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Sometimes She Lets Me

Does the swagger of a sure-footed butch make you swoon? Do your knees go weak when you see a femme straighten her stockings? A duet between two sorts of women, butch/femme is a potent sexual dynamic. Tristan Taormino chose her favorite butch/femme stories from the Best Lesbian Erotica series, which has sold over 200,000 copies in the 16 years she was editor. And if you think you know what goes in in the bedroom between femmes and butches, these 22 shorts will delight you with erotic surprises. In Joy Parks’s delicious “Sweet Thing,” the new femme librarian in town shows a butch baker a new trick in bed. The stud in “Tag!,” by D. Alexandria, finds her baby girl after a chase in the woods by scent alone. And the girl in a pleated skirt gets exactly what she wants from her Daddy in Peggy Munson’s “The Rock Wall.” Sometimes She Lets Me shows that it’s all about attitude — predicting who will wind up on top isn’t easy in stories by S. Bear Bergman, Rosalind Christine…

Something Wicked This Way Comes

A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. A calliope’s shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. And two inquisitive boys standing precariously on the brink of adulthood will soon discover the secret of the satanic raree-show’s smoke, mazes, and mirrors, as they learn all too well the heavy cost of wishes – and the stuff of nightmare.

Something About You

**There’s something about the *New York Times* bestselling Julie James… **
**FATE HAS THROWN TWO SWORN ENEMIES…**
Of all the hotel rooms rented by all the adulterous politicians in Chicago, female Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde had to choose the one next to 1308, where some hot-and-heavy lovemaking ends in bloodshed. And of all the FBI agents in Illinois, it had to be Special Agent Jack Pallas who gets assigned to this high-profile homicide. The same Jack Pallas who still blames Cameron for a botched crackdown three years ago?and nearly ruining his career?
**?INTO EACH OTHER’S ARMS**
Work with Cameron Lynde? Are they kidding? Maybe, Jack thinks, this is some kind of welcome-back prank after his stint away from Chicago. But it’s no joke: the pair is going to have to put their rocky past behind them and focus on the case at hand. That is, if they can cut back on the razor-sharp jibes?and smother the flame of their sizzling-hot sexual tension?
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Solomon’s Jar

**The Barnes Noble Review**
In the second installment of Alex Archer’s Rogue Angel saga, which features protagonist Annja Creed (spiritual descendant Joan of Arc and her fated successor as “champion of the good”), the intrepid archeologist sets off to find Solomon’s Jar, an invaluable biblical artifact that King Solomon allegedly used to entrap the numerous demons he used to build his temple in Jerusalem.
With the help of her enigmatic mentor, a centuries-old man named Roux, Creed sets off to verify if the Jar — believed to be forever lost at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea — was in fact recovered. Following leads from Peru to the Netherlands to Israel to Brazil, Creed struggles to stay one step ahead of gun-toting factions (including Russian mobsters, English cultists, and the fanatical followers of a charismatic kabbalist) bent on finding and exploiting the Jar’s supernatural powers. But once Creed locates Solomon’s Jar, will its intrinsically evil powers influence her resolve to do God’s will?

