From the internationally bestselling author of The Gilded Hour comes Sara Donati's enthralling epic about two trailblazing female doctors in nineteenth-century New York. Obstetrician Dr. Sophie Savard returns home to the achingly familiar rhythms of Manhattan in the early spring of 1884 to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. With the help of Dr. Anna Savard, her dearest friend, cousin, and fellow physician she plans to continue her work aiding the disadvantaged women society would rather forget. As Sophie sets out to construct a new life for herself, Anna's husband, Detective Sergeant Jack Mezzanotte calls on them both to consult on two new cases: the wife of a prominent banker has disappeared into thin air, and the corpse of a young woman is found with baffling wounds that suggest a killer is on the loose. In New York it seems that the advancement of women has brought out the worst in some men. Unable to ignore the plight of New York's less fortunate, these intrepid cousins draw on all resources to protect their patients.
Take a journey into the dark minds of DC's most dangerous super-villains in these tales starring The Joker, the Mist, Captain Cold, Signalman, the Puppeteer, Clock King, Mr. Who and many more. Also collects Action Comics #57 And 69; Batman #25, 84 And 112; World's Finest Comics #6 And 111; The Flash #114 And 121; Adventure Comics #72 And 77; Green Lantern #1 And 33; Wonder Woman #36; Sensation Comics #66 And 71; More Fun Comics #65, 73 And 76; Flash Comics #86, 90 And 100; All-American Comics #61; Kid Eternity #15; And Doll Man Quarterly #15.
From bestselling author Laura Zigman, a hilarious novel about a wife and mother whose life is unraveling and the well-intentioned but increasingly disastrous steps she takes to course-correct her relationships, her career, and her belief in herself. Judy never intended to start wearing the dog. But when she stumbled across her son Teddy's old baby sling during a halfhearted basement cleaning, something in her snapped. So: the dog went into the sling, Judy felt connected to another living being, and she's repeated the process every day since. Life hasn't gone according to Judy's plan. Her career as a children's book author offered a glimpse of success before taking an embarrassing nose dive. Teddy, now a teenager, treats her with some combination of mortification and indifference. Her best friend is dying. And her husband, Gary, has become a pot-addled professional snackologist who she can't afford to divorce. On top of it all, she has a painfully ironic job writing articles for a self-help website-a poor fit for someone seemingly incapable of helping herself. Wickedly funny and surprisingly tender, Separation Anxiety offers a frank portrait of middle-aged limbo, examining the ebb and flow of life's most important relationships. Tapping into the insecurities and anxieties that most of us keep under wraps, and with a voice that is at once gleefully irreverent and genuinely touching, Laura Zigman has crafted a new classic for anyone taking fumbling steps toward happiness.
For years, he's been an object of fear, fascination . . . and fantasy. But of all the wicked rumors that shadow the formidable Alexander Moncrieffe, Duke of Falconbridge, the ton knows one thing for certain: only fools dare cross him. And when Ian Eversea does just that, Moncrieffe knows the perfect revenge: he'll seduce Ian's innocent sister, Genevieve-the only Eversea as yet untouched by scandal. First he'll capture her heart . . . and then he'll break it. But everything about Genevieve is unexpected: the passion simmering beneath her cool control, the sharp wit tempered by gentleness . . . and though Genevieve has heard the whispers about the duke's dark past, and knows she trifles with him at her peril, one incendiary kiss tempts her deeper into a world of extraordinary sensuality. Until Genevieve is faced with a fateful choice . . . is there anything she won't do for a duke? Contains mature themes.
When the electric grid and cloud computing get knocked out on the same night, the Metropolis High Hamsters aren't quite sure how to deal...with a cafeteria that only accepts cash? And some of the girls are more affected than others: Batgirl without her smartphone barely makes it to school at all, but Green Lantern is mostly determined to keep her friends safe. Speaking of which, has anyone seen Bumblebee? With half the team out of commission, how will the girls find the source of the problem and fix it before Sweet Justice runs out of non-frozen desserts?! DC Super Hero Girls: Powerless continues to develop the relationships forged throughout the beloved DC Super Hero Girls series.
Dear Lady Truelove . . . My twin brother and I need a new mother, though Papa insists he'll never marry again. Must be nice, brainy, and fond of cats . . . Lady Truelove may be London's most famous advice columnist, but James St. Clair, the Earl of Kenyon, knows his wild young sons need a tutor, not a new mother. They need a man tough enough to make his hellions tow the line, and James is determined to find one. Miss Amanda Leighton, former schoolteacher and governess, knows she has all the qualifications to be a tutor. And while female tutors are unheard of, Amanda isn't about to lose the chance at her dream job because of pesky details like that. If Lord Kenyon insists on hiring a man, then she has only one option . . .Jamie isn't sure what to make of his new employee, until he realizes the shocking truth-beneath the ill-fitting suits, his boys' tutor is a woman. An unconventional, outspoken, thoroughly intriguing woman. Despite Amanda's deception, he can't dismiss her when his boys are learning so much. Yet Jamie, too, is learning surprising lessons-about desire, seduction, and passionate second chances . . .
After being disowned and labelled human because she can't shift, Betty Newman rescues unwanted dogs to fulfill her need for pack. Being rejected by her birth pack was enough pain for a lifetime and she'll do anything to avoid subjecting herself to their prejudices. Things change when Ken Birch wakes in her kennel still in wolf form and declares she's his soul mate. His presence wakes her feral heart and makes her long for a life she can't have. Old wounds are opened and she refuses to listen to instinct. But only a shifter can be a soul mate and now her life is in danger by New Port's pack. Either Betty learns to shift or she dies. Problem is the only one willing to help is Ken, the last person she wants.
Early October is winding down time in Busman's Harbor, Maine, but there's nothing relaxing about it for Julia Snowden. Between busloads of weekend leaf peepers at the Snowden Family Clambake and a gut renovation of the old mansion on Morrow Island, she's keeping it all together with a potentially volatile skeleton crew-until one of them turns up dead under the firewood. When the Russian demo team clearing out the mansion discovers a room that's been sealed off for decades, Julia's baffled as to its purpose and what secrets it might have held. Tensions are already simmering with the crew, but when one of the workers is found murdered, things come to a boil. With the discovery of another body-and a mysterious diary with Cyrillic text in the hidden room-the pressure's on Julia to dig up a real killer fast. But she'll have to sort through a pile of suspects, including ex-spouses, a spurned lover, and a recently released prisoner, to fish out one clammed-up killer.
The Earth is being invaded, but no one knows about it. When Jake, Rachel, Tobias, Cassie, and Marco stumble upon a downed alien spaceship and its dying pilot, they're given an incredible power -- they can transform into any animal they touch. With it, they become Animorphs, the unlikely champions in a secret war for the planet. And the enemies they're fighting could be anyone . . . even the people closest to them.
When it comes to women, sexy, well-built Kyle Coleman has always been a lover, not a fighter. His one exception? The tempting, beautiful Ella Fisher. Her family and his share a tempestuous past, which make the two of them as a couple off-limits-despite the fact that she inspires some of his dirtiest fantasies. He's kept his hands off of her for years . . . until the lines between family loyalty and lust become irrevocably blurred one fateful evening and changes everything between them.
In this story written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Nick Derington, Batman is pushed to his limit as he sets off in search of an item with incredible destructive powers-and embarks on a journey across the DC Universe! It's a race to the finish line as Batman chases the Riddler from Gotham to Gorilla City and beyond, with the fate of humanity in the balance. Guest stars include Vandal Savage, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Deathstroke, Jonah Hex, and more! Collects Batman: Universe #1-6.
The battle for the soul of Hell's Kitchen! It's wall-to-wall David Lapham (Stray Bullets) as the Eisner Award winner writes and illustrates two of Marvel's biggest icons! Daredevil and the Punisher clash as half the East Coast's underworld - in chaos since the Kingpin was deposed - scramble for a shot at the big chair. And as the city descends into chaos, as murder and intimidation become the staples of the day, Daredevil and the Punisher each seek to restore order in their own unique way. For Daredevil - who's anointed himself the city's new Kingpin - this means dispensing justice at the end of a billy club. But for the Punisher, justice for these animals comes in the shape of a shotgun. Featuring more villains than you can shake a stick at, including Hammerhead and the nefarious Jackal!
Jenny Lucas swore she'd never go home again. But being told you're dying has a way of changing things. Years after she left, she and her five-year-old daughter, Isabella, must return to her sleepy North Carolina town to face the ghosts she left behind. They welcome her in the form of her oxygen tank-toting grandmother, her stoic and distant father, and David, Isabella's dad . . . Who doesn't yet know he has a daughter. As Jenny navigates the rough and unknown waters of her new reality, the unforgettable story that unfolds is a testament to the power of love and its ability to change everything-to heal old hurts, bring new beginnings . . . Even overcome the impossible. A stunning debut about love and loss from a talented new voice.
Following her critically acclaimed narration of Little Women Part One, narrator Anne Undeland picks up the story from where it left off with Good Wives aka Little Women Part Two. Three years after the curtain closed on the first book, we're brought back into the March family fold, opening with Meg's wedding. No longer little girls dreaming of castles in the air, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are now young women, each with her own share of joy and heartache, and each with her own path to forge. What mark will the sisters leave on the world? Will they marry? How will they navigate both life and death in all its complication and beauty? Alcott answers these questions and more with her characteristic grace, her singular wit and her abiding faith in the power of love. A classic for all ages.
Her new business is heating up. His hormones are raging. Can these shifters kindle a scorching connection? Angie Weldon is as tough as her polished, stiletto-sharp nails. As a backscratcher catering to the wild and whiskered, she's had her share of shaggy suitors. But she's not sure how to handle the brazen shifter who swears she too is a dragon. Eoin Grant hasn't found a female of his kind in decades. But one sniff of Angie and he's fallen hook, line, and scales in lust. Then again, so has just about every other hot-blooded fire-breather in town... Though Angie discounts Eoin's crazy claims, she can't ignore the sizzling chemistry she feels when she scrapes her fingers down his spine. And Eoin knows he must entice her true form out of hiding, or lose the stunning beauty to a swooping rival. Will Angie and Eoin play it cool, or expose themselves to the blaze of lust? Not His Dragon is the hilarious first book in the paranormal rom-com Not This Series. If you like steamy attractions, fast-paced action, and snarky humor, then you'll love Annie Nicholas's hotter than hot romp.
She keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon . . . and keeps him on his toes. Everyone's awed by his Scotland Yard successes-but they don't know about his secret weapon. No matter how messy the murder or how dirty the deed, Mrs. Jeffries's polished detection skills are up to the task . . . proving that behind every great man there's a woman-and that a crimesolver's work is never done. When the general office manager of Sutcliffe Manufacturing is murdered, no one is really surprised. Ronald Dearman was anything but a dear man. The tyrannical bully had more than enough enemies to go around. But who hated him enough to walk into his office and put a bullet between his eyes? For once, Inspector Gerald Witherspoon doesn't get the case; it's given to another inspector. Then someone from Mrs. Jeffries' past-someone she'd hoped to never see again-shows up and begs for her help. Now Mrs. Jeffries must step into the fray and stop a terrible miscarriage of justice . . .
First in a brand-new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick about one man's pursuit of justice-and unbridled desire. Law and order: For as long as Samantha can remember, Hunter-a man as strong as steel, with a heart of gold-has been her hero. It came as no surprise to Samantha when she found out that the ranch-hardened cowboy who always protected her from bullies went on to become the town's sheriff. What does surprise her is how incredibly hot he still is. And how much she still wants him...
Just yesterday, Ben was a neckbeard weeb with a weakness for Red Bull and tendies. Today, he's got a new name, a new face, and a new body, and he's watching the Glaton City Guard fight a twenty-foot-tall ooze that crawled forth from the sewers. Tomorrow, he'll need to find a guild to join, save a girl, steal a crown, and most importantly, convince an innkeep about the gloriousness of chicken fingers.
Don't sleep with your best friend. Take it from me. I did it. And it was awful-I-wish-the-tequila-made-me-forget kind of bad. The problem is, Luke has forgotten. He swears that he can't remember a thing about that night beyond the trays of tequila shots being set on the tables. But I can't forget. I can't forget how good his hands felt until I fell over and hit my hip on the dresser, and I sure as hell can't forget the entire two minutes. It's awkward, embarrassing, and the new subject of a couple of dirty lucid dreams. But I have no intention of telling him what we did. Nothing good comes from telling your best friend he's the worst guy you've ever slept with. And that makes having tequila on my birthday a very, very bad idea...
In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted...Bold and fearless, Nina Markova always dreamed of flying. When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, she risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on the invading Germans. When she is stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, and only Nina's bravery and cunning will keep her alive. Transformed by the horrors he witnessed from Omaha Beach to the Nuremberg Trials, British war correspondent Ian Graham has become a Nazi hunter. Yet one target eludes him: a vicious predator known as the Huntress. To find her, the fierce, disciplined investigator joins forces with the only witness to escape the Huntress alive: the brazen, cocksure Nina. But a shared secret could derail their mission unless Ian and Nina force themselves to confront it. Growing up in post-war Boston, seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride is determined to become a photographer. When her long-widowed father unexpectedly comes homes with a new fiancée, Jordan is thrilled. But there is something disconcerting about the soft-spoken German widow. Certain that danger is lurking, Jordan begins to delve into her new stepmother's past-only to discover that there are mysteries buried deep in her family . . . secrets that may threaten all Jordan holds dear. In this immersive, heart-wrenching story, Kate Quinn illuminates the consequences of war on individual lives, and the price we pay to seek justice and truth.
A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Blake Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page. --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) THE PERFECT LIE is book #5 in a new psychological suspense series by bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose #1 bestseller Once Gone (a free download) has over 1,000 five-star reviews. When a gorgeous, popular gym trainer is found murdered in a wealthy suburban town, criminal profiler and FBI agent Jessie Hunt, 29, is called in to find out who killed her. Yet the twisted secrets that this affair-ridden town holds is unlike anything she has encountered before. Who was this woman sleeping with? How many marriages did she shatter? And why did they want her dead? A fast-paced psychological suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and heart-pounding suspense, THE PERFECT LIE is book #5 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Book #6 in the Jessie Hunt series will be available soon.
Simon and Kestra are hurtling down paths ever farther from each other as the battle for control of Antora rages. Simon, newly king of the Halderians, is pressed on all sides by royal duties. Harlyn Mindell is his betrothed and intended queen, but Simon can't give up hope for a life with Kestra. Kestra, exiled, feels her magic growing -- and despite everyone's warnings, she knows she must embrace it. That power is the key to the kingdom's future. Both still strive to defeat the evil Lord Endrick, but danger awaits them on the murky road forward. And is a common enemy enough to help them survive -- or to carry them back to each other? Jennifer A. Nielsen delivers breathtaking twists and shocking revelations in an epic and action-packed third installment of The Traitor's Game.
Colonial Marines are the elite military fighters of the future, battling alien threats across the galaxy. One hero has the chance to fight alongside Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks, who saved his life from Xenomorphs so long ago. Following the events of Aliens: Resistance, Alec Brand, the colonist rescued by Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks, has grown up into an elite Colonial Marine. A secret mission brings him back to the Alien-infested moon where he was rescued...and face to face with the past. Brian Wood (Massive, Aliens: Defiance) joins artist Kieran McKeown (Halo: Lone Wolf) for an action-packed battle against a dangerous alien threat.
In this new printing of a classic collection, meet one of Batman's most formidable adversaries; the founder of the League of Assassins known as Ra's al Ghul! This volume includes Ra's al Ghul's famous debut in Daughter of the Demon! Plus, Bruce Wayne goes undercover as Matches Malone to track down the Demon's Head! Collects Detective Comics #411, #485, and #489-490; Batman #232, #235, #240, and #242-244; and DC Special Series #15.
Izzy Tyburn has promised the world that if it won't have her in it, it'll have nothing of her at all. Chased by an unstoppable killer, she's retreading her life, leaving nothing behind but burned rubber, ash, and the sun-scorched bones of those who get in her way. Ride shotgun on an existential road trip through the tangle of a blood-splattered life. Mad Max: Fury Road meets Neil Gaiman's Sandman in this full-throttle, grindhouse fantasy epic!
Mary must decide how to cast the roles for the ballet Snow White, which the school will perform for International Dance Day. Bruno has no competition for the role of Prince Charming. But who will play Snow White? Julie is fed up with her perpetual image as the sweet heroine, while Carla can totally picture herself in this starring role. So who, in the end, will bite the red apple and be kissed by Bruno? Julie? Carla? Lucie? Alia? In the world of dance, anything can happen!
For fans of the hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series: Get ready to meet Big Nate! In this audio collection enjoy the first four adventures of the New York Times bestselling series. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself: Nate knows he's meant for big things. REALLY big things. But things don't always go your way just because you're awesome. Nate barely survives his dad's toxic oatmeal before rushing off to school-minus his lunch. He body slams the no-nonsense principal. He accidentally insults his least favorite teacher, the horrifying Mrs. Godfrey (aka Godzilla). And school has barely started! Trouble always seems to find him, but Nate keeps his cool. He knows he's destined for greatness. A fortune cookie told him so. Here comes BIG NATE, accidental mischief maker and definitely NOT the teacher's pet. Big Nate Strikes Again: Big Nate will surpass all others! But it won't be easy. He's stuck with Gina, his all-time enemy, in a class project for his least favorite teacher Mrs. Godfrey, aka Godzilla. To make matters worse, Gina ALSO ends up on his fleeceball team, right when Nate is set to win his first fleeceball championship ever. This is his moment for glory, but Gina's sure to steal his thunder, or ruin everything. Will Nate win or lose? Pass or fail? Or end up in detention . . . AGAIN? Big Nate on a Roll: Nate's a big deal in his scout troop . . . until Artur-aka Mr. Perfect-joins. Now Nate's stuck in second place. And Artur means business. Will Nate take the grand prize? Or wipe out, big time? Big Nate Goes for Broke: Big Nate is going for broke in the fourth novel in the hilarious New York Times bestselling series by Lincoln Peirce! This time, Nate and his friends are in the Ultimate Snowdown-a wintry snow-sculpture competition against the bullies from Jefferson Middle School, who beat P.S. 38 at EVERYTHING! But as the rivalry between P.S. 38 and Jefferson Middle School escalates, will Nate be able to save the day? And finally win against his biggest rivals?
When we talk about being cozy, most of us think of a favorite sweater or a steaming cup of tea on a rainy day. But to Isabel Gillies, coziness goes beyond mere objects. To be truly cozy, she argues, means learning to identify the innermost truth of yourself and carrying it into the world, no matter your environment. Starting when she was young, Gillies has gradually learned the art and subtle beauty of creating a life where you feel safe, steadied, and at home in the world. From old family recipes and subway rides to jury duty and hospital stays, in Cozy Gillies shows readers that true ease stems not with throw pillows and a candle, but from opportunities to feel that we are part of something bigger than ourselves, and learn to make ourselves at home no matter where we are. Simple choices can make a hectic life or an uncomfortable situation just a little more comfortable-you just have to know what to do. Just as Marie Kondo offered a philosophy for how to tidy, Gillies offers a new way of occupying the spaces we live in. Starting with yourself, then broadening to your home, your community, and the world at large, Cozy will show you how to bring the truth of who you are into any situation, easy or challenging. As Gillies says, Cozy isn't something that just exists. You have to make cozy happen. Written with profound warmth and featuring hand-drawn illustrations, this wise, necessary book is call to action for each of us to seek out those often-missed opportunities to care for ourselves, and to begin living a more intimate and authentic life.
*This title is part of the hoopla BONUS BORROWS COLLECTION! For a limited time, this is one of 1000+ titles you can borrow without using any of your monthly hoopla Borrows!* Where is God when my suffering seems never-ending? Can I really find joy in this fallen world? This powerful book confronts these questions with stories of the author's near-death experience, a daughter's suicide attempt, mental illness, and numerous other gripping stories that demonstrate not only that God is present when we need him, but that through our trials we can find true intimacy with him. Author Randy Kay recounts how, as a former devout agnostic, he survived a near-fatal accident while searching for the truth-and when he met the One he sought to disprove, his journey changed from a life of extreme trials into one of genuine joy. In this book, Kay offers his testimony to show listeners how God uses suffering and brokenness to build an intimate and indestructible relationship with him, while breaking down barriers and ushering the listener into an authentic relationship with the Author of love.
Bestselling author Candice Fox delivers a compulsive new crime thriller with Gone by Midnight. Crimson Lake is where people with dark pasts come to disappear-and where others vanish into thin air... Four young boys are left alone in a hotel room while their parents dine downstairs. When Sara Farrow checks on the children at midnight, her son is missing. Distrustful of the police, Sara turns to Crimson Lake's unlikeliest private investigators-disgraced cop Ted Conkaffey and convicted killer Amanda Pharrell. For Ted, the case couldn't have come at a worse time. Two years ago a false accusation robbed him of his career, his reputation, and most importantly, his family. But now Lillian, the daughter he barely knows, is coming to stay in his ramshackle cottage by the lake. Ted must dredge up the area's worst characters to find the missing boy. The clock is ticking, and the danger he uncovers could well put his own child in deadly peril.
Beautiful and new in town, Ellen Langston-Jones doesn't have any enemies. So, when she's found dead in the communal gardens, Inspector Witherspoon quickly narrows the field of suspects down to one: Lucius Montague, who was seen threatening Mrs. Langston-Jones shortly before her death. The Inspector and all of London are positive that he's the killer, but Mrs. Jeffries has doubts. Her biggest problem is that Lucius Montague is a very disagreeable character and no one-including Inspector Witherspoon's staff-is inclined to save his skin. Now, she must turn the tide of the investigation . . . or watch an innocent man take the fall for the real killer.
Chandler Moon's career as a defenseman for the IceCats is on fire. However, his marriage has gone up in flames . . . literally. He's resigned himself to the single life and being the best dog dad he can be, but he still holds out hope that one day he'll find The One. So, imagine his surprise when he runs into The One Who Got Away: Amelia Justice. His best friend's baby sister. AKA: The One Who Is Totally Off-Limits. Amelia is broken. The punches that life, and her ex-husband, have thrown at her have her down for the count. She's cut herself off from her family and friends as she works to rebuild her self-esteem and her spirit. Hidden away in a small town, she never expects to reconnect with The One She Should Have Chosen. Chandler is so much more than he was in college: more handsome, more muscular, more tattooed . . . It was supposed to be a casual fling while Amelia and Chandler worked to put the pieces of their lives back together. But as every good hockey player knows, a rebound can turn into one hell of a goal.
