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The Hard Truth About Sunshine

*This is an alternate cover edition for [B01N3ADO0Z](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34180861-the-hard-truth-about-sunshine) *
** 2017 Kindle Book Awards WINNER – Literary Fiction **
New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett has written her most gripping and poignant tale yet. Provocatively heart-breaking, audaciously irreverent and romantically fulfilling, The Hard Truth About Sunshine exposes just how very thin the line is between a full life and an empty existence.
An angry, bitter amputee.
An optimist losing her eyesight.
A dying kid.
A suicidal thief.
Four people with nothing in common but their destination.
Despite having narrowly escaped death’s clutches, Christopher Barlow is grateful for nothing. His capacity to love has been crushed. He hates everyone and everything, completely unable to see past the gray stain of misery that coats his perception of the world. It’s only after he involuntarily joins a band of depressed misfits who are struggling to overcome their own problems, does Christopher start to re-evaluate his lot in life.
What could they possibly learn from one another? How could they possibly help each other to heal? And the question that Christopher asks himself over and over again… can he learn to love again?
He’s about to find out as he embarks upon a cross country trip with a beautiful woman who is going blind, a boy with terminal cancer, and an abuse victim who can’t decide whether she wants to live or die.
They will encounter adventure, thrills, loss and love.
And within their travels they will learn the greatest lesson of all.
The hard truth about sunshine…
Warning: This book deals with some tough issues including suicide and sexual abuse.

Hard Truth

A New York Times BestsellerJust three days after her wedding to Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon moves from Mississippi to Colorado to assume her new post as district ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park, where three young girls have disappeared during a religious retreat. Two of the children emerge a month later, clad only in filthy underwear and claiming to remember nothing of the intervening weeks. With the reappearance of the children comes an odd and unsettling presence in the park, a sense of disembodied evil and unspeakable terror. As Anna investigates, she finds herself caught up in the machinations of a paranoid religious sect determined to keep their secrets and the girls sequestered from law enforcement and psychiatric help. Following the trails of the many suspects, Anna discovers the force which has destroyed the children’s minds. Here in the park, evil has the eyes of a visionary and the soul of the devil. Anna will discover the truth – even if it kills her.Barr’s first novel, Track of the Cat, was awarded both the Anthony Award for Best First Novel by the Crime Writers Association and the Agatha Award for Best First Novel by Malice Domestic. She then followed up with eight more novels set in various National Parks, including Firestorm which was awarded the France’s Prix du Roman d’Adventure and nominated for the Anthony Award for Best Novel. Nevada Barr lives in Clinton, Mississippi.

Hard to Serve: A Hard Ink Novella

To protect and serve is all Detective Kyler Vance ever wanted to do, so when Internal Affairs investigates him as part of the new police commissioner’s bid to oust corruption, everything is on the line. Which makes meeting a smart, gorgeous submissive at an exclusive play club the perfect distraction… The director of the city’s hottest art gallery, Mia Breslin’s career is golden. Now if only she could find a man to dominate her nights and set her body—and her heart—on fire. When a scorching scene with a hard-bodied, brooding Dom at Blasphemy promises just that, Mia is lured to serve Kyler again and again. Then, as their relationship burns hotter, Kyler learns that he’s been dominating the daughter of the hard-ass boss who has it in for him. Now Kyler must choose between life-long duty and forbidden desire before Mia finds another who’s not so hard to serve.

Hard to Love

** A New York Times Bestseller **Cade’s always taken risks…Cade takes cares of his sick younger sister by doing what he does best—cage fighting and starring in adult movies, his newest harebrained moneymaking scheme designed to pay for his sister’s growing medical bills. But when his latest gig finds him admitted to the ER sporting an erection from hell, thanks to the little pill given to him by the director, he can’t get the pretty little nurse who treated him out of his head, even though he knows she’s so far out of his league it should be illegal. Alexa’s always played it safe…Tired of being pigeonholed as the sweet, innocent one, hardworking nursing student Alexa has been looking for ways to break out of her Goody Two-shoes image. When her friend suggests the outlandish idea of losing her virginity to the sexy and sure-to-be-skilled porn star, Alexa is mortified. But then when Cade refuses her proposition, she finds herself pissed off and embarrassed. When she tracks him down to give him a piece of her mind, she isn’t prepared for what she finds. Watching him care for his little sister tugs at her heart, and suddenly it’s no longer just about losing her virginity, but about helping Cade. Because Lord help her, she might just be falling for a porn star

Hard to Kill

[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, light bondage, HEA] All the Originals, beings that created all the supernaturals, have vanished long ago. Kale Daminion is one of the last living beings with the blood of an Original. A drakon. His mate killed himself to save him and Kale had never been the same after his death. But now he can hope again, now he sees him… Alive. Aeri Callen wakes up to a world ruled by a mate he doesn’t really need or want. If coming back to life isn’t hard enough, dangers lurk in the shadows, enemies wait to destroy them, and his big bad mate appears to think Aeri is a frail wallflower.Should he give his mating to Kale a chance? They don’t know each other. Aeri doesn’t want to care. Then everything Kale protects is threatened. How can Aeri leave now? The man may be the new ruler, but he is lousy at taking care of himself. Note: This book is written in first-person point of view. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
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Hard to Handle

