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Love is a dare in the sexy new romance by the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of the Animal Magnetism novels and the Lucky Harbor series... Darcy Stone is game for anything--except sexy Navy vet and physical therapist AJ Colten, the guy who'd rejected her when she'd needed him most. Now the shoe is on the other foot and he needs her to play nice and help him secure grants for his patients. Unfortunately Darcy can't refuse. She needs the money to fund her passion project: rescuing S&R dogs and placing them with emotionally wounded soldiers.AJ admits it--Darcy is irresistible. But he's already been battle-scarred by a strong-willed, vivacious, adventurous woman like Darcy, and he's not making the same mistake twice--until he and Darcy are forced to fake a relationship. Growing closer than they'd ever imagined possible, Darcy and AJ have to ask themselves: how much between them is pretend? What's the real thing? And where does it go from here?
"Capturing the violence and romance of medieval life, Iggulden makes real those grand characters who live in the collective memory. A page-turner sure to have readers eager for the next in the series." --KirkusThe first book in #1 New York Times-bestselling author Conn Iggulden's brilliant new historical series about two families who plunged England into a devastating, decades-long civil war.In 1437, the Lancaster king Henry VI ascends the throne of England after years of semi-peaceful regency. Named "The Lamb," Henry is famed more for his gentle and pious nature than his father's famous battlefield exploits; already, his dependence on his closest men has stirred whispers of weakness at court. A secret truce negotiated with France to trade British territories for a royal bride--Margaret of Anjou--sparks revolts across English territory. The rival royal line, the House of York, sees the chaos brought on by Henry's weakness and with it not only opportunity in the monarch, but also their patriotic duty in ousting an ineffectual king. As storm clouds gather over England, King Henry and his supporters find themselves besieged abroad and at home. Who or what can save the kingdom before it is too late?
Most of us live with the stubborn idea that we'll always have tomorrow. But sooner or later all of our tomorrows will run out. Each day that you postpone the hard work and succumb to the clutter that chokes creativity, discipline, and innovation will result in a net deficit to the world, to your company, and to yourself. Die Empty is a tool for individuals and companies that aren't willing to put off their best work. Todd Henry explains the forces that keep people in stagnation and introduces a three-part process for tapping into your passion: Excavate: Find the bedrock of your work to discover what drives you. Cultivate: Learn how to develop the curiosity, humility, and persistence that save you from getting stuck in ruts. Resonate: Learn how your unique brilliance can inspire others. Henry shows how to find and sustain your passion and curiosity, even in tough times.d, our organizations, and ourselves. Die Empty is a tool for people who aren't willing to put off their most important work for another day. Todd Henry explains the forces that keep us in stagnation and introduces a process for instilling consistent practices into your life that will keep you on a true and steady course. It's not about slaving over a project or living on a whim--it's about embracing the idea that time is finite and making the unique contribution to the world that only you can make. Henry shows how to cultivate the mind-set and the methods you need to sustain your enthusiasm, push through mental barriers, and unleash your best work each day. His guiding principles and checkpoints include: DEFINE YOUR BATTLES: Counter aimlessness by defining your goals wisely and build your life around achieving them. BE FIERCELY CURIOUS: Prevent boredom from dulling your senses by approaching your work with curiosity. STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE: Make a valuable contribution to the world by getting uncomfortable and embracing lifelong growth and skill development. Sure to bring clarity and a sense of urgency to how you approach your work every day, Die Empty will help you reach for and achieve your goals.
Crochet that's both vintage and modern!Bring the look of the 1920s to 1950s into your home with 30 fabulous designs from the Coats & Clark archives. Whether you enjoy outfitting your rooms in totally retro style or are just adding a beautiful accent from the past to traditional or modern décor, Vintage Crochet for Your Home is full of ideas. From potholders and dishcloths to rugs and afghans, each design has the charm of the original but with modern twist, as each pattern has been re-created using today's terms and in yarns and threads you can easily find. A basics section for those new to crochet or in need of a refresher is included in the book to help ensure success. And stitch diagrams in addition to written instruction allow you to create the projects in the way that works best for you.With projects for the kitchen, dining and entertaining, bed and bath and, of course, a wonderful collection of throws and afghans, you'll give your home one-of-a-kind style with Vintage Crochet for Your Home.
