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Afterburn

0743470974
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Review
Entertainment Weekly Not mere Harlequin bodice ripping, but sweaty, grab-the-back-of-his-head-and-make-him-scream sex.
Today's Black Woman A legend among her fellow authors as far as erotic literary fiction goes.
The New York Times Arguably not since...Nancy Friday has American letters produced a purveyor of erotica with such mass-market appeal.

Review
Entertainment Weekly Not mere Harlequin bodice ripping, but sweaty, grab-the-back-of-his-head-and-make-him-scream sex.

Today's Black Woman A legend among her fellow authors as far as erotic literary fiction goes.

The New York Times Arguably not since...Nancy Friday has American letters produced a purveyor of erotica with such mass-market appeal.

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Date like a Man: What Men Know about Dating and Are Afraid You'll Find Out
Myreah Moore
0060932910
February 2001
Paperback
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-- Sinbad
"Girl, you are the Diva of Dating!"

Nancy L. Slotnich
"Date Like a Man is a breath of fresh air. Though I am considered by many to be a dating expert, I picked up a number of good suggestions from this book. Even if you're pretty good at getting guys, if you're still single, you need this book." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Staying Pure
Stephanie Perry Moore
0802442366
July 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Not only is Payton Skky popular, but she is also dating the best looking guy at her high school. While he is pressuring her to sleep with him, Payton is content to wait, convinced that he is the one she will marry. As the pressure increases Payton starts to wonder if waiting is really worth it, especially since she believes that they will always be together. If she gives in, will they always be together?


I Kissed Dating Goodbye
Joshua Harris
1590521358
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
While most Christians agree to seek purity and save sex for marriage, few have been given a blueprint for how that should affect their view of dating and love. In I Kissed Dating Goodbye, Joshua Harris exposes the "Seven Habits of Highly Defective Dating" and offers a realistic outline of how to have a biblical vision of marriage. Harris contends that one must begin with a new attitude, viewing love, purity, and singleness from God's perspective rather than thinking that love and romance are to be enjoyed "solely for recreation." In such well-named chapters as "Guarding Your Heart" and "What Matters at Fifty," Harris encourages the reader to look at one's character rather than reveling in infatuation, to regard love as a truly selfless, biblical act rather than a feeling. He refutes the concept that we are victims of...


Confessions of a Boyfriend Stealer

0385732422


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From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up–In this story written as a blog, fictitious readers comment on the trials and tribulations of the book's protagonist, Genesis Bell. She and her two best friends are known as the Terribles. Her friends are shallow, promiscuous, and nasty. Gen's narcissistic mother and sister are over-the-top–as shallow and promiscuous as the Terribles, and perhaps more unbelievable, as they both fall for the same man, who is–a Bible thumper. As the story unfolds, Gen's friends' boyfriends come on to her. She is at first happy for the male attention, and then guilty about betraying her friends–even though they are busy betraying their boyfriends. When Gen confesses that she accidentally kissed one of the boys, the girls can't or won't believe her, and she is hurt. Gen wants to be a...


The Rules
Ellen Fein
0446602744
Feb 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
An unexpected bestseller, this self-help book for women who want to hook a man seems to have struck a chord with desperate American women. Fein and Schneider, whose main credentials seem to be that they are married, lay out the rules to be followed for successfully snagging a dream hunk. And these rules are hard as cast-iron--Rule Five: Don't Call Him and Rarely Return His Calls. The idea is to return to pre-feminist mind games, exploiting the male hunting urge by playing hard to get. The result seems unliberating--Rule Seventeen: Let Him Take the Lead--but it seems to be capturing female minds. Rules Girls are eyeing the phone with steely resolve, and Rules seminars are springing up nationwide. Curious bachelors have been observed studying The Rules, some frowning, others with the supercilious smile of the hunter. ...


