Drawing Me In

Author: Tracey Alvarez
Publisher: Icon Publishing
ISBN: 9780473347369
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: Fiction

A nine-year-old secret he never saw coming… Bree Findlow’s ordered life just got complicated. Harley, the man who once broke her heart has temporarily moved back to Stewart Island, and her mother intends to sell the art gallery Bree has worked so hard to establish. If that isn’t a streak of bad luck, Bree’s sister arrives on the scene with a secret in tow. One with Harley’s eyes and artistic talent. Renowned artist Harley Komeke returns to his home town to rediscover his missing muse and instead, finds a new one - the woman whose spell he fell under years ago at art school. He can’t resist the red-hot heat generated between them, even after discovering she kept their son hidden from him. He should be furious, but he isn’t. Not when with his dark past, he never, ever wanted to risk having a family. So what’s a guy to do when life throws another curve ball and Bree won’t see reason? Fight hard, fight dirty. Fight to win. DRAWING ME IN is the seventh story in Tracey Alvarez’s best-selling Stewart Island books set against the stunning backdrop of Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you like heart-warming, sexy & seductive small-town romances with a touch of humor, you’ll love sharing the journey with these authentic men and women struggling to find their special someone. Download your copy of Drawing Me In and dive into the sensual Stewart Island world! Intended for mature 18+ aged readers who enjoy their romance on the steamier side. Praise for the Stewart Island series! "It’s official…I’m hooked on this series! I want to jump on a plane and fly to this island, because apparently they grow them big and HOT in New Zealand…men that is!!!" ~ Swept Away By Romance "Perfection comes in many shapes and forms, and Ms Alvarez delivers in her contemporary voice and quirky character traits that make a distinctive difference between average and stellar storytelling." ~ InD’Tale Magazine "Just as the must-read series of Donna Kauffman (The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove), Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor), Terri Osburn (Anchor Island), Marie Force (The McCarthys of Gansett Island), Sherryl Woods (Chesapeake Shores) have entranced me with their seaside settings and caring communities - so has Tracey Alvarez - and I'm adding her series to my must-read shelf too."~ Fab Fantasy Fiction Don’t miss any of the Stewart Island books! Book 1: In Too Deep. Featuring Piper and West. A smoking-hot reunion which may lead to a second chance for them both... Book 2: Melting Into You. Featuring Kezia and Ben. Can this widowed single mom and the stubborn but sexy single dad ever make one big happy family? Book 3: Ready To Burn. Featuring Shaye and Del. Two chefs, one workplace where things get seriously overheated—and a passionate enemies to lovers romance. Book 4: Christmas With You. Featuring Carly and Kip. A New Zealand holiday romance where becoming friends with benefits can sometimes make the sexiest Christmas present of all... Book 5: My Forever Valentine. Due South Short Stories. Book 6: Playing For Fun. Featuring Holly and Ford. New Zealand’s octogenarian matchmaker is at work, with best friends Holly and Ford in the crosshairs. Book 7: Drawing Me In. Featuring Bree and Harley. Book 7.5: Kissing The Bride. A Due South short story. Book 8: Saying I Do. Featuring MacKenna and Joe. Keywords: series romance, small town romance, romance series, New Zealand romance, contemporary romance, sexy romance, interracial romance, Maori culture, surprise pregnancy, secret baby, second chance romance, beach romance, coastal romance, island romance, family saga, boy next door, friends to lovers, artist, adoption, heart-warming, sensual, rural romance, friends with benefits, escape down under, heartwarming romance, island romance series, family relationships, sweet and sexy romance, first loves, exotic foreign romance, vacation romance, beach reads, summer reads

Due South

Author: Tracey Alvarez
Publisher: Icon Publishing
ISBN: 9780473344566
Release Date: 2015-11-20
Genre: Fiction

