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#57 STARFLEET CORPS OF ENGINEERS Centuries ago, the S.S. Mariposa transported two sets of colonists -- one a "back-to-nature" group called the Bringloidi, the other a collection of scientists -- to new worlds. Over a decade ago, the Starship Enterprise brought the colonies back together as a solution to two problems -- the Bringloidi had lost their home to solar flares, and the Mariposans faced a breeding crisis brought about by their use of cloning. However, the union has not been as fruitful as Captain Picard had hoped, and now the S.C.E. team of the U.S.S. da Vinci has been called in to solve the Mariposans problem -- but will the solution be even worse than the problem? OUT OF THE COCOON
On the night of her cousin's bachelorette party, Celia Henry meets the man of her dreams. Geologist Luke Gaines is smart, handsome-and pleasures her in ways she's only dreamed about. He's the perfect antidote to her sexual dry spell, even if they only have a one-night stand.Six months later, however, Luke returns-changed. He's survived a cave exploration gone horribly wrong...and learned the truth about the creatures hiding in the darkness. Now he hunts the monsters that torment him, finding solace only in Celia's bed and the explosive passion they still share. But will their love be enough to make Luke stay with Celia, or will his mission draw him away for good?
The final book in the Legions of Fire trilogy.
harry turtledove's rousing saga of a fantastic world at war, which began in Into the Darkness and continued through Darkness Descending, Through the Darkness, Rulers of the Darkness, and Jaws of Darkness, draws to its climactic conclusion in Out of the Darkness. As the Derlavaian War rages into its last and greatest battles, allied nations maneuver for positions against each other in a postwar world. But before that time can come, the forces of Algarve, Unkerlant, and their allies must clash a final time, countering army with army and battle magic with ever-more-powerful battle magic. In the midst of it all, the people the war has battered and reshaped must struggle to face their greatest individual challenges, as loves are shattered and found, terrible crimes avenged... and some journeys end forever. And the end of the war may not bring peace ..."
It is 1087 and William Rufus has just ascended the throne; England lies under a harsh new militaristic regime. Rebellion is in the air and, in the shadows, secrets are muttered that men will kill for. On her sister's wedding day, Lassair meets an attractive and enigmatic stranger who brings a breath of the glamorous and fascinating outside world to her backwater Fenland village. Young and confident, when Lassair is asked to use her unique talents to help locate a mysterious treasure she accepts with barely a hesitation - despite the grave consequences should the mission be discovered. But after a night-time march across East Anglia, Lassair begins to understand the danger she is in. For this is no ordinary treasure hunt; the object of the perilous search is five hundred years old and has a terrifying power of its own . . .
Michael Servetus is one of those hidden figureheads of history who is remembered not for his name, but for the revolutionary deeds that stand in his place. Both a scientist and a freethinking theologian, Servetus is credited with the discovery of pulmonary circulation in the human body as well as the authorship of a polemical masterpiece that cost him his life. The Chrisitianismi Restituto, a heretical work of biblical scholarship, written in 1553, aimed to refute the orthodox Christianity that Servetus' old colleague, John Calvin, supported. After the book spread through the ranks of Protestant hierarchy, Servetus was tried and agonizingly burned at the stake, the last known copy of the Restitutio chained to his leg. Servetus's execution is significant because it marked a turning point in the quest for freedom of expression, due largely to the development of the printing press and the proliferation of books in Renaissance Europe. Three copies of the Restitutio managed to survive the burning, despite every effort on the part of his enemies to destroy them. As a result, the book became almost a surrogate for its author, going into hiding and relying on covert distribution until it could be read freely, centuries later. Out of the Flames tracks the history of this special work, examining Servetus's life and times and the politics of the first information during the sixteenth century. Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone follow the clandestine journey of the three copies through the subsequent centuries and explore its author's legacy and influence over the thinkers that shared his spirit and genius, such as Leibniz, Voltaire, Rousseau, Jefferson, Clarence Dorrow, and William Osler. Out of the Flames is an extraordinary story providing testament to the power of ideas, the enduring legacy of books, and the triumph of individual courage.
