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|Author||: Ilsa Madden-Mills|
WSJ bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills delivers a gripping enemies-to-lovers, secret admirer, high school romance.The rich and popular Sharks rule at prestigious, ivy-covered Camden Prep. Once upon a time, I wanted to be part of their world-until one of them destroyed me. The last thing I expected was an anonymous love letter from one of them.Please. I hate every one of those rich jerks for what they did to me. The question is, which Shark is my secret admirer? Knox, the scarred quarterback. Dane, his twin brother. Or Chance, the ex who dumped me. . . Dear Ava, Your eyes are the color of the Caribbean Sea.That's stupid. What I really mean is, you look at me and I feel something REAL. It's been ten months since you were here, but I can't forget you. I've missed seeing you walk down the hall. I've missed you cheering at my football games. I've missed the smell of your hair.The truth is, I wanted you back then-but you had him.And then everything fell apart that night.Don't hate me because I'm a Shark. I just want to make you mine. Still. Not part of any other series. Dark high school romance. Mature Content. Recommended for 18+.
|Author||: Serenity Gray|
|Editor||: Independently Published|
When Ava Reed turned twenty one, she decided to leave home for the last time, no matter where she ended up. The unworldly Ava decided anywhere would be better than home, having been taught her way of living was normal. Deep down inside, she knew there had to be a better way and, ready to find it, she ventures out, attempting to leave her past behind her. Unfortunately, there is no way to escape the memories. DEAR AVA is the story of a young woman that will touch your heart and stay with you forever.
|Author||: Ilsa Madden-MIlls|
Born into a life of privilege and secrets, Nora Blakely has everything any nineteen-year-old girl could desire. She's an accomplished pianist, a Texas beauty queen, and on her way to Princeton after high school. She's perfect... Leaving behind her million dollar mansion and Jimmy Choos, she becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex. Then she meets her soulmate. But he doesn't want her. When it comes to girls, twenty-five-year old Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love. His gym and his brother are all he cares about...until he meets Nora. He resists the pull of their attraction, hung up on their six year age difference. As they struggle to stay away from each other, secrets will be revealed, tempers will flare, and hearts will be broken. Welcome to Briarcrest Academy...where sometimes, the best things in life are Very Bad Things.
|Author||: Ella Fox,Teagan Hunter,Ilsa Madden-Mills,Meghan Quinn,Kennedy Ryan,Emma Scott,Kate Stewart,Sara Ney,Mandi Beck,Rochelle Paige|
Muscular football players. Passionate tennis pros. Sexy soccer stars. All sorts of alpha hotties, on the field and off.Have no fear! The team is back again, and this time...it's thicker. You'll get your sports romance fix with brand-new stories from eleven bestselling authors.Need one last summer fix? Dive into this anthology.*This anthology contains original, never-before-seen stories from Ella Fox, Mandi Beck, Teagan Hunter, Ilsa Madden-Mills, Sara Ney, Rochelle Paige, Meghan Quinn, Charleigh Rose, Kennedy Ryan, Emma Scott, and Kate Stewart.We still aren't responsible for melted devices.
|Author||: Carol Weston|
|Editor||: Sourcebooks, Inc.|
Meet outgoing Ava Wren, a fun fifth grader who tries not to lose patience with her shy big sister. When Pip's 13th birthday party turns into a disaster, Ava gets a story idea for a library contest. But uh-oh, Ava should never have written "Sting of the Queen Bee." Can Ava and her new friend help Pip come out of her shell? And can Ava get out of the mess she has made? Praise for Ava and Pip: "Weston perfectly captures the complexities of sisterhood." -The New York Times "Charming! Surprising! Inspiring!"-Karen Bokram, Founding Editor of Girls' Life "An endearing story about two very different sisters." -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A big W-O-W for Ava and Pip!"-Julie Sternberg, Like Pickle Juice On a Cookie "Ava Wren makes reading and writing so much fun, she deserves a T-O-P-S-P-O-T on your bookshelf. "-Dan Greenburg, author of The Zack Files and Secrets of Dripping Fang
|Author||: Leslye Walton|
|Editor||: Candlewick Press|
A 2015 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga. Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava — in all other ways a normal girl — is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naive to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the summer solstice celebration. That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo. First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human.
