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The Rocky Road to Romance

The Rocky Road to Romance by Janet Evanovich
When the delightful, daffy Dog Lady of station WZZZ offered to take on the temporary job of traffic reporter, Steve Crow tried to think of reasons to turn Daisy Adams down. Perhaps he knew that sharing the close quarters of a car with her for hours would give the handsome program director no room to resist her quirky charms. He’d always favored low-slung sports cars and high-heeled women, but that was before he fell for a free spirit who caught crooks by accident, loved old people and pets, and had just too many jobs!
Loving Daisy turned Steve’s life upside down, especially once he adopted Bob, a couch potato masquerading as a huge dog. But was Daisy finally ready to play for keeps?

Rock My Body

**FINAL FULL-LENGTH NOVEL IN THE New York Times and USA Today Bestselling BLACK FALCON SERIES** Tyke Douglas is tired of being the glue that holds the hottest band in the world together. If the rest of the guys are out doing their own thing, then why shouldn’t he? He’s about to turn things up a notch and bring a whole new level of crazy into Black Falcon’s world. Francine Mead is putting her sordid past behind and is determined to help others overcome their demons along side her. The first step in her new life is taking a job as an addiction counselor, where she can mentor others through their struggles. Francine never expected to be lured back into temptation when her first sexy celebrity client, Tyke Douglas walks through her door. The moment she lays eyes on him, she’s in trouble. Both Tyke and Francine know a relationship between them would be a disaster, but with each session, things continue to heat up, making it impossible to deny the connection they share. Boundaries cross, attractions heighten and both of their willpowers will be tested to the very limit. Novel centers around Tyke Douglas, bassist of Black Falcon, and is final book in the series. Series Order: ROCK THE HEART (Black Falcon, #1) ROCK THE BAND (Black Falcon, #1.5)–FREE Novella ROCK MY BED (Black Falcon, #2) ROCK MY WORLD (Black Falcon, #2.5)–FREE Novella ROCK THE BEAT (Black Falcon, #3) ROCK MY BODY (Black Falcon, #4) **Author’s note: Each full-length novel can be read as a stand alone novel. While it’s not necessary to read the books in order, it will enhance the reader’s overall experience of the series.**

Rock Me: Wicked: A Rockstar Erotic Romance

Lena never forgot…Alex Lavigne would always be the one who got away. Now 10 years later, Lena’s dreams are haunted by x-rated fantasies starring the sexy hunk who has since become lead guitarist for the wildly popular band, Cold Fusion.Alex’s world is turned upside down…When Lena reenters his life, she rocks his whole world. He’ll do whatever it takes to hold onto her.Together… Their passions explode beyond their most wicked imaginings. But is that enough to overcome the many obstacles standing in their way?Warning: This book is for mature audiences only! It contains very explicit descriptions of sex and sexual acts.Excerpt: His voice sounded rough and sexy. “Now the panties, Lena. Take them off.”I took my time sliding them down my long legs. My body was on fire for him. Ineeded him more that moment than I’ve needed anything in my life.He looked directly at me, his eyes half-lidded with lust. “Now spread yourlegs open for me.”With my heart beating like crazy in my chest, I slowly opened my legs. My pussy wasthrobbing with demand as Alex’s stare branded trails of fire all over my body.The scent of my arousal reached my nose as Alex clicked another picture.”Fuck, yeah. God, you are so wet. You’re so gorgeous, Lena.”The click of the camera on the phone sent sizzling jolts of pleasure straight to mycore. I leaned back again, thrusting my chest out and spreading my legsfurther.Alex groaned. “Oh, God. You’re driving me insane.” He clicked anotherpicture. “Lena, my mouth is going to feast on that sweet pussy of yoursuntil you’re screaming out my name.”The air crackled between us, but Alex just stood there looking at me with fireblazing in his eyes.I was done with pictures; I needed him now.”You seem to be all talk and no action, Alex.”My hands slid up my stomach and I rubbed my palms over my nipples. I tweaked themwith my fingers as I spoke, “My nipples are so hard. They need to besucked. I want your lips surrounding them, sucking them into your mouth,pulling on them, because they hurt so bad for you.”At first, it felt slutty talking like that, but when I saw the effect it had on Alex,it emboldened me and drove me further.My right hand slipped down my stomach and slipped over my mound. “And thispretty pussy feels so empty right now. I want your mouth right here, too.”Alex seemed frozen to the spot. My finger started circling my swollen clit. “Iwant your lips right here. Kissing me. Sucking me.”Then my finger started sliding up and down the entire length of my slippery slit.”And your tongue rubbing and licking up and down here. And see how wet I amfor you? I want you to taste my juices. I want your tongue to push insideme.”Alex groaned as I slipped a finger inside my juicy hole. “And your fingers canrub me in here too. Until you take out that magnificent cock of yours and slideit deep into me.”Alex looked shaken.He dropped his phone on the end of the bed and grabbed myleg, pulling me toward him… 

