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Eat, pray, love: one woman’s search for everything across Italy, India and Indonesia

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **A celebrated writer’s irresistible, candid, and eloquent account of her pursuit of worldly pleasure, spiritual devotion, and what she really wanted out of life** Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned thirty, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She had everything an educated, ambitious American woman was supposed to want—a husband, a house, a successful career. But instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed with panic, grief, and confusion. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. In order to give herself the time and space to find out who she really was and what she really wanted, she got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world—all alone. *Eat, Pray, Love* is the absorbing chronicle of that year. Her aim was to visit three places where she could examine one aspect of her own nature set against the backdrop of a culture that has traditionally done that one thing very well. In Rome, she studied the art of pleasure, learning to speak Italian and gaining the twenty-three happiest pounds of her life. India was for the art of devotion, and with the help of a native guru and a surprisingly wise cowboy from Texas, she embarked on four uninterrupted months of spiritual exploration. In Bali, she studied the art of balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence. She became the pupil of an elderly medicine man and also fell in love the best way—unexpectedly. An intensely articulate and moving memoir of self-discovery, *Eat, Pray, Love* is about what can happen when you claim responsibility for your own contentment and stop trying to live in imitation of society’s ideals. It is certain to touch anyone who has ever woken up to the unrelenting need for change.

The Easy Way to Write Horror That Sells

Whatever your area of preference: short stories, novels, film and/or TV, there is an ever hungry need for thrillers and dramas using supernatural themes and settings. In short, horror fiction.
All you have to do is to understand the conventions associated with this most prestigious of genres.
Now, don’t go thinking in cliches. Horror is not just Stephen King and Slasher movies!
Horror and Dark Fantasy fiction also encompasses the likes of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, the Matrix series, and TV shows like Buffy, Charmed, Fringe, Bates Motel and The Walking Dead.
Of course there are the classics to aspire to: Edgar Allen Poe, Lovecraft, MR James, and more modern writers like Peter Straub, Clive Barker, Graham Masterton, James Herbert. Stephen King describes Thomas Harris (Silence of the Lambs), James Patterson and Patricia Cornwell as closet horror writers too!
All of the above writers know – and have profited – from the notion that scaring the pants off your reader not only makes you successful, it keeps readers coming back for more!
Good horror is sophisticated. More and more writers, like Joe Hill and Jack Ketchum, are winding up in the literary section of your local bookshop or library. No longer is horror marginalized. It’s increasingly seen as respectable and justifiably good writing.
So, believe me, it’s more than possible to make a very good living from writing horror and dark fantasy!
Do you want success as a horror writer? And get to grips with a genre that will benefit all of your writing.
Here’s what the book covers:
* How to build suspense
* How to create believable characters
* How to come up with original and compelling ideas
* How to create convincing monsters and psychological enemies
* How to sustain a series of stories / books / movies
* And much more!
Part One: A thorough analysis of the horror genre from its origins to its place in the modern world. We will examine the various forms of storytelling in the past and in the present, identifying the roots of the genre and how certain functional characteristics have been carried over into the modern diversity of horror / suspense / mystery / thriller and crime genres.
Part Two: Creating our own stories. We establish the parameters and the requirements of character, the horror conventions and ways to stretch the envelope. The emphasis is on creating strong durable protagonists with believable agendas at credible odds with the antagonist / monster / psychological threat.
Part Three: The importance of setting, environment and the psychological landscape. We discuss the various ways in which authors use setting as ‘the third character’ – and how to create our own living, breathing locations. We also examine mood, tone and factors like theme, purpose and the overall feel of your supernatural stories in this context.
Part Four: Plotting. How to take a rough story idea from inspiration to a full blown template for a novel. The importance of planning and organization. How to easily construct plots using the various forms of writing software available and other tried and true methods – card file systems, cut and paste etc. We also study pace, building suspense, tension and examine the fear factor.
Part Five: The writing. How to sustain motivation and enthusiasm for your writing project and ensure it is written until it’s finished. Procrastination, time and self-doubt are the writer’s natural enemies. We deal with these issues head on – and head them off! We study time management and self-support systems in detail to help us get past any slumps, writers blocks or personal health issues.

