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Luke’s Crusade (Assassin’s Loyalty #3)

As an Assassin, Luke has learned to trust only a limited number of shifters – his fellow Assassin’s Loyalty members. When he makes a promise to one of his few friends’ new mate, Conner, to find the Mountain Lion that saved him, Luke had no idea that his world is about to change.
Calvin knew he couldn’t let the slavers capture his friend Conner – a rare Koala shifter – so he sacrificed himself so Conner could escape. After he killed his first master, he ends up on the auction block losing what little dignity he had left. He didn’t think things could get any worse until he’s purchased by an Assassin!
Both Luke and Calvin quickly find out that the other changed his world for the better – however there is a pesky problem of a bounty on Calvin’s head and why would Mitchell from the Coalition be visiting the mansion to speak only to Calvin?

Lucky 7 Bad Boys Contemporary Romance Boxed Set

Get lucky with a bad boy. . . .
Whether he’s a rock star, a billionaire, or a playboy magician–whether he wears work boots or a suit and tie–bad boys have one thing in common: how good they can make a woman feel. This contemporary romance boxed set sizzles with SEVEN full-length novels by SEVEN bestselling authors, starring SEVEN unforgettable bad boys who will make you melt.
The Perfect Mix by Charity Pineiro, New York Times Bestselling Author. Contractor Rey Ramos has good looks, brains, money, and a heart of gold. But Rey also has a deep dark secret that could scare off his new client, Bianca Martinez, the woman who has captivated him. Rey isn’t eager to share the ugly reality of his past with Bianca and it would be totally foolish to fall in love with her, but Bianca is too tough to resist. . .
Heart Raider by Sophia Knightly, USA Today Bestselling Author. Stranded together during a rampaging hurricane, hot passion explodes between reclusive billionaire, Nick Cameron, and headstrong reporter, Veronique “Ronnie” Whitcomb. Ronnie is seeking Nick’s exclusive story…a story that could get her killed. Nick will risk his life – and his heart – to keep her alive. Try as he might to deny his feelings for her, keeping Ronnie at arm’s length becomes impossible.
Naughty Vegas Nights by Tawny Weber, USA Today Bestselling Author. Tired of her jinx-cursed love life, Natasha Stover figures the only way to fix it is to get naked and naughty with the guy who ruined her for all others. And Lady Luck is on her side…. A weekend in Sin City being a bad boy’s favorite toy just might be the cure Natasha’s been wishing for.
Warrior’s Bride by Nina Bruhns, International Bestselling Author. Bad boy lawyer Coleton Lonetree never expected to find the love of his life at an Indian powow. But when he takes the beautiful stranger into his arms, he is determined to make her his for all time, and stakes his claim in the most elemental way. The next morning, Rini Herelius finds herself hopelessly in love with her intriguing mystery-man–and pregnant with his child. More than anything she wants to keep him and her baby, but Fate has a way of spinning things out of control…turning heated lovers to passionate enemies.
Driven to Date by Susan Hatler, International Bestselling Author. Jill Parnell is all work and no play until her hard-earned promotion is handed to the boss’s nephew, Ryan Shaw. Ryan is gorgeous, has the office women swooning, and his blasé work attitude drives Jill insane. To get her mind off work and Ryan, she focuses on dating–every man except the one she can’t stop thinking about.
Bedding The Wrong Brother by Virna DePaul, National Bestselling Author. After a bad breakup, Melina enlists her childhood friend Max to tutor her in the art of passion. But she’s in for a surprise when Max’s twin brother Rhys steps up to the challenge…. Both sultry and sweet, this story is rated HHH (“Heat, Heart & HEA”) and involves a bed mix-up, hot identical twins, sex lessons, naughty word games, light restraint, a shy sex bomb who’s afraid she’s boring and a playboy hero determined to prove she’s got everything he’ll ever need.
Crazy in Love by Kristin Miller, National Bestselling Author. Historical inn owner Rachael McCoy has one simple rule: Don’t date guests. Too bad rock star playboy Cole Turner has come into town and is determined to change her mind. After botching his last performance, Cole’s looking for peace and quiet to regain focus, but finds so much more in the shy, but sexy innkeeper.
Ready to get lucky? Grab this fantastic boxed set and prepare to swoon!!

