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The heat is on in Palm Beach-and Rick and Samantha are sizzling. Samantha Jellicoe is no ordinary thief. At least, not anymore. She promised her significant other, British billionaire Rick Addison, that she'd retire from her life of crime. So no more midnight break-ins . . . no more scaling estate walls . . . no more dangling from the ceiling. From here on in, it's intimate dinners with Rick in posh Palm Beach followed by rock-your-world sex. Who'd have thought that doing the right thing would turn out to be more deadly than her former life of crime? When the first client of her new security business is murdered, Sam is determined to find the killer. Now if only she can manage to stay out of jail, resist her former "associate's" lucrative job offers, and keep Rick from sticking his nose into her business, she might just manage to stay alive. Because trouble isn't just walking—it's running—to catch up with her.
New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller turns up the heat in this sizzling tale of suspense and re-kindled passions set against the blazing skies of Arizona's lush desert landscape -- where a killer is determined to exact his revenge. When hard-working attorney Clare Westbrook learns that her ambulance-chasing boss has been murdered, she's shocked -- but not exactly surprised. Harvey Kredd was known for his less-than-ethical business dealings, and even his acts of generosity were tinged with greed; Clare, working at Kredd and Associates to pay off the law school loan Harvey had granted her several years before, knows she's got no choice: indentured servitude, twenty-first-century style. But Harvey's death doesn't let Clare out of her contract with the firm; instead it brings her a new, odious multimillionaire client, and Tony Sonterra, homicide detective and local heartthrob, who's not above using a murder investigation to get back into Clare's life. Jump-starting her affair with Tony is the last thing Clare needs -- she's got enough on her plate raising her niece, Emma, without throwing a bull-headed cop into the mix. Then Clare gets the news that may convince her Tony is exactly what she needs: Emma's father has been released from prison, and he's intent on seeing his daughter. Though she could never persuade the police to believe her, Clare is convinced that James Arren murdered her sister. Clare is determined to find evidence that will put James Arren away for good, but Tony is just as determined to keep her safe, after another murder -- clearly meant to target Clare -- rocks the law firm. With no real leads, too many suspects, and a growing chain of menacing violence, Clare finds that teaming up with the devil she knows is her only option -- one that's just too attractive to resist. With the same rich storytelling style that has captivated readers worldwide, Linda Lael Miller delivers a page-turning blend of heated passion and captivating suspense.
In this dramatic new novel following the bestselling The Dark Tide, a drive-by shooting rocks the posh suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut, and an innocent bystander is left dead.Detective Ty Hauck plunges into what seems like a vicious case of retribution and follows the trail to a sinister gambling scheme at an upstate casino. Until Annie Fletcher, a young restaurateur in the midst of rebuilding her life, witnesses something she shouldn't have-and immediately runs to him with what she knows. Suddenly, Hauck is pulled into a rising storm far greater than it first appeared-a storm wide enough to encompass corruption inside Greenwich's circle of wealthy and powerful citizens. And punishing enough to consume Hauck's own family, and tear brothers apart forever . . . if it doesn't kill them first.Don't Look Twice is a gripping story of profiteering on an international scale and an emotionally resonant domestic thriller from one of the hottest new talents in suspense fiction.
