A Small-Town Bride
By Hope Ramsay
Cut off by her father, Amy Lyndon will do anything for a job. That's how she finds herself working for her cousin's best friend, Dusty McNeil, on the landscaping upgrade at Eagle Hill Manor. Dusty is unlike anyone Amy's ever met. He's taciturn and demanding, but he's also kind and knowledgeable and sexy. Surprisingly sexy.For Dusty McNeil, falling for Amy Lyndon is completely out of the question. She's the daughter of the most powerful man in the county, and she's just slumming it for the summer. But the more he gets to know Amy, the less he wants to make her life miserable and the more he wants to teach her about the things he loves.Dusty knows that whatever is between them can't last, not since he's locked in a legal battle with Amy's father over a valuable piece of land. But Amy is used to getting what she wants, and this time, she wants Dusty.
The Highland Duke
By Amy Jarecki
Lord George Gordon has much at risk and more to hide. Riding into battle with his cousin earned him a musket ball in his thigh and a price on his head. Now, he has no choice but to trust the healer who finds him.Akira Ayres knows the wounded, mysterious Highlander is a Jacobite, but she cannot let him die. When they're discovered by a murderous captain, they have no choice but to flee and fight their way north to safety. But if he isn't careful, the rakish Duke of Gordon could lose his life-and his once-hard heart-along the way.
Crazy for You
By Rachel Lacey
Ryan Blake certainly looks the part of a bad boy, what with his tattoos, motorcycle, and troubled past. But he's turned over a new leaf, and he's back in Haven, North Carolina, to prevent his teenaged brother from making the same mistakes. Also in town? Emma Rush, the younger sister of Ryan's Army buddy who died overseas, and the woman Ryan can't stop fantasizing about.Emma Rush has always done what's expected of her, and she's ready for a change. With Ryan back in town, she knows she's found the perfect person to help her walk on the wild side. As they spend more time together, Emma finds herself falling in love with the reformed bad boy. But when she gets accepted to an elite graduate program, she must decide between her old dream and her new one with Ryan.
By Annie Jacobsen
For more than forty years, the U.S. government, through various military and intelligence agencies, has invested millions in classified programs that study the role of mental telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and other forms of extrasensory perception (ESP) as a means of intelligence collection for military and defense purposes. Now, for the first time, New York Times bestselling author Annie Jacobsen will tell the story of these programs, using interviews with the core group of individuals--including former Defense Department scientists, military officers, CIA analysts and researchers, an Apollo 14 astronaut, government psychics, and members of the Aviary--who ran these phenomena programs at the highest level of government. PHENOMENA will be a quest narrative - a story about how far man will journey in search of improbable and mysterious things - with documentation showing which of these improbable things might actually exist.
Scraps, Wilt & Weeds
By Mads Refslund, Tama Matsuoka Wong
SCRAPS, WILT & WEEDS features 100 recipes by Mads Refslund, one of the initial partners at Noma, the world-renowned Danish restaurant, using local ingredients in a sustainable, no-waste fashion. Using scraps from vegetables, fruits and animal proteins--food that would normally go to waste--Refslund creates beautiful and accessible recipes for the home cook without sacrificing anything to flavor. He uses 100% of the ingredient or as close as possible, like potato peels, cauliflower stems, or fish skins, but also ingredients that are passed over as too young, like green strawberries, or too old, like stale bread, wrinkly potatoes or bolted herbs. Refslund shares easy-to-follow recipes like: Carrot Tops Pesto, Roasted Cauliflower Stalks with Mushrooms and Brie, Pork Ribs Glazed with Overripe Pear Sauce, Crispy Salmon Skin Puffs with Horseradish-Buttermilk Dip, and Beer and Bread porridge with Salted Caramel Ice Cream. In addition to delicious ingredient-focused recipes, the book contains informational sidebars and stories, insight into the parts of food we often waste, and a section on how to use leftovers, plus 100 beautiful photographs that express Refslund' passion and respect for ingredients, nature and the land.
By April Hunt
After returning to Pennsylvania from post tsunami-ridden Thailand, registered nurse Elle Monroe did not expect to have her one-night stand show up on her clinic's back steps. And even worse, Trey claims she's in danger from a guerilla group that's creating havoc over the countryside.On the run on the Appalachian Trail with the woman he never stopped thinking about, Alpha Security Operative and former Delta Team member, Trey Hanson, starts to realize that Elle is the woman meant to change his life...but she's holding back, scared to open herself to the idea of a future she doesn't think can ever happen.When Elle and Trey's location is compromised by an enemy from his past, they have no choice but to fight. Fight against a senator's hired guns. Fight against the wilds of Appalachia. And fight for the lives and the love that they both deserve...
The Global Silicon Valley Handbook
By Michael Moe
Silicon Valley has become synonymous with big ideas, start-ups and inventing the future. People from around the world are drawn to its society-transforming businesses such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Uber. Pop culture has also become infatuated by Silicon Valley, as evidenced by The Social Network or HBO's Silicon Valley. And now the Silicon Valley is starting to go global. But how does one enter this vibrant and innovative market? In THE GLOBAL SILICON VALLEY HANDBOOK, bestselling author, venture capitalist, and global thought leader, Michael Moe, maps out an insider's guide to Silicon Valley and the hottest emerging markets from around the world. You will learn a range of tips and tricks, from who the top angel investors are, to phrases to avoid in a pitch, to even the best place to have a beer while bumping into potential funders in your market. Visually engaging with forward-looking tips and infographics, THE GLOBAL SILICON VALLEY HANDBOOK appeals to the entrepreneur in all of us.
