Tied To Home

Author: Silvia Violet
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781981964468
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Luke Sumner has spent his whole life being coddled, after nearly dying as an infant. At twenty-one, he is more than ready to break free from his restricted world. He hasn't told anyone he's gay, and he's only just admitted his kinkier needs to himself, but he hopes to work up the courage to say something to the older man who has captured his attention. Since moving back to Ames Bridge, Jack Lawrence has been consumed with running a successful bed-and-breakfast. He hasn't considered making time for relationships until he starts flirting with Luke each week at the farmers' market. By the end of the summer, Jack is wondering where the spark between them could go. When Luke finally ventures into a club where he can fulfill his desires, he unexpectedly runs into Jack, and they discover they're a perfect match in the bedroom. With each hot encounter, more tender feelings surface, but between the age gap, not being out in Ames Bridge, and Luke's need to come into his own, do they dare be more to each other?

Down On The Farm

Author: Silvia Violet
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548226824
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After quitting his teaching job on the heels of a scandal, Beck Davis moves to the house his grandmother left him in Ames Bridge. He finds the town stifling, but it's a quiet place to hide while he regroups. Or so he thought. His neighbor Cal McMurtry shows up, demanding to buy Beck's land. Cal is as infuriatingly sexy as he was ten years ago when he and his jock friends spent their summers taunting Beck. Beck expects to hate Cal as he did back then, but Cal isn't who Beck thought he was: he's hardworking, passionate about revamping and diversifying his family's farm, and-far more shocking-he's gay, and interested in Beck. But as much as they want each other, Beck has no intention of staying in Ames Bridge, and while Cal is technically out, he refuses to date openly. A real relationship seems doomed from the beginning, but love can be a powerful motivator for those willing to take a chance.

The Past Comes Home

Author: Silvia Violet
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781975949297
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Can a high school crush become a happily ever after? Twenty years ago, Paxton Marshall realized he liked boys, in particular his brother's best friend, Brad. Pax now runs a successful art gallery, but he's never found anyone who stirs his heart the way Brad did. Brad Watson is back in town for his twentieth high school reunion. However, the celebration of long-ago days is the last thing on his mind. He's there for one reason: to finally tell Pax how he feels. Pax is shocked to learn Brad is not only gay but also interested in him. Dating a man in Ames Bridge isn't as simple as it sound, though. In order to make a relationship work, both men are going to have to bolster their courage and alter their expectations. *This book is an expansion of a previously published short story titled Open to the Past. Over 35,000 words have been added.*

Professional Distance

Author: Silvia Violet
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519117113
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Thornwell Shipton is wealthy, uptight, closeted, and an incurable workaholic. A tragic love affair left him terrified of relationships, so he tells himself sex is better scheduled and paid for. Riley Dashwood is young, easy-going, and comfortable in his own skin. He's a passionate baker and an aspiring chef, working as an escort to save up for culinary school. They're clearly made for each other. When Thorne hires Dash, it's lust at first sight. After a few scorching nights together, both men start to wonder if what's between them is more than physical, but their age gap and resistance to romance make them afraid to change their professional relationship to a personal one. Dash pushes Thorne to admit he wants things he's denied himself for years. Kinky things. Soft, caring things. Things that force him to open his heart, not just his body. To move forward, one or the other must take a risk and ask for what he really wants.

Draw 50 Buildings And Other Structures

Author: Lee J. Ames
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0823086054
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Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures teaches aspiring artists how to draw with ease by following simple, step-by-step instructions. Celebrated author Lee J. Ames shows readers how to draw famous structures from all over the world, as well as an igloo, a barn and silo, a windmill, and even a teepee. Ames's illustration style and renowned drawing method has made him a leader in the step-by-step drawing manual, and the 31 books in his Draw 50 series have sold more than three million copies. Ames's instruction allows seasoned artists to refine their technique and guides amateurs to develop their own artistic abilities. Even the youngest artists can draw the tallest, grandest structures. It's easy to construct any type of building when it's done the Draw 50 way.

