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Living Shadows (Reckless Book 2)

Jacob Reckless returns once again to the Mirrorworld–filled with profound characters, extraordinary creatures, and epic life-or-death treasure hunts that could only come from the mind of the master storyteller of our generation, Cornelia Funke.
Jacob Reckless has only a few months left to live. He’s tried everything to shake the Fairy curse that traded his life for his brother’s–legends such as the All-Healing Apple, the Well of Eternal Youth, the blood of a northern Djinn. And yet hope after hope is extinguished. After months of fruitless searching, Jacob journeys through his father’s mirror one final time to deliver the bad news to Fox.
But there they hear of one last possibility–an item so legendary that not even Mirrorworlders believe it exists: a crossbow that can kill thousands, or heal one, when shot through the heart. But a Goyl treasure hunter is also searching for the prized crossbow. Jacob must find it first–and somehow convince Fox to do whatever it takes to save him.
[This book was originally released by Little,Brown as Fearless. Book 2: Living Shadows is a rerelease of that title under Breathing Books.]

Lion’s Claw

Miku hasn’t been a vampire for over a week yet, and things have been a little crazy for the spirit sorceress. She barely survived the first few days, and yet things have just gotten started.
Her life is about to get a little crazier, and she’s not sure what she’s more obsessed with. The danger coming their way, or her soulmate Jared who she’s half convinced she’ll never connect with. There’s also the problem that she isn’t sure where the line is anymore as a spirit sorceress, and has no one to ask. She finds herself needing to define herself, as the realities of the world are quite a bit more complicated than she’d expected.
When a rogue lion shifter starts killing humans, in pack territory, things get dangerously complicated. Lines are both drawn and crossed, and she finds herself once again in the crossfire.

Light and Shadows: A Kaitlyn Strong Story

A friend kidnapped. A monster created. A friendship that might be turning into…something new. Kaitlyn Strong and her crew are in a race against time as they try to find a friend they thought was dead.
The trail leads to a biotech lab hidden beneath the streets of Manhattan, where new horrors await them.
Can Kaitlyn and her Savannah Cat companion Fangs come to the rescue in time? Or will the latest Abandonado plot cost her someone dear? Find out now!
This is the fourth Book in the Kaitlyn Strong Series by Art DeForest

Learning Data Mining With Python – Second Edition

Key Features Use a wide variety of Python libraries for practical data mining purposes. Learn how to find, manipulate, analyze, and visualize data using Python. Step-by-step instructions on data mining techniques with Python that have real-world applications. Book Description This book teaches you to design and develop data mining applications using a variety of datasets, starting with basic classification and affinity analysis. This book covers a large number of libraries available in Python, including the Jupyter Notebook, pandas, scikit-learn, and NLTK. You will gain hands on experience with complex data types including text, images, and graphs. You will also discover object detection using Deep Neural Networks, which is one of the big, difficult areas of machine learning right now. With restructured examples and code samples updated for the latest edition of Python, each chapter of this book introduces you to new algorithms and techniques. By the end of the book, you will have great insights into using Python for data mining and understanding of the algorithms as well as implementations. What you will learn Apply data mining concepts to real-world problems Predict the outcome of sports matches based on past results Determine the author of a document based on their writing style Use APIs to download datasets from social media and other online services Find and extract good features from difficult datasets Create models that solve real-world problems Design and develop data mining applications using a variety of datasets Perform object detection in images using Deep Neural Networks Find meaningful insights from your data through intuitive visualizations Compute on big data, including real-time data from the internet About the Author **Robert Layton** is a data scientist investigating data-driven applications to businesses across a number of sectors. He received a PhD investigating cybercrime analytics from the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory at Federation University Australia, before moving into industry, starting his own data analytics company dataPipeline. Next, he created Eureaktive, which works with tech-based startups on developing their proof-of-concepts and early-stage prototypes. Robert also runs the LearningTensorFlow website, which is one of the world’s premier tutorial websites for Google’s TensorFlow library. Robert is an active member of the Python community, having used Python for more than 8 years. He has presented at PyConAU for the last four years and works with Python Charmers to provide Python-based training for businesses and professionals from a wide range of organisations. Robert can be best reached via Twitter @robertlayton Table of Contents Getting Started with Data Mining Classifying with scikit-learn Estimators Predicting Sports Winners with Decision Trees Recommending Movies Using Affinity Analysis Features and scikit-learn Transformers Social Media Insight using Naive Bayes Follow Recommendations Using Graph Mining Beating CAPTCHAs with Neural Networks Authorship Attribution Clustering News Articles Object Detection in Images using Deep Neural Networks Working with Big Data Next Steps…

