"A Text-book of Paper-making" by C. F. Cross, E. J. Bevan. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Genre: Classics Length: 440 Pages (5,545 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
During an assignment in space in the year 2135, Captain Kailin Patrick tests a dream den built to give people the chance to relive and create new, pleasant memories, but, as the machine offers the opportunity for him to reexperience intimate moments with a past love, Kailin can't resist and builds himself up to a devastating mental breakdown, bringing his personal mission to an abrupt end just after observing the destruction of Saturn at the hands of a cosmic event, one that may also destroy the planet he calls home.
For a man whose life has revolved around the New Earth Coalition space program, being forced to live the life of an everyday citizen will be full of trials as he balances his love for another woman, haunting dreams mixed with reality, and a series of events that will force him to rediscover and remember what his heart and mind fears most.
"I'm confident that I'll never change. Most people never do. It's just a matter of living with who you are, and, by sharing my story, ...
A move to the small town of Spring Falls, New York is the perfect cure for Mia Gartner's horrid commute. However, her new home isn't quite empty.
She adored working in fine art restoration, but a two-hour ride each way got old fast. When her husband found a house for sale at a suspiciously low price, they jumped at it. Mia expected chemical contamination, a fixer-upper, or termites, so when the problem turned out to be persistent rumors of haunting, she set aside her worries. Adam hoped the place would propel his parapsychology hobby into a career.
Upon first sight, the innocuous suburban house filled Mia with dread. Adam had long maintained she had a psychic gift, but if she believed him, that would mean something terrible and dark once happened there.
Soon after their arrival, unexplained events prove the rumors are more than wild stories. A childlike spirit attaches itself to Mia, seeming harmless and so very lonely.
Alas, she fears the ghost may not be as innocent as it seems.
This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
This edition presents to you Edgar Allan Poe's greatest gothic & horror stories. His most recurring themes deal with questions of death, including its physical signs, the effects of decomposition, concerns of premature burial, the reanimation of the dead and mourning.
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Man of the Crowd
The Oval Portrait
The Masque of the Red Death
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Black Cat
The Premature Burial
The Oblong Box
The Imp of the Perverse
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
The Cask of Amontillado
The Dreamer by Mary Newton Stanard
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic, best known for his poetry and short stories of mystery and the macabre. He is ...
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 516 Pages (6,875 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
Desire to identify the message of the author of the 'Voynich Manuscript'--and decode its encrypted language? Read the Preview to see that this book does precisely that. It picks apart the ancient 'Voynich Manuscript' on its details--analyzing all of the hidden secrets such as rebus picture words--and also spins through a few avant garde approaches to interpreting some of the illustrations. An unconventional approach to finding the secrets hidden in the 'Voynich Manuscript,' it opens the readers eyes to the interpretation of it as being a mathematical labyrinth. Had there been rebus picture word puzzles in its artwork? Yes. Take a journey through the basics of the 'Voynich Manuscript'--a famous encrypted writing which no one has ever been able to crack. The author provides a tight evidentiary argument for the 'Voynich Manuscript' being a version of the Philosophers' Stone genre of texts. Surprisingly, there had been several hidden secrets within the artwork of the 'Voynich ...
Genre: Arts & Photography Length: 507 Pages (8,883 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
Life has an ironic of way of challenging you: because life isn't perfect.
You could say a beautiful girl, a successful singer and actress, with a handsome man on her arm, has the perfect life.
Melia Mann would agree with you. She had it all...
Until she witnessed a murder.
Suddenly her life is thrown into the chaos of witness protection, turned upside down by a crazy special agent tasked with keeping her safe. Thrust into close proximity with this stranger, for who knows how long, she'll have to make decisions that she never imagined.
Written by the Harvard Law School Alumni who created LSATMax, Real Practice LSAT with Detailed Answer Explanations is a full-length (6 sections), real practice LSAT with detailed explanations written by LSATMax's 99th-percentile LSAT instructors.
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Here are the 6 sections of Real Practice LSAT with Detailed Answer Explanations:
Section 1 - Logical Reasoning
Section 2 - Logic Games
Section 3- Logical Reasoning
Section 4 - Logical Reasoning
Section 5 - Reading Comprehension
Section 6 - Writing Sample
After you complete this practice LSAT, you can score it using the Answer Key and convert your raw score into the 120-180 scaled score using the Conversion Chart.
Once you know where you stand, you can start to improve your LSAT score by reviewing our ...
Saree's got a secret. A truly unique talent.
Trillions rely on her rare gift. If they knew, they'd betray her in a heartbeat for the huge reward.
Despite Saree's best efforts, rumors fly. Desperate, she jumps on Lightwave Fold Transport just ahead of a bounty hunter.
But Lightwave might not be safer.
Lightwave's crew were mercenaries. Mercenaries who destroyed her childhood home. Saree barely escaped last time. Will they recognize her?
Worse, will they discover who she really is?
Discover Saree's secret today.
This seven-book classic space opera series is complete and ready for binge-reading!
(All the swear words are made up and while there are adult topics and relationships, there's no sex in this series.)
THE KING OF WALL STREET IS BROUGHT TO HIS KNEES BY AN AMBITIOUS BOMBSHELL.
I keep my two worlds separate.
At work, I'm King of Wall Street. The heaviest hitters in Manhattan come to me to make money. They do whatever I say because I'm always right. I'm shrewd. Exacting. Some say ruthless.
At home, I'm a single dad trying to keep his fourteen year old daughter a kid for as long as possible. If my daughter does what I say, somewhere there's a snowball surviving in hell. And nothing I say is ever right.
When Harper Jayne starts as a junior researcher at my firm, the barriers between my worlds begin to dissolve. She's the most infuriating woman I've ever worked with.
I don't like the way she bends over the photocopier -- it makes my mouth water.
I hate the way she's so eager to do a good job -- it makes my dick twitch.
And I can't stand the way she wears her hair up exposing her long neck. It makes me want to strip her naked, bend her over my desk and trail my tongue all over her ...
*** Now a USA Today bestselling series! ***
USA Today Best Selling Author, Willow Winters, brings you an EPIC anti-hero brought to his knees in a heart-wrenching, binge-worthy series.
I should've known she would ruin me the moment I saw her.
Women like her are made to destroy men like me.
I couldn't resist her though.
Given to me to start a war; I was too eager to accept.
But I didn't know what she'd do to me. That she would change everything.
She sees through me in a way no one else ever has.
Her innocence and vulnerability make me weak for her and I hate it.
I know better than to give in to temptation.
A ruthless man doesn't let a soul close to him.
A cold-hearted man doesn't risk anything for anyone.
A powerful man with a beautiful woman at his mercy... he doesn't fall for her.
Love... it can manifest itself into many forms. It can be wonderful and life changing or dark and obsessive. It can protect and redeem or it can control and possess. It can lift you up... or it can drop you from a great height and utterly destroy you.
Ex-Detective Inspector Carla Right has spent the last two years building up her missing person's agency. She receives a letter from a woman asking for help to find her husband, who has been missing for a few months. All the evidence initially points to this being a simple case of a run-away husband, but as she digs deeper things begin to emerge which set Carla's alarm bells ringing and she begins to suspect that all is not as it seems.
In this, the eighth Glory Woods mystery, something dark and deadly is heading for the sleepy little village of Kenley. Strange things are happening, weird visions occurring and things going missing. The TV cameras have arrived, intent on making a TV documentary about local policing. Helen and Maya's ...