Trish decides that if she doesn't win Firefly's next race, she'll quit the racing scene altogether. When Trish's chemistry tutor offers her some pills "to help her think better", she almost gives in, but resolves that as her father found strength in a greater power, so must she. And, in her moment of victory, Trish realizes she has won the most important race of all.
Following her wildly popular Callahan Brothers trilogy, national bestselling author JoAnn Ross begins the sparkling Stewart Sisters trilogy with this fun, sexy riff on the classic movie To Catch a Thief-- with a Scottish twist!Lily Stewart is busy planning the summer Highland Games at her family's Great Smoky Mountain resort. So the last thing she needs is some arrogant, demanding Scotsman-- no matter how sexy-- arriving to film the annual festival. It's bad enough that he's constantly interrupting her days -- but even worse that he's tempting her to rev up her nights with a Highland fling. Filmmaker Ian MacDougall MacKenzie is actually there to steal back the Brooch of Lorn, which has gone back and forth between the Stewarts and the MacDougalls ever since it was ripped from Robert the Bruce's tartan in 1306. But when Ian realizes Lily has stolen his heart, he wonders whether love can prevail once she discovers he's been deceiving her all along...
An insightful and touching collection of real life experiences of children in the 1970 and 1980's before the level of acceptance for gay, lesbian and transgendered family's had developed. They each touch on their struggles and the secrecy they often had to keep along with the life lessons of human understanding and pride that often came from those challenges. The book also includes references and resources for additional reading and support.
Is it really over? Elizabeth Wakefield never wants to see Tom Watts again. She's even left SVU! Elizabeth loves her new job as a reporter for the Sweet Valley Gazette. But now that Tom's out of her sight, she can't get him out of her mind! Todd Wilkins is in a state of shock following the tragic death of Gin-Yung Suh. Will his grief lead him back to Elizabeth--or will it push him away? When detective Nick Fox is on the case, Jessica Wakefield isn't far behind. But if Nick can't keep his new assignment from her, will it be his last?
Star quarterback Bobby Framingham, one of the most talented high school football players in California, knows he's different from his teammates. They're like brothers, but they don't know one essential thing: Bobby is gay. <P> Can he still be one of the guys and be honest about who he is? When he's outed against his will by a student reporter, Bobby must find a way to earn back his teammates' trust and accept that his path to success might be more public, and more difficult, than he'd hoped. An affecting novel about identity that also delivers great sportswriting.
Two classic romances by #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Macomber are gathered together in this special two-in-one volume. Includes "Marriage Wanted: Groom" and "Laughter in the Rain."
Deep in the woods, a child with green-tinged skin and long matted hair awakens. She is Isabella Leland, daughter of a healer who was executed as a heretic some 300 years earlier. On her mother's death, Isabella was taken in by the crow people---faierie folk---who can manipulate space and time. The first time she returned to the real world, Catholics ruled England. Now, those who follow the pope are regarded with suspicion and shunned. When Isabella emerges from her hiding place, she's discovered by another outcast, Elizabeth Dyer, whose family follows the old ways. Elizabeth wants to befriend Isabella, but she has her own troubles. Her brother has brought home a priest in need of shelter. Hiding him is an act of treason, and his pursuers are closing in. Sarah Singleton has a gift for blending the seen and the unseen, the matter-of-fact and the magical, into a convincing whole. Here she offers a fast-paced plot---a cat-and-mouse game between hunter and hunted---while exploring questions about religious faith and fanaticism that will resonate with YA readers.
A WORLD AWAY She never imagined she'd have the courage to leave everything behind and travel to Africa. Then, touched by tragedy, Leslie Carpenter finds herself devastated and alone. The health clinic in rural Kenya needs her expertise and gives her a reason to live again. Because she knows she'll never love again. Leslie didn't count on being dependent on a man like Ben Murphy, the rugged bush pilot who shuttles her between villages. Ben scares her. She can see that he's in a dangerous line of work, with no respect for the law. Despite that, she also knows he's a good man. She really wants to trust him, to believe in a future together. Except learning his secrets may put her life at risk....
