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Holidays on Ice

David Sedaris s beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces including a never before published story Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy s elf and the annals of two very competitive families are Sedaris s tales of tardy trick or treaters i Us and Them i the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French i Jesus Shaves i what to do when you ve been locked out in a snowstorm i Let It Snow i the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations i Six to Eight Black Men i what Halloween at the medical examiner s looks like i The Monster Mash i and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry i Cow and Turkey i


Ego Is the Enemy

While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer almost irrational force I ve found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn who eschewed the spotlight and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition from the Prologue br br Many of us insist the main impediment to a full successful life is the outside world In fact the most common enemy lies within our ego Early in our careers it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent With success it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems In failure it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult At every stage ego holds us back br br i The Ego is the Enemy i draws on a vast array of stories and examples from literature to philosophy to history We meet fascinating figures like Howard Hughes Katharine Graham Bill Belichick and Eleanor Roosevelt all of whom reached the highest levels of power and success by conquering their own egos Their strategies and tactics can be ours as well br br But why should we bother fighting ego in an era that glorifies social media reality TV and other forms of shameless self promotion Armed with the lessons in this book as Holiday writes you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness and as a result you will be liberated to accomplish the world changing work you ve set out to achieve


The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

b The impediment to action advances action What stands in the way becomes the way Marcus Aurelius b br br We are stuck stymied frustrated But it needn t be this way There is a formula for success that s been followed by the icons of history from John D Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S Grant to Steve Jobs a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities Faced with impossible situations they found the astounding triumphs we all seek br br These men and women were not exceptionally brilliant lucky or gifted Their success came from timeless philosophical principles laid down by a Roman emperor who struggled to articulate a method for excellence in any and all situations br br This book reveals that formula for the first time and shows us how we can turn our own adversity into advantage


Rachel's Holiday (Walsh Family, #2)

Meet Rachel Walsh She has a pair of size feet and such a fondness for recreational drugs that her family has forked out the cash for a spell in Cloisters Dublin s answer to the Betty Ford Clinic She s only agreed to her incarceration because she s heard that rehab is wall to wall jacuzzis gymnasiums and rock stars going tepid turkey and it s about time she had a holiday br br But what Rachel doesn t count on are the toe curling embarrassments heaped on her by family and group therapy the dearth of sex drugs and rock n roll and missing Luke her ex What kind of a new start in life is this


Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

You ve seen it all before A malicious online rumor costs a company millions A political sideshow derails the national news cycle and destroys a candidate Some product or celebrity zooms from total obscurity to viral sensation What you don t know is that someone is responsible for all this Usually someone like me br br I m a media manipulator In a world where blogs control and distort the news my job is to control blogs as much as any one person can In today s culture br br Blogs like Gawker Buzzfeed and the Huffington Post drive the media agenda br br Bloggers are slaves to money technology and deadlines br br Manipulators wield these levers to shape everything you read see and watch online and off br br Why am I giving away these secrets Because I m tired of a world where blogs take indirect bribes marketers help write the news reckless journalists spread lies and no one is accountable for any of it I m pulling back the curtain because I don t want anyone else to get blindsided br br I m going to explain exactly how the media really works What you choose to do with this information is up to you


Holiday in Death (In Death, #7)

No one likes to be alone during the holidays For New York s most posh dating service Personally Yours it is the season to bring lonely hearts together But Lieutenant Eve Dallas on the trail of a ritualistic serial killer has made a disturbing discovery all of the victims have been traced to Personally Yours As the murders continue Eve enters into an elite world of people searching for their one true love and a killer searching for his next victim A world where the power of love leads men and women into the ultimate act of betrayal


Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising

Gmail Facebook AirBnb Evernote A new generation of multibillion dollar brands have been built without spending a dime on traditional marketing techniques No press releases no PR firm and no billboards in Times Square br br It wasn t luck that took them from tiny start ups to massive success They have a new strategy called Growth Hacking And it works br br In this e special bestselling author Ryan Holiday shows how the marketing game has changed forever He explains the growth hacker mindset and provides a new set of rules critical information whether you re an aspiring marketer an entrepreneur or a Fortune senior executive


