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|Author||: Hope Callaghan|
After a group of spy and alien enthusiasts descend on the small town of Belhaven, a child is abducted, prompting Gloria & the Garden Girls to investigate. "If you like clean cozy mysteries that keep you guessing until the end, you'll love Hope Callaghan books!" "Alien Allure" is Book 23 in the Garden Girls Cozy Mysteries Series. BONUS - RECIPE INCLUDED! Read This Cozy Mystery FREE With Kindle Unlimited! --------------------------------------------------- When Ruth is appointed regional director of NASCA (North American Surveillance and Communications Association) the Garden Girls volunteer to help her host her first ever convention. Soon after, the small town of Belhaven is overrun with enthusiasts not only looking to learn about the latest spy and surveillance technology, but to also make contact with aliens. As if an alien Elvis and a lightsaber carrying band of attendees isn't enough to keep Ruth and friends on their toes, Rose concocts a special potion, "Alien Allure," to make it easier to attract the otherworldly beings. After a recent child abduction in the area, Gloria does a little investigating but vows to stay out of it until the abductor strikes a little too close to home. Can Gloria and the Garden Girls figure out who is targeting the children, all the while keeping the spies and aliens from turning Belhaven upside down?
|Author||: Rayna Tyler|
|Editor||: Nola Robertson|
Losing family members during the war had changed Cianna's life. Survival on her planet got harder, and working in a bar, her days spent waiting on others, was not how she'd envisioned her future. After spending time with the group determined to prevent another conflict, learning how to be a warrior like the human females became her greatest desire. Her greatest challenge, other than dealing with an overprotective sibling, is convincing the human male in charge of training, the one whose alluring scent makes her tail twitch, that she is serious.Logan's position as second in command of the human rebels and a member of the newly formed alliance with the ketaurran ruler comes with a lot of responsibility. Dealing with dangerous, sometimes life-threatening situations is a way of life and not conducive to having a relationship. Teaching females to fight is part of the job, one that never came with distractions until Cianna asked him to train her. A task made more difficult when his next mission requires him to go undercover in her family's bar. How can Logan be expected to complete his assignment, let alone train Cianna, when all he wants to do is hold the enticing female in his arms and keep her safe?Note to readers: Each book in the Ketaurran Warriors series has a new romance and can be read as a stand-alone. The action, adventure, and story-line progress with each book and enhance the reading experience if they are read in order. Here is the recommended order: Jardun's EmbraceKhyron's ClaimZaedon's KissRygael's RewardLogan's Allu
|Author||: Catherine Nicholson|
|Editor||: University of Pennsylvania Press|
In the late sixteenth century, as England began to assert its integrity as a nation and English its merit as a literate tongue, vernacular writing took a turn for the eccentric. Authors such as John Lyly, Edmund Spenser, and Christopher Marlowe loudly announced their ambitions for the mother tongue—but the extremity of their stylistic innovations yielded texts that seemed hardly English at all. Critics likened Lyly's hyperembellished prose to a bejeweled "Indian," complained that Spenser had "writ no language," and mocked Marlowe's blank verse as a "Turkish" concoction of "big-sounding sentences" and "termes Italianate." In its most sophisticated literary guises, the much-vaunted common tongue suddenly appeared quite foreign. In Uncommon Tongues, Catherine Nicholson locates strangeness at the paradoxical heart of sixteenth-century vernacular culture. Torn between two rival conceptions of eloquence, savvy writers and teachers labored to reconcile their country's need for a consistent, accessible mother tongue with the expectation that poetic language depart from everyday speech. That struggle, waged by pedagogical theorists and rhetoricians as well as authors we now recognize as some of the most accomplished and significant in English literary history, produced works that made the vernacular's oddities, constraints, and defects synonymous with its virtues. Such willful eccentricity, Nicholson argues, came to be seen as both the essence and antithesis of English eloquence.
|Author||: Julia Vaingurt|
|Editor||: Northwestern University Press|
In postrevolutionary Russia, as the Soviet government was initiating a program of rapid industrialization, avant-garde artists declared their intent to serve the nascent state and to transform life in accordance with their aesthetic designs. In spite of their professed utilitarianism, however, most avant-gardists created works that can hardly be regarded as practical instruments of societal transformation. Exploring this paradox, Vaingurt claims that the artists’ investment of technology with aesthetics prevented their creations from being fully conscripted into the arsenal of political hegemony. The purposes of avant-garde technologies, she contends, are contemplative rather than constructive. Looking at Meyerhold’s theater, Tatlin’s and Khlebnikov’s architectural designs, Mayakovsky’s writings, and other works from the period, Vaingurt offers an innovative reading of an exceptionally complex moment in the formation of Soviet culture.
