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Secret Service agent Ty Jones had only one lead left to the madman who'd plunged Boston into a blackout, ambushed his teammates and kidnapped the vice president: Gabriella Solaro -- the woman who'd hacked into the kidnapper's Web site. The woman he'd kept tabs on with a fake online romance. He was convinced she was the key -- till he met her. Gabby was blind. But when the madman upped the ante, vowing to detonate a bomb at dawn, Ty needed her. She knew the city, the trail he had to follow. Drawn to her, he promised to keep her safe. But when the time came, would he follow his heart -- or his duty? He had only six hours to find out. . .
Victoria Fontaine's mischievous nature and brilliant, biting wit have scandalized the ton . . . and earned her the nickname "Vixen." But her reputation pales before the infamous Lord Althorpe's, known as "Lord Sin." The years Sinclair Grafton spent on the Continent have done nothing to quell the rumors about his past. And when the stunning Vixen and the handsome rogue find themselves momentarily alone at an elegant gala, their passion gets the best of them. Caught by Victoria's father in a shockingly sensual kiss, Sin and Vixen have no recourse except a wedding. At first the very liberal lady relishes the thought of an unfettered marriage to an indifferent, unrepentant scoundrel. But she suspects there is more to this enigmatic, remarkable man, that his rakish persona is merely a pose. And after one unforgettable night of ecstasy, Lady Vixen is determined to unmask the true Sin . . . to satisfy a passionate heart that craves far more than freedom.
Somebody in Pacific Point is guilty of a kidnapping, but what probation officer Howard Cross wants to find most is innocence: in an ex-war hero who has taken a tough manslaughter rap, in a wealthy woman with a heart full of secrets, and in a blue-eyed beauty who has lost her way. The trouble is that the abduction has already turned to murder, and the more Cross pries into the case the further he slips into a pool of violence and evil. Somewhere in the California desert the whole scheme may come down on the wrong man. Somewhere Cross is going to find the last piece of a bloody puzzle--a mystery of blackmail, passion, and hidden identities that might be better left unsolved.
We can't choose who we love... but can we choose to let go? Stepsiblings Tressa and Luke have been close since they were little... and when they become teenagers, they slip from being best friends to being something more. Their relationship makes everyone around them uncomfortable, but they can't--won't--deny their connection. Nothing can keep them apart. Not even death. Luke is killed in a horrible, tragic accident, and Tressa is suddenly and desperately alone. Unable to outrun the waves of grief and guilt and longing, she is haunted by thoughts of suicide. And then she is haunted by Luke himself. He visits only at night. But when he's with her, it's almost like the accident never happened. Oh, there are reminders, from the way she can only feel him when he touches the scars on her wrist, to how she can't seem to tell him about life since he's been gone. As long as they're together, though, the rest... it fades away. But during the day it is Tressa who can't grasp hold of the people around her. The same people who never wanted her and Luke together in the first place are determined to help her move on. Determined to help her heal. They just don't understand--one misstep, one inch forward, could leave Luke behind forever. Nina de Gramont, author of "Gossip of the Starlings" and "Every Little Thing in the World," writes of love that is beautiful and poetic, forbidden and radical--and utterly irresistible.
A surprise trip to Barcelona with her boyfriend, Jake, seems like the perfect antidote to Grace Sawyer's current woes. The city is dazzling and unpredictable, but the biggest surprise for Grace is discovering who arranged and paid for the vacation. Carrie Ann wasn't just Grace's foster sister. Clever, pretty, and mercurial, she was her best friend--until everything went terribly wrong. Now, as she flees an abusive marriage, Carrie Ann has turned to the one person she hopes will come through for her. Despite her initial misgivings, Grace wants to help. But then Carrie Ann and Jake both go missing. Stunned and confused, Grace begins to realize how much of herself she's kept from Jake--and how much of Carrie Ann she never understood. Soon Grace is baited into following a trail of scant clues across Spain, determined to find the truth, even if she must revisit her troubled past to do it. . . Mary Carter's intriguing novel delves into the complexities of childhood bonds, the corrosive weight of guilt and blame, and all the ways we try--and often fail--to truly know the ones we love. Praise for Mary Carter A touching novel. --Publishers Weekly on The Things I Do For You This is guaranteed to become one of the books on your shelf that you'll want to read again. --The Free Lance-Star on The Pub Across the Pond
Munich's Oktoberfest, held each year since 1810 from late September through the first weekend in October, is one of the most famous events in Germany. It is a beer drinker's paradise--over the course of sixteen days, more than six million visitors consume nearly two million gallons of specially brewed Oktoberfest beer. For the first-time visitor to the Wies'n (a meadow near Munich's center dedicated to the festival), Oktoberfest can be a little overwhelming. Fortunately, Moses Wolff hasn't missed a day of Oktoberfest in years, and he knows the festival like the back of his hand.
