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|Author||: Magan Vernon|
|Editor||: Entangled: Embrace|
"Full of Irish charm, sweeping scenery, and swoon-worthy romance." - Jay Crownover, NYT bestselling author I need a wife if I want to help save my family’s billion-dollar pub empire. There’s just one problem: I never plan on marrying. So, I need someone who understands that this is just another business deal. I don’t do commitments. And my brother’s executive assistant, Fallon Smith, fits that bill. Fallon needs help with her grandmother’s expenses, and her pretending to be my fake wife is a way we can make that happen. She’s not my biggest fan, but we can help each other and then go our separate ways. That she’s beautiful and I enjoy spending time with her–doesn’t matter. When all of this is done, she’s heading home to America, and I’ve got a company to run. A fake wedding and a whole lot of whiskey. What could go wrong? Each book in the Murphy Brothers series is STANDALONE: * Straight Up Irish * Irish on the Rocks * Dirty Irish
|Author||: Magan Vernon|
|Editor||: Entangled: Embrace|
My life has revolved around the two things I've always loved: whiskey and rugby. Now the marriage clause in my Da's will has me putting both on the back burner if I want to save the Murphy's Pub empire and find a wife. As the last brother to get married, I need a little help, and that's where my sister-in-law's American best friend, Leah, comes into the picture. She could use a little Irish luck after the deceitful things her ex did to her that brought her to Ireland. With her take-no-shite-attitude, she's just the type of girl to help me find a wife. That is, if I can remember she’s the matchmaker and not the match. Each book in the Murphy Brothers series is STANDALONE: * Straight Up Irish * Irish on the Rocks * Dirty Irish
|Author||: Magan Vernon|
|Editor||: Entangled: Embrace|
My family's whiskey empire needs to keep me as CEO. But thanks to my dad's will, to take my place as rightful head of the company, I need to find a wife. If I could just get my brother Sean's pain-in-the-arse best mate, Grace, out of my head long enough to focus on finding a decent woman. The woman maddens me, but she's a longtime friend of the family, so giving her a job as my assistant is the only way I can keep everyone off my back. But the more time I spend with her, the more I find myself looking differently at this girl from my past. Too bad she's decided not to give me the time of day. Each book in the Murphy Brothers series is STANDALONE: * Straight Up Irish * Irish on the Rocks * Dirty Irish
|Author||: George Stowers|
Since the summer of 2000, George Stowers has worked onboard some of the largest and newest cruise ships that ply the earth's waters. His time onboard these grand, floating resorts has afforded him the opportunity to visit world renowned ports in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Western coasts of the Unites States and Mexico as well as all of the Hawaiian Islands. Mr. Stowers entered the cruising industry as a sales assistant in the onboard gift shops and then moved into the position of Internet Manager. For those who have always wondered what this unique lifestyle of cruise ship employment entails, his memoirs in "Straight Up, No Sippin'" provide insightful answers through witty narratives, keen observation of "vacation" behavior, and frank, self evaluation.
|Author||: Deirdre Martin|
Even a man on the run can enjoy the thrill of the chase... Hiding from New York's Irish mob, Liam O'Brien is in Ireland working as a bartender in his parents' old village. Hurt once by a man, Aislinn McCafferty is the local ice queen, which the unsuspecting Liam soon learns the hard way. Accepting a wager from the pub's owner, Liam pursues Aislinn. But neither of them expects this donnybrook of the sexes to turn into an unlikely love...
|Author||: Magan Vernon|
|Editor||: Entangled: Embrace|
Sometimes, you’ve got to take a job with the devil to pay the bills... Too bad I learned too late the devil wears Armani, is the most uptight man in the history of history, and I just signed an unbreakable contract shackling me to his pompous royal side for the summer. But God, he’s got this British accent that makes my panties melt. Until the words he says catch up with my brain and make me want to throw one of his precious vases at his head. One minute we’re fighting—and the next we can’t keep our hands off each other. Because somehow, when Mr. Blue Eyes is kissing me, he makes me forget how much he annoys me. And that starts a whole new level of complications I. Don’t. Need. Cuz if you dance with the devil, someone’s gonna end up getting burned...
