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An unlikely bond is forged between black and white wolf shifters in the fifth installment of J. D. Tyler's Alpha Pack series.
Booze for Free: The Definitive Guide to Making Beer, Wines, Cocktail Bases, Ciders, and Other Drinks at Homeby Andy Hamilton
Your bar tab doesn't have to break the bank. Learn how to grow, forage, and brew your way to good spirits! A single cocktail can cost you $15 in a bar or restaurant. But home brewer and self-sufficiency expert Andy Hamilton can show you how easy and economical it can be to make simple hop brews, exquisite wines, and delicious infused spirits-all from easily grown or foraged ingredients. Booze for Free shares a wealth of valuable information, including: Home-brewing 101 How to turn your garden into a drinker's paradise Where and how to forage with success How to make more than 100 delicious drinks to your preferred taste and strength--quickly, cheaply and with minimum fuss And more! For readers who love THE DRUNKEN BOTANIST, a guide to making delicious (and inexpensive!) beverages at home. .
The perfect anti valentine for any lovelorn friend, this guide of hearbreak through the ages allows the broken hearted to read through the pain. From divorce cases in ancient Rome to the art of crafting a perfect getting over someone CD, this is a whirlwind tour through love's most crushing moments including how Ernest Hemingway cheated on his wife and then stole her job, Morrisey's personal creed about how sex is useless and what to read, listen to and watch to forget an ex as fast as possible.
What really separates the best from the rest? We all know that it takes hard work, dedication, and the occasional dose of luck for someone to make it to the top of their chosen field. Yet, we also suspect that it takes a little something more-but what? The Art of Doing asks today's most successful celebrities, businessmen, and iconoclastic achievers, "How do you succeed at what you do?" Illuminating, surprising, and profoundly inspiring, interviewees include: 30 Rock Star Alec Baldwin Baseball Legend Yogi Berra Actor Laura Linney Zappos' CEO Tony Hsieh Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan Opera Diva Anna Netrebko Indy Champ Helio Castroneves Foodie God David Chang High Wire Artist Philippe Petit Funk Master George Clinton Bestselling Writer Steven Dubner Tennis Icon Martina Navratilova Puzzle Master Will Shortz Style Guru Simon Doonan Indie Rock Band OKGo Jeopardy! Champ Ken Jennings Business Guru Guy Kawasaki Photojournalist Lynsey Addario Blogger Mark Fraunfelder Alien Hunter Jill Tarter Visionary Vintner Randall Grahm Startup King Bill Gross Activist Connie Rice Erotic Filmmaker Candida Royalle Tabloid Editor Barry Levine Country Musician Ray Benson Hostage Negotiator Gary Noesner Online Love Experts OKCupid Inspiring Teacher Erin Gruwell Neuroscientist Richard Restak Guru of Ganja Ed Rosenthal Master Hunter Chad Schearer Broadway Producer Marc Routh Reputation Fixer Mike Sitrick Ballpark Designer Joe Spear Circumnavigator Jessica Watson .
Meet the Alpha Pack. This group of former Navy SEALS turned top-secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers, are fighting the greatest dangers in the world. Intensely passionate and utterly thrilling, J. D. Tyler's Alpha Pack are unforgettable. Ryon Hunter sees dead people - spirits that beg him for help in ways he can't understand. He'd do anything to end the torment, until a beautiful spirit appears to him with a plea he can't ignore: Help me. . . I'm alive. The woman is wildlife biologist Daria Bradford, mortally wounded after encountering a white wolf, calling to Ryon through a rare Psy gift. When Ryon locates Daria in the Shoshone National Park, it is almost too late, but nursing her back to health at the Alpha Pack compound brings a new complication - Daria is his destined mate, and Ryon is afraid of what will happen when she discovers what he is, and what he had to do to save her life. But the biggest threat of all is still loose in the forest, leaving a merciless trail of death behind it. The Alpha Pack goes on the hunt for the mysterious white wolf, determined to stop the murderous rogue. . . only to find that the most lethal creature of all is the one they can't see coming. . .
