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That’s what I was told, but believe me, I’m starting to wonder if all of this isn’t more trouble than it’s worth. My new life in the city was supposed to challenge me. Little did I know that the biggest challenge I’d face was out sassing the conman who can’t keep his hands off me. Honestly, you’d think that saving his life would’ve been enough. But, no, of course not. It’s not enough for Ryske. He won’t be happy until he’s had all of me. Every inch.
My father talked about Atlantic City the way some women talk about their ex-boyfriends. No good. Avoid at all costs. Soul-sucking even without the demons. Never mind that we lived across the country where, by day we worked as mountain guides, and at night he trained me to use my magic—not that I was allowed to showcase it. That was a hard no. So I hid my powers the way he hid his bourbon—until his murder.
Former rivals Quinn Bradford and Elise McKinney are not friends, at least not anymore. In the past all they cared about was psyching each other out before concerts…until everything changed. But when Quinn—now the keyboardist for Shaken Dirty, the hottest rock band on the scene—returns to his hometown and hears about the car accident that shattered Elise’s career, he’s determined to make things right.
The fire took everything. My parents. My best friend. My life. Now I have a second chance. I only have to endure one year at this prestigious academy for rich snobs. One year of being the charity case no one wanted. One year of taunts and insults and bullying. Then I’m free.
Hera is sent by the Inquisition to a feral planet on the fringes of the galactic East, there to investigate a Warp anomaly. She takes a Sergeant, a Super-mutant, and a Technomancer for the mission. They discover a tribe of primitive humans, pure of gene-stock, who worship a giant, alien craft made of beautiful, horned ivory. Hera’s team begins to explore the xeno construct, for within its caverns lies the source of the mysterious Warp signature. Wonder and peril awaits them, the most strange and gruesome kind…
Jason and his grandfather Dr. Barron track down and destroy creatures they call the Outsiders–monsters that hide behind human forms and are supported by both a fanatical cult and an international corporation. But as their enemies gain the upper hand, they will find themselves facing forces they do not understand and learning dark truths that will change everything. Did you enjoy the first book? Did you love the action, the characters, the connections and the plot twists? Then just wait until you finish this one. Think you’re ready for how it ends? You’re not.
A misdialed phone number brings Donovan to Sandia’s front door. He thought he was to teach Braille to a blind person, but she thought he was a disability attorney. When Donovan learns of Sandia’s and her grandfather’s dreadful circumstances, the Braille lesson is forgotten and he embarks on a mission to help Sandia solve the several dilemmas that threaten to overwhelm her.
Humor, thrills and mystery abound in the SIXTH Pineapple Port Mystery. Charlotte, the 55+ community’s young female sleuth is thrust into a thrilling struggle to survive when her friend Jackie’s underground “mature” disco is infiltrated by violent criminals intent on claiming the club as their own. Even more frightening — the ridiculously vengeful Gloria is back and on the warpath after a playful suitor goes missing.
We Indians do not value our heritage, our culture and our tradition as they should be. We deride our scriptures and mock at them. We say what is the use of reading Ramayana, Mahabharatha, Upanishads, Niti shastras, etc. There is a mine of knowledge in them to guide us in our day to day life. Chatrapathi Shivaji’s ,mother Jijabai, narrated Shivaji stories from Ramayana and Mahabharata which inspired him to create a big empire.
The Ramayana, Mahabharata, etc tell you how to live in this world. They give advice to the Kings as well as ordinary people like us how to be a winner in our daily life. The Upanishads tell us how to be a winner in our life as an ordinary human being and then how to discard the desires and strive for moksha or salvation.
When death came to her door and just stood there waiting, Avivit Zahavi Binshtok realized she had to move fast and publish the manuscripts she had written and the important information she had gathered about the elusive and difficult to decipher disease – endometriosis. Through her personal story and ceaseless struggle with the ever-present disease while raising two daughters, Avivit exposes her uncompromising battle for health and hope. She has made it her life’s work to raise social and institutional awareness of the disease which affects one in ten women in the world. She aspires to help with the development of a treatment that will prevent the disease from causing so many women pain and to allow them to live a good, normal life.
What could be better than being asked to help head up a big project at work on her first day? Anything but being asked by her boss to pretend to be his girlfriend for the holidays. But when Ellie meets the crazy ex-girlfriend her boss is trying to avoid, she can’t help but agree to be his fake girlfriend. Brady doesn’t mind being put in charge of the big Christmas gala at work, but when he’s forced to work with his ex-girlfriend, he panics. He is clearly not thinking straight when he asks the new intern to stand in as his girlfriend for the duration of the holidays – to keep his ex at bay – but is pleasantly surprised when she agrees to the scheme.
I’m the queen of dating disasters—I’ve had more rotten dates than you can shake a long stemmed rose at. After years of one disappointment after another, I’m beginning to feel like I’ll never say “I do.” So after being dumped one too many times I do something stupid: I make a pact with my best friend Asher. If neither of us are married by 35, we tie the knot. That’s five full years of searching for The One. I’ve got to meet Mr. Right by then, don’t I?
Merrick, dark elfin King of Valdis, had once been heir to all that was good–happiness and pleasure his domain. Now, trapped as the ruler of mischief, king of necessary evil, he stands on a precipice of choice. On one side, his estranged brother, now ruler of what should have been Merrick’s, and on the other, King Lucien of the Damned. Both would sway him. Damnation is winning.
When Jack Vance’s grandfather is murdered, his dying words are to get Jack to promise to attend Darkthorn Academy. Jack doesn’t like it, but he’ll do what is necessary to honor the man who raised him. Surviving Darkthorn Academy won’t be easy. Jack will have to make alliances, learn to harness magic and face dangerous enemies, both alive and dead. If he’s lucky he might just make it to second year.