Luc When you come from a crime family, you have a name to live up to. My enemies know I'm a bastard who shows no mercy-exactly the cold-hearted don my father would want me to be. Except we're not the ones in charge. Yet . . . The Boss wants me to take over his billion-dollar business, and the only way that's happening is if I can win the heart of his cop daughter. I planned to treat her just like all the other women who meant nothing to me, until I met her and everything changed. Falling in love wasn't part of the plan. Neither was finding out that her father has a hidden agenda, and I'm just a pawn in his game. Amelia Running . . . Running away again. That was me. Always running from something. Running from my past and the terrible, dark, family secrets. Running away from myself, from the person I was and who I used to be. Now I'm running from my heart. Luc . . . The type of man I never wanted to end up with. The mobster, the criminal, who called me his goddess and worshiped the ground I walked on. I shouldn't want him . . . because loving this man would be my worst nightmare. But . . . I couldn't resist him . . . Contains mature themes.
Orlando Edison is a stockbroker using London's infatuation with foreign mining ventures to make a fortune. He has curried favor with the nation's most respected aristocrats, even inviting three influential investors-known as the Merry Gentlemen-to be part of his latest enterprise. Edison is welcomed in the highest circles and moves with ease among the rich and powerful. But a few days before Christmas, he is found murdered. Inspector Witherspoon and his household are looking forward to the festive season. But they all know their duty, and led by the intrepid Mrs. Jeffries, they plan to see justice served for the holidays . . . Mrs. Jeffries keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon . . . and keeps him on his toes. Everyone's awed by his Scotland Yard successes-but they don't know about his secret weapon. No matter how messy the murder or how dirty the deed, Mrs. Jeffries's polished detection skills are up to the task . . . proving that behind every great man there's a woman-and that a crimesolver's work is never done.
Serge and Coleman are back on the road, ready to hit the next stop on their list of obscure and wacky points of interest in the Sunshine State. This time, Serge's interest is drawn to one of the largest retirement villages in the world-also known as the site of an infamous sex scandal between a retiree and her younger beau that rocked the community. What starts out as an innocent quest to observe elders in their natural habitats, sample the local cuisine, and scope out a condo to live out the rest of their golden years, soon becomes a Robin Hood-like crusade to recover the funds of swindled residents. After all, our seniors should be revered and respected-they've heroically fought in wars, garnered priceless wisdom, and they have the best first-hand accounts of bizarre Floridian occurrences only Serge would know about. But as the resident's rally for Serge to seek justice on their behalves, two detectives are hot on the heels of Serge and Coleman's murderous trail. In this epic adventure that jumps between present day and the tumultuous times of the Vietnam war, mystery fans are in for a witty and deliciously violent delight from the twisted imagination of bestselling author Tim Dorsey.
It started with one little lie. But Jane Hardy will do everything in her power to uncover the truth in this gripping new romantic suspense. Jane Hardy is appointed interim sheriff in Pelican Harbor, Alabama, after her father retires, but there's no time for an adjustment period. When her father is arrested for theft and then implicated in a recent murder, Jane quickly realizes she's facing someone out to destroy the only family she has. After escaping with her father from a cult fifteen years ago, Jane has searched relentlessly for her mother-who refused to leave-ever since. Could someone from that horrible past have found them? Reid Bechtol is well-known for his documentaries, and his latest project involves covering Jane's career. Jane has little interest in the attention, but the committee who appointed her loves the idea of the publicity. Jane finds herself depending on Reid's calm manner as he follows her around filming, and they begin working together to clear her father. But Reid has his own secrets from the past, and the gulf between them may be impossible to cross-especially once her father's lie catches up with him. Part of the Pelican Harbor series Book One: One Little Lie Book Two: Two Reasons to Run Book Three: Three Buried Secrets
Ralph and Smith are flatmates and best mates-until, that is, the gorgeous Jemima moves in. Then suddenly they're bickering about a lot more than who drank the last beer. Of course, Jem knows that one of them is the man for her-but is it Ralph or Smith? Upstairs, Karl and Siobhan have been happily unmarried for fifteen years-until, that is, Cheri moves into the flat above theirs. Cheri's got her eye on Karl and doesn't see why she should let a little thing like his girlfriend stand in her way... Sooner or later it's all got to come to a head-and what better place for tears and laughter, break ups and make ups than Ralph's party?
Connor Prescott doesn't do one night stands (yes, ladies, he's an anomaly), so when he meets a beautiful woman during a snowed in night at the airport who wants to forget her heartache, he makes an exception. Their night together is incendiary, and by morning Connor wants more...except his sexy stranger is gone. He's pretty sure he'll never see her again, until three and a half years later, she finds him and changes his entire world with three little words.... You're a daddy.
Teenage Breq escapes the grim streets of a resource low, near-future world to take a job as a 'corpse diver' in a massive online SciFi game, Bane. Breq finds himself in a dangerous, life-threatening adventure within the game as he searches for the reason for the death of his best friend. With landscapes and settings that evoke the SciFi classics, our hero must level up his character as fast as he can, so as to be able to take on and defeat a sinister, masked figure. Especially as the threat posed by the unknown character is not limited to events within the game.
*PLEASE NOTE: This concise summary is unofficial and is not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by the original book's publisher or author.* Short on time? Or maybe you've already read the book, but need a refresh on the most important takeaways. In a quick, easy listen, you can take the main principles from Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know! Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell is a number one New York Times bestseller that shows people how their tendencies to judge strangers based on the assumption of truth, facial expressions, and without context can be hazardous to decisions. It's inevitable that people will try to make sense of those they don't know; however, many of the strategies people use to do so gives us no valuable information. Accordingly, we must be aware of these potential errors in how we perceive strangers, people who impact the way we handle crucial situations in our lives. Gladwell uses extensive examples-stories, studies, and characters-to show how people interact with strangers as well as the chaos that doing so can cause. From Bernie Madoff to Sylvia Plath, a wide range of important people are used in Talking to Strangers to illustrate how deeply the way we talk to those we don't know impacts us. Further, the author expertly weaves these stories into his book, interconnecting them and crafting his ideas with ease for the reader. The book builds up to show how the arrest and subsequent suicide of Sandra Bland was caused by people's inability to appropriately talk to strangers. This audiobook encapsulates key takeaways found in the original book. We've also provided an in-depth analysis as well as removing any fluff to save you hours of your time. If you've read the original, then this audio summary will help you solidify the most important lessons.
New York Time bestselling author Shayla Black and USA Today bestselling authors Jenna Jacob and Isabella LaPearl present Book 3 in the Doms of Her Life: Heavenly Rising series. Contains mature themes.
This program is read by the author. Motivation expert James Fell teaches listeners how to skip the hard part and go directly from intention to committed action. After years of helping people change, James Fell had a sudden insight about sudden insight: significant life change doesn't often come from just putting one foot in front of the other, carefully observing and altering habits, slogging through baby steps toward new behavior. Rather, the research reveals that serious life turnaround usually happens in a moment, with a flash of inspiration. Epiphany arrives like a lightning strike, rapidly shifting the recipient of such enlightenment onto a new path that creates a better life. Motivational psychology has traditionally focused on slow and steady-gradual improvement over time to reach a desired goal, whether it's weight loss, career change, battling addiction, or success in relationships. We've been told since toddlerhood that the tortoise beats the hare. But, through compelling science and powerful stories, James Fell shows us that the hare has the edge; overwhelming desire can be awakened fast and furiously. When you learn to become attuned to that sensation of sudden awakening, a new path can be followed almost effortlessly, because it feels like destiny. Everyone has the ability to experience the lightning strike. The Holy Sh!t Moment will teach you how to create a life-changing epiphany and go directly from intention to action.
Two brothers meet in the remote Australian outback when the third brother is found dead, in this stunning new standalone audiobook from bestseller Jane Harper. Brothers Nathan and Bub Bright meet for the first time in months at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback. Their third brother, Cameron, lies dead at their feet. In an isolated belt of Australia, their homes a three-hour drive apart, the brothers were one another's nearest neighbors. Cameron was the middle child, the one who ran the family homestead. But something made him head out alone under the unrelenting sun. Nathan, Bub and Nathan's son return to Cameron's ranch and to those left behind by his passing: his wife, his daughters, and his mother, as well as their long-time employee and two recently hired seasonal workers. While they grieve Cameron's loss, suspicion starts to take hold, and Nathan is forced to examine secrets the family would rather leave in the past. Because if someone forced Cameron to his death, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects. Dark, suspenseful, and deeply atmospheric, The Lost Man is the highly anticipated next audiobook from the bestselling and award-winning Jane Harper, author of The Dry and Force of Nature. Praise for The Lost Man:
In a small town, everyone knows everyone else's business . . . Nobody knows the people of Wooster, Ohio, better than switchboard operator Vivian Dalton, and she'd be the first to tell you that. She calls it intuition. Her teenage daughter, Charlotte, calls it eavesdropping. Vivian and the other women who work at Bell on East Liberty Street connect lines and lives. They aren't supposed to listen in on conversations, but they do, and they all have opinions on what they hear-especially Vivian. She knows that Mrs. Butler's ungrateful daughter, Maxine, still hasn't thanked her mother for the quilt she made, and that Ginny Frazier turned down yet another invitation to go to the A&W with Clyde Walsh. Then, one cold December night, Vivian listens in on a call between that snob Betty Miller and someone whose voice she can't quite place and hears something shocking. Betty Miller's mystery friend has news that, if true, will shatter Vivian's tidy life in Wooster, humiliating her and making her the laughingstock of the town. Vivian may be mortified, but she isn't going to take this lying down. She's going to get to the bottom of that rumor-get into it, get under it, poke around in the corners. Find every last bit. Vivian wants the truth, no matter how painful it may be. But as Vivian is about to be reminded, in a small town like Wooster, one secret usually leads to another. . .
Inspired by the true story of Ohio's first female sheriff, The Widows by Jess Montgomery is a powerful debut about two women's search for justice as they take on the corruption at the heart of their community. Kinship, Ohio, 1924: When Lily Ross learns that her husband, Daniel Ross, the town's widely respected sheriff, is killed while transporting a prisoner, she is devastated and vows to avenge his death. Hours after his funeral, a stranger appears at her door. Marvena Whitcomb, a coal miner's widow, is unaware that Daniel has died, and begs to speak with him about her missing daughter. From miles away but worlds apart, Lily and Marvena's lives collide as they realize that Daniel was not the man that either of them believed him to be-and that his murder is far more complex than either of them could have imagined.
Do you suffer from daily, small or chronic pains? Have you tried to heal with the classic remedies but have not found any benefits? Do you want to heal with your natural power and without side effects? Then... this essential guide is for you. Your vagus nerve is the largest and most important nerve in your body. It carries messages to and from your brain, gut, heart, all the organs of the abdomen and other major muscles and organs. The vagus nerve has its own 'intelligence', and surely you have had a gut feeling about something that does not seem logical from conventional thinking... well that's thanks to the vagus nerve. By stimulating vagus nerve you activate the parasympathetic nervous system and produce neurotransmitters that calm the body. Scientists and doctors are now getting more and more interested in this secret nerve. There are quite a number of medical conditions such as psychological and physical diseases that can be taken care of by simply stimulating vagus nerve in the right way as shown in this book: - from anxiety and depression to migraines and back pain, inflammation-related diseases such as epilepsy, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel syndrome, anxiety, PTSD, SIBO, migraines, fibromyalgia, peptic ulcer, depression, insomnia, memory issues, chronic pain, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, sleep disorders and even cancer and multiple sclerosis. All of the claims and recommendations in this book are backed up by scientific research and provided with references to the source. It's for BEGINNERS and you will discover: - How to Strength Vagus Nerve Function and Restoring Your Body to Good Health, - How to Save Time By Going Directly to the Source of The Problem and Fixing It from the Inside Out Without Any Concerning Side Effects, - How to improve Social Behavior. It Is Possible to Alleviate Some of the Symptoms At The Core of Many Cases of Autism Spectrum Disorders, - How to Stimulate Vagus Nerve So It Can Drastically Change Your Life and Become Healthy, Free of Stress and Anxiety, - The Fundamental Discoveries of Stephen Porges's Polyvagal Theory, - Nutritional Interventions, Meditation Techniques and Breathing Exercises Shown to Enhance the Function of the Vagus Nerve and Improve your Sleep The therapy tools addressed in this book are affordable, natural and can be done at home like Self-Help. Also Useful for psychotherapists, doctors, bodyworkers, as well as anyone who experiences the symptoms of chronic stress and depression who want to optimize autonomic functioning in ourselves and others.
As mama bear and her cub cuddle together before closing their eyes for a good night's sleep, they reflect on the everyday wonders of life that make them happy. Inspired by her own nighttime routine with her daughter, Haley Joy, Kotb creates another beautiful treasure for parents and children to enjoy together. With charming and lush illustrations from bestselling artist Suzie Mason, this soothing yet playful lullaby explores the simple joy of taking a moment to be grateful.
For Sherlock, there was only ever one woman - now Irene Adler is on a mission to take down Moriarty! It's the League of Extraordinary Gentlewomen, as Adler teams up with a host of famous female faces from science, history and literature to defeat the greatest criminal mastermind of all time! Written by World Fantasy Award-winner Lavie Tidhar, with art by Paul McCaffrey (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, DC's Men of War).
As the War of the Realms comes to the nation's capital, the greatest heroes of Washington, D.C., race into action! Who needs the Avengers when you've got the all-new Squadron Supreme of America? But who are they, and where did they come from? Only Agent Coulson knows! Meanwhile, Avengers Mountain comes under siege by the forces of Malekith - and in the final battle for Midgard, Captain Marvel leads the War Avengers! Hulk battles Ulik! Blade takes on the Black Berserkers of Roxxon! And Daredevil, the God Without Fear, has a cryptic message that will decide the team's future! Then, in the aftermath of war, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are looking to celebrate. There's a party at Avengers Mountain - but who invited the Squadron Supreme?
Driven to solve the mystery of his parents' murders, teenage loner Bruce Wayne hones his detective and combat skills as he scours the underbelly of Gotham City looking for clues. Feeling responsible, Bruce is eager to find someone to pin the blame on so he can absolve himself of the guilt he feels. As he rebuilds his dad's first car, his quest for freedom-while still clinging to the past-becomes clear. Finding the correct parts forces Bruce to open himself up to new friendships and challenges, ultimately leading him to what he desires most: freedom!
In these tales from Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! #1-12, Billy meets a new kid in school: Theo Adam! Theo tries to play nice with Billy and his fellow classmates, but it's all just a ploy to learn the secret word that will magically transform him back to his evil alter ego, Black Adam! Can Billy stop this supervillain in disguise before it's too late, and keep his super-powered little sister out of harm's way?
The boys are back. Time-traveling physicists and best friends Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly attempt to conquer the future in their latest adventure. But when their own mission goes awry, a face from the past calls upon them to fulfill a unique, and sinister, assignment. A little bit older but none the wiser, Corbin and Danny return with a bang in the second volume of this Mark Millar classic.
What could be better than Christmas? Christmas in London, that's what! Julie, Lucie, and Alia are excited to get a letter from their friend Prune, inviting them to visit her in England. This is going to be the vacation of a lifetime! The only problem is that Prune doesn't exactly have time off in mind; she wants the girls to help her pull off a Christmas musical, which wouldn't be too bad if rival Carla hadn't come along for the occasion, as well. The competition will be stiff, and the girls will have to use all their dance skills to make this a yuletide memory for the ages!
The national competition is coming up fast, and Julie, Lucie, and Alia will need all their skills, all their poise, and a lot of grit and determination to get their routine in perfect shape. The always jealous, ever-scheming Carla is trying to sabotage everything again, but the girls are used to that; what they weren't expecting was their teacher, Mary, falling sick at the worst possible moment! As they struggle to choreograph something on their own for the first time, it may be up to Lucie to step up and save the day!
It's a dirty job when you're a faery godmother . . . but someone's got to do it. Saffron Sawyer's world is spinning out of control in more ways than one. Her newly acquired pooch, Pumpkin, hates her guts and it's highly possible that the trolls are reneging on their promise of temporary peace. Saffron is also on her way to setting the world record for the number of magical wands lost in one month while the continued proximity of Jasper, the emerald eyed Devil's Advocate, is turning her into a near helpless lust puddle. Unfortunately, life is never simple in the Office of Faery Godmother . . . especially when your past mistakes are preparing to come back and haunt you.
For the first time in twenty-five years, Wayside School is back in session in this brand-new, fourth installment in the perennially beloved and bestselling series by Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar. Welcome back to Wayside School! Your favorite students and teachers are all here. That includes Sharie, who loves her striped-and-spotted umbrella more than anything; Kathy, who has a bad case of oppositosis; Jason, who has to read the longest book in the world; and the rest of Mrs. Jewls's class on the thirtieth floor, who are busily collecting toenail clippings. Everyone is scrambling to prepare for the all-important Ultimate Test, but meanwhile, there is a mysterious Cloud of Doom looming above them...More than fifteen million readers in the U.S. have laughed at the clever and hilarious stories of Wayside School. So what are you waiting for? Come visit Wayside School!
Born into one of the leading Mob families in Chicago, Aria Scuderi struggles to find her own path in a world where no choices are given. Aria was only fifteen when her parents betrothed her to Luca Vitiello, the oldest son of the head of the New York Cosa Nostra to ensure peace between the two families. Now with eighteen, the day Aria has been dreading for years is looming dangerously: her wedding to Luca. Aria is terrified of marrying a man she hardly knows, especially someone like Luca who got his nickname 'the Vice' for crushing a man's throat with his bare hands. Luca might be one of the most sought after men in New York thanks to his good looks, wealth and predator-like charisma that radiates power, but the society girls throwing themselves at him don't know what Aria does: that the bad boy aura isn't just a game; blood and death lurk beneath Luca's striking gray eyes and arrogant smile. In her world a handsome exterior often hides the monster within; a monster who can just as easily kill as kiss you. The only way to escape the marriage to Luca would be to run away and leave everything she's ever known behind but Aria can't bear the thought of never seeing her family again. Despite her fear, she decides to go through with the marriage; Aria has grown up among predators like Luca and knows that even most cold-hearted bastards have a heart and she has every intention of working her way into Luca's.
When a famous music producer moves to Lake Starlight it can't just be a coincidence. It's the universe helping to move things along in the right direction so that Griffin Thorne can discover me. I have to confess-I'll do whatever it takes to make that happen. Confession #1: I may have overhead that he was in search of a nanny. What can I say? My brother has a big mouth. Confession #2: It's possible I helped along the assumption that I had nanny experience. Hey, babysitting my nieces and nephew counts, right? Confession #3: There's a good chance I oversold my qualifications. But my Grandma Dori backed me up, so it's not completely my fault. And it worked. He hired me. Only for me to find out that he left the business. I guess it's on to Plan B. When he accidentally overhears me singing, I expect nothing from him. Then he asks to work with me on a song for our town's Founder's Day Parade and it feels like a dream come true. Until... Confession #4: I've fallen for him.
Are you ready to get cuffed? As a cop, Levi Kincaid is all about discipline and control - in the bedroom, and out of it - and he's always been very careful about choosing women who abide by his rules. Hot sex and intense pleasure? No problem. Emotional commitment and forever promises? No way. But he never anticipates falling for a blue-eyed angel who makes him want to cuff her to his bed and do dirty, sexy things to her. And that control of his? It doesn't stand a chance against Sarah Robins, the one woman he can't resist.
Grace Mackie is having the worst day. Finding out her fiancé only proposed for the sake of a promotion is one thing. But discovering he'd also knocked up his assistant? There's no coming back from that. Desperate to escape her own destination wedding, she'll do just about everything to get back home and put the whole mess behind her. Even driving cross?country in a rental car. Finn Kavanaugh's day is even worse. What started as a brother bonding trip has now left him stranded three thousand miles from home without a car or credit card...because his brother took off with both. So much for bonding, right? As much as he might want to throttle his brother, he first has to find a way to get home. His only option? A rental car and a cross?country trek. Neither Grace nor Finn expected their trip would come complete with a surprise passenger. But desperate times and all that. Warning: This sweet, sexy, and laugh-out-loud-funny romance is filled with all the most ridiculous road-trip stories you can imagine and is sure to drive you crazy with all the feels!
Confirmed bachelor Max Sterling isn't into rescuing damsels in distress, but when the very tempting Hailey Ellison needs his help, there's only one thing for him to do. Step in and pose as her loving fiancé. Except there is nothing fake about his attraction to her, or how much he wants her beneath him in his bed, moaning his name. But what starts as a sexy, flirty, temporary engagement quickly becomes something more serious than either one ever anticipated.
Friends Without Benefits can be read as a standalone, is a full length 120k word novel, and is book#2 in the Knitting in the City Series. There are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Finney: 1) She suffers from severe sarcastic syndrome, especially when she's unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her like Nico Manganiello, and 3) She knows how to knit. Elizabeth Finney is almost always right about everything: the musical merits of boy bands are undervalued by society, benefits with human Ken dolls are better without friendship, and the sun has set on her once-in-a-lifetime chance for true love. But when Elizabeth's plans for benefits without friendship are disarmed by the irritatingly charismatic and chauvinistic Nico Manganiello- her former nemesis- she finds herself struggling to maintain the electric fence around her heart while avoiding electrocution or, worse, falling in love.
The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, FDR dies in office and Harry Truman ascends to the presidency, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Told in the same page-turning style of Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, Killing Patton, and Killing Reagan, this epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before.
Fears. Faults. Failures. Frailties. Every woman at some point wonders, Do I have to get past all my weaknesses before God can use me? Wendy Pope is happy to tell readers: No! You don't have to overcome, correct, rise above, or get strong before you are qualified to be part of God's plan. He can use you right now. You are a worthwhile possibility. In Hidden Potential, readers see that they can be: -faithful, even in fear -included in God's plans, even in weaknesses -worth something, even in failure -valuable, even in pain Pope explores the life of a fearful murderer on the run with a speech problem and daddy issues-also known as Moses-to show readers God's power and grace. As she writes, God will never count anyone out as long as they count themselves as His children. Hidden Potential includes discussion, reflection, and Bible study questions, challenges to take readers further in their faith, and real-life stories from other women to remind readers they are not alone. Wendy Pope is a speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries and contributes to the P31 online devotional, Encouragement for Today, which reaches over one million people daily. She is the author of several books, including Wait and See and Yes, No, and Maybe, and teaches thousands of women worldwide online through the One Year Chronological Bible. Wendy lives with her family in North Carolina.
