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Who wrote this mysterious guide to esoteric psychology and wordly success? History has kept us guessing. Discover for yourself an occult classic that has introgued and enlightened seekers for generations. Here are the teachings of the legendary sage Hermes Trismegistus, reinterpreted for the modern person. Said to be an ancient Egyptian man-god who fathered astrology. alchemy, and other magical arts, the mythical figure of Hermes has fascinated readers of occult literature for centuries. Magicians and gnostics in late antiquity identified Hermes Trismegistus as the author of many esoteric teachings, building the mysteru of his lineage. Since 1908, The Kybalion--written by the hand of "Three Initiates"--has itself generated debate and controversy. Who is behind it? Do its ideas really arise from the secrets of a faraway era? And, most important, do they work for the contemporary seeker? In this concise, engaging guide, the Three Initiates assemble Hermetic doctrine into seven compelling principles, and provide practical methods for applying these ideas for self-development in everyday life. Fully redesigned and reset for ease of reading, this is the definitive text of an esoteric classic.
KYLIE is a major new biography, telling the life story of Kylie Minogue, a true pop icon, now back on our screens in hit show The Voice. Everybody loves Kylie. No popular figure in modern culture deserves the description 'iconic' more than the star whose name alone evokes more than twenty-five years of memories. KYLIE charts the incredible journey of a complex and misunderstood woman from the suburbs of Melbourne, who was never the girl next door. She captured our hearts as Charlene Mitchell in Neighbours before rising to her position today as a member of music royalty. She is more popular than ever thanks to her acclaimed role as a judge on The Voice. Her phenomenal success was threatened in 2005, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The world held its breath as she braved surgery and chemotherapy before she was given the all clear. Her honesty and dignity throughout gained her universal respect and improved awareness of the disease among young women - the Kylie Effect. KYLIE is the essential book for those wanting to learn more about how she has continually reinvented herself - as teen actress, chart star, creative musician, sex goddess, gay icon, style queen and female role model. It reveals her true loves, the men who have brought her disappointment and those that have helped her achieve the status of most popular female icon of our times. KYLIE is an inspirational celebration of a star we should never take for granted.
The Kyoto Travel Map from Periplus is designed as a convenient, easy-to-use tool for travelers.<P><P> Created using durable coated paper, this map is made to open and fold multiple times, whether it's the entire map that you want to view or one panel at a time.Following highways and byways, this map will show you how to maneuver your way to banks, gardens, hotels, golf courses, museums, monuments, restaurants, churches and temples, movie theaters, shopping centers and more!This 4th edition includes maps and plans that are scaled to: City Plans: Central Kyoto 1:20,000 Greater Kyoto 1:55,000 Kawaramachi & Gion 1:10,000 Nara 1:17,500Area Map: Kansai 1:250,000Periplus Travel Maps cover most of the major cities and travel destinations in the Asia-Pacific region. The series includes an amazing variety of fascinating destinations, from the multifaceted subcontinent of India to the bustling city-state of Singapore and the 'western style' metropolis of Sydney to the Asian charms of Bali. All titles are continuously updated, ensuring they keep up with the considerable changes in this fast-developing part of the world. This extensive geographical reach and attention to detail mean that Periplus Travel Maps are the natural first choice for anyone traveling in the region.
It was preordained that Greek billionaire Zac Kyriakos would marry a woman pure of heart and body. His quest had proved futile until he found sheltered heiress Pandora Armstrong whose youth, beauty and naiveté suited all his needs. Zac's whirlwind courtship swept Pandora off her feet -- but it wasn't until after their amazing wedding night that she discovered why Zac had wanted her so desperately. Now she was left to doubt her husband's true feelings. . . and wonder if he would still want his virgin bride when he found out she hadn't been. . .
The L.A. Candy trilogy is a fast-paced, fun, and realistic depiction of coming of age in Hollywood while starring in a reality TV show--written by a star who's experienced it all firsthand: Lauren Conrad, of MTV's #1 show The Hills. This #1 New York Times bestselling series provides a scandalous peek into the life of new reality celebrity Jane Roberts while dishing Hollywood gossip and drama at every turn.Includes: L.A. Candy Sweet Little Lies: An L.A. Candy Novel Sugar and Spice: An L.A. Candy Novel
A wild rollercoaster ride through the corrupt, cocaine-strewn corridors of Hollywood's rich, famous and powerful. . . In Hollywood, it takes more than ambition to make it to the top. No one is safe when passion becomes obsession. . . In Hollywood, living fast and paying the price are all part of the fame. But when the game spins recklessly out of control, life in L. A. can be murder. . . In Hollywood, a shocking web of power, obsession and murder will be revealed. And someone is about to discover the thrill of revenge. . . Murder, mayhem and a chilling conspiracy to hide the real truth.
