A Savage Presence

As he finally arrived at their destination, he turned into a high-end neighborhood on the edge of the woods to find a house that looked like it belonged on ...

Author: WL Knightly

Publisher: BrixBaxter Publishing


Category: Fiction


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Now that Connor Cohen is dead, Silas Cohen is free to live the life he wants. But there are still two men in the way. When Enzo Juarez tries to make a new deal with Fiona, her good intentions get the best of her and she unexpectedly puts Silas in danger. Can Alex’s connections save them this time? All bets are off when it’s every man for themselves in this series’ finale.

I Just Need You

mist from the water shooting up, and Tristan's strong arm around me made it all feel like home. “Are we dropping anchor out here?” I asked. Tristan smirked.

Author: J. Nathan

Publisher: J. Nathan


Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Kresley Studying abroad was my chance to gain independence away from my privileged life in California. But, when there’s a kidnapping attempt on my life, I’m forced to return home to finish college. I just never expected to get stuck with a pompous, know-it-all bodyguard who watches my every move with nothing but disdain. One whose good looks don’t soften the cold, impenetrable wall he wears like armor. Tristan I pride myself on being a professional and taking my job as a bodyguard seriously. But, nothing could prepare me for the high maintenance, rich girl I’m hired to protect. She’s got a smart mouth, is hell-bent on pushing my buttons, and doesn’t take the threats against her seriously. And despite the nightmares that plague her dreams, or the fact that I’m the only one who knows about them, I’m not there to befriend her. I’m there to protect her…no matter how much she intrigues me. Jabs will be exchanged, glares will become the norm, jealousy will rear its ugly head, and sparks...well those damn things will inevitably fly. But will it all come with a dangerous price?

Broken Beauty

the steering wheel on the highway because he wouldn't let her drive. She was screaming things like, “You never let me drive!” and, “What's wrong with you?

Author: Sarah B. Smith

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 9781626345980

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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In the world of Early-onset Alzheimer’s, here is a book all about life, love, and hope. ​Broken Beauty is the story of Sarah Smith’s mother—known as “Beauty” to her family—and her family’s journey through the devastating world of Early-onset Alzheimer’s. Smith was a young mother in her thirties when her own mother’s illness struck, so the family’s shock and pain at the disease’s manifestations is nearly unbearable. Not only is Beauty still young and fit; she is also Sarah’s best friend. This powerful and personal story about a daughter facing the unthinkable and the love she found to carry her through will touch the hearts of everyone who reads it. Sarah Bearden Smith is a housewife, mother of three, and a woman of deep faith, who has lived in Texas all her life. Sarah was born and raised in the Houston area, and remained there until her departure for the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a speech communications major, varsity cheerleader, and a member of Tri Delta sorority. After her marriage to Thad Smith in 2002, the couple moved to Dallas, Texas. During their years in Dallas, Sarah and her husband have served on various boards and committees, including the Greer Garson Gala, Presbyterian Hospital Healthcare Foundation, East-West Ministries, AWARE Dallas, and Providence Christian School of Texas. They actively serve with their children in assisted living and memory care facilities and support organizations such as Council for Life, Alzheimer’s Association, Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, and Community Bible Study. Sarah and her family are members of Watermark Community Church.

I Never Met a Story I Didn t Like

duo that has to cede their stage for “Bus Tub Stew” every night. One of them finally got mad at me and said, “Haven't you ever heard of Cheatham Street ...

Author: Todd Snider

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306822612

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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For years, Todd Snider has been one of the most beloved country-folk singers in the United States, compared to Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, John Prine, and dozens of others. He's become not only a new-century Dylan but a modern-day Will Rogers, an everyman whose intelligence, self-deprecation, experience, and sense of humor make him a uniquely American character. In live performance, Snider's monologues are cheered as much as his songs. But never before has he told the whole story. Running the gamut from personal memoir to shaggy-dog comedy to rueful memories of his troubles and triumphs with drugs and alcohol to sharp-eyed observations from years on the road, I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like is for fans of Snider's music, but also for fans of America itself: the broad, wild country that has produced figures of folk wisdom like Will Rogers, Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Tonya Harding, Garrison Keillor, and more. There are storytellers and there are performers and there are stand-up comedians. And then there's Todd Snider, who is all three in one, and something else entirely.

Art in America

To get it off the printed page. Sometimes, if there's rehearsal time, you can have some movement, some deeper interpretation, ... “They didn't like it.

