The Accidental Diva

The Accidental Diva
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Author: Tia Williams
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101210314
Release: 2005-05-03
Editor: Penguin

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Attraction takes a Manhattan beauty editor and a Brooklyn writer by storm in this hot and hilarious borough-crossed love story from the author of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick Seven Days in June. Billie Burke is smart, endlessly driven, and fabulous—it’s no accident she landed a job as the beauty editor at the world’s leading fashion magazine. Caught in a whirlwind of long office hours and fashion industry party-hopping, she hasn’t had time to focus on her nonexistent love life. Instead, she’s been living vicariously through her friends. Then she meets Jay Lane, a gorgeous up-and-coming Brooklyn writer who pretty much knocks her right out of her stilettos. Soon Billie finds herself doing things with Jay in broad daylight that she’s never even dared to think about in the privacy of her own head. In no time at all she’s absolutely addicted to an affair that’s as crazy and seductive as New York itself. But there’s a lot she doesn’t know about Jay, whose rough past seems determined to start creeping back into their present....

The Perfect Find

The Perfect Find
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Author: Tia Williams
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781538708224
Release: 2021-03-30
Editor: Grand Central Publishing

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Will a forty-year-old woman with everything on the line – her high-stakes career, ticking biological clock, bank account – risk it all for a secret romance with the one person who could destroy her comeback, for good? Jenna Jones, former It-girl fashion editor, is forty, broke and desperate for a second chance. When she’s dumped by her longtime fiancé and fired from Darling magazine, she begs for a job from her arch nemesis, Darcy Vale. Darcy, the beyond-bitchy publisher of StyleZine.com, agrees to hire her rival – only because her fashion site needs a jolt from Jenna’s old school cred. But Jenna soon realizes she’s in over her head. Jenna’s working with digital-savvy millennials half her age, has never even “Twittered,” and pretends to still be a Fashion Somebody while living a style lie (she sold her designer wardrobe to afford her sketched-out studio, and now quietly wears Walmart’s finest). What’s worse is that the twenty-two-year-old videographer assigned to shoot her web series is driving her crazy. Wildly sexy with a smile Jenna feels in her thighs, Eric Combs is way off-limits – but almost too delicious to resist.

It Chicks

It Chicks
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Author: Tia Williams
Pages: 295
ISBN: 1439598282
Release: 2009-02-09
Editor: Unknown

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Centering around a prestigious performing arts school in New York City, students Tangie, Skye, Eden, Trey, C.J., Izzy, and Regina learn valuable lessons in love, friendship, fame, and fortune.

Sixteen Candles An It Chicks Novel

Sixteen Candles  An It Chicks Novel
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Author: Tia Williams
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1423110323
Release: 2008-05-06
Editor: Jump At The Sun

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First-day-of-school buzz? So over! It’s the end of September, and the spotlight-loving, drama-obsessed It Chicks’ lives are getting juicier by the second. /DIV With Skye getting ready for her very own “My Super Sweet Sixteen” episode on MTV, she’s finally back in the center of attention—and she and Tangie are back to BFF status. Meanwhile, when Tangie least expects it, her secret fling with senior stud Trey Stevens takes a turn that leaves everyone wondering if true players really can have a change of heart. But will Skye’s jealousy get the best of her when Tangie’s love life takes center stage? And how long can CJ keep quiet before Izzy spills the secret that’ll change Tangie’s life forever? DIV This time around, Tangie’s friendship drama takes a back seat to her romance—can they handle the heat?

Redefining Diva

Redefining Diva
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Author: Sheryl Lee Ralph
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781451608816
Release: 2012-03-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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Secrets about love, life, and Hollywood from the Tony Award-winning actress from the Broadway production of Dreamgirls —in the role recently made famous by Beyonce—timed to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the original Broadway show. Sheryl Lee Ralph was the original Deena Jones in Broadway’s production of Dreamgirls and the show was a Broadway sensation from its inception. Now, the star of film, television, and Broadway, known for her talent and fearlessness, shows readers how to find—and own—their inner divas. Sheryl rose to international fame after her performance in Dreamgirls, winning the Tony Award for Best Actress and going on to star in movies with Denzel Washington and Robert DeNiro and capture America’s heart as television’s favorite mom Die in the #1-rated series Moesha . But it wasn’t an easy task. From her legendary catfight with Diana Ross to her controversial exit from Moesha, Sheryl Lee Ralph is a woman who does not fade in the background—and she reveals how and why she has remained in the spotlight for decades. Sheryl is a hip, modern Miss Manners who inspires women with her wit, strength, and call-it-like-it-is courage. Using her own experiences as a guide—and dishing the truth behind all the rumors—Sheryl reveals her rules for living. This is Divahood A-Z—from the practical to the spiritual, featuring advice on everything from relationships to fashion to success in the business world. So, the next time someone calls you a diva, you’ll just smile and say “Thank you!”

