Author: Lauren Blakely
Publisher: Lauren Blakely Books
From the #1 NYT Bestselling author of BIG ROCK comes a hot & hilarious new standalone... Just call me Mister O. Because YOUR pleasure is my super power. Making a woman feel ‘oh-god-that’s-good’ is the name of the game, and if a man can’t get the job done, he should get the hell out of the bedroom. I’m talking toe-curling, mind-blowing, sheet-grabbing ecstasy. Like I provide every time. I suppose that makes me a superhero of pleasure, and my mission is to always deliver. But then I'm thrown for a loop when a certain woman asks me to teach her everything about how to win a man. The only problem? She's my best friend's sister, but she's far too tempting to resist--especially when I learn that sweet, sexy Harper has a dirty mind too and wants to put it to good use. What could possibly go wrong as I give the woman I've secretly wanted some no-strings-attached lessons in seduction? No one will know, even if we send a few dirty sexts. Okay, a few hundred. Or if the zipper on her dress gets stuck. Not on that! Or if she gives me those f*&k-me-eyes on the train in front of her whole family. The trouble is the more nights I spend with her in bed, the more days I want to spend with her out of bed. And for the first time ever, I'm not only thinking about how to make a woman cry out in pleasure --I'm thinking about how to keep her in my arms for a long time to come. Looks like the real Adventures of Mister O have only just begun.... **MISTER O is a standalone romantic comedy and it follows supporting characters first introduced in BIG ROCK**
Author: Lewis Trondheim
Publisher: Nbm Publishing Company
Mister O devises a number of strategies and copies those of other characters in repeated and disastrously unsuccessful attempts to jump a chasm in this wordless story in comic book format.
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publisher: Lauren Blakely Books
It's not just the motion of the ocean, ladies. It's definitely the SIZE of the boat too. And I've got both firing on all cylinders. In fact, I have ALL the right assets. Looks, brains, my own money, and a big you-know-what. You might think I'm jerk. I sound like one, don’t I? I'm hot as sin, rich as heaven, smart as hell and hung like a horse. Guess what? You haven't heard my story before. Sure, I might be a playboy, like the NY gossip rags call me. But I’m the playboy who’s actually a great guy. Which makes me one of a kind. The only trouble is, my dad needs me to cool it for a bit. With conservative investors in town wanting to buy his flagship Fifth Avenue jewelry store, he needs me not only to zip it up, but to look the part of the committed guy. Fine. I can do this for Dad. After all, I’ve got him to thank for the family jewels. So I ask my best friend and business partner to be my fiancée for the next week. Charlotte’s up for it. She has her own reasons for saying yes to wearing this big rock. And pretty soon all this playing pretend in public leads to no pretending whatsoever in the bedroom, because she just can’t fake the kind of toe-curling, window-shattering cries she makes as I take her to new heights between the sheets. But I can’t seem to fake that I might be feeling something real for her. What the hell have I gotten myself into with this…big rock? BIG ROCK is a standalone romance novel written from the guy’s POV by NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely…
Author: Giuseppe Puddu
Publisher: Giuseppe Puddu
How many times in our lives have we experienced the sensation of déjà vu, the feeling that we have already lived, seen and felt something, without, however, finding confirmation when we look back our experiences? The protagonist of reflections contained in the following narrative, whose prov-enance might be from collective thinking provided in form of dreams, is a real character and imaginative at the same time, assuming deliberately the impersonal identity of Mister O. The mysterious thinker was coming from the community of those who feel capable of deep introspective analysis. Mister O claims, in these pages, that body and soul remain bound together after death, at least until persists a vital energy in the decaying corpse. The thread that binds the two entities will break only after all the force that connects them will be exhausted, leaving free the soul to reincarnate in a new process of conception. The union of soul and body are a necessary condition to exist. The two dimensions of transcendence and immanence are aspects of a single reality, which we have cho-sen only the most reassuring facade, rationally acceptable.
