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Descrição: Birdie has questions for God. For starters, why couldn’t God roll history back to September 10, 2001, and fix things—so the next day was an ordinary sunny day and not the devastating lead-in to two wars? Daddy has already been to Iraq twice. Now he’s going again, and Birdie is sure he’ll die. At the very least, she won’t see him again for a year, and everything will not be OK. (Why do grown-ups lie?) To save money, she, Mom, and baby Billy have moved to Gran’s, where shy Birdie must attend a new school, and no one but bossy Alicia Marie Suggs welcomes her. Doesn’t God remember how hard it was for Birdie to make friends at Bible Camp? Counselor Ron taught about Judgment there—and the right way to believe. Has Birdie been praying wrong? Why else would God break their bargain? Readers of all faiths and backgrounds, especially children of military families, will identify with and root for the unforgettable Birdie, given inimitable voice by a master storyteller.
Descrição: Helicopter pilot Penny Carlton is used to stress, but an emergency landing in a raging storm with a critical patient on board would test the limits of the best of pilots. When news of a serial killer reaches her, it's clear the stress has just begun.
Descrição: A heartwarming tale buzzing with sincerity, humor, and kindness, Little Bee's Flower is about the courage in venturing out on your own—and also the strength in asking for help sometimes.
For the first time, Little Bee goes out on her own on a very important mission: to find a flower. But what does a flower look like? What does it smell like? As she learns from other animals what makes a flower, she worries: will she ever find what she’s looking for?
This book is about doing something for the first time and all the fear, excitement, anxiety, and hope that comes with the new experience. Included at the back are cool facts about bees and their amazing contributions to the world.
Descrição: After the disappearance of her father and sister, Ellen Creighton wants nothing to do with the holy water they were seeking, even if it would cure her deadly genetic disease—until a friend helps her recognize its true power.
Descrição: A decade after leaving his family's bush pilot operation to become a Pararescue Jumper, Dodge Kingston is back home in Alaska. He hadn't counted on meeting up again with Echo, a girl with a spirit as free as the sky. When she goes missing, he hopes all her skills will keep her safe until he can reach her—and that she'll accept his help when he does.
Descrição: The story of how one small creature can have a powerful effect for her and her friends using the power of restraint, kindness, and respect.
As small as a finger and slow to move, Sylvia the slug has her own way of doing things. Upon discovering the garden next door has a wonderful bounty on display, Sylvia’s animal friends come up with different methods to sneak in for a taste. But Sylvia sees another way to approach the garden, one that will make the biggest difference.
Gorgeously illustrated with the beauty of the outdoors, this book offers the idea that there is often a more peaceful way to resolve a conflict if you practice patience and kindness. Sylvia Finds a Way also includes fun facts for you to learn and celebrate the slug, a common yet underappreciated and amazing creature.
Descrição: When the Nazis march into Paris, an American woman uses her bookstore to aid the resistance, while a businessman chooses to sell his products to Germany—and send vital information home to the US. Can they work together for the higher good, or will it cost them everything they love?
Descrição: Maple Mehta-Cohen has been keeping a secret: she can’t read all that well. She has an impressive vocabulary and loves dictating stories into her recorder—especially the adventures of a daring sleuth who’s half Indian and half Jewish like Maple herself—but words on the page just don’t seem to make sense to her. Despite all Maple’s clever tricks to hide her troubles with reading, her teacher is on to her, and now Maple has to repeat fifth grade. Maple is devastated—what will her friends think? Will they forget about her? She uses her storytelling skills to convince her classmates that she's staying back as a special teacher’s assistant (because of budget cuts, you know). But as Maple navigates the loss of old friendships, the possibility of new ones, and facing her reading challenges head-on, her deception becomes harder to keep up. Can Maple begin to recognize her own strengths, and to love herself—and her brain—just the way she is? Readers who have faced their own trials with school and friendships will enjoy this heartwarming story and its bright, creative heroine.
Descrição: From the creator behind Dough-Eyed blog and the author of the Sugar High cookbook comes this high-altitude cooking and baking guide for all things breakfast!
While most people everywhere can follow widely used recipes and achieve amazing results, at high elevation those same recipes can lead to overflowing batters, dry muffins, and longer cook and bake times, plus other unexpected pains. In this book, author Nicole Hampton eases frustration and hunger to bring specially created breakfast recipes so you can enjoy delicious morning meals with all the comfort and fun everyone should have in the kitchen. Learn to make breakfast breads and coffee cakes, scones and biscuits, biscotti, waffles, pancakes, muffins, specialty toasts, quiches, and more.
Descrição: They say dogs can't dance . . . but nothing will stop Lulu!
Lulu is a happy little pug who lives in New York City with her family, Belle and Doug. They spend their time exploring the bustling city and going on adventures together. When Belle and Doug attend dance classes, Lulu sees them waltzing and tries to join in on the fun, but she trips over her own feet and falls. Lulu is embarrassed but determined.
Lulu wants to waltz more than anything. Will she be able to concentrate on practicing or will she get distracted and not learn the proper techniques? Can dogs learn to dance?
Lulu the Unstoppable Dancing Dog is a fun and lighthearted children's book with a subtle but powerful underlying message that practice makes perfect and that with hard work and determination you can do anything you set your mind to.
Descrição: From the psychedelic typography used in “Make Love Not War” posters of the '60s to the solitary raised fist, some of the most memorable and striking protest artwork from across the world and throughout history deserves a long, hard look. Readers can explore each piece of art to understand how color, symbolism, technique, and typography play an important role in communication. Guided by activist, lecturer, and speaker De Nichols's powerful narrative and stunningly illustrated by a collaboration of young artists, this volume also has plenty of tips and ideas for creating your own revolutionary designs. This is a fully comprehensive look at the art of protest.
From Keith Haring to Extinction Rebellion, the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter, what does a revolution look like? Discover the power of words and images in this thought-provoking look at protest art by highly acclaimed artivist De Nichols.
Descrição: From Warsaw with Love is the epic story of how Polish intelligence officers forged an alliance with the CIA in the twilight of the Cold War, told by the award-winning author John Pomfret.
Spanning decades and continents, from the battlefields of the Balkans to secret nuclear research labs in Iran and embassy grounds in North Korea, this saga begins in 1990. As the United States cobbles together a coalition to undo Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, six US officers are trapped in Iraq with intelligence that could ruin Operation Desert Storm if it is obtained by the brutal Iraqi dictator. Desperate, the CIA asks Poland, a longtime Cold War foe famed for its excellent spies, for help. Just months after the Polish people voted in their first democratic election since the 1930s, the young Solidarity government in Warsaw sends a veteran ex-Communist spy who’d battled the West for decades to rescue the six Americans.
