Sabotaged

Sabotaged
  • Author : C P Rider
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 338
  • Relase : 2020-06-16
  • ISBN : 9798652706081

Sabotaged Book Review:

An Urban Fantasy Romance novel A telepath with a lethal twist. My name is Neely and I live among shapeshifters in the desert truckstop town of Sundance, California. As a telepath-spiker, I can read a person's thoughts. I can also spike deadly power straight into their brain. I've got my hands full navigating an undefined relationship with Lucas Blacke, the sexy tiger alpha of the Sundance shifter group, and trying to run my bakery, La Buena Suerte Panaderia, while dodging random alpha leaders bent on turning me into a weapon. But when one of the would-be kidnappers finally gets lucky and grabs me, I find myself in a whole new world of trouble. Trapped and on my own, I've only got myself to depend on. The rules I've always lived by have been swept aside and second-guessing myself is no longer an option. If I want to get out of this alive, I'll have to spike my way out. If you enjoy urban fantasy with a side order of romance, fast-paced action, and a dash of humor, pick up SABOTAGED today!

Spiked

Spiked
  • Author : C. P. Rider
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 332
  • Relase : 2019-09-14
  • ISBN : 1686500157

Spiked Book Review:

A telepath with a lethal twist. My name is Neely and I'm a telepath-spiker. Not only can I read a person's thoughts, I can also spike deadly power straight into their brain. But don't worry, I have strict rules about that sort of thing. I'm hiding again. This time in a California desert truck stop town run by Lucas Blacke, a tiger shifter and alpha leader who's as handsome as Lucifer and twice as slippery. I've been running from alphas like him my whole life. They either want to own me or kill me-there is no middle ground. Now a homicidal alpha from my past is threatening everything I care about and I know I can't fight him alone. Lucas Blacke is dangerous, and his intentions are murky at best, but I've run out of options. If I want to live, I'm going to have to put my faith in a man I know I can't trust. If you like urban fantasy with a side order of romance, fast-paced action and slow-burn love, you'll love SPIKED.

Like Brothers

Like Brothers
  • Author : Mark Duplass,Jay Duplass
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 322
  • Relase : 2021-02-09
  • ISBN : 9781101967737

Like Brothers Book Review:

The multitalented writers, directors, producers, and actors (as seen on The League, Transparent, and The Mindy Project) share the secrets of their lifelong partnership in this unique memoir. “A book that anyone will love . . . You can enjoy it even if you have no idea who the Duplass brothers are.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times Whether producing, writing, directing, or acting, the Duplass Brothers have made their mark in the world of independent film and television on the strength of their quirky and empathetic approach to storytelling. Now, for the first time, Mark and Jay take readers on a tour of their lifelong partnership in this unique memoir told in essays that share the secrets of their success, the joys and frustrations of intimate collaboration, and the lessons they’ve learned the hard way. From a childhood spent wielding an oversized home video camera in the suburbs of New Orleans to their shared years at the University of Texas in early-nineties Austin, and from the breakthrough short they made on a three-dollar budget to the night their feature film Baghead became the center of a Sundance bidding war, Mark and Jay tell the story of a bond that’s resilient, affectionate, mutually empowering, and only mildly dysfunctional. They are brutally honest about how their closeness sabotaged their youthful romantic relationships, about the jealousy each felt when the other stole the spotlight as an actor (Mark in The League, Jay in Transparent), and about the challenges they faced on the set of their HBO series Togetherness—namely, too much togetherness. But Like Brothers is also a surprisingly practical road map to a rewarding creative partnership. Rather than split all their responsibilities fifty-fifty, the brothers learned to capitalize on each other’s strengths. They’re not afraid to call each other out, because they’re also not afraid to compromise. Most relationships aren’t—and frankly shouldn’t be—as intense as Mark and Jay’s, but their brand of trust, validation, and healthy disagreement has taken them far. Part coming-of-age memoir, part underdog story, and part insider account of succeeding in Hollywood on their own terms, Like Brothers is as openhearted and lovably offbeat as Mark and Jay themselves. “Wright. Ringling. Jonas. I’m sure you could name a bunch of famous brother teams. They’re all garbage compared to Mark and Jay. I can’t wait for you to read this book.”—from the foreword by Mindy Kaling

