Stiletto

Stiletto
Author: Daniel O'Malley
Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9780316228039
Language: en
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In this spirited sequel to the acclaimed The Rook, Myfanwy Thomas returns to clinch an alliance between deadly rivals and avert epic -- and slimy -- supernatural war. When secret organizations are forced to merge after years of enmity and bloodshed, only one person has the fearsome powers---and the bureaucratic finesse---to get the job done. Facing her greatest challenge yet, Rook Myfanwy Thomas must broker a deal between two bitter adversaries: The Checquy---the centuries-old covert British organization that protects society from supernatural threats, and... The Grafters---a centuries-old supernatural threat. But as bizarre attacks sweep London, threatening to sabotage negotiations, old hatreds flare. Surrounded by spies, only the Rook and two women who absolutely hate each other, can seek out the culprits before they trigger a devastating otherworldly war. Stiletto is a novel of preternatural diplomacy, paranoia, and snide remarks, from an author who "adroitly straddles the thin line between fantasy, thriller, and spoof " (Booklist).

The Rook

The Rook
Author: Daniel O'Malley
Release: 2012-01-11
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780316193276
Language: en
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Now a Starz® Original Series "Utterly convincing and engrossing---totally thought-through and frequently hilarious....Even this aging, jaded, attention-deficit-disordered critic was blown away." --Lev Grossman, Time Myfanwy Thomas awakens in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, she must trust the instructions left by her former in order to survive. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization, and this person wants her dead. Battling to save herself, Myfanwy will encounter a person with four bodies, a woman who can enter her dreams, children transformed into deadly fighters, and terrifyingly vast conspiracy. Suspenseful and hilarious, THE ROOK is an outrageously imaginative thriller for readers who like their espionage with a dollop of purple slime.

Stiletto Network

Stiletto Network
Author: Pamela Ryckman
Release: 2013-05-16
Editor: AMACOM
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780814432549
Language: en
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During the past few years, professional women's groups have been coalescing in every major American city, collaborating to achieve clout and success--calling themselves “Power Bitches,” “Brazen Hussies,” and “S.L.U.T.S.: Successful Ladies Under Tremendous Stress.” This new girls’ network is alive and set to hyperdrive! Stiletto Network is the first book to highlight this groundbreaking movement of these trailblazing women. However, these pages are not only about celebrating these extraordinary women--from captains of industry to aspiring entrepreneurs--who have come together to celebrate, unwind, debate, and compare notes. They’re also about what happens when these women leave the table--how they mine their collective intelligence to realize their dreams or champion a cause, how they lift up their friends and push them forward, how they join forces to ensure each woman gets whatever it is she needs to accomplish her goals. Sharing story after story of extraordinary women banding together to help other extraordinary women, Stiletto Network is both a celebration and a call to action to a better way of doing business.

Stiletto

Stiletto
Author: Caroline Cox
Release: 2004-11-09
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9780060748135
Language: en
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Stiletto spells sex. Nothing else creates an erotically taut, arched foot or an overall come-hither silhouette quite like the stiletto heel.This exquisite book uncovers the compelling lure of the needle heel. A highly charged symbol, the stiletto suggests a multitude of contradictions - it can be elegant, vulgar, submissive, aggressive, subversive, conventional. The stiletto is phallic but supremely female, it makes the wearer at once vulnerable and in control. Six decades have seen the stiletto in vogue around the world with an ever-changing, kaleidoscopic clientele of classic ladies, Hollywood stars, fetishists, punks, princesses, power- dressers, cross-dressers, A-list celebrities, and the girl next door. For the first time, Stiletto attempts to uncover the compelling lure of the needle heel. Caroline Cox presents the various incarnations of the stiletto since its invention as a fantasy shoe brought to life by the flair and skill of shoemakers Vivier, Perugia, Ferragamo, and Jourdan in the early 1950s. Assertively modern, stilettos released women from the utilitarian wartime fashion of the 1940s, offering streamlined sophistication and glamour to women the world over. As the decade progressed the heel became saucier and higher, worn by starlets like Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield. By the end of the 1950s the heel was being worn by “bad girls” and had become a weapon of female power. The 1970s took the stiletto’s associations with sex and death and turned it into a fetish object, eulogized by artists Allen Jones and Eric Stanton. 1980s power dressers brought the stiletto back into the fashion arena, and today heels designed by Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, and Gina are the badge of celebrity status and fashion savvy. This exciting new book by an international fashion authority presents the story of the stiletto for the first time, illustrated with new and vintage photography to explore the stiletto’s long relationship with sex, power femininity, fashion, and fetishism.

