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Wheels and Heels

As a teenager, Ira Bedford fled a troubled home life and people who didn’t understand his penchant for feminine things. In the city, he fell in with Cedric, who found him work as an underage stripper. It took him years to escape Cedric’s influence and try to build a life of his own.
Now, he just wants to be left alone to create his art. But Cedric’s on-going harassment means Ira had to drop out of art school, is squatting in a friend’s apartment, and is still relying on his allure as a sexy, skirt-wearing exotic dancer to pay his bills.
Then he meets Jed. Part-time bartender and the apartment building’s superintendent, Jed is just the right mix of strong, kind, and protective to pull Ira out of hiding. He also welcomes Ira into his chosen family at the Hen and Hog Pub. But Ira yearns for more. Still, he doesn’t dare to hope that Jed will want him and his questionable past, his skirts and high heels, his hang-ups, and the profession he seems unable to escape. But Jed will do anything to prove him wrong.

Welding Basics and Chopper Frame Fabrication!

This document is designed for the Professional and the Novice.
Welding Basics and Chopper Frame Fabrication:
As a Professional, you may have been welding for years, but may have
forgotten some things or perhaps have slipped into some undesirable
habits. This will re-introduce you to safety issues, processes used, and
assembly refreshers.
On the other hand, if you are new to Chopper Fabrication and just starting out, this document will introduce you to some very important issues relating to the Chopper Fabrication process.
ATTENTION: This was formatted from the pdf version of our guide and it’s not perfect. It’s not bad either. But we want to be upfront with you in the fact that some of the formatting will be off a bit, however the overall guide I believe you will find to be very useful and helpful. If you don’t think so please request a refund 🙂

Welcome to Witchhood

When college plans go awry, Mirabelle finds herself in rural Pennsylvania living on her sister’s farm. Strange things begin to happen, and Mirabelle is thrown into a new world full of magic, realms, and soul mates.

Walkaway

In a world wrecked by climate change, in a society owned by the ultra-rich, in a city hollowed out by industrial flight, Hubert, etc, Seth and Natalie have nowhere else to be and nothing better to do.
But there is another way. After all, now that anyone can design and print the basic necessities of life – food, clothing, shelter – from a computer, there is little reason to toil within the system. So, like thousands of others in the mid-21st century, the three of them turn their back on the world of rules, jobs, the morning commute and… walkaway.
It’s a dangerous world out there, the empty lands are lawless, hiding predators – animal and human alike. Still, when the initial pioneer walkaways flourish, the thousands become hundreds of thousands, building what threatens to beome a post-scarcity utopia. But then the walkaways discover the one thing the ultra-rich have never been able to buy: how to beat death. And now it’s war – a war that will turn the world upside down.
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### Review
“Is Doctorow’s fictional utopia bravely idealistic or bitterly ironic? The answer is in our own hands. A dystopian future is in no way inevitable; *Walkaway* reminds us that the world we choose to build is the one we’ll inhabit. Technology empowers both the powerful and the powerless, and if we want a world with more liberty and less control, we’re going to have to fight for it.”–Edward Snowden
“The darker the hour, the better the moment for a rigorously-imagined utopian fiction. *Walkaway* is now the best contemporary example I know of, its utopia glimpsed after fascinatingly-extrapolated revolutionary struggle. A wonderful novel: everything we’ve come to expect from Cory Doctorow and more.”–William Gibson
“Cory Doctorow has authored the *Bhagavad Gita* of hacker/maker/burner/open source/git/gnu/wiki/99%/adjunctfaculty/Anonymous/shareware/thingiverse/cypherpunk/LGTBQIA*/squatter/upcycling culture and zipped it down into a pretty damned tight techno-thriller with a lot of sex in it.”–Neal Stephenson
“Cory Doctorow is one of our most important science fiction writers, because he’s also a public intellectual in the old style: he brings the news and explains it, making clearer the confusions of our wild current moment. His fiction is always the heart of his work, and this is his best book yet, describing vividly the revolutionary beginnings of a new way of being. In a world full of easy dystopias, he writes the hard utopia, and what do you know, his utopia is both more thought-provoking and more fun.”–Kim Stanley Robinson
### About the Author
**Cory Doctorow** is a blogger, journalist, and author of nonfiction and award-winning science fiction. His science fiction has won numerous awards, and his young-adult novel **Little Brother** spent seven weeks on **the New York Times** bestseller list. He is a contributing author to *Wired* magazine, and his writing has been published in the *New York Times Sunday Magazine* , the *Globe and Mail* , the *Boston Globe* , *Popular Science* , and others. He is coeditor of the blog *Boing Boing* , and he was named one of the web’s twenty-five “influencers” by *Forbes* and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. His novels have earned such awards as the Prometheus Award, the 2000 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, Locus Award for Best First Novel, Sunburst Award, White Pine Award, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. He has served as Canadian regional director of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles.

