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The Lovers' Guide to Homemade Video

by Carlos Martínez Serena Vallés

Inside every person, as timid as they might seem, dwells a being who feels curious about or enjoys watching themselves naked in erotic situations, whether it's alone or with a partner. This manual provides the tools to enjoy this exciting game with skill and creativity.At the time of shooting an erotic film, there can be some uncertainties: Which are the best angles? What type of lighting best expresses the sensuality? How can the most beautiful body parts be highlighted? Is it necessary to prepare a script? What kind of limits do you create?The Lovers' Guide to Homemade Video is a pioneering guide to discovering new and exciting erotic possibilities: from filming a striptease, to a movie more subdued in tone, to a stimulating session of nude photography.The abundantly illustrated pages include, amongst other topics: The most suggestive erotic ideas and guides The art of the striptease The most exciting plans, scenes, and sequences Lighting, sets, and accessories Editing and digital effects All kinds of tricks to make the most out of the camera

Homesteading

by Abigail R. Gehring

The companion to the bestseller Back to Basics for country, urban, and suburban folks-now fully updated!Who doesn't want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat homegrown food whenever possible? Even readers who are very much on the grid will embrace this large, fully illustrated guide on the basics of living the good, clean life. It's written with country lovers in mind-even those who currently live in the city.Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or even the wilderness, there is plenty you can do to improve your life from a green perspective. Got sunlight? Start container gardening. With a few plants, fresh tomato sauce is a real option with your own homegrown fresh tomatoes. Reduce electricity use by eating dinner by candlelight (using homemade candles, of course). Learn to use rainwater to augment water supplies. Make your own soap and hand lotion. Consider keeping chickens for the eggs. From what to eat to supporting sustainable restaurants to avoiding dry cleaning, this book offers information on anything a homesteader needs-and more.

The History and Lives of Notorious Pirates and Their Crews

by C. Lovat Fraser Captain Charles Johnson

There is a fascination surrounding the subject of pirates and pirate lore that centers around the romanticized impression of lawless, brutal ruffians pillaging ships, hunting for gold and treasure, and traveling in massive ships waving the skull-and-bones flag. The golden age of piracy produced many grandiose and notorious characters whose incredible stories have found their way into this one-of-a-kind book.Originally published in 1735, The History and Lives of Notorious Pirates and Their Crews grippingly chronicles the adventures and misadventures of the most infamous pirates who ruled the high seas at the turn of the eighteenth century. From Captain Spriggs' rampant use of torture on his victims, to Bartholomew Robert's incredibly successful pirating career, Blackbeard's legendary fearsome demeanor, and Captain Kidd's tragic end, these truly enthralling stories of privateers turned bandits will leave readers on the edge of their seats.Though the author's true identity is still debated, his book helped shape the very concept we hold of pirates today--influencing such writers as J. M. Barrie, Rafael Sabatini, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

The Andy Cohen Diaries : A Deep Look at a Shallow Year

by Andy Cohen

A year in the whirlwind life of the beloved pop icon Andy Cohen, in his own cheeky, candid, and irreverent words<P> As a TV Producer and host of the smash late night show Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen has a front row seat to an exciting world not many get to see. In this dishy, detailed diary of one year in his life, Andy goes out on the town, drops names, hosts a ton of shows, becomes codependent with Real Housewives, makes trouble, calls his mom, drops some more names, and, while searching for love, finds it with a dog. We learn everything from which celebrity peed in her WWHL dressing room to which Housewives are causing trouble and how. Nothing is off limits - including dating. We see Andy at home and with close friends and family (including his beloved and unforgettable mom). Throughout, Andy tells us not only what goes down, but exactly what he thinks about it. Inspired by the diaries of another celebrity-obsessed Andy (Warhol), this honest, irreverent, and laugh-out-loud funny book is a one-of-a-kind account of the whos and whats of pop culture in the 21st century.