Author: Ron McLarty

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440629938

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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"McLarty's storytelling skills shine in this ribald, riotously funny, but also poignant novel." —David Baldacci With his first two novels, Ron McLarty won acclaim for fashioning authentic characters that hook readers from the first page. With Art in America, McLarty has invented another unforgettable protagonist in one failed writer, Steven Kearney. Hired by the Creedemore Historical Society to write and direct a play about the rural Southern Colorado town, he unwittingly stumbles into a range war over property rights, a media circus, a diabolical plan that threatens the very safety of the town-and, with the help of a little romance, newfound self-confidence. With its sprawling cast of vivid characters and spellbinding pace, Art in America confirms Ron McLarty's enormous talent.

Falling With You

I mean, I love this place. I loved it when it was Jack and Rose's, and I love it even more now that the Connolly brothers are running it.

Author: Carrie Ann Ryan

Publisher: Carrie Ann Ryan

ISBN: 9781947007543

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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NYT bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan, concludes a brand new series where second chances don’t come often, and overcoming an unexpected loss means breaking everything you knew. The day Sienna Knight lost her best friend was the day she realized that she’d been living in the past. She’s tried to find a way to heal, to mend that break. Somehow, she came through it partially whole. But she knows she couldn't have done that without Aiden. The problem is, he once loved her best friend. And now she's gone, and she refuses to be in that shadow, or worse, a replacement for someone they both loved. Aiden Connolly left them all behind. His brother. His family. His best friend. And her. Only Sienna Knight doesn't realize what she means to him. But before he can make sure she knows, he need to figure out exactly what that is. Key Words: Contemporary, Romance, Series, Montgomery Ink, Tattoo, Ink, Denver, Colorado, Saga, Family Saga, Blue Collar, Second Chance Romance, Emotional Romance, Women's Fiction

Motivate Your Writing

Actual Reasons for Agents to Reject Your Work • The agent liked it but didn't love it and in a tight market doesn't feel up to the challenge of pushing it .

Author: Stephen P. Kelner

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584654538

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

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Energize and organize your writing life by tapping your fundamental motivators.

Some Like It Hot

But I'm in love with Anna.” “That's okay,” Maddy replied amiably. “No, it isn't. You know how much I care about you, but ... not like that.” Maddy nodded.

Author: Zoey Dean

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316041638

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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It's prom season, and no town does prom like Tinsel Town. Ben is back for the summer -- just in time to be Anna's prom date. But his family has a house guest who's so hot, she's bound to burn up their perfect plans. Adam finds out a scandalous secret that threatens to tear Cammie's world to pieces. Sam agrees to take Parker to the prom and they end up doing a lot more than dancing. What happens when Sam's romance-obsessed boyfriend Eduardo flies in from Paris to surprise Sam? This prom is sure to be glamorous, and occasionally downright shocking! It's just the kind of night the A-List crew will never forget.

The Interestings

It's not important that she like you. ... “You look like Paddington Bear,” Jules had said to him once about the hat. ... But she was not that girl.

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101602034

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Named a best book of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Time, and The Chicago Tribune, and named a notable book by The New York Times Book Review and The Washington Post “Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.”—The New York Times Book Review "A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . . . She's every bit as literary as Franzen or Eugenides. But the very human moments in her work hit you harder than the big ideas. This isn't women's fiction. It's everyone's."—Entertainment Weekly (A) From Meg Wolitzer, the New York Times–bestselling author of The Female Persuasion, a novel that has been called "genius" (The Chicago Tribune), “wonderful” (Vanity Fair), "ambitious" (San Francisco Chronicle), and a “page-turner” (Cosmopolitan). The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge. The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. Her friend Jonah, a gifted musician, stops playing the guitar and becomes an engineer. But Ethan and Ash, Jules’s now-married best friends, become shockingly successful—true to their initial artistic dreams, with the wealth and access that allow those dreams to keep expanding. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents have become and the shapes their lives have taken. Wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters who come together and apart in a changing New York City, The Interestings explores the meaning of talent; the nature of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life.

Your Inner Mammal How to Meet Your Real Emotional Needs and Become Stronger for Self and Others

(Jane Weaver, “Puppy LoveIt's Better than You Think. ... that when I grew up on a farm, all the critters seemed to like attention, especially being ...

