Author: J. Kenner
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2016-07-12
From the New York Times bestselling author of the beloved, million-copy selling Stark series, comes Hottest Mess, the provocative second book in the Stark S.I.N. series. For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, Sylvia Day, Meredith Wild and Jodi Ellen Malpas. No one can know about our love - and hiding only makes it hotter. Dallas Sykes has a reputation. He is known for his parties, his money and the countless women on his arm. Yet the Dallas I know is a different man - darker, smarter and unbearably sexy. Just one look from him can leave me breathless; the anticipation of his touch can make me lose control. Inextricably bound by our past, we keep each other's secrets. And while there are people who have the power to hurt us, it's the truth that threatens us most of all. Dallas can be mine only behind closed doors, our passion as searing as it is forbidden. Yet nothing in this world has ever felt so desperately, deliciously right. Don't miss the entire sexy Stark S.I.N. series: Dirtiest Secret, Hottest Mess and Sweetest Taboo. Find out how it all began for Damien and Nikki Stark in J. Kenner's hot and addictive bestselling Stark series: Release Me, Claim Me, Complete Me, Take Me, Have Me, Play My Game, Seduce Me, Unwrap Me and Deepest Kiss. Return to the smoking hot Stark world with the Stark International trilogy: Say My Name, On My Knees and Under My Skin is the explosively emotional story of Jackson Steele and Sylvia Brooks. Don't miss J. Kenner's sizzling Most Wanted series of three enigmatic and powerful men, and the striking women who can bring them to their knees: Wanted, Heated and Ignited.
Author: J. Kenner
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2016-04-19
From the New York Times bestselling author of the beloved, million-copy selling Stark series, comes Dirtiest Secret, the provocative first book in the Stark S.I.N. series. For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, Sylvia Day, Meredith Wild and Jodi Ellen Malpas. It was wrong for us to be together, but it was even harder to be apart. The memory of Dallas Sykes burns inside of me. Everyone knows him as a notorious playboy, a man for whom women and money are no object. But to me, he's still the one man I desperately crave - yet the one I can never have. Dallas knows me better than anyone else. We bear the same scars, the same darkness in our past. I thought I could move on by staying away, but now that we're drawn together once more, I can't fight the force of our attraction or the temptation to make him mine. We've tried to maintain control, not letting ourselves give in to desire. And for so long we've told ourselves no - but now it's finally time to say yes. Don't miss the entire sexy Stark S.I.N. series: Dirtiest Secret, Hottest Mess and Sweetest Taboo. Find out how it all began for Damien and Nikki Stark in J. Kenner's hot and addictive bestselling Stark series: Release Me, Claim Me, Complete Me, Take Me, Have Me, Play My Game, Seduce Me, Unwrap Me and Deepest Kiss. Return to the smoking hot Stark world with the Stark International trilogy: Say My Name, On My Knees and Under My Skin is the explosively emotional story of Jackson Steele and Sylvia Brooks. Don't miss J. Kenner's sizzling Most Wanted series of three enigmatic and powerful men, and the striking women who can bring them to their knees: Wanted, Heated and Ignited.
Author: J. Kenner
Release Date: 2016
"Dallas Sykes is a 32-year-old playboy. The adopted son of a department store magnate, he caught the attention of the media as a child and has continued to appear as the face of the tabloids ever since. That's the Dallas that the world knows. But the real Dallas Skyes is a man with dark secrets and a painful past; whose heart and soul belong to a woman he cannot have. A woman who once upon a time ran to him for comfort and now goes out of her way to avoid him"--
Dare to Believe Every woman struggles to believe she is who God says she is and to believe the stunning promises He whispers to her heart. But when you're a hot mess (and we all are to one degree or another), it's hard to imagine things can be different—that you can be different. Author Julie Gillies has experienced broken dreams, trauma, and plenty of drama, but she has also encountered the holy hope and promises of God. She longs to help you... understand your identity in Christ instead of believing "I'll always be this way" embrace your true significance instead of feeling less-than hold on to peace instead of freaking out when hard things keep happening grasp your God-given destiny and begin walking in it It's not that God doesn't bless hot messes. (If that were the case, where would any of us be?) But you don't have to remain a hot mess. It's time to receive and experience God's hope and promises in a fresh way! Includes questions for group study or personal reflection.
