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The Spirit Rebellion: The Legend of Eli Monpress Book 2

by Rachel Aaron

Eli Monpress is brilliant. He's incorrigible. And he's a thief. He's also still at large, which drives Miranda Lyonette crazy. While she's been kicked out of the Spirit Court, Eli's had plenty of time to plan his next adventure. But now the tables have turned, because Miranda has a new job -- and an opportunity to capture a certain thief. Things are about to get exciting for Eli. He's picked a winner for his newest heist. His target: the Duke of Gaol's famous "thief-proof" citadel. Eli knows Gaol is a trap, but what's life without challenges? Except the Duke is one of the wealthiest men in the world, a wizard who rules his duchy with an iron fist, and an obsessive perfectionist with only one hobby: Eli. It seems that everyone is hunting for Eli Monpress.

The Spirit Thief: The Legend of Eli Monpress Book 1

by Rachel Aaron

Eli Monpress is talented. He's charming. And he's a thief. But not just any thief. He's the greatest thief of the age - and he's also a wizard. And with the help of his partners - a swordsman with the most powerful magic sword in the world but no magical ability of his own, and a demonseed who can step through shadows and punch through walls - he's going to put his plan into effect. The first step is to increase the size of the bounty on his head, so he'll need to steal some big things. But he'll start small for now. He'll just steal something that no one will miss - at least for a while. Like a king.

7 Rules of Achievement: From Vision to Action . . . The Complete Guide To Programming Your Internal Success Mechanism

by Raymond Aaron Tom Terwilliger

“Tell me your goal and I will tell you WHY you are likely NOT to achieve it! The way in which you have pursued goals in the past has very likely created the exact opposite blueprint of the one needed to achieve what you want. Those negative blueprints may be exactly what are keeping you from living your dreams.” --Tom Terwilliger, 7 RULES of Achievement. This life changing book will help you finally create the new and empowering architecture needed to achieve whatever you want in your life… including abundant wealth, a joyful and fulfilling relationship, a sexy, strong and healthy body and your ability to lead and inspire. Even before completing the 7 RULES of Achievement you will immediately begin to feel unstuck and compelled to start moving towards even your most ambitious dreams.

Broken Homes: A Rivers of London Novel (Rivers of London #4)

by Ben Aaronovitch

My name is Peter Grant, and I am a keeper of the secret flame -- whatever that is.Truth be told, there's a lot I still don't know. My superior Nightingale, previously the last of England's wizardly governmental force, is trying to teach me proper schooling for a magician's apprentice. But even he doesn't have all the answers. Mostly I'm just a constable sworn to enforce the Queen's Peace, with the occasional help from some unusual friends and a well-placed fire blast. With the new year, I have three main objectives, a) pass the detective exam so I can officially become a DC, b) work out what the hell my relationship with Lesley Mai, an old friend from the force and now fellow apprentice, is supposed to be, and most importantly, c) get through the year without destroying a major landmark.Two out of three isn't bad, right?A mutilated body in Crawley means another murderer is on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil, who may either be a common serial killer or an associate of the twisted magician known as the Faceless Man -- a man whose previous encounters I've barely survived. I've also got a case about a town planner going under a tube train and another about a stolen grimoire.But then I get word of something very odd happening in Elephant and Castle, on a housing estate designed by a nutter, built by charlatans, and inhabited by the truly desperate. If there's a connection to the Crawley case, I'll be entering some tricky waters of juristiction with the local river spirits. We have a prickly history, to say the least.Just the typical day for a magician constable.

Foxglove Summer: A Rivers Of London Novel (Rivers of London #5)

by Ben Aaronovitch

When two young girls go missing in rural Herefordshire, police constable and wizard-in-training Peter Grant is sent out of London to check that nothing supernatural is involved.It's purely routine--Nightingale, Peter's superior, thinks he'll be done in less than a day. But Peter's never been one to walk away from someone in trouble, so when nothing overtly magical turns up he volunteers his services to the local police, who need all the help they can get. But because the universe likes a joke as much as the next sadistic megalomaniac, Peter soon comes to realize that dark secrets underlie the picturesque fields and villages of the countryside and there might just be work for Britain's most junior wizard after all.Soon Peter's in a vicious race against time, in a world where the boundaries between reality and fairy have never been less clear....