Curious about the time-capsule of secrets that had been hidden at Pompeii? The initials of 'SC' in its various forms had been found all over the artifacts and architecture of Pompeii, Italy--which had been buried under volcanic pumice for almost two thousand years. We see a time-capsule snapshot of the 'SC' there. We had found the same 'SC' in Leonardo Da Vinci's works. Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through the basics of the Philosophers' Stone. Utilizing an extravaganza of vibrant illustrations from history's most eminent artists, this book first highlights the fine points of the fundamentals and then acquaints the readers with the history and overall canons of the Philosophers' Stone. The readers embark upon a tour through widely varying perspectives on the concept of the 'SC' initials and its manifestations. Readers will then explore the intricacies of the Art of alchemy, but what is even more important--by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they ...
Genre: Arts & Photography Length: 567 Pages (10,224 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
THIS CASEBOOK contains a selection of U. S. Court of Appeals decisions that analyze, interpret and apply provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. * * * The FCRA provides for civil liability in 15 U.S.C. §§ 1681n and 1681o. Whether the violation was willful or negligent dictates the type of damages awarded. If a violation is willful, the defendant is subject to punitive damages. 15 U.S.C. § 1681n. However, if a plaintiff fails to show that the violations are willful, a defendant will only be held liable for the plaintiff's actual damages. See 15 U.S.C. § 1681o. If a plaintiff fails to demonstrate willfulness and actual damages, the claim must fail. According to section 1681n, a defendant commits a willful violation and is subject to punitive damages only if it engages in "willful misrepresentations or concealments." 15 U.S.C. § 1681n(a)(2); see also Stevenson v. TRW, Inc., 987 F.2d 288, 294 (5th Cir. 1993) (quoting Pinner v. Schmidt, 805 F.2d 1258, 1263 (5th Cir. 1986)). ...
Genre: Law Length: 540 Pages (1,038 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
When psychologist Lisa Rayburn is offered the chance to evaluate the psychiatric release of Roman Guerrero -- a man who confessed to slaughtering eleven people nearly a decade earlier -- she's both tempted and wary. The ramifications of any decision regarding the man's release might just outweigh the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with such a fascinating -- and mysterious -- subject.
Was Guerrero the one responsible for what happened the night eleven people died in a Milwaukee restaurant? Nobody really knows, but the community is in an uproar over the possibility of a mass murderer being released into their midst.
While Lisa interviews Guerrero and struggles to stay objective, her friends -- private investigator TJ Peacock and crime reporter/blogger Bart Kosik -- push Lisa to join them in investigating the ten-year-old mystery of the Guerrero murders.
Hampered by patient confidentiality, Lisa can only listen to her friend's theories of the case. But it isn't until their ...
Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Greatest Essays of Henry David Thoreau - 26 Influential Titles in One Edition". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
Thoreau by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Slavery in Massachusetts
Life Without Principle
Natural History of Massachusetts
A Walk to Wachusett
A Winter Walk
The Succession of Forest Trees
Night and Moonlight
Aulus Persius Flaccus
Sir Walter Raleigh
Paradise (to be) Regained
Herald of Freedom
Thomas Carlyle and His Works
Wendell Phillips Before the Concord Lyceum
A Plea for Captain John Brown
The Last Days of John Brown
After the Death of John Brown
Reform and the Reformers
The Highland Light
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 437 Pages (2,129 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
In this mature romance, public school teacher and CIA advisor Martina Jung is assigned Russian spy Stanley Osipov as her target. When they fall in love, they find themselves dangerously at odds with their respective governments. But the situation is compounded as both must deal with the subsequent upheavals to their private lives. For most of their lives, both have stayed true to their ideals, but now the stars align, and the lovers are caught in the irresistible powers of nature.
She's the jilted bridezilla. He's the commitment-phobe best man. Can they work together for the sake of their businesses? Or should they avoid each other for the sake of their sanity?
Chloe Cassidy has fallen out of love with love. Which, for a wedding planner, is a highly inconvenient turn of events. When her longtime sweetheart jilts her at the altar Chloe's belief in happy-ever-after disappears along with her groom. But this attitude has her business suffering as much as she is. In a final attempt to save 'Something Borrowed', Chloe is forced to swallow her pride and work with the enemy- infuriatingly hot, best man, and award-winning chef Vaughn.
Vaughn's own attitude--he calls it spontaneous, his staff call it temperamental--has him in a spot of trouble. Captivating Chloe's admin prowess is just what his restaurant needs, if only she didn't push his avoid-at-all-costs buttons. But as they spend time together, they soon find the flames that ignite between them have nothing to do ...
Ignite is a story chronicling one woman's journey down a slippery slope -- depositing her into a world veiled in unimaginable darkness.
Ruby Carlson is a wife, mother, doctor, business owner, athlete, best friend, daughter, caretaker, and more. She is all of the things. But the pressures of projecting the perfect facade, of maintaining an existence that never fulfilled her dreams, rose to dangerous levels, resulting in her falling in love with a stranger.
Ignite outlines the events surrounding this affair, and the aftermath and breakdown, culminating in her acceptance of the fact that the path she was traversing was incongruent with her, leaving her desperate and open to vulnerability. In recognizing this, she decides to halt the unraveling and plot a course to change everything in her life.
The latter books will outline her voyage and reflect upon the lessons she learns through the process. The Terrible Love series is a heartrending transcription of one woman's unorthodox path to ...
Hop off the fast track. Buy a boat. Write the Great American Novel.
Forty-four-year-old Susanna Walker knows the importance of taking risks and dreaming big.
Mother of two grown kids. Former CEO of a Silicon Valley PR firm. Ex-wife of a still-present, former compulsive gambler. Susanna ignores their objections to her new life and refuses to accept she may be perimenopausal.
As with all well-laid plans, hers quickly derail when the hunk from the boat next door drops by and invites her to supper on his vessel Camelot. The boat's name, his boyish appearance, and the medieval armor leave her a bit dazed.
Yet, against all reason, Susanna agrees to inspect the armor more closely while he puts the finishing touches on fresh pasta, shrimp, and a cheeky Chardonnay.
When she wakes hung over the next morning, her clothes neatly folded on the chair next to her bed, she's naked.
And mad. He suckered her in with his knight-in-shining armor disguise. But does he think he can steal her underwear ...
Out of the death throes of Gaddafi's Libya a strange, potentially catastrophic story emerges as al-Qaida and one of the countries inner circle of leaders hatch a plan to secrete away hidden enriched uranium and biomaterial. Josh Martin SF leads a team of CIA Agents to prevent the deployment of these WMDs on a journey that traverses Africa, and ends in unbelievable chaos. The chase by the Special Forces and CIA Agents crosses into Europe, and after many twists and dead ends climaxes in the heart of a major European city. Josh and his team are instructed by a Special Operation's unit under direct orders from the President to use all means to stop this major terrorist attract.
R.J. Runn has a special gift for finding things. Rory Dodge is a British aristocrat who enlists her help to find the legendary Sword Of Mars. Together they must survive transportation nightmares, secret assassins, and ancient curses that conspire to keep them from their goal. Can she find the sword and get herself and her new companion back home, or will the curse of Attila The Hun seal their fate?
