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Let author Don Fogg help you build of one of the big blades, the lengthy lopper - the sword! His step-by-step sword-making process resonates well with enthusiasts who can't get enough of the romance, history, look, feel, usefulness, ethnic heritage and physical impressiveness of swords.
What if your ex was famous and adored by millions? What would you do if you had one chance to make him regret his entire existence? How much would you risk? Kate Hollis's ex-boyfriend's face plasters newsstands and TV, the Internet, and the multiplex. Jake Sharpe is one of the biggest recording stars on the planet, and every song he's famous for is about Kate. For over a decade his soundtrack has chased her -- from the gym to the supermarket, from the dentist's office to the bars. Now thirty-year-old Kate gets the call that Jake has finally landed back in their Vermont hometown for an MTV special. The moment she has been waiting for has arrived. On the eve of their prom, Jake Sharpe vanished, resurfacing when his song "Losing" -- about his and Kate's first sexual experience -- shot to the top of the Billboard charts. And the hits kept coming, each more personal than the one before. Now Kate gets her chance to confront Jake and reclaim her past. But after eleven years of enduring protracted and far-from-private heartbreak, everyone in Kate's life has a stake in how this plays out. Kate must risk betraying the friends Jake abandoned, the bandmates whose songs he plundered, and her own parents, who fear this will dredge up a shared past more painful than any of them want to acknowledge. But after getting the call in the dead of night and jumping on a plane, can she turn back now? "Newsweek" dubbed "The Nanny Diaries" "a national phenomenon" and the "New Republic" proclaimed, "Thank God for "Citizen Girl,"" Now McLaughlin and Kraus have written a poignant, humorous tale about modern celebrity obsession and coming of age during the divorce boom. With flawless depictions ofthe 1980s, a charismatic heroine, and their signature biting wit, the authors offer up another lively and hilarious tale of a smart young woman looking for satisfaction in the chaos of contemporary culture.
Fishman, an attorney who has written other legal self-help books, shows small business entrepreneurs how to maximize business deductions. He provides basic background on how different business structures are taxed and how tax deductions work, and gives advice on keeping audit-proof records, avoiding common mistakes, and choosing the right tax-saving strategies for businesses year-round. Information on deductions is organized into categories according to the most common deductions. Coverage encompasses the latest tax laws through the beginning of 2004. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The deliciouslywitty first novel fromLynsay SandsLady Emmalene Eberhart wanted to do it.She'd even begged an audience with the King so that he would order her husband to do it--because she was determined to be a good wife.But then her husband died, and Emmaremained a virgin.Now the innocent young beauty findsherself with an ample dowry and promised toAmaury de Aneford, a landless knight whose able sword helped defend the King's crown. Surely hernew husband would want to do the deed,for his rugged good looks certainly make Emma's heart skip more than a beat. And Emmasuspects there is more to a wedding night thanjust a sound sleep . . . and more to true lovethan she ever imagined.
AT TWENTY-NINE, TONI MATTHEWS IS ON THE CUSP OF HAVING IT ALL--a successful career as one of the top real estate agents in Nashville, great friends, and the partner and family she'd always longed for in her fiancé, architect Scott Chadwick. But just days before their planned nuptials, Scott plummets to his death at one of his construction sites and Toni is forced to bury her fiancé on their wedding day. Now living all alone in their new, custom-made dream house, dealing with her loss becomes even harder when the police rule his death a suicide. Yet Toni refuses to believe that it could be anything other than a tragic accident. When she learns that Scott's estranged brother, Brian, is contesting the will, threatening to take away her home, Toni starts to suspect that it may not have been a mere accident but something more sinister. Without the cooperation of the police, and in spite of her friends' growing concern that she's in denial and not dealing with her grief, Toni begins investigating on her own. As she crisscrosses Nashville on a mission to prove to herself and the world that Scott wouldn't try to escape this life, Toni can't shake the sinking feeling that something is off, that she's being followed--and that her search for truth may have deadly consequences. A riveting novel of suspense, Deed to Death marks the launch of an exciting new talent.
Amelia doubts that a 19th century dynasty mummy's curse caused the death of a night watchman in the British Museum. But when a perpetrator of evil deeds sets his sights on Amelia, she learns that a contemporary curse can be as lethal as one centuries old.
