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  • Lying Season

    By Karina Halle
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    Karina Halle
    Amateur ghost hunter Perry Palomino has battled ghosts, fought off skin­walkers and skirted the fine line between life and death. But can she survive bunking down in Seattle for a week with her partner (and the man she secretly loves) Dex and his perfect girl­friend, Jennifer? And can she do so while being tormented by a malicious spirit from Dex's increasingly shady past? With love and life in the balance, Perry must discover the truth among the lies or risk los­ing everything she's ever cared about.

    Lying In Bed

    By Polly Samson
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    Polly Samson
    Do you cover up or reveal it all; seek revenge or just reassurance; let the truth be naked as the day or cloaked in a night-time story? The men and women of Polly Samson's debut fiction all have stories to tell, pasts to forget, futures to forge. Manipulative or meek, used or using, all are aware of the power of truth, deception and little white lies to get what they want or sometimes what they deserve. Some are concerned with the economies of speech, those little 'kindnesses' which protect our loved ones but really ourselves; some investigate the warped logic which adults serve out to children to keep them 'innocent'; all are concerned with the beds we make and the lies we tell in them. . .
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  • Luxe Two: A La La Land Addiction

    By Ashley Antoinette
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    Ashley Antoinette
    Bleu is addicted . . . addicted to the luxe life and it has led her down a road of self-destruction. She knows what it feels like to be turned out by the game. With a crack cocaine addiction that she can't seem to escape, she is desperate for a saviour. Her problem is she has two great loves that want to come to her rescue. When her best friend, Noah comes searching for her she is faced with a dilemma. Will she let him save her? Or will she stick with the kingpin, Iman, who has loved her since their first encounter? Or will both men lose her to a love she can't get rid of . . . one that abuses her . . . and one that will be the death of her . . . the love of the high, in Luxe 2: A La La Land Addiction by New York Times bestselling author Ashley Antoinette.Praise for Ashley Antoinette:'Caution: will leave you breathless. It's that intense' Essence Magazine on Luxe'Antoinette will have readers hooked on this edgy, twisting tale of innocence lost' Booklist on Luxe'[Ashley and JaQuavis] may just be the most successful literary couple in America' New York Times T Magazine'[T]he duo is taking the world of street literature by storm' Rolling Out Magazine'A fast-paced tale [and] addition to a well-known author's long list of extremely popular tales' Library Journal
  • Luxe

    By Ashley Antoinette
    Authors:
    Ashley Antoinette
    Bleu Montclair knew as a young girl that she would one day escape the hard, unrelenting streets of Flint, Michigan, and when her desperate prayers are answered in the form of a scholarship to UCLA, she knows she's struck gold. But soon after she arrives there, all her beautiful dreams begin to fall apart.Endless temptations abound in the form of cars, clothes, booze and drugs, and Bleu cannot keep up. When her roommate gives her the opportunity to make a lot of money fast, Bleu goes all in - and heads straight down a path of violence and addiction that only her newest protector, Iman, can save her from.Iman is used to the fast, unpredictable, high-rolling life, and it's always been enough . . . until he meets Bleu. He finally has something and someone to care for that means more to him than all the money and power he could ever command. Love in the streets is never easy . . . and there is more than one way to get hurt.Praise for Ashley Antoinette:'Caution: will leave you breathless. It's that intense' Essence Magazine on Luxe'Antoinette will have readers hooked on this edgy, twisting tale of innocence lost' Booklist on Luxe'[Ashley and JaQuavis] may just be the most successful literary couple in America' New York Times T Magazine'[T]he duo is taking the world of street literature by storm' Rolling Out Magazine'A fast-paced tale [and] addition to a well-known author's long list of extremely popular tales' Library Journal

    Luther's Fortress

    By James Reston Jr.
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    James Reston Jr.
    In 1521, the Catholic Church declared war on Martin Luther. The German monk had already been excommunicated the year before, after nailing his Ninety-Five Theses,which accused the Church of rampant corruption,to the door of a Saxon church. Now, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V called for Luther to be apprehended and punished as a notorious heretic." The edict was akin to a death sentence: If Luther was caught, he would almost inevitably be burned at the stake, his fragile movement crushed, and the nascent Protestant Reformation strangled in its cradle.In Luther's Fortress , acclaimed historian James Reston, Jr. describes this crucial but little-known episode in Luther's life and reveals its pivotal role in Christian history. Realizing the danger to their leader, Luther's followers spirited him away to Wartburg Castle, deep in central Germany. There he hid for the next ten months, as his fate,and that of the Reformation,hung in the balance. Yet instead of cowering in fear, Luther spent his time at Wartburg strengthening his movement and refining his theology in ways that would guarantee the survival of Protestantism. He devoted himself to biblical study and spiritual contemplation he fought both his papist critics and his own inner demons (and, legend has it, the devil himself) and he held together his fractious and increasingly radicalized reform movement from afar. During this time Luther also crystallized some of his most significant ideas about Christianity and translated the New Testament into German,an accomplishment that, perhaps more than any other, solidified his legacy and spread his bold new religious philosophy across Europe.Drawing on Luther's correspondence, notes, and other writings, Luther's Fortress presents an earthy, gripping portrait of the Reformation's architect at this transformational moment, revealing him at his most productive, courageous, and profound.

