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Just to Be With You (Seattle Sullivans)

“Not since Nora Roberts has anyone been able to write a big family romance series with every book as good as the last. Bella Andre never disappoints.” Revolving Bookcase Reviews
Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with Bella Andre’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romances about the Sullivans!
BOOK DESCRIPTION: Ian Sullivan, the powerful and wealthy CEO of Sullivan Investments, has never failed at anything in his life…apart from love and marriage. Certain that he’ll never take the plunge again, the last thing he expects is for a beautiful actress to turn his perfectly organized world completely upside down.
Tatiana Landon, one of the hottest talents in Hollywood, has been waiting for true love her whole life. When she meets Ian, she’s certain she’s finally found it…along with a passion that sizzles hotter than anything in her wildest dreams. All she needs to do now is find a way to convince him to take the risk of loving again.
Ian soon realizes that Tatiana is just as focused on winning his heart as he is on locking it away. But when unexpected circumstances thrust them into a world where real-life rules don’t apply, will Ian finally recognize Tatiana as his one true love?
JUST TO BE WITH YOU is part of Bella Andre’s #1 bestselling series about The Sullivans. While it can easily be read as a stand-alone story, you’ll likely enjoy reading the other books, too.
THE SULLIVANS:
The Look of Love
From This Moment On
Can’t Help Falling In Love
I Only Have Eyes For You
If You Were Mine
Let Me Be The One
Come A Little Bit Closer
Always On My Mind
Kissing Under The Mistletoe
One Perfect Night
The Way You Look Tonight
It Must Be Your Love
Just To Be With You
I Love How You Love Me
All I Ever Need Is You
Now That I’ve Found You
Since I Fell For You
Sweeter Than Ever
The Best Is Yet To Come
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
You Do Something To Me
Every Time We Fall In Love
THE MAVERICK BILLIONAIRES:
Breathless In Love
Reckless In Love
Fearless In Love
Irresistible In Love
Wild In Love
THE MORRISONS:
Kiss Me Like This
Tempt Me Like This
Love Me Like This
REVIEWS:
“I am so glad I found this series and if you haven’t read Bella Andre yet, you are seriously missing out! Her books will shock you, make you laugh, turn you on with her incredibly seductive heroes, and of course, make you fall in love! An auto-buy author!”
~ Under the Covers Reviews
“Each book is so remarkable and you really come to love the characters. This series is incredible. It’s one of my favorites. If you haven’t started them yet, you are missing out!” ~ Guilty Pleasures Reviews
“Bella Andre writes warm, sexy contemporary romance that always gives me a much needed pick me up. Reading one of her books is truly a pleasure.” Maya Banks, NYT Bestselling Author
“The perfect combination of sexy heat and tender heart.” Barbara Freethy, #1 NYT Bestselling Author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bella Andre’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and she has sold more than 7 million books so far! Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine “Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into ten languages. She also writes “sweet” contemporary romances as Lucy Kevin. There are more than 50,000 5 star reviews for Bella Andre’s books on Goodreads!

Java in a Nutshell. 6th Edition

The latest edition of Java in a Nutshell is designed to help experienced Java programmers get the most out of Java 7 and 8, but it…s also a learning path for new developers. Chock full of examples that demonstrate how to take complete advantage of modern Java APIs and development best practices, the first section of this thoroughly updated book provides a fast-paced, no-fluff introduction to the Java programming language and the core runtime aspects of the Java platform.The second section is a reference to core concepts and APIs that shows you how to perform real programming work in the Java environment.Get up to speed on language details, including Java 8 changesLearn object-oriented programming, using basic Java syntaxExplore generics, enumerations, annotations, and lambda expressionsUnderstand basic techniques used in object-oriented designExamine concurrency and memory, and how they…re intertwinedWork with Java collections and handle common data formatsDelve into Java…s latest I/O APIs, including asynchronous channelsUse Nashorn to execute JavaScript on the Java Virtual MachineBecome familiar with development tools in OpenJDK

