Author: Jocelynn Drake,Rinda Elliott
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Category: Bisexual men
Ian Pierce is the chef and part owner of the hottest restaurant in Cincinnati, his chosen family is full of happy relationships, and the scruffy, snarky cop who has been haunting his dreams is one step closer to being in his bed. But everything comes crashing down when the past he narrowly escaped nine years ago comes to a deadly head. Hollis Banner was enamored of Ian at first sight. He's kept his distance, knowing the gorgeous, self-confident man is out of his league. Yet there's no standing aside when Boris Jagger escapes a raid. Jagger's world has been nearly destroyed and this time, the crime boss is coming after Ian and his friends personally. Hollis will do whatever it takes to keep Ian safe as they escape to a safe house with a couple of Ian's overprotective friends. And Ian finds himself in a race to unlock painful memories-memories containing information that could take down the very last of Jagger's illegal operations forever.
Author: L A Larkin
Their greatest fear was contaminating an ancient Antarctic lake, buried beneath the ice for millions of years. They little knew the catastrophe they were about to unleash. Welcome to the high octane world of Olivia Wolfe. As an investigative journalist, Wolfe lives her life in constant peril. Hunted by numerous enemies who are seldom what the first seem, she must unravel a complex web of lies to uncover an even more terrifying truth. From the poppy palaces of Afghanistan and Antarctica's forbidding wind-swept ice sheets, to a top-secret military base in the Nevada desert, Wolfe's journey will ultimately lead her to a man who would obliterate civilisation. She must make an impossible choice: save a life - or prevent the death of millions.
From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies - How What We Eat Defines Who We Are
Author: Sophie Egan
Category: Social Science
A provocative look at how and what Americans eat and why—a flavorful blend of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Salt Sugar Fat, and Freakonomics that reveals how the way we live shapes the way we eat. Food writer and Culinary Institute of America program director Sophie Egan takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the American food psyche, examining the connections between the values that define our national character—work, freedom, and progress—and our eating habits, the good and the bad. Egan explores why these values make for such an unstable, and often unhealthy, food culture and, paradoxically, why they also make America’s cuisine so great. Egan raises a host of intriguing questions: Why does McDonald’s have 107 items on its menu? Why are breakfast sandwiches, protein bars, and gluten-free anything so popular? Will bland, soulless meal replacements like Soylent revolutionize our definition of a meal? The search for answers takes her across the culinary landscape, from the prioritization of convenience over health to the unintended consequences of “perks” like free meals for employees; from the American obsession with “having it our way” to the surge of Starbucks, Chipotle, and other chains individualizing the eating experience; from high culture—artisan and organic and what exactly “natural” means—to low culture—the sale of 100 million Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos in ten weeks. She also looks at how America’s cuisine—like the nation itself—has been shaped by diverse influences from across the globe. Devoured weaves together insights from the fields of psychology, anthropology, food science, and behavioral economics as well as myriad examples from daily life to create a powerful and unique look at food in America.
Author: Joseph Fink,Jeffrey Cranor
From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves...no matter where we live. "Hypnotic and darkly funny. . . . Belongs to a particular strain of American gothic that encompasses The Twilight Zone, Stephen King and Twin Peaks, with a bit of Tremors thrown in."--The Guardian Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge. Nineteen-year-old Night Vale pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro is given a paper marked "KING CITY" by a mysterious man in a tan jacket holding a deer skin suitcase. Everything about him and his paper unsettles her, especially the fact that she can't seem to get the paper to leave her hand, and that no one who meets this man can remember anything about him. Jackie is determined to uncover the mystery of King City and the man in the tan jacket before she herself unravels. Night Vale PTA treasurer Diane Crayton's son, Josh, is moody and also a shape shifter. And lately Diane's started to see her son's father everywhere she goes, looking the same as the day he left years earlier, when they were both teenagers. Josh, looking different every time Diane sees him, shows a stronger and stronger interest in his estranged father, leading to a disaster Diane can see coming, even as she is helpless to prevent it. Diane's search to reconnect with her son and Jackie's search for her former routine life collide as they find themselves coming back to two words: "KING CITY". It is King City that holds the key to both of their mysteries, and their futures...if they can ever find it.
