Vanessa knew that dance was in her blood, but she had no idea the world of elite ballet was center stage for the darkest of secrets - until her sister mysteriously disappeared from the world-renowned New York Ballet Academy. Three years later, Vanessa follows in Margaret's footsteps, lands the role most girls at NYBA would kill for...and gets trapped in a sinister spiral of secrets. Back-stabbing bunheads, a fiercely unrelenting choreographer, and the sexy male lead of the troupe - they all want something from Vanessa. And though she revels in the attention, what Vanessa truly craves are answers.
In this romantic fairy tale remix, a cynical Los Angeles artist reluctantly pet-sits for her young niece's frog and discovers magic in the terrarium - in the form of a sexy enchanted prince.
When Jessica Walker escapes the city life in Atlanta to pursue her dream of being a successful sculptor in Colorado, she departs with a gift: her best friend Lily's magical recipe for a "Get a Husband" Brunswick stew, guaranteed to work even though Jess recently drop-kicked her two-timing dirtbag boyfriend. Skeptical Jess is sure the Rocky Mountains hold all the "magic" she needs, until a wildfire threatens to drive her from her new home - and a sweet and studly fireman comes to her rescue.
Real musicians don’t sign autographs, date models, or fly in private jets. They spend their lives in practice rooms and basement clubs or toiling in the obscurity of coffee-shop gigs, casino jobs, and the European festival circuit. The 10 linked stories in Power Ballads are devoted to this unheard virtuoso: the working musician. From the wings of sold-out arenas to hip-hop studios to polka bars, these stories are born out of a nocturnal world where music is often simply work, but also where it can, in rare moments, become a source of grace and transcendence, speaking about the things we never seem to say to one another.