Author: Anna Katmore
She didn't look my way. Never had. And why would she? Her universe was rotating around my soccer buddy, Tony Mitchell. As long as I had known Tony, he'd always come in a double pack. He and Liza were what some people at school called M&M. I hated that term. Hated how she stood on her tiptoes now and slung her arms around his neck. Hated how- Dammit! Was she going to kiss him?!Ryan Hunter kissed more girls than he cares to remember. But the only one he ever wanted is in love with his best friend.Watching Liza Matthews' obsession with Tony Mitchell is a torture Ryan conceals from everyone. Until after a five-week soccer camp, where Tony gets involved with someone else, things suddenly take a different turn. Ryan knows if he doesn't make a move now and grab his chance, he might never get another.When Tony asks him to distract Liza, Ryan is only too happy. He subtly seduces her first into his soccer team and later on to his party. He does all in his power to make her see that he's not just an insufferable playboy but a guy who cares about her. Some one-on-one soccer training, a passionate kiss-everything seems to be going the way he wants. Except Ryan didn't reckon on his best friend showing up at the worst possible moment and destroying everything...This book can be read as a stand-alone, but to fully enjoy it, you should read its companion book PLAY WITH ME first.
Todd Haynes is a fiercely intelligent and visionary writer-director. Haynes's award-winning short film Superstar (1987) tells the story of Karen Carpenter's dark struggle with anorexia nervosa. With a cast of Barbie dolls, the underground classic became "the most talked-about, least-seen film of the 1980's" (The Onion A.V.) after the Carpenter estate forced it permanently out of circulation. Haynes's breakthrough feature, Safe (1995), was voted Best Film of the 1990s by the 2000 Village Voice Film Critics Poll. It is the disturbing, elusive story of an affluent suburban housewife whose life is shattered by a mysterious illness. Haynes's latest movie, Far from Heaven, continues his investigation of the conflicted woman, depicting a 1950s housewife who is alienated by her neighbors when her husband's homosexuality leads her to turn to her African-American gardener. The winner of fifty critics' prizes and on over two hundred Top Ten lists (more than any film of 2002), Far from Heaven was nominated for a slew of major awards, including an Academy Award. With exquisite subtlety, all three films demonstrate Haynes's concerns as a pioneer of the "new queer cinema" who is winning increasing acceptance by the American mainstream. Black-and-white photographs are featured throughout.
Aloha from Hell
Author: Richard Kadrey
Publisher: Harper Collins
“Richard Kadrey is a genius.” —Holly Black “Sandman Slim is my kind of hero.” —Kim Harrison All hail Sandman Slim, author Richard Kadrey’s ultra-extreme anti-hero and recent escapee from Lucifer’s overheated Underworld playground. Legendary author William Gibson (Neuromancer) called Kadrey’s first deliciously twisted Slim adventure “an addictively satisfying, deeply amusing, dirty-ass masterpiece,” and in number three, Aloha from Hell, the ruthless avenger, a.k.a. Stark, finds himself trapped in the middle of a war between Heaven and Hell. With God on vacation, the Devil nosing around in Paradise, and an insane serial killer doing serious damage on Earth, Stark/Slim is ready to unleash some more adrenaline-surging, edgy and violent supernatural mayhem—and even pay another visit to Hell if necessary—which is great news for fans of Jim Butcher, Warren Ellis, Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, and Simon R. Green.
**Der letzte Band der Trilogie, die den Himmel berührt** Eben noch im Paradies, befindet sich Hailey nun geradewegs in der Hölle. Vom Schicksal betrogen, vom Himmel verraten und von ihrer großen Liebe Jaden verlassen, gibt es für sie nun nichts mehr, wofür es sich zu leben lohnt – abgesehen von dem kleinen Hoffnungsfunken, den sie einfach nicht aufgeben kann. Als die Liebe ihres Lebens kurz vorm Schulball tatsächlich wiederauftaucht, kann sie ihr Glück kaum fassen. Doch weder Hailey noch Jaden sind so, wie sie einst waren. Nicht nur müssen sie aufs Neue zueinander finden, sondern auch mit ihren immer gefährlicher werdenden Fähigkeiten umgehen lernen… //Alle Bände der himmlischen Fantasy-Trilogie: -- Heaven 1: Dem Himmel so nah -- Heaven 2: Wohin wir auch gehen -- Heaven 3: Bis ans Ende der Welt -- Heaven: Alle Bände in einer E-Box// Die Heaven-Trilogie ist abgeschlossen.
**Der zweite Band der Trilogie, die den Himmel berührt** Nachdem Jaden und Hailey endlich zueinandergefunden haben, müsste sich ihre Liebe wie ein Paradies auf Erden anfühlen. Doch leider machen ihnen Jadens ehemalige Auftraggeber einen Strich durch die Rechnung und führen sie geradewegs in die Hölle. Die ständige Angst, aufgespürt zu werden, zwingt sie zu einem fluchtartigen Road Trip, auf dem Hailey nicht nur täglich ein wenig mehr Einsicht in Jadens Leben erhält, sondern auch weitere Menschen seiner Art kennenlernt – mit anderen ausgefallenen Fähigkeiten. Doch als das Leben von Jadens Familie auf dem Spiel steht, sind sie gezwungen, sich der Gefahr zu stellen… //Textauszug: Ich sollte Jaden nicht lieben, das weiß ich. Und doch tue ich es – ich widersetze mich dem, was richtig ist. Wenn ich ihn ansehe, setzt mein Herz aus. Wenn er mich berührt, werde ich von einer Gänsehaut überzogen. Wenn ich seine Stimme höre, beruhige ich mich. Wie also kann diese Liebe falsch sein?// //Alle Bände der himmlischen Fantasy-Trilogie: -- Heaven 1: Dem Himmel so nah -- Heaven 2: Wohin wir auch gehen -- Heaven 3: Bis ans Ende der Welt -- Heaven: Alle Bände in einer E-Box// Die Heaven-Trilogie ist abgeschlossen.
