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Taking Sides

When campaign organizer Trevor Connelly comes to Indianapolis to help local advocates fight their Republican state government’s religious freedom law, she finds that’s not her only challenge. Librarian Gail Moore would rather avoid both politics and romance, but with Trevor, she finds it hard to resist either.

Can two women from different worlds overcome their misgivings and find true love?

Survival of a Species Trilogy

THE A-MORTAL GENE:
In 2300 CE Beckett Conroy, a young man alienated from his famous scientist father, Dr. Padraig Conroy, has taken up the new vocation of asteroid mining with his uncle’s company. His new boss is Sid Conroy, owner of the Galactic Mining Corporation and the man to whom he had always turned when in need. Beckett’s father, the chief geneticist at the World Genetic Foundation, is on the verge of a huge breakthrough in longevity but the potential discovery is coveted by others who will kill for the prize.
The tragic news of Padraig Conroy’s death brings Beckett, accompanied by his uncle Sid and the corporation’s secretary, Freda, back to Earth for the funeral. They discover Padraig’s death was not an accident and a clue as to the whereabouts of the breakthrough’s secret research is left for Beckett to pursue, should he so desire. The unexpected outcome of the saga has Beckett regretting all the years he spent hating his absentee father as the real nature and ambition of his uncle is revealed. This is a fast-paced, Science Fiction story with loads of action and intrigue.
THE HABITAT RELOCATION PROJECT:
Beckett Conroy and his wife, Carla have inherited the Galactic Mining Corporation from Beckett’s uncle and are busily mining the asteroid belt when a new project, not related to asteroid mining, is offered the company. Because of the Conroy’s experience with space programs and the immense size of their mother ship, the Andromeda, they are chosen to lead a mission to the Pegasus Constellation of stars in search of an exoplanet which resides in the goldilocks region of the star, 51 Peg.
THE BEAUTIFUL PLANET:
After a lengthy flight through space Beckett and Carla Conroy arrive at the planet, 51 Peg d, in the Pegasus Constellation. The planet is exquisitely, beautiful and fulfills all the ingredients of a super Earth. The new colony, established by those of the Andromeda’s crew who survived the dangerous journey receive bad news—the return of the warlike aliens, the Crustans, who are out for revenge. The colony prepares to protect its sovereignty.
Beckett, together with the androids, delivers a crushing blow to the Crustan enemy and the second project mission, due from Earth, arrives days later. A problem arises, however in the form of a mutinous individual, who attempts to change the way the colony is governed. The two androids, Lieutenant Sparkle and Happydoo play a pivotal role in the outcome of this egregious scenario and to add to the problem, the Crustans return with an overwhelming force to take their revenge on the colony.
All these pressing events and desperate situations find interesting solutions and make for an exciting read.

Sugah & Spice

Sugah and Spice is a book about love, loyalty, hatred, revenge and hidden identity. Sugah Payne is searching for financial freedom when she becomes intertwined with a mysterious organization of successful young people and falls head over heels in love with the group’s leader. No one in the business is allowed to use his or her birth name, so a new identity is formed. As secrets are discovered, a world of deception unfolds. Sugah’s life is opened to a past she knew nothing about, thanks to her mother and father. No one can be trusted and Sugah finds herself in comprising positions, which leads to sex, deception and murder. As other members of the organization keep the skeletons in their closets hidden, more lives are put in jeopardy.

StarChaser

Almost one year ago, Alice TodHunter Moon left her PathFinder village to become Apprentice to ExtraOrdinary Wizard Septimus Heap. The Castle still fills Tod with wonder—it’s hard to believe all that Magyk comes from the great block of lapis lazuli beneath the Wizard Tower.
But in faraway lands, the brilliant blue stone is crumbling to dust. Soon the destruction will spread to the Castle and the Wizard Tower will lose its Magyk and come tumbling down. It seems that the Orm Egg that Tod rescued from the evil sorcerer Oraton-Marr was the Keystone holding the Enchantment of the lapis lazuli in place. But the Egg has hatched now, and the Keystone is no more.
Somehow, from somewhere, another Keystone must be found—but how?
Despite the intrigues of the witch Marissa and the Red Queen, both of whom have their own plans to take over the Castle, Tod sets off on a hazardous journey to find a new Keystone. She has yet to discover that Aunt Mitza has murderous plans in store.
This final installment of the TodHunter Moon trilogy celebrates how hard work, selflessness, and the courage to be who you are can create a harmony that spans the seas and stars.

