Valentine’s Day Virgin
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|Author||: Nicole Hardy|
|Editor||: Hachette Books|
When Nicole Hardy's eye-opening "Modern Love" column appeared in the New York Times, the response from readers was overwhelming. Hardy's essay, which exposed the conflict between being true to herself as a woman and remaining true to her Mormon faith, struck a chord with women coast-to-coast. Now in her funny, intimate, and thoughtful memoir, Nicole Hardy explores how she came, at the age of thirty-five, to a crossroads regarding her faith and her identity. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nicole had held absolute conviction in her Mormon faith during her childhood and throughout her twenties. But as she aged out of the Church's "singles ward" and entered her thirties, she struggled to merge the life she envisioned for herself with the one the Church prescribed, wherein all women are called to be mothers and the role of homemaker is the emphatic ideal. Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin chronicles the extraordinary lengths Nicole went to in an attempt to reconcile her human needs with her spiritual life--flying across the country for dates with LDS men, taking up salsa dancing as a source for physical contact, even moving to Grand Cayman, where the ocean and scuba diving provided some solace. But neither secular pursuits nor LDS guidance could help Nicole prepare for the dilemma she would eventually face: a crisis of faith that caused her to question everything she'd grown up believing. In the tradition of the memoirs Devotion and Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin is a mesmerizing and wholly relatable account of one woman's hard-won mission to find love, acceptance, and happiness--on her own terms.
|Author||: Pippa Roscoe|
Six months ago, their marriage ended… He has twelve hours to claim her back! Odir Farouk is about to become king—but to take his throne, he needs his errant wife by his side! Odir denied his hunger for Eloise, refusing to compromise power for passion. His rejection drove her away. Now Odir has until news of his succession breaks to win back his queen…and pleasure will be his most powerful weapon!
|Author||: Carolyn Mackler|
|Editor||: Candlewick Press|
"Don’t miss this." –TEEN PEOPLE Mara Valentine is in control. She’s a straight-A senior, a vegan, and her parents’ pride and joy. She’s neck-and-neck with her womanizing ex-boyfriend for number-one class ranking and plans to kick his salutatorian butt on her way out the door to Yale. Mara has her remaining months in Brockport all planned out, but the plan does not include having V, her slutty, pot-smoking, sixteen-year-old niece – yes, niece – come to live with her family. Nor does it involve lusting after her boss or dreaming about grilled cheese sandwiches every night. What does a control freak like Mara do when things start spinning wildly out of control? With insight, authenticity, and a healthy dose of humor, Carolyn Mackler creates an evolving Type A heroine that every reader will recognize – and root for.
|Author||: Leah Williams|
|Editor||: Dynamite Entertainment|
Mardi Gras may still be a couple weeks away, but that doesn’t mean spirits aren’t stirring! Valentine’s Day is New Orlean’s version of Halloween—the one day a year that's a supernatural free-for-all, when all the ghosts and ghoulies come out to feast on the spirits and flesh of horny tourists. Let’s just say there’s going to be big trouble in the Big Easy!
|Author||: Trinity Blacio,Lia Violet|
|Editor||: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC|
Two Paranormal Valentine’s Day Novellas! The Cupid Crush by Lia Violet Librarian Lucy’s teen volunteer group does not want anything red or pink with cute sayings to celebrate love, and she is in total agreement. At their Un-Valentine party, they crush candy hearts with a hammer even while making cards and nice decorations for the Cupid's Dance veteran fundraiser. Mack is helping remodel the local VFW hall after a fire before a big Valentine’s Day fundraiser, but this is the busy season for him and his Cupid shifter siblings. When he goes to the library to ask for help for the veterans’ event, Mack is surprised to find that even Cupid can be struck by the arrow. Cupid Hits the Local VFW by Trinity Blacio Red Riding had heard it all. At 58, been married with kids and was now widowed. She wasn’t done with life, but she also wanted to make a difference. However, the little weasel at the Volunteer agency’s sick sense of humor really pissed her off, sending her into the local Wolf VFW to help organize a Cupid’s Dance for a bunch of Veteran Wolves. General Zack Danger had done his duty to his country for over 20 years, trying to forget his mate that had been killed so long ago. Their kids were all grown now, so he spent most of his time at the club, trying to help others after stepping down as Alpha of the pack, now Alpha for the VFW-Wolves International. What he wasn’t expecting was the gorgeous redhead stepping into the club setting off every protective bone in his body when the other wolves started to sniff around her. His wolf was bound and determined to mate with the curvy woman.