USA Today Bestselling Author, W.J. May brings her international bestselling series together in a box set limited edition collection! The Queen's Alpha brings you deeper into the world of shifters, fae, and magic.
The Queen's Alpha Box Set Books #1-3
ETERNAL - Book 1
She will fight for what is hers.
When the king is murdered, Katerina, his only daughter, must flee for her life. She finds herself on a strange and dangerous path. Alone for the first time, she's forced to rely upon her wits and the kindness of strangers, while protecting her royal secret at the same time.
Because she alone knows the truth. It was her brother who killed the king. And he's coming for her next.
Alone and struggling, she finds herself an instant target until a mysterious protector comes to her aid. Together, and with a collection of the most unlikely friends, the group must navigate through an enchanted world just as fantastical as it can be deadly. But time is not on their side.
With her brother's assassins ...
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 486 Pages (4,504 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
"A Woman's Life-Work -- Labors and Experiences of Laura S. Haviland" by Laura S. Haviland. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Genre: Classics Length: 491 Pages (2,142 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
An insightful mixture of political philosophy and policy advocacy, this book justifies libertarian politics using the Golden Rule of ethics to achieve a provocative new political theory called GOLD. GOLD defends the libertarian position on antiwar, drugs, prostitution, civil liberties, abortion rights, and gay marriage, GOLD explains why free market capitalism is necessary for freedom, and GOLD proves that capitalism helps the poor and racial minorities.
A sophisticated theory of GOLD economics is explained, which sheds light on the nature of money, prices, trade, supply and demand, inflation, and many other topics. The book also presents a bold new libertarian legal theory interpreting the United States Constitution and the common law. The book is organized into four parts, covering social policy, economic policy, legal policy, and the structure of government, and each part contains many different essays, with each essay analyzing an issue from the GOLD point of view.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 326 Pages (4,943 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
A COLLECTION OF TRUE CRIME CENTERING ON THE MAFIA
For most of her life as an adult, Linda Calvey was always in close quarters with the wrong kind of people. She had an innate attraction to crime and the lifestyle associated with being a gangster's girlfriend, and criminals were attracted to her by her charms and looks. Her first two marriages were with hardened criminals from East End, and the affairs in between her marriages were also with notorious armed robbers. Linda, herself, eventually graduated from simply being a "criminal's girlfriend" to "criminal," and she was a natural. However, the Black Widow starts with her "humble" beginning as a gangster's moll.
William Gibson meets Tom Clancy in this brilliant and chilling cyberthriller set in the multimedia world of the near future -- where oil is running out, wars are smart, and intelligent software agents may be the only friends you can trust.
In the year 2030 -- when the world has doubled in population and no one can escape the prying eyes of the State -- John Grant wants to save the Earth from its oil addiction, and get rich in the process.
But the revolutionary new molecule he has patented -- an astonishing advance that can split water and produce a virtually limitless supply of cheap fuel hydrogen -- has marked him as a traitor to his country and as a target.
Sufi mystic, genius mathematician and master terrorist Hamid Tabriz wants Grant's patent and his mind. Now both goals are within Tabriz's reach, thanks to a chip he has perfected which enables him to place his own mind in another's head.
An increasingly chaotic world is racing toward annihilation. And John Grant will have to ...
Winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award 1999
28 November, 2026. Sharkey, a Viennese reporter, spends a tiresome evening with Leo, a drunken computer nerd. Nearly three months later, the man's unexpectedly glamorous widow calls; her husband has died in mysterious circumstances, and she believes that he had passed on vital information to a new 'friend'.
Against his better judgement, Sharkey begins a long, fearsomely complex and frequently dangerous search through the cyberhighways and the city to explain Leo's death.
This is a dark world of nationalistic violence and racial strife, where information technology and genetic engineering have together seized terrifying new power.
Compelling, brilliant and deeply stylish, Vienna Blood is an extraordinary literary sci-fi thriller set in a chillingly plausible future.
Praise for Adrian Mathews
"Remarkable... Mathews has taken Vienna in the year 2026 and done for it what the director Ridley Scott did for Los Angeles in Blade Runner... ...
What would you do if you witnessed a murder and the victim gave you $60,000 just before he died? Should you keep the money or call the police? Julie Lawson has only moments to decide.
Julie goes for a drive in her boss's new Porsche, but a joyride turns to terror when they're rammed from behind and tumble into a ravine. Knowing he won't survive, Kevin Dufrain urges Julie to take the money and run because, "they'll get you, too." She boards a night plane to the cosmopolitan city of San Jose, Costa Rica and meets mysterious businessman, Bud Jimenez, who helps her find a job at the "Memphis South," a popular nightclub run by Texas beauty, Nellie Compton. When Julie discovers the killer has tracked her down, she heads for a beach near the Nicaraguan border.
Julie's small plane is forced to land in a remote Indian Village where she meets the passionate and charismatic Dr. Enrique Rojas, a widower who runs a medical clinic for the impoverished natives of Costa Rica. Here, Julie thinks ...
Lacey Stanmore breaks up with her controlling boyfriend. Only he insists that they are merely on a break and not broken up for good at all. However, Lacey is determined to find herself another dude to replace him instead. This idea finds Lacey falling back into old habits and she becomes a desperate dater once more. When she goes out with men that are hardly the cashmere jumper of marriage material and more like a cheap suit made of polyester, since they hardly measure up to her neighbour. Unfortunately, for Lacey, the man she secretly loves from afar has a long-term girlfriend so that is never going to happen. Hence, Lacey asking for advice from her flatmate when she needs a Plus-One for the party she is going to the following weekend so her friend sets up a dating intervention for her. Where she enlists the help of certain people close to Lacey so they will choose her next dates for the week ahead and by the end of it, Lacey might have found love you never know or at least something ...
James Bond meets Bridget Jones in this hilarious, action-packed romantic comedy about a single girl from London who becomes an unlikely spy.
It was just another day in the office for Benjy Green, Madonna super fan and lonely accountant, until the good-looking guy from the local coffee shop took her hand and told her to run for her life.
After stumbling into the middle of an MI6 operation to bring down one of the world's most dangerous criminals, Benjy has to go undercover in order to bring down the man who wants her dead. This means ditching her quirky 80s style of pearls, lace and big hair, in place of a sophisticated makeover. Together with the handsome Franklin Bright, Benjy travels to the luxury Greek resort of Mythiakos, where they pose as a wealthy, loved-up couple in order to track down the infamous Giles Ingerlock.
With Benjy's photographic memory and Franklin's MI6 training, the two try to stay alive, bring down the world's most dangerous crime lord, and avoid getting ...
WITH HUNDREDS OF FOUR AND FIVE STAR REVIEWS ON THE INDIVIDUAL BOOKS, THE SHADOW ORDER HAS BEEN CALLED FAST-PACED, ONE HELL OF A RIDE, AND UN-PUTDOWNABLE.
If there's a problem in the galaxy no one else can fix, the Shadow Order get a call.
A team pulled together because of their individual talents, the Shadow Order have little time for rest as they embark on one dangerous mission after the next, fighting volatile creatures on hostile planets.
Although when their goals begin to clash with their morals, they start asking questions.
Who are they really working for?
What's the link between the seemingly unrelated missions?
Are they the bad guys?
Do they even want to know?
Download - The Shadow Order - Books 1 - 3 - today to join Seb Zodo and his team in a fast-paced planet-hopping space opera saga. Travel with them to distant worlds inhabited by a wide range of volatile species as they move from one war to the next, pulling societies back from the brink. And maybe find out how it's ...