"In this profoundly moving memoir, Owita teaches Wall how to find grace amid heartbreak and to accept that beauty exists because it is fleeting—as in her garden, as in life." —People, 4 stars "A perfect spring awakening." —Good Housekeeping A true story of a unique friendship between two people who had nothing—and ultimately everything—in common. Carol Wall, a white woman living in a lily-white neighborhood in Middle America, was at a crossroads in her life. Her children were grown; she had successfully overcome illness; her beloved parents were getting older. One day she notices a dark-skinned African man tending her neighbor’s yard. His name is Giles Owita. He bags groceries at the supermarket. He comes from Kenya. And he’s very good at gardening. Before long Giles is transforming not only Carol’s yard, but her life. Though they are seemingly quite different, a caring bond grows between them. But they both hold long-buried secrets that, when revealed, will cement their friendship forever.
Author: Lauren Blakley
Publisher: Az Ulpius Baráti Kör ajánlásával Művelt Nép Könyvkiadó
Csak hívj Mister O-nak. Mert a TE gyönyöröd a szuperképességem. „Ó te jó ég, ez jóóó” a játék neve, amikor így érez egy nő, és ha a férfi nem végzi el a feladatát, a pokolba vele a hálószobából! Én a lábujjgörbítős, észbontó, lepedőmarkolós eksztázisról beszélek. Amit minden alkalommal nyújtok. Úgy vélem, ez a gyönyör szuperhősévé tesz, és az a küldetésem, hogy mindig teljesítsek. Ám nagy csalódást okozok, mikor egy bizonyos nő arra kér, tanítsam meg neki, hogyan nyerhet el egy férfit. Az egyetlen gond: a csaj a legjobb haverom húga, de túlontúl csábító, hogy ellenálljak, főleg, amikor kiderül, hogy az édes, szexi Harpennek mocskos gondolatai is vannak, és jól akarja használni azokat. Mégis mi baj lehetne abból, ha tartok a nőnek – akit titokban kívánok – néhány feltétel nélküli csábítás-órát. Senki nem fogja megtudni, még akkor sem, ha egy pár mocskos szexüzenetet küldünk egymásnak. Na jó, párszázat. Vagy ha beragad a ruháján a zipzár. Vagy ha olyan tutajos tekintetet vet rám a vonaton az egész családja jelenlétében. Az a baj, hogy minél több éjszakát töltök vele az ágyban, annál több napot akarok ágyon kívül is vele tölteni. És életemben először nem csupán arra gondolok, hogyan ríkassak meg egy nőt örömében, hanem arra, hogy miként tarthatnám a karomban sokáig, a jövőben. Úgy tűnik, Mr. Orgazmus kalandjai csak most kezdődnek…
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publisher: Lauren Blakely Books
The #1 New York Times Bestseller! A hot and hilarious new romantic comes from the author of smash hits MISTER O and BIG ROCK... I’ve been told I have quite a gift. Hey, I don’t just mean in my pants. I’ve got a big brain too, and a huge heart of gold. And I like to use all my gifts to the fullest, the package included. Life is smooth sailing... Until I find myself stuck between a rock and a sexy roommate, which makes for one very hard…place. Because scoring an apartment in this city is harder than finding true love. So even if I have to shack up with my buddy’s smoking hot and incredibly amazing little sister, a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. I can resist Josie. I’m disciplined, I’m focused, and I keep my hands to myself, even in the mere five-hundred square feet we share. Until the one night she insists on sliding under the covers with me. It’ll help her sleep after what happened that day, she says. Spoiler—neither one of us sleeps. Did I mention she’s also one of my best friends? That she’s brilliant, beautiful and a total firecracker? Guess that makes her the full package too. What’s a man stuck in a hard place to do?
Author: Lloyd Jones
Lloyd Jones' new novel is set mainly in a small village on Bougainville, a country torn apart by civil war. Matilda attends the school set up by Mr Watts, the only white man on the island. By his own admission he's not much of a teacher and proceeds to educate the children by reading them Great Expectations. Matilda falls in love with the novel, strongly identifying with Pip. The promise of the next chapter is what keeps her going; Pip's story protects her from the horror of what is happening around her - helicopters menacing the skies above the village and rebel raids on the ground. When the rebels visit the village searching for any remaining men to join their cause, they discover the name Pip written in the sand and instigate a search for him. When Pip can't be found the soldiers destroy the book. Mr Watts then encourages the children to retell the story from their memories. Then when the rebels invade the village, the teacher tells them a story which lasts seven nights, about a boy named Pip, and a convict . . .