The Black Stiletto The Complete Saga

The Black Stiletto  The Complete Saga
Author: Raymond Benson
Release: 2015-07-15
Editor: Oceanview Publishing
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781608091591
Language: en
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All five Black Stiletto books in one stunning saga This USA Today and New York Times best-selling five-book saga tells the entire amazing story of Judy Cooper, the famed Black Stiletto of vigilante fame. The story is told by Martin Talbot, the Stiletto’s son, in the words of the Stiletto herself through her diaries. Martin does not discover these diaries until his mother, suffering from Alzheimer Disease, is confined to a nursing home. Imagine his utter shock when he realizes that his mother’s diaries—and other revealing discoveries—bring the Black Stiletto’s—his mother’s—past into the present. This awe-inspiring five-book saga takes the reader through the parallel lives of Judy today and the young masked crime stopper from the 1950’s and ’60’s. From New York to Los Angeles to Texas, Judy—the Stiletto—is a hero to the public, but a hunted enemy of law enforcement and criminals, including the Mafia. As she relentlessly fights for justice, her life is in constant danger. And that danger returns to the present to threaten Martin, his daughter, and Judy, herself. The Black Stiletto Saga covers the entire story. The old Judy, the young Judy, and the Black Stiletto. All five books in one package: The Black Stiletto, The Black Stiletto: Black & White, The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes, The Black Stiletto: Secrets & Lies, and The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings.

Stiletto Justice

Stiletto Justice
Author: Camryn King
Release: 2018-02-27
Editor: Dafina
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781496702173
Language: en
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Camryn King’s sizzling debut novel delivers an intriguing tale of three resourceful women with a ruthless senator in their sights—and even more explosive ways to take him down . . . A successful businesswoman who used to play by the rules. A cautious single mother who never took chances. A gorgeous rebel out of money and almost out of time. Each loves a man unjustly charged and convicted by former prosecutor Hammond Grey. They've tried every legal remedy to get justice—only to see Hammond climb ever higher up the political ladder and secure himself behind power and privilege . . . So when Kim, Jayda, and Harley meet in a support group, they've got no options left. It’s time for them to launch Plan B. And they won't stop at infiltrating Hammond's elite world and uncovering mass corruption. Exploiting his deepest weakness is the ultimate delicious payback—and the kind of justice they'll gamble everything to get . . . “A thought-provoking takedown of the $70 billion commercial-prison industry. Readers might find it’s just the right time to read about women fighting injustice—and one despicable man—together.” —Booklist

Scarlet Stiletto The Second Cut

Scarlet Stiletto  The Second Cut
Author: Phillis King
Release: 2011
Editor: Clan Destine Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780987160379
Language: en
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The Second Cut features a thrilling selection of stories culled from the Scarlet Stiletto Awards held annually by Sisters in Crime Australia. This sequel to the bestselling First Cut features the 1st Prize winners from 2007 - 2010, and a selection of category winners from the 17-year history of the Scarlet Stiletto Awards. A superb collection of page-turning mysteries in which fabulous female protagonists solve - and sometimes perpetrate - all kinds of crimes. Featuring cops, killers, PIs, crooks and amateur sleuths, these award-winning stories will have you on the edge of your seat, will chill your blood and sometimes make you laugh out loud.

The Black Stiletto Endings Beginnings

The Black Stiletto  Endings   Beginnings
Author: Raymond Benson
Release: 2014-10-25
Editor: Oceanview Publishing
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781608091041
Language: en
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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Black Stiletto faces a showdown with destiny Raymond Benson's The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings is the startling, climactic finale to the five-book, critically-acclaimed saga of The Black Stiletto. It's 1962. Judy Cooper, the Black Stiletto, is devastated at the betrayal by her nemesis and former lover, mobster Leo Kelly. Additionally, Leo and his psychotically dangerous sister, Christina, have set out to ruin the Stiletto's reputation in L.A. with a series of crimes that are made to appear as if the crime-fighter is responsible. The very pregnant Judy must fight back only with her wits and cunning—until disaster strikes and she is forced to flee to her old hometown in Texas for the final showdown with destiny. Meanwhile, in the present, the Alzheimer's that afflicts elderly Judy is in its last stage, but her son and granddaughter, Martin and Gina, must continue to protect her from the past's last remaining assault, culminating in a cathartic and explosive conclusion.