Waking, Dreaming, Being

A renowned philosopher of the mind, also known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science, Evan Thompson combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep, dreaming, and meditation with Indian and Western philosophy of mind, casting new light on the self and its relation to the brain. Thompson shows how the self is a changing process, not a static thing. When we are awake we identify with our body, but if we let our mind wander or daydream, we project a mentally imagined self into the remembered past or anticipated future. As we fall asleep, the impression of being a bounded self distinct from the world dissolves, but the self reappears in the dream state. If we have a lucid dream, we no longer identify only with the self within the dream. Our sense of self now includes our dreaming self, the “I” as dreamer. Finally, as we meditate—either in the waking state or in a lucid dream—we can observe whatever images or thoughts arise and how we tend to identify with them as “me.” We can also experience sheer awareness itself, distinct from the changing contents that make up our image of the self. Contemplative traditions say that we can learn to let go of the self, so that when we die we can witness its dissolution with equanimity. Thompson weaves together neuroscience, philosophy, and personal narrative to depict these transformations, adding uncommon depth to life’s profound questions. Contemplative experience comes to illuminate scientific findings, and scientific evidence enriches the vast knowledge acquired by contemplatives.

Unwrapped

One hot night. Three naughty best friends. What can possibly go wrong?
When an upcoming birthday makes Caitlyn Sachs decide to seek a gift that doesn’t come in a box – a no-strings hookup to finally lose her pesky virginity – there’s just one problem.
She doesn’t want only one guy. She wants two.
The men she can’t pick between just happen to be her best friends and business partners, Matthew Collins and Tristan Baldwin. And both men want each other too, much to her surprise.
Then Matt offers a shocking suggestion.
She should lose her virginity not once, but twice. To them.
After being kidnapped and spirited away to a remote cabin in the mountains, Cait is ready to unwrap her Christmas present – her two sinful men – over and over again.
First time, first threesome, first time she didn’t want a night to ever end.
When the morning comes, it’s all supposed to be over. But sometimes holiday hotness can lead to forever….
***Unwrapped* ****was previously published by Cari Quinn in 2011. This book has been altered and re-edited.**

Universe in Flames – Box Set Books 1 to 5 + Bonus Novella

This is not a new book but a Box Set containing all released books in the Universe in Flames saga at a very competitive price point.
Universe in Flames is an ongoing best-selling series following the adventures of Chase Athanatos and his friends as they try to survive the next intergalactic War, ending up on planet Earth in the process. Nothing is ever as it seems in this thrilling, pumping action Science Fiction Space Opera series. Greek mythology and some fantasy elements add a dab of mysticism and originality to the otherwise action packed, suspenseful adventures of Chase Athanatos: a man unaware of who he really is and what is his place and destiny in the universe. Little does he know that he is all that stands between forces of evil intend on consuming the entire universe. Armed with his courage, convictions and with the help of the Olympian gods, he fights not only for his life but for everyone’s, on Earth and throughout the universe.
This box set contains 6 books (5 full-size novels and a novella set in the same universe). They’re presented chronologically inside the book. This set has an updated book cover as well as the latest edits and proofreads.

Unity 2017 Game Development Essentials, Third Edition: Build Fully Functional 2D and 3D Games With Realistic Environments, Sounds, Physics, Special Effects, and More!

