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Have you had great sex? Oh, you may think you have, at times eliciting vocal responses or squirms of seeming pleasure from your partner. And in comparison to your peers, your intimate moments may be a step above the curve. But according to author of Slow Sex Secrets: Lessons from the Master Masseur Adam Tokunaga, you haven't. Why? Because only he has had truly earthshattering sex, and because only he has unlocked the secrets to the kind of sex that even the ancient Indian masters of the Kama Sutra envy.A word-of-mouth bestseller in Japan, Slow Sex Secrets: Lessons from the Master Masseur enlightens today's selfish man to the debilitating effects of self-centered sex. Through in-depth analyses, based on more than a thousand sexual encounters with women, Japanese sexpert Adam Tokunaga reveals the secrets to having mind-blowing sex. Concepts and strategies include: * "Time"--the magic word. But don't be fooled; "longer" is not necessarily the key, but an important facet to be married with "quality." * The plague of "junk sex"--men's concept of orgasming as if the act were the finish line of a race to be run as quickly as possible, leaving women to become disillusioned with sex, causing them to become "frigid." * The "Adam Touch"--Tokunaga's secret massage-derived technique that drives women wild. * Adam's G-spot, the amazing T-spot, and uncovering the secrets of the mysterious A-spot.
New York Times bestselling author Patrick A. Davis returns with an electrifying novel of murder, the military, and one man's search of the truth. Air Force investigator Martin Collins is used to bucking the system in the name of justice. But when he is called on to investigate the torture-style slaying of Major Franklin Talbot, Collins is embroiled in the most controversial case of his career. Evidence suggests that the deadly act was a hate crime -- and that Talbot was hiding a shocking secret that may have sealed his fate. Even more shocking are the suspects: all high-ranking officers -- including Talbot's own uncle, a leading presidential candidate. Traversing a politically charged minefield of buried secrets, Martin is targeted by powerful forces that cannot afford to let him identify Talbot's killer. And when he finally uncovers the devastating truth, Martin will be forced to make a fateful decision between catching a sadistic murderer -- and destroying the lives of countless innocent men.
Boys 9-14 love fast-paced excitement, whether watching it or reading about it, and NASCAR racing provides pure action. With inside-the-pit detail, Ken Stuckey gives a realistic view of the enormously popular sport of NASCAR, with its death-defying speeds, precisely modified stock cars, fierce competition, and avid fans. In Slowdown at Sears Point, Orly Mann and his veteran crew face tough competition at the circuit's most difficult road race. When Doug Prescott, a junior member of Orly's team, meets die-hard racing fan Paolo Pellegrini, their mutual love of racing forges a friendship that goes beyond their racial differences. Together Doug and Paolo have the most exciting summer of their lives as they solve a mystery and cheer Orly on in the race of his life. Doubt at Daytona rejoins Doug and Paolo at NASCAR's most prestigious race, the Daytona 500. Orly's crew, which now includes Paolo, must be at their fastest for the fiercely competitive qualifying race. Their encounters with fifteen-year-old Juan-Jesus add a volatile element to the tensest contest the team has ever faced.
"After the gravity of The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Immortality, Slowness comes as a surprise: it is certainly Kundera's lightest novel, a divertimento, an opera buffa, with, as the author himself says, "not a single serious word in it"; then, too, it is the first of his novels to have been written in French (in the eyes of the French public, turning him definitively into a "French writer")." "Disconcerted and enchanted, the reader follows the narrator of Slowness through a midsummer's night in which two tales of seduction, separated by more than two hundred years, interweave and oscillate between the sublime and the comic. In the eighteenth-century narrative, the marvelous Madame de T. summons a young nobleman to her chateau one evening and gives him an unforgettable lesson in the art of seduction and the pleasures of love." "In the same chateau at the end of the twentieth century, a hapless young intellectual experiences a rather less successful night. Distracted by his desire to be the center of public attention at a convention of entomologists, Vincent loses the beautiful Julie - ready and willing though she is to share an evening of intimacy and sexual pleasure with him - and suffers the ridicule of his peers." "A "morning-after" encounter between the two young men from different centuries brings the novel to a poignant close: Vincent has already obliterated the memory of his humiliation as he prepares to speed back to Paris on his motorcycle, while the young nobleman will lie back on the cushions of his carriage and relive the night before in the lingering pleasure of memory."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
It was a perfect weekend ... for murder. Lara thought the ski trip would be a blast. The old gang was getting together for the first time in years. But then there's a very unexpected visitor...
