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Some desires are too dangerous to embrace.As the owner of a flourishing Latin American crafts boutique, Karina Strauss should be basking in her success. Instead she's worried about her troubled sister, the girlfriend--and prisoner--of drug lord Carlos Moreno. Kari wants no part of that life, but when she helps a friend cross into the United States illegally, two men on opposite sides of the law take notice: Moreno and Adam Cortez, the handsome border protection officer who lets Kari off the hook. It's not just Kari's tantalizing flash of skin that catches Adam's attention--her drug cartel connections bring back the demons of his past. Moreno demands that Kari smuggle a package for him in exchange for her sister's freedom. Adam also gets dangerously close, tempting her to surrender and fulfill her wildest desires. As Kari prepares for the drug run, dark secrets, violent criminals, and deadly consequences lurk around every corner. But concern for her sister drives Kari toward a terrifying act, despite Adam's warnings, despite her overwhelming fears--and despite the odds against coming out alive.From the Paperback edition.
We walked in on a surreal scene. There are few words, if any, to accurately describe the abject horror... What Jeannie and Kevin McDonough saw was a wanted, multi-state serial killer about to take his next victim-their own daughter. What happened next was a thrilling true-crime story of a fight for justice and the harrowing struggle with the unexpected nightmare of "survivor guilt".
Falling for his rivals' little sister could cost him everything ... For Liam Trulane, failure is not an option. He is determined to win a place in Katie Summers' life before she leaves Independence Falls for good. But first, he needs to make amends for the last time they got down and dirty.Only problem?His professional success hinges on striking a deal to buy Katie's family business. And after Liam's relationship with their Katie went south years ago, the Summers brothers are more enemy than friend. If both parties agree to set the past aside, they can reach an understanding. But when Katie welcomes him back into her bed, Liam risks everything to make her his.After Liam betrayed her trust, Katie Summers will do anything to keep him from walking away with the family business. She decides to seduce him, knowing that when her brothers find out, they will back off from the deal. And she'll finally have her revenge. But when her plan spirals out of control, Katie learns that payback may come at too high a price ...
The outfit was ridiculously revealing. Still, food writer Gina Thomas needed a disguise for the costume party. . . just so she could sneak into divorce lawyer Mason Scott's office and steal a few photos to save her sister--the trouble magnet. However, the costume seems to bring out the naughtier side of Gina. And Mason can't keep his gorgeous eyes--or his hands--off her! But even as the New-And-Way-Sexier Gina submits to Mason's exquisitely carnal attentions, Practical Gina wonders how long before she's caught red-handed. . . .
The moonlight grew stronger, and soon Mr. Friedrich appeared again. In one hand he carried the lantern. In the other he held a shovel. He began to walk toward the hill. Suddenly, as though he were aware that someone was watching, he looked up at the house. Mike ducked so quickly that he banged his forehead against the windowsill. He crouched below the window, rubbing his aching head and hoping that Mr. Friedrich hadn't seen him. He waited for the sound of the back door closing Mike watched at the window until his eyes grew too heavy to keep open. He felt himself dozing and forced himself to stay awake. With the barn door open and Mr. Friedrich outside somewhere, Mike knew that whatever had taken place wasn't over. He forced back the worries and fears that tried to crowd into his mind, not allowing himself to guess at what had happened. The Orphan Train Quartet follows the story of the six Kelly children, whose widowed mother has sent them west from New York City in 1856 because she realizes she cannot give them the life they deserve. Mike Kelly, almost 12, is adopted by the Friedrichs, a German immigrant farm family living in Missouri. His new stepmother is kind but his stepfather is very strict. And as for their son, Gunter, he's just a bully who finds countless ways to get Mike in deep trouble. Mike knows he has no alternative but to try to make the best of his new life. When he begins to suspect that the Friedrichs are hiding something, however, he vows to uncover their secret. Can Mike find a way to expose the truth without risking his own life? "Plot is the story's strength... the lively course of events that keeps the pages turning!'- Booklist "Nixon leaves readers hungering for the next volume in the saga!'-The Book Report
These books are research-based and classroom-tested. Technical readability is controlled so there are no sudden jumps in vocabulary or reading difficulty. If students can read the first page, they can read every page in the book. Reading Level: 3-4 Interest Level: 6-12
"Adam Gorightly offers a unique take on virtually every conspiracy of our time."--Erskine Payton, Erskine OvernightKerry Thornley never imagined that after starting a spoof religion in the 1950s that worshipped Eris--the Greek goddess of chaos and discord--that this seeming joke would unleash a torrent of actual chaos into his life in the years to follow.During the late 1950s, Thornley became friends with Lee Harvey Oswald when the two served together in the Marines, and was actually writing a novel based on Oswald three years before John F. Kennedy's assassination. These connections would later cause New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison to suspect that Thornley was one of the notorious Oswald doubles and a part of a JFK assassination plot. Initially, Thornley denied these allegations, but later came to believe that he'd been used as an unwitting pawn in the conspiracy.Adam Gorightly is best known for his book on the Manson Family, The Shadow Over Santa Susana: Black Magic, Mind Control and the Manson Family Mythos. Adam has appeared as a guest on numerous radio shows such as Coast To Coast AM with Ian Punnett and Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis. Television appearances include the History Channel's documentary The Manson Murders.