As Diane Kurasik nears the rapids of her fortieth birthday, it seems her world is taking on the bittersweet tones of a life-change comedy from the 1970s, something starring Glenda Jackson or Jill Clayburgh. The director of a Greenwich Village revival house cinema and a single woman who has watched everyone else move on, Diane is reminded daily of her status and her limitations. Clearly there is some lesson she was supped to lave learned by now, but what it is continues to elude her. Vladimir Hurtado Padrón has troubles of his own. Although he fled Cuba a decade earlier, he still can't convince his estranged wife in Havana to grant him a divorce. When Diane meets and falls for Vladimir, he is up front about the stalemate in his personal life, letting her make her own decisions. Diane considers the minor role he has to offer and wonders: Would Ingrid Bergman put up with this? An eviction notice jolts Diane out of her home and her routine-aren't all New York stories ultimately about real estate? Diane shuttles between the couches of friends and family, dodging advice and criticism in equal measure and touring countless fatally flawed Manhattan apartments. Meanwhile, Vladimir refuses to succumb to nostalgia as he deals with the exile's dilemma: What happens when you can't go home? Then an unexpected visitor from Vladimir's past arrives on the scene and becomes captivated by Diane just as her ardor for Vladimir is cooling. Diane considers returning his affections, and wonders if she's lost her mind. An unabashed valentine to cinema, Don't Make a Scene is a sparkling, witty novel that asks, Do movies satisfy the yearning, or merely fan the flames? Valerie Block uses tart humor and a deceptively light touch in this fiercely intelligent look at how the movies shape and haunt us, and what happens when the eternal allure of classic movies collides with the daily indignities of contemporary life. Don't Make a Sceneis a refreshing comedy about finding fascination, irritation, and joy in unexpected places.
"Don't even try to make me smile about this," Charlie Hickle warns his parents. They've just dropped a major bombshell: They're getting a divorce -- and they expect him to be happy for them! Well, Charlie has some big news for Mom and Dad: he's not going to let them get away with this! Instead of being cheerful, he launches a campaign to show them how he really feels. He refuses to eat this mother's cooking. He causes trouble in school. He makes nasty remarks about his father's shabby new apartment. But no matter what he does, his parents just don't seem to get the picture. Isn't it obvious they're ruining his life?From the Trade Paperback edition.
Web-usability expert Steve Krug updates his classic guide to designing intuitive navigation for the ideal user experience.
A fascinating look at how the public's business has been handled in Chicago .
Teaching children about paper, paint, crayons, felt pens, chalk, printing, collages, holiday and special art, with an index to the projects described.
Wearing nothing but a red bow¿that¿s how social worker Noelle Bradenton wanted to find Chicago cop Mark Santori under her Christmas tree! Delicious Mark could jingle her bells any time, except he was investigating the disappearance of toys from the women¿s shelter where she worked. And all signs pointed to the thief being St. Nick himself! Following a lead, Noelle and Mark set out to a town called Christmas to track down the Santa impersonator. With both of them staying at the Candy Cane Inn, Noelle had visions of a naked Mark dancing in her head. And she doubted she¿d be able to wait until Christmas morning before discovering just how delectable a package Mark was¿
The authority on panic and anxiety-newly revised and expanded Are you one of the more than nineteen million Americans who suffer from anxiety? Don't panic. Newly revised and expanded, this edition offers a straightforward and remarkably effective self-help program for overcoming panic and coping with anxious fears. With insight and compassion, Reid Wilson, Ph.D., demystifies anxiety attacks and provides indispensable advice, including: how a panic attack happens, what causes it, and how it can affect your life how to recognize, manage, and control the moment of panic how to control the chronic muscle tensions that increase anxiety how to conquer fear and face problems with confidence how to decide which medication is right for you how to establish reachable goals and rediscover the joy of living
Explores the causes and effects of stress and offers practical approaches and techniques for dealing with stress in daily life.
Don't Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Benchby Mark Titus
An irreverent, hilarious insider's look at big-time NCAA basketball, through the eyes of the nation's most famous benchwarmer and author of the popular blog ClubTrillion.com (3.6m visits!). Mark Titus holds the Ohio State record for career wins, and made it to the 2007 national championship game. You would think Titus would be all over the highlight reels. You'd be wrong. In 2006, Mark Titus arrived on Ohio State's campus as a former high school basketball player who aspired to be an orthopedic surgeon. Somehow, he was added to the elite Buckeye basketball team, given a scholarship, and played alongside seven future NBA players on his way to setting the record for most individual career wins in Ohio State history. Think that's impressive? In four years, he scored a grand total of nine--yes, nine--points. This book will give readers an uncensored and uproarious look inside an elite NCAA basketball program from Titus's unique perspective. In his four years at the end of the bench, Mark founded his wildly popular blog Club Trillion, became a hero to all guys picked last, and even got scouted by the Harlem Globetrotters. Mark Titus is not your average basketball star. This is a wild and completely true story of the most unlikely career in college basketball. A must-read for all fans of March Madness and college sports!
