Friday, May 18, 2012

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A Smudge of Gray by Jonathan Sturak
Detective Brian Boise is about to embark on the biggest case of his career. After being thrust into law enforcement on the footsteps of his father, Detective Boise finds himself on the trail of a murder suspect he could never have imagined, the mysterious businessman, Trevor Malloy. Trevor is an irresistible hitman with everything going for him, while Detective Boise is a cutthroat detective going against the grain. These two men, both breadwinners and keystones of their families, play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. They are a contrast of each other and as their game progresses, their worlds contort and the line between black and white blurs.

At age 19, Linda discovers that she and her stunning green eyes are not cut out for the working world. But, a New York City girl still needs cash. To get it, Linda dons her old Catholic school-girl uniform to fleece Times Square tourists for their travel money. 

Linda's scams really begins when she stumbles upon a smooth-talking character named Malik who offers the green-eyed grifter the opportunity of a lifetime. Malik is a part of a mob of con-artists. Together, Malik and the con mob help hone Linda's skill to help them commit the biggest con the crew has ever pulled. Their target? A billionaire's gambling addicted son and the boy's trust fund. But in Linda's first real con, this trust fund baby may not be the only mark.

Things go bad pretty fast. Linda soon forgets her role in the con and begins to fight for her survival. 

Fool's Eye is full of twists and turns, tricks and cons that will leave you questioning reality...and believing the con.

When playing by the rules means stepping over the line…

Sometimes starting over means trying out assault and battery, especially when the object d’ violence is a cheating husband caught in the act. Restraining orders aside, safety comes in numbers and having certain … standards.

For Jessamine chaos and capitulation are facts of life. Giving up dreams to service her husband’s ambitions and enabling the same blind submission in her own daughter ends abruptly, leaving her rootless, homeless and destitute.

For some people, it is the kindness of strangers who make the difference but for Jes it is the unlikely alliance of the mother-in-law-from-hell, a devastatingly handsome basketball coach and a phalanx of determined team members who convince a woman of a certain age that beginning again doesn’t mean giving up or giving in.

The only problem is … there’s that pesky 90 day rule.

After living on the streets of New York City for over a decade, Logan Ellis admits her perceptions might be a little skewed. But twisted or not, there’s a satisfying irony in watching a well dressed vampire stand in the middle of a ghetto alley, windblown trash scraping small circles near his feet. What she finds even more intriguing, is waiting for him to decide whether or not he’s going to kill her.

Kerestyan Nelek hasn’t quite made up his mind. As the Lord of New York, he can’t allow a homeless drug addict, whose memories are packed with knowledge of vampiric existence, to run free in his city. It’s not the first time he’s been in this situation with a human, it’s just the first time in thousands of years he’s come face to face with one who doesn’t seem to care. And that’s what makes the decision so damn difficult.

What horrors would you have to witness before you went numb? How many years would it take for you to feel that way? What would it take to make you care again?

Logan’s answers are simple: the worst humanity has to offer, almost thirty…and something she never expected.

For them, nothing is off limits, even their husbands. During a drunken night out four married friends confess their desire to share their husbands with one another, and then they hire two convicted felons to help turn their fantasy into reality.

They forgot one important detail: even the most thought out plans is only as foolproof as the people behind them.
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Healthy Meals by Evelyn Wilson
31 Quick Easy And delicious Recipes includes some of the most mouthwatering recipes in existence from flavorsome breakfasts, succulent lunches, delightful snacks, savory sides and luscious dinners to yummy desserts that everyone including the kids will love!

Cooks from around the world, get ready to have a party! The cookbook you have been dreaming of has finally arrived! Full of delicious and healthy recipes, this book brings flavor back to your life. You can have your cake and eat it too, literally.

If you are tired of the same old recipes and you are racking your brain for something new to cook up, then this is the book for you. The perfect casserole, the tastiest sauces and the most mouth watering stews are just a few pages away. You will discover how to include savory herbs and spices into your daily cooking to make your meals yummy and satisfying. 


Many of us would like to improve our knowledge when it comes to wine, and there’s tons of advice out there to help us; a never-ending avalanche of books, magazines, websites and TV programmes. But who’s got the time to wade through this lot to sift the stuff that works from the rubbish? What we need are failsafe short cuts to knowing our Chablis from our Merlot, and how to identify what we like and why. Instant wine expert is the indispensable tool for working out what's what in the world of wine, without pretentiousness or pomp. Packed with down-to-earth, simple and effective advice, Instant wine expert will help you make the best selection in wine, whatever the occasion, budget or tastes.

I am not a trained chef, I grew up learning to cook from a mother & grandmother that were both really good southern cooks. Now that I’m older I’ve become a Food Network junkie. I’ve tweaked recipes from dozens of chefs, restaurant owners, kitchen cooks and celebrities. What you have here, after countless hours of viewing and experimenting in the kitchen is a compilation of some of my favorite recipes… the ones that family & friends enjoy.

Lunch can be a forgotten meal but let's face it most of us all eat lunch. Here are my favorite lunch recipes to help you get through your day.

I hope you find your new favorite sandwich for lunch.

