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Sixteen-year-old Lily is determined to attend Princeton University, so she's thrilled when she meets a group of powerful alumni, the Old Boys, who guarantee her admission if she passes a secret test and finds the Princeton Key. In her search to seal her future, Lily learns of a magical, alternate Princeton and discovers that the Princeton Key, which opens the door between the two worlds, is not an object, but a person. And it's her. Now Lily is caught in a power struggle between the Old Boys and the leaders of the magical realm, and unless she can find a way to make peace between the two sides, Lily's mother--and possibly Lily herself--will die. and dragons might be out for blood, Lily will need all of her ingenuity and courage--and a little magic--to unite the worlds and unlock the secrets of her past and her future.
In the waning months of World War II, young Evelyn Roes life is transformed when she finds what she takes to be a badly burned soldier, all but completely buried in the heavy red-clay soil on her familys farm in North Carolina. When Evelyn rescues the stranger, it quickly becomes clear he is not a simple man. As innocent as a newborn, he recovers at an unnatural speed, and then begins to change--first into Evelyns mirror image, and then into her complement, a man she comes to know as Adam. Evelyn and Adam fall in love, sharing a connection that reaches to the essence of Evelyns being. But the small town where they live is not ready to accept the likes of Adam, and his unusual origin becomes the secret at the center of their seemingly normal marriage. Adam proves gifted with horses, and together he and Evelyn establish a horse-training business. They raise five daughters, each of whom possesses something of Adams supernatural gifts. Then a tragic accident strikes the family, and Adam, in his grief, reveals his extraordinary character to the local community. Evelyn and Adam must flee to Florida with their daughters to avoid ostracism and prying doctors. Adrift in their new surroundings, they soon realize that the difference between Adam and other men is greater than they ever imagined. Intensely moving and unforgettable, The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope captures the beauty of the natural world, and explores the power of abiding love and otherness in all its guises. It illuminates the magic in ordinary life and makes us believe in the extraordinary.
As one of the last surviving Mistweavers, half-blood Jenni knows what it's like to be caught between two worlds: the faery and the human. But the time has come to choose. The Lightfolk require her unique talent for balancing the elements to fend off a dangerous enemy-and rescue her missing brother. Only for Rothly will Jenni deal with those who destroyed her life. Only for him will she agree to work with her ex-lover, Tage, and revisit the darkest corners of her soul. For a reckoning is at hand, and she alone has the power to hold back the forces of dark. . . ;.
Mark Cornwall is a young man who asks questions, in a society where all answers come from above. His questing spirit leads him into deadly exile.
MELTING FROSTY by Maggie Shayne For Matt, Christmas has aroused painful memories ever since his father died, leaving his family all but destitute and Matt with far too much responsibility too soon. Holly lost her family in a tragedy- - but found solace and strength in the holidays her family loved so much. So when Matt and Holly cross paths, it's more than fate - it's a chance for both of them to find the one perfect gift they have both searched for all their lives... CHARLOTTE'S WEB by Erin McCarthy For the longest time, Charlotte Murphy has burned for Will Thornton. But as far as Charlotte can tell, Will sees her only as a friend. Tired of waiting for Will to recognize her as the sexy, wanton woman she truly is, Charlotte decides to fall back on her genes - and embrace the witch within her. Her newfound powers offer a tempting way to get what she wants out of who she wants. But does she really want a man like Will to love her because of witchcraft - or because he wants to? BEAT OF TEMPTATION by Nalini Singh Young Tamsyn has always held a special place in her heart for her powerful fellow packmember Nate. But as a dominant male leopard in the pack, the more experienced Nate doesn't want to trap Tamsyn into the fierce demands of the mating bond - a bond driven by the animal within - when she's hardly had the chance to grow into a woman. But Tamsyn knows what she wants for Christmas, and she's going to get it ... GIFTS OF THE MAGI by Jean Johnson Steve Bethel and his fiancée, Rachel, could use a few miracles right about now - the family bed-and-breakfast is mortgaged to the hilt, the biggest blizzard in half a century is ruining the shortest day of the year, and their guests are canceling right and left. Then three strangers show up at what seems like the darkest hour, looking for a place to stay for the holidays ...