SOLIDWORKS 2018: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users

***SOLIDWORKS 2018: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate User*** textbook is designed for instructor-led courses as well as for self-paced learning. It is intended to help engineers and designers interested in learning SOLIDWORKS for creating 3D mechanical design. This textbook is a great help for new SOLIDWORKS users and a great teaching aid in classroom training. This textbook consists of 14 chapters, total 782 pages covering major environments of SOLIDWORKS: Sketching environment, Part modeling environment, Assembly environment, and Drawing environment, which teach you how to use the SOLIDWORKS mechanical design software to build parametric models and assemblies, and how to make drawings of those parts and assemblies. This textbook also includes a chapter on creating multiple configurations of a design.
This textbook not only focuses on the usages of the tools/commands of SOLIDWORKS but also on the concept of design. Every chapter of this textbook contains tutorials which instruct users how things can be done in SOLIDWORKS step by step. Moreover, every chapter ends with hands-on test drives which allow users to experience themselves the ease-of-use and powerful capabilities of SOLIDWORKS.
**Table of Contents:**
Chapter 1. Introduction to SOLIDWORKS
Chapter 2. Drawing Sketches with SOLIDWORKS
Chapter 3. Editing and Modifying Sketches
Chapter 4. Applying Geometric Relations and Dimensions
Chapter 5. Creating First/Base Feature of Solid Models
Chapter 6. Creating Reference Geometries
Chapter 7. Advanced Modeling – I
Chapter 8. Advanced Modeling – II
Chapter 9. Patterning and Mirroring
Chapter 10. Advanced Modeling – III
Chapter 11. Working with Configurations
Chapter 12. Working with Assemblies – I
Chapter 13. Working with Assemblies – II
Chapter 14. Working with Drawings
**Main Features of the Textbook** * Comprehensive coverage of tools * Step-by-step real-world tutorials with every chapter * Hands-on test drives to enhance the skills at the end of every chapter * Additional notes and tips * Customized content for faculty (PowerPoint Presentations) * Free learning resources for faculty and students * Additional student and faculty projects * Technical support for the book by contacting [email protected]
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Sole Survivor

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A catastrophic, unexplainable plane crash leaves three hundred and thirty dead — no survivors. Among the victims are the wife and two daughters of Joe Carpenter, a Los Angeles Post crime reporter.
A year after the crash, still gripped by an almost paralyzing grief, Joe encounters a woman named Rose, who claims to have survived the crash. She holds out the possibility of a secret that will bring Joe peace of mind. But before he can ask any questions, she slips away.
Driven now by rage (have the authorities withheld information?) and a hope almost as unbearable as his grief (if there is one survivor, are there others?), Joe sets out to find the mysterious woman. His search immediately leads him into the path of a powerful and shadowy organization hell-bent on stopping Rose before she can reveal what she knows about the crash.
Sole Survivor unfolds at a heart-stopping pace, as a desperate chase and a shattering emotional odyssey lead Joe to a truth that will force him to reassess everything he thought he knew about life and death — a truth that, given the chance, will rock the world and redefine the destiny of humanity.
*From the Trade Paperback edition.*

Soldier of the Mist

Gene Wolfe has turned to the fantastic historical world of Greece, in 479 B.C., when the gods walked the Earth. Latro, a mercenary soldier from the north, has suffered a head wound in battle and has been separated from his compatriots. He has not only lost the memory of who he is and where he is from, he has also lost the ability to remember from day to day and must live out of context in an eternal present, every day rediscovering the shreds of his identity and the nature of the world around him, aided only by a written record that he attempts to continue daily and must read every morning.
But in recompense for his unhappy condition Latro has received the ability to see and converse with invisible beings, all the gods and goddesses, ghosts and demons and werewolves, who inhabit the land and affect the lives of others, all unseen. Everyone knows that supernatural creatures are constantly around them and sometimes, under special circumstances, can perceive them—but Latro is now constantly able to penetrate the veil of the supernatural, which is both a triumph and a danger.

Soldier Of Sidon

Latro forgets everything when he sleeps. Writing down his experiences every day and reading his journal anew each morning gives him a poignantly tenuous hold on himself, but his story’s hold on readers is powerful indeed. The two previous novels, combined in Latro in the Mist ( Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Arete ) are generally considered classics of contemporary fantasy. Latro now finds himself in Egypt, a land of singing girls, of spiteful and conniving deities. Without his memory, he is unsure of everything, except for his desire to be free of the curse that causes him to forget.
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Soldier of Finance

