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by J.S. FrankelGreg Allenby, almost seventeen, is in line to inherit his family’s cheese-making business. He wants nothing to do with it. Bored with his life in Ames, Iowa, he thinks of nothing else except getting out of his hometown and going somewhere with his girlfriend, Jenny Gillis. Anywhere will do. Everything changes with the arrival of three minute visitors. Artan and his wife, Kelindra, and her brother, Farkas, are from the planet of Chisaka, and they have nowhere else to go. Greg allows them to stay, and they prove to be helpful with a number of skills they possess, but soon the secret is out and everyone wants to meet the little people, including the police and the armed forces. Worse, the alien trio is being pursued by a malevolent individual from their home world, and now Greg and Jenny, along with the various lawmakers they meet, have to do everything they can to protect their new friends. But how you can protect yourself against something that you can’t even see?
Where Darkness Meets Light
by Sabrine EloualiA poetry collection depicting the trials and tribulations of living with mental illness and the journey of one girl's struggles to try and overcome them. From the difficult beginnings of life that contributed to her illnesses, to the present day where she still faces her demons day in day out. Full of harsh truths, comforting truths, and humbling truths. A book that will have you reflecting on your own life, where you can make changes, improvements and start to really challenge your regular ways of thinking. Featuring descriptions of hope as well as woeful testimonies, each poem illustrates the thoughts and emotions this young woman has gone through and continues to go through. Having written this book to inspire, and open the eyes of all who come across it, as well as hopes of breaking the stigmas around mental health and mental illness.
Winds of Destruction (Palace of Winds Book 1)
by Karen LykkeboTwenty years have passed since the Lord of Life toppled the rebellious Wind and ended the Great War. Mareau Brissé has since lived in the shadows at the edge of Literra, blinded by grief of the death of his sister, aching in shame of the loss of the war and drowning his past in ale. Once, he could hurl the Wind to a hurricane of power. Now, he can barely walk from the inn. When the young Storm suddenly plummets from the skies, claiming to be his niece, Mareau is forced out of his slumber to reconcile with his past and finish the war his ancestors started. For the Wind, people whisper, cannot be killed.
A Girl Called Ari
by P. J. Sky"It's been a hot minute since I've read a book that fits so well into the dystopian genre" - Witty & Sarcastic Book Club "You MUST MUST MUST read the book. Oh, and watch out for crocodiles!" - Taryn, Dragons Codex "The absolute strength of the book is the ongoing dynamic and developing relationship between the two which always feels natural and believable" - Bookends & Bagends In a distant future... A world divided... A walled city in a devastated wasteland... a struggle for power becomes a struggle to survive... with friends like these, who needs enemies? How would you survive beyond the comfortable walls of your world? For Starla, a struggle for power becomes a struggle for survival when she finds herself on the wrong side of the wall. Fleeing her abductors and lost in the wasteland, she faces starvation, warring factions, bloodthirsty creatures, and the endless burning sun. And then there's Ari... who is she really? And can she really trust this girl from the wasteland to lead her back to the city gates? One thing's for sure, Starla's once privileged life will never be the same...
I call him HIM
by Scott W KimakIn a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior and his family are driven underground, fighting for their very survival. When they do emerge, the futuristic planet they discover is very different from the one they left behind. Ruled by an evil presence which dominates and controls what is left of mankind, Earth has been reduced to a violent place of darkness, grief and destruction. I call him HIM follows the journey of this unnamed warrior as he loses both his family and his mind. As he hits rock bottom, all he can think of is his insatiable yearning for revenge until he meets a young girl called Angelica who shows him the true power of faith. Her youth, innocence and strength of character reminds him of everything he has lost and the things which really matter. But as the armies of the world rise up for the ultimate battle of good versus evil, can Angelica help him regain his sanity and rediscover himself before it is too late? Author Scott W Kimak takes the classic theme of good and evil and gives it a modern twist in this inspiring tale of the importance of keeping hope in the bleakest of circumstances.
by K.L. Bone"May the Black Rose protect you in life and avenge you in death." - Vow of the Black Rose Six hundred years ago, the Muir Court was wiped from existence, destroyed by an elite group known as the Black Rose Guard. Their Captain, Mara, has a reputation of being a harsh woman who leads the guard with a fierce formality. During her long years, she has known pain, loss, heartache...and one great love. Edward was the Captain of the Royal Guard. He loved her once. However, it was a love that faded the day he met young Liza, the Princess who stole the heart he had once sworn belonged to Mara alone. Liza was also the woman Mara was fated to protect. When the Queen learns of her daughter's forbidden love for Edward, she devises a series of punishments, torturing Edward while her daughter is forced to watch. In a an act of desperation, Mara takes Liza's place and looks on helplessly as Edward endures the torments which break his body and Mara's soul. All of their pain is put aside when Liza is murdered by the rulers of a rival court. Haunted by her failure to protect the Princess and adhering to tradition, Mara takes the vow of the 'Black Rose.' It is an ancient oath which compels those under its power to abandon the lives they knew for the sake of a single goal: vengeance. Her quest leads her on a dark path of violence, rage and bloodshed. Tormented by a fate they can neither accept nor escape, Black Rose is a tale of retribution, love, and above all, honor-at any cost.
