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Orbit US

Dead Ringer

Kate Kessler
Authors:
Kate Kessler

Eighteen years ago, FBI Agent Rachel Ward's mirror twin, Hannah, was taken by the Gemini killer, a serial killer who delights in sending photos of his victims to their twins. Rachel assumes her sister has been dead for years, but she's never stopped hunting the monster who took her. Now, another twin is taken, and the case reopens, with Rachel working it as an agent.For more from Kate Kessler, check out:The Audrey Harte novelsIt Takes OneTwo Can PlayThree StrikesFour of a Kind

Redhook

Two Can Play

Kate Kessler
Authors:
Kate Kessler

When a copy-cat killer arrives in Audrey Harte's small New England town, she must use all her skill as a criminal psychologist to solve the case.Audrey has been hired by the prosecution to help prepare for the trial of 19-year-old serial killer Ian "Boy Scout" Monroe. His one surviving victim, Tori Scott, is the star witness, but when someone begins killing with Monroe's M.O., the authorities - and Audrey - begin to wonder if Monroe had a partner. Keeping Tori safe is the main concern, but Audrey has also attracted the copy-cat's attention. Audrey is drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse, and when someone close to her is abducted by the killer, she has no choice but to play...

Rick Steves

Rick Steves Snapshot Reykjavik

Cameron Hewitt, Ian Watson, Rick Steves
Authors:
Cameron Hewitt, Ian Watson, Rick Steves

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Reykjavík.In this compact guide, Rick Steves covers everything you need to know about Reykjavík, including tips on arrival, orientation, and transportation. Journey through the era of the Vikings at the Saga Museum, soak in the famous Blue Lagoon Hot Springs, and admire Iceland's classic and modern architecture. Sample deliciously fresh seafood, visit the Icelandic Symphony, and pick up a cozy Nordic sweater as a souvenir. You'll get firsthand advice on how to get the most out of the top sights, along with recommendations for good value hotels and authentic local restaurants. The maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot is a tour guide in your pocket.Rick Steves Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick's up-to-date advice on which sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).

Da Capo Press

Raising the Barre

Lauren Kessler
Authors:
Lauren Kessler

An award-winning author's journey to break out of the expectations of midlife and reclaim the daring of her girlhood by dancing in the world's most popular ballet, The Nutcracker, with a professional company.Like generations of little girls, Lauren Kessler fell in love with ballet the first time she saw The Nutcracker, and from that day, at age five, she dreamed of becoming a ballerina. But when she was twelve, her very famous ballet instructor crushed those dreams-along with her youthful self-assurance-and she stepped away from the barre.Fast forward four decades. Lauren-suddenly, powerfully, itchingly restless at midlife-embarks on a "Transcontinental Nutcracker Binge Tour," where attending a string of performances in Chicago, New York, Boston, and San Francisco reignites her love affair with the ballet-and fuels her girlhood dream.What ensues is not only a story about The Nutcracker itself, but also an inside look at the seemingly romantic-but oh-so-gritty-world of ballet, about all that happens away from the audience's eye that precedes the magic on stage. It is a tale told from the perspective of someone who not only loves it, but is also seeking to live it. Lauren's quest to dance The Nutcracker with the Eugene Ballet Company tackles the big issues: fear, angst, risk, resilience, the refusal to "settle in" to midlife, the refusal to become yet another Invisible Woman. It is also a very funny, very real look at what it's like to push yourself further than you ever thought you could go-and what happens when you get there.

Redhook

Three Strikes

Kate Kessler
Authors:
Kate Kessler

Thanksgiving is approaching, and Audrey Harte has a lot to be thankful for -- her mother has recovered from surgery, her relationship with Jake is solid, her father is relatively sober, and her career is evolving in an exciting direction. So when an 18-year-old girl turns up on her mother's doorstep, claiming to be the daughter Maggie Jones gave up for adoption, Audrey is amazed. As Audrey helps the girl discover where she came from, people in the little town of Edgeport think she should leave the past alone, and they let her know through threatening messages and phone calls. Soon, Audrey realizes that it doesn't matter how well you think you know someone -- you don't know what they're capable of until their secrets are threatened...

