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The After Dark Collection

By Lauren Blakely
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Lauren Blakely After Dark
  • Pages : 550
  • Category : Fiction
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A delicious collection of the enticing books The Engagement Gift, The Virgin Gift, and The Decadent Gift! The Engagement Gift... Some things are better left unsaid. Besides, I don't need to act on every wild thought that flits through my imagination, not when my fiancé and I have the kind of life I've aways longed for -- passionate, intimate and oh so real. I can’t risk losing him, so I focus on building our life together as a couple. But the more insistent my thoughts become, the closer I get to telling him what I want most... *** The Virgin Gift I might still carry my V-card, but I know exactly what I want in a man. Smart, charming and oh-so-skilled. Too bad I haven't found him yet. But maybe he's found me. Because when my charming, laid-back, next-door neighbor discovers a secret list I keep, he volunteers to work through every single item on it. Including the last one -- at the end, we walk away and stay friends. I say yes to his offer, and that's when I discover another side to him. A side I adore. A side I crave. He's commanding, intense, and everything I've ever wanted. But as we check things off one by one, I find myself breaking the most important rule of all. And I have no idea what it will do to my heart. *** The Decadent Gift The rules of the game were simple. One weekend. We play our roles. Actually, we play lots of roles. I get the info I need for a secret work project. We go back to how we were. That’s what I proposed to handsome, clever, commanding Jake. That’s what he said yes to — this decadent gift of a weekend that would get me out of trouble. But that’s not what happened when our nights together in Vegas ended . . .

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  • Pdf File: the-dark-tower-boxed-set.pdf

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For the first time ever as a complete ebook series, all of Stephen King’s eight Dark Tower novels—one of the most acclaimed and popular series of all time. Special bonus: The ebook boxed set now includes The Complete Concordance, a user’s guide to the Dark Tower world. Set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace, The Dark Tower series features one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations—The Gunslinger—a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages, from ancient myth to frontier Western legend. As Roland crosses a desert of damnation in a treacherous world that is a twisted image of our own, he moves ever closer to the Dark Tower of his dreams—and nightmares. This stunning, must-have collection includes: The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger; The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three; The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands; The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass; The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole; The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla; The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah; and The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower. The perfect keepsake for Stephen King fans, The Dark Tower 8-Book Boxed Set is the most extraordinary and imaginative cycle of tales in the English language from “the reigning King of American popular literature” (Los Angeles Daily News).

Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests - E-Book

By Kathleen Deska Pagana,Timothy J. Pagana
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Book Code : 0323100627
  • Total of Pages : 1200
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 552
  • Pdf File: mos.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This quick reference handbook offers clear, concise coverage of over 700 of the most commonly performed diagnostic and laboratory tests — including 39 new to this edition. Trusted authors, Kathleen Pagana, PhD, RN and Timothy Pagana, MD, FACS, bring together a comprehensive collection of full color designs, illustrations and photos to show exactly how various tests are performed. Related tests are grouped by chapter and presented in a consistent format to facilitate a full understanding of each type of diagnostic test. UNIQUE! Coverage of the clinical significance of test results explains why a given test result indicates specific diseases. Full-color design clarifies key concepts, procedures, and testing techniques. Related Tests sections list tests that provide similar information or are used to evaluate the same body system, disease process, or symptom. NEW! Unique front section on coding for diagnostic and laboratory tests (ICD-10) provides explanations of the coding requirements and challenges for diagnostic testing along with codes for all tests in the manual. NEW! 39 of the most current laboratory and diagnostic tests have been added to this new edition to reflect current best practices. NEW! Updated photographs and illustrations reflect the latest changes in testing equipment.

Catastrophic Impact and Loss

By Kevin D. Burton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 146650465X
  • Total of Pages : 348
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 281
  • Pdf File: catastrophic-impact-and-loss.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The author’s previous work, Managing Emerging Risk: The Capstone of Preparedness considered the notion of risk and what constitutes risk assessment. It presented scenarios to introduce readers to areas of critical thinking around probability and possibility. Six months after the book’s publication, many of the scenarios came true, and other, more menacing risks emerged. Catastrophic Impact and Loss: The Capstone of Impact Assessment is the second stone to be laid in a path toward a more mindful practice of emergency management, focusing on the impacts caused by risk and offering a complete approach to measure and manage them. Providing a true understanding of what it is to be "in harm’s way," this essential book details the devastation and effects that both public and private enterprise must be prepared for in the event of a catastrophe. The book examines: Impact assessment as an essential piece of information and the fundamental flaws that hinder the process The development of the digital age and postmodernism and the five guiding principles of postmodern impact assessments How to establish an impact horizon and effect a clear scope statement that includes all in-scope and out-of-scope assets and locations Problems that occur when we fail to create impact assessments that align with internal organizational values, federal and state laws, or industry regulations—and how to use the guiding principles to address these problems Methods for developing solid analytical models for impact assessment—exacting logical, relevant, and clear language and taxonomies How to address overrides and deviations based on expert opinion, cultural needs, and the application of common sense Key challenges in postmodern business impact assessment and how we can best meet those challenges by understanding the concept of the uncanny valley Readers who master the principles in this book will better understand the link between the potential damage of an event and how information informs every decision to prepare for, respond to, mitigate, and recover.

