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Adrian Blackstone built a million-dollar business with hard work and determination-and by remaining professional at all times. Denying his longtime attraction to his beautiful executive assistant hasn't been easy but it's necessary. She's indispensable, and he can't stand the thought of losing her if things didn't work out.For more than a year, Rachel Carter has been quietly dreaming of all the ways she'll never seduce her sexy, buttoned-up boss. She's worked too hard to get where she is to cross that line, no matter how badly she'd like to act on her fantasies. But then a wicked snowstorm leaves them stranded in a romantic winter wonderland...What begins as a single kiss and a few bad Santa jokes turns into a weekend full of breathless passion and hopes for something more. But with Monday comes a return to their complicated reality-and Adrian must prove that promises made are promises kept, especially at Christmastime.20,000 words
Southern Montana, 1886When Chayston Williams agreed to act as sheriff of Spring Valley, Montana, he never dreamed his duties would include delivering his father's pretty young mail-order bride to the family ranch in time for a Christmas wedding!Violet Ritter promised her late stepfather that she would marry the man of his choosing. But she's shocked to discover her husband-to-be is old enough to have a grown son of his own! And she's even more surprised by her attraction to the ornery young man....When a blizzard strands them in the sheriff's office for two days-and two nights-how will Chayston and Violet stop the fire between them from blazing out of control?
IT BEGAN WITH A TANTALIZING, ANONYMOUS EMAIL: "I AM A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY." What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach ever, brought about by one extraordinary man. Edward Snowden was a 29-year-old computer genius working for the National Security Agency when he shocked the world by exposing the near-universal mass surveillance programs of the United States government. His whistleblowing has shaken the leaders of nations worldwide, and generated a passionate public debate on the dangers of global monitoring and the threat to individual privacy. In a tour de force of investigative journalism that reads like a spy novel, award-winning Guardian reporter Luke Harding tells Snowden's astonishing story--from the day he left his glamorous girlfriend in Honolulu carrying a hard drive full of secrets, to the weeks of his secret-spilling in Hong Kong, to his battle for asylum and his exile in Moscow. For the first time, Harding brings together the many sources and strands of the story--touching on everything from concerns about domestic spying to the complicity of the tech sector--while also placing us in the room with Edward Snowden himself. The result is a gripping insider narrative--and a necessary and timely account of what is at stake for all of us in the new digital age.From the Trade Paperback edition.
When Edward Snowden began leaking NSA documents in June 2013, his actions sparked impassioned debates about electronic surveillance, national security, and privacy in the digital age. The Snowden Reader looks at Snowden's disclosures and their aftermath. Critical analyses by experts discuss the historical, political, legal, and ethical issues raised by the disclosures. Over forty key documents related to the case are included, with introductory notes explaining their significance: documents leaked by Snowden; responses from the NSA, the Obama administration, and Congress; statements by foreign leaders, their governments, and international organizations; judicial rulings; findings of review committees; and Snowden's own statements. This book provides a valuable introduction and overview for anyone who wants to go beyond the headlines to understand this historic episode.
There's nothing like a hot kiss on a cold day...Librarian Maureen O'Connell might have predicted she'd find herself crying into the ice cream case at the supermarket after a bad breakup--but she definitely never imagined that a guy hot enough to melt the Rocky Road would flirt with her right there in the freezer aisle. Only Gavin Fraser isn't a fantasy, he's a mouth-watering new flavor...When a freak snowstorm strands Maureen at Gavin's after just one date, it's a perfect excuse for something a lot steamier than hot chocolate in front of the fire. It's definitely lust. Can it also be love?
Well, apparently I live here now-my mom just bought the place. And named it after me, Ashleigh, which was nice. But did she know how cold it is here?? Um, it's a tiny island with not much to do, unless you really like sleigh rides. But I gotta say there are quite a few hot guys on this cold island . . .
A small-town innkeeper's life is transformed by a sexy army ranger in USA TODAY bestselling author Cassie Miles's SNOWED IN Rescuing a beautiful woman from four armed men wasn't how Blake Randall planned to spend his army leave. But as chief security detail at his best friend's wedding, the ranger's mission is just beginning. A blizzard has cut off Sarah Bentley's Colorado B and B from the outside world, trapping them with a killer. Snowed in with the rugged stranger who already saved her life once, Sarah has no choice but to trust Blake. As passion ignites, she realizes he's more than a strong shoulder to lean on. With danger escalating, it's time to listen to what her heart's telling her: with Blake by her side, they can survive anything....
Cowboy Ty Halliday was raised to be a hard man in a tough world, with no place for childish hopes.Widow and single mom Amy Mitchell is disillusioned by love, but she still dreams of meeting a man who can be a father to her son.A wrong turn leads Amy and her baby to Ty's door. Snowed in together, Amy's optimism and her baby's smiles start to thaw Ty's frozen heart, helped along by sleigh bells ringing and log fires crackling....
