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When Slade Coleburn seeks shelter in the middle of a raging snowstorm and knocks on Emily Lawrence's door, he never expects to find a beautiful, widowed mother-to-be. The sexy cowboy also never expects to fall in love. But as everyone knows, the course of true love never runs smooth!
SHE'D DO ANYTHING FOR FAMILY...They were worlds apart, but Matt Duran couldn't refuse high-society princess Taylor Elmhurst when she asked for pointers on raising her adorable charge. After all, Matt liked spending time with the lonely lad. But Petey and his aunt were a package deal, and Taylor's luminous simle and velvety-soft touch were wreaking havoc on his no-strings-attached resolve....AND EVERYTHING FOR LOVE!Matt brightened Taylor's life-and brought joy back into Petey's eyes. Now the single mom dreamed of linking their hearts for all time. But could she convince her beloved blue-collar bachelor that they were all meant to be together, now and forever?
The South sizzles in New York Times bestselling author Beverly Barton's sultry tale of a woman torn between two brothers. . . Mary Beth Caine has always been the good girl in her small Mississippi town. But when a big, protective, shamelessly sexy stranger offers to console her on the night of her disastrous engagement party, Mary Beth lets him--only to discover that Parr Weston also happens to be the older brother of her fiancé, Bobby Joe. Parr left Mississippi after years spent holding his family together. Now that he's back, he can't steal Bobby Joe's woman, and he sure can't offer Mary Beth the tidy happily-ever-after she deserves. But everything about the petite beauty--from her flame-gold hair to her artless sensuality--makes him crave her more. Love or lust, right or wrong, all he knows is that nothing has ever felt like this before, and walking away will be the hardest thing he's ever had to do. . .
Included in this free e-sampler are selections from ten sexy, heartbreaking, and epically romantic books by some of the biggest names in contemporary romance and new adult fiction. You'll want to read them over and over again, share with your friends, and bookmark every page.We hope you enjoy these excerpts and come back for the rest of the story! Here's just a touch of: Sweet Thing by Renée CarlinoRush Too Far by Abbi GlinesUgly Love by Colleen HooverBeautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuireCollide by Gail McHughUnteachable by Leah RaederDesert Heat by Elizabeth ReyesWorking It by Kendall RyanFive Ways to Fall by K.A. TuckerJane's Melody by Ryan Winfield Find out more about your favorite authors at Facebook.com/AtriaIndieAuthorsTwitter.com/AtriaBooksAtriaIndieAuthors.com
" I' I'm very rich. I have an extremely interesting offer for you." Kate Lerner, a Chicago radio host, cannot believe what she's reading when the letter comes. It's from her deadbeat ex-husband, Richard, who disappeared fifteen years ago when their son, Danny, was still a toddler. Not a word, not a dollar has come Kate's way in all that time... until now, when this despicable man has the audacity to come back into her life. What does it mean? And even though she could surely use some financial help, does Kate really want to find out? Her twin sister, Karen, says of course. Even David, the new man in her life, says of course. But when Kate finally hears what Richard has to say, she decides that his outlandish proposal is worth one innocent lie to her family. But one lie inevitably leads to another, triggering a chain of events that completely turns her carefully constructed world upside down.
Adrenaline junkie Lily Peterson is no stranger to taking chances. She's been there, hiked/rafted/skied that. But that was before an accident nearly put her out of commission for good. Now, after months in physiotherapy, this former firefighter has a new motto: look before you leap. It's not as much fun, but it works. Still, it's killing her that she has to start all over again, more slowly this time. But she's going to do whatever it takes. After all, her latest job guiding a simple hiking trip through the Sierras hardly qualifies as risky. That is, until she looks at hiker Jared Skye - and wants to leap into his bed. And if she's lucky, he'll take things slowly, too. . . ;.
Pray for Todaytells Barb Rogers' story of her climb out of poverty by praying every day. The book shares the invaluable lessons she learned as she listened for the answers to her prayers and shows readers how to pray simply and honestly, how to expect answers, and how to listen to them when they come. "I think,"writes Rogers, "one of the most potent prayers ever uttered is 'God help me!' . . . If the best you can do on a daily basis is say those three words, you will be amazed at the difference it can make in your life. You may not be in control of many things in your life, but you are in control of the light switch, of staying connected to a God of your choosing through prayer. " Pray for Todayis a book readers will reach for again and again to find comfort and the power to cope.
Maddie has the red, white, and blues this Fourth of July!The Fourth of July is super special in Far Hills. Everyone goes to the carnival, parade, and fireworks display--including all of Madison's BFFs. Even her crush, Hart, is going. But Maddie's excitement deflates when she learns she will have to spend the holiday week at Gramma Helen's house on Lake Michigan. Maddie adores her gramma, but missing out on all the fun back home has her feeling the blues. When she meets a new boy at the lake, she feels fireworks--even though it's not yet the Fourth of July! Maybe this summer won't be so bad after all.