Bestselling lesbian romance author Harper Bliss has collected all the short stories she has penned over the years. You can find all twenty-eight of them in this sizzling hot collection. You will encounter women of all ages, from all over the world, and practicing a myriad of professions-ranging from police officers to rock band singers and from therapists to personal trainers. Contains mature themes.
Would you love to learn how to practice intermittent fasting for the best results? Do you want to lose weight and achieve your health goals while still enjoying the foods you love? Do you want to lose weight, gain muscle, lose belly fat, rid yourself of those bingo wings and love handles with intermittent fasting but are not sure where to get started? If the above questions describe you, then you are definitely in the right place. A lot has been said about intermittent fasting and how amazing it is for weight loss, muscle gain, cell autophagy, and longevity among other things. The thing is practicing intermittent fasting will enable you to enjoy all these amazing benefits and some more. However, things are a little bit different when it comes to women. While intermittent fasting is truly beneficial, for you to enjoy the amazing benefits that this way of eating offers especially if you are a woman, you need to adopt intermittent fasting the right way, otherwise you risk getting undesirable results. How exactly does the standard approach to intermittent fasting affect women differently from everyone else? How do you model intermittent fasting to fit your unique needs as a woman? What unique benefits can you expect from fasting as a woman? How do you leverage on the feasting window as a woman to get the most results from intermittent fasting? If you have these and other related questions, this audiobook is for you!
Are you really a thief? That's the question that has haunted fourteen-year-old Ezekiel Blast all his life. But he's not a thief, he just has a talent for finding things. Not a superpower-a micropower. Because what good is finding lost bicycles and hair scrunchies, especially when you return them to their owners and everyone thinks you must have stolen them in the first place? If only there were some way to use Ezekiel's micropower for good, to turn a curse into a blessing. His friend Beth thinks there must be, and so does a police detective investigating the disappearance of a little girl. When tragedy strikes, it's up to Ezekiel to use his talent to find what matters most. Master storyteller Orson Scott Card delivers a touching and funny, compelling and smart novel about growing up, harnessing your potential, and finding your place in the world, no matter how old you are.
Recognize your calling, find your place of service, and follow God to a life of purpose. In her bestselling books Anything and Restless, Jennie Allen challenged women to fully surrender their lives to God and then offered a process to uncover and understand the raw materials He had given them to use for His glory and purposes. Now, for the first time ever, those two concepts have been combined to create a forty-day journey for women to pursue God and find the deepest yearnings of their heart fulfilled. This step-by-step process, to fully surrender to God and then identify the threads of gifts, passions, places, relationships, and sufferings in your life, is not to get what you want but to find what God wants of you. The journal-like edition includes -a new introduction and perspective from Jennie -stories and testimonies from women whose lives have been changed by the process -and the workbook graphics to determine the individual threads and how to weave them together Divided into forty days, Made for This will help readers not only follow their dreams but also be able to answer life's ultimate question: Why am I here?
The author of Finding Master Right returns to the Master Unleashed series with a new erotic romance with an unexpected surprise. When Juliet Callahan's company lands a contract to renovate Catacombs, a mysterious private BDSM club, she's intrigued. The club's owner, William Ellis, is a bossy, dominant man who drives her up the wall. To find out what Catacombs needs, Juliet agrees to visit the club, never guessing she'll end up having a torrid night of submitting to Will's dominance. Will doesn't want a needy submissive he has to treat with kid gloves, but naïve and proper Juliet is too hard to resist. She responds to him beautifully, but after one scorching night, she runs scared. Before he can figure out what makes the interesting girl tick, an unexpected shock shows up on his doorstep. His ex's baby. Two writers in two countries transform into the super writing duo, Sparrow Beckett, each night after wrangling their housefuls of children and pets. They trade the cape and colorful tights for tattoos and cups of coffee then set out to create a world where readers fall in love with heroes and the women who willingly go to their knees for them. Their books are the products of two kinky minds who don't take themselves too seriously.
Is your house strewn with useless clutter you thought would make you happy, but never did? Do you need to let go of meaningless possessions and money-wasting habits, but you just don't know how to start? Then you need to keep reading... Recent scientific studies have shown that a messy environment can be bad for our mental health. Many don't realize it, but clutter can trigger stress, diminish focus, and make us less capable of processing information efficiently. The minimalist approach, however, is a known remedy for mental and material clutter, lauded for its ability to ignite greater life satisfaction. Here's a short preview of what you'll discover: The subtle warning signs telling you to declutter NOW. (Recognize the symptoms of an overcluttered life and the exact formula to jumpstart a stress-free new beginning immediately!) Essential decluttering tips for every beginner minimalist. How to free yourself from anxiety with the minimalist approach to social media. The ESSENTIAL questions you must always ask yourself before you buy anything. All you need to know to declutter your expenses and make bigger savings. How minimalism can aid these three major mental health conditions and INSTANTLY eliminate all stressors. (Declutter your life with these advanced techniques and finally focus on what makes you happy!) And much, much more... Even if you're a big hoarder and you've never been able to declutter anything, the extensive research behind this guide will identify exactly what's causing you mental strain, effective methods to eradicate those mental or material stressors, and how to significantly improve your spending budget in the process.
If a person has extra time, nothing to do, and finds themselves looking for ways to fill their empty days...this audiobook is definitely not for them. No Is a Beautiful Word is designed and crafted for people whose plate is full, whose margin is thin, and whose life feels overloaded. They are looking for help, relief, and wisdom to navigate the countless options that life offers on a daily basis. This audiobook is needed by people who: Go to bed with a To Do list that never seems to get totally done. Kindly say, Yes and secretly regret it five minutes later. Feel pain and live with guilt when they have to say, No. Were taught that No is a dirty word. Believe that saying No is a sign of weakness. Feel trapped by unwise past commitments. Want to say Yes to what matters most in life but are too exhausted. Know that their life is out of balance and are seeking to fix it! It will be valuable for: Leaders who have a tough time making the hard decisions because they fear hurting someone's feelings. Executives who feel over extended and pressed to the edges of their capacity. Parents who feel overworked and underappreciated. Students who are trying to balance the intensity of school, work, and their relational world .Retired people who find themselves saying, with subtle humor but aching regret, I am more busy now than I have ever been! Single people who go to bed at night exhausted because the day left no margin and offered no oasis of peace. Married people who love their life but secretly dream about time to play, space to relax, and taking a nap. No Is a Beautiful Word is designed as a quick listen to chew on thoroughly and act on practically. The chapters are brief by intention, with some only a few sentences long!
Like your mysteries cozy and set during the Golden Age of Crime? This is the first book in the Posie Parker mysteries, although this novel can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story in its own right. Set in London in 1921, 'Murder Offstage' is full of intrigue and red herrings. This is a classic murder mystery which will appeal to fans of Agatha Christie and Downton Abbey. When Posie Parker's childhood friend is robbed of a priceless jewel and becomes a suspect in a cold-blooded murder case, budding detective Posie vows she will clear his name. Aided by her seriously gorgeous assistant Len, Posie soon realizes things are not quite as they seem, and the darkly-glamorous world of London's theatre and glittering nightclubs prove far more dangerous than she ever could have imagined. Just who exactly is the dangerous Lucky Lucy Gibson? And who is it she has killed in the lobby of the Ritz Hotel? And more importantly, what on earth has happened to Mr. Minks, the much-loved office cat?
It isn't a war-it's a massacre. Mindless mechanical aliens are destroying everything in their path. And their path is heading straight for Earth... The Prox don't even notice us. They are simply devouring and reclaiming every scrap of metal they encounter. They have destroyed several colonies, killing everyone and leaving only wreckage in their wake. Captain Jeff Bowers is a shell of a man, reduced to solo missions where he can't piss anybody off. He is spying on the Prox when his ship crashes and he dies...kind of. When he wakes up he discovers he has a new body-and mysterious powers that could save the Earth...or end all life as we know it. Oblivion Threshold is the first book in the thrilling Oblivion Saga. If you love Star Trek and Starship Troopers, you simply cannot pass up this adventure.
Now available in audio for the first time! A novella from Tessa Dare's beloved, bestselling Spindle Cove series. -Some wallflowers bloom at night...- Violet is a quiet girl. She speaks six languages, but seldom raises her voice. The gentlemen aren't beating down her door. Until the night of the Spindle Cove Christmas ball, when a mysterious stranger crashes into the ballroom and collapses at Violet's feet. He's wet, chilled, bleeding, and speaking in an unfamiliar tongue. Only Violet understands him. And she knows he's not what he seems. She has one night to draw forth the secrets of this dangerously handsome rogue. Is he a smuggler? A fugitive? An enemy spy? She needs answers by sunrise, but her captive would rather seduce than confess. To learn his secrets, Violet must reveal hers-and open herself to adventure, passion, and the unthinkable... Love.
Roman Quick Webb is one badass bounty hunter on the crime-filled streets of Atlanta. He's fearless when it comes to carrying out his dangerous job alongside his longtime best friend and business partner, Duke. However, there is one thing that has begun to cause Quick concern and it's the dreadful thought of living out the rest of his life alone. Dr. Cayson Chauncey has been wildly attracted to the big, tattooed hunter for almost a year, ever since he performed the surgery that saved Quick's best friend's life. Cayson must've mistaken Quick's gratitude for something more, because the one time he tried to make his desires known, he was harshly rebuffed and left on the man's doorstep feeling stupid for hitting on an obviously very straight man. Dr. Chauncey stirred up Quick's suppressed, most carnal desires from a place deep down inside of him. He'd reacted so badly the first time that now his sexy surgeon wanted nothing to do with him. It was going to take a fair amount of patience and a whole lot of wooing involved as Quick sets out to convince Cayson that he's worth another chance and that he is the brave lover who Cayson has been looking for. Contains mature themes.
When I see the ad in the Portland Alternative's Love Wanted section, I can't resist the urge to respond. Yes, it's dangerous--as a star forward for the Badgers I have a reputation to protect--but I miss the thrill of calling the shots in the bedroom and reading that ad is the first time I've laughed in months. So I reach out to Curious Cat about the educational opportunity... A few sizzling--and hysterical--emails later we arrange to meet. I'm hoping we'll have chemistry, and I might finally be on my way to getting over my ex-girlfriend. And then the gate to the beer garden swings open and in walks Hailey. My ex is Curious Cat, and this experiment just got a hell of a lot more complicated. But I never back down from a challenge--on or off the ice. I keep my educational offer on the table--six weeks of submissive lessons. Six weeks to learn how to drive a Dominant man crazy, and then we part ways as friends.
Research studies have proven what you already know: relaxation is good for your health. In fact, it is vital. Yet for many of us, relaxation is elusive - even when we're on vacation. With Relax Rx, hypnosis and mind-body medicine expert Dr. Steven Gurgevich gives you a surefire way to ease the stress and anxiety of everyday life, whenever and wherever you choose. Using his clinically designed audio program of guided trancework sessions, you will learn how to use self-hypnosis to reduce physical tension, relieve anxiety, and create inner calm - in 10 minutes or less. Join Dr. Gurgevich for 11 sessions to quiet both mind and body, including: Course objectives: - Recognize differences between physiological symptoms of stress and relaxation - Observe how imagination can be used to create positive feelings - Utilize creative visualization to support the relaxation process - Practice breathing exercises that facilitate relaxation - Practice self-hypnosis to achieve a relaxed state - The Relaxing Breath - a trancework session based on Dr. Andrew Weil's most powerful method for relaxation and stress reduction - A Blessing Ceremony - journey to a sacred place at your center to receive the blessing of relaxation - Walk to the Sea, Your Private Island, and other self-hypnosis vacations - Relax to Sleep - the most gentle of hypnotic inductions to guide you into a good night's sleep Clinical trials show that hypnosis is one of the most accessible and effective ways to tap into the mind-body connection for enhancing your health. With Relax Rx, Dr. Steven Gurgevich presents potent trancework sessions and self-hypnosis techniques for harnessing one of your body's most important healing tools - the power of simple relaxation. WARNING: Possible side effects of practicing the self-hypnosis techniques in this program include restful sleep, increased energy, and improved mental clarity.
Katie Ruggle presents Book 2 of the Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters series.
Bestselling fantasist Raymond E. Feist gets his masterful Serpentwar Saga off to a spectacular start with Shadow of a Dark Queen. Feist's classic epic fantasy adventure returns readers to ever-imperiled Midkemia, a breathtaking, richly imagined realm of magic and intrigue, where two unlikely heroes must rally the forces of the land to stand firm against a malevolent race of monsters intent upon conquest and annihilation. Locus magazine calls Shadow of a Dark Queen, 'the place to start for those yet to discover Feist's fantasy worlds.' For fans of Terry Goodkind, George R. R. Martin, and Terry Brooks-and for anyone not already in the thrall of this astonishing author's literary magic-that is excellent advice indeed.
A brilliant and personal examination by sensational and bestselling author Karl Ove Knausgaard of his Norwegian compatriot Edvard Munch, the famed artist best known for his iconic painting The Scream. In So Much Longing in So Little Space, Karl Ove Knausgaard sets out to understand the enduring and awesome power of Edvard Munch's work by training his gaze on the landscapes that inspired Munch and speaking firsthand with other contemporary artists, including Anselm Kiefer, for whom Munch's legacy looms large. Bringing together art history, biography, and memoir, Knausgaard tells a passionate, freewheeling, and pensive story about not just one of history's most significant painters, but the very meaning of choosing the artist's life, as he himself has done. This utterly original and ardent work of criticism will delight and educate both experts and novices of literature and the visual arts alike.
In this deeply personal and illuminating memoir about her fifteen-year struggle with heroin, Khar sheds profound light on the opioid crisis and gives a voice to the over two million people in America currently battling with this addiction. Growing up in LA, Erin Khar hid behind a picture-perfect childhood filled with excellent grades, a popular group of friends and horseback riding. After first experimenting with her grandmother's expired painkillers, Khar started using heroin when she was thirteen. The drug allowed her to escape from pressures to be perfect and suppress all the heavy feelings she couldn't understand. This fiercely honest memoir explores how heroin shaped every aspect of her life for the next fifteen years and details the various lies she told herself, and others, about her drug use. With enormous heart and wisdom, she shows how the shame and stigma surrounding addiction, which fuels denial and deceit, is so often what keeps addicts from getting help. There is no one path to recovery, and for Khar, it was in motherhood that she found the inner strength and self-forgiveness to quit heroin and fight for her life. Strung Out is a life-affirming story of resilience while also a gripping investigation into the psychology of addiction and why people turn to opioids in the first place.
Morgan Tyree wants to help you take back your time with her proven time-management system. With energy and enthusiasm, Morgan shows you how to organize and manage your time using her simple three-color time-zone system of green, yellow, and red-moxie time, multitasking time, and me time. She shows you how to - Identify your most productive times each day - Regulate between essentials and nonessentials - Schedule your three time zones - Match your time zones with your capacities - Welcome the season of life you're in - Set achievable goals that align with your values If you've struggled to find balance and direction in your overloaded life, let Morgan's system help you discover the freedom of less hustle and more harmony.
Save the birds! Save the trees! That's what the cubs are saying around Bear Country. If Squire Grizzly gets his way and cuts down the trees in Birder's Woods, the yellow popinjays will have nowhere to rest. They could disappear forever. It's up to the cubs to save this important part of nature before it's too late! The Berenstain Bears' Nature Rescue is an engaging early reader chapter book that features black and white illustrations alongside entertaining text and relatable characters. As read-alone or read-aloud, it helps kids connect plot to chapter structure and will have teachers and librarians asking for more. And as part of the beloved Living Lights series, it's the perfect segue for emerging readers and fans of the brand. When kids graduate from picture books to chapter books, it's a great moment. Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey will captivate readers ages 6-10 who are ready to take the next step in their reading comprehension.
Sex, love, drugs, and music are just a few of the Carter boys' daily dealings. Drama follows them everywhere, especially being the largest, most dangerous organization the city of Atlanta has ever seen. The women who want to be with them and the men who want to be just like them can easily get lost in the shuffle when the target is constantly moving to a new Carter's back. So, what happens when a slick-mouth girl from Brooklyn decides to go off to college in the unofficial capital of the South? She is quickly introduced to the Atlanta lifestyle, where Bruh is part of every other sentence; dreaded 'fros are a must; hot lemon pepper wings are law; west side accents are always thicker; nobody says ATL unless they're from out of town; HBCU life is unlike any other; and most importantly, it's all about family. In particular, it's all about the Carter family. Without the Carters, there is no Atlanta.
Taking place during the most critical period of our nation's birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington's character, but also illuminates the origins of America's counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA. In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington's bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of them were part of a treasonous plan. In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York, William Tryon, and Mayor David Mathews, launched a deadly plot against the most important member of the military: George Washington himself. This is the story of the secret plot and how it was revealed. It is a story of leaders, liars, counterfeiters, and jailhouse confessors. It also shows just how hard the battle was for George Washington and how close America was to losing the Revolutionary War. In this historical masterpiece Brad Meltzer teams up with American history writer and documentary television producer, Josh Mensch, to unravel the shocking true story behind what has previously been a footnote in the pages of history. Drawing on extensive research, Meltzer and Mensch capture in riveting detail how George Washington not only defeated the most powerful military force in the world, but also uncovered the secret plot against him in the tumultuous days leading up to July 4, 1776.
Escaping from an arranged and abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone from her 1950s rural village to the vibrant pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the henna artist-and confidante-most in demand to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own... Known for her original designs and sage advice, Lakshmi must tread carefully to avoid the jealous gossips who could ruin her reputation and her livelihood. As she pursues her dream of an independent life, she is startled one day when she is confronted by her husband, who has tracked her down these many years later with a high-spirited young girl in tow-a sister Lakshmi never knew she had. Suddenly the caution that she has carefully cultivated as protection is threatened. Still she perseveres, applying her talents and lifting up those that surround her as she does. Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman's struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel.
When the EMP strikes, how far will you go to protect the ones you love? A month has passed since a devastating EMP ravaged the nation's power supplies. Jack and his family are surviving on a sustainable farm in the middle of the countryside. Reunited with people he never thought he'd see again, Jack is determined to do all he can not to lose them once more. Logan and Emma are seeking shelter of their own. When they discover an idyllic farm in a perfect location, Logan is determined to make it their home-at any cost. But when a tense standoff spirals into tragedy, the two groups are locked into a ruthless conflict that threatens to tear them both apart. Just how far will both Jack and Logan go to protect those closest to them? And at what cost?
In a great big love letter to Paris, the holidays, quirky bookstores and happily-ever-afters, Rebecca Raisin will charm you to your core with The Little Bookshop on the Seine. When bookshop owner Sarah Smith is offered the opportunity to exchange bookshops with her new Parisian friend for six months, saying yes is a no-brainer-after all, what kind of romantic would turn down a trip to Paris? Even if it does mean leaving her boyfriend behind. Sarah's sure she's in for the experience of a lifetime-days spent surrounded by novels in a gorgeous bookshop and the chance to watch the snow fall on the Eiffel Tower. Sarah boards the plane envisioning days wandering around with Shakespeare and company, munching on croissants, sipping cafés au lait and people watching on the Champs-? lysées. But will her dream of a Parisian happily-ever-after come true? Or will Sarah realize that the dream isn't quite as rosy in reality?
With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lee's Pachinko and Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing and the lyrical beauty of Vaddey Ratner's In the Shadow of the Banyan, The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Trần Diệu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Hà Nội, her young granddaughter, Hương, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Hồ Chí Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that tore not just her beloved country, but her family apart. Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Việt Nam, The Mountains Sing brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves, while showing us the true power of kindness and hope. The Mountains Sing is celebrated Vietnamese poet Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai's first novel in English.
This program is read by the author. A sweeping historical audiobook about a dancehall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers. Quick-witted, ambitious Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dancehall girl to help pay off her mother's Mahjong debts. But when one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, Ji Lin may finally get the adventure she has been longing for. Eleven-year-old houseboy Ren is also on a mission, racing to fulfill his former master's dying wish: that Ren find the man's finger, lost years ago in an accident, and bury it with his body. Ren has 49 days to do so, or his master's soul will wander the earth forever. As the days tick relentlessly by, a series of unexplained deaths wracks the district, along with whispers of men who turn into tigers. Ji Lin and Ren's increasingly dangerous paths crisscross through lush plantations, hospital storage rooms, and ghostly dreamscapes. Yangsze Choo's The Night Tiger pulls us into a world of servants and masters, age-old superstition and modern idealism, sibling rivalry and forbidden love. But anchoring this dazzling, propulsive audiobook is the intimate coming of age of a child and a young woman, each searching for their place in a society that would rather they stay invisible.
Boston, 1773 Emma Malcolm's father is staunchly loyal to the crown, but Emma's heart belongs to Noah Winslow, a lowly printer's assistant and Patriot. But her father has promised her hand to Samuel Clarke, a rapacious and sadistic man. As his fiancée, she would have to give up Noah and the friends who have become like family to her-as well as the beliefs she has come to embrace. After Emma is drawn into the treasonous Boston Tea Party, Samuel blackmails her with evidence that condemns each participant, including Noah. Emma realizes she must do whatever it takes to protect those she loves, even if it means giving up the life she desires to become Samuel's wife. Present Day Lieutenant Hayley Ashworth is determined to be the first woman inducted into the elite Navy SEALs. But before her dream can be realized, she must return to Boston in order to put the abuse and neglect of her childhood behind her. When an unexpected encounter with the man she once loved leads to the discovery of a tea chest and the document hidden within, she wonders if perhaps true strength and freedom are buried deeper than she first realized.
In this 11-volume audio series, join Michael A. Singer for an expansive exploration of the life-changing insights in his bestselling books. Michael A. Singer's spiritual classic, The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself, gave us a lucid and practical guide to living an awakened life. Now, for those inspired by his books or new to his teachings, The Untethered Soul Lecture Series Collection brings you into the company of this beloved teacher as he suffuses new illumination into the life-changing insights shared in his written works. This rich curriculum includes: Volume 1: Insights on the Untethered Soul discusses how the book takes you through each stage of the spiritual journey. Volume 2: Freedom from the Mind details the ways in which the mind can hijack your reality. Volume 3: The Clarity of Witness Consciousness helps you unravel the numerous constructs that create your false sense of self. Volume 4: Turning Preference into Peace invites us to get to the roots of our suffering: blockages of our energy flow. Volume 5: The Journey Within guides you on the most important voyage of your life: into the depths of your own limitless Self. Volume 6: Letting Go into Freedom and Fulfillment shares that the peace we seek is already within us-the key is to let go of the entire inner battle. Volume 7: Honoring and Respecting Reality leads us through the limitations of the personal mind and into the expansive wonder awaiting just beyond its walls. Volume 8: Taking Charge of Your Inner Growth shows how to recruit your own hidden strengths, commitment, and intention as powerful allies. Volume 9: Your Direct Path to Inner Freedom teaches how to release the pull of your personal energies and live from the deepest part of your being. Volume 10: The Power of Inner Clarity explores how to comprehend the truth of a situation and act to serve the highest good. Volume 11: The Unlimited Energy of the Self helps you free your inner energy in order to experience unconditional upliftment.
