“Az élet csak úgy szép, ha őrült is egy kissé.”
Elena Poniatowska - Llorar en la sopa
A Elena Poniatowska le advirtieron cuando era joven que le permitirían escribir novelas pero no vivirlas. Por si acaso aquello llegara a ser verdad alguna vez, se apresuró a poner en su existencia esos cientos de personajes que se van asomando a sus textos (sus relatos, sus novelas, sus reportajes o sus entrevistas) para conversar con ella sobre aquello que más le importa y que, significativamente, nombra su segundo apellido: el amor. Como se ve en los veinte cuentos de esta antología, ese amor adopta muchas formas: el amor a los perros de "Chocolate" (perros callejeros que una anciana va adoptando porque confía más en ellos que en las personas); el amor a una actriz en "Cine Prado" (un amor en dos dimensiones que acaba obsesionando a su protagonista); el amor adúltero en "De noche vienes" (una mujer se casa con cinco hombres, a cada uno de los cuales reserva una noche de la semana); el amor a los muebles, y a las cosas en general, en "El inventario" ("En el principio fueron los muebles"); el amor al lado oscuro y mítico en "Coatlicue" (una bajada a los infiernos y una visita a las fuerzas del mal, donde reina la "razón enlodada", en toda regla); el amor sensual y abierto -a todas las heridas- de los amantes arquetípicos en "La felicidad"; el amor de un maquinista por su vieja máquina de vapor y por su mujer, que le abandonan y le transforman en una especie de fantasma, en "Métase, mi prieta"; el amor al arte en "Los bufalitos"; el amor al horizonte, de donde ha de venir ese "Rayo verde" que anuncia el título y que es la "fórmula de la felicidad"; o el amor a las alcachofas en "El corazón de la alcachofa" ("comerlas es un auto sacramental"). Un amor que abarca a personas de toda condición social, con especial oído para las más desfavorecidas (lavanderas, jardineras, ferroviarios, sindicalistas, amas de casa, mendigos, clientes de una ferretería), y también a las palabras, a las que la autora acaricia y mima para que le revelen sus secretos y sus sueños. Elena Poniatowska, Premio Cervantes 2013, ha acabado escribiendo, y también viviendo, las mil y una historias del amor, veinte de las cuales, bastantes de ellas de inspiración autobiográfica, palpitan entre las páginas de este libro.
Elena Poniatowska - Métase mi prieta, entre el durmiente y el silbatazo
La relación del ferroviario Pancho con su máquina bien se puede asimilar a la que mantiene con su amante Teresa. El trato parece el mismo: similar, la pasión con una y otra. A ambas, a su mujer y a su máquina Prieta, domestica, a las dos acaricia, lubrica, percibe sus olores y siente sus gemidos. Y acabará lamentando su pérdida a través de pasajes conocidos y desconocidos, atrapado finalmente en vericuetos y laberintos a los que uno no sabe cómo llegó ni tampoco como saldrá. Elena Poniatowska, dando muestras de un poderoso impulso creador unido a la necesidad de recuperar las voces de los otros, se aventura, con penetración, lirismo, humor, sensibilidad y oficio notables, en esas zonas oscuras en las que rara vez se adentra la literatura mexicana: las relaciones entre sexos y entre las clases sociales.