In a companion volume to Merlin's Tour of the Universe, here is a completely new collection of questions and answers about the cosmos for stargazers of all ages. Whether waxing about Earth and its environs, the Sun and its stellar siblings, the world of light, physical laws, or galaxies near and far, Merlin--a fictional visitor from Planet Omniscia--is easy to understand, often humorous, and always entertaining.Merlin fields a wide range of questions from many curious mortals, and in so doing draws on his own vast knowledge as well as the expertise of many close friends, including Archimedes, Galileo, Einstein, and Santa.So far, Merlin has not been stumped, responding to questions on mysteries such as: If aliens exploded our moon, what effect would it have on us? What are your thoughts on the theory that a star named Nemesis is circling our solar system and was responsible for killing off the dinosaurs? Is it true that if I leave a container on my roof for a period of time, I can actually collect space particles from outer space?Delightfully illustrated throughout, Just Visiting This Planet is a skywatcher's book for lovers of the universe by one of its brightest lights.From the Trade Paperback edition.
"She goes a long way with her book to prove that humor is the best -- possibly the only -- way to keep the world on an even keel."CHICAGO SUN-TIMESRemember the things Mother used to say? Erma Bombeck remembers them all and now she's using them on her own kids! With clever illustrations by Bob Keane, these really funny, too-true observations on family and kids and why it shouldn't work but does, is a wonderful antitdote to the daily problems and crises that every family faces. With Erma Bombeck in your corner, laughter is the best coach you can have....From the Paperback edition.
Analysis of the demands arising from the terror of 9-11.
This magnificent second volume, written with exclusive access to Trudeau's private papers and letters, completes what the Globe and Mail called "the most illuminating Trudeau portrait yet written" -- sweeping us from sixties' Trudeaumania to his final days when he debated his faith.His life is one of Canada's most engrossing stories. John English reveals how for Trudeau style was as important as substance, and how the controversial public figure intertwined with the charismatic private man and committed father. He traces Trudeau's deep friendships (with women especially, many of them talented artists, like Barbra Streisand) and bitter enmities; his marriage and family tragedy. He illuminates his strengths and weaknesses -- from Trudeaumania to political disenchantment, from his electrifying response to the kidnappings during the October Crisis, to his all-important patriation of the Canadian Constitution, and his evolution to influential elder statesman.From the Hardcover edition.
From Kathie Lee Gifford, beloved television host and bestselling author of "I Can't Believe I Said That," comes a funny, candid, and personal collection of essays This smart and witty collection of opinions, observations, and anecdotes covers a broad range of personal topics. Kathie Lee Gifford's stories are often funny, sometimes heartfelt, and always compelling--think Nora Ephron's" I Feel Bad About My Neck" meets Carol Burnett. No subject is off-limits: talking to her kids about sex, being married to Frank Gifford, embarrassing professional gaffes, run-ins with celebrities (of which there are many), the harsh and funny realities of aging. It's all here, told with intelligence, grace, and comedic wit. Written by Gifford's own hand, this highly original and readable volume will make you laugh out loud as you reach for the phone to share one of these charming, quirky, and colorful observations.
He'll grant her every wanton wish . . . If she gives him her hand in marriage.
Men and women aren't from different planets; they possess instead different personality types that drive behavior. Learn to accept, appreciate, and understand these differences for a better, happier relationship with a partner. Line drawings.
For more than two decades,Vanity Fairhas published Dominick Dunne's brilliant, revelatory chronicles of the most famous crimes, trials, and punishments of our time. The pursuit of justice has become his passion -- a passion that began during the trial of the man who murdered Dunne's daughter and who was sentenced to six and a half years and released in less than three. Dunne's account of that trial and its shocking result became the first of his many classic essays on justice. Dominick Dunne's essays do much more than simply describe; his investigations have shed new light on those crimes and their perpetrators -- and demonstrated how it is possible for some to skirt, even flout, the law. His persistence and personal involvement in the matter of Martha Moxley's murder was an important catalyst in bringing a dormant case back to life. Here in one volume are Dominick Dunne's mesmerizing tales of justice denied and justice affirmed. Whether writing of Vicki Morgan's hideous death; Claus von Bülow's romp through two trials; the media frenzy of Los Angeles in the age of O. J. Simpson; the death by fire of multibillionaire banker Edmund Safra in Monaco; or the ominous silence surrounding the death of Martha Moxley in Greenwich, Connecticut, and the indictment -- decades later -- of Michael Skakel, Dominick Dunne tells it honestly and tells it from his unique perspective. His search for the truth is relentless. His courage and his storytelling skills shine from every page.
