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Outlaw Alpha (Fangs of Anarchy #2)

by Nina Blackman

Welcome back to Rock Cover, Maine where biker gangs rule with an iron fist. Vampires and werewolves vying for control, and the hatred between warring clans is stronger than ever. Banned from his gang and ostracized by his family, a lone vampire will risk it all for one woman. USA Today bestselling paranormal romance author Dakota Cassidy, writing as Nina Blackman sculpts an esoteric tale of revenge, surrender, passion, and second chances as Liam McConnell fights for the forbidden.Forced into a paranormal settlement and dealing with arcane, sexist mate calls, werewolf Freya Ashe--ex-attorney, current quilter--thought life couldn't suck more. Unless she factored in her hunger for the sinfully luscious Liam McConnell--which she didn't. Nope. Uh-uh. Not at all. When you want someone you can't have, denial is the best policy.And on top of all that suck, the inconceivable has happened--Freya was chosen at the latest mate call. By the greasiest, smelliest, dumbest werewolf every to rub two brain cells together--Courtland Dodd. She'd rather chug battery acid than mate with the vile pack alpha, but in Freya's world, it's either surrender or suffer.Surly vampire Liam McConnell thought he'd lost everything when the government segregated paranormals. He was wrong. In recent months, he's been kicked out of his biker club, Fangs of Anarchy, and shunned by his very family. He'll be damned if he's going to lose the one woman he lusts for above all others--even if she is forbidden.This paranormal suspense contains dystopian themes, vampires, werewolves, shifters, and biker gangs.Previously Published: (2014/2015) Dakota Cassidy - The Fangs of Anarchy 2, Outlaw Alpha Serial. Part 1-Bound | Part 2-Undone | Part 3-Fugitives | Part 4-The Ultimatum | Part 5-Justified

Polanski Brothers: Home of Eternal Rest

by Dakota Cassidy

Take a walk on the wide side with USA Today bestselling paranormal romance author Dakota Cassidy's Polanski Brothers: Home of Eternal Rest. Vampires, a funeral home, and a sleepy little town set the stage for murder with a whole lot of laugh-out-loud fun to keep you turning the pages. Detective McBride has his hands full as he tries to catch a murderer while dealing with the voice in his head...a deliciously sexy voice that has his libido working overtime. The voice of a vampire and maybe a murderer!Spencer Polanski is an embalmer at her family-owned funeral home. Perfect job for a vampire, really. Especially one who's sans a working schnoz. That's right. She has a bum nose. A plus when preparing the dead for eternal slumber--a big fat zero when it comes to sniffing out your true life mate.Devoid of her sense of smell, it's business as usual when a clueless Spencer meets Larkin McBride. The detective's at Polanski's to attend the wake of his best friend when he discovers something very unusual...He can hear Spencer's every thought.Her every vampire thought.So what's "Detective McYummy" to do when the luscious Miss Polanksi's thoughts are consumed by the body count in her sleepy town...and the possibility that the murderer could be one of her own kind?Dear Readers, First and foremost, if you recognize the title and concept of this book, do note, this is an expanded, revised, updated re-release of a small-press publication, originally released as a multi-part serial.This romantic comedy contains vampires, supernatural beings and romantic suspense.Previously published: (2014) Dakota Cassidy |(2006) Changeling Press.

The Wallbanger (The Other Team #1)

by G. R. George Renee George

"I'm just tired of...Well, just tired. I don't want to play games anymore, you know?"The Other Team Sports Bar & Grill, where mixology meets biology and it's pure chemistry. USA Today bestselling GLBT romance author Renee George, writing as G.R. George invites you to the best little gay bar in the Midwest, where the drinks are cold, the men are hot, and it's always Happy Hour. Start with Jay & Harvey in The Wallbanger, Book 1 of The Other Team series.To celebrate his 45th birthday, Dr. Harvey Grace agrees to go on a blind date at a popular gay sports bar, The Other Team. His date turns out to be the bar's owner-gorgeous 32-year-old Jay Lincoln. Their attraction is immediate and hot as wildfire.Harvey begins to believe that Jay might well be "the one," but is the younger man serious about finding Mr. Right...or is he looking for Mr. Right Now?This GLBT short contemporary romance contains explicit male/male content and is not intended for readers under the age of 18. The Other Team series was originally called the CockTails series.Previously published: (2014) Renee George

