Sesame & Spice
By Anne Shooter
Sesame & Spice is an absolute treat; full of warmth and generosity, and so many recipes I want to cook, that I've been headily immoderate with my post-it notes! - Nigella Lawsonthis is one of the most EXCITING cookbooks I've seen in a long time - Sabrina GhayourCinnamon, honey, dates, almonds, apples and pomegranate - these are all flavours that we have grown to love and, here in this stunning book, Anne Shooter has created cakes and bakes that celebrate these wonderful ingredients.Anne has always been inspired by her Jewish family - her grandmothers, mother and aunts who baked honey cake, almond cookies and cinnamon balls, challah bread and cheesecakes. In Sesame & Spice, she gives these recipes a very modern interpretation to create her own collection of bakes for every occasion. A cinnamon coffee cake from the US via Eastern Europe, an apple and blackberry traybake, pomegranate drizzle cake from Jerusalem, flourless chocolate, pistachio and walnut brownies and a chocolate challah bread and butter pudding. But this is evolution, not revolution, and Anne has also kept precious family recipes for tahini cookies, smoked haddock pastries and the bagels and rye breads from her childhood.If you love baking, these recipes will take you on a delightful, delicious journey.
A Sinful Deception: Breconridge Brothers Book 2
By Isabella Bradford
For fans of Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Sarah MacLean, comes Isabella Bradford's enthralling new trilogy of London's most scandalous rakes, the Breconridge Brothers, who are about to lose their hearts... Lord Geoffrey Fitzroy leads a charmed existence. The second son of the Duke of Breconridge and an infamous, incorrigible and inconceivably handsome rake, he ruthlessly leaves hearts fluttering all over London.That's until he locks eyes with the mysterious Miss Serena Carew, a noble-born heiress raised in India. Impossibly beautiful and dripping in diamonds, Serena is the most sought after belle of the ball. But her exotic past masks a perilous secret, and in the hope of saving herself she deftly deflects Geoffrey's curiosity.Soon her plan is thwarted by her hungry heart, and Lord Geoffrey's passionate seduction reveals her dark secret. Will deception destroy her one chance at happiness?Before the Breconridge Brothers, came the Wylder sisters. Don't miss a moment of the romantic and captivating debut trilogy from Isabella Bradford: When You Wish Upon a Duke, When The Duchess Said Yes and When The Duke Found Love.
Struck by Genius
By Jason Padgett, Maureen Seaberg
Jason Padgett was an ordinary, not terribly bright, 41-year-old working in his father's furniture shop when he was the victim of a brutal mugging outside a karaoke bar in 2002.That same night his stepfather died of cancer, and two weeks later his only brother went missing (his body was discovered three year later). The combined traumas of these three events proved, unsurprisingly, too much for Jason and he withdrew from life completely, living as a hermit for four years suffering with agoraphobia and the onset of OCD. During this time he developed a fascination with the principles of the physical universe, devouring mathematics and physics journals. He also started to see intricate webs of shapes in his head and discovered that he could draw these by hand.A chance encounter in a mall pointed him in the direction of college. There, his extraordinary mind was recognised, and he was set on a path in which his drawings were identified as mathematical fractals and neuroscientists were able to diagnose a unique individual.Jason is a miraculous everyman with an inspiring 'what if' story that pushes beyond the boundaries of what scientists thought possible.
Sorrow's Isle (Short Story)
By Jen Williams
An exclusive digital short story by dazzling epic-fantasy talent, Jen Williams, author of British Fantasy Award-nominated Copper Cat Trilogy. The three reckless adventurers of The Copper Promise return. Perfect for fans of Robin Hobb and Jay Kristoff. Reckless adventurers Wydrin of Crosshaven and her companion, Sir Sebastian, never turn down a quest that bears the promise of coin.So it is that they find themselves mooring on the jagged rocks of the desolate Sorrow's Isle, in search of an oarsman's sister missing somewhere on its cursed shores.Now they must navigate amid the deathly tales that haunt the isle, or else be swallowed for ever into the depths of magic and danger that lie within...SORROW'S ISLE follows Wydrin of Crosshaven and Sir Sebastian on a quest that takes place before the events of their first full-length novel, THE COPPER PROMISE. *Contains a preview of Jen Williams second Copper Cat novel, THE IRON GHOST*
By Caroline King
Sophie Jenner believes she has her life under control. In business she's a City high-flyer, heading up a new venture funding ecological projects in South America. In her personal life, despite the games played by her domineering boss, she believes she cracks the whip.But when Sophie travels to South America to investigate a possible fraud all her assumptions are stripped away. In the Peruvian jungle the uptight City executive meets a breed of man she cannot tame. And now Sophie is no longer holding the whip . . .
