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THE COWBOY WHISPERER Deep down, Jillian has always known she couldn't be a wife and mother. After the pain she's experienced in past relationships, she can't risk the heartbreak. But she has her animals and her special gift, which has brought her to Via Del Caballo, California. The tiniest sign tells her everything an animal is feeling. To observers, it's uncanny. To Wes Landon, the stories of the gorgeous "horse whisperer" are so much mumbo jumbo. Then he sees Jillian in action, charming horses, dogs...even him. When his brand-new baby daughter is left in his care, Wes has hopes that Jillian would want to be part of his family. But the closer he tries to get to her, the more she pulls away. Can he convince her to take a leap of faith?
A worldly rancher seeks shelter with a small-town woman-and gets snowed in! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Sara Orwig! When a blizzard strands rancher Josh Calhoun at a tiny Texas inn, it's not boredom that makes him notice innocent Abby Donovan. There's something about the B & B's owner, with her ponytail and sweet smile. Now Josh can't stop wanting her...or kissing her. He refuses to say goodbye... When the roads clear, Abby lets herself be whisked away-to New York City, to Josh's vast Texas ranch, to a wealthy world she's never known. Will she stay with the tempting cowboy? Or return to the life she left behind?
For two thousand years, vampire elder Stacia has roamed on her own, haunted by the betrayal that turned her into a creature of the night. Her nights looming empty and eternal, Stacia longs for love, but settles for quick bites and sinful pleasures in South Beach. Until she comes face-to-face with the unforgettable DEA agent she once brought back from the brink of death. Alex Garcia knows that demons exist-the real kind, the kind that are kidnapping women and selling them into slavery. Finding those victims is his focus-not a beautiful seductress whose otherworldly abilities can't possibly be real. But when Stacia summons all her powers to prove what she really is, Alex will summon all his to believe in the vampire's kiss....
Beyond the limits of sight, magical beings live in the Forbidden Realm. The two worlds were once connected, but the desires of man forced their separation. Now, desire may bring them back together . . . Aliya is a mermaid with an obsession. Though contact with humans is strictly forbidden, she can't seem to stay away from the incredibly handsome Devin, who visits her lake night after night. Her body and soul have never been drawn to anyone like this before. Deciding that her longing for Devin is worth the risk, she goes to him. As their lust for each other deepens, Aliya grows to need his touch as much as she needs water.Devin believed Aliya was a perfect fantasy his mind created-until the breathtaking mermaid swims to shore. Courtesy of a magical wish, Aliya is newly human, and she and Devin give in to their passion again and again. But Aliya's mortal form is only temporary. If they don't have the strength to part ways when the time comes, their illicit love could rock the balance between the realms forever . . .
How far can I go? It's the question of a generation wanting straight answers. Often the very questions we ask reveal our hearts better than anything else. In Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry, Lisa Bevere tackles these tough issues by moving us from rules to relationship. There is no question we need a renewal of purity, but what we're doing is not working.How far can you go? Ask yourself: What do you ultimately want? Immediate and temporary gratification that wanes with the passage of time? Or passion and exclusive intimacy that endures and intensifies?God wants to move us beyond the restraint of the law (which arouses sin) and plant us into a garden of longing -- where our sexuality and passion is carefully guarded and cultivated until the time for its awakening. This is a book for every daughter in waiting and every woman who has never known desire in her life and marriage.
Stone Barrington is back in New York, and after a rather harrowing sojourn in Key West, he's looking to stay closer to home and work on some simple divorce and custody cases for Woodman & Weld. But when he crosses paths with a fetching Broadway actress-and sometime lip model- Stone gets a little more deeply involved with business than he'd expected. When his new lady love turns out to be a lady with a shady past, Stone and downtown cop Dino Bacchetti realize that her beauty may have an unusually high price. . . .
It Couldn't Have Happened to an Unlikelier Guy...Congratulations, Patrick Stuart! You survived the 'hood. Became a hometown hero. And you've just been awarded a classy new van to chauffeur you down Easy Street in style! Your van was delivered to another Pat-"Trisha"-Stewart, who neatly palmed the key to your freewheeling future.Caution: This gutsy blond social worker could prove hazardous to your bachelorhood. She's meltingly kind. Infinitely kissable. And knee-deep in mouthy underprivileged kids you'd give anything-even your van-to avoid! So drive carefully. For once you two go parking, can a Big Daddy bumper sticker be far behind?
