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The sheikh must have his bride. A Reader Favorite Story from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Nalini Singh. The time has come for Tariq al-Huzzein to take the reins of his family's desert kingdom. But the role requires a bride, which means he must reclaim the woman who broke his heart years before in New Zealand. Now that he's lured her to this distant land, he means to keep his new bride here forever... But, once again, Jasmine Coleridge's blend of innocence and sensuality threatens to bring the haughty sheikh to his knees--and makes him wonder who is the true prisoner...
The fabled desert kingdom of Zulheina was Tariq's birthright, and he was a man who held tightly what belonged to him. And that meant he had to reclaim a very special woman--the woman who had broken his heart years before in New Zealand. And once he had lured her to this distant land, he meant to keep his new bride here forever. . . . But Jasmine Coleridge was not as easily tamed as he had imagined. Her beguiling blend of untouched innocence and dazzling sensuality threatened, once again, to bring the haughty sheikh to his knees--and made him wonder who was the true prisoner. . . .
Polygamy can be murder! That's what private detective Lena Jones learns when she helps thirteen year old Rebecca escape from Purity, a polygamy compound hidden in a desolate area near straddling Utah/Arizona border. When Rebecca's mother is arrested for the murder of Prophet Solomon Royal, Rebecca's intended husband, Lena enters Purity masquerading as a polygamist wife to uncover the real murderer. In doing so, Lena finds out more than she bargained for--the shocking secret the cult's Circle of Elders will kill to keep. During her investigations, Lena also discovers more about her own past. At the age of four she was found lying unconscious by the side of an Arizona highway, a bullet robbing her of her memories. Raised in a series of foster homes, Lena does not remember her real name nor the names of her parents. She thinks she has put the past behind her, but the sins of Purity's polygamous mothers and fathers force her to reexamine the few memories she has of her own motherthe woman who shot her...
2nd EditionDesert World: Book OneLivre once offered Planetary Alliance miners and workers a small fortune if they helped terraform the mineral rich planet. People flocked to the world, but then a civil war cut the desert planet off from all resources. Half-terraformed and clinging to the edge of existence, Livre devolved into a world where death was accepted as part of life, water resources were scarce and constantly dwindling, and neighbors tried to help each other hold off the inevitable as the desert fought to take back the few terraformed spaces. Temar Gazer claims to be the victim of water theft. His claims could be a simple misdirection intended to help him escape a term of labor after his criminal prank caused irreparable damage to a watering system. However as the only member of the council arguing against a short-term slavery sentence for Temar, Shan Polli can't escape the fear that something darker is happening. The more he investigates Temar's story, the more he finds that his world is not as free of politics or danger as he had assumed. Together, Shan and Temar must get to the bottom of the conspiracy before time runs out for the entire planet.First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, September 2011.
Desert World: Book ThreeLieutenant Commander Verly Black is ready to leave the atrocities of war behind and immigrate to the planet of Livre, where he can build a future away from the ghosts of his past. He doesn't expect to find a kindred spirit in councilman Naite Poli--a man with secrets as dark as Verly's own and bearing the scars to prove it. Both men have done what was necessary to survive--Verly in battle and Naite in defense of his family--and they're haunted by memories that leave them wary of trusting others. As they circle each other, the political maneuvering around them grows more dangerous, with the outer worlds trying to force Livre into one alliance or another. Some still view Verly as a killer and a spy, and they're determined not to let him forget what he's done. Others fear the implications of a military officer sharing the bed of a councilmember. When the rebel alliance moves beyond threats, Verly and Naite must push through the pain of their pasts and stand together to fight for the future of their world.
THE SURPRISE WEDDING Bess was a girl when she first saw her husband on their wedding day. Andrew, Earl of Exford, left after the ceremony, and as Bess blossomed into a lovely woman, she reveled in the freedom afforded by her absent spouse. Yet she knew the day would come when she would come face-to-face with her long-estranged husband.... On the day of his return, Drew found himself speechless at his wife's heart-stopping beauty and charm. Could it be that this once awkward girl was the bride he had deserted so long ago? Furthermore, could she ever forgive his cruel neglect and return his love?
