Accidental Alpha/Belligerent Beta

Pack Partners Book One & Two

Author: Poppy Dennison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925180114

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 9430

Accidental Alpha A quiet life. A break from the dangers of being a cop. Yep, Lex Tompkins has his future all worked out. That is, until fate-or rather the stray toddler from the house across the street-bites those plans in the ass. Well, technically Lex's neck. Suddenly, he's transformed into the Alpha of the secret werewolf clan hiding in the perfect, out of the way neighborhood of Lex's dreams. Now Lex is the unlikely leader of a dysfunctional pack... except for Spencer Robinson, the one shifter Lex can't seem to keep his paws off. Will Spencer be able to teach Lex how to embrace who he has truly become? Because accidents happen...but fate marks its own territory. Belligerent Beta When a human is chosen to lead the pack instead of him, Beta Dan Keller struggles to find his footing in a rapidly changing environment. Committed to his pack and not one to turn away from a challenge, Dan follows his Alpha's request and works with Nathan Ross, the new pack Omega. Though he is initially concerned that Nathan's weakness will harm the pack, Dan learns there is more to the shy wolf than meets the eye. As Dan struggles to balance his growing feelings for the young wolf with his responsibilities to his pack, new threats emerge and Nathan's loyalty is questioned. Not understanding the basics of being a wolf leaves Nathan vulnerable and the pack at risk. Can Dan embrace the true role of a beta so he can protect the man he has grown to love and save his pack?
Posted in Fiction

Mind Magic

Author: Poppy Dennison

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1613724578

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 1379

Magical species must never mix. According to the rules, Simon Osborne should ignore the children’s cries for help. After all, they’re werewolf cubs, and he’s an apprentice mage. But for once in his life, Simon breaks the rules and rescues the cubs, saving them from a demon intent on draining them of their magic. Of course, all actions have consequences, and Simon’s bold move earns him the displeasure of his peers and the attention of the cubs’ alpha, a man named Gray Townsend. The last thing Gray needs is a mage in his life, but Simon did save his son. Since Simon is now a friend of the pack, Gray doesn’t have much choice about it—or the forbidden attraction that goes along with it. Unfortunately for the alpha, he needs Simon’s help to track down the demon behind the kidnappings—before it strikes again. Simon and Gray must join forces to protect the pack, even as they struggle to resist the temptation that threatens to destroy them both.
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Trouble Comes in Threes

Author: M.A. Church

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1632165511

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

View: 5836

Being part of a threesome with two cat shifters is enough for Kirk to deal with, but the real trouble lies ahead.
Posted in Fiction

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609294

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 7143

"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.
Posted in History

Dogwood Days

Author: Poppy Dennison

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1634764560

Category: Fiction

Page: 131

View: 4267

Will Jefferson Lee find sweet romance in the arms of small town sheriff Zane, or will the allure of the big city call?
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Blink

The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316005043

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1645

In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of "blink": the election of Warren Harding; "New Coke"; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police. Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of "thin-slicing"-filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.
Posted in Business & Economics

Creature Feature

Author: Mary Calmes,Poppy Dennison

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1623804302

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 4682

Diagnosis: Wolf by Poppy Dennison Thanks to his good-for-nothing brother, Andrew Hughes is up to his eyeballs in debt and needs a job fast. When a nursing position opens up in Myerson, Arizona, Andrew has no choice but to take it, despite a warning about how difficult a patient Caleb DiMartino can be. Andrew can deal with a little trouble—but Caleb’s strange family, the armed guards, and the unknown cause of Caleb’s mysterious illness may be beyond his skill set. Landslide by Mary Calmes For three years, paranormal courier Frank Corrigan has been working for incubus demon Cael Berith. Cael knows Frank is his mate, but Frank is pretty sure Cael doesn’t even like him, never mind want to spend the rest of his life with him, so their personal relationship is at an impasse. When Frank’s sister, Lindsey, gets bitten by a werewolf she's sleeping with—and possibly witnesses a murder—Frank rides to her rescue. If he’s lucky, he might just save his love life too.
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Crime and Justice at the Millennium

