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Kay Samson is fresh out of business school and has a job as a junior executive-or so she thinks. But the job turns out to be something else: a bizarre game of erotic high-finance business deals. Although it starts off innocently, with just a little teasing, the game draws her in deeper with each new deal, and thrills her more than she could ever imagine. Who would have thought that her brains and her beauty could work together so powerfully? Kays partner in this game is Dan Avery, the handsome CEO of the company. The two of them might seem like a perfect match, but neither wants to get romantically involved. Dan has a history of bad relationships, and refuses to wreck the game by having another bitter breakup. Kay is wary of men, who always lust for her looks and never care about whats inside. Besides, theyre both having too much fun manipulating unsuspecting businessmen. But with all the sexually-charged business deals going on, how long can they keep the game going and stay out of trouble? . . ". a fun read with touches of humour, sexual suspense and a peek into the secret world of city-slick dealers and fast wheelers. " -Romance Reviews Magazine "If you are tired of reading the same CEO and Average-Girl plot over and over again, then this book is for you . . . hilarious and pretty steamy at times. " -The Romance Review . . ". absolutely invigorating and refreshing. . . . I never wanted it to end. " -Liezels Book Blog . . ". a suspense filled contemporary romance, which will keep your interest until the last page is turned. . . If you enjoy a sizzling read, with a plot twist or two then Executive Sweet is a must have for your reading library. Sage Ardman is definitely an author on the rise. " -HEA Romances with a Little KICK . . ". makes the ordinarily dull sounding business world fun, dangerous, and sexy. " -Adrias Book Blog
This book helps the CEO, CFO, CIO, technology consultants, and newly promoted IT directors effectively navigate the Whitewaters of IT. For the CEO and CFO, this book offers an opportunity to learn how to choose and work with an IT leader. More importantly, they will learn the right questions to ask and the appropriate level of oversight necessary to ensure that IT becomes a competitive advantage for the company or, at a minimum, a well-run internal service department. For the CIO and IT management, this book offers an opportunity to more effectively lead IT as a member of the senior management team and as the operating head of the IT business within the business. In summary, this book is important reading. It offers practical, real-world insight and pragmatic no-nonsense approaches for people who have a stake in corporate IT. In today's rapidly changing and highly competitive environment, the more effectively you exploit and manage IT in your business, the more successful your company will be.
Flynn Maddox, The driven vice president of Maddox Communications, thought he was over his ex-wife, Renee. But when he learned that they were still married--and that she was trying to have his baby--he realized he had never stopped wanting her. it was time to put his fierce negotiating skills to good use. He would give her the baby she so desperately wanted. . . but not without getting her to sign off on some terms of his own.
Damien Trent's time for revenge was at hand. The Australian businessman had bided his time, waiting for Gabrielle Kane to return. She'd dared to leave his bed years ago without a word. . . but now she needed him if she was to save her family's company. And Damien would lend his help. . . but his price was Gabrielle's hand in marriage. With five years of waiting behind him, Damien had no plans on making this a marriage in name only.
If you're faced with wrapping up the affairs of a loved one who has died, you may feel overwhelmed by all the work ahead -- especially when you're grieving. But with the right legal and practical information, you can do it. The Executor's Guide will help you make progress one step at a time by assisting you in navigating an unfamiliar land of legal procedures and terminology -- all while saving you time and money. It explains how to: prepare for the job of executor or trustee take your first steps claim life insurance, Social Security and other benefits make sense of a will what to do if there is no will determine whether probate is necessary care for children and their property file taxes deal with family members handle trusts look up your state's laws work with lawyers, appraisers, accountants and other experts This edition has been updated to include expanded information on dealing with online accounts, as well as tables outlining key points of each state's laws, the latest information on estate taxes, and worksheets that help you stay organized and on track.
The Executor's Guide shows someone who's wrapping up a loved one's matters how to proceed, step by step. It explains what must be done right away and what can wait, and guides readers through a land of unfamiliar legal procedures and terminology. It covers: * preparing for the job of executor or trustee * the first steps to take * claiming life insurance, Social Security and other benefits * making sense of a will * what to do if there is no will * how to determine whether probate is necessary * caring for children and their property * taxes * an overview of probate court proceedings * dealing with family members * handling simple trusts * looking up your state's laws * working with lawyers, appraisers, accountants and other experts The book contains tables that outline key points of each state's laws, the latest information on the new estate tax laws, and helpful worksheets.
