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Courageous warlord Abdullah El Farrar has risen up from the humiliated regions of the oil-rich Near East, unleashing a stunning attack against the once-proud United States.
Back Cover: Behind every door is a life, and behind every life is a destiny. Destiny Junction could be your town. It could be my town. Like any town, behind its doors and storefronts and stained glass windows live and work men, women, and young people-all of whom thirst for the same thing, though most do not realize it. Personal stirrings are at work within hearts that no one can see. This is their story... a story about life and what it means... or what it ought to mean. Perhaps it's your story?
After waking on a beach with a mysterious serpent tattoo on her back, Destiny McCree attempts to untangle the secrets of her past--and opens up a world of magic, enchantment, and lust, in this first installment of a new series.
JANELLE TAYLOR, bestselling author of CHASE THE WIND, now brings us the thrilling story of an Indian maiden who has been trained as a warrior-and the Cheyenne brave who is everything she desires. . . and everything that is forbidden. By the age of twentythe maiden called Kionee can ride, fight and hunt better than most men. Yet with her lovely face concealed behind a mask, she feels a secrets loneliness-knowing she can never marry or know a lover's gentle touch. Until an extraordinary vision brings her face to face with Stalking Wolf, the sensual half-breed whose passion will set her free, yet whose love is forever denied her. Set against the majesticWyoming wilderness, this is the haunting tale of a woman caught between honor and desire. . . and of her gradual awakening to the bittersweet joys of love. Tender, moving, and richly romantic, DESTINEY MINE is Janelle Taylor's most unforgettable novel yet.
William W. Johnstone's Mountain Man series towers above the landscape of Western fiction, taking readers into the heart and soul of a man who once lived on the wrong side of the law--and now is willing to die for justice. Smoke Jensen was once the fastest draw in the West. He was also tired of taking on every tinhorn upstart out to make a reputation. So Jensen hung up his . 45s for good. Or so he thought. . . When A War Never Dies, A Soldier Never Rests. In the bush country of South Texas, Captain Richard King built a sprawling ranch called Santa Gertrudis. But at the end of the Civil War, while King was in Mexico, his ranch was raided by Union troops led by a sadistic killer who burned Santa Gertrudis to the ground--and slaughtered everyone on it. Thirty years later, King's land is about to run with blood once more. Former Union Captain Jack Brant has gotten out of prison and is raring to pick up his rampage where he left off. Called to Texas, mountain man Smoke Jensen is ready and willing to help King fight fire with fire. Brant isn't worried about Smoke Jensen--after all, what can one man do? He's about to find out. . .
By the author of Heart of the Wolf, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year "This delicious alpha hero will leave you wild for more." - Nicole North, author of Devil in a Kilt All she wants is the truth... Lelandi Wildhaven is determined to discover the truth about her beloved sister's mysterious death. But everyone thinks she's out to make a bid for her sister's widowed mate... He's a pack leader tormented by memories... Darien Silver blames himself for his mate's death. When her twin arrives in his town, he finds himself bewitched, and when someone attempts to silence her, he realizes that protecting the beautiful stranger might be the only way to protect his pack-and himself... PRAISE FOR TERRY SPEAR'S HEART OF THE WOLF: A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year "The vulpine couple's chemistry crackles off the page." Publishers Weekly "Centers on pack problems in a refreshingly straightforward way. The characters are well drawn and believable, which makes the contemporary plotline of love and life among the lupus garou seem, well, realistic." Romantic Times "A sensual, action-packed read that you won't want to miss." Shape Shifter Romance "Full of action, adventure, suspense, and romance- one of the best werewolf stories I've read!" Fallen Angel Reviews "A lively read that keeps the reader on their feet, and an excellent addition to the serious wolf-lover's library. When it comes to authenticity, this novel truly embodies the 'heart of the wolf'." Jennifer L. James, Montestruc, Book Fetish
