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Line War

The Polity is under attack from a melded’ AI entity with control of the lethal Jain technology, yet the attack seems to have no coherence. When one of Erebus’s wormships kills millions on the world of Klurhammon, a high-tech agricultural world of no real tactical significance, agent Ian Cormac is sent to investigate, though he is secretly struggling to control a new ability no human being should possess . . . and beginning to question the motives of his AI masters. Further attacks and seemingly indiscriminate slaughter ensue, but only serve to bring some of the most dangerous individuals in the Polity into the war. Mr Crane, the indefatigable brass killing machine sets out for vengeance, while Orlandine, a vastly-augmented haiman who herself controls Jain technology, seeks a weapon of appalling power and finds allies from an ancient war. Meanwhile Mika, scientist and Dragon expert, is again kidnapped by that unfathomable alien entity and dragged into the heart of things: to wake the makers of Jain technology from their five-million-year slumber. But Erebus’s attacks are not so indiscriminate, after all, and could very well herald the end of the Polity itself . . .The Polity is under attack from a melded’ AI entity with control of the lethal Jain technology, yet the attack seems to have no coherence. When one of Erebus’s wormships kills millions on the world of Klurhammon, a high-tech agricultural world of no real tactical significance, agent Ian Cormac is sent to investigate, though he is secretly struggling to control a new ability no human being should possess . . . and beginning to question the motives of his AI masters. Further attacks and seemingly indiscriminate slaughter ensue, but only serve to bring some of the most dangerous individuals in the Polity into the war. Mr Crane, the indefatigable brass killing machine sets out for vengeance, while Orlandine, a vastly-augmented haiman who herself controls Jain technology, seeks a weapon of appalling power and finds allies from an ancient war. Meanwhile Mika, scientist and Dragon expert, is again kidnapped by that unfathomable alien entity and dragged into the heart of things: to wake the makers of Jain technology from their five-million-year slumber. But Erebus’s attacks are not so indiscriminate, after all, and could very well herald the end of the Polity itself . . .
(source: Bol.com)