Book One of the Death and Decay Series
Author: R. L. Blalock
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
St. Louis is falling to pieces. In the midst of rioting, a dangerous new disease has sprung pushing an already dire situation over the edge. Those who are infected suddenly become extremely aggressive, attacking and even eating those around them. And Olivia "Liv" Bennett is caught right in the middle of it. Liv's hectic life of school, work, and motherhood grind to a halt as the city around her begins to devour itself. Forced to flee from her car with nothing but a diaper bag and her eighteen-month-old daughter, Elli. Liv must trek forty miles on foot across the feral infested suburbs of St. Louis to a safe haven that may not even be safe. What other hope does she have?
The Wereslayers Series - Book One
Author: Melina Morel
Publisher: Diversion Books
The cry of the wolf echoes through the Manhattan night, unleashing a campaign of terror that stretches from Madison Avenue to the Jersey suburbs. Evil has surfaced in the form of the last Montfort werewolf, and from now on, nobody is safe until Pierre de Montfort breathes his last. Jeweler to the wealthy by day and full blown werewolf by night, Pierre ravages his turf while the city trembles. Alerted to his presence, the elite Institut Scientifique of Geneva dispatches two of its most famous hunters, Catherine Marais and Paul DuJardin, to take him down, no holds barred. Beautiful Catherine, one of the rock stars of her profession, has another, more personal reason for her trip to NYC: her vampire lover Ian Morgan, a forbidden romance that carries her to the peak of passion and the temptations of the dark side. But her lover has many secrets, and what she discovers during the campaign to vanquish the werewolf confounds everything she ever thought she knew about her seductive, passionate vampire. Will this shocking revelation destroy or only strengthen their love? PRAISE: "Ms. Morel is a wonderful storyteller. Devour kept me on the edge of my seat from page one. Paranormal lovers everywhere will love this addition to their library.” —Romance Reader at Heart “Ms. Morel’s story should have a broad range of appeal, with elements of urban fantasy, horror, and romance all skillfully intertwined.” —Huntress Book Reviews “Exciting … Melina Morel provides a fast-paced story that werewolf fans will want to read.” —Midwest Book Review “Interesting … intriguing.” —Romantic Times
Stories of Blood and Sweat
Author: Jeff Mann
Publisher: Bear Bones Books
More than 150 years before Dracula ever touched English soil, Scottish Highlander Derek Maclaine became one of the undead to bring a terrible vengeance on those who had taken the man he loved. But revenge could not sate his appetites for sweat and blood through the years; an immortal learns to survive, to love again, as the lives of mortals are bright and brief flames that attract vampires like amorous moths.
Author: Callie Wild
Publisher: Callie Wild
A HOT bedtime story with a touch of magic… He's a drop dead gorgeous billionaire sex toy mogul on the search for the perfect edible panty flavor. She's a beautiful, wrongly accused candy maker with a heart of gold. Together they’re hot enough to melt chocolate. Heath and Bella find passion, love, and laughs in her cottage in the woods, but soon an ancient family curse threatens their future. Can they overcome their demons or will happily ever after remain out of reach? A sexy, stand-alone continuation of Hansel and Gretel. No Cliffhanger. Big Beautiful Woman. Twisted Fairy Tale. Ages 18 and over.
