The third book in the Dragon Award nominated "Love at First Bite" series.Merlin “Merle” Kraft has been fighting the darkness for months. He left San Francisco in the capable hands of Marco Catalano and his anti-vampire team to defend them against vampires. With special operators at his command, Kraft has been killing every vampire he can find in the Middle East. After clearing out a nest in Tora Bora, he is finally brought back to New York, and the investigation that led him to vampires in the first place. Marco is starting to spiral. He knows it. His team knows it. Everyone around him can see that he’s just a bomb waiting to explode. The only woman who can bring him back from the brink is also the woman who lit his fuse. Ever since the demon Asmodeus tried to murder Marco, Amanda Colt has been hunting down every lead to find the ones ultimately behind the attempt. After months of investigation, she learns that something in the dark is colder than the dark. It is a vampire assassin that Amanda has faced once before, and Amanda lost. This assassin is stronger than anything they’ve face before, and it isn’t alone. With Marco ready to self-destruct, and the armies of Hell ready to descend, the three of them must come together and stop a thousand-year-old assassin that has never been stopped, and has never failed to kill her target.
Sink your teeth into the Vampire Diaries! This collection includes the first four can't-miss volumes from L. J. Smith.The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening: A deadly love triangle:Elena: beautiful and popular, the girl who can have any guy she wantsStefan: brooding and mysterious, desperately trying to resist his desire for Elena . . . for her own good.Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed himElena finds herself drawn to both brothers . . . who will she choose?The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle: Torn between two vampire brothers:Damon: determined to make Elena his, he'd kill his own brother to possess herStefan: desperate for the power to destroy Damon, and protect Elena, he gives in to his thirst for human bloodElena: the girl who can have anyone finds herself in the middle of a love triangle . . . one that might turn deadlyThe Vampire Diaries: The Fury: Love can kill:Elena: with Damon at her side, and wild with her craving for blood, the changed Elena struggles to control her desiresDamon: his hunger for the golden girl wars with his hunger for revenge against StefanStefan: tormented after losing Elena, he will do anything to get her back. Even if it means becoming what he once despised. . . .Getting what they want may come at a deadly cost.The Vampire Diaries: Dark Reunion: The Final Conflict...The Last Deadly Kiss:Elena: now she rises from the dead to recreate the powerful vampire trioStefan: summoned by Elena, he keeps a promise to her and fights the most terrifying evil he's ever facedDamon: joining the brother he once called enemy, Damon battles this new horror with strength, cunning, and deadly charm.
"When he crushed my lips with his, I caught a glimpse of his true vampire strength. A deep, primal growl rumbled in his throat as he pushed me against the wall..."Victor Batiste is a blonde-headed vampire under a spell, and Ivy Adams is the only one who can break it. There's just one problem: Ivy was adopted, and up until arriving in New Orleans to claim her inheritance, she had no idea she came from a long line of powerful witches. Luckily, witchcraft can be taught, and Ivy can't wait to undo Victor's spell so he'll finally leave her alone.But Victor may have other reasons for sticking around. Once upon a time, he was in love with Adelaide Desjardins, Ivy's great-grandmother, a woman to whom she bears a striking resemblance. Although Ivy can tell Victor is thirsty for more than just her blood, she has no time for shenanigans. She's too busy learning magic from a colorful mentor, and she's JUST had her heart broken. Little does she know, Victor is an immortal with nothing to lose. He takes what he wants...and right now, he wants Ivy.This 45,000 word novel is a complete, standalone romance and contains some mature language and scenes. For readers 18+ only.
"Carefully crafted, astutely served, delicious, and nourishing: First Bite is a real treat." --Wall Street JournalIn First Bite, award-winning food writer Bee Wilson draws on the latest research from food psychologists and neuroscientists to reveal that our food habits are shaped by a host of factors: family and culture, memory and gender, hunger and love. Taking the reader on a journey across the globe, Wilson introduces us to people who can only eat foods of a certain color, an anosmia sufferer who has no memory of the flavor of her mother's cooking, and researchers who have pioneered new ways to persuade children to try new vegetables. An exploration of the surprising origins of our tastes, First Bite shows us how we can change our palates to lead healthier, happier lives.