Too much debt? Not enough savings? Stop your whining and get to work. It’s time to become a battle-ready financial warrior, prepared to tackle any money challenge. Modeled on the Soldier’s Handbook, which is issued to all new U.S. Army recruits, Soldier of Finance is a no-nonsense, military-style training manual to overcoming financial obstacles and building lasting wealth. Written by Jeff Rose, a Certified Financial Planner(TM) and army veteran with extensive combat experience, the book is divided into 14 modules, each section covering an essential element of financial success. You will learn how to: Evaluate your position and commit to change * Target and methodically eliminate debt * Clean up your credit report * Create tactical budgets * Build emergency savings * Invest for the short and long term * Determine an affordable mortgage size, insurance needs, and more. Complete with tales from the trenches and useful tools including quizzes, debriefings, and more–Soldier of Finance is the survival guide you need to face down your finances and bring order and prosperity to your life.

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It will transform you, turning you into a powerful financial warrior trained to face down challenges and systematically build long-term prosperity. –New Equipment Digest .. .tired of making excuses about why you can’t pay off your debt? Then look no further!… Soldier of Finance is perfect for you. –Double Saving Divas Soldier of Finance is one of my favorite books of 2013. –Gerri Detweiler, host Credit Radio .. .gives an easy-to-understand 14-week ‘boot camp’ to help you overcome your fear, break bad habits and get on the right track. –Life Happens Where this book shines is taking all the things you learn as a soldier and translating those skills…into the financial world. –Life Lessons of a Military Wife .. .takes PF newbies through basic training, to the financial trenches and out the other side to order and prosperity –Surviving and Thriving Even if you’re not a soldier, I recommend reading his book, as he does a great job of explaining financial concepts and strategies. –Financially Wise Women Certified financial planner Jeff Rose’s 14 modules give service members a no-nonsense approach to overcome financial obstacles and build lasting wealth. –Military Officer .. .survival guide for facing down financial challenges and building prosperity. –Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities This book is for You If: You’re in debt, living on the edge, or stressed about cash. –Afford Anything .. .best part of the book are the personal anecdotes – mostly from Rose, who talks not just about his experience in the military, but also about his own financial mistakes and successes. –Quizzle .. . provides a solid foundation of personal finance basics…particularly good in explaining how to establish and keep good credit…and the best ways to eliminate debt. –New York Times .. .helped me see the normal, every-day personal finance topics that I obsess about all the time in a new light…strongly recommend that you buy Soldier of Finance. –20s Finances .. .one of the best new personal finance books I have read in quite some time. I found Jeff’s story to be unique and identifiable. –A Young Pro .. .a disciplined, no-nonsense, no excuses approach to personal finance… –Get Rich Slowly .. .a no-nonsense, military-style training manual to overcoming financial obstacles and building lasting wealth. –Well Kept Wallet .. .a reference book that families could put on their bookshelves and reread on a regular basis to give their finances a checkup. –Enemy of Debt Jeff gives personal finance an interesting spin stemming very deeply from his own experiences inside and outside of the military. –Consumerism Commentary .. . [Rose] has a superior knowledge of personal finance and who can talk about money to people like they are actually people. –Dinks Finance .. .wealth of knowledge from both the military and his financial planning practice and breaks it all down in his new book for everyone to enjoy. –Money Qanda Great book full of resources for anyone wanting to take control of their finances and future. –World Traveling Military Family He shares his background and personal anecdotes to distill difficult financial topics into a language every one of us can understand. –The Military Wallet I place this financial book among one of the best, especially for those looking for actionable ways to take charge of their finances. –Planting Money Seeds Any young person looking to get their financial lives in order could benefit from reading and taking action based on this book. –Family Money Values Rose is sure to keep you intrigued as he shares his personal money stories and the stories of people he has counseled. –Black Enterprise If you’re dealing with any debt or feeling discouraged about your own retirement planning…get your hands on the book. –The Military Guide It isn’t just for those who have served in the military, it is for anyone who has made bad money decisions in their past. –Money Plan SOS .. .no-nonsense approach to overcoming financial obstacles. –Jasonrprice.com
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Soldier of Arete

