Meet the Mudcrusts! Lowbrow Mudcrust is the lumbering, lazy head of the family, who is happiest when he is squelching his toes in the slime. That doesn't stop his wife Flora from nagging him and reminding him that he's not the chief of the tribe. Their two children, Bogweed and Fungus, are always fighting. Although Fungus doesn't have Bogweed's brute strength, he is does have more brains. The first book in the Mudcrusts series, Dirty Deeds follows the quest of Flora to move out of their hut into a nice cave with a view...
Alex Dawn is saying no to men. No to bad relationships, disappointments, and smooth-talkers. Focusing on her family and her job at Payton and Sons Automotive keeps her mind occupied and her heart content. She doesn’t really miss a man’s touch, until one night, one shows up with the body of a god and a voice from her dirtiest dreams. L.M. Spencer is only in Tory, Maryland, to scope out the town as a possible site for one of his company's hotels. The British businessman didn’t expect his car to break down or to find the hottest little American he’s ever seen holding a tire iron, piercing him with bright blue eyes. They agree to one hot night, one dirty deed to burn out the chemistry between them. But from their first kiss, Alex can’t stop saying yes to this man. And when Spencer’s company threatens everything she cares about, they must make the choice to stand together or apart. An Avon Romance
Author: Nancy J. Taniguchi
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date: 2016-10-27
The California gold rush of 1849 created fortunes for San Francisco merchants, whose wealth depended on control of the city’s docks. But ownership of waterfront property was hotly contested. In an 1856 dispute over land titles, a county official shot a an outspoken newspaperman, prompting a group of merchants to organize the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance. The committee, which met in secret, fed biased stories to the newspapers, depicting itself as a necessary substitute for incompetent law enforcement. But its actual purpose was quite different. In Dirty Deeds, historian Nancy J. Taniguchi draws on the 1856 Committee’s minutes—long lost until she unearthed them—to present the first clear picture of its actions and motivations. San Francisco’s real estate comprised a patchwork of land grants left from the Spanish and Mexican governments—grants that had been appropriated and sold over and over. Even after the establishment of a federal board in 1851 to settle the complicated California claims, land titles remained confused, and most of the land in the city belonged to no one. The acquisition of key waterfront properties in San Francisco by an ambitious politician motivated the thirty-odd merchants who called themselves “the Executives” of the Vigilance Committee to go directly after these parcels. Despite the organization’s assertion of working on behalf of law and order, its tactics—kidnapping, forced deportations, and even murder—went far beyond the bounds of law. For more than a century, scholars have accepted the vigilantes’ self-serving claims to honorable motives. Dirty Deeds tells the real story, in which a band of men took over a city in an attempt to control the most valuable land on the West Coast. Ranging far beyond San Francisco, the 1856 Vigilance Committee’s activities affected events on the East Coast, in Central America, and in courts throughout the United States even after the Civil War.
No dirty deed goes unnoticed in a seductive game of cat and mouse. But for Alec and Gaige, the wrong move could get them killed. Alec Drummond didn’t make his billions by playing nice—or by playing much at all. When it comes to pleasure, Alec only has time for whatever’s quick and easy, which is exactly what he gets from his company’s hot new computer genius. But Gaige Owens isn’t some pushover. He pushes back, and it’s giving Alec a rush. The question is, could Gaige be the one who’s leaking trade secrets? Just to be safe, Alec keeps him close at hand . . . night and day. Gaige never thought he’d roll over for a man like Alec again, but who could resist sex this mind-blowing? Then there’s the draw of Alec’s mysterious side: his cutthroat ambition, his covert CIA connections, and the murder in his past. For Gaige, a deeper look proves an irresistible temptation. But when Gaige and Alec are stripped of their defenses by an unseen danger, everything they don’t know could bring them closer together—or tear them apart. Only one thing is certain: Before it’s all over, someone’s going down. Fall in love with the men of HelenKay Dimon’s thrilling novels: MR. AND MR. SMITH | THE TALENTED MR. RIVERS | GUARDING MR. FINE This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Two seasoned operatives finally meet their match: each other. Cillian works for the mysterious Special Branch 20: an organization that runs black ops commissioned by the British government. His specialty is deep undercover assignments with virtually no support. He's been alone for so long that he no longer knows anything else. Mal's also used to being alone. Wanted in several states and even more countries, he's not allowed in the vicinity of any of his former Navy SEAL teammates. And his current assignment is to track Cillian in order to discover the spook's endgame. Except he's no longer sure which one of them is getting played. Cillian isn't about to let the mission that's consumed him for the past several years crumble because an outsider is poking around where he doesn't belong. But Mal forces his way through Cillian's defenses — and into his heart — exposing a devastating betrayal that could destroy them both.
