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Love and Electronic Affection: A Design Primer

by Lindsay D. Grace

Love and Electronic Affection: A Design Primer brings together thought leadership in romance and affection games to explain the past, present, and possible future of affection play in games. The authors apply a combination of game analysis and design experience in affection play for both digital and analog games. The research and recommendations are intersectional in nature, considering how love and affection in games is a product of both player and designer age, race, class, gender, and more. The book combines game studies with game design to offer a foundation for incorporating affection into playable experiences. The text is organized into two sections. The first section covers the patterns and practice of love and affection in games, explaining the patterns and practice. The second section offers case studies from which designers can learn through example. Love and Electronic Affection: A Design Primer is a resource for exploring how digital relationships are offered and how to convey emotion and depth in a variety of virtual worlds. This book provides: • A catalog of existing digital and analog games for which love and affection are a primary or secondary focus. • A catalog of the uses of affection in games, to add depth and investment in both human-computer and player-to-player engagement. • Perspective on affection game analyses and design, using case studies that consider the relationship of culture and affection as portrayed in games from large scale studios to single author independent games. • Analysis and design recommendations for incorporating affection in games beyond romance, toward parental love, affection between friends, and other relationships. • Analysis of the moral and philosophical considerations for historical and planned development of love and affection in human–computer interaction. • An intersectionality informed set of scholarly perspectives from the Americas, Eurasia, and Oceania. Editor Bio: Lindsay D. Grace is Knight Chair of Interactive Media and an Associate Professor at the University of Miami School of Communication. He is Vice President for the Higher Education Video Game Alliance and the 2019 recipient of the Games for Change Vanguard award. Lindsay is author of Doing Things with Games, Social Impact through Design and more than fifty peer-reviewed papers on games and related research. He has given talks at the Game Developers Conference, SXSW, Games for Change Festival, the Online News Association, the Society for News Design, and many other industry events. He was the founding director of the American University Game Lab and Studio and the designer-developer behind several award winning games, including two affection games. He served as Vice President and on the board of directors for the Global Game Jam™ non-profit between 2014 and 2019. From 2009 to 2013 he was the Armstrong Professor at Miami University’s School of Art. Lindsay also served on the board for the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) between 2013 and 2015.

Getting to Center: Pathways to Finding Yourself Within the Great Unknown

by Marlee Grace

"Marlee's work shifts and stretches. This new collection is a necessary resource for those of us looking to re-center, lean in, and get curious about ourselves, about our heart's work. Getting to Center is a blessing in book form." —Alexandra Elle, author of After the Rain From the beloved creator, workshop facilitator, and author of How to Not Always Be Working comes an approachable and practical guide to leaning into the unknown even when it feels as though everything around—and inside—us is in flux.Picking up where How to Not Always Be Working left off, Getting to Center is an empathetic offering to those who are looking for a roadmap for finding their way back to equilibrium. This book meditates on endings, grief and joy, ease, hope, addiction, and beginnings, pairing Marlee's own experiences and wisdom with practical exercises and tools for creating balance and understanding within the natural changes of life. In her own constant shifting, improviser and entrepreneur Marlee Grace has found ways to pivot within her career, while still maintaining constant threads throughout. She has developed practices that have supported her through opening and closing multiple businesses, a divorce, several cross-country moves, choosing sobriety, and more. Essential for anyone who feels overwhelmed and anxious about these unpredictable times, this gorgeous, thoughtful book is a hand to hold to feel less alone, and a guide to cultivating resources we can replenish and depend on in ourselves.

The Skeleton Horse: An Unofficial Minecrafters Novel, Book 3 (Unofficial Animal Warriors of the Overwo #3)

by Maya Grace

The Final Book in an Exciting Series of Adventures for Minecrafters!The day and night cycle has stopped! Ella knows what that means—hostile mobs will spawn uncontrollably across the Overworld, just as they did during the Uprising. Just as they did the last time her mother was seen alive.In a desperate race against time, Ella and her cousins venture out into the night to try to set things right. But when lightning strikes and skeleton horsemen appear, Rowan is hurt! Without fierce Rowan by her side, Ella will have to face one of her greatest fears—or face the fate that befell her own mother.THE UNOFFICIAL ANIMAL WARRIORS OF THE OVERWORLD SERIES is an all-new Minecrafter story in which cousins Rowan, Jack, and Ella don’t know a thing about their mysterious past—or the powerful gift they’ve inherited. But something is calling to them from the Overworld outside the walls of their grandmother’s twisty mansion. Some things are calling—wolves, ocelots, and other animals that need help fighting the rise of hostile mobs.As the cousins find the courage to venture out, they discover that they can communicate with those animals. Every adventure adds a piece to the puzzle of their past. Soon, the cousins will learn not only what happened to their parents, but also of the danger facing them all. They’ll need to call on their special gifts—and their animal friends—to fight back.

