Description : 26-year-old Rachel Monroe has spent her whole life trying to keep a very unusual secret: she can make wishes come true. And sometimes the consequences are disastrous. So when Rachel accidentally grants an outlandish wish for the first time in years, she decides it’s time to leave her hometown—and her past—behind for good. Rachel isn’t on the road long before she runs out of gas in a town that’s not on her map: Nowhere, North Carolina—also known as the town of “Lost and Found.” In Nowhere, Rachel is taken in by a spit-fire old woman, Catch, who possesses a strange gift of her own: she can bind secrets by baking them into pies. Rachel also meets Catch’s neighbor, Ashe, a Southern gentleman with a complicated past, who makes her want to believe in happily-ever-after for the first time in her life. As she settles into the small town, Rachel hopes her own secrets will stay hidden, but wishes start piling up everywhere Rachel goes. When the consequences threaten to ruin everything she’s begun to build in Nowhere, Rachel must come to terms with who she is and what she can do, or risk losing the people she’s starting to love—and her chance at happiness—all over again.
Description : No longer just a crush… It was Grace North's birthday and the best gift she could've gotten was…Kyle McRaney? Okay, so it wasn't what she'd asked for—at least not out loud—yet the man she had once considered her special hero was standing in her kitchen, ready to be her personal chef for the next three months. And the appearance of his precocious daughter only made Grace long for what might've been…. Kyle had always treated Grace with something akin to brotherly love, but now there was no mistaking the heat that sizzled between them. After all, Grace had gone from awkward teenager to the sexiest woman he'd ever met. Could he convince this beauty to take another chance on her knight in shining armor…and his ready-made family?
Description : Visions of sugarplums are so overdone--this year, invite love to dance in your head. These eight couples know just how to put the merry in mistletoe antics: Tangled Vines: Kyle Davis's tragic past has put the brakes on Christmas celebrations at his Australian ranch...until he arrives for some peace and quiet only to find caretaker Jordan Hastings in his shower. Jordan is trying to get her career as a winemaker back on track by bringing the neglected grapes on the property to life. Kyle is hard to resist, but falling for a man who controls her employment is not in her plans. Yet the more time they spend together, the more open they become to taking another risk on living and loving. Sweet Montana Christmas: Leaving behind her stifling Texas roots, Sue Anne Devereaux is busy getting a chocolate shop in Montana off the ground. The one big distraction: security guard Zach Crippen, who can't wait to finish his penance at Missoula's tiny airport, where he was banished after he made a huge career mistake. A casual fling--no strings attached--would be fine with him. Will their dreams cost them a chance at a future together, or will the holiday spirit help foster a lasting love? Lights, Latkes, and Love: Non-profit CEO David Shay can't get enough of the December festivities. As manager of a large retail store, Hannah Jenkins, on the other hand, turns into a jaded Scrooge every year on Black Friday. Can a nice Jewish boy--with the help of some Christmas lights, a little girl, and a latke party--teach Hannah the true meaning of the season and guarantee them both a New Year's Eve kiss to remember? Christmas Dinner: Amanda dreads returning home single for Christmas, but the only available man to play escort is Tate Ryan, her co-anchor and professional rival. When he agrees, much to her surprise, they both see a different side of each other under the mistletoe. His Hawaiian Christmas: Humbug in Hawaii? When Clara O'Fallen gets a promotion to paradise, she can't help feeling homesick for her Wisconsin winters, complete with real snow, family traditions, and Christmas festivities. But smiling surfer Kai Schmitt might just show this Scrooge how to hang loose and catch the spirit of the season--the aloha spirit! Nickolai's Noel: A chance meeting and a snowy ice storm bring together an unlikely pair--Russian hockey player Nickolai Glaznov and artisan quilt maker Noel Verden--on the most enchanting day of the year. A special connection flares between them despite his lack of roots and her overly involved family. But when the ice melts, will the magic disappear too? Christmas Clash: Candace Ellison is determined to stop the city council's convention center project from demolishing her new flower shop. Unfortunately, that means she'll have to cooperate with annoying Luke Carrigan, whose family pub is also on the chopping block. Will this Christmas bring miracles or the destruction of everything these old rivals love? Her Secret Santa: Neighbors and co-workers at Morgan Confectioners, Rebecca Sinclair and Ben Redding have been best friends since grad school. When their feelings turn more than friendly, will they be able to get past their fear of ruining their friendship? A holiday gift exchange might just bring the best present of all--Christmas love. Sensuality Level: Sensual
Description : Annie juggles sabotage and summer romance in this refreshing follow-up to The Teashop Girls that includes recipes for tea-related treats! It’s the summer before ninth grade, and Annie has been working hard at the Steeping Leaf, which has been busier than ever. And Annie’s involved in a huge scone cook-off with one of Louisa’s tea suppliers that could mean an all-expenses paid trip to London! But competition is tough, and Annie suspects sabotage when some mean comments show up on her blog. Then there’s the whole matter of a stolen kiss with Zach Anderson in the Steeping Leaf stockroom…. With the help of her two best friends, Genna and Zoe, can Annie come up with an awesome contest entry and sort out her love life before the end of the summer? To sweeten the brew, Laura Schaefer has also included recipes for tea and tea-related treats along with lists and amusing quotes—the perfect accents to a great girl read!
