Harlequin Desire August 2014 Bundle 2 of 2

Author: Robyn Grady
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460339703
Format: PDF, ePub
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Looking for stories with sexy, romantic heroes who have it all—wealth, status, incredible good looks? Harlequin Desire brings you all this and more with these three new full-length titles for one great price! Look for Harlequin Desire's August 2014 Bundle 1 of 2, filled with even more scandalous stories and powerful heroes! REDEEMING THE CEO COWBOY (The Slades of Sunset Ranch) By USA TODAY bestselling author Charlene Sands Busy raising her infant niece, Susanna is strictly off-limits when her former flame Casey comes back to town. But this rodeo star turned CEO knows no limits...especially when it comes to one very irresistible woman. TAMING THE TAKEOVER TYCOON (Dynasties: The Lassiters) By Robyn Grady Can good girl Becca Stevens, head of the Lassiters' charitable foundation, keep corporate raider Jack Reed from destroying the family's empire-and win his heart in the bargain? A BRIDE'S TANGLED VOWS By Dani Wade Forced to marry for the family business, Aiden Blackstone is surprised by his attraction to his bride. But when someone sabotages his inheritance, can he trust the woman he's let into his bed-and his heart?

American Wife

Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781588367532
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On what might become one of the most significant days in her husband’s presidency, Alice Blackwell considers the strange and unlikely path that has led her to the White House–and the repercussions of a life lived, as she puts it, “almost in opposition to itself.” A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s, Alice learned the virtues of politeness early on from her stolid parents and small Wisconsin hometown. But a tragic accident when she was seventeen shattered her identity and made her understand the fragility of life and the tenuousness of luck. So more than a decade later, when she met boisterous, charismatic Charlie Blackwell, she hardly gave him a second look: She was serious and thoughtful, and he would rather crack a joke than offer a real insight; he was the wealthy son of a bastion family of the Republican party, and she was a school librarian and registered Democrat. Comfortable in her quiet and unassuming life, she felt inured to his charms. And then, much to her surprise, Alice fell for Charlie. As Alice learns to make her way amid the clannish energy and smug confidence of the Blackwell family, navigating the strange rituals of their country club and summer estate, she remains uneasy with her newfound good fortune. And when Charlie eventually becomes President, Alice is thrust into a position she did not seek–one of power and influence, privilege and responsibility. As Charlie’s tumultuous and controversial second term in the White House wears on, Alice must face contradictions years in the making: How can she both love and fundamentally disagree with her husband? How complicit has she been in the trajectory of her own life? What should she do when her private beliefs run against her public persona? In Alice Blackwell, New York Times bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld has created her most dynamic and complex heroine yet. American Wife is a gorgeously written novel that weaves class, wealth, race, and the exigencies of fate into a brilliant tapestry–a novel in which the unexpected becomes inevitable, and the pleasures and pain of intimacy and love are laid bare. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Curtis Sittenfeld's Sisterland. Praise for American Wife “Curtis Sittenfeld is an amazing writer, and American Wife is a brave and moving novel about the intersection of private and public life in America. Ambitious and humble at the same time, Sittenfeld refuses to trivialize or simplify people, whether real or imagined.” –Richard Russo “What a remarkable (and brave) thing: a compassionate, illuminating, and beautifully rendered portrait of a fictional Republican first lady with a life and husband very much like our actual Republican first lady’s. Curtis Sittenfeld has written a novel as impressive as it is improbable.” –Kurt Andersen

Mare Rider

Author: Leyla Nazli
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849439303
Format: PDF
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Elka is the sinister Mare Rider, in myth she haunts new mothers and rides bareback through mountains and across the plains of Anatolia. Selma is about to give birth at Homerton Hospital in Hackney, Elka takes her on a fantastical journey, probing the spaces between Selma's nightmarish visions and the reality of those around her.

Honor Bound Groom

Author: Yvonne Lindsay
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 1426864434
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Mr. August: Alexander del Castillo, CEO and eldest son His Dilemma: End his family's curse His Only Choice: Marry…or else Alexander was betrothed from childhood—his future held a wife not of his own choosing. Thankfully bride-to-be Loren Dubois was more than suited for her place at his side—and in his bed. But the businessman never expected his beautiful bride to get under his skin…or into his heart.

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Author: Anthony Marra
Publisher: Hogarth
ISBN: 0770436412
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New York Times Notable Book of the Year * Washington Post Top Ten Book of the Year In a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as Russian soldiers abduct her father in the middle of the night and then set fire to her home. When their lifelong neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa hiding in the forest with a strange blue suitcase, he makes a decision that will forever change their lives. He will seek refuge at the abandoned hospital where the sole remaining doctor, Sonja Rabina, treats the wounded. For Sonja, the arrival of Akhmed and Havaa is an unwelcome surprise. Weary and overburdened, she has no desire to take on additional risk and responsibility. But over the course of five extraordinary days, Sonja’s world will shift on its axis and reveal the intricate pattern of connections that weaves together the pasts of these three unlikely companions and unexpectedly decides their fate. A story of the transcendent power of love in wartime, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena is a work of sweeping breadth, profound compassion, and lasting significance. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content from the author.