Stone Barrington, the always surprising attorney and investigator, finds himself caught between two alluring women - one who has been left at the altar and another who is suspected of murder. Stone is in the midst of plans to marry Dolce, the daughter of a New York mafioso, when he is suddenly called to the side of Arrington Calder, a woman he has loved and lost, but never forgotten. To her horror, Arrington believes she is about to be indicted for the murder of her husband; one of America's most beloved film stars. With both enemies and friends swarming around her, Stone is the only person she can trust to gather her defense. But how much does Arrington actually remember about the night of the murder? And can Stone really trust her? The evidence against her mounts, the trial date looms, and Stone's feelings for her return. But even he doesn't know what danger the truth will bring.
Other cities have histories. Los Angeles has legends. Midcentury Los Angeles. A city sold to the world as "the white spot of America," a land of sunshine and orange groves, wholesome Midwestern values and Hollywood stars, protected by the world's most famous police force, the Dragnet-era LAPD. Behind this public image lies a hidden world of "pleasure girls" and crooked cops, ruthless newspaper tycoons, corrupt politicians, and East Coast gangsters on the make. Into this underworld came two men - one L. A. 's most notorious gangster, the other its most famous police chief - each prepared to battle the other for the soul of the city. Former street thug turned featherweight boxer Mickey Cohen left the ring for the rackets, first as mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel's enforcer, then as his protégé. A fastidious dresser and unrepentant killer, the diminutive Cohen was Hollywood's favorite gangster - and L. A. 's preeminent underworld boss. Frank Sinatra, Robert Mitchum, and Sammy Davis Jr. palled around with him; TV journalist Mike Wallace wanted his stories; evangelist Billy Graham sought his soul. William H. Parker was the proud son of a pioneering law-enforcement family from the fabled frontier town of Deadwood. As a rookie patrolman in the Roaring Twenties, he discovered that L. A. was ruled by a shadowy "Combination" - a triumvirate of tycoons, politicians, and underworld figures where alliances were shifting, loyalties uncertain, and politics were practiced with shotguns and dynamite. Parker's life mission became to topple it - and to create a police force that would never answer to elected officials again. These two men, one morally unflinching, the other unflinchingly immoral, would soon come head-to-head in a struggle to control the city - a struggle that echoes unforgettably through the fiction of Raymond Chandler and movies such as The Big Sleep, Chinatown, and L. A. Confidential. For more than three decades, from Prohibition through the Watts Riots, the battle between the underworld and the police played out amid the nightclubs of the Sunset Strip and the mansions of Beverly Hills, from the gritty streets of Boyle Heights to the manicured lawns of Brentwood, intersecting in the process with the agendas and ambitions of J. Edgar Hoover, Robert F. Kennedy, and Malcolm X. The outcome of this decades-long entanglement shaped modern American policing - for better and for worse - and helped create the Los Angeles we know today. A fascinating examination of Los Angeles's underbelly, the Mob, and America's most admired - and reviled - police department, L. A. Noir is an enlightening, entertaining, and richly detailed narrative about the city originally known as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles, "The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels. "
Rockstar Games has partnered with Mulholland Books to publish a collection of short fiction expanding the world of the newest groundbreaking achievement in storytelling: the interactive crime thriller L.A. Noire.1940s Hollywood, murder, deception and mystery take center stage as readers reintroduce themselves to characters seen in L.A. Noire. Explore the lives of actresses desperate for the Hollywood spotlight; heroes turned defeated men; and classic Noir villains. Readers will come across not only familiar faces, but familiar cases from the game that take on a new spin to tell the tales of emotionally torn protagonists, depraved schemers and their ill-fated victims. With original short fiction by Megan Abbott, Lawrence Block, Joe Lansdale, Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose, Jonathan Santlofer, Duane Swierczynski and Andrew Vachss, L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories breathes new life into a time-honored American tradition, in an exciting anthology that will appeal to fans of suspense and gamers everywhere.
A reckoning has come to the City of Angels . . . Karen Garcia is missing and her father doesn't trust the cops - he wants someone he knows on the case - so he enlists the help of Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. It seems that Karen is the latest victim of a distinctive serial killer and the police are determined to pin her death, and four others, on the witness who found her body. Cole doesn't believe the man has the guts to murder, and with his partner and the police at each other's throats, it's down to him to find the connection that will reveal the killer. But nailing the murderer means choosing between the two people he cares most about . . .
