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GEPs just want to have fun . . . A Genetically Engineered Person and self-proclaimed "party girl," Echo Adams loves her diplomatic job entertaining alien bigwigs for the Galactic Federation. But the Bureau of Alien Affairs has discovered she's much more than she thinks--that a rogue scientist endowed her with skills and psi abilities dwarfing those of common GEPs. And suddenly Echo's luxury life is over, replaced with a far more dangerous one: a special agent expected to not only chase bad guys but eliminate them. Echo hates being stuck on Madrea--a planet of technophobes off limits to Federation visitors--hunting for a stolen quartz crystal with a powerful alien life form embedded inside. She despises the Bureau's restrictive rules--especially the one warning her away from the dangerously seductive commander of the king's army. And if she doesn't learn how to use her alleged super-psi powers soon, her partying days--in fact all of her days--will be over for good.
Hot Cop Series - Tough, sexy men in uniform - The strong women who love them Three Short Stories: Close Encounter Alicia Morgan Babcock, a slightly OCD ADHD mature woman trying to keep order in her life, is running errands. Sergeant David Owens hadn't meant to get involved in anything when he stopped at the bank. He certainly hadn't planned on getting shot by a protected witness. It was a life-altering experience, they said. They got that right! Now he has to choose. Should he stay with his career, or join the woman who saved his life in exile? The Italian Job As a writer, Sally-Ann Mayfield found herself in another banquet room atg a conference, and goes fan-girl at the sight of the Italian heartthrob, Mario Alonzo. He takes note of the one woman who had recognized him. A lot of note. After a dinner, a long conversation, and little too much Italian wine, can he talk her into leaving everything she knows behind and fly away with him to Rome?Act Now, Think Later When Miriam Evans rescues a fallen officer, it isn't her skill with a weapon that he remembers. Once out of rehab, Brett Stevens makes a beeline to her front door. Because the curves on his rescuer had eclipsed her skill with a gun. And a reprimand was worth it to get a peek under her shirt. Would she want more than a simple thank you?
Could aliens actually exist in small-town Vermont? Nancy suspects not...Nancy, Bess and George have driven from River Heights to northern Vermont to visit a friend of George and her mom's who owns a quaint, touristy small restaurant/café in a town near a major ski resort. They are amazed that though it is past the height of foliage season, and barely ski season, there is a traffic jam of cars waiting to catch a ferry; they decide to drop out of line and drive to a local diner. When they question the waitress about what is going on, she is surprised they haven't heard but there have been repeated and credible UFO sightings over the border in ski country in Vermont. George jokes about little green men in snowsuits. Bess suggests the men are red but wearing green snowsuits. Nancy simply cracks up, but grows serious when the waitress reveals that even Federal government investigators have been called in--"Vermont is turning into a North Country Roswell, New Mexico!" It's been great for business, here and throughout northern Vermont, particularly for the town at the foot of the ski resort, but we're all getting a little tired of the crowds, the waitress confides.
Could aliens actually exist in small-town Vermont? Nancy suspects not...Nancy, Bess and George have driven from River Heights to northern Vermont to visit a friend of George and her mom's who owns a quaint, touristy small restaurant/cafÉ in a town near a major ski resort. They are amazed that though it is past the height of foliage season, and barely ski season, there is a traffic jam of cars waiting to catch a ferry; they decide to drop out of line and drive to a local diner. When they question the waitress about what is going on, she is surprised they haven't heard but there have been repeated and credible UFO sightings over the border in ski country in Vermont. George jokes about little green men in snowsuits. Bess suggests the men are red but wearing green snowsuits. Nancy simply cracks up, but grows serious when the waitress reveals that even Federal government investigators have been called in--"Vermont is turning into a North Country Roswell, New Mexico!" It's been great for business, here and throughout northern Vermont, particularly for the town at the foot of the ski resort, but we're all getting a little tired of the crowds, the waitress confides.
