Restarting from scratch, traveling in an RV without a purpose, free of commitments, of the routine. Giorgio gets on the road after selling the house that, for him, was prison. His first stop is random: a small town in the Mantua countryside. A closed community, with its town fair, holds some secrets and Giorgio will, unfortunately, discover them. A noir horror that touches the topic of inbreeding, a horror not foreign even to our rural Italian communities.
Making a strong case for a revaluation of Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957), this collection argues that significant aspects of Lewis's writing, painting, and thinking have not yet received the attention they deserve. The contributors explore Lewis's contributions to the production and circulation of modernism and assess the links between Lewis's writing and painting and the work of other key contemporary figures, to position Lewis not only as one of the first twentieth-century cultural critics but also as one who anticipated the work of the Frankfurt School and other social theorists. Familiar topics and themes such as Vorticism receive fresh appraisals, and Lewis's significance as a philosopher-critic, novelist, and artist becomes fully realized in the context of his associations with important figures such as John Rodker, Charlie Chaplin, Evelyn Waugh, Naomi Mitchison, and Rebecca West. Lewis emerges as a figure whose writings on politics, corporate patronage, shell shock, anthropology, art, and cinema extend their influence into the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
Outside Japan, the term ’manga’ usually refers to comics originally published in Japan. Yet nowadays many publications labelled ’manga’ are not translations of Japanese works but rather have been wholly conceived and created elsewhere. These comics, although often derided and dismissed as ’fake manga’, represent an important but understudied global cultural phenomenon which, controversially, may even point to a future of ’Japanese’ comics without Japan. This book takes seriously the political economy and cultural production of this so-called ’global manga’ produced throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia and explores the conditions under which it arises and flourishes; what counts as ’manga’ and who gets to decide; the implications of global manga for contemporary economies of cultural and creative labour; the ways in which it is shaped by or mixes with local cultural forms and contexts; and, ultimately, what it means for manga to be ’authentically’ Japanese in the first place. Presenting new empirical research on the production of global manga culture from scholars across the humanities and social sciences, as well as first person pieces and historical overviews written by global manga artists and industry insiders, Global Manga will appeal to scholars of cultural and media studies, Japanese studies, and popular and visual culture.
Local craft breweries and small brewpubs are popping up all over Japan. There's never been a more fun time to sample the nations many different beers and this is your personal guide to the best of the lot. In this issue we look at the best places to sample beer in Tokyo and take on a guided tour of four of the best (smaller) breweries the countries has to offer. Enjoy!
This book illustrates that life has it highs and lows, but tomorrow is another day, so make the most of each and every day. A modern-day Huck Finn is said to illustrate the character (Angel Boy) and his experiences. Only with the riches that you are born with, love of life, family, and friends, can you truly live. These, along with his dramatic occurrences in life, are fluid throughout the book. My reason for creating Angel Boy is to tell the world that life is exactly what you make of it. If you believe in yourself, I mean truly believe, then a person can do just about anything they dream of. You only get one chance at life, so live it wisely! It is up to you to make the right choices each and every day. This story will enlighten you and illustrates to you that the world is yours. Yours to experience to the fullest. Do it right, give it all that you have, and live it richly like Angel Boy! Find your place to call home! This book is great for people of all ages! Can you tell what parts of the book are based on true life experiences and what are not? Sure this book has a touch of real experiences and can entertain all sorts of readers. Enjoy Angel Boy, it is only one of several books to fallow.
Khalid Tucker, son of Sadie and a fallen angel, is now eight years old and he has discovered that he has dark powers at his fingertips. He teeters between charming and catastrophic as those around him become aware of his numinous nature. Son of the Rock is a story of family, fear, and fantasy. It threatens to turn mother against daughter; brother against brother; husband against wife, and stretches the limits of what one is forced to accept. The eerie journey continues as it forces you to keep the pages turning and turning and turning!