**Go through 3D game development techniques using Unity** Key Features Kick-start your game development carrer and build ready-to-play 2D and 3D games with ease Understand the key concepts in game design including scripting, physics, instantiation, particle effects, and more Build games that run on desktop, mobile, and the web Book Description Unity is the most popular game engine among Indie developers, start-ups, and medium to large independent game development companies. This book is a complete exercise in game development covering environments, physics, sound, particles, and much more—to get you up and running with Unity rapidly. In this informal guide, you’ll get to grips with the basics of game development, starting off with using C# for scripting. You’ll get the hang of Unity’s development environment and will be able to set up the required assets for your frst 2D game. You’ll work on animating your player and getting it to move in the 2D environment. Next, you’ll see how to build the game in 3D, making use of Unity’s new 3D animation system. After building a beautiful 3D environment for the game, you’ll work with the latest physics system that Unity has to offer and will make your assets interactive. You’ll induce artifcial intelligence into the enemies and develop a mechanism to hit them with rocks and punches. Once you’ve made things pretty with the particle system, you’ll move on to optimize the game, adding a cross-platform ready UI, and publishing your game across multiple platforms. You’ll walk away with a cool 2D parallax side parallax game and an even cooler third-person 3D adventure game, but most importantly, with the confdence to build your own games. What you will learn Script games using C# Build your very first 2D and 3D games Work through the key concepts in game development such as animations, physics, and scripting Test and optimize your games to attain great performance Create fully functional menus, HUDs, and UI Create player character interactions with AI and NPC Who this book is for Who this book is written for: If you’re a designer or animator who wishes to take their first steps into game development or prototyping, or if you’ve simply spent many hours sitting in front of video games with ideas bubbling away in the back of your mind, Unity and this book should be your starting point.

Uncle John’s True Crime

You’ll be on the edge of your seat reading tales of cops, robbers, criminals, and lawyers with this little tome that packs a lot of heat. Do you like to read great stories? This book is loaded with them! We’ve rounded up the best cops-and-robber articles we’ve ever done–plus a rogue’s gallery of new offenders. You’ll read about dumb crooks and criminal masterminds, mafia henchman and low-level goons, ancient warriors and Old West gunslingers, crazed cops and jovial judges, and even a few loony lawyers and crooked Wall Street types. It’s the *True Crime* book that only Uncle John could make! Here are some of the unusual suspects . . .   *New York City’s “Mad Bomber”
* The Biddle Brothers and the Queen of the Jail
*Law and Order: Special Pants Unit
* Dopes who hide their dope in the strangest places
*America’s first private eye
* NASCAR’s bootlegging beginnings
*The real pirates of the Caribbean
* Why *CSI* makes the cops’ job even harder
*Billy the Kid and other outlaws who died with their boots on
* George Luger, Samuel Colt, and other fathers of guns
*The greatest train robberies
* Arrested for farting
* And much more!

Ubuntu Unleashed 2019 Edition: Covering 18.04, 18.10, 19.04

**Covers 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, and 19.10**
**Ubuntu Unleashed 2019 Edition** is filled with unique and advanced information for everyone who wants to make the most of the Ubuntu Linux operating system. This new edition has been thoroughly updated, including two new chapters, by a long-time Ubuntu community leader to reflect the exciting new Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release, with forthcoming online updates for 18.10, 19.04, and 19.10 when they are released.
Linux writer Matthew Helmke covers all you need to know about Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installation, configuration, productivity, multimedia, development, system administration, server operations, networking, virtualization, security, DevOps, and more–including intermediate-to-advanced techniques you won’t find in any other book.
Helmke presents up-to-the-minute introductions to Ubuntu’s key productivity and web development tools, programming languages, hardware support, and more. You’ll find new or improved coverage of the Ubuntu desktop experience, common web servers and software stacks, containers like Docker and Kubernetes, as well as a wealth of systems administration information that is stable and valuable over many years.
Configure and use the Ubuntu desktop Get started with multimedia and productivity applications, including LibreOffice Manage Linux services, users, and software packages Administer and run Ubuntu from the command line Automate tasks and use shell scripting Provide secure remote access and configure a secure VPN Manage kernels and modules Administer file, print, email, proxy, LDAP, DNS, and HTTP servers (Apache, Nginx, or alternatives) Learn about new options for managing large numbers of servers Work with databases (both SQL and the newest NoSQL alternatives) Get started with virtualization and cloud deployment, including information about containers Learn the basics about popular programming languages including Python, PHP, Perl, and gain an introduction to new alternatives such as Go and Rust

Transcendent

Koren Bladewell’s future was stolen from him, by wizards who chose to lie, to conceal the fact that Koren is a wizard. Crown princess Ariana Trehayme must find a way to become queen before her sixteenth birthday; before her indecisive mother allows all of Tarador to be conquered. **