In this book, Lilith McLelland explores the truths and myths of Wicca. What Gods do Wiccans worship? Do Witches cast spells? Are they devil-worshipers? These are just some of the truths and myths McLelland tackles. She also highlights issues such as families and Wicca, discrimination, and things beginners should know.
"We recommend Patrick Carne's Out of the Shadows to every sex addict and codependent we treat.. This (book provides) a tremendously powerful experience, helping both sex addicts and codependents realize that they are not alone and not destined to eternally be at the mercy of the disease." - Dr. Ralph Earle and Dr. Gregory Crow, Lonely All the Time"<P> Out of the Shadows has become a guidebook for sufferers and counselors alike."- Roda Salter, Keene Sentinel <P> Sex is at the core of our identities. And when it becomes a compulsion, it can unravel our lives.Out of the Shadows is the premier work on this disorder, written by a pioneer in its treatment. Revised and updated to include the latest research-and to address the exploding phenomenon of cybersex addiction-this third edition identifies the danger signs, explains the dynamics, and describes the consequences of sexual addiction and dependency. With practical wisdom and spiritual clarity, it points the way out of the shadows of sexual compulsion and back into the light and fullness of life.
Adrift on an angry ocean, lovely young Gail must struggle to save her life...and the life of a man she doesn't know.
Ever since twelve-year-old Julie Marchen helped defeat the fairy-tale world of the Wild, life's been about as normal as it can be, for a girl whose brother is Puss-in-Boots and whose mom is Rapunzel. After nearly taking over her hometown, the Wild is safely back where it belongs: right under Julie's bed. Then it suddenly spits out Julie's dad--Rapunzel's prince--and things take a seriously enchanted turn. He's gallant, he's handsome, and he's totally clueless about life in the 21st century! (You try teaching a five-hundred year old prince how to text message.) When Julie's daring dad dashes off to save a kidnapped Sleeping Beauty, she must embark on a magical cross-country adventure to bring him home, protect the family secret, and while she's at it, save the world! Because if she fails, everyone will spend eternity in a fairy tale.
A writer finds himself trapped in an isolated village where anything imagined becomes reality in this wildly inventive contemporary fantasy Hoping to write his book in quiet and seclusion, Horton Smith has returned home to Pilot Knob. Here, in the tiny village where he passed so many carefree childhood years, he is untroubled by the pressures of the big city and can freely answer the call of his muse. Of course, back in the city Horton didn't have to run from dinosaurs. There were no cartoon hillbillies offering him moonshine, Don Quixote was content to confine himself to the pages of a book, and the Devil himself was not on Horton's tail. Something very, very unusual is going on in Pilot Knob, and Horton Smith is determined to get to the bottom of it--if his own imagination doesn't kill him first! In Out of Their Minds, science fiction Grand Master Clifford D. Simak changes gears, treating his readers to a delightfully satiric flight of fancy and fantasy. An award-winning author renowned for his remarkable visions of the future, Simak brings creatures and characters from humankind's collective imagination to breathtaking life in this fast-moving and unforgettable tale.
For 65 million years dinosaurs ruled the Earth--until a deadly asteroid forced their extinction. But what accounts for the incredible longevity of dinosaurs? A renowned scientist now provides a startling explanation that is rewriting the history of the Age of Dinosaurs. Dinosaurs were pretty amazing creatures--real-life monsters that have the power to fascinate us. And their fiery Hollywood ending only serves to make the story that much more dramatic. But fossil evidence demonstrates that dinosaurs survived several mass extinctions, and were seemingly unaffected by catastrophes that decimated most other life on Earth. What could explain their uncanny ability to endure through the ages? Biologist and earth scientist Peter Ward now accounts for the remarkable indestructibility of dinosaurs by connecting their unusual respiration system with their ability to adapt to Earth's changing environment--a system that was ultimately bequeathed to their descendants, birds. By tracing the evolutionary path back through time and carefully connecting the dots from birds to dinosaurs, Ward describes the unique form of breathing shared by these two distant relatives and demonstrates how this simple but remarkable characteristic provides the elusive explanation to a question that has thus far stumped scientists. Nothing short of revolutionary in its bold presentation of an astonishing theory, Out of Thin Air is a story of science at the edge of discovery. Ward is an outstanding guide to the process of scientific detection. Audacious and innovative in his thinking, meticulous and thoroughly detailed in his research, only a scientist of his caliber is capable of telling this surprising story.