Bonjour, Wildcats (High School Musical: Stories From East High #12)

by N. B. Grace

Ooh, la la! A foreign exchange student named Jean-Claude has come to East High. He's handsome, friendly ... and he's French! Jean-Claude is fascinated by American high school customs--almost as much as all the Wildcats are fascinated by him! Of course, Sharpay vies for his attention, but he's even got Kelsi's head turning. When Kelsi finds out that Jean-Claude is also a musician, she becomes even more smitten! Will she be able to overcome her shyness--or will her attempts hit a sour note?

High School Musical: The Junior Novel

by N. B. Grace

Until Troy met Gabriella, his big dream was to win the basketball championship. But ever since they sang karaoke together on New Years Eve, Troy can't get his mind off trying out for the lead role in the school musical with Gabriella as his partner!

High School Musical 2: The Junior Novel

by N. B. Grace

Good-bye, school and Hello, summer! But for Troy, Gabriella, Chad, and Taylor, this vacation is no day at the beach. That's because they're all working at a country club founded by Ryan and Sharpay's family! And with the club's annual talent show right around the corner, Sharpay's competitive instincts are sizzling. She dumps her brother Ryan as her singing partner and starts wooing Troy to join her onstage instead. Gabriella is less than thrilled that Troy has agreed to sing with Sharpay. How could he do that to her? She never sees him these days. He's too busy on the golf course, dining in style, playing basketball with a college team and all of it managed by Sharpay. Things are heating up on the lawns of high society. Will Troy and Gabriella realize that they're meant to be?

The Eleventh Victim

by Nancy Grace

The Eleventh Victim, from former prosecutor Nancy Grace, is a tense thriller depicting a battle of wits between a lawyer, a serial killer, and the NYPD As a young psychology student, Hailey Dean's world explodes when Will, her fiancé, is murdered just weeks before their wedding. Reeling, she fights back the only way she knows how: In court, prosecuting violent crime...putting away the bad guys one rapist, doper, and killer at a time. But dedicating her life to justice takes a toll after years of trials and the endless tide of victims calling out from crime scene photos and autopsy tables. Just as she grows truly weary, a serial killer unlike any other she's encountered begins to stalk the city of Atlanta, targeting young prostitutes, each horrific murder bearing his own unique mark. This courtroom battle will be her last. Hailey heads for Manhattan to pick up the pieces of the life she had before Will's murder, training as a therapist. In a vibrant new world, she finally leaves her ghosts behind. But then her own clients are brutally murdered, one by one, by a copycat using the same M.O. as the Atlanta killer she hunted down years before. Hailey's own DNA is found at the crime scenes. As the body count rises across Manhattan, Hailey is forced to match wits not only with a killer, but with the famed NYPD. Unless she returns to her former life and solves the case, still more innocent people will die at the hands of a killer who plans to get her before she can get him!

Murder in the Courthouse: A Hailey Dean Mystery

by Nancy Grace

Hailey Dean is in trouble again-and this time it could be deadly! Hailey Dean, the prosecutor who never lost a case, heads to Savannah as an expert witness on the sensational Julie Love-Adams murder trial, but she soon finds herself embroiled in a mystery . . . and an unexpected love affair.At the baggage claim, Hailey is greeted by the handsome Lieutenant Chase Billings. On their way to her hotel, they hear an APB for a murder that has just been committed. When they race to the scene, they find Alton Turner, a courthouse sheriff known for being as neat as a pin. Only he's a hot mess now, lying sprawled in a pool of blood, severed in half by a garage door.Hailey, never one to mind her own business, jump-starts Turner's murder investigation while juggling the Julie Love trial. The timing of the trial and murder could be a coincidence, but everyone knows there is no such thing as coincidence in criminal law!Next, Elle Odom, a gorgeous court clerk, is poisoned at the courthouse cafeteria coffee bar. Then, the police tech who helps find Elle's missing handbag (stuffed with her life-saving Epi-pen) turns into alligator bait at an amusement park ... and that's just the beginning.With Lt. Billings falling hard for Hailey, she digs deeper to find a killer with a very mysterious agenda . . . knowing full well the next murder victim may very well be herself.It's crime sleuth Hailey Dean at her best!

