A Little Bit Like Love

Author: Brooke Blaine

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781973836230

Category:

Page: 332

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What if you had everything in the world you wanted...except the man you'd left behind? Jackson Davenport, the charismatic, strait-laced heir to the Davenport fortune, has a secret. One he's been hiding since he graduated from South Haven all-boys academy-and that secret's name is Lucas. When a work trip takes Jackson back to his old stomping grounds, memories of the year he shared with Lucas come crashing to the surface. With growing pressure from his father to settle down and take over the family business, Jackson knows he's on borrowed time, and sets out to find the free-spirited daredevil he once knew. But Lucas isn't the same man he was eight years ago. One night. A shattered heart. And an endless parade of nameless faces. Lucas Sullivan is South Haven's ultimate playboy, a reputation he's honed since the only boy he ever loved left without a trace. To the world, he's brash and confident, an in-demand artist who spends his days designing one-of-a-kind pieces and his nights as king of the downtown scene. Many have tried and failed to get past the barrier he's carefully constructed, but it's the shy, studious boy he once coaxed out of his shell who still haunts him. Maybe it was a mistake. Maybe it was lust. Or maybe...it was a little bit like love.

Red Hot and Holy

A Heretic’s Love Story

Author: Sera Beak

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622031113

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 282

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When one person dares to speak her truth, it challenges us all to live our own. With Red Hot and Holy, Sera Beak offers a provocative and intimate view of what it means to get up close and personal with the divine in modern times. With a rare combination of audacious wit, scholarly acumen, and tender vulnerability—vibrantly mixed with red wine, rock songs, tattoos, and erotic encounters—Sera candidly chronicles the highs and lows of her mystical journey. From the innocence of her childhood crush on God; through a whirlwind of torrid liaisons and bitter break-ups with Christianity, Buddhism, Sufism, Hinduism, and the New Age; and finally into committed monogamy with her own Red Hot and Holy Goddess, Sera shares transformative insights, encouraging us all to trust our unique path and ignite our own spiritual love affair. Sera Beak's luscious writing and renegade spiritual wisdom that slices through religious and new age dogma made her debut book The Red Book a breakout success. With Red Hot and Holy she offers a far more personal book—an illuminating, hilarious, and above all utterly honest portrait of the heart-opening process of mystical realization. This hot and holy book invites you to embrace your soul, unleash your true Self, and burn, baby, burn with divine love. Excerpt As a child, I was madly in love with God. Gaga for God. In grade school, I used to write “I (heart) God” at the top of all my homework assignments and in the margins of the notes I passed to my girlfriends about which boys we thought were cute. Next to The Little Princess, a children’s bible was kept on my bedside table for nightly reading. Miracles? Prophetic dreams? Angels? Healing the sick? Sign me up for those gigs! And every Thursday I believed J.C. dropped by my bedroom so I could ask him personal questions and tell him which sister was annoying me the most. I was magnetized to rosaries, prayers, and pyramids the way other kids were to doughnuts, MTV and the Cabbage Patch Kids, and every time I saw a religious figure (priest, nun, Buddhist monk, Hare Krishna) out in public, it would take an enormous amount of willpower not to stalk them. When Career Days at school would come around, my questionnaire would look a little something like this: Favorite subject? God Favorite hobby? God What do you want to be when you grow up? God (Okay, there was a brief time when I was six years old when the answer to that last question was “an albino.” I thought albinism would make me glow in the dark.) When I was a child, God was not a belief of a magical Santa Claus type. He was as real as my heart. I felt Him (inside me). I recognized Him (everywhere). I knew Him (personally). We hung out together, and I never wanted our rendezvous to stop. I only wanted us to draw closer. I assumed I was experiencing what many Catholics refer to as “the call” to be a priest, so I matter-of-factly informed my parish priests and Sunday school teachers of my future vocation. They laughed, patted my head, and told me I couldn’t have heard the call to be a priest because I had a vagina. Okay, they didn’t say that last part, but believe me, it was implied. They did tell me that only men were allowed to be priests because Jesus only had male disciples (to which Mary Magdalene juts out her left hip and slaps her round cheek with The Gospel of Mary Magdalene). But, of course, I could always be a nun.