Conversation Analysis and Discourse Analysis: A Comparative and Critical Introduction

by Dr Robin Wooffitt

`This is one of those books that, researchers, students and teachers want to have on their desks, because it answers questions, clarifies confusing areas, and provides accessible overviews of sometimes technical work - and all in prose that is unpretentious and engaging' - British Journal of Sociology `There is no doubt that conversation analysis (CA) is an impressive and valuable approach to studying discourse, and Wooffitt does an excellent job of demonstrating its analytical sophistication and rigour' - European Journal of Communication `This is an excellent book: clear, engaging and authoritative. It treads a path through the many confusions and provides a map of the fields of conversation analysis, discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis and discursive psychology which is better than any currently available. It will be a valuable resource in teaching' - Professor Jonathan Potter, Loughborough University `An excellent exposition: concepts are explained and put into context, and the reader is guided from introductory to advanced levls of discussion. Wooffitt sets out and answers the kinds of questions typically raised by students and others about relations and differences between discourse and conversation analysis... engaging and useful' - Professor Derek Edwards, Loughborough University This significant text by Robin Wooffitt is the first to systematically examine the complex relationship between conversation analysis and discourse analysis. It comes at a timely moment: despite the close connection between the two forms of analyses in academic research, no other existing text explains these links methodically, comprehensively and for the benefit of undergraduate and master's students. Key features of this text: - It takes students from first principles up to more advanced debates, and is therefore suitable for under grad and MA/PhD students. - Careful illustration of methodological approaches through detailed analysis of data. - Clarity of writing; lengthy chapter summaries; further readings; glossary of CA/DA terminology as an appendix. Conversation Analysis and Discourse Analysis shows how the methods and findings of conversation and discourse analysis may inform the development of empirical research questions. It will therefore be an invaluable resource for social science students on courses which require them to undertake practical or empirical exercises.

Rural Geography: Processes, Responses and Experiences in Rural Restructuring (Key Ideas In Geography Ser.)

by Dr Michael Woods

'Michael Woods has taken on the formidable task of giving an overview of rural places and society in advanced economies as a single author and has presented a book that rightly deserves to be called state-of-the-art' - Geographische Rundschau `For those students with an interest in rural change, this "state of the art" book is essential reading' - Brian Ilbery, University of Coventry `With Rural Geography Michael Woods remedies the often underestimated dynamism of rural places and rural society by providing the much-needed synthesis of the European and North American literature on rural restructuring and globalization processes' - Patrick H Mooney, University of Kentucky Rural Geography is an introduction to contemporary rural societies and economies in the developed world. It examines the social and economic processes at work in the contemporary countryside - including the more traditional: like agriculture; land use; and population; as well as wider themes like: rural health, crime, exclusion, commodification; and alternative lifestyles. With a contextualising section defining the rural, the text is organised systematically in three principal sections: - processes of Rural Restructuring - responses to Rural Restructuring - experiences of Rural Restructuring Using the most recent empirical material , statistical data and research, the text is global in perspective using comparative examples throughout. Rural Geography is a systematic introduction to the processes, responses, and experiences of rural restructuring.

Gender and Discourse

by Ruth Wodak

The contributors to this collection offer an essential introduction to the ways in which feminist linguistics and critical discourse analysis have contributed to our understanding of gender and sex. By examining how these perspectives have been applied to these concepts, the contributors provide both a review of the literature, as well as an opportunity to follow the most recent debates in this area. Gender and Discourse brings together European, American and Australian traditions of research. Through an analysis of a range of `real' data, the contributors demonstrate the relevance of these theoretical and methodological insights for gender research in particular and social practice in general.

