Alexa Crushed (Alexa Series Book 1)
Alexa Morgan lost her mother when she was two. At eighteen, her father and stepmother died when a devastating earthquake hit the Bay Area. Only one person has remained a constant in her life: Devin.
Devin has been Alexa’s best friend since childhood. The two are inseparable—or they were until Devin declared his love for her at sixteen. When Alexa can offer him only friendship in return, Devin retreats, brokenhearted.
Alexa, on the other hand, longs for Ethan, the boy next door. Four years older than her, and with an ever-changing roster of girlfriends, Ethan is everything Devin isn’t: wild, sensual, and unpredictable.
Laguna Nights (Laguna Beach Book 1)
Madison Alcott was back in her hometown, caring for her sick mom and working long hours at the best resort in Laguna Beach. She never imagined she’d return to the place where she became famous on the hit reality TV show Laguna Nights, and the place where she was humiliated on national television. Fortunately, the past had stayed tucked away until her old high school boyfriend appeared in the lobby.
Josh Welsh was a superstar by age eighteen, the bad boy break-out star of Laguna Nights. Since then, his star had lost its shine and he barely was holding onto his Hollywood status. When he was asked to host a new reality travel show, he jumped at the chance.
How to Write a Children’s Book: Tips on how to write and publish a book for kids
Have you ever said, “I’ve always wanted to write a book for kids!” but then never got around to it? Maybe you didn’t know where to start, or how to get a good idea. Now you can start to write your book for children when you read How to Write a Children’s Book, brought to you by the Institute of Children’s Literature.
There are so many different kinds of children’s books, from picture books to chapter books, middle grade novels, and young adult, it’s hard to know which way to go. Should you decide you’re going to write for a particular age group and then come up with an idea that fits them? Or should you decide to write a story or article about a particular idea, then choose the age group that’s right for it? Almost anything can become a nonfiction topic for young readers, given their curiosity and appetite for facts about the world around them.
Aquifer: A Novel
Dr. Thomas Clayton was born to an unwed teenage daughter of an Ozark share-cropper. He was adopted at birth without ever knowing the identity of his biological mother or of his backwoods roots. He now unwittingly arrives in the Ozark community of Eminence as part of an environmental research team studying the pollution effects of the logging industry. Clayton has nothing but contempt for the hillbillies of the area, while they in turn suspect that he is part of a Federal conspiracy to take over their land.
Shot down by the military, an alien spaceship crashes into the Ozark Mountains. The alien crew is killed, but the destruction of the spacecraft allows an aggressive alligator-sized amphibian to escape into the continental aquifer which extends from Canada to Mexico.
Lethal Lobster (Cruise Ship Christian Series Book 3)
Assistant Cruise Director, Millie Sanders’ day is off to a shockingly bad start when her boss “volunteers” her to be his Guinea pig for a stun gun self-defense class in front of her fellow shipmates. Loyal to a fault, she agrees but almost immediately regrets her decision.
Meanwhile, several crewmembers have become violently ill and possibly on the verge of death after eating food prepared from the galley kitchen, operated by her best friend, Annette Delacroix. It soon becomes clear that someone is out to sabotage her friend and may be willing to go as far as murder.
Millie dives in to the new mystery head first as she and her friend, Cat, try to salvage Annette’s career and stop the saboteur before someone is murdered – or is it already too late?
With One Word
Ever since my dad walked out eight years ago, my life has been Hell. My mother is an alcoholic whose “boyfriends” think it’s fun to use me as a punching bag. Everything nice I’ve ever owned has ended up in the pawn shop so Mom could buy booze and cigarettes. Thanks to Mom’s reputation, every guy I’ve ever gone out with has only been interested in one thing, so I’ve never had a real boyfriend. Then a few months ago my best friend moved halfway across the country to go to college. The only reason I didn’t skip town the moment I turned eighteen is my little sister, Willow. She needs me to protect her from Mom’s “boyfriends” and make sure there’s food in the house, and I can’t leave her behind.
Secrets in Time: Time Travel Romance
“…a piece of innovative romantic fiction which will probably please readers of fantasy romance, historical romance, contemporary romance and even medical romance…” Historical Romance Reviews
England 1995: Dr. Jessica Shepherd’s peaceful summer afternoon is shattered by the abrupt arrival of a wounded soldier claiming to be from the seventeenth century.
If he is to be believed, Nathaniel Preston has crossed three hundred years bringing with him the turmoil of civil war and a request for help that Jess can’t ignore.
Falling in love with this dashing cavalier is destined to end in heartbreak as Jess discovers the price of his love is the knowledge that he will die in battle in just a few short days.
