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Bestselling author Nancy Krulik takes an inside look at what it takes to survive middle school. Jenny has been getting gifts, cards, and notes from a secret admirer. Who could the mystery boy be? While Jenny is dealing with her admirer, Rachel and Felicia stop speaking following a basketball game in which Rachel refused to pass the ball to Felicia, and then missed the winning basket. Felicia called Rachel a ball hog in front of everyone. Now the girls are both trying to get their friends to choose sides! Will Jenny figure out who her secret admirer is? And more importantly, will her friends ever speak to one another again?
While violence runs rampant throughout New York, a teenage girl faces danger within her own home in Meg Medina's riveting coming-of-age novel. Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women on the streets. Nora's family life isn't going so well either: her bullying brother, Hector, is growing more threatening by the day, her mother is helpless and falling behind on the rent, and her father calls only on holidays. All Nora wants is to turn eighteen and be on her own. And while there is a cute new guy who started working with her at the deli, is dating even worth the risk when the killer likes picking off couples who stay out too late? Award-winning author Meg Medina transports us to a time when New York seemed balanced on a knife-edge, with tempers and temperatures running high, to share the story of a young woman who discovers that the greatest dangers are often closer than we like to admit -- and the hardest to accept.
A breakthrough approach for a good night's sleep--with no tears There are two schools of thought for encouraging babies to sleep through the night: the hotly debated Ferber technique of letting the baby "cry it out," or the grin-and-bear-it solution of getting up from dusk to dawn as often as necessary. If you don't believe in letting your baby cry it out, but desperately want to sleep, there is now a third option, presented in Elizabeth Pantley's sanity-saving book The No-Cry Sleep Solution. Pantley's successful solution has been tested and proven effective by scores of mothers and their babies from across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Based on her research, Pantley's guide provides you with effective strategies to overcoming naptime and nighttime problems. The No-Cry Sleep Solution offers clearly explained, step-by-step ideas that steer your little ones toward a good night's sleep--all with no crying.
The final installment in a brand-new three-part digital-first Star Trek: New Frontier e-novel from New York Times bestselling author Peter David! Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the crew of the U.S.S. Excalibur are back, picking up three months after the stunning events depicted in New Frontier: Blind Man's Bluff. Calhoun's search of Xenex has failed to find any survivors, and now he is bound and determined to track down the race that killed them--the D'myurj and their associates, the Brethren--and exact vengeance upon them. His search will take the Excalibur crew into a pocket universe, where he discovers not only the homeworld of the D'myurj, but another race that shares Calhoun's determination to obliterate his opponents. But is this new race truly an ally...or an even greater threat?
The second installment in a brand-new three-part digital-first Star Trek: New Frontier e-novel from New York Times bestselling author Peter David! Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the crew of the U.S.S. Excalibur are back, picking up three months after the stunning events depicted in New Frontier: Blind Man's Bluff. Calhoun's search of Xenex has failed to find any survivors, and now he is bound and determined to track down the race that killed them--the D'myurj and their associates, the Brethren--and exact vengeance upon them. His search will take the Excalibur crew into a pocket universe, where he discovers not only the homeworld of the D'myurj, but another race that shares Calhoun's determination to obliterate his opponents. But is this new race truly an ally...or an even greater threat?
