Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life - except that she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she's risking everything for the chance to find herself again.
Being a nurse gives Vanessa Meyer a true purpose in life. It grounds her in a way that nothing else can. Since she's watched her mother slide into the clutches of a painful condition, she's worked hard to better the lives of her patients, giving as much as she can to those who seek help. Garrett Ryan is an attorney in Manhattan. He centers his life on himself. When he's brought to the hospital after a horrible crash, Vanessa tends to his wounds. Their first meeting is explosive. She sees the worst in him.
The Stephen King Companion is an authoritative look at horror author King's personal life and professional career, from Carrie to The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. King expert George Beahm, who has published extensively about Maine's main author, is your seasoned guide to the imaginative world of Stephen King, covering his varied and prodigious output: juvenalia, short fiction, limited edition books, best-selling novels, and film adaptations.
"The Ultimate Stephen King Reference"
To reboot her life, shed weight, and gain perspective, candy shop owner Charlotte Caine is passing up sweet enticements. But willpower doesn't come easily when Spencer Gregory comes back to Hope's Crossing, bringing with him memories of broken promises. A retired pro baseball player on the mend from injury - and scandal - he's interested in his own brand of reinvention. Holding on to past hurt is her only protection against falling for him - again. But if she takes the risk, will she find in Spencer a hometown heartbreaker, or the hero she's always wanted?
Evie Blanchard was at the top of her field in the city of angels. But when an emotional year forces her to walk away from her job as a physical therapist, she moves from Los Angeles to Hope's Crossing seeking a quieter life. So the last thing she needs is to get involved with the handsome, arrogant Brodie Thorne and his injured daughter, Taryn. A self-made man and single dad, Brodie will do anything to get Taryn the rehabilitation she needs...even if it means convincing Evie to move in with them.
"Great Series. Wish book one was on audible, too."
Alexandra McKnight prefers a life of long workdays and...short-term relationships, and she's found it in Hope's Crossing. A sous chef at the local ski resort, she's just been offered her dream job at an exclusive new restaurant being built in town. But when it comes to designing the kitchen, Alex finds herself getting up close and personal with construction foreman Sam Delgado....
Spring should bring renewal, but Maura McKnight-Parker cannot escape the past. Still reeling from the loss of one daughter, the former free spirit is thrown for a loop by the return of her older daughter, Sage, and the reappearance of her first love, Sage's father. Jackson Lange never knew his daughter - never even knew that he'd left the love of his life pregnant when he fled their small town - but he has never forgotten Maura. Now they are all back, but Sage has her own secret....
"Like this series"
Is your workplace riddled with gossip, power struggles, and confusion? Do you seek clarity in your management and cohesiveness in your team? Do you have a personal obstacle affecting your professional success? If so, there is good news-help is on the way. Stop Workplace Drama offers down-to-earth, practical methods to help business owners, entrepreneurs, and private practice professionals maximize success, increase productivity, and improve teamwork and personal performance.
New Keeper Rhiannon Gryffald has her peacekeeping duties cut out for her - because in Hollywood it's hard to tell the actors from the werewolves, bloodsuckers, and shape-shifters. Then Rhiannon hears about a string of murders that bear all the hallmarks of a vampire serial killer, and she must confront her greatest challenge yet. Together with Elven detective Brodie McKay, she heads to Laurel Canyon, the epicenter of the danger, where they uncover a plot that may forever alter the face of human-paranormal relations….
How can she leave him to die? June Farrow works for Cold Plains Search and Rescue as cover for her real mission—helping Devotees escape from Samuel Grayson's evil cult. The rugged man she finds in the woods has no memory, but evidence points to his being one of Grayson's murderous enforcers. Hardwired to save lives, June's only option is to take him to the safe house.
"the perfect outsider"
Young Maia is fast approaching a turning point in her life. As a half-caste var, she must leave the clan home of her privileged half-sisters and seek her fortune in the world. With her twin sister, Leie, she searches the docks of Port Sanger for an apprenticeship aboard the vessels that sail the trade routes of the Stratoin oceans. On her far-reaching, perilous journey of discovery, Maia will endure hardship and hunger, imprisonment and loneliness, bloody battles with pirates and separation from her twin.
"I am a David Brin fan and this was exceptional!"
Brutal imprisonment has broken Aidan McAllister. His music is destroyed, and with it the visions he once gave a kingdom ravaged by dragon war. Now, he risks his hard-bought freedom to uncover the truth behind his incarceration - and to meet his enemy face-to-face....
Alessande Salisbrooke has been warned about the legend of the old Hildegard Tomb - how human sacrifices are being carried out by the followers of a shape-shifting magician. As a Keeper, Alessande understands the risks of investigating, but she can't shake the nagging feeling that the killings are tied to a friend's recent murder, and she can't turn her back. With the help of Mark Valiente, a dangerously sexy vampire cop, Alessande narrowly escapes becoming a sacrifice herself. But the bodies continue piling up, completely drained of blood.
"Overall, just kind of average"
Vanessa Meyer has overcome the struggles of her past to build a life that she can be proud of. She's a nurse in the ER, and her relationship with attorney Garrett Ryan fulfills her in a way that nothing else can. She has accepted the fact that her mother held damaging secrets, but she's ready to move on and start a new life. Everything changes when a letter reveals a painful truth. It sets a series of events in motion that challenges Vanessa's connection to everyone in her life.
They’ve been hunted across the Mournland, captured in Karrnath, and attacked in a dragon’s mountain lair. One band of adventurers has had enough. Time to take the battle to the enemy. Time to fight back. One young woman will have to decide to give in or embrace her destiny as... The Queen of Death.
Marked for Death begins a new epic trilogy set in the world of Eberron, Wizards of the Coast’s newest D&D campaign setting. The Eberron world will continue to grow through new roleplaying game products, novels, miniatures, and electronic games.
"It is Acceptable Pulp"
One morning Leah Kurtz goes to wake her adopted infant daughter and instantly knows something is terribly wrong. She is convinced that her baby has been switched with another child. Afraid that no one will believe her, Leah turns to an unlikely ally, despite the fact that her Amish community frowns on its members seeking help in the outside world. Dr. Mark Morelli studies the genetic illnesses that plague the Amish, but he has other, private reasons for coming to Maplecreek…reasons that may be tied to the mysterious disappearance of Leah's daughter.
In the sequel to Marked for Death, the heroic wielders of the dragonmarks continue their quest to rescue Kandler's daughter, following a trail that takes them deep into the perilous realm of Karrnath, a land in which the undead protect the nation from its enemies and where they must confront a lethal new foe.
Fleeing Samuel Grayson's cult was a risky move for Olivia Conner. So risky that the single mom left one of her children behind. What she'd seen in Cold Plains had destroyed all she believed in one heart-stopping instant. And it could get her killed.
Olivia's only option was a safe house she found with the help of ruggedly sexy mercenary Micah Grayson. But once she learned he was Samuel's twin, she dared not trust him … or the way her body reacted to his. Now the two must embark on a deadly mission to save her son.
From the family to the workplace to the marketplace, every facet of our lives is shaped by cooperative interactions. Yet everywhere we look, we are confronted by proof of how difficult cooperation can be - snarled traffic, polarized politics, overexploited resources, social problems that go ignored. The benefits to oneself of a free ride on the efforts of others mean that collective goals often are not met. But compared to most other species, people actually cooperate a great deal. Why is this?
"Brilliant -- so many "aha" moments"