Rock Hard Love

Simone Navarro is your average small town girl-next-door starting out at a major talent agency in Los Angeles and one of the agency’s most temperamental clients isn’t happy.
James Turner is the bad boy lead singer and rhythm guitarist for Battery, the world’s hottest heavy metal band and the kind of guy Simone is sure she can’t stand.
When they meet, however, sparks fly and James pursues Simone with the same raw passion he pours into his music. His aggressive pursuit has Simone weak in the knees and scared out of her wits…but she can’t deny the feelings beginning to stir within her for the sexy rock star.
Rock Hard Love is the story of two people from two very different worlds whose torrid love affair has its own consequences for the unlikely couple. Soon though, even their deepest feelings can’t shelter them from those that conspire against them. Can the lovers defy the odds or will the forces that drive their passion also tear them apart?
At nearly 30,000 words, Rock Hard Love is a satisfying erotic romance full of deep passion, torrid sex and dire conflict sure to leave you wanting for more.

Rock Hard

In New York Times Bestselling author Nalini Singh’s newest contemporary romance, passion ignites between a gorgeous, sinfully sexy man who built himself up from nothing and a shy woman who has a terrible secret in her past…

Wealthy businessman Gabriel Bishop rules the boardroom with the same determination and ruthlessness that made him a rock star on the rugby field. He knows what he wants, and he’ll go after it no-holds-barred.

And what he wants is Charlotte Baird.

Charlotte knows she’s a mouse. Emotionally scarred and painfully shy, she just wants to do her job and remain as invisible as possible. But the new CEO—a brilliant, broad-shouldered T-Rex of a man who growls and storms through the office, leaving carnage in his wake—clearly has other plans. Plans that may be equal parts business and bedroom.

If Charlotte intends to survive this battle of wits and hearts, the mouse will have to learn to wrangle the T-Rex. Game on.

(source: Bol.com)

Roc and a Hard Place

The Demoness Metria asks Magician Humfrey for help in solving a perplexing personal problem, but before he can help her, she must search Xanth for a suitable jury for the trial of Roxanne Roc, a noble and virtuous bird charged with a most improbable offense. Reissue.

Fans of the author’s trademark humor will relish this latest jaunt through the wacky world of Xanth; new readers too will enjoy the fun. -Publishers Weekly Another of Piers Anthony’s frothy and delightfully frivolous fantasy novels about the land of Xanth, where puns and playfulness reign supreme. – The Toronto Star
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Robots and Empire

Isaac Asmiov’s classic novel about the decline and fall of Solaria. Gladia Delmarre’s homeworld, the Spacer planet Solaria, has been abandoned – by its human population. Countless robots remain there. And when traders from Settler worlds attempt to salvage them, the robots of Solaria turn to killing…in defiance of the Three Laws of Robotics. Pax Robotica Long ago, Gladia’s robots Daneel and Giskard played a vital role in opening the worlds beyond the Solar system to Settlers from Earth. Now the conscience-stricken robots are faced with an even greater challenge. Either the sacred Three Laws of Robotics are in ruins – or a new, superior Law must be established to bring peace to the galaxy. With Madam Gladia and D.G. Baley – the captain of the Settler traders and a descendant of the robots’ friend Elijah Baley – Daneel and Giskard travel to the robot stronghold of Solaria…where they uncover a sinister Spacer plot to destroy Earth itself.