Of all the people Kendra Forrest never wanted to be indebted to, her commanding, charismatic ex-boss, Trey Hammond, tops the list. Now she owes Trey for the extensive makeover that allowed her to leave her ugly-duckling life behind. Trey's solution: working as his temporary housekeeper to repay her debt. But days spent in each other's company spur a simmering attraction that finally erupts into a no-holds-barred affair. Trey has been single for years--on purpose. Now he's falling for Kendra's sexy smile, and imagining just what it would be like to have her burning up his nights for good. But as revelations emerge about her past, Kendra needs the one thing Trey isn't sure he can give--his trust. . . .
* Philip K. Dick Award finalist* Locus Recommended ReadingHere are 33 weird, wonderful stories concerning men, women, teleportation, wind-up cats, and brown paper bags. By turns whimsical and unsettling--frequently managing to be both--these short fictions describe family relationships, bad breakups, and travel to outer space. Vukcevich's loopy, fun-house mirror take on everyday life belongs to the same absurdist school of work as that of George Saunders, David Sedaris, Ken Kalfus, and Victor Pelevin, although there is no one quite like him. Try one of these stories, it won't take you long, but it will turn your head inside out."What other writer could make you start laughing halfway down the first page of a story about a man putting on a sweater? Thurber maybe, a long time ago. Buy this book."--Damon Knight"These stories cannot be compared to anyone else's. There is no one in the same class as Ray Vukcevich. The stories are uniquely, splendidly, brilliantly original, a surprise in each and every one, and brimming with wit and laugh-out-loud humor. A stunning collection."--Kate Wilhelm"The absurd and the profound are seamlessly joined through fine writing. Meet Me in the Moon Room is a first-rate collection.--Jeffrey Ford"The 33 brief stories in Meet Me in the Moon Room defy categorization genre. A few toy with the conventions of science fiction; others branch off from trails blazed by Donald Barthelme. Moon Room will delight those who appreciated the risks Don DeLillo took in Ratner's Star."--Hartford Courant"Eccentric short stories, which frequently give everyday life a loopy twist."--Book Magazine"Ray Vukcevich is a master of the last line. Almost every one of his stories has a zinger at the end, but not the kind of zinger that chocks the reader or causes annoyance. Often it's a perfect line of dialogue that opens up the whole story.... Vukcevich is ingenious with the short-story form. Although the stories read as playful vignettes, Vukcevich covertly works in ideas of self, identity, destiny, and obsession. And occasionally, the dangers of outer space."--Review of Contemporary Fiction"Vukcevich is a master of radical recombinations, drawing from (amongst others) the Brothers Grimm, Dickens, Lewis Carroll, Kafka, O. Henry, Dali, Asimov, pulpish space opera, and the latest in nanotech to produce works that are all his own. Sometimes in as little as four or five pages, he deftly juggles so many ideas, emotions, and perspectives, it produces a curiously refreshing sense of vertigo--a high with no hangover to follow.... It would be...a great mistake to ignore the extraordinary talent of Ray Vukcevich."--Locus"Vukcevich is a very slick writer, an authentic sprinter in an era of milers and all-out stayers.... Vukcevich can do punchlines, but he does not rely on them. Indeed, his extraordinarily light touch when it comes to narrative closure is his most distinctive feature. Anyone who considers bizarre surrealism and casual absurdity--the main stocks-in-trade of the fantastic ultrashort story writer--easy clay to mold into narrative form has not given serious consideration to the matter of finishing."--New York Review of Science Fiction"These stories niftily propel their characters down the blurred line between fantasy and psychosis, with effects spanning the gamut from melancholy to goofy, from plaintive to outraged.... This is Vukcevich's gloriously mad world, and we are lucky to share it."--Asimov's"The same antic spirit that imbued Vukcevich's mystery novel The Man of Maybe Half-a-Dozen Faces moves playfully through this first collection of fantastic fiction, whose 33 helium-filled stories achieve just the right absurdist life to escape the gravity of their themes. "By the Time We Get to Uranus" offers a peculiarly affecting take on terminal illness: the afflicted grow buoyant spacesuits that force them to leave loved ones behind. The mysteries of parenthood manifest amusingly in "Poop," about a couple who discover that their newborn's diaper fills variously with birds, mice, and symphonic music. Though deceptively...
