Nothing like a Fireman to set your heart ablaze – except he’s my stepbrother…She’d been a straight-A student, and a quiet girl that never caused trouble. Enter Clarke, an attractive young man with dreams of becoming a firefighter. Tiffany knew it was wrong, but she instantly fell for her stepbrother. Years later, Tiffany isn’t the little girl she used to be. She’s got a new set of curves and is ready to be the BBW woman of Clarke’s dreams. Clarke is back for the summer, staying with his parents until he can get an apartment. After being promoted to fire chief, he’s got his whole life set out for him. The only question is, does Clarke want her? And if he does, how will their love surpass the taboo that is their parent’s marriage? In this story of love, lust, and desire, Tiffany and Clarke learn the true meaning of falling apart while falling madly in love.”Playing with Fire” is full of sexy surprises… a stepbrother taboo romance that will have all your sense tingling! This is a standalone stepbrother romance with no cheating, no cliffhangers and with a guaranteed HEA ending plus exclusive bonus books for a limited time only.WARNING: This book contains mature themes and language. Intended for 18+ readers only.
When desire burns hotter than fire...I knew the rules,I've played by them for years.Don't get too close, Don't fall in love.Focus on work, Focus on me.But I broke all the rules,I fell hard for him,And he for me.After all, how could I not fall for him?A major league baseball player,With a killer smile and an incredible body?He's strong, hot, and amazing,In bed.He's everything,That I'm not allowed to have.Someone doesn't want us together.Someone will destroy us both if we get too close.But we're already there,Bound by love,Held together by our hearts.Burning for each other,Just as the fire starts.And now, we're forced to decide.Let our desire burn,Or extinguish what we both want. Can the fire burn without destroying us both?*This is a stand-alone, full-length romance with a HEA and no cliffhanger.
Susan gives birth to a beautiful son, but refuses to tell anyone who the father is. And there are now three men in her life—Jim, who doesn't want to be the stepfather of someone else's son; Graham, who believes he is the father, loves Susan, and believes she loves him; and Donald, a man she met in Darlington.
In Playing with Fire, now in trade paperback, Theo Fleury takes us behind the bench during his glorious days as an NHL player, and talks about growing up devastatingly poor and in chaos at home. Dark personal issues began to surface and drinking, drugs, gambling, and girls ultimately derailed his Hall of Fame-caliber career. Fleury shares all in this raw, captivating and honest look at the previously untold story of one of the game's greatest heroes.
It rains a lot in Trillium, Oregon, but not enough to douse the political, personal and literal fires that surround the man in the hot seat, Ben Cromarty, Trilliums city manager.A suburb of Portland in the shadow of the snowy Cascades, Trillium has come a long way from its sleepy days as a sawmill town. The population is bursting. High-tech businesses are moving in. And the citizens are getting cantankerous.A proposal to reorganize the fire department quickly escalates beyond a dry policy debate. It divides the community, pitting council members against each other, the firefighters against the city, and business against business.In the middle of it all is Ben Cromarty, struggling to keep the city from consuming itselfand to keep his job. The conflict over the fire departmentand over Trilliums futureplays itself out in political intrigue, legal wrangling, personal vendettas and sundered friendships. Before it is over, the citys troubles are splashed across front pages, its political structure is shaken to its core, Cromartys family faces danger, and a self-inflicted assault on Cromartys marriage threatens to pull his personal life into the public crisis.