Robot Visions

The Positronic Robot Stories. From Isaac Asimov, the writer whose name is synonymous with robots and the science of robotics, here are five decades of robot visions–18 of the landmark Asimov Positronic Robot Stories and many of Asimov’s insightful essays, including three rare tales–gathered together in one volume. Meet all of Asimov’s most famous creations: Robbie, the very first robot that his imagination brought to life; Susan Calvin, the original robot psychologist; Stephen Byerley, the humanoid robot; and the famous human-robot detective team of Lije Baley and R. Daneel Olivaw, who have appeared in such bestselling novesl as The Robots of Dawn and Robots and Empire. Let the master himself guide you through the key moments in the fictional history of robot-human relations–from the most primitive computers and movile machines to the first robot to become a man.
Robot Visions • cover and interior artwork by Ralph McQuarrie
Introduction: The Robot Chronicles • essay by Isaac Asimov
Robot Visions / short story by Isaac Asimov
Too Bad! (1989) / short story by Isaac Asimov
Robbie (1940) / short story by Isaac Asimov (variant of Strange Playfellow)
Reason [Mike Donovan] (1941) / short story by Isaac Asimov
Liar! [Susan Calvin] (1941) / short story by Isaac Asimov
Runaround [Mike Donovan] (1942) / novelette by Isaac Asimov
Evidence [Susan Calvin] (1946) / novelette by Isaac Asimov
Little Lost Robot [Susan Calvin] (1947) / novelette by Isaac Asimov
The Evitable Conflict [Susan Calvin] (1950) / novelette by Isaac Asimov
Feminine Intuition [Susan Calvin] (1969) / novelette by Isaac Asimov
The Bicentennial Man (1976) / novelette by Isaac Asimov
Someday (1956) / short story by Isaac Asimov
Think! (1977) / short story by Isaac Asimov
Segregationist (1967) / short story by Isaac Asimov
Mirror Image [Elijah Bailey/R. Daneel Olivaw] (1972) / short story by Isaac Asimov
Lenny [Susan Calvin] (1958) / short story by Isaac Asimov
Galley Slave [Susan Calvin] (1957) / novelette by Isaac Asimov
Christmas Without Rodney (1988) / short story by Isaac Asimov
Essays by Isaac Asimov: Robots I Have Known (1954); The New Teachers (1976); Whatever You Wish (1977); The Friends We Make (1977); Our Intelligent Tools (1977); The Laws of Robotics (1979); Future Fantastic (1989); The Machine and the Robot (1978); The New Profession (1979); The Robot As Enemy? (1979); Intelligences Together (1979); My Robots (1987); The Laws of Humanics (1987); Cybernetic Organism (1987); The Sense of Humor (1988); Robots in Combination (1988).
The volume features many black-and-white illustrations by Ralph McQuarrie.

Robot Operating System Cookbook

**Leverage the power of ROS to build exciting collaborative robots.**
#### Key Features
* Delve into an open source, meta-operating system for your robot
* Get acquainted with tools and libraries for building and running code on multiple platforms
* Use Gazebo to model your robot and create a virtual environment
#### Book Description
This book will leverage the power of ROS with an introduction to its core and advanced concepts through exciting recipes. You will get acquainted with the use of different synchronous and asynchronous communication methods, including messages, services, and actions. You will learn how to use the various debugging and visualization tools used in development and how to interface sensors and actuators with the ROS framework.
Firstly, you will get to grips with ROS simulation frameworks, such as Gazebo and RotorS for modeling and simulating any physical robot and virtual environment. You will also cover mobile robotics, micro-aerial vehicles, and robotic arms, which are the leading branches of robotic applications. Robot Operating System Cookbook will also guide you in the development of an autonomous navigation framework for both mobile robots and micro-aerial vehicles.
Finally, you will explore ROS-Industrial, an open source project that extends the advanced capabilities of ROS software to manufacturing industries.
#### What you will learn
* Explore advanced concepts, such as ROS pluginlib, nodelets, and actionlib
* Work with ROS visualization, profiling, and debugging tools
* Gain experience in robot modeling and simulation using Gazebo
* Understand the ROS Navigation Stack for mobile robots
* Configure a MoveIt! package for a manipulator robot
* Develop an autonomous navigation framework for MAV using ORB SLAM and MoveIt
* Integrate sensors, actuators, and robots into the ROS ecosystem
* Get acquainted with the ROS-Industrial package with hardware support, capabilities, and applications
#### Who this book is for
If you’re a researcher or engineer with an interest in the problems, solutions, and future research issues that you may encounter in the development of robotic applications, this book is for you. Basic knowledge of C++ and Python programming with the GNU/Linux environment is strongly recommended to assist with understanding the key concepts covered in the book.

Robot Dreams

Robot Dreams by Isaac Asimov
**From the Bestselling Author of *I, Robot***

 “His name is synonymous with all that is best in science fiction.”—*The New York Times*

In a career spanning nearly fifty years, Isaac Asimov—science writer, historian, and futurist—accurately predicted how technological breakthroughs would be developed and utilized, years before they became reality. His foresight envisioned calculators, computerized cars, and advances in the field of robotics in such popular books as *I, Robot*; *Robots and Empire*; and *The Robots of Dawn*.

*Robot Dreams* spans the body of his fiction from the 1940s to the mid-1980s, featuring all of the classic Asimovian themes—from the scientific puzzle and the extraterrestrial thriller to the psychological discourse—presented by the author in an introductory essay.

In addition to the title story (a *Locus *poll winner, and Hugo and Nebula Award finalist), this collection features several of Asimov’s robot tales. A robopsychologist must outwit a machine determined to stay hidden in “Little Robot Lost;” a woman’s talent for “Light Verse” overshadows her true accomplishments with her robot servants; and “The Last Question” presented to computer after computer over a hundred billion years may remain forever unanswered.