Easy Riders Raging Bulls

In 1969, a low-budget biker movie, Easy Rider, shocked Hollywood with its stunning success. An unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll (onscreen and off), Easy Rider heralded a heady decade in which a rebellious wave of talented young filmmakers invigorated the movie industry. In Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Peter Biskind takes us on the wild ride that was Hollywood in the ’70s, an era that produced such modern classics as The Godfather, Chinatown, Shampoo, Nashville, Taxi Driver, and Jaws.

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls vividly chronicles the exuberance and excess of the times: the startling success of Easy Rider and the equally alarming circumstances under which it was made, with drugs, booze, and violent rivalry between costars Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda dominating the set; how a small production company named BBS became the guiding spirit of the youth rebellion in Hollywood and how, along the way, some of its executives helped smuggle Huey Newton out of the country; how director Hal Ashby was busted for drugs and thrown in jail in Toronto; why Martin Scorsese attended the Academy Awards with an FBI escort when Taxi Driver was nominated; how George Lucas, gripped by anxiety, compulsively cut off his own hair while writing Star Wars, how a modest house on Nicholas Beach occupied by actresses Margot Kidder and Jennifer Salt became the unofficial headquarters for the New Hollywood; how Billy Friedkin tried to humiliate Paramount boss Barry Diller; and how screenwriter/director Paul Schrader played Russian roulette in his hot tub. It was a time when an ”anything goes” experimentation prevailed both on the screen and off.

After the success of Easy Rider, young film-school graduates suddenly found themselves in demand, and directors such as Francis Coppola, Peter Bogdanovich, George Lucas, and Martin Scorsese became powerful figures. Even the new generation of film stars — Nicholson, De Niro, Hoffman, Pacino, and Dunaway — seemed a breed apart from the traditional Hollywood actors. Ironically, the renaissance would come to an end with Jaws and Star Wars, hugely successful films that would create a blockbuster mentality and crush innovation.

Based on hundreds of interviews with the directors themselves, producers, stars, agents, writers, studio executives, spouses, and ex-spouses, this is the full, candid story of Hollywood’s last golden age. Never before have so many celebrities talked so frankly about one another and about the drugs, sex, and money that made so many of them crash and burn.

By turns hilarious and shocking, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls is the ultimate behind-the-scenes account of Hollywood at work and play.

**Recensie(s)**

Dennis Drabelle The Washington Post Book World Biskind’s devourable book is that rarity, a Hollywood expose that you can read mouth agape, slurping up scandal and titillation so fast you’re in danger of choking — without feeling ashamed of yourself.
(source: Bol.com)

Eastern Gods

**He’s an anti-social prince, unfortunate enough to capture a spy.**
**She’s the last known scholar of a fabled land.**
**Only together can they stop a magical war that will rip their world apart.**
*Eastern Gods* is the first book in a new epic romance fantasy series. If you like complex worlds, a will they, won’t they romance and magical destiny’s, then you’ll love this a new epic romance fantasy series
When he catches a spy in his kingdom, Haldirian is sent to the only reliable scholar of the East in Elindor. As the first female heir in history, and carrying a warrior’s swagger, Aláenor isn’t what Haldirian has learned to expect from bookish scholars.
Elindor turned their back on magic hundreds of years ago, and they will have no way to stand against it if the mysterious magician and Emperor of the East decides to make war.
Together, Aláenor and Haldirian will journey to the other side of the world to learn the truth, but nothing is as it seems, and the East will reveal secrets to Aláenor that will shatter her world.
With allies betraying her at every turn, and magic awakening in her veins, Aláenor will be torn between saving those she loves and allying herself with her greatest enemy…
*The Western Wars Series: *
*1. Eastern Gods*
*2. The Golden Queen*
Now available

