Love Against Odds

Author: Mandy Harbin
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519743206
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Against Company Policy: When desire is faced with physical boundaries, it's time to get a little creative...and a little kinky. Cassie Tucker, a hard-working project leader at a software design company, can't believe her luck when she's assigned towork with the hottest guy at the firm. Too bad his office is hundreds of miles away. Technology will get them through-both in the boardroom and the bedroom. Ian Cope has had the hots for Cassie for two years. Landing this project with her is a dream come true. Until he discovers he's expected to use Cassie to aid in a consolidation plan that will shut down her office. He really should keep things professional, all things considered. But she's a temptation he can't refuse...and he'll go against company policy to have her. Against The Wall: When Sasha gets transferred to the west coast office, she welcomes the added distance between her and her abusive ex-boyfriend. He left her feeling vulnerable toward men, and rather than free herself from the corner she'd been pushed into, she found she liked being walled in it instead. Aaron is a dominant man, in the both his professional and personal lives. Only, he hasn't been finding the pleasure he'd so easily come by with submissive women. He's in a rut with no clear way of getting out of it. Maybe he'd just pushed his boundaries one too many times ... or maybe he needs a greater challenge. But when Aaron and Sasha meet, sparks fly, though she is too jaded to do anything about it. With a little tough love from her best friend, she finds herself unable to avoid the hot enigma that is Aaron and testing the walls she'd carefully erected around her heart. Aaron wants Sasha, but can he break through her walls without being pushed against one himself?

Shatter Me Enhanced Edition

Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062184784
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The gripping first installment in New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series. One touch is all it takes. One touch, and Juliette Ferrars can leave a fully grown man gasping for air. One touch, and she can kill. No one knows why Juliette has such incredible power. It feels like a curse, a burden that one person alone could never bear. But The Reestablishment sees it as a gift, sees her as an opportunity. An opportunity for a deadly weapon. Juliette has never fought for herself before. But when she’s reunited with the one person who ever cared about her, she finds a strength she never knew she had. This enhanced edition contains the full text of the novel, plus this exclusive content: Juliette’s police case file Juliette’s medical file Reestablishment “persons of interest” profiles An entry from Warner’s log Reestablishment propaganda posters

Ship Breaker

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316081689
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This thrilling bestseller and National Book Award Finalist is a gritty, high-stakes adventure of a teenage boy faced with conflicting loyalties, set in a dark future America devastated by the forces of climate change. In America's flooded Gulf Coast region, oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer. Grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts by crews of young people. Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota--and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or by chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life.... In this powerful novel, Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a fast-paced adventure set in the vivid and raw, uncertain future of his companion novels The Drowned Cities and Tool of War. "Suzanne Collins may have put dystopian literature on the YA map with The Hunger Games...but Bacigalupi is one of the genre's masters, employing inventively terrifying details in equally imaginative story lines." --Los Angeles Times A New York Times Bestseller A Michael L. Printz Award Winner A National Book Award Finalist A VOYA 2010 Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers Book A Rolling Stone 40 Best YA Novels Book

Stalking Nabokov

Author: Brian Boyd
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231158572
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this book, Brian Boyd surveys Vladimir Nabokov's life, career, and legacy; his art, science, and thought; his subtle humor and puzzle-like storytelling; his complex psychological portraits; and his inheritance from, reworking of, and affinities with Shakespeare, Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Machado de Assis. Boyd also offers new ways of reading Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada or Ardor, and the unparalleled autobiography, Speak, Memory, disclosing otherwise unknown information about the author's world. Sharing his personal reflections as he recounts the adventures, hardships, and revelations of researching Nabokov's life? oeuvre?, he cautions against using Nabokov's metaphysics as the key to unlocking all of the enigmatic author's secrets. Assessing and appreciating Nabokov as novelist, memoirist, poet, translator, scientist, and individual, Boyd helps us understand more than ever Nabokov's multifaceted genius.