Objection!

by Nancy Grace Diane Clehane

Court TV host Nancy Grace presents her case in this behind-the-scenes look at the high-profile cases everyone is talking about ancy Grace is a name millions of Americans recognize from her regular appearances on Court TV and Larry King Live. Legions of loyal fans tune in for her opinions on today's high-profile cases and her expert commentary on the challenges facing the American judicial system. Now, in Objection!, she makes her case for what's wrong with the legal system and what can be done about it.

Individual and Societies for the IB MYP 2

by Paul Grace

A concept-driven and assessment-focused approach to Individual and societies teaching and learning.- Approaches each chapter with statements of inquiry framed by key and related concepts, set in a global context- Supports every aspect of assessment using tasks designed by an experienced MYP educator- Differentiates and extends learning with research projects and interdisciplinary opportunities- Applies global contexts in meaningful ways to offer an MYP Individual and societies programme with an internationally-minded perspective

Individuals and Societies for the IB MYP 1: by Concept

by Paul Grace

A concept-driven and assessment-focused approach to Individuals and Societies teaching and learning. - Approaches each chapter with statements of inquiry, framed by key and related concepts, set in a global context. - Supports every aspect of assessment using tasks designed by an experienced MYP educator. - Differentiates and extends learning with research projects and interdisciplinary opportunities. - Applies global contexts in meaningful ways to offer an MYP Individuals and Societies programme with an internationally-minded perspective.

Individuals and Societies for the IB MYP 3

by Paul Grace

A concept-driven and assessment-focused approach to Individual and societies teaching and learning.- Approaches each chapter with statements of inquiry framed by key and related concepts, set in a global context- Supports every aspect of assessment using tasks designed by an experienced MYP educator- Differentiates and extends learning with research projects and interdisciplinary opportunities- Applies global contexts in meaningful ways to offer an MYP Individual and societies programme with an internationally-minded perspective

Miss Lavigne's Little White Lie

by Samantha Grace

A Scoundrel Drives a Hard Bargain. . . Spirited and determined to protect her young brother at any cost, Lisette Lavigne is desperate to flee New Orleans. There's only one ship sailing to England, though, and the rakish Captain Daniel Hillary will only allow Lisette's family aboard for a very steep price. . . But a Lady Always Gets the Upper Hand. . . Daniel prides himself on running a tight ship, and he knows a lady will be nothing but trouble on a long voyage. Yet he can't help but break his own ironclad rules when Lisette persuades him that being gentlemanly just this once is his wisest course of action. . .

Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times

by Sara Grace Bishop Michael Curry

Walk the path of love with one of the warmest, most beloved spiritual leaders of our time, and learn how to put faith into action.As the descendant of slaves and the son of a civil rights activist, Bishop Michael Curry's life illustrates massive changes in our times. Much of the world met Bishop Curry when he delivered his sermon on the redemptive power of love at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle. Here, he expands on his message of hope in an inspirational road map for living the way of love, illuminated with moving lessons from his own life. Through the prism of his faith, ancestry, and personal journey, Love Is the Way shows us how America came this far and, more important, how to go a whole lot further.The way of love is essential for addressing the seemingly insurmountable challenges facing the world today: poverty, racism, selfishness, deep ideological divisions, competing claims to speak for God. This book will lead readers to discover the gifts they need in order to live the way of love: deep reservoirs of hope and resilience, simple wisdom, the discipline of nonviolence, and unshakable regard for human dignity.

Long Kiss Goodnight: Naughty Bedtime Stories

by Shady Grace

Rating: Erotica - Controversial. Come away with Shady Grace to find pleasure and passion, humor and action, with seven naughty bedtime stories you won't soon forget. From a torrid encounter in the wilderness, to using a mechanic's tools for pleasure, and luscious second chances, Long Kiss Goodnight may just set your body—or your bed sheets—on fire.

Performing National Identities

by Sherrill Grace Albert-Reiner Glaap

A collection of eighteen original essays on contemporary Canadian theatre by scholars and drama specialists in Canada, Great Britain, Europe, Australia, Hungary, and Japan. The international scope of the volume, reflected in its co-editors (Sherrill Grace from Canada, Albert-Reiner Glaap from Germany), confirms the new importance of Canadian plays on the world stage.

