Category: Humor Satire

A Match Made in Scandal by Melody Thomas

By Melody Thomas

An obsession that blooms into scandal

Since early life, Ryan Donally cherished Rachel Bailey, even though the intense, attractive lass observed him as simply one other rowdy boy. The years pulled them aside, wearing Rachel to a spot of accountability and appreciate few ladies of her time loved . . . whereas Ryan ascended to undreamed-of heights of wealth and luck, and sure his middle to another.

Now destiny has introduced them jointly as soon as again—and Rachel sees no longer the boy she as soon as spurned, yet a wide ranging guy she wants. but Ryan has moved on and is unwilling to forgive, and Rachel hides a mystery disgrace that may spoil every thing she has labored for. Then, in a single second of unrestrained ardour, the partitions among them tumble, and the fee they need to pay is a wedding neither can have enough money. yet will a sensuous fireplace too-long resisted convey tragedy . . . or will it forge an excellent and timeless love?

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The Worst Noel: Hellish Holiday Tales by Collected Authors of the Worst Noel

By Collected Authors of the Worst Noel

Does the idea of mistletoe provide you with hives? Does the sound of jingling bells instill worry on your middle? Do you cover below the covers from the day after Thanksgiving until eventually New Year's Day? or even in the event you love Christmas, do thehyperconsumerism, overindulgence, andtinsel-covered every little thing make you loopy? for those who stated definite to any of those questions, this is often the booklet for you. you're not on my own. every body has a Christmas-nightmare tale to inform. the very best writers round have undergone a few of the worst Christmases ever. Their stories of holly-draped horror are accrued the following in your enjoyment, from NEAL POLLACK's Christmas-ham catastrophe to the unintended Santahood of JONI RODGERS to BINNIE KIRSHENBAUM's receiving what could be the worst reward ever given. And Stanley Bing provides us a peek on the lonely guy's yule dinner party. All this, plus many extra reminiscences of Worst Noels prior. So pour your self a pitcher of eggnog, chisel off a section of rock-hard fruitcake, and curl up within the giant secure chair via the hearth the place the stockings were hung with such care -- and settle in to learn The Worst Noel.

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The Letter Killers Club by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, Joanne Turnbull, Caryl Emerson

By Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, Joanne Turnbull, Caryl Emerson

A brand new York overview Books OriginalThe Letter Killers membership is a mystery society of self-described “conceivers” who, to maintain the purity in their conceptions, will devote not anything to paper. (What, in the end, is your run-of-the-mill scribbler of reports if no longer an comprehensive corruptor of conceptions?) The good judgment of the membership is strict and uncompromising. each Saturday, participants meet in a firelit room choked with empty black bookshelves the place they try to best each other through constructing ever unlikelier, ever extra excellent conceptions: a practice session of Hamlet hijacked via an actor who vanishes with the position; the double lifetime of a merry medieval cleric derailed by way of a fancy dress switch; a machine-run global that imprisons men’s minds whereas conscripting their our bodies; a useless Roman scribe stranded this part of the River Acheron. yet during this e-book set in an ominous Soviet Moscow of the Twenties, the participants of the membership are unusually mistrustful of each other, whereas all are lower than the spell of its despotic President, and there's no telling, after all, simply how deadly the basically conceptual—or, for that subject, letters—may be.

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The Wildwater Walking Club by Claire Cook

By Claire Cook

"Lively and inspiring!"--Hartford Courant "A nice feel-good story."--Philadelphia Examiner only one step at a time. After wasting her boyfriend and her activity in a single fell swoop, Noreen unearths it not easy to grasp what the subsequent step is--never brain take it. For the 1st time in an outstanding a long time, Noreen has time to herself. So she places on a brand new pair of shoes and a heavily outmoded pair of workout pants, and walks. it is not lengthy prior to she's joined by means of pals Tess and Rosie, ladies as misplaced as she is. As the Wildwater girls stroll and speak, and speak and stroll, they tally their steps, percentage their secrets and techniques, and start placing their lives again jointly. And alongside the way in which, they study what ladies all over are checking out -- time flies, and getting healthy is admittedly enjoyable if you end up jogging with neighbors.

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If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend by Alison Pace

By Alison Pace

She understands all approximately artwork, yet does she be aware of what she likes? Jane Laine used to understand much approximately paintings. yet that was once earlier than she begun coping with a well-liked gallery, and lengthy ahead of she met "it" artist Ian Rhys-Fitzsimmons. Jane can not seem to positioned a finger on what precisely is so "it" approximately his paintings. actually, so far as she will be able to inform, he is a massive fraud and his fifteen mins of reputation might be over via now. which may be type of a problem-since Jane is the one that has to accompany him on a five-month foreign artwork reasonable travel. To get via all of it, Jane figures she'll be a great recreation and hold her reviews to herself. until eventually, touring with this alleged genius from London to Rome and past, she begins to appreciate the relationship among artwork and love-and the truth that in either, viewpoint is every thing.

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Miranda's Big Mistake by Jill Mansell

By Jill Mansell

Now a brand new York occasions and united states this present day BestsellerMiranda's song list with males is terrible. Her most up-to-date disaster is Greg. He turns out perfect—gorgeous, witty, intriguing. And he and Miranda are in love… until eventually Miranda discovers he left his spouse while he figured out she used to be pregnant. With assistance from her neighbors, Miranda plans the sweetest and such a lot public revenge a heartbroken lady can get. yet will Miranda study from her mistake, or circulate directly to the subsequent "perfect" guy and forget about the affection of her existence ready within the wings… Even the worst mistake of your lifestyles can result in real love in any case… See what everyone is announcing approximately this impossible to resist summer time learn from foreign bestselling writer Jill Mansell: "An interesting examine love, friendship and candy revenge - fabulously fun." domestic and lifestyles "Both laugh-out-loud humorous and tear-jerkingly sad…You will not placed it down." New lady "Watch and research as Miranda wreaks her candy revenge—and memorize her sharp one-liners." Cosmopolitan (UK) "A jaunty summer time read." day-by-day Mail "Fast, livid, and incredible enjoyable. To learn it truly is to consume it." corporation "Pick this up at your peril: you will not get something performed until eventually it really is finished." warmth journal (20090501)

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Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway

By Nick Harkaway

From the acclaimed writer of The Gone-Away international, blistering gangster noir meets howling absurdist comedy because the forces of excellent sq. off opposed to the forces of evil, and merely an unassuming clockwork repairman and an octogenarian former superspy can shop the realm from overall destruction.   Joe Spork spends his days solving vintage clocks. The son of notorious London legal Mathew “Tommy Gun” Spork, he has became his again on his family’s mobster background and goals to stay a quiet lifestyles. That orderly life is unexpectedly upended whilst Joe prompts a very strange clockwork mechanism. His purchaser, Edie Banister, is greater than the kindly previous woman she seems to be to be—she’s a retired overseas undercover agent. And the gadget? It’s a Fifties doomsday computing device. Having caused it, Joe now faces the wrath of either the British executive and a diabolical South Asian dictator who's additionally Edie’s outdated arch-nemesis. at the upside, Joe’s bought a lady: a daring receptionist named Polly whose smarts, savvy and intercourse charm could be simply what he wishes. With Joe’s once-quiet global unexpectedly overrun via mad clergymen, psychopathic serial killers, clinical geniuses and threats to the way forward for awake lifestyles within the universe, he realizes that the one approach to continue to exist is to muster the braveness to struggle, aid Edie entire a project she deserted years in the past and decide up his father’s previous gun . . .

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