By mistake, she had entered the wolf's mouth and was imprisoned by Qin Zian, who had misunderstood that he had stolen something of importance from him. At first sight, he said, "Give me my things." She casually said, "If you want something, you don't have it."
The thrill of the unexpected… Caley Lambert didn't expect that a few nights at the family cottage for her sister Emma's wedding would turn her life upside down. But that was before she got lost in the dark, was propositioned by a cop and ended up in the wrong bed with the brother of the groom. When she and Jake Burton were teenagers, Jake had been the perfect boy next door—and the object of Caley's most daring fantasies. But that was back when she was a kid. Caley's definitely over him now. Or so she thinks… Because the perfect boy is all man now. Not to mention an endlessly inventive lover…
Breaking her man-ban! Tori Phillips has spent years looking for The One. Unfortunately she's never been able to find the right one—and when she catches her latest Mr. Wrong in flagrante with another woman she imposes a man-ban. But Tori suddenly finds herself regretting her promise when a slight misjudgment finds her in the wrong bed with her new roommate, irresistibly sexy Matt. Matt knows from experience how much trouble love can cause, so he's steering clear of forever. But one night with sex-bomb Tori can't hurt. After all, it's only a fling—the hardest decision they have to make is her bed or his. Right…?
Wait–what!? You’re not thrilled with the photos you’re getting from your digital camera? The answer isn’t a new camera–it’s learning to use the one you’ve got! After all, it's not the camera that takes great photos–it's the person behind it. With Your Camera Loves You: Learn to Love it Back, photographer and instructor Khara Plicanic teaches the basics of photography and digital camera functions that you can apply to any camera, anywhere, any time–answering questions like: What do all those different modes mean and when do I use them? What’s a megapixel and why should I care? Follow along with Khara’s simple explanations of shutter speed, aperture, and shooting modes to get comfortable handling your camera (even bossing it around a bit!), learn to shoot images that tell a story, and understand the thought process involved in making a great photograph. Along the way you’ll learn techniques for improving those yellow dingy photos of your kids’ indoor sporting events, fixing exposure on shots that are too dark or too bright, avoiding the dangers of over-cropping, and much more. By the time you’re finished, you’ll know how to best use the features of whatever camera you already have–whether it’s a high-performance DSLR or a basic point-and-shoot camera. Get ready to fall in love with your camera (and photography) all over again! With Your Camera Loves You, you will: • Move beyond “Auto” mode to take advantage of more of your camera’s features and settings • Discover that the key to getting great images isn’t by using a fancy DSLR but by learning your way around whatever camera you have • Learn from Khara’s fun, friendly voice and techno-babble-free explanations how to easily improve your photos And as you learn, share your progress by posting your photos at flickr.com/groups/yourcameralovesyou/.
In this unique treatment of the Song of Solomon, Pastor Johnson unearths the mysteries of love, sex and marriage as the Creator intended them to be understood and enjoyed."--Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship. (Practical Life)
Can she ignore her feelings and escape danger? When Somebody Loves You is a moving saga of intrigue, danger and romance from much-loved author June Tate. Perfect for fans of Pam Evans and Dilly Court. It's 1936 and every morning Kingsland Market in Southampton is bustling with shoppers. Elsa Carter, a vivacious young woman, takes pride in her colourful fruit and veg stall and enjoys the friendly banter with the other traders - except for slippery Clive Forbes. Thank goodness she knows her fiancé Peter, a cub reporter on a local rag, is a man she can trust. When Peter is sent away for work, Elsa meets Jean-Paul, a devastatingly handsome Frenchman who's selling antiques through Clive's stall. Elsa suspects Jean-Paul's business with Clive may not be strictly above-board, but she finds herself drawn to him - and, to her horror, straight into the path of danger... What readers are saying about When Somebody Loves You: 'There is never a dull moment. Not only is this a love story, but with the added suspense of crime and drama, it really makes the story have added depth and you do get quite emotionally involved with the characters' 'Could not put it down' 'Great read - five stars'
Life loves you and you have the power within you to create a life you love. Life loves youis one of Louise Hay's best-loved affirmations. It is the heart thought that represents her life and her work. Together, Louise and Robert Holden look at what life loves youreally means - that life doesn't just happen to you; it happens for you. Life Loves Youis filled with inspiring stories and helpful meditations, prayers, and exercises. Louise and Robert present a practical philosophy based on seven spiritual practices. Key themes covered include- The Mirror Principle - practicing the how of self-love Affirming Your Life - healing the ego's basic fear Following Your Joy - trusting your inner guidance Forgiving the Past - reclaiming you original innocence Being Grateful Now - cultivating basic trust Learning to Receive - being undefended and open Healing the Future - choosing love over fear At the deepest level, our purpose in life is to be a loving mirror to the world. Our goal is not just to let life love us but also to love life back. We are here to love the world. If each of us did this just a little bit more, the world would not be such a fearful place.
