There are some things that a group of gracious ladies just can't overlook - and doing one of their friends dirty is at the top of the list. That's the mission of the Sisterhood, seven women who would do anything to help out one of their clan, especially when it means righting a wrong. And Isabelle Flanders has definitely been done wrong. Her former colleague, the conniving Rosemary, did everything in her power to ruin Isabelle, from framing her for a terrible drunk driving accident to stealing her husband and her architecture firm. Now, Isabelle's formerly lovely life is in tatters while Rosemary scoops up the spoils. It's enough to make any friend's blood boil. Rosemary may think she's flying high, but she's about to tangle with the Sisterhood. And when the Sisterhood is on the case, revenge is swift, delicious, and oh-so-sweet... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laural Merlington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001022/bk_brll_001022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
According to the terms of her mother's will, Ashly cannot cash in on her inheritance until she and Jake travel to nearly a dozen locations around the globe. The thought of pairing up with her old flame makes her blood boil, but she has little choice other than to put up with her despicable ex. Can Ashly put up with Jake through her globe-hopping scavenger hunt to get her family fortune? Will she ever be able to forget or forgive being dumped on her wedding day? When wounds run so deep, is forgiveness even possible between old lovers? Or is it, "Goodbye!" all over again, after everything is said and done? This is not erotica. This is a love story and a romance. For mature listeners only. There are sexual situations, but no graphic sex. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marian Hussey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021326/bk_acx0_021326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hate doesn't just happen - it is created. Find out how, and what you can do to stop hate and all the collateral damage it causes. Hate crimes, hate speech, hate groups, discussions that flare into screaming matches, deep-seated animosities used to justify violence and killing - all of these are obvious; they're out there for all to see. But what lurks unseen below the surface? What creates these things? How is it possible to boil one's blood and enrage the soul? Creating Hate - How It Is Done, How to Destroy It presents a solid theory about what causes hatred and how hate multiplies. More than the theory, the book provides ways to recognize when hate is the underlying agenda, in both written material and verbalized, no matter what the sugarcoating might be. The author's succinct and smart writing will give you a more informed view from which to watch, read or listen to all kinds of media and publications and to recognize the true intentions behind the material. What good is this awareness? The potential positive outcomes are numerous, for example, empowering you to not be tricked or swayed into disliking good people through purposeful manipulation by those you should not trust or listen to. You'll also become more expert at recognizing falsehoods and unsubstantiated rumors that seem to come out of nowhere, as well as unwarranted smearing of reputations for another's selfish agenda. Who knows? Maybe at some time you might even find yourself in the cross hairs of a hate campaign. Be prepared by learning about the makings of hate. After this quick listen, you will be more able to take action against hate and all its harmful ramifications. Creating Hate - How It Is Done, How to Destroy It is an audiobook for anyone who interacts with people. It supplies the tools for understanding what causes hatred and how to keep the peace. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Nolan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028483/bk_acx0_028483_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With his business empire under fire and ready to collapse, Kane and his partners turn to unlikely sources for help. Nick Lopez is a wounded warrior, an undercover major crimes cop caught in the crossfire when he brokers a deal between competing rival Miami crime families. When his best friend, David Black, calls him for advice, Nick sees it as an omen. Sometimes it's better to get out of Dodge and live, so he quits the force and heads north. Jace McClune has seen and done too much as a vice cop. His last undercover assignment was his undoing, leaving him with an intervention but no resolution. Thomas Kane has friends in high places, and when he hints the mob's fingerprints are all over the attempts to take over his businesses, the precinct brass see this as a good way for Jace to get his head on straight with a babysitting job. Jace and Nick pair up for a simple sting operation, but they soon discover that under the layers of betrayal and lies runs the threat of a new operation - one that takes the skin trade to new levels of perversion. Neither man is prepared for the mutual attraction that simmers to a rolling boil as it becomes clear that the only way they can cut to the truth is to allow Jace to sink once more into the dangerous underbelly of the city. They're about to find out why a man you can't break is a man worth breaking... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079184/bk_acx0_079184_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Bad Boyfriends Box Set Curling Iron: Kane runs a fitness center by day. By night he services a different clientele. Pumping Iron: What does it take to bring a slow simmer to a rolling boil? Jerking Iron: They're about to find out why a man you can't break is a man worth breaking. Curling Iron Kane runs a fitness center by day. By night he services a different clientele. David is out of work and out of options. Kane's offer of a position with the escort service is as attractive as the man himself. David agrees to a trial period with conditions but quickly finds he's out of his depth. Confronted with unanticipated roadblocks, one thing is clear: neither man will take no for an answer. Pumping Iron Mike Douglas is the silent partner, the man who prefers his solitude, out of the public eye. Sean Rourke is the very high-profile, in-demand star of Bad Boyfriends escort service. A joint project brings them together and ignites a long simmering attraction. It takes threats to both the business and Sean to convince the reclusive Douglas to put aside his past and stake his claim to what he wants most. Jerking Iron Nick Lopez is an ex-cop wounded in the line of duty. Jace McClune works vice. Both have seen and done too much. When Thomas Kane puts out a call for help, Nick and Jace join forces for a simple sting operation. They're about to find out why a man you can't break is a man worth breaking.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104725/bk_acx0_104725_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first in-depth, behind the scenes book treatment of the rivalry between the two comic book giants. They are the two titans of the comic book industry - the Coke and Pepsi of superheroes - and for more than 50 years, Marvel and DC have been locked in an epic battle for spandex supremacy. At stake is not just sales but cultural relevancy and the hearts of millions of fans. To many partisans Marvel is now on top. But for much of the early 20th century, it was DC that was the undisputed leader, having launched the American superhero genre with the 1938 publication of Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel's Superman strip. DC's titles sold millions of copies every year, and its iconic characters were familiar to nearly everyone in America. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman - DC had them all. And then in 1961, an upstart company came out of nowhere to smack mighty DC in the chops. With the publication of Fantastic Four number one, Marvel changed the way superheroes stories were done. Writer-editor Stan Lee, artist Jack Kirby, and the talented Marvel bullpen subsequently unleashed a string of dazzling new creations, including the Avengers, Hulk, Spider-Man, the X-Men, and Iron Man. Marvel's rise forever split fandom into two opposing tribes. Suddenly the most telling question you could ask a superhero lover became "Marvel or DC?" Slugfest, the first book to chronicle the history of this epic rivalry into a single, in-depth narrative, is the story of the greatest corporate rivalry never told. Complete with interviews with the major names in the industry, Slugfest reveals the arsenal of schemes the two companies have employed in their attempts to outmaneuver the competition, whether it be stealing ideas, poaching employees, planting spies, or launching price wars. The feud has never completely disappeared, and it simmers on a low boil to this day. With DC and Marvel characters becoming global icons wort 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Collyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003495/bk_hach_003495_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Elizabeth Moon is back with the fourth adventure in her bestselling fantasy epic. Moon brilliantly weaves a colorful tapestry of action, betrayal, love, and magic set in a richly imagined world that stands alongside those of such fantasy masters as George R. R. Martin and Robin Hobb. The unthinkable has occurred in the kingdom of Lyonya. The queen of the Elves-known as the Lady-is dead, murdered by former elves twisted by dark powers. Now the Lady's half-elven grandson must heal the mistrust between elf and human before their enemies strike again. Yet as he struggles to make ready for an attack, an even greater threat looms across the Eight Kingdoms. Throughout the north, magic is reappearing after centuries of absence, emerging without warning in family after family-rich and poor alike. In some areas, the religious strictures against magery remain in place, and fanatical followers are stamping out magery by killing whoever displays the merest sign of it-even children. And as unrest spreads, one very determined traitor works to undo any effort at peace-no matter how many lives it costs. With the future hanging in the balance, it is only the dedication of a few resolute heroes who can turn the tides . . . if they can survive. Praise for Limits of Power 'It's easy to become fully immersed in, and absorbed by, the narrative: [Moon's] great strength lies in the patient accumulation of telling detail, yielding an extraordinarily rich picture of the world's politics, philosophy, military structure, history, magic and alien cultures, where men and women stand as equals even in force of arms.'