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Hard As It Gets

Five dishonored soldiers.
Former Special Forces.
One last mission.
These are the men of Hard Ink.

Trouble just walked into Nicholas Rixey’s tattoo parlor. Becca Merritt is warm, sexy, wholesome—pure temptation to a very jaded Nick. He’s left his military life behind to become co-owner of Hard Ink Tattoo, but Becca is his ex-commander’s daughter. Loyalty won’t let him turn her away. Lust has plenty to do with it too.

With her brother presumed kidnapped, Becca needs Nick. She just wasn’t expecting to want him so much. As their investigation turns into all-out war with an organized crime ring, only Nick can protect her. And only Becca can heal the scars no one else sees.

Desire is the easy part. Love is as hard as it gets. Good thing Nick is always up for a challenge . . .

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Hard as a Rock

The third book in New York Times bestselling author Christine Warren’s mesmerizing Gargoyles series, where even the most dangerous beast can be tamed by the woman he holds above all else…
Wynn Powe comes from a long line of powerful women, but when an elusive enemy draws too close for comfort, Wynn pursues a creature who can put an end to the fight.
But when the powerful Guardian she calls forth makes her heart beast faster and her breath quicken, she must handle something she didn’t count on at all—an earth-shattering attraction to the monster himself.

Enter Knox. He may be a newly summoned gargoyle, but he possesses all the skills and memories of his race…and that includes protecting the beautiful woman he’s bound to. But he never could have imagined the fierce attraction that has taken hold of him, body and soul. Is his desire for Wynn worth the risk of being destroyed?
“Soars with fun, witty characters and nonstop action.” ?Publishers Weekly on Stone Cold Lover
Don’t miss the other books in the Gargoyle series:

Book #1: Heart of Stone
Book #2: Stone Cold Lover
Book #4: Rocked by Love
Book #5: Hard to Handle


Fiery, fierce, and fun. –PW on Hard as a Rock Soars with fun, witty characters and nonstop action. –Publishers Weekly on Stone Cold Lover Fascinating, complex, and so well crafted…perfect for keeping fans…coming back for more. –RT Book Reviews (4 stars) on Stone Cold Lover The opening of Warren’s hot new paranormal series is a snarky, creative and steamy success that delights new and longtime fans alike. –RT Book Reviews (4 stars) on Heart of Stone The sexual attraction…is palpable. –Publishers Weekly on Heart of Stone Steamy scenes, mixed with an intriguing story line and a hearty helping of snarky humor. –Reader to Reader on Heart of Stone A Rousing first act that sets the boundaries of this engaging urban fantasy. –Midwest Book Review on Heart of Stone Fast paced with characters you’ll love, and even some you’ll love to hate, Heart of Stone is another winner for author Christine Warren! –Romance Reviews Today on Heart of Stone
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Hard & Reckless

Cole King… the name alone leaves a bad taste in my mouth, a reminder of how he broke my trust in the worst way possible.
My best friend of twenty years.
He had my back and I had his.
Until he crossed the line.
Now visions of him sinking between my girl’s legs, making her scream in all the ways only I should’ve been doing, haunt me, mixed with images of all the ways I can rip his damn throat out.
I’ve tried to forget it and move on, but I can’t.
Ways to inflict even just a small portion of the pain he made me feel consumes me.
Somewhere in his [email protected] up, twisted mind, he thought it would be okay to share my girl.
Now, he gets to see what it feels like to share what is his.
Brooke Collins…
Hopefully she can handle both of us, because I intend to make Cole work for her.
The hard part will be making sure she falls for the right one in the end.
I don’t intend for that to be me…
At least, not until I get a taste of her.
That one touch alone is enough to change the game.
### Review
“Victoria Ashley has done it again- reminded me to always one-click her fabulous books! As usual, she brings the HEAT, push/pull and alpha males from page one!” **S.E.Hall, NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author”
A smoking hot read that will have you falling in love and craving more. Once you meet Jameson you won’t be able to get enough of him with his bada** alpha persona and heart a mile long.” – **One Book Boyfriend at a Time**
“Jameson. Lawd have mercy! He’s freaking perfect! He has most definitely slid into the top book man spot in my life! He’s super sexy. Passionate. Caring. Rides a motorcycle. All the good things with him. What I loved most though was that he paid attention. That makes him a real man and I loved it!” – **Lindsey King**
“This book is brilliant! It belongs to you. It will become you. It is fast paced and powerful. Your emotions will be pouring off the pages. I didn’t want it to end. It will penetrate every part of your body. Words cannot even describe how much I loved this book.” – **BookaliciousBabes Blog**
“HOT!! I swear I overuse that word when it comes to this author’s books. But I can’t help it she writes the sexiest men. Alpha men that get you and their woman all hot and bothered, then show that sweet loving side that just has you falling hard.Jameson is no exception!!” – **Author Groupies**

