- Table View
- List View
Wilderness Patrol fficer Pamela Tate, scouting in the mountains of Washington, sees and touches a ground squirrel in the dusty path, blood trickling from its mouth. Forty-eight hours later she lies dead at her campsite, covered in mysterious welts and bruises.Across the lake, a boisterous camping party falls silent as they watch each other sicken and die in agony.A killer is loose. It has a foreign name. Yersinia Pestis. Plague. An unknowing nation harbors the deadly evil in its midst.While a few embattled survivors race to save the country, perhaps the world, the grim invader hides in a mother's sigh, a child's laugh, a lover's whisper. Nothing can stop the death ride of . . .The Fourth Horseman.
Billy Gimp was a bladerunner . . . one of the shadowy procurers of illegal medical supplies for the rapidly expanding, nightmare world of the medical black market. Doc was a skilled surgeon at a government-operated hospital by day . . . and an underground physician by night, providing health care for the multitudes who could not - or would not - qualify for legal medical assistance.Trapped by Health Control Police, Billy Gimp knew he had to warn Doc that they were closing in on him.But something even more deadly than the law had already mad its first move . . . a new plague that Health Control could not handle!
"We have watched your plants for millennia."The creature that spoke was barely three feet tall, with wrinkled gray skin and monstrous eyes . . ."Yours is a war of children. Only children would slaughter each other out of ignorance and fear. Only children would fail again and again to learn the lessons of their foolishness."It was true. The underground people of Earth were united in terror and desperation against what they considered a frightful threat from the skies. They had sent a mighty armada into space, rushing in lethal orbit toward Mars. The Spacers - still really Earthmen themselves - were poised for the counter-blow. The great fleet at Asteroid Central had sufficient warheads to reduce earth to a cinder."But we also know the greatness of your spirit, the precious spark which we cannont allow you to extinguish."Now Ben Trefon understood that in the Black Belt of Power bequeathed to him by his father rested the final hope of the human race!
The crew of the starship Ganymede were afraid their chief was losing his mind.Commander Walter Fox had explored and opened up more colony-worlds than any other man alive - yet it was rumored that he still believed there were other intelligent beings in the galaxy.Now as the ship grounded on unfamiliar terrain, the crew realized that the routine flight to Vega had been interrupted - and their worst fears were true . . .They had landed on Wolf IV - the one planet from which no man had ever returned alive.
The tenacious Colonel Benedict and his son, Tuck, are sent to Titan, Saturn's fifth moon, to investigate reports of smuggling. Soon they discover that the less-than-friendly colony is hiding much more than just a smuggler. Together they dig up a scandalous case of interstellar sabotage and what the colonists reverently refer to as "THE BIG SECRET," which could destroy Earth's power supply - forever.Can the Colonel and Tuck resolve an age-old dispute between the Titan colonists and Earthly authorities before the clock runs out? Mankinds fate depends on it . . .
This fast-moving tale of the far future deals with the quest of the Hunter brothers for a mysterious bonanza located somewhere in the asteroid belt. The dangers and details of asteroid mining are carefully outline, and the bonanza itself proves to be and open gate to wider future in the stars.Realistic background, good plotting and vivid writing add up to a good adventure.
The vital skills children need to achieve their full potential! Being organized. Staying focused. Controlling impulses and emotions. These are some of the basic executive functioning (EF) skills children need to function and succeed as they grow. But what can you do if your child is struggling with one or all of these skills? With this hands-on guide, you'll learn what EF difficulties look like and how you can help your child overcome these challenges. Psychologist Rebecca Branstetter teaches you how to help improve the executive functions, including: Task initiation Response inhibition Focus Time management Working memory Flexibility Self-regulation Completing tasks Organization With checklists to help enforce skills and improve organization, The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Executive Functioning Disorder is your step-by-step handbook for helping your child concentrate, learn, and thrive!