Fruitcakes (Holiday Hotties Romances #1)

by G. R. George Renee George

Losing your boyfriend because you see monsters...not good. Getting locked up in the local mental hospital because you accused your boss of being an actual ogre...also not good. Falling for your crazy roommate, who thinks he's one of Santa's elves...so not good! Or is it? Come along for a sexy ride as Donner and Bran try to escape the locked ward before Christmas Eve so Bran doesn't lose the only job important to him.Fruitcakes from USA Today bestselling GLBT author Renee George, writing as G.R. George, is a laugh-out-loud MM Fairytale Christmas...Nuts included!Donner Thomas has been put into a mental hospital a few days before Christmas after a minor head injury has him seeing magical creatures; Elves, Fairies, Trolls, etc., masquerading as regular human beings. His suspicions are pleasantly confirmed when he meets his new roommate two weeks before Christmas, the gorgeous Bran O'Byrne.Bran is one of Santa's Elves. In human guise, Bran gets piss-drunk the night before he is supposed to travel to the North Pole (they don't all live in the north!), brags about being an Elf to the wrong people, and now he's been placed in lock-down for 72 hours of observations. If he doesn't get to the next transport window by morning, he'll lose his job at Santa's shop, and there just isn't much he's good at other than looking good and making toys.Sparks fly when these two meet, and they are fated for an encounter neither one of them will ever forget.This GLBT paranormal short story contains M/M content, comedy, and holiday romantic fun. Fruitcakes contains explicit male/male content and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.Previously published: (2014) Renee George | (2006) Changeling Press.

Whose Bride Is She Anyway?

by Dakota Cassidy

Lights, camera, action! Join the cast and crew of reality TV show Whose Bride Is She Anyway? for a hilariously funny tale that will keep you turning the pages. The stage is set, the players are in place, and the cameras are rolling as an ex-cheerleader and two ex-geeks compete for love, marriage, and money...a lot of money! USA Today bestselling romantic comedy author Dakota Cassidy's laugh-out-loud, tropical island battle Whose Bride Is She Anyway? is a romantic comedy you'll love.Whose Bride Is She Anyway? is the most popular reality show on TV, featuring a bride, twenty potential hunk-o-licious grooms, a jury, and a whole lot of cash at the end of the matrimonial aisle.The rules? Spend a month on a tropical island (as if you didn't know that) and let a jury of your peers and one high school friend choose your man for life. If you can manage to stay married for a year you get the booty.A million bucks.Tara Douglas doesn't care about the booty. Once taunted and humiliated for being an overweight geek, Tara is now a svelte thirty-something looking for revenge, and it ain't as the bride.The bride is Kelsey Little, ex Evanston High cheerleader and all-round bitch. Kelsey was responsible for Tara's ultimate humiliation in high school.August Guthrie, a former dork himself, wants to win the woman he thought was his high school wet dream.What could go wrong? A few little things like sabotage, treachery, deceit, clandestine meetings, and an airtight contract that could leave you bankrupt with the paparazzi breathing down your neck for an eternity, that's what!This contemporary romantic comedy contains adult language and situations, and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.Previously published (2006) Liquid Silver Books.

What Not to Were (A Paris, Texas Romance #2)

by Dakota Cassidy

Welcome back to Paris...Texas that is, where witches, werewolves, and magic rule the day. Or do they? Passion, missing memories, and a looming deadline will keep you turning the pages of What Not to Were by USA Today bestselling romantic comedy author Dakota Cassidy. Werewolf Calla Allen's ready to take her relationship with hot warlock Nash Ryder to the next level--the one where, after months of dating, they finally make the long anticipated woot-woot. (Yay!)It's been a long road getting to where she is in her life, and Calla finally feels comfortable enough to share that with the man she's fallen wildly in love with.And gorgeous Nash is more than ready to commit--until he wakes up after an incredible night of passion and finds any memory of Calla on the missing list. (Boo!)Now she has to make him remember or lose him forever. And the proverbial clock is ticking...(EEK!)This contemporary paranormal romance contains magic, witches, wizards, demons, folklore, and mythology.Previously Published: (2015) What Not to Were, Romancing the Paranormal Anthology

