In a poignant romance from the author of This One Moment (“Hot, intense, and filled with emotion.”—Rachel Harris), the rock stars of Pushing Limits have hit the big time. But fame gets tough when love presents a fork in the road. At twenty-one, Jared Leigh had been prepared to give up the life of a touring musician to be a father after getting his girlfriend pregnant. When she told him that she’d gotten an abortion, Jared was devastated. Now at least he has the groupies to keep him company—until a blast from the past rocks his world. Callie Talbert hasn’t seen her sister’s ex since high school. But after Callie bumps into Jared while she’s grocery shopping with four-year-old Logan, there’s a spark that wasn’t there before. Jared quickly realizes that her deaf “son” is the same age his own child would have been. When Jared demands to know more about Logan, Callie panics. There are things she just can’t tell him. Besides, Jared’s a bad-boy rocker, not a dependable father figure. He’ll move on to his next gig soon enough . . . right? Trouble is, Jared refuses to be pushed away, and the more quality time he spends with Logan, the more he’s captivated by the woman Callie has become. When the truth is revealed, Jared only hopes that the three of them have what it takes to become a real family. Praise for My Song for You “Romantic angst powers this fast-paced novel, and readers will return to the series to learn more about the enigmatic side characters whose own stories are waiting to be told.”—Publishers Weekly “My Song for You will break your heart and put it back together again. Loved, loved, loved!”—Melissa West, USA Today bestselling author of No Kissing Allowed “Sexy and sweet, smart and romantic. This is my favorite Stina Lindenblatt book to date. But it’s four-year-old, hearing-impaired Logan who stole the show—and my heart.”—Christina Lee, author of the Between the Breaths series “The author has an amazing and deep connection with her characters. . . . I loved every single page.”—Extreme Damage Blog “From the first to the last page—greatness unfolded.”—Ellie Is Uhm . . . A Bookworm “Filled with romance, misunderstandings, lies and a whole lot of heat . . . [My Song for You] has everything to satisfy the romance itch in all of us.”—Twin Spin “Six stars—Stina Lindenblatt has a skill to write heroes with some depth like few can.”—Collectors of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends “I loved this story. It sucked me in and held my interest from the get-go. It moved at a good rate, had ups and downs and realistic situations, and the supporting characters were just as strong as the main ones.”—Words We Love By “My Song for You is a sweet and sentimental read that I consider an easy read—the story flows along so well that you’ll be swept through the weeks that Callie, Logan and Jared redefine what a family is and create their own little safe haven.”—Once Upon A Page “This is a sweet contemporary romance that will pull at your heart and bring tears to your eyes. But inevitably it will make you smile!”—TBQ’s Book Palace “A really good, entertaining read and I enjoyed it a lot. I'd definitely recommend it.”—Smitten with Reading Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Old habits die hard. But in this sexy, heartwarming romance, a musician who’s addicted to the temptations of the road falls for a good girl who makes him want to clean up his act. Mason Dell’s band, Pushing Limits, is a sensation, and he’s having a blast on their biggest tour yet. Then he gets a call from his best friend, who’s in the Navy, asking him to find out why his sister isn’t answering her phone. The dude once saved Mason’s life from a suicide attempt related to a gambling problem—so the two-and-a-half hour drive from L.A. to her small town is nothing. What he finds is a sweet, successful boutique owner who’s too busy to notice when her phone dies. Nicole McCormick has nothing better to do than work. She’s bored of all the men she’s been dating: stable, career-oriented guys who are nothing like her destructive father. Mason’s is a breath of fresh bad-boy air. Their sexual connection is explosive, and with her shop undergoing renovations, Nicole even joins Pushing Limits on the road. But when Mason falls off the wagon, that’s one path she swore she’d never go down again. While Nicole picks up her broken heart and heads home, Mason misses her like crazy. Although he wants to forge a future with her, he just doesn’t know how to leave the past behind. But for love, it’s time to learn. Don’t miss any of Stina Lindenblatt’s emotional Pushing Limits novels: THIS ONE MOMENT | MY SONG FOR YOU | I NEED YOU TONIGHT Advance praise for I Need You Tonight “I Need You Tonight is sexy, charming, and deeply emotionally honest! Can’t wait to read more of Stina Lindblatt’s books.”