Author: Jennifer Probst
Publisher: Romance Edition Verlag
Wenn Gegensätze sich anziehen und eine nie gekannte Leidenschaft entbrennt ... Um seine Schwester aus einer Notlage zu retten, muss der attraktive Milliardär und überzeugte Single Michael Conte über seinen Schatten springen und seiner streng traditionellen Familie eine glückliche Ehe vorspielen. Unterstützung erhält er von der anziehenden wie kratzbürstigen Fotografin Maggy Ryan, die dem Deal nur zustimmt, wenn Michael künftig einen großen Bogen um ihre beste Freundin macht. All die sachlich getroffenen Abmachungen stehen und fallen, sobald sie in Italien ankommen und die feurige Maggy Michaels bisher geordnetes Leben in ein sinnliches Chaos stürzt ...
Author: Jennifer Probst
Publisher: Romance Edition Verlag
Wenn das Spiel mit dem Feuer zur unwiderstehlichen Versuchung wird ... Für die taffe Geschäftsfrau Julietta Conte steht der Erfolg der Familienbäckerei La Dolce Famiglia an erster Stelle; eine tiefer gehende Beziehung zu einem Mann aufzubauen, landet hingegen auf dem letzten Platz ihrer Prioritätenliste. Zu oft wurde Julietta bereits verletzt; im Laufe der Jahre hat sie aus ihren Fehlentscheidungen gelernt. Als ihr der attraktive wie undurchschaubare Sawyer Wells eine Partnerschaft mit seiner internationalen Hotelkette anbietet, geraten ihre besten Vorsätze jedoch bald ins Schwanken. Sawyer wäre durchaus ein Mann, bei dem sich eine Frau freiwillig die Finger verbrennen würde ...
Queer Politics, Queer Theories
Author: Shane Phelan
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Political Science
Opens the intersection of lesbian and gay studies and political theory to a wide audience, covering a wide range of issues, including ethnic, racial and sexual identities and the meaning of equal citizenship.
Author: Ron Luce
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Category: Family & Relationships
In Quit Playing with Fire, Ron Luce lets teens in on the plan: Jesus wants to give you a meaningful, fun-filled life. Christianity isn't for weak people and nerds. It's not boring and strict. It's for the totally sold-out, radical people who are smart enough to realize that while the devil has many paths to destruction, Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. When you Quit Playing with Fire, you'll see how to cope with sexual questions, drug traps, fights with your parents, and more. You'll find out it's cool to be a Christian. Book jacket.
Author: Kate Meader
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From Sparking the Fire author Kate Meader comes the second novel in Hot in Chicago, a brand-new, sizzling series that follows a group of firefighting foster siblings and their blazing hot love interests! As the only female firefighter at Engine Co. 6, Alexandra Dempsey gets it from all sides: the male coworkers who think she can’t do the job, the wives and girlfriends who see her as a threat to their firefighter men, and her overprotective foster brothers who want to shelter their baby sister at all costs. So when she single-handedly saves the life of Eli Cooper, Chicago’s devastatingly handsome mayor, she assumes the respect she’s longed for will finally come her way. But it seems Mr. Mayor has other ideas… Eli Cooper’s mayoral ratings are plummeting, his chances at reelection dead in the water. When a sexy, curvaceous firefighter gives him the kiss of life, she does more than bring him back to the land of the living—she also breathes vitality into his campaign. Riding the wave of their feel-good story might prop up Eli’s flagging political fortunes, but the sizzling attraction between them can go nowhere; he’s her boss, and there are rules that must be obeyed. But you know what they say about rules: they’re made to be broken…
Author: Gordon Ramsay
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Business & Economics
Not a sausage. That is what Gordon Ramsay had when he started out as a chef, working 16-hour days, 6 days a week. When he was struggling to get his first restaurant in the black, he didn't think he'd be famous for a TV show about how to run profitable eateries, or that he'd be head of a business empire. But he is and he did. Here's how.