As Crimson Romance celebrates its first anniversary, we honor those pioneers who helped shape the direction of romance novels for all of us. Suspense, mystery, paranormal activity and love - always love - have been the cornerstone of the genre since the early 1970s. Now we have updated the covers to these classics - but not the words - and reissued these timeless reads to let you relive the thrill of discovering a world of romance all over again.<P><P> Lovely chestnut-haired Lynn Carter refused to be impressed by Wayde McCuller's wealth and darkly handsome looks. She thought him a snob and resented his scorn for the hometown she loved. Yet somehow Lynn found it impossible to avoid constant encounters with the arrogantly charming young man. And when the town was rocked by a shocking incident that left Wayde in serious trouble, Lynn felt compelled to rush to the defense of the man she'd thought she hated. Could it be that her anger toward Wayde masked deep feelings of love? Was she headed for happiness - or heartbreak?
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Written over the course of Leskov's career, each story in The Enchanted Wanderer elucidates the very essence of the human condition; themes of love, despair, loneliness, and revenge are explored against the backdrop of nineteenth-century working-class Russia. Leskov deftly layers social satire and subtle criticism atop myth and fable, resulting in a richly entertaining collection.
The Enchanter is the Ur-Lolita, the precursor to Nabokov's classic novel. At once hilarious and chilling, it tells the story of an outwardly respectable man and his fatal obsession with certain pubescent girls, whose coltish grace and subconscious coquetry reveal, to his mind, a special bud on the verge of bloom.From the Trade Paperback edition.
This is the second book in a series entitled The Wayfarer Redemption. Tor Books' summary of Enchanter is as follows: Book Two of The Wayfarer Redemption ENCHANTER IS THE RIVETING SEQUEL TO SARA Douglass's amazing first novel, The Wayfarer Redemption. Sara Douglass is an Australian treasure who has taken America by storm with this powerful tale of love and prophecy, battles and revenge, all set against a sprawling backdrop of three peoples' struggle to claim a land. With Enchanter, Sara Douglass returns us to a world in the grip of prophecy and war. Axis is the StarMan: a mortal who finds the truth of his parentage and thus is cast into a legend not of his own making. He has been told that somehow he is the key to uniting three very different peoples and, if he fulfills the prophecy, will bring a lasting peace to an entire world. Thrust into this unwelcome role, Axis will do what he can for those he loves. He has bested his foes for the moment and has gone off to the Icarri stronghold, Talon Spike, to discover his heritage and his relationship with his newfound father, the Icarri elder StarDrifter. While there, he will learn to wield his Enchanter powers and come to know the ways of the Icarri people-and encounter once again the haunting Azhure, the woman warrior who is more than she seems ... and who somehow shares the power of the prophecy that clings to Axis. Each truth revealed unearths another puzzle, and Axis is left with tantalizing clues that he must use to find a way to fulfill the prophecy. If he is true to his power, he may yet bring the birdlike Icarri and the forest-dwelling Avar peoples back to Achar-and to the Acharites, who at first reviled and now revere him-and somehow reunite the former kingdom of Tencerdor under his rule. It is, according to the ancient lore, the only way that balance will finally be restored and peace descend upon the land. But in his way stands his hateful half-brother, Borneheld, who is determined to see Axis destroyed because he took away the only thing he ever cared about: the beautiful Faraday, Tree Friend and champion of the Avar people. And perhaps even more deadly is the monster Gorgrael, who waits impatiently for winter to bring its power once again, so he can continue his drive into the heart of Achar to destroy them.
She'll do anything to protect this babyWhen TV personality Ashleigh Logan became pregnant by artificial insemination of her deceased husband's sperm, she ignited a media frenzy and attracted a stalker. So she's sequestered herself in the mountains of New Mexico, under the watchful eyes of the midwives of The Birth Place. Here she can be safe until the baby arrives.And so will heGreg Glazier doesn't have an easy time tracking down Ashleigh. And when he finally finds her, he can't tell her his news-not until she's further along in her pregnancy. Because what he's got to say might come as a bit of a shock-he's the real father of her baby.