Slave in the City
By Caroline King
It's tough for a woman in the masculine world of high finance - there's no hiding the pleasure men take when a girl falls from grace. Like Ruth, a high-flying Relationship Director for a City bank. In the week her sadistic new boss takes over she loses an important client. If she wants to keep her job she'd better get the client back - quick.Deserted by her colleagues, Ruth turns to a well-connected family friend for help. But there's a price. David organises erotic entertainments featuring submissive young women. This is more than the sexually naive Ruth has bargained for. Now she finds it's not just her job that's on the line . . .
The Storm Lord (Twilight of the Celts Book II)
By M. K. Hume
The legend of King Arthur lives on...Crippled with hunger and weary to the point of collapse, Gareth Minor enters the fortress of Arden to deliver the dire news that Lord Arthur, the Last Dragon, has been captured by barbarians and taken to the frozen north. With Father Lorcan and Germanus by his side, Gareth embarks on a quest to rescue his master.Meanwhile, in the Land of the Denes, Arthur and his fellow prisoners enrage the Dene King when they are presented at court. Fleeing for their lives, Stormbringer, their captor turned protector, leads them to safety. But the northern shores are under threat of invasion and Stormbringer and Arthur unite in battle, knowing few will survive...
Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen Mysteries, Book 2)
By Joanne Fluke
A Bake Off turns deadly... Joanne Fluke's intrepid amateur sleuth, Hannah Swensen, returns in another dangerously delicious mystery Strawberry Shortcake Murder. Packed full of delicious recipes and perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and H. Y. Hanna.'Tasty enough to serve to mystery readers still hooked by the foodie fad' - BooklistIt's the first annual Bake Off in Lake Eden, Minnesota, and bakery owner Hannah Swensen is thrilled to be serving as head judge. But things soon turn sour when fellow judge, Coach Boyd Watson, is found stone-cold dead, face down in one of Hannah's celebrated strawberry shortcakes.Between perfecting her Cheddar Cheese Apple Pie and Chocolate Crunchies, Hannah begins snooping into the Coach's private life, and finds she's not short on suspects. Could Watson's harsh criticism during the Bake Off have given one of the contestants a license to kill? The stakes are rising quicker than dough, and Hannah will have to investigate carefully before somebody cooks up another recipe for murder... What readers are saying about Strawberry Shortcake Murder: 'The series has a warm, homely type feel and are really nice light reading''Has you guessing from start to finish''Just as delicious as ever!'
Sugar Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen Mysteries, Book 6)
By Joanne Fluke
Hannah has all the ingredients for a perfect Christmas - until murder is added to the mix... Christmas at Lake Eden takes a less merry turn in Sugar Cookie Murder, Joanne Fluke's deliciously seasonal mystery. Packed full of delicious recipes and perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Cindy Bell.'Wacky and delightful characters, plus tempting recipes from appetizers to desserts, make this lighthearted offering sure to please the palate of any cozy fan' - Publishers Weekly The holidays are the icing on the cake for bakery owner Hannah Swensen, who is cooking up a storm for the annual Christmas Buffet. But when local face Martin Dubinski arrives into Lake Eden, Minnesota with his new Vegas wife in tow, the festivities have to be put on ice...An antique cake knife belonging to Hannah's mother shows up in the décolletage of the new - and now late - Mrs Dubinski. And with half the town - and a killer - left stranded at the local community centre by a blizzard, it's up to Hannah to dig out all the clues. Can Lake Eden's amateur investigator make sure this white Christmas doesn't bring any more deadly tidings? What readers are saying about the Hannah Swensen mysteries: 'What more could you want from a cosy crime novel?''Delicious recipes, good plotlines, believable characters.A pleasurable, easy read''Hannah is a very likable heroine... I was hooked on the plot from the very beginning'
The Spymaster's Lady: Spymaster 2 (A series of sweeping, passionate historical romance)
By Joanna Bourne
Joanna Bourne returns to the French Revolution, pairing espionage and burning romance to create an unforgettable love story. For fans of Stephanie Laurens, Elizabeth Hoyt and Poldark, this is a must-read. She's never met a man she couldn't deceive...until now.She's braved battlefields, played the worldly courtesan, the naive virgin, the refined British lady, even a Gypsy boy. But Annique Villiers, the elusive spy known as the Fox Cub, has finally met the one man she can't outwit...British spymaster Robert Grey must enter France and capture the brilliant, beautiful - and dangerous - Fox Cub and her secrets for England. When the two natural enemies are thrown into prison, they forge an uneasy alliance to break free. But their pact is temporary and betrayal seems inevitable. As the fates of nations hang in the balance, Grey and Annique fight the passion that flares between them - forbidden, impossible and completely irresistible...For more spellbinding Spymasters romance, look for the other titles by Joanna Bourne: The Forbidden Rose, My Lord and Spymaster, The Black Hawk and Rogue Spy.