Vikas Swarup's spectacular debut novel opens in a jail cell in Mumbai, India, where Ram Mohammad Thomas is being held after correctly answering all twelve questions on India's biggest quiz show, Who Will Win a Billion? It is hard to believe that a poor orphan who has never read a newspaper or gone to school could win such a contest. But through a series of exhilarating tales Ram explains to his lawyer how episodes in his life gave him the answer to each question. Ram takes us on an amazing review of his own history -- from the day he was found as a baby in the clothes donation box of a Delhi church to his employment by a faded Bollywood star to his adventure with a security-crazed Australian army colonel to his career as an overly creative tour guide at the Taj Mahal. Swarup's story is a beguiling blend of high comedy, drama, and romance that reveals how we know what we know -- not just about trivia, but about life itself. Cutting across humanity in all its squalor and glory, Vikas Swarup presents a kaleidoscopic vision of the struggle between good and evil -- and what happens when one boy has no other choice in life but to survive.
A male escort's first date with a satisfied client sends him into a world of lies etc.
A ring at the door, a swift karate chop, and once again Jonathan Flowers and his father are off on a sleuthing exploit!
Small Arms are responsible for over half a million deaths each year. Despite this terrifying statistic, millions of guns flow into the streets of the world each year. It is a multi-billion dollar industry, and one which is barely regulated. From AK-47s to M16 rifles; from Terrorist-owned shoulder-fired missiles to child soldiers, this enlightening guide reveals the disturbing reality behind the murky underworld of international arms trading. Explaining how deals can often operate on the edge of legality, and listing the world's main players, it goes on to ask how the exchange of small arms can be tightened in the future. Full of insight and anticipating the danger of ever lighter and more powerful weapons, this is required reading for anyone who wishes to understand the world today and one of the key threats to development, prosperity and international peace.
Following up her powerful debut in young-adult fiction, master storyteller Oates visits the dark, enigmatic psyche of the teenage years in these 12 riveting tales. Featuring both well-known favorites and fresh new stories, the collection includes three prestigious O. Henry Award winners.
The letters of Mary Ann Longley Riggs, pioneer and missionary, tell of her life with her husband and eight children as they worked with the Dakota Sioux in what is now Minnesota and South Dakota. Mary Ann's letters are a rich collection of observations and a detailed description of what she saw and experienced. The letters, sent to her family in Massachusetts, were collected and carefully and lovingly edited over fourteen years by Maida Leonard Riggs, Mary Ann's great-granddaughter.
Henry James was the final survivor of a remarkable family, and his memoir, written at the end of a long and tireless career, was prompted initially by the death of his "ideal Elder Brother," the psychologist and philosopher William James. A Small Boy and Others recounts the novelist's earliest years in Albany and, more importantly, New York City, where he was allowed to wander at will. He evokes the theatrical entertainments he enjoyed, the varied social scene in which the family mixed, and the piecemeal nature of his education. With the first of several extended trips, the "romance" of Europe begins as the small boy becomes acquainted with a British culture already familiar from his precocious reading of the great Victorian novelists. And it is in France, in the Louvre's Galerie d'Apollon, that he undergoes an initiation into the aesthetic power of great art and an intimation of all the "fun" it might bring him. Yet the child also registered, within this privileged and extended family group, signs of dysfunction and failure. James's autobiography has significantly determined the nature and even the terms of the extensive biographical and critical interest he continues to enjoy. This first fully annotated critical edition of A Small Boy and Others, which guides the reader through the allusive complexities of James's prose, also offers fresh insights into the formative years of one of literature's most influential figures.