John Pomfret’s gripping account of the 1990 cliffhanger in Iraq is just the beginning of the tale about intelligence cooperation between Poland and the United States, cooperation that one CIA director would later describe as “one of the two foremost intelligence relationships that the United States has ever had.” Pomfret uncovers new details about the CIA’s black site program that held suspected terrorists in Poland after 9/11 as well as the role of Polish spies in the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
In the tradition of the most memorable works on espionage, Pomfret’s book tells a distressing and disquieting tale of moral ambiguity in which right and wrong, black and white, are not conveniently distinguishable. As the United States teeters on the edge of a new cold war with Russia and China, Pomfret explores how these little-known events serve as a reminder of the importance of alliances in a dangerous world.
Descrição: Timely and profound philosophical meditations on how great figures in history, literature, music, and art searched for solace while facing tragedies and crises, from the internationally renowned historian of ideas and Booker Prize finalist Michael Ignatieff
When we lose someone we love, when we suffer loss or defeat, when catastrophe strikes—war, famine, pandemic—we go in search of consolation. Once the province of priests and philosophers, the language of consolation has largely vanished from our modern vocabulary, and the places where it was offered, houses of religion, are often empty. Rejecting the solace of ancient religious texts, humanity since the sixteenth century has increasingly placed its faith in science, ideology, and the therapeutic.
How do we console each other and ourselves in an age of unbelief? In a series of lapidary meditations on writers, artists, musicians, and their works—from the books of Job and Psalms to Albert Camus, Anna Akhmatova, and Primo Levi—esteemed writer and historian Michael Ignatieff shows how men and women in extremity have looked to each other across time to recover hope and resilience. Recreating the moments when great figures found the courage to confront their fate and the determination to continue unafraid, On Consolation takes those stories into the present, movingly contending that we can revive these traditions of consolation to meet the anguish and uncertainties of our precarious twenty-first century.
Descrição: Featuring color photographs and artwork, Sisters in Art is the first biography ever written about Margaret, Esther, and Helen Bruton, the three exceptionally talented sisters whose mark on the modernist California art scene still surrounds and impacts our world today.
In the 1920s and 1930s, the press and elite artistic circles would have quickly recognized the distinguishable names of Margaret, Esther, and Helen Bruton for creating an eclectic body of modern art and creativity. Originally from Alameda, California, the sisters experimented with several mediums and styles, each eventually finding a specialization that expressed her the best: Margaret turned to oil paintings, watercolors, and terrazzo tabletops, one of which is showcased in a house in Carmel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; Esther became known for her murals, etchings, fashion illustrations, and decorative screens and contributed to the Cirque Room at the luxurious Fairmont Hotel; and Helen lost herself in large-scale mosaics, which are still displayed at the San Francisco Zoo and both UC Berkeley and USC campuses. All three sisters often collaborated with one another as well, one of their most important pieces being a celebrated mural that was the largest work of art at the 1939 World’s Fair in San Francisco. They often found themselves in the company of luminaries including Diego Rivera, Henry Matisse, Armin Hansen, Maynard Dixon, Frida Kahlo, Imogen Cunningham, Ansel Adams, and others.
Disinterested in self-promotion, the Brutons received little to no credit—until more recently, as art historians and collectors unearth new discoveries and understandings of the sisters. Carefully researched and written by Wendy Good, recognized as the foremost expert on the Bruton sisters, Sisters in Art is the detailed history of the contributions that these three women made whose works continue to be eagerly studied and appreciated today.
Descrição: From one of Britain’s leading historians and the director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, a scintillating biography of Josiah Wedgwood, the celebrated eighteenth-century potter, entrepreneur, and abolitionist
Wedgwood pottery, such as the celebrated blue of Jasperware, is famous worldwide. Jane Austen bought it, and wrote of it in her novels; Empress Catherine II of Russia ordered hundreds of pieces for her palace; British diplomats hauled it with them on their first-ever mission to Peking, audaciously planning to impress China with their china. But the life of Josiah Wedgwood is far richer than just his accomplishments in ceramics. He was a leader of the Industrial Revolution, a pioneering businessman, a tireless scientific experimenter, a cultural tastemaker, and an ardent abolitionist. And he did it all in the face of chronic disability and relentless pain: a childhood bout with smallpox eventually led to the amputation of his right leg.
As acclaimed historian Tristram Hunt puts it in this lively, vivid biography, Wedgwood was the Steve Jobs of the eighteenth century: a difficult, brilliant, creative entrepreneur whose personal drive and extraordinary gifts changed the way we work and live. Drawing on a rich array of letters, journals, and historical documents, The Radical Potter brings us the story of a singular man, his dazzling contributions to design and innovation, and his remarkable global impact.
Who are the caregivers? We all are, for at the heart of being human is the capacity to care, to reach out to others and explore the relationships we build. The Soul of Caregiving is about us, and how we, as caregivers, serve, even sacrifice, for those in need. I invite you to explore with me how we can partake in a kind of sacred journey exploring our experiences as caregivers. Who will be your guide on this journey? Unlike other pilgrims who have a guide assigned to them, you will soon discover it is your own Soul guiding you. We may be professionally skilled to meet the needs of others, but we must also learn to stop and rest. It is not a waste of time, but rather, a necessity. We need time to ponder, reflect, and grow from our experiences. Not an easy endeavor amid a whirlwind of activity. We, as caregivers, experience vulnerability, helplessness, fears, and pain over the traumatic events we experience because we care. We care about those whom we are called to serve. Compassion fatigue arises because we care.
Overview of the Chapters
Chapter 1 begins by outlying the tension most caregivers experience: the tension their own needs and the needs of those they care for. I call this tension the Dance of Caregiving.
Chapter 2 discusses the importance of discovering interior strengths and values where one discovers Soul.
Chapter 3 emphasizes caregivers do not care in a vacuum, as there are broad cultural boundaries and expectations which affect them and shape their behaviors.
Chapter 4 describes The Archetype of Caregiving, both its strengths and shadow sides. This archetype also relates to several other leadership archetypes, which are also discussed.
Chapter 5 discusses hospitality. This chapter positions the caregiver as the host who experiences three different dimensions of hospitality: to host the stranger, to listen to the stories of the guest, and to reflect on their reactions and experiences.
