Bristol 1957: Der Vorsitzende der Barrington Schifffahrtgesellschaft wird zum Rücktritt gezwungen – für Emma Clifton ist dies die Gelegenheit, den Posten zu übernehmen und Macht über die Gesellschaft zu gewinnen. Doch die tragischen Ereignisse um ihren Sohn Sebastian, der in einen Autounfall verwickelt wurde, legen einen Schatten über Emma und ihren Mann Harry ...
Multimillionaire at 32 Youngest Premier League football club owner at 36 His club and a fortune lost at 42 Owning your childhood club - that's the dream, isn't it? Simon Jordan made his fortune building a mobile phone company from scratch. When he sold it for £75 million, he bought Crystal Palace FC, the club he'd supported as a boy, and led them into the Premier League. Ten years later Palace was in administration and Jordan had lost nigh on everything. Be Careful What You Wish For lifts the lid on being the owner of a football club and how the game really works. Hopes and dreams sit alongside greed, self-interest, dodgy transfers, boardroom fights and dressing room dressing downs. Throughout no one is spared, least of all Jordan himself. A finalist for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Shortlisted for the British Sports Book Award for best autobiography
When Nina Morey gets her perfectly pedicured toe on the first rung of the highly-competitive magazine publishing ladder, she can't believe her luck. Then she lands the hottest man in town AND her best friend relocates from the other side of the world to help her paint the town neon pink. Nina's life has suddenly turned from dull to dream come true. Soon she's scaling the magazine ladder faster than you can say 'Anna Wintour', securing dream job after dream job, while schmoozing her way around Sydney's hottest spots. Life is good. What could possibly go wrong? Strap on your highest heels for a fast-paced peek inside the glossy world of the Australian magazine industry.
Discover the bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's book series of all time. Now with all-new bonus materials! Samantha Byrd is a klutz. An accident waiting to happen. And that makes her the least popular member of the girls' basketball team. But all of that is about to change. Sam's met someone who can grant her three wishes. Too bad Sam wasn't more careful when she asked for each one... It's another fan-favorite prequel to R.L. Stine's blockbuster GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND series. Now with all-new bonus materials including an author interview and more!
It was series of unfortunate events for Princess Lily. She was quite used to a pampered life, where her wants rarely failed to materialize. Thus, she was quite unprepared to be dumped by her suitor, Sir Justin, for a princess with larger assets, and greater land holdings. In a rage, she cried out "If love is pain, then I want to be hurt." Her fairy godmother, granted her wish, along with other desires she spoke of. Princess Lily suddenly found herself captured by the vile, although devilish handsome, Sir Gawain. The Kidnapping of Damsels Laws allowed him one week, using any methods at his disposal, to persuade her to accept his hand in marriage. Lily was ready to suffer his torments to maintain her honour, but more surprises awaited the delicate princess.
How do you measure the worth of a woman? Or determine the value of a man? In this sexy, suspenseful novel, Cheryl Faye takes on the hot-button issues facing men and women as they struggle to build meaningful, lasting relationships. In this novel about two friends -- and the man who plays a key role in both their lives -- Cheryl Faye tells a compelling story of friendship, jealousy, ambition, self-deception, and love. Jamilah Parsons and Sabrina Richardson are roommates and unlikely friends. Jamilah is a voluptuous, down-to-earth graphic artist who knows what she wants -- a man to love her for herself. Gorgeous and model-thin, glamorous Sabrina is beset by doubts and insecurities. She uses her beauty to reel in the kind of man she thinks will give her the good life, without having to give anything in return. When Sabrina brings home sexy attorney Darius Thornton, the stage is set for conflict and drama. Jamilah is attracted to Darius; but Darius only has eyes for Sabrina, who is determined to keep him at arm's length until she has him right where she wants him. Then she meets someone even better -- or so she thinks. What she doesn't know is that beneath this new suitor's suave exterior is a man filled with pain, ready to lash out at those closest to him. Now Sabrina must discover a courage she never knew she had, while Jamilah grapples with her own complicated feelings for both Sabrina and Darius. Intense, provocative, and intricate, Be Careful What You Wish For introduces complex, flesh-and-blood characters that readers will relate to, root for, and remember long after the final page.
This book is dedicated to all of the military spouses, girlfriends, family and friends; especially to those whose significant other is deployed. Quite often you all are the last to know what’s really going on. I wrote this book as a prerequisite for damage control. Unfortunately, not all military personnel conduct themselves in a military manner at all times. As a result of negative behavior, families, lives, and friendships are ruined if not destroyed. If you have not experienced this personally, you definitely know someone who has or is going through now. Here’s my story that is going to hit home like you won’t believe...