In the light of better and more detailed administrative databases, this open access book provides statistical tools for evaluating the effects of public policies advocated by governments and public institutions. Experts from academia, national statistics offices and various research centers present modern econometric methods for an efficient data-driven policy evaluation and monitoring, assess the causal effects of policy measures and report on best practices of successful data management and usage. Topics include data confidentiality, data linkage, and national practices in policy areas such as public health, education and employment. It offers scholars as well as practitioners from public administrations, consultancy firms and nongovernmental organizations insights into counterfactual impact evaluation methods and the potential of data-based policy and program evaluation.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 496 Pages (11,776 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
"I was eaten, plain and simple. It felt like being burned alive, like every cell in my body was exploding. Then everything stopped -- my breathing, my heart, my pain."
Eighteen-year-old Alexa Wyndham is a painfully sheltered girl from Brooklyn with a mysterious past. She is an innocent in every sense of the word. Her views of the world are formed from the poetry and literary novels she reads. Now on her own at a Manhattan college, she finds the big, bad city is just literally waiting to eat her alive. A stunning kiss from a stranger nearly ends her life. Her would be lover is after her flesh. It contains a most powerful energy, and the supernatural creatures of the city are willing to do anything for a taste of it.
Alexa's only hope of survival is Cristien La Roche, a monster, a medieval knight, and a man tormented by his past. Alexa is everything he desires, but with a touch that can kill, he is just as likely to take Alexa's life as he is to save her. Cristien is damned if he ...
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 374 Pages (1,123 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
Griffin Jude Payne is the last U.S. Marine. He's determined to take down the U.N. and send their twisted dream of a global utopia back to hell where it belongs. After assassinating the Prime Minister, he is captured and exiled off-planet. His enemy's widow boards the same ship, presenting Griffin with a unique opportunity--Prudence is his ticket back to Earth. With her as his hostage, he intends to gather the exiled residents of Asteria, commandeer a ship, and head back to reclaim Earth for all people.
Prudence has no intention of returning to Earth now that she's escaped. She wants Griffin to join her in making a new life together on Asteria. As they struggle to survive on the hostile planet, he's blindsided by her tenacious bravery and sweet sensuality until he's no longer sure if she's his hostage, or if he's hers.
My name is Madeleine Warwick and I'm a woman under siege.
Several years ago, a treasure hunting reality show resurrected the long-forgotten tale of Civil War treasure buried on my family's property. Ever since, amateur treasure hunters have been trespassing, invading our land. When their negligence cost my uncle his life, I forged a letter to disprove the treasure's existence. This stopped the hunters - but only for a time. Now they are coming back and, what's worse, my secret has been discovered.
Arrogant Professor Gregory Randall knows about the forged letter, and he can ruin me with one phone call. But he won't - as long I let him stay on the property to search for the treasure himself. It isn't easy living in the same house as your blackmailer, and there's more to Randall than meets the eye. He's convinced there's something to find, and I'm starting to think he might be right.
But even as we race to find the treasure first, the situation is becoming dangerous. Someone is ...
"Three friends reunited to uncover a haunting mystery -- I couldn't put it down." NYT Bestselling Author Luanne Rice
Emily was their closest friend, or so they thought -- until years later, when her secrets send them on a perilous search for the truth about who she really was... and why she died...
Ten years ago, during a party gone out of control, beautiful, vibrant Emily plummeted to her death, leaving her three best friends and sorority sisters -- Natalie, Laura and Madison -- devastated. None of them has ever forgotten that night, or the role each may have played in Emily's death, the guilt that has pursued them, and the loss they still suffer.
Now an unknown writer has rocketed onto bestseller lists with a novel that eerily mirrors their own story. Who is he? How does he know the intimate details of their lives? And why is he accusing one of them of murder? As they begin to unravel the startling truth about their friend, each will rediscover a love she lost long ago and ...
A world of inventors, adventure, and fairy tales made real
A secret society is on the hunt for the first steam engine plans from master inventor Nikolas Klaus. When Tee, Elly, and Richy get caught in the middle, they're lives are forever altered as they take their first steps to becoming the legends known as the Yellow Hoods.
From the realms of nursery rhymes and fairy tales, meet Christophe Creangle, Nikolas Klaus, and Ron-Paul Silskin, as well the Tub, a secret society led for decades by butchers, bakers, and candle stick makers, and more.
Touching and daring, with snarky humor, the Yellow Hoods is clean YA that appeals to younger (9-15) and older readers alike.
"Dreece has crafted a tale with elements to delight the child in all of us, and intrigue the most creative adult mind." -- Author J.K.Norry
"A gripping read. Lots of fun for kids and adults both. A wonderful mixture of action, mystery and whimsy that leaves an impression on you long after you've turned the last page." - ...
The race to possess the country is on.
Jacelyn Ridgely has seen firsthand the lengths her enemies are willing to go to rid themselves of her claim to the crown of Innorthland. Like sharks they circle ever closer on land and river and sea. And like sharks, they are camouflaged and she can't always tell where or who they are. The one person she can trust has disappeared and she is torn between trying to find him, and those who urge her to stake her claim to the throne.
Surprisingly, her wildcrafting skill, her natural resilience and her blossoming ability to deceive are coming to her aid as she and her companions race upriver to claim the Jewel of the Grandling before Billetine strikes.
In this fast-paced adventure-fantasy, D.L. Hopkins has woven a tightly intriguing whiplash story to keep you turning pages, with a cast of clever and endearing characters to thoroughly enchant even the toughest critics.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 389 Pages (1,424 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
I read the quote by a renowned social anthropologist Dr Margaret Mead. When a reporter asked her, "When do you declare that human civilization has started at this particular point while excavating?"
Her answer was a typical one like roads, utensils, constructions etc. She declared "when I found a healed femur bone, I declare that the human civilization has started here!"
That exceptional answer by Dr. Margaret Mead enthralled me!
This answer implies that thousands of years back when man was living in jungles, in his primitive days, some person had actually lifted a wounded person to the cave, hunted and fed that wounded person for at least six months!
I started wondering, who this person was? How did he take a stand against routinely accepted norm of leaving an injured mate behind to die? What turmoil had he gone through? How had he communicated his anguish to the others living with him when language was primitive? What caused him to do this strange and unique thing in the first ...
Starting over is never easy.
When, on the heels of her children leaving home, Lilly Edwards' husband announces that their twenty year marriage is over, she must come to grips with her new future - alone.
Taking a long, hard look in the mirror, she is horrified by the image staring back at her. What happened to the cheerful, ambitious and fit person she once was?
Can Lilly - a repressed, stay at home mother - find the courage to redefine herself in spite of being friendless, career-less, and obese? Can she overcome years of unhappiness to pick up the pieces and rebuild her life along with the relationships she has inadvertently let slide
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 373 Pages (1,926 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
James Willard Schultz (1859-1947) was an author, explorer, and historian known for his historical writings of the Blackfoot Indians in the late 1800s, when he lived among them as a fur trader. His work is important because it contains first-hand accounts from Native Americans which he recorded and wove exciting biographical narratives around. The James Willard Schultz Collection includes the four books Schultz is best known for - Bird Woman (Sacajawea) the Guide of Lewis and Clark: Her Own Story Now First Given to the World, Lone Bull's Mistake: A Lodge Pole Chief Story, Rising Wolf, the White Blackfoot: Hugh Monroe's Story of His First Year on the Plains and Apauk, Caller of Buffalo.
