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Benjamin January, a free Black man, physician, and musician in the American South in the antebellum years of the 1830s, ends up far away from New Orleans caught up in new adventures out West. Abishag Shaw is seeking vengeance for his brother's murder-and Benjamin January is seeking money after his bank crashes. Far beyond the frontier, in the depths of the Rocky Mountains, both men are to be found at the great Rendezvous of the Mountain Men, a month-long orgy of cheap booze, shooting matches, tall tales, and cut-throat trading. But at the rendezvous, the discovery of a corpse opens the door to hints of a greater plot-of madness and wholesale murder.Show more
Winner of the 2015 Avery O. Craven Prize from the Organization of American Historians Winner of the 2015 Sidney Hillman Prize A groundbreaking history demonstrating that America's economic supremacy was built on the backs of slaves Americans tend to cast slavery as a pre-modern institution -- the nation's original sin, perhaps, but isolated in time and divorced from America's later success. But to do so robs the millions who suffered in bondage of their full legacy. As historian Edward E. Baptist reveals in The Half Has Never Been Told, the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States. In the span of a single lifetime, the South grew from a narrow coastal strip of worn-out tobacco plantations to a continental cotton empire, and the United States grew into a modern, industrial, and capitalist economy. Told through intimate slave narratives, plantation records, newspapers, and the words of politicians, entrepreneurs, and escaped slaves, The Half Has Never Been Told offers a radical new interpretation of American history.Show more
In this short story collection, New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson takes us on five steamy, sexy adventures. From a freelance writer whose interview with a ruthless, ambitious, and very handsome millionaire turns into something so much more to an attorney's explosive encounter with a sexy club owner. From an event planner's very steamy night with an old flame to a businesswoman who wants to get back the man she let slip away while climbing the ladder of success. Experience just how much Brenda Jackson can turn up the heat!Show more
Lincoln Corbain still remembers the "spring-break fling" he shared with Raven Anderson. During the week they spent on Daytona Beach, they shared mind-blowing and unforgettable nights of passion. Four years later, when he sees her again in a bar, he can not help but to approach her. But, Raven has her heart set on another agenda...Show more
Houston freelance writer Gina Grant Farrell just got a job offer too good to refuse-a week on a Texas ranch to interview the ruthless, ambitious, and very handsome millionaire Mitch Farrell, who happens to be none other than her ex-husband! Is Mitch's proposal strictly business? Or is he planning a sizzling seduction and nights filled with strictly pleasure...?Show more
From the bestselling author of The Private Equity Playbook comes Adam Coffey’s second offering, The Exit-Strategy Playbook. Explore the universe of potential buyers. Learn how to assemble a team of expert advisors to prepare your business for sale. Walk step by step through a typical investment-banker-led midmarket sale process from start to finish. Adam Coffey has spent the last twenty years as CEO of three private-equity-backed national service companies. Through his experience executing a buy-and-build strategy, he has bought and sold more than 100 companies ranging in size from $1 million to $1 billion. Selling your business is an art. Learn from an experienced artist how to successfully navigate the sale process. This book isn’t about selling fast—it’s about selling smart and achieving maximum value for the time and effort you’ve put into your company. Pick up The Exit-Strategy Playbook today and get an instant PhD in the art of the business sale.Show more
New Orleans, 1836. When free black musician and surgeon Benjamin January attends the funeral of a friend, an accident tips the dead man out of his coffin-only to reveal an unexpected inhabitant. Just one person recognizes the corpse of the white man: Hannibal Sefton, fiddle-player and one of January's closest friends. But he seems unwilling to talk about his connection to the dead man ...Show more
What A Westmoreland Wants Mr. September: Callum Austell, sexy Australian ranch owner His Deepest Desire: The elusive Gemma Westmoreland The Seduction Plan: Get her on his turf-ASAP! He'd been biding his time, and now the perfect opportunity had arrived to pursue the ultimate object of his affections. Offering Gemma a job to decorate his new home meant she had to come to him. And on his territory, the Aussie knew he could easily woo her into his bed. But this Westmoreland woman was no pushover. If Callum was going to get what he wanted-as always-the millionaire just might have to utter three little words first. Taking Care of Business He wants her no matter what the cost… From the moment she met gorgeous media tycoon Tag Elliott, Renee Williams could only fantasize about darkened bedrooms, whispered promises and how his lips would feel on hers. But Renee is a social worker-and an excellent one at that, thank you very much-and Tag belongs to one of Manhattan's wealthiest families. It's not he's out of her league, it's that he's from a different world. Tag isn't looking for forever, but he starts falling hard and fast for the beauty assigned to his ailing mother. When Renee finally agrees to one night to live out their fantasies, he tries to ignore how quickly his heart gets tangled up with this intelligent, passionate woman. But their fling only fans the flames, and Tag is certain that once is not enough. Now he wants more…no matter how much scandal he'll create!Show more
Mr. September: Callum Austell, sexy Australian ranch owner His Deepest Desire: The elusive Gemma Westmoreland The Seduction Plan: Get her on his turf-ASAP! He'd been biding his time, and now the perfect opportunity had arrived to pursue the ultimate object of his affections. Offering Gemma a job to decorate his new home meant she had to come to him. And on his territory, the Aussie knew he could easily woo her into his bed. But this Westmoreland woman was no pushover. If Callum was going to get what he wanted-as always-the millionaire just might have to utter three little words first.Show more
BESTSELLING AUTHOR COLLECTION Reader-favorite romances in collectible volumes from our bestselling authors. BROKEN HEARTS MEND When Katie Rogers returns to Dundee, Idaho, it's not because she wants to. It's because she's disillusioned, broke-and pregnant. She was going to make something of her life in the big city. Instead, she's paying a high price for trusting the wrong man. Booker Robinson is the man she didn't trust, the man she'd left behind in Dundee…and the first person she sees when she comes back. But despite Booker's notorious past, he now has a successful business and a home of his own. Katie's vowed she'll never trust the wrong man again. But sometimes a man isn't everything he seems. And sometimes he's more… Previously published as A Family of Her Own FREE BONUS STORY INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! Temperatures Rising by New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson As a hurricane hits the Florida Keys, Sherri Griffin and Terrence Jeffries are stranded together, making their own shelter from the storm-and walking right into the eye of a hurricane of passion.Show more
Sherri Griffin knows all about hot, stormy weather. The kind where all a girl wants to do is strip down to her La Perla lingerie. A successful radio producer, Sherri's had to weather all kinds of storms. But nothing could prepare her for the force of football-star-turned-sports-DJ Terrence Jeffries. Never give your heart; never get hurt. That's the credo gorgeous, arrogant Terrence has always lived by. And he's looking to add Sherri to his all-star roster of lovely conquests. But a hurricane is poised to hit the Keys, leaving Sherri and Terrence stranded together. While the gathering clouds bring gale winds and pounding seas, Sherri and Terrence are making their own shelter from the storm. And walking right into the eye of a hurricane of passion.Show more
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