Having previously reimagined “Sleeping Beauty” (Ravish) and “Snow White” (Crave), Yardley now completes the trilogy, cementing her reputation as one of the hottest stars of literary erotica with a steamy and sensation bedtime tale that would make the Brothers Grimm blush.
Some fairy tales are definitely not for children!
Wanted: Hot holiday fling with an out-of-towner (sort of)
Is jet-setting, supermodel-bedding hottie Colin Reeves actually home for the holidays? That's the rumor this Christmas. And now he's desperate for something only wholesome Emily Stanfield can provide: a room at her inn.
But Emily's tired of her choir-girl rep. Sex-ravenous and determined, she's facing a tantalizing dilemma: can she entice Colin to some holiday cheer under the sheets—and trust him to secrecy after the deal is done? Because one slip and everybody will be gossiping about Tall Pine's poster girl having the delicious Colin.
Unless, of course, one steamy night turns into something even these folks couldn't predict…
Beth Cordova's life is no fairy tale. Having barely escaped the evil grasp of her wicked stepmother, this “missing princess” seeks refuge in a strict commune where carnal pleasures are forbidden.
Sometimes just one bite of the apple . . .
Her world is lonely and void of intimacy, until the charming Stephen Trent arrives at the commune. Suddenly Beth yearns for a man's touch, the feel of his lips on hers . . . and Stephen is eager to show this pure-as-snow princess that she can still be the sensual woman she was once upon a time.
Is all it takes to unleash her desires...
But all is not what it seems, and the stunning beauty finds herself again in danger, her stepmother hot on her trail. The commune's founders will not tolerate the pair, yet fleeing its walls could prove fatal. Trapped in a world where passion is outlawed, can Beth live happily ever after?
Mark's only too willing to oblige the lady. Until they realize they're chasing the same dream - rich account that's critical to their respective companies. Now sleeping with the enemy ought to be absolutely out of the question for him and Sophie. But their bodies are telling them something else….
The Pledge: Diana Song, steely legal counsel and all-around fixer for Macalister Enterprises.
The Goal: Same as always: do her job.
The Conditions: Complete the Player's Club initiation challenges…then shut it down.
The Complication: Finn Macalister, the boss's son, sexy daredevil and club stalwart.
Finn has always loved living on the edge…and what's more exciting than seducing the famously frosty (yet incredibly hot) family lawyer? He knows Diana's been tasked with getting him to quit the Player's Club: that makes her the enemy. And you know the old saying: keep your friends close, your enemies closer!
Diana thinks she's got this assignment in the bag, but she's unprepared for Finn—he's charming, smart and frankly…hot! Still, she won't be tempted—her job, her reputation are on the line. That is, until Finn makes her the one offer she can't refuse….
Sheltered from society, Aurora Jacquard has yet to feel the sweet release of physical love. Then, on the night she is about to give in to temptation, she inexplicably falls into a deep coma.
A handsome prince, determined to discover her secrets . .
Jacob White is one of the best neurologists in the world, and he intends to awaken Aurora from her virginal slumber. But when she begins to invade his dreams every night, beckoning him into a sensuous place of lust and danger, Jacob realizes there's more to this woman than meets the eye.
It will take more than a kiss to wake her up . .
Trapped in a world of erotic dreams, Aurora and Jacob must surrender to their deepest darkest desires . . but how far are they willing to go?
* How do I write a Chick Lit novel?
* What are the steps I need to take to get published?
Once dismissed as a fad by the popular press and literary community, the women's fiction genre called Chick Lit is now one of the hottest growing markets for new writers. In Will Write for Shoes, veteran Chick Lit and romance author Cathy Yardley addresses the common questions (and misconceptions) about the genre.
Based on years of teaching about commercial women's fiction, this definitive guide provides invaluable tips and step-by-step methods for writing and selling a successful Chick Lit novel. Features include:
* The history of Chick Lit
* A blueprint for writing a Chick Lit novel
* New trends in the genre
* Tips and tools for breaking into the market
* FAQs and miscellanea
A directory of agents and publishers who acquire Chick Lit, sample submission materials, and online resources make this fun and comprehensive manual a must-have for all women who want to write a Chick Lit novel.