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Indigo could never have predicted she’d be running her own London events agency aged just twenty-seven.Organising celebrity parties and glamorous launches is the reward of years of hard work, and when restaurant entrepreneur Connor asks her to plan the opening of his swanky new Shoreditch nightclub, she knows this could be the high-profile event that puts Glamour to Go on the map.Gorgeous, successful…and attached, Connor is just as spirited as Indigo. She’s determined to resist his advances, but it’s only a matter of time before sparks start to fly. Will she risk putting everything she’s worked so hard for on the line for Connor? Because as the temperature rises, it will soon become clear that someone is trying to sabotage Indigo’s efforts from the inside. Things are hotting up, and there’s everything to play for…
Every generation produces an extraordinary group of outliers that crush the barriers of their chosen profession. In the exciting world of live performance, Magician and Comedian Kevin Lee is a trailblazer in his own right. Raised in the same gritty neighborhood as the great Sugar Ray Leonard in Palmer Park, Maryland, Kevin Lee was destined to be a shining star from the moment he discovered his love for magic. Audiences from all four corners of the globe have experienced the amazing stage act from one of the industry’s top professionals. Over an illustrious career that spans over three decades, Kevin Lee has dazzled audiences with his unique brand of comedy and magical feats. Kevin Lee has been featured on NBC's Last Comic Standing, BET's Comic View and HBO's Def Comedy Jam. "Playing With Fire" chronicles the wild journey of one of America's most talented and creative Magician/Comedians. His story has been billed as emotional, authentic, funny and captivating.
In Playing With Fire, Theo Fleury takes us behind the bench during his glorious days as an NHL player, and talks about growing up devastatingly poor and in chaos at home. Dark personal issues began to surface, and drinking, drugs, gambling, and girls ultimately derailed a career that had him destined for the Hall of Fame. Fleury shares all in this raw, captivating, and honest look at the previously untold story of one the game's greatest heroes.
The plays in this volume are one-act dramas based on human situations as conceived and interpreted by Strindberg at a time when he was convinced human beings are essentially selfish, self-centered creatures. All of them have been presented successfully in Swedish and other Scandinavian theaters. The situations are surely typical: people's willingness to claim credit for a fellow human being's success, a mother's manipulation of her daughter's life, a wife's indifference to her mate except when others obviously wan him, denigration of a mate for one's own purposes, indifference to rationalization of one's sins, playing with one's own and others' emotions, and the unhesitant destruction of a fellow human being, at least partly in the name of religion. Written toward the end of his pre-Inferno period, Strindberg labelled these plays 'one-acters out of cynical life'. ['En aktare. Ur det chniska livet']. Translations of two other plays - "The Stronger" and "The Bond" - which belong to this group were included in Pre-Inferno Plays (University of Washington Press, 1970). In translating these plays, Walter Johnson has presented American versions, faithful to the original and expressed in languages as idiomatic and natural as the original Swedish.
A gripping standalone thriller by the New York Times bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles seriesINTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES AND SUSPENSE MAGAZINE In a shadowy antiques shop in Rome, violinist Julia Ansdell happens upon a curious piece of music—the Incendio waltz—and is immediately entranced by its unusual composition. Full of passion, torment, and chilling beauty, and seemingly unknown to the world, the waltz, its mournful minor key, its feverish arpeggios, appear to dance with a strange life of their own. Julia is determined to master the complex work and make its melody heard. Back home in Boston, from the moment Julia’s bow moves across the strings, drawing the waltz’s fiery notes into the air, something strange is stirred—and Julia’s world comes under threat. The music has a terrifying and inexplicable effect on her young daughter, who seems violently transformed. Convinced that the hypnotic strains of Incendio are weaving a malevolent spell, Julia sets out to discover the man and the meaning behind the score. Her quest beckons Julia to the ancient city of Venice, where she uncovers a dark, decades-old secret involving a dangerously powerful family that will stop at nothing to keep Julia from bringing the truth to light.Praise for Playing with Fire “Compelling . . . I defy you to read the first chapter and not singe your fingers reading the rest.”—David Baldacci “One of the best and most original thrillers of the year.”—Providence Journal “[A] novel brimming with emotion, literary description, and psychological suspense.”—The Huffington Post “Will make readers drop everything to immerse themselves in its propulsive dual narrative.”—Los Angeles TimesFrom the Hardcover edition.
Investigating a dual arson case that has claimed three lives on an English canal, Detective Inspector Banks teams up with fellow investigator Annie Cabot and discovers that the victims are linked to an art forgery operation. 50,000 first printing.
