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by Stephen R. Lawhead

A stunning saga of courage and destiny in a legendary time of chaos and kingsHe was born to greatness, the son of a druid bard and a princess of lost Atlantis. A trained warrior, blessed with the gifts of prophecy and song, he grew to manhood in a land ravaged by the brutal greed of petty chieftains and barbarian invaders.MERLIN: Respected, feared and hated by many, he was to have a higher destiny. For it was he who prepared the way for the momentous event that would unite the Island of the Mighty--the coming of Arthur Pendragon, Lord of the Kingdom of Summer.MERLIN"Entertains and tantalizes . . . an exciting and thoughtful addition to the ranks of Arthurian fantasy." -Locus

The Way to Black Belt: A Comprehensive Guide to Rapid, Rock-Solid Results

by Kris A02 Wilder Lawrence A. Kane

Earning a black belt can be the most rewarding experience of one's lifetime. Getting there takes considerable planning. Whether your interests are in the classical styles of Asia or today's Mixed Martial Arts, this book prepares you for the challenge. Whatever your age, whatever your gender, you will benefit from the wisdom of master martial artists from around the globe who share more than 300 years of personal training experiences. Benefit from their guidance during your development into a first-class black belt. Featuring... * Iain Abernethy * Dan Anderson * Loren Christensen * Jeff Cooper * Wim Demeere * Aaron Fields * Lawrence Kane * Rory Miller * Martina Sprague * Phillip Starr * Jeff Stevens * Kris Wilder ...and many more. Packed with actionable information, this book will teach you how to set goals, find a good instructor, monitor your progress, overcome plateaus in your training, take advantage of every learning opportunity, and work through the inevitable injuries that come with rigorous martial arts training. Putting your skills to the test at each developmental stage of your training requires a certain mental 'clarity.' The authors examine what this means, how to find it, and how to make sure that when the time comes you are 100% prepared. If you are serious about your martial arts training, The Way to Black Belt will arm you with the information you need to swiftly become a highly skilled, well-qualified black belt.

Linux Pocket Guide: Essential Commands

by Daniel J. Barrett

If you use Linux in your day-to-day work, this popular pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job reference. The third edition features new commands for processing image files and audio files, running and killing programs, reading and modifying the system clipboard, and manipulating PDF files, as well as other commands requested by readers. You'll also find powerful command-line idioms you might not be familiar with, such as process substitution and piping into bash.Linux Pocket Guide provides an organized learning path to help you gain mastery of the most useful and important commands. Whether you're a novice who needs to get up to speed on Linux or an experienced user who wants a concise and functional reference, this guide provides quick answers.Selected topics include:The filesystem and shellFile creation and editingText manipulation and pipelinesBackups and remote storageViewing and controlling processesUser account managementBecoming the superuserNetwork connectionsAudio and videoInstalling softwareProgramming with shell scripts

Misbehaving in Merritt

by Alicia Hunter Pace

Love's crossroads converge when Beauford, Tennessee, meets Merritt, Alabama, in this charming new series by USA Today best-selling author Alicia Hunter Pace.Dr. Maxwell Ellis Buchanan IV had wealth and privilege, a flourishing career, and perfect parents. Then his life suddenly skidded into a tailspin, and his lead foot landed him in hot water. Too many speeding tickets means Max must volunteer his time at Merritt's local arts center. Even worse? He'll report to Audrey Evans, the gorgeous new woman in town who just flat out turned him down for a date. Audrey's fought hard to rise above her rough childhood and achieve her dreams. When a terrible attack robbed her of her job as an ESPN reporter, she retreated to Merritt, with its slower pace and kindly townsfolk, to figure out her next path. The last thing she expects is for it to lead to an arrogant golden boy like Max.Yet as they work together to support their new community, Max and Audrey find surprising common ground and a chemistry that leaves them breathless. They soon discover that starting over might just be the best way to get to where you always belonged.Sensuality Level: Sensual