Shamed investigative journalist turned tabloid scribe Maggie O'Connell convinces her editor to let her go to Minnesota to research alleged werewolf sightings. Her first night in the woods, she gets trapped in an ancient sleeping bag, unintentionally attracts the attention of a bear, and is saved by the most unlikely of heroes: the very wolf she had come to investigate!When she meets horse rancher Aidan Gael in the town market days later, she recognizes his eyes as those belonging to her champion. He dodges her every attempt to get to know him but undaunted Maggie launches a campaign to win over the recalcitrant Aidan.Aidan tries desperately to avoid her; he both fears Maggie and fears for her. Neither man nor beast can resist her curious mind and courageous heart. One kiss threatens to break Aidan's tenuous self-control but furthers Maggie's resolve. But danger lurks at every turn. The curse Aidan fights to keep secret is only one of the obstacles that will test the strength of their bond. Together they will navigate the violence of both nature and of man in pursuit of their destiny.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Nick Crocetti is an imposing figure in black leather riding his motorcycle about the town of Rockland. Owner of a bar, The Chief, whispers of criminal dealings and a murky past swirl around him. Dark and brooding, Nick is "the wicked bad" in looks and demeanor. Veronica Barnes, leaving a husband from a disastrously quick Las Vegas marriage and her high-paying consulting job, returns home after ten years to follow a lifelong dream and open her own bakery. Despite the mutual physical attraction - and a shared past - Nick and Veronica are wary of each other and have protective fences around their hearts. Can they break down the barriers of past heartbreak, or is Veronica just a good girl who longs to rub against "the wicked bad"? Sensuality Level: Hot
Still reeling from a recent divorce and sworn off men, Det. Second Class Kate Flynn takes an evening jog and discovers a body in the park with no ID, wearing a sleek Armani suit.Meanwhile, former journalist Andrew Wallace has written the Great American Novel but can't sell it, so he applies for a job writing catalog copy about mechanical gadgets for the Lexa Corporation. Mistaken for a high level executive candidate who hasn't shown up, Andrew's hired in his place by the eccentric CEO.Only slightly less astonishing is pushy ex-bomb squad turned homicide hot-shot Sergeant Ed Bryan's determination to take Kate's mysterious murder case out of her hands and get her to agree to a date. In spite of his efforts, Kate stonewalls the date and identifies the dead man. He was one Anderson Wallis Kane, a wheeling, dealing, slightly disreputable international corporate adventurer, in LA to accept a position at the Lexa Corporation.Kate discovers he was supposed to have Andrew's six-figure job, that Andrew hasn't a clue what he's doing - and that Andrew is the same man she met on an airplane and was unduly attracted to on the very day she got her Reno divorce.Stubbornly working to solve her case her way, Kate finds her life in danger, her car sabotaged, her jogging route boobytrapped, her condo on fire. And worse still - she's fallen in love.Sensuality Level: Sensual
All it takes is one mistake to be marked. One bite, she crosses a line . . . into foreverDiana Hambre's body is blazing. For days, this leopardess shifter has spun through a body-searing heat cycle. Alone. Her senses reel when Shawn Barclay, her boss, walks into her reserved room at the Downtown Den, a stud club for shifters. He gives Diana a choice: spend the evening with him, give into his every desire, and she'll find out what it means to quench her heat-crazed thirst - or try her luck with a stranger, one of the club bangers.Shawn hates when his back is against the wall. One sip of Diana's sex-laced scent is enough to force his alpha hand. Now, it's Diana's back he wants up against a wall, or any other surface for that matter.As the moon rises toward midnight, Shawn and Diana come to understand the difference between joining and mating. For a night, neither of them resist instinct, blindly giving into their leopard natures even though their human forms know they must reconsider their options come morning.Hint: Hot, explicit erotic sex scenes.Sensuality Level: Spicy
Hollywood director Nick Trenton needs a nanny and fast. It certainly hasn't helped that his son has run off every one he's hired. With a big shoot coming up in LA, Nick's running out of options. Then along comes Rania George - sweetshop owner and one of the few people his son doesn't want to give the slip. No, she doesn't like Nick, but he can work around that. He loves his son and will do anything to get the lovely Miss George to say yes to his plan.Rania is used to children hanging outside her sweetshop but seeing one alone on a dark night is a first. What sort of parent would let his child wander the streets at night?Then she meets his Hollywood director father and assumes Nick's too self absorbed to notice his son is wandering the streets alone. She learned from an early age that anything Hollywood related was bad news. She has vowed to stay away from anything - and she means anything - Hollywood.Not that it helps when Nick's cute-as-a-button son captures her heart nor when she's offered to babysit said son for a huge amount of money. Only catch is she has to fly to Hollywood and spend three weeks in the company of his devastatingly attractive father.After all her experiences with Hollywood, is she willing to risk it?Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Her Mission: Launch an ICBMCode Name: LibraObstacle: LoveWhen it's time for double-agent Jordan Jakes, a CIA covert operative, to launch a missile in the remote desert of the Middle East, she's forced to tell her blind asset, NASA scientist Ben Johnson, that their love affair is finished. Only the breakup turns out to be more difficult than she anticipates--and it's not just because she's developed intense feelings for the guy.When she disappears without a trace, Ben will stop at nothing to find the one woman who he's fallen for hard and fast even if it means boarding a plane that lands him in the middle of a country most Americans might think twice about entering--Iran.Surviving takes more than being one step ahead of their enemies.Jordan and Ben must peel back the layers of their emotional armor to overcome a series of obstacles before they can accomplish Jordan's mission. If they have any hope of making it out of the Middle East alive and forming a lasting relationship, they must surrender to love.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Easygoing Juan Santiago, a two-time gold medalist on the US Olympic men's downhill ski team, receives his last warning: Either stay free of scandal, or lose his sponsorship and be put on the reserve list. With the Olympics a month away, he won't risk being thrown off the team. He vows no more women, no more parties, and no more scandalous behavior. But when a gorgeous woman runs past him at Timber Lodge with the sexiest calves he's ever seen, he must follow her.When Dana Reese, daughter of Colton Reese - owner of the world's biggest ski equipment company - is stood up on her wedding day, she's devastated and outraged. How dare her ex- ruin her life schedule. Organized to a fault, she must get married today, so the rest of her plans will happen in order. Luckily for her, she's caught in a compromising position with a member of the US Olympic ski team and wiggles her way into saving his ass by marrying him.Little does she know that she didn't marry just any young stud skier, but the man they call Amante Español. Spanish Lover.Sensuality Level: Sensual
"If you're looking for a romance filled with action, turf wars, hot bikes, and even hotter men, look no further, because Breathing His Air has it all. Rain is the ultimate dominant hero. No one does alpha quite like Debra Kayn!" --M. Malone, bestselling author of One More Day (The Alexanders) She is love advice in a coffee shack, he's protection in a biker bar. When her past meets his present, it's a killer cocktail that might get them shot, stabbed, or otherwise dead. Tori Baldwin spends all her time traveling the states, running a mobile coffee shack, and handing out love advice with every cup. She's staked her rig in the parking lot of Cactus Cove--a local biker bar by all appearances--and plans to stay put for three months. Just long enough to make some money, without making any friends, before she moves to her next destination as she tries to stay ahead of a painful past. Rain Brookshire is the leader of the Bantorus motorcycle club, and owner of the Cactus Cove in the small town of Pitnam, Washington. He wants the Lagsturns, a rival-bad-news motorcycle club, to leave town before they infect his town with trouble. With bullets flying and the Lagsturns putting on the pressure, the only way to keep Tori safe--since she refuses to leave town--is for Rain to claim her as his woman. She has no idea that Rain's played his hand for all to see in the biker world. It doesn't help that Tori exhibits the three ideal classifications of his ideal woman--Classy, Sexy, and a total Goof--and he can't help but posture and lay down the law. But, when it appears Tori's life is in danger, and the Lagsturns are innocent, he isn't going to let the law stop him from keeping his woman safe. Sensuality Level: Sensual
All the math basics you'll ever need! It's not too late to learn practical math skills! You may not need to use quadratic equations very often, but math does play a large part in everyday life. On any given day, you'll need to know how long a drive will take, what to tip a waiter, how large a rug to buy, and how to calculate a discount. With The Everything Everyday Math Book, you'll get a refresher course in all the basics you need, including: Adding and subtracting fractions Understanding percentages Using ratios Finding area and perimeter You'll the learn formulas and shortcuts to help in hundreds of everyday situations, from budgeting and paying bills to shopping, redecorating, preparing taxes, and evaluating loans and other financial instruments. With this easy-to-follow guide, you'll never get stuck on a math problem again!
