- Table View
- List View
An essential guide to launching a nonprofit organization! From budgets to bylaws, 250 Questions for Starting a Nonprofit provides you with the knowledge you need to make a plan, set realistic goals, and obtain sustainable financing for your nonprofit. This easy-to-understand guide walks you through each step of the process with Q&As that show you how to turn a grassroots idea into a federally recognized organization. Inside, you'll find detailed explanations on: The differences and similarities between organizations and corporations Publicizing and advertising through social media Using crowdsourcing sites like Kickstarter to raise money Forming the initial board of directors and filing incorporation documents Attracting the best volunteers and staff members With the expert advice in 250 Questions for Starting a Nonprofit, you will transform your vision into a thriving nonprofit organization.
Maddux Bates's Formula One racecar isn't the only thing that needs an overhaul this season. The Texan rebel's bad boy behavior on and off-track last year won him the championship--and an image problem. Now he needs to keep his sponsors happy, his car on course, and his exploits out of the tabloids.Oncologist Brynn Douglas spent the last dozen years buried in school, patient charts, and research. But the reality of practicing medicine--at least at the prestigious Gates Institute--isn't what she'd hoped. Then a seventy-year-old billionaire shows up in her office with an irresistible proposition: play the role of his girlfriend while secretly treating his blood cancer as they travel the F1 circuit.When their paths collide, Maddux quickly sets his sights on Brynn. He's used to taking what he wants, but if the media catches him romancing a seemingly taken woman, the bad press might get him fired. One complicated relationship should be more than enough for Brynn, but every time she sees the sexy Texan, their attraction burns hotter.Falling in love on the F1 circuit is a crash course in adrenaline. Will Maddux and Brynn's race to the finish end in a total blowout or total victory?Sensuality Level: Sensual
A romantic hardened by reality . . .Evelyn Lancaster turned her back on her love for ranch hand Jesse Greenwood when she was sixteen to pursue a career and marry into wealth that could save her father's struggling ranch. Now twenty-three, she works hard to keep the property afloat, but no suitor has stirred her heart the way Jesse did. After her father falls ill, she needs all the help she can get to keep the ranch running.A cowboy returning to what he left behind . . .After making his fortune, a newly wealthy Jesse has returned home to see his younger sister married. Still smarting from Evelyn's rejection, he finds the tables have turned, and now only his investment could save the ranch that he vowed to never step foot on again.When he agrees to help her salvage her family legacy, they must overcome their pride and painful past to work together. As long-held emotions rekindle, Jesse pretends indifference, only to admit his true feelings in an unsigned letter left on Evelyn's porch.Evelyn finds the missive and writes back, beginning a furtive correspondence. She dares to hope her mystery admirer is Jesse, but then another man comes forward to claim the letters as his own. Will one last letter give them the courage to say yes to love on the wild Texas plains?Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
The secret to being happy? #TreatYourself. Discover the sweeter side of life with Treat Yourself! Inside, you'll find hundreds of fun, gratifying ideas that inspire you to finally give into temptation and spoil yourself. From spending all day in bed to having breakfast for dinner to buying an expensive piece of jewelry, each entry encourages you to focus on maximizing your happiness--one indulgence at a time. So what are you waiting for? Splurge on guilty pleasures all year long with Treat Yourself! After all, you deserve it.
