Off the Charts (Serendipity Adventure Romance)
Just a fling, or is it more?
All Julie Steffens wants is a quiet couple of days on a Caribbean beach. Just her, a good book, and the balmy sea breeze. But the minute she meets the sizzling hot sailor of her dreams, sparks start to fly, and she’s tempted into the one type of adventure she’s never tried. The only question is, will one night be enough?
Just Jelly Beans and Jealousy (Reed Brothers)
Sean has been in love with Lacey for as long as he can remember, but she has pushed him firmly into the friend zone and plans to keep him there. Or so he thinks.
Lacey did put Sean in the friend zone, but now she’s ready for more. Only he won’t make a move.
Lacey enters a contest in which a kiss from her will be the prize. Can Sean win the contest? Can he win the girl?
A Beginners Guide to Companion Planting: Companion Gardening with Flowers, Herbs & Vegetables
A Beginners Guide to Companion Planting: Companion Gardening with Flowers, Herbs & Vegetables takes a look at some of the topics involved in maintaing a successful companion garden. Topics covered in this book include:
- History, reasons & benefits for companion planting
- Planning your garden including garden bed ideas and soil management
- Guides to beneficial companion plants including flowers and herbs
- Combinations of plants that work well together or to avoid
- Companion plants to encourage beneficial bugs into your garden
While there are a few different types of strategies, there are no hard and fast rules for which strategy you should choose, this book will help to guide you in the right direction.
Gloria’s Secret (Gloria Book 1)
Gloria Long is the beautiful, self-made CEO of Gloria’s Secret, the world’s largest retailer of lingerie. While her global emporium is famed for selling erotic fantasies, Gloria’s emotional scars inhibit her own sexual desires. Her powerful defenses melt when she meets Jaime Zander, the insanely gorgeous advertising guru, who is determined to win not only her account but also her heart by awakening her sexuality both in the boardroom and the bedroom.
A man who has never heard the word “no,” Jaime takes his creativity to the limit to make Gloria fall apart and fall for him. But major obstacles stand in the way–Gloria’s Secret’s ruthless Chairman, who covets Gloria and is out to destroy Jaime, as well as his manipulative sexpot daughter, who wants both Gloria’s job and her hot, new love.
Complicating matters further, Gloria harbors a dark, horrific secret, that when exposed, will shatter both her empire and her life. Will she be able to have it all or will the walls come tumbling down?
Running Wild: A Second Shot Novella
Before they were Serving Trouble, they were Running Wild
She’s always been off limits…
Noah Tager has always played by the rules and proudly wears the label “Local Hero.” But before he leaves to become one of The Few, The Proud, The Marines, he wants to turn his fantasies into reality with the one woman who has always been off limits.
He’s always been a challenge…
When it comes to her less-than-stellar reputation, Josie Fairmore is ready and willing to cross over into nothing-left-to-lose territory, if it leads to an all-night ride with the man of her X-rated dreams. With her big brother leaving in the morning to “Be All He Can Be” in the Army, Dominic will never find out about her fling with his best friend Noah.
But one wild ride together doesn’t change the fact that Noah’s leaving in the morning—and he’s taking Josie’s heart with him.
Death Mill Mansion: A Lighthearted Comedy
Robbie had seen horror movies before, but he’d never stopped to think about why vampires and werewolves don’t get along, where robots would find spare parts after the revolution, or who cleans the floors in a haunted house.
That is, until Robbie’s car breaks down on a dark and stormy night, and he discovers that when you find yourself in the middle of a horror story, your only hope of survival is to act like a hero.
The Gauguin Connection (Genevieve Lenard, Book 1)
Murdered artists. Masterful forgeries. Art crime at its worst.
As an insurance investigator and world renowned expert in nonverbal communication, Dr Genevieve Lenard faces the daily challenge of living a successful, independent life. Particularly because she has to deal with her high functioning Autism. Nothing – not her studies, her high IQ or her astounding analytical skills – prepared her for the changes about to take place in her life.
It started as a favour to help her boss’ acerbic friend look into the murder of a young artist, but soon it proves to be far more complex. Forced out of her predictable routines, safe environment and limited social interaction, Genevieve is thrown into exploring the meaning of friendship, expanding her social definitions, and for the first time in her life be part of a team in a race to stop more artists from being murdered.
The Invisible Bridge (Vintage Contemporaries)
Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, a Hungarian-Jewish architecture student, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he promised to deliver. But when he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter’s recipient, he becomes privy to a secret that will alter the course of his—and his family’s—history. From the small Hungarian town of Konyár to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the despair of Carpathian winter to an unimaginable life in labor camps, The Invisible Bridge tells the story of a family shattered and remade in history’s darkest hour.
Should I Scoop Out My Bagel?: And 99 Other Answers to Your Everyday Diet and Nutrition Questions to Help You Lose Weight, Feel Great, and Live Healthy
As a registered dietitian and a health industry expert, Ilyse Schapiro and Hallie Rich are ?Dear Abby” meets Sex and the City meets Dr. Oz. They’re realistic in their approach with¬out getting too technical. They know people will cheat on their diets, dine out, consume alcohol, and have (hopefully plenty of) sex. They also know people have questions about it all. (Who doesn’t?) While many people may feel comfortable asking their best friend, they really want expert advice. That’s where Should I Scoop Out My Bagel? will help.