Seven Days in June

Seven Days in June
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Author: Tia Williams
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781538719114
Release: 2021-06-01
Editor: Grand Central Publishing

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A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK! “Tia Williams’ book is a smart, sexy testament to Black joy, to the well of strength from which women draw, and to tragic romances that mature into second chances. I absolutely loved it.”— Jodi Picoult, #1 NYT bestselling author of The Book of Two Ways and Small Great Things Seven days to fall in love, fifteen years to forget, and seven days to get it all back again... Eva Mercy is a single mom and bestselling erotica writer who is feeling pressed from all sides. Shane Hall is a reclusive, enigmatic, award‑winning novelist, who, to everyone's surprise, shows up in New York. When Shane and Eva meet unexpectedly at a literary event, sparks fly, raising not only their buried traumas, but the eyebrows of the Black literati. What no one knows is that fifteen years earlier, teenage Eva and Shane spent one crazy, torrid week madly in love. While they may be pretending not to know each other, they can't deny their chemistry—or the fact that they've been secretly writing to each other in their books through the years. Over the next seven days, amidst a steamy Brooklyn summer, Eva and Shane reconnect—but Eva's wary of the man who broke her heart, and wants him out of the city so her life can return to normal. Before Shane disappears though, she needs a few questions answered... With its keen observations of creative life in America today, as well as the joys and complications of being a mother and a daughter, Seven Days in June is a hilarious, romantic, and sexy‑as‑hell story of two writers discovering their second chance at love.

It Chicks

It Chicks
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Author: Tia Williams
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1423104064
Release: 2007-04-02
Editor: Jump At The Sun

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What they want is fame. All they have is drama. Welcome to Louis B. Armstrong, New York City’s most prestigious performing arts school, where the gifted, wanna-be starlets, and It Chicks are all on the rise. But when rehearsals give way to hot and heavy after-school sessions away from the barre and without the mic, the real drama begins. Meet the hottest cast in town: Tangie, the Dreamer. Skye the Drama Queen. Eden the Bombshell. Trey the Bad Boy. CJ the Thug with the Heart of Gold. Izzy the Wild Child. Regina the Silent Threat. And the Entourage: Marisol, Kamillah, Blackadocious, Vineet, and Lyle. They’re all playing the fame game and will do whatever it takes to nail it.

The Accidental Werewolf

The Accidental Werewolf
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Author: Dakota Cassidy
Pages: 326
ISBN: 0425219305
Release: 2008
Editor: Penguin

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CASSIDY/ACCIDENTAL WEREWOLF

The Diva Wraps It Up

The Diva Wraps It Up
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Author: Krista Davis
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780698143180
Release: 2014-06-03
Editor: Penguin

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The eighth mystery in the New York Times bestselling Domestic Diva series includes delicious recipes and entertaining tips! The holidays are Sophie Winston’s favorite time of year. But this season, there seem to be more mishaps than mistletoe. First, Horace Scroggins tumbles from a balcony during his office Christmas party. Then, Sophie’s neighbor takes a fall from his ladder while decorating his roof with lights. But it’s the cookie swap that really starts her wondering who’s naughty or nice... Sophie arrives at the annual event with high spirits and thirteen dozen chocolate-drizzled gingersnaps. But when an argument erupts and a murder ensues, it becomes clear that the recent string of events is anything but accidental. Now Sophie has to make a list of suspects...and check it twice!

Accidental Archaeologists

Accidental Archaeologists
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Author: Sarah Albee
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781338575804
Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Scholastic Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Science meets real-life mystery in this adventurous look at incredible unexpected finds that changed history.

