Presents a general overview of fossils and minerals from the differing perspectives of geology, paleontology, and collecting.
Author: Manette Gerstle
This is the first twenty-first century look at burgeoning global arts based on 2,000-year-old Far Eastern devotion to Chinese and Korean viewing stones as well as Japanese suiseki. Here, the thrilling world of Western viewing stones is also discussed.
Five years ago the staff of Pickwicks Cafe in Richmond were thrown into turmoil when their cook and part-owner, Scott, had a terrible accident. With help from his friends, his wife Peggy, and the staff at the local hospital, he made an amazing recovery. Now Pickwicks is preparing to host a special Christmas fundraiser for the hospital department that looked after Scott. Pickwicks’ waitress Megan has been liaising with the ward’s administrator, Nick, as all the staff who helped Scott’s recovery are invited are invited. As the problems of organising the fundraiser take up more and more of their busy lives, Megan and Nick contact each other more frequently, and their emails and phone calls start to develop from the practical into the flirty. But can you actually fall for someone you’ve never met? As the fundraiser draws closer, Megan is beginning to think that she had imagined all the virtual flirting between herself and Nick – he promised to arrange to meet her for real, but he hasn’t done so. Now he’s bringing someone with him to the fundraiser, and they’re just bound to be everything Megan feels she isn’t ... Another Cup of Christmas is a festive sequel (of sorts!) to Jenny Kane’s fantastic debut romance, Another Cup of Coffee.
A Most Devilish Rogue
Author: Ashlyn Macnamara
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Fans who adore Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Sabrina Jeffries will savor Ashlyn Macnamara’s sensual new novel, which proves that two hearts are better than one. Years ago, when Isabelle Mears was still a young miss too infatuated to know better, she surrendered her innocence to a dishonorable man. Though ruined and cast out from society, she has worked hard to shelter her illegitimate son, Jack. Having sworn off men in her quiet but dignified life, Isabelle is unprepared for the deep longing that rips through her when a handsome stranger rescues her rambunctious six-year-old from the pounding ocean surf. George Upperton is a man in trouble with debts, women, and a meddling family. He is, by all accounts, the last gentleman on earth Isabelle should be drawn to. But loneliness is a hard mistress, and caution gives way to desire . . . even though Isabelle is convinced that happiness can’t be found in the arms of such a devilish rogue. Only when Jack is kidnapped does Isabelle discover the true depth of George’s devotion—and how far a good man will go to fight for the woman whose love is all that matters. Praise for A Most Devilish Rogue “This touchingly romantic and effortlessly plotted historical is a gem to be savored.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A sensual romance, filled with the witty dialogue one expects from a Regency novel, and a plethora of enjoyable characters.”—New York Journal of Books “Satisfying . . . Macnamara uses smooth writing to create well-rendered characters and a complex storyline.”—Kirkus Reviews “Readers will find Macnamara’s second novel a pleasant read, complete with a pair of wounded protagonists, a darling six-year-old, a mystery, a kidnapping and steamy love scenes.”—RT Book Reviews “Macnamara is an up-and-comer in the romance world. . . . A Most Devilish Rogue is a good read.”—Romance Junkies Reviews “Ashlyn Macnamara brings all the elegance and romance of the Regency to life.”—New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare From the Paperback edition.
