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Punk was created for the malcontents, something that loner and aspiring drummer Hallie understands all too well. Trapped in a boring suburban life – dysfunctional parents included! – Hallie drowns her angst in the angry songs of Haze, a masked musician who has not been heard from in five years. So naturally she’s surprised – and more than a little skeptical – when someone who seems to be Haze starts flirting with her via her favorite photo-sharing app. Is he who he says he is? What does he want from her? The questions only multiply when Hallie — along with bandmate Sarah and aspiring music journalist Steve — roadtrip to Haze's comeback gig to unmask the reclusive musician once and for all.


Take a dashing hero with a heart of gold and a mullet of awesome. Add a heroine with a bustle and the will to kick major butt. Then include enough contrivances to keep them fighting while getting them alone and possibly without key pieces of clothing, and what do you have? A romance novel. What else? Enough lessons about life, love, and everything in between to help you with your own happily-ever-after. Lessons like... •Romance means believing you are worthy of a happy ending •Learning to tell the prince from the frog •Real-life romance is still alive and kicking •No matter how bad it is, at least you haven't been kidnapped by a Scottish duke (probably) Sarah Wendell is cofounder of one of the top romance blogs, SmartBitchesTrashyBooks.com. Review If you read it through and still come away in any doubt as to how amazing both Romance Novels and the people of the Romance Community truly are, then I do believe your heart and soul and possibly brain may be made of stone. And, if that is the case, then you are in most desperate need of reading one of the books Sarah uses as examples throughout the book. Winning, entertaining and highly persuasive... Fans of the romance genre are likely to come away feeling vindicated; newcomers may be inspired to pick up a few new paperbacks with racy covers A joyous celebration of those novels we all love to read, romances. If you ever had anyone sneer at you when you say you read romance novels, this is a book you should whip out and start quoting from. As a reader and a writer, I think this is a must read... A pleasure to read... It promote[s] the positive elements of romance books. This little book packs a wallop of laughs, spews smart sarcastic rhetoric with sound advise - add to that creative longings to make us dream, and mullets for years to come. Ra-ra-romance! There's a strong argument here that the genre helps readers identify and articulate needs and feelings they already have, as they notice what kinds of books and heroes they gravitate toward. A humorous yet poignant guide to romance, both the highs and lows... a whole lot of fun that ended way too quickly. Wendell's book is an irreverent celebration of the romance genre and the women who write it and read it. A smart, fun exploration of romance novels ... if you know anyone who is dismissive of romance and needs to be convinced of its awesomeness, give him or her this book. I think it could change some minds. Wendell will make you laugh while reprimanding you and shock the socks right off your feet, all with a smile and a no-nonsense manner. [Wendell] opens your eyes by connecting romance with everyday life. Don't you love it when a book reinforces what you already believe? A delightful read... humorous and entertaining. I realized how much romance novels have played and continue to play an important role in helping me and my husband with our relationship... funny and thoughtful. A fun and insightful look at why romance novels are so popular and have been for decades and how readers can benefit from reading them. A great tribute to romance readers and the genre... Witty, funny, and utterly entertaining... Filled with short, amusing topics that are lighthearted, insightful and take a look at how romance books have affected readers. [Wendell] talks at length about applying the lessons of romance to that real life and enriching it – not to mention, entertaining yourself in the bargain. Romance novels have come a long way from the "bodice rippers" people scorn when they think of romances. There just might be valuable lessons for everyone in Sarah Wendell's Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels. Make that person who's been harping at you about your romance novels read this book. Maybe they'll get something out of it and start reading them too! More than just a passionate defense of romance novels, EIKAL is also a witty, racy, humorous read that does not hesitate to make fun of the stereotypes in the romance genre... A fast paced and enjoyable read. It was nice to see a book that builds woman up not tear them down because of what they read An entertaining book... About the Author Sarah Wendell's day job involves a cloak, and possibly a dagger, but by night she's the cofounder of the influential romance blog SmartBitchesTrashyBooks.com. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband and two children.