The New York Times bestselling author of The Library of Light and Shadow crafts an enchanting glimpse of Jazz Age New York (Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train) about a young painter whose traumatic past threatens to derail her career at a prestigious summer artists' colony run by Louis Comfort Tiffany of Tiffany & Co. fame. New York, 1924: Twenty four year old Jenny Bell is one of a dozen burgeoning artists invited to Louis Comfort Tiffany's prestigious artists' colony. Gifted and determined, Jenny vows to avoid all distractions and take full advantage of the many wonders to be found at Laurelton Hall. But Jenny's past has followed her there. Images of her beloved mother, her hard-hearted stepfather, murder, and the dank hallways of Canada's notorious Andrew Mercer Reformatory for Women overwhelm Jenny's thoughts, even as she is inextricably drawn to Oliver, Tiffany's charismatic grandson. As the summer shimmers on, and the competition between the artists grows fierce as they vie for a spot at Tiffany's New York gallery, a series of suspicious and disturbing occurrences suggest someone else knows about Jenny's childhood trauma. Supported by her closest friend Minx Deering, a seemingly carefree socialite yet dedicated sculptor, and Oliver, Jenny pushes her demons aside. Between stolen kisses and jewels, the champagne flows and the jazz plays on until one moonless night when Jenny's past and present are thrown together in a desperate moment, that will threaten her promising future, her love, her friendships, and her very life.
After surviving countless perils and dangers, including an examination by the Blood Council, Fred is preparing to take on his most important adventure to date: marrying Krystal. That is, if he can get everything handled in time. Visiting Boarback, hiring new staff, clearing out his schedule for a honeymoon; there's no shortage of tasks to check off before the big day arrives. But not everyone views the occasion in such a happy light. With new dangers looming, old debts raised, and grudges rekindled, it'll take everything Fred has to finally make it down the aisle.
The Second World War was one of the most traumatic events in human history. Across the world, existing conflicts became connected, entangling nations in a vast web of violence. It was fought on land, sea, and air, touching every inhabited continent. Over 55 million people died, some of them combatants, some civilians caught up in the violence, and some murdered by their own governments. It was the war that unleashed the Holocaust and the atomic bomb upon the world. But it was also a war that featured acts of courage and self-sacrifice on every side.
Tobias Walcott, the Earl of Blade, has learned it is best to exercise rigid control over his passions and emotions in all that he does. Uncaring that it makes him seem cool and aloof to most in the ton, he is content with his desire to only woo agreeable and demur females. Then, unforeseen circumstances see him trapped in a closet at a house party with the last woman he would ever make his countess. Lady Olivia Sherwood is everything he should not desire in a female-unconventional, too decisive, and utterly without decorum. But passion ignites between them and they are discovered. Honor demands they wed, and while Tobias finds himself unwillingly drawn to the bewitching beauty, he must do everything not to tempt the passion that burns in him for her, lest it leads to disastrous consequences.
The hot, powerful Wolff brothers have moved to the outskirts of Silver Town and opened a ski lodge. They've always wanted to live in a wolf-controlled area, and now they have their chance. They're settling in for a quiet winter when their lives suddenly become way more exciting than they'd ever planned. Private Investigator and Gray-wolf shifter Josie Grayson is hot on the trail of a dangerous criminal hiding out at the ski lodge when her partner takes ill and must leave her to pursue the mission alone. Blake Wolff steps in-he can't resist the allure of this brilliant and focused she-wolf whose presence awakens a long-dormant yearning in his heart. As pursuit of their quarry heats up, Blake has a mission of his own-to convince Josie that there's more to life than work-and that she's his perfect mate.
*This title is part of the hoopla BONUS BORROWS COLLECTION! For a limited time, this is one of 1000+ titles you can borrow without using any of your monthly hoopla Borrows!* Paint the town red - blood red! Carnage, the psychotic offspring of Venom, has returned - and he plans to slaughter everyone who's ever worn a symbiote! Cletus Kasady has skirted the periphery of the Marvel Universe for months, but now he stands poised to make his grand return to New York - and he's more powerful than ever! To make matters worse, a new player is on the board, and it's not who you'd expect! Spider-Man and Venom must face down Carnage's madness, but things aren't looking good. Barely able to escape with their lives, the uneasy allies have no choice but to drag a slew of other heroes into Carnage's crosshairs. And the hard truth is that not everybody will make it out of this conflict in one piece - if they make it out at all!
BRAND NEW STORY: Cup of Copy Archie is appointed with a very important task from Mr. Weatherbee. It seems simple enough-but with Archie in charge, things are certain to go awry!
Kingdom of vampires! Transylvania burns as a battle of the bloodsuckers throws the world into chaos! But the mysterious Shadow Colonel and his new Legion of the Unliving have one question on their murderous minds: Where is Dracula? And if the Avengers find him first, will he be friend or foe? Earth's Mightiest Heroes will have to call in an expert - welcome to the Avengers, Blade! But is Ghost Rider about to become a deadly enemy? When the dust settles and a new vampire order is established, who will be the Lord of the Damned? Plus: The Iron Fist of 1,000,000 BC stars in another journey into prehistory! Get to know the primordial woman who was the first to harness the power of the heart of the dragon Shou-Lao!
Brand New Story: Shipwreck Shenanigans! Betty and Veronica are on vacation and the Lodge's private beach. Their life of luxury turns into an epic adventure when Betty discovers a shipwreck at sea!
Collecting the epic tale from Detective Comics #800-808 and #811-814 written by David Lapham (Stray Bullets)! As the Dark Knight tries to shut down a drug ring turned deadly, Bruce Wayne must contend with a wayward 14-year-old who is dangerously close to Gotham City's underworld!
BRAND NEW STORY: Betty and Veronica volunteer for the kids' reading program-and Veronica's got an interesting choice of reading material for them!
Bigby Bear lives peacefully in the lush mountains where he was born. Struggling to figure out nature and its elements, Bigby engages in silly experiments of all kinds. Accompanied by his loyal rabbit friend, he gives us the secret to living a happy, simple life: to follow your curiosity, and make friends along the way.
In 2019, the Blade Runner Aahna Ash Ashina rescued Cleo Selwyn, daughter of agribusiness tycoon Alexander Selwyn, from a plot to give the girl to the Tyrell Corporation for genetic experimentation. Ash and Cleo travelled off-world, taking on new identities to hid from Cleo's father. Ash found work in lunar mining operations, far from prying eyes, but alongside the replicants she used to hunt. In 2022, Replicant production was banned altogether. Remaining Nexus 8 units were permitted to live out their lifespans in service to their owners in the colonies. Following the blackout, the Tyrell Corporation went bankrupt. In 2026, Ash's mining colony is attacked by a group of rogue Nexus 8 models, who free their Replicant comrades and destroy the ship Ash and Cleo are stationed on. Cleo survives thanks to Padraic, a sympathetic Replicant, and together they flee into space with the renegades...
By now, you all know Chloe Misty Blin, the breakout middle school star of her own Charmz graphic novel series. Now, get to know the origin story of the Blin family feline, the mischievous Cartoon! Cartoon arrives as a three-month-old kitten to Blin household many years ago, back when an excitable Chloe is not embarrassed to be called Misty and before her brother Arthur is born. Chloe's dad is not as excited to share his house with a cat. Little does the family know that Cartoon is about to make their lives much more animated!
Meet Julie, Lucie, and Alia in three complete adventures! Whether it's ballet, modern dance, or hip-hop, these three are committed to getting better, and maybe one day making it to the Nationals! In the meantime, they still have school, family, crushes, and everything else life throws their way. Follow along with their hilarious misadventures as they practice to perfection, ace their recitals, and hopefully make it through with no bumps and bruises! Collecting So, You Think You can Hip-Hop?, Romeos and Juliet, and African Folk Dance Fever to get the Dance party started!
After learning ballet, hip-hop, and African Folk, the Dance Class crew isn't slowing down for a second! When Julie, Lucy, and Alia sign up for rock the new style brings a lot of new lessons, not the least of which is that cute boys don't necessarily make good dance partners. And the girls can't forget their ballet skills, not when Miss Anne has the whole troupe performing The Nutcracker in Russia! Carla, jealous as always, is intent on ruining the show; the girls may need some help from an unexpected place to pull it off this time!
*This title is part of the hoopla BONUS BORROWS COLLECTION! For a limited time, this is one of 1000+ titles you can borrow without using any of your monthly hoopla Borrows!* Abigail is just in Moose Creek, Montana for the summer to temporarily care for her great aunt. But a tender-hearted cowboy beckons her to stay. Abigail Jones intends to spend just one summer in middle-of-nowhere Montana with her Aunt Lucy. Time away from her job is just what Abigail needs to reassess her life. The slow pace has her breathing deeply for the first time in years. And the majestic scenery encourages her to get reacquainted with herself . . . and God. What she didn't count on was the handsome widowed cowboy who owns the ranch where her aunt lives. When the rancher loses his daughter's nanny, Abigail decides to lend a hand for the summer. Wade Ryan can't help being attracted to Abigail. But he's given up everything to protect his daughter, and he's not about to risk it all on a pretty face. Under Abigail's care, Wade's home and daughter thrive. And with Wade's touch, Abigail's heart feels at home at last. But Abigail knows this elusive rancher is hiding something. Will her own secrets separate her from the cowboy who finally captured her heart?
An in-depth audio program for getting the daily support and structure you need to create life-affirming new habits. Have you ever tried to add a positive new habit to your daily life, only to end up falling short? If so, you probably didn't have the structure and support critical for making that new behavior really stick. With 40 Days to Positive Change, Dr. Kelly McGonigal provides just that-the helping hand necessary to create the change you most desire in your life. Whether it's exercising every day, devoting yourself fully to a personal project, or establishing a regular meditation practice, this innovative program will provide the support necessary to instill a positive habit in your life. Drawing upon the latest neuroscientific and behavioral research, 40 Days to Positive Change emphasizes that new habits are built on foundations of intention, gratitude, joy, loving compassion, and interdependence. You'll progress through a cumulative sequence of 10- to 15-minute daily lessons and associated exercises for growing and cementing your new behavior. Part mentor, part professor, and part coach, McGonigal will guide you on an often-difficult path-one that can enrich every single aspect of your life. Highlights -In-depth, practical exploration of the mechanisms of personal change -How you can consciously tie new behaviors to specific sensory triggers -The positive emotions that fuel permanent change -How to navigate the process of deciding on the new habit you want to cultivate -How to create an environment supportive of personal change -Dozens of practices tailored to successfully instill your new habit
When a divorcee vacationing in the British countryside puts out an ad for an au pair, Cassandra Vale, 23, broke, still reeling from the ruins of her last placement in France, takes the job without hesitation. Wealthy, handsome and generous, with two sweet children, she feels nothing can go wrong. But can it? Treated to the best England has to offer, and with France out of sight, Cassandra dares to believe she finally has a moment to catch her breath-until a startling revelation forces her to question the truths of her tumultuous past, her employer, and her very own sanity. A riveting mystery replete with complex characters, layers of secrets, dramatic twists and turns and heart-pounding suspense, ALMOST LOST is book #2 in a psychological suspense series that will have you turning pages late into the night.
When the ladies of the ton of Regency London need discreet assistance, they turn to Rosalind Thorne-in these mysteries inspired by the novels of Jane Austen . . . Trust is a delicate thing, and no one knows that better than Rosalind Thorne. Lady Melbourne has entrusted her with recovering a packet of highly sensitive private letters stolen from her desk. The contents of these letters hold great interest for the famous poet Lord Byron, who had carried on a notorious public affair with Lady Melbourne's daughter-in-law, the inconveniently unstable Lady Caroline Lamb. Rosalind is to take up residence in Melbourne House, posing as Lady Melbourne's confidential secretary. There, she must discover the thief and regain possession of the letters before any further scandal erupts. However, Lady Melbourne omits a crucial detail. Rosalind learns from the Bow Street runner, Adam Harkness, that an unidentified woman was found dead in the courtyard of Melbourne House. The coroner has determined she was poisoned. Adam urges Rosalind to use her new position in the household to help solve the murder. As she begins to untangle a web of secrets and blackmail, Rosalind finds she must risk her own life to bring the desperate business to an end . . .
Aaron Peterson has never had it easy. As the son of a famed and eccentric theme park designer, his life has been one move after the next as his father chases new jobs in countries around the world. Aaron has watched rides and attractions of all kinds start with a blueprint on his father's desk, and end up a towering, larger-than-life creation to marvel park-goers. That is . . . until something really, really bad happened on his dad's latest job in Germany. Something worse than the accidents that had happened before. Something that Aaron and his family are desperately trying to forget. With the family on the run from legal trouble and out of money, Aaron's dad takes a job designing a theme park in his hometown of Raven Brooks. The strange small town holds its own share of secrets . . . including some that Aaron's father would prefer stay buried. This explosive new prequel trilogy explores the rise and fall of the Peterson family like never before! Found documents throughout help readers unwind the many mysteries at the heart of the hit game.
As a child growing up in a family of cantadoras (keepers of the old stories), Clarissa Pinkola Estés learned firsthand how a story told at bedtime can soothe away the troubles of the day and prepare the way for another night's dreams to follow. Now a beloved cantadora herself, Estés shares this treasured family tradition with you on Bedtime Stories, her own special collection of tales to relax and ease you to sleep. Join this world-renowned Jungian analyst and bestselling author as she explores how to use stories as healing companions that open an aperture into the divine world of our dreams, as well as the meaning of archetypal figures like Mother Night and the Sandman, and themes such as renewal, enchantment and transformation. Includes original tellings by Dr. Estés of her bedside favorites, including Sleeping Beauty, The Mouse and the Lion, and more.
Faith Newberry is settling in nicely at her job as librarian at the upscale and pet-friendly Castleton Manor literary retreat. Even her cat, Watson, has taken to his new life in Lighthouse Bay on Cape Cod. With a cozy cottage on the grounds of the Massachusetts estate in which to live, and surrounded by books by day and friends by night, Faith thinks life couldn't get much sweeter. When celebrity pastry chef Sugar Worthington takes up residence at the manor, trailing a television camera crew and an entourage of adoring fans, Faith rises to the challenge of organizing a book signing for the baking diva. But things turn sour when attempts are made on Sugar's life, and Faith soon finds herself in a sticky situation. It seems Sugar has a dark side, and she's managed to make some enemies over the years-along with her drop-dead delicious desserts. Just how far will someone go for sweet revenge? Faith doesn't know what she'd do without her tailless, tuxedoed sidekick, but she does know there's no one she trusts more than Watson to help her solve the mystery. She will also get a little help from her beloved Aunt Eileen, and the other intrepid members of the Candle House Book Club, veterinarian Midge and sous chef Brooke. It will take their combined talents to turn up the heat on a would-be killer. Can they figure out who's got it in for Sugar without getting mixed up in a recipe for death?
A historical YA horror novel based on the infamous real-life inspiration for Countess Dracula In 17th century Hungary, Anna Darvulia has just begun working as a scullery maid for the young and glamorous Countess Elizabeth BaÌthory. When Elizabeth takes a liking to Anna, she's vaulted to the dream role of chambermaid, a far cry from the filthy servants' quarters below. She receives wages generous enough to provide for her family, and the Countess begins to groom Anna as her friend and confidante. It's not long before Anna falls completely under the Countess's spell-and the Countess takes full advantage. Isolated from her former friends, family, and fiancé, Anna realizes she's not a friend but a prisoner of the increasingly cruel Elizabeth. Then come the murders, and Anna knows it's only a matter of time before the Blood Countess turns on her, too.
From international bestselling author Mario Escobar comes a story of escape, sacrifice, and hope amid the perils of the second World War. August 1942. Jacob and Moses Stein, two young Jewish brothers, are staying with their aunt in Paris amid the Nazi occupation. The boys' parents, well-known German playwrights, have left the brothers in their aunt's care until they can find safe harbor for their family. But before the Steins can reunite, a great and terrifying roundup occurs. The French gendarmes, under Nazi order, arrest the boys and take them to the Vélodrome d'Hiver-a massive, bleak structure in Paris where thousands of France's Jews are being forcibly detained. Jacob and Moses know they must flee in order to survive, but they only have a set of letters sent from the south of France to guide them to their parents. Danger lurks around every corner as the boys, with nothing but each other, trek across the occupied country. Along their remarkable journey, they meet strangers and brave souls who put themselves at risk to protect the children-some of whom pay the ultimate price for helping these young refugees of war. This inspiring novel, now available for the first time in English, demonstrates the power of family and the endurance of the human spirit-even through the darkest moments of human history.
Ray Santiago's friends from work know him as a brilliant-but-easygoing systems engineer who spends a lot of time on his favorite online role-playing game. But the game is over for Ray: his colleagues from work, Maude, Tim, and Turing, have just found out about Ray's murder in a dark alley. He was shot, and his laptop stolen. It could be just another D.C. street crime. But if Turing's password was in that computer-and it's fallen into the wrong hands-she could be in terrible danger. With Turing's Web-searching powers and Maude's and Tim's access to the outdoors, the trio starts looking into Ray's death, tracing their colleague's life from that fatal night, backspace by backspace. But this project leads to more questions than answers-because Ray seems to have fabricated his life story, even his name. And now their quest is growing even more crucial. For as they sort their way through Ray Santiago's various personas, online and off, danger lurks in the lab-perhaps within the very computer in which Turing lives.
Ember They were going to sell me. I couldn't let that happen. I had to escape. My only friend agreed to help me. She helped me get away. She changed my appearance. She sent me to see the President of the Blackwings Motorcycle Club. I needed a new identity, so I could start a new life. I walked up to the gate. I was taken inside. And everything changed. Dash She appeared out of nowhere. Standing at our fence. Asking to see the President. Scared, but determined. And beautiful. I wanted her from the moment I saw her. When she told us her story, I vowed to protect her. And then, she was going to be mine. Contains mature themes.
Minecraft meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid in book 1 of the very popular 8-Bit Warrior series of the journal of a young Minecraft villager who dares to dream of becoming a Minecraft warrior! THESE ARE THE REAL BOOKS BY CUBE KID! DIARY OF AN 8-BIT WARRIOR WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AS WIMPY VILLAGER KINDLES 1-4. The first volume of this best-selling unofficial Minecraft adventure series begins with Runt, our 12-year-old hero, about to choose his future vocation at the Minecraftia school. His options are less than thrilling: farmer, crafter, miner. But what this noob really wants is to be a warrior like his hero, Steve. So when he learns that the five best students in school that year will get the chance to start warrior training, it's ON.
The Opioid Epidemic is the worst man-made epidemic in the history of our nation. More people die each year from an opioid overdose than in automobile accidents. The statistics are staggering. Do No Harm spotlights experts, journalists, and public-health crusaders who are combating the special interests of Big Pharma and informing the world on how an aggressive pharmaceutical mass-marketing campaign for the new drug OxyContin misled doctors and the public into our current crisis of death and addiction. Wiland highlights the stories of those hit hardest by prescription-opioid addiction and overdose death and sheds light on how whole communities have been ravaged by the spread of addiction. Despite regional health experts, local government, law enforcement, journalists, and the DEA's efforts to combat the epidemic, people continue to die at an alarming rate from prescription-drug overdoses. The chapters of this book chronical this epidemic in all its complexity from many perspectives including the plight of the millions of Americans who suffer from opioid addiction. People, young and old, on the rocky road to recovery tell their harrowing stories, current victories, and on-going struggles with the disease.
For decades dragons have wondered how three small scavengers managed to kill Queen Oasis. Until now. Travel back to before the War of SandWing Succession, and experience Pyrrhia as we've never seen it before -- through the eyes of humans.
Discover the timeless Presence beyond thought in this collection of meditations from Eckhart Tolle We tend to think of meditation as a formal practice we block time out for each day. But what if every moment of your life was your meditation? For Eckhart Tolle, meditation shouldn't be approached as a chore or a means to an end. Rather, meditation is something that you live. The aim of meditation, states Eckhart, is that it eventually becomes your normal state of consciousness. Essential Meditations with Eckhart Tolle points the way toward this quiet, constant state of Presence-where practice gives way to the realization of your innermost identity. This retrospective collection gathers rare talks and classic meditations from Eckhart's extensive teachings, many of which have only been available to retreat participants. Over the course of eleven sessions, Eckhart leads you in meditations for breaking attachment to the stream of thought, easing suffering, discerning your formless self, and embodying Presence in every single moment. Here Eckhart will guide you in discovering: - The power of asking Who am I? as an inquiry practice - Why Stillness is much more than quieting the unruly mind - The true source of all creativity - The evocative poetry of Steve Taylor - Why awakening is a process of unlearning your assumptions and biases - The infinite space hidden between your thoughts - Recognizing yourself as embodied Presence rather than an accumulation of narratives - Understanding the movement of chi or prana in the body - The joyous simplicity of present-moment mindfulness - How to rise above the thinking mind rather than sinking below it In Essential Meditations with Eckhart Tolle, you will find not only teachings about transcending the thought-based self, but a direct experience of Stillness itself.
Two years ago, Billie Tarrow's husband left her for another woman. Shamed and divorced, Billie retreated to her family home in Port Townsend, far from her old life in New York. After a near-death encounter, Billie decides to return to the city that took everything from her. But sometimes in the midst of heartache, hope suffocates the pain. Satcher Gable has carried a torch for Billie for ten years. When she suddenly returns to New York a single woman, he can't believe his good fortune. But convincing her to walk away from her heartache is proving more difficult than Satcher anticipated. A changed woman, Billie's only goal is revenge.