Of all mortals, Latro was the least favoured – or the most.
The wound that had destroyed his memory had given him the ability to see the unseen: the world of the gods, the demi-gods and the fabulous.
Each day events were entered on a scroll so that the next morning he could know his friends, his rivals and have some understanding of what had gone before.
He had fought with Xerxes at Thermopylae and been driven from Athenian Greece. Now with his companions, Io the slave girl and Seven Lions the African warrior, he was travelling among the Thracians and the Amazons, seeking both his future and his past.

Solar Lottery

Solar Lottery by Philip K. Dick
The year is 2203, and the ruler of the Universe is chosen according to the random laws of a strange game under the control of Quizmaster Verrick. But when Ted Bentley, a research technician recently dismissed from his job, signs on to work for Verrick, he has no idea that Leon Cartwright is about to become the new Quizmaster. Nor does he know that he’s about to play an integral part in the plot to assassinate Cartwright so that Verrick can resume leadership of a universe not nearly as random as it appears.
Winner of both the Hugo and John W. Campbell awards for best novel, widely regarded as the premiere science fiction writer of his day, and the object of cult-like adoration from his legions of fans, Philip K. Dick has come to be seen in a literary light that defies classification in much the same way as Borges and Calvino. With breathtaking insight, he utilizes vividly unfamiliar worlds to evoke the hauntingly and hilariously familiar in our society and ourselves.
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Soft Skills:The software developer’s life manual

**Summary**
*Soft Skills: The software developer’s life manual* is a unique guide, offering techniques and practices for a more satisfying life as a professional software developer. In it, developer and life coach John Sonmez addresses a wide range of important “soft” topics, from career and productivity to personal finance and investing, and even fitness and relationships, all from a developer-centric viewpoint.
Forewords by Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob) and Scott Hanselman.
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
**About the Book**
For most software developers, coding is the fun part. The hard bits are dealing with clients, peers, and managers, staying productive, achieving financial security, keeping yourself in shape, and finding true love. This book is here to help.
*Soft Skills: The software developer’s life manual* is a guide to a well-rounded, satisfying life as a technology professional. In it, developer and life coach John Sonmez offers advice to developers on important “soft” subjects like career and productivity, personal finance and investing, and even fitness and relationships. Arranged as a collection of 71 short chapters, this fun-to-read book invites you to dip in wherever you like. A Taking Action section at the end of each chapter shows you how to get quick results. Soft Skills will help make you a better programmer, a more valuable employee, and a happier, healthier person.
**What’s Inside**
* Boost your career by building a personal brand
* John’s secret ten-step process for learning quickly
* Fitness advice to turn your geekiness to your advantage
* Unique strategies for investment and early retirement
**About the Author**
**John Sonmez** is a developer, teacher, and life coach who helps technical professionals boost their careers and live a more fulfilled life.
**Table of Contents**
1. Why this book is unlike any book you’ve ever read
##### SECTION 1: CAREER
1. Getting started with a “BANG!”: Don’t do what everyone else does
2. Thinking about the future: What are your goals?
3. People skills: You need them more than you think
4. Hacking the interview
5. Employment options: Enumerate your choices
6. What kind of software developer are you?
7. Not all companies are equal
8. Climbing the corporate ladder
9. Being a professional
10. Freedom: How to quit your job
11. Freelancing: Going out on your own
12. Creating your first product
13. Do you want to start a startup?
14. Working remotely survival strategies
15. Fake it till you make it
16. Resumes are BORING—Let’s fix that
17. Don’t get religious about technology
##### SECTION 2: MARKETING YOURSELF
1. Marketing basics for code monkeys
2. Building a brand that gets you noticed
3. Creating a wildly successful blog
4. Your primary goal: Add value to others
5. # UsingSocialNetworks
6. Speaking, presenting, and training: Speak geek
7. Writing books and articles that attract a following
8. Don’t be afraid to look like an idiot
##### SECTION 3: LEARNING
1. Learning how to learn: How to teach yourself
2. My 10-step process
3. Steps 1-6: Do these once
4. Steps 7-10: Repeat these
5. Looking for mentors: Finding your Yoda
6. Taking on an apprentice: Being Yoda
7. Teaching: Learn you want? Teach you must.
8. Do you need a degree or can you “wing it?”
9. Finding gaps in your knowledge
##### SECTION 4: PRODUCTIVITY
1. It all starts with focus
2. My personal productivity plan
3. Pomodoro Technique
4. My quota system: How I get way more done than I should
5. Holding yourself accountable
6. Multitasking dos and don’ts
7. Burnout: I’ve got the cure!
8. How you’re wasting your time
9. The importance of having a routine
10. Developing habits: Brushing your code
11. Breaking things down: How to eat an elephant
12. The value of hard work and why you keep avoiding it
13. Any action is better than no action
##### SECTION 5: FINANCIAL
1. What are you going to do with your paycheck?
2. How to negotiate your salary
3. Options: Where all the fun is
4. Bits and bytes of real estate investing
5. Do you really understand your retirement plan?
6. The danger of debt: SSDs are expensive
7. Bonus: How I retired at 33
##### SECTION 6: FITNESS
1. Why you need to hack your health
2. Setting your fitness criteria
3. Thermodynamics, calories, and you
4. Motivation: Getting your butt out of the chair
5. How to gain muscle: Nerds can have bulging biceps
6. How to get hash-table abs
7. Starting RunningProgram.exe
8. Standing desks and other hacks
9. Tech gear for fitness: Geeking out
##### SECTION 7: SPIRIT
1. How the mind influences the body
2. Having the right mental attitude: Rebooting
3. Building a positive self-image: Programming your brain
4. Love and relationships: Computers can’t hold your hand
5. My personal success book list
6. Facing failure head-on
7. Parting words
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Social Media Marketing All-in-One For Dummies

