The Decent Proposal

  • Filename: the-decent-proposal.
  • ISBN: 0062498428
  • Release Date: 2016-04-05
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Kemper Donovan
  • Publisher: Harper



A humorous, heartfelt love story built on a tantalizing premise: would you agree to spend two hours a week with a stranger—just talking—to collect half a million dollars at the end of a year? Struggling Hollywood producer Richard is twenty-nine, hungover, and broke. Ridiculously handsome with an easy charm, he spends his days procrastinating at the Coffee Bean and nights hanging out with his best friend, Michaela, aka “Mike.” At thirty-three, Elizabeth is on track to make partner at her law firm. Known as “La Máquina”—the Machine—to her colleagues, she’s grown used to a quiet, orderly life with no romantic entanglements of any kind. (Her closest friend is an old man who discusses Virginia Woolf with her at the beach. Enough said.) Richard and Elizabeth have never met before, but their paths collide when they receive a proposal from a mysterious, anonymous benefactor: they’ll split a million dollars if they agree to spend at least two hours together every week for a year. Both are shocked and suspicious, and agree the idea is absurd, but after Richard anxiously considers the state of his bank account and Elizabeth carefully conducts a cost-benefit analysis of the situation, they agree to give it a try. As these two perfect strangers wade awkwardly into the waters of modern courtship, discovering a shared affection for In-N-Out burgers, classic books, cult-hit movies, and various Los Angeles locales, they realize that uncovering the secret identity of their benefactor will not only make clear what connects them but change them both forever. This delightful tale is full of twists, revelations, and above all love in its multitude of forms. Advance Praise For Decent Proposal “A sharp, wise, and hilarious novel. Think Entourage meets Tom Wolfe with a touch of Indecent Proposal. . . . We loved it!”—Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza, authors of The Knockoff “The Decent Proposal is as clever as it is hopeful. Whether talking about the secret menu at In-N-Out or matters as grand as life and death, Kemper Donovan’s voice is original, captivating, and assured. This book is both a moving love letter to Los Angeles and a thoughtful rumination on what people can mean to one another.”—Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Maybe in Another Life “Impossible to put down, this character-rich, breakout novel will make your heart burst with love. You’ll turn the pages so fast you might get a paper cut.”—Claire Bidwell Smith, author of The Rules of Inheritance

A Decent Proposal

  • Filename: a-decent-proposal.
  • ISBN: 9781863350457
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 140
  • Author: Rhonda Whitton
  • Publisher: Common Ground



Practical guide for authors wishing to approach a book publisher or agent with a manuscript or book proposal. Includes cartoons and other illustrations, useful contacts list, model book proposals, and bibliography. Published simultaneously in paperback and as a downloadable PDF file. Whitton is a freelance writer and journalist, teacher of specialist writing courses, and author of 'The Australian Writer's Marketplace'. Hollingworth is a freelance writer and cartoonist working primarily in the corporate sector. They have also collaborated on 'Mission Possible: How to Make Money from Your Writing'.

An Indecent Proposal

  • Filename: an-indecent-proposal.
  • ISBN: 9781455590537
  • Release Date: 2016-08-30
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Katee Robert
  • Publisher: Forever



New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert continues her smoking-hot series about the O'Malleys-wealthy, powerful, and full of scandalous family secrets. Greed. Ambition. Violence. Those are the "values" Olivia Rashidi learned from her Russian mob family-and the values she must leave behind for the sake of her daughter. When she meets Cillian O'Malley, she recognizes the red flag of his family name . . . yet she still can't stop herself from seeing the smoldering, tortured man. To save her family, Olivia sets out to discover Cillian's own secrets, but the real revelation is how fast-and how hard-she's falling for him. Plagued by a violent past, Cillian is more vulnerable than anyone realizes. Anyone except Olivia, whose beauty, compassion, and pride have him at "hello," even if she's more inclined to say good-bye to an O'Malley. While his proposal of sex with no strings seems simple, what he feels for her isn't, especially after he learns that she belongs to a rival crime family. Cillian knows that there is no escape from the life, but Olivia may be worth trying-and dying-for . . .

