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

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

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 A Luxe Novel

Author: Anna Godbersen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061345722
Release Date: 2009-01-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

It's Manhattan, 1899, and all of society is eagerly watching the Hollands, the Hayeses, and the Schoonmakers to see what kind of drama the great families' sons and daughters will stir up next.

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

Herz verspielt

Author: Simone Elkeles
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 9783641129026
Release Date: 2014-05-12
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Als ihr Freund sie betrügt, indem er als Quarterback beim Erzrivalen anheuert, sieht die Football- Spielerin Ashtyn rot. Wenn sie die Meisterschaft nicht gewinnt, kann sie sich ihr Sportstipendium abschminken und wird in diesem elenden Nest in Illinois verschimmeln! Eine Idee muss her, um diese Schmach für das Team auszubügeln. Schnell hat Ashtyn einen genialen Plan ... Einziger Nachteil: Sie müsste diesen Bad Boy Derek einweihen. Einen Typen, der Ärger magisch anzieht. Sie weiß, es ist ein Spiel mit dem Feuer. Aber hat sie eine andere Wahl?

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

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.

Eine Frage der H flichkeit

Author: Amor Towles
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843713672
Release Date: 2016-05-13
Genre: Fiction

New York, Neujahr 1937: Die beiden Freundinnen Kate und Eve – zwei Provinzschönheiten, die die Welt erobern wollen – gabeln in einer Jazzkneipe den charmanten Tinker Grey auf. Er trägt Kaschmir und scheint Single zu sein – ein Sechser im Lotto. Eine turbulente Freundschaft à trois beginnt. Die beiden jungen Frauen weisen Tinker in die geheime Kunst des Schnorrens ein, und Tinker revanchiert sich, indem er sie in die feinsten Clubs der City ausführt. Erst als das beschwingte Dauerabenteuer jäh durch einen Unfall beendet wird, stellt sich für Kate die Frage, wer eigentlich in wen verliebt ist – und was das Leben wirklich ausmacht.

Wolfskrieg

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644406490
Release Date: 2019-04-16
Genre: Fiction

Ein Hilferuf aus Mercien erreicht den Krieger Uhtred. Er soll einer belagerten Stadt zur Hilfe kommen. Doch der Notruf war nur eine List, um ihn aus Northumbrien fortzulocken. Dort ist unterdessen ein furchtbarer Gegner eingefallen, der Nordmann Sköll Grimmarson, an seiner Seite ein gefürchteter Zauber und ein Heer von Úlfhéðnar: Wolfskriegern, die vor nichts zurückschrecken, wenn sie, von den Tränken und Salben des Zauberers befeuert, in die Schlacht reiten. Zurück in der Heimat erfährt Uhtred, dass Sköll seine Tochter getötet hat. Der Schmerz bringt ihn fast um. Doch wer Rache will, muss kühl und klug sein ...

Trau dich endlich

Author: Carly Phillips
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641062651
Release Date: 2011-03-02
Genre: Fiction

Der große Auftakt zur neuen Serie der Bestsellerautorin Kein Mensch glaubt heutzutage noch an Flüche! Das dachte Gabrielle zumindest, bis sie von ihrer großen Liebe Derek sitzen gelassen wurde. Und das aus Angst vor einem alten Familienzauber. Was für ein Unsinn! Als Gabrielle ihren Ex-Lover nach einigen Jahren wieder trifft, lässt sie sich erneut auf eine heiße Affäre mit ihm ein. Aber ist Derek diesmal bereit, zu seiner Liebe zu stehen?

Angst vorm Sterben

Author: Erica Jong
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104036724
Release Date: 2016-02-25
Genre: Fiction

Erica Jongs neuer Roman ›Angst vorm Sterben‹ über die aufregendsten Themen des Lebens: Sex und Tod Ein Buch über das richtige Leben, die eigene Endlichkeit, Liebe und sexuelle Erfüllung: für alle Frauen zwischen 30 und 80 Jahren. ›Angst vorm Sterben‹ ist die große Sensation nach ›Angst vorm Fliegen‹. Die coole New Yorkerin Vanessa Wonderman trennen rund zwanzig Jahre von ihrem älteren Ehemann und ihrer vergangenen Schauspielkarriere. Das Alter macht sie zunehmend unsichtbar und irgendwie ist ihr die Leidenschaft ihrer Jugend abhandengekommen. Der Tod ihrer Eltern klopft schon leise an, ihr Ehemann Asher bricht zusammen und ihr Pudel Belinda stirbt. Während Vanessa sich um ihre Familie kümmert und von Krankenhaus zu Krankenhaus hetzt, wird ihr Hunger nach Leben größer. Sie sehnt sich nach Körperlichkeit und ist bereit, für ihre Phantasien einiges auszuprobieren. Um dem Alter und dem nahenden Tod, der sie umgibt, zu entfliehen, macht sie sich mutig auf die Suche nach einer Affäre. Ihre Sehnsucht nach Leben, Glück und Leidenschaft treibt sie in die skurrile Welt des New Yorker Datingjungles und eröffnet ihr tiefe Einsichten in die großen Fragen des Lebens. Die Ikone der sexuellen Befreiung der Frau, Erica Jong, die mit ihrem Roman ›Angst vorm Fliegen‹ weltberühmt wurde, packt schonungslos und unverblümt die großen Themen des Lebens an. Komisch, heiter, mutig – bei Erica Jong geht es um alles: das richtige Leben, Liebe, den Frieden mit der eigenen Endlichkeit – und wie sie davon erzählt, ist einzigartig.

LIFE

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Release Date: 1937-01-18
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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.