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It Looks Like This

Author : Rafi Mittlefehldt
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In spare, understated prose heightened by a keen lyricism, a debut author will take your breath away. A new state, a new city, a new high school. Mike’s father has already found a new evangelical church for the family to attend, even if Mike and his plainspoken little sister, Toby, don’t want to go. Dad wants Mike to ditch art for sports, to toughen up, but there’s something uneasy behind his demands. Then Mike meets Sean, the new kid, and “hey” becomes games of basketball, partnering on a French project, hanging out after school. A night at the beach. The fierce colors of sunrise. But Mike’s father is always watching. And so is Victor from school, cell phone in hand. In guarded, Carveresque prose that propels you forward with a sense of stomach-dropping inevitability, Rafi Mittlefehldt tells a wrenching tale of first love and loss that exposes the undercurrents of a tidy suburban world. Heartbreaking and ultimately life-affirming, It Looks Like This is a novel of love and family and forgiveness—not just of others, but of yourself.

What Looks Like Black

Author : K. Broussard
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Ann Girard is a black woman, born to black parents. But she has blue eyes, straight hair and fair skin. Because of her own questionable features, she has experienced a problematic existence. Her life has now become even more complicated with the news of her unexpected pregnancy. Ann wants to be elated about her impending arrival, but is plagued with the overwhelming concern about a future filled with cruelties afflicted upon her firstborn child because of his or her features. Her unfeigned worry is rooted in her own awkward experiences based on "blackness." As she prepares for motherhood, Ann chronicles her first memories as a child through her passage into adulthood, and describes how she was forced to adjust while being catapulted back and forth between black neighborhoods and predominately white environments, constantly antagonized and questioned about her true "blackness." As Ann records her daunting experiences of trying to belong, she undergoes a re-birth, thus redefining her philosophies of everything she ever knew. Readers are immediately pulled into this poignant tale based upon the complexities of intra-racial relations, as K. Broussard overlaps a heartfelt third person voice that details the experiences of an expectant mother, with an intimate forthright first person voice of Ann "speaking" to her unborn child about her own painful journey and discovery of what looks like black.

It Looks Like You re Writing a Letter

Author : Alexander King
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In near-future Wichita, USA, Henry Thorner, a world-weary ‘consultant’ is charged with finding a genius young hacker named Tanner Griffen, who disappeared after pulling off a daring data theft. The data was stolen from OraCorp, the most powerful company in the world and owners of ‘Ora’, the all-encompassing social network that tracks the activity and thoughts of every person in the Western world. When Tanner is placed at the scene of a murder hundreds of miles away by the Ora network, nobody is more surprised than Tanner himself. Consultant, hacker and hired muscle – a damaged young girl called Jeopardy – must reach the murderous Tanner before the OraCorp security forces to find out who, or what, is responsible. Part noir detective story, part science fiction, and part social commentary, It Looks Like You’re Writing a Letter deals with the big questions of our increasingly connected world – are we more than our social profile, and how comfortable should we be with the corporations who own our digital souls?

What It Looks Like

Author : Matthew J. Metzger
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Eli Bell is the only son of a police chief inspector and a forensic scientist. He's grown up wonky in a world that only deals with the straight and narrow -- and his new boyfriend isn't helping. Rob Hawkes is six feet of muscle, tattoos, and arrest warrants. A career criminal and a former guest of Her Majesty's Prison Service, he'd rather hit Eli's parents than sit down to dinner with them. One wrong move, and Rob could destroy Eli -- and his family -- without a second thought. But this isn't what it looks like. Rob's not in control here -- and Eli's the one to blame.

Blundering Blokes Looking for Sarah Jane Smith Girls Like Funny Boys To Dare A Future

