Glass Predator


Author: Craig Schaefer
Publisher: Harmony Black
ISBN: 9781477822982
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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For Harmony Black, practicing witch and government agent, defeating criminal masterminds and eliminating supernatural threats are all in a day’s work. She’s ready to fight, as long as she can count on her partner, Jessie Temp≤ her team at off-the-books special FBI unit Vigilant Lock; and her magic. But her latest case threatens it all. A high-profile bank robbery reveals thieves with the same unnatural strength and turquoise eyes as Jessie, who was touched by the King of Wolves. Jessie becomes unstable, struggling with her inner Beast, and Harmony’s magic is threatened by unexpected interference. Even worse, the women uncover a secret their own handler may kill to protect, forcing Vigilant Lock to go off the grid. From the smoky back rooms of Washington, DC, inhabited by the crooked elite, to the astonishing high-rises of corrupt upper-crust Manhattan, Harmony and Jessie fight to uncover and halt a mass conspiracy threatening US soil in a race against time—and hell.

Red Knight Falling


Author: Craig Schaefer
Publisher: 47North
ISBN: 9781503935198
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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FBI agent Harmony Black and her team, Vigilant Lock, face a new type of threat: one from beyond the stars. They'd always heard the Red Knight was an urban legend: in 1954, three years before Sputnik launched, a mysterious satellite was sighted circling Earth, though no power on the planet had such technology. But the Red Knight is real, and what's more, it's inextricably linked to a supernatural force no one yet understands. Like a moth to a flame, this dark presence collides annually with the airborne satellite. Except this year the Red Knight is on course to crash-land...in Oregon. Vigilant Lock sets out to find the crash site and secure the remnants before the mysterious power is drawn to Earth. But they soon discover the mission is far from straightforward--and they aren't the only ones tracking the Red Knight. To stop a deadly occult threat, Harmony and her team must use all their resources: technology and sorcery, science and magic. Fortunately, Harmony has only begun to discover her growing power.

Harmony Black


Author: Craig Schaefer
Publisher: 47North
ISBN: 9781503950429
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind


Author: David Quammen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393076301
Category: Nature
Page: 528
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"Rich detail and vivid anecdotes of adventure....A treasure trove of exotic fact and hard thinking."—The New York Times Book Review, front page For millennia, lions, tigers, and their man-eating kin have kept our dark, scary forests dark and scary, and their predatory majesty has been the stuff of folklore. But by the year 2150 big predators may only exist on the other side of glass barriers and chain-link fences. Their gradual disappearance is changing the very nature of our existence. We no longer occupy an intermediate position on the food chain; instead we survey it invulnerably from above—so far above that we are in danger of forgetting that we even belong to an ecosystem. Casting his expert eye over the rapidly diminishing areas of wilderness where predators still reign, the award-winning author of The Song of the Dodo examines the fate of lions in India's Gir forest, of saltwater crocodiles in northern Australia, of brown bears in the mountains of Romania, and of Siberian tigers in the Russian Far East. In the poignant and troublesome ferocity of these embattled creatures, we recognize something primeval deep within us, something in danger of vanishing forever.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156964
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

After Dark


Author: Jayne Castle,Jayne Ann Krentz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101146989
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Welcome to Harmony—where the rules are a little different. Life is tough these days for Lydia Smith, licensed para-archaeologist. Seriously stressed-out from a nasty incident in an alien tomb, she is obliged to work part-time in Shrimpton’s House of Ancient Horrors, a very low-budget museum. She has a plan to get her career back on track, but it isn’t going well. Stuff keeps happening. Take the dead body that she discovered in one of the sarcophagus exhibits. Who needed that? Finding out that her new client, Emmett London, is one of the most dangerous men in the city isn’t helping matters either. And that’s just today’s list of setbacks. Here in the shadows of the Dead City of Old Cadence, things don’t really heat up until After Dark. Includes a preview of Jayne Castle’s Rainshadow Novel DECEPTION COVE