For fans of Dexter, Jeff Klima's debut thriller is a chillingly suspenseful novel set in a world of violence and chaos--where one man finds himself right at home. As an expert crime-scene cleaner, Tom Tanner charges big money to carve out bullets, mop up fluids, disinfect walls, and dispose of whatever's left of whomever was unlucky enough to require his services. For a handsome young ex-con determined to stay out of trouble, it's practically a dream job--until he discovers a grisly pattern to his work: a string of gruesome murders at a cheap motel chain, always in Room 236. While prying into a serial killer's nasty scheme, Tom finds himself with a sharp-witted strip-bar waitress plastered to his side--and his conscience. Even more surprising, the killer starts prying into his life, luring Tom into a twisted friendship. As Tom struggles against his adversary's wicked whims, risking the lives of the few people he holds dear, bodies pile up everywhere he turns. With a psychopath calling the shots, Tom has little choice but to clean house once and for all.Praise for L.A. Rotten "Eloquent, profound, hilarious, and redemptive, L.A. Rotten has a heart of gold."--Dianne Emley, bestselling author of the Nan Vining mysteries"A must-read novel for those who enjoy raw, 'pulpy' mysteries . . . Engrossing and satisfying, L.A. Rotten is a hard-boiled thriller that readers will be unable to put down."--Gina Fava, author of The Sculptor "A thrilling ride!"--Bell, Book & Candle "Fast-paced and compelling . . . This book is recommended for mystery readers."--Booksie's Blog "Pick it up!"--Drey's Library "A great book . . . It kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the book. If you love mystery books then I know you will love this story."--The World As I See It "It's gory, foul, and not for the faint-hearted. Although, interestingly enough, there are a couple of funny bits in L.A. Rotten. Leave it to the author to create a story that's violent and comical."--Priscilla and Her Booksoks
Los Angeles: A patchwork megalopolis defined by its unlikely cultural collisions; the city that raised and shaped Roy Choi, the boundary-breaking chef who decided to leave behind fine dining to feed the city he loved--and, with the creation of the Korean taco, reinvented street food along the way. Abounding with both the food and the stories that gave rise to Choi's inspired cooking, L. A. Son takes us through the neighborhoods and streets most tourists never see, from the hidden casinos where gamblers slurp fragrant bowls of pho to Downtown's Jewelry District, where a ten-year-old Choi wolfed down Jewish deli classics between diamond deliveries; from the kitchen of his parents' Korean restaurant and his mother's pungent kimchi to the boulevards of East L. A. and the best taquerias in the country, to, at last, the curbside view from one of his emblematic Kogi taco trucks, where people from all walks of life line up for a revolutionary meal. Filled with over 85 inspired recipes that meld the overlapping traditions and flavors of L. A. --including Korean fried chicken, tempura potato pancakes, homemade chorizo, and Kimchi and Pork Belly Stuffed Pupusas--L. A. Son embodies the sense of invention, resourcefulness, and hybrid attitude of the city from which it takes its name, as it tells the transporting, unlikely story of how a Korean American kid went from lowriding in the streets of L. A. to becoming an acclaimed chef.
Ever moved to a city you didn't know, for a guy who wasn't worth it...all because you thought you were in love?Sarah Walker has.She's just moved to L.A. and changed her whole life in anticipation of cohabitation with her fiancé, Benjamin. But he stalls, again. Pushed to the limit, the stability-seeking Sarah snaps and actually finds herself dumping him. Now she's in free fall: no fiancé, no job. No idea what to do next.According to her new roommate Martika, Sarah is now in the perfect place to start life in L.A.Before she knows it, Sarah becomes Martika's project, getting pulled headlong into a crazy, chaotic world of nightclubs and day jobs, where the only constant is change. Sarah's about to discover that "single" isn't a dirty word. Not that she'll be staying single for long....
Unrivaled by any other state for sheer size, Alaska is a land of mystery and wonder to many Americans. Bordered by water on three sides, it remains a remote and last frontier. . . until now. L is for Last Frontier, an alphabet book written by Carol Crane, takes readers on an informative adventure through the "land of the midnight sun."
