All her life, Lily has been told to “loosen up” and “live a little,” but she likes her life the way it is: neat, tidy and logical. Sure, she can’t tell a lie without getting queasy and she’s picky about whom she goes to bed with, but she’s not repressed. She’s controlled.
Until she meets Sebastian.
With Sebastian, she feels like a different person, and she finds herself doing things she never thought she would. Plus, she can’t seem to stay away from the guy – and every time she’s near him, she wants to … well, she just wants to.
There’s something about him. Something not quite…human.
But when events take a dark and frightening turn, will Lily figure out the secret to his out-of-this-world appeal … and if she does, what will she do about it?
All seems quiet in Little Hamilton. Pattie is making a success of her Feline Retirement Home, as well as her new Veterinary practice. Thankfully there’s not a crime in sight for the consulting detective to solve.
That is, until Matthew Conrad, the village’s local entrepreneur and global media mogul, receives death threats just days before the launch of his new TV series. Worse, the letters seem to come from somebody in Little Hamilton. In a very small community, the chance that Pattie knows the suspect is high, putting her at greater risk than ever.
But what ancient secrets is Conrad’s countryside cottage hiding? What is the curse of the golden lion? And at what point should Pattie stop getting involved in the complex, mysterious affairs of others and concentrate on her own desires…?
Evolve or die.
Nothing could prepare Tabitha Jones for the dead infested world she woke up to.
Robbed of her loved ones and altered by the venom of an alien species, she’s forced to leave her old life behind and survive the ruins of Earth. Pursued relentlessly by monstrous swarms and desperate survivors, she faces a changing world and her own ever-evolving abilities as she searches for the remnants of civilisation.
But as humanity turns on her, and the alien threat hunts their hybrid creation ever more obsessively, Tabitha realises that there’s only one side left to fight for – her own.
Mastering her new electrical nature, she learns to control a devastating alien weapon – and begins to carve her own path in a violent overgrown world. Where that path will lead her though, not even she can know…
7 Secrets how not to look old: Ways to look younger and how to stop doing things that make you older
Do you have wrinkles and fine lines on your face? Does your body feel like it is out of strength? Do you feel like aging at an alarming rate? Would you like to learn how to feel and look younger than your age? Don’t worry then. All your problems are addressed right here in this book.
With 7 Secrets of How Not to Look Old seven different ways are revealed that are helpful in making you feel like a young person and appear like one and seven different things that you must avoid to stay young for a long period of time.
- Impact of exercise on your aging process
- Which foods to eat and which ones to avoid
- Sleeping patterns and sleeping stages
- How fruits and vegetables are helpful in your fight against aging
- Why periodic medical checkups are necessary
- How to select your skin care products
- The effect of your mental behavior on your aging process
In 1855, Walt Whitman published — at his own expense — the first edition of Leaves of Grass, a visionary volume of twelve poems. Showing the influence of a uniquely American form of mysticism known as Transcendentalism, which eschewed the general society and culture of the time, the writing is distinguished by an explosively innovative free verse style and previously unmentionable subject matter. Exalting nature, celebrating the human body, and praising the senses and sexual love, the monumental work was condemned as “immoral.” Whitman continued evolving Leaves of Grass despite the controversy, growing his influential work decades after its first appearance by adding new poems with each new printing.
Eat Chocolate and Lose Weight
Our Parents Were Wrong About Chocolate! Chocolate Isn’t Junk Food!
A single piece of chocolate can boost your energy and make you happy. Did you know you can also get healthier by eating chocolate?
Hello, chocolate lovers. My name is Jennifer Stone and I am a CHOCOLATE LOVER. I still remember the time when I was punished for eating too much chocolate, but I never gave up believing that chocolate isn’t evil.
I wanted to share with you about the:
-History of chocolate
-Pros and cons about chocolate
-Rules about chocolate diet
-Meal ideas to go with chocolate diet
For the world’s most brilliant criminologist, every mystery has a solution.
His name is Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, but to the newspapers he is known as “The Thinking Machine.” Slender, stooped, his appearance dominated by his large forehead and perpetual squint, Van Dusen spends his days in the laboratory and his nights puzzling over the details of extraordinary crimes. What seems beyond comprehension to the police is mere amusement to the professor. All things that start must go somewhere, he firmly believes, and with the application of logic, all problems can be solved.
Whether unraveling a perfect murder, investigating a case of corporate espionage, or reasoning his way out of an inescapable prison cell, Van Dusen lets no detail elude his brilliant mind. In this highly entertaining collection, featuring many of the stories that made The Thinking Machine a national sensation, ingenious criminals and ruthless villains are no match for an egghead scientist.
Travel writer Julia Sullivan lives life in fast-forward. She jet sets to Europe and the Caribbean with barely a moment to blink or sleep. But too many mishaps and missed deadlines have Julia on the verge of being fired.