He was known as The Ranger. Arizona lawman Sam Burrack has seen his share of killers and the brutality they inflict upon the innocent. His relentless pursuit of the guilty has put things right time and again. In the town of Bannet, a gang of outlaws has avoided the law ... until now. Class Edding, son of a wealthy rancher, has led the cold-blooded Half Moon Gang on a spree of theft and murder that should have put him behind bars. But the corrupt local law sets the accused man free to wreak more havoc. Burrack refuses to give up, hunting down the gang members until only the leader remains. Even deadlier than the hunt, though, is the man hired by Class's father to find and kill Sam Burrack! With a price on his head, and powerful men protecting his prey, Burrack will need all of his skill and determination to see that even in a lawless world, justice will be done.
Larry Watson's bestselling novel Montana 1948 was acclaimed as a "work of art" (Susan Petro, San Francisco Chronicle), a prize-winning evocation of a time, a place, and a family. Justice is the stunning prequel that illuminates the Hayden clan's early years, and the circumstances that led to the events of Montana 1948. With the precision of a master storyteller, Watson moves seamlessly among the strong and hard-bitten characters that make up the Hayden family, and in the process opens an evocative window on the very heart of the American West.
"Justice among Nations" tells the story of the rise of international law and how it has been formulated, debated, contested, and put into practice from ancient times to the present. Stephen Neff avoids technical jargon as he surveys doctrines from natural law to feminism, and practices from the Warring States of China to the international criminal courts of today. Ancient China produced the first rudimentary set of doctrines. But the cornerstone of later international law was laid by the Romans, in the form of natural law--a universal law that was superior to early laws and governments. As medieval European states came into contact with non-Christian peoples, from East Asia to the New World, practical solutions had to be devised to the many legal quandaries that arose. In the wake of these experiences, international legal doctrine began to assume its modern form in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. New challenges in the nineteenth century encompassed the advance of nationalism, the rise of free trade and European imperialism, the formation of international organizations, and the arbitration of disputes. Innovative doctrines included liberalism, the nationality school, and solidarism. The twentieth century witnessed the formation of the League of Nations and a World Court, but also the rise of socialist and fascist states and the advent of the Cold War. Yet the collapse of the Soviet Union brought little respite. As Neff makes clear, further threats to the rule of law today come from environmental pressures, genocide, and terrorism.
Justice's brother Thomas can control people with his mind. But does Justice have special powers, too?For Justice and her identical twin brothers Levi and Thomas, the summer begins like any other. But as the slow days pass, Justice begins to notice a strange energy between her brothers, beyond their normal twin connection. Thomas becomes increasingly bossy and irritable, while Levi seems weak and absentminded. And there are changes happening within Justice, as well. Soon she discovers that she possesses a mysterious, extraordinary ability. Will Justice and her brothers uncover the secret behind their newfound powers? Justice and Her Brothers is the first book in Virginia Hamilton's compelling dystopian fantasy series, the Justice Trilogy, comprised of Justice and Her Brothers, Dustland, and The Gathering. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Virginia Hamilton including rare photos from the author's estate.
Uses key themes from Scripture to explore the virtues of justice and peace and examines such contemporary issues as environmental degradation, racial prejudice, global conflict, poverty, and sexism.
In this classic work of feminist political thought, Iris Marion Young challenges the prevailing reduction of social justice to distributive justice. It critically analyzes basic concepts underlying most theories of justice, including impartiality, formal equality, and the unitary moral subjectivity. The starting point for her critique is the experience and concerns of the new social movements about decision making, cultural expression, and division of labor--that were created by marginal and excluded groups, including women, African Americans, and American Indians, as well as gays and lesbians. Iris Young defines concepts of domination and oppression to cover issues eluding the distributive model. Democratic theorists, according to Young do not adequately address the problem of an inclusive participatory framework. By assuming a homogeneous public, they fail to consider institutional arrangements for including people not culturally identified with white European male norms of reason and respectability. Young urges that normative theory and public policy should undermine group-based oppression by affirming rather than suppressing social group difference. Basing her vision of the good society on the differentiated, culturally plural network of contemporary urban life, she argues for a principle of group representation in democratic publics and for group-differentiated policies.Danielle Allen's new foreword contextualizes Young's work and explains how debates surrounding social justice have changed since--and been transformed by--the original publication of Justice and the Politics of Difference.
The murder of an ex-drug dealer ex-con--gunned down on his mother's doorstep--seems just another turf war fatality. Why then has Seattle homicide investigator J.P. Beaumont been instructed to keep this assignment hush-hush? Meanwhile, Beau's lover and fellow cop, Mel Soames, is involved in her own confidential investigation. Registered sex offenders from all over Washington State are dying at an alarming rate--and not all due to natural causes. A metropolis the size of Seattle holds its fair share of brutal crime, corruption, and dirty little secrets. But when the separate trails they're following begin to shockingly intertwine, Beau and Mel realize that they have stumbled onto something bigger and more frightening than they anticipated--a deadly conspiracy that's leading them to lofty places they should not enter . . . and may not be allowed to leave alive.