A true story
Author: Dimitra Mantheakis
1950’s. In a small isolated Greek provincial town in post-Civil War Greece a closely-knit group of young friends - Melina, Sarantos, Iakovos, Sofia, Mary, Urania and Paulina - will discover that behind the curtain of strict morality and social righteousness their fellow villagers’ passions are boiling over and there are hidden secrets. As they grow older the young protagonists will pass from innocence to an awakening of the flesh with these sexual experiences indelibly marking their lives. They come to realise that sex is not only pleasure but hides numerous disappointments and pitfalls when games of sensuality also involve the heart. Shattered dreams, abandonment, exploitation and callousness lie ahead for the newly-initiated youths and girls as they are called on to handle each new situation according to their character and beliefs. Will they be able to overcome unforeseen obstacles in their struggle or will they be swept away by what appears to be written for each of them by Fate?
Author: Lesley Davis
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
High above the city, a young guardian searches for the enemy...and finds love. In a city rife with evil, masked protectors secretly watch over the inhabitants, keeping the citizens safe while hiding their own identity. One young Sentinel, however, violates her oath and loses her heart to the woman she is charged to protect. By day, Pagan Osborne is a shy security specialist working in the family business. By night, as a Sentinel, she fulfils a greater family legacy and battles the criminals who threaten Chastilian's peace. Erith Baylor, a fiery young woman with her own secrets to hide, is drawn to Pagan's quiet charm and silent strength. But with so many secrets between them, their attraction could break the ties of family and finally reveal the truth behind the mask.
Author: Mark J. Schultis
Publisher: Neo Apsis Publishing
They escaped planetary annihilation, helped end a centuries old civil war, and joined a defeated militia to their cause. Terik Donato and Melina Beetary’s chances of bringing down the oppressive Fokot army were prospering until a cunning betrayal and a lone shot ripped apart their coalition. But as relics of the past begin to appear, transforming despair into determination, Terik and Melina now have a plan to engage the Fokot in all-out war. To stand a fighting chance they will need to rely on the only thing they have left: their resolve. The hardest task Terik and Melina must face is letting go – of each other, of their past, and any chance of saving Garett Soness. Because all fates lead to the planet Opus, and its caretakers, the last Azonka Mah, who may be the key to the Sacramento crew getting home. It may also be the key to many of Terik’s questions, as well as the key to Warlord Favan’s endgame, ultimately positioning Opus to be either the crux of their triumph or the catalyst of their defeat. All questions will be answered in this final volume of The Dawn Cluster.
Author: Jane Lindskold
Publisher: Tor Books
The sequel to Through Wolf's Eyes and Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart Smart like a human. Smart like a wolf. Better yet, smart like both. With Through Wolf's Eyes and Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart, Jane Lindskold introduced us to young Firekeeper, one of the most appealing heroines in modern fantasy. Raised far from humans by smart, language-using wolves, then brought back to the court of Hawk Haven, Firekeeper has had to learn to cope with human society. And as it turns out, for one raised amidst intelligent social carnivores, the intrigues of the human pack aren't all that unfamiliar. Now Melina Shield, the beautiful, unscrupulous, and thoroughly discredited sorceress whose power-hungry intrigues have already made so much trouble for Firekeeper, is once again using her power to cloud men's minds. She has induced the ruler of New Kelvin to marry her. This is bad news all round. It's particularly bad news for Firekeeper. Melina has never abandoned her schemes to gain power through the use of forbidden ancient sorcery. And the leaders of the royal beasts who watch over this world have given Firekeeper -- and her intelligent wolf companion, Blind Seer -- the responsibility of stopping her. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Liza Gyllenhaal
Publisher: Diversion Books
With a sophisticated new life comes daring new love… Janie is the misfit in her New England family, never as pretty, nor as thin, nor as popular as her older sisters. Hidden away in her own solitude, she seeks comfort in her art and in her isolation. Then everything changes. When her abilities as an artist land her a dream position at a prominent advertising company, she finally discovers her true worth. The shy, introverted girl Janie was is no more, replaced by a confident and sophisticated woman. But thrust into a new role and a new world, she’ll soon discover how quickly friends can become enemies, fairy tales don’t always have happy endings, and that even the most determined woman can have…Changes of Heart.
Author: Julia Rush
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
Summary ‘An immutable bachelor’, this is what London society has to say about the notorious Duke of Northington, Stephen Alexander Warfield. After his horse leaves him stranded at an abandoned keep, the reserved Duke is in no mood for company, but the farmer who finds an unconscious female isn’t concerned with that. He dumps the wet beauty and flees the cursed castle. Faced with a scornful reputation, Melina Pouliot is determined to march straight back to the safety of her grandmother in Gozo, Malta. In spite of her curiosity to understand the smoldering depth of her rescuer’s eyes, she wants nothing from the arrogant stranger whose ultimatums leave her fuming. Before she can run off again, Stephen sweeps her into his arcane world while he unravels the sinister events that had left her for dead. In his obsession to protect the stubborn temptress, he must wield an invisible leash; aggressive enough to subdue her defiant nature, yet gentle enough to capture her heart.