Master the building blocks of mathematics! Not everyone is born a math whiz. Sometimes, all you need is a little extra help and practice to improve your comprehension. If you're a student encountering complex math for the first time, a parent wanting to help with homework, or an adult returning to school, The Everything Guide to Pre-Algebra is perfect for you. This essential guide uses simple explanations, step-by-step examples, and lots of review exercises to cover all the pre-algebra basics, including: Rational and irrational numbers Fractions, decimals, and percents Variables and functions Expressions and equations Number properties Inequalities Absolute values Plane geometry With unique study strategies and proven test-taking tips, The Everything Guide to Pre-Algebra will help boost your math knowledge--and your confidence--one right answer at a time.
Discover the wisdom and power of the animal kingdom! The animals you encounter can reveal more about your path in life than you could ever imagine. By connecting spiritually with certain creatures, you will be able to uncover their valuable knowledge and learn more about your destiny. The Secret Power of Spirit Animals gives you the tools you need to find your spirit animal, understand the meaning behind its signs, and use nature's wisdom to gain a deeper understanding of life. Featuring hundreds of spirit animals, each entry in this book includes a detailed description, popular folklore, and advice from time-honored tribal practices for channeling your animal's abilities and sage advice. From the cunning fox and the gentle deer to the strong and courageous bear, The Secret Power of Spirit Animals will help you discover the innate power hidden within the animal world--and yourself.
When Jesse Lucas, a troubled, magnetic acting major, touches the sculpture Meditation in Stanford's Rodin Sculpture Garden, he burns his finger on the bronze. By the time he returns to the garden that night, an eighteen-year-old girl has emerged from the statue, naked and disoriented. It is 2008, yet her mind is swimming with vivid, fractured memories of her volatile past in nineteenth-century Paris--of serving as Rodin's muse, of her passionate affair with the acclaimed artist, and of her own creations. So begins Betsy Franco's extraordinary and imaginative novel, Naked. Stranded in the sculpture garden, Camille--or Cat, as she insists on being called--forms a deep bond with Jesse, who is soon leaving for college and is as lonely and disturbed as she. As Jesse encourages Cat to confront the sinister memories that afflict her, she helps him overcome the fury he has toward his abusive father and find peace within himself. Rich, inventive, and told with a compelling mix of grace and wry humor, Naked is a bold debut that explores love, loss, and the power of art, and brings to mind the magical realism found in The Time Traveler's Wife and Midnight in Paris.
Now is the time to make money! Although you've seen the market grow in 2013, you've also watched it swing on concerns over the European debt crisis and political conflict over spending, taxes, and the debt ceiling. Now, you're wondering where you should be putting your money for maximum safe return. With The 100 Best Stocks to Buy in 2014, you can reap high earnings with stock picks that have consistently beaten the market average. Inside, you'll find an evaluation of the current state of the market as well as information on: Significant investment opportunities, including exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Balancing a portfolio between aggressive and safety stocks. "Low-volatility investing," today's most important investment trend. An essential guide for anyone investing in today's market, The 100 Best Stocks to Buy in 2014 offers solid and dependable advice that you can take to the bank.
