Being the assistant to uptight workaholic Brant Stone is more than Emma can bear. But in her weaker moments, she can't help but admit that the sexy control freak can turn her on with an insult more than any man she's ever met. So when Emma gains an unexpected advantage, she blackmails Brant into accompanying her to her high school reunion. After all, the enemy she knows is preferable to a blind date arranged by her meddling mother.
While Spartans get all the glory, no soldier - not even the legendary Master Chief - wins a war on his own. Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck and his team of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODSTs) played a major role in saving the Earth from all-out invasion at the end of the Covenant War - acts of bravery and ingenuity that did not go unnoticed by the United Nations Space Command.
"Halo New Blood was gorgeous."
A cyborg on the edge of eternity, a lonely 10-year old girl, a curmudgeon seeking his one great novel; there are many lost souls desperate for a way out. These 20 tales show us the side of humanity we'd often like to ignore.
Sawyer Walker has never had an issue with women. The female population tends to swarm toward him, in fact, and he's never had a complaint. But there's one woman Sawyer has always had his eye on - one woman who won't give him the time of day. In recent months, it would seem that Kennedy Endsley is opening up to Sawyer, but she's got a few surprises in store for him. As hard as she finds it to resist the handsome Walker brother, she's not willing to give in easily. Not when her heart is on the line.
Why are many readers drawn to stories that texture ethnic experiences and identities other than their own? How do authors such as Salman Rushdie and Maxine Hong Kingston, or filmmakers in Bollywood or Mexico City produce complex fiction that satisfies audiences worldwide? In Analyzing World Fiction, 15 renowned luminaries use tools of narratology and insights from cognitive science and neurobiology to provide answers to these questions and more.
When Aphrodite gets the "love tingle" for Adam Redmont and Victoria Hunton, she's determined to get these two lovebirds together. Adam and Torie are in fierce competition for the same business opportunities in Broken Arrow, so Aphrodite does a little goddess magic (AKA manipulation) to send the two stubborn lovers to sending them to her newest brilliant venture: a sex club she opened in the barn of an old apple farm.
Camille has exhausted the last of her nine lives. Under strict cat law, she must depart this earth for the eternal tenth life. Pioline and Poulet, her eight-week-old kittens, are left behind. Willed by Camille's departed spirit, Boots, her aging brother, finds the kittens under the deck of John and Sandi's house. They are wired with fear and spirits so lost they might never be found. Boots, a lifelong stray, confesses he is ill suited for the caring of kittens.
Rebecca Front (The Thick of It, Grandma's House) reads the gripping and often darkly comic debut novel from critically acclaimed playwright Justin Greene. In her leafy English suburb, teenage Hallie Cruyps plays the life simulation computer game Cyberbia. Neither her parents nor her psychiatrist attempt to stop her. After everything she's been through, who could deny her the peace it brings?
A marine corps pilot is shot down over North Korea during the Korean conflict. This is his story of his trials as he makes his way back to American forces. How does an Indian Caucasian hide among the Asian populace to escape the notice of the North Korean authorities? Aided by two clever Korean teenagers, he reaches South Korea and finally his home in Colorado.
Divorced mom Libby Grace works as an elementary school teacher and has no social life to speak of. The most she has to worry about is finding a way to fix a leaky faucet without a budget for a plumber. The next thing Libby knows she's standing at the foot of her son's bed without her body!
The Pequot Indian intellectual, author, and itinerant preacher William Apess was one the most important voices of the nineteenth century. Here, Philip F. Gura offers the first book-length chronicle of Apess' fascinating and consequential life.
Walking love disaster Mia Donovan is a reality television production assistant by day, secret dating blogger Lonely Girl by night. All she has to do to get the job of a lifetime is face her fears and step in front of the camera. Unfortunately that also means dating her nemesis, Single Guy, for the entire world to see.
Sixteen-year-old Cassidy Tomei was one of the lucky few airlifted aboard the Wonder to the planet Nyx. This emergency exodus from Earth was meant to bring new hope for the remaining survivors of humankind, but there's one problem. Humankind isn't alone on this mysterious new planet. On Nyx, Cassidy is one of many living amongst subzero temperatures and with nothing, but a meager ration of food for every household.
From shame to self-acceptance, from sexual ambiguity to definitive choice, from skepticism to belief, Donna Carol Voss's journey from childhood through marriage and motherhood is both unique and universal, a story that will resonate long after the last page is read.
Candece's Adventures continue in the Spiritual Garden with the Magical Pond in this book. She learns to fly, finds a kangaroo with magical powers, and faces the Trolls of the darkness.
Candece is an amazing 11-year old with unique gifts that only few are aware of. She has a special mentor that visits her in her dreams to guide her along the way and keep her on the right path.
Janice Newton avoids close ties by directing all her energy toward her job and using her well-developed defense system to keep everyone, especially the coworker she secretly craves, at arm's length. But will her fear of reopening old wounds keep her from a relationship with the one person who sees through her tough exterior and into her vulnerable heart?
Are you suffering from (un)conscious blockages? Are negative thoughts, anger and sorrows taking away your joy of living? Do you want to feel comfortable in your own skin again? Allow yourself to free yourself from unnecessary sorrows and burden! Treat yourself to a special short vacation of almost an hour – with the felt result of a several weeks lasting holiday! Feel fine all around again! You will be put into the wonderful state of trance and then you can let go of everything that puts a burden on your shoulders.
Lillian Linden is a liar. On the surface, she looks like a brave survivor of a plane crash. But she's been lying to her family, her friends, and the whole world since rescue helicopters scooped her and her fellow survivor, Dave Hall, off a deserted island in the South Pacific. Missing for almost two years, the castaways are thrust into the spotlight after their rescue, becoming media darlings overnight. But they can't tell the real story--so they lie.
There is no cure for being who you truly are.… In a cottage high atop Llanfair Mountain, sixteen-year-old Clara lives with her sister, Maren, and guardian Auntie. By day, they gather herbs for Auntie’s healing potions. By night, Auntie spins tales of faraway lands and wicked fairies. Clara’s favorite story tells of three orphan infants—Clara, who was brought to Auntie by a stork; Maren, who arrived in a seashell; and their best friend, O’Neill, who was found beneath an apple tree. One day, Clara discovers shimmering scales just beneath her sister’s skin. She realizes that Maren is becoming a mermaid—and knows that no mermaid can survive on land. Desperate to save her, Clara and O’Neill place the mermaid-girl in their gypsy wagon and set out for the sea. But no road is straight, and the trio encounters trouble around every bend. Ensnared by an evil troupe of traveling performers, Clara and O’Neill must find a way to save themselves and the ever-weakening mermaid. And always, in the back of her mind, Clara wonders, if my sister is a mermaid, then what am I?
Graduate students Zoë and Holli only mean to blow off some steam on their road trip to Las Vegas. But something goes terribly wrong on their way home, and the last time Zoë sees her, Holli is in the clutches of a sadistic killer. Zoë flees with her life, changed forever.