Bear's Midlife Midwife

Bear's Midlife Midwife
  • Author : Meg Ripley
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2021-10-21
  • ISBN : 9798751305048

Bear's Midlife Midwife Book Review:

"I can't get the authorities involved in this," he pleaded, his brows drawing together. "I need you." When I got divorced and moved to the quiet Oregon countryside, The last thing I expected was for a hot stranger to pound on my door, Demanding I go with him in the middle of the night. His sister-in-law's in labor, and he swears she's on death's door. The weirder part? I'm not allowed to tell anyone what I'm about to see. This has WTF written all over it, but I took an oath to help. Looks like my cozy sweats, wine, and the remote will have to wait. Even after delivering babies for decades, Nothing could prepare me for this. Good god, the kid is hairy, And the ears, the eyes...they're all wrong. Because I didn't just deliver a baby. I delivered a freaking bear cub. Apparently, these folks are shapeshifters, And us humans aren't supposed to know their secret. Now, some of these bear-people want me dead. That hunky stranger is now my bodyguard, And we've gotten very close living under my tiny roof. Am I ready to jump into a relationship with another man? Especially one that can change into a bear? Steamy shifter love scenes and an HEA inside! No cheating or cliffhanger in this standalone romance. Readers 18+.

Ava and the Bear

Ava and the Bear
  • Author : Elizabeth Kelly
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 392
  • Relase : 2015-09-24
  • ISBN : 1926483448

Ava and the Bear Book Review:

Grizzly shifter, Bishop King, has two loves - sex and food. So when he meets Ava Lewis, a curvy redhead with the intoxicating scent of sex and chocolate, he knows he's in trouble. Ava's looking for love, not a one night stand, and grizzly shifters don't do relationships. It doesn't matter how attracted she is to Bishop, or that every time she's around him she loses her damn mind and ends up half-naked and in his arms. There's no future for them and she wants her happily ever after. But when Ava is targeted by an unstable shifter, Bishop's vow to stay away from the beautiful, fragile woman is forgotten. Ava doesn't want his help but Bishop's grizzly wants her and he'll stop at nothing to claim her - even if that means battling an ancient and powerful enemy.

Beautiful Mistake

Beautiful Mistake
  • Author : Nancy Corrigan
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 472
  • Relase : 2016-08-01
  • ISBN : 1535593415

Beautiful Mistake Book Review:

A tortured man...A fearless woman...A mistake that'll change their lives forever. Three centuries ago, Devin Moore sacrificed his sanity to save his sister. Every day since is spent in a constant battle of wills with the three crazed cats--lion, tiger and jaguar--he houses. Keeping his shattered mind together has taken its toll, destroying any hope of having a family, but he can't turn his back on innocents in need. When information on his pride's missing child reaches him, he rushes to bring her home. But the rescue mission goes horribly wrong. Lena, the human female who turns herself into bait in order to protect the little girl, is wounded and struggling to survive. In a desperate act, he saves Lena. But it doesn't erase his past mistakes. And for a broken man who's finally offered hope, there's only one thing left to do--prove his worth. The only problem? He'll never be whole. Or sane. But maybe...just maybe...even the damned can find peace.

Let's Pretend This Never Happened

Let's Pretend This Never Happened
  • Author : Jenny Lawson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2012-04-17
  • ISBN : 9781101573082

Let's Pretend This Never Happened Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestselling (mostly true) memoir from the hilarious author of Furiously Happy. “Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate.”—O, The Oprah Magazine When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it. In the irreverent Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson’s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives. Readers Guide Inside

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
  • Author : Lauren Dundes
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Pages : 246
  • Relase : 2019-07-11
  • ISBN : 9783038978480

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies Book Review:

In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.

From Duke Till Dawn

From Duke Till Dawn
  • Author : Eva Leigh
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2017-05-30
  • ISBN : 9780062499424

From Duke Till Dawn Book Review:

“magnificent... a fast-paced and seductive treasure.” – Publishers Weekly (Starred Review & Best Summer Books pick) A 2017 RT Reviewers' Choice Award Nominee for Best British Isles-set Romance! Eva Leigh launches a seductive new series that sizzles with the dark secrets of London’s underworld... Years ago, the Duke of Greyland gave his heart—and a princely sum of money—to a charming, destitute widow with unparalleled beauty. But after one passionate night, she slipped from his bed and vanished without a trace. And just when he’s given up hope of ever seeing her again, Greyland finds her managing a gaming hell. He’s desperate to have her… until he discovers everything about his long-lost lover was a lie. In truth, Cassandra Blake grew up on the streets, picking pockets to survive. Greyland was a mark—to be fleeced and forgotten—but her feelings for the duke became all too real. Once he learns of her deception, however, the heat in his eyes turns to ice. When her business partner absconds with the gaming hell proceeds—leaving unsavory investors out for blood—Cassandra must beg the man she betrayed for help. Greyland wants compensation, too, and he’ll assist her under one condition: she doesn’t leave his sight until her debts are paid. But it’s not long before the real Cassandra—the smart, streetwise criminal—is stealing his heart all over again.

