Daily Deals for Tuesday, August 26

By on August 26, 2014
Starstruck Romance and Other Hollywood Tails: A Second Acts Novel by Julia Dumont

Starstruck Romance and Other Hollywood Tails: A Second Acts Novelby Julia Dumont

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As her Second Acts Dating Service truly takes off, Cynthia Amas discovers that in the heady world of high-end Hollywood romance, with success comes complexity. In this wildly seductive romp through the lush canyons and lavish neighborhoods of Los Angeles, the line between business and pleasure quickly blurs in a dizzying rush of sex and celebrity. Just as our heroine’s uncanny genius for matching up her growing roster of exclusive love seekers continues to deepen, her own love life reaches a fever pitch. Things get complicated. And funny. And excruciatingly sensual. Cynthia’s high-maintenance lovelorn mother, her maddeningly hot ex-fling Max, a long-lost high school crush, and of course her best friend, the libidinous, star-crazed Lolita and her mysterious pack of telepathic canines, are all along for the ride. Not to mention one very rich, very famous film producer. On top of everything else, her newest, most important client is literally the biggest movie star in the world. In more ways than one. When it comes to extra curriculars, he is the hardest-working stud in show business. Try as Cynthia may to hook him up with any number of gorgeous ladies in waiting, his notoriously one-track mind is set on her.

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Hate Mail from Cheerleaders: And Other Adventures in the Life of Reilly by Rick Reilly

Hate Mail from Cheerleaders: And Other Adventures in the Life of Reillyby Rick Reilly

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For years, many of Sports Illustrated’s 21 million readers turned first to the magazine’s last page, because that’s where they find SI’s most popular feature: the Life of Reilly column, written by best-selling author Rick Reilly.

A 22-year veteran of Sports Illustrated and a 10-time National Sportswriter of the Year, Reilly took over SI’s back page in 1998, and his column immediately attracted a devoted following, including the legions of fans who helped make his first collection, The Life of Reilly, a New York Times best seller in 2000.

Now comes Hate Mail from Cheerleaders, 100 of Reilly’s favorites, along with a new foreword and column postscripts by the author. Alternately sidesplitting and heartwarming but always opinionated and provocative, these pieces are the best work by the best columnist in the business.

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Honeymoon in Hell (The Galaxy Project) by Fredric Brown

Honeymoon in Hell (The Galaxy Project)by Fredric Brown

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HONEYMOON IN HELL appeared in the second issue of GALAXY dated November 1950. (Brown’s THE LAST MARTIAN had appeared in the first issue a month previous.) Brown’s name on the table of contents of the first two issues, along with the names of other major contributors to ASTOUNDING–Clifford Simak, Isaac Asimov, Theodore Sturgeon, Fritz Leiber, Anthony Boucher–made clear that Gold was going directly after John W. Campbell’s audience and the stories which he had printed were of a different order from what these writers had sold ASTOUNDING. They were darker, more socially aware, in cases (Fritz Leiber’s COMING ATTRACTION) sexually frank in a fashion inconceivable in Campbell’s magazine. This novelette, dealing frankly with copulation and its desired consequences, was managed in a way far less euphemistic than had been the Campbellian norm and Brown, as he was to do often in the stories to follow, used a satirical attack which if it did not question magazine taboos certainly parodied them. The covers of pulp magazines such as PLANET or STARTLING depicted monsters putting near-naked females in peril, but the narratives under the cover by design offered no equivalent. Brown’s hastily married couple, sent to the Moon to see if they…

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