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For fans of Game of Thrones, this epic and dramatic new series from the magnificent storyteller M. K. Hume, author of the Arthur and Merlin trilogies, allows the legend of King Arthur to live on.It is a dark and fearful time for the Celts. King Artor has died at the hands of a murderous traitor, and Ector, a mere boy, is acknowledged as the legitimate heir to the kingdom. But the land of the Celts is weakened and Ector grows up torn between a sense of doom and duty.Meanwhile, in the Forest of Arden, young Arthur discovers that he is the Bastard Prince, son of King Artor and Lady Elayne. Trained in the skills of a warrior, Arthur cannot challenge the position of his ruler and childhood friend, nor can he stand back and watch Briton crumble under the threat of invasion. As the Last Dragon, he must ensure that his father's legacy lives on... Skillfully weaving fact and fiction, legend and lore, M. K. Hume has written a captivating tale packed with epic battle scenes and passionate romance. Here is the start to another series that will transport and transfix you from the very first page.
A haunting literary drama, with a ripped-from-the headlines urgency reminiscent of Defending Jacob and Sue Miller's While I Was Gone, Golden State asks hard questions about the limits of loyalty and the bounds of family ties.Growing up in the 1960s in one of California's most prominent political families, Natalie Askedahl worshipped her big brother, Bobby, a sensitive math prodigy who served as her protector and confidante. But after Bobby left home at sixteen on a Princeton scholarship, something changed between them. Now that Natalie is happily married, with a career and two young daughters, her only real regret is losing Bobby. Then, a bomb explodes in the middle of her seemingly ideal life. Her oldest daughter is on the Stanford campus when one person is killed and another maimed. Other bombings follow across California. Frightened for her family, Natalie grows obsessed with the case until she makes an unthinkable discovery: the bomber's manifesto reads alarmingly like the last letter she has from Bobby. Unsure of whom to sacrifice and whom to protect, Natalie is confronted with a terrible choice that will send her down a rabbit hole of confusion, lies, and betrayals. As her life splits irrevocably into before and after, she begins to learn that some of the most dangerous things in the world are the stories we tell ourselves.
A need colder than Siberian winter meets an attitude hotter than the Florida sun in No.1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole's sultry new GAME MAKER novel. Everyone fears the Master...Rich, irresistible politician/Mafiya boss Maksimilian Sevastyan prefers tall, obedient blondes to fulfill his...complicated desires. That is, until the icy Russian encounters a disobedient brunette whose exquisite little body threatens his legendary restraint. Except her.Catarina Marín was a well-off young wife until her world fell apart. Now she's hiding out, forced to start working as an escort in Miami. Her very first client is beyond gorgeous, but when he tells her what he plans to do to her, Cat almost walks out of the door. If pleasure is a game, play to win.After their mind-blowing encounter burns out of control, the lovers crave more. If they escape the deadly threats surrounding them, can Maksim overcome his past - to offer Cat his future? Only then will she tempt him with what he really wants: her, all tied up with a bow.
Each of us has the capacity to spot opportunities, invent products, and build businesses--even $100 million businesses.How do some people turn ideas into enterprises that endure? Why do some people succeed when so many others fail? The Creator's Code unlocks the six essential skills that turn small notions into big companies. This landmark book is based on 200 interviews with today's leading entrepreneurs including the founders of LinkedIn, Chipotle, eBay, Under Armour, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, Spanx, Airbnb, PayPal, Jetblue, Gilt Groupe, Theranos, and Dropbox. Over the course of five years, Amy Wilkinson conducted rigorous interviews and analyzed research across many different fields. From the creators of the companies ranging from Yelp to Chobani to Zipcar, she found that entrepreneurial success works in much the same way. Creators are not born with an innate ability to conceive and build $100 million enterprises. They work at it. They all share fundamental skills that can be learned, practiced, and passed on. The Creator's Code reveals six skills that make creators of all kinds of endeavors breakthrough. These skills aren't rare gifts or slim chance talents. Entrepreneurship, Wilkinson demonstrates, is accessible to everyone. The book's insights provide core guidance for success in the new world of work.
A need colder than Siberian winter meets an attitude hotter than the Florida sun in #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole's sultry new Game Maker novel.Everyone fears the Master... Rich, irresistible politician/Mafiya boss Maksimilian Sevastyan prefers tall, obedient blondes to fulfill his...complicated desires. That is, until the icy Russian encounters a disobedient brunette whose exquisite little body threatens his legendary restraint. Except her.Catarina Marín was a well-off young wife until her world fell apart. Now she's hiding out, forced to start working as an escort in Miami. Her very first client is beyond gorgeous, but when he tells her what he plans to do to her, Cat almost walks out of the door. If pleasure is a game, play to win. After their mind-blowing encounter burns out of control, the lovers crave more. If they escape the deadly threats surrounding them, can Maksim overcome his past--to offer Cat his future? Only then will she tempt him with what he really wants: her, all tied up with a bow.
