Wicked Cowboy Charm
By Carolyn Brown
Josie Dawson may be new to Dry Creek, Texas, but even she's heard the rumors about Deke Sullivan--the man who can charm his way into any woman's skinny jeans with those bedroom eyes and devastating smile. Well, not her! She's got her own business to run and just because she happens to live next door to Deke, that does not mean there's going to be any midnight hanky-panky.Deke Sullivan longs for a family of his own. The second he meets Josie, he realizes he's finally found the woman he's ready to settle down with once and for all. But will he ever be able to convince her he's become a one-woman man?
Wolfgang Puck Makes it Healthy
By Wolfgang Puck
Acclaimed chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck shares his classic recipes made healthy along with easy exercise moves to help readers lose weight and feel energetic.In WOLFGANG PUCK MAKES IT HEALTHY, Wolfgang Puck shares the food and fitness plan that helped him transform from being overweight and out of shape to fit and energetic. Now, he offers more than 100 health-conscious recipes, some modified classics from his earlier classics; others brand new. Readers will find flavorful food for every meal, including snacks and desserts, inspired by Mexican, Asian, Italian, Indian, and French cuisine.Puck will never tell readers that they can't enjoy a glass of wine or to cut out their favorite foods. Instead, he partnered with trainer Chat Waterbury and journalist Lou Schuler to outline an exercise solution. They've uncovered a plan for the fitness-phobic out there who want to be able to indulge a little: an adaptable 40 minute workout program focused on core stability, cardio fitness, and mobility that can be adapted to suit anyone's daily life.
Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel
By Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE . . . a friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while its citizens pretend to sleep. It's a town like your town, with a city hall, a bowling alley, a diner, and a radio station reporting all the news that's allowed to be heard. It might be more like your town than you'd like to admit.In this ordinary town where ghosts, aliens and government conspiracies are parts of everyday life, the lives of two women, with two mysteries, are about to converge.From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an original mystery of appearances and disappearances about the ways we all struggle to find ourselves, no matter where we live.
Who's Afraid Too?
By Maria Lewis
Tommi Grayson: all bark, all bite . . . and now she's BACK!After the worst family reunion in history, Tommi needed some space. She's spent the last few weeks trying to understand her heritage - the one that comes with a side order of fur - as well as learning about her Maori ancestry and how she can connect to it. But she can only escape for so long. When an unspeakable evil returns, Tommi will need every piece of knowledge and all the skills she has. With the help of allies old and new, frenemies both helpful and super-annoying, she's going to take the fight to the enemy . . . Praise for Maria Lewis 'Gripping, fast-paced, and completely unexpected, Who's Afraid has more twists than a tornado. I loved this story!' Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Charley Davidson series'It's about time we had another kick-arse werewolf heroine - can't wait to find out what happens next!' Keri Arthur'Journalist Maria Lewis grabs the paranormal fiction genre by the scruff of its neck to give it a shake with her debut novel Who's Afraid?' The West Australian'Underworld meets Animal Kingdom.' ALPHA Reader 'Truly one of the best in the genre I have ever read.' Oscar-nominee Lexi Alexander (Green Street Hooligans, Punisher: War Zone, Arrow, Supergirl)'Lewis creates an intriguing world that's just begging to be fleshed out in further books.' APN 'If you haven't heard about Maria Lewis's new urban fantasy novel Who's Afraid you must have been living under a rock.' Good Reading Magazine'An intriguing take on a classic monster with vibrant, modern characters.' Sci Fi Bulletin 'Pay attention urban fantasy fans - Maria Lewis is a name you'll want to remember.' One More Page 'Definitely worth reading over and over again, as well as buying multiple copies. Great stocking stuffers, those werewolf books.' Maria Lewis's mum
What Language Do I Dream In?
By Elena Lappin
Elena Lappin's life could be described as 'five languages in search of an author'. She now lives in London, but she was born in Russia and has lived in Czechoslovakia, Germany, Israel, Canada, and the United States. As a multiple émigré, her decision to write in English was the unexpected result of many wanderings, and this memoir tells the story of finding a voice in a language that is not one's own. Russian, Czech, German, Hebrew, and finally English: how do they, and the family roots and cultures they represent define who she is, and how has adopting English allowed her to be a writer?The story of Lappin's identity is unexpectedly complicated by the discovery, in middle age, that her biological father was an American living in Russia. Their encounter introduces an element of mystery to the search for her roots, and a surprise: suddenly, English is more than the accidental 'home in exile' - it is the language she may have been close to from the very beginning.
