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Midnight Falcon

Bane the Bastard is the illegitimate son of the Rigante king who men called Demonblade. Born of treachery, Bane grew up an outcast in his own land, feared by his fellow highlanders, and denied by the father whose unmistakable mark he bore-the eyes of Connavar, one tawny brown, the other emerald green.
Hounded from the country of his birth, Bane found acceptance across the seas-only to have it stripped away in an instant by a cruel and deadly swordsman. Now fighting as a gladiator in the blood-soaked arenas of the Empire, Bane lives for one thing: revenge. And he pursues his goal with the same single-minded determination that won his father a crown.
But more is at stake than a young warrior’s quest for vengeance. The armies of the Stone are preparing to march on the lands of the Rigante. The fate of human and Seidh alike will be decided by the clash of swords-and by the bonds of twisted love and bitterness between a father and a son . . .

Middlesex

Calliope’s friendship with a classmate and her sense of identity are compromised by the adolescent discovery that she is a hermaphrodite, a situation with roots in her grandparents’ desperate struggle for survival in the 1920s. By the author of The Virgin Suicides.Reader’s Guide available. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
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Part Tristram Shandy, part Ishmael, part Holden Caulfield, Cal is a wonderfully engaging narrator. . . A deeply affecting portrait of one family’s tumultuous engagement with the American twentieth century. –The New York Times Expansive and radiantly generous. . . Deliriously American. –The New York Times Book Review (cover review) A towering achievement. . . . [Eugenides] has emerged as the great American writer that many of us suspected him of being. –Los Angeles Times Book Review (cover review) A big, cheeky, splendid novel. . . it goes places few narrators would dare to tread. . . lyrical and fine. –The Boston Globe An epic. . . This feast of a novel is thrilling in the scope of its imagination and surprising in its tenderness. –People Unprecedented, astounding. . . . The most reliably American story there is: A son of immigrants finally finds love after growing up feeling like a freak. –San Francisco Chronicle Book Review Middlesex is about a hermaphrodite in the way that Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward, Angel is about a teenage boy. . . A novel of chance, family, sex, surgery, and America, it contains multitudes. –Men’s Journal Wildly imaginative. . . frequently hilarious and touching. –USA Today
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The Middle Kingdom

THE YEAR IS 2190. CHINA HAS ONE AGAIN BECOME A WORLD UNTO ITSELF AND THIS TIME ITS NLY BOUNDARY IS SPACE…. The world is City Earth, ruled by the Seven, China’s new kings. Beautiful, controlled, sensual, this high-tech society is rushing toward war between the forces of West and East, between the rebels who hunger for change and the overlords who demand stability, between the very powers of darkness and light. It will be an era of violent conflagration destined to expose the basest elements of human nature … and the highest dreams, /> An epic that draws us into an alternative world so real, so complete that we become denizens of the new Middle Kingdom, touched by longings we never imagined … driven by forces as ancient as man’s first breath.

Microsoft Word 2016 Step by Step

**The quick way to learn Microsoft Word 2016! **
This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with Word 2016. Jump in wherever you need answers–brisk lessons and colorful screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step.
Get easy-to-follow guidance from a certified Microsoft Office Specialist Master Learn and practice new skills while working with sample content, or look up specific procedures Create visually appealing documents for school, business, community, or personal purposes Use built-in tools to capture and edit graphics Present data in tables, diagrams, and charts Track and compile reference materials Manage document collaboration and review Fix privacy, accessibility, and compatibility issues Supercharge your efficiency by creating custom styles, themes, and templates

Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Step by Step

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** **The quick way to learn Microsoft PowerPoint 2016!
**This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with PowerPoint 2016. Jump in wherever you need answers–brisk lessons and colorful screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step.
Get easy-to-follow guidance from a certified Microsoft Office Specialist Master Learn and practice new skills while working with sample content, or look up specific procedures Create attractive electronic presentations and printed publications Incorporate professional design elements Use built-in tools to capture and edit graphics Include audio, video, and animated elements Supercharge your efficiency by creating custom slide masters and layouts Present data in tables, diagrams, and charts

Microsoft Office 2019 Step by Step

This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with Office 2019. Jump in wherever you need answers – brisk lessons and colorful screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step.
* Covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
* Format Word documents for maximum visual impact
* Build powerful, reliable Excel workbooks for analysis and reporting
* Prepare highly effective PowerPoint presentations
* Use Outlook to organize your email, calendar, and contacts
* Includes downloadable practice files
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This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with Office 2019. Jump in wherever you need answers – brisk lessons and colorful screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step.
* Covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
* Format Word documents for maximum visual impact
* Build powerful, reliable Excel workbooks for analysis and reporting
* Prepare highly effective PowerPoint presentations
* Use Outlook to organize your email, calendar, and contacts
* Includes downloadable practice files

