Park Avenue Prince
Author: Louise Bay
THE PRINCE OF PARK AVENUE FINALLY MEETS HIS MATCH IN A FEISTY MANHATTAN PRINCESS. I've made every one of my billions of dollars myself-I'm calculating, astute and the best at what I do. It takes drive and dedication to build what I have. And it leaves no time for love or girlfriends or relationships. But don't get me wrong, I'm not a monk. I understand the attention and focus it takes to seduce a beautiful woman. They're the same skills I use to close business deals. But one night is where it begins and ends. I'm not the guy who sends flowers. I'm not the guy who calls the next day. Or so I thought before an impatient, smart-talking, beyond beautiful heiress bursts into my world. When Grace Astor rolls her eyes at me-I want to hold her against me and show her what she's been missing. When she makes a joke at my expense-I want to silence her sassy mouth with my tongue. And when she leaves straight after we f*ck with barely a goodbye-it makes me want to pin her down and remind her of the three orgasms she just had. She might be a princess but I'm going to show her who rules in this Park Avenue bedroom. A sexy, standalone, contemporary romance.
Primates of Park Avenue
Author: Wednesday Martin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and primatology, she tried looking at her new world through that lens, and suddenly things fell into place. She understood the other mothers' snobbiness at school drop-off when she compared them to olive baboons. Her obsessional quest for a Hermes Birkin handbag made sense when she realized other females wielded them to establish dominance in their troop. And so she analyzed tribal migration patterns; display rituals; physical adornment, mutilation, and mating practices; extra-pair copulation; and more. Her conclusions are smart, thought-provoking, and hilariously unexpected. Every city has its Upper East Side, and in Wednesday's memoir, readers everywhere will recognize the strange cultural codes of powerful social hierarchies and the compelling desire to climb them. They will also see that Upper East Side mothers want the same things for their children that all mothers want--safety, happiness, and success--and not even sky-high penthouses and chauffeured SUVs can protect this ecologically released tribe from the universal experiences of anxiety and loss. When Wednesday's life turns upside down, she learns how deep the bonds of female friendship really are. Intelligent, funny, and heartfelt, Primates of Park Avenue lifts a veil on a secret, elite world within a world--the exotic, fascinating, and strangely familiar culture of privileged Manhattan motherhood"--
The Dark Glamour
Author: Gabriella Pierce
Publisher: Harper Collins
“Pure evil has never been this much fun!” —Kerrelyn Sparks, New York Times bestselling author Gossip Girl meets Charmed in Gabriella Pierce’s fabulous follow-up to her debut supernatural romp, 666 Park Avenue. Continuing her phenomenal gothic chronicle of witches, covens, and curses, and the darkness lurking behind the glitter of New York high society, Pierce enchants us once again with The Dark Glamour. Fans of Meg Cabot’s Insatiable and LJ Smith’s Vampire Diaries will love this edgy paranormal tale, as the unfortunate bride whose Prince Charming turned out to be the son of an elite Upper East Side witch must now reenter the Park Avenue mansion of horrors she only barely escaped with her life. But this time she has a whole new look…and some powerful new magic tricks up her sleeve.
After the death of his father, the flamboyant and controversial Judge Oliver Garland, Talcott must unravel the truth about his father's life, a quest that brings him face to face with old scandals and family secrets.
Prince of Midtown
Author: Jennifer Lewis
721 PARK AVENUE: Apt. 12B TENANT: Sebastian Stone, Prince of Caspia SCANDAL: Seducing a commoner! Crown Prince, billionaire businessman and globetrotting bachelor Sebastian Stone needs assistant Tessa Banks to hold his life together. From his Manhattan office she organizes his public and private life with ease. So when Tessa gives notice, Sebastian resorts to what he does best: seduction. Ermine and jewels in his sun-drenched palace…sensual pleasures beyond her wildest fantasies. But when the two weeks' notice is up, the prince discovers his plan has backfired. He's fallen for a woman he can never marry.…
Duke of Manhattan
Author: Louise Bay
I was born into British aristocracy, but I've made my fortune in Manhattan. New York is now my kingdom. Back in Britain my family are fighting over who's the next Duke of Fairfax. The rules say it's me--if I'm married. It's not a trade-off worth making. I could never limit myself to just one woman. Or so I thought until my world is turned upside down. Now, the only way I can save the empire I built is to inherit the title I've never wanted-- so I need a wife. To take my mind off business I need a night that's all pleasure. I need to bury myself in a stranger. The skim of Scarlett King's hair over my body as she bends over . . . The scrape of her nails across my chest as she screams my name . . . The bite of her teeth on my shoulder just as we both reach the edge . . . It all helps me forget. I just didn't bargain on finding my one night stand across the boardroom table the next day. She might be my latest conquest but I have a feeling Scarlett King might just conquer me. A sexy, standalone romance.
The British Knight
Author: Louise Bay
"When I'm offered the chance to leave New York to live in London for three months, I can't pack my suitcase fast enough ... When I'm offered a temporary job working for a barrister, I say, sign me up. On my first commute into work, it's a total accident when I lose my balance and fall against the most handsome Brit alive ... Turns out Mr. Handsome is my new boss. And his attitude isn't as hot as his gorgeous face, broad shoulders, and tight ass"--Back cover.
It started with a week's vacation in New York. Anna was trying to distract herself from her most recent break-up, meet a stranger, and have one night of uncomplicated fun. Super-successful serial seducer Ethan doesn't date, he doesn't stay the night, and he doesn't make any promises. It should have been one weekend...