Fool for You

by Rina Gray

Sports journalist Melanie Foster has achieved most of her goals: job - check. Tomboy-to-smoking-hottie makeover - check. Convince her best friend, Damien Richards, to slide a ring on her finger and father her two-point-five kids - not so much. When she activates Operation: I'm Gonna Make You Love Me, she never imagines her BFF already has plans to stroll down the wedding aisle with another woman.Damien's in the middle of crisis mode. The non-profit for young athletes at which he volunteers is in financial trouble. He'll pull out all the stops to rescue the organization that saved his life after his career-ending injury - even if it means sacrificing his personal happiness.But when he finally wakes up to love and the very non-brotherly feelings he's long held for Mel, it just might be too late. Damien must convince her that he's worth the risk and turn the tables to show her he's the one ready to be a fool for love.Sensuality Level: Sensual

Love Connection: 4 Contemporary Romances

by Monica Tillery

Chocolates may win a girl's heart on special occasions, but it takes more than sweet talk to find true love. Dive into these decadent romances and discover the secret recipe to a happily ever after!A Sweet Deal: Richard Morgan's father will sell the family business to a rival candy company unless Richard marries to secure the business he loves. This deal is the only thing standing between mergers and acquisitions rep Yvette Cruz and the promotion she desperately wants. Will a growing attraction between them be enough to sweeten even this corporate rivalry?The Confection Connection: Carly Piper's only way to save her bakery is to partner with her rival chef from a TV reality show to produce a wedding cake for a famous bride. Is this a half-baked proposal, or will love be the icing on the cake?Her Secret Santa: Neighbors and co-workers at Morgan Confectioners, Rebecca Sinclair and Ben Redding have been best friends since grad school. When their feelings turn more than friendly, will they be able to get past their fear of ruining their friendship? A holiday gift exchange might just bring the best present of all - Christmas love.The Election Connection: War widow Lily Ashton's heart is closed to love, so she's the perfect choice to play fiancée to help secure a re-election for her pal, Congressman Ford Richardson. But as they work together, their not-quite engagement starts to feel much more real than either is ready to admit.Sensuality Level: Sensual

Tokyo Love

by Diana Jean

When Kathleen Schmitt is promoted to project lead at Mashida INTL for the Personal Love Companion (PLC), a life-sized, hyper-realistic dating doll, she must relocate to Tokyo. Trying not to get lost in translation is quite the culture shock for this born-and-bred Midwesterner.She's surprised when her boss asks her to beta test the new dolls - an assignment that requires having her brain scanned so the company can fashion a personalized doll based on her innermost desires. But most surprising of all: her test PLC turns out to be a woman - one who looks and acts remarkably like her neighbor and coworker, Yuriko Vellucci.American-born Yuriko is a former transplant herself and is sympathetic to the difficulties of adjustment - to a point. Kathleen is about the most pathetic foreigner this engineer's ever met. She clearly needs Yuriko's help and expertise if this transition - and the PLC project - is to be a success.With Yuriko to show her the way, Kathleen will learn to socialize at an izakaya, find the best onsen in Nikko, party at a matsuri, buy doujinshii in Akihabara, and fall in love with a country so very different from her own. But can she also learn how to confess her love for the person who showed it to her?Sensuality Level: Sensual

Summer Sizzle: 6 Hotter-than-Hot Romances

by Lotchie Burton Alicia Thorne Susan Blexrud Christy Mckellen Livia Olteano Susann Oriel

