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Nalini Singh pulls away another dark layer of sheer desire, revealing passions unknown in her latest novel about the world of the Psy. A woman returns from a leopard changeling's past, making him question his base animal instincts-and unlock the darkest secrets of his heart.
A ghost returns from a leopard changeling's past, making him question everything--even his instincts... Clay Bennett is a powerful DarkRiver sentinel, but he grew up in the slums with a human mother, never knowing his changeling father. As a young boy without the bonds of Pack, he tried to stifle his animal nature. He failed... and committed the most extreme act of violence, killing a man, and lost his best friend, Talin, in the bloody aftermath. Everything good in him died the day he was told that she, too, was dead. Talin McKade barely survived a childhood drenched in bloodshed and terror. Now a new nightmare stalks her--the street children she works to protect are disappearing and turning up dead. Determined to keep them safe, she unlocks the darkest secret in her heart and returns to ask the help of the strongest man she knows... Clay lost Talin once. He will not let her go again and hungers to possess her with a clawing need born of the leopard within. As they race to save the innocent, Clay and Talin must face the violent truths of their past... or lose everything that ever mattered...
Thanks to a transatlantic house swap, California girl Ashley Turner is finally going to fulfill her lifelong dream of a proper English Christmas. Her holiday plans did not include a sexy stranger climbing into her borrowed bed in the middle of the night. But in the light of day, Ashley can't help but wonder if Santa has delivered early...Game designer Oliver Stansfeld can't wait to leave dreary London-and all its difficult holiday memories-for sunny San Diego. But a freak ice storm and a grounded plane have forced him back to his already-occupied flat. To make up for the mix-up, the least he can do is show his pretty houseguest where to get the perfect Christmas tree before he leaves.The more time they spend together, the more their attraction grows, and soon Ashley is tempting Oliver to give in to the spirit of the season and snuggle up for the rest of the winter. As the ice melts and flights start taking off again, he must choose between giving in to the past or risking his heart on a chance at love.28,000 words
Tessa Rose is intoxicating to bodyguard Jonas Berringer. But not simply because she has an intimate knowledge of aphrodisiac scents. Nor is it because she's forbidden fruit: a client, the boss's daughter. Though both things help.... But Jonas thinks he has nothing to offer Tessa, not after a moment of lost focus costs Jonas his sight. But when Tessa and Jonas find themselves alone during a blackout, they discover endless temptations in the dark. Until morning, they'll just have to trust their other, heightened senses to see them through....
The author of Hers for the Evening reveals in three scintillating novellas that every courtesan has a price... In "The Only Way Out," Mac Dawson is determined to look after his widowed sister-in-law...who leads a secret life as a courtesan. With help from Madam Isabel, he'll make sure her secret is safe. But can he make sure he's the only man to share her bed? Cleo thought her luck with men had finally changed, but when she discovers that Walker Randall is a paid courtesan, she feels doomed to always meet "The Wrong Kind of Man." Will Walker change his lifestyle...or simply teach Cleo how right a courtesan can be? Isabel, Madam of Courtesans, never thought she'd see Royce again. The love of her life, he now wants to be with her, hot and happily ever after. Can he handle knowing that Isabel is also a courtesan herself-or are there really "No Second Chances?"
This revised edition presents an engineering design approach to ventilation and air conditioning as part of the comprehensive environmental control of the mine atmosphere. It provides an in-depth look, for practitioners who design and operate mines, into the health and safety aspects of environmental conditions in the underground workplace.
Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel: Levels Needed for Cognitive and Physical Performance During Garrison Trainingby Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
The National Academies Press (NAP)--publisher for the National Academies--publishes more than 200 books a year offering the most authoritative views, definitive information, and groundbreaking recommendations on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health. Our books are unique in that they are authored by the nation's leading experts in every scientific field.
Perhaps there is always a mark, when another person touches you, an invisible thread connecting you to them. Backbreaking work, threadbare clothes, and black coal dust choking the air-- this is what a miner's daughter knows. Willa Lowell fears that this dust marks her to be nothing else, that she will never win against the constant struggle to survive. Even the fierce flame of her family's love-- her one bright spot against the darkness-- has begun to dim. Willa yearns for a better life-- enough food to eat, clothes that fit, and a home free of black grit. She also yearns for a special love, the love of a boy who makes her laugh and shares the poetry she carries in her heart. When a much brighter future is suddenly promised to her family, Willa knows it is a miracle... until she discovers that every promise has a price. But she also discovers that the real change has burned inside her all along-- if only she is strong enough to mine it. Writing in a style that is as breathtaking and lyrical as it is powerful, Gretchen Moran Laskas draws from her family's past to bring to life the story of a girl struggling against seemingly insurmountable odds. The Miner's Daughter will touch readers' hearts and stay with them long after they've read the last word.