The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations for Clarity, Effectiveness, and Serenity

b A beautifully packaged gifty daily devotional of Stoic wisdom from the author of i The Obstacle is the Way i b br b b br Modern readers praise Stoic philosophy for its unique blend of practicality and wisdom But it s admittedly hard for the average reader to decipher the Dover Thrift edition of Marcus Aurelius work The antiquated needlessly formal language of most modern translations is stripped down in this book revealing powerful aphorisms that cut straight to the heart of our day to day challenges br br Presented in a page per day format this daily resource of Stoic inspiration combines new translations of Seneca Epictetus Zeno by Stephen Hanselman with calls to further reflection and action by Ryan Holiday Arranged topically following the same three movements Perception Action Will that Holiday used in i The Obstacle is the Way i this guide features twelve principles for overcoming obstacles and achieving greater satisfaction br br Aimed at the high octane action oriented doers of our wired world this book is intended to open to them a new daily ritual and a new orientation that will bring balanced action insight effectiveness and serenity


Holidays Are Hell

This holiday spend quality time with family and loved ones living and dead br br There s no place like home for the horrordays unless you d prefer a romantic midnight walk through a ghost infested graveyard or a haunted house candlelight dinner with the sexy vampire of your dreams The black magical season is here and whether it s a solstice s ance gone demonically wrong with the incomparable Kim Harrison a grossly misshapen Christmas with the remarkable Lynsay Sands a blood chilling and spilling New Year s with the wonderful Marjorie M Liu or a super powered Thanksgiving with the phenomenal Vicki Pettersson one thing is for certain in the able hands of these exceptional dark side explorers the holidays are going to be deliciously em hellish em


Lady Sings the Blues

This work presents the Billie Holiday story her rise to the top from the slums and the streets to the eventual slide down


My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

If you love holiday stories holiday movies made for TV holiday specials holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and especially if you love holiday anthologies you re going to fall in love with i My True Love Gave To Me Twelve Holiday Stories i by twelve bestselling young adult writers edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah Winter Solstice or New Year s there s something here for everyone So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love


Holiday

Edwin Fisher is on holiday at the English seaside but this revisiting of childhood haunts is no ordinary holiday Edwin is seeking to understand the failure of his marriage to Meg but it turns out that her parents are staying at the same resort whether by accident or design and are keen to patch up the relationship As the past and his enigmatic wife loom larger deeper truths emerge and the perspective shifts in unexpected ways This is an extremely subtle story a consummate portrait of English provincial life told with all Stanley Middleton s artistry and depth of feeling It was joint winner of the Booker Prize in Review quotation At first glance or even at second Stanley Middleton s world is easily recognizable The excellence of art for Middleton is an exact vision of real things as they are And because he is himself so exact an observer his world at third glance can seem strange and disturbing or newly and brilliantly lit with colour A S Byatt


Saving the CEO (49th Floor, #1)

Real estate mogul Jack Winter has rules Lots of rules After all a man doesn t build an empire without a little discipline And on page one of the rulebook i Don t sleep with your employees i Especially when there s a multimillion dollar real estate deal at stake br br Luckily for Jack Cassie James isn t i really i his employee She s a hot bartender who just happens to be the math genius he needs and if they share a wicked chemistry Well that s just a sexy little perk So they strike a deal Cassie helps Jack with the merger And until the deal goes through at Christmas they can indulge every sexy little impulse they desire But the more rules Jack makes the more he seems to break br


Holiday Princess (The Princess Diaries)

A princess always knows how to celebrate the holidays There s Christmas Hanukkah Yule Chinese New Year Saturnalia to name just a few br br Then there s gift giving the royal Genovian Faberg advent calendar hot chocolate with marshmallows oh and all those fabulous holiday movies How will YOU celebrate this holiday season Mia and her subjects have a few ideas


The Longest Holiday

He s smiling down at me with tears in his eyes as I say my solemn vow br I Laura take thee Matthew to be my lawful wedded husband I thought I would never feel like this about anyone ever again Not after my first love Not after the heartbreak and the loss and the trying to pick myself back up again Then I met Matthew and I know that he has my heart forever my perfect gorgeous adoring Matthew And then I wake up And I remember that he s not perfect He s so far from perfect that my heart could surely collapse from the pain that instantly engulfs me br To say Laura is unlucky in love is an understatement Her first boyfriend died in a horrific accident and now she s just discovered that her husband of six months has been hiding a terrible secret Devastated and unwilling to face reality she escapes on a girls holiday to Key West with her best friend Marty But a deep and instant attraction to a sexy Cuban scuba diver takes her completely by surprise When her two weeks in the sun come to an end Laura doesn t want to go home again But she can t run from real life forever Can she


Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville, #3)

After getting caught turning wolf on national television Kitty retreats to a mountain cabin to recover and write her memoirs But this is Kitty so trouble is never far behind and instead of Walden Pond she gets Evil Dead When werewolf hunter Cormac shows up with an injured Ben O Farrell Kitty s lawyer slung over his shoulder and a wolf like creature with glowing red eyes starts sniffing around the cabin Kitty wonders if any of them will get out of these woods alive