This gem-like, concise anthology provides thoughtful people with both an introduction to the paranormal and a reason to take a fresh look at it. Nostradamus. . . channeling. . . Atlantis. . . divination. Most serious people consider such topics nonsense. But look again. Writing with intellectual verve and a deeply critical mind, religious thinker Richard Smoley explores and reconsiders the supernatural in history and today. We are often conditioned to think of the Judeo-Christian tradition as the only valid, historically accurate, and rational spiritual philosophy. Occultism, magic, and the esoteric are, by contrast, considered illegitimate, delusional, and lacking in intrinsic worth. Supernatural challenges this prejudice, revealing that Western occult traditions are richer and more historically impactful than most of us imagine. The book reveals hidden diamonds and neglected ideas that characterize the magical tradition in the West. For any reader, at any level of experience, who has ever been curious about an arcane subject - from psychical powers to secret societies - here is a book that gives a complete yet precise, critical, yet serious, and always respectful account of topics from the unseen world. Supernatural is a brilliant primer to the occult and magical traditions of the West. Praise for RICHARD SMOLEY "I have a standing rule: I read anything Richard Smoley writes. " --Larry Dossey, M. D. "Smoley . . . is adept at unknotting the paradoxes of spiritual traditions and making new connections across centuries and languages. " --Library Journal "He is one of the liveliest, most intrepid, and most gifted explorers of the spiritual landscape writing today. " --Ptolemy Tompkins, author of Paradise Fever .
On Christmas morning, 1944, there was little reason to celebrate. ... As the Battle of the Bulge raged, a small force of American solders-including the famed 101st Airborne division, tank destroyer crews, engineers, and artillerymen-was completely surrounded by Hitler's armies in the Belgian town of Bastogne. Taking the town was imperative to Hitler's desperate plan to drive back the Allies and turn the tide of the war. The attack would come just before dawn. As the outnumbered, undersupplied Americans gathered in church for services or shivered in their snow-covered foxholes on the fringes of the front lines, freshly reinforced German forces of men and tanks attacked. The battle was up close and personal, with the cold, exhausted soldiers of both armies fighting for every square foot of frozen earth. In the end, the Allied forces would hold the town of Bastogne, with the hard-won victory boosting morale and sounding the death-knell for Hitler's Third Reich. After this battle, the Nazis would never go on the offensive again. Featuring interviews with the soldiers who were there, as well as never-before-seen or translated documents, No Silent Night is a compelling chronicle of one day that changed the course of the war-and the world. INCLUDES NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN PHOTOS AND MAPS .
After a year of hard work in her Texas hometown, Harlow Jane Cassidy's dreams are finally within reach-if she can just get it all done in time... Harlow's designs will be featured in a big magazine spread, but she only has a few days to finalize her collection. Plus she's busy helping to plan her mother's upcoming wedding, playing host to her old friend Orphie, and avoiding a competitive Dallas designer set on stealing Harlow's ideas. Harlow's making it all work-until someone breaks into Buttons & Bows and the rival designer is found dead. But when a near miss makes it clear that Orphie could be the next victim, Harlow will have to untangle the threads of evidence if she wants to save her friend, her mother's wedding, and her business from becoming fashion road kill... .
For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within... Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town's human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn't about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires. To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news...or worse. .
INEVITABLE WAR When mysterious mountain man Wolf comes down to the Crow village to return one of its wounded, the Crow wonder whether he is man or spirit. Wanting no part in the rampant war in the western plains, Wolf is set on returning to his mountain refuge. But his journey home is interrupted by three desperate women who need his help. What Wolf doesn't realize about these women is that they aren't what most people would call ladies. His innocent association with these prostitutes leads to a near-deadly fight that ends with a charge for attempted murder. Chased by the most experienced deputy the marshal service has, Wolf leads him to the Black Hills, where their final showdown can only end in blood. ... .