Burrow into this classic tale about a family of rabbits from the author of Bambi.Hops and his young rabbit friends must face all the triumphs and trials in the first year of life in the woods. Life is dangerous in the forest, especially for the fifteen young rabbits who are learning to navigate their home. While there are many wonderful things and other animals to get to know--including a deer by the name of Bambi--there are also dangers, and the constant threat of man. In order to thrive, the rabbits must stick together... Felix Salten's story of the lives of fifteen rabbits is brought back to life in this beautiful repackage.
The Shining meets The Conjuring in this chilling and suspenseful new novel from the author of The Murmurings.The fact that neither of her parents wants to deal with her is nothing new to Penny. She's used to being discussed like a problem, a problem her mother has finally passed on to her father. What she hasn't gotten used to is her stepmother...especially when she finds out what she'll have to spend the summer with April in the remote woods of Washington to restore a broken-down old house. Set deep in a dense forest, the old Carver House is filled with abandoned antique furniture, rich architectural details, and its own chilling past. The only respite Penny can find away from April's renovations is in Miller, the young guy who runs the local general store. He's her only chance at a normal, and enjoyable, summer. But Miller has his own connection to the Carver house, and it's one that goes beyond the mysterious tapping Penny hears at her window, the handprints she finds smudging the glass panes, and the visions of children who beckon Penny to follow them into the dark woods. Miller's past just might threaten to become the terror of Penny's future...
With beguiling recipes and sumptuous photography, A Kitchen in France transports readers to the French countryside and marks the debut of a captivating new voice in cooking. When Mimi Thorisson and her family moved from Paris to a small town in out-of-the-way Médoc, she did not quite know what was in store for them. She found wonderful ingredients--from local farmers and the neighboring woods--and, most important, time to cook. Her cookbook chronicles the family's seasonal meals and life in an old farmhouse, all photographed by her husband, Oddur. Mimi's convivial recipes--such as Roast Chicken with Herbs and Crème Fraîche, Cèpe and Parsley Tartlets, Winter Vegetable Cocotte, Apple Tart with Orange Flower Water, and Salted Butter Crème Caramel--will bring the warmth of rural France into your home.
This book is intended for application consultants, controllers, CFOs, and other professionals who are engaged in a Microsoft Dynamics AX implementation project. Basic knowledge of financial terms, concepts, and Microsoft Dynamics AX terminologies is required.
Dear Dr. Owens, If you are reading this letter, I am dead and I would be most grateful if you could solve my murder... Forensic pathologist Dr. Samantha Owens thought life was finally returning to normal after she suffered a terrible personal loss. Settling into her new job at Georgetown University, the illusion is shattered when she receives a disturbing letter from a dead man imploring her to solve his murder. There's only one catch. Timothy Savage's death was so obviously the suicide of a demented individual that the case has been closed. When Sam learns Savage left a will requesting she autopsy his body, she feels compelled to look into the case. Sam's own postmortem discovers clear signs that Savage was indeed murdered. And she finds DNA from a kidnapped child whose remains were recovered years earlier. The investigation takes Sam into the shadows of a twenty-year-old mystery that must be solved to determine what really happened to Timothy Savage. Nothing about the case makes sense but it is clear someone is unwilling to let anyone, especially Samantha Owens, discover the truth.
Learn everything ukulele--from chord progressions toplaying pop, folk, and holiday favorites--and, yes, evenHawaiian music! The ukulele is hot. The season one finale of Gleefeatured a ukulele. The recent hit song "Hey Soul Sister" by Trainincludes the dulcet tones of a uke. Not to mention the runawaysuccess of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. For anyonewishing to master this fun, surprisingly versatile instrument,Ukulele For Dummies covers all the basics--from chordsand strumming patterns to guidance on finger-picking.The print version of the book includes a CD with audio tracksof the entire musical notation in the book--creating a totalmusical instruction packageOffers instruction in a variety of styles--including pop,folk, holiday favorites, and Hawaiian musicFeatures a buying guide for the novice--with tips onpurchasing a ukulele plus other necessary accessoriesWith its simple and clear instruction, and inspiration on everypage, Ukulele For Dummies will have fans and first-timemusicians making beautiful music--as they tiptoe through thetulips--in no time. Note: CD files are available to download after purchasing thee-Book version
interpreting results in a way that will improve things rather than complicate them. This book will help you to recognize, correct and even avoid common performance measurement problems, including: * Measuring for the sake of measuring* Assuming that measurement is an instant fix for performance issues* Comparing sets of data that have nothing in common and hoping to learn something* Using targets and rewards to promote certain behaviours, and achieving exactly the opposite ones. Reading Measurement Madness will enable you to design a simple, effective performance measurement system, which will have the intended result of creating value in your organization.