Tilt

Two years ago Trotter saved the entire pantheon of Realm from a dark god’s revenge. Unfortunately, that didn’t stop the gods from banning her from Realm and – worst of all – from her godly parents for refusing to honor the Accord and declare her dominion. Now even her refuge in Aevum has been destroyed as the world itself is violently tilted and plunged into darkness. Angry, tired of feeling helpless and even more tired of being told not to meddle in the affairs of mortals, she’s ready to battle whatever demons she might find behind this nightmare. Instead of evil, however, she discovers another world even older than Aevum and filled with a wonderful species of people the gods created and loved briefly, then abandoned and left for dead in favor of their more entertaining creation: humanity.
In order to save both of the worlds she’s come to love, Trotter will finally be forced to choose a dominion that might mean giving up one world permanently. Yet throughout her journey she is unaware that the terrifying darkness growing within her is an omen that another dominion has already chosen her…

Till Time’s Last Sand

**The authorised history of the Bank of England by the bestselling David Kynaston, ‘the most entertaining historian alive’ ( *Spectator* ).**
‘Not an ordinary bank, but a great engine of state,’ Adam Smith declared of the Bank of England as long ago as 1776. The Bank is now over 320 years old, and throughout almost all that time it has been central to British history. Yet to most people, despite its increasingly high profile, its history is largely unknown.
*Till Time’s Last Sand* by David Kynaston is the first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of the Bank of England, opening with the Bank’s founding in 1694 in the midst of the English financial revolution and closing in 2013 with Mark Carney succeeding Mervyn King as Governor.
This is a history that fully addresses the important debates over the years about the Bank’s purpose and modes of operation and that covers such aspects as monetary and exchange-rate policies and relations with government, the City and other central banks. Yet this is also a narrative that does full justice to the leading episodes and characters of the Bank, while taking care to evoke a real sense of the place itself, with its often distinctively domestic side.
Deploying an array of piquant and revealing material from the Bank’s rich archives, *Till Time’s Last Sand* is a multi-layered and insightful portrait of one of our most important national institutions, from one of our leading historians.

Tiamat’s Wrath

**NOW A PRIME ORIGINAL SERIES** Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper. In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed, and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay. At the heart of the empire, Teresa Duarte prepares to take on the burden of her father’s godlike ambition. The sociopathic scientist Paolo Cortazar and the Mephistophelian prisoner James Holden are only two of the dangers in a palace thick with intrigue, but Teresa has a mind of her own and secrets even her father the emperor doesn’t guess. And throughout the wide human empire, the scattered crew of the Rocinante fights a brave rear-guard action against Duarte’s authoritarian regime. Memory of the old order falls away, and a future under Laconia’s eternal rule – and with it, a battle that humanity can only lose – seems more and more certain. Because against the terrors that lie between worlds, courage and ambition will not be enough . . . **The Expanse series:**
*Leviathan Wakes*
*Caliban’s War*
*Abaddon’s Gate*
*Cibola Burn*
*Nemesis Games*
*Babylon’s Ashes*
*Persepolis Rising*
*Tiamat’s Wrath*
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Praise for the Expanse:** ‘The science fictional equivalent of A Song of Ice and Fire’ ***NPR Books* ** **
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**’As close as you’ll get to a Hollywood blockbuster in book form’** *io9.com* ****
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**’Great characters, excellent dialogue, memorable fights’** *wired.com* ****
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**’High adventure equalling the best space opera has to offer, cutting-edge technology and a group of unforgettable characters . . . Perhaps one of the best tales the genre has yet to produce’** *Library Journal* ****
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**’This is the future the way it’s supposed to be’** *Wall Street Journal* ****
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**’Tense and thrilling’** *SciFiNow* **

Threepeat

Secrets: Book Three Can two Doms open their hearts again for a young man desperately in need of their help? Two years ago, Aaron Greene and Sam Thompson were devastated when their submissive broke the contract that bound the three of them together. They still wonder what happened and whether they can find a way to move forward. When Aaron finds a sick young man by the curbside, his protective instincts kick in, and after consulting Sam, he takes Tim home. After being thrown out of his home, Tim Waterman finds himself on the street, doing whatever he needs to survive. Until a bear of a Good Samaritan scoops him up and saves him. Then one bear becomes two, and a chance discovery gets him thinking about what might be, if he’s bold enough to make a move. So what happens when Aaron and Sam wake up one morning to find Tim naked in their bed? Will they get a new chance at life, or will history Threepeat itself?

Three Japanese Short Stories

‘Oh the cruelty of time, that destroys all things!’
Beguiling, strange and hair-raising tales from early 20th century Japan: Nagai’s Behind the Prison, Uno’s Closet LLB and Akutagawa’s deeply macabre General Kim.
Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York’s underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.