Well Written

Author: Avery Gale
Publisher: Avery Gale
ISBN: 1944472363
Category: Fiction
Page: 258
View: 9724
Words passed down one generation to the next; wisdom floating on the breeze season after season, diluted by time and distance. They still carry the strength of the sun and the brilliance of a million stars when you are confronted with their true meaning. Nate and Taz Ledek’s business is booming. All the hard work has made Mountain Mastery one of the hottest BDSM clubs in the country. Things seem to be falling into place… until they find themselves the unwitting stars in an erotic romance novel. While the tales of their sexual expertise might be flattering, the book also describes classified details of several of their SEAL missions. Someone close to them knows too much…the question is who. Every time Kodi Green is certain her life can’t get any more complicated… it does. But things look up when she gets her job back at Mountain Mastery. The best part is interacting with the two men who’d starred in her fantasies long before they’d even met. However, when their attention turns to her, she realizes she never truly knew the meaning of “complicated.” As the brothers search for the source of the leak, they are stunned to realize one of their employees is the woman they’ve been waiting for. What will it take to convince Kodi being with them is worth the effort? Can they exploit her obvious interest in the D/s lifestyle to their advantage? And how will they find the mystery author before too much is revealed?


The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101524381
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 9405
Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

The Book of Mastery

Author: Paul Selig
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
ISBN: 0399175709
Category: Self-actualization (Psychology)
Page: 384
View: 7584

Savannah's Sentinel

Author: Avery Gale
Publisher: Avery Gale
ISBN: 194447238X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 4573
Why can’t anything ever be easy? When Special Agent Savannah North undertakes an unsanctioned mission to rescue her niece from a human trafficker, she is forced to rely on the man she’d hoped to never see again. The only thing that stings more than his rejection two years ago is the lash of the flogger now. Can she protect her heart long enough to finish the job? Landon Nixon has always regretted walking away from Savannah after their last assignment, but she’d been much too innocent—and dominant—for what he’d wanted from her. Now she needs a Dom to train her, and he realizes nothing was what it seemed. Will he be able to let her go again?

Sheltering Reagan

Author: Avery Gale
Publisher: Avery Gale
ISBN: 1944472401
Page: 188
View: 5981
Reagan Walsh walked away from everything she knew to start over in Montana after her life was torn apart. Her scars from the brutal attack go beyond skin deep, leaving behind a profound feeling of betrayal by those who should have protected her. But when the sexy doctor she’s secretly crushing on asks her to dinner, she hopes things may finally be falling into place. Dr. Rafe Newell, a renowned plastic surgeon, has learned through experience that beauty is only skin deep. However, Reagan piques his interest the moment he first sees her. When she takes a position at the Mountain Mastery Club, it’s just the push he needs to explore whether his sexual dominance can bring out her submission. Can Reagan trust Rafe to heal her insecurities and move her beyond past betrayals? Will Rafe and his friends be able to keep Reagan safe when trouble from her old life finds her again? And should she trust him to shelter her from the storm brewing around her? DOMS…SASSY SUBS…AND LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY! This book is intended for Mature Audiences. If you don’t enjoy steamy sex scenes, this isn’t the book for you. (MFM)

A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain

Author: Adrianne Harun
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101609850
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
View: 4779
“Harun is heir apparent to Louise Erdrich and Harry Crews.... Readers will be swept away by this breathless, absorbing novel.” —Claire Vaye Watkins, The New York Times Book Review In this mysterious and chilling novel, girls, mostly Native, are vanishing from the sides of a notorious highway in the isolated Pacific Northwest. Leo Kreutzer and his friends are barely touched by these disappearances—until a series of enigmatic strangers arrive in their remote mountain town, beguiling and bewitching them. It seems as if the devil himself has appeared among them. The intoxicatingly lush debut novel by the acclaimed author of The King of Limbo, A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain is an unsettling portrait of life in a dead-end town, as seductive and beautifully written as the devil’s dark arts are wielded. WINNER OF THE 2015 PINCKLEY PRIZE FOR DEBUT CRIME NOVEL From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mount Dragon

Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780812564372
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
View: 6376
Guy Carson, a brilliant researcher at GeneDyne, is delighted when he is transferred to Mount Dragon, the company's high-security genetic engineering lab, until he discovers that scientists there have concocted a killer virus that threatens all humankind. Reissue.