Author: Charity Parkerson
The battle between Vampire and Demon rages on. It's been two months since journalist Jonathan Jones uncovered a band of demons kidnapping women from Tortola. His run-in with the pack left him with him two choices--turn vampire or die. Now, as part of clan Hellish, Jonathan must learn a new way of life. He also has a huge problem--the turning has left him mated to the vampire prince, Niall. Unfortunately, Niall isn't who owns Jonathan's heart. Torn between Cin, the Scottish vampire who's been his whole world for six years, and the vampire whose blood bond has Jonathan craving more, Jonathan has to find a way to hang on to his sanity. Between trying to uncover the demons' secret agenda, a kidnapped demon spawn in their garage, and a love triangle tearing apart the clan, the Hellish group has their hands full. They need to work things out before the world comes to an end--literally.
Chief Inspector Adamsberg Investigates
Author: Fred Vargas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When the residents of a French Alpine village accuse a beardless local of being a werewolf and killing a sheep breeder, eccentric Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg teams up with his ex-girlfriend, the victim's adopted son, and a shepherd to investigate clues linked to the village's history. Original. 17,500 first printing.
The Devoured Series
Author: Shelly Crane
Publisher: Kiss Me Publications, LLC
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Clara has it all. A wrestling star boyfriend, popular friends, all the right school activities...pretty much a perfect life...up until her parents died. Now she lives with the Pastor and his family and though they take good care of her, she feels alone. Then her boyfriend, Tate, starts to show signs of trouble when a new guy, Eli, comes to town. Clara is fascinated with him but hides it until something happens. Eli confesses to her that she gives him something he's never had before...something he needs. Everything is about to change for this normal, pretty, popular girl in a supernatural way.
Author: Kurt Anderson
It Lurks Deep beneath the ice of the Arctic Circle, something has awakened. A primordial creature frozen in time, it is the oldest, largest, most efficient predator that nature has ever produced. And it is ravenously hungry… It Hunts Thirty-five miles off the Massachussetts coast, a small research ship is attacked. All but one of its crew is killed by the massive serpentine horror that rises from the sea. The creature likes this human prey. The chewy outer hide. The tender saltiness within. And it wants more… It Feeds Responding to a distress signal, fishing-boat captain Brian Hawkins arrives in time to save the ship's last survivor. But the nightmare is just beginning. A casino cruise ship carrying high-stakes passengers--and a top-secret cargo--becomes the creature's bloodsoaked hunting ground. Even the U.S. Navy can't destroy it. Desperate but determined, Hawkins goes after the biggest catch of the century. But there's something he didn't count on: There's more than one…
Author: Amanda Marrone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Megan has been haunted by the ghost of her twin sister, Remy, since the accident nine years ago. Megan doesn’t want anyone to think she’s crazy, so she keeps this little “talent” to herself. But when she meets Luke at her summer job and discovers he can see ghosts too, she’s thrilled. Finally, someone who can relate...and, even better, can possibly help Remy move on. Megan’s not even worried about the fact that Luke’s supercute and nice, because of course she’s totally into her boyfriend (even though he’s been spending way too much time with another girl). And she definitely didn’t mean to kiss Luke (especially since her friend has a thing for him). Messy much? But when the visions Remy haunts Megan with get crazy violent, Megan must turn to Luke to figure out what her twin is trying to say. Because someone’s definitely in danger...she’s just not sure who.
A Play in Two Acts
Author: Abe Polsky
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
THE STORY: The action takes place at Sutter's Fort, in northern California, in 1847. Lewis Keseberg, a German emigrant and survivor of the tragic Donner Party expedition, has brought a suit for slander against several other survivors, who have accu
Author: Frieda Nossaman
Publisher: David C Cook
Here are 26 creative activities to engage students with yummy, Bible-teaching treats! Correlated with Bible-in-Life and Echoes curricula for Units 1-12, this book is loaded with innovative ideas, as well as Scripture references and teacher tips. It provides great alternatives for Bible-in-Life Step Three activities. This handy resource fits well with any curriculum or can be used for stand-alone activities. Whip up some fun with your 11- to 14-year-olds—and bring the Word to life as students learn to taste and see that God is good! They’ll mix, stir, roll, and pour their way to delectable snacks. And since kids this age are into independence, many recipes have a build-your-own component so kids can design their personalized treat. Each project, created with readily available ingredients, incorporates a valuable biblical lesson that lasts long after the goodies are devoured! Developed as a David C Cook disciple-shaping resource, these exciting new Bible FunStuff books include 26 fully reproducible activities guaranteed to keep classrooms buzzing with creative fun.
