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Journalist Knox Webber needs a weekend lover. Literally. He's finally come across the story that will make his career-Tantric sex, the hottest new trend in getting lucky. Only, if Knox is going to prove that the practice is nothing but a lot of sexual gymnastics, he needs a partner. And he sure wouldn't mind getting lucky with rival Savannah Reeves. . . . Savannah has lusted after Knox for months-but she's not about to let him know that. After all, he's the competition! So the last thing she wants to do is go off to some resort and play sexual games with him all weekend. But before long, Savannah finds herself exploring Tantra with Knox. . . and fighting to keep her desire a secret. Only, little does she guess that when it's all over, more than just her secret will end up exposed. . . .
Five of the fourteen soldiers would survive either by raw courage or blind luck. One of them was a traitor who had sold the Indians stolen Winchester rifles. Now Breed faced a court-martial that could put him in front of a firing squad, unless he rode hell-for-leather to freedom and the woman who could prove his innocence.
Millions of church kids are growing up and deciding to leave the church. They listened attentively in Sunday school, made friends, and seemed committed. But one day, they quit. What happened? The Bible says we love God because he first loved us. So if we are not primarily teaching our kids about God's love for us in Christ, we may miss our opportunity to capture their hearts. But what does it look like to teach a gospel-centered lesson?Show Them Jesus is an instruction manual for teachers of kids and teens written by a lay Bible teacher with 30 years' experience. With a simple framework and lots of real-life examples, Klumpenhower's book helps teachers to identify and communicate the heart of the gospel to each child in each lesson. Conventional wisdom says, "Make class more fun!" Or just, "Make it easier!" But Show Them Jesus challenges the culture of low-stakes, low-expectations teaching and invites teachers to do nothing less than teach and treasure the good news of Jesus in every lesson.Show Them Jesus's how-to approach will complement and enrich existing lessons or teaching materials and is appropriate for teachers of children and teens in any setting.
Blue Sox 11. Sam Sloat was a nineteen-year-old pitcher, and for a left-hander he had good control. He had a good curve, too, but he seldom used it. He figured he didn't need it, not when he could just blow his fast ball past the hitters. The Blue Sox called him up from Triple-A at the end of the season and when he got a chance to pitch, with the game still wide open in the last inning, he shook off his catcher until he got the signal for the fast ball. Then he blew three batters in succession back to the bench, and that was the game. His next performance was even more startling-a complete game using nothing but the fast ball. But back home, in the fall, a frightening thing happened. Showboat Sloat felt the first ominous twinge in his left arm. How he dealt with the situation makes a wonderfully satisfying story, which provides not only plenty of baseball action, but also the picture of a man in the making.
Sabrina is determined to make it on mortal terms in the Teen Work Weekend project at the mall even if she does use a little magic to land a job at the Too Chic Boutique. But Libby and her friends, Jill and Cici, are out to make her look like a fool and suddenly her magic isn't working! Sabrina soon learns the reason: her new-found cousin Tanya, a full witch who swears she'll prove that her magic is stronger than Sabrina's. Even if it means threatening Sabrina's job and casting a spell over Harvey, too. But every time Sabrina tries to strike back, her spells boomerang and she's in worse shape than before. Her aunts say she must learn how to protect herself. This time she's on her own....
Tom Kedrick earned his stripes during the Civil War, fought Apaches, and even soldiered overseas. But in the high desert country of New Mexico, the battle-hardened Kedrick is entangled in a different kind of war, fueled by greed and deception. Hired by Alton Burwick to drive a pack of renegades and outlaws off the government land recently set aside for an Indian reservation, Kedrick begins to notice that things are not as they seem. As his suspicions grow, he realizes that he may be fighting on the wrong side of a land swindle. Disillusioned and outraged, Kedrick must take action against the very people who hired him-or be forced to witness the bloody massacre of innocent men and women.From the Paperback edition.