Just the Sexiest Man Alive

When she is hired to coach People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for his role in an upcoming legal thriller, lawyer Taylor Donovan refuses to fall for Jason Andrews’s Hollywood heartthrob ways. Original.
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-Chicagoan Taylor Donovan is driven to succeed, and her track record in defending corporate clients against sexual harassment lawsuits is unsurpassed. On loan to her firm’s Los Angeles office, she reluctantly agrees to coach big-name actor and sexy heartthrob Jason Andrews for his upcoming role as a lawyer. His attitude irks her, while her insistence on maintaining a professional distance, in spite of their obvious and mutual physical attraction, intrigues him. James herself is a practicing attorney in both Chicago and L.A., and her familiarity with both the law and the film industry lends credibility to this fast-moving, contemporary romantic comedy between two strong- willed characters.- –Booklist -If you’ve ever wondered what it is like having the Hollywood spotlight on you, this is the book to read. Each word and situation is lovingly crafted and is, happy to say, perfection. . . . Just The Sexiest Man Alive is a spectacular beginning of what I hope is a stellar career of debut author, Julie James. . . . I’m jumping up and down here asking you not to miss this awesome novel that rightly deserves my Perfect 10 award.- –Romance Reviews Today-Julie James has created a wonderful debut novel. I thoroughly enjoyed the ride that Taylor and Jason took me on… And it is funny! Before I was even 35 pages into the book, Ms. James had me laughing out loud at one particular scene . . . An actual put the book down, laugh out loud, and wipe the tears from my eyes laugh. It is a fabulous book and I highly recommend it to everyone.- –Romance Novel TV-James[‘s] . . . familiarity with both the law and the film industry lends credibility to this fast-moving, contemporary romantic comedy between two strong-willed characters.- –Booklist-Just the Sexiest Man Alive is witty, romantic, and so realistic I could have been there witnessing Taylor and Jason’s love story unfold. Julie James has a winning debut on her hands that is just an engaging delight to read.- –Joyfully Reviewed-Is anyone able to resist the sexiest man alive? You might be surprised in this funny story. . . . Even in the improbable world of Hollywood’s top actors, Julie James introduces believable characters with real motivations behind their actions. With two witty and charming main characters, the dialogue is sure to keep the reader entertained.- –Fresh Fiction-This is an absolutely delightful read. It is clever, witty, and wonderfully romantic. Ms. James uses a sharp sense of humor and intelligence to develop her characters. The story is packed full of wry comebacks and snappy dialogue. . . . This is one book you hate to see end, because the characters are just that much fun.- –Coffee Time -The sparks fly, hilarity is plentiful with all of the one-liners in the story, and underneath it all is a touching look at fame and fortune and how it can become the only reason people get close to a person. Just the Sexiest Man Alive is now residing on my -keeper- shelf. Once you read the exploits of Taylor and Jason, you will feel the same way. Bravo, Ms James.- –Affaire de Coeur -In her debut novel, James shakes up the world of lawyers and celebrity romance, producing a captivating, beautifully written story. The fireworks between the characters fuel the plot and will keep readers flipping the pages at a dizzying pace.- –Romantic Times BookReviews-Is there any woman alive who hasn’t dreamed of landing the absolute sexiest Hollywood star? . . . In Just the Sexiest Man Alive Julie James spins a tale of that dream come true. . . . A larger than life hero and an unlikely heroine whose lives would normally never intersect and yet they turn out to be perfect for each other. . . . If you’re looking for a feel-good romance, you can’t go wrong with this story.- –Queuemyreview-Ms. James tackles what happens to a person when being told NO becomes something of the past, the obstacles so many stars face with trying to sort out who really cares for them and who is only using them for their own 15 minutes of fame, and how to stay grounded and somewhat normal when the rest of the world puts you on a pedestal with wit, humor and plenty of NO from the heroine. The one-liners will keep you laughing all the way through this book.- –Night Owl Romance
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Just One of the Guys

Being one of the guys isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…So when journalist Chastity O’Neill returns to her hometown, she decides it’s time to start working on some of those feminine wiles. Two tiny problems: #1–she’s five feet eleven inches of rock-solid girl power, and #2–she’s cursed with four alpha male older brothers.
While doing a story on local heroes, she meets a hunky doctor and things start to look up. Now there’s only one problem: Trevor Meade, her first love and the one man she’s never quite gotten over–although he seems to have gotten over her just fine.
Yet the more time she spends with Dr. Perfect, the better Trevor looks. But even with the in-your-face competition, the irresistible Trevor just can’t seem to see Chastity as anything more than just one of the guys….

Just After Sunset

Just After Sunset EXP: Stories by Stephen King
**Subtle, haunting, terrifying—this astonishing collection of short stories from #1 bestselling author Stephen King includes the short story “N.”**
Stephen King—who has written more than fifty books, dozens of number one *New York Times* bestsellers, and many unforgettable movies—delivers an astonishing collection of short stories, his first since *Everything’s Eventual* six years ago. As guest editor of the bestselling *Best American Short Stories 2007*, King spent over a year reading hundreds of stories. His renewed passion for the form is evident on every page of *Just After Sunset*. The stories in this collection have appeared in *The New Yorker*, *Playboy*, *McSweeney’s*, *The Paris Review*, *Esquire*, and other publications.
Who but Stephen King would turn a Port-O-San into a slimy birth canal, or a roadside honky-tonk into a place for endless love? A book salesman with a grievance might pick up a mute hitchhiker, not knowing the silent man in the passenger seat listens altogether too well. Or an exercise routine on a stationary bicycle, begun to reduce bad cholesterol, might take its rider on a captivating—and then terrifying—journey. Set on a remote key in Florida, “The Gingerbread Girl” is a riveting tale featuring a young woman as vulnerable—and resourceful—as Audrey Hepburn’s character in *Wait Until Dark*. In “Ayana,” a blind girl works a miracle with a kiss and the touch of her hand. For King, the line between the living and the dead is often blurry, and the seams that hold our reality intact might tear apart at any moment. In one of the longer stories here, “N.,” which broke new ground when it was adapted as a graphic digital entertainment, a psychiatric patient’s irrational thinking might create an apocalyptic threat in the Maine countryside…or keep the world from falling victim to it.
*Just After Sunset*—call it dusk, call it twilight, it’s a time when human intercourse takes on an unnatural cast, when nothing is quite as it appears, when the imagination begins to reach for shadows as they dissipate to darkness and living daylight can be scared right out of you. It’s the perfect time for Stephen King.