Witch Doctor #3 (Of 4)

Author: Brandon Seifert

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

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It's Dr. Morrow's biggest case yet: 'The Patient From The Black Lagoon!' What's the secret of the Deep Ones? How do they fit in with the Relapse, the Extinction Event that's coming for humankind? And why are Morrow and his medical staff at each other's throats? 'Basically, I'm jealous. Bastards!' -- Ben Templesmith

Ein Zuhause finden

Author: Sloane Kennedy

Publisher: XinXii

ISBN: 3961425914

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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„Ich habe alles falsch gemacht, Finn. Vom ersten Tag an. Ich dachte, es wäre der einzige Weg, mit dir zusammen zu sein und deiner noch würdig zu sein. Aber jetzt erkenne ich, dass ich das nie war.“ – Callan. Rache. Das ist alles, woran der Ex-Cop Rhys Tellar denken kann, und er hat jeden einzelnen Tag seiner zweijährigen Gefängnisstrafe damit verbracht, einen Plan auszuhecken, um seinen früheren Geliebten und Partner zur Strecke zu bringen. Der hat ihn betrogen und dabei den Tod von vier Menschen verursacht. Seine sechsmonatige Bewährungszeit auf der CB Bar Ranch im Südwesten von Montana zu verbringen hätte ganz einfach sein sollen, doch Rhys hat nicht mit den Gefühlen gerechnet, die er für den charismatischen Ranchhelfer, mit dem er sich anfreundet, und den verschlossenen Vorarbeiter, der vorgibt, etwas zu sein, das er nicht ist, entwickelt. Eine Zukunft. Das ist, was Finn Stewart will, aber dafür muss er den einen Mann verlassen, den er mehr als jeden anderen begehrt: seinen völlig heterosexuellen Boss und besten Freund, Callan Bale. Als der einzige offen schwule Mann in einer kleinen, homophoben Gemeinde, muss Finn jeden Tag kämpfen, um sein zu können, wer er ist. Einfach alles hinter sich zu lassen scheint allmählich die beste Entscheidung zu sein – jedenfalls bis Rhys Tellar auftaucht und alles verändert. Eine Lüge. Callan Bale hat sein ganzes Leben lang versteckt, wer er wirklich ist, und das wird ihn die einzige Person kosten, der es gelungen ist, sich einen Weg durch die Mauern zu bahnen, die Callan jahrelang um sein Herz herum errichtet hat. Doch sich für Finn zu entscheiden würde bedeuten, alles aufzugeben, für das er gearbeitet hat, und sein Versprechen zu brechen. Finn an Rhys zu verlieren würde aber zumindest bedeuten, dass der junge Mann das Leben führen kann, das er verdient. Drei Männer. Drei Entscheidungen. Eine Chance, ein Zuhause zu finden. Ein homoerotischer Liebesroman für Erwachsene mit explizitem Inhalt. Länge: rund 49.500 Wörter

Letztes Lied einer vergangenen Welt

Erzählungen

Author: Anthony Marra

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518744771

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

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Keiner versteht es so wie Roman Markin, Menschen einfach verschwinden zu lassen. Wer im Leningrad der 1930er-Jahre staatlich liquidiert wird, dessen Foto landet auf dem Tisch des Retuscheurs. Nicht ein einziges Bild soll bezeugen, dass diese Person je existiert hat. Doch eines Tages will Roman nicht dem Vergessen dienen, sondern sich erinnern: an seinen Bruder – und bringt sich damit in große Gefahr ... Anthony Marra erzählt von Menschen zu ganz unterschiedlichen Zeiten: von der Primaballerina, die im Gulag Schwanensee tanzen muss; von ihrer Enkelin Galina, die sich an das Einzige klammert, was ihr von ihrer Jugendliebe bleibt: ein Gemälde des idyllischen Ortes, an dem er starb; von Kolya und seinem Bruder, die sich in der Trostlosigkeit einer sibirischen Bergbaustadt an den einzigen Traum klammern, der ihnen bleibt: die Weite des Weltalls, im Ohr die Nussknacker-Suite. Wie kann man Menschen erinnern? Und woran sich halten, wenn alles verloren ist? Anthony Marra schreibt von dort, wo nichts geblieben ist außer Ruinen und Erinnerungen. Von dem, was uns auseinanderreißt, und dem Kitt, der uns alle zusammenhält – der Hoffnung auf Erlösung. Geschichten von berückender Schönheit, die zusammen so episch und ergreifend sind wie ein Roman.

