A Cowboy for Caleb

Author: L.c. Davis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781977751713

Category:

Page: 132

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Falling for his deceased twin brother's mate was never part of Dustin's plan. This midwestern Alpha might be a little rough around the edges, but he lives by a few simple principles and honor is chief among them. Nonetheless, when tragedy strikes the Meadowlands Pack, Dustin feels he has no choice but to bring his twin's mate home to take care of him. The only problem is, Caleb isn't anything like Dustin expected of the city omega who stole his brother's heart and divided their family. What starts out as trying to do the right thing soon becomes a blurry series of complicated decisions that lead Dustin further away from the path he's always followed-and further into the arms of the one omega he was never supposed to want. Caleb has been through the worst a mated omega could fear. He's lost his mate and their unborn child, and now he finds himself at the mercy of an Alpha who has every reason to hate him. Despite being twins, Dustin and Caleb's former mate, Alec, are nothing alike. Caleb wants nothing more than to please his new Alpha and secure his position in the pack, but Dustin seems to take everything he says the wrong way. As forbidden tensions mount between Alpha and omega, Caleb begins to fear that Dustin will start taking his developing interest the right way. This is a hurt/comfort MPREG romance at approximately 37k words, HEA guaranteed.

Omega

Author: Jasinda Wilder

Publisher: NLA Digital LLC

ISBN: 1941098398

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4441

This isn't a fairy tale. Not everyone will get a happily ever after. Sometimes we can't just walk away from the past. Love doesn't always save the day. The beast won't always get his beauty. But maybe, just maybe, we can get our happy ending.

The Truth About Cads and Dukes

Author: Elisa Braden

Publisher: Elisa Braden

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9072

When a wager goes wrong … Painfully shy Jane Huxley is the furthest thing from a diamond of the first water. Bookish, bespectacled, and, well, plain, she never expected to befriend a dissolute charmer like Colin Lacey, much less agree to help him retrieve a lost family heirloom. Fortunately, he is nothing like his cold, rigid older brother. Unfortunately, he is not above deception if it means winning a wager. And that puts Jane in a most precarious position. A formidable duke will marry a plain Jane … For Harrison Lacey, the Duke of Blackmore, protecting his family honor is not a choice, it is a necessity. So, when his cad of a brother humiliates the unwitting Lady Jane, Harrison must make it right, even if it means marrying the chit himself. And a marriage of convenience will become so much more … Her reputation hanging by a thread, Jane agrees to wed the arrogant Duke of Blackmore, although she’s convinced it will result in frostbite. Only after lingering glances lead to devastating kisses does she begin to suspect the truth: Perhaps—just perhaps—her duke is not as cold as he appears.

Alpha, Beta, Omega

Author: L. C. Davis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781975866440

Category:

Page: 210

View: 7901

It's been four years since the tragedy that claimed the Mountain Ridge Alpha and Mel, the mutual mate of Alpha Hassan Amari and the beta Toval. As a mated Alpha-beta pair, Toval and Hassan have managed to defy the odds and come through tragedy stronger than ever, despite the shroud of secrecy that surrounds Mel's death. Strange letters from an impossible sender throw the fragile balance of their healing into question. Alphas are dying in Europe, and a group of omegas with a deadly mission has taken credit. They call themselves Epsilon, and they're hell-bent on overthrowing the hierarchical system that has ruled the shifter world for as long as anyone can remember. Meanwhile, the success of the European Council breeding program, known colloquially as the Futurus Initiative, has increased pressure on stateside Alphas to conform in order to save their dwindling population. Hassan and Toval's joint effort to fight the Initiative seems to have failed, but Epsilon has less peaceful methods in mind. One letter changes everything. The leader of Epsilon chooses Hassan and Toval to deliver his ultimatum: Abandon the initiative, or every pack Alpha in the Council will die. Toval and Hassan find themselves the unwitting messengers of this twisted message, pitted against a corrupt Council and a ghost of the past who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Time will tell if their love can withstand this dangerous new alliance. This is book 10 of the Mountain Shifters Series and contains story elements that are meant to be read in the context of the events in the rest of the series. This work is meant for mature audiences only.

