To Enchant a Dragon

To Enchant a Dragon
  • Author : Amanda Milo
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 92
  • Relase : 2020-06-12
  • ISBN : 9798653413773

To Enchant a Dragon Book Review:

Our coastline is craggy stone cliffs in the distance, warm beach sand when we want to sunbathe, and the most vivid turquoise water you've ever laid your eyes upon.Welcome to Titan's Tears Cove, near the Titan volcano, and centered equidistant from the closest dragon-danger zones of Flame Pass and Ember Pass.But they aren't too close. Unlike the Gulf of Mermaids colony on the other side of Venys, our tribe is made up of only my sisters, and we are so quietly tucked away that we aren't often hunted by anything here.At least, that was the case until a lone dragon got too curious. And hungry. Little do I know that I'm about to be snatched up for a dragon's lunch. Another thing I'm clueless about? One touch of the wrong female to the wrong place on a dragon can strike a matebond for life.Even if a bonding should be impossible. After all, how can a creature that soars through the sky--a dragon, for the high seas' sake!--be forever-mated to a mermaid?Note: This is a 22K Standalone Short Story for readers 18+. **No wereopossums or trolls were harmed in the making of this book. However, there are some slightly disturbing events for a couple of unlucky mermen. Tragic, certainly, but you know how it is: Dragons get possessive of their lady.

To Seduce a Dragon

To Seduce a Dragon
  • Author : Poppy Rhys
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 148
  • Relase : 2020-06-26
  • ISBN : 9798657275728

To Seduce a Dragon Book Review:

My name is Jaya, a dreamer, bola slinger, and one of ten guardians in my tribe. I was content to live out my days keeping watch on the village, hunting, and batting away insects that flew too close to the prissy women chosen to birth the next generation.My life was nothing like theirs. I spent way too much time burying my secret in the dirt, over and over, to make sure of it. Gods no. That wasn't my future...Until the sky lit up and an angry star sent all the Mist tribes into a desperate frenzy for the beasts of legend to bleed new life into our people.It wasn't supposed to turn out this way.I didn't mean to touch him, but what's done is done. Do I have what it takes to seduce a dragon? Don't know, but hold my bola-I'm about to find out.

Nefertiti

Nefertiti
  • Author : Michelle Moran
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2007-07-10
  • ISBN : 9780307394217

Nefertiti Book Review:

Fast-paced and historically accurate, Nefertiti is the dramatic story of two unforgettable women living through a remarkable period in history. Nefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnodjmet, have been raised in a powerful family that has provided wives to the rulers of Egypt for centuries. Ambitious, charismatic, and beautiful, Nefertiti is destined to marry Amunhotep, an unstable young pharaoh. It is hoped that her strong personality will temper the young ruler’s heretical desire to forsake Egypt’s ancient gods. From the moment of her arrival in Thebes, Nefertiti is beloved by the people but fails to see that powerful priests are plotting against her husband’s rule. The only person brave enough to warn the queen is her younger sister, Mutnodjmet. Observant and contemplative, Mutnodjmet has never shared her sister’s desire for power. She yearns for a quiet existence away from family duty and the intrigues of court. But remaining loyal to Nefertiti will force Mutnodjmet into a dangerous political game; one that could cost her everything she holds dear. Teeming with love, betrayal, political unrest, plague, and religious conflict, Nefertiti brings ancient Egypt to life in vivid detail. “Meticulously researched and richly detailed . . . an engrossing tribute to one of the most powerful and alluring women in history.” –Boston Globe

Level Up!

Level Up!
  • Author : Scott Rogers
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 515
  • Relase : 2010-09-29
  • ISBN : 9780470970928

Level Up! Book Review:

Design and build cutting-edge video games with help from video game expert Scott Rogers! If you want to design and build cutting-edge video games but aren’t sure where to start, then this is the book for you. Written by leading video game expert Scott Rogers, who has designed the hits Pac Man World, Maxim vs. Army of Zin, and SpongeBob Squarepants, this book is full of Rogers's wit and imaginative style that demonstrates everything you need to know about designing great video games. Features an approachable writing style that considers game designers from all levels of expertise and experience Covers the entire video game creation process, including developing marketable ideas, understanding what gamers want, working with player actions, and more Offers techniques for creating non-human characters and using the camera as a character Shares helpful insight on the business of design and how to create design documents So, put your game face on and start creating memorable, creative, and unique video games with this book!

