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In 1910 Wisconsin, Madeline is about to run away with the gypsies until her father buys the town's first car.
After being dumped by her longtime boyfriend, Shay Daniels isn't looking to get burned again. But that's before she meets legendary love expert Quinn Anderson at a relationship therapy retreat. The jaded travel show host vows to get an exclusive story on the gorgeous, enigmatic Dr. Love. Shay may not be buying into Quinn's whole relationship philosophy, but boy is he hot. Then the widowed entrepreneur throws Shay a challenge: he'll teach her the art of seducing a man by becoming her partner in an erotic test run. But he never expects his passionate student to surpass the teacher. Now the only exclusive he'll give is the one on Shay's heart.
The unflinching true account of a teenage girl's descent into society's underbelly -- and her mother's desperate and ultimately successful attempts to bring her back. How does an honor student at one of Los Angeles's finest prep schools -- a bright, beautiful girl from a loving home -- trade school uniforms and afternoons at the beach for shooting up in the back of a van in rural Indiana? How does her devoted mother emerge from the shock of finding that her daughter has not only disappeared but had been living a secret life for more than a year? Mother and daughter tell their parallel stories in mesmerizing first-person accounts. Claire Fontaine's story is a parent's worst nightmare, a cautionary tale chronicling her daughter Mia's drug-fueled manipulation of everyone around her as she sought refuge in the seedy underworld of criminals and heroin addicts, the painful childhood secrets that led up to it, and the healing that followed. Her search for Mia was brutal for both mother and daughter, a dizzying series of dead ends, incredible coincidences and, at times, miracles. Ultimately, Mia was forced into harsh-but-loving boot camp schools on two continents while Claire entered a painful but life-changing program of her own. Mia's story includes the jarring culture shock of the extreme and controversial behavior modification school she was in for nearly two years, which helped her overcome depression and self-hatred to emerge a powerful young woman with self-esteem and courage. An unforgettable story of love and transformation, Come Back is a heart-wrenching and humorous portrayal of the primal bond between mother and daughter that will resonate with women everywhere.
Andi Talbot and her mother are new to Orchard Park, a quaint, friendly suburb of Seattle. Andi misses her friends, her school, and her old neighborhood in Florida. The company of her Jack Russell terrier, Buddy, is her only comfort. But when a sudden storm frightens Buddy, he races out of their new house. Andi is worried that Buddy doesn't know the neighborhood. Will he be able to find his way home? Will Andi be able to help him? The combined efforts of Andi and her new friends fuel the search for Buddy, and their compassion for all animals inspires the Pet Finders Club to keep every pet in Orchard Park safe.
ADDICTED TO ADDIEOnce, rancher's daughter Addie Gentry loved a cowboy with all her young heart-and she gave herself to him completely. But, despite his ardent promises, Deke Larrabie rode off into the sunset, unknowingly leaving Addie with child....What scandalous secrets made Deke disappear? And how dare he come back to Bridgewater on the eve of Addie's engagement, to stir up desires as stormy as a Texas twister, to enthrall her young son, to claim what he vowed was rightfully his? Lithe, lean and more dangerous than ever, would Deke repeat past wrongs-or was this cowboy finally home to stay?
A disgraced director wants a comeback, but a rival wants him dead Carson Drury's first movie was a smash hit that raised his reputation from that of boy genius to greatest director of all time. His second film, The Imperial Albertsons, was even more ambitious, but aggressive editing from the suits at RKO Pictures ruined the movie, and Drury's career with it. Now RKO is dead--killed by the upstart medium known as television--and Drury wants to buy his movie and reedit it, his way. It's up to Scott Elliott to make sure Drury lives to see the final cut. A detective working for the ultraexclusive Hollywood Security Agency, Elliott spends his days and nights helping the stars keep their private lives private. There is someone out there who will kill to keep the new version of The ImperialAlbertsons from ever seeing the light of day, and Elliott will turn Hollywood upside down to find him.