Makybe Diva

Makybe Diva
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Author: Trevor Marshallsea
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781460711705
Release: 2019-07-22
Editor: HarperCollins Australia

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The story of a once-in-a-lifetime horse who would surpass all the rest. Before Winx, before Black Caviar, there was an incredible, mould-breaking mare who won the hearts of the nation and added the most fantastic chapter of all to the story of its greatest race. Makybe Diva didn't just win one Melbourne Cup. She won three, in successive years, seizing Australia's attention during a wild spring of 2005 by completing a hat-trick deeply etched in the nation's folklore. This is her story, with all the colour and excitement the most extraordinary racing story can deliver.

The Undomestic Goddess

The Undomestic Goddess
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Author: Sophie Kinsella
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780440335627
Release: 2005-07-19
Editor: Dial Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership. Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer–and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope–and finds love–is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake. But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does…will she want it back?

Appetite

Appetite
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Author: Erika J. Kendrick
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780345514844
Release: 2009-06-23
Editor: One World

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MANY CULTURES • ONE WORLD With her exotic looks and killer body, Kennedy Lee is a rising star in the reality TV and soap opera worlds. Now she’s really hit the big time and landed a role on the hugely popular daytime drama America’s Next Sweetheart. As this great news coincides with Kennedy’s birthday, her friends take her out for a wild night on the town. So wild, in fact, that the next morning Kennedy wakes up with a hard-bodied hunk in her bed, a vicious headache, and no recollection of how this gorgeous guy ended up beside her–naked. Not only that, but it’s her first day at the new gig, and Page Six has already chronicled her previous night’s exploits, calling her “America’s Next Lush.” Now Kennedy must endure dirty looks on the set, abuse from the soap’s bitchy diva, and the shocker that the guy who broke her five-year celibacy streak is none other than her co-star, Jesse James. As she battles catty actors, snarky production assistants, malicious gossip, and her growing appetite for food and sex, she struggles to fit in, find her true Prince Charming, and eat a slice of red velvet cake without any guilt.

God s Diva Jael Study Book

God s Diva Jael Study Book
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Author: Sahara Bowser
Pages: 34
ISBN: 1544774133
Release: 2017-03-19
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

It's not WHO Jael was that makes her special but WHAT she did for God. What Jael did was she heard God's call and faithfully obeyed. What Jael did was not self-serving, but was God's bidding. What Jael did was exactly what God planned for her, and she did to the best of her feminine ability. How ironic that God choose a gentile woman, whose ancestors worshipped idols, for such a major task. What message do we see in this story? It shows us that God does not view us as saved or unsaved. Jael was neither Israelite nor male but God used her anyway. God used her in a way that requires the faith of a Christian and the courage of a male, yet she was neither. God used the least and less likely one in the village. She was a nomad, the one that did not belong.

The Accidental Alchemist

The Accidental Alchemist
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Author: Gigi Pandian
Pages: 335
ISBN: 9781938213137
Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Gargoyle Girl Productions

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Don’t miss the first book in the Anthony Award-winning Accidental Alchemist Mystery Series by USA Today bestselling author Gigi Pandian. A chance for a new beginning in Portland, Oregon. A stowaway from Paris who needs help deciphering an ancient book. And an alchemical mystery neither can refuse. Unpacking her belongings in her new fixer-upper house, alchemist Zoe Faust can't help but notice she's picked up a stowaway. Dorian Robert-Houdin is a living, breathing gargoyle―not to mention a master of French cuisine―and he needs Zoe's expertise to unlock the secrets of a centuries-old text. Zoe, who's trying to put her old life behind her, isn't so sure she wants to reopen her alchemical past...until a crime committed on her front porch leaves her no choice. Includes recipes! Praise Winner of the Left Coast Crime Lefty Award for best regional mystery. "Zoe and Dorian are my new favorite amateur-sleuth duo!" ―New York Times bestselling author Victoria Laurie "A whimsical and charming supernatural mystery."―Mystery Scene "Mysterious, captivating, and infused with the rich history of the Northwest...fantastic." ―Portland Book Review "This reviewer is eagerly anticipating more from this series, and a return of a cast more fun than an episode of Portlandia."―RT Book Reviews "Pandian...launches a supernatural cozy series that hits high marks for a modern twist on an ancient practice. Amusing supporting characters and historical details solidify this engaging mystery." ―Library Journal "[A] lighthearted supernatural mystery...Pandian sets this series apart from other fluffy paranormal mysteries with Zoe's cute nonhuman sidekick and some mouthwatering vegan recipes." ―Publishers Weekly "Readers won't want to put this book down." ―Vegetarian Journal "[A]n eccentric and charming cast of characters readers are going to want to spend more time with." ―RT Book Reviews Online "A magical, whimsical cozy that will delight readers who enjoy Juliet Blackwell and Heather Weber mysteries!"―Agatha Award-winning author Avery Aames (aka Daryl Wood Gerber) "Gigi Pandian's pen never disappoints." ―New York Times bestselling author Juliet Blackwell

