A Missing Heiress, a Gambling-Hall Hostess, and a Seductress Vie to Take Down a Millionaire in Jo Goodman’s Scarlet Lies --1868, on the Mississippi and 1872, San Francisco-- Brooklyn Hancock, accomplice to her swindling partner and protector, meets her match in Ryland North. When he turns the tables on her aboard a Mississippi sternwheeler, she manages to escape, believing she murdered Ryland. Four years later, Ryland North is investigating the disappearance of an heiress while also being asked by his aunt and uncle to dissuade their son from marrying a gambling-hall hostess. When he finds the gambling-hall hostess, Ryland recognizes her immediately as Brooklyn and sets about trying to save his cousin from falling for her lies. When the wedding is called off, Ryland considers his mission accomplished. Until he again encounters Brooklyn only to learn the truth and discover that it's he and Brooklyn that have been deceived and that she's in serious danger. Now they face a new reality. Ryland struggles to trust the woman who nearly murdered him as Brooklyn's thoughts turn from escape to surrender. Publisher Note: For new and old fans of Jo Goodman comes one of her classic works, freshly edited by Jo Goodman for today's audience. Fans of Mary Jo Putney, Kat Martin, Jo Beverley, Courtney Milan and Kaki Warner will enjoy this spirited adventure and romance. “Delightful and exciting...Goodman holds the suspense as well as the surprises and never lets up on the passion.” ~RT Book Reviews “Goodman is a thoughtful and intelligent writer who can make her characters live and breathe on the page.” ~All About Romance “A perfect treat for readers who enjoy smart, sensual love stories à la Amanda Quick.” ~Book List “A tender, engaging romance and a dash of risk in a totally compelling read.” ~Library Journal “For the pure joy of reading a romance, this book comes close to perfection.” ~Dear Author Also By Jo Goodman: Scarlet Lies Sweet Fire THE MCCLELLANS Crystal Passion Seaswept Abandon Tempting Torment THE HAMILTON FAMILY More Than You Know More Than You Wished THE COMPASS CLUB Let Me Be The One Everything I Ever Wanted All I Ever Needed Beyond A Wicked Kiss THE DENNEHY SISTERS Only My Love My Heart's Desire Forever in My Heart Always in My Dreams Only in My Arms THE MARSHALL BROTHERS Her Defiant Heart His Heart's Revenge THE THORNE BROTHERS TRILOGY My Steadfast Heart My Reckless
Lies are beautiful - when the truth hurts. Sixteen years ago, Scarlet's family sent her away in disgrace. She's been back once - with disastrous consequences. Now, her little sister is getting married and Scarlet's headed home once more. Will this be the reunion she's always longed for? Or will the lies of her childhood entangle her once more in their beautiful embrace? She has a nightmarish fear of flying and she's escorting her sister's wedding dress through three different time zones. He's the tall, dark and handsome stranger that gets in her way... What happens when Scarlet has to go home to be bridesmaid to her least favorite little sister, (who loves to remind everyone she's a former beauty Queen EVERY OTHER MINUTE?) Can she survive three weeks of tropical heat and mosquitos, droves of busybody relatives all wanting to tell her WHY she's still single as she endures the wedding from hell? Six hundred guests, three wedding dresses, twenty-four cake tiers, fifteen bridesmaids, a mother on a mission to makeover her daughter who 'lacks ambition, ' and ONE deliciously divine man who alternately renders her speechless then drives her to outrage - all add up to a recipe for disaster. Or does it? More than 'just a romance', this poignant story about the tangled connections between mothers, daughters and sisters - speaks with compelling insight and humor, of inherited trauma, and of desire and deception. Scarlet Lies is the first in a three book series. Followed by Scarlet Secrets, and Scarlet Redemption.
Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are irresistibly seductive—and unimaginably powerful… Don't miss a single book in this stunning paranormal series from New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter! Forced to his knees in agony whenever he speaks the truth, Gideon can recognize any lie—until he captures Scarlet, a demon-possessed immortal who claims to be his long-lost wife. He doesn't remember the beautiful female, much less wedding—or bedding—her. But he wants to…almost as much as he wants her. But Scarlet is keeper of Nightmares, too dangerous to roam free. A future with her might mean ultimate ruin. Especially as Gideon's enemies draw closer—and the truth threatens to destroy all he's come to love…. Book 6 of Lords of the Underworld. Originally published in 2010.
Author: Stephen Costello
Publisher: The Liffey Press
Release Date: 2013-11-11
In this forthright and fascinating study, Dr Stephen J. Costello, philosopher and logotherapist, takes us on a profound journey into the intricate and intriguing nature of the dynami of lying. Drawing on philosophy, logical puzzles and Lacanian psychoanalysis, Costello investigates the types of lies we tell, the lies that include a good deal of truth, how and why children lie, the lies lovers tell, self-deception and much more. In the final section of the book Costello focuses in particular on how men and women lie in different ways. Men, he argues, lie in the guise of truth while women tell the truth in the guise of a lie. Men tend to be more direct while women are more deceptive. Men lie to create a better image of themselves, women lie to make others feel more comfortable. Provocative, while also frequently amusing, The Truth about Lying is a pithy primer on the act and art of lying. “This is an absolutely fascinating book . . . a quite extraordinary range of information . . . I can only encourage everyone to read it and thoroughly enjoy it as I did.” - Ivor Browne, from the Foreword
Author: Allan H. Ryskind
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-01-05
Genre: Political Science
Allan Ryskind, son of Marx Brothers screenwriter Morrie Ryskind (Animal Crackers, A Night at the Opera, Room Service), exposes the ugly truth about the Communists blacklisted from the film industry. Too often, the "Hollywood Ten" brought before the House Un-American Activities Committee are memorialized as victims of an unjust witch-hunt and heroes who stood up for free speech. The truth is shocking: Not only did these supposed liberal paragons adore Josef Stalin and take their orders directly from the Communist Party, but they also sympathized with Adolf Hitler. Ryskind, who grew up in the heart of the Hollywood scene and personally knew many of the key players in this real-life Hollywood drama, has penned a definitive, myth-busting account of the Hollywood Ten and Hollywood Blacklist that will forever change the way you think about the ideological battle waged in the movie capital of the world.
New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter's sizzling Lords of the Underworld series continues with three stories featuring dangerously seductive immortal warriors and the women who change them forever. Journey through this dark and sensual world, where the line between good and evil blurs and true love is put to the ultimate test. Bundle includes: The Darkest Whisper, The Darkest Passion and The Darkest Lie.
Author: Fay Weldon
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Release Date: 2014-01-16
'She's a queen of words' CAITLIN MORAN. Down among the women. What a place to be! In the Fifties, women were looked after by nice, breadwinning men: or so went the myth. Eighteen-year-old unmarried mother Scarlet, a lost child recovering from her first abortion, looks at the world with her friends and begins to see the truth. An icily funny account of a dawning feminist sensibility in a world where the romantic ideal of love and domesticity ruled.
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-12-06
The Scarlet Letter is Nathaniel Hawthorne's crowning achievement, a masterpiece that has stood the time. Hester a young woman whose husband has been lost at sea becomes pregnant by another man. Though the Puritan community in which she lives demands to know the name of the father she steadfastly refuses to name him. Hawthorne explores hypocrisy, quiet dignity, and redemption in this land mark novel. A must read.
Surviving the Scarlet Letter is a first-hand account of an affair. With honesty, Karen Melville Thacker invites you to peek into the rarely publicized emotions, thoughts, and actions of a woman as she walks through an adulterous encounter. The experience not only changes her life forever, but imprints upon her heart the realization that we are all incredibly fragile and in desperate need of both understanding and Gods healing grace. We tend to keep our dark parts hidden, but that approach does not lead to healing. Karen hopes that her vulnerability will help others in similar situations know that they are not alone. This book is not reserved solely for those affected by an affair, but anyone who feels shame as the result of choices made. This is a narrative that details the realities of life bathed in the grace of God.
Author: Karen Love
Publisher: Peter Lang
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
Have we ever "really" believed in gender? Is there any evidence that we have resisted, rejected, and denied the division of human beings into 'male' and 'female'? Both our charter narratives and popular media murmur a persistent -no-. The theories of Luce Irigaray, Mikhail Bakhtin, and Roland Barthes, when applied to works as varied as Bible stories, parables, nursery rhymes, Greek myths and drama, Shakespeare's plays, and contemporary film reveal a new character - the transcengenderist mucosa. The transcengenderist mucosa - an original metaphor derived from our own deep physical structures: our permeable cellular membranes - deconstructs the equilibrium of binary gender transcends 'male' and 'female' by being, simultaneously, both and neither. Through the agency of the transcengenderist mucosa, who operates in the liminal space between male and female, we recognize that 'gender' does not exist in reality, and that the violence and destruction inherent in the binary definition of gender can be transcended."
USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman delivers a deliciously wicked tale of forbidden desire that knows no limits. . . Olivia Cole is devastated to learn that her ne'er-do-well brother has promised her to the operator of a London gaming hall as payment of his debts. Olivia accepts her fate--even if it means that her reputation will suffer from living among rogues and gamblers. But when she meets the sexy and mysterious Griffin Wright-Jones, Viscount Breckenridge, Olivia has more than just her good name to worry about--for he rouses in her wanton thoughts she's never dared entertain--until now. . . Griffin wears the scars of his life on his striking face. Although he wants Olivia like no other woman before, he doesn't force her to share his bed--a difficult task considering how beautiful she is. But with each passing night, Griffin and Olivia's resolve weakens until finally they take their greatest gamble on one night of reckless pleasure. . . Praise for Jo Goodman's If His Kiss Is Wicked. . . "Authentic characters and a thrilling story line will keep readers smiling and guessing."--Publishers Weekly
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2011-08-04
The greatest detective of them all is back... 'There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it'. Arriving in the wilderness of London Dr John Watson finds himself lodging at 221b Baker Street with one Sherlock Holmes. A corpse has been discovered and scrawled in blood across the walls is the word RACHE - revenge. Watson, is baffled by the case but for Holmes the game is afoot...
USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman's sweeping new novel brings to life a tale of courage, desire, and dangerous secrets--as an intrepid beauty discovers that love and trust are two sides of the same coin. . . Wyatt Grantham, Viscount Sheridan, is stunned to find three young boys at his door, demanding he right the wrongs of an incident that occurred earlier that evening when he thwarted a determined thief. When he discovers his wily pickpocket is a woman, now gravely injured, he takes his flame-haired attacker under his wing. Clearly, Sheridan's new "guest" is lady of quality. So how did she become a common street thief? He finds himself irresistibly drawn the to clever, cheeky Lily, and determined to unlock her mysteries. . . The five years since she left the care of the French convent have been a nightmare for Lily. Her secrets are dangerous--as is the powerful man determined to find her.The handsome Viscount is clearly a gentleman with secrets of his own, but staying with him could mean the difference between life and death for Lily. With each passing day, her handsome host turns Lily's convalescence into an increasingly sensual escape. Now her greatest challenge may be imagining anything less than a future in his arms. . .
In the four years since her husband’s death, Melanie LaSalle’s life has been consumed with managing the family design firm and caring for her five-year-old daughter, Jerica. The possibility of a new relationship is the last thing on her mind. But when Melanie meets Joel Ellington, a new staff member at her church, she is instantly attracted to his warm spirit. As their friendship deepens, however, Melanie is troubled by something she can’t quite understand or explain. Joel seems to be hiding something–in fact, most areas of his past are off-limits, even to her. Because of her growing feelings for him, Melanie pushes her doubts away. But when unsettling facts come to light–and when Joel disappears, along with the contents of a church bank account–she can no longer ignore her fears. Now, torn between her feelings for Joel and evidence mounting against him, Melanie faces a heart-wrenching decision: to forget the man who gave her reason to love again or to trust Joel enough to give him her heart. Exploring the themes of the importance of truth, loyalty, and trust, A Scarlet Cord illustrates that who we are in Christ depends little on outward appearances and much on our relationship with him, and that through faith, we can find places of comfort, healing, and selfless love.