James Willard Schultz Collection
Bird Woman (Sacajawea) the Guide of Lewis and Clark: Her Own Story Now First Given to the World by James Willard Schultz.
Lone Bull's Mistake: A Lodge Pole Chief Story by James Willard Schultz.
Rising Wolf, the White Blackfoot: Hugh Monroe's Story of His First Year on ...
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs Length: 328 Pages (1,239 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
As a single 21-year-old,Bess Parker ventured forth alone, which was virtually unheard of in 1908, into far southwestern North Dakota to establish a homestead, where she became a successful rancher. Her journey demonstrated her strength and steely will as it was filled with challenges and heartache. After kicking her drunk and abusive husband to the curb in 1916, Bess found herself raising four small children alone in a sod house on the pioneer prairie.
Bess II: Into the Wind continues Bess' story through the First World War, the Spanish Flu epidemic and into the 1920s as she works to keep her children and her ranch thriving in dangerous times. She meets Anna ,a schoolteacher who is also lesbian, and given the religious and intolerant nature of the community, Bess and Anna must manage their relationship secretly and discreetly while raising the children--or face the consequences of their forbidden love.
BessII is the second in a series of four historical novels by Charles Cranston ...
Johnny Jewel works as a cowboy but his ambition is to be an aviator and he spends much of his time studying and dreaming about flying. Johnny learns of a damaged plane abandoned in the desert on the Mexican side of the border, and comes up with a plan to put it to work. His affairs are being monitored by Mary V, the ranch owner's spunky daughter, who is slowly taking interest in Johnny. But in the meantime, a gang of rustlers are taking advantage of his passion for flying in order to distract him from his job of keeping an eye over the ranch's horses.
The Thunder Bird is a sequel of Johnny Jewel's story and it looks like our heroes didn't learn their lessons, as Johnny seems more stubborn and Mary V more spoiled. Johnny is determined to pay his debt before going back to the ranch and to Mary V, but this time his affairs take a foray into an international intrigue.
Bertha Muzzy Bower (1871-1940) was an American author who wrote novels and short stories about the American Old West. She ...
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 378 Pages (1,688 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
Bar-20 is the name of a notorious group which includes Hopalong Cassidy, the famous Cowboy hero played by William Boyd on-screen with his loyal and boisterous friends. Travel back in Wild West and enjoy the amusing and intriguing adventures of the gang:
The Bar-20 Three
"The town lay sprawled over half a square mile of alkali plain, its main Street depressing in its width, for those who were responsible for its inception had worked with a generosity born of the knowledge that they had at their immediate and unchallenged disposal the broad lands of Texas and New Mexico on which to assemble a grand total of twenty buildings, four of which were of wood. As this material was scarce, and had to be brought from where the waters of the Gulf... " (Bar-20)
Clarence E. Mulford (1883-1956) was a prolific author whose short stories and 28 novels were adapted to radio, feature film, television, and comic books, often deviating significantly from the original stories, ...
Genre: Action & Adventure Length: 620 Pages (1,786 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
16 yeard old Jade Geminorum is in a perilous race against time to uncover Lemurias past before the Deltrilians of the North can rewrite history and force the world into the static shadow of their empires crystal-powered technocracy. Her parents, esteemed archaeologists from the tree-top city of Magonia, left behind a single blood-stained clue: "Find Starseers Sanctum. The world must not Forget."
Meanwhile, back on Earth, the cosmic Frequency has begun to alter Dallas Zypher's DNA. The Watchers who haunted his childhood claim they can help - so long as he forfeits the mysterious serpent-headed pendant locked away in his fathers study. In a life or death escape to learn more about the necklace and the Watchers, Dallas stumbles through a secret portal into Lemuria where his father once planned rebellion against the Empire with the crsytal locked inside the necklace.
With the help of Jade, Dallas soon learns that his only path home depends upon him Remembering that which Lemuria has ...
In the eyes of Amy Roston, Tell Reardon was and always would be a hero. As a child, he had saved her, as a man he taught her to love. And Amy wanted only Tell. But Tell she couldn't have. With a lie she told, Amy's whole world came crashing in on her, and she didn't just lose Tell. Amy lost everything.
Tell Reardon was an investigative reporter and he loved what he did until Tell came across an evil that meant to put him to an end. He had to go home to his small town in Florida, in part to heal, and in part to hide. What Tell found when he returned home was the girl that he had loved, Amy, and she needed saving from the evil that had followed him home.
Join Tell as he fights to try and save Amy and then he has to fight to keep her safe while hating her for what she had done to him in the past. Because Tell and Amy know the truth, Amy's lie has broken Tell into a million pieces, and only she can fix him, and only if he'll let her.
When the wind speaks and the fire dies,
a shadow will come into the Kingdom of Lies.
When a surge of primal, living magic levels a mage tower and offers Dnara a chance to escape a life of slavery, she takes it and runs. When the unleashed magic catches her, it offers her a choice. A choice is made and a gift is given, but what one being considers a gift, another may consider a curse.
The lands of Ellium are dying. A blighting corruption born a thousand years ago spreads slowly westward, sowing seeds of chaos and despair. From simple farmer to gilded noble, none in the human kingdoms of Carnath and Orynthis can escape the blight's touch. Crops rot in the fields, animals are disappearing, and children are no longer being born. Desperate men turn hungry, envious eyes towards the unspoiled plateaus of the Orc'kothi tribes and the cloistered forests of the Elvan clans. The gods sleep while fate draws uncertain lines in the sand. War looms over the horizon like a storm carried by the ...
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 479 Pages (1,783 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
WHAT NOT TO TALK ABOUT IN POLITE SOCIETY Hi! Wanna do coffee? This book is for anybody wonders about aliens, UFO's, and extra-terrestrial supernatural stuff. You don't have to believe in God. Doesn't make Him mad--especially if He doesn't exist. Human existence seems in peril. You are at liberty to live independent of religious intrusion. Isn't free will wonderful? I was early taught to believe God's ways are inscrutable, so not to ask itchy scratchy questions. Like... is it a good religious idea to scare the Hell out of people? If life after death, why doesn't somebody slingshot back with definite data? What about the "human predicament?" Why so many different religions? Is God persnickety about keeping most people out of Heaven? Anyway, what matters now... may I warm your cup? You and I can come to terms of endearment. Being "right" not what matters most. Being kind matters. Respect for all living creatures matters. If I'm right about pending inevitable crisis of Apocalypse, this ...
Once everything dear to the person is lost, and only the obsession stays - then does one truly understand the issues that reside in ones self.
John has always had a crush on Melanie Mercer, as far as you will know. Through years of growing up together, and holding on to the idea that she was absolutely perfect - John has to figure out how to handle the way he approaches Melanie about his feelings when the two are reunited once again.
John's perspective completely fleshes out the kind of person that he is, and his uniqueness, and outward thinking will resonate with any reader, while another mysterious character that comes into play later in the story will provide the dark, and eerie side to ones mind that will have the same connective effect with the reader.