Become an Earth Angel

by Sonja Grace

In Earth Angel: A Guide to Finding Your Wings, Sonja Grace brings an entirely new perspective to the angel genre. She has been traveling and working in the angelic realm for over 30 years is dedicated to Divine love and is an Earth Angel. Our planet has moved into the fifth dimension and we are about to witness a new order of earth angels. Hundreds of thousands of people are beginning to feel a calling to their spiritual light. Yet, some feel misunderstood, different and in many cases extremely sensitive and intuitive about people and events. Sonja Grace was destined to write Earth Angel: A Guide to Finding Your Wings to assist those emerging souls who are searching for answers and hoping to discover their path of service and their spiritual connection to the divine. Through her own extraordinary case studies, Sonja Grace reveals what it is like to do the work of an earth angel and how she has used her gifts to locate missing people, conduct long distance healing and council a myriad of international clients. Readers are taken on a journey into the angelic realms.

Dancing with Raven and Bear: A Book of Earth Medicine and Animal Magic

by Sonja Grace

Original tales inspired by Native American and Norwegian folklore that highlight the wisdom of the divine natural world • Shares unique stories about Earth Medicine and animal magic, inspired by the author’s unusual Native American (Hopi) and Norwegian upbringing • Interwoven with ancient teachings and everyday practical applications of Earth Medicine, such as grounding and dream interpretation • Each tale is beautifully illustrated with the author’s original art, which promotes spiritual understanding and the power of the Earth’s healing properties • Paper with French flaps Drawing on both her Native American (Hopi) heritage and her Norwegian upbringing, renowned mystic and intuitive healer Sonja Grace shares original wisdom tales, received through her heart and soul, to take you on a journey into the magic of Raven and Bear and the healing power of Earth Medicine. Featuring Sonja’s distinctive and beautiful artwork, each story is embedded with ancient teachings to inspire you to live closer to the Earth. The fables include powerful examples of animal magic and everyday, practical applications of Earth Medicine, such as simple energy exercises, dream interpretations, Earth Medicine prayers and meditations, and using medicinal plants to manage negative energies. As background to the stories, Sonja reveals parallels between Norse mythology and Native American traditions and explores the symbology of animals and the recurring central theme of the tension between light and darkness. In Norse myth, the great god Odin, for instance, is often accompanied by Ravens. These birds are considered manifestations of the Valkyries, the goddesses who brought brave soldiers to Valhalla, while in Native American traditions, the Raven is viewed as a trickster or messenger, a magical creature with the ability to shapeshift into a human or animal, yet also portrayed as a hero overcoming adversity. The Bear on the other hand can embody the healer who grounds our energy and removes illness or can represent the inner part of us that has faith. In one fable, Sonja brings Bear to life as a mythical creature singing songs to bring in the light, reflecting the powerful lesson that by using our voice and speaking the truth we can hold darkness at bay. Throughout all of the stories, Raven and Bear teach us to be responsible for our actions and develop spiritual accountability. By sharing these tales of Earth Medicine, Sonja offers not only a path of reconnection with the Earth but also medicine for the soul. She shows how the Earth works in unity within herself and provides a warehouse of knowledge for all who live upon her.

Children of Eden: A Novel (Children of Eden #1)

by Joey Graceffa

<P>Twenty-five-year-old Joey Graceffa has captured the hearts of more than 8.3 million teens and young adults through his playful, sweet, and inspirational YouTube presence. Already a bestselling author with his memoir, In Real Life, Joey now presents his first novel, Children of Eden. <P>Rowan is a second child in a world where population control measures make her an outlaw, marked for death. She can never go to school, make friends, or get the eye implants that will mark her as a true member of Eden. Indeed, her kaleidoscopic eyes may very well give her away to the ruthless Center government. Outside of Eden, Earth is poisoned and dead. All animals and most plants have been destroyed by a man-made catastrophe. <P>Long ago, the brilliant scientist Aaron Al-Baz saved a pocket of civilization by designing the EcoPanopticon, a massive computer program that hijacked all global technology and put it to use preserving the last vestiges of mankind. Humans will wait for thousands of years in Eden until the EcoPan heals the world. <P>As an illegal second child, Rowan has been hidden away in her family's compound for sixteen years. Now, desperate to see the world, she recklessly escapes for what she swears will be only one night of adventure. Though she finds an exotic world, and even a friend, the night leads to tragedy. Soon Rowan becomes a renegade on the run. <P>The first novel from YouTube superstar Joey Graceffa, Children of Eden is a thrilling and completely absorbing new book from one of social media's brightest young storytellers. <P><b> A New York Times Bestseller</b>