Author: Ron Neff, Ph.D

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781483465371

Category: Self-Help


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Your Inner Mammal takes on anxiety, anger and depression -- the major emotional maladies that afflict us in the cold, impersonal and threatening modern world. To do that, Dr. Neff builds on the concept of “your inner child.” That concept has served us well in mental health for many years. If you are still a child – and a lucky one -- someone else may meet your emotional needs. But not if you are an adult. Your lover doesn’t want to love you as a needy child. They want – and need – a competent adult. In short, the inner child concept tells you to attend to your own emotional needs. Your Inner Mammal tells you a lot more. It tells you what those needs are. And it provides chapter after chapter of tools to meet those needs – including chapters entitled, ” The Importance of Being Calm,” “Your Angry Mammal,” “Your Inner Playmate,” “ Your Inner Dancer, ” “Getting In Touch,” and “You Are Part of Nature – Embrace It. ”

Mr Know It All

“Cult” means three smart people liked it and nobody paid to see it. ... they should have plotted how to make the ones who would like it love it more.

Author: John Waters

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472155191

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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No one knows more about everything - especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling - than John Waters. The man in the pencil-thin mustache, auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink Flamingos, Polyester, the original Hairspray, Cry-Baby, and A Dirty Shame, is one of the world's great sophisticates, and in Mr. Know-It-All he serves it up raw: how to fail upward in Hollywood; how to develop musical taste from Nervous Norvus to Maria Callas; how to build a home so ugly and trendy that no one but you would dare live in it; more important, how to tell someone you love them without emotional risk; and yes, how to cheat death itself. Through it all, Waters swears by one undeniable truth: "Whatever you might have heard, there is absolutely no downside to being famous. None at all." Studded with cameos of Waters's stars, from Divine and Mink Stole to Johnny Depp, Kathleen Turner, Patricia Hearst, and Tracey Ullman, and illustrated with unseen photos from Waters's personal collection, Mr. Know-It-All is Waters's most hypnotically readable, upsetting, revelatory book - another instant Waters classic. 'Waters doesn't kowtow to the received wisdom, he flips it the bird . . . [Waters] has the ability to show humanity at its most ridiculous and make that funny rather than repellent' Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post 'Carsick becomes a portrait not just of America's desolate freeway nodes - though they're brilliantly evoked - but of American fame itself' Lawrence Osborne, The New York Times Book Review

It Wasn t Pretty Folks But Didn t We Have Fun

Gingrich didn't like it . He started off his Publisher's Page for the issue by making his position clear : “ Since this issue will achieve currency barely a ...

Author: Carol Polsgrove

Publisher: RDR Books

ISBN: 1571430911

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 329

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Possibly the best book ever written about an American magazine editor, this biography offers a 3-D view of the assassinations, the student riots, the counterculture, the politicians, the pop icons and the war that made the 60s America's unforgettable decade. Under the aegis of former Marine Harold Hayes, Esquire helped turn journalists, editors and photographers like Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, Raymond Carver, Michael Herr, John Berendt and Diane Arbus into celebrities in their own right. Polsgrove's brilliant book, often resembling an Esquire cover story, offers a warts and all portrait of Hayes. Afterword by Ben Bagdikian.

Before the Dawn

No, it wasn't exactly a necessary need, but it was a necessary want. It seemed like there were many things in the wolf world like that.

Author: Courtney Rene

Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press

ISBN: 9781624203251

Category: Fiction

Page: 99

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Seventeen year old Abby can’t shake the darkness that continues to haunt her since her escape from the Hunterz. She can’t let it go. Questions continue to circle. Questions no one will answer. Who are they, really? Why do they hate the wolves so much? The answers could be found in a young boy named, Sam. He may be from the Hunterz, but he smells of wolf. Derek wants to believe her, and tries to help, but Abby still hasn’t learned how to accept help from others. Her relationships with her mother and father continue to deteriorate, but Derek is a puzzle. Some days he’s exactly what she wants and others he is all that she despises. Being a shifter isn’t as simple as she thought it would be. The wolf part is easy. It’s the human side that needs a little work.

Smitten in a Small Town

That was not who he was, not who he wanted to be. But Max needed an outlet, like she said, needed something to love. And it would be something the two of ...