Home for the Holidays

Left to handle the rumors of her family s bankruptcy and impending eviction Larissa Ascot s wishes for a merry Christmas seem to be in peril for the first time in her sheltered life A charming would be benefactor Vincent Everett the Baron of Windsmoor has offered to shelter Larissa and her young brother But more than Yuletide spirit seems to have inspired the baron s generosity From the moment he first set eyes on Larissa the highborn rogue was bewitched And now that she has taken up residence in his home he aches with wanting her a most unfortunate state of affairs since the proud beauty obviously despises him and since Vincent has sworn to seek a righteous vengeance on the Ascot family br br But Christmas is a time of miracles after all And even two rival souls can be touched by the spirit of forgiveness in these magical days and showered with precious gifts of tenderness love and ecstasy unbound


All Through the Night (Holiday Classics)

Mary Higgins Clark the Queen of Suspense celebrates the season with this Christmas classic featuring two of her most beloved characters br br All of Alvirah s deductive powers and Willy s world class common sense are called upon as the two stumble into a Christmas mystery A woman abandons her newborn at a Manhattan church Simultaneously a thief is absconding with a treasured artifact a chalice adorned with a star shaped diamond To elude police he grabs the stroller and disappears Seven years later the mother returns to the scene and finds Alvirah and Willy helping neighborhood kids prepare for a Christmas pageant at an after school shelter Soon the savvy sleuths set out to solve the puzzle of the missing child and chalice and to unmask scam artists threatening to shut down the shelter


A Holiday of Love (Westmoreland, #3.5)

When the weather outside is frightful what better way to warm up than with four magnificent new tales of love and adventure from your favorite romance authors Slip into a bubble bath or curl up in front of a roaring fire and let Jude Deveraux br Judith McNaught br Arnette Lamb amp Jill Barnett br br whisk you away to New York in the late s where a beautiful but clumsy angel turns a lonely man s life around to medieval Scotland where intrigues surrounding a Christmas Mass imperil two Highland lovers to Regency London where a world weary lord receives an outrageous proposal to modern day Colorado where a daring and clever twelve year old plays matchmaker for his bighearted impractical mother to a world where love always reigns supreme


Home for the Holidays

Two classic holiday stories by New York Times bestselling author Macomber celebrate a sense of home family and the joy of the season Includes The Forgetful Bride and When Christmas Comes Original


Home for the Holidays (Night Huntress, #6.5)

Originally appeared in the print anthology em The Bite Before Christmas em br br Tis the season to join Cat and Bones for some holiday cheer in this Night Huntress novella by em USA Today em and em New York Times em bestselling author Jeaniene Frost br br They were looking forward to a normal holiday at least as normal as it gets for vampires Cat and Bones and their otherworldly friends and family But their yuletide plans are shattered when a mysterious stranger shows up and reveals long buried secrets that threaten to take a bite out of their holiday cheer and lives


Hunk for the Holidays (Hunk for the Holidays, #1)

Always putting business before pleasure Cassie McPherson works hard for her family s construction business That might explain why she doesn t have a date for the company Christmas party But it doesn t quite explain why she s crazy enough to hire an escort for the event or crazier still why she s dying to unwrap him like a present br With whiskey colored eyes and a killer smile James is one gorgeous hunk who really knows how to fill out a tuxedo He charms everyone including Cassie And when the night ends the party doesn t stop As Cassie falls literally into his bed James falls head over heels in love Now he has to figure out a way to tell her the truth he s not an escort He s her family s fiercest business rival But all he wants for Christmas is her br


Where the Wild Things Are Holiday Feature Edition

i Where the Wild Things Are i is one of those truly rare books that can be enjoyed equally by a child amp a grown up If you disagree then it s been too long since you ve attended a wild rumpus Max dons his wolf suit in pursuit of some mischief amp gets sent to bed without supper Fortuitously a forest grows in his room allowing his wild rampage to continue unimpaired Sendak s color illustrations perhaps his finest are beautiful Each turn of the page brings the discovery of a new wonder br The wild things with mismatched parts amp giant eyes manage somehow to be scary looking without ever really being scary at times they re downright hilarious Sendak s defiantly run on sentences one of his trademarks lend the perfect touch of stream of consciousness to the tale which floats between the land of dreams amp a child s imagination br This Sendak classic is more fun than you ve ever had in a wolf s suit giggle stiflingly funny at times amp even manages to reaffirm the notion that there s no place like home