Her Amazing Experiences in the Stormy Nineties of South Africa's Story
Author: Melina Rorke
Category: Rorke, Melina
Author: Jean-Claude Izzo
Publisher: Europa Editions Incorporated
A moving investigation into the human comedy. The men aboard an impounded freighter in the port of Marseilles are divided - should they wait for teh money owed them, or accept their fate and look for work on another ship? This may be Captain Abdul Aziz' last commission and he is determined to save his ship and do the right thing by the men aboard. In these close quarters, charged with physical and emotional tension, each life begins to resemble a chapter in the complex, colourful and tragic story of the Mediterranean Sea itself - rich with romance, legend, passion and drama.
Author: Liz Tyner
A DARING ESCAPE, AND AN EVEN MORE DARING ATTRACTION! Melina's discovery of a priceless statue is her one hope of saving her family from ruin, if she can only persuade the Earl of Warrington to grant her safe passage on his ship to London. But Melina knows she's gone too far when he takes her for a lady of easy virtue! Thrown together during the voyage, he shockingly comes to realize his mistake. Now he's honor-bound to keep her safe. But thrust into London's social whirl, how long will it take before she discovers his scandalous, dark past?
Author: Liz Tyner
Between the Devil and the deep blue sea Captain Benjamin Forrester's mission is clear: . To Do: Travel to the Greek island of Melos and recover a mysterious statue. . Not To Do: Invoke the wrath of pirates by sailing away in the dead of night without the statue, but with a tempting yet completely forbidden stowaway! Thessa Cherroll desperately needs Ben's help, so with the wind at their back, they set sail for the horizon. But in such close quarters, can either resist the temptations that surface during those long, hot days—and nights—at sea?
Author: Melina Marchetta
Francesca ist verzweifelt: Das Einleben in einer ehemaligen Jungenschule ist schwieriger als gedacht und ihre Mutter erkrankt sehr rätselhaft ... Ab 13.
Author: Geoffrey V. Davis
Publisher: Editions Rodopi
Category: Southern African literature
A Practical Guide to Prenatal and Postpartum Care
Author: Linda A. Wheeler
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
This handbook is aimed at those who provide prenatal and postpartum care to low-risk women. Emphasizing hands-on care, the book includes coverage of history-taking, physical exams, laboratory tests, health education, how to conduct an initial and a return prenatal visit, and the postpartum period and family planning. Focus is placed on physical and psychosocial well-being and health promotion, and special features include healthy pregnancy questions for differentiating between common discomforts and potential complications. Key moments tables summarize essential information for key gestational ages and the book also includes history-taking forms.
Author: Jack L. Cronenwett,K. Wayne Johnston
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Published in association with the Society for Vascular Surgery, Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery presents state-of-the-art updates on all aspects of vascular health care. Extensively revised by many new authors to meet the needs of surgeons, interventionalists, and vascular medicine specialists, this medical reference book incorporates medical, endovascular and surgical treatment, as well as diagnostic techniques, decision making and fundamental vascular biology. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Master the latest developments, techniques, and approaches with thorough updates on endovascular applications, vascular access, imaging, non-operative management, and much more. View clinical and physical findings and operative techniques more vividly with a full-color layout and images. Get answers you can depend on. Rutherford's delivers the world’s most trusted information on all major areas of vascular health care, is written by international experts, and includes up-to-date bibliographies and annotated recommended references. Discover emerging techniques in rapidly advancing topics, with special emphasis on endovascular coverage, vascular imaging, angiography, CT and MRI. Explore brand new chapters on dialysis catheters, renovascular disease, and management of branches during endovascular aneurysm. Stay up-to-date with the latest coverage of endovascular procedures that reflects the changing practices and techniques in vascular surgery. Access videos at Expert Consult.
Das ultimative Kampfsport-Workout
Author: Martin Rooney
Publisher: Riva Verlag
Category: Sports & Recreation
Wer Warrior werden will, muss auch trainieren wie ein Warrior! Gute Kampfsportler verfügen nicht nur über eine große Bandbreite an Kampftechniken, sondern auch über enorme Kraft, Schnelligkeit, Ausdauer und Beweglichkeit. Der erfahrene Kampfsportexperte Martin Rooney hat ein bewährtes Trainingssystem entwickelt, das auf den speziellen Anforderungen der Sportarten Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Submission Grappling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu und Judo basiert. Seine Übungen trainieren gezielt die Muskelgruppen und Bewegungsmuster, die im Kampf gefordert werden, und tragen so dazu bei, die Kampftechniken in ebendiesen Sportarten zu perfektionieren. Das achtwöchige Trainingsprogramm leitet Schritt für Schritt dazu an, Ausdauer, Schnelligkeit, Kraft und Kraftausdauer zu verbessern. Zudem gibt Rooney Tipps zur Ernährung, zum Gewichtmachen, zur Prävention und Rehabilitation von Verletzungen ebenso wie zur richtigen mentalen Einstellung. Egal ob Profiathlet oder Freizeitsportler – dieses extrem wirkungsvolle Workout-Programm verwandelt jeden Kampfsportler in einen echten Warrior.
