An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times#150;bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe#151;from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos#151;the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page. nbsp;
Anguish by Bella Jewel
Publication Date: 2014-11-25
Jokers Wrath MC Book 3 Come along on this wild ride with Mack and Jaylah!
Bright Side by Kim Holden
Publication Date: 2014-07-09
Secrets.Everyone has one.Some are bigger than others.And when secrets are revealed,Some will heal you ...And some will end you.Kate Sedgwick's life has been anything but typical. She's endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there's a reason her best friend Gus calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong-willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She's also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks.They both feel it.But they each have a reason to fight it.They each have a secret.And when secrets are revealed,Some will heal you ...And some will end you.
Heart Recaptured by Tillie Cole
Publication Date: 2014-12-16
Even salvation can be delivered through the love of the damned...Beauty can be a curse.Faith can be a cage.Only love can set you free. A few long weeks after being reluctantly ripped from the comforting embrace of her sacred prophet's religious commune-the only life she has ever known-a terrified Delilah is thrust into a world enveloped by evil and swimming in sin. Steadfastly devout in her faith, and retaining the deep belief that her soul is innately tarnished as a branded 'Cursed woman of Eve', Delilah is determined to find her way home to her people in The Order and away from the corrupt and damned outlaw motorcycle club-The Hades Hangmen-who hold her at their secluded compound for her protection-a 'protection' she strongly resents. Delilah yearns to return home, convinced that only amongst her own people, and under the holy guidance of the Lord's revealed prophet, can her Satan-spawned soul be truly saved. Conditioned her entire life to believe she is a witch... a life-long temptress... the devil's whore... Delilah increasingly resents her beautiful face, her shapely body and her sensuous effect on men. But when a man of the motorcycle club-a deeply sinful yet stunningly beautiful man-is charged with her care, Delilah begins to see that this dangerous and moralless sinner from the 'outside' may offer her something she did not know could truly exist: unconditional love.Kyler 'Ky' Willis loves his life: a daily abundance of brotherhood, liquor, the freedom of the open-road and-best of all-his pick of hot women. Raised a biker brat and now VP of the most notorious MC in the States, Ky has no shortage of club sluts warming his bed; a situation he takes full advantage of... until a certain blonde enters his life... a gorgeous pilgrim-blonde he can't get out of his head... a pilgrim-blonde he and his club recently-rescued from some backward religious cult... and a pilgrim-blonde he's been ordered to keep the hell away from and his whorish hands off.When yet another in a lengthy line of drunken blunders forces Ky to reluctantly take charge of the pilgrim-blonde's care, he realizes that there could be more to this woman than just supermodel looks and a stacked set of tits. He begins to see that she could be the woman who could do the impossible-tame his wild ways and capture his reluctant heart.But the unyielding bonds of Lilah's past are strong, her 'people' determined and, with a new Prophet in charge and hell bent on revenge, they are mightily reluctant to let her go...Dark Contemporary Romance.Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language, and very mature topics.Recommended for age 18 years and up*
In the Blood by Lisa Unger
Publication Date: 2014-07-22
The New York Times bestselling author and International Thriller Writers "Best Novel" finalist Lisa Unger returns to the dark psychological suspense that made Beautiful Lies a bestseller around the world. Lana Granger lives a life of lies. She has told so many lies about where she comes from and who she is that the truth is like a cloudy nightmare she can't quite recall. About to graduate from college and with her trust fund almost tapped out, she takes a job babysitting a troubled boy named Luke. Expelled from schools all over the country, the manipulative young Luke is accustomed to controlling the people in his life. But, in Lana, he may have met his match. Or has Lana met hers? When Lana's closest friend, Beck, mysteriously disappears, Lana resumes her lying ways-to friends, to the police, to herself. The police have a lot of questions for Lana when the story about her where-abouts the night Beck disappeared doesn't jibe with eyewitness accounts. Lana will do anything to hide the truth, but it might not be enough to keep her ominous secrets buried: someone else knows about Lana's lies. And he's dying to tell. Lisa Unger's writing has been hailed as "sensational" (Publishers Weekly) and "sophisticated" (New York Daily News), with "gripping narrative and evocative, muscular prose" (Associated Press). Masterfully suspenseful, finely crafted, and written with a no-holds-barred raw power, In the Blood is Unger at her best.