Shattered

Shattered
  • Author : C P Rider
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 338
  • Relase : 2021-02-02
  • ISBN : 9798702510637

Shattered Book Review:

An Urban Fantasy Romance novelA telepath with a lethal twist. My name is Neely and I live among shapeshifters in the desert truckstop town of Sundance, California. As a telepath-spiker, I can read a person's thoughts. I can also spike deadly power straight into their brain. Since narrowly escaping a paranormal prison with my life, I made a promise to use my abilities to protect myself and my friends-including my boyfriend, alpha leader, Lucas Blacke. No more hesitation, no more second-guessing, no more rules. My epiphany comes at the perfect time. My life in Sundance is more dangerous than ever-the shifter attacks on me haven't slowed, I'm battling enemies within the Blacke group, and now there's a powerful new beast with the ability to climb inside my head, hunting me. In the past, I sat back and waited for my enemies to attack. No more. This time, I'm taking the fight to them. For readers who enjoy urban fantasy with a side order of romance, fast-paced action, and a dash of humor.

Shifted

Shifted
  • Author : C P Rider
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 354
  • Relase : 2021-07-29
  • ISBN : 9798546223311

Shifted Book Review:

An Urban Fantasy Romance novel A telepath with a lethal twist. My name is Neely and I live among shapeshifters in the desert truckstop town of Sundance, California. As a wolf shifter, I'm not much of a threat. But as a telepath-spiker, I'm deadly. For six months, life has been peaceful. Business at my panaderia is holding steady, alpha leader Lucas Blacke and I are in a devoted relationship, and the kidnapping attempts have slowed to a crawl. I'm finally part of something bigger than myself-the Blacke shifter group. I haven't exactly come to terms with my wolf shifter side, but I'm getting there. When a dangerous group from my past makes an unexpected appearance in Sundance, I know my hard-won peace is coming to an end. The malicious shifter faction I fought against in Texas has spent the last few months planning a rebellion. They're gearing up for war with paranormals and humans alike, and they're bringing the first battle to Sundance. It's kill or be killed, and we're not going down without a fight. For readers who enjoy urban fantasy with a side order of romance, fast-paced action, and a dash of humor.

Down and Dirty Pictures

Down and Dirty Pictures
  • Author : Peter Biskind
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 560
  • Relase : 2013-01-08
  • ISBN : 9781439127100

Down and Dirty Pictures Book Review:

In this “dishy…superbly reported” (Entertainment Weekly) New York Times bestseller, Peter Biskind chronicles the rise of independent filmmakers who reinvented Hollywood—most notably Sundance founder Robert Redford and Harvey Weinstein, who with his brother, Bob, made Miramax Films an indie powerhouse. As he did in his acclaimed Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Peter Biskind “takes on the movie industry of the 1990s and again gets the story” (The New York Times). Biskind charts in fascinating detail the meteoric rise of the controversial Harvey Weinstein, often described as the last mogul, who created an Oscar factory that became the envy of the studios, while leaving a trail of carnage in his wake. He follows Sundance as it grew from a regional film festival to the premier showcase of independent film, succeeding almost despite the mercurial Redford, whose visionary plans were nearly thwarted by his own quixotic personality. Likewise, the directors who emerged from the independent movement, such as Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, and David O. Russell, are now among the best-known directors in Hollywood. Not to mention the actors who emerged with them, like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Ethan Hawke, and Uma Thurman. Candid, controversial, and “sensationally entertaining” (Los Angeles Times) Down and Dirty Pictures is a must-read for anyone interested in the film world.