Hard & Raw

[Ménage Amour ManLove: Erotic Alternative Consensual BDSM Cowboy Ménage a Trois Romance, M/M/M, whipping, food play, sex toys, HEA]Late one snowy night, baker Noah Appleton breaks his delivery van. He calls Hard & Raw Repairs for a tow truck. What comes to find him that night, however, is destiny in the form of two gorgeous men.Jake Harding is the sweetest, hottest cowboy-mechanic, while his best friend and business partner, Michael Rawlins, is a dangerous and seductive bad-boy biker. They are both tops and Doms, which thrills and scares Noah. They bid him entry into a world of sexual submission he has always wanted to experience but never dared.Michael and Jake set out to train Noah in the ways of pleasure slavery, be it at a BDSM club, a ranch, or a garage. Along the way the three men grow closer, and sex turns into intimacy. Noah’s desire for submission changes into a hope of a shared future under Wyoming winter skies.A Siren Erotic Romance

Happy: Secrets to Happiness From the Cultures of the World

It’s time to get happy!
All around the world, people find ways to make sense of their lives and environments, little secrets to making life easier and more enjoyable.
Like letting go of the little things at the Lantern Festival in Thailand. Or learning to accept transience by making sand mandalas in Tibet. Break out of your own bubble with the Italian tradition of *passeggiata*, or celebrate the fruit of your labour like the Barbadians at the exhilarating Crop Over festival.
**Happy** brings these cultural secrets together and shows you how to apply them at home to bring a little bit of lightness to your day. And your life!

Happy, Happy, Happy

**This no-holds-barred autobiography chronicles the remarkable life of Phil Robertson, the original Duck Commander and *Duck Dynasty* star, from early childhood through the founding of a family business.** Life was always getting in the way of Phil Robertson’s passion for duck hunting.

An NFL-bound quarterback, Phil made his mark on Louisiana Tech University in the 1960s by playing football and completing his college career with a master’s degree in English. But Phil’s eyes were not always on the books or the ball; they were usually looking to the sky.

Phil grew up with the dream of living the simple life off the land like his forebears, but he soon found himself on a path to self-destruction—leasing a bar, drinking too much, fighting, and wasting his talents. He almost lost it all until he gave his life to God. And then everything changed.

Phil’s incredible story tells how he followed a calling from God and soon after invented a duck call that would begin an incredible journey to the life he had always dreamed of for himself and his family. With great love for his country, his family, and his maker, Phil has finally found the ingredients to the “good life” he always wanted.

The Happy Hooker’s Guide to Sex: 69 Orgasmic Ways to Pleasure a Woman

Bestselling “sexpert” Xaviera Hollander’s first how-to guide–on how to have mind-blowing sex. Xaviera Hollander may not have invented sex, but she is certainly one of its most outspoken proponents. Her book The Happy Hooker has sold more than 16 million copies worldwide and continues to captivate new readers with its humor, its zest for life, and, above all, for its downright honesty. She followed the success of her book with her monthly sex advice column for Penthouse, “Call Me Madam,” which helped readers find fulfillment in bed for almost thirty years. The Happy Hooker’s Guide to Sex takes hard-earned knowledge and puts it to excellent use, helping couples to experience the same mind-blowing pleasure that Xaviera has received and given for years. With a sense of fun and a knowing yet accessible voice, the Happy Hooker gives readers specific suggestions on how to spice things up in the bedroom. She writes from a woman’s perspective, noting that her favorite sexual act has four letters and ends with “k.” (Surprise: It’s “talk.”) Other suggestions include, “Pleasure her with her own toys,” “Practice verbal bondage,” and “Make home movies.” With Xaviera as a muse and guide, this unique playbook promises to be a go-to Saturday night special! 30 b/w illustrations.

Happy Cactus

Have you just joined the cactus craze? Do you want to know how to make your little bundle of spikes thrive, flower and breed? This quirky ebook is your essential guide to pleasing your prickly pet.

