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WHEN FATE STEPS IN... Joe Delacamp was speechless. Louisa Clancy was the last person he'd expected to see when he walked into the sweet-smelling Perry Square bake shop. She was just as beautiful as he'd remembered, but it wasn't until the E.R. doc caught a glimpse of her green-eyed little boy that he realized that Louisa's whereabouts weren't the only thing she'd been keeping secret for the last eight years. Now he needed to figure out a way to win the trust of the little boy he never knew he had -- along with the heart of the woman he'd never stopped loving....
A Convenient Christmas FatherHe claimed he was no Santa, so why had Nick Clark made Faith Hewitt's Christmas wish come true? After charming her son, single-handedly saving the Christmas pageant and making the usually staid Faith swoon at the most inappropriate moments, he'd gone and proposed marriage! She knew Nick's offer had only been to secure her son's future. What would a dashing bachelor like Nick want with a once-upon-a-time wallflower? Yet, as the time ticked away on their marriage clock, Faith desperately wanted her husband of convenience to stay. . . and let her become his wife in every way.
The avantgarde movements of Dada and Surrealism continue to have a huge influence on cultural practice, especially in contemporary art, with its obsession with sexuality, fetishism, and shock tactics. In this new treatment of the subject, Hopkins focuses on the many debates surrounding these movements: the Marquis de Sade's Surrealist deification, issues of quality (How good is Cali?), the idea of the "readymade," attitudes towards the city, the impact of Freud, attitudes to women, fetishism, and primitivism. The international nature of these movements is examined, covering the cities of Zurich, New York, Berlin, Cologne, Barcelona, Paris, London, and recently discovered examples in Eastern Europe. Hopkins explores the huge range of media employed by both Dada and Surrealism (collage, painting, found objects, performance art, photography, film), while at the same time establishing the aesthetic differences between the movements. He also examines the Dadaist obsession with the body-as-mechanism in relation to the Surrealists' return to the fetishized/eroticized body.
One of the most powerful icons for gay men is the hunky, rough-hewn, authoritative daddy figure, who can offer hot kisses, warm embraces, and a firm hand with equal intensity. This collection of erotic stories reveals the unique sexual and emotional bonds between these older daddies and younger gay men: from twinks hankering for silver foxes to men with the meat of years on their bones mentoring spunky lads just coming out. Everything goes in these stories, from the sexually playful to the wistfully romantic, to hardcore S/M, to role playing, to extreme kink. Written by such masters of the genre as Doug Harrison, Jeff Mann, Xan West, Barry Alexander, Dale Chase, Shaun Levin, and more, these sizzling stories explore the world of men who may differ in age but have the same thing on their mind.
Oliver Watson's world suddenly dissolves around him when Sarah, his wife of eighteen years, returns to Harvard to get her master's degree. Oliver is left on his own, with three children and a freedom he never wanted and doesn't completely understand. His family's needs and demands suddenly consume his life. When Oliver's mother is diagnosed as having Alzheimer's disease and dies soon thereafter, Oliver's father's life is changed as well. Braver than his son with less of a future before him, George Watson, at seventy-two, quickly embraces new relationships and, eventually, a new life. The sudden changes come as a shock to both father and son. Ben, Oliver's oldest son, rejects his father and reaches outward, under the illusion that he is grown-up and can make it on his own. Melissa, the middle child, blames Oliver for her mother's desertion. And Sam, the "baby," is too shaken to deal with it at all. Now the only parent, Daddy must somehow cope this, his troubled family and explore a world of new responsibilities, new women, and new experiences. Each of the three men must start a new life: Oliver in New York and then in Los Angeles with his children; once he faces the biggest change in his life; his widowed father with the woman next door; and seventeen-year-old Ben with his girlfriend and baby. Nothing is as it was before... nothing is as they once thought it would be. But in the end, different is better... different is more... for each of them--and especially for "Daddy." (From the Paperback edition.)
Madison Young has had a lot of daddies in her life. From the relationship with her biological father to "leather daddies" of the adult and BDSM communities, Daddy explores Young's interwoven relationships with each of them and the sex positive values that she teaches and lectures on across the country at Yale University, Berkeley University, Good Vibrations, Smitten Kitten, Tool Shed, Kinky Kollege, and Austin Rope Symposium.
Not getting far in the game of love? Have we got the course for you! DADDY 101 Results guaranteed. There were rules about men like Alex Bradlee. Alex had inherited more than dazzling looks and an awe-inspiring income from his dad. He's also gotten a set of rules: secrets for playing love like a game and always keeping the winning hand. Simple and direct, the rules had served Alex well...until a magazine ranked him "sexiest man in the world" and he met Dani Jacobson. Dr. Dani took one look at the guy in her waiting room and made an instant diagnosis. Trouble. Dani had some rules of her own, particularly about men like Alex. Rule number one: Run, don't walk, away. But Dani's daughter had other ideas...
