Curvy girl Cassidy Blue had her heart broken when she caught her fiance and her younger sister together. Despite the scandalous nature of their relationship, the town has chosen to pretend Cassidy never happened - well, everyone except Cassidy of course. Cassidy becomes untethered as she faces the impending nuptials, losing her grandmother's home to her sister who will inherit it after the wedding, a mother who can't choose between her daughters, and a town of romantics dead set on embracing the wedding even as it destroys Cassidy's heart.Cass finds distraction from her anger in an unlikely place - the arms of her ex-fiance's older brother, Jason King. Home for a few weeks from his city-boy, New York investor life, he quiets her mind by satisfying her body. For Cass, he's the perfect salve to heal her wounds. He's temporary and insatiable and seems to want a plus-sized girl like Cassidy as much as she needs his strength. He can't hurt her if she doesn't let him get close.But as they grow closer, temporary may not prove long enough.The Curvy Sister is a standalone, CURVES & CORSETS title for readers who want a world of beautiful girls with real curves and the hot men who love them. Curves & Corsets are steamy reads with heart and heartache, chance and adventure. The heroines are all plus-size beauties, curvacious, voluptuous, and voracious. These girls don't just have curves, they've got attitudes and are hell bent to be kissed every day and often.EXCERPT:He set my arm down into my lap and maybe it was my imagination that his fingers lingered against my cold, damp skin. He felt unbelievably hot, like a furnace kept on too long and too high in the dead of winter. He evaporated the cold right off me.A rumble of thunder, a flash of light, and rain enough to beat back the devil. It was his voice that drowned out the rush of blood in my ears and the near constant screaming I’d heard somewhere at the back of my mind since the day I discovered their ugly secret. What I didn’t want to hear was his sincerity or his encouragement. I didn’t want his pity or his comfort. I didn’t want to be the girl who needed that from anyone. It made me feel too much like a victim.“He deserved it, Cass. Tell you the truth, you were - ”I made him stop talking by kissing him.I snaked my wounded arm across the nape of his neck and kissed him like some kind of crazy person who goes around doing crazy things like kissing strange men. I pressed my mouth to match his, and for a whole lifetime he didn’t react. He sat stock frozen still, unresponsive to the urgent crush of my smaller lips against his. And then all at once his spine softened and his mouth accepted mine, turned a half degree to capture it more fully. His hands found my thighs and stroked them up and back down to my knees. He leaned into me. Action not reaction. The screaming in my thoughts cut off under the flooding sensations of mouth and hands and heat. All at once, like a light switch, and Jonathan and Bailey and that day in the barn vanished with the noise and all I could feel was Jason’s burning, wet body and the sound our mouths made when they pressed and came away to breathe.
"If you knew," he said suddenly, his voice low and intimate. "If you had any idea the things I dream about doing to you, you'd never forgive me. I'd kill another man for wanting what I want from you."Curvy girl Kat Koile has known Josh Murcek since she was twelve. He's her brother's best friend, the boy who tutored her in algebra and taught her to tie cherry stems with her tongue. He's also the first man to ever tie her up, tie her down, and teach her how to submit.Kat knows Josh's secret now-- he's a South River Dom and with all her heart she wants to be his. So when he breaks her heart into a million, billion pieces, she's not sure she'll ever be able to put it back together.Josh badly wants to be with her, but pulling her into his world is out of the question. She has never been with anyone like him, and if he has any say she never will. He'll do anything to protect her, even if it means losing her.The Curvy Submissive Series:GOING TOO FAR, #1GIRL IN PIECES, #2WANTING IT ALL, #3 (Coming Soon)
The storm brought Sean Castle once more to her doorstep and everything changed.Sean Castle was her first everything - her first kiss, her first love, and the first man to discover her passions and dominate them. He was also her first heartbreak. Six years later and he was back in her bed where he belonged.Someone was following her.Events begin to pile up that suggest someone is trying to sabotage Sean's restaurant opening and Kara begins to think someone is targeting her personally. The nature of the subtle stalking suggests the enemy is closer than they think. She's sure they know her secret.Marcus doesn't want to let her go.On top of everything, Marcus issues an ultimatum. Stay with him one more night and let him convince her to stay forever or he'll take Sean's restaurant from him. She knows he's powerful enough to ruin Wonderland. To save the dreams of the man she loves, she has no choice but to betray him.And if Sean finds out, she could lose him forever.SECRETS series:#1 Her Secret Pleasure#2 Her Secret Betrayal#3 Her Secret Power (Coming Soon)