In My Totally Awkward Supernatural Crush by Laura Toffler-Corrie, Jenna Bloom is just an average middle school student until her family takes her to her least favorite restaurant for her birthday, where she meets Cowpoke Luke, her waiter and one true love. Oh, and he also happens to be an angel. Jenna can't believe that Luke could actually be interested in her, and yet he is! Unfortunately he's got a demonic foe named Adam who could potentially complicate matters, and when the two boys have a big showdown at the local community theater's performance of Fiddler on the Roof, Jenna is right in the middle of it all.
Electrifying from its explosive first scene to its unexpected and shocking conclusion, Angel City revisits the unforgettable characters from The Watchers to reveal more of the earthly—and otherworldly—mysteries of the Angelus trilogy. Katherine Taylor, ex-escort, and Jay Harper, private detective, no longer remember each other. They no longer remember the cosmic battle they fought against the Nephilim. In fact, the only memory of the events of their pasts takes the form of a child, Katherine’s infant son, Max, who has, unbeknown to anyone, stirred the interest of the same vengeful spirits.… Meanwhile, from the shadows steps a defrocked priest named Astruc, whose face looks as if it has been clawed by some terrible beast and who hides his eyes behind blue lenses. He and his brilliant young ward have discovered something unfathomable in the catacombs under Paris—something that will confirm that “the time of the prophecy” is at hand. From the Paperback edition.
I tried to continue, but my words slurred, and his chest wasnt moving. I climbed down from the tree to check if he was alive, which to this day I regret doing, for he was, as far as I could tell, dead. Good night Alexander Ryean Weis, I will see you on the other side. And so I climbed to the top of the tree to watch the sunset over the bay, and cried.
Adrian Quinn trusts no one. Four years in prison will do that to a man—especially if he’s innocent. Somebody owes Adrian the truth, not to mention a fortune in lost income, and his bet is on his late partner’s ex—a spoiled society wife who walked away from her husband’s crime unscathed. Faith Nicholls escaped her two-timing husband right after he shattered her dreams. Left with nothing, she’s made a fresh start where nobody knows her name. Until Adrian Quinn stalks into town, dredging up dangerous secrets, awakening smoldering passions in her scorched soul—and endangering her heart as well as her life. Can they find the truth before it kills them? ~~~~~~~~~~ “Passion, betrayal, and churning emotions make NOBODY’S ANGEL a terrific way to spend your leisure hours.”—ROMANTIC TIMES “Rice…has created one of the most enticing heroes in contemporary romance.” Diana Herald, BOOKLIST “Passion, betrayal, and churning emotions make NOBODY’S ANGEL a terrific way to spend your leisure hours.”—ROMANTIC TIMES “Master storyteller Patricia Rice weaves a compelling, entertaining tale with a ful-bodied cast of unforgettable characters, snappy dialogue, and sizzling passion. NOBODY’S ANGEL is a keeper!” Susan Lantz, Romance Reviews Today Keywords: ex-con lawyer, kidnapping, North Carolina, suspense, mystery, divorcee, pottery
Enter my life. You will be on a journey from my child to my young adult life. I have been through abuse, love, depression, and I have dealt with the issues of sexuality. I take you on this journey using my poetry and my writing. I have seen many sorrows and I have tried to do my best to endure them. You will see why there is a Sorrow Angel. My hope is that this Sorrow Angel will help you with whatever sorrow you may face.
