Special Forces soldier, Haze Welch, is military born and raised. Serving the country is what the Welch men do, and all Haze has ever wanted.
But during a 18-month tour overseas, his world shatters in an instant. Haze gets injured and is not able to return to active duty. Unable to face the thought of spending the rest of his life behind a desk, he accepts a job offer as a personal bodyguard in Los Angeles for the flighty heiress Leighton Machus.
After all, one spoiled little girl would be a piece of cake compared to everything else I’ve been through, right?
Little does Haze Welch know, he’s about to get a rude awakening.
What’s a birthday without cake or a Thanksgiving dinner without pie? Desserts have always brought people together to celebrate, indulge, and enjoy each other’s company. This year, Atria Books is ready to help you celebrate your most memorable occasions with a free baking sampler ebook featuring the most decadent, delicious, and delectable treats around.
Recipes are selected from:
Family Celebrations with the Cake Boss by Buddy Valastro
Bake It, Don’t Fake It! by Heather Bertinetti
Chloe’s Vegan Desserts by Chloe Coscarelli
Callie’s Biscuits and Southern Traditions by Carrie Morey
Cooking with Carla by Carla Hall
Whether you are planning a small gathering or an elaborate twelve-course affair, we’ve got the perfect dessert recipe for you. Beautifully packaged and easy to use, the cookbooks sampled here are sure to become trusted friends in your kitchen.
CJ Sheridan had a plan. A martial artist who can handle a gun, CJ thought he’d follow in the footsteps of his FBI veteran father. When he’s handed a camera that teases potential future tragedies, CJ takes on a new path: saving lives by changing the outcomes.
CJ knows the power of the camera and the horrific price Mark Taylor, the previous owner, paid for its use. He assumes that with an experienced team behind him, there’s no way tragedy can strike twice.
He hops on the chance to save the life of a murder victim, only to find himself accused of planning the very crime he hoped to stop! As he tries to clear his name, another tragic picture appears. One that could tear his city apart. One that could test the very limits of CJ’s wit, courage, and life…
I am witnessing a phenomenon. It seems as though a growing group women entrepreneurs all around the world has discovered the secret to success and happiness in both their lives and careers. It’s almost as though there is a hidden, underground world of power playing females who have all cracked a magical code: they think positively, they support one another, and they truly believe they can have it all —and you can, too.
There is something dynamic that happens when women genuinely show up for each other. When we lose the facades, when we cut the bullsh*t, and when we truly have each others backs. When we stop pretending everything is perfect, and we show the messy, beautiful parts of ourselves and our work that all look awfully similar. When we talk about our fears, our missteps, and our breakdowns. And most importantly, when we share our celebrations, our breakthroughs, and dish on what works.
Bass Cole was devastated when the woman he truly wanted chose her ex-boyfriend over him. Forgetting Emma Anderson wasn’t easy, but he got through it. Months later, he was convinced that he was done and over her… until he found her standing, in shock, inside his cottage in Greece.
He was never more challenged when it came to wanting a woman before. But when he heard that she was single again, all bets were on.
When he finally had Emma, things spiraled out of control when he found out that she was keeping crucial secrets from him. Their separation brought a lot of heartache, but the worse was yet to come.
Janet Maple’s stellar career ended with a lay off and her boyfriend of almost five years told her that he wants to be just friends. When she lands a job at one of New York’s premier boutique investment firms, Janet begins to hope that her luck is finally turning for the better. Not only is she happy with her new paycheck, but things also seem to be looking up on the personal front, as the company’s handsome attorney expresses keen interest in Janet. However, her euphoria is short-lived, as Janet soon discovers alarming facts about her new employer’s business tactics. When her boss dismisses her suspicions as groundless, Janet finds herself confiding to a cute IT engineer, Dean Snider. The closer she gets to Dean, the more Janet is tempted to break her rule of not dating co-workers, but what she doesn’t realize is that everything she knows about Dean, including his occupation and even his name, is a lie.
Catching the eye of a delusional serial killer known as Casanova Killer signals the end for certain beautiful young women of San Francisco. True to his name, Casanova offers the women a taste of romance and unparalleled adoration before sending them to a bloody death.
The FBI Special Serial Crimes Division, SSCD, sets a trap for the killer with one of their own as bait. Agent Jerry Forbes pairs with Interpol’s Ethan Barnes to capture Casanova before another woman falls prey to his charms.
Jerry and Ethan soon discover that pretending to be lovers may be more dangerous than catching a killer. Follow their story from the moment they set up house to the abrupt end that Jerry does not see coming. Is it love or certain death?
Alan Light, former writer for Rolling Stone, editor-in-chief of Vibe and Spin magazines, and author of The Holy or the Broken, “gets inside Prince’s mind palace in Let’s Go Crazy—a history of the making of his historic, semi-autobiographical musical masterwork, Purple Rain”.
Purple Rain is a song, an album, and a film—widely considered to be among the most important albums in music history and often named the best soundtrack of all time. It sold over a million copies in its first week of release in 1984 and blasted to #1 on the charts, where it would remain for a full six months and eventually sell over 20 million copies worldwide. It spun off three huge hit singles, won Grammys and an Oscar, and took Prince from pop star to legend—the first artist ever simultaneously to have the #1 album, single, and movie in the country.