An international collection of ghost stories and spooky tales by such authors as Susan Cooper, Roberto Piumini, and Bjarne Reuter.
By turns wistful and funny, the poems in this collection capture the ups and downs of school life with uncanny accuracy. In the tradition of If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand, these poems, complemented by lively drawings, speak to children's hearts, to their fears, and to the special joys found in every corner of a classroom. Ages 7-11.
Fifteen-year-old Lucy Weber doesn't think it's fair that she has to change her life to help fulfill her parents' dream. When Lucy, her brothers, and her parents leave New York City to run the Scottwood Inn on the cape in Massachusetts, Lucy tries to keep her sense of humor and help her parents. But life at the inn isn't easy, and Lucy is really unhappy. Will Lucy weather the crises at the inn or return to New York City? And no matter what she decides, will her parents agree?
Groomed by a covert group of elite killers, Damon left the secret society to join the FBI after a mission went brutally wrong and an innocent woman died. When his brother is arrested for murder, Damon investigates and finds a Jane Doe who holds the key to the case, along with a darker terror -- one that threatens to expose Damon's deadly secrets and destroy them all. Despite the danger, he's drawn to the nameless beauty, igniting a passion that burns hot between them. But with a madman out to silence her forever, Damon knows he must deny their love. And to stop the man responsible, he must return to the one place he has desperately tried to leave behind -- the dark shadows of a killer's mind. . .
Dont Tell A Soul. . . In a remote, heavily wooded area near the Berkshires of Massachusetts, Rachel Lorant died on her birthday. But she didnt die alone. That night, her four sorority sisters make a solemn, trembling pledge. They will never reveal what has just happened in those woods--ever. Instead, they will take their terrible secret to their graves. . . Dont Think About The Past. . . Now, ten years later, their secret is coming back to haunt them as each receives a card in the mail from Rachel: "Happy Birthday to Me. xoxo R. " Its clear that someone knows what happened that night. Someone is stalking them and sending mysterious, chilling gifts that only they can understand--deadly warnings of what is to come. For the sins of the past have come back with a vengeance, and a killer will see that they all pay in blood. . . And Whatever You Do--Dont Scream. . . Brynn Costello has never felt such pure fear. She didnt want any part in what happened so long ago, but now, the mother of two will do anything to stay alive and protect her family--even if it means matching wits with a killer she cant see. . . a twisted psychopath who is closer than she thinks and who is saving her death for last. . . Wendy Corsi Staub is the author of ten novels of suspense, including the New York Times bestsellers The Final Victim and She Loves Me Not. She is currently working on her next suspense novel.
Karen Pryor's clear and entertaining explanation of behavioral training methods made Don't Shoot the Dog!a bestselling classic. Now this revised edition presents more of her insights into animal--and human--behavior. A groundbreaking behavioral scientist and dynamic animal trainer, Karen Pryor is a powerful proponent of the principles and practical uses of positive reinforcement in teaching new behaviors. Here are the secrets of changing behavior in pets, kids--even yourself--without yelling, threats, force, punishment, guilt trips. . . or shooting the dog: *The principles of the revolutionary "clicker training" method, which owes its phenomenal success to its immediacy of response--so there is no question what action you are rewarding *8 methods of ending undesirable habits--from furniture-clawing cats to sloppy roommates *The 10 laws of "shaping" behavior-for results without strain or pain through "affection training" *Tips for house-training the dog, improving your tennis game, or dealing with an impossible teen *Explorations of exciting new uses for reinforcement training Learn why pet owners rave, "This book changed our lives!" and how these pioneering techniques can work for you too.