Incandescent by River Savage
Publication Date: 2014-08-17
Phoenix 'Nix' Knight thought pulling his club out of the illegal shit his Pops got them into was difficult. Until he meets Kadence. Kadence Turner has no business lusting over a student's father, especially the president of the Knights Rebels MC. Nix is crass, obnoxious and dangerously sexy and for some reason, Kadence can't seem to hate him for it. The bossy biker breaks down her defenses, but unlike the old Kadence, the woman she is today won't give in without a fight. The tension is undeniable, the attraction fierce. A man that wants what he wants and a woman that will fight him every step of the way.
Jake Undone by Penelope Ward
Publication Date: 2013-10-20
AN AMAZON #1 BESTSELLER IN ROMANCE!Nina Kennedy was alive...but not living...until she met him.Planes, trains, heights...you name it, Nina was afraid of it and led a sheltered life ruled by irrational fears and phobias. When she moves to Brooklyn for nursing school, that life is turned upside down, as she develops an intense but unwanted attraction to her gorgeous roommate, who's pierced, tattooed and just happens to be the smartest person she's ever met.Behind Jake Green's rough exterior and devilish smile, lies a heart of gold. He makes it his mission to change Nina's outlook on life. When he agrees to tutor her, they forge a bet and the stakes are high as Jake forces Nina to face her demons. He just wasn't expecting to fall hard for her in the process. What Nina doesn't realize, is that Jake has been living his own private hell. Once he drops a bombshell, will their love survive it?Told in two parts from both Nina and Jake's points of view, Jake Undone is a STANDALONE story and a companion to the novel, Gemini.***Author's note: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Organic Vegetable Gardening by Gaia Rodale
Publication Date: 2014-07-12
Organic gardening is the wave of the future that takes a page from the past. It involves going back to our roots and gardening the way our grandparents and great-grandparents did. It means reclaiming our agricultural heritage from the big companies and bringing it back to basics. The key to succeeding at organic gardening right from the start is taking the time to plan out how the different pieces of your garden system will work together to produce optimal results. Each garden is only as strong as the weakest part of its system. This means that taking the time to test and amend the soil matters as much as picking the right plants or using only organically-safe pesticides and herbicides. This guide provides all the information you need to get on board with organic gardening practices and plan the organic vegetable garden you have been dreaming about. It provides a concise look at the essential elements of organic gardening, walks you through the process of planning your own organic vegetable garden, and encourages you to embrace organic-friendly concepts like companion planting and the need for beneficial insects. You will learn: * Why compost is important and how it helps organic gardens, plus how to make your own with the proper ratios * How to select the best plants for your family and your garden space * How to use companion planting, and why you really want to * Why you need to attract beneficial insects and how to do it * Why crop rotation is important and how to set your garden up on a 4 year plan to ensure optimal productivity * How to make your own organic-safe herbicide and pesticide, no more spending a ton of money at the garden shop for this one * How to plan out your garden to meet your needs, and the needs of the plants By the end of the book you will have a solid understanding of what organic gardening is, why people do it, and how gardeners use specific techniques and methods to get stellar results without synthetic chemicals. You will know how to compost your kitchen and yard scraps, figure out which plants suit your climate, and know how to group plants together by the benefits they provide to each other.
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Publication Date: 2013-04-02
Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude? As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine, the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community-service position helping an elderly widow clean out her attic is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. A Penobscot Indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past. Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.
Rites of Passage by Joy Hensley
Publication Date: 2014-09-09
Sam McKenna has never turned down a dare. And she's not going to start with the last one her brother gave her before he died. So Sam joins the first-ever class of girls at the prestigious Denmark Military Academy. She's expecting push-ups and long runs, rope climbing and mud crawling. As a military brat, she can handle an obstacle course just as well as the boys. She's even expecting the hostility she gets from some of the cadets who don't think girls belong there. What she's not expecting is her fiery attraction to her drill sergeant. But dating is strictly forbidden and Sam won't risk her future, or the dare, on something so trivial . . . no matter how much she wants him. As Sam struggles to prove herself, she discovers that some of the boys don't just want her gone--they won't rest until she gives up. When their petty threats turn to brutal hazing, bleeding into every corner of her life, she realizes they are not acting alone. A decades-old secret society is alive and active . . . and determined to force her out. At any cost. Now time's running short. Sam must decide who she can trust . . . and choosing the wrong person could have deadly consequences.
Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward
Publication Date: 2014-09-23
You're not supposed to want the one who torments you. When my stepbrother, Elec, came to live with us my senior year, I wasn't prepared for how much of a jerk he'd be. I hated that he took it out on me because he didn't want to be here. I hated that he brought girls from our high school back to his room. But what I hated the most was the unwanted way my body reacted to him. At first, I thought all he had going for him were his rock-hard tattooed abs and chiseled face. But things started changing between us, and it all came to a head one night. Then, just as quickly as he'd come into my life, he was gone back to California. It had been years since I'd seen Elec. When tragedy struck our family, I'd have to face him again. And holy hell, the teenager who made me crazy was now a man that drove me insane.I had a feeling my heart was about to get broken again.Stepbrother Dearest is a standalone novel. **Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+
Take a Chance by Abbi Glines
Publication Date: 2014-02-25
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the story of Grant, the sexy playboy who first captured readers' hearts in Fallen Too Far. When Harlow Manning's rocker father goes on tour, he sends her to Rosemary Beach, Florida, to live with her half-sister, Nan. The problem: Nan despises her. Harlow has to keep her head down if she wants to get through the next nine months, which seems easy enough. Until gorgeous Grant Carter walks out of Nan's room in nothing but his boxer briefs. Grant made a huge mistake getting involved with a girl with venom in her veins. He'd known about Nan's reputation, but still he couldn't resist her. Nothing makes him regret the fling more than meeting Harlow, who sends his pulse racing. Yet Harlow wants nothing to do with a guy who could fall for her wicked half-sister-even if there are no strings between Grant and Nan. Grant is desperate to redeem himself in Harlow's eyes, but did he ruin his chances before he even met her?
Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life, The by Francine Jay
Publication Date: June 25, 2010
Having less stuff is the key to happiness.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed, instead of overjoyed, by all your possessions? Do you secretly wish a gale force wind would blow the clutter from your home? If so, it's time to simplify your life!
The Joy of Less is a fun, lighthearted guide to minimalist living. Part One provides an inspirational pep talk on the joys and rewards of paring down. Part Two presents the STREAMLINE method: ten easy steps to rid your house of clutter. Part Three goes room by room, outlining specific ways to tackle each one. Part Four helps you trim your to-do list and free up your time, and explains how saving space in your closets can save the planet.
Ready to sweep away the clutter? Just open this book, and you'll be on your way to a simpler, more streamlined, and more serene life.
Rendition, The by Albert Ashforth
Publication Date: 2012-10-02
The brutal secret war to win Kosovo's freedom from Serbia is in full swing when The Rendition takes readers behind the headlines for an inside look at the United States' involvement. Alex Klear, a veteran intelligence officer, is sent to the Balkans on a hastily planned rendition which goes terribly bad. Alex decides it's time to retire. However, when he is persuaded to go to Germany as part of an operation connected to the rendition, he finds himself caught between two dynamic women, an old girlfriend and the female colonel running the 'op.' While there, he becomes a target of the Kosovo Liberation Army, a murder suspect to the German police, and for his superiors the perfect fall guy to take the heat for a badly botched secret operation. With Kosovo's independence declaration coming closer by the day, the secret war heats up and Alex comes to realize that he is at the center of a murky conspiracy aimed at making the United States an international pariah.
Whispers, The by Lisa Unger
Publication Date: 2014-10-27
Eloise Montgomery discovers her amazing gift in the wake of tragedy in this first of three captivating e-shorts from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger. It's a day like any other for Eloise Montgomery-until tragedy strikes. While she is recovering from a horrible accident that takes the lives of her husband and oldest daughter, and as she works to help her younger daughter move forward, Eloise experiences her first psychic vision. Though she struggles to understand her newfound gifts, Eloise finds a way use them to save lost women and girls-for whom her help may be the only way out... From an author whose "gripping narrative and evocative, muscular prose" (Associated Press) have won her critical acclaim comes The Whispers: a story that delves deep into the human psyche and the mind of one unforgettable heroine.
Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Publication Date: 2013-09-15
November is looking forward to getting to know her father and the safety of a small town. After leaving the big apple and her bad memories for Tennessee, November starts working for her dad at his strip club doing the books. The one time she's allowed there during club hours she runs into Asher Mayson. He's perfect until he opens his mouth and makes assumptions. November wants nothing to do with Asher but too bad for November fate has other plans. Asher Mayson has never had a problem getting a woman that is until November. Now all he can think about is making November his and keeping her safe.