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The author of the number-one New York Times bestseller How to Have More in a Have-Not World gives us her most passionate--and personal--book yet. In her trademark witty, straight-talking style, Terry Cole-Whittaker reveals a seven-step program that teaches readers to become the successful, happy people God has designed them to be.
When a sex tape leaks on the Internet, image trumps love and passion in this sultry novel about the complications of mixing business with pleasure. Lena Paskin and Jason Armstrong have a commuter relationship. Living and loving apart has been a win-win for each of them. Lena has been working to build her high-profile reputation as a businesswoman at her father's broadcasting company, while Jason has dedicated his time to growing his sports management agency. Lena and Jason build a winner-take-all relationship, betting on big sporting events where the victor names place and pleasure. When their sex video leaks on the Internet, life gets more complicated. Lena is hurt and angry, so her response is to seek revenge--in the arms of strangers--eventually learning to rebuild her life based on her own truth.
The second book in the sexy Elle Series comes alive when an impotent husband gives his loving wife the ultimate gift--a fortyeight- hour pass to fulfill any sexual fantasy of her choosing. Aleesa is happily married and deeply in love with her second husband, and knight in shining armor, Army Reservist Walter Davis. After a two-year tour in Afghanistan, he returns home injured, impotent and struggling to keep a wartime secret that is sure to end his marriage. While Walter was away at war, Aleesa worked hard on his homecoming gift, a bound "freak book" featuring all of her delightfully decadent sexual fantasies, complete with boudoir photos taken by the talented and oh-so tempting Josiah Newman. But since his return, sex has been a nonstarter, the freak book a dismal failure, and as Walter struggles to come to terms with the ghosts of his warrior past, Aleesa finds her storybook marriage spiraling into the abyss of anger and depression. While she's off on a girls' getaway, Walter spends his days reading and getting lost in her sexual scenarios. His emotions span the gamut from anger to empathy and gratitude. Hoping it will assuage his guilt for being a failed husband, and allow them to move on, he gives his wife the ultimate anniversary gift--forty-eight hours to fulfill any sexual fantasy of her choosing. Aleesa, hurt and angry that Walt would even suggest such a thing, initially declines, but when his secret comes out and the truth is revealed, his gift becomes her ticket to ultimate revenge. But if she accepts, will it also unwrap the final bow holding together their troubled marriage? The Gift explores the complicated journey of marital relations and the intriguing concept of sexual healing.
Here is the perfect book for those ready to move beyond the daily grind to a life overflowing with adventure, beauty, and a God who loves us more passionately than we dared imagine. Far from promoting a "Carpe Diem" attitude adjustment, Dare to Desire is an invitation to a whole new life. But be warned - once you accept this invitation, you'll never see your world the same again.With brand new content as well as concepts from his three best-selling books (Sacred Romance, Journey of Desire, and Wild at Heart), John Eldredge takes readers on a majestic journey through the uncharted waters of the human heart. Combining powerful quotes, stunning photography, and the encouragement of an experienced trail guide, John Eldredge shows readers how to draw closer to a God who seeks to grant us our deepest desires.
Gallery owner and artist Desiree Armstrong is lucky to be alive after a fire destroyed her SoHo studio. Since then, she's been unable to paint. With the pressure of an upcoming art exhibit looming, she's in a panic and getting nowhere fast...until her best friend and sorority sister, Rachel, steps in. Rachel insists Desiree take a vacation, and even makes the reservation herself. But her good intentions could backfire-the reservation just happens to be at the Sag Harbor bed-and-breakfast owned by Desiree's ex-fiancé, Lincoln Davenport. When Desiree walks back into his life, it will be up to Lincoln to extinguish lingering doubts from the past and gently rekindle her love for him....
Magical heroes like Harry Potter, Spiderman, or Catwoman provide plenty of entertainment for kids, but in real life heroes are made of sterner stuff than celluloid fantasies. In this inspiring collection of biographies--covering historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln and Helen Keller as well as contemporary figures such as Toni Morrison and Michael Jordan--critically acclaimed writer and psychologist Sandra McLeod Humphrey teaches young people that heroes were once ordinary people whose strength of character helped them to achieve extraordinary things. Starting with only their dreams, they worked hard and overcame obstacles to make their dreams come true. Some overcame physical handicaps, others psychological barriers like extreme shyness or feelings of inferiority; some faced racial discrimination or educational disadvantage, others financial burdens. In spite of these frustrations and discouragements, all of these people discovered in themselves the patience, perseverance, and determination to pursue their dreams beyond every obstacle.The message is clear: No matter who you are or where you come from, you too can accomplish extraordinary things, as long as you dare to dream and never, never, never give up!
