Dark & Dazzling

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Author: Elizabeth Varlet

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1460397509

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8584

Z doesn't need a hero… Azariah "Z" Hayes is a diamond. Equal parts strength and sparkle, he's more than capable of standing on his own stilettos. So if waiting tables and stripping at The Vibe are what it takes to keep a roof over his head, well, there are worse ways to earn a living. Connelly is a white knight with a badge… For NYPD detective Connelly Reid, to serve and protect is just another day at the office—even if that means protecting himself from his own true desires. He's been curious about Z, his waiter, for months, but it's not until he sees him in his makeup and heels that the curiosity becomes a fierce attraction. Z, despite all his over-the-top dazzle, might just be the man Connelly has been waiting for his entire life. But when Connelly investigates underground porn and drug activity with ties to The Vibe, one thing becomes very clear—acting on what he knows is going to hurt Z, financially and emotionally. And though Connelly would love nothing more than to fix all of Z's problems, no amount of mind-blowing sex can make Z comfortable becoming dependent on his lover. Yet if there's one thing Connelly knows from his years on the force, it's this: when things go bad, you need a trusted partner to have your back. Book two of the Sassy Boyz series This book is approximately 87,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!

Mad & Marvelous

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Author: Elizabeth Varlet

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1488080666

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9334

Hop Lovette isn’t afraid to take risks. Being the bastard son of New York royalty has never given him anything but heartache. So when the Sassy Boyz land a contract at club Switch, he knows it’s only a matter of time before his marvelous world is turned on its head: the owner is his childhood rival. Rafe Marson owes Hop’s father everything, and he’s on a mission to repay his debts. Nothing will stand in his way—not even a wild, beautiful, maddening blast from his past. Not even when Hop stirs up feelings better left dormant. Not even when Hop begs to be taken. When opportunity knocks, Hop is the one who needs to step up and help Rafe. But working together without being together is harder than they thought—and when everything they’ve been working toward is threatened, Rafe will need to prove that true love is one in a million. One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise! This book is approximately 87,000 words Carina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Deborah Nemeth

Brave & Beautiful

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Author: Elizabeth Varlet

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1488079188

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9783

Sexy, seductive and hiding dark secrets, the Sassy Boyz return to the stage in Brave & Beautiful There's only one relationship that matters to Tameron "Tam" Kis—his love affair with dance. Life's been pretty shitty, but dance got him through it and now he's ready to focus on what he loves. He doesn't have the bandwidth for any distractions—especially not his sexy, not-quite-straight new neighbor. Driver Ellis doesn't need anything but his bike and the open road. He wouldn't trade his drifter lifestyle for anything…until his friend calls in a favor and Driver suddenly finds himself pet-sitting. Driver isn't thrilled being stuck in one place, though things start to look up when he sets eyes on the gorgeous girl next door. There's just one problem… She isn't a girl at all. All it takes is one spontaneous dance to turn both Driver's and Tam's worlds upside down. They might not have been looking for love, but as things heat up between them, it's clear life has very different plans. This book is approximately 75,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!

Cold Sassy Tree

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Author: Olive Ann Burns

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618919710

Category: Fiction

Page: 391

View: 7028

Young Will Tweedy becomes chaperon, conspirator, and confidant to his renegade grandpa, E. Rucker Blakeslee, and the old man's young new wife, Miss Love Simpson, in a new edition of the classic novel set against the backdrop of Cold Sassy, Georgia, at the beginning of the twentieth century. Reprint.

No Apologies

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Author: Sybil Bartel

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1426898533

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6454

Never apologize Hard-edged rocker Graham Allen has it all. He's flush with cash from playing bass in a band by night and restoring classic cars by day. And there are plenty of women willing to share his bed for a night, complication-free. Perfect, because if there's anything he learned from his past, it was to never get attached—to anything. So when bartender Carly Sullivan flashes her innocent smile, Graham isn't prepared for what happens next. Never fall in love Two rules, that's all Graham has—never apologize and never fall in love. He knows Carly is everything he should avoid. Cheerful and sweet, she has "relationship" written all over her. But Graham can't stay away from her probing questions and concerned blue eyes. When Graham discovers Carly is hiding a crushing secret, he's prepared to risk it all. Until in one single moment, everything changes and Graham's past threatens to collide with his future. His life is crumbling down around him, and soon no apology in the world can save him. He should've known to walk away. 91,000 words

Abounding Dawn

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Author: Elizabeth Varlet

Publisher: Loose Id

ISBN: 1623009235

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1895

Bind the Chalice and harness the dragons... Josie returns to her birthplace and is named the Chalice, destined bride to Amendal's two kings. But no matter how attracted she is to both men, the fate of the kingdom is not her problem. With their nation threatened by war, the kings, Brax and Finn, must summon their mythical dragon forms to save their people. But with Brax tormented by a lifelong indoctrination against same-sex coupling, and Finn crippled by the fear of being unworthy, a true union seems impossible. Without it, they are left with no weapon to stop the tide of death. When the final battle erupts, the kings fight to protect their fleeing citizens, but their army is meager defense against the enemy's dark magick. An impending war. Two kings desperate to save their people. A centuries old legend. And the woman who unites them all.

