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Set in an utterly original world where enchantment is worked by singing, "The Singer of All Songs" is the first title in a new fantasy trilogy.
Take your voice to the next level and grow as a performerWhether you're a beginning vocalist or a seasoned songster, Singing for Dummies makes it easy for you to achieve your songbird dreams. This practical guide gives you step-by-step instructions and lots of helpful tips, hints, vocal exercises, reminders, and warnings for both men and women, including advice on the mechanics of singing, discovering your singing voice, developing technique, singing in performance, maintaining vocal health, and performing like a pro. This Second Edition is an even greater resource with additional vocal exercises, new songs, and information on the latest technology and recording devices.Covers comprehensive singing techniques, finding one's pitch, the importance of posture and breath control, and taking care of one's voice Discover how to sing alone or with accompaniment The updated CD features new tracks and musical exercises, as well as demonstrations of popular technique, scales and pitch drills, and practice songs for singers of all levels Singing for Dummies, Second Edition contains all the information, practices, techniques, and expert advice you need to hone your vocal skills with ease!Note: DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. These materials are available for download upon purchase.
In this complete and sequential program students will embark on a fantastic journey into the wonderful world of musicianship and discover many musical adventures.
Kate is hired to protect a politician who is running for office. Murder follows
Making the doctor his bridePenhally Bay is a world away from everythingDr. Eloise Hayden knows. But this forensic specialisthas come to Cornwall's coast to find justice.Gorgeous police inspector Lachlan D'Ancey partners with Eloise on the case and finds himself mesmerized by this stunning Australian. But he fears that his daughter will become embroiled in the investigation. He can't stand in the way of justice, but he's torn between his duty to his career, his duty to his only child and a newfound duty to the woman he's falling in love with.Eloise soon realizes that the single dad needs her help-together, they may be able to find an answer. Only then can Lachlan ask Eloise the most important question of all....
There are only two things Brett McQuire cares about: raising his son and keeping the law in Applegate, North Carolina. Then Samantha Weston moves to town, stirring up the locals and putting him to the test. . . as a cop, a father and a man. He's pretty darn sure the alluring llama trekker isn't who she seems. But once he uncovers the secret that's got her on the run, can he keep Samantha--the woman he wants more than anything to stay--from fleeing yet again?
The Cowboy's Second Chance With the town's busiest sales weekend on the horizon, store owner Keeley North is desperate to find help. So when Connor Rafferty walks through her door, he's an unlikely answer to her prayers. The former rodeo star may be a fish out of water in her shop, but he can rise to any challenge. And right now he's set his sights on finding the son he hasn't seen in five years. Keeley can't risk her heart on a scarred cowboy who's searching for something more. But if she can convince him to look beyond the mistakes of his past, Connor may get a second chance to have it all.
Once they'd shared an unforgettable encounter, but Ciara Caldwell had disappeared into the night, leaving Bryce Ashland with no clue to her identity. He still remembered his mystery woman's face, but now Bryce was a bachelor dad who didn't have time for any female-except his baby girl. Then Ciara unexpectedly landed on his doorstep as his daughter's new nanny, and the fortress around the brooding widower's hardened heart broke wide open. Ciara was the stand-in mother Bryce had dreamed of for baby Carolina-but Ciara's skill as caregiver wasn't all he wanted from her. He ached to share her bed again. . . ;and again. But could he risk his heart-with everything to lose, but so much to gain?
The unsolved case that once tore a sheriff's town apart had resurfaced, threatening both his baby girl and a beautiful witness... When two children go missing, every parent's worst fear becomes Sheriff Cooper Sloane's reality. The single father doesn't have a minute to waste, and only a single lead: Kendall Rush. Her return to Timberline stirs up a lot of town chatter, since she was at the center of a similar case twenty-five years ago. Despite Kendall's tragic past, Cooper is more than willing to play the bad guy. But he couldn't prepare himself for her vulnerability, or determination. As the kidnapper's taunts turn horrific, Cooper and Kendall must stop this sick game before it hits even closer to home...