Are your goals for the New Year too small? Are you living the "just get by" plan? Or is there a greater "God dream" for you that, if lived to the fullest, could permeate and inform every move you make? Dare to Dream is a startling and inspiring new program by popular author and pastor Mike Slaughter that draws on the Bible and a lifetime of ministry to help us discern God's dream for us and learn to live it out, prayerfully and enthusiastically. Participants will learn how to develop a life mission statement that helps them fully commit to a God-directed lifestyle. Chapters include: Dare to Dream - Wake up to God's dream inside you. Discover Your Identity - You were created with a purpose. Your Burning Bush - Be aware of those illuminating God moments in your life. Lose Your Big Buts - Allow God's strength to be displayed in your weakness. What's in Your Hand - Identify and utilize the ordinary gifts God has given you. God's Dream - Discover a dream for your life far greater than your own.
The charismatic basketball coach at the University of Connecticut reveals the victorious secrets behind his team's breathtaking journey to the 1999 NCAA Division I National Championship--and along the way shares his philosophy for winning. It was one of those games that basketball fans will talk about for years. Here was the seemingly unbeatable Duke Blue Devils pitted against the first-time finalist Connecticut Huskies, and at stake was the ultimate crown: the National Championship. On that unforgettable night in St. Petersburg, Jim Calhoun and his amazing team wrote a new chapter in the storied history of the UConn Huskies program, putting the perfect exclamation point on a season to remember. But behind the high drama that fateful night in Florida lay an even more fascinating tale of one man's rise to college basketball preeminence. InDare to Dream, the Huskies iron-willed coach, Jim Calhoun, for the first time shares his own story about his inspirational family and the tragedies they faced; about his early successful years at Northeastern, where he began to compile the first half of a unique double (he's the only coach to have won at least 250 games at two different Division I schools); and about his assumption of ultimate responsibility at the sleeping giant in Storrs, Connecticut. Along the way, Jim Calhoun paints fascinating portraits of the players who have done battle for him, and of the unsung heroes behind the scenes whose hard work and dedication to Connecticut basketball have kept the dream alive. In just thirteen years, Jim Calhoun has turned the Huskies into one of the leading basketball programs in the country, and in this moving, funny, and inspiring book, he takes us behind the scenes to show us just how he did it. From the Hardcover edition.
Throughout the civilized galaxy, in spacers' ports on the most far flung worlds, an ancient Terran legend echoes . . . about a race of magical beings called the Little People or the Fairy Folk. Some tales say they live in fabulous halls beneath the earth. Others describe them soaring through the air on shimmering wings. Many tales say they fled mankind-from the despoiling of the land, and the touch of cold iron. What if there is some truth behind the legends? What if such a race really exists, fleeing from world to world one step ahead of man's space ships and machines? Farree has to know; his earliest memories are of a life of near- slavery in a squalid port town-but he knows he was not born in that town, and the wings on his back are proof that the People may be more than mere legend. He has never seen another of his kind, but if they exist, he means to find them. Yet there are others equally determined to find the home of the People, others with more sinister reasons to go a-hunting . . . Tor Books presents a brand new novel by the master of adventure, about the most curious trio of friends in the civilized galaxy; Krip Vorlund, interplanetary Free Trader; Maelen, sorceress of the Moon of Three Rings, and Farree, the orphan boy with the mysterious, iridescent wings.
Bent River Ranch, near Tulsa, Oklahoma Anna Andrews--A woman who's trying to make it in a man's world. Thanks to her brother's foolishness, she finds herself begging Dusty Dare to hire her. Dusty Dare is Half-Cherokee and proud of it. Owner of one of the most successful cutting horse ranches in Oklahoma. When his stable manager runs off, he's forced to hire Anna, but he isn't thrilled about it. Anna knows that training horses for this man, no matter how good he looks in chaps and a cowboy hat--or traditional Cherokee dress--won't be easy. Especially when Dusty Dare thinks she's wrong for the job. The wrong sex, that is!
