Author: S. C. Stephens
"It's angsty, it's swoony, it's unbelievably sexy... It's one of those that you pick up, become completely captivated by, and you look around hours later and go, 'Whoa...' Those books? Those are the very best kind and FURIOUS RUSH was that for me."--Southern Belle Book Blog "I WAS FLOATING IN FEELS THE WHOLE STORY. This touching and turbulent tale tugged my heart every step of the way, stomping on it and then stitching it back together several times."--Bookalicious Babes Blog The first book in a new series by the #1 bestselling author of the Thoughtless novels... Mackenzie Cox has a lot to prove. Daughter of a racing legend, she is eager to show the world that she has inherited her father's talent in the male-dominated sport of professional motorcycle racing. The last thing Kenzie needs is to be antagonized by her rival team's newest rider, Hayden Hayes. Plucked from the world of illegal street racing, Hayden immediately gets under Kenzie's skin. His insinuations that Kenzie is a spoiled princess who was handed her career fuels her desire to win, and much to her surprise, Kenzie soon learns she performs better when she's racing against Hayden. As Kenzie and Hayden push each other on the track, the electric energy between them off the track shifts into an intense--and strictly forbidden--attraction. The only rule between their two ultra-competitive teams is zero contact. Kenzie always does her best to play by the rules, but when her team slips into a financial crisis, she has no choice but to turn to Hayden for help. The tension simmers during their secret, late-night rendezvous, but Kenzie has too much to lose to give in to her desires. Especially when she begins to doubt that Hayden has completely left his street life behind...
Author: Chris Miskiewicz
Thomas Alsop is the current "Hand of the Island," a title handed down from generation to generation. He guards Manhattan from evil, using his family's prowess for magic. Being a thoroughly modern warlock, he deals with something even more evil than demons... reality television!
Author: David Hofmeyr
"A young man who seeks revenge and redemption from his past joins a brutal race to win a chance to escape his dying world"--
A Year in the Merde
Author: Stephen Clarke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
A Year in the Merde is the almost-true account of the author's adventures as an expat in Paris. Based on his own experiences and with names changed to "avoid embarrassment, possible legal action-and to prevent the author's legs being broken by someone in a Yves Saint Laurent suit", the book is narrated by Paul West, a twenty-seven-year-old Brit who is brought to Paris by a French company to open a chain of British "tea rooms." He must manage of a group of lazy, grumbling French employees, maneuver around a treacherous Parisian boss, while lucking into a succession of lusty girlfriends (one of whom happens to be the boss's morally challenged daughter). He soon becomes immersed in the contradictions of French culture: the French are not all cheese-eating surrender monkeys, though they do eat a lot of smelly cheese, and they are still in shock at being stupid enough to sell Louisiana, thus losing the chance to make French the global language. The book will also tell you how to get the best out of the grumpiest Parisian waiter, how to survive a French business meeting, and how not to buy a house in the French countryside. The author originally wrote A Year in the Merde just for fun and self-published it in France in an English-language edition. Weeks later, it had become a word-of-mouth hit for expats and the French alike. With translation rights now sold in eleven countries and already a bestseller in the UK and France, Stephen Clarke is clearly a Bill Bryson (or a Peter Mayle...) for a whole new generation of readers who can never quite decide whether they love-or love to hate-the French.
Oldsmill, the town's head honcho, is a white tiger. Karup, the chief of police, is a white bear. Huk, Karup's henchman, a white fox. Along with the other animals of immaculate pelt, they form the WASP association (W for White, AS for Anglo-Saxon, P for Protestant). All other town residents, from the black magpie to the reddish-brown fox to the tabby cat, are nothing but trash. And if the police aren't able to enforce white law, the wide-reaching arms of the ruthless Arctic Nation party, hooded and decked out in white robes, will soon put things in order. And they've got all the ropes and burning crosses they need. In this unwelcoming environment, Blacksad, a private detective, is investigating the disappearance of a child of color, Kyle. Dinah, Kyle's mother, had a job as Karup's housemaid, and some say she was getting pretty friendly with Oldsmill's son. It doesn't take Blacksad long to get his claws right into the vipers' nest, and he's as quick to lash out as any of them...
Angel Catbird 2
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
As the war between cats and rats escalates, genetic engineer Strig Feledus and his band of half-cats look for allies at Castle Catula.
Tintin and Alph-Art
Author: Hergé and Rodier
This book is a pastiche by Y. Rodier, in hommage to Hergé's last album."The twenty-fourth adventure of Tintin, "Tintin and Alph-Art', was left unfinished at the time of Hergé's death on the 3rd of March, 1983. Since then, several artists have tried their hand at finishing this ultimate adventure of Tintin. Presented here is the version drawn by Yves Rodier, a Canadian artist, in an English translation by Richard Wainman. The intention, when creating this translation, was to remain as faithful to the original as possible, and therefore. new place names and character names have not been anglicised. This practice, which was carried out by the English translators, Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper and Michael Tumer for the books in the established canon, has not been used here."