From the author of the "luminous [and] gorgeous" (Susan Wiggs) Haunting Jasmine comes a glorious new novel that reaches straight into to the heart to celebrate the resilience of the human spirit... "I wonder how my carefully planned life could have tipped so far out of balance?" Into the quaint town of Fairport on Shelter Island comes Lily Byrne, a young widow who is not so much running from the old but rather edging toward something new and indefinable. Here in the peaceful Pacific Northwest, newly engaged in her vintage clothing boutique, she hides from the world. But Lily knows that solitude can't sustain her forever. Somehow, somewhere, something's got to give. It does, with the unexpected arrival of an exuberant little cat. As Lily searches for the cat's true home, she embarks on a journey just as unpredictable--one of healing and renewal that opens up a whole new world in this small island community she now calls home. Saved by the hidden graces of others, she even allows herself to fall in love again. But how much of this is serendipity? How much is destiny? As Lily starts looking at herself, and her life, in an enlightening new way, she can't help but also wonder, how long can such good fortune last?
He loved a challengeYou didn't go from being a poor kid in the hood to making millions on Wall Street unless you had a man-size desire to succeed. Will Coleman had all that-and good looks and a head-turning, hard-muscled body to match. So what if he taught ballroom dancing in his spare time? Will was all man. And all he needed was the perfect woman. . . ;. She danced to the beat of a different drumThen Melody Rush, a bodacious beauty with long, wavy hair down to her curvy behind-and an equally feisty attitude-walked into his dance studio. And suddenly Will was left wondering if she might be the one.
Peoplemagazine named Eloisa James' novelMidnight Pleasures"Page Turner of the Week" and raved "Romance writing does not get much better than this. " Now the acclaimed author returns with another sumptuous tale of passion and misadventure in Regency England. . . . Gabrielle Jerningham cherishes the portrait of her betrothed, the perfect Peter Dewland. . . until she meets his commanding older brother Quill. But it is Peter to whom she has been promised. And how can she possibly transform her voluptuous, outspoken self into the poised gentlewoman Peter requires? When Gabby's shocking décolletage plunges to her waist at her first ball, Peter is humiliated. But Quill comes to the rescue, to the peril of his heart. An accident years before has left Quill plagued by headaches--the kind that grows more excruciating with strenuous exercise. Needless to say, this hardly bodes well for siring progeny. But the very sight of Gabby leaves Quill breathless. One forbidden kiss and Quill vows to have her, headaches--and Peter--be damned! But it will take a clever man--and a cleverer woman--to turn the tables on propriety and find their way to true love. . . .
WASN'T HE SOON TO BE WED?Staff nurse Samantha Fielding had one golden rule: never get involved. It wasn't easy to follow, though, with the attractive Giles ter Ossel around. Samantha was determined not to let her feelings for Giles affect the way she treated Antonia, the girl she thought was his fiancée. So, she agreed to return to Holland and nurse Antonia through her recovery. But Samantha's calm and professional exterior hid a breaking heart. Meanwhile, Giles was determined to be happily married...to the right girl!
Praise for Everlasting Enchantment: "Marvelous...impossible to put down."--RT Book Reviews Tops Pick, 4 stars Dark Things Lurk in Grimspell Castle Sir Nicodemus Wulfson is haunted by memories of murder--and ghosts. He brings in a ghost-hunter in the form of celebrated spiritualist Lady Philomena Radcliff, and promptly, all hell breaks loose. Is Philomena a threat to his already suffering family? Or can Nico trust his burgeoning attraction to her? Is it Him She Should Fear? Lady Philomena has resigned herself to a life of spinsterhood performing séances for the aristocracy--until she meets sexy young werewolf Sir Nico. She agrees to try ridding his castle of its increasingly restless spirits. But there are more mysteries within Grimspell Castle than even Nico is aware of, and when a local girl turns up dead, Phil wonders if she's risking her life as well as her heart. "Unique and memorable...You will never view fantasy the same again."--Night Owl Romance Reviewer Top Pick, 4 stars "Kennedy brilliantly and seamlessly lures readers into a realm where magic exists."--RT Book Reviews Top Pick, 4 stars, RT Reviewers' Choice Nominee for Best Historical Paranormal
In a Victorian London where titles are based on the inheritance of magical powers, a were-lion's obsessive quest for Merlin's magical relics will threaten his love for a disinherited duchess--as well as their very lives.
