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Dragonvein (Book Five)

The end has come. The army of the ‘silent ones’ is sweeping across the land, annihilating towns and cities; slaughtering all they encounter. In a desperate bid to save the lives of uncounted innocents, the allied forces of elf, dwarf, and human, must face these savage and seemingly unstoppable warriors. But the silent ones are unlike any enemy the people of Lumnia have faced before – corrupted and made enormously strong by the vile magic of Shinzan. They do not care who is friend or who is foe. They do not feel fear or pity. And they will never stop. For the silent ones do not fight for victory. They have but one purpose – to bring death to the world. Though Ethan’s power could save many lives should he join in this fight, his path lies elsewhere. The rendezvous with destiny is at hand. He will battle Shinzan one final time. But first, he must face the choice he has avoided from the moment he arrived. And that decision will determine the fate of all races…and Lumnia herself.

Dragons of Dark

**Saffron’s resolve will be tested as the fate of a kingdom hangs in the balance.**
Young Dragon Rider Saffron and her faithful comrade the rightful king Bower have survived their first battle, but the war for Torvald is far from over. She warns the scholarly prince that they must take action and adapt for the sake of their people, while their enemy—and her relative—King Enric waits in the wings. The powerful mage knows orphaned Saffron wishes for a family above all, and his offer to make her his heir may be too tempting to refuse.
As both dragons and Riders struggle to return to the ways of old, from before the land fell into darkness, the evil king undermines their every move with spies and sabotage. Bower knows their efforts are doomed without a final assault against the palace, but Saffron has doubts. Risking everything in a single attack isn’t what concerns her—it’s what victory may mean.
She knows she must overcome her Maddox nature to save her people. Toppling the ruthless Enric means an end to one deadly threat, but will she be able to resist the temptation to use her wild magic to seize power for herself?
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**Saffron’s resolve will be tested as the fate of a kingdom hangs in the balance.**
Young Dragon Rider Saffron and her faithful comrade the rightful king Bower have survived their first battle, but the war for Torvald is far from over. She warns the scholarly prince that they must take action and adapt for the sake of their people, while their enemy—and her relative—King Enric waits in the wings. The powerful mage knows orphaned Saffron wishes for a family above all, and his offer to make her his heir may be too tempting to refuse.
As both dragons and Riders struggle to return to the ways of old, from before the land fell into darkness, the evil king undermines their every move with spies and sabotage. Bower knows their efforts are doomed without a final assault against the palace, but Saffron has doubts. Risking everything in a single attack isn’t what concerns her—it’s what victory may mean.
She knows she must overcome her Maddox nature to save her people. Toppling the ruthless Enric means an end to one deadly threat, but will she be able to resist the temptation to use her wild magic to seize power for herself?

Dr. No

In the novel that inspired the original Bond film, British Secret Service agent James Bond, a.k.a. 007, is sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of an MI6 operative and his secretary. There he encounters the subject of their observations, the reclusive and nefarious Dr. No. James Bond is one of the most iconic characters in 20th-century literature. In addition to the 12 novels and 9 short stories written by Ian Fleming, there have been over 40 novels and short stories written about the spy by other authors, and 26 films produced, starring actors such as Sean Connery and Daniel Craig as 007.Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Doom and Broom

