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Chronicles of Eden – Act X

If you’re a fan of epic adventures, horny monstergirls, or harem anime/manga, this is the series for you. Be warned that this story is for mature readers due to explicit content. I.E. “horny monstergirls.” Daniel and his family of lovely monstergirls continue their journey to instill peace in the world of Eden, however others are already working hard to bring anarchy and despair to all those they come across. While Daniel’s beliefs of not all monsters being truly evil does hold true to some, many are only seeing why such creatures are rightfully called monsters. As Daniel and his girls unknowingly approach a very dark reunion with their old enemies, Daemon and his followers have stepped up to halt the wicked fiends who march through their land. But it isn’t just those who have already slain countless innocents that they wish to stop as there is another great evil from ages past waiting to be discovered, and to be released.

The China Study Cookbook

* Revised and Expanded Edition with More than 80 New Recipes
* Will be promoted by TCS website
* Promotion through BenBella Vegan’s network of plant-based contacts and newsletter
* Official companion to *The China Study*
* Featuring new photography and a larger size

Chapterhouse: Dune

THE FINAL CHAPTER OF THE BESTSELLING SCIENCE FICTION ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME! The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. Now, the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune’s power, have colonized a green world-and are turning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. Here is the last book Frank Herbert wrote before his death. A stunning climax to the epic Dune legend that will live on forever…

Change Agent

** *New York Times* bestselling author Daniel Suarez delivers an exhilarating sci-fi thriller exploring a potential future where CRISPR genetic editing allows the human species to control evolution itself.
On a crowded train platform, Interpol agent Kenneth Durand feels the sting of a needle— and his transformation begins. . . . **

In 2045 Kenneth Durand leads Interpol’s most effective team against genetic crime, hunting down black market labs that perform “vanity edits” on human embryos for a price. These illegal procedures augment embryos in ways that are rapidly accelerating human evolution—preying on human-trafficking victims to experiment and advance their technology.

With the worlds of genetic crime and human trafficking converging, Durand and his fellow Interpol agents discover that one figure looms behind it all: Marcus Demang Wyckes, leader of a powerful and sophisticated cartel known as the Huli jing.

But the Huli jing have identified Durand, too. After being forcibly dosed with a radical new change agent, Durand wakes from a coma weeks later to find he’s been genetically transformed into someone else—his most wanted suspect: Wyckes.

Now a fugitive, pursued through the genetic underworld by his former colleagues and the police, Durand is determined to restore his original DNA by locating the source of the mysterious—and highly valuable—change agent. But Durand hasn’t anticipated just how difficult locating his enemy will be. With the technology to genetically edit the living, Wyckes and his Huli jing could be anyone and everyone—and they have plans to undermine identity itself.