Shug Akins is a lonely, overweight thirteen-year-old boy. His mother, Glenda, is the one person who loves him--she calls him Sweet Mister and attempts to boost his confidence and give him hope for his future. Shuggie's purported father, Red, is a brutal man with a short fuse who mocks and despises the boy. Into this small-town Ozarks mix comes Jimmy Vin Pearce, with his shiny green T-bird and his smart city clothes. When he and Glenda begin a torrid affair, a series of violent events is inevitably set in motion. The outcome will break your heart. "This is Daniel Woodrell's third book set in the Ozarks and, like the other two, Give Us a Kiss and Tomato Red, it peels back the layers from lives already made bare by poverty and petty crime." --Otto Penzler, "Penzler Pick, 2001"
Author: Francine Prose
The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author weaves an ingenious, darkly humorous, and brilliantly observant story that follows the exploits and intrigue of a constellation of characters affiliated with an off-off-off-off Broadway children’s musical. Mister Monkey—a screwball children’s musical about a playfully larcenous pet chimpanzee—is the kind of family favorite that survives far past its prime. Margot, who plays the chimp’s lawyer, knows the production is dreadful and bemoans the failure of her acting career. She’s settled into the drudgery of playing a humiliating part—until the day she receives a mysterious letter from an anonymous admirer . . . and later, in the middle of a performance, has a shocking encounter with Adam, the twelve-year-old who plays the title role. Francine Prose’s effervescent comedy is told from the viewpoints of wildly unreliable, seemingly disparate characters whose lives become deeply connected as the madcap narrative unfolds. There is Adam, whose looming adolescence informs his interpretation of his role; Edward, a young audience member who is candidly unimpressed with the play; Ray, the author of the novel on which the musical is based, who witnesses one of the most awkward first dates in literature; and even the eponymous Mister Monkey, the Monkey God himself. With her trademark wit and verve, Prose delves into humanity’s most profound mysteries: art, ambition, childhood, aging, and love. Startling and captivating, Mister Monkey is a breathtaking novel from a writer at the height of her craft.
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lauren Blakely comes a new standalone romance… Man seeking woman: Hot, rich, smart, witty, self-made multimillionaire Internet genius seeks classy, intelligent, sexy, fun-loving woman who’s interested in settling down and sharing all the good things. There. Best. Ad. Ever. I will absolutely find the woman of my dreams, someone who’ll love me for me. Even if my sister thinks I need help dating, I’m confident I can pull this off, courtesy of the great worldwide web. Let me just hit the upload button right now... * * * No. Just no. As a woman and a professional matchmaker, I can't let Dylan Parker run this ad. He’s the catch of all catches. That’s why his sister has asked me to help her ridiculously good-looking, insanely rich, but socially clueless brother find a woman. As a broker of happily ever afters, I’m known as the Stud Finder since I make a great living pairing wildly successful women with men who won’t fleece them but will adore them. After all, what woman in her right mind wouldn’t fall in love with Dylan? I mean, besides me. It totally won’t be me. *Stud Finder is a standalone novella told in dual POV in the style of Lauren Blakely’s series of standalone rom-coms like Big Rock, Mister O and The Sexy One. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
The Curious Mister Catesby
Author: E. Charles Nelson, David J. Elliott
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
In 1712, English naturalist Mark Catesby (1683–1749) crossed the Atlantic to Virginia. After a seven-year stay, he returned to England with paintings of plants and animals he had studied. They sufficiently impressed other naturalists that in 1722 several Fellows of the Royal Society sponsored his return to North America. There Catesby cataloged the flora and fauna of the Carolinas and the Bahamas by gathering seeds and specimens, compiling notes, and making watercolor sketches. Going home to England after five years, he began the twenty-year task of writing, etching, and publishing his monumental The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands. Mark Catesby was a man of exceptional courage and determination combined with insatiable curiosity and multiple talents. Nevertheless no portrait of him is known. The international contributors to this volume review Catesby’s biography alongside the historical and scientific significance of his work. Ultimately, this lavishly illustrated volume advances knowledge of Catesby’s explorations, collections, artwork, and publications in order to reassess his importance within the pantheon of early naturalists.