Cochise County needed a new deputy and Cage Nichols needed a cover--pronto. Unfortunately, Cage unknowingly assumed the identity of an undercover hit man who'd marked stand-in Sheriff Grace Steele to be murdered. He was an ex-cop sidelined by a bullet. Now, Cage was embedded in the dusty West Texas border town with no choice but to assume the role of a double agent in order to expose a conspiracy and to protect his own hide. That was the plan. Until he met Grace. Whether it was the isolation of the no man's land town of Jericho Pass or the intense desert heat, he couldn't say, but Cage was fast falling for Grace. He only hoped she wouldn't lock him up after he saved her.
As the great wrath of the Lamb earthquake ends. Victims throughout the world struggle to find family and friends. The Young Trib Force is no exception. Ryan has disappeared. Judd risks his life with a dangerous motorcycle jump. And through a series of strange events, Lionel finds himself in the mind numbing clutches of the Global Community. Will he figure out his true identity and locate his friends? Will Ryan survive the deadly earthquake? Join Judd, Vicki, Lionel, and Ryan as they try to find each other and fight against the enemy of their souls.
#1 Essence bestselling author Renita J. Weems draws upon the Book of Luke, examining the relationship between Mary and her older cousin to reveal the life-changing effect mentoring has on the lives of women. The story of a young pregnant Mary visiting her older pregnant cousin Elizabeth, told in Luke 1:39-56, is one of the most profound examples in the Bible of an empowered mentoring relationship between women. Drawing upon the Hail Mary and The Magnificat prayers, Showing Mary retells this touching story, revealing how both mentor and protg use their respective gifts and energies to support each other. This relationship is then applied to modern life, emphasizing the importance of women mentoring women, nurturing each other's dreams, sharing wisdom and experiences, and building networks of mutually rewarding friendships between older and younger women.
Write vibrant scenes and essential summaries "Show#151;don't tell. " How many times have you heard this standard bit of writing advice? It's so common in writing courses and critiques that it has become a cliche. Writers are often told to write scenes, dramatize, cut exposition, cut summary#151;but it's misguided advice. The truth is good writing almost always requires both showing and telling. The trick is finding the right balance of scene and summary#151;the two basic components of creative prose. Showing and Tellingshows you how to employ each of these essential techniques in the appropriate places within a narrative. You'll learn how to: Write scenes and cut exposition Compress time and summarize background information Create graceful transitions Effectively inject interpretation And more! Complete with examples from bestsellers and interactive exercises, this comprehensive guide offers an in-depth look at scene development, the role of reflection in storytelling, the art of summarizing, and how to bring it all together.
A heartfelt, deeply personal book, Showing Up for Life shines a bright light on the values and principles that Bill Gates Sr. has learned over a lifetime of "showing up" - lessons that he learned growing up in the Great Depression, and which he instilled in his children and continues to practice on the world stage as the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Through the course of several dozen narratives arranged in roughly chronological fashion, Gates introduces the people and experiences that influenced his thinking and guided his moral compass. Among them: the scoutmaster who taught him about teamwork and self reliance; his famous son, Trey, whose curiosity and passion for computers and software led him to ultimately co-found Microsoft. Through revealing stories of his daughters, Kristi and Libby; his late wife Mary, and his current wife Mimi; and his work with Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter, among others, he discusses the importance of hard work, getting along, honoring a confidence, speaking out, and much more. Showing Up for Life translates one man's experiences over four score years of living into an inspiring road map for readers everywhere. As Bill Gates Sr. puts it: I'm 83 years old. Representing the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and everyone who is a part of it has given me the opportunity to see more of the world and its rich possibilities than most people ever do. I never imagined that I'd be working this late in life, or enjoying it so much. From the Hardcover edition.
