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The Red Bikini

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ISBN10 : 0698156692

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: A sparkling debut romance that is "charming and funny and a totally great read" (--Susan Mallery), in which a getaway vacation turns into an unexpected new beginning…For fans of Susan Wiggs and Susan Mallery. For the last five years, Giselle McCabe’s life has been about sippy cups and playdates. But when her husband suddenly leaves her, Giselle flees to her sister’s California beach house for a two-week getaway. Out of her element, she’s surprised to receive such a warm welcome—especially from gorgeous celebrity athlete Fin Hensen… Fin is escaping his pro tour for a season, trying to lie low until all the hubbub over a huge mistake in his past blows over. And when he sets his sights on Giselle, he realizes that the beautiful good girl just might be the ticket to his success. But Giselle never expected romance to enter the picture again—especially with a hot twentysomething from a completely different world. And even though it feels like Fin is everything she’s trying to run away from, she can’t help coming back for more…

The Red Chameleon: A Novel

Author : Erica Wright

ISBN10 : 1605985988

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Kathleen Stone’s ability to blend in makes her an ace private investigator, but when a cheating spouse she is tailing ends up dead she fears that someone from her past has seen through her disguises. As a private investigator, Kathleen Stone relies on her ability to blend into the background. With a little help from the best wigmaker on the Atlantic seaboard, Kathleen can take on a variety of personas, from a posh real estate agent to a petulant teenage boy. She was once a valuable undercover cop for the New York City Police Department, but since her early retirement following a botched case, she has gone a little soft. These days, with the assistance of a street-smart drag queen, she mostly catches cheating spouses in flagrante. When one husband ends up not so much adulterous as dead, Kat must tune up her rusty skills to catch a killer. She begins investigating the upper echelons of New York, a city that can swing from glamorous to lethal in an instant. She soon finds herself stepping on the toes of her former best friend, Detective Ellis Dekker, as well as a sadistic kingpin she hoped to never see again. Not only do memories of Salvatore Magrelli’s knife-friendly tendencies give her the heebie-jeebies, but his connection to the case makes Kat a possible suspect, too. She needs to move fast…if she is to avoid becoming the next victim.

Last of the Red-Hot Cowboys

Author : Tina Leonard

ISBN10 : 0345549309

Publisher : Loveswept

Number of Pages : 264

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 846

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Book Summary: A sexy cowgirl gives a rugged Texas loner the ride of his life in USA Today bestselling author Tina Leonard’s seductive new series. Ava Buchanan dreams of a career on the rodeo circuit. Winning a spot on a one-of-a-kind team would be her ticket to the life she’s always wanted. Ava won’t let anyone stand in her way—not even a stubborn cowboy whose slow-molasses smile and red-hot swagger set her senses aflame . . . and whose talents as a trainer could make her a star. Rodeo might be a man’s game, but Ava knows the right woman’s touch can tame the wildest heart. Trace Carter believes his mayor’s plan to raise the town’s profile has disaster written all over it, and he won’t allow the Hell’s Outlaws Training Center to be dragged into the fiasco. Yet watching Ava’s delectable body on horseback proves too much of a temptation, and his fantasies stray to her riding skills outside the arena. Soon Trace is fighting like hell to rein in his unbridled desire for the petite brunette before it becomes a passion hotter than the Texas sun. Praise for Last of the Red-Hot Cowboys “If you like your cowboys smokin’ and your cowgirls sassy, you’ll love the sparks that fly between Trace and Ava in Tina Leonard’s Last of the Red-Hot Cowboys.”—Laura Moore, author of Once Tasted “Perfect for readers who enjoy heroes and heroines who clash upon first meeting and several times thereafter.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Hijinks and conflict propel Leonard’s first entry in her Hell’s Outlaws series, Last of the Red-Hot Cowboys.”—RT Book Reviews “The perfect read for a day in the sun.”—Manga Maniac Cafe “The actual story was gripping. It was a book I couldn’t stop reading because I had to see what happened. I even abandoned my vacuuming to find out what happened to Ava and Trace!”—Romance Novel Giveaways “Refreshing . . . a very hot and steamy book.”—Hines and Bigham’s Literary Tryst “I found myself totally immersed in the story! I really liked the characters and the dynamic in their small little town in Texas.”—The Crafty Cauldron “I love a hot cowboy and this book had several hot guys.”—Red’s Hot Reads “A great introduction to the residents of Hell, Texas . . . I can’t wait until the other boys of Hell’s Outlaws get theirs.”—Hannah’s Words “The pages flew by.”—Not Everyone’s Mama “I’ll definitely be looking for more by Tina Leonard.”—That Ginger Girl Reads “This book was a fun-filled ride that I'd read over and over again.”—A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.