Ashton Heights, Australia...where the flames of passion are burning out of control!One woman, two sexy firefighters, and a whole lot of mischief will keep you reaching for the ice as you savour this short, erotic romance!Burning Up, is Book 1 of the Ashton Heights Fire series from award winning Australian erotic romance author Sami Lee.Pam Spencer is sick of looking for love in all the wrong places. Sure, she wants a solid relationship, but if steamy casual sex is on offer, who is she to turn it down? Especially when the offer comes from not one, but two smokin' hot firefighters.Steve Waller has a serious thing for Pam, but she seems more interested in his mate Rob McConnell. When they both realize Pam is open to a threesome, they jump at the chance. Too bad Steve really wants Pam all to himself. But love can't blossom out of a crazy one-night three-way. Can It?This contemporary erotic romance contains two sexy firefighters, ménage, and adult situations and themes. Burning Up is not intended for readers under the age of 18.Previously Published: (2014) Sami Lee
Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano.Trapped in a stone. Cursed by a jealous goddess...A warrior must find the one woman who can break the spell!The Stone's Soul from award-winning Australian erotic romance author Lexxie Couper is an gripping paranormal suspense from start to finish.When geologist Jordynn Harrison finds an unusual gem on the rim of Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano, she gets more than just a pretty stone to study. Touching the peridot makes her body burn--in more ways than one. The stone conjures her dream man, a Hawaiian warrior who fulfills her lustful fantasies with his hands, his lips, his tongue...Though Jordynn knows Kale is just a creation of her lonely psyche--how else can he know her every desire?--she lets him take her again and again. But as dreams and reality merge, Jordynn begins to wonder if perhaps her masterful lover is more than just a figment of her overworked imagination.This paranormal romance contains a Hawaiian goddess, magic, curses, paranormal phenomena, and adult situations; and is not intended for readers under the age of 18. If you're a fan of Australian paranormal romances, The Stone's Soul is a must read!Previously Published: (2015) 5x5 Publishing
Six women...neighbors, friends, and sisters at heart. Together they tackled the challenges of juggling their roles as women, wives, and mothers. Now, the time has come to restore romance and passion to their marriages!Jamie and Brad, Book 4 of the Éveiller Drive series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author Melanie James is an erotic short story about rekindling passion and love.When Jamie married Brad, she was well aware of what it meant to marry a soldier--she was marrying into the Army. The long and frequent deployments were something their family faced together. New orders meant more than a new base. It meant a new community, new schools, a new home, and new friends. Brad's latest assignment promised a grueling deployment schedule to some of the most dangerous places a soldier could be sent. One thing was certain, the anxiety and stress would be nearly unbearable for Jamie and the kids. They knew it was best to move the family back to Brad's hometown. On Éveiller Drive, Jamie found more than a home, she found friends that welcomed her and gave her the support she needed.One day, Brad's messages home mysteriously stop. The lack of communication sends Jamie into a panic like never before. Convinced something was terribly wrong, Jamie turns to her friends for much needed comfort. When Brad finally makes contact, something has changed. Only Jamie has no idea of the effect that combat has had on her husband. It very well could mean the end of their marriage. With the help of the women of Éveiller Drive, Brad may be able to finally come home.This contemporary erotic romance contains adult content and situations, and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.Previously Published: (2015) Melanie James, Black Paw Publishing
Hell hath no hunger like a man let out of a cage . . .Shy and awkward, First Daughter Grace Reeves has always done what she's told. Tired of taking orders, she escapes her security detail for a rare moment of peace. Except her worst nightmare comes to life when a ruthless gang of criminals abducts her. Her only choice is to place her trust in Reid Allister, an escaped convict whose piercing gaze awakens something deep inside her. Reid is nothing like her other captors.He's tougher, smarter...and one blistering look from him makes her hotter than any man ever has.Reid spent years plotting escape and revenge . . .years without a woman in his bed. For this hardened felon, Grace Reeves isn't just out of his league--she's from another planet, but that doesn't stop him from wanting her. Escaping Devil's Rock was tough, but resisting this woman could be the end of him. For a man with nothing to lose, protecting her . . . claiming her as his own, becomes more necessary than his next breath.
In Megan Frampton's captivating new Dukes Behaving Badly novel, we learn the answer to the question:Why do dukes fall in love?Michael, the Duke of Hadlow, has the liberty of enjoying an indiscretion . . . or several. But when it comes time for him to take a proper bride, he ultimately realizes he wants only one woman: Edwina Cheltam. He'd hired her as his secretary, only to quickly discover she was sensuous and intelligent.They embark on a passionate affair, and when she breaks it off, he accepts her decision as the logical one . . . but only at first. Then he decides to pursue her.Michael is brilliant, single-minded, and utterly indifferent to being the talk of the ton. It's even said his only true friend is his dog. Edwina had begged him to marry someone appropriate---someone aristocratic . . . someone high-born . . . someone else. But the only thing more persuasive than a duke intent on seduction is one who has fallen irrevocably in love.
New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub returns to Mundy's Landing--a small town where bygone bloodshed has become big business.Hair neatly braided, hands serenely clasped, eyes closed, the young woman appeared to be sound asleep. But the peaceful tableau was a madman's handiwork. Beneath the covers, her white nightgown was spattered with blood. At daybreak, a horrified family would discover her corpse tucked into their guest room. The cunning killer would strike again . . . and again . . . before vanishing into the mists of time.A century ago, the Sleeping Beauty Murders terrified picturesque Mundy's Landing. The victims, like the killer, were never identified. Now, on the hundredth anniversary, the Historical Society's annual "Mundypalooza" offers a hefty reward for solving the notorious case.Annabelle Bingham, living in one of the three Murder Houses, can't escape the feeling that her family is being watched--and not just by news crews and amateur sleuths. She's right. Having unearthed the startling truth behind the horrific crimes, a copycat killer is about to reenact them--beneath the mansard roof of Annabelle's dream home . . .
