April 2, 2015
By Steve Weber
On a sunny Monday morning, Macy Moore was on the fast track to success. By noon, all of her dreams were derailed.
Macy Moore skedaddled from her hometown of Beauty, Georgia to Florida in order to make her own way in the world. Successful and happy, she couldn’t be more proud of her corporate executive job, her just-perfect boyfriend and her beach side condo. But it all falls apart when reads the first email of the day. She’s demoted to the lowest rung on the corporate ladder . . . and dumped! She goes from being “someone” to a being “nobody,” all on the eve of returning home to emcee her high school reunion.
Find out everything you need to know about homemade protein bars and be an expert on making your own delicious and healthy no-bake protein treats.
This book is mainly about simple homemade protein bar recipes. Through this book, you will learn a lot about the different ways of how you can make yourself a heavenly slice of protein goodness without having the hassle and limits of baking. Know the importance of protein to our body and why we should ensure its constant supply and discover the amazing benefits of a protein rich diet and all the goodness that it can give to you, especially when your goal is weight loss, health, and fitness.
With a streak of mischief woven into her rebellious nature, twenty-four year old Bailey Dunmore lives life of her own accord. When she is unexpectedly handed the reins of her father’s company, Dunmore Corporation, she is forced to put aside her own interests for the sake of the business.
Things haven’t gotten off to the best start. On her first day back from college, she is involved in a minor fender bender with employee Ryan Butler. Their serendipitous meeting proves to be a positive event as Bailey finds herself taken with the young executive in subsequent days. She had closed her heart to love for so long, but something about him stirs something within.
The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only novel written by Oscar Wilde and at the time of publication in 1891, it offended the moral sensibilities of the British. The novel tells the story of Doian Gray, who sells his soul so that his beauty will never fade.
Gray is the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian’s beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil’s, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry’s world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and fulfilment of the senses. Realizing that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian (whimsically) expresses a desire to sell his soul to ensure the portrait Basil has painted would age rather than he.
For Will Innis and his daughter, Devlin, the loss was catastrophic. Every day for the past five years, they wonder where she is, if she is—Will’s wife, Devlin’s mother—because Rachael Innis vanished one night during an electrical storm on a lonely desert highway, and suspected of her death, Will took his daughter and fled.
Now, Will and Devlin live under different names in another town, having carved out a new life for themselves as they struggle to maintain some semblance of a family.
Nicola Marter was born with a gift so rare and dangerous, she kept it buried deep. When she encounters a desperate woman trying to sell a small wooden carving called “The Firebird,” claiming it belonged to Russia’s Empress Catherine, it’s a problem. There’s no proof.
But Nicola’s held the object. She knows the woman is telling the truth.
One woman desperate for hope. One Savior with the power to heal.
A beautiful girl blossoming into womanhood, Mary has high hopes for a life filled with learning, family, and young love. In one dreadful night, all of that changes. The nightmares come first, then the waking visions of unspeakable terror, until Mary hardly remembers her dreams for the future.
Can the Most High deliver her from this torment? How long must she wait for healing?
This vivid portrait of the enigmatic Mary of Magdala comes to life in the hands of an imaginative master storyteller.
Location is (Still) Everything: The Surprising Influence of the Real World on How We Search, Shop, and Sell in the Virtual One
But Wharton professor and marketing expert David R. Bell argues that the way we use the Internet is still largely shaped by the physical world we inhabit.
Anyone can go online and buy a pair of jeans—but the likelihood that we will do so depends to a significant degree on where we live. The presence of stores nearby, trendy and friendly neighbors, and local sales taxes, among other factors, play a critical role in our decision making when it comes to buying online. Our willingness to search for and consume information also depends on where we live and whom we live next to.
In Location Is (Still) Everything, Bell offers a fascinating, in-depth look at online commerce and retailing through his years of research, investing, and advising experience.
A Union soldier risks everything to save the life of Abraham Lincoln, while a Confederate surgeon races through time to preserve Lincoln’s Legacy.