Sons of Blackbird Mountain

A Novel
Author: Joanne Bischof
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718099117
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 5172
A Tale of Family, Brotherhood, and the Healing Power of Love After the tragic death of her husband, Aven Norgaard is beckoned to give up her life in Norway to become a housekeeper in the rugged hills of nineteenth-century Appalachia. Upon arrival, she finds herself in the home of her late husband’s cousins—three brothers who make a living by brewing hard cider on their three-hundred-acre farm. Yet even as a stranger in a foreign land, Aven has hope to build a new life in this tight-knit family. But her unassuming beauty disrupts the bond between the brothers. The youngest two both desire her hand, and Aven is caught in the middle, unsure where—and whether—to offer her affection. While Haakon is bold and passionate, it is Thor who casts the greatest spell upon her. Though Deaf, mute, and dependent on hard drink to cope with his silent pain, Thor possesses a sobering strength. As autumn ushers in the apple harvest, the rift between Thor and Haakon deepens and Aven faces a choice that risks hearts. Will two brothers’ longing for her quiet spirit tear apart a family? Can she find a tender belonging in this remote, rugged, and unfamiliar world? A haunting tale of struggle and redemption, Sons of Blackbird Mountain is a portrait of grace in a world where the broken may find new life through the healing mercy of love.

And the Mountains Echoed

Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101626275
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
View: 2851
An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.

The Eight Mountains

A Novel
Author: Paolo Cognetti
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501169904
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 4024
“A fine book, a rich, achingly painful story that is made for all of us who have ever felt a hunger for the mountains. Few books have so accurately described the way stony heights can define one's sense of joy and rightness. And it is an exquisite unfolding of the deep way humans may love one another.” —Annie Proulx For fans of Elena Ferrante and Paulo Coelho comes the international sensation about the friendship between two young Italian boys from different backgrounds and how their connection evolves and challenges them throughout their lives. Pietro is a lonely boy living in Milan. With his parents becoming more distant each day, the only thing the family shares is their love for the mountains that surround Italy. While on vacation at the foot of the Aosta Valley, Pietro meets Bruno, an adventurous, spirited local boy. Together they spend many summers exploring the mountains’ meadows and peaks and discover the similarities and differences in their lives, their backgrounds, and their futures. The two boys come to find the true meaning of friendship and camaraderie, even as their divergent paths in life—Bruno’s in the mountains, Pietro’s across the world—test the strength and meaning of their connection. A modern Italian masterpiece, The Eight Mountains is a lyrical coming-of-age story about the power of male friendships and the enduring bond between fathers and sons. “There are no more universal themes than those of the landscape, friendship, and becoming adults, and Cognetti’s writing becomes classical (and elegant) to best tell this story…a true novel by a great writer" (Rolling Stone Italia).

Knights of The Boardroom

Book 3
Author: Avery Gale
Publisher: Avery Gale
ISBN: 1944472096
Category: Fiction
Page: 233
View: 5111
The third book in the Knights of the Boardroom triology picks up a few weeks after Olivia Daniels stows away on the Templar Enterprises Group’s jet hoping to escape the country before hell rains down around her. But that successful getaway comes at a price, including both new and old enemies, an older brother so overly protective he may be causing more harm than good, and two Doms who are convinced she’s their future. When Olivia Daniels discovers files on her computer implicating her in a plot to sell nuclear secrets she knows she’s being framed for treason…she just didn’t know who would want to destroy her reputation or why. And now that she’s healed (okay, almost healed if you want to split hairs) from a gunshot wound she received protecting her future sister-in-law, Olivia is ready to track down whoever is trying to ruin her. Security specialists Sawyer Hughes and James Mikels are trying to keep Olivia safe, but the brilliant beauty isn’t making their job any easier. Both men want her and they’ve known for years they’d eventually find a woman they wanted to spend the rest of their lives with, but they are determined Olivia needs to be fully recovered and SAFE before they make their move. Discovering the petite bundle of trouble is interested in their lifestyle tests the two sexual Dominant’s patience to the limit. Can they keep her safe long enough to convince her she is everything they’ve dreamed of? And can Olivia accept the fact she is worthy of everything they’re offering or will old demons undermine what could have been?