Author : Dave Franklin
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A three-novel anthology that wallows in dark, twisted humour, sexual obsession and the latent violence of the male animal. Book 1: Looking For Sarah Jane Smith Marty's living in a Welsh town he hates, doing a job he's lost interest in and so bored he can't even be bothered with sex. But a new life beckons in Australia. It's also a chance to get away from his stupid mates, the loveable loser John and the ultra-macho Wasp Boy. Maybe he'll even meet an exquisite girl like his Doctor Who heroine, Sarah Jane Smith, and live happily ever after… Looking for Sarah Jane Smith – For anyone who suspects life's a bit rubbish. Part road trip and part celebration of idiotic male friendship, Looking for Sarah Jane Smith is sure to strike a chord with those who appreciate Withnail & I, Peep Show and Bill Hicks. '...if there's one thing that stands out about this, it's how bloody funny it is. I actually packed Looking for Sarah Jane Smith for a long-haul flight and such a page-turner did it prove to be that I finished it within a couple of hours.' - Living Abroad Magazine '...A bitter, crude, but funny book... These boys are not particularly likeable, but their story is raw, honest, unsophisticated and rooted in bittersweet reality.' - Post Newspapers 'An agreeably raucous novel that touches on Dr Who and men behaving badly. Its strong language and adult scenes make it the perfect Christmas gift for that impressionable nephew.' - The West Australian Book 2: Girls Like Funny Boys Part coming of age story, part exploration of the maddening nature of dreams, Girls Like Funny Boys is a potent mix of sexual obsession, guilt and fame. "Gina crouched, resting on her haunches to continue the conversation. Her legs were too far apart. There was a hole in her black tights just above the left knee. Johnny felt a hot urge to poke a finger in it. He wished she'd leave him alone. He wished she wasn't wearing tights. He stared at her lopsided mouth and the way her fat lower lip jutted out. It was so red it bordered on purple, the colour of strawberries on the turn." Meet Johnny Goodwin. He's grown up in a quiet Brisbane suburb with loving parents, a faithful dog and an unrequited yearning for his teenage sweetheart, Angie Everson. Now in his last year at school, he's finally caught her eye by starring in a teacher-baiting pantomime. Dreams are already taking shape of a career in entertainment, perhaps with Angie by his side. All he's got to do is pass his exams, get to uni and keep away from Gina Wood, that weird girl who once let him touch her… 'Girls Like Funny Boys wasn't what I expected - and that's simply not fair as Dave Franklin's not meant to be writing to a formula. But I really didn't expect to find this as engaging, involving and quite as emotional as I did. I loved Johnny, rode the waves of his life every step of the way. Most of all I just loved this book.' - Australian Crime Fiction Book 3: To Dare A Future A van driver with abduction and murder on his mind. An eleven-year-old girl snatched on her way home from ballet. A tortured reporter, happy to use her death and the terrifying reign of a child killer to help make his name… To Dare A Future – We all have black thoughts. It's just some of us act on them. 'Don't let the rather bland title put you off – this is an impressive read, spiced with ethical dilemmas as well as earthy dialogue and humour.' – Sunday Times

A Savage Presence

Author : WL Knightly
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Now that Connor Cohen is dead, Silas Cohen is free to live the life he wants. But there are still two men in the way. When Enzo Juarez tries to make a new deal with Fiona, her good intentions get the best of her and she unexpectedly puts Silas in danger. Can Alex’s connections save them this time? All bets are off when it’s every man for themselves in this series’ finale.

Looking for a Job and Finding God

Author : Cleveland Rowley
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The Looking Glass House

Author : Vanessa Tait
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Oxford, 1862. Poor, plain Mary Prickett takes up her post as governess to the daughters of the Dean of Christ Church. When Mary meets Charles Dodgson, a friend of the family, she is flattered by his attentions and becomes convinced he plans to propose marriage. But it is also clear that he is drawn to the little girls in Mary's care, and on a boating trip one sunny day Mr Dodgson tells the story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland a curious tale about the precocious Alice Liddell As Mary waits for her life to change, she becomes increasingly suspicious of Alice's friendship with Mr Dodgson. Before long, everything Mary believes is turned topsy-turvy, and her determination to get to the truth will have lasting consequences for all involved...

I Loved You Even Then

Author : Karen Deal Robinson
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When Becca and Brandy first meet as children, Brandy’s magical imagination leads them to visions of a love story more than seventy years old. But as they grow up and meet Daniel, everything changes. Becca loves Brandy, Brandy loves Daniel, and Daniel loves Becca. How can they untangle what Daniel calls the “triskelion” of their relationship, and make right the tragedy of the past lives that may have been their own?

