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Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse calls this story for readers of The Book Thief and Between Shades of Gray "a fine and haunting work." Blending magical realism and lyrical free verse, this is an intense survival story of three siblings caught up in the horrific events of the Armenian genocide of 1915. It is 1914, and the Ottoman Empire is crumbling into violence. Beyond Anatolia, in the Armenian Highlands, Shahen Donabedian dreams of going to New York. Sosi, his twin sister, never wants to leave her home, especially now that she is in love. At first, only Papa, who counts Turks and Kurds among his closest friends, stands in Shahen's way. But when the Ottoman pashas set their plans to eliminate all Armenians in motion, neither twin has a choice. After a horrifying attack leaves them orphaned, Shahen and Sosi flee into the mountains, carrying their little sister, Mariam. Shahen keeps their parents' fate a secret from his sisters. But the children are not alone. An eagle named Ardziv watches over them as they run at night and hide each day, making their way across mountain ridges and rivers red with blood. "A heartbreaking tale of familial love, blind trust, and the crushing of innocence. A fine and haunting work." 'Karen Hesse, Newbery Medal'winning author of Out of the Dust "This eloquent verse novel brings one of history's great tragedies to life." 'Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor'winning author of The Surrender Tree From the Hardcover edition.
She?s holding tight. He?s hanging loose. Eve Monroe is a stock-car PR pro who puts her career first?until an on-track wardrobe malfunction reveals more than the sexy smile of jackman Nolan Ford. The video?s become an internet sensation, and it?s Eve?s job to calm the sponsors and put a spin on the unexpected exposure. And they both have the same drive. It may be a public relations job, but now that Eve?s seen what?s under Nolan?s crew suit, it?s gotten personal. After a few dates she has Nolan pretty revved up. If only she?d learn to relax and enjoy it. Nolan?s sure that the spontaneous birthday bash he?s throwing for Eve in Las Vegas should loosen her up. Somewhere between cocktails and a smoking-hot motel-room derby, it does more than that. Now Eve?s wrestling with feelings she never expected, as everything about her personal jackman gets harder than she ever imagined.
Yasuko Hanaoka thought she had escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day, the situation quickly escalates and Togashi ends up dead. Yasuko's next-door-neighbor Ishigami offers his help, not only disposing of the body, but plotting the cover-up as well.
Originally from the ancient mythical island of Atlantis, Nicholas has spent the last year deep in the mountains of Maine, serving as Director of Security for the Nova Mare and Inglenook resorts. Fully embracing his life in the twenty-first century, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to a trouble-prone employee, and is determined to keep her safe. The last thing Julia Campbell needs is a man with a hero complex, especially one as handsome and imposing as Nicholas. All she has to do is keep it together until her younger sister turns eighteen, and then she can focus on her own life. But strange things have been happening at the resort--and it's Nicholas who keeps coming to her rescue. When Nicholas is suddenly the one in trouble, Julia realizes he's not quite what he seems--and that she'll do anything to help the man who's stolen her heart.
Jessica Sweet thought going away to college would finally make her free of her parents' constant judgments and insistence she play chastity club role model for their church events, but if anything, the freedom has made her realize she can't go home and be a hypocrite anymore. Tired of dodging their questions, she stays at school over the summer and lands in an unexpected crash pad: Riley Mann's house. Sarcastic, cocky, and full of opinions, Riley is also sexy personified with tattoos and biceps earned from working in construction all day. Not the right guy for her even if Jessica was looking for a relationship, which she is definitely not. But Riley hides the burden of having to raise his younger brothers behind that grin and as Jessica helps him get his house in order for a custody hearing, they begin to fall hard for each other, and she is forced to question what she's hiding herself. Jessica has never had a problem getting naked with a guy, but when it comes to showing Riley how she truly feels inside, her fear of rejection may just ruin the best thing--the best guy--to ever happen to her...
