The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Firefly Hill Press

ISBN:1945495073

Total Pages:350

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"There is a lot be said in favor of a talented author bringing a combination of romance, heat, and adventure to what otherwise could be a very tired genre. Leedom brings it all!" When April Linus’ best friends find themselves in trouble with the Miami Mafia, the former heiress turns to an even more dangerous criminal for help... her father. Not an easy decision for the young, single mother who found herself pregnant at nineteen and forced to choose between her trust fund and having a baby. April’s father agrees to loan her the money, if she moves home for a few months so he can get to know his grandchild. Before she can decide what to do, she comes face to face with the last man she ever expected to see again... her father’s former bodyguard who disappeared five years ago after she slept with him. Black Ops operative Jonas Ostergaard made a nearly fatal mistake the last time he was in Key West. After working his way into Philip Linus’ circle of trust, Jonas let the Arms Dealer’s beautiful, kindhearted daughter distract him from his mission. He was yanked off the job by his superiors, but now he’s back to stop Linus from selling a dangerous new technology on the black market. Needing to prove himself to save his job, Jonas is determined to keep his distance from April this time. But when he suspects she knows more about her father’s illegal business dealings than she admits, he’s torn between protecting her and uncovering the truth. Passion ignites when April and Jonas end up on the run dodging arms dealers in the steamy Amazon rainforest, but April wonders what kind of relationship she could have with a man who has more secrets than she does. A man who could disappear at any moment and leave her heart in tatters. Trapped between loyalty to her father and a new allegiance with the man she’s falling in love with, April realizes none of it will matter if they don’t escape the jungle alive. The Key West Escape Series 1. Rum Runner 2. Bahama Mama 3. Passion Punch Praise for The Key West Escape Series “The suspense thread, the ongoing threat, and the romance element all came together to produce another winning combo.” – A British Bookworm "Be WARNED!!! You might end up reading [this] in one seating, so be prepared to have an all-nighter!!!!" – Ingrid’s Book Blog “I love reading stories that cause me to laugh out loud and Bahama Mama was filled with many hilarious moments. Not only was it a fast read that was very engaging but it was also filled with action, suspense, and danger.” – The Genre Minx “Where in the world can I find myself my own Anders?? Seriously, I know I’m a married woman but holy f***. I thought his brother, Jimmy Panama, in the first Key West book was hot, but Anders has taken it to a whole new level.” –Book Addict Rambles I thought it would be a fluffy romance read...And then halfway through...it was an action-packed full adrenaline read. Man, I did not see that coming” - Cup of Readers

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Over the course of the past two decades, Tony Abou-Ganim has earned his reputation as one of the leaders in the craft cocktail movement. Through his work with food and hospitality legends like Mario Batali, Steve Wynn, and Harry Denton, Abou-Ganim has earned his reputation as "the Modern Mixologist," someone bringing the traditional art of mixology into the 21st century. Now, in The Modern Mixologist, Abou-Ganim has established the new standard in cocktail books — a must-have guide to home mixology in a beautiful, coffee-table–suitable format. Featuring gorgeous full-color photography throughout by the award-winning Tim Turner, this book instantly becomes the most beautiful guide to creating cocktails available anywhere. If you carry one high-end cocktail book, this is it — sure to be a terrific gift item all year round.

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The tiki volcano is erupting all over again, and now Trader Vic’s, the legendary purveyor of Polynesian food, drinks, and fantasy, wants to help us bring it all home. Step behind the bar and into the kitchen at Trader Vic’s and learn how to create the kind of tiki magic that made “the Trader” famous. It’s all here: recipes for 95 of the restaurant’s best-loved tropical cocktails and after-dinner drinks along with more than 35 party-friendly recipes for pupus, tidbits, finger food, entrées, and desserts—all adapted from the past and present menus of Trader Vic’s. Dozens of tips and ideas for inexpensive, easy tiki decorating and entertaining at home are included, as is a guide to the basics of bartending equipment and techniques. Whether it’s a blowout tiki party for friends or a spontaneous occasion to dust off the shaker, this book brings favorite concoctions from Trader Vic’s into your home. An entertaining guide from Trader Vic’s restaurant including 130 recipes for cocktails, pupus, finger food, entrées, and desserts. A follow-up to the popular THE GREAT TIKI DRINK BOOK. Trader Vic’s has 21 company-owned and franchised restaurants around the world—from Emeryville, California; to Berlin, Germany; and Osaka, Japan. Cocktail recipes include the Samoan Fog Cutter, the Tiki Puka Puka, Scorpion, the Kamaiina, and The Original Mai Tai, invented by Trader Vic himself in 1944. Appetizer recipes include crowd-pleasing pan-Asian small plates and nibbles, like Crispy Prawns, Cha Siu Pork, Ahi Tuna Poke, and Key Lime Chiffon Tartlets. Throw a rocking tiki party using the decorating, music-selection, bar-stocking, and menu-planning tips found here.