First and First

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Author: Santino Hassell

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1634770897

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 1922

Can risk-taking Oli help uptight Caleb shed the insecurities that have held him back for years?

Come What May

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Author: A.M. Arthur

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1459293541

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4317

Jonas needs Tate. He just doesn't know it yet. Or at least, he doesn't want to admit it. Because there is no way Jonas Ashcroft is gay. He's a straight, carefree frat boy player, just like any good son of a conservative state senator. If only his struggle to convince everyone—especially himself—didn't leave him so miserable. No matter how many girls or bottles he drowns himself in, Jonas can neither escape nor accept who he is. Enter Tate. He's smart, confident, and instantly sees right through Jonas's surly exterior. Sure, he's done things in life he's not proud of, but he knows who he is and what he wants. And what he wants is Jonas. As their easy friendship intensifies into something more, Tate introduces Jonas to a life he's never known. One filled with acceptance and sex and a love that terrifies and excites them both. But some inner demons refuse to be shaken off so easily. When Jonas's old life barges in, he faces a shattering choice, one that could destroy everything he and Tate have fought so hard for. Sometimes love just isn't enough—and sometimes it's exactly what you need. Book One of All Saints, the brand-new series from A.M. Arthur.

I Love You More Than Pierogi

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Author: K.A. Merikan

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1635332109

Category: Fiction

Page: 101

View: 1458

Former lovers—and complete opposites—Marek and Adrian are reunited in Warsaw, Poland, when Adrian proposes an outrageous scheme. Now Marek must work with the guy who broke his heart.

First

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Author: K.C. Wells

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1634766016

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 508

What will bartender and adult entertainer Mike do when shy, small-town boy Tommy asks Mike to be his first?

Touch the Sky

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Author: Christina Lee,Nyrae Dawn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530682522

Category:

Page: 326

View: 9105

Lucas Barnett and Gabriel Stewart didn't have it easy as kids. They were only trying to deal with bad situations at home when they became lifelines for each other. Their pipe dream was to someday meet in LA, where Lucas would design skyscrapers, and Gabriel would learn to fly. But then Gabriel disappeared without so much as a goodbye, and Lucas got himself in trouble with the law. Five years later, both men are at a loss when they run into each other at a Hollywood bar. Lucas is still angry, but it's not as if Gabriel could control how his mind and body had betrayed him. Being found on the ledge of that bridge had changed everything. The attraction is immediate, but it's more than their inability to keep their hands off each other. Neither man expects the fierce connection pulling them together. Unfortunately, ignoring their problems doesn't make them disappear. Gabriel's internal struggles are serious...dangerous. And no matter how much Lucas wants it to be true, saving Gabriel won't make up for not being able to save his mom. If they don't find the strength to face their own demons before the darkness takes hold, they risk more than just losing each other forever.

Mad & Marvelous

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Author: Elizabeth Varlet

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1488080666

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4159

Hop Lovette isn’t afraid to take risks. Being the bastard son of New York royalty has never given him anything but heartache. So when the Sassy Boyz land a contract at club Switch, he knows it’s only a matter of time before his marvelous world is turned on its head: the owner is his childhood rival. Rafe Marson owes Hop’s father everything, and he’s on a mission to repay his debts. Nothing will stand in his way—not even a wild, beautiful, maddening blast from his past. Not even when Hop stirs up feelings better left dormant. Not even when Hop begs to be taken. When opportunity knocks, Hop is the one who needs to step up and help Rafe. But working together without being together is harder than they thought—and when everything they’ve been working toward is threatened, Rafe will need to prove that true love is one in a million. One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise! This book is approximately 87,000 words Carina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Deborah Nemeth

Noah

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Author: Cara Dee

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545520314

Category:

Page: 298

View: 5055

In 48 hours, I lost everything. I came home to find my girlfriend of four years with another man. The next day a plane crash ripped my family away from me, shattering me in the process. In many ways, I died that day, too. The fun-loving man who'd lived his life in the fast lane and loved his career in the film industry was gone. Left was a forty-year-old shell that dwelled at the bottom of a bottle. Only one person knew what I was going through. My sister's stepson, who hadn't been on the plane. Julian knew what it was like to lose everyone he loved, too. He'd stopped showing up at reunions when he was a teenager, so I didn't know him very well. But I told him at the memorial service he could come out and visit me in LA whenever. One day he did, and I guessed it was as good a day as any to start picking up the pieces and see what was left of us.

Test Drive

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Author: Riley Hart

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533339614

Category:

Page: 236

View: 7546

A double shot of devastating news turns Justin Evanson's life upside down. When he learns his father has cancer, and he has siblings he never knew existed, he leaves everything behind and moves to Virginia to support his dad as he tries to make amends with his family-a family Justin's not sure he has a place in. Things go from bad to worse when he discovers his recent hookup is his newfound sister's brother-in-law. Drew Sinclair never expected to see Justin after their night at the club or to discover their family connection. If anyone found out, it would give Drew's brother another reason to hate him. But there's something about Justin that draws him in, and it's not only because they burn up the sheets together. One meeting leads to another, and before Justin realizes it, Drew has become the only thing in his world he feels is his. And for the first time in his life, Drew knows what it means to be needed. Being there for Justin and supporting him when things spiral out of control feels right. But with so much happening so quickly, it's hard to trust their feelings. Is this thing between them real? Or just a test drive before life forces them down two separate roads?