The Ghosts of Africa

by William Stevenson

A sprawling, epic saga of adventure, romance, war, and resistance based on the savage conflict in East Africa during World War I.In German-occupied East Africa during World War I, British forces have arrived. In defiance of his orders, German military commander Paul von Lettow enlists soldiers, civilians, and African rebels to fight against the British, forming the first modern guerrilla uprising of the time. Amid his political battles, Lettow is embroiled in a romantic relationship with an American woman who loves him, but who objects to his war. To complicate things, Lettow's actions draw the attention of the brilliant but brutal chief of British intelligence who plots to defeat him. Amid all the action, Zionists fight for influence in the region, rival tribes have to be appeased with diplomacy, and an African princess serves as a spy for the rebels.Amazingly, these colorful characters and eventful plots are firmly based on real-life personas and historical events during the war. In the gripping style of narrative fiction, Stevenson relates the often overlooked German resistance in East Africa and their inventive use of guerrilla tactics. As a former foreign correspondent in the region, Stevenson paints an astonishingly accurate and detailed picture of the geography and political climate of East Africa.A thrilling read, The Ghosts of Africa packs history, military tactics, romance, and adventure into a single epic tale that will both entertain and inform.

French Bistro

by Maria Zihammou Åsa Dahlgren

The corner bistro offers all the highlights of French cuisine: crepes, bouillabaisse, ratatouille, and beef bourguignonne-all with rustic flair, simple ingredients, and impeccable flavors. Now, with Maria Zihammou's French Bistro, you can cook up the authentic tastes of France in your own kitchen. Each recipe shows how intricate meals steeped in culinary tradition can be re-created with simple techniques using modern ingredients and equipment. This is a tribute to proper French cuisine, featuring bistro takes on such classics as:Marinated olivesCroque-monsieur and croque-madame: open sandwich with ham and cheesePan-bagnat: picnic sandwich with tuna and veggiesQuiche lorraineSoupe à l'oignon: French onion soupEntrecôte with béarnaiseAnd many more mouthwatering dishesIn addition, a chapter on cheese shows the proper making of a cheese course-a French tradition.French Bistro takes you into the world of cozy French neighborhoods and cuisine with a charming design and gorgeous, photographs. Discover the joys of French cooking and be inspired by passionate food!

The Fish That Changed America

by Steve Price Slaton L White Kevin Vandam

From boats and baits to rods and reels to tips and tactics, bass fishing has been a magnet of innovation for almost a century.Bass fishing changed from pastime to business in part because of competitive tournaments and the publicity they generated. That publicity, in turn, sparked a demand for more and more information from the tournament fishermen themselves--how they caught bass--so in essence, the sport fed upon itself. Author Steve Price has interviewed dozens of anglers over the past few years, and he fits each of their stories into a complicated puzzle that forms a comprehensive tale of competitive record holders and fishing industry insiders alike.The Fish That Changed America is not simply about tournament bass fishing, although some of the stories included here do involve competitive anglers. Rather, Price has tried to embrace a wider view of the entire sport and to show how different facets of bass fishing meshed so perfectly at the same time, leading to the state of the industry today. The participants--those who laid the foundation for what all bass anglers today enjoy--tell their own stories of what happened during those not-so-long-ago years. Many of the stories, such as the standing room-only funeral for a famous largemouth bass, touch on far-ranging topics that all anglers will enjoy.

Lo-Dash Essentials

by Adam Boduch

If you are a curious JavaScript developer interested simultaneously in tweaking the efficiency of your code, as well as improving the conciseness of it, and maintaining the readability of it, then this is the book for you. Ideally, the book is intended for readers already working on JavaScript projects and using frameworks such as jQuery and Backbone. Even if you're already using Lo-Dash, this book will show you how to use it efficiently. While extensive JavaScript experience isn't a requirement, you should have at least some prior programming experience in order to best understand the concepts presented.

Penetration Testing with Raspberry Pi

by Joseph Muniz Aamir Lakhani

If you are looking for a low budget, small form-factor remotely accessible hacking tool, then the concepts in this book are ideal for you. If you are a penetration tester who wants to save on travel costs by placing a low-cost node on a target network, you will save thousands by using the methods covered in this book. You do not have to be a skilled hacker or programmer to use this book. It will be beneficial to have some networking experience; however, it is not required to follow the concepts covered in this book.