|Author||: Ivan Phillips|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
'Every story ever told really happened...' (The Doctor, 'Hell Bent', 2015) Stories are, fundamentally what Doctor Who is all about. In Once Upon a Time Lord, Ivan Phillips explores a wide range of perspectives on these stories and presents a lively and richly-varied analysis of the accumulated tales that constitute this popular modern mythology. Concerned equally with 'classic' and 'new' Who, Phillips looks at how aspects of the Time Lord's story have been developed on television and beyond, tracing lines of connection and divergence across various media. He discusses Doctor Who as a mythology that has drawn on its own past in often complex ways, at the same time reworking elements from many other sources, whether literary, cinematic, televisual or historical. Once Upon A Time Lord offers an original take on this singular hero's journey, reading the unsettled enigma of the Doctor in relation to the characters, narratives and locations that he has encountered across more than half a century.
|Author||: Ian Irvine|
|Editor||: Santhenar Trust|
The war has been raging for a hundred years … and humanity is close to defeat. Santhenar is locked in conflict with the lyrinx – intelligent, winged predators from the Void who are desperate to gain their own world. And despite the development of mechanical battle clankers, and mastery of the crystals that drive them, humanity is losing. The enemy is destroying its nodes of magical power, one by one. Tiaan, a clever but naïve crystal worker in a clanker manufactory, is testing a new kind of crystal when she overhears an enchanting young man, Minis, speaking from far away. The crystal has woken her gift for geomancy, the most powerful of all the Secret Arts, and the most perilous. It is a talent that both humanity and its enemies are desperate to control. Falsely accused of sabotage by Irisis, a malicious rival, Tiaan flees for her life. But soon she is stalked by the outcast, wingless lyrinx, Ryll, who plans to use her in his dreadful flesh-forming sorcery. From afar, Minis advises and guides Tiaan and she now sees him as more than a friend. Aching for him, Tiaan follows his instructions all the way to Tirthrax, the tallest mountain in all the Three Worlds, where a nightmare awaits her … You won’t want to miss this edge-of-the seat epic fantasy series by a million-selling author. What reviewers say about the Three Worlds books “A compelling adventure in a landscape full of wonders.” – Locus “A page-turner of the highest order … Formidable!” – SFX onGeomancer “It is the most engrossing book I’ve read in years.” – Van Ikin, Sydney Morning Herald “Readers of Eddings, Goodkind and Jordan will lap this one up.” – Starlog “Utterly absorbing.” Stephen Davenport, Independent Weekly “For sheer excitement, there’s just no one like Irvine.” SFX on The Destiny of the Dead “As good as anything I have read in the fantasy genre.” – Adelaide Advertiser Reviews and Honours for The Well of Echoes Scrutator, Honourable Mention, 2003 Aurealis Award for best fantasy novel, and listed in the Sydney Morning Herald’s BEST BOOKS OF 2003. Chimaera listed in the Sydney Morning Herald’s BEST BOOKS OF 2004. 'Ian Irvine is arguably the most inventive fantasy author to emerge in recent years. A page-turner of the highest order ... Irvine can now consider himself comfortably ranked next to the works of Robert Jordan and David Eddings and, more appropriately, the mighty Anne McCaffrey. Formidable!' SFX 'This is, attractively, grimmer and grittier than most fantasy novels with a real sense of industrial squalor and a society in paranoid melt-down – and with a neatly unpleasant set of twists at the end.' Roz Kaveney, Amazon.uk 'Ian Irvine has produced one of those rarities in the fantasy genre, and that is a unique, well-thought-out world coupled with a well-written storyline. A gripping read.' Enigma 'Irvine imagines the epic landscape through which the characters move in persuasive detail and describes it powerfully. The misery of the manufactory's oppressed children and fearful adults is effectively communicated and elaborated. Driven by fear and inadequacy ... they cheat, lie and betray others in the cause of their own ambition, but are nonetheless sympathetically portrayed.' Australian Book Review.
|Author||: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada|
"Library catalogue in 1911" (31 p.) appended to v. 4.