Accidentally Aphrodite (Accidentally Paranormal Series #10)

by Dakota Cassidy

Get swept away to Greece in this international romp where you'll meet a few Gods and Goddesses, and fall in love with Quinn Morris as she transforms from a heartbroken mess to the goddess of love. Dakota Cassidy, USA Today bestselling romantic comedy author of The Accidental Dragon, brings you Accidentally Aphrodite, Book 10 in the Accidentally Paranormal series. Mythology buff Quinn Morris has always wanted to visit Greece, where her inner hardcore romantic envisioned proposing to her boyfriend. And she's finally here--with her friend Ingrid. She might not have found love at the Parthenon, thanks to her cheating ex, but she has found big boobies...and swirly purple eyes...and sparkling skin. Oh, and Greek hottie Khristos, who claims to be descended from a goddess and swears Quinn's the new Aphrodite. With help from Khristos, and support from Ingrid's employers--Nina, Wanda, and Marty--Quinn has to learn all the tricks of the matchmaking trade, STAT, lest she has her new friend Cupid sticking arrows in all the wrong places. All while dealing with her man-hating mother, guarding her own heart from Khristos, and protecting herself from an invisible foe who might want to snatch Quinn's newfound powers from her--dead or alive.Accidentally Aphrodite is a hilarious contemporary, paranormal romance sure to become a favorite.

Pride and Prejudice (Illustrated)

by Jane Austen

Jane Austen (December 16, 1775 – July 18, 1817) was an English novelist with a unique voice and writing style. Her novels, including Pride and Prejudice, were written with sharp irony, realism, and social observations regarding a woman’s dependence on marriage in the 2nd half of the 18th century. During her lifetime, she gained little fame for her novels, which were published anonymously, and the support of her family was critical to her growth as a writer. Credited with introducing her to the public at large, her nephew’s A Memoir of Jane Austen was released in 1869. This eventually gained her fame in the academic world as a great English writer and secured her place as one of the most widely read novelists in English literature; sadly this fame came after her death. At Book Boutiques our goal is quality and to present the classics in an updated format for the enjoyment of the modern reader, while embracing the original voice and writing style of the author. If you have suggestions to improve our work, please contact us at info@bookboutiques.com. This classic novel contains romance, comedy, realism, and sharp irony. Pride and Prejudice is a historical novel set in the Regency era.

Wise Therapy (The School of Psychotherapy & Counselling)

by Tim Lebon

Independent on Sunday October 2nd One of the country's lead­ing philosophical counsellers, and chairman of the Society for Philosophy in Practice (SPP), Tim LeBon, said it typically took around six 50 ­minute sessions for a client to move from confusion to resolution. Mr LeBon, who has 'published a book on the subject, Wise Therapy, said philoso­phy was perfectly suited to this type of therapy, dealing as it does with timeless human issues such as love, purpose, happiness and emo­tional challenges. `Wise Therapy, is part of a series aimed at promoting an integrative attitude as its ethos. Among all the many perspectives of psychotherapists and counselors, philosophy needs to take its place and needs to find its voice. Tim LeBon has provided an effective means by which counselors can bring philosophy into their work with clients' - APPA journal `Tim Le Bon's Wise Therapy is a comprehensible and well argued book dealing with the practical therapeutic applications of philosophical research that may well be of interest to philosophers but -- as the author himself intends -- will be of most obvious benefit to therapists and counselors, both by informing their dialogue with clients in new ways and by helping them become more informed about ways to resolve the ethical dilemmas arising within the context of their own work' - Metapsychology `A fascinating workshop for therapists and clients, backed up a thorough degree if philosophical acuity' - Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis `I strongly recommend the book for philosophers as well as practitioners, teachers, students and supervisors in counselling and psychotherapy' - Self and Society `Provides some additional and valuable arrows for the therapist's quiver' - Irvin Yalom, author of Love's Executioner `Like Aristotle, Tim LeBon examines what is said and extracts what is best from it.... There are many fascinating exercises designed to bring out and enlighten the client's values, conception of the good life, well-being, happiness, pleasure, and the proper place of reason in life.... Wise Therapy is well written and engaging. The case histories are illuminating examples of therapeutic techniques at work, the thought experiments are well designed, and the philosophical position adapted from the internal debates of the philosophers is level headed.... I recommend it highly to philosophers with an interest in counselling, and psychological counsellors with an interest in philosophy' - Jeff Mason, The Philosophers' Magazine `Tim LeBon has... authored a text which should become a staple on the philosophical counsellor's bookshelf.... Wise Therapy is a concise, well-written book.... His ability to relate philosophical concepts to counselling concerns is admirable and attests to the skill and knowledge he possesses as a working counsellor. But, by far the most important part of Tim LeBon's book to PC is the last chapter, "The Counsellor's Philosophical Toolbox"' - Craig Munns in The Examined Life ` Tim LeBon has done a good job of offering practical approaches to some of the most important and vexing issues that arise in counselling.... Tim LeBon's book contains helpful suggestions, practical information, and useful examples, and would make a good addition to the library of any counsellors willing to allow philosophy to turn mere client sessions into wise therapy' - Peter Raabe, Practical Philosophy Wise Therapy is an original and practical guide to how philosophy can benefit counselling and psychotherapy. Tim LeBon argues that therapy, informed by philosophy, can help clients make better decision and achieve emotional wisdom. He uses philosophical approaches to explore issues of right and wrong, the emotions and reasons, well-being and the meaning of life, and develops a 'counsellor's toolbox' of techniques that can help practitioners apply the wisdom of philosophy to good therapeutic practice. For counsellors who may find philosophical approaches to therapy useful, this work addresses key philosophical topics - the emotions, free will, the meaning of...