In New York Times-bestselling author Jennifer Wilde's sensually riveting historical romance, a young lady betrayed by her first love scandalizes society by becoming one of the world's most celebrated dancers and desirable women When dashing soldier and diplomat Brence Stephens rescues Mary Ellen Lawrence from a band of ruffians on the Cornish moors, a rare passion is ignited in their hearts. Yet when she needs him most, Brence abandons her. With the wild blood of her gypsy father running through her veins, Mary Ellen vows to someday pay him back as she travels to London, where she is determined to become the greatest ballerina in Europe. It's a promise she won't keep. She possesses something rarer than talent: star quality. Reborn as the fiery Elena Lopez, Mary Ellen dazzles the most powerful and celebrated men with her sultry performances. From princes to heads of state, her conquests include amorous composer Franz Liszt and Parisian literary lion Alexandre Dumas. But even as destiny carries her from the capitals of Europe to California's golden hills, Mary Ellen knows that only one man, the elusive, darkly compelling Brence, can satisfy the wild longings in her heart.
Over the course of a forty-year career in the worlds of law, sports, business, and politics, Ron Shapiro has worked with and advised an incredible variety of people. What he's found is that the secret ingredient for getting into the winner's circle is simply the discipline of methodical preparation: that old-school, step-by-step way of having all your ducks in a row, whether you are an executive getting ready to do a deal or make a speech; a pitcher studying the traits of opposing hitters and keeping a meticulous notebook of their strengths and weaknesses; an international trade negotiator who knows all about the issues and the people on the other side before sitting down at the table; or a surgeon who rehearses like a classical musician. Deep down, you know you should do it. But how often do you wing it and fly by the seat of your pants because "Gosh, I don't have time . . . I've done this before . . . I know what I'm doing"? It is obvious that you have to get ready for whatever game you're playing, but all too frequently methodical preparation is the missing ingredient in today's world of instant analysis, easy access to information, and glibness that sounds good at first but is unconnected with the reality at hand. InDare to Prepare, successful people such as wine guru Robert Parker, investment legend Bill Miller, pianist Leon Fleisher, Goldman Sachs partner Lisa Fontenelli, broadcaster Bob Costas, firefighter Ann Marie Tierney, New York Mets manager Willie Randolph, and many others share the way they apply discipline in preparing for career-changing games, deals, meetings, and interviews. Cal Ripken Jr. played thousands of games in the major leagues but prepared for each like it was his first. NPR host Liane Hansen has interviewed countless people but approaches each interview with the same meticulous research time and time again. Make sure there are no slips "twixt cup and lip" as you get ready for your next personal or professional challenge by daring to prepare. From the Hardcover edition.
Some things a woman never forgets.... AFRAID TO REMEMBER The crime Devon Landry had witnessed was so terrible that the very memory had retreated into the shadows of her mind. And it had made her do something even more painful--walk away from the man she planned to marry. But now her memory was returning, threatening her peace of mind--and her life. And the only person who could keep her alive long enough to testify against the killers stalking her was the man she'd left so long ago--Detective Mace Garrett. She had somehow found the courage to face the past. But did she have the courage to face the truth: that she'd never stopped loving this man?
A repair guide written especially for women.
There's no place like home! And that's why we're back. Dare to Repair, Replace & Renovate is the sequel to Dare to Repair, the national bestselling home repair book for women. In our first book, we taught you how to fix a leaky faucet. In this book, we teach you how to replace it. In our first book, we showed you how to change the direction of ceiling fan blades. In this book, we show you how to install a new fan. We've gone from basic repairs to easy projects that can make your home more comfortable, more beautiful, and more valuable. We will show you how to: Put up a tile backsplash Install a closet system Install a deadbolt lock Replace a medicine cabinet Mount blinds, shades, and shutters Install landscape lighting And we provide easy, step-by-step instructions so you can get rid of the things in your home that are making you crazy: Ugly chandelier? Gone. Outdated vanity? Out of there. Broken garbage disposal? History. Torn wallpaper? Buh-bye. Incorporating detailed illustrations with witty and encouraging instructions, Dare to Repair, Replace & Renovate will allow you to turn your project wish list into a can-do list.
