Toby Kincaid adora il suo lavoro nella biblioteca della città di Sandy Lake, in Ohio, dove passa i suoi giorni circondato dai libri a parlare con i visitatori. Adora specialmente il suo capo, il signor Miggles: gentile, arguto, sapiente in qualsiasi campo e totalmente innamorato del Natale. Sean Miggles, oltretutto, è davvero carino, specialmente per essere un adulto che veste completo e cravatta. L’uomo, però, si tiene a distanza da tutti, e c’è una tristezza nei suoi occhi che Toby non comprende. Quando Sean viene accusato ingiustamente di un crimine che non ha commesso si arrende e non prova neanche a lottare, perciò Toby si rende conto che deve essere lui da solo a salvare la biblioteca… e il suo capo. Cercherà, così, di smascherare l’oscurità che si cela nel passato di Sean e dimostrargli che anche lui merita una seconda possibilità, nella vita come nell’amore. E, mentre si occupa del suo personale miracolo di Natale, magari riuscirà anche lui a ricevere il dono a cui ambisce tanto: amare ed essere amato dal signor Miggles.
Sex in Seattle
Author: Eli Easton
"Sex in Seattle: Books 1 & 2 " "The Trouble With Tony " As part of a murder investigation, PI Tony DeMarco poses as a patient of Dr. Jack Halloran, the therapist who treated the victim at a sex clinic. This isn t the first time Tony has gone undercover, but it s the first time he s wanted to go under the covers with a suspect. First he ll have to prove Halloran s innocence and maintain his ruse. Dr. Halloran suffers from a damaged arm sustained as a combat surgeon in Iraq and the PTSD that followed. But Tony s humor slips past Jack s defenses, making him feel things he thought long buried. Can the doctor and the PI find romance despite their secrets? "The Enlightenment of Daniel " The death of his father is a revelation for workaholic businessman Daniel Derenzo. The Expanded Horizons sex clinic helps him admit his attraction to his business partner, and he goes after Nick with fierce determination. Nick Ross was in love with Daniel back in college. But Daniel was straight and Nick patched his broken heart by marrying Marcia. Neither of them is satisfied in the marriage anymore, but Nick s afraid of losing his kids. Can he trust his heart to an awakening Daniel and secure a happy future for everyone? "The Trouble with Tony published in eBook by Dreamspinner Press, August 2013." "The Enlightenment of Daniel published in eBook by Dreamspinner Press, December 2013.""
Author: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Publisher: City Lights Books
The Italian film-maker Pier Paolo Pasolini was first and always a poet-the most important civil poet, according to Alberto Moravia, in Italy in the second half of this century. His poems were at once deeply personal and passionately engaged in the political turmoil of his country. In 1949, after his homosexuality led the Italian Communist Party to expel him on charges of "moral and political unworthiness," Pasolini fled to Rome. This selection of poems from his early impoverished days on the outskirts of Rome to his last (with a backward longing glance at his native Frill) is at the center of his poetic and filmic vision of modern Italian life as an Inferno. Pier Paolo Pasolini was born in 1922 in Bologna. In addition to the films for which he is world famous, he wrote novels, poetry, and social and cultural criticism. He was murdered in 1975.
Author: Tibby Armstrong
Publisher: Loose Id
Cheerful and friendly, Aaron Blake has never met a puzzle that intrigues him more than brooding Greg Falkner. He wants to get to know his roommate, but it seems the only way past his shell is through it. When a reluctant friendship turns into a budding romance, can the two keep their feelings secret from their classmates? Or will their newfound love destroy them both? Or so goes the story screenwriter Greg Falkner spins for audiences and his longtime partner, Aaron Blake, in No Apologies. Loosely based on their lives together, the film rocks Hollywood with its blatant portrayal of two teenagers falling in love and coming of age in a world that struggles to accept them, while they in turn struggle to accept themselves. At the end of the evening, will Greg’s risky venture break a relationship that’s already foundering? Or will the real-life Greg and Aaron also find their happily ever after with No Apologies?
Alphonse, a young Walloon officer, is travelling to join his regiment in Madrid in 1739. But he soon finds himself mysteriously detained at a highway inn in the strange and varied company of thieves, brigands, cabbalists, noblemen, coquettes and gypsies, whose stories he records over sixty-six days. The resulting manuscript is discovered some forty years later in a sealed casket, from which tales of characters transformed through disguise, magic and illusion, of honour and cowardice, of hauntings and seductions, leap forth to create a vibrant polyphony of human voices. Jan Potocki (1761-1812) used a range of literary styles - gothic, picaresque, adventure, pastoral, erotica - in his novel of stories-within-stories, which, like the Decameron and Tales from the Thousand and One Nights, provides entertainment on an epic scale.
Walking on Thin Ice
Author: Jocelynn Drake
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
It's not easy for Spenser Roland to admit it, but he needs help. Christmas is just a few days away, and he can't face the idea of showing up to his family's gathering alone ... again. They want to see him happily settled, but Spenser doesn't date. He can't risk it if he wants to protect his family. But one unexpected night with Evan Scott has him thinking that maybe he can strike a deal that will make his family happy and give him a little holiday cheer as well. Evan never should have accepted a ride home from the sexy-as-hell corporate executive, but he's proud that he stuck to his guns. He's done with the one-night stand game. He wants something real. Something that lasts. But when Spenser returns, asking him to pose as his boyfriend over the weekend at a Christmas celebration, Evan is sure he's lost his mind. But he can't say no. Maybe it's the shadow of loneliness in Spenser's bright blue eyes that's too much like his own. Or maybe it's his heart-stopping smile. Either way, Evan knows he's on thin ice with Spenser, risking his own rules and heart, but Spenser is worth the risk.