Medicine and the Body

by Prof Simon Johnson Williams

This is a clear, well-written account of medicine, health and the body. Taking recent debates on the body and society as its point of departure, the book critically reexamines a series of embodied issues and emotional agendas in health and illness. Included here are cutting edge discussions and debates concerning: <p><p> - the medicalized body - health inequalities - childhood and ageing - the dilemmas of high-tech medicine - chronic illness and disability - caring and (bio)ethics - sleep, death and dying - the body in late/postmodernity <p> Written in an accessible, engaging style, with many original and innovative insights, the book will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students alike, and to researchers and lecturers with an interest in the embodied agendas of health and medicine in the new millennium.

Therapeutic Work with Sexually Abused Children

by Janet West Ms Randall Easton Wickham

`This book is a practical and supportive guide for the professionals facing this traumatic subject. [It] is easily readable' - Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health `Therapeutic Work With Sexually Abused Children locates the practice experience of the authors within a rigorous theoretical framework and is a readable and useable guide to the complexities of helping children and adolescents who have suffered the trauma of sexual abuse' - Youth & Policy `It is refreshing to find child therapists ready to engage with sexually abused children by incorporating trauma theory and research, addressing child protection and seeing themselves as part of a team that includes the carers. The authors provide an overview of phases of treatment, theoretical considerations and essential skills. They emphasize the importance of relationship and explore its impact on the therapist. Their approach is creative and child-centered. Case vignettes, poems and exercises promote empathy with the child's perspective. There is a useful chapter on cultural issues and the needs of children in alternative care... this is an excellent primer for the child's helping network' - Community Care `This is an excellent book for workers seeking to respond more effectively to child victims of abuse' - David Pearson, Caring Magazine Therapeutic Work with Sexually Abused Children is a creative and practical guide for professionals working directly with those who have suffered sexual abuse and for their carers. The trauma of sexual abuse experienced in childhood can be severe and enduring. Therapeutic support is offered to help both the child and the family cope with psychological or emotional difficulties both currently and in later life. Therapists must be able to respond effectively to the child victim in a sensitive and timely way which prioritizes the needs of each child. Drawing on their experience as practitioners, the authors explore the reactions which children commonly experience following abuse and examine the tasks of the therapist in responding to them. This book explores the counselling of children who have been abused rather than adult survivors of child abuse. The book will benefit from the combined experiences of one US author and one UK author.

Action Research: Living Theory

by Jean Mcniff Dr A Jack Whitehead

In Action Research: Living Theory, Jean McNiff and Jack Whitehead set out their vision for action research in the 21st Century. This is a passionate, and compelling book, that defines the philosophy behind action research and the process of doing action research for all those interested in this fast growing area. It sets in place the foundations of action research as a discipline, and roots action research as a compassionate , ethical and politically-engaged form of enquiry. McNiff and Whitehead's book will be essential reading for all those with an interest in Action Research.