-Kirkus Reviews 'Thoughtful and deeply character driven, full of personal crises as heartbreaking and hopeful as any dramatic invasion . . . Moon deftly avoids big literary explosions, preferring instead a slow boil that builds pressure without relief. There are plots within plots, but the complex story is never confusing. Fantasy fans will be delighted by this impressive foray.'-Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for Elizabeth Moon 'This is an excellent series, and Echoes of Betrayal is particularly well done. [Elizabeth Moon is a] consistently entertaining writer, and this book lives up to her standards.'-San Jose Mercury News 'Moon's characters navigate an intricate maze of alliances and rivalries. . . . Close attention to military detail gives the action convincing intensity.'-The Star-Ledger, on Kings of the North 'A triumphant return to the fantasy world she created . . . No one writes fantasy quite like Moon.'-The Miami Herald, on Oath of Fealty
authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Everyone is calling for smart growth...but what exactly is it? In The Smart Growth Manual, two leading city planners provide a thorough answer. From the expanse of the metropolis to the detail of the window box, they address the pressing challenges of urban development with easy-to-follow advice and broad array of best practices. With their landmark book Suburban Nation, Andres Duany and Jeff Speck 'set forth more clearly than anyone has done in our time the elements of good town planning' (The New Yorker). With this long-awaited companion volume, the authors have organized the latest contributions of new urbanism, green design, and healthy communities into a comprehensive handbook, fully illustrated with the built work of the nation's leading practitioners. 'The Smart Growth Manual is an indispensable guide to city planning. This kind of progressive development is the only way to fully restore our economic strength and create new jobs, new industries, and a renewed ability to compete in the first rank of world economies.' -- Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco 'Authors Andres Duany, Jeff Speck, and Mike Lydon have created The Smart Growth Manual, a resource which not only explains the overarching ideals of smart growth, but a manual that takes the time to show smart growth principles at each geographic scale (region, neighborhood, street, building). I highly recommend [it] as a part of any community participant's or urban planner's desktop references.' -- LocalPlan.org Planetizen Top 10 Books - 2010 On the ninth annual list of the ten best books in urban planning, design and development: 'The goal of The Smart Growth Manual is clear from page 1: to create a guidebook for smart growth following the pattern of the Charter for New Urbanism. Duany, Speck and Lydon have achieved that in spades (the Charter is included in the appendix, in case we missed the connection). It even clears up some of the architectural arguments that attach themselves to New Urbanists, such as this segment of Section 14.1, Regional Design; 'While new buildings should not be compelled to mimic their historic predecessors, designers should pay attention to local practices regarding materials and colors, roof pitches, eave lengths, window-to-wall ratios, and the socially significant relationship of buildings to their site and the street; these have usually evolved in intelligent response to local conditions.' In addition to making the old 'traditional vs. modern' argument irrelevant, Duany, Speck and Lydon have truly managed to boil down the best parts of current practices into a highly readable, portable book.'
'I Do To Know...' is an original cookbook that is intended for use by the beginning or novice cook. It is unique in it's approach to the everyday concept of cooking. There are no (or very few) recipes that pronounce how much of each ingredient to use. The author believes that (other than baking) this is unnecessary since we all have our own individual taste preferences, and as he says in the book, '...I was amazed at how inadequate recipes were with respect to my own taste preferences.' To learn to cook from this book will truly help people to become independent in the kitchen....and have lots of fun doing it.