Passion is never too hot to handle when these six sensual couples bring the heat between the sheets, and end up finding a love that sears their hearts for all time.Prelude to a Seduction: Successful, handsome, charming businessman David Broussard has one flaw: his unsavory reputation as a player. His natural pheromones attract women in droves, until he sets his sights on Sarona Maxwell, who knows her own worth in this game. She's going to watch this hunt from the sidelines . . . but that's not a move the heart allows when it comes to seduction.Inventing Sin: English professor Gabriella Kurtz tells colleagues she's dating the perfect guy: big and masculine but gentlemanly, and capable of mind-blowing sex all weekend. Problem is, he's not real . . . until ex-military man Duncan Sinclair, Sin to his friends, enters the picture, on a mission to take out an undercover terrorist posing as an accomplished academic.The Real Thing: Art expert Gemma Gilmore can easily spot a fake from across a crowded gallery, and smoking-hot Mac Buchanan doesn't fit with the auction scene. He does fit in her bed, however, until she learns he's the prime investigator when a $50 million painting she authenticated turns out to be a fake. Time and again, passion draws them together, but they're driven apart by an ever-increasing web of lies, setups, and betrayals. Will the truth shatter their relationship, or will they discover their intense connection is the real thing?His Fantasy Maid: On the eve of Jake Sinclair's bachelor party, his best man surprises him with a fantasy maid named Amy. Clad in a bikini, she cleans his house and jump starts his heart. A few days later, Jake crashes his car and wakes in the hospital emergency room where his fantasy maid is now wearing scrubs and wielding a stethoscope. Is she a hallucination, or is his fantasy about to take a new turn that leads him down a different wedding aisle?Her New Worst Enemy: Ellie Holdsworthy is willing to do anything save her BFF from marrying the wrong man. Even if that means sucking up to her brother's best mate, commitment phobic, playboy businessman Gideon DeLancy, to hold an intervention at his Georgian manor. He doesn't intend to fall for his friend's snarky sister, and he sure as hell doesn't expect their weekend to develop into a full-on sex-fest. But a torrid weekend affair should be the easiest thing in the world to walk away from, so why are they finding it so difficult?Blitzkrieg Love: Traumatized by her parents' deaths, Beatrice Stevens immerses her life in dancing, where she can escape from the fears that haunt her. Anthony Gowl wants Beatrice from the moment she bumps into him, a desire that becomes a burning need after he sees her perform. She's willing to step out of her comfort zone to explore the attraction, but will his savior complex prove to be more than she can handle, or the torch she needs to incinerate her nightmares and melt her heart?Sensuality Level: Spicy

Shoeless Joe And Black Betsy

by Phil Bildner

No one knew better than Shoeless Joe Jackson what was needed to become the best baseball player ever: a good bat. And no one knew more about bats than Ol' Charlie Ferguson of South Carolina, a good friend of Joe's. With love, nurture, and a lot of hard work, the two friends created Black Betsy -- the finest bat in all the land. And with a bat the likes of her by his side, you can bet Joe went all the way to the major leagues!

Friends (Level A) (Lesson 4)

by Charlot Wilson

Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention Books.

Frog Food (Level A) (Lesson 2)

by Emma Rosebenman

Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention Green System -- 1st Grade


by Michael Perry

In over his head with two pigs, a dozen chickens, and a baby due any minute, the acclaimed author of Truck: A Love Story gives us a humorous, heartfelt memoir of a new life in the country. Last seen sleeping off his wedding night in the back of a 1951 International Harvester pickup, Michael Perry is now living in a rickety Wisconsin farmhouse. Faced with thirty-seven acres of fallen fences and overgrown fields, and informed by his pregnant wife that she intends to deliver their baby at home, Perry plumbs his unorthodox childhood--his city-bred parents took in more than a hundred foster children while running a ramshackle dairy farm--for clues to how to proceed as a farmer, a husband, and a father. And when his daughter Amy starts asking about God, Perry is called upon to answer questions for which he's not quite prepared. He muses on his upbringing in an obscure fundamentalist Christian sect and weighs the long-lost faith of his childhood against the skeptical alternative ("You cannot toss your seven-year-old a copy of Being and Nothingness"). Whether Perry is recalling his childhood ("I first perceived my father as a farmer the night he drove home with a giant lactating Holstein tethered to the bumper of his Ford Falcon") or what it's like to be bitten in the butt while wrestling a pig ("two firsts in one day"), Coop is filled with the humor his readers have come to expect. But Perry also writes from the quieter corners of his heart, chronicling experiences as joyful as the birth of his child and as devastating as the death of a dear friend. Alternately hilarious, tender, and as real as pigs in mud, Coop is suffused with a contemporary desire to reconnect with the earth, with neighbors, with meaning . . . and with chickens.