Star Force: The Admiral

Beginning his 2000+ year life as a teenage founder of the Star Force military, Paul-024 has been on the front lines throughout the growth of Earth’s planetary defense force from inception through both the Skarron and lizard wars. Then when the V’kit’no’sat returned and began annihilating Earth’s interstellar empire starting with its capitol, Paul was there fighting a stalling retreat while Star Force evacuated as many people as possible, losing system after system as they were pushed further out into the galactic rim. The result has been an ever growing Devastation Zone where the V’kit’no’sat patrol the destroyed territory to keep Star Force out and a front line that they continually keep plucking systems from…but a change is coming, and as Star Force’s technology and strength continue to rise almost to parity with the enemy Dinosaur empire the V’kit’no’sat are taking notice. The fragments of the rogue Human civilization they thought they’d mostly destroyed are going to be tolerated no longer, with a major push coming that Paul and the other trailblazers must stop…else the eventual fall of Star Force will soon follow. — *This standalone book occurs concurrently with Wayward Trilogy book #3, Persistent Ravage.* **

Star Force: Persistent Ravage

Stranded on a jungle world, Esna and the other evacuees fight both the V’kit’no’sat and the heavy gravity to survive, but she finds her pathetic lack of strength and stamina slowing the others down. Knowing she is responsible for their deaths, Esna is hauled along as the enemy picks them off one after another while the Star Force personnel refuse to leave her behind. ‘Persistent Ravage’ is the 3rd book in the Wayward Trilogy and part of the Star Force universe.

Star Force: Mak’to’ran Series (1-5)

Civil War looms on the horizon for the galactic dinosaur empire and one lone T-rex bears the mark of treason to rally the loyal and reunify the races…Beginning the Star Force Phase 2 timeline, the Mak’to’ran serial details the defeated V’kit’no’sat fleet commander’s days following the attack on Earth and the fallout within the Dinosaur empire that results from it. For as bad as the treason regarding the Humans and the bastardized Hadarak is, and the implications that one of the two founding V’kit’no’sat races are behind it, a much larger rift within the empire is being exposed that has the potential to do what neither the Zak’de’ron culling nor the Rit’ko’sor rebellion accomplished.A full Dinosaur civil war.

Star Force: Mak’to’ran Series (1-5)

Civil War looms on the horizon for the galactic dinosaur empire and one lone T-rex bears the mark of treason to rally the loyal and reunify the races…Beginning the Star Force Phase 2 timeline, the Mak’to’ran serial details the defeated V’kit’no’sat fleet commander’s days following the attack on Earth and the fallout within the Dinosaur empire that results from it. For as bad as the treason regarding the Humans and the bastardized Hadarak is, and the implications that one of the two founding V’kit’no’sat races are behind it, a much larger rift within the empire is being exposed that has the potential to do what neither the Zak’de’ron culling nor the Rit’ko’sor rebellion accomplished.A full Dinosaur civil war.

Star Force: Mak’to’ran Series (1-5)

Civil War looms on the horizon for the galactic dinosaur empire and one lone T-rex bears the mark of treason to rally the loyal and reunify the races…Beginning the Star Force Phase 2 timeline, the Mak’to’ran serial details the defeated V’kit’no’sat fleet commander’s days following the attack on Earth and the fallout within the Dinosaur empire that results from it. For as bad as the treason regarding the Humans and the bastardized Hadarak is, and the implications that one of the two founding V’kit’no’sat races are behind it, a much larger rift within the empire is being exposed that has the potential to do what neither the Zak’de’ron culling nor the Rit’ko’sor rebellion accomplished.A full Dinosaur civil war.