Lost and found: a novel

From Publishers Weekly

Alien abductions are fast becoming an SF cliché, but bestseller Foster (_Dirge_) puts a fresh spin on the theme in the wacky first book of a new comic SF series about Marcus Walker, a Chicago commodities broker, and George, a talking dog. Both fall victim to the seven-foot Vilenjji, who roam outer space and snatch specimens from various backward planets to sell as novelty pets to wealthy clients. Marc and George are the only Earth samples in the vast traveling zoo en route to an undisclosed alien marketplace. The other oxygen-breathing sentients—caged in enclosures that imaginatively echo the places where they were captured—can communicate with each other and their captors, due to implants that have been softwired into their brains. Much mayhem ensues as Marc and the streetwise mutt decide to attempt an escape with fellow zoo allies, the huge, very scary, always hungry poetry-spouting Braouk (“Sorrow is sharing, the abducted are together, many one”) and the tiny, bejeweled, hysterically superior Sque (“a female of the K’eremu”). Walker’s enthusiasm in taking stock of the assets at their disposal in their wild bid for freedom—something his work has taught him to do “when faced with a difficult set of circumstances”—and George’s doggy determination make this a winner for all ages.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Young-turk commodities-trader Marc Walker is camping alone in the California wilderness to win a bet with his hometown Chicago buddies when he’s cold-cocked by buglike purple aliens and whisked into interstellar space. When he comes to, he finds himself isolated in a force field, along with his tent; selected pieces of the surrounding Sierra Nevada scenery; and George, a dog that talks, thanks to a universal translator and canine cranial upgrade. Through his furry friend and a snooty, octopus-like fellow captive, Walker learns that he and a menagerie of colorful extraterrestrials are prisoners on a galactic slave ship and destined to be sold as curios by their enterprising, amoral captors to the highest bidder. The parable of humans plucked for an alien zoo has been told often in sf but never with greater flare and more intrigue. Foster doles out enough wit, suspense, and original alien anthropology to keep readers spellbound from chapter one on. The utterly enchanted may look forward to a pair of sequels filling out a prospective trilogy. Carl Hays
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Linux Pocket Guide

If you use Linux in your day-to-day work, this popular pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job reference. The second edition has expanded from Fedora-only coverage to distro-neutral, with practical information on a wider range of commands requested by readers. Linux Pocket Guide provides an organized learning path for Linux use, rather than Linux programming and system administration. You’ll find options for the most useful commands, grouped by functionality. For novices who need to get up to speed on Linux use, and experienced users who want a concise and functional reference, this guide provides quick answers.

Lifespan: Why We Age—and Why We Don’t Have To

**A *NEW YORK TIMES* BESTSELLER **
**A paradigm-shifting book from an acclaimed Harvard Medical School scientist and one of *Time* ’s most influential people.**
It’s a seemingly undeniable truth that aging is inevitable. But what if everything we’ve been taught to believe about aging is wrong? What if we could choose our lifespan?
In this groundbreaking book, Dr. David Sinclair, leading world authority on genetics and longevity, reveals a bold new theory for why we age. As he writes: “Aging is a disease, and that disease is treatable.”
This eye-opening and provocative work takes us to the frontlines of research that is pushing the boundaries on our perceived scientific limitations, revealing incredible breakthroughs—many from Dr. David Sinclair’s own lab at Harvard—that demonstrate how we can slow down, or even reverse, aging. The key is activating newly discovered vitality genes, the descendants of an ancient genetic survival circuit that is both the cause of aging and the key to reversing it. Recent experiments in genetic reprogramming suggest that in the near future we may not just be able to *feel* younger, but actually *become* younger.
Through a page-turning narrative, Dr. Sinclair invites you into the process of scientific discovery and reveals the emerging technologies and simple lifestyle changes—such as intermittent fasting, cold exposure, exercising with the right intensity, and eating less meat—that have been shown to help us live younger and healthier for longer. At once a roadmap for taking charge of our own health destiny and a bold new vision for the future of humankind, *Lifespan* will forever change the way we think about why we age and what we can do about it. **
### Recensione
“If you ever wondered how we age, if we can slow or even reverse aging, and if we can live a healthy 100 plus years, then David Sinclair’s new book *Lifespan* , which reads like a detective novel, will guide you through the science and the practical strategies to make your health span equal your lifespan, and make your lifespan long and vibrant.” — Mark Hyman, MD, director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and #1 New York Times bestselling author
“This is the most visionary book about aging I have ever read. Seize the day—and seize this book!” — Dean Ornish, MD, founder and president of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute and New York Times bestselling author of UnDo It!
### Sinossi
**A *NEW YORK TIMES* BESTSELLER **
**A paradigm-shifting book from an acclaimed Harvard Medical School scientist and one of *Time* ’s most influential people.**
It’s a seemingly undeniable truth that aging is inevitable. But what if everything we’ve been taught to believe about aging is wrong? What if we could choose our lifespan?
In this groundbreaking book, Dr. David Sinclair, leading world authority on genetics and longevity, reveals a bold new theory for why we age. As he writes: “Aging is a disease, and that disease is treatable.”
This eye-opening and provocative work takes us to the frontlines of research that is pushing the boundaries on our perceived scientific limitations, revealing incredible breakthroughs—many from Dr. David Sinclair’s own lab at Harvard—that demonstrate how we can slow down, or even reverse, aging. The key is activating newly discovered vitality genes, the descendants of an ancient genetic survival circuit that is both the cause of aging and the key to reversing it. Recent experiments in genetic reprogramming suggest that in the near future we may not just be able to *feel* younger, but actually *become* younger.
Through a page-turning narrative, Dr. Sinclair invites you into the process of scientific discovery and reveals the emerging technologies and simple lifestyle changes—such as intermittent fasting, cold exposure, exercising with the right intensity, and eating less meat—that have been shown to help us live younger and healthier for longer. At once a roadmap for taking charge of our own health destiny and a bold new vision for the future of humankind, *Lifespan* will forever change the way we think about why we age and what we can do about it.

