The country mouse is visiting his friend in the big city to see how extravagant life can be. For the first time, he basks in end amounts of sweetmeats, champagne, and the finest cheeses a mouse could ever want. But when life at His Majesty’s Court starts to show its darker sides, the country mouse quickly learns that the town’s riches aren’t worth losing the peace and tranquility of his own quiet home. In this classic tale of two of friends, Paul Galdone’s gorgeous illustrations and simple prose remind us where we find life’s true treasures.
500 of the toughest tongue tanglers, with silly illustrations. Index. "Gr.3-5. Gets points for quality...
and most of the offerings will be new to readers."--Booklist. 128 pages, b/w illus. throughout, 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.
***This is book 2 of a historical erotic romance serial.
It cannot be read as a standalone novella.*** Lady Killane is everything a woman in 1882 is not supposed to be. A wealthy widow of independent means, she takes lovers, frequents parties of the demimonde, and does exactly what pleases her. That is, until her carriage is overtaken by a highwayman who calls himself Wolf. Wolf takes Lady Killane for ransom, determined to hold her until her family pays him. But the longer she is captive, the more the two are drawn to each other. Soon, Lady Killane is torn between her desperate need to escape capture and her all-consuming desire for the mysterious highwayman who claims her soul the way no man ever has.
Get THREE steamy sports gay romance short stories with a collection of 12 free bonus gay M/M romance short stories inside! In Catcher's Box or Batter's Box? –Gay Baseball Romance George Danson is a lonely barman who takes on a second job as a batboy to make ends meet. He sees his old friend and first love, Eric Stratford, who has hit the big-time as Major League Baseball player. Eric is a perfectionist, uptight, and in the closet. George tries to talk to Eric, only to be met by a wall of celebrity ego.
The other players bully obviously gay George and Eric ignores him completely. Has George’s first love really forgotten him completely? Fast Break Blue –Gay Basketball Romance Riley’s life changes dramatically when his college internship at the Orlando Magic professional basketball franchise turns to a permanent, full-time job in the press department. While Riley is ecstatic for this job straight out of college, his personal life is in shambles when his long-term, live-in boyfriend, Jacob, cheats on him and subsequently moves in with another man. To get over it, Riley throws himself into his work. The problem is that at work, there are even more distractions. Mike Simpson, a promising new player, catches Riley’s eye and while Riley wants to ignore his attraction, Mike is giving him mixed signals that make Riley think Mike may actually be on the ‘down-low’ and not ready to come out. After a passionate moment in Riley’s office, Riley is ready to be serious. However, Riley’s ex, Jacob, threatens to out Mike if he doesn’t get money. Will Mike and Riley’s growing love survive extortion or will they go their separate ways to protect Mike’s image? Deep Loving –Gay Threesome MMM Bad Boy Romance For the past six months, I've been carrying on a torrid love affair, with a ripped, alpha male named Anthony. He's a hard-knuckled, tattooed, MMA fighter. He's the kind of top that all the bottoms dream of. But he's mine. He's all mine. But after a while, even the hottest love affairs cool off a bit. Things grow a bit stale. The disenchantment sets in. So what you do? Well, you go out in search of other experiences, new partners. And that's exactly what I did! And I ended up getting much more than I ever had expected. I ran into a Frenchman who must've spent a lot of time reading Marquis de Sade. He was into some really sadistic stuff. But let me tell you, we had lots of fun, dirty, smelly, sweaty, sexy fun. But as you might've guessed, my MMA fighting boyfriend wasn't really too keen on me spending time with this Frenchman. Too bad for him. But I've got a plan to bring us all together. Because that would be so much more fun than having arguments. Don't you think? WARNING: This eBook contains mature language and content intended for 18+ readers only!
Khan's stories are about ordinary people trying to cope with events that have thrown their daily lives out of sync. His protagonists rise above their circumstances by not giving up. Each of the twelve stories here helps us explore feelings and relationships that are quintessentially urban.
Welcome to the world of delicious cupcake and frosting recipes! We hope you’ll find that these recipes make a delightful addition to your favorite meals. Whether you are throwing a party for a couple of your closest friends or just a nice dessert for yourself to top off the end to a perfect day, there is sure to be a cupcake here that compliments your meal beautifully. As we’ve come to see, there is something about the personal touch of a home-crafted dessert that adds that bit of special magic that transforms a meal into an experience; not just something to eat, but something to remember. With so many different types and versions of cupcake recipes, there is literally a cake for every occasion! Not only do you have a variety of colors and textures, but there is a surprising amount of variety in terms of taste too. So, no matter what the occasion is, you can find a personalized look and taste to fit the occasion. Even the recipes in this book are open to your own personality and creativity. Please feel free to play, change, try out, and make messes with these recipes! Nothing is written in stone—and if you’re reading the eBook, it isn’t written on paper either—so if you get an idea for a way to add you own personal touch to a recipe, by all means go for it! Who knows, it may just end up being the best thing ever, and your new favorite cupcake recipe. Now, let’s get into some of the things that you will need stocked in the fridge and pantry before you start building your first creations. Just check for these items, and if you don’t have them, add them to you grocery list for your next visit.
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In this collection of his best works, including speeches, essays, and commentaries, Theodore Roosevelt's complex personality and captivating writing style emerge as readers travel through his incredible life from his days as a Rough Rider in Cuba, through his political career and rise to the presidency, to his life after the White House as hunter, explorer, and naturalist. Roosevelt was a conservationist and an avid hunter, a racist and an egalitarian, a militarist and a Nobel prizewinner for peace, a conservative and a leader for progressive reform - his convictions, prejudices, and paradoxes were the embodiment of an American mind. This excellent selection of his writings, along with a concise biography, offers a true understanding of that mind - and of the ideals, values, and beliefs that animated his thinking and still influence American thought today.