When a man plummets to his death from an apartment tower, Will Finch’s shock soon becomes a nightmare. As he studies the open windows above the corpse, Finch notices a lamp blinking erratically behind a drawn curtain on the eleventh floor.
When he investigates the distress signal, Finch discovers a woman handcuffed to a bedpost. Over the following week, he uncovers a conspiracy that ties the murder to a series of bombshells. The victim’s bankruptcy. A global stock fraud. A murder spree that began in Baghdad and is now haunting the citizens of San Francisco. Is this the work of a serial killer, a copycat — or both?
But before he can file his report for The San Francisco Post, Finch’s leads evaporate. Within days, three victims are dead. Does a pattern of five knife wounds provide a clue? Can he unravel the mystery before he — and his fiancée — are caught up in the web of murder?
Oliver Stoneridge loves order and plans, especially when they’re laid out on a perfectly formatted spreadsheet. But when his girlfriend, Violet, dumps him, Oliver’s strategy for the future slips away. Desperate to win her back, he begs Taryn, his archenemy and Violet’s beauty queen roommate, for help. Taryn’s gorgeous, thinks he’s a nerd, and wouldn’t know a plan from a prom dress, but Oliver soon finds himself tangled in her web of sexy. Suddenly, Ollie’s falling for Taryn and losing track of everything he thought he wanted.
Taryn Markos knows that agreeing to help Ollie win back her best friend is a dumb idea. Not only because he’s all wrong for Violet but because the more time she spends with him, the more confused she gets. Who knew Nerdilicious himself could challenge her with a single look, even from underneath those unruly eyebrows in dire need of a tweeze? How could she have known that he would accept her and defend her when she needed it the most? Taryn’s hated Oliver for three years. Why does the sight of him now make her come alive?
If you were in the middle of a major city with two of your two best friends when the grid went down from an electromagnetic pulse attack, what would you do?
That’s exactly the question that abruptly faces a young woman named Holly, when the lights go out in Atlanta while having evening drinks with her two best friends Matthew and Elizabeth.
As Atlanta descends into a war zone, the trio quickly realize that the grid has also gone down across the entire United States… and they find themselves caught completely off guard with no one else to help them other than each other.
A murdered dancer. An attractive policeman. A tangled mystery.
Newly settled in a quaint small town in the English Fens, Rory Cornwell knows no-one and is too shy to go out and make friends. When a local festival is marred by the murder of a morris dancer, his pretty house-mate Haley is distraught–her uncle is the prime suspect. Nervously investigating, and smitten by Zach, the attractive policeman on the case, will Rory uncover the true culprit before the wrong person is jailed? And can he untangle the knot of fake dating and misunderstandings between himself and Haley before dreamboat Zach gets away?
Murder of a Straw Man is a cozy mystery that will appeal to fans of Ellery Adams’ Books on the Bay and Agatha Frost’s Peridale Cafe series. Readers who love small town mysteries with British detectives will love this fun glimpse into the bizarre hobby of morris, when vengeful spirits run riot amidst the festival bake offs and bunting.
‘Big girl you are beautiful”’
It feels like Mika is singing about me when I hear his song, except I’m not beautiful … I’m just fat!
When someone asks you to describe yourself, I bet you say, ‘blonde, brunette, tall, short.’ I just say fat.
You can picture me now: blonde, medium height, and fat. I didn’t want to be fat, no one ever does, but I am, and I have to either live with it or do something about it.
Believe me, I have tried to do something about it. I think I’ve spent enough money at ‘Fat Club’ over the last few years that I could have paid for liposuction AND a couple of tummy tucks.
So, enough about me. This is my story, and I hope you enjoy it.
A powerful Contemporary Romance. Here is the first book in the ‘The Playboy’ Series by Lucia Jordan, written in her signature style of high passion and emotion.
Can Ashlyn learn to give up control and just let lust…and maybe even love…take over?
Ashlyn Cane is the ambitious and strong-willed CEO of Amass Energy, with her focus squarely on her career’s future. Her hard work and take-charge sensibility is what got her to where she is today, demanding nothing but the best from her employees.
But when Ashlyn begins the search for a new P.A., she meets a brazen but dangerously seductive male assistant who begins to challenge everything she thought she knew about herself. Lance Matthews is perfect for the job. Not only is she drawn in deep by his irresistible magnetism, Luke knows exactly what Ashlyn really needs, even if she doesn’t.
Here is the first book of the ‘Whispers’ Series, a seriously hot and provocative romance by Lucia Jordan, written in her signature style of high passion and emotion.
The first email, signed Master, sent her desires spiraling out of control…
Victoria hasn’t even seen his face, yet dreams of the sultry kisses he promises. She doesn’t even know what he sounds like, but can almost hear him whispering commands in her ear. His typed words are alive in her body, and she can’t tolerate the torment anymore. Just like he asked, she wants to be tied up helplessly. Just like he asked, she wants to kneel at his feet and present to him reverently. She isn’t scared of his dark fantasies, but there’s one thing that makes her throat dry up with apprehension – that he might not be a stranger at all.