Holiday Games (Play by Play, #6.5)

A Holiday Novella br br A Riley wedding is in the works a Riley Christmas means a house full of family and baby making is on Liz Riley s mind Chasing Gavin around and meeting in dark closets can be fun but Liz is more than a little determined Even with family in every corner of the house Gavin is more than ready to do whatever Liz wants especially when sex is involved It s a Riley family Christmas


Wizard's Holiday (Young Wizards, #7)

Rest and relaxation that s what Nita thinks she s going to get when she and her partner wizard Kit go on a wizardly cultural exchange program But nothing about wizardry not even vacation is ever quite i that i simple br


Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts

b Bestselling author and marketing strategist Ryan Holiday reveals to creatives of all stripes b b authors entrepreneurs musicians filmmakers fine artists how a classic work is made and marketed b br In Hollywood a movie is given a single weekend to succeed before being written off In Silicon Valley a startup is a failure if it doesn t go viral or rake in venture capital from the start In publishing a book that took years to write is given less than three months to sink or swim These brutally shortsighted attitudes have choked the world with instructions for engineering a flash in the pan and littered the media landscape with fads and flops br Meanwhile the greats the stalwarts the household names are those who focus on a singularly different possibly heretical idea that their work can and should last For instance Zildjian has been one of the premier makers of cymbals since its founding in and shows no signs of quitting Iron Maiden has filled stadiums for forty years moving some million albums without the help of radio or television Robert Greene s first book i The Laws of Power i didn t hit the bestseller lists until over a decade after it was first released and since then has sold more than million copies worldwide br These works Ryan Holiday calls Perennial Sellers They exist in every creative industry timeless dependable resources and unsung moneymakers paying like blue chip annuities Like gold or land they increase in value over time outlasting and outreaching any competition And they re not flukes or lucky breaks they were built to last from the outset br Holiday shows readers how to make and market their own classic work Featuring interviews with some of the world s greatest creatives and grounded in a deep study of the classics in every genre this exciting new book empowers readers with a foundational set of innovative principles Whether you have a book or a business a song or the next great screenplay this book reveals the recipe for perennial success


The Holiday Present

i Now together for the first time Johanna Lindsey s two classic Christmas tales long beloved by her fans available with a beautiful keepsake Christmas ornament i br br br b i The Present Malory Anderson Family i b br br The love story that began the Mallory dynasty Miracles have been known to happen in this season of peace and giving and love as this dramatic story of a mysterious exotic gypsy that became the bride of a duke shows br br br b i Home for the Holidays i b br br A treasured gift of love tenderness and ecstasy unbound An enchanting story of a young impoverished gentlewoman and the mysterious gentleman whose heart is melted by her beauty


Llama Llama Holiday Drama

Llama Llama holidays Jingle music Lights ablaze br br How long till that special date br br Llama Llama has to wait br br If there s one thing Llama Llama doesn t like it s waiting He and Mama Llama rush around shopping for presents baking cookies decorating the tree but how long is it until Christmas Will it ever come Finally Llama Llama just can t wait any more It takes a cuddle from Mama Llama to remind him that Gifts are nice but there s another The true gift is we have each other br br


Santa Cruise: A Holiday Mystery at Sea

b In The Bestselling Tradition Of i The Christmas Thief i A Holiday Mystery At Sea b br br America s Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark joins forces with her daughter Carol bestselling author of the Regan Reilly mysteries in this fast paced novel set on a special holiday cruise that sets sail from Miami the day after Christmas br br Alvirah Meehan the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth recently hitched private detective Regan Reilly and their husbands Willy and Jack are guests on the Royal Mermaid s maiden voyage the Santa Cruise The cruise is Commodore Randolph Weed s gift to a select group of people who in the last year made the world a better place What he doesn t know is that his ne er do well nephew Eric has smuggled two escaping criminals on board As the Royal Mermaid sails through troubled waters Alvirah and Regan uncover clues that lead them to the dangerous men who were not on the original guest list br br Filled with suspense and humor i Santa Cruise i is a holiday mystery you won t want to miss Join the Clarks as they bring this unpredictable voyage to a hair raising and heartwarming conclusion and ring in the New Year


Second Chance Holiday (Until #4.5)

Mike Rouger isn t looking for love He decided long ago that he would rather stay single than get mixed up with a woman again Then Kathleen Mullings comes back into his life with her teenage son and changes everything What happens when a man set in his ways meets a sassy woman who knows what she wants Mix in the Mayson clan and the Christmas season and you re sure to enjoy the ride of Second Chance Holiday