Eastern Europe

Discover Eastern Europe
Make like ‘King’ Wenceslas and look out from Prague Castle then ponder your own metamorphasis at the Franz Kafka Museum.
Go gently on the world’s longest-and slowest-trolleybus route from Simferopol to Yalta.
Get naked, hot, sweaty, and whipped with birch twigs with the locals in a Moscow “banya.”
Plunge into startlingly clear seas from Albena to Zadar.
In This Guide:
Thirteen authors, over 38 years combined experience living in Eastern Europe, 4732 hours of on-the-road research.
Updated practical information on the entire region and the world’s newest country: Montenegro.

East of Eden

**A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authors**
In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden ”the first book,” and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California’s Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.
The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love’s absence. Adapted for the 1955 film directed by Elia Kazan introducing James Dean and read by thousands as the book that brought Oprah’s Book Club back, East of Eden has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century.
This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by David Wyatt.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
**Recensie(s)**

A fantasia of history and myth * The New York Times Book Review *
(source: Bol.com)

The Earthwise Herbal: A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants

In this companion volume to *The Earthwise Herbal: A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants, *Matthew Wood, an expert herbalist who has used medicinal herbs with tens of thousands of patients over a twenty-five-year career, provides detailed descriptions of New World (North American) herbs and their uses. Organized as a materia medica (names and descriptions of herbs/plants are listed alphabetically), the book explains the use of the whole plant (not just “active ingredients”) in the treatment of the whole person and describes symptoms and conditions that the plants have been successful in treating—from digestive ailments, headaches, and high blood pressure to asthma, skin rashes, and allergies, to name a few.
Wood, who has systematically studied ancient and traditional herbal literature, takes a historical view and presents information in a thoughtful, engaging, nontechnical style. In addition, he provides remarkable case studies as well as insight into the “logic” of each plant—its current and past usage, pharmacological constituents, and other elements that together produce a comprehensive portrait of each herb.
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Earth Fleet

At long last Earth has a handful of starships. Surrounded by Rebel Kher, Imperials and the mysterious Nomads, Humanity dares to assert our right to independence.
The interstellar community reacts harshly. In the eyes of our neighbors, we’re upstarts, dangerous beings that don’t know our place.
For the Kher, freedom can only be won through battle. War fleets arrive to instruct us, and Captain Leo Blake is again sent out to voyage among hostile stars.
We’re far from ready, but the time has come. It’s game-on.
EARTH FLEET is the fourth book in the Rebel Fleet series.

Early Rock Art of the American West: The Geometric Enigma

The earliest rock art–in the Americas as elsewhere–is geometric or abstract. Until *Early Rock Art in the American West*, however, no book-length study has been devoted to the deep antiquity and amazing range of geometrics and the fascinating questions that arise from their ubiquity and variety. Why did they precede representational marks? What is known about their origins and functions? Why and how did humans begin to make marks, and what does this practice tell us about the early human mind?
With some two hundred striking color images and discussions of chronology, dating, sites, and styles, this pioneering investigation of abstract geometrics on stone (as well as bone, ivory, and shell) explores its wide-ranging subject from the perspectives of ethology, evolutionary biology, cognitive archaeology, and the psychology of artmaking. The authors’ unique approach instills a greater respect for a largely unknown and underappreciated form of paleoart, suggesting that before humans became *Homo symbolicus* or even *Homo religiosus*, they were mark-makers–*Homo aestheticus.*