Your cactus may be surviving, but is it happy? There’s so much more to these little green plants than just keeping them alive. Happy Cactus gets right to the point with practical advice from potting to propagating. Unearth the secrets of different cacti and succulents, with profiles on more than 50 popular varieties – from the cute, flowering pincushion cactus to the wacky prickly pear, discover what makes your plant unique and how it might behave when treated with a little bit of love. Find out where to put it, when to water it, what to feed it, what to look out for and how to encourage its distinctive traits, from flower stalks to fast growth. Flick through inspirational features to help you create a show-stopping cactus display.

Whether you’re a young urbanite seeking a stylish houseplant for your flat but struggling to keep more temperamental plants alive, or a green-fingered cactus enthusiast determined to get your precious plant to grow and flower this year, Happy Cactus is here to answer all your questions.

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Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairytales

Within these pages are eight of Hans Christian Andersen’s most magical tales. Watch as the Ugly Duckling blossoms into a beautiful swan, and laugh along with the townspeople at the Emperor’s new clothes. Here you’ll meet the most celebrated citizens of Andersen’s fabled world. You’ll get to know Thumbelina, Silly Hans, The Steadfast Toy Soldier, and many more.The stories in this book are selected from Andersen’s most imaginative and best-known works. With original illustrations, these tales invite us into a world filled with magic, love, and bravery.Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born into a poor family and received little formal schooling until his late teens, when a benefactor enrolled him in a private school. Although Andersen wrote plays, poetry, and novels for adults, he is best known for his Fairy Tales and Stories, written between 1835 and 1872, a collection of tales for children from which these stories have been adapted.


Sono passati sette anni da quando il dottor Hannibal Lecter è evaso. L’agente dell’F.B.I. Clarice Starling è decisa a ritrovarlo, e per farlo gli offre la più raffinata e innocente delle esche.
Una nuova discesa negli oscuri meandri di una mente criminale, in compagnia dell’autore de *Il silenzio degli innocenti*. Uno dei massimi casi editoriali degli ultimi tempi.
### Recensione
“Strap yourself in for one heck of a ride—it’ll scare your socks off.”—*Denver Post*
“Relentless—endlessly terrifying.”—*Los Angeles Times*
“Interested in getting the hell scared out of you? Buy this book on a Friday … lock all doors and windows. And by Monday, you might just be able to sleep without a night-light.” —*Newsday*
Don’t miss Thomas Harris’s *New York Times* bestsellers:
**Red Dragon**
**Black Sunday**
### Descrizione del libro
‘a masterpiece…chillingly brilliant’ *Observer*


HANGSAMAN is Miss Jackson’s second novel. The story is a simple one but the overtones are immediately present. “Natalie Waite who was seventeen years old but who felt that she had been truly conscious only since she was about fifteen lived in an odd corner of a world of sound and sight, past the daily voices of her father and mother and their incomprehensible actions.” In a few graphic pages, the family is before us—Arnold Waite, a writer, egotistical and embittered; his wife, the complaining martyr; Bud, the younger brother who has not yet felt the need to establish his independence; and Natalie, in the nightmare of being seventeen.
The Sunday afternoon cocktail party, to which Arnold Waite has invited his literary friends and neighbors, serves to etch in the details of this family’s life, and to draw Natalie into the vortex. The story concentrates on the next few critical months in Natalie’s life, away at college, where each experience reproduces on a larger scale the crucial failure of her emotional life at home. With a mounting tension rising from character and situation as well as the particular magic of which Miss Jackson is master, the novel proceeds inexorably to the stinging melodrama of its conclusion. The bitter cruelty of the passage from adolescence to womanhood, of a sensitive and lonely girl caught in a world not of her own devising, is a theme well suited to Miss Jackson’s brilliant talent.