Primal Need

Primal Need
  • Author : Piper Davenport
  • Publisher : Trixie Publishing, Inc.
  • Pages : 260
  • Relase : 2019-11-12
  • ISBN :

Primal Need Book Review:

Sundance I’m the president of the Primal Howlers out of Monument, Colorado. My wife was taken from me ten years ago, leaving me to raise our three children alone. I’ve been diagnosed with a disease that I’m not sure I’ll beat, and to make matters worse, I’m now in the crosshairs of a rival club. But enough about the upside of my life, because Wyatt Bates just walked into it, her confidence enough to rock my world, but her sweetness might just be the end of me. Wyatt I’ve lost almost everyone who ever loved me. Cancer took them all, so the last thing I’m looking for is a relationship that will break me again. Then I meet Thorne “Sundance” Graves and my world is turned on its head by the sexy as hell biker. Now I must choose between a chance at love or the risk of complete devastation.

The Last Outlaws

The Last Outlaws
  • Author : Thom Hatch
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2013-02-05
  • ISBN : 9781101598788

The Last Outlaws Book Review:

The Old West was coming to an end. Two legendary outlaws refused to go with it. As leaders of the Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid executed the most daring bank and train robberies of their day. For several years at the end of the 1890s, the two friends, along with a revolving band of thieves, eluded law enforcement while stealing from the rich bankers and Eastern railroad corporations who exploited Western land…until they rode headlong into the twentieth century. In The Last Outlaws, Thom Hatch brings these memorable characters to life like never before. From their early holdup attempts to that fateful day in Bolivia, Hatch draws on a wealth of fresh research to go beyond the myth and provide a compelling new look at these legends of the Wild West. Includes Photographs

Borderline

Borderline
  • Author : Mishell Baker
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2016-03
  • ISBN : 9781481429788

Borderline Book Review:

"A cynical, paraplegic screenwriter with borderline personality disorder gets recruited to join a secret organization that oversees relations between Hollywood and Fairyland in the first book of a new urban fantasy series from debut author Mishell Baker"--Amazon.com.

Skies Like These

Skies Like These
  • Author : Tess Hilmo
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2014-07-15
  • ISBN : 9780374369996

Skies Like These Book Review:

In Tess Hilmo's Skies Like These, twelve-year-old Jade's perfect summers have always been spent reading and watching TV reruns, so she's not happy when her parents send her off to Wyoming to her aunt's house. She meets a boy who calls himself Roy Parker—just like the real name of the legendary rebel cowboy Butch Cassidy. Roy's dad's hardware store has closed because a chain store has opened up in town, and Roy thinks it is just like the big cattle barons in Butch's day who put the local ranchers out of business. He wants Jade to be his Sundance Kid and help him pull some stunts worthy of Butch Cassidy. Sabotage the big store? Outsmart the store's owner by doing reconnaissance on his ranch? Jade wants to be a good friend, but she's not so sure about Roy's schemes.

American Dervish

American Dervish
  • Author : Ayad Akhtar
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 346
  • Relase : 2012-01-09
  • ISBN : 9780316192828

American Dervish Book Review:

From the author of Homeland Elegies and Pulitzer Prize winner Disgraced, a stirring and explosive novel about an American Muslim family in Wisconsin struggling with faith and belonging in the pre-9/11 world. Hayat Shah is a young American in love for the first time. His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been distinguished only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between his parents, who fight over things he is too young to understand. Then Mina arrives, and everything changes. American Dervish is a brilliantly written, nuanced, and emotionally forceful look inside the interplay of religion and modern life.

Dark Life

Dark Life
  • Author : Kat Falls
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2012-02-01
  • ISBN : 9780545347563

Dark Life Book Review:

Dive deep into the vivid underwater world of Dark Life!The oceans rose, swallowing the lowlands. Earthquakes shattered the continents, toppling entire regions into the rising water. Now, humans live packed into stack cities. The only ones with any space of their own are those who live on the ocean floor: the Dark Life.Ty has spent his whole life living deep undersea. When outlaws attack his homestead, he finds himself in a fight to save the only home he has ever known. Joined by Gemma, a girl from Topside, Ty ventures into the frontier's rough underworld and discovers some dark secrets to Dark Life. Secrets that threaten to destroy everything.