"A methodical female serial killer in Texas targets abusive, homicidal men who skirt the justice system in this thriller... This gripping story doesn't provide easy answers... A grim, riveting tale of a vigilante murderer that's sure to spark debates." ~~ Kirkus Review~~
Nicole Brannig believes that education is the panacea for what ails this country. She starts an organization that offers all-expenses-paid, four-year college scholarships to impoverished students. But there is a catch. All applicants must agree to a tubal ligation or a vasectomy to qualify. Despite being ridiculed and threatened, and accused of attempting to resurrect eugenics, she has more applicants than she has funds for. Nicole's dream of making a dent in the cycle of poverty and child abuse is becoming a reality, but when one father discovers that his daughter has signed a contract for this scholarship and goes after Nicole with a gun, her dream begins to unravel. Z hasn't the patience for slow processes, such ...
An independent sequel to the story Trapped with the CEO. Chinese Romance Novel.
Daniel Si was a strong capable businessman. He was known as the world's youngest and most distinguished CEO after taking over his father's company at the age of 25. Such a powerful man seemed to know little about himself.
Janet Shao was a mischievous woman. She grew up with Daniel. Throughout her entire childhood, and into her adult life, Daniel Si had always been there.
Oh wait, you may find their surnames familiar. BINGO! This is a story about Harry Si's son and Samuel Shao's daughter. Is their relationship going to play out the way it did with their parents? Will they be together or just maintain friends? Complicated yet intriguing...
In the summer of 1809, Wilhelm moves with his musketeer company south from Driesen, where he first meets Margaret Christine in the household of the Guild Master of Müncheberg - a man far more powerful than first perceived. Margaret Christine stirs his heart's passions. An encounter with Charlotte creates conflicts within the house.
Testing his beliefs, he journeys from Müncheberg to Berlin, where he finds himself transferred to a cavalry regiment barracked at Dorotheenstadt.
Margaret Christine's feelings are confused. Charlotte struggles with her torment. A chance meeting has Mademoiselle Virginie Christiane Beaudoin, a French courtesan, and companion of Cardinal Jean Pierre Lauren, quickly redefining life's pathways.
Love, conflicts, and tragedy twist and weave the impossible.
Wilhelm struggles with his love for a woman and his loyalty to those who demand the ultimate commitment and sacrifice. But then, as nations prepare for war, nothing is ever set permanently in time, the ...
??This is a cookbook. This is an adventure novel. This is a love story. This is a tale of survival. This is a spiritual journey. This is a catalog of the oppressions and destructions perpetrated by the machine of mankind. This is a handbook on standing up to the tyranny enacted by a corrupt government through the mechanism of fear. This is a recruitment manual for a global movement of resistance. We are winning. It is time to stand up. Enough is enough. Do what feels right.
??Last winter I was called to Standing Rock to protect the water and my entire world was flipped upside down. I lived in the most amazing, love based, frozen tipi utopia, where I connected with the greatest human beings imaginable, and connected to myself and the universe through the ceremonies of the Lakota people, and through science. I was simultaneously exposed to not only the long list of evils unleashed on our species and planet in the name of money, but witnessed this first hand through a cloud of tear gas ...
Genre: Science & Math Length: 755 Pages (1,128 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
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Rivalry, jealousy, and petty spats are common among the seniors living at Secret Cove townhouse complex. But the murder of a friend is the last straw for Suzanne Rickson. Fans of Murder, She Wrote and Miss Marple will love this smart and resourceful sleuth. Death in Halfmoon Bay is a tantalizing whodunit that will keep you guessing till the end. -- Debra Purdy Kong, Award-Winning Author of Casey Holland Transit Mysteries
A charming, page-turning cozy that draws the reader in and never lets them go. Great characters and surprising plot twists and turns make for a terrific read. -- A.J. Devlin, Award-Winning Author of Hammerhead Jed Mysteries
A twisted act of love, relentless politics, and multiple poisonings pit neighbour against neighbour in what was once a serene, West Coast retirement community. From the beginning, Suzanne Rickson is confident ...
Every year, each of the humanoid planets in the United Universe select two young adults to attend the Academy, a four-year program on a cruiser that travels through space. The students train with their humanoid peers to become Ambassadors tasked with ensuring the continued peace, harmony, and security of the known Universe.
Sunshine Blue Mountain, from the planet Baatar, is one such student.
Just like any ordinary Academy student, Sunny finds a holiday job aboard a trading spaceship, visits her web-toed friends on their watery world, rides a Clopthristwith, and falls painfully in love with the warrior-race boy with the striking blue eyes.
When she finally encounters the greatest threat the known Universe has ever experienced, will her natural instinct to fight finally win?
This is the story of her second year at the Academy.
Note that this is a Young Adult novel, intended for audiences 13 years and older.
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 367 Pages (444 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
She's the Keeper of the Galaxies, and he's out to kill her...
Losing one's Magic means losing your life, and Emma has been tethered to the life-force of the Galaxies since she was an infant. Emma's deepest secret might be the death of her and everyone else around her, if not for Zach Stone, who Emma always assumed to be just an ordinary classmate of hers -- that is, until he pulls her out of the way of a curse and an electrifying current races through them. This current sends their hearts and their Magic racing, pushing their friendship over the line. When Emma and Zach learn that they are the Kahi -- the King and Queen of the Galaxies -- they swear to keep the other safe, no matter the cost, which might very well be each other.
Lucas Adler has declared war on both of them. He always gets what he's after, and he won't stop until he does. Lucas is willing to kill anyone who gets in his way, but he might delude himself in the process...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 405 Pages (788 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
Trapped Pentalogy Series - Episode I: Trapped with the CEO
Drugged one night by her ex-boyfriend, a mysterious man took advantage of her in an ecstatic night filled with sex.
To take her revenge, she married the man, and used him.
"As long as I'm alive, I'm still his legal wife, while all of you are just his mistresses."
She remained adamant even when he was involved in scandals with other women.
Eventually she stormed off after she learned that he had betrayed her again. But life brought her back to him a few years later, to his astonishment. The man had already got what he wanted from her, but she couldn't understand why he still wanted to torture and haunt her.
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 2,008 Pages (2,117 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
Sentinels: Children of Valhalla -- (Sentinels Saga, Book #1)
Space Opera focusing on its young protagonists' fraught experiences as they move from students to full participants in a galactic war. -- sf-encyclopedia.com
-- Too Young To Die --
Upon reaching seventeen years of age, all residents of the planet Valhalla are required to serve in the Sentinel Fleet. It's a fate young Robin and her friends must live with; chances of surviving their enlistments are bleak. Countless Sentinels have already perished in a war that has lasted for over a century, and with each succeeding generation, hopes for an end to the conflict diminish. Relentless combat between the Sentinels and their longtime enemy has only resulted in a lengthy stalemate. But when Robin's battalion is selected to receive special training, a series of events is set into motion that will shake things up on both sides of the conflict. The Sentinels are faced with an unexpected threat... and defeat may be closer for them than ...
Though doting parents often teach their children the futility of violence, every rational human being also understands the hypocrisy inherent in such lessons, since life surrounds us with countless examples of practical solutions wrought in savagery. While each act of brutality inevitably debases all humankind, a maladjusted minority also recognize in it a tempting potential to make quick return on a prized reward. Perspective, then, becomes a matter of outcomes. Most of us will experience violence demeaning; few of us will know violence redeeming.