Beauty CEO vs Conceited Young Master

Author : Cai Dao

ISBN10 : 1649206844

Publisher : Funstory

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: She had just said goodbye at daybreak, but now she was his sister-in-law! He wanted to escape, but his sister-in-law chased him for thousands of miles with her big belly! What should he do? Was he inferior to the beasts, or was he to accept them all? What kind of life would the top young master, who had never been touched by a single leaf, have in front of the two sisters? Please wait and see!

The Royal Wedding Hour

Author : Lisa Silverthorne

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Elusive Blue Fiction

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: A Paranormal Angel Romance Fantasy Can a human and an angel of death live happily ever after? Jack and Talia are about to find out. At a romantic vineyard with old friends. A squad of death angels. TONS of demons. And Jack’s overbearing mother. Get ready for the wildest and craziest reality TV wedding ever! As Jack and Talia recover from the battle for Heaven, the hunt continues to harvest Jack’s soul. At an isolated Sonoma County, California winery, Jack and Talia hide on reality television and compete in the show’s wedding games to win a fairytale wedding on the live finale. But first, they must survive Lucifer’s slayer demons, hellhounds, and worst of all—Jack’s overbearing mother in…The Royal Wedding Hour. The Royal Wedding Hour is the seventh novel in the A Game of Lost Souls series. This series is a slow burn, serial romance set in a contemporary fantasy world. It has some strong language and some sexy times. KEYWORDS: angel love, happily ever after, romantic novels, slow burn romance, serial romance, saving the world, angel romance, angel romance books, angels, demons, heaven, hell, Lucifer, devil, Satan, star, competition, game, challenge, contest, masked ball, soul mates, supernatural, archangel, seraphim, wager, Cinderella hour, fairytale, prince charming, starlet, romance, relationships, eternal souls, true love, match, reality television, TV show, Hollywood, death angels, lost souls, spirit, death, afterlife, magic ever after, fallen hearts, rising spirits, eternal souls, royal wedding, heavenly honeymoon, divine newlyweds, celestial couples, Enochian apocalypse, angelic anniversary, wedding, the dress, I do, engagement, marriage, ceremony, proposal.

Ten Good Reasons

Author : Lauren Christopher

ISBN10 : 0698187075

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: In the latest Sandy Cove romance from the author of The Red Bikini, ten good reasons aren’t enough to keep Lia and Evan apart… With a crazy eighty-hour-a-week job, an almost-boyfriend who’s left her for Bora Bora, and way too many terrible bridesmaid dresses in her future, Lia McCabe needs a change of pace before the imminent crush of the big 3-0. First up, Lia is determined to help make sure her friend Drew’s whale-watching business takes off. But when an accident leaves him unable to man the boat, Lia’s only option is to convince Drew’s brooding, sexy brother to captain the ship (and save her butt). For the last two years, Evan Betancourt has been sailing around the world to avoid the ghosts of his past. But when he pulls into Sandy Cove for a brief stop, Lia makes him an offer she won’t let him refuse. And as these two opposites figure out how to work together, the murky waters between denial and attraction are creeping up fast…

Love on the Red Rocks

Author : Lisa Moreau

ISBN10 : 1626396612

Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc

Number of Pages : 264

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1814

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Book Summary: Throw a handful of women together at a lesbian resort and things can get complicated. Malley plans to profess her secret love for Lizzie, her best friend. Lizzie is trying to get away from her ex, who incidentally tracks her down. Jessie, Malley’s dangerously sexy next-door neighbor, shows up unexpectedly. Circumstances throw Malley and Jessie together, disrupting Malley’s plans to be with Lizzie. Toss in forbidden desires, an unexpected love, and Malley soon finds herself in the middle of a love triangle. Amidst the spiritual red rocks of Sedona, Malley embarks upon an unexpected journey, causing her to question her desires and face her greatest fears. Will Malley choose to play it safe in life and love or will she shatter her comfort zone and take a chance on true happiness?

Bikini State Red

Author : Paul Whiteman

ISBN10 : 1838597328

Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd

Number of Pages : 200

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 633

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Book Summary: 1990s. An unfortunate coincidence on the North Norfolk coast leads to the mysterious disappearance of Lieutenant John McAdam. Commander Tom Falconer has just taken early retirement from the Royal Navy to explore pastures new with Alice Silk, the woman in his life.

Soviet Defectors

Author : Vladislav Krasnov

ISBN10 : 9780817982331

Publisher : Hoover Press

Number of Pages : 288

Category : History

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Book Summary: The topic of defection is taboo in the USSR, and the Soviets, are anxious to silence, downplay, or distort every case of defection. Surprisingly, Vladislav Krasnov reports, the free world has often played along with these Soviet efforts by treating defection primarily as a secretive matter best left to bureaucrats. As a result, defectors' human rights have sometimes been violated, and U.S. national security interests have been poorly served.

