Saxon Sinclair, the broodingly secretive Chief of Trauma at a busy Manhattan hospital is less than pleased to learn that her new resident is going to be the subject of a documentary film. The arrival of Jude Castle, a fiery independent filmmaker, soon sets sparks flying as the two driven women clash both personally and professionally. Both have secrets they have spent a lifetime guarding, and both have chosen careers over love.
"Radclyffe At Her Best"
While birding literature is filled with tales of expert observers spotting rare species in exotic locales, John Yow reminds us that the most fascinating birds can be the ones perched right outside our windows. In thirty-five engaging and sometimes irreverent vignettes, Yow reveals the fascinating lives of the birds we see nearly every day. Following the seasons, he covers forty-two species, discussing the improbable, unusual, and comical aspects of his subjects' lives.
"If You Love Birds . . . Grab It!"
A concubine at the palace learns quickly that there are many ways to capture the emperor's attention. Many paint their faces white and style their hair attractively, hoping to lure in the One Above All with their beauty. Some present him with fantastic gifts, such as jade pendants and scrolls of calligraphy, while others rely on their knowledge of seduction to draw his interest. Young Mei knows nothing of these womanly arts, yet she will give the emperor a gift he can never forget.
In The Reunion, we visit a vacation resort for a Marketplace "family" gathering, where slaves, former slaves, trainers, and their spouses, significant others and family members can relax, let their hair down, and connect with each other. But the "reunion" that matters most is that of Robin Cassidy (the slave from The Slave) and her first trainer, Chris Parker (the trainer from The Trainer).
"Best Marketplace Book Yet!"
So begins this extraordinary first novel about one wild year in the life of 14-year-old Charlotte Flax, when she and her sister Kate move with Mrs. Flax into a sleepy 1960's Massachusetts town. Mrs. Flax is a woman who wears polka-dot dresses and serves hors d'oeuvres for dinner every night, and Kate is a child who basically wants to be a fish. And then there's Charlotte, who in Patty Dann's hands, is transformed into a young woman of infinite whim and variety.
Darren Bridge is living a bachelor's dream. When he's not running into burning buildings with his crew, he's training the flavor of the week at his brother's gym. Few women have ever been off-limits...until Vanessa. Smart, beautiful, and with legs for days, she's unlike anyone he's ever met. Too bad he's sworn to leave her alone.
In 18th-century London, a man named Jack Harris published an annual guide entitled Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies, which noted the ladies' skills at prostitution. If you've ever used a Zagat or Frommer's guide, or Consumer Reports, you have an idea of how popular Harris's list must have been. Susie reads from a New Yorker article by Nicola Twilley that details how the guide evolved and who made it onto the selective list.
Susie has a friend working at a Nevada brothel who has a way to niche market herself. She stands apart from all the other girls, because she's 55 years old. While all the other workers are much younger, Kim has the upper hand on experience, and she has had many jobs within the sex industry. Susie reads from Kim's blog about what it's like to work at the Love Ranch North.
Susie unpacks the Craig's List witch hunt that pressured the company into removing its Adult Services section from its bulletin board. Susie says that the people who ran the campaign against the popular want ads claimed they were protecting "the innocent little children", but in fact, those crusaders were more of a collection of McCarthyist hypocrites.
After the 1908 Tunguska blast levels a Siberian forest the size of London, a Russian scientist makes an amazing discovery amongst the debris.
"Interesting Explanation for The Roswell Incident"
On this week's In Bed, Susie talks about a London-based company called Killing Kittens and its unusual boast: that it provides events for "the world's sexual elite". Jenna Sauers wrote an article in Marie Claire about just such a gathering in Long Island's exclusive Hamptons. Fifty guests were invited to a mansion on the beach for potential swinging and sexcapades. But what actually happened.... Well, Susie thinks this party was way too tame.
I've loved Danny since I was five. He's loved me longer. It seemed destined that we would be together; it seemed like the stars had aligned. Then we grew up, and life got in the way. He's stepping up to be president of the motorcycle club we grew up in. And I want no part in it. I want to be free, to travel the world and experience life without violence. He's not willing to give up the club. I'm not willing to be an old lady. But giving him up is like losing a part of myself.
They say opposites attract. In my world that isn't a good thing. I did everything I could to escape the grips of the motorcycle club I'd grown up in when I turned 21. It wasn't about fear, or betrayal, or even lack of love. I just needed my own life. I had to know how it felt to stand on my own two feet, without their protection. Then I met Diesel. Mysterious, dark, with eyes that screamed to be understood.
Jace Sinclair here, and I'm amazing. There is no other way to describe me. I am the leading scorer for the Bellevue Bullies, I'm the captain, and people love me: my family, my teammates, my coach, and the NHL. This is my last year in college - I already have one foot in the draft. Hockey keeps me warm even when it's freezing. It's always there when nothing else is. And it pushes me to be the best I can be. It's my one and only love. That is, until I see her against a tree with a guitar. Avery.
"Loved Jace and Avery!"
Book two in the series Trek Mi Q’an, No Mercy tells us the story of King Rem Q’an Tal and the capture of his Sacred Mate. Giselle McKenzie trembled inexplicably as the sound of a low growl reverberated throughout the threads of her consciousness. She knew it couldn’t have emitted from her date, the man sitting across from her in the quaint restaurant. Yet every time he placed his hand over hers, she heard that eerie, primitive growl.
"Little bit disappointed"
He's arrogant, domineering, and...To. Die. For. Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn't chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is until he's saddled with something he's never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.
"Holy Alien Hotness"
Addison has had a hard life. Her mother is useless, and her father hasn't been in her life for years. When her mother dies, she's left with no money and an angry man after her. She goes to the only person she knows can take care of her right now - her father. She knows her father is the president of an MC club, but she doesn't quite realize just how much she will come to rely on that club.
During a trek to Loch Ness, Scotland, a young Charles Darwin encounters a mysterious and terrifying creature that provides a spark for his evolutionary theory. Almost 200 years later and across the Channel in Paris, the Eiffel Tower is under attack. Only through detective work, intuition, and a judicious application of high-tech weaponry does former Army combat engineer Tyler Locke prevent a massacre.
"Fun but way out there."
Sylvan, the Wolf Were Alpha, forges an uneasy alliance with Vampire Detective Jody Gates, heir to a powerful Vampire clan, to battle a shadow army of humans and rogue Praeterns bent on destroying any hope of legal acceptance of the non-human species. With outside forces threatening to destroy the Praetern Coalition, several female Were adolescents turn up missing and chaos descends upon Sylvan's personal guards when Sylvan and her new mate are overtaken by breeding frenzy. While Sylvan struggles to protect her Pack, Jody fights her destiny as well as her growing hunger for human reporter, Becca Land.
Born and raised on the violent streets of Chicago, Ja'ziya and her three besties, Tiki, ReRe, and Dirty E, are all determined to do three things: finish school, get money, and live comfortably. Ja'ziya and her crew aren't your average hood rats that wanna date and marry a D-Boy. Adapting to some of the bad habits from the streets, plus some help from an unknown source, they get money their own way...the ski-mask way! Robbing drug dealers is like taking candy from a baby. That was, until they robbed the wrong person.
"A well written story"