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In polite society, the rules forbid young ladies to pursue their own passions and pleasures. But some rules are made to be broken . . . A DESPERATE CHARADE . . . To escape an unwanted marriage, Lady Viola Gambol flees to London and poses as a maid in a boarding house. Little does she know that the 'boarding house' is actually a brothel-until the owner auctions Viola off to the highest bidder! Viola vows to fight off the auction's winner, Julian Devize-but her immense attraction to the scoundrel is making that very hard to do . . . A SEDUCTIVE ENCOUNTER . . . Julian was hired to find missing heiress Viola Gambol, but first he must rescue his brother from a house of ill repute. When Julian sees the alluring maid being sold like a slave, he impulsively makes a bid to protect her honor. Julian has no idea that the woman he saved is the one he's been hired to find. But his honorable intentions take a scandalous turn as temptation leads to unrelenting pleasure . . .
Desperately seeking a husband . . . Suzette is not like other heiresses; she wants a poor husband, a gentleman who will be so grateful for her dowry that he will allow her access to it so that she can pay off her father's gambling debts. When this alluring beauty encounters Daniel Woodrow-handsome, titled, single . . . and even more impoverished than she could have hoped for-it seems Suzette's wildest dreams have come true. But Daniel has not been truthful. Tired of being accosted by an endless stream of vapid coquettes and their fortune-hunting mothers, Daniel has decided to plead poverty to stop them in their tracks. Yet here is a most refreshing and delectable lady, who claims to be thrilled by his penury. Now all Daniel has to do to find true happiness is to keep a little white lie alive . . . while avoiding a villain who's determined to prevent this union by any means necessary.
Brianna Waverly had barely escaped death once. So she had little choice but to accept the protection of former navy SEAL Troy Sinclair. Spirited away to a tiny cabin, her safe house was as far removed from her heiress lifestyle as she could imagine. And her bodyguard so much more exciting than any man she'd ever known. Troy wasn't pleased to be playing house when danger lurked behind every door. Especially when the woman he had to protect was proving impossible to resist. But emotion was an entanglement he couldn't afford. . . because the ultimate price would be their lives.
Though heiress Farren Gage exuded a sensuous femininity that made him ache, Elam Rhule didn't need another notch on his belt. He had to eliminate a target and prevent a terrorist attack. Besides, he couldn't fall for another delicate beauty. Farren was wrong for him. Completely wrong. Farren hadn't traveled to Turkey to find love. She'd come to discover why some foreigner wanted the millions she'd just inherited. So getting involved with an on-the-go sniper who operated outside the law was out of the question, right? Wrong. As their mission heated up so did their desire, and it looked as though two wrongs might just make the most perfect right. . . .
LIBERTY JUDD IS A RULE BREAKER The Chicago heiress has shaken off the trappings of society-and the man who crushed her heart-to follow her artistic dreams. But when Gerrett Divine suddenly reappears in her life, she can't ignore the way she still feels about him. Architect Gerrett Divine IV has always been the dutiful son-that's why he plans to marry a woman he doesn't love. But when he meets Liberty again, that resolve is severely tested. Can he go through with an arranged marriage just to please his family, or will he make a leap of faith and choose the free-spirited woman who captivates him?
Terms of the Will To keep her cherished childhood home, Samantha Everard must marry by her twenty-fifth birthday. Yet she refuses to marry on a whim, not even to save her fortune. When she returns to Dallsten Manor to say goodbye, the last person she expects to see is her handsome, disapproving neighbor William Wentworth, Earl of Kendrick.Will is certain the scandalous Everard family is nothing but trouble. He shouldn't care about Samantha's predicament, but her feistiness and kindheartedness intrigue him-as does her refusal to wed. He wants to help, especially when he perceives the threat that surrounds her. Soon his greatest wish is to persuade Samantha that her true home is with him.
Who would have thought a simple bean could do so much? Heirloom bean expert Steve Sando provides descriptions of the many varieties now available, from Scarlet Runners to the spotted Eye of the Tiger beans. Nearly 90 recipes in the book will entice readers to cook up bowls of heartwarming Risotto and Cranberry Beans with Pancetta, or Caribbean Black Bean Soup. Close-up photos of the beans make them easy to identify. Packed with protein, fiber, and vitamins, these little treasures are the perfect addition to any meal.