In this intense and exhilarating New Adult series debut, a hotshot snowboarder and a rebel with a cause try to let go of the past--and find a future with each other. Twenty-one-year-old professional snowboarder Z Michaels is the bad boy of Park City, Utah. He's always had his pick of any girl in town--and on the competition circuit. But underneath his cool exterior is a young man in turmoil, trying to take the edge off tragedy by overindulging in sex and shredding the slopes. In fact, Z's rash behavior is a thinly veiled attempt to blunt his emotional suffering with physical pain. Ophelia Richardson isn't like any girl Z has ever met. Though she's from New Orleans, she's no Southern belle--and she's not shy about being miserable in frozen, godforsaken Park City. But after nearly dying in the same drag-racing accident that killed her boyfriend, she needs a place to heal, both physically and emotionally. The last thing Ophelia wants right now is a boyfriend--especially one as rich and reckless as Z. But Ophelia soon discovers that he isn't what he seems. If anything, Z may be even more damaged than she is. Feeling alone in the world, Z and Ophelia find a connection unlike any they've ever known. But their tormented pasts pull them in every direction, forcing their relationship into a downhill slide before it even begins--unless they can find the strength in each other to trust, grow, and love again.Advance praise for Shredded"Z from Tracy Wolff's Shredded is so hot he will melt your heart!"--New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy"Shredded features two gorgeously damaged characters and an amazingly written story that kept me on the edge of my seat! Love it!"--Toni Aleo, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Assassins series"I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for the next book in this series."--Kinky Book Club
Nolan Byrd single-handedly saved his school from the bullydom of Alvin "Bubba" Bixby. He posted proof of Bubba's exploits on the Web at Shredderman.com. Now Shredderman is the school hero! But since Shredderman's identity is a secret, everyone still treats Nolan like . . . a nerd.But inside this nerd beats a superhero's heart--one dedicated to truth and justice. So when a vandal spray-paints graffiti around town--and even on his teacher's van!--Nolan decides that tracking down the tagger is a job for Shredderman.But while he's trying to trap the tagger, the tagger is trying to pin the blame on Shredderman! Can Nolan turn the tables back around before his secret identity is revealed?From the Hardcover edition.
Nolan Byrd singlehandedly saved his school from the bullydom of Alvin "Bubba" Bixby. He posted proof of Bubba's exploits on the Web at Shredderman.com. Now Shredderman is the school hero! But since Shredderman's identity is a secret, everyone still treats Nolan like . . . a nerd. But inside this nerd beats a superhero's heart--one dedicated to truth and justice. So when a vandal spray-paints graffiti around town--and even on his teacher's van!--Nolan decides that tracking down the tagger is a job for Shredderman. But while he's trying to trap the tagger, the tagger is trying to pin the blame on Shredderman! Can Nolan turn the tables back around before his secret identity is revealed?
Filled with humor, action, adventure--and all the gross-out fun of the film--the novel contains a complete retelling of this offbeat anti-fairy tale.
Shrek, a horrid little ogre, goes out into the world to find adventure and along the way encounters a witch, a knight in armor, a dragon, and, finally, a hideous princess, who's even uglier than he is!
After massive green ogre Shrek and his new bride, Princess Fiona, return from their honeymoon, they receive an invitation to visit Fiona's parents, King Harold and Queen Lillian who are the monarchs of The Land Far, Far Away. However, the king and queen are more than a bit alarmed to discover their new son-in-law is a monster the color of algae, and that their daughter's little problem with a magical spell gone wrong has turned into a full-time skin condition. Certain this isn't the sort of "happily ever after" they dreamed of for their daughter, King Harold decides to take Shrek out of the picture and return Fiona to her former beauty with the help of Prince Charming, the Fairy Godmother and ogre-slaying feline Puss in Boots. Will he succeed? Will Fiona finally marry the one her father has chosen?