A Novel of War and Faith
Author: Anthony A. Goodman
Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated
Presents a fictional account of the siege of Rhodes by the Ottoman Turks in 1522.
Author: Jackie Collins
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The bestselling author of Lovers & Players returns with her 25th fabulous novel and her most beloved character...Get ready for the scandalously scintillating read only Jackie Collins can deliver! Lucky Santangelo is back with a vengeance--still every bit as strong, sexy, and seductive as ever! But Lucky is older and wiser, and hot to reclaim her power position in Las Vegas. However, a deadly enemy from her past has resurfaced--a person determined to take everything from her, including the family she holds so dear: two sons and an out-of-control teenage daughter who is just as outrageous as Lucky herself. Like mother, like daughter. And if that old saying holds true, it's going to be one wild ride. Internationally bestselling author Jackie Collins marks her twenty-fifth novel with "another page-turning tale packed with intrigue, revenge and romance," (Publishers Weekly on Lovers and Players). Aren't we lucky?!
Do Androids Have Kindred Spirits?
Author: D. E. Wittkower
Publisher: Open Court
Science fiction writer Philip K. Dick (1928–1982) is the giant imagination behind so much recent popular culture—both movies directly based on his writings, such as Blade Runner (based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and The Adjustment Bureau plus cult favorites such as A Scanner Darkly, Imposter, Next, Screamers, and Paycheck and works revealing his powerful influence, such as The Matrix and Inception. With the publication in 2011 of volume 1 of Exegesis, his journal of spiritual visions and paranoic investigations, Dick is fast becoming a major influence in the world of popular spirituality and occult thinking. In Philip K. Dick and Philosophy thirty Dick fans and professional thinkers confront the fascinating and frightening ideas raised by Dick’s mind-blowing fantasies. Is there an alien world behind the everyday reality we experience? If androids can pass as human, should they be given the same consideration as humans? Do psychotics have insights into a mystical reality? Would knowledge of the future free us or enslave us? This volume will also include Dick's short story "Adjustment Team," on which The Adjustment Bureau is based. Philip K. Dick and Philosophy explores the ideas of Philip K. Dick in the same way that he did: with an earnest desire to understand the truth of the world, but without falsely equating earnestness with a dry seriousness. Dick’s work was replete with whimsical and absurdist presentations of the greatest challenges to reason and to humanity—paradox, futility, paranoia, and failure—and even at his darkest times he was able to keep some perspective and humor, as for example in choosing to name himself ‘Horselover Fat’ in VALIS at the same time as he relates his personal religious epiphanies, crises, and delusions. With the same earnest whimsy, we approach Philip K. Dick as a philosopher like ourselves—one who wrote almost entirely in thought-experiments and semi-fictional world-building, but who engaged with many of the greatest questions of philosophy throughout the Euro-American tradition. Philip K. Dick and Philosophy has much to offer for both serious fans and those who have recently learned his name, and realized that his work has been the inspiration for several well-known and thought-provoking films. Most chapters start with one or more of the movies based on Dick’s writing. From here, the authors delve deeper into the issues by bringing in philosophers' perspectives and by bringing in Dick’s written work. The book invites the reader with a casual familiarity with Dick to get to know his work, and invites the reader with little familiarity with philosophy to learn more. New perspectives and challenging connections and interpretations for even the most hard-core Dick fans are also offered. To maximize public interest, the book prominently addresses the most widely-known films, as well as those with the most significant fan followings: Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly, and The Adjustment Bureau. Along with these “big five” films, a few chapters address his last novels, especially VALIS, which have a significant cult following of their own. There are also chapters which address short stories and novels which are currently planned for adaptation: Radio Free Albemuth (film completed, awaiting distribution), The Man in the High Castle (in development by Ridley Scott for BBC mini-series), and “King of the Elves” (Disney, planned for release in 2012).
Author: Melina Marchetta
Lumatere ist verflucht und viele Einwohner fristen in den umliegenden Nachbarländern ein meist erbarmungswürdiges Flüchtlingsdasein. Als Finnikin mit seinem Berater Sir Topher das Mädchen Evanjalin kennenlernt, keimt ein wenig Hoffnung für die Rettung von Lumatere. Ab 13.