From moral panics about immigration and gun control to anxiety about terrorism and natural disasters, Americans live in a culture of fear. While fear is typically discussed in emotional or poetic terms-as the opposite of courage or an obstacle to be overcome-it nevertheless has very real consequences in everyday life. Persistent fear negatively affects individuals' decision-making abilities and causes anxiety, depression, and poor physical health. Furthermore, fear harms communities and society by corroding social trust and civic engagement. Yet politicians often effectively leverage fears to garner votes, and companies routinely market unnecessary products that promise protection from imagined or exaggerated harms. Drawing on five years of data from the Chapman Survey of American Fears-which canvasses a random national sample of adults about a broad range of fears-Fear Itself offers new insights into what people are afraid of and how fear affects their lives. The authors also draw on participant observation with Doomsday preppers and conspiracy theorists to provide fascinating narratives about subcultures of fear. Fear Itself is a novel, wide-ranging study of the social consequences of fear, ultimately suggesting that there is good reason to be afraid of fear itself.
From twisted toys to gut-wrenching games, this collection of terrifying tales is unsettling enough to mess with even the most hardened Five Nights at Freddy's fans. In this volume, horror master Scott Cawthon spins three sinister novella-length stories from different corners of FNAF's canon. Readers beware: In this startling world, desperate wishes have an unexpected cost, beautiful trinkets reveal appalling powers, and harmless pranks can go awry in ghastly ways.
An eerie, tense, and finely written novel...Readers will grip their chairs (SFGate.com) as they try to unravel this tale of psychological suspense from the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of Turn of Mind. Jane loses everything when her teenage daughter is killed in a senseless accident. Devastated, she manages to make one tiny stab at a new life: she moves from San Francisco to the seaside town of Half Moon Bay. Jane is inconsolable, and yet, as the months go by, she is able to cobble together some version of a job, of friends, of the possibility of peace. And then, children begin to disappear. And soon, Jane sees her own pain reflected in all the parents in the town. She wonders if she will be able to live through the aching loss, the fear all around her. And as the disappearances continue, she begins to see that what her neighbors are wondering is if it is Jane herself who has unleashed the horror of loss. Alice LaPlante's well-crafted novel of psychological suspense is a chilling story about a mother haunted by her past, a brooding suspense novel...dark, starkly beautiful...LaPlante uses a seductively dangerous landscape to mirror her heroine's inner life (Kirkus Reviews).
From one of the greatest writers of our time-the author of Barracoon and Their Eyes Were Watching God-a collection of remarkable stories, including eight lost Harlem Renaissance tales now available to a wide audience for the first time. In May 1925, Barnard student Zora Neale Hurston-the sole black student at the college-was living in New York, desperately striving for a toe-hold on the world. During this period, she began writing short works that captured the zeitgeist of African American life and transformed her into one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance. Nearly a century later, this singular talent is recognized as one of the most influential and revered American artists of the modern period. Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick is an outstanding collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, racism and sexism that proudly reflect African American folk culture. Brought together for the first time in one volume, they include eight of Hurston's lost Harlem stories, which were found in forgotten periodicals and archives. These stories challenge conceptions of Hurston as an author of rural fiction and include gems that flash with her biting, satiric humor, as well as more serious tales reflective of the cultural currents of Hurston's world. All are timeless classics that enrich our understanding and appreciation of this exceptional writer's voice and her contributions to America's literary traditions.
Book two of NOLA Knights, the heart-stoppingly sexy spin-off series by Men of Haven author Rhenna Morgan As an avtoritet for the most powerful crime syndicate in New Orleans, Kir Vasilek doesn't act without purpose, doesn't speak without thought and never, ever loses his cool. The lives of his brothers, his family, depend on it. But then Cassie McClintock strolls back into his life, and staying cool is next to impossible. Cassie was the one who got away-and Kir is willing to break all his own rules to keep it from happening ever again. It's one thing to report on the Russian mafia; it's quite another to sleep with one of them, especially one as dangerous, and as sinfully sexy, as Kir Vasilek. Even though the information he once provided helped make her career-and the memory of his touch still keeps her up at night-Cassie knows too much about his world to go down that path. But when Kir reaches out for help after a rival family comes for one of his own, Cassie doesn't want to say no, either to investigating a gruesome murder or to the heat that pulls her right back into his arms...and his heart. Taming Kir-and helping to save the family she's come to call her own-is not the story she thought she'd write, but it's the one she's determined will get a happy ending. Hers to Tame is the highly anticipated follow-up to His to Defend. And don't miss Roman's story in Mine to Keep, coming soon from Rhenna Morgan and Carina Press. This book is approximately 85,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!
Jimmy Strong is one devastating son of a gun. He's gorgeous, stubborn, a dancer, fiercely protective of his loved ones (to a fault), and intense. He can steal your heart with his infectious laughter . . . and break it with a single glance of his stunning, rich brown eyes. I ought to know. He breaks mine every day. Being his gay best friend and college roomie is, to say the least, frustrating. Especially when you've seen just about every inch of that corn-fed beauty, he's worked his way into every fantasy you can remember having, and he's as straight as they make them. We're heading back to Spruce for the summer. He just broke things off with his latest lady-squeeze, which means I have Jimmy all to myself for three long months of relaxation, bro-time, and kicking back. Until one night alone with Jimmy-and a reckless, unthinkable move-that changes everything. Contains mature themes.
Lady Evie Chesterfield is a darling of the ton who refuses to become engaged. She's been desperately in love with her brother's friend, Richard Maitland, Marquess of Westfall, since forever. But the dark, dangerous marquess only sees her as a friend and refuses to marry any woman. When circumstances change and Evie has no choice but to take a husband, she decides to convince London's most notorious gentleman to marry her by seducing the scoundrel. Richard Maitland decided long ago that he wanted nothing to do with love. So when the gorgeous, off-limits Evie asks him for lessons in seduction, Richard knows he's playing with fire. Despite Richard's determination to protect her from his dastardly reputation, he is tested at every turn by his need for the infuriating, but enticing, Lady Evie. Before too long he is faced with making an impossible choice...
Deidre Aponte is a beautiful, young, and sexy FBI Special Agent assigned to the Washington, D.C. field office. Between a complicated affair and problems with her alcoholic mother, she thinks life can't get any more difficult-until the daughter of a New York Senator is kidnapped and Deidre is assigned to the case. She goes undercover in New York City and quickly associates herself with three of the city's most notorious female drug dealers, who call themselves the FAB. Undercover and alone, Deidre finds her strong allegiance to the FBI and the United States government fading fast. With the lines between good and evil blurring, she uncovers facts that thrust her into a race to save her own life. She soon finds out that she and the other members of the FAB may be bound by tragedy and brought together by fate. Deidre will have to pull out all the stops to prevent herself from getting in too deep.
Roaring back from a life-threatening injury, Theo has the world at his skates as defenseman for his new team, the Chicago Rebels. Everyone adores his big personality, his on-ice talent, and his killer smile. Everyone but his prickly neighbor-or so he thinks. One chilly Christmas Eve, Theo will learn that maybe the girl next door isn't such a hater after all... Elle Butler is the most embarrassing person on the planet. How else can the ex-military-now-bartender explain her crush on the hot jock who lives across the hall? True, he has gorgeous green eyes and perfect cheekbones, but the filter between his brain and too-sexy mouth is permanently malfunctioning. Yet she can't stop checking out his Instagram antics or sneaking looks at him when he's at her bar. It's absolutely mortifying. Running from a past filled with damning secrets, Elle's determined that this guilty pleasure will remain buried in her deepest fantasies-because she couldn't possibly indulge with the Theo Kershaw...or make a mistake that draws attention to her under-the-radar life. And she especially couldn't be a mom to a professional athlete's baby...could she?
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Internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell teaches readers how to shift their leadership to keep innovating, improving, and influencing others in today's fast-paced world.Change is so rapid today that leaders must do much more than stay the course to be successful. If they aren't nimble and ready to adapt, they won't survive. The key is to learn how to leadershift.In Leadershifts, John C. Maxwell helps leaders gain the ability and willingness to make leadership changes that will positively enhance their organizational and personal growth. He does this by sharing the eleven shifts he made over the course of his long and successful leadership career. Each shift changed his trajectory and set him up for new and exciting achievements, ultimately strengthening and sustaining his leadership abilities and making him the admired leadership expert he is today.Among those leadershifts are the Adaptive Shift from Plan A to Option A, the Production Shift from Ladder Climbing to Ladder Building, and the Influence Shift from Positional Authority to Moral Authority. Maxwell gives specific guidance to readers about how to make these shifts in their own lives. Each one requires them to change the way they think, act, and ultimately lead so they can be successful in a world that never remains the same.
Live, the newest book from New York Times bestselling author Sadie Robertson, addresses life's biggest questions in fun, practical, and biblical ways. There's a big difference between being alive and truly living--making your whole existence a verb. It's a miracle to have breath, but it's an even bigger miracle to make sure every breath counts.In Live, Sadie Robertson inspires us to thrive in the life God gave us. Including full-color photography and captivating design, Live shows us how we can find a rich and rewarding life when we choose to wholeheartedly embrace each moment. Pain, difficulty, and heartache greet each of us at some point, but God offers joy in the middle of it all. Sadie is passionate about inspiring a generation to live in that fullness every day.Whether you have a long-time relationship with God or are new to faith, Live is a joyful encouragement to make the most of each moment, to make wise decisions, and to always seek the truth of God's Word. Filled with stories from Sadie and from others around the world, Live celebrates what everyone has in common--the opportunity to not simply be alive, but to truly live. This vibrant, engaging book will inspire you to live a life of purpose and power every day.
An intelligent, authoritative, and often surprising biography of the most famous of French monarchs, by an acclaimed biographer and historian. This stylish and incisive narrative presents listeners with a fresh perspective on one of the most fascinating kings in European history. Louis XIV's story has all the ingredients of a Dumas classic: legendary beginnings, beguiling women, court intrigue, a mysterious prisoner in an iron mask, lavish court entertainments, the scandal of a mistress who was immersed in the dark arts, and a central character who is handsome and romantic, but with a frighteningly dark side to his character. Louis believed himself to be semi-divine. His self-identification as the Sun King, which was reflected in iconography by the sun god, Apollo, influenced every aspect of Louis's life: his political philosophy, his wars, and his relationships with courtiers and subjects. As a military strategist, Louis's capacity was ambiguous, but he was an astute politician who led his country to the heights of sophistication and power-and then had the misfortune to live long enough to see it all crumble away. As the sun began to set upon this most glorious of reigns, it brought a gathering darkness filled with the anguish of dead heirs, threatened borders, and a populace that was dangerously dependent upon-but greatly distanced from-its king.
I was born a monster. Cruelty ran in my veins like poison. It ran in the veins of every Vitiello man, passed on from father to son, an endless spiral of monstrosity. A born monster shaped into an even worse monster by my father's blade and fists and harsh words. I was raised to become Capo, to rule without mercy, to dish out brutality without a second thought. Raised to break others. When Aria was given to me in marriage, everyone waited with baited breath to see how fast I'd break her like my father broke his women. How I'd crush her innocence and kindness with the force of my cruelty. Breaking her would have taken little effort. It came naturally to me. I was gladly the monster everyone feared. Until her.
Lida thought she was safe. Her neighbors wearing the yellow star were all taken away, but Lida is not Jewish. She will be fine, won't she? But she cannot escape the horrors of World War II. Lida's parents are ripped away from her and she is separated from her beloved sister, Larissa. The Nazis take Lida to a brutal work camp, where she and other Ukrainian children are forced into backbreaking labor. Starving and terrified, Lida bonds with her fellow prisoners, but none of them know if they'll live to see tomorrow. When Lida and her friends are assigned to make bombs for the German army, Lida cannot stand the thought of helping the enemy. Then she has an idea. What if she sabotaged the bombs... and the Nazis? Can she do so without getting caught? And if she's freed, will she ever find her sister again? This pulse-pounding novel of survival, courage, and hope shows us a lesser-known piece of history -- and is sure to keep readers captivated until the last page.
There are three things you need to know about Kat Tanner (aka Kathleen Tyson. . . and yes, she is *that* Kathleen Tyson): 1) She's determined to make good decisions, 2) She must get married ASAP, and 3) She knows how to knit. Being a billionaire heiress isn't all it's cracked up to be. Determined to live a quiet life, Kat Tanner changed her identity years ago and eschewed her family's legacy. But now, Kat's silver spoon past has finally caught up with her, and so have her youthful mistakes. To avoid imminent disaster, she must marry immediately; it is essential that the person she chooses have no romantic feelings for her whatsoever and be completely trustworthy. Fortunately, she knows exactly who to ask. Dan O'Malley checks all the boxes: single, romantically indifferent to her, completely trustworthy. Sure, she might have a wee little crush on Dan the Security Man, but with clear rules, expectations, and a legally binding contract, Kat is certain she can make it through this debacle with her sanity-and heart-all in one piece. Except, what happens when Dan O'Malley isn't as indifferent-or as trustworthy-as she thought?
Max loves stories, especially the fantastical tale Buelo tells him about a mystical gatekeeper who can guide brave travelers on a journey into tomorrow. If Max could see tomorrow, he would know if he'd make Santa Maria's celebrated fútbol team, and whether he'd ever find his mother, who left when he was a baby. Papa refuses to talk about her, so Max has learned to stop asking. But when Papa is forced to reveal his involvement in an underground network of guardians that led people fleeing a neighboring country to safety, and the surprising reason Max's spot on the fútbol team may be threatened, everything he knew about himself and his family is upended. A treasured compass, a haunted tower, a mysterious stone rubbing, and a peregrine falcon propel Max on a dangerous search for clues about who he is and what the future holds.
Are you drowning in clutter? Do you dread opening your closets because of the mess that awaits inside? Are you ready to sort out your house for good and discover a happier, calmer you? In this book, Nicola Lewis, creator of, will arm you with the tools you need to clean and clear your home. With a step-by-step, room-by-room plan to get rid of clutter, recipes for natural, eco-friendly cleaning products and tips on upcycling your household items, housework and organizing have never been this easy! From your makeup bag to your 'hoarders' garage, your home will be spick, span and sparkling. Nicola sprinkles magic wherever she goes and she has seen first-hand how decluttering and tidying your home can help transform your mind, bringing you new-found confidence and happiness. Filled with helpful tips and tricks, actionable insights and positive affirmations, this is the perfect book to refer to whenever you need help to tidy your life.
Though Charlotte Sloane's secret identity as the controversial satirical cartoonist A. J. Quill is safe with the Earl of Wrexford, she's ill prepared for the rippling effects sharing the truth about her background has cast over their relationship. She thought a bit of space might improve the situation. But when her cousin is murdered and his twin brother is accused of the gruesome crime, Charlotte immediately turns to Wrexford for help in proving the young man's innocence. Though she finds the brooding scientist just as enigmatic and intense as ever, their partnership is now marked by an unfamiliar tension that seems to complicate every encounter. Despite this newfound complexity, Wrexford and Charlotte are determined to track down the real killer. Their investigation leads them on a dangerous chase through Mayfair's glittering ballrooms and opulent drawing rooms, where gossip and rumors swirl to confuse the facts. Was her cousin murdered over a romantic rivalry . . . or staggering gambling debts? Or could the motive be far darker and involve the clandestine scientific society that claimed both brothers as members? The more Charlotte and Wrexford try to unknot the truth, the more tangled it becomes. But they must solve the case soon, before the killer's madness seizes another victim . . .
Young Jessica Fletcher's life couldn't be more ordinary. She teaches at the local high school while she and her loving husband, Frank, are raising their nephew Grady together. But when the beloved principal dies under mysterious circumstances, Jessica knows something is off and, for the very first time, investigates a death. Present-day Jessica returns to high school for a colleague's retirement party and has fun seeing familiar faces. That is, until the colleague winds up dead-and his death has mysterious links to Jessica's very first murder case. With nothing but her own instincts to guide her, Jessica embarks on a quest to find out what really happened all those years ago and who's behind these murders. Because time is running out to catch this killer...
Family is everything to Siobhán: her five siblings; her dear departed mother for whom the family business, Naomi's Bistro, is named; and now her fiancé, Macdara Flannery. So precious is her engagement that Siobhán wants to keep it just between the two of them for a little longer. But Macdara is her family, which is why when his cousin Jane frantically calls for his help, Siobhán is at his side as the two garda rush from Kilbane to the rural village where Jane and her mother have recently moved. Unfortunately, tragedy awaits them. They find Jane, who is blind, outside the cottage, in a state. Inside, Aunt Ellen lies on her bed in a fancy red dress, no longer breathing. A pillow on the floor and a nearby teacup suggest the mode of death to their trained eyes: the woman has been poisoned and smothered. Someone wanted to make sure she was dead. But who? Devout believers in Irish folklore, the villagers insist the cottage is cursed-built on a fairy path. It turns out Ellen Delaney was not the first to die mysteriously in this cottage. Although the townsfolk blame malevolent fairies, Siobhán and Macdara must follow the path of a murderer all too human-but just as evil...
A tattoo parlor on Victoria Square? Some of the merchants get hot under the collar at the proposal, but could they be driven to kill to stop it? That's what the sheriff's office and Katie Bonner want to know when the building's owner is electrocuted with his own saw. Meanwhile, tensions rise when a hot chef takes over the square's tea shop. Will Katie have three men vying for her affections, or will her rival take the tea cake?
Emergency-call operator Hollie Porter is saddled with a job she hates and a boyfriend who's all wrong for her. Reaching a breaking point, she cashes in a gift certificate and heads to Revelation Cove in British Columbia. Flying solo and newly single, Hollie hopes to reflect and discover her purpose among the beautiful surroundings but instead ends up unintentionally providing comic relief for the staff and guests alike. Even concierge Ryan, a former hockey star with bad knees and broken dreams, can't stop her from stumbling from one (mis)adventure to another. But the island and a budding romance soon work their charm on Hollie, and she starts to believe she might have found the rejuvenation she so desperately desires. But then an uninvited guest crashes the party, forcing Hollie to step out of the discomfort zone she dwells in to save the day...and maybe even herself in the process.
A scientific experiment goes horribly wrong. The earth...the galaxy...the universe is destroyed. And there's only one person to blame...you. Captain Jeff Bowers has been resurrected by an alien race-leaving him with mysterious powers...powers that could turn the tide of galactic war in the humans' favor. While testing those powers, a final experiment lands Jeff and his crew in an alternate reality, very much the same as their universe...and very different. Uncertain who to trust, Jeff discovers that enemies are friends, and old friends turn out to be enemies...and nothing is as it seems. Jeff must sort out where his loyalties lie, and what side to take in a galactic war between Earth and her rebellious colonies. Most of all, he wants to know what happened to the universe he left behind-if it's even there at all... Oblivion Flight is the second book in the thrilling Oblivion saga. If you love Star Trek and Starship Troopers, you simply cannot pass up this adventure.
Big Mama blog founder and New York Times bestselling author Melanie Shankle helps us sort through our questions about being true to ourselves in a world gone crazy and what matters the most in the end. These days, so many voices tell us what to do, what to think, and what kind of parent or friend or spouse to be that it's easy to feel overwhelmed and defeated. Somewhere in the midst of online arguments and crazy politics and the ups and downs of life, we've lost sight of the gifts that are all around us: kindness, love, mercy, and joy. In On the Bright Side, Melanie Shankle reminds us of the unchanging principles we can count on in a changing world. These are lessons that Melanie has learned along the way about how to find all the joy that life has to offer - and why encouragement is never something to keep to ourselves. Exploring topics such as dealing with comparisons, when life doesn't turn out like we expected, and how to find your people, Melanie invites us to lead with love in all areas of our lives. This delightful memoir highlights the joys of life told in Melanie's down to earth, relatable, and totally enjoyable style. On the Bright Side is a how-to guide to knowing - and living - what matters most.
True love deserves a second chance. Leigh Sterling and Jodie Whitehouse share a passionate connection. Unfortunately, their differing visions of the future force them apart. Life goes on, but their attempts at other relationships fail to measure up to the love they once shared. When they see each other again after more than a decade apart, they realize they may be soulmates. Can they ever find their way back to one another? If you enjoy passionate romance that brings the heat, don't miss this scorching story of second chance by chart-topper Harper Bliss.
She'll risk it all to be with the man she loves... Humans are dangerous. That's the lesson faeries are taught as soon as their flower petals unfurl, welcoming them into the world. It's the first thing Aerewyn remembers the priestesses telling her as a young girl. Humans are dangerous-don't show them your magic and never cross into their lands. Why then, when she stumbles upon a human boy in the woods, does she find him so intriguing? His blue eyes don't shine with malice. His smile doesn't menace. His laughter is as warm as the sun against her cheeks. And when she later discovers he's been knocked unconscious in a storm, injured and alone in the forest, the only thing he seems in danger of is dying. So she saves his life-a single act that will change the fate of both their worlds...
Do you ever find it hard to pray and don't know what to say? Prayer is one of the most powerful, life-changing things we will ever do, and yet we often struggle. It's hard to find the time. It's repetitive, we get distracted and sometimes even bored. And the answers often feel few and far between. The good news? There is a simple, powerful way to reignite your conversation with God. In Praying Women, bestselling author Sheila Walsh shares practical helps directly from God's Word, showing you how to: - Know what to say when you pray - Understand how to use prayer as a weapon when you are in the midst of a struggle - Pray as joy-filled warriors, not anxious worriers - Let go of the past and stand on God's promises for you now Prayer changes you and it changes the world. You may have tried before, but if you're ready to start again in your relationship with God, let Sheila Walsh show you how to become a strong praying woman.
Bree Marks is my best friend... My secret crush... And--wait for it--cursed with a deadly allergy to erecto-plasm. As in she'll seriously swell up and die if seminal fluid even touches her. Which means finding the perfect guy to punch her V card is literally a matter of life and death. She wants a no-strings summer fling, but she needs someone she can trust. A puck buddy who isn't going to get overly emotional. Someone who's as savvy in the sack as he is on the ice. That's where I come in. It's a simple request, really--and one I would be happy to honor. If it weren't for the whole life-and-death thing. If I hadn't just been traded to a team thousands of miles away from this girl who makes me think not all relationships are a losing game. If I wasn't already crazy in love with her. This arrangement is a disaster waiting to happen, but the heart wants what it wants, and mine wants Bree, danger and all.
