She Damn Near Ran The Studio

Author by : Jacqueline R Braitman
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Description : "Best known as the woman who "ran MGM," Ida R. Koverman (1876-1954) served as talent scout, mentor, executive secretary, and confidant to American movie mogul Louis B. Mayer for twenty-five years. She Damn Near Ran the Studio: The Extraordinary Lives of Ida R. Koverman is the first full account of Koverman's life and the true story of how she became a formidable politico and a creative powerhouse during Hollywood's Golden Era. For nearly a century, Koverman's legacy has largely rested on a mythical narrative while her more fascinating true-life story has remained an enduring mystery-until now. This story begins with Koverman's early years in Ohio and the sensational national scandal that forced her escape to New York where she created a new identity and became a leader among a community of women. Her second incarnation came in California where she established herself as a hardcore political operative challenging the state's progressive impulse. During the Roaring Twenties, she was a key architect of the Southland's conservative female-centric partisan network that refashioned the course of state and national politics and put Herbert Hoover in the White House. As "the political boss of Los Angeles County," she was the premiere matchmaker in the courtship between Hollywood and national partisan politics, which, as Mayer's executive secretary, was epitomized by her third incarnation as "one of the most formidable women in Hollywood," whose unparalleled power emanated from her unique perch inside the executive suite of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Free to adapt her managerial skills and political know-how on behalf of the studio, she quickly drew upon her artistic sensibilities as a talent scout, expanding MGM's catalog of stars and her own influence on American popular culture. Recognized as "one of the invisible power centers in both MGM and the city of Los Angeles," she nurtured the city's burgeoning performing arts by fostering music and musicians and the public financing of them. As the "lioness" of MGM royalty, Ida Koverman was not just a naturalized citizen of the Hollywood kingdom; at times during her long reign, she "damn near ran the studio.""--


She Damn Near Ran The Studio

Author by : Jacqueline R. Braitman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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Description : Best known as the woman who “ran MGM,” Ida R. Koverman (1876–1954) served as talent scout, mentor, executive secretary, and confidant to American movie mogul Louis B. Mayer for twenty-five years. She Damn Near Ran the Studio: The Extraordinary Lives of Ida R. Koverman is the first full account of Koverman’s life and the true story of how she became a formidable politico and a creative powerhouse during Hollywood’s Golden Era. For nearly a century, Koverman’s legacy has largely rested on a mythical narrative while her more fascinating true-life story has remained an enduring mystery—until now. This story begins with Koverman’s early years in Ohio and the sensational national scandal that forced her escape to New York where she created a new identity and became a leader among a community of women. Her second incarnation came in California where she established herself as a hardcore political operative challenging the state’s progressive impulse. During the Roaring Twenties, she was a key architect of the Southland’s conservative female-centric partisan network that refashioned the course of state and national politics and put Herbert Hoover in the White House. As “the political boss of Los Angeles County,” she was the premiere matchmaker in the courtship between Hollywood and national partisan politics, which, as Mayer’s executive secretary, was epitomized by her third incarnation as “one of the most formidable women in Hollywood,” whose unparalleled power emanated from her unique perch inside the executive suite of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Free to adapt her managerial skills and political know-how on behalf of the studio, she quickly drew upon her artistic sensibilities as a talent scout, expanding MGM’s catalog of stars and her own influence on American popular culture. Recognized as “one of the invisible power centers in both MGM and the city of Los Angeles,” she nurtured the city’s burgeoning performing arts by fostering music and musicians and the public financing of them. As the “lioness” of MGM royalty, Ida Koverman was not just a naturalized citizen of the Hollywood kingdom; at times during her long reign, she “damn near ran the studio.”


Never Done

Author by : Erin Hill
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Publisher by : Rutgers University Press
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Description : Histories of women in Hollywood usually recount the contributions of female directors, screenwriters, designers, actresses, and other creative personnel whose names loom large in the credits. Yet, from its inception, the American film industry relied on the labor of thousands more women, workers whose vital contributions often went unrecognized. Never Done introduces generations of women who worked behind the scenes in the film industry—from the employees’ wives who hand-colored the Edison Company’s films frame-by-frame, to the female immigrants who toiled in MGM’s backrooms to produce beautifully beaded and embroidered costumes. Challenging the dismissive characterization of these women as merely menial workers, media historian Erin Hill shows how their labor was essential to the industry and required considerable technical and interpersonal skills. Sketching a history of how Hollywood came to define certain occupations as lower-paid “women’s work,” or “feminized labor,” Hill also reveals how enterprising women eventually gained a foothold in more prestigious divisions like casting and publicity. Poring through rare archives and integrating the firsthand accounts of women employed in the film industry, the book gives a voice to women whose work was indispensable yet largely invisible. As it traces this long history of women in Hollywood, Never Done reveals the persistence of sexist assumptions that, even today, leave women in the media industry underpraised and underpaid. For more information: http://erinhill.squarespace.com


