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Sex, Drugs & Opera
Roland Orzabal - 2014
With his gorgeous, successful wife, Jenny, his country pile, and gold discs hanging in his plush bathroom, he seems to have it all. But all is not well between Jenny and Solomon; as her business continues to grow, her affection for her husband begins to diminish, and soon divorce is on the cards. To try and win Jenny back, Solomon throws his bruised heart into trying out for a reality TV show that turns lapsed pop acts into opera singers. The ace up his sleeve is an eccentric octogenarian opera coach he employs to get ahead of the competition but, to his surprise, Solomon learns far more than how to improve the quality of his vibrato; especially when his coach asks Solomon to duet with newly single Samantha... Sex, Drugs & Opera is the debut novel of Tears for Fears musician, Roland Orzabal.
The Teenager Who Came to Tea
Emlyn Rees - 2015
He took a selfie of himself pouring a whole tube of them into his mouth, before sending it to his best mate, along with the letters LOL! The bestselling authors of We're Going on a Bar Hunt and The Very Hungover Caterpillar bring you another hilarious parody of a much-loved children's book, this time turning the spotlight not only on modern teens, but firmly on their parents too.When the doorbell rings, just as Sophie and her Dad are sitting down for their tea, they're half-expecting a visit from a tiger, but what slouches in through their doorway is even more curious than that... a teenager.A perfect read for anyone who remembers the original, or has ever been a teenager or is the parent of a teenager today.
Tony Northrup's Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Video Book: Training for Photographers
Tony Northrup - 2014
VIDEO TRAINING. 12+ HOURS of searchable video training (requires Internet access). If you learn better from videos, watch the videos and use the ebook only for quick reference. If you learn better from books, read the ebook and refer to the videos to see the author demonstrate real world editing techniques. This much video training usually costs over $100 or requires a monthly subscription. 2. 150+ PRESETS. Jump-start your creativity by using the included presets to give your pictures a unique look. Others charge over $200 for this many presets! 3. 50+ RAW PICTURE FILES. Work alongside many of the book's examples, or just learn by experimenting with professional photos. 4. TEACHER & PEER SUPPORT. After buying the book, you get access to the private group on Facebook where you can ask the questions and post pictures for feedback from Tony, Chelsea, and other readers. It’s like being able to raise your hand in class and ask a question! Instructions are in the introduction. With this video book, you ll learn how to instantly find any picture in your library, fix common photography problems, clean up your images, add pop to boring pictures, retouch portraits, make gorgeous prints, create photo books, and even edit your home videos. Tony goes beyond teaching you how to use Lightroom. Tony shows you why and when to use each feature to create stunning, natural photos. When Lightroom is not the best tool, Tony suggests better alternatives. Tony covers every aspect of Lightroom in-depth, but structures his teaching so that both beginner and advanced photographers can learn as efficiently as possible. If you just want a quick start, you can watch the first video or read the first chapter and you'll be organizing and editing your pictures in less than an hour. If you want to know more about a specific feature, switch to that video or jump to that chapter in the ebook. If you want to know everything about Lightroom, watch the videos and read the book from start to finish.
Dragon (Aggadeh Chronicles #2)
William D. Richards - 2017
The Aggadeh Empire was seeking dragons. Little did Nem expect that he would come face-to-face with both in the far north city of Balon. Is he destined to become an ally of the Empire? Or its prisoner? And what is he going to do with a dragon who might turn the city into a bloodbath?
Chance Taken (Chance Series Book 2)
Diana W. - 2017
As their friendship strengthens, Kelise’s resistance to relationships—thanks to her past— starts to lower. The possibility of something more with Mike enters her mind but not before he sets his eyes on a new distraction named Danielle Kingston. As Mike and Danielle’s relationship attempts to bloom, Kelise learns some unsettling information about Mike’s new lady, but also finds herself caught up in a distraction of her own with a sexy blast from her past. Mike realizes he may have made a mistake in his choice and now has to deal with the consequences of watching Kelise’s happiness be sparked by another guy. In a series of missed opportunities and misunderstandings, can Mike and Kelise get their minds and hearts on the same page or will they have to deal with a chance not taken? >>>Note: This book is a standalone and can be read as such. However, it is advised and recommended that you check out By Chance as well, which is the first story in the series and connected to the main characters of Chance Taken, to get the complete reading experience <<<
Mike Hundley - 2019
After the Civil War, Will Garrison takes his family west. Together they build a ranch and battle powerful Indian tribes who have hunted the lands for centuries. A peace feather is offered after a climactic battle. With the Indian tribes and the Garrisons now walking a path of peace, a new threat has emerged… the railroad. Greedy government-backed killers plan to annihilate everyone and claim the land they need to expand their rail lines north across Colorado and into Utah. Their vile, sinister plan is revealed after many fights. Will Garrison’s son, Gabe, fights back and unleashes his pent-up vengeance against the railroad and kills one of their hired mercenaries. A destined meeting of chance leaves him rescuing a bloodied woman and falling hopelessly in love with the dark beauty. May is a brave woman who fights to guard a secret of her own. Together they flee to ancient trails, and as paid assassins track them, it becomes a long vengeance trail of dead men. When May reveals her deadly secret, Gabe finds himself at war with the railroad, an evil killer, and with everything he ever knew. He knows it’s time for GUNSIGHT JUSTICE! This is the action-packed Western that will remind you that freedom is something you must always fight for. Good battles evil as epic conflicts become climatic love scenes, and you find yourself breathlessly riding a trail of danger, deceit and passion with Mike Hundley in this Western that leaves no bullet unfired, no emotion untouched, and no reader left behind. This book was previously published as "The Silver Saddle."