Reign Grazi is no stranger to dangerous men. Her whole life, they've been there. Grandfathers, uncles, cousins...she knows the difference between people who made the rules and those who broke them. But she has no idea why someone might want her dead. Nick Fattelli is handsome, sophisticated, and...an assassin. He doesn't know who hired him to take out Reign, but after they meet and sparks fly, he vows to protect her. Unless it's really him they are after...Thus begins PLAYING WITH FIRE, a sexy thriller by Renee Graziano, star of VH1's hit show Mob Wives.The author knows this lifestyle firsthand: She is the daughter of one of the most famous mobsters of our day, with an ex-husband now in witness protection, and a trail of "connected" boyfriends a mile long.
"Eden's unsurpassed creativity shines once again!"--Larissa IoneAn Old FlameCassie Armstrong has plenty to atone for. The daughter of the most immoral researcher ever to pick up a scalpel, she's determined to use her own brilliance in genetics to repair the damage her family has done to the paranormals. Especially Dante, the first of the phoenixes, the one they call the Immortal. He's been haunting her dreams since she was a little girl, and she's been trying to ease his pain for almost as long. If only he remembered any of it. . .Dante doesn't know what Cassie's story is. He almost doesn't care. The minute he sees her, all he can think is mine. But there's more to the pretty little doctor than meets the eye. And Dante isn't the only one to notice. He can't trust her, but he can't stay away--and if he wants to learn her secrets, he's going to have to fight like hell to keep them both alive. . .Praise for Cynthia Eden's novels"Cynthia's on my must-buy list." --Angie Fox"A fast-paced, sexy thrill ride you won't want to miss." --Christine Feehan on Eternal Hunter
PRAISE FOR PLAYING WITH FIRE "A hot and furious tale ... the kind of book that could be a summer beach favorite ..." John Harlow, Editor-in-Chief The Palisadian Post and former Times of London correspondent "A marvelous read!" Alice Andres-Callejo, editor/publisher Mesa Newspaper "A quick and fun read ... a memorable romance" Voice Magazine "Readers should buy Playing with Fire for the enjoyment and edification it will provide them… An ultimately uplifting and positive story."The Sentinel A New York advertising CEO stumbles into a fiery affair with a young Russian emigrée despite his happy marriage. As his business sky-rockets, he battles to hold his turbulent life together, weighing passion against long-lasting love. Tragically, circumstances strip him of both women – his wife and his new love. His life is now dominated by great business success and huge financial rewards. He is on top of the world, albeit alone. Top clients seek him out, not always with good intentions. Years later he encounters the Russian by chance, but can he ever truly love her again after so much time and so many painful events have passed? Not since Bridges of Madison County has there been such a poignant story.
Gabriel Tauhou, the leader of the silver dragons, can’t take his eyes of May Northcott—not even when May, who has the unique talent of being able to hide in the shadows, has slipped from everyone else’s sights. May, however, has little time for Gabriel—not when she’s hiding from the Otherworld law, hunting down a blackmailer, and trying to avoid a demon lord’s demands. But her ability to withstand Gabriel’s fire marks her as his mate, and he has no intention of letting her disappear into the darkness she seems to prefer. Then May is ordered to steal one of Gabriel’s treasures—an immensely important relic of all dragonkin—and he must decide which to protect: his love or his dragons.
Flame Princess and Jake have to survive a number of traps before they can rescue Finn's soul, which has been kidnapped by a devious dragon.
Skylar Fox was a free spirit with a turbulent past. She hid behind her carefully constructed façade, it was the only way she knew how to protect herself. Life was easier, less messy when you only had to look out for yourself, you didn’t need to rely on anyone else. No one had managed to scale the walls she put up after an abusive past relationship. Her life was now the way she wanted it; slow determined steps forward and away from her past.Cooper Wade knew what it was like to lose at love. He’d had his heart trampled in the most public way, dumped at the altar in front of his friends and family. He’d sworn off love entirely, only when a chance encounter turns everything upside down, it has him questioning whether a broken heart can be fixed or whether he’s simply opening himself up to be burnt again.When you play with fire, you’re bound to get burnt.