The Wild Robot
By Peter Brown
When robot Roz crash lands on an island, she's forced to fight for survival. The only way Roz can live is by learning about her new environment from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. But when she finds herself taking care of a baby goose, all the animals pitch in and teach Roz how to thrive in this new world.Heartwarming and full of action, Peter Brown's debut will raise thought-provoking questions about the role technology plays in society, how humans affect the world around us, and what it means to be alive.
By B. A. Frade, Stacia Deutsch
Don't make the same mistake Emma made. Don't read my book. Signed,The Scaremaster... Don't say I didn't warn you.Twelve-year-old Emma is excited to spend a night away at best friend Samantha's house for an epic sleepover with Sam's very chic out-of-town cousins - but when the cousins turns out to have a creepy secret, it's up to Emma to solve this wolfish mystery, race against the clock to outwit the Scaremaster, and stop a werewolf in her tracks.For fans of Goosebumps, Eerie Elementary, and the Haunted Library series, debut pseudonymous author B.A. Frade brings frightfully funny tales to life in this new middle grade series.
Worth Fighting For
By Kirsty Moseley
Kirsty Moseley brings us the heart-pounding sequel to Fighting to be Free. Sometimes in life you have to walk away . . .Leaving Jamie Cole was the hardest thing Ellie Pearce ever had to do. Somehow, she moved on. She made a new life in a new city with a new man. So when a family tragedy calls Ellie back home, she believes all her old feelings for Jamie - the hunger, the heat, the heartbreak - are safely behind her. But the second she lays eyes on him, the intensity of their connection is as strong as ever.Sometimes you stay and fight . . .Jamie knows pain. He's felt it fighting in the streets, and he felt it fighting to survive in prison. Yet nothing he's experienced has been as painful as the day Ellie left - until the moment she came back. This time Jamie is determined to hold on to Ellie forever. But as much as she still loves him, she can't ignore the dark world he's now a part of. Jamie has enemies. Dangerous ones. And after seeing Jamie with Ellie, they know exactly how to take him out . . .Praise for Fighting to be Free'An epically beautiful love story that will have you compulsively turning the pages' RJ Prescott, USA Today bestselling author'An utterly captivating read' Natasha Preston, NYT bestselling author
By Keri Arthur
When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes in the veil between worlds, they allowed entry to the Others. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep the darkness at bay . . . The humanoid supersoldiers known as the déchet were almost eradicated by the war. Ever since, Tiger has tried to live her life in peace in hiding. But in the wake of her discovery that Central City's children are being kidnapped and experimented on, Tiger's conscience won't let her look the other way.The key to saving them lies within the walls of a pharmaceutical company called Winter Halo. But as Tiger learns more about the facility, her mission is derailed by a complication: Winter Halo's female security guards are being systematically attacked by an unknown force.Now Tiger must summon all her gifts to stop those responsible for both atrocities-no matter the cost to herself...
When All the Girls Have Gone
By Jayne Ann Krentz
Jayne Ann Krentz, the New York Times bestselling author of Secret Sisters, delivers a thrilling novel of the deceptions we hide behind, the passions we surrender to, and the lengths we'll go to for the truth . . . When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her step-sister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished. Beautiful, brilliant - and reckless - Jocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle after his previous career as a criminal profiler went down in flames - literally. Burned out, divorced and almost broke, Max needs the job. After surviving a near-fatal attack, Charlotte and Max turn to Jocelyn's closest friends, women in a Seattle-based online investment club, for answers. But what they find is chilling . . . When her uneasy alliance with Max turns into a full-blown affair, Charlotte has no choice but to trust him with her life. For the shadows of Jocelyn's past are threatening to consume her - and anyone else who gets in their way . . .