Author : Erik Blair

ISBN10 : 9780595784356

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 218

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1928

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Book Summary: Praise for "Whitewash" "F***ing Brilliant"-The Estate of Euan O'Dell "How does Blair do it? Everyone in this town talks to Erik Blair, because if you don't, you're screwed."-Paris Biddle Blumenthal "Blair's paroxysms of outrage at being a victim of deception speak for all of us who thought we knew what we knew when we knew it. And his unparalleled gift for the intimate anecdote reveals an inner Washington we all should have seen coming a long time ago"-Frank Arouet "A disarming account which reveals the salient fact of modern political life: the perpetual war between honesty and loyalty. Whitewash" should awaken us from our dogmatic slumbers"-Samantha Franken Butler When Erik Blair took in a homeless woman, injured by the roadside, he could not possibly have imagined the staggering rise to fame and power that the future held for her. Nor could he have known that she was hiding a secret life. The CIA, the President, and his staff most certainly could discern her true identity, though, if only they would dare to look. But is there anyone willing to pay the price of honor ?

Sex, Love and Abuse

Author : Sharon Hayes

ISBN10 : 1137008814

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 154

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: This book explores the morality of love and sex, and how distortions of these sometimes develop into abuse. Hayes argues that there are strong similarities between different kinds of abusive relationships, and that these similarities arise out of the common narratives surrounding romantic love and the logic of intimate relationships.

Gringa

Author : Melissa Hart

ISBN10 : 1580053238

Publisher : Seal Press

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: Torn between the high socioeconomic status of her father and the bohemian lifestyle of her mother, Melissa Hart tells a compelling story of contradiction in this coming-of-age memoir. Set in 1970s Southern California, Gringa is the story of a young girl conflicted by two extremes. On the one hand there’s life with her mother, who leaves her father to begin a lesbian relationship, taking Hart and her two siblings along. Hart tells of her mom’s new life in a Hispanic neighborhood of Oxnard, California, and how these new surroundings begin to positively shape Hart herself. At the opposite extreme is her father’s white-bread well-to-do security, which is predictable and stable and boring. Hart is made all the more fraught with frustration when a judge rules that being raised by two women is “unnatural” and grants her father primary custody. Hart weaves a powerful story of fleeting moments with her mother, of her unfolding adoration of Oxnard’s Latino culture, and of the ways in which she’s molded by the polarity of her parents’ worldviews. Hart is faced with opposing ideals, caught between what she is “supposed” to want and what she actually desires. Gringa offers a touching, reflective look at one girl’s struggle with the dichotomies of class, culture, and sexuality.

Glitter Baby

Author : Susan Elizabeth Phillips

ISBN10 : 9780061977695

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 448

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Welcome to the world of the Glitter Baby Fleur Savagar is the most beautiful woman in the world . . . to everyone but herself. With her oversized hands and paddle-boat feet, her streaky blond hair and funny green eyes, she lives a life filled with secrets that began before she was born. That was when her bewitching mother left home to find James Dean and met Errol Flynn instead. Now Fleur has to grow up quickly, and life won't make that easy. Jake Koranda is both New York's most brilliant playwright and Hollywood's hottest actor. Difficult, talented, and tormented, he has no patience for international glamour girls, not even ones with beautiful bodies and smart-aleck mouths. But there's more to the Glitter Baby than shine, and Fleur's tougher than Jake expects. Even with the odds stacked against her, she's fiercely determined to discover the woman she's destined to be. An ugly duckling who can't believe she's turned into a swan . . . A tough-guy movie star with a haunted past . . . In a land of broken dreams, can two unlikely lovers trust their hearts?

The Princess Diarist

Author : Carrie Fisher

ISBN10 : 0698188365

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Humor

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Book Summary: This last book from beloved Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher is the crown jewel of ideal Star Wars gifts. The Princess Diarist is an intimate, hilarious, and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time. When Carrie Fisher discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Before her passing, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon was indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar, Harrison Ford. With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, The Princess Diarist is Fisher’s intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time—and what developed behind the scenes. Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity, and the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty, only to be surpassed by her own outer-space royalty. Laugh-out-loud hilarious and endlessly quotable, The Princess Diarist brims with the candor and introspection of a diary while offering shrewd insight into one of Hollywood's most beloved stars.

The One Hundred

Author : Nina Garcia

ISBN10 : 0061982741

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Health & Fitness

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Book Summary: From Nina Garcia—fashion judge on Bravo’s hit Project Runway and the New York Times bestselling author of Style Strategy—comes The One Hundred, the companion edition to her wildly popular The Little Black Book of Style. A must-own list of all the items every fashion-conscious woman should have as a solid, stylish foundation, The One Hundred features gorgeous illustrations by Ruben Toledo.