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Ever After of Ella and Micha comes a story of scars, courage, and new possibilities . . . Luke Price's life has always been about order, control, and acting tough on the outside. For Luke, meaningless relationships are a distraction-a way to tune out the twisted memories of his childhood. He desperately wishes he could forget his past, but it haunts him no matter what he does.Violet Hayes has had a rough life. When she was young, she was left with no family and the memory of her parents' unsolved murders. She grew up in foster homes, living with irresponsible parents, drugs, and neglect, and trying to fight the painful memories of the night her parents were taken from her. But it's hard to forget when she never got closure-and she can't stop dreaming about what happened that tragic night. To make it through life, she keeps her distance from everyone and never allows herself to feel anything.Then Violet meets Luke. The two clash instantly, yet they can't seem to stay away from each other. Although they fight it, they both start to open up and feel things they've never felt before. They discover just how similar they are. But they also discover something else: The past always catches up with you . . .(88,000 words)
By the author of Heart of the Wolf, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year "This delicious alpha hero will leave you wild for more. " - Nicole North, author of Devil in a Kilt All she wants is the truth. . . Lelandi Wildhaven is determined to discover the truth about her beloved sister's mysterious death. But everyone thinks she's out to make a bid for her sister's widowed mate. . . He's a pack leader tormented by memories. . . Darien Silver blames himself for his mate's death. When her twin arrives in his town, he finds himself bewitched, and when someone attempts to silence her, he realizes that protecting the beautiful stranger might be the only way to protect his pack-and himself. . . PRAISE FOR TERRY SPEAR'S HEART OF THE WOLF: A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year "The vulpine couple's chemistry crackles off the page. " Publishers Weekly "Centers on pack problems in a refreshingly straightforward way. The characters are well drawn and believable, which makes the contemporary plotline of love and life among the lupus garou seem, well, realistic. " Romantic Times "A sensual, action-packed read that you won't want to miss. " Shape Shifter Romance "Full of action, adventure, suspense, and romance- one of the best werewolf stories I've read!" Fallen Angel Reviews "A lively read that keeps the reader on their feet, and an excellent addition to the serious wolf-lover's library. When it comes to authenticity, this novel truly embodies the 'heart of the wolf'. " Jennifer L. James, Montestruc, Book Fetish
Destiny Carlton is finally ready for a little sweet revenge.For twenty years Destiny Carlton has put family and duty ahead of her own hopes and dreams. Now with the orphaned nephews she raised grown and married, it's time for the once free-spirited artist to reinvent herself yet again, this time as a savvy businesswoman out for revenge. Her target-William Harcourt, a man she once loved, a man who now seems hell-bent on destroying her family's business.For William, going after Carlton Industries is a highstakes gamble. He's gotten Destiny's attention, but he's also infuriated her family. Now they stand firmly between him and his real goal-winning Destiny's heart.William has set the corporate game in motion, but suddenly he's playing by Destiny's rules. And when an unpredictable woman's fury has been unleashed, who knows what unexpected twists life might take?
In national bestselling author Beverly Jenkins' Destiny series, the Yates men play hard and live hard. And when they find that special woman, they fall hard . . .Noah Yates fully believes in the joys of a happy family and a good wife. But that's not the life for him. No, he would much rather sail the wild seas in search of adventure, not tied down. But then the unthinkable happens . . . he finds himself literally tied down. To a bed. By a woman.And Pilar isn't just an ordinary woman. She's descended from pirates. And after giving him one of the worst nights of his life, she steals his ship! Now Noah is on the hunt, and he'll stop at nothing to find this extraordinary woman . . . and make her his.
Dakota didn't claim to understand men. But she did know that Patrick was stubborn and angry and that he refused to let anyone, including his young daughter, get close. No woman had ever challenged Patrick so brazenly, and no little girl had ever seemed so in need of a family. Now only time would tell if their destiny lay with each other.
THEY CAN TALK THE TALK, BUT CAN THEY WALK THE WALK? Sierra, Raine, and Liza are Destiny's Divas, a fresh, new gospel group whose unique blend of singing and testifying has gained them fans across the country. They tell the world about how good God has been to them, but off-stage, each is living a life totally opposite to what she preaches--and each is harboring a secret that could ruin them all. Twenty-something Sierra Dixon speaks about the joy of being single and celibate, though she is anything but, drifting from one relationship to another. Although she stresses the importance of unconditional love within the family, Raine Omari has hit her breaking point with her mother-in-law and is ready to take drastic steps. And when Liza Washington discovers that her pastor-husband is in the middle of a scandal that could bring down more than just their ministry, she knows she must do something to stop him. One fateful evening their secrets are exposed, and one diva commits an act that could land her in prison for the rest of her life. Each has motive--who will crack?