Spirit Sorceress

Miku is finding her way with the pack and coven, but still has a lot left to learn.She still worries about Inari’s tenets, and wonders if she is truly following them in spirit, as well as by the letter. It turns out, she isn’t the only one that wonders that, and her own kind come calling.Just because her life isn’t complicated enough, enter an ancient sorcerer of fire that’s going senile, Ted on the warpath, vampire rogue issues, and to cap things off, the formation of a new council.If she lives out the week, she just might manage to get some sleep.

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

**

Shift

Magical disruptions have skewed reality and our city is overheating, along with the population. As a sentient jungle swamps us, and the weather goes haywire, sexual tension soon turns to violence as uncontrollable urges are amped up by wayward magic.
Tired beyond belief, wanting nothing more than my bed and some time to deal with the aftereffects of the Rift, I’m thrown headfirst into the chase as I hunt down a homicidal witch-Bluetz Skala. Gangster, murderer, and total hottie.
The city turns feral as I try to cope with humidity that’s through the roof, a carnivorous rainforest, perverted soldiers, and my feelings for a man I’ve just met but who may be the answer to my aching loneliness.
To make matters worse, I’ve still got a demon tagging along who thinks quoting Friends is cool, and I can’t even smoke a cigar because it’s too damn soggy.
Hi, I’m Swift. I’m also not in the best of moods.
Welcome to Strangetown.

Shadows of Olympus

With the arrival of a powerful new threat in orbit around Earth, the Alliance is forced to vacate Earth space while a small group stays behind to ensure humanity isn’t enslaved or worse, wiped out. ____________________________________________________________________ REVIEWS By Bobbi Amann on December 25, 2016 Reinventing the whole meaning to good sci-fi! I was truly taken by the book! Not have read previous books to understand who all of the characters in the story were it took some time to get into it! But I overlooked that and just read it! Amazing story! Enough so that purchased first two in series to understand who all the people are and why they are! Looking forward to #7 but in the mean time will devour all previous books by Chris! BTW, if you haven’t read “Rewind 717” do yourself a favor and read it! Different than this series but very very good! That’s how I got introduced to Chris! ____________________________________________________________________ BOOK DESCRIPTION: With the arrival of a powerful new threat in orbit around Earth, the Alliance is forced to vacate Earth space while a small group stays behind to ensure humanity isn’t enslaved or worse, wiped out. Meanwhile, the rest of the fleet splits into separate missions, each of them vital in rebuilding the Earth Alliance forces and strengthening what’s left of the fleet. Sarah, Chris and Daniel follow a lead to a remote part of space in the hope of establishing a dialogue with the Asgardians, unaware of the dangers that await them upon arrival. Chase’s visit to Olympus to meet with Zeus doesn’t go as planned but he learns crucial information that could turn the tides of the Fury war. Chase soon realizes that to achieve a permanent alliance with Olympus; he will have to deal with a deadly new foe, one powerful enough to cancel out his Ultra Fury powers. ____________________________________________________________________ As a matter of principle: this book is DRM free.

Shadow of Victory (Honor Harrington Book 19)

The Mesan Alignment is revealed, and, for Honor Harrington and the Manticoran Star Kingdom, this means war!
***Unintended Consequences***
Sometimes things don’t work out exactly as planned.
The Mesan Alignment has a plan—one it’s been working on for centuries. A plan to remake the galaxy and genetically improve the human race— *its* way.
Until recently, things have gone pretty much as scheduled, but then the Alignment hit a minor bump in the road called the Star Empire of Manticore. So the Alignment engineered a war between the Solarian League, the biggest and most formidable interstellar power in human history. To help push things along, the Alignment launched a devastating sneak attack which destroyed the Royal Manticoran Navy’s industrial infrastructure.
And in order to undercut Manticore’s galaxy-wide reputation as a star nation of its word, it launched Operation Janus—a false-flag covert operation to encourage rebellions it knows will fail by promising *Manticoran* support. The twin purposes are to harden Solarian determination to destroy the Star Empire once and for all, and to devastate the Star Empire’s reputation with the rest of the galaxy.
But even the best laid plans can have unintended consequences, and one of those consequences in this case may just be a new dawn of freedom for oppressed star nations everywhere.