Orphaned British teenager Scarlett Wakefield postpones her romance with the handsome son of the school groundskeeper in order to travel to Scotland with her American sidekick, Taylor, in search of clues to the murder of a boy who dropped dead after kissing Scarlett.
Kissing is an art form. A great kiss can stop traffic, start a five-alarm fire, and feel like Times Square on New Year's Eve. Get your smooch on with all the different tricks and tips in this handy guide. Bestselling author and columnist Violet Blue helps readers choose - and perfect - their very own unforgettable kissing style. Learn how to time a kiss perfectly, how to deliver (and receive) a first kiss, and how to ask for kisses with body language. Recognize when someone wants to kiss you, when to build tension, and when to take your kiss to the next level. Discover all the secrets and foolproof techniques for the perfect kiss in this indispensable guide to an overlooked sensual art.
[From the dust jacket:] "Unlike quite a number of people, Agatha had not given up on Christmas. To have the perfect Christmas had been a childhood dream whilst surviving a rough upbringing in a Birmingham slum. Holly berries glistened, snow fell gently outside, and inside, all was Dickensian jollity. And in her dreams, James Lacey kissed her under the mistletoe, and, like a middle-aged sleeping beauty, she would awake to passion once more....Agatha Raisin is bored. Her detective agency in the Cotswolds is thriving, but she'll scream if she has to deal with another missing cat or dog. Only two things seem to offer potential excitement: the upcoming Christmas festivities and her ex, James Lacey. This year she is sure that if she invites James to a really splendid, old-fashioned Christmas dinner, their love will rekindle like a warm Yule log. When a wealthy widow hires Agatha because she's convinced a member of her family is trying to kill her, Agatha is intrigued--especially when the widow drops dead after high tea at the manor house. Who in this rather sterile house, complete with fake family portraits, could have hated the old lady enough to poison her? Agatha sets out to find the murderer, all the while managing a pretty teenage trainee who makes her feel old and planning for a picture-perfect Christmas, with James, with all the trimmings, and perhaps even snow." She's vulnerable and critical, generous and jealous, flirtatious and insecure, outspoken and brooding, stylish and frumpy, but always curious and always funny. That's irrepressible Agatha raisin, at the end of middle age and fighting old age for all she's worth! Have some fun and indulge in reading Agatha's many other encounters with mystery. Read the other books in the Agatha Raisin series available from Bookshare.
Life in "Dullsville" has become far from dull for goth-girl Raven. After meeting Alexander Sterling -- a night-thriving, shadowy dream guy -- her dark world suddenly has a bright glow. But as in her favorite movie, "Kissing Coffins", Raven knows that love always has its complications. And Alexander has a secret-a secret she must quietly guard. When he mysteriously disappears, Raven finds herself on a dangerous chase to find him. What she encounters is more terrifying than she could have imagined-including a life-transforming decision she may not be ready to sink her teeth into.
Bode DeLong knows that his playboy brother Bram isn't really in love with Miss Comfort Kennedy, even though it's clear that she's enamored with him. With Bram's motives for the engagement suspect, Bode figures the safest place for Comfort to be is in his arms. Now, Bode just needs to convince Comfort that the childhood fancy she has for his brother is no match for the incredible desire that sparks between them every time they touch.
From early on, Tara Sullivan had her worries. For years she was plagued by anxieties, but she managed to behave like an almost normal girl. Then, when she was eleven, Tara heard the phrase that changed her life: Step on a crack, break your mother's back. Before she knew it, Tara was counting the cracks everywhere she went. Over time, her "quirks" changed -- and multiplied, as she developed small rituals that made her feel better.
With the same pithy but eloquent observations characteristic of Jordan's classic poetry collections,Things that I Do in the Dark and Living Room,and her notable essay collections,Civil WarsandTechnical Difficulties, Kissing God Goodbyewill strike a universal chord as it witnesses the pain, confusion, and passion of what it's like to live in our society at the twilight of the twentieth century. June Jordan's many selves, as poet, essayist, feminist, and activist come together here in a collection of poetry that is alternately lyrical, magical, shockingly spare, pungently political, yet universally resonate. Beautiful love poems are interspersed with poems about Bosnia, Africa, urban America, Clarence Thomas, affirmative action, her mother's suicide, and Jordan's bout with breast cancer. This collection of poetry will be warmly welcomed by June Jordan loyalists and new readers who will thrill to discover a voice that has been described as one of the "most gifted poets of the late twentieth century. "
When you've been best friends for four years, when you finish each other's sentences, laugh at the same jokes, and share a secret cure for hiccups, what could ever come between you? A kiss. Lissa and Kate had spent almost every day together since they were twelve. But then one night last summer, Kate leaned in to kiss Lissa, and Lissa kissed her back. Now Kate is pretending that her friend doesn't exist, and it is Lissa who needs a secret cure for her feelings and confusion. With the help of a book on lucid dreaming, a flaky new friend who claims to be an alien abductee, and her own keen sense of humor, Lissa discovers that there isn't a cure for life-and that sometimes falling in love with the wrong person is the only way to find your footing.