From the book jacket: Amid the (Tlayan ruins of Na Chan where, it is said, the bite of a sacred mushroom can send a man hurtling back in time, three people will plumb the very core of their lives. Thomas is an idealistic ecologist about to hit burnout. His research facility has just been "nationalized" and his plans to save the world have crumbled to dust. Lindsay, long the object of his unrequited desire (and his brother Eddie's wife), has suddenly returned to his world in search of help. She tells him that Eddie, once an international rock superstar, has signed himself out of the psychiatric hospital where he'd been a patient for years and has been seen wandering the jungle. His quest for the roots of his art have already taken him on some strange and dangerous journeys, but the journey to Na Chan will be the strangest and most dangerous of all. Thomas, Lindsay, and Eddie will find themselves in the midst of a revolution where soldiers and self- proclaimed freedom fighters kill without compuction. They will feel the Earth rumble beneath them. They will witness the truth behind the Mayan legend of Kukulkan and "the end of the cycle." And they will take part in a soul-changing odyssey into the Mayan underworld where extraordinary secrets are revealed. A riveting blend of mysticism and high adventure, DESERTED CITIES OF THE HEART is a stunning work of fiction from one of the most inventive and exciting young writers of our time.
The Boxcar Children find a new adventure at the library, someone is trying to destroy it and they need to figure out who.
A search for her lost friend leads the female space warrior into a galactic hellhole with no way out.
"Powerful and often startling...The Deserters offers a provokingly fresh angle on this most studied of conflicts." --The Boston Globe A groundbreaking history of ordinary soldiers struggling on the front lines, The Deserters offers a completely new perspective on the Second World War. Charles Glass--renowned journalist and author of the critically acclaimed Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation--delves deep into army archives, personal diaries, court-martial records, and self-published memoirs to produce this dramatic and heartbreaking portrait of men overlooked by their commanders and ignored by history. Surveying the 150,000 American and British soldiers known to have deserted in the European Theater, The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II tells the life stories of three soldiers who abandoned their posts in France, Italy, and Africa. Their deeds form the backbone of Glass's arresting portrait of soldiers pushed to the breaking point, a sweeping reexamination of the conditions for ordinary soldiers. With the grace and pace of a novel, The Deserters moves beyond the false extremes of courage and cowardice to reveal the true experience of the frontline soldier. Glass shares the story of men like Private Alfred Whitehead, a Tennessee farm boy who earned Silver and Bronze Stars for bravery in Normandy--yet became a gangster in liberated Paris, robbing Allied supply depots along with ordinary citizens. Here also is the story of British men like Private John Bain, who deserted three times but never fled from combat--and who endured battles in North Africa and northern France before German machine guns cut his legs from under him. The heart of The Deserters resides with men like Private Steve Weiss, an idealistic teenage volunteer from Brooklyn who forced his father--a disillusioned First World War veteran--to sign his enlistment papers because he was not yet eighteen. On the Anzio beachhead and in the Ardennes forest, as an infantryman with the 36th Division and as an accidental partisan in the French Resistance, Weiss lost his illusions about the nobility of conflict and the infallibility of American commanders. Far from the bright picture found in propaganda and nostalgia, the Second World War was a grim and brutal affair, a long and lonely effort that has never been fully reported--to the detriment of those who served and the danger of those nurtured on false tales today. Revealing the true costs of conflict on those forced to fight, The Deserters is an elegant and unforgettable story of ordinary men desperately struggling in extraordinary times.
Investigating the planet's biomes and examining the modern threats to each ecosystem, this interactive series challenges young readers to look at how their own actions influence the planet's health. With compare-and-contrast facts and vocabulary-building sidebars, each engaging guide reveals how environmental threats-both human and natural-affect plants and animals. Examining this growing biome, this guide shows that the desert is more than just a giant sandbox. Discussing desertification and how environmental change-such as ranching, overdevelopment, and cactus collection-in this area can threaten life outside the desert, this resource instructs students on the need to treat the desert with care.
Presents a general description of deserts and describes specific desert plants, animals, people, and activities.
JudgedAs he watches, her body drifts below the water's surface, forever altered. Before he disposes of each victim, he takes a trophy. It's a sign of his power, and a warning--to the one destined to suffer most of all. . . CondemnedIn Grizzly Falls, Montana, Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli are struggling with a new commander and a department in the midst of upheaval. It's the worst possible time for a homicide. A body has been found, missing a finger. Alvarez hopes this means a murderer with a personal grudge, not a madman. But then a second body turns up. . . ExecutedAs the clues begin pointing toward a suspect, Pescoli's unease grows. Even with Alvarez barely holding it together and her own personal life in chaos, she senses there's more to this case than others believe. A killer has made his way to Grizzly Falls, ready to fulfill a vengeance years in the making. And Pescoli must find the target of his wrath--or die trying. . .
