Under Her Skin

Author: Susan Mallery

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 1426832206

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3622


Lexi Titan can just see the headlines. All of Titanville will be buzzing. Not that she has any other choice. Faced with exactly thirty days to come up with two million dollars, she is out of options. Marry Cruz Rodriguez or lose everything—the successful day spa she built herself, her tyrant of a father's respect. And the long-standing competition with her sisters for the family business. Cruz has money, success, smoldering good looks—everything but the blue blood needed to become a true member of Texas society. If Lexi agrees to be his fiancée for six months, lending him her famous father's influence and connections, he'll hand her a check on the spot. And in six months they'll go their separate ways. But neither one is prepared for their long-ago shared passion to throw a wrench into what would seem to be the perfect deal….

Under Her Spell

Author: Jo Ann Ferguson

Publisher: ImaJinn Books

ISBN: 1933417900

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

View: 7469


"This novel pulls you into a magical realm offering intrigue and romance."--RT Book Reviews "Ms. Ferguson is known as one of the top guns of historical romance."--Paranormal Romance Reviews on Daughter of the Fox Madeleine Nightingale is her magician brother's assistant. They travel town-to-town performing as The Magic Nightingales, but her brother dreams of being on the stage in a fine London theater. Madeleine wants him to be happy, so when she hears a famous theater owner will attend a Faire to be held at Sheffield Priory, she knows it's their chance. She will make sure their show goes perfectly . . . even if she has to use a bit of the true magic that has been her secret gift since childhood. Christopher Sheffield has arranged a Faire to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. But he has an ulterior motive. He wants his mother to receive his mistress Allegra so he can connect his life in London with his life in the country. Everything is going according to plan until he chances upon Madeleine Nightingale and her brother. Thoughts of Allegra fade when he draws Madeleine into his arms. But Madeleine isn't the easy conquest he'd hoped she'd be. Is it love? Or is it magic? And what is it going to take for him to convince her that he's thoroughly fallen under her spell? Award-winning author Jo Ann Ferguson lives in Nevada with her husband, children, and a fat cat. She is not sure which is most spoiled.

Under Her Spell

Roberto Rossellini in India

Author: Dileep Padgaonkar

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780670081547

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 263

View: 959


He Had Come To See A World At The End Of One Period Of History And At The Beginning Of Another More Dramatic One. When He Came To India In December 1956 Roberto Rossellini Was An Internationally Renowned Figure. Highly Acclaimed As A Director Of Italian Neo-Realist Films And Married To Hollywood Legend Ingrid Bergman, His Was An Ebullient Yet Intense Personality That Combined A Fondness For Flashy Cars And Lovely Women With A Passionately Serious Commitment To Exploring The Human Condition And Portraying It With Unflinching And Unvarnished Honesty. Rossellini Had Come To India At The Invitation Of The Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. His Aim Was To Make A Series Of Films Which Would Capture The Newly Independent Country As It Came To Grips With Progress And Development After Centuries Of Colonialism. He Deliberately Eschewed The Exotica Which Had Beguiled All Too Many Western Travellers. He Refused To Be Distracted By The Monuments, The Spirituality And Cultural Bric-A-Brac, Preferring Instead To Fix His Gaze On The Actual Moment, On The Grand Endeavours Of Industrialization, Land Reform And The Then Still Fledging Democratic Spirit-- The India Of Nehru S Vision. India Changed Rossellini Irrevocably. It Was Here That He Encountered The Dusky, Doe-Eyed Sonali Dasgupta, Then 27 Years-Old, The Wife Of A Documentary Film-Maker And The Mother Of Two Small Children. Their Connection Scandalized Indian Society And Became The Object Of A Sustained Campaign By Elements In The Indian Press, Instigated By The Bombay Film Industry Which Resented Nehru S Patronage Of A Foreign Film-Maker And Rossellini S Unconcealed Contempt For Their Overblown, Fantastical Extravaganzas. Eminent Journalist Dileep Padgaonkar Enters The World Of India In The 1950S--The Great Political Expectations, The Curious, Interconnected Lives Of The Bombay Elite, The Still Isolated Universe Of Indian Villages--And Traces Rossellini S Passage Through All Of Them. Using Contemporary Reports, Interviews And The Published And Unpublished Reminiscences Of Those Involved In The Drama, He Looks At The Films That Rossellini Made And At Events As They Unfolded To Create A Portrait Of A Remarkable Man Who Fell Under The Spell Of A Woman, A Country And Its People. Under Her Spell Is Spell-Binding...The Personality (Of Rossellini) That Emerges From Dileep Padgaonkar'S Painstakingly Researched Work&Is That Of A Complex, Creatively Restless, Controversial And Often Contradictory Human Being, Who Also Happened To Be A Classic Alpha Male. -Shyam Benegal, Film Director Rossellini Transgressed Every Conceivable Boundary He Was Confronted With - Personal Or Professional. Some Of The Transgressions Were Path-Breaking In His Life And In His Work. Some Others Brought On Meaningless Misery And Disappointment. He Remained A Teacher In Failures, Even. Under Her Spell Is An Engrossing Account Of Magnificent Compulsions. -Mani Kaul, Film Director A Well-Researched And Original Inquiry Into A Key Period Of Rossellini S Evolution Towards A New Kind Of Cinema. Dileep Padgaonkar S Account Of His Passage To India Reads Like A Passionate Novel. -Adriano Aprà, Italian Film Historian The Joy Of Discovery In Rossellini S (Film), India, Is Echoed In This Magnificent Chronicle Of The Italian Director S Incredible Adventures& Dileep Padgaonkar Has Found A Wealth Of New Sources For This Amazing Story. -Tag Gallagher, Author Of The Adventures Of Roberto Rossellini)