SPECIAL FORCES, DEADLY FORCES Recruited for a top secret mission, elite sniper Sergeant Cara Hanson is determined to prove herself-as a female sharpshooter-to her commanding officer. But when the assignment goes horribly wrong, Captain Dean McGovern takes their team into hiding in a remote Wyoming cabin. Both fiercely protective, Cara and Dean work overtime to figure out who's leaving notes and taking shots at them. Cara tries hard to resist the more-than-professional feelings she's developing for Dean...and when their lives are on the line, it'll take the soldier in her to keep them both alive.
Life changes dramatically for Adam Schilling and his friends when they discover a skeleton in an abandoned well and stumble upon a dangerous secret hidden in the bushland near their farms. In their quest to solve the mysteries, the boys become involved in an adventure where they uncover much more than they had expected, and with consequences no one could have anticipated. In the midst of all this action Adam tries to help Megan, the troubled girl in his class--but not every problem can be solved.
Merry Kramer, a staff reporter for a local newspaper, is new in town -- and has yet to discover what hides behind the smiling faces of the residents of Amhearst, Pennsylvania. When two bodies are found in town, suspicion begins to dawn and it seems Merry may be the next target. Merry realizes she knows something the murderer wants to keep secret. But what? Can Merry survive long enough to find out?
American postwar efforts to ameliorate Arab-Israeli relations entangled the United States in the Arab-Israeli conflict in complex ways. Peter L. Hahn explores the diplomatic and cultural factors that influenced the policies of Presidents Truman and Eisenhower as they faced the escalation of one of the modern world's most intractable disputes.Truman tended to make decisions in an ad hoc, reactive fashion. Eisenhower, in contrast, had a more proactive approach to the regional conflict, but strategic and domestic political factors prevented him from dramatically revising the basic tenets Truman had established.American officials desired--in principle--to promote Arab-Israeli peace in order to stabilize the region. Yet Hahn shows how that desire for peace was not always an American priority, as U.S. leaders consistently gave more weight to their determination to contain the Soviet Union than to their desire to make peace between Israel and its neighbors.During these critical years the United States began to supplant Britain as the dominant Western power in the Middle East, and U.S. leaders found themselves in two notable predicaments. They were unable to relinquish the responsibilities they had accepted with their new power--even as those responsibilities became increasingly difficult to fulfill. And they were caught in the middle of the Arab-Israeli conflict, unable to resolve a dispute that would continue to generate instability for years to come.Postwar American officials desired--in principle--to promote Arab-Israeli peace in order to stabilize the region. Yet Peter L. Hahn shows how, during the Truman and Eisenhower administrations, that desire for peace was not always an American priority, as U.S. leaders consistently gave more weight to their determination to contain the Soviet Union than to their desire to make peace between Israel and its neighbors.During these critical years the United States began to supplant Britain as the dominant Western power in the Middle East, and U.S. leaders found themselves in two notable predicaments. They were unable to relinquish the responsibilities they had accepted with their new power--even as those responsibilities became increasingly difficult to fulfill. And they were caught in the middle of the Arab-Israeli conflict, unable to resolve a dispute that would continue to generate instability for years to come.-->
Off-limits... Sandra Bacon has finally found a boy to love. Manuel Lopez is kind, sensitive, and handsome, and he cares about Sandra as much as she cares about him. But there is one problem: Sandy's parents don't approve of Manuel. So the couple must keep their love and their precious moments together a secret. Then eyewitnesses place Manuel at the scene of a life-threatening accident, and only Sandy can clear his name. If she tells the truth, she may lose her parents' trust and love; but if she doesn't, she will certainly lose Manuel forever.
