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The year is 1861. The American Civil War has just begun, and London arms dealer Daniel Alberton is becoming a very wealthy man. His quiet dinner party seems remote indeed from the passions rending America. Yet investigator William Monk and his bride, Hester, sense growing tensions and barely concealed violence. For two of the guests are Americans, each vying to buy Alberton's armaments. Soon Monk and Hester's forebodings are fulfilled as one member of the party is brutally murdered and two others disappear- along with Alberton's entire inventory of weapons. As Monk and Hester track the man they believe to be the murderer all the way to Washington, D.C., and the bloody battlefield at Manassas, Slaves of Obsession twists and turns like a powder-keg fuse and holds the reader breathless and spellbound. . . .
Explore an exotic new world in this fantastic tale. Millionaire Jan Palmer's fortunes abruptly change when the seal on an ancient Arabian copper jar is broken and a powerful and relentless evil is released - Zongri the Jinn. Imprisoned for thousands of years, Zongri has sworn that whoever sets him free will die. But when he fulfills this vow by slashing Professor Frobish in two, it is Jan Palmer, holding the bloody scimitar, who is caught by the police. For Jan, his problems have just begun: Zongri, before departing, curses him with "Eternal Wakefulness." Locked in a prison cell, charged with murder, Jan comes to a horrible realization of what this means. As he drifts into slumber he finds himself in a strange world, one where humans rank below slaves, where evil Jinn reign and danger is all too real. On Earth he is Jan Palmer, imprisoned for murder, and in the land of the Jinn he is "Tiger," the swashbuckling rogue - but in both, he faces death at every turn.Acclaimed as one of Hubbard's most powerful and timeless fantasy stories. "A master of adventure."--Anne McCaffrey.
This study in the language of Roman imperialism provides a provocative new perspective on the Roman imperial project. It highlights the prominence of the language of mastery and slavery in Roman descriptions of the conquest and subjection of the provinces. More broadly, it explores how Roman writers turn to paradigmatic modes of dependency familiar from everyday life - not just slavery but also clientage and childhood - in order to describe their authority over, and responsibilities to, the subject population of the provinces. It traces the relative importance of these different models for the imperial project across almost three centuries of Latin literature, from the middle of the first century BCE to the beginning of the third century CE.
Years ago, Rose Rico learned firsthand that Earth's government was secretly "exporting" hundreds of human beings into bondage, in exchange for advanced alien technology from the Alphas. Forced to wear the collar of a pleasure slave, Rose and her fellow abductees were condemned to a lifetime of satisfying the Alphas' carnal lusts. But not even her sadistic "masters" could extinguish Rose's passion to regain her freedom. Escaping her oppressors and leading a crew of escaped slaves in a hijacked Fleet patrolship, she has returned to Earth, intent on breaking the Alphas' stranglehold on her world. Her only chance for success lies in overthrowing Earth's corrupt leaders and publicly exposing their ongoing clandestine pact with the aliens. But to do so, Rose and her renegade crew must first distinguish friend from foe among those closest to them, all while fending off the advances of a reinforced Alpha Fleet, which will accept nothing less than the return of their nubile "property"...and Earth's total subjugation! SLAVES UNCHAINED IS THE ROUSING CLIMAX TO THE SLAVE TRADE TRILOGY, A SCIENCE-FICTION SAGA OF SLAVERY, SUBMISSIVENESS, AND INSURGENCE!
While a new cult horror film is being shot in a deserted town renamed Slawter, Grubbs Grady and his half-brother Bill-E are thrilled to serve as onset consultants. However, as strange incidents disrupt the set, the crew begins to wonder whether more than a filming is afoot.
Me, Abby Knight, an entrepreneur! Who would have guessed when I flunked out of law school a year ago that I'd be standing here today in front of Bloomers, my very own flower shop? Even though I may be penniless, I am soundly devoted to my new profession...whether it means arranging a bouquet of flowers--or unearthing the seeds of murder. Abby's latest gig is the perfect marriage of her talents. Not only does her bride-to-be cousin, Jillian, want Abby to be a bridesmaid--she also wants her to sign on as floral designer and sleuth.... Though nearly once a year Jillian has agreed to marry a different man, she has yet to make it to the altar. But this time, it's cold dead feet that may stop the wedding. Before the couple says "I do," one of the groomsmen disappears and another member of the wedding party is found dead. Luckily for Abby, she has plenty of help--including her brassy been-there-done-that assistant, a hunky bar owner with a penchant for love and justice, and her own family. Together, they aim to unveil the truth...and make sure the bride still gets her day to shine.