When a woman is the magnet for the wrong man, it takes a bad boy to break old habits.Carolina Rodriguez is a large-animal veterinarian on a mission to escape South Florida. Willing to do just about anything, she accepts a job in Annona, Texas over the internet from a family connection. At her cousin's wedding, she runs into - literally - a handsome Texan in the parking lot. Matt McLemore is more than gorgeous, he's Carolina's new boss, and needs her help to determine why his cattle keep dying.Matt proposes to introduce Carolina to his family as his girlfriend, giving her the opportunity to work and stay at his ranch without arousing his family's suspicion. Only when she learns she's the last chance to help save his family's cattle reputation (given his father's refusal to listen to reason and modern genetic testing) does she agree to act the part of his girlfriend.Matt's instantaneous attraction to Carolina is an excruciating temptation but a roll in the hay may prove too volatile to handle. He attempts to keep a hands-off relationship until she arrives on his ranch and she is too hot to resist.Carolina refuses to admit Matt's raw sensuality is more than overpowering or that she's the least bit tempted by a smooth talking bad boy. By the time the lab reports comes back, they've explored every inch of each other. All of a sudden, this fiery affair is more than just a fling. When a past flame threatens to overwhelm their newfound romance, Matt must find a way to stake his claim to Carolina's heart before it's too late.Sensuality Level: Sensual
A war widow at twenty-six, Linnea Reyes is haunted by the soul-shattering fight she had with her husband just before he led his detachment into the ambush that killed him. When one of the wounded soldiers asks her to help save his family's farm, she jumps at the chance for redemption. Unfortunately, she runs straight into a six-foot roadblock--the soldier's older brother who has plans of his own.After resigning from a promising army career to help his mother and wounded brother, Jesse McCormick is at the lowest point in his life. Now they are about to lose the family's organic farm and only one plan will earn him enough money to get his family out of debt and him out of the field--a dangerous assignment with a paramilitary group. He can brush aside the protests of his worried family, but the good intentions of Linnea Reyes prove too much to overcome.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Easy to brew, easy to customize, and enormously delicious! Looking for a crisp, clean, and scrumptious alternative to beer? On a gluten-free diet or allergic to the grains used in brewing beer? Want to experience the pride that comes when your friends crack open one of your bottles and exclaim, ""You made this?"" Then welcome to the world of hard cider. Suddenly it's everywhere--it's on the menu in pubs and restaurants, and there's a dizzying array of ciders available in stores. And some cider lovers, just like craft beer drinkers, are looking for ways to create their own brew. The Everything Hard Cider Book takes you step by step into the fermentation and bottling process, with tips on finding the proper equipment, sourcing ingredients, varying flavors, and creating unique packaging. You'll also find advice on advanced techniques, like evaluating the finished product, varying recipes for your own taste, and even growing fruit for cider. And with thirty-five essential and adaptable recipes for apple and other fruit ciders, you'll find everything you need to make your own distinctive and delicious beverages.
In Lord Hugh Davenport's opinion, women of the ton perpetually hide behind a mask of deception. That's hard for Ellie Albright, the daughter of an earl, to swallow--especially since she's disguised herself as a stable hand to get back the prized stallion her father sold to Hugh to pay a debt. If Hugh learns her true identity she'll lose the horse and her family will go bankrupt. Somehow, though, losing Hugh's affection is beginning to seem even worse.Already only a step away from being snagged in her own web of lies, Ellie's deceit threatens to spin out of control when Hugh's mother invites Ellie and her sisters to a house party. Now Ellie has to scramble to keep Hugh from knowing she's the stable girl he wants to marry, while simultaneously trying to win his trust as herself. Can she keep her costumes straight long enough to save her family? And even if she does, will it be worth losing his love?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Two years of bewildering silence have passed since Claire Albright's passions were first inflamed by the powerful, brooding Lord Flavian Monroe. On the brink of her debut in London he suddenly summons her, asking that she use her knowledge of healing to help his ward - a girl who hoards castoffs in memory of her dead brother. Embroiled in a desperate attempt to curb the child's destructive madness, Claire struggles to understand Flavian's burning kisses yet cold demeanor. Can she reach his heart before his ward's insanity undoes Claire's chance at love?When he was fourteen, Flavian made a mistake so devastating it ruined all hope for happiness. Years later, he's still paying for his sin. But before his ward's troubled mind destroys his home and family, he must see Claire once more. Vowing to keep their relationship professional - she the healer, he the guardian - he finds the bonds of his resolve snapping. Somehow, he must content himself with the love that could have been . . . but he cannot resist one final embrace . . .Sensuality Level: Sensual