Face Facebook, link up with LinkedIn, and tweet with Twitter using this all-in-one guide!
Marketing your business through social media isn’t rocket science. Here’s how to apply the marketing savvy you already have to the social media your prospects are using, helping you get and keep more customers, make more sales, and boost your bottom line.
* Find the business side — explore the variety of social media options and research where your target audience hangs out
* Collect your tools — discover ways to simplify posting in multiple locations and how to monitor activity
* Establish your presence — start a blog or podcast to build a following
* Follow and be followed — find the right people to follow on Twitter and get them to follow you
* Fan out — showcase your company with a customized Facebook business page
* Follow up — use analytics to assess the success of your social media campaign
Open the book and find:
* Tips for finding your target market
* Important legal considerations
* Step-by-step guidance for setting up a campaign
* Lots of helpful technology tools
* Blogging and podcasting advice
* How to make Twitter pay off for your business
* Tools for analyzing your success in each medium
* When to move forward and when to pull back
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Face Facebook, link up with LinkedIn, and tweet with Twitter using this all-in-one guide!
Marketing your business through social media isn’t rocket science. Here’s how to apply the marketing savvy you already have to the social media your prospects are using, helping you get and keep more customers, make more sales, and boost your bottom line.
* Find the business side — explore the variety of social media options and research where your target audience hangs out
* Collect your tools — discover ways to simplify posting in multiple locations and how to monitor activity
* Establish your presence — start a blog or podcast to build a following
* Follow and be followed — find the right people to follow on Twitter and get them to follow you
* Fan out — showcase your company with a customized Facebook business page
* Follow up — use analytics to assess the success of your social media campaign
Open the book and find:
* Tips for finding your target market
* Important legal considerations
* Step-by-step guidance for setting up a campaign
* Lots of helpful technology tools
* Blogging and podcasting advice
* How to make Twitter pay off for your business
* Tools for analyzing your success in each medium
* When to move forward and when to pull back
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Face Facebook, link up with LinkedIn, and tweet with Twitter using this all-in-one guide!