"I do not want ten million dollars. I do not want to visit Ireland. I do not want to end a Tobin family feud. And, above all, I do not want to court my eighth cousin, once removed." Even as he says the words, "Toby" Tobin, Irish-American computer hacker, knows it's useless to resist. His late great-uncle's will must be obeyed, and his family is determined to make him respectable by his twenty-fifth birthday. Encouraged by a photo of his cousin, Sara Anne Elizabeth Tobin, with her gorgeous black hair, blue eyes, and pale skin, Toby checks his computer for travel arrangements to Ireland. He finds himself chatting with an unusual travel agent, Raphaella, a very modern angel, who's been surfing the net for someone to look after. Raphaella gives him a new passport and first-class plane tickets out of O'Hare, and the encouragement and good humor he'll need on his quest for a living grail--the beautiful, mysterious, troubled, young Sara Tobin. He must marry Sara within the month (and solve an ancient mystery and elude a threatening thug) in order to claim his inheritance. Angel Light is based on the Book of Tobis in the Old Testament, one of the sweetest love stories ever told. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
A grieving mother draws on her storied heritage to find her daughter in the afterlife When Sukey Forbes lost her six-year-old daughter, Charlotte, to a rare genetic disorder, her life felt as if it were shattered forever. Descended from two distinguished New England families, Forbes was raised in a rarefied—if eccentric—life of privilege. Yet, Forbes’s family history is also rich with spiritual seekers, including her great-great-great-grandfather Ralph Waldo Emerson. On the family’s private island enclave off Cape Cod, apparitions have always been as common as the servants who once walked the back halls. But the “afterlife” took on new meaning once Forbes dipped into the world of clairvoyants to reconnect with Charlotte. With a mission to help others by sharing her own story, Forbes chronicles a world of ghosts that reawakens us to a lost American spiritual tradition. The Angel in My Pocket is a moving and utterly unique tale of one mother’s undying love for her child.
Graffiti art. It's bold. It's thrilling. And it can get a girl into serious trouble.... Raised by her single mom (who's always dating the wrong kind of man) in a struggling California neighborhood, Angel Rodriguez is a headstrong, independent young woman who channels her hopes and dreams for the future into her painting. But when her entry for a community mural doesn't rate, she's heartbroken. Even with winning artist Nathan Ramos -- a senior track star and Angel's secret crush -- taking a sudden interest in Angel and her art, she's angry and hurt. She's determined to find her own place in the art world, her own way. That's when Miguel Badalin -- from the notorious graffiti crew Reyes Del Norte -- opens her eyes to an underground world of graf tags and turf wars. She's blown away by this bad boy's fantastic work and finds herself drawn to his dangerous charm. Soon she's running with Miguel's crew, pushing her skills to the limit and beginning to emerge as the artist she always dreamed she could be. But Nathan and Miguel are bitter enemies with a shared past, and choosing between them and their wildly different approaches to life and art means that Angel must decide what matters most before the artist inside of her can truly break free.
In Crush It!, online marketing trailblazer Gary Vaynerchuk tells business owners what they need to do to boost their sales using the internet—just as he has done to build his family’s wine store from a $4 million business to a $60 million one. Crush It! will show readers how to find their passion, then step by step how to turn it into a flourishing, monetized business.
It's time for the St. White festival, and Daisuke has been so busy working on the festival committee that he's forgotten to get a present for his beloved Risa. His mother, in her infinite generosity, forces Daisuke to take a simple white ribbon as a gift. Unbeknownst to Daisuke, there's a story going around that if a boy gives a white ribbon to a girl and ties it for her on St. White, they will fall in love forever... -- VIZ Media
Faith, family, and friendship have always been top priority to five lifelong friends, but each one is about to be put to the test during one turbulent year. Lawson Kerry is a struggling single mother who has finally gotten her life together. Now, a fierce custody battle with her ex threatens to the tear apart everything she's built. Reginell Kerry is a starry-eyed singer determined to make it to the top of the charts, but will she change her tune when a chance at fame means shedding her clothes and her self-respect? Sullivan Webb is the pampered wife of a charismatic pastor with political aspirations, but she just might destroy her husband's campaign and their marriage if she can't control her wandering eye. Angel King has dedicated her life to nursing following the destruction of her marriage. Can she maintain her professionalism when she discovers that her newest patient is the woman who stole her husband? Kina Battle has had enough of her husband's verbal and physical abuse. When she's pushed to the edge, the situation heads in a deadly direction, and there might be no turning back. Nothing is sacred, all bets are off, and the lives of these ladies will never be the same. Will they have the strength to hold on to their friendships and put their trust in God?