JudgedAs he watches, her body drifts below the water's surface, forever altered. Before he disposes of each victim, he takes a trophy. It's a sign of his power, and a warning--to the one destined to suffer most of all. . .CondemnedIn Grizzly Falls, Montana, Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli are struggling with a new commander and a department in the midst of upheaval. It's the worst possible time for a homicide. A body has been found, missing a finger. Alvarez hopes this means a murderer with a personal grudge, not a madman. But then a second body turns up. . .ExecutedAs the clues begin pointing toward a suspect, Pescoli's unease grows. Even with Alvarez barely holding it together and her own personal life in chaos, she senses there's more to this case than others believe. A killer has made his way to Grizzly Falls, ready to fulfill a vengeance years in the making. And Pescoli must find the target of his wrath--or die trying. . .
Emilio Andreoni's goal is perfection. A corporate king and Italy's most eligible bachelor, he craves only one more thing to complete his phenomenally successful life-the perfect woman!Once he thought that woman was shy Gisele Carter, until her scandalous goings-on became headline news and he called off their seemingly perfect engagement.But now Emilio is faced with proof of Gisele's innocence. He's determined to win back the only woman who ever truly satisfied him, but first he must persuade Gisele she's worthy of wearing his diamonds again....
Stepping into her Oregon hometown, Paige Matthews remembers why she left. Being the subject of the local rumor mill should be old hat to her. Maybe the reason she's a little touchier this time around is her son. One look at him and there's no doubt Logan Powell is his father. With the past between her and Logan, the gossips have a field day withthat. The grown-up Logan is very appealing, but is he parent material? Paige's top priority is giving her son the family he deserves. Can she and Logan do that? Can they overlook their differences? The attraction simmering between them suggests they might be partway there. . . ;.
Get inspired to take family portraits your clients will love Whether you're facing your first family portrait shoot or are a seasoned professional looking for fresh inspiration, Design Aglow's 100 ideas for posing newborns, babies, children, siblings, and families will help you approach each session brimming with confidence and creative ideas. Design Aglow's style-savvy approach has resonated with photographers (and their clients) everywhere. This curated collection reflects their modern sensibility, with poses from industry superstars such as Elizabeth Messina, Rachel Devine, Jose Villa, Tara Whitney, and Anna Kuperberg. You'll also get tips on directing your subjects, follow-up shots for each setup, and behind-the-scenes lighting information. Both eye candy and practical reference tool, The Design Aglow Posing Guide for Family Portrait Photography will inspire any family photographer, novice or expert, to "wake up" their style and take beautiful portraits for modern families.
An accessible and practical approach to the design and analysis of experiments in the health sciencesDesign and Analysis of Experiments in the Health Sciences provides a balanced presentation of design and analysis issues relating to data in the health sciences and emphasizes new research areas, the crucial topic of clinical trials, and state-of-the- art applications.Advancing the idea that design drives analysis and analysis reveals the design, the book clearly explains how to apply design and analysis principles in animal, human, and laboratory experiments while illustrating topics with applications and examples from randomized clinical trials and the modern topic of microarrays. The authors outline the following five types of designs that form the basis of most experimental structures:Completely randomized designsRandomized block designsFactorial designsMultilevel experimentsRepeated measures designsA related website features a wealth of data sets that are used throughout the book, allowing readers to work hands-on with the material. In addition, an extensive bibliography outlines additional resources for further study of the presented topics.Requiring only a basic background in statistics, Design and Analysis of Experiments in the Health Sciences is an excellent book for introductory courses on experimental design and analysis at the graduate level. The book also serves as a valuable resource for researchers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, epidemiology, statistical genetics, and public health.
