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STONY MANThe President's fail-safe option when America is threatened is an elite group of cybernetics specialists and battle-hardened commandos who operate off the books and under governmental radar. This ultraclandestine force called Stony Man has defeated terror on many fronts. Now, they're dealing with an escalating crisis from outside the country- and a far bigger one from within....FULL BLASTThe instability of the new government in post-war Iraq is a target for those with visions of power and glory- corrupted by madness and twisted ideology. As one of Iraq's former military elite launches a make-or-break bid to regain control of his country by nuclear force, a devastating new threat comes from across the Atlantic. From within the ranks of America's protectors and defenders, a conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government appears unstoppable.
There's never a dull moment for the residents of Beaumon South Carolina. Lately, a heat wave's spiked the mercury-and everyone's sex drive! These days, when Jamie runs into Max, it's all she can do not to tear his clothes off--and the feeling is mutual. But trouble seems to follow Max like moths to a flame, an Jamie suspects he's all wrong for her. Meanwhile, the lingerie shop is having a sale on edible underwear, while the bakery is selling aphrodisiac-laced brownies and X-rated birthday cakes. Even Jamie's dog, Fleas, is dodging passes from the amorous French poodle next door! But when someone starts bumping off some of the town's more annoying citizens, all clues lead straight to the personals section in Jamie's newspaper. Pretty soon, things are getting hot and heavy, as Max and Jamie start uncovering secrets--and undressing each other......
These wilderness firefighters battle more than flames The elite fire experts of Mount Hood Aviation fly into places even the CIA can't penetrate. She's just jumped square into the heart of the blaze When Australian helicopter pilot Jeannie Clark rescues wildfire photographer Cal Jackson from a raging burnover, she doesn't know she's bringing aboard a firebrand. Cal is quickly recruited for MHA's covert operations that reach far beyond the flames. Together Jeannie and Cal are assigned to an overseas operation with a lot more at risk than burning trees. And they'll need all the skill, love, and trust they can muster if they're going to survive the heat of this jungle battle. Praise for Pure Heat, A Firehawks Novel: "Meticulously researched, hard-hitting, and suspenseful. . . Buchman writes with beauty and simmering passion. " --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "Buchman's adept use of source material will leave readers awestruck that a wonderful love story can be so seamlessly woven in among technical details. . . Poignant and touching. " --Long and Short Reviews
In Cleve Lamison's hard-hitting debut, two young men divided by an intense hatred--yet marked with a common destiny--have the power to save the world . . . or destroy it. It's been two thousand years since the bastard spawn of the god Creador lost their war to enslave humankind, transforming the Thirteen Kingdoms into a violent world where the martial arts are exalted as sacred gifts from the gods--and honor is won through arena blood sport. Paladin Del Darkdragón, a sixteen-year-old warrior-in-training, is a "half-breed." His battle against pure-blood bullies like Fox the Runt has forced him to master the four fighting forms. But when he blends them, he is condemned as a heretic by authorities and banished from the training temples. Seeking redemption, he enrolls in the arena games, savage trials that end in death. This year's games mask an old plot driven by a new prophet. With a horde of Creador's Bastards and an army of fanatics led by Fox the Runt at his command, the Prophet will bend the world to his will or burn it to ash. Paladin faces an impossible choice: redeem his honor in a fight he can't hope to survive, or abandon his loved ones to perish in the sweeping holy war consuming the Kingdoms.
Jacob Stone was part bodyguard, part troubleshooter for Ravenscroft International-and the subject of many women's fantasies, including those of Emily Ravenscroft. Over the years he'd pulled Emily out of countless acts of rebellion against her domineering family. And now he'd been summoned to rescue Emily from a marriage that promised to end in disaster. Instead of a reckless hellion, Jacob found a woman in charge of her life. Emily didn't need or want his protection-she needed his love. But did Jacob need this new kind of trouble?