The Book of Truth

The Mastery Trilogy:
Author: Paul Selig
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524705160
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 368
View: 9546
As recently seen on ABC's Nightline, channeler Paul Selig presents the second work in his acclaimed Mastery Trilogy. The Book of Truth casts your relationships--and what they reveal about you--in a dramatic and radical new light. The channeled literature of Paul Selig--who receives clairaudient dictation from unseen intellects called the Guides--has quickly become the most important and celebrated expression of channeling since A Course In Miracles rose to prominence in the 1970s. Selig's previous trilogy of channeled wisdom--I Am the Word, The Book of Love and Creation, and The Book of Knowing and Worth--won a large following around the world for its depth, intimacy, and psychological insight. The first book of his new Mastery Trilogy, The Book of Mastery, likewise attained popularity and praise. Now, Selig continues the "Teachings of Mastery" with the widely anticipated second volume in his new series: The Book of Truth From the Trade Paperback edition.

At the Mountains of Madness

Author: H.P. Lovecraft
Publisher: Sheba Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1304097390
Category: Fiction
Page: 72
View: 9945
At the Mountains of Madness is a novella by H.P. Lovecraft, an American writer of "cosmic" horror, fantasy and sci-fi, particularly in the subgenre known as "weird fiction." Weird fiction incorporated the supernatural, mythical, and scientific into a unique form which predated "niche" genre fiction. This story, which was originally serialized in 1936, features the "de-mythology" of the Cthulhu mythos, which describe ancient extra-dimensional beings whose powers are vast and terrifying. It is told from the perspective of William Dyer, a geologist and professor at Miskatonic University. His manuscript reveals the horrible secrets of "The Old Ones" in an attempt to deter a highly-publicized expedition to Antarctica. Lovecraft's brilliance as a horror writer lies in his defiance of the old standards of ghosts, vampires, and werewolves. It's the peripheral description of his creatures, rather, whose powers are almost unimaginable, that leave the reader with a cosmic, spiritual and intellectual sense of doom.

Exposure Mastery: Aperture, Shutter Speed & Iso. the Difference Between Good and Breathtaking Photographs

Author: Brian Black
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781520305523
Category: Photography
Page: 80
View: 6830
2017 Edition * * * FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY * * * Buy the Paperback and Get the eBook for FREE! (Please note that the paperback version is in black and white to keep the price you pay low!) Taking Your Photography to the Next Level You've Spent Hundreds on A High Quality Camera - Wouldn't You Like to Do More with It than Just Point and Shoot? Whether you want to pursue photography as a hobby or looking at launching a career, you want to be able to explore all the possibilities of photography as an art form - and I'm here to show you how. This book will show you how the physics of photography and the dimensions of light can turn a snapshot into a piece of art, and how you can turn a basic understanding of your Digital SLR camera into the ability to wield it as the most important tool of your trade. I've Spent Years Discovering All There Is To Know About the Possibilities of Photography. Now I'm Here to Help YOU! Hi, I'm Brian. I'm a professional photographer with a long career that was made possible by one single tool: my camera. I've explored the boundaries of photography for many years and watched it evolve into a high-tech profession that still follows the same, basic rules. I'm here to share these insights with you, to help you turn that basic know-how that's got you this far into a full-fledged understanding of the physics and rules of photography. Give Me 48 Hours and I'll Teach You the Art of Exposure Give me a week and I'll train your eye to see all the possibilities as you angle a shot. By the time you've put the advice in this guide into practice, you'll understand everything from light metering, depth of field and exposure to contrast and special effects. In this book, we'll cover: All you need to know about creative digital photography The physics of photography, including aperture speed, motion capture and light meters The dynamics of light - and what they mean to a photographer The secrets of portrait, close-up, panoramic and landscape photography The special effects that are possible with nothing more than your shutter speed And much, much more. My Secret Ingredient... Sure, there are expensive course out there that cover some of the information included in this book, but the secret ingredient is that I know how to turn mechanical understanding into artistic brilliance - and it'll cost you less than the price of a memory stick to find out what that ingredient is. All it takes is a few key pieces of knowledge and you'll be on your way to turning a deep and profound understanding of your camera into a hobby, or even a career. Start Taking More Professional Photos In Less Than a Week... or Your Money Back! If you follow the steps in this guide and don't see a single difference in the quality of your images, simply click one button within 7 days and Amazon will return 100% of your money. That's how confident I am that I have the answer to your problem - I really can help you find become a professional-standard photographer. Just scroll up now and click the BUY NOW button to start taking BRILLIANT photographs, TODAY!

