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.
Luther Holmes is content. Not happy with his life, but content enough to keep moving forward. Every since the mass endangerment of dragonkind, he'd been paired with a mate who was... well, nice enough. What they felt for each other wasn't love, but love wasn't frowned upon in this new world. He at least expected his alpha to care enough to keep him safe. However, the omega finds out just how wrong he is when he's shipped off to the district's breeding facility. Existing for the sole intent of perpetuating the existence of their people at any cost, the breeding facility is just short of a death sentence. Perhaps death would even be kinder. Luther expects the remainder of his life to be sheer misery. Then, he meets the mysterious Sidney Stark. Sidney is unlike any alpha Luther has encountered before, and that's not a bad thing by any means. The last thing he expects, however, is the whirlwind he finds himself wrapped up in at the alpha's side.The last thing he expects is to fall in love. As he quickly finds out, however, nothing goes as planned in this new world order. Absolutely nothing.
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?
PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...
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.
In Eat to Lose, Eat to Win, celebrity nutritionist Rachel Beller (of Biggest Loser fame) takes a basic tenet of weight loss—eat the “right” foods—and makes it easy to achieve. No more writing lists or memorizing “approved” foods—an extensive, take-it-with-you, full-color look-and-shop guide shows actual products, making purchasing healthy foods and sticking to a nutritious eating plan straightforward and undemanding. Eat to Lose, Eat to Win is sensible and real-world ready with practical tips on how to best incorporate the latest nutritional recommendations—such as fiber, Omega-3, protein, and antioxidants—into a healthy diet. Filled with recipes for simple-to-prepare meals and snacks, as well as common-sense suggestions, this is a must-have tool for anyone looking for motivation to change to a healthier lifestyle.
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: 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.
Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Pierre; or The Ambiguities" by Herman Melville focuses on a pre-war American society and explores our deepest psychological motivations.
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: 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: Keith G. Tidball
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-07-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Creation and access to green spaces promotes individual human health, especially in therapeutic contexts among those suffering traumatic events. But what of the role of access to green space and the act of creating and caring for such places in promoting social health and well-being? Greening in the Red Zone asserts that creation and access to green spaces confers resilience and recovery in systems disrupted by violent conflict or disaster. This edited volume provides evidence for this assertion through cases and examples. The contributors to this volume use a variety of research and policy frameworks to explore how creation and access to green spaces in extreme situations might contribute to resistance, recovery, and resilience of social-ecological systems.