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From the creator of RoxyCraft. com, a collection of adorable crocheted creatures. This colorful guide presents twenty-one sweet and simple-to-make yarn creatures for crafters young and old. Each animal is assembled using several basic crochet stitches?stitches even beginners can easily master?and the results, from a winsome little lamb to a wide-eyed lemur, make for delightful yarn friends. .
These brothers are already a tween sensation!Girls can't get enough of these adorable boys who have recorded two successful albums, guest starred on Disney's Hannah Montana, are special guests on Miley Cyrus's Best of Both Worlds Tour, and have just filmed a pilot for a Disney Channel series. We've got the inside scoop on these crooning cuties from their younger years to their current star status-complete with four pages of color photos!
With the ghostly help of the First Rider, Karigan G'ladheon had transported the corrupt spirit of Mornhavon the Black into the future, buying valuable time for her king and country. But how far in the future is Mornhavon now? A hundred years? Ten years? Only one year? There's no way to tell. So though the immediate threat has passed, Mornhavon's shadow still lies heavily on the land, and on their minds . . . although there are threats closer to home as well. The D'Yer Wall, protecting Sacoridia from the dark, corrupted Blackveil forest, remains breached despite Karigan and her fellow Riders best efforts. They've scoured the land searching for lost documents and magical clues to help mend the breach, fend off any incursions from Blackveil Forest and, more pressingly, protect them from Mornhavon's return. Nor is the breach in the wall the only danger. Mornhavon may have gone, but the descendants of his people remain and they're ready to claim the land that their forefathers failed to conquer. These vengeful enemies, hidden within the peaceful borders of Sacoridia, have spent generations honing their dark magic ready to strike - and ensuring that their blow, when it comes, will be one that Karigan and the Sacordians have no defence against . . .
Continuing the story of the origins of the Clan and their discovery of how to travel through and draw upon the power of the M'hir, Riders of the Storm focuses on Om'ray Aryl Sac, who is gifted with this forbidden Talent. Aryl and her companions have found a new home in the mountains, but before long, their haven becomes a magnet for conflict. While trying to rebuild the divided village of Sona, Aryl must also safeguard the secret of her Talent from other arriving Om'ray who seek to use her power. Aryl becomes Clan Speaker to negotiate the peace, but tensions escalate, blood is spilled, and her fate-as well as Sona's-hangs in the balance. .
A BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL ON A DISTANT WATER WORLD After a worldwide disaster strikes Earth, the planet is taken over by a fanatical religious theocracy. Scientist Victor Hansen flees with a staff of non-genetically modified humans and young members of his newly created race, the Selkies, to Marseguro, a distant water world. But their peace and freedom is threatened when a traitor calls forth a strike force from Earth, and Victor's own grandson, Richard, is with them. What Richard Hansen discovers may alter not only his own destiny but that of Marseguro and Earth as well. .
This third novel in Tanya Huff's action-packed series features Tony Foster and the crew of "Darkest Night," a TV series about a vampire detective. This time they find themselves facing another supernatural menace, a Demonic Convergence. Tony-with the help of vampire Henry Fitzroy and Leah, a stuntwoman who is the last surviving priestess of a sex demon, plus a tabloid reporter and a Canadian Mountie-must keep the key to the convergence alive to prevent a demonic invasion so large scale that it could be the finale-for the whole world. .
Based on a unique, customer-centric approach to selling, How to Say It(r) to Sell Itprovides practical, real world strategies proven to significantly increase sales results. Packed with power words, concrete examples, useable scripts, and specific communicative steps, this book is the key to reaching sales success.
Building on the success of their previous book, The Oz Principle, Connors and Smith explore the direct link between a company's culture and the results it produces. Journey To The Emerald City details a clear road map for Accelerating the Cultural Transition in which people focus on achieving the results critical to a company's future. Connors and Smith provide a program to transform entrenched patterns into potent new ways of being and doing. Getting to the core of why people work as they do is a dynamic process demanding that leaders take control of the culture to create experiences that foster beliefs, that drive actions, that produce the ultimate competitive advantage. Filled with success stories, Connors and Smith introduce a step-by-step model to help people at any level of the organization take action that will alter the culture's belief system in order to produce the desired results.