If Cyd Charisse knows one thing, it's that Shrimp is her true love. Shrimp, the hottest pint-size surfer-artist in San Francisco. That boy (as her mother called him), who was the primary cause of Cyd being grounded to Alcatraz, formerly known as her room. The boy who dumped Cyd before she left home to spend the summer in New York City. Now it's the start of senior year. Cyd has changed, but maybe Shrimp has changed too -- and maybe Cyd and Shrimp will need to get to know each other all over again to figure out if it's for real. Can Cyd get back together with Shrimp and keep the peace with her mom? And can she get a life outside of her all-encompassing boy radar? This sequel to Gingerbread has all the sharp humor and searing attitude of the original, which ELLEgirl praised as "not just Another Teen Novel" and Teen People called "unforgettable." In Shrimp, Cyd might be a little older and a little wiser, but she's still the same irrepressible free spirit determined to find her own way in the world, on her own terms.
Shrimp encompass an amazing array of creatures, from the tiny brine shrimp to the large butterfly shrimp. Discover this amazing world.
Come worship at the shrine. If you are lustful, your most carnal desires will be fulfilled. If you are greedy, wealth will be yours for the taking. If you are holy, you will learn of a force greater than all your dreams of the divine. If you are a disbeliever, you will be converted or you will be destroyed. Bow before the shrine and little Alice, the angelic child who stands before it and casts her light over the world [will heal you]... ... as the flames of hell leap up to conquer heaven itself. . . .
Melanie Joan Hall is a bestselling author in a bind. Her publisher needs her to tour on behalf of her newest blockbuster, and Melanie Joan needs a bodyguard-cum-escort to protect her from an overbearing ex-husband whose presence unnerves her to the point of hysteria. Sunny's cool demeanor, cop background, and P.I. smarts are an instant balm for the older woman. She begins to sense that Melanie Joan's ex-a psychotherapist-is not your basic stalker, and when an incident at a book signing leaves the ex bloodied and the author unconscious, it's clear the stakes are high. Deciding that the only way to crack the case is from the inside, Sunny enters therapy herself, only to discover some disturbing truths about herself . . . while putting her life on the line
The fascinating story of psychiatry's origins, demise, and redemption, by the former President of the American Psychiatric Association. Psychiatry has come a long way since the days of chaining "lunatics" in cold cells and parading them as freakish marvels before a gaping public. But, as Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, reveals in his extraordinary and eye-opening book, the path to legitimacy for "the black sheep of medicine" has been anything but smooth. In Shrinks, Dr. Lieberman traces the field from its birth as a mystic pseudo-science through its adolescence as a cult of "shrinks" to its late blooming maturity -- beginning after World War II -- as a science-driven profession that saves lives. With fascinating case studies and portraits of the luminaries of the field - from Sigmund Freud to Eric Kandel -- Shrinks is a gripping and illuminating read, and an urgent call-to- arms to dispel the stigma of mental illnesses by treating them as diseases rather than unfortunate states of mind.
"Wighard, Archbishop designate of Canterbury, has been found dead, garroted in his chambers in Rome's Lateran Palace in the autumn of A.D. 664. His murderer seems apparent to all, since an Irish religieux was arrested by the palace guards as he fled Wighard's chamber, but the monk denies responsibility for the crime, and the treasures missing from Wighard's chambers are nowhere to be found." "The bishop in charge of affairs at the Lateran Palace suspects a political motive and is wary of charging anyone without independent evidence. So he asks Sister Fidelma of the Celtic Church to look into Wighard's death. Fidelma (an advocate of the Brehon Court), working with Brother Eadulf of the Roman Church, quickly finds herself with very few clues, too many motives, a trail strewn with bodies - and very little time before the killer strikes again."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Justina was in a dilemma. As she listened to his words, she realized her plan had backfired. "But we're not strangers, are we?" he questioned grimly. "We're husband and wife and somehow I don't find your explanations very reassuring." Who was this man? And why should she let herself care about an amnesia victim? After all, she only needed him to act as her husband temporarily. She had hated the real Andrew. But this man made her feel altogether different.
Another controversial and whimsical selection of short stories by acclaimed author Ishmael Reed... some of which stem back to the days of his youth and many more quite recent -- with many of them having been published previously.
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