Elites of Eden: A Novel (Children of Eden #2)

by Joey Graceffa

<P>The highly anticipated sequel to the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Children of Eden. <P>Two girls, one destiny. Yarrow is an elite: rich, regal, destined for greatness. She’s the daughter of one of the most powerful women in Eden. At the exclusive Oaks boarding school, she makes life miserable for anyone foolish enough to cross her. Her life is one wild party after another…until she meets a fascinating, lilac-haired girl named Lark. <P>Meanwhile, there is Rowan, who has been either hiding or running all her life. As an illegal second child in a strictly regulated world, her very existence is a threat to society, punishable by death…or worse. <P>After her father betrayed his family, and after her mother was killed by the government, Rowan discovered a whole city of people like herself. Safe in an underground sanctuary that also protected the last living tree on Earth, Rowan found friendship, and maybe more, in a fearless hero named Lachlan. But when she was captured by the government, her fate was uncertain. <P>When these two girls discover the thread that binds them together, the collision of memories means that their lives may change drastically—and that Eden may never be the same. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>

In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World

by Joey Graceffa

A confessional, uplifting memoir from the beloved YouTube personality.It's not where you begin that matters. It's where you end up. Twenty-three year old Joey Graceffa has captured the hearts of millions of teens and young adults through his playful, sweet, and inspirational YouTube presence (not to mention his sparkling eyes and perfect hair). Yet, Joey wasn't always comfortable in his skin, and in this candid memoir, he thoughtfully looks back on his journey from pain to pride, self-doubt to self-acceptance. To his fans, Joey is that best friend who always captures the brighter side of life but also isn't afraid to get real. In the pages of his first book, he opens up about his years of struggling with family hardships and troubles at school, with cruel bullying and the sting of rejection. He tells of first loves and losses, embarrassing moments and surprising discoveries, loneliness, laughter, and life-changing forks in the road, showing us the incalculable value of finally finding and following your true passion in this world. Funny, warm-hearted, and inspiring, Joey Graceffa's story is a welcome reminder that it's not where you begin that matters, but where you end up.

Between You and Me

by Jennifer Gracen

As the only daughter of the wealthy Harrison clan, Tess Harrison has everything—except the baby she longs for. With no husband in sight, she escapes to her family’s retreat in Aspen, Colorado, visions of sperm donors dancing in her head. Instead, she finds Logan Carter. When the ruggedly handsome manager of the Harrison ski house offers to be her baby daddy in exchange for her playing his girlfriend, Tess is breathless to begin the charade. After all, the brokenhearted heiress knows better than to fall in love . . . She would be Logan’s dream girl, if his dark past had left him with any dreams. Now the brooding bachelor’s only hope is to satisfy his mother’s dying wish to see him happily paired off—and give lovely Tess the baby she longs for. But when he and Tess opt to make a baby the old-fashioned way, he’s fighting hard against the longing to hold on to the elusive Harrison beauty forever . . .

Happily Ever After

by Jennifer Gracen

The wildest of the elite Harrison men is about to tie the knot—if the family drama doesn’t tie him in knots first . . .The prodigal son of the wealthy Harrison family, Pierce Harrison’s wedding to lovely schoolteacher Abby McCord promises to be extraordinary—from the lavish Hamptons resort where the family gathers in anticipation, to the breathtaking ocean views where the couple will say their long-awaited vows. Conspicuously absent are the groom’s estranged parents—who nonetheless seem poised to do their best to destroy Pierce and Abby’s big day . . .Pierce’s siblings, Tess, Charles and Dane have pulled together to protect their beloved brother from their meddling parents. But it seems Pierce’s wounds run deep—so deep he begins to wonder if the powerful love he feels for his bride is enough. Or if it’s even possible for someone like him to have—and keep—the kind of happiness that’s meant to last a lifetime. Will he realize that he’s the only one standing in his way, before it’s too late? . . .

Someone Like You

by Jennifer Gracen

A Zebra Shout Fresh New RomancePierce Harrison--yes, that Pierce Harrison, black sheep of the wealthy Harrison clan--has come home to his family's luxurious Long Island compound. The big question is why the dangerously sexy soccer star agreed to coach a kids' soccer team. His co-coach Abby McCord should be grateful. Instead she's fending off some seriously smoldering advances from the scandal-ridden athlete. Good thing bad boys are so not her type . . . Abby is definitely not lacking in passion, but the sweet-faced beauty needs to learn a thing or two about taking a team to the championship--and a whole lot about how to let a man into her once-broken heart. Pierce definitely knows how to make the moves, but will Abby trust that the bachelor the world has condemned as a scoundrel can settle down with the one woman who has taken hold of his heart?

Mrs. Dalloway (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

by David Gracer

MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

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