Drawing With Lee Ames

Author: Lee J. Ames
Publisher: Main Street Books
ISBN: 0385237014
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Provides instructions for drawing a variety of different subjects, discusses different techniques, and offers advice on supplies

Personal Entanglement

Author: Silvia Violet
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530890088
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Several months ago Thorne hired Riley as an escort. They fell hard for each other and ultimately made their relationship personal rather than professional. Every moment they spend in bed is pure bliss, but good sex can't solve all their problems as they struggle to make things work between them. Thorne convinces Riley to move in with him, but their differences in age and income weigh more heavily on Riley once they share a home. If that weren't enough, culinary school is turning out to be a disappointment for Riley rather than a dream come true, and he's considering the daunting prospect of starting his own business. Thorne wants to swoop in and fix everything, but Riley keeps refusing Thorne's money or advice, feeling like he's losing control over his own life. Thorne and Riley will have to rely on their love for each other to help them find the balance between independence and entanglement.

The Good Spy

Author: Kai Bird
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307889777
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The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history – a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West. On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded outside the American Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people. The attack was a geopolitical turning point. It marked the beginning of Hezbollah as a political force, but even more important, it eliminated America’s most influential and effective intelligence officer in the Middle East – CIA operative Robert Ames. What set Ames apart from his peers was his extraordinary ability to form deep, meaningful connections with key Arab intelligence figures. Some operatives relied on threats and subterfuge, but Ames worked by building friendships and emphasizing shared values – never more notably than with Yasir Arafat’s charismatic intelligence chief and heir apparent Ali Hassan Salameh (aka “The Red Prince”). Ames’ deepening relationship with Salameh held the potential for a lasting peace. Within a few years, though, both men were killed by assassins, and America’s relations with the Arab world began heading down a path that culminated in 9/11, the War on Terror, and the current fog of mistrust. Bird, who as a child lived in the Beirut Embassy and knew Ames as a neighbor when he was twelve years old, spent years researching The Good Spy. Not only does the book draw on hours of interviews with Ames’ widow, and quotes from hundreds of Ames’ private letters, it’s woven from interviews with scores of current and former American, Israeli, and Palestinian intelligence officers as well as other players in the Middle East “Great Game.” What emerges is a masterpiece-level narrative of the making of a CIA officer, a uniquely insightful history of twentieth-century conflict in the Middle East, and an absorbing hour-by-hour account of the Beirut Embassy bombing. Even more impressive, Bird draws on his reporter’s skills to deliver a full dossier on the bombers and expose the shocking truth of where the attack’s mastermind resides today.

London Bridges

Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780759512825
File Size: 63,56 MB
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In broad desert daylight, a mysterious platoon of soldiers evacuates the entire population of Sunrise Valley, Nevada. Minutes later, a huge bomb detonates a hundred feet above the ground and lays waste to homes, cars, and playgrounds: a town annihilated in an instant.Alex Cross is on vacation in San Francisco with his girlfriend, Jamilla Hughes, when he gets the call. The Russian supercriminal known as the Wolf claims responsibility for the blast. Major cities around the globe are threatened with total destruction. The Wolf has proven he can do it; the only question is, can anyone stop him in time? Surveillance film of the blast reveals the presence of another of Alex Cross' most dangerous enemies, the ruthless assassin known as the Weasel. World leaders have just four days to prevent an unimaginable cataclysm. Joining forces with Scotland Yard and Interpol, Alex fights his way through a torrent of false leads, impersonators, and foreign agents before he gets close to the heart of the crimes. Racing down the hairpin turns of the Riviera in the most unforgettable finale James Patterson has ever written, Alex Cross confronts the truth of the Wolf's identity, a revelation that even Cross himself may be unable to survive.

Draw 50 Animals

Author: Lee J. Ames
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
ISBN: 0823085783
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A step-by-step approach to drawing various animals, insects, and fish, including lions, penguins, and spiders.