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Fourteen-year-old Prue and her sister Grace have been educated at home by their super strict father all their lives. Their attempts to find out what being an ordinary teenager is like buying nice clothes instead of wearing Mumâ's odd, hand-made garments, reading teenage magazines etc.
Here comes a true story about A Woman Who Slept with Her Father--prime fodder for the TV talk show feeding frenzy. Certainly it would be easy to lump Kathryn Harrison's new memoir, The Kiss into this same category of titillating topics, but that would be a mistake. There is nothing remotely titillating about Harrison's book; instead, it reads like a slow descent into hell--one that compels and repels in almost equal measure at times. Harrison, who did not really meet her father until she was 20, takes the reader on a difficult journey into her loveless childhood, her bouts with anorexia and bulimia, and, eventually, the incestuous 4-year affair with her father. Her prose is deceptively simple; her choice of present tense to describe events that occurred many years ago forces an immediacy--almost a complicity--upon the reader that heightens both revulsion and compassion. The Kiss is not for everybody. Some readers will be outraged by its subject matter; others will find it just too painful to read. But for those who make it through, this harrowing tale promises the reward of a life reclaimed and a tragedy transcended.
Let me tell you all I know for sure. My name. Shauna. I woke up in a hospital bed missing six months of my memory. In the room was my loving boyfriend--how could I have forgotten him?--my uncle and my abusive stepmother. Everyone blames me for the tragic car accident that left me near death and my dear brother brain damaged. But what they say can't be true-can it? I believe the medicine is doing strange things to my memory. I'm unsure who I can trust and who I should run from. And I'm starting to remember things I've never known. Things not about me. I think I'm going crazy. And even worse, I think they want to kill me. But who? And for what? Is dying for the truth really better than living with a lie?
Someone wants Emma Bowles dead, someone very determined and as close as a kiss.
I have this photograph of me and Dylan tucked into my diary. We're standing on the deck of the ferry on our way back from France. Dylan's got his arm around my shoulders and he's squinting down at me and smiling fondly like I'm the greatest thing in the world. Even greater than our recent discovery that chopping up chocolate chip cookies and scooping them into vanilla ice cream will give you twice the sugar rush you normally get from eating them straight.
You May Be Commitment-Phobic If: You have a mile-long list of requirements for your ideal mate You go from one short-lived relationship to the next You have a habit of dating "unavailable" men You think many of your married friends have settled for less You are constantly blowing "hot" and "cold" in your relationships For years, it was the men who had the monopoly on commitment-phobia. Today, single women are the fastest-growing segment of the population, with over forty-seven million single women in this country and twenty-two million of them between the ages of twenty-five and forty-four. Whatever the reasons -- fear of divorce, increased financial independence, delayed motherhood -- more women than ever no longer feel the urgency, or the ability, to settle down. Lucky for this growing group of women, author and former commitment-phobe Elina Furman has written Kiss and Run, the first-ever book about female commitment anxiety. Filled with fun quizzes, first-person testimonials, and step-by-step action plans, Kiss and Run includes the top-five panic buttons, advice for curbing overanalysis, and tips for fixing negative commitment scripts. You'll also find the seven types of commitment-phobes, including the Nitpicker, the Serial Dater, and the Long-Distance Runner. Based on the stories of more than one hundred women, this straight-talking guide helps single women conquer commitment anxiety and say yes to love.
Long out of print, this classic by "New York Times"-bestselling author Brockmann adds a dash of mystery to a favorite romantic fantasy, as her heroine goes on a thrilling quest to find the man who stole a kiss--and her heart--at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve.
Miss Kate Daltry doesn't believe in fairy tales . . . or happily ever after. Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince . . . and decides he's anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman--a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions. Gabriel likes his fiancÉe, which is a welcome turn of events, but he doesn't love her. Obviously, he should be wooing his bride-to-be, not the witty, impoverished beauty who refuses to fawn over him. Godmothers and glass slippers notwithstanding, this is one fairy tale in which destiny conspires to destroy any chance that Kate and Gabriel might have a happily ever after. Unless a prince throws away everything that makes him noble . . . Unless a dowry of an unruly heart trumps a fortune . . . Unless one kiss at the stroke of midnight changes everything.
Who will you be with when the clock strikes twelve? Ancient law proclaims that, as the year 999 draws to a close and the new millennium begins, the land of Alderich will be wrested from the Rune family by the clan of Leonhart. But when Rafael of Leonhart takes Serath Rune hostage, intending to force her grandfather, the Lord of Alderich, to surrender his land, the old man refuses. Before long, Rafael is falling under the spell of his fiercely beautiful captive--and the conquest he desires most is her defiant heart.
