It was just a one-night stand; Elliot never thought it would ever turn into anything more. It's a tale as old as time: head out to a club, find someone hot, and spend a fun night with someone you'll never have to see again. Except Elliot can't get the man with golden eyes out of his mind... and dreams dancing with fire aren't the only thing Elliot is left with after their night together. He can't deny it forever: his body is changing in impossible ways, ways that mean his life will never again be the same. A fire has been ignited inside him, one he'll do anything to protect. Even if that means confronting a dragon. The last thing in the world Valdis expects to see when he answers a knock at his door is the human he spent a single night with months ago... a human claiming Valdis is the father of his child. It shouldn't be possible. Dragons don't mate with humans and they certainly don't sire children with them. Yet the proof stands there right before Valdis's eyes, demanding answers Valdis never thought he'd have to give. They can't be mates... But neither of them can deny the pull they feel toward each other. Neither of them can ignore the scalding heat whenever they touch. Maybe the impossible isn't so impossible after all. Ignite is a 47,000-word mpreg novel sure to keep you warm at night, filled with fated mates and a HEA.
Dean and Mikael's love has all the makings of a storybook romance. If only their deepening devotion wasn't peppered with druids, werewolves and impending war. The peaceful and steady rural life Dean had only dreamed of has been disrupted by the usual suspects in any serious romance, and is only intensified by their mystical and inherently dangerous nature. Despite the weightiness of their "in-laws" and their issues, Dean and Mikael's relationship climbs to new heights and, in this committed intimacy, a passion, beyond that which can be imagined emerges. Meanwhile, evil forces gather once again, threatening the already tenuous hold Mikael and Dean have on their domestic bliss. The couple cling to a sense of normality only found with one another as they await the ensuing tides of war that creep closer with every passing moment. But there's also exploration and magic outside of Dean's deepening fidelity to Mikael. His newfound lineage connects him more deeply to the pack and to the natural realms. As he explores the reach of his latent abilities with a mysterious shaman, he finds his value to the pack is more than simply as an accessory to its heir. He also begins to realize that his best interest might not naturally align with theirs. Fortifying his defenses includes shielding his lover and partner, as well as himself, as they seek a conclusion in which their love emerges in one piece. The Carpenter's Destiny is the latest novel in a gay romance series. Balancing primal sex scenes and the sweetness of evolving commitment, this story stretches the boundaries of what even the heartiest of love stories can hold. When true evil threatens his dreams, how deep into the darkness will Dean venture to hold onto the true bright flame in his life?
Author: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: True Crime
Gangs continue to commit criminal activity, recruit new members in urban, suburban, and rural regions across the United States, and develop criminal associations that expand their influence over criminal enterprises, particularly street-level drug sales. The most notable trends for 2011 have been the overall increase in gang membership, and the expansion of criminal street gangs' control of street-level drug sales and collaboration with rival gangs and other criminal organizations.
Author: Frank N. McMillan
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Release Date: 2012-03-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Available electronically in an open-access, full-text edition from the Texas A&M University Libraries' Digital Repository at http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /146844. Frank N. McMillan Jr., a country boy steeped in the traditional culture of rural Texas, was summoned to a life-long quest for meaning by a dream lion he met in the night. On his journey, he followed the lead of the founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung, and eventually established the world’s first professorship to advance the study of that field. McMillan, born and raised on a ranch near Calvert, was an Aggie through and through, with degrees in geology and petroleum engineering. As an adult working near Bay City, Texas, he was lunching in a country café when by chance he met abstract expressionist painter Forrest Bess, who was ecstatically waving a letter he had received from Jung himself. The artist’s enthusiastic description of Jung as a master psychologist, soul doctor, and healer led McMillan to the Jung Center in Houston, where he began reading Jung’s Collected Works. McMillan frequently said, “Jung saved my life.” Finding Jung: Frank N. McMillan Jr., a Life in Quest of the Lion captures McMillan’s journey through the words of his own journals and through reflections by his son, Frank III. David Rosen, the holder of the first endowed McMillan professorship at Texas A&M University, adds insights to the book, and the late Sir Laurens van der Post, whom the elder McMillan met at the Houston Jung Center in 1979, authored a foreword to the book before his death. This is a story that sheds light on the inner workings of the self as well as the Jungian understanding of the Self. In often lyrical language, it gives the human background to a major undertaking in the dissemination of Jungian scholarship and provides a personal account of a life lived in near-mythic dimensions.