Marketing your business through social media isn’t rocket science. Here’s how to apply the marketing savvy you already have to the social media your prospects are using, helping you get and keep more customers, make more sales, and boost your bottom line.
* Find the business side — explore the variety of social media options and research where your target audience hangs out
* Collect your tools — discover ways to simplify posting in multiple locations and how to monitor activity
* Establish your presence — start a blog or podcast to build a following
* Follow and be followed — find the right people to follow on Twitter and get them to follow you
* Fan out — showcase your company with a customized Facebook business page
* Follow up — use analytics to assess the success of your social media campaign

Open the book and find:
* Tips for finding your target market
* Important legal considerations
* Step-by-step guidance for setting up a campaign
* Lots of helpful technology tools
* Blogging and podcasting advice
* How to make Twitter pay off for your business
* Tools for analyzing your success in each medium
* When to move forward and when to pull back

8 books in 1
* The Social Media Mix
* Cybersocial Tools
* Blogs, Podcasts, and Vlogs
* Twitter
* Facebook
* LinkedIn
* Other Social Media Marketing Sites
* Measuring Results; Building On Your Success

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

SUMMARY: Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription, the mysterious disappearance of Earth’s dolphins, and the discovery of his battered copy of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy all conspire to give Arthur the sneaking suspicion that something otherworldly is indeed going on. . . . God only knows what it all means. And fortunately, He left behind a Final Message of explanation. But since it’s light-years away from Earth, on a star surrounded by souvenir booths, finding out what it is will mean hitching a ride to the far reaches of space aboard a UFO with a giant robot. But what else is new? “From the Paperback edition.”

Snuff

**From the master of literary mayhem and provocation, a full-frontal Triple X novel that goes where no American work of fiction has gone before
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Cassie Wright, porn priestess, intends to cap her legendary career by breaking the world record for serial fornication. On camera. With six hundred men.Snuff unfolds from the perspectives of Mr. 72, Mr. 137, and Mr. 600, who await their turn on camera in a very crowded green room. This wild, lethally funny, and thoroughly researched novel brings the huge yet underacknowledged presence of pornography in contemporary life into the realm of literary fiction at last. Who else but Chuck Palahniuk would dare do such a thing? Who else could do it so well, so unflinchingly, and with such an incendiary (you might say) climax?
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It’s glorious, gloriously depraved. Gloriously funny, gloriously heartbreaking and gloriously outrageous, just what you might expect from a writer continually pushing at the boundaries of literature…confirms Palahniuk once again as a compelling, daring and vital writer Herald Every bit as dangerous as it sounds… Snuff is a deliciously disturbing, superbly paced and graphically obnoxious read Maxim Snuff is a Chernobyl of taboos…Palahniuk investigates his novels for months before he begins to write, so they always have a journalistic reek of authenticity and immediacy: he is like Tom Wolfe on acid… Think of it as The Bonfire of the Inanities. Once you have come down and mopped up the vomit, you will be glad you snorted this particular Snuff Independent You’ll bite your pillow laughing Arena Palahniuk is a deeply talented and original satirist…a class act of characterisation and situation comedy, wrapped up in something much more important Daily Mirror
(source: Bol.com)

Snow in the Desert

In the parched, arid wastes of this far-flung Polity world, Snow is being hunted. With a prize on his head and his life in danger, trust is a luxury he can’t afford. Hirald, pale and deadly in the blistering heat, is an ambiguous presence. But who is she? What does she want from him? Mankind has sought Snow’s secret for thousands of years, and blood will flow in the desert before it’s revealed.
This short tale is compelling, brutal and lingers long after the final word: the perfect introduction to Neal Asher’s Polity universe fiction.