Hybrid Geographies: Natures Cultures Spaces (Human Geography Ser.)

by Sarah Whatmore

`Hybrid Geographies is one of the most original and important contributions to our field in the last 30 years. At once immensley provocative and productive, it is written with uncommon clarity and grace, and promises to breathe new life not only into geographical inquiry but into critical practice across the spectrum of the humanities and social sciences - and beyond. An extraordinary achievement' - Professor Derek Gregory, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia Hybrid Geographies critically examines the `opposition' between nature and culture, the material and the social, as represented in scientific, environmental and popular discourses. Demonstrating that the world is not an exclusively human achievement, Hybrid Geographies reconsiders the relation between human and non-human, the social and the material, showing how they are intimately and variously linked. General arguments - informed by work in critical geography, feminist theory, environmental ethics, and science studies - are illustrated throughout with detailed case-study material. This exemplifies the two core themes of the book: a consideration of hybridity (the human/non-human relation) and of the `fault-lines' in the spatial organization of society and nature. Hybrid Geographies is essential reading for students in the social sciences with an interest in nature, space and social theory.

El taller, el templo y el hogar

by William Ospina

Una colección de agudos ensayos de William Ospina sobre la crítica situación a la que ha llegado la humanidad. En estos nueve ensayos, William Ospina reflexiona sobre la situación en la que está un capitalismo salvaje que ha desacralizado la naturaleza y el trato entre los hombres, y que tiene al planeta al borde de su colapso natural y a la humanidad en la desigualdad, la rudeza, la soledad, el sinsentido# Ospina busca los orígenes de semejante precipicio, lo describe, lo deplora, pero al tiempo propone soluciones, muestra el camino hacia una recuperación de los valores perdidos y resalta la importancia o, mejor, la urgencia de hacerlo. Echando mano de la historia, de la literatura, de momentos reveladores de la poesía, de las mitologías y las religiones, así como de sus experiencias personales, Ospina invita a una mirada paciente y crítica sobre nuestro mundo, una agudeza que es, a la vez, de una calidad estética que suele atribuirse solamente a las obras de ficción. "Pero no es por salvar las reliquias del pasado, de las edades heroicas y de los bellos sueños de una humanidad más lenta y más sencilla por lo que hay que resistir y buscar el renacimiento de lo sagrado: es porque en el vértigo de este remolino de desmemoria y de escombros, cada vez parece más cercano el colapso. Y si bien el planeta podría persistir sin nosotros, girando con su cementerio de hazañas, de inventos y de cosas bellas en las tinieblas de la noche cósmica, algo en nosotros se resiste a aceptar que renunciáramos a tanto por tan poco, y que habiendo tenido en nuestras manos el mundo generoso de Whitman y de Shakespeare, nos hayamos resignado al mundo mezquino de la vida sin sueños y de la muerte a plazos". El autor

Witched At Birth (A Paris, Texas Romance #1)

by Dakota Cassidy

A small town, a parole officer, and the blazing Texas heat, all wrapped up in a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling romantic comedy author, Dakota Cassidy. Paris, Texas will never be the same after not-so-good witch Winnie serves out her parole with determination...determination to get out of this small town and back to the 'real world'. Witched At Birth will keep you turning the pages of this paranormal contemporary romance as you discover the secret hiding in the shadowy corners of Paris...Texas that is! Freshly sprung from witch jail, Winnie Foster just has to fulfill the conditions of her parole and she's home free. Too bad that parole takes place in Paris. (Texas!) Where she'll work at a school for the magically inclined. (KIDS!) And be forced to endure the ex, who's one of the very reasons she landed in the pokey to begin with. (GAH!!) Bratty tots, sexy ex, timed showers, creepy dolls, magic restrictions, and a GPS with an attitude, all wrapped in a Texas town hotter than the surface of the sun? Oh yeah. No way this could go wrong!This contemporary paranormal romance contains magic, witches, demons, folklore, and mythology.Author Note: Witched At Birth was originally published in the anthology Twelve Shades Of Midnight in December of 2014. My buddy, Robyn Peterman and I co-wrote the first chapters of our contributions together as a collaborative effort--with each of us writing our heroine's dialogue. The concept was plotted, and created by both parties during lots of giggling phone calls.When the anthology disbanded, Robyn and I each took our titles and republished them (see Robyn Peterman's Switching Hour) as stand-alone titles. In the process, Robyn chose to revise and change the name of my character (Winnie).So, if you've read Robyn's book and are just now reading mine (or vice versa) you're not seeing things! Our first chapters are very similar--please take care in noting the details of our book's publications in reviews and on social media. Dakota Cassidy xxoo