Peggy Hillcoat is eight years old when her survivalist father, James, takes her from their home in London to a remote hut in the woods and tells her that the rest of the world has been destroyed. Deep in the wilderness, Peggy and James make a life for themselves. They repair the hut, bathe in water from the river, hunt and gather food in the summers and almost starve in the harsh winters. They mark their days only by the sun and the seasons.When Peggy finds a pair of boots in the forest and begins a search for their owner, she unwittingly unravels the series of events that brought her to the woods and, in doing so, discovers the strength she needs to go back to the home and mother she thought she'd lost.After Peggy's return to civilization, her mother begins to learn the truth of her escape, of what happened to James on the last night out in the woods, and of the secret that Peggy has carried with her ever since.
These two search-and-rescue men put their lives on the line for these women! HIS BEST FRIEND'S BABY Matt Parker is a weather and survival expert. So when he finds out his late friend's baby is being held for ransom, he vows to put the child safely back into his mother's arms. Sure, Aimee Vick may not want his help, but Matt is her best hope. As they track the kidnapper's mountain trail, Matt and Aimee discover more between them than the desire to find her son. THE SHARPSHOOTER'S SECRET SON Sharpshooter Deke Cunningham never misses his mark. Only the onetime love of his life, Mindy, can knock him off target, especially now that she's carrying his baby! When they discover they're being tracked and hunted by an infamous criminal, survival is their first priority. And Deke is determined to take this second chance to have a family.
For these two men of S.W.A.T., protecting these women is where their jobs start PRIVATE S.W.A.T. TAKEOVER Holden Kincaid is KCPD's number one sharpshooter, and he wants answers regarding his father's murder. He's denied access to their irresistible material witness...until her safety is compromised. The police are determined to keep her traumatic amnesia a secret, so there's only one solution: Holden takes Liza Parrish into his very personal custody. TAKEDOWN S.W.A.T. Captain Michael Cutler can't keep his mind off Jillian Masterson, who has come to him for protection from an obsessive stalker. Michael isn't looking for love, especially with someone younger. But their chemistry is undeniable. As the stalker's threats intensify, Michael knows he'll go to any lengths to bring him down...and keep Jillian safe.
THESE TWO SEXY FIREFIGHTERS WILL GO TO ANY LENGTHS TO PROTECT THEIR TOWN...AND THEIR WOMEN FLASHPOINT Zach Thomas risks his life battling flames every day. But since EMT Brooke O'Brian joined the crew, he can't resist playing with fire. Brooke is feisty, a little uptight...and crazy sexy. And soon they discover exactly how steamy one affair can get. But the stakes of their secret relationship skyrocket when arson strikes this town! FLASHBACK Firefighter Aidan Donnelly has always battled blazes with trademark icy calm. That is, until an old flame-soap star Mackenzie Stafford-returns! With this reunion his cool is nowhere to be found...especially when it's clear Mackenzie is determined to prove the town's suspected arsonist is innocent...
These two powerful Spanish men are impossible to forget! NAIVE BRIDE, DEFIANT WIFE Alejandro Navarro Vasquez has long desired revenge. His wife betrayed him with an act that, by this proud Spaniard's code, was unforgivable. His opportunity for justice comes when the private detective he's hired finally pinpoints Jemima's whereabouts. And now Alejandro will settle the score with his runaway wife! FLORA'S DEFIANCE Flora Bennett is determined to adopt her baby niece, despite Angelo van Zaal's assumption he will have guardianship. And, though Angelo's annoyed with himself for wanting her, Flora annoys Angelo even more by avoiding the shimmer of sexual attraction between them. But there is a way he can make her obey all his wishes....
When these two Greek tycoons propose marriage, refusing is not an option! THE GREEK TYCOON'S CONVENIENT BRIDE Rhiannon Davies plans to reunite her late friend's baby with the infant's Greek father, then return home...alone. Instead, Lukas Petrakides whisks them away to his private island! Soon Rhiannon falls under the spell of the sun, sea-and Lukas himself. Caught up in the desire for him, she finds herself agreeing to marriage-with a man who has made it clear he'll never love her.... BOUND TO THE GREEK Ellie Langley is stunned to see Jace Zervas in her office. After he walked away from their passionate affair years ago, she never thought they'd meet again. Now, working so closely with him, the old desire returns even stronger and more tempting. Yet can she truly abandon herself to a man who's holding something back?