The Quarry Master

The Quarry Master
  • Author : Amanda Milo
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 450
  • Relase : 2020-07-25
  • ISBN : 9798669375485

The Quarry Master Book Review:

BASH: I dislike people.I despise humans.A cruel mandate from one of my region's rulers has saddled me with a slew of little alien humans: I'm to put them to work.One problem?I run a rock quarry, where humans' thin skin is a detriment to productivity. Overseeing these humans is like trying to herd yanaks. If I don't burn, beat, or strangle them to death by the day's end, it will be a miracle.ISLA: I can tell the boss likes me, because I'm not dead. Bash is abrasive and acerbic, like some sort of alien love child between Michael Caine and Miss Hannigan. And maybe Ebenezer Scrooge. Bash is a little... anti-human race. But he's not all bad. Sure, he's a little growly and he sets things on fire when he gets mad, but even villains need a friend. And here? Bash is everybody's villain.Everybody's but mine.Warning: This book is the slowest of slow burns. It's a 127K story with the personal puzzle parts not snapping together until the last stretch of the book. If you want to sink your teeth into a romance that hits the fireworks level fast, skip on this one. But if you want a sweet slow burn, then this one might be the book for you. (Especially if you love super grouchy heroes with big horns and bigger attitudes.)

Neuropath

Neuropath
  • Author : R. Scott Bakker
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 318
  • Relase : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 9780765321893

Neuropath Book Review:

Tom's best friend Neil worked for the National Security Agency, cracking the minds of suspected terrorists. Now it is Neil himself who has cracked and gone AWOL--what's more, he has left behind evidence that he has been employing his unique skills on civi

Roll Models

Roll Models
  • Author : Richard Holicky
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Pages : 239
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 9781412040228

Roll Models Book Review:

"I thought life was pretty much over." Paul Herman "I was afraid people wouldn''t see me for who I still was." Cathy Green "I didn''t need this to be a better person." Susan Douglas "I wasn''t sure I wanted to live ''this way.''" Kevin Wolitzky The above four people and 49 more just like them went on to find high levels of success and lead satisfying lives. Together they tell 53 stories of moving forward to meet all the challenges, fears, obstacles, and problems common to the life-altering circumstances after spinal cord injury, and doing it without benefit of wealth, large settlements or solid health coverage. Ranging in age from 21 to 67, disabled from three to 48 years they share 931 years of disability experience. Roll Models is a valuable new resource for recently injured people and their families, and for nurses, therapists, psychologists and all other professionals who treat, work with and care for people with spinal cord injury. Straight from the horse''s mouth, survivors explore their experiences with disability and answer many questions those in rehab are asking: Early Thoughts What were your thoughts immediately following injury? What were your initial thoughts and reactions regarding SCI and the future? The First Years What were your biggest fears during that first year or so? How did you get past those early fears? Changes, Obstacles and Solutions How much different are you now, compared to how you were before injury? What''s been the biggest obstacle? How did you address these obstacles? Finding What Works What have been the most difficult things for you to deal with since injury? What''s the worst thing about having an SCI and using a chair? What''s been your biggest loss due to injury? Is SCI the worst thing that ever happened to you? Tell me something about your problem solving skills. How do you deal with stress? What do you do to relieve stress? Salvations, Turning Points and More Was there any one thing that was your "salvation" or key to your success? Was there a turning point for you when you began to feel things were going to get better? What personal factors, habits and beliefs have helped you the most? SCI and Meaning Do you find any meaning, purpose or lessons in your disability? Did any positive opportunities come your way because of your injury? What''s your greatest accomplishment? What are you most proud of? "A wonderful roadmap with many alternate routes to living and thriving with SCI." Minna Hong, SCI survivor and Peer Support Coordinator/Vocational Liaison, Shepherd Center "Avoids the trap of providing a ''one size fits all mentality'' and provides solutions as varied as the individuals used as examples. Accentuates the positives while not sugar coating the difficulties. Essential reading." Jeff Cressy SCI survivor and Director of Consumer and Community Affairs, SCI Project, Rancho Los Amigos "A great resource for people as they venture out into the world, or search for meaning and a deeper, richer life. Filled with examples of real people and their real experiences." Terry Chase, ND, RN; SCI survivor; Patient & Family Education Program Coordinator, Craig Hospital "A wonderful tool for the newly spinal cord injured individual, as well as the therapists and counselors working with them. This certainly hits the mark in capturing important survival strategies." Jack Dahlberg, SCI survivor, Past President of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association "Artfully crafted and organized, Roll Models sensitively portrays life following spinal cord injury. Informative, creative, sensitive, as well as infused with humor and a kind heart. Recommended with my highest accolades."Lester Butt, Ph.D., ABPP, Director of the Department of Psychology, Craig Hospital

