Luxe

Author: Ashley Antoinette
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780349414874
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Genre: Fiction

Bleu Montclair knew as a young girl that she would one day escape the hard, unrelenting streets of Flint, Michigan, and when her desperate prayers are answered in the form of a scholarship to UCLA, she knows she's struck gold. But soon after she arrives there, all her beautiful dreams begin to fall apart. Endless temptations abound in the form of cars, clothes, booze and drugs, and Bleu cannot keep up. When her roommate gives her the opportunity to make a lot of money fast, Bleu goes all in - and heads straight down a path of violence and addiction that only her newest protector, Iman, can save her from. Iman is used to the fast, unpredictable, high-rolling life, and it's always been enough . . . until he meets Bleu. He finally has something and someone to care for that means more to him than all the money and power he could ever command. Love in the streets is never easy . . . and there is more than one way to get hurt. Praise for Ashley Antoinette: 'Caution: will leave you breathless. It's that intense' Essence Magazine on Luxe 'Antoinette will have readers hooked on this edgy, twisting tale of innocence lost' Booklist on Luxe '[Ashley and JaQuavis] may just be the most successful literary couple in America' New York Times T Magazine '[T]he duo is taking the world of street literature by storm' Rolling Out Magazine 'A fast-paced tale [and] addition to a well-known author's long list of extremely popular tales' Library Journal

Rumors

Author: Anna Godbersen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061757047
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Gossip Girl meets the Gilded Age in this delicious and compelling novel, the second in the New York Times bestselling series from author Anna Godbersen. As old friends become rivals, Manhattan’s most dazzling socialites find their futures threatened by whispers from the past. In this delicious sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Luxe, nothing is more dangerous than a scandal...or more precious than a secret. True love. False friends. Scandalous gossip. This is Manhattan, 1899. After bidding good-bye to New York’s brightest star, Elizabeth Holland, rumors continue to fly about her untimely demise. All eyes are on those closest to the dearly departed: her mischievous sister, Diana, now the family’s only hope for redemption; New York’s most notorious cad, Henry Schoonmaker, the flame Elizabeth never extinguished; the seductive Penelope Hayes, poised to claim all that her best friend left behind—including Henry; even Elizabeth’s scheming former maid, Lina Broud, who discovers that while money matters and breeding counts, gossip is the new currency. “Mystery, romance, jealousy, betrayal, humor, and gorgeous, historically accurate details. I couldn’t put The Luxe down!” —Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Gossip Girl series

Luxe Two A LaLa Land Addiction

Author: Ashley Antoinette
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466874893
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Fiction

Bleu is addicted...addicted to the luxe life and it has led her down a road of self-destruction. She knows what it feels like to be turned out by the game. With a crack cocaine addiction that she can’t seem to escape, she is desperate for a savior. Her problem is she has two great loves that want to come to her rescue. When her best friend, Noah comes searching for her she is faced with a dilemma. Will she let him save her? Or will she stick with the kingpin, Iman, who has loved her since their first encounter? Or will both men lose her to a love she can’t get rid of...one that abuses her...and one that will be the death of her...the love of the high, in Luxe Two: A La La Land Addiction by New York Times bestselling author Ashley Antoinette.

Envy

Author: Anna Godbersen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061985589
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Gossip Girl meets the Gilded Age in this delicious and compelling novel, the third in the New York Times bestselling series from author Anna Godbersen. In the thrilling third installment of Anna Godbersen’s bestselling Luxe series, Manhattan’s most envied residents appear to have everything they desire: Wealth. Beauty. Happiness. But sometimes the most practiced smiles hide the most scandalous secrets. Jealous whispers. Old rivalries. New betrayals. This is Manhattan, 1899. Two months after Elizabeth Holland’s dramatic homecoming, Manhattan eagerly awaits her return to the pinnacle of society. When Elizabeth refuses to rejoin her sister Diana’s side, however, those watching New York’s favorite family begin to suspect that all is not as it seems behind the stately doors of No. 17 Gramercy Park South. Farther uptown, Henry and Penelope Schoonmaker are the city’s most celebrated couple. But despite the glittering diamond ring on Penelope’s finger, the newlyweds share little more than scorn for each other. And while the newspapers call Penelope’s social-climbing best friend, Carolina Broad, an heiress, her fortune—and her fame—is anything but secure. “Mystery, romance, jealousy, betrayal, humor, and gorgeous, historically accurate details. I couldn’t put The Luxe down!” —Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Gossip Girl series