Journey into the surreal and mysterious in "Constant Is the Sound", "Listen, Darling", "Tending the Garden of Evil", "Magicus", and "Airport". Have a frighteningly good time reading "They Walk", "The Tollbooth", and "Defile". Experience the true horror that is contemporary reality in "Bus Driver, Bus Driver", "Fatty, Fatty", and "Scrawl", or take a trip into the darkness of the past in "Spin the Wheels for Ill" and "Envoy to Klis".
Florence, 1947. An assassin threatens the life of the city's leader.
Out of desperation and hope, the Duke of Lorraine sends for his young widowed cousin and spy, Isabella, to unmask and stop the killer. But very soon Isabella falls for the charms of the enigmatic Vittario, putting herself at risk of entrapment.
Is Vittario her enemy, or is he her potential husband? Isabella must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice to complete her mission and save Florence from a political storm.
Murder in Mind is an engaging thriller and mystery exploring murder in medieval Italy. Perfect for fans of C.J. Sampson and Rory Clements.
Amelia Pasch is a former lawyer. She now writes full-time and lives in Cyprus.
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Tantalizing steaks sizzling on the grill, melt in your mouth fillet mignon kebab, heartwarming chilies and stews. Is your mouth watery yet? Beef is one of the most versatile protein there is and is overall rich in the nutrients our body needs. You can use in many different ways. In this book, you will find 365 recipes where beef is the star ingredient.
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Winner of the 1991 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel and the FIRST mystery in the highly acclaimed Skip Langdon series, New Orleans Mourning falls deliciously between the psychological suspense of Laura Lippman and the delicate drama of Tennessee Williams.
"Smith is a gifted writer." -Washington Post Book World
MURDER, MARDI GRAS--AND MORE SECRETS THAN BEADS...
It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and civic leader and socialite Chauncey St. Amant has been crowned Rex, King of Carnival. But his day of glory comes to an abrupt and bloody end when a parade-goer dressed as Dolly Parton guns him down. Is the killer his aimless, promiscuous daughter Marcelle? Homosexual, mistreated son Henry? Helpless, alcoholic wife Bitty? Or some unknown player? Turns out the king had enemies...
Enter resourceful heroine Skip Langdon, a rookie police officer and former debutante turned cynic of the Uptown crowd. Scouring the streets for clues, interviewing revelers and street people with names like Jo ...
When her sister ran away from the wedding, Autumn was forced to marry Charles. His name had been linked to innumerable ladies. He had different girlfriends for every day of a year. Autumn had never thought that she would fall in love with him.
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 327 Pages (497 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
Isolated near a tiny Scottish cove and destitute when her father dies, Fleur and her mother Hannah are at the mercy of a ruthless landholder. During a storm when the rent holder comes to collect his payment in the only trade Hannah has, Fleur, sent away, saves a man's life from the savage sea and earns a chance to make a new life for herself and her mother.
Running for their lives from their past, they eventually find work in an eccentric but acclaimed English artist's household. Sir Clarence, the master, doesn't hire women. However, Hasty, his majordomo, is desperate for a cook and takes them on but hides their gender. Meanwhile, the man whom Fleur saved has given up looking for her, though she has been the means of his becoming a Scottish laird. He hires Sir Clarence to produce a painting and comes to collect it. The master, after throwing out Fleur when he discovers her sex then rehires her for a desperate want of a good cook, comes to know and like Fleur. Invited to the laird's ...
Understanding the governance of complex social-ecological systems is vital in a world faced with rapid environmental change, conflicts over dwindling natural resources, stark disparities between rich and poor and the crises of sustainability. Improved understanding is also essential to promote governance approaches that are underpinned by justice and equity principles and that aim to reduce inequality and benefit the most marginalised sectors of society.
This book is concerned with enhancing the understanding of governance in relation to social justice and environmental sustainability across a range of natural resource sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. By examining governance across various sectors, it reveals the main drivers that influence the nature of governance, the principles and norms that shape it, as well as the factors that constrain or enable achievement of justice and sustainability outcomes. The book also illuminates the complex relationships that exist between various ...
Genre: Engineering & Transportation Length: 386 Pages (4,894 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
Make your favorite restaurant dishes at home with easy copycat recipes from America's most popular restaurants! You will start cooking like a restaurant chef before you know it!
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Everyone likes to dine out every once in a while -- a date night with a significant other, a family dinner at a nice restaurant, lunch out or coffee with friends at a local café, or even a quick drive-by at a favorite fast food place. There's just something about eating out that, whether alone or with friends, makes eating all the more enjoyable. Maybe you think that you'll never be able to recreate the food you order at Outback Steakhouse, Starbucks, Chipotle, or Applebee's. So, you go in there, wait in line for what seems like an eternity, and then pay for food that you know is way overpriced.
But what if you didn't have to go through all that? No leaving the house, no waiting in line, and no spending money on expensive food -- just the amazing taste of your beloved ...
The Crucible of Steele is a fast-paced techno-thriller filled with unexpected twists, ethical entanglements and provocative science.
To secure the earth for the perfect few, they need to rid the world of the imperfect many. Only one of their own can stop them...
In a remote region of Honduras, Dr. Gene Young fears for his young patients. The extremely high teen birth rate has inexplicably dropped to zero, and he can't find anyone who will listen. Only Frank Anderson, a discredited geneticist and pioneer of in-vitro fertilization, believes him.
In Atlanta, a successful technology consultant, Georgia Steele, makes a living protecting her client's data, systems, and intellectual assets, while discreetly exposing embezzlement and corporate espionage. A multi-racial orphan in search of blood relatives, her keen ability to uncover hidden information has failed in her personal life.
Georgia's luck changes after a brief encounter with a near-twin leads her to track down her estranged ...
Love MINECRAFT? **Over 156,000 words of kid-friendly fun!**
This high-quality fan fiction fantasy diary book BOX SET is for kids, teens, and nerdy grown-ups who love to read epic stories about their favorite game!
The FULL SEASON ONE Box Set of **Jack the Kid** (6 Episodes)... That's SIX Minecraft LitRPG Diary Books in ONE!!!
Season 1 Episode 1
The Weird Walker Arrives
Jack Walker is a kid in the real world, and he's obsessed with gaming. When he finds that his school's computer lab has just installed a brand new Virtual Reality System, he can't resist sneaking a peek at it while all of the other kids are outside watching a rare solar eclipse. But when Jack finds himself suddenly transported INTO his familiar Minecraft world--real life body and all--the boy finds that he's gotten into a VR gaming experience that is a little TOO real!
Minecraftians Steve and Alex live a pretty peaceful life in their mountain home that Alex built around a mysterious anomaly she called 'the Divining ...
A woman with a past, a man determined to uncover the truth, and a secret that could tear them apart forever.
A Grieving Husband: Amon Cayle needs a seamstress. He has spent the last year rebuilding his life after the tragic death of his wife in a kitchen fire, the same fire that nearly took the life of his eldest son as well. The business of grieving their loss, as well as the work of his tobacco plantation, has caused him to neglect the simplest of tasks. His family now needs clothes and despite his dislike for Mary McKechnie, and their shared past, he offers her the job.
A Desperate Mother: Mary McKechnie needs a job. Her brother has threatened to take her daughters and place them into indentured service if she can't provide for them. He hasn't made it any easier by insisting she work only for fellow Friends. When Amon Cayle offers her a job, she has little choice but to accept.
A Devastating Secret: The last time Amon spoke with Mary, after she walked away from him into the ...
The past haunts her, but the future may kill her.