Lies Sleeping: The Seventh Rivers Of London Novel (Rivers of London #7)

by Ben Aaronovitch

The seventh book of the bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series returns to the adventures of Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, as he solves magical crimes in the city of London.The Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud, and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring him to justice.But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that the Faceless Man, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan. A plan that has its roots in London's two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees.To save his beloved city Peter's going to need help from his former best friend and colleague--Lesley May--who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch....

Midnight Riot (Rivers of London #1)

by Ben Aaronovitch

Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he'll face is a paper cut. But Peter's prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter's ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic.From the Paperback edition.

Moon Over Soho: Rivers Of London, Moon Over Soho, Whispers Under Ground (Rivers of London #2)

by Ben Aaronovitch

BODY AND SOUL The song. That's what London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins, part-time jazz drummer and full-time accountant, who dropped dead of a heart attack while playing a gig at Soho's 606 Club. The notes of the old jazz standard are rising from the body--a sure sign that something about the man's death was not at all natural but instead supernatural.Body and soul--they're also what Peter will risk as he investigates a pattern of similar deaths in and around Soho. With the help of his superior officer, Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, and the assistance of beautiful jazz aficionado Simone Fitzwilliam, Peter will uncover a deadly magical menace--one that leads right to his own doorstep and to the squandered promise of a young jazz musician: a talented trumpet player named Richard "Lord" Grant--otherwise known as Peter's dear old dad.From the Paperback edition.

Whispers Under Ground: Rivers Of London, Moon Over Soho, Whispers Under Ground (Rivers of London #3)

by Ben Aaronovitch

A WHOLE NEW REASON TO MIND THE GAP It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher—and the victim’s wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom—if it exists at all—is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects . . . except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant. With Inspector Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, tied up in the hunt for the rogue magician known as “the Faceless Man,” it’s up to Peter to plumb the haunted depths of the oldest, largest, and—as of now—deadliest subway system in the world. At least he won’t be alone. No, the FBI has sent over a crack agent to help. She’s young, ambitious, beautiful . . . and a born-again Christian apt to view any magic as the work of the devil. Oh yeah—that’sgoing to go well.

Behind Chocolate Bars

by Kathy Aarons

The national bestselling author of Truffled to Death returns with a mystery full of tricks and treats... DOUBLE, DOUBLE-BOIL, AND TROUBLE... Best friends and business partners Michelle and Erica have a monstrous to-do list as they prepare for the annual West Riverdale Halloween Festival. Their shop, Chocolates and Chapters, will have a booth at the event, where Michelle will serve spooky delights while Erica displays an assortment of spine-chilling books. Thank goodness the teenagers from Erica's comic-book club are chipping in to help. But one of their volunteers winds up in trouble after a woman's body is found in an abandoned house--with the teen's superhero key ring close by. The teen swears he didn't do it, but he's obviously hiding something--leaving Michelle and Erica with a witch's cauldron of questions. Soon they discover that the dead woman was tricking a whole bunch of people out of more than just treats. Now these two friends must go door-to-door if they hope to unmask a killer...Includes Scrumptious Chocolate-Making Recipes!From the Paperback edition.

Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates

by Kathy Aarons

Whether it's to satisfy a craving for chocolate or pick up the hottest new bestseller, the locals in charming West Riverdale, Maryland, are heading to Chocolates and Chapters, where everything sold is to die for... Best friends Michelle Serrano and Erica Russell are celebrating the sweet rewards of their combined bookstore and chocolate shop by hosting the Great Fudge Cook-off during the town's Memorial Day weekend Arts Festival. But success turns bittersweet when Main Street's portrait photographer is found dead in their store, poisoned by Michelle's signature truffles. As suspicion mounts against Michelle, her sales begin to crumble and her career seems whipped. With Erica by her side, Michelle must pick through an assortment of suspects before the future of their dream store melts away... FIRST IN A NEW SERIES Includes Scrumptious Chocolate-Making Recipes!

Truffled to Death

by Kathy Aarons

Two best friends sell books and bonbons--and solve crimes--in this mystery from the author of Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates...Hoping to sweeten sales for their shop, Chocolates and Chapters, Michelle and Erica host a reception highlighting a new museum display of ancient Mayan pottery curated by Erica's former mentor, Professor Addison Moody. The evening has a few hiccups, but the ladies soon smooth things over with ample servings of wine and chocolate.Yet with the sweet comes the bitter. The very next day, the antiquities from the reception are discovered missing. The professor accuses Erica of having sticky fingers, claiming she wants revenge on him. And she's only in more trouble after he's found stabbed to death with one of the artifacts. Now Michelle must help Erica track down the real killer before someone else finds themselves in less than mint condition...From the Paperback edition.