Childhood friends Laurie and Rachel used to be inseparable--but their lives have taken very different paths since they picked up their A-level results together.Now thirty-five, they have all but fallen out of touch; glamorous single girl Laurie is based in London and dedicated to her career in fashion; Rachel seemingly living the family idyll in Yorkshire.But when Rachel's mother-in-law needs urgent treatment in London, and disasters at work and in her love life mean Laurie needs to flee, a house swap falls into place. Soon gentle Rachel is far from the village bake sales, braving the city's mean streets while trying to keep her marriage and family together; while Laurie attempts to work an Aga, befriend the wary village locals--and forget the man who seems intent on breaking her heart. Will their relationships survive this test? And will they make it home for Christmas?
THE PLIGHT OF A SINGLE DAD...No sooner had they settled in Washington than history repeated itself: the welcoming committee of available women. The casseroles. A widower Alex McKenzie I might be, but he was not looking for a new wife.' His four-year-old son, however, had picked a new mommy...just in time for the holidays.Next-door neighbor Shannon O'Rourke was striking, successful and single. Not once, though, had she come bearing casseroles. (Her twoalarm-fire attempt at baking Christmas cookies with his boy fquite possibly the reason.) Homemaker material or not, Shannon had resurrected Hiis withdrawn son...when even he had failed.For that, he was tempted to kiss her. I Where was mistletoe when you needed it?
If Georgie Fairchild had heard that once, she'd heard it a thousand times. Too bad the commitment-phobe career woman wasn't interested. Now enter strikingly handsome millionaire Zachary-wait for it-Prince, a workaholic father with not one, not two, butthreesoft spots in his life: his young children, still reeling from the death of their mother two years earlier. This was one Prince Georgie was finding hard to resist! Last name notwithstanding, Zachary Prince was too old to believe in fairy tales. But his beautiful new assistant seemed to breathe new life not only into him but his children, as well. She made him believe in things that he had no business believing in-like the magic of Valentine's Day. . . ;and the possibility of happy endings.
Here is the inspiring story of today's best-loved TV talk show host--from her troubled childhood to her early days in television to her current status as one of America's most famous women.
Meet, and be inspired by, Oskar Schindler; the great saviour of persecuted Jews, as he tells his own incredible story. Following a complicated early life full of unsuccessful business ventures and several changes of jobs during the Great Depression, a job as a spy for the Abwehr that led to Schindler joining the Nazi Party in 1939. Seeking to gain profit from the invasion of Poland, Oskar bought a repossessed enamel factory and with the help of Ithak Stern, his Jewish accountant, employed a 1000-strong workforce made up of Jewish forced labourers. Schindler's factory became a haven for Jewish workers away from the evil regime of the nearby concentration camp and Schindler himself became appalled at the killing of Jews in the camp. Through daring bravery, bribery and charm, Schindler managed to save 1200 Jews from certain death at great personal risk and at great personal cost. This audiobook is a unique way of learning from this amazing life.Oskar Schindler's story comes to life through BioViews® which are short biographical narratives, similar to interviews. These inspirational stories from The Amazing People Club® provide a new way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world.
Brilliant, beautiful and brazen, art expert Phoenix Sutherland is prepared for anything when she embarks on a daring quest to recover a priceless statue--anything except having her sexy ex-husband, Damon, as a specialist on her team. Phoenix vows to remain professional. But with Damon's lean, strong body awakening buried longing, forbidden pleasure beckons as they enter the heart of Tibet, where danger, adventure and mystery await. Soon the thrill of the moment rekindles sparks of desire neither Phoenix nor Damon can resist, as they recklessly toss inhibitions aside and discover the only real treasure worth risking everything to claim.
Move over Maximum Boy, there's a new superhero in town. And not only is he handsome, loyal, and brave, but his voice has changed! Super Sid is fifteen years old, complete with muscles and athletic ability.