What happens when the man you spend your nights with isn't the man you long for?For Kara Mahoney, all of her secrets are tied to one man - Sean Castle. He was her first everything - her first kiss, her first love, and the first man to discover her passions and dominate them. He was also the first to break her heart.Six years later and her nights are spent with wealthy Marcus Giovanni who takes full advantage of her vulnerability. He drives her wild, but he's not who she dreams about submitting to. Their complicated relationship is kept secret from the paparazzi who'd destroy her if they ever found out their city's favorite bachelor spent his nights with a curvy plus-sized nobody.Everything changes when Kara is invited to the opening of a restaurant called Wonderland and it turns out not only is Sean Castle the Chef de cuisine at Wonderland, he's also part owner with his brother Zach. When Kara and Sean are reunited in the days leading up to the grand opening, old passions become hard to resist. Sean struggles against reclaiming the girl he thought he'd given up six years before and Kara's body threatens to betray her by surrendering to the man she hates as much as she loves.
A steamy romance about a fairy tale love, carnival magic, and revenge...Serafine Moreau grew up on the grimy edges of cities that were never home, raised at the capricious whims of her bohemian, fortune teller mother. It wasn't a perfect life but it was theirs - until a stranger appeared one unremarkable autumn morning to steal the fortune teller's life and leave Sera with nothing but questions.Now alone, Sera wanders lost. When an invitation addressed to her mother's stage name arrives from an old carnival outfit looking to recruit the late fortune teller, Sera answers instead.Bewitched by the carnival's handsome magician and the dark whimsy of the Carnival Imaginaire, Sera finally feels like she's home until the mystery of her mother's death unravels with the secrets of the carnival's past. At the center of the brewing storm hides Sera's heart that can't hope to survive another loss.Excerpt:Standing behind him in nothing but a t-shirt barely covering my underwear reminded me of the night in my apartment before we had to run for our lives. And when he turned to call me to his bed, he gasped, a strangled sound that played havoc with his expressions. His eyes widened, the pupils enlarged, then they narrowed, his brow knitted, lips parted to speak then shut automatically. His chest puffed and framed between the curtains that hid his bed, his slacks slung low on his lean hips, he looked beautiful and powerful and a little heathenish. The way his chest rose and fell with his deep, barely restrained breaths made me feel like I was dangerously close to being captured and carried to his bed and claimed. A part of me badly hoped he would try.Kiss me.Nervously, I tucked a bare ankle behind the other and waited. “Come here. Sera.”I went to him, balanced on the balls of my feet, hovering close to his bare chest. He caught my hand, rested another along the width of my hip. His fingertips dug into my skin through my shirt, hiked it dangerous where his thumb could brush along the hem of my underwear. It felt like he was encroaching on some unwritten violation.More.Eli’s grip tightened, and just before I thought he’d lift me against him, he pushed me towards his bed. He released me and lifted the covers away while I settled in. It was hard to squash my disappointment. He climbed over me, for one delicious second he hovered against my body, his eyes meeting mine, before finding a spot unnecessarily far away.We lay quietly side by side, not touching, though I was irrationally aware of where our bodies almost met. Without asking, I moved closer until we touched, until he groaned with the pleasure of contact, and opened his arm for me to slide beneath. We held on as if our life depended on not disengaging. I listened to him breath, his heartbeat, and wanted him to touch me in the worst way. When I ran my leg up against his, he shuddered, caught my hip, and pulled me almost on top of him. We slept locked like this, his face buried in my curls, so close I could feel his breath on my neck. What we were doing, I knew somehow, went against all the rules.