Getting Started with Gulp

by Travis Maynard

If you are a developer who is new to build systems and task runners but have prior experience with web development, then this book is the right choice for you. You need to have some basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Python for Google App Engine

by Massimiliano Pippi

If you are a Python developer, whether you have experience in web applications development or not, and want to rapidly deploy a scalable backend service or a modern web application on Google App Engine, then this book is for you.

Raspberry Pi for Secret Agents - Second Edition

by Stefan Sjogelid

This book is an easy-to-follow guide with practical examples in each chapter. Suitable for the novice and expert alike, each topic provides a fast and easy way to get started with exciting applications and also guides you through setting up the Raspberry Pi as a secret agent toolbox.

Building Single-page Web Apps with Meteor

by Fabian Vogelsteller

If you are a web developer with basic knowledge of JavaScript and want to take on Web 2.0, build real-time applications, or simply want to write a complete application using only JavaScript and HTML/CSS, this is the book for you. This book is based on Meteor 1.0.

Learning LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3

by Gary Garber

This book is for the hobbyists, builders, and programmers who want to build and control their very own robots beyond the capabilities provided with the LEGO EV3 kit. You will need the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kit for this book. The book is compatible with both the Home Edition and the Educational Edition of the kit. You should already have a rudimentary knowledge of general programming concepts and will need to have gone through the basic introductory material provided by the official LEGO EV3 tutorials.

Learning Internet of Things

by Peter Waher

If you're a developer or electronics engineer who is curious about Internet of Things, then this is the book for you. With only a rudimentary understanding of electronics, Raspberry Pi, or similar credit-card sized computers, and some programming experience using managed code such as C# or Java, you will be taught to develop state-of-the-art solutions for Internet of Things in an instant.

Lync Server Cookbook

by Fabrizio Volpe Alessio Giombini

If you work with Lync on a daily basis or if you have to use a specific feature of Lync for a project, this is the book for you. For solutions architects, technical consultants, and administrators, if you have a Lync deployment and you want to upgrade, integrate, secure, or extend it to the cloud, you can get valuable information from the recipes in this book.

Financial Serial Killers

by Bruce Kelly Tom Ajamie

By using true tales of thieves, swindlers, and fraudsters at work, Financial Serial Killers illustrates how these perpetrators get their hooks into investors' wallets, savings accounts, and portfolios-and never let go. The worst financial crisis since the great depression revealed that thousands of mom and pop investors had lost millions to so-called Mini-Madoffs. They are the thieves and conmen who had used phony financial acumen to steal investors' money, wipe out savings, and damage lives.Financial Serial Killers reveals the cons-from the grand to picayune-advisers cultivate with their victims-relationships that are essential to the fraud. Take the story of Lillian, the little old lady who invested with Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world. After her husband died, she thought her family's treasure of $24 million in stock controlled by Buffett was safe. It was-until a family relative introduced the eighty-nine-year-old grandmother to a pair of unscrupulous insurance agents who convinced her to reinvest her savings in life insurance-decimating her nest egg while padding the agents' pockets. Lillian's story, as well as other accounts of deceit and fraud, is the core of Financial Serial Killers. Readers will learn how to better protect their family's wealth and savings after reading this book.

Evil

by Colin Wilson Damon Wilson

A collection of the most shocking, horrifying accounts of true crime ever.Evil knows no boundaries. In 1614, Hungarian countess Elizabeth Báthory died, sealed in a tiny closet in her castle. Her crimes? She was rumored to have bathed in the blood of her victims, which may have numbered in the hundreds. More recently, Russia's Andrei Chikatilo, the United States' Ted Bundy, and Great Britain's Peter Sutcliffe added to the horrors humans inflict upon their fellow man. Featuring maps, callouts, and facts that follow these criminals' trails of crime, Evil is a groundbreaking volume. It explores some of the most famous crime cases of real-life murder and mayhem.In this epic account of history's most infamous murder cases, leading true-crime researcher and writer Colin Wilson teams up with his son Damon Wilson to masterfully recount the shocking details of more than sixty cases of murder and mayhem. Illustrated with hundreds of color and black-and-white photos, Evil features images of criminals, forensic evidence, and key personalities and places that put each crime in historical context.In a continuing search for the meaning in murder, the Wilsons create one of the definitive books in the field of criminology.