|Author||: Joel Harrison,Neil Ridley|
|Editor||: Mitchell Beazley|
How great would it be to have access to the world's experts to help you choose the coolest and most interesting bars, wherever you find yourself in the world? Well, now you do. Straight Up is a carefully curated collection of insider tips that will allow you to discover the best drinking spots around the globe. From a 10-seat basement bar in Tokyo, to classic hotel-bar glamour and a glitzy rooftop poolside bar in Milan, this book contains everything you need to drink in style, brought to you by the locals in the know. Spirits experts Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley have gathered a team of expert contributors among the world's bartending community to nose out the most interesting and characterful experiences. Throughout the book you'll also find lots of features on signature cocktails, the low-down on star bartenders, and even 'A Day Drinking in...' with the perfect city itinerary.
|Author||: Andrew M. Greeley|
|Editor||: Tor Books|
Nuala Anne McGrail is almost more than any poor mortal man can handle without losing his sanity: her beauty causes shortness of breath in men of all ages, she's strong, she's smart, she's witty, she sings like an angel, and--to top it all off--she's psychic, or fey as they say in the Old Country. But our man Dermot Michael Coyne, "accidental millionaire," part-time writer, and full-time worshiper of Nuala, seems to be bearing up pretty well in as much as Herself has consented to marry him. Before that blissful day arrives, another one of Nuala's "spells" sends the pair on a hunt to find out what really happened to Al Capone's famous rival, Jimmy "Sweet Rolls" Sullivan. And as they've found in previous adventures, historic mysteries can often be too current for safety, and the dead should be left buried--wherever they are. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
|Author||: Naoise Dolan|
“This debut novel about an Irish expat millennial teaching English and finding romance in Hong Kong is half Sally Rooney love triangle, half glitzy Crazy Rich Asians high living—and guaranteed to please.” —Vogue AN ANTICIPATED BOOK FROM: Vogue * Elle * O, the Oprah Magazine * Esquire * Harper's Bazaar * PopSugar * LitHub An intimate, bracingly intelligent debut novel about a millennial Irish expat who becomes entangled in a love triangle with a male banker and a female lawyer Ava, newly arrived in Hong Kong from Dublin, spends her days teaching English to rich children. Julian is a banker. A banker who likes to spend money on Ava, to have sex and discuss fluctuating currencies with her. But when she asks whether he loves her, he cannot say more than "I like you a great deal." Enter Edith. A Hong Kong–born lawyer, striking and ambitious, Edith takes Ava to the theater and leaves her tulips in the hallway. Ava wants to be her—and wants her. And then Julian writes to tell Ava he is coming back to Hong Kong... Should Ava return to the easy compatibility of her life with Julian or take a leap into the unknown with Edith? Politically alert, heartbreakingly raw, and dryly funny, Exciting Times is thrillingly attuned to the great freedoms and greater uncertainties of modern love. In stylish, uncluttered prose, Naoise Dolan dissects the personal and financial transactions that make up a life—and announces herself as a singular new voice.
With 12 genres and influences, cities, and scenes, Music + Travel Worldwide guides music fans across an insightful, international stage of sounds to help plan where to go and what not to miss. Curated by experts in the industry, the book travels to Russia to experience the country's long and inglorious outlaw culture's sounds of chanson; heads to Buenos Aires to witness the development of cumbia, from the lavish '90s to its latest digital incarnation; goes "underground" to check out Beijing's ever-evolving, highly influential experimental music scene; and gets into Berlin's private clubs that are playing the offspring of techno. Loaded with sidebars and useful trivia about musicians, discography of artists' albums and 100 festival locations, a timeline of historical events for each of the 12 genres, and detailed maps of venue locations, this book is perfect for the travel lover or the musically obsessed.