Curvy girl Jessica Lewis escapes her college town for two weeks with her best friend's wealthy family's private beach house where she hopes to put her father's new family - and his decision to not have her become a part of it - out of her mind and give her much needed peace from the troubles that wait for her return.After a chance encounter with her friends handsome, antagonistic older brother Jonah, Jessica discovers a distraction in him that might make the summer worth it after all. Desperation keeps them coming back to each other night after night even as they fight to stay away. It might not be enough when their family troubles threaten to destroy what fragile pleasure they've found in each other and Jonah's money and power might not be enough to keep Jessica from running.Excerpt:“You,” he pointed at me over the rim of his glass, “have a very smart mouth. Everything Shannon told me about you was a lie.”“She told you about me?” I don’t know why this surprised me and I wasn’t sure whether I liked that he had secret knowledge of me or if I was angry at Shannon for telling him anything.“My sister isn’t very good at making close friends. None of us are, if you can’t tell. The Silvers don’t want to be equal with anyone; they just want to be seen by everyone. There’s an important difference.”“You’re the only one who has treated me that way.” I sounded braver than I felt. My stomach twisted itself up. “You do not have a very good opinion of your family’s money.”“You are very nosy, little girl. What would you know about money?”“Stop calling me that.”My breathing was reacting again, light and quick, like I couldn’t get enough oxygen.His voice lowered, dark and husky, and my body responded. It was the sound of the ocean, being alone out here with this man who clearly wanted to forget a lot of things, who I understood in a way he couldn’t know about, but I liked the way his voice made me feel. I liked his attention, even as antagonistic as it was. It was better than sitting in my bed alone thinking about the past.“What would you like me to call you then, little girl?”“Most people call me Jessica. You could start there.”“I don’t think so.” He took another drink and when I glanced at him, surprised at his answer, I saw something new in the intensity of his eyes. Be bold, Jessica, I thought, and reached for his glass. He let me take it and our fingers brushed, the first intentional contact I’d made with anyone today. He didn’t startle like I would have, but his eyes opened a fraction and I thought I could detect a change in his breathing, too.He reached for my face, settled his fingertips against my hairline and stroked his thumb along the contour of my cheek. I pulled away automatically, but his fingertips tugged at my jawline, held me in his thrall.“I’ve had a very bad night.” His thumb trailed to my lips and traced them, first the top then the bottom. “Open,” he commanded. Be brave, Jessica, and I parted my lips just enough. “Perhaps you could help improve it.”
In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight," For Whom the Bell Tolls.The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla unit in the mountains of Spain, it tells of loyalty and courage, love and defeat, and the tragic death of an ideal. In his portrayal of Jordan's love for the beautiful Maria and his superb account of El Sordo's last stand, in his brilliant travesty of La Pasionaria and his unwillingness to believe in blind faith, Hemingway surpasses his achievement in The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms to create a work at once rare and beautiful, strong and brutal, compassionate, moving, and wise. "If the function of a writer is to reveal reality," Maxwell Perkins wrote Hemingway after reading the manuscript, "no one ever so completely performed it." Greater in power, broader in scope, and more intensely emotional than any of the author's previous works, it stands as one of the best war novels of all time.
Curvy girl London Mackenzie is a talented artist who moves in with her aunt after being kicked out of college. All she's got is her Aunt Vi, but she's starting to think she can't trust anyone.Alejandro Rey is completing community service and until London shows up on Vi's doorstep, Alex just wanted to keep his head down and get on with his life.When he meets London, her tough girl attitude isn't enough to keep Alex from thinking about her every night. In fact, the more out of control London gets, the more Alex wants to be the one to tame her.
Cecil and Jordan in New York: Stories by Gabrielle Bell
Short stories, including the adapted-to-film original Cecil and Jordan in New YorkGabrielle Bell splits her cartooning time between creating wry sketchbook autobiographical comics, such as those included in her 2006 graphic novel, Lucky, and working on more detailed fictional short stories. This collection represents her short comics work that has been published in various anthologies over the past five years, including Kramer's Ergot, Mome, and The D+Q Showcase Book Four. The surrealist title story, in which a young woman turns herself into a chair so as not to be too much of a bother to those around her, is being adapted into a short film, Interior Design, by director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep) as part of the forthcoming Tôkyô! trilogy set for fall 2008 release.
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