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The Bone Queen

A gripping epic fantasy prequel to the award-winning Books of Pellinor series by Alison Croggon.Cadvan of Lirigon, one of the most brilliant Bards of his generation, has been exiled for a terrible crime that unleashed the power of the Bone Queen and wrought destruction across Annar. Meanwhile, in Lirigon, several unnerving events suggest that the Dark is growing in strength once again, and that the Bone Queen may yet lurk in the world. If he is to save both the living and the dead, Cadvan must once again face the evil that almost destroyed him.Critically acclaimed fantasy author Alison Croggon introduces readers to the world of Pellinor in this compelling story of Cadvan’s struggle for redemption.Alison Croggon’s fantasy quartet, The Books of Pellinor, has been steadily growing in popularity worldwide since the first volume was released in Australia in 2002. It has now sold more than three quarters of a million copies worldwide. The Gift(published in the US as The Naming), was shortlisted for two Aurealis Awards, is a CBCA Notable Book and was voted a Top Ten Teen Read of 2005 by the editors at amazon.com. Praise for the Books of Pellinor’An epic fantasy in the Tolkien tradition.’ Tamora Pierce’A tale with passion, inspiring characters, an enchanting protagonist and vividly described landscapes … will delight fans of Garth Nix.’ The Bookseller’The writing is the closest I’ve found to the feel of Lord of the Rings . . . I wanted to slow down and appreciate each portion of the character’s journey.’ Trudi Canavan,The Magicians’ Guild’Unbelievably fine . . . fantasy storytelling at its best.’ VOYA, US’Rich and passionate . . . Supremely satisfying’ – Starred review, KIRKUS’A narrative of beauties and terrors, craftily and compellingly wrought.’ The Bulletin’A ripping read . . . Fantasy-tastic!’ Herald Sun

The Boleyn Inheritance

SUMMARY:
THREE WOMEN WHO SHARE ONE FATE: THE BOLEYN INHERITANCE
ANNE OF CLEVES
She runs from her tiny country, her hateful mother, and her abusive brother to a throne whose last three occupants are dead. King Henry VIII, her new husband, instantly dislikes her. Without friends, family, or even an understanding of the language being spoken around her, she must literally save her neck in a court ruled by a deadly game of politics and the terror of an unpredictable and vengeful king. Her Boleyn Inheritance: accusations and false witnesses.
KATHERINE HOWARD
She catches the king’s eye within moments of arriving at court, setting in motion the dreadful machine of politics, intrigue, and treason that she does not understand. She only knows that she is beautiful, that men desire her, that she is young and in love — but not with the diseased old man who made her queen, beds her night after night, and killed her cousin Anne. Her Boleyn Inheritance: the threat of the axe.
JANE ROCHFORD
She is the Boleyn girl whose testimony sent her husband and sister-in-law to their deaths. She is the trusted friend of two threatened queens, the perfectly loyal spy for her uncle, the Duke of Norfolk, and a canny survivor in the murderous court of a most dangerous king. Throughout Europe, her name is a byword for malice, jealousy, and twisted lust. Her Boleyn Inheritance: a fortune and a title, in exchange for her soul.The Boleyn Inheritance is a novel drawn tight as a lute string about a court ruled by the gallows and three women whose positions brought them wealth, admiration, and power as well as deceit, betrayal, and terror.
Once again, Philippa Gregory has brought a vanished world to life — the whisper of a silk skirt on a stone stair, the yellow glow of candlelight illuminating a hastily written note, the murmurs of the crowd gathering on Tower Green below the newly built scaffold. In The Boleyn Inheritance Gregory is at her intelligent and page-turning best.