Taming the Fire: A Rouge Paranormal Romance


Author: Sydney Croft
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448117747
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Power. Pleasure. Danger. It doesn't get any hotter than this. He came to the underground London club for a night of extreme sex play with the enigmatic "Mistress Rik". But the Special Agent known as Trance is really on a search-and-rescue mission to keep her alive. Part predator, Ulrika "Rik" Jaegar possesses feral powers that make her a danger to others - and to herself. That's why the Agency for Covert Rare Operatives (ACRO) wants to recruit her to their side....To do so, Trance will have to pull off the impossible: capture and control Rik, both woman and beast. 'This erotically charged series is totally outstanding. This is [a] sizzling hot series that has never failed to keep my undivided attention. The collaboration of Sydney Croft is nothing short of brilliant' Fresh Fiction

Watchers


Author: Dean R. Koontz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425221808
Category: Fiction
Page: 391
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Two creatures, the end result of experiments in genetic engineering and enhanced intelligence, escape from a government laboratory and bring either death and destruction or a touching new kind of love to those they encounter. Reprint.

Black Like Me


Author: John Howard Griffin,Robert Bonazzi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451234219
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 200
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A white writer recounts his experiences in the American South following treatments that darkened his skin and shares his thoughts on the problems of prejudice and racial injustice.

The Assassin and the Underworld

A Throne of Glass Novella
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408834227
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 104
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When the King of the Assassins gives Celaena Sardothien a special assignment that will help fight slavery in the kingdom, Celaena jumps at the chance to strike a blow against the evil practice. The mission is a dark and deadly affair that takes Celaena from the rooftops of the city to the bottom of the sewer - and she doesn't like what she finds there.

Touch of Darkness

Darkness Chosen
Author: Christina Dodd
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440638853
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Handsome, powerful Rurik Wilder holds the power to transform himself into a fierce bird of prey-a gift that's caused death and destruction. At last he's offered the chance to redeem himself. Only one woman stands in his way-a beautiful writer determined to wreak revenge on the assassins who murdered her family. Assassins, it's been rumored, who have powers no human should ever possess...

Pacific Fire


Author: Greg van Eekhout
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429945699
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Pacific Fire: Another thrilling ride through Greg van Eekhout's wildly imaginative world of California Bones, featuring entertaining new characters and a dangerous magical plot unfolding in Los Angeles. I'm Sam. I'm just this guy. Okay, yeah, I'm a golem created from the substance of his own magic by the late Hierarch of Southern California. With a lot of work, I might be able to wield magic myself. I kind of doubt it, though. Not like Daniel Blackland can. Daniel's the reason the Hierarch's gone and I'm still alive. He's also the reason I've lived my entire life on the run. Ten years of never, ever going back to Los Angeles. Daniel's determined to protect me. To teach me. But it gets old. I've got nobody but Daniel. I'll never do anything normal. Like attend school. Or date a girl. Now it's worse. Because things are happening back in LA. Very bad people are building a Pacific firedrake, a kind of ultimate weapon of mass magical destruction. Daniel seemed to think only he could stop them. Now Daniel's been hurt. I managed to get us to the place run by the Emmas. (Many of them. All named Emma. It's a long story.) They seem to be healing him, but he isn't going anyplace soon. Do I even have a reason for existing, if it isn't to prevent this firedrake from happening? I'm good at escaping from things. Now I've escaped from Daniel and the Emmas, and I'm on my way to LA. This may be the worst idea I ever had. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Complete Color Harmony

Expert Color Information for Professional Color Results
Author: Tina Sutton,Bride M Whelan
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 1610601661
Category: Art
Page: 216
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DIVThe Complete Color Harmony is from Rockport Publishers' best-selling series that includes, Color Harmony and Color Harmony 2. This book expands upon the two previous editions for the most comprehensive color reference to date. Along with some basic color theory, the book provides hundreds of one, two, and three-color combinations selected to reflect a range of moods and adjectives. This edition includes information on creating special effects using metallic and fluorescent color palettes, as well as an entirely new section devoted to the psychology of color. In Complete Color Harmony, authors Tina Sutton and Bride M. Whelan help readers determine their best colors and suggests why some colors may inspire their creativity while others don't. The book also includes two new color palette sections reflecting black and white as the color base, along with an expanded and updated Color Trends section that discusses not only trends and how they are predicted but gives advice on how to be a trend spotter. /div

