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Vortex

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Spin ended with the alien Hypotheticals setting a vast Arch over the Indian Ocean. Those who sailed under it found themselves on Equatoria, another planet entirely.

In Axis, a secretive Equatorian community of Fourths – humans who’ve had their lives extended by illegal Martian technology – raised a boy, Isaac Dvali, to communicate with the Hypotheticals. Interstellar clouds of tiny fragmented Hypothetical nanomachines rained down on Equatoria, an some began to grow. Isaac and Turk Findley, a tough bush pilot an former drifter, were absorbed by a vast concatenation of those growths.

Now, Turk Findley has awakened ten thousand years later, to be collected by the people of Vox – an Equatorian group that’s obsessed with the Hypotheticals. The Vox have been waiting for Turn and Isaac for a very long time. Meanwhile, the story of Turk and Isaac among the people of Vox is being scrawled in notebooks by a disturbed man in a hospital on twenty-first-century Earth, in the years following the Spin . . .

(source: Bol.com)

Void of Moon

Void Of Moon by Denise Falcone, Tj Loughran
Void of Moon The Emotional Journey Through Marital Separation
Void of Moon, The Emotional Journey Through Marital Separation is based on the author, Denise Falcone’s, personal journey and the experiences of many women through this strange and unfamiliar time. Each chapter or stage in this process deals with a single emotion or an important effect that all women must work through before their journey is complete. The author’s personal interpretations give voice to each emotion so women can listen and recognize the feeling as it resonates within them. Once a connection to a feeling is established, a woman is not as alone in this process as she thought she was. From there, she can accept her feeling, experience it, and hopefully move through it. We all have emotions and it is this focus on the emotions that gives this book a huge audience.
Void of Moon helps to open the way for women who are separating from their spouses, emotionally and/or physically with encouragement, guidance, and company on their path, while leading them gently in the direction of greater sanity and peace.

Vixen in Vegas

It was supposed to be a week of simply being, of living in the moment and enjoying every minute while it lasted. Of course, that kind of intoxication can have lingering effects.
For Sin, she finds herself wanting to break all the rules, to extend her time with the stranger who stole her heart. Vegas is just the right kind of place to take such a gamble.
Meeting up with BE at the gondolas is a risk. Love goes against everything they’d promised one another. But the best things in life can’t be planned. Soon Alysin will be tested. After guarding her heart for so long, she finally lets a man in and discovers that the worst things in life happen when she least expects them.
When she walks in on BE with another woman and overhears their heated conversation, she suddenly remembers there is a reason she made these rules.
Will broken rules lead to broken hearts?
Or will she realize that though love is a gamble — she’s all in?

Vixen

SUMMARY: 1954.Vixen 03is down. The plane, bound for the Pacific carrying thirty-six Doomsday bombs — canisters armed with quick-death germs of unbelievable potency — vanishes. Vixen has in fact crashed into an ice-covered lake in Colorado. 1988. Dirk Pitt, who heroically raised theTitanic, discovers the wreckage of Vixen 03. But two deadly canisters are missing. They’re in the hands of a terrorist group. Their lethal mission: to sail a battleship seventy-five miles up the Potomac and blast Washington, D.C., to kingdom come. Only Dirk can stop them.

Visualizing Streaming Data

While tools for analyzing streaming and real-time data are gaining adoption, the ability to visualize these data types has yet to catch up. Dashboards are good at conveying daily or weekly data trends at a glance, though capturing snapshots when data is transforming from moment to moment is more difficult—but not impossible.
With this practical guide, application designers, data scientists, and system administrators will explore ways to create visualizations that bring context and a sense of time to streaming text data. Author Anthony Aragues guides you through the concepts and tools you need to build visualizations for analyzing data as it arrives.
* Determine your company’s goals for visualizing streaming data
* Identify key data sources and learn how to stream them
* Learn practical methods for processing streaming data
* Build a client application for interacting with events, logs, and records
* Explore common components for visualizing streaming data
* Consider analysis concepts for developing your visualization
* Define the dashboard’s layout, flow direction, and component movement
* Improve visualization quality and productivity through collaboration
* Explore use cases including security, IoT devices, and application data
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Visions of Sugar Plums

Visions of Sugar Plums (Stephanie Plum Between-the-Numbers #1) by Janet Evanovich
It’s five days before Christmas and things are not looking merry for Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum. She hasn’t got a tree. She hasn’t bought any presents. The malls are jam-packed with staggering shoppers. There’s not a twinkle light anywhere to be seen in her apartment.
And there’s a strange man in her kitchen.
Sure, this has happened to Stephanie Plum before. Strangers, weirdos, felons, creeps, and lunatics are always finding their way to her front door. But this guy is different. This guy is mysterious, sexy-and he has his own agenda. His name is Diesel and he is a man on a mission. And Diesel is unlike anyone Stephanie has ever met before in her life. The question is, what does he want with her? Can he help her find a little old toy maker who has skipped out on his bail right before Christmas? Can he survive the Plum family holiday dinner? Can he get Stephanie a tree that doesn’t look like it was grown next to a nuclear power plant? These questions and more are keeping Stephanie awake at night. Not to mention the fact that she needs to find a bunch of nasty elves, her sister Valerie has a Christmas “surprise” for the Plums, her niece Mary Alice doesn’t believe in Santa anymore, and Grandma Mazur has a new stud muffin. So bring out the plastic reindeer, strap on your jingle bells, and get ready to celebrate the holidays-Jersey style. In Janet Evanovich’s *Visions of Sugar Plums, *the world of Plum has never been merrier!