When Risa and Dark - who's actually Wiz in disguise - go to a popular new horror movie, Wiz is nearly scared to death! Meanwhile Riku and Daisuke are enjoying their first time alone, although Daisuke's trying not to have too good a time, lest he change into Dark and blow the whole thing! Later, Risa expresses her unconditional love for Dark, who hints that he may not be everything he seems. -- VIZ Media
Not mortal, not vampire ... what is she? Helena wants to die, but when a vampire tries to take her life she instinctively unleashes a mysterious, deadly power she never knew she had. When Danizriel — an angel — arrives on the scene, he's puzzled to find Helena alive and the vampire dead. Intrigued, he shelters her and together they discover that she has become something neither of them expected. Their growing attraction is soon threatened when news of Helena's unnatural abilities quickly spreads. She becomes the target of a deadly hunt by vampires and Danizriel is placed in an impossible situation when he is told he must kill her. With overwhelming forces closing in, Helena and Danizriel face death from all directions. Who will live and who will die?
A cutting-edge naval warfare thriller from the award-winning author of 'Sea of Shadows' THE WORLD HAS FORGOTTEN THE TRUE NATURE OF TERROR. IT'S ABOUT TO BE REMINDED. A military revolt in southeastern Russia puts a former hard-line Soviet leader in command of a ballistic missile submarine and its arsenal of nuclear weapons. His goal: re-ignite the communist revolution, and recapture the might and glory of the fallen Soviet Union. Without warning, Russia, Japan, and the United States become hostages in a scheme of international nuclear blackmail. When the warheads start falling and people begin dying, no one can pretend that it's a bluff. As the earth rushes toward extinction, a lone U.S. Navy warship must penetrate the Siberian ice pack to destroy the submarine before it can destroy the world. It may already be too late. "A truly spellbinding tale of intrigue... brilliantly executed." -- CLIVE CUSSLER, International bestselling author of 'The Spy,' and 'Raise the Titanic' "A page turning, sip-from-a-fire-hose thriller in the world of underwater ballistic missiles and rogue former Soviet states." -- JAMES W. HUSTON, New York Times bestselling author of 'Falcon Seven,' and 'Secret Justice' "Jeff Edwards takes his readers to the brink of Armageddon and beyond!" -- JOE BUFF, Bestselling author of 'Seas of Crisis,' and 'Crush Depth'
This book was inspired by God and how He has led me through this journey, and everything in me wanted to share that journey with others. You see, everyone has their own perception of what beauty means to them. But for each individual, it can’t be about what beauty means to others; it has to start with what it means to you. There was a time in my life that I believed that my beauty, both inside and out, was determined by someone else’s perception. But I have learned through the years that you have to be yourself. To be the person that you know you are or capable of becoming; the person that has strength, endurance, patience, love to give, power to embrace life, and one whose beauty is like no other’s. When you allow someone else to determine your beauty, you waste the energy of the person you truly are, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, but must be felt with the heart.” (Helen Keller) The title Be-You-tiful the Way He Made You was not one that was chosen lightly; it does have a specific meaning behind it. It means Be You, just the way God made you, Beautiful. God never intended for us to feel worthless, ashamed, or lonely. The women depicted in the stories in this book come from all walks of life, who had high aspirations and goals for themselves and were self-assured, but at some point in their life lost their self-esteem (self-worth) caused by some of life’s drawbacks. But just as there are stumbling blocks in life, there are also benefits—especially when God becomes the center of it. You will see this become evident as you read each one of these ladies’ story.
Angel the 5 foot bombshell hailing from the Bronx was a thugs dream girl. Smart, classy, independent and down for her man Joey who just couldnt leave the streets alone, making jail his primary address. Having giving birth to Joeys child while he was locked away as usual, Angel tired of being lonely had decided to hook up with a young dude who was about his business named Danny who wanted to give her the world. Angel claims loyalty over the phone to her baby father while giving herself to Danny who swore his love to her and would do whatever to prove it, not knowing that life had another fate for both of them. Caught in a catch 22 blinded by love, loyalty, devotion and selfishness the good girl Angel had gone bad and did it to such a degree that betrayal became a common a word. Its deadly consequences run so deep not even this angel could escape.