Das Rosie-Projekt

Roman

Author: Graeme Simsion

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104026823

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Der Weltbestseller mit Humor und Gefühl: die romantische Komödie ›Das Rosie-Projekt‹ von Graeme Simsion Don Tillman will heiraten. Allerdings findet er menschliche Beziehungen oft höchst verwirrend und irrational. Was tun? Don entwickelt das Ehefrau-Projekt: Mit einem 16-seitigen Fragebogen will er auf wissenschaftlich exakte Weise die ideale Frau finden. Also keine, die raucht, trinkt, unpünktlich oder Veganerin ist. Und dann kommt Rosie. Unpünktlich, Barkeeperin, Raucherin. Offensichtlich ungeeignet. Aber Rosie verfolgt ihr eigenes Projekt: Sie sucht ihren biologischen Vater. Dafür braucht sie Dons Kenntnisse als Genetiker. Ohne recht zu verstehen, wie ihm geschieht, lernt Don staunend die Welt jenseits beweisbarer Fakten kennen und stellt fest: Gefühle haben ihre eigene Logik.

5.000 Gründe, warum ich dich liebe

Jugendbuch

Author: Kasie West

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 395967807X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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»Deinen Bildern fehlt es an Herz.« Abby kann nicht fassen, dass dies der Grund ist, warum sie von der Kunstausstellung ausgeschlossen wird. Nachdem sie den ersten Schock verdaut hat, stellt sie eine »Herzensliste« zusammen, um ihren Werken künftig mehr Tiefe zu verleihen. Der erste Punkt ist schon erledigt: Liebeskummer. Denn ihr bester Freund Cooper erwidert ihre Gefühle nicht. Bleiben noch zehn weitere Herausforderungen. Die größte davon: sich neu zu verlieben! Aber Herzensdinge lassen sich nicht so leicht abhaken, wie Abby dachte ... »Süße Küsse, liebenswerte Figuren, wortgewandte, witzige Dialoge - für diesen Roman muss man einfach schwärmen!« Romantic Times Book Reviews »Kasie Wests Romane machen uns immer wieder verliebt in die Liebe!« Justine Magazine