Meet Lisa Falloya, an aspiring half-Japanese, half-Italian American manga artist who follows her bliss by moving to Tokyo to draw the Japanese-style comics she's been reading for years. Leaving behind the comforts of a humdrum desk job and her workaholic fiancée, Lisa has everything planned---right down to a room with a nice Japanese family---but hasn't taken into account that being half-Asian and enthusiastic isn't going to cut it. Faced with an exacting boss and a conniving "big fish" manga author, Lisa risks her wedding, her friends, and her fears for a shot at making it big.
The Pledge: Scott Farrell, recovering Boring Guy.
The Goal: Membership in an ultrasecret consortium of urban adventurers.
The Conditions: Select three insane challenges. Tell no one. Survive.
The Complication: Amanda Wheeler, sexy girl next door.
Scott never mentioned The Player's Club, but Amanda's onto him. She'll keep quiet and help him get in…if he'll nominate her for membership. It's a dirty little deal that launches the normally nice neighbors into a world of skydiving, burlesque—and adrenaline-soaked sex that gets better every single time.
Not everyone's happy about the new recruits, however. And initiation may be a lot tougher than either of them expected….
The Pledge: Juliana Mayfield, cash-strapped celebutante.
The Goal: A juicy reality show about joining the notorious Player's Club.
The Conditions: Complete three crazy initiation challenges…and seal the production deal.
The Complication: Lincoln Stone, steely, tabloid-phobic Club founder.
Lincoln's always fought to keep the Player's Club exclusive and secret, and he doesn't trust the attention-seeking pseudostarlet as far as he can throw her. Only problem is, he wants to throw her down on her designer sofa and do very naughty things to her….
Gorgeous Jules is about to destroy Lincoln's famous self-control—and maybe the Player's Club, too!
Una mujer decididaAngela Snowe empezó a salir con el impresionante Josh Montgomery.Sólo quería una noche de sexo, sin compromisos, con él. Ya no volvería a ser la encantadora y recatada bibliotecaria.Josh Montgomery era un exitoso hombre de negocios que se sentía tan cómodo en los dormitorios como en las salas de juntas. Pero en lo relativo a Angela no sabía qué pensar. Su proposición sexual le había sorprendido. Y no estaba seguro de que una sola vez bastara para satisfacer su explosivo deseo.
Sarah Walker has.
She's just moved to L.A. and changed her whole life in anticipation of cohabitation with her fiance, Benjamin. But he stalls, again. Pushed to the limit, the stability-seeking Sarah snaps and actually finds herself dumping him. Now she's in free fall: no fiance, no job. No idea what to do next.
According to her new roommate Martika, Sarah is now in the perfect place to start life in L.A.
Before she knows it, Sarah becomes Martika's project, getting pulled headlong into a crazy, chaotic world of nightclubs and day jobs, where the only constant is change. Sarah's about to discover that "single" isn't a dirty word. Not that she'll be staying single for long.
¿Te has mudado alguna vez a una ciudad que no conocías siguiendo a un tipo que no merecía la pena... porque creías estar enamorada?_x000D_
Sarah Walker sí._x000D_
Sarah acababa de mudarse a Los Ángeles para ir a vivir con su prometido, Benjamin. Pero él seguía sin decidirse. Al borde de un ataque de nervios, Sarah, que lo que buscaba era estabilidad, decidió cortar con él por lo sano. Y ahora estaba libre como el viento: sin novio, sin trabajo... sin tener ni idea de lo que iba a hacer._x000D_
Según su nueva compañera de piso, Martika, estaba en el momento perfecto para empezar una nueva vida en Los Ángeles._x000D_
Sin darse cuenta, Sarah se convirtió en la mejor alumna de Martika y acabó metiéndose de cabeza en el caótico mundo de discotecas y trabajos varios, donde la única constante era el cambio. Pero Sarah estaba a punto de descubrir que "soltera" no era una palabra fea. Aunque no iba a seguir soltera durante mucho tiempo..._x000D_
Después de graduarse en Berkeley, Cathy Yardley se mudó a Los Ángeles, donde descubrió las discotecas, las citas, las tentaciones y otros avatares con los que aprendió lo que es la vida. Ahora reside en San Francisco y sigue aprendiendo.