Kinsey's skills are about to be sorely tested. She is about to meet her duplicitous match in a couple of world-class prevaricators who quite literally take her for the ride of her life.<P> "L" Is for Lawless: Call it Kinsey Millhone in bad company. Call it a mystery without a murder, a treasure hunt without a map, a quest novel with truly mixed-up motives. Call it the return of Kinsey as bad girl-- quick-witted and quicksilvery, smart-mouthed and smart-alecky-- poking her nose into everyone's dirty laundry as she joins up with a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde in an Our Gang comedy that will take her halfway across the country and leave her with a major headache and an empty bank balance.<P> America's favorite borderline delinquent is back with her one-liners on tap and her energy level on high, romping through her fastest and funniest adventure in this, her twelfth foray into the alphabet of crime.
El primer libro de cocina que presenta la gran variedad de platos latinoamericanos tal y como se preparan en los Estados Unidos hoy en dia.Himilce Novas y Rosemary Silva ofrecen 200 deliciosas recetas proveidas por familias norteamericanas con raices mexicanas, puertorriquefias, cubanas, jamaiquinas, brasilenas, argentinas, chilenas, peruanas, colombianas, guatemaltecas, y de casi todos los rincones de America Latina.Sabrosos, vistosos y llenos de sorpresas, los platos "nuevo latinos" son la ultima moda en restaurantes famosos desde Nueva York hasta Los Angeles. Con este libro, lo que parece exotico y dificil de cocinar se convierte en manjares maravillosos que cualquier cocinera o cocinero puede preparar facilmente en casa.-- Para comenzar, las autoras nos ofrecen sopas exquisitas, como la Sopa fria de pimientos colorados y coco, o Sopa de calabaza con aroma de naranja, asi como sabrosisimos antojitos como los Wontons fritos con chorizo, chile y queso Monterey Jack a la Bayamo o Frijoles molidos costarricenses.-- Los platos principales incluyen el Asopao de pollo Piri Thomas y el Pastel de papas celestial, entre otras creaciones fabulosas caseras.-- Entre la gran variedad de platos de arroz con frijoles se destacan El gallo pinto, preparado con arroz y frijoles colorados, igual que el plato jamaiquino Jamaican Coat of Arms (arroz con frijoles colorados). Tambien nos ofrecen una elegante variedad de tamales, empanadas y otros sabrosos rellenos para satisfacer el apetito latino a cualquier hora del dia -- entre ellos, las deliciosas Empanadas de camaron brasileno-americano.Cristina, la anfitriona famosa del Show de Cristina, el congresista Henry B. Gonzalez, entre otras muchas personalidades y extraordinarios cocineros, cantantes famosos, autores, abuelas y jovenes estudiantes, comparten sus recetas favoritas en este libro. De la misma manera, Himilce Novas y Rosemary Silva, las autoras, aportan sus codiciadas recetas familiares, y a la vez cuentan la historia y la preparacion de los chiles frescos y secos, los platanos tropicales, la yuca, el taro y otras frutas y vegetales, y donde conseguirlos aqui en los Estados Unidos.Este es un libro unico que le anade una nueva dimension a la mesa americana.From the Hardcover edition.
After thirty years of leading culinary tours throughout Mexico, Marilyn Tausend teams up with Mexican chef and regional cooking authority Ricardo Muñoz Zurita to describe how the cultures of many profoundly different peoples combined to produce the unmistakable flavors of Mexican food. Weaving engrossing personal narrative with a broad selection of recipes, the authors show how the culinary heritage of indigenous groups, Europeans, and Africans coalesced into one of the world's most celebrated cuisines. Cooks from a variety of cultures share recipes and stories that provide a glimpse into the preparation of both daily and festive foods. In a Maya village in Yucatán, cochinita de pibil is made with the native peccary instead of pig. In Mexico City, a savory chile poblano is wrapped in puff-pastry. On Oaxaca's coast, families of African heritage share their way of cooking the local seafood. The book includes a range of recipes, from the delectably familiar to the intriguingly unusual.
Joyce Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author, explores the power of positive thinking and the undeniable connection between the mind, mouth, moods, and attitudes. Thoughts can seem random and meaningless, but they impact your life every day. It's all connected. What you think affects your words, attitude, decisions, and emotions and influences how you relate to yourself, to other people, and to God. In THE MIND CONNECTION, Joyce Meyer expands on the wisdom of her bestselling books Battlefield of the Mind and Power Thoughts to explain how to improve the quality of your thoughts and your life. She explores the undeniable connection between the mind, mouth, moods, and attitudes, so that you can develop and maintain the right mental position--no matter what challenges you face. Through practical advice and Scriptural insights, Joyce will help you learn to think with purpose, gain greater confidence, and claim the fulfilling life you were meant to lead.a las luchas que esté enfrentando.Joyce reconoce que los pensamientos son una de las zonas más difíciles de la vida para dominar. Pero con la ayuda de Dios, usted puede aprender a guiar su propio pensamiento, recordando que cada uno de sus pensamientos tiene propósito, con la confianza necesaria para reclamar la vida que deseas llevar.