You're going to be a daddy. Looking into Alexi Petrov's dark eyes as I break the news, I'm scared out of my mind. This man is the most terrifying defender in the NHL, and if it weren't for my sporty new baby bump, I probably wouldn't believe we hooked up that night. (Yes, I've sworn off margaritas for life.) But the Alexi who goes to my doctor appointments, moves me into his guesthouse, and cooks me so many gourmet meals I look like I'm carrying twins? He isn't scary at all. He's sweet. And intense. And so sexy I want to smear him with honey and lick it off every inch of his powerful, protective, oh-so-swoony-worthy body. But that's not a part of our relationship anymore. We're friends who intend to raise a child together. That's all... Right? **** There's no way I can be just friends with Amanda Esposito. She's everything I want in a woman--strong, sexy, compassionate, a little bit wild--with curves for miles and a smile she smiles just for me. But no matter how much I want her, I don't know if I've got what it takes to be that guy--the one with his heart on his sleeve. I learned the hard way that love can get real ugly, real fast. But when my new family is threatened, I realize how much I want this woman and our baby in my life for the long haul, and how hard I'm willing to fight for them. They say I'm a dangerous man to cross on the ice, but they haven't seen anything yet...
Rent Where you Live and Own What you can Rent! Learn the 15 Most Valuable Lessons to Invest in Real Estate Most people think that investing in real estate is something only rich people can afford to do. After all, if purchasing the first house is so difficult, how can a normal individual even think about getting a second one? However, the truth is much different than what you have been telling yourself. It is actually possible to get started investing in real estate, even with a small capital and the returns can be amazing. Unfortunately, one of the mistakes beginners make is to do things by themselves, without knowing the right strategies and techniques. Especially in the real estate industry, it is fundamental to have access to the best information and to learn the rules of the game. This book explains the foundations of real estate investments, illustrating 15 of the most important lessons to learn to get started in the right way. During the course of this book, you will discover: What real estate investing actually is (not what you think) The right mindset to have to be successful in real estate investing The amount of capital necessary to get started 5 Common mistakes beginners make and how to avoid them 15 Golden lessons from top real estate investors that will speed up the learning curve is important to note that the book does not offer get rich quick solutions. Easy money does not exist, especially in the early stages. However, by studying the material provided and applying it diligently, it is possible to successfully get started in a matter of weeks. Let's Get Started!
Written by industry experts Eric Tyson and Robert Griswold, this new edition of Real Estate Investing For Dummies offers timely, proven, practical, and actionable advice to overcome the challenges of the market and keep yourself one step ahead of the competition. With the help of this straightforward and time-tested information, you'll get the know-how to wisely and confidently make smart, sound, and informed real estate investing decisions that will reap big rewards. Highlights include: - The Tax Reform and Jobs Act bill that took effect in 2018 - The best types of investment properties for different types of investors - NNN (triple nets) investments and REITs/TICs - Tech applications to support property management operations and accounting A step-by-step primer for preparing to buy, identifying the property, due diligence, closing the transaction, leasing the property and ongoing operations and property management.
Franklin W. Dixon is the author of the ever-popular Hardy Boys books.
The emotions you feel daily can be so strong as to shake your mind, and so devious as to reprogram your subconscious, without you doing anything, without giving you the opportunity to notice anything. I'm sure that you've been facing negative events several times and that these events have subsequently been linked to other negative events, generating in you a certain sense of despair, anxiety, fear, helplessness. These feelings are rooted in you without you being able to do anything and you find yourself at the mercy of emotions that you might not want to have. It is done at a subconscious level, you don't have to think about what to feel, you just do it. This guide has been written to help you transform your life by rewiring your brain. To see the positive in life by changing the way you think, the way you react to situations, and even your general way of life. Positive affirmations included in this guide will also help you to be a better person each day. By changing your mindset using effective affirmations, you'll notice positive changes starting to take place in your life in as early as day one! Here is a summary of what this audiobook entails: - Change is possible, embrace change - Retune your life by changing bad habits and bad actions - Create an inspiring space by cutting down on clutter - Have vision by using imagery and imagination - Reconstruct your attitude towards things, people and life - Appreciate nature - Beat that unending procrastination - The power of positive affirmation
Bound as one, to love, honor, or burn. Book one of a stunning fantasy duology, this tale of witchcraft and forbidden love is perfect for fans of Kendare Blake and Sara Holland. Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned. As a huntsman of the Church, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. But when Lou pulls a wicked stunt, the two are forced into an impossible situation-marriage. Lou, unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, must make a choice. And love makes fools of us all. Set in a world of powerful women, dark magic, and off-the-charts romance, book one of this stunning fantasy duology will leave readers burning for more.
A hot, hilarious Sexy Single Dad romance... Brendan Daniels is the sexiest man alive. The captain of the Badger's NHL team is also clever, kind, funny, and was my good friend...until we cruised out of the friend zone one weekend with a red-hot fling. Come Monday morning, I wanted to keep riding the Big O train to happy town, but Brendan wanted someone who was stepmom material. A.K.A, not me, apparently. The problem? I'm crazy in love with him and his daughter. So when he asks me to be his pretend girlfriend for a long weekend with his former in-laws, I say yes. We're still friends, after all, and friends don't let friends fake it alone. *** Laura Collins is the last woman I should be thinking about taking in the back seat of my car, in the woods behind my in-laws' house, or in a hotel room where we're sharing one very small, very squeaky bed. I need a steady, stable influence for my daughter, not a fling with this too wild, too young, too impulsive red head. So what if she's beautiful and intense and passionate and has the biggest heart I've ever known? I don't want to fall in love. I really don't. The whole pretend girlfriend thing was supposed to solve my problems, buy me a little more time. But when it comes to Laura? Hell, maybe I'm just not cut out for faking it.
One of the most wonderful things about walking with God is that we can have an intimate and real relationship with him. He wants us to know him so well that we are comfortable talking to him about anything and everything. Yet, there are times when we feel disconnected and insecure. We desire to grow in prayer, but we don't know where to begin, what to say, or how to listen for his voice. In She Prays, Debbie Lindell invites you on a thirty-one-day journey to experience a confident and conversational relationship with your heavenly Father. She shows you how to replace the pressure to perform in prayer with a faith-filled expectation-trusting that God is delighted with every conversation and every word we whisper to him. Her desire is that your soul will be transformed as your confidence in prayer grows, and that your faith will be strengthened as you see God work through your prayers in ways you never imagined possible.
From the author of It's Always the Husband comes a riveting new suspense audiobook about privilege, power, and what happens when we let ambition take control. For Rose Enright, enrolling in a prestigious New England boarding school is the opportunity of a lifetime. But for Rose's vulnerable twin sister Bel, Odell Academy is a place of temptation and danger. When Bel falls in with a crowd of wild rich kids who pressure her into hazing Rose, the sisters' relationship is shattered. Rose turns to her dorm mother, Sarah Donovan, for advice. But Bel turns to Sarah's husband Heath, a charismatic and ambitious teacher. Is Heath trying to help Bel or take advantage of her? In a world of privilege, seduction, and manipulation, only one sister will live to tell the truth. In an audiobook full of twists, turns, and dark secrets, Michele Campbell once again proves her skill at crafting intricately spun and completely compelling plots.
A no-nonsense guide to establishing a personal meditation practice, changing your life, and taking hold of your dreams. CONFESSION: This is not really an audiobook about meditation. Yes, Justin Michael Williams is going to teach you everything you need to know about meditation-but if you came looking for a typical program on mindfulness, you're in the wrong place. We are modern people in a high-tech world. We have first world problems and long to-do lists. And if you grew up in struggle-overcoming homophobia, sexism, trauma, shame, depression, poverty, toxic masculinity, racism, or social injustice-you need a different type of meditation ... one that doesn't pretend the struggle doesn't exist. Now, Justin introduces Freedom Meditation-an approach that addresses disillusionment, social justice, and shame; strengthens intuition; cuts through self-doubt; and empowers you to make better decisions. Here you will discover: - The five myths that create roadblocks to meditation - How to actually find stillness when your mind is going crazy - What nobody tells you about setting intentions and the science of manifesting - Why you must turn toward toxic thoughts rather than just papering over them with positivity - The opportunity and danger of getting creative ideas during meditation - How meditation can help you find more success in your work and relationships - Daily rituals that cement and enrich your practice - How to use mindfulness to take action toward the causes you believe in and get sh!t done Read by the author, this innovative audiobook guides you step by step in creating a custom meditation ritual that fits in with your busy (and sometimes messy!) life. Whether you've tried meditation but it never sticks, or you've heard about it but never gave it a shot, Stay Woke gives people of all genders, identities, colors, religions, ages, and economic backgrounds the tools to stop wasting time, overcome self-doubt, and wake up to the lives we were really born to live.
The #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of James Patterson's Michael Bennett series, Michael Ledwidge, launches an adrenaline-fueled globe-trotting thriller series for fans of James Patterson, Lee Child and David Baldacci. When a Gulf Stream jet goes down in the Bahamas carrying a fortune in cash and ill-gotten diamonds, expat diving instructor Michael Gannon is the only person on the scene. Assuming himself the beneficiary of a drug deal gone bad, Gannon thinks he's home free with the sudden windfall until he realizes he forgot to ask one simple question. Who were the six dead men on the plane? Gannon soon learns the answer to that fateful question as he is thrust into an increasingly complex and deadly game of cat and mouse with a group of the world's most powerful and dangerous men who will stop at nothing to catch him. But as the walls close in, Gannon reveals a few secrets of his own. Before he retired to the islands, Gannon had another life, one with a lethal set of skills that he must now call back to the surface if he wants to make it out alive. As a decade-long James Patterson writing partner, Michael Ledwidge is a pro at writing pacey, in-the-moment prose; tightly choreographed action set pieces; and plot twists that drop at exactly the right moment. With this novel, he kicks off an unstoppable, gripping new thriller series.
Despite a tumultuous past, Sugar Alise Clark is determined to be successful. When she meets Dyna, owner and proprietor of Dymes Exotic Escort Service, she takes off down a path of easy money and fast living. Their friendship quickly sours when Sugar decides to branch out on her own. Sugar opens a gentleman's club called Sugar Walls and becomes involved with a new love-who happens to be the father of her sister's child. Sugar thinks she's leaving her past behind to forge a better future. It's not long before Sugar discovers that her dreams of happily ever after might not be possible. She wakes up stranded and near death, unsure of who put her there. The two people that Sugar cared about the most are on a path of revenge, determined to silence Sugar forever. When tragedy strikes and life-changing events are set into motion, Sugar soon realizes that fast money gets you nowhere fast.
Caroline serves others with little time to enjoy the sweeter parts of life. Until her old boyfriend returns to town-and she's given a second chance at first love. Life hasn't always been so sweet for Caroline Sweeny. She sacrifices her desires for others-unlike her mother who abandoned their family years ago. But when a friend challenges her to accept an exciting job adventure in Spain, Caroline says yes to a new destiny. But before she can pack her bags, Caroline suddenly finds herself the new owner of the run-down Frogmore Cafe-and forced to choose between her friends and her future. Then her first love, Mitch O'Neal, returns home and encourages her to seek God's desires for her future. With his help, she may just discover the true sweet life.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens continues the bold tales of the Cavanaugh siblings as the sole Cavanaugh sister discovers that love truly does conquer all. A lady with a passion for music and the maestro she challenges in pursuit of a worthy cause find themselves battling villains both past and present as they fight to secure life's greatest rewards-love, marriage, and family. Stacie-Lady Eustacia Cavanaugh-is adamant marriage is not for her. Wealthy and well-born, she needs for nothing, and with marriage off the table, to give her life purpose, she embarks on a plan to further the careers of emerging local musicians by introducing them to the ton via a series of musical evenings. Yet despite her noble status, Stacie requires a musical lure to tempt the haut ton to her events, and only one musician commands sufficient cachet-the reclusive and notoriously reluctant Marquess of Albury. Frederick, Marquess of Albury, has fashioned a life for himself as a musical scholar, one he pursues largely out of sight of the ton. He might be renowned as a virtuoso on the pianoforte, yet he sees no reason to endure the smothering overattentiveness of society. Then his mother inveigles him into meeting Stacie, and the challenge she lays before him is ... tempting. Enough for him not to immediately refuse her. A dance of subtle persuasion ensues, and step by step, Frederick finds himself convinced that Stacie's plan has real merit and that it behooves him to support her. At least for one event. Stacie's first musical evening, featuring Frederick as the principal performer, is a massive success-until Fate takes a hand and lands them in a situation that forces them both to reassess. Does Frederick want more than the sterile, academic life he'd thought was for him? Can Stacie overcome her deepest fears and own to and reach for her girlhood dreams? Impulsive, arrogant, and used to getting his own way, Frederick finds his answer easily enough, but his new direction puts him on a collision course with Stacie's fears. Luckily, he thrives on challenges-which is just as well, because in addition to convincing Stacie that love can, indeed, conquer all, he and she must unravel the mystery of who is behind a spate of murderous attacks before the villain succeeds in eliminating all hope of a happy ending.
In The Berenstain Bears Honesty Counts the Bear family is headed out for the annual cub campout and are especially excited about the canoe race down Rapid River. Who will win the big race and ribbons? The competition between Brother and Sister's team and Too-Tall's gang is fierce. But when Too-Tall and his gang decide that winning is the most important thing-even more important than telling the truth-Preacher Brown makes sure the cubs remember just how important honesty is! This fun, new book in the popular Zonderkidz Living Lights series-beloved by parents, grandparents, children, and grandchildren alike-will earn a quick spot on your child's bookshelf. But not for long! Your child will want to read along with you again and again as the kid-friendly text and easy-to-remember Scripture verses teach valuable life lessons, encourage discussion, and take you down memory lane with each subsequent reading. Parents and grandparents looking for a Bible-based story that encourages faith in Jesus and instills a love of reading in their children and grandchildren need look no further than the newest book in the Living Lights series-The Berenstain Bears Honesty Counts.
Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge seeks a killer who has eluded Scotland Yard for years in this next installment of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series. An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible-but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for ten years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horserace honoring the late King Edward VII. His disappearance began a manhunt that consumed Britain for a decade. Now it appears that Barrington has returned to England, giving the Yard a last chance to retrieve its reputation and see justice done. Rutledge is put in charge of a quiet search under cover of a routine review of a cold case. Meticulously retracing the original inquiry, Rutledge begins to know Alan Barrington well, delving into relationships and secrets that hadn't surfaced in 1910. But is he too close to finding his man? His sanity is suddenly brought into question by a shocking turn of events. His sister Frances, Melinda Crawford, and Dr. Fleming stand by him, but there is no greater shame than shell shock. Questioning himself, he realizes that he cannot look back. The only way to save his career-much less his sanity-is to find Alan Barrington and bring him to justice. But is this elusive murderer still in England?
Gertrude Chandler Warner (1890 -1979) was an author, mainly of children's stories. 'The Boxcar Children' is the first book in the series and was published in 1924. It tells the story of four orphaned children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny who create a home for themselves in an abandoned boxcar in the forest. Later, they meet their kind and wealthy grandfather and go to live with him. The book was adapted for film in 2014. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book as one of its Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children. In 2012 the book was ranked among the all-time Top 100 children's novels in a survey published by School Library Journal.
The too-cool-for-school third book from the #1 New York Times bestselling creator of The Bad Seed and The Good Egg, Jory John. Everyone knows the cool beans. They're sooooo cool. And then there's the uncool has-bean . . . Always on the sidelines, one bean unsuccessfully tries everything he can to fit in with the crowd-until one day the cool beans show him how it's done. With equal measures of humor, wit, and charm, the #1 New York Times bestselling Jory John crafts another incredible story, reminding us that it's cooler to be kind.
New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with a brand-new dark and sexy addition to her top-selling Lords of the Underworld series featuring William, the story her fans have been clamoring for. A merciless prince feared by all... Cursed by a vengeful witch, William of the Dark will die if he ever falls in love-murdered by the woman who steals his heart. His lone shot at redemption is a book filled with indecipherable code. Break the code, break the curse. Now, centuries later, he's condemned to a string of one-night stands...until he finds the only woman in the worlds able to set him free. A rare creature of myth and power... One of the last living unicorn shifters, Sunday Sunny Lane works from the shadows as a cryptanalyst, on the run from assassins and poachers. Then the darkly seductive William abducts her, holding her captive in Hell. The closer they get, the more she hungers for his touch...and the stronger a mystical desire to kill him becomes... Both forever doomed? At war with his brother, Lucifer, and determined to become a king of the underworld at long last, William must resist the irreverent beauty who threatens his future. But every day Sunny tempts him more, his hunger for her unmatched. Will he risk his heart-and his life-or will the curse ensure his end?
It's Simmering Suspense Week at the Castleton Manor literary retreat in Lighthouse Bay, Massachusetts. Librarian Faith Newberry has her hands full with a week of author talks and signings planned. But when the bejeweled guest of honor, reigning queen of romantic suspense Gloria Bauer, clears out her luxurious suite and disappears without a trace, Faith must scramble to keep the manor's other guests-and her cranky boss, Marlene Russell-satisfied with one less author. Charlotte Jaxon, Castleton's owner, thinks Gloria's absence is all a stunt. Didn't Agatha Christie do the same thing decades ago? But when both a ransom note and Gloria's dog, Sir Arfer Conan Doyle, turn up, Faith quickly realizes the danger could be real. In exchange for Gloria's safe return, the kidnapper wants not only the stunning diamond necklace the author stowed away in the manor's safe, he also demands a priceless, one-of-a-kind handmade book from the library's collection. Is it all a public spectacle, or has something royally dreadful happened to the author? Despite Charlotte's wishes, Faith begins to investigate. She can't help but wonder if Charlotte knows more about the kidnapping than she is letting on. After all, publicity for Gloria is also publicity for Castleton Manor. Meanwhile, the remaining authors don't seem all that concerned about Gloria being gone. Without her around, their stars will shine brighter than Gloria's diamonds. And what about the disgruntled fan who seems more than a little obsessed with her favorite author? Any one of them, or the other castle guests, could be behind the plot. To restore Gloria to safety, Faith will need all the help she can get from her best friends, tuxedo cat Watson and the trusty members of the Candle House Book Club. But can they find the interloping perpetrator before Gloria's deposed-permanently?
Home is the place to heal, right? That's what Dillon Michaels is hoping at least as she leaves her disappointing career and nonstarter love life behind to help her grieving and aging grandfather on his small Oregon farm. The only problem? Her eccentric mother beat her there and has taken over Dillon's old room. After a few nights sleeping on a sagging sofa, Dillon is ready to give up, until she receives an unlikely gift-her grandfather's run-down vintage camp trailer, which she quickly resolves to restore with the help of Jordan Atwood, the handsome owner of the local hardware store. But just when things are finally beginning to run smoothly, Dillon's noncommittal ex-boyfriend shows up with roses...and a ring. Full of quirky characters, family drama, and sweet romance, The Happy Camper will have you scouring Craigslist for your own diamond-in-the-rough camper to restore and haunting your local hardware store for a handy guy to help your dreams come true.
From award-winning and highly acclaimed author Court Stevens comes a heart-wrenching story of small towns, rumors, and thirteen missing boys. The Gemini Thief could be anyone. Your father, your mother, your best friend's crazy uncle. Some country music star's deranged sister. Anyone. Someone is stealing Tennessee's boys. Report suspicious behavior. The Gemini Thief is a serial kidnapper, who takes three boys and holds them captive from June 1st to June 30th of the following year. The June Boys endure thirteen months of being stolen, hidden, observed, and fed before they are released, unharmed, by their masked captor. The Thief is a pro, having eluded authorities for nearly a decade and taken at least twelve boys. Now Thea Delacroix has reason to believe the Gemini Thief took a thirteenth victim: her cousin, Aulus McClaghen. But the game changes when one of the kidnapped boys turns up dead. Together with her boyfriend Nick and her best friends, Thea is determined to find the Gemini Thief and the remaining boys before it's too late. Only she's beginning to wonder something sinister, something repulsive, something unbelievable, and yet, not impossible: What if her father is the Gemini Thief?
In 1943, Private Clay Paxton trains hard with the US Army Rangers at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, determined to do his best in the upcoming Allied invasion of France. With his future stolen by his brothers' betrayal, Clay has only one thing to live for-fulfilling the recurring dream of his death. Leah Jones works as a librarian at Camp Forrest, longing to rise above her orphanage upbringing and belong to the community, even as she uses her spare time to search for her real family-the baby sisters she was separated from so long ago. After Clay saves Leah's life from a brutal attack, he saves her virtue with a marriage of convenience. When he ships out to train in England for D-day, their letters bind them together over the distance. But can a love strong enough to overcome death grow between them before Clay's recurring dream comes true?
In this Tenth Anniversary Edition of The Life You Can Save, Peter Singer brings his landmark book up to date. In addition to restating his compelling arguments about how we should respond to extreme poverty, he examines the progress we are making and recounts how the first edition transformed the lives both of readers and the people they helped. Learn how you can be part of the solution, doing good for others while adding fulfillment to your own life. This special audio edition is read by Peter Singer, Kristen Bell, Michael Schur, Paul Simon, Marc Evan Jackson, Natalia Vodianova, Stephen Fry, Nick D'Agosto, Winnie Auma, Shabana Azmi, & Charlie Bresler What's new in the 10th Anniversary Edition of THE LIFE YOU CAN SAVE?-A foreword by Mike Schur, the Creator of the acclaimed NBC show The Good Place-An afterword by Charlie Bresler, Ph.D., The Life You Can Save's Executive Director-A multinational cast of celebrity readers for the audiobook-Updates reflecting progress in the fight to end poverty and the challenges that remain-New case studies that highlight current effective interventions and charities-Calls-to-Action designed to make it as easy as possible for people to act
This book provides a blueprint for a life beyond your wildest dreams. It is a primer for achieving wealth, loaded with the most salient prosperity wisdom of the last hundred years. The content is further enhanced by thoughtful exercises that will aid listeners in their personal-success journeys. Each of the chapters focuses on one of twelve principles-including Dreams, Goals, Taking Action, and Decisions-and includes selections of writings from the world's greatest prosperity teachers, including Napoleon Hill, James Allen, Norman Vincent Peale, Maxwell Maltz, Neville, and many more.
Anne Beddingfeld is always ready for an adventure. So when she witnesses a man wearing a brown suit die at a tube station in London, she searches for clues and finds a mysterious piece of paper nearby. The message it contains leads her on a confounding chase full of secret aliases and codes as she seeks to solve the case and catch the murderer. Featuring an appearance from Secret Service agent Colonel Race, this story from renowned mystery writer Agatha Christie is a true classic that blends adventure and suspense with the detective story.