The Blood Legacy

Official Website: http://www.worldoftde.com
Anger. Pain. Desolation.
An orphan boy tries to forge his own destiny in order to seek the strength to avenge the deaths of his family, as he shatters the chains of servitude bond to him.
On his eighth birthday, Calron awakened to the weakest known power in the world: the element of lightning. However, unlike the normal golden lightning of other cultivators, Calron’s lightning was an azure-blue color.
Hiding his powers from the world, Calron embarks on a journey in hopes of ascending to Godhood, and takes his first step into a world of friendship, revenge and bloodshed. **
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Official Website: http://www.worldoftde.com
Anger. Pain. Desolation.
An orphan boy tries to forge his own destiny in order to seek the strength to avenge the deaths of his family, as he shatters the chains of servitude bond to him.
On his eighth birthday, Calron awakened to the weakest known power in the world: the element of lightning. However, unlike the normal golden lightning of other cultivators, Calron’s lightning was an azure-blue color.
Hiding his powers from the world, Calron embarks on a journey in hopes of ascending to Godhood, and takes his first step into a world of friendship, revenge and bloodshed.

The Big Book of Hap and Leonard

The boys are back, and just in time for Season 3 of the *Hap and Leonard* TV series, starring Michael K. Williams ( *The Wire* ) and James Purefoy ( *Altered Carbon* ).
Hap Collins looks like a good ‘ol boy, but his lefty politics don’t match. His buddy, Vietnam veteran Leonard Pine, is even more complicated: black, conservative, gay . . . and an occasional arsonist. With Hap and Leonard on the job, small-time crooks all on the way on up to the Dixie Mafia are *extremely* nervous.
Everyone’s favorite ass-kicking Texan duo are further immortalized in this expanded collection of tall tales, slick nonfiction, and two full-length novellas.

The Barbarian Bride

The end is nigh …
The Federation is collapsing into chaos. The maddened Emperor is determined to destroy his new enemies, whatever the cost. As his former friend and protégée Roman Garibaldi and his new allies rush to Earth, intent on unseating the dictator before he can tear the Federation apart, they have to face the possibility that it may be already too late …

The Arrival of Missives

From Aliya Whiteley, author of the critically-acclaimed The Beauty, comes a genre-defying story of fate, free-will and the choices we make in life.
In the aftermath of the Great War, Shirley Fearn dreams of challenging the conventions of rural England, where life is as predictable as the changing of the seasons.
The scarred veteran Mr. Tiller, left disfigured by an impossible accident on the battlefields of France, brings with him a message: part prophecy, part warning. Will it prevent her mastering her own destiny?
As the village prepares for the annual May Day celebrations, where a new queen will be crowned and the future will be reborn again, Shirley must choose: change or renewal?
The Arrival of Missives is a unique work, deftly marrying literary and genre influences. It heralds the arrival of a major new voice in speculative fiction.

The Arduino Inventor’s Guide

With Arduino, you can build any hardware project you can imagine. This open-source platform is designed to help total beginners explore electronics, and with its easy-to-learn programming language, you can collect data about the world around you to make something truly interactive.
*The Arduino Inventor’s Guide* opens with an electronics primer filled with essential background knowledge for your DIY journey. From there, you’ll learn your way around the Arduino through a classic hardware entry point—blinking LEDs. Over the course of the book, 11 hands-on projects will teach you how to:
–Build a stop light with LEDs
–Display the volume in a room on a warning dial
–Design and build a desktop fan
–Create a robot that draws with a motor and pens
–Create a servo-controlled balance beam
–Build your own playable mini piano
–Make a drag race timer to race toy cars against your friends
Each project focuses on a new set of skills, including breadboarding circuits; reading digital and analog inputs; reading magnetic, temperature, and other sensors; controlling servos and motors; and talking to your computer and the Web with an Arduino. At the end of every project, you’ll also find tips on how to use it and how to mod it with additional hardware or code.
What are you waiting for? Start making, and learn the skills you need to own your technology!
**Uses the Arduino Uno board or SparkFun RedBoard**