Summoned

Summoned
  • Author : C P Rider
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 354
  • Relase : 2019-11-26
  • ISBN : 1709309385

Summoned Book Review:

An Urban Fantasy Romance novel A telepath with a lethal twist. My name is Neely and I live among shapeshifters in the desert truckstop town of Sundance, California. As a telepath-spiker, I can read a person's thoughts. I can also spike deadly power straight into their brain. I'm in an uneasy relation-friend-ship with Lucas Blacke, an enigmatic tiger alpha that I'm drawn to, but don't fully trust. When Xavier Malcolm, Lucas's abusive ex-alpha leader, asks me to spike into his own brain to save his sanity, I sense a trap. Problem is, no one refuses Alpha Xavier Malcolm without paying for it in one way or another. So, I spike. And bring down the wrath of a thousand-strong wolf pack on all of our heads. If you enjoy urban fantasy with a side order of romance, fast-paced action, a dash of humor, and some slow-burn love, you'll like SUMMONED.

On Film Festivals

On Film Festivals
  • Author : Richard Porton
  • Publisher : Wallflower Press
  • Pages : 204
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : UOM:39015080891636

On Film Festivals Book Review:

'Dekalog' is a series of guest-edited bi-annual publications, each exploring a specific subject, film or filmmaker. This home for serious film criticism engages academia as well as other forms of contemporary film writing, and includes filmmaker interviews.

The Meaning of Mariah Carey

The Meaning of Mariah Carey
  • Author : Mariah Carey
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2020-09-29
  • ISBN : 9781529038989

The Meaning of Mariah Carey Book Review:

The global icon, award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, mother, daughter, sister, storyteller and artist finally tells the unfiltered story of her life in The Meaning of Mariah Carey. It took me a lifetime to have the courage and the clarity to write my memoir. I want to tell the story of the moments – the ups and downs, the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and the dreams – that contributed to the person I am today. Though there have been countless stories about me throughout my career and very public personal life, it’s been impossible to communicate the complexities and depths of my experience in any single magazine article or a ten-minute television interview. And even then, my words were filtered through someone else’s lens, largely satisfying someone else’s assignment to define me. This book is composed of my memories, my mishaps, my struggles, my survival and my songs. Unfiltered. I went deep into my childhood and gave the scared little girl inside of me a big voice. I let the abandoned and ambitious adolescent have her say, and the betrayed and triumphant woman I became tell her side. Writing this memoir was incredibly hard, humbling and healing. My sincere hope is that you are moved to a new understanding, not only about me, but also about the resilience of the human spirit. Love, Mariah

The Ninth Metal

The Ninth Metal
  • Author : Benjamin Percy
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Pages : 309
  • Relase : 2021
  • ISBN : 9781328544865

The Ninth Metal Book Review:

From award-winning author Benjamin Percy comes an explosive, breakout speculative thriller in which a powerful new metal arrives on Earth in the wake of a meteor shower, triggering a massive new "gold rush" in the Midwest and turning life as we know it on its head. The first of a cycle of novels set in a shared universe.

Trace Evidence

Trace Evidence
  • Author : Kathy Reichs,Brendan Reichs
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2016-02-02
  • ISBN : 9781101666128

Trace Evidence Book Review:

A collection of four short stories based on the Virals series from New York Times bestselling authors, Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs! Fans of the Virals series will be thrilled with this companion volume that includes three short stories originally published as eSpecials as well as an all-new, never-before-seen Virals adventure! Shift, Swipe, Shock and the new story Spike give further glimpses of the Virals' world as they work with Tory's famous great aunt, Temperance Brennan, to solve more mysteries, take look at where it all started before they became Virals, and get to the bottom of an attempted sabotage at Kit and Whitney's wedding.