Holidays on Ice

David Sedaris s beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces including a never before published story Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy s elf and the annals of two very competitive families are Sedaris s tales of tardy trick or treaters i Us and Them i the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French i Jesus Shaves i what to do when you ve been locked out in a snowstorm i Let It Snow i the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations i Six to Eight Black Men i what Halloween at the medical examiner s looks like i The Monster Mash i and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry i Cow and Turkey i


Ego Is the Enemy

While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer almost irrational force I ve found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn who eschewed the spotlight and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition from the Prologue br br Many of us insist the main impediment to a full successful life is the outside world In fact the most common enemy lies within our ego Early in our careers it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent With success it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems In failure it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult At every stage ego holds us back br br i The Ego is the Enemy i draws on a vast array of stories and examples from literature to philosophy to history We meet fascinating figures like Howard Hughes Katharine Graham Bill Belichick and Eleanor Roosevelt all of whom reached the highest levels of power and success by conquering their own egos Their strategies and tactics can be ours as well br br But why should we bother fighting ego in an era that glorifies social media reality TV and other forms of shameless self promotion Armed with the lessons in this book as Holiday writes you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness and as a result you will be liberated to accomplish the world changing work you ve set out to achieve


The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

b The impediment to action advances action What stands in the way becomes the way Marcus Aurelius b br br We are stuck stymied frustrated But it needn t be this way There is a formula for success that s been followed by the icons of history from John D Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S Grant to Steve Jobs a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities Faced with impossible situations they found the astounding triumphs we all seek br br These men and women were not exceptionally brilliant lucky or gifted Their success came from timeless philosophical principles laid down by a Roman emperor who struggled to articulate a method for excellence in any and all situations br br This book reveals that formula for the first time and shows us how we can turn our own adversity into advantage


Rachel's Holiday (Walsh Family, #2)

Meet Rachel Walsh She has a pair of size feet and such a fondness for recreational drugs that her family has forked out the cash for a spell in Cloisters Dublin s answer to the Betty Ford Clinic She s only agreed to her incarceration because she s heard that rehab is wall to wall jacuzzis gymnasiums and rock stars going tepid turkey and it s about time she had a holiday br br But what Rachel doesn t count on are the toe curling embarrassments heaped on her by family and group therapy the dearth of sex drugs and rock n roll and missing Luke her ex What kind of a new start in life is this


Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

You ve seen it all before A malicious online rumor costs a company millions A political sideshow derails the national news cycle and destroys a candidate Some product or celebrity zooms from total obscurity to viral sensation What you don t know is that someone is responsible for all this Usually someone like me br br I m a media manipulator In a world where blogs control and distort the news my job is to control blogs as much as any one person can In today s culture br br Blogs like Gawker Buzzfeed and the Huffington Post drive the media agenda br br Bloggers are slaves to money technology and deadlines br br Manipulators wield these levers to shape everything you read see and watch online and off br br Why am I giving away these secrets Because I m tired of a world where blogs take indirect bribes marketers help write the news reckless journalists spread lies and no one is accountable for any of it I m pulling back the curtain because I don t want anyone else to get blindsided br br I m going to explain exactly how the media really works What you choose to do with this information is up to you


Holiday in Death (In Death, #7)

No one likes to be alone during the holidays For New York s most posh dating service Personally Yours it is the season to bring lonely hearts together But Lieutenant Eve Dallas on the trail of a ritualistic serial killer has made a disturbing discovery all of the victims have been traced to Personally Yours As the murders continue Eve enters into an elite world of people searching for their one true love and a killer searching for his next victim A world where the power of love leads men and women into the ultimate act of betrayal


Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising

Gmail Facebook AirBnb Evernote A new generation of multibillion dollar brands have been built without spending a dime on traditional marketing techniques No press releases no PR firm and no billboards in Times Square br br It wasn t luck that took them from tiny start ups to massive success They have a new strategy called Growth Hacking And it works br br In this e special bestselling author Ryan Holiday shows how the marketing game has changed forever He explains the growth hacker mindset and provides a new set of rules critical information whether you re an aspiring marketer an entrepreneur or a Fortune senior executive