Dear Diary, Ashley is so lucky. She's "in" with the older girls! They say I can be part of the group, too . . . but you'll never believe what they want me to do first! -- Mary-Kate Dear Diary, Awesome news! the coolest girls in the entire school want me to hang with them and help put together their Halloween party this year! Here's the not-so-awesome news: Mean Dana Woletsky thinks only she should be friends with the cool girls. And she'll do whatever it takes to keep me out of their group! -- Ashley
With its towering mountains, sun-scorched deserts, fierce wildlife, and hard-to-predict weather, the American West ranks among the most forbidding places on Earth. Yet many are drawn to the beauty of this wild and rugged region. Some are daredevils. . . some are athletes. . . and some are outdoors enthusiasts who find themselves in a chilling battle for survival. In their extraordinary, heart-stopping true stories, you will discover how much can go wrong when people find themselves caught in the cross-hairs of nature's power. . . Dare To Survive Flash floods, plane crashes, animal attacks, avalanches, landslides--these devastating phenomena all too often claim the lives of men, women, and children in the American West. But some beat the odds, living to tell about their terrifying ordeals. There are inspirational stories of extreme survival and tremendous bravery. Of the hiker who--though armed with only a knife--survived a 30-minute nightmare with a cougar. . . of the backcountry snowboarder buried alive by an avalanche, saved with only minutes to spare. . . of the outdoorsman pinned by an 800-pound boulder who freed himself by amputating his own arm. And there are the unexplainable, senseless tragedies--the little girl whose mysterious disappearance at a national park was never solved. . . the inexperienced charter pilot who crashed trying to beat curfew in a snowstorm. . . and the veteran backwoods camper who, despite every precaution, fell victim to a fatal bear attack. What does it take to endure the impossible? Dare to Survive tackles that question as it vividly reminds us that when danger strikes, survival becomes the ultimate human challenge. "This frightening but enjoyable book reveals that Mother Nature has more ways to kill than even the toughest Mafia godfather. " --Ted Schwarz, author of Hollywood Confidential: How the Studios Beat the Mob at Their Own Game Rick Rinehart is a publisher, writer, and former Colorado Humanities Scholar whose honors include recognition by the National Park Service for contributions to wolf recovery in Yellowstone National Park. His wife, Amy Rinehart, is a former publisher of endurance sports books who consults with outdoor retail and environmental organizations in the development of publishing programs. Rick and Amy live in Lafayette, Colorado.
For nearly ten years, Judge Glenda Hatchett has delighted TV audiences with a brand of justice that turns the everyday into something eminently watchable.Her message can be distilled into the following two words: Dare Yourself. Whatever obstacles or fears one faces, Judge Hatchett's prescription implores readers to write their own story in this life. With care and conviction, Judge Hatchett uses real life stories from the courtroom and her personal life to counsel readers. Shows them how to find their true purpose and gifts, to be real about their reality and its potential outside of challenging circumstances, and to always be true to themselves.Interactive as well as inspirational, DARE TO TAKE CHARGE challenges the reader to ask self-reflective questions that lead to moments of self-discovery and a defined pathway to healing. Daring her audience to study the positive with the same interest and intensity that they study the negative, Judge Hatchett uncovers the potential for grace and success in lives that are now punctuated with despair and unfaithfulness.
When Louie and Willa first meet, they don't know their lives will soon be changed forever. Self-assured Louie is gearing up for another successful year in high school, starring in a production of Twelfth Night and running the Comedy Club. Kicked out of her last school and still stinging from a past relationship, Willa wants only to get through her final year at school quietly so she can graduate and become a chef. More than anything, she wants to be left alone. But each girl unexpectedly finds that plans mean nothing when it comes to love. Louie discovers that everything she was sure of-acceptance, faith, and identity-are not what they had seemed. And Willa finds herself suddenly willing to take another chance..
"I dare you..." If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs-until the day her uncle swoops in, and Beth finds herself starting over at a school where no one understands her. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does. Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him. But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image is risking everything for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....