It takes a thief to catch a thief...and one kiss to steal a heart. For one brief moment, Lady Emily Knight knew what heaven was when she shared a soul-searing kiss with Peter. But a penniless youth schooled in the London streets cannot love a beautiful heiress--so he vanished, leaving Emily heartbroken . . . Now a formidable Bow Street Runner, Peter returns to hunt down an elusive thief who's been preying on the Oxfordshire wealthy--even though his mission must inevitably reunite him with the sensuous beauty who haunts his dreams and whose taste still lingers on his lips. But as tantalizing embraces enflame their passion once more, will Emily's knowledge of the thief's true identity transform desire into distrust and impassioned lovers into dangerous adversaries?
As a young coed's suicide leads her troubled sister into a perilous investigation, she is trapped in a web of mounting horror and suspense.
Jessica can't deny her love for Christian, the leader of the Palisades High gang. Christian promises her he'll never fight again. But can he keep his vow when the battle with Sweet Valley High turns deadly? Elizabeth plans a secret meeting with Palisades High's Rosie Shaw, and together they scheme to end the gang warfare once and for all. Can Elizabeth really trust Rosie?
Remy Chandler is a private eye. He's also an angel. Literally. In this first book in the Remy chandler Series, Remy must try to prevent, literally, the end of the world. But if he succeeds, his own personal world will end. This is the first in a series of books, the main character of which is a "seraphim" a heavenly warrior-angel who has voluntarily chosen to live on Earth rather than dwell in heaven. This book has everything -- true love, epic battles, competing angelic factions.
After the loss of his wife in a tragic accident, beloved artist Danny Gregory chronicled his grief in the medium he knows best--the pages of his illustrated journals. This intimate reproduction of his journal is a stirring visual memoir of Gregory's journey towards recovery. Uniquely sincere, and by turns tender, raw, and hopeful, Gregory's idiosyncratic text and illustrations capture the darkest and lightest moments of his "year of magical drawing." Gregory's process reminds us that creative expression offers its own therapy, and that living each day to its fullest may be as simple as putting pen to paper. Anyone who has experienced loss will take solace in this refreshingly candid look at grieving, while art lovers will marvel at the artist's beautiful celebration of the power of creation.
With unprecedented access to all four members of KISS-including their private archive of 30 years of photographs-here is the complete story of one of the most influential hard rock bands of all time. Dressed like leather-clad rock 'n' roll warriors from another planet and adorned in colorful greasepaint, KISS has sold more than 80 million albums and transfixed audiences around the world. In this shockingly revealing and comprehensive biography, the group unveils all the previously untold details of their struggling birth in New York City, to the breakthrough success of their seminal 1975 album, Alive!, to the triumphant reunion that propelled them right back to the highest ranks of music superstardom.
Samantha Scott can tell her best friend Miles Wilson anything... except that she's falling in love with him. Samantha knows that Miles would never think of her as girlfriend material. So she keeps her love for him a secret. It's a lot easier -- and safer -- that way. Everything changes when Miles tells Samantha that he's in love -- with China Henry, the most beautiful (and unattainable) girl at Jefferson High. But Miles can't get a date with China unless Samantha helps him. Can Samantha put her true feelings aside and go along with his scheme? Or will she finally spill her heart to Miles, and risk losing him forever?
Love and lust are in the air at St. Cecilia's. Alice and her lifelong best friend and crush, Tristan, are finally together, and anxious to bring their relationship to the next level. Meanwhile, Tally is scouting the perfect rebound to make her forget all about her doomed romance with Mr. Logan. But with a strict new housemistress at the school, face time with the boys is severely limited (and heaven forbid the girls actually bond with each other). Will Alice and Tally be able to sneak away for one perfect night? Or are their plans for dangerous liaisons destined for disappointment?
Kiss What Leah did-only she really shouldn't have-one hot night at a country club party. Crush What Leah has-only she really shouldn't have-on the guy with the green eyes, the guy who is not her perfect boyfriend, the guy who does not fit in her picture-perfect life, the guy her sisters will only mock and her mother will never approve of. Not in a million years. Collide What happens when everything you always thought you wanted-having cool friends, being class valedictorian and homecoming queen-runs smack into everything it turns out you really do want. Kiss. Crush. Collide. For Leah and Porter, summer is only the beginning.
THEY'RE GOING, GOING, GONE. . . . Their names roll off the tongue, a litany of the damned: the Providence Steam Roller, the Wilmington Quicksteps, the Cincinnati Porkers. They are the lost squads of professional sports history-teams forsaken by fans, fleeced by owners, or forgotten by time. Until now. Kiss 'Em Goodbyeunearths the real stories of dozens of vanished teams that once graced-and often disgraced-North America's big leagues. Like the St. Paul Apostles, the only major league team ne...
A collection of jokes featuring characters from fairy tales.
