You Call This Romance!? & Are You for Real?

Author: Barbara Daly

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460374754

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7950

Two lighthearted, sexy looks at what happens when fantasy and reality collide! You Call This Romance!? by Barbara Daly Lights, camera…oops! Cabot Brennen might be the sexiest man travel agent Faith Sumner has ever met, but she's not at all impressed by his idea of a romantic honeymoon. The jungle fantasy suite? Cameramen filming everything? And he has the gall to demand that Faith stand in for his betrothed, for a dry run. But the last straw is the fact that Faith would gladly put up with all of it, if she could be Cabot's bride…. Are You for Real? by Barbara Daly Beauty and brains…what a curse! Chariiy Sumner is a scientist, not just another pretty face, and she intends to prove it! Disguising herself as a plain Jane, she ventures to win a position with the brilliant Dr. Jason Segal. But the only position Jason is interested in at the moment is horizontal. He wants a gorgeous woman to crave his body, not just his mind. Charity's more than willing to solve the devastatingy delicious doctor's problem, but how can she suddenly get real?

Andy Kaufman Revealed!

Best Friend Tells All

Author: Bob Zmuda

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0446930490

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 8681

Best known for his sweet-natured character Latka on Taxi, Andy Kaufman was the most influential comic of the generation that produced David Letterman, John Belushi, and Robin Williams. A regular on the early days of Saturday Night Live (where he regularly disrupted planned skits), Kaufman quickly became known for his idiosyncratic roles and for performances that crossed the boundaries of comedy, challenging expectations and shocking audiences. Kaufman's death from lung cancer at age 35 (he'd never smoked) stunned his fans and the comic community that had come to look to him as its lightning rod and standard bearer. Bob Zmuda -- Kaufman's closest friend, producer, writer, and straight man -- breaks his twenty-year silence about Kaufman and unmasks the man he knew better than anyone. He chronicles Kaufman's meteoric rise, the development of his extraordinary personas, the private man behind the driven actor and comedian, and answers the question most often asked: Did Andy Kaufman fake his own death?

Plastic Hollywood

Author: N.A

Publisher: BK Wright

ISBN: 1618451472


Page: N.A

View: 9209

With the help of her gay sibling, Monty Mennemeyer, Andrea "Andie" crashes the party of aging Hollywood matinee idol, Darin Drake, in hopes of getting into show biz with her Elvis impersonation. That is only the beginning of this comedy/satire, a raunchy romp that revolves around the themes of wanting to be a movie star, over-the-top plastic surgery, and the tangled relationships of numerous characters

Tight White Cotton

Author: Penny Birch

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753525143

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4645

Thirteen girls relate their filthy experiences with spanking fanatic Percy Ottershawm, from his headmaster's daughter to Penny herself. From 1950 to 2000, his life was dedicated to getting his girlfriends across his knee, pulling down their tight white cotton knickers and spanking their bare bottoms. Otherwise, he is polite, considerate and every bit the gentlemen, always willing to indulge the girls' wildest fantasies, from wetting their knickers in the street to being tarred and feathered.

Ready, Set, Potty!

Toilet Training for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disorders

Author: Brenda Batts

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003102

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

View: 1213

Potty training a child with developmental disorders can be a real challenge, and sometimes the extra difficulties make you feel as though you've tried everything, and failed. In this book, Brenda Batts shows how you can overcome problems, big and small, and provides tried and tested methods that really work, tailored to each individual child. Bursting with ideas on how to see past conventional strategies and adapt toilet training to suit your child, this book outlines methods that have helped even the most despairing of parents and caregivers. Examples of success stories range from two-year-olds to adults aged 20, and show that no matter how difficult it may seem, a little creativity and adaptation can get anyone toilet trained, however many previous attempts have failed. The program itself is supported by plenty of helpful hints and tips, as Brenda covers all you need to get your child past the diaper stage and help them to achieve a big step towards independence. This book is a must for anybody looking to toilet train someone with developmental disorders.