Turn panels and large print fabrics into unique and stunning quilts!Take a panel or large print fabric, add more fabulous fabrics, a dash of design, a sprinkling of stitching and stir it all together to produce a unique, stunning quilt!Kay Capps Cross is here to show you how to start with something that's already fantastic on its own--a gorgeous panel or a larger-than-life print--and make it even better with traditional piecing, paper piecing and appliqué. For a quick wall-hanging that turns a panel into a work of art, try Panel Panache. Or, if you're looking for a bed-sized masterpiece, look no further than Wise Water. Try Kay's signature black-and-white style, or give these designs your own unique look; either way, you're sure to love the results. Open Quilted Panels in Black & White and see for yourself. Inside you'll find:step-by-step techniques that will help you along whether you're working on your first quilt, or your fiftieth tips and tricks that make quick work of piecing quilts both large and small that integrate panels and large print fabrics into designs both traditional and uniquea gallery of additional quilts that offers even more inspirationCome learn Kay's panel and large print fabric recipe for success in Quilted Panels in Black & White.
Make a home for your orphaned blocks!Orphaned blocks can find their way into any quilter's life. Whether they are leftover from an unfinished project, collectible blocks found at a garage sale, or even antique blocks discovered in your great-aunt's attic, Tricia Lynn Maloney will teach you how to care for your orphan blocks, and make a home for them.Orphan Block Quilts includes: *14 projects, with 11 variations. From full-size bed quilts to table runners, these projects incorporate blocks from the 1880s to the 1950s.*Instructions on caring for your orphan blocks. Find out about the common problems you might encounter with your orphans, and how to work with them.*Advice on designing a setting. Not only does Tricia provide guidance on creating companions blocks and finding companion fabric, she also offers insight on how she overcame the design challenges of each project. *The story behind each quilt. In addition to historical information about various fabrics and blocks, Tricia shares the stories of two of the blockmakers, providing a precious glimpse of the lives sewn into the seams of the blocks. If you don't have any orphan blocks, Tricia gives you advice on locating potential sources, whether from your own family or online. And it's easy to substitute brand-new blocks, and make a new quilt from the ground up. Check out the 11 variations in the book, where Tricia did just that! Whether your orphan blocks are antique, vintage, collectible or simply leftover from a recent project, you can sew the perfect setting that will let the blocks shine!
Make the Most of Your Sewing Machine!Join author Charlene Phillips as you learn all about your new best friend--your sewing machine! From fabric to feet to finished product, you'll be guided through techniques for mastering your machine and using it to perform basic to advanced stitching tasks. Whether you've been sewing for years or just gotten the itch, you'll find invaluable information inside for using your sewing machine to its maximum potential.Learn how to:Troubleshoot machine problems like skipped stitches, needle breaks and tension troublesPerform basic maintenance on your machine to keep it running smoothlyChoose fabrics, threads and other materials that will keep your machine running at full capacity and result in quality projectsRecognize and utilize the best sewing machine feet to achieve the desired resultsRefine everyday tasks from installing zippers to sewing buttonholes and constructing perfect hemsCreate beautiful embellishments like scallops, ruches, smocking, pin tucks, cutwork, puffing and entredeux to enhance any sewn project or garmentAn indispensable reference book to keep next to your machine, inside you'll find quick answers to all your sewing problems. Take control of your sewing machine and achieve wonderful results every time!
Get hooked on color, texture and design!Theresa Pulido introduced her fresh, colorful take on locker hooking in her first book, Hook, Loop & Lock, and in Locking Loops she's back with even more fabulous, original locker hooking projects. Whether you are already a fan of locker hooking or new to it, you're sure to find inspiration in these pages. Locking Loops features new techniques, stunning projects and exciting new materials for locker hooking. Try your hand at these new designs for gifts, accessories and home décor. Every project can be customized to fit your unique sense of style.In Locking Loops you will find:30 projects including rugs, pillows, tableware, baskets, bags and wearables like a belt, brooch, bracelet and more.Color stitching charts and step-by-step instructions to make each project a breeze.An in-depth technique section with an exciting new technique, ruched frames, which displays fabric beautifully.If you've been looking for new ways to use up the fabric, yarn and ribbon in your craft stash, locker hooking may be for you. And if you love projects bursting with color and texture, Locking Loops is definitely for you! Locker hook your way to a beautiful new project today.
Can You Spot The Errors? This coin looks a bit mangled, as if a car ran over it. It's really a copper cent struck on a silver dime. And no, that doesn't make it worth a nickel. The excess of metal at the top of the Lincoln cent is called a cud. It is caused when a piece breaks from the die face and leaving a hole into which the metal flows as the coin is struck. Spot the doubled die on an otherwise common dollar coin. Not all of them can be easily seen with the naked eye. In this case it is at the intersection of the Statue of Liberty's arm and the spike from her crown. An enlarged photograph inside will reveal it. It takes a keen eye to spot them, but errors on coins produced by the U.S. Mint occur every year, and they can be worth money to coin collectors. Strike It Rich with Pocket Change is THE book that shows clear, concise photos of those errors and tells what those coins are worth in today's market. Don't miss out. That cent in your pocket could be worth dollars.