Be Careful What You Wish For, the fourth instalment in Jeffrey Archer's The Clifton Chronicles, opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno? When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham. Back in London, Harry and Emma's adopted daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where she falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted until Priscilla Bingham, Jessica's future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick, who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice. Then, without warning, Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshireman who no one has come across before, takes his place on the board of Barringtons. This causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated, and will change the lives of every member of the Clifton and Barrington families. Hardcastle's first decision is who to support to become the next chairman of the board: Emma Clifton or Major Alex Fisher? And with that decision, the story takes yet another twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
'I wish I could get a seat on the tube... I hadn’t eaten that entire bag of Maltesers... I could meet a man whose hobbies include washing up and monogamy...’ Heather Hamilton is always wishing for things. Not just big stuff - like world peace or for a date with Brad Pitt - but little, everyday wishes, made without thinking. With her luck, she knows they’ll never come true... Until one day she buys some heather from a gypsy. Suddenly the bad hair days stop; a handsome American answers her ad for a housemate; and she starts seeing James - The Perfect Man who sends her flowers, excels in the bedroom, and isn’t afraid to say ‘I love you’... But are these wishes-come-true a blessing or a curse? And is there such a thing as too much foreplay?
A woman by the name of Latrice Baldwin who goes to a psychic reader and gets her cards read. She makes a wish. Now to make her wish come true, she will do a voodoo ritual with a very powerful spirit that she will awaken inside a coconut. Once awakened, the spirit finds her unworthy. And begins to do evil things to her.
All Angel wanted was to help poor nerdy Max break into the popular crowd. But somehow the wires got crossed and she ended up granting all of Gabi's secret desires instead. Not that Angel has anything against Gabi getting what she wants. It's just that the things Gabi dreams about—starring in a reality TV show with Angel at her side and dating Angel's boyfriend, Cole—just happen to be the stuff of Angel?s worst nightmares. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Ten-year-old Gwen lives in Idleburg, Pennsylvania where she spends her days lost in a world of fantasy. One rainy afternoon, bored and wishing for excitement, she reads an article in Universal Scandals Magazine about the Queen of Idlebury in Dimension XIII, who is searching for her long-lost adopted daughter. To prove she is the princess, Gwen endures a series of harrowing events. She is catapulted through the thirteen dimensions and lands in Personadonia where she befriends two of her other selves and a young dragon. She is hunted by the Soul Seeker and protected by the dragon queen of Beastonia. She endures tests of moral fortitude in the Field of Wisdom, jeopardizes her life by waking the dead, survives poisoning with rotteroot, defi es the paparazzi, and meets a cast of characters who are thrown into their own journey of personal discovery, spiritual questioning, and transformation. Gwen's journey ends at the Royal Assembly after she enters the Wall of Passages and undergoes a test that no one has ever passed. Will she emerge as Gwendolyn the Great, Savior of Idlebury, Protector of the Universe? Or will she return home as a nobody?
Saturday November 4th 2002 was just the start of any other weekend for Mikey Carroll and his girlfriend Sandra. But that night, they won GBP 9.7 million on the national lottery and within four weeks, they were holidaying in Jamaica. What they were blissfully unaware of was that with every wish that comes true, there comes a price.
Rick Smith has a fantasy of seeing his wife with another man. Liz Smith dreams of being with a black man. They never speak of their desires for the first six years of their marriage, afraid of what the other might think. But their marriage has grown stale. Rick thinks he is to blame - he can't satisfy his wife in bed. He finds relief in cuckold fantasies online while his wife sleeps. One fateful night, they confess their secret desires. Liz is content to let her fantasy remain just that, but Rick decides to find her the man of her dreams - and he has just the guy in mind: A handsome African-American named Darrell who used to work for his company. Liz allows herself to be talked into meeting him, outwardly cool but secretly excited. Sparks fly between Liz and Darrell. Rick just observes, the cuckold in him enjoying the show. Liz and Darrell make love - and everything changes. Liz finds the sex more powerful than anything else she has experienced in her life. Rick gets off on watching - and the jealousy and inadequacy he feels. But Darrell isn't a prop; he's not content to be at Rick's beck and call. He decides to take advantage of the power he holds over Liz - and she's helpless to stop him. Rick finds his cuckold hobby becomes a lifestyle, one that he's not sure he can escape from. Nor is he sure if he wants to. A rich tale of love, lust, chastity and acceptance.
Bunting Valley, North Dakotaa scenic and picturesque town where nothing dreadful ever happensis a place where people feel safe leaving their front doors unlocked and their cars running in the driveways. So when beautiful, blue-eyed, three-year-old Maggie Taylor mysteriously vanishes, the Bunting Valley Police Department begins a kidnapping investigation that uncovers unthinkable crimes spanning many yearsnot only in Bunting Valley, but also in surrounding states and jurisdictions.Bea Miller is a penniless widow, living a meager existence among the town's residents with her four young, rambunctious boys. Her entire life she wished and dreamed of having a little girl of her own. When everything she did to have one of her own failed, Bea takes matters into her own hands and lives by the chilling words of her estranged father, "If you want something, take it." She and the boys visit a local beach and find the little girl of her dreams. She snatches the girl and they disappear in seconds, only to leave the parents bewildered and devastated. Through the handwritten journals of Bea Miller, she takes you on a journey into the deranged mind of an individual who believes you can make your own wishes come trueat any expense; and sadly, also at the expense of others.