Historical Dictionary Of American Cinema

Author by : M. Keith Booker
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : One of the most powerful forces in world culture, American cinema has a long and complex history that stretches through more than a century. This history not only includes a legacy of hundreds of important films but also the evolution of the film industry itself, which is in many ways a microcosm of the history of American society. Historical Dictionary of American Cinema, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 600 cross-referenced entries covering people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and subgenres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world culture.


Rock Solid

Author by : Lisa A. Olech
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Wild Rose Press Inc
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Description : MAXIMO VEGA is a “rock” star! The media proclaimed him 'The Sculptor for the New Generation,' but he’s a reclusive artist ensnared by fame. Driven and intense, his isolation only adds to his mystique. Couple that with his smoldering good looks and rich Italian accent… Fans sigh his name. EMILY BASKINS is a gifted graduate student at the Stoddard School of Art. To land an internship at the Vega Studio is her golden ticket. All she has to do is follow the rules. And stay out of trouble. Two things Emily has never been able to do. As Max becomes trapped in the glare of the limelight, he discovers his greatest muse. He teaches Emily to breathe passion into clay and give marble a soul. But is their fiery relationship as rock solid as they believe? Or will a lie shatter the illusion?


Worth Dying For

Author by : Cindy Gerard
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Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : A two-volume collection featuring Into the Night and Man Around the House—two early classic romances by New York Times bestselling author Cindy Gerard, now available again in eBook! Into the Night –Winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award! It began as a gimmick to promote their new radio show, but the spirited sparring between Jessie Fox and Tony Falcone soon has listeners demanding to know more about their steamy romance. Jessie swears that the fire burning in Tony’s eyes can’t be real—until he sets a seductive trap she can’t escape. Can Tony persuade Jess he’s never letting her go? With an irresistible blend of humor, passion, and a bit of suspense, Cindy Gerard creates a memorable love story to cherish. Man Around the House –Winner of the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence and a RITA Award Finalist! Answering his neighbor’s cry for help, Matthew Spencer finds himself rescuing a sassy blue-eyed temptress. Katie McDonald is a walking disaster who falls off ladders into his arms and awakens his hunger with the speed of a summer storm, and her infectious spirit has him rediscovering the joy in life. Matthew makes her feel too much, want more than she can have, and dare to dream of being loved, but Katie knows she’s all wrong for a man with a child. Despite the passion between them, Matthew needs someone nice and normal, not wild and reckless. And once he learns her deeply buried sorrow, can he love her for all time? An unmatchable blend of tenderness, humor, and light suspense as only Cindy Gerard can write it!


Vegas Heat

Author by : Fern Michaels
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kensington Books
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Description : “A fascinating family saga” continues as the Thornton dynasty’s fortunes rise and fall—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Vegas Rich (Romantic Times). Vegas Heat is the story of the Thornton empire . . . of Fanny Thornton, who takes over Babylon, the family’s magnificent Las Vegas casino, when her ex-husband Ash falls desperately ill . . . of Fanny’s twin sons, Sage and Birch, one content in his conventional life, while the other’s search for happiness leads to tragedy—and renewed hope . . . of Fanny’s daughter Sunny, betrayed by her husband, fighting a battle no woman should ever have to face . . . of her daughter Billie, whose devotion to the Thorntons’ children’s clothing empire has kept her from finding love. It is also the story of Fanny’s relationship with enigmatic businessman Marcus Reed—and the poignant, powerful quest for acceptance that drives the members of these two unforgettable families . . . Praise for Vegas Rich “[A] sweeping family saga reminiscent of her Texas series.” —Booklist “If history doesn’t lie, Michaels won’t disappoint her fans.” —Kirkus Reviews “Her characters are well constructed.” —Publishers Weekly