While on a three day hike in the mountain wilderness, two thirteen-year-old brothers must use all their skill to survive when they are confronted by an injured drug dealer and are caught in an earthquake.
Forget ghosts--this Halloween, seventh grade is frightening enoughFor Madison and her friends, the Halloween season is full of activity. There are ghost stories in English class, a big costume dance, and a scary-story contest on Madison's favorite website. No wonder everyone has Halloween fever! But Madison still needs to find a costume to wear that doesn't seem too babyish. And what if she looks stupid dancing in front of everyone? No matter what, this Halloween will be one to remember.
TheSpider-Man 2Dream Machine--from original idea to final cut-- unmasking the creative genius at work in the blockbuster movie The epic adventure of one of the greatest superheroes of all time explodes on the silver screen as never before. Now, in this captivating journey behind the scenes and into the imagination, fans can discover how the myth and magic became real inSpider-Man 2, as they plunge deeper into Spider-Man's world to meet the characters, explore the environments, and follow the storyline in a stunning visual journey. Packed with hundreds of amazing production illustrations, prepared by many of the most talented illustrators in Hollywood,Caught in the Webfeatures * Original sketches, artwork, and doodles that became the inspirations for characters, sets, and computer-generated imagery * Climactic scenes from the movie as they first appeared in conceptual art * Design work used to develop costumes and visual effects--as well as blueprints and architectural drafts used in the construction of both physical and virtual environments * Unique insights into the genesis of Doc Ock--revealing how he evolved from his comic-book origins * An intimate behind-the-scenes look at the full creative process forSpider-Man 2 Enter the amazing realm where dreams come true and discover how the epic adventure was created as you immerse yourself in the action and atmosphere ofSpider-Man 2, from the first rough sketches to the final on-screen adventure. From the Trade Paperback edition.
This is a collection of erotic stories celebrating the naughty delights of peeking - and showing off.The possibilities are endless. Watching a lover undress from the safety of a window or a hidden hole in the wall. Peeking at the neighbors through a crack in the blinds, when they think nobody's looking. Going to the local strip club to glimpse a beautiful dancer, or to an orgy where a world of sexual scenarios suddenly appears. Secretly watching others as they expose themselves, or reversing the equation by taking center stage to entertain them, can be some of life's naughtiest delights, proving that the eye is as much a pathway to pleasure as any part of the body. For the dedicated voyeur, exhibitionist, or anyone who can't resist peeping when they know they shouldn't, Caught Looking offers scintillating fantasies by top writers in the genre. These stories - from Stan Kent's celebration of voyeurism "My Finest Hour," to Saskia Walker's sexy peep-show "Room with a View" - take the reader inside a world where people get to show off, watch, and feel the vicarious thrill of sex times two, their erotic power multiplied by the eyes of another.
In his book author William P. Smith bridges the chasm between the heart and the head. Where is the reality of God in the middle of careers and groceries? Why are so many believers frustrated with the enormous gap between what they know about God and how they actually live?In Caught Off Guard, author William P. Smith graciously addresses these seekers who have become dissatisfied with merely "talking theology" and instead yearn to taste and experience the "real thing", a God who longs for relationship with them. With real stories from today and biblical times, Smith demonstrates surprising and often unnoticed attributes of a loving and purposeful God by proving: How God draws near to the radically undeserving How God responds to people who have feeble faith or even active doubt How God will help you as you seek to live a righteous life How God changes the people around you by radically transforming your heart, mind and soulIn Caught Off Guard, Smith draws an irresistible picture of the heart of God that shatters conventional wisdom, remains true to biblical principles and invites people to reconsider a deeper trust in our uncontrollable, loving God.
