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.
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.
In southern California it’s raining crime—and psychologist Christina McMullen could use an umbrella. Her clients are crazy, her on-again-off-again relationship with LAPD lieutenant Jack Rivera has just started heating up again, and now Rivera’s womanizing dad has come calling—asking Chrissy to investigate a mysterious death that might haunt his next campaign: for president of the United States. Soon Chrissy is investigating not one “accidental” death, but two—until she stumbles on a trail of bodies littering Senator Rivera’s distinguished career. As she untangles a web of high-stakes lies, Chrissy believes that she’s found the secret to a serial killer’s underground campaign. The killer has a list, a motive, and the perfect disguise—the only question is: who’s next? From the Paperback edition.
Hot Mess is a compilation of poems both old and new. Franks writes poetry inspired by events of her life. There are ups and downs; some are easy to read and understand while others may be more complex but all of them written from the heart and soul.
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.
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.
Hollywood's hottest mess gets a shot at redemption—and a chance to star alongside Tinseltown's most sought-after silver fox. But when their on-screen acting becomes a scorching-hot, forbidden offscreen romance, she discovers he's hiding a dark secret behind his carefully crafted public image. All the dirty details of former child star Carly Klein's fall from Hollywood grace were tabloid news…and they only knew about half of it. But now she's sober and grasping at the last chance to revive her flatlined career. Devon Hayes is Hollywood royalty. Branded the sexiest man alive, granted his first shot at producing, he's living a life most only dream of. But his offscreen reality is more like a nightmare and makes the twisted tales in his movie plots look tame. When Carly and Devon are cast opposite each other, Carly is pretty sure Devon is an asshole. Devon is certain Carly is a spoiled brat. But with chemistry that would make a nun lust like a schoolgirl, these two are DTF. Classic. As their broken parts begin to pull them together, on-screen love turns…could it be? Into the real thing. Faced with the prying paparazzi, vindictive agents and career-ending secrets, Devon and Carly have already sacrificed their souls for fame. Living a lie in public is a small price to pay for ecstasy in private…for now. Part One of Two. The story continues in Total Trainwreck. Don't miss it!
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.
An "Essence" bestseller from the author of "Sins, Secrets & Success." Candice, Amber, and Toi are three young black women who have risen above life on the streets. Successful entrepreneurs, they are at the top of their game, but they will soon find that money does not always equal happiness.
Go deeper than ever into a world of surrender and control. Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey and the works of Sylvia Day and J. Kenner have turned the wicked, wild novels of Stacey Kennedy into a USA Today bestselling series, where powerful men and beautiful women play out their hottest fantasies at Club Sin, an elite BDSM dungeon in Las Vegas. Now the first six electrifying novels are together in one red-hot eBook bundle: CLAIMED BARED DESIRED FREED TAMED COMMANDED Also includes an excerpt from Stacey Kennedy’s latest Club Sin novel, Mine! Meet the men of Club Sin . . . Dmitri Pratt, a Master who unleashes his lover’s wildest inhibitions with each careful, calculated caress; Aidan Knight, whose dominant façade conceals a devastating loss, something he instantly recognizes in his personally trained sub; Kyler Morgan, lusting after new blood as a Dom who hasn’t had a real challenge in a long time. . . . and the women who love them. Presley Flynn, who’s ripe to experience her secret fantasies and determined to surrender to her every desire; Ella Snow, beautiful, inhibited, and innocent in the ways of submission and domination; Mary Schmidt, who cannot bear to embrace her needs with another Dom—until a man who exudes temptation reawakens passions she can no longer deny. Club Sin is intended for mature audiences. Praise for the Club Sin series “Claimed sucked me in! Stacey Kennedy weaves together the intense BDSM lifestyle with the soft touch of a sweeter, more traditional love story in a novel with an engaging heroine at its heart.”—J. Kenner “Bared is a seductively haunting tale of control and surrender that will tantalize existing fans of the series while enticing new readers into the passionate world of Club Sin.”—Eliza Gayle “Desired is sexy, sensual, and totally seductive. Stacey Kennedy sure knows how to make a girl swoon.”—Tracy Wolff “Freed is fabulous! Stacey Kennedy’s a master at creating steamy and heartwarming romance, where the BDSM lifestyle is inextricably bound with compelling emotion and unforgettable characters!”—Virna DePaul “Tamed is sexy, sinful, and addictive. You won’t want to put this book down!”—Jen McLaughlin “Commanded is erotic, exotic, and suspenseful. I couldn’t put it down!”—USA Today bestselling author Serena Bell
Author: David F. Labaree
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2017-04-21
Read the news about America’s colleges and universities—rising student debt, affirmative action debates, and conflicts between faculty and administrators—and it’s clear that higher education in this country is a total mess. But as David F. Labaree reminds us in this book, it’s always been that way. And that’s exactly why it has become the most successful and sought-after source of learning in the world. Detailing American higher education’s unusual struggle for survival in a free market that never guaranteed its place in society—a fact that seemed to doom it in its early days in the nineteenth century—he tells a lively story of the entrepreneurial spirit that drove American higher education to become the best. And the best it is: today America’s universities and colleges produce the most scholarship, earn the most Nobel prizes, hold the largest endowments, and attract the most esteemed students and scholars from around the world. But this was not an inevitability. Weakly funded by the state, American schools in their early years had to rely on student tuition and alumni donations in order to survive. This gave them tremendous autonomy to seek out sources of financial support and pursue unconventional opportunities to ensure their success. As Labaree shows, by striving as much as possible to meet social needs and fulfill individual ambitions, they developed a broad base of political and financial support that, grounded by large undergraduate programs, allowed for the most cutting-edge research and advanced graduate study ever conducted. As a result, American higher education eventually managed to combine a unique mix of the populist, the practical, and the elite in a single complex system. The answers to today’s problems in higher education are not easy, but as this book shows, they shouldn’t be: no single person or institution can determine higher education’s future. It is something that faculty, administrators, and students—adapting to society’s needs—will determine together, just as they have always done.