The Early Asimov: Volume 1

In the late 1930s a new young talent began to make his mark on the science fiction scene with a succession of outstanding stories in the various SF magazines of the time. His name: Isaac Asimov. He was later to become world-renowned as the author of such classics of modern science fiction as the epic FOUNDATION trilogy and the robot stories in which he formulated the now famous Three Laws of Robotics.
THE EARLY ASIMOV (published in three volumes in Panther Science Fiction) is an unsurpassed showcase of the story-telling brilliance of the young Asimov. Each story is prefaced by Dr. Asimov with fascinating biographical detail of how and when he came to write it as well as his own critical evaluation of it. The result is a doubly rich science fiction treat: a collection of tales that makes engrossing entertainment in its own right and, in addition, gives the reader a first-hand look at the development of the twentieth century’s undisputed Grand Master of science fiction.
Contents
9 • Introduction (The Early Asimov Volume 1) • (1973) • essay by Isaac Asimov
18 • The Callistan Menace • (1940) • short story by Isaac Asimov
36 • Ring Around the Sun • (1940) • short story by Isaac Asimov
51 • The Magnificent Possession • (1940) • short story by Isaac Asimov
68 • Trends • (1939) • short story by Isaac Asimov
89 • The Weapon Too Dreadful to Use • (1939) • short story by Isaac Asimov
107 • Black Friar of the Flame • (1942) • novelette by Isaac Asimov
152 • Half-Breed • [Half-Breed • 1] • (1940) • novelette by Isaac Asimov
175 • The Secret Sense • (1941) • short story by Isaac Asimov
187 • Appendix — The Sixty Stories of the Campbell Years • (1973) • essay by uncredited

The Early Asimov, Volume 3

Contents
9 • Introduction (The Early Asimov Volume 3) • (1973) • essay by Isaac Asimov
16 • Author! Author! • (1964) • novelette by Isaac Asimov
45 • Death Sentence • (1943) • short story by Isaac Asimov
64 • Blind Alley • (1945) • short story by Isaac Asimov
91 • No Connection • (1948) • short story by Isaac Asimov
111 • The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline • [Thiotimoline • 1] • (1948) • short story by Isaac Asimov
123 • The Red Queen’s Race • (1949) • novelette by Isaac Asimov
148 • Mother Earth • (1949) • novelette by Isaac Asimov
190 • Appendix — The Sixty Stories of the Campbell Years • (1973) • essay by uncredited
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The Early Asimov, Volume 2

A ghost sues for the legal right to haunt a house…a new world is discovered, inhabited by robots, & only by robots…& the author of the famous Reginald de Meister detective series finds he has a new rival in love: Reginald de Meister.
Contents
9 • Introduction (The Early Asimov Volume 2) • (1973) • essay by Isaac Asimov
13 • Homo Sol • [Homo Sol • 1] • (1940) • short story by Isaac Asimov
35 • Half-Breeds on Venus • [Half-Breed • 2] • (1940) • novelette by Isaac Asimov
61 • The Imaginary • [Homo Sol • 2] • (1942) • short story by Isaac Asimov
79 • Heredity • (1941) • novelette by Isaac Asimov
105 • History • (1941) • short story by Isaac Asimov
119 • Christmas on Ganymede • (1942) • short story by Isaac Asimov
135 • The Little Man on the Subway • (1950) • short story by Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl [as by Isaac Asimov and James MacCreigh]
148 • The Hazing • [Homo Sol • 3] • (1942) • short story by Isaac Asimov
165 • Super-Neutron • (1941) • short story by Isaac Asimov
180 • Not Final! • (1941) • short story by Isaac Asimov
199 • Legal Rites • (1950) • novelette by Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl [as by Isaac Asimov and James MacCreigh]
231 • Time Pussy • [Probability Zero] • (1942) • short story by Isaac Asimov
235 • Appendix — The Sixty Stories of the Campbell Years • (1973) • essay by uncredited
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Dying for Dinner

Things are really cooking for Annie with her transition to the restaurant biz, full-time. But what’s meant to be the first day of the rest of her life might be the last day of someone else’s…

Annie is finally leaving the safety of her old bank job to work at her boyfriend Jim’s restaurant, Bellywasher’s. Lucky for Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, she’s working safely away from the flames this time as a manager. And lucky for Annie, she’s even closer to her best friend Eve, the hostess.

