Lord Randy was bad in bed in 1811, so his magician-mistress turned him into a sex demon with a curse: "You don't get out of this bed until you satisfy 100 women!" Lucky for Randy, two hundred years later, con-artist Clay finds the bed. Clay’s scam works until that foxy fraud investigator arrives. Lucky for Clay, fraud-cop Jewel has a weakness for hunky con men. Jewel is the hundredth woman, and she frees Randy—now he's her sex slave, and her case against the con artist dissolves in a hail of hormones.
"The Hinky Brass Bed - Funny!"
Hel became an energy vampire at seventeen and reduced her first lover to ashes. Forty years later, she still looks seventeen. Her life is teaching hyperactive boys, roller derby, and worrying about paying her mother's hospital bills. Nick Jones, federal anti-magic cop, has a secret, too. Magic turns him on, to his shame. This makes it hard for him when he's assigned to recruit Hel.
Hinky Squad senior investigator Jewel goes undercover, seeking pink smog...at a Roller Derby rink! Her sex demon, Randy, declares his mistress shouldn't wear fishnets and roller skates. He's driving Jewel to therapy. Her junior partner and former con artist, Clay Dawes, should be hunting a genie, but the sex goddess possessing his body would rather play Roller Derby. Clay's secrets could ruin him with Jewel...and his rival, Randy, knows them all.
Fraud cop Jewel has too much of a good thing. A hot con artist is her new partner and a bossy sex demon is her new booty slave. Now she's undercover, investigating the Venus Machine, which will make her irresistable to all men! With four con artists vying for possession, it must work, right?Jewel sits in the velvet chair to prove the Venus Machine is a fountain of flimflam. Looks like she's wrong about that one...
A live-in sex demon sure keeps a girl up at night. But for Jewel, a fraud cop leery of commitment, Randy could be too much of a good thing. Then hinky cases and kinky cases dovetail as Jewel and her hot partner Clay investigate an office orgy, a lockerful of pin-up ghosts, and an erotic film studio...and Randy goes undercover. Now she's got two hotties and a hard decision: If Jewel is the luckiest girl in Chicago, how come she's sleeping alone so much?
Bobbyjay and Daisy are trapped in a family feud, powerless to stop it from exploding. Then a Porsche Targa full of live smelt brings them together, and they fake a betrothal that carries them to crazyland. This romantic comedy introduces the world of stagehands - those blue-collar knights of chivalry, those workaholic, playaholic, unsung heroes behind the curtain.
When she witnesses King Dave’s humiliation at the hands of his ex-wife, preacher's daughter Nadine gains control of King Dave - and becomes his target. King Dave, son of the president of Chicago's stagehands, has never been bested. He will stop at nothing to recover his stolen machismo. A Backstage Boys romantic comedy!
"A really fun story"
Suddenly, there was a high voice screaming in the darkness: "Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!" It was Long John Silver’s parrot, Captain Flint! I turned to run . . .’But young Jim Hawkins does not escape from the pirates this time. Will he and his friends find the treasure before the pirates do? Will they escape from the island, and sail back to England with a ship full of gold?
Jennifer Stevenson’s debut novel starts with Raedawn Somershoe, who lives in a trailer on the banks of the Fox River. She likes men and men like her. It runs in the family: her mother, Gelia, can seduce a man just by walking across a road. When they set their sights on a man, something magical happens. Alexander Caebeau drives a bucketloader for a construction company. He’s lonely, homesick, tired of cutting down trees and putting up ugly buildings. He dreams of going back to the Bahamas, but when Alexander meets Raedawn Somershoe, something magical happens.
You are walking through the streets of London. It is getting dark and you want to get home quickly. You enter a narrow side-street. Everything is quiet, but as you pass the door of a large, windowless building, you hear a key turning in the lock. A man comes out and looks at you. You have never seen him before, but you realize immediately that he hates you. You are shocked to discover, also, that you hate him. Who is this man that everybody hates?
Communication involves the exchange of viewpoints, sometimes opposing positions. Unless you open your mind to another’s perspective, common ground can be tough to find. And finding common ground requires us to listen in order to really consider someone’s position.