Radio Freefall


Author: Matthew Jarpe
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466841583
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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In the tradition of Robert A. Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress but with a healthy dose of cyberpunk: Radio Freefall is about a plot to take over the Earth by power-mad, sociopathic computer-geek billionaire, Walter Cheeseman. It's up to a strange cast of rock stars and oddballs to stop him. Aqualung, a mysterious blues musician who also has superhuman tech skills, might be the catalyst for the resistance--or he might just be the pawn of artificial intelligences. To thwart the takeover, the orbitals and the moon colonies secede from Earth. And then something like the Singularity happens, but no one is quite sure. This is a novel of cyberpunk and rock and roll, of technology, artificial intelligence, and wild riffs off of Heinlein all mixed into an explosive debut. Matthew Jarpe launches his SF career with a bang! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Art of Game Design

A Book of Lenses, Second Edition
Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498759564
Category: Computers
Page: 600
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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

Dinotopia: Journey To Chandara


Author: James Gurney
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 1606601008
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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Professor Denison and Bix, his dinosaur companion, are summoned to the forbidden empire of Chandara but, having lost their invitation, must travel penniless and in disguise through spectacular sights and memorable scenes. Includes a new afterword by the author.

And Every Day Was Overcast


Author: Paul Kwiatkowski
Publisher: Black Ballon Pub
ISBN: 9781936787074
Category: Fiction
Page: 280
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Using old pictures as a springboard for his storytelling, the author brings to life a suburban neighborhood in South Florida in the nineties, where youth came of age with early sexual encounters, acid trips, and harsh reality checks.

Chasing Embers


Author: James Bennett
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316390712
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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"A thrilling fusion of myth and modernity, Chasing Embers will have you rooting for dragons over humans and loving every minute of it." -- Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of Hounded There's nothing special about Ben Garston. He's just a guy with an attitude in a beat-up leather jacket, drowning his sorrows in a downtown bar. Or so he'd have you believe. What Ben Garston can't let you know is that he was once known as Red Ben. That the world of myth and legend isn't just a fantasy, as we've been led to believe. And he certainly can't let you know the secret of what's hiding just beneath his skin... But not even Ben knows what kind of hell is about to break loose. A centuries-old rivalry has just resurfaced, and the delicate balance between his world and ours is about to be shattered. Behind every myth, there's a spark of truth...

The Hypnotist's Love Story


Author: Liane Moriarty
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110158498X
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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A “sharp and funny romantic tale” (O, the Oprah Magazine) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies. Ellen O’Farrell is a professional hypnotherapist who works out of the eccentric beachfront home she inherited from her grandparents. It’s a nice life, except for her tumultuous relationship history. She’s stoic about it, but at this point, Ellen wouldn’t mind a lasting one. When she meets Patrick, she’s optimistic. He’s attractive, single, employed, and best of all, he seems to like her back. Then comes that dreaded moment: He thinks they should have a talk. Braced for the worst, Ellen is pleasantly surprised. It turns out that Patrick’s ex-girlfriend is stalking him. Ellen thinks, Actually, that’s kind of interesting. She’s dating someone worth stalking. She’s intrigued by the woman’s motives. In fact, she’d even love to meet her. Ellen doesn’t know it, but she already has.

Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #2: The Slither Sisters


Author: Charles Gilman
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594745943
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 81
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“Two-headed monsters, giant tentacles, angry demons – Lovecraft Middle School is great creepy fun!” –Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children This second novel in the Tales from Lovecraft Middle School series begins right where Professor Gargoyle ended. Seventh-grader Robert Arthur has discovered that two of his classmates are actually sinister snake-women in disguise. Even worse, his new middle school is full of “gates” to a terrifying alternate dimension – a haunted mansion full of strange spirits and monstrous beasts. For Robert to protect his teachers and classmates, he'll need to return to this haunted dimension with his best friends Glenn and Karina. Can they uncover the secrets of Lovecraft Middle School before it's too late? The Slither Sisters features more bizarre beasts, more strange mysteries, and more adventure. It's perfect for readers ages 10 and up. Best of all, the cover features a state-of-the-art “morphing” photo portrait – so you can personally witness the sisters transforming into their slithering alter egos. You won't believe your eyes!