Italy is the land of La Dolce Vita ("the sweet life")-but also amore and now, erotica. Bestselling editor Maxim Jakubowski has compiled and translated more than 25 stories, featuring the best of Italian erotica written by women.
Sammy and Mouse were once best friends with an up and coming career as the rap duo Vixen Chaos. When both of them got pregnant by the same man, however, things fell apart. Now Rico, their babies' father, is in jail, and both women are new mothers with great responsibilities and plenty of problems. After she is kicked out of a family shelter for fighting, Mouse has no choice but to prostitute herself to survive. When she meets Tango, a hardcore thug with a soft spot for Mouse, she hopes that this is her way out of the mess she's in. Sammy still has dreams of returning to the music industry, but for the time being, she's making money as a dancer. She's also acting as Rico's eyes and ears on the street. He has threatened to implicate her in a murder, and she feels powerless to escape his control. When Search, an old friend with connections in the music industry, makes it clear he wants nothing to do with her, Sammy feels all her hope slipping away. Will she be stuck in this dark life forever? When she meets Power, a new man who's better and stronger than Rico ever was, things start to look up for Sammy. It only gets better when she and Mouse bump into each other and heal their broken friendship. Both women have come to see the damage that Rico has done to them, and now they want revenge. The only one with the power and reach to pull off a hit on Rico is Power. When Sammy tells him about the plan, he's willing to help out on one condition: Sammy will have to deliver his enemy--who just happens to be Mouse's man Tango. Will Sammy be willing to betray her friend once again if it means she can finally be set free from Rico?
Mouse and Sammy grew up as close as sisters in the notorious Edenwald Projects in the Bronx. Fighting to protect their territory and their reputation is a way of life, but the two loyal friends have goals. The girls have a passion for music and yearn to become famous someday. They perform as the rap group Vixen Chaos in local clubs, providing the only relief from their violent inner city lives. When Mouse starts dating Rico, an up and coming drug dealer from the hood, he promises to finance their music career. Sammy is doubtful, seeing that Mouse is becoming too caught up in her relationship with Rico. The two friends are at odds, and Sammy's biggest fear soon comes to light. Mouse becomes pregnant by Rico, putting their music careers on hold. As Mouse's belly grows, Rico becomes more absent from her. He loves the street life, constantly leaving Mouse alone in the apartment while he relishes in the attention of other beautiful women. Soon, Sammy gets swept up by Rico's swag and gift of gab, and the two start dating on the down low. The friendship is ruptured when Sammy finds out that she's also pregnant by Rico. Things turn ugly and violent, and the girls end up fighting in the middle of the street. They realize they have much bigger problems to worry about when Rico is picked up by the feds. Now he's serving a lengthy sentence, and his absence from the streets sparks a deadly war. Mouse and Sammy will have to raise their children alone, surviving by any means necessary.
Mouse and Sammy grew up as close as sisters in the notorious Edenwald Projects in the Bronx. Fighting to protect their territory and their reputation is a way of life, but the two loyal friends have goals. The girls have a passion for music and yearn to become famous someday. They perform as the rap group Vixen Chaos in local clubs, providing the only relief from their violent inner city lives. When Mouse starts dating Rico, an up and coming drug dealer from the hood, he promises to finance their music career. Sammy is doubtful, seeing that Mouse is becoming too caught up in her relationship with Rico. The two friends are at odds, and Sammy's biggest fear soon comes to light. Mouse becomes pregnant by Rico, putting their music careers on hold.As Mouse's belly grows, Rico becomes more absent from her. He loves the street life, constantly leaving Mouse alone in the apartment while he relishes in the attention of other beautiful women. Soon, Sammy gets swept up by Rico's swag and gift of gab, and the two start dating on the down low. The friendship is ruptured when Sammy finds out that she's also pregnant by Rico. Things turn ugly and violent, and the girls end up fighting in the middle of the street.They realize they have much bigger problems to worry about when Rico is picked up by the feds. Now he's serving a lengthy sentence, and his absence from the streets sparks a deadly war. Mouse and Sammy will have to raise their children alone, surviving by any means necessary.
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