The Color Purple
Author: Alice Walker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The lives of two sisters--Nettie, a missionary in Africa, and Celie, a southern woman married to a man she hates--are revealed in a series of letters exchanged over thirty years.
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publisher: Lauren Blakely Books
From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely comes a HOT & hilarious new standalone romance... Here's what you need to know about me -- I'm well-off, well-hung and quick with a joke. Women like a guy who makes them laugh. Even better if he's loyal and hard-working. That's me. Enter Natalie. Hot, sexy, smart, and my new assistant. Which makes her totally off limits... Hey, I'm a good guy. Really. I do my best to stay far away from the kind of temptation she brings to work. Until one night in Vegas... Yeah, you've heard this one before. Bad news on the business front, drowning our sorrows in a few too many Harvey Wallbangers, and then I'm banging her. In my hotel room. In her hotel room. Behind the Titanic slot machine at the Flamingo (don't ask). And before I can make her say "Oh God right there YES!" one more time, we're both saying yes--the big yes--at a roadside chapel in front of a guy in press-on sideburns and a shiny gold leisure suit. We'll just untie the knot in the morning, right? The trouble is . . . I don't know how to keep my hands off my soon-to-be ex-wife.
Author: Andy Mister
Publisher: Station Hill Press
Poetry. Andy Mister's LINER NOTES is a semi-narrative prose poem, a meditation on alienation and pop culture. Beginning with the Beach Boy's unfinished masterpiece "Smile," Mister describes a world populated by ghosts. Adrift on a sea of drug use, boredom and popular entertainment, Mister traces his relationship to the obsessive collection of ephemera and the coterminous feelings of isolation and loss. Like an iPod on shuffle, lyrical descriptions of urban landscapes and memories of failed relationships mix with song lyrics and deadpan anecdotes of death, failure. In the end a life, like the book itself, is assembled from the detritus of pop culture. As he writes, "Each billboard is a monument to our ability to believe in anything, at least for a moment. Then it's gone." But belief's shadow remains, amid the news of a world shot full of holes, which LINER NOTES' hauntings seem to delineate like the chalk figure at the center of every homicide scene we've ever imagined ourselves appearing within.... "There'll probably be some music there, lining your eyelids.""I love the blunt care for real time, with all its gaps & noises & bends, Andy Mister takes in the searching, powerful scroll of paragraphs that make up LINER NOTES. Working through the implied vision of an undecided note taker prone to stark assertions and excavating insights to perception, Mister puts songs at the heart of his relationship to language & digs away at the disappearances they reflect in their, and his, histories. 'The world becomes boring when you brush away the detritus' says the same mind that listens to own its aloneness, & desires, evenly, 'to dissolve each distance in distance.'"--Anselm Berrigan"Andy Mister's loving and disturbing 'notes' create a complex harmony (sympathy) between public noise and private revelation. In the midst of LINER NOTES we read: 'Childhood is a song I can barely remember the words to. They only come back to me when I am thinking of something else.' That something else is at the heart of this compelling and magical book. Listen!"--Peter Gizzi"Jim Carroll's 'People Who Died' comes immediately to mind, but LINER NOTES has more in common with David Markson's late books or with Frank O'Hara's 'Hatred' than with any pop song. What's most evident, though, is that Andy Mister cares for his readers by caring about his subject. He's your friend, and he's alive."--Graham Foust"I had forgotten with what feverishness I used to study the back jackets of my LPs. Was I seeking to understand my desire? The sadness of desolate beauty? The sensitive youth's love affair with death? It's all here--as breathless and disarmingly self-conscious as the sweetest parking-lot kiss. I love this book."--Jennifer Moxley