Kathleen Rooney draws on her own experiences working as an artist's model, as well as the famous, notorious, and mysterious artists and models through the ages. Through a combination of personal perspective, historical anecdote, and witty prose, Live Nude Girl reveals that both the appeal of posing nude for artists and the appeal of drawing the naked figure lie in our deeply human responses to beauty, sex, love, and death.
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The Way They Were is book two of That Second Chance series. (These are standalone books tied together by a common theme - belief in the beauty of that second chance).
He hasn't spoken her name in fourteen years. She keeps a journal hidden in the back of her closet and permits herself to write about him once a year - on the anniversary of the first and only time they made love. They promised to love one another forever, but tragedy tore them apart. Now, destiny may just bring them back together.
One goal consumes Chazma Donnelly: find the dark sorcerer who murdered her parents. When the trail leads her to Ireland, she takes a job cataloging a private library. But she doesn't expect to find a manor house that eerily echoes one in her dreams, or an employer whose touch awakens a savage darkness in her. The attraction between Chaz and Jethro McBain is volatile, but darkness surrounds his aura.
College freshman Emily didn't expect too much when she came home for summer vacation. After all, nothing interesting had ever really happened at the bed and breakfast her parents owned in the heart of Virginia. However, she never counted on meeting Adam Marshall. Adam's sexy body wasn't the only thing that Emily was attracted to. The dark secrets he carried drew her closer to him, and she looked forward to getting to know the handsome stranger. However, summer was over almost before it started.
Ten years after her world was shattered by rape, Brooke Hague has finally picked up the pieces of her life. She worked hard to put that horrible night behind her, but the madman who hurt her is paroled and begins to stalk her. Now, Brooke's life is in danger. Crab fishing captain Nathan Lowery has suffered his fair share of tragedy over the years. He swears he's given up on love, despite the feelings he has for the shy, petite redhead.
After recovering from a freak car crash that put her in a coma and left her with no memory of the accident, wealthy socialite Alicia Pageant becomes convinced there is a connection between the mysterious disappearance of her neighbor and a series of bizarre occurrences inside her own house; but everyone - including the detective called to investigate - thinks the woman's head injury has left her unable to distinguish reality from fantasy.
Thrust into a limelight she never chose, Katie's been paired with Danny for as long as she can remember. Films, roadshow tours, and drugstore appearances - post-war Hollywood can't seem to get enough of the sweetheart team. They'll even fall in love one day. But young love seldom survives the fog wake of Los Angeles - a place of dreams and nightmares.