The temperature's on "sizzle" again in Beaumont, South Carolina, where peach trees are in season and ripe for the picking. So is its newest entrepreneur, Annie Fortenberry, a divorcee who inherited her grandmother's Queen Ann mansion (and its wacky handyman Erdle Thorney). According to a local psychic, she also inherited a spirit from its glory days as a brothel - not the kind of publicity the Peach Tree Bed & Breakfast needs if it's hosting millionaire Max Holt's upcoming wedding! If rumors of x-rated ghosts aren't stressful enough, Max's new partner has arrived with an eye on Annie's master suite. On the inside Wes Bridges may be corporate, but on the outside he's leather and denim, sporting a two-day beard, straddling a Harley, and sending the B&B's testosterone level through the roof. Annie's cool demeanor may be dropping as fast as Wes's jeans, but leave it to her ex to dampen the passion! His body's been discovered buried on the grounds along with a stash of illicit love letters and a photograph of one of the town's most prominent married ladies. Wrapped up in a murder plot, Annie must find the killer, save her own neck, and get back to where she was - wrapped up in Wes's strong loving arms...
Many teachers stress the importance of living in the present moment. Few give the actual practices to make it attainable. This book teaches you how to return to the incredible navigational system of the body and more fully inhabit each moment. For over twenty-five years, Suzanne Scurlock-Durana has masterfully taught her step-by-step practice of present moment awareness through her own combination of bodywork and CranioSacral therapy. The practices of Full Body Presence help you find a deeper awareness in the moment, even in the midst of chaos, family and work demands, or the pressure to perform. This deeper awareness also brings a fuller sense of trust and confidence in yourself and in the world. Full Body Presence is filled with concrete, life-friendly explorations and instruction clearly presented in both the book and the free accompanying downloadable audio files.
Linguist Jeremy Cook knows how language works, but he doesn't know how marriage works. In fact, he is strangely hostile to the institution. So Cook is naturally uneasy about his job with the Pillow Agency, a St. Louis firm specializing in "the linguistically troubled marriage. " His assignment is to move in with Dan and Beth Wilson, a prosperous suburban couple with an impoverished relationship, to analyze their verbal problems and help them-if he can. As Cook catalogs the Wilsons' missed signs and missed signals, he becomes increasingly, most unscientifically, involved. .
Unique among all the books about war in the air, this is the only complete account of the tactics of fighter aircraft from the beginning to the end, told by the top-scoring Allied fighter pilot. It begins with the first exciting air dogfights in World War I, when 70 mile-an-hour biplanes lumbered through the sky in single encounters over France. It traces' the swift development of higher performance fighter planes between the wars, and shows how British, German, and American pilots sharpened their skills in the vastly more powerful and heavily armed fighters of World War II. A final fascinating section describes the further evolution of fighter tactics in the era of supersonic jets-the last manned fighter planes the world will ever see.
The 1960s. Kennedy. Martin Luther King. Civil rights. Viet Nam. Tana Roberts comes of age in this turbulent decade, and begins a journey that will lead her from New York to the South during the heat of racial unrest. A thoroughly modern young woman, she yearns for a career and is willing to sacrifice everything to get it. And it's only much later that Tana discovers that she can have it all. Career. Love. And peace of mind. As she comes of age, at last, and comes full circle.From the Paperback edition.
Carin Douglas is a fearless young girl, thrust into the role of a stickup kid alongside Brooklyn's most notorious thugs. She learns to fight, to survive, and ultimately to shine through a series of events that take her from a young girl on the verge to a designer-clad diva with a hot car, an even hotter man, and a million deadly skeletons in her closet. When Carin meets Monty, aka "Money Monty," he sweeps her off her feet with one romantic gesture after another. Monty is a sexy, powerful man with that legendary Brooklyn swagger and more money than most of his peers in the street. Their urban fairytale soon erupts into passionate sex, bold power moves, and eventually, devastating physical violence between them. When things get explosive, Carin is reminded of the love she knows Monty feels for her and the lavish lifestyle he's showered her with. But will that be enough to save them?Carin and Monty's love comes Full Circle in this epic story of love, loss, pain, and forgiveness. In Ayana Ellis' second novel, she raises the bar, exposes some ugly truths, and shines a spotlight on the painful reality of domestic abuse. All that glitters isn't gold in this new novel that is sure to have readers talking for years to come.
It's been two years since Lena decided to take time away from all her drama to find herself and focus on her child. But the present finds her staring at images of Denise, the one who got away. With her child away, Lena now has time to play. Will she finally move on to someone new, or truly go after the one she's wanted all along? Meanwhile, the dark side of celebrity rears its ugly head as Denise's star grows brighter and Farih's starts to dim. All eyes are on this 'It' couple, including the eyes of Lena. Full Circle is the thrilling conclusion to Skyy's Choices series.