|Author||: Ava Zavora|
“You're the more real to me than any man I've ever known … ”To book blogger Eden, Adam is the embodiment of every literary fantasy she's ever had. Intelligent, wickedly funny, sexy, and attentive – he and his fascinating life seem right out of a novel. Their whirlwind relationship is so intense and all consuming that soon she can't imagine being with anyone else. But there's one little thing that's keeping Adam and Eden from their happily ever after. They've never met. She doesn't even know what he looks like.Despite how hard she's fallen for him and how he makes her feel, Eden's doubts begin to threaten their passionate love affair. Why is he so mysterious? Why does he seem reluctant to meet her? What is Adam hiding? Afraid that she's being made a fool of, Eden is forced to choose between her heart and her head. Is Adam too good to be true, as her common sense is telling her, or is the truth more startling than fiction?
|Author||: Jennifer Rohde Dickerson|
|Editor||: WestBow Press|
Ava Elaine was born with a condition unheard of by many who will read her story: congenital diaphragmatic hernia, or CDH. She began her journey on October 22, 2010. From the moment she came into my life, with her amazing, beautiful red hair and pretty blue eyes, I knew pure love. After one brief moment of skin-to-skin touch with her, she was whisked from my arms to a waiting team of doctors and nurses and put on a ventilator. Ava's courageous battle against seemingly insurmountable odds tells the story of her amazing impact on the lives of her family, friends, doctors, nurses, and even complete strangers. From her delivery at Parkland to the NICU at Children’sMedicalCenterinDallas, she touched the lives of everyone who came to know her. “Ava quickly got a reputation for being a fighter. From the time she entered the NICU, Ava clenched her little fists in preparation for her fight. Grandpa bought her a set of pink boxing gloves, and Team Ava was always standing at the ready in her corner. The staff at the hospital marveled at her ability to overcome a number of obstacles and difficult medical procedures. She would surprise us all, by telling us in her own way that she was not giving up without a fight.” —Elias Lopez, chaplain, Children’sMedicalCenter In the words of Dr. James Thomas, “Ava was endowed with a unique grace that those who knew her could feel. Perhaps Ava was a vehicle for a greater force or maybe she possessed a larger-than-life charisma.” How could one little girl's battle for life have such a life-changing effect on those who loved her?
|Author||: Crystal Y Nichelson|
|Editor||: Dorrance Publishing|
Ava's Heart Book Two: Skeletons By: Crystal Y Nichelson After experiencing years of abuse, sexual, mental, and physical, Ava thought the past was behind her. But the life-long effects are more serious than anyone could have imagined. After discovering and dealing with several alter egos, Ava must conquer her fears and take back control of her life. After deciding to face the abuse from her father and the neglect of her mother, Ava takes back control of her life.
|Author||: Caren Von See|
|Editor||: Balboa Press|
Have you ever been to Italy? Have you ever been in love? Well you’re in for a treat. My Treasurer Chest is both a romance and a family saga about a recent college graduate, Antonio, and a young lady, Sara, who, ordained by the stars, meet at an Italian restaurant in New York City. Their romance is sparked when Sara’s hand glances Antonio’s as she sets his tab on the table. Following their whirlwind romance, Antonio and Sara are joined by Antonio’s three best friends, Dante, Filippo and Giovanni, as well as Sara’s sister and maid of honor, Bethany, and her twin brother, James, who gives his sister away. After clearing out their apartments in New York, Antonio and Sara pack the remainder of their belongings in crates, and ship them to Italy. Life settles into a new sense of normal for Sara and Antonio after they move to Italy. Sara is introduced to Antonio’s family and a host of new characters, including Ava, the sweet, loving cook, Antonio’s ornery brother, Angelo, and the boy’s beloved Uncle Lorenzo. Antonio hires an architect who draws up plans and hires a staff to renovate the estate house as Sara slowly grows accustom to her new Italian family and life on a beautiful estate and winery in the rolling hills of Tuscany. Along with building a new life together, Sara and Antonio start a family. Sara’s first child is a determined daughter whom they name Abriana, after Antonio’s Great Aunt. Two years later, the family is in an uproar when Sara gives birth to twin boys, whom they name Georgio and Giovanni after Antonio and Sara’s fathers. Life is not without its ups and downs. It is unpredictable--at best. But in the end, it is a journey full of love, laughter and loss. Thank you for joining me on this journey.