Sex, Lies, and Online Dating
Rachel Gibson
0060772913
January 2006
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
What's a homicide detective to do when tracking down a female serial killer who targets her victims via online dating sites? In Gibson's breezy, formulaic new romance set in Boise, Idaho, said detective—handsome Quinn McIntyre—logs online and goes out on numerous first dates until he pinpoints the woman wacko enough to have committed the crimes. So begins the relationship between Quinn and Lucy Rothschild, a well-educated, 30-something professional who fits the killer's profile. Quinn isn't the only one with an agenda, however. Lucy, a mystery writer, is doing research for her next novel, which coincidentally features a female serial killer and Internet dating. Mutual lust impedes both Quinn and Lucy's plans, and miscommunication and the real serial killer serve as speed bumps on their path to love....


Ready or Not
Meg Cabot
0060724501
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 9 Up–Samantha Madison is back. She is still a semi-celebrity for saving the president's life and she is still dating his son. She is faced with a huge dilemma when it appears that she not only condemns the president's new Return to Family policy, but also implies that she has slept with David. The ensuing consequences and Samantha's conflicted feelings about sex provide drama. A subplot involves Lucy, Samantha's older sister, falling for her nerdy math tutor, who does not return her feelings. This is a surprisingly political book with a positive attitude about sex. The themes are more mature than those of The Princess Diaries series. Samantha writes frequent top-10 lists, such as Top ten things that suck about being the sister of the most popular girl in school. Teen sexuality and honesty about...


Mars and Venus on a Date: A Guide for Navigating the 5 Stages of Dating to Create a Loving and Lasting Relationship
John Gray
006093221X
July 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
The latest tentacle of John Gray's formidable Mars and Venus octopus deals with a topic near to the heart of almost everybody--dating. With a lot of insight and common sense, Gray tackles the hard and often messy business of finding "a soul mate." Without fear or favor, Mars and Venus on a Date dissects the dynamics between men and women and the five stages each relationship must pass through: attraction, uncertainty, exclusivity, intimacy, and, finally, engagement (for marriage, of course). Even though Mars and Venus on a Date isn't The Rules by a long shot, the courtship it describes is surprisingly old-fashioned. It's chock-full of things your mother might say: "Most people find or are found by their soul mates when they are not really looking." "The man should never talk more than the...


The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists
Neil Strauss
0060554738
September 1, 2005
Leather Bound
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From Publishers Weekly
[Signature]Reviewed by Amy SohnI never dated Neil Strauss, but I dated guys like him. Like many New York women, I have always gone for balding, pale guys because they're grateful and good in bed. But a few years ago, a distraught Strauss decided he was a loser with women and set about transforming himself into the world's greatest pick-up artist. The Game is his long, often tedious but hilarious account of how he did it. This ugly-duckling tale will affect different readers in different ways, depending on their degree of cynicism: some will be awed by Strauss's ménage-à-trois snowball scene, while others will suspect it was cribbed from a third-rate porno Strauss watched in his pre-macking days.When his story begins Strauss is, well, a Neil: an unconfident, self-described AFC (average frustrated chump). He is also,...


Sex & the City
Candace Bushnell
0446673544
Sept 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
The "Sex and the City" columnist for the New York Observer documents the social scene of modern-day Manhattan. The reader gets an introduction to "Modelizers," the men who only have eyes for models, as well as a more common species, the "Toxic Bachelor." Reading like a society novel gone downtown and askew, Sex and the City is a comically sordid look at status and ambition and the many characters consumed by the sexual politics of the '90s. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly
"We're leading sensory saturated lives," announces jetsetting photographer and playboy Peter Beard in a roundtable discussion of menages a trois, setting the tone of opulent debasement that suffuses this collection of Bushnell's punchy, archly knowing...


Love Smart : Find the One You Want--Fix the One You Got
Phil McGraw
0743272099
December 6, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
13-digit ISBN is 9780743272094 Targeted primarily at single women looking for a clear formula that leads in the direction of marriage, Love Smart also aims to refresh current marriages that feel a bit lacking. Whether readers find it helpful will depend partially on their sense of humor—Dr. Phil titles one chapter "Bag 'em, Tag 'em and Take 'em Home", a pretty fair example of the rest of the jokes and the general attitude of the book's advice. Marriage is what it's about, and the dating game has specific rules that, once learned, any "player" can use to succeed. While not quite as strict as the infamous The Rules, this is a manual that treats marriage as a prize, winnable only by those who regard old-fashioned rules as the only possible set.