    Lust Under Leo

    By Maria Lyonesse
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    Maria Lyonesse
    Jenna is happily enjoying an affair with her married boss, Nick, until he throws a weekend-long thirtieth birthday party at a country hotel, and invites his wife, Lisette, his sister, Heather, and several important business colleagues. Lisette seems to share Nick's passion for Jenna, while innocent Heather is led astray by a handsome waiter with a penchant for motorbikes and leather. And overseeing the party, desiring and desired by all, is the enigmatic Robin. Caught between business and pleasure, Jenna attempts to maintain a professional façade, while those around her toss theirs aside and give in to the weekend's sensual indulgences. However, Nick's power is not as strong as he'd like to think and he is soon subjected to a takeover bid for both his business and his senses...
  • The Lust Lizard Of Melancholy Cove

    By Christopher Moore
    Authors:
    Christopher Moore
    The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturally - well, to be accurate, artificially - business is booming at the local blues bar. Trouble is, those lonely slide-guitar notes have also attracted a colossal sea beast named Steve with, shall we say, a thing for explosive oil tanker trucks. Suddenly, morose Pine Cove turns libidinous and is hit by a mysterious crime wave. A beleaguered constable has to fight off his own gonzo appetites to find out what's wrong and what, if anything, to do about it.
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    The Lust List

    By Sally Spratt
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    Sally Spratt
    From illustrator Sally Spratt comes a colouring book of everything and anything that women everywhere yearn to possess or experience: amazing shoes, a trip to Paris, everything needed for a day at the beach, the perfect wardrobe, beautiful candles for your home.Sally started drawing the things she coveted but couldn't afford, and immediately found that others enjoyed her dreamy illustrations as much as she loved making them. Now she has collected some of her favourite drawings for everyone else to get a bit of her retail therapy.

    A Lust For Window Sills

    By Harry Mount
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    Harry Mount
    A brilliant, offbeat celebration of the great hodgepodge of British buildings' Thomas Marks, Sunday TelegraphFrom soaring Victorian railway stations to Edwardian terraces, from Perpendicular churches to Strawberry Hill, Britain has an architecture unrivalled in fertility, invention and heart-stopping beauty. And with some very strong feelings about window sills, Harry Mount could not be better qualified to survey it. Meandering through garden suburbs and cathedral closes, discovering Moghul palaces in Gloucestershire and Egyptian sphinxes in Islington, A Lust for Window Sills is rich with anecdote, allusion and such inspired digressions as where to find the ugliest gargoyles and a liquid history of watering holes from gin palaces to the Rovers Return.

    Lust for Love

    By Pamela Anderson, Shmuley Boteach
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    Pamela Anderson, Shmuley Boteach
    An unlikely pair of voices-the world's most recognizable beauty icon and "America's rabbi"-comes together to diagnose how meaningful, passionate sex is on the decline in Western culture, and what is necessary to save it. Sex is dying in America. Inundated with sex and starved for it, obsessed with it yet clueless about it, we are slowly forgetting how to make love. The crisis of modern sexuality is seen in high divorce rates, in the degradation of sexuality through pornography, and tasteless displays of empty, counterfeit erotica. Most of all, it's seen in sexless marriages and platonic relationships where cybersex has become more addictive than the real thing. Sex has become so trivialized, coarsened, and vulgarized that couples no longer feel its pull. The once powerful and irresistible magnetism of sex is being diluted and drained.The authors propose replacing the 1960s' sexual revolution with a new sensual revolution, a rediscovery of intimacy that encourages and ennobles human relationships, elevates healthy lust, and gets us from looking up from the glowing screens of our smartphones to the people around us, most especially the people we love the most. LUST FOR LOVE embraces the idea that what our most important relationships need most is lust. It is necessary to rediscover what's sexy again, how to bring back romance, and to understand that in addition to love, we need lust to repair our unfulfilling sex lives and broken relationships. LUST FOR LOVE proposes a return to what lovemaking was always meant to be: a desire to know and experience another person in the deepest possible way.