|Author||: T.K. Wade|
Ava Paige was a sweet little girl who loved the color yellow. Rupert Appleton was a tubby man with a colorful bag. Somehow, they ended up on the same train together, a train bound to a magical country called Fairyland! Join Ava and Rupert on their adventure in this new fully illustrated book by T.K. Wade! Meet Jasper the Bunny who is trying to get back home before an army of foxes capture him. Read about the friend's they encounter along the way like Rocky, a wolf made of stone, and Hyjinx, a hyena who likes to tell stories. In the tradition of "Wizard of Oz" and "Alice in Wonderland," this story will spark the imaginations of children everywhere!
|Author||: Carol Weston|
|Editor||: Sourcebooks, Inc.|
Ava desperately wants a pet for her eleventh birthday-but gets way more than she bargained for when she adopts T-A-C-O-C-A-T. When Ava Wren hears about an injured yellow tabby with mismatched ears, she becomes obsessed and wants to rescue him. She even picks out a perfect palindromic name: T-A-C-O-C-A-T. But when Taco joins the family, he doesn't snuggle or purr-all he does is hide. Worse, Ava's best friend starts hanging out with Zara, a new girl in fifth grade. Ava feels alone and writes an acclaimed story, "The Cat Who Wouldn't Purr." What begins as exciting news turns into a disaster. How can Ava make things right? And what about sweet, scared little Taco? The New York Times called AVA AND PIP "a love letter to language. " With this second diary, Girls' Life advice columnist Carol Weston hits another home run.
|Author||: Elizabeth Hayley|
|Editor||: Waterhouse Press|
Time to call in the sexpert... Isla Scott seeks to enhance her sexual repertoire, and she’s using every available app to do so. But no matter what buttons she pushes, she isn’t having much luck during her frequent coffeehouse dating rendezvous. If she’s to eventually satisfy Mr. Right—and herself—in every way, she needs to gain some more experience. But so far she’s only encountered duds. Grayson Hawkins’s marriage fell apart when he caught his wife with his best friend. Emotionally bankrupt, he’s left her and his high-pressure job to start over in a new town. A clean slate for the artist. A new coffeehouse to patronize. A fresh page on which he can draw his illustrations. Grayson and Isla form an unconventional pact where he agrees to be her sex guru to help her gain the experience she seeks in trade for permission for him to sketch her comical dates for his newspaper’s Instagram page. But such a pact doesn’t come without pitfalls, and Isla must make a decision. Does she apply her newfound knowledge on one of her dates, or will she realize her Sexpert was always the one? Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.
|Author||: Wayne A. Bernard Sr.|
This book is about people whose ancestors lived in bondage and the ordeal and challenges facing them finding freedom in a world where others were still in bondage. It tells of the simple life challenges and the struggle of being accepted. It tells of those that were not resposible for the things that were done in the past but were willing to sacrifice everything to make the world they now live in better. It displays the simple beauty that life can hold and the courage to keep that beauty alive. It tells of how their leaders built a challenging world around them and proved to them they were equal to any man. This story contains hardships, challenges, humor and a zest for life as free as it possibly could be. The story takes place in the mid 1800s on a Louisiana cane Plantation. It tells of free people and the challenges they faced to hold that freedom as it was at a time and place in history that just wasnt ready for the change. It tells of the struggles and the pleasures that evolve through the good deeds of a group of people that had the belief that the best people in the world were treated the worst. To see the beauty of the outcome of this story, just take a stroll to the place called Cool Winds Gate.
|Author||: Leanne Tyler|
|Editor||: The Wild Rose Press Inc|
Ava Monroe loves matchmaking and even though she promised her best friend John she'd stop, she can't. Determined to find her new friend Jayne a suitable mate, Ava even contemplates matching her with John. John Franklin wishes nothing more than to marry Ava, but she is too engrossed in her mischief to see his love. Taking matters into his own hands, John attempts to foil Ava's match for Jayne by proving love is better left to fate than a matchmaker. Can a clueless matchmaker and a literary scholar find happiness when she breaks her promise to him?