Hidden Under Her Heart

Author: Rachelle Ayala

Publisher: Rachelle Ayala


Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 8330


A tiny life hangs on the balance. Is it worthless because it is unwanted? Maryanne Torres is a compassionate nurse who fails at relationships. After a string of losers, she swears off premarital sex, hoping to land a marrying type of man. Lucas Knight, a dedicated triathlete, is smart, sweet, and everything Maryanne wants in a man. Their romance is cut short when she is pregnant after being raped at a party. Lucas and Maryanne struggle with her decision to abort. He asks her to seek alternatives and pledges to support her through the pregnancy. However, the rapist has other ideas and is determined to destroy the baby and Maryanne. With Maryanne's life in danger, Lucas races to save her and her baby. However, Maryanne hides a secret that threatens to tear them apart forever.

Under Her Brass Corset

Author: Brenda Williamson

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426893299

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3028


Since the loss of her father, Abigail Thatch's life has been in turmoil. Her social status is in shambles, her finances depleted, and she's on the verge of losing her beloved home. But everything changes when she meets the dashing flying machine captain Jasper Blackthorn. Not only does he introduce her to a world she thought only existed in myth and legend, he awakens sensual feelings deep within her... Jasper may be immortal, but he hasn't truly lived in years. Having secretly watched over Abigail as a favor to her notorious grandfather, he can't resist arranging a "chance" meeting with the beauty. But he has an ulterior motive: to retrieve the mystical Crystal Compass hidden in her house before it falls into the wrong hands. He never imagines he'll be tempted to love again... When Abigail learns the truth, she and Jasper embark on a journey that will change both of their lives—and possibly the world... 70,000 words

A Cowboy Under Her Tree

Author: Allison Leigh

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1426809808

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5524


Hotel heiress Melanie McFarlance thought running the Hopping H guest ranch would be a breeze. But after one crisis too many, she realized she needed to ask for help and came up with a crazy solution—marrying a bona fide rancher Russ Chilton. Both Melanie and Russ know their wedding's purely a business arrangement: Melanie gives Russ half the Hopping H, which he's always coveted, and Melanie gets some hidden help running her brand-new property—a property she's bound to lose without cowboy's Russ's expert touch. What the newly married couple don't expect is for their stricly professional arrangement to quickly turn personal. Stay tuned to see if this marriage of convenience is actually one for keeps!

Boots Under Her Bed

Author: Jodi Thomas,Jo Goodman,Kaki Warner,Alison Kent

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101623179

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9896


From four acclaimed authors come four all-new novellas featuring the rugged men of the West and the women who want them… From Jodi Thomas...Callie has done a lot of crazy things, but it’ll take one more to prove she isn’t nuts: find a husband, fast! Her only requirement: he has to be taller than she is and swear not to have her committed during their ruse of a marriage. From Jo Goodman...Felicity Ravenwood was raised to be independent-minded, but when this runaway bride opposes her father’s choices, it is up to Nat Church to bring her around. But he doesn’t count on springing her from jail, holding her hostage, or falling head over boot-heels in love. From Kaki Warner...Two strangers on a train have more in common than they know—both have hidden purposes and ties to a Nebraska bank robbery. But when their schemes unravel, they find a bigger surprise awaiting them than either could have imagined. From Alison Kent...When runaway New York socialite Maeve Daugherty joins her father’s bodyguard Zeb Crow on his personal mission of revenge, what was a slightly scandalous new life as a bookkeeper for an infamous San Antonio brothel becomes downright dangerous. But that’s not stopping Maeve from having the time of her life. From the Paperback edition.

Junie B. Jones #8: Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed

Author: Barbara Park

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307754723

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 4610


Barbara Park’s New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty years. Over 60 million copies in print and now with a bright new look for a new generation! Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! Junie B. knows there’s no such thing as monsters. Mother and Daddy even said so. But then why is there monster drool on Junie B.’s pillow? Oh, no! What if Paulie Allen Puffer is right—what if she really does have a monster under her bed? If Junie B. goes to sleep, the monster might see her feet hanging down. And he might think her piggy toes are yummy little wiener sausages! USA Today: “Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set.” Publishers Weekly: “Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun.” Kirkus Reviews: “Junie’s swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world. . . . A hilarious, first-rate read-aloud.” Time: “Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty.” From the Trade Paperback edition.