Desperate Characters

Author: Paula Fox

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393342123

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 300

"A towering landmark of postwar Realism. . . . A sustained work of prose so lucid and fine it seems less written than carved." — David Foster Wallace Otto and Sophie Bentwood live in a changing neighborhood in Brooklyn. Their stainless-steel kitchen is newly installed, and their Mercedes is parked curbside. After Sophie is bitten on the hand while trying to feed a stray, perhaps rabies-infected cat, a series of small and ominous disasters begin to plague the Bentwoods' lives, revealing the fault lines and fractures in a marriage—and a society—wrenching itself apart. First published in 1970 to wide acclaim, Desperate Characters stands as one of the most dazzling and rigorous examples of the storyteller's craft in postwar American literature — a novel that, according to Irving Howe, ranks with "Billy Budd, The Great Gatsby, Miss Lonelyhearts, and Seize the Day."

The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll

The Search for Dare Wright

Author: Jean Nathan

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466845309

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3176

A glamorous, haunted life unfolds in the mesmerizing biography of the woman behind a classic children's book In 1957, a children's book called The Lonely Doll was published. With its pink-and-white-checked cover and photographs featuring a wide-eyed doll, it captured the imaginations of young girls and made the author, Dare Wright, a household name. Close to forty years after its publication, the book was out of print but not forgotten. When the cover image inexplicably came to journalist Jean Nathan one afternoon, she went in search of the book-and ultimately its author. Nathan found Dare Wright living out her last days in a decrepit public hospital in Queens, New York. Over the next five years, Nathan pieced together a glamorous life. Blond, beautiful Wright had begun her career as an actress and model and then turned to fashion photography before stumbling upon her role as bestselling author. But there was a dark side to the story: a brother lost in childhood, ill-fated marriage plans, a complicated, controlling mother. Edith Stevenson Wright, herself a successful portrait painter, played such a dominant role in her daughter's life that Dare was never able to find her way into the adult world. Only through her work could she speak for herself: in her books she created the happy family she'd always yearned for, while her self-portraits betrayed an unresolved tension between sexuality and innocence, a desire to belong and painful isolation. Illustrated with stunning photographs, The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, imprisoned by her childhood, sought to set herself free through art.


Author: Freya North

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402260156

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 6076

"A fab read!" -Closer They drive each other crazy. And they both have something to hide. But we all have our secrets. It's just that some are bigger than others ... Joe has a beautiful house, a great job, no commitments-and he likes it like that. All he needs is a quiet house sitter for his rambling old place by the sea. When Tess turns up on his doorstep, he's not sure she's right for the job. Where has she come from in such a hurry? Her past is blank, and she's a bit of an enigma. But there's something about her-even though sparks fly every time they meet. And it looks like she's here to stay ... "Intimate and involving ... romance bubbles." -Metro "Secrets will make you smile, sigh, and cheer as this story proves love can be found in the most unexpected places." -Sunday Express "Another surefire hit for Freya!" -Heat

You Can Trust Me

A Novel

Author: Sophie McKenzie

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250033985

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2800

From Sophie McKenzie, bestselling and award-winning author of Girl, Missing and Sister, Missing On a quiet, sunny Sunday morning, Livy arrives at her best friend Julia's apartment for a lunch date only to find her dead. Though all the evidence supports it, Livy cannot accept the official ruling of suicide; the Julia she remembers was loud, inappropriate, joyful, outrageous and loving, not depressed. The suspicious circumstances cause Livy to dig further, and she is suddenly forced to confront a horrifying possibility: that Julia was murdered, by the same man who killed Livy's sister, Kara, eighteen years ago. Desperate to understand the tragedies of her past and hold her unraveling life together, Livy throws herself into the search for Kara and Julia's killer, who she now believes is someone close to her family. But if that is true, can she still trust anyone? Damien, the man Julia was secretly dating? Leo, her husband's boss and a close family friend? His son Paul, her husband's best mate since college? Or even Will, her own dear husband, who has betrayed her perhaps one time too many? And when Livy finally faces her sister's killer, and he traps her with one horrible, impossible choice, she must finally decide: is she strong enough to trust herself? Get lost in the dark, gripping pages of You Can Trust Me.

