When the going gets tough, the tough get Alpha.
Silicon Valley billionaire CEO Gabriel Betts has finally found the happiness he’s been searching for—in gorgeous, brilliant fellow billionaire Lauren Taylor, the so-called reigning queen of the biotech industry. But when Chinese healthcare mogul Li Na Zhao kidnaps Lauren’s sister in a high-stakes game of corporate espionage, the world they’ve worked so hard to protect comes crashing down. Li Na agrees to trade Hannah for Lauren’s Paragon Laboratories and her help—onsite and in person. In an attempt to keep Lauren safe, Gabe calls in his security-industry professional brothers to help get Hannah back. But when the rescue effort stumbles, Gabe must pick up the pieces to protect the woman he loves…before she makes the ultimate sacrifice.
In Down a Dark Road, the electrifying new thriller in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling series, a convicted murderer is on the run and Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must catch him before he strikes again.
"Murder in Amish country has a certain added frisson, and Castillo’s the master of the genre.” —People magazine
“Castillo weaves the particularities of the Amish mindset into a complex mystery that will leave you crying with pity or seething with rage.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred)
Two years ago, Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a “fallen” Amish man and a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he’s headed for Painters Mill.
News of a murderer on the loose travels like wildfire, putting Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her team of officers on edge. But this is personal for Kate. She grew up with Joseph King. As a thirteen year old Amish girl, she’d worshipped the ground he walked on. She never could have imagined the nightmare scenario that becomes reality when King shows up with a gun and takes his five children hostage at their Amish uncle’s farm. Armed and desperate, he has nothing left to lose.
Fearing for the safety of the children, Kate makes contact with King only to find herself trapped with a killer. Or is he? All King asks of her is to help him prove his innocence—and he releases her unharmed. Kate is skeptical, but when the facts and the evidence don’t align, she begins to wonder who she should trust. Spurned by some of her fellow cops, she embarks on her own investigation only to unearth an unspeakable secret—and someone who is willing to commit murder to keep it buried.
“This insightful book shows us how our own lotus can grow out of the mud of addictions and attachments and how to help it unfold into a life of joyful freedom. Thank you, Jeff, for sharing your story and exploring what it means for our stories.”
— David Loy, author of Money, Sex, War, Karma; The World Is Made of Stories; and The Great Awakening
“This book is a gem. The foundation of Opening the Lotus is Jeff Emerson’s own direct experience, and without a direct experience we cannot guide others on the path. He guides us in an open-hearted and honest way, interlinking the teachings with his own life story; this gives us hope—hope of recovery from any addiction.”
— Frans Stiene, co-founder of the International House of Reiki and author of The Inner Heart of Reiki: Rediscovering Your True Self
Now that Hallie is in her second year at Dowling Academy, she can finally move to where all of the Crafters live—which means good-bye to her arch-nemesis roommate Kendall, and hello to her best friend, Ivy. But not all change is so welcome: her newfound powers require more of her attention, and even though she wants nothing to with the black magic that allows her to control the thoughts and actions of others, she’s not sure how much choice she really has.
Hallie finds a very cute distraction from her moral dilemma: Cody Rae, a fellow Dowling student who is like royalty at the school, and comes from a lineage of very powerful witches. Even though she hears he is planning to ask her to the biggest social event of the year—the Summer Solstice Dance—Hallie has her doubts about Cody. But soon she will discover they have more in common than she ever imagined…
One year after her fiancé died in a heartbreaking accident, Drew McGovern decides to honor his memory by joining his old storm-chasing buddies on their latest excursion. What she’s not so sure about, however, is whether she’s ready to move on. Drew wasn’t expecting to feel the powerful pull of desire toward Colby’s best friend. But there’s no denying the intensity of their connection . . . or the heat he inspires in the parts of her that are still very much alive.
Aiden O’Neal doesn’t trust himself around Drew. He’s wanted this girl for a long time—long enough to remember the stab of jealousy he felt the first time he saw her in Colby’s arms. Now he’s trying his best to behave himself. But when the wind starts blowing and the adrenaline starts pumping, Aiden can’t resist the urge to claim Drew as his own. Because when it comes to desire, he’s hoping to make lightning strike twice.