Having spent too much time with too many terrible men, Iolanthe Tennyson has had a terrible year. Desperate to get away, she accepts her cousin's invitation to spend the summer in Austria. She indulges her photography hobby, but rumours of a haunted forest distract her and draw her deep into the dark woods and into the eighteenth century. Transported to a new time and place, Iolanthe meets Nikola Czerny, a man cursed to live forever as a Dark One. But his miserable existence takes an intriguing turn when a strange, babbling woman is thrown in his path.
In the aftermath of the Financial Crisis, many commonly held beliefs have emerged to explain its cause. Conventional wisdom blames Wall Street and the mortgage industry for using low down payments, teaser rates, and other predatory tactics to seduce unsuspecting home owners into assuming mortgages they couldn't afford. It blames average Americans for borrowing recklessly and spending too much. And it blames the tax policies and deregulatory environment of the Reagan and Bush administrations for encouraging reckless risk taking by wealthy individuals and financial institutions. But according to Unintended Consequences, the conventional wisdom masks the real causes of our economic disruption and puts us at risk of facing a slew of unintended--and potentially dangerous--consequences. This book addresses many essential but overlooked questions, such as: If the United States had become a nation of reckless consumers rather than investors, why did productivity soar in the years leading up to the meltdown? If predatory bankers took advantage of home owners, why did down payments decline, thereby shifting risk from home owners to lenders? If the risks were easy to spot, why did top political and financial advisers encourage lenders to make unsound investments? If new regulations encourage banks to hold enough capital to fund withdrawals and not just loan losses, how will the economy underwrite the risks necessary to reach full employment? In an attempt to set the record straight and fill the void left by other analysts, Conard presents a fascinating and contrarian case for how the economy really works, what went wrong over the past decade, and what steps we can take to start growing again. To read an excerpt from Unintended Consequences, please visit http://www. edwardconard. com/book-excerpt For up-to-date information on everything related to Unintended Consequences, visit www. edwardconard. com .
When Alex Price agreed to go to Ohio to oversee a basilisk breeding program and assist in the recovery of his psychic cousin, he didn't expect people to start dropping dead. But bodies are cropping up at the zoo where he works, and his girlfriend--Shelby Tanner, an Australian zoologist with a fondness for big cats--is starting to get suspicious. Worse yet, the bodies have all been turned partially to stone. . . The third book in the InCryptid series takes us to a new location and a new member of the family, as Alex tries to balance life, work, and the strong desire not to become a piece of garden statuary. Old friends and new are on the scene, and danger lurks around every corner. Of course, so do the talking mice. .
AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME Five years ago, celebrated musician Brandon Carstairs stole Raven Williams' heart - then walked away without a second glance. Now Raven herself is a star - a singer with a unique ability to convey love and heartbreak. The public adores her, but she has never recovered from Brandon's betrayal. Out of the spotlight, she yearns for true love - but despairs of finding it. So when Brandon suggests they work together again - Raven is wary. The last time they met, he broke her heart. Is there really any chance for them a second time around . . . ? Includes an extract from Dark Witch
AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME When Autumn Gallagher arrives at her aunt's isolated inn, she is confronted with the one man she vowed never to speak to again - Lucas McLean. Lucas is handsome, mysterious. . . and trouble. Three years ago, he broke Autumn's heart without a thought or an explanation. Lucas has always seemed troubled with deep secrets. But when one of the guests is murdered, Autumn begins to wonder just what those secrets are. Could the man she once loved be a cold-hearted killer? As the mystery deepens, Autumn must fight to discover the truth before it's too late. Includes an extract from Dark Witch
Ruth Bannion had never met anyone like Russian emigre choreographer Nickolai Davidov. Ruth was open, giving, but Nickolai's background had left him reserved, even wary, and his pride would not let him reveal his need for her. Fear of rejection kept him from speaking the truth. That same fear sent Ruth away to hide on the Connecticut coast. But when he came after her at last, there was no more fear, no more wariness, only a lifetime of love that would never need to be hidden again.
AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME Lindsay Dunne is one of the most talented ballet dancers of her generation. She's spent years pursuing her dreams, but outside of the spotlight she knows something is missing from her life. When her mother is seriously injured in a car accident, Lindsay drops everything to take care of her. As she settles into her new life as a ballet teacher she realises she has never really found the time for family - or for love. Meanwhile Lindsay is keen to promote her protégée, Ruth Bannion - a young dancer with huge potential. Lindsay wants Ruth to attend ballet school in New York. But Ruth's uncle and guardian, Seth Bannion, isn't sure she's ready. He refuses permission. As Lindsay and Seth fight over Ruth's future, both begin to feel a strong, intoxicating passion. Can they put aside their differences and find a future together. . . ' Reflections is a standalone novel - but readers can follow Ruth Bannion's story in a sequel, Dance of Dreams. Includes an extract from Dark Witch
"Antes de recibir mi diagnóstico, andaba por la vida sin propósito, sin una razón de ser. Lo que me ha tocado vivir me hacía falta, necesitaba vivirlo. Tenía que pasar por esas experiencias dolorosas para poder ser la mujer que soy hoy día, una versión mejorada de mí misma. " Adamari López, la actriz reconocida internacionalmente, lo tenía todo -una familia querida, un novio perfecto y un papel protagónico en una telenovela exitosa en México- cuando dos palabras le alteraron la vida para siempre: tienes cáncer. De pronto, en solo unos pocos meses, el mundo tal qual lo conocía se le derrumbó y toda su vida dio un vuelco súbito. En Viviendo, la normalmente privada López revela los triunfos y tormentos de su vida, compartiendo anécdotas de su niñez y su familia, mientras describe su camino por el cáncer de seno; la repentina enfermedad de su madre; su casamiento, uno de los días más felices de su vida; y luego lo que ella considera ser el golpe más duro de todos: el final de su matrimonio. Sin embargo, a través de todo, su fortaleza y su fe no se apagaron, y su espíritu amoroso y positivo, junto con su eterna sonrisa, la ayudaron a descubrir un nuevo y gratificante comienzo en el amor y en su vida. .
Nalini Singh, the New York Times bestselling alpha author of paranormal romance (Booklist) returns to an immortal world of violent passion and lethal power on the brink of a deadly archangelic war. Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force. Vampires are dying impossibly of disease. Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York a ruin and Raphael¿s Tower under siege by enemy archangels. Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York and on Raphael. Rivers of crimson and nightmares given flesh, the world will never again be the same.
Stop Negotiating with Your Teen: Strategies for Parenting Your Angry, Manipulative, Moody, or Depressed Adolescentby Janet Sasson Edgette
The sullen, withdrawn, sarcastic teenager. The defensive, wary, and helpless parent. This book builds a bridge between the two sides--with practical and supportive advice on how to: Contain conflicts before they escalate into violence Break through the teen's verbal intimidation Avoid futile arguments Turn confrontation into communication Stand firm against teen rage Manage teen manipulation Build the teen's self-esteem Talk to teens when no one knows what to say For ever parent who's screamed, what am I going to do with you?, this book finally provides the answer. .
#1 "New York Times" bestselling author Frederick Forsyth delivers a frighteningly possible novel of international terrorism and impending war. . . As the Russian people face starvation, the Politburo is faced with a hard choice: negotiate with America for food, go to war for national survival, or deal with an uprising in the motherland. Through an informant, British Agent Adam Munro learns that the situation is growing dangerously tense, with powerful forces in the USSR maneuvering for supremacy. But even as East and West conduct delicate talks, events spiral out of control and threaten to undo every step taken. The world's largest oil tanker is hijacked by terrorists, and a Ukrainian "freedom fighter" is rescued in a bloody catastrophe on the Black Sea. From Moscow to Washington, the stakes grow ever more perilous as the mad actions of a few threaten to engulf the entire world in nuclear war--unless Munro can stop them.