Reenactor Dr. Charlotte Mallory has spent years perfecting the portrayal of her ancestor, Civil War Confederate surgeon Major Carlton Mallory. In the middle of the 150th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek, she is hurled back in time and lands in the middle of the battle itself, and from there is catapulted into dangers that threaten her life and shatter her heart.
Have you ever wondered what to give up for Lent?
Join us on this 40 day adventure through the season of Lent. Each day you will make a new discovery of something truly worth giving up. These 40 things are worth giving up not just for Lent, but for the rest of your life. You can give up things you eat and drink such as soda and chocolate. You can give up bad habits such as smoking or staying up late. But in this devotion you will look at giving up things which will transform your life. You will give up things like bitterness, loneliness, envy, and more.
This is the prequel to ALGEBRA in WORDS 2: MORE Hints, Strategies and Simple Explanations (2015)…
If you are seeking clarity and success in learning (or teaching) algebra, this is the book you are looking for. One of the biggest missing factors in math education is communication. This book provides that missing element. It is a personal tutor by your side, translating the math into words, explaining what things mean, giving you clues to look for, and telling you how to solve problems.
Honey, these are not your momma’s grannies…
When Lillian Summer Fairview’s husband up and dies on her, it leaves the last living member of the most prestigious family in Summer Shoals, Georgia, in a hot mess. While Lil was busy being a proper Southern lady, Harlan squandered dang near the whole family fortune on lottery tickets. To keep her financial skeletons in the closet and give him a decent burial, Lil made a deal that has now landed her in prison.
With Shawn Welch, a tech wizard, I wrote APE to help people take control of their writing careers. APE’s thesis is powerful yet simple: filling the roles of Author, Publisher and Entrepreneur yields results that rival traditional publishing.
APE is 300 pages of step-by-step, tactical advice and practical inspiration. If you want a hype-filled, get-rich-quick book, you should look elsewhere. On the other hand, if you want a comprehensive and realistic guide to self-publishing, APE is the answer.
In this book, you will learn how to:
- Start and Maintain a Running Plan to Lose Weight WITHOUT Dieting!
- The Best Running “Gear” To Make Running Easier and More Enjoyable
- Motivation and Techniques to Keep Running
- How Far You Have To Run To Burn Off A Big Mac!
When Jarret, a seasoned assassin agrees to do one last “hit” in Indonesia, and discovers his hands have gained the power to heal, his carefully planned, secret world is thrown into chaos. Desperate to understand what’s happening to him, he seeks out a local mystic, a Dalang of the spiritual Shadow Puppet Theater and his mysterious, mesmerizing daughter, only to soon find himself healing the sick of Jakarta’s slums by night, while by day, planning his hit on the very political reform candidate dedicated to helping them — driving Jarret to a mental, emotional and spiritual crisis from which there is no escape, save the Shadow Game.
Twenty-year-old Lauren Thompson left her small town in Michigan to begin a new life in the Big Apple where no one knows her name or the tragedy that had rocked her family fifteen years prior. With new friends and an intriguing new love interest, starting over is easier than she expected…but Mishca Volkov isn’t what he seems. As the son of a Russian Mob boss, he thrives in a world of chaos and fear, earning the title of Bratva Captain through blood and pain.
When the two cross paths, lines blur and passions ignite, bringing them closer than they could ever imagine. Until secrets from the past threaten to tear them apart.
On the surface, the city of Leighton is just like any other city: tall buildings, busy streets, and populated by a wide variety of people. It also has rats. These vermin are unlike the average pest, because they are carrying a deadly contagion. Havoc ensues as the devastating virus seeps into the unsuspecting populace, turning friends and family against each other. Atrocities of savage behaviour are spreading faster than people can outrun, and the citizens get recklessly desperate.