    Lust for Leaf

    By Alex Brown, Evan George
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    Alex Brown, Evan George
    Isa Moskowitz's Vegan With a Vengeance and Sarah Kramer's How It All Vegan! showed the world that plant-based cookbooks don't have to be full of sanctimonious text and wilted sprouts recipes. But why should vegans have all the fun? Food-blogging duo Alex Brown and Evan George- better known as Hot Knives- have shown their 60,000 monthly readers that vegetarians are"cheeky [and] over-the-top&rdquo too and"don't much care for established notions of propriety" ( LA Weekly ). This is the only cookbook you'll find with chapters called"Bro-tein&rdquo and"BBQ Mosh Pit,&rdquo or filled with recipes for DIY Wieners and Patties, Sauce-y Explosions, Salsas that Hurt, Deep Sea Mushrooms, and Nachos that Cook Themselves. And don't forget dessert: try Hand-Cranked Cream Dreams and Booze You Can Eat.Hot Knives bring you vegetarianism with a new set of rules:"Enjoy your food, but party harder. Eat everything with your hands. Drink booze and fruit, not water. Make all of your junk food yourself. Cook at least half of everything you eat on an open fire. Switch to uppers, if possible.&rdquo Urbanhonking.com/hotknives/

    Lush

    By Gabrielle Fernie
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    Gabrielle Fernie
    'FRANK, FILTHY and FEROCIOUSLY FUNNY' Sunday Mirror'I loved every HONEST and HILARIOUS second!' Carrie Hope Fletcher 'Made me CACKLE OUT LOUD on every single page' Daisy BuchananLush (adj.) Very rich and providing great sensory pleasure (Oxford English Dictionary) (n.) A habitual drunkard (Oxford English Dictionary)Gabby and Emma have been best friends since primary school in Wales. Emma has a stable job, a nice home and has just got engaged. Gabby has had a succession of disastrous one-night stands and awful jobs since drama school . . . and she has just been diagnosed with scurvy. She has one year until the wedding to pull herself together and prove to her friends and family that she can be a proper grown-up.Described by Caitlin Moran as 'filthy, immoral and incredibly funny', Gabrielle Fernie's blog, loveisa4letterturd.com, catalogued her life as a struggling actress with a taste for gin. Here, in her first book, she shares her most raucous stories with eye-watering honesty. It is a laugh-out-loud account of a young woman trying to find her place in the world.Readers love Lush:'Best book I have read for a very long time! Absolutely hilarious!' 'Thanks for making me laugh out loud on the tube like a weirdo and for making me miss my stop more than once''Moments of true absurdity partnered with genuinely touching stories of friendship in your twenties makes for an excellent read' 'I would recommend this book to anyone who's ever doubted themselves; as a little reminder that no matter how ridiculous your life seems to have become, Gabrielle Fernie's has always been hilariously and irrevocably far, far worse'
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    The Lure of Long Distances

    By Robin Harvie
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    Robin Harvie
    Robin Harvie was a fairly ordinary runner. He ran his first marathon after a bet. Then he found that although he couldn't run fast, he could run long distances- very long. A casual hobby turned into a 120-miles-a-week obsession, and a training route along the River Thames morphed into a promise to himself that he would tackle the oldest and toughest footrace on earth: the Spartathlon from Athens to Sparta. This race, a recreation of Pheidippides's legendary journey, is 150 miles long, crosses two mountain ranges, and is the toughest race on the ultradistance runner's calendar. It isn't at all ordinary. p class="MsoNormal"Harvie's experience- from the mundanity of daily training routes to the extreme tests of the desert's scorching heat and the darkest hours of the night- reveals the profoundly intoxicating experience of running, and the ways in which every mile taken is both a step further into the unknown and a pace deeper into the self.

    The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum

    By Ian Hollingshead
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    Ian Hollingshead
    Telegraph letter writers, that most astute body of political commentators, are probably not alone in thinking that politics has taken some strange turns in recent years. The first coalition government since 1945 has led the country from the subprime to the ridiculous, lumbering from Leveson to Libya, riots to referendums, pasty-gate to pleb-gate, Brooks to Bercow, the Bullingdon Club to the Big Society.Five years is a long time in politics. Fortunately for us, it has also been a most fertile period for the Telegraph's legion of witty and erudite letter writers, who have their own therapeutic way of dealing with the pain. An institution in their own right, theirs is a welcome voice of sanity in a world in which the lunatics appear finally to have taken over the asylum.
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    Lunar Abundance

    By Ezzie Spencer
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    Ezzie Spencer
    Lunar Abundance is a prescriptive, interactive, and illustrated guide for today's women on cultivating peace, purpose, and abundance in both their personal and professional lives, guided by the phases of the moon.In a world in which women feel increasingly disconnected-from their inner selves, each other, and the world, Lunar Abundance offers a path to reconnection, with results that you can actually see. It shows how by tuning into the natural rhythm of lunar ebbs and flows, you can connect with work, relationships, your body, and surroundings on a higher level than ever before, becoming more productive and self-aware in the process. Filled with inspirational photography, helpful charts, and interactive features, it's also a practical guide to self-care that will help you summon your true potential and create a better life for you and for those in your orbit.