Whispers of the past... When young Eden Harrison receives a heart transplant from an unknown donor, her seemingly charmed life falls apart. Haunted by dreams of people and places she doesn't recognize, Eden is convinced that her new heart carries the memories of its original owner. Eden leaves her old life behind as she is mysteriously drawn to the city of San Diego. Whispers of the mind... There, Eden becomes fast friends with Darcy, a young woman recently widowed by Peter, her wealthy, much older husband. But Darcy is unsettled by her inability to mourn, and more unsettled by recurring thoughts of Adam, a young musician she was having an affair with--who has suddenly vanished. Whispers of the heart... Yet, the more Eden learns about Darcy, the more she realizes that all is not as it seems, and she begins to suspect foul play behind Peter's and Adam's fates. As the tension around them escalates, Eden's mysterious dreams become more and more frequent. Can Eden listen to what her heart is trying to tell her before it is silenced forever? .
Ben Yagoda's How to Not Write Bad illustrates how we can all write better, more clearly, and for a wider readership. He offers advice on what he calls "not-writing-badly," which consists of the ability, first, to craft sentences that are correct in terms of spelling, diction (word choice), punctuation, and grammar, and that also display clarity, precision, and grace. Then he focuses on crafting whole paragraphs-with attention to cadence, consistency of tone, sentence transitions, and paragraph length. In a fun, comprehensive guide, Yagoda lays out the simple steps we can all take to make our writing more effective, more interesting-and just plain better. .
The extraordinary life of the man who founded Islam, and the world he inhabited--and remade. Muhammad's was a life of almost unparalleled historical importance; yet for all the iconic power of his name, the intensely dramatic story of the prophet of Islam is not well known. In The First Muslim, Lesley Hazleton brings him vibrantly to life. Drawing on early eyewitness sources and on history, politics, religion, and psychology, she renders him as a man in full, in all his complexity and vitality. Hazleton's account follows the arc of Muhammad's rise from powerlessness to power, from anonymity to renown, from insignificance to lasting significance. How did a child shunted to the margins end up revolutionizing his world? How did a merchant come to challenge the established order with a new vision of social justice? How did the pariah hounded out of Mecca turn exile into a new and victorious beginning? How did the outsider become the ultimate insider? Impeccably researched and thrillingly readable, Hazleton's narrative creates vivid insight into a man navigating between idealism and pragmatism, faith and politics, nonviolence and violence, rejection and acclaim. The First Muslim illuminates not only an immensely significant figure but his lastingly relevant legacy. .
A magical novel about a young Iranian woman lifted from grief by her powerful imagination and love of Western culture. Growing up in a small rice-farming village in 1980s Iran, eleven-year-old Saba Hafezi and her twin sister, Mahtab, are captivated by America. They keep lists of English words and collect illegal Life magazines, television shows, and rock music. So when her mother and sister disappear, leaving Saba and her father alone in Iran, Saba is certain that they have moved to America without her. But her parents have taught her that "all fate is written in the blood," and that twins will live the same life, even if separated by land and sea. As she grows up in the warmth and community of her local village, falls in and out of love, and struggles with the limited possibilities in post-revolutionary Iran, Saba envisions that there is another way for her story to unfold. Somewhere, it must be that her sister is living the Western version of this life. And where Saba's world has all the grit and brutality of real life under the new Islamic regime, her sister's experience gives her a freedom and control that Saba can only dream of. Filled with a colorful cast of characters and presented in a bewitching voice that mingles the rhythms of Eastern storytelling with modern Western prose, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea is a tale about memory and the importance of controlling one's own fate. .