Thomas Pynchon in Context

Thomas Pynchon in Context
  • Author : Inger H. Dalsgaard
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 350
  • Relase : 2019-07-31
  • ISBN : 1108497020

Thomas Pynchon in Context Book Review:

Thomas Pynchon in Context guides students, scholars and other readers through the global scope and prolific imagination of Pynchon's challenging, canonical work, providing the most up-to-date and authoritative scholarly analyses of his writing. This book is divided into three parts. The first, 'Times and Places', sets out the history and geographical contexts both for the setting of Pynchon's novels and his own life. The second, 'Culture, Politics and Society', examines twenty important and recurring themes which most clearly define Pynchon's writing - ranging from ideas in philosophy and the sciences to humor and pop culture. The final part, 'Approaches and Readings', outlines and assesses ways to read and understand Pynchon. Consisting of Forty-four essays written by some of the world's leading scholars, this volume outlines the most important contexts for understanding Pynchon's writing and helps readers interpret and reference his literary work.

The Demon in the Machine

The Demon in the Machine
  • Author : Paul Davies
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2019-01-31
  • ISBN : 9780241309605

The Demon in the Machine Book Review:

'A gripping new drama in science ... if you want to understand how the concept of life is changing, read this' Professor Andrew Briggs, University of Oxford When Darwin set out to explain the origin of species, he made no attempt to answer the deeper question: what is life? For generations, scientists have struggled to make sense of this fundamental question. Life really does look like magic: even a humble bacterium accomplishes things so dazzling that no human engineer can match it. And yet, huge advances in molecular biology over the past few decades have served only to deepen the mystery. So can life be explained by known physics and chemistry, or do we need something fundamentally new? In this penetrating and wide-ranging new analysis, world-renowned physicist and science communicator Paul Davies searches for answers in a field so new and fast-moving that it lacks a name, a domain where computing, chemistry, quantum physics and nanotechnology intersect. At the heart of these diverse fields, Davies explains, is the concept of information: a quantity with the power to unify biology with physics, transform technology and medicine, and even to illuminate the age-old question of whether we are alone in the universe. From life's murky origins to the microscopic engines that run the cells of our bodies, The Demon in the Machine is a breath-taking journey across the landscape of physics, biology, logic and computing. Weaving together cancer and consciousness, two-headed worms and bird navigation, Davies reveals how biological organisms garner and process information to conjure order out of chaos, opening a window on the secret of life itself.

The Baobabs: Pachycauls of Africa, Madagascar and Australia

The Baobabs: Pachycauls of Africa, Madagascar and Australia
  • Author : G.E. Wickens
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 498
  • Relase : 2008-03-02
  • ISBN : 9781402064319

The Baobabs: Pachycauls of Africa, Madagascar and Australia Book Review:

This is the only comprehensive account of all eight species in the genus Adansonia. It describes the historical background from the late Roman period to the present. It covers the extraordinary variety of economic uses of baobabs. There are also appendices on vernacular names, gazetteer, economics, nutrition and forest mensuration. This book fills a gap in the botanical literature. It deals with a genus that has fascinated and intrigued scientists and lay persons for centuries.

