Losing Lauren

Author: Alretha Thomas
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ISBN: 9780692785539
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Alexandra Winifred has played a supporting role in her cousin's life since they were children. When Lauren Water's parents are killed in a plane crash, Alexandra becomes her protector, and together they navigate their way through childhood and college. They're both overachievers, but it's Lauren who steals the spotlight when she's discovered by a notable agent and goes on to become an award-winning actress, leaving Alexandra in her shadow as her fledgling publicist.Now Hollywood royalty, Lauren starts to cut those people out of her life who were responsible for her success. Alexandra fears she will be next on the chopping block. But her trepidation about her failing relationship with her cousin becomes her least concern when she's identified as a prime suspect in Lauren's subsequent disappearance. Detective Rachel Storme, who has a full plate taking care of a parent with Alzheimer's and supervising a meth-addicted aunt, is eager to get her hands on a challenging case, but nothing could prepare her for the dark secrets and lies that she uncovers while she does everything in her power to find out what happened to Lauren.

Woman On Top

Author: Brenda L. Thomas
Publisher: Brown Girls Publishing
ISBN: 1625175078
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Started from the bottom . . .Once hailed as the Queen of Philly’s nightlife, Tiffany Johnson-Skinner now reigns as its prominent First Lady, standing proudly beside her husband, the charismatic Mayor, Malik Skinner.Tiffany is the first to admit that she doesn’t have the perfect life, especially with the demands of her husband, caring for her young daughter, Nylah, and working with Blessed Babies, her budding charity. But since she once ruled the streets, Tiffany should have no problem ruling the city, right?Staying on top...When her husbands’ arch nemesis, former District Attorney, Gregory D. Haney III, reappears, Tiffany may have to revert to some of her old ways to keep her happy life. Tiffany and Mr. Haney share a dark and storied past and Tiffany will stop at nothing to keep it buried before the secrets and lies destroy everything she’s worked to build.In a riveting, sizzling page-turner, Brenda L. Thomas once again delivers a story of a woman intent on staying on top – no matter what it takes.

Betrayal

Author: Tim Tigner
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ISBN: 9780615926117
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A DEVIOUS DEVICE THE BETRAYAL OF TRUST AND THE DEADLY MISTAKE OF MESSING WITH THE WRONG GUY Presumed dead after an attack blamed on Al-Qaeda, FBI agent Odysseus Carr is running for his life with the missionary doctor who rescued him in Iran. As Odi unravels a devious plot of profound political manipulation and global consequence, the hunted becomes the hunter, and then the real terror begins.... "Well-paced action, appealing characters and snappy writing." --Kirkus Reviews. An Amazon #1 Best Seller written by a former Green Beret, BETRAYAL "delivers the thrill of Vince Flynn, and the craft of Daniel Silva." "Best book I've read in years." -- Matt Mattocks This really is a cracking story, and you will keep turning the pages to find out what is going to happen next. I was lucky enough to read it whilst not at work, otherwise this is the kind of book to stay awake for 'just a few more pages'. It will stop you from sleeping and you will be glad of it. -- Chrissi for BookLore Review "As good as anything I've read from other thriller legends such as Tom Clancy." -- Jan Hearton There is not a dull moment in the book. The story is intellectually stimulating and the writing is cogent. All the characters contribute in their own unique way to the pace, intensity, depth and complexity of a gripping story that is sure to pull you in. -- M. Madhavan for Readers' Favorite "A pulse-pounding thrill ride!" -- Frances Edge The book is a tantalizingly dangerous thriller and perhaps part of its danger lies in the fact that it seems a little too plausible for comfort in today's political and terrorist-themed world. It's no surprise that Tim Tigner was once a Green Beret and specialized in counterintelligence - his expertise drives the story onward through some complicated waters and makes it totally realistic. This is the second time I've read a Tim Tigner novel and it seems to me his works are begging to be made into action movies - they have all the elements to keep viewers in their seats, if only on the edge. --Valerie for ValerieTalksBooks "An edge of your seat thriller." - Leslie Obrien

Daughter Denied

Author: Alretha Thomas
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ISBN: 9780975918593
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Daughter Denied is told through the eyes of 7-year-old Tina, a sensitive and precocious girl, and her mother Earnestine, who's trapped in a cycle of heroin addiction and co-dependency. This grim routine leaves Tina and her siblings trapped in a grueling cycle themselves: bouncing from one hole-in-the-wall to another; vacillating between faith and despair as Earnestine makes and breaks promise after promise to end her drug use and leave their abusive and career criminal stepfather, Brother Floyd. By summer's end, Earnestine, who's been looking forward to Brother Floyd's release from prison, learns he has to serve more time for bad behavior. Distraught, she has a nervous breakdown. After a questionable recuperation she moves the family down south. Will the south become the much awaited promise land for Tina and her siblings or just another broken promise?

A Dictionary Of Literary Symbols

Author: Michael Ferber
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 131678097X
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This is an expansion of the first dictionary of symbols to be based on literature, rather than on 'universal' psychological archetypes or myths. It explains and illustrates the literary symbols that we frequently encounter (such as swan, rose, moon, gold) and gives thousands of cross-references and quotations. The dictionary concentrates on English literature, but its entries range widely from the Bible and classical authors to the twentieth century, taking in American and European literatures. For this third edition, Michael Ferber has included some twenty completely new entries (such as birch, childbirth, grove, mill and railroad) and has added to many of the existing entries. Its rich references make this book an essential tool not only for literary and classical scholars but also for all students of literature.

Notorious Nineteen

Author: Janet Evanovich
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0345527755
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#1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels are: “irresistible” (Houston Chronicle), “stunning” (Booklist), “outrageous” (Publishers Weekly), “brilliantly evocative” (The Denver Post), and “making trouble and winning hearts” (USA Today). New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is certain of three truths: People don’t just vanish into thin air. Never anger old people. And don’t do what Tiki tells you to do. After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie’s bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton’s premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it’s on Stephanie to track him down. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape . . . or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive. Since the hospital staff’s lips seem to be tighter than the security, and it’s hard for Stephanie to blend in to assisted living, Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur goes in undercover. But when a second felon goes missing from the same hospital, Stephanie is forced into working side by side with Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the case. The real problem is, no Cubbin also means no way to pay the rent. Desperate for money—or maybe just desperate—Stephanie accepts a secondary job guarding her secretive and mouthwatering mentor Ranger from a deadly Special Forces adversary. While Stephanie is notorious for finding trouble, she may have found a little more than she bargained for this time around. Then again—a little food poisoning, some threatening notes, and a bridesmaid’s dress with an excess of taffeta never killed anyone . . . or did they? If Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a paycheck, she’ll have to remember: No guts, no glory. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Janet Evanovich's Takedown Twenty.

Dangerous Habits

Author: Susan Hunter
Publisher: Himmel River Press
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The Baby In The Window

Author: Alretha Thomas
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ISBN: 9781619358911
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A magna cum laude graduate of UCLA, Cassandra Harte never took a test she couldn't ace. So when her home pregnancy test comes back negative, she's certain the kit's defective. Failure has never been an option for Cassandra. She has a well-established career, a handsome husband (Nick), and a lovely home. But there's one thing Cassandra desperately wants that she doesn't have: A baby. After trying for months to get pregnant without success, she starts to wonder if she's finally met a challenge she cannot conquer. Determined to conceive, she creates an ovulation calendar so she can seize that perfect 24-hour window. When that fails, she sends up fervent prayers. But it soon becomes apparent that her inability to become pregnant has nothing to do with timing or faith, and everything to do with Renee, her diabolical, thirteen-year-old stepdaughter.