Includes sample documents for clear guidance and inspiration Understand your rights and responsibilities as an employer British small business owners can't afford to learn from their mistakes, especially as regards employment law. This book keeps you onside with the law and onside with your staff too. From hiring and firing through to dealing with wages, pensions, and maternity leave, you'll discover what to do, what not to do, and how to get it right first time. Discover how to * Recruit and retain a happy workforce * Draw up a fair employment contract * Understand Health and Safety Laws * Make redundancies the right way * Manage staff holiday and disciplinary issues
The leading resource for starting and running any small businessWant to start the small business of your dreams? Want to breathe new life into the one you already have? Small Business For Dummies provides authoritative guidance on every aspect of starting and growing your business, from financing and budgeting to marketing, management and beyond.This completely practical, no-nonsense guide gives you expert advice on everything from generating ideas and locating start-up money to hiring the right people, balancing the books, and planning for growth. You'll get plenty of help in ramping up your management skills, developing a marketing strategy, keeping your customers loyal, and much more. You'll also find out to use the latest technology to improve your business's performance at every level.How start-up and established small businesses can use the Small Business Jobs Act to their advantageEnhanced and expanded coverage on using technology in your small businessHiring employees using online resources including LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social media sitesNew coverage of the recent health care bill, health savings accounts, and their implications for small businessUpdated coverage of the best places to get small business loansWhat it takes to achieve and maintain success in an ever-changing economic landscapeYou have the energy, drive, passion, and smarts to make your small business a huge success. Small Business For Dummies provides the rest.
If you want to effectively manage and build your customer base to drive your business forward, this book will provide you with the knowledge and strategies you need for success
Small Business Management in the 21st Century offers a unique perspective and set of capabilities for instructors. The authors designed this book with a "less can be more" approach, and by treating small business management as a practical human activity rather than as an abstract theoretical concept. The text has a format and structure that will be familiar to you if you use other books on small business management. Yet it brings a fresh perspective by incorporating three distinctive and unique themes and an important new feature (Disaster Watch) which is embedded throughout the entire text. These themes assure that students see the material in an integrated context rather than a stream of separate and distinct topics. First, the authors incorporate the use of technology and e-business as a way to gain competitive advantage over larger rivals. Technology is omnipresent in today's business world. Small business must use it to its advantage. We provide practical discussions and examples of how a small business can use these technologies without having extensive expertise or expenditures.
Many people dream of escaping the clutches of corporate America and running a business of their own. While these would-be entrepreneurs often have terrific ideas, they don't have a clue about where to start, especially when it comes to complying with state requirements and plowing through the paperwork. This book can help. User-friendly and loaded with tips, The Small Business Start-Up Kit helps aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business quickly, easily and with confidence. The book explains, in plain English, how to: choose from among the basic types of business organizations -- sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), write an effective business plan, file the right forms in the right place; be prepared for, and file, the required taxes; acquire good bookkeeping and accounting habits. The Start-Up Kit also includes all the forms and instructions readers need both as tear-outs and on a cross platform CD-ROM.
Are you a small business owner taxed by taxes?Not being up-to-speed on tax rules and strategies can lead to mistakes that cost business owners thousands of dollars in fines and penalties every year. Small Business Taxes For Dummies assists both current and aspiring small business owners with important tax planning issues.For the estimated 21 million small business owners in the U.S., the nation's tax codes continue to change and increase in complexity. Small Business Taxes For Dummies arms you for important tax planning issues, including: year-round tax planning tips and expense tracking advice; small business decisions and expense basics; business use of your home and self-employment taxes; creating an ongoing tax routine; dealing with the IRS and where to find help; navigating audits and notices; and more.Guides you through the current tax laws and ensures that you understand your rights and obligationsHelps small business owners save time and moneyEmpowers you to understand and prepare your own tax documentsThe expert tips and advice presented in Small Business Taxes For Dummies are for the millions of small business owners like you searching for a guide to the latest tax codes and regulations.