Java 8 in Action

**Summary**
*Java 8 in Action* is a clearly written guide to the new features of Java 8. The book covers lambdas, streams, and functional-style programming. With Java 8’s functional features you can now write more concise code in less time, and also automatically benefit from multicore architectures. It’s time to dig in!
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
**About the Book**
Every new version of Java is important, but Java 8 is a game changer. *Java 8 in Action* is a clearly written guide to the new features of Java 8. It begins with a practical introduction to lambdas, using real-world Java code. Next, it covers the new Streams API and shows how you can use it to make collection-based code radically easier to understand and maintain. It also explains other major Java 8 features including default methods, Optional, CompletableFuture, and the new Date and Time API.
This book is written for programmers familiar with Java and basic OO programming.
**What’s Inside**
* How to use Java 8’s powerful new features
* Writing effective multicore-ready applications
* Refactoring, testing, and debugging
* Adopting functional-style programming
* Quizzes and quick-check questions
**About the Authors**
**Raoul-Gabriel Urma** is a software engineer, speaker, trainer, and PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge. **Mario Fusco** is an engineer at Red Hat and creator of the lambdaj library. **Alan Mycroft** is a professor at Cambridge and cofounder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
**Table of Contents**
##### PART 1 FUNDAMENTALS
1. Java 8: why should you care?
2. Passing code with behavior parameterization
3. Lambda expressions
##### PART 2 FUNCTIONAL-STYLE DATA PROCESSING
1. Introducing streams
2. Working with streams
3. Collecting data with streams
4. Parallel data processing and performance
##### PART 3 EFFECTIVE JAVA 8 PROGRAMMING
1. Refactoring, testing, and debugging
2. Default methods
3. Using Optional as a better alternative to null
4. CompletableFuture: composable asynchronousprogramming
5. New Date and Time API
##### PART 4 BEYOND JAVA 8
1. Thinking functionally
2. Functional programming techniques
3. Blending OOP and FP: comparing Java 8 and Scala
4. Conclusions and where next for Java
##### APPENDIXES
1. Miscellaneous language updates
2. Miscellaneous library updates
3. Performing multiple operations in parallelon a stream
4. Lambdas and JVM bytecode
**

Jason

*”Enjoying pain with your pleasure is something you either get, or you don’t. If you get it, then you don’t really need it explained, because you know how good it feels, and if you don’t get it then no amount of talking is going to convince you it makes sense.”*
But sometimes you have to explain the unexplainable, especially if the love of your life needs to understand, or she’ll leave you. Jason Schuyler is one of Anita Blake’s best friends and favorite werewolves, with benefits. J.J. is his lady love, an old flame from childhood who dances at one of the top ballet companies in New York. She’s accomplished, beautiful, and she’s crazy about him, too. Neither of them wants to be monogamous, so what could go wrong?
J.J. is enthusiastically bisexual, with an emphasis on the female side of things. She plans to keep sleeping with women, because Jason can’t meet that need, just like she can’t meet Jason’s need for rough sex and bondage. J.J. doesn’t understand why Jason isn’t content to go elsewhere for a need she can’t fulfil, so Jason asks Anita to help him explain.
Anita is having her own relationship growing pains with her only female lover ever, Jade. Jason suggests that J.J. might be able to help Anita with her girl problem, while she helps him with his kinky explanations. With some encouragement from a few other lovers in Anita’s life she reluctantly agrees, and J. J. makes plans to fly into town for an experience that none of them will ever forget.