Thicker Than Water

Author by : Maggie Shayne
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Description : Straight-laced upstate New York news anchor Julie Jones has a deadly secret: 16 years earlier, as a teen runaway named Jewel, she fled the besieged burning compound of fanatic cult leader/drug dealer Mordecai Young, with his hidden fortune and her dying best friend's newborn child. Self-proclaimed "Reverend" Young and the rest of his cult, save two other "favorite" girls, perished in the attack by federal agents -- or so Julie always thought. But when a blackmailer threatening to expose Julie is murdered and two former "favorite" girls turn up dead as well, it appears the messianic madman may be after the daughter Julie has raised as her own. Her only ally is sensationalist shock-jock radio reporter Sean MacKenzie, Julie's worst professional rival.


Perfect Switch

Author by : Lisa Plumley
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Publisher by : Lisa Plumley
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Description : "There's a rising star on the romantic comedy scene, and her name is Lisa Plumley! She delivers great characters, plenty of laughs and a delicious love story. I give Perfect Switch a Perfect 10!" --New York Times Best-seller Vicki Lewis Thompson Are you ready for the fantasy of a lifetime? So asks the invitation Meredith Madison finds while house-sitting for her TV-star twin sister, Marley. Admittedly, her life could use a little —okay, a lot —more excitement. Glamorous, talented Marley has always owned the spotlight, leaving Meredith to fill the role of jeans-and-tee-shirt brainiac/wallflower. Weary of living in her sister's shadow, Meredith decides to grab the chance to step into Marley's Jimmy Choos. And when a limo arrives to carry her away to her "fantasy," the guy in the back seat is dream-come-true number one... Entrepreneur Tony Valentine has spent his adult life avoiding Hollywood —yet here he is, trying to rescue his family's floundering movie studio. His idea for an actor fantasy camp is the perfect plan...but something isn't right about his headlining celebrity instructor, Marley Madison. Sure, stars sometimes dress down, but she looks a tad too familiar with the softer side of Sears. The woman's klutzy, awkward, and adorable. This can't really be Marley...can it? Whoever she is, she's going to have to charm the wealthy "campers" into believing her act. If they're anything like Tony, they'll find her irresistible... "Romantic, hilarious, and satisfying! Picking up where Perfect Together left off, Plumley's latest sexy romp puts a fresh spin on the Hollywood scene, ties up a few loose ends, and provides a heartwarming romance for two people who are just made to be together." --Library Journal "Perfect Switch by Lisa Plumley is another example of the author's knack for blending wacky humor with touching romance, complete with a dramatic happily-ever-after ending." --The State newspaper "Plumley does everything right and gives this story an entertaining zest. The bantering between Meredith and Tony is funny and light, while a supporting cast of characters are zany and endearing. Plumley writes a funny, sexy, heart-warming romance. Add it to your summer reading list--it's one of the season's best." --The Oakland Press "Plumley writes with her usual comic panache in this hilarious sequel to Perfect Together." --Booklist "Lisa Plumley delivers colorful characters with quick wit. A must-have for anyone looking for a witty and lighthearted romance." -- Romance and Friends "Peopled with marvelous secondary characters, this delightful romance is a funny, engaging read." -- Romantic Times BOOKclub "Perfect Switch is lighthearted and heartwarming. Make this your first selection for enjoyment during vacation!" -- Romance Reviews Today "Perfect Switch is witty, original, tender and sizzles with chemistry. A romantic comedy you do NOT want to miss. Brava!" -- Old Book Barn Gazette


Baby On His Hollywood Doorstep

Author by : Lauri Robinson
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Publisher by : Harlequin
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Description : A roaring twenties runaway… A baby who needs a daddy! With the Chicago mob hot on her heels and her late best friend’s baby in her arms, Helen Hathaway hightails it to Hollywood. There she finds little Grace’s uncle, charismatic film producer Jack McCarney. She knows she should keep him—and Grace—at arm’s length; after all, they could be wrenched apart by Grace’s father’s return. But instead she’s falling for Jack, bonded by the baby who needs them both… Brides of the Roaring Twenties miniseries Book 1 — Baby on His Hollywood Doorstep Book 2 — coming soon! “One word sums this book up for me; Magnificent!” — Chicks, Rogues and Scandals on Diary of a War Bride “Sweet, romantic and oh so passionate, I will also defy anyone that doesn’t cry because I certainly did … 5/5 stars” — Goodreads on Diary of a War Bride


The Art Of The Sword

Author by : Ru Emerson
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : The kingdom of Rhadaz has fallen under a dark and deadly shadow, with Chris searching for its magical source. What he gets is more than he bargained for in a willful young woman who has mastered the art of the sword. Her name is Ariadne, a dark beauty with the coil of a cobra and eyes filled with distrust. Reluctantly joining forces, the two of them forge ahead to do battle with Zero, the addictive, dangerous drug that has taken command of Rhadaz. But can they defeat its ruthless overlord, one who has a shocking tie to Ariadne?