The Stewart Island bundle contains Tracey Alvarez’s best-selling series set against the stunning backdrop of Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you like Jill Shalvis, Marie Force, or Bella Andre, then you’ll enjoy diving into these heart-warming, sexy & seductive small-town romances with authentic men and women struggling to find their special someone. All 5 Stewart Island books (over 1500 pages) are included in this bargain priced bundle: In Too Deep (Book #1) Two hearts. A second chance. Everything on the line… To save her brother from financial ruin, police diver Piper Harland does the one thing she swore she’d never do—return to the tiny island hometown on Stewart Island where Ryan “West” Westlake crushed her heart. Melting Into You (Book #2) They’ll either melt or raze their lives to the ground… Kezia Murphy plays her widow card well. If you don’t trust people, you don’t get hurt. Ben Harland doesn’t do emotional home and family stuff. So when his surprise eight-year-old daughter suddenly arrives, he’s a D-minus student struggling to pass a crash-course in parenting. Ready To Burn (Book #3) Watch the sparks fly as they burn it up in the kitchen… Shaye Harland desperately wants the role of Due South’s head chef, but the far too sexy Del Westlake muscles in and steals it. A reality TV show plans to feature Del at his estranged father’s restaurant—jump-starting his ruined reputation and career in the States—but will the sparks flying in the kitchen burn his chances of ever becoming Shaye’s Mr. Perfect? Christmas With You (Book #4) The Kiwi barbecue isn't the only thing sizzling this summer... Carly Gatlin doesn’t want to spend another holiday alone so she’s come to New Zealand to be with her step-family. Kip Sullivan’s big, boisterous family have also arrived en-masse—please shoot him before the match-making gets out of hand. Kip wants to make Carly’s first Kiwi Christmas special, but will he gain more than mistletoe kisses from the woman who threatens to claim his heart? My Forever Valentine (Book #5) Love small town romance and Happily Ever Afters? Dive into the Due South world to find out what your favourite characters are doing to celebrate Valentine’s Day with these four short and sweet romance stories. Intended for mature 18+ aged readers. ALL Tracey's books are stand-alones with no cliffhangers except My Forever Valentine which are fun short stories. You’ll love meeting your favourite returning characters again and again in these heart-warming stories set in New Zealand. Praise for the Stewart Island series! "A gem of a small town romance set in gorgeous New Zealand. Heartfelt and romantic, I was rooting for Piper and Ryan all the way!" ~ USA Today Bestselling Author, Kylie Gilmore "It’s official…I’m hooked on this series! I want to jump on a plane and fly to this island, because apparently they grow them big and HOT in New Zealand…men that is!!!" ~ Swept Away By Romance "Perfection comes in many shapes and forms, and Ms Alvarez delivers in her contemporary voice and quirky character traits that make a distinctive difference between average and stellar storytelling." ~ InD’Tale Magazine "Just as the must-read series of Donna Kauffman (The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove), Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor), Terri Osburn (Anchor Island), Marie Force (The McCarthys of Gansett Island), Sherryl Woods (Chesapeake Shores) have entranced me with their seaside settings and caring communities - so has Tracey Alvarez - and I'm adding her series to my must-read shelf too." ~ Fab Fantasy Fiction Don’t miss any of the Stewart Island books! Book 6: Playing For Fun. Featuring Holly and Ford. Book 7: Drawing Me In. Featuring Bree and Harley. Book 7.5: Kissing The Bride. A Due South Short Story. Book 8: Saying I Do. Featuring MacKenna and Joe. Coming in May 2017. Keywords: small town romance, romance series, romance bundle, boxed set romance, New Zealand romance, contemporary romance, sexy romance, friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, reunion, second chance romance, small town romance, single mom, single dad, single parent, secret baby, workplace romance, beach romance, coastal romance, romance with kids, family saga, boy next door, heart-warming, sensual, escape down under, friendship, workplace relationship, family life, short reads, happily ever after, heartwarming romance, island romance series, sweet and sexy romance, exotic foreign romance, vacation romance, beach reads, summer reads

Melting Into You

Author: Tracey Alvarez
Publisher: Icon Publishing
ISBN: 9780473285944
Release Date: 2014-06-16
Genre: Fiction