Laughing Mad

The Black Comic Persona in Post-soul America

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Author: Bambi Haggins

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813539850

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

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Prior to the civil rights movement, comedians performed for audiences that were clearly delineated by race. Black comedians performed for black audiences and white comedians performed for whites. Yet during the past forty-five years, black comics have become progressively more central to mainstream culture. In Laughing Mad, Bambi Haggins looks at how this transition occurred in a variety of media and shows how this integration has paved the way for black comedians and their audiences to affect each other. Historically, African American performers have been able to use comedy as a pedagogic tool, interjecting astute observations about race relations while the audience is laughing. And yet, Haggins makes the convincing argument that the potential of African American comedy remains fundamentally unfulfilled as the performance of blackness continues to be made culturally digestible for mass consumption. Rather than presenting biographies of individual performers, Haggins focuses on the ways in which the comic persona is constructed and changes across media, from stand-up, to the small screen, to film. She examines the comic televisual and cinematic personae of Dick Gregory, Bill Cosby, Flip Wilson, and Richard Pryor and considers how these figures set the stage for black comedy in the next four decades. She reads Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock as emblematic of the first and second waves of postcivil rights era African American comedy, and she looks at the socio-cultural politics of Whoopi Goldbergs comic persona through the lens of gender and crossover. Laughing Mad also explores how the comedy of Dave Chappelle speaks to and for the post-soul generation. A rigorous analytic analysis, this book interrogates notions of identity, within both the African American community and mainstream popular culture. Written in engaging and accessible prose, it is also a book that will travel from the seminar room, to the barbershop, to the kitchen table, allowing readers to experience the sketches, stand-up, and film comedies with all the laughter they deserve.

But You Look So Good and Other Lies

A Memoir

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Author: Cher Finver

Publisher: Infinity Publishing (PA)

ISBN: 9781495814112

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

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As a child, Cher Finver had to move across the country, and was forced to hide. As an adult, she's dealt with tremendous loss and the realization that her life had been a lie. In her memoir, Cher also writes about being abandoned, her family history of addiction and mental illness, as well as her own fragile health. This is an honest and raw story of betrayal, heartbreak, resilience, and love.

Hedging His Bets

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Author: Laura Carter

Publisher: Lyrical Caress

ISBN: 1516106105

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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“Carter's writing style is absolutely brilliant.” —The Romance Reviews A high-flying investor New Yorker Jake Harrington loves a lot of things about living in London. His lucrative hedge fund job. The way British women melt at the sound of an American accent. His just-sex arrangement with his gorgeous roommate, Jess. And, oh yes, being thousands of miles away from the girl who betrayed him. His sexy British flatmate Jess’s deal with Jake suits her fine. No commitments, no risk of being hurt again, just friendship and mindblowing pleasure. And friends do each other favors, like agreeing to go on a trip to New York where Jake will have to face his past. And a vacation that will change everything… What friends shouldn’t do? Suddenly find themselves feeling something much more complicated than simple lust. When “no strings” is no longer enough, will Jake be willing to take the ultimate gamble?

Sparks Fly with the Billionaire

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Author: Marion Lennox

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460310152

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The brooding banker and the Amazing Miss Mischka! Banker Mathew Bond is more used to boardroom antics than circus ones. The king of emotional detachment wouldn't normally foreclose on a loan in person, but Sparkles Circus meant a lot to him once…. Big mistake! Because feisty Allie (aka the Amazing Mischka) has more acumen than her pink-spangled bodysuit suggests. She won't allow a man in a suit to evict her family, no matter how gorgeous he is! Yet underneath the cold exterior, Allie's about to discover this brooding billionaire's heart of gold.…

First You Fall

A Kevin Connor Mystery

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Author: Scott Sherman

Publisher: Alyson Books

ISBN: 9781593500597

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

View: 2563

When his friend Allen Harrington's death is ruled a suicide, boy-next-door-cute Kevin Connor - a hustler by trade, sleuth by default - sets out to prove a case of murder. It doesn't help that the victim's grown children, who disapproved of their father's gay lifestyle, are only concerned about their inheritance. But they are not Kevin's only problem. Despite the lack of anything even resembling an invitation, his mother has moved in with him, and Tony Rinaldi, the ex-lover who broke his heart back in high school, has reappeared years later as the lead investigator in Allen's death. Luckily, Kevin has his handsome best friend, Freddy, on hand to help him try to uncover what really happened to Allen. But Kevin's on his own in figuring out how to get his mother out of his hair and the now-married Tony back into his bed. There's also a small chance that Kevin just might actually be in love with Freddy. Not to mention the demands of his clients, like the stirrups-wielding gynecologist and The World's Nicest Sadist. And, did Kevin remember to take his attention deficit medication today?

A Monster Calls

Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd

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Author: Patrick Ness

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763669091

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5668

NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting-- he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.