It's the year 2040, and sixteen-year-old Dez Harkly is one of the last of her kind-part of a nearly extinct race of shape-shifters descended from guardians to the Egyptian pharaohs. Her home and her secret are threatened when the Council lowers the barrier, allowing the enemy race to enter the Shythe haven. As the Narcolym airships approach, Dez and her friends rebel against their Council and secretly train for battle. Not only is Dez wary of war and her growing affection for her best friend Jace, she fears the change her birthday will bring. When Dez's newfound power rockets out of control, it's a Narcolym who could change her fate...if she can trust him. Dez's guarded world crumbles when she discovers why the Narcos have really come to Haven Falls, and she's forced to choose between the race who raised her and the enemy she's feared her whole life.
When Hollywood royalty meets the Jersey Shore...it must be destiny! Hollywood princess Priscilla Lennox is running away-from the paparazzi, the gossip...and the humiliation of walking in on her boyfriend with her sister. She runs all the way to Destiny, Wyoming, where gorgeous Dean Zippenella knocks her off her Louboutins...and into the river. Still, Priscilla's spirits aren't dampened. After all, she's here to repair her image, not to mention raise money for charity.... Dean, with his Jersey Shore machismo, is there at every turn. At first it's annoying. Then it's endearing. And when he grants Priscilla her birthday wish of a kiss, it's beginning to look a lot like love! For real this time-until her sister turns up in town again. Is she here to make amends? Or steal her man?
EVIL FROM BEYOND TIME<P>The Malwa Empire squats like a toad across 6th century India. The people who command the Malwa bureaucracy and armies are cruel, ruthless men with depraved appetites which their power permits them to indulge to the full.<P>The thing from the distant future that commands them is far worse.<P>AN ADVISOR WITHOUT A BODY<P>Those who oppose the pustulent Hell the Malwa will make of Earth have sent a crystal, Aide, to halt their advance. Aide holds all human knowledge -- but Aide cannot act by himself.<P>A CHAMPION FOR ALL TIMES<P>Count Belisarius, the greatest general of Byzantium and perhaps the greatest of all time, must defeat the Malwa and the enemies of humankind which direct the evil empire.<P>With Aide's advice --<P>With the support of Empress Theodora --<P>With the courage and ruthless skill of his wife Antonina --<P>And with a few thousand of the best soldiers in the world, Belisarius must face the Malwa invaders beyond Rome's borders. Maneuvering through Mesopotamia inunfamiliar,terrain and the risk of doubtful allies, Belisarius must outwit powerful enemies -- and then, when there is no longer room to maneuver, to meet them sword-edge to sword-edge.
View our feature on Elizabeth Vaughan's Destiny's Star. A return to the world of the Warlands... Bethral, a beautiful warrior, and Ezren, a quick-witted storyteller, are confronted with a civil war and a tribe or warriors with their own code of honor and their own rules of pleasure and partnership. To stay alive they must learn new customs, confront their enemies, and conceal Ezren's fiery power.
The child he didn't know he had . . . Andrew Yates has come to a decision: it's time to stop sowing those oats and start a family. But searching for a bride isn't as simple as he'd hoped, and many of the respectable women of his acquaintance feel . . . lacking. Then beautiful, feisty Wilhelmina "Billie" Wells arrives at the family ranch with a toddler in her arms, claiming Drew is the father! The woman he didn't know he loved . . . Billie had no choice but to show up at Destiny in search of Drew. For the sake of their child, she's willing to leave him with his father so the boy can have a better life, but then, before she can blink, she's saying "I do" in front of a preacher in a marriage of convenience. All Billie and Drew have in common is the heat that brought them together, but can their sizzling passion lead to an everlasting love?
It's the moment they've been waiting for. Cam and Alex are about to be initiated as full fledged witches. But first the twins must complete a series of challenges that tests their magick. This is Cam and Alex's final.
From Blake Nelson, a fantastic and topical novel about idealism and finding the ideal girl. James Hoff likes to rant against America's consumerist culture. He also likes to rant against his ex-girlfriend, Sadie, who he feels isn't doing enough to change the world. But just like he can't avoid buying things, he also can't avoid Sadie for long. This is a fantastic, funny, sexy, cool masterpiece from one of the best YA writers at work today, an anti-consumerist love story that's all about idealism, in both James's relationship with the world and his relationships with the people around him.