Angelica Peters is a twenty-five year old virgin. While other young women her age are having sexual adventures, Angelica (better known to her family and friends as Angel), is saving herself for Dakota Donaldson, her best friend’s older brother. Angel is in love with Dakota and has been since grade school. Her problem is, Can she make him see her as a desirable woman instead of a little sister? After an unsuspecting morning of passion with Dakota, Angel is sure her dream has finally come true, when an accident shatters her moment of joy. Will she ever be Dakota’s Angel?
Storm Angel, now fifteen, never thought it would go this far. Her Mom is dead, her Dads new wife is a joke and she is stuck on this pathetic piece of land with nothing but the backwoods to keep her company. All she wanted was a little excitement. She never could have guessed he would find her or that she could love him more than she has ever loved anyone. How could she have known there was someone else like her? The things she has done, the things she can do; have always had to be kept a secret. Even if she had known that, she never could have known that everything and everyone she has ever loved could all be gone in the blink of an eye. Storm cant even allow the thought of what it might be like if everyone knew who she really is... if they knew she isnt human. She cant let that happen. But she cant let innocent people die either. Find out how she plans to clean up the mess she leaves behind, while shedding as little blood as possible, of course.
Do you love a good story? Crush on strong characters? Are you completely over werewolves and vampires? Then you’ll fall in love with these six samples of timeless teen stories, including Pretty Little Liars: Ruthless by Sara Shepard, The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, Kiss Crush Collide by Christina Meredith, The Secret Sisterhood Of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten, and Slide by Jill Hathaway.
Time is neither here or there, it is a time in between time as it is the beginning and yet the end of time. This is a story of the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last and yet as we enter into this revelation, we begin to witness the birth of the Angel Babies a time of heavenly conception when dying Angels gave birth to Angelic children who were born to represent the order of the new world. The names of these Angel Babies remained unknown but they carried the Seal of their fathers written on their foreheads, and in all it totalled one hundred and forty four thousand Angels and this is the story of one of them.
April Larkin is the most popular girl in school. She has everything everyone dreams of, wealthy parents, the latest technology and styles in everything, the hottest boyfriend, top grades, captain of the basketball team; not to mention that all the girls are in love with her two brothers, Conner and Craig. But when a new family moves in across the street, things start to change. They have something that she doesn’t, and she can’t figure out what it is. Through a series of trials and tribulations, and with the help of the new neighbor’s son, Kyle, April discovers the secret to life: the love of God.
Charlie McGraw never should have bought the angel book for his precocious daughter. Because then Meredith wouldn't be convinced that getting a new mommy was as simple as having an "angel" sprinkle him with her "miracle dust." And she never would have believed the beautiful blond-haired woman who drove a truck called the "Silver Angel" was some treetop angel come to life. Starla Richards was no angel. But try telling that to a five-year-old who was so starved for a mother's love that she'd stowed away on Starla's rig. Or convincing herself that miracles just didn't happen to ordinary people when Starla found herself snowbound with a handsome, caring widower and his adorable daughter….
Mira did not know what she had in store the day she fell asleep while wanting to escape her current situation. Overcoming a death from someone so close and burying herself in school and an internship has kept her somewhat awake and alive. An admiration for the actor, James Dean was all that kept the memory of her father alive. If she couldn’t be with her father, she could at least remember what they shared an admiration for together. She always wanted to meet James Dean… she didn’t know it would come true. Be careful what you wish for. It may just come true.
As chaos begins happening around the world a group of unlikely characters have joined together to find the missing Angel stones spread all over. As the angels in heaven try to prevent things from getting even worse in the world for two of their own are missing.