Brad Thor Collectors' Edition #1

The Lions of Lucerne, Path of the Assassin, and State of the Union

Author: Brad Thor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451657978

Category: Fiction

Page: 1168

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An elegant hardcover boxed set including The Lions of Lucerne, Path of the Assassin, and State of the Union, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor. “[Brad Thor] and Harvath are the real deal, and you should accept no substitutes.” —BookReporter.com Both a must-have for any fan of Brad Thor and the perfect introduction to his masterful thrillers, this handsomely bound edition is one of four special Collector’s Editions, available now. Follow counterterrorism operative and ex-SEAL Scot Harvath’s action-packed exploits, and discover why Brad Thor has been called “America’s favorite author” (KKTX). THE LIONS OF LUCERNE On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the President of the United States has been kidnapped and his Secret Service detail massacred. Only one agent has survived: ex–Navy SEAL Scot Harvath. He doesn’t buy the official line that Middle Eastern terrorists are behind the attack and begins his own campaign to find the truth and exact revenge. But now, framed for murder by a sinister cabal, Harvath takes his fight to the towering mountains of Switzerland—and joins forces with brilliant Claudia Mueller of the Swiss Federal Attorney’s Office. Together they must brave the subzero temperatures and sheer heights of treacherous Mount Pilatus—where their only chance for survival lies inside the den of the most lethal team of professional killers the world has ever known. PATH OF THE ASSASSIN After rescuing the president from kidnappers in Brad Thor’s roaring bestseller The Lions of Lucerne, Navy SEAL turned Secret Service Agent Scot Harvath shifts his attention to rooting out, capturing, or killing all those responsible for the plot. As he prepares to close out his list, a bloody and twisted trail of clues points toward one man—the world’s most ruthless terrorist. One problem remains: Harvath and his CIA-led team have no idea what the man looks like. With no alternative, they recruit a civilian—a woman who has survived a brutal hijacking and is now the only person who can positively identify their quarry. From the burning deserts of North Africa to the winding streets of Rome, Harvath must brave a maelstrom of bloodshed and deception before a madman’s twisted vision engulfs the world in the fires of all-out war. STATE OF THE UNION America’s worst nightmare has just become a brutal reality. The most unlikely terrorist enemy of all now holds a knife against the country’s throat. With both diplomatic and conventional military options swept from the table, the president calls upon Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent Scot Harvath to disable a brilliantly orchestrated conspiracy intended to bring the United States to its knees. Teamed with talented Russian Intelligence agent Alexandra Ivanova and a highly trained CIA paramilitary detachment, Harvath embarks on an adrenaline-fueled search that spans the world—and leads to a final, deadly showdown on American soil, with a lethal enemy from the past.

'You must remember this--'

popular songwriters 1900-1980

Author: Mark White

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Offers brief profiles of top composers, songwriters, lyricists, arrangers, and producers and describes the songs and musicals with which each one is associated

The Love of My Life

A Heartbreaking Story of Love, Loss and Family

Author: Louise Douglas

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330509063

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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‘I miss him with every breath and heartbeat. He should have been my happy ending. Instead, he is the sad beginning to my story.’ Olivia and Luca Felicone had known each other nearly all their lives, but when they fell in love as teenagers and eloped to London, they broke the hearts of those closest to them. Luca’s parents run Marinella’s restaurant, the colourful hub of life in the otherwise bleak north-eastern seaside town of Watersford, and his mother, Angela, has never forgiven Olivia for causing such a rift in her beloved family. On a freezing January night Olivia’s life is shattered when she learns that Luca has been killed in a car accident on the M1. She is left with nothing, and after suffering from weeks of overwhelming grief, she abandons her job and returns North to where Luca has been buried in Watersford, just to be close to him – even though she knows she will not be welcome at Marinella’s. Olivia’s chance meeting with Luca’s married twin brother, Marc, leads to the realization that he is experiencing a loss almost as painful as her own. Their desolation draws them into an affair which both know has no future, but fills the space where Luca should be. It is a course of action that can only spiral out of control, and when it does, the consequences are both explosive and cruel. The Love of My Life by Louise Douglas is a beautiful novel that portrays both the innocence of childhood, and the dynamics of love and loss with deftness and sensitivity. It is, above all, a stunning debut from an author with a unique and natural narrative voice.

The Ultimate Guide to Mad Men

The Guardian Companion to the Slickest Show on Television

Author: Will Dean

Publisher: Guardian Books

ISBN: 0852653654

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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'Who could not be happy with all this?' Donald Draper, season one, episode two Sophisticated, controversial and stylish, Mad Men has been mesmerising its many fans since it first appeared on our screens in 2007. The Hitchcock-inspired title sequence, the period Madison Avenue set design and the impeccably styled costumes have all garnered admiration, but it is the quality of the scripts and the intensity of the drama that keeps people coming back for more. What is Don Draper's big secret? Will Pete and Peggy's love ever see the light of day? And how on earth do they manage to smoke and drink so much over the course of a working day? These questions and countless like them are debated in this brilliant collection, which features comments and discussions from the Guardian's Notes from the Break Room blog coupled with in-depth interviews with the show's creators and stars. Whether you've been watching the series from the beginning or are new to the show, The Ultimate Guide to Mad Men is as compelling as the show itself.