The Answer

**When does a Single Dad not have any kids? When he’s a single Daddy.**
What eternal bachelor and Wall Street mogul Damien wants more than anything is a boy of his own to cherish, but after years of heartbreak, he’s given up hope. No boy will ever love him as much as they love his wallet.
Until he meets his best friend’s son—a young man almost twenty years his junior.
A boy Damien hopes might one day call him Daddy.
**Since ending an abusive relationship, single dad Matthew isn’t looking to fall in love… but he can’t deny the way he feels after meeting his dad’s best friend.**
Teen dad Matthew is determined to make a life for himself and his daughter, Emily. But when he meets his father’s friend Damien, he can’t help but wonder if he’s not missing the bigger picture.
Where Matthew is timid, Damien is brave.
Where Matthew is shy, Damien’s confidently cocky.
And where Matthew falters, Damien is there to show him the way.
Falling head over heels with so much at stake is a terrible idea, but how can either of them help it when the answer they’ve both been looking for is each other?
*The Answer is the 105,000 word conclusion to the Single Dad Support Group series. It features blazing hot chemistry shared between a Daddy and his boy, the galaxy’s best d* ck pics, obscene confetti, and a friendship seven years in the making that will forever withstand the test of time. ** *
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**When does a Single Dad not have any kids? When he’s a single Daddy.**
What eternal bachelor and Wall Street mogul Damien wants more than anything is a boy of his own to cherish, but after years of heartbreak, he’s given up hope. No boy will ever love him as much as they love his wallet.
Until he meets his best friend’s son—a young man almost twenty years his junior.
A boy Damien hopes might one day call him Daddy.
**Since ending an abusive relationship, single dad Matthew isn’t looking to fall in love… but he can’t deny the way he feels after meeting his dad’s best friend.**
Teen dad Matthew is determined to make a life for himself and his daughter, Emily. But when he meets his father’s friend Damien, he can’t help but wonder if he’s not missing the bigger picture.
Where Matthew is timid, Damien is brave.
Where Matthew is shy, Damien’s confidently cocky.
And where Matthew falters, Damien is there to show him the way.
Falling head over heels with so much at stake is a terrible idea, but how can either of them help it when the answer they’ve both been looking for is each other?
*The Answer is the 105,000 word conclusion to the Single Dad Support Group series. It features blazing hot chemistry shared between a Daddy and his boy, the galaxy’s best d* ck pics, obscene confetti, and a friendship seven years in the making that will forever withstand the test of time.*

The Annihilation Score

In this this science fiction spy thriller by Hugo Award winning writer Charles Stross, the Laundry – the British secret agency that fights supernatural threats – must team up with the police force, with one unfortunate secret agent caught in the middle.
NOBODY DOES IT BETTER . . .
Dr Mo O’Brien is an intelligence agent at the top secret government agency known as ‘the Laundry’. When occult powers threaten the realm, they’ll be there to clean up the mess and deal with the witnesses.
But the Laundry is recovering from a devastating attack and when average citizens all over the country start to develop supernatural powers, the police are called in to help. Mo is appointed as official police liaison, but in between dealing with police bureaucracy, superpowered members of the public and disgruntled politicians, Mo discovers to her horror that she can no longer rely on her marriage, nor on the weapon that has been at her side for eight years of undercover work, the possessed violin known as ‘Lecter’.
If this wasn’t bad enough, a mysterious figure known as Dr Freudstein is committing heists and sending increasingly threatening messages to the police. Who is Freudstein and what is he planning?

Test Drive

A double shot of devastating news turns Justin Evanson’s life upside down. When he learns his father has cancer, and he has siblings he never knew existed, he leaves everything behind and moves to Virginia to support his dad as he tries to make amends with his family—a family Justin’s not sure he has a place in. Things go from bad to worse when he discovers his recent hookup is his newfound sister’s brother-in-law.
Drew Sinclair never expected to see Justin after their night at the club or to discover their family connection. If anyone found out, it would give Drew’s brother another reason to hate him. But there’s something about Justin that draws him in, and it’s not only because they burn up the sheets together.
One meeting leads to another, and before Justin realizes it, Drew has become the only thing in his world he feels is his. And for the first time in his life, Drew knows what it means to be needed. Being there for Justin and supporting him when things spiral out of control feels right. But with so much happening so quickly, it’s hard to trust their feelings. Is this thing between them real? Or just a test drive before life forces them down two separate roads? **
### Sinossi
A double shot of devastating news turns Justin Evanson’s life upside down. When he learns his father has cancer, and he has siblings he never knew existed, he leaves everything behind and moves to Virginia to support his dad as he tries to make amends with his family—a family Justin’s not sure he has a place in. Things go from bad to worse when he discovers his recent hookup is his newfound sister’s brother-in-law.
Drew Sinclair never expected to see Justin after their night at the club or to discover their family connection. If anyone found out, it would give Drew’s brother another reason to hate him. But there’s something about Justin that draws him in, and it’s not only because they burn up the sheets together.
One meeting leads to another, and before Justin realizes it, Drew has become the only thing in his world he feels is his. And for the first time in his life, Drew knows what it means to be needed. Being there for Justin and supporting him when things spiral out of control feels right. But with so much happening so quickly, it’s hard to trust their feelings. Is this thing between them real? Or just a test drive before life forces them down two separate roads?