With a stern warning, and unemployment looming, she’s offered one last chance to rescue her career. Julia embarks on an unlikely journey to the ‘Heart of Dixie’—Eufaula, Alabama—home to magnificent mansions, sweet tea, and the annual Pilgrimage.
Julia arrives, soon charmed by the lovely city and her handsome host, but her stay is marred by a shocking discovery. Can Julia’s story save her career, Eufaula, and the annual Pilgrimage?
Princess, Southern belle, and spoiled-rotten social climber Searcy Roberts swore on a stack of Bibles she’d never return home to Fairhope, Alabama. After marrying her high school sweetheart and moving to Atlanta, Searcy embraces big-city life—Carrie Bradshaw style.
But now, Searcy has a teeny, tiny problem. Her husband’s had a mid-life crisis. He’s quit his job, cancelled her credit cards, and left her for another man.
Searcy returns to Fairhope, ready to lick her wounds. But when her mother falls ill, she’s thrust into managing the family business—only to discover the beloved bakery is in danger of closing its doors forever.
Enlisting the help of the adorable bike store owner next door, an array of well-heeled customers, and her soon-to-be ex-husband, Searcy hatches the plan of the century to save Pie Girls.
The bestselling author of A Rose for the Crown and Daughter of York takes a young woman that history noticed only once and sets her on a quest for the truth about the murder of two boys and a man who claims to be king.
All that history knows of Grace Plantagenet is that she was an illegitimate daughter of Edward IV and one of two attendants aboard the funeral barge of his widowed queen. Thus, she was half sister of the famous young princes, who — when this story begins in 1485 — had been housed in the Tower by their uncle, Richard III, and are presumed dead.
But in the 1490s, a young man appears at the courts of Europe claiming to be Richard, duke of York, the younger of the boys, and seeking to claim his rightful throne from England’s first Tudor king, Henry VII. But is this man who he says he is? Or is he Perkin Warbeck, a puppet of Margaret of York, duchess of Burgundy, who is determined to regain the crown for her York family?
WELCOME TO REDEMPTION
…a small town in Northeast Wisconsin where second chances don’t always come easy, but if you’re willing to try, anything is possible.
Single mother Lauren Frazier can barely keep a roof over her head, let alone stop it from falling down around her. When handyman Caleb Hunter stops by for a haircut, he’s the answer to her prayers—and the attraction is instantaneous. Too bad her young son isn’t as thrilled to have Caleb hanging around. Old wounds have kept Caleb from returning to Redemption, but when he receives word of his mother’s unexpected death, guilt and regret bring him home for good. Though Lauren excites him like no woman ever has, she’s a package deal, and he’s not sure he’s prepared to take on a ready-made family.
When she was sixteen, she was too young;now she’s older and he intends to claim her once and for always. Donovan Chase is a lieutenant in the little California town called The Cove. When his best friend’s little sister, whom he’s been in love with since she was too young to be loved by a man like him returned home, he made up his mind that this time he was going to have her no matter what.
Shania Spalding took the country by storm with her skills as an investigative reporter. Now she’s coming home to lick her wounds and get herself back together after a break-up. She’s always held a secret lust for her older brother’s hot friend, but knew she could never have the older more sophisticated Donovan.
It isn’t long though before the forceful lieutenant makes his move and takes her over. Things get a little complicated though, when her ex shows up in their small town looking for trouble.
Managing careers, that Jessica Stanton can do. Her love life? Not so much.
Spunky artist manager, Jessica Stanton, isn’t looking for love. She’s looking for a savior. When a business rival steals yet another of her rising stars, she’s in danger of losing everything she’s worked so hard for…and the only person who can save her fledgling business is the one man she shouldn’t want.
Art authenticator, Eli Marks, doesn’t have time for love. He’s too busy saving his brother from the demons of his drug addicted past. For the past ten years he’s cultivated a façade to keep his distance from everyone else. But when a string of high-profile art forgeries threatens the security of the only family he has left, he must turn for help to a woman who breaks through his carefully constructed façade every time she’s near.
Eli didn’t know she’d steal his heart.
Jessica didn’t know she was sleeping with her savior.
Little do they know; they’re perfectly mismatched.
The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God (Case for … Series)
Are Christianity and science incompatible? If there is a God, is he only an impersonal starter force? An introductory high school biology class first propelled Lee Strobel toward a life of atheism. God and science, he reasoned, were mutually exclusive. When the former legal editor of the Chicago Tribuneconverted to Christianity, he decided to investigate the science he had once accepted as truth. Did science point toward or away from God? As Strobel interviews a variety of scientists on everything from debunking evolutionary icons to the implications of the Big Bang to the existence of the human soul, he builds his case: scientific evidence points toward Intelligent Design.
Although the discussion often veers into the academic, Strobel works hard to make it accessible to those without scientific training. Throughout the book, he salts interview transcript information with interesting personal stories of his own spiritual and scientific quest for knowledge, as well as sometimes over-detailed descriptions of the actual interviews (right down to the type of beverages consumed).