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A follow-up to the national bestseller An Embarrassment of Mangoes, Ann Vanderhoof and her husband navigate the Caribbean on a sailboat, discovering local culture in each tiny port, and collecting sumptuous original recipes along the way. Spices and herbs are the heart and soul of Caribbean cooking, adding more to the pleasures of the table here than perhaps anywhere else. In The Spice Necklace, award-winning food and travel writer Ann Vanderhoof embarks on a voyage of culinary discovery, as she follows her nose (and her tastebuds) into tiny kitchens and fragrant markets, through rainforest gardens and to family cookups on the beach, linking each food to its traditions, folklore and history. Meandering from island to island by sailboat, Vanderhoof takes readers along as she gathers nutmeg in Grenada, hunts crabs and freshwater crayfish in the mountains of Dominica, and obsesses about oregano-eating goats in the Dominican Republic. Along the way, she is befriended by a collection of unforgettable island characters who share with her their own delicious recipes, making this truly a book to savour.

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Publisher:Firefly Hill Press

ISBN:1945495405

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Rum Runner Inspired by the classic rom-com adventure “Romancing the Stone.” When uptight English socialite Sophie Davies-Stone travels to Key West to meet her father for the very first time, she stumbles into the crosshairs of his enemies who try to kidnap her in order to lure her father out of hiding. If Sophie is to have any hope of finding her father before his enemies do, she must rely on the help of Jimmy Panama, a very sexy but irreverent ex-Navy SEAL. As Sophie and Jimmy embark on a heart-pounding adventure through the Caribbean, Sophie finds herself falling for the aggravating American. Still, her head says Jimmy is all wrong for her, and the more she learns about him – and her father – the more uncertain she is about who she can trust. One thing is clear. Sophie is in way over her head, and her greatest adventure might be her last. Bahama Mama Can a fan and her idol build a lasting love, or is it just a fling fueled by the sultry Caribbean breeze? Single mother Molly McBain never dreamed she would meet her music idol, Anders Ostergaard, at her best friend’s wedding, let alone have a disastrous one-night stand with him. When Molly’s teenage daughter witnesses a murder and winds up in Jamaica, Anders offers to fly Molly to Montego Bay in his private plane. Together, they race off to the Caribbean where they find themselves dodging a hit man hell-bent on eliminating everyone who knows of his crimes. As danger and proximity spark a blazing romance, Molly finds her crush turning into love, but she can't help wonder what kind of future there could be for a fan and her idol. Before Molly can find out if some fairytales do come true, she first has to escape the evil lurking in the shadows. Passion Punch The jungle just got steamier... When former heiress April Linus is forced to move back home with her young son, she comes face to face with Jonas Ostergaard, the soldier in her father’s criminal organization who got her pregnant before he mysteriously disappeared five years ago. A black ops operative working undercover, Jonas made a nearly fatal mistake the last time he was in Key West. He let himself fall for his target’s beautiful, soft-hearted daughter. Now he’s back to bring down April’s arms-dealing father once and for all with or without her help. Their passion reignites when April and Jonas find themselves on the run dodging arms dealers in the steamy Amazon rainforest, but April wonders what kind of relationship she could have with a man who has more secrets than she does. A man who could disappear again at any moment... Trapped between family loyalty and the man she’s falling in love with, April realizes none of it will matter if they don’t escape the jungle alive.

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ISBN:1569758328

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YOU LOVE IT AT THE RESTAURANT...NOW MAKE IT AT HOME Packed with the most popular recipes from CopyKat.com, this book offers over 200 unauthorized restaurant re-creations that have been tested and re-tested by people just like you. Each delicious dish is guaranteed to taste like the restaurant original so you can: •Save money while enjoying all your favorite restaurant dishes •Mix and match items from different restaurants to create the perfect meal •Satisfy kids with their fast food favorites while making a fancier dinner for the adults •Modify original re-creations to make them healthier while maintaining the delicious taste •Find the ideal recipe for any occasion with the book's quick reference icons, impress-your-guest dishes, quick-and-easy treats, meat-lover fare and vegetarian options There are recipes for all your favorite entreés, appetizers, soups, salads, desserts and more from Americas best restaurants, including: •Boston Market® •Chili's® •Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® •IHOP® •Jack in the Box® •Joe's Crab Shack® •Mrs. Fields® •Olive Garden® •Outback Steakhouse® •Red Lobster® •Taco Bell® •T.G.I. Friday's® •The Cheesecake Factory®

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Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN:1444752685

Total Pages:192

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Philippa's error is to give of herself too generously. The man she gives herself to as wife proves disastrously unequal to the passion she lavishes on him. He feels stifled by it, and after only three years of marriage his thoughts tun to the idea of escape - and his eyes elsewhere. 'Elsewhere' means an attractively self-possessed young woman who is Philippa's 'best friend'. Philippa's odyssey is long and painful before she can finally come to terms with her abundant nature...