Scarlet Stiletto The Thirteenth Cut 2021

Scarlet Stiletto  The Thirteenth Cut   2021
Author: Phyllis King
Release: 2021-11-29
Editor: Clan Destine Press
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780645316766
Language: en
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Scarlet Stiletto: The Thirteenth Cut - 2021 features thirteen award-winning stories from the 28th annual Scarlet Stiletto Awards. 'Crime and mystery short stories of startling originality; and a grim warning of what evil lurks in Australian suburbia.' - Kerry Greenwood The Scarlet Stiletto series of eBooks – the First to the Thirteenth Cuts – feature superb collections of spine-chilling crime and mystery short stories, by Australian women writers, curated from 28 years of the Scarlet Stiletto Awards hosted by Sisters in Crime Australia.

If the Stiletto Fits

If the Stiletto Fits
Author: Wendy Etherington
Release: 2014-11-15
Editor: Harlequin
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781460370377
Language: en
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How does a girl sweep a guy off his feet? Thanks to an amazingly efficient business manager, Lily Reaves finds herself teetering—in stilettos, no less—on the brink of distinction now that her line of come-get-me pumps shows every sign of becoming a huge success. Which is why James's announcement that he's leaving brings her to earth with an unpleasant thump. Before his arrival, everything was a mess. Even finding a lover was impossible, which was why she'd discarded them like so many ill-fitting shoes. Hmm. Could James be the perfect "fit" for both her business and pleasure? If so, she'll have to curb that occasional urge to open her mouth—and insert high heel! It's going to be war!

The Black Stiletto

The Black Stiletto
Author: Raymond Benson
Release: 2011-09-05
Editor: Oceanview Publishing
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781608090211
Language: en
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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Warning: Do not cross the Black Stiletto! Could Martin Talbot's elderly, Alzheimer-stricken mother, Judy, really have been the Black Stiletto? When Martin discovers several volumes of her diaries hidden by his mother, he is stunned beyond all imagination. His mother, the underground heroine of yesteryear? The famed, still unidentified woman who battled Communist spies, took on the Mafia, and preyed on common crooks? The woman who exacted punishment on evildoers without mercy? But it is all described, in great detail, in the diaries. What caused her to begin her quest for justice. Her decision to act outside the law. Her feats as the famed and feared vigilante. How her reputation exploded. In short, how it all played out. Could it be true? Talbot is filled with doubt and disbelief. But the reappearance of one of the Stiletto's old enemies with a thirst for merciless revenge makes the story more than real and could imperil the life of not only the Stiletto, but her son and granddaughter as well.

Scarlet Stiletto The Ninth Cut 2017

Scarlet Stiletto  The Ninth Cut   2017
Author: Phyllis King
Release: 2018-11-01
Editor: Clan Destine Press
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780648198529
Language: en
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The Scarlet Stiletto Awards were set up 26 years ago to encourage and support female crime writers. Since then over 3000 stories have been entered in the annual short story competition which requires the author and the main protagonist of the story to be women. 2017 saw 186 entries, 26 of which were shortlisted, with 13 being chosen to receive awards and which appear in this collection. The stories are set in varied locations, from the outback to busy cities; they are funny, poignant and thought-provoking. But they are all written by talented women and Sisters in Crime are honoured to present their work.

Scarlet Stiletto The Fifth Cut 2013

Scarlet Stiletto  The Fifth Cut   2013
Author: Phyllis King
Release: 2018-11-01
Editor: Clan Destine Press
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780992329655
Language: en
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A superb collection of page-turning mysteries in which fabulous female protagonists solve - and sometimes perpetrate - all kinds of crimes. Featuring cops, killers, PIs, crooks and amateur sleuths, these award-winning stories will have you on the edge of your seat, will chill your blood and sometimes make you laugh out loud.