Colin Ward receives news that his brother has been killed during a cattle drive. The man who killed him, Vernon Odell, is beyond the reach of the law and also eight hundred miles away from where Colin is. With nothing more than a rifle slung across his back, hunter Colin must journey through Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and into Indian Territory to track down the Odell gang.
Investigative journalist Will Harper returns in this rollicking set of gritty Florida thrillers. A semi-retired reporter, Will spends most of his time on his live-in yacht exploring Florida’s lush, tropical waterways, navigating his treacherously overlapping love interests–and solving hard-boiled murder mysteries. In this latest box set, Will grapples with industry good ole’ boys, ruthless sex traffickers, and a smooth, French serial killer hellbent on murdering his wives. All the while writing titillating exposés on sober home scams, illegal immigration, and black widows. Equal parts gripping, action-packed thriller and empathetic rumination on Florida’s social issues, Will Harper’s adventures will appeal to big-hearted hard-boiled readers.
Who is Team Destiny you ask? Well, we’re a rag-tag bunch of witches and werewolves, with a Shaman and a couple of lawmen thrown in for good measure. When the Goddess needs help, we’re there for Her. Sounds like some kind of science fiction or fantasy movie flick, doesn’t it?
BERKELEY. I didn’t want to leave New York and return to Rough and Ready, the scene of so much youthful horror. Who else would help my mother, the queen of all hoarders, her garbage piles of home shopping network crap, her mummified cats?
Anyone can work in a convenience store, but some people really shouldn’t… James Sims is a recent college graduate who has done everything by the book, but that doesn’t mean that he has actually done anything right.
Meet Tama, an adept winter mage of Khione, a beautiful, dangerous land. Bloodthirsty monsters roam the frozen wilderness, and the unforgiving elements are a constant. Tama and her friends—Kachina and Masou—are on the cusp of completing their education at the temple where they have trained for the past four years. They need only to do one more thing: earn the Goddess Tira’s final anointing. But to do that, they must fight through hordes of corrupted creatures and endure the perplexing obstacles within Mount Orodani.
My mother in law, Joan, is a thorn in my side. I’m her son’s widow and mother of one. I want a relationship with a man I can trust. I need some sex as it has been a long, long, long time. I can’t find a man who wants me and who I want, leaving me deflated and sexually frustrated. Then I meet Hal.
In a future where mutants are bred for their body parts, Steph Martin is a defect. Not up to transplant standards, she’s been assigned the job of preparing other mutants for their glorious gift of life to the humans.
It is the limitations of our existence which make us love life and the beings we meet along the way. When teenager Miranda Ellis finds herself responsible for displacing the domestic cat population, sacrifice, love and hope may be her biggest armament against forces which seek to use the science mishap as a weapon.
Leslie McClunis has enough on her plate trying to earn her place at Firehouse 15. As the city’s only female firefighter, she’s got to fight tooth and nail for every ounce of respect. Fighting fires like a guy, she cusses like a guy, and sleeps around like a guy. Yet her one-night stand is proving to be a little bit harder to forget like a guy.
Julian runs a successful charity organization that helps others like him. A human anomaly, a defect, a freak, a mistake. These labels only fuel the fire inside and Julian has constructed an even bigger facility to help out his kind. After the events in Divided and Enhanced 2124, he’s also became an ally of a secret agency fighting against oppressive AI.
Smart, hardworking, and at the top of her game, Ruby is a cut-threat corporate businesswoman who pours her heart into her job. Despite growing up in a small town, her dream was always in the city – and she spent her entire life studying so she could escape and make it big.
A mind that is fragmented and sees the world in terms of what is me and not me, good and bad, will be caught in endless conflict. Because externally, we are always trying to control what is “not me,” and internally, we always get perplexed trying to figure out whether our actions came from our “higher” or “lower” self.
Three married couples and their children go on holiday together and meet regularly for social gatherings. At first their lives seem idyllic, but beneath the surface, all is not what it seems. Within a year, two of the adults will be dead! … and a serial killer will be created!
Timeless wisdom is at your fingertips. Twenty authors share their insights to help you navigate challenging waters. Allow them to guide you as you clear your path toward a brighter future. You already have everything you need to be successful, hopeful, joyful and more fulfilled. Let these empowered coaches, teachers, healers and way-seers escort you along the way.
Ivy Stone wanted to escape but she had no where to run to. What’s a woman to do when she’s tired of pouring into everyone else but herself? Although she’s drained and desperate, she must make a decision. Will she stay or will she leave?
IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE ANYTHING, YOU’VE GOT TO BE A LEADER. Are you giving your best effort, but still struggling to bring positive change to your home, community, or work environment? Could you be just another leader who is ‘here today, but forgotten tomorrow? It’s time for your Leadership Upgrade! Become the leader your world is waiting for!
Much of climate change communication focuses on high-level science and policies. This can make the topic abstract, distant, and impersonal. Researchers at Yale University found that personal stories can be much more effective in delivering climate change messages and encouraging advocacy behavior. That’s what this book is about: the personal stories of people around the world. The humans of climate change.
The young sitter has a crush on the older married couple, She’s notice the older woman, Sonia’s, over-producing, Try as Sonia might, she cannot control them, Her blouse can’t keep dry. She’s tried everything but nothing helps, Now her babysitter has not only grown curious but thirsty, And she’s having naughty thoughts on just how to quench her thirst. It involves a naughty seduction, A trio.