by Dustin ArchibaldASHA ANDERSON USED TO HAVE THE PERFECT LIFE. Popular friends, a beautiful home, loving parents; she had it all. That is until her birthday and her trip to the wondrous city of Ascension's Cross. During an attack by the criminal organization called The Dragon, her mother is killed and Asha is left in a coma for weeks. Now, Asha has no friends, stays in a rundown apartment with her father who doesn't seem to know she exists, and lives in the same city that took her mother's life. Worst of all is her "condition" her body spasms, she screams, she blacks out. Add all that to having to start over at a new school and Asha doesn't know how things could get any worse. When The Dragon attacks yet again Asha is caught in chaos and learns her condition has given her amazing abilities: strength, speed, endurance. At every turn she seems to battle them, each fight becoming more thrilling, more dangerous. But even Asha's newfound powers may not be enough to stop The Dragon and their sinister plans for the city. . . From the Back Cover: "We are chaos. We are anarchy. We are The Dragon." The Girl Fourteen-year-old Asha Anderson used to have the perfect life: friends, family, a home. Then her mother died and she moved to the city with her absent father. That's when she changed. That's when she became powerful. The City Ascension's Cross, is a technological paradise: electric cars swarm the streets, robots perform the most menial of tasks, and sky is filled with light. It's almost perfect. Almost. The Dragon The cult recruits teens and adults alike, stealing, detonating bombs, wreaking havok. But is there more to their violence? It will fall to Asha to stop The Dragon before Ascension's Cross is lost to the chaos. In the end the city, and the world, will never be the same again.
The House On Blackstone Hill
by Antonio Ricardo ScozzeAdam Long is an award-winning journalist, trying to come to terms with the professional consequences of quashing a controversial news story that has ruined his reputation. His life changes after he and his wife Ava move to a colonial mansion. Adam seems obsessed with the building, which has a long, dark history of madness and murder. Digging deeper, Ava realizes that the horror in the old mansion is much darker than they could have ever expected. But can she protect her family - and save his husband's sanity - or will they both lose their lives to the darkness that lives in The House on Blackstone Hill?
by Mx. AlexAt age eighteen, when they become marriageable, all royal children in the Thousand Kingdoms must either go questing to rescue another royal or be hidden away to await rescue themselves. Some go the traditional route of princes rescuing princesses, but not all princes want to be rescuers...and some would rather rescue other princes. Then there's Prince Gerald, who has no interest in getting married at all. When he refuses to choose a role as either rescuer or rescuee, his royal parents choose for him and have him magicked away to a distant tower to await a spouse. Gerald, however, is having none of it. He recruits his guardian dragon and a would-be rescuer and soon the trio is dashing to all corners of the united kingdoms on a quest to overturn the entire system.
by Kalpesh VedakThis book provides insight into some of the problems and pitfalls encountered in current medical practice. It helps lawyers to commission an expert witness to write a medical report and to interpret it, using their greater knowledge and a better understanding of the practice of medicine.
Poetry of Aloha
by Stephen CarbonTake an intimate experience into the beauty and spirit of Aloha in a story of poetry and photos from the island of Kauai. This is a collection of island-inspired lyrical verses of creativity and images of nature. A pure joy and inspiration to share with all of you. Aloha and a hui hou (till we meet again) Stephen
Always Remember Us This Way
by Cody BourgeoisWhat happens when the ex that you are writing a book about comes back into your life? Daniel Morgan is now finding success in his life. He runs his own bookstore, has scored his very first publishing deal to write a book about how him and his ex fell in love and fell apart, and meets a new man in his life. As he does so, the ex who broke his heart years ago comes waltzing back into his life with an important announcement, and it is one that will be quite the shocker. With Daniel starting to achieve all of his hopes and dreams, can he balance having his ex back in his life with his new and successful life? He must learn how to navigate his life and balance out the past with the present. This book brilliantly asks the most important question and asks one thing: can exes be friends no matter how painful their past is?
SELF HELP TRASH PIGEONS
by John Z. PigeonCould you lose weight if you put $20,000 at risk? Would you finally set up your billing software if it meant that your favorite charity would earn a new contribution? If you’ve ever tried to meet a goal and came up short, the problem may not have been that the goal was too difficult or that you lacked the discipline to succeed. From giving up cigarettes to increasing your productivity at work, you may simply have neglected to give yourself the proper incentives. In Carrot and Sticks, Ian Ayres, the New York Times bestselling author of Super Crunchers, applies the lessons learned from behavioral economics—the fascinating new science of rewards and punishments—to introduce readers to the concept of “commitment contracts”: an easy but high-powered strategy for setting and achieving goals already in use by successful companies and individuals across America. As co-founder of the website stickK.com (where people have entered into their own “commitment contracts” and collectively put more than $3 million on the line), Ayres has developed contracts—including the one he honored with himself to lose more than twenty pounds in one year—that have already helped many find the best way to help themselves at work or home. Now he reveals the strategies that can give you the impetus to meet your personal and professional goals, including how to • motivate your employees • create a monthly budget • set and meet deadlines • improve your diet • learn a foreign language • finish a report or project you’ve been putting off • clear your desk Ayres shares engaging, often astounding, real-life stories that show the carrot-and-stick principle in action, from the compulsive sneezer who needed a “stick” (the potential loss of $50 per week to a charity he didn’t like) to those who need a carrot with their stick (the New York Times columnist who quit smoking by pledging a friend $5,000 per smoke . . . if she would do the same for him). You’ll learn why you might want to hire a “professional nagger” whom you’ll do anything to avoid—no, your spouse won’t do!—and how you can “hand-tie” your future self to accomplish what you want done now. You’ll find out how a New Zealand ad exec successfully “sold his smoking addiction,” and why Zappos offered new employees $2,000 to quit cigarettes. As fascinating as it is practical, as much about human behavior as about how to change it, Carrots and Sticks is sure to be one of the most talked-about books of the year.