The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life
Applying just an ounce of the advice in this practical guide saves you enough time and money to pay for itself. You will learn:
” The actual scientific law of nature that helps you get organized
” The cure for procrastination
” Ten types of “High Calorie Clutter” to avoid
” Where to start and how to tackle your projects
” How to successfully add new habits into your life
Certified Professional Organizer® Lorie Marrero is the creator of ClutterDiet.com, an innovative program allowing anyone to get expert help at an affordable price. Her organizing products are sold online and in stores nationwide. Lorie has been a spokesperson for Brother label makers and FedEx Office, and she is a sought-after expert for national media such as CNBC, Family Circle, WGN News and Woman’s Day.
The Universe: Leading Scientists Explore the Origin, Mysteries, and Future of the Cosmos
John Brockman brings together the world’s best-known physicists and science writers—including Brian Greene, Walter Isaacson, Nobel Prize-winner Frank Wilczek, Benoit Mandelbrot, and Martin Rees—to explain the universe in all wondrous splendor.
In The Universe, today’s most influential science writers explain the science behind our evolving understanding of the universe and everything in it, including the cutting edge research and discoveries that are shaping our knowledge.
Lee Smolin reveals how math and cosmology are helping us create a theory of the whole universe. Benoit Mandelbrot looks back on a career devoted to fractal geometry. Neil Turok analyzes the fundamental laws of nature, what came before the big bang, and the possibility of a unified theory.
Sunbolt (The Sunbolt Chronicles Book 1)
The winding streets and narrow alleys of Karolene hide many secrets, and Hitomi is one of them. Orphaned at a young age, Hitomi has learned to hide her magical aptitude and who her parents really were. Most of all, she must conceal her role in the Shadow League, an underground movement working to undermine the powerful and corrupt Arch Mage Wilhelm Blackflame.
When the League gets word that Blackflame intends to detain—and execute—a leading political family, Hitomi volunteers to help the family escape. But there are more secrets at play than Hitomi’s, and much worse fates than execution. When Hitomi finds herself captured along with her charges, it will take everything she can summon to escape with her life.
The Park of Sunset Dreams (Dare Valley Series, Book 6)
Jane Wilcox has a secret. She’s been the incognito poker scout to a rock star poker player dressed as a smoking hot poker babe. Now that role is over, and she’s living in small town Dare Valley, working as a dog walker–or so everyone thinks. Without her Jimmy Choo heels and Prada gowns, she’s trying to find her new sexy Inner Swan and a fairytale romance, but she’s afraid she might have turned back into “Plain Jane” until she meets Matt Hale in the dog park.
The sexy lawyer has a rambunctious dog that needs her Dog Whisperer skills and slowly they move from friends to lovers. Matt is one of the good guys, a hero, totally boy-next-door material. He’s returned to his hometown after experiencing a tragedy. He was unable to find justice for the woman in his last legal case, and now she’s passed away and given him her dog. He’s vowed to give Henry a good home and right the wrongs in the system, so he’s running for mayor of Dare Valley.
Mail Order Bride – Montana Rescue (Echo Canyon Brides Book 1)
Josie Bainbridge has watched all of her friends get married and despairs of ever finding a husband—especially because her home city of Pullman, Washington has too many women and not enough men. It becomes clear that if she’s ever going to find a man of her own, she’s going to have to look elsewhere. Josie begins scouring the personal advertisements, hoping to find the man of her dreams. When she comes across one written by a Montana sheriff, she thinks she just might have found him.
In 1890, Echo Canyon, Montana, is on the verge of extinction. The gold rush has moved elsewhere along with many of its citizens, including most of the available women. Those who are left are diehards who refuse to leave their hometown. With Echo faced with an uncertain future, a few loyal townspeople create an unusual plan to turn things around in Echo and keep it on the map.
SAFE HARBOR. That’s what Martha’s Vineyard has always been for Holly Anderson, folk artist, dreamer and eternal optimist. If she could just afford to buy the house and barn she’s renting, fall in love, marry the guy and then have children as sweet as her nieces, life would be pretty much perfect.
Poor Holly. She has so much to learn.
Havoc arrives on the island in the guise of stunningly beautiful Eden Walker, a gold-digging con woman who’s already stolen the nest egg of an elderly couple and who promptly seduces Holly’s sixty-something father while she’s in hiding. Holly’s mother is devastated, her sister won’t deal with it, and Sam Steadman–son of the now impoverished couple and a man who has more than one reason to hunt Eden down — is furious.
Virtual Assistant Assistant: The Ultimate Guide to Finding, Hiring, and Working with Virtual Assistants
Virtual Assistant Assistant is the book for entrepreneurs who are looking for a way to take their business to the next level. If you’ve ever caught yourself thinking there just aren’t enough hours in the day, there is a solution.
And it won’t make you go broke, either.
Virtual assistants are essentially telecommuting contractors to your business. This book tells you everything you need to know about virtual assistants, including:
- Where to find the best ones
- How to hire them
- Best practices for working with them on an ongoing basis
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