As devoted readers of Adriana Trigiani's New York Times bestselling novels know, this "seemingly effortless storyteller" (Boston Globe) frequently draws inspiration from her own family history, in particular from the lives of her two remarkable grandmothers, who have found their way into all Trigiani's cherished novels. In Don't Sing at the Table, this much-beloved writer has gathered their estimable life lessons, revealing how her grandmothers' simple values have shaped her own life, sharing the experiences, humor, and wisdom of her beloved mentors to delight readers of all ages. Lucia Spada Bonicelli (Lucy) and Yolanda Perin Trigiani (Viola) lived through the twentieth century from beginning to end as working women who juggled careers and motherhood. From the factory line to the family table, Lucy and Viola, the very definition of modern women, cut a path for their granddaughter by demonstrating moxie and pluck in their fearless approach to life, love, and overcoming obstacles. Lucy's and Viola's traditions and spiritual fortitude will encourage you to hold on to the values that make life rich and beautiful. Their entrepreneurial spirit will inspire you to take risks and reap the rewards. And their remarkable resilience in the face of tragedy will be a source of strength and comfort. Trigiani visits the past to seek answers to the essential questions that define the challenges women face today at work and at home. This is a primer, grand-mother to granddaughter, filled with everyday wisdom and life lessons that are truly "tiramisu for the soul" (The Examiner), handed down with care and built to last. Includes an excerpt from Adriana Trigian's novel The Shoemaker's Wife.
From the book jacket: "Within an hour of finishing this book, I found myself using some of the things I had learned. I recommend it to anyone who has ever wanted to help a friend who was hurting but didn't know what to do or say." Rev. Darren Walker First United Methodist Church Glen Rose, Texas "Dr. Haugk draws on his own pain, as well as research with thousands of others, to offer simple, practical ways to relate to those who are suffering." Sandy Gagliardi St. Luke's Episcopal Church Hilton Head Island, South Carolina "We are all called to care. This book provides the critical tools, understanding, and compassion we need to be a help and comfort to others. A must-read for everyone!" Michael L. Russo St. Rochus Catholic Parish Johnstown, Pennsylvania "No fluff, just compelling reading on the art of intelligent sensitivity toward those who are suffering." Dr. Mary Ann Bowman First Presbyterian Church Sarasota, Florida "This book stands head and shoulders above any other on how to care for those who suffer. Its warm, practical approach shows us how we can be Jesus Christ Incarnate to hurting people." Barbara Lambert Altamesa Church of Christ Fort Worth, Texas
Babysitting is one of the most popular part-time jobs for teens, but caring for kids is no easy feat. Offering a ton of useful tips, this funny, modern no-nonsense guide covers all the basics any babysitting hopeful needs to know, and much more. Includes: What to expect from kids age 0 to 10 Tips for finding (and keeping) the perfect babysitting gig Advice on how to deal with everything from emergencies to dirty diapers Strategies for communicating with parents Real-life stories from teens about their experiences on the job PLUS: A babysitting personality quiz, helpful fill-in sheets, and kid-friendly recipes teens can use to make mealtime more fun!
"Tell yourself the cold truth--she's a tramp!" Clay Stuart flinched. "I guess we've been enemies too long to be polite to each other, Kay." Kay's voice was heated. "For years I've been your doormat, secretary, armor, weapon...everything you needed." But Kay knew that was not entirely true. Even that first time they'd gone to bed--and how many women had he had since?--he'd been a blister of hurt and rages, ready to burst, and even then she'd known he needed something more. And now he had it--in Joanne Stark, tease and tramp. And Joanne Stark was destroying him--destroying Clay Stuart, the guy who was known as Big Daddy Sex, sniffing out all the broads for miles around. "If you ever manage to get rid of her," Kay said, "you'll never know how lucky you are." "Yeah," Clay said. "God knows I'm lucky. I stink with luck."
Children will discover simple ways to manage the demands of school, friends, and family in this collection of fifty-six thoughtful mini essays. Each page contains one easy-to-read suggestion to combat stress.
From the back cover: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and it's all small stuff is a book that shows you how to keep from letting the little things in life drive you crazy. Dr. Richard Carlson using an insightful language shows ways to calm down in the midst of your incredibly,hurried, stress-filled life.
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