Renowned researchers Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett offer groundbreaking analysis showing that greater economic equality-not greater wealth-is the mark of the most successful societies, and offer new ways to achieve it.
"An Important Book"
For Heather, Castle, Alaska offers many surprises. A new job - as a nanny of all things - a handsome firefighter whose charisma proves a distraction from her plans, and the danger of discovery. Heather may have to hightail it out of Castle and into the wilderness, or risk being dragged back into the very situation she'd fled. Romance takes a backseat for single dad Chris Elder, while he focuses on his young son and his job as a firefighter/smokejumper in the small community of Castle.
The promise of an exciting date with the blonde, blue-eyed woman of her dreams has lured Charlotte to sign up with Madame Evangeline's 1Night Stand at the urging of her friend Julia - a 1Night Stand success story. Expecting a night at a luxurious Castillo resort, Charlotte is aghast when her limo turns in at the Castillo Wagon Wheel, a dude ranch! This is one city woman who is not interested in dusty bunkhouses full of cowboys.
Terci's success as a BDSM romance author is not mirrored in her relationships. Maybe what she wants is what she writes. And maybe Madame Eve can give her a night to find out if that's true with the Domme of her dreams. Author Mariana Martin, aka Mistress K, has received a 1Night Stand as a gift from her agent, but she fears a convention might not be the best place to play. She keeps her life as a Domme separate from her public career. What if her secret is exposed? But she can't say no to Terci.
Aislinn never wants to see another doctor. Their painful and pointless treatments have done nothing to improve her rapidly deteriorating health. She hopes that the staff of Wiccan Haus can at least offer a change of scene, if not a return of a little of her former strength. She's delighted to meet Punda, a masseuse, on her arrival and charmed by the cottage in the apple orchard where she will stay.
"Three is no crowd."
Christmas afternoon isn't always about napping amid the wrapping and ribbons. For petite, lovely Lily it's about fulfilling the fantasy of a lifetime with the hansome and muscular Dom, Barry, who she met at the scandalous Carnivore Club. There's sure to be lots of hot BDSM play, but will this holiday happening make them the next Carnivore Couple couple to make a love connection?
"Christmas Afternoon Delight"
She’s swept off her feet...Or kept from falling on her behind in the lobby of the Los Angeles Superior Court Building by the first man to catch her eye since opening her own business. Evie Thomas can’t spare time from running her brand new flower shop to serve on a jury. Particularly a celebrity trial. Can’t these soap opera stars settle their problems without involving those trying to earn an honest living? Still, if she must do her civic duty, it doesn’t hurt to have the diversion of a smart, sexy soldier just back from the Middle East. It’s not as if she’s falling in love.
Honey's worried about her marriage. She fears that although her husband still seeks to make love to her, it's only hurried morning sex and perhaps the magic is gone from their relationship. After all, she's no longer dressed to the nines every day, but as a telecommuting, stay-at-home mom, she is lucky to get dressed at all some days.
Goldland is a town with a lot to hide and Alden is a man who loves to uncover secrets. But a beautiful schoolmarm with an enticing bustle can be a big distraction. As long as he doesn't have unprotected sex with a shifter during the 24 hours before the full moon, there shouldn't be any problems. But when a step into the past catches them both off guard, well, maybe Orlena should come with a warning label.
"True Blood Fans look no further... You'll love it."
Pete hopes the magic of the holiday season will help him to mend the friendship one night of teenage indiscretion tore apart. A successful software designer, he is bringing his girlfriend, Gina, to Avalon to meet his oldest friend, and first love, Andy. A dozen years have passed and it will take all the Christmas spirit in Avalon to mend the rift and maybe, just maybe, bring the three of them together for a night of explosive sex that will catapult them into a happy ever after beyond any of their wildest dreams.