A taut psychological thriller for teens Seventeen-year-old Jeff thought he would never again have to deal with his older brother, a convicted murderer serving a life sentence. But after six years, Troy's sentence has been overturned on a technicality and he is released from prison. He returns to a family deeply divided about having him back home. Jeff can't forget how his life was disrupted by his brother, how his family had to move to another state and start over. Still, his parents believe things will be different now. But Troy's return makes a mess of Jeff 's life – at home, at school, and with his girlfriend. When Jeff 's rival on the soccer field turns up missing, Jeff suspects Troy is involved, and he sets out to prove it. But nothing could prepare Jeff for what happens as he gets closer to the truth. With unexpected flashes of humor, David Klass once again gives readers a gripping, multilayered novel about good and evil and the powerful bonds of family. Dark Angel is a 2006 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
She came to him as a precious gift, a naked angel rolled in a rug. Once he gazed into her green eyes, saw her tangle of honey blonde hair, he was undone with passion. Elizabeth would never surrender. He was a hated Montgomery -- she was a Chatworth -- and the blood war between their families raged on, a wildfire of rape, murder, and betrayal. Elizabeth vowed to fight the handsome lord, to resist the burning desire in his eyes -- no matter how great the temptation.
Voted the most popular Italian sportsman of the twentieth century, Fausto Angelo Coppi was the campionissimo - champion of champions. The greatest cyclist of the immediate post-war years, he was the first man to win cycling's great double, the Tour de France and Tour of Italy in the same year - and he did it twice. He achieved mythical status for his crushing solo victories, world titles and world records. But his significance extends far beyond his sport. Coppi's scandalous divorce and controversial early death convulsed a conservative, staunchly Roman Catholic Italy in the 1950s. At a time when adultery was still illegal, Coppi and his lover were dragged from their bed in the middle of the night, excommunicated and forced to face a clamorous legal battle. The ramifications of this case are still being felt today. In Fallen Angel, acclaimed cycling biographer, William Fotheringham, tells the tragic story of Coppi's life and death - of how a man who became the symbol of a nation's rebirth after the disasters of war died reviled and heartbroken. Told with insight and intelligence, this is a unique portrait of Italy and Italian sport at a time of tumultuous change.
Maximillian's summer vacation resembles one of his beloved lucha libre movies: grudge matches, fantastic villains and the Guardian Angel.
Fall in love with the Honeywell-Carlisle clan and their friends in Snow Angel, book one in the High Desert Hearts series of New-Adult Contemporary Romances from Chantilly White! Set in California’s hot-hot-hot high desert, where the landscape is stark and the passion is sizzling… “If you are looking for a great story that sizzles and truly likable characters, read Chantilly White.” –Lucy Monroe, USA Today bestselling author Jacob is flipping out ~ His heart, body, and mind have gone emotionally, lustfully, entirely haywire for the one woman who is totally off-limits to him—his best friend since birth, Melinda. Melinda is flipping confused ~ She thought she loved Mitch, her rat-bastard ex-boyfriend, who dumped her flat on Christmas Day. Now her heart—and other unmentionable places—is howling for Jacob. But as much as she loves him, she knows he’s not the right guy for her—they want such different lives. Together, they’re flipping screwed ~ They agree on one thing—a romance between them would be a huge mistake. But when passion shoots their emotions from sweet to scorching during their annual multi-family ski vacation, all of their rationalizations come crashing down. They’ll have to choose—rebuild the safe, secure friendship-wall between their throbbing bodies and yearning hearts, or blow it apart and risk everything they’ve ever known… for the chance at a love like they’ve never imagined… Snow Angel is a friends-to-lovers small-town romance in the HDH series—stories with a heat rating from sweetly sexy to downright scorching! Stay tuned for Desert Damsel, book two in the HDH series, coming Spring 2015!
From the USA TODAY bestselling author. "I consider Elizabeth Thornton a major find." —Mary Balogh, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of ONLY ENCHANTING Beautiful, fiery Scotswoman Maddy Sinclair held one man responsible for the scandal and tragedy that ruined her family: Viscount Deveryn, better known as The Fallen Angel. But when Maddy fell blindly into his powerful embrace, she was unaware the man who kissed her so skillfully was her sworn enemy. Now it is much too late, for though her heart may be lost, her will to foil Deveryn's scheme to steal her legacy is stronger than ever. Deveryn had his sights set on Maddy's castle and her tempting beauty—but not her affections. That changed as he found himself challenged by her wit, her guile, and her ability to turn the tables on his best laid plans, offering him a lesson in seduction that proved heaven does indeed exist on earth—and that perhaps only one thing can redeem a fallen angel.