It's annoying: Chase Randel's real estate clients keep dying before they can pay his commission. This time it's retired school principal Frank Baker; he's put his life savings into buying "distressed" condos from a powerful investment group, and when the deal goes sour he asks Chase to bail him out. It's a complicated and unpleasant task, but well worth the effort when Baker guarantees Chase a six-figure commission. While Chase halts the foreclosure proceedings on Baker's property, Baker is busy falling out of the eighth floor window of the Silicon Investment Group building--the company that set up the deal. When Baker's widow offers Chase the same arrangement, he accepts. But now the stakes are higher. Baker's fall, originally labelled a suicide, was in fact a reaction to cyanide poisoning. With help from reporter Molly Gish, Chase once again dives into the shady underworld of real estate.
Hungry for the great outdoors? Jamie and Bobby Deen know just what to make--whether it's in your own backyard, on the beach, at a potluck picnic, or tailgating before the big game. In The Deen Bros. Get Fired Up, Paula Deen's sons share a new batch of more than 125 mouthwatering recipes and entertaining ideas to make your outdoor dining a breeze. Jamie and Bobby have always preferred eating at a picnic table to a dining room. For the guys, backyard grilling means more good eats and less mess, tailgating is all about friendship and fun, and a beach picnic is a chance to splash around in the sun between courses. Now the brothers are sharing their outdoor cooking know-how to help you wow your friends and family with everything from grilled meats and barbecue to sandwiches, pizzas, and smoky sides. This irresistible cookbook also offers up delicious nibbles, tasty salads, and refreshing Seaside Sippers. Featuring ingredients easily found at your local supermarket, these effortless dishes are made even more special with the Deen brothers' signature Southern flare. Fire up the grill for some Beer Can Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Pickled Vidalia Onions, Big Fat Garlicky Rib Eye, and Down-Home Baby Back Ribs. Whip up Hot Buffalo Burgers with Blue Cheese or Nutty Pimiento Cheese Balls in the parking lot before the game. Spread out the picnic blanket for some Red-Hot Mayo and Tomato Sandwiches, NOLA-Style Dirty Rice Salad, or Southern Biscuit Cheese Straws. Hit the beach with Glazed Barbecue Shrimp, Grilled Crab Cake Sammies, or Fire-Roasted Clams and Mussels. Then wash it all down with such lip-lickin' concoctions as Pomegranate Punch, Cucumber Sangria, or a Savannah Sea Breeze. Jamie and Bobby also throw in something sweet with their Grilled Buttery Pound Cake and More and More S'mores. Packed with gorgeous photographs of the whole family at work (cooking!) and at play, The Deen Bros. Get Fired Up is a celebration of the beautiful landscapes, the wonderful people, and the great meals we can all share together. From the Hardcover edition.
If you haven't got time to waste, Jamie and Bobby Deen have the meals to make. Imagine getting dinner on the table for your family in forty-five minutes or less. In this inspired and indispensable new cookbook, Paula Deen's sons show you how to whip up 125 delicious Southern-style recipes quicker than you can say, "Come and get it!"The Deen brothers know a lot about cooking good food fast. They hosted the Food Network hit Road Tasted, appear regularly on Good Morning America, and are co-owners (with their mom) of Savannah's famous The Lady & Sons Restaurant. Their fast-paced lifestyles require no-fuss meals without a lot of prep. Jamie's a family man who's got to work, serve supper, and still chase after his three-year-old son. Bobby, one of People magazine's most eligible bachelors, appreciates a good meal before heading out to work at his restaurant or for a night on the town. They're the perfect guys to write a guide to swift dishes that don't stint on taste or Southern authenticity.This mouthwatering collection offers dishes that really deliver on flavor yet can be prepared within a budget. There are no hard-to-find ingredients or tricky techniques to follow, just the tasty, irresistible cooking that the Deens have come to be known for. For lunch, dinner, or late-night snacks, if you've got meat in mind, how about Speedy Mini-Meat Loaves with Baked Sweet Potato Wedges? If chicken's your choice, Broiled Pesto Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes is a satisfying possibility. And if you're really on the go, there are whole chapters devoted to simple grilling and crockpot cooking.Lighter fare includes Turkey and Black Bean Burgers with Corny Salsa and Jerk Shrimp Kebabs with Tomatoes, Onions, and Peppers, and main-course salads such as Jamie's Nutty Orange Chicken Salad. If you have kids, they will love Yummy Orange Beef Fingers. In fact, in honor of Jamie's son, there's a whole chapter devoted to kids' food called "Jack's Favorites" (which might become your kids' favorites too!). And what's a meal without dessert? Jamie and Bobby offer their favorite temptations, ranging from Chocolate Peanut-Butter Malteds to Quick Blackberry Cream Pie.Seasoned with wonderful never-before-seen color photos of the entire Deen family and sprinkled liberally with Jamie's and Bobby's down-home charm, and including signature dishes from The Lady & Sons Restaurant, The Deen Bros. Take It Easy is a treat in itself for anyone with a full life and an empty stomach.From the Hardcover edition.
