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Dynamic and sensual, paranormal readers will gobble up this sexy read. --Donna Grant, New York Timesbestselling author of Midnight's WarriorBeauty and the Wolfis a deliciously dark retelling of the classic tale that will make you fall in love all over again. --Erin Quinn, author of The Five Deaths of Roxanne LoveA Union Of CursesIsabella Farrington's marriage was hasty. For all her new husband's riches, Lord Draven Winthrop is whispered about, avoided, and feared. Yet Isabella is drawn to Draven's dark good looks, his strength, the charm he can turn on as easily as she can blink. The impoverished daughter of an Egyptologist, she knows there are rumors about her, too, and the amulet she wears. Nothing more than superstitious babble. . . But when Isabella returns to Draven's remote coastal manor, she senses there is something more at work in the grim gardens of Thorncliff Towers than superstition. Draven is passionate and seductive, but he has a brutal, uncontrolled side too, and a history of secrets. To live in peace she must discover the reasons behind a gypsy curse and a mother's scorn. Especially when she learns Draven believes his sweet young bride is doomed to a fate even darker than his own. . . 72,600 Words
Beauty is more than skin deep. In this anthology of fiction, science, lore, and just plain gossip, a remarkable range of authors ruminates on the subject that captures everybody's attention. Camille Paglia talks about pagan beauty, Sophia Loren offers a few tips, Edmund Burke waxes philosophical about the qualities of beauty, Toni Morrison has a couple of things to say about Ernest Hemingway's idea of good looks, and Helen Gurley Brown cautions us never to apply lip liner with a dull pencil. Theoretical writings on bosom size, ugliness, and beauty pageants, as well as odes to beauty and two versions of "Beauty and the Beast" make Beauty alluring to every beholder.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, Cheryl McGuinness kissed her husband good-bye as he headed off to work. She never saw him again. Tom McGuinness was the co-pilot of American Airlines Flight 11 -- the first airplane to crash into the World Trade Center. On that day, Cheryl's world fell apart. But since that day, Cheryl McGuinness has learned how to hope again. Through her powerful story, the rest of us can find our way to hope as well. Cheryl's message of renewal, recovery, and faith is a message that resonates with every aching heart. As you read through this intimate look at heartbreak and joy, you will discover an incredible sense of the good that is yet to be, and you will find in yourself a growing conviction that with God's help, you can face any sorrow or pain.
Alexander has a problem. It's not that his parents have tragically died, or that he has been made Laird of Kinfairlie years before he anticipated, or that their treasury is empty, or that he now has to take care of his seven younger siblings. It's that he has to marry off his sister Madeline, who has refused to ever wed. Madeline's betrothed died on the same boat as their parents and she won't even discuss it. So Alexander is forced to take matters into his own hands by auctioning Madeline off. But he never intended Rhys Fitzhenry to take part. Rhys is a warrior who has fought the king to gain land. Clever and resourceful, he knows he needs an heir, and this auction is the perfect way to get one. After all, buying a wife is the simplest solution; love is so messy, after all. Furious that her brother would dare auction her off and desperate to ignore the passion mounting between them, Madeline flees... but Rhys won't be cast aside so easily. Can this strong and witty warrior catch his impetuous and bold bride?
In her bestselling book, The Beauty Detox Solution, Kimberly Snyder-one of Hollywood's top celebrity nutritionists and beauty experts-shared the groundbreaking program that keeps her A-list clientele in red-carpet shape. Now you can get the star treatment with this guide to the top 50 beauty foods that will make you more beautiful from the inside out. Stop wasting your money on fancy, expensive beauty products and get real results, while spending less at your neighborhood grocery.- Enjoy avocados and sweet potatoes for youthful, glowing skin - Snack on pumpkin seeds for lustrous hair - Eat bananas and celery to diminish under-eye circlesWith over 85 recipes that taste as good as they make you look, you can finally take charge of your health and beauty-one delicious bite at a time.
