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Another Stupid Spell

Another Stupid Spell is a first person high fantasy novel, the likes of which hasn’t been seen in 60 years. The tone and vocabulary of the story shifts as our narrator, Sorch the orc, finds ways to enhance his intelligence. You get to grow as Sorch grows, learn as he learns, and share his most intimate thoughts.
Sorch is an orc mage in a world where orcs are cursed with stupidity every time they cast a spell. The only spell he can safely cast is Enhance Intelligence, which boosts his IQ for a fraction of a second before the curse drains it all away again.
Normally casting such a spell would be pointless, but Sorch’s tribe has found a way to benefit. Magic that is cast near a mysterious artefact called the ‘Voodoo Engine’ causes invisible hands to appear, and these hands get work done for his tribe. Sorch is a slave to the Voodoo Engine, casting a single spell over and over again to avoid being beaten by the chief’s warrior caste.
While foraging for food on one fateful night, our hero happens upon two human mages who are in big trouble. He saves their lives, and in return they give him an amulet that will make his life easier. Unbeknownst to the humans, their gift grants Sorch the power to break the cycle of intelligence drain and physical abuse. With the help of his friend and mentor, Shaman, Sorch becomes a real mage.
Sorch leaves his swamp and embarks on a series of incredibly exciting and dangerous adventures. During his travels he encounters horrible injury, magical treasures, love, snow, university admissions tests, a plot against the Kingdom, and then of course he saves the world. Or does he?
Be prepared to rethink everything you know about thinking. If your own intelligence was the fuel that your magic ran on, how brightly would you dare to burn?

Another Stupid Demon

Another Stupid Demon is a first person high fantasy novel, the second book in Another Stupid Trilogy. The tone and vocabulary of the story shifts as our narrator, Sorch the orc, finds ways to enhance his intelligence. You get to grow as Sorch grows, learn as he learns, and share his most intimate thoughts.
Sorch is an orc mage in a world where orcs are cursed with stupidity every time they cast a spell. After thwarting an evil plot to destroy Royal Moffit, Sorch became the prisoner of a demon worshipping cult. They imprisoned him in an attempt to steal his nightmares.
One daring jailbreak later, and Sorch is unleashed upon the world again. This time, however, he’s not so sure that he wants to go back to a life of magic and adventure. It would be a long, difficult road. And being the smartest orc in all of Panos wasn’t all fun and games the first time around.
But with the help of a new friend, Sorch rediscovers his purpose in life. He embarks on a quest to save his friends, who were trapped on another plane of existence. During his travels he encounters more horrible injury, more magical treasures, casual love, noisy roommates, wild elves, university midterms, a plot against all of Panos, and then of course he saves the world. Or does he?

Another Stupid Apocalypse

Another Stupid Apocalypse is a first person high fantasy novel, the third book in Another Stupid Trilogy. The tone and vocabulary of the story shifts as our narrator, Sorch the orc, finds ways to enhance his intelligence. You get to grow as Sorch grows, learn as he learns, and share his most intimate thoughts.
Sorch is an orc mage in a world where orcs are cursed with stupidity every time they cast a spell. After destroying the possessed Voodoo Engine that threatened to enslave his tribe and start the next Great War, Sorch took some much needed time away from the peril of adventure. In the two years that followed, Sorch finished his arcane education and learned to be a real father to his recently discovered son, Benno.
But the world wasn’t done with Sorch and his family just yet. Drought, flooding, and deadly creatures driven up from the depths of the earth itself threatened to destroy cities and towns all over the world. It would take the two smartest orcs on Panos, and all of their brave friends, to discover the forces that threatened to tear the planet apart.
In a race against time, Sorch is forced to lead his family into unparalleled danger. During his travels he encounters even more horrible injury, even more magical treasures, yetis, the power of fatherhood, frightening school children, an ancient threat to all of Panos, and then of course he saves the world. Or does he?