Spies, soldiers and true believers -- in the hunt for the Kentucky. This year's most exciting submarine hunt for the most dangerous underwater target in the world. PETER MacKENZIE: In the USS Seawolf he had out-dueled the Soviet's best submarine. But a tragic accident wrecked his self-confidence. Now he's back in foreign waters in command of a Soviet submarine--and a top-secret hunt for the stolen U.S. mini-sub ... RAZA: Brought to Moscow for special training, he became a colonel in the Spetsnatz Special Forces and head of a radical group in Turkmenistan, his native Arab land. Then he masterminded the taking of the Kentucky--and turned it against his former masters . . . JUSTINE SEGURRA: She was painfully familiar with the ways of revolution. Now the CIA agent and wife of Captain MacKenzie is living and riding with hard, committed desert men--searching for the Kentucky's missing nuclear payload ... KEMAL: He is the charismatic leader of the Karadeen and the grandson of the Mahdi--holy man--imprisoned by the Soviets. The Russians have told him that the recovery of the hijacked missiles will mean freedom for the Mahdi, but he has his own plans for his proud people ...
Anna Pigeon, a ranger for the U. S. Park Services, sets off on vacation; an autumn canoe trip in the to the Iron Range in upstate Minnesota. With Anna is her friend Heath, a paraplegic; Heath's fifteen-year-old daughter, Elizabeth; Leah, ;a wealthy designer of outdoor equipment; and her daughter, Katie, who is thirteen; For Heath and Leah, this is a shakedown cruise to test a new cutting edge line of camping equipment. The equipment, designed by Leah, will make camping and canoeing more accessible to disabled outdoorsmen. On their second night out, Anna goes off on her own for a solo evening float on the Fox River. When she comes back, she finds that four thugs, armed with rifles, pistols, and knives, have taken the two women and their teenaged daughters captive With limited resources and no access to the outside world, Anna has only two days to rescue them before her friends are either killed or flown out of the country, in Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr.
It has been two years since the starship Phoenix left Alpha Station on a rescue mission where over four thousand human spacers were under attack by a hostile alien race. Now, exhausted from their journey, the crew of the Phoenix yearns for home. But when the ship makes the jump into atevi space, they learn the worst: that supplies to the station have been cut off; that civil war has broken out on the atevi mainland; that the powerful Western Association has been overthrown; and that Tabini-aiji, Bren Cameron's primary supporter and Ilisidi's grandson and ally, is missing and may be dead.<P> With no one left to lead the Western Association, Ilisidi and Bren know that the survival of their allies lies in their hands. And with the atevi world at war, the only safe landing strip lies on the human colony at Mospheira. Although there are many dangers inherent in bringing a powerful atevi leader such as Ilisidi onto human lands, Bren realizes they have no other choice. But even if they safely survive their landing, will Bren and Ilisidi together prove strong enough to muster the remaining shards of the Western Association and regain control of their planet?<P> The long-running Foreigner series can also be enjoyed by more casual genre readers in sub-trilogy installments. Destroyer is the 7th Foreigner novel. It is also the 1st book in the third subtrilogy.
The Destruction of the Bison explains the decline of the North American bison population from an estimated 30 million in 1800 to fewer than 1000 a century later. In this wide-ranging, interdisciplinary study, Andrew C. Isenberg argues that the cultural and ecological encounter between Native Americans and Euroamericans in the Great Plains was the central cause of the near extinction of the bison. Drought and the incursion of domestic livestock and exotic species such as horses into the Great Plains all threatened the Western ecosystem, which was further destabilized as interactions between Native Americans and Euroamericans created new types of hunters in both cultures: mounted Indian nomads and white commercial hide hunters. In the early twentieth century, nostalgia about the very cultural strife that first threatened the bison became, ironically, an important impetus to its preservation.
Organizational behavior and leadership research has traditionally been deeply influenced by positive psychology and appreciative inquiry. Yet, in recent times, a wave of corporate scandals and spectacular organizational failures has forced management and organizational theorists to rethink this approach. Unethical CEO behavior, white collar crime, property deviance, employee grievances and lawsuits, organizational terrorism, and workplace violence have all provided the impetus for an examination of the darker side of leadership. In Destructive Leaders and Dysfunctional Organizations, Alan Goldman draws on his extensive experience as a management consultant and executive coach to provide a fascinating behind-closed-doors account of troubled leaders and the effect they have on their organizations. Featuring clinical case studies, ranging from the fashion industry to an aeronautical engineering corporation, the book explores the damaging effects of destructive leadership on organizations and provides the tools necessary for early recognition, assessment, and treatment.