A Hot Mess: How to Go From Being a Hot Mess to Happy Success by Bo Bradley This transformational manuscript in the self-help genre will help readers conceptualize and systematically realize a life of daily transformation previously unfathomable in thoughts. Think Melody Beattie meets Portia (DeRossi) DeGeneres. Millions of codependent people are inspired by the desire to fully recover from their codependency, yet they are disheartened by the feeling that they will always be “in recovery.” Bo Bradley’s deeply personal and revealing story of how her character Rebecca became codependent in the first place and how she then learned to fully recover from it will leave readers with renewed hope, easy-to-implement tools to fully recover for themselves, and a greater understanding of their own strength and divine purpose. This book takes readers beyond the twelve steps and teaches them to care for themselves and others in a deeper, richer, and more fulfilling way.
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-04-04
From Harold Bloom, one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time as well as a beloved professor who has taught the Bard for over half a century, an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of Falstaff—Shakespeare’s greatest enduring and complex comedic character. Falstaff is both a comic and tragic central protagonist in Shakespeare’s three Henry plays: Henry IV, Parts One and Two, and Henry V. He is companion to Prince Hal (the future Henry V), who loves him, goads, him, teases him, indulges his vast appetites, and commits all sorts of mischief with him—some innocent, some cruel. Falstaff can be lewd, funny, careless of others, a bad creditor, an unreliable friend, and in the end, devastatingly reckless in his presumption of loyalty from the new King. Award-winning author and beloved professor Harold Bloom writes about Falstaff with the deepest compassion and sympathy and also with unerring wisdom. He uses the relationship between Falstaff and Hal to explore the devastation of severed bonds and the heartbreak of betrayal. Just as we encounter one type of Anna Karenina or Jay Gatsby when we are young adults and another when we are middle-aged, Bloom writes about his own shifting understanding of Falstaff over the course of his lifetime. Ultimately we come away with a deeper appreciation of this profoundly complex character, and the book as a whole becomes an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our humanity. Bloom is mesmerizing in the classroom, wrestling with the often tragic choices Shakespeare’s characters make. He delivers that kind of exhilarating intimacy and clarity in Falstaff, inviting us to look at a character as a flawed human who might live in our world. The result is deeply intimate and utterly compelling.
Riley Sinclair has man problems. Trouble is, everyone has one but her. After years on the sidelines at weddings, the head of Sinclair Construction now sits home alone on what used to be girls night. Her only companions are television, a bottle of wine and a crush on a stranger she doesn't have the guts to approach. Too bad she isn't more like the daring heroine of her favorite show Hot Mess. Men want to bed and wed the glamorous Delilah Cole, while rough-around-the-edges Riley is relegated to the friend zone. Enter the perfect solution - an interactive app where the star of Hot Mess dishes style, beauty and relationship advice guaranteed to transform any woman into a man magnet. Riley re-invents herself, and thanks to the app, is on the brink of landing her dream man...and another she didn't count on. Soon Riley's embroiled in her own hot mess and has to choose between the Cinderella fairytale with the man she wants or the soul deep passion found only in the arms of the man she needs.
Author: Monica M. White
Release Date: 2011-02-22
Jessica Lloyd has three goals: earn a criminal justice degree from the University of New Orleans, save money, and marry a respectable man. But her best-laid plans falter when her sister, Crystal, dies unexpectedly. Jessica’s world falls apart, and she drops out of school. Trying to escape the deep feelings of grief, Jessica moves to Indiana. But life there is not what she imagines, and she finds herself lost and confused. As if losing her younger sister isn’t enough tragedy, she stumbles through life with two failed marriages and two children. With all of the trials in her life, Jessica begins to doubt her faith in God; she wonders if God has given up on answering her prayers. As Jessica’s life falls apart and she experiences an unbelievable chain of events, she will either follow the tricks of the devil in disguise or listen carefully to discover what God truly wants for her. My Cross to Bear follows one family’s journey through its trials and is a story of both reconciliation and love.