A reluctant hero. An unwilling heroine. And a new pack of Changelings in a darker paranormal tale that brushes the edges of horror...Geneva “Neva” Ross doesn’t want to die. But now that she’s been turned into a werewolf against her will, she’ll do anything to protect her family and friends even if that means taking her own life.Too bad Travis Williamson saw her jump. A lone Changeling with a dark past, he feels compelled to use his powers to save her. The last thing he expects is to feel a connection to the strong-willed woman. And when Neva is hospitalized, Travis risks everything to kidnap her, knowing the approaching full moon will put everyone in jeopardy.Bickering constantly to hide their growing attraction, Travis and Neva run from the authorities and from Neva’s sinister sire, Meredith de la Ronde. Meredith is determined that Neva will join her murderous wolf pack. Or die.
We do not come into the world with an innate sense of taste and nutrition; as omnivores, we have to learn how and what to eat, how sweet is too sweet, and what food will give us the most energy for the coming day. But how does this education happen? What are the origins of taste? In First Bite, the beloved food writer Bee Wilson draws on the latest research from food psychologists, neuroscientists, and nutritionists to reveal that our food habits are shaped by a whole host of factors, including family, culture, memory, gender, hunger, and love. An exploration of the extraordinary and surprising origins of our tastes and eating habits - from people who can eat foods only of a certain color to an amnesiac who can eat meal after meal without getting full - First Bite also shows us how we can change our palates to lead healthier, happier lives.
Renowned therapist, eating disorder specialist and recovering food addict Kay Sheppard helps countless individuals win their battles over food addiction-people for whom diets, pills and purging have become a way of life. In 1993, her groundbreaking book, Food Addiction: The Body Knows, explained the illness of food addiction from the physiological origins through recovery. Today, obesity is on the rise. In addition to the 300,000 overweight people in this country, millions more who may not look overweight are unable to control their eating. Sheppard's follow-up book, From the First Biteoffers the latest medical insights into food addiction coupled with time-tested, practical advice. Unlike other books that are very dry in nature, this book includes compelling personal stories and do's and don'ts from other recovering and relapsed food addicts, including the author herself, who began her own recovery in 1967. The book explains how to avoid the physiological and situational triggers that lead to relapse; how to confront the emotional issues behind food cravings; how to establish a balanced food plan that eliminates cravings; and how to avoid hidden dangers in cleverly packaged foods. The book also includes a handy Twelve-Step workbook. Just as Sheppard's first book broke new ground, her latest work offers a critical first step for food addicts on the road to physical, emotional and spiritual recovery.
Poison Apple Books: Thrilling. Bone-chilling. These books have bite!Ashlee Lambert, the queen bee from THIS TOTALLY BITES, has had a tough time ever since she became a full-fledged vampire. But now that she's moving from New York City to sunny Los Angeles, she's excited to make a fresh new start.But Ashlee never counted on a clique of popular mean girls or awful sunburns. Keeping her huge secret is suddenly harder than ever. And when something -- or someone -- starts attacking people at her school, Ashlee realizes she's not the only vampire in town. It's up to Ashlee to figure out who's behind the attacks before her cover is blown forever!
This Collection contains four first in series novels from New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author Tracey H. Kitts. Do you like werewolves and wizards? How about Dragon shifters and cyborgs? Into magic, witches, and cursed badass heroines? What if I throw in a sexy demon and a gargoyle? This Book Contains: Tales of Paranormal Alpha Males, Werewolves, Vampires, Wizards, Cyborgs, Witches, Curses, Monsters, Demons, Dragons, Magic, and More Frank and The Werewolf Tamer (Notte Oscura series Book One) Oriana’s Curse (Bound by Blood series Book One) Red (Lilith Mercury, Werewolf Hunter series Book one) Love Me Hard (Tris Grima series Book One)Frank and The Werewolf TamerThis is Book One in the Notte Oscura series. Each book in this series is a standalone story with returning characters.Katherine has had a hard time finding work, mostly because she's a vampire. Turns out, people aren't clamoring to work with the undead. She goes to the massive theme park, Notte Oscura, as a last resort. What Katherine doesn't realize is, there's a lot more waiting for her than just a job.Oriana’s CurseBOOK ONE (of four)Nicole Austin has just inherited a curse. She is the next in line to become a badass vampire slayer. The problem is, she must drink some magical blood for the curse to take hold, and the side effects aren’t all pleasant.She was just beginning to develop a relationship with her neighbor, Max, who is also a sexy werewolf. However, what once drew her to him may now be reason enough to keep them apart. She can’t hunt one monster and consort with another, can she?As if she didn’t have enough to deal with, there is the matter of a werewolf hunter in town. His name is Vladislav. He’s