The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations for Clarity, Effectiveness, and Serenity

b A beautifully packaged gifty daily devotional of Stoic wisdom from the author of i The Obstacle is the Way i b br b b br Modern readers praise Stoic philosophy for its unique blend of practicality and wisdom But it s admittedly hard for the average reader to decipher the Dover Thrift edition of Marcus Aurelius work The antiquated needlessly formal language of most modern translations is stripped down in this book revealing powerful aphorisms that cut straight to the heart of our day to day challenges br br Presented in a page per day format this daily resource of Stoic inspiration combines new translations of Seneca Epictetus Zeno by Stephen Hanselman with calls to further reflection and action by Ryan Holiday Arranged topically following the same three movements Perception Action Will that Holiday used in i The Obstacle is the Way i this guide features twelve principles for overcoming obstacles and achieving greater satisfaction br br Aimed at the high octane action oriented doers of our wired world this book is intended to open to them a new daily ritual and a new orientation that will bring balanced action insight effectiveness and serenity


Holidays Are Hell

This holiday spend quality time with family and loved ones living and dead br br There s no place like home for the horrordays unless you d prefer a romantic midnight walk through a ghost infested graveyard or a haunted house candlelight dinner with the sexy vampire of your dreams The black magical season is here and whether it s a solstice s ance gone demonically wrong with the incomparable Kim Harrison a grossly misshapen Christmas with the remarkable Lynsay Sands a blood chilling and spilling New Year s with the wonderful Marjorie M Liu or a super powered Thanksgiving with the phenomenal Vicki Pettersson one thing is for certain in the able hands of these exceptional dark side explorers the holidays are going to be deliciously em hellish em


Lady Sings the Blues

This work presents the Billie Holiday story her rise to the top from the slums and the streets to the eventual slide down


My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

If you love holiday stories holiday movies made for TV holiday specials holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and especially if you love holiday anthologies you re going to fall in love with i My True Love Gave To Me Twelve Holiday Stories i by twelve bestselling young adult writers edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah Winter Solstice or New Year s there s something here for everyone So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love


Holiday

Edwin Fisher is on holiday at the English seaside but this revisiting of childhood haunts is no ordinary holiday Edwin is seeking to understand the failure of his marriage to Meg but it turns out that her parents are staying at the same resort whether by accident or design and are keen to patch up the relationship As the past and his enigmatic wife loom larger deeper truths emerge and the perspective shifts in unexpected ways This is an extremely subtle story a consummate portrait of English provincial life told with all Stanley Middleton s artistry and depth of feeling It was joint winner of the Booker Prize in Review quotation At first glance or even at second Stanley Middleton s world is easily recognizable The excellence of art for Middleton is an exact vision of real things as they are And because he is himself so exact an observer his world at third glance can seem strange and disturbing or newly and brilliantly lit with colour A S Byatt


Saving the CEO (49th Floor, #1)

Real estate mogul Jack Winter has rules Lots of rules After all a man doesn t build an empire without a little discipline And on page one of the rulebook i Don t sleep with your employees i Especially when there s a multimillion dollar real estate deal at stake br br Luckily for Jack Cassie James isn t i really i his employee She s a hot bartender who just happens to be the math genius he needs and if they share a wicked chemistry Well that s just a sexy little perk So they strike a deal Cassie helps Jack with the merger And until the deal goes through at Christmas they can indulge every sexy little impulse they desire But the more rules Jack makes the more he seems to break br


Holiday Princess (The Princess Diaries)

A princess always knows how to celebrate the holidays There s Christmas Hanukkah Yule Chinese New Year Saturnalia to name just a few br br Then there s gift giving the royal Genovian Faberg advent calendar hot chocolate with marshmallows oh and all those fabulous holiday movies How will YOU celebrate this holiday season Mia and her subjects have a few ideas


The Longest Holiday

He s smiling down at me with tears in his eyes as I say my solemn vow br I Laura take thee Matthew to be my lawful wedded husband I thought I would never feel like this about anyone ever again Not after my first love Not after the heartbreak and the loss and the trying to pick myself back up again Then I met Matthew and I know that he has my heart forever my perfect gorgeous adoring Matthew And then I wake up And I remember that he s not perfect He s so far from perfect that my heart could surely collapse from the pain that instantly engulfs me br To say Laura is unlucky in love is an understatement Her first boyfriend died in a horrific accident and now she s just discovered that her husband of six months has been hiding a terrible secret Devastated and unwilling to face reality she escapes on a girls holiday to Key West with her best friend Marty But a deep and instant attraction to a sexy Cuban scuba diver takes her completely by surprise When her two weeks in the sun come to an end Laura doesn t want to go home again But she can t run from real life forever Can she


Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville, #3)

After getting caught turning wolf on national television Kitty retreats to a mountain cabin to recover and write her memoirs But this is Kitty so trouble is never far behind and instead of Walden Pond she gets Evil Dead When werewolf hunter Cormac shows up with an injured Ben O Farrell Kitty s lawyer slung over his shoulder and a wolf like creature with glowing red eyes starts sniffing around the cabin Kitty wonders if any of them will get out of these woods alive