Chapter 6 address the frailty of humankind and the notion that we are wounded healers.
Chapter 7 addresses the art of reflection as a fundamental skill for caregivers.
Chapter 8 argues that the essential actions of a caregiver are spiritual.
Chapter 9 explores how the ordinary becomes spiritual as inner strengths and values give birth to meaning, insight, and transformation.
Chapter 10 explores compassion fatigue and its two sisters, secondary traumatic stress disorder and burnout. In this chapter, we learn how to recover from compassion fatigue and burnout by building compassion resilience.
At the end of each chapter, the reader is invited to ponder and reflect. Your insights are the gold hidden beneath the sands of confusion. Mining these insights will lead to a greater understanding of your strengths and values. The questions at the end of each chapter help facilitate this process.
Descrição: Remember that time at the mall, when you looked down the service hallway and someone was there and you fell in love with them, and when you looked again they were gone? When you found a tunnel under an old building and couldn’t resist going in?
There are things buried here. You might want to save them. You might want to get out of their way. The rules are always clear but never fully known in Richard Butner’s stories. Sometimes a door will open into a new world, sometimes into the past. Putting on a costume might be the restart you are half hoping for. There are ghost stories without ghosts, time travel without machinery, punks and hippies living together in peace but not harmony.
With a close eye on the furniture of our daily lives and a calm but not detached vision of the multiple selves carried within each person, Butner’s allusive and elusive, nostalgic and modernist stories reach into the uncanny corners of life — where there are no job losses, just HCAPs (Head Count Allocation Procedures), where a tree might talk to just one person, where Death’s Fool is not to be ignored.
Reviews of Richard Butner’s stories:
“Captivating and gripping.”— Bookotron
“In the face of even the most absurd scenario, Butner’s writing remains cool and understated; he treats the bizarre as if it were commonplace, eventually convincing the reader that nothing is too far from the real. Indeed, many of the stories’ most bizarre moments are simply exaggerations of the inanities of our world, thrust into the forefront of the plot as a sort of social criticism. . . . Butner picks up the absurdities of high-speed America and throws them back in its face, reveling in the wild, wonderful mess he creates.”— New Pages Review
“A powerful story of obsession.” — Lois Tilton, Locus
“The saddest ghost story you’ll read this year.” — Charlie Jane Anders, Gizmodo
“Haunting and heartbreaking.” — iHorror.com
“Wry, caustic, calculated, impulsive…. Gems of gorgeous weirdness.”— Asimovs
“Finely wrought fiction that earns its effects. Evocative and passionate, meaningful and filled with wonders.” — SF Site
“Butner’s meticulous prose lays a cool surface over some twisty terrain. Understated and profound, deft and smooth, these stories sneak up on you and then don’t let go. Boxes within boxes, wheels within wheels.”— Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
“If you let Richard Butner’s sideways fiction into your brain it will slice you to ribbons so quietly that you won’t even know why you’re laughing, or crying. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.” — John Kessel, author of Pride and Prometheus
“In the work of writers who have truly burrowed in, often I’ve a sense of there being not many stories but one continuous, ongoing story, ever growing, ever increasing, turning this way and that in shifting light — which is how I feel about Richard Butner’s.” — James Sallis, author of Sarah Jane
“Richard Butner writes gorgeous, heartfelt stories that are completely his own, each propelled by an inner logic that may or may not match consensus reality, each ringing utterly true. He is unafraid of tough questions and even tougher answers. His characters sweat, grieve, exult, and struggle for understanding, and even when they terrify, they never fail to touch me.” — Lewis Shiner, author of Outside the Gates of Eden
Richard Butner‘s short fiction has appeared in Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, been shortlisted for the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Fountain Award, and nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award. He has written for and performed with the Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, Aggregate Theatre, Bare Theatre, the Nickel Shakespeare Girls, and Urban Garden Performing Arts. His nonfiction, on topics ranging from computers to cocktails to architecture, has appeared in IBM Think Research, Wired, PC Magazine, The News & Observer, Teacher, The Independent Weekly, The North Carolina Review of Books, Triangle Alternative, and Southern Lifestyle. He lives in North Carolina, where he runs the annual Sycamore Hill Writers’ Conference. He and Harry Houdini have used the same trapdoor.
Descrição: Six months ago, Mars Patel boarded a spaceship to travel to Oliver Pruitt’s colony on the planet Mars, and now he’s finally there. The journey gave Mars lots of time to bond with his copilots, but Mars and his new friends soon discover that Pruitt’s colonists aren’t the only people living on the inhospitable planet. A splinter group, led by the mysterious Fang, are desperate to go back to Earth—and they don’t care who they hurt in the process. Amid the slick subterranean colony filled with rules and giant, terrifying tardigrades who poop a lot, Mars searches for answers about Oliver Pruitt’s supposed plans—and the real reason the eccentric billionaire has been so invested in him all this time. Featuring thrilling technology, a diverse cast, and a gripping plot, this extraterrestrial adventure, a follow-up to The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel, is also based on the popular and award-winning podcast.
Descrição: After rescuing her godbrother Tomos from fairy enchantment, orphan Seren Rhys wants nothing more than to enjoy her new life at the charming manor house called Plas-y-Fran. But when Tomos thoughtlessly challenges the fairies, a mysterious new governess arrives in a gust of leaves. Seren has always wanted an education, but Mrs. Honeybourne doesn’t believe that girls have the right to one, and Seren’s family seems strangely intent upon agreeing with anything the governess says. As dangerous figures from a magical toy carousel stalk the house, Seren calls upon her old friend the Clockwork Crow for help. Yet when faced with the Velvet Fox, a creature even the Crow fears, Seren will need to use her smarts to overcome the dangers around her and protect what she loves. Brimming with Welsh folklore and atmosphere, Catherine Fisher’s latest tale of family, pluck, and fairy magic will delight readers—and wrap them in its spell.
Descrição: Inspiring and timely, Betwixt & Between: Pauli Murray’s Revolutionary Life is the riveting story of an African American woman, born in 1910, who blazed through the barriers of race and gender decades before the Civil Rights and Women’s Movements. Pauli Murray fearlessly rode freight trains dressed as a boy during the Great Depression and befriended First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt before embarking on a pioneering life of social activism, legal scholarship, and many firsts. In 1944, Pauli graduated first in her class at Howard University; in 1965, she was the first Black woman to earn a doctorate in law from Yale University; in 1966, she was a founder of NOW, the first National Organization for Women; and in 1977, Pauli was the first Black woman to be ordained as an Episcopal priest. Pauli never faced a barrier she couldn’t smash through, and her life as a feminist, civil rights lawyer, poet, author, activist, and priest paved the way for all to live a life of equality and purpose.