Hybrids

Author by : Whitley Strieber
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Publisher by : Tor Books
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Description : For years, people have feared that sexual material removed from victims of alien abductions might lead to the creation of something that modern science considers impossible: hybrids of the alien and the human. They would think like aliens, but appear human, and be able to do something that full-blooded aliens can't--walk the earth freely. In Hybrids, Whitley Strieber unleashes his unparalleled skills as a thriller writer and his unique knowledge of the abduction phenomenon to explore, what might happen if hybrids invaded the earth--not from the stars, but from exactly where the aliens told him they would emerge, when one of them said, "We will come from within you." At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes

Author by : Jennifer Crusie
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : Ever wanted a charmed life? Meet the Miss Fortunes. First, Dee. Spends a lot of time trying to control her sisters, her passions and her shape-shifting... especially when gorgeous Danny James is about. Then, Lizzie. Determined to save the family from ruin, even if it means causing chaos in the cosmos (and messing with a handsome sorcerer’s heart). Finally, Mare. Possessor of telekinetic powers, self-proclaimed Queen of the Universe... and manager of the local Value Video. The last thing she needs is the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart to come strolling back into town. They’re about to have the worst weekend of their lives. Unless they can figure out how the hell to work their magic powers...


Painting Katherine

Author by : Diane Meholick
Languange : en
Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : Washington, D.C. artist Vincent Vermay's world is unraveling. He can no longer paint. He no longer understands his wife Kate. When Kate inherits an old Victorian in North Tonawanda, NY from her grandmother, Katherine Malloy, Vincent falls in love with the house and moves in. Kate remains in D.C. and the separation strains the marriage further. On the Victorian's third floor, Vincent discovers a magical violin that takes him back in time to 1926, where he meets twenty-year-old Katherine Malloy. Katherine has given up her career as a concert violinist to marry Jethro Malloy, an abusive man. Katherine's beauty inspires Vincent to start painting again. He returns to the past several times to paint her portrait. Vincent also meets actor Norman Lassiter, who loves Katherine so much, that he quits acting and turns businessman, partnering with others to build a grand theatre in North Tonawanda. As Vincent grows closer to Katherine, he realizes what motivates his own wife. He also realizes that Katherine's life would be better with Norman. Vincent can make this happen on December 30, 1926, opening night of Norman's new Rivera Theatre. He can change Katherine's life for the better. But dare he?


Mogul

Author by : Terrance Dean
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : From the Essence bestselling author of Hiding in Hip Hop and an entertainment insider—a juicy debut novel about the “down-low” life of one of New York’s most beloved Hip Hop producers. After the sudden death of his father, a renowned jazz musician, Aaron “Big A.T.” Tremble clings to music as an escape. Making hip hop beats becomes his life. His love for music lands him at the estate of Larry “Pop” Singleton, a retired and respected Hip Hop music mogul who sees something special in Big A.T., and he also knows the truth about his sexuality. With Pop’s blessings and nurturing, Big A.T. is on the path to becoming the next great Hip Hop producer in New York. With the help of Pop and “the family,” a network of secretly gay men in the Hip Hop world, Big A.T. finds success and starts his own music label. He’s signed and worked with some of the biggest Hip Hop artists in the country. One of them is Brooklyn native lyricist, “Tickman.” Together they are making sweet music together. Tickman and Big A.T.’s relationship goes beyond producer and rapper – they become secret lovers. Nothing can stop Big A.T. All of the radio stations play his music. He has money, fame, and Jasmine, his girlfriend who doesn’t know about his secret love for men. However, at the pinnacle of his career, compromising photos of Big A.T. land on the desk of a national news program—and in the hands of his girlfriend. Big A.T., for the first time is at a crossroad in his career: come out publicly with his secret or watch his music empire crumble.


