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Hot Pursuit

by Jo Davis

In Sugarland, Detective Taylor Kayne is always ready with quick wit and a quicker smile. But he's about to meet a woman who will make him want to take his sweet time. . . . Taylor is a laid-back, smart-aleck kind of lawman. He's also a man's man, as well as every woman's private fantasy. But years ago, he was part of a botched hostage situation that ended with him being hailed as a tough-as-nails hero-even though the pain, fear, and shame from that terrible day still haunt his every moment. Cara Evans couldn't care less about Taylor's pain. In the moment he became a so-called hero, she lost someone she dearly loved. Yet neither of them is prepared for the instant, undeniable attraction that flares between them-or the danger that's soon hot on their heels. .

SmartTribes: How Teams Become Brilliant Together

by Christine Comaford

Are You Scaring Your People into Mediocrity? All leaders want to outperform, outsell, and outin­novate the competition. And most teams are fully capable of doing so. The problem: we consistently say and do things that spark unconscious fears and keep our people stuck in their Critter State. This primitive fight, flight, or freeze mode distills all decision mak­ing to one question: What will keep me safest? Lying low, sucking up, procrastinating, and doing a good enough job may keep employees breathing, but it doesn't make for vital organizations. Leaders have to get their people unstuck and fully engaged, replacing their old, limiting mental patterns with new patterns that foster optimal performance. New York Times bestselling author and applied neuroscience expert Christine Comaford knows what it takes to move people from the Critter State into the Smart State, where they have full access to their own creativity, innovation, higher consciousness, and emotional engagement. When an entire culture maintains that state, it becomes what she calls a SmartTribe. Focused. Accountable. Collaborative. Imbued with the energy and passion to solve problems and do what needs doing, again and again and again. Comaford brings to this book more than thirty years of company-building experience, combined with her expertise in behavioral modification and organizational development. She has helped hun­dreds of leaders navigate rapid growth, maximize performance, resolve internal conflicts, and execute turnarounds with the full support of their people. Now she shares potent yet easy-to-learn neuro­science techniques that will help you do the same. You'll learn how to move your team forward and reach your next revenue inflection point using the five key Accelerators of the Smart State-focus, clar­ity, accountability, influence, and sustainability. You'll get better at anticipating and moving through your own stuck spots and those of your people. Using her proven system, Comaford's clients have already created hundreds of millions of dollars in new value. They've seen their revenues and profits increase by up to 210% annually; individuals become up to 50% more productive and 100% more account­able; marketing demand generation grow by up to 237%; new products and services created up to 48% faster; and sales close up to 50% faster. They spot changes in their markets more quickly, then pounce on them to create the future they want. Ultimately, SmartTribes will help you and your team achieve optimal performance and engagement-brilliance-and leave competitors in the dust. .

Take, Burn or Destroy

by S. Thomas Russell

Master and Commander Charles Hayden returns in the riveting new seafaring adventure from the bestselling author. 1794, the height of the French Revolution--Charles Hayden sets off aboard the ill-fated HMS Themis with orders to destroy a French frigate sailing from Le Havre and to gather intelligence from a royalist spy. On discovering French plans for an imminent invasion of England, Hayden must return to Portsmouth to give warning before it's too late. But the enemy has been lying in wait for him, and so begins a dangerous chase out into the Atlantic and into the clutches of a powerful French squadron. After a thwarted attempt to masquerade as French sailors, Hayden and his officers are taken prisoner. A shipwreck following a storm and a case of mistaken identity befall Hayden and his men, as they try in desperation to escape in order to warn the Lords of the Admiralty. Failure will mean the invasion of England--and the guillotine for Hayden. .

The Numbers Games

by Chris Anderson David Sally

Moneyball meets Freakonomics in this myth-busting guide to understanding#151;and winning#151;the most popular sport on the planet Innovation is coming to soccer, and at the center of it all are the numbers#151;a way of thinking about the game that ignores the obvious in favor of how things actually are. In The Numbers Game, Chris Anderson, a former professional goalkeeper turned soccer statistics guru, teams up with behavioral analyst David Sally to uncover the numbers that really matter when it comes to predicting a winner. Investigating basic but profound questions#151;How valuable are corners? Which goal matters most? Is possession really nine-tenths of the law? How should a player's value be judged?#151;they deliver an incisive, revolutionary new way of watching and understanding soccer.