Minerva, a self-made Cinderella, is aglow with sacrificial fervor, which alternates with a longing to continue living as the responsible daughter of the large family at the vicarage. However, she is to have a season in London, which she finds in violent collision with her personal code of morality. Her attempts to impose her ideas on others make enemies, and when she does realize she is truly in love with a man, these enemies act, forcing him to fight a duel. Not content with that, the man who challenged Lord Sylvester Comfrey manages to alienate Minerva from him by means of an anonymous letter and a page of an altered betting book. The vicar, at first resigned to his penniless state, compounded by the debt for Minerva's season in London, finds her unhappiness intolerable and sets out to remedy the situation.
Robin Starveling, aka Noah Vaile, is scooped off the streets of seventeenth-century Bristol, England, and dragged onboard a ship bound for Virginia by the murderous William Thatcher, who needs a servant with no past and no future.
When an unknown entity forces Connie to create storms, the head of the Chartmouth Chapter for the Society for the Protection of Mythical Creatures rescinds Connie's membership.
Ming Lo and his wife love their house, but not the mountain that overshadows it, so Ming Lo undertakes to move the mountain.
It's scones and scandal for Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning in the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of Steeped in Evil...Normally Theodosia wouldn't attend a black tie affair for all the tea in China. <P><P>But she can hardly say no to her hunky, handsome boyfriend, Max, who directs public relations for the Gibbes Museum in Charleston. Max has organized an amazing gala opening for an exhibit of a genuine eighteenth century Chinese teahouse, and the crème de la crème of Charleston society is invited.In the exotic garden staged in the museum's rotunda, a Chinese dragon dances to the beat of drums as it weaves through the crowd. The guests are serenaded by a Chinese violin as they sample an assortment of tempting bites. <P>And to give them a memento of the occasion, there's even a photo booth. But Theodosia makes a grim discovery behind the booth's curtains: the body of museum donor Edgar Webster.While Theodosia prefers tea service over the service of justice, this case is difficult to ignore--especially after Max becomes a suspect. Now she must examine the life of the fallen philanthropist and find out who really wanted him to pay up...INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!
Jay F. Hemdal's introduction to miniature aquariums (essentially home aquariums that contain 8 gallons, or 30 liters, of water or less) begins with choosing a mini-aquarium from the many options available today and getting started with the right equipment (lighting, filters, heaters, decorations, and so forth). <P><P>The author offers step-by-step instructions for installing the mini-aquarium and establishing the biological filtration system as well as maintaining the tank. Mini-Aquariums devotes a chapter to water, giving sound advice on water changes, sea water, maintaining the necessary chemical levels, and water quality. Deciding the contents of the mini-aquarium-tropical fish, plants, corals, and invertebrates---is looked at in two chapters devoted to marine mini-aquariums and freshwater mini-aquariums. There is also a special chapter on mini-container ponds and mini-ecosystems. Resources and glossary included.
A must-have for any weekend bartender or mixologist! This bundle of four great cocktail books spans the entire Mini Bar series and includes: Vodka, Whiskey, Rum, and Tequila. Each is filled with more than 50 traditional and original recipes that pack a punch. Find recipes for a Traditional Southern-Style Mint Julep, the Perfect Manhattan, a Fig Leaf Fizz, a sophisticated Martini, and even a Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri. Each title in this bundle describes the history and distinct characteristics of its particular alcohol.
Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family's food on just a quarter acre--and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more. Because self-suf?ciency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.
When Brett Markham published a small black and white handbook about how to run a successful mini farm-he never dreamed how popular the book would soon become. In 2010 Skyhorse Publishing Inc. published Brett's book in full color with over a hundred of the author's own photographs-and Mini Farming became an instant bestseller spawning four additional Mini Farming books on everything from fermenting to composting. Now for the first time all 5 Mini Farming titles are collected together in one massive volume:Mini FarmingMaximizing Your Mini FarmMini Farming Guide to CompostingMini Farming Guide to Vegetable GardeningMini Farming Guide to FermentingLearn how to make your own compost, save seeds, start a compost pile, ferment your own wine, get the most out of your vegetable garden-and more! And all on just ¼ acre or less. Learn why tens of thousands of readers across North America have chosen Mini Farming for all their self sufficiency needs. This is the must have guide for any farmer-whether they're beginners or experienced mini farmers looking for new ideas.