When We Rise
By Cleve Jones
Born in 1954, Cleve Jones was part of the last generation of gay people who grew up not knowing if there was anyone else on the entire planet who felt the same way he did. It wasn't until Jones was fourteen, flipping through the pages of Life magazine, when he saw the headline "Homosexuals in Revolt!" followed by several pages of text and photographs of the new gay rights movement, including photos of men marching with fists in the air through the streets of Greenwich Village, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, that he understood that he was part of a larger community. To say Cleve was thrilled to discover this movement is an understatement; it saved his life. In the early 1970s Cleve moved to San Francisco, a city whose beautiful streets, progressive politics, and sexually charged nightlife were drawing in thousands of young gay men every year from towns across America. After some time in Europe, Jones took an internship in Harvey Milk's City Hall office, and Milk would become Cleve's mentor, an experience that would bring Cleve the forefront of the gay rights movement (and make him a witness to Milk's 1978 assassination). With the onset of the AIDS crisis in the early 1980s Jones emerged as one the gay community's most outspoken activists - a role that continues to today. In 1983, Cleve co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and in 1987 founded The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, the world's largest community arts project. In 2009 he led the National March for Equality in Washington, D.C. From one of the most iconic living LGBTQ activists,WHEN WE RISE is a beautifully written memoir that brings to life the drama and heartbreak of the AIDS crisis - and the lost San Francisco and lost generation of men who came before it.
What Have We Done
By David Wood
Most Americans are now familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its prevalence among troops. In this groundbreaking new book, David Wood examines the far more pervasive yet less understood experience of those we send to war: moral injury, the violation of our fundamental values of right and wrong that so often occurs in the impossible moral dilemmas of modern conflict. Featuring portraits of combat veterans and leading mental health researchers, along with Wood's personal observations of war and the young Americans deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, WHAT HAVE WE DONE offers an unflinching look at war and those who volunteer for it: the thrill and pride of service and, too often, the scars of moral injury.Impeccably researched and deeply personal, WHAT HAVE WE DONE is a compassionate, finely drawn study of modern war and those caught up in it. It is a call to acknowledge our newest generation of veterans by listening intently to them and absorbing their stories; and, as new wars approach, to ponder the inevitable human costs of putting American "boots on the ground."
By Kelly Elliott
The first heartwarming instalment of New York Times bestseller Kelly Elliott's Love Wanted in Texas seriesAlex and Will have spent months keeping their relationship hidden from their families. Getting caught prematurely causes them to admit their love for each other to their parents. One decision made by Alex's father changes her entire world, shattering her plans for the future. Alex always thought Will was the very air she breathed, but life has a way of casting doubts on the one thing she thought was absolute . . . their love. Can Will's promise to Alex be enough for her to hold on to or will she find herself travelling down a different path that she never imagined for herself?
By Carrie Hope Fletcher
An exclusive On the Other Side novella featuring the characters Vincent Winters and Evie Snow.Prove yourself worthy.Prove yourself true.Fight like you didn'tand she'll come to you. Evie Snow was the love of Vincent Winters' life, and of every lifetime he would ever live, but they didn't get the ending they wanted. He never stopped loving her though and he never, ever, forgot about her.Suddenly Vincent has the chance to right an old wrong and to finally prove himself worthy of Evie's love - he just needs to get to her first.As Vincent begins the journey of a lifetime, he learns more about love than he ever thought possible, and somehow, some way, he may also find his way back to the only woman he ever truly loved . . .
When the Sea Turned to Silver
By Grace Lin
Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller.Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan, a mysterious boy who seems to have his own secrets to hide. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei's grandmother--before it's too late.A fast-paced adventure that is extraordinarily written and beautifully illustrated, When the Sea Turned to Silver is a masterpiece companion novel to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Starry River of the Sky
The White Donkey: Terminal Lance
By Maximilian Uriarte
A powerful, compulsively page-turning, vivid, and moving tribute to the experience of war and PTSD,The White Donkey tells the story of Abe, a young Marine recruit who experiences the ugly, pedestrian, and often meaningless side of military service in rural Iraq. He enlists in hopes of finding that missingsomething in his life but comes to find out that it's not quite what he expected. Abe gets more than he bargained for when his journey takes him to the middle east in war-torn Iraq.This is a story about a Marine, written and illustrated by a Marine, and is the first graphic novel about the war in Iraq from a veteran. The White Donkeyexplores the experience of being a Marine, as well as the challenges that veterans face upon their return home, and its raw power will leave you in awe.