While at her exhibition, artist Kaya meets the alluring Seven Prescott, billionaire heir to the LX Energy dynasty in Houston. The chemistry is impossible for Kaya to ignore and before she can blink Seven has her upstairs in the museum getting dirty on a table. They spend the night together and though she likes Seven, and the sex is great, Kaya lacks an emotional connection with her wealthy suitor and immediately realizes she doesn’t want things to go further. While having dinner with Seven and his parents, Kaya meets Seven’s best friend Brandon and the two fall hard for each other. Convinced Brandon is her soulmate, Kaya dumps Seven for a chance at true love not knowing it’s a decision she’ll soon regret. After failed attempts to get her back, Seven declares war on Kaya using every weapon at his disposal, including his money and power, to make her life a living hell. Search Terms: Thrillers, bwwm romance, bwwm, interracial romance, interracial, suspense, multicultural romance, dark romance, billionaire romance, alpha male romance
In the tradition of Blackout and Permanent Midnight, a darkly funny and revealing debut memoir of one woman's twenty-year battle with sex, drugs, and alcohol addiction, and what happens when she finally emerges on the other side. Growing up in Beverly Hills, Amy Dresner had it all: a top-notch private school education, the most expensive summer camps, and even a weekly clothing allowance. But at 24, she started dabbling in meth in San Francisco and unleashed a fiendish addiction monster. Soon, if you could snort it, smoke it, or have sex with, she did. Smart and charming, with Daddy's money to fall back on, she sort of managed to keep it all together. But on Christmas Eve 2011 all of that changed when, high on Oxycontin, she stupidly "brandished" a bread knife on her husband and was promptly arrested for "felony domestic violence with a deadly weapon." Within months, she found herself in the psych ward--and then penniless, divorced, and looking at 240 hours of court-ordered community service. For two years, assigned to a Hollywood Boulevard "chain gang," she swept up syringes (and worse) as she bounced from rehabs to halfway houses, all while struggling with sobriety, sex addiction, and starting over in her forties. In the tradition of Orange Is the New Black and Jerry Stahl's Permanent Midnight, Amy Dresner's My Fair Junkie is an insightful, darkly funny, and shamelessly honest memoir of one woman's battle with all forms of addiction, hitting rock bottom, and forging a path to a life worth living.
Hot Mess [n.] - someone attractive, who is often in disarray. Have you ever shown up to Sunday brunch still smelling of Saturday night? Chosen bed, Netflix and pizza over human contact? Stayed in your mold-ridden apartment because it's cheap? Meet your spirit animal, Ellie Knight. Her life isn't turning out exactly as she planned. She hates her job, her friends are coupling up and settling down, and her flatmates are just plain weird. Some people might say she's a hot mess but who really has their sh*t together anyway? For fans of Fleabag and Girls, this is a fresh and funny coming-of-age story with a single-girl heroine that will speak to millennials everywhere. Everyone is talking about Hot Mess - the hilarious laugh-out-loud Bridget Jones for a new generation: 'More lifestyle-affirming than Bridget Jones' Sarah Knight, author of The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck 'If you love dirty jokes, dating horror stories and hilarious dialogue, this book is for you' Emma Gannon, author and podcast host of Ctrl Alt Delete 'I laughed and sighed with recognition as I turned every page' Daisy Buchanan, author of How To Be a Grown-Up
Before Austin’s hotspot, The Fix on Sixth, became known for its sexy and fun Man of the Month calendar contest, the fictional downtown bar had already developed a reputation for fabulous drinks and mouthwatering bar bites—exactly the kind of venue to take a date and strike up a romance. Now it’s your chance to see exactly what’s on the menu … and to get a peek at the private lives of the men and women who not only work at The Fix, but who’ve made it the place to be in Austin, Texas. Join Man of the Month creator, New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner, and USA Today bestselling Southern food expert Suzanne Johnson as they guide you through their favorite bar bite and drink recipes served at The Fix on Sixth. Learn how to make the delicious bar bites that Tyree’s bar has become famous for. Whip up your favorite cocktail with the same flare as Cameron or Eric. And don’t forget to spend some time learning a little bit more about the private lives of your favorite characters in all new snippets and short stories! Most of all, come share a drink, a bite, and a laugh with us! We’re so glad you’re here. So pull up a chair, raise a glass, and dig in with your favorite Man of the Month characters, and meet a few new ones, too! Cheers!
Author: John Locke
Release Date: 2017-07
Vicky Armstrong, a famous, powerful executive, wants Dani Ripper to find her missing grandson, and Dani¿s eager for the case. Unfortunately, gangster Vinny The Prick¿s new girlfriend has also gone missing, and Dani can¿t say no to The Prick. Can she find a way to work both cases at the same time? Of course not! And yet¿ Hot Mess Express merges a hilarious road trip with a deadly, edge-of-your-seat revenge thriller that will keep you guessing till the very end. PRELIMINARY REVIEWS: ¿I¿ve never met John Locke and don¿t know a soul who has, but I picture him locked away in a rubber room deep below the earth¿s surface laughing maniacally as he punches the keyboard for hours at a time in hundred-words-per-minute bursts. I bet he takes infrequent breaks, and only to engage in deep, philosophical conversations with the occasional passing bug. In short, he¿s a nut, and of course I enjoyed Hot Mess Express, or whatever it¿s called. I love them all, God help me!¿ ¿Unlike the typical Dani Ripper books, this novel has all the elements of a Donovan Creed and Dr. Box, to go with the zaniness of Dani¿s character.¿ ¿The Lenny-Vicky subplot was riveting. Once it started, I was thoroughly invested in the story. Loved the twists and turns!¿