All Eyes on the Crown 3: The Rise of a New Connect
Tina J. - 2017
Morgan, is still trying to move past MJ's infidelities and has to make a decision on if she wants to stay with him or not. Gabby is still taking Alex through the ringer and he's had enough. She shut him out, with no intentions of allowing him back in her life. Unfortunately, Gabby gets herself in a situation that can cost her life, but will Alex save her? Joy and AJ are the happy couple in everyone's eyes, that is until, Shayla has the baby and causes major turmoil in their relationship. She is upset that he chose Joy, and does the unthinkable to gain his attention. With everything going on, Akeena, PJ and Armond come up with a plan to take MJ and his family out. MJ and Alex will make them all regret ever coming for the Rodriquez family.
Fresh Cream: Contemporary Art in Culture
Phaidon Press - 2000
Cream, published by Phaidon in 1998, was a sensational cultural event. Fresh Cream consolidates the biennial status of Cream as a frame of reference and an essential source of new art for art professionals and newcomers alike. Pursuing the theme of its predecessor, with 10 new world-class contemporary curators each choosing ten emerging artists, the book presents in its entirety the works of 100 artists and an up-to-the-minute global overview of the contemporary art world, not only for now but also for the future. These artists have risen to intense international acclaim since the 1990s or, in the opinion of the curators who have selected them, are about to emerge internationally in the near future. Fresh Cream contains the enormous breadth of ideas and forms that exist in contemporary art. The artists' spreads are arranged in an A-Z order, featuring numerous examples of each artist's work alongside a concise text from the selecting curator and vital biographical information about the artist. A conversation between the 10 curators and the commissioning editor gives a penetrative insight into their selections and of the key issues in contemporary art. The cultural context in which the artists work - from philosophy to fiction - is presented through recent texts from 10 contemporary writers, one selected by each curator. Itself embodying the creative originality and innovation of its content, Fresh Cream is packaged in an incredible, inflated, clear plastic pillow.
Property of a Savage
Jessica N. Watkins - 2020
She suffered unbearable loss and tragedy that she would have to live with forever. For the next seventeen years, she suffered immeasurable pain and ridicule on behalf of the people that were supposed to love and protect her. Then she met Dame. The way that he had come into her life and saved it was more heroic than any superhero in a Marvel movie. Yet, she could not wholeheartedly accept the undeniable chemistry between them. Dame was the first man to make her feel secure, beautiful, and confident. He uplifted her. He ravished her. Yet, that was not enough to erase years of ugliness that had been on her, suffocating any possibilities of her having any kind of happily ever after.However, Dame is not a man that likes to be told no. He was demanding in the hood, and he was dominant when it came to the people that he loved. He is not that type of man to allow a woman to walk away from him. Yet, he only has the patience to be told no so many times before he gives up.Dame and Tempest's love journey is unconventional to say the least. Their road to unconditional, genuine love is full of bumps and violent turns that may never lead them into the arms of one another.Every beauty needs a beast... However, in this standalone, Urban Romance by Jessica N.Watkins, he is the beauty, and she is the beast.
Bellingwood Book 18 Vignettes
Diane Greenwood Muir - 2017
In the first vignette we see Henry's Aunt Betty and Uncle Dick as they celebrate a love that's been in place for fifty years. Vignette #2 is the story of a little incident that happened to Grey at the hotel. In the third vignette, we spend a few morning moments with Eliseo's sister, Elva and her kids as they get ready to head out for the day. In Vignette #4, we spend a few sweet moments with Mark Ogden, the local veterinarian, as he watches his wife, Sal, sleep. He's not only gorgeous, but a really good guy. Vignette #5 is a look at Deputy Stu Decker's home life. Things are about to change for this family. The Bellingwood books are written from Polly's perspective and every once in a while it's fun to look at what's happening behind the scenes from the viewpoint of other characters. These vignettes were originally published on the nammynools.com website and in the monthly email newsletter to Bellingwood readers.