Orbit US

It Takes One

Kate Kessler
Authors:
Kate Kessler

They say there are no secrets in a small town...Criminal psychologist Audrey Harte is returning home after seven years. She'll have to face the whispers and the rumors that have haunted her family since she left. Because when Audrey was thirteen, she and her best friend Maggie killed Maggie's abusive father. Her first night back in town ends in a fight with a drunken Maggie, with her old crush Jake to witness it all. Audrey can't believe it can get worse. Then Maggie turns up dead. Now, Audrey has to find out who the murderer is - before everyone decides that she is to blame. And before the murderer can set their sights on her.

Piatkus

Jacky Boy

Ken McCoy
Authors:
Ken McCoy

On the day of his dad's funeral, ten-year-old Jacky Gaskell meets Frank McGovern for the first time. For when Frank is hanged for a murder he did not commit, Jacky's mother Maureen feels she must tell Jacky the truth: Frank was his real father. On the day of the execution Maureen loses the only man she ever truly loved and must now raise her three children, Brian, Ellie and Jacky, alone. Once the scandal gets out, there is little sympathy from the neighbours, and Jacky has a hard time at the local school from children and teachers alike. And there is little comfort to be had at home as Brian suddenly turns against his younger brother, constantly provoking arguments and fights. Although he only met Frank briefly, Jacky is convinced he was innocent and feels duty bound to clear his name. Enlisting the help of his sister Ellie, the pair embark on a series of plans and stunts to bring the real killer to justice. However, when their actions backfire, they not only attract the attention of the police, but the more sinister attentions of the real murderer, who will stop at nothing to silence the Gaskells.

How To Books

Start and Run a Successful Complementary Therapy Business

Jackie James
Authors:
Jackie James

Being a great therapist and being a good business person require different skills. This book will help you as a therapist - new, or experienced - to concentrate on the things you need to do to make your business a success and avoid making costly mistakes along the way. It will help you understand the business you are entering into, decide what products and therapies you will offer, and how to differentiate yourself from the competition so that new clients will choose you. You will also discover how to: - identify your potential clients and market your business to them - choose the best business model for you to use, work out your costs and set your prices - produce a business plan which you can use continually to review how your business has progressed - keep efficient records of payments and outgoings - use the internet to effectively market your services and make full use of free marketing - prioritise the tasks you need to complete in setting up your business. This comprehensive and accessible book includes case studies and examples, plus exercises to help you follow the steps needed to start and run your business. With it you will build your business on solid foundations and go on to develop a thriving therapy practice.Contents: 1. All about you; 2. Location; 3. Clients; 4. Competitors; 5. Promotion; 6. Your plan for promotion; 7. Setting up your business; 8. Costs and pricing; 9. Forecasting and finance; 10. Running your business; 11. Your Set-up and action plan; 12. And finally; Additional Information Sheet 1 - Evaluation List; Additional; Information Sheet 2 - Letter to PTA; Additional Information Sheet 3 -Taster Treatment Booking Form; Additional Information 4 - Medical Questionnaire; Useful Websites; Index.

Piatkus

Hotter Than Hell

Jackie Kessler
Authors:
Jackie Kessler

Daunuan was never the ambitious type. There's so much to love about his job just the way it is - mind-blowing sexual prowess, the power to seduce any human, excellent dental plan. But now Pan, the King of Lust, has offered to make Daun his right-hand incubus - a position other demons would give their left horn for. All he has to do is entice a soul destined for heaven into a damnable act of lust. Should take, oh, seven minutes, tops.Then he meets his target, Virginia Reed. She's cute. Funny. Smart. Unfathomably resistant to his charms. He can't understand it. But Duan has centuries of seduction to his credit. Sooner or later, he tells himself, he'll transform this polar ice-cap of a female into a pool of molten desire...Meanwhile, he has to deal with a plague of rogue demons. Hell-bent on taking him down, sent by an unknown enemy with a serious grudge. And one other problem: the dawning realisation that he's falling in love - that unholiest of four-letter words - with the woman he's about to doom for all eternity...

Piatkus

The Road To Hell