CCNA Cybersecurity Operations Companion Guide

*CCNA Cybersecurity Operations Companion Guide* is the official supplemental textbook for the Cisco Networking Academy CCNA Cybersecurity Operations course.
The course emphasizes real-world practical application, while providing opportunities for you to gain the skills needed to successfully handle the tasks, duties, and responsibilities of an associate-level security analyst working in a security operations center (SOC).
The *Companion Guide* is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere to reinforce the material from the course and organize your time.
The book’s features help you focus on important concepts to succeed in this course:
·         **Chapter Objectives** —Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter. ·         **Key Terms** —Refer to the lists of networking vocabulary introduced and highlighted in context in each chapter. ·         **Glossary** —Consult the comprehensive Glossary with more than 360 terms. ·         **Summary of Activities and Labs** —Maximize your study time with this complete list of all associated practice exercises at the end of each chapter. ·         **Check Your Understanding** —Evaluate your readiness with the end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see in the online course quizzes. The answer key explains each answer. **
** **How To** —Look for this icon to study the steps you need to learn to perform certain tasks. **
** **Interactive Activities** —Reinforce your understanding of topics with dozens of exercises from the online course identified throughout the book with this icon. **
** **Packet Tracer Activities** —Explore and visualize networking concepts using Packet Tracer. There are exercises interspersed throughout the chapters and provided in the accompanying Lab Manual book. **
** **Videos** —Watch the videos embedded within the online course. **
** **Hands-on Labs** —Develop critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills by completing the labs and activities included in the course and published in the separate Lab Manual.   **
### Sinossi
*CCNA Cybersecurity Operations Companion Guide* is the official supplemental textbook for the Cisco Networking Academy CCNA Cybersecurity Operations course.
The course emphasizes real-world practical application, while providing opportunities for you to gain the skills needed to successfully handle the tasks, duties, and responsibilities of an associate-level security analyst working in a security operations center (SOC).
The *Companion Guide* is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere to reinforce the material from the course and organize your time.
The book’s features help you focus on important concepts to succeed in this course:
·         **Chapter Objectives** —Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter. ·         **Key Terms** —Refer to the lists of networking vocabulary introduced and highlighted in context in each chapter. ·         **Glossary** —Consult the comprehensive Glossary with more than 360 terms. ·         **Summary of Activities and Labs** —Maximize your study time with this complete list of all associated practice exercises at the end of each chapter. ·         **Check Your Understanding** —Evaluate your readiness with the end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see in the online course quizzes. The answer key explains each answer. **
** **How To** —Look for this icon to study the steps you need to learn to perform certain tasks. **
** **Interactive Activities** —Reinforce your understanding of topics with dozens of exercises from the online course identified throughout the book with this icon. **
** **Packet Tracer Activities** —Explore and visualize networking concepts using Packet Tracer. There are exercises interspersed throughout the chapters and provided in the accompanying Lab Manual book. **
** **Videos** —Watch the videos embedded within the online course. **
** **Hands-on Labs** —Develop critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills by completing the labs and activities included in the course and published in the separate Lab Manual.  
### L’autore
**Allan Johnson** entered the academic world in 1999 after 10 years as a business owner/operator to dedicate his efforts to his passion for teaching. He holds both an MBA and an M.Ed in training and development. He taught CCNA courses at the high school level for seven years and has taught both CCNA and CCNP courses at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 2003, Allan began to commit much of his time and energy to the CCNA Instructional Support Team providing services to Networking Academy instructors worldwide and creating training materials. He now works full time for Cisco Networking Academy as Curriculum Lead.

Cavanaugh Undercover

**An Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Romance Author**
**AURORA’S FINEST ARE ON THE CASE AGAIN IN **USA TODAY** BESTSELLING AUTHOR MARIE FERRARELLA’S **CAVANAUGH UNDERCOVER****
Confronting “Ben Cartwright” in a seedy motel room, Detective Tiana Drummond is more than suspicious. A member of the CSI team, she’s sure the handsome hunk is connected to the underground ring holding her sister captive. And like him or not, he’s her only lead to finding Janie before it’s too late.
But Tiana, always distrustful of men, more than likes him. “Cartwright” makes her feel like she’s never felt before – desired, protected… and totally chagrined when she discovers he’s undercover cop Brennan Cavanaugh! Teaming up on a dangerous search, they’ll have to risk their lives. But keeping their covers isn’t as easy as falling in love!

Cathedrals of Glass: A Planet of Blood and Ice

**From the *New York Times* bestselling author of *Steeplejack* and co-author of *Sekret Machines: Chasing Shadows* with Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge, comes a “smart, gripping and atmospheric” science fiction thriller—the Cathedrals of Glass saga…**
***“Deviance is unattractive and jeopardizes all we hold dear…”* **
Ten teenagers broke behavioral law. Sentenced to be reeducated on the moon of Jerem, they were placed in stasis on the automated ship *Phetteron* for their six day journey. They never reached their destination.
***“Home looks after its own…”* **
Thrown off course by a computer malfunction, the *Phetteron* is damaged in an asteroid belt and crash lands on the uninhabited ice planet of Valkrys. Having spent their lives in temperature controlled environments, consuming nutrient supplements, and interacting with people mostly through the infonet, the teens are unprepared to depend on each other to face the harsh, hostile, and hellish landscape. Home will send a rescue party long before their meager supplies run out.  
***“No contrary positions are viable…”* **
Sola was a roamer. She wandered the city after curfew, reveling in the freedom of being disconnected from the techgrid and embracing the joy of physical activity. For those actions, Home declared her deviant. But on Valkrys, her deviance is an asset that may be the teens’ only hope for survival.
As Sola explores their strange new world, she discovers that she and her shipmates are linked by something more frightening than their subversive behaviors—and uncovers a truth about the planet the authorities at Home wanted buried.
Valkrys is *not* uninhabited. And what lives there is predatory…