For the first time, trusted and beloved cookbook author Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, answers the number one question she receives from cooks: Can I make it ahead' If you've ever found yourself stuck in front of the stove at your own party, scrambling to get everything to the table at just the right moment, Ina is here to let you in on her secrets! Thanks to twenty years of running a specialty food store and fifteen years writing cookbooks, she has learned exactly which dishes you can prep, assemble, or cook ahead of time. Whether you're hosting a party or simply making dinner on a hectic weeknight, Ina gives you lots of amazing recipes that taste just as good'or even better!'when they're made in advance. In Make It Ahead, each recipe includes clear instructions for what you can do ahead of time, and how far in advance, so you can cook with confidence and eliminate last-minute surprises. Make a pitcher of Summer Rose Sangria filled with red berries, let it chill overnight for the flavors to develop, and you have a delicious drink to offer your friends the minute they arrive. Simmer a pot of Wild Mushroom & Farro Soup, enjoy a bowl for lunch, and freeze the rest for a chilly evening. You can prep the kale, Brussels sprouts, and lemon vinaigrette for Winter Slaw ahead of time and simply toss them together before serving. Assemble French Chicken Pot Pies filled with artichokes and fresh tarragon a day in advance and then pop them in the oven half an hour before dinner. And for dessert, everyone needs the recipe for Ina's Decadent (gluten-free!) Chocolate Cake topped with Make-Ahead Whipped Cream. Ina also includes recipes for the biggest cooking day of the year'Thanksgiving! Her Ultimate Make-Ahead Roast Turkey and Gravy with Onions & Sage may just change your life. With beautiful photographs and hundreds of invaluable make-ahead tips, this is your new go-to guide for preparing meals that are stress-free yet filled with those fabulously satisfying flavors that you have come to expect from the Barefoot Contessa. From the Hardcover edition.
From America's beloved storyteller, Barbara Delinsky, comes the romantic story of two rival coaches--and one game of love where everybody wins. Single mom Amber MacLaine coaches Little League for her son's (losing) team, the Pirates. Single dad Zachary Wilder coaches Little League for his daughter's (winning) team, the Cubs. A little friendly rivalry is all part of the game, of course. But when Zachary teases Amber for arguing with the ref, she can't help but dish it right back. And when he suggests she join him in some rigorous physical activity--bicycling--she takes him up on the challenge. Sure, he's her opponent on the playing field. But he's also a doctor. And gorgeous. And available. Not only is Zachary all warmed up, he's ready to play. But does he have what it takes to get this love-challenged mom back in the game' Previously published as Amber Enchantment by Bonnie Drake.
Chelsea Ross is renowned for her success at locating missing children. But when a wealthy Boston socialite asks her to track down her 40-year-old son, Chelsea is thrown for a loop. The runaway "child" in question, Samuel Prescott London, is a powerful executive who's apparently gone AWOL south of the border. Posing as a tourist, Chelsea manages to find Sam in the outskirts of Cancun--hot, handsome, and happy to be far from the corporate rat race. Chelsea promised Sam's mother she'd bring him back home. But after a few days of playing tourist by his side--and spending nights in his arms--she's not so sure she's ready to give him up.
When rock-god vampire Saxon ties the knot with a dominatrix, his group The Impalers gather for the wedding and jam session to send their bandmate off in style. They wake up in a dungeon, their cash and cell phones stolen, the groom missing, with Johnny handcuffed to Lizette and Drake being rescued from a sex swing by Josie. Meanwhile, the Vampire Alliance is looking for them... and what about that group of drag queens all dressed as Cher?!?
"After forty years of marriage, Rana Oceanus has done the unthinkable and run away from her mighty, magical husband. Not that she ran very far, having purchased a house in Spellbound Falls right on the shore of the Bottomless Sea, where she intends to prepare for the scariest battle of her life. The only flaw in her plan, however, is that she is still very much in love with Titus... Shocked and deeply shaken that his wife really has left him--though he still can't fathom why--Titus sets out to win her back. But when grand gestures of his esteem don't seem to further his cause, he conjures up some of his original courtship magic. But his plan backfires when Titus discovers that dealing with demons is far less threatening than the little secret his very mortal wife has been keeping from him....."--Publisher.
National pie champion, mom, homemaker, and self-proclaimed redneck, Francine Bryson won the hearts of bakers everywhere when she appeared on CBS's The American Baking Competition and went on to become a finalist on the show. Known for her down-home Southern charm and sass (and for successfully pairing chocolate and peanut butter with bacon), Francine now shares her sought-after recipes and tips in her very first baking book. "Here are the recipes and tricks I was taught by my Great-Granny, Granny, Nana, and Mama'the women who schooled me on the ways a Southern woman keeps a kitchen'and that I learned from twenty-plus years of competing on the baking circuit. Now you can bake up award-winning pies such as Upside-Down Apple Pie, fluffy Biscuits Like Nana Made, and irresistible treats like Soda Pop Cake and Classic Southern Lemon Bars'all so good they have made the rounds with the ladies at church, the bridge clubs, supper clubs, and mom groups for generations." --from the Introduction.
When vampiress Gwenna Carrick falls for handsome Vegas detective Nate Thomas, complications set in--the least of which is notorious vampire and ex-hubbie Roberto Donatelli.
Sunshine needed a place to be alone with her thoughts, but vampires never entered her mind.