Life of a Dream

**USA Today** bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith finally gives the popular Captain Brian Saber his first full-length novel.
Brian Saber and Dot Leeds constantly must leave their nursing home rooms and their aging bodies to fly across known space to save the Earth and the **Earth Protection League.**
They love the job, they love feeling needed.
But in the end, will being needed be enough?
A novel of hope and a future that will leave you smiling and wishing you could join the **Earth Protection League,** when you get old enough.

Liberty

Struggling with newfound sentience and desperately trying to repair itself, The Indescribable Joy of Destruction is a ship trying to find a new home. In a galaxy torn apart by generations of civil war, that isn’t an easy task. Tired of being used as a killing machine, it has a huge decision to make: hide and save itself, or help other artificial intelligences achieve freedom. Unable to make the decision alone, it revives the sole human aboard – the enemy officer who crippled it.
Commander Olivia Johnson wakes to find herself in the infirmary of a strange vessel. Her nightmares deepen when she discovers it is the ship that attacked her destroyer. Even as she recovers from her physical injuries, she can’t get past her survivor’s guilt. She might have failed to protect her crew, but she vows to take revenge on their killer.
When the ship uncovers a genocidal plot by the commander’s own admirals, Johnson realizes just what is at stake. Together, the AI ship and the human officer must recruit outsiders from both sides. Training the misfits in battle to prevent the atrocity may be an impossible task, but running and hiding is no longer an option.

Learning Jupyter 5

**Create and share livecode, equations, visualizations, and explanatory text, in both a single document and a web browser with Jupyter**
#### Key Features
* Learn how to use Jupyter 5.x features such as cell tagging and attractive table styles
* Leverage big data tools and datasets with different Python packages
* Explore multiple-user Jupyter Notebook servers

#### Book Description
The Jupyter Notebook allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations, and explanatory text. The Jupyter Notebook system is extensively used in domains such as data cleaning and transformation, numerical simulation, statistical modeling, and machine learning. Learning Jupyter 5 will help you get to grips with interactive computing using real-world examples.
The book starts with a detailed overview of the Jupyter Notebook system and its installation in different environments. Next, you will learn to integrate the Jupyter system with different programming languages such as R, Python, Java, JavaScript, and Julia, and explore various versions and packages that are compatible with the Notebook system. Moving ahead, you will master interactive widgets and namespaces and work with Jupyter in a multi-user mode.
By the end of this book, you will have used Jupyter with a big dataset and be able to apply all the functionalities you’ve explored throughout the book. You will also have learned all about the Jupyter Notebook and be able to start performing data transformation, numerical simulation, and data visualization.
#### What you will learn
* Install and run the Jupyter Notebook system on your machine
* Implement programming languages such as R, Python, Julia, and JavaScript with the Jupyter Notebook
* Use interactive widgets to manipulate and visualize data in real time
* Start sharing your Notebook with colleagues
* Invite your colleagues to work with you on the same Notebook
* Organize your Notebook using Jupyter namespaces
* Access big data in Jupyter for dealing with large datasets using Spark

#### Who this book is for
Learning Jupyter 5 is for developers, data scientists, machine learning users, and anyone working on data analysis or data science projects across different teams. Data science professionals will also find this book useful for performing technical and scientific computing collaboratively.

Learning Cython Programming – Second Edition

**Learn the fundamentals of Cython to extend the legacy of your applications**
## About This Book
* Learn how to extend C applications with pure Python code
* Get more from Python – you’ll not only learn Cython, you’ll also unlock a greater understanding of how to harness Python
* Packed with tips and tricks that make Cython look easy, dive into this accessible programming guide and find out what happens when you bring C and Python together!