Marie Bostwick weaves the unforgettable story of four very different women whose paths cross, changing their lives forever. . . Its a long way from Fort Worth, Texas, to New Bern, Connecticut, yet it only takes a day in the charming Yankee town to make Evelyn Dixon realize shes found her new home. The abrupt end of her marriage was Evelyns wake-up call to get busy chasing her dream of opening a quilt shop. Finding a storefront is easy enough; starting a new life isnt. Little does Evelyn imagine it will bring a trio like Abigail Burgess, her niece Liza, and Margot Matthews through her door. . . Troubled and angry after her mothers death, Liza threatens to embarrass her Aunt Abigail all over town unless she joins her for quilting classes. A victim of downsizing at the peak of her career, Margot hopes an event hosted by the quilt shop could be a great chance to network--and keep from dying of boredom. . . As they stitch their unique creations, Evelyn, Abigail, Liza, and Margot form a sisterhood they never sought--but one that theyll be grateful for when the unexpected provides a poignant reminder of the single thread that binds us all. . .
If you're one of the 25 million single women over the age of 45 living in the United States today, AARP's The Single Woman's Guide to Retirement is your new best friend. Walking you through the challenges of retired or pre-retired life, from managing your finances to staying healthy in body, mind, and spirit, dealing with divorce, and even looking for love or work, the book covers the issues that really matter to you. Whether you're looking for a retirement home or planning a cruise, this book is packed with specific details to help take the guesswork out of retirement. Author and retirement expert Jan Cullinane has gathered real-life stories from women just like you to illustrate your options and give you fresh new ideas about how to make the most of your retirement years.
Your Mind Can't Be Two Places at Once Too many of us have become addicted to the popular, enticing, dangerously misleading drug of multitasking. Devora Zack was once hooked herself. But she beat it and became more efficient, and you can too. Zack marshals convincing neuroscientific evidence to prove that you really can't do more by trying to tackle several things at once--it's an illusion. There is a better way to deal with all the information and interruptions that bombard us today. Singletasking explains exactly how to clear and calm your mind, arrange your schedule and environment, and gently yet firmly manage the expectations of people around you so that you can accomplish a succession of tasks, one by one--and be infinitely more productive. Singletasking is the secret to success and sanity.
Excellent resource for those with monocular vision. This is perhaps the single best source of information for those who have lost sight in one eye, as well as for anyone who must lend support to, or who simply wants to better understand the unique challenges and opportunities of, those facing life with a "singular view."
Sixteen-year-old twins Harry and Barry stumble across a gateway to another universe, where a distortion in time and space causes a dramatic change in their competitive relationship.
Racing cars! Mystery! Adventure! These elements combine to give Frank and Joe Hardy one of the most dangerous and intriguing cases of their careers. It all starts when their father, Fenton Hardy, is engaged by an experimental race car and motor designer to investigate a series of mysterious accidents. Three of his drivers have crashed because the windshields of their cars were suddenly crazed, thus cutting off forward vision. Frank and Joe uncover one slim clue. Each of the drivers had seen a signpost marked danger shortly before his accident. The young detectives investigate, only to discover that the signposts have vanished. What happened to them? And what sinister purpose did they serve. The attempted theft of a secret experimental motor and the kidnapping of a famous race horse are part of this thrilling case, which proves to be as sinister as the signposts themselves.
Mom had just left the kitchen, and I returned to my homework. I had my nose in a book, and was double-checking the answers on my math paper. We were going to have a quiz today. Ug. I felt a light tickling on my ankle, and I looked down. It was a spider! Not a big one, mind you--but that didn't matter. It was a spider, and it was crawling on me.
Spooky twists and soaring prose make this foodie update on Hansel and Gretel an unforgettable must-read. Lorelei is bowled over by Splendid Academy--Principal Trapp encourages the students to run in the hallways, the classrooms are stocked with candy dishes, and the cafeteria serves lavish meals featuring all Lorelei's favorite foods. But the more time she spends at school, the more suspicious she becomes. Why are her classmates growing so chubby? And why do the teachers seem so sinister? It's up to Lorelei and her new friend Andrew to figure out what secret this supposedly splendid school is hiding. What they discover chills their bones--and might even pick them clean! Mix one part magic, one part mystery, and just a dash of Grimm, and you've got the recipe for a cozy-creepy read that kids will gobble up like candy.