Cast Away

***Welcome to Spellbound, where paranormal is the new normal.***
Witch-in-training Emma Hart is preparing for one of the worst days of her life…the marriage of fallen angel Daniel Starr to the spoiled fairy, Elsa Knightsbridge. Fortunately for Emma, distractions are easy to come by in Spellbound when a troll is found dead near a bridge and an overzealous werewolf is arrested for indecent exposure. Will these incidents be enough to keep Emma from falling apart? Or will one of these situations be her undoing?
*Cast Away* is the sixth book in the *Spellbound* paranormal cozy mystery series.
This is a full-length, humorous cozy mystery novel.
Books in the series include:
Curse the Day, Book 1
Doom and Broom, Book 2
Spell’s Bells, Book 3
Lucky Charm, Book 4
Better Than Hex, Book 5
Cast Away, Book 6
A Touch of Magic, Book 7
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### Sinossi
***Welcome to Spellbound, where paranormal is the new normal.***
Witch-in-training Emma Hart is preparing for one of the worst days of her life…the marriage of fallen angel Daniel Starr to the spoiled fairy, Elsa Knightsbridge. Fortunately for Emma, distractions are easy to come by in Spellbound when a troll is found dead near a bridge and an overzealous werewolf is arrested for indecent exposure. Will these incidents be enough to keep Emma from falling apart? Or will one of these situations be her undoing?
*Cast Away* is the sixth book in the *Spellbound* paranormal cozy mystery series.
This is a full-length, humorous cozy mystery novel.
Books in the series include:
Curse the Day, Book 1
Doom and Broom, Book 2
Spell’s Bells, Book 3
Lucky Charm, Book 4
Better Than Hex, Book 5
Cast Away, Book 6
A Touch of Magic, Book 7

The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales

This early work by Arthur Conan Doyle was originally published in 1890 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1859. It was between 1876 and 1881, while studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh, that he began writing short stories, and his first piece was published in Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal before he was 20. In 1887, Conan Doyle’s first significant work, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual. It featured the first appearance of detective Sherlock Holmes, the protagonist who was to eventually make Conan Doyle’s reputation. A prolific writer, Conan Doyle continued to produce a range of fictional works over the following years. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Cannabis Breeder’s Bible

The much anticipated follow-up to Greg Green’s first book, The Cannabis Grower’s Bible, brings the same easy-to-read style and in-depth knowledge to bear on a newly popular aspect of cannabis cultivation. Cannabis breeding, long the domain of a select few seed banks and professional breeders, is becoming increasingly popular with medicinal home growers and marijuana enthusiasts. The Cannabis Breeder’s Bible covers the basics and details leading-edge new approaches to breeding that will inform novices and experts alike.

By the Light of the Moon

Dean Koontz has surpassed his longtime reputation as “America’s most popular suspense novelist”( *Rolling Stone* ) to become one of the most celebrated and successful writers of our time. Reviewers hail his boundless originality, his art, his unparalleled ability to create highly textured, riveting drama, at once viscerally familiar and utterly unique.

Author of one *#1 New York Times* bestseller after another, Koontz is at the pinnacle of his powers, spinning mysteries and miracles, enthralling tales that speak directly to today’s readers, balm for the heart and fire for the mind. In this stunning new novel, he delivers a tour de force of dark suspense and brilliant revelation that has all the Koontz trademarks: adventure, chills, riddles, humor, heartbreak, an unforgettable cast of characters, and a climax that will leave you clamoring for more.

Dylan O’Connor is a gifted young artist just trying to do the right thing in life. He’s on his way to an arts festival in Santa Fe when he stops to get a room for himself and his twenty-year-old autistic brother, Shep. But in a nightmarish instant, Dylan is attacked by a mysterious “doctor,” injected with a strange substance, and told that he is now a carrier of something that will either kill him…or transform his life in the most remarkable way. Then he is told that he must flee–before the doctor’s enemies hunt him down for the secret circulating through his body. No one can help him, the doctor says, not even the police.