Author: MJ Fredrick

Publisher: MJ Fredrick


Category: Fiction

Page: 1200

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Smitten in a Small Town blurb The first book in each of MJ Fredrick’s three small town series—travel from the Texas coast to a Minnesota lake town in this boxed set! Bluestone Homecoming (Welcome to Bluestone Book 1) War correspondent Leo Ericson returns to his hometown of Bluestone Lake, Minnesota, when his parents notify him his young son is having trouble fitting in at school. Leo doesn’t know how to be a single parent since the death of his wife, and he certainly has no desire to return to Bluestone. But he needs a place for his son, a place where he’ll be with family, while Leo does his job. He’ll stay long enough to get Max settled, then go back to work. School counselor Trinity Madison watches Leo struggle with his son, trying to overcome the mental barricade she’s erected against the man who sent his son away when he’s perfectly capable of caring for the child. The situation brings about her own unsettled feelings about giving her child up for adoption when she was young. But as she observes Leo’s difficulties, his sacrifices, she softens toward the man. While he’s in town, he ends up working with some old friends and Trinity on a committee to revitalize Bluestone. The former resort town is struggling and looking for ways to bring tourists back. Leo finds himself charmed, then smitten with the feisty counselor, but will he still love her when he learns her secret? Waltz Back to Texas (Lost in a Boom Town Book 1) After growing up in a dying town, with only two restaurants, no movie theater, and no future, waitress Cassidy Simon wants out. For once, luck is on her side when the oil boom comes to South Texas. She’s determined to use it for her advantage, starting up an RV park for the oilfield workers to add to her escape fund. She’s never been out of Texas, and she’s itching for adventure. Grady McKenna couldn’t get away from his family’s ranch fast enough when he was a teenager, but a tour in the Air Force in the Middle East is enough to convince him there’s no place like home. He’s seen the world, had his adventure. Now he’s ready to contribute to his family’s legacy in Evansville. Naturally, the woman who draws his attention is the one intent on slipping through his fingers. How can he convince her life with him will be all the adventure she needs? The Love I Want to Be In (The Off-Season Book 1) Single mother Brioney Mayburn has learned about responsibility the hard way, working as a maid in the motel in the small beach town of Avalon Island, Texas and looking after her younger brother. Local jack-of-all-trades Blue Maddox was her sister's high school boyfriend, but stayed behind when she went off to college. He's now drawn to Brioney, admiring her drive, her determination to give her daughter the best life she can. But will Brioney look past his beach-bum facade to see who he really is?

Macmillan s Magazine

Gerty didn't like Stanlake . “ Not I did see that , certainly . But at this very much , Papa , " she would say to moment my father dreamt of the devil ...



ISBN: UCAL:B3016859



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How Aliens Do It

Had you made love with him?" "Yes. I had to. I didn't like it much." It had been a failed attempt to earn love with sex. He took her hand in his.

Author: Judith Shimkus

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781427640093



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Murder on the Yellow Brick Road

That woman doesn't like you, Toby.” “Yesterday I though she loved me.” “Look in a mirror,” he said. “She says you tossed Peese out of the window.

Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9789049986223

Category: Fiction


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Toby Peters investigates threats to Judy Garland and a body on the MGM lot A year after The Wizard of Oz’s smash success, the yellow brick road is crumbling. The famous sets are stashed on a soundstage in the depths of the MGM back lot while the studio plans a sequel, and a strange addition has just been made to the scene: a munchkin in full costume lying facedown with a knife buried in his back. The studio boss calls Toby Peters, a Hollywood detective with a reputation for discretion, and asks for help keeping the murder quiet. MGM is a family company, and Judy Garland, who found the body, is a wholesome actress whose rising star cannot risk a whiff of scandal. But as Peters quickly learns, the threat to Miss Garland isn’t the tabloids: It’s the psychopathic killer whose turf is the back lot, and whose crime of choice is the murder of the silver screen’s finest.

Into the Lion s Den

I think it was sold with the rest of the furniture at our flat in Buenos Aires. ... The wine must be on my head,” he hurriedly answered, blushing like never ...

Author: Tionne Rogers

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781470982935



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Billionaires on the Beach

It hurt when it felt like that wasn't a realistic possibility. Logan reached out with one arm to pull her into a half hug—maybe so she knew he was just ...

Author: Elizabeth Lennox

Publisher: Elizabeth Lennox Books, LLC

ISBN: 9781944078447

Category: Fiction


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Class Reunion

... in and they're all dressed up and I'm like, “That's what I want. I wanna be like that. I wanna have a career and be independent and just be like that.

Author: Lois Weis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135932985

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Noted scholar Lois Weis first visited the town of "Freeway" in her 1990 book, Working Class Without Work. In that book we met the students and teachers of Freeway's high school to understand how these working-class folks made sense of their lives. Now, fifteen years later, Weis has gone back to Freeway for Class Reunion. This time her focus is on the now grown-up students who are, for the most part, still working class and now struggling to survive the challenges of the global economy. Class Reunion is a rare and valuable longitudinal ethnographic study that provides powerful, provocative insight into how the lives of these men and women have changed over the last two decades--and what their prospects might be for the future.