"A great and calamitous sequence of arguments with the universe: poignant, terrifying, ludicrous, and brilliant. The Exegesis is the sort of book associated with legends and madmen, but Dick wasn't a legend and he wasn't mad. He lived among us, and was a genius."--Jonathan Lethem. Based on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and story sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick is the magnificent and imaginative final work of an author who dedicated his life to questioning the nature of reality and perception, the malleability of space and time, and the relationship between the human and the divine. Edited and introduced by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, this will be the definitive presentation of Dick's brilliant, and epic, final work. In The Exegesis, Dick documents his eight-year attempt to fathom what he called "2-3-74," a postmodern visionary experience of the entire universe "transformed into information." In entries that sometimes ran to hundreds of pages, Dick tried to write his way into the heart of a cosmic mystery that tested his powers of imagination and invention to the limit, adding to, revising, and discarding theory after theory, mixing in dreams and visionary experiences as they occurred, and pulling it all together in three late novels known as the VALIS trilogy. In this abridgment, Jackson and Lethem serve as guides, taking the reader through the Exegesis and establishing connections with moments in Dick's life and work. The e-book includes a sample chapter from A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick.
Offering fresh alternatives to common instructional practices that fail to get results, this accessible, highly practical guide highlights ways to motivate middle school students while enhancing content-area learning. Each chapter features an enlightening case study of a teacher whose current strategies are not supported by research; describes effective instructional alternatives, illustrated with concrete examples; and lists online resources and lesson examples. Emphasis is given to supporting critical engagement with texts and drawing on technology and new literacies. The book covers specific content areas-including science, social studies, math, and literature-as well as ways to teach oral literacy and writing across the curriculum.
This book is an introduction to aging and wellness and is an essential guide to creating exercise and wellness programs for older adults, regardless of age or physical challenge. The text provides a framework to help readers make the critical shift from expectations of decline to an age-neutral focus on maximizing functional ability.
Exercise Genomics encompasses the translation of exercise genomics into preventive medicine by presenting a broad overview of the rapidly expanding research examining the role of genetics and genomics within the areas of exercise performance and health-related physical activity. Leading researchers from a number of the key exercise genomics research groups around the world have been brought together to provide updates and analysis on the key discoveries of the past decade, as well as lend insights and opinion about the future of exercise genomics, especially within the contexts of translational and personalized medicine. Clinicians, researchers and health/fitness professionals will gain up-to-date background on the key findings and critical unanswered questions across several areas of exercise genomics, including performance, body composition, metabolism, and cardiovascular disease risk factors. Importantly, basic information on genomics, research methods, and statistics are presented within the context of exercise science to provide students and professionals with the foundation from which to fully engage with the more detailed chapters covering specific traits. Exercise Genomics will be of great value to health/fitness professionals and graduate students in kinesiology, public health and sports medicine desiring to learn more about the translation of exercise genomics into preventive medicine.
Fight the statistics of heart disease with an expert's help.Heart disease is the #1 health problem for both women and men in the United States. Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for heart disease and is linked to heart failure. Exercise is essential for a healthy heart, especially if you are at risk for or are recovering from heart disease.The latest book in the Hatherleigh Press "Exercises For" series, Exercises for Heart Health features an easy to follow exercise plan for both cardiac health and muscle strength. The book reviews the causes of heart disease, the affects of heart disease on your overall health and well being, and practical exercise routines for treatment. Exercises for Heart Health also features:* Up-to-date analyses of clinical treatments on heart disease* Daily exercise recommendations* A training log to track your progress. With clearly photographed exercises in easy-to-follow sequences and complete instructions, Exercises for Heart Health is a comprehensive visual resource. Written by Wiliam Smith, MS, NSCA, CSCS, MEPD, this book a useful, and possibly life-saving, reference to better health.
This lab manual represents by far the best collection of photos of rocks and minerals-and one of the best compilations of exercises-available. With exercises using maps, aerial photos, satellite imagery, and other materials, this classic manual encompasses all the major geologic processes as well as the identification of rocks and minerals. The book is very useful for lab courses in Physical Geology.
Bridging the gap between concepts derived from Second Law of Thermodynamics and their application to Engineering practice, the property exergy and the exergy balance can be a tool for analyzing and improving the performance of energy conversion processes. With the exergy analysis it is possible to evaluate the performance of energy conversion processes not only on a thermodynamics basis but also by including production costs and environmental aspects and impacts of the studied processes. This comprehensive approach of the use of energy has, as one of the most important feature, the identification of sustainable ways of energy resources utilization. Based on the fundamentals of the exergy concept, its calculation, graphical representations and exergy balances evaluation, Exergy: Production Cost And Renewability describes the application of detailed exergy and thermoeconomic analysis to power plants and polygeneration systems, petroleum production and refining plants (including hydrogen production), chemical plants, biofuel production routes, combined production of ethanol and electricity, aircraft systems design, environmental impact mitigation processes and human body behavior. The presented case studies aim at providing students, researchers and engineers with guidelines to the utilization of the exergy and thermoeconomic analysis to model, simulate and optimize real processes and industrial plants.
exit the groom... Child psychologist Gwen Traynor has learned the hard way that "perfect" men aren't always what they seem. After being dumped the night before her wedding, she's understandably wary of diving back into the dating pool. But when she meets Alex Coughlin, she's convinced her luck is changing. He's smart, handsome, funny -- an ideal rebound guy. She doesn't intend to fall in love with him, but scintillating dates and mind-blowing physical chemistry have a way of winning a girl over. enter the ex... Just as things are heating up with Alex, Gwen meets her newest patient -- a precocious preschooler whose chaotic soap opera-actress of a mother, Harmony, sounds an awful lot like one of Alex's crazy ex-girlfriends. Mostly because she is one of Alex's crazy ex-girlfriends. Unfortunately for Gwen, Harmony has a secret that plunges them all into a real-life daytime drama, complete with sex, lies, and Vegas elopements. With Harmony determined to reunite with Alex and Gwen's ex-fiancé begging for a second chance, only one thing is certain: New loves and old flames are an explosive combination.