Stunned, disbelieving, Dylan is turned loose to run for his life…and straight into an adventure that will turn the next twenty-four hours into an odyssey of terror, mystery–and wondrous discovery. It is a journey that begins when Dylan and Shep’s path intersects with that of Jillian Jackson. Before that evening Jilly was a beautiful comedian whose biggest worry was whether she would ever find a decent man. Now she too is a carrier. And even as Dylan tries to convince her that they’ll be safer sticking together, cold-eyed men in a threatening pack of black Suburbans approach, only seconds before Jilly’s classic Coupe DeVille explodes into thin air.

Now the three are on the run together, but with no idea whom they’re running from–or why. Meanwhile Shep has begun exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior. And whatever it is that’s coursing through their bodies seems to have plunged them into one waking nightmare after another. Seized by sinister premonitions, they find themselves inexplicably drawn to crime scenes–just minutes before the crimes take place.

What this unfathomable power is, how they can use it to stop the evil erupting all around them, and why they have been chosen are only parts of a puzzle that reaches back into the tragic past and the dark secrets they all share: secrets of madness, pain, and untimely death. Perhaps the answer lies in the eerie, enigmatic messages that Shep, with precious time running out, begins to repeat, about an entity who does his work “by the light of the moon.”

**By the Light of the Moon** is a novel of heart-stopping suspense and transcendent beauty, of how evil can destroy us and love can redeem us–a masterwork of the imagination in which the surprises come page after page and the spell of sublime storytelling triumphs throughout.
### From Publishers Weekly
Perhaps more than any other author, Koontz writes fiction perfectly suited to the mood of America post-September 11: novels that acknowledge the reality and tenacity of evil but also the power of good; that celebrate the common man and woman; that at their best entertain vastly as they uplift. His latest is one of those best, exciting and deeply moving, shorter than usual and also less prone to the overwriting, the flood of similes and metaphors, that sometimes overwhelms his storytelling. As usual for Koontz, the novel opens at full throttle: a mad doctor invades a motel in Arizona, injects both itinerant artist Dylan O’Connor and struggling comic Jillian Jackson (strangers to one another) with an unknown substance that, he says, is his life’s work and will have some unknown effect, then warns them to flee before his enemies kill them; soon after, the doctor is slain by heavily armed assailants. The rest of the story is an extended chase, as Dylan and Jillian, along with Dylan’s high-functioning autistic brother, Shep, dart around the West, only steps ahead of the assassins. Within hours, the effects of the injections materialize: Jillian experiences portentous visions-a flock of birds, a woman in a church; Dylan is overcome by the need to rush to the aid of people in distress (among others, in an intensely poignant scene, an elderly man searching for his missing daughter); and Shep learns to teleport himself and others. (Interestingly, Koontz bases the science behind these developments on nanotechnology, the same mechanism used by Michael Crichton in his just published Prey, an object lesson in how two writers can take the same premise and generate two very different yet excellent novels). The novel’s only flaw is its abrupt ending, contrived probably to allow sequels-a probability that Koontz fans, but also anyone else who reads this novel, a predestined bestseller and rightfully so, will applaud.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
### From Library Journal
Someone menacing is after itinerant artist Dylan, his autistic brother, and their new traveling companion, Jilly, a stand-up comic who has visions. And they only have the novel’s 24-hour time span to figure out who it is.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Burn Bright

Audrey Whitticomb saved her entire city.
Well, kind of. The superhero Morning Star (who just happens to be Audrey’s mom) might have played a small part, and her sidekick, Leon—Audrey’s sort-of boyfriend, who is gorgeous… and frustrating—maybe helped, too.
But after two peaceful months, there is a vicious new threat in Minneapolis. Her name is Susannah, and she’s a Harrower, a demon hell-bent on destroying people like Morning Star, Leon, and Audrey—the Kin. Like others before her, she seeks the Remnant, a Kin girl who has the power to unleash the inhabitants of the Beneath. But to what end?
Audrey already has a ton on her plate: dealing with her best friend Tink’s boy drama, helping her other best friend Gideon figure out his nightmares, and exploring the highs and lows of “dating” Leon. But when she develops a powerful new ability, Audrey seizes on the chance to fight, despite her mother’s protests and Leon’s pleas.
As Audrey gets closer to figuring out Susannah’s motives and tracking down the Remnant, she’ll uncover more than she bargained for. The terrible truth is staring Audrey in the face. But knowing the truth and accepting it are very different things.