The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French

Author: Michael Mould
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113682572X
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The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French reveals the hidden cultural dimension of contemporary French, as used in the press, going beyond the limited and purely lexical approach of traditional bilingual dictionaries. Even foreign learners of French who possess a good level of French often have difficulty in fully understanding French articles, not because of any linguistic shortcomings on their part but because of their inadequate knowledge of the cultural references. This cultural dictionary of French provides the reader with clear and concise explanations of the crucial cultural dimension behind the most frequently used words and phrases found in the contemporary French press. This vital background information, gathered here in this innovative and entertaining dictionary, will allow readers to go beyond a superficial understanding of the French press and the French language in general, to see the hidden yet implied cultural significance that is so transparent to the native speaker. Key features: a broad range of cultural references from the historical and literary to the popular and classical, with an in-depth analysis of punning mechanisms. over 3,000 cultural references explained a three-level indicator of frequency over 600 questions to test knowledge before and after reading. The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French is the ideal reference for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of French seeking to enhance their understanding of the French language. It will also be of interest to teachers, translators and Francophiles alike. French students in khâgne, Sciences-Po and schools of journalism will also find this valuable and relevant for their studies.

Ludmila s Broken English A Novel

Author: DBC Pierre
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393292975
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"A mix of offbeat composition and intoxicating insight....A maddeningly entertaining encore."—Publishers Weekly, starred review A wild and brilliant tale by the winner of the Man Booker Prize and one of our most original storytellers. On a Tuesday in terror-struck London, Blair and Bunny Heath become the first adult conjoined twins ever successfully separated. On a Tuesday in the war-torn Caucasus, Ludmila Derev accidentally kills her grandfather. By December, they find themselves trudging together through a snow field, staring down the barrel of a rebel's gun. Ludmila sets out on a journey west to save her family from starvation and marauding Gnez troops. Hers is an odyssey of sour wit, even sourer vodka, and a Soviet tractor probably running on goat's piss. The Heath twins are released from a newly privatized institution rumored to have been founded for an illegitimate royal baby. They are plunged into a round-the-clock world churning with opportunity, rowdy with the chatter of freedom, self-empowerment, and sex. Dangerous cocktails and a Russian Brides Web site throw these unforgettable characters together with explosive results. DBC Pierre's second novel confirms his place in the ranks of today's most audacious and acclaimed novelists.

Dante s Temporary Fianc e

Author: Day Leclaire
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 1426865864
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One woman who was meant only for him? Rafe Dante denied The Inferno—that passionate knowing that made the palms of destined lovers itch. But his family wasn't so easily convinced and paraded women in front of him. Until a brainstorm struck… He would choose a bride, proclaim her his soul mate, and when she left, he'd be "brokenhearted" and his family wouldn't dare interfere again. So Rafe hired sweet, beautiful Larkin Thatcher to be his temporary fiancée. But Larkin had secrets—and then Rafe felt the infernal heat rising….

Swoon Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them

Author: Elizabeth Stevens Prioleau
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393068374
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Contrary to popular myth and dogma, the men who consistently beguile women belie the familiar stereotypes: satanic rake, alpha stud, slick player, Mr. Nice, or big-money mogul. As Betsy Prioleau, author of , points out in this surprising, insightful study, legendary ladies’ men are a different, complex species altogether, often without looks or money. They fit no known template and possess a cache of powerful erotic secrets.

The Woman Upstairs

Author: Claire Messud
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307962407
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From the New York Times best-selling author of The Emperor’s Children, a masterly new novel: the riveting confession of a woman awakened, transformed and betrayed by a desire for a world beyond her own. Nora Eldridge, an elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, long ago compromised her dream to be a successful artist, mother and lover. She has instead become the “woman upstairs,” a reliable friend and neighbor always on the fringe of others’ achievements. Then into her life arrives the glamorous and cosmopolitan Shahids—her new student Reza Shahid, a child who enchants as if from a fairy tale, and his parents: Skandar, a dashing Lebanese professor who has come to Boston for a fellowship at Harvard, and Sirena, an effortlessly alluring Italian artist. When Reza is attacked by schoolyard bullies, Nora is drawn deep into the complex world of the Shahid family; she finds herself falling in love with them, separately and together. Nora’s happiness explodes her boundaries, and she discovers in herself an unprecedented ferocity—one that puts her beliefs and her sense of self at stake. Told with urgency, intimacy and piercing emotion, this brilliant novel of passion and artistic fulfillment explores the intensity, thrill—and the devastating cost—of embracing an authentic life. This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.