Once upon a time, there was a redhead named Kate Bradshaw who naively believed Happily Ever After lay a heartbeat away. One kid, one divorce and a stack of bills later, Kate’s sour attitude isn’t winning any points with the love-struck readers of her Dear Cupid advice column. If she’s going to keep her job, she needs a man to remind her that romance can be fun. Someone attractive. Someone easygoing. Someone with whom she can polish her rusty flirting skills—and absolutely nothing more. Enter Michael Cameron…
Have you ever dreamed about getting paid to write about video games and the fascinating people who make them? Unless you live on the West Coast and are lucky enough to land a rare staff position at one of the major gaming publications, freelancing is the best way to turn slinging words about your favorite hobby into a viable and lucrative career.
In this advice-packed tome for aspiring freelance game journos and more established writers alike, Nathan delivers detailed insights and how-to tips based on many years of professional writing experience.
With the crushing defeat resulting in the conquest of the beautiful Texcoco, fleeing into the Highlands seemed like their only option.
Before giving it much thought, Kuini takes his highborn Acolhua friend, the heir to Texcoco throne, to his homeland, to hide in the safety of the mountains, while counting on the help of his people.
But the enmity between the two nations goes back generations, and while both youths are ready to face the consequences of their deed, neither are prepared for the way Kuini’s family gets into trouble on account of them.
As the financial system crumbles around them, a family learns how to survive the challenges of an unfamiliar new world. Bill, Gracie, and their son Joe learn new ways to live as their reality changes. Bread, gasoline, and even toilet paper all become scarce when the trucks stop rolling. When a ghost from the past threatens their lives, there are no police to call. And even greater, unexpected trials lie ahead. Faced with a new and unfamiliar economy, they find new friends and learn to cherish the community around them. From food to self defense, there is no one to rely on but their neighbors and themselves.
Ivan Sorokin is missing. Who wants him out of the picture—his wife, his business partner, or the stripper who holds his heart?
Josie Tucker stands on Beach Street with her back to the San Francisco wharf. Above her, the Ghirardelli sign winks in the dusky twilight, seducing her. The ice cream parlor lights beckon like a lactose lothario, a casein casanova, trying hard to woo her. But her heart longs for dumplings, for dim sum.
Dim sum means “heart’s delight.” Imagine nibbling at a savory golden pouch stuffed with delicately seasoned meat. If a lover offers the morsel on the tips of exquisitely lacquered chopsticks late in the morning while reclining on silken cushions…that’s food for the heart.
What happens when the past rears its ugly head and messes with who you thought you were? Will it break down all your walls and set your whole world on fire?
Meet Julia Delaney, a.k.a Jules, the lead singer of Love Sick Ponies, sex superstar, and a heart full of rocks. She loves them and leaves them, a bad girl through and through.
That is until she meets Brennan Curtis, a fan boy, a wannabe friend, and the only one who can possibly tear Jules’ walls down.
Azazel had given up on life. With alcohol filling the constant void inside, he had forgotten the things that matter. That is, until he received a call from a man by the name of Lucifer, who wished to restore that long-lost will to live. Now Azazel must follow his orders and manage to survive one entire day. How hard can that be?
Dragon magic has faded from the lands of the Seven Kingdoms and the power they exercised over the elements has failed. Already Terum has reverted back to being covered by volcanic ash and great storms destroy ships and palaces alike all over the largest continent.
Prince Tristan Vallious is born into this uncertain world and not unlike many children of royalty, he’s arrogant and abusive. The King and Queen have no choice but to send him to the border under the command of his older brother. There he can work out his issues while defending his country against all kinds of creatures, both men and other of a less savory sort.
A bilingual out-of-work British actor is offered a movie role in Germany just before World War Two. His Nazi employers have no idea that he’s Jewish as well as British and when war breaks out his fate is inextricably linked to Hitler’s favourite, the ice-queen of German cinema Eva Wendt as well as the SS, for whom, as a German movie star, he becomes their poster boy and propaganda puppet.
Moving swiftly from pre-war London through Nazi Germany and spitting out its protagonist into post-war Hollywood, Hillgate’s masterpiece is a swift-moving Bildungsroman, an erudite, concise allegory for the hypocrisy inherent in Nazi ideals and superstitions and their failure to overcome the essence of the human spirit.