Jennifer L. Armentrout The Dark Elements Complete Collection

By Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1460395735
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 959
  • Pdf File: jennifer-l-armentrout-the-dark-elements-complete-collection.pdf

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#1?New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout draws readers into the extraordinary, irresistible world of Wardens and demons in the New York Times bestselling series The Dark Elements. WHITE HOT KISS: Book 1 Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal—fit in at school, and go out on a real date with the gorgeous Zayne. Trouble is, Zayne treats Layla like a sister—and Layla is anything but normal. She's half demon, half gargoyle, with abilities no one else possesses. And even though Zayne is a gargoyle, Layla's kiss will kill anything with a soul—including him. Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know her secrets. Trusting Roth could ruin her chances with Zayne—and brand her a traitor. But as Layla discovers she's the sole reason for a violent demon uprising, kissing the enemy suddenly pales in comparison to the looming end of the world. STONE COLD TOUCH: Book 2 Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could. But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla's powers begin to evolve, and she's offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. EVERY LAST BREATH: Book 3 Every choice has consequences—but Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city from destruction. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…

SEAL Team Six: Hunt the Dragon

By Don Mann
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mulholland Books
  • Book Code : 031637752X
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 366
  • Pdf File: seal-team-six.pdf

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HACKERS FROM THE KOREAN GOVERNMENT ARE ONE CLICK AWAY FROM OBTAINING NUCLEAR WEAPONS. ONLY THE HEROES OF SEAL TEAM SIX CAN STOP THEM On an R&R assignment in Las Vegas, Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Crocker and his SEAL Team Six cohorts find themselves poolside at Caesar's Palace. When a fight breaks out between hotel security guards and three blandly corporate-looking Asian men, the SEALs give chase and corner the businessmen, who claim to be Chinese diplomats with immunity. Except these men don't speak Chinese--they're North Korean spies. That night, the Nevada Power Company is hacked, and the city plunged into an unprecedented total blackout. The spies escape amid the chaos. It's up to Crocker and his team to pick up their trail, and stop the North Korean government's desperate scheme: cyber warfare combined with old-fashioned money laundering and the theft of black-market nuclear weapons.

Lovely, Dark, Deep

By Joyce Carol Oates
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062356968
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 880
  • Pdf File: lovely-dark-deep.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the legendary literary master, winner of the National Book Award and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates, a collection of thirteen mesmerizing stories that maps the eerie darkness within us all. Insightful, disturbing, imaginative, and breathtaking in their lyrical precision, the stories in Lovely, Dark, Deep display Joyce Carol Oates’s magnificent ability to make visceral the terror, hurt, and uncertainty that lurks at the edges of ordinary lives. In “Mastiff,” a woman and a man are joined in an erotic bond forged out of terror and gratitude. “Sex with Camel” explores how a sixteen-year-old boy realizes the depth of his love for his grandmother—and how vulnerable those feelings make him. Fearful that that her husband is “disappearing” from their life, a woman becomes obsessed with keeping him in her sight in “The Disappearing.” “A Book of Martyrs” reveals how the end of a pregnancy brings with it the end of a relationship. And in the title story, the elderly Robert Frost is visited by an interviewer, an unsettling young woman, who seems to know a good deal more about his life than she should. A piercing and evocative collection, Lovely, Dark, Deep reveals an artist at the height of her creative power.

Dancers in the Dark and Layla Steps Up

By Charlaine Harris
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1625672659
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 654
  • Pdf File: dancers-in-the-dark-and-layla-steps-up.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Author of the books that inspired True Blood on HBO and Midnight, Texas on NBC Two to Tango. Featuring characters who also appeared in All Together Dead, this exclusive double issue includes two novellas by #1 bestselling author, Charlaine Harris: Dancers in the Dark, and her brand new novella, Layla Steps Up. In Dancers in the Dark, a young woman on the run from a violent stalker finds protection--and temptation--in the arms of a brooding centuries-old vampire. In Layla Steps Up, a fragile new vampire must finally face and embrace her immortal powers in order to save her maker from an ex-lover with a taste for torture. Blending supernatural suspense and sizzling seduction, the two intertwined stories in this collection will be sure to please fans of Charlaine Harris’s #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse vampire series and its HBO television adaptation, True Blood.

Zombie Talk

By John Edgar Browning,David Castillo,David Schmid,David A. Reilly
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137567724
  • Total of Pages : 129
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 511
  • Pdf File: zombie-talk.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Zombie Talk offers a concise, interdisciplinary introduction and deep analytical set of theoretical approaches to help readers understand the phenomenon of zombies in contemporary and modern culture. With essays that combine Humanities and Social Science methodologies, the authors examine the zombie through an array of cultural products from different periods and geographical locations: films ranging from White Zombie (1932) to the pioneering films of George Romero, television shows like AMC's The Walking Dead, to literary offerings such as Richard Matheson's I am Legend (1954) and Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride, Prejudice and Zombies (2009), among others.