"The international monetary system has collapsed three times in the past hundred years, in 1914, 1939, and 1971. Each collapse was followed by a period of tumult: war, civil unrest, or significant damage to the stability of the global economy. Now James Rickards, the acclaimed author of Currency Wars, shows why another collapse is rapidly approaching--and why this time, nothing less than the institution of money itself is at risk. The American dollar has been the global reserve currency since the end of the Second World War. If the dollar fails, the entire international monetary system will fail with it. No other currency has the deep, liquid pools of assets needed to do the job. Optimists have always said, in essence, that there's nothing to worry about--that confidence in the dollar will never truly be shaken, no matter how high our national debt or how dysfunctional our government. But in the last few years, the risks have become too big to ignore. While Washington is gridlocked and unable to make progress on our long-term problems, our biggest economic competitors--China, Russia, and the oilproducing nations of the Middle East--are doing everything possible to end U.S. monetary hegemony. The potential results: Financial warfare. Deflation. Hyperinflation. Market collapse. Chaos"-- Provided by publisher.
Cuttersville, Ohio is full of ghosts, and they all want Piper Tucker?s help. One guy in town just wants Piper. ? Ever since Piper Tucker was young she wanted to be like everyone else, but her uncanny ability to see ghosts always put her on the other side of normal. And the apparitions are showing up now more than ever, desperately seeking help. But what can she possibly do for them? They?ve already been dead for years. Besides, she has a personal concern of her own right now. A real flesh and blood concern?named Brady. ? He?s Piper?s childhood crush, and no sooner is he back in town than sparks start giving off heat. For Brady, it?s hard not to notice the sexy young woman Piper?s become, or forget the special gift she had as a girl. And right now it could come in handy, because a long-forgotten murder has been keeping a restless spirit from finding peace. All Piper and Brady have to do is solve the crime to put the specter to rest. But the passion brewing between them is just as restless, and could prove twice as dangerous.
Chicago ex-socialite Amanda Delmar's father has cut her off, and now she must do the unthinkable--work. Single father Danny Tucker hires her to babysit his daughter, not knowing that this debutante might just find a place in his heart.
The saga of dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden, the orcs of Many Arrows decide to take advantage of the chaos wrought by the Sundering to reignite a blood feud first brought to life in the phenomenal best seller The Thousand Orcs.
Uses Royal Archives sources to examine how the untimely death of Prince Albert plunged both his queen and the nation into a profound state of grief that reshaped the British monarchy.
When a man about to leave his wife is found murdered and the wife has a too-convenient alibi that convinces a smitten lead detective of her innocence, Professor Manubu Yukawa is tapped by a concerned Kaoru Utsumi to solve a seemingly impossible case.
Up all night: "Alanna Evans is a busy young executive with a bad case of insomnia. Desperate for a good night's sleep, she decides to check out a renowned sleep clinic, the Knight Center. It's the last place she'd expect to meet the man of her dreams. But when Alexander Knight--the clinic's gorgeous benefactor--takes a very personal interest in her case, Alanna's afraid those sexy bedroom eyes of his might keep her up all night long ...." Publisher's statement, p.  of cover.
From the USA Today bestselling author of True, Sweet, and Believe comes a tantalizing New Adult novel about finding love in the most unexpected ways' Kylie Warner prides herself on being optimistic, but after finding her best friend in bed with her boyfriend and flunking chemistry, her upbeat attitude has taken a dive. Even an impromptu hook-up with her sexy new chemistry tutor only brightens her mood slightly. After all, it's not like she'll ever see the tattooed scholar again' While he's a whiz at complex equations, Jonathon Kadisch has trouble when it comes to figuring out women. So when Kylie tells him that she's pregnant after their night of passion, he's at a complete loss. He's prepared to be a good father'unlike his own deadbeat dad'but he's less prepared to fall for the genuine and alluring blonde bearing his child. With emotions running high, Kylie wonders if Jonathon's devotion is out of growing love or looming obligation. And when heartbreak threatens to tear them apart, Jonathon will have to fight for the only girl who's ever made him feel whole'
In 1965, a year after Arianne thinks she sees a shooting star land in the fields surrounding her family's horse farm, a baby centaur's born, and the family, already under scrutiny because Arianne's six-year-old brother has birth defects, struggles to keep the colt a secret.
New from the author of Switching into high gear At a friend's lavish wedding, Harley McLain and her twin sister, Charity, meet sexy stock-car driver Cooper Brickman. The more reserved Harley is immediately smitten--until he hits on her twin. But Harley has had enough of being the "nice "girl, and after trading dresses with Charity, she seduces Cooper for a night of wild sex. ready for a hot lap. What was supposed to be a one-night fling gets complicated when Cooper needs a nanny to look after his kid sister--and is convinced sweet, dependable Harley would be perfect for the job. She can't resist the money--or Cooper's hot bod. But when her deception is revealed, will it destroy her dependable image--or will he finally realize how sexy sweet can be?