|Author||: Michael R. Steele|
|Editor||: Sports Publishing LLC|
Limited Leatherbound Edition. Limited to 500 copies. Signed by Mirko Jurkovic, Ted Burgmeier, Andy Heck, John Scully, Hunter Smith, Bob Crable and Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger. Includes certificate of authenticity. The Fighting Irish Football Encyclopedia is written in a unique, easy-to-read style that brings to life the exploits of Notre Dame legends such as Knute Rockne, Joe Montana, the Four Horsemen, and former coach Lou Holtz. It also "reviews great moments of Fighting Irish football, including the school's 21 bowl appearances, the unforgettable "Game of the Century" versus Michigan State in 1966, Notre Dame's 11 national championships, and its traditional battles against Michigan, Southern California, and others.
|Author||: Lisa Samson|
They are living lives they were never meant to live. Georgia Bishop, a could-be jazz great, has thrown away her life, her marriage, and her talent for her drinking habit. Her cousin, Fairly Godfrey, is living the good life in New York but wonders if deeper meaning exists beyond the superficial world in which she finds herself. It takes a Congo refugee, a soul food chef, a persistent husband, and one desperate night on the brink of freedom for Georgia and Fairly to realize how far they have come from their God-given purposes. When they face the most difficult choices of their lives, only the power of grace can bring them to true healing.
|Author||: Ray Foley|
|Editor||: Sourcebooks, Inc.|
The Best Irish Drinks delivers countless recipes of cocktails straight from the Emerald Isle. Also included is information about Irish liquors, as well as famous Irish sayings and toasts. Ray Foley is the ultimate authority on bartending. He is the publisher of Bartender magazine, the No. 1 magazine in circulation for the bartending trade. This book is the result of his years of experience working with bartenders.
|Author||: Tim Pat Coogan|
|Editor||: Random House|
Ireland's bestselling popular historian tells the story of contemporary Ireland - controversial, authoritative and highly readable. Tim Pat Coogan's biographies of Michael Collins and DeValera and his studies of the IRA, the Troubles and the Irish Diaspora have transformed our understanding of contemporary Ireland, and all have been massive bestsellers. Now he has produced a major history of Ireland in the twentieth century. Covering both South and North and dealing with cultural and social history as well as political, this enthralling work will become the definitive single-volume account of the making of modern Ireland.
|Author||: Thomas Donahue,Karen Donahue|
|Editor||: PerfectWave Publishing|
Murder on the Isle of Capri THIS BOOK will keep you on the edge of your cozy reading chair: An Italian friend and colleague of Criminology Professor Marin Ryan dies in an accidental fall. The community in Genoa is devastated by the tragic end of a beloved father, grandfather, and loving husband. Marin and John Hunter are equally in sorrow as they walk down the street in the classic Italian burial procession. The wife wants Marin to finish a project her husband had been working on for their grandson—a historical book on sixteenth-century pirates. Honored, she agrees. Marin review her friend’s notes to discover his disturbing connection between those historical pirates and three present-day wealthy families. It’s a secret the patriarchs kill to keep. Was her friend’s death an accident? John and Marin journey across the Atlantic and the Pacific in an attempt to know the truth. The more they find, the more they are at risk. At each stop, from Italy to New York to Hawaii and back, they are in the sights of the modern pirates. Over 1000 reviews across all book sites: 79% 5 star. Reader Review: “This was a vacation in a book.” Reader Review: “This should be a movie.” Reader Review: “I think I felt every kick, punch, and sword cut! LOVED IT!!!!”.