Hands-On Recommendation Systems with Python

With Hands-On Recommendation Systems with Python, learn the tools and techniques required in building various kinds of powerful recommendation systems (collaborative, knowledge and content based) and deploying them to the web Key Features Build industry-standard recommender systems Only familiarity with Python is required No need to wade through complicated machine learning theory to use this book Book DescriptionRecommendation systems are at the heart of almost every internet business today; from Facebook to Netflix to Amazon. Providing good recommendations, whether it’s friends, movies, or groceries, goes a long way in defining user experience and enticing your customers to use your platform. This book shows you how to do just that. You will learn about the different kinds of recommenders used in the industry and see how to build them from scratch using Python. No need to wade through tons of machine learning theory-you’ll get started with building and learning about recommenders as quickly as possible.. In this book, you will build an IMDB Top 250 clone, a content-based engine that works on movie metadata. You’ll use collaborative filters to make use of customer behavior data, and a Hybrid Recommender that incorporates content based and collaborative filtering techniques With this book, all you need to get started with building recommendation systems is a familiarity with Python, and by the time you’re fnished, you will have a great grasp of how recommenders work and be in a strong position to apply the techniques that you will learn to your own problem domains. What you will learn Get to grips with the different kinds of recommender systems Master data-wrangling techniques using the pandas library Building an IMDB Top 250 Clone Build a content based engine to recommend movies based on movie metadata Employ data-mining techniques used in building recommenders Build industry-standard collaborative filters using powerful algorithms Building Hybrid Recommenders that incorporate content based and collaborative fltering Who this book is forIf you are a Python developer and want to develop applications for social networking, news personalization or smart advertising, this is the book for you. Basic knowledge of machine learning techniques will be helpful, but not mandatory.
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Hands-On MQTT Programming with Python

Explore the features included in the latest versions of MQTT for IoT and M2M communications and use them with modern Python 3.
Key Features

* Make your connected devices less prone to attackers by understanding security mechanisms

* Take advantage of MQTT features for IoT and Machine-to-Machine communications

* The only book that covers MQTT with a single language, Python

Book Description

MQTT is a lightweight messaging protocol for small sensors and mobile devices. This book explores the features of the latest versions of MQTT for IoT and M2M communications, how to use them with Python 3, and allow you to interact with sensors and actuators using Python.

The book begins with the specific vocabulary of MQTT and its working modes, followed by installing a Mosquitto MQTT broker. You will use different utilities and diagrams to understand the most important concepts related to MQTT. You will learn to make all the necessary configuration to work with digital certificates for encrypting all data sent between the MQTT clients and the server. You will also work with the different Quality of Service levels and later analyze and compare their overheads.

You will write Python 3.x code to control a vehicle with MQTT messages delivered through encrypted connections (TLS 1.2), and learn how leverage your knowledge of the MQTT protocol to build a solution based on requirements. Towards the end, you will write Python code to use the PubNub cloud-based real-time MQTT provider to monitor a surfing competition.

In the end, you will have a solution that was built from scratch by analyzing the requirements and then write Python code that will run on water-proof IoT boards connected to multiple sensors in surfboards.
What you will learn

* Learn how MQTT and its lightweight messaging system work

* Understand the MQTT puzzle: clients, servers (formerly known as brokers), and connections

* Explore the features included in the latest versions of MQTT for IoT and M2M communications

* Publish and receive MQTT messages with Python

* Learn the difference between blocking and threaded network loops

* Take advantage of the last will and testament feature

* Work with cloud-based MQTT interfaces in Python

Who this book is for

This book is for developers who want to learn about the MQTT protocol for their IoT projects. Prior knowledge of working with IoT and Python will be helpful.

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Hands-On Data Visualization With Bokeh

Hands-on Data Visualization with Bokeh by Kevin Jolly
**Learn how to create interactive and visually aesthetic plots using the Bokeh package in Python **
#### Key Features
* A step by step approach to creating interactive plots with Bokeh
* Go from installation all the way to deploying your very own Bokeh application
* Work with a real time datasets to practice and create your very own plots and applications
#### Book Description
Adding a layer of interactivity to your plots and converting these plots into applications hold immense value in the field of data science. The standard approach to adding interactivity would be to use paid software such as Tableau, but the Bokeh package in Python offers users a way to create both interactive and visually aesthetic plots for free. This book gets you up to speed with Bokeh – a popular Python library for interactive data visualization.
The book starts out by helping you understand how Bokeh works internally and how you can set up and install the package in your local machine. You then use a real world data set which uses stock data from Kaggle to create interactive and visually stunning plots. You will also learn how to leverage Bokeh using some advanced concepts such as plotting with spatial and geo data. Finally you will use all the concepts that you have learned in the previous chapters to create your very own Bokeh application from scratch.
By the end of the book you will be able to create your very own Bokeh application. You will have gone through a step by step process that starts with understanding what Bokeh actually is and ends with building your very own Bokeh application filled with interactive and visually aesthetic plots.
#### What you will learn
* Installing Bokeh and understanding its key concepts
* Creating plots using glyphs, the fundamental building blocks of Bokeh
* Creating plots using different data structures like NumPy and Pandas
* Using layouts and widgets to visually enhance your plots and add a layer of interactivity
* Building and hosting applications on the Bokeh server
* Creating advanced plots using spatial data
#### Who this book is for
This book is well suited for data scientists and data analysts who want to perform interactive data visualization on their web browsers using Bokeh. Some exposure to Python programming will be helpful, but prior experience with Bokeh is not required.