Sniper Elite: One-Way Trip
Author: Scott McEwen, Thomas Koloniar
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From the coauthor of Chris Kyle’s #1 New York Times bestseller, American Sniper: In direct defiance of the president’s orders, Navy Master Chief Gil Shannon, one of America’s most lethal SEAL snipers, launches a bold mission comprised of SEAL Team Six and Delta Force fighters to free a captured female helicopter pilot being held by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. The president is afraid a botched rescue could jeopardize US foreign policy as well as end his presidency. But once the special ops community learns that one of their own—the first female helicopter pilot of the Army’s elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR)—is being held and brutally mistreated, there is no executive order strong enough to stop them from attempting to rescue her. This fast-paced, action-packed thriller with incredibly realistic and blistering battles introduces a new American hero, Gil Shannon, whose iron will and expertise with the .308 Remington Modular sniper rifle will spell the difference between freedom and an ignoble death for America’s female POW.
Following on from his hugely successful Justinguitar.com Beginner’s Course and his songbooks for Guitar, celebrated Guitar tutor Justin Sandercoe has created a complete and easy-to-follow guide to note reading for guitarists. This book is specially written for beginner guitarists who want to learn how to read music notation. It starts with the very basics of written muic and teaches students how to apply them to the guitar. This methodical approach involves a long list of preactical exercises, handy tips and tricks and simple repertoire for students to sight read through. Along the way you'll learn notes in first position for all of the strings of the guitar, how to read and play double stops, how to read simple ntoated pieces, how to read and play two melody lines, how to read ledger lines and you'll also learn all about accidentals. This book has been co-authored by Justin Sandercoe, founder of Justinguitar.com, and Dario Cortese, professional guitarist and teacher of almost 30 years.
For instructors who want to expose their students to the social, political, and historical context of the practice of public administration, this book provides a unique approach to the introductory PA course. The author's own text is skilfully interwoven with a collection of seminal readings and documents that illuminate the key issues of past and present for public service professionals in a democratic society. More than an overview of public administration, Public Administration and Society offers students a broad perspective on the American Founding Era, the relationship of citizens to government, and how the structure of government reflects societal values. The premise of the book is that understanding the societal context is important to the success of the practitioner and to the practitioner's role as a responsible agent of change in a democratic society. Introductory essays and readings offer students perspectives on five important thematic areas in public administration: the Founding-Era debate over the size and scope of government, the relationship of the community to the individual, public organizations and policy making, values and public administration, and the role of the public service practitioner in a democratic society. This new edition of features five new readings, and, based on input from adopters, an entirely new section on public policy making (Part IV: Public Organizations and Policy). The author's part-opening sections have all been extensively revised and updated.
'Thank God we have found her.' Sara Payne's words as she announced that the body of her daughter - snatched and murdered by paedophile, Roy Whiting - had finally been found. In this memoir, Sara tells her personal story. She describes the numbness as she waited for seventeen days, desperate to hear news of her missing daughter, and the terrible moment when her worst fears became reality. She explains how her family tried to cope with their grief and the stress placed upon them by the media campaign for Sarah's Law. As the family tried to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of tragedy, they found that each reminded the other of the child they had lost. Guilt and anger pushed Sarah's marriage into a spiral of alcohol abuse and violence. This is the ultimate story of a family's journey through hell, but Sara's strength is an inspiration as, despite everything, she and her family slowly found a way to go on.
"Eye in the Sky," "Don't answer me," "Silence and I," "Old and Wise..". These magnificent songs, forever imprinted in our hearts, are by one of the musical formations the general public knows the least: The Alan Parsons Project. From 1976 to 1987, ten remarkable concept-albums saw the light of day, created by a collective of talented musicians and singers, under the leadership of the founding duo Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson. Despite having sold 45 million copies, few people are able to name all the brilliant artists who took part in this adventure. The name Alan Parsons will of course sound familiar to Pink Floyd aficionados, as he was the brilliant young sound engineer who worked on the legendary Dark Side of the Moon. But what about Eric Woolfson? What do we know about this very private man, who sadly died in 2009, a genius with melodies who wrote the music and lyrics to all the Project's songs? To this day, there is almost no literature about The Alan Parsons Project. This book, full of anecdotes, tries to fill in this gap and examines the entirety of the "group"'s discography, starting with the Project's birth in the mid-70s and the journeys of the fantastic musicians who created this right and varied music.
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Collecting issues #52-#55 of Warren Publishing’s legendary Eeriehorror anthology, this deluxe hardcover features the character Hunter—the deadly demon killer of the future—making an explosive debut. Esteban Maroto continues his enchanting tales of Dax the Warrior, and Shreck struggles for survival on a dangerous, irradiated alternate world! A run of breathtaking covers by Sanjulian and Ken Kelly and a do-it-yourself Werewolf! board game top off this fine collection of 1970s horror tales! *The greatest horror comics of all time!
Author: Susanna Carr
Julie Kent and Eric Ranger try to resist their mutual attraction while working undercover together for a friend's security business.