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Deal Alert: John Grogan, Susan Ee, and Celeste Easton

Our second deal alert features books from John Grogan, Susan Ee, and Celeste Easton! Grab these today!


Marley & Me by John Grogan

The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family in the making and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life.

John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same.

Marley quickly grew into a barreling, ninety-seven-pound streamroller of a Labrador retriever, a dog like no other. He crashed through screen doors, gouged through drywall, flung drool on guests, stole women’s undergarments, and ate nearly everything he could get his mouth around, including couches and fine jewelry. Obedience school did no good—Marley was expelled. Neither did the tranquilizers the veterinarian prescribed for him with the admonishment, “Don’t hesitate to use these.”

And yet Marley’s heart was pure. Just as he joyfully refused any limits on his behavior, his love and loyalty were boundless, too. Marley shared the couple’s joy at their first pregnancy, and their heartbreak over the miscarriage. He was there when babies finally arrived and when the screams of a seventeen-year-old stabbing victim pierced the night. Marley shut down a public beach and managed to land a role in a feature-length movie, always winning hearts as he made a mess of things. Through it all, he remained steadfast, a model of devotion, even when his family was at its wit’s end. Unconditional love, they would learn, comes in many forms.

Is it possible for humans to discover the key to happiness through a bigger-than-life, bad-boy dog? Just ask the Grogans.


Angelfall by Susan Ee

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with Raffe, an injured enemy angel. Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco, where Penryn will risk everything to rescue her sister and Raffe will put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.


 

Deal With a Demon Celeste Easton
Deal with a Demon by Celeste Easton

After her parents’ brutal murder, Nic Wright shut herself off from the world, barricading her heart against everyone but her brother, Drew. So when he goes missing, dragged into Hell by soul-thirsty demons, Nic doesn’t think twice about going in after him. Because Drew may be a junkie, but he’s all she’s got. And she’ll be damned if she’s letting him go without a fight.

Which is exactly what Arden of the Asmodai, sexy, arrogant prince of the Nine Hells, and Nic’s guide, is counting on. Half mortal, Arden’s only shot at becoming a full demon is to deliver a willing human to the Fourth Level of Hell. And Nic, desperate to find her brother, will do nicely. But Arden didn’t count on Nic’s powerful will…or the ferocity of his desire for her. Now, as they descend into a Hell beyond Nic’s wildest dreams—and her worst nightmares—Arden will take any risk and tell any lie necessary to keep her safe. To possess her. Forever…

Essential Beginnings Kennedy Layne
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Guest Post: “Designer Marriage in the New Millenium” by Gracie X

Wide Open Gracie X

Now that the Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage, it may be a good time to re-examine the institution itself.  With the divorce rate at 40% worldwide, marriages lasting on average about 10 to 12 years, and infidelity occurring in 20-25% in all marriages—what is happening to our sacred institution?

I was still in high school when my height hit the 6-foot mark and I learned a valuable lesson: In spite of all the pantyhose marketing hype—one size does NOT fit all. Decades later I am here to report this applies not only to women’s fashion but also marriage. Think about it. Our relationships come in a bazillion different shapes and sizes, yet we as a society seem to insist on doing marriage one way. How could it be remotely possible that the basic rules of marriage and what constitute “family” can fit EVERY SINGLE person who embarks on the matrimonial journey? Avoiding this simple truth boxes us into stale marriages that have lost their responsiveness.

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