The first official American Kennel Club publication dedicated to everyone's favorite little hound, Meet the Beagle celebrates this very special dog and offers owners a reliable, authoritative and entertaining handbook.Look inside, and you will find:A snapshot of the Beagle, focusing on the special traits that make the happy-go-lucky, tail-wagging Beagle such a unique and fun companion dogA buyer's guide, assisting new owners in selecting a reputable breeder and choosing a healthy, sound puppy, as well as how to register the puppy with the AKCA complete training primer, offering the most successful and effective ways to house-train the Beagle, a solid plan for obedience training and an introduction to the Canine Good Citizen programAn accessible and realistic diet and exercise program, geared toward keeping the food-loving Beagle slim, well nourished and happyAn up-to-date health care schedule, detailing the necessary steps owners much take to find a good veterinarian, vaccinate against prevalent diseases and protect pets from parasites and potential problems.A playlist of fun activities, from dogs shows to obedience and agility trails, tracking, and field trails to sharing your affectionate, well-socialized therapy Beagle with residents and patients in hospitals and retirement centers.
A discussion of the trends that created and followed the Beatles, tales of each members childhood,how their style represents mild gender bending, and attempts to describe their many long term impacts.
Meet the Boxer is the first official publication endorsed by the American Kennel Club (AKC) on one of the world's most beloved working and companion dogs, the Boxer. Thanks to the experts at the AKC and the American Boxer Club, this volume offers the most accurate and authoritative information available on this breed. Eleven chapters detail the history of the breed, characteristics, and special requirements for owning this versatile German breed, heavily illustrated with beautiful color images of puppies and adults. A chapter devoted to the purchase and selection of the Boxer puppy gives the reader specific guidance on how to locate a qualified breeder and to recognize a healthy, sound puppy. Two separate chapters serve as a primer to training the puppy--house-training and obedience work, favoring positive-training techniques as the best and most successful way to educate dogs. Chapters on home care, safety, feeding, and healthcare present indispensable information for new dog owners. As an official publication of the AKC, Meet the Boxer also explains the many vital programs offered by the country's leading canine organization to all pet dog owners, including the S.T.A.R. Puppy and the Canine Good Citizen programs, as well as descriptions of various dog sports such as conformation showing, agility, obedience and more. A detailed resources section offers recommendations for websites, books, periodicals, and club affiliate programs, all of great interest to responsible new dog owners.
The American Kennel Club's Meet the Chihuahua, an official publication of the American Kennel Club (AKC) prepared in collaboration with the Chihuahua Club of America, serves as the go-to resource for new and experienced owners of the world's tiniest dog. With his saucy personality, childlike intelligence, and perfect diminutive stature, the Chihuahua is the favorite of millions of dog lovers in America and around the world. Meet the Chihuahua begins with a discussion about who makes the right owner for such a tiny wonder as the Chihuahuas, and the parent-like responsibilities that accompany owning this long-lived canine tot. Equally important is the selection of the right breeder, a topic covered in a chapter on puppy selection that includes a list of questions to ask the breeder and the answers new owners are looking for. The book addresses the health of the Chi and alerts new owners to potential problems in the breed. The chapter on health discusses the importance of finding the right veterinarian for this breed as well as how to embark on a preventive-healthcare regimen with your vet. New owners will profit from the chapters dedicated to selecting the right merchandise for a new puppy and how to make the home and yard safe for the inquisitive Chi puppy. House-training and obedience training are presented in individual chapters, topics that all Chi owners need to consider seriously. The AKC's stance on positive training methods shines through as owners are enlightened to the power of praise and rewards. Additionally, Meet the Chihuahua offers info about grooming both coat varieties, exercise, dental health, and feeding.The final chapter presents a fun-filled chapter on participating in dog sports-from participating in AKC performance events like dog shows, obedience and agility trials to becoming certified as a therapy dog and visiting nursing homes and retirement homes with your ready-to-love Chihuahua. The chapters also offer advice on how to pursue the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and the Canine Good Citizen programs, both ideal for young dogs getting their start in organized dog events and therapy work. The Resources section of the book includes excellent recommendations for websites, periodicals, books, and programs that owners will find informative and helpful.