Erotic Massage for Couples

by Sylvia Patterson

This comprehensive manual is an invitation to discover the secrets of erotic massage for couples.Erotic Massage for Couples teaches you, step-by-step--with the help of one hundred color photos--how to unleash your new sensual experiences onto your partner. This comprehensive, practical book includes:* A guide to the points of greatest pleasure* Advanced techniques for couples* Homemade recipes for massage oils* Aromatherapy to awaken the five senses* Bedroom feng shui* Tricks to convert your bathroom to a spa* Aphrodisiac dishes and beverages* Automassage techniques* And much more!

The Erotic Fire of the Unattainable

by Gay Walley

The Erotic Fire of the Unattainable has a subtle narrative wherein author Gay Walley weaves love with life, art with making a living, and inspiration with the banal realities of daily life. The book shows how passion is to be found in every moment, none the least in a passion for independence. Beginning with "Why Women Fight Pirates," Walley covers such disparate topics as "The Disappointments of Infidelity," "Talk in Love," "Writers," "Work and its Punishments," "The Importance of the Argument," "The Ocean," "New York," and ends on "Deathbed."This unflinching narrative is a journey through an artist's mind, taking us outside the usual confines, to lovers and ex-husbands, traveling, solitude, money and the importance of rebellion.

Driftwood

by Elizabeth Dutton

Los Angeles, California: Clem Jasper is a trust fund kid with a world famous rock musician for a father. When he dies suddenly (playing ping pong) she discovers he's left her a strange legacy-a series of letters that take her on a mysterious road trip around California. Ignoring her aunt's suggestion that she pitch the trip as a reality show, she embarks on her own-to discover just what it was that her father meant her to find. What secret could be so powerful that he had to die before telling her?With a voice reminiscent of Rainbow Rowell, Dutton's Driftwood is a surprising, poignant, and funny debut. Dutton perfectly captures the mythology of California with this bright and unusual take on the freedom of the open road, the power of music, and what it means, even in the midst of grief, to be a family. Fans of The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Run River and Killing Yourself to Live will find much to savor here.

The Dog Lover's Digest

by Vicky Barkes

Dogs can be boisterous, obedient, loyal, and downright lazy! This book, which brings together stories, tips, trivia, quotations, and poetry celebrating all the fascinating features of the dog, is for anyone whose tail starts wagging at the thought of relaxing with a good read and a warm, cuddly canine at their feet.

Do You Know the Muffin Pan?

by Amy Fazio

Amy Fazio's debut book, Do You Know the Muffin Pan, is a collection of creative, easy-to-make recipes using that tried-and-true kitchen staple: the muffin pan. No longer just for muffins and cupcakes, the muffin pan is great for creating crowd-pleasing appetizers, delicious side dishes, and even perfectly portion-controlled dinners.Some fan favorite recipes include: Eggs Benedict casserole cups Salami boats with antipasto salad Mini fish tacos with creamy jalapeño sauce Chicken enchilada stacks Strawberry pretzel cheesecake bitesThis cookbook will showcase over one hundred ways to cook and create in the muffin pan. Many of the recipes include notes on cooking in different-size pans, tips for freezing, and instructions on substituting a variety of ingredients to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.Whether you already love your muffin pan or plan on dusting off an old one, Do You Know the Muffin Pan is sure to become a family favorite.