William Inge's famous story of marital frustration which erupts in violence. Doc and Lola had an indiscreet affair, she became pregnant and, compelled to marry her, he gave up his medical studies, forfeited his future and settled down to a life of quiet desperation with the simple, homey Lola, who lost the child but has remained Doc's steadfast if slatternly wife. Now a chiropractor and recovering alcoholic, Doc's sobriety is tested when Marie, a young college student becomes their boarder bringing new life and long-dormant hostilities to the surface of Doc and Lola's troubled marriage.
In this heart-wrenching tale of love and loss, a young Marine and his best friend's sister plunge into a forbidden love affair while he's home on leave.When a Marine Chaplain knocks on her door, Jessa's heart breaks--someone she loves is dead. Killed in action, but is it Riley or Kit? Her brother or her boyfriend... Three months earlier, Marine Kit Ryan finds himself back home on leave and dangerously drawn to his best friend Riley's sister, Jessa--the one girl he can't have. Exhausted from fighting his feelings, Kit finally gives in, and Jessa isn't strong enough to resist diving headfirst into a passionate relationship. But what was just supposed to be a summer romance develops into something far greater than either of them expected. Jessa's finally found the man of her dreams and Kit's finally discovered there's someone he'd sacrifice everything for. When it's time for Kit to redeploy, neither one is ready to say goodbye. Jessa vows to wait for him and Kit promises to come home to her. No matter what. But as Jessa stands waiting for the Marine Chaplain to break her heart, she can't help but feel that Kit has broken his promise... Riley or Kit? Kit or Riley? Her brother or her boyfriend? Who's coming home to her?
After centuries of conflict, a peace treaty has finally been drawn between the warring Saxons and Norse -- largely due to the wisdom and bravery of the legendary Viking leader Wolf Hakonson and the noble warrior Lord Hawk. Hawk and Wolf each married women from warring clans to unite the Saxons and Norse. But for all its blessings, the promise of peace will remain fragile -- unless it can be sealed forever by a third and final marriage between these two proud clans....Come Back to MeThe most feared Viking to come out of the Northlands in a generation or more, Dragon Hakonson, brother to Lord Wolf and friend to Lord Hawk, hopes to steal a few days away by himself before entering into an arranged marriage with a Saxon bride. But instead of tranquillity, Dragon finds intrigue and passion when he has a chance encounter with a beguiling beauty disguised in boy's garb. It is clear that the fiery-haired, fiercely willed Rycca is running away from something ... or someone. Dragon is determined to uncover Rycca's reasons for escape and see her safely to her destination. Yet rather than surrender herself to Dragon's care, Rycca dares to defy him, disarm him, and even enchant him. For Rycca has a secret gift that Dragon cannot see. Stalked by the tragic past, struggling to fulfill the promise of peace, only when it is too late does Dragon discover the truth: that the temptress who has stolen his heart is none other than the woman destined to become his reluctant bride....From the Paperback edition.
As the host of an evening radio talk show about relationships, Sheena thinks she's heard it all. But night after night, when she's alone in the studio, she gets one last caller who offers up the best phone sex she's ever had.
Beany is thrilled to hear that her childhood friend Kay and her family are coming back to town. Now married with two small children, Beany looks forward to girl talk and playing with Kay's small son Jodey. When Kay arrives, Beany learns that she is very ill and that Jodey has been abused and is so frightened of people that he hides or runs away. She opens her heart and home to this little boy, hoping that love and acceptance can heal him.