[from the back cover:]British investigator David Cleveland hadn't come to Oslo dressed for the Norwegian weather. But he didn't know what cold really was until someone tried to drown him in a fjord. It could have been an accident that the speedboat cut David's dinghy into ribbons. Just as it could have been a coincidence that champion jockey Robert Sherman had disappeared from Norway right before the National, a race he was certain to win." Hired by the Norwegian Racing Association and out of compassion for Sherman's grieving, pregnant wife, David hires a good-natured, rubber-burning driver with a laid back giant of a dog and counts on help from his friend, Erne, a local race track security officer for help. Still investigating in a foreign country isn't easy, especially when at every turn David is at the wrong end of knives, and guns, and is even the target of a bomb.
Harry Nelson got Dan Henderson out of the pen for his own very special reasons. The price of Henderson's freedom was simple#151;he merely had to track down and find Nelson's voluptuous wife, Connice. . . Henderson finally found her in far-off Hawaii#151;but just as dead as they come. . . Then he discovered that he was the fall guy for her murder and that he had to return to Tampa and kill. . But it was lovely Connice who had the last laugh, as always. . .
The Van Helsing family has been hunting vampires for more than a hundred years, but sixteen-year-old Daphne just wants her family to settle down in one place. Instead, Daphne has resigned herself to a life of fast food, cheap motels, and buying garlic in bulk. But when the Van Helsings are called to a coastal town in Maine, Daphne's world is turned upside down. Not only do the Van Helsings find themselves hunting a terrifying new kind of vampire (one without fangs but with a taste for kindergarten cuisine), Daphne meets her first potential boyfriend--but he's the son of the rival slayer family. What's a teen vampire slayer to do?
McClelland (PhD, Slavic Studies, U. of Virginia) traces the cultural meaning of vampire tales from their Slavic origins in the Balkans to recent television productions such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In doing so, he draws attention to what he sees as the equally symbolic figure of the vampire slayer and the significance of the relationship between the two. He finds the origins of the Slavic vampire in refusals to abandon pagan beliefs and rituals proscribed by the Eastern Orthodox Church, noting that this historical aspect of the vampire is implicitly present in modern times. He then traces the transformation of the vampire and the origins of the vampire slayer in the mid-eighteenth century, arguing that originally, the vampire slayer may have its origins in Central European shamanism. He later explores Western European appropriations of the vampire through scientific and Catholic perspectives and concludes with explorations of the symbology of Van Helsing in Bram Stoker's Dracula and Buffy of the above-mentioned television series. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
This is a book about Olympic racer Michael Johnson, and his achievements, secrets to success, techniques, personal and professional life. This is a book about how to identify what you really want and how to get there; to set goals based on realism and confidence; to work with discipline and resolve; to learn from the requisite failures and the too-early successes; and to achieve a clarity of focus.
Describes the various breeds of arctic dogs, and their demanding training for the high-endurance sport of dogsled racing.
Billy Bartholomew has an audacious soul, and he knows it. Why? Because it's all he has left. He's dead. Eddie Proffit has an equally audacious soul, but he doesn't know it. He's still alive. These days, Billy and Eddie meet on the sledding hill, where they used to spend countless hours -- until Billy kicked a stack of Sheetrock over on himself, breaking his neck and effectively hitting tilt on his Earthgame. The two were inseparable friends. They still are. And Billy is not about to let a little thing like death stop him from hanging in there with Eddie in his epic struggle to get his life back on track.
Unless she was out of her mind there was no way of accounting for her behavior... Nowhere in the prodigious output of William Dean Howells is there an example more poignant of his heart-felt dedication to the realist movement than this achingly suspensfull novella. The story centers on a young "alienist"--a psychologist--who meets a young woman who, at subsequent encounters, has no recollection of him. The doctor launches a psychological investigation that appears to be based upon the most painful memories of the author himself--Howells had recently experienced the loss of a beloved adult daughter (from what appears to have been anorexia) and the institutionalization of another for "emotional collapse." The story's surprising ending reveals not only the author's deft sense of craftsmanship, but speaks movingly to his enduring faith in the sublime power of literature. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the ART OF THE NOVELLA series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.
Easy to read book. Includes information about stages of sleep, things which support or disrupt getting a good night's sleep and a chapter on dreams.
Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide to Evaluation and Treatment is a comprehensive, timely and up-to-date review of pediatric sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and offers a thorough focus on several key areas: namely, the normal development and maturation of the airway and breathing during sleep, the techniques that are in place for assessment of SDB in children, the clinical manifestations and characteristics of several pediatric populations at risk for SDB, the implications of SDB in various end-organ systems, and, finally, a critical review of the evidence on current therapeutic approaches. This unique and complete text is of welcome interest to all practicing physicians and healthcare professionals who evaluate children with sleep problems -- namely pulmonologists, pediatricians, sleep physicians, pediatric neurologists, pediatric otolaryngologists, and family practitioners, as well as clinical researchers, pediatric nurse practitioners and respiratory therapists. Written by a distinguished and international panel of authors who are renowned experts in their field and who offer an expanded view of the problems associated with SDB, Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide to Evaluation and Treatment is an indispensible resource for all physicians who evaluate children for sleep-disordered breathing.