Author: Paul Anderson
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Release Date: 2012-11-29
Genre: True Crime
An inside account of some of Australia’s most gruesome and recent crime cases. Go inside a maximum security jail unit to learn why feared prisoner Matthew Charles Johnson murdered drug boss Carl Williams in the most brutal way possible. Question how a two-time killer was allowed the freedom to murder his third innocent victim, dismembering her in a bathtub and throwing the body out to sea. Read these and many more true stories but beware, Dirty Deeds: Justice Prevails is not for the faint hearted.
An Eye for an Eye As owner of Dirty Deeds, a tech-savvy company specializing in the age-old art of revenge, Eden Smith knows first-hand that secrecy is critical. But when a dead body washes up on the shores of Lake Michigan clutching her business card, Eden’s well-constructed world begins to fall apart. Apparently, she’s not the only one with a passion for payback, and staying alive to outsmart a killer has become her most important job of all. A Game for a Game Hardened homicide detective Kelly Riordan is convinced Eden Smith is hiding more than she’s willing to admit. Years on the force have taught him that nothing is what it seems, and that couldn’t be truer than when it comes to investigating the alluring owner of a revenge-for-hire business. But revealing her past could put everything Eden has worked for in jeopardy. And trusting a man like Riordan goes against the very instincts that have kept her alive this long.
Author: Pete Mercer
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
Release Date: 2009-05-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Pete Mercer takes us on an unforgettable journey through the dangerous backstreets of 21st-century Iraq, and reveals that the realities of the ongoing War on Terror are not all that they seem.Northern Iraq, 2004 - a lawless region so dangerous the regular coalition armies were reluctant to put their soliders in harm's way. Enter the 'civilian contractors': private armies in all but name. Working alongside the US Army, men from all corners of the globe volunteered to risk their lives day after day fighting someone else's war - and all for a few bucks and a suntan...One of these mercenaries was Pete Mercer. An ex-Royal Marine and former member of the navy's elite SBS, Pete's been to some pretty hot places but even he didn't know what to expect. During 15 months of high-tempo missions putting him literally right on the firing line, the frenetic life of the mercenary changed from one week to the next. Only the constants remained: dirt, danger, excitement, and the ever-present gallows humour in the face of huge casualty rates. Sent on suicidal runs designed to draw out the enemy insurgents, Pete's team were expendable men, charged with making the hard yards on behalf of the most sophisticated army in the world. Any when the orders started coming right from the top - from the CIA itself - things really started to heat up...
The second dark, twisted and dangerously hot Dirty Angels book from the author of The Artists Trilogy, The Pact, and Love, in English. Set in the world of lawless, lethal Mexico, fans of Joanna Wylde, Kristen Proby and Tarryn Fisher will be blown away by this electrifying series. Beautiful Mexican air hostess Alana Bernal is accustomed to men falling at her feet. And with her messed-up family, she's used to tragedy following her around. But she's never experienced love - real, rip-your-heart-out, all-consuming love. That's until she meets Derek Conway - a hard-bodied American ex-soldier with steely eyes and a commanding presence. A chance encounter in Puerto Vallarta, and a weekend of hot sex and mindless passion, leads to something more - something deadly. Because Derek isn't the type of man to fall in love, or stick around. And he's not in Mexico for a holiday. He's a heartless killer-for-hire who does ugly jobs for the highest bidder. And for Alana and Derek, the highest bidder has the power to bring their world crashing down around them. The highest bidder can destroy everything. Look out for Dirty Promises, Book Three in the explosive Dirty Angels series. And don't miss The Artists Trilogy, for more wild, intoxicating action.
In the holiday season, Pigeon Cove bustles with big parties that create even bigger messes—and everyone wants cleaning wiz Sky Taylor to help with the aftermath. But when events turn from dirty to deadly, will she have the right solvent at her disposal? Between her newspaper column and her cleaning clients, Sky is on her way to a stable, self-sufficient life. All she needs now is a contract to clean City Hall. What she doesn’t need is another messy murder investigation. What does she get? Both. The body of Kyle Fipps, real estate developer and wannabe actor, is the untidiest remnant of the Art Association’s annual holiday bash. With his pack of scheming enemies, and a smattering of even less trustworthy friends, it’s very likely he was murdered. But when the investigation leads straight to City Hall, will Sky be the next one getting swept under the rug?
"Love! That's the four letter word to describe how I felt about this unique, sexy story. J. Daniels' hottest book to date."---Penelope Ward, New York Times bestselling author Fate. Hate. Love. Lies.Which four letter word will change their lives forever? Sydney Paige was never so mortified to hear the words "wrong number" in her life. She meant to tell off the guy who broke her best friend's heart, but unleashed her anger on a perfect stranger instead. And now her world is turned upside down by the captivating man who wants to keep her on the line. Brian Savage is living a life he's quickly come to hate-until Sydney's wild rant has him hooked and hungry for more. Soon the sexy woman on the phone becomes the lover in his bed. But Brian has secrets, and the closer he lets Syd get, the harder it is to shield her from the devastating mistakes of his past . . .