By Carol O'Connell
Mallory Book 9: the ninth NYPD detective Kathy Mallory novel from New York Times bestseller Carol O'Connell, master of knife-edge suspense and intricate plotting.Detective Kathy Mallory. New York's darkest. You only underestimate her once.'It's Kathy. I'm lost.'The mutilated body is found lying on the ground in Chicago, a dead hand pointing down Adams Street, also known as Route 66, a road of many names. And now of many deaths.A silent caravan of cars drives down the road, each passenger bearing a photograph, but none of them the same. They are the parents of missing children, brought together by the word that children's gravesites are being discovered down the Mother Road.Detective Kathy Mallory drives with them. This book was published in the US under the title FIND ME.
Strange Girls and Ordinary Women
By Morgan Mccarthy
They say you know instinctively who to trust.Alice is normal; she'd never do anything rash. But when she sees her husband one day with a younger girl, she knows at once that he's having an affair. And it must be stopped.Vic loves her friend Michael, more than he knows. He wants happiness, and thinks he's found it with the magnetic Estella. But Vic feels sure she can't be trusted - and she needs to make Michael see that too. They don't know Kaya; her life is tougher than they can imagine. But Kaya's a survivor, and she's determined to find a way out of her miserable world. Three women, three lives that come crashing together in this dark, lyrical and utterly enthralling story of warped perceptions, female intuition and 'the other woman'.
Shooting Scars (The Artists Trilogy 2)
By Karina Halle
From the author of the acclaimed The Pact, Love, In English and the Dirty Angels Trilogy. If you devoured the Fifty Shades trilogy and the Crossfire series, you'll love The Artists Trilogy, a dark, explosive ride about a sexy, dangerous love triangle.The Artists Trilogy - Book TwoA dangerous kind of love...When Ellie Watt offered herself to her former lover to save Camden's life, she never imagined the twisted game Javier had planned for her. Trapped by him, Ellie is forced to commit a dangerous, heinous crime - or Javier will kill Camden. Now ex-con artist Ellie must find a way to stay ahead of the game...before it destroys her and the only man she ever loved.Camden McQueen can't forget Ellie Watt. Seeking revenge and pursued by the authorities for a crime he didn't commit, the talented tattoo artist does things he never thought himself capable of to save Ellie. Straddling the line between love and retribution, he vows to do everything in his power to get her back. But if Camden unleashes his dark side, will Ellie still love him?Don't miss the explosive, intoxicating conclusion to The Artists Trilogy, Bold Tricks. And if you're addicted to the wild and sexy world of Karina Halle, don't miss her Dirty Angels Trilogy.
A Song Once Heard
By Anne Goring
When rich, handsome Daniel Penhale proposes to Sophy Beardmore, she is swift to accept. The marriage seems to offer the security and respectability she has always dreamed of in a life overshadowed by her mother's feckless, radical way of living. But Daniel's wealth has not made Kildower, his Cornish house, a happy place. It is haunted by old memories, not least those of his first wife, Meraud. No one seems to know the true facts about her death, though rumours and suspicions abound, fostered by the tragic legends that cling to Kildower.Daniel's young daughter, Kensa, is resentful and sullen, her nurse, Jess Southcote, is sly and manipulative, the local people hostile. Then there is Meraud's brother Conan, who seems determined to strike up a friendship with Sophy, but out of what dubious motives?Only when Sophy has unravelled the truth about the past and faced up to her true feelings for both Conan and Daniel himself can she find the happiness she seeks.