This new multi-volume resource offers valuable information on the world's animals, from mammals, birds, fish, insects to reptiles and amphibians. Included in the book are family trees, articles on family groups, articles on individual animal species, a good glossary, and set index as well as cross references. Each article lists the animal's common name, scientific name, key physical features, distribution, habitat, habits, voice, breeding and status as well as more specific facts about the animal. In this volume are: Common Raccoon, Ringtailed Coati, Red Panda, Least Weasel, Stoat, Polecat, Black-Footed Ferret, American Marten, Fisher, American Mink, Wolverine, European Otter, and many more animals. Also included are articles on the families that these animals belong, and general articles on what mammals are, and small carnivores. Valuable resource for anyone wanting to learn more about the world's animals.
The Small Catechism is a "life book" to use the words of the German Lutheran bishop Ludwig Ihmels. It is a book about our life with God--a life created by the Father, redeemed by the Son and hallowed by the Spirit.
THE ONLY "DIET" PLAN YOU WILL EVER NEED! No deprivation, no struggles. Just ten small changes that will transform your life. Keri Gans, spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, shares her simple plan for weight-loss success that lasts a lifetime. The Small Change Diet isn't about creating unrealistic, unsustainable rules--like counting calories, restricting choices, or eliminating entire food groups. It's about turning smart habits into second nature. When it comes to achieving healthy, continued weight loss, the smallest adjustments often make the biggest impact. The key is mastering one new habit before expecting yourself to tackle another. Keri breaks each of the plan's ten easy steps into even smaller, more manageable solutions. The best part is that you decide what to focus on and when you're ready to move on. Take your time! Once you've made all ten changes, you'll be healthier and thinner--for good!
"Marge Piercy is a raw, tough, willfull, magnificent novelist."THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITO RSet against the early days of the modern feminist movement, SMALL CHANGES tells the story of sensual Miriam Berg, who trades her doctorate for marriage and security, but still hungers for a life of her own, and shy, frightened Beth who is running from the life Miriam seeks and into a new world of different ideas and a different kind of love.....
Kindle EditionThere are many questions that leaders of small-membership congregations ask themselves about their church's future. Lyle Schaller suggests that two in particular should rise to the top of the list. First, what's the right size of for a church? Is the small congregation averaging two or three dozen people at worship a legitimate order of God's creation? You bet it is, says Schaller. Second, should these congregations make their plans on the basis of few resources and fewer options, or should they see themselves as possessed of pools of talent and expanding possibilities? If you are convinced that the former is true, then this book is not for you. If, however, you are among those who believe that small-membership churches are distinctive places of Christian witness and service, spreading the gospel and living in service to the world in ways that other, larger churches are not, then this book is for you. In it you will find the right questions to ask as you seek to lead a small-membership congregation, and solid, practical guidance for doing so.
Juno meets Under the Tuscan Sun It's senior year, and while Kenzie should be looking forward to prom and starting college in the fall, she discovers she's pregnant. Her determination to keep her baby is something her boyfriend and mother do not understand. So she is sent to Spain, where she will live out her pregnancy, and her baby will be adopted by a Spanish couple. No one will ever know. Alone and resentful in a foreign country, Kenzie is at first sullen and difficult. But as she gets to know Estela, the stubborn old cook, and Esteban, the mysterious young man who cares for the horses, she begins to open her eyes, and her heart, to the beauty that is all around her, and inside her. Kenzie realizes she has some serious choices to make--choices about life, love, and home. Lyrically told in a way that makes the heat, the colors, and the smells of Spain feel alive, Small Damages is a feast for the heart and the soul, and a coming-of-age novel not easily forgotten.
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