Miracles from Heaven
Author: Christy Wilson Beam
Publisher: Hachette Books
"Miracles from Heaven is a powerful, healing story about family, love, faith, and hope. It amazed me and it will inspire readers everywhere.---T.D. Jakes, bestselling author of Destiny In a remarkable true story of faith and blessings, a mother tells of her sickly young daughter, how she survived a dangerous accident, her visit to Heaven and the inexplicable disappearance of the symptoms of her chronic disease. Annabel Beam spent most of her childhood in and out of hospitals with a rare and incurable digestive disorder that prevented her from ever living a normal, healthy life. One sunny day when she was able to go outside and play with her sisters, she fell three stories headfirst inside an old, hollowed-out tree, a fall that may well have caused death or paralysis. Implausibly, she survived without a scratch. While unconscious inside the tree, with rescue workers struggling to get to her, she visited heaven. After being released from the hospital, she defied science and was inexplicably cured of her chronic ailment. Miracles from Heaven will change how we look at the world around us and reinforce our belief in God and the afterlife.
In Your Dreams
Author: Kristan Higgins
Everyone loves Jack Holland, but Emmaline Neal needs him. Her ex-fiancé is getting married in Malibu and, obviously, she can't go to the wedding alone. In Manningsport, New York, tall, blond and gorgeous Jack Holland is practically a cottage industry when it comes to rescuing desperate women. He knows the drill, Em figures, so he won't get the wrong idea. What Jack needs is an excuse to leave town. Ever since rescuing four teenagers from a car wreck, he's been hailed as a hero and the attention is making him itchy, especially since his too-pretty ex-wife is back, angling for a reunion. He's always liked Emmaline. She needs a weekend date? No problem. So when they wind up in bed together, Em chalks it up to red wine and chocolate cake, just one impulsive night not to be repeated. But Jack's pushing for more, and if she lets down her guard, either she'll get her heart crushed again, or discover that Jack's worth more than just dreaming about.
A searing indictment of evil in Hitler's Germany. Hendrik Hofgen is a man obsessed with becoming a famous actor. When the Nazis come to power in Germany, he willingly renounces his Communist past and deserts his wife and mistress in order to keep on performing. His diabolical performance as Mephistopheles in Faust proves to be the stepping-stone he yearned for: attracting the attention of Hermann Göring, it wins Hofgen an appointment as head of the State Theatre. The rewards - the respect of the public, a castle - like villa, a uplace in Berlin's highest circles - are beyond his wildest dreams. But the moral consequences of his betrayals begin to haunt him, turning his dreamworld into a nightmare.
No Is Not Enough
Author: Naomi Klein
Publisher: Haymarket Books
A road map to resistance in the Trump era from internationally acclaimed activist and bestselling author Naomi Klein. "This book is a toolkit to help understand how we arrived at this surreal political moment, how to keep it from getting a lot worse, and how, if we keep our heads, we can flip the script and seize the opportunity to make things a whole lot better in a time of urgent need. A toolkit for shock-resistance." --Naomi Klein, from the Preface The election of Donald Trump is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises. Trump's vision--a radical deregulation of the U.S. economy in the interest of corporations, an all-out war on "radical Islamic terrorism," and a sweeping aside of climate science to unleash a domestic fossil fuel frenzy--will generate wave after wave of crises and shocks, to the economy, to national security, to the environment. In No Is Not Enough, Naomi Klein explains that Trump, extreme as he is, is not an aberration but a logical extension of the worst and most dangerous trends of the past half-century. In exposing the malignant forces behind Trump's rise, she puts forward a bold vision for a mass movement to counter rising militarism, nationalism, and corporatism in the U.S. and around the world. Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, and most recently This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. In 2017 she joined The Intercept as Senior Correspondent.
* Tune in to the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel on October 2nd, 2016 for the premiere of The Irresistible Blueberry Farm, based on Mary Simses' bestselling THE IRRESISTIBLE BLUEBERRY BAKESHOP & CAFÉ * A woman finds love and closure, and rediscovers herself, when she returns to her roots in the enchanting new novel from the author of The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café. Newly jobless, newly single, and suddenly apartmentless, writer Grace Hammond has come unmoored. A grammar whiz who's brilliant at correcting other people's errors, she hasn't yet found quite the right set of rules for fixing her own mistakes. Desperate to escape the city and her trifecta of problems, Grace hits pause and retreats to her Connecticut hometown. What begins as a short visit with her parents quickly becomes a far more meaningful stay, though, as she discovers that the answers to what her future holds might be found by making peace with-and even embracing-the past. As Grace sets out to change her ways and come to terms, finally, with the tragedy that took her older sister's life so many years ago, she rekindles a romance with her high school sweetheart, Peter, now a famous Hollywood director who's filming a movie in town. Sparks also fly at the local bike shop, where Grace's penchant for pointing out what's wrong rattles the owner's ruggedly handsome schoolteacher son, Mitch. Torn between the promise of a glamorous life and the allure of the familiar, Grace must decide what truly matters-and whether it's time for her to throw away the rule book and bravely follow her heart.