An early exercise suggests that women make detailed lists...



Breaking Up Is Really, Really Hard to Do (The Dating Game #2)
Natalie Standiford
0316110418
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Is he "It?" You knowthe truly perfect guy? Suddenly Holly isn't sure that her boyfriend is "It." Lina is so sure her teacher Dan is "It" that she begins a risky e-mail relationship with him. Madison's "It" has always been Sean...until she met Stephen. Can there be two "Its?"


Gossip Girl #9: Only In Your Dreams : A Gossip Girl Novel (Gossip Girl)
Cecily von Ziegesar
0316011827
May 10, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where the girls are dazzling, the guys are gorgeous, and the summer heat is the perfect excuse to throw a fabulous roof-deck pool party. As if we need a reason! It's our last summer together before heading off to college, and things are sizzling - no, it's not just the weather. Despite that steamy kiss on graduation night, Blair, Serena, and Nate have gone their separate ways...though not for long. Blair is off to London with her English Lord boyfriend, Serena's about to become a movie star - as if she wasn't a star already! - and Nate's rolling up his well-worn khakis and heading to the Hamptons. Back in New York, Dan and Vanessa are rekindling their love. Fiery! Watch out, this summer is going to be hotter than ever.


Why Men Love Bitches
Sherry Argov
1580627560
Oct 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Contending that some women are "too nice," comedian and radio show host Sherry Argov has written Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl-A Woman's Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship. "I'm not recommending that a woman have an abrasive disposition," Argov writes, "The woman I'm describing is kind yet strong. She doesn't give up her life, and she won't chase a man." Her sassy book is filled with scenarios and advice aimed at making women subtly stronger and self-empowered. Argov's principles, which range from the farfetched to the downright absurd, include "If you give him a feeling of power, he'll want to protect you and he'll want to give you the world" and "A little distance combined with the appearance of self-control makes him nervous that he may be losing you." The book, which has already been...


The Dating Game #1
Natalie Standiford
031611040X
February 2005
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 8 Up–Buddies Madison, Holly, and Lina all become the talk of their high school when they start their own Web site, giving advice and setting up those in need with dates. Holly is dealing with her overdeveloped body and the rumors it has caused while Lina is trying to get her barely-out-of-college teacher to treat her as something more than a student. Madison is trying her hardest to act more grown up and get the cutest boy in school to notice her no matter what it takes. The teens eventually come to the conclusion that the guys they were originally interested in are not necessarily right for them. The story ends with unanswered questions about Holly and her new gentleman-like boyfriend and their fate, as well as the other girls and their newfound identities, leaving room for the next volume in...


King Dork
Frank Portman
0385732910
April 11, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Review
In Frank Portman's dazzling debut novel, frustrated song-writer and high school student Tom Henderson finds his dead father's copy of The Catcher in the Rye, and his life changes forever. Part social satire, part mystery, with a healthy dose of rock music (and angst), King Dork is one of our must-read favorites of the year. Bonus Content from Frank Portman

Frank Portman (aka Dr. Frank) is not just an author, he's also a musician. We were lucky enough to get a few tracks and a few words from the man behind King Dork, his band The Mr. T. Experience, and the relationship between his book and his music.

"King Dork"
This is the "title track" for my new book. No matter how many times I say that (and I've now said it at least twice by my count) it still sounds...


I Can't Believe I'm Buying This Book: A Commonsense Guide to Successful Internet Dating
Evan Marc Katz
1580085717
March 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this Internet dating primer, a self-proclaimed online serial dater demystifies fishing in the electronic sea. Katz, founder of the world's first Internet dating consultant firm, E-Cyrano, assures the uninitiated that Internet dating is the "wave of the present," with over 40 percent of all single adults in America searching for love online. Although Katz admits he's never sustained a relationship for more than seven months, he entertainingly reviews how to present one's self on the Web and prepare for every eventuality-from deciding how long to wait before meeting in person to who should pick up the check. Much of his advice is common sense-write a lively introductory essay, be selective in whom you respond to-but, as Katz notes, common sense often goes the way of the Dodo when it comes to dating. Copyright...