Visions of Awakening Space and Time: Dogen and the Lotus Sutra

SUMMARY: As a religion concerned with universal liberation, Zen grew out of a Buddhist worldview very different from the currently prevalent scientific materialism. Indeed, says Taigen Dan Leighton, Zen cannot be fully understood outside of a worldview that sees reality itself as a vital, dynamic agent of awareness and healing. In this book, Leighton explicates that worldview through the writings of the Zen master Eihei D?gen (1200-1253), considered the founder of the Japanese S?t? Zen tradition, which currently enjoys increasing popularity in the West. The Lotus Sutra, arguably the most important Buddhist scripture in East Asia, contains a famous story about bodhisattvas (enlightening beings) who emerge from under the earth to preserve and expound the Lotus teaching in the distant future. The story reveals that the Buddha only appears to pass away, but actually has been practicing, and will continue to do so, over an inconceivably long life span. Leighton traces commentaries on the Lotus Sutra from a range of key East Asian Buddhist thinkers, including Daosheng, Zhiyi, Zhanran, Saigyo, My?e, Nichiren, Hakuin, and Ry?kan. But his main focus is Eihei D?gen, the 13th century Japanese S?t? Zen founder who imported Zen from China, and whose profuse, provocative, and poetic writings are important to the modern expansion of Buddhism to the West. D?gen’s use of this sutra expresses the critical role of Mahayana vision and imagination as the context of Zen teaching, and his interpretations of this story furthermore reveal his dynamic worldview of the earth, space, and time themselves as vital agents of spiritual awakening. Leighton argues that D?gen uses the images and metaphors in this story to express his own religious worldview, in which earth, space, and time are lively agents in the bodhisattva project. Broader awareness of D?gen’s worldview and its implications, says Leighton, can illuminate the possibilities for contemporary approaches to primary Mahayana concepts and practices.

Vision in White

**Nora Roberts cordially invites you to meet childhood friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, and Mac—the founders of Vows, one of Connecticut’s premier wedding planning companies.**
After years of throwing make-believe weddings in the backyard, flowers, photography, desserts, and details are what these women do best: a guaranteed perfect, beautiful day full of memories to last the rest of your life.
With bridal magazine covers to her credit, Mackensie “Mac” Elliot is most at home behind the camera—ready to capture the happy moments she never experienced while growing up. Her father replaced his first family with a second, and now her mother, moving on to yet another man, begs Mac for attention and money. Mac’s foundation is jostled again moments before an important wedding planning meeting when she bumps into the bride-to-be’s brother…an encounter that has them both seeing stars.
Carter Maguire is definitely not her type: he’s stable, and he’s safe. He’s even an English teacher at their high school alma mater. There’s something about him that makes Mac think a casual fling is just what she needs to take her mind off dealing with bridezillas and screening her mother’s phone calls. But a casual fling can turn into something more when you least expect it. And with the help of her three best friends—and business partners—Mac must learn how to maker her own happy memories.

A Visible Darkness

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A Visible Darkness (Max Freeman Series #2) by Jonathon King
With his first novel *The Blue Edge of Midnight*, Jonathon King was praised for his “powerful storytelling” (*San Diego Union-Tribune*), for his “stunning” and “superb” writing (*Pittsburgh Tribune*), and for adding “new dimensions to the modern crime novel” (Michael Connelly). And, in a starred review, *Publishers Weekly* compared King to James Hall, Robert Parker, and James Lee Burke.
Now, in *A Visible Darkness*, King delivers another gripping, unforgettable story. Max Freeman is seeking refuge from the familiar demons of his former life as a Philadelphia police officer, in his secluded shack deep in the Everglades. But his self-imposed isolation is inter-rupted when he receives a desperate call from his best friend, attorney Billy Manchester. There has been a recent string of suspicious deaths-all elderly women, all from a poor neighborhood, and all with sizable and recently sold-off insurance policies-which the police have been unable, or unwilling, to investigate. Billy believes something sinister may be at work, and so, to help his friend, Max must reluctantly pry where he’s not wanted, and act like the cop he’s trying to forget he was.
To discover an unseen killer, Max will confront not only the dangers of a forgotten Florida cityscape, but the unexpected and dark corners of his own past as well. Filled with twists, turns, and a breathtaking evocation of a rarely glimpsed underside of modern America, *A Visible Darkness* confirms Jonathon King’s place at the forefront of a new generation of crime novelists.
Author Biography: Jonathon King is the author of *The Blue Edge of Midnight*, a *Los Angeles Times* bestseller. A journalist for over twenty years, he has covered crime and criminal courts and is now a national award-winning news feature writer for the *South Florida Sun-Sentinel*.