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
This work contains both the text of Daniel Deronda and a study upon it. The novel uses the hero, Deronda, to examine the English Jews, a society within a society. Gwendolen comes to regard Daniel as her moral and spiritual mentor, but the revelation of his Jewish birth draws him away from her.
Three Men In A Boat
Author: Jerome Klapka Jerome
Instead of memorizing vocabulary words, work your way through an actual well-written novel. Even novices can follow along as each individual English paragraph is paired with the corresponding French paragraph. It won't be an easy project, but you'll learn a lot.
At Piper's Point
Author: Ethan Day
Ten years and many boyfriends later, Cassidy Winters finally returns to the ancestral home of his late grandmother, Sadie Hart, despite the best efforts of his father to prevent it. Cassidy's plans of a quiet, seaside ceremony to wish a final farewell to Sadie quickly unravel. Interruptions run roughshod, beginning with Neil, who walks out of the ocean and straight into Cassidy's bed. The dominos topple one by one when the little dog he rescues from the hounds of hell brings him to Ben, the hunky vet who rescues Cassidy right back. News of his arrival spreads faster than Cassidy's legs, bringing his boyhood friend and first love Nate Sommers to his doorstep -- leaving Cassidy spiraling into a multi-layered love snafu. As if the island wasn't getting crowded enough for Cassidy's good taste and bad decisions, best friends Ollie and Spencer arrive in time to witness the uninvited return of Cassidy's most recent ex, Teddy, who's refusing to stay dumped. Fists fly and all hell breaks loose amid mojitos and martinis while Cassidy finds himself planning a huge party to celebrate Sadie's life. Accusations are aimed as arguments and libidos boil over, but even through the chaos Cassidy knows exactly who he wants. While he's certainly willing, he isn't sure if he's ready or able for love and life at Pipers Point.
Sheriff Lance Beaufort is not going to let trouble into his town, no sir. Tucked away in the California mountains, Mad Creek has secrets to keep, like the fact that half the town consists of 'quickened'-dogs who have gained the ability to become human. Descended on both sides from border collies, Lance is as alert a guardian as they come. Tim Weston is looking for a safe haven. After learning that his boss patented all of Tim's work on vegetable hybrids in his own name, Tim quit his old job. A client offers him use of her cabin in Mad Creek, and Tim sees a chance for a new start. But the shy gardener has a way of fumbling and sounding like a liar around strangers, particularly gorgeous alpha men like Sheriff Beaufort. Lance's hackles are definitely raised by the lanky young stranger. He's concerned about marijuana growers moving into Mad Creek, and he's not satisfied with the boy's story. Lance decides a bit of undercover work is called for. When Tim hits a beautiful black collie with his car and adopts the dog, its love at first sight for both Tim and Lance's inner dog. Pretending to be a pet is about to get Sheriff Beaufort in very hot water.
A Second Harvest
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Men of Lancaster County
David Fisher has lived by the rules all his life. Born to a Mennonite family, he obeyed his father and took over the family farm, married, and had two children. Now with both his kids in college and his wife deceased, he runs his farm alone and without joy, counting off the days of a life half-lived. Christie Landon, graphic designer, Manhattanite, and fierce gay party boy, needs a change. Now thirty, he figures it's time to grow up and think about his future. When his best friend overdoses, Christie resolves to take a break from the city. He heads to a small house in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to rest, recoup, and reflect. But life in the country is boring despite glimpses of the hunky silver fox next door. When Christie's creativity latches on to cooking, he decides to approach his widower neighbor with a plan to share meals and grocery expenses. David agrees, and soon the odd couple finds they really enjoy spending time together. Christie challenges the boundaries of David's closed world and brings out feelings he buried long ago. If he can break free of the past, he might find a second chance at happiness.
Micah Johnson is out of options. Following a stint as a runaway after the cruel revelation of his sexual orientation, Micah vows to get his life back on the right track. But there are roadblocks between him and his goal of making the national draft and having a shot at becoming an AFL player, including struggles with other students both on and off the football field. Hiding behind sarcasm will only protect him from so much, and Micah knows just making it to graduation will be an epic battle. If only Micah could find a fraction of the faith that his mentor, Declan Tyler, has in him, but he can t seem to see what Declan does. Micah is trying to reform, but the end of the road is a long way off, and it s clear the process is ongoing. "
Black Dog Blues
Author: Rhys Ford
Publisher: DSP Publications
Stalker and elfin outcast Kai Gracen has no hope of escaping a deadly bloodline feud.
Author: Terry Goodkind
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Terry Goodkind reinvents the thriller with a provocative, page-turning walk among evil. Kate Bishop thought she was an ordinary woman living and working in Chicago. But when she unexpectedly finds herself in the middle of a police investigation into a brutal murder, Kate makes a shocking discovery: she has the ability to identify killers just by looking into their eyes. Trying to grasp the implications of this revelation, Kate is drawn deep into a world of terror. She is tracked down by Jack Raines, a mysterious author with shadowy connections to those who share her ability. He tells Kate that her unique vision also makes her a target, and only he can help her. Now, hot on Jack and Kate’s heels are a force of super-predators, vicious and bloodthirsty killers who will stop at nothing until Kate is dead. But even as she fights for her life, Kate still isn’t sure if Jack is really her salvation, or another killer coming to slaughter her. An explosive mix of action and suspense, Nest is a landmark new novel from worldwide bestselling author Terry Goodkind, and a complete reinvention of the contemporary thriller. Travel with Goodkind on a dangerous journey to the back alleys of the darknet, to the darkest corners of our minds, and to the very origins of what it is to be human.