Praise for Blown Away
“After I devoured Blown Away in one sitting, Brenda Rothert is absolutely going on my auto-buy list. I don’t think I’ve ever read such brilliantly wound sexual tension, and there were times when I was straight-up jealous of the heroine because I wanted Aiden all to myself.”—USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne
“Blown Away is stormy, steamy and sexy.”—Chelles Life in Books
“Four thoughtful, exciting, adventurous, and sexy stars for Brenda. I can’t wait to see what she has coming up for us next.”—Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews
“If you’re looking for a fresh twist on . . . romance with characters you’ll root for, be sure to grab Blown Away.”—Pretty Sassy Cool
“A superb read with a good blend of adventure and romance [that] will appeal to fans of well-written contemporary women’s fiction with strong emotional and plot development.”—My YA & NA Book Obsession
“Blown Away was well written and pulled me in. The more I got to know Drew, Aidan, and their fellow chasers, the more I wanted to know them and their story.”—Cocktails and Books
“This book really does live up to its name! I was blown away by Blown Away.”—Author Groupies
“So much sexual tension . . . I will definitely be getting more books by Brenda—she has a wonderful way with words and her characters are so very well developed.”—Niki’s Book Addiction
“This book makes me want to be a storm chaser! . . . Brenda Rothert definitely knows how to spin a good story, and I can’t wait to read more from her.”—The Adventures of a Wanderlust Junkie
“[A] really good book . . . sucks you right in.”—Romance Book Reviews for You
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
"This history sets forth the only true account of the adventures of a daring Tipperary man named Darby O'Gill among the Fairies of Sleive-na-mon"
These leprechauns, banshees, and other little people had long been feared by the good folk of the old Sod, always frightened that some curse or come hither might lead even the best of souls unto an exile in the fairy realm .
The denizens of the faerie realm have met their match in Darby, a plain spoken fellow wise to their ways .
He may not be able to hold onto their boon of three wishes or avoid being the butt of a joke or two , but he does earn the respect of their King and the chance to be merry with his friends from the enchanted realm of Sleive-na-mon.
This edition has been de-brogued for modern readers.
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Messaggi che possono arricchire chiunque senta una risonanza dentro di sé nel leggerli.
Spero che la mia storia possa essere di ispirazione a scoprire 'la voce interiore' dentro di voi.
Come ci sono riuscita io, ci può riuscire chiunque.
La mia Guida mi ha condotto attraverso le fasi critiche della vita conducendomi, passo passo, verso la gioia e la pace interiore.
La strada è ancora lunga ma vorrei donare, a chi ne saprà far tesoro, ciò che è stato donato a me: insegnamenti preziosi.
Nuovi occhi per vedere la vita in modo diverso e riscoprire CHI SIAMO veramente.
—From the preface by Silvia Sommer
In this honest and raw memoir, Silvia brings to light her personal truths and intimate experiences in order to shed light and understanding to anyone who has ever struggled with a difficult relationship. Her inspirational writing will reach out to your core and help you discover and embrace your authentic self.
Le héros habitant la 2e dimension fait un voyage fantastique dans la 3e dimension et tente de convaincre les autres habitants de son monde de l'existence d'autres possibilités dimensionnaires.
Sous ses faux airs de traité de géométrie, cette fable philosophico-mathématique s'emploie habilement à critiquer la société victorienne.
J’appelle notre monde Flatland (le Plat Pays), non point parce que nous le nommons ainsi, mais pour vous aider à mieux en saisir la nature, vous, mes heureux lecteurs, qui avez le privilège de vivre dans l’Espace.
Imaginez une immense feuille de papier sur laquelle des Lignes droites, des Triangles, des Carrés, des Pentagones, des Hexagones et d’autres Figures, au lieu de rester fixes à leur place, se déplacent librement sur ou à la surface, mais sans avoir la faculté de s’élever au-dessus ou de s’enfoncer au-dessous de cette surface, tout à fait comme des ombres - à cela près qu’elles sont dures et ont des bords lumineux - et vous aurez une idée assez exacte de mon pays et de mes compatriotes. Hélas, il y a quelques années encore, j’aurais dit « de mon univers » : mais à présent mon esprit s’est ouvert à une conception plus haute des choses.