Indecent Proposal

  • Filename: indecent-proposal.
  • ISBN: 9780345549068
  • Release Date: 2014-09-30
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Molly O'Keefe
  • Publisher: Bantam



Perfect for readers of Susan Mallery and Rachel Gibson, Molly O’Keefe’s gritty and sensual tale of passion and politics features the brother of the heroine from the author’s beloved novel, Never Been Kissed. He’s a driven man who refuses to be distracted—until he meets a beautiful bartender who just may change his life. With his chiseled jaw and thick blond hair, Harrison Montgomery was born to lead. Four generations of Montgomery men have served the state of Georgia, and now he’s next in line. Harrison, though, is driven to right wrongs: namely to clean up the political mess left by his father’s greed and corruption. But Harrison must first win his congressional bid, and nothing can get in his way—not even an angel who served him whiskey and gave him a shoulder to lean on and a body to love for a night. Problem is, she’s pregnant. Scandal is brewing, and there is only one solution: marriage. Damage control? Ryan Kaminski can’t believe that a cold, calculating political animal now inhabits the body of the emotionally vulnerable stranger who gave her the most unforgettable night of her life. Really, she doesn’t want anything from Harrison, except to be left alone to have her baby in peace. But Ryan is broke, jobless, and essentially blackmailed by Harrison’s desperate family to accept this crazy marriage deal. For two years, she will have to act the role of caring, supportive wife. But what is Ryan supposed to do when she realizes that, deep in her heart, she’s falling in love? Praise for Indecent Proposal “Real, immediate, and wrenching. This is a love story not to be missed.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “In O’Keefe’s very capable hands, readers are drawn into Ryan and Harrison’s engaging journey to understanding and love. . . . A touching, sexy and surprising story of two people from completely different worlds who turn out to be a perfect match.”—Kirkus Reviews “Whatever rating system you might use to rank book reads, Indecent Proposal by Molly O’Keefe will blow it right out of the water. . . . Once again, with this book, she excels! Indecent Proposal brings together two lonely, pained individuals, puts them in an untenable relationship, and has them come out the other side in a solid and loving partnership. But the path to get there is filled with anguish and soul searching, and whew, what a ride! . . . I can’t wait to see what O’Keefe offers next.”—Fresh Fiction “Gut-wrenching, funny, thought-provoking and romantic. Harrison and Ryan are so finely crafted you’ll walk away feeling as if you’d always know their hearts.”—The Book Nympho “Indecent Proposal is a heartfelt, poignant and sexy addition to the Boys of Bishop series that old and new fans are going to love.”—Book Reviews & More by Kathy From the Paperback edition.

Indecent Proposal

  • Filename: indecent-proposal.
  • ISBN: 9781450242769
  • Release Date: 2010-07
  • Number of pages: 308
  • Author: Jack Engelhard
  • Publisher: iUniverse



Nothing cooled the fire in Joshua Kane's belly, not even marriage to his drop dead gorgeous wife, Joan, his own American dream-a Philadelphia socialite who gave up her lifestyle to have him. Now Josh believed that money could stop the burning in his gut, the kind of cash Joan deserved, the kind he'd never make at his nine-to-five job. That's why he was in the casino, hoping for the big score. A high-rolling billionaire was there too, looking for a gamble that interested him...like offering a million bucks to spend one night wish Josh's beautiful wife. It was the devil's deal-and tempting as hell. But just thinking about it was tearing Josh's marriage apart, and his instincts told him that there was more to this proposal than money and sex. The mysterious, handsome man was playing a sinister game, and this time Joan's body and Josh's soul-or maybe his life-were the prize. "WELL-WROUGHT CHARACTERS....EXHILARATING PACE...." -"Philadelphia Enquirer" "IS THIS BOOK FUN? YOU BETCHA." -"The New York Times Book Review"

A Modest Proposal

  • Filename: a-modest-proposal.
  • ISBN: 9781623957186
  • Release Date: 2015-01-14
  • Number of pages: 35
  • Author: Jonathan Swift
  • Publisher: Xist Publishing



How do you solve the problem of poverty? By letting the Irish sell their children to be eaten by wealthy ladies and gentlemen, of course! This satirical short work by Jonathan Swift is a classic look at the cost of poverty. This digital edition from Xist Classics features a beautifully formatted and professionally proofed version of the original text. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

The Accidental Proposal

  • Filename: the-accidental-proposal.
  • ISBN: 9781849833837
  • Release Date: 2011-02-17
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Matt Dunn
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Ed Middleton is ecstatic: he's just got engaged to his girlfriend, Sam, and he couldn't be happier. At least, hethinkshe's engaged. The thing is, it was Sam who did the proposing, and the more he thinks about it, the less he's sure that she was actually asking him to marry her. She could have just been asking the question, you know...hypothetically. As the wedding day draws nearer, Ed becomes more and more uneasy. Sam keeps disappearing off for furtive meetings and private phone calls, and when he spies her going into a pub with a man he's never seen before, all his old jealousies and insecurities threaten to re-surface. It's the perfect time for Ed's unhinged ex-girlfriend, Jane, to show up on his doorstep. Meanwhile, Dan - Ed's best-friend and soon-to-be-best-man - is determined to throw him a stag night to remember. And when a severely hung-over Ed wakes up the morning after the night before to see a second dent in the pillow, it seems as if Dan has got his wish. Will Ed manage to find out the truth about his stag night as well as the identity of Sam's secret man? Or will an accidental proposal lead them both down the aisle to a wedding neither of them ever imagined?