Hailed by E. Lynn Harris as a "bold and imaginative" tale that is "sure to keep readers turning the pages," Sandra Kitt's interracial love story presents a man and a woman whose fates are changed forever by a random act of violenceLee Grafton is a divorced cop and the father of a teenage girl. Carol Taggart is a newly single professor. Their lives collide one night when Carol is caught in the crossfire of an undercover drug sting gone south. Shot and seriously wounded, she finds an unexpected friend in Lee . . . unaware that the man she's falling for could be the shooter.Twenty years on the street do nothing to prepare Lee for the night that changes his life. Determined to make amends, the special-operations lieutenant finds himself irresistibly drawn to Carol. But Lee soon faces a new threat. With his career and heart on the line, he races to prevent Carol from becoming a victim once again.Passionate and bold, Close Encounters shatters myths about race, gender, and love.
Close Encounters provides more in-depth coverage of theory than is typical in most interpersonal communication textbooks.
A serious, explicit, riveting investigation into the bizarre world of UFOs and alien abduction. At its center is a 5-day UFO conference at MIT, under the chairmanship of a physicist from MIT and a psychiatrist from Harvard. For 5 days a mixed group of delegates asked the questions: Do UFOs exist? Is it possible to believe that aliens have landed on earth and abducted ordinary men and women to experiment on them? Bryan attended the conference and met, interviewed and listened to the testimony of psychiatrists, researchers, hypnotherapists, physicists, and folklorists. Includes the experiences of abductees who came forward to tell their stories in chilling detail.
Sex with the perfect man is overrated, especially if your Mr. Perfect is a robot. But Mala hears about Earth guys, who are oh-so-easy...
A twenty-year veteran of the classroom, elementary school teacher Phillip Done takes readers through a lively and hilarious year in the classroom. Starting with the relative calm before the storm of buying school supplies and posting class lists, he shares the distinct personalities of grades K-4, what he learned from two professional trick or treating 8-year-old boys, the art of learning cursive and letter-writing, how kindergartners try to trap leprechauns, and what every child should experience before he or she grows up. These charming, sweet, and funny tales of Mr. Done's trials and triumphs as an award-winning schoolteacher will touch reader's hearts and remind them of the true joys of childhood. We all have that one special, favorite grade school teacher whom we fondly remember throughout our adult lives - and every teacher also has students whom they will never forget. This is the perfect book for teachers, parents, and anyone else who is looking for a lighthearted, nostalgic read.
Super-Power Super-Test Ever since she became the GC-161 kid, Alex Mack has had to keep her powers a closely guarded secret. But when the Mack family goes camping in the desert, Alex's sister Annie thinks it's the perfect opportunity to test Alex's powers. She can really cut loose, and no one will suspect a thing! Except...oops! Annie is wrong. So wrong, in fact, that the FBI is called to investigate a UFO. If these super-snoops detect Alex's powers, they'll forget all about chasing alien life-forms and spaceships! Alex doesn't want to be a government science experiment. But is she super enough to convince the FBI?
Close Encounters With Addiction is a lecture Dr. Gabor Maté gave in Los Angeles in April 2011. He talks about his experience as a physician and how many of his patients suffer from mental illness, drug addiction and HIV, or all three.
THERE ARE A THOUSAND VOICES TELLING ME WHO I AM, OR WHO I SHOULD BE. I WANT TO HEAR WHAT GOD HAS TO SAY. I WANT TO KNOW THAT HE'S REALLY THERE. I WANT TO KNOW THAT IN THE WHOLE GRAND, TANGLED SWEEP OF THE HUMAN STORY, MY LITTLE STORY MATTERS. I NEED TO HEAR HIS VOICE, SPEAKING TO ME, IN MY OWN EARS... In Close Enough to Hear God Breathe, acclaimed author Greg Paul shows readers through beautiful prose, powerful stories, and inventive teaching a rich message that recounts the story of a God who has been inviting all of humanity-and each individual-into a tender embrace since time began.God longs for a relationship with each of His children. Our stories matter to Him. Your story matters to Him. Reading the Bible ought to be like putting one's head on God's chest and listening to His heartbeat. Close Enough to Hear God Breathe will help readers do just that. And when they do, they'll hear God whisper, "You are my child. I love you. And I am pleased with you."
Through his friendship with Margaret, Matt is able to come to terms concerning the death of Dory, his girlfriend.