The Invention of Wings: With Notes

**The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection: this special eBook edition of *The Invention of Wings* by Sue Monk Kidd features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide.**
Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.
Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.
Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love. As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements.
Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better.
This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.
**Please note there is another digital edition available without Oprah’s notes.**
**Go to Oprah.com/bookclub for more OBC 2.0 content**
### Amazon.com Review
In the early 1830s, Sarah Grimké and her younger sister, Angelina, were the most infamous women in America. They had rebelled so vocally against their family, society, and their religion that they were reviled, pursued, and exiled from their home city of Charleston, South Carolina, under threat of death. Their crime was speaking out in favor of liberty and equality and for African American slaves and women, arguments too radically humanist even for the abolitionists of their time. Their lectures drew crowds of thousands, even (shockingly, then) men, and their most popular pamphlet directly inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s *Uncle Tom’s Cabin* –published 15 years later. These women took many of the first brutal backlashes against feminists and abolitionists, but even their names are barely known now. Sue Monk Kidd became fascinated by these sisters, and the question of what compelled them to risk certain fury and say with the full force of their convictions what others had not (or could not). She discovered that in 1803, when Sarah turned 11, her parents gave her the “human present” of 10-year-old Hetty to be her handmaid, and Sarah taught Hetty to read, an act of rebellion met with punishment so severe that the slave girl died of “an unspecified disease” shortly after her beating. Kidd knew then that she had to try to bring Hetty back to life (“I would imagine what might have been,” she tells us), and she starts these girls’ stories here, both cast in roles they despise. She trades chapters between their voices across decades, imagining the Grimké sisters’ courageous metamorphosis and, perhaps more vitally, she gives Hetty her own life of struggle and transformation. Few characters have ever been so alive to me as Hetty and Sarah. Long after you finish this book, you’ll feel its courageous heart beating inside your own. — *Mari Malcolm*
### From Booklist
*Starred Review* Inspired by the true story of early-nineteenth-century abolitionist and suffragist Sarah Grimké, Kidd paints a moving portrait of two women inextricably linked by the horrors of slavery. Sarah, daughter of a wealthy South Carolina plantation owner, exhibits an independent spirit and strong belief in the equality of all. Thwarted from her dreams of becoming a lawyer, she struggles throughout life to find an outlet for her convictions. Handful, a slave in the Grimké household, displays a sharp intellect and brave, rebellious disposition. She maintains a compliant exterior, while planning for a brighter future. Told in first person, the chapters alternate between the two main characters’ perspectives, as we follow their unlikely friendship (characterized by both respect and resentment) from childhood to middle age. While their pain and struggle cannot be equated, both women strive to be set free—Sarah from the bonds of patriarchy and Southern bigotry, and Handful from the inhuman bonds of slavery. Kidd is a master storyteller, and, with smooth and graceful prose, she immerses the reader in the lives of these fascinating women as they navigate religion, family drama, slave revolts, and the abolitionist movement. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Beginning with her phenomenally successful debut, The Secret Life of Bees (2002), Kidd’s novels have found an intense readership among library patrons, who will be eager to get their hands on her latest one. –Kerri Price

Introducing Python

Easy to understand and fun to read, Introducing Python is ideal for beginning programmers as well as those new to the language. Author Bill Lubanovic takes you from the basics to more involved and varied topics, mixing tutorials with cookbook-style code recipes to explain concepts in Python 3. End-of-chapter exercises help you practice what you’ve learned.You’ll gain a strong foundation in the language, including best practices for testing, debugging, code reuse, and other development tips. This book also shows you how to use Python for applications in business, science, and the arts, using various Python tools and open source packages.
* Learn simple data types, and basic math and text operations
* Use data-wrangling techniques with Python’s built-in data structures
* Explore Python code structure, including the use of functions
* Write large programs in Python, with modules and packages
* Dive into objects, classes, and other object-oriented features
* Examine storage from flat files to relational databases and NoSQL
* Use Python to build web clients, servers, APIs, and services
* Manage system tasks such as programs, processes, and threads
* Understand the basics of concurrency and network programming

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In the Beginning . . .: Science Faces God in the Book of Genesis

In the Beginning: Science Faces God in the Book of Genesis. The beginning of time. The origin of life. In our Western civilization, there are two influential accounts of beginnings. One is the biblical account, compiled more than two thousand years ago by Judean writers who based much of their thinking on the Babylonian astronomical lore of the day. The other is the account of modern science, which, in the last century, has slowly built up a coherent picture of how it all began. Both represent the best thinking of their times, and in this line-by-line annotation of the first eleven chapters of Genesis, Isaac Asimov carefully and evenhandedly compares the two accounts, pointing out where they are similar and where they are different. “There is no version of primeval history, preceding the discoveries of modern science, that is as rational and as inspiriting as that of the Book of Genesis,” Asimov says. However, human knowledge does increase, and if the biblical writers “had written those early chapters of Genesis knowing what we know today, we can be certain that they would have written it completely differently.” Isaac Asimov brings to this fascinating subject his wide-ranging knowledge of science and history—and his award-winning ability to explain the complex with accuracy, clarity, and wit.