Descrição: Does grief still grip your heart whenever you think about the loss of a beloved animal? Or, when you anticipate losing an animal that is starting to decline? Losing our animals is one of the most difficult parts of loving them.
In Peace in Passing, Maribeth Decker debunks the myths about animals’ passing which leave us crippled with grief, unable to find peace. She offers instead a roadmap to support you as you negotiate the treacherous path we walk before, during, and after our animals’ transition. This book will help you find peace amidst the enormous loss of your beloved animal companion.
This second edition is expanded to include information on ways to ease their physical decline; energetic techniques to connect you with your animal; and how to view the timing of their death through a spiritual lens.
Descrição: A contemporary Erma Bombeck extols the highs and lows of parenting
In this laugh-out-loud book, Dallas Louis shares highlights of what happened in her world once she and her husband, Jeff, brought home three kids in a time span that was barely long enough to build a house, let alone build three humans. She'd like readers to find comfort in knowing they aren’t the only ones suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome or buyer’s remorse. And, yes, it’s okay to admit that both of these conditions apply to parenting, though hopefully not all the time.
With her irreverent humor and brash “tell it like it is” style, Dallas will help you laugh at everyday situations, easing the pressure of the toughest job in the world: being a mom.
Descrição: The truth is that you are safe, worthy, lovable, and connected.
Do you struggle daily to finish your “To Do” list… Desire reduced stress… Yearn to finally create the life you really want… But never seem to achieve…
Your subconscious beliefs often cause powerful resistance to the very things you want. In fact, your life is a reflection of your limiting beliefs—most of which are established by the time you are seven years old.
The good news is that you can change your beliefs. In Your4Truths, you will explore four basic beliefs and how altering them allows you to make decisions based on what you want instead of what you fear, to stop second-guessing your decisions, to collaborate with others, to feel compassion for others, and to know that you are part of something much bigger.
Knowing that you are safe, worthy, lovable, and connected to something bigger frees you to fully embrace your life as your authentic self.
Descrição: Astronomy is the science of studying the Universe. But what, exactly, is in the Universe? And why is it so special? Discover the answers to these questions—and so much more—in this extraordinary book for young readers. Learn fun facts all about the Universe by getting lost in captivating illustrations and text about that big wide-open space above us. Did you know that there is planet that’s made of diamond? Or that even though Earth has only 1 moon, Jupiter has 79 and Saturn has 82? Little Leonardo’s Fascinating World of Astronomy joins the Little Leonardo Fascinating World of series, illustrated by Greg Paprocki.
Descrição: It all started with a list of paintings. There, scribbled by a cousin she hadn’t seen for years, were the names of the masters whose works once belonged to her great-grandfather, Jules Strauss: Renoir, Monet, Degas, Tiepolo and more. Pauline Baer de Perignon knew little to nothing about Strauss, or about his vanished, precious art collection. But the list drove her on a frenzied trail of research in the archives of the Louvre and the Dresden museums, through Gestapo records, and to consult with Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano. What happened in 1942? And what became of the collection after Nazis seized her great-grandparents’ elegant Parisian apartment? The quest takes Pauline Baer de Perignon from the Occupation of France to the present day as she breaks the silence around the wrenching experiences her family never fully transmitted, and asks what art itself is capable of conveying over time.
Descrição: For aspiring indie filmmaker Kevin Stacey, it’s another day on the set of his first film, but when his estranged father, a failed Hollywood actor, arrives unexpectedly with a bundle of cash, a gun, and a stolen capuchin monkey, he’s propelled toward the journey that will change his life.
The monkey, Henry, has been liberated from a research lab by animal rights activists. Inspired by his friend Veronica to reevaluate his relationship with other species, Kevin learns about the pain and suffering inflicted on lab animals as he forges a bond with the capuchin. When father and son embark on a road trip with Henry, Kevin is caught between the egocentric father who abandoned him and the temperamental monkey whose fate is in his hands. With both the FBI and his mother’s ghost watching, will Kevin risk his career and his father’s freedom to bring the stolen monkey to safety? Meanwhile, Veronica’s encounter with an eccentric Catholic priest triggers her own journey toward change.
A heartbreaking yet comic family drama, A Better Heart examines the human-animal bond and the bonds between fathers and sons, challenging readers to explore their beliefs about the treatment of non-human species.
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Descrição: Please Note: The publication of this book has been put back, subsequent to it being entered as an Early Reviewer title. All winners will receive their book, but on a delayed schedule. Copies should be sent out in January of 2022.
I know how to fix broken things. I’m one of Earth’s top engineers. But a sexy Rhonar warrior with a scarred past? That may be a challenge even for me. An explosion on the moonbase has me careening into space. If it weren’t for hot alpha alien Brokdar, I’d still be floating amongst the debris. But now, we’ve been sucked through a wormhole to an unknown planet. We’ll have to rely on each other to survive. But with his barred emotions and tight-lipped demeanor, I don’t know how to break down his walls—even if the chemistry between us is set to ignite. If we don’t work together, we’ll never make it off this remote rock. I need to get home. My sister and best friend were caught in the blast. I don’t even know if they made it out alive. I must know. And if I don’t make it back, no one will warn the Rhonar about the looming threat. Will the alliance between the alien warriors and Earth break before it’s even begun? And if it does, how will I ever be with this alien who’s slowly stealing my heart? Only the stars know. Alien’s Mate is a sci-fi romance and book two in the Earth Brides and Alien Warriors series. Will they find their brides? Steamy seduction, fated mates, and a HEA guaranteed.
Descrição: “Hauntingly crafted.” –Mallary McKinzie, author How to Train a Husband
Micah has done the research and has all but proven his theory. He’s confident that he can single-handedly solve the world’s devastating water crisis — he just needs the funding.
After a shocking financial setback to his own non-profit’s crucial fundraising attempt, Micah takes the world’s fate into his own hands. Convinced his discovery of a freshwater well deep within the Pacific Ocean is the solution to the world’s depleting water sources, Micah recruits his wife, a scientist and philanthropist in her own right, two professional acquaintances and one stranger to help him achieve his goal. The unconventional team sets out to accomplish the impossible, hopefully convincing a key investor to fund their full expedition in the process.
As the team gets closer to successfully fulfilling their mission, they begin to discover that some things lurking in the deep of the ocean should be left beneath the surface.