Hands-On Cryptography With Python

Learn to evaluate and compare data encryption methods and attack cryptographic systems Key Features Explore popular and important cryptographic methods Compare cryptographic modes and understand their limitations Learn to perform attacks on cryptographic systems Book DescriptionCryptography is essential for protecting sensitive information, but it is often performed inadequately or incorrectly. Hands-On Cryptography with Python starts by showing you how to encrypt and evaluate your data. The book will then walk you through various data encryption methods,such as obfuscation, hashing, and strong encryption, and will show how you can attack cryptographic systems. You will learn how to create hashes, crack them, and will understand why they are so different from each other. In the concluding chapters, you will use three NIST-recommended systems: the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA), and the Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA). By the end of this book, you will be able to deal with common errors in encryption. What you will learn Protect data with encryption and hashing Explore and compare various encryption methods Encrypt data using the Caesar Cipher technique Make hashes and crack them Learn how to use three NIST-recommended systems: AES, SHA, and RSA Understand common errors in encryption and exploit them Who this book is forHands-On Cryptography with Python is for security professionals who want to learn to encrypt and evaluate data, and compare different encryption methods.
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Hands-On Artificial Intelligence for IoT

**Build smarter systems by combining artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things―two of the most talked about topics today**
#### Key Features
* Leverage the power of Python libraries such as TensorFlow and Keras to work with real-time IoT data
* Process IoT data and predict outcomes in real time to build smart IoT models
* Cover practical case studies on industrial IoT, smart cities, and home automation
#### Book Description
There are many applications that use data science and analytics to gain insights from terabytes of data. These apps, however, do not address the challenge of continually discovering patterns for IoT data. In Hands-On Artificial Intelligence for IoT, we cover various aspects of artificial intelligence (AI) and its implementation to make your IoT solutions smarter.
This book starts by covering the process of gathering and preprocessing IoT data gathered from distributed sources. You will learn different AI techniques such as machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning, and natural language processing to build smart IoT systems. You will also leverage the power of AI to handle real-time data coming from wearable devices. As you progress through the book, techniques for building models that work with different kinds of data generated and consumed by IoT devices such as time series, images, and audio will be covered. Useful case studies on four major application areas of IoT solutions are a key focal point of this book. In the concluding chapters, you will leverage the power of widely used Python libraries, TensorFlow and Keras, to build different kinds of smart AI models.
By the end of this book, you will be able to build smart AI-powered IoT apps with confidence.
#### What you will learn
* Apply different AI techniques including machine learning and deep learning using TensorFlow and Keras
* Access and process data from various distributed sources
* Perform supervised and unsupervised machine learning for IoT data
* Implement distributed processing of IoT data over Apache Spark using the MLLib and H2O.ai platforms
* Forecast time-series data using deep learning methods
* Implementing AI from case studies in Personal IoT, Industrial IoT, and Smart Cities
* Gain unique insights from data obtained from wearable devices and smart devices
#### Who this book is for
If you are a data science professional or a machine learning developer looking to build smart systems for IoT, Hands-On Artificial Intelligence for IoT is for you. If you want to learn how popular artificial intelligence (AI) techniques can be used in the Internet of Things domain, this book will also be of benefit. A basic understanding of machine learning concepts will be required to get the best out of this book.
#### Table of Contents
1. Principles and Foundations of IoT and AI
2. Data Access and Distributed Processing for IoT
3. Machine Learning for IoT
4. Deep Learning for IoT
5. Genetic Algorithms for IoT
6. Reinforcement Learning for IoT
7. GAN for IoT
8. Distributed AI for IoT
9. Personal and Home and IoT
10. AI for Industrial IoT
11. AI for Smart Cities IoT
12. Combining It All Together