Paper Dragon

Paper Dragon
  • Author : Coralie Moss
  • Publisher : Pink Moon Books
  • Pages : 231
  • Relase : 2021-04-27
  • ISBN : 9781989446201

Paper Dragon Book Review:

Everybody says I look good on paper. I was adopted into the Winslow dragon clan, with their boatloads of status and wealth. I’m built like a superhero. I have loyal friends and a thriving surveillance business. Only, there’s so much more to my story. My parents are hellbent on mating me to a high society dragon. But the truth is I’m damaged goods. I’m twenty-nine, and my dragon form is stuck in adolescence. I have no wings, I’m afraid to use my magic, and not even my best friend knows I’ve never had a lover. Before I can consider marriage, I need to get back to the Ukrainian orphanage and figure out what the hell happened to me when I was a kid. But nothing’s ever simple. The orphanage sits dead center in the Transcarpathian Mountains--and any Magical who dares approach risks losing their powers to the Dragon King. Can I find the answers that release my wings, or will I become just another sacrifice to the Dragon King’s insatiable appetite? ◆◆◆ Paper Dragon is the first book in the Shifters in the Underlands series, which is set in the same universe as the Sister Witches Urban Fantasy Series and the Calliope Jones novels. The reading order is: ◆ Paper Dragon ◆ Blood Dragon ◆ Moon Dragon

Alpha Beast

Alpha Beast
  • Author : Eliza Gayle
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 242
  • Relase : 2016-10-11
  • ISBN : 1548009024

Alpha Beast Book Review:

He thought he'd been careful... Bhric has an obsession he doesn't want anyone to know about. A weakness that could take him down if it were found out. There's also the problem of what he is. He rarely shifts because he doesn't have to. The beast inside him already has control. When he learns that the rogue Blackwood Pack knows more than they should, he'll have to choose between an obsession and the good of the Clan. The Clan doesn't stand a chance... Ever since Marcy woke up one morning unable to remember the previous two days, she's been on edge. Her head hurts all the time, her body burns for something she can't identify and the idea of sex with any of her usual friends with benefits repulses her. She's gone from a well adjusted, although possibly sex addicted, damned good nurse to a writhing mass of contradictions who struggles to get through her day. Oh, and she's pretty sure she has a stalker too. A big, bad and very scary tattooed beast of a man who doesn't repulse her.

The God Particle

The God Particle
  • Author : Leon M. Lederman,Dick Teresi
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 434
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 0618711686

The God Particle Book Review:

The world's foremost experimental physicist uses humor, metaphor, and storytelling to delve into the mysteries of matter, discussing the as-yet-to-be-discovered God particle.

Moon Called

Moon Called
  • Author : Patricia Briggs
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2006-01-31
  • ISBN : 9781101208434

Moon Called Book Review:

THE FIRST MERCY THOMPSON NOVEL! Moon Called is the novel that introduced Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson to the world and launched a #1 bestselling phenomenon... Mercy Thompson is a shapeshifter, and while she was raised by werewolves, she can never be one of them, especially after the pack ran her off for having a forbidden love affair. So she’s turned her talent for fixing cars into a business and now runs a one-woman mechanic shop in the Tri-Cities area of Washington State. But Mercy’s two worlds are colliding. A half-starved teenage boy arrives at her shop looking for work, only to reveal that he’s a newly changed werewolf—on the run and desperately trying to control his animal instincts. Mercy asks her neighbor Adam Hauptman, the Alpha of the local werewolf pack, for assistance. But Mercy’s act of kindness has unexpected consequences that leave her no choice but to seek help from those she once considered family—the werewolves who abandoned her... “In the increasingly crowded field of kick-ass supernatural heroines, Mercy stands out as one of the best.”—Locus

Sit Down and Shut Up

Sit Down and Shut Up
  • Author : Brad Warner
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2010-10-05
  • ISBN : 9781577317715

Sit Down and Shut Up Book Review:

In 2003, Brad Warner blew the top off the Buddhist book world with his irreverent autobiography/manifesto, Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, and the Truth about Reality. Now in his second book, Sit Down and Shut Up, Brad tackles one of the great works of Zen literature, the Shobogenzo, by thirteenth-century Zen master Dogen. Illuminating Dogen’s enigmatic teachings in plain language, Brad intertwines musings on sex, meditation, death, God, sin, and happiness with an exploration of the punk rock ethos. In chapters such as “Evil Is Stupid,” “Kill Your Anger,” and “Enlightenment Is for Sissies,” Brad melds the antiauthoritarianism of punk with that of Zen, mixing in a travelogue of his triumphant return to Ohio to play in a reunion concert of Akron punk bands. For those drawn to Buddhist teachings but scared off by their stiff austerity, Brad writes with a sharp smack of truth, in teachings and stories that cut to the heart of reality.