Can any woman resist the temptation of his touch? Maximillian Burke has always prided himself on being the man every mother would want her daughter to marry. But after his scoundrel of a brother makes off with Max's bride, Max discovers it's more satisfying to be a rogue than the perfect gentleman. Forced to flee London after a duel gone wrong, Max seeks refuge at Cadgwyck Manor on the lonely coast of Cornwall, a place as wild and savage as his current temper. The tumbledown manor comes complete with its own ghost but oddly enough, it's not the White Lady of Cadgwyck who begins to haunt Max's heated dreams but his no-nonsense housekeeper. The last thing prim and proper housekeeper Anne Spencer needs is a new master, especially one as brooding and gorgeous as the Earl of Dravenwood. Even as she schemes to be rid of him, she finds herself irresistibly drawn into his strong, muscular arms. When Max vows to solve the mystery of Cadgwyck's ghost, he doesn't realize it will put both of their hearts at risk and tempt them to surrender to a pleasure as delicious as it is dangerous. Book 2 of 2 in the Burke Brothers Series, which includes The Pleasure of Your Kiss and The Temptation of Your Touch “This is quintessential Medeiros! As readers know well from her impressive body of work, she never fails to entertain!”—Starred Review from Booklist “Teresa Medeiros may only release one book a year, but she certainly makes it worth the wait! If you enjoy tender, beautifully-written historical romance with a gothic feel and sprinkled with humor, do yourself a favor and pick up The Temptation of Your Touch. I can’t recommend it enough!”—The Romance Dish “Delicious, witty and absolutely riveting! Abounding with wily servants, a beautiful ghost, humor, madcap antics, a hidden treasure, a scenic setting, mystery, romance and true love, this book should be a favorite. Delectable!”—Romance Junkies Reviews “A seductive mystery that captured my heart.”—Fresh Fiction “One of my all-time favorite authors.”—New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon “Few authors have Medeiros’s storytelling talents.”—Romantic Times “Try a novel by Teresa Medeiros and you will swear it was written just for you.”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas Historical romance, Gothic romance, Duke romance, Master Housekeeper romance, Ghosts
My Atlas of the Human Body
Author: Benoit Delalandre, Benjamin Chaud, Jérémy Clapin
Publisher: Tanglewuld Press
Learn about the human body in this comprehensive spiral-bound atlas. Everything is covered from the bones and muscles of the body to the working of the brain; from hormones, adolescence and puberty to physical health and emotional well-being.
Your Ranch... Or Mine?
Author: Kathie DeNosky
Know when to hold 'em... One winning hand of poker and the Lucky Ace ranch was his--half his, at least. The only thing standing in the way of Lane Donaldson making it his permanent home is the ranch's other owner. Taylor Scott sure is something fine to look at, but she's adamant about running the ranch herself. And then she moves in--with him! So Lane challenges Taylor to another game of poker for the ultimate prize--winner takes all. But who's to say they can't have a little fun while they wait for fate to deal their hand....
Author: Laura Wright, Alexandra Ivy
Publisher: Laura Wright & Alexandra Ivy
ONE DOWN From the USA Today Bestselling Bayou Heat Series comes an all-new sexy, romantic suspense saga… The Pantera Security League Six shifters, representing all factions, working deep undercover. They prowl through the gray area between good and evil, willing to do whatever is necessary to protect their pack. His mission is to find and retrieve the female kept as a sex slave by their enemy’s henchman… Cerviel is trained not to feel and not to get attached. But when he sees the female naked and bruised inside the cage, every instinct he’s forced down surges to the surface. Like him, the female is broken and alone in the world. But if he gives in to his raw, possessive nature, his cover will be blown, and danger will befall everyone he protects. Now that he’s found her, he can’t let her go… Five years ago, Hallie was taken from her family, both parents murdered before her eyes. As a child she had been given Pantera blood, and her power is undeniable—especially to the ones who want to use her. Free now, she must go to the Wildlands, a place she knows nothing about, to solve a mystery no one will reveal. Can she put her trust in the male who rescued her? Because he already has her heart.
Author: Suzan Tisdale
Scotland, 1344She believes men are not honorable nor are they kind-until she meets one that changes her heart forever.Betrayed by lies told before her birth, Aishlinn is raised by a harsh and cruel stepfather. Her life is forever changed one horrifying night when she is forced to flee England for the safety of the Scottish Highlands. Rescued by a fierce band of highland warriors, Aishlinn soon learns that honorable men do exist. She finds a strength she never knew she possessed and it will be tested to the limits when she is forced to make a heart-wrenching decision...allow the English to kill those she loves, or surrender for the crime she committed. She is everything he never knew he wanted in a woman....As a fierce highland warrior, Duncan McEwan has survived numerous battles, bed countless women, and survived a horrific storm at sea. He has scaled mountains and even survived hand-to-claw battle with a cat-o'mountain. But none of that could have prepared him for how his life forever changed one fateful spring day when he rescued a lass from a freezing stream. He will do anything to keep her as his own and will risk everything to keep her out of the hands of the English.