The New Jewish American Literary Studies (Twenty-First-Century Critical Revisions)

by Victoria Aarons

The opening decades of the twenty-first century are distinguished by a newly framed and regenerated outlook of Jewish American literary studies. This volume introduces readers to the new perspectives, new approaches, and widening of interpretive possibilities in Jewish American literature accompanied by the changes of the new millennium. Now that we are over a decade into a new century, the field of Jewish American literary studies has begun to reshape itself in response to a 'new diaspora', a newly defined sense not only of Jewish American literature, but of America, an expansion of new genres, new voices, and new platforms of expression. This book re-evaluates questions of race, feminism, gender, sexuality, orthodoxy, assimilation, identity politics, and historical alienation that shape Jewish American literary studies. Several chapters show the influence of other cultures on the field such as Iranian-American-Jewish writing, Israeli-American, and Latin American literary expression, as well as the impact of Russian emigres.

Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert's Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You'd Rather Stay Home)

by Morra Aarons-Mele

From the marketing guru and host of the popular Forbes.com podcast Hiding in the Bathroom, a breakthrough introverts' guide that broadens the conversation sparked by Quiet and moves away from the "Lean In" approach, offering wisdom and practical tips to help readers build strong relationships and achieve their own definition of professional success.Most ambitious people believe that reaching the peaks of success means being on 24/7—tirelessly networking, deal-making, and keynoting conferences. This is nonsense, says Morra Aarons-Mele. As an eminent entrepreneur with a flourishing business and a self-proclaimed introvert with lots of anxieties, Morra disagrees with the notion that there’s only one successful "type": the intense, super social, sleep-deprived mover and shaker, the person who musters endless amounts of "grit." Hiding in the Bathroom is her antidote for everyone who is fed up with feeling like they must always "lean in"—who prefer those moments of hiding in the bathroom to constantly climbing the ladder or working the room.Morra knows what it takes to make your mark, and now, this entrepreneur who has boosted the online strategy of clients such as the Malala Fund, President Obama, the UN Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation shares the insights, tricks, and knowledge she’s learned. Filled with advice, exercises to help readers evaluate their own work/life fit and manage anxiety, valuable tools, and stories of countless successful people—entrepreneurs, academics, and novices just beginning their careers—Hiding in the Bathroom empowers professionals of all ages and levels to take control and build their own versions of success. Thoughtful and practical, it is a must-have handbook for building a fantastic, prosperous career and a balanced, happy life—on your own terms.

Quantum Computing since Democritus

by Scott Aaronson

Written by noted quantum computing theorist Scott Aaronson, this book takes readers on a tour through some of the deepest ideas of maths, computer science and physics. Full of insights, arguments and philosophical perspectives, the book covers an amazing array of topics. Beginning in antiquity with Democritus, it progresses through logic and set theory, computability and complexity theory, quantum computing, cryptography, the information content of quantum states and the interpretation of quantum mechanics. There are also extended discussions about time travel, Newcomb's Paradox, the anthropic principle and the views of Roger Penrose. Aaronson's informal style makes this fascinating book accessible to readers with scientific backgrounds, as well as students and researchers working in physics, computer science, mathematics and philosophy.

Brought Together by Baby

by Carolyne Aarsen

While caring for her special-needs baby sister, Rachel Noble falls in love with pediatrician Dr. Eli Cavanaugh in this second installment of the Tiny Blessings series. Original.

Building Bridges (Tales from Grace Chapel Inn #40)

by Carolyne Aarsen

As the dog days of summer wind down, the Howard sisters end up trying their hands at many new things. After a minor auto accident, Louise-- accustomed to coaxing beautiful music from the piano and organ--learns to check tire gauges, dipsticks and battery cables. Alice gets roped into helping Aunt Ethel on a new project, and employs hammers, saws and nails to try to keep up with her feisty aunt, and Jane has been commissioned to cater a very special dinner. The finicky hostess makes planning a menu a challenge, but learning to minister to a special group of guests may just be the trickiest task of all.

The Cowboy's Lady

by Carolyne Aarsen

Cody Jameson knows that hiring gourmet chef Vivienne Clayton for the Circle C Ranch has to be a mistake. He once secretly loved her, but she's back in tiny Clayton, Colorado, for just a year. Vivienne wonders how she'll survive in the town she couldn't leave fast enough. Yet she soon finds herself cooking beans and biscuits for cowboys and helping Cody with his sassy teenage sister. To the entire ranch's surprise, it seems like this big-city chef might actually stand a chance of becoming a cowboy's lady forever.