It began as a robbery. A man dressed as a phone repairman knocked on the door of coin collector Ed Davies. Once inside, the stranger pulled a gun on Ed and his wife, Grace, handcuffed and hogtied the couple and opened the door for his partner. After filling six suitcases with silver and gold coins, they fatally shot Davies in the head twice and his wife once, then fled. Hours later, with a bullet lodged in her head, Grace crawled out to the sidewalk where a neighbor found her.Eventually the killers were found, tried and convicted of murder. Trying to get a reduced sentence, one told the prosecutor that a third year law student named Gloria Killian was the mastermind of the crime. The prosecutor went after her with zeal, and she was tried, convicted and sent to jail, all the while proclaiming she knew nothing of the crime. While in jail, she began advocating for the humane treatment and release of women in prison.Ten years later, one of the defense attorneys discovered massive exculpatory evidence, hidden documents, prosecutorial misconduct and perjury. Then Gloria Killian's own fight for freedom began.Full Circle, tells for the first time, the riveting story of a shocking murder that involves Hells Angels, misguided cops, backroom deals, profound lies and life and death sentences. Relentless, exciting and gripping, this true story shows how a life can be ruined in a split second. Finally, Full Circle makes the terrifying point that what happened to Killian can happen to anyone.
Sometimes to find what matters, you have to back up and start again.He's a hotshot financial analyst who has lost it all. She's a brokenhearted world traveler forced to come home and beg for money. His job hangs by a thread. Her dreams of making a difference in Africa are circling the drain.It's a spectacularly bad time for romance, even on the charming stone streets of an English university town. But sparks fly--and danger threatens--when these two wounded souls must work together to solve a mystery and right a wrong.To find what they need, they may need to relearn everything they thought they knew about love.
It's the day of basketball tryouts, and Annie overslept! She can't believe she's running late on the most important day of the year. Last year, Annie and her best friends, Megan and Emma, were cut from the team. Of course, the school mean girls, Sarah and Dani, made it. But this year there's a new coach, and Annie's been practicing her heart out. Annie is determined to make the team this year, and she isn't going to let anything stand in her way!
Playing with the big boys has taken on a whole new meaning for Dee Gerard, the first woman ever to play in the NBA. Signed by the desperate golden-boy owner of the worst team in the league, Dee finds herself in the middle of a full-court press: hounded by the headline-hungry media, calculating owners, rap-star agents, and her own spoiled and tattooed teammates, who either want to slam-dunk her or get her to do "the bad." To make history, Dee must keep her old-school cool on the court and beat them all at their own games off the court...
A year in the life of the then-golden boy of college basketball, former Kentucky coach Rick Pitino.
In the third novel of her captivating foxhunting series, Rita Mae Brown welcomes readers back for a final tour of a world where most business is conducted on horseback-and stables are de rigueur for even the smallest of estates. Here, in the wealth-studded hills of Jefferson County, Virginia, even evil rides a mount. The all-important New Year's Hunt commences amid swirling light snow. It is the last formal hunt of the season; therefore, participation is required no matter how hungover riders are from toasting the midnight before. On this momentous occasion, "Sister" Jane Arnold, master of the foxhounds, announces her new joint master and the new president of the Jefferson Hunt. And her choices will prove to be no less than shocking. The day's festivities are quickly marred, though, by what appears on the surface to be an unrelated tragedy. Sam Lorillard, former shining star and Harvard Law School alum, lies dead of a stab wound on a baggage cart at the old train station, surrounded by the outcasts and vagabonds who composed his social circle at the end of life. No one can remember when Sam started drinking, but the downward spiral was swift-and seemingly deadly. Murder is followed by scandal when Sister Jane discovers dishonest hunting practices going on in a neighboring club. Unsure whether to turn a blind eye or report the infringement to the proper authority, Sister and her huntsman, Shaker Crown, decide to investigate a little further, with the help of their trusty hounds. But when they come a little too close to the staggering truth-and uncover an unforeseen connection to Lorillard's murder-they realize they might not survive to see the next New Year's Hunt. Intricate, witty, and full of the varied voices of creatures both great and small,Full Cryis an astute reminder that even those with the bluest of blood still bleed red. From the Hardcover edition.