Riley's unfaithful wife, Jillian, has returned home, three days before the divorce is to become final, to ask him to take her back....
Runaway heiress Annemarie Prescott vowed never to return home. Until life interfered. . . ;The Plan:Run like hell from the society chains of her past. The Reality:Run into Blake Mitchell. . . ;the most seductive one-night stand of her life. Unfortunately Blake was hired by her mother. His job? To convince Anne she must embrace the legacy she never wanted, and keep her safe while he's at it. The Bonus:Blake's touch still tempts Anne to sin! And how. . . ;The Complication:Danger looms and Anne realizes Blake does make her feel safe. Especially in the bedroom! But as soon as the bad guy is caught, Blake will be gone. . . ;unless Anne opens her heart and admits her bodyguard is more than just a hot distraction.
Riley's unfaithful wife, Jillian, has returned home, three days before the divorce is to become final, to ask him to take her back. . . .
Wilderness survival television star Dominic Tyler (Ty) and his assistant Kate Somersby are stranded in a remote cabin during a freak winter storm. Things look pretty bleak-until they make a fire and strip off their wet clothes. . . ;. Act I-set upSurvive This! is Kate's life. . . ;as are unscripted fantasies about Ty, her boss and best friend. But when Kate is suddenly injured, Ty decides filming is too dangerous for her. This will be Kate's last adventure for a while. Act II-plot pointKate is furious and threatens to quit. But Ty needs her. So what can he do? Keep her occupied by filming every minute of their intense and definitely unrehearsed sex!Act III-cliff-hangerIt's Kate's choice now: Her hard-won career? Or end credits featuring dangerously wild sex with Ty? Ha. Some choice. But either way, the final cut is guaranteed to be a thrilling ride!
Jeremy :) Alex :( Heathcliff ? Now that we're living in Hollywood, Eva thinks anything is possible -- including casting the part of my boyfriend! As for the players: one's an actor (bad sign), one's a snobby rich kid (worse sign), and one doesn't even exist (stop sign). Guess who my sister picked?
From the national bestselling author of Well Read, Then Dead comes the second mystery featuring Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield, who bring Fort Myers Beach, Florida, residents plenty of sinful treats and killer reads at their bookstore café, Read 'Em and Eat.Happy to help her fellow bibliophiles, Sassy visits the local library with book donations for their annual fundraising sale. Unfortunately, the welcoming readers' haven is in turmoil as an argument erupts between an ornery patron and new staff member, Tanya Lipscombe--also known as "Tanya Trouble." She may lack people skills, but everyone is shocked when she's later found murdered in her own hot tub.The man last seen arguing with Tanya is soon arrested. But Alan Mersky, a veteran with PTSD, happens to be the brother of Sassy's former boss--and he's no murderer. Now it's up to Sassy and Bridgy to clear Alan's name and make sure the real killer gets booked.Includes a recipe for Miss Marple scones!
This e-short story collection from New York Times bestselling suspense author Jan Burke features a brand new Irene Kelly short story, "The Privileged," plus three unforgettable stories from the print anthology Eighteen.Before Frank Harriman and Irene Kelly got married, Frank was a rookie cop in Bakersfield, California. When he investigates one of the worst types of calls a policeman can get--a bad smell coming from a closed trailer on a hot day--Frank and his training officer are not surprised to find a dead body. But everyone is stunned when the corpse leads to the police chief's downfall...
Mysteries followed reporter Merry Kramer everywhere. Case in point: On a morning jog one day, she discovered the body of a murdered woman. The small-town journalist had to find out who'd committed the horrible crime. And the more she dug, the more she realized that whoever was hiding the truth certainly wouldn't stop at one murder to protect it. Merry knew she had to decide--and decide soon--whether finding the killer was worth risking her own life, as well as her future with a wonderful fiance.
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