Double trouble! Jared Hunter came back from an overseas trip to discover that he had not one, but two adorable two-year-old daughters he'd known nothing about! Desperate, he begged help from the one employee in his office who knew how to look after children--Cassandra Bowles. It wasn't long before Cassie fell in love with the twins and Jared, but when he asked her to marry him she was furious! She couldn't deny the attraction between them, but how could she make him see that marriage had more to do with love than with baby-sitting skills? DADDY BOOM Who says bachelors and babies don't mix?
FOLLOW THAT BABY MUCH ADO ABOUT BABIES Amanda Lucas delivered soft, sweet-smelling babies and soothed anxious moms-to-be. She did not break patient confidences--not even for strong, sensually appealing sweet talkers like Sam Arquette... The single dad wanted information on a missing mom-to-be...and he made it clear he wanted Amanda, too. And though she remained resistant where her patient was concerned, Amanda felt herself falling under Sam's spell. But for a woman who'd given up on dreams, could a ready-made family be just what this doctor needed?
This warm and inviting romance features the transformation of wealthy businessman Ethan Wheeler, who finds his faith renewed--and his love life enriched--when he works at a women's shelter run by Glory Weston.
Whether they're working at home or working far away, teaching you how towalk or how to ride a skateboard, wearing suits or wearing two different socks,daddies can be pretty cool. With childlike smiling stick figures, bold,brilliant color, and upbeat text, picture-book creator Todd Parr celebrates thediverse, wonderful world of fathers in The Daddy Book. As in his Mommy Book, Parr focuses on thedifferences between individual parents ("Some daddies make cookies. Some daddiesstop for doughnuts."), but brings it all together every few pages with lineslike, "All daddies love to kiss and hug you!" or "All daddies like to watch yousleep!" Parr's quirky artwork and eternally optimistic--yet neversaccharine--books are truly irresistible, for both grownups and kids. Don't missany of his friendly, esteem-boosting titles: The Best Friends Book, It's Okay to Be Different,Underwear Do's andDon'ts, and lots more. (Ages 3 to 6) --Emilie Coulter
MOTHER-TO-BE Despite the screech of tires and the shattered glass, pregnant Stacy Patterson was aware that sexy Boyd Macauley had gotten her out of her car accident alive. But she had no money, no place to go, and too much pride to ask for help--until Boyd came to her rescue again. FATHER-BY-PROXY Boyd had vowed never to let another person get too close, yet fragile Stacy needed a place to stay. By day they prepared for the birth of her child, and by night they gave in to their overwhelming passions. He'd vowed that it was strictly temporary--but was he only fooling himself? MATERNITY ROW: The street where little miracles are born!
Parents of twins--and they'd never even kissed! But oh, Laura Edwards wanted to kiss Tom Aldrich. Until she realized it was more than coincidence that made their daughters so amazingly similar. Tom might be the biological father of the child Laura raised as her own! With a fertility clinic scandal brewing, Tom knew there was only one way to protect the girls: marriage! But Laura didn't want a husband--she wanted a saint. The woman was driving him to distraction and Tom would have to pull out the stops on seduction to convince her they should be a family by Christmas!
Fabulous Fathers The Cowboy and his Lady It had been five years since Buck Riley had held Jessie in his arms, five long, lonely years. Now just one look brought the memories flooding back... ...and his Baby? A second look filled Buck with questions. About where she had been since then. And about her little boy, Gopher, whose big blue eyes were mysteriously like his own. Logic had told Buck that Gopher couldn't possibly be his. But Jessie was definitely hiding something. What secrets had driven her from town all those years ago? Buck was determined to uncover the truth--and claim the woman and and her child as his own...
Love with a proper stranger THE SECRET Gabriel Serrano had spent years trying to recover from the sins of the past. He lived quietly, raising his son, Brian--until a mysterious woman appeared on his doorstep. Suddenly history came tumbling back--and threatened to bury Gabriel in its wake. Madelyn St. James was a stranger, yet she arrived staking a claim to Gabriel's house--and, he feared, his soul. How much did she know about what had happened ten years ago? The quiet beauty seemed to offer salvation. But she was a temptation Gabriel didn't dare pursue...
