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Christopher, David, April, and Jalil find themselves at the single most powerful area in Everworld--Olympus. It seems that the evil alien god, Ka Anor, plans to take Olympus for himself and Zeus isn't having any of it.
The worst day of Tim Blake's life started out with him making breakfast for his seventeen-year-old daughter Sydney. Syd was staying with him while she worked a summer job - even if he wasn't entirely sure what her job at the Just Inn Time motel actually was - and Tim hoped this quality father-daughter time would somehow help her deal with his divorce from Susanne. When she didn't arrive home at her usual time, he thought she'd probably gone to the mall to hang with her friends. When she didn't answer her phone he began to worry. When she didn't come home at all, he began to panic. And when the people at the Just Inn Time said they had no Sydney Blake working at the motel and never had, he began to see his life going into freefall. If she hadn't been working at the Just Inn Time every day, what had she been doing? Something she couldn't - or wouldn't - tell her own father about? To find his daughter Tim doesn't need to simply track her down - he needs to know who she really was, and what could have made her step out of her own life without leaving a trace. Only one thing has him convinced the worst hasn't already happened: the fact that some very scary people seem just as eager as he is to find her. The question is: who's going to find her first?
Her 'Perfect' Dad Made Her Life a Living HellWhen Cathy returns to her hometown, she tells herself she has nothing to fear. But as she drives through town, she can feel the glances. As she parks her car in front of her childhood home, heads turn and eyes stare. Her knees are weak and she longs to jump back into her car and bolt.As she steps onto the porch, the years roll away and she is six again, coming home from school, walking slowly, reluctantly up the walk, her book bag bumping against her legs. Fearfully, she stares at the house, wishing desperately that her mother was home. Sometimes when her mother was home, her father wouldn't hit her so hard or make her clean and re-clean the bathroom because of some imagined sin.TruLove Collection presents the page-turning novella -- Fear Thy Father, a story of courage and survival. Cathy's journey of facing her fears and forgiveness will inspire you.
Whatever it was, it could only have been dead for a couple of hours. But in those couple of hours it had obviously been re-run over at least half a dozen times. Animal pancake. Either a fox or a cat, way too big for a squirrel. It took a lot of elbow grease to get it up from the road, the spade's metal blade ringing harshly against the tarmac in the early morning hush. And even then there were sticky bits of fur or something still left there. Tim grimaced as he dumped it into the sack.
This is a star trek novel featuring the original crew. When Captain Sulu and some of the other Excelsior officers are taken hostage by Beta Promethian pirates, the Federation's hands are tied as diplomacy is stalled, and the officers remain in captivity, facing iminent death. A retired Captain Kirk and some of the old Enterprise crew, as well as a beautiful young Academy graduate come to the rescue. Lots of typical Star trek adventures before the story line is resolved.
This is the story of Nohar Rajasthan, a private eye descended from genetically manipulated tiger stock to become a moreau--a second-class humanoid citizen in a human world. Nohar retired from the private eye business ten years ago, and just wants to spend his remaining time in the peace and quiet of his wilderness homestead. Then a human lawyer asks him to take on a missing moreau case--and suddenly all hell breaks loose!
IN A CITY OF BEAUTY AND HISTORY, A LITTLE NIGHT MURDER IS BEING COMPOSED... For world-class musicians, Bath is no mecca. But to cellist Sara Selkirk it is home, now invaded by an unbearably sexy Czech composer and his unheralded protégée, who is scoring an opera for a local company. Between the notorious composer and his untried student, Sara does not expect great music. Nor, however, does she expect murder.... With Sara caught up in a stormy relationship with a music-loving and very married police officer, she is privy to the investigation into the first killing. The next victim she knows personally, and Sara is sure of a connection. Alas, someone has composed a perfect score for murder. And she who can detect its melody first--will be the next to die.... From the Paperback edition.