Dudás Diána - Az én szcientológia sztorim
Amióta képes vagyok beszélni életem elmúlt öt évéről, amit a szcientológiában töltöttem, két kérdés mindig előjön. „A két diplomáddal hogyan vehetted be ezt a marhaságot?” Ezért született meg ez a könyv: úgy éreztem, azzal, ha az elejétől a végéig elmesélem az egész történetet, őszinte és teljes választ tudok adni nemcsak erre a kérdésre, de például arra is, hogy: Milyen vallás az, ahol a pénz az isten? Milyen közösség az, ahol ha bajba kerül az egyik hívő (és nincs pénze), akkor magára hagyják? Hogyan szippantja be a rendszer az áldozatait, és forgatja ki mindenükből őket? Mi a szcientológia valójában, és van-e ellenszere? „Nem félsz, hogy ebből valami bajod lesz?” Nem, már nem félek. Féljenek azok, akik mások reményeit, vágyait, illúzióit és jóindulatát kihasználva tönkreteszik őket lelkileg és anyagilag egyaránt. Dudás Diána www.dudasdiana.hu
Leisa Rayven - Professor Feelgood
_What's a girl to do when a man who's countless shades of wrong feels oh-so-right?_ Ambitious book editor Asha Tate is a hopeless romantic. Despite her mediocre track record with men, she believes in swooning, sighing, and the everlasting love of true soul mates. Sure, sex is okay, but she’s not someone who’s ever been driven by her animal urges. Until now. When Asha stumbles upon the scorching hot Instagram feed of someone calling himself Professor Feelgood, she falls in lust for the first time. Not only is she left panting over the professor’s insane body, but his angst-filled poetry about losing his one true love speaks straight to her soul. Desperately in need of a bestseller for her struggling publishing company, Asha knows the professor’s potential to sell to his millions of loyal followers could be the lifeline her bosses need. However, the ink is barely dry on a book deal before she realizes she’s made a terrible mistake. Sure, the professor is incredibly talented and sexier than any man has a right to be, but the man behind the persona isn’t at all who she pictured. In real life, he’s intense, arrogant and infuriating, and his uncanny ability to rub her the wrong way turns her dream project into a total nightmare. Knowing that the professor is everything she doesn’t want in a man should help Asha ignore her occasional urges to mount him, but she quickly learns that explosive, unwanted chemistry can make even smart people do stupid things. Don't miss this sexy new standalone from the international bestselling author of Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet.
Dani René - Indulge
I’m a glutton. I indulge in women because I can. Carrick knows love is merely a shattered memory. Until Peyton stumbles into his arms and he steals a kiss. One taste isn’t enough. One touch would never satiate him. And he does what he’s become accustomed to, he indulges in her. A man hell bent on not falling in love, he pushes. But Peyton’s not giving up. Can they have forever while Carrick is haunted by a ghost from his past? *This is an erotic romance with BDSM elements. Due to scenes of an adult nature, this book is for 18+ ONLY.
Marc Elsberg - Blackout
Februári fagyok söpörnek végig Európán, amikor a kontinens szinte teljes elektromos hálózata összeomlik. A következmények katasztrofálisak. A sötétbe borult utakon egymást követik a karambolok, leáll a fűtés, a vízszolgáltatás, a mobilok feltölthetetlenek, az internet elérhetetlen. Piero Manzano, az olasz informatikus hackertámadást vél felfedezni a háttérben, de gyanúja a hatóságoknál süket fülekre talál. Az Europol terrorelhárító szakértője, François Bollard végül meghallgatja, ám ekkor olyan e-maileket fedeznek fel Manzano laptopján, amelyek rá terelik a gyanút. A támadók agyafúrtak és kíméletlenek. Európában atomkatasztrófák fenyegetnek, az emberek elegendő élelem, víz, üzemanyag és orvosi ellátás nélkül vegetálnak sötét, fűtetlen lakásaikban. A túlélésért folytatott küzdelem hamarosan oda vezet, hogy a rend már csak a katonaság bevetésével tartható fenn... Napjaink egyik legnagyobb német regénysikere olyan kérdéseket vet fel, melyekre az emberiségnek mielőbb választ kell találnia. Mert holnap talán már túl késő lesz...
Alejo Carpentier - Guerra del tiempo y otros relatos
Si las magistrales novelas de Alejo Carpentier (1904-1980) lo sitúan en la cima de la narrativa contemporánea en lengua castellana, sus relatos (en los que también se dan cita los motivos y las preocupaciones del resto de su obra narrativa) muestran con singular brillantez su dominio de la forma y el lenguaje. "Guerra del tiempo y otros relatos" se abre con tres cuentos que constituyen sendas variaciones sobre el tema del tiempo: el tiempo circular («El Camino de Santiago»), el tiempo invertido y en retroceso («Viaje a la semilla»), y un tiempo que gira en torno al hombre («Semejante a la noche»). Los otros cuatro que completan el volumen («Oficio de tinieblas», «Los fugitivos», «Los advertidos» y «El derecho de asilo») permiten apreciar el talento del escritor cubano centrado en diferentes argumentos y situaciones.