Providing quick and succinct solutions to the most common writing problems, this perfect companion to the "How to Say It" series gives readers all the information they need to write powerful and persuasive prose.
There have been many books written about financial wizards, but this one is about five Wall Street sages. Read and learn how to quickly apply their 12 logical rules to investing in growth stocks. This is a timely book for all times! Ralph J. Acampora, CMT Managing Director, Prudential Securities, Inc. When Donald Yacktman, Shelby Davis, Elizabeth Bramwell, L. Roy Papp, and Robert Stovall talk, investors the world over listen. These experts collectively not only manage billions of dollars, but have also posted some of the best performance results of money managers on Wall Street today. Now noted investment analyst and author Kirk Kazanjian takes readers behind-the-scenes with these luminaries and reveals their most successful investment secrets. As an added bonus, each 'guru' offers his or her top 10 growth stock picks for the next millennium. Complete with candid, personal biographies that both paint an informative portrait of these money managers and offer an insight into what makes them tick, Kazanjian provides 12 easy-to-follow rules that get right to the heart of knowing how to spot tomorrow's most promising investment's today:
Investment advisor Peter Tanous takes you behind the scenes with Wall Street's movers and shakers, going head-to-head with 14 of the country's top money managers and four leading financial economists to uncover their proven techniques for beating the market consistently, year after year. An experienced market professional, Tanous asks the right questions, assesses the answers, and puts it all in perspective, helping individual investors apply the wisdom of the gurus to their own investment decisions. Now in a new paperback edition, Investment Gurus takes readers inside the minds of such legendary money managers as the Fidelity Magellan Fund's Peter Lynch; Chase Banks largest shareholder, Michael Price; and Eric Ryback, manager of the Lindner Funds; plus Nobel Prize-winning economists Merton Miller and William F. Sharpe.
Dramatic changes in the economy and the market demand a new edition of the bestselling guide. This revised volume helps readers to devise a lifetime investment program that minimizes risk and adapts easily to changing financial goals, markets, and investment trends. 24 cartoons. Index.
One journalist's riveting... and surprisingly hopeful... in-the-trenches view of Alzheimer's Nearly five million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer's. Like many children of Alzheimer's sufferers, Lauren Kessler, an accomplished journalist, was devastated by the disease that seemed to erase her mother's identity even before claiming her life. But suppose people with Alzheimer's are not slates wiped blank. Suppose they experience friendship and loss, romance and jealousy, joy and sorrow? To better understand this debilitating condition, Kessler enlists as a bottom-of-the-rung caregiver at an Alzheimer's facility and learns lessons that challenge what we think we know about the disease. A compelling, clear-eyed, and emotionally resonant narrative, Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's offers a new optimistic look at what the disease can teach us and a much-needed tonic for those faced with providing care for someone they love.
With the delectable wit, unforgettable characters, and challenging themes that have won her a Pulitzer Prize and national bestseller status, Jane Smiley naturally finds a kindred spirit in the author of classics such as Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol. As ""his novels shaped his life as much as his life shaped his novels,"" Smiley's Charles Dickens is at once a sensitive profile of the great master and a fascinating meditation on the writing life. Smiley evokes Dickens as he might have seemed to his contemporaries: convivial, astute, boundlessly energetic-and lionized. As she makes clear, Dickens not only led the action-packed life of a prolific writer, editor, and family man but, balancing the artistic and the commercial in his work, he also consciously sustained his status as one of the first modern ""celebrities. "" Charles Dickens offers brilliant interpretations of almost all the major works, an exploration of his narrative techniques and his innovative voice and themes, and a reflection on how his richly varied lower-class cameos sprang from an experience and passion more personal than his public knew. Smiley's own ""dem
Boiling up a unique brew of fairytale, fantasy, horror, myth and mischief, Kelly Link creates a world like no other, where ghosts of girlfriends past rub up against Scrabble-loving grandmothers with terrifying magic handbags, wizards sit alongside morbid babysitters, and we encounter a people-eating monster who claims to have a sense of humour.