In Sleep Disorders in Women: A Guide to Practical Management, 2nd Edition, a multidisciplinary panel of eminent researchers and practicing clinicians comprehensively updates the multifaceted aspects of sleep disorders in women at different stages of life, illuminating the unique impact that each reproductive and endocrine stage has on both normal sleep and sleep disorders. This title not only introduces primary care physicians and health care providers to the discipline of sleep disorders in women, it also will appeal to a broader set of specialists as it summarizes the latest, cutting-edge research and presents it in a succinct and clinically relevant manner. The goal of this book is to help physicians recognize the symptom patterns of sleep disorders in their female patients, guide them in diagnosing and treating these patients in a timely fashion, and help in the elimination of gender bias in sleep medicine research and care. An invaluable addition to the literature, Sleep Disorders in Women: A Guide to Practical Management, 2nd Edition again fills an important niche by being an accessible, comprehensive, multidisciplinary review on sleep disorders in women.
National bestselling authors J. D. Mason and Victor McGlothin come at you with a double dose of intrigue. . . The Lazarus Man by J. D. MasonWhen a young female city employee is murdered, the case brings together an investigative reporter whose career is on the line, a lead detective who would rather work alone, and an elderly, homeless man whose hold on reality is questionable. But desperate times call for desperate measures, and with the detective at the helm, the trio soon unearths a shocking truth no one would have ever suspected. . . Tomorrow's Edge by Victor McGlothinSmart, sexy P. I. Vera Miles is an expert at finding people who don't want to be found. But her latest client is a rare, and possibly dangerous, exception: a handsome drifter with amnesia who believes he's killed someone--though he can't remember who or why. But as Vera gets closer to solving the mystery, she has to wonder if her client is better off without his memory. . . Mason and McGlothin are clearly talented. --RT Book ReviewsEnticing to those who appreciate a good thriller. --The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
Sleep Loss and Obesity: Intersecting Epidemics represents a major contribution to the field of sleep medicine. It is a comprehensive review of the neurobiology of sleep, circadian timing and obesity, the deleterious effects of sleep loss and obesity on health, and the worrisome associated social and medical costs in a range of patient populations and overall to society. The number of individuals who are obese has reached alarming levels. As a result, the incidence of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, heart disease, and kidney failure have also increased. The surgeon general estimates that the total annual cost of obesity in the US is about $117 billion. This cost is expected to escalate significantly because the number of overweight and obese children is increasing rapidly. Indeed, the new generation is expected to have a shorter life-span then their parents. In addition, sleep loss is emerging as an important contributing factor to obesity. People who sleep less or are sleep deprived tend to eat more, especially carbohydrates, and have a higher body mass index. Increased weight restricts the upper airway, causing obstructive sleep apnea and further sleep loss. In the end there is a vicious cycle of weight gain and sleep loss. In the past few years there has been a tremendous growth in our understanding of brain mechanisms controlling energy metabolism. Interestingly the neurons regulating waking also regulate feeding. There is also a mechanism that regulates the timing of feeding and sleep. In shift-workers this system is likely to be disturbed, and this has an adverse impact on both feeding and sleep. Sleep Loss and Obesity: Intersecting Epidemics is the first title to clearly examine how obesity and sleep loss are interacting epidemics. This fascinating title makes the link between energy metabolism, sleep and circadian timing; identifies poor sleep as a risk-factor for obesity in children and adults and offers treatment strategies for obstructive sleep apnea and obesity. This book will be a vital source of information for all physicians interested in sleep disorders and obesity. It will also be of value to neuroscientists, health system administrators, and policy makers.
The New York Time-bestselling Dead Sleep brought Greg Iles more fans than any of his novels to date. Critics used words like "ingenious" (The New York Times Book Review} and "stunning" (People} to describe its potent mix of evocative southern setting, passionate characterizations, and dramatic action. With Sleep No More, Iles returns to the territory of some of his best-loved works, the steamy, hypnotic small-town Mississippi where he spent his own childhood. In this new novel, John Waters is a man happy with his lot in life: genuine satisfaction with his growing business, contentment with the ease of family routines, and the pleasures of watching his daughter bloom. But this happiness is hard-won, and may be less stable than he would like to believe. Years earlier, Waters escaped an obsessive love affair with the ravishing but disturbed Mallory Candler, a love that he feared might consume him. Mallory disappeared after Waters married, and later he heard that she had been killed in New Orleans. Now, however, he has the uneasy feeling that the secrets they shared have resurfaced to trouble him-and entice him-once again. A woman he meets casually stuns him with a smile. While he tries to find out how this stranger is connected to his past, an act of brutal violence interrupts them and sweeps him up in a whirlwind of guilt and suspicion, revealing the shadow sides of love and friendship- and the terror that can result when passion becomes obsession.