Essays by and in Honor of Marvin E. Wolfgang

Author: Robert A. Silverman,Terence P. Thornberry,Bernard Cohen,Barry Krisberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475748833

Category: Social Science

Page: 404

View: 7501

Ira Lipman Marvin Wolfgang was the greatest criminologist in the United States of America in the last half of the 20th century, if not the entire century. We first met on March 3, 1977, in Philadelphia. I sought him out after his work with Edwin Newman's NBC Reports: Violence in America. He was a tender, loving, caring individual who loved excellence-whether it be an intellectual challenge, the arts or any other pursuit. It is a great privilege to take part in honoring Marvin Wolfgang, a great American. Our approaches to the subject of crime came from different perspectives one as a researcher and the other as the founder of one of the world's largest security services companies. We both wanted to understand the causes of crime, and our discussions began a more than 21-year friendship, based on mutual respect and shared values. Dr. Wolfgang's scholarship aimed for the goal of promoting a safer, more prosperous society, one in which economic opportunity replaced criminal enterprise. He never saw crime in isolation but as part of a complex web of social relations. Only by understanding the causes and patterns of crime can society find ways to prevent it. Only through scholarship can the criminal justice community influence policy makers. To encourage the innovative scholarship that marked Marvin's career, Guardsmark established the Lipman Criminology Library at the University of Pennsylvania, at his request, and created a national criminology award in his name, the Wolfgang Award for Distinguished Achievement in Criminology.
Posted in Social Science

Geospatial Technologies and Homeland Security

Research Frontiers and Future Challenges

Author: Daniel Z. Sui

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402085079

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 7063

Homeland security and context In the Geographical Dimensions of Terrorism (GDOT) (Cutter et al. 2003), the first book after 9/11 to address homeland security and geography, we developed several thematic research agendas and explored intersections between geographic research and the importance of context, both geographical and political, in relationship to the concepts of terrorism and security. It is good to see that a great deal of new thought and research continues to flow from that initial research agenda, as illustrated by many of the papers of this new book, entitled Geospatial Technologies and Homeland Security: Research Frontiers and Future Challenges. Context is relevant not only to understanding homeland security issues broadly, but also to the conduct of research on geospatial technologies. It is impossible to understand the implications of a homeland security strategy, let alone hope to make predictions, conduct meaningful modeling and research, or assess the value and dangers of geospatial technologies, without consideration of overarching political, social, economic, and geographic contexts within which these questions are posed.
Posted in Science

The End of Ethics and A Way Back

How To Fix A Fundamentally Broken Global Financial System

Author: Theodore Roosevelt Malloch,Jordan D. Mamorsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118550277

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7387

Bestselling author and professor Ted Malloch calls for real financial reform to restore confidence and fairness to a broken system From Ponzi schemes to the credit crisis to the real estate bubble, the financial industry seems to have lost its way on the road to riches. As private greed continues to undermine the public good, one might wonder what ever happened to business ethics. And how can we reform the global financial system to benefit everyone, rather than just the very lucky few? In The End of Ethics and the Way Back, the bestselling author of Doing Virtuous Business teams up with attorney and Yale University Postdoctoral Fellow, Jordan Mamorsky to examine the most recent failures of business virtue, prudence, and governance—from Bernie Madoff to Jon Corzine and MF Global—before offering a set of structural and holistic solutions for our current ethical crisis in global finance. Features compelling case studies that reveal the saturation of economic vice in global finance Suggests structural reforms to the global financial system that would increase confidence among consumers and encourage ethical behavior among finance professionals Written by Ted Malloch, author of the bestseller Doing Virtuous Business with attorney Jordan Mamorsky Ideal for financial regulators, business students and academics, and professionals in the finance industry
Posted in Business & Economics

Albion's Seed

Four British Folkways in America

Author: David Hackett Fischer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199743698

Category: History

Page: 972

View: 8919

This fascinating book is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins. While most people in the United States today have no British ancestors, they have assimilated regional cultures which were created by British colonists, even while preserving ethnic identities at the same time. In this sense, nearly all Americans are "Albion's Seed," no matter what their ethnicity may be. The concluding section of this remarkable book explores the ways that regional cultures have continued to dominate national politics from 1789 to 1988, and still help to shape attitudes toward education, government, gender, and violence, on which differences between American regions are greater than between European nations.
Posted in History