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2016-03-07
The future competitiveness of the United States in an increasingly interconnected global economy depends on the nation fostering a workforce with strong capabilities and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). STEM knowledge and skills enable both individual opportunity and national competitiveness, and the nation needs to develop ways of ensuring access to high-quality education and training experiences for all students at all levels and for all workers at all career stages. The National Science Foundation (NSF) holds a primary responsibility for overseeing the federal governmentâ€™s efforts to foster the creation of a STEM-capable workforce. As part of its efforts in this endeavor, NSFâ€™s Directorate on Education and Human Resources asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene a workshop that would contribute to NSFâ€™s preparation of a theoretical and evidence-based STEM Workforce Development R&D Core Framework. Participants discussed research themes, identified gaps and emerging research opportunities, and recommended refinements in the goals of the framework. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
Author: Douglas Valentine
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2016-06-28
“An important work.” —John Prados, author of President’s Secret Wars “This definitive account of the Phoenix program, the US attempt to destroy the Viet Cong through torture and summary execution, remains sobering reading for all those trying to understand the Vietnam War and the moral ambiguities of America’s Cold War victory. Though carefully documented, the book is written in an accessible style that makes it ideal for readers at all levels, from undergraduates to professional historians.” —Alfred W. McCoy, author of The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade
Author: Dr. Lisa Miller
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2015-05-05
Genre: Family & Relationships
In The Spiritual Child, psychologist Lisa Miller presents the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. She explains the clear, scientific link between spirituality and health and shows that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality: * are 40% less likely to use and abuse substances * are 60% less likely to be depressed as teenagers * are 80% less likely to have dangerous or unprotected sex * have significantly more positive markers for thriving including an increased sense of meaning and purpose, and high levels of academic success. Combining cutting-edge research with broad anecdotal evidence from her work as a clinical psychologist to illustrate just how invaluable spirituality is to a child's mental and physical health, Miller translates these findings into practical advice for parents, giving them concrete ways to develop and encourage their children's—as well as their own—well-being. In this provocative, conversation-starting book, Dr. Miller presents us with a pioneering new way to think about parenting our modern youth.
Author: T. A. Barron
Release Date: 2011-05-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
A raging sea tosses a boy upon the shores of ancient Wales. Left for dead, he has no memory, no name, and no home. But it is his determination to find out who he is—to learn the truth about his mysterious powers—that leads him to a strange and enchanted land. And it is there he discovers that the fate of this land and his personal quest are strangely entwined.
Author: Robert M. Haberle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2017-06-29
Humanity has long been fascinated by the planet Mars. Was its climate ever conducive to life? What is the atmosphere like today and why did it change so dramatically over time? Eleven spacecraft have successfully flown to Mars since the Viking mission of the 1970s and early 1980s. These orbiters, landers and rovers have generated vast amounts of data that now span a Martian decade (roughly eighteen years). This new volume brings together the many new ideas about the atmosphere and climate system that have emerged, including the complex interplay of the volatile and dust cycles, the atmosphere-surface interactions that connect them over time, and the diversity of the planet's environment and its complex history. Including tutorials and explanations of complicated ideas, students, researchers and non-specialists alike are able to use this resource to gain a thorough and up-to-date understanding of this most Earth-like of planetary neighbours.
Author: Fred D. Gray
Publisher: NewSouth Books
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
"Lawyer for Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., the Montgomery bus boycott, the Tuskegee syphilis study, the desegregation of Alabama schools and the Selma march, and founder of the Tuskegee human and civil rights multicultural center."
Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2009-08-19
A nuclear attack on a large U.S. city by terrorists--even with a low-yield improvised nuclear device (IND) of 10 kilotons or less--would cause a large number of deaths and severe injuries. The large number of injured from the detonation and radioactive fallout that would follow would be overwhelming for local emergency response and health care systems to rescue and treat, even assuming that these systems and their personnel were not themselves incapacitated by the event. The United States has been struggling for some time to address and plan for the threat of nuclear terrorism and other weapons of mass destruction that terrorists might obtain and use. The Department of Homeland Security recently contracted with the Institute of Medicine to hold a workshop, summarized in this volume, to assess medical preparedness for a nuclear detonation of up to 10 kilotons. This book provides a candid and sobering look at our current state of preparedness for an IND, and identifies several key areas in which we might begin to focus our national efforts in a way that will improve the overall level of preparedness.
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