The minute Arnie Simpson lays eyes on Ava Ward, he decides the MD after her name stands for Major Deviant. Her slender figure, white hair and unearthly intelligence make him want to lock limbs with her. Badly. If only he could be sure she wouldn't eat him in the morning. A seriously sexy rocket scientist is just what Ava wants for a lover. Unfortunately, Arnie doesn't use his immense brilliance. He tinkers with airplanes by day and her body by night. She'd let him tie her up and play with her forever if she could figure out what's tying down his mind. When their supercharged lovemaking attracts supernatural attention and when uncanny revelations come to light, they begin to wonder if their magical passion is totally insane or if it's simply out of this world.
I SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN BED<P> Um, so get this: Three weeks ago I, Rachel Bond, inherited a bed-and-breakfast. In Alaska. Just this morning I was in my warm bed in LA but now here I am, up north--and this is way north, like nosebleed north--sorting it all out. So:<P> PROS:<P> 1. Bears and wolves and moose and whatever else can't be any worse than LA guys.<P> 2. You know how people talk about "starving artists?" I'm gonna faint. So it's probably time for a change.<P> 3. My good friend Kellan--you'll like him, unlike moi he's calm and cool under pressure--suddenly has this animalistic sexiness I've never even seen before.<P> 4. Give me a minute. I think the "Cons" are going to be a lot easier.<P> CONS:<P> 1. ALASKA. Did I already mention this? Which means:<P> a. Snow--lots<P> b. Cold--very<P> c. Coffee shops, movie theaters, or what I like to think of as "culture"--not a chance<P> 2. I can't even manage my checkbook--so a B&B is probably going to be a disaster.<P> 3. The house chef can't cook, and the guide can't read a map.<P> 4. Kellan's sudden hotness is getting very hard to ignore.<P> 5. I just got hit by lightning.<P> And I'm not sure if this is a pro or a con just yet, but since that lightning bolt, I can see through everything. As in completely transparent. That was before things started to get really weird...
ONE LAST MISSION. When crisis looms and politics and red tape conspire against effective measures, the International Intelligence Agency plays its hidden hand. Now the spymasters of Room 59--dedicated, dangerous and willing to push the limit--get the green light to eradicate the threat. ONE LAST CHANCE. Room 59 agent Alex Tempest has a secret: a degenerative illness that may end his career as a field operative. But first he accepts one final mission. And ... it's personal. A research facility in China has built the ultimate biological weapon. Alex's job: infiltrate and destroy. His wife works at the biotech company's stateside lab, and Alex fears danger is poised to hit home. But when Alex is captured, his personal and professional worlds collide in a last, desperate gamble to stop ruthless masterminds from unleashing virulent, unstoppable death.
Someone plans to disrupt the 175th anniversary celebration of the Battle of the Alamo-and it's Alamo Ranger Susannah Jorgenson's job to stop the culprit. But that means partnering with Levi McDonall, who skipped town years ago with her heart. Levi's now a Texas Ranger, sworn to protect her at any cost, but Susannah knows she'll pay the price if she falls for him again. She has to stay focused on their goals-to eliminate the threat and solve the murder of Levi's captain. But an unknown killer is watching...ready to eliminate them.
Annie Lockwood exists; everyone admits it. Everyone has seen her. But only Strat insists that Miss Lockwood traveled one hundred years back in time to be with them in 1895. Now Strat is paying an enormous price: His father has declared him insane and had him locked away in an asylum. When Time calls Annie back to save Strat, she does not hesitate, even though her family is falling apart and desperately needs her. Can Annie save the boy she loves, or will her choice keep her a trespasser out of time?
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