Learning Data Mining With Python

The next step in the information age is to gain insights from the deluge of data coming our way. Data mining provides a way of finding this insight, and Python is one of the most popular languages for data mining, providing both power and flexibility in analysis.
This book teaches you to design and develop data mining applications using a variety of datasets, starting with basic classification and affinity analysis. Next, we move on to more complex data types including text, images, and graphs. In every chapter, we create models that solve real-world problems.
There is a rich and varied set of libraries available in Python for data mining. This book covers a large number, including the IPython Notebook, pandas, scikit-learn and NLTK.
Each chapter of this book introduces you to new algorithms and techniques. By the end of the book, you will gain a large insight into using Python for data mining, with a good knowledge and understanding of the algorithms and implementations.

Learn Adobe After Effects CC for Visual Effects and Motion Graphics, First Edition

Motion graphics are no longer just for movie and television screens. You now see motion graphics anywhere there’s a moving image, including your desktop web browser, your smartphone, and on digital signage when you shop or travel. Creating motion graphics with Adobe After Effects can enhance your value as a creative professional. Learn Adobe After Effects CC by building cool creative projects that teach you how to:
 
* Apply and customize effects and layer styles, and use animation presets to apply pre-built animations and effect combinations
* Achieve advanced effects quickly using techniques such as green screen background removal, masking, speed changes, motion tracking, and animation in 3D space
* Animate individual layers of still graphics imported from Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
* Animate text, including changing type size, letter spacing, rotation, and color over time, and flowing text along a path
* Create a set of visually consistent intro videos for a social media platform, while practicing efficient production techniques
* Export a motion graphics composition once and render multiple versions for different delivery media (such as television, web sites, and smartphones)
* This study guide uses over 7 hours of video integrated with text to help you gain real-world skills that will get you started in your career in motion graphics. It lays the foundation for taking the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification exam and helps prepare you for an entry-level position in a competitive job market.

Lady Helen and the Dark Days Pact

*The second novel in the thrilling LADY HELEN series sees Helen following orders that could bring about betrayal and annihilation. Ages 12+*
**Summer, 1812**
After the scandalous events at her presentation ball in London, Lady Helen has taken refuge at the fashionable seaside resort of Brighton, where she is training to be a Reclaimer with the covert Dark Days Club.
As she struggles to put aside her genteel upbringing and take up the weapons of a warrior, Helen realizes that her mentor, Lord Carlston, is fighting his own inner battle. Has the foul Deceiver energy poisoned his soul, or is something else driving him towards violent bouts of madness? Either way, Helen is desperate to help the man with whom she shares a deep but forbidden connection.
When Mr Pike, the hard bureaucratic heart of the Dark Days Club, arrives in Brighton, no one is prepared for the ordinary evil he brings in his wake. He has a secret task for Helen and Mr Hammond, and the authority of the Prince Regent. They have no choice but to do as he orders, knowing that the mission will betray everyone around them and possibly bring about Lord Carlston’s annihilation.

Knitter’s Lib: Learn to Knit, Crochet, and Free Yourself From Pattern Dependency

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Seasoned knitters know: the sassiest garments are often the easiest to stitch -as long as you understand why and what you’re doing. In KNITTER’S LIB, handmade knit designer Lena Maikon applies her learn-as-you-go approach to 20 original designs that provide instant gratification for the most fashionable (and impatient) up-and-coming knitter. Lena’s stylish patterns for bandanas, hats, scarves, bikinis, shawls, sweaters, tanks, bags, skirts, logs, pants, capes, and muffs combine both knit and crochet stitches, inspiring yarn buffs to break out their needles all year round. KNITTER’S LIB is about knitting with open eyes -it’s not about following the pack or even following the pattern. Lena eliminates the mystery of every project’s curve and seam, teaching knitters and crocheters of all abilities how to personalize patterns and create stylish, from-scratch designs with confidence and success.