Frozen Sun

Author: Stan Jones

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1569478392

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 9749

The third entry to the Nathan Active series. State Trooper Nathan Active has long been caught between identities. Born an Inupiat Eskimo but raised in Anchorage by adoptive white parents, he had little knowledge of his heritage before being assigned to the remote Alaskan town of Chukchi. He only realizes how deeply settled into the local rhythm he is when Grace Palmer, a local beauty queen, goes missing. Active mounts a search that will lead him halfway across Alaska—and give him plenty of time to discover he is in love with Grace. Closing in on the answers, however, he discovers evidence that points to an agonizing conundrum: she is either dead, or she is a cold-blooded killer.

Misalliance Redux

Author: Pat Rahmann

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456837273

Category: Fiction

Page: 130

View: 8421

When a troupe of actors from Chicago is hit by a class seven hurricane on a small island off Antigua, they are stranded without any means of transportation or communication. This was in the pre-hi-tech olden days of the seventies—before cell phones, iPods or laptops for that matter. As a result, they are forced into unprecedented cooperation and intimacies with surprising, sometimes touching, but always hilarious arrangements and rearrangements. Names have been changed to protect both the innocent and not-so-innocent.

Queer and Loathing on the Yellow Brick Road

Author: Deb Hoag


ISBN: 1907133224

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

View: 2983

Dorothy isn't the happiest of girls. Kansas is pretty damn boring, her aunt and uncle are hicks, and it seems she doesn't much belong. But when her shed gets picked up by a cyclone and dropped in Oz, things begin to get interesting. There's this broad called Glinda who's taken more than a bit of a liking to her, and perverted munchkins who run a tabloid newspaper full of green celebrity snatch. There's also Ozma, who runs Oz's only transgender helpline-and who is toe-curlingly hot by the way. Between silver shoes and matching purses, politics and dildos, lesbian witches and wizards with gambling debts, Dorothy must find her way home (wherever that might be)-and figure out who really makes her heels click.

Love, Honor, and Betray

Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446582646

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7980

The infamous Reverend Curtis Black's sordid past is no secret, as his wife, Charlotte, is well aware. But when Curtis' long-time mistress and mother of his illegitimate two-year-old, dies, he and Charlotte have no choice but to raise Curtina together. While the living, breathing reminder of her husband's infidelity infuriates Charlotte, Curtis couldn't be happier to finally have his whole family together. Despite her best efforts to keep her feelings hidden, Charlotte resents Curtina, taking her emotions out on the young girl. When confronted about her behavior Charlotte starts spending time away from home, all the while getting closer to her ex-boyfriend. Curtis appears to devote himself to his parish and the new church they're building, but is he really focusing his attention on the female parishioners trying to lure him into bed? Suddenly Curtis and Charlotte find themselves slipping into dangerous territory, and not even Curtis' seven-figure salary can prevent what is about to happen.

Broken Swan

Author: Reggie Stroud

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147711372X

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 5066

Senior Aurora Andrews spirals down into a deep depression after her mothers suicide. Only after becoming friends with Derek, a shy boy who is also dealing with his mothers death, Aurora slowly puts her life together. The characters are entirely of the authors own invention, any similarities is completely coincidental.

Hairstyles of the Damned

Author: Joe Meno

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 188845170X

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 417

'Hairstyles' is an honest depiction of growing up punk on Chicago's south side: a study in the demons of racial intolerance, Catholic school conformism and class repression. It is the story of the riotous exploits of Brian, a high school burnout, and his best friend Gretchen, a punk rock girl fond of brawling. Joe Meno won the 2003 Nelson Algren Literary Award and is the author of 'Tender as Hellfire' (St. Martin's, 1999) and 'How the Hula Girl Sings' (HarperCollins, 2001). His online fictional serial, 'The Secret Hand', is published through 'Playboy Magazine'. His short fiction has been published in 'TriQuarterly', 'Bridge', 'Other Voices Washington Square', and has been broadcast on National Public Radio. He lives in Chicago, and he is a columnist for 'Punk Planet' magazine.