|Author||: Emily McKay,Catherine Mann|
Nothing could tempt widower Ward Miller from his self-imposed seclusion. Until the private celebrity met his new "handler," the beautiful, no-nonsense Ana Rodriguez. While he'd only stepped back into the spotlight for the worthy charity Ana ran, having her by his side was the benefit he truly wanted. She claimed she'd never fall for a musician—being starstruck wasn't her style. But that wouldn't stop Ward. Ana made him want things he hadn't wanted in much too long. So he'd pursue her…and with one kiss turn the tables on this innocent, leaving her begging for his touch.
|Author||: Richard Branson|
Twenty years after his iconic memoir Losing My Virginity, the world’s ultimate entrepreneur is back with the rest of the story. Richard Branson’s Losing My Virginity shared the outrageous tale of how he built Virgin from a student magazine into one of the greatest brands in history. No challenge was too daunting, no opportunity too outlandish to pursue. And each new adventure started with five simple words: “Screw it, let’s do it.” Now, fifty years after starting his first business, Branson shares the candid details of a lifetime of triumphs and failures and what he really thinks about his unique life and career. Finding My Virginity is an intimate look at his never-ending quest to push boundaries, break rules, and seek new frontiers—even after launching a dozen billion-dollar businesses and hundreds of other companies. As he led Virgin into the new millennium, Branson fearlessly expanded the brand into new categories such as mobile, media, fitness, and banking and into every corner of the globe—all while preserving its iconoclastic, scrappy spirit. He even brought Virgin into space with Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline. Finding My Virginity takes us behind the scenes of the incredible brains, heart, and sacrifices that have gone into making private spaceflight an imminent reality—even after the biggest crisis Branson has ever faced. But this book is much more than a series of business adventures. It’s also the story of Branson’s evolution from hotshot entrepreneur to passionate philanthropist and public servant, via Virgin Unite’s environmental and health initiatives and through the Elders, a council of influential global leaders. And it’s the story of his personal quest to become a better son, husband, father, and “grand-dude” to his four grandchildren. Featuring a supporting cast that includes everyone from Bill Gates to Kate Moss, Nelson Mandela to Barack Obama, this is the gripping account of a man who will never stop reaching for the stars, in more ways than one. Find out how Branson did it for the first time—all over again.
|Author||: Amanda Ann Klein|
|Editor||: Duke University Press|
Between 1995 and 2000, the number of music videos airing on MTV dropped by 36 percent. As an alternative to the twenty-four-hour video jukebox the channel had offered during its early years, MTV created an original cycle of scripted reality shows, including Laguna Beach, The Hills, The City, Catfish, and Jersey Shore, which were aimed at predominantly white youth audiences. In Millennials Killed the Video Star Amanda Ann Klein examines the historical, cultural, and industrial factors leading to MTV's shift away from music videos to reality programming in the early 2000s and 2010s. Drawing on interviews with industry workers from programs such as The Real World and Teen Mom, Klein demonstrates how MTV generated a coherent discourse on youth and identity by intentionally leveraging stereotypes about race, ethnicity, gender, and class. Klein explores how this production cycle, which showcased a variety of ways of being in the world, has played a role in identity construction in contemporary youth culture—ultimately shaping the ways in which Millennial audiences of the 2000s thought about, talked about, and embraced a variety of identities.
|Author||: Doug Taylor|
In every decade, deeds are committed in dark places that are unknown to those who tread life’s well-lit paths. Even so, as a new era dawns in Toronto of the 1950s, no one suspects that a serial killer is about to unleash a fury on the quiet residential avenues and in the forested river valleys. On Labour Day weekend in 1951, just as thirteen-year-old Tom Hudson is ready to begin high school, a sadistic killer strikes. A female member of the school’s staff is brutally murdered in the secluded darkness of the Humber Valley, and the police suspect another teacher has committed the crime. After detectives Gerry Thomson and Jim Peersen are assigned to the case, another innocent victim is murdered. As the investigation heats up, Tom and his friends attempt to go about their normal lives—developing as teenagers do—but it is not long before they become unwittingly caught up with the mystery behind the brutal killings. As the killer’s rage intensifies, everyone fears another murder lies in the shadows. Now it is up to two detectives and a group of curious teenagers to find a psychopath hell-bent on seeking revenge—before further violence occurs.