Oh, what a tangled web... Roxanne's husband, Parker Redman, is shocked when he's arrested for delinquent child support... especially since the devoted husband hasn't fathered any children. Who's your daddy? The Parkers' best friends, James and Serena, are in the final stages of a bitter divorce. Just when James thinks his nightmare is over, he learns his daughter has a different daddy... For the love of money... Single mom Lachez Baker is a ghetto-fabulous mother of three who seems to have it all, thanks to money from her children's fathers. But soon, her life of designer clothes, endless parties, and steady cash collides with the man who's been the target of her carefully crafted paternity fraud. From author Pat Tucker comes a drama-filled tale of lies, schemes and consequences as these men discover the importance of knowing the paternity laws in your state.
Darrick McKeon has a major problem -- twin baby girls had been abandoned at his hospital and all the staff had been given was the daddy's name -- D. K. McKeon! One of his brothers must be the father. But then he remembers a certain mountaintop and a lovely lissom pilot who landed him there . . . nine months ago.
WHO'S THE DADDY? IT'S A...DADDY? NAME: Duncan K. McKeon, 6', 170lbs. HAIR: Perfect EYES: Even Better DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: On-screen sizzle, real-life fire FIRST WORDS: "Call my agent!" One sweet night Duncan McKeon had met his soul mate in darkness. But in the morning, the mystery woman had vanished. They'd made some beautiful memories together, but nine months later, Duncan found out they'd made more than that.... Duncan looked into the twins' faces and knew "Dad" was his best role ever. All his new family needed was a wife and mother. He swore he'd track his mystery woman to the world's end, double diaper bag and all. Turned out, though, she was much closer to home...
LITTLE-AND BIG!-DARLIN'(S) Devin Gray had long ago made two resolutions about what was NOT in his future-marriage and fatherhood. And then along came beautiful, lovable and sexy neighbor Molly Shipman to test his resolve on the former. As to the latter, well, when adorable six-year-old Emily showed up on his doorstep, with only a ratty old teddy bear... and a note, claiming HE was her father, well... what was a bachelor to do? Learn to braid hair, for starters. And have tea parties. And chase away bad dreams. And maybe, just maybe... learn how to make both Molly and Emily his own?
In four vibrant verses a young boy revels in the everyday pleasures of growing up in a family of fine artists. A still life of shoes inspires Noah to measure his own little ones against the big ones of his father. The whirl of an abstract painting encourages him to spin with his older sister. The moon outside his window is the same one that glows on his mother's canvas. But the subject that brings out the best in Noah -- and inspires his daddy to call him a man -- has her crib right there in his parents' studio. This book is a celebration of art and an exaltation of family.
First Comes...PregnancySnowbound at a Colorado ranch two days before Christmas with the gallant and gorgeous Matt Hale, Gretchen O'Malley chalked up their one night of fantastic love to cabin fever. But a stork must have stowed away in Santa's sled because Gretchen got pregnant!Then Comes...MarriageDeep down, from the first moment they'd met, Matt knew Gretchen was the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. And a twinkle came to his eye whenever he recalled the Christmas passion they'd shared. Now he was gonna be a daddy, and marrying Gretchen was a New Year's resolution he was determined to keep.
Fatherhood wasn't on CEO Travis Callahan's life plan, but his baby niece, Libby, needs him. He's always understood the word duty, and if his new role requires changing diapers and midnight feedings, so be it Unfortunately, taking care of a six-month-old isn't as easy as running a corporation, and Travis is soon in over his head. Luckily for him, former flame Kit Wells is more than happy to help. As part owner of the daycares she ran with Travis's sister, Kit can teach him all about diaper duty. But can she teach him what it feels like to be part of a family? And will Kit be the one who makes it whole. . . ?
She thinks I'm a hero. . . ;But I'm only a former cop, out of the rescue business for a long time now. Still, I couldn't leave Caro Franklin stranded in a snowstorm. Even if bringing that beautiful lady to my home meant my family-and yes, maybe I, too-would immediately fall in love with her. So we just met. We still have. . . ;something. In spite of those "family obligations" of hers that I don't fully understand, there's no denying what's between us. No denying that I could make the perfect father for her son. Now I just have to convince Caro to choose me. . . ;. -Jake McCabe
Could he be her little boy? Six years ago, Sara Hobart helped a childless couple create their own miracle. Now she needed one of her own. All her instincts were telling her she was Kyle Barclay's birth mother. Only one thing stood in her way: Kyle's widowed father. Ever since his wife had died, Nathan had tried to be the best parent he could to five-year-old Kyle. Then this sensual stranger showed up. Legally, Sara had no claim on his son. But how could he keep her from the little boy who already adored her? That went double for Nathan, who was suddenly yearning to go from single dad to devoted family man. . . .