Another Cheating Wife Bundle!: 3 Stories of Interracial Cuckold Romance

Felicity Fleming whets your appetite with THREE MORE incredibly erotic tales! *An accidental cuckold, mouth-watering martial arts and a hot, salty facial treatment are all part of the x-rated entertaiment!*
Acclaimed erotic author **Felicity Fleming** is back again, with three more never-together-before tales of erotic intrigue.
In this collection, you’ll read: **Slippery Slope: **Unsure-of-himself husband David is stuck in the horns of a dilemma. His gorgeous wife, Cassie, is refusing to sleep with him – and his frustration is almost too much to bear. But things start looking up when, for a drunken thrill, he lets his black coworker Brandon catch a glimpse of his wife’s beautiful breasts. Now Brandon’s intent on seeing – and touching – more; and he’s hooking David up at work in order to convince the uncertain husband to let him. With lucrative new stock tips, and a bright new future on the horizon, David’s willing to do the unthinkable; and share his wife with his big, black coworker. But that’s just the start of a slippery slope, which sees David offering up more than he’d ever bargained for; and standing to lose more than ever if things go wrong. **Karate Kisses: **When sexy housewife Susie starts volunteering at the local karate school, her husband Marcus immediately gets jealous… But when he confronts Sensei Desmond and his absent wife, he’s more horrified by the fact that they AREN’T cheating, than the possibility that they were. “I expected better from you,” he snaps at Desmond. “If you’re going to give my wife free fitness lessons, the LEAST you should have extorted out of her is a blow job in return for them.” But Marcus needs to be careful what he wishes for. Because as soon as he’s left his innocent wife alone, she turns to Desmond and decides to make good on exactly what her jealous husband accused her of! **Fully Facial: **When a rash on her nose starts driving Susie crazy, her husband comes up with a very unorthodox way to ensure she doesn’t scratch it: He spurts his load all over her pretty face, and insists she wear it until he comes home that night. The promise of an expensive present is enough to convince even Susie to give the challenge a shot… But when a jalapeño-related incident leaves her with a scrubbed-clean face, she has to find a new, hot load to replace the one she lost, before her husband comes home. Fortunately, her hot, black delivery driver is up to the task; and he’s eager to paint Susie’s pretty face with his scalding spurts, to ensure she earns her prize. Click “Buy Now” Today!

Anonyponymous

Anonyponymous: The Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words by John Bemelmans Marciano
**An encyclopedia of linguistic biographies: the witty, illustrated stories of the Earl of Sandwich, Charles Boycott, and other historical figures better known as words than people. **
Eponymous, *adj. *Giving one’s name to a person, place, or thing.
Anonymous, *adj. *Anonymous.
Anonyponymous, *adj. *Anonymous and eponymous.
The Earl of Sandwich, fond of salted beef and paired slices of toast, found a novel way to eat them all together. Etienne de Silhouette, a former French finance minister, was so notoriously cheap that his name became a byword for chintzy practices—such as substituting a darkened outline for a proper painted portrait. Both bequeathed their names to the language, but neither man is remembered.
In this clever and funny book, John Bemelmans Marciano illuminates the lives of these anonyponymous persons. A kind of encyclopedia of linguistic biographies, the book is arranged alphabetically, giving the stories of everyone from Abu “algorithm” Al-Khwarizmi to Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. Along with them you’ll find the likes of Harry Shrapnel, Joseph-Ignace Guillotine, and many other people whose vernacular legacies have long outlived their memory.
Accented by amusing line portraits and short etymological essays on subjects like “superhero eponyms,” *Anonyponymous *is both a compendium of trivia and a window into the fascinating world of etymology. Carefully curated and unfailingly witty, this book is both a fantastic gift for language lovers and a true pleasure to read.

