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Daybreak

Liora Day, half-human, half-mess with her and you’ll die Damaclan, had been thrown onto a rough path at a very early age. But when she is broken out of a cage by Devren, the young captain of the SS *Kratos* , she is shown that perhaps humanity does have a heart. The Kratos is set on a mission to rescue fallen surveyors from the Revolutionaries, and Liora is given the choice to follow her Damaclan instincts, or trust Devren’s dark eyes and captivating smile that promise an adventure unlike any she has ever experienced.

Day Shift

**In *Midnight Crossroad,* Charlaine Harris “capture[d] the same magic as the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, and [took] it to another level” ( *Houston Press* ). Now the #1 *New York Times* bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels returns to the one-traffic-light town you see only when you’re on the way to someplace else…**
There is no such thing as bad publicity, except in Midnight, Texas, where the residents like to keep to themselves. Even in a town full of secretive people, Olivia Charity is an enigma. She lives with the vampire Lemuel, but no one knows what she does; they only know that she’s beautiful and dangerous.
Psychic Manfred Bernardo finds out just how dangerous when he goes on a working weekend to Dallas and sees Olivia there with a couple who are both found dead the next day. To make matters worse, one of Manfred’s regular—and very wealthy—clients dies during a reading.
Manfred returns from Dallas embroiled in scandal and hounded by the press. He turns to Olivia for help; somehow he knows that the mysterious Olivia can get things back to normal. As normal as things get in Midnight…

Daughter of Ancients

Heed my last word, Destroyer. You will never be free of us…. You are our instrument. Gerick was stolen away as a child by the evil Lords of Zhev’Na, who sought to make him one of them. Years later, he seeks refuge in a strange, sunless land of outcasts–but he still fears the dark power of the Lords’ dying curse and returns to Avonar only when he is forced to by tragic family business. In Avonar, Gerick is asked to investigate a woman who stumbled out of the desert–the ancient king D’Arnath’s own daughter, held captive by the Lords of Zhev’Na for a thousand years…or so she claims. Gerick’s tormented past with Zhev’Na proves vital as he attempts to discover whether this mysterious woman is truly free of their evil taint. But as he comes to know the charismatic D’Sanya, Gerick believes he has at last found a woman who can understand him and what he suffered at the hands of the Lords. Entangled in bonds of love, family, and secrecy, Gerick attempts to unravel the mysteries of ancient kings, ancient evil–and the dreadful truth of his own destiny.

Data Mining for Business Analytics

***Data Mining for Business Analytics: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications in Python*** **presents an applied approach to data mining concepts and methods, using Python software for illustration**
Readers will learn how to implement a variety of popular data mining algorithms in Python (a free and open-source software) to tackle business problems and opportunities.
This is the sixth version of this successful text, and the first using Python. It covers both statistical and machine learning algorithms for prediction, classification, visualization, dimension reduction, recommender systems, clustering, text mining and network analysis. It also includes:
* A new co-author, Peter Gedeck, who brings both experience teaching business analytics courses using Python, and expertise in the application of machine learning methods to the drug-discovery process
* A new section on ethical issues in data mining
* Updates and new material based on feedback from instructors teaching MBA, undergraduate, diploma and executive courses, and from their students
* More than a dozen case studies demonstrating applications for the data mining techniques described
* End-of-chapter exercises that help readers gauge and expand their comprehension and competency of the material presented
* A companion website with more than two dozen data sets, and instructor materials including exercise solutions, PowerPoint slides, and case solutions

*Data Mining for Business Analytics: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications in Python* is an ideal textbook for graduate and upper-undergraduate level courses in data mining, predictive analytics, and business analytics. This new edition is also an excellent reference for analysts, researchers, and practitioners working with quantitative methods in the fields of business, finance, marketing, computer science, and information technology.
“This book has by far the most comprehensive review of business analytics methods that I have ever seen, covering everything from classical approaches such as linear and logistic regression, through to modern methods like neural networks, bagging and boosting, and even much more business specific procedures such as social network analysis and text mining. If not the bible, it is at the least a definitive manual on the subject.”
—Gareth M. James, University of Southern California and co-author (with Witten, Hastie and Tibshirani) of the best-selling book *An Introduction to Statistical Learning, with Applications in R*

Dark State: A Novel of the Merchant Princes Multiverse

**Hugo Award-winning author Charlie Stross dives deep into the underbelly of paratime espionage, nuclear warfare, and state surveillance in this provocative techno-thriller set in The Merchant Princes multi-verse**
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* Dark State* ups the ante on the already volatile situations laid out in the sleek techno-thriller *Empire Games,* the start to Stross’ new story-line, and perfect entry point for new readers, in The Merchant Princes series *.*
In the near-future, the collision of two nuclear superpowers across timelines, one in the midst of a technological revolution and the other a hyper-police state, is imminent. In Commissioner Miriam Burgeson’s timeline, her top level agents run a high risk extraction of a major political player. Meanwhile, a sleeper cell activated in Rita’s, the Commissioner’s adopted daughter and newly-minted spy, timeline threatens to unravel everything.
With a penchant for intricate world-building and an uncanny ability to realize alternate history and technological speculation, Stross’ writing will captivate any reader who’s a fan hi-tech thrillers, inter-dimensional political intrigue, and espionage.