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

By Colin Larkin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Omnibus Press
  • Book Code : 0857125958
  • Total of Pages : 1600
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 400
  • Pdf File: the-encyclopedia-of-popular-music.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.

A Brief Guide to Stephen King

By Paul Simpson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Book Code : 1472110749
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 291
  • Pdf File: a-brief-guide-to-stephen-king.pdf

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2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Stephen King?s first novel Carrie in April 1974. Rescued from the rubbish by his wife Tabitha, the novel launched the Maine schoolteacher on a prolific and extraordinarily successful career. His name has become synonymous with horror and suspense through over fifty works, including The Dark Tower, a retelling of Byron?s Childe Harold to the Dark Tower Came. Simpson traces the writer?s life from his difficult childhood ? his father went out to the shops and never came back ? through his initial books under the pseudonym Richard Bachman to the success of Carrie, Salem?s Lot and The Shining in the 1970s, and beyond. He examines how King?s writing was affected by the accident that nearly killed him in 1999 and how his battles with alcohol and addiction to medication have been reflected in his stories. The guide will also take a look at the very many adaptation?s of King?s work in movies, on television and radio, and in comic books.

Counting Heads

By David Marusek
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 9781429932509
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 315
  • Pdf File: counting-heads.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Counting Heads is David Marusek's extraordinary launch as an SF novelist: The year is 2134, and the Information Age has given rise to the Boutique Economy in which mass production and mass consumption are rendered obsolete. Life extension therapies have increased the human lifespan by centuries. Loyal mentars (artificial intelligences) and robots do most of society's work. The Boutique Economy has made redundant ninety-nine percent of the world's fifteen billion human inhabitants. The world would be a much better place if they all simply went away. Eleanor K. Starke, one of the world's leading citizens is assassinated, and her daughter, Ellen, is mortally wounded. Only Ellen, the heir to her mother's financial empire, is capable of saving Earth from complete domination plotted by the cynical, selfish, immortal rich, that is if she survives. Her cryonically frozen head is in the hands of her family's enemies. A ragtag ensemble of unlikely heroes join forces to rescue Ellen's head, all for their own purposes. Counting Heads arrives as a science fiction novel like a bolt of electricity, galvanizing readers with an entirely new vision of the future. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Dark Between Stars

By Atticus
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982104880
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 560
  • Pdf File: the-dark-between-stars.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the internationally bestselling author of Love Her Wild comes The Dark Between Stars, a new illustrated collection of heartfelt, whimsical, and romantic poems from Instagram poetry sensation, Atticus. Atticus, has captured the hearts and minds of nearly 700k followers (including stars like Karlie Kloss, Emma Roberts, and Alicia Keys). In his second collection of poetry, The Dark Between Stars, he turns his attention to the dualities of our lived experiences—the inescapable connections between our highest highs and lowest lows. He captures the infectious energy of starting a relationship, the tumultuous realities of commitment, and the agonizing nostalgia of being alone again. While grappling with the question of how to live with purpose and find meaning in the journey, these poems offer both honest explorations of loneliness and our search for connection, as well as light-hearted, humorous observations. As Atticus writes poignantly about dancing, Paris, jazz clubs, sunsets, sharing a bottle of wine on the river, rainy days, creating, and destroying, he illustrates that we need moments of both beauty and pain—the darkness and the stars—to fully appreciate all that life and love have to offer.

In the Shadow of the Axe

By Nicholas Kaufmann
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  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 537
  • Pdf File: in-the-shadow-of-the-axe.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The year is 1847, and Kasch Möllhausen has returned to the small German mountain village of Helmburg in disgrace. Kicked out of the Swiss boarding school where he was unforgivably abandoned by his father, Luther Möllhausen, his humiliating homecoming is further complicated by the news that Luther has died. Worse, Kasch learns that the father he has come to despise instructed the village elders not to inform Kasch of his death or invite him back for the funeral. But not everyone hates Luther as much as Kasch does. To the people of Helmburg, Luther was a hero. Shortly before Kasch was born, Luther led an uprising against the Necromancer, a mysterious figure who lived in a castle high in the mountains and preyed mercilessly upon the villagers. It was Luther who struck the final blow and put an end to the Necromancer's reign of terror. But Kasch finds Helmburg is still a haunted village. The ghosts of the Necromancer's victims have begun appearing at night, and the old survivors of the uprising are being killed one by one, their bodies chopped to pieces. With the help of Hahn Gehrig, the elderly village doctor, and Liese Maentel, Kasch's childhood love, he sets out to discover if the Necromancer is still alive—which would prove once and for all that his father was no hero—or if someone else is responsible for the murders, a madman living among them with no conscience or mercy. The terrifying truth he uncovers will change Helmburg forever—because the past leaves a long shadow, and the axe has only just begun to fall. Also included with In the Shadow of the Axe, a bonus short story — "(F)earless".