Alfredo Gómez Cerdá - El rostro de la sombra
¿Cómo es posible que algunos vídeos de internet se difundan tan rápido? Una escena interesante, una anécdota divertida... Ya está todo inventado. Hay que grabar algo que de verdad llame la atención. Algo arriesgado y peligroso. Tan peligroso que nadie puede saber quién lo ha colgado. Adrián y sus amigos tienen una buena idea. Seguro que su vídeo se convierte en el más visto de internet en menos de 24 horas. Pero ¿nadie se ha parado a pensar en las consecuencias de lo que han hecho?
Tillie Cole - Riot
Stolen by the Arziani Georgian crime mob as a child, 152 was raised and conditioned to be a Mona—the most subservient of the Arziani Blood Pit slaves. Gorgeous and kind, she has been and under the imprisoning influence of the Type B drug and under the command of the Blood Pit Master’s sister, Mistress Arziani, for most of her life, until the Master calls her back home to Georgia. He wants her under his total control, and Master always gets what he wants. But when 152 is gifted to the Blood Pit’s fearsome champion death match fighter as a prize, 152 suddenly finds out that the men who appear most brutal, may just own the kindest hearts. And love may be found, even when living in hell. Freedom, family, love, 152 will have to fight for what she wants and ultimately make an impossible choice.
Tillie Cole - A Veil of Vines
To most people, princes, princesses, counts and dukes are found only in the pages of the most famous of fairytales. Crowns, priceless jewels and gilded thrones belong only in childhood dreams. But for some, these frivolous fancies are truth. For some, they are real life. On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, people have always treated me as someone special. All because of my ancestral name and legacy. All because of a connection I share to our home country’s most important family of all. I am Caresa Acardi, the Duchessa di Parma. A blue blood of Italy. I was born to marry well. And now the marriage date is set. I am to marry into House Savona. The family that would have been the royals had Italy not abolished the monarchy in 1946. But to the aristocrats of my home, the abolition means nothing at all. The Savonas still hold power where it counts most. In our tight-knit world of money, status and masked balls, they are everything and more. And I am soon to become one of them. I am soon to become Prince Zeno Savona’s wife… … or at least I was, until I met Achille. And everything changed. *Standalone Contemporary Romance
Tillie Cole - Kyler
Kyler "Ky" Willis führt das Leben, von dem er immer geträumt hat. Als Vizepräsident der Hades' Hangmen sind ihm die Loyalität seiner Brüder, die Freiheit der Straße und schöne Frauen in seinem Bett stets sicher. Doch als die junge Lilah beim MC unterkommt, merkt er das erste Mal seit langer Zeit, dass er mehr will - und dass es Dinge gibt, die er nicht haben kann. Denn völlig abgeschottet von der Außenwelt aufgewachsen kennt Lilah keine Freude, keine Freiheit und keine Liebe. Und wenn sie eins gelernt hat dann, dass Kys Welt verdorben und voller Sünde ist - egal wie sehr ihr Herz aus dem Takt gerät, sobald der wilde Mann mit dem Engelsgesicht in ihrer Nähe ist ...
Tillie Cole - Reap - Bis aufs Blut
Abgeschirmt von der Welt, ohne Namen und Vergangenheit kennt 221 nichts anderes als den Kampf auf Leben und Tod. Als Eigentum der georgischen Mafia wird er Nacht für Nacht in den Ring geschickt, um seine Gegner auszulöschen. Doch dann fällt er in die Hände seiner Feinde und muss im Dungeon, der Untergrund-Arena der mächtigen russischen Bratwa-Familie, kämpfen. Nur Talia, die Tochter seines verhassten Entführers, behandelt ihn wie einen Menschen und löst Gefühle in ihm aus, die er nie zuvor gespürt hat. Hin- und hergerissen zwischen dem Hass auf seine Feinde und dem Verlangen nach der schönen Frau, die sein Herz schneller schlagen lässt, muss 221 entscheiden, ob er Monster oder Mann sein will ...