Author: Francine Pascal
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Can Jessica play Bruce Patman's game and win? Looks like Jessica's gotten her way again. Fresh from her greatest social triumph being crowned as Sweet Valley High's fall queen, Jessica proceeds to go after Bruce Patman, the richest, most handsome, most eligible and sough-after guy at school. But is Bruce too much for Jessica? Elizabeth notices a big change in her twin once Jessica and Bruce start dating. Suddenly Jessica's following him everywhere, dropping everything just to spend time with him. Elizabeth doesn't trust Bruce one bit—he's arrogant, demanding, and way too much of a player. Jessica can usually hold her own against any guy, but this time Elizabeth's afraid her sister may be going too far... Playing with Fire is a Sweet Valley High book from Francine Pascal.
Author: Nasser Hussain
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Nasser Hussain was acclaimed as England's best cricket captain since Mike Brearley. Under his leadership, a side more famous for its batting collapses and ability to seize defeat from the jaws of victory discovered its backbone. With coach Duncan Fletcher he put some steel into the side; they became a difficult team to beat. Hussain wore his heart on his sleeve: railing against complacency, defying critics of his place in the batting line-up and making a principled stand at the last World Cup when the ECB seemed incapable of it. Expect passion, integrity, insight and candour in his eagerly awaited autobiography.
Training for Those Working with Young People in Conflict Second Edition
Author: Nic Fine,Jo Broadwood,Fiona Macbeth,Nik Pitcher,Carey Haslam
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Family & Relationships
Playing with Fire is a structured manual and training programme to help youth and conflict practitioners work with young people caught up in conflict and violence. All aspects of conflict are covered, from the initial igniting spark to the roaring blaze. The manual includes ideas and session plans that can be adapted to the needs of a particular group. Sessions include exercises and activities that explore situations of conflict, develop skills to deal with them, and rehearse techniques for future use. The training section outlines how to deliver the programme, including how to use role-play and work constructively with conflict in the training room. This second edition includes new sessions on working with issues of identity and prejudice and working with wider community issues, as well as new exercises and activities. Appendices include alternative session plans and ideas on games and group work exercises. This is a valuable guide for youth practitioners and all those working with young people who face conflict or violence.
Author: Scott Lazenby
It rains a lot in Trillium, Oregon, but not enough to douse the political, personal and literal fires that surround the man in the hot seat, Ben Cromarty, Trillium’s city manager.A suburb of Portland in the shadow of the snowy Cascades, Trillium has come a long way from its sleepy days as a sawmill town. The population is bursting. High-tech businesses are moving in. And the citizens are getting cantankerous.A proposal to reorganize the fire department quickly escalates beyond a dry policy debate. It divides the community, pitting council members against each other, the firefighters against the city, and business against business.In the middle of it all is Ben Cromarty, struggling to keep the city from consuming itself—and to keep his job. The conflict over the fire department—and over Trillium’s future—plays itself out in political intrigue, legal wrangling, personal vendettas and sundered friendships. Before it is over, the city’s troubles are splashed across front pages, its political structure is shaken to its core, Cromarty’s family faces danger, and a self-inflicted assault on Cromarty’s marriage threatens to pull his personal life into the public crisis.
Author: Mahapeletsa, Sello
Publisher: Cover2Cover Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Koliwe’s life is turned upside down when her father dies and she is sent to Limpopo to live with the mother she thought was dead. She is determined to make her mother pay for abandoning her as a baby. Her new friend Siwela encourages her destructive plan, but will Koliwe get burnt when the fire she starts gets out of control?
The True Story of a Nurse, Her Husband, and a Marriage Turned Fatal
Author: John Glatt
Category: True Crime
A beautiful nurse. A lethal injection. A gruesomely charred corpse. Nothing could have shocked the sleepy community of Morgantown, West Virginia, more than the lurid details that surfaced after a house fire claimed the life of Shelly Michael's husband Jimmy. Local authorities suspected possible arson. Then they discovered that Jimmy had been dead before the fire even started—paralyzed by a fatal dose of muscle relaxant... Did Shelly Michael, a respected nurse and mother, kill her second husband and torch her own home? Were the rumors true that she'd had an affair with her husband's employee only two weeks before the murder? Or did she kill Jimmy simply for the insurance money? Charged with first-degree murder and first-degree arson, Shelly would never stop claiming her innocence—even to this day
Author: Derek Landy
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
Category: Juvenile Fiction
When the evil Baron Vengeous escapes from prison, Detective Skulduggery Pleasant and his apprentice Valkyrie Cain have just two days to recapture him or the Baron's creature, the Grotesquery, may summon the Faceless Ones back to their world.