Dateable
Justin Lookadoo
0800759117
July 2003
Paperback
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From the Back Cover
Dateable: having an internal sense of confidence, control, and sexuality that inadvertently attracts members of the opposite sex, resulting in positive effects before, during, and after the relationship. Justin Lookadoo is a juvenile probation officer, author, and speaker whose hard-hitting humor and in-your-face message connects with teens. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Hayley Morgan developed and created Extreme for Jesus, a multi-million unit selling brand for teens. Her new company, Hungry Planet, is a teen think tank based in Nashville whose expertise is understanding and connecting with teenagers.

About the Author
Hayley DiMarco is chief creative officer and founder of Hungry Planet, where she writes and creates cutting-edge books that connect with the...


Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers
Louise Rennison
006058937X
June 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7-9–Georgia Nicolson's life is full of drama and trauma, and no one seems to understand–not Mutti, not Vati, not her best friend, Jas. Georgia's family is off for the uncharted reaches of Hamburger-a-gogo-land, and she is sure she will see her crush, Masimo, there. Her family will be visiting Memphis, but surely Manhattan isn't far? And it shouldn't be difficult to track down a family called Scarlotti in Manhattan, right? When the Nicholsons return home, Masimo unseen, Georgia is sad. She is truly heartbroken, however, when he comes back and seems more interested in Wet Lindsay than in Georgia herself. This is not a stand-alone title; some of the situations are better understood by knowing the vast and storied history that is Georgia's life–her hatred for Wet Lindsay, for example, and...


The System: How to Get Laid Today!
Roy Valentine
097291871X
January 31, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The System offers a unique approach to getting women. Instead of giving generic rules and macho advice about dating and women, this book gives specific step-by-step instructions on how to take women home the same day they are met. Never look at dating women the same again.


Jane Austen's Guide to Dating
Lauren Henderson
1401301177
January 2005
Paperback
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New York Daily News
"It'll make you seem witty and well-read when complaining about your love life."

Book Description
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." --Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice There was never a more astute chronicler of the hits and near-misses of love than Jane Austen. Now, she helps readers discover their inner heroines and get the guy in this witty book of romance and dating strategies. Utilizing wisdom inspired by Jane Austen's novels, from Sense and Sensibility to Pride and Prejudice and beyond, author Lauren Henderson creates an indispensable guide for navigating the all-too-mystifying dating scene. Harnessing the triumphs and pitfalls of Austen's classic...


Rainbow Road
Alex Sanchez
0689865651
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 9 Up–The final installment of this trilogy is a true winner. Even though coming out publicly resulted in Virginia high school basketball star Jason Carrillo's losing his college athletic scholarship, it turned him into an important role model for gay and lesbian teens. And so, when a new GLBT high school in Los Angeles is searching for a keynote speaker for its opening ceremony, it is not surprising that Jason is given an all-expenses-paid invitation. His boyfriend, Kyle, definitely wants to be there, too. And Kyle's best friend–pink-haired, boy-hungry Nelson–has a car and thinks that this would be the perfect opportunity for a post-senior-year road trip. Virginia to L.A. by car: 3000 miles and plenty of time to gain an understanding of what being gay in America is all about. These...


Boundaries in Dating
Henry Cloud
0310200342
March 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Between singleness and marriage lies the journey of dating. Want to make your road as smooth as possible? Set and maintain healthy boundaries -- boundaries that will help you grow in freedom, honesty, and self-control. If many of your dating experiences have been difficult, Boundaries in Dating could revolutionize the way you handle relationships. And even if you’re doing well, the insights you'll gain from his much-needed book can help you fine-tune or even completely readjust important areas of your dating life. Written by the authors of the best-selling book Boundaries, Boundaries in Dating is your road map to the kind of enjoyable, rewarding dating that can take you from weekends alone to a lifetime with the soul mate you've longed for.

From the Publisher
Dating can...