The Rapture of the Nerds

A Tale of the Singularity, Posthumanity, and Awkward Social Situations

Author: Cory Doctorow,Charles Stross

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0765329107

Category: Fiction

Page: 349

View: 7834

A tale set at the end of the twenty-first century finds the planet's divided hominid population subjected to the forces of a splintery metaconsciousness that inundates networks with plans for cataclysmic technologies, prompting an unwitting jury member to participate in a grueling decision.
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The Sailor's Word-book

An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, Including Some More Especially Military and Scientific ... as Well as Archaisms of Early Voyagers, Etc

Author: William Henry Smyth

Publisher: London : Blackie and son

ISBN: N.A

Category: Military art and science

Page: 744

View: 1620

Posted in Military art and science

Embracing His Syn

Author: A.E. Via

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990608912

Category: Atlanta (Ga.)

Page: N.A

View: 4369

Sergeant Corbin 'Syn' Sydney transferred from the Philadelphia Police Department as soon as he'd heard there was going to be an opening on Lieutenant Cashel Godfrey and Lieutenant Leonidis Day's Atlanta Narcotics Task Force. Syn's primary goal in his life has been to be a great cop. There has been no time for relationships, romance, or especially love.Syn was dedicated to his new force, focused and ready to back up God and Day as their third in command, but what he wasn't ready for was the feelings he got from seeing the love they had for each other.Syn's all prepared to accept his lonely fate until he walks into a small pub and meets long-haired,tattooed, bartender, Furious Barkley. Before he can even understand why, Syn's feeling things he barely recognizes: passion, yearning, cravings; and if the dark, lustful gazes are anything to go by, Furious might be feeling the same things for him.Just one thing needs to happen before Furi and Syn can give each other what's been missing from their lives for so long...Syn needs to allow happiness into his world and Furi needs to learn to open his heart and trust again.God, Day, Ronowski, and Johnson are still as entertaining as ever...You'll swoon over God's massive take-charge attitude...You'll laugh hysterically at Day's never-ending wit...You'll fall in love with Furious' mysterious, sexy demeanor...and...You'll embrace Syn...Disclaimer: This book DOES NOT contain polygamous sexual pairings.
Posted in Atlanta (Ga.)

Moral Sentiments and Material Interests

The Foundations of Cooperation in Economic Life

Author: Herbert Gintis

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262072526

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

View: 7428

Multidisciplinary research into cooperation and the implications for public policy, drawing on insights from economics, anthropology, biology, social psychology, and sociology.
Posted in Business & Economics

MACE Exam Cram

Medication Aide Certification Exam

Author: Linda Whitenton,Marty Walker

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133034615

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 326

This is the eBook version of the print title. The eBook edition does not provide access to the test engine that accompanies the print book. “I highly recommend this book because it will be very useful for any candidate writing the MACE. It is comprehensive, practical, and follows the MACE test plan.”—Verine J. Parks-Doyle, RN, BSN, MSN, EdD. Covers exactly what you need to know to score higher on your MACE exam More than 100 sample test questions help you gain confidence and decide when you’re ready to take the actual exam Includes the popular Cram Sheet tearcard to help you remember key concepts and do extra last-minute studying Exam Alerts identify important information found on the exam Simplifies key medication aide concepts and techniques for easy learning Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your MACE exam! Discover how the MACE exam works, and the best ways to prepare for it Learn the role and responsibilities of the medication assistant as a member of the healthcare team Master all key medication administration concepts: pharmacology, drug orders, forms, measurements, storage, handling, and more Safeguard yourself and your patients from accidents, mistakes, and other risks Learn today’s most effective procedures and techniques for administering medications Understand how medication affects body systems, and how that affects care Review medication’s effects on the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, musculoskeletal, central nervous, and endocrine systems Understand medications for treating the eye and ear; cancer; and mental disorders MACE is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN), which does not sponsor or endorse this product.
Posted in Medical