Now available as an eBook, a sizzling two-book collection of previously published classic romances, Temptation from the Past and Slow Burn, by New York Times bestselling author Cindy Gerard. Temptation from the Past: Intrigued by the enigmatic lawyer who defended abused children with passion but who seemed untouched by his charm, Michael Hayward wanted to thaw January Stewart’s cool demeanor and rouse the heat he suspected lay underneath. Michael was the sexiest man January had ever seen, but she knew the renowned journalist was trouble. Was this man her worst nightmare come back to haunt her—or the one who would break down the defenses of a lifetime and cast away her pain? Slow Burn: He was a wanderer whose troubled gaze barely hid his anger and despair, but Joanna Taylor knew she’d offer Adam Dursky the handyman job at her Minnesota lodge. Drawn to a loneliness in him that echoed her own, she couldn’t fight the desire his touch awakened in her. Adam had battled his ghosts and shadows for months, but only Joanna’s touch kept the terrible memories at bay. Determined to convince her that forgiveness was better than regret, Adam insisted she make peace with her own past. Could a redheaded rebel who’d given up on love heal the pain of a hero who thought he’d lost his courage?
A gay ghost, a talking dog, and a street kid who thinks he's an elf-child join our narrator Bud, best friend Dennis Savage, eternally young Little Kiwi, devastating hunk Carlo, and the other characters from I've a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore and Buddies in this final volume in Mordden's trilogy on gay life in the big city. And there's trouble in paradise: Dennis Savage is suffering midlife crisisl; his lover little Kiwi who uses sex as a weapon, threatens to tear apart the delicate fabric of this gay family of buddies, lovers, and brothers and the AIDS crisis may bring an end to this whole world.
Seventeen-year-old Alyssa thought she knew who she was. She had her family and her best friends and, most important, she had Sarah. Sarah, her girlfriend, with whom she dreamed with about the day they could move far away and live out and proud and accepted for themselves, instead of having to hide their relationship. Alyssa never thought she would have to make that move by herself, but disowned by her father and cut off from everyone she loves, she is forced to move hundreds of miles away to live with Carly, the biological mother she barely knows, in a town where everyone immediately dismisses her as "Carly's girl." As Alyssa struggles to forget her past and come to terms with her future, will she be able to build a new life for herself and believe in love again? Or will she be forced to relive the mistakes that have cost her everything and everyone she cared about? National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters has written a compelling novel about coming out, finding love, and discovering your place in the world. Alyssa's story will speak to anyone who has known the joy and pain of first love and the struggle to start over again.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The highly anticipated new thriller in Caroline Kepnes’s hit You series, now a blockbuster Netflix show—a compulsively readable trip into the deviant mind of the uniquely antisocial, savvy bookseller Joe Goldberg. “Fiendish, fast-paced, and very funny.”—Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF THE YEAR—Cosmopolitan, PopSugar, Literary Hub Joe Goldberg is done with the cities. He’s done with the muck and the posers, done with Love. Now he’s saying hello to nature, to simple pleasures on a cozy island in the Pacific Northwest. For the first time in a long time, he can just breathe. He gets a job at the local library—he does know a thing or two about books—and that’s where he meets her: Mary Kay DiMarco. Librarian. Joe won’t meddle, he will not obsess. He’ll win her the old-fashioned way . . . by providing a shoulder to cry on, a helping hand. Over time, they’ll both heal their wounds and begin their happily ever after in this sleepy town. The trouble is . . . Mary Kay already has a life. She’s a mother. She’s a friend. She’s . . . busy. True love can only triumph if both people are willing to make room for the real thing. Joe cleared his decks. He’s ready. And hopefully, with his encouragement and undying support, Mary Kay will do the right thing and make room for him.
Knighted for services to international finance, Sir Jonathan Martin leads an outwardly quiet life and holds down a job in banking in the Sheikdom of Dahra. Things change extremely fast when diplomatic and business offers intertwine and, on the surface, all is not what it seems. This is his story, a narration of significant events as they happened to him. In a word, his story is a series of gay adventures about slaves, of which the world is not supposed to know. Many of these events are metaphors for the twists and turns of modern life.