    Luna: A Novel

    By Julie Anne Peters
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    Julie Anne Peters
    Regan has always been there for her transgender brother, Liam, sacrificing her needs for his, but when he announces that he is ready to 'transition' into Luna permanently, Regan is not sure she can handle the consequences.Told from Regan's point of view in the present and in flashback, this novel breaks new ground in Young Adult literature with a sensitive and poignant portrayal of a young man's determination to live his true identity and his family's struggle to accept Luna for who he really is.

    Lump o' Coal

    By Zolo
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    Zolo
    Based on the success of our previous Christmas-themed mini kits, this is the quintessential stocking stuffer-appropriate for almost everyone, since nobody is an angel all year round. It's a funny little practical joke, a kit that comes with lumps of faux coal, plus a 32-page book of holiday humour.
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    Lulu: I Don't Want To Fight

    By Lulu
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    Lulu
    This is the remarkable memoir of the small girl (5 foot 1 inch tall) with the huge voice. At the age of 15, in 1964, Lulu - born Marie Lawrie in Glasgow - was already a star with her international hit song 'Shout'. At 18 she stole hearts as an English schoolgirl to Sidney Poitier's teacher with the movie hit 'To Sir With Love'. At 21, she married a Bee Gee, Maurice Gibb, and tied as winner of the Eurovision Song Contest with 'Boom-Bang-a-Bang'. Yet in 1993 she reached No.1 with 'Relight My Fire' (with Take That). Nearly forty years at the top of the showbiz tree, Lulu has never been afraid to experiment with new trends, and her book reflects the daring that took a girl from a Glasgow tenement to international stardom - as 'To Sir With Love' says, 'from crayons to perfume'.I DON'T WANT TO FIGHT (the title of a song Lulu wrote and Tina Turner recorded) is the devastatingly candid autobiography of a singer who has never shirked from facing anything.
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    Lulu's Kitchen

    By Lucy Buffett, John Buffett
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    Lucy Buffett, John Buffett
    Like her brother, Jimmy, Lucy Buffett celebrates freedom, relaxation, and seaside decadence in her own art--cooking. This previously self-published book (formerly titled Crazy Sista Cooking) has sold over 70,000 copies without marketing or much trade distribution. Packed with more than 120 signature recipes from Lucy's famous Gulf Coast restaurant, LuLu's, WITH LOVE FROM LULU'S KITCHEN is the next best thing to being there. Tucked inside are humorous stories, and plenty of wit and wisdom from Lucy's own kitchen. The book features party menus, Buffett Family favorites, and lots of telling it like it is. Renowned novelist Tom McGuane contributes engaging essays that blend smoothly with the spicy dishes and distinctive drinks. Recipes include soul-satisfying Southern delights like West Indies Salad, Perfect Fried Shrimp, Blackened Grouper Sandwich, Garlic Cheese Grits, Silver Queen Succotash, and Heavenly Fried Crab Claws. And there's a whole chapter on 25 specialty drinks, including "Bama Breeze" and "LuLu's Painkiller." This revised edition has been updated with a new introduction and headnotes, but still has all of the great recipes from Crazy Sista Cooking.

    Lulu the Broadway Mouse

    By Jenna Gavigan
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    Jenna Gavigan
    Lulu is a little girl with a very big dream: she wants to be on Broadway. She wants it more than anything in the world. As it happens, she lives in Broadway's Shubert Theatre; so achieving her dream shouldn't be too tricky, right? Wrong. Because the thing about Lulu? She's a little girl mouse.When a human girl named Jayne joins the cast of the show at the Shubert as an understudy, Lulu becomes Jayne's guide through the world of her theatre and its wonderfully kooky cast and crew. Together, Jayne and Lulu learn that sometimes dreams turn out differently than we imagined; sometimes they come with terms and conditions (aka the company mean girl, Amanda). But sometimes, just when we've given up all hope, bigger and better dreams than we'd ever thought could come true, do.