Home for the Holidays

Left to handle the rumors of her family s bankruptcy and impending eviction Larissa Ascot s wishes for a merry Christmas seem to be in peril for the first time in her sheltered life A charming would be benefactor Vincent Everett the Baron of Windsmoor has offered to shelter Larissa and her young brother But more than Yuletide spirit seems to have inspired the baron s generosity From the moment he first set eyes on Larissa the highborn rogue was bewitched And now that she has taken up residence in his home he aches with wanting her a most unfortunate state of affairs since the proud beauty obviously despises him and since Vincent has sworn to seek a righteous vengeance on the Ascot family br br But Christmas is a time of miracles after all And even two rival souls can be touched by the spirit of forgiveness in these magical days and showered with precious gifts of tenderness love and ecstasy unbound


All Through the Night (Holiday Classics)

Mary Higgins Clark the Queen of Suspense celebrates the season with this Christmas classic featuring two of her most beloved characters br br All of Alvirah s deductive powers and Willy s world class common sense are called upon as the two stumble into a Christmas mystery A woman abandons her newborn at a Manhattan church Simultaneously a thief is absconding with a treasured artifact a chalice adorned with a star shaped diamond To elude police he grabs the stroller and disappears Seven years later the mother returns to the scene and finds Alvirah and Willy helping neighborhood kids prepare for a Christmas pageant at an after school shelter Soon the savvy sleuths set out to solve the puzzle of the missing child and chalice and to unmask scam artists threatening to shut down the shelter


A Holiday of Love (Westmoreland, #3.5)

When the weather outside is frightful what better way to warm up than with four magnificent new tales of love and adventure from your favorite romance authors Slip into a bubble bath or curl up in front of a roaring fire and let Jude Deveraux br Judith McNaught br Arnette Lamb amp Jill Barnett br br whisk you away to New York in the late s where a beautiful but clumsy angel turns a lonely man s life around to medieval Scotland where intrigues surrounding a Christmas Mass imperil two Highland lovers to Regency London where a world weary lord receives an outrageous proposal to modern day Colorado where a daring and clever twelve year old plays matchmaker for his bighearted impractical mother to a world where love always reigns supreme


Home for the Holidays

Two classic holiday stories by New York Times bestselling author Macomber celebrate a sense of home family and the joy of the season Includes The Forgetful Bride and When Christmas Comes Original


Home for the Holidays (Night Huntress, #6.5)

Originally appeared in the print anthology em The Bite Before Christmas em br br Tis the season to join Cat and Bones for some holiday cheer in this Night Huntress novella by em USA Today em and em New York Times em bestselling author Jeaniene Frost br br They were looking forward to a normal holiday at least as normal as it gets for vampires Cat and Bones and their otherworldly friends and family But their yuletide plans are shattered when a mysterious stranger shows up and reveals long buried secrets that threaten to take a bite out of their holiday cheer and lives


Hunk for the Holidays (Hunk for the Holidays, #1)

Always putting business before pleasure Cassie McPherson works hard for her family s construction business That might explain why she doesn t have a date for the company Christmas party But it doesn t quite explain why she s crazy enough to hire an escort for the event or crazier still why she s dying to unwrap him like a present br With whiskey colored eyes and a killer smile James is one gorgeous hunk who really knows how to fill out a tuxedo He charms everyone including Cassie And when the night ends the party doesn t stop As Cassie falls literally into his bed James falls head over heels in love Now he has to figure out a way to tell her the truth he s not an escort He s her family s fiercest business rival But all he wants for Christmas is her br


Where the Wild Things Are Holiday Feature Edition

i Where the Wild Things Are i is one of those truly rare books that can be enjoyed equally by a child amp a grown up If you disagree then it s been too long since you ve attended a wild rumpus Max dons his wolf suit in pursuit of some mischief amp gets sent to bed without supper Fortuitously a forest grows in his room allowing his wild rampage to continue unimpaired Sendak s color illustrations perhaps his finest are beautiful Each turn of the page brings the discovery of a new wonder br The wild things with mismatched parts amp giant eyes manage somehow to be scary looking without ever really being scary at times they re downright hilarious Sendak s defiantly run on sentences one of his trademarks lend the perfect touch of stream of consciousness to the tale which floats between the land of dreams amp a child s imagination br This Sendak classic is more fun than you ve ever had in a wolf s suit giggle stiflingly funny at times amp even manages to reaffirm the notion that there s no place like home