What are the types of Girl Scout cookies you like to eat? Everyone has an answer to that question. For many of us, Girl Scout cookie flavors are sources of nostalgia.
Thanks to our free eCookbook, 9 Types of Copycat Girl Scout Cookies Your Favorite Copycat Girl Scout Cookie Flavors eCookbook you can make your favorite Girl Scout cookie varieties any time of year!
“Okay, let’s get to it. There are lots of nasty looking dog breeds out there, but which ones are the absolute ugliest?”
“Which ones make the Gorgon blush? Which ones, when we happen to see them, cause us to involuntarily cross ourselves and mutter under our breath…”
And so begins this irreverent countdown of the foulest-looking tail wags in the world by enthusiastic, but savvy, dog-lover Dizzy Daphne.
If you enjoy the droll humor of The Oatmeal, October Jones or Jeremy Greenberg, then you’ll surely like Dizzy’s silly survey, which features multiple mug shots and spy agency profiles of these notoriously homely pooches.
At 28, Jessica Fechtor was happily immersed in graduate school and her young marriage, and thinking about starting a family. Then one day, she went for a run and an aneurysm burst in her brain. She nearly died. She lost her sense of smell, the sight in her left eye, and was forced to the sidelines of the life she loved.
Jessica’s journey to recovery began in the kitchen as soon as she was able to stand at the stovetop and stir. There, she drew strength from the restorative power of cooking and baking. Written with intelligence, humor, and warmth, Stir is a heartfelt examination of what it means to nourish and be nourished.
Woven throughout the narrative are 27 recipes for dishes that comfort and delight. For readers of M.F.K.Fisher, Molly Wizenberg, and Tamar Adler, as well as Oliver Sacks, Jill Bolte Taylor, and Susannah Cahalan, Stir is sure to inspire, and send you straight to the kitchen.
A memoir acclaimed as “reminiscent of The Best of Everything and Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (BookPage), Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart is the true story of two best friends experiencing the time of their lives in New York City during the summer of 1945. The Cleveland Plain Dealer raves, “Hart writes about that stylish summer with verve, recollecting with a touching purity a magical summer in Manhattan, seen through the eyes of two 21-year-olds, just as the end of World War II approached.”
Noah Langford narrowly survived the roadside bombing in Iraq that cost him his leg and forever his peace of mind. When his stepbrother Matt dies in a car accident, the loss feels like the final blow to Noah’s shattered soul. But then he learns about the girlfriend and baby living in Perfect, Indiana who Matt had never mentioned, and suddenly Noah has a new mission…
Ceejay Lovejoy was nineteen and pregnant when her boyfriend walked out. Since that day, Ceejay has devoted herself to giving her daughter a better life, avoiding any man who could threaten that security—until the day Noah Langford shows up on her doorstep in Perfect. His gentle spirit has an unexpected effect on Ceejay’s guarded heart, tempting her to take one last chance on love. But when a painful secret comes to light, it threatens to break the fragile bond growing between them…and to destroy a love powerful enough to heal them both.
46 Days chronicles the trials, successes, joys, and frustrations of Jennifer Pharr Davis’s record-winning Appalachian Trail thru-hike through the eyes of her husband, Brew Davis. Brew lead her pit crew, the group of generous, loving hikers who supported Jen along the way, providing company along the epic trail and as much food as Jen could stomach. Experience the trek with Jen and Brew as they battle shin splints and a stomach scare that threatens to end the attempt early, encounter wildlife at every turn, and meet the colorful cast of characters that help Jen complete her journey. 46 Days also includes an introduction and afterword by Jennifer with first-hand reflections on her life-changing voyage.
With her mama recently dead and her pa sight unseen since birth, fourteen-year-old Amelia is suddenly in charge of her younger brother and sister–and of the family gas station. Harley Blevins, local king and emperor of Standard Oil, is in hot pursuit to clinch his fuel monopoly. To keep him at bay and keep her family out of foster care, Melia must come up with a father–and fast. And so when a hobo rolls out of a passing truck, Melia grabs opportunity by its beard. Can she hold off the hounds till she comes of age?
If you’re afraid to open your bills, if you’ve never added up how much you owe, if you can’t even imagine being debt-free, it’s time to join the thousands of people Gail Vaz-Oxlade has helped. Her straightforward approach to money management is based on self-control, hard work, and prioritizing what’s really important. Debt-Free Forever is Gail’s step-by-step guide, and she’ll show you how to:
figure out how much you’ve actually been spending
• calculate how much you owe—and what it’s costing you
• build a budget that works
• maximize your debt repayments so you can be free of consumer debt in 3 years or less
• prepare for a rainy day so it doesn’t mean a major setback
• set goals for your new, debt-free life.
With seventeen years of hands-on experience and training in remote areas, survival expert Terry Lynn Johnson (Ice Dogs; Sled Dog School) creates on-the-edge-of-your-seat storytelling featuring the real skills that kids need to survive a disaster. This book includes Coast Guard-approved cold-water survival tips; you may have a better chance of surviving a real-life cold-water disaster after reading this book.
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