Dean and Mikael's love has all the makings of a storybook romance. If only their deepening devotion wasn't peppered with druids, werewolves and impending war. The peaceful and steady rural life Dean had only dreamed of has been disrupted by the usual suspects in any serious romance, and is only intensified by their mystical and inherently dangerous nature. Despite the weightiness of their "in-laws" and their issues, Dean and Mikael's relationship climbs to new heights and, in this committed intimacy, a passion, beyond that which can be imagined emerges. Meanwhile, evil forces gather once again, threatening the already tenuous hold Mikael and Dean have on their domestic bliss. The couple cling to a sense of normality only found with one another as they await the ensuing tides of war that creep closer with every passing moment. But there's also exploration and magic outside of Dean's deepening fidelity to Mikael. His newfound lineage connects him more deeply to the pack and to the natural realms. As he explores the reach of his latent abilities with a mysterious shaman, he finds his value to the pack is more than simply as an accessory to its heir. He also begins to realize that his best interest might not naturally align with theirs. Fortifying his defenses includes shielding his lover and partner, as well as himself, as they seek a conclusion in which their love emerges in one piece. The Carpenter's Destiny is the latest novel in a gay romance series. Balancing primal sex scenes and the sweetness of evolving commitment, this story stretches the boundaries of what even the heartiest of love stories can hold. When true evil threatens his dreams, how deep into the darkness will Dean venture to hold onto the true bright flame in his life?
It was just a one-night stand; Elliot never thought it would ever turn into anything more. It's a tale as old as time: head out to a club, find someone hot, and spend a fun night with someone you'll never have to see again. Except Elliot can't get the man with golden eyes out of his mind... and dreams dancing with fire aren't the only thing Elliot is left with after their night together. He can't deny it forever: his body is changing in impossible ways, ways that mean his life will never again be the same. A fire has been ignited inside him, one he'll do anything to protect. Even if that means confronting a dragon. The last thing in the world Valdis expects to see when he answers a knock at his door is the human he spent a single night with months ago... a human claiming Valdis is the father of his child. It shouldn't be possible. Dragons don't mate with humans and they certainly don't sire children with them. Yet the proof stands there right before Valdis's eyes, demanding answers Valdis never thought he'd have to give. They can't be mates... But neither of them can deny the pull they feel toward each other. Neither of them can ignore the scalding heat whenever they touch. Maybe the impossible isn't so impossible after all. Ignite is a 47,000-word mpreg novel sure to keep you warm at night, filled with fated mates and a HEA.
Author: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: True Crime
Gangs continue to commit criminal activity, recruit new members in urban, suburban, and rural regions across the United States, and develop criminal associations that expand their influence over criminal enterprises, particularly street-level drug sales. The most notable trends for 2011 have been the overall increase in gang membership, and the expansion of criminal street gangs' control of street-level drug sales and collaboration with rival gangs and other criminal organizations.
In Eat to Lose, Eat to Win, celebrity nutritionist Rachel Beller (of Biggest Loser fame) takes a basic tenet of weight loss—eat the “right” foods—and makes it easy to achieve. No more writing lists or memorizing “approved” foods—an extensive, take-it-with-you, full-color look-and-shop guide shows actual products, making purchasing healthy foods and sticking to a nutritious eating plan straightforward and undemanding. Eat to Lose, Eat to Win is sensible and real-world ready with practical tips on how to best incorporate the latest nutritional recommendations—such as fiber, Omega-3, protein, and antioxidants—into a healthy diet. Filled with recipes for simple-to-prepare meals and snacks, as well as common-sense suggestions, this is a must-have tool for anyone looking for motivation to change to a healthier lifestyle.
Author: Douglas Valentine
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2016-06-28
“An important work.” —John Prados, author of President’s Secret Wars “This definitive account of the Phoenix program, the US attempt to destroy the Viet Cong through torture and summary execution, remains sobering reading for all those trying to understand the Vietnam War and the moral ambiguities of America’s Cold War victory. Though carefully documented, the book is written in an accessible style that makes it ideal for readers at all levels, from undergraduates to professional historians.” —Alfred W. McCoy, author of The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade
Author: T. A. Barron
Release Date: 2011-05-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
A raging sea tosses a boy upon the shores of ancient Wales. Left for dead, he has no memory, no name, and no home. But it is his determination to find out who he is—to learn the truth about his mysterious powers—that leads him to a strange and enchanted land. And it is there he discovers that the fate of this land and his personal quest are strangely entwined.
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2016-03-07
The future competitiveness of the United States in an increasingly interconnected global economy depends on the nation fostering a workforce with strong capabilities and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). STEM knowledge and skills enable both individual opportunity and national competitiveness, and the nation needs to develop ways of ensuring access to high-quality education and training experiences for all students at all levels and for all workers at all career stages. The National Science Foundation (NSF) holds a primary responsibility for overseeing the federal governmentâ€™s efforts to foster the creation of a STEM-capable workforce. As part of its efforts in this endeavor, NSFâ€™s Directorate on Education and Human Resources asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene a workshop that would contribute to NSFâ€™s preparation of a theoretical and evidence-based STEM Workforce Development R&D Core Framework. Participants discussed research themes, identified gaps and emerging research opportunities, and recommended refinements in the goals of the framework. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
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Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Pierre; or The Ambiguities" by Herman Melville focuses on a pre-war American society and explores our deepest psychological motivations.
Author: Robert M. Haberle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2017-06-29
Humanity has long been fascinated by the planet Mars. Was its climate ever conducive to life? What is the atmosphere like today and why did it change so dramatically over time? Eleven spacecraft have successfully flown to Mars since the Viking mission of the 1970s and early 1980s. These orbiters, landers and rovers have generated vast amounts of data that now span a Martian decade (roughly eighteen years). This new volume brings together the many new ideas about the atmosphere and climate system that have emerged, including the complex interplay of the volatile and dust cycles, the atmosphere-surface interactions that connect them over time, and the diversity of the planet's environment and its complex history. Including tutorials and explanations of complicated ideas, students, researchers and non-specialists alike are able to use this resource to gain a thorough and up-to-date understanding of this most Earth-like of planetary neighbours.
Author: Johann Rost
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-03-23
Genre: Business & Economics
Betrayal! Corruption! Software engineering? Industry experts Johann Rost and Robert L. Glass explore the seamy underbelly of software engineering in this timely report on and analysis of the prevalance of subversion, lying, hacking, and espionage on every level of software project management. Based on the authors' original research and augmented by frank discussion and insights from other well-respected figures, The Dark Side of Software Engineering goes where other management studies fear to tread -- a corporate environment where schedules are fabricated, trust is betrayed, millions of dollars are lost, and there is a serious need for the kind of corrective action that this book ultimately proposes.
Author: Dr. Lisa Miller
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2015-05-05
Genre: Family & Relationships
In The Spiritual Child, psychologist Lisa Miller presents the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. She explains the clear, scientific link between spirituality and health and shows that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality: * are 40% less likely to use and abuse substances * are 60% less likely to be depressed as teenagers * are 80% less likely to have dangerous or unprotected sex * have significantly more positive markers for thriving including an increased sense of meaning and purpose, and high levels of academic success. Combining cutting-edge research with broad anecdotal evidence from her work as a clinical psychologist to illustrate just how invaluable spirituality is to a child's mental and physical health, Miller translates these findings into practical advice for parents, giving them concrete ways to develop and encourage their children's—as well as their own—well-being. In this provocative, conversation-starting book, Dr. Miller presents us with a pioneering new way to think about parenting our modern youth.