CE QU'EN PENSE LA CRITIQUE
Avec un mélange d'humour potache et de critique sociale utopiste, l'auteur nous entraîne dans une enquête ethnologique qui se double d'un véritable récit d'aventures. - Goldlead, Babelio
Paru en 1884 (seulement en 1968 en France !), Flatland est d'une modernité stupéfiante et aborde des thèmes universels et intemporels à travers un récit stimulant.- Foxfire,Babelio
À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR
Edwin Abbott est professeur et théologien.
Il suit les cours de la City of London School puis du St John's College de l'université de Cambridge, où il reçoit les plus prestigieuses récompenses dans tous les domaines, avant de devenir fellow de son college (Université).
Après avoir obtenu son Master à la King Edward's School à Birmingham, il succède à G. F. Mortimer comme directeur de la City of London School, en 1865 ; il n'a alors que vingt-six ans.
This rather recent and very important information deals with the human brain and the critical issue of human relationships including how and why we go about joining with or avoiding others.
I believe that this information, if understood and applied to the working of the Twelve Steps, can make a major contribution to the realization of a truly comfortable life without reliance on alcohol, drugs, rationalizations, and other forms of fear-based coping mechanisms and habits. My motivation in writing YBOAA was not to provide a somewhat interesting little book containing some little known tidbits about human beings and their brains. My motivation was based on my hope that this information, when understood in all of its ramifications, will offer the reader a new way of thinking about what is going on as he or she is involved with working and practicing the steps, going to meetings, participating in the fellowship, and engaging in sponsorship, both as a sponsor and a sponsee.
I wanted to present and explore reasons why belief in a power greater than oneself is both critical in its nature and equally available to believers and atheists. Therefore, I chose to discuss a power that produces both sudden and unexplainable freedom from the desire to drink and use, and the seemingly incremental emergence over time of the same freedom. I offered examples from the field of medicine where this has occurred with diseases other than alcoholism.
Celebrating the roaming life of a professional magazine photographer, Texas Highways has joined with Smith to assemble a collection of signature images from three decades of work, including memorable pictures of Texas icons, landscapes, people, and historical and cultural destinations.
An essay by E. Dan Klepper conveys a sense of how photo editors have worked at Texas Highways and how Griff Smith’s quirky, creative nature has helped to shape the magazine's style and message.
Martin spends the early part of each morning reading and personally applying God’s Word. She then shares whatever message of inspiration He gives her with the ladies of PHOEBE Connections via e-mail, social media, and the PHOEBE website. Therein, she seeks to fulfill Paul’s command in 2 Corinthians 1:4 to “comfort those who are in any kind of affliction through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
From “Determine to Sing a New Song” to “Just Keep Asking,” God’s Word to a Widow’s Heart can strike a chord with anyone who is dealing with profound, personal loss.
In Out of Numbness, Wyatt shares his life history and experiences from his days of active addiction through his search for a spiritual solution in recovery. As a young man, he began a promising career as an aerospace engineer in 1976, but his self-destructive addiction prompted endless nights of clubbing and drug use. When his father passed away in the early eighties, Wyatt was haunted by the death; when his mentally ill mother moved in with him, he was unable to cope. He found himself constantly brokenhearted by unstable romantic relationships begun with women he met in bars. Disillusioned with nightlife, Wyatt finally set out on the road to rehabilitation in 1985, when he was introduced to a new way of life. Although he experienced drama and setbacks in the chaos of life, the spiritual enlightenment of recovery has served as his guiding force ever since.
This memoir, seeking to offer understanding and hope for those struggling with addiction, shares one man’s lifelong experiences on the path to recovery.
response he hopes to evoke in their congregation is that of similar behaviour.
The analysis of Smit combines observations on classical rhetoric, exegetical analyses of Philippians, and views from the perspective of gender and masculinity studies into a new and fresh analysis of the material. He shows that ancient ideals of deliberative rhetoric have influenced Philippians in much the same way in which they appear in e.g. Aristotle, Plutarch, and (also) 2 Maccabees. This study both positions Paul in the cultural context of his day and indicates the newness of his enterprise.