They’ll either melt or raze their lives to the ground… Big, sexy men who don’t relate well to kids need not apply… Kezia Murphy plays her widow card well. When you don’t trust people not to let you down, it’s easier to not get involved—and getting involved with a man who makes her skin sizzle just by looking at him would be una pazzia—crazy! Four years ago while Kezia’s daughter, Zoe, battled leukaemia, a tragic accident stole her husband’s life. Starting over in the little town of Oban where she’s adopted into the close knit community on Stewart Island, Kezia and her daughter are all the family the other needs. Except Zoe yearns for more. New Zealand’s worst candidate for instant fatherhood… Ben doesn’t do gooey emotional stuff. He doesn’t do cosy home and family. And he sure isn’t the big teddy-bear Kezia Murphy, the woman he secretly fantasises about, thinks he is. So when Jade, his surprise eight-year-old daughter arrives on his doorstep, he’s a D-minus student struggling to pass a crash-course in parenting. When the sparks of attraction between Kezia and Ben fan into an inferno, Ben doesn’t know how much longer the layers of resistance around his heart can resist melting into the gooey mess he fears. The more he fights it the harder it is to make the choice that will destroy the family he now longs to claim. MELTING INTO YOU is the second story in Tracey Alvarez’s best-selling Stewart Island books set against the stunning backdrop of Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you like heart-warming, sexy & seductive small-town romances with a touch of humor, you’ll love sharing the journey with these authentic men and women struggling to find their special someone. Download your copy of Melting Into You and dive into the sensual Stewart Island world! Intended for mature 18+ aged readers who enjoy their romance on the steamier side. Praise for the Stewart Island series! "It’s official…I’m hooked on this series! I want to jump on a plane and fly to this island, because apparently they grow them big and HOT in New Zealand…men that is!!!" ~ Swept Away By Romance "Perfection comes in many shapes and forms, and Ms Alvarez delivers in her contemporary voice and quirky character traits that make a distinctive difference between average and stellar storytelling." ~ InD’Tale Magazine "Just as the must-read series of Donna Kauffman (The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove), Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor), Terri Osburn (Anchor Island), Marie Force (The McCarthys of Gansett Island), Sherryl Woods (Chesapeake Shores) have entranced me with their seaside settings and caring communities - so has Tracey Alvarez - and I'm adding her series to my must-read shelf too."~ Fab Fantasy Fiction Don’t miss any of the Stewart Island books! Book 1: In Too Deep. Featuring Piper and West. A smoking-hot reunion which may lead to a second chance for them both... Book 2: Melting Into You. Featuring Kezia and Ben. Can this widowed single mom and the stubborn but sexy single dad ever make one big happy family? Book 3: Ready To Burn. Featuring Shaye and Del. Two chefs, one workplace where things get seriously overheated—and a passionate enemies to lovers romance. Book 4: Christmas With You. Featuring Carly and Kip. A New Zealand holiday romance where becoming friends with benefits can sometimes make the sexiest Christmas present of all... Book 5: My Forever Valentine. Due South Short Stories. Book 6: Playing For Fun. Featuring Holly and Ford. New Zealand’s octogenarian matchmaker is at work, with best friends Holly and Ford in the crosshairs. Book 7: Drawing Me In. Featuring Bree and Harley. Book 7.5: Kissing The Bride. A Due South short story. Book 8: Saying I Do. Featuring MacKenna and Joe. Coming May 2017 Keywords: small town romance, romance series, New Zealand romance, contemporary romance, sexy romance, single dad, widow, single mom, romance with kids, secret baby, beach romance, coastal romance, island romance, family saga, boy next door, friends to lovers, heart-warming, sensual, free, family life, friendship, escape down under, friends with benefits, rural romance, heartwarming romance, island romance series, family relationships, single parent romance, sweet and sexy romance, exotic foreign romance, vacation romance, beach reads, summer reads

In Too Deep

Author: Tracey Alvarez
Publisher:
ISBN: 0473272148
Release Date: 2014
Genre:

Love small town contemporary romance with an unforgettable cast of characters? Each book in the Due South series contains a sizzling, sexy love story set on an unspoilt, wild island in New Zealand. Meet Piper and West... She vowed never to return. To save her brother from financial ruin, Piper Harland must do the one thing she swore she'd never do-return to the tiny island hometown where Ryan "West" Westlake crushed her heart. Piper is tough, resilient and a little wild-much like the remote and beautiful Stewart Island where she grew up. As a cop who's part of the elite New Zealand Police National Dive Squad, bringing the dead back to their families still doesn't stop the guilt she feels over her father's drowning death. Now nine years later she's obligated to return to a hostile community as the outsider, and forced to work with the man who was once her best friend and first lover. She's a risk he can't take. West is an Island man, through and through. As owner of the local pub, he lives and breathes the local community, and sure as hell can't imagine living anywhere else. But most of all he refuses to ever fall for a woman like his flighty mother. He lost Piper once to give her the chance to fulfil her dreams of becoming a cop. But now she's back for an unexpected six week visit to help her brother-his best mate. Maybe West wants her a little bit, maybe he can't resist the temptation to tease and touch her, but can he fall in love with such a flight risk? Saying goodbye for the second time might just destroy them both. Fresh...Seductive...Heart-warming... Everything you want in a contemporary romance-plus enough steaminess to make your toes curl! Intended for mature 18+ aged readers. The Due South Series: Book 1: In Too Deep. Featuring Piper and West. A smoking hot reunion which may lead to a second chance for them both... Book 2: Melting Into You. Featuring Kezia and Ben. Can this widowed single mom and the stubborn but sexy single dad ever make one big happy family? Book 3: Ready To Burn. Featuring Shaye and Del. Two chefs, one workplace where things get seriously overheated-and a sizzling enemies to lovers romance. Book 4: Christmas With You. Featuring Carly and Kip. A New Zealand holiday romance where becoming friends with benefits can sometimes make the sexiest Christmas present of all...

Know Your Heart

Author: Tracey Alvarez
Publisher: Icon Publishing
ISBN: 9780473321864
Release Date: 2015-06-16
Genre: Fiction

When the landlady from hell becomes the one woman he can’t live without… Kicked off a movie set, actress Savannah Payne flees to her vacation house in Bounty Bay to prepare for the audition of a lifetime. Only a stubborn, sexy lawyer is currently renting it and he won’t budge an inch. Not even when she uses every weapon in her arsenal to drive him out of his mind. But all’s fair in love and war, including his kisses that make her want to surrender. Glen Cooper needs a distraction-free month to finish writing his first novel and he’s found the perfect spot. As a lawyer he knows his legal rights, and the self-absorbed woman who doesn’t remember the night he once saved her won’t weaken his resolve. Too bad he’s fighting a battle of attraction that he just can’t win. With Savannah returning soon to Hollywood, could falling in love could be the truce needed for her to stay? KNOW YOUR HEART is the second story in Tracey Alvarez’s Bounty Bay series, set against the stunning backdrop of Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you like heart-warming, sexy & seductive small-town romances, you’ll love sharing the journey with these authentic men and women struggling to find their special someone. Welcome to Bounty Bay, where the reward of true love is a price only some are willing to pay. Download your copy of Know Your Heart today and uncover the secret lives and hidden passions simmering in New Zealand’s sultry, subtropical Far North. Intended for mature 18+ aged readers who enjoy their romance on the sensual side. Praise for the Bounty Bay series! "Reading a book by Tracey Alvarez is like taking a mini vacation to my imagined little happy place in New Zealand." ~ Spellbound Book Reviews "Tracey now is included among some of my fav authors from the Southern Hemisphere. Rosalind James and Natalie Gayle fans will love Tracey's books." ~ Retailer review "Tracey Alvarez has written a finely crafted, well written romance. Sexy and delightful and full of family values." ~The Book Date "Her writing style will keep you hanging on to every word and feeling the characters’ heartbreak right along with them." ~ Rachel Lawrence Books Don’t miss any of the Bounty Bay books! Book 1: Hide Your Heart. Featuring Lauren and Nate. Book 2: Know Your Heart. Featuring Savannah and Glen. Book 3: Teach Your Heart. Featuring Gracie and Owen. Book 4: Mend Your Heart. Featuring Natalie and Isaac. Coming 2017 Book 5: Break My Heart. Featuring Vanessa and Sam. Coming 2017 Keywords: small town romance, romance series, New Zealand romance, contemporary romance, sexy romance, actress, author, beach romance, coastal romance, romance with kids, enemies to lover, family saga, boy next door, heart-warming, sensual, escape down under, family relationships, friendship, multicultural, Maori culture, friends with benefits, affair, heartwarming romance, family relationships, sweet and sexy romance, exotic foreign romance, vacation romance, beach reads, summer reads