—Serena Bell, USA Today bestselling author of the Returning Home series “Stina Lindenblatt delivers another sexy, emotional story that will have you swooning over the broken bad boy and rooting for his happily ever after.”—Sophia Henry, author of the Pilots Hockey series Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Thaddeus Bruce Raymond III is an aspiring writer who knows a thing or two about weddings since he has been in more of them, over the years, than he can count. Always the groomsman, never the groom, Thaddeus has no problem being invited to a wedding or even being in one, but he feels haunted by the fact that he has yet to stroll down the matrimonial aisle in a wedding of his own. A great guy by anyones standards, Thaddeus has to reconcile that he remains single due to circumstances which have caused him to be a bit reluctant to fall in love. Tiffany Waters, his first love and the mother of his child, is a constant thorn in Thaddeus side. Her need to control him and every aspect of his relationship with their daughter has reared its ugly head as the main culprit in making him apprehensive when it comes to relationships with women in general. Once bitten and twice shy in matters of the heart, Thaddeus tries to focus on reaching his goals in life, while constantly juggling issues concerning love, baby mama drama, a dead-end job and other stresses in life. A damaged perception of relationships has Thaddeus all but ready to give up on any idea of finding a wifethat is until Vanessa comes along. Beautiful, witty, and down to earth, Vanessa turns out to be the perfect match for Thaddeus; but is it too late for him to separate himself from his past issues with women long enough to cultivate a relationship with Vanessa? Can love conquer all or will his past break the heart of his future? The Wedding Man is an engrossing story of one mans desire to move past his trust issues and insecurities in order to give love a chance.
Ann Packer’s debut novel, The Dive from Clausen’s Pier, was a nationwide bestseller that established her as one of our most gifted chroniclers of the interior lives of women. Now, in her long-awaited second novel, she takes us on a journey into a lifelong friendship pushed to the breaking point. Liz and Sarabeth were childhood neighbors in the suburbs of northern California, brought as close as sisters by the suicide of Sarabeth’s mother when the girls were just sixteen. In the decades that followed–through Liz’s marriage and the birth of her children, through Sarabeth’s attempts to make a happy life for herself despite the shadow cast by her mother’s act–their relationship remained a source of continuity and strength. But when Liz’s adolescent daughter enters dangerous waters that threaten to engulf the family, the fault lines in the women’s friendship are revealed, and both Liz and Sarabeth are forced to reexamine their most deeply held beliefs about their connection. Songs Without Words is about the sometimes confining roles we take on in our closest relationships, about the familial myths that shape us both as children and as parents, and about the limits–and the power–of the friendships we create when we are young. From the Trade Paperback edition.
What Popular Music Teaches Us about Faith, Hope, and Love
Author: Jeffrey F. Keuss
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Your Neighbor's Hymnal provides a winsome and thoughtful exploration of popular music, from rock to hip-hop to metal to soul, as a vital source contemporary culture continues to go to learn about faith, hope, and love. Where some Christians have kept their focus only on a hymnal found in their church or formed by the genre of Contemporary Christian Music, Keuss argues that your neighbor's hymnal is filled with great music that God is using and deserves a deeper listen. Offering forty songs spanning time and genres, each section includes a number of representative reflections on the history and artist that created the song, reflections on its lyrical content, and theological and biblical connections that will hopefully show some ways in which the song illustrates how your neighbor is hearing, seeking, and finding faith, hope, and love through popular music. This book can be approached in a number of ways. As an introduction to this stream of popular culture, the overviews and short introductions to each song provide a glossary useful in courses needing texts in theology and popular culture. For use with church groups, whether adult bible studies or youth groups, Your Neighbor's Hymnal provides points of reference for connecting key aspects of the Christian faith with illustrations readily available for discussion. For interested music listeners, the book will provide a means of giving voice to their own musings on faith. As with faith, good music is meant to be shared, and Your Neighbor's Hymnal offers a wonderful opportunity to do both.