Stefano Andros is a man with a chip on his shoulder. He’d stopped giving a dam about the world when his heart had been ripped out by tragedy as a young man. Now years later, he’s become a different man, one who wouldn’t think twice about putting a bullet in a fool for getting in his way. There was nothing left of the carefree young man he’d once been, until the night in a casino game room when he looked into the eyes of a dream.
She wasn’t supposed to be real, his dying sister had mentioned her with her last breath, but he’d never expected to one day hold her in his arms. Now he found himself face to face with a promise made long ago. But all is not as it seems, as he finds that there’s more to the woman who was destined
to own his heart than meets the eye.
Lucy’s back! In a story ripped from the headlines, the violence is the worst she’s ever seen, the stakes are higher than ever, and then…things get personal.
It’s a vicious, horrific crime: the brutal killing of a teenaged girl. When Pittsburgh detectives call FBI Supervisory Special Agent Lucy Guardino to the scene, their focus is on who and why?
Was it the girl’s Afghan father striving to regain his honor after she became too Westernized? Her Jewish boyfriend? Someone from Afghanistan settling an old grudge? Or one of the many drug cartels the father helped the DEA bring down seeking revenge?
The answers seem clear when Pittsburgh becomes engulfed in flames as a violent narcoterrorist turns the city into a kill zone…But in the dark of night, surrounded by men intent on destroying the truth, Lucy learns that secrets hide in shadows.
He promised her his heart. She promised him a son. But how long must they wait?
When Abram finally requests the hand of his beautiful half sister Sarai, she asks one thing–that he promise never to take another wife as long as she lives. Even Sarai’s father thinks the demand is restrictive and agrees to the union only if she makes a promise in return–to give Abram a son and heir. Certain she can easily do that, Sarai agrees.
But as the years stretch on and Sarai’s womb remains empty, she becomes desperate to fulfill her end of the bargain, lest Abram decide that he will not fulfill his. To what lengths will Sarai go in her quest to bear a son? And how long will Abram’s patience last?
Combining in-depth research and vivid storytelling, Jill Eileen Smith brings to life the beautiful and inscrutable Sarai in this remarkable story of love, jealousy, and undaunted faith.
Talon Avery took one look at the new girl on campus and lost his shit. The renowned lady’s man is completely out of his element as he feels the strong pull from just that one look.
All his life he’s heard the fantastical story of what he likes to call ‘the family’s curse’. The legend the men call the lightning zap. Supposedly the Avery men have some sort of enlightening experience when they meet THE ONE. But Talon’s always known that wasn’t for him, and would never be. He had too much love to give and there were too many damn women in the world to share it with. Women adore him and he’s had the conquests to prove it.
Now the hot shot star athlete finds himself in the precarious position of the one doing the chasing. Not that he plans on letting that shit go on for too long. He’s smooth and charismatic and saw no problem getting what he wants, as he always does.
Who knew making dinner could change your life? Louisa Copeland certainly didn’t. But when the George Foreman grill falls out of the pantry onto her head, resulting in a bump and a mighty case of amnesia, Louisa’s life takes a turn for the unexpected. Who is this Collin fellow, claiming she is his wife? And whose kids are those? Her name can’t be Louisa. Why, she is the renowned romance writer Jazz Sweet, not a Midwestern mom of three. Struggling to put the pieces together of the life she’s told she had, Louisa/Jazz may realize that some memories are better left alone.
The last thing the factfinders — who call themselves Life — expected to find while traveling in space in “The Curious” on a mission from their planet, The Living World, was other life. But one day they stumble upon the third planet out from a backwater sun and find it teeming with a vast diversity of life in- cluding one sentient and cognizant, if primitive, species that they dub: Otherlife.
Being not only from “The Curious” but inherently curious themselves, they begin to study the Otherlife and their alien culture, discovering such strange things as: marriage, intoxicating drinks, weapons of minor and mass destruction, the gleeful inhaling of toxic substances, two-parent families, layered language, genocide, non-nude bathing, and — the strangest thing of all — religion.
This first contact between Life and Otherlife, disconcerting for both, has moments of humor and moments of horror — and neither escape the encounter unchanged.
The year 2000 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Great War and Modern Memory, winner of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and recently named by the Modern Library one of the twentieth century’s 100 Best Non-Fiction Books. Fussell’s landmark study of WWI remains as original and gripping today as ever before: a literate, literary, and illuminating account of the Great War, the one that changed a generation, ushered in the modern era, and revolutionized how we see the world. Exploring the work of Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, Edmund Blunden, David Jones, Isaac Rosenberg, and Wilfred Owen, Fussell supplies contexts, both actual and literary, for those writers who most effectively memorialized WWI as an historical experience with conspicuous imaginative and artistic meaning.