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It was supposed to be a sexy one-time indulgence. Two rivals in the self-help world coming together for an evening of fun. But Miranda Reed soon realized she was pregnant and was horrified at having to confront her baby's father. Though irresistible, Zach was the last person she wanted to see again. . . or was he?A traditionalist, Zach Jameson insisted on marrying Miranda. And the more time he spent with the fiery writer, the more he really wanted her in his life. . . permanently. No longer did he care about keeping his image intact. They could live in sin and have a posse of love children, for all he cared--just as long as he could call her his. . . .
The book in a four-part series. Amy Flowers refuses to be labeled, and she can't wait for seventh grade at Allington Academy. The academics, the art program--and the look on snotty Jenelle's face when she sees that Amy is daring to invade her turf.
Amy Flowers just started seventh grade at super-exclusive Allington Academy, and she's taking the school by storm! When Amy's unique sense of style lands her a spot in a local fashion event, she ends up stealing the show. Now she's accidentally famous, and everyone at school wants Amy's advice. It's fun being the center of attention, but will all the fashion passion cost her Academic Challenge team the championship?
Twenty-two-year-old Emma Keane has a secret friend. He's powerful, mysterious, and devastatingly handsome. In her dreams, anyway. In real life, he's an enigma. Maybe just a teensie jealous. Definitely overbearing. He's also a voice only she can hear. So who or what is he? He won't say. But if she wants to be free, to be normal, Emma will have to trek to the jungles once ruled by the Mayans and find the forgotten ruin holding the answers.However, the ruthless deity she's about to unknowingly unleash on the modern world, might not be so easily extracted from her life. Bottom line, he's got enemies, and now, so does she. 72,000 words.
This is book 2 in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling paranormal romance Accidentally Yours series. THE DETERMINED VAMPIRENiccolo DiConti has faithfully served as leader of Her Majesty's army for over a millennium, but he'd rather sunbathe in the Sahara than spend another grueling day under his demented queen's command. However, no one has ever left her side and lived to tell. So when a powerful goddess prophesies he will meet his salvation-a human woman he must turn into a vampire with her consent-he eagerly rises to the challenge. After all, how hard could it be to seduce a human female into taking the immortal plunge? Harder than he thinks. Because his mate won't be born for another three centuries, and when he wakes up in the goddess' tomb, not only is his life a mess, but his destined female isn't about to settle for a coldhearted vampire. Can he win her over before it's too late? Not if his enemies have anything to do with it.AN UNWILLING BRIDEOn the night Helena Strauss meets the fierce, devastatingly handsome vampire who saves her life in the jungles of Mexico, she knows her world will be forever changed. Because an attraction this mind blowing only comes along once in a lifetime-or existence. And when he claims she is his one true mate, destined to be his for all eternity, it's a fairytale come true. So what if her knight in shining armor is a vampire? Nobody's perfect. But discovering the powerful, overbearing immortal doesn't "do love"? Deal breaker. Helena will flee and set out to accomplish the impossible...sever the otherworldly bond between them. And it turns out, Helena is just the leverage Niccolo's enemies need to break the mighty warrior and wipe out his people. 72,000 words.
When it comes to Máax, the God of Truth who refuses to follow the rules, there's more to him than meets the eye. Literally. Because Maáx is invisible! Which is probably why, after seventy-thousand years, he's still unable to find a mate.Ashli Rosewood was never meant to die. In fact, her death might be the very reason the gods are now faced with stopping that pesky doomsday right around the corner. If only there was a way to undo the past. Cue Máax. Seven feet of divine masculinity and the unruly god charged with saving Ashli. With a little help from an ancient Mayan tablet, Máax will travel back in time and set things right.Easy, right?Wrong.Because Máax has one teensy challenge. He's invisible. And every time this impatient, powerful deity gets anywhere near Ashli, he spooks her right into harm's way. Meaning...she dies, and he has to start all over again.Cliff, banana peel, runaway storage container filled with Belgian chocolates, bee sting, the list goes on and on. Does the Universe have it out for this girl? Sure seems that way. But why? And what will Máax do when he begins to suspect that not only is Ashli the key to stopping the apocalypse, but she may be "the one" he's been waiting seventy-thousand years for.How will he save the one woman the Universe insists on killing and who wants nothing to do with him?Approx. 85,000 words. The Accidentally Yours Series BOOK 1: Accidentally in Love with...a God?BOOK 2: Accidentally Married to...a Vampire?BOOK 3: Sun God Seeks...Surrogate?BOOK 3.5: Accidentally...Evil? (a Novella)BOOK 4: Vampires Need Not...Apply?BOOK 4.5: Accidentally...Cimil? (a Novella) BOOK 5: Accidentally...Over?