Cynthia Reynolds, CEO of Zurtel, has one love in her life -- her career. At a young age, she learned the pain of romance.
Now her father has hired Tristen Conners as a pilot, the very man who taught her that painful lesson.
A sinister plot of industrial espionage to steal MX7, a new product that will revolutionize the aerospace industry, throws Cynthia and Tristen together in a deadly adventure.
"We'll bury her so deep, even her ghost will have a mouth full of dirt!"
When Rebecca Wallace arrives at Auercliff to check on her aged aunt, she's in for a shock. Her aunt's mind is crumbling, and the old woman refuses to let Rebecca stay overnight. And just as she thinks she's starting to understand the truth, Rebecca makes a horrifying discovery in one of the house's many spare rooms.
A dead body. A woman. Old and rotten. And her aunt insists she has no idea where it came from.
The truth lies buried in the past. For generations, the occupants of Auercliff have been tormented by the repercussions of a horrific secret. And somehow everything seems to be centered upon the mausoleum in the house's ground, where every member of the family is entombed once they die.
Whose body was left to rot in one of the house's rooms? Why have successive generations of the family been plagued by a persistent scratching sound? And what really happened to Rebecca many years ago, when she found ...
This is a re-released title that has been previously published under a publisher. Work has not been altered.
Ashley "Ash" Thomas is a young boss, who's known for his ruthless ways and no-nonsense attitude. After running his family's business alongside his brothers for years, Ash no longer wants any part of that life. Nearly losing his life as a result of one of his brother's reckless actions was an eye opener for him and the main reason he is more than ready to step away from the game. Now, all Ash wants to do is run his tattoo business with his best friend, Marcel, and continue to stack his paper. Unfortunately, a lot of people aren't feeling the "new" Ash. His girlfriend Misty being the main one.
Misty didn't bother to hide her distaste for Ash's newfound career. She didn't like the possibility of the lifestyle she'd grown accustomed to, changing. She was used to having money at her disposal and Ash wrapped around her finger, but she was slowly noticing that things ...
Genre: African American Length: 321 Pages (1,377 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
Dating and intimacy are fun, but how do we nurture love and romance long term? What if distance divides us from our sweetheart? What if our cultures clash? How does it feel to fall for a foreigner? Should we marry? How easy is it to raise globetrotting kids?
Angela Nicoara's ground-breaking book 'Loving an Alien' is a timely reminder that love can conquer any differences. Her work speaks to a shrinking world of easy travel, lightning-fast telecommunications, and increasing contact between people of diverse backgrounds, many of whom will fall in love and get married. Sounds like someone you know, perhaps?
In this true life, romantic page-turner, former broadcast journalist Angela Nicoara interviews twenty-seven women of different nationalities; each responds with an authentic voice that transcends borders to offer helpful relationship advice for women, based on their own successful marriage to a foreigner.
While many relationship books provide theoretical expertise from a single ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 444 Pages (1,377 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
Death's Dawn is the conclusion to the five book Blue Fire epic novel series and Tianna's journey of self-discovery.
Kai's attack on Haven has plunged the Draak into an all-out battle for their survival, but the race of shapeshifting dragons must survive or all of Lagrangia will be lost to the evil that has steadily engulfed the land. The constant battle has plunged both the human and magical worlds into chaos, leaving the Draak and a handful of allies the only ones fighting back. But they can't face this evil on their own -- Lagrangia must put aside their fears and learn to stand together as one.
The time has come for the prophecy to be fully realized. Although many have put their faith in its words and believed it would somehow see them through, the birth of Tianna's twins -- one by each of her mates -- has made the path fate has laid out seem even more unclear.
The twins now possess uniquely different but extremely powerful gifts. Onyx, the daughter of Kai, has fully released ...
If you take elements of Clementine Wamariya's memoir, THE GIRL WHO SMILED BEADS, and Oliver Stone's docudrama, HEAVEN & EARTH, then throw in sprinkles of Kevin Kwon's CRAZY RICH ASIANS, you'll get Amy M. Le's debut historical fiction novel, SNOW IN VIETNAM. There are elements of humor, romance and heartache injected throughout these pages of fear and uncertainty. Strength from family and trust in oneself are at the heart of this book.
Growing up in war-torn Vietnam was normal, even idyllic at times, for Snow, the youngest of seven children in her family. Although her heart belongs to an American GI, she honors her father by marrying a Vietnamese man. Her halcyon life unravels as the Vietnam War ravages her country and the threat of communism culminates with the fall of Saigon. Life in unified Vietnam under the new regime becomes unbearable. Betrayed by her husband and left with a dying child to raise, Snow must set aside her morals and push herself to the limit emotionally, ...
Thursday, April 11, 1912
Inspired by true events, Heart of Disaster is the fictionalized story of the Irish steerage passengers who joined RMS Titanic. The legend says "Thursday's child has far to go" but nobody knew just how troublesome this journey would prove.
Four single friends, a newly married couple and a stoker who works in the belly of the gigantic ship meet that fateful night. When disaster strikes, not all survive. Even the ones who live, have lost something forever in the freezing Atlantic Ocean.
An Australian woman's life of adventure and romance
Thomas is a widower with two young daughters. Concerned that the girls lack a strong female figure in their lives, he starts telling them the Sheila Stories--the adventures of an Australian woman before, during, and after World War II.
But Sheila is no ordinary woman.
At the age of eighteen, she comes into some money and leaves a comfortable home in Sydney to buy a sheep farm in Queensland.
At that's just the beginning, for during the course of the stories, Sheila
Befriends aboriginal farm workers.
Fights dingoes and a venomous snake.
Buys a ten thousand acre cattle station.
Almost drowns in a flash flood.
Dances to big band music in Toowoomba.
Joins the Australian Women's Army Service in WW II.
Drives an ambulance.
Risks her life to save another.
Helps disabled servicemen.
Marries a soldier.
Moves to America.
Runs a bed and breakfast in Cape May, New Jersey.
And opens a surf shop.
Put your cares aside and embark on ...
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She has a magic dagger. But she won't use it to kill.
Loren's always dreamed of becoming a great thief. One day she gets her chance.
She follows a fugitive wizard out of her forest home. On her back is a noble's stolen cloak. At her belt is a dagger the world hasn't seen in centuries.
But something keeps her from ever taking a life.
Soon she crosses path with a family of smugglers. In no time, she's run off with their most precious treasure.
Now the king's law AND other criminals want her dead. Wonderful.
If she can survive, Loren may become the most infamous thief in the world.
If she falls, she'll be only the first to burn in a war that threatens all the nine kingdoms.
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Amanda Graham inherited a rundown bed and breakfast, a starving cat, and some dead guy who's buried in her garden!
What should've been a simple remodeling project and a new business in a small Oregon beach town winds up with her uncle named as the number one murder suspect, a slew of odd neighbors and problematic townspeople, and Amanda wanting to just sit down and eat her weight in chocolate pie.
Sure, she could pack her bags and travel back to LA... or should she dig in, heal from her failed romance, and find a whole new set of friends and adventures in Ravenwood Cove?
And how could a quiet little coastal village have so many secrets?
Includes the free recipe for Amanda's (and the author's) favorite cinnamon rolls. First novel in the Ravenwood Cove ebook series. Paperback and audiobook (with Whispersync) versions coming soon. Mild PG rating (because hey, there's a dead guy in it).