The Mushroom at the End of the World

The Mushroom at the End of the World
  • Author : Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2017-09-19
  • ISBN : 9780691178325

The Mushroom at the End of the World Book Review:

Matsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world—and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the northern hemisphere. Through its ability to nurture trees, matsutake helps forests to grow in daunting places. It is also an edible delicacy in Japan, where it sometimes commands astronomical prices. In all its contradictions, matsutake offers insights into areas far beyond just mushrooms and addresses a crucial question: what manages to live in the ruins we have made? A tale of diversity within our damaged landscapes, The Mushroom at the End of the World follows one of the strangest commodity chains of our times to explore the unexpected corners of capitalism. Here, we witness the varied and peculiar worlds of matsutake commerce: the worlds of Japanese gourmets, capitalist traders, Hmong jungle fighters, industrial forests, Yi Chinese goat herders, Finnish nature guides, and more. These companions also lead us into fungal ecologies and forest histories to better understand the promise of cohabitation in a time of massive human destruction. By investigating one of the world's most sought-after fungi, The Mushroom at the End of the World presents an original examination into the relation between capitalist destruction and collaborative survival within multispecies landscapes, the prerequisite for continuing life on earth.

How Change Happens

How Change Happens
  • Author : Duncan Green
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2016-10-19
  • ISBN : 9780191088353

How Change Happens Book Review:

Society is full of would-be 'change agents'-campaigners, government officials, enlightened business people, engaged intellectuals-set on improving public services, reforming laws and regulations, guaranteeing human rights, achieving a fairer deal for those on the sharp end, and greater recognition for any number of issues. Drawing on many first-hand examples and numerous new case studies and interviews with grassroots activists and organizations around the world, as well as Oxfam's unrivalled global experience, this important book answers the question: how does change happen and how can we-governments, organizations, businesses, leaders, campaigners, employees, and ordinary citizens-make a difference?

Transforming Gender and Emotion

Transforming Gender and Emotion
  • Author : Sookja Cho
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Pages : 310
  • Relase : 2018-03-08
  • ISBN : 9780472130634

Transforming Gender and Emotion Book Review:

Illuminates how one folktale serves as a living record of the evolving cultures and relationships of China and Korea

An Advanced Guide to Trade Policy Analysis

An Advanced Guide to Trade Policy Analysis
  • Author : Yoto V. Yotov,Mario Larch
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 137
  • Relase : 2017-01-03
  • ISBN : 9287043671

An Advanced Guide to Trade Policy Analysis Book Review:

An Advanced Guide to Trade Policy Analysis provides the most recent tools for analysis of trade policy using structural gravity models.

The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking

The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking
  • Author : Matthew Hutson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2012-04-12
  • ISBN : 9781101561737

The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking Book Review:

In this witty and perceptive debut, a former editor at Psychology Today shows us how magical thinking makes life worth living. Psychologists have documented a litany of cognitive biases- misperceptions of the world-and explained their positive functions. Now, Matthew Hutson shows us that even the most hardcore skeptic indulges in magical thinking all the time-and it's crucial to our survival. Drawing on evolution, cognitive science, and neuroscience, Hutson shows us that magical thinking has been so useful to us that it's hardwired into our brains. It encourages us to think that we actually have free will. It helps make us believe that we have an underlying purpose in the world. It can even protect us from the paralyzing awareness of our own mortality. In other words, magical thinking is a completely irrational way of making our lives make rational sense. With wonderfully entertaining stories, personal reflections, and sharp observations, Hutson reveals our deepest fears and longings. He also assures us that it is no accident his surname contains so many of the same letters as this imprint.