***Welcome to Spellbound, where paranormal is the new normal.***
Emma Hart hasn’t had a moment’s peace since her arrival in Spellbound. Her fear of heights hits an all-time high when she’s tasked with mastering a broomstick. It doesn’t help that Lady Weatherby seems determined to make basic witch training feel more like the magical ninja warrior championships.
When a werewolf is found dead and Daniel is named as the prime suspect, Emma takes the initiative to prove that the angel’s halo is firmly intact, once again stepping on the hooves of the cranky centaur, Sheriff Hugo.
The heat is on as Emma struggles to get a grip on her broomstick and identify the killer before it’s too late.
*Doom and Broom* is the second book in the *Spellbound* paranormal cozy mystery series.
This is a full-length, humorous cozy mystery novel.
Books in the series include:
Curse the Day, Book 1
Doom and Broom, Book 2
Spell’s Bells, Book 3
Lucky Charm, Book 4
Better Than Hex, Book 5
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***Welcome to Spellbound, where paranormal is the new normal.***
Emma Hart hasn’t had a moment’s peace since her arrival in Spellbound. Her fear of heights hits an all-time high when she’s tasked with mastering a broomstick. It doesn’t help that Lady Weatherby seems determined to make basic witch training feel more like the magical ninja warrior championships.
When a werewolf is found dead and Daniel is named as the prime suspect, Emma takes the initiative to prove that the angel’s halo is firmly intact, once again stepping on the hooves of the cranky centaur, Sheriff Hugo.
The heat is on as Emma struggles to get a grip on her broomstick and identify the killer before it’s too late.
*Doom and Broom* is the second book in the *Spellbound* paranormal cozy mystery series.
This is a full-length, humorous cozy mystery novel.
Books in the series include:
Curse the Day, Book 1
Doom and Broom, Book 2
Spell’s Bells, Book 3
Lucky Charm, Book 4
Better Than Hex, Book 5

Doing Math With Python

*Doing Math with Python* shows you how to use Python to delve into high school–level math topics like statistics, geometry, probability, and calculus. You’ll start with simple projects, like a factoring program and a quadratic-equation solver, and then create more complex projects once you’ve gotten the hang of things.
Along the way, you’ll discover new ways to explore math and gain valuable programming skills that you’ll use throughout your study of math and computer science. Learn how to:
–Describe your data with statistics, and visualize it with line graphs, bar charts, and scatter plots
–Explore set theory and probability with programs for coin flips, dicing, and other games of chance
–Solve algebra problems using Python’s symbolic math functions
–Draw geometric shapes and explore fractals like the Barnsley fern, the Sierpinski triangle, and the Mandelbrot set
–Write programs to find derivatives and integrate functions
Creative coding challenges and applied examples help you see how you can put your new math and coding skills into practice. You’ll write an inequality solver, plot gravity’s effect on how far a bullet will travel, shuffle a deck of cards, estimate the area of a circle by throwing 100,000 “darts” at a board, explore the relationship between the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio, and more.
Whether you’re interested in math but have yet to dip into programming or you’re a teacher looking to bring programming into the classroom, you’ll find that Python makes programming easy and practical. Let Python handle the grunt work while you focus on the math.
**Uses Python 3**

Doctor’s Orders (Medical Age Play Romance)

Doctor’s Orders (Medical Age Play Romance)
Eighteen year old Lizzie is home from her first semester at college. And after getting caught being **quite naughty** by the **Man of the House**, Lizzie is taken to the doctor to make sure she hasn’t been up to any other naughty deeds at school!
But Lizzie is shocked when she sees the **devastatingly handsome Dr. Devon** walk through the exam door. How can she let such a gorgeous man intimately probe and examine her?
Soon though, Lizzie finds herself in the throes of quite an unusual and **steamy** appointment!
Check inside for all the naughty details!

The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop

Shooting in the raw format gives digital photographers complete control over every aspect of image quality. The Digital Negative is devoted exclusively to the topic and shows you how to make the most of that control to extract the best-possible raw rendering of your digital negatives and to use Photoshop to achieve the highest quality in your images. In this update of his best-selling book, renowned photographer and author Jeff Schewe outlines a foolproof process for working with these digital negatives and presents his real-world expertise on optimizing raw images. You”ll learn hands-on techniques for exposing and shooting for raw image capture and developing a raw processing workflow, as well as Photoshop techniques for perfecting the master image, converting color to black and white, and processing for panoramic and HDR images. This second edition covers all the major updates and new features in Camera Raw, Lightroom, and Photoshop, such as GPU acceleration, Radial Filters, Pano Merge, and more.
* Get the best tone and color from your digital negatives.
* Use Lightroom and Camera Raw sharpening controls to maximize image quality.
* Produce stunning black and white images.
* Learn how to remove people from photos in Photoshop using Smart Objects and Layer Blending.
* Use HDR in Camera Raw and Lightroom.
* And much more!
**Visit the book”s companion website at TheDigitalNegativeBook.com for sample images and more. **
**Recensie(s)**