|Author||: Layla Reyne|
|Editor||: Carina Press|
"Single Malt is full of explosive chemistry, captivating characters, and edge-of-your-seat suspense. A must read for any romantic suspense fan!" —Megan Erickson, USA TODAY bestselling author Eight months after the car crash that changed everything, FBI agent Aidan Talley is back at work. New department, new case and a new partner. Smart, athletic and handsome, Jameson Walker is twelve years his junior. Even if Aidan was ready to move on—and he's not—Jamie is off-limits. Jamie's lusted after Aidan for three years, and the chance to work with San Francisco's top agent directly is too good to pass up. Aidan is prickly—to put it mildly—but a growing cyber threat soon proves Jamie's skills invaluable. Jamie's talents paint a target on his back, and Aidan is determined to protect him. But with hack after hack threatening a high-security biocontainment facility, time is running out to thwart a deadly terrorist attack. They'll have to filter out distractions, on the case and in their partnership, to identify the real enemy, solve the case and save thousands of lives, including their own. Book one of the Agents Irish and Whiskey series This book is approximately 68,000 words
|Author||: Heather Kidd|
|Editor||: Hodder Moa|
Piri Weepu?s story is one of the most fascinating New Zealand rugby stories ever told. Born into a strong rugby league family ? Piri?s brother Billy actually played for the Kiwis ? Piri has risen to the very pinnacle of rugby union, while at the same time never losing his great love of the 13-man code. At 28, and in the year of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, Weepu was finally given his opportunity . . . . and didn?t he take it well. For years he had been in the shadows of Jimmy Cowan (not to mention a number of other first-choicers) but on the world stage, Piri stepped up to the mark and won the hearts of a nation. He kicked the goals for the All Blacks, he kicked for position and, in the absence of the incomparable Dan Carter, he ran the backline. His man of the match performance for the All Blacks in the quarter-final against Argentina and then another superb display against arch-rivals Australia in the semi-final cemented his place in New Zealand rugby folklore. This is more than a rugby story, though. This is a story of a little battler who has struggled with serious injury and fitness for a number of years, who has struggled to express himself because of an innate shyness, but who finally won over a nation on the greatest sporting stage.
|Author||: John Doyle|
|Editor||: Anchor Canada|
“There was no sex in Ireland before television.” —Irish MP Oliver J. Flanagan, in the early 1960s The Globe and Mail’s celebrated critic John Doyle was born in the small Irish town of Nenagh in 1957; his father purchased the family’s first television set in 1962. By day, John was schooled by the Christian brothers in the valour of Irish rebel heroes and the saintliness of Catholic martyrs. But in the evenings, television conveyed more subversive messages: American westerns suggested to a bookish young John a model of manhood that had nothing to do with the rigid boundaries of small-town Ireland; and The Late Late Show, Ireland’s homegrown talk-show-cum-variety-program, brought sex into Irish living rooms, eliciting howls of protest from priests and conservative politicians. As the 1960s and 70s wore on, television introduced the dreams and the actions of the American civil rights movement to Ireland. When the Catholics of Ulster adopted the practices of marching and peaceful protest, television transmitted their clashes with the police, and later with the British army, directly into the Doyles’ home — and broadcast them far beyond as well. It pointed John in the direction of a wider world, inspiring his hopes for the future just as it yanked Ireland out of its past. Funny, insightful, and always engaging, this illuminating story of a boy and a country transformed by television is indeed a “great feast of light.” Unknown to me, on that night there were other forces, unseen, in the air. The Irish Television Authority was already at work, silently sending out signals from a transmitter at Kipurre in the Dublin Mountains. Throughout the country, pioneers and eccentrics were attaching aerials to their roofs and chimneys. In shops where televisions were ready for purchase, a set was occasionally, optimistically turned on to see if there was a signal. Later that mild summer of 1961, an electrical engineer in Limerick, fifteen miles from my backyard, adjusted his aerial, descended from the roof and turned on the set. A test pattern card was crisply visible, but that wasn’t all — a fly was buzzing around the test card, agitatedly moving this way and that. The engineer sat transfixed. He was watching the first live action broadcast on Irish television. It was reported in the Limerick Leader newspaper the next day. The twentieth century had come late and in a hurry to Ireland. The Church, the rich, and the old ruled. There was no divorce, no contraception and books and movies were routinely banned. New ideas and ways of living had no route into Ireland, until television came. And when it came, its signal fell everywhere, and even the most insular town of Nenagh would be awakened into joy, fear and confusion. —Excerpt from A Great Feast of Light