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Publisher:Firefly Hill Press

ISBN:1943858128

Total Pages:350

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"I highly recommend reading the Key West Escape series (in order) - and then again, and again until another book [by Tricia Leedom] falls from the sky and into my hands. Pick up this series, just don't expect to be able to adult until you finish. It is well worth it!” – Smada’s Book SmackTroubles are piling up for Molly MacBain. Between navigating the moods of an increasingly sassy teenage daughter, grappling with money problems, and dealing with her daughter’s deadbeat dad, Molly doesn't need any more stress in her life. Her best friend’s wedding should be a welcome chance to relax, but Molly’s dismayed to discover her friend’s new brother-in-law is her idol—country music superstar Anders Ostergaard. After spending years on the country music circuit herself, Molly can't help but have a fangirl moment when she meets Anders in real life.Anders flies to Key West to attend his brother’s wedding and keep a low profile after a Vegas tragedy plasters his face to the cover of every tabloid. He has strict rules about getting involved with fans, but with her sharp wit and refreshing openness, Molly draws him in like no one has before, even as the shadow of his recent scandal stalks closer.Their flirtation is put on hold when Molly’s daughter witnesses a murder and winds up in Jamaica. Anders offers Molly his private plane, and together they race for Montego Bay, dodging the hit man who's hell-bent on eliminating everyone who knows of his crimes.br/brWhen danger and proximity spark a blazing romance, Molly can't help wondering about the future. brbrbCan a fan and her idol build a lasting love? can she survive long enough to find out? The Key West Escape Series 1. Rum Runner 2. Bahama Mama 3. Passion Punch

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Author:Stacy Campbell

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The queen of vegetarian hip is back! Convinced that entertaining doesn’t have to be high-stress or high-maintenance, Didi Emmons presents an alternative view: the best parties aren’t meticulously planned. Crammed with innovative ideas for delightfully informal gatherings and hundreds of globally inspired, big-flavored vegetarian recipes, Entertaining for a Veggie Planet proves that having friends over — whether for the season finale of a favorite TV show or for a book group discussion — is not only easy, it’s fun. From dips and cold bites (Malaysian Spring Rolls) to main dishes (Shiitake Mac ’n’ Cheese), from brunch (Cardamon Blueberry Cake) to “sweet eats” (Oreo Key Lime Pie), Emmons’s dishes offer endless possibilities for vegetarians, vegans, and anyone else in search of a satisfying meal. Her creative menus (“Vegetarian Solutions to Turkey Day”) and her spirit of fun (“if you’re serving only one food, make it homemade ice cream”) will put all cooks in the mood to share.

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Perfect summer promo or cash-wrap title, from the ultimate authority on bartending, Bartender Magazine. From Bartender Magazine, the number one publication for the bartending trade and the most respected name in bartending, comes The Best Summer Drinks, the perfect recipe guide for the hottest drink time of year. Written by the ultimate authority on bartending, this book contains 500 summer cocktail and appetizer recipes submitted by the world's best bartenders, including: •Summer Breeze •Fourth of July •Blue Lemonade •South Wind •Sun Stroked Perfect for impulse purchase at cash-wrap areas, The Best Summer Drinks is sure to find its way into the pocket of anyone who loves libations.

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Demystifying the process of completing a college application Written by two former admissions officers at top universities and current admissions coaches, this book is a must-have for preparing a winning college application. The authors reveal the mystery behind what college admissions officers are looking for and show applicants how to leverage their credentials, stand out in the over-crowded applicants' pool, and make a genuine, memorable impression. This is the book that will help the college-bound get off the "like many others" pile and onto the acceptance list. Includes instructions and examples for every component of the college application, from writing the essay to answering questions like "Why do you want to go to College X?" Shows how to avoid underestimating the importance of critical features on any application Includes the latest information on the Common Application 4.0 and corrects outdated, holdover advice still stressed in many other books This book is filled with step-by-step advice that students and parents can use immediately and will refer to again and again.