Halmi (English, U. of Washington) has edited this classic work by Northrup Frye, his first book (in 1947). The introduction discusses at length the process of research and thinking that led to Frye's writing of the book and its reception by scholars. Halmi's notes provide citations for quotations from the Bible and other sources and explanations of obscure references in the text. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Being a force of nature doesn't keep you safe. Hunter Garrity is used to watching his back. The kids at school sense something different about him. And they're right. Hunter has powers that have nothing to do with how hard he can throw a punch. Maybe that's what Clare Kasten is picking up. She's shy, quiet, and intense, but she's sought him out. There's no telling what she wants from him. But Hunter knows enough to sense a secret when it's close. And getting close to Clare is a danger he's ready to face. . . "Plenty of romance and non-stop action. . . . Elemental is the new series to watch. " --Inara Scott, author of "The Marked"Praise for Brigid Kemmerer and The Elemental Series"Magic, suspense, and enough twists to keep you reading until sunrise. An incredible start to the series " --Award winning author Erica O'Rourke"Overflowing with action, snappy dialog, and hot guys--The Elemental Series will take your breath away. " --Kim Harrington, author of "Clarity" Brigid Kemmerer finds time to write between her family and her day job, but sometimes she ends up mothering her coworkers and managing her family. 11,000 Words
I am powerful. I am graceful. I am angry. I am pure. I am raw. I am alone. I am Gaia. I am just like you. But I'm not -- I'm Fearless . NO RULES. NO LIMITS. NO FEAR.
Jacob Reckless returns once again to the Mirrorworld--filled with profound characters, extraordinary creatures, and epic life-or-death treasure hunts that could only come from the mind of the master storyteller of our generation, Cornelia Funke. Jacob Reckless has only a few months left to live. He's tried everything to shake the Fairy curse that traded his life for his brother's--legends such as the All-Healing Apple, the Well of Eternal Youth, the blood of a northern Djinn. And yet hope after hope is extinguished. After months of fruitless searching, Jacob journeys through his father's mirror one final time to deliver the bad news to Fox. But there they hear of one last possibility--an item so legendary that not even Mirrorworlders believe it exists: a crossbow that can kill thousands, or heal one, when shot through the heart. But a Goyl treasure hunter is also searching for the prized crossbow. Jacob must find it first--and somehow convince Fox to do whatever it takes to save him.
Award-winning author Elvira Woodruff has written a harrowing novel about an eleven-year-old orphan boy on a stormy sea -- and the charming daredevil who befriends him in England in 1695. When a storm brings down his father's boat, Digory Beale is forced to leave home to discover his fate. For if Digory has been orphaned, he can never go home again. On his journey, Digory becomes the apprentice to Henry Winstanly, whose life's obsession is to save sailors' lives. Digory must face his fears of the sea to help Henry bring candles to the lighthouse he's built on a killer reef. But who could have known the force of a monster storm heading their way? In this poignant page-turner, Digory comes to understand the many facets of courage -- and what it means to be a true hero.
The face of a seductress and the heart of a warrior Forced to watch while Vikings laid waste her lands in East Anglia, Princess Judith seeks shelter in the only kingdom left unconquered-the court of King Alfred of Wessex. But while men may fight the invaders openly with sword and sheild, Judith must seek her own vengeance-even if that means seducing a dangerous stranger to achieve it... Einhard of Frisia owns a fleet of ships that could win the war, but his agenda calls for a more personal vendetta against an enemy who hold his only son. Yet fair Judith's pride and passion call to him, and he yearns to champion her cause, though doing so may mean he must sacrifice his own...
