She was one of the guys until she kissed him… Cody McGavin is thrown for a loop. Faith Underwood has announced she has a vexing condition. Virginity. And she wants him to remedy the situation. He hasn´t been involved with a virgin since he was one and he´s not convinced he´s up to the challenge. Faith hadn´t given much thought to sex. Then she saw Cody. He´s the perfect choice to show her what she´s been missing. He´s gorgeous, trustworthy…and leaving town in two weeks. But first she has to convince him to go along with her plan. How can she seduce a sexy cowboy when she´s been an ugly duckling all her life? A Cowboy´s Honor is the second book in the McGavin Brothers western romance series from the NYT bestselling author who brought you the Sons of Chance and Thunder Mountain Brotherhood series. If you like sexy cowboys, memorable characters and a touch of humor, you´ll love A Cowboy´s Honor.
Froggy´s parents are expecting a new baby, and Froggy is hoping for a brother. So when his parents introduce him to Pollywogilina, his new baby sister, Froggy is disappointed. Not only is she a girl, but Polly is too little to do anything! Froggy isn´t even allowed to take care of her until her tail falls off. Waiting is hard, but just when he´s ready to give up, Polly´s legs finally grow and big brother Froggy steps in to show her the ropes.
The drama and intrigue continues for the Salvatore brothers in the fifth book of the heart-stopping Stefan´s Diaries series, inspired by events on the hit television show The Vampire Diaries!
The third title in the John Puller series to follow Zero Day and The Forgotten. Puller has returned from his latest case in Florida to learn that his brother, on death row for national security crimes, has escaped. Preliminary investigations show that he may have had help in his breakout. Now he´s on the run, and in disguise, and he´s the military´s number one target.
Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski´s ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Memories of a world filled with freaks and clowns, with wonder and pain and anger and passion; a world with its own narrow, irrational rules, its own way of life, and its own way of death. The world of the circus: to Jacob it was both salvation and a living hell. Jacob was there because his luck had run out-orphaned and penniless, he had no direction until he landed on this locomotive ´´ship of fools.´´ It was the early part of the Great Depression, and everyone in this third-rate circus was lucky to have any job at all. Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, was there because she fell in love with the wrong man, a handsome circus boss with a wide mean streak. And Rosie the elephant was there because she was the great gray hope, the new act that was going to be the salvation of the circus; the only problem was, Rosie didn´t have an act-in fact, she couldn´t even follow instructions. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and ultimately, it was their only hope for survival. Surprising, poignant, and funny, Water for Elephants is that rare novel with a story so engrossing, one is reluctant to put it down; with characters so engaging, they continue to live long after the last page has been turned; with a world built of wonder, a world so real, one starts to breathe its air.
Bawdy, joyous, messy, hysterically funny, and guaranteed to offendregardless of religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, or professionBetween the Bridge and the River is the debut novel by Craig Ferguson, host of CBS´s The Late Late Show. Two childhood friends from Scotland and two illegitimate half-brothers from the American South suffer and enjoy all manner of bizarre experiences which, as it turns out, are somehow interconnectedand, surprisingly enough, meaningful. An eclectic cast of characters includes Carl Jung, Fatty Arbuckle, Virgil, Marat, Socrates, and Tony Randall. Love, greed, hope, revenge, organized religion, and Hollywood are alternately tickled and throttled. Impossible to summarize and impossible to stop reading, this is a romantic comic odyssey that actually delivers?and rewards.
Amid the harsh landscape of the Ozark Hills, sixteen-year-old Ree is taking care of her mother and two brothers. Her father has put their house up as bail and if he doesn´t show up at court it´ll be sold from under them. To save her family she needs to track him down but in a community riven with long-running feuds getting answers isn´t easy.
8 Short Stories Forgotten love, terror, death and nightmares all play a part in this intriguing collection of stories. Most will break your heart. Abducted Isobel Cummings lives through a mother´s worst fears; the abduction of her daughter. Betsy´s Doll House A spaceship lands on an unknown planet and to this day no one knows or can understand what happened to the men who had previously landed their craft there. Grandmother Would Not Give Up Tilly Brown may be elderly, but she had the spunk of a teenager when she is accused of stealing. Secrets In My Mothers Diary Keith O´Leary spent most of his life believing that his mother abandoned him because she didn´t love him. Seduced Was it a dream or reality, he may never know. Terror Calling Paula Winters is terrorized by a stalker, living through a hell no woman should experience. Things My Brother Taught Me Dale Ainsley selfishly wants her brother to remain dependent on her. It takes a stranger and her brother to show her that life doesn´t just revolve around her. Twilight´s Cry Are Bertha Griffin´s terrifying nightmares a prediction or just her imagination.
Die Verbindung von Würde und Disponibilität wird im juristischen Schrifttum bislang eher zurückhaltend behandelt. Gemäß Art. 1 Abs. 1 GG ist die Würde des Menschen ´´unantastbar´´. Dies wird zum Teil als ´´unverfügbar´´ verstanden. Jan-Ulf Suchomel betrachtet zunächst einige bekannte Praxisfälle, in denen einem Menschen die Befugnis abgesprochen wurde, über die eigene Würde zu disponieren: Peep-Show, Zwergenweitwurf, Laserdrome, Paintball / Gotcha, die Körperweltenausstellung oder ´´Big Brother´´. In all diesen Fällen wurde eine Würdeverletzung diskutiert, obwohl die betroffenen Menschen sich selbst in ihrer Würde nicht verletzt fühlten. Der Autor zeigt im Zusammenhang mit diesen Beispielsfällen, dass Art. 1 Abs. 1 GG infolge inflationären argumentativen (Miss-)Gebrauchs für beliebige partikulare Interessen der Gefahr der Banalisierung und Trivialisierung ausgesetzt ist und die ohnehin bestehenden Probleme der Bestimmung des Schutzbereichs der Würde damit nur verstärkt werden. Durch eine differenzierte Betrachtung von Achtung der Würde gegenüber Schutz der Würde und unterschiedlicher Bewertung von Disponibilität in beiden Perspektiven entwickelt der Verfasser Kriterien, um echte Würdeverletzungen von argumentativem Missbrauch abzugrenzen. Diese These der Biperspektivität überprüft Jan-Ulf Suchomel durch eine klassische Grundrechtsauslegung und zeigt in einem weiteren Schritt Grenzen der Disposition über die eigene Würde außerhalb des Grundgesetzes.
When new siblings come into the picture, many children experience internal struggles that may make them feel left out and not as important anymore. Other children show excitement about a new sibling, but don´t know how to express their feelings. Author Roseann Perry has seen many children adapt to new brothers and sisters in her many years of teach ting elementary school. In her first book, When Mama Says ´´No´´, Jordan learns that even though Mama is now very busy with Baby Gracie, her love for him never changes. When Mama Said ´´Yes´´ is the sequel that tells the story of how Jordan continues to adjust to his growing family. Mama and Grandma arrange for Jordan to get to spend a whole afternoon with Mama doing some of his favorite activities. As he experiences his Mama´s unfailing love, and learns new, big boy responsibilities, he begins to see how lucky he is to have a baby sister. This book shows how graphically young children take things, as Jordan looks to the sky see if it is really ´´raining cats and dogs.´´