Droll Stories -- Volume 3

by Honoré De Balzac

Balzac was originally trained as a lawyer before deciding his dream was to become a writer. He is now regarded as one of the creators of realism in literature & his huge production of novels & short stories are collected under the name La Comedie Humaine. This volume contains 30 of Balzac's tales split into three sections.

Droll Stories -- Volume 1

by Honoré De Balzac

Balzac was originally trained as a lawyer before deciding his dream was to become a writer. He is now regarded as one of the creators of realism in literature & his huge production of novels & short stories are collected under the name La Comedie Humaine. This volume contains 30 of Balzac's tales split into three sections.


by Olive Schreiner

1924. This is the second book by Schreiner, South African author and feminist, who is best remembered for her novel, The Story of an African Farm. It contains eleven short stories based on Schreiner's dreams and life on a farm in South Africa. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.


by James Joyce

Dubliners is a collection of fifteen short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. They form a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century.


by E. Haldeman-Julius Marcet Haldeman-Julius

"Dust" is a gritty novel, and a depressing read. It runs to 251 pages in this edition, in a large print using a small format page, so is not lengthy, but the plot takes in three generations of struggle of the Wade family on a Kansas farm. Emanuel and Marcet ran a farm in Girard, Kansas, so the feel for the life of a farming family is there and I suspect that the detail of the fictitious Wades is in fact fairly true to life.

Driven from Home; Or, Carl Crawford's Experience

by Horatio Alger

Driven from home by a hostile stepmother, Carl Crawford sets out on his own--a difficult journey. Surprisingly charming tale from bygone days. Ignore the hokey style and appreciate this wholesome, honesty-pays, hard-work-triumps tale.

Drift from Two Shores

by Bret Harte

The man on the beach.--Two saints of the foothills.--Jinny.--Roger Catron's friend.--Who was my quiet friend?--A ghost of the Sierras.--The hoodlum band (a condensed novel)--The man whose yoke was not easy.--My friend, the tramp.--The man from Solano.--The office seeker.--A sleeping-car experience.--Five o'clock in the morning.--With the entrées

Droll Stories -- Volume 2

by Honoré De Balzac

Balzac was originally trained as a lawyer before deciding his dream was to become a writer. He is now regarded as one of the creators of realism in literature & his huge production of novels & short stories are collected under the name La Comedie Humaine. This volume contains 30 of Balzac's tales split into three sections.

Dreams and Dust

by Don Marquis

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Dream Days

by Kenneth Grahame

Dream Days is a collection of children's fiction and reminiscences of childhood written by Kenneth Grahame. A sequel to Grahame's 1895 collection The Golden Age, Dream Days was first published in 1898 under the imprint John Lane: The Bodley Head.

10 Steps Towards Success

by Henry Osal Georgia Louise Snelgrove

SUCCESS is hard to define. I like to say that success is a matter of each individual, that each person has and builds their own. In my experience as an international coach, I have worked with people who have fame and money, but who feel unhappy. Working together, we have managed (well, they have managed on their own) to find the path towards HAPPINESS. In this brief and easy to read manual, I want to make you think and to understand that this path isn't really that complicated at all. It is at anybody's reach. It is not about money: it is about hard work and hope. Do you want to be happy? Do you want to be successful? THIS MANUAL IS FOR YOU. LET US WALK DOWN THE PATH TOGETHER.

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