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Descrição: Working with a joint multi-law enforcement task force, Detective Pat O'Connor infiltrated a Ukrainian crime family. Headed by Dmitry Andruko. O'Connor and his control, Detective Paul Eiselmann were the lynchpins in the guilty verdict.
The two detectives thought it was over.
Eiselmann planned for a quiet weekend with his family at home. O'Connor planned on attending a high school soccer game and then head to Northern Wisconsin for a fishing trip with another cop, Detective Jamie Graff and four teenage, adopted brothers: George Tokay, Brian Evans, Brett McGovern, and Michael Two Feathers.
But Andruko is ruthless and vindictive. From his prison cell, he hires two contract killers to kill both O'Connor and Eiselmann and anyone else in the way. The killers can be anyone. The killers could be anywhere, and the killers could strike at any time.
The quiet weekend and the short vacation turn into a deadly nightmare as O'Connor's and Eiselmann's lives and the lives of the four boys are in peril.
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Descrição: When college sweethearts Jim Briggs and Helen Williams broke up to pursue careers in other parts of the country, they had no idea a tragedy would reunite them around a common cause six years later in Portland, Oregon where Briggs operated a mobile canine care service.
Shortly after Helen loses her husband in a freak accident and is then attacked and left for dead by a group of homeless predators, she shows up on Briggs’ doorstep to take a job managing his pet crematory. Helen’s arrival coincides with Briggs’ own shock over witnessing a homeless woman flipping out in a drug overdose meltdown, begging, “God please take me.”
While Briggs struggles with an inner dark voice urging him to put down the homeless meth addict like a stray dog, Williams goes on a murderous rampage for revenge while sleeping with the detective assigned to solve the case.
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Descrição: Lawyer. Demon. Lily Knight is both—half-human, half-succubus, and utterly dangerous. Lily protects her secret and the safety of those around her by abstaining from the skin-to-skin contact that would grant her superhuman powers. An ambitious criminal prosecutor, she’s all work and no play, determined to prove herself in the courtroom to atone for the ex-lovers she’s left for dead in her past.
But after a fellow succubus turns up murdered and the police arrest an innocent man, Lily discovers evidence of a supernatural killer stalking the foggy San Francisco streets. And when human justice falls short, she launches an unsanctioned investigation to find the real culprit. To stop the killer, she must embrace the full power of her heritage and risk the soul of the handsome suspect she can’t help but fall for. Can Lily face her true nature without losing her humanity—or will she become the monster she fears most of all?
Descrição: Jinx McGee saw her first demon when she was five. She was looking in a mirror. Never one to let circumstances get her down, Jinx turns her unfortunate state of demonic possession into a lucrative career as a demon hunter. It takes a demon to find a demon, and Jinx's demon is very good at finding others of her kind when inclined to cooperate. The hours suck, management’s deadly, and her co-workers are almost as weird as she is. Still, it beats retail. And once she’s worked enough cases, she’ll figure out how to separate from her demon and live happily—and normally—ever after. Her plans are derailed when a powerful demon emerges on earth with a message. A rebellion is brewing in hell, one that threatens earth. The rebellion leader thinks Jinx and her personal demon hold the key to his victory. Jinx’s boss thinks it makes her a liability and puts her on a strict deadline to sort it out—or else. To make matters worse, the smoking hot, irresistible demon who once broke her heart conveniently shows up on earth to serve as a consultant on the case. But Jinx suspects he knows more about the rebellion than he’s saying. Trust her sexy demon ex and her rag-tag band of fellow demon hunters, including a "reformed" compulsive shoplifter, a wolf-cursed Russian giant, a genius with her own Wikipedia demon, a wayward succubus, and the twin demons of technology? Not likely. But it may be her only chance to save the world from Armageddon.
Descrição: Harassed and tortured by the Catholics, French Protestant Isabelle wants nothing more than freedom. When she fights off an attack by a nobleman, the only way she can save herself is to convert to the religion that killed her family and branded her flesh. When she flees her homeland to start over in Canada as a Daughter of the King, she must find the fight they tried to burn out of her or risk losing faith and love forever.
Isaac knew Heritage Camp would be different this year: he was different. While he had accepted who he was, he wasn't sure how his peers would feel. What he didn't expect was having to investigate the sudden death of his camp counselor.
Sergeant Mikie O'Malley is called to work on the case, but she finds herself distracted by the fact that the victim was adopted, reminding her of a recent inheritance that has her questioning what family really means.
Located outside of Portland, Oregon, Heritage Camp is a summer retreat for adopted international children where adoptees can explore their identities and bond over their shared experiences. When camp counselor Paul goes into fatal anaphylactic shock one evening, everyone believes it to be a tragic accident. But Sergeant Mikie, a former ER nurse, and her new partner Detective Wu aren't so easily convinced. Rumors spread quickly through the camp—everyone is a suspect. Isaac and his new friends share their grief and theories about what really happened, bringing shocking evidence to light. As the detectives and campers each conduct investigations into Paul's death, Heritage Camp's own secrets start to unravel. They soon discover something much more sinister than they ever expected.
Descrição: Autumn Reid is in a rut. At nearly thirty years old, she hasn’t ventured outside her sleepy Georgia town of Covey Crossing. When her father sees an ad for a new dating show, Forever After, she jumps on the chance. It’s a dating show with a twist, featuring a vampire bachelor. Sure, the winner gets the choice of cash or immortality, but Autumn doesn’t expect to make it that far. She just needs a shakeup, something outside of the box instead of the same four walls she’s grown up in. She certainly doesn’t expect the infuriatingly handsome vampire duke.
Oliver Gray is an impoverished duke who desperately needs money to save his estate. When he’s offered the chance to become the bachelor on Forever After, he accepts. There’s a catch—he has to wear Victorian clothing from the era during which he turned. Fine. He could don one more top hat. What he struggles to figure out is the alluring human with a smart mouth. But he can’t seem to send her home, especially after he realizes she’s his mate.
Love isn’t the only plot twist on Forever After. Contestants are being murdered one by one, and a vampire is to blame. Who’s killing off the contestants, and better yet, why? Oliver and Autumn’s dreams of forever after are cut short when the killer decides Autumn’s next. Find out what happens on the next episode of Forever After.
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The Cascadia Paranormal Society invades the Lodge, but they are searching for more than ghosts. Albert Allegheny demands that Lodge-owners Glenna McClain and her new husband Craig Knudsen turn over all the evidence they have collected on Bigfoot. She has spotted a few suspicious things in the forest but evidence? No way. Except the pandemic has cost the local community dearly, and the dollars this obnoxious man represents could help the town.