Alpha

Author: Jasinda Wilder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781620511473

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5352

The first time it happened, it seemed like an impossible miracle. Bills were piling up, adding up to more money than I could ever make. Mom's hospital bills. My baby brother's tuition. My tuition. Rent. Electricity. All of it on my shoulders. And I had just lost my job. There was no hope, no money in my account, no work to be found. And then, just when I thought all hope was lost, I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of ten thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just "VRI Inc.," and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing... except a single word, on the notes line: "You." If you receive a mysterious check, for enough money to erase all your worries, would you cash it? I did. The next month, I received another check, again from VRI Incorporated. It too contained a single word: belong." A third check, the next month. This time, two words. Four letters. "To me." The checks kept coming. The notes stopped. Ten thousand dollars, every month. A girl gets used to that, real quick. It let me pay the bills without going into debt. Let me keep my baby brother in school and Mom's hospice care paid for. How do you turn down what seems like free money, when you're desperate? You don't. I didn't. And then, after a year, there was a knock on my door. A sleek black limousine sat on the curb in front of my house. A driver stood in front of me, and he spoke six words: "It's time to pay your debt." Would you have gotten in? I did. It turns out $120,000 doesn't come free.

Influence

The Psychology of Persuasion

Author: Robert B. Cialdini, PhD

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061899874

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 6698

Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success. Some images that appeared in the print edition of this book are unavailable in the electronic edition due to rights reasons.

Adapt

Why Success Always Starts with Failure

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429920681

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9388

In this groundbreaking book, Tim Harford, the Undercover Economist, shows us a new and inspiring approach to solving the most pressing problems in our lives. When faced with complex situations, we have all become accustomed to looking to our leaders to set out a plan of action and blaze a path to success. Harford argues that today's challenges simply cannot be tackled with ready-made solutions and expert opinion; the world has become far too unpredictable and profoundly complex. Instead, we must adapt. Deftly weaving together psychology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, physics, and economics, along with the compelling story of hard-won lessons learned in the field, Harford makes a passionate case for the importance of adaptive trial and error in tackling issues such as climate change, poverty, and financial crises—as well as in fostering innovation and creativity in our business and personal lives. Taking us from corporate boardrooms to the deserts of Iraq, Adapt clearly explains the necessary ingredients for turning failure into success. It is a breakthrough handbook for surviving—and prospering— in our complex and ever-shifting world.

Scaling Her Dragon

Author: Milly Taiden

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517158057

Category:

Page: 180

View: 4677

Plus-size Rebecca is on a jaunt to another world. She had hopes of finding herself a nice, sweet shifter like her sister, but somehow she ended up attracted to the big, fiery dragon. A dragon who isn't looking for love. If only he didn't have eyes that made her want to take her panties off and a body that sent her hormones into a frenzy, life would be a lot easier. Vikter Dragos is dying. His dragon couldn't find a mate and he's at the end of his time. He's fighting the attraction for a sassy, curvy human, but it's near impossible to stay away from her. If only she'd been his mate, everything would be smoother. He's losing control of his dragon and his emotions. With Becca around, he didn't know what to expect. Becca's in constant confusion over Vikter's hot and cold attitude. One moment he's kissing her like the world's going to end, and the next he's warning her away from getting attached. Figuring out how to scale this dragon might take more patience than she's got. When competition arises and Vikter sees another wants Becca, he'll face his feelings or risk losing her forever.

Boomtown

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Publisher: Dixie Wardens, Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

View: 6356

Her I wanted to have a pity party of one when I went for that beer. I never imagined I would meet a dark and dangerous man. That man took me on the wildest ride of my life. Literally and Figuratively. He quickly became my entire world. Him I didn't know I was looking for her. I saw her warming that bar stool and knew she would be mine. A man like me doesn't deserve the likes of her. But damned if I didn't take it. Her When we met for the first time we didn't know that we already had a connection. A cruel game was being played, and we didn't know the rules. Sam would save us, but at what cost? Sam was one of my main reasons for living. If he wasn't in this world anymore, would I still want to be a part of it?