If you love Jill Shalvis or Susan Mallery, you won't want to miss this newest novel by New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde, about three sisters, one small town, a wedding, and the summer that changes everything. Welcome to Moonglow Cove, Texas, a place where your neighbors know your name and the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico lap lazily against the sands. It's a magical spot, especially in the summertime...Once the town was the home of the Clark sisters-brought up by their grandmother at the Moonglow Inn. Nicknamed The Moonglow Sisters, as children they were inseparable. Then, a wedding-day betrayal tore them apart and they scattered across the globe and away from each other. But the sisters have at last come home... There's Maddie: smart, sensible, and stubborn. Shelley, who ran off to find her bliss. And Gia, a free-spirit determined to keep the peace. It's her impending wedding that keeps them together...but Gia has a secret, and when her sisters find out all heck is going to break lose! The Moonglow Sisters continues Lori Wilde's trademark storytelling to create an unforgettable novel of family, betrayal, love, and second chances.
The Great War is still raging when Francesca Hatton's adored grandfather dies on the family estate in England's isolated Exe Valley. Among his effects, Francesca is stunned to find an unsigned letter cursing the Hattons and their descendants. Then a stranger appears, accusing her grandfather of murder. Was the loving protector Francesca remembers really a vindictive man who cultivated dangerous enemies? At the center of the intrigue is an unusual white stone hidden in a garden where Francesca once played with her five male cousins-all dead now on France's battlefields. According to Hatton's will, the Murder Stone must be dug up, transported to Scotland, and buried forever. But before Francesca can begin the journey, a series of ominous accidents occur. As Francesca sets out to pursue the truth, she also sets herself in the sights of someone determined to exact a revenge too long overdue.
Will the creators of Metamorphosis Online and their infighting ruin the game for everyone? Over Gracie's dead avatar. Others want to learn what is allowing Gracie's team to jump in the ranks, and they're willing to go to great and scuzzy lengths to figure it out. The group has decided to form a guild, but can they hold it together long enough to figure out a team tabard? Can Gracie hold her team together while her personal life is going nowhere? Will she accept her mom's invite to join the family for her sister's engagement? Metamorphosis Online is changing lives...some for the better, some for the worse The only thing Gracie believes in is the power of her family...her digital family. She's learning that the rest of life is just details.
Five years. That's how long Coyote and her dad, Rodeo, have lived on the road in an old school bus, criss-crossing the nation. It's also how long ago Coyote lost her mom and two sisters in a car crash. Coyote hasn't been home in all that time, but when she learns that the park in her old neighborhood is being demolished-the very same park where she, her mom, and her sisters buried a treasured memory box-she devises an elaborate plan to get her dad to drive 3,600 miles back to Washington state in four days...without him realizing it. Along the way, they'll pick up a strange crew of misfit travelers. Lester has a lady love to meet. Salvador and his mom are looking to start over. Val needs a safe place to be herself. And then there's Gladys...Over the course of thousands of miles, Coyote will learn that going home can sometimes be the hardest journey of all...but that with friends by her side, she just might be able to turn her once upon a time into a happily ever after.
The life Olivia Harper always dreamed of isn't so dreamy these days. The 16-hour work days are unfulfilling and so are things with her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when she hears that her estranged mother, Juliet, has been seriously injured in a car accident, Liv has no choice but to pack up her life and head home to beautiful Cape Sanctuary on the Northern California coast. It's just for a few months-that's what Liv keeps telling herself. But the closer she gets to Cape Sanctuary, the painful memories start flooding back: Natalie, her vibrant, passionate older sister who downward-spiraled into addiction. The fights with her mother who enabled her sister at every turn. The overdose that took Natalie, leaving her now-teenaged daughter, Caitlin, an orphan. As Liv tries to balance her own needs with those of her injured mother and an obstinate, resentful fifteen-year-old, it becomes clear that all three Harper women have been keeping heartbreaking secrets from one another. And as those secrets are revealed, Liv, Juliet, and Caitlin will see that it's never too late-or too early-to heal family wounds and find forgiveness.
Glancia is plunged into perilous times, but it's the events in her village that worry Josie more. A terrible fire puts the lives of those she loves at risk and threatens to shatter the uneasy peace. Josie and the captain investigate the cause of the blaze, but powerful enemies try to stop them. As the dangers grow more intense, so do the feelings between Josie and the captain. With nobles circling and plotting, new arrivals in the village cause a stir, for they recognize one of the servants. Those who've lost their memories are suddenly more hopeful of learning about their pasts, but this new discovery only throws up more questions than answers. Answers the captain will do anything to discover.
A typical day at the rehabilitation center turns into a nightmare for Emma Grady when her favorite physical-therapy patient vanishes in front of her, along with several colleagues. Fear turns to chaos as Emma begins the frantic race from Brooklyn to Queens, anxious to discover if her boyfriend is safe. Subways are closed, graves are open, and countless people have inexplicably disappeared. Mayhem erupts as terror grips the residents of New York City. Was this a terrorist attack? An alien abduction? Or has evil been unleashed? What else could make so many vanish in a moment-not just in New York but all over the globe? With so many people missing, Emma wonders if this is the predicted end of the world and begins a desperate search to discover the answers. This unique book takes listeners on a riveting journey from New York City to Israel, and, in the final chapters, into the Bible, where it becomes clear that God has made known the end from the beginning. Through Scripture, listeners come to understand that things aren't spiraling downward but are actually looking up.
Aubrey Gates is the hottest divorce lawyer in Chicago, a barb-tongued stiletto with legs that go on for miles. When her cool gray eyes meet mine across the battlefield, I want her like I've never wanted anyone or anything. Then I remember who she is: the woman who brought me to my knees, the woman who destroyed my faith in relationships, the woman I used to call...wife. And now she needs a favor from me, Grant Lincoln. It seems my ex forgot to mention the demise of our marriage to her dear old Grammy, and now we're both expected to attend her ninetieth birthday party...in Boston. And because it isn't already awkward enough, Aubrey and I are driving there together from Chicago. That's more than a thousand miles of tension, heartbreak, and barely concealed lust. A little piece of paper might say we're over, but this road trip is the true test. I intend to get my wife back...and I won't stop until I do.
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A searing look at the birth of America's space program, and the men and women aviators who set its course. In the 1960s, locked in a heated race to launch the first human into space, the United States selected seven superstar test pilots and former military air fighters to NASA's astronaut class--the Mercury 7. The men endured grueling training and constant media attention for the honor of becoming America's first space heroes. But a group of 13 women--accomplished air racers, test pilots, and flight instructors--were enduring those same astronaut tests in secret, hoping to defy social norms and earn a spot among the stars. With thrilling stories of aviation feats, frustrating tales of the fight against sexism, and historical photos, To Fly Among the Stars recounts an incredible era of US innovation, and the audacious hope of the women who took their fight for spaceflight all the way to Washington, DC.
This wasn't supposed to happen. The gods should have agreed to fight the giants and let Ragnarök run its course and bring about the end of time. For a new world could only rise from the ashes of the old. But because the gods prophesied to die refused to take part, Yggdrasil-the World Tree-was forced to act before the stalemate led to the annihilation of the nine worlds and its very existence. And so I was born. One of the many seeds dispersed by the mighty World Tree, I was teleported through different planes and universes to find a new home where to settle. Eventually, I landed in a strange forest known as the Feverwood. However, this place is nothing like my home world. Here, there are no mighty Vikings or Valkyries, but humans, elves, orcs, and other strange creatures. If I want to flourish and carry on the World Tree's legacy, I will have to grow my roots and expand my branches towards the sky. But if, at first, I rely on the ambient magic to power my growth, as my Mother did before me, I quickly learn that there's a far more efficient way . . .
Beth Brandon has always dreamed of owning a flower shop, but today the bouquets of peonies and bright spring flowers are failing to calm her nerves...because, today, Beth has a life-changing decision to share with her husband. Izzy Vaughan thought she and her husband would stay together forever, but sometime last year, their love began to fade. They both find such joy in their young son Noah-but is he enough to keep them together? Eight years ago, something happened to these two women-something that is about to bring them together in a way no one thought possible...
Everly Wynn As the only daughter in the Wynn family of hockey heroes, I never shared the ice with my brothers-or the approval they got from my father. And that was before the scandal that ruined my life at sixteen. Now that I've put all that behind me and built a successful career, the last thing I need is another hockey player in my life. Especially one like Wyatt Bell. He's an arrogant, fast-living party boy. I hate how he gets by on his good looks and charm. So why can't I get him out of my mind? Wyatt Bell Life is short, and you've got to live it to the fullest. I learned that the hard way. So on the ice, I always play to win, and on the town, fun and flirting are my game. Because it's better to laugh your way through the pain than to let them see you're hurting-but I'll never stop wishing I could find someone to share the real me with. Something about Everly Wynn makes me think she could be the one. But all she sees is a hockey jock hooked on good times. If she didn't take herself so seriously, maybe she would take a chance on being happy.
Grace. We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. Musicians speak of a grace note. We describe an actress as gracious, a dancer as graceful. We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and premeal prayers. We talk as though we know what grace means. But do we really understand it? Have we settled for wimpy grace? It politely occupies a phrase in a hymn, fits nicely on a church sign. Never causes trouble or demands a response. When asked, Do you believe in grace? who could say no? Max Lucado asks a deeper question: Have you been changed by grace? Shaped by grace? Strengthened by grace? Emboldened by grace? Softened by grace? Snatched by the nape of your neck and shaken to your senses by grace? God's grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A white-water, riptide, turn-you-upside-downness about it. Grace comes after you. It rewires you. From insecure to God secure. From regret riddled to better-because-of-it. From afraid to die to ready to fly. Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off.
Many years ago, the magical kingdom of Avalon was left desolate and encased in ice when the evil Snow Queen waged war on the powerful country. Its former citizens are now refugees in a world mostly devoid of magic-which is why the crown prince and his protectors are stuck in...Arizona. Prince Alexei, the sole survivor of the Avalon royal family, is in hiding in a town so lame that magic doesn't even work there. Few know his secret identity, but his friend Tala is one of them. Tala doesn't mind-she has secrets of her own-namely, that she's a spell breaker, someone who negates magic. But hope for their abandoned homeland reignites when a famous creature of legend, and Avalon's most powerful weapon, the Firebird, appears for the first time in decades. Alex and Tala unite with a ragtag group of new friends to journey back to Avalon for a showdown that will change the world as they know it.
Covens. Girl Bands. Ballet troupes. Convents. In all times and places, girls and women have come together in communities of vocation, of necessity, of support. In Witches, Sam George-Allen explores how magic happens wherever women gather. Female farmers change the way we grow our food. Online beauty communities democratize skin-care rituals. And more than any other demographic, it's teen girls that shape our culture. Patriarchal societies have long been content to champion boys' clubs while viewing groups that exclude men as sites of rivalry and suspicion. This deeply personal investigation takes us from our workplaces to our social circles, surveying our heroes, our outcasts, and ourselves in order to dismantle the persistent and pernicious cultural myth of female isolation and competition...once and for all.
Seneca is the complete package. He's smart, sexy, and confident, much to Chevy's annoyance. They've worked with each other for two years, and even though Chevy might secretly find his partner charming and attractive, playful harassment is all they have. Chevy was born with a unique gift that allows him to go into the memories of others. As detective, he uses this ability to find peace for victims who have been hurt or attacked. He delves into their memories and can pick out minute details that will help them put the criminal behind bars. But neither Chevy nor Seneca are prepared when they are asked to go into the mind of a serial killer in hopes of finding survivors. They are even more unprepared for the monsters they find inside the man's mind. Drawn into a memory where it's hard to figure out where the truth exists, they realize that there may be more to the serial killer than they originally thought. The dark world draws the two men together in a way they never dreamed. It will take everything Chevy and Seneca can give to stop the darkness that could consume their minds. As the two are forced to face what is keeping them apart, together they realize that there's more to the mind and heart than either of them know.
Following the 20th anniversary edition of Paul Pope's Heavy Liquid, Image is proud to release Pope's follow-up, 100%, in a newly remastered edition collecting all 5 issues, a gallery of the wraparound covers, unseen art and sketches, and a stunning wraparound cover colored by Yuko Shimizu. Time Magazine listed both Heavy Liquid and 100% among their 100 most important science fiction graphic novels of the decade, and fans and critics alike regard 100% as some of Pope's most emotionally charged and literary work, akin to Los Bros. Hernandez's Love and Rockets and the films of Wong Kar-wai. Set in Heavy Liquid's alternate future New York and the same timeline as hit series Batman Year 100, 100% focuses on the intertwining struggles, hopes, and loves of six characters all working and frequenting the seedy Catshack strip club. Blending the worlds of sex work, MMA fighting, and urban menace, 100% asks-is it possible to find love, safety, and hope in this dystopian American megalopolis?
A-Force is assembled - but for how long? When a massive dragon attacks, She-Hulk, Captain Marvel, Medusa, Dazzler, Nico Minoru and Singularity spring into action! But this dragon is more than she seems and has much bigger plans - including turning one of the team's heaviest hitters against her allies! Will A-Force meet an early end at the hands of one of their own? Or will they be torn apart by the looming Civil War II? For when a predictive vision proclaims that one member is a murderer, Captain Marvel takes action - and a rift is created that sets in motion a chain of devastating events! Plus: A dazzling Thor steals the limelight! The foul-mouthed, gun-toting Elsa Bloodstone will blow you away! And the fate of A-Force may lie in the magical hands of Nico Minoru.
Collects All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #3, 5, 7, 9, 11-12. Catch up with your favorite Guardians as they share the galactic spotlight! Gamora - the most dangerous person in the galaxy - is hiding something. What is her secret quest? Star-Lord sails the galaxy's radio waves, keeping up with the one piece of home he could never leave behind! Discover the reason behind Drax the former Destroyer's vow of peace! Learn what happened to Groot that caused him to revert to a tiny shrub - and why Rocket thinks it's all his fault! Plus: Meet the members of the resurgent Nova Corps as they come into desperate conflict with the shadowy Fraternity of Raptors! And as the Guardians return to Earth in the aftermath of Secret Empire, who will join them as their newest member?
Life after college isn't turning out exactly as Rory and Angela had planned. Rory, recently dumped at the gate of her flight to Australia, needs to find a new life path ASAP. What do you do with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Southeast Asian Spellcraft? Maybe her cute new housemate Guy is the answer she's looking for (spoiler alert: he isn't). Meanwhile, Angela is buckling under the pressure of a high-stakes internship in a cutting-edge cryptopharmocology lab run by Rory's controlling mother, who doesn't know Rory is still in town... and Angela hates keeping secrets. An Embarrassment of Witches is the story of two childhood friends learning how to be adults-and hoping their friendship can survive the change.
Spinning out of Infinity Wars comes an epic space opera! Angela, Thor's half-sister. The hotheaded Valkyrie - and Annabelle Riggs, the human who shares her form. Skurge the Executioner, freshly returned from Hel. Throg, the mighty frog of thunder. Kevin Masterson, the boy who took his father's mace to become the hero Thunderstrike. And the Destroyer, the Asgardian armor built to take down Celestials - its current occupant unknown. A team of murderers, assassins, heroes - and frogs - assembles to save the universe from a weapon even Thor himself would fear to fight! Thanos' deadly granddaughter, Nebula, is out to rule the galaxy - and not even the dead will stand in her way! Allied uneasily with Loki and targeted by the Nova Corps, can the Asgardians possibly triumph over Nebula's armada?
The Asgardians of the Galaxy join the War of the Realms! Loki promised Angela a gift in exchange for her help against Nebula - and the debt is coming due! But what does that have to do with Yondu Udonta and his new Ravagers? Simmering intrigue comes to a head as the team enters the orbit of Ego the Living Planet! But if Ego is this angry, what will its moon do?! Then, Malekith's invasion of Midgard has begun - and with Thor missing, Odin injured and Freyja about to embark on a mission of her own, Valkyrie must stand alone against the onslaught! But her fate is intertwined with another. What of Annabelle Riggs, the mortal who shares the body of a god? Plus: the battle you've been waiting for - Angela vs. the Queen of Heven!
Caught in the crossfire, Earth has become the staging ground for a conflict of star-spanning proportions! For those eternal intergalactic enemies, the merciless Kree and the shape-changing Skrulls, have gone to war, and our planet is situated on the front lines! Can Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers, bring about an end to the fighting before humanity becomes a casualty of war?
Looking for answers? Get your Atlas! The spy. The spaceman. The goddess. The robot. The gorilla. During the late 1950s, the U.S. government allowed FBI Special Agent Jimmy Woo to forge a team of unlikely heroes. Together, they stormed the fortress of a criminal mastermind to rescue President Eisenhower - but the group disbanded soon after. Now, almost 50 years later, an unauthorized S.H.I.E.L.D. mission goes down in flames - and from the ashes arise forces from the Golden Age of Marvel! It started in 1947 when the Sub-Mariner's cousin hit the printed page, and it finishes up here as yesterday's heroes make tomorrow safe from one of history's horrors!
Baby: A Soppy Story focuses on the small, everyday moments of parenthood. From dreaming about the future baby and making plans, to actually being there with a real baby and bumbling through each precious day. From a #1 New York Times best-selling graphic novelist comes Baby, a collection of all new comics and illustrations about the small, intimate moments of a couple expecting their first baby. In this sequel to Soppy: A Love Story, the couple experience many heartwarming moments, as well as challenges, while planning to have a baby, going through pregnancy, childbirth, and caring for a newborn.
The award-winning creative team of 100 Bullets puts its stamp on the Dark Knight! A dead girl's body is found in a Gotham City landfill, and the discovery sends Batman on a journey that pits him against The Joker, Killer Croc, and more! Gotham is a city of shadows, as twisted and dangerous as the monsters and maniacs who haunt it. As he pursues a murderer down a path that leads to some of his greatest enemies, can even the Dark Knight Detective withstand the city's psychological horrors?
One of the secrets of a great marriage is laughing together. Couples don't need to choose between work and play, duty and fun, laughter and responsibility. This book will help couples learn how to use fun, humor, and laughter to lighten the load of everyday life, reduce stress, and grow closer together.
Collecting the Eisner Award-nominated series in Deluxe Edition format! Batman: White Knight follows the transformation of The Joker into a sane citizen of Gotham City known as Jack Napier. After reconciling with his long-suffering partner, Harley Quinn, he sets in motion a carefully plotted campaign to discredit the one person whom he views as Gotham City's true enemy: Batman. Napier's crusade exposes a decades-long history of corruption within the Gotham City Police Department and transforms him into a city councilman and civic hero. But when the sins of his past return to threaten everything that he has accomplished, the distinctions between savior and destroyer begin to break down for both The Joker and Batman alike-and with them, any hope for Gotham's future.
Brand New Story: Peak Shape! Betty and Veronica decide to take up trail running-but will the mountainside provide to be too much wilderness for Veronica to handle?
This latest Big Nate installment by bestselling author Lincoln Peirce will take readers on a hilarious, romantic, rock-and-roll adventure! Nate Wright is born to be wild! And when Enslave the Mollusk is invited to play at the P.S. 38 annual open house, he and his bandmates are on the stairway to heaven. While the kids rock, the school year rolls on. Mrs. Godfrey is back in black, Gina thinks she's hot stuff, and Coach John is dazed and confused. The good news: Nate's finally reunited with Trudy, his summer crush. But when he finds out she's a-gulp-seventh grader, will Nate lose that lovin' feeling? Middle school is a long, strange trip, and this new collection of riotous Big Nate comics just might Blow The Roof Off!
Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, Misty Knight and Manifold band together to take on a dangerous wave of street-level threats in a new series by co-writers Ta-Nehisi Coates (New York Times best-selling author of Between the World and Me and Marvel's Black Panther) and Yona Harvey (Black Panther: World of Wakanda), and legendary artist Butch Guice! The death of a Harlem activist kicks off a mystery that will reveal surprising new secrets about the Marvel Universe's past - and set the stage for a huge story in the near future! Fear, hate and violence loom, but don't worry, The Crew's got this: They are the streets.
Also collects Tales Of Suspense #52, Amazing Spider-Man (1962) #86, and Daredevil (1962) #81. She started as a super-spy and ended up a super-star! After failed endeavors with the Crimson Dynamo, Natasha Romanova ditches her fishnets for a black bodysuit and a solo crime-fighting career against gangsters and terrorists, in rare stories not reprinted in decades! Goliath, formerly the archer known as Hawkeye, wants them to be a costumed couple, but an android matchmaker has other ideas when he manipulates the Black Widow into rescuing Daredevil, the better to use them both! Guest-starring Spider-Man!
Buffy Summers-the Slayer, the Chosen One meant to save the world from the literal evil forces of hell-must save her friend Xander before he dies...and returns as a vampire. Collects Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5-8.
After a century of peace, the people of Transylvania faced the return of the evil called Dracula! Can the long-dormant powers of the Belmont bloodline rise up to defeat the Vampire Lord? Will Christopher Belmont embrace his destiny and save his new bride from eternal damnation or will Dracula, at last, triumph over humanity? Based on the smash-hit Konami videogame series.
Snowcapped pines and glittery dusted sidewalks adorn tranquil Heartsford, Wisconsin, while residents cuddle beneath heirloom quilts in front of cozy wood fires. But come the next day, the below-zero temperatures won't keep the locals away from Heartsford's annual Fire & Ice event. To boost customer traffic at Community Craft's one-night-only sale, Samantha Sammy Kane persuades a few of the craftspeople who sell their wares at the store to participate in a live mannequin window display contest. Local quilter Wanda Wadsworth emerges as a favorite to win the contest, as she manages to not move a muscle for an unusual amount of time. Onlookers outside the window try everything to get her to crack-tapping on the glass and making funny faces-but nothing disrupts Wanda's stillness. When the eagle-eyed spectators realize Wanda isn't breathing, a blanket of grief and fear descends upon the wintry town. Detective Liam Nash can't seem to piece the clues together. Fortunately, Sammy's cousin Heidi and her sister Ellie are on hand to reconvene their detective team, S.H.E. They set out to solve Wanda's untimely death before the case grows as icy as a sub-zero Wisconsin winter. But they are all too aware that the killer is too close for comfort.
Also collects Punisher (1987) #64. Earth's impossible-tackling super-team has entered the game - and that means it's time for Ultimate fighting! But when Captain Marvel, Black Panther and the rest of the Ultimate's discover the Contest of Champions, they don't take kindly to it! Is this the end of Maestro's dream of power? Or the start of a whole new level of crazy? Crazy sounds right when the Symbioids join the battle. They're half Venom, half Void - and all deadly! Then, what do you get when you cross Contest Of Champions with the original Civil War? Fights! Lots and lots of fights! Because a new team is coming - and they are very pro-registration! Their next mission: exterminate the renegade champions scattered across Battleworld! When Maestro and Iron Patriot share the same stage, which megalomaniac will reign supreme? Plus: the classic first appearance of Contest Of Champions contestant Nigel Higgins - a.k.a. Outlaw, the British Punisher!