King Killer: A Paranormal Space Opera Adventure

Adam and his crew of beautiful women are together at last, but now they must circumnavigate the rite of passage that will most likely kill the weretiger captain.As if certain death wasn’t enough, there are hunters coming for both Adam and Eve, and if the team wants to survive, they must battle an elite mercenary army before trying to kill a king.Disclaimer: The Star Justice series contains graphic violence, cursing, and polyamorous/harem situations. The series is not suitable for children.

Killer Chef

**Eat, drink, and be murdered.**
Someone is poisoning diners in New Orleans’ best restaurants. Now it’s up to chef and homicide cop Caleb Rooney to catch a killer–who has an appetite for revenge.
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James Patterson has written more bestsellers and created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today. He lives in Florida with his family.
Jeffrey James Keyes is a writer, photographer, and producer who resides in New York City. His writing has been featured in several publications and he holds an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

Just One More Fight

When aliens assume human form to fight for entertainment, things don’t always go as planned.
The human capacity for touch, taste, and feeling goes beyond anything the bugs have. The best fighter of a generation learns that he can be greater than himself when in the ring for the brief time of the bouts. He lives his life for those slices of life, when he can be more, where he’s found someone who makes him want to be a better man.
As one reviewer said, this is a love song written to someone special within the violence of fights to the death. The author uses the external manifestation of combat as a visual for one man’s internal struggle.

JQuery Mobile

Native apps have distinct advantages, but the future belongs to mobile web apps that function on a broad range of smartphones and tablets. Get started with jQuery Mobile, the touch-optimized framework for creating apps that look and behave consistently across many devices. This concise book provides HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript code examples, screen shots, and step-by-step guidance to help you build a complete working app with jQuery Mobile.
If you’re already familiar with the jQuery JavaScript library, you can use your existing skills to build cross-platform mobile web apps right now. This book shows you how.
* Get a high-level overview of jQuery Mobile: how it works and how to use it
* Learn about paging and navigation, including dialogs, Ajax content, and history
* Employ jQuery Mobile’s extensive event system to create rich interactions
* Work with toolbars, buttons, lists, forms, and other UI elements
* Create a variety of visual designs with jQuery Mobile’s sophisticated theming system
* Use the jQuery Mobile API for finer control over elements and interactions
* Put everything together and build a mobile app from start to finish

Jared’s Gift: An Unexpected Gifts Story

Two years after his parents threw him away and his brothers rescued him, Jared is able to pass on some gifts of his own.
This is a short continuation of Unexpected Gifts and Another Gift, but may be read as a stand-alone.

In Arcadia

One does not simply walk onto another planet.  At least not without the help of a daughter who has developed unlikely powers, fought an intra-dimensional war, and then arranged for a family relocation to a futuristic clone of Earth.  Laura Devlin would gladly have paid any price to have her daughter back, so living in a techno-paradise with spaceship views is merely an added bonus.  And a dream come true.
But Arcadian paradises do not come without complications.  Laura’s include a plethora of psychic grandchildren.  Interplanetary diplomacy.  Her daughter’s immense fame.  And KOTIS, the military watchdog that seems to consider Laura’s entire family government property.
Forewarned by her daughter’s experiences, Laura had anticipated as many problems as she could, and didn’t doubt her ability to cope with the rest.  But she had not planned on Gidds Selkie, a military officer ‘chipped from flint’ and not at all the sort of man lifelong geek Laura had ever imagined would find her interesting.
Burned in the past, Laura is surprised to find herself tempted.  Is this a new start to go with a new world?  Or a mismatch doomed to failure?

Imperial Lady

The daughter of a general banished from the Imperial presence accepts her fate as a political tool and turns a marriage of convenience to an aging barbarian chief into a crusade to bring honor to her family and avert a catastrophic war. Her name was Lady Silver Snow, and she lived in a distant land long ago, the hand of fate brought her to the sumptuous court of the Son of Heaven, Emperor of China, to be his concubine. But it was her own intelligent and passionate spirit that led her beyond those sheltered walls and into the “barbarian” grasslands – to be a queen Andre Norton and Susan Shwartz blend Chinese history and folklore to create a stirring, romantic, and unforgettable tale.