His Taken Omega

Author: L. C. Davis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981224708

Category:

Page: 260

View: 894

Nicholas wants nothing to do with omegas, and Avery has already signed a contract binding him to another Alpha. Fate has other plans for them both. As the omega spokesman for the infamous Futurus Initiative, Avery is a controversial figure who's used to being envied, occasionally despised and always the center of attention. His kidnapping at the hands of the twisted omega at the helm of the radical anti-Futurus group known as Epsilon shook his perfect world to the core, and his abnormally conventional parents no longer know what to do with him. In a last-ditch effort to save their son's reputation-and his engagement to a prestigious politician-Avery's desperate family sends him to the small, quaint pack of Southbend for some much-needed rest and recovery. When Avery arrives in Southbend, he finds the Meyer household anything but welcoming and he immediately clashes with the rakishly reluctant head of the household. Nicholas might be a brilliant lawyer with good looks and charm in abundance, but he makes no secret of the fact that Avery is persona non grata in his pack. How is Avery supposed to heal his own wounds when an Alpha who looks at every omega with disdain makes him question everything, including his participation in the breeding program he's devoted his life to promoting? ~ Nicholas has it all on the surface-rising-star status as an attorney with his own practice, a sizable inheritance and the option of going home with any omega he chooses at the end of the night-but beneath the mask of his status, he hides a secret that makes him feel unworthy of the title of Alpha. Past abuse has left him with a deep-seated revulsion towards omegas, the very class of shifter he's supposed to crave. He uses work and meaningless flings with other Alphas and betas to distract himself from the family life he doesn't believe he deserves, but in the wake of his estranged father's death, Nicholas is called home to take on a role he never wanted. Forced to give up his high-profile career and take the reins of his family's pack, Nicholas finds himself wholly unprepared to fill the shoes of the man he hated. Because fate isn't cruel enough, the Spirits choose this moment to send him his destined mate-a charming yet infuriatingly stubborn omega he can never love or even claim. At least, that's what he thinks until he realizes that the very traits that repel him from other omegas draw him to Avery in a way he finds as bewildering as it is intoxicating.

On the Prowl

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425216590

Category: Fiction

Page: 341

View: 4601

A collection of paranormal romances, including Patricia Briggs' "Alpha and Omega," in which a beautiful werewolf uncovers her true powers with the help of a werewolf prince.

Omega Studies

Author: Casey Cameron

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781977721457

Category:

Page: 264

View: 2252

Matt Guerrero is ready for the freedom that college brings: freedom from his family, and the pressures of being an omega in an alpha's world. So when the school assigns him an alpha "mentor," he can think of nothing he wants less than a mandatory babysitter...no matter how hot the guy is. Derek Fisher just wants to play it safe after a serious mistake almost cost him everything last year, but it's hard to keep his head down when his assigned omega keeps making trouble. He's never been into guys before, but Matt is attractive, smart, and funny, and spending time with him is seriously distracting. Derek wants more, but giving in to his desires could put everything at risk all over again. When Matt uncovers a plot that could tear the school apart, he's all in--on fighting it, and on his relationship with Derek. Derek won't let him do it alone, but they'll have to fight the school administration and a ghost from Derek's past before they can be together the way Derek truly wants: as alpha and omega. This is a 57,000 word stand-alone steamy gay romance with lots of heat, non-shifter alpha/omega dynamics, and a happily ever after ending with no cliffhangers.

I, Omega

Author: Kari Gregg

Publisher: Loose Id

ISBN: 1611185637

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4135

After one mind-shattering night with a stranger at a local leather bar leaves him forever changed, Gabriel lives on the streets as a vagrant to elude the master who hunts him, but the were-shifter is a fierce, stubborn predator who reclaims him soon enough. Gabriel is carried away to the pack’s home territory where his instruction on what it means to be the pet of an alpha begins. Gabriel isn’t just any pet, though. He is the rarest among their kind: a human omega. Treasured? Or cursed? As Gabriel’s father, the Distinguished Gentleman from Pennsylvania and stalwart of the conservative party, pushes the considerable resources at his disposal to locate his missing son, Gabriel explores who and what he is under his master’s careful protection. Gabriel falls for the shifter who is lover and destroyer, owner and...friend?

Alphas #1

Author: Lisi Harrison

Publisher: Poppy

ISBN: 0316071323

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3702

At OCD the losers are tormented. At Alpha Academy, they're sent home. Skye Hamilton has scored an invitation to the ultra-exclusive Alphas-only boarding school where beta is spelled LBR . What happens when the country's best, brightest, and hawtest begin clawing and scratching their way to the top?