25 High Quality Recipes for Lasagna is a collection of 25 high quality original recipes written by Kassy Kat Kwong. All recipes are already tested in Kassy's own kitchen! If you are looking for real and unbelievably delicious Lasagna recipes, look no further! Download this ebook of the 25 top recipes for Lasagna!

Have you ever stared in confusion at the seemingly endless rows of wines at your local store? Or dreaded the moment when the sommelier looks to you, with his eyebrow raised, waiting? Or have you ever headed off to wine country for a weekend of tastings, not quite sure what to look for in a wine, or for that matter, in a winery. I have and I live here! I thought, “You know what? I would once like to pick up the wine menu and just know what was the right wine to order?”

This is a compilation of knowledge gathered from locals who live in the Napa and Sonoma wine Country. This book will teach you in 30 minutes, the time it takes to get from San Francisco to wine country, everything you need to know to really start enjoying wine and the experience of wine tasting!

You will understand all the different types of wine and what sets them apart. How these wines are made, how to taste them. We cover all the language of wine so that you can understand and comprehend what everything means. We even cover how to enjoy wine at home, how to give it as a gift and even throwing your own wine tasting party!

There is nothing as pleasurable as serving family members some delightful treats after a hearty meal. Desserts are the perfect ending to any meal. They really make or break dinner; simply because they come last and they're often the dish that most people look forwards to. Easy Desserts: 10 Dessert Recipes is a book packed with a few recipes that can be a life-saver if you haven't planned ahead, or if your guests have surprised you by arriving unexpectedly. It also comes in handy for those that aren’t the best cooks in the kitchen. These quick and easy desserts can be pulled off by anyone no matter what your skill set is.

Jennifer Roberts has been cooking all her life. In this mouth watering collection of dessert recipes she's assembled some of her all time favorites. Some of them might have odd names - like Chocolate Salami - but they all taste absolutely terrific. Serve any of them up to your guests and they'll be begging you for the recipe.

Want something scrummy you can prepare in two minutes flat? Throw together an instant Banoffee Pie.

Craving comfort food to curl up in front of the TV with? Reach for the Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream.

Looking for the perfect way to round off a romantic candlelit meal for two? Give them Tiramisu To Die For and they'll be ready to die for you that night!

Need to impress the boss with something sophisticated? Apricot Souffle will do the job perfectly.

Give the family Sticky Toffee Pudding and they'll love you for ever!

The book contains a mixture of guilt-free healthy recipes you can eat with a clear conscience, as well as some rich and truly decadent ones. But they've all got one thing in common - they taste fantastic! 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Martin Luther King Jr.: Brother Martin Has A Dream by Willard Sterne Randall & Nancy Nahra
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is today a mythic figure. But who was he really? Here, in this brief book, is the story of the man whose powerful words, moral courage, and organizational genius inspired America’s civil rights movement.

Dr. Anna McIntyre’s life was going along just fine until someone else started living it. Her patient died because of an identity mix-up; her medical career is in jeopardy because of forged prescriptions; and her credit is in ruins. She thought things couldn’t get worse, but that was before she opened the envelope and saw a positive HIV test with her name on it.
Her allies are two men who are also competing for her affection. Dr. Nick Valentine is a cynic who carries a load of guilt. Attorney Ross Donovan is a recovering alcoholic. The deeper Anna digs to discover who’s behind the identity thefts the higher the stakes. Finally, when her life is on the line, Anna finds that her determination to clear her name might have been a prescription for trouble.

In New York, Walt Lawson is about to lose his girlfriend Vanessa. In Los Angeles, Raymond and Mia James are about to lose their house. Within days, none of it will matter.

When Vanessa dies of the flu, Walt is devastated. But she isn't the last. The virus quickly kills billions, reducing New York to an open grave and LA to a chaotic wilderness of violence and fires. As Raymond and Mia hole up in an abandoned mansion, where they learn to function without electricity, running water, or neighbors, Walt begins an existential walk to LA, where Vanessa had planned to move when she left him. He expects to die along the way.

Months later, a massive vessel appears above Santa Monica Bay. Walt is attacked by a crablike monstrosity in a mountain stream. The virus that ended humanity wasn't created by humans. It was inflicted from outside. The colonists who sent it are ready to finish the job--and Earth's survivors may be too few and too weak to resist.

Escape into romantic fantasy in this collection of five tales of paranormal lovers. Meet and angel of death who finds the man of her dreams in "A Little Death". A wizard saves a lady in distress from her demon-haunted house in "Every Little Thing She Does". A defective unicorn brings a king and a lady of negotiable affection together in "New Yorke Snow". "The Weaver and the Werewolf" must overcome their tumultuous past to save the land they love. And a surgeon is pulled from our world to find true love in "Butterfly Dreaming".

Erotic. Exotic. Carnival’s feathered samba groups with their golden masks dance to a rhythm that says, “Welcome to a new place and time with new rules.” Welcome to a city with the massive Christ statue on Sugar Loaf, and a festival that should be off limits to a good, na├»ve French girl who knows art better than real life. Michelle is that young, French artist who faces all she cannot understand or resist in the form of a sexy millionaire, Mickey. He interrupts her prayers in a church at the end of one of those lost, dark alleys. He touches her gently on the shoulder, and she turns to look him in the eyes and sees the brick wall of death.