Why Me? Why This? Why Now?

by Robin Norwood

From the bestselling author of Women Who Love Too Much-a guide to answering life's toughest questions In Why Me, Why This, Why Now?, author Robin Norwood takes her readers-both male and female-on a deeper journey into the realm of the Spirit, and offers a revolutionary perspective on adversity that addresses our deepest and most disturbing questions, such as "Why is this happening to me?" or "What is the point of pain?" or "What is my body trying to tell me?" By teaching us to recognize the soul's purpose behind our encounters with adversity, Norwood empowers us to cooperate with our own destiny, live a far more effective life, and heal even the deepest wounds of the heart. .

Breakthrough

by David C. M. Carter

Choose to be the best version of yourself-and keep on choosing it! For the first time, the world's leading mentor David C. M. Carter shares his most effective "breakthrough" secrets in this practical guide to becoming the best you can be. Previously only accessible to his handful of exclusive international clients, these strategies are the key to a more successful and happier you. By following them, you will learn how to identify and clarify your goals-and then achieve them in every area of your life. With simple easy-to-action "breakthroughs" outlined in each chapter, complete with how-to tools, you'll have no excuse to live anything less than the life you were destined to live. .

Sydney Omarr's®: Day-by-Day Astrological Guide for Sagittarius, November 22-December 21

by Rob Macgregor Trish Macgregor

18 months of daily horoscopes from July 2005 to December 2006 The stars may be far away but the future is within reach! The Sydney Omarr® guides take fans into the new year with amazingly accurate predictions.

The Frackers

by Gregory Zuckerman

The Frackers by Gregory Zuckerman, bestselling author of The Greatest Trade Ever, tells the untold story of the tycoons behind the US fracking controversy. Things looked grim for American energy in 2006. Oil production was in steep decline and natural gas was hard to find. The Iraq War threatened the nation's already tenuous relations with the Middle East. China was rapidly industrializing and competing for resources. Major oil companies had just about given up on new discoveries on US soil, and a new energy crisis loomed. But a handful of men believed everything was about to change. By experimenting with hydraulic fracturing through extremely dense shale - a process now known as fracking - these 'wildcatters' started a revolution. In just a few years, they solved America's dependence on imported energy, triggered a global environmental controversy - and made and lost astonishing fortunes. The frackers have already transformed the eco¬nomic, environmental, and geopolitical course of history, and like the Rockefellers and the Gettys before them, they're using their wealth and power to influence politics, education, entertainment, sports, and many other fields. Activists argue that the same methods that are creating so much new energy are also harming our water supply and threatening environmental chaos. Award-winning reporter Gregory Zuckerman gained exclusive access to the frackers, chronicling the untold story of how they transformed the nation and the world. The result is a dramatic narrative that stretches from the barren fields of North Dakota to the tense Wall Street boardrooms. The Frackers also tells the story of the angry opposition unleashed by this revolution, and explores just how dangerous fracking really is. Gregory Zuckerman is a special writer at The Wall Street Journal and the bestselling author of The Greatest Trade Ever. He is a two-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award and a winner of the New York Press Club Journalism Award.

Willing Sacrifice

by Shannon K. Butcher

They are the Sentinels. Three races descended from ancient guardians of mankind, each possessing unique abilities in their battle to protect humanity against their eternal foes: the Synestryn. Now a warrior weighs the price he will pay for love. . . . Theronai warrior Torr has never forgotten Grace, the human who stole his heart and nearly gave her life to save his. So when he is summoned to the aid of Brenya, the powerful woman who healed Grace, he is devastated to find that Grace's cure has left her mind devoid of any memory of Torr or their love. However, despite not knowing who he is, Grace is inexplicably drawn to the dark warrior. As they team up to stop the invasion that threatens the people Grace now considers family, her memories slowly start resurfacing. But sometimes the past is best forgotten-a lesson that Torr may learn too late. . . . .