Author: Anne Elizabeth Barry
Publisher: Anne Barry
Category: Fire fighters
If you have ever imagined what it would be like to be the only woman working and sleeping in a totally male environment then let Anne Barry take you on her journey. As the first woman in Australasia to fight for and win the right to have the career she wanted, Anne faced many hurdles to become a professional firefighter. Her case went all the way to the Equal Opportunities Commission, to the Human Rights Commission and even to Members of Parliament over a period of almost two years before she was finally accepted for the recruitment course in 1981 which she passed with flying colours. She went on to have a distinguished career in the Fire Service for more than 20 years. Anne's writing is vivid and engaging while racy and laced with humour.
Author: Gena Showalter
Twenty-four-year-old barista Belle Jamison dreams of a better job and a decent love life. Until a crazy scientist spikes her mocha latte! Suddenly Belle can wield the four elements—earth, wind, fire and water—with only a thought. Coffee too hot? No problem. Hair in need of a blow-dry? Done. Gorgeous government agent Rome Masters has been sent to neutralize Belle. But he's not the only one after her. Together they must outrun the rogue agents on their trail and find a way to control her powers. There's just one problem: the sparks Belle and Rome generate are even hotter than the ones flying from her eyes—and with her future on the line, now is the worst possible time to fall in love….
Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
A brave, moving and unflinchingly honest YA novel about a young girl's life in Mozambique, where poverty, exploitation, HIV/AIDS and the legacy of war are constant problems. This book continues the story of Sofia, from Secrets in the Fire, who lost her legs after a landmine accident.
Playing With Fire
Author: Arnold Jacques Silver
Publisher: Twayne Pub
Category: Literary Criticism
In Saint Joan: Playing with Fire, Arnold Silver alternately views the last and perhaps best of George Bernard Shaw's major plays as great theater, historical re-creation, artifact of the prominent political struggles of the early twentieth century, and emblem of Shaw's own deep-seated personal and philosophical conflicts. Like most other treatments of Joan, Shaw's is sympathetic to the young heroine. Silver discusses the major themes that arise out of this basic sympathy: the individual versus society, change versus stability, the limits of tolerance, the phenomenon of patriotism. Unlike other adaptations, Shaw's is also curiously sympathetic to the members of the Church tribunal who hear the charges of heresy against Joan and who ultimately condemn her to death. Though Shaw insisted on the historical accuracy of his Saint Joan - and though his 1923 play is more faithful than any previous dramatic adaptation to the facts of Joan's life and her trial - it nonetheless reflects the preoccupations of Shaw and the times he lived in. These preoccupations - most prominent among them the legacy of World War I and the progress of the Russian Revolution - account for Shaw's torn sympathies and for many of the contradictions inherent within the play and between the play and its preface. The ostracism Shaw experienced during World War I for criticizing the British government, his support of Irish independence, his wholehearted embrace of Lenin's repressive communist regime - all mingled with a complex personal response to Joan to color his dramatic interpretation. While Silver's study by no means limits itself to a consideration of these influences, it is among the few that explores them unabashedly, putting before the reader yet another lens through which the play can be seen and understood. Rounding out an analysis of the play's structure and characterization is an examination of the philosophical issues it raises, of its controversial epilogue, of its historicity, and Shaw's clash with the Vatican over a filmscript of the work. Remarkably "un-Shavian" in that the playwright restrained himself from imprinting on Saint Joan the strong mark of his personality and his penchant for comedy, the play as a result "has far more veracity" than Shaw's other historical dramas, Silver writes. That it emerged out of "divergent emotions, destructive as well as benign, out of a personal set of conflicts as much as out of the historical ones of the fifteenth century," helped Shaw to "create in Saint Joan one of his most deeply felt and enduring masterpieces."
Author: Dagulf Loptson
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Everyone knows the Norse god Loki, or at least they think they do: He is the god of mischief, the trickster, the troublemaker of Asgard. To some, he is a destructive force to be defeated or restrained. To others, he is an amusing prankster, a friend, and an ally. Love him or hate him, he’s impossible to ignore. But is there more to Loki, or have we only scratched the surface? Playing With Fire is part historical exploration, part heartfelt devotional, written from the perspective of a devotee who has walked with this often misunderstood deity for over two decades. Go deeper with Loki and be surprised. Go all the way, and be transformed.