Then a member of the Society shows up dead, and the resident ghosts go to ground. That means cancelling the Halloween party and Masque Ball, threatening Glenna's bottom line even more—not to mention the poor night clerk accused of the crime.
Then Glenna discovers Albert Allegheny is a dangerous fraud out to steal her business. To save her lodge and her community, Glenna has to find the murderer and expose Allegheny for what he is. With a little help from her best friend—the local resident witch—and some surprise dancing guests, the lodge community team up to solve the crime and save the lodge. The ghosts have few other surprises in mind as well.
Descrição: Hunt with Alice, Private Investigator of the Supernatural.
When the truth will get you killed, lies are the only way to save your soul…
Mage private investigator Alice Worth and alpha werewolf Sean Maclin have finally moved in together. Their new domestic arrangement is strained by the presence of Alice’s father, a longtime lone wolf struggling to fit into his daughter’s dangerous and unpredictable life. To make matters worse, would-be assassins track Alice’s every move and she’s estranged from her ghost sidekick Malcolm.
Restless at home surrounded by protective werewolves, Alice takes a new case with Malcolm reluctantly riding shotgun. What starts as a straightforward search for a missing artist quickly spirals into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with a seemingly unkillable foe whose cruelties know no bounds. Already on edge after another attempt on Alice’s life, Sean and Malcolm ask her to do the impossible: walk away from the case.
When her grandfather, crime lord Moses Murphy, gives her a deadly ultimatum and her plan to resolve her case goes up in flames, Alice will need every power, alliance, and skill at her disposal to defeat her adversaries. The stakes are much more dire than simply life and death—and the very souls of Alice and everyone she loves hang in the balance.
Descrição: Three days before Christmas, Cozette Fay attempts to revive her failing relationship and turn up the heat with a sexy Ms. Claus roleplay.
Unfortunately, her aloof boyfriend is more confused than aroused.
She says fa-la-la to him and cold NYC, escaping to the tropics where she meets Nico, a van-driving beach-hunk who secretly owns the hotel on private Simona Island. He upgrades her room, takes her on adventures, and can’t seem to keep his eyes or his hands off her.
It shouldn’t matter that Nico won’t share anything about himself outside of their island snow globe—she’s there to reunite with herself, after all—but the closer they get, the more difficult it becomes to ignore that he may be the Santa to her Mrs. Clause all year round. Readers who enjoy Christmas with You from Tracy Alverez or The One Night Stand Before Christmas from Jana Aston would enjoy Holiday Hotel.
Descrição: Character driven around pet lovers, How to Bury Your Dog is for readers who love multigenerational stories with a strong sense of setting and a touch of surreal.
Lizzy has been leading an insulated life: she tends her adopted strays and goes to work at the blood lab, but she has forsaken lifelong pastimes and declines invitations from old friends. On the day she buries Happy, the abandoned basset hound she adopted years before, she learns a real estate developer is threatening the heart of her rural community—a tranquil pond and a relict stand of hemlocks. For Lizzy this is a magical place, hidden from the modern world.
Coaxed by an old friend to join a group fighting the development, Lizzy is reluctant—she wants to avoid both hope and him. But she realizes she can no longer keep the outside world at bay. As the battle over the development unfolds, and the dynamics among Lizzy’s remaining pets shift, she opens herself to two young neighbors who share her love of the natural environment—an awkward sixteen-year-old and an inquisitive ten-year-old. And as Happy’s elements return to the earth, buried memories find their way to the surface in increasingly curious ways.
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Descrição: Little House on the Prairie meets the Grapes of Wrath in this novel of hope and heroism.
Inspired by Amelia Earhart’s heroics, young Winona ‘Nona’ Williams tenaciously clings to the desire to become a pilot even after her father, with dreams of his own, dismisses the idea. When he quits his job in the Chicago stockyards to join other homesteaders settling the Great Plains, Nona finds herself torn between supporting her father’s vision for their future and her mother’s struggle to adjust to life on a desolate prairie.
Initially, things look up for the family as they settle into life in Dalhart, Texas. The wheat boon is in full swing, and it appears her father’s dream of providing his family with a home of their own is coming true. Too soon the effects of the depression impact her family. Then the rains stop. Before long, Dalhart is the epicenter of the Dust Bowl.
Like Dust, I Rise transforms poverty into pride and reflects the heroism of endurance.
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Descrição: It’s the end of the world, and Jake London is nowhere to be found. Comatose and kidnapped by relentless Sasha, his friends and family scramble to find him. The word is out on Jake’s disappearance, and Mechcrafter bounty hunters see a big payday.
Meanwhile, the entities that had punched their way into our dimension ravage entire cities seeking the human who had destroyed one of their kind. Jake is their target, but they lay waste to everything in their path.
Jake must accept he is the only one who can destroy these hellish invaders. Drawn to Jake’s life force, the one whose nanotech is unique in all the world, the massive entities close in and propel everyone toward a cataclysmic end. Will Jake’s power be enough to save them all one final time?
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Descrição: Fifteen-year-old Ian Racalmuto’s life is in ruins after an embassy raid in Algiers. His mother, a vodka-drunk spy, is dead. His brother, a diplomat, has vanished. And, he's lost a cremation urn containing a smartphone that could destroy the world.
Forced to live with his cantankerous grandfather in Philadelphia, Ian has seven days to find his brother and secure the phone—all while adjusting to life in a troubled urban school and dodging assassins sent to kill him.
Ian finds an ally in William Xiang, an undocumented immigrant grappling with poverty, a strict family, and abusive classmates. They make a formidable team, but when Ian's feelings toward Will grow, bombs, bullets and crazed bounty hunters don't hold a candle to his fear of his friend finding out. Will it wreck their relationship, roll up their mission, and derail a heist they’ve planned at the State Department?
Like a dime store pulp adventure of the past, No Good About Goodbye is an incautious, funny, coming-of-age tale for mature teens and adult readers.
"Brilliant... Rich with often realistically crude boy lingo, NO GOOD ABOUT GOODBYE is an utterly charming teenage LGBTQ falling-in-love adventure while simultaneously rocking an international crime storyline." -C.S Holmes, IndieReader
Descrição: He either lives or dies, no more in between. The line can’t be straddled any further.
The Turners have been rocked by their oldest child’s spiraling depression and self-destructive behavior. It’s torn the family apart and drained their limited finances. When the psychiatrists have exhausted all treatment options with no success, they recommend an in-patient facility the Turners cannot afford. Life altering decisions must now be made.
