.

Terminus: The Pub That Sydney Forgot

by Shirley Fitzgerald

For over thirty years the Terminus Hotel had stood dilapidated and abandoned on the corner of Harris and John Streets in Pyrmont – shrouded in mystery and a heavy coat of ivy, and the memories of its publicans and customers long faded. Told with fascinating insight and rich detail, historian and author Shirley Fitzgerald uncovers for the first time the stories, secrets and long-forgotten characters from what was once regarded as the toughest pub in Sydney – and today has been brought back to life and reopened as a heritage gastropub for locals and visitors alike. First built in 1863, the Terminus evolved from local meeting place to workers pub, through very different liquor laws that allowed children to be served, and finally to its last trading years in the 1970s and 80s, where the clientele comprised of hardened merchant seamen and wharfies, biker gangs and curious punters who were served by topless, tattooed barmaids and entertained by rock bands. Revealing its changing personality through photographs and interviews, Terminus: The Pub that Sydney Forgot offers a beautiful and captivating social history of Pyrmont through the lens of one pub, now open for the enjoyment of a new generation of patrons to make their own history.

Love and Addiction: A Memoir

by Lorraine Wood

A woman can be a mother, wife, friend, a force in business, a spiritual guide and a person who found peace and redemption in recovery. Every month, Lorraine Wood tells the story of her devastating family legacy of addiction in the hopes that it will inspire people to start, and stay, on their own difficult path to addiction recovery. Love & Addiction is her heart-wrenching memoir that records her story. Born to alcoholic parents Lorraine struggled through childhood as the eldest of six children living on a rural farm in New Zealand. Like most ‘good girls’ in the 1950s, she married young and quickly had four daughters. The view out her window offered nothing but cows and she longed for more. After months of persuasion the family finally moved to the city of Auckland. There, fate introduced her to her true soul mate, Bill. The only problem was that Bill was also a married man, and with three daughters of his own. But their love could not be denied and before long, two divorces were navigated and one family of seven children was formed in Sydney to start afresh. It was then that the cracks began to show. Bill, also a former alcoholic, had transferred his addictive tendencies to financial risk, racking up a millions of dollars in debt. An intervention was needed. For both of them. It was only at this stage, at 50 years of age, that Lorraine understood the true generational damage of addiction. When one person is addicted, an entire family suffers and need their own rehabilitation and support to truly recover and heal. Lorraine’s purpose in life was born. In 1993 she and Bill took the greatest financial risk of all and opened South Pacific Private – a hospital that specializes in addiction treatments. Since Bill’s tragic death, Lorraine continues to run the hospital solo, now known as the only Australian equivalent to the renowned US treatment facility, The Meadows. With engaging, heartwarming anecdotes Lorraine opens up her life and bares her soul in Love & Addiction, a memoir.

Away with Words

by Hutcheon

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