Jumper

SUMMARY: Written In The 1990S By American Author Steven Gould, Jumper Is The Inspiration For The Film Of The Same Name To Be Released In Feb 08 And Starring Samuel L Jackson. It Tells The Story Of Davy Rice, Played By Hayden Christensen, As He Escapes His Tortured Childhood To Explore The World Via Teleportation And Find His Long Lost Mother. At Seventeen The World Is At Your Feet& Especially If You Can Teleport. David Rice Barely Remembers His Mother. She Left His Alcoholic Father When Davy Was Very Young. She Left Davy Too, And Since Then All Of William Rice’S Abusive Anger Has Been Focused On His Young Teenage Son. One Evening, As He Is About To Receive Another Brutal Beating, Davy Shuts His Eyes And Wishes To Be Safe. When He Opens Them Again, He Finds Himself In His Small Town’S Library. Slowly, He Realises He Is Very Special, He Can Teleport. Armed With His New Power, Davy Sets Out With New Purpose: He Will Leave His Abusive Home And Find His Long Lost Mother. Davy’S Confidence Grows As His Skills Do, But They Also Draw Unwanted Attention And Soon Davy Finds That He Too Is Hunted.

John Adams

SUMMARY: In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second president of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as “out of his senses”; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the most moving love stories in American history. This is history on a grand scale — a book about politics and war and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, John Adams is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

Japanese Visual Culture

Born of Japan’s cultural encounter with Western entertainment media, manga (comic books or graphic novels) and anime (animated films) are two of the most universally recognized forms of contemporary mass culture. Because they tell stories through visual imagery, they vault over language barriers. Well suited to electronic transmission and distributed by Japan’s globalized culture industry, they have become a powerful force in both the mediascape and the marketplace. This volume brings together an international group of scholars from many specialties to probe the richness and subtleties of these deceptively simple cultural forms. The contributors explore the historical, cultural, sociological, and religious dimensions of manga and anime, and examine specific sub-genres, artists, and stylistics. The book also addresses such topics as spirituality, the use of visual culture by Japanese new religious movements, Japanese Goth, nostalgia and Japanese pop, comics for girls, and more. With illustrations throughout, it is a rich source for all scholars and fans of manga and anime as well as students of contemporary mass culture or Japanese culture and civilization.

The Janson Directive

SUMMARY: When billionaire philanthropist Peter Novak is kidnapped by a terrorist known as The Caliph, it’s up to Paul Janson—a legend in the notorious U.S. covert agency Consular Operations—to save him. But Janson’s rescue operation goes horribly wrong…and soon Janson is marked for death, the target of a “beyond salvage” order issued from the highest level of the government. Now Janson is running for his life, pursued by Jessica Kincaid, a young agent of astonishing ability who can anticipate and counter his every move. To survive, Janson must outrace a conspiracy that has gone beyond the control of its originators. To win, he must counter it with a conspiracy of his own…

Irish Thoroughbred

SUMMARY: It was a dream come true for Irish Lass Adelia “Dee” Cunnane to work with her uncle, a horse trainer at the Royal Meadows, one of the most renowned stables in the world. But there was a catch, and his name was Travis Grant. He was the stable’s owner and a man as proud, as passionate and as opinionated as…herself!