Moonlight Kiss

by Luann Mclane

Cricket Creek, Kentucky, is a sweet river town known for its baseball, shopping, and cuisine. After finally rebounding from the recession, the residents are ready to repair their lives-and their hearts... After two very public broken engagements with two very famous men, Addison Monroe is ready to avoid the spotlight. She decides to put her wedding planning experience to good use by opening a bridal boutique. Setting up shop in small town Kentucky is the perfect way to escape prying eyes and live a quiet, single life. Investment consultant Reid Greenfield is fed up with weddings-and not his own. He's certain his sister's plan to turn their family farm into a wedding reception venue will lead to bankruptcy. Reid hopes that city girl Addison will be an ally in getting his sister to change her mind before she loses her savings. Instead, Addison adores the idea and jumps on board. It's a risky business-especially once romance gets involved. But sometimes a little risk brings a huge reward... .

Coming Clean

by Sue Margolis

Sue Margolis's "wickedly funny"* novels have broken new ground in the fiction of love and marriage. Now she tells the story of a woman trying to iron out the problems in her life. ... Eleven years ago, Sophie and Greg couldn't get enough of each other. A pair of full-time jobs and two kids later, they're in therapy asking themselves where all the sexy times went. Sophie thinks she knows: They're buried under Greg's mess. And even though her slob of a husband tries to make up for his shortcomings by cooking the occasional meal, Sophie is left to clean umpteen dirty dishes. The last straw is when Greg uses some inheritance money to buy a World War II Sherman tank, which starts World War III in their marriage. Sophie doesn't so much surrender as retreat-right out of the relationship. While Greg almost immediately shacks up with someone else, Sophie finds herself facing even more uncertainty due to a job reorganization. And even though she begins to lose her heart to a high school crush, Sophie starts to realize that a shiny new relationship doesn't always offer the softest place to fall...and she may find self-acceptance and love in the place she least expects it. *People .

Eternal Empire

by Alec Nevala-Lee

Maddy Blume is a survivor. Years ago, while working as an art analyst in New York, she was changed forever by an encounter with Ilya Severin, the thief and former assassin once known as the Scythian. Now, in London, she is presented with an unusual proposition: to go undercover as an art consultant to a Russian oil billionaire suspected of channelling profits to military intelligence. As Maddy grows closer to her new boss, however, she discovers that his ambitions extend far beyond natural resources. Yet her involvement has not gone unnoticed. . .

On the Road Deluxe

by Jack Kerouac

The legendary 1951 scroll draft of On the Road, published as Kerouac originally composed it IN THREE WEEKS in April of 1951, Jack Kerouac wrote his first full draft of On the Road--typed as a single-spaced paragraph on eight long sheets of tracing paper, which he later taped together to form a 120-foot scroll. A major literary event when it was published in Viking hardcover in 2007, this is the uncut version of an American classic--rougher, wilder, and more provocative than the official work that appeared, heavily edited, in 1957. This version, capturing a moment in creative history, represents the first full expression of Kerouac's revolutionary aesthetic. @Didn'tTypeOnTP! For TWITTERATURE of On the Road by Jack Kerouac, please see On the Road by Jack Kerouac. From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less .

Yearn

by Tobsha Learner

The Thinking Woman's Erotica A movie star longs for anonymity. A Sydney sculptor wonders whether a lover can be summoned by the act of artistic creation. A London weatherman inspires both obsessive lust and devastating storms. An eighteenth-century biographer discovers a magic, erotic ritual which will change his life for ever . . . Tobsha Learner's passionate short story collections, Quiver, Tremble and Yearn, will consume you . . . and have you begging for more. Discover Piatkus Entice: temptation at your fingertips - www. piatkusentice. co. uk

Tremble: Erotic Tales of the Mystical and Sinister

by Tobsha Learner

A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST BOOK OF 2013 "Learner evokes an erotically charged version of the tales of the Brothers Grimm . . . These nine wonderfully strange and dark tales maintain a dreamy, fairy-tale feel whether their settings are historical or contemporary. " -Publishers Weekly, Starred Review Erotica for the modern woman: nine tales of the dangerous and divine Prepare to stimulate your senses and explore the deepest longings of the human heart. In Tremble, Tobsha Learner, the author of the international bestseller Quiver, depicts the pleasures of new and rediscovered love, lust, and obsession in a world where passion and magic are interwoven#151;and where boundaries are pushed beyond expectation. In a Welsh village, a young woman's sensuality is awakened by an outrageous inheritance; a drought-stricken Oklahoma town is offered salvation by a travelling rainmaker; a Sydney record producer struggles to satisfy his wife and his mistress#151;until one of them takes matters into her own hands#133;