On leave from the FBI, Special Agent Jason Spark is enjoying some welcome peace and quiet when he's called on to help the local sheriff's department check out a 911 call. Expecting a prank or misdial, he unwittingly steps into a horrifying bloodbath straight out of a Hollywood slasher movie, complete with clues scrawled on the wall.Nikki Hart's husband and son are killed, but she survives, badly beaten and barely clinging to life in a coma. When she awakens, she doesn't know her name, recognize her face, or remember anything about herself and her past. Terrified, and unsure of whom to trust, she clings to the memory of the angel who comforted her in her darkest moments.The investigation turns up a prime suspect: The Butcher, an elusive hired assassin for the Sicilian mob. As the news of Nikki's recovery spreads, putting her in this ruthless killer's sights again, Jason will do whatever it takes to protect the woman he's learning to love.Nikki's beginning to believe Jason might be the angel who protected her in her dreams. But when she learns about the secret role he played in the worst day of her life, can she ever forgive him?Sensuality Level: Sensual
"Melinda Emerson...will inspire you to pursue your own entrepreneurial vision." -Marc H. Morial, President, National Urban League Whether you're newly unemployed, sick of office life and longing for a change, or just want to finally turn your business idea into reality, you can follow your dream and make your passion your profession. Drawing on her experience as founder of an award-winning production company, Melinda F. Emerson shows you how in this practical month-by-month guide to getting your business off the ground. Inside, you'll find the timetable and steps you need to take to become a successful CEO of your own venture, including: Month 1: Meet with potential venture capitalists Month 3: Set a one-year marketing budgetMonth 5: Select a logoMonth 9: Purchase customer relationship management softwareMonth 11: Prepare your launch day press release Next year at this time, you could be calling the shots at your dream job. You supply the energy, an idea, and elbow grease-and this book will supply the plan.
There's more to meditation than just rhythmically chanting "Om" in a seated position - inner calm can be achieved through the simplest of actions, such as mindfully drinking a cup of tea. This guide shows you how to harness the power of meditation in your daily life with a variety of meditation techniques that you can learn and carry out in just a few minutes. From breathing exercises that can help you quickly calm down in a stressful situation to mantras that can help you state your intentions for the day, every page offers powerful techniques, showing you effective ways to boost your mood, manage worries, and get a good night's sleep.Featuring more than 50 easy-to-follow guided meditations, Meditation Made Easy helps lead you toward peace, tranquility, and a more relaxed life.
When it comes to eating healthfully, modern moms face constant challenges. Unnatural and unhealthy processed foods - many touted as "healthy" or "low-fat" - are everywhere, and they make eating a balanced diet particularly difficult. But millions of women have improved their diets with the Paleo lifestyle, and now pregnant women can, too! The Everything Paleo Pregnancy Book shows you how to follow the Paleo diet during pregnancy and beyond - safely and successfully. With this pregnancy companion in hand, you'll learn how to:Tailor the Paleo diet to meet your pregnancy needsAdd the freshest, healthiest foods to your dietCombat cravings and morning sicknessExercise safely, both before and after birthProvide your body with the nutrients it needs for breastfeedingHere's all you need for a healthy Paleo pregnancy - realistic meal plans, 125 delicious recipes, and steps for transitioning the diet for a post-pregnancy body. You'll be vibrant, fit, and happy while nourishing your baby and promoting healthy development.
An all-in-one guide to the human body! Anatomy 101 offers an exciting look into the inner workings of the human body. Too often, textbooks turn the fascinating systems, processes, and figures of anatomy into tedious discourse that even Leonardo Da Vinci would reject. This easy-to-read guide cuts out the boring details, and instead, provides you with a compelling lesson in anatomy. Covering every aspect of anatomical development and physiology, each chapter details the different parts of the human body, how systems are formed, and disorders that could disrupt bodily functions. You'll unravel the mysteries of anatomy with unique, accessible elements like: Detailed charts of each system in the body Illustrations of cross sections Unique profiles of the most influential figures in medical history From cell chemistry to the respiratory system, Anatomy 101 is packed with hundreds of entertaining facts that you can't get anywhere else!
Now is the time... Stop waiting around for the career--and life--that you deserve and start taking the reins! Leading Women shows you how to claim power and respect, conquer your internal barriers, and change the world by helping other women do the same. Featuring stories from twenty nationally acclaimed female leaders, this empowering guide offers real-life advice for breaking free of the predetermined roles in the business world and life. Powerful women such as New York Times bestselling author Marci Shimoff, advocacy leader Gloria Feldt, and Emmy-winning television host Aurea McGarry describe what it's like to go beyond their comfort zones, hold their own in a male-dominated environment, and take control of the situations that keep many women from achieving their goals. From corporate coach Lois Frankel's key ways to becoming a natural and necessary leader to bestselling author M. Bridget Cook-Burch's struggles after years of abuse, their insight will help you embrace your purpose, seize important opportunities, and overcome any obstacle that comes your way. With the guidance of these influential, resourceful leaders, you'll maximize your personal power, exceed your business goals, and establish a network designed to support and celebrate your fellow women.