The Proposal

  • Filename: the-proposal.
  • ISBN: 9780736931762
  • Release Date: 2009-01-01
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Lori Wick
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers



William, a confirmed bachelor, becomes guardian to three children. When the girls' nanny proves abusive, William seeks counsel from his sister and her husband and meets Marianne, who changes his beliefs about women and God.

The Ruthless Marriage Proposal

  • Filename: the-ruthless-marriage-proposal.
  • ISBN: 9781426801952
  • Release Date: 2007-06-01
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Miranda Lee
  • Publisher: Harlequin



Australian billionaire Sebastian Armstrong thinks he knows his housekeeper well. Emily's prim, proper and dedicated to her job. Outside she's a plain Jane, but inside she's a passionate woman desperate to break out—and to forget that she's fallen in love with her handsome boss. When Emily quits, Sebastian refuses to let her go. Instead he devises a ruthless plan designed to keep Emily by his side, at his bidding and in his bed!

How to Write a Book Proposal

  • Filename: how-to-write-a-book-proposal.
  • ISBN: 1582972516
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Michael Larsen
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books



In this valuable handbook, writers learn how to market the potential of a book idea and effectively communicate that potential in a proposal that publishers will read.

The Rosie Project

  • Filename: the-rosie-project.
  • ISBN: 9781476729107
  • Release Date: 2013-10-01
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Graeme Simsion
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Now in paperback, the international bestselling romantic comedy “bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and…humor,” (Entertainment Weekly) featuring the oddly charming, socially challenged genetics professor, Don, as he seeks true love. The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you. Arrestingly endearing and entirely unconventional, Graeme Simsion’s distinctive debut “navigates the choppy waters of adult relationships, both romantic and platonic, with a fresh take (USA TODAY). “Filled with humor and plenty of heart, The Rosie Project is a delightful reminder that all of us, no matter how we’re wired, just want to fit in” (Chicago Tribune).

Your Book Publishing Options

  • Filename: your-book-publishing-options.
  • ISBN: 0975797964
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 324
  • Author: Euan Mitchell
  • Publisher:



Do you want to write and publish your first book but don't know where to start? Or are you an experienced writer who wants to know how to take advantage of the revolutionary new developments in making and marketing ebooks and print books? Your Book Publishing Options is Australia's guide for new and experienced writers to take charge of their creative and business choices. The entire book publishing process is explained step by step, with the aim of minimising costs and maximising profits.

Maestra

  • Filename: maestra.
  • ISBN: 9781785760020
  • Release Date: 2016-03-10
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: LS Hilton
  • Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.



THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER GLAMOUR'S WRITER OF THE YEAR. WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR? Fatal Attraction meets The Talented Mr Ripley, and soon to be a major Hollywood film - prepare for this year's The Girl on the Train By day Judith Rashleigh is a put-upon assistant at a London auction house. By night she's a hostess in one of the capital's unsavoury bars. Desperate to make something of herself, Judith knows she has to play the game. She's learned to dress, speak and act in the interests of men. She's learned to be a good girl. But after uncovering a dark secret at the heart of the art world, Judith is fired and her dreams of a better life are torn apart. So she turns to a long-neglected friend. A friend that kept her chin up and back straight through every past slight. A friend that a good girl like her shouldn't have: Rage. The Talented Mr Ripley meets Gone Girl in this darkly decadent and compelling new thriller that asks: Where do you go when you've gone too far?

The Proposal

  • Filename: the-proposal.
  • ISBN: 9780345533579
  • Release Date: 2012-05-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Mary Balogh
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press



“This is Mary Balogh at her riveting best.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber Gwendoline, Lady Muir, has seen her share of tragedy. Content in a quiet life with friends and family, the young widow has no desire to marry again. But when Hugo, Lord Trentham, scoops her up in his arms after a fall, she feels a sensation that both shocks and emboldens her. Hugo is a gentleman in name only: a war hero whose bravery earned him a title, a merchant’s son who inherited his wealth. He is happiest when working the land, but duty and title now demand that he finds a wife. Hugo doesn’t wish to court Gwen, yet he cannot resist her guileless manner, infectious laugh, and lovely face. He wants her, but will she have him? The dour ex-military officer who so gallantly carried Gwen to safety is a man who needs a lesson in winning a woman’s heart. But through courtship and seduction, Gwen soon finds that with each kiss, and with every caress, Hugo captivates her more—with his desire, with his love, and with the promise of forever. “[Mary Balogh] writes with wit and wisdom. . . . The Proposal is both moving and entertaining and the beginning of what promises to be an outstanding series.”—Romance Reviews Today “A historical romance of unusual thoughtfulness and depth.”—Publishers Weekly Includes a preview of Mary Balogh’s The Arrangement.

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