From the author of Saturn's Return to New York comes this dark psychological thriller. "'What we think is impossible happens all the time.' So claims the beguiling narrator of Come Closer, and after reading this spare and menacing tale, the reader has to agree. Sara Gran has created a sly, satisfying (fast!) novel of one young woman possessed not only by a demon but also by her own secret desires."--Stewart O'Nan
For every reader who's bought into the idea of working harder, doing more, smiling bigger, or running faster to get more out of life-and then faced disappointment, fatigue, or the unnerving unexpected, award-winning author Jane Rubietta offers relief and irresistible promise.Her fresh approach to fifteen of Jesus's familiar but too-often forgotten invitations in the New Testament remind readers of His promise that: Life can be better, more sure and satisfying, more beautiful, and truly tasty-not just someday, in heaven, but here and now.With humor, unforgettable experiences, and gracious encouragement, Jane plumbs Scripture to bring alive these invitations of help, hope, and the refuge of Home. She takes readers on an exploration of the fifteen times in Scripture that Jesus invites followers to come-for relief, light, help, hope, and even breakfast. Jane then offers engaging ideas and tangible things readers can do to draw near to these promises.Come Closer is an invitation to a richer, more spiritual life-an invitation that will open readers' eyes to the love and feast God intends every soul to experience.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Brock gets caught in a dangerous triangle between a jockey, a mobster, and L.A.'s finest blondeGloria Malone is a big woman with a little husband, and a problem only Brock Callahan can solve. Her jockey beau, Tip, has fallen in with a half-reformed gangster, and Gloria fears trouble for the pint-sized horseman. But as Brock quickly finds, L.A.'s criminals have more to fear from Tip than he does from them. The short man has a long mean streak, a girl on the side, and a couple of illegitimate children to boot. Even his horses don't like him. Brock isn't surprised when someone decides to end the little gremlin's racing career once and for all--with a carving knife. The world of horse racing is buried under a layer of grime that's thicker than the Santa Anita racetrack's mud after a thunderstorm. To penetrate it, Brock will have to take the whip into his own hand and do whatever it takes to stay on the horse.
Don't miss this irresistible reader favorite about what happens when you combine work with play from New York Times bestseller Sherryl Woods He was everywhere she turned: the candy counter, the cafeteria...even next to her on the airplane! At first, entertainment lawyer Lindsay Tabor thought the handsome stranger was trailing her. But it turned out he was none other than Mark Channing--the elusive screenwriter Lindsay had been sent to track down and sign up. Mark wouldn't even consider Lindsay's offer unless she accompanied him to his mountaintop ski retreat. Ever the professional, Lindsay didn't know what to make of Mark's persistent attention. And although she hated anything to do with the cold, Lindsay soon found her resistance melting--and her temperature rapidly rising!
A globe-trotting lawyer meets a globe-trotting author and gets more than she bargains for while trying to get him to sign a contract to write a screen play for one of his best-selling novels.
How do you say no to a man at thirty-thousand feet? When Grier Thompson is called to Indigo, Alaska to deal with the estate of her late, estranged father, the last thing she expected to find was a hotly contested will, a hostile half-sister who never knew Grier existed, or for that matter, an entire town that doesn't take kindly to this stranger. Except maybe for Mick O'Shaughnessy. An Indigo native, Mick has all he wants in life: a soft flannel shirt, a nice cottage, and a thriving airline charter business. Could this simple life get any better? One look at Grier and Mick discovers the answer is a resounding, "yes. " She thinks so too--and if it weren't for her family baggage, maybe she could relax and enjoy herself before it's time to return to real life. But then an unexpected visitor from Grier's past unsettles the entire town just when the residents were finally starting to warm to her. By the time Mick comes out of the clouds to realize he's fallen head over heels in love, it might be just too late to win Grier's heart. .
ANOTHER NIGHTMARE OR A DREAM COME TRUE?Though weary and frightened, hazardous-materials technician Brie Williams could still spot danger, and her rugged new partner seemed to be it. Did Linc Tanner's macho facade hide chilling threats...or enough warmth to heat her senses to a fever pitch? If only she could trust him....VICTIM OR SUSPECT?Brie Williams was Tanner's toughest assignment. Without blowing his cover, he had to expose the shady dealings that had killed her former partner. Brie's aura of aching vulnerability made him want to bare his very soul to her, but he had to keep silent. If he conquered the darkness surrounding her, only then would their love shine like a glorious dawn.