Zambezi Wind Song

Author: Donette Read Kruger

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426946007

Category: Fiction

Page: 492

View: 5788

The cornerstones of the DKG Brotherhood are Gavin Gatling, Kufa Siamkwari and Dominic LEstrange. At the height of the bush war, (Chimurenga II), without a word to his wife Leocardia, Kufa absconds over the border one night to join the Comrades only to return years later to die in the arms of his beloved. After years of procrastinating, Gavin finally agrees to adopt a child called Topaz Nyasha, but he does so on the proviso that no one ever discovers the identity of the infants biological mother. Because of this Shirley is convinced that her husband is the father, and for years she hides the details of his own birth from him, but will Monica, the maid, reveal the facts surrounding Gavins roots before the wind song blows the truth through the small fishing village on Lake Kariba? After Topaz turns 18, Dominic is astonished to learn that she is in fact the great granddaughter of tracker Elias Siamkwari and ivory hunter Sebastian LEstrange, but why should she inherit the gold Huguenot cross with its definitive pearl that symbolizes the Holy Spirit? In this suspense-filled saga set in the mystical Zambezi Valley, against Zimbabwes political background, the legacy of the Zambezi Wind Song is ultimately fulfilled.

Hot Waste

Men and Nuclear Fallout

Author: Isabel Vandervelde

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490747400

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 2137

This is the first person tale of an adult woman caught in a city ruled by physicists and engineers who create atomic and hydrogen bombs. She has to decide to keep secrets from the dreaded Plant Security people, whom she learns are humans after all. There is murder and plenty of mayhem as she frees herself into the world as she wishes it to be. Love, desire, art, and poetry are her new life, as well as two wonderful young men as her lovers.

Love with the Proper Stranger

Author: Suzanne Brockmann

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460343050

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1597

His name wasn't Jonathan Mills, and he wasn't vacationing on the idyllic island. FBI agent John Miller was on the trail of a notorious female serial killer, and he couldn't blow his cover to anyone. Not even the beguiling Mariah Carver, who had unwittingly entangled herself in a web of deadly deceit. John couldn't deny that sweet, sensual Mariah was the woman he had been waiting for. Nor could he act on the passion that tormented them both. The daring lawman was poised to wed another woman: the ruthless Black Widow, who married—then murdered—her victims….

The Twenty-Four-Hour Groom

Author: Laura Anthony

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459259726

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 1411

"MARRY ME, KATIE" When Detective Truman West rescued the beautiful bridesmaid in distress, he couldn't believe his eyes. Katie Prentiss had blossomed from a chubby schoolgirl into a very desirable woman. And that made her the perfect candidate for his latest undercover assignment. Katie insisted she owed him a favor, and Truman needed a no-strings "wife." He just hadn't expected how effortlessly—and wondrously—Katie slipped into the role, and into his arms. Nor had he forseen the possessiveness that consumed him for this woman who wanted nothing less than forever. Question was: Could Truman be more than just a twenty-four-hour groom?

The Bookmark Murders

Saving Emil Heider

Author: A. L. Provost

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465331158

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 1172

On the night of October 12, 1913, a beautiful and popular high school sophomore was murdered in the peaceful community of Hagerstown, Maryland. Upon discovering that her mentally-disturbed sixteen-year-old son Emil was the killer, Gretchen Heider was forced to make a choice. She could turn her son over to the authorities. Or she could conceal the truth. Unfortunately Gretchen Heider made the wrong decision. However she had made her catch-22 choice out of love for her son. The murders continued. Eight years later Gretchen Heider was faced with a similar dilemma. Would she be able to save her son from a society ill-equipped to deal with the mentally-disturbed? This is the story of Emil Heider.