Gotta Have Faith (Wolf Mates #3)

by Dakota Cassidy

All wrapped up in laugh-out-loud fun, Gotta Have Faith takes you back to Cedar Glen where outcast Brock Adams is about to find out life isn't dealing from a clean deck. USA Today bestselling paranormal romance author, Dakota Cassidy spins a romantic comedy full of twists, turns, and the unexpected in Book 3 of the Wolf Mates series. Five years ago, Brock Adams disappeared from Cedar Glen, New Jersey, never to be seen or heard from again, leaving behind his wife Faith, his daughters...and two sons under a family curse. Give up everything. That was the deal. Give up his werewolf pack, his family and his immortality, in exchange for finally, finally ridding his sons of the deadly curse. But when a disguised Brock sneaks back into Cedar Glen, he finds the curse still very much in effect. He also bumps into Faith, who he aches for just as much now as the day he left. Coming back was a horrible idea. Winston, his foul-tempered fairy friend, told him so. But did Brock listen? Noooo. He's listening to his heart and his libido, and both are begging for one more moment in Faith's arms. So what if she doesn't even know it's really him? And one of his sons hates him? And he'll have to leave again? And he has a vindictive witch on his trail. Dear Readers, Gotta Have Faith is a completely new addition to the Wolf Mates saga, this is not a stand-alone title and should only be read if you've also completed An American Werewolf in Hoboken and What's New, Pussycat? This paranormal contemporary romance contains shifters, werewolves, and witches. Gotta Have Faith is a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

What's New, Pussycat? (Wolf Mates #2)

by Dakota Cassidy

Welcome back to Cedar Glen, where cats and dogs may not be what they seem. In fact, you can just about count on meeting things that go bump in the night, even during the day. Home to vampires, weres, and other shifters, all looking for a little fun, a little power, and maybe a life mate. USA Today bestselling paranormal romance author Dakota Cassidy pulls out the stops in What's New, Pussycat? Book 2 of her paranormal romance series Wolf Mates. This is one you won't put down until the last page is turned.Martine Brooks is in a pickle. Derrick Adams is in a jam.Pickles and jam. Not exactly a hot combo. Unless the "pickle" is a sultry, sassy cat shifter and the "jam" is a gorgeous hunk of wolf.Derrick is cursed to die if he doesn't make the woot-woot with his life mate on the night of the next full moon. Martine's been held captive by a power-hungry warlock for six long months, forced to do his bidding before finding herself stuffed in a cat carrier and ditched at a 7-Eleven.After rescuing her from a dumpster, Derrick and Martine strike a mutually beneficial deal: Mate, save a life, walk away--both alive and kicking. Win! Yet, there are kinks in the plan. Like the fact that Martine's one-time captor is on the hunt, planning to extinguish all of her nine lives at once. Or the fact the curse threatening Derrick's life is about to throw him a monster curve ball.But the biggest kink might prove to be Derrick and Martine themselves, two avowed commitment-phobes...who are beginning to wonder what forever looks like.Dear readers, if you recognize the title of this book, this is an expanded, revised, revisited, rejuvenated, re-everything'd version of the original Wolf Mates novella, published with a small e-press in 2006 as a stand-alone, also sold in a collection of four stories.This contemporary paranormal romance adult situations and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.Previously Published: (2014) Dakota Cassidy | (2006) Changeling Press.

An American Werewolf In Hoboken (Wolf Mates #1)

