Author: Ann Major
Publisher: CORA Verlag
Als Jack Campbell die sĂĽĂźe Claire Woods vor zwei ĂĽblen Verbrechern rettet, verliebt er sich stĂĽrmisch in sie. In seiner kleinen FischerhĂĽtte erleben sie leidenschaftliche Stunden der Lust. Jack mĂ¶chte, dass Claire fĂĽr immer bleibt - doch seine Traumfrau hĂ¤lt die Standesunterschiede zwischen ihnen fĂĽr unĂĽberbrĂĽckbar ...
Author: Seth Daniels
Publisher: Black Serpent Erotica
It never occurred to Hannah that she might actually lose the slave for a day bet to Charlie. A silly little wager on a silly little game turns into an adventure in the bedroom for them both. Hannah has been interested in exploring her submissive side for a while but she's been too timid to tell her boyfriend Charlie. He takes the opportunity to dominate her when it presents itself and their relationship may never be vanilla again. This is an explicit erotic short story of approximately 5,000 words. It contains graphic language and sexual themes. It is meant only for adults who are interested in this type of material for viewing in jurisdictions where its sale and enjoyment does not violate any local laws.
Author: Lucinda Riley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A sweeping and spellbinding love story spanning the warm waters of the Mediterranean to the cold, clear skies of Norwayâ€”the second in an epic new series of novels by #1 internationally bestselling author Lucinda Riley. Ally Dâ€™ApliĂ¨se is about to compete in one of the worldâ€™s most perilous yacht races when she hears the news of her adoptive fatherâ€™s sudden, mysterious death. Rushing back to meet her five sisters at their family home, she discovers that her fatherâ€”an elusive billionaire affectionately known to his daughters as Pa Saltâ€”has left each of them a tantalizing clue to their true heritage. But the timing couldnâ€™t be worse: Ally had only recently fallen into a new and deeply passionate love affair, but with her life now turned upside down, she decides to leave the open seas and follow the trail that her father left her, which leads her to the icy beauty of Norwayâ€¦ There, Ally begins to discover her roots and how her story is inextricably bound to that of a young unknown singer, Anna Landvik, who lived over a century before and sang in the first performance of Griegâ€™s iconic music set to Ibsenâ€™s play Peer Gynt. As Ally learns more about Anna, she also begins to question who her father, Pa Salt, really wasâ€”and why is the seventh sister missing? Following the internationally bestselling novel The Seven Sisters, this novel, â€śfull of drama and romanceâ€ť (Daily Mail), continues Lucinda Rileyâ€™s spellbinding series inspired by the mythology surrounding the famous star constellation.
Author: Lucinda Riley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The first book in a major new series from #1 internationally bestselling author Lucinda Riley, author of The Midnight Roseâ€”hailed as â€śan extraordinary story [and] a complex, deeply engaging tale filled with fascinating charactersâ€ť (Library Journal). Maia Dâ€™Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, â€śAtlantisâ€ťâ€”a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Genevaâ€”having been told that their beloved father, who adopted them all as babies, has died. Each sister is handed a tantalizing clue to her true heritageâ€”a clue that takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of her story. Eighty years earlier in the Rio of the 1920s, Izabela Bonifacioâ€™s father has aspirations for his daughter to marry into the aristocracy. Meanwhile, architect Heitor da Silva Costa is devising plans for an enormous statue, to be called Christ the Redeemer, and will soon travel to Paris to find the right sculptor to complete his vision. Izabelaâ€”passionate and longing to see the worldâ€”convinces her father to allow her to accompany him and his family to Europe before she is married. There, at Paul Landowskiâ€™s studio and in the heady, vibrant cafes of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again. In this sweeping, epic tale of love and lossâ€”the first in a unique, spellbinding new seriesâ€”Lucinda Riley showcases her storytelling talents like never before.
Author: Amy Meyerson
Best Books of Summer 2018 Selection by Southern Living* Philadelphia Inquirer* Bustle* HelloGiggles* Library Journal* â€śPart mystery and part drama, Meyerson uses a complex family dynamic in The Bookshop of Yesterdays to spotlight the importance of truth and our need for forgiveness.â€ť â€”Associated Press A woman inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery in this poignant debut about family, forgiveness and a love of reading. Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billyâ€™s bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Mirandaâ€™s twelfth birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Mirandaâ€™s life. She doesnâ€™t hear from him again until sixteen years later when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcyâ€”and one final scavenger hunt. When Miranda returns home to Los Angeles and to Prospero Booksâ€”now as its ownerâ€”she finds clues that Billy has hidden for her inside novels on the storeâ€™s shelves, in locked drawers of his apartment upstairs, in the name of the store itself. Miranda becomes determined to save Prospero Books and to solve Billyâ€™s last scavenger hunt. She soon finds herself drawn into a journey where she meets people from Billyâ€™s past, people whose stories reveal a history that Mirandaâ€™s mother has kept hiddenâ€”and the terrible secret that tore her family apart. Bighearted and trenchantly observant, The Bookshop of Yesterdays is a lyrical story of family, love and the healing power of community. Itâ€™s a love letter to reading and bookstores, and a testament to how our histories shape who we become.