Idiot

Do sveta plného zloby, falše, intríg a nelásky, do sveta mamony, karierizmu a nečestnosti privádza F. M. Dostojevskij svojho hrdinu, knieža Leva Myškina, v ktorom stvárnil svoju predstavu ideálne krásneho človeka. Úprimne, s detskou dôverčivosťou…

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The Human Division

The Human Division by John Scalzi
Following the events of *The Last Colony*, John Scalzi tells the story of the fight to maintain the unity of the human race.
The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now the CU’s secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance—an alliance against the Colonial Union. And they’ve invited the people of Earth to join them. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn’t obvious or easy.
Against such possibilities, managing the survival of the Colonial Union won’t be easy, either. It will take diplomatic finesse, political cunning…and a brilliant “B Team,” centered on the resourceful Lieutenant Harry Wilson, that can be deployed to deal with the unpredictable and unexpected things the universe throws at you when you’re struggling to preserve the unity of the human race.
Being published online from January to April 2013 as a three-month digital serial, *The Human Division* will appear as a full-length novel of the Old Man’s War universe, plus—for the first time in print—the first tale of Lieutenant Harry Wilson, and a coda that wasn’t part of the digital serialization.
**Old Man’s War Series**
# 1 *Old Man’s War*
# 2 *The Ghost Brigades*
# 3 *The Last Colony*
# 4 *Zoe’s Tale*
# 5 *The Human Division*
# 6 *The End of All Things *
Short fiction: “After the Coup”
**Other Tor Books**
*The Android’s Dream*
*Agent to the Stars*
*Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded*
*Fuzzy Nation*
*Redshirts*
*Lock In*
*The Collapsing Empire* (forthcoming)

How to Make Frozen Yogurt

Don’t forget the sprinkles as you get ready to spin out your own homemade creamy, soft-serve style frozen yogurt. In this Storey BASICS® guide, Nicole Weston shares her unique technique for making smooth and delicious frozen yogurt using a simple meringue and an ice cream maker. With recipes for 56 irresistible flavors, Weston will inspire you to go beyond vanilla and chocolate and try your hand at making tropical coconut, dulce de leche, spiced pumpkin, candy cane, and many more frozen yogurt delights.

**Recensie(s)**

Most recipes produce hard frozen yogurt, but with this unique technique, using simple meringue and an ice cream maker, the result is creamy smooth and delicious. Weston’s instructions are clear and her recipes are easy to prepare. Practical and inexpensive, this compact cookbook will make a great gift for new ice cream machine owners and frozen dessert lovers.
(source: Bol.com)

Hot Sex, Cool Erotica

Hot Sex, Cool Erotica…the title says it all. For the first time ever, Bebe Wilde has bundled some of her most erotic stories into one volume, HOT SEX, COOL EROTICA: STORIES OF PLEASURE AND FANTASY. From hot office affairs to BDSM relationships to a super sexy threesome, these previously released stories run the gamut of romance, fun, fantasy and pleasure. AT THE END OF THE DAY: When Chloe meets handsome Ted, she’s already attached and never believes she will begin an affair with him – or how hot it will be. Soon, they are in the throes of a passionate affair neither can get enough of. ON THE SAME PAGE: In the sequel to At the End of the Day, Chloe has broken up with her boyfriend only to be left with the lease on an expensive apartment that she can no longer afford. With no other alternative, she agrees to moonlight on the weekends for a suave yet slightly obsessive entrepreneur. The sparks fly when she becomes insubordinate and he takes matters, quite literally, into his own hands. COLD HARD CASH: She’s not in love with a stripper, but she’s certainly in lust Myra goes on vacation to Miami with her friends and unexpectedly has a fling with a handsome stripper named Cold Hard Cash. LOVE HURTS: Due to a past hurt, Mina is inhibited and has to be in control of her relationships. But when she meets Gil, she finds a man who is more than willing to show her the freedom only submission can bring. YOU, ME AND HIM: Things get hot and dirty when a young woman fulfills her favorite fantasy of having a threesome with her boyfriend and his good looking best friend. An afternoon of hedonistic pleasure ensues that leaves her breathless and wanting more. MERCI: When Nina is offered the once in a lifetime opportunity to live in Paris, she never expects that she will begin a torrid affair with a handsome French businessman. Although she is terrified of giving him her heart, her body is another story. HOT SEX, COOL EROTICA: STORIES OF PLEASURE AND FANTASY contains some of the sexiest and hottest romantic erotica out today. Please keep in mind, however, that this collection is intended for mature audiences and contains explicit content and language.
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Hot and Sexy Shifter Story Bundle (Featuring 9 Hot Shifter Erotica Stories)