Light reveals how a rising but not yet established artist from the Midwest was able not only to get Purple Rain made, but deliver on his promise to conquer the world.
It was worse than winning the lottery—much worse. This bequest might mean more money, but the strings attached had Pandora McVie tied up in knots. Respecting Uncle Jolley’s last wishes meant spending time isolated in the Catskills with Michael Donahue, her least favorite—though best looking-—distant relative and co-beneficiary.
Living with a carrot-topped termagant wasn’t Michael’s idea of a good time, either, but he realized they were stuck. Jolley was a matchmaker to the end—and apparently for some time beyond. What could happen in six months? Michael answered that one himself: almost anything.
One day Persephone is an ordinary high school junior working at her mom’s flower shop in Athens, Georgia. The next she’s fighting off Boreas, the brutal god of Winter, and learning that she’s a bonafide goddess—a rare daughter of the now-dead Zeus. Her goddess mom whisks her off to the Underworld to hide until Spring.
There she finds herself under the protection of handsome Hades, the god of the dead, and she’s automatically married to him. It’s the only way he can keep her safe. Older, wiser, and far more powerful than she, Hades isn’t interested in becoming her lover, at least not anytime soon. But every time he rescues her from another of Boreas’ schemes, they fall in love a little more. Will Hades ever admit his feelings for her?
Can she escape the grasp of the god of Winter’s minions? The Underworld is a very nice place, but is it worth giving up her life in the realm of the living?
In Farmacology, practicing family physician and renowned nutrition explorer Daphne Miller brings us beyond the simple concept of “food as medicine” and introduces us to the critical idea that it’s the farm where that food is grown that offers us the real medicine.
By venturing out of her clinic and spending time on seven family farms, Miller uncovers all the aspects of farming—from seed choice to soil management—that have a direct and powerful impact on our health. Bridging the traditional divide between agriculture and medicine, Miller shares lessons learned from inspiring farmers and biomedical researchers and artfully weaves their insights and discoveries, along with stories from her patients, into the narrative. The result is a compelling new vision for sustainable healing and a treasure trove of farm-to-body lessons that have immense value in our daily lives.
“Grace. That word that finally meant something again. Mercy. Favor. Good will.”
Fed up with play kink, Grace Warner moves to an island that embraces erotic slavery to be with a man she met online. Within hours of her arrival, everything is ripped from her, and she quickly learns play is preferable to the realities of actual enslavement.
Asher Collins has spent the past year mourning and blaming himself for the death of his slave, Darcy. When Grace catches his eye at a showing, obviously abused, he becomes obsessed with buying her and finding a way to atone for his own past sins.
Candid, outspoken, laugh-out-loud funny essays from much-loved Samantha Bee, host of TBS’s uproarious late-night show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, executive producer and writer of TBS’s comedy television series The Detour, and former The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’s Most Senior Correspondent.
In I Know I Am, But What Are You? she shares her unique and irreverent viewpoint on subjects as wide-ranging as:
BARBIE’S DREAM HOUSE
There were six main players in my coterie: G.I. Joe (macho, good-looking), Wonder Woman (hot, carpet-munching neighbor, busy with athletics), Marie Osmond (career gal, smart), Ken (gay, obviously), regular Barbie (slutty, dumb, eternally single), and an old-timey Barbie from the sixties (smoker’s cough, swinger).
Three Fates. Three Sisters.
The Bellum sisters are endowed with magical and seductive qualities as succubus creatures and although they’ve lived independently for their entire lives, all that is about to change as they reach their 29th birthday.
At a succubus’ 29th year she no longer needs food to sustain herself, but sex. Their father has died and in his wake he has bequeathed his daughters into the ownership of new Protectors: the vampire commander, Tyrian en Kulev; the alpha shapeshifter, Lyonis Keelan; and the demon warlord, Telal Demuzi.
The sisters will fight ancient demons the size of mountains while battling their falling in love, casting a few bad spells, cursing bloody murder, making poor jokes, and cozying up to a hard male body.
Gyan is a Caledonian chieftainess by birth, a warrior and leader of warriors by training, and she is betrothed to Urien, a son of her clan’s deadliest enemy, by right of Arthur the Pendragon’s conquest of her people. For the sake of peace, Gyan is willing to sacrifice everything…perhaps even her very life, if her foreboding about Urien proves true.
Roman by his father, Brytoni by his mother, and denied hereditary rulership of his mother’s clan because of his mixed blood, Arthur has followed his father’s path to become Dux Britanniarum, the Pendragon: supreme commander of the northern Brytoni army. The Caledonians, Scots, Saxons, and Angles keep him too busy to dwell upon his loneliness…most of the time.
When Gyan and Arthur meet, each recognize within the other their soul’s mate. The treaty has preserved Gyan’s ancient right to marry any man, providing he is a Brytoni nobleman—but Arthur does not qualify.