Tillie Cole - Sick Fux
When Ellis Earnshaw and Heathan James met as children, they couldn’t have been more different. Ellis was loud and beautiful – all blond hair, bright laughs and smiles. Heathan was dark and brooding, and obsessed with watching things die. The pair forged an unlikely friendship, unique and strange. Until they were ripped apart by the sick cruelty of others, separated for years, both locked in a perpetual hell. Eleven years later, Heathan is back for his girl. Back from a place from which he thought there was no return. Back to seek revenge on those who wronged them. Time has made Heathan’s soul darker, polluted with hatred and the thirst for blood. Time has made Ellis a shell of her former self, a little girl lost in the vastness of her pain. As Heathan pulls Ellis out of her mental prison, reviving the essence of who she once was, down the rabbit hole they will go. With malice in their hearts and vengeance in their veins, they will seek out the ones who hurt and destroyed them. One at a time. Each one more deadly than the last. Tick Tock. Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and very mature topics. Recommended for ages 18 and over.
Katy Evans - Remy (angol)
Underground fighter Remington Tate is a mystery, even to himself. His mind is dark and light, complex and enlightening. At times his actions and moods are carefully measured, and at others, they spin out of control. Through it all, there's been one constant: wanting, needing, loving, and protecting Brooke Dumas. This is his story; from the first moment he laid eyes on her and knew, without a doubt, she would be the realest thing he's ever had to fight for.
Alvaro Enrigue - Sudden Death
A daring, kaleidoscopic novel about the clash of empires and ideas in the sixteenth century that continue to reverberate throughout modernity a story unlike anything you ve ever read before. "Sudden Death"begins with a brutal tennis match that could decide the fate of the world. The bawdy Italian painter Caravaggio and the loutish Spanish poet Quevedo battle it out before a crowd that includes Galileo, Mary Magdalene, and a generation of popes who would throw Europe into the flames. In England, Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII behead Anne Boleyn, and her crafty executioner transforms her legendary locks into the most sought-after tennis balls of the time. Across the ocean in Mexico, the last Aztec emperors play their own games, as conquistador Hernan Cortes and his Mayan translator and lover, La Malinche, scheme and conquer, fight and f**k, not knowing that their domestic comedy will change the world. And in a remote Mexican colony a bishop reads Thomas More s "Utopia" and thinks that instead of a parody, it s a manual. In this mind-bending, prismatic novel, worlds collide, time coils, traditions break down. There are assassinations and executions, hallucinogenic mushrooms, utopias, carnal liaisons and papal dramas, artistic and religious revolutions, love stories and war stories. A dazzlingly original voice and a postmodern visionary, Alvaro Enrigue tells a grand adventure of the dawn of the modern era in this short, powerful punch of a novel. Game, set, match."
David Olivas - La misma brújula
¿Y si el amor reside donde nunca lo hemos buscado? «Esta novela es una película» MÀXIM HUERTA Esta es la historia de Adolfo y Eduardo, dos hermanos gemelos que, a pesar de su parecido, son completamente distintos. Los sentimientos se abrirán paso entre el miedo y la valentía para enseñarnos si realmente estamos preparados para amar aunque no sea a la persona que esperábamos. David Olivas nos invita a un viaje por el que recorremos parte de la juventud, de las dudas sentimentales, el amor y la valentía, todo ello con un mismo destino: resolver nuestras propias preguntas. «David Olivas es un genio y este libro es un milagro» Curro Cañete
Lauren Gilley - Better Than You
Emotional and literary, experience the prequel to the Walker Family series and the love that started it all. Before Ireland, before the castle, before the wedding that would reunite childhood sweethearts Jo and Tam, there was Delta Brooks and the man who came crashing into her life a week before Thanksgiving. Born into a wealthy Atlanta family, cold and smart and discriminating, Delta hasn't ever expected anything more than cool civility from her romantic relationships. Determined to please her parents, she's spent years dating the sort of men she's supposed to desire... but none whom she truly wants. Then a clumsy, obnoxious customer asks her to dinner, and Delta realizes what she wants is something she never expected. Michael Walker may have elevated himself above the middle class standards of his family, but nothing has prepared him for the princess of a woman he finds in Delta. He loves her and knows she deserves better than him, and nothing proves that like the ornate wedding he finds himself a part of in an Irish castle. Hampered by his family and best friend, Mike has nothing to lose but her.