Contagion

Contagion
  • Author : Amanda Milo
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 150
  • Relase : 2020-09-03
  • ISBN : 9798682520381

Contagion Book Review:

One OCD neat freak alien.One human woman.Both are abducted and held captive in a very unsterile environment.What more could go wrong? Simmi: I've broken free and I've also freed the human who was held captive with me. But I don't know where we are, and I don't know where my home is. The local wildlife may be smaller than I am, and maybe they don't have fangs near as large as mine, but I'm still terrified. My issues with germs--and my uncompromising avoidance of all the things that I'm afraid of coming into contact with--is going to get me killed in this wilderness.Thankfully, Aurora lets me follow her.Thankfully, she seems to know the way out of this endless and inhospitable woodland and desert biome.But by the end of our journey, she'll suspect she's harboring a contagion. I have no way to know it, but she's afraid to tell me. Afraid of how I'll react once I find out what she's carrying.***Note: This 40K, Standalone story is intended for readers 18+ due to romantic elements and adult themes. There is no cheating. There is one really germphobic alien. Thankfully, there's also a really understanding woman who is starting to fall for him. Spoiler: They're totally gonna have a Happily Ever After... just as soon as they can get off this planet that's trying to kill them.

The Bet

The Bet
  • Author : Paul Sabin
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2013-09-03
  • ISBN : 9780300198881

The Bet Book Review:

Cyborg Merman

Cyborg Merman
  • Author : Amanda Milo
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 66
  • Relase : 2020-09-04
  • ISBN : 9798682786619

Cyborg Merman Book Review:

What happens when a merman cyborg steals a human wife? When my husband dies, leaving me a widow on the frontier planet Traxia, his best friend--a merman-turned-cyborg--decides to offer me his protection.All I have to do is marry him.There are good reasons to accept his offer. If I didn't think with my heart, I'd be wise to say yes. But this cyborg is shrewd and calculating and so clinical. Plus, my husband's body is barely cold. I just can't do it.When I essentially tell him to get bent, he demonstrates why the local cowboys are afraid of him. I didn't know he possesses the ability to alter areas of my brain--and with no hesitation, he begins exploiting a way to circumvent my flat-out No to his marriage proposal.***Note: This is a 17K Short Story Romance you can enjoy during a lunchbreak or two. There's an HEA ending and no cheating.*Trigger warning* if you're averse to dubcon romance.

Medieval Combat

Medieval Combat
  • Author : Hans Talhoffer
  • Publisher : Frontline Books
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2014-04-30
  • ISBN : 9781473835177

Medieval Combat Book Review:

“[A] remarkable how-to . . . offers freeze-frame instructions on medieval martial arts using swords, shields, poleaxes, daggers and wrestling” (Publishers Weekly). Written by German fencing master Hans Talhoffer in 1467, this book illustrates the intricacies of the medieval art of fighting, covering both the “judicial duel” (an officially sanctioned fight to resolve a legal dispute) and personal combat. Combatants in the Middle Ages used footwork, avoidance, and the ability to judge and manipulate timing and distance to exploit and enhance the sword’s inherent cutting and thrusting capabilities. These skills were supplemented with techniques for grappling, wrestling, kicking and throwing the opponent, as well as disarming him by seizing his weapon. Every attack contained a defense and every defense a counterattack. Talhoffer reveals the techniques for wrestling, unarmored fighting with the long sword, poleaxe, dagger, sword and buckler, and mounted combat. This unparalleled guide to medieval combat, illustrated with 268 contemporary images, provides a glimpse of real people fighting with skill, sophistication and ruthlessness. This is one of the most popular and influential manuals of its kind. “This superb treatise, amply illustrated, provides valuable insight into the real world of medieval combat. Magnificent!” —Books Monthly

L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard
  • Author : Bent Corydon,Brian Ambry
  • Publisher : Barricade Books Incorporated
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : 156980009X

L. Ron Hubbard Book Review:

An in-depth biography that tells the no holds barred story of Hubbard the scam artist and his Church of Scientology.