The Phantom of London. Enigma Earl. The Greenwich Recluse. Half of his face, shadowed by gold and brown whiskers, showed male perfection, but the other half, a bizarre pattern of scar lines and puckered flesh. Truly, staring at his face was akin to seeing a painting of two men, split down the middle. Lydia recoiled as much from the hot anger flashing in his eyes as from astonishment. HE'S A MYSTERIOUS RECLUSE Lord Greenwich is notoriously elusive. His tendency to hide his face in public and refusal to appear in London Society have even earned him some choice monikers, including "the Phantom of London." Is he disfigured? Mad? Hiding something? With a reputation like that, no woman wants to get near the dark earl. And no one is more surprised than Miss Lydia Montgomery when she is betrothed to the earl in order to save her family from penury. But if Lydia wants a chance at happiness, she'll have to set aside her fear of Lord Greenwich and discover the man hiding behind the beastly reputation...
Meet the Golden is the American Kennel Club's first official publication on this ever-popular sporting breed, published in conjunction with the Golden Retriever Club of America. Meet the Golden presents accurate, authoritative information on all aspects of purchasing and owning the Golden Retriever, heavily illustrated with color images of well-bred puppies and beautiful adults. The book contains eleven detailed chapters devoted to the breed's history, characteristics, and the special requirements for owning this versatile, active dog that excels in countless areas of work and sport. A chapter devoted to the purchase and selection of the Golden puppy gives the reader specific guidance on how to locate a qualified breeder and to recognize a healthy, sound puppy. Individual chapters on house-training and basic obedience serve as a crash course in positive-training techniques, the AKC's recommended way of training dogs. Chapters on exercise, grooming, feeding, and healthcare present indispensable information for new dog owners.As an official publication of the AKC, Meet the Golden also explains the many vital programs offered by the country's leading canine organization to all pet dog owners, including the S.T.A.R. Puppy and the Canine Good Citizen programs. The final chapter offers owners over a dozen ways to get active with their Golden Retrievers, including the various dog sports sponsored by the AKC, from conformation showing and obedience trials to agility, hunting tests, field trials and more. A detailed resources section offers recommendations for websites, books, periodicals, and club affiliate programs, all of great interest to responsible new dog owners.
Meet the Lab is the first official publication endorsed by the world's leading authority on purebred dogs, the American Kennel Club (AKC) devoted to America's most popular dog, the Labrador Retriever. As the AKC's number-one breed in registration statistics for twenty consecutive years, the Labrador Retriever reigns as America's top companion breed, though the breed's superb athleticism has led it to excel as a hunting and competition dog as well.. Eleven chapters detail the history, characteristics, and special requirements for owning this active Sporting breed, heavily illustrated with beautiful color images of puppies and adults. A chapter devoted to the purchase and selection of the Lab puppy gives the reader specific guidance on how to locate a qualified breeder and to recognize a healthy, sound puppy whether for companionship or sport, or both. Two separate chapters serve as a primer to training the puppy--house-training and obedience work, favoring positive-training techniques as the best and most successful way to educate dogs. Chapters on grooming, feeding, exercise, and home and veterinary care offer indispensable information for new dog owners. As an official publication of the AKC, produced in conjunction with the Labrador Retriever Club, Meet the Lab also explains the many vital programs offered by the AKC to all pet dog owners, including the S.T.A.R. Puppy and the Canine Good Citizen programs, as well as overview to the various dog sports in which Labs excel, including obedience, field trials, dog shows, agility, and more. A detailed resources section offers recommendations for websites, books, periodicals, and club affiliate programs, all of great interest to responsible new dog owners.
Pa-dum. Pa-dum. Pa-dum. There's going to be a marching band at the Lincoln School! Drums...fifes...new uniforms...parades! Chrissie Tripp is going to sign right up. She just knows she'll make a great band kid. She's so sure, she tells her new friend, Michelle, she's already in the band. But then, gonzo! The president of the school, who just happens to be Chrissie's big-mouth sister, Theresa, makes a horrible announcement about the Lincoln Lions Band. If Chrissie doesn't do something fast, she's going to look like a liar--a big liar. Chrissie's new school year is off to a bad start. She cuts through the neighbor's yard, she sneaks in to school when she's not allowed, the teacher makes her sit in the trouble-maker's seat, she draws an ugly picture of her teacher, makes up nasty names for the new kids, lies about being in the band, breaks her sister's birthday present, gets in a big fight, and does more things she shouldn't. What she really wants is to be in the band, to do something important and to make friends and be happy in school. You'll love reading about this girl who is like lots of kids you know.
The Malone family counts on sixteen-year-old Mary Fred for her strength, especially with their father away reporting on World War II, but when the star football player takes an interest in her Mary Fred hardly notices how much the family needs her.
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