Emmaline Hatter was a beautiful, brilliant, and rich Wall Street financier in the nineteenth century until the crash of 1893 wiped her out completely. Desperate to recoup her losses, she joins Dr. Larence Digby in his search for the legendary lost city of Cibola, rumored to be rich in gold. Emmaline was used to getting her own way, but Larence was not about to give up control of his expedition to a woman. Somehow, in a world of enchantment, each would have to learn to believe -- to trust the other with their lives, their secrets, and their hearts . . .
New York Timesbestselling author Betina Krahn breathes life into history in a spellbinding tale of a legendary swordswoman, a time of bloodlust and myth, and a love story so powerful it will take your breath away. A Woman's Heart Strong, stunning, and breathtakingly fierce...Aaren Serricksdotter is the eldest daughter of a Viking sword stealer and a beautiful Valkyr. But for the power of a long-ago enchantment, none shall know the true secrets of her heart-perhaps, not even herself. A Man Beguiled Heir to the Norse high-seat, Jorund Borgerson is torn between the ferocious legacy of his clan-and his secret vow to bring peace to his people. Until he meets a distant clansman's daughter, a ravishing warrior who rouses Jorund like no other. Bound together by a force as mysterious as it is powerful, Jorund and Aaren must discover the secret of their remarkable union. For in this time of violence and chaos, two great warriors must prepare for a final battle-a journey beyond the bloodshed. . . to a true enchantment that is the birthright of every man and woman who has ever loved.
As one of the most consistently exciting writers to emerge in the last twenty-five years, Orson Scott Card has been honored with numerous awards, immersing readers in dazzling worlds only he could create. Now, in Enchantment, Card works his magic as never before, transforming the timeless story of Sleeping Beauty into an original fantasy brimming with romance and adventure. The moment Ivan stumbled upon a clearing in the dense Carpathian forest, his life was forever changed. Atop a pedestal encircled by fallen leaves, the beautiful princess Katerina lay still as death. But beneath the foliage a malevolent presence stirred and sent the ten-year-old Ivan scrambling for the safety of Cousin Marek's farm. Now, years later, Ivan is an American graduate student, engaged to be married. Yet he cannot forget that long-ago day in the forest--or convince himself it was merely a frightened boy's fantasy. Compelled to return to his native land, Ivan finds the clearing just as he left it. This time he does not run. This time he awakens the beauty with a kiss . . . and steps into a world that vanished a thousand years ago. A rich tapestry of clashing worlds and cultures, Enchantment is a powerfully original novel of a love and destiny that transcend centuries . . . and the dark force that stalks them across the ages.