How far will a parent go to save a child? At what cost to the rest of the family? How do you save someone who doesn’t want to be saved?
Karen Turner ignores the damage left from her son’s path and isolates everyone, including her two teenage daughters. She believes more money is the only solution. Larry works non-stop and sacrificed everything only to watch his son deteriorate further. With the Turners’ survival at stake, he takes an unthinkable and shocking approach to resolve their dilemma he may ultimately regret. And the family will never be the same.
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Descrição: eBook format is .pdf This flash fiction anthology examines the experiences of being a transplant in a foreign land and looks critically at what it means to forsake tongues, traditions, and comforts in the hope of starting a new life in another world. These stories push readers to expand their understanding of the world beyond their own front doors.
The collection contains forty affecting works written by several multigenerational immigrant authors from countries around the world, including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, China, Cuba, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Moldavia, Morocco, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United States, and Vietnam. Regardless of their origin, all share the experience of putting down roots in new soil and examining how adapting to new lives and lands impacts the characters’ understanding of themselves and their community. The stories are organized into four parts, "Past the Limits of the Familiar," "The Change is Slow," "Inheriting the Earth," and "Tired of Waiting for Home." At a thousand words or fewer, every vignette redefines resilience and the meaning of home; the intensity of each is captivating from the very first line.
Descrição: “A funny, imaginative misadventure that channels Douglas Adams.” –Zac Thompson of Marvel Comics
Chuck never thought too deeply about whether aliens existed — not until Jopp, an intergalactic transport pilot, drunkenly crashed on Earth and tried to steal his truck.
Now, Chuck finds himself unwittingly roped into helping Jopp work off a debt to the universe’s most powerful corporation. Through a series of mishaps and misfortune, the duo finds themselves in possession of a mysterious black case. Along the way they are joined by, Bhanakhana, an adventurous scientist and Rohi, a rogue law enforcement agent.
All they want is to get back to their normal lives, but in order to do so, they’ll have to fend off murderous marauders, skirt the attentions of an interplanetary police force, deal with a peculiar crime boss, and escape a backwater planet inhabited by friendly yet endless frustrating alien yokels. It’s a big and scary universe out there, and they’ll be damned if they’re going to face it sober.
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Descrição: An unforgettable story of two courageous couples who risk everything for truth.
Amid a revolution, archaeologist Christopher Jordan and ancient manuscript expert Kathryn Ferguson travel to Syria in search of the original scroll of Marks’ Gospel. Paralleling their quest is the story of the evangelist’s escape with the scroll from the Roman siege of Jerusalem in 70 C.E., his struggles to com-plete the manuscript and his journeys and efforts with the daughter of Peter the Apostle to protect and save it for the ages. For both couples, time is running out and enemies are closing in.
Richly evocative and fiercely moving, this literary thriller explores the hard questions: Did Mark intention-ally omit the resurrection story, leaving it shrouded in mystery? Or did it become detached and lost forever?
Discover the answer in The Lost Page.
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Descrição: eBook format is .pdf Ed Garrison has it all: a successful basketball career, a great relationship with his kid brother, the best dog a guy could ask for, and a supportive family. With summer vacation the only thing standing between him and a full-ride scholarship to UC Berkeley, Ed feels invincible. But everything falls apart as high school comes to an end and his mother leaves his father for a woman three thousand miles away, leaving behind a broken home. Ed feels helpless as his father turns to liquor and work and his brother throws away his future for illegal substances and crime. Not even the dog sticks around to watch. Soon, Ed lashes out too. He turns down his scholarship in favor of attending a small school in Northern California to distance himself from his family and start a new life of his own. Alone and confused, Ed switches his major to journalism, trains for a marathon, and adopts a puppy, all in attempts to fill an unexplainable void in his life. But as the years pass, riddled with distrust and regret, he fails to maintain the relationships that matter the most. Ed has no choice but to reckon with his past mistakes as his dreams of a basketball career are shattered and his family continues to crumble.
Descrição: The Witch Collector comes every Harvest Moon. He’s never late. Until now.
Eight years ago, the Witch Collector stole her sister. Ever since, Raina has wanted one thing: her family, together and free. Now she longs for something more: the Frost King and his Witch Collector. Dead. And today, she’ll make her wish come true.
The Witch Collector…
Every autumn, Alexus Thibault travels from Winterhold to select a witch from each village for the Frost King’s service. This time he rides to collect Raina Bloodgood, a young woman whose face he cannot forget, and whose secrets could save them all.
The Battle of Temptation…
Thrust into an age-old story of ice, fire, and buried gods, Raina must abandon vengeance and join Alexus in a quest to save the Frost King, or let their world be destroyed. But when the lines between good and evil blur, how can she fulfill her vow—to kill the Witch Collector—when he’s no longer the man who stole her sister, but the hero who’s stealing her heart?
A thrilling fantasy debut and the first book in a trilogy of myth, magick, and romance, perfect for fans of Naomi Novik, Amy Harmon, Sarah J. Maas, and Jennifer L. Armentrout.
Descrição: Book Two of the Erica Rosen MD Trilogy.
Dr. Erica Rosen’s world is turned upside down after a suicide bomber explodes amidst a large crowd entering Oracle Park baseball stadium, near her San Francisco home. Many are killed or injured, and police have no leads in solving the case.
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Descrição: Cyrus Shelton spent twenty-three years locked up in the Huntsville State Penitentiary with only one thing on his mind–revenge. Once paroled and having learned the arresting detective, Frank Windom, had the nerve to die, he sets his sights on Windom's former partner, Jack West, and his lousy defense attorney, Jonell Simone.
When a cryptic letter addressed to Jack and his dead partner shows up, he's curious but he is deeply involved with a triple homicide and had to set it aside. When the Attorney General’s Office steps in and orders him to stand down, Jack knows his case goes deeper than just a homicide. With no murder case to work, he turns his attention to the cryptic letter. The former DA, Jonell Simone, informs Jack she received a similar letter. Cyrus Shelton is on his murder rampage and the gloves come off. Jack wants revenge. Now it is personal.
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Descrição: Core Java Interview Questions You’ll Most Likely Be Asked: Second Edition is your perfect companion to stand above the rest in today’s competitive job market.
With this guide, you learn or refresh Core Java fundamentals and principles necessary for cracking the coding interview and acquaint yourself with real-life interview questions and strategies to reach the solutions. The Resume building tutorial and the Aptitude tests equip you to present yourself better even before the job interview.