I looked at my reflection and despaired. As an exhausted young mother I felt ugly and saw that a new dress or face cream would never help. I was at risk of passing on a habit of feeling miserable about my looks to my baby girl-if nothing changed. Soon afterward Phoebe Baker Hyde made a vow: to give up new clothes, makeup, haircuts, and jewelry in hopes of revealing something she had always paid lip service to but never quite believed in-her inner beauty. The Beauty Experimentchronicles Hyde's quest for self-acceptance in nothing but her own skin. In thoughtful, exquisite prose, Hyde holds up a mirror to all women and shows how perfectionism can keep us from achieving what we really want: happiness, confidence, and serenity.
Briar Rose is sick of everyone thinking she's perfect. Her parents won't stop doting, her guardian fairies are being real pests, and even her teachers act like she can do no wrong. Her classmates at Princess School copy everything she does and, ugh, they keep calling her Beauty. Only Ella, Rapunzel, and Snow seem to like Rose for who she really is. Rose is fed up--and determined to prove that she's more than just a pretty face. She's forming a secret plan to do just that. But what if Rose goes too far? Bookshare has books about other princesses at the magical school. Look for more books in The Princess School series like Who's The Fairest? and If The Shoe Fits.
Explores the phenomenon of the violent backlash against feminism that uses images of female beauty as a political weapon against women's advancement.
Spring returns and with it the birds. But it also brings throngs of birders who emerge, binoculars in hand, to catch a glimpse of a rare or previously unseen species or to simply lay eyes on a particularly fine specimen of a familiar type. In a delightful meditation that unexpectedly ranges from the Volga Delta to Central Park and from Charles Dickens's Hard Times to a 1940s London burlesque show, Jeremy Mynott ponders what makes birds so beautiful and alluring to so many people.
Buoyant and entertaining, this melding of memoir and fiction recounts with humor and candid observation a gay man's romances in his seventies, offering insight into the joys (and a few of the sorrows) of loving, living, and aging with grace, style, and a fearless sense of fun. Bouncing between Montevideo, New York, and Paris, the narrator reveals his adventurous life, his many lovers, his varied careers from dance to advertising, and the upbeat outlook that sustains him as he pursues the elusive Fenil, a handsome Uruguayan policeman. David Leddick's short sketches, interspersed with memories, attitudes, and opinions drawn from the past, combine in a vivid tale of a life lived with panache at an age when most people think the adventure has already ended.
Natalie Angier, one of the foremost American science writers, is the author of the masterly book "Natural Obsessions: The Search for the Oncogene (1988)". Now, in "The Beauty of the Beastly", she has reshaped many of her daily and weekly articles into a narrative that vividly conveys the discoveries of contemporary biological science and how biologists made them. She has arranged her topics according to the energy from which they spring - the life forces that inform and energize her (and our) work. To Angier, the movement, the dance, the play of life supplies the heartbeat of knowledge. In seven sections entitled, in order: Loving, Dancing, Slithering, Adapting, Healing, Creating, and Dying; Angier focuses on what science knows about the living world, in her own witty and exalted language.
Most of us know there is a payoff to looking good, and in the quest for beauty we spend countless hours and billions of dollars on personal grooming, cosmetics, and plastic surgery. But how much better off are the better looking? Based on the evidence, quite a lot. The first book to seriously measure the advantages of beauty, Beauty Pays demonstrates how society favors the beautiful and how better-looking people experience startling but undeniable benefits in all aspects of life. Noted economist Daniel Hamermesh shows that the attractive are more likely to be employed, work more productively and profitably, receive more substantial pay, obtain loan approvals, negotiate loans with better terms, and have more handsome and highly educated spouses. Hamermesh explains why this happens and what it means for the beautiful--and the not-so-beautiful--among us. Exploring whether a universal standard of beauty exists, Hamermesh illustrates how attractive workers make more money, how these amounts differ by gender, and how looks are valued differently based on profession. He considers whether extra pay for good-looking people represents discrimination, and, if so, who is discriminating. Hamermesh investigates the commodification of beauty in dating and how this influences the search for intelligent or high-earning mates, and even examines whether government programs should aid the ugly. He also discusses whether the economic benefits of beauty will persist into the foreseeable future and what the "looks-challenged" can do to overcome their disadvantage. Reflecting on a sensitive issue that touches everyone, Beauty Pays proves that beauty's rewards are anything but superficial.