A woman is captive to her own desire in this sizzling Regency romance from the USA Today bestselling author of Highland Fire. Eleven years ago, Cam Colburne, Duke of Dyson, witnessed the unspeakable horrors of mob hysteria in a French prison as he watched his family condemned to death by the actions of an innocent young girl, the daughter of a French diplomat. Now, a decade later, Cam’s moment of retribution has come. Lovely Gabrielle de Brienne is now his prisoner, held for ransom at Cornwall castle. The product of a most unconventional education, Gabrielle is now more hoyden than lady. Her powerful captor doesn’t frighten her with his threats. But, his commanding kiss sends shivers of desire through her body. The tenderness beneath his pride and arrogance, however, warns her that she is far too vulnerable. In the dark of night, she longs to understand the secret her enigmatic captor hides behind his mask of indifference. But by day, she plots her escape, fearing her heart and her will to resist him will soon be lost forever. “A joy to read!” —RT Book Reviews “I consider Elizabeth Thornton a major find.” —Mary Balogh, New York Times–bestselling author
All I remember is the sensation of things slipping away from me.... In one night Angel Hansen's life changes forever: She has sex for the first time. Not that she remembers the act itself -- not the pain or the pleasure. But she is left with something that will never let her forget it: an unplanned pregnancy. Angel must make a choice. Abortion? Adoption? Keep it? None of these choices are easy and none of them are perfect. But there is one thing Angel is sure of. Whatever choice she makes, it must be the right one for her. Braced with that knowledge, Angel faces the toughest decision of her life.
Welcome back to Virgin River with the books that started it all… Four years ago, air force sweethearts Franci Duncan and Sean Riordan reached an impasse. She wanted marriage and a family. He didn't. But a chance meeting proves that the bitter breakup hasn't cooled their sizzling chemistry. Sean has settled down in spite of himself—he's not the cocky young fighter pilot he was when Franci left, and he wants them to try again. After all, they have a history…but that's not all they share. Franci's secret reason for walking away when Sean refused to commit is now three and a half: a redheaded cherub named Rosie who shares her daddy's emerald-green eyes. Sean is stunned—and furious with Franci for the deception. News travels fast in Virgin River, and soon the whole town is taking sides. Rebuilding their trust could take a small miracle—and the kind of love that can move mountains. Look for What We Find by Robyn Carr, a powerful story of healing, new beginnings and one woman's journey to finding the happiness she's long been missing. Order your copy today!
The latest novel in the acclaimed Shortcut Man series is a rousing tale of sex, sleaze, and salvation in the City of Angels that’s “filled with enough dark humor and shady characters to satisfy the most rabid noir fan” (Associated Press). Our hero Dick Henry—aka the Shortcut Man—becomes involved in a case featuring an aging but still amorous Los Angeles movie mogul named Howard Hogue who keeps a stable of young starlets available for his highly ritualized attentions. Retained by the sister of a young woman who has gone missing, Henry becomes friendly with Connie Cielo, the “housemother” to the starlets. Despite Connie’s morally questionable responsibilities, she is willing to help (and enjoy the company of) the Shortcut Man. After Hogue’s star director assaults one of these women in a drug-fueled romp, Henry is drawn into a deeper mystery from years past involving a mysterious death on a boat and a missing screenplay written by what appears to be a homeless man. As he peels back layer upon layer of sordid Hollywood history, Dick Henry must contend with crazed drug dealers, Hogue’s personal doctor, crooked cops, private security henchmen, and Hogue himself—who is so powerful and bunkered in his movie-biz millions that he is unfazed by the resourceful Henry. A wry and rollicking read, Vexations of the Shortcut Man proves that p.g. sturges is “one of the cleverest and funniest new writers to grace the mystery genre in quite some time” (BookPage.com).