Provides timely applications, modifications, and extensions of experimental designs for a variety of disciplinesDesign and Analysis of Experiments, Volume 3: Special Designs and Applications continues building upon the philosophical foundations of experimental design by providing important, modern applications of experimental design to the many fields that utilize them. The book also presents optimal and efficient designs for practice and covers key topics in current statistical research.Featuring contributions from leading researchers and academics, the book demonstrates how the presented concepts are used across various fields from genetics and medicinal and pharmaceutical research to manufacturing, engineering, and national security. Each chapter includes an introduction followed by the historical background as well as in-depth procedures that aid in the construction and analysis of the discussed designs. Topical coverage includes:Genetic cross experiments, microarray experiments, and variety trialsClinical trials, group-sequential designs, and adaptive designsFractional factorial and search, choice, and optimal designs for generalized linear modelsComputer experiments with applications to homeland securityRobust parameter designs and split-plot type response surface designsAnalysis of directional data experimentsThroughout the book, illustrative and numerical examples utilize SAS®, JMP®, and R software programs to demonstrate the discussed techniques. Related data sets and software applications are available on the book's related FTP site.Design and Analysis of Experiments, Volume 3 is an ideal textbook for graduate courses in experimental design and also serves as a practical, hands-on reference for statisticians and researchers across a wide array of subject areas, including biological sciences, engineering, medicine, and business.
The multidisciplinary nature of learning-games development is key to successful projects. In this book, field leaders in serious games and professionals in entertainment games share practical guidelines and lessons from their own experiences researching and developing learning games. This volume includes: * The key elements of design and development that require particular attention from multiple disciplines to ensure success * An overview of successful models and methods, and the trade-offs made throughout the process, to guide development * Cohesive, multidisciplinary views of the issues that arise and of the techniques applied in order to produce effective learning games grounded in specific experiences, community consensus, and analysis of successful learning games that have already been released * The stories behind the games, to illustrate how final design and development decisions were reached. Aimed at professionals and academics interested in developing and researching learning games, it offers a comprehensive picture of the state of the art.
Economic research on climate change has been crucial in advancing our understanding of the consequences associated with global warming as well as the costs and benefits of the various policies that might reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. As nations work to develop climate policies, economic insights into their design and implementation are ever more important. With a balance between theoretical and empirical approaches, The Design and Implementation of US Climate Policy looks at the possible effects of various climate policies on a range of economic outcomes. The studies that comprise the volume examine topics that include the coordination--or lack thereof--between the federal and state governments, implications of monitoring and enforcing climate policy, and the specific consequences of various climate policies for the agricultural, automotive, and buildings sectors.
Have you fantasized about your own retail store-selling your own specialty items, showcasing unique products or better promoting existing products? Or have you dreamed of working from home, setting your own hours and still making great money? Today's technology makes it easier than ever to take your retail dreams to the world's largest marketplace-the Internet. In just days, you can build your own eCommerce website, reach potential customers by the millions, process orders 24/7 and accept payments from all over the world-with no technical background or graphic design skills! Design a professional eCommerce site using inexpensive, turnkey solutions from established companies like Google, Yahoo! and Go Daddy that require no programming or graphic design knowledge Create content and online deals that capture shoppers and keep them coming back Use surefire online tools that work 24/7 to handle payments and accept orders Drive traffic using Search Engine Optimization and other marketing and advertising techniques Skillfully handle inventory, order fulfillment, customer service and all other operations The world's largest marketplace is at your fingertips...take advantage of it!
Are you creative? Interested in taking your favorite hobby or inventive attitude to a new, more profitable level? Would you like to work from the comfort home, making money around the clock? Thanks to today's turnkey technology, in just a few clicks and a few days you can build a virtual gift store selling your favorite items to millions! Choose from today's hottest online gift businesses, including food, pets, hobbies, home goods, and holiday items, or debut and sell your signature goodies. In just one week, break into the billion-dollar gift industry, create a fully-functioning website, tap into millions of eager online shoppers, and more! Design an attractive, multi-functional website using inexpensive, turnkey solutions that require no programming knowledge Tap into the newest gift trends, and choose your specialty and services Use easy, automated solutions that work 24/7 to accept orders and handle payments Skillfully manage inventory, order fulfillment, customer service, and all other operations Create repeat shoppers with online deals and promotions Drive traffic using search engine optimization, social marketing, and other online marketing techniques
Are you a virtual social butterfly? Captivated by the buzz of new media? Interested in setting the online social scene for others? And making a profit doing so? Tap into the millions of MySpace users and Facebook friends to create your own specialized social site! In just seven days, identify your network niche; develop an inviting, interactive website; drive traffic and membership; build profitable online advertising relationships; and more! Design an attractive, interactive social networking website using inexpensive, turnkey solutions that require no programming knowledge Define your community and set the tone Offer interactive features including profile pages, member search options, media add-ons, and more Generate traffic and membership using search engine optimization, viral and social marketing, and other techniques Cash in on your site with proven, revenue-generating solutions Use included resources to stay on the cutting-edge
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