Feeling fatigued? Wish you could have more get-up-and-go? If you're like millions of Americans, you get home from a long day with barely enough energy to lift the remote control. But with Laura Stack's comprehensive plan, you can regain your vitality in just three weeks. Let The Productivity Pro® help you eliminate the "energy bandits" from all aspects of your life--from your diet and your work schedule to your environment and your relationships--so you can start living in a way that will boost your energy. Focusing on simple changes that make a huge difference, The Exhaustion Cure presents manageable ways to: Cut down on "energy bandits" and fill up on "energy boosters. " Stop relying on caffeine, cigarettes and other substances to keep you going. Avoid letting negative situations or people control your thoughts and actions. Sneak in time for fitness during the busiest days. Accomplish your goals and find more time to devote to your family. LAURA STACK, MBA, CSP, is a personal productivity expert and the author of Leave the Office Earlier and Find More Time. As a professional speaker, she helps workers Leave the Office Earlier® with Maximum Results in Minimum TimeTM. Laura is the president of The Productivity Pro®, Inc., an international time management company whose clients include Microsoft, GM, Time Warner, Lockheed Martin, and Bank of America.
At a full-dress reenactment of the battle of Yorktown in Williamsburg, Virginia, Frank Hardy's friend falls in battle--killed in cold blood! Following a centuries-old trail of treachery, deceit, and betrayal, Nancy, Frank, and Joe uncover one major mystery.
The youngest cop on the LAPD's force will get a baptism of blood and fire he will never forget. Panic on the streets. An international hit man no one can stop, not even the governments he threatens.
"Stunning. . . . The danger reaches a frightening pitch."--Rocky Mountain News "Mina offers us a complex plot with a shocking ending, all told in an amazingly original voice." -Cleveland Plain Dealer. "This is a terrific book." - Dallas Morning News. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Trying to escape her own troubled past and the memories of her lover's murder, Maureen O'Donnell finds refuge working as a counselor at a shelter for battered women. When the body of shelter resident Ann Harris washes up on the banks of the Thames River two weeks later, Maureen vows to discover what happened and to prove that Ann's husband is not to blame. Taking her search to London, Maureen soon encounters disturbing truths about Ann's hidden past - including a secret that has Maureen fighting for her life. "Atmospheric, intense, and full of the disturbing flavor of inner-city lowlife." -Guardian. "Reads like a slap in the face - and a kick in the ribs and a fist in the stomach ... like its powerful predecessor, Garnethill." - New York Times Book Review.
From a variety of masterfully rendered perspectives, these six stories depict people at painful odds with the world around them. A wife can only surrender to a desert night by betraying her husband. An artist struggles to honor his own aspirations as well as society's expectations of him. A missionary brutally converted to the worship of a tribal fetish is left with but an echo of his identity. Whether set in North Africa, Paris, or Brazil, the stories in Exile and the Kingdom are probing portraits of spiritual exile, and man's perpetual search for an inner kingdom in which to be reborn. They display Camus at the height of his powers. Now, on the 50th anniversary of the book's publication, Carol Gasman's new translation recovers a literary treasure for our time. Albert Camus won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.
These six stories, written at the height of Camus' artistic powers, all depict people at decisive, revelatory moments in their lives. Translated by Justin O'Brien.
In Exile, the book #14 of Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series, The Striga, former dragon owl from the Middle Kingdom beyond the Unnamed Sea, has come to stay at the great tree. He has earned the trust of all by saving Bell, Soren's owlet, from Nyra, and he grows daily closer to the young king Coryn, with whom he seems to share a strange bond.
Sophie befriends the mythical Alicorn--and puts her mysterious powers to the test--in this enchanting sequel to "Keeper of the Lost Cities." Sophie is settling in nicely to her new home and her new life in the world of the lost cities. And it helps that living at Havenfield means getting to spend time with rare, precious species--including the first female Alicorn, who shows herself to Sophie and trusts no one but her. Sophie is tasked with helping to train the magical creature so that the Alicorn can be revealed to the people of the lost cities as a sign of hope, and Sophie wants to believe that the recent drama and anguish is gone for good. But the secrets buried deep in Sophie's memories remain, and before long before she's back in incredible danger, risking everything to find the answers to questions that could save not only her life, but the life of someone close to her...
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