Dan and D’arcy Dugan, on the other hand, are the perfect corporate couple. Only he wants her to be the pillar supporting his career and she wants her past, and the “love of her life” back. Who wins? The one who stays alive.
Jean Bouchard saves Michelle by making her a class-act corporate wife, and then finds that she has not only returned to her Brazilian lover, but has also added his corporate rival from America to her romantic adventures. Then their world explodes.

Where is Michelle destined? Hell. Mickey designs the journey, and Jeanne never sees her again. Is there any hope for such minds and emotions in this dark, erotic thriller? Read it when you are lonely and wonder what else there is out there.

India: 1946. Blessing Ashish murmured. Such a name for a man cursed by a million gods For forty-eight years, his family toiled as slaves in the fields of the high-caste Lal family, and all because of one small debt. Ashish and his family knew nothing of the hatred for the British seething around them, nor of the struggle for independence that simmered throughout India. At fifty-four, Ashish was old and worn out. His wife had died long before how many years, he had no idea. Even though he had four sons to work beside him in the fields, every day was a struggle to survive. Sometimes his only daughter worked, too, but she also cooked and cleaned and kept the clothes in repair. His wife had named the girl Shridula Blessings. Perhaps the name will bring you more fortune than it brought me, Ashish told his daughter. His words proved to be prophetic in ways he could never have imagined. And when the flames of revolt brought independence to India, they seared change into the families of Ashish and Lal.
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Scrumptious Muffins by Sara Winlet

There is nothing like waking up in the morning to a wonderful hot moist muffin. You can smell the wonderful aroma through out your home,which couldn't be more wonderful in my world. Everyone has a favorite flavor, for me its a blueberry crumb topped muffin. Why buy muffins at the bakery for three dollars each, when you can make a whole dozen for that price at home. With my Scrumptious Muffin recipe book you can save money and have hot delicious muffins anytime at home. Not only will you have great breakfast muffins, but also some savory, delectable dinner muffins as well. Also, you can top these wonderful muffins with the great butter spread recipes at the end of the book. With my recipe collection your house will have the wonderful aroma of piping hot muffins, that your family will love to wake up to.

Are you looking for the best recipes for camping? Then "33 Great Camping Recipes" has exactly what you're looking for. You'll find fun, easy camping recipes anyone can make. There are over 30 recipes covering main dishes, snacks & sides, drinks and of course, camping dessert recipes!

If you love a fantastic barbecue then this book will be a great addition to your collection of recipes.

A lip smacking array of tasty BBQ recipes for all the family to enjoy.

All the cakes in the this book are MADE FROM SCRATCH, no boxed cake mix used here!

There are cake recipes for all occasions, so you won't be disappointed with the options you have. There is also a short introduction, along with some tips for baking cakes!

Do you need some impressive cookies for a bake sale or fundraiser?  Is it your turn to bring treats to your company meeting?  Or maybe you'd simply like to offer your family a delicious homemade dessert after dinner tonight?

This collection of 13 homemade cookie recipes by Amazon best-selling author Kathy Wilson will walk you though the process of making all of your favorite cookies - starting each recipe with a regular box of cake mix!

These recipes are so easy to make that even your kids will be able to make great-tasting cookies of their own, without needing to measure flour, sugar, salt, or baking soda. (Yep, these ingredients are already pre-measured and ready to go in a box of cake mix)!

Results Not Typical by Catherine Ryan Howard

Through their Ultimate Weight Loss Diet Solution Zone System, Slimmit International Global Incorporated claim they're making the world a more attractive place one chubby at a time. Their slogans "Where You're Fat and We Know It!" and "Where the Fat IS Your Fault!" are recognised around the globe, their share price is as high as their energy levels and the counter in the lobby says 5,000,000 slimmed.

But today the theft of their latest revolutionary product, Lipid Loser, will threaten to expose the real secret behind Slimmit's success...

Aaron, the hunky Director of Security, must find the Lipid Loser or face losing his job. Marianne, head of Slimming Operations, offers to help him, but what she reallywants to find is the secret prototype she's been working on, the Much, Much More Muffin. Meanwhile Slimmit founder and CEO Nicola is struggling to stay conscious in the magic underwear she needs to hide her newly acquired muffin top. Her daughter Emmy--overweight and so deemed "unacceptably beyond corporate Appearance Policy parametres"--is pushing paper in Slimmit's basement and dreaming of a skinny life, one she doubts attending Fat Club meetings is going to bring her.

And so the race is on to find the Lipid Loser and save Slimmit from certain disaster. If their secrets get out, their competitors will put them out of business. If the government finds out, they'll all go to jail. And if their clients find out... Well, as Slimmit's Slimming Specialists know all too well, there's only one thing worse than a hungry, sugar-crazed, carb addict--and that's an angry one.

Can the secret behind Slimmit's success survive the day, or will their long-suffering slimmers finally discover the truth?