Holiday Games (Play by Play, #6.5)

A Holiday Novella br br A Riley wedding is in the works a Riley Christmas means a house full of family and baby making is on Liz Riley s mind Chasing Gavin around and meeting in dark closets can be fun but Liz is more than a little determined Even with family in every corner of the house Gavin is more than ready to do whatever Liz wants especially when sex is involved It s a Riley family Christmas


Wizard's Holiday (Young Wizards, #7)

Rest and relaxation that s what Nita thinks she s going to get when she and her partner wizard Kit go on a wizardly cultural exchange program But nothing about wizardry not even vacation is ever quite i that i simple br


Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts

b Bestselling author and marketing strategist Ryan Holiday reveals to creatives of all stripes b b authors entrepreneurs musicians filmmakers fine artists how a classic work is made and marketed b br In Hollywood a movie is given a single weekend to succeed before being written off In Silicon Valley a startup is a failure if it doesn t go viral or rake in venture capital from the start In publishing a book that took years to write is given less than three months to sink or swim These brutally shortsighted attitudes have choked the world with instructions for engineering a flash in the pan and littered the media landscape with fads and flops br Meanwhile the greats the stalwarts the household names are those who focus on a singularly different possibly heretical idea that their work can and should last For instance Zildjian has been one of the premier makers of cymbals since its founding in and shows no signs of quitting Iron Maiden has filled stadiums for forty years moving some million albums without the help of radio or television Robert Greene s first book i The Laws of Power i didn t hit the bestseller lists until over a decade after it was first released and since then has sold more than million copies worldwide br These works Ryan Holiday calls Perennial Sellers They exist in every creative industry timeless dependable resources and unsung moneymakers paying like blue chip annuities Like gold or land they increase in value over time outlasting and outreaching any competition And they re not flukes or lucky breaks they were built to last from the outset br Holiday shows readers how to make and market their own classic work Featuring interviews with some of the world s greatest creatives and grounded in a deep study of the classics in every genre this exciting new book empowers readers with a foundational set of innovative principles Whether you have a book or a business a song or the next great screenplay this book reveals the recipe for perennial success


The Holiday Present

i Now together for the first time Johanna Lindsey s two classic Christmas tales long beloved by her fans available with a beautiful keepsake Christmas ornament i br br br b i The Present Malory Anderson Family i b br br The love story that began the Mallory dynasty Miracles have been known to happen in this season of peace and giving and love as this dramatic story of a mysterious exotic gypsy that became the bride of a duke shows br br br b i Home for the Holidays i b br br A treasured gift of love tenderness and ecstasy unbound An enchanting story of a young impoverished gentlewoman and the mysterious gentleman whose heart is melted by her beauty


Llama Llama Holiday Drama

Llama Llama holidays Jingle music Lights ablaze br br How long till that special date br br Llama Llama has to wait br br If there s one thing Llama Llama doesn t like it s waiting He and Mama Llama rush around shopping for presents baking cookies decorating the tree but how long is it until Christmas Will it ever come Finally Llama Llama just can t wait any more It takes a cuddle from Mama Llama to remind him that Gifts are nice but there s another The true gift is we have each other br br


Santa Cruise: A Holiday Mystery at Sea

b In The Bestselling Tradition Of i The Christmas Thief i A Holiday Mystery At Sea b br br America s Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark joins forces with her daughter Carol bestselling author of the Regan Reilly mysteries in this fast paced novel set on a special holiday cruise that sets sail from Miami the day after Christmas br br Alvirah Meehan the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth recently hitched private detective Regan Reilly and their husbands Willy and Jack are guests on the Royal Mermaid s maiden voyage the Santa Cruise The cruise is Commodore Randolph Weed s gift to a select group of people who in the last year made the world a better place What he doesn t know is that his ne er do well nephew Eric has smuggled two escaping criminals on board As the Royal Mermaid sails through troubled waters Alvirah and Regan uncover clues that lead them to the dangerous men who were not on the original guest list br br Filled with suspense and humor i Santa Cruise i is a holiday mystery you won t want to miss Join the Clarks as they bring this unpredictable voyage to a hair raising and heartwarming conclusion and ring in the New Year


Second Chance Holiday (Until #4.5)

Mike Rouger isn t looking for love He decided long ago that he would rather stay single than get mixed up with a woman again Then Kathleen Mullings comes back into his life with her teenage son and changes everything What happens when a man set in his ways meets a sassy woman who knows what she wants Mix in the Mayson clan and the Christmas season and you re sure to enjoy the ride of Second Chance Holiday