Stiletto Sisterhood

Stiletto Sisterhood
Author: Fallon DeMornay
Release: 2022-04-12
Editor: W by Wattpad Books
Pages: 0
ISBN: 9781989365991
Language: en
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When they first met, best friends Priya, Isobel, Caitlin, Eshe, and Shayne swore a vow: Chase dreams not drama. Now, years later . . . Priya Seth is determined to win the coveted one-year mentorship with her idol at New York’s hottest law firm. Her rival? Last night’s hookup, Hadrian Marek. Despite having a privileged upper hand, Hadrian is willing to form an alliance. Priya’s only condition? No sex. Isobel Morgan is planning the perfect wedding, fighting to get the promotion she deserves, and caring for her dependent father. But when a video of her cheating fiancé goes viral, her world comes crashing down until she gets an offer that merges her passion for news and activism. The caveat? Long hours and travel away from her father. As these young women discover that achieving dreams is often erratic, and drama is as inevitable as adulting, the foundation of their friendship begins to crack, putting their sisterhood to the test.

The Termination Protocol

The Termination Protocol
Author: Brian Drake
Release: 2019-05-16
Editor: Scott Stiletto
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1641196262
Language: en
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The Termination Protocol is the first book in the hard-edged, action thriller series - Scott Stiletto. The United States is under siege, and the enemy has help from the White House! Scott Stiletto is one of the CIA's toughest assets, a veteran of numerous missions, an operative with compassion and ruthlessness in equal parts. His enemy is the New World Revolutionary Front, a terrorist organization seeking to overthrow the government of the United States and install their own puppet--a willing puppet, who is already very close to the president he wishes to replace. With freedom and justice hanging in the balance, Scott Stiletto gives no quarter. He will give the enemy a one-way ticket to hell! "...99% pure action fun, no additives. I had to stop reading the book several times just to catch my breath..."

The Magnolia Inn

The Magnolia Inn
Author: Anne-Marie Meyer
Release: 2021-12-13
Editor: Anne-Marie Meyer
Pages: 329
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Language: en
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***A USA Today Bestselling Book!*** ★★★★★"A beautiful story of brokenness, forgiveness, and second chances."" -- Reviewer If my mother thought that restoring the run down family inn would break me, she was wrong. The hardest part of falling in love with the small town of Magnolia and my grumpy handyman is knowing at some point, I'm going to have to sell the inn and leave. Maggie My ex-husband left me for my best friend. I’m 36, unemployed, and about to be evicted. My only option is to ask my estranged mother for help. She offers me a deal: fix up the run down family inn on the small island of Magnolia and any of the proceeds I can make off the sale, will be mine to invest. Determined to start believing in myself, I roll into town with an unhealthy amount of optimism. The only person who is going to stop me, is me. That is, until I meet my grumpy handyman. He has more walls built up around his heart than the three story inn I’m restoring, but I’m determined to break them down. Even if he’s determined to stop me. Clementine I meant to leave Magnolia at some point in my life. With a full ride scholarship to Juilliard, my dream was to dance. But Dad got sick and I needed to stay to run the local hardware store. Plus, there’s no way I can rely on my older brother, Archer, who can’t outrun the ghosts of his past. When Maggie blows into town, I can’t help but feel inspired by her desire to reinvent herself and when she asks for the local handyman, it becomes the perfect opportunity to provide Archer with purpose and perhaps, a little bit of sunshine. As our friendship grows, I realize just how much I needed a sisterhood. And when I catch Archer smiling, I realize that he needed Maggie as well. I just hope that when the time comes to sell the inn, Maggie fights to stay, because I’m not sure we could handle the heartbreak if she leaves. The Magnolia Inn will capture you from page one. It is a story chock full of friendship, laughter, and swoon-worthy romance. Don’t pass up this wonderful story. Grab your copy TODAY! Keywords: strong heroine, slow burn romance, contemporary romance, romance books, second chance romance, love after loss, womens fiction, clean romance, book series, small town romance, completed series, restoring inn, divorcee, starting over, new move in, grandmother, new friendships, bookclub, broken hero, forgiveness, second chance at love, wholesome romance, sweet romance, middle aged women, women over thirty, single woman fiction, best friends brother

The Blood Tide

The Blood Tide
Author: Brian Drake
Release: 2019-12-30
Editor: Scott Stiletto
Pages: 328
ISBN: 1647340020
Language: en
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When a Colombian drug cartel achieves a stranglehold on the East Coast of the United States, Scott Stiletto vows explosive vengeance on those responsible--because the cartel has help from the DEA, law enforcement officials who no longer care who gets hurt as long as they get paid.