Author: D. E. Meredith
Publisher: Minotaur Books
One of London's first forensic detectives chases a grisly killer in this stunning debut mystery rich in period detail and sinister intrigue. London in 1856 is gripped by a frightening obsession. The specimen-collecting craze is growing, and discoveries in far-off jungles are reshaping the known world in terrible and unimaginable ways. The new theories of evolution threaten to disrupt the fragile balance of power that keeps the chaotic city in order—a disruption that many would do just about anything to prevent. When the glamorous Lady Bessingham is found murdered in her bedroom, surrounded by her vast collection of fossils and tribal masks, Adolphus Hatton and his morgue assistant Albert Roumande are called in to examine the crime scene—and the body. In the new and suspicious world of forensics and autopsy examinations, Hatton and Roumande are the best. But the crime scene is not confined to one room. In their efforts to help Scotland Yard's infamous Inspector Adams track down the Lady's killer, Hatton and Roumande uncover a trail of murders all connected to a packet of seditious letters that, if published, would change the face of society and religion irrevocably. D.E. Meredith's measured prose and eye for exquisite detail moves seamlessly from the filthy docks on the Isle of Dogs to the jungles of Borneo and the drawing rooms of London's upper class. Her slow-burning mystery builds to a shocking conclusion, consuming victims—and Victorian London—as it goes.
Biblical Principles for Handling Conflict
Author: Alexander Strauch
Publisher: Lewis & Roth Pub
Conflict in churches is a pervasive problem we know all too well. If You Bite & Devour One Another is the only book of its kind, examining all the biblical passages on conflict and outlining key scriptural principles for handling various kinds of conflicts among Christians-whether personal disputes, issues of Christian liberty in lifestyles, congregational matters, or disagreements about important doctrines. The book emphasizes Spirit-controlled attitudes and behaviors through solid Bible exposition and true-to-life stories of Christians handling real-life conflicts in a Christ-honoring way. Book jacket.
Author: Benjanun Sriduangkaew,J. Moufawad-Paul
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Methods Devour Themselves is a dialogue between fiction and non-fiction. Inspired by Quentin Meillassoux's Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction that was paired with an Isaac Asimov short story, this book examines the ways in which stories can provoke philosophical interventions and philosophical essays can provoke stories. Alternating between Benjanun Sriduangkaew's fiction and J. Moufawad-Paul's non-fiction, Methods Devour Themselves is an interstitial project that brings fiction and essay into a unique, avant-garde whole.
Author: Arnold P. Powers
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." Abraham Lincoln "To be inhuman is to watch the inhumane treatment of others in silence." Arnold P. Powers "Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt." Abraham Lincoln "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This Book has taken five years to complete, but it's really incomplete. There are still elements of our family's history that has been hidden from us and still remains to be researched. The complexity of information concealed by Whites is not alone. Just as many Blacks for whatever reason has also concealed information for the sole purpose of who knows! But it gives me a sense of who we are as people, the genealogy research bug. Where you go back into our fore-fathers lives and the puzzles wait anyone daring to put the pieces together is worth the assured disappointment of dissatisfaction that will assuredly come. But it never taints the curiosity! Photo on the front cover is a newspaper article from, "The Pensacola Journal," dated December 16, 1906. The two individuals pictured are Uncle Joe and Aunt Lucy. Real people described as "Good-Ole Antebellum Colored Folks." "Back Cover is from "The San Francisco Call," newspaper article dated, July 17, 1904.