Irish Rose

SUMMARY: Erin McKinnon was a bold beauty, and thought she knew what she was letting herself into when she accepted Burke Logan’s loveless proposal and his cool promise of security and wealth.But could this ravishing Irish Rose win her hard-hearted husband’s love?

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

SUMMARY: What to eat, what not to eat, and how to think about health: a manifesto for our times “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” These simple words go to the heart of Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food,” the well-considered answers he provides to the questions posed in the bestselling “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” Humans used to know how to eat well, Pollan argues. But the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused, complicated, and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists-all of whom have much to gain from our dietary confusion. As a result, we face today a complex culinary landscape dense with bad advice and foods that are not “real.” These “edible foodlike substances” are often packaged with labels bearing health claims that are typically false or misleading. Indeed, real food is fast disappearing from the marketplace, to be replaced by “nutrients,” and plain old eating by an obsession with nutrition that is, paradoxically, ruining our health, not to mention our meals. Michael Pollan’s sensible and decidedly counterintuitive advice is: “Don’t eat anything that your great-great grandmother would not recognize as food.” Writing “In Defense of Food,” and affirming the joy of eating, Pollan suggests that if we would pay more for better, well-grown food, but buy less of it, we’ll benefit ourselves, our communities, and the environment at large. Taking a clear-eyed look at what science does and does not know about the links between diet and health, he proposes a new way to think about the question of what to eat that is informed by ecology and tradition rather than by the prevailing nutrient-by-nutrientapproach. “In Defense of Food” reminds us that, despite the daunting dietary landscape Americans confront in the modern supermarket, the solutions to the current omnivore’s dilemma can be found all around us. In looking toward traditional diets the world over, as well as the foods our families-and regions-historically enjoyed, we can recover a more balanced, reasonable, and pleasurable approach to food. Michael Pollan’s bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we might start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives and enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy.

Human Traces

SUMMARY: Sixteen-year-old Jacques Rebière is living a humble life in rural France, studying butterflies and frogs by candlelight in his bedroom. Across the Channel, in England, the playful Thomas Midwinter, also sixteen, is enjoying a life of ease-and is resigned to follow his father’s wishes and pursue a career in medicine. A fateful seaside meeting four years later sets the two young men on a profound course of friendship and discovery; they will become pioneers in the burgeoning field of psychiatry. But when a female patient at the doctors’ Austrian sanatorium becomes dangerously ill, the two men’s conflicting diagnosis threatens to divide them–and to undermine all their professional achievements. From the bestselling author of Birdsong comes this masterful novel that ventures to answer challenging questions of consciousness and science, and what it means to be human.

How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less (English Edition)