Being a force of nature doesn't keep you safe.Hunter Garrity is used to watching his back. The kids at school sense something different about him. And they're right. Hunter has powers that have nothing to do with how hard he can throw a punch. Maybe that's what Clare Kasten is picking up. She's shy, quiet, and intense, but she's sought him out. There's no telling what she wants from him. But Hunter knows enough to sense a secret when it's close. And getting close to Clare is a danger he's ready to face. . ."Plenty of romance and non-stop action. . ..Elemental is the new series to watch." --Inara Scott, author of The MarkedPraise for Brigid Kemmerer and The Elemental Series"Magic, suspense, and enough twists to keep you reading until sunrise. An incredible start to the series!" --Award winning author Erica O'Rourke"Overflowing with action, snappy dialog, and hot guys--The Elemental Series will take your breath away." --Kim Harrington, author of Clarity Brigid Kemmerer finds time to write between her family and her day job, but sometimes she ends up mothering her coworkers and managing her family. 11,000 Words
What could be more satisfying than presenting friends and family with a perfectly crafted homemade dessert, fresh out of the oven? Yet for many, the idea of baking is intimidating; rolling out pie dough or making a cake from scratch is akin to climbing Mount Everest. THE FEARLESS BAKER is a beginner's baking guide written to empower home cooks with spot-on advice and a cache of go-to recipes. Renowned pastry chef Emily Luchetti guides novice bakers through her amazing recipes to troubleshoot their most common pitfalls. Charming color illustrations and photographs of real-life beginning bakers in action complete the instruction, turning even the most tentative baker into a fearless one.
This book tells the inspiring stories of ten women, in all types of journalism, who put themselves at risk to do their jobs. Put all together, their lives also tell the story of journalism itself, its importance to society and the struggle that the women in this field have gone through to do the work that they love and to provide an essential service to society. In an age when many young people's experience of journalism is limited to celebrity gossip and sports scores, Fearless Female Journalists demonstrates the essential role that these women have played, by telling the stories of just a few of those who are willing to stand up to ridicule, make personal sacrifices and even, in some cases, lose their lives to tell the stories that need to be told.
As many as one in five people is afraid of flying. For some, the fear is so paralyzing that they have never boarded a plane. For others, flying is a necessary evil-they'll do it because they have to, but it's torture. They white-knuckle their way through the flights they have to take or avoid air travel and miss out on promotions, business opportunities, and the thrill of visiting new places with friends and family. This book provides a sensible, tested alternative, with proven strategies that have helped hundreds of people overcome their fears and head happily skyward.Based on the Australian airline Qantas's world-renowned "Fearless Fliers" course, THE FEARLESS FLIER'S HANDBOOK is filled with soothing facts and step-by-step exercises for turning fear into calm and confidence.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Personal vendettas, hidden treasure, and a monkey named Carl will send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most explosive adventure yet. The Crime: Armed robbery to the tune of nine million dollars Dom Rizzi robbed a bank, stashed the money, and did the time. His family couldn't be more proud. He always was the smart one. The Cousin: Joe Morelli Joe Morelli, Dom Rizzi, and Dom's sister, Loretta, are cousins. Morelli is a cop, Rizzi robs banks, and Loretta is a single mother waiting tables at the firehouse. The all-American family. The Complications: Murder, kidnapping, destruction of personal property, and acid reflux Less than a week after Dom's release from prison, Joe Morelli has shadowy figures breaking into his house and dying in his basement. He's getting threatening messages, Loretta is kidnapped, and Dom is missing. The Catastrophe: Moonman Morelli hires Walter "Mooner" Dunphy, stoner and "inventor" turned crime fighter, to protect his house. Morelli can't afford a lot on a cop's salary, and Mooner will work for potatoes. The Cupcake: Stephanie Plum Stephanie and Morelli have a long-standing relationship that involves sex, affection, and driving each other nuts. She's a bond enforcement agent with more luck than talent, and she's involved in this bank-robbery-gone-bad disaster from day one. The Crisis: A favor for Ranger Security expert Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger, has a job for Stephanie that will involve night work. Morelli has his own ideas regarding Stephanie's evening activities. The Conclusion: Only the fearless should read Fourteen. Thrills, chills, and incontinence may result.