Bikini Bootcamp

Author : Melissa Perlman,Erica Gragg

ISBN10 : 0307482243

Publisher : Harmony

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Health & Fitness

Viewed : 945

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Book Summary: Get in shape for beach season! This super-slimming, body-sculpting makeover takes off ten pounds and gets you bikini-ready—in just two weeks. Bikini Boot Camp creators Melissa Perlman and Erica Gragg know that the secret to losing weight and getting fit is not another diet or endless hours at the gym. Instead, it’s a highly targeted exercise plan combined with healthy, delicious, all-natural foods that jump-start your metabolism and melt away the pounds. At the elite Amansala Eco-Chic Resort and Spa in Mexico, their Bikini Boot Camp program has become the destination of choice for celebrities and women everywhere who want to change their bodies and their lives. Now, this book gives you everything you need to recreate the Bikini Boot Camp experience at home—from the signature workouts to the low-cal, Latin-flavored dishes—and achieve the same incredible results. Capturing the spirit of the spa and Mexico’s sunny shores, each day of Bikini Boot Camp provides you with: A total-body workout that combines walking, circuit training, core strengthening, and yoga to target trouble spots and sculpt you head to toe Energy-enhancing meal plans with slimming, easy-to-follow recipes—a mouthwatering mix of Mexican, Yucatán, and Asian cuisines—straight out of Amansala’s kitchen and available here for the first time Mindfulness exercises to relax and restore you, and to help you stay focused on your fitness goals Do-it-yourself spa treats, from easy facials to herbal baths With more than 75 mix-and-match recipes, and a lifestyle plan to keep you going after the first two weeks are up, Bikini Boot Camp is the fastest way to whip your body into shape—and have fun doing it! So don’t panic now that summer is here. No matter how long you’ve been putting it off, this book gives you everything you need to achieve a bikini body all year round.

Exploring Morality and Sexuality in Asian Cinema

Author : Dr Peter C Pugsley

ISBN10 : 1472466721

Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1832

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Book Summary: This ground-breaking book explores the moral dimensions of sexual imagery in contemporary, general-release Asian films. It examines debates that arise over aesthetic styles and the cultural and traditional influences that determine the content and impact of these films. The social and regulatory environments for filmmakers across Asia reflect distinct national and cultural differences. In just the past decade, for instance, Indian cinema has rapidly moved from representations of coy and submissive female protagonists to highly eroticized leading ladies unafraid of flaunting their sexuality. On the other hand, the cinema emerging from the Chinese mainland has been much more circumspect in its representations of overt sexuality, at times in conflict with other Chinese cinemas from Hong Kong and Taiwan. This use of sexual imagery or morally questionable film content raises on-going debates into censorship and the use of state or industry controls to protect certain sectors of society from exposure to particular narratives or images. Film, like all forms of art, fulfils a number of aesthetic functions for local, regional and international audiences. As distribution and technological advances make Asian films more readily available across the globe, an understanding of the different aesthetics at play will enable readers of this book to recognize key cultural motifs in representations of onscreen sexuality and the surrounding controversies found in cinematic texts from Asia.

Girl at Sea

Author : Maureen Johnson

ISBN10 : 9780061973932

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 974

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Book Summary: Sometimes you have to get lost . . . The Girl: Clio Ford, seventeen, wants to spend the summer smooching her art-store crush, not stuck on a boat in the Mediterranean. At least she'll get a killer tan. The Mission: Survive her father's crazy antics. Oh, and also find some missing underwater treasure that could unlock the secrets of civilization. The Crew: Dad's wacky best friend Martin, his bizarre research partner Julia, her voluptuous daughter Elsa . . . and then there's Aidan, Julia's incredibly attractive, incredibly arrogant assistant. What's going on behind Aidan's intellectual, intensely green eyes, anyway? As Clio sails into uncharted territory she unveils secrets that have the power to change history. But her most surprising discovery is that there's something deeper and more cryptic than the sea—her own heart. . . . to find what you're looking for

Vanity: 21st Century Selves

Author : C. Tanner,J. Maher,S. Fraser

ISBN10 : 1137308508

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 210

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1178

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Book Summary: What role does 'vanity' play in the lives of 21st century subjects? Exploring a range of fields including public health, information technology, media studies and feminist approaches to the body and beauty, this book offers a broad analysis of how 'vanity' shapes contemporary Western societies and its understandings of selfhood.

The Global Gym

Author : J. Andreasson,T. Johansson

ISBN10 : 1137346620

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 198

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1475

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Book Summary: By participating in the everyday life of fitness professionals, gym-goers and bodybuilders, The Global Gym explores fitness centres as sites of learning. The authors consider how physical, psychological and cultural knowledge about health and the body is incorporated into people's identity in a local and global gym and fitness context.