This shifter erotica story bundle features 9, never before published stories from those weavers of tales that include big, powerful beasts and the strong, sexy women who they seduce (or who sometimes seduce them!), Christie Sims and Alara Branwen.
This story bundle includes stories featuring werewolves, werebears, weretigers, werefoxes, and weredragons. This bundle contains 40,000 words of hot, torrid tales that will unlock your darkest, innermost desires.
Normally each of these stories would be priced at $2.99. However, in this special bundle, these stories only cost around $0.55 each. Enjoy these tales of carnal desire at only 1/6 of the normal price!

Holding on to Hope

Bradley Parker has waited twenty years for Mr. Right, and on Valentine’s Day, he finally finds him. It’s love at first sight, and Brad even loses his virginity to the man of his dreams. But when he wakes up the next morning unable to remember anything—even what the man looked like—his best friend, Leslie, is convinced he imagined the whole thing. Brad knows he didn’t make up the best night of his life, but he has no idea of the danger he’s putting himself in as he struggles to recall the details of his perfect man. His search may lead him to parts of New York City he never dreamed existed and a war being waged in the shadows.

Hidden Agendas

In the year 2010, computers are the new superpower. Those who control them control the world. To enforce the New Laws, Congress creates the ultimate computer security agency with the FBI: the Net Force.
Instructions on how to make a bomb…a list of every U.S. spy in the Euro-Asian theater…Someone with access to classified information is posting it on the Internet-and it’s costing lives. Net Force Commander Alex Michaels is in the hot seat. Now, before a hostile Senate committee, he must justify the very existence of the Net Force.
Meanwhile, a virus is unleashed that throws the federal financial systems into chaos. And the Net Force operatives must hunt the wily hacker through the twists and turns of cyberspace-down a path that leads them dangerously close to home…

Hidden

NEVER LOOK BACK

Alex Verus is a diviner who can see probable futures – a talent that’s gotten him and his friends out of many a tough scrape. But what happens when someone doesn’t want Alex’s help?

Alex’s friend, the life mage Anne, distanced herself from him when she found out about his past as a Dark apprentice. Now she’s in serious trouble, but wants nothing to do with him. Alex has to start wondering if Anne’s problem is really with him – or if there’s a secret she’s trying to hide.

On top of that, rumours are swirling around London that Alex’s former master may be back in town. Alex has no idea what his agenda may be, or who it involves . . .

**Recensie(s)**

Harry Dresden would like Alex Verus tremendously – and be a little nervous around him. I just added Benedict Jacka to my must-read list. * Jim Butcher * Whoop-ass excitement from the new master of magical London * Charles Stross *
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Hard to Kill

[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, light bondage, HEA] All the Originals, beings that created all the supernaturals, have vanished long ago. Kale Daminion is one of the last living beings with the blood of an Original. A drakon. His mate killed himself to save him and Kale had never been the same after his death. But now he can hope again, now he sees him… Alive. Aeri Callen wakes up to a world ruled by a mate he doesn’t really need or want. If coming back to life isn’t hard enough, dangers lurk in the shadows, enemies wait to destroy them, and his big bad mate appears to think Aeri is a frail wallflower.Should he give his mating to Kale a chance? They don’t know each other. Aeri doesn’t want to care. Then everything Kale protects is threatened. How can Aeri leave now? The man may be the new ruler, but he is lousy at taking care of himself. Note: This book is written in first-person point of view. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
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