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson returns with this dazzling love story filled with sizzle, sass, and just a bit of southern charm . . ."Hello, Ms. Vivian . . . it's been a long time."And with those words, Vivian Leigh Rochet nearly melted. It's been years since she last saw Harrison Whitley-Shuler. She was a teenager scrubbing houses for a living. He was the gorgeous son of rich parents, not fit for the likes of her.Vivian had vowed to get out of Charleston, become a big Hollywood star, and stick it to the snooty girls who made her cry.She got what she wanted--and more--but why does her glamorous life seem so trivial?Harrison got out too . . . making it all the way to Wall Street, until a heart attack forced him to trade in his cufflinks for a good set of hand tools.Making furniture soothes his soul, but escaping the Whitley-Shuler heritage is nearly impossible. And now he's come face-to-face with the one who got away. He's not looking for love. He's not even looking for sex . . . so why is resisting her the hardest thing he's ever done?
Nicolaus Copernicus dared to go against the establishment by proposing that Earth rotates around the Sun. Having demoted Earth from its unique position in the cosmos to one of mediocrity, Copernicus set in motion a revolution in scientific thought. This perspective has influenced our thinking for centuries. However, recent evidence challenges the Copernican Principle, hinting that we do in fact live in a special place, at a special time, as the product of a chain of unlikely events. But can we be significant if the Sun is still just one of a billion trillion stars in the observable universe? And what if our universe is just one of a multitude of others-a single slice of an infinity of parallel realities? In The Copernicus Complex, the renowned astrophysicist Caleb Scharf takes us on a scientific adventure, from tiny microbes within the Earth to distant exoplanets, probability theory, and beyond, arguing that there is a solution to this contradiction, a third way of viewing our place in the cosmos, if we weigh the evidence properly. As Scharf explains, we do occupy an unusual time in a 14-billion-year-old universe, in a somewhat unusual type of solar system surrounded by an ocean of unimaginable planetary diversity:hot Jupiters with orbits of less than a day, planet-size rocks spinning around dead stars, and a wealth of alien super-Earths. Yet life here is built from the most common chemistry in the universe, and we are a snapshot taken from billions of years of biological evolution. Bringing us to the cutting edge of scientific discovery, Scharf shows how the answers to fundamental questions of existence will come from embracing the peculiarity of our circumstance without denying the Copernican vision. With characteristic verve, Scharf uses the latest scientific findings to reconsider where we stand in the balance between cosmic significance and mediocrity, order and chaos. Presenting a compelling and bold view of our true status,The Copernicus Complex proposes a way forward in the ultimate quest: determining life's abundance, not just across this universe but across all realities.
Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Princess Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape--and even less of being together--as the foundations of Lia's deeply-held beliefs crumble beneath her while she wrestles with her upbringing, her gift, and her very sense of self to make powerful choices that affect her country, her people, and her own destiny.
Be Careful What You Wish For. . . Curvy vampire Glory St. Clair has a lot of things on her wish list: a perfect figure, to eat chocolate again, and to marry her hunky Highlander Jeremiah Campbell of course. Then there's the family she's always wanted. At least she's about to marry Jerry--until her mother kidnaps her the week before the wedding. What's a girl to do? She's in Olympus and a goddess. Glory doesn't mind waking up with a perfect figure and an appetite for hamburgers, but where are her fangs? Seems blood suckers aren't welcome in Olympus. And her powerful grandfather wouldn't approve of her former lifestyle. He's eager to meet her and arrange an "appropriate" marriage. Glory is desperate to go home to the man she loves. Will her powerful family ever let her go? When Jerry arrives in Olympus determined to fight for her, Glory is afraid they will never have the forever life together they'd planned. It will take all of her goddess powers to make this final dream come true.
Once in a while you get a second chance. For Travis Cody this is one of those times. His team, the Oil Camp Roughnecks, is facing the Pineview Pelicans for the state championship. Travis will have forty-eight minutes head-to-head with rival Jericho Grooms. Forty-eight minutes to redeem himself for letting Grooms break him on the play that cost the Roughnecks an undefeated season. Forty-eight minutes to prove he isn't a quitter.
On the morning of her wedding, Princess Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive--and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets--even as she finds herself falling in love.