Nationally syndicated columnist Press distills the reasons to toss George W. Bush out of the White House down to ten political sins, each of which is treated in a chapter. For Press, as for many others, the number one reason Bush must go is that he lied us into war. Other reasons include the loss of 3 million jobs, spending money like a drunken sailor, undermining civil rights, crony capitalism, alienating the rest of the world, a poor environmental record, broken promises, and damaged credibility. After the ten, he adds a bonus reason: He stole the 2000 election.
In First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover, Sameera showed the United States it was ready for a Pakistani-born First Daughter. With her brains and bravado, she helped her dad win the presidential election. Now she's living in the White House. Fabulous! Right? Actually, it's no fairy tale. The Secret Service and the paparazzi follow Sameera everywhere. She misses her friends--and even her school--back home. So Sameera decides to escape. Will she be able to pull it off, or will her plan backfire on the entire First Family? This smart and funny novel continues the adventures of a Pakistani- American teen in the spotlight. .
When Raine Tallentyre made the mistake of revealing her paranormal abilities, her most recent romantic relationship came to a hasty end. Her Aunt Vella, a gifted but troubled soul, had told her years ago to keep her talents a secret. And now that poor Aunt Vella-her last blood relative-has died, Raine has resigned herself to a lonely life.<P> But when she journeys to Shelbyville, Washington, to clear out Aunt Vella's house, Raine's highly developed sensitivity leads her to a horrifying discovery: a young woman bound and terrified in a basement storage locker. The victim has survived, but the culprit is still on the loose. Without warning, a new man enters Raine's life-investigator Zack Jones. Surprisingly, Zack isn't repelled by her powers: in fact, he has them himself. While Raine hears voices, Zack sees visions and within hours of their meeting, Raine experiences an intense, thrilling intimacy-mental, emotional, and physical-she never dared to expect.<P> There's one complication, however: Zack Jones is working for the Arcane Society. This secret organization, dedicated to the study of paranormal phenomena, shattered Raine's family with an act of betrayal long ago, and she's not about to trust them now. But as a killer makes her his target, and a cabal of psychic criminals known as Nightshade operates in the shadows surrounding them, Raine and Zack must rely not only on their powerful abilities but on each other . . .
The #1 New York Times-bestselling series returns with a story as up-to-date as the headlines. The novels of W. E. B. Griffin featuring Delta Force officer Charley Castillo and his band of troubleshooters have won wide praise for their realism, action, and "punchy prose that connects like a right hook" (Chicago Tribune). Now, still in Argentina tying up loose ends from his investigation into the UN oil-for-food scandal, Castillo is startled when a young man is marched into his office at gunpoint, caught trying to sneak through the fence. It turns out he's an American officer, a lieutenant assigned to the embassy in Paraguay. A key agent for the DEA has disappeared while trying to interdict drugs and very little is being done about it, for phony diplomatic reasons. The lieutenant's heard of Castillo, knows what he's done, and wants his help in getting the agent back. More than that, he's got an innovative plan for dealing with the drug lords themselves. Intrigued, Castillo gets permission to try it, but the President has just one warning for him: Don't get caught. Charley couldn't agree more-but it might turn out to be something easier said than done. . . . Filled with Griffin's trademark rich characters and cutting-edge drama, this is an exceptional novel by "a writer of true virtuosity and talent" (Fort Worth Star-Telegram).