Description : Smoke and Grill Like an Award-Winning Competitive Chef Create complex, authentic southern flavors with smoking secrets from American Grilled champion Staci Jett. Bring competition-worthy dishes right to your table with secret ingredients like Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Jim Beam Whisky barrel pieces, which add a rich and delicious caramel oak flavor to smoked meat; use Chop House Seasoning to make your burger taste like premium steak, or try an Old Bay dry rub to add new dimensions of flavor to Slow Smoked Baby Back Ribs. With Staci’s unique ingredients and winning techniques, you can serve next-level dishes like Kentucky Beer-Braised Beef Short Ribs smoked over cherry and oak wood, Sweet Chili Smoked Wings and Ginger Pecan Bourbon Glazed Salmon. With Staci’s mouth-watering recipes, you will create incredible and distinctive meals from your smoker and grill. Whether you’re in the mood for bison, beef, pork, duck or fish, Secret Ingredient Smoking and Grilling will show you how to take it up a notch.
Description : Get this: Cronus liked to eat babies. Narcissus probably should have just learned to masturbate. Odin got construction discounts with bestiality. Isis had bad taste in jewelry. Ganesh was the very definition of an unplanned pregnancy. And Abraham was totally cool about stabbing his kid in the face. All our lives, we’ve been fed watered-down, PC versions of the classic myths. In reality, mythology is more screwed up than a schizophrenic shaman doing hits of unidentified…wait, it all makes sense now. In Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes, Cory O’Brien, creator of Myths RETOLD!, sets the stories straight. These are rude, crude, totally sacred texts told the way they were meant to be told: loudly, and with lots of four-letter words. Skeptical? Here are a few more gems to consider: • Zeus once stuffed an unborn fetus inside his thigh to save its life after he exploded its mother by being too good in bed. • The entire Egyptian universe was saved because Sekhmet just got too hammered to keep murdering everyone. • The Hindu universe is run by a married couple who only stop murdering in order to throw sweet dance parties…on the corpses of their enemies. • The Norse goddess Freyja once consented to a four-dwarf gangbang in exchange for one shiny necklace. And there’s more dysfunctional goodness where that came from.
Description : In "Whispered Wishes," experience how Kristin dealt growing up with the pain of being different, the challenges and rewards of motherhood, the death of her father and the on going search of her soul. The world is such a beautiful place. It begins at our back door and extends to both real and imaginary vistas. So take the time to appreciate "your world" and use the positive energy nature provides, just as Kristin has done. Enjoy this collection of endearing photos, and beautiful pros as they provide a pathway to nature and the hidden heart. During her youth, Kristin was an exceptionally tall, thin, and quiet girl. Often alone with her thoughts, she turned to journaling at a very young age and soon developed a strong desire for expression and creativity. The farm she grew up on provided a safe, isolated environment where these desires could flourish. She learned how to work hard, appreciate God's Nature, and form good family values. Later in her life, she continued expressing herself through art, crafts and gardening, but her love of nature remained a priority. After discovering she could preserve and recreate her moments in nature through photography, her journaling took on a new meaning. The result of these pursuits is this book. Kristin attended Iowa State University in Ames where she studied art and subsequently met her husband. Since that time she has lived with her husband and raised three beautiful, tall children in a small mid-western town. (As a family they continue to work hard together and she continues to journal and enjoy her many outdoor passions.)
Description : The Gift by Mary Kate Brogan Two men vie for Katherine Fannon's hand in marriage. Jamey and the Alien by Jenny Twist Jamey only wants one thing for Christmas--for his daddy to come home. An Elfin Secret by Brenda Whiteside In this Christmas fantasy, young Candace discovers magic lies within her heart. Saving Christmas by Nell DuVall A woman wonders if she'll even have a Christmas when her husband turns up missing near the Afghanistan border and turns to helping a young teen to forget her worries. On the Way to the Snow Ball by Brenda Whiteside Marie Louise Le Mare apparently has everything in life. So what can the handsome man in the red suit possibly give her? Uncle Albert's Christmas by Jenny Twist Elaine loves managing people. Uncle Albert is in despair when she invites him for Christmas. Vicarious Christmas by Joanna Foreman How does an eight-year-old girl get into the Christmas spirit and keep her mother with her own religious beliefs happy at the same time?