Based on their twenty-five years of combined experience in the health field, Schapiro and Rich are able to cover the multitude of questions that constantly top the list, including:
Is eating a wrap healthier than eating a bagel sandwich?
Is it time to get on the gluten-free bandwagon?
I have salads for lunch every day, and I’m still not losing weight. What am I doing wrong?
I’m tired of feeling tired. What can I do to lose the urge to snooze?
I eat well, so what’s the point of a multivitamin?
Running & Being: The Total Experience
Written by the late, beloved Dr. George Sheehan, Running & Being tells of the author’s midlife return to the world of exercise, play, and competition, in which he found “a world beyond sweat” that proved to be a source of great revelation and personal growth. But Running & Being focuses more on life than it does, specifically, on running. It provides an outline for a lifetime program of fitness and joy, showing how the body helps determine our mental and spiritual energies.
Drawing from the words and actions of the great athletes and thinkers throughout history, Dr. Sheehan ties it all together with his own philosophy on the importance of fitness and sport, as well as his knowledge of training, injury prevention, and race competition. Above all, he describes what it means to experience the oneness of body and mind, of self and the universe. In this, he argues, we have the power to discover “the truth that makes men free.”
If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?
Experience Your Good Now
In this delightful book, Louise L. Hay discusses the power and importance of affirmations and shows you how to apply them right now! Louise explains that when you state an affirmation, you’re really saying to your subconscious mind: “I am taking responsibility. I am aware that there is something I can do to change.”
Within these pages, Louise discusses specific topics and concerns (health, fearful emotions, addictions, prosperity issues, love and intimacy, and more) and presents exercises that show you how to make beneficial changes to virtually every area of your life.
In the enclosed audio download, Louise offers you helpful information about affirmations that you can also use to your benefit. She recommends that you listen to the audio at any time of the day or night – whenever you’d like positive thoughts and ideas to permeate your consciousness and fill you with hope and joy.
Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie
When journalist Beth M. Howard’s young husband dies suddenly, she packs up the RV he left behind and hits the American highways. At every stop along the way—whether filming a documentary or handing out free slices on the streets of Los Angeles—Beth uses pie as a way to find purpose. Howard eventually returns to her Iowa roots and creates the perfect synergy between two of America’s greatest icons—pie and the American Gothic House, the little farmhouse immortalized in Grant Wood’s famous painting, where she now lives and runs the Pitchfork Pie Stand.
Making Piece powerfully shows how one courageous woman triumphs over tragedy. This beautifully written memoir is, ultimately, about hope. It’s about the journey of healing and recovery, of facing fears, finding meaning in life again, and moving forward with purpose and, eventually, joy. It’s about the nourishment of the heart and soul that comes from the simple act of giving to others, like baking a homemade pie and sharing it with someone whose pain is even greater than your own. And it tells of the role of fate, second chances and the strength found in community.
Poppy Amore loved her job waitressing at Good Ol’ Days Family Restaurant. No one could ask for a better working environment. After all, her best friend Whitney worked there, and her boss, restaurant owner Mr. Dexter, was a kind, understanding, grandfatherly sort of man. Furthermore, the job allowed Poppy to linger in the company of Mr. Dexter’s grandson Swaggart Moretti-the handsome and charismatic head cook at Good Ol’ Days. Secretly, Swaggart was far more to Poppy than just a man who was easy to look at. In truth, she had harbored a secret crush on him for years-since her freshman year in high school, in fact. And although the memory of her feelings-even the lingering truth of them-haunted Poppy the way a veiled, unrequited love always haunts a heart, she had learned to simply find joy in possessing a hidden, anonymous delight in merely being associated with Swaggart.
The Highwayman of Tanglewood
A chambermaid in the house of Tremeshton, Faris Shayhan well knew torment, despair and trepidation. To Faris it seemed the future stretched long and desolate before her—bleak and as dark as a lonesome midnight path. Still, the moon oft casts hopeful luminosity to light one’s way. So it was that Lady Maranda Rockrimmon cast hope upon Faris—set Faris upon a different path—a path of happiness, serenity and love.
Thus, Faris abandoned the tainted air of Tremeshton in favor of the amethyst sunsets of Loch Loland Castle and her new mistress Lady Rockrimmon. Further, it was on the very night of her emancipation that Faris first met the man of her dreams—the man of every woman’s dreams—the rogue Highwayman of Tanglewood.
Dressed in black and astride his mighty steed, the brave, heroic and dashing rogue Highwayman of Tanglewood stole Faris’ heart as easily as he stole her kiss.
In 1988, Lydia Conner was taken from her cabin near Specter Lake, Minnesota while her husband lay in bed, temporarily paralyzed. She screamed at him for help as she floated up to the ceiling in a blinding flash of light … and then she was gone.
In 2009, four film school students journeyed to the Specter Lake cabin where the abduction of Lydia Conner took place. They hoped to capture proof of an alien visitation on film; they hoped to re-create events from the abduction; they hoped to use themselves as bait …
… but they encountered much more than they ever could’ve imagined.
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