October Suite

Author by : Maxine Clair
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Publisher by : Agate Digital
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Description : The debut novel by the author of Rattlebone. “Told in a melody all its own, this story touches many lovely and unexpected notes.” —Elizabeth Strout, #1 New York Times bestselling author It is 1950 and October Brown is a twenty-three-year-old first-year teacher thanking her lucky stars that she found a room in the best boardinghouse for Negro women teachers in Wyandotte County, Kansas. During an affair with an unhappily married handyman, October becomes pregnant. With job in jeopardy and her reputation in tatters, October goes back to Ohio to be with her family: her older sister, Vergie, and her aunts who raised the sisters after their mother was killed by their father. After giving birth, she gives the child to Vergie and her husband to raise as their own, then returns to Kansas City to rebuild her life. But something is missing—and, apparently too late, October realizes what she has done . . . The Midwest, the flourishing of modern jazz, and the culture of segregation form a compelling historical backdrop for this timeless and universal tale of one person’s battle to understand and master her own desires, and to embrace the responsibilities and promise of mature adulthood. In October Suite, Clair “has skillfully brought lyricism and word-play to her first novel, a family saga filled with secrets, redemption, and rivalry, as two sisters try to reclaim bonds forged in early childhood tragedy” (Library Journal). “Maxine Clair deserves our admiration for this beautifully written and humane novel.” —The Washington Post “A beautifully imagined novel that pulses with all the colors and sounds of the lives we live.” —Marita Golden, author of The Wide Circumference of Love


Into The Night

Author by : Cindy Gerard
Languange : en
Publisher by : Loveswept
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Description : The spirited on-air arguments between radio hosts Jessie Fox and Tony Falcone lead to love. Original.


Phoenix

Author by : Y'hnoree' Foster
Languange : en
Publisher by : AuthorHouse
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Description : From a young age Alivia Cane dreamed big and wanted more out of life. Fighting the influence of a drug addicted mother and yearning for the love and attention she never had, she leaves her hellish life behind for a new one beyond Reno, Nevada. After years of searching she finally finds a healthy escape from the craziness that surrounds her- acting. Turning to the bright lights of Hollywood Alivia and her family move to the suburbs of Sherman Oaks, California so she can pursue acting professionally. She becomes successful and soon starts to rise to the top of the industry. Her rise becomes her fall. The more successful she becomes, the more she is haunted by the emotions and fears of the past shes tried to leave behind. She makes some devastating choices which lead her down a path of self-destruction that spirals downward to sex, drugs and a secret life that leads to an early death. This is Alivia Canes story.


Little Tramp

Author by : Gil Brewer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Scent Of Love

Author by : Sophia Knightly
Languange : en
Publisher by : Victoria Koch
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Description : Sometimes opposites attract in the most delicious ways... All Gabe Falcon wants is to make his trendy Naples, FL restaurant a success. Until he meets his new neighbor, that is. The sweet and sexy perfumer challenges and entices him in equal measure from the start. Too bad the only thing she seems to want from him is his absence. Lily Marlowe doesn't have time for the annoyingly hot alpha next door, especially when the spicy aromas of Gabe's dishes overpower her fragrances and run off her customers. If she wants her beloved business to be the hit of the upcoming Winter Fest, she'll need to convince Gabe to move his food truck to another park. The fact that he's the only man to ever make her regret all the barriers she's built around her heart? Irrelevant. This is business. But Gabe isn't about to give up on Lily without a fight, and when he makes her an offer she can't refuse, she quickly finds her ordered life thrown into a sensual tailspin. Torn between business and desire, can Lily learn to trust her senses--and Gabe? Or will their happily ever after be snuffed out before it can even begin? FALCONS IN LOVE – Each book is a standalone. Scent of Love - Gabe and Lily The Holiday Sweet Spot - Jake and Pilar


Soon Come

Author by : Joyce Arneson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : Soon come in Jamaica means, dont worry, be happy, and was the title of the newsletter Beth and Mike Ohlsson sent home during a Peace Corps tour in Jamaica. It is two years since traumatic events forced Beth to leave Jamaica, the Peace Corps, and husband Mike. Now alone, she decides to come to grips with the past by retreating to her cabin at Bent Needle Lake in Northern Minnesota to write a book to exorcise her Jamaican duppies (ghosts). Actually, SOON COME is two interwoven stories: One is Beths story of two middle-aged people chucking a comfortable life to join the Peace Corps and her role in the events that have been haunting her. The other story is of her summer of writing and meeting Nick Faber, a college instructor, who rents a neighboring cabin. The stories shift between the sharply contrasted worlds of serene Bent Needle Lake and turbulent Jamaica.