Hide Your Heart

Author: Tracey Alvarez
Publisher: Icon Publishing
ISBN: 9780473319458
Release Date: 2015-04-09
Genre: Fiction

Hiding in plain sight just got complicated… Lauren Taylor and her young son have fled back to her hometown to escape fame’s cruel spotlight, and all she wants to do is start over. No press, no pictures, no problem. Until Nate Fraser, a sexy photojournalist, moves in next door. Resisting his kisses and keeping her secrets soon become the hardest thing she’s ever done. Nate’s got one foot out the door and one last assignment before he resumes his nomadic lifestyle, camera in hand. His every instinct screams that his beautiful but unwelcoming neighbour is hiding something. He couldn’t care less when it’s difficult enough to keep his eyes—and lips—off of her. No matter how much Nate attempts to keep his heart out of reach, he’s drawn into her life. But a guy like him can never have what he wants most. Can he? HIDE YOUR HEART is the first story in Tracey Alvarez’s Bounty Bay series, set against the stunning backdrop of Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you like heart-warming, sexy & seductive small-town romances, you’ll love sharing the journey with these authentic men and women struggling to find their special someone. Welcome to Bounty Bay, where the reward of true love is a price only some are willing to pay. Download your copy of Hide Your Heart today and uncover the secret lives and hidden passions simmering in New Zealand’s sultry, subtropical Far North. Intended for mature 18+ aged readers who enjoy their romance on the sensual side. Praise for the Bounty Bay series! "Reading a book by Tracey Alvarez is like taking a mini vacation to my imagined little happy place in New Zealand." ~ Spellbound Book Reviews "Tracey now is included among some of my fav authors from the Southern Hemisphere. Rosalind James and Natalie Gayle fans will love Tracey's books." ~ Retailer review "Tracey Alvarez has written a finely crafted, well written romance. Sexy and delightful and full of family values." ~The Book Date "Her writing style will keep you hanging on to every word and feeling the characters’ heartbreak right along with them." ~ Rachel Lawrence Books Don’t miss any of the Bounty Bay books! Book 1: Hide Your Heart. Featuring Lauren and Nate. Book 2: Know Your Heart. Featuring Savannah and Glen. Book 3: Teach Your Heart. Featuring Gracie and Owen. Book 4: Mend Your Heart. Featuring Natalie and Isaac. Coming 2017 Book 5: Break My Heart. Featuring Vanessa and Sam. Coming 2017 Keywords: small town romance, romance series, New Zealand romance, contemporary romance, sexy romance, ex model, photojournalist, beach romance, coastal romance, romance with kids, family saga, boy next door, heart-warming, holiday romance, Christmas Romance, sensual, escape down under, family relationships, friendship, multicultural, Maori culture, friends with benefits, affair, single mom, heartwarming romance, single parent romance, sweet and sexy romance, exotic foreign romance, vacation romance, beach reads, summer reads

Due South

Author: Tamsen Parker
Publisher: Tamsen Parker
ISBN: 9781942427070
Release Date: 2016-12-12
Genre: Fiction