Disaster Preparedness NYC

by Olivia Maria Jovine Vicki Ford

If you live in New York City, you know this great city has seen and recovered from many disasters of every scale. But if the next Hurricane Sandy, 9/11, blizzard, power outage, fire, or heat wave hits your borough, would you be ready? With Disaster Preparedness NYC, learn what it takes to be prepared and react to disaster.This book is the go-to guide for emergency preparedness in New York City, from before (planning and packing and practicing) to during (making sure you have all the resources you need to survive for disasters that can last for days, and that you can communicate with those included in your emergency plan) to after. Find out how New York will respond to disaster, from the NYPD's managing of traffic to Hunts Point--which, few know, is one of the world's largest food distribution centers and a crucial part of long-term disaster survival in the tristate area.Included are checklists for home emergency kits and "go bags" when you seek shelter outside your home: first aid, important documents, medications, food and water, and more. But disaster preparedness isn't just about what to pack. The best emergency planning is about people. If you're responsible for children, the sick, the elderly, the disabled, or pets, your emergency plan needs to be tailored to factor in each individual's limitations and special considerations, and Disaster Preparedness NYC covers preparing everyone you care about for disaster situations.You're probably familiar with what to do in a fire, flood, or power outage in your own home, but can you say the same if disaster hits when you're anywhere else--on the subway, on the sidewalk, or at the office? No matter what the emergency or where you are when it occurs, be prepared with Disaster Preparedness NYC. Appendixes include forms that summarize important medical and legal information, kid-friendly worksheets, and neighborhood maps of emergency information such as evacuation routes, flood zones, major supply stores, and more.

Remember Me Like This

by Bret Anthony Johnston

A gripping novel with the pace of a thriller but the nuanced characterization and deep empathy of some of the literary canon's most beloved novels, Remember Me Like This introduces Bret Anthony Johnston as one of the most gifted storytellers writing today. With his sophisticated and emotionally taut plot and his shimmering prose, Johnston reveals that only in caring for one another can we save ourselves. Four years have passed since Justin Campbell's disappearance, a tragedy that rocked the small town of Southport, Texas. Did he run away? Was he kidnapped? Did he drown in the bay? As the Campbells search for answers, they struggle to hold what's left of their family together. Then, one afternoon, the impossible happens. The police call to report that Justin has been found only miles away, in the neighboring town, and, most important, he appears to be fine. Though the reunion is a miracle, Justin's homecoming exposes the deep rifts that have diminished his family, the wounds they all carry that may never fully heal. Trying to return to normal, his parents do their best to ease Justin back into his old life. But as thick summer heat takes hold, violent storms churn in the Gulf and in the Campbells' hearts. When a reversal of fortune lays bare the family's greatest fears--and offers perhaps the only hope for recovery--each of them must fight to keep the ties that bind them from permanently tearing apart. Advance praise for Remember Me Like This "A gripping study of the complexities that follow a traumatic life event . . . The reader is transformed into a silent witness alongside the characters."--Nylon "I know the novel you're looking for. It's the thriller that also has interesting sentences. It's the one with the driving plot but fully realized characters as well, the one that flows like it was plotted by Dennis Lehane but feels like it was written by Jonathan Franzen. . . . It's a surprisingly rare breed. . . . Fortunately, there's Bret Anthony Johnston's Remember Me Like This. . . . The book is riveting, with the elements of suspense neatly folded into an elegant series of interlocking arcs. . . . There is nowhere you want to stop."--Esquire "[A] strong debut . . . Johnston has a talent for drawing well-rounded characters. . . . This is a convincing and uplifting portrait of a family in crisis."--Publishers Weekly"An admirable achievement . . . The story starts where other stories might end. . . . [Readers] will find their expectations continually defied as characters refuse to follow a formulaic plot trajectory. . . . This is ultimately an uplifting reading experience owing to the believable love and warmth of the family."--Library Journal (starred review) "A sensitive and frequently suspenseful portrait of a family struggling to heal in the aftermath of great trauma."--Booklist"It is as a writer that I admire the architecture of Remember Me Like This, the novel's flawless storytelling. It is as the father of three sons that I vouch for the psychological authenticity of this depiction of any parent's worst fears. Emotionally, I am with this family as they try to move ahead--embracing 'the half-known and desperate history' that they share. I love this novel."--John IrvingFrom the Hardcover edition.

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