Author: Lisa Aldin
Tomboy to the core, Toni Valentine understands guys. She'll take horror movies, monster hunts and burping contests over manicures. So Toni is horrified when she's sent to the Winston Academy for Girls, where she has to wear a skirt and learn to be a "lady" while the guys move on without her. Then Toni meets Emma Elizabeth, a girl at school with boy troubles, and she volunteers one of her friends as a pretend date. Word spreads of Toni's connections with boys, and she discovers that her new wealthy female classmates will pay big money for fake dates. Looking for a way to connect her old best friends with her new life at school, Toni and Emma start up Toni Valentine's Rent-A-Gent Service. But the business meets a scandal when Toni falls for one of her friends--the same guy who happens to be the most sought-after date. With everything she's built on the line, Toni has to decide if she wants to save the business and her old life, or let go of being one of the guys for a chance at love.
Author: Kristen Orlando
Fighter, faker, student, spy: heart-pounding action and spine-tingling suspense intertwine in an electrifying debut for fans of emotional thrillers with just the right dash of high school drama. Seventeen-year-old Reagan Elizabeth Hillis is used to changing identities overnight, lying to every friend sheâ€™s ever had, and pushing away anyone who gets too close. Trained in mortal combat and weaponry her entire life, Reagan is expected to follow in her parentsâ€™ footsteps and join the ranks of the most powerful top-secret agency in the world, the Black Angels. Falling in love with the boy next door was never part of the plan. Now Reagan must decide: Will she use her incredible talents and lead the dangerous life she was born into, or throw it all away to follow her heart and embrace the normal life she's always wanted? And does she even have a choice? Find out if you are ready to join the Black Angels in debut author Kristen Orlandoâ€™s You Don't Know My Name, the captivating and emotional first book in the Black Angel Chronicles, chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads. Praise for You Don't Know My Name: "This is my ideal sort of book, full of tension, action, romance, family issues, and a girl struggling to figure out her identity. Kristen Orlando has created a kickass characterâ€”literally!â€”I was won over instantly. I can't wait for the sequel!" â€”Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times Best Selling author of The Pretty Little Liars series "Debut author Orlando strikes a fast-paced, flirty, and mostly believable balance between timely teenage conflicts (crippling anxiety, fruitless study sessions, humiliating house parties) and pure peril. This oneâ€™s a page-turner, and the unexpectedly catastrophic conclusionâ€”and lingering promise of sweet revengeâ€”suggests Orlando, much like Reagan, is just getting started." â€”Booklist "At its core, it is an action-packed novel about searching for oneself in the midst of heavy expectations. The violence is plot-advancing rather than gratuitous, while the main character is a strategizing, brave teen who is attempting to find her way both in the moment and into her own future. A solid addition to high school collections, especially those with patrons who love stories of spy craft and secret identities, with a splash of romance" â€”School Library Journal "This action-packed suspense novel is the first in a new series that features a kick-ass female protagonist whose training regimen and smoldering love interest rival that of Divergentâ€™s Tris Prior."â€” Bookpage "If you are a fan of Ally Carter's Gallager Girls or Heist Society, You Don't Know My Name needs to be on your radar. The protagonist is a strong, likable character and the romance that develops is sweet. Then there is the heart-stopping action and the suspenseful and explosive ending." â€”Romantic Times Book Review
Author: Michael Feathers
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
Get more out of your legacy systems: more performance, functionality, reliability, and manageability Is your code easy to change? Can you get nearly instantaneous feedback when you do change it? Do you understand it? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you have legacy code, and it is draining time and money away from your development efforts. In this book, Michael Feathers offers start-to-finish strategies for working more effectively with large, untested legacy code bases. This book draws on material Michael created for his renowned Object Mentor seminars: techniques Michael has used in mentoring to help hundreds of developers, technical managers, and testers bring their legacy systems under control. The topics covered include Understanding the mechanics of software change: adding features, fixing bugs, improving design, optimizing performance Getting legacy code into a test harness Writing tests that protect you against introducing new problems Techniques that can be used with any language or platformâ€”with examples in Java, C++, C, and C# Accurately identifying where code changes need to be made Coping with legacy systems that aren't object-oriented Handling applications that don't seem to have any structure This book also includes a catalog of twenty-four dependency-breaking techniques that help you work with program elements in isolation and make safer changes.