When Deenie finds out that she has scoliosis, she's scared. When she sees the brace for the first time, she wants to scream.But the words won't come out. And Deenie, beautiful Deenie, who everyone says should be a model, is stuck wearing a brace from her neck to her hips. For four years--or longer. She never worried about how she looked before--how will she ever face the hard times ahead?
A young couple goes to Bermuda on their honeymoon. They dive on the reefs offshore, looking for the wreck of a sunken ship, but they find much more.
People with spinal cord injuries experience life beyond their medical and rehabilitative journeys, but these stories are rarely told. Deep: Real Life with Spinal Cord Injury includes the stories of ten men and women whose lives have been transformed by spinal cord injury. Each essay challenges the stereotypes and misconceptions about SCI---with topics ranging from faith to humility to sex and manhood---offering a multitude of voices that weave together to create a better understanding of the diversity of disability and the uniqueness of those individuals whose lives are changed but not defined by their injuries. Life with SCI can be traumatic and ecstatic, uncharted and thrilling, but it always entails a journey beyond previous expectations. This volume captures this sea change, exploring the profound depths of SCI experience.
The Deep is a lake at the center of the world. The world is a flat plate resting on a column that goes down to infinity. Here a person who was made not born falls from the sky. Sent with a mission, but the only part of it that is remembered is to watch, to observe the small personal strifes and the grand machinations of war. But why, what should the watcher do?
Sapphire lives in two worlds. On land she walks the rocky shores of the Cornwall coast-but under the sea she can swim like a seal by the side of her Mer friend Faro. Now both of Sapphy's worlds are threatened. In the profound depths of the ocean, where the Mer cannot go, a monster called the Kraken is stirring. He has the power to sweep Ingo away and shake the land from its foundation. Because of her mixed blood, Sapphire can enter the Deep. With a great whale as her guide, she will journey to a place so far from the sun, no light can find it-and confront an evil that's even darker.
Launched in 2005, the Genographic Project is the largest genetic study of human migration ever mounted. In this accessible text, Project Director and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Spencer Wells provides an overview of what is understood so far and describes what scientists hope to learn as the project progresses. He uses the stories of five individual program participants as examples for explaining how historical details are gleaned from DNA and exploring the larger issues involved in the research. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Planet Janet: Sixteen-year-old Janet Bandry keeps a diary as she deals with an annoying family, school, a quirky best friend, and trying to find herself through vegetarianism, literature, romance, and her "Dark Phase." Planet Janet in Orbit: Having taken a break from the "Dark Phase" of her life, Janet records in her diary the trials and tribulations that occur as she finds a summer job, witnesses the changes in her mother and best friend as they fall in love, and approaches her own seventeenth birthday.
A political thriller by the Washington editor of "The Nation" involves the assassination of the president and some very unlikely heroes and villains.
