Author: Anne Gracie
Society rogue Sebastian Reyne's search for a practical wife comes to a crashing halt when he dances with the effervescent Hope Merridew--and is seduced into a delicious intrigue of sensuality and desire.
Author: Anne Gracie
Publisher: Elex Media Komputindo
Pesta Dansa dalam Season di London bukanlah lingkungan yang cocok bagi Sebastian Reyne. Namun, adik-adik perempuannya sangat membutuhkan perhatian, dan Sebastian mencari istri yang praktis dan bersahaja. Orang yang tidak dibutuhkannya adalah bidadari periang seperti Hope Merridew, gadis memesona kesayangan kalangan bangsawan. Siapakah pria misterius yang melahap Hope Merridew dengan pandangan matanya itu? Bisik-bisik mengatakan pria itu berbahaya, dengan warisan keluarga yang misterius, Sebastian terbukti benar-benar menggoda bagi gadis muda yang penuh semangat seperti Hope. Namun, apakah pria itu yang akan membuat impiannya berdansa waltz dengan sempurna akan terwujud? Siapa yang dapat menduga sebuah dansa dapat menyalakan hasrat yang begitu kuat dan menggoda?
Author: Anne Gracie
When Nash Renfrew wakes in the bed of lovely Maddy Woodford, he thinks he's dreaming. Then he learns of his accident and the loss of his memory. But when it returns, Nash has no desire to leave Maddy's side and continues pretending he has amnesia. With each passing day, Nash's attraction to Maddy grows. But he's a diplomat and she's just a country girl. How can he even entertain thoughts of seducing her?
Author: Anne Gracie
From the award-winning author of The Summer Bride comes the first in a charming new historical romance series where marriages of convenience turn into true love matches. Major Calbourne Rutherford returns to England on the trail of an assassin, only to find he’s become Lord Ashendon, with the responsibility for vast estates and dependent relatives. Cal can command the toughest of men, but his wild half-sisters are quite another matter. They might just be his undoing. When he discovers that Miss Emmaline Westwood, the girls’ former teacher, guides them with ease, Cal offers her a marriage of convenience. But strong-minded and independent Emm is neither as compliant nor as proper as he expected, and Cal finds himself most inconveniently seduced by his convenient wife. Emm knows they didn’t marry for love, yet beneath her husband’s austere facade, she catches glimpses of a man who takes her breath away. As pride, duty and passion clash, will these two stubborn hearts find more than they ever dreamed of?
Author: Anne Gracie
~"Delightful....A romantic winner." --Kirkus Four young women face a life of destitution—until a daring act changes their fortune and turns them each into a beautiful bride. In The Winter Bride, a compromising situation leads to an unexpected wedding and delicious temptation.... Damaris Chance’s unhappy past has turned her off the idea of marriage forever. But her guardian, Lady Beatrice Davenham, convinces her to make her coming out anyway—and have a season of carefree, uncomplicated fun. When Damaris finds herself trapped in a compromising situation with the handsome rake Freddy Monkton-Coombes, she has no choice but to agree to wed him—as long as it’s in name only. Her new husband seems to accept her terms, but Freddy has a plan of his own: to seduce his reluctant winter bride. Will Damaris’s secrets destroy her chance at true happiness? Or can Freddy help her cast off the shackles of the past, and yield to delicious temptation?
Author: Ambrose Bierce,Thomas A. Harcourt,William Herman (Author of The dance of death)
Category: Ballroom dancing
How to Find and Perform the Monologue That Will Get You the Part
Author: Ginger Howard Friedman
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Category: Performing Arts
(Limelight). In this companion volume to her highly successful Callback , Ginger Howard Friedman, a veteran casting director, playwright and teacher, reveals her winning formula for a monologue audition that lands you the part. She explains her essential rules for a successful audition, then selects scenes from 16 plays and adapts them into monologues, comic and serious, for men and women of all ages.
Learning to Trust Your Musical Self
Author: William Westney
Publisher: Amadeus Press
(Amadeus). In this groundbreaking book, prize-winning pianist and noted educator William Westney helps readers discover their own path to the natural, transcendent fulfillment of making music. Drawing on experience, psychological insight, and wisdom ancient and modern, Westney shows how to trust yourself and set your own musicality free. He offers healthy alternatives for lifelong learning and suggests significant change in the way music is taught. For example, playing a wrong note can be constructive, useful, even enlightening. The creator of the acclaimed Un-Master Class workshop also explores the special potential of group work, outlining the basics of his revelatory workshop that has transformed the music experience for participants the world over. Practicing, in Westney's view, is a lively, honest, adventurous, and spiritually rewarding enterprise, and it can (and should) meet with daily success, which empowers us to grow even more. Teachers, professionals, and students of any instrument will benefit from this unique guide, which brings artistic vitality, freedom, and confidence within everyone's reach.