Love and Kisses and a Halo of Truffles

Letters to Helen Evans Brown

Author: James Beard

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504004523

Category: Cooking

Page: 438

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An intimate look into the kitchens and lives of two celebrated American food legends and friends Renowned culinary master James Beard and his dear friend, chef Helen Evans Brown, shared both a love of food and a keen insight into the changing palate of American diners. In this twelve-year, bicoastal epistolary exchange of three hundred letters, Beard and Brown offer not only tidbits of indispensible culinary guidance but also two fascinating perspectives on cooking. Whether swapping recipes for dishes like chocolate crepes and roast duck, trading descriptions of delicious meals, or exchanging stories about their travels, Beard and Brown bring their world to vivid life, and their letters provide a unique snapshot of a culinary love affair that is guaranteed to delight epicureans of all stripes. This charming conversation between two great food-loving friends is both a historic gem and a heartwarming, witty account of a deep and meaningful relationship that lasted a lifetime.

More Common Sense Online Texas Holdem

Author: Jack D. Mormon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469191326

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 344

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This is the second poker book by Mormon. Following a year of playing after publishing his first, he feels that he has gained enough information and experience to warrant a second. He is a self-proclaimed lover of the game of Texas Holdem. In his own words, Im only sorry that I didnt begin playing Holdem until I was almost 60. I somewhat pessimistically calculate that this leaves me only 50 years or so to play and improve my game. Now it may be that Holdem is played in the hereafter. If it is played only in Hell, Im probably in good shape. If, on the other hand, its only played in Heaven I need to get my act together.

Krieg und Frieden

Author: Leo Tolstoi

Publisher: Null Papier Verlag

ISBN: 3954181711

Category: Fiction

Page: 1300

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Zwischen 1863 und 1869 schuf Leo Tolstoi dieses Werk, das in seiner erzählerischen Breite auf bis dahin unerreicht kunstfertige Weise einen Historien-, Familien- und Bildungsroman vereinte. Hintergrund ist der Krieg zwischen Russland und Frankreich. Der mit über 200 Figuren überreich bevölkerte Roman schildert die Schicksale dreier Familien über mehrere Generationen hinweg. Tolstoi spring kunstvoll zwischen familiären, privaten Szenen und der Schilderung von Schlachten und kriegerischen Manövergesprächen hin und her und bietet so ein einen einmaligen Einblick in die russisch-aristokratische Seelenlage der damaligen Zeit. Das Buch ist psychologischer Spiegel und kulturphilosophisches Brennglas in einem. Der geschickte Aufbau des Buches und die sprachlich bis ins Letzte ausgefeilte Intensität ließen Tolstois Werk schnell zu einem Klassiker von Weltrang werden. »O Himmel, welch heftiger Überfall!« erwiderte der Fürst, ohne durch diesen Empfang in Aufregung zu geraten. Der Fürst trug die goldgestickte Uniform des Hofes mit Ordenssternen, seidene Strümpfe und Schnallenschuhe. Sein Gesicht zeigte beständig ein liebenswürdiges Lächeln. Er sprach Französisch, jenes gewählte Französisch, in dem unsere Großväter nicht nur sprachen, sondern auch dachten, und in dem gemessenen, herablassenden Ton eines einflußreichen Würdenträgers, der am Hofe alt geworden ist. Er näherte sich Anna Pawlowna, küßte ihr die Hand, indem er sein kahles, parfümiertes Haupt neigte, und ließ sich dann bequem auf einem Sofa nieder. »Vor allem, verehrte Freundin, beruhigen Sie mich über den Zustand Ihrer Gesundheit«, fuhr er in galantem Tone fort, der aber nicht frei von Spott war. Null Papier Verlag www.null-papier.de

Things I Didn't Learn in Medical School

Tough Lessons from a Lifetime of Practice

Author: Gary L. Fanning MD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469142503

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

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"Things I Didnt Learn in Medical School is a memoir and philosophical work based on the authors 45 years of practicing medicine. He discusses subjects not usually covered or emphasized in medical training with the goal of providing students and practitioners in the healthcare professions with practical advice on issues of morality, compassion, politics, and health. His experiences form the basis of his counsel, and he provides the reader with numerous stories to underline his points. Written in a relaxed tone, the book contains plenty of humor, common sense, and strong opinions.