**“Classic science fiction . . . includes many of Asimov’s best.”—*Chronicle* **

** “The collection gathers 20 of Asimov’s greatest (with Asimov, the word ‘great’ is no mere hyperbole), older short stories, plus one new tale written especially for this book, and an important essay which opens the book.”—*Starlog***

Robot Builder’s Bonanza

The bestselling guide to robot building-fully updated for the latest technologies Learn to build fun and interesting robots-from kits, pre-made parts, or from scratch-using the hands-on information contained in this practical guide. The book clearly explains the essential hardware, circuits, and brains and contains easy-to-follow, step-by-step plans for low-cost, cool robotics projects. Robot Builder’s Bonanza, Fifth Edition contains more than 30 new projects for hobbyists of all ages and skill levels. The projects are modular and can be combined to create a variety of highly intelligent and workable custom robots. Along the way, you will discover the wonders of mechanical design, electronics, and computer programming. Who knew learning could be so fun! *Includes working robot plans for Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and BBC micro:bit *Online content includes source code and extended project plans *Written by a dedicated hobbyist, robotics expert, and experienced author
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Robinson Crusoe

EDITORIAL REVIEW: ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP The acclaimed tale of a shipwrecked Englishman who finds himself stranded on an island off the coast of South America — a story of survival, self-reliance, adventure, and faith. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: • A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information • A chronology of the author’s life and work • A timeline of significant events that provides the book’s historical context • An outline of key themes to guide the reader’s own interpretations • Detailed explanatory notes • Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader’s experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world’s finest books to their full potential.


Roadwork by Stephen King
Only Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, can imagine the horror of a good and angry man who fights back against bureaucracy when it threatens to destroy his vitality, home, and memories. “Under any name King mesmerizes the reader” (*Chicago Sun-Times*).
*“I listened to myself. But people talk a different language inside.” *
It’s all coming to an end for Barton Dawes. The city’s Highway 784 extension is in the process of being constructed right across town and inexorably through every aspect of Bart’s existence—whether it’s about to barrel over the laundry plant where he makes a living, or soon to smash through the very home where he makes a life. But as a result, something’s been happening inside Bart’s head that a heartless local bureaucracy isn’t prepared for—a complete and irrevocable burnout of the mental circuit breaker that keeps a mild-mannered person from turning to violent means. As the wheels of progress and a demolition crew continue unabated throughout Bart’s neighborhood, he’s not about to give everything up without a fight. As a matter of fact, he’s ready and waiting to ignite an explosive confrontation with the legislative forces gathered against him….

The Road to San Giovanni

A major testament by an essential 20th century writer composed of five strikingly elegant “memory exercises” about his life and work–now available in paperback. With visionary passion, the author traces pieces of his childhood and adolescence, his experiences during WWII, and more. “Storytelling at its best.”–Chicago Tribune.
*From the Trade Paperback edition.*

The Road Not Taken

In this biography of Edward Lansdale (1908-1987), the man said to be the model for Greene’s The Quiet American, Max Boot demonstrates how Lansdale pioneered a ‘hearts and minds’ diplomacy, first in the Philippines, then in Vietnam. It was a visionary policy that, as Boot reveals, was ultimately crushed by America’s giant military bureaucracy, steered by elitist generals who favoured napalm bombs over winning the trust of the people.

Through dozens of interviews and access to never-before-seen documents, Boot recasts this cautionary American story, tracing the bold rise and the crashing fall of Lansdale from the battle of Dien Bien Phu to the humiliating American evaculation in 1975. Boot rescues Lansdale from historical ignominy and suggests that Vietnam could have been different had we only listened.

With reverberations that continue to resonate, this is a biography of profound historical consequence.


‘A thoroughly engaging and enlightening biography’ Military History Monthly. ‘Provides new perspective on a murky period in American history’ Choice magazine. ‘Judicious and absorbing’ New York Times Book Review. ‘Controversial in some of its conclusions, perhaps, as Lansdale’s arguments were in their day, and essential reading for students of military policy and the Vietnam conflict’ Kirkus starred review. ‘Brilliant … offers important lessons for the present day’ David Petraeus, former Director of CIA. ‘A fascinating portrait of Lansdale … superb’ Philip Caputo, author of A Rumor of War. ‘I couldn’t stop reading this’ Karl Marlantes, author of Matterhorn.
(source: Bol.com)

The River of Time

The River of Time brings together eleven short stories, including “The Crystal Spheres” (WINNER: Hugo Award Best SF Short Story 1985), and four new stories published here for the first time.
Here are powerful tales of heroism and humanity, playful excursions into realms of fancy, and profound meditations on time, memory, and our place in the universe.
The Crystal Spheres
The Loom of Thessaly
The Fourth Vocation of George Gustaf
Senses Three and Six
Toujours Voir
A Stage of Memory
Just a Hint
Tank Farm Dynamo
Thor Meets Captain America
The River of Time