The Bible Student s Guide to the More Correct Understanding of the English Translation of the Old Testament by Reference to the Original Hebrew
|Author||: William WILSON (Canon of Winchester.)|
|Author||: Weston Ochse|
|Editor||: Titan Books|
The official prequel to the huge new Alien video game, Aliens: Fireteam from Cold Iron Studios. A Weyland-Yutani scientist arrives at Pala Station and finds the researchers there courting disaster... of the Xenomorph kind. The official prequel to the new Alien video game from Cold Iron Studios. Dr. Timothy Hoenikker arrives on Pala Station, a Weyland-Yutani facility. Lured there by the promise of alien artifacts, instead, he finds a warped bureaucracy and staff of misfits testing the effects of Xenomorph bio-materials on living creatures. Unbeknownst to the personnel, however, there is an infiltrator among them whose actions could spell disaster. Also on staff is Victor Rawlings, a former marine who gathers together other veterans to prepare for the worst. As Pala Station receives a delivery of alien eggs, the experiments spin out of control, and only the former Colonial Marines stand between the humans and certain death. © 2021 20th Century Studios.
|Author||: Samantha Glen,Mary Pesaresi|
|Editor||: Prima Lifestyles|
When two women decided to write a book about family, they asked friends and relatives to contribute brief stories. But soon, word-of-mouth spread and hundreds of stories flooded in from strangers all over the world! And stories are still coming. In Power of Family Love, co-authors Samantha Glen and Mary Pesaresi share the best of these collected stories. Any reader, any member of a family, will relate to the 60 testimonies that vividly reveal the joy, heart-ache and wisdom that come along with belonging to a family. • U.S. Olympic Gold Medal winner Mark Hendersen teaching children (in a big brother sort of way) to believe in themselves • A 32-year-old stockbroker crediting his mother for teaching him what life's all about • Through his father's passion for horses, a man learns the value of truly living life • Watching time afflict the body and mind of her father, a woman realizes the cycles of life • A 15-year-old daughter complimenting her mother and father's differences • A man reflecting on his big brothers; they tease him to death, but sure loved him A tribute to parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends, Power of Family Love celebrates an institution often taken for granted in today's hectic world—The institution of family. Just in time for the holidays, it comes along to restore faith in humanity and to let readers know there really are a lot of decent people out there ... people who are members of families! About the Authors Samantha Glen is co-author of Out of Harm's Way (Pocket) and has written numerous articles for Writer's Digest and Organic Gardening. Mary B. Pesaresi is an accomplished playwright and has provided scripts for the American Bankers Association's conventions. Power of Family Love has been awarded the Family Channel Seal of Quality Award—a new standard for excellence in the entertainment industry! An independent panel of family entertainment writers identifies worthy products for their positive, wholesome nature and their rich, enduring entertainment value. To see other Family Channel Seal of Quality items—theatrical releases, television programs, video and computer games, on-line services, CD-ROMs, videos, music, live entertainment and vacation sites, visit /The Family Channel.
|Author||: Pedro Calderón de la Barca,Michael Kidd|
|Editor||: Univ Pr of Colorado|
Co-Winner of the 2004 Colorado Endowment for the Humanities Publication Prize. A beautiful and haunting tale of love, betrayal, knowledge, and power, Life's a Dream (La vida es sueño, 1636) is the best known and most widely admired play of Catholic Europe's greatest dramatist, Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Calderón's long life (1600-1681) witnessed both the pinnacle and collapse of Spanish political power as well as the great flowering of Spanish classical literature. Despite its longtime place atop the Hispanic canon, Calderón's masterpiece remains relatively unknown by general readers outside the Spanish-speaking world. Michael Kidd's new prose translation aims to correct this deficiency by rendering the play into a transparent, modern American idiom that preserves the beauty and complexity of Calderón's Baroque Spanish. The result is a highly readable and adaptable text that is enhanced by a generous selection of supporting materials, including a thorough critical introduction and glossary.
|Author||: Donald L. Boisvert|
"Human desire is a path to spiritual wholeness," says author Donald Boisvert, in this unusual look at how saints--and one's devotion to them--can be sites for the confirmation and celebration of homoerotic desire. The author comes to the topic as a gay scholar of religion and draws upon his own experience of saints including his years in seminary beginning at age 13. Saints can inspire desire and, through eclectic readings of their lives and imagery, the author suggests meanings and strategies attached to the emergence of same-sex attraction. The book contains 12 chapters that focus on saints, including: Michael the Archangel; Sebastian and Tarcisius; John the Baptist; Joseph; Paul and Augustine; the Ugandan and North American martyrs; Francis of Assisi; Dominic Savio and other boy saints; Damien and the missionary saints; Peter Julian Eymard and the Eucharist; and gay saints.
|Author||: Valerie Weaver-Zercher|
|Editor||: JHU Press|
By asking questions about authenticity, cultural appropriation, and commodification, Thrill of the Chaste considers Amish fiction’s effects on Amish and non-Amish audiences alike.
|Author||: Jan Butlin|
Determined to escape her childhood ghetto, Beccy meets an older man who can provide a shortcut to a life of glamour and travel, but their affair ends tragically. Beccy still builds the House of Laure Cosmetics empire through three turbulent decades, becoming Grace Laure, cosmetics queen and seductive woman of mystery. Miniseries rights optioned by ABC. First U.S. publication.