An eye-opening chronicle of the Silicon Valley technology boom, capturing key moments in the careers of Steve Jobs and more than seventy other leading innovators as they created today's digital world In the spring of 1985, a technological revolution was under way in Silicon Valley, and documentary photographer Doug Menuez was there in search of a story--something big. At the same time, Steve Jobs was being forced out of his beloved Apple and starting over with a new company, NeXT Computer. His goal was to build a supercomputer with the power to transform education. Menuez had found his story: he proposed to photograph Jobs and his extraordinary team as they built this new computer, from conception to product launch. In an amazing act of trust, Jobs granted Menuez unlimited access to the company, and, for the next three years, Menuez was able to get on film the spirit and substance of innovation through the day-to-day actions of the world's top technology guru. From there, the project expanded to include the most trailblazing companies in Silicon Valley, all of which granted Menuez the same complete access that Jobs had. Menuez photographed behind the scenes with John Warnock at Adobe, John Sculley at Apple, Bill Gates at Microsoft, John Doerr at Kleiner Perkins, Bill Joy at Sun Microsystems, Gordon Moore and Andy Grove at Intel, Marc Andreessen at Netscape, and more than seventy other leading companies and innovators. It would be fifteen years before Menuez stopped taking pictures, just as the dotcom bubble burst. An extraordinary era was coming to its close. With his singular behind-the-scenes access to these notoriously insular companies, Menuez was present for moments of heartbreaking failure and unexpected success, moments that made history, and moments that revealed the everyday lives of the individuals who made it happen. This period of rapid, radical change would affect almost every aspect of our culture and our lives in ways both large and small and would also create more jobs and wealth than any other time in human history. And Doug Menuez was there, a witness to a revolution. In more than a hundred photographs and accompanying commentary, Fearless Genius captures the human face of innovation and shows what it takes to transform powerful ideas into reality.
Mosley returns to mysteries at last with his most engaging hero since Easy Rawlins. When Paris Minton meets a beautiful new woman, before he knows it he has been beaten up, slept with, shot at, robbed, and his bookstore burned to the ground. He's in so much trouble he has no choice but to get his friend, Fearless Jones, out of jail to help him.
A survivor of personal trauma, Rhonda Britten understands the challenge of defeating fear. Her Fearless Living program has helped thousands let go of indecision, gain clarity of purpose, and take life-changing risks. With true stories, self-affirmations, and exercises, she exposes the roots of our fears and gives us the tools to move beyond them. The result is a blueprint for success, happiness, and a life without fear.
Outnumbered by the superior forces and firepower of the Syndicate Worlds, the Alliance fleet continues its dangerous retreat across the enemy star system. Led by the legendary Captain John "Black Jack" Geary who returned to the fleet after a hundred-year suspended animation, the Alliance is desperately trying to return home with its captured prize: the key to the Syndic hypernet and the key to victory... Geary is convinced that the Syndics are planning to ambush the fleet and finish it off once and for all. Realizing the fleet's best (and only) chance is to do the unexpected, Geary takes the offensive and orders the fleet to the Sancere system. There, a multitude of possible routes home give the Alliance fleet a better chance of avoiding their pursuers--and an attack on the Sancere shipbuilding facilities could decimate the Syndic war effort. Weary from endless combat, the officers and crew of the Alliance fleet can't see the sense in charging deeper into enemy territory, prompting a mutiny that divides them and leaves Geary with higher odds against him than ever before...
Tending our relationships is our highest calling as human beings, says Karen Casey. All of our relationships "with loved ones, coworkers, neighbors, and even strangers" provide opportunities for us to not only enrich our lives but also to create a more nurturing world. Drawing from her own life experiences and lessons learned the hard way, Casey offers wise counsel about what helps and what hinders relationships. Her insights are at once familiar and revealing, reminding us of simple truths we inherently know but need to rediscover for ourselves again and again.Key features and benefits Casey's books are known by millions interested in personal growth each essay explores one simple relationship rule ideal for anyone interested in strengthening relationshipsAbout the author- Millions of people around the world spend a little time with Karen Casey every day. She is the best-selling author of numerous self-help and recovery books, including the classic Each Day a New Beginning. Karen enjoys golf and riding her Harley-Davidson with her husband. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Naples, Florida.
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