When ambitious Olivia Parker is offered the prime position of assistant physician for the Las Vegas Sinners hockey team, she's determined to prove she belongs there. But it's lonely at the top. Her professional focus has lost her countless personal relationships, and now she's ready for a fresh start. What she's not ready for is her gorgeous new patient showing her everything she's been missing. Could a shot at real love be worth risking her ethical code?Grayson Gunn happily played his entire career for his hometown team, never having won hockey's greatest prize. A surprise trade to the Sinners gives him one last chance at the Cup before he hangs up his skates, and nothing will stand in his way, not even the injuries that send him to the team's pretty new doctor. A little flirtation now that he's on his way out of the NHL can't hurt though...right? But when he gets a second chance to keep playing, Grayson is torn between the game he's lived for and the woman he can't seem to live without.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Lorelai Kelly was mere inches from her Olympic goal, but a broken ankle landing a triple axel in the spotlight forced her to delay the gold medal hunt another four years. Now she's starring in the Sin City on Ice show to make ends meet and focused on a comeback that keeps eluding her grasp.Dylan gained national attention in his early teens and went on to become the NHL's youngest captain and leading scorer in his second season. He breathed new life into a sport that had been dying in the States, but it's lonely at the top. Now the captain of the Vegas Sinners team is feeling the pressure and looking for something more.America's ice princess might be the only one who can help his current slump-and Dylan's way of expressing thanks could undermine everything Lori has worked for. Can two people who spend their lives on the ice thaw just enough to let each other in?Sensuality Level: Sensual
As the new head of public relations for the Las Vegas Sinners hockey team, Saralynn Reese wants to leave behind the frivolity of her popular girl image. Unfortunately, her first big assignment is to clean up the media messes of the team's assistant general manager, Madden Vaughn. He's flirty, impulsive, and self-centered; he also happens to be drop-dead gorgeous. Could there be more to Madden under the Ralph Lauren surface?Having struggled with a gambling addiction since his early twenties, Madden's finally moved past it and into a secure, corporate job working for his sister, the one person who means the world to him. When rumors fly and the team and his family both doubt his word, an unlikely ally pulls him out of his funk with a manicured hand: Saralynn.He's tired of chasing the same type of unattainable girl, and this up-and-coming publicity dynamo fits that mold perfectly. But she also challenges him and believes in him like no one else. Can they help each other keep their feet on solid ground . . . or will these twin hearts find themselves skating on thin ice?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Unable to perform her duties in the army after a twelve-month deployment to Afghanistan that leaves her with scars no one can see, Sera Cavins returns to her hometown hoping that some time alone will help her find her way back to being the girl everyone once knew. That is, until she finds herself sharing a house with the man who left her heartbroken merely weeks before her deployment.Tyler Creech made it to Nashville and even earned a number one hit, but being a rising country music artist isn't as easy as he thought. He's back in Cobb City, Kentucky, looking for something to ease the stress of his next release. He discovers it standing on his mom's and stepdad's lawn when Sera, the girl he once planned to marry, shows up. They'd been perfect for each other, until the strain of Sera's deployment and pressure of Tyler's career drove them apart. Now with neither of their lives going the way they anticipated, both are fighting different yet similar demons. But change is good, and sometimes going a little crazy is too. Sometimes it's what keeps you sane. Sensuality Level: Sensual
Aspiring journalist Caroline Sanders doesn't have time for frat parties and college keggers - not even when the gorgeous Roger Freeman climbs into her car unexpectedly one night on campus. The two are inexplicably drawn together, but when Caroline's offered a prestigious internship that could lead to a job at The New York Times, she leaves Roger behind for more serious prospects.Six years later, back home and starting a new career as a florist, she's shocked to run into Roger again. He's never forgotten the girl who left him to find herself, though he's certainly tried. No one compared to the adventurous and exciting Caroline. As the two begin seeing each other and grow closer, he finds it impossible to resist falling for her charms once more. What he doesn't know is that Caroline's life over the last few years has been filled with tragedy, and the adventurous and exciting woman he remembers is all but gone.Is Roger ready to risk his heart again, and is Caroline ready to trust him with her story?Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Amanda Gillespie never bargained on seeing Jackson Holstenar ever again. In law school, he was the sexy, rich guy every girl wanted--even her. But they never quite got past the friend zone, and their complicated relationship ended with her being "asked to leave" the law firm where they worked. Now she's got a great legal career and has met the perfect guy . . . who unfortunately happens to be Jackson's good buddy, Carter.Jackson's used to getting what he wants--and he's always wanted Amanda. But he can't betray his friend, no matter how crazy their chemistry. No, he needs to stay far away from Amanda. So why does he find himself offering to help her become his pal's ideal girl?With a little help from fate, these two confused hearts might just find a way back to each other for good.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
From earthy bistro fare to elegant classics, French cuisine is one of the most versatile in the world. But who has the time for complicated, time-consuming recipes? With The Everything Easy French Cookbook, you'll learn how to recreate classic and contemporary French dishes right at home, without complex cooking techniques or hours of work, including:ChouquettesSoupe VichyssoiseSalade LyonnaiseCoq au VinSteak TartarePommes DauphinesMadeleinesProfiteroles au ChocolatFrench cook and food blogger Cecile Delarue provides you with tips and time-saving techniques, along with clear, step-by-step instructions for 300 satisfying and truly delicious hors d'oeuvres, entrees, and desserts. In no time, you'll have a repertoire of weeknight dinners and special-occasion meals in the grand French tradition.
It took just one teasing wink and a sexy Irish lilt from bad boy Lorcan Byrne to turn Julie Denison's world upside down. The problem is, he's only in town for six months, and happily ever after isn't in this world traveler's vocabulary.Julie's worked hard to get her life in a good place--dropping substantial weight and getting a great job at her friend's bakery. But this handsome charmer is just as tempting as any of the decadent pastries she sells, and she can't resist his advances for long. Julie fully expects Lorcan to break her heart--but she's planning to enjoy every second she can of their explosive chemistry.After years of danger as a soldier and a spy, Lorcan fled to tiny Rockland, Maryland for some boring downtime. He didn't count on meeting someone who could ignite his libido and soothe his damaged heart, and their passion soon leads to deeper feelings. But can Julie convince Lorcan he has more to offer her than just his wicked Celtic kiss?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Carter Coben is having some serious communication problems lately. First he mouthed off to a project manager at work and got fired, now his girlfriend's dumped him and trashed his cell phone. About the only place he hasn't got his wires crossed these days is at the anonymous texting app, Justchat.com. Carter thinks he might have found a real connection with "She Hearts Dogs," but little does he know he's already quite acquainted with this cunning canine-lover . . .When Abigail Jeffries gets a random text message from a stranger saying he's been dumped, she can't help but answer it--and recommend he send his ex some flowers from her new shop. When she delivers the bouquet though, she finds out his ex was cheating on him with his best friend--the same best friend she's impersonating via text! Abby feels guilty, but she can't help responding. But what will happen when Carter finds out that Abby is not only the face behind the texts, but the reason he got fired at work and his mysterious mutt-loving pal on Justchat.com?Will they ever manage to sort out their mixed signals, mistaken identities, and misunderstandings to find real love? This madcap, modern-day You've Got Mail for the texting generation will delight romantic comedy fans.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
The new "sine" of mathematical geekdom! Do you dream about long division in your sleep? Does the thought of solving abstruse equations bring a smile to your face? Do you love celebrating pi every March? Then, Math Geek was made for you! With this guide, you'll learn even more about the power of numbers as you explore their brilliant nature in ways you've never imagined. From manhole covers to bubbles to subway maps, each page gives you a glimpse of the world through renowned mathematicians' eyes and reveals how their theorems and equations can be applied to nearly everything you encounter. Covering dozens of your favorite math topics, you'll find fascinating answers to questions like: How are the waiting times for buses determined? Why is Romanesco Broccoli so mesmerizing? How do you divide a cake evenly? Should you run or walk to avoid rain showers? Filled with compelling mathematical explanations, Math Geek sheds light on the incredible world of numbers hidden deep within your day-to-day life.