A boy flees from his home after witnessing it being burned to the ground by a dragon. In trying to escape with his life, he stumbles upon a magical tower and its owner: a powerful but mysterious wizard. The boy finds a safe haven in the tower’s walls but soon finds that not all is as it appears to be. There is danger lurking below the tower.
The Wizard and the Dragon follows the story of Bryce as he grows from a boy to a man, and from an apprentice to a master wizard. His life in the tower is filled with magic and wonder, but also twists and turns. Not everything is as it seems.
An aeroplane crashes at Melbourne airport and sole survivor Evan Crow wakes up on the tarmac suffering severe memory loss. Surrounded by zombies he flees, recalling only that he left his young children in Tasmania with his father. He has to navigate a city filled with ravenous zombies to rescue his children, whilst trying to remember who he is.
Evan is unsure of his past, his future, and simply trying to survive each day. The action is fast amid the ever present horror from the novel’s dramatic beginning through to the heart-pounding ending.
Seventeen-year-old Liana is on top of her game and has an Oscar to prove it. However, her success, like several in Hollywood, has a big price tag. It is not easy balancing the life of being a teenager and being a big star. She is trying to live her life the best way she can, hooking up with some cute boys along the way, and fighting off unwanted advances. Then she realizes that she is and always has been in love with her best friend, Manuel, a boy she has known since childhood.
Sixteen year old Lucy Rose is spending her first summer away from home and she has two things on her mind: an abandoned, violent horse and a blue-eyed cowboy. Only neither is hers.
Lucy has never attracted much attention from boys, but she can’t seem to ignore her blue-eyed co-worker, Casey Parker. A true cowboy, Lucy becomes enthralled by his gentle way with the horses at the Red Rock Ranch. However, she is very aware that Taylor Johnson, rodeo queen extraordinaire, already has her spurs in him. And, there’s no crossing Taylor.
James Blake and his family were safe – until he received the phone call that meant they knew where he was. A stolen Picasso lies at the root of an international conspiracy that reaches into the life of a prominent US politician with devastating consequences not just for him but for so many of those caught up in the crime. Wolfgang Heller, a ruthless assassin, is seeking to eliminate those who have any knowledge of the theft. James Blake must come out of hiding and face the threats to himself and his family by putting himself and his brother on the line.
Meet Vivienne Bentley. She’s underpaid and overworked in her job reviewing kitchenware for a fashion magazine. Life is a revolving door of assignments, meetings and deadlines and there’s only thing that can diffuse the situation….Shopping!
Vivienne’s sport of choice is retail therapy; her equipment is a long line of credit. But don’t let the fancy clothes fool you. She doesn’t have a dime to her name. Heavily in debt thanks to her lavish lifestyle, her only desire is to own a credit card that won’t object to her high-end purchases. Unfortunately, the closest she’s come to a limitless credit card is the plastic promotional variety sent through the mail.
The dead are rising. The island of Manhattan is quarantined. Helicopters guard the airways while gunships patrol the waters. Bridges and tunnels are closed off. Anyone trying to leave is shot on sight.
For Jack Warren, survival is out of his hands when a group of armed military men kidnap him and his infected wife from their apartment and bring them to a bunker five stories below the city.
There, Jack learns a terrible truth and the reason why the dead have risen. With the help of a few others, he must find a way to escape the bunker and make it out of the city alive.
In Goose Down, Ohio, murder is as rare as an empty bingo hall on a Saturday night. So when Alice Duns, lead kazooist for the Goose Down Senior Citizens Center is found dead in Joe Thom’s hot tub, that’s news. That she had a bingo ball in her mouth, was naked and was strangled with her own 40 DD sized bra—that’s BIG news.
The small community of Goose Down, Ohio is stunned. Joe is the obvious suspect but he has flown the coop. The killer could be someone hoping to sabotage the Honkers chances of winning the upcoming Midwest Kazoo Competition, speculates Tippi Mulgrew, Alice’s friend and fellow senior center member. After all, she tells Hank Klaber, the prize is an all-expense trip to Cherokee, North Carolina—twenty-four hours of free bingo included.
… See the rest of today’s Editor’s Picks here on page 2