The Soundtrack of My Life

The Soundtrack of My Life
  • Author : Clive Davis,Anthony DeCurtis
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 585
  • Relase : 2013-02-19
  • ISBN : 9781476714783

The Soundtrack of My Life Book Review:

The chief creative officer of Sony Music presents a candid assessment of his life and the past half-century of popular music from an insider's perspective, tracing his work with a wide array of stars and personalities.

But I Deserve This Chocolate!

But I Deserve This Chocolate!
  • Author : Susan Albers
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Pages : 216
  • Relase : 2011-09-01
  • ISBN : 1608825019

But I Deserve This Chocolate! Book Review:

Most of us are really, really good at devising reasons to indulge in foods that derail our diets and healthy eating plans. Who among us hasn’t thought, “I had a stressful day, so I deserve this chocolate,” or, “Buttery popcorn would go so well with this movie!” When we view food as a reward, emotional eating can be difficult to overcome. Most fad diets tell you to “control” your eating, use willpower, ignore your cravings, or just stop eating. Recall for a moment where this got you in the past. Feeling frustrated or hopeless? Maybe it led you to make more excuses? Perhaps you’re thinking I need to get control. This is a sign that the diet mentality may be deeply ingrained in you. Rest assured that there are alternatives to fad dieting and trying to “control” your body. In But I Deserve This Chocolate!, psychologist Susan Albers takes aim at the fifty most common self-sabotaging thoughts and excuses that keep you from eating right and looking great. This guide dismantles each excuse and offers a mindfulness exercise to help reroute your thoughts so you can meet your health goals. Whether you’re a man or woman, teen or adult, this book is for you if you are trying to eat more mindfully, manage your weight, lose weight, or take charge of your eating habits. Forget the chocolate and unwrap some truly nourishing habits you can feel good about—your body will thank you!

D-Day Girls

D-Day Girls
  • Author : Sarah Rose
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 418
  • Relase : 2020-03-17
  • ISBN : 9780451495099

D-Day Girls Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The dramatic, untold history of the heroic women recruited by Britain’s elite spy agency to help pave the way for Allied victory in World War II “Gripping. Spies, romance, Gestapo thugs, blown-up trains, courage, and treachery (lots of treachery)—and all of it true.”—Erik Larson, author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake In 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was on the front lines. To “set Europe ablaze,” in the words of Winston Churchill, the Special Operations Executive (SOE), whose spies were trained in everything from demolition to sharpshooting, was forced to do something unprecedented: recruit women. Thirty-nine answered the call, leaving their lives and families to become saboteurs in France. In D-Day Girls, Sarah Rose draws on recently de­classified files, diaries, and oral histories to tell the thrilling story of three of these remarkable women. There’s Andrée Borrel, a scrappy and streetwise Parisian who blew up power lines with the Gestapo hot on her heels; Odette Sansom, an unhappily married suburban mother who saw the SOE as her ticket out of domestic life and into a meaningful adventure; and Lise de Baissac, a fiercely independent member of French colonial high society and the SOE’s unflap­pable “queen.” Together, they destroyed train lines, ambushed Nazis, plotted prison breaks, and gathered crucial intelligence—laying the groundwork for the D-Day invasion that proved to be the turning point in the war. Rigorously researched and written with razor-sharp wit, D-Day Girls is an inspiring story for our own moment of resistance: a reminder of what courage—and the energy of politically animated women—can accomplish when the stakes seem incalculably high. Praise for D-Day Girls “Rigorously researched . . . [a] thriller in the form of a non-fiction book.”—Refinery29 “Equal parts espionage-romance thriller and historical narrative, D-Day Girls traces the lives and secret activities of the 39 women who answered the call to infiltrate France. . . . While chronicling the James Bond-worthy missions and love affairs of these women, Rose vividly captures the broken landscape of war.”—The Washington Post “Gripping history . . . thoroughly researched and written as smoothly as a good thriller, this is a mesmerizing story of creativity, perseverance, and astonishing heroism.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)