Jeff played host at his studio to some of the key meetings in Lightroom’s early development. With The Digital Negative, he pulls together his years of bridging traditional photography and digital photography and shares it with the broader photographic community. -Mark Hamburg, Fellow, Adobe Systems, Inc.
(source: Bol.com)

Diamonds Are Forever

“Listen, Bond,” said Tiffany Case. “It’d take more than Crabmeat Ravigotte to get me into bed with a man. In any event, since it’s your check, I’m going to have caviar, and what the English call ‘cutlets,’ and some pink champagne. I don’t often date a good-looking Englishman and the dinner’s going to live up to the occasion.”
Meet Tiffany Case, a cold, gorgeous, devil-may-care blonde; the kind of girl you could get into a lot of trouble with—if you wanted. She stands between James Bond and the leaders of a diamond-smuggling ring that stretches from Africa via London to the States. Bond uses her to infiltrate this gang, but once in America the hunter becomes the hunted. Bond is in real danger until help comes from an unlikely quarter, the ice-maiden herself …

The Devil’s Wager

**Sometimes the Devil’s Wager is the only bet to make.**   A desperate attempt to flee North comes to a crashing halt when an off-the-grid commune called Roanoke mistakes Jack Carson for their savior.  With few supplies, no hope, and everything to lose, Jack throws in with the group. But when the community reveals their true intention to use Jack as a weapon in their vendetta against the federal government, Jack must come to grips with the fact that he’s not the only one with secrets under the skin.  Meanwhile, special agent Dana MacLachlan is at her wits end. Luckily, her wits end is where she thrives. With high ranking officials breathing down her agency’s neck, Dana is forced to use unsavory tactics to unravel the mystery of the man known only as “Jack.” But when the answers she finds lead only to more questions, Dana learns that sometimes justice demands more than decency allows. Is Jack strong enough to stop Roanoke from their suicide mission or will helping only drag him closer to the fire? 
Can Dana find the truth buried beneath a world of lies? 
Can anyone truly win, when they’re playing the devil’s wager? The action is explosive, the mystery inescapable. The Devil’s Wager grabs you by the neck and doesn’t let go. If you like strong men, stronger women, and a world that demands the good and bad deeds of both, then you’ll love Book 2 of the Jack Carson Stories by CM Raymond and LE Barbant—The Devil’s Wager! **The Devil’s Wager is a novella that is approximately 32,000 words long or around 105 pages.**

The Devil’s Teardrop

A classic thriller from *New York Times* bestselling author Jeffery Deaver featuring the intricate forensic detail, masterful plot twists, and harrowing breakneck pace that made *A Maiden’s Grave, The Bone Collector* , and *The Coffin Dancer* national bestsellers. It’s New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1999, and Washington, D.C., is under siege. Early in the day, a grisly machine gun attack in the Dupont Circle Metro station leaves dozens dead and the city crippled with fear. A note delivered to the mayor’s office pins the massacre on the Digger, a robotlike assassin programmed to wreak havoc on the capital every four hours—until midnight. Only a ransom of $20 million delivered to the Digger’s accomplice—and mastermind—will end the death and terror. But the Digger becomes a far more sinister threat when his accomplice is killed in a freak accident while en route to the money drop. With the ransom note as the single scrap of evidence, Special Agent Margaret Lukas calls upon Parker Kincaid, a retired FBI agent and the top forensic document examiner in the country. Somehow, by midnight, they must find the Digger—before he finds them.