The Trouble with Love

The Trouble with Love
Author: Lauren Layne
Release: 2015-03-03
Editor: Loveswept
Pages: 237
ISBN: 9781101883433
Language: en
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As Lauren Layne’s salacious Sex, Love & Stiletto series returns, a jaded columnist discovers a steamy way to get over an old flame: falling for him all over again. As Stiletto magazine’s authority on all things breakup-and-heartache, Emma Sinclair writes from personal experience. Five years ago, Emma was Charlotte, North Carolina’s darling debutante and a blushing bride-to-be. Now she’s the ice queen of the Manhattan dating scene. Emma left her sultry Southern drawl behind, but not even her closest friends know that with it she left her heart. Now Emma’s latest article forces her to face her demons—namely, the devilishly sexy guy who ditched her at the altar. After giving up everything for a pro-soccer career, Alex Cassidy watches his dreams crumble as a knee injury sidelines him for good. Now he’s hanging up his cleats and giving journalism a shot. It’s just a coincidence that he happens to pick a job in the same field, and the same city, as his former fiancée . . . right? But when Emma moves in next door, it’s no accident. It’s research. And Alex can’t help wondering what might have been. Unlike the innocent girl he remembers, this Emma is chic, sophisticated, and assertive—and she wants absolutely nothing to do with him. The trouble is, Alex has never wanted her more. Praise for The Trouble with Love “The Trouble with Love is a heartwarming read I devoured in one sitting and haven’t been able to stop smiling over since.”—New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke Lauren Layne’s New York Times bestselling Oxford Novel series can be read in any order: IRRESISTIBLY YOURS I WISH YOU WERE MINE SOMEONE LIKE YOU I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE I THINK I LOVE YOU Don’t miss any of Lauren Layne’s hot reads: The Love Unexpectedly series: BLURRED LINES | GOOD GIRL | LOVE STORY | WALK OF SHAME | AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS The Sex, Love & Stiletto series: AFTER THE KISS | LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH | JUST ONE NIGHT | THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE The Redemption series: ISN’T SHE LOVELY | BROKEN | CRUSHED The I Do, I Don’t series: READY TO RUN | RUNAWAY GROOM Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Once Upon Stilettos

Once Upon Stilettos
Author: Shanna Swendson
Release: 2006-04-25
Editor: Ballantine Books
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780345493385
Language: en
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Click your heels three times and say, “There’s no place like Bloomies!” Katie Chandler’s life is pure magic–literally. As an executive assistant at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., she’s seen more than her share of fantastical occurrences. A mere Manhattan mortal, Katie is no wizard, but she’s a wiz at exposing “hokum” pocus, cloaked lies, and deceptive enchantments. And she’s fallen under the all-too-human spell of attraction to Owen, a hunky wizard and coworker. Owen, however, is preoccupied. Someone has broken into his office and disrupted top-secret files, and it reeks of an inside job. CEO Merlin (yes, the Merlin) and taps Katie and her special ability to uncover the magical mole. Keeping her feelings in check while sleuthing alongside Owen, Katie is shocked to discover that her immunity to magic is waning, putting her in grave danger. Soon she’s surrendering to the charms and enchantments of everyone and everything around her, including a killer pair of red stilettos. Katie must now conjure up her natural instincts to get to the bottom of the break-in, regain her power, and win the wizard of her dreams.

Snakes

Snakes
Author: Harry W. Greene
Release: 1997
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 351
ISBN: 0520224876
Language: en
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In clear, engaging prose, "Snakes" provides an up-to-date summary of every facet of the natural history of snakes--their diversity, evolution, and conservation--and, at the same time, makes a personal statement about why these animals are so compelling. 215 color photos. 3 tables.