Today Lipton means tea. However, in his time Sir Thomas Lipton was known for much more than the Lipton tea empire. Raised in desperate poverty, he would build a global empire of markets, factories, plantations, and stockyards. But his epic pursuit of the America's Cup--a yachting trophy and the ultimate in international sport--made him a beloved figure on both sides of the Atlantic. More than a story of innovation and achievement, A Full Cup also explores Lipton's most intriguing creation: his public persona, formed by a burgeoning mass media and a shameless self-promotion that made him one of the most recognizable figures of his time. Michael D'Antonio brings to life the surprising careers of this intrepid sailor, gregarious showman, and ingenious self-made millionaire--the world's very first celebrity CEO.
Here is the fifth novel in the internationally bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency hit series. Once again we are transported to Gaborone, capital city of Botswana, and into the world of Mma Ramotswe and her friends. THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY. FOR ALL CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS AND ENQUIRIES. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED FOR ALL PARTIES. UNDER PERSONAL MANAGEMENT. Mma Ramotswe and Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni are still engaged, but with no immediate plans to get married. Mma Ramotswe wonders wh...
What would happen if the 41st President, while meeting with Russian leaders in the mid-1980s, were blinded in an assassination attempt?
A female cadet has collapsed and died while parading past the reviewing stand on a hot September morning. The autopsy establishes that she had sex with three different men the night before. Some claim that it's evidence of a major military scandal.Superintendent Ry Slaight fears it may be evidence of a shocking crime. His daughter--a cadet herself--is endangering her life in a quest for the truth. And among those who know the truth, the watchword is don't ask, don't tell . . .
In these tough economic times, everyone is expected to produce more with less. And yet, studies have shown that on average, employees are working at only a fraction of their potential. What are managers to do? How can they inspire their people to perform at their absolute best? Whatever the situation, a good manager can quickly organize a group of average performers into a high-functioning team capable of achieving tremendous results for the company. The secret is knowing how - and anyone can learn. In Full Engagement!, business success expert Brian Tracy shows managers how they can supercharge their employees' efforts. Packed with powerful, practical ideas and strategies, this eye-opening guide explains how to: Unlock the potential of each person * Motivate and inspire employees to peak performance * Trigger the "X Factor" that maximizes productivity * Drive out the fears that hold people back * Create a high-trust work environment * Set clear goals and objectives * Recognize, reward, and reinforce in a way that energizes every employee A manager's role is to achieve the highest possible return on the physical, emotional, and mental effort that his or her people put forth. It's not a return on investment. . . it's a return on energy. And when managers fail at that, they fail at their own job. With this essential guide, all managers can now hold the keys to unlocking superstar performance from their teams
In Tracy Wolff's sizzling novel of erotic tension--perfect for fans of Sylvia Day, E. L. James, and J. Kenner--sex and suspense steam up the sultry bayou. Desperate to leave a traumatic past behind, photographer Serena Macafee prefers sex with no strings attached--no commitment, just pure pleasure. Her new subject, sculptor Kevin Riley, seems like the perfect man to fulfill her hottest fantasies. And where better than the torrid wetlands of Baton Rouge, where Kevin works--and plays? But as their sessions heat up, so do Serena's feelings for Kevin. As she opens herself up to emotions she never wanted, Serena leaves herself vulnerable to everything she thought she'd escaped. As her guard breaks down, her fears are aroused. Something has followed her to the sweltering southern bayou, exposing her to the twisted fantasies of someone in the shadows--and to dangers beyond her wildest dreams. Praise for Full Exposure "A first-rate tale . . . [Wolff] combines the adrenaline of a psychological thriller with the intensity of an exquisitely sensual romance while skillfully exploring the deepest emotions of her characters."--RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) "Edgy and erotic . . . a sultry, red-hot read."--New York Times bestselling author Shannon McKenna "This book kept me on the edge of my seat. . . . I recommend Full Exposure wholeheartedly."--Fresh Fiction "The perfect read . . . I adored Full Exposure."--Romance Junkies Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
Hampton and Hunt give readers what they've been asking for--passionate, empowering stories about big, beautiful women.