Rules Of The Game

Author by : Nora Roberts
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME Television director Brooke Gordon thinks that major league baseball player Parks Jones is a major pain - an insufferable bad boy with an inflated ego. Unfortunately, he's also brilliant... and her client's spokesman. Booked to direct a series of commercials together, Brooke is irritated to find herself intensely attracted to the sports start. She's determined to ignore her feelings - but Parks is just as determined to prove that love is more than a game to him... Includes a preview of Whiskey Beach, published in April 2013


You Don T Know Me

Author by : Nancy Bush
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zebra Books
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Description : Three sisters with a dark secret are reunited in the New York Times–bestselling author’s first romantic suspense novel—now available in a new edition. Everyone in Wagon Wheel, Oregon, knew that Thomas Daniels was a mean, violent man, twisted by liquor and hate. His stepdaughters, Dinah, Denise, and Hayley, knew it better than anyone. And then, with one desperate act, their lives changed forever. Now, years after he disappeared, Thomas Daniels’s remains have been found and a murder investigation is underway. All three sisters—Dinah, a respected journalist, acclaimed actress Denise, and Hayley, hungry for her own chance at stardom—find their lives intersecting and unraveling again. And piece by piece, they’ll confront the truth about that deadly night—and the dark secrets that could turn one of them into a killer . . . You Don’t Know Me was originally published in 1994 as Tangled under the pseudonym Nancy Kelly.


Dreaming In Color

Author by : Melanie Florence
Languange : en
Publisher by : Orca Book Publishers
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Description : Jennifer McCaffrey has been working hard on her art for years and is thrilled when she is accepted to a prestigious art school. The school is everything she always thought it would be, mostly. There is one group of kids who seem to resent her and say she only got in because of her skin color. Jen, who loves to create new pieces of artwork that incorporate her Indigenous heritage, finds herself a target when the group tells her to stop being “so Indian”. The night before the big art show at school, Jen’s beading art project is defaced. Jen has to find a way not to let the haters win. Orca Book Publishers is proud to offer this early ebook edition as part of our new Digital First initiative, with the release of the print edition to follow.


Summer Desserts

Author by : Nora Roberts
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harlequin
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Description : Could a cordon bleu chef be a junk-food addict? The more Blake Cocharan learned about Summer Lyndon, dessert chef extraordinaire, the more intrigued he became-and the more determined he was to hire her. Blake wanted the Best, and Summer looked extremely good to him. Her superb credentials were icing on the cake. Summer was accustomed to traveling around the world, creating the perfect ending to perfect meals. But Blake had a unique appeal. Summer found herself responding to the challenge, both professionally…and personally…. For the first time, Summer was planning a meal from start to finish—and creating a perfect ending all her own.


Up In Flames

Author by : Starr Ambrose
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : A lighthearted yet steamy contemporary romance set in the picturesque Colorado town of Barringer’s Pass, where a woman returns home after grad school—and ends up working for her ex-boyfriend. Sophie Larkin has returned to Barringer’s Pass with a shiny new PhD and no job prospects. Her only offer is for manual labor at Zane Thorson’s landscaping company. Ten years ago Zane became her first lover, followed abruptly by a messy breakup. He is more than happy to offer back-breaking work to the girl who thought she was too good for him. Sophie can tolerate her crude coworkers and Zane’s smug satisfaction, but when she accidentally uncovers a body on Zane’s property, the tables quickly turn. The town is all too ready to believe the worst of one of the notorious Thorsons, especially when all the evidence points to him. Sophie might resent him, but she’s not ready to watch him be railroaded for a crime she knows he couldn’t commit. Unfortunately, no one believes her, and the only way to prove Zane didn’t do it is to find the person who did…although it seems he has already found her first.