For makeup artist Grace Barrett, Hollywood isn't the land of golden opportunity. It's the land of difficult divas, cheating boyfriends and unemployment. So when her great-aunt offers her a free place to stay in Jackson Hole, Grace thinks she'll spend a little time in the sticks to figure out her life, and then move somewhere exciting to live out her dreams. But it turns out that there are a few more thrills in this small town than Grace was expecting....Cole Rawlins is a rugged Wyoming cowboy born and bred. Yet he can't help but be drawn to the fascinating big-city girl who moves in across from him. He wants to get close enough to Grace to see past her tough facade, but if he does, she might see the real Cole. The one with a Hollywood history gone bad. As they discover a sizzling attraction, it becomes harder for him to keep his demons at bay-and those fires from long ago may burn them both.They'll need more than scorching-hot passion to make this opposites-attract affair work. But if they can learn to trust one another enough to reveal their secrets, they just might have a chance at forever.
Lady Mary Tillinger had been demoted to the dreaded poor relation and been bundled from relation to relation for years. Her last position had been the worst. A distant cousin, the spoiled son of the house, had set his sights on having her. She had resisted him rather spectacularly and been thrown out of the house in the middle of the night with little more than what she stood up in, right into the middle of an ice storm. Given little choice, she had fled down the carriage road in hopes of finding shelter before she froze to death. A stranger to this countryside, all she could do was pray for a shed, a barn, or even a hayrick. Lord Conifer, Julian to his friends, had barely escaped a compromising entrapment set up by avaricious relatives including his mother and was fleeing them, and the perspective bride, in an open curricle in a snow storm with a tired team when he fell over the freezing bundle that was Mary. Lady Mary. Snow or no snow, he had to take her up or give up calling himself a gentleman. It was up to him to get the lady, his horses, and himself to shelter. Compromised beyond repair, he discovers that entrapment never looked so good. But would she take her newfound annuity and flee to her own cottage? Or would she consent to have him, rascally relatives and all? Regency, Novella. 27K words
For thousands of years, young women have been vanishing from Hallow Hill, never to be seen again. Now Kate and Emily have moved there with no idea of the land's dreadful heritage -- until Marak decides to tell them himself. Marak is a powerful magician who claims to be the goblin king, and he has very specific plans for the two new girls who have trespassed into his kingdom... So begins the award-winning "Hollow Kingdom Trilogy".
Springtime in Fort Connor, Colorado, is a breeze until a veteran con man shows up in town. Everyone--including the House of Lambspun knitters--is up in arms, and once again it's up to Kelly Flynn to untangle the threads of a complicated crime... Kelly's good friend, the owner of the House of Lambspun, has something exciting up her sleeve. Her knitting shop has outgrown itself and she is looking to turn an old storage building into a classroom space for her shop's spinners and weavers. But when an old familiar face shows up in town, nerves quickly become frayed... Years ago Jared Rizzoli, a former financial advisor, operated a Ponzi scheme that defrauded countless Fort Connor residents--including Barbara, one of the shop's knitters. Jared went to jail for his crime, but after being released for good behavior, he's back to ruin more lives. When Jared is found dead in his car outside of Lambspun, Barbara becomes a prime suspect, much to the shock of the knitting community. To save one of their own, Kelly and her friends need to sort through a long list of fleeced suspects to pin the crime on the true killer...
It's been eight years since Geniver Loxley lost her daughter, Beth. Since that day, Gen has been floundering. While her husband Art builds his business reputation and their fortune, she can't let go of Beth. And then one day, everything changes. A strange woman shows up on Gen's doorstep, saying the very thing she longs to hear: that Beth is alive. That she is out there somewhere, waiting for Gen to find her . . . It's insane. Unthinkable. But why would someone make up such a story? Ignoring the warnings of her husband and friends, Gen begins to hope - hope that quickly turns into fear and paranoia. With questions swirling around her head, Gen is determined to uncover the truth. But who can she trust? Why is Art so reluctant to get involved? To save his wife from further hurt? Or something much more sinister? Is Beth even really out there? And, if so, who is responsible for taking her?What is the truth about Beth Loxley?