One magical Christmas Eve... Caught in a blizzard, Georgia Beckett is forced down a narrow lane she'd hoped to avoid...and not just because of the snow! The road takes her past the beautiful abandoned house of her youth-the new residence of her childhood sweetheart. Sebastian Corder's shocked to hear the doorbell ring-he never expected to see Georgia again. Nine years ago, both chasing different dreams, they went their separate ways. Now Sebastian's hand hesitates. Is he ready to open the door to the past? But the snow's getting heavier...and there's only one way to find out!
CEO Griffin Vaughn knew Sophie LaRue was trouble the moment he agreed to hire her. Still, he hadn't become one of the wealthiest men in the world by being distracted by silky blond hair and legs that didn't quit, and he refused to start now. But thanks to a freak blizzard, he and Sophie were trapped in his Colorado mansion. . . and they weren't alone. With someone watching from the shadows, Griffin attempted to ignore their building attraction and focus on protecting Sophie. A successful businessman, Griffin thrived on challenge--until his innocent assistant made him an offer he couldn't refuse. . . .
Desperate to see the world beyond her grandfather's vicarage, sixteen-year-old Charlotte convinces her older brother to take her along on a mountain-climbing trip to Switzerland.
Can a single moment change your entire life?International lawyer Sophie Bellamy has dedicated her life to helping people in war-torn countries. But when she survives a hostage situation, she remembers what matters most-the children she loves back home. Haunted by regrets, she returns to the idyllic Catskills village of Avalon on the shores of Willow Lake, determined to repair the bonds with her family.There Sophie discovers the surprising rewards of small-town life-including an unexpected passion for Noah Shepherd, the local veterinarian. Noah has a healing touch for anything with four legs, but he's never had any luck with women-until Sophie.Snowfall at Willow Lake speaks from the heart about all the loves that fill a woman's life, and all the ways that love is tested and made to grow. It's the story of what comes after a woman survives an unspeakable horror and finds her way home, to healing and redemption and a new chance at happiness.
The author is celebratedfor his compelling nature writing. First book of a trilogy. recedes Kingdom River. Tor's summary reads as follows: In Snowfall, Mitchell Smith creates a world in the grip of a new Ice Age and a human race transformed by natural disaster and the collapse of civilization. Snowfall features a sharp-tongued, uncompromising heroine, Catania Olsen. She is the doctor for and spiritual guardian of a band of hunters who live at the edge of a great Wall of ice in what was once Colorado. In the country of the Trappers, books are hand-copied so that knowledge may be preserved, but the technology described in their precious pages is mostly lost to their fur-clad readers, despite Catania's attempts at scientific medical treatment and the Trappers' careful husbanding of ancient metal tools. As a resurgent population moves west and north from the more settled places that had once been the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast of the United States, they drive tribesmen, Cree, Arapaho, and more before them. On the run and desperate to find new homes, the tribes slaughter entire populations to claim their lands. The Trappers are innocent of this until Jack Monroe, banished years before for murdering a fellow Trapper, arrives, urging them to flee their ancestral home. The Trappers do not listen until nearly too late, until the first enemy arrows have found their marks. The southern flight of the surviving Trappers is a journey through time as well as space. From a frozen northland where summer lasts two chilly weeks through a burgeoning forest where the Trappers taste their first beef to a gulf coast where warm breezes carry exotic scents and sounds; from a primitive life of hunting and trapping to the luxurious Gardens, where people can still weave and make paper, to a bustling trade mart where man-beasts created by unnatural science tread the dirt streets, Catania is shocked to recognize that the proud Trappers have spent generations clinging to civilization with their fingernails. The journey into the warm lands will change Doctor Catania Olsen, mind, heart, and soul. She will gain and lose a love, see great wisdom and greater folly, witness amazing miracles and terrifying science, and, most surprising to herself, become a mother. Finally, she will have to choose between her people and her freedom.
Savannah can't wait for her birthday, which she's spending with her parents and her two best friends at a cabin in the snow for the whole week of winter break. Then she sprains her ankle on the very first day, and her friends take off without her! Savannah feels left out in the cold. But soon she discovers that her friends haven't forgotten her at all. They've been planning a Winter Wonderland surprise birthday party!
