In this novel in Jim Butcher’s #1 New York Times bestselling series, an old debt puts Chicago wizard Harry Dresden in harms way... Harry’s life finally seems to be calming down. The White Council’s war with the vampiric Red Court is easing up, no one’s tried to kill him lately, and his eager apprentice is starting to learn real magic. For once, the future looks fairly bright. But the past casts one hell of a long shadow. Mab, monarch of the Sidhe Winter Court, calls in an old favor from Harry. Just one small favor he can’t refuse...one that will trap Harry Dresden between a nightmarish foe and an equally deadly ally, and one that will strain his skills—and loyalties—to their very limits. And everything was going so well for once...
How far would you go to get back what was rightfully yours? Rayne Rhymes worked hard to earn enough credits to buy her space ship, the Bodicea. Under Deneb law, all of Rayne’s possessions belong to her scoundrel husband, even after their divorce. Rayne’s husband makes her an offer: do him one small favor and he’ll return her ship. This short story, A Small Favor, gives one woman’s answer.
A loving wife does a favor for her husband by going on a business trip with his boss while he stays home to work. One innocent favor turns into another and soon she is tempted into doing more and more increasingly sexual favors for the men on the trip. Betty has no intention to cheat but she loves to tease and flirt. Surrounded by virile, handsome men, will she succumb to her carnal urges? Told in her own words, she has pitched battles with her conscious to remain faithful, even though her libido is driving her to experience a sensual side that she never knew existed. Betty is not a victim. Rather, she is a strong and erotic woman on a brink of sensual delight. Highly descriptive and deliciously erotic, this book is destined to become a classic.
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Author: General Books LLC
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release Date: 2010-05
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 47. Chapters: Changes, List of The Dresden Files organizations, Small Favor, Turn Coat, Dead Beat, Proven Guilty, Grave Peril, Death Masks, Storm Front, Summer Knight, Blood Rites, Fool Moon, List of The Dresden Files episodes, Backup: A Story of the Dresden Files, Welcome to the Jungle, White Night, Laws of Magic, Ghost Story, Side Jobs. Excerpt: Changes is the 12th book in The Dresden Files, Jim Butcher's continuing series about wizard detective Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Changes was released on April 6, 2010, and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list, dropping to #3 in its second week on the list. Susan Rodriguez contacts Dresden to tell him they have a daughter, Margaret "Maggie" Angelica, who was born after their romantic interlude in Death Masks, and that she has been kidnapped by the Red Court. Susan and Martin attempt to retrieve digital information from the Red Court's Chicago office, which is the top floor of Dresden's own office building, and find Arianna Ortega is behind Maggie's kidnapping. While being attacked by a squad of Red Court enforcers, the office building explodes. Dresden and his apprentice, Molly, go to the White Council's headquarters in Edinburgh for help. They find Duchess Arianna and newly-appointed Senior Council member Cristos giving speeches about peace. Dresden furiously demands that Arianna return the kidnapped girl. In front of a thousand wizards, Dresden challenges Arianna to a single combat under the Code Duello. Being granted diplomatic immunity and safe passage, she refuses, and Dresden storms out, and runs into The Merlin, who does not believe Arianna's words of peace, and vows to exterminate the entire Red Court. The Merlin wants the vampires to tip their hand, by attacking and exposing their vulnerabilities. If Dresden interferes with the Merli...
Author: Daniel J. Hruschka
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2010
"Hruschka's integrative approach provides a robust, and accessible, view of the complexities of making, having, and being friends. This kind of inquiry is at the forefront of modern biocultural anthropology."--Agustin Fuentes, author of Evolution of Human Behavior "Despite its importance to human happiness and well-being, friendship has long been a puzzle--largely a neglected one--for evolutionary scholars. Daniel Hruschka's book is a long overdue remedy to this situation. Through a deft combination of rigorous analysis and fine writing, Hruschka provides a thorough examination of friendship across the full range of human societies, past and present. His book will be an essential starting point for future work on this important topic."--Lee Cronk, author of That Complex Whole: Culture and the Evolution of Human Behavior "With Friendship, Dan Hruschka uses evolutionary science to breathe new life into a topic that is vastly important and woefully misunderstood. Remarkable for its scope, insightfulness, and clarity, this book will change how we think about friendship for years to come."--Michael McCullough, author of Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct
Author: Jack Schafer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-01-13
From a former FBI Special Agent specializing in behavior analysis and recruiting spies comes a handbook filled with his proven strategies on how to instantly read people and influence how they perceive you, so you can easily turn on the like switch. The Like Switch is packed with all the tools you need for turning strangers into friends, whether you are on a sales call, a first date, or a job interview. As a Special Agent for the FBI’s National Security Division’s Behavioral Analysis Program, Dr. Jack Schafer developed dynamic and breakthrough strategies for profiling terrorists and detecting deception. Now, Dr. Schafer has evolved his proven-on-the-battlefield tactics for the day-to-day, but no less critical battle of getting people to like you. In The Like Switch, he presents these techniques for how you can influence, attract, and win people over. Learn how to think and react like your favorite TV investigators from Criminal Minds or CSI as Dr. Schafer shows you how to improve your LQ (Likeability Quotient), “spot the lie” both in person and online, master nonverbal cues that influence how people perceive you, and turn up or turn down the intensity of a relationship. Dr. Schafer cracks the code on making great first impressions, building lasting relationships, and understanding others’ behavior to learn what they really think about you. With tips and techniques that hold the key to taking control of your communications, interactions, and relationships, The Like Switch shows you how to read others and get people to like you for a moment or a lifetime.
Author: Fred L. Casmir
Release Date: 2013-10-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Concern with various matters related to humans as they communicate has led to an increase in both research and theorizing during the second half of the 20th century. As a matter of fact, so many scholars and so many disciplines have become involved in this process that it is virtually impossible to understand and appreciate all that has been accomplished so far. This book focuses on one important aspect of human sense-making -- theory building -- and strives to clarify the thesis that theories do not develop in some sort of social, intellectual, or cultural vacuum. They are necessarily the products of specific times, insights, and mindsets. Theories dealing with the process of communication, or communicating, are tied to socio-cultural value systems and historic factors that influence individuals in ways often inadequately understood by those who use them. The process-orientation of this book inevitably leads to an emphasis on the perceptions of human beings. Thus, the focus shifts from the subject or area called "communication" to the act of communicating. Finally, this volume offers insight into how the process of human sense-making has evolved in those academic fields commonly identified as communication, rhetoric, speech communication or speech, within specific socio-cultural settings.