|Author||: Stephanie Crosby|
Hi. My name is Symphony and Im still a virgin, sadly. I mean, Ive had crushes, Ive had ex-boyfriends and others, but they didnt do anything. Hell, I even befriended a slut in high school, but the guys that she brought were disgusting. I dont know how she even dealt with them, but then again, she didnt have any morals herself. I mean, why would she be a slut if she had sense? Sluts dont have sense; I mean, thats unheard of! Then again, I was looking for lovebecause all I ever wanted was love, almost the type of love my dad gives me but without the whole hes related to me thing. Yeah, my dad is related to me, so he has to be nice to me. My dad is paying my bills while Im in school. For that I am grateful for him. I love him to death even though he watches soap operas, General Hospital to be exact. Does he know that I watch soap opera clips on YouTube? No, he doesnt need to know.
|Author||: Sonja Livingston|
|Editor||: U of Nebraska Press|
The Virgin of Prince Street chronicles Sonja Livingston’s quest to explore devotion and spirituality in her life. Meditations on quirky rituals and fading traditions thoughtfully and dynamically interrogate traditional elements of sacramental devotion, especially as they relate to shifting concepts of religion, relationships, and the sacred.
|Author||: Deidre Sklar|
|Editor||: Univ of California Press|
This book -- at once personal and analytical -- explores, in vibrant detail and compelling depth, the capacity of movement to express the way that human beings experience their lives and identities. In recounting her exploration of a town in the American Southwest, Deidre Sklar examines themes common to cultures around the world."—Benjamin S. Orlove, editor of The Allure of the Foreign
|Author||: Deborah Hale|
Her hands bound by blackmail and duty, Laura Penrose was forced to marry her sweetheart's ruthless cousin. Now a widow, her sweetheart has returned. Ford Barrett, Lord Kingsfold, believes Laura betrayed him and has a debt to pay—she owes him a wedding… and a wedding night! Laura sacrificed herself once out of duty—she won't be taken again for revenge. But this new, dark, dangerous Ford discards her pleas…. Can she tell him she never wronged him, before he discovers her more innocent secret?
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|Author||: Thomas Dekker|
|Author||: Emily Wood|
|Editor||: Random House|
The Virgin Book of Baby Names takes as its starting point the fact that choosing a name for your baby should be fun. Rather than a dry list of every name under the sun, Emily Wood has organised names into interesting themed categories - from literature to pop music, biblical to astrological names, celebrity baby names to names to avoid! With names for every day of the year, as well as a comprehensive A-Z of girls' and boys' names, The Virgin Book of Baby Names is an enjoyable alternative to the traditional baby names book.
|Author||: Louis Marshall Gould|
|Editor||: BOD SE|
Louis Marshall Gould takes us on a colourful and magical odyssey through Poetry, Prose & Song - and Photographs. With vivid illustrations by Rene Martin. Louis Marshall Gould tar med oss pa en fargstark och magisk odysse genom Poesi, Prosa, Sang & Fotografier. Boken innehaller levande illustrationer av konstnaren Rene Martin.
|Author||: Emma Chastain|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Mean Girls as lovably flawed high school student Chloe Snow chronicles her junior year as she navigates the highs and lows of family, friendship, school, and losing her virginity. I’ll be honest: junior year has been a disaster. My horrible mom is back from Mexico. My dad’s girlfriend is living in our house. Did I mention my parents aren’t divorced yet? On the plus side, I lost my virginity!...and then the whole school found out and I got slut-shamed. Then, somehow, I got popular! But according to some people, it turned me into a monster, and I’m pretty sure everyone hates me now. Oh, and there was the Thanksgiving fiasco, and the prom queen debacle, and the illegal middle-of-the-night drive to the hospital. Want to hear the whole wild story? You’ll have to read my notes.
|Author||: C. W. Wilson|
WARNING: CONTENT MAY BE DAMAGING TO RELIGIOUS BELIEFS In 1995, C.W. Wilson’s life was changed forever when he discovered satanic iconography veiled in the Catholic Church’s venerated “Our Lady of Guadalupe”. He shares this insight in a new novel inspired by actual events. The leaders of the most powerful religion in the world are not who they claim to be... And they have a secret. In the shadowed underworld of the illegal narcotics trade, Kentucky, a seemingly normal young man of questionable morals and principals, unwittingly discovers a blasphemous subliminal image in one of the world’s most beloved icons, and his search for answers uncovers a deception so malevolent it could destroy the very foundation of Christianity. In a world void of physical and mental limitations, Kentucky struggles to come to grips with Christianity’s darkest and most closely guarded secret. Will the promise of an eternal life in heaven still hold sway once the world discovers death is merely an option?