Hinati ang mga babasahin sa librong ito ayon sa gruping na etnolinggwistikong may pinakamalaking populasyon ng nagsasalita. Mga pangunahing wika lamang ang isinali sa mga babasahin bagama’t pwede ring talakayin sa klase ang iba pang wikang katutubo lalo na kung may mga impormant mula sa klase.” (The study of native/regional language is slowly making an impact on the consciousness of the Filipino student. Discussed in this book are the major ethnolingusitic groups with a focus on language and culture. This way, we have an early acceptance of the variations in the speech of fellow Filipinos who belong so other regional groups.
This book features ethnolingustic groups with the highest population count that speak the native language. Only the major languages are included in the readings, but other native languages can still be taken up especially when there is a representative in class.)
Ventricular Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death provides the information that cardiologists, cardiac electrophysiologists, cardiac electrophysiology fellows, scientists, industry, and associated professionals need to know about current and evolving Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia treatment and diagnosis. As the most comprehensive book on this topic, it will serve as the text that this readership will turn to first.
The research for the present book was carried out under the sponsorship of Gen D K Palit and Chatrapati Shivaji fellowship of the USI.
This book is a cumulative result of over two decades of study of counterinsurgency and peace process by the author. The book encompasses the study of tribal insurgency in Northeast India, Kashmir, Sri Lanka, Communist or Naxalite revolt, South African uprising against Racist regime and troubles in Northern Ireland.
The first record of it is by the renowned 1st/2nd century Greek geographer, Ptolemy of Alexandria, who listed 2 capitals in Ireland, the only 2 in his day. One is Emain Macha near Armagh. The other was never definitively identified. He located it roughly in central Co. Galway where Turoe is. He named it REGIA E TERA (Te[mh]ra), the genuine early Celtic name for 'Capital at Turoe' (Cnoc Temhro). It had an acropolis and several necropoli, including those around Athenry cited in archaic texts in the Book of Leinster as ‘Releg na Rí lamh le Cruachain' where members of Turoe's Royal Household (Rígrád Temhróit) were interred, such as Queen Medb and her father, Eochaid Ferach Mhor whose palace, Rath Ferach Mhor, stood beside the Turoe Stone. Part of its sprawling urban-like complex flanking Turoe and Knocknadala (Assembly/Parliament Hill) is placed under preservation order by The National Monuments Department. Ptolemy renders Knocknadala (early Cnoc na nDál) as NAG-NA-TA[L], "the most illustrious 'city' (polis) in all Britannia, and most considerable in size, located in the west of Ireland." The sole reference to a dense population in early Irish literature points to this area. Ancient roadways, Slí Mhór and Slí Dála, converged on Turoe/Knocknadala. Rót na Ri, Royal Road of the Kings, ran from Turoe to the great seaport of Ath Cliath Magh Rí in Galway Bay. Dindshenchas texts state that "Ath Cliath Magh Rí was the chief seaport of Ireland through which Ireland has most often been invaded." A large segment of the Celtic invasion force landed there and advanced on Turoe, the core of its primary settlement area, as recorded in the Dindshenchas of Cnoc na Dála. Continental and British Belgic tribes are remembered in townland names within this vast Turoe oppidum complex.
It was suppressed by pseudo-historians who set the Irish race on the cutting edge of woeful ignorance about its Celtic roots as Armagh's monastic conmen concocted scheming stews of sheer political propaganda to win the patronage of powerful warlords. The enforced Irish exile of King Dagobert II shows the depth of involvement of Armagh-linked Abbots in Frankish politics through whom Pepin's new national Over Kingship of the Franks profoundly impacted the genesis of Ireland's High King-ship/Tara/Patrick myth. As E. Breathnach noted "The culmination of the creation of the medieval myth surrounding Tara ensured Tara would be regarded from the late 10th/11th century as the monument of the Kingship of Ireland. Tara's potency as a political symbol was evoked to the extent that by the 17th century it was depicted as one of the institutions on which the Kingship of Ireland had rested from time immemorial" (Edel Breathnach, 'Cultural Identity of Tara' in Discovery Programme Reports').