Virtual Vandals

At a holographic “old timer’s” baseball game, Matt Hunter and several other Net Force Explorers are thrilled to see Babe Ruth swing for the fences. But when Ruth does his famous routine of pointing to the stands, four people dressed in 30’s-style outfits stand up and open fire with Tommy guns! Even virtual bullets can kill you. Matt and his friends know that these “virtual vandals” must be stopped. But the stadium stunt is just the beginning. And even the teens of the Net Force might not be able to stop them next time!

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) : What Is a VPN, Why Would I Need One and What Is VPN Service Providers

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are veritable Swiss Army Knives when it comes to privacy enhancement, censorship avoidance, anonymous file sharing, and more. But not all VPNs are created equal, and there’s no sense paying for features you don’t need. We’re about to walk you through what VPNs are, why people use them, how to assess your VPN needs, and the important questions to ask when shopping for a VPN.

Virtual & Augmented Reality For Dummies

An easy-to-understand primer on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are driving the next technological revolution. If you want to get in on the action, this book helps you understand what these technologies are, their history, how they’re being used, and how they’ll affect consumers both personally and professionally in the very near future.

With VR and AR poised to become mainstream within the next few years, an accessible book to bring users up to speed on the subject is sorely needed—and that’s where this handy reference comes in! Rather than focusing on a specific piece of hardware (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, iOS ARKit) or software (Unity, Unreal Engine), Virtual & Augmented Reality For Dummies offers a broad look at both VR and AR, giving you a bird’s eye view of what you can expect as they continue to take the world by storm.

* Keeps you up-to-date on the pulse of this fast-changing technology

* Explores the many ways AR/VR are being used in fields such as healthcare, education, and entertainment

* Includes interviews with designers, developers, and technologists currently working in the fields of VR and AR

Perfect for both potential content creators and content consumers, this book will change the way you approach and contribute to these emerging technologies.

(source: Bol.com)

Viridian Gate Online: Crimson Alliance: A litRPG Adventure (The Viridian Gate Archives Book 2)

October, 2042 Three days ago, Jack Mitchel saved his life. By dying. He dodged a world-ending bullet—in the form of an extinction-level asteroid cannonballing toward Earth—by successfully uploading his mind into the brand new, ultra-immersive, fantasy-based VRMMORPG, Viridian Gate Online. Unfortunately, he’s also stumbled headlong into a secret conspiracy to sell off virtual real-estate to the ultra-wealthy, transforming V.G.O. into a new feudal dark age. Jack expected to live out his new fantasy life in peace, but now he and his misfit-crew of rebels are the only ones standing in the way of a Tyrant-Emperor and his regime from taking power. If Jack’s going to game the system and protect his friends from these rising threats, he’ll need to make some shady allies, develop his formidable Shadowmancer powers, raid some ridiculous dungeons, and embrace the aid of a morally-questionable In-Game Goddess. Thankfully, everything isn’t quite as hopeless as it seems—Jack has a plan. Sort of. With only a handful of supporters, he’s going to get the jump on the bloodthirsty Empire by snatching one of their key cities right from underneath their noses … Well, he’s going to try.

The Virgin in the Ice: The Sixth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

SUMMARY: In the winter of 1139, raging civil war has sent refugees fleeing north from Worcester, among them an orphaned boy and his beautiful 18-year-old sister. Traveling with a young nun, they set out for Shrewsbury, but disappear somewhere in the wild countryside. Now, Brother Cadfael embarks on a dangerous quest to find them. Previously out of print.

The Virgin Actress

**I’m gonna win a f*ing Oscar for this performance.**
I’m not a respectable man. Not by any stretch of the imagination.
Some conservative investors need convincing that I’m not the playboy they’ve seen splashed across the gossip rags.
I’ll clue you in on a secret: I am that playboy and I always will be.
Only a godd*mn fool would give up the spectacular selection of stunning and eager women I enjoy every week.
When you have as big a…bankroll as I do, you do the obvious: hire a pretty girl to be a fake fiancée.
Cammie is perfect to play the role of my blushing bride-to-be, with her innocence and sweetness. I don’t normally do virgins, but Cammie inspires feelings I never thought I’d experience. I’ve built my empire by winning and winning Cammie’s virginity will be the icing on this deal.
She may be faking it as my fiancée, but she won’t be faking it when I claim her for my own.

Violets Are Blue

SUMMARY: D.C. Detective Alex Cross has seen a lot of crime scenes. But even he is appalled by the gruesome murders of two joggers in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park – killings that look more like the work of savage beasts than humans. Local police are horrified and even the FBI is baffled. Then, as Cross is called in to take on the case, the carnage takes off, leaving a trail of bodies across America and sweeping him to Savannah, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Los Angeles . . as his nemesis, the merciless criminal known as the Mastermind, stalks him, taunts him, and once again, threatens everything he holds dear…