Spring break. Phoebe was home, and she and Buddy were at last together again, climbing the dark stairs to her father's observatory. Under the skylight, Buddy was bursting: I stared beyond her at the hook of the moon, and at the millions of stars, and I don't know why, but I was tempted to wave, as though I were saying hello or good-bye. Which is what Phoebe complained we were always doing. She and Buddy were at schools far apart, Phoebe in college in Massachusetts, he a senior in high school in northern Michigan. Socially they were far apart too. Phoebe's odd and vivid family was used to privilege. Buddy's widowed father, who worked nights at the local tire plant, distrusted privilege and wanted Buddy to do the same. Buddy wanted out, period--and Phoebe was his way. Come June, he'd move east with her, get a scholarship, have it made. He was smart enough. But no matter who else happened in his life after that--Leo Tomashek, who drove a Ding Dong ice cream truck; Lynette Wallaker, slow dancing in a dream; Johnny Huskey, owner of the Sunoco station back home--there was always his father, and the pull of the heart. Hello and good-bye are just the beginning.
This massively expanded 6th Edition of the 2012 Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date brings you up-to-date and accurate values for a vast selection of the most recent coins produced and sold by today's World Mints, Central Banks and their distributors. The 6th edition is 24 percent larger, with 144 additional pages of exciting new issue coinage and extensive value revisions reflecting the burgeoning market for modern commemorative precious metal coins. Housed in these pages of accumulated knowledge you will find:Current market valuesKM identification numbersAccurate mintage figuresDetailed descriptionsPhotographic imagesMetallic and other compositionsPrecious metal weights Covering a variety of current coin issues including:Commemorative coins of inventive shapes, sizes, colors, compositions and textures Popular silver and gold commemorative coins currently rising in value Circulation coins struck in durable metals for constant daily use Innovative coins produced in acrylic or hosting precious gems About the EditorsGeorge S. Cuhaj is a 17-year veteran of the Krause Publications numismatic catalog staff, a former cataloger for Stack's Rare Coins, and is a frequent instructor at the American Numismatic Association's Summer Seminars. Thomas Michael serves as market analyst for Krause Publications' world coin catalogs and has more than 20 years of experience researching and reporting on world coin prices and market trends.
The take-it-with-you collecting resource... America's favorite pocket-sized guide helps you identify, value, buy and sell bottles like a pro. All new photos and listings, plus five new chapters: Crocks and stoneware Food and pickle bottles Ginger beer bottles Mineral water bottles Soda fountain syrup dispensers 300 color photos and 1,500 listings with current values Tips for identifying, buying and selling bottles Top ten bottle collecting destinations, trademarks, glossary, and key bottle websites
The take-it-with-you collecting resource... At last, a guide you can really carry along to flea markets and garage sales, containing hundreds of illustrations and photos to make on-the-spot appraisals easy. 725 photos and listings The hottest Hot Wheels car colors Breakdown: each year's best castings Most collectible Hot Wheels cars
You'll scream with delight while reading this fun and engaging book that discusses fright flicks all horror fans need to see to ascend to the level of a true Horror Freak -from classics (Dracula and Psycho) to modern movies (Drag Me to Hell) and lesser-known gems (Dog Soldiers). Movies are divided into various categories including Asian horror, beginners, homicidal slashers, supernatural thrillers, and zombie invasion. Features more than 130 movies, 250+ photos of movie stills and posters, and a chapter on remakes and reimaginings. The book also includes the DVD of George A. Romero's original 1968 version of "Night of the Living Dead."
Another perfect beach read from the USA Today bestselling author of While We Were Watching Downton Abbey. Madeline, Avery, and Nikki are strangers to each other, but they have one thing in common. They each wake up one morning to discover their life savings have vanished, along with their trusted financial manager- leaving them with nothing but co-ownership of a ramshackle beachfront house.Throwing their lots in together, they take on the challenge of restoring the historic property. But just as they begin to reinvent themselves and discover the power of friendship, secrets threaten to tear down their trust-and destroy their lives a second time.
View our Ken Follett feature page.Learn more about The Pillars of the Earth miniseries on Starz.A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, this historical epic--a twelfth-century tale of the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral--stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity
View our feature on Ilona Andrews's Magic Bleeds.Kate Daniels cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to deal with-especially if they involve Atlanta's shapeshifting community. And now there's a new player in town-a foe that may be too much for even Kate and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, to handle. Because this time, Kate will be taking on family.