The only male among four sisters, Michael Drummond is no stranger to women’s strength and formidable will. His Dublin pub, the Skin & Bones, is his refuge, a reassuringly masculine retreat. Until a fierce woman warrior from another realm bursts into his life, bringing with her a battle between good and evil…and an explosive dose of desire.
The first and only of her kind, Ash is a lone female gargoyle, a creature destined to protect mankind from Demons determined to unleash their darkest forces. But her arrival on Earth is more confusing than she expected: her bone-deep instinct to do battle is matched only by her untamed attraction to stubborn, stalwart Drum. If they manage to keep the world safe, can they turn the passion crackling between them into a love that will withstand the test of time, in Hard to Handle, the next Gargoyle paranormal romance by New York Times bestselling author Christine Warren.
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Hard Times

Charles Dickens’s shortest novel, *Hard Times* presents a harsh appraisal of English society during the Industrial Revolution. Set in fictitious Coketown, *Hard Times* tells the story of Thomas Gradgrind and his children, Louisa and Tom, as they struggle to make their way in a changing England. Through the characters of Thomas, Louisa, and Tom, Dickens explores the divide between mill owners and workers during the Victorian era.
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### Recensione
“A masterpiece…a completely serious work of art” (F.R.Leavis)
“The greatest of Dickens’ work…should be studied with close and earnest care” (John Ruskin)
“Big and earnest, though circus folk and bank robbery add colour to its canvas of industrialists and loveless marriages” (*Sunday Times*)
### Descrizione del libro
‘It is proof of Dickens’ genius (or maybe just the unchanging nature of Britain) that you can read *Hard Times* as if it were all happening now’ *Guardian*

Hard Time

Among the first, and perhaps the most compelling, female private investigators of contemporary fiction, Sara Paretsky’s incomparable character V. I. Warshawski at last returns to the page in her first full-length appearance since 1994’s **Tunnel Vision**. **Hard Time** is the work of a master–a riveting novel of suspense that is indisputably Paretsky’s best V.I. Warshawski novel yet. Multimedia conglomerate Global Entertainment has purchased the Chicago Herald-Star, forcing the paper’s staff to scramble to stay employed. Reporter Murray Ryerson, V.I.’s longtime friend and sometime rival, manages to reinvent himself as the host of a television show on Global’s network.
On her way home from a party celebrating Murray’s debut, V.I. almost runs over a woman lying in the street. Stopping to help, V.I. soon learns that her Good Samaritan act will drop her squarely in a boiling intrigue. In a case that forces her to go head-to-head with one of the world’s largest providers of private security and prison services, a case that exposes dark hidden truths behind the razzle-dazzle of the entertainment industry, V.I. will be ahead of the game if she gets out alive.

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley’s most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup-practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog. While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. Ben Horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day, sharing the insights he’s gained developing, managing, selling, buying, investing in, and supervising technology companies. A lifelong rap fanatic, he amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs, telling it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in. Filled with his trademark humor and straight talk, The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz’s personal and often humbling experiences.
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Ben Horowitz, medeoprichter van Andreessen Horrowitz en een van Silicon Valleys meest gerespecteerde en ervaren ondernemers, biedt onmisbaar advies over het opzetten en runnen van een startup – praktische wijsheid voor het managen van de lastigste problemen waar de bedrijfsschool het niet over had, gebaseerd op zijn populaire “ben’s blog”. Hoewel mensen het vaak hebben over hoe geweldig het is om een bedrijf te starten, zijn ze maar zelden eerlijk over hoe moeilijk het is er een te runnen. Ben Horowitz analyseert de problemen waar leiders iedere dag tegenover staan, deelt de inzichten die hij heeft verworven met ontwikkelen, managen, verkopen, kopen, investeren en toezicht houden op technologiebedrijven. Als levenslange rapfanaat zet hij zijn bedrijfslessen bij met lyrics uit zijn favoriete nummers, en zegt hij waar het op staat als het gaat om vrienden ontslaan of personeel bij de concurrent vandaan halen, om het cultiveren en behouden van een CEO-mentaliteit of om weten wanneer je een geldslag moet slaan. Vol met zijn karakteristieke humor en duidelijke taal is The Hard Thing About Hard Things onmisbaar voor zowel ervaren ondernemers als strevers die net beginnen, en het is gebaseerd op Horowitzs persoonlijke en vaak ontzagwekkende ervaringen.