Looking Good Even When You re Dead

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Author : Lexi Buchanan
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Boston Bay Vikings: hot enough to melt the ice. Camden I grew up with only one dream—to become a professional hockey player. My dream came true and now I was a winger for the Boston Bay Vikings. I never gave much thought to having that ‘special’ someone in my life until I saw the young woman who hunkered down like a scared rabbit in the team’s shower room. I went from a carefree bachelor to a fierce protector. Molly Exhausted and scared, I fell asleep in an empty room and came awake to find the gaze of three naked men on me. It turned out I’d found my way into the shower room of the Boston Bay Vikings—I’d never heard of them. However, it was the fourth man to appear who gave me hope. He spoke with confidence and made me feel safe. I didn’t want to leave his side, but I’d learned the hard way that anything good never lasted. Meet Camden Edwards and Molly Lewis in the first book of a new series by NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Lexi Buchanan.

Through the Northern Looking Glass

Author : Lorelei A. Lambert
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These Northern Native Women survive in spite of the harshness of their lives in the boreal forest and tundra. [They] care for and deliver newborn infants far from cities, clinics, hospitals, malls, and pharmacies...Throughout history, women have healed one another. Among Native Peoples, oral histories and traditional storytelling have always been essential to cultural survival. In this book, thirteen Northern Native women relate their experiences as survivors of breast cancer. They speak about how they adapted to the disease, and look in particular at the ties they have built with family, friends, and their environment. The book also examines the clashing and blending of medical technology with traditional Native healing methods. An unusual and unique book.

Looking Glass

Author : Christina Henry
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Collection of four dark novellas set in the Alice series universe. Lovely Creature In the New City lives a girl with a secret: Elizabeth can do magic. But someone knows her secret--someone who has a secret of his own. That secret is a butterfly that lives in a jar, a butterfly that was supposed to be gone forever, a butterfly that used to be called the Jabberwock... Girl in Amber Alice and Hatcher are just looking for a place to rest. Alice has been dreaming of a cottage by a lake and a field of wildflowers, but while walking blind in a snowstorm she stumbles into a house that only seems empty and abandoned... When I First Came to Town Hatcher wasn't always Hatcher. Once, he was a boy called Nicholas, and Nicholas fancied himself the best fighter in the Old City. No matter who fought him he always won. Then his boss tells him he's going to battle the fearsome Grinder, a man who never leaves his opponents alive... The Mercy Seat There is a place hidden in the mountains, where all the people hate and fear magic and Magicians. It is the Village of the Pure, and though Alice and Hatcher would do anything to avoid it, it lies directly in their path...

Looking For Trouble

Author : Cath Staincliffe
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She's a single parent. A private eye. And liking it. Until, that is, Mrs Hobbs turns up asking Sal Kilkenny to find her missing son. Sal's search takes her through the Manchester underworld, a wasteland of deprivation and petty theft, of well-heeled organised crime and, ultimately, murder. Would she have taken the job on if she had known what she was getting herself into? Actually, yes. Sal is on fire with a desire to see justice done and to avenge the death of a young lad whose only crime was knowing too much . . . This is the first Sal Kilkenny mystery, serialised on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. Praise for Cath Staincliffe: 'A book about courage and compromise, about how sometimes it's kinder and braver to lie.Stunning.' Anne Cleeves 'Modest, compassionate... a solid ingenious plotter with a sharp eye for domestic detail'Literary Review 'Complex and satisfying' The Sunday Times 'about as good as the British private eye novel gets' Time Out 'It's always exciting to see a writer get better and better, and Cath Staincliffe is doing just that'Val McDermid 'an engrossing read'Sunday Telegraph

Looking Through the Mist

Author : Rebecca J. Vickery
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Romantic mystery with a twist...Psychic Jessica Wilder was a consultant for the FBI until she suffered burnout. She starts a new life for herself. Suddenly, the visions are back with a vengeance - children are being kidnapped. How can she not try to save the children? Detective Jonathan Lansing doesn't believe in psychics. Can the woman in front of him help? Or is she involved?

The Youngest Son

Author : Sandy Kendall
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Nick Millar is going home to Philadelphia. No longer Father Nicholas, Nick has to face his family and make a new life for himself after deciding to leave the priesthood. At thirty-four, Nick has to start over with degrees in Theology and Ancient Languages and experience in street ministry that doesn't translate in today's job market. Still, he has the support of his family, a small trust fund, and an appeal to women that many would envy. Nick, the youngest son in a high-achieving family, plods along realizing his choice of career is not what his family would choose, but with the help of some strong women begins to put his life back together. Senator Abbe Metzger, wants Nick as her chief of staff...and more. But Nick has a soft spot for Annie, a young woman he encounters "on the street". When he does meet the love of his life, he finds everyone has a past.