KILLING WAS OUT OF THE QUESTION One push, Ghysla thought again; then as quickly thrust the dreadful idea away. There was another answer. There had to be. Then it came to her. Something that would salve her conscience--but still allow her to go through with her scheme. She could not kill Sivorne, yet keeping her a living prisoner seemed equally impossible. But there was a middle way, a way that lay between life and death, and to one who remembered the old magics from the time before the humans came, that way was still open. Sivorne wouldn't be harmed; indeed, she'd have no knowledge of her fate, for she would be in a sleep that could endure without hurt for centuries if need be. Ghysla smiled. She would take Sivorne away to her cave in the peaks by Kelda's Horns, and there she would lay the sleep upon her. The old sleep. The great sleep. The Sleep of Stone.
Get all the top tips from the Baby Whisperer in this special edition, box set! Sleep: It's the number one issue that plagues parents from the moment they bring their baby home from the hospital. Even the lucky ones, whose babies are naturally good sleepers, wonder when their baby will finally sleep through the night. Tracy Hogg's practical program will help you overcome your baby's sleep problems and works with infants from as young as one day old. Breastfeeding: Feeding your newborn is an emotional and challenging topic facing new parents. With this easy-to-follow program, you'll learn how to ensure your baby is latched on correctly; what to do if you have a low milk supply; how to move from breast to bottle; and when to start transitioning to solid foods. Potty-Training: The questions are endless when parents are faced with the sometimes daunting prospect of potty training. But these tips will tell you exactly how to get started, how to transition your child into a potty routine -- and what to do if it doesn't go to plan.Filled with direct, reassuring advice, Top Tips from the Baby Whisperer is the essential guide for new parents!
Garrett Sullivan explores the changing impact of Aristotelian conceptions of vitality and humanness on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature before and after the rise of Descartes. In the Renaissance, Aristotle's tripartite soul is usually considered in relation to concepts of psychology and physiology. However, Sullivan argues that its significance is much greater, constituting a theory of vitality that simultaneously distinguishes man from, and connects him to, other forms of life. He contends that, in works such as Sidney's Old Arcadia, Shakespeare's Henry IV and Henry V, Spenser's Faerie Queene, Milton's Paradise Lost and Dryden's All for Love, the genres of epic and romance, whose operations are informed by Aristotle's theory, provide the raw materials for exploring different models of humanness; and that sleep is the vehicle for such exploration as it blurs distinctions among man, plant and animal.
Based on interviews with more than 100 of the country's top sleep experts, Sleep to Be Sexy, Smart, and Slim provides women with an understanding of the issues surrounding sleep and offers hundreds of solutions, tips, and strategies for dealing with their unique sleep challenges. The book is organized into six sections: * Introduction: Discusses how sleep affects every part of your life from sex to IQ to energy to aging. * Part 1-Do You Have a Sleep Problem? Quizzes to let you determine your sleep style and how much sleep is enough. * Part 2-Surefire Strategies for Getting a Good Night's Sleep: Solutions that are most appropriate for your sleep type. You'll be surprised at the number of things you can do to eliminate sleep interrupters. * Part 3-Sleep Saboteurs: The most common sleep problems or challenges- with testimonials from women who share both their problem and personal tricks. * Part 4-The New Meds: A thumbs up, thumbs down look at the new meds. Doctors are quick to prescribe sleep aids but that's a temporary fix. This section lists the top-selling sleeping pills and their sometimes bizarre side effects. * Resources: Provides a state-by-state listing of sleep centers, websites, and helpful information. The thoroughly researched, concise information in this book is written in a lively, engaging style and delivers the latest research solutions that will let every woman realize the book's promise: Get a good night's sleep, and you will feel sexier, smarter, and slimmer.
Through the eyes of a killer... Rachel de Luca has found incredible success writing self-help books. But her own blindness and the fact that her troubled brother has gone missing have convinced her that positive thinking is nothing but bull. Her cynicism wavers when a cornea transplant restores her sight. The new eyes seem to give her new life, until they prove too good to be true and she starts seeing terrifying visions of brutal murders-crimes she soon learns are all too real. Detective Mason Brown's own brother recently died, leaving behind a horrific secret. In atonement, Mason donated his brother's organs, though he's kept the fact quiet. Now he wants to help Rachel find her brother, but when he discovers the shocking connection between her visions and his own brother, he suddenly has to do everything in his power to save her from a predator who is somehow still hunting from beyond the grave.
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