Things start taking a turn for the worse when Jim’s old friend, legendary cook Jacques Lavoie, doesn’t show up to teach their class. When Annie goes to fetch him she finds his assistant dead and Lavoie nowhere to be found. With mounting evidence against him and his odd disappearance, it looks like the cook has really landed in the soup. And now Annie must sift through every morsel of evidence before someone else gets served their last course.

(source: Bol.com)

Dying by the Sword

Dying by the Sword by Sarah D’Almeida
**New from ‘a gifted writer'( VICTORIA THOMPSON) who brings mystery to 17th-century France.**
As the Four Musketeers race to save Porthos’s servant from the gallows, they run afoul of Cardinal Richelieu, who is investigating a far more serious matter-a plot against the life of the king.

A Dye Hard Holiday (Curl Up and Dye Mysteries, #5) (English Edition)

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of year for Gabe and Josh Roman-Wyatt as they celebrate their first holidays as fathers, but someone’s war on St. Nick threatens to ruin their holly jolly Christmas.
The Norman Rockwell holiday they had envisioned implodes and shenanigans ensue in true Josh and Gabe style, but that only makes the couple more determined to rejoice in the love and joy they have found in one another. A Black Friday showdown, two foul-mouthed birds, one lumbersexual, ugly Christmas sweaters aplenty, four invading grandparents, and a sexy twist on an advent calendar lead up to oh, holy nights. Catch up with your favorite characters and meet some new faces in a tale that is sure to make you feel as warm as Josh’s creamy, hot-buttered rum concoction.
A Dye Hard Holiday is a funny story about two fathers trying to hold it all together as they juggle busy careers and family life while planning the perfect holiday season. Will they be rocking around the Christmas tree or will it be a blue Christmas? The book is approximately 50,000 words long and is not intended as a standalone book. This supplements the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries series, which should be read in order. This book contains sexually explicit material and is intended for adults 18 and over.
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It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of year for Gabe and Josh Roman-Wyatt as they celebrate their first holidays as fathers, but someone’s war on St. Nick threatens to ruin their holly jolly Christmas.
The Norman Rockwell holiday they had envisioned implodes and shenanigans ensue in true Josh and Gabe style, but that only makes the couple more determined to rejoice in the love and joy they have found in one another. A Black Friday showdown, two foul-mouthed birds, one lumbersexual, ugly Christmas sweaters aplenty, four invading grandparents, and a sexy twist on an advent calendar lead up to oh, holy nights. Catch up with your favorite characters and meet some new faces in a tale that is sure to make you feel as warm as Josh’s creamy, hot-buttered rum concoction.
A Dye Hard Holiday is a funny story about two fathers trying to hold it all together as they juggle busy careers and family life while planning the perfect holiday season. Will they be rocking around the Christmas tree or will it be a blue Christmas? The book is approximately 50,000 words long and is not intended as a standalone book. This supplements the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries series, which should be read in order. This book contains sexually explicit material and is intended for adults 18 and over.

Dwarven Steel

Katrina baker is a super and she was banished just a month ago to a world of gods, magic, and evil races. A place without plumbing, electricity, Facebook, and lattes.
Things start to heat up between Trelin and Jendas, and a visit from the Dwarves isn’t helping things any in that regard. Jendas shockingly commits, and with war coming Trelin will need all the help they can get. The dwarves need their help, and they need dwarven steel weapons and shields to shift the odds in their favor.
This mission is different though, Gerard is sent along with the group heading to the dwarven kingdom of Belirith as a guard for a high noble, and she’s more than happy to join them. She finds out quickly though, that the job she’s agreed to is nothing like she’d thought it would be, not to mention the task that the dwarves need help with is fraught with peril and a lack of understanding.
One more problem. There’s a dark secret about Dwarven Steel, that not even the dwarves know about. Will she find out the truth in time, and manage not to anger the nobles she must guard, keep the deal with the dwarves, and do the right thing, all at the same time?
Sometimes, something has to give, will it be her sense of right and wrong, or will she truly step into trouble this time?