Bad Boy vs Millionaire

Author : Candy J. Starr
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Jack Colt is back, and he's got a rival! When fate forced Hannah Sorrento to take on the management of indie rockers, Storm, she managed to survive but, when she found out she'd been played by their mercurial front man, Jack Colt, the betrayal hit her hard. She flees to Tokyo, where her father orchestrates a deal to save their collapsed financial empire. A deal that involves a gorgeous millionaire. Tamaki is everything Jack isn't and, with their similar backgrounds, he and Hannah form a bond. He offers her safety and security as well as a return to her luxurious lifestyle. But the passion Jack arouses in Hannah won't be denied. In the sequel to Bad Boy Rock Star, can Hannah forgive Jack or will she take the sanctuary Tamaki offers? Keywords: comedy, alpha male, billionaire, international, love triangle, Rock Star, guitarist, cliff hanger, love triangle,

Botox Nation

Author : Dana Berkowitz
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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery estimates there are about two-and-a-half million Botox procedures performed annually, and that number continues to increase. The procedure is used as a preventive measure against aging and a means by which bodies, particularly women’s, can be transformed and “improved” through the appearance of youth. But why is Botox so popular, and why is aging such a terrifying concept? Botox Nation draws from engaging, in-depth interviews with Botox users and providers as well as Dana Berkowitz’s own experiences receiving the injections. The interviews reveal the personal motivations for using Botox and help unpack how anti-aging practices are conceived by, and resonate with, everyday people. Berkowitz is particularly interested in how Botox is now being targeted to younger women; since Botox is a procedure that must be continually administered to work, the strategic choice to market to younger women, Berkowitz argues, aims to create lifetime consumers. Berkowitz also analyzes magazine articles, advertisements, and even medical documents to consider how narratives of aging are depicted. She employs a critical feminist lens to consider the construction of feminine bodies and selves, and explores the impact of cosmetic medical interventions aimed at maintaining the desired appearance of youth, the culture of preventative medicine, the application of medical procedures to seemingly healthy bodies, and the growth and technological advancement to the anti-aging industry. The first in-depth social investigation into the development of Botox as a phenomenon, Botox Nation is a captivating and critical story of how norms about bodies, gender, and aging are constructed and reproduced on both cultural and individual levels.

Looking for Jake

Author : L.M. Rostedt
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Reeling from a personal tragedy, science engineer Derek Hexum relocates his work from Southern to North Central California at a laboratory and military complex. Soon after his arrival, while hiking in the nearby woods one day, he stumbles into a brief encounter with a juvenile bigfoot. From that unexpected encounter between human and animal, an uneasy friendship begins to evolve. Already caught up in a murder investigation downstate in the LA area, Hexum becomes a further person of interest after an act of terrorism rips across the military base. Then a series of horrific killings begin to occur, first with livestock and later against area residents. The scientist is certain the gentle creature he's befriended isn't responsible. But if it isn't, what is? Local police are investigating the murders. The FBI is doggedly pursuing the specters of both domestic and foreign terrorists. Certain elements in the military are attempting to shelter base black ops programs from the general population. And the scientist is trying to protect his newly found "friend" from a Special Forces unit hunting down a shadowy assassin moving through the surrounding forests. Through it all, a titantic battle between Science and Nature begins to emerge. Which one wins may determine the safety of the local area and the invulnerability of the nation's defenses. It's a breathless race to the end, where any possibility may become the reality.

Then diel s Song An Elven Grove Dark Fantasy

Author : K. Farrell St.Germain
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Each book in the Elven Grove series will always be a stand alone novel with its own conclusion. The landscape of Ainghaille is fraught with danger as would be found in an chivalrous era story. There are also goblins, wizards and dragons, many tears and laughter and at the heart of Then'diel's SONG is an epic love story. The author pulls no punches when it comes to the evil things that happen in the world of Ainghaille, but the language used is tactfully vague and leaves enough to the imagination. Then'diel's Clan are a group of young elves who find themselves alone in the human world. Roe’vaash, is her eldest son, who is half-human, tall dark & brooding. He and and the younger brother, Eiij’lam, seem so opposite. Torn from their elfling home and separated through time, they find themselves trapped into events that will determine the fate of the human world and all creation. Mature readers that like C.S.Lewis, Tolkien, McCaffery, Gaiman, and Pratchett would enjoy this book.