When Washington newspaper editor Colin Burke learns that the president, despite official denials, is planning to sell advanced PAC-3 missiles to Saudi Arabia, he runs an expose--and sets in motion a series of events that ignites the tinderbox of Saudi politics. From an acclaimed author of international thrillers comes a page-turner of Middle Eastern and American intrigue.
Marc Huntington needs to protect his ancestral estate when he discovers it's being sold out from under him. Luckily, keeping an eye on the main competition is no hardship: Torie Sands is as beautiful as she is secretive....Torie grew up as the butler's daughter on the Huntington estate and she's back to clear her family name-not to fall for enigmatic Marc all over again! How will she gain the trust of this hard, suspicious man, whose years as a navy SEAL have left him wounded and wary?
In the world of Football, there is no individual award so revered as the Heisman Trophy. Every year since 1935, one player has run, thrown, or kicked his way into the pantheon of American sport. This book tells their stories.
A captivating new short story from Hugo Award winner Will McIntosh. An unlikely crew has met up in Las Vegas to pull off the ultimate robbery. The target? Life itself.
The Ultimate Heist Kiki SwinsonAccustomed to a life of luxury, Shannon Marshall is devastated to lose everything after her husband, Todd, is sent to prison for gun running. So when Todd plans the ultimate stickup from behind bars, Shannon's ready to put her neck on the line. But she'll have to pull off the hustle of a lifetime and play one dangerous gangster who always gets what he wants. . . Robyn Banks De'Nesha DiamondDEA Agent Jordan Hayes has spent a lifetime trying to hide her real identity and her family's criminal past. But then sexy and mysterious Keston Bishop strolls into her life and turns everything upside down. Despite being addicted to the danger that radiates from Keston, Jordan quickly discovers that she's not the only one with the kind of secrets that could cost her everything. . . "Kiki captures the heat of the streets. " --Wahida Clark"Diamonds's hairpin plot twists, snappy dialogue, sultry sex scenes, and colorful, often hilarious characters keep the pages turning. " --"Publishers Weekly"
The life of Helen Keller told in this biography also contains brief historical highlights that help illuminate certain concepts discussed in the book.
Focusing on her childhood years, this biography is about Helen Keller who overcame her handicaps with the help of her teacher Anne Sullivan. Juvenile literature.
A different portrayal of Keller, who is usually remembered for her work aiding blind and deaf-blind people. Deaf and blind herself from the age of 19 months, Keller did indeed devote her adult life to helping those similarly afflicted - she was also a crusading Socialist, championing the poor and oppressed from all walks of life and leading a fight against the less obvious evil of social blindness. John Davis has collected her political writing and speeches, including her arguments for women's suffrage, her opposition to the world wars and support for Eugene V. Debs.
A lush, seductive novel of the legendary beauty whose face "launched a thousand ships" Daughter of a god, wife of a king, prize of antiquity's bloodiest war, Helen of Troy has inspired artists for millennia. Now Margaret George, the highly acclaimed bestselling historical novelist, has turned her intelligent, perceptive eye to the myth that is Helen of Troy. Margaret George breathes new life into the great Homeric tale by having Helen narrate her own story. Through her eyes and in her voice, we experience the young Helen's discovery of her divine origin and her terrifying beauty. While hardly more than a girl, Helen married the remote Spartan king Menelaus and bore him a daughter. By the age of twenty, the world's most beautiful woman was resigned to a passionless marriage-until she encountered the handsome Trojan prince Paris. And once the lovers flee to Troy, war, murder, and tragedy become inevitable. In Helen of Troy, Margaret George has captured a timeless legend in a mesmerizing tale of a woman whose life was destined to create strife-and destroy civilizations.
For 3,000 years, the woman known as Helen of Troy has been both the ideal symbol of beauty and a reminder of the terrible power beauty can wield. In her search for the identity behind this mythic figure, acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes uses Homer's account of Helen's life to frame her own investigation. Tracing the cultural impact that Helen has had on both the ancient world and Western civilization, Hughes explores Helen's role and representations in literature and in art throughout the ages. This is a masterly work of historical inquiry about one of the world's most famous women.