Stranded by a storm, a woman must rely on a seductive stranger whom she begins to suspect is a murderer With a megahit on Broadway, a gorgeous wife, and a legion of adoring fans, Justin Magnasun has the world at his feet--but it all comes crashing down one snowy night that ends in a brutal murder. Now the world-famous playwright lives a solitary life in the New England countryside, far from the relentless glare of the spotlight. Until Boston reporter Kristin Kennedy shows up. Braving the worst blizzard to hit Massachusetts in decades, Kristin finds herself stranded in the middle of nowhere with no hope of rescue. Then she wakes up buck naked in a stranger's bed. She couldn't have predicted the desire that would spark between them, plunging her into an affair with a man shadowed by secrets. Is Justin a cold-blooded killer? As Kristin tries to piece together what happened five years ago, she finds that she's playing with fire, at the mercy of a murderer preparing to bring down the curtain on her final act. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Snowflake is a Percheron horse who was abandoned by his owners. He is taken to Fox Creek Farm, where Emily, Anna, and Mandy volunteer to care for him. As winter approaches, they worry that Snowflake will be cold.
There's no place like seaside Blueberry Cove, Maine, at Christmas--and there's nothing like a wedding, the warmth of the holidays, and an old crush, to create the perfect new start... Interior designer Fiona McCrae has left fast-paced Manhattan to move back home to peaceful Blueberry Cove. But she's barely arrived before she's hooked into planning her big sister Hannah's Christmas wedding--in less than seven weeks. The last thing she needs is for her first love, Ben Campbell, to return to neighboring Snowflake Bay... As kids, Fiona was the bratty little sister Ben mercilessly teased--while pining after Hannah. But Fi never once thought of Ben like a brother. And that hasn't changed. Except Fi is all grown up. Will Ben notice her now? More importantly, with her life in a jumble, should he? Or might the romance of the occasion, the spirit of the season, and the gifts of time ignite a long-held flame for many Christmases to come... Something old might just become something new... Includes a DIY wedding project!
A wedding guest from her past... After a rocky year, Casey Caravetta pulls herself together and puts on a smile for her best friend's Christmas Eve wedding. However, she hadn't expected to see Turner Kennedy, the first man to break her heart. Special Forces commando Turner is now hard, dark and dangerous, tortured by his experiences of war. Coming face-to-face again with beautiful Casey is a painful reminder of the path he might have taken. Back then they were living on borrowed time, but now-with a sprinkling of holiday magic-they have a another chance...if only they're prepared to believe it!
Corrie Ten Boom, Ernest Borgnine, and Elizabeth Sherrill are among the contributors to this unique collection. As they stir in the reader a sense of awe for the divine ways of God, the stories offer dramatic proof that God is an active part in the everyday lives of ordinary people.
Nathan McKendrick is world famous, handsome and passionate. The world loves him. Mallory O'Connor McKendrick is successful in her own right. Their storybook marriage had defied the odds as well as the rumors. They believe their love will never die-until suddenly the marriage is crumbling. What could destroy such a strong bond and what could they do to save it?Look for more captivating titles from #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller! Big Sky River is available now from Harlequin HQN. And don't miss The Man from Stone Creek, coming in March 2013!
Christmas 2014: Nathan and Mallory McKendrick remember the troubles and triumphs they faced in the early days of their marriage. But their love story is far from over! It's a story they tell each other often...especially at Christmas. Winter 1984: International singing sensation Nathan McKendrick had it all-the looks, the talent, the charisma. It's not surprising that half the world was infatuated with him! No one more so than his wife, Mallory. The success of their marriage had always defied the odds-and the rumors. Then, suddenly, the bond between them was damaged, and Nathan and Mallory had to choose-fight for the love they still shared or let circumstances destroy it. In the end, there was only one choice. They had to save their marriage. And now, every year that goes by, every Christmas they spend together, reminds them that their love is everlasting....
Canadian police chief Reid Bennett is back with his faithful dog Sam by his side. This time, the case takes them across the border to Chambers, Vermont, where an old buddy needs Reid's help. Doug Ford, a black policeman in the all-white town, has been charged with murdering the attractive bookkeeper of a local ski resort. Only Reid believes Doug's story that he and the woman were working together to investigate an entrenched money laundering conspiracy. But as new bodies pile up and the mafia rears its ugly head, things start to fall in line with Doug's story. Can Reid untangle the mystery before more blood gets shed? He will have to act fast--an unseen hand seems willing to stop at nothing to keep its secrets safe.
It is impossible to foresee that Bradford's search for the Snowman would terminate in a devastating spectacle. Based on all the sightings and reports Bradford reads about, he hopes to locate a mammal of some kind. From his early student days in anthropology, Bradford theorizes that such a creature could exist in these climatic conditions, even though his colleagues at Harvard scoff at the notion. Only fieldwork, he feels, outside the confines of a university hothouse, could prove his case. He is wrong on all counts.
Max and Miles were best friends and do everything. Then Brad came along, a bully. Can Max and Miles make a new friends? Picture description added.
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