A Riveting and brilliant work of biography. The story of two great English poets, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, whose work was immediately recognized and adored by their contemporaries, whose courtship ranks with the great love stories of all time -- and in whose marriage romance was not merely sustained but intensified.We enter their story through the sealed Victorian world of the Barretts of Wimpole Street: Elizabeth, at thirty-nine, a poet of international fame, a child prodigy who had grown to be a middle-aged spinster, a woman for whom romantic love seemed not to be possible, confined by illness, morphine, and the tyranny of her father, scion of rich Jamaican slaveholders, rum and sugar traders.It is to this fortress that Robert Browning, already an admired young poet and playwright, already a devotee of Elizabeth's, lays siege. ("I love your verses," he had written Elizabeth in his first letter to her, long before they met. "I love your verses with all my heart -- and I love you too.") And miraculously Elizabeth let life in.Julia Markus chronicles their extraordinary courtship, their marriage in secret (Browning to Elizabeth: "How you have dared and done all this ... for my only sake?"), and their radiant honeymoon in Italy.Markus shows us how the political events of the times inspired the great dramatic monologues of Robert's middle years and how Italy's stormy reunification inspired Elizabeth's later work.We come to see Elizabeth as an artist with a fierce and final confidence in poetry and its effect on the poets' lives. We see husband and wife celebrate the birth of their son, Robert Wiedemann "Pen" Barrett Browning (Browning to her sisters: "I sate by [Elizabeth] as much as I was allowed, and I shall never forget what I saw, tho' I cannot speak about it").We see them among their artist/writer friends: in London with Tennyson, Thackeray, Rossetti, and others; in Rome with William Story, the American lawyer, poet, sculptor; with Harriet Hosmer, the stonecutter, who was one of the models for Aurora Leigh; with Charlotte Cushman, the American actress, who held readings of Elizabeth's novel in verse. We see Elizabeth in Paris meeting her heroine George Sand, whose society of socialists and theatrical types Robert described as "ragged Red."We come to understand Elizabeth's dependence on the ever-present drug in her life ("I should not be alive except by help of my morphine") and her constant battle with depression. And we see Elizabeth, encouraged by a woman with whom she was infatuated, move from interest to obsession with spiritualism, a cause that became the only source of serious dissension between the Brownings.We follow the course of their rich marriage, from the beginning when each saw the other as a brilliant poet, a compassionate and strangely similar heart, through the years in which they discovered each other's differences, each remaining a complex and thrilling human being to the other.To tell their story, Markus for the first time makes use of much of Elizabeth's unpublished correspondence, amid a wealth of other documents. She delves fully into the Brownings' Creole background and shows how it affected their lives and their work (Elizabeth was the first of the Jamaican Barretts to be born in England in many generations).Brilliantly interweaving the Brownings' own words with her authentic and perceptive narrative, Julia Markus brings these two great poets -- their marriage, their work, their times -- alive as never before.
Kip's only friends are the members of the Daredevil Club, a club whose mission is to complete seven dangerous dares before their rivals, the Wildmen, complete their list of dares. Before the cliff diving accident in which he lost the use of his leg, Kip had been the leader of the Daredevil club. Now he has difficulty completing the dares and suspects that his membership is threatened. As the daredevils plan their final stunt, a dangerous climb along a narrow steel shelf beneath a bridge, they try to convince Kip that he may not be up to the task. Kip refuses to back down even though he suspects his friends might be right.
A hot-air-balloon race with her daredevil boss! What if. . . a conservative young woman is offered the challenge of a lifetime? What if. . . she's paired with thrill-seeking sportsman Rafael Sandoval in a hot-air-balloon race with a fifty-thousand-dollar prize? What if. . . she needs to fly for a week with sexy Rafael, who doesn't even know the meaning of "afraid of heights?" This is the beginning of Amalia Catalon's great adventure. . . .
This best-selling series motivates students with high-interest selections at a higher readability level. Emphasis is on reading nonfiction, answering critical thinking questions, and preparing students for state and national tests. Critical Reading , a perennial favorite for middle school and high school students of all ability levels, fascinates with astounding and intriguing stories of real-life adventure. Comprehension questions reinforce literal understanding, while critical thinking questions encourage students to consider the author's purpose, make inferences, identify cause and effect, and make predictions. The entire series is designed to reinforce state reading standards. The selections in the Critical Reading series are at the highest level of readability in our triple-threat offering which also includes The Real Deal and The Wild Side. Reading Level 6-8, Interest Level 6-12
Originally introduced in Roger Elwood's Angelwalk, the angel Darien is given the great honor and daunting responsibility of acting as the guardian of Jesus. But when Jesus is crucified, he begins to doubt the Creator's plan. An intriguing novel to deepen our understanding of the life of Christ.