Microsoft Azure Essentials Azure Automation

“Microsoft Azure Essentials” from Microsoft Press is a series of free ebooks designed to help you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure.
The second ebook in the series, “Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation,” introduces a fairly new feature of Microsoft Azure called Azure Automation. Using a highly scalable workflow execution environment, Azure Automation allows you to orchestrate frequent deployment and life cycle management tasks using runbooks based on Windows PowerShell Workflow functionality. These runbooks are stored in and backed up by Azure. By automating runbooks, you can greatly minimize the occurrence of errors when carrying out repeated tasks and process automation.
Watch Microsoft Press’s blog and Twitter (@MicrosoftPress) to learn about other free ebooks in the “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series.

Microservices and Containers

Transition to Microservices and DevOps to Transform Your Software Development Effectiveness

Thanks to the tech sector’s latest game-changing innovations—the Internet of Things (IoT), software-enabled networking, and software as a service (SaaS), to name a few—there is now a seemingly insatiable demand for platforms and architectures that can improve the process of application development and deployment.

In Microservices and Containers, longtime systems architect and engineering team leader Parminder Kocher analyzes two of the hottest new technology trends: microservices and containers. Together, as Kocher demonstrates, microservices and Docker containers can bring unprecedented agility and scalability to application development and deployment, especially in large, complex projects where speed is crucial but small errors can be disastrous.

Learn how to leverage microservices and Docker to drive modular architectural design, on-demand scalability, application performance and reliability, time-to-market, code reuse, and exponential improvements in DevOps effectiveness. Kocher offers detailed guidance and a complete roadmap for transitioning from monolithic architectures, as well as an in-depth case study that walks the reader through the migration of an enterprise-class SOA system.

* Understand how microservices enable you to organize applications into standalone components that are easier to manage, update, and scale

* Decide whether microservices and containers are worth your investment, and manage the organizational learning curve associated with them

* Apply best practices for interprocess communication among microservices

* Migrate monolithic systems in an orderly fashion

* Understand Docker containers, installation, and interfaces

* Network, orchestrate, and manage Docker containers effectively

* Use Docker to maximize scalability in microservices-based applications

* Apply your learning with an in-depth, hands-on case study

Whether you are a software architect/developer or systems professional looking to move on from older approaches or a manager trying to maximize the business value of these technologies, Microservices and Containers will be an invaluable addition to your library.

Register your product at informit.com/register for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available.

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Metro Girl

Buckle your seat belts. Number one *New York Times* bestselling author, **Janet Evanovich, ** is moving into the fast lane with Metro Girl, a thrilling, high-octane misadventure with high stakes, hot nights, cold-blooded murder, sunken treasure, a woman with a chassis built for speed, and one very good, very sexy NASCAR driver who’s along for the ride.
“Wild” Bill Barnaby’s dropped off the face of the earth and big sister Alex heads for Miami, Bill’s last known sighting, on a harrowing hunt to save her brother … and maybe the world. Truth is, Alex has been bailing her brother out of trouble since they were kids. Not that Bill’s a bad sort. More that he acts first and thinks later. Unfortunately, this time around, Wild Bill will be Dead Bill if Alex doesn’t find him in time.
Alex blasts through the bars of South Beach and points her search to Key West and Cuba, laying waste to Miami hit men, dodging Palmetto bugs big enough to eat her alive, and putting the pedal to the metal with NASCAR driver Sam Hooker.
Engaged in a deadly race, Wild Bill’s “borrowed” Hooker’s sixty-five foot Hatteras and sailed off into the sunset … just when Hooker has plans for the boat. Hooker figures he’ll attach himself to Alex and maybe run into Bill. Maybe Hooker can salvage what’s left of his vacation. And maybe Hooker’ll get lucky in love with Bill’s sweetie pie sister. After all, Hooker is NASCAR Guy. And NASCAR Guy is good at revving a woman’s engine.
The race to the finish is hot and hard, taking Alex and Hooker into international waters, exposing a plot to grab Cuban gold and a sinister relic of the Cuban missile crises.Creative cussing and sexual innuendo included.