The New Human Revolution, vol. 24

Author: Daisaku Ikeda

Publisher: Middleway Press

ISBN: 1938252403

Category: Religion

Page: 360

View: 4264

Through this novelized history of the Soka Gakkai—one of the most dynamic, diverse, and empowering Buddhist movements in the world today—readers will discover the organization’s goals and achievements even as they find inspiring and practical Buddhist wisdom for living happily and compassionately in today’s world. The book recounts the stories of ordinary individuals who faced tremendous odds in transforming their lives through the practice of Nichiren Buddhism and in bringing Buddhism’s humanistic teachings to the world. This 24th volume looks at events that occurred between 1976 and 1988, including the progress of several Soka Gakkai groups designed to help people develop their potential and contribute positively to their communities and workplaces. This inspiring narrative provides readers with the principles with which they can positively transform their own lives for the better and realize enduring happiness for themselves and others.

Bitten

Author: Noelle Marie

Publisher: Noelle DeRock

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 7724

Bastian had to have been the most handsome man that Katherine had ever met. It really was unfortunate that he was also the most stubborn, controlling, downright infuriating jackass she’d ever known as well. Oh, and there was the fact that he was a werewolf – a werewolf who has bitten her. Sixteen-year-old Katherine Mayes had never believed in mythological creatures like werewolves or mermaids – certainly not those sparkly vampires that her friend Abby was obsessed with. Even when she’s bitten by a massive animal after a reckless night of teenage adventure and her body begins to change in mystifying ways, she can’t force herself to believe in what she’s convinced is impossible. Little does she realize she’s been infected with a disease a little more permanent than the rabies she feels fortunate to have not contracted. Lycanthropy. Her fierce denial is soundly shattered, however, when she is simultaneously saved and kidnapped by Bastian and his pack. Forced to leave small town Iowa behind and adjust to their way of life in a hidden society, Katherine must also deal with fighting the pull she feels towards the man – or wolf, rather – who has bitten her and disrupted her life so completely.

Strange Brew

Author: P. N. Elrod

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429982856

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6248

Today's hottest urban fantasy authors come together in this delicious brew that crackles and boils over with tales of powerful witches and dark magic! In Charlaine Harris' "Bacon," a beautiful vampire joins forces with a witch from an ancient line to find out who killed her beloved husband. In "Seeing Eye" by Patricia Briggs, a blind witch helps sexy werewolf Tom Franklin find his missing brother—and helps him in more ways than either of them ever suspected. And in Jim Butcher's "Last Call," wizard Harry Dresden takes on the darkest of dark powers—the ones who dare to mess with this favorite beer. For anyone who's ever wondered what lies beyond the limits of reality, who's imagined the secret spaces where witches wield fearsome magic, come and drink deep. Let yourself fall under the spell of this bewitching collection of short stories!

Top of the Feud Chain

Author: Lisi Harrison

Publisher: Poppy

ISBN: 0316126152

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9857

Alpha Academy: Where betas get booted. Eccentric billionaire Shira Brazille founded the super-exclusive Alpha Academy on exotic Alpha Island to nurture the next generation of exceptional dancers, writes, musicians, and inventors. It' s a dream come true for one hundred lucky girls, but those not measuring up can be sent home at any time, for any reason. The one left standing will win worldwide fame. Who will it be? Skye Hamilton Is stepping up her game as Shira sheds Alpha Academy girls faster than skin from a will-pumiced foot. There's just one thing standing in her way: island bad boy Taz Brazille. Can Skye keep a dancer's poise, or will Taz throw her off the music once and for all? Allie A. Abbott Finally knows who she really is, and nothing is going to bring her down. Not even AJ, who just can't let go of the past. But she can Bring. It. On. Allie's come too far to be sent home without a fight. Charlie Deery After bouncing like a dashboard hula doll between Allie and Darwin, Charlie finally has her BFF and Brazille beau by her side. But as the competition on Alpha Island reaches its boiling point, will her drive to win make her lose what matters most? If at first you don't succeed, you're not an alpha.