Burning Moon

Author: Jo Watson
Publisher: Forever
ISBN: 1455595489
Format: PDF, Docs
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There's a very fine line between blushing bride and mascara-streaked sobbing mess. #beenthere Lilly Swanson has been planning her perfect life since she was twelve years old: Meet Mr. Right, have the big white wedding, buy a house in the burbs, and raise 2.5 picture-perfect kids. However, when her fiancé bails, leaving Lilly alone at the altar to face five hundred gossipy guests, her dream turns into a nightmare. But then Lilly makes an impulsive decision---she ditches the dress, grabs her passport, and heads off to spend her honeymoon alone. Or so she thinks . . . Because Lilly quickly learns that everything in the tropics is very hot: the weather, the merchandise, and especially Damien---the sexy, spontaneous man she meets before her feet even hit the sand. Now with no plan, and nothing holding her back, Lilly lets Damien lead her on a wild, unpredictable ride to the world's most exclusive party, Burning Moon. But after a week of letting go, indulging her every impulse and desire, Lilly must go back to the girl she used to be. Or can Damien convince her that their party doesn't have to end?

Essays on Gogol

Author: Susanne Fusso
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810111912
Format: PDF
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These fourteen essays reflect the increasingly interdisciplinary character of Russian literature research in general and of the study of Gogol in particular, focusing on specific works, Gogol's own character, and the various approaches to aesthetic, religious, and philosophical issues raised by his writing.

Dharma Gaia

Author: Allan Hunt Badiner
Publisher: Parallax Press
ISBN: 0938077309
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Dharma Gaia explores the ground where Buddhism and ecology meet through writings by the Dalai Lama, Gary Snyder, Thich Nhat Hanh, Allen Ginsberg, Joanna Macy, Robert Aitken, and 25 other Buddhists and ecologists. "Beautifully edited, well-written, and a pleasure to read."?Whole Life Times "Dharma Gaia helps to bring about a renewed stirring of love for the Earth" ?David Brower "Source documents for the emerging environmental era..." ?Eric Utne "Dharma Gaia provides rich fare for those of us who hunger to know place." ?Ram Dass "I recommend this book to all those with an open heart who struggle for more compassion and the greening of the self. If we are to survive, as the message of this book declares, we must develop a peaceful heart."?Petra Kelly

Student s Guide to Writing College Papers

Author: Kate L. Turabian
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226816333
Format: PDF, Mobi
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High school students, two-year college students, and university students all need to know how to write a well-reasoned, coherent research paper—and for decades Kate Turabian’s Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers has helped them to develop this critical skill. In the new fourth edition of Turabian’s popular guide, the team behind Chicago’s widely respected The Craft of Research has reconceived and renewed this classic for today’s generation. Designed for less advanced writers than Turabian’s Manual of Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Seventh Edition, Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams here introduce students to the art of defining a topic, doing high-quality research with limited resources, and writing an engaging and solid college paper. The Student’s Guide is organized into three sections that lead students through the process of developing and revising a paper. Part 1, "Writing Your Paper," guides students through the research process with discussions of choosing and developing a topic, validating sources, planning arguments, writing drafts, avoiding plagiarism, and presenting evidence in tables and figures. Part 2, "Citing Sources," begins with a succinct introduction to why citation is important and includes sections on the three major styles students might encounter in their work—Chicago, MLA, and APA—all with full coverage of electronic source citation. Part 3, "Style," covers all matters of style important to writers of college papers, from punctuation to spelling to presenting titles, names, and numbers. With the authority and clarity long associated with the name Turabian, the fourth edition of Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers is both a solid introduction to the research process and a convenient handbook to the best practices of writing college papers. Classroom tested and filled with relevant examples and tips, this is a reference that students, and their teachers, will turn to again and again.

Coyote V Acme

Author: Ian Frazier
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466828757
Format: PDF
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Twenty-two humorous essays on topics ranging from Joseph Stalin's theories of revolutionary stand-up comedy, to a commencement address given by a Satanist college President, to the opening statement of an attorney representing Wile E. Coyote in a product liability suit against the Acme company, supplier of unpredictable rocket sleds and faulty spring-powered shoes.

Loving the Heartland

Author: Marjorie Jones, J.P
Publisher: Loving in the Pink
ISBN: 9781625220165
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Cattle rustling. Guns. Murder. Kendra Williams has been the sole caretaker of her four younger siblings since their parents were killed in an alcohol-related airplane crash when she was only twenty years old. She has worked her entire adult life, sacrificing her dreams and her chance at love, to keep her family together and to keep their family cattle ranch for future generations. Someone doesn't want that to happen. Michelle Loving has made a successful career out of telling the American public what to think and what they should care about. She is hired to create an image of historical significance for the century-old cattle ranch, but finds herself in over her head. Not only is someone gunning for the ranch, but when it comes to loving the rustic, controlling, beautiful woman in charge of the Heartland, she's shooting in the dark. Two women... One impossible task... A love that will not be silent.