The newest paranormal romance in the national bestselling Broken Heart series Everybody makes mistakes-and my first one was named Connor, a heart- stealing Scottish hottie. I thought our night together was the beautiful beginning to a love story, which turned out to be my second mistake. I, Phoebe Allen, lifelong Broken Heart resident and vampire, am now mated to a half-demon. Thankfully Phoebe's four-year-old son Danny is safely away at Disneyworld with his human father. Because Phoebe's right in the middle of major paranormal drama, helping Connor and his rag-tag group of friends retrieve part of an ancient talisman in order to ward off Connor's vicious stepmother, an uber-demon named Lilith. Phoebe swears she isn't falling for any of Connor's demon charm. But still, he's willing to do anything to protect her and prevent demons from storming into Broken Heart. And her undead heart can't resist a bad boy with identity issues...
Thankfully, Phoebe's four-year-old son Danny is safely away at Disney World with his human father - because Pheobe's right in the middle of a major paranormal drama, helping Connor and his ragtag group of friends retrieve part of an ancient talisman in order to ward off Connor's vicious stepmother, an über-demon named Lilith. Phoebe swears she isn't falling for any of Connor's demon charm. But still, he's willing to do anything to protect her and prevent demons from storming into Broken Heart. And her undead heart can't resist a bad boy with identity issues.
Combining a fresh look at the key players in the disaster with his deep knowledge of black migrations and government policy over decades, Dyson provides the historical context that has been sorely missing from public conversation about Hurricane Katrina. He explores the legacy of black suffering in America since slavery and ties its psychic scars to today's crisis, even exploring the agonizing question that came from both survivors and right-wing apologists, "Did God cause Katrina?" His critique of the way black people are framed in the national consciousness will shock and surprise even the most politically savvy reader.
"A fascinating look into drinking culture around the world" - Condé Nast Traveler"An intoxicating tour" - Time Out New York"Well-curated collection of anecdotes, stories and sorrowful remembrances ...A delightful collection that will surely inspire many bar-hopping tours." - Kirkus Reviews"Perfect holiday gift book. . . Between the bars, locales, themes and the writers themselves, there is something here for pretty much everyone." - Forbes.com"This delightful collection of stories takes readers on a journey to cherished watering holes across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia." - Fodor's Travel 2014 Holiday Gift Guide"A reminder that no matter where you are in the world there is always a place nearby that feels like home." - The Paris Review"Like a good bar, the book's clientele of writers and the bars, dives, lounges, and hooch parlors they write about are a diverse, talkative, friendly, serious and funny bunch." - Seattle Magazine"Emotionally resonant, diving well beyond simple stories about watering holes" - Bustle"The handsomely designed, 352-page book covers everything from dives to 'upscale joints,' from Antarctica to Paris. It's often funny, occasionally touching and definitely succeeds in making you thirsty" - The Missoula Independent"In this collection of essays, writers including Joe Meno, Rosie Schaap, and Craig Finn pay tribute to the bars that have shaped them. It's an outstanding and talented group, and a subject that's close to the hearts of many literary types." - Vol. 1 BrooklynA neighborhood bar can become as comfortable as a second home or a memory best avoided-a wild evening half remembered and better forgotten. But what makes a particular bar special, better than the one just down the street? The answers vary considerably as writers share personal stories of drinking establishments both local and exotic. Come Here Often is an intoxicating world tour from Antarctica to New York City, Kiribati to Minnesota, to the places that have inspired-and distracted- some of our favorite contemporary writers over many years and many more drinks.Funny, smart, and poignant, this anthology is a rare opportunity to do some serious armchair drinking with Andrew W.K., Rosie Schaap, Jack Hitt, Jim Shepard, Alissa Nutting, Duff McKagan, Laura Lippman, Craig Finn, Darin Strauss, Elissa Schappell, and many more.Sean Manning is the author of The Things That Need Doing: A Memoir (Broadway, 2010) and editor of four critically acclaimed anthologies including Bound to Last: 30 Writers on Their Most Cherished Book. He has contributed to numerous publications and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Follow Sean on Twitter @talkingcovers.
