Description : The bestselling author of The Simple Wild and Keep Her Safe and “master of steamy romance” (Kirkus Reviews) delivers a sizzling novel about an ambitious and high-powered executive who reconnects with her first love: the boy who broke her heart. Life is a mixed bag for Piper Calloway. On the one hand, she’s a twenty-nine-year-old VP at her dad’s multibillion-dollar real estate development firm, and living the high single life with her two best friends in a swanky downtown penthouse. On the other hand, she’s considered a pair of sexy legs in a male-dominated world and constantly has to prove her worth. Plus she’s stuck seeing her narcissistic ex-fiancé—a fellow VP—on the other side of her glass office wall every day. Things get exponentially more complicated for Piper when she runs into Kyle Miller—the handsome new security guard at Calloway Group, and coincidentally the first love of her life. The guy she hasn’t seen or heard from since they were summer camp counselors together. The guy from the wrong side of the tracks. The guy who apparently doesn’t even remember her name. Piper may be a high-powered businesswoman now, but she soon realizes that her schoolgirl crush is still alive and strong, and crippling her concentration. What’s more, despite Kyle’s distant attitude, she’s convinced their reunion isn’t at all coincidental, and that his feelings for her still run deep. And she’s determined to make him admit to them, no matter the consequences.
Description : In the thick of the Cold War, McCain investigates death threats against an alleged red. The citizens of Black River Falls are polite, understanding, and respectful -- except when it comes to communism. Joe McCarthy has been dead for two years, but men like Richard Conners are still fighting to clear themselves of his accusations. A liberal who served faithfully under Roosevelt and Truman, only to be slandered as a red during McCarthy's witch hunts, Conners has begun getting death threats written in blood. He hires private investigator Sam McCain to protect him, but no sooner has Sam taken the case than Conners turns up dead. The local sheriff gives McCain twenty-four hours to find his client's killer. Although the obvious suspect is one of the local red haters, McCain isn't positive that politics is the motive. In Black River Falls, murder is never cut and dried.
Description : For millions of America's young athletes, winning is everything. Sports programs emphasize success over personal growth. Overzealous parents put tremendous pressure on their kids to succeed, and even parents who mean well often put unintentional stresses on their young athletes. Will You Still Love Me If I Don't Win? teaches parents how to relate positively to their children and demonstrate genuine support. Christopher Andersonn has spent two decades working with young athletes at all levels of sport, from amateurs to Olympians. He shares stories from the field and gives valuable instructions as to how parents can address the emotional needs of their athletic children. Will You Still Love Me If I Don't Win? provides advice for using emotional training as well as physical training to aid children in becoming well-rounded, confident young people. It demonstrates where parents and coaches often go wrong in relating to kids, what causes negative behavior toward children, and how to stop hurting andstart healing. With a foreword by three-time Olympic swimming coach Richard Quick, Will You Still Love Me If I Don't Win? guides parents to motivate their children positively for both personal and athletic achievement.
Description : It had been over twenty years since Earth ended the bloody Separatist Wars and united the outer planets and far outposts. It was now a time of growing prosperity, expanding to the far reaches of the galaxy. Earth had built six giant stations at the outer edges of the solar system in every direction know as the Oasis jump points. Each will provide a peaceful haven in preparation for the long trips out into the galaxy, or back. After the theft of an ancient device from a remote research facility, a small group of secret and powerful individuals race to recover the device before it falls into hands beyond their control. Nothing or anyone will stop them from succeeding. Assigned to the Oasis 6 jump station, Captain Ryan Moss was tired and contemplating retiring. Circumstances were about to postpone that idea after receiving a cryptic message and the Medallion. Ryan now finds he holds the key to unimaginable power in his hands with unseen forces willing to risk everything to get it back. Pressed by company director Frank Brackett for one last trip, one that would be highly profitable to both of them, someone from the shadows has other ideas about how Ryan should retire one more permanent. As his mission begins, Ryan suddenly finds he is helpless to escape the path of murder and intrigue before him. His only chance, find out who is trying to destroy him before they succeed, and why?
Description : Karla M. Harris was born to the parents of Linda and John Young, on March 8, 1976. I became interested in writing poetry when I met a certain guy. One day I caught him cheating on me. After that, I began writing about my experiences with men, insight, education, encouragement, and inspiration.
Description : From Sophie McKenzie, bestselling and award-winning author of Girl, Missing and Sister, Missing On a quiet, sunny Sunday morning, Livy arrives at her best friend Julia's apartment for a lunch date only to find her dead. Though all the evidence supports it, Livy cannot accept the official ruling of suicide; the Julia she remembers was loud, inappropriate, joyful, outrageous and loving, not depressed. The suspicious circumstances cause Livy to dig further, and she is suddenly forced to confront a horrifying possibility: that Julia was murdered, by the same man who killed Livy's sister, Kara, eighteen years ago. Desperate to understand the tragedies of her past and hold her unraveling life together, Livy throws herself into the search for Kara and Julia's killer, who she now believes is someone close to her family. But if that is true, can she still trust anyone? Damien, the man Julia was secretly dating? Leo, her husband's boss and a close family friend? His son Paul, her husband's best mate since college? Or even Will, her own dear husband, who has betrayed her perhaps one time too many? And when Livy finally faces her sister's killer, and he traps her with one horrible, impossible choice, she must finally decide: is she strong enough to trust herself? Get lost in the dark, gripping pages of You Can Trust Me.
Description : A torrential rain beads down on a train carrying Jonah Chernov from the fortress prison in St. Petersburg to an uncertain future in Paris. A baby girl, born to his condemned twin sister, rests in the arms of Marta Birkov, a woman saved from the gallows to nurse the infant. Unknown to Jonah, his sister, barely alive, is being spirited in a coffin to Copenhagen guarded by the former head of the czars secret police. Ghosts from their pasts, and the secrets they must hide to survive, will haunt these characters as they move through the dramatic events of the Gilded Age.
Description : The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. The subject of major film and stage adaptations, the novel's prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game - a game which they must win. This new translation gives Laclos a modern voice, and readers will be able a judge whether the novel is as `diabolical' and `infamous' as its critics have claimed, or whether it has much to tell us about the kind of world we ourselves live in. David Coward's introduction explodes myths about Laclos's own life and puts the book in its literary and cultural context. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.