Unbreakable

by Stephanie Tyler

THIS IS SECTION 8. A cabal of operatives with dangerous pasts teams up to work black ops missions. Their weapon: deception. Can they help one of their own before he goes too far? When Gunner agreed to help Section 8, he didn't realize he'd be pulled back into the shadowy world he thought he'd escaped forever. The son of double agents, he was initiated at a young age into the cold world of espionage when his father forced him to work for international smuggler Drew Landon. And when Gunner's past with Landon threatens the other mercenaries, and, most important, Avery, he makes an impossible choice...and disappears. Avery's not willing to give up on Gunner. The attraction between them has been there from the start, and she rallies Section 8 to help him. She knows there's only one way to keep Gunner safe: fake his death and take him off the grid. But when she finally locates him, Gunner is a changed man, harder, more desperate, and on the edge of self-destruction. And only Avery can find a way to free him from Landon-and from the demons of his past-before it's too late. .

Under the Sign

by Ann Lauterbach

A new collection from the author of Or To Begin Again, a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in Poetry Ann Lauterbach is one of America's most innovative and provocative poets, acclaimed for her fierce, sensuous and intellectually charged poems. In this, her ninth book of poems, Lauterbach pursues longstanding inquiries into how language forms and informs our understanding of the relation between empirical observation and subjective response; worldly attachment and inwardness; the given and the chosen. The poems set out not so much to find cogent resolutions to these fluid dyads as to open them to the fact of unknowing that is at the core of all human curiosity and desire. A central prose section tracks along a meditative edge, engaging the risky task of opening the mind to the limits of apprehension; the final section evokes, in the figure of the instructor, the essential contemporary question of how information becomes knowledge. .

Faces of Love: Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz

by Dick Davis

A giant of world literature, an eloquent princess, a dissolute satirist these are the three voices translated from fourteenth-century Persian by Dick Davis in Faces of Love. Together, they represent one of the most remarkable literary flowerings of any era. All three Hafez, Jahan Malek Khatun, and Obayd-e Zakani lived in Shiraz, a provincial capital in south-central Iran, and all drew support from arts-loving rulers at a time better known for invasions and political violence. Love was a frequent subject of their work: spiritual as well as secular, in varieties embracing every aspect of the human heart. They could hardly have been more different. Hafez destined to win fame throughout the world wrote lyrical poetry that was subtle, elusive, and rich in ambiguity. Jahan largely forgotten until recent decades was a privileged princess who could evoke passion, longing and heartbreak with uncanny power. (As Davis says: "To have this extraordinary poet's fascinating and often very beautiful poems emerge from six hundred years of virtual oblivion seems almost miraculous". ) Obayd a satirist and truth-teller celebrated every pleasure of the flesh in language of astonishing and occasionally obscene honesty. In his introduction, Davis himself a gifted poet as well as an acclaimed translator and scholar of Persian literature describes the turbulent world of the three poets and recounts what is known of their lives. His scene-setting includes explanations of poetic conventions of the day: the rules of rhyming and meter, the stylised relationship between author and subject, and the way language sometimes hovers between male and female or between sacred and secular meanings. Detailed explanatory notes follow the poems, along with some personal reflections on the challenge of trying to catch the poetic genius of a culture distant in space and time. Dick Davis does it brilliantly: Faces of Love is a bridge that carries us to another age.

Haunted Castles

by Ray Russell

Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by award-winning director Guillermo del Toro Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series, a new collection of classic tales and poems by masters of the genre. Included here are some of del Toro's favorites, from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Ray Russell's short story "Sardonicus," considered by Stephen King to be "perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written," to Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House and stories by Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. Featuring original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, these stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers will be perfect additions to the shelves of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal aficionados everywhere. Haunted Castles Haunted Castles is the definitve, complete collection of Ray Russell's masterful Gothic horror stories, including the famously terrifying novella trio of "Sardonicus," "Sanguinarius," and "Sagittarius. " The characters that sprawl through Haunted Castles are frightful to the core: the heartless monster holding two lovers in limbo; the beautiful dame journeying down a damned road toward depravity (with the help of an evil gypsy); the man who must wear his fatal crimes on his face in the form of an awful smile. Engrossing, grotesque, perverted, and completely entrancing, Russell's Gothic tales are the best kind of dreadful. .

