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
~"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: 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: Ambrose Bierce,Thomas A. Harcourt,William Herman (Author of The dance of death)
Category: Ballroom dancing
Author: Anne Gracie
Publisher: CORA Verlag
Mit seinem verführerischen Charme hat der berüchtigte Frauenheld Lord Gideon Carradice schon mehr als ein Herz gebrochen. Als die junge Prudence auf seiner Schwelle steht und ihn mit seinem Cousin, dem Duke, verwechselt, ist er zum ersten Mal selbst wie verzaubert. Aus rätselhaften Gründen behauptet die temperamentvolle Rothaarige, sie und der Duke seien verlobt. Eine völlig unglaubwürdige Geschichte! Aber Gideon ist so fasziniert von Prudence, dass er das Spiel spontan mitmacht ist es doch die perfekte Gelegenheit, ihr köstliche Küsse zu stehlen.
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.
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 . . .
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
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?
Author: Elly MacKay
Publisher: Running Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
It is a cold and rainy evening when Gran gives her granddaughter something special: tickets to the ballet. Her granddaughter is reluctant to go. The weather is terrible and they have to wear fancy, uncomfortable clothes. But as the curtains rise on The Nutcracker, the girl's eyes light up as she's introduced to the magic of the theater. The bright costumes, the intricate dances, the magical music, and a new friend all combine to captivate the girl and to bring color to an otherwise dreary evening. Waltz of the Snowflakes is Elly MacKay at her finest, mixing her acclaimed paper-cut artwork with vibrant colors in this whimsical, dreamlike, and inspiring wordless picture book. A must-have for any ballet- and theater-obsessed reader and the perfect gift to be shared during the holidays or any time of year when the world outside needs a little bit of color and vibrancy.
A Study of Dance-music Relations in 3/4 Time
Author: Eric McKee
Publisher: Indiana University Press
"Much music was written for the two most important dances of the 18th and 19th centuries, the minuet and the waltz. In Decorum of the Minuet, Delirium of the Waltz, Eric McKee argues that to better understand the musical structures and expressive meanings of this dance music, one must be aware of the social contexts and bodily rhythms of the social dances upon which it is based. McKee approaches dance music as a component of a multimedia art form that involves the interaction of physical motion, music, architecture, and dress. Moreover, the activity of attending a ball involves a dynamic network of modalities--sight, sound, bodily awareness, touch, and smell, which can be experienced from the perspectives of a dancer, a spectator, or a musician. McKee considers dance music within a larger system of signifiers and points-of-view that opens new avenues of interpretation"--[Publisher description]
Author: Catherine Anderson
New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson presents the beloved Coulter family in a novel that’s “romantic through and through” (Publishers Weekly). One glance. That’s all it takes. Wealthy rancher Ryan Kendrick falls hard and fast for lovely Bethany Coulter. A beguiling mix of sass and shyness, naiveté and maturity, she shares his passion for horses, has a great sense of humor, and can light up a room with her beautiful smile. She’s absolutely perfect—in every way but one… A long-ago barrel-racing accident has left Bethany confined to a wheelchair. In the years since, she has known both betrayal and heartbreak—and vowed never to open her heart to a man again. She has even accepted the possibility that she’ll never be able to enjoy a healthy intimate relationship—or have children of her own. But there’s something about handsome Ryan Kendrick. Something that makes her believe she can overcome every obstacle. Something that makes her believe in lifelong, lasting love… From the Paperback edition.
Author: Elizabeth Frances Corbett
Publisher: Meredith Corporation
Author: Peggy Jaeger
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Figure skater Tiffany Lennox is busy with rehearsals for an upcoming ice show when the only man she’s ever loved comes home after a two-year overseas stint. She needs him to see her for the woman she’s become and not the child he knew to ensure he stays home. This time, for good. With her. For all his wanderlust and hunger for professional success, Cole Greer returns to New York wanting nothing more than to rest, relax, and recover. He is delighted in being Tiffany’s hero and has a special place in his heart reserved for her. But faced with the oh-so-desirable woman she’s become, he starts questioning his determination to keep their relationship platonic. When forced by the television network to go back on assignment, Cole—for the first time in his life—is torn between his career and his heart.