Author: Leigh Russell
'Leigh Russell is one to watch' - LEE CHILD DI Ian Peterson investigates a series of gruesome and brutal murders. With a madman on the loose attacking women with a deadly, but unusual weapon, all of York is on alert. As the body count rises, the case demands all of Ian's ingenuity, because the seemingly random murders are all but clueless.
Seduced by Sunday
Author: Catherine Bybee
Publisher: Montlake Romance
While evaluating a resort island as a possible location for her matchmaking agency, Meg is drawn to successful businessman, Valentino but someone is trying to get her off the island .... permanently.
Jewel in His Crown
Author: Lynne Graham
Sheikh Prince Raja al-Somari knows that sacrificing his freedom for the good of his country isn't a choice; it's a duty. But he's going to have to use more pleasurable tactics to convince his new bride.… A day ago Ruby Sommerton was an ordinary girl, going to work and gossiping with her flatmate, now she's found out she's a princess and waits nervously in the bedroom of the Prince's desert palace! Raja's new bride has a lot to learn about being a royal, most enticingly of all…how exhilarating nights with her new husband can be—and that an heir is top of his agenda!
Ready for Love
Author: Marie Force
The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 3 For four of the best summers of his young life, Luke Harris was in love with Sydney Donovan, a wealthy seasonal visitor to Gansett Island. Then Sydney went off to college and never came back. She married another man and had two children while Luke remained on the island, working at McCarthy's Gansett Marina and wondering what had gone wrong between him and the only woman he ever loved. Fifteen months after Sydney suffers the tragic loss of her husband and children, she's returned to Gansett to figure out what's next, and that may very well be a rekindled love affair with the one man from her past she's never forgotten. But is she ready for a second chance at love? The McCarthys of Gansett Island Series Book 1: Maid for Love Book 2: Fool for Love Book 3: Ready for Love Book 4: Falling for Love Book 5: Hoping for Love Book 6: Season for Love Book 7: Longing for Love Book 8: Waiting for Love Book 9: Time for Love Book 10: Meant for Love Book 10.5: Chance for Love, A Gansett Island Novella Book 11: Gansett After Dark Book 12: Kisses After Dark
Author: Talia Carner
Publisher: Harper Collins
“Talia Carner is a skillful and heartfelt storyteller who takes the reader on journey of the senses, into a world long forgotten.” —Jennifer Lauck, author of Blackbird “Exquisitely told, with details so vivid you can almost taste the food and hear the voices….A moving and utterly captivating novel that I will be thinking about for a long, long time.” —Tess Gerritsen, author of The Silent Girl “Talia Carner’s story captivates at every level, heart and mind.” —Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean The poignant, colorful, and unforgettable story of a young woman in early 20th-century Jerusalem who must choose between her faith and her passion, Jerusalem Maiden heralds the arrival of a magnificent new literary voice, Talia Carner. In the bestselling vein of The Red Tent, The Kite Runner, and A Thousand Splendid Suns, Jerusalem Maiden brilliantly evokes the sights and sounds of the Middle East during the final days of the Ottoman Empire. Historical fiction and Bible lovers will be captivated by this thrilling tale of a young Jewish woman during a fascinating era, her inner struggle with breaking the Second Commandment, and her ultimate transcendence through self-discovery.
Inside Private Equity
Author: James M. Kocis, James C. Bachman, IV, Austin M. Long, III, Craig J. Nickels
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Inside Private Equity explores the complexities of this asset class and introduces new methodologies that connect investment returns with wealth creation. By providing straightforward examples, it demystifies traditional measures like the IRR and challenges many of the common assumptions about this asset class. Readers take away a set of practical measures that empower them to better manage their portfolios.