The Trouble With Princesses

by Tracy Anne Warren

From New York Times bestselling author Tracy Anne Warren comes the conclusion of an enchanting trilogy about three princesses brought together by friendship and fate. This is Princess Ariadne's story. . . . On the threshold of receiving her royal inheritance and tired of the London Marriage Mart, Ariadne has decided to defy convention and declare her independence. She will not seek a husband-she will take a lover instead, no matter how notorious she may become. The prince of a small European kingdom, renowned bachelor Rupert Whyte, is in London to enjoy a last bit of freedom before choosing a wife. When he learns about Ariadne's scheme to take a lover, he decides he must prevent her from embarking on such a ruinous course. What begins as a well-deserved reprimand quickly spins out of control when Rupert agrees to give Ariadne a few lessons in lust. But just how far will their passion go? And will their forbidden liaison lead them too far astray to turn back? .

The Last Wild

by Piers Torday

In a world where animals no longer exist, twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes sometimes feels like he hardly exists either. Locked away in a home for troubled children, he's told there's something wrong with him. So when he meets a flock of talking pigeons and a bossy cockroach, Kester thinks he's finally gone crazy. But the animals have something to say. And they need him. The pigeons fly Kester to a wild place where the last creatures in the land have survived. A wise stag needs Kester's help, and together they must embark on a great journey, joined along the way by an overenthusiastic wolf cub, a military-trained cockroach, a mouse with a ritual for everything, and a stubborn girl named Polly. The animals saved Kester Jaynes. But can Kester save the animals? .

Fixing to Die

by Elaine Viets

Mystery shopper Josie Marcus has been happily married to veterinarian Ted Scottsmeyer for months. But her newly wedded bliss is about to be cut short. . . . Josie and Ted have finally tied the knot, and they're ready for the next step: buying a house. Ted's business partner, Christine, has one she's willing to sell, but it needs a lot of love. Luckily, the newlyweds are up for the challenge. But when they tear down a rickety gazebo in the backyard, they find the body of Christine's sister, a free spirit who supposedly took off six months before. The police arrest Christine for murder, leaving Ted to work overtime at the office to cover for his partner. With no time to work on the house or be with her husband, Josie will have to find the real killer quickly, before both her house and marriage are beyond repair. . . . Includes Shopping Tips! .

Lawless Trail

by Ralph Cotton

A Family Affair The Traybo brothers have a reputation for being gentleman outlaws-the kind who will make polite chatter as they take your life savings. But Ranger Samuel Burrack has no sympathy for those who show poor manners when it comes to obeying the law. He's traveled as far as the Mexican Badlands to pick up the Traybo brothers' ex-cohort Fatch Hardaway to lead him to his prey. Burrack isn't alone on his pursuit. Ranger Dallas Garand and his gang let the Traybo brothers slip through their fingers during a robbery once before, and they don't plan on letting history repeat. Instead of joining forces with Burrack to create a unified front, though, Garand is going his own way. It's Garand against Burrack on the trail of these criminal brothers-and may the best ranger win. . . . More Than 2. 5 Million Ralph Cotton Books in Print .

Supervolcano

by Harry Turtledove

The New York Times bestselling author and "maven of alternate history" (San Diego Union-Tribune) presents a near- future thriller. A supervolcanic eruption in Yellowstone Park sends lava and mud flowing toward populated areas, and clouds of ash drifting across the country. The fallout destroys crops and livestock, clogs machinery, and makes cities uninhabitable. Those who survive find themselves caught in an apocalyptic catastrophe in which humanity has no choice but to rise from the ashes and recreate the world. . . .

Lord Rakehell

by Virginia Henley

Some men thrive on scandal. Lord James Hamilton, heir to the Duke of Abercorn and newly appointed attendant to the young Prince of Wales, is in no rush to find a wife and take on a more responsible life. A lover of all things pleasurable, James has earned his reputation as a rakehell of London. But when a feisty beauty piques his interest, James finds himself obsessed with learning more about her, and even contemplates making her his own. Lady Anne Curzon-Howe has long been besotted with her dear friends' handsome elder brother, James-ever since the moment he compared her to a wild Irish rose. While Anne has many suitors, the elusive James is the only man who draws her fancy. But Lord Hamilton's rakish ways are notorious for a reason, and convincing him to love only her will be an incredible-albeit rewarding-challenge. . . . MORE THAN 8 MILLION COPIES OF VIRGINIA HENLEY'S NOVELS IN PRINT .

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