**About *Shadow of Freedom* : **
“This entry is just as exciting as Weber’s initial offering . . . The result is a fast-paced and action-packed story that follows [our characters] as they move from reaction to command of the situation. Weber builds *Shadow of Freedom* to an exciting and unexpected climax.”— *Daily News of Galveston*
**About *Mission of Honor* , #13 in the Honor Harrington series: **
“Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in this long-awaited Honor Harrington novel . . . Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action.”— *Publishers Weekly*
“This latest Honor Harrington novel brings the saga to another crucial turning point . . . Readers may feel confident that they will be Honored many more times and enjoy it every time.”—*Booklist *
**About David Weber and the Honor Harrington series:**
“. . . everything you could want in a heroine . . . Excellent . . . plenty of action.”— *Science Fiction Age*
“Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!”—Anne McCaffrey
“Compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure.”— *Locus*
**

Sex. Murder. Mystery

Three book box set (two full length book and a short story) by #1 New York Times bestselling author of Starvation Heights.
BITCH ON WHEELS
The unbelievable true story of Sharon Nelson, a Colorado woman, who had her mountainman man lover Gary Adams murder two of her three husbands.
“… more interesting than the crime itself is Olsen’s portrait of Nelson as a brash, trashy, manipulative sexpot who believed that she was entitled to (and got) everything and everyone she wanted: even her confession, given freely to police in a Pizza Hut restaurant, was anything but contrite. Moreover, Olsen records the recollections of many community members who saw Nelson for what she was, yet seemed oblivious to the adultery, theft and murder under their noses…” (Publisher’s Weekly).
With a foreword by M. William Phelps Investigative journalist, author of 20 books, creator of Investigation Discovery’s “Dark Minds.”
IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG
“Wonderfully researched…Searing and brilliant…A must-read!” — Ann Rule, the undisputed queen of True Crime
You know how the story ended…but do you know how it all started?
Before her world unraveled, the pretty, personable Seattle schoolteacher Mary Kay Letourneau was living a life many would envy — she had a handsome husband, four beautiful children, and a beloved following of students. Then she was accused of child rape…
How did a 34-year-old teacher fall in love with one of her sixth-grade students? Was it a complete lapse of judgment, or — as she contends — the meeting of two soulmates? Were the two planning to run away together — before police caught them in a parked car? Did the couple have illicit sex in every room of the Letourneau house, as the teenager told the tabloids? Read about the case that shocked the world and rocked the headlines — first teacher/student sex case that now seems epidemic.
Amazon.com Review: The tale seems ripe for tabloid exploitation: the fresh-faced blond elementary schoolteacher and mother of four just couldn’t keep her hands off that 13-year-old boy. Worse yet, Mary Kay Letourneau had become obsessed with the slight, Samoan teenager while he was still a student in her sixth-grade class–and he fathered two babies with her. Yet in the hands of true crime writer Gregg Olsen, If Loving You Is Wrong becomes a poignant profile of an emotionally stunted young woman tightly wound up in a web of lies too fragile to sustain the weight of her own compulsions.
The facade the Letourneaus presented to the world was that of a devoted, upwardly mobile young couple. In reality Steve and Mary Kay were on the verge of financial and emotional bankruptcy. They married because she’d become pregnant and appearances were everything to Mary Kay’s parents, ultra-conservative, family-values-promoting politician John Schmitz and his icy wife, Mary. Olsen, whose previous books include Abandoned Prayers and Black Widow, does a superior job with the story, interviewing Letourneau herself as well as friends and neighbors, researching and assembling the facts behind the lurid headlines in a nonjudgmental manner that allows readers to draw their own conclusions about the bigger issues at stake.
TAKEN IN THE NIGHT
In this ebook short, introduces readers to the sensational kidnapping case that J. Edgar Hoover and his G-men couldn’t solve — the mystery of Tacoma’s Charlie Mattson, a little boy taken in the night more than eight decades ago.