Daddy Lessons

by Carolyne Aarsen

Her high school sweetheart is the last person teacher Hailey Deacon expects to encounter back home in Hartley Creek. Since Dan Morrow closed the door on their future, Hailey's determined to make this a temporary stay. She has an ill grandmother to take care of. But when Dan, now a widower, brings his troubled six-year-old daughter to Hailey for help, how can she refuse? Working with both father and daughter, she vows not to fall for him again. But if a determined little girl has her way, Hailey won't be leaving Hartley Creek again anytime soon.Home to Hartley Creek:A family legend brings cousins home.

A Family for Luke

by Carolyne Aarsen

Luke Harris grew up without family. Now, it's all he wants. More so when he and his friendly dog move next door to widowed mom Janie Corbett and her three kids. For the first time, he can imagine hearing the pitter-patter of little feet in his own home. Listening to their bedtime prayers. Having a wife and children to call his own. But once-burned/twice-shy Janie won't say yes--unless Luke acknowledges his troubled past. With the help of one stubborn woman, three smart kids and a cherished Labrador retriever, there might be a family for Luke, after all.

Her Montana Twins

by Carolyne Aarsen

A Forever Family Raising twins on her own hasn't been easy for widowed mom Hannah Douglas. But she's determined to see her family-and the picnic basket auction she's organizing for the town's centennial celebration-succeed. Still, there are times she wishes for someone to lean on. To her surprise, Brody Harcourt's strong shoulders are at the ready. Seems like Jasper Gulch's favorite firefighter and rancher is always there when she needs him. But Hannah's not sure she's willing to take another chance on love, especially with someone whose job puts him in harm's way. Is the risk of loving Brody worth the reward to make her family complete? Big Sky Centennial: A small town rich in history...and love.

A Mother at Heart

by Carolyne Aarsen

A PLACE TO BELONGMiriam Spencer had left the "glamorous" New York fashion world to return to the small farming town where she was raised. Perhaps here, if only for a little while, she could find some of the meaning that was missing in her life....But coming home meant meeting Jake Steele, the man she'd never stopped loving. He was a widower now, with an adorable young daughter, and she longed to be part of both their lives. But what could she offer this man, whose roots were planted so deep in the land, in his family, in his faith...?And yet, how could she walk away from him again?

The Price of Fame (Tales from the Grace Chapel Inn #14)

by Carolyne Aarsen

The winter doldrums are just settling over Acorn Hill when a movie crew comes to scout locations for an upcoming project. The director loves the small-town feel and hopes to film a pivotal scene in Grace Chapel. While some residents are thrilled about the income the shoot will bring, and others hope to star in the motion picture, still others are less certain that the disruption will be welcome. The director leaves behind a crew member to convince the town council to allow the shoot. With Hollywood hysteria in the air, will the citizens of Acorn Hill make a wise decision?

The Rancher's Return & Daddy Lessons: The Rancher's Return\Daddy Lessons

by Carolyne Aarsen

Discover love in Whisper Falls in these two tales by bestselling author Linda GoodnightSugarplum HomecomingWidower Davis Turner doesn’t need to hear his children’s wishes for a new mom to recognize that neighbor Lana Ross is a beautiful woman. But he worries that his feelings for the former bad girl could cause a scandal. Though Lana has turned over a new leaf, her secrets have followed her to Whisper Falls. Secrets that could destroy her hope for a future with Davis. The Lawman’s HonorAs assistant police chief, Heath Monroe didn’t expect he’d ever need rescuing. But that’s exactly what Cassie Blackwell does when she pulls him from his damaged car after an accident. He’s soon smitten, but cautious about getting involved, especially since one of his investigations might implicate Cassie’s ex-husband! Yet the more time he spends with her, the deeper he falls…

Small-Town Reality (Tales from Grace Chapel Inn #22)

by Carolyne Aarsen

Is Acorn Hill ready for reality television? Jane seems to think so. A makeover show filmed at Betty Dunkle's beauty shop is all set to roll, and Jane has landed Louise a spot on the show! Will the fastidious Louise be game for a change in her style? Meanwhile, Elwood Swigart, a retired newspaper reporter, intends to shake up things in Acorn Hill when he starts publishing a rival tabloid paper. How will the stalwart Acorn Nutshell handle the competition? And will the town be torn in two by the gossip and dirt that Elwood digs up?

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