How do you tell your partner that you'd like to be spanked? Where can you find a good dominatrix? If your husband like to wear your panties, does that mean he's gay? What really goes on at SM clubs? After you tie someone up, what exactly are you supposed to do? Is there such a thing as normal sex? If you've ever wondered about the ins and outs of bondage, spanking, or cross-dressing, look no further. Come Hither is a frank, friendly guide on how to turn your secret fantasies into satisfying expressions of love and desire. The official resource guide for SM/fetish sex at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, Come Hither proves that a little kink can be a lot of fun.
From the book: Bill Monroe was such a unique, complex, larger than life figure that the impact of his music and his person may still not have fully sunk in even almost 10 years after his death. There will surely be other books about Monroe in the future, but happily we can add this title to the 3 or 4 others already written about the man. Most recently, Butch Robins put out a provocative summation of his years as a banjo player, focusing heavily on his two stints as a Blue Grass Boy. Curiously, the writer of this new volume is also a banjo player, although of an entirely different background and temperament. This book concentrates on the 3-year period (1974-1976) when Black was Monroe's banjo player-and a good one. The book is an easy and very enjoyable read, filled with anecdotes and serious glimpses of life on the road with the legendary band leader. Any fan of Monroe will surely enjoy this well-written book. With Foreword written by Neil V. Rosenberg, author of "Bluegrass: A History." This volume also includes a complete listing of Bob Black's appearances with Monroe, his most memorable experiences while they worked together, brief descriptions of the more important musicians and bands mentioned, and suggestions for further reading and listening. Offering a rare perspective on the creative forces that drove one of America's greatest composers and musical innovators, Come Hither to Go Yonder will deeply reward any fans of Bill Monroe, of bluegrass, or of American vernacular music. FROM AUTHOR'S WEBSITE: "Being a bluegrass banjo player and Monroe fan for most of my life, I found it easy to project myself into the situations and encounters that Black describes. This is a stimulating and thoroughly enjoyable book that I would recommend to anyone interested in Monroe's music." -- Tom Adler, folklorist and bluegrass historian Come Hither to Go Yonder is told from the perspective of a musician who was actually there. Filled with observations made from the unique vantage point of a man who has traveled and performed extensively with the master, this book is Bob Black's personal memoir about the profound infiuence that Monroe exerted on the musicians who have carried on the bluegrass tradition in the wake of his 1996 death.
Lisa Scottoline has delivered taut thrillers with a powerful emotional wallop in her New YorkTimesbestsellers Save Me,Think Twice,and Look Again. Now, with her new novel, Come Home,she ratchets up the suspense with the riveting story of a mother who sacrifices her future for a child from her past. Jill Farrow is a typical suburban mom who has finally gotten her and her daughter's lives back on track after a divorce. She is about to remarry, her job as a pediatrician fulfills her - though it is stressful - and her daughter, Megan, is a happily over-scheduled thirteen-year-old juggling homework and the swim team. But Jill's life is turned upside down when her ex-stepdaughter, Abby, shows up on her doorstep late one night and delivers shocking news: Jill's ex-husband is dead. Abby insists that he was murdered and pleads with Jill to help find his killer. Jill reluctantly agrees to make a few inquiries and discovers that things don't add up. As she digs deeper, her actions threaten to rip apart her new family, destroy their hard-earned happiness, and even endanger her own life. Yet Jill can't turn her back on a child she loves and once called her own. Come Homereads with the breakneck pacing of a thriller while also exploring the definition of motherhood, asking the questions: Do you ever stop being a mother? Can you ever have an ex-child? What are the limits to love of family?
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