God Loves You, Little Peanut is a heartwarming premium picture book about the deep bond between a parent, grandparent, or any loved one and their little one. From playtime to bedtime, silly time to cuddle time—the sweet rhymes and adorable illustrations show many different wonderful moments shared with a child, reminding boys and girls how special they are and how much they are loved. Little Peanut there’s so much to know. At night we’ll share stories or maybe tall tales of giants and lizards and huge talking whales. God Loves You, Little Peanut: Is perfect for fans of authors like Nancy Tillman (On the Night You Were Born) and Sam McBratney (Guess How Much I Love You) Makes a wonderful gift for Father’s Day, a new baby, baptism, birthday, or any occasion to show your child or grandchild they will always be your little peanut Is a premium picture book featuring a cuddly and engaging cover and adorable animals throughout
From time to time, a book appears on the scene that radically challenges and/or refutes contemporary "Consensus Reality Truths" that are intellectually interpreted""truths that are honored and celebrated as reinforcing our current progressive culture and economy. "God Loves You Maybe, But Only Just a Few" is one such book. In this book, Pastor Robert b. Latimer has assembled an impressive menu of "Biblical Truths" that have for centuries been accepted and bent to the needs, the will, and the desires of prevailing-progressive social reality. Andy by doing so, he has also boldly declared the "original biblical truths" as they were originally breathed by the Holy Spirit into Holy Scripture. You may ask, why is this so important at this time in history? The aim and purpose of this book is quite clear. It was written to enable the twenty-first century "chosen, elect, beloved" of God to not be deceived by the confusion and chaos of current contemporary American "Consensus Reality Based Truths." Truths wholly based and interpreted on prevailing "Personal Intellectual Authority" levels . . . as opposed to the direct illumination of the Holy Spirit . . . the "Revealer unto All Truths." Pastor Latimer hopes that by clarifying key "Biblical Truths" as they were originally meant to be, it will successfully prepare contemporary Christians to dress themselves in the same kind of rugged, protective, spiritual armor required for them to stand strong and vigorously oppose the false truths being loudly taunted by many Lay Renewal Theology Groups of the day. This book is not so much confrontational""as it is controversial in nature. The "Biblical Truths" set forth in this book seek to clarify the facts surrounding them as they were originally meant to be engaged and lived by God's "chosen, elect, beloved." These truths cut through the heart of historical, theological, social, and political thinking of the twenty-first century. By doing this, Pastor Latimer hopes that every reader's heart will literally be "cut by the Holy Spirit" unto the real truth of the truths of God's Word""biblical truths as they were originally breathed into Scripture by the Holy Spirit. Biblical truths as they were originally meant to be accepted and engaged.
Leandie du Randt is a popular Afrikaans actress as well as a registered psychometrist. Stemming from her passion for helping people and based on her own experience, Comfortable in Your Own Skin specifically aimed at teenage girls to help them to develop self-confi dence and to be the best version of themselves possible. Written in a relaxed style that teenagers will relate to, much of the book contains wisdom and lessons that apply more broadly too. Presented as a three-week course with practical exercises at the end of each day, the subject matter covers topics of particular importance to teenagers such as alcohol and drug abuse, peer pressure, eating disorders, body image, and the deeper issues of thoughts, inner self-confidence and spiritual well-being. The practical advice will help teenage girls to think differently about themselves, to be more confident, and to handle and report abuse. Although there is a strong spiritual message, the author doesn’t ‘preach’ and makes it clear that it’s for anyone, whatever their belief system.
Why do you believe in God? Answering that question might seem hard, but it’s important. And this book can help. This introduction to apologetics offers one hundred devotions that will give you real tools and real answers for why you believe in God and why you trust the Bible. You’ll dig in the dirt to uncover archaeological evidence. You’ll be inspired by stories of real-life defenders of the faith, and you’ll see God’s fingerprints all over creation. So ask the hard questions. Find the answers. And be empowered to defend your faith.
Bob Brand was being raised by drunken, brutal parents until he was fifteen years old. He had a paper route, like many young boys. One night, he refused to give his father the money he collected to pay his paper bill and was beaten badly by his father. He escaped from the home and went to see an elderly doctor on his route to get help. Dr. Ted Woods sewed him up and called the police. His father was arrested and given a year in jail and was allowed three days to get his affairs in order. He and his wife fled, and Dr. Woods gained custody of Bob in a hearing. Dr. Woods hired Julia Finney to be his housekeeper. Julia had a daughter, Martha, who was born when Julia was fifteen years old. Both Julia and Martha suffered feelings of guilt and shame due to Julia’s background. Bob’s presence in his new family somehow seemed to knit the four people into a happy, loving family and cured the feelings of shame, guilt, and inferiority held by both Julia and Martha. As Dr. Woods remarked, Bob provided the glue to make them a happy, loving family. He also said Bob had gifts he was unaware he had. Whenever he was near, held, or kissed a person, they experienced great warmth and love. He had the same effect on animals, which had no fear of him and wanted to get close to him, much to the amazement of Dr. Woods and his family and bystanders. Martha fell in love with Bob, as did Julia, but Julia knew the difference in the ages between Bob and her made it impossible for them to ever marry. Bob fell in love with both Julia and Martha. Martha fell deeply in love with Bob and constantly tried to seduce him, believing when he did, he would marry her, even as young as they were. This book is about the life of Bob and how he reacted when he lost first his wife, Martha; his second wife, Julia; and finally his housekeeper, Peggy. He, finally, with the help of Peggy’s daughter, Cynthia, discovers his hidden gift.