Composting has never been easier--learn how to incorporate Brett Markham's amazing composting techniques to maximize your vegetable output, increase your self-sufficiency, and be kind to the ecosystem. Brett Markham, author <
Brett Markham, author of Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre, explains how to ferment just about anything you can grow, and reminds us that gourmet cheeses, fancy vinegars, and store-bought wines can be expensive--making your own can not only be fun but will save money. Learn to make sourdough or experiment with making wine using a countertop juice machine. Inside you'll find recipes and instructions with checklists, extensive tables, measurements, and 150 of the author's own photographs.
Make the most of your vegetable garden with Brett Markham, author Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre. This comprehensive new handbook covers everything you need to know about maximizing and harvesting the best vegetables you can possibly produce. With each chapter addressing a different vegetable, you'll learn tips and tricks about varietal selection, nutritional merits, how to begin, special hints for growing, and how to deal with particular pests and diseases, plus one or two creative recipes to get you started. With over 150 of Markham's own photographs guiding you every step of the way, you'll find this an honest, straightforward guide and a must-have for any vegetable mini-farmer.
Bestselling author Brett Markham's new handbook gives us the mini farming basics along with in-depth tips on vegetable gardening, fermenting, composting, and self-sufficiency in a handy new format and design. Includes: Soil management and making your own fertilizer Crop rotation and cover cropping Composting Seed starting and timing/planning Raised beds and pest management Pvc trellising and planting spacers Raising chickens, making your own chicken plucker, and butchering Growing fruit/nut trees and vines Food preservation (canning and freezing) Fermenting wine, vinegar and cheeseWith the full color photographs that made the original Mini Farming so popular, and step by step drawings, projects, graphs, and tables, you'll have everything you need for your new or established mini farm at your fingertips. So dive in a learn how to begin and cultivate your own mini farm on less than a quarter acre.
Finally, a cookbook that revolves around the one ingredient we all know and love--ketchup! Filled with more than 30 recipes featuring America's favorite condiment, The Mini Ketchup Cookbook also includes fun facts and practical tips on using ketchup to make the best recipes ever like meatloaf and macaroni salad.
TINY HANDHELD TREATS, GIANT MOUTHWATERING FLAVORSThe flaky crust and delectable filling of traditional pie in the ultimate grab-and-go, fun-sized desserts-mini pies! Do you love the taste of pie but prefer the cute size of a cupcake? Then toss the pie pan, grab your muffin tin and open this book. With delicious recipes, easy-to-follow instructions and stunning color photographs, Mini Pies provides everything you need to bake these adorable miniature desserts with professional results.Featuring gourmet recipes for a range of fruit, custard, nut and savory delights, Mini Pies serves up hold in-your-hand, single-serving versions of all your favorites, as well as the authors' all-new creations, including: Apple Cherry Strawberry Pumpkin Key Lime Lemon Meringue Chocolate Cream Bourbon Pecan Honey and Pine Nut Dilled Spinach Quiche Onion, Olive and Thyme TartWhether you are baking a single batch to have around the house for your family or making a collection of different mini pies to offer guests at your next party, this book is packed with tips, tricks and techniques for creating crowd-pleasing mini pies. The authors guide you step-by-step through making the perfect crust, plus graham cracker, vegan, shortbread and gluten-free variations.
Becky Brandon thinks that having a daughter is a dream come true: a shopping friend for life! But two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping. The toddler creates havoc everywhere she goes, from Harrods to her own christening. Her favorite word is "Mine!" and she's even trying to get into eBay! On top of everything else, Becky and Luke are still living with her parents (the deal on house #4 has fallen through), when suddenly there's a huge nationwide financial crisis. With people having to cut back, Becky decides to throw a surprise party for Luke to cheer everyone up. But when costs start to spiral out of control, she must decide whether to accept help from an unexpected source--and therefore run the risk of hurting the person she loves. Will Becky be able to pull off the celebration of the year? Will she and Luke ever find a home of their own? Will Minnie ever learn to behave? And . . . most important . . . will Becky's secret wishes ever come true?BONUS: This edition contains a sneak peek into all of the Shopaholic novels.
The compact version of the Bull Terrier, this Miniature offers all the fire and fearlessness of his bigger brother in a more manageable, portable package. The Miniature Bull Terrier is a happy, friendly dog that thrives in an active family where he serves as an affectionate companion and courageous watchdog. Although smaller than the Standard Bull Terrier, the Miniature Bull Terrier is stronger, pound for pound, a true mighty Mini! Like all of the members of the Terrier Group, the Miniature Bull Terrier is intelligent and independent, capable of making his own decisions, sometimes despite his owner's directives. No doubt the Mini will keep his owners laughing; few breeds can compete with the Mini's entertaining and fun-loving disposition. For the family seeking an amenable, amusing canine pal, the Miniature Bull Terrier fits the bill in a big way!