Only the most daring of proposals can capture these two Italian billionaires! HIS VIRGIN ACQUISITION When Elaine Chapman gives her presentation to Marco De Luca she thinks she can be cool and collected. She's wrong! The fierce tycoon can see straight through her shapeless suit and get right under her skin. Suddenly she's not so confident in her proposal of marriage as the perfect business arrangement. Especially when Marco makes it clear he wants a wife by his side day...and night! HER LITTLE WHITE LIE Paige Harper and her boss, Dante Romani, lead completely separate lives. So when she tells the adoption agency a lie about her relationship to him, she never imagines he'll find out. But with the headlines announcing their engagement, Dante demands they turn fiction into fact...including where they spend their nights!
Two Jaguar Squadron stories in one volume-for the first time!-from New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKennaHis Woman in CommandCaptain Nike Alexander is in Afghanistan to use her pilot skills. She doesn't have time for men, especially military men. Playing hard to get with Captain Gavin Jackson comes as naturally to Nike as flying one of her Apaches. But Gavin's sexy-as-sin smile makes it hard to say no. Then she gets into a dangerous situation, and his special ops skills could save her.Operation: ForbiddenHelicopter pilot Captain Emma Cantrell has a chance to clear her military record in war-torn Afghanistan. She won't let anyone get in her way-especially Afghan Captain Khalid Shaheen. Sure, he's total eye candy. But she's fallen prey to his kind of charm before-and she never makes the same mistake twice. Then she's kidnapped, and he could be the only one to rescue her.
Two fan-favorite stories of romance and suspense from New York Times bestselling author Carla Cassidy!Snowbound with the BodyguardDalton West has no time for love and family. But protecting is in his blood. When Janette Black and her baby show up in the midst of a snowstorm, Dalton can tell she has plenty to hide. Still, he takes the pair in to wait out the storm, and bars the door from any danger. But that danger shows up sooner than they expect.The Cowboy's Secret TwinsOne cold December night, Henry James Randolf III wanted to escape, and ended up with the sexy Melissa Monroe in his arms. Now, a year later, she shows up at his Texas ranch with adorable twin boys. Was their night of passion a premeditated snare, or a Christmas surprise? But when shots ring out, his instincts take over. He'll stop at nothing to keep Melissa and the boys safe.
"You bring death," the voice said, "and Hell follows with you." Relentless bounty hunter Jack Keller returns in Devils and Dust, the long-awaited fourth installment of the critically acclaimed series from award-nominated author J. D. Rhoades. Keller's been in exile, living a quiet life in the desert, since his disappearance after the cataclysmic events of 2008's award-winning Safe and Sound. Now his old friend and former employer Angela has tracked him down and needs his help. Oscar Sanchez, Angela's husband and Keller's best friend, has disappeared while investigating what happened to the sons he was trying to bring to America. If anyone can find Oscar, Keller can, but along the way he has to confront his own demons and his unresolved feelings for Angela - now his best friend's wife. Keller's quest takes him from a corrupt Mexican border town to a prison camp in the swamps of South Carolina and pits him against human traffickers, violent drug lords, and a vicious group of white supremacists perpetuating an evil as old as civilization itself in the name of God. All of them are about to learn a hard lesson: if Jack Keller's after you, he's bringing Hell with him.
Fixed oils play a large part in most all commercial beauty treatments. Power of the Seed offers instruction on how to use these oils to create topical skin care, cosmetics, and massage oils. Additionally, Susan M. Parker presents advice and in-depth information on the different types, sources, uses, and structures of these precious oils. Over ninety rare and common oils are comprehensively treated, along with suggestions on how readers can use them to create their own original "recipes."Power of the Seed is the newest release of Process Media's popular Self-reliance Series that presents important DIY information in a visually enhanced easy-to-read and understand manner.Susan M. Parker is the owner and founder of Solum & Herbe, a skincare company that uses a wide range of natural oils to create nourishing, natural personal care products.
With coverage of all the recent events, the new edition of this best-selling book gives a thorough and accessible account of the history behind the Palestine-Israeli conflict, its roots, and the possibilities for the future. The book is divided into two parts - the first by an American rabbi and Professor of Judaism, and the second by a Palestinian lecturer on Islam. The result is a real insight into the situation, with each author giving full vent to the emotions behind the two sides of the debate. Two new chapters outline recent developments, while an updated conclusion consists of a direct debate between the two authors, which raises many issues, yet offers real solutions to which future peace talks may aspire.
Shyamji has music in his blood, for his father was the acclaimed 'heavenly singer' and guru, Ram Lal. But Shyam Lal is not his father, and knows he never will be. Mallika Sengupta's voice could have made her famous, but being the wife of a successful businessman is a full-time occupation in itself. Mallika's son, Nirmalya, believes in suffering for his art, and for him, all compromise is failure: those with talent should be true to that talent. No matter what. Written in haunting, melodic prose, The Immortals tells the story of Shyam, Mallika and Nirmalya: their relationships, their lives, their music.
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