The Number Sense

The Number Sense
  • Author : Stanislas Dehaene
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Pages : 316
  • Relase : 2011-04-29
  • ISBN : 9780199753871

The Number Sense Book Review:

"Our understanding of how the human brain performs mathematical calculations is far from complete. In The Number Sense, Stanislas Dehaene offers readers an enlightening exploration of the mathematical mind. Using research showing that human infants have a rudimentary number sense, Dehaene suggests that this sense is as basic as our perception of color, and that it is wired into the brain. But how then did we leap from this basic number ability to trigonometry, calculus, and beyond? Dehaene shows that it was the invention of symbolic systems of numerals that started us on the climb to higher mathematics. Tracing the history of numbers, we learn that in early times, people indicated numbers by pointing to part of their bodies, and how Roman numerals were replaced by modern numbers. On the way, we also discover many fascinating facts: for example, because Chinese names for numbers are short, Chinese people can remember up to nine or ten digits at a time, while English-speaking people can only remember seven. A fascinating look at the crossroads where numbers and neurons intersect, The Number Sense offers an intriguing tour of how the structure of the brain shapes our mathematical abilities, and how math can open up a window on the human mind"--Provided by publisher.

Raven Cursed

Raven Cursed
  • Author : Faith Hunter
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2012-01-03
  • ISBN : 9781101559505

Raven Cursed Book Review:

The vampires of Asheville, North Carolina, want to establish their own clan, but since they owe loyalty to the Master Vampire of New Orleans they must work out the terms with him. To come up with an equitable solution, he sends an envoy with the best bodyguard blood money can buy: Jane Yellowrock. But when a group of local campers are attacked by something fanged, Jane goes from escort to investigator. Unless she wants to face a very angry mast vampire, she will have to work overtime to find the killer. It's a good thing she's worth every penny.

Shifting Shape, Shaping Text

Shifting Shape, Shaping Text
  • Author : Steven Heine
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Pages : 295
  • Relase : 1999-01-01
  • ISBN : 0824821971

Shifting Shape, Shaping Text Book Review:

Annotation Shifting Shape, Shaping Text examines the fox koan in relation to philosophical and institutional issues facing the Ch'an/Zen tradition in both Sung China and medieval and contemporary Japan.

Burned

Burned
  • Author : Karen Marie Moning
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 2015-01-20
  • ISBN : 9780440339816

Burned Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Mac is back and badder than ever!”—J. R. Ward MacKayla Lane and Jericho Barrons return in the blockbuster Fever series from Karen Marie Moning. It’s easy to walk away from lies. Power is another thing. MacKayla Lane would do anything to save the home she loves. A gifted sidhe-seer, she’s already fought and defeated the deadly Sinsar Dubh—an ancient book of terrible evil—yet its hold on her has never been stronger. When the wall that protected humans from the seductive, insatiable Fae was destroyed on Halloween, long-imprisoned immortals ravaged the planet. Now Dublin is a war zone with factions battling for control. As the city heats up and the ice left by the Hoar Frost King melts, tempers flare, passions run red-hot, and dangerous lines get crossed. Seelie and Unseelie vie for power against nine ancient immortals who have governed Dublin for millennia; a rival band of sidhe-seers invades the city, determined to claim it for their own; Mac’s former protégé and best friend, Dani “Mega” O’Malley, is now her fierce enemy; and even more urgent, Highland druid Christian MacKeltar has been captured by the Crimson Hag and is being driven deeper into Unseelie madness with each passing day. The only one Mac can depend on is the powerful, dangerous immortal Jericho Barrons, but even their fiery bond is tested by betrayal. It’s a world where staying alive is a constant struggle, the line between good and evil is blurred, and every alliance comes at a price. In an epic battle against dark forces, Mac must decide who she can trust, and what her survival is ultimately worth. Look for all of Karen Marie Moning’s sensational Fever novels: DARKFEVER | BLOODFEVER | FAEFEVER | DREAMFEVER | SHADOWFEVER | ICED | BURNED | FEVERBORN | FEVERSONG Praise for Burned “Karen Marie Moning is back, delivering the kind of spellbinding, addictive, twisted tale we love to devour. Magic and madness, intrigue and illusion, passion and power, sexual tension and more sexual tension. . . . Burned is a book that shouldn't be missed. Thrilling, suspenseful, sexy—it has all the right stuff to delight the most ardent of Fever fans.”—USA Today “Dark, delicious suspense! Karen Marie Moning is my author of choice and Fever is my series of choice for action-packed suspense with a spine-tingling paranormal twist.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner “A masterwork by an incomparable writer. Burned is brilliant, sexy, and dangerous. I adore Moning! No one does it better.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day “Prepare for a heart-stopping trip into the epic Fever world, filled with gasp-out-loud surprises and sweltering sensuality.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole “Burned gets the highest rating from me. I wanted to run through town shouting ‘Mac is back! Mac is back!’ Grab some snacks, something to drink, and settle down for a cover-to-cover read that will likely keep you up all night.”—New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard “One of the most anticipated books in romance . . . Burned is told through several viewpoints, but the dominating view is Mac’s, and it’s wonderful to have her back, as well as get to spend time with the two Alphas in her life.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers “Deeply complex, heady and action-packed.”—RT Book Reviews