TensorFlow Machine Learning Cookbook

Key Features Your quick guide to implementing TensorFlow in your day-to-day machine learning activities Learn advanced techniques that bring more accuracy and speed to machine learning Upgrade your knowledge to the second generation of machine learning with this guide on TensorFlow Book Description TensorFlow is an open source software library for Machine Intelligence. The independent recipes in this book will teach you how to use TensorFlow for complex data computations and will let you dig deeper and gain more insights into your data than ever before. You’ll work through recipes on training models, model evaluation, sentiment analysis, regression analysis, clustering analysis, artificial neural networks, and deep learning – each using Google’s machine learning library TensorFlow. This guide starts with the fundamentals of the TensorFlow library which includes variables, matrices, and various data sources. Moving ahead, you will get hands-on experience with Linear Regression techniques with TensorFlow. The next chapters cover important high-level concepts such as neural networks, CNN, RNN, and NLP. Once you are familiar and comfortable with the TensorFlow ecosystem, the last chapter will show you how to take it to production. What you will learn Become familiar with the basics of the TensorFlow machine learning library Get to know Linear Regression techniques with TensorFlow Learn SVMs with hands-on recipes Implement neural networks and improve predictions Apply NLP and sentiment analysis to your data Master CNN and RNN through practical recipes Take TensorFlow into production About the Author **Nick McClure** is currently a senior data scientist at PayScale, Inc. in Seattle, WA. Prior to this, he has worked at Zillow and Caesar’s Entertainment. He got his degrees in Applied Mathematics from The University of Montana and the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. He has a passion for learning and advocating for analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Nick occasionally puts his thoughts and musings on his blog,
, or through his Twitter account, @nfmcclure. Table of Contents Getting Started with TensorFlow The TensorFlow Way Linear Regression Support Vector Machines Nearest Neighbor Methods Neural Networks Natural Language Processing Convolutional Neural Networks Recurrent Neural Networks Taking TensorFlow to Production More with TensorFlow

Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City

A love letter from two Americans to their adopted city, showcasing modern dishes influenced by tradition, as well as the rich culture of their surroundings.
Even 150 years after unification, Italy is still a divided nation where individual regions are defined by their local cuisine– mirrors of their culture, history, and geography. But the cucina romana is the country’s greatest standout. In Tasting Rome, journalist Katie Parla and photographer Kristina Gill capture Rome’s unique character and truly evolved food culture– a culimation of two thousand years of history.
The recipes here, each selected for the story it tells, acknowledge the foundations of the cuisine and demonstrate how it has transitioned to the variations found today: cacio e pepe is not only a peppery condiment for pasta, but also a filling for suppli, fried rice balls; pollo alla romana is served as a summer platter of peppers stewed with chicken, but also deboned and on hearty sandwiches. Parla and Gill focus, too, on cucina ebraica to highlight the role Rome’s Jewish communities have had, bringing dishes such as hraimi con couscous, which incorporates spicy amberjack, and matzoh fritters, pizzarelle, with honey and pine nuts; celebrate the authentic quinto quarto (“the fifth quarter”) offal, and luscious verdure, which grow all over; acknowledge the baked pizzas and breads that anchor everyday eating; and explore the ever-changing culture of sweets and cocktails.
With its forgotten recipes, beloved favorites, and street food innovations, the book transports all the flavors of Rome into your kitchen. Narrative features revealing bits of history and gorgeous photography that highlight both the food and its hidden city will immediately inspire you to start Tasting Rome.
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