Beth's Stable

Beth's Stable
  • Author : Amanda Milo
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 468
  • Relase : 2019-06-11
  • ISBN : 1393255698

Beth's Stable Book Review:

They say that in space, no one can hear you...(Yeah, you know what I'm quoting.) But there are lots of places you can still scream and be heard. Especially if you suddenly find yourself on a ship traveling through space. I've been abducted by aliens and auctioned to an alien pirate. My epic love of movies sort of comes in handy, what with all the sci-fi suddenly in my face. Therefore, I don't completely lose my mind when my new owner takes me to his ship where I learn I'm under the control of not one, but *five* space pirates. (...And it's not scary at all when I only meet four of them, and everyone warns me away from the mystery fifth alien.) Luckily, they're not deterred by the fact that I've come to them carrying a passenger. I'm pregnant.Last I saw my ex, he was hell-bent on giving me another beating I wouldn't forget. But with my new 'owners, ' I'm safe for the first time in a long time--and so is my little girl. Not that everything is all raindrops on roses, and innocent kittens: they're pirates. They've got a real addiction to plundering, and a passion for purloining.I'm pretty fond of the former, but when it comes to the thieving, I'm afraid they're going to take more than my body... Piece by piece, all five of my pirates are stealing my *heart.* Beth's Stable is 125K words, and has a HEA with hot pirates. **Note: Beth's Stable is a standalone Reverse Harem romance where five men woo one woman. They're space pirates, but there are no crossed energy sabers in this story. There is a Happily Ever After. You should probably be at least 18 if you crack open this ebook because Beth would hate to corrupt you. (Although if her pirates had met you before they grew completely, totally devoted to her, they would have loved showing you the ropes. Sorry, doves!;D

To Tame a Dragon

To Tame a Dragon
  • Author : Tiffany Roberts
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2020-06-18
  • ISBN : 9798654993687

To Tame a Dragon Book Review:

Claiming a dragon is as easy as a single touch, but claiming his heart is another matter entirely. The tribes have been dying beneath the desert sun for as long as they can remember. With fewer and fewer males birthed, there is little hope of survival. Humanity is doomed. The yearly blooming is a season of fertility and new life-and the time when the males choose new brides. But Elliya has no desire to become another wife amongst many to a spoiled man. She longs for more. She longs for love. When the Red Star appears in the sky on the night she is to be chosen, Elliya knows it is her chance to make her own choice. She ventures out beneath the blood moon to prove the old legends true-to claim a dragon as her mate. But even if she can forge the legendary bond with her dragon, can she win the most important prize of all? Can she conquer the dragon's heart? ----- VENYS NEEDS MEN To Touch a Dragon by Naomi Lucas To Desire a Dragon by Amanda Milo To Tame a Dragon by Tiffany Roberts To Seduce a Dragon by Poppy Rhys

Resurrection

Resurrection
  • Author : Meredith Finch,Jimmy Palmiotti
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2017-01-10
  • ISBN : 1401268056

Resurrection Book Review:

"Originally published in single magazine form in Wonder Woman 48-52."

Euphemism and Dysphemism

Euphemism and Dysphemism
  • Author : Keith Allan,Kate Burridge
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 276
  • Relase : 2001-06-01
  • ISBN : 0735102880

Euphemism and Dysphemism Book Review:

Provides a study of euphemism and dysphemism in the early Dutch and English languages

The Gargoyle

The Gargoyle
  • Author : Andrew Davidson
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2009-06-23
  • ISBN : 9780307371638

The Gargoyle Book Review:

An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of time. On a burn ward, a man lies between living and dying, so disfigured that no one from his past life would even recognize him. His only comfort comes from imagining various inventive ways to end his misery. Then a woman named Marianne Engel walks into his hospital room, a wild-haired, schizophrenic sculptress on the lam from the psych ward upstairs, who insists that she knows him – that she has known him, in fact, for seven hundred years. She remembers vividly when they met, in another hospital ward at a convent in medieval Germany, when she was a nun and he was a wounded mercenary left to die. If he has forgotten this, he is not to worry: she will prove it to him. And so Marianne Engel begins to tell him their story, carving away his disbelief and slowly drawing him into the orbit and power of a word he'd never uttered: love.