In the sterile white corridors of a mental ward - and the unexplored passages of the mind - unfolds a novel of heart-clutching terror, with a cast of characters caught inextricably in its lurking mystery:DAN BOLLINGER - Ex-Vietnam vet drifting on a marijuana cloud. Women came to his wilderness cabin, one after another, and never left. He insisted he never killed them - until terrifying mental images made him realize, with startled horror, that he knew the burial sites of each girl, though their deaths remained shrouded in mystery!ELIZABETH BODAC - Charmed and challenged by Dan's enigmatic, elusive personality and the riddle locked in his brain, she vowed to discover Dan's secret - and save him. But was she trying to save a madman, a murderer, or both?DEBRA BOLLINGER - Dan's twin sister, a brooding eccentric consumed by a long-standing psychic love for her brother - and a smoldering passion for him that yet threatened to erupt.DR. JEFFREY KOSSUTH - Head of the mental hospital, he swore Dan was the killer even as he began to write Dan's 'exclusive' story to sell to the highest bidder. Was he treating a patient, or protecting an investment?With explosive force and pulsing tension, Charles W. Runyon has created a novel combing the dark mysteries of the mind and the breathless excitement of a first-rate thriller.
Reminiscent of The Silence of the Lambs, Kiss the Girls Goodnight is a frightening story of a wealthy real-life collector of girls. Everyone who knew him understood he was strange, but even his wife and three sons thought he was just a harmless eccentric who collected empty bottles and junk. No one was especially surprised when he built a bomb shelter attached to his basement. How could anyone, even his faithful wife, dying a slow death from cancer in the house above--imagine that the shelter was really a bleak dungeon where he imprisoned and raped the girls that he kidnapped? Even more chilling was the skill with which he selected his victims, enticed them into his house, and methodically enslaved them so that they were too frightened to defy him or try to escape. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mark Gado was a detective with the city of New Rochelle Police Department in New York for 29 years as well as a federal agent assigned to a special DEA task force between 1997 and 1999. During that assignment, Gado received the International Award of Honor in New Orleans, LA. He was also named Investigator of the Year in 2000 and received dozens of other awards and special commendations during his career as a police officer. Gado's first book, Killer Priest: The Crimes, Trial, and Execution of Father Hans Schmid was published by Praeger in March 2006. Killer Priest is the terrifying true story of the only Catholic priest in U.S. history to be executed for murder. Gado's second book, Death Row Women: Murder, Justice, and the New York Press was also published by Praeger in November 2007. His 2011 short true crime eBook "MOM: The Killer" was a Kindle bestseller. Gado has been a writer for more than 20 years, and his award-winning work has appeared in numerous publications and on websites, among them Time Warner's Crime Library. ABOUT THE SERIES From the best true crime authors in the business, many of whom have seen their books made into major motion pictures, comes CrimescapeTM--a new collection of compelling short nonfiction crime eBooks from leading independent eBook publisher RosettaBooks. Taking readers into the dark minds of criminals and the tense hunt to bring perpetrators to justice, Crimescape authors stand apart from other true crime writers because they have personal experience in crime investigations, whether as police detectives, investigative reporters, forensics professionals or criminal psychologists. As riveting storytellers, Crimescape's writers give readers all the information they need to understand relevant clues and the interwoven influences in each criminal case. "What makes for a good true-crime story? Interesting characters, an engrossing plot, situations that often teeter between life and death. But here's the MacGuffin about true crime: What you're reading actually happened. Sometimes truth really is more compelling than fiction. And that's why you will enjoy reading Crimescape's true crime series." --Paul Alexander, # 1 bestselling author of the Kindle Singles Accused, Murdered and Homicidal
Inside the little white house, it is Sam's bedtime. Mrs. Bear reads him a story, tucks him in, and brings him warm milk. "Ready now, Sam?" she asks. "Oh no," says Sam, "I'm waiting." What else could Sam need before going to sleep?
Mike Hammer has been away from New York too long. Recuperating in Florida after a deadly mob shootout, the private eye learns that an old mentor on the New York police force has committed suicide. Hammer returns for the funeral--and because he knows that Inspector Doolan would never have killed himself. But Manhattan in the 1970s no longer feels like home. Hammer's lovely longtime partner, Velda, has disappeared after he broke it off for her own safety, and his office is shut down. When a woman is murdered practically on the funeral home's doorstep, Hammer is drawn into the hunt for a cache of Nazi diamonds that makes the Maltese Falcon seem like a knickknack, and for the mysterious beauty who had been close to Doolan in his final days. But drug racketeers, who had it in for the tough old police inspector, attract Hammer's attention as well. Soon he is hobnobbing with coke-snorting celebrities at the notorious disco Club 52 and playing footsie with a sleek lady D.A., a modern female on the make for oldfashioned Hammer. Everything leads to a Mafia social club where Hammer and his .45 come calling, initiating the wildest showdown since Spillane's classic One Lonely Night.
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