Splendor

Author: Anna Godbersen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061935905
Release Date: 2009-10-27
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Gossip Girl meets the Gilded Age in this delicious and compelling novel, the fourth and final book in the New York Times bestselling series from author Anna Godbersen. In the dramatic conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Luxe series, Manhattan’s most dazzling socialites chase dreams, cling to promises, and tempt fate. Only one question remains: Will they fade away or will they shine ever brighter? New beginnings. Shocking revelations. Unexpected endings. This is Manhattan, 1899. As spring turns into summer, Elizabeth relishes her new role as a young wife, while her sister, Diana, searches for adventure abroad. But when a surprising clue about their father’s death comes to light, the Holland girls wonder at what cost a life of splendor comes. Carolina Broad, society’s newest darling fans a flame from her past, oblivious to how it might burn her future. Penelope Schoonmaker is finally Manhattan royalty—but when a real prince visits the city, she covets a title that comes with a crown. Her husband, Henry, bravely went to war, only to discover that his father’s rule extends well beyond New York’s shores and that fighting for love may prove a losing battle. “Mystery, romance, jealousy, betrayal, humor, and gorgeous, historically accurate details. I couldn’t put The Luxe down!” —Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Gossip Girl series

Destructive Gods A Luxe Novel

Author: H. Q. Frost
Publisher:
ISBN: 1483544389
Release Date: 2014
Genre:

*WARNING* This work of fiction is intended for a mature audience only. Do not purchase if descriptive sexual situations, violence, drugs, homosexuality, and explicit language offends you. *NOT A PARANORMAL READ* His life has an already content paved out future with another woman, and Her life is safer on the recluse side with another man. Neith.

No Regrets Coyote A Novel

Author: John Dufresne
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393240696
Release Date: 2013-07-15
Genre: Fiction

“A very cool ride. If Raymond Chandler was reincarnated as a novelist in South Florida, he couldn’t nail it any better than Dufresne.”—Carl Hiaasen On Christmas Eve in Eden, Florida, Wylie “Coyote” Melville, therapist and forensic consultant, is summoned to a horrific crime scene. Five members of the Halliday family have been brutally killed. Wylie’s rare talent is an ability to read a crime scene, consider the evidence seen and unseen, and determine what’s likely to have happened. The police are soon convinced that the deaths were a murder-suicide carried out by a broken and desperate Chafin Halliday, but Wylie’s not so sure. As Wylie begins his own investigation with the help of his friend Bay Lettique—a poker-playing sleight-of-hand artist with links to the Everglades County underworld—he discovers a web of corruption involving the police union, Ponzi-scheming lawyers, county politicians, and the Russian mob. What follows is a heart-stopping, edgy novel that introduces a completely original crime solver.

LIFE

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Release Date: 1937-01-18
Genre:

LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Oscar Wilde s Decorated Books

Author: Nicholas Frankel
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472110691
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Art

"This book will appeal to specialists of Oscar Wilde and the Victorian fin de siecle, to textual and literary scholars, art historians, and linguistic philosophers interested in the graphical nature of the linguistic sign."--BOOK JACKET.

Suspense

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521823531
Release Date: 2011-04-28
Genre: Fiction

An authoritative and fully annotated edition of Conrad's last novel.

The Luxe

Author: Anna Godbersen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061345661
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In Manhattan in 1899, five teens of different social classes lead dangerously scandalous lives, despite the strict rules of society and the best-laid plans of parents and others.

The Handsome Man s De Luxe Caf

Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781405520607
Release Date: 2014-09-18
Genre: Fiction

Even the arrival of her baby can't hold Mma Makutsi back from success in the workplace, and so no sooner than she becomes a full partner in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - in spite of Mma Ramotswe's belated claims that she is only 'an assistant full partner' - she also launches a new enterprise of her own: the Handsome Man's De Luxe Café. Grace Makutsi is a lady with a business plan, but who could predict temperamental chefs, drunken waiters and more? Luckily, help is at hand, from the only person in Gaborone more gently determined than Mma Makutsi . . . Mma Ramotswe, of course.

Club Luxe 1 The Private Room

Author: Olivia Noble
Publisher: Olivia Noble
ISBN:
Release Date:
Genre: Fiction

Victoria Chase is Chicago’s hottest new reporter, looking to make the scoop of the century. Rumor has it that in the bowels of the city lies a private sex club for the wealthy elite. Willing to do anything for a story, she infiltrates the club, determined to uncover this urban legend. She didn’t expect to run into him: Malcolm Cage. The famous billionaire bad boy is the king of Club Luxe. Every Friday night, he reigns supreme over untold sinful pleasures in his underground kingdom. His one rule? He never participates and only watches—until he sees Victoria. She sets his body and soul on fire, and Malcolm does not plan on letting her go. Can Victoria keep it professional and get her story? Or will her heart betray her under Malcolm’s smoldering gaze?