In Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, there is a tragedy in the house next door to Lindiwe Bishop--her neighbor has been burned alive. The victim's stepson, Ian McKenzie, is the prime suspect but is soon released. Lindiwe can't hide her fascination with this young, boisterous and mysterious white man, and they soon forge an unlikely closeness even as the country starts to deteriorate. Years after circumstances split them apart, Ian returns to a much-changed Zimbabwe to see Lindiwe, now a sophisticated, impassioned young woman, and discovers a devastating secret that will alter both of their futures, and draw them closer together even as the world seems bent on keeping them apart. The Boy Next Door is a moving and powerful debut about two people finding themselves and each other in a time of national upheaval.
Author: Mandisa M. Parnell
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
Release Date: 2014-06-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
The Boy Next Door is a tale of young love set in Kingston, Jamaica, and follows an eighteen-year-old American expatriate as he chases his love interest, a hot-tempered seventeen-year-old native named Noelle. When her best friend migrates to New York, Noelle Goodison finds it difficult to cope until she happens upon a lucky distraction in the form of Ryan Reece. Ryan feels an irresistible attraction to Noelle from the very first moment he lays eyes on her but Noelle sees him as an annoying nuisance. When Noelle plays hard-to-get, an undercover matchmaker steps in. But then headstrong Noelle's defiance surfaces and the usually confident Ryan wonders whether he is fighting a losing battle. Will Noelle surrender to his charm?
Michael isn't like other boys. He's too much for most young men his own age to handle, but Michael has his eye on another prize - the sexy older man that lives next door. Can this Professor teach him the meaning of real ecstasy? WARNING: This 4,100+ word story contains a hot young man enjoying oral sex, anal sex and other assorted naughtiness with the sexy older man next door. Intended for MATURE AUDIENCES 18+ only! EXCERPT: Mr. Harper’s face softened at my words, and, for the first time, he began to drop the façade of the cruel and unpleasant taskmaster. “I prefer my lovers to be more. . . male,” he growled, his hand ghosting over the curve of my abs before dipping lower. “It’s hard not to look at my students. They’re all adults in college but it still isn’t proper. When they look like you though, it’s hard to care what’s proper.”
In Jennifer Lopez’s first ever book, True Love, she explores one of her life’s most defining periods—the transformative two-year journey of how, as an artist and a mother, she confronted her greatest challenges, identified her biggest fears, and ultimately emerged a stronger person than she’s ever been. Guided by both intimate and electrifying photographs, True Love an honest and revealing personal diary with hard-won lessons and heartfelt recollections and an empowering story of self-reflection, rediscovery, and resilience. Completely full-color, with photos throughout and lavishly designed, True Love is a stunning and timeless book that features more than 200 never-before-seen images from Lopez’s personal archives, showing candid moments with her family and friends and providing a rare behind-the-scenes look at the life of a pop music icon travelling, rehearsing, and performing around the world.
Author: Kate Mcmurray
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: 2011-01-25
When Lowell moves back to his hometown to take care of his ailing mother, the last person he expects to see living in the house next door is his childhood friend Jase, grown up now and more attractive than ever. Jase had starred in many of Lowell’s teenage fantasies, but Lowell is convinced Jase is straight. And yet, as they rekindle their friendship, it begins to look like Jase might not be so straight after all. Jase has problems of his own: his troubled ex-wife has allowed him full custody of their daughter on one condition: he never exposes her to his affairs with other men. The arrangement works just fine until he starts falling for Lowell and a whole new world of possibilities opens up for him. But how can he have a relationship with a man and still keep his daughter?
Author: Sharon K. Zoumbaris
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Health & Fitness
This wide-ranging encyclopedia addresses our rapidly changing understanding of health and wellness, providing a collection of essays that are up-to-date and comprehensive in both scope and breadth. * Over 230 clear and concise A–Z entries by notable scholars and researchers * A short, introductory essay that gives readers a historical overview of health issues in the United States * Sidebars that provide personal anecdotes about specific health situations * A comprehensive glossary of health and wellness terms * A comprehensive list of Internet resources for further information and research
Author: Dominic Symonds
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2014-02
Gestures of Music Theater explores examples of Song and Dance as performative gestures that entertain and affect audiences. The chapters interact to reveal the complex energies of performativity. In experiencing these energies, music theatre is revealed as a dynamic accretion of active, complex and dialogical experiences.
Anna is less than thrilled to be shipped off to boarding school in Paris, leaving a fledgling romance behind – until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a girlfriend. But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with a longed-for French kiss? "Magical...really captures the feeling of being in love" - Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments series NPR's Year's Best Teen Reads, 2010. NPR's 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels, Number 53. Cybils Award Finalist for Young Adult Fiction, 2011. YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults. 2012 list YALSA's Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults: Forbidden Romance, 2012. TAYSHAS Reading List, 2012. Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers, Honor, 2012-13.
Author: Sandy Hall
Release Date: 2016-08-30
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Gideon always has a plan. It includes running for class president, becoming head of the yearbook committee, and having his choice of colleges. It does NOT include falling head over heels for his best friend, Kyle. It’s a distraction, it’s pointless—Kyle is already dating the head cheerleader, Ruby—and Gideon doesn’t know what to do. Kyle finally feels like he has a handle on life. He has a wonderful girlfriend, a best friend willing to debate the finer points of Lord of the Rings, and social acceptance as captain of the basketball team. So when both Ruby and Gideon start acting really weird, just as his spot on the team is threatened, Kyle can’t quite figure out what he did wrong. Sandy Hall, the author of A Little Something Different, is back with her signature wit in this quirky and heartfelt LGBT YA novel.
Author: Jennifer Echols
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2011-04-19
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Two irresistible boys. One unforgettable summer. Lori can’t wait for her summer at the lake. She loves wakeboarding and hanging with her friends—including the two hotties next door. With the Vader brothers, she's always been just one of the guys. Now that she’s turning sixteen, she wants to be seen as one of the girls, especially in the eyes of Sean, the older brother. But that’s not going to happen—not if the younger brother, Adam, can help it. Lori plans to make Sean jealous by spending time with Adam. Adam has plans of his own for Lori. As the air heats up, so does this love triangle. Will Lori’s romantic summer melt into one hot mess?
One look, and panties drop. One night, and they’re ready to marry me. Too bad I’m not interested in anything more than a taste. Until I’m tempted by Little Miss Goody-Two-Shoes. She’s a good girl, the kind I want to possess, dominate, ruin. No one’s ever told me no, and I’m not about to let it stop me now. She keeps pushing me away, even with her curvy body pressed against mine and those soft moans spilling from her lips. But I’m persistent. She doesn’t stand a chance. And now that she’s moved in next door, it’s only a matter of time before I'll have her screaming my name. She can try to run, but she’s not getting away from the bad boy next door. *Inked is a full-length romance with an HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.