by Dakota Cassidy

Hilariously funny, An American Werewolf In Hoboken takes you on a laugh-out-loud roller-coaster ride from beginning to end, as Max Adams, one strong alpha male, finds himself at the mercy of a woman who thinks he's a big fluffy dog. USA Today bestselling paranormal romance author Dakota Cassidy takes you on an erotic journey as Max seduces his mate, who just happens to be his human owner, at least according to the local dog pound. Dog by day, man by night, things can't get any more complicated...or can they? An American Werewolf In Hoboken is Book 1 in Dakota Cassidy's Wolf Mates series. This is one romantic comedy you don't want to miss.Wooing a life mate can be hard enough for a wolf, wooing one while under the threat of a curse, even more so.Wooing a mate while pretending to be her dog? Nearly impossible.After being drugged and captured by Animal Control, Max Adams is on Hoboken's doggie death row when his life mate adopts him, takes him home, and promptly names him Fluffy. While JC, in all her new-pet-owner-ness, feeds "Fluffy" vile kibble, dresses him in mortifying dog couture, and schedules to have his manhood removed, Max's human side gets to know JC. Especially in the biblical sense.Hopefully well enough to make her fall madly in love, mate with him under the full moon, and move with him to Cedar Glen to live happily-ever-after forever and ever amen. And fast.Because the curse comes with a deadline...and the clock is ticking.Dear readers: Please note, this book, originally published in 2006 with a small e-press, has been updated, revised, expanded, and in general, beaten into a whole new submission. If some of my earliest readers recognize the general concept, I hope you'll enjoy the new, expanded version of this series."Dakota never disappoints!" MaryJanice Davidson, New York Times bestselling author.This paranormal romantic comedy contains humor, shifters, werewolves, and LOL fun. An American Werewolf In Hoboken is not intended for readers under the age of 18.Previously Published: (2014) Dakota Cassidy | (2006) Changeling Press.

TIME Marijuana: The Medical Movement

by The Editors of TIME

Canabis has been used as medicine for 4,000 years. Now, with the majority of states legalizing medical marijuana, the U.S. is discovering this plant's full potential. Discover more in TIME Marijuana: The Medical Movement.

What is Gender?: Sociological Approaches

by Mary Holmes

Is gender something done to us by society, or something we do? What is the relationship between gender and other inequalities? What is Gender? explores these complex and important questions, helping readers to critically analyse how women's and men's lives are shaped by the society in which they live. The book offers a comprehensive account of trends in sociological thinking, from a material and economic focus on gender inequalities to the debates about meaning initiated by the linguistic or cultural turn. The book begins by questioning simplistic biological conceptions of gender and goes on to evaluate different theoretical frameworks for explaining gender, as well as political approaches to gender issues. The cultural turn is also examined in relation to thinking about how gender is related to other forms of inequality such as class and 'race'. The book is up-to-date and broad in its scope, drawing on a range of disciplines, such as: sociology, psychoanalysis, masculinity studies, literary criticism, feminist political theory, feminist philosophy and feminist theory.

Qualitative Research Interviewing: Biographic Narrative and Semi-Structured Methods

by Dr Tom Wengraf

`Wengraf provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical guide to the planning, conduct, and interpretative analysis of data by semi-structured interviewing methods. Forthright and frank in his comments about the limitations and practical implications of varying choices which investigators have to make in designing their research projects. Reading this text is like having a tough but expert and caring mentor who wants you to do the best research possible, but will not hesitate to tell you when your ideology and assumptions skew that possibility' - Vincent W Hevern, Le Moyne College, USA Unique in its conceptual coherence and the level of practical detail, this book provides a comprehensive resource for those concerned with the practice of semi-structured interviewing, the most commonly used interview approach in social research, and in particular for in-depth, biographic narrative interviewing. It covers the full range of practices from the identification of topics through to strategies for writing up research findings in diverse ways.

Succeeding with Your Doctorate (SAGE Study Skills Series)

by Cheryl Hunt Ann-Marie Bathmaker Gary Mcculloch Jerry Wellington Pat Sikes

'From page one the appeal of the book is evident in the jargon free, user friendly text. I would not hesitate to recommend it to other students whatever stage of their doctorate they have reached.' - Educate Journal Whether you undertaking a taught doctorate, or a course of study leading to a PhD, this book offers complete, up-to-date guidance and discussion on all aspects of successful doctoral work. The five experienced authors give advice on every stage in the process of completing a doctorate, from helping you to engage in critical reflection to better understand your own research biases, to useful guidelines on preparing for, and surviving, the viva. Combining general discussion with practical advice, this book is an essential companion to your research. Topics include: Preparing for a doctorate Embarking on your Research Adapting to life as a student Working with a supervisor Reading critically Conceptualising your research Thinking about methodologies and approaches Producing a thesis Preparing for and taking the viva Disseminating your research SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university.

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