A budget of paradoxes

Author: Augustus De Morgan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 402

View: 8695

Posted in Philosophy

Intoxicated by the King Cobra

Author: Jackie Nacht

Publisher: eXtasy Books

ISBN: 177111892X

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

View: 6380

It�s been seventy-five years since the toxins dropped and the world became dark. No one knows this more than Reese and his friends. On the verge of starvation, Reese will do the unthinkable‹he�ll steal away into Venom City to get the food they so urgently need. Kalder�s been infected by the cobra venom, and even as a third generation, the toxin has passed on to physically alter future generations forevermore. Known as ruthless and cruel, he�ll kill anyone that threatens those he protects. When a desperate anti-venom shows up to steal food, his world is irrevocably changed.
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I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell

Author: Tucker Max

Publisher: Citadel

ISBN: 0806535938

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 8993

My name is Tucker Max, and I am an asshole. I get excessively drunk at inappropriate times, disregard social norms, indulge every whim, ignore the consequences of my actions, mock idiots and posers, sleep with more women than is safe or reasonable, and just generally act like a raging dickhead. But, I do contribute to humanity in one very important way: I share my adventures with the world. --from the Introduction Actual reader feedback: "I am completely baffled as to how you can congratulate yourself for being a womanizer and a raging drunk, or think anyone cares about an idiot like you. Do you really think that exploiting the insecurities of others while getting wasted is a legitimate thing to offer?" "Thank you, thank you, thank you--for sharing with us your wonderful tales of drunken revelry, for teaching me what it means to be a man, for just existing so I know that there is another option; I too can say 'screw the system' and be myself and have fun. My life truly began when I finished reading your stories. Now, when faced with a quandary about what course of action I should take, I just ask myself, 'What Would Tucker Do?'--and I do it, and I am a better man for it." "I find it truly appalling that there are people in the world like you. You are a disgusting, vile, repulsive, repugnant, foul creature. Because of you, I don't believe in God anymore. No just God would allow someone like you to exist." "I'll stay with God as my lord, but you are my savior. I just finished reading your brilliant stories, and I laughed so hard I almost vomited. I want to bring that kind of joy to people. You're an artist of the highest order and a true humanitarian to boot. I'm in both shock and awe at how much I want to be you." "You are the coolest person I can even imagine existing. If you slept with my girlfriend, it'd make me love her more."
Posted in Humor

Dogwood Days & Spring Fever

Author: Poppy Dennison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634771085

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 5722

"Stories from Holly Creek " Dogwood Days Small-town heroes and big-town hearts. When Jefferson Lee Davis leaves his life in the big city to return to the small Southern town of Holly Creek, his natural charm soon has the residents eating out of his hand. Jefferson Lee steps up to help with Holly Creek s biggest festival, Dogwood Days, which puts him directly in the path of the town s hunky sheriff, Zane Yarbrough. Quirky neighbors, meddling family, and a sassy best friend make Jefferson Lee s life a full-time adventure, and he warms to the idea of making a home in Holly Creek a life that might include Zane. But as the summer Rose Festival looms around the corner and more small-town secrets come to light, Jefferson Lee and Zane must take a long look at their blossoming romance. If they re going to make it as a couple, they ll have to work through their trust issues and believe that the relationship they re building can weather any storm that blows their way. Spring Fever Jefferson Lee Davis, Holly Creek s new Director of Publicity, is gearing up for the next big town event, the summer Rose Festival. The job is running smoothly, but the course of true love has hit a rocky patch. His hunky boyfriend, Sheriff Zane Yarbrough, is receiving mysterious phone calls he doesn t want to discuss. While Jefferson Lee is blindsided by jealousy, the second shoe drops with the appearance of a handsome stranger in the small tight-knit community. Needing answers, Jefferson Lee enlists his best gal-pal Clover Crofton to help find out what secrets Zane is hiding. When they land themselves in more trouble than Jefferson Lee bargained for, he and Zane face the first big test of their relationship. Zane and Jefferson Lee must work through their trust issues if they re going to make it as a couple, and Clover may just have a thing or two to learn herself. "
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