More than any other business book released this year, Hard Things gives an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to lead and scale a startup. — –Business Insider’s Best Business Books of 2014 This is easily one of the essential books every business leader should read if they’re looking for proven and honest management advice. — –Entrepreneur’s 25 Amazing Business Books from 2014 The most valuable book on startup management hands down — PandoDaily There is more than enough substance in Mr. Horowitz’s impressive tome to turn it into a leadership classic. — The Economist
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Hard Target

NOTE: This title is currently out of print and unavailable.
Book three in the Covert Attractions series.
With a body hot enough to inspire a second Trojan conquest—of the latex variety—FBI agent Alexandra Valentine could be Simon Jakes’ match made in heaven. If only she weren’t the reason his career as a CIA hacker ended in a pile of ash.
When Alex returns after six years, it’s with a proposition he can’t refuse. Work with her or return to prison. Compared to negotiating the powder keg of their relationship, the job should be simple. Take down a criminal organization run by one egomaniacal billionaire and try not to get killed along the way. The problem is, with a woman as sexy as Alex by his side, Simon has trouble keeping his mind on the mission and out of the bedroom.
At their darkest hour, each has a decision to make. To trust despite the fog of lies and deception being spun around them, or to fail because a second crack at love proved the hardest and most impenetrable target of all.
A Romantica® erotic romantic suspense from Ellora’s Cave

Hard Sell

Mr. Fisk Centers has it made: a personal fortune of three million dollars enables him, at the tender ages of 50, to take an early retirement and enjoy all the comforts 21st-century Earth has to offer. Then he gets a call from Mars Ltd. offering him a real-estate deal that sounds too good to be true. It is. Now penniless and unemployed, Centers will do anything to make a buck. . . . Previous publisher: Tafford.

Hard Rain

John Rain – half-Japanese, half-American, raised in both countries but at home in neither – is trying to leave his life as a freelance assassin. After killing a CIA officer who hunted him halfway around the globe, Rain goes underground, hoping to find the peace that has eluded him. But then Tatsu, his old nemesis from the Japanese FBI, comes to him with one last job; to find and eliminate a killer at large, a creature with neither compassion nor compunction, whose activities could tip the balance of power in Japan’s corrupt politics and who seems to have designs on Rain’s few friends. To protect them, Rain will have to pursue his most dangerous quarry yet through the crosshairs of the CIA and the Japanese mafia, where the differences between friend and foe and truth and deceit are as murky as the rain-slicked streets of Tokyo.

Hard News (Rune thrillers)

Rune seems to have finally made the first real step towards her dreams – she has secured a job working for a major network news department. From there, he career as a budding documentary maker can really take off.
However, nothing in Rune’s life is ever that simple. She quickly becomes fascinated by the brutal murder of the network boss, and just as swiftly comes to the conclusion that the guy in the frame for the crime must be innocent. This, despite the mountain of evidence against him. But, trying to prove his innocence starts to become hazardous to her own health when a hitman comes to town with her name on a contract…
Full of twists and turns, and with a incredibly engaging central character, this is classic Deaver…
### Recensione
Deaver is a master of ticking-bomb suspense (*People magazine*)
The best psychological thriller writer around (*The Times*)
### Descrizione del libro
The third in the New York-based Rune trilogy.

Hard news

Randy Boggs è innocente. Rune, ambiziosa assistente cameraman in un notiziario locale newyorkese, ne è convinta. Prove inconsistenti, indagini superficiali, testimonianze frammentarie, tutto fa pensare che dietro a una frettolosa condanna per omicidio si nasconda una grande storia che aspetta solo di essere raccontata. Ma un uomo che si professa innocente non basta a fare notizia, questo le spiega Piper Sutton, anchorwoman di Current Events, trasmissione di punta del Network in cui la ragazza lavora, quando Rune le propone il servizio. Trasmetterà la storia a patto che Rune non rincorra un assurdo ideale di giustizia, ma cerchi solo la verità: Randy Boggs ha ucciso o no Lance Hopper, ex capo del Network? Con l’aiuto di Bradford, giovane stagista, e di Lee Maisel, produttore esecutivo del programma, Rune ricostruisce tutta la vicenda partendo dal cortile in cui Hopper è stato assassinato. Proprio lì la ragazza trova un nuovo testimone, la chiave che scagionerà Boggs e consegnerà a lei il posto che tanto sogna a Current Events. Ma il giorno della trasmissione, il servizio scompare nel nulla, cancellato dal sistema e rubato dalla scrivania di Rune, e il testimone viene trovato morto. La polizia parla di un incidente, ma la ragazza comincia a sospettare che dietro ai due eventi si nasconda il vero assassino di Hopper. Dopo “Nero a Manhattan” e “Requiem per una pornostar”, Jeffery Deaver ci regala l’ultima avventura della “Trilogia di Rune”.

Hard Merchandise

Boba Fett fears only one enemy–the one he cannot see….
Feared and admired, respected and despised, Boba Fett enjoys a dubious reputation as the galaxy’s most successful bounty hunter. Yet even a man like Boba Fett can have one too many enemies….
When Boba Fett stumbles across evidence implicating Prince Xizor in the murder of Luke Skywalker’s aunt and uncle, Fett makes himself an enemy even he fears: the unknown mastermind behind a monstrous deception, who will kill to hide his tracks. Fett also finds himself in possession of an amnesiac young woman named Neelah, who may be the key to the mystery–or a decoy leading Fett into a murderous ambush. Fett’s last hope is to run through the list of Xizor’s hidden enemies. And since Xizor’s hidden enemies are almost as legion as Fett’s, the chance of survival is slim–even for someone as skilled and relentless as Boba Fett.
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