This book is a complete course in itself to prepare for your dream Java job placement.
All concepts of Java Fundamentals explained
290 Technical (Core Java) Interview Questions
Includes Java 8 and Java 9 Questions
Includes Scenario Based Questions
77 HR (Behavioral) Interview Questions
Strategies and Answers for all questions
ATS Compliant Resume Building Tutorial (e-format)
2 Aptitude Tests (Downloadable)
Who can benefit?
All Beginner level job seekers (0-5 years) aiming for Java Developer or Web Developer roles in MNC or startup.
About the Series:
This book is part of the Job Interview Questions series that has more than 75 books dedicated to interview questions and answers for different technical subjects and HR round related topics.
This series of books is written by experienced placement experts and subject matter experts. Unlike comprehensive, textbook-sized reference guides, these books include only the required information for job search. Hence, these books are short, concise and ready-to-use by students and professionals.
The Earth is slowly heating up, and only we, as a global community, can stop it—with the knowledge behind what is happening, we can affect change. Using his PhD in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale and his LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from the Northwestern College of Law at Lewis & Clark University, Dr. John Perona takes us on a journey into the science and politics of the climate crisis in From Knowledge to Power: Your Handbook for Climate Science and Advocacy. Perona uses the basic science of climate change, the rise of green technologies, and the political implications of climate science to present a concise guide to the critical facts regarding our climate change. He offers actionable tips for how to engage in advocacy by calling for action at every level—leaders in both science and government, community groups, and individuals like you. Perona offers a grounded, optimistic outlook for humanity, but only if we engage with science and act with knowledge.
Descrição: Like people, organizations have different personalities that are impacted by more than just the brand identity. Organizational Behavior Essentials You Always Wanted To Know covers dimensions of the relationships between an organization at the individual, group and overall organizational levels and their impact on one another. If you have ever questioned how organizations adapt to the changing demands of the twenty-first century, then Organizational Behavior Essentials You Always Wanted To Know is the resource you need.
After reading this book, you will be able to answer the following questions:
What is organizational behavior?
What are best practices for managing topics such as office politics, diversity, learning and development, and stress in the workforce?
How do organizations develop and retain talent?
How can an organization develop high performance work systems that maximize outcomes at all levels?
What are the skills of an effective leader who creates a high-performance work culture?
Theories in organizational behavior can help leadership determine how their organization should respond to the many conditions impacting the twenty-first century workforce, including new technologies, market conditions, natural disasters, labor shortages, among others. The book’s structure moves seamlessly through every level of an organization as it explores the best practices for developing and retaining talent. Starting with the individual worker, the book explores the group dynamics of the workplace, how best to utilize human resources departments, and ultimately, how to be an effective leader in a high-performance workplace. This easy-to-read guide will help you put theory into practice. With chapter quizzes to reinforce concepts and a glossary of key terms, Organizational Behavior Essentials You Always Wanted To Know is a must have introductory guide for newcomers and resource for seasoned professionals.
Descrição: THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO RENTAL PROPERTY INVESTING IN THE POST-PANDEMIC MARKET
INCLUDES 8 HOURS OF ONLINE REAL ESTATE COURSES FROM THE AUTHOR + MULTIPLE FREE REAL ESTATE INVESTING TOOLS – FREE!
Do you want to learn how to leverage rental property investment to produce lasting passive income, achieve financial freedom, create freedom of time, and build true wealth?
Have you purchased rental property investment ‘training’ with so-called ‘gurus’ and come away with a lighter bank account and no clear path to rental property investing success?
If so, look no further than Rental Property Investing QuickStart Guide, the most comprehensive, practical, beginner-friendly rental property investing book ever written.
Owning rental property is the best way to generate a passive income stream, period.
While other investment vehicles may come and go, rental property investing has stood the test of time. Direct real estate investments—and the income generated by rental properties—play a major part in minting millionaires on a regular basis.
Not only do rental property owners enjoy positive cash flow in the form of rents paid, but each of the properties they own appreciates in value. With tax-advantaged profits and a high degree of control over your investments, rental property investing is an attractive and streamlined approach to wealth creation.
In Rental Property Investing QuickStart Guide, bestselling author, course instructor, real estate investor, and veteran consultant Symon He breaks down everything that aspiring real estate investors need to know to build a thriving rental property portfolio.
With over 300,000 students in nearly 180 countries and a bestselling real estate investing book under his belt, Symon knows exactly what new investors need to get right, what they should avoid, and how they can protect themselves from risk on their rental property investing journey.
Whether you are a complete beginner or want to grow an existing rental property portfolio, with Symon’s expertise at your disposal you can accelerate your rental property investing journey and live the life you deserve!
Descrição: The world’s largest oil painting. A 400-year-old murder. A disembodied whisper: “Amore mio.” My love.
Nick and Julia O’Connor’s dream trip to Venice collapses when a haunting voice reaches out to Nick from Tintoretto’s Paradise, a monumental depiction of Heaven. Convinced his delusions are the result of a concussion, Julia insists her husband see a doctor, though Nick is adamant the voice was real.
Blacking out in the museum, Nick flashes back to a life as a 16th century Venetian peasant swordsman. He recalls precisely who the voice belongs to: Isabella Scalfini, a married aristocrat he was tasked to seduce but with whom he instead found true love. A love stolen from them hundreds of years prior.
She implores Nick to liberate her from a powerful order of religious vigilantes who judge and sentence souls to the canvas for eternity. Releasing Isabella also means unleashing thousands of other imprisoned souls, all of which the order claims are evil.
As infatuation with a possible hallucination clouds his commitment to a present-day wife, Nick’s past self takes over. Wracked with guilt, he can no longer allow Isabella to remain tormented, despite the consequences. He must right an age-old wrong – destroy the painting and free his soul mate. But the order will eradicate anyone who threatens their ethereal prison and their control over Venice.
Descrição: Rose Kaplan and her sidekick Ida are at it again. It's the holiday of Purim, and almost everyone at the Julius and Rebecca Cohen Home for Jewish Seniors is in costume for the Purim play. All except one, who will instead have to be fitted for a shroud. Once again, "Mrs. K" and Ida are called upon to solve the puzzle of a mysterious death at the Home. Described by Chanticleer Book Reviews as "at times more Lucy and Ethel than Holmes and Watson, with a soupcon of Miss Jane Marple," these geriatric amateur sleuths will keep you laughing, guessing, and maybe even learning a bissel Yiddish!