Aisling might be his top headhunter, but with her prim, frumpy exterior Gianluca Palladio has never noticed her. Then, at a party in Italy, Gianluca catches a glimpse of the real Aisling--a wild wanton, whom he takes to his bed. One night will never be enough. Gianluca demands another, and suddenly he and Aisling are bound together forever. . . by a baby!
Accidents and catastrophes follow Sonny Chapin, so falling off a mountain wasn't all that unusual--except that she fell straight into the arms of the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, he's the enemy. His family had destroyed her father's business. Now, the old saying about loving your enemy will suddenly take on a whole new meaning.
From Wheaties to telephones, microwave ovens to yo-yos, here are the inspiring and often funny stories of 50 mistakes and misunderstandings that helped bring about life as we know it. With hilarious cartoons and wacky facts, this fascinating compendium illustrates the adage "If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them."From the Trade Paperback edition.
From the bestselling author of The Comfort of Lies, an engrossing look at the darker side of a marriage--and at how an ordinary family responds to an extraordinary crisis.Maddy is a social worker trying to balance her career and three children. Years ago, she fell in love with Ben, a public defender, drawn to his fiery passion, but now he's lashing out at her during his periodic verbal furies. She vacillates between tiptoeing around him and asserting herself for the sake of their kids--which works to keep a fragile peace--until the rainy day when they're together in the car and Ben's volatile temper gets the best of him, leaving Maddy in the hospital fighting for her life. Randy Susan Meyers takes us inside the hearts and minds of her characters, alternating among the perspectives of Maddy, Ben, and their fourteen-year-old daughter. Accidents of Marriage is a provocative and stunning novel that will resonate deeply with women from all walks of life, ultimately revealing the challenges of family, faith, and forgiveness.
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Benoist moved from France to the US and became the accompanist of musicians such as Jascha Heifetz and Albert Spalding, with many tours, recordings, concerts and broadcasts over decades.
Would you fake your own kidnapping to get into a good school? Finn and Chloe have it all figured out. Their school guidance counselor has told everyone that it's not enough to get good grades or do community service anymore - kids like that are everywhere, and colleges are bored of them. So what do you do? Chloe decides they should get attention another way. She and Finn will stage her own disappearance - and then Finn will be the only who finds and saves her. What college wouldn't want them after that kind of attention? It seems like a good plan -- until things start going very wrong.
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This landmark book looks at what it means to be a multiracial couple in the United States today. According to Our Hearts begins with a look back at a 1925 case in which a two-month marriage ends with a man suing his wife for misrepresentation of her race, and shows how our society has yet to come to terms with interracial marriage. Angela Onwuachi-Willig examines the issue by drawing from a variety of sources, including her own experiences. She argues that housing law, family law, and employment law fail, in important ways, to protect multiracial couples. In a society in which marriage is used to give, withhold, and take away status--in the workplace and elsewhere--she says interracial couples are at a disadvantage, which is only exacerbated by current law.
E. Annie Proulx's Accordion Crimes is a masterpiece of storytelling that spans a century and a continent. Proulx brings the immigrant experience in America to life through the eyes of the descendants of Mexicans, Poles, Africans, Irish-Scots, Franco-Canadians and many others, all linked by their successive ownership of a simple green accordion. The music they make is their last link with the past -- voice for their fantasies, sorrows and exuberance. Proulx's prodigious knowledge, unforgettable characters and radiant language make Accordion Crimes a stunning novel, exhilarating in its scope and originality.
Fifty years after the arrival of Columbus, at the height of Spain's conquest of the West Indies, Spanish bishop and colonist Bartolomé de las Casas dedicated his Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias to Philip II of Spain.