The Magic Cup
By Howard Behar
Vince Steadfast is the newly named CEO of the iconic glassworks manufacturer, Verity Glassworks. The firm's artistic glory days are in the past and recent management and financial turmoil have thrown the company's future in jeopardy. The task for Steadfast is to keep his bearings, confront his fears and weaknesses and complete a quest for the very soul of the company. Along the way, Steadfast encounters a motley but talented group of employees - from a mysterious elevator operator to the company historian to an elfin designer - who join him on the quest. They must learn to believe in one and other and to believe in the company they have nearly given up on, if they have any chance at all in succeeding. As they search together for the Treasure Beyond All Price, Steadfast discovers that only by filling his glass cup (a priceless gift from his mentor) with leadership actions based on universal values can he and his new team begin to steer the company into the future.
Never Out of Season
By Robert Dunn
Did you know that 10 plants make up 80% of our plant-based food supply? That the bananas we eat today were standardized in the 1960s, into one consistent strain, and that they are succumbing to a pathogen that might wipe them out? That an $8 cup of coffee is just around the corner? Our food supply is heavily and increasingly corporate, streamlined for efficiencies from seed to store. Those efficiencies make bananas and coffee cheap; make wheat, rice, and beef prevalent; and all but guarantee that food tastes the same every time we eat--and they also mean that the foods we depend on most are one bug or virus away from disappearing.The lesson, as told by science writer and biologist Rob Dunn through rich history and science and via characters and scenes, is to eat the way we always used to--locally, in season, and with an eye towards preserving food quality for the human race. Rigorously researched and highly provocative, this is the book to read if you want to know about the future of our food.
By Michael T. Osterholm, Mark Olshaker
Every new development--from exploding human and animal populations to trade and travel--intensifies our susceptibility to a devastating epidemic. Ironically, a pandemic on the scale of the 1918 flu that killed perhaps a hundred million people would be deadlier today, despite a century of medical advances. As the current Zika epidemic proves, we are wholly unprepared for these diseases. So what can-and must--we do to protect ourselves against mankind's Deadliest Enemy? Separating experience-borne fact from mindless fear, Michael Osterholm and Mark Olshaker detail the plans and resources that must be in place when the unthinkable becomes the inevitable. DEADLIEST ENEMY is high scientific drama, a chronicle of mystery and discovery, a reality check, and a plan of action.
The Engagement Game
By Joi-Marie McKenzie
Ambitious and successful, 28 year-old Joi-Marie is confident she can attain her checklist of a perfect life. She has the career, the friends and the lifestyle she has always dreamed of. And her boyfriend is really pretty great...except for the fact that he won't propose! So when the husband she wants doesn't fall into place, she decides she has to play "the engagement game." After receiving a list of advice on how to secure a proposal - and even researching "engagement chicken"--Joi-Marie begins to wonder if the perfect life may not come in the form she imagined.
E Pluribus One
By Sophia A. Nelson
In her newest book, political pundit and thought leader Sophia Nelson encourages readers to rediscover America's lost political enthusiasm, passion, and civility by introducing the codes of how Americans are called to lead and be engaged as citizens. From Code #1, "Courage , Conviction and Character," to Code, # 10 Commit, E-PLURIBUS ONE offers these codes as a solution to the great political divide. Including a substantive analysis of the American political landscape, Nelson challenges readers to get reconnected and re-engaged; to answer the call of service and of unity; and to demand more of those who seek our votes and work toward a more perfect union. Readers will be energized and motivated to focus on our Oneness in a way that they have not, since our great democratic republic was formed in 1776.
Dead Man Switch
By Matthew Quirk
A deadly fall on a rugged stretch of California coast. A home invasion gone wrong in Brittany. No one connects the killings because the victims are living under cover, their true identities closely-held secrets. They are members of America's most select kill/capture team, which combines special operations lethality with CIA tradecraft. They are the last line of defense against foreign threats, and someone is assassinating them one by one where they sleep, taking family and innocent bystanders to make the deaths seem like accidents. Captain John Hayes, a special operations legend, has left the military and spent the past year at home with his family. Once he uncovers the pattern behind the killings, he returns to the field to protect the men and women he once worked with. One of those women, Claire Sutherland, draws suspicion for her brilliant abilities as an assassin, and vanishes into thin air. Meanwhile, the attacks on Hayes's team members grow bolder, the killers conspiring to draw them into Manhattan by orchestrating a devastating attack on Independence Day.Hayes and his teammates are racing against the clock to save their own lives, and thousands more. As with his first John Hayes novel, Cold Barrel Zero, Matthew Quirk has written a breathless high-stakes thriller where the gravest dangers are embedded deep within a tangled nest of politics, double-crosses, and government conspiracies.