How to Write Anything supports students wherever they are in their writing process. Designed to be clear and simple, the Guide lays out focused advice for writing common academic and real-world genres, while the Reference covers the range of writing skills that students needs as they work across genres and disciplines. Genre-based readings -- including narratives, reports, arguments, evaluations, proposals and rhetorical, causal, and literary analyses -- are sure to engage students and inspire ideas. The result is everything you need to teach composition in a flexible, highly visual guide, reference and reader. This new edition gives students more support for academic writing, more help choosing and working with genres, and more emphasis on multimodal composing.
Java Programming, From The Ground Up, with its flexible organization, teaches Java in a way that is refreshing, fun, interesting and still has all the appropriate programming pieces for students to learn. The motivation behind this writing is to bring a logical, readable, entertaining approach to keep your students involved. Each chapter has a Bigger Picture section at the end of the chapter to provide a variety of interesting related topics in computer science. The writing style is conversational and not overly technical so it addresses programming concepts appropriately. Because of the flexibile organization of the text, it can be used for a one or two semester introductory Java programming class, as well as using Java as a second language. The text contains a large variety of carefully designed exercises that are more effective than the competition.
Author and ministry leader Daniel Henderson shows readers how to live out their long-term spiritual goals through a step-by-step guide to daily renewal.
In her inimitable fun and sassy voice, Kagan presents 52 sexy and delightful ways for women to find their me spot and turn their lives into the rich, delicious feast it is meant to be.
In Lucy Hawking's debut novel, William Gadget appears to have it all-a high-profile, not to mention high-pressure, career as a London banker, a pricey Notting Hill flat, enough money to keep himself in vodka, even his own manservant. But when he flees his apartment in the middle of the night wearing only his pajamas and claiming that his life is in danger, it's left to his four best friends to uncover the source of his bizarre behavior: Min, unlikely heiress and free spirit; Jemal, the pragmatic, reluctant host of a popular television gardening show; Dallas, a pot-smoking, B-level actor looking for his big break; and Mac, a rugged, tough-talking mercenary. Together, this unlikely crew sets out to uncover whether their friend is finally suffering a complete nervous breakdown, or if someone is indeed setting him up for a fall.
This is an excellent introduction to the modern radio production studio, the equipment found in that studio, and the basic techniques needed to accomplish radio production work. The new edition is updated throughout and features new sections on mobile technology, audio editing apps and software, and digital editing, as well as updated graphics and expanded content on portable digital audio players. Features a worktext/website format tailored for both students and teachers, offering a solid foundation for anyone who wishes to know more about radio/audio equipment and production techniques.
Family Communication carefully examines state-of-the-art research and theories of family communication and family relationships. In addition to presenting cutting-edge research, it focuses on classic theories and research findings that have influenced and revolutionized the way scholars conceptualize family interaction. This text offers a thorough and up-to-date presentation of scientific research in family communication for both teachers and students of family communication as well as professionals who work with families.<P><P> This second edition features:<P> * Chapters updated with the latest research, including over 2000 references.<P> * Material on understudied family relationships, such as extended family relationships and gay and lesbian relationships<P> * Recent research on understudied topics in family communication, including the influence of technology on mate selection, negotiating work and family stress, single parenting, cohabitation, elder abuse, forgiveness in marriage, and the links among communication, culture, and mental health.<P> * A revised chapter on parent-child communication, taking a lifespan perspective that helps organize the large body of research in this area.<P> * A new chapter devoted to extended family relationships, with special focus on grandparent-grandchild relationships, in-law relationships, and adult children and their parents.<P> * An expanded review of family conflict processes, especially in relation to decision making and power.<P> A companion website provides chapter outlines, exam questions, and PowerPoint slides for students and instructors. Undergraduate readers should find the information easy to understand, while advanced readers, such as graduate students and professionals, will find it a useful reference to classic and contemporary research on family communication and relationships.
The volume opens a new frontier in parent-child communication research as it brings together veteran researchers and newcomers to explore the communication of parents and children as they create relationships outside the family. The chapters herein examine communication processes and problems of parents and children as they interact with childcare, healthcare, education, and youth sports; investigate the unique challenges facing various types of families as they communicate outside the family (e.g., stepfamilies and gay/lesbian/bisexual families); and consider the role of media in family relationships outside of home.<P><P> The primary audiences for the volume includes scholars, researchers and graduate students studying communication in families, children's communication, communication in personal relationships, organizational communication, group communication, and health communication. It will also be of interest to psychologists who study families, children, and organizations; sociologists who study families, children, and organizations; education researchers; teachers; coaches; family physicians; and family therapists. graduate students It has the potential for use in courses in family communication, family studies, family sociology, and child development.
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