The subject of the history of Herodotus is the struggle between the Greeks and the barbarians, which he brings down to the battle of Mycale in 479 B. C. The work, as we have it, is divided into nine books, named after the nine Muses, but this division is probably due to the Alexandrine grammarians. His information he gathered mainly from oral sources, as he traveled through Asia Minor, down into Egypt, round the Black Sea, and into various parts of Greece and the neighboring countries. The chronological narrative halts from time to time to give opportunity for descriptions of the country, the people, and their customs and previous history; and the political account is constantly varied by rare tales and wonders. Among these descriptions of countries the most fascinating to the modern, as it was to the ancient, reader is his account of the marvels of the land of Egypt. From the priests at Memphis, Heliopolis, and the Egyptian Thebes he learned what he reports of the size of the country, the wonders of the Nile, the ceremonies of their religion, the sacredness of their animals. He tells also of the strange ways of the crocodile and of that marvelous bird, the Phoenix; of dress and funerals and embalming; of the eating of lotos and papyrus; of the pyramids and the great labyrinth; of their kings and queens and courtesans. Yet Herodotus is not a mere teller of strange tales. However credulous he may appear to a modern judgment, he takes care to keep separate what he knows by his own observation from what he has merely inferred and from what he has been told. He is candid about acknowledging ignorance, and when versions differ he gives both. Thus the modern scientific historian, with other means of corroboration, can sometimes learn from Herodotus more than Herodotus himself knew. There is abundant evidence, too, that Herodotus had a philosophy of history. The unity which marks his work is due not only to the strong Greek national feeling running through it, the feeling that rises to a height in such passages as the descriptions of the battles of Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis, but also to his profound belief in Fate and in Nemesis. To his belief in Fate is due the frequent quoting of oracles and their fulfilment, the frequent references to things foreordained by Providence. The working of Nemesis he finds in the disasters that befall men and nations whose towering prosperity awakens the jealousy of the gods. The final overthrow of the Persians, which forms his main theme, is only one specially conspicuous example of the operation of this force from which human life can never free itself.
"Accountability" has become a buzzword in international development. Development actors appear to delight in announcing their intention to "promote accountability"-but it is often unclear what accountability is and how it can be promoted. This book addresses some questions that are crucial to understanding accountability and for understanding why accountability is important to improve the effectiveness of development aid. We ask: What does it mean to make governments accountable to their citizens? How do you do that? How do you create genuine demand for accountability among citizens, how do you move citizens from inertia to public action? The main argument of this book is that accountability is a matter of public opinion. Governments will only be accountable if there are incentives for them to do so-and only an active and critical public will change the incentives of government officials to make them responsive to citizens' demands. Accountability without public opinion is a technocratic, but not an effective solution. In this book, more than 30 accountability practitioners and thinkers discuss the concept and its structural conditions; the relationship between accountability, information, and the media; the role of deliberation to promote accountability; and mechanisms and tools to mobilize public opinion. A number of case studies from around the world illustrate the main argument of the book: Public opinion matters and an active and critical public is the surest means to achieve accountability that will benefit the citizens in developing countries. This book is designed for policy-makers and governance specialists working within the international development community, national governments, grassroots organizations, activists, and scholars engaged in understanding the interaction between accountability and public opinion and their role for increasing the impact of international development interventions.
Part of the Long Synopsis is taken from the Back Cover of the book: "This book contains 250 principles, 250 comments, 250 scriptures, and many stories and experiences, offering you outstanding help to start you on your way to be accountable. The book addresses: The Need for Accountable Leaders; The Characteristics & Signs of an Accountable Leader; The Development Process of an Accountable Leader; The Price for being and not being an Accountable Leader; [and] The Benefits of being an Accountable Leader. Further according to the author, who wrote in the preface of the book: "The Proverbial Concepts presented in this course of Leadership Principles will awaken the mind to receive truth. They are compacted capsules of truth for personal study. Each focused statement is easy to understand, and by its brevity, prevents monotony in the learning process. It impacts, with rich variation, at times the emotions, at times the intellect. But above all, it moves the will toward greater Christian progress. Each principle, by its illumination, directs the personality into brighter, healthier paths of living. They modify our ways of thinking, choosing, and acting, always aiming at excellence, always moving toward higher and higher levels of maturity in Christ. The purpose of repetition of principles in different settings is geared to impact people at different levels in the process of maturing. The repetition will touch different planes of understanding through a variety of angles and approaches. This helps to drive the point, which carries the intended truth and purpose in view. This process is much like a carpenter who keeps on hammering the same nail until it reaches its destination safely and fulfills its purpose." About the author is taken from the Back Cover: "Dr. Costa Deir was the founder and Executive Director of International Leadership Seminars, Inc., a transdenominational ministry affiliated with Elim Fellowship in Lima, New York, until his death in 1998. He traveled extensively in every continent holding leadership training seminars, reaching thousands of leaders. Born and raised in Israel, Dr. Deir had been a pugilist, principal, and pastor. He had earned doctorate degrees in philosophy, psychology, preventive medicine, and theology.