Fans of Amanda Hocking's novel, Wake, will dive into this paranormal romance featuring mermaids--the killer kind--and won't come up for air! It's been thirty days, two hours, and seventeen minutes since Calder left Lily standing on the shores of Lake Superior. Not that she's counting. And when Calder does return, it's not quite the reunion Lily hoped for. Especially after she lets her father in on a huge secret: he, like Calder, is a merman. Obsessed with his new identity, Lily's dad monopolizes Calder's time as the two of them spend every day in the water, leaving Lily behind.Then dead bodies start washing ashore. Calder blames his mermaid sisters, but Lily fears her father has embraced the merman's natural need to kill. As the body count grows, everyone is pointing fingers. Lily doesn't know what to believe--only that whoever's responsible is sure to strike again. . . . "Deep Betrayal is as suspenseful as it is sexy. You'll want to catch this one!"--MaryJanice Davidson, New York Times bestselling author of the Undead series"Heartbreaking. Nerve-racking. Absolutely irresistible."--Kristen Simmons, author of the Article 5 seriesFrom the Hardcover edition.
A spy plane gathering data on a new Russian weapon is blown out of the sky by a mysterious MIG. Is it an accident or the start of the next world war?
Vengeance, by any means possibleThat was PAX agent Cade Brock's mission. To find the man who had killed his parents and caused the mutations that made Cade so valuable to the PAX League. And then, to find the female treasurehunter-turned-terrorist who had betrayed him, leaving him for dead. Together, the two were working to hatch the ultimate terrorist plot and, if Cade couldn't stop them in time, millions would die. But then Cade apprehended the wrong woman, Sienna Parker, the terrorist's identical twin sister. Cade was certain Sienna knew the location of a shipwreck that held the key to the terrorists' lethal time bomb, but how could he make a woman he's desperately attracted to a pawn in this deadly game?
Brandt is a down-and-out guitarist and vocalist who believes his life has hit rock bottom. He can barely make the rent on his apartment, he drinks so much he can barely make it to the crappy gig that keeps his band afloat, let alone play when he gets there. When he leaves the bar one dark night with a bottle of Jose Cuervo in one hand and his guitar case in the other, he finds he's locked out of his apartment with nowhere to go. As he stands alone in the dark and feeling sorry for himself, he hears a lone harmonica being played in the distance. The sound is deep and powerful, and something in the music draws him away from his doorway and into an old alley where the homeless gather around garbage-can fires. What he finds there is the harmonica player -- an old black man who can play the blues like Brandt dreams of doing himself. When he begs the old man to teach him, Brandt finds that he has been both gifted and cursed.
One of a kind. Kat Martin's heroes are as rugged and tough as they come, but honor rules no matter how hot the temptation. . . For reporter Hope Sinclair, writing about the recovery of a sunken Spanish treasure off Pleasure Island should be her big break. Yet Hope can't help feeling she's been hand-picked for this job for all the wrong reasons. Someone wants Hope out of New York--and off a story that could blow a corruption case wide open. But if they think sending her to paradise will shut her up, they've got another thing coming. . . Treasure hunter and former Navy SEAL Conner Reese isn't happy to have Hope along for the ride. He doesn't need the publicity, nor does he want a gorgeous redhead driving his crew--and himself--to distraction. But there's something else. Conner can sense extreme danger, and danger is following Hope Sinclair very, very closely. . . Praise for Kat Martin's Midnight Sun"Terrific, adventurous fun. " -RT Book Reviews"An interesting setting, perfect pacing, compelling plot, fascinating detail, charming secondary characters, and a resourceful and likable pair of protagonists. " --Booklist "A terrific contemporary romance. " --Booklist
What do you get when you mix beautiful people, family secrets, and a yacht washed up on Sunset Key with a hundred grand in cash and a dying man? If you're Steve Solomon, you see a case that can get Solomon & Lord off the ground. If you're Victoria Lord, you see a golden opportunity to go out on your own. With her uncle a murder suspect and her hunky ex-boyfriend back in the picture, Victoria is pushing to take control as Solomon struggles to keep from losing it. As an explosive trial looms, they're fighting against time, the law, and each other--to expose a killer who came to paradise...and hasn't left.
Scotia MacKinnon's new client just can't believe that his sister's death was a freak accident. But the authorities-with no boc and no clues-have decided that Tina Breckenridge, a local sailing instructor, must have drowned near her abandoned boat. Scotia senses foul play, but after following dead ends and receiving threatening messages, she and Zelda, her flamboyant Web guru assistant, are ready to give up. Little do they know that their problems have only just begun. To understand Tina's final farewell, Scotia will have to sail through dangerous waters...to a place ominously named Desolation Sound.
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