M. Leighton - Erkenne mich
Nichts in ihrem Leben hätte Sloane und Hemi darauf vorbereiten können, was sie miteinander entdecken: Besessenheit und Verstörung, Liebe und Besitzergreifen. Doch was sie vergeblich suchen werden, ist eine Zukunft. Bisher nimmt es keiner von beiden mit der Wahrheit genau. Und schon bald müssen sie feststellen, dass der Teufel im Detail steckt. Im Detail und in den Lügen. Wie weit werden zwei Menschen für die Liebe gehen?
Lauren Gilley - Dream of You
Jordan Walker learned the hard way that dreams diminish with time and age. He dreamed of Olympic medals and golden shoes, of cheering crowds and endless stretches of red track laid out before him. Then he dreamed of state and nationals, of college scholarships. He dreamed of the unending support, the shining face of that angelic, flawless first love that gave him wings. And then reality reached out with jagged claws and crippled him just as surely as if he’d torn an ACL. Reality was more damaging than any injury. At twenty five, his track career is over, so he’s settling for a gig as a college Health and Physical Science professor and coach at his alma mater. It’s not his dream job, but really, who has the stomach for dreams anymore? Then he meets Ellie. English major Ellie Grayson has three objectives: graduate from college in three years, publish a novel, and let nothing distract her from either. But her young HPS professor is not so much a distraction as a fascination, and as she digs deeper beneath his impassive surface, she thinks he might just be someone worth dreaming about. Both damaged, both cautious, Jordan and Ellie have to decide where to draw the line between fantasy and reality, and more importantly, which one they really want.
Lauren Gilley - Fearless
From the author of the Walker Series comes a family drama like no other, a sprawling character epic, a forbidden love story full of angst, adventure, heartbreak, and second chances. Welcome to the mother chapter of the Lean Dogs Motorcycle Club; meet the girl raised by outlaws, and the fearsome man who will always hold her heart. Ava Teague left for college with a busted heart and a deeply ingrained love for her biker family. She returns home to Knoxville for grad school, just in time for her father to accept the burden of president…and for Mercy Lécuyer to roll back into town, looking to patch into the Tennessee chapter once more. Felix Lécuyer left the swamps of Louisiana for a life as an outlaw biker named Mercy, but it was his family, and the retribution he dealt because of it, that made him famous within the club. Fourteen years ago he fled New Orleans for Knoxville, to become an extractor and bodyguard within the mother chapter, guarding Ghost Teague’s family, becoming a constant companion to little Ava. When she was seventeen, he finally crossed the line. Now she’s twenty-two, and he’s back in town as an old nemesis rears its ugly head, and puts the entire club in danger. The fate of the club is uncertain, but Mercy has no doubts about his heart; it still belongs to Ava. Now available as a complete novel, 'Fearless' launches a thrilling new series about the Lean Dogs MC of Tennessee, and the women tough enough to love them.
Lauren Gilley - Fix You
Jessica Walker had the perfect husband, the perfect son, the perfect life…until she realized it was all a lie. In the wake of her husband’s shocking infidelity, she knows only one thing: she has to start over. With her sister’s help, she buys a dilapidated lakeside mansion with the crazy idea of turning it into an inn. If she can survive the renovations – and the attention of her contractor – she just might succeed. At least, she hopes so. But when has anything ever been so simple? Army Ranger turned contractor Chris Haley has big plans for the inn…and its owner. He’s never met anyone as cool, as blunt, as totally impossible…or absolutely beautiful as Jess. He’s been alone for too long, and he has a feeling she has too, even if she’s hiding behind a bitter exterior as damaged as her new house. When it comes to renovations, hearts aren’t so different from homes.
