Hadley James is finally living the life she’s always wanted: making jam and selling it at the local farmers market. When the local knitting store owner asks her to cat-sit, Hadley doesn’t give it a second thought. What could go wrong? A lot, apparently. Suddenly, her simple cat-sitting job has turned into a murder investigation and life no longer seems so perfect.
Her twin brother, a deputy sheriff, is on the case but they’ve always done everything together and she can’t help but get involved. Plus, it’s much easier for Hadley to infiltrate the local knitting club than it is for her brother.
Amazon Echo is a speaker, voice assistant, smart home device, music player, math genius, news reporter, and so much more. No actual words can really describe what this new device is. It was created by Amazon, and has been a hot topic since July 2015. It was first launched in late 2014, but it wasn’t available to the public until late June of 2015.
“A Perfect 10” is what critics are calling the new device that has captured the attention of audiences young and old. It’s new, different, and unbelievable. It’s the brilliant invention that has brought a new meaning to modern technology: the Amazon Echo.
This guide will give you the essential information that you need to release your Amazon Echo’s full potential. This guide will explain how to carry out the basic setup of your Echo. It will detail some of the most popular features that the device offers and the operations it can perform.
What would happen if humans discovered a way to create a whole new universe? Find out in this scientific thriller, Accidental Gods.
After years of research and countless failures, a team of scientists and physicists at the Institute for Computational Physics (ICP) has finally achieved the ultimate feat for humanity: developing a supercomputer powerful enough to recreate the Big Bang.
As galaxies, planets, moons, stars, and solar systems form before their eyes, the team find themselves grappling with the theological implications behind this new creation of life.
Soon they’re bombarded by attention from the media, religious fanatics, and rival scientists, despite ICP’s attempt at keeping the new development under wraps.
Champion runner Tanzania Grey, 17, has to win the Verde Island Endurance Race’s million-dollar prize to save the life of her friend Bailey. The treacherous five-day race traverses a remote volcanic island that’s home to beasts that slither, fly, swim, and slink through the jungle. But the wildlife turns out to be the least of Tana’s problems when she draws the name of Sebastian Callendro as her partner. Sebastian’s personal life has put him in the national spotlight, and his nosy followers are the kind Tana can’t afford. Her name isn’t really Tanzania, and everything else in her biography is invented, too. She’s been running for three years─from the men who murdered her parents. If her cover is blown, she could be next.
Mia Reeves arrives at Evermore University ready for a fresh start. She’s setting goals and making plans–and neither include getting involved with the chocolate-eyed hottie in her math class. No matter how much he intrigues her.
Tristan Chamberlain has one hard and fast rule: don’t get involved. He purposely keeps girls at arm’s length because if there’s one thing he knows for sure, it’s that he’s not boyfriend material. Not even for the beautiful blonde-haired girl that makes his heart race every time he sees her.
Unable to stay away from one another, they each begin to let down their walls. Their relationship is better than either ever would have expected.
With The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown masterfully concocts an intelligent and lucid thriller that marries the gusto of an international murder mystery with a collection of fascinating esoteria culled from 2,000 years of Western history.A murder in the silent after-hour halls of the Louvre museum reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected by a clandestine society since the days of Christ. The victim is a high-ranking agent of this ancient society who, in the moments before his death, manages to leave gruesome clues at the scene that only his granddaughter, noted cryptographer Sophie Neveu, and Robert Langdon, a famed symbologist, can untangle. The duo become both suspects and detectives searching for not only Neveu’s grandfather’s murderer but also the stunning secret of the ages he was charged to protect.
With its revolutionary fly-by-wire technology, the C-500 had become the freight airframe of choice. Until a routine delivery goes horribly wrong.
Falling like a stone from six miles up, a brand new C-500 crashes in central France, killing the two pilots aboard. When French officials take over this highly public investigation, they call in the best there is: Frank ‘Jammer’ Davis. A retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, Davis is part of the NTSB’s ‘go-team.’ With a reputation for getting things done—and for steamrolling anyone who gets in his way—Davis starts to dig.
But just as Davis starts his investigation, news of the crash is overshadowed by a more spectacular disaster: suicide bombers attack oil refineries worldwide, sending governments and financial markets into a tailspin.
Get ready for a world in which anyone can have the powers of a god or the fame of a pop star, in which human achievement soars to new heights while its depravity plunges to the blackest depths. A world in which at least one cat smells like a seafood shop’s dumpster on a hot summer day.
This is the world in which Zoey Ashe finds herself, navigating a futuristic city in which one can find elements of the fantastic, nightmarish and ridiculous on any street corner. Her only trusted advisor is the aforementioned cat, but even in the future, cats cannot give advice. At least not any that you’d want to follow.
Will Zoey figure it all out in time? Or maybe the better question is, will you? After all, the future is coming sooner than you think.
Most careers begin with an interview and a handshake. Others require a little … something more.
Meet Jake Oliver. The day will come when he’s one of the best cleaners in the business, a man skilled at making bodies disappear.
At the moment, however, he’s a twenty-two year old rookie cop, unaware his life is about to change.
In a burning barn a body is found—and the fire isn’t the cause of death. The detectives working the case have a pretty good idea about what went down.
But Officer Oliver thinks it’s something else entirely, and pursues a truth others would prefer remain hidden—others who will go to extreme lengths to keep him quiet.
Eddie Royce is an up-and-coming science fiction writer with a terrible secret: he cheats.
He knew he’d get caught, of course. Eventually. But not like this. When disaster finally strikes, it strikes big, and Eddie is confronted by the worst person imaginable: his idol, the SF master, Chester Blackwood.
To Eddie’s great surprise, however, Blackwood has secrets of his own, and instead of outing him, the master story-teller quickly embroils Eddie in a real-life mystery of time travel, beautiful women, and Hollywood gangsters. But then Blackwood disappears, so if Eddie wants to keep both the fame and the girl, he’s going to have to do the one thing he’s never been able to get right before: plot his way out of a crisis.
While writers might disagree over showing versus telling or plotting versus pantsing, none would argue this: If you want to write strong fiction, you must make your readers feel. The reader’s experience must be an emotional journey of its own, one as involving as your characters’ struggles, discoveries, and triumphs are for you.
That’s where The Emotional Craft of Fiction comes in. Veteran literary agent and expert fiction instructor Donald Maass shows you how to use story to provoke a visceral and emotional experience in readers. Topics covered include:
- emotional modes of writing
- beyond showing versus telling
- your story’s emotional world
- moral stakes
- connecting the inner and outer journeys
- plot as emotional opportunities
- invoking higher emotions, symbols, and emotional language
- cascading change
- story as emotional mirror
- positive spirit and magnanimous writing
- the hidden current that makes stories move
When more people vanish, pressure to solve the case skyrockets. And though he’d resolved to keep things professional, Cooper’s friction with Park soon erupts…into a physical need that can’t be contained or controlled.
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