It's been eight years since Geniver Loxley lost her daughter, Beth. Since that day, Gen has been floundering. While her husband Art builds his business reputation and their fortune, she can't let go of Beth. And then one day, everything changes. A strange woman shows up on Gen's doorstep, saying the very thing she longs to hear: that Beth is alive. That she is out there somewhere, waiting for Gen to find her . . .It's insane. Unthinkable. But why would someone make up such a story? Ignoring the warnings of her husband and friends, Gen begins to hope - hope that quickly turns into fear and paranoia. With questions swirling around her head, Gen is determined to uncover the truth. But who can she trust? Why is Art so reluctant to get involved? To save his wife from further hurt? Or something much more sinister? Is Beth even really out there? And, if so, who is responsible for taking her?'Close My Eyes starts with a parent's worst nightmare and builds from there, twists and twists again, finally delivering a final punch that will leave you gasping.' - Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author *eBook now contains an exclusive sneak peek of Sophie McKenzie's gripping new psychological thriller, Trust in Me, available in paperback and eBook September 11th 2014*
Julie's dad is in trouble and she's going to help him out... Nine-year-old Julie Nicholson is in turmoil. Someone has murdered her aunt Rachel's boyfriend and the police suspect her aunt. Even worse, an extortionist is breathing down her dad's neck, threatening to supply the police with proof that Rachel -- his very own sister -- committed the crime. Julie is hoping her new neighbor, Anne Barrett, who now writes children's mystery stories but used to be a private detective, can put her deductive powers to work and home in on the real murderer. Julie's father, Chase Nicholson, is hoping the same thing. But before he knows it, Chase also wants his attractive new neighbor to home in on him!
From the moment his first novel was published, Larry Heinemann joined the ranks of the great chroniclers of the Vietnam conflict--Philip Caputo, Tim O'Brien, and Gustav Hasford. In the stripped-down, unsullied patois of an ordinary soldier, draftee Philip Dosier tells the story of his war. Straight from high school, too young to vote or buy himself a drink, he enters a world of mud and heat, blood and body counts, ambushes and firefights. It is here that he embarks on the brutal downward path to wisdom that awaits every soldier. In the tradition of Naked and the Dead and The Thin Red Line, Close Quarters is the harrowing story of how a decent kid from Chicago endures an extraordinary trial-- and returns profoundly altered to a world on the threshold of change.
An elite covert special ops team, Stony Man acts only under presidential directive. Backed by a sophisticated unit of cybernetics and weapons experts, Able Team and Phoenix Force fight terror across the globe. They operate with impunity, driven by grit and the instinct of true warriors dedicated to protecting the innocent.When Peace Corps volunteers working in the jungles of Paraguay are kidnapped and brutalized by a mysterious new Islamic terrorist group-and political maneuvering fails-Stony Man gets the call. Its dual mission: an under-the-radar jungle rescue and a hunt along the Iranian shores and backstreets of Tehran for the terrorist masterminds. With the enemy's hard-line agenda poised to fuel the powder keg of Middle East instability, Stony Man moves in against long odds that are only getting longer. Surrounded and outgunned, they're willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to succeed.
When Nina is on her vacation in Fire Island a man who is also a murder suspect shows interest in her.
Opposites Attract.If They Don't Combust First.To some, he is an assassin. To others, he's merely the man who gets the job done when no one else can. Now politico-military black-ops leader Roman Chernichenko has to take out the leak in an espionage plot that could destabilize all of Africa. Nothing will distract him from his mission. Not even the deliciously appealing blonde who's awoken his deepest desires--and just happens to be his target. . .Tanya Ruston is a beautiful and brainy do-gooder--and Roman is supposed to dispose of her when all he really wants is to seduce her. Soon it's clear Tanya's no information agent--and now that his conscience has gotten the better of him, he and Tanya are on the run from the good guys and the bad. If they're going to make it out alive, Roman will have to act fast--and stop thinking about how he's going to get his feisty new charge down the aisle. . ."Monroe writes with a flourish the type of lovemaking and desire that women can truly appreciate." -Romantic Times on 3 Brides for 3 Bad Boys"Monroe's exciting romance is a great read." -Booklist on Ready"One of my favorite writers." --Lora Leigh
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