|Author||: J. Randy Taraborrelli|
|Editor||: Grand Central Publishing|
In 1997, Taraborrelli's bestselling Sinatra: Behind the Legend captivated audiences with a never-before seen look at the life of an icon through six years of research and over 425 interviews with associates, friends and lovers. Now, Taraborrelli is back with a completely new and updated lens. Fans of Sinatra--old and new--will be able to delve into the private life and controversy of a musician whose career spans decades. From show business, struggles with depression, his many romances and attaining the American dream, Sinatra's story delivers a captivating and humanizing portrait of the legend for a new age. Taraborrelli is known for capturing and penning the untold stories of icons such as the Hiltons, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Diana Ross and the Kennedys. He has written a page-turning biography of an extremely talented, sometimes troubled, always fascinating man: the one and only Frank Sinatra.
|Author||: G. E. Nosek|
Ava Fae delights in the appearance of an alluring new boy at her high school, until she sees the dagger tattoo on the inside of his wrist. She knows that tattoo, and it can mean only one thing—either she or the new boy will be dead by the end of the school year.
|Author||: Laura Childs,Terrie Farley Moran|
The New York Times bestselling author of Gossamer Ghost returns to the Big Easy and the historic Garden District, where scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand discovers a bride-to-be murdered in the legendary Lafayette Cemetery… Carmela couldn’t imagine a finer evening than dinner at Commander’s Palace with her beau, Detective Edgar Babcock. The food and the company are equally divine—with the exception of Isabelle Black stopping by to brag about her upcoming wedding. Resuming the romance with a walk in the evening air, the couple is interrupted once again—this time by a terrifying scream from inside the cemetery. Having just seen Isabelle, Carmela and Edgar now find her lying across an aboveground tomb, strangled to death with a piece of vintage lace. Carmela would rather leave the investigating to Edgar, but she can’t say no to Isabelle’s sister Ellie, the tarot card reader at Juju Voodoo, when she asks her to help. As she untangles the enemies of Isabelle’s past, Carmela hopes she can draw out the killer before someone else gets cold feet. INCLUDES SCRAPBOOKING TIPS
|Author||: Ava Gardner,Peter Evans|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Ava Gardner was one of the most glamorous and famous stars in Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s. Her list of films includes The Killers, Showboat and Mogambo, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress, and her co-stars included Clark Gable, Gregory Peck, Burt Lancaster, Humphrey Bogart, Charlton Heston, and Richard Burton - the A-list of male Hollywood stars. Married three times - to Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw, and Frank Sinatra - the first two lasted only about a year each whilst her marriage to Sinatra lasted several. She had a long-running affair with Howard Hughes, and a briefer one with George C. Scott, among others. In Ava Gardner, she has much to say about her husbands and lovers, and some of her co-stars,all of whom get Gardner's unflinchingly honest treatment. Ava Gardner is irresistibly candid and surprising. She began the book because, as she told Evans, 'it's either write the book or sell the jewels and I'm kinda fond of the jewels.' At the time of their collaboration Gardner was living in London, where she had lived for decades, smoking and drinking heavily. Having suffered a stroke that damaged the left side of her face and her left arm she had trouble sleeping and was often depressed - the glamorous wardrobes replaced by grey. Her story could itself have been depressing except for her wit and wickedness, which are on full display in this book. This book tells the story of her life as she wanted to tell it. Ava Gardner is the autobiography that Ava Gardner began with writer Peter Evans in 1988. She never finished it and decided against publishing it because of its frankness. She later collaborated on a tamer autobiography, which was published at her death in 1990. After Gardner's death, her estate authorised the book to be published much as she and Evans had originally conceived it.
|Author||: Ava Dellaira|
|Editor||: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)|
This sweeping multi-generational love story introduces readers to mother-and-daughter pair Marilyn and Angie. To seventeen-year-old Angie, who is mixed-race, Marilyn is her hardworking, devoted white single mother. But Marilyn was once young, too. When Marilyn was seventeen, she fell in love with Angie's father, James, who was African-American. But Angie's never met him, and Marilyn has always told her he died before she was born. When Angie discovers evidence of an uncle she's never met she starts to wonder: What if her dad is still alive, too? So she sets off on a journey to find him, hitching a ride to LA from her home in New Mexico with her ex-boyfriend, Sam. Along the way, she uncovers some hard truths about herself, her mother, and what truly happened to her father.