Our Finest Hour

Our Finest Hour
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Author: Jennifer Millikin
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0996784551
Release: 2017-10-12
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Two lives. One hour. A lifetime consequence. I believe in choice, not fate. I chose to nurse a broken heart at the kitschy country bar that night. I chose to let Isaac Cordova buy me a drink. I chose to spend one hour with a near stranger in an attempt to soothe my pain. No last names, no details about our lives, just one hour where I was allowed to forget, and then we would never see each other again. But was it a choice when I ran into him five years later? I needed help, and he was the only person equipped to give it. Our instant attraction doesn¿t feel like much of a choice either, but it doesn't matter. Everything has changed. Now my choices impact other people.And what will I choose? Do I keep Isaac out?Do I dare to let him in?

Latina Style

Latina Style
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UTEXAS:059172148014620
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown

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Blueprints for Building Better Girls

Blueprints for Building Better Girls
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Author: Elissa Schappell
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780743276719
Release: 2012-07-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A sequence of eight interlinked tales explores the common experiences that shape early adulthood and features an eclectic cast of female characters who navigate the pitfalls of the cultural landscape from the 1970s to the present.

Secrets of a Wedding Night

Secrets of a Wedding Night
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Author: Valerie Bowman
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781466813199
Release: 2012-09-25
Editor: St. Martin's Paperbacks

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Secrets of a Wedding Night Valerie Bowman HOW TO STOP A WEDDING Young, widowed, and penniless, Lily Andrews, the Countess of Merrill, has strong opinions on marriage. When she spots a certain engagement announcement in The Times, she decides to take action. She will not allow another hapless girl to fall prey to a man—particularly the scoundrel who broke her heart five years ago. Anonymously she writes and distributes a pamphlet entitled "Secrets of a Wedding Night," knowing it will find its way into his intended's innocent hands... HOW TO SEDUCE A WIDOW Devon Morgan, the Marquis of Colton, desires a good wife and mother to his son—someone completely unlike Lily Andrews, the heartless beauty who led him on a merry chase five years ago only to reject him. When Devon's new fiancée cries off after reading a certain scandalous pamphlet, he vows to track down the author and make her pay. But when he learns it's his former fiancée Lily, he issues a challenge: write a retraction or prepare to be seduced—to find out how wonderful a wedding night can be...

When the Sky Fell on Splendor

When the Sky Fell on Splendor
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Author: Emily Henry
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780451480729
Release: 2019-03-12
Editor: Penguin

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"Exciting, heartbreaking, and far from ordinary." --Kirkus Emily Henry is "one of YA's preeminent voices....an exquisite, genre-bending novel. --Booklist The Serpent King meets Stranger Things in Emily Henry's gripping novel about a group of friends in a small town who find themselves dealing with unexpected powers after a cosmic event. Almost everyone in the small town of Splendor, Ohio, was affected when the local steel mill exploded. If you weren't a casualty of the accident yourself, chances are a loved one was. That's the case for seventeen-year-old Franny, who, five years after the explosion, still has to stand by and do nothing as her brother lies in a coma. In the wake of the tragedy, Franny found solace in a group of friends whose experiences mirrored her own. The group calls themselves The Ordinary, and they spend their free time investigating local ghost stories and legends, filming their exploits for their small following of YouTube fans. It's silly, it's fun, and it keeps them from dwelling on the sadness that surrounds them. Until one evening, when the strange and dangerous thing they film isn't fiction--it's a bright light, something massive hurtling toward them from the sky. And when it crashes and the teens go to investigate...everything changes.