Lauren Gilley - God Love Her
When her parents divorced, Layla Russell went to LA with her mother, and her little brother Johnny stayed behind with their father. In the eighteen years since, she's tried to maintain a relationship with the other half of her family in Georgia, but a real closeness is lacking...and when she gets the call that her dad has been shot and left for dead, the guilt is crushing. She should have spent more time with him; should have made the trip more often. She catches the first flight to Atlanta; Mark's surgery was a success, but he won't wake up, and the doctors aren't optimistic. Layla quickly realizes that this shooting wasn't random, and that her uncle, her cousin, her brother, and the rest of the "family" are launching their own investigation. Her uncle's Business Security Solutions doesn't work strictly within the law, and neither does the powerful enemy they're chasing. The more deeply entrenched she becomes in the case, the more dangerous she realizes it is...and the more intrigued she becomes by her father's friend Sly. He's made her a promise to keep her safe, but how can she trust a court-martialed car thief turned mechanic? How can she afford not to?
Lauren Gilley - Keep You
Told in both the “Then” and the “Now”, the novel follows the story of Tameron Wales, a boy who had to grow up too fast because his mother needed him, and who drove away the love of his life on purpose so that he might spare her from the violent threat of his father. Joanna Walker, twenty-three and youngest of five, struggling to make ends meet post-grad, still doesn’t understand exactly what happened four years ago when Tam left her standing up against her dorm building, in the rain, like something out of a bad made-for-TV movie. She only knows that her brother Mike’s wedding – an extravagant, farcical Irish castle ordeal ordered by his fiancée – will reunite her with Tam. The only thing more painful than remembering how it all ended is seeing him again. Jo Walker is the kind of girl who knows what she wants out of life, and she’s always wanted Tam, even if she kind of hates him a little bit right now.
Lauren Gilley - Love Is...
Pure, unadulterated Valentine’s Day fluff and sweetness set a few months after Walking Wounded. Luke hates Valentine’s Day. Always has. And yet, here he is, just after four in the morning, and he’s thinking about it. Worrying, actually. Because this year, he has a Valentine, and a no-gifts policy just isn’t going to be an option.
Lauren Gilley - Made for Breaking
When she was nineteen, Lisa Russell’s life turned upside down…and kept turning. Now, at twenty-four, she’s a bartender, a receptionist, and too jaded for her own good. An only child, she’s served as daughter and son to her father, tagging along with his mechanics and security contractors. She tests his rules and his patience, absolutely fearless…until someone from her father’s past reaches out to deliver a mysterious threat. With bouquets of flowers, and a strange note, a killer with a bone to pick brings a terror to her world she’s never known. Prize fighter Drew Forester knows only two things: that he’s good in the ring, and that he’s instantly attracted to his new boss’s daughter. He’s been charged with tailing Lisa Russell, keeping her safe, and keeping his hands to himself. It’s a tall order, though, because Lisa takes too many risks – and because it’s not just about the job anymore. It’s about the girl.
Lauren Gilley - Rosewood
Return to Rosewood Inn for a collection of glimpses at the Walker Family in three new short stories: “What Ails You,” “The Vacation,” and, "Totaled." Author Lauren Gilley returns to Marietta with the Walker siblings and their spouses, illuminating their struggles, and triumphs post-series. Don’t miss the first four volumes: Keep You, Dream of You, Better Than You, and Fix You.
Lauren Gilley - Secondhand Smoke
Real life. It isn’t sexy. Isn’t pretty. There are no alpha bad boys. No easy outs. No Hollywood soundtrack. Real life hurts like hell and tastes like the grit between your teeth. And love…love always bears a hefty price. This isn’t a biker romance. This is love and war in the world of the Lean Dogs MC. Aidan Teague was born into the Lean Dogs Motorcycle Club, a third generation outlaw with big biker boots to fill. A perpetual screw-up and playboy, he’s never taken life seriously. Until now. If his accident a year ago was a wakeup call, then a jolting revelation from his latest lover is a life-altering shock. It won’t be simple, but it’s high time Aidan came into his own. With the club on the brink of a new war, beset by enemies old and new, Aidan must find the strength to lead, or risk everyone he loves. Secondhand Smoke is the fourth full-length installment in the Dartmoor Series, and is NOT a standalone. This is a work of literary fiction, so readers should expect lyrical prose and an emphasis on character development and realism.