The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

With kaleidoscopic, trenchant, path-breaking insights, Elizabeth D. Samet has produced the most ambitious edition of Ulysses Grant’s Memoirs yet published. One hundred and thirty-three years after its 1885 publication by Mark Twain, Elizabeth Samet has annotated this lavish edition of Grant’s landmark memoir, and expands the Civil War backdrop against which this monumental American life is typically read. No previous edition combines such a sweep of historical and cultural contexts with the literary authority that Samet, an English professor obsessed with Grant for decades, brings to the table. Whether exploring novels Grant read at West Point or presenting majestic images culled from archives, Samet curates a richly annotated, highly collectible edition that will fascinate Civil War buffs. The edition also breaks new ground in its attack on the “Lost Cause” revisionism that still distorts our national conversation about the legacy of the Civil War. Never has Grant’s transformation from tanner’s son to military leader been more insightfully and passionately explained than in this timely edition, appearing on the 150th anniversary of Grant’s 1868 presidential election.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy
Anna Karenina is the wife of a prominant Russian government official. She leads a correct but confining upper-middle-class existence. She seems content with her life as a proper companion to her dignified, unaffectionate husband and an adoring mother to her young son, until she meets Count Vronsky, a young officer of the guards. He pursues her and she falls madly in love with him. Her husband refuses to divorce her, so she gives up everything, including her beloved son, to be with Vronsky. After a short time, Vronsky becomes bored and unhappy with their life as social outcasts. He abandons her, returns to the military and is immediately accepted back into society. Anna, a fallen woman, shunned by respectable society, throws herself under a train.

Animals and the Afterlife

Kim Sheridan grew up with animals as her constant companions. Each time she faced the death of a beloved animal, along with the pain came the same questions, to which she could find no answers. Then mysterious things began to happen she couldn’t explain, which led her on an incredible journey to uncover the truth. Along with her own extraordinary experiences, she compiled heartwarming and meaningful true stories of everyday people around the world, and discovered compelling evidence that forever erased her own doubts about an afterlife for animals. This book provides enormous comfort and reassurance to anyone who has ever cherished an animal, and food for thought for anyone who has ever questioned the place of these beloved creatures in the larger scheme of things, both here on Earth and beyond.
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This book will surely touch the lives of animal lovers everywhere. Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
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Animal farm: a fairy story

SUMMARY: Featuring a new preface, this classic satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government is once again brought to life for a new generation of readers. Reissue.

AngularJS UI Development

AngularJS and its rich set of components solve many of the problems developers face when writing reliable single page applications in ways that would not be possible using other frameworks. This book will help you expand your horizons by teaching you the skills needed to successfully design, customize, build, and deliver real-world applications in AngularJS. We will start off by setting up a fully automated environment to quickly scaffold, test, and deploy any application. Along the way, we’ll cover how to design and build production-ready applications to demonstrate how innovative and powerful AngularJS is. By leveraging CSS3 animations, we’ll convert them into intuitive and native-like applications in no time. You will also learn how to use Grunt for application-specific task management, Bower to manage dependencies with external libraries/plugins, Git for better versioning, and Karma and Protractor for automated testing to build applications the way experts do.
You will learn all this by building real-world applications including a to-do application, Github dashboard, project management application, and many more.

Angular 5 Projects

Learn to build single page web apps using Angular 5 and TypeScript by working through 70+ mini-projects. With hundreds of code examples you gain a thorough understanding of the Angular 5 ecosystem and how to work within it.

You’ll begin by understanding the benefits of Angular 5 vs older versions, and how this benefits your applications. You’ll then move onto mini-projects that teach you JavaScript, TypeScript, how to use editors, Node, CLI, components, modules, directives, Webpack, dependency injection, widgets, routes and navigation, observers, reactive programming, and RxJS.

Complete with a consistently-updated online code repository, this book is a great way to get started with Angular 5.

What You’ll Learn

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Develop single page web applications using Angular 5
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Understand the web development ecosystem
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Use Node, JavaScript and TypeScript

Who This Book Is For

New or experienced developers who wish to develop single page web applications in Angular and the TypeScript language.

