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 weddingand 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. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
What's it like to be a maniac on a mission? From the worlds of performance engineering, product development, drag racing, auto racing and human creativity, go beyond with THE ECLECTIC 18.Learn tipping points key to the success of The Justice Brothers oil empire uncovered only here. Realize lessons from Funny Car NHRA pioneer John Force's rise to racing supremacy and how his success - and failures - may improve your life.Discover the Top Ten Tommy Teachings, shocking ways to survive absolute terminal cancer from one driven competitor. Absorb how a car known as Big Noise II dominated a man's life and a tragedy. What about My First Car of yours; how does it stack up against Hugh Hefner's, Steve McQueen's, and many others you will know? Just try to be as big and creative in your thinking as TV Tommy Ivo, Drag Racing's Master Showman. Take to heart a real maniac on a mission: Mickey Thompson, the Fast Life and Tragic Death of a Racing Legend.Use these readings for their lessons in life, then apply them. Joyfully Dance the Western Swing, Light the Dark, plus recognize what happens when one doubles down in Vegas with nitro chips. Understand the spectacle resulting When 10000 Horsepower Goes Wrong.With THE ECLECTIC 18 you, too, may just be one of The New Kids on the Winner's Block of life. Find deeper meanings and helpful insights on striving to succeed and becoming relevant that also entertains.THE ECLECTIC 18 traded the safety of emotional equilibrium for their compulsion to unabashedly collide with life's vicissitudes with unrelenting verve. Jeff Kildahl, Ph.D., Creator and President, The Wholistic Edge
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 writtenrhapsodic 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
Set in the same world as The Promise of Amazing, this smart, surprising, and (of course) romantic follow-up to Robin Constantine's debut novel follows two New Jersey teens as they become friends and fall in love. Set in the same world as The Promise of Amazing, this smart, surprising, and romantic follow-up to Robin Constantine's debut novel follows two New Jersey teens as they become friends and fall in love. Perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins, Sarah Mlynowski, and Jennifer E. Smith. Madison Pryce thinks she's got everything figured out-she's working on a portfolio for a summer art program and hanging with her friends. Plus she has her hot boyfriend, Zach. But then a visit from a family friend turns Maddie's life upside down. Jesse McMann is still reeling from a breakup that shattered his heart and his band. Then pride (and some goading from his bass player and fellow barista) forces him to find a new drummer-and the inspiration to write music again. Kismet arrives in the unlikely form of Grayson Barrett, who tries out for Jesse's band, and whose girlfriend is BFFs with the cute girl who orders a chai latte after yoga every Thursday: Maddie. What Jesse and Maddie thought they knew about the secrets of attraction and the rules of romance changes once they start falling for each other.