The Broken Window

Quadriplegic detective Lincoln Rhyme is back in a chilling new thriller from the master of suspense, Jeffery Deaver. When Rhyme’s cousin is accused of murder, he and partner Amelia Sachs return to face a criminal whose ingenious staging of crimes is enabled by a terrifying access to information… When Lincoln’s estranged cousin Arthur Rhyme is arrested on murder charges, the case is perfect—too perfect. Forensic evidence from Arthur’s home is found all over the scene of the crime, and it looks like the fate of Lincoln’s relative is sealed. At the behest of Arthur’s wife, Judy, Lincoln grudgingly agrees to investigate the case. Soon Lincoln and Amelia uncover a string of similar murders and rapes with perpetrators claiming innocence and ignorance—despite ironclad evidence at the scenes of the crime. Rhyme’s team realizes this “perfect” evidence may actually be the result of masterful identity theft and manipulation. An information service company—the huge data miner Strategic Systems Datacorp—seems to have all the answers but is reluctant to help the police. Still, Rhyme and Sachs and their assembled team begin uncovering a chilling pattern of vicious crimes and cover-ups, and their investigation points to one master criminal, whom they dub “522.” When “522” learns the identities of the crime-fighting team, the hunters become the hunted. Full of Deaver’s trademark plot twists, *The Broken Window* will put the partnership of Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs to the ultimate test.

The Boyfriend Act

The last thing down on his luck Toby wants to do is go to his sister’s wedding without a date. Especially when it involves spending five nights in his home state of Texas with his dysfunctional family. As if it wasn’t bad enough that he’d been laid off from his job at the bank and was working at a coffee shop to make ends meet, he’s going through a romantic dry spell. With no date and no exciting news to bring back home, Toby is dreading his family reunion.
Liam moved to Los Angeles with dreams of making it big in Hollywood. Instead, he manages a coffee shop and can’t quite manage to land a role that will get him his big break. When his coworker and friend, Toby, tells him about his dilemma, Liam comes up with a plan he thinks is genius. What better way to get acting experience than to play the part of his best friend’s boyfriend. Toby isn’t quite convinced Liam’s plan will work, but with enough arm-twisting, he’s will to give it a shot. After all, he has nothing to lose.
To everyone’s surprise, Toby’s family fall head-over-heels for Liam. He plays the boyfriend role so well, it’s hard to remember it’s all just an act. As the lines blur between reality and role-playing, Toby and Liam have to face tough questions about their friendship. Because if this boyfriend thing is just an act, then why does it feel so real? And why can’t they keep their hands off each other?
*The Boyfriend Act is a fun, sexy and sweet romance novel. It is a standalone, has no cliffhanger and a very satisfying happily ever after.*

Bound

**Mage Alex Verus is caught between a rock and a hard place in the eighth urban fantasy novel from the national bestselling author of *Burned*.
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*Right now I wasn’t seeing Richard as the teacher out of my nightmares; he was just another Dark mage, and I looked into the future to see what would happen if I turned that knife on him instead…*

Alex Verus is still haunted by his time apprenticed to Richard Drakh. He’s been free of him for many years, but now the only way to keep his friends from being harmed is to again work for Richard and his deadly ally. Even worse, Alex is forced to bring the life mage Anne into this servitude as well.

After weeks of being hunted and finally cornered into what he thought was his last stand, Alex never imagined his life would be spared—and never anticipated at what price. This time, the diviner can see no way out… **
### Review
**Praise for the Alex Verus novels**
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“Benedict Jacka writes a deft thrill ride of an urban fantasy—a stay-up-all-night read.”—#1 *New York Times* bestselling author Patricia Briggs
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“Harry Dresden would like Alex Verus tremendously…Books this good remind me why I got into the storytelling business in the first place.”—Jim Butcher, #1 *New York Times* bestselling author of the Dresden files

“Benedict Jacka is a master storyteller.”—Fantasy Faction

“Fans of Jim Butcher and Ben Aaronovitch absolutely should not miss this deeply intelligent, morally complex, and action-packed series.”— *Publishers Weekly*

“Tons of fun and lots of excitement.”—SF Site
### About the Author
Benedict Jacka is the author of the Alex Verus series and the Ninja series. He earned a BA in philosophy from Cambridge University and has held positions ranging from civil servant to bouncer to teacher. He lives in London.