The dress sewn by seamstress Nathalia for the titular The Snow Queen is stunning. She really outdid herself for the performance. But the signature dress disappears overnight! The whole Dance Class is on edge and blames Carla for the mysterious disappearance. She will do anything to find that dress and prove her innocence. With many false leads, and without the help of her friends Julie, Alia, and Lucie, who are busy rehearsing for the upcoming ballet recital, Carla must be the Snow Queen AND the Detective Queen to save the show.
Julie, Lucy, and Alia are best friends and share the same passion: dance. Piling on the classes, they're training hard to get into the National Ballet Competition in Paris. One main rival is right in their very school: archenemy Carla. These three will have to balance competition, new boyfriends, and classes without letting things get out of hand.
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What is it like to learn that your ordinary, loving father is a serial killer? Kerri Rawson, the daughter of the notorious serial killer known as BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill), tells the nightmarish story of that discovery and of her long journey of faith and healing. In 2005, Dennis Rader confessed without remorse to the murders of ten people, including two children-acts that destroyed seven families and wrecked countless lives in the process. As the town of Wichita, Kansas, celebrated the end of a thirty-one-year nightmare, another was just beginning for his daughter, Kerri Rawson. Suffering from unexplainable night terrors for much of her childhood and young adult years, Kerri was unaware of her father's crimes until the FBI knocked on her apartment door, plunging Kerri into a black hole of horror and disbelief. Her dad had been leading a double life. The same man who had been a loving father, devoted husband, church president, Boy Scout leader, and public servant had been using his family as a cover for his heinous crimes since before she was born. Telling her story with candor and courage, Kerri writes for all who carry unhealed wounds and who struggle to protect themselves and their families from the crippling effects of violence, betrayal, anger, and loss. A Serial Killer's Daughter is an intimate and honest exploration of life with one of America's most notorious serial killers. For anyone grappling with how to forgive the unforgivable, rebuild lives in the shadow of death, and hold on to sanity in the midst of madness, Kerri's story will shock, astound, and ultimately encourage.
Alibi Island is a legendary paradise hidden away deep in international waters. The only law is money. Sex, drugs, murder. You've got to pay to play, but it's all fair game if you're rich enough. On Alibi Island, the rich and famous are kings. Back in America they're just rich - they're surrounded by the cult of celebrity their wealth brings, but they can never be themselves. They can never indulge in their darkest desires and let the beast that is their true nature out. The place is legendary. Few ever get the black and gold card inviting them to indulge, and fewer still can afford the stay. But there is a dark side to paradise. The island is the hub of a human trafficking operation that sees children stolen from their families in India and Asia, and even familiar faces from milk cartons in the United States. Every taste and perversion needs to be catered to on the Island. And when the young sex slaves are finally broken and used up, they become fair game in a murderous hunt where, with nowhere to go, they are forced to run for their lives. Alibi Island is a lucrative business. What happens on the island stays on the island. That's the promise. But it is a lie. Everything that happens is recorded. All of that footage becomes blackmail material down the line, as the islands secret power brokers look to cement their stranglehold on power. And when a Senator's daughter's disappearance is linked to the island, all of its darkest secrets are at risk ...
Part memoir, part feminist manifesto, this narrative shows what incredible feats we are capable of and will encourage people, especially women, across all backgrounds and ages to find the courage and strength to live the life they've imagined. This 148-day journey began on Darcy Gaechter's thirty-fifth birthday. She sold her successful outdoor adventure business, upsetting her partner and boyfriend of twelve years and getting them both fired in the process. The emotional waters that would fester and erupt on the ensuing journey were often more challenging to navigate than the mighty river itself. With blistering lips and irradiated fingernails, Darcy would tackle raging Class Five whitewater for twenty-five days straight, barely surviving a dynamite-filled canyon being prepared for a new hydroelectric plant. She and her two companions would encounter illegal loggers, narco-traffickers, murderous Shining Path rebels, and ruthless poachers in the black-market trade in endangered species. They would plead for mercy at the hands of the murderous Ashaninka people who were convinced that they had come to steal their children's organs. In a desperate attempt meant to give her some pretense of control, Darcy even cut off all her hair before entering Peru's notoriously dangerous Red Zone in hopes of passing for a boy and being seen as less of a target. At once a heart-pounding adventure and a celebration of pushing personal limits, Amazon Woman speaks to all of us feeling trapped by our desk-bound, online society. This a story of finding the courage and strength to challenge nature, cultures, social norms, and oneself.
A shortlisted finalist for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the ALA 2019 Reading List for Science Fiction In September 1981, Polly and Frank arrive at the time travel terminal at Houston Intercontinental Airport. One will travel, and one will stay. America is in the grip of a deadly flu pandemic. Frank has caught the virus and Polly will do whatever it takes to save him, even if it means risking everything. So she agrees to a radical plan-time travel has been invented in the future to thwart the virus. If she signs up for a one-way-trip into the future to work as a bonded laborer, the company will pay for the life-saving treatment Frank needs. Polly promises to meet Frank again in Galveston, Texas, where she will arrive in twelve years. But when Polly is re-routed an extra five years into the future, Frank is nowhere to be found. Alone in a changed and divided America, with no status and no money, Polly must navigate a new life and find a way to locate Frank, to discover if he is alive, and if their love has endured. Lim's enthralling novel succeeds on every level: as a love story, an imaginative thriller, and a dystopian narrative (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
At the Wolf's Table is a moving audiobook based on the untold true story of the women conscripted to be Hitler's food tasters, from internationally bestselling author Rosella Postorino.They called it the Wolfsschanze, the Wolf's Lair. 'Wolf' was his nickname. As hapless as Little Red Riding Hood, I had ended up in his belly. A legion of hunters was out looking for him, and to get him in their grips they would gladly slay me as well. Germany, 1943: Twenty-six-year-old Rosa Sauer's parents are gone, and her husband Gregor is far away, fighting on the front lines of WWII. Impoverished and alone, she makes the fateful decision to leave war-torn Berlin to live with her in-laws in the countryside, thinking she'll find refuge there. But one morning, the SS come to tell her she has been conscripted to be one of Hitler's tasters: three times a day, she and nine other women go to his secret headquarters, the Wolf's Lair, to eat his meals before he does. Forced to eat what might kill them, the tasters begin to divide into The Fanatics, those loyal to Hitler, and the women like Rosa who insist they aren't Nazis, even as they risk their lives every day for Hitler's. As secrets and resentments grow, this unlikely sisterhood reaches its own dramatic climax. What's more, one of Rosa's SS guards has become dangerously familiar, and the war is worsening outside. As the months pass, it becomes increasingly clear that Rosa and everyone she knows are on the wrong side of history.
Conryu's life was supposed to be peaceful after the fall of Morgana. Two months living on the floating island and working on bikes have been among the best of his life. But that all changes when Jemma St. Simmons, Director of the Ministry of Magic in London, contacts him looking for help. Conryu is forced once more to get involved in a dangerous magical situation. Now faced with an enemy that negates his greatest strength, can Conryu find a way to defeat a long-forgotten foe before it's too late?
Billy Winston's family is going to see him happy and in love if it's the last thing they do. No one deserves a happily-ever-after quite as much as the second oldest Winston brother and his lady love, Claire McClure (aka Scarlet St. Claire). Cruelty and circumstance tore them apart almost twenty years ago. Secrecy and bitterness kept them separated. But you know who's tired of their separation and stubbornness? Everyone. Especially Billy Winston's family. And now they're going to do something about it. Well-meaning interference means the star-crossed lovers can't stop tripping over each other in the hills of Tuscany, the catacombs of Rome, and the waterways of Venice. Billy and Claire find themselves thrown together and at the mercy of the Winston siblings' shenanigans. But will their forced proximity bring them together? Or push them even further apart? This second-chance romance brings back the entire Winston gang, playing cupid in one last story of love, hi-jinks, and family collusion.
If he hates her so much, why does he keep looking at her like that? From the New York Times Bestselling Author Penny Reid There are three things you need to know about Ashley Winston: 1) She has six brothers and they all have beards, 2) She is a reader, and 3) She knows how to knit. Former beauty queen, Ashley Winston's preferred coping strategy is escapism. She escaped her Tennessee small town, loathsome father, and six brothers eight years ago. Now she escapes life daily via her one-click addiction. However, when a family tragedy forces her to return home, Ashley can't escape the notice of Drew Runous- local Game Warden, bear wrestler, philosopher, and everyone's favorite guy. Drew's irksome philosophizing in particular makes Ashley want to run for the skyscrapers, especially since he can't seem to keep his exasperating opinions- or his soulful poetry, steadfast support, and delightful hands- to himself. Pretty soon the girl who wanted nothing more than the escape of the big city finds she's lost her heart in small town Tennessee. Beauty and the Mustache is book #4 in the Knitting in the City series, and book #0. 5 in the Winston Brothers series. Each book is a standalone, full length (110k words), contemporary romantic comedy novel, and follows the misadventures and exploits of seven friends in Chicago, all members of the same knitting group.
Wes Sinclair is a notorious heart-breaker, a hot as sin bad boy with a panty-dropping smile no woman can resist. Except for his best friend's little sister and business adversary, Natalie Prescott, who seems immune to his flirtatious charms. While she's become a permanent fixture in his dirtiest, most scandalous fantasies, she wants nothing to do with him, or his seductive promises. Challenge accepted. His goal? To bring her to her knees, make her beg, and show her just how good being bad can be.
Princess. That's what the club calls me. I'm not frilly, into pink, or expect a man to woo me with chocolates and flowers. I don't need candlelit dinners and long walks on the beach. I'm not the girl you take home to your parents. I like wild, fun, and good times. I'm the kind of girl you put on the back of your bike and ride through the night . . . in more ways than one. I like the wind in my hair and the open road before me. I was born a biker princess and I'll be one until the day I die. The man in my life can try to tame me, but he'll have one hell of a fight on his hands. Though if he wins, he'll get the ultimate prize . . . all of me. Devoted. His old lady through thick and thin. So when I opened my store, aptly named Biker Babe, I didn't expect to have the biggest, sexiest, most jaw-dropping man walk in and set my world on fire. I wanted him instantly. Only problem, my father is the president of the Hero's Pride MC, and Taggart 'Rex' Crawford is his new Vice President. Our Pride likes to live wild and ride free but everyone knows the president's daughter is off limits. Contains mature themes.
Twin sisters Bibike and Ariyike are enjoying a relatively comfortable life in Lagos in 1996. Then their mother loses her job due to political strife, and the family, facing poverty, is drawn into the New Church, an institution led by a charismatic pastor who is not shy about worshipping earthly wealth. Soon Bibike and Ariyike's father wagers the family home on a sure bet that evaporates like smoke. As their parents' marriage collapses in the aftermath of this gamble, the twin sisters and their two younger siblings Andrew and Peter are thrust into the reluctant care of their traditional Yoruba grandmother. Inseparable while they had their parents to care for them, the twins' paths diverge once the household shatters. Each girl is left to locate, guard, and hone her own fragile source of power. Written with astonishing intimacy and wry attention to the fickleness of fate, Tola Rotimi Abraham's Black Sunday takes us into the chaotic heart of family life, tracing a line from the euphoria of kinship to the devastation of estrangement. In the process, it joyfully tells a tale of grace and connection in the midst of daily oppression and the constant incursions of unremitting patriarchy. This is a novel about two young women slowly finding, over twenty years, in a place rife with hypocrisy but also endless life and love, their own distinct methods of resistance and paths to independence.
Meet Cheryl Cooper, who left a banking job in Columbus, Ohio, to run a gift shop, the Swiss Miss, in Sugarcreek, while her aunt Mitzi fulfills an overseas missionary call. Cheryl is just getting over a bad breakup with her longtime fiancé and is looking forward to the slower pace among the Amish community. But as she explores a neighboring corn maze, she overhears a man's menacing voice making serious threats.
Charlie Harris has sworn off investigating murder and mayhem after a recent close call. Instead, he's delighted to cheer on his daughter, Laura, who's starring in a production of Careless Whispers. The theater department at Athena College is debuting the play written by a fledgling playwright with local connections and Charlie's son-in-law, Frank Salisbury, will be calling the directorial shots. Laura is upset to learn that Luke Lombardi, an overbearing actor she knew from her time in Hollywood will also be taking part in the production as a guest artist. Lombardi arrives with an entourage in tow and promptly proceeds to annoy everyone involved with the production. When he collapses and dies on stage, after drinking from a glass Laura handed him, she becomes the chief suspect in his murder. Charlie knows his daughter is innocent, and he's not going to let anyone railroad his little girl. So, despite his intentions to put his amateur sleuthing days behind him, Charlie has to take center stage, and with Diesel's help, shine a spotlight on the real killer.
How much adventuring in the Nether can you take? After good-natured, adventure loving friend Steve takes a crack at Alex about not getting out enough, the strong willed girl decides to go on an adventure of her own. Like it or not, she will have to pay a visit to the creepy caverns of the Nether in order to track down diamonds for herself and iron ore for Steve. Things don't unravel as she hoped they would though. It turns out that Nether crawling might not be the best adventure for her to tackle on her own. After getting stung by a poisonous spider, Alex is ultimately rescued by Steve who nurses her back to health. Meanwhile, after crawling through the village at night, she discovers that Steve has been redecorating the place to prepare for a party he is planning to celebrate his birthday coming up in a week. As if one adventure isn't enough, Alex decides to take another trek, this time in search of a present for Steve in a nearby jungle biome. The only problem is, she doesn't know where the jungle biome is. She is dismayed when she realizes she has to return to the Nether again. Will Alex make her way out safely? Will she get back in time for Steve's party, or at all? Who will she encounter in the Nether? Only time will tell when you listen to Cavern Crawl.....A kind-hearted tale about the bond of friendship and pushing yourself to the limit, Cavern Crawl will have your little one cheering for the protagonists when they are not on the edge of their seat. This unapologetically positive story teaches important lessons, and is sure to capture the attention of children who love Minecraft.
The average Christian in America does not know what his own religion teaches, nor does he care. He may call himself Christian, but he lives his life exactly as he wishes, making no attempt to conform his conduct to the commands and tenets of his religion. Daily Wire writer Matt Walsh confronts his fellow Christians in this bold, clear-eyed book that serves as an urgent reminder of Matthew 7:13 - For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.
An undercover guardian is on the case in this classic thriller by bestselling author Lynette Eason Days before Christmas, CIA agent Amber Starke is on the run with her murdered best friend's special-needs son. And they're next on his criminal father's hit list. Amber failed her undercover mission to bring down her friend's husband for his crimes, but she won't fail to protect her friend's son. Now that the killer knows she's not just a nanny but an agent, she must rely on her childhood crush, Deputy Lance Goode. The handsome lawman was burned in love by his first wife, who was killed while evading the law. But he'll do everything he can to help Amber, except offer his heart.
Rule One: Anything Can Happen Daisy Cooper's life has been pretty uneventful-until the moment it suddenly ends. Unfortunately, her death is-literally-an accident: Daisy wasn't meant to die for another fifty years. One terrible, embarrassing clerical error is behind it, and Death himself is to blame. As Daisy battles against her new reality, she starts to realize that letting go isn't just a challenge faced by those left behind. And while she learns how to survive this impossible time, friendship, hope and even love begin to come alive in the most unexpected ways. Dripping with heart and humor, Daisy Cooper's Rules for Living is a fresh and modern take on loss, love and friendship. It is a joyful story about our own humanity and a poignant reminder of what it truly means to live.
Once I was a fae princess with sea-magic at my fingertips. Now? I'm a hunted supernatural in a squalid shop, stripped of my power. My only comforts are stale cookies, Elvis records, and my hula-hoop. Then a lethally sexy fae king arrives and rips even those away. After the brutal king throws me in prison, I strike a bargain with him: my freedom in exchange for helping him find a magic blade. What Lyr doesn't know is that the blade might restore my stolen magic. But as we journey, the gorgeous jerk starts to make me feel things I've never felt. When Lyr touches me, desire ignites. I see raging passion in his eyes too. If I give in, I risk losing my chance at reclaiming my power...and, even worse, I could be forfeiting my life.
In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty, murder occurs at the feet of sweet Molly Malone . . . Ferrying tourists around Dublin for the Leprechaun Limo Service makes quite a change after years in the military. Still, Megan Malone is enjoying her life in Ireland. She likes the scenery, the easy pace, the quirky, quick-witted locals. Everything-except having one of her clients drop dead at the statue of fabled fishmonger, Molly Malone. Most restaurant critics notch up their share of enemies. Elizabeth Darr, however, was a well-loved international star. She and her husband, Simon, had just had dinner when Elizabeth collapsed, and spoiled seafood is the first suspect. The restaurant's owner, worried her business is doomed, begs Megan to look into it. Between her irate boss and a handsome Garda who's both amused and annoyed by her persistence, Megan has her hands full even before she's cajoled into taking care of two adorable Jack Russell puppies (which she is almost definitely not keeping). But if cockles and mussels aren't to blame, can Megan find the real culprit . . . before another fishy death occurs?
Smith Ramsey knows all about hard knocks. So when his newest client gets dumped by her boyfriend, he gets her an apartment in his complex. He tries to steer clear of her, having enough troubles of his own. He's got estranged brothers to deal with on top of learning his mother wasn't his mother. But he can't forget pretty Erin Briggs. And soon he's addicted to more than her cookies... Erin thought she'd been in love, but now independent and looking at life through clear eyes, she realizes what she felt for her ex in no way compares to what she's feeling for the tough ex-Marine who picked her up when she was down. Actions speak louder than words. Smith's kindness and gentle core lay buried under old hurts. But can he forgive and forget the past to make a future with Erin? And is she making a mistake by trusting in love for the wrong man all over again?
Breaking hearts is what wild and rebellious Mason Kincaid does best. Hit it and quit it is his motto, and with his bad-boy reputation and tattoos, he doesn't lack for female companionship. Until one hot night with the one woman he swore he'd never touch becomes an all-consuming addiction he can't kick. Katrina Sands has been his best friend for years, but now that he knows what she feels like, and tastes like, there is no going back to being just friends. Hot, dirty sex has never felt so good...or so right.
After a lifetime of lies, deceit and betrayal, Jackson Stone isn't a man who trusts easily-with women being at the top of the list. Now he's all about control in every aspect of his life. Especially between the sheets. Hot, mutual pleasure with a woman? No problem, as long as he's in charge. But there's something different about sexy bartender Tara Kent that he finds irresistible, in bed and out. Something that has him willing to compromise his principles and bend his rules. Let the sinning begin.
Divya Sharma is a queen. Or she is when she's playing Reclaim the Sun, the years hottest online game. Divya-better known as popular streaming gamer D1V-regularly leads her #AngstArmada on quests through the game's vast and gorgeous virtual universe. But for Divya, this is more than just a game. Out in the real world, she's trading her rising-star status for sponsorships to help her struggling single mom pay the rent. Gaming is basically Aaron Jericho's entire life. Much to his mother's frustration, Aaron has zero interest in becoming a doctor like her, and spends his free time writing games for a local developer. At least he can escape into Reclaim the Sun-and with a trillion worlds to explore, disappearing should be easy. But to his surprise, he somehow ends up on the same remote planet as celebrity gamer D1V. At home, Divya and Aaron grapple with their problems alone, but in the game, they have each other to face infinite new worlds...and the growing legion of trolls populating them. Soon the virtual harassment seeps into reality when a group called the Vox Populi begin launching real-world doxxing campaigns, threatening Aaron's dreams and Divya's actual life. The online trolls think they can drive her out of the game, but everything and everyone Divya cares about is on the line... And she isn't going down without a fight.
Hunches, horse races, and heartbreak Ten years after Simone Payton broke his heart, all Roscoe Winston wants is a doughnut. He'd also like to forget her entirely, but that's never going to happen. Roscoe Winston remembers everything-every look, every word, every single unrequited second-and the last thing he needs is another memory of Simone. Unfortunately, after one chance encounter, Simone keeps popping up everywhere he happens to be . . . Ten years after Roscoe Winston dropped out of her life, all Simone Payton wants is to exploit him. She'd also like some answers from her former best friend about why he ghosted her, but if she never gets those answers, that's a-okay. Simone let go of the past a long time ago. Seriously, she has. She totally, totally has. She is definitely not still thinking about Roscoe. Nope. She's more than happy to forget he exists. But first, she needs just one teeny-tiny favor . . .
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From the hugely talented author of Before She Knew Him comes a chilling tale of psychological suspense and an homage to the thriller genre tailor-made for fans: the story of a bookseller who finds himself at the center of an FBI investigation because a very clever killer has started using his list of fiction's most ingenious murders. Years ago, bookseller and mystery aficionado Malcolm Kershaw compiled a list of the genre's most unsolvable murders, those that are almost impossible to crack-which he titled Eight Perfect Murders-chosen from among the best of the best including Agatha Christie's A. B. C. Murders, Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train, and Ira Levin's Death Trap. But no one is more surprised than Mal, now the owner of the Old Devils Bookshop in Boston, when an FBI agent comes knocking on his door one snowy day in February. She's looking for information about a series of unsolved murders that look eerily similar to the killings on Mal's old list. And the FBI agent isn't the only one interested in this bookseller who spends almost every night at home reading. There is killer is out there, watching his every move-a diabolical threat who knows way too much about Mal's personal history, especially the secrets he's never told anyone, even his recently deceased wife. To protect himself, Mal begins looking into possible suspects . . . and sees a killer in everyone around him. But Mal doesn't count on the investigation leaving a trail of death in its wake. Suddenly, a series of shocking twists leaves more victims dead-and the noose around Mal's neck grows so tight he might never escape.
This popular and bestselling book from a renowned Franciscan challenges people to move beyond the comfort of a settled life toward an understanding of themselves that is rooted in their connection to God. Only when they rest in God can they find the certainty and the freedom to become all that they can be. Contemplation has its place at the heart of Christianity, a place that allows people to experience how everything belongs.
Meet Martin Dobbs. He's a hot-tempered, foul-mouthed former mercenary and gun-for-hire who's just been forced out of retirement-with both funny and violent results. Dead Eyes is equal parts Unforgiven, The Equalizer, and Robin Hood, from two of comics' most irreverent creators: writer Gerry Duggan (Deadpool) and artist John McCrea (Hitman)!