Whether selling, managing, negotiating, planning, collaborating, pitching, instructing-or on your knees with a marriage proposal-the secret of success is based on connecting with other people. Now that connection is infinitely easier to make through Nicholas Boothman’s program of rapport by design.
*How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less* is the work of a master of Neuro-Linguistic Programming whose career is teaching corporations and groups the secrets of successful face-to-face communication. Aimed at establishing rapport-that stage between meeting and communicating-*How to Make People Like You* focuses on the concept of synchrony. It shows how to synchronize attitude, synchronize body language, and synchronize voice tone so that you instantly and imperceptibly become someone the other person likes. Reinforcing these easy-to-learn skills is knowing how to read the other person’s sensory preferences-most of us are visual, some are kinesthetic, and a minority are auditory. So when you say “I see what you mean” to a visual person, you’re really speaking his language. Along the way the book covers attitude, nervousness, words that open a conversation and words that shut it down, compliments, eye cues, the magic of opposites attracting, and more. It’s how to make the best of the most important 90 seconds in any relationship, business or personal.
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Whether selling, managing, negotiating, planning, collaborating, pitching, instructing-or on your knees with a marriage proposal-the secret of success is based on connecting with other people. Now that connection is infinitely easier to make through Nicholas Boothman’s program of rapport by design.
*How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less* is the work of a master of Neuro-Linguistic Programming whose career is teaching corporations and groups the secrets of successful face-to-face communication. Aimed at establishing rapport-that stage between meeting and communicating-*How to Make People Like You* focuses on the concept of synchrony. It shows how to synchronize attitude, synchronize body language, and synchronize voice tone so that you instantly and imperceptibly become someone the other person likes. Reinforcing these easy-to-learn skills is knowing how to read the other person’s sensory preferences-most of us are visual, some are kinesthetic, and a minority are auditory. So when you say “I see what you mean” to a visual person, you’re really speaking his language. Along the way the book covers attitude, nervousness, words that open a conversation and words that shut it down, compliments, eye cues, the magic of opposites attracting, and more. It’s how to make the best of the most important 90 seconds in any relationship, business or personal.
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Never again let shyness get in the way of an appointment or interview. Or leave the making of an important contact to chance. Or find yourself tongue-tied or distracted in social situations. The key, according to Nicholas Boothman and his plan for face-to-face communication, is simple the way to make a person like you is to make yourself be like that person, if only for the 90 seconds or less it takes to establish rapport.
Learn the power of a Really Useful Attitude, the secr4est of voice tone and body language, the difference between ýopening upO words and ýclosing downO words. And reinforcing all of these skills is knowing how to read another personís sensory preference most of us are Visual people, some are Kinesthetic and a few are Auditory. So when you say ýI see what you meanO to a Visual, youíre really speaking his or her language. And then youíre on your way.

The Horror Stories Of Robert E. Howard

Here are Howard’s greatest horror tales, all in their original, definitive versions. Some of Howard’s best-known characters–Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, and sailor Steve Costigan among them–roam the forbidding locales of the author’s fevered imagination, from the swamps and bayous of the Deep South to the fiend-haunted woods outside Paris to remote jungles in Africa.
The collection includes Howard’s masterpiece “Pigeons from Hell,” which Stephen King calls “one of the finest horror stories of [the twentieth] century,” a tale of two travelers who stumble upon the ruins of a Southern plantation–and into the maw of its fatal secret. In “Black Canaan” even the best warrior has little chance of taking down the evil voodoo man with unholy powers–and none at all against his wily mistress, the diabolical High Priestess of Damballah. In these and other lavishly illustrated classics, such as the revenge nightmare “Worms of the Earth” and “The Cairn on the Headland,”Howard spins tales of unrelenting terror, the legacy of one of the world’s great masters of the macabre.
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His Last Bow

SUMMARY: “His Last Bow” is a collection of eight detective stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous literary creation, Sherlock Holmes. Contained within this collection are the following tales: The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge, The Adventure of the Cardboard Box, The Adventure of the Red Circle, The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans, The Adventure of the Dying Detective, The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot, and His Last Bow.

Heat Wave

Heat Wave (Premium Edition) (Nikki Heat Series #1) by Richard Castle
The *New York Times* bestseller, HEAT WAVE, is a tie-in to the ABC primetime show, CASTLE, that premiered in March 2009. The main character of the show, Richard Castle, is a bestselling mystery writer. HEAT WAVE is his newest book:
Mystery sensation Richard Castle, blockbuster author of the wildly best-selling Derrick Storm novels, introduces his newest character, NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat. Tough, sexy, professional, Nikki Heat carries a passion for justice as she leads one of New York City’s top homicide squads. She’s hit with an unexpected challenge when the commissioner assigns superstar magazine journalist Jameson Rook to ride along with her to research an article on New York’s Finest. Pulitzer Prize-winning Rook is as much a handful as he is handsome. His wise-cracking and meddling aren’t her only problems. As she works to unravel the secrets of the murdered real estate tycoon, she must also confront the spark between them.