A Special Delivery
By Clare Dowling
Every family has its ups and downs ...Aisling Brady is miserable. So is her husband Mossy. The three kids are too. Yet nobody dares say a thing. Instead the Bradys keep their heads down and grimly look forward to another miserable Christmas in Dublin. What Aisling doesn't know is that this year, they will get the most unexpected gift of all. One that will bring joy and heartbreak, hope and a string of sleepless nights. As their world is turned upside down, questions have to be asked. But are the Bradys ready to face the truth about themselves? And what each of them has done?
Six Stories and an Essay
By Andrea Levy
Andrea Levy, author of the Man Booker shortlisted novel THE LONG SONG and the prize-winning, million-copy bestseller SMALL ISLAND, draws together a remarkable collection of short stories from across her writing career, which began twenty years ago with the publication of her first novel, the semi-autobiographical EVERY LIGHT IN THE HOUSE BURNIN'."None of my books is just about race," Levy has said. "They're about people and history." Her novels have triumphantly given voice to the people and stories that might have slipped through the cracks in history. From Jamaican slave society in the nineteenth century, through post-war immigration into Britain, to the children of migrants growing up in '60s London, her books are acclaimed for skilful storytelling and vivid characters. And her unique voice, unflinching but filled with humour, compassion and wisdom, has made her one of the most significant and exciting contemporary authors.This collection opens with an essay about how writing has helped Andrea Levy to explore and understand her heritage. She explains the context of each piece within the chronology of her career and finishes with a new story, written to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War in 1914. As with her novels, these stories are at once moving and honest, deft and humane, filled with insight, anger at injustice and her trademark lightness of touch.
By Carol O'Connell
Mallory Book 5: the fifth NYPD detective Kathy Mallory novel from New York Times bestseller Carol O'Connell, master of knife-edge suspense and intricate plotting.Detective Kathy Mallory. New York's darkest. You only underestimate her once.A cop who knows there is no magic in the worldAt a sell-out festival of magicians in Manhattan, in front of a live audience and eight million television viewers, a death-defying trick goes tragically wrong.NYPD detective Kathy Mallory has learned the hard way that things are rarely what they seem. But she is the only cop who believes the death is not an accident. Welcome to the darker side of NYPD.Hiding behind the smoke and mirrors is a ruthless killer who will soon strike again.
By Christopher Golden
A chilling ghost story for a cold winter's night, for fans of Joe Hill and Sleeping Beauties. 'Throw away all those old "it was a dark and stormy night" novels, this one is the real deal' Stephen King Twelve years ago the small town of Coventry, Massachusetts was in the grasp of a particularly brutal winter. And then came the Great Storm.It hit hard. Not everyone saw the spring. Today the families, friends and lovers of the victims are still haunted by the ghosts of those they lost so suddenly. If only they could see them one more time, hold them close, tell them they love them.It was the deadliest winter in living memory.Until now. When a new storm strikes, it doesn't just bring snow and ice, it brings the people of Coventry exactly what they've been wishing for. And the realisation their nightmare is only beginning.
Staying Strong: A Journal
By Demi Lovato
Going hand-in-hand with Demi Lovato's #1 New York Times-bestselling book of affirmations, Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year, comes a companion journal. In a beautifully designed and free-flowing format of lined pages and blank pages, this journal has everything for readers and writers to capture and reflect on what they feel at any given moment. Staying Strong: A Journal also features new quotes chosen by Demi throughout to help inspire and motivate expression-happiness, sadness and everything in between. Demi reminds readers that it's important to express yourself in order to stay strong every day. "Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything." -Unknown
The Shell Game
By Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
Treat yourself to a bite-sized thrill from the queen of kick-ass crime. . . A Fox & O'Hare short story.When rookie FBI agent Kate O'Hare meets career conman Nick Fox there's bound to be a sting in the tale.Fresh out of Quantico and looking forward to her first FBI assignment, Kate O'Hare is teamed up with high-end security expert, Nick Fox, to help protect a shipment of valuable Peruvian relics. Problem is, nothing is what it seems. Nick Fox is actually a con artist and he's about to play the shell game with special agent O'Hare in a high-speed chase with armoured cars, a few smoke bombs and a little light flirting. It doesn't take long for Nick to discover Kate O'Hare is smart, tenacious, and when she's conned, she holds a grudge.Life for Fox & O'Hare will never be the same again.