THE KING OF WALL STREET IS BROUGHT TO HIS KNEES BY AN AMBITIOUS BOMBSHELL. I keep my two worlds separate. At work, I'm King of Wall Street. The heaviest hitters in Manhattan come to me to make money. They do whatever I say because I'm always right. I'm shrewd. Exacting. Some say ruthless. At home, I'm a single dad trying to keep his fourteen year old daughter a kid for as long as possible. If my daughter does what I say, somewhere there's a snowball surviving in hell. And nothing I say is ever right. When Harper Jayne starts as a junior researcher at my firm, the barriers between my worlds begin to dissolve. She's the most infuriating woman I've ever worked with. I don't like the way she bends over the photocopier-it makes my mouth water. I hate the way she's so eager to do a good job-it makes my dick twitch. And I can't stand the way she wears her hair up exposing her long neck. It makes me want to strip her naked, bend her over my desk and trail my tongue all over her body. If my two worlds are going to collide, Harper Jayne will have to learn that I don't just rule the boardroom. I'm in charge of the bedroom, too. King of Wall Street is a sexy, standalone romance.
Love is Like Park Avenue
Author: Alvin Frederick Levin
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Collects stories, an unfinished novel, and sketches by the author--all of which focus on the part of 1930s New York society that lived in the Bronx, but longed to be in the shadow of skyscrapers--as well as the author's correspondence with encouraging publishers. Original.
Elizabeth’s Cinderella story is on the verge of collapse. Reed, the son of a tycoon, and Elizabeth got married, despite resistance from the people closest to them. But now she barely speaks with Reed, who is always busy with his work. Instead Elizabeth spends every day alone in a luxurious apartment and waits for her husband to come home. She’s not willing to give up on the passion they had, but can Elizabeth’s seduction reel in the husband she’s lost?
721 PARK AVENUE: Penthouse B TENANT: Gage Lattimer, dark and dangerous? SCANDAL: He'll never tell… A rich, powerful loner, Gage fit the description of the man who may have information about the mysterious demise of Jacinda Endicott's sister. Which was why Jacinda had abandoned her old life and taken a job at Gage's penthouse as his live-in maid. By day, she snooped for clues about her employer; by night, she fought her fatal attraction to the sexy, secretive billionaire. Her heart told her Gage was innocent; her head warned her otherwise. Which would she listen to?
Author: Liz Prince
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Eschewing female stereotypes throughout her early years and failing to gain acceptance on the boys' baseball team, Liz learns to embrace her own views on gender as she comes of age, in an anecdotal graphic novel memoir. By the award-winning author of Will You Love Me If I Wet the Bed? Original. 15,000 first printing.
Author: Michael Gross
Publisher: Broadway Books
For seventy-five years, it’s been Manhattan’s richest apartment building, and one of the most lusted-after addresses in the world. One apartment had 37 rooms, 14 bathrooms, 43 closets, 11 working fireplaces, a private elevator, and his-and-hers saunas; another at one time had a live-in service staff of 16. To this day, it is steeped in the purest luxury, the kind most of us could only imagine, until now. The last great building to go up along New York’s Gold Coast, construction on 740 Park finished in 1930. Since then, 740 has been home to an ever-evolving cadre of our wealthiest and most powerful families, some of America’s (and the world’s) oldest money—the kind attached to names like Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Bouvier, Chrysler, Niarchos, Houghton, and Harkness—and some whose names evoke the excesses of today’s monied elite: Kravis, Koch, Bronfman, Perelman, Steinberg, and Schwarzman. All along, the building has housed titans of industry, political power brokers, international royalty, fabulous scam-artists, and even the lowest scoundrels. The book begins with the tumultuous story of the building’s construction. Conceived in the bubbling financial, artistic, and social cauldron of 1920’s Manhattan, 740 Park rose to its dizzying heights as the stock market plunged in 1929—the building was in dire financial straits before the first apartments were sold. The builders include the architectural genius Rosario Candela, the scheming businessman James T. Lee (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s grandfather), and a raft of financiers, many of whom were little more than white-collar crooks and grand-scale hustlers. Once finished, 740 became a magnet for the richest, oldest families in the country: the Brewsters, descendents of the leader of the Plymouth Colony; the socially-registered Bordens, Hoppins, Scovilles, Thornes, and Schermerhorns; and top executives of the Chase Bank, American Express, and U.S. Rubber. Outside the walls of 740 Park, these were the people shaping America culturally and economically. Within those walls, they were indulging in all of the Seven Deadly Sins. As the social climate evolved throughout the last century, so did 740 Park: after World War II, the building’s rulers eased their more restrictive policies and began allowing Jews (though not to this day African Americans) to reside within their hallowed walls. Nowadays, it is full to bursting with new money, people whose fortunes, though freshly-made, are large enough to buy their way in. At its core this book is a social history of the American rich, and how the locus of power and influence has shifted haltingly from old bloodlines to new money. But it’s also much more than that: filled with meaty, startling, often tragic stories of the people who lived behind 740’s walls, the book gives us an unprecedented access to worlds of wealth, privilege, and extraordinary folly that are usually hidden behind a scrim of money and influence. This is, truly, how the other half—or at least the other one hundredth of one percent—lives.
An inside look at the early years of Prince, presented through both iconic and never-before-seen images taken by the photographer who was at his side through it all.