By Terry Jennings, David Thomas
In a signed copy of his autobiography, Waylon Jennings penned a personal note to his son, Terry Jennings, ending it with the words, "I did my best. Now it's your turn." It is with this spirit in mind that Terry has finished telling the true story of his father's remarkable, unvarnished life.Born when Waylon was a mere nineteen years old, Terry had an intimate view of his father's antics, as the two shared an incredibly close relationship. More like brothers than a father and son, by the time Terry was thirteen he was a regular on the road, smoking marijuana with his dad and observing the wild ways that laid the foundation of the infamous country-music sensation, "The Outlaws." When it came to "The Outlaws," Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson were active players in the debauchery, as Waylon led a reckless lifestyle centered around his music, hard drugs, and women. Critical acclaim, sold-out tours and mob-like pandemonium were unfortunately overshadowed by darker personal challenges he faced including multiple divorces, crippling debt, and severe depression stemming from his best friend Buddy Holly's premature death.Terry Jennings witnessed all of the above and was a willing participant. As he followed his father on the road he began working with the crew, managing Waylon's career and becoming his closest confidante. Despite their closenes, though, the rules of the road ultimately prevailed. Eventually Terry found himself nursing a drug habit that eclipsed his father's; more than once Waylon even stole Terry's girlfriends. While it is no secret that Waylon was no saint, this is an honest look at a loving and complicated father-son relationship that will resonate for generations of country music fans.
Welcome To Baby Land
By Maggie Lord
Babies bring their parents a tremendous amount of joy... and sometimes a little bit of stress. WELCOME TO BABY LAND to the rescue! This coloring book will relax and entertain new and expectant parents as they navigate the always exciting, sometimes stressful months from birth through babyhood. Tiny shoes, cozy onesies, patterned swaddle blankets and colorful rattles-this book has it all! WELCOME TO BABY LAND is the perfect de-stress activity for new and expecting parents and makes a wonderful gift for baby showers, or for anyone who just loves babies! So next time you drop the pacifier or can't figure out why your baby is crying, take a deep breath, grab your pens and pencils, and color your way to calm.
By Darrell Issa
As Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Darrell Issa forced open the corridors of power and exposed the wrongdoing of some of Washington's most prominent officials. He led the fight for historic House votes to hold in contempt both Attorney General Eric Holder and IRS manager Lois Lerner for their corrupt conduct. Now, he reveals for the first time how Americans were intentionally mislead and repeatedly lied to by their government about Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and the IRS' targeting of conservatives-and what it took to make sure no one got away with it. In his fight for truth and transparency, Issa explains in WATCHDOG why our leaders have to be willing to fight for what's right. They have to be accountable to the most important special interest of all: the American people.
The World's 100 Weirdest Museums
By Geoff Tibballs
When we think of the world's great museums, we tend to think of the Louvre, the Guggenheim or the Victoria and Albert. We do not immediately think of the Dog Collar Museum, the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, the Museum of Broken Relationships or Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum. Yet scattered across the globe are museums dedicated to every conceivable subject, from bananas to Bigfoot, lawnmowers to leprechauns, teapots to tapeworms, mustard to moist towelettes, and pencils to penises. Many are serious collections housed in grand buildings, others are located in tiny premises and are open to visitors by appointment only, often the result of one person's crazy lifetime obsession. This book lists the world's 100 weirdest museums in order of quirkiness, encompassing such delights as The Museum of Witchcraft in Cornwall, a museum in Kentucky that houses 800 ventriloquists' dolls, the Museum of Bad Art in Massachusetts, the Paris Sewer Museum, the French Fry Museum in Bruges, the Museum of Contraception and Abortion in Vienna, the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in Tennessee, Japan's Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum (quite possibly the world's only museum devoted to instant noodles), and the Kunstkamera in St Petersburg, home to Peter the Great's collection of oddities including deformed fetuses and the decapitated head of a love rival preserved in vinegar. After all, what holiday is complete until you have seen a 300-year-old decapitated human head in a jar?Each entry will include address, contact and admission details, so the next time you are in Berlin there is no excuse for missing out on a visit to the Currywurst Museum, the world's leading museum dedicated to sausages in hot ketchup.