Dark Debt

A vampire never gets old. But neither do his enemies. When a figure from Ethan’s dark past makes a splashy debut in Chicago, Merit and her Master don’t know whether he’s friend or foe. But they’ll have to figure out soon, because trouble is brewing in the Windy City.
At an exclusive society soiree attended by the upper echelons of the human and supernatural worlds, Merit and Ethan barely stop the assassination of a guest. When the target turns out to be a shady businessman with a criminal edge, Merit suspects a human vendetta. But the assassins have fangs.
The connections to Chicago’s Houses go deeper than Merit knows, and even one wrong move could be her last…
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Dark as Day

**Set in the universe as Sheffield’s previous novel *Cold As Ice, Dark As Day* is a hard science fiction novel set 30 years after the Great War, and interplanetary war that nearly destroyed the entire human race, and left horrifyingly dangerous weapons caches to threaten human survival.**
The Solar System is finally recovering from the Great War – a war that devastated the planets and nearly wiped out the human race – and the population of the outer moons, orbiting Jupiter and Saturn, is growing.
On one of those moons, Alex Ligon, scion of a great interplanetary trading family has developed a wonderfully accurate new population model, and cannot wait until the newly reconstituted “Seine,” the interlinked network of computers that spans the planets and moons and asteroids, comes back on line. But when it does, and he extends his perfect model a century into the future, it predicts the complete destruction of the human race.
On another moon, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence goes on, undaunted by generations of failure. And to her amazement, Millie Wu, a young genius newly recruited to the project, has found a signal . . . a signal that is coming from outside the solar system.
And in his new retreat on a minor moon of Saturn, the cranky genius Rustam Battacharyia is still collecting weapons from the Great War. He thinks he may have stumbled on an unexpected new one…but he’ll need to disarm it before it destroys the Sun.
“Sheffield leads us through the book with his usual wit, impeccable science, and command of the language. It is hard to think of anybody who is writing hard sf these days substantially better than he is.” — *Booklist*
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

D.A.

Theodora Baumgarten has just been selected as an IASA space cadet, and therein lies the problem. She didn’t apply for the ultra-coveted posting, and doesn’t relish spending years aboard the ship to which she’s been assigned. But the plucky young heroine, in true Heinlein fashion, has no plans to go along with the program. Aided by her hacker best friend Kimkim, in a screwball comedy that has become Connie Wills’ hallmark, Theodora will stop at nothing to uncover the conspiracy that has her shanghaied.

Crashing Paradise

Behind the facade of a stately Boston brownstone, humanity’s last defenses are being marshaled. Called to action by the enigmatic, brilliant man known only as Mr. Doyle, they hail from all planes of existence and are born from an array of supernatural and otherworldly backgrounds and bloodlines…
THE MENAGERIE
The Legion of Doom is hell-bent on breaking into Eden, hidden in another dimension, and they’ve got the perfect captive to help them: Eve, mother of all humanity – and all vampires. Only Doyle and the Menagerie can stop them from turning a blessed garden into a cursed wasteland.
But they may already be too late. The gates to Eden have been breached, and the forces of evil are after all the power they can get from the Tree of Knowledge. Can a heartsick Eve and a badly outnumbered band of supernatural beings take back this most sacred place? Or will Eden truly become a paradise lost?
(Description from back of cover of mass market paperback edition)

Cosmic Engineers

Two reporters looking for a story in the outer reaches of the Solar System come upon a derelict spaceship. Inside, they find the only inhabitant, a beautiful young woman who has been imprisoned for a thousand years in suspended animation, suspended but aware for the whole time. Together they set off on a grand adventure across the vastness of space and time in a search for a race known as the Cosmic Engineers on a mission to save the universe. Originally published as a short novel in Astounding Stories in 1939 and later expanded in this 1950 version, Cosmic Engineers shows the scope and imagination of one of science fictions true masters, Clifford Simak.
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Cornered Magic

Sam, a half-fae Void, is ostracized by her own people, much less the humans who control her home – the Illinois Mystical Reservation. Packed into the Reservation with vampires, werewolves, faes, and mages alike, Sam does her best to travel below the radar, but when her only friend asks for her help, she can’t say no. Her work to solve a fae’s murder brings her to the forefront of vampire politics, and changes her life forever.