How to Push Yourself to the Limit to Perform at Your Best when It Matters
Author: Howie Junkie
Publisher: How-To Junkie
From the Desk of the How-To Junkie for the "Peak Performance Junkie": Howdy friend, who wants "to push yourself to the limit to perform at your best when it matters," What if I were to tell you that you could enhance your performance in any area of your life right now at will? How? First off, if you want to achieve anything worthwhile, you have to absolutely be on top of your A-game; however, not all of us can sustain our very best all the time. Whenever there is any sign of struggle or setback making you want to quit, that is when your limit is truly being tested. You can either give up...or push yourself past that threshold into a new peak mental state you never knew you had before, surprising even yourself. Let's be honest, we all just want to relax and take things easy, especially during hardships where much-needed efforts are required; hence, we are lazy by nature. Yet do you deny that? OK fine, if you had a choice, which one would you opt for a.) soaking up sun on the beach in the Caribbean to the endless cocktails to your heart's content b.) returning to work Monday morning to the endless tasks ready to sink your teeth into? The answer is obvious. Is all this because of a lack of energy, mental toughness, or motivation causing poor performances? Whatever the issue is, it no longer matters because what I'm about to show you will put you into a state of mental-hyperactive overdrive to perform at your peak when it really counts. This is none other than the "Peak Performance Junkie." By being a "Peak Performance Junkie," you will know: * How to always push past your limits when you need to the most where failure is not an option. * How to condition yourself to create new threshold limits to level up your performance each time. * How to incite enthusiasm to increase efficiency and effectiveness to perform being in the zone. *How to physically stimulate your whole being and pump up your energy level whenever you are tired. * How to use this one powerful mental hack to trick your mind to keep working non-stop relentlessly. ...and full-satisfied junkie more. If you want to excel at whatever you do, you need to learn how to trigger and channel your own inner peak performance whenever you need to. Push yourself further than you ever thought possible now! Signing off. Your friend, - The How-To Junkie
WAR IS HELL. AND WAR WITH HELL IS NO FUN EITHER. Just when her new life as a TouchStone—a mortal bound to help OtherFolk cross between Faery and human worlds—seems to be settling down, Abby Sinclair is left in charge when the Protectorate, Moira, leaves for the Faery Court. And when the Protectorate’s away . . . let’s just say things spiral out of control when a spell on Abby backfires and the Faery Queen declares the Doors between their worlds officially closed. The results are disastrous for both sides: OtherFolk trapped in the mortal world are beginning to fade, while Faery is on the brink of war with the daemons of Hell. Along with her brooding elven prince Talivar and sexy incubus Brystion, Abby ventures to the CrossRoads in an attempt to override the Queen’s magic. But nothing in this beautiful, dangerous realm will compare to the discoveries she’s making about her past, her destiny, and what she will sacrifice for those she loves.
An adopted post war baby boomer from a Sussex council estate, Dave Spencer was born at a time when reminders of World War II still littered the 50s landscape. Nature was still bountiful, but the landed gentry were selling our heritage before conservation had teeth. His was the first television generation: weaned on the Flower Pot Men, he grew up in an increasingly commercial and libertarian society, which exploded into the colourful 60s. Ill at ease amongst former public school boys, a lurch to the left saw him taking several unsuitable apprenticeships, before a rude awakening led a confrontation with the law and a taste of life on the road. Dave took a ferry across the Mersey and a hippy hike from Cornwall to Manchester, then a final fling in Sussex led to an encounter with a longhaired milkman, in a story which mixes religion, drugs, politics and passion.