Metro 2033

The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct. The half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind. But the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory, the stuff of myth and legend.
More than 20 years have passed since the last plane took off from the earth. Rusted railways lead into emptiness. The ether is void and the airwaves echo to a soulless howling where previously the frequencies were full of news from Tokyo, New York, Buenos Aires. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms. Mutated by radiation, they are better adapted to the new world. Man’s time is over.
A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on earth. They live in the Moscow Metro – the biggest air-raid shelter ever built. It is humanity’s last refuge. Stations have become mini-statelets, their people uniting around ideas, religions, water-filters – or the simple need to repulse an enemy incursion. It is a world without a tomorrow, with no room for dreams, plans, hopes. Feelings have given way to instinct – the most important of which is survival. Survival at any price. VDNKh is the northernmost inhabited station on its line. It was one of the Metro’s best stations and still remains secure. But now a new and terrible threat has appeared.
Artyom, a young man living in VDNKh, is given the task of penetrating to the heart of the Metro, to the legendary Polis, to alert everyone to the awful danger and to get help. He holds the future of his native station in his hands, the whole Metro – and maybe the whole of humanity.

Messenger of Zhuvastou

In hot pursuit of his beautiful “fiancee”, playboy Morris Keniston arrives on the mysterious and hostile planet Sovold. Before he can sample its violent lifestyle and bizarre terrain, or combat the amoral whims of its courts (and blue-haired courtesans) he neds to adopt a suitable disguise.
So, with shaved head and skin dyed beige, he dons the yellow-crested helmet and green cloak of a Messenger of the mighty empire of Zhuvastou. Armed only with a heavy sword he is ready to set out on his urgent quest…

Message in a Bottle

SUMMARY: Divorced and disillusioned about relationships, Theresa Osborne is jogging when she finds a bottle on the beach. Inside is a letter of love and longing to “Catherine,” signed simply “Garrett.” Challenged by the mystery and pulled by emotions she doesn’t fully understand, Theresa begins a search for this man that will change her life. What happens to her is unexpected, perhaps miraculous-an encounter that embraces all our hopes for finding someone special, for having a love that is timeless and everlasting…. Nicholas Sparks exquisitely chronicles the human heart. In his first bestselling novel, The Notebook, he created a testament to romantic love that touched readers around the world. Now in this New York Times bestseller, he renews our faith in destiny, in the ability of lovers to find each other no matter where, no matter when…

Mesmerized: The Magician’s Plaything

Tammy Dodge is desperate for a job, any job. But when the ad for a magician’s assistant comes her way, she’s skeptical about applying – after all, she’s not exactly a traditional beauty queen. But undeterred, she applies anyway, and she soon finds out this magician isn’t interested in how beautiful she is, he’s interested in how pliable she is.
He hypnotizes her, and she falls under his spell utterly and completely. But she’s shocked to see how far he’s willing to go, and how far she’s willing to let him go while under his hyponotism spell.
For mature readers only, due to graphic description of sex, multiple depictions of oral sex, hypnotism, and somewhat dubious consent.

Merrick

EDITORIAL REVIEW: At the center is the beautiful, unconquerable witch, Merrick. She is a descendant of the gens de colors libres, a cast derived from the black mistresses of white men, a society of New Orleans octaroons and quadroons, steeped in the lore and ceremony of voodoo, who reign in the shadowy world where the African and the French–the white and the dark–intermingle. Her ancestors are the Great Mayfair Witches, of whom she knows nothing–and from whom she inherits the power and magical knowledge of a Circe.Into this exotic New Orleans realm comes David Talbot, hero, storyteller, adventurer, almost mortal vampire, visitor from another dark realm. It is he who recounts Merrick’s haunting tale–a tale that takes us from the New Orleans of the past and present to the jungles of Guatemala, from the Mayan ruins of a century ago to ancient civilizations not yet explored.Anne Rice’s richly told novel weaves an irresistible story of two worlds: the witches’ world and the vampires’ world, where magical powers and otherworldly fascinations are locked together in a dance of seduction, death, and rebirth.

Mercury Revolts

After a lowly software tester named Suzy Cilbrith uncovers evidence of a vast government conspiracy, she turns to a fringe reporter named Eddie Pratt for help. Far from dismissing her wild claims, Eddie reveals that things are even worse than they appear: the U.S. government has been infiltrated by angels, who are attempting to bring about Heaven on Earth – no matter the cost. Only one angel knows the secret to exposing the cabal: the rogue cherub known as Mercury. But when Mercury learns who is behind the cabal, he realizes he’s going to need a lot of help. Old enemies become allies, old friends become bitter enemies, and as competing plots for world domination unfold, it isn’t always clear which is which. MERCURY REVOLTS is the fourth book by Robert Kroese featuring the wise-cracking, anti-authority angel Mercury. MERCURY REVOLTS takes place after the events of MERCURY RESTS, but is a standalone story that can be enjoyed whether or not you’ve read the other books.
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