Jim Butcher's Breakthrough #1 New York Times bestseller The Warden Morgan has been accused of treason against the Wizards of the White Council-and there's only one final punishment for that crime. He's on the run, he wants his name cleared, and he needs someone with a knack for backing the underdog. Like Harry Dresden. Now, Harry must uncover a traitor within the Council, keep a less-than-agreeable Morgan under wraps, and avoid coming under scrutiny himself. And a single mistake could cost Harry his head...
[from inside flaps] "Beautiful schoolteacher Kylie O'Shea has fended off most of the eligible men in the Irish village of Ballymuir, and friends warn she's in danger of fulfilling the local legend as the last bride in town. Yet when handsome Michael Kilbride arrives, Kylie can't deny her attraction to him. Michael has a criminal past, having been wrongfully convicted of terrorism, and Kylie's neighbors shun him. They advise her to stay away, but that proves impossible. Drawn to his intensity, she rediscovers a long-forgotten passion in his arms. The question is, will her feelings help or hinder when Michael is accused of murder...forcing Kylie to expose secrets the village would rather keep hidden."
BIGGER. BETTER. MORE OF WHAT YOU WANT! IT'S GUN DIGEST 2011, THE WORLD'S GERATEST GUN BOOK SINCE 1944Long regarded the shooter's best resource, Gun Digest is jam-packed with the kind of entertaining information on guns and shooting that you just won't find anywhere else. From in-depth field reports on the newest guns and gear to fascinating discussions of collectible guns and gear to fascinating discussions of collectible arms, you'll find it in Gun Digest 2011.
Three Countries, One Price Guide Updated prices and new coin issues make the 2011 North American Coins & Prices an indispensable guide for collectors of coins of the United States, Canada and Mexico. Basic introductory materials help those new to coin collecting better understand the hobby. More than 45,000 individual coin listings are organized by country, denomination and date of issue. The United States section begins with early Colonial coins and tokens of the 17th and 18th centuries and follows through to Federal issues from 1792 onward. Mexico's listings begin with 1701 and Canada's commence with its earliest unified coinage in 1858. New to this 20th edition are: Extensive price revisions to the listings of Mexico A vast array of new issues from the Royal Canadian Mint Complete price updates for all United States coinage A great value at an economical price. The 2011 North American Coins & Prices is the best coin price guide value on the market.
Modern commemoratives and American Eagles are the answer for today's collector who wants to make a secure investment without spending thousands of dollars. New issues from the U.S. Mint struck in silver, gold and platinum have great potential for investment growth, if you key in on low mintage strikes. Modern Commemorative Coins will show you how to: Include modern coins in your self-directed IRA Include numismatic investments as part of your estate plan Select coins that have the best chance of increasing in value Take the next step beyond collecting State quarters and Presidential dollars to the exciting world of rare modern coins. Collect coins that combine beauty with tangible assets to create family heirlooms.
Baubles, Bangles, Beads ...and so much moreThe long-awaited 4th edition of the best-selling Warman's Jewelry Identification and Price Guide features a fresh and fun redesign with more than 1,000 detailed images and interviews with experts in key categories. Author Kathy Flood brings collectors up-to-date prices, detailed histories and enlightening anecdotes covering more than two centuries of fine and costume jewelry.- Pearls: Learn about the Japanese visionary who changed the market forever.- Cameos: Is it shell, lava or hardstone?- Georgian/Victorian/Edwardian: The differences might surprise you.- Art Nouveau: Striking designs at the dawn of the 20th century.- Art Deco: The Jazz-Age phenomenon.- Plastics: From delicate celluloid to outrageous Bakelite bangles.Plus: Silver, Rhinestones, Figurals, Beads, Diamonds, Couture, and Art Jewelry.Warman's Jewelry Identification and Price Guide 4th Edition is an indispensable addition to your jewelry library.
Capture the fleeting beauty of a flower in beads and wire. French Beaded Flowers - The Complete Guide includes everything you need to start making your own lovely floral creations using only beads, wire and a few simple tools. Inside you'll find: helpful information on selecting the right beads, wire and tools for French beading. step-by-step instructions and photos for a wide variety of techniques that can be used to create petals, leaves, stems and more. lessons on botany and the language of flowers to enhance your beaded projects. patterns for gorgeous individual flowers and arrangements. tips on using the techniques to design and create your own unique flowers. an inspiring gallery of advanced beadwork. Give French beading a try and surround yourself with beautiful flowers year-round!
"Warman's" Shoes Field Guide" offers up-to-date pricing from Caroline Ashleigh. The book is organized by era and designer, highlighting the leading fashion trends and innovations that captivate collectors today. Gorgeous color photos illustrate everything from chunky and wild disco platforms to the restrained elegance of Roger Vivier and Prada. Each listing will include: detailed description of the vintage shoes, approximate date of manufacture, any significant design details and value range.