Helena is the intelligent, horse-mad daughter of a British chieftain who is thrown into marriage with the man who will one day become the Roman emperor Constantius. Leaving home for lands unknown, she spends her adulthood seeking truth in the religions, mythologies, and philosophies of the declining ancient world, and becomes initiated into Christianity just as it is recognized as the religion of the Roman Empire. Helena-a novel that Evelyn Waugh considered to be his favorite, and most ambitious, work-deftly traverses the forces of corruption, treachery, enlightenment, and political intrigue of Imperial Rome as it brings to life an inspiring heroine.
"A planet-stomping space opera that bursts off the page like a tactical nuke."-John Birmingham, author of Weapons of ChoiceThe Hammer Worlds-the most brutal and oppressive interstellar government in the universe-have hijacked the Federated Worlds cruise ship Mumtaz, seizing its valuable terraforming cargo and damning its passengers to mining the moons of the prison planet known as Hell. For Junior Lieutenant Michael Helfort and the crew aboard deep space scout vessel 387, the mission is clear: infiltrate enemy territory, locate the Mumtaz, and rescue the prisoners.The odds are appalling, and the damage will probably be fatal, but victory is nonnegotiable-especially for Helfort, whose mother and sister were on the Mumtaz. And Michael Helfort will be damned if he'll let his family rot on the moons of Hell.From the Paperback edition.
He thought Hell was the worst they could throw at him.He was wrong.Back from tangling with the Hammer of Kraa, the most brutal, trigger-happy tyrants in humanspace, Junior Lieutenant Michael Helfort is assigned to the Federated Worlds heavy cruiser Ishaq, which is struggling to rise to the threat posed by a newly resurgent Hammer. Aboard the floundering ship, Helfort is coming to grips with a painful injury and the unpleasant truth that nobody likes a young hero-least of all senior officers.Without warning, the Ishaq and twenty-seven Fed merchant ships are blown apart in a horrific ambush, the first step in the Hammer's master strategy to destroy the hated Federated Worlds. Michael and a pitiful remnant of the Ishaq's crew escape the inferno. The Feds have no idea who's behind the heinous attack, and the Hammer are determined to keep it that way, consigning the Ishaq's survivors to a prison camp deep in the wilderness of the Hammer's home planet. No one's getting out alive to derail the Hammer's lethal master plan-especially not the FedWorlds hero who so humiliated them on the battlefield. It's payback time, and the Hammers intend to throw their entire space fleet into destroying Michael Helfort and the Federated Worlds. Too bad it won't be enough.From the Paperback edition.
FBI Agent Andy Fisher has little respect for authority and even less love for paperwork. While his supervisors object to his unorthodox methods, they cannot argue with his results: he has just saved New York City from a terrorist attack. Fisher is in the Big Apple when he learns that an old girlfriend, Kathy Feder, has been shot dead. Kathy's the only woman Fisher ever truly loved, and he's not about to just watch the NYPD conduct the official investigation. Armed with a pack of Camels and enough caffeine to kill an elephant, Fisher is determined to find out who killed Kathy and why. Kathy was a key employee of Icarus Sun Works, and her death threatens to delay the launch of a satellite that will harvest solar energy and beam it to earth as electricity. When perfected, the technology will power entire cities for literally pennies. And the energy will be clean: no more BP disasters, no more Fukushima catastrophes. The launch proceeds, but the rocket carrying the satellite into space mysteriously explodes. Fisher learns that it was sabotaged as part of an intricate Chinese campaign to destroy the project and steal the technology. As he delves deeper into the conspiracy, against his better judgment, Fisher starts to fall for the woman who designed the rocket. The irascible, overcaffeinated FBI agent must save his new love from assassination--and protect the satellite system from a deadly plot that will stop at nothing to destroy it.
An unknown, virulent disease breaks out in a major American city. The symptoms are brief, violent, and usually fatal. The source of the disease is traced to a makeshift laboratory in Philadelphia.
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