The New York Timesbestselling authors take a journey into the Cape Light of Christmas past. As the citizens of Cape Light deck the halls for a Christmas to remember, the curmudgeonly Lillian Warwick has been confined to her bed with pneumonia. Cared for by her daughters, Emily and Jessica, she lets her thoughts drift back to the holiday season of 1955, to the magical time when she first met Oliver Warwick-the dashing man who would become her husband. Back then, Lillian was beautiful, spirited, and idealistic, and Oliver was a wonderful man who took a real joy in living. As she recounts those romantic early days to her daughters and faces the mistakes she's made, she is reminded of a time when she had much to be grateful for-and of all the special gifts Christmas can bring. And, to cap off this special, life-altering holiday season, there just might be a winter wedding on the horizon. . .
In this thrilling sequel to the bestselling Knights of the Black and White, oaths of loyalty and obedience are weighed against the virtues of honor and nobility. Three members of the St. Clair family find themselves embroiled in battle, imperiled by circumstance, and unsure whether their true enemy stands against them . . . or among them. As the deadly Crusades rage on, Christian forces are easily destroyed by the armies of Saladin, Sultan of Egypt, Syria, and Mesopotamia. Among the Knights Templar are two cousins; Andre St. Clair, a young man forced to escape his homeland when he is wrongfully accused of a crime, and Scottish knight Alexander Sinclair, a spy for the ancient Brotherhood of Sion. . Along with his father, Henry, Andre is offered the chance to escape injustice by joining the Third Crusade and fighting with the armies of Richard of Aquitaine, soon to become King of England. Sinclair's war is almost over before it begins when he is taken captive by one of Saladin's captains. Learning from his captor that Saladin believes the Knights Templar to be the most dangerous of all the enemies of Islam and that he is determined to kill them all, Sinclair fears for his friends' lives. But perhaps the biggest threat to the St. Clair family is the new king, Richard the Lionheart, whose duplicitous ways and fierce temper lead to his shocking and vicious betrayal of one of his best men. Filled with dramatic adventure and rich in the historical detail Jack Whyte fans have come to expect, Standard of Honor is a stunning continuation of this epic history of the Knights Templar.
Eight years ago, in Sun Valley - snowcapped playground for the wealthy and ambitious - all that stood between New York State attorney general Elizabeth Shaler and a knife-wielding killer was local patrolman Walt Fleming. Now Liz Shaler returns to Sun Valley as the crown jewel and keynote speaker for billionaire Patrick Cuttera (TM)s world-famous C3, a media and communications conference where the richest, most powerful business tycoons converge. The attorney general, a political lightning rod, is expected to announce her candidacy for president. Ita (TM)s a media coup for Cutter - but a security nightmare for Walt Fleming, now the county sheriff. As C3 gets under way, authorities learn of a confirmed threat on Shalera (TM)s life, and various competing interests - the Secret Service, the FBI, Cuttera (TM)s own security forces - begin jockeying for jurisdiction. Beyond the logistical nightmare that the conferencea (TM)s opulent extravagances represent for Sheriff Fleming, he must also contend with a raft of other local concerns: his troubled nephewa (TM)s arrest, his wifea (TM)s infidelity, the death of a socialite under suspicious circumstances, and a series of apparent maulings by an aggressive cougar. Each of these incidents comes to a head just as Shalera (TM)s assassin puts his chillingly precise plan into action.
Canidy, Fulmar and colleagues in the Office of Strategic Services face a task more daunting than ever before - to convince Hitler and the Axis powers that the invasion of the European continent will take place anywhere but on the beaches of Nazi-occupied France. 'Wild Bill' Donovan's men have several tactics in mind, but some of the people they must rely upon are not the most reliable - are, in fact, probably spying for both sides - so the deceptions require layer upon layer of intrigue. All it will take is one slip to send the whole thing tumbling down like a house of cards. Are the OSS agents up to it? They certainly think so. But then a body is found floating off the coast of Spain . . . Packed with military action, The Double Agents is irresistible storytelling from a master of the genre.
It's not a good idea to get Slocum riled up. When a good friend is brutally murdered by the savage Hudson brothers, he sets out to return the favor-with interest. . . .
After capturing a young thief, Longarm learns that the boy's mother and sister are being held by outlaws-leaving the deputy marshal no choice but to take these family matters into his own hands