Author: Barbara Ann Wright
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
To most, Princess Katya Nar Umbriel is a rogue and a layabout; she parties, she hunts and she breaks women’s hearts. But when the festival lights go down and the palace slumbers, Katya chases traitors to the crown and protects the kingdom’s greatest secret: the royal Umbriels are part Fiend. When Katya thwarts an attempt to expose the king’s monstrous side, she uncovers a plot to let the Fiends out to play. Starbride has no interest in being a courtier. Ignoring her mother’s order to snare an influential spouse, she comes to court only to study law. But a flirtatious rake of a princess proves hard to resist, and Starbride is pulled into a world of secrets that leaves little room for honesty or love, a world neither woman may survive.
Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory
Author: Tavia Amolo Ochieng' Nyongó
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Category: Social Science
At a time when the idea of a postracial society has entered public discourse, The Amalgamation Waltz investigates the practices that conjoined blackness and whiteness in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Scrutinizing widely diverse texts--archival, musical, visual, and theatrical--Tavia Nyong'o traces the genealogy of racial hybridity, analyzing how key events in the nineteenth century spawned a debate about interracialism that lives on today.
An Alex Delaware Novel
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Publisher: Ballantine Books
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In one of the most frightening and challenging cases of his career, Dr. Alex Delaware must confront a strange medical mystery involving a child. “Reads like wildfire . . . harrowing suspense.”—The New York Times Book Review Twenty-one-month-old Cassie Jones is the picture of health. Yet her parents rush her to the emergency room night after night with symptoms no doctor can explain. Cassie’s parents seem genuinely concerned. Her favorite nurse is a model of devotion. When Delaware is called in to investigate, instinct tells him that one of them could be a monster. Then a physician is brutally murdered. A shadowy death is revealed. And Alex and his friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, have only hours to uncover the link between Cassie’s terrifying condition and these shocking, seemingly unrelated events. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman's Guilt.
Author: Eugenia Riley
Publisher: Eugenia Riley Classics
A HOLT Medallion Winning Book! She waltzes across time as a matchmaker, only to fall in love with the groom . . . Stephanie Sergeant has returned to Natchez to live with her sister Sam in the splendid antebellum mansion both inherited from Great-aunt Magnolia. But there is no peace at Harmony House. The grand estate is haunted not only by an ever-fretful Magnolia, but also by a gaggle of ghosts from the late-nineteenth century, including the spirits of a lovelorn former governess and her five rambunctious charges. Stephanie learns that the governess, “Miss Ebbie,” died of a broken heart after falling for the children’s widowed father. Determined to save Ebbie’s life and restore peace in the household, Stephanie soon embarks on an amazing waltz across time, straight into the arms of a dashing Southern rogue! Stephanie is astounded to find herself transported to the year 1878, where she meets the real Ebbie, the children, and their father, Andre Goddard. But she is even more flabbergasted to find herself the instant romantic quarry of her devastating host! Stephanie knows she’s been sent across time on a mission, to save Ebbie’s life by matching her up with Andre. Can she transform the shy spinster into a bold and alluring creature who can capture Andre’s eye, while keeping him at bay in the meantime? But Stephanie finds that the more she tries to pair up Ebbie with Andre, the more the sexy scamp and his five adorable children gravitate toward her. In the battle to save Ebbie’s life, will Stephanie lose her own heart instead? Waltz in Time is an enchanting full-length time travel romance of approximately 112,000 words.
The Logic of Lust
Author: Young Darby
Pastor Greenway intends to believe and preach the total truth of the Bible regardless of the consequences. He’s joined by Zeek, a dedicated deacon who still wrestles with lust and who is worried about his best friend betraying him by revealing a well-kept secret. Greenway and Zeek focus on what it takes to be perfect Christians, and their journey is not without challenges. In The Perfect Lesson, author Young Darby explores the meaning of Christianity as well as what it means individually and in light of the Holy Bible. It challenges Christians to fully examine their walk with and relationship with the Lord. A novel based on true life events, The Perfect Lesson offers insight and understanding concerning the plight of many Christians. Real characters of strength, weaknesses, humility, integrity, and wisdom, as well as ignorance, inspired the fictional characters of Pastor Greenway, his deacons, and their path to spirituality.
Author: Kimberly Cates
SHE'S GOT A KNACK FOR TROUBLE—AND IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS… At twenty-seven, free-spirited Rowena Brown has never fit in anywhere—not with her ambitious family, not at veterinary school and certainly not in any relationship she's ever had. But surely the good people of Whitewater, Illinois, will welcome a pet-store owner whose talent is finding the perfect home for "problem" animals, even if they do have names like Destroyer… When a hundred-pound monstrosity of a dog appears at his door, Whitewater deputy Cash Lawless knows he's in trouble. A single dad with two young daughters, Cash wants more chaos in his life about as much as he wants to find himself drawn to the eccentric Rowena. But if he's not careful, the unruly hound and his unconventional owner might reignite Cash's hopes along with his heart—and help them all find home at last.