Understanding and applying accounting principles and financial analysis.
Praise for Accounting Control Best Practices, Second Edition"A comprehensive, well-organized reference manual that is perfect for managers and auditors of public and private companies. Whether you wish to comply with the rigors of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act or take your company to the next level, Accounting Control Best Practices, Second Edition contains virtually everything you'll need to design, challenge, and improve your company's internal control environment."-Matthew T. Posta, Esq., CPA"Steven Bragg continues to improve the accounting field by providing thorough, step-by-step instruction in accounting best practices. During a recent software conversion, his book was my expert guide ensuring that the previous manual controls were replaced with the now automated process. It provides practical steps for both small and large organizations."-Melody TroesserDirector of Accounting ServicesCole County Residential Services, Inc."This updated reference is a comprehensive source for those who design, implement, or evaluate controls. Guidance is focused on understanding and mitigating risks, while also acknowledging the importance of efficiency and the use of automated systems. A very worthwhile addition to our knowledge base in today's control-aware environment."-Clint Davies, PrincipalBerry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker
Accounting for Real Estate Transactions, Second Edition is an up-to-date, comprehensive reference guide, specifically written to help professionals understand and apply the accounting rules relating to real estate transactions. This book provides financial professionals with a powerful tool to evaluate the accounting consequences of specific deals, enabling them to structure transactions with the accounting consequences in mind, and to account for them in accordance with US GAAP. Accountants and auditors are provided with major concepts, clear and concise explanations of real estate accounting rules, detailed applications of US GAAP, flowcharts, and exhaustive cross-references of the authoritative literature.
Why do so many business owners dread looking at the numbers? They make excuses...They don't have time...That's what the accountant is for....But the simple truth is that no one else will ever be as invested in their company as they are--and they need to take control. As a small-business owner, financial statements are your most important tools--and if you don't know how to read them and understand their implications, you cannot possibly steer your business successfully. Accounting for the Numberphobic demystifies your company's financial dashboard: the Net Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, and Balance Sheet. The book explains in plain English how each measurement reflects the overall health of your business--and impacts your decisions. You will discover: How your Net Income Statement is the key to growing your profits * How to identify the break-even point that means your business is self-sustaining * Real-world advice on measuring and increasing cash flow * What the Balance Sheet reveals about your company's worth * And more Illustrated with case studies and packed with practical action steps, this indispensable guide will put your business on the path to profitability in no time.
"Fantastic Learning Tool. . . Don't let this book title fool you. It is not an oversimplification of accounting and financial principles. It is, however, a serious and very effective examination of a very small but progressively complex business. There are not many books available on the market that make a complex and dry subject understandable and even fun. This book successfully does just that. " <br>-Amazon Reviewer<br><br>The Clearest Explanation Ever of the Key Accounting Basics<br><br>The world of accounting can be intimidating. Whether you're a manager, business owner or aspiring entrepreneur, you've likely found yourself needing to know basic accounting. . . but baffled by complicated accounting books. What if learning accounting could be as simple and fun as running a child's lemonade stand? It can. <br><br>The Accounting Game presents financial information in a format so simple and so unlike a common accounting textbook, you may forget you're learning key skills that will help you get ahead! Using the world of a child's lemonade stand to teach the basics of managing your finances, this book makes a dry subject fun and understandable. As you run your stand, you'll begin to understand and apply financial terms and concepts like assets, liabilities, earnings, inventory and notes payable, plus: <br><br>--Interactive format gives you hands-on experience<br>--Color-coded charts and worksheets help you remember key terms<br>--Step-by-step process takes you from novice to expert with ease<br>--Fun story format speeds retention of essential concepts<br>--Designed to apply what you learn to the real world<br><br>The revolutionary approach of The Accounting Game takes the difficult subjects of accounting and business finance and makes them something you can easily learn, understand, remember and use!<br><br>"The game approach makes the subject matter most understandable. I highly recommend it to anyone frightened by either numbers or accountants. " <br>-John Hernandis, Director of Corporate Communications, American Greetings<br>