Enchantment, as defined by bestselling business guru Guy Kawasaki, is not about manipulating people. It transforms situations and relationships. It converts hostility into civility and civility into affinity. It changes the skeptics and cynics into the believers and the undecided into the loyal. Enchantment can happen during a retail transaction, a high-level corporate negotiation, or a Facebook update. And when done right, it's more powerful than traditional persuasion, influence, or marketing techniques. Kawasaki argues that in business and personal interactions, your goal is not merely to get what you want but to bring about a voluntary, enduring, and delightful change in other people. By enlisting their own goals and desires, by being likable and trustworthy, and by framing a cause that others can embrace, you can change hearts, minds, and actions. For instance, enchantment is what enabled . . . A Peace Corps volunteer to finesse a potentially violent confrontation with armed guerrillas. A small cable channel (E!) to win the TV broadcast rights to radio superstar Howard Stern. ?? A seemingly crazy new running shoe (Vibram Five Fingers) to methodically build a passionate customer base. ?? A Canadian crystal maker (Nova Scotian Crystal) to turn observers into buyers. This book explains all the tactics you need to prepare and launch an enchantment campaign; to get the most from both push and pull technologies; and to enchant your customers, your employees, and even your boss. It shows how enchantment can turn difficult decisions your way, at times when intangibles mean more than hard facts. It will help you overcome other people's entrenched habits and defy the not-always-wise "wisdom of the crowd. " Kawasaki's lessons are drawn from his tenure at one of the most enchanting organizations of all time, Apple, as well as his decades of experience as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. There are few people in the world more qualified to teach you how to enchant people. As Kawasaki writes, "Want to change the world? Change caterpillars into butterflies? This takes more than run-of-the-mill relationships. You need to convince people to dream the same dream that you do. " That's a big goal, but one that's possible for all of us. .
EnchantmentThe search for a priceless painting drew Kacey Mallory to Draycott Abbey-the lure of white-hot passion holds her there. Could enigmatic Lord Draycott guard the key to her past...and the promise of her future?Bridge of DreamsBehind the walls of a beautiful English abbey, Cathlin O'Neill is forced to confront deepest sorrow and the ghosts of an ancient love as she and rugged bodyguard Dominic Montserrat, haunted by his own shadowed past, race against time to solve a centuries-old mystery...and free a forgotten passion that burns anew.
First in a brand-new urban fantasy series from the author of The Blood Books The Gale family can change the world with the charms they cast, and they like to keep this in the family. Alysha Gale is tired of having all her aunts try to run her life, both personally and magically. So when the letter from her Gran arrives willing her a "junk" shop in Calgary, Alysha jumps at the chance. It isn't until she gets there that she realizes her customers are fey. And no one told her there's trouble brewing in Calgary-trouble so big that even calling in the family may not save the day. . . .
More than a decade after her death in 1993, Audrey Hepburn remains an incomparable icon of movie style, of high fashion and mid-twentieth-century elegance. Born in Brussels in 1929, Audrey was the daughter of a British father and a Dutch Baroness. But when she was five, her father deserted the family, and it was not until she was 30 that Audrey found him again. With the outbreak of war in 1939, her mother thought they would be safer in Holland than Holland Park, but, although they survived the German Occupation, the experience left its physical and emotional scars. Back in England again, Audrey studied ballet with Marie Rambert. After a few West End musicals and a few minor film parts, she was spotted by the colourful and eccentric author, Colette, to star in a stage version of her novel, Gigi. And then Audrey's career took off. Her debut screen role was the Princess in William Wyler's enchanting Roman Holiday. It won her an Oscar. Audrey often described herself as an actress who didn't have much technique because she never learned to act. But she had that rare, instinctive ability to reach out to an audience. Billy Wilder, who directed her in Sabrina said, 'She was just born with this kind of quality and she made it look so unforced, so simple, so easy. . . You cannot learn it. God kissed her on the cheek and there she was. 'She brought a unique grace and high spirits to a number of highly acclaimed films - from Funny Face and The Nun's Story to My Fair Lady, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Charade, Wait Until Dark and Robin and Marian. For a while it looked as though her personal life would follow the Hollywood dream. But her marriage to Mel Ferrer, with whom she starred in War and Peace, was not to last. There were passionate but short-lived affairs, some revealed for the first time in this book. She married and divorced a second time. But she pretty much retired from movie-making, and dedicated the last years of her life, as Special Ambassador for UNICEF, to touring Africa and South America to help hungry children. With all the insight, background knowledge and innate sympathy for his subject, qualities that have made his biographies of Hitchcock, Dietrich, Monroe and Bergman such international successes, Donald Spoto truly captures the spirit of an elusive, beautiful, talented and vulnerable woman.
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