Combing through millennia of South Asia's vast and diverse literature, David discovers that yogis are usually portrayed as wonder-workers or sorcerers who use their dangerous supernatural abilities which can include raising the dead, possession, and levitation to acquire power, money, and sexual gratification.
TEAM JASMINE or TEAM RACHEL? Bestselling and award-winning novelists Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley bring their favorite heroines together in a novel that will delight their legions of fans. Jasmine Larson Bush and Rachel Jackson Adams are not your typical first ladies. But they've overcome their scandalous and drama-filled pasts to stand firmly by their husbands' sides. When a coveted position opens up--president of the American Baptist Coalition-- both women think their husbands are perfect for the job. And winning the position may require both women to get down and dirty and revert to their old tricks. Just when Jasmine and Rachel think they're going to have to fight to the finish, the current first lady of the coalition steps in . . . a woman bigger, badder, and more devious than either of them. Double the fun with a message of faith, Sinners & Saints will delight readers with two of their favorite characters from two of their favorite authors.
Owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth, Betsy Devonshire must help clear Jan Henderson's name when her wealthy aunt is found dead, courtesy of a double-zero knitting needle. Just like the kind Jan knits with. And an embroidered map of Lake Minnetonka, found among the aunt's effects, could lead Betsy to a buried treasure-or to a secret that someone would kill to keep buried.
Revenge never tasted so sweet . . . When Clayton Campbell shows up on her doorstep, Olivia Swift is stunned. For long ago, Clayton was the boy who stole her heart. He's also the man her betrayal had sent to the gallows. A man she believed dead, now standing before her, looking leaner, harder, more powerful than ever, his haunted eyes filled with a lust she had never seen--for vengeance . . . Or burned so hot . . . He has more than once faced death and escaped unscathed. Yet Clayton Campbell cannot deny that the sight of Olivia rouses in him something more than a thirst for revenge. Or that the bold beauty would lure him once more into a dangerous game. Only this time, Clayton plans to be the victor-- with the tempting Olivia in his bed as his prize. But once passion ignites between them, the hard-hearted agent will face his greatest battle yet-- for his heart . . .
Mike Stewart's first novel introduces Tom McInnes, an Alabama attorney who investigates his brother's murder, only to uncover secrets that can kill.
COLLATERAL DAMAGE The survivors of postnuclear America struggle against the free fall into anarchy and barbarism. Hot lead keeps people sharp, but it's the fire within that keeps them alive. Ryan Cawdor and his band roam Deathlands searching for somewhere to call home. Until then, it's survival at all cost. LINE OF ATTACK New Hampshire is rich with big game, more than enough to feed Ryan and his hungry companions. But claims to a fallen elk get ugly and Ryan is forced to chill another hunter, the self-proclaimed king of the Granite Highlands, over the meat. Soon the hunters become the hunted as the dead man's widow gives chase, armed with predark tanks and heavy artillery. As the kill zone widens across cannibal-ridden lava fields, Ryan and his group search for leverage in the merciless landscape.
Spong, an Episcopal bishop, shares his views on Bible passages that have been wrongly used to discriminate or oppress. He asserts that such interpretations distort the truth of Christianity and do not accurately represent God's love.
Family Tree Mysteries #2 "Old family histories and...secrets, combined with smooth, suspenseful writing, make this a new series a reading pleasure!" -Margaret Maron Katharine Murray is a typical Atlanta housewife, but she's far from ordinary. She's found a fascinating distraction from her empty nest in researching family history and genealogy. And it seems that she can put her genealogy-sleuth skills to work, helping her friend Dr. Flo Gadney, a retired professor, track down her own family tree. Their search takes them to an old graveyard on an island off the coast of Georgia--just as greedy local patriarch Burch Bayard is about to start building sparkly new McMansions all over the island--including the gravesite--a property scheme that would literally bury any local history. But as they hunt for clues to Flo's past, the two friends soon realize that the islanders are trying to keep Flo's connection to Bayard Island dead and buried along with her ancestors! The mysterious murder of a combative local confirms their suspicions, forcing the women to embark on a dangerous chase to unravel the truth. Together, Katherine and Flo will dig up more than Georgia dirt, unearthing secrets to the island's history that could make the whole town crumble.
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