Every Young Man's Battle : Strategies for Victory in the Real World of Sexual Temptation (The Every Man Series)
Stephen Arterburn, et al
1578565375
March 19, 2002
Paperback
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From AudioFile
This is an evangelical Christian view of male sexuality, in particular that of adolescent men. The authors are tastefully explicit, discussing a number of topics--premarital sex, masturbation, desire and lust, and pornography--and presenting ways to handle them according to the authors' interpretation of scripture. Charles and Yankee do a competent job in this abridged production. Both have an easygoing pace that does not lag, and one has something of a country accent that is not overdone. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

Book Description
In this world you’re surrounded by sexual images that open the door to temptation. They’re...


Afterburn

0743470982
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Review
"The woman does incredible, erotic things with words. Read with a lover nearby."-- Eric Jerome Dickey

Book Description
When Washington, D.C., chiropractor Yardley Brown goes to his local bank, it isn't only to make deposits into his account. He has long since accrued some interest in Rayne Waters, a bank employee who's too beautiful to be true -- and too beautiful to be single. At least that's what Yardley believes, which is why he has never approached her. Little does he know that Rayne is anything but taken. Not for want of trying, of course. But after barely surviving a dating disaster with her hairdresser's brother and then falling for a member of her church band, she's on the verge of giving up. That is, until Yardley -- discouraged by his own slew of dead-end romances --...


How to Get a Date Worth Keeping: Be Dating in Six Months or Your Money Back
Henry Cloud
0310262658
February 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Geared for the reported 3.5 million evangelical Christian singles in America, this guide by Cloud-author of the bestselling Boundaries series of relationship books-offers sound advice on the dating game. Some of his tenets may take Christian readers by surprise: he asserts, for example, that there's no one Mr. or Ms. Right for each person, and that people should stop waiting around for a dream individual to sweep them off their feet. ("God guides and provides," Cloud states, "but he also requires us to do our part.") He also asserts that dating is not just a precursor to marriage, disagreeing with those Christians who refuse to date unless they glimpse a tiered wedding cake at the end of the rainbow. Non-serious dating, Cloud writes, is an essential step in the process of eventually finding a mate, because it...


Twilight
Stephenie Meyer
0316160172
October 5, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
"Softly he brushed my cheek, then held my face between his marble hands. 'Be very still,' he whispered, as if I wasn't already frozen. Slowly, never moving his eyes from mine, he leaned toward me. Then abruptly, but very gently, he rested his cold cheek against the hollow at the base of my throat."

As Shakespeare knew, love burns high when thwarted by obstacles. In Twilight, an exquisite fantasy by Stephenie Meyer, readers discover a pair of lovers who are supremely star-crossed. Bella adores beautiful Edward, and he returns her love. But Edward is having a hard time controlling the blood lust she arouses in him, because--he's a vampire. At any moment, the intensity of their passion could drive him to kill her, and he agonizes over the danger. But, Bella would rather be dead than part from Edward, so she risks...



The Layguide: How to Seduce Women More Beautiful Than You Ever Dreamed Possible No Matter What You Look Like or How Much You Make
Tony Clink
0806526025
July 2004
Paperback
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Men Are Like Fish: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Catching a Man
Steve Nakamoto
0967089328
June 2002
Paperback
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ForeWordReviews.com, June 2002
Sweetly old-fashioned, wickedly on target. Guaranteed to give even the most jaded and discouraged romantic angler a more joyful perspective.

Dr. Toni Grant, Clinical and Media Psychologist, June 2002
Solid and practical advice for enhancing your feminine allure and inspiring your special man. Entertaining, provocative, filled with great quotes.

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What's Going on Down There : Answers to Questions Boys Find Hard to Ask
Karen Gravelle, et al
0802775403
October 1, 1998
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-10-The author of The Period Book (Walker, 1996) teams up with two teenage consultants to provide a useful and readable guide to puberty for boys. Written in the voice of a trusted adult, this title deftly covers physical changes, sexual intercourse, peer pressure, and pregnancy and birth. Gravelle reassures readers that there are a lot of different ways to describe normal when discussing puberty, and that each person will experience changes on his own timetable. The book balances information about being a sexual person with that of being a responsible person. While providing detailed and accurate information on genital size, birth-control devices, and sexually transmitted diseases, there is also an emphasis on the psychological changes occurring at the same time. Homosexuality and bisexuality are...

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