Possibilities' by T.A. Chase When Dixon and Carson meet during a hurricane, neither imagined that moment would be the beginning of a new relationship. Dixon White owns Billy's Diner in Brevard County, Floridaright down the road from Patrick Air Force Base. He serves a lot of the servicemen and their families who live and work on the base and does it in honor of his brother who served as a SEAL until a motorcycle accident ended his life. When Dixon finds himself stuck in a broken down car just as a hurricane hits the area, he's not sure how's he going to get home. Master Chief Sergeant Carson LaSalle is headed to the base when he drives by Billy's Diner. He sees Dixon's car there and stops, checking to see if everything is okay. He takes Dixon home, but can't stop thinking about him. After the hurricane blows through, both men meet again and the sparks fly. Possibilities open up for them to have a chance at finding love. They just have to be willing to try. Lonely Hearts and Yellow Ribbons' by Stephani Hecht Being apart from the one you love is the hardest thing to do, until you get them back to find they've changed PJ Ross Ervin is part of an elite force of recue men from the Air Force. Only the best of the best make it through the program and get to wear the maroon beret. As such, he is proud of what he does and is happy to serve his country. The one drawback is that it takes him away from his long-time lover, Aden. Thankfully Ross' deployment is over and he's coming home. Aden is excited to see Ross. But he can't help but notice that his partner is having trouble adjusting back into the civilian world. Plus, there is the looming danger that Ross could be deployed again at any time. Will Ross have to leave to serve his county once more? And if so, can the pair survive the separation yet again? Venetian Skies' by Morticia Knight No one wants to lose a love that's meant to be. Air Force test pilot, Chris Pierce, returns to Italy to discover that second chances are the sweetest. They had a love that was the real thing, but Chris, an Air Force test pilot, returns to Aviano Air Base in Italy to discover that the only man he's ever loved is still there. Yet wasn't that why artist Brandon had dumped him? Because he didn't want to be tied down to one place or one person? Brandon made a huge mistake. It wasn't until Chris transferred out of the local military base that he realizes what they had together was the real thing. Even though he's never settled in one place for very long, he couldn't bear to leave the town of Aviano where he and Chris were so happy together. Chris unexpectedly returns and Brandon is devastated when Chris rejects him out of anger. Can't Chris see how much Brandon has changed in the two years they've been apart? Second chances are the sweetest and love that's meant to be doesn't die. But when a MiG fighter jet gone rogue shoots Chris down, will their second chance be taken away forever? Se
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"Cat in a Sapphire Slipper" is the twentieth title in Carole Nelson Douglas's sassy Midnight Louie mystery series. The tough-talking, twenty-pound, tomcat PI is as feisty as ever as he and his gang try to keep his favorite roommate from losing her man. PR honcho Temple Barr's romance novelist aunt Kit has wound up in a romantic plot of her own. She's snagged one of the most eligible bachelors on the Strip, one of the elder Fontana brothers, a silver-tongued reputed ex-mobster with a heart of gold. There is to be a wedding...and where there is a wedding there is usually a bachelor party. Things go disastrously wrong when the entire party is hijacked and taken to a remote ranch out in the Nevada desert, a place where the women are wild and the sex is legal. And among the group? None other than Temple's own Matt, an ex-priest. Truly a fish out of water, he soon comes upon a beautiful young woman who is quite naked and most thoroughly dead. Given the remoteness of the location with very few suspects on hand (plus the Fontanas' shady reputation) this could be a very bad thing indeed. And Louie? Well, he managed to go along for the ride and once again it's up to that big old tomcat to bail out his humans and save the day. """" "Cat in a Sapphire Slipper" is a fast-paced, racy mystery with a loveable cast of characters and one terrific tough dude to keep them all in line.
"Outlaw Pete" is a modern legend of a criminal who starts out in diapers and confronts the roughest edges of adulthood. It's one of the most ambitious and original story songs Springsteen has written. When Bruce Springsteen was a little boy, he learned the story of Brave Cowboy Bill, about a pure-hearted little cowboy. It was the first of Bruce's Western loves, which now range from John Ford movies to Mexican music to Native American art. Each of these inspirations, plus what he's learned as a man and a rock 'n' roller about how to combine whimsy and wisdom, were stations on the way to "Outlaw Pete," a modern legend of a criminal who starts out in diapers and confronts the roughest edges of adulthood. It's one of the most ambitious and original story songs Springsteen has written--rhapsodic and harsh, a meditation on destiny, filled with absurdities but not for one second of its eight minutes exactly a joke. It's an elaborate musical drama, weaving into a single tapestry several styles of rock and an orchestration reminiscent of a Morricone soundtrack. "Outlaw Pete" is an adult book, illustrated by Frank Caruso, who drew and painted its pages. Caruso does more than illustrate the song. His approach, immaculately detailed, simple when it needs to be, parallels Springsteen's blend of absurdity and meditation. The questions about destiny remain unanswered, as they must be, but they're also brought into a different kind of focus. Details that pass by almost unnoticed in the lyrics become central. Reading and listening have rarely so superbly complemented each other. The result becomes the most intense kind of artistic collaboration, a vision shared. But I'm not trying to start anything, so buy it, don't steal it, OK? --Dave Marsh