The 48 Laws Of Power

Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847651348
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 463
View: 8806
'Machiavelli has a new rival, and Sun-tzu had better watch his back' - New York Times Robert Greene's laws are now famous: Law 1: Never outshine the master. Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies. Law 3: Conceal your intentions. Law 4: Always say less than necessary. At work, in relationships, on the street or on the 6 o'clock News: the 48 Laws apply everywhere. For anyone with an interest in conquest, self-defence, wealth, power or simply being an educated spectator, The 48 Laws of Power is one of the most useful and entertaining books ever; it 'teaches you how to cheat, dissemble, feign, fight and advance your cause in the modern world.' (Independent on Sunday). Robert Greene will teach you the distilled wisdom of the masters - illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures from Elizabeth I to Henry Kissinger on how to get to the top and stay there. Wry, ironic and clever, this is an indispensable and witty guide to power. The perfect gift book for the power-hungry (and who doesn't want power?); this is the Concise Edition of an international bestseller. From the internationally bestselling author of Mastery, The Art Of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies Of War.

Conflict Mastery

Questions to Guide You
Author: Cinnie Noble
Publisher: Cinergy Coaching
ISBN: 9780987739414
Page: 248
View: 5085
This book is about expanding perspectives on common aspects of conflict experiences - before, during, and after they arise - through the use of reflective questions and commentary. Metaphors, plays on words, and other questioning methods invite readers to think and feel differently about these aspects and try new and different ways of viewing and being in conflict. The questions are also designed to expand the quest to become more conflict masterful by making the route there more interesting and positive.

The Library at Mount Char

Author: Scott Hawkins
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0553418629
Category: Ability
Page: 400
View: 8677
"Carolyn's not so different from the other people around her. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. Clothes are a bit tricky, but everyone says nice things about her outfit with the Christmas sweater over the gold bicycle shorts. After all, she was a normal American herself once. That was a long time ago, of course. Before her parents died. Before she and the others were taken in by the man they called Father. In the years since then, Carolyn hasn't had a chance to get out much. Instead, she and her adopted siblings have been raised according to Father's ancient customs. They've studied the books in his Library and learned some of the secrets of his power. And sometimes, they've wondered if their cruel tutor might secretly be God. Now, Father is missing-perhaps even dead-and the Library that holds his secrets stands unguarded. And with it, control over all of creation. As Carolyn gathers the tools she needs for the battle to come, fierce competitors for this prize align against her, all of them with powers that far exceed her own. But Carolyn has accounted for this. And Carolyn has a plan. The only trouble is that in the war to make a new God, she's forgotten to protect the things that make her human."

War of Self

The 7 Weapons of Self-Mastery
Author: Ramman Sheehan Turner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781517637163
Page: 266
View: 9529
The war within is the only thing standing in the way of your happiness. The War of Self is about discovering the infinite power that lies within each and every one of us. It is a journey where we discover how our thoughts and habits determine the lives that we lead. You can live a life devoid of passion and excitement, one filled with frustration, cynicism, and doubt. Or you can master your destiny and live with abundance, enthusiasm, and hope. You get to choose your path. This book shows you how to identify the things that are holding you back from the fulfillment of your goals. You will discover ways to persevere even during your darkest moments and initiate positive change in your life by using your struggles to transform. The war within is what determines whether you succeed or fail. This book gives you the right weapons to win that war.

The Book of Five Rings

Author: Musashi Miyamoto
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635243979
Category: Philosophy
Page: 31
View: 6006
Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin no Sho or the book of five rings,is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra. The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life, as described by Buddhism, Shinto, and other Eastern religions. Through the book Musashi defends his thesis: a man who conquers himself is ready to take it on on the world, should need arise.

Battlefield Earth

A Saga of the Year 3000
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC
ISBN: 1592120075
Category: Fiction
Page: 1072
View: 7584
Jonnie Goodboy Tyler ventures out of the tiny community of humans barely surviving in the Rocky Mountain refuge and finds himself challenging the Psychlos, the malignant and oppressive alien conquerors of Earth.