Conspirator

**The tenth novel in Cherryh’s *Foreigner* space opera series, a groundbreaking tale of first contact and its consequences…**
The civil war among the alien *atevi* has ended. Tabini-aiji, powerful ruler of the Western Association, along with Cajeiri, his son and heir, and his human *paidhi* , Bren Cameron, have returned to Bujavid, their seat of power. But factions that remain loyal to the opposition are still present, and the danger these rebels pose is far from over. Since the rebellion, Bren Cameron’s apartment in the capital has been occupied by an old noble family from the Southern district—the same district from which the coup was initiated. This family now claims loyalty to Tabini, but the aiji is dubious. To avoid conflict, Bren has decided to absent himself from the Bujavid and visit Najida, his country estate on the west coast.
Tabini-aiji is training his young son in the traditional ways of the *atevi* , and has Cajeiri under strict supervision. But after two years in space, surrounded by human children, Cajeiri bristles in this boring environment. Desperate for freedom and adventure, disregarding the obvious danger, Cajeiri escapes the Bujavid with his young bodyguards and sets out to join Bren on the coast.
Determined to insure his son’s safety, Tabini recalls Ilisidi from her home in the East, asking her to find Cajeiri and secure him at Bren’s estate. But it has been a long time since Bren has been to Najida, and the war has shifted allegiances in many quarters. A district that was once considered a safe haven may now be a trap. And with Bren, Cajeiri, and Ilisidi all under one roof and separated from their allies, that trap is now baited.
The long-running *Foreigner* series can also be enjoyed by more casual genre readers in sub-trilogy installments. *Conspirator* is the 10th *Foreigner* novel, and the 1st book in the fourth subtrilogy.

Concubine

A BDSM LGBT Futuristic Fantasy
Scholar, captain…war prize. Prince Kael of Korai is stunned when his father gives him to an enemy warlord in a desperate attempt to salvage Korai’s reputation. With his country’s honor at stake, Kael resolves to submit to Warlord Taren’s every debauched whim.
But life in Zandria isn’t anything like what Kael imagined. Instead of pain and cruelty, Warlord Taren seduces Kael until the bewildered prince craves his Master’s every intimate caress. As he sinks into the decadent, sensual life of a concubine, Kael makes a powerful enemy, one who wants him removed from Zandria by any means necessary. Betrayed by his body, trapped by his honor, Kael must learn to trust his Master or get them both killed.
*Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: BDSM theme and elements (including/not limited to bondage, gagging, tethering), dubious consent, exhibitionism, male/male sexual practices.*

Concealed

**”What can I say? Each book gets better than the one before. I am in awe of CONCEALED!”** *\- The Book Addict*
As a Grand Mistress Necromancer, Elea’s a witch who commands the ultimate power over spirit and bone. It’s magic that she’ll need in order to stop the Vicomte Gaspard from killing her Sisters by draining their magic along with their life force.
To find and free her fellow witches, Elea must venture into some of the most dangerous places in the realm. What starts off as a rescue quest could easily turn into a suicide mission. And with the handsome warlock Rowan along to help, Elea may be risking more than her life. Her growing feelings for Rowan might put her heart on the line, too.
**”If you like fantasy, then I can definitely recommend the Beholder series by Christina Bauer. Absolutely brilliant.”** \- *Archeolibrarian*
*Perfect for readers who love sword and sorcery filled with magic, necromancy, witches and wizards. This series combines fierce females, paranormal romance and epic fantasy. Enjoy!*
**Beholder**
*Where a medieval farm girl discovers necromancy and true love*
1. Cursed
2. Concealed
3. Cherished
4. Crowned
5. Cradled

**More Series**
\- Angelbound *\- about a quasi (part demon and part human) girl who loves kicking butt in Purgatory’s Arena*
\- Fairy Tales of the Magicorum – *Modern fairy tales with sass, action, and romance*
\- Dimension Drift *\- Dystopian adventures with science, snark, and hot aliens*
\- Pixieland Diaries – *About sassy pixie Calla and ‘her’ elf Prince, Dare*
Don’t miss out! Get a FREE copy of Christina’s novella, BEVERLY HILLS VAMPIRE, when you sign up for her personal newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/bauersbooks ***Not available in stores***

Communicate With Mastery

**Develop your leadership communication**
*Communicating with Mastery* provides readers with a rich treasure trove of frameworks and tools for leadership communication as developed and taught over the past decade at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Designed for the business leader on the go, it provides you quick access to helpful approaches to vexing communication problems leaders face today in speaking and writing to various audiences.
Projects often fail not because of the vision, but in the articulation of that vision. With the help of this book, you’ll learn how to ensure you get the results you desire as a leader and communicator including:
* Speak with conviction and write with impact
* Tailor your communication to any goal, setting, or audience
* Scale your leadership through effective coaching

Every time you write or speak, you need to make your words count. And this book shows you how.

Columbus Day

We were fighting on the wrong side, of a war we couldn’t win. And that was the good news.
The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon come ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There go the good old days, when humans only got killed by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits.
When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved. The UN Expeditionary Force hitched a ride on Kristang ships to fight the Ruhar, wherever our new allies thought we could be useful. So, I went from fighting with the US Army in Nigeria, to fighting in space. It was lies, all of it. We shouldn’t even be fighting the Ruhar, they aren’t our enemy, our allies are.
I’d better start at the beginning….
*Alternate Cover Edition can be found[here](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36335767-columbus-day). *