Lauren Gilley - Shaman
The criminal underworld knows him as Shaman. Ian Byron has spent the past few years amassing a fortune, becoming the premiere supplier of all the vices anyone could want. He controls a sizable chunk of the drug trade in North America – including the product moved by the Lean Dogs MC. Cool, and cruel, the untouchable Mr. Shaman doesn’t have a weakness. Except for the man who started as a distraction, and who’s become the love of his life. It’s Christmas in Knoxville, and old demons have come to call on Ian. The more he tries to push Alec away for his own safety, the more tightly he clings to their dissolving relationship. Ian’s about to learn that his boyfriend is just as stubborn as he is, and that he can always count on the Lean Dogs MC.
Lauren Gilley - Shelter
Alma Morales never expected to be a widow so soon, least of all a pregnant widow. Three weeks after her husband Sam's murder, she's still asking questions no one seems to have the answers to. How does a landscaper from quiet, suburban Marietta get gunned down in the heart of Atlanta? What are the police not telling her? And most important, why does her family not care? Alone, a bundle of ragged nerves, she turns to Sam's cousin Carlos for comfort. Carlos grew up with his cousin Sam - they were more like brothers than cousins - and the death hits him hard, even harder than Alma knows because Carlos was there the night Sam was shot. As Alma searches for closure, Carlos tries to keep one step ahead of her, hiding the painful truth of Sam's dark associations, all while getting himself more deeply entrenched in the Atlanta drug trade. With the help of Sam's friend Sean, Carlos sets out to find the man who shot his cousin. But when the trail leads to a new, powerful entrant into the narcotics business, it's no longer Carlos's freedom that's at stake, but Alma's life.
Lauren Gilley - Tastes Like Candy
Raised by a widower and a pack of uncles, Michelle Calloway has known only one way of life, that of the Lean Dogs MC, London chapter. When circumstances force her to flee to America, she fears her days of working alongside the club are over. But Derek Snow isn't the sort of man to let talent go to waste. In Amarillo, Texas, Vice President Candyman faces the challenge of preserving his club and protecting his growing family. If Charlie Fox's niece has a head for numbers, he's going to put her to use. But he never would have guessed little Michelle would be so grown up already...
Lauren Gilley - The Skeleton King
His club brothers call him the Money Man. Vice President Kingston Walsh is one of the most trusted members of the Lean Dogs MC. He’s thoughtful, quiet, and he’s all business. Who better to serve as guardian of the club’s skeletons? He never counted on the girl, but he’s not letting her go. She has skeletons too… Emmie Johansen has worked at the same horse farm all her life, and when the owner decides to sell, she’s crushed. Briar Hall is about to be sold to real estate developers, and she’s about to be out of a job, a home, and a purpose. Enter Walsh, and the Lean Dogs MC. Emmie thought losing the farm was the worst possible scenario. But when the club buys Briar Hall, and keeps her on as manager, she begins to unravel the farm’s dark secrets… and learns the true meaning of “outlaw.”
Lauren Gilley - Walking Wounded
Luke always thought he’d grow up to be a famous author. He also thought nothing could ever damage his relationship with his childhood best friend, Hal. He thought a lot of things that proved to be untrue. Now he barely makes rent and proofreads articles at a New York gossip rag, dreaming about what-might-have-been. He’s not bitter about it. He’s not. And he certainly isn’t lonely. Will Maddox – Korean War vet, unapologetic curmudgeon – is the father of a controversial young US Senator, and he’s in trouble with the law after striking someone outside a charity event. In Luke’s eyes, he’s just a senile old man with anger management issues, and he has no idea why his editor would send him to DC to interview him. He flies down from New York thinking he’ll stay a day, expecting an epically boring assignment. The catch? Hal works security for the Maddox family. And he’s really excited to see Luke after three years apart. And Luke is still really, hopelessly, desperately in love with his best friend. Luke’s about to learn there’s a big difference between expectations and reality. And this interview just might be the best thing that’s ever happened to him. A book about the bravery of ordinary people, and the wounds they carry.
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