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Publisher:Bantam

ISBN:0307575160

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Everyone--including mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance--loves Arsenic and Old Lace. But something wicked is poisoned a local summer stock production as cast members stab each other in the back and props are sabotaged. Worst of all, the star, aging Hollywood beach-blanket hunk Shane Petree, butchers his lines--while getting top billing in bed with wives and teenage daughters around town. No wonder somebody wants to draw his final curtain. With a little help from Miss Marple, Poirot, and Agatha the Bookstore Cat, a pompous prosecutor tries to pin a murder on Max, Annie's own leading man. Unless Annie can prove her darling's innocence, their wedding date's off! Invoking the tried-and-true methods of her favorite literary sleuths, Annie snoops around the greasepaint and glitter of the show-stopper scene if she doesn't watch it, because theatrical murderers never play fair.

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Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1448138663

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British poetry is enjoying a period of exceptional richness and variety. This is exciting but it's also confusing, and throws up the need for an enthusiastic guide that can explain and celebrate the many parallel poetry projects now underway. Beyond the Lyric does just that. This is a book of enthusiasms: an intelligent and witty map of contemporary British poetry and a radical, accessible guide to living British poets, grouped for the first time according to the kind of poetry they write. In a series of groundbreaking new classifications, beginning with the bread-and-butter diction of the Plain Dealers and ending on the capacious generosity of the Exploded Lyric, it examines the broad range of contemporary tendencies – from the baroque swagger of the Dandies to the restrained elegance of the Oxford Elegists; from the layered, haunting verse of Mythopoesis to the inventive explorations of the New Formalists. By probing the cultural context from which these groups emerge and shifting the critical focus back to the work itself, Sampson’s astute analysis illuminates and demystifies each of these terms and asks the big questions about what makes a poem. The result is a celebration of poetry as a connected, responsive and above all communitarian form. Lively, engaging and inviting, this is the indispensible and authoritative guide for anyone who's ever wondered what's going on in British poetry today.

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Author:Sharon Brindley Katana

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:9781453565643

Total Pages:513

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For Irene ONeill breaking free from her sheltered childhood and strict father is not a choiceits a necessity. After promising her father shed focus solely on her studies, Irene packs her bags for one of the most prestigious hospital-based nursing programs in America. Little did she know how utterly unprepared she was to enter the progressive and fast-paced world in Manhattan and Bellevue Nursing School. Irene stumbles, bumbles and bluffs her way through classes and scenarios she doesnt completely understand and finds herself mistaking bedpans for food trays and syringes for IVs! But can Irene manage to keep her promise to her father and focus only on her studies in the midst of all Manhattans distractions? She tries hard to hold true to her morals but Bellevues biggest temptations, a male nurse and a stockbroker who seem focused entirely on her, make this promise almost impossible to maintain. For the first time in her young life, Irene finds herself trapped in a love triangle between her patient and sweet colleague, Ray and the smooth and powerful stockbroker, Steve. Will this inexperienced Nightingale lose herself amid New York Citys wild 60s? Will Studio 54, war protests and free love change the woman she saw in the mirror for her entire life? And will one of these men win her heartor will they end up ruining her dream of becoming a successful nurse?

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Author:Al Lauer

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1465315330

Total Pages:214

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As a 350 pound semi-recluse with a penchant for testicular blackmail, Lorna Questo’s life is simple and cheerless. Her world is populated by invidious twin brothers, a gay business partner, Boy Scouts and a host of family malcontents. Romance doesn’t come readily to a woman who crushes seats, establishes eating records and can render a grown man totally helpless. Frank Treble’s past is sprinkled with lies and garnished by tales of sordid sex. Lorna doesn’t care. Having been at the mercy of a thin society that decried her as a freak, she quickly welcomes Frank into her heart. Frank gives her love and endless possibilities. The birth of the Treble’s first child, the discovery of Lorna’s poetry, the “feel good” 1980’s conspire to change their lives irreparably.

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Author:Anna Franklin

Publisher:Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN:0738748560

Total Pages:240

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Sacred and solemn, handfasting is a marriage rite practiced by Pagans, Druids, Witches, and Shamans for centuries. Anna Franklin explores the fascinating origins of this beautiful ritual and provides practical advice and ideas for planning your own handfasting celebration.

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Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1118106059

Total Pages:1064

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This book provides a broad reference covering important drugs of abuse including amphetamines, opiates, and steroids. It also covers psychoactive plants such as caffeine, peyote, and psilocybin. It provides chemical structures, analytical methods, clinical features, and treatments of these drugs of abuse, serving as a highly useful, in-depth supplement to a general medical toxicology book. The style allows for the easy application of the contents to searchable databases and other electronic products, making this an essential resource for practitioners in medical toxicology, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, pharmaceuticals, environmental organizations, pathology, and related fields.

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Author:Suzy Bowler

Publisher:Robinson

ISBN:1472141369

Total Pages:336

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