Edmund Fitz Clare has kept his vampire nature a secret from his family-and Estelle Berenger, the woman he loves. But a vampire war threatens to expose him and destroy all he holds dear.
From Melbourne's gleaming skyscrapers to its throbbing nightclubs, Riley Jenson's world is raging with danger and desire. A drop-dead-gorgeous werewolf-with a touch of vamp coursing in her blood-Riley works for an organization created to police the supernatural races. But when she wakes up naked and bruised in a barren alley, she knows only that she must run for her life. Within moments Riley collides with the sexiest man she's ever seen: steely, seductive Kade, who is fighting a life-and-death battle of his own. With old lovers and enemies gathering around her, Riley knows she is being pursued by a new kind of criminal. Because in Riley's blood is a secret that could create the ultimate warrior-if only she can survive her own dangerous desires.... From the Paperback edition.
Senior year is flying by, the prom is approaching, and Dana, her best friend -- Avra -- and Avra's boyfriend, Emil, are about to encounter the pains and pleasures of that intricate beehive called adult life. While Dana plans on college, Avra plots escape once school is over -- and plans to take Emil along for the ride. What does Emil want? He's not saying. Dana studies bees for a biology project, fascinated by their habits and their mythological imagery -- but in real life, emotions can sting, and while two's company, these three may just become a crowd. As Dana reminds us, in every hive there is only one queen bee.
"[Her] poems startle on every page: at times they bring your heart to your throat."-Peter Dale Scott
THE INSTANT KEVIN Watts sees the new girl he falls head over heels in love. Not only is Vanessa is gorgeous, sophisticated, and intelligent, but she's also into photography just like Kevin. He's sure they'd be perfect for each other . . . if it weren't for one, major glitch. Kevin is "Mr. Background," upstaged by nearly every one else in school. How can an average guy like Kevin ever hope to win over a girl like Vanessa? Enter Kevin's friend Jack, self-professed babe magnet and relationship gur...
By the time Henry Kissinger was made secretary of state in 1973, he had become, according to the Gallup Poll, the most admired person in America and one of the most unlikely celebrities ever to capture the world's imagination. Yet Kissinger was also reviled by large segments of the American public, ranging from liberal intellectuals to conservative activists. Kissinger explores the relationship between this complex man's personality and the foreign policy he pursued. Drawing on extensive interviews with Kissinger as well as 150 other sources, including U.S. presidents and his business clients, this first full-length biography makes use of many of Kissinger's private papers and classified memos to tell his uniquely American story. The result is an intimate narrative, filled with surprising revelations, that takes this grandly colorful statesman from his childhood as a persecuted Jew in Nazi Germany, through his tortured relationship with Richard Nixon, to his later years as a globe-trotting business consultant.
The factors which influenced foreign policy under Nixon and Carter.
HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO The rancher and the runaway... Who'd ever have guessed Kit had her very own guardian angel-and that he'd be wearing spurs? But rancher Jarod Banning had saved Kit's life, offering her what she needed most: a place to hide! For weeks someone had been sending her threatening letters-the police were clueless, and so Kit decided to disappear! And that was how she met Jarod Banning. Jarod Banning might be a full-time doctor and part-time rancher but he was certainly all man! Kit had known him less than twenty-four hours, but right now he was the only person she trusted. In Jarod's arms Kit felt safe, but was she now in a different kind of danger: falling in love with a hero who wasn't hers to hold? "Winters weaves a magical spell that is unforgettable..."-Affaire de Coeur Rebecca Winters is the Utah Writer of the Year 1995, winning the Isolde Carlsen Award for Excellence. HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO
TRAPPERS' TREASURE! The high point of any trapper's year was the summer rendezvous, the annual gathering where mountain men from all over the frontier met to trade the pelts they had risked their lives for. But for Kit Carson, the real danger lay in getting to the rendezvous. He was leading a party of trappers, all of them weighed down with a year's worth of furs. That was enough to make them a tempting target for any killer on the trailespecially when the trail led through Blackfoot territory.
13 tales from the city of San Diego, California in the 1800s.