Expert advice to find, fix, and flip any residential property! Are you ready to capitalize on the rising real estate market and get in on the red-hot house flipping scene? You need a step-by-step guide to evaluate property, avoid rookie mistakes, and build a profitable, successful business. In The Everything Guide to Flipping Houses, successful house flipper Melanie Williamson walks you through the opportunities, the risks, the work involved, and the potential for real profits in flipping real estate. She teaches you to: Assess properties, work with contractors, and manage renovations Handle legal and tax regulations Flip multiple houses at one time Use green renovation options to keep costs low Select the right banks, investors, and real estate agents Choose marketing strategies that guarantee sales Inside you'll find detailed information for every milestone, from purchase to planning renovations to making the sale and managing profits. It's a competitive market out there, but with this guide in hand, you'll have everything you need to successfully flip any residential property--and reap the lucrative rewards.
Hundreds of make-ahead meals that are satisfying and stress-free! Tired of thinking about what's for dinner? With The Make-Ahead Cookbook, you can whip up a week's worth of home-cooked dishes in just one day, so you never have to worry about getting meals into the oven. Offering more than 250 recipes, this book shows you how to make mouthwatering meals that can be made in advance and frozen until needed. Whether you're looking for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (or dessert!), each recipe includes step-by-step instructions for not only making the dish, but also reheating and assembling it, so that preparing a delicious meal is always simple, quick, and stress-free. You'll rediscover the satisfying taste of homemade meals with easy-to-prepare recipes like: Cinnamon Raisin Monkey Bread Basil and Mozzarella Stuffed Tomatoes Avocado Chicken Burgers Honey Mustard Baked Pork Chops Macadamia Chocolate Squares Complete with plenty of meal-planning tips, The Make-Ahead Cookbook helps your family create tasty dishes that are ready when you are!
From California to Maine--check out the greatest craft breweries in the United States! Fifty fascinating states, 50 awesome breweries, and 50+ handcrafted beers--what more could you ask for? In The United States of Craft Beer, beer expert and homebrewer Jess Lebow invites you along on his state-by-state exploration of America's greatest breweries. From Jack's Abby Brewing in Massachusetts to the Maui Brewing Company in Hawaii, this guide teaches you everything you need to know about the people who make the nation's best-tasting beers and the innovative brewing methods that help create the perfect batch. Each intoxicating entry also highlights other popular beers that can be found throughout that state, so that you can sample every delicious sip the United States has to offer. Complete with photos of the beers and breweries, The United States of Craft Beer gives you the lowdown on all things craft beer as you make your way across the country.
Holly Hartland has spent the last year in Los Angeles finalizing her divorce from an abusive husband and getting her career as an art gallery curator back on track while trying to raise her young daughter. She shares a nanny with LAPD detective Gary Sumner, whose wife ran off to France with another man, abandoning him and his daughter.With full-time careers to juggle, Gary and Holly end up relying on each other to help keep watch over their girls, who've become fast friends. The platonic co-parenting roles they've adopted are perfect for two people who've sworn off romance, but the burgeoning sexual chemistry they share proves hard to ignore.When a Christmas wish puts the children in danger, Holly and Gary are forced to set aside their trust issues and work as a real team to keep their families safe. But can they overcome their baggage enough to open up their hearts to love?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Poppy Reagan is a Type A personality who runs her professional life with the precision of a Swiss watch. After catching her latest boyfriend cheating, she decides it's time to take her dating life as seriously as she does her business. She swears off the bad boys and strategically maps out a plan to find an honest, attractive man to become her life partner.As she works her way through a summer of dates ranging from crazy to plain boring, she begins to wonder if her soulmate's even on the same coast. Her foolish emotional spirit secretly yearns for the sexy Ohio dermatologist she met on a trip to Hawaii last year. The one who she insists is "just a friend," because she refused to engage in a long-distance relationship.Will her heart overrule her head and move this California girl to the Midwest?Sensuality Level: Sensual