The Desolation Trilogy Digital Boxed Set

**THREE NOVEL DIGITAL BOX SET** ~ The Desolation Trilogy ( *Become, Desolate, Destined* )
**Become**
It’s never too late to choose.
*Sixteen-year old Desolation Black wants nothing more than to stay in Hell where it’s cold and lonely and totally predictable. Instead, she’s sent back to Earth where she must face the evil she despises and the good she always feared.
When Desi is forced to embrace her inner demon, she assumes her choice has been made—that she has no hope of being anything other than what her father, Lucifer, has created her to be. What she doesn’t count on, is finding a reason to change—something she’s never had before—a friend.*
“The composite mythologies for the characters are what won me over; it’s something that can’t be explained without spoiling the novel. Because I classify this as Modern Mythology it’s just as good as any story told by DC or Marvel. BECOME: a novel of Desolation is an origin story of a hero.” – G. Conway’s review
“I loved loved loved this set of books. I cant wait to read more, I was unable to set them down once I started reading.” – Amanda’s Amazon Review
“Become is a wonderfully heartbreaking and captivating story. It will pull at your heartstrings and have you cheering the characters on to the very end. I am madly in love this series and Ms. Cross’s style of writing. I can’t wait to start Desolate and continue their quest.” Pyxi Rose’s Review
**Desolate**
Where darkness lives, all will become desolate.
**Destined**
Destiny isn’t fate, it’s choice.
GET ALL THREE BESTSELLING NOVELS in one Digital Box Set.
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The Demon Prince: Ars Numina, #2

Charming. Irreverent. Haunted.Alastor Vega is the sole challenger in a brutal battle for succession. Against all odds, he must stop his power-mad brother, Tycho, before he destroys the Numina. Though he never wanted to rule, he must claim the throne and liberate his people, or the consequences will be calamitous. Yet only the surprising support of a beautiful Animari doctor gives him the fortitude to fight.Focused. Analytical. Solitary.Dr. Sheyla Halek has always been more interested in research than personal contact, but family ties—and the needs of her pride—keep her in Ash Valley, deferring her dreams. Brusque and abrasive at the best of times, she never expected to bond with anyone, let alone Golgoth royalty. Strangely, Alastor seems to need her as no one has before, and not only for her medical skills.Their attraction is forbidden, likely doomed beyond the wildness of wartime, but these fires burn too hot and sweet to be contained…

The Demon Mirror

A vampire and a mage have one night to defeat the ultimate enemy—their own reflections come to life.
Alessa, a vampire wanting to overcome her bloody nature, is given an ultimatum: kill for her queen, or be killed by her queen.
Lionel father’s is the most powerful mage in the city, and Lionel is appointed as his father’s enforcer, only he may not have the ruthless streak required.
Alessa and Lionel’s paths become entwined when they get caught in the same magical trap. To survive until dawn, the mismatched couple will not only have to solve the mystery of the demon’s curse, they’ll also need to confront the secrets of their souls.

Demon Dogs

I’d killed four men in the morning, and by the afternoon things had become seriously out of hand. But the portal was moved and I could rest easy. Or so I thought.
Time for a family dinner and a nice smoke. Alas, it was not to be. Enter one very powerful vampire, gangster supremo, and unhappy camper.
He had a job for me, but I told him I didn’t do missing persons. I stole things for a living, not detective work. Ivan wouldn’t take no for an answer though, and that’s when the real trouble started.
Still saddled with a neurotic soccer mom who seemed immune to the danger, and with issues way beyond my ability to deal with, we enter the dark, seedy underbelly of the criminal world. What we discover will change our lives forever, and not in a good way.
Is there no end to the wickedness of man? Apparently not.
**Yeah, The Hat’s screwed (yet again).**

Defy the Stars

**A stunning blend of action-packed science fiction and love against the odds, perfect for fans of the DIVERGENT series.** Noemi is a young and fearless soldier of Genesis, a colony planet of a dying Earth. But the citizens of Genesis are rising up – they know that Earth’s settlers will only destroy this planet the way they destroyed their own. And so a terrible war has begun. When Noemi meets Abel, one of Earth’s robotic mech warriors, she realizes that Abel himself may provide the key to Genesis’ salvation. Abel is bound by his programming to obey her – even though her plan could result in his destruction. But Abel is no ordinary mech. He’s a unique prototype, one with greater intelligence, skill and strength than any other. More than that, he has begun to develop emotions, a personality and even dreams. Noemi begins to realise that if Abel is less than human, he is more than a machine. If she destroys him, is it murder? And can a cold-blooded murder be redeemed by the protection of a world? Stranded together in space, they go on a whirlwind adventure through Earth’s various colony worlds, alongside the countless Vagabonds who have given up planetary life altogether and sail forever between the stars. Each step brings them closer – both to each other and to the terrible decision Noemi will have to make about her world’s fate, and Abel’s.