Description : There are planes to fly and buses to catch, but a child uses the power of words, in the form of an invocation, to persuade fate to bring her family a snow day — a day slow and unhurried enough to spend at home together. In a spare text that reads as pure song and illustrations of astonishingly beautiful scratchboard art, Sidman and Krommes remind us that sometimes, if spoken from the heart, wishes really can come true.
Description : This personal memoir tells the story of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a nurse. The story plunges the reader into the bloodiest aspects of the war itself, then continues after the end of the war as the author attempts to regain the love of her family.
Description : Working-class copper, Detective Inspector Joe Rafferty of the Essex Constabulary, has just been promoted. Just his luck that his first case since his promotion should turn out to be the murder of a girl with no face, no ID and found in a place she had no business being: a secure private psychiatric hospital. Add in Dr Anthony Melville-Briggs, the hospital's owner, who thinks, where friends in high places fails to secure his desires, that money will do the trick, and Rafferty's new partner, the more moral than the Pope, intellectual Welshman, and Rafferty knows he has his work cut out. He could really do without his Ma's little problem: a cousin in jail, whose release Rafferty was somehow supposed to secure. All in all, he find his promoted status, for which he'd worked so hard, isn't all he thought it would be.
Description : Last Dream before Morning features a movie PR agent who, a few years into his job, is implicated in an apparent drug overdose murder in a wealthy household in LA. The victim is a young heiress who was his charge in his duties at the studio. Her family is old money. She was a rare starlet, who began her career with connections, both legal and illegal. The agent is conditionally discharged from his work without being directly charged by the police. However, he is driven to uncover her past life to narrow down a field of suspects so he can reestablish himself emotionally and socially. He has to reconcile differences among several stratas of society, people incongruous as friends, but who turn out to be conspiratorial allies in a bigger picture of corruption that needs support from all areas of society in order to exist. He has to review his own life, before and during his career before he solves the murder with the help of some friends, who were also implicated during the affair. Uncompromising, passionate society, past and present, is seen with its violence, hypocrisy and semi-private norms- high-rolling and prone to shootouts.
Description : The ultimate walk of shame! After a party to celebrate her career freedom—aka telling her arrogant boss exactly where he can stick his job—Izzy should be waking up with just a hangover. Instead she finds herself in bed with said boss: Harry Mitchell. Just. Great. Harry doesn't sleep with employees, and waking up with Izzy is not the start to the day he imagined. But having her sprawled beneath him feels like heaven. Even better is the fact that, since Izzy's resigned, Harry can break his own rule—over and over again!
Description : Tessa Rose is intoxicating to bodyguard Jonas Berringer. But not simply because she has an intimate knowledge of aphrodisiac scents. Nor is it because she's forbidden fruit: a client, the boss's daughter. Though both things help…. But Jonas thinks he has nothing to offer Tessa, not after a moment of lost focus costs Jonas his sight. But when Tessa and Jonas find themselves alone during a blackout, they discover endless temptations in the dark. Until morning, they'll just have to trust their other, heightened senses to see them through….