Lucy Miller has worked her way up from coffee-fetcher and copy-maker to invaluable assistant. She’s proud of her accomplishments, but she’s looking forward to a break from her demanding boss; a visit home is just the Christmas treat she needs. Diligent and unassuming, Chanoch Evans has avoided relationships not just out of shyness, but because he doesn’t feel like he has anything to offer—most of his resources are devoted to his war-veteran younger brother. When a desperate plea from their boss ruins their holiday plans, Lucy and Evans are stuck in an otherwise empty office with only each other for company. After catching their boss in flagrante, they start to see that each other’s mild workplace personas might be just the tip of the iceberg. Despite the prohibition against fraternization between employees, there may be more than kissing going on underneath this mistletoe…

Romantic Country The Third Tale

Author: Eriy
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250133831
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: Games

Cheerful rural villages, forests, lakeside scenery, and magical people await you and your colored pencils in this follow-up to Romantic Country: A Fantasy Coloring Book and Romantic Country: The Second Tale by Japanese illustrator Eriy, who uses an ink-dipped toothpick to draw each intricate design. Inside are pages and pages of provincial delights for you to bring to life through coloring: magical forests filled with fairies, delightful town squares bustling with people, whimsical village scenes, charming castles with towers-and so much more, sure to delight people of all ages. Romantic Country: The Third Tale will whisk you away to a black-and-white fantasy land that you can bring to colorful life.

Sapiens

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062316103
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Genre: Science

New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Just Stop Me

Author: Rosalind James
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1523306505
Release Date: 2016-01-15
Genre:

Sometimes you have to run away to find yourself. Lots of young women dream of being a princess. Nina Jones isn't one of them. After escaping from her palace/prison by burying herself under sacks of fertilizer, she ends up in a beach cottage on New Zealand's South Island. She's meant to be looking after a cantankerous widower. Too bad she doesn't know how to boil an egg. Iain McCormick may be an All Black, a member of New Zealand's elite rugby team, and a bona fide celebrity. During the offseason, though, he's meant to be a regular Kiwi bloke. A good son, a good neighbor, and a good citizen. But civility comes harder when you've been dumped at the altar. He doesn't need anybody he has to look out for. He definitely doesn't need to fall in love. Yeah, right.

The Colour

Author: Rose Tremain
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312423101
Release Date: 2004-04-01
Genre: Fiction

An epic of life in New Zealand during the nineteenth century explores the relationship between two newlyweds as they encounter the harsh realities of their chosen home in the South Pacific. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Bad Blood

Author: John Carreyrou
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9781524731663
Release Date: 2018-05-21
Genre: Business & Economics

A National Bestseller "Chilling…Reads like a West Coast version of All the President’s Men." —The New York Times Book Review The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work. A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

A Line Crossed

Author: Catherine Taylor
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1482002523
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre:

Sequel to The Finest Line After the dramatic prelude to their relationship, Mairead is happy to let James take the helm of their lives, even if his authority can be somewhat painful. Her unusual desires are finally free to be explored, under his administration, but accepting them in a politically correct world is not so easy. While James meets all her needs in every exciting way, Mairead questions her capacity to be the woman he adores. Their new life together has brought unexpected challenges with James taking ownership of his nightclub Silver Dreams. Having caused enough disruption in his life, Mairead wants nothing more than to be his loving support, but trouble is never far away. A shadow is looming with the approaching trial of a sadistic murderer against whom she must testify. When a dancer goes missing from the club, Mairead soon learns that she is not the only one with a troubled past and that others have darker secrets than hers. While doing a little harmless investigation, Mairead suddenly finds herself the subject of interest and realizes that she has brought more trouble for James. Once again she must make decisions that could lead to devastating consequences and destroy the happiness she fought so hard to find. This story contains explicit sex scenes, graphic language and elements of BDSM

Atlas Obscura

Author: Joshua Foer
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761169086
Release Date: 2016-09-20
Genre: Travel

It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England. Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer. Anyone can be a tourist. ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer.