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.
The End of Alchemy
By Mervyn King
'A fearless and important book . . . The End of Alchemy isn't just an elegant guide to the history of economic ideas. It also gives a genuine insider's account' TelegraphThe past twenty years saw unprecedented growth and stability followed by the worst financial crisis the industrialised world has ever witnessed. In the space of little more than a year what had been seen as the age of wisdom was viewed as the age of foolishness. Almost overnight, belief turned into incredulity. Most accounts of the recent crisis focus on the symptoms and not the underlying causes of what went wrong. But those events, vivid though they remain in our memories, comprised only the latest in a long series of financial crises since our present system of commerce became the cornerstone of modern capitalism. Alchemy explains why, ultimately, this was and remains a crisis not of banking - even if we need to reform the banking system - nor of policy-making - even if mistakes were made - but of ideas. In this refreshing and vitally important book, former governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King - an actor in this drama - proposes revolutionary new concepts to answer the central question: are money and banking a form of Alchemy or are they the Achilles heel of a modern capitalist economy?
Esther the Wonder Pig
By Steve Jenkins, Derek Walter, Caprice Crane
In the summer of 2012, Steve Jenkins was contacted by an old friend about adopting a micro piglet. Though he knew his partner Derek wouldn't be enthusiastic, he agreed to take the adorable little pig anyways, thinking he could care for her himself. Little did he know how that decision would change his and Derek's lives forever. It turned out that there was nothing "micro" about Esther, and Steve and Derek had actually signed on to raise a full-sized commercial pig. Tiny Esther weighed just four pounds back then, but in three years, she was a whopping 600 pounds. Esther quickly outgrew their small home--but not without some real growing pains and a lot of pig-sized messes. When it became clear that Esther needed more space--and a lot of it--Steve and Derek made another life-changing decision: they bought a farm and opened the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need. Funny, heartwarming, and utterly charming, ESTHER THE WONDER PIG followes Steve and Derek's adventure--from reluctant pig parents to farm-owning advocates for animals--showing how families really do come in all shapes and sizes.
Every Little Thing
By Samantha Young
'Sexy chemistry and gut-wrenching emotions kept me turning the pages!' Kristen Proby'Scotland's answer to E.L. James' Closer The quiet town of Hartwell is the perfect place to get away from it all - and find what you never knew you needed . . .Bailey Hartwell has many reasons to feel content - her successful business, a close circle of friends and her steady boyfriend . . . even if their romance feels staid after ten years without a serious commitment. The only challenge in her life comes in the form of sexy businessman Vaughn Tremaine. She thinks the ex-New Yorker acts superior and that he considers her a small-town nobody. But when Bailey's blindsided by a betrayal, she's shocked to discover Vaughn is actually a decent guy. Vaughn admires Bailey's free spirit, independence and loyalty. As his passion for her has grown, his antagonism toward her has only worsened. Every little thing Bailey does seduces him. But when Vaughn's painful emotional past makes him walk away in fear he will hurt her, it opens an old wound in Bailey, and she uncharacteristically retreats.Once Vaughn begins to realise he's made the biggest mistake of his life, he has no choice but to fight like he's never fought before to convince Bailey that the love they've found together only comes around once in a lifetime . . .'[Young] is a goddess when it comes to writing hot scenes - Once Upon a TwilightIt took over my life until I finished reading it. - Gemma Alice on The One Real Thing, Netgalley
The Edge of Dreams
By Rhys Bowen
Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband Daniel, a captain in the New York City police force, is stumped. He's chasing a murderer whose victims have nothing in common - nothing except for the taunting notes that are delivered to Daniel after each murder. And when Daniel receives a note immediately after Molly and her young son Liam are in a terrible subway crash, Daniel and Molly both begin to fear that maybe Molly herself was the target.Molly's detective instincts are humming, but finding the time to dig deeper into this case is a challenge. She's healing from injuries sustained in the train crash and she's refurbishing her house, which has only just been rebuilt after burning down. She's also sidetracked by her friends Sid and Gus's most recent hobby, dream analysis. And when Molly herself starts suffering from strange dreams, she wonders if they just might hold the key to solving Daniel's murder case.Rhys Bowen's characteristic blend of atmospheric turn-of-the-century history, clever plotting, and sparkling characters will delight readers in Edge of Dreams, the latest in her bestselling Molly Murphy series.
Erased, Vol. 1
By Kei Sanbe
Twenty-nine-year-old Satoru Fujinuma is floundering through life. Amid his daily drudgery, he finds himself in the grip of an incredible, inexplicable, and uncontrollable phenomenon that rewinds time, a condition that seems to only make his drab life worse. But then, one day, everything changes. A terrible incident forever changes Satoru's life as he knows it...and with it, comes a "Revival" that sends Satoru eighteen years into the past! In the body of his boyhood self, Satoru encounters sights he never imagined he would see again - the smile of his mother, alive and well, his old friends, and Kayo Hinazuki, the girl who was kidnapped and murdered when he was a boy the first time around. To return to the present and prevent the tragedy that brought him back to his childhood in the first place, Satoru begins plotting a way to change Hinazuki's fate...But up against the clock and a faceless evil, does eleven-year-old Satoru even stand a chance?
By Roberta Kray
'Well into Martina Cole territory' IndependentWhat readers are saying about Exposed:'Once you start to read you can't put it down''Full of twists and turns''Brilliant and gripping from beginning to end' 'Outstanding'Eden Chase is head over heels in love with her husband Tom. He's the sort of man who doesn't give much away but Eden doesn't mind that - Tom is worth the effort. So when he's accused of a years-old robbery and murder, Eden won't believe it. No, not her Tom - he's not capable of the things they're saying he did. With Tom in prison, it's up to Eden to clear his name. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more she uncovers about her husband's past. Does she really know him, after all? As Eden goes deeper into the ugly underworld that holds the answers, the more danger she's exposed to and she's not sure she can save her husband in time. But is he even worth saving?
By Janice Y. K. Lee
I raced through this enthralling story' Liane Moriarty'Brilliantly plotted and written, utterly absorbing' Daily Mail'An emotionally gripping page-turner' ElleMercy, a young Korean American and recent Columbia graduate, is adrift, undone by a terrible incident in her recent past. Hilary, a wealthy housewife, is haunted by her struggle to have a child, something she believes could save her foundering marriage. Meanwhile, Margaret, once a happily married mother of three, questions her identity in the wake of a shattering loss. As each woman struggles with her own demons, their lives collide in ways that have irreversible consequences for them all. The Expatriates is an atmospheric, moving, and utterly compelling story of motherhood and family set against the unforgettable backdrop of Hong Kong.
Earn Money From Your Home
By Stewart Whyte
With the growth of online reservation platforms such as Airbnb, TripAdvisor, Wimdu, Booking.com and Onefinestay, people are able to offer accommodation to a huge audience of tourists as B&B hosts or as short break holiday accommodation providers - without using an agent. So earning money from your own home - whether it be letting a few bedrooms in your house, an investment property or a holiday home - has never been easier. However, to meet the demand and market your accommodation effectively as a host you will need basic knowledge and some professionalism. Good hosts get good reviews, which in turn attract more guests and increase your chances of success and financial reward. In easy-to-read sections you'll discover: How to get your property ready for a successful listingThe requirements of responsible hosting How Stayz, Homeaway, mrbnb and other reservation platforms workHow to set your room rate and monitor your bookings How to market your property internationally and at very little cost.This book will explain the issues as they apply to responsible hosting. It will give you the knowledge and confidence to become a successful accommodation provider..
Eleventh Grave in Moonlight
By Darynda Jones
'An absolute must read.' J.R. Ward, No.1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. 'The grim reaper gets a shiny cook makeover in Jones's blazing hot debut... will appeal to fans of MaryJanice Davidson and Janet Evanovich.' Publisher's Weekly 'What's better than a bad-ass girl grim reaper who keeps us safe from hell hounds and demons? (The answer is obviously nothing.)' RT Book Reviews A typical day in the life of Charley Davidson involves cheating husbands, missing people, errant wives, philandering business owners, and oh yeah . . . demons, hell hounds, evil gods, and dead people. Lots and lots of dead people. As a part time Private Investigator and full-time Grim Reaper, Charley has to balance the good, the bad, the undead, and those who want her dead. Now Charley is learning to make peace with the fact that she is a goddess with all kinds of power and that her own daughter has been born to save the world from total destruction. The forces of hell are determined to see Charley banished forever to the darkest corners of another dimension but with the son of Satan himself as her husband, maybe Charley can find a way to have her happily ever after after all.'I am furiously envious of Darynda Jones and rue the day she came up with this concept, damn her eyes. First Grave On The Right kidnapped me from the first paragraph, and didn't let go until the exceedingly yummy conclusion.' MaryJanice Davidson, New York Times bestselling author of the Undead series'First Grave on the Right is smart, sharp and wickedly entertaining. Grab this one.' Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times besselling author of Fires Up
Europe's Last Chance
By Guy Verhofstadt
Europe is caught in its greatest crisis since the Second World War. The catalogue of ills seems endless: an economic crisis spread through most of Europe's Mediterranean tier that has crippled Greece and driven a wedge between northern and southern Europe terrorist attacks in Paris, Cologne, Brussels, and Nice growing aggression from Russia in Ukraine and the Baltic states and refugees escaping war-torn neighbours. The European Union's inability to handle any of these disasters was a driving factor in Great Britain voting to leave, and others may soon follow. The result won't just be a continent in turmoil, but also a serious threat to American and British security,the Atlantic, let alone the Channel, simply isn't big enough to keep European troubles in Europe. For everyone's sake, Europe must survive.The question is how. In Europe's Last Chance , Guy Verhofstadt,former prime minister of Belgium and current leader of the liberal faction in the European Parliament,provides the essential framework for understanding Europe today, laying bare the absurdity of a system in which each member state can veto legislation, opt in or out of the Euro, or close borders on a whim. But Verhofstadt does not just indict the European Union, he also offers a powerful vision for how the continent can change for the better. The key, argues Verhofstadt, is to reform the European Union along the lines of America's federal government: a United States of Europe strong enough to stand with the United States of America in making a better, safer world.A visionary book from one of today's luminaries of European leadership, Europe's Last Chance is a clarion call to save the European Union, one of the world's greatest chances for peace and prosperity.
By Chris Powell, Heidi Powell
The beloved hosts of television's "losing-est" show, Extreme Weight Loss, give fans a blueprint for changing their health for life in just 21 days. Whether you're looking to lose the last ten pounds or several hundred, this program can transform your life forever. They share their most effective secrets for weight loss through diet and exercise and detail how to develop a sustainable mental change to keep the weight off. Readers will "see" the hidden path of transformation; be guided through fast and fun exercises; and enjoy loads of recipes. Expanding the Carb-cycling core of Chris' two national bestsellers, the Powells will help you achieve high-impact results.
Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle
By Neil D. Brown
In virtually all families, there are moments when teens are unhappy with parental limits, rules, and requests-as well as times when those kids are disobedient or noncompliant, or get caught up in the moment and make bad decisions. But the parent-teen control battle goes beyond this; it's a chronic relationship pattern that uses up the family's emotional resources and can seriously impact child identity, self-esteem, and development, and cause stress for everyone around.This book offers a thorough understanding of the control battle and a clear prescription to end it.With Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle, you'll learn about the three elements that support this chronic conflict- reactivity, negative emotional tone, and being "other-person oriented"-and discover the two key changes that can be made to address the underlying issues, allowing you to move toward a more positive way of seeing your teen and working on behavioral change. Using tools based in structural family therapy (SFT), which targets the core relationship pattern driving the control battle, you'll be able to address specific issues and create a healthier pattern.If you're tired of the constant battle for control and you're ready to cultivate a more loving, peaceful, and supportive environment for the whole family, this book has the skills and understanding you need to be successful, no matter what you and your teen face.
The Endurance Diet
By Matt Fitzgerald
Sports Nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald has spent nearly twenty years studying the diets of top professional endurance athletes, who are among the fittest and healthiest people in the world. As a result, he has identified five core habits,most of which are contrary to what popular diets advise,that are essential to maximizing workout benefits. The Endurance Diet shares key strategies for optimal health and performance: eat everything, eat quality, eat carbohydrate, eat enough, and eat individually. Whether you want to lose weight, win a race, or look a little more like an elite athlete, this plan is for you. I am always amazed at how much I learn from Matt Fitzgerald's books."-Shalane Flanagan, Olympic bronze medalist
The Evolution of Desire
By David M. Buss
If we all want love, why is there so much conflict in our most cherished relationships? To answer this question we must look into our evolutionary past, argues prominent psychologist David M. Buss. Based one of the largest studies of human mating ever undertaken, encompassing more than 10,000 people of all ages from thirty-seven cultures worldwide, The Evolution of Desire is the first work to present a unified theory of human mating behaviour. Drawing on a wide range of examples of mating behaviour,from lovebugs to elephant seals, from the Yanomamö tribe of Venezuela to online dating apps,Buss reveals what women want, what men want, and why their desires radically differ. Love has a central place in human sexual psychology, but conflict, competition, and manipulation also pervade human mating,something we must confront in order to control our own mating destiny.Fully revised and updated to reflect the very latest scientific research on human mating, this classic work of evolutionary psychology explains the powerful forces that shape our most intimate desires.
End the Insomnia Struggle
By Colleen Ehrnstrom, Alisha L. Brosse
Everyone struggles with sleep from time to time, but when sleepless nights and overtired days become the norm, your well-being is compromised, and frustration and worry increase-including concerns about what's stopping you from getting the sleep you need, and what can be done about it. So, how do you stop the cycle of relentless worries and restless nights?End the Insomnia Struggle offers a comprehensive, medication-free program that can be individually tailored for anyone who struggles with insomnia. Integrating the physiology of sleep, and proven-effective approaches from cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this book provides step-by-step guidance for developing your own treatment plan according to your particular challenges with insomnia.With this book, you'll have everything you need to overcome the relentless thoughts, ruminations, and stress of insomnia. Utilizing these evidence-based strategies and easy-to-use tools, you'll finally get to sleep, stay asleep, and wake up rested and ready to face the world as your best self, day after day.
Echoes: Stories From Outer Earth
By Rob Boffard
Who said that in space no one can hear you scream? Rob Boffard's Outer Earth series thrilled readers with its no-holds-barred action and adrenaline, as it follows the story of Riley Hale's attempts to save both humanity's last refuge - and humanity itself. Yet Riley has friends helping her in her efforts, and their backstories are every bit as messy and intricate as her own. This new collection, comprising four action-packed short stories, reveals the secret histories of Riley's closest friends and allies, as they try to make their way in the dangerous, vibrant world of Outer Earth. Contents: 1. Royo2. Carver3. Amira 4. TwinsThe Outer Earth trilogy by Rob Boffard: TRACERZERO-GIMPACT
Einstein's Dice and Schrödinger's Cat
By Paul Halpern
When the fuzzy indeterminacy of quantum mechanics overthrew the orderly world of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger were at the forefront of the revolution. Neither man was ever satisfied with the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics, however, and both rebelled against what they considered the most preposterous aspect of quantum mechanics: its randomness. Einstein famously quipped that God does not play dice with the universe, and Schrödinger constructed his famous fable of a cat that was neither alive nor dead not to explain quantum mechanics but to highlight the apparent absurdity of a theory gone wrong. But these two giants did more than just criticize: they fought back, seeking a Theory of Everything that would make the universe seem sensible again.In Einstein's Dice and Schrödinger's Cat , physicist Paul Halpern tells the little-known story of how Einstein and Schrödinger searched, first as collabourators and then as competitors, for a theory that transcended quantum weirdness. This story of their quest,which ultimately failed,provides readers with new insights into the history of physics and the lives and work of two scientists whose obsessions drove its progress.Today, much of modern physics remains focused on the search for a Theory of Everything. As Halpern explains, the recent discovery of the Higgs Boson makes the Standard Model,the closest thing we have to a unified theory, nearly complete. And while Einstein and Schrödinger failed in their attempt to explain everything in the cosmos through pure geometry, the development of string theory has, in its own quantum way, brought this idea back into vogue. As in so many things, even when they were wrong, Einstein and Schrödinger couldn't help but get a great deal right.
The Elimination Diet
By Alissa Segersten, Tom Malterre
This proven 28-day elimination and detoxification program helps readers identify the most common irritating food that are likely contributing to their decline in health including gluten, dairy, soy, and processed foods. The program begins with a 2-day smoothie fast that will calm the immune system and clear out the gut. Phases one through three of the program offer clear instructions regarding what foods to include in the diet for optimal results and how to slowly add foods back to determine which ones are irritating the body. Complete with more than 125 delicious recipes as well as helpful case studies, THE ELIMINATION DIET will guide readers on a path to increased energy, calm bowels, improved mood, clear skin, a sharpened mind, reduced pain and headaches, and movement toward a whole foods diet.
Easy as Pi
By Liz Strachan
If you're brilliant at everything else, but lack confidence when it comes to maths, join Liz Strachan, a maths teacher with many, many years of experience, on this magical tour through the seeming mysteries of numbers, algebra and geometry.In the same inimitable, entertaining way she did in her previous bestselling books, A Slice of Pi and Numbers Are Forever, Liz will take readers from number-phobics to mathematical know-it-alls in no time at all. Peppered with absolutely terrible maths jokes and quirkily illustrated by Steven Appleby, this light-hearted but informative book will appeal to anyone with an enquiring mind.