Author: Jenna Evans Welch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A New York Times bestseller A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this sweeping debut novel filled with romance, mystery, and adventure. Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isnâ€™t in the mood for Italyâ€™s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. Sheâ€™s only there because it was her motherâ€™s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isnâ€™t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home. But then Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Linaâ€™s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her motherâ€™s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long. Itâ€™s a secret that will change everything Lina knew about her mother, her fatherâ€”and even herself. People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more. Kirkus Reviews called Love & Gelato â€śa sure bet for fans of romance fiction,â€ť while VOYA said readers â€świll find it difficult to put this book down.â€ť Readers are about to discover a new place, a new romance, and a new talent.
Author: Paige Toon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Meet Jessie, small-town girl turned wild child . . . Jessie has never known her real dad, and when her mum dies she thinks any hope of finding him is gone. As she goes goes off the rails, her stepdad announces that her father is Johnny Jefferson - legendary rockstar and former hell-raiser. Still dealing with her loss, and now the daughter of a superstar, Jessie is sucked into the LA lifestyle - paparazzi, parties and hot guitar-wielding boys included. But is Johnny up to the job? And, more importantly, is Jessie? 'Fun and flirty, Jessie Jefferson is a top notch series YA fans should grab ASAP' Maximum Pop! Praise for Paige Toon: 'If you want escapism, Paige Toon is perfect' Cosmopolitan 'Brilliant' Heat 'Witty and sexy - perfect holiday reading material' Closer
Author: Eiichiro Oda
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Thanks to Usoppâ€™s accidental heroic feat, Sugar has been knocked out cold! And now with all the toy slaves finally freed, the island of Dressrosa descends into a major panic! As the rage of Doflamingo keeps increasing, he unleashes a most devious plan in retaliation! -- VIZ Media
Author: Michael Ende
Read the book that inspired the classic coming-of-age film before it's back onscreen in select theaters this September! From award-winning German author Michael Ende, The Neverending Story is a classic tale of one boy and the book that magically comes to life. When Bastian happens upon an old book called The Neverending Story, he's swept into the magical world of Fantastica--so much that he finds he has actually become a character in the story! And when he realizes that this mysteriously enchanted world is in great danger, he also discovers that he is the one chosen to save it. Can Bastian overcome the barrier between reality and his imagination in order to save Fantastica? "An instantaneous leap into the magical . . . Energetic, innovative, and perceptive"â€”The Washington Post "A trumpet blast for the imagination."â€”Sunday Times
Author: Wolfgang Held
Publisher: EDITION digital
Der Zufall hat sechs junge Menschen fĂĽr lĂ¤nger als ein Jahr zusammengefĂĽhrt. Unter ihnen den Baumaschinisten Andreas, den OberschĂĽler Egon und Heinz, der bisher in einer Melkerbrigade gearbeitet hat. Alle tragen die Uniform der NVA, gehĂ¶ren einem mot. SchĂĽtzenregiment an und wohnen auf derselben Stube. Ihre Dienstzeit hat eben erst begonnen. Mancher steht noch mit einem Bein im Zivilleben, und jeder hat seine eigenen Probleme. Andreas zum Beispiel mit seiner Frau. Doris erwartet ein Kind und mĂ¶chte ihren Mann lieber heute als morgen wieder bei sich haben. Doch der trĂ¤gt sich mit dem Gedanken, lĂ¤nger als achtzehn Monate bei der Fahne zu bleiben. Unaufhaltsam steuert die junge Ehe in eine Krise. Andreas muss unbedingt vierundzwanzig Stunden nach Hause fahren, um Doris vor einem nie wieder gutzumachenden Schritt zu bewahren. Gerade will er um Urlaub bitten, da heult in den Kasernen die Alarmsirene. Das Regiment rĂĽckt zu einer Ăśbung aus, die das Letzte von den Soldaten fordert. Andreas steht zwischen militĂ¤rischer PflichterfĂĽllung und persĂ¶nlichem Zwang. Wie soll er sich verhalten? Der FĂĽnfundzwanzigkilometermarsch wird fĂĽr ihn und seine Stubenkameraden zu einer nicht enden wollenden BewĂ¤hrungsprobe. Das wegen der spannenden Wiedergabe der Probleme junger Leute auch heute interessante Buch wurde 1978 vom Fernsehen der DDR verfilmt.
Author: Jill Shalvis
The right betâ€¦and the wrong bed! Don't miss this fun and sexy classic romance from New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis! For Hannah Novak, running a bed-and-breakfast with her two best friends was adventure enough. But they didn't feel that way. They wanted to devote the summer to serious man huntingâ€”loser cleans toilets! Fine for them, but Hannah was, uh, inexperienced. How could she seduce anyone? Then out of the blue came Zach Thomas, looking for a bedâ€¦and breakfast. Hannah had always thought the rugged cop was the sexiest man alive, and, bet or no bet, she wanted him. So she checked him inâ€”to her own roomâ€”with every intention of checking him out! A sexy contemporary romance. Previously published.