Who will be crowned this year's Miss Acorn Falls Junior Miss? Allison and Sabrina surprise their friends by entering the Miss Acorn Falls competition. Al enters the contest because the winner will become a spokesperson for their favorite cause. (Al wants to talk about the environment.) Sabrina enters the contest because she hopes it will prepare her for an acting career. Imagine their surprise when they both get more than they bargained for!
Avril Carson had to try. Because the hairdresser-turned-actress (turned hairdresser) had left little Sago Beach, Florida, with her whole life in front of her and the man she'd loved by her side. Now she'd come back, with his ashes in an urn, and not even the chance of a child in her future. But she had a sneaking suspicion there was one in her late husband's not too-distant past. . . And as for romance -- well, those days were behind her. Or were they? For Max Wright was pursuing her with a vengeance that made her feel things she thought she'd never feel again. Maybe it was time to practice some beauty shop magic on herself. . .
"LITTLE PRINCESS, LOVELY AS THE DAWN, WELL-NAMED AURORE..." With these seemingly innocent words, the fate of a newborn princess is sealed. For years the king and queen despaired of ever having a child. When Aurore arrives, though the entire kingdom celebrates, not all are overjoyed. They use her christening as an occasion for revenge, and her young life is overshadowed by a curse of death almost as soon as it has begun. Those who can, intervene, but evil has a way of holding fast. A sleep of a hundred years following the pricking of a finger is the best that can be done. And so Aurore grows up. Forbidden princesslike tasks of embroidery and sewing, she explores the great outdoors, reveling in the flora and fauna that surround her castle home. Then one day she meets a handsome stranger in an enchanted wood and begins an adventure the likes of which she never dreamed of. This is the story of the Sleeping Beauty, here quite awake and given new voice. Taunted by fate, Aurore soon learns that although she cannot sidestep her own destiny, love itself is actually the most powerful magic of all.
Like her very own knight in shining armor, rancher Joe Crawford emerged from the mist to rescue Anna Pointer from a desperate situation. Widowed and raising two children alone, Anna could not refuse Joe's offer of assistance, though she was determined to ignore her attraction for the wealthy bachelor. A man of few words, Joe had always kept to himself. But Anna claimed to see beyond his beastly demeanor, giving this solitary man hope that a happily-ever-after was within his grasp...if only he dared to risk all that he was and become the prince this beauty believed him to be. Silhouette Romance #1678
Waitress Daisy Cusak went into labor right in the middle of the dinner rush. Racked by pain, she couldn't protest the strong arms that carried her to help. Navy pilot Alex Barone became her strength; his calming voice and caring touch helped her deliver her baby. But it wasn't just hormones that made the potent flyboy the star of her fantasies.... Alex wanted her, too - and intended to have her before his leave was up. But Daisy was more powerful than any G-force he'd experienced. She and her newborn daughter targeted Alex's heart, and before he knew it, his days of flying solo were numbered. Silhouette Desire #1514
A beastly boss is tamed in this Secrets of Eden book from Andrea Laurence... CEO Brody Eden is a loner. The brooding billionaire has secrets that he refuses to unveil to anyone...until he meets his new assistant, Samantha Davis. She's temptation personified, and she's sitting right outside his door. Samantha's never met a man as guarded-and gorgeous-as Brody. She doesn't want to fall for her boss, but there's something about Brody.... Beneath his gruff manner, Sam senses tenderness-and an intense passion waiting to be unleashed. And she'll make it her mission to enter his lair...and his bed.
Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, chilling. It can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways. Yet it is never viewed with indifference. In this Very Short Introduction, the renowned philosopher Roger Scruton explores the concept of beauty, asking what makes an object--either in art, in nature, or the human form--beautiful, and examining how we can compare differing judgments of beauty when it is evident all around us that our tastes vary so widely. Is there a right judgment to be made about beauty? Is it right to say there is more beauty in a classical temple than a concrete office block, more in a Rembrandt than in an Andy Warhol Campbell Soup Can? Forthright and thought-provoking, and as accessible as it is intellectually rigorous, this introduction to the philosophy of beauty draws conclusions that some may find controversial, but, as Scruton shows, help us to find greater sense of meaning in the beautiful objects that fill our lives.
And Then There Was One...When psychologist Damian Steele killed off the nasty half of his dual-personality patient, he never expected that the "widow" would file a wrongful-death suit. Nor did he expect that a breathtaking beauty would be his saving grace.Attorney Kay Kellogg had handled some unusual civil cases at Justice Inc., but Damian's was definitely setting a new precedent. So, too, were her feelings for the darkly mysterious and sinfully sexy psychologist-the "beast" who kept far too many secrets.As the sensational trial unfolded, Kay found herself fighting not just for justice but for her sanity. For Damian's secrets were the kind that stalked the mind as well as the heart.
Plenty of successful guides have been published for hip girls in general, but now the trendsetting black reader has a book of her own. Dedicated to chic sisters everywhere,Beautylicious!shimmers with wit and soul--an irresistible new recipe for loving, playing, and beautifying with verve. Chapters include: * Soul Power: Sizzle with radiance from the inside out * Queen Me: Treats to perk you up when the blues have got you down * Superfly: How to heat up your wardrobe without scorching your self-confidence * Fit and Fine: A toned body plus a healthy mind equals a sensational you * Beauty . . . Moi Way: Enhancing fabulous you * Fun and Frolic: Perfecting your swerve *Fête Accompli: Entertaining wtih style and soul * Date-o-Rama: The fast track to vixenhood * Mane Intrigue: Straight talk on finding a hairstyle that's as fabulous as you are * Luxe Life: The fine art of indulgence Beautylicious!also shares know-how from the Patron Saints of Fabulosity, along with tips for becoming a favorite hostess (and a favorite guest), staying cool in heated situations, and finessing that saucy outlook on life. The ideal gift,Beautylicious!sparkles with fun and flair.
He was the son of her sworn enemy...and now the only one who could save her. Samantha Proud doesn't think her life could get any more complicated-or tragic. Since she dared to save a human boy from evil spirits, Nagi, the Ruler of Ghosts, has been actively stalking her family. Still, she never expected well-meaning Thunderbirds to scatter them to the four winds, dumping her at the feet of Alon Garza, a gorgeous Halfling, for safekeeping. Alon has never met anyone like the sensual shifter who has just been literally dropped into his woods. Because of who he is, he never wanted to be with a woman for more than one night. Now, to keep Samantha safe, his only choice is to claim her. But will his desire expose the dark truth he's been fighting for so long?
"Cinematographic with escapes, kidnapping, galloping sword play, and a breathless elopement. "--THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENTThe most daring, dashing hero of all"Mad Nicholas" to his friends, "Scourge of Spain" to his enemies, Sir Nicholas Beauvallet is one of Queen Elizabeth's most dashing buccaneers and has never been known to resist a challenge. A Spanish lady all fire and heartWhen Beauvallet captures the galleon carrying Doña Dominica de Rada y Sylvan and her father, he vows to return them safely to the shores of Spain. But he has no sooner done so than he proposes a venture more reckless than any of his exploits on the high seas--he will return to Spain, where there's a price on his head, and claim Dominica as his bride. . . What readers say:"An adventure story you can't put down. This is more exciting than any movie; your eyes will sparkle and your hands will grip the pages as you frantically try to keep up with the laughing pirate who leads you on the most daring trek through Spain. ""Swashbuckling romance. Great yarn set in Elizabethan times...you will not be disappointed, it's action-packed. ""A love story not to be missed! Highly recommended!""If you've ever secretly thrilled to swashbuckling films, you will LOVE Beauvallet! If you enjoy the language of Shakespearean times, the color, the pagentry, you will LOVE Beauvallet! If you love a great romance, you will LOVE Beauvallet!"
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