Author: Tina Gabrielle
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
A lady seeking scandal enlists the help of a man with nothing to lose in this daring Regency romance from the author of In the Barrister’s Bed. Lady Isabel Cameron has little use for a husband. Her dream is to study art in Paris, but her father has engaged her to a waddling, bankrupt, domineering lord twice her age. When her childhood flame, Marcus Hawksley, reappears—handsome, single, and socially snubbed—Isabel devises the perfect escape. She will solicit Marcus’s assistance to destroy her reputation. Thanks to his business as a stockbroker, Marcus has already felt the wrath of the ton, who deem his profession unacceptable. But he is no despoiler of innocent ladies—until by chance, Isabel’s improper advance leaves her the only witness against a lie that could truly ruin him. Faced with her father’s demands for marriage, Isabel and Marcus agree to a wedding of convenience—and six months’ tenure living as supposed husband and wife. But as the heat between them grows, what seemed a pretense becomes deliciously real . . .
Author: Maryrose Wood
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Maryrose Wood follows up her hilarious hit Why I Let My Hair Grow Out with another irreverent, teen angst-filled, girl-power romp. On a bike tour of Ireland last summer, Morgan Rawlinson fell for Colin, the hunky guide, and entered a portal that turned her into the goddess Morganne. Now she?s back to her painfully normal life and her relationship with Colin has fizzled to the occasional e-mail?until he writes saying he?s coming to Connecticut?just in time for the prom. But when he arrives, he?s exhausted. It seems that when Morgan crossed the portal as Morganne, a spell was cast on Colin. In his dreams he?s being forced to dance ?til dawn with the faeries, who want to boogie with him for eternity. Somehow she has to break the spell on her date, help plan the prom, and find the perfect dress. Oh, what a night?
The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire
Author: John Franceschina
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Armed with an eighth-grade education, an inexhaustible imagination, and an innate talent for dancing, Hermes Pan (1909-1990) was a boy from Tennessee who became the most prolific, popular, and memorable choreographer of the glory days of the Hollywood musical. While he may be most well-known for the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musicals which he choreographed at RKO film studios, he also created dances at Twentieth Century-Fox, M-G-M, Paramount, and later for television, winning both the Oscar and the Emmy for best choreography. In Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire, Pan emerges as a man in full, an artist inseparable from his works. He was a choreographer deeply interested in his dancers' personalities, and his dances became his way of embracing and understanding the outside world. Though his time in a Trappist monastery proved to him that he was more suited to choreography than to life as a monk, Pan remained a deeply devout Roman Catholic throughout his creative life, a person firmly convinced of the powers of prayer. While he was rarely to be seen without several beautiful women at his side, it was no secret that Pan was homosexual and even had a life partner. As Pan worked at the nexus of the cinema industry's creative circles during the golden age of the film musical, this book traces not only Pan's personal life but also the history of the Hollywood musical itself. It is a study of Pan, who emerges here as a benevolent perfectionist, and equally of the stars, composers, and directors with whom he worked, from Astaire and Rogers to Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Bob Fosse, George Gershwin, Samuel Goldwyn, and countless other luminaries of American popular entertainment. Author John Franceschina bases his telling of Pan's life on extensive first-hand research into Pan's unpublished correspondence and his own interviews. Pan enjoyed one of the most illustrious careers of any Hollywood dance director, and because his work also spanned across Broadway and television, this book will appeal to readers interested in musical theater history, dance history, and film.
10 Piano Solos in 10 Styles for Elementary to Late Elementary Pianists
Author: Melody Bober
Publisher: Alfred Music
A Perfect 10, Book 1, is a collection of piano solos designed to promote musical excellence for the elementary-level pianist. Melody has chosen a favorite teaching piece from the four stylistic periods---Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary---and written six original pieces in Jazz, Blues, Ragtime, Latin, Ballad, and Showstopper styles. These 10 solos provide students with technical challenges as well as expressive opportunities for musical growth in mood, rhythm, melody, harmony, form, articulation, and dynamics. Students do not have to be an Olympic hopeful to achieve a perfect "10," but they might feel like one as they practice and perform these selections! Titles: * Blue Shoes Blues * Dance * Got Those Monday Blues * March in C Major * March G Major * Ragtime Fun * Spanish Nights * Springtime * Study * Trampoline Tricks * Wishing Well Waltz
Author: Elizabeth Frances Corbett
Publisher: Meredith Corporation
High Stakes and Dirty Laundry
Author: Eric Luper
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Category: Young Adult Fiction
All in all, sixteen-year-old Andrew Lang has been dealt a pretty good hand in life. Sure, he has to spend his afternoons slaving away in the hellhole that is his dad's dry-cleaning business, but even that's not so bad with Jasmine, the seriously hot Goth-chick senior, working right beside him. So what if she's got a boyfriend? Plus, Andrew's got an ace up his sleeve – he's good at poker. Very good. Unfortunately, all it takes is one bad beat at Shushie's illegal poker club to turn Andrew's bankroll from huge to nonexistent. And Andrew's pretty sure that sooner or later his dad's going to notice that $600 he "borrowed" from the register. Andrew thinks he may know how to get the money back, but it's a little bit crazy, and a little bit dangerous . . . In this breakneck-paced novel about gambling and growing up, the stakes are high, and Andrew must ask himself: What does going all in really mean?