Month: November 2019

South and West: From a Notebook by Joan Didion

South and West: From a Notebook by Joan Didion

Autobiography, Memoir, Nonfiction, Travel, Writing
South and West: From a Notebook by Joan Didion eBook DownloadFrom the best-selling author of the National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking two extended excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks--writings that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary writer.Joan Didion has always kept notebooks: of overheard dialogue, observations, interviews, drafts of essays and articles--and here is one such draft that traces a road trip she took with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, in June 1970, through Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. She interviews prominent local figures, describes motels, diners, a deserted reptile farm, a visit with Walker Percy, a ladies' brunch at the Mississippi Broadcasters' Convention. She writes about the stiflin
The Deep End by Kristen Ashley

The Deep End by Kristen Ashley

Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Erotica, Romance
The Deep End by Kristen Ashley eBook DownloadEnter a decadent sensual world where gorgeous alpha males are pleasure slaves committed to fulfilling a woman's every desire. At the elite Honey club, no boundary will be left untested, and one's darkest desires will become a sensual reality.Olivier isn’t sure what he’s gotten himself into when he joins the Honey Club, only that a dark part of him craves the lifestyle offered by this secret, exclusive club.When Amèlie invites Olivier to surrender, she pushes him to explore his deepest desires as a submissive. As they grow closer and find themselves falling harder than either of them anticipated, the truth about Olivier’s past could threaten the budding relationship they both long for.Gripping and seductive, The Deep End is the
You Are Here by Jenny Lawson

You Are Here by Jenny Lawson

Art, Health, Humor, Nonfiction, Self Help
You Are Here by Jenny Lawson eBook DownloadA new book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson, destined to be a classic—part therapy, part best friend, part humor, part coloring book.When Jenny Lawson is anxious, one of the things she does is to draw. Elaborate doodles, beautiful illustrations, often with captions that she posts online. At her signings, fans show up with printouts of these drawings for Jenny to autograph. And inevitably they ask her when will she publish a whole book of them. That moment has arrived.You Are Here is something only Jenny could create. A combination of inspiration, therapy, coloring, humor, and advice, this book is filled with Jenny’s amazingly intricate illustrations, all on perforated pages that can be easily torn out, hung up,
Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser

Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser

Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser eBook DownloadViolet and Finn were “meant to be,” said everyone, always. They ended up together by the hands of fate aligning things just so. Three years into their marriage, they have a wonderful little boy, and as the three of them embark on their first vacation as a family, Violet can’t help thinking that she can’t believe her luck. Life is good.So no one is more surprised than she when Finn leaves her at the beach—just packs up the hotel room and disappears. And takes their son with him. Violet is suddenly in her own worst nightmare, and faced with the knowledge that the man she’s shared her life with, she never really knew at all.Caitlin and Finn have been best friends since way back when, but when Finn shows up on Caitlin’s doorstep
A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes, Christopher L. Hayes

A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes, Christopher L. Hayes

History, Politics, Race, Social Movements, Sociology
A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes, Christopher L. Hayes eBook DownloadNew York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award–winning news anchor Chris Hayes argues that there are really two Americas: a Colony and a Nation.America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure―wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation―reveals that racial inequality has barely improved since 1968, when Richard Nixon became our first “law and order” president. With the clarity and originality that distinguished his prescient bestseller, Twilight of the Elites, Chris Hayes upends our national conversation on policing and democracy in a book of wide-ranging historical, social, and political analysis.Hayes contends our country has fractured i
Irresistible by Adam Alter

Irresistible by Adam Alter

Business, Nonfiction, Psychology, Science, Technology
Irresistible by Adam Alter eBook DownloadWelcome to the age of behavioral addiction—an age in which half of the American population is addicted to at least one behavior. We obsess over our emails, Instagram likes, and Facebook feeds; we binge on TV episodes and YouTube videos; we work longer hours each year; and we spend an average of three hours each day using our smartphones. Half of us would rather suffer a broken bone than a broken phone, and Millennial kids spend so much time in front of screens that they struggle to interact with real, live humans.In this revolutionary book, Adam Alter, a professor of psychology and marketing at NYU, tracks the rise of behavioral addiction, and explains why so many of today's products are irresistible. Though these miraculous products melt
The Struggle by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Struggle by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Fantasy, Mythology, New Adult, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance
The Struggle by Jennifer L. Armentrout eBook DownloadA bloody path has been chosen…The war against the Titans continues, and they remain determined to wreak havoc on the world, but Seth has become something all gods fear. Now the most dangerous, most absolute power no longer resides in those who have been freed from their tombs.The Great War fought by the few is coming…All may doubt and fear what Seth has become. All except the one woman who might be his final chance at redemption. Josie will do anything to prove that Seth is on their side, but fate has a nasty way of changing lives, of changing people.In the end, the sun will fall…The only way they can save the future and save themselves is by facing the unknown together. It will take more than trust and faith. I
The Coppersmith Farmhouse by Devney Perry

The Coppersmith Farmhouse by Devney Perry

Contemporary, Romance
The Coppersmith Farmhouse by Devney Perry eBook DownloadOne old farmhouse brought them together. It could also tear them apart.Gigi has just uprooted her whole world to start a new life. The unexpected gift of a farmhouse in small-town Montana is just what she and her daughter need to escape big-city loneliness. The last thing she needs is attitude from the town’s sheriff, the most perfectly attractive and ruggedly handsome man she’s ever laid eyes on—and a complete jerk.Jess knows all about women like Gigi. Beautiful. Sexy. Scheming. She’s stolen his sanctuary, the farmhouse that should have been his. But along with a face full of freckles, she’s got a sharp wit and a backbone of steel—something he doesn’t discover until after making a complete fool of himself. If he can ear
What I Need by J. Daniels

What I Need by J. Daniels

Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
What I Need by J. Daniels eBook DownloadFrom New York Times bestselling author, J. Daniels, comes a sexy new STANDALONE novel. Riley Tennyson has made a huge mistake.At least, that’s what she keeps telling herself.Showing up to her brother’s wedding pissed off and newly single, Riley seeks comfort in solitude and an open bar, until the gorgeous and irresistibly charming CJ Tully makes her a better offer—a wild night with the master of smooth-talking where nothing is off limits.Riley does what any single woman would do, and a connection is made. One neither one of them can ignore. But when she comes home to the boyfriend she no longer thought she had, Riley buries her secret and begs CJ to do the same.Forget about each other. It was a mistake. That’s all it was… ri
Radical Candor by Kim Malone Scott

Radical Candor by Kim Malone Scott

Business, Leadership, Management, Nonfiction, Self Help
Radical Candor by Kim Malone Scott eBook DownloadFrom the time we learn to speak, we’re told that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. While this advice may work for everyday life, it is, as Kim Scott has seen, a disaster when adopted by managers.Scott earned her stripes as a highly successful manager at Google and then decamped to Apple, where she developed a class on optimal management. She has earned growing fame in recent years with her vital new approach to effective management, the “radical candor” method.Radical candor is the sweet spot between managers who are obnoxiously aggressive on one side and ruinously empathetic on the other. It’s about providing guidance, which involves a mix of praise as well as criticism—delivered to produce bet