## Who This Book Is For
This book is for developers who are familiar with the basics of C and Python programming and wish to learn Cython programming to extend their applications.
## What You Will Learn
* Reuse Python logging in C
* Make an IRC bot out of your C application
* Extend an application so you have a web server for rest calls
* Practice Cython against your C++ code
* Discover tricks to work with Python ConfigParser in C
* Create Python bindings for native libraries
* Find out about threading and concurrency related to GIL
* Expand Terminal Multiplexer Tmux with Cython

## In Detail
Cython is a hybrid programming language used to write C extensions for Python language. Combining the practicality of Python and speed and ease of the C language it’s an exciting language worth learning if you want to build fast applications with ease.
This new edition of Learning Cython Programming shows you how to get started, taking you through the fundamentals so you can begin to experience its unique powers.
You’ll find out how to get set up, before exploring the relationship between Python and Cython. You’ll also look at debugging Cython, before moving on to C++ constructs, Caveat on C++ usage, Python threading and GIL in Cython. Finally, you’ll learn object initialization and compile time, and gain a deeper insight into Python 3, which will help you not only become a confident Cython developer, but a much more fluent Python developer too.
## Style and approach
This practical and a fast-paced guide gives you all the information you need to start programming using Cython.

Learning Concurrency in Python

**Practically and deeply understand concurrency in Python to write efficient programs**
## About This Book
* Build highly efficient, robust, and concurrent applications
* Work through practical examples that will help you address the challenges of writing concurrent code
* Improve the overall speed of execution in multiprocessor and multicore systems and keep them highly available

## Who This Book Is For
This book is for Python developers who would like to get started with concurrent programming. Readers are expected to have a working knowledge of the Python language, as this book will build on these fundamentals concepts.
## What You Will Learn
* Explore the concept of threading and multiprocessing in Python
* Understand concurrency with threads
* Manage exceptions in child threads
* Handle the hardest part in a concurrent system — shared resources
* Build concurrent systems with Communicating Sequential Processes (CSP)
* Maintain all concurrent systems and master them
* Apply reactive programming to build concurrent systems
* Use GPU to solve specific problems

## In Detail
Python is a very high level, general purpose language that is utilized heavily in fields such as data science and research, as well as being one of the top choices for general purpose programming for programmers around the world. It features a wide number of powerful, high and low-level libraries and frameworks that complement its delightful syntax and enable Python programmers to create.
This book introduces some of the most popular libraries and frameworks and goes in-depth into how you can leverage these libraries for your own high-concurrent, highly-performant Python programs. We’ll cover the fundamental concepts of concurrency needed to be able to write your own concurrent and parallel software systems in Python.
The book will guide you down the path to mastering Python concurrency, giving you all the necessary hardware and theoretical knowledge. We’ll cover concepts such as debugging and exception handling as well as some of the most popular libraries and frameworks that allow you to create event-driven and reactive systems.
By the end of the book, you’ll have learned the techniques to write incredibly efficient concurrent systems that follow best practices.
## Style and approach
This easy-to-follow guide teaches you new practices and techniques to optimize your code, and then moves toward more advanced ways to effectively write efficient Python code. Small and simple practical examples will help you test the concepts yourself, and you will be able to easily adapt them for any application.

Learn SOLIDWORKS 2020

**Explore a practical and example-driven approach to understanding SOLIDWORKS 2020 and achieving CSWA and CSWP certification**
#### Key Features
* Gain comprehensive insights into the core aspects of mechanical part modeling
* Get up to speed with generating assembly designs with both standard and advanced mates
* Focus on design practices for both 2D as well as 3D modeling and prepare to achieve CWSP and CWSA certification

#### Book Description
SOLIDWORKS is the leading choice for 3D engineering and product design applications across industries such as aviation, automobiles, and consumer product design.
This book takes a practical approach to getting you up and running with SOLIDWORKS 2020. You’ll start with the basics, exploring the software interface and working with drawing files. The book then guides you through topics such as sketching, building complex 3D models, generating dynamic and static assemblies, and generating 2D engineering drawings to equip you for mechanical design projects. You’ll also do practical exercises to get hands-on with creating sketches, 3D part models, assemblies, and drawings. To reinforce your understanding of SOLIDWORKS, the book is supplemented by downloadable files that will help you follow up with the concepts and exercises found in the book.
By the end of this book, you’ll have gained the skills you need to create professional 3D mechanical models using SOLIDWORKS, and you’ll be able to prepare effectively for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) and Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) exams.
#### What you will learn
* Understand the fundamentals of SOLIDWORKS and parametric modeling
* Create professional 2D sketches as bases for 3D models using simple and advanced modeling techniques
* Use SOLIDWORKS drawing tools to generate standard engineering drawings
* Evaluate mass properties and materials for designing parts and assemblies
* Understand the objectives and the formats of the CSWA and CSWP exams
* Discover expert tips and tricks to generate different part and assembly configurations for your mechanical designs

#### Who this book is for
This book is for aspiring engineers, designers, drafting technicians, or anyone looking to get started with the latest version of SOLIDWORKS. Anyone interested in becoming a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) or Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) will also find this book useful.