The Absolute Joy Of Work From Vermont To Broadway Hollywood And Damn Near Round The World

Author by : Carleton Carpenter
Languange : en
Publisher by : BearManor Media
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Total Read : 86
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Description : You may know his name, but you’ve certainly heard the gold record novelty song, “Aba Daba Honeymoon,” that he recorded with Debbie Reynolds; you’ve seen the 1950 MGM musicals Three Little Words and Summer Stock; you’ve laughed and loved Father of the Bride with Elizabeth Taylor, Two Weeks with Love, and Crazy For You. Film,television, and stage actor. Magician. Songwriter. Novelist. Carleton Carpenter has been them all, as well as a bellhop, professional magician, circus clown,church organist, barroom piano player, carny pitchman, commercial spokesman, Navy Seabee, screenwriter, ASCAP composer and lyricist, cabaret singer, Vaudeville performer, and recording artist. Discover the more than twenty New York stage productions, countless tours around the country, hundreds of TV and radio shows, gold records, and the many films in which he appeared. His resume reads like a Who’s Who of Hollywood, including his associations with Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Bert Lahr, David Merrick, Ray Bolger, Mary Martin, Carol Channing, Jane Powell, and Janet Leigh. His life story reverberates with ecstasy and anxiety, yet through it all, the absolute joy of his work overcame all obstacles, and he achieved more in his life than most people could dream. The autobiography of Carleton Carpenter. 20 chapters. Introduction by Debbie Reynolds. More than 60 rare photos tracing his more-than seventy-year career. “A marvelously entertaining memoir from a uniquely talented artist in the theatre and movies.” - Angela Lansbury “Carleton Carpenter has led many lives, before and after he duetted on ‘Aba Daba Honeymoon’. I’m so glad he has chosen to share those lives with us in this wonderful new book.” - Leonard Maltin “At the movies,Carleton Carpenter was the boyish equivalent of an all-American Fourth of July picnic—wholesome, delightful, and utterly without pretense. The story of his life is equally likeable—candid, funny, and full of joy. For anyone who misses the golden days of Broadway and Hollywood, he shares his show business memories without artifice, phony sentimentality, or any of the usual axes to grind. This book puts a smile on your face and keeps it there.” -Rex Reed


Brothers Of Darkness

Author by : Isabel Vandervelde
Languange : en
Publisher by : Trafford Publishing
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Total Read : 36
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Description : These stories of illness and recovery, strange sexual tastes, search for spiritual peace, justice and injustice, murder, vengeance, and violence are capped by a novella delving into the qualities, making a man a superstar of modern films. The womanhe needs to help him liveenchants him, and he believed her to be a witch. Can she help him control his compulsion to murder night walkers? Is it only his physical beauty and exceptional acting talents which make him such a star? Or is he a supernatural brother of the night? Whatever the answer, he is one of the night crew of danger and desire which haunt the night in Brothers of Darkness


Rodin S Lover

Author by : Heather Webb
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
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Total Read : 98
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Description : A mesmerizing tale of art and passion in Belle Époque France As a woman, aspiring sculptor Camille Claudel has plenty of critics, especially her ultra-traditional mother. But when Auguste Rodin makes Camille his apprentice—and his muse—their passion inspires groundbreaking works. Yet, Camille’s success is overshadowed by her lover’s rising star, and her obsessions cross the line into madness. Rodin’s Lover brings to life the volatile love affair between one of the era’s greatest artists and a woman entwined in a tragic dilemma she cannot escape.


Obscure Corners And Crevices

Author by : Linda Leven
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Total Read : 29
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Description : What in the World! In this, her first book of short stories or fragments of life inspired by true events, Leven successfully applies her unique ability to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Customary events of life mutate into those that are bewildering, stupefying, erotic, and yet profound—events that diverge off the beaten path and baffle all ordinary description. A lover’s pact, a job interview, a student-teacher relationship, an audition, a visit to a new art gallery, a relationship between old high school chums, a neighbor’s dispute—all mushroom into the farcical, the grim, and the inconceivable. In Obscure Corners and Crevices, Leven offers her readers nine portraits of normal, intelligent, introspective individuals who end up enmeshed in usual life situations that unexpectedly warp into the incredible, into events that most of her readers will never have experienced . . . guaranteed! Her characters, along with her readers, are enveloped in a detailed anatomy of the human heart and mind through meticulously painted events, dialogue, and a unique philosophy that permeates all of Leven’s writings. The tales, whether dramatic, extravagant, or droll, all maintain a lofty profundity and soaring level of suspense until the unforeseen final denouement.