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Angle of Repose

**Stegner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of personal, historical, and geographic discovery**

Confined to a wheelchair, retired historian Lyman Ward sets out to write his grandparents’ remarkable story, chronicling their days spent carving civilization into the surface of America’s western frontier. But his research reveals even more about his own life than he’s willing to admit. What emerges is an enthralling portrait of four generations in the life of an American family.

“Cause for celebration . . . A superb novel with an amplitude of scale and richness of detail altogether uncommon in contemporary fiction.” —*The Atlantic Monthly*
“Brilliant . . . Two stories, past and present, merge to produce what important fiction must: a sense of the enchantment of life.” —*Los Angeles Times*

This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Jackson J. Benson.
For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 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.

Angels Flight

SUMMARY: Harry Bosch finds himself yet again in charge of a case that no one else will touch . . .This time his job is to nail the killer of hot shot black lawyer Howard Elias. Elias has been found murdered on the eve of going to court on behalf of Michael Harris, a man the LAPD believes guilty of the rape and murder of a twelve-year-old girl. Elias had let it be known that the aim of his civil case was not only to reveal the real killer but to target and bring down the racist cops who beat up his client during a violent interrogation.Now it’s all down to Bosch – and he’s got to take a long, hard look at some of his colleagues in a police department that is rife with suspicion and hatred.

Angels & Demons

It takes guts to write a novel that combines an ancient secret brotherhood, the Swiss Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, a papal conclave, mysterious ambigrams, a plot against the Vatican, a mad scientist in a wheelchair, particles of anti-matter, jets that can travel 15,000 miles per hour, crafty assassins, a beautiful Italian physicist and a Harvard professor of religious iconology. It takes talent to make that novel anything but ridiculous. Kudos to Dan Brown (*Digital Fortress*) for achieving the nearly impossible. *Angels and Demons* is a no-holds-barred, pull-out-all-the-stops, breathless tangle of a thriller–think Katherine Neville’s *The Eight* (but cleverer) or Umberto Eco’s *Foucault’s Pendulum* (but more accessible).
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is shocked to find proof that the legendary secret society, the Illuminati–dedicated since the time of Galileo to promoting the interests of science and condemning the blind faith of Catholicism–is alive, well, and murderously active. Brilliant physicist Leonardo Vetra has been murdered, his eyes plucked out and the society’s ancient symbol branded upon his chest. His final discovery, anti-matter, the most powerful and dangerous energy source known to man, has disappeared–only to be hidden somewhere beneath Vatican City on the eve of the election of a new pope. Langdon and Vittoria, Vetra’s daughter and colleague, embark on a frantic hunt through the streets, churches and catacombs of Rome, following a 400-year-old trail to the lair of the Illuminati, to prevent the incineration of civilisation.
Brown seems as much juggler as author–there are lots and lots of balls in the air in this novel, yet Brown manages to hurl the reader headlong into an almost surreal suspension of disbelief. While the reader might wish for a little more sardonic humour from Langdon and a little less bombastic philosophising on the eternal conflict between religion and science, these are less fatal flaws than niggling annoyances–readers should have no trouble skimming past them and immersing themselves in a heck of a good read. “Brain candy” it may be, but it’s tasty. *–Kelly Flynn, Amazon.com*

Angelology

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **Set in the secluded world of cloistered abbeys, long-lost secrets and angelic humans, *Angelology* has all the makings of a blockbuster hit, combining elements of *The Da Vinci Code* and Kate Mosse’s *Labyrinth***Sister Evangeline was just a young girl when her father left her at St. Rose Convent under the care of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Now a young woman, she has unexpectedly discovered a collection of letters dating back sixty years – letters that bring her deep into a closely guarded secret, to an ancient conflict between the millennium-old Society of Angelologists and the monstrously beautiful Nephilim, the descendants of angels and humans. Rich and mesmerizing, **Angelology** blends biblical lore, mythology and the fall of the Rebel Angels, creating a luminous, riveting tale of one young woman caught in a battle that will determine the fate of the world.