tall, dark, sexy, and obviously interested in Nicole.There are a few loopholes, but only one that might stop Nicole from being the next vampire slayer. True love, and she’s got one month to find it.Warning: This series contains sex, graphic language, and graphic violence. It also has multiple (smoking hot) partners. There will be a happy ending.NOTE: This is only Part One and it ends on a cliffhanger.This is the first entry in the Bound by Blood serial that tells the story of Nicole Austin and her family’s curse. These stories are meant to be read in order. RedThis is Book One in the Lilith Mercury Series.Dr. Alfred Moody saved her life, but the werewolf, Marco may hold the key to her heart. She's torn between the man who saved her humanity and the one who makes her want to embrace the beast.There will eventually be multiple partners in this series. If that offends you, turn back now.NOTE: This series gets hotter as it goes. However, Book One is NOT erotic. Someday Lilith will have a happy ending, but this is only the beginning.WARNING: This book contains graphic language and graphic violence.Love me HARDFrom the USA Today Best Selling anthology, Taming the Vampire.This is Book One in the Tris Grima series.Vampire hunter Tris Grima is having difficulty finding those responsible for her mother’s murder, and making her a vampire. With the help of her guardian/sexy gargoyle Hugh, she will begin to uncover the truth.Sometimes all you need is a hot gargoyle to help you find the way.Warning: This story contains one hard to resist gargoyle.
For thousands of years, humans have thrived without baby food” (which was invented in the late nineteenth century). Think about it: the human race has made it this far largely on whole food. Only in recent decades have we begun overthinking and over-processing our foods, which has led to chronic dieting, chronic disease, disordered eating, body distrust, and epidemic confusion about the best way to feed ourselves and families. Eating is an innate skill that has been overcomplicated by marketing schemes and a dieting culture. It’s time to leave the dieting culture behind for the whole family. It starts with the baby’s first bite!We are all Born to Eat and it seems only natural for us to start at the beginningwith our babies. When babies show signs of readiness for solid foods, they can eat almost everything the family eats and become healthy, happy eaters in the process. By honoring self-regulation (also an innate skill) and focusing on a whole food foundation, we can foster healthier children, parents, and families.You don’t have to cook another entire meal to feed just baby, nor blend everything you eat into a puree to support healthy growth in an infant. With a little patience, presence, and skill, you can transform nearly any family meal into a baby-friendly food. Who knew a little planning could have the whole family eating together, and better?Aside from the United States, most countries are accepting of babies starting of solids with the foods of the family. With a focus on self-feeding and a baby-led weaning approach, nutritionists and wellness experts Wendy Jo Peterson and Leslie Schilling provide age-based advice, step-by-step instructions, help for parents, and easy recipes so you can ensure that your infant is introduced to healthy and tasty food as early as possible.
This second book in the Dancing With Werewolves series is perfect for fans of Dakota Cassidy's Wolf Mates series. Sexy, hilarious, and emotionally satisfying, First Bite Is The Deepest is a book that’ll have you begging for more.Can a woman bitten by a werewolf choose not to become one herself? Ella is not persuaded by rich, handsome, and (unfortunately) neutered werewolf, Robert Colbert that his bite need change her life. Despite her annoyance with his arrogance, she agrees to let him take her to dinner if he’ll let her interview him for her gossip magazine LoveLifeStyle about his previous job as a designer/host for a reality TV show.Trying to convince her to accept her werewolf fate before the rapidly approaching full moon, Robert finds himself falling in love with the stubborn bitch-to-be. But with some dark secrets of her own and a scarier suitor on her horizon, Ella may prove to be the one woman able to resist Robert’s wolfish charm.The sequel to Just One Bite about Robert’s brother, Lucas, this steamy tale of mismatched lovers will have you dreaming of catching your own werewolf lover. Playing fetch? Not so much…
Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Christopher Moore, and Dracula will love this mordant take on vampire romance, which readers have called “funny and clever and emotionally hard-hitting” as well as "a perfectly creepy read." High school senior Stella Ortiz loves field hockey, her friends, biology class, and the occasional trashy vampire romance. So when she encounters mysterious transfer student Sebastian Weber--a real-life version of her favorite novels' broodingly gorgeous protagonists--she's immediately drawn to him. Her friends, on the other hand, aren't impressed: Sebastian misses tons of school, he day-drinks something that smells like pennies, and oh yeah, he's a vampire.What starts as a quirky send-up of vampire romance quickly turns sinister. Stella and her friends find themselves pitted against not only Sebastian, but his entire family--a cadre of supernatural predators determined to keep the secret of their existence from spreading any further. Sometimes, breakups really are a matter of life and death.
Venomous Minds Part I: The First bite is the Deepest, is about a black teenage girl, an only child, raised in Brooklyn, New York by her mother, aunt and grandmother without the proper guidance needed throughout her early years and that crucial time called puberty. Nishelle loves her family, but loving her family was one thing, falling in love with the opposite sex is another. From a model student to being exposed to crack cocaine, to being a boy toy; in addition to being her mother's keeper - disaster was bound to find this fragile young woman! Travel with Nishi as her story of poisonous entanglements begins to unravel in the first book of this series Venomous Minds!!!
Venomous Minds Part I: The First bite is the Deepest, is about a black teenage girl, an only child, raised in Brooklyn, New York by her mother, aunt and grandmother without the proper guidance needed throughout her early years and that crucial time called puberty. Nishelle loves her family, but loving her family was one thing, falling in love with the opposite sex is another. From a model student to being exposed to crack cocaine, to being a boy toy; in addition to being her mother's keeper - disaster was bound to find this fragile young woman!Travel with Nishi as her story of poisonous entanglements begins to unravel in the first book of this series Venomous Minds!!!
In World War II, the allied invasion of the continent hinges on keeping one secret absolutely secure. No one must find out, or all hope is lost.Tonight, German spy Konrad Achterberg is about to discover what that secret is.He's also about to find out that the Nazis aren't the scariest predators in the night. Because something in the dark is colder than the dark. And it is hungry.[Until release, this is still free with signing up for the Declan Finn mailing list, available through his blog at www.declanfinn.com]
This isn't a macro-depiction of history, nor elusive academic monograph. It is a book about man and woman, sex and love, Plato and Durex, and of course you who are reading it.
First Book "ABDUCTED" or 'LOVE AT FIRST BITE"This book starts with a very serious crime, the Abduction, but soon turns to these two explaining there problems. It then turns to a romantic weekend (31/2) day of "Training" and falling in Love.....They hide/cover up the "Crime" and become an "Item"....Charlie ends up P.G.???? Get Married and on a FL. trip.....Lite/rather crazy with a happy ending... It continues with,book two "THE TWO FACES OF DEL" and then Book three, "THE ULTIMATE SCARIFIES" "ALL " with a positive ending...
First Bite contains the first book in each of Steven Becker's series:Wood’s Reef"A riveting tale of intrigue and terrorism, Key West characters in their full glory! Fast paced and continually changing direction Mr Becker has me hooked on his skillful and adventurous tales from the Conch Republic!"It's easy to become invisible in the Florida Keys. Mac Travis was doing his best to keep a low profile: diving, fishing, and enough salvage work to pay his bills. It's a good life until he discovers something while spearfishing that could change the pristine Keys forever.Pirate"A gripping tale of pirate adventure off the coast of 19th Century Florida!"After decades at seas, pirate legend Jose' Gasparilla is prepared to retire. As he and his crew split their treasure, the promise of one final prize lures the ship back into action. Little do they know that the purported riches are nothing but a trap set by the fledgling U.S. Navy!Bonefish Blues"I just couldn't put this book down. A great plot filled with action. Steven Becker brings each character to life, allowing the reader to become immersed in the plot."A mob boss and a corrupt realtor team up to sell a pristine island in the Florida Keys - but the island has secrets that the brochures doesn't show. When a local fishing guide sees something not meant for his eyes, he becomes embroiled in their plot, trying to save his own life as well as the island.
Trixie Lyal stumbles upon the scoop of a lifetime when her move to a new town takes a detour into the paranormal world of Apple Hollow. She winds up at the local diner where she meets a handsome local by the name of Orion. Cupid stings her heart but not the headlines as strange happenings stir her curiosity.A quick investigation leads to a long road where she becomes her own headline, and a werewolf. Mob-rule forces her to join the ranks of the town’s residents and her babysitter turns out to be her own handsome Orion. Unfortunately for him, she has plans to escape her scoop and fly the coop. To do that, though, she’ll have to survive the coming wild days of were-people, and her own insatiable lust for a certain devilishly handsome wolf.