No-one ever called Dan a pushover. But then no-one ever called him fast-track either. He likes driving slowly, playing Sudoku on his iPhone, swapping one scruffy jumper for another. He's been with Clara for four years and he's been perfectly happy; but now she's left him, leaving nothing but a long letter filled with incriminations and a small, white, almost hairless dog, named Doggo. So now Dan is single, a man without any kind of partner whether working or in love. He's just one reluctant dog owner. Find a new home for him, that's the plan. Come on...everyone knows the old adage about the best laid plans and besides, Doggo is one special kind of a four legged friend...and an inspiration. — 20 Nov. 2014


Rick and Karen Santorum's inspiring storyof life with Bella, their special-needs youngest child  Four days afterRick and Karen Santorum welcomed their eighth baby into the world they weregiven the devastating news that their little girl, Bella, was going to die. Thefull story of life with Bella has never been told until now. This inspiringfamily memoir explores what it means to embrace and celebrate the life of eachperson, and find hope, even in the midst of painful challenges. Bella's Gift is the story of how the entire familycame together to love and care for Bella and how God strengthened them duringthe storms and blessed their family with grace, peace, and joy.  Searchinglyhonest, faith filled, and surprisingly joyful, Bella's Gift is a loving, lived-out testimony to the truth thateveryone counts, even "the least of these."


In Locked Down, Locked Out, award-winning journalist Maya Schenwar looks at how prison tears families and communities apart, creating a rippling effect that touches every corner of our society. Through the stories of prisoners and their families, as well as her own family's experience of her sister's incarceration, Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety. The destruction does not end upon exiting the prison walls: the 95 percent of prisoners who are released emerge with even fewer economic opportunities and fewer human connections on the outside than before. Locked Down, Locked Out shows how incarceration takes away the very things that might enable people to build better lives. Looking toward a future beyond imprisonment, Schenwar profiles community-based initiatives that foster antiracist, anticlassist, prohumanity approaches to justice. These programs successfully deal with problems both individual harm and larger social wrongs through connection rather than isolation, moving toward a safer future for all of us." “This book has the power to transform hearts and minds, opening us to new ways of imagining what justice can mean for individuals, families, communities, and our nation as a whole. I turned the last page feeling nothing less than inspired.” –Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow “Maya Schenwar’s stories about prisoners, their families (including her own), and the thoroughly broken punishment system are rescued from any pessimism such narratives might inspire by the author’s brilliant juxtaposition of abolitionist imaginaries and radical political practices.” –Angela Davis, author of Are Prisons Obsolete? “A tour de force! Schenwar has written a must-read, damning account of the twisted philosophy and practice of incarceration…Until society changes its approach toward its ‘offenders,’ until we leaven punishment with forgiveness, reconciliation, and restorative justice, we are all guilty as charged.” —Dennis J. Kucinich, US Congressman (1997–2013) and presidential candidate


The Wager: A Game Changer Prequel You’d think the masks would come off once the ball drops at the New Year’s masquerade but, tossing caution to the wind, Liam and Maci decide to have a bit of fun by continuing to keep their faces hidden from each other during a night full of games and passion. Get to know these two game-playing lovers before they even know each other in The Wager, a prequel to the new novel in the Playing Games series, Game Changer. Note: This contemporary romance novella is an optional read in the Playing Games series and contains adult situations meant for ages 18+.

Share You

Written By: Folsom, Rene


** Share You is an erotic romance short story for ADULTS ONLY! This novella is roughly 12,000 words and contains a hot sexual ménage à trois between a young couple and their smexy new tenant. **If Kelli has learned one thing over the years, it would be that desires rule your life—aversion has no place if you truly want to be happy. And she was all about getting what she wanted.It all started on a rather hot, summer day when her husband, Nick, decided they needed to rent a room out in their house in order to make ends meet. Kel knew it was the only way they could continue to afford their lovely home. Still, deep down, she'd always hated the idea—at least until Ava walked through their door.After several grueling tenant interviews, they finally rented the room to the sexy, long-legged blonde, causing Kelli to reassess what she really wanted.

Heart You

Written By: Folsom, Rene


 Heart You is an erotic romance holiday short story for ADULTS ONLY! This novelette is roughly 7200 words and contains a hot sexual triad between two female roommates and their Valentine's Day boy toy. Have you ever wanted something you know you shouldn't? That forbidden fruit. A temptation that will surely lead you down the path of illicit indulgence, and ultimately, pleasure beyond your wildest imaginations. That was the daily torture Samantha put herself through when she thought of her roommate, Kara. Sitting alone on Valentine's Day, Sam found comfort in sharing her innermost secrets with her trusty journal while lusting over the brown-eyed goddess. At least until Kara comes home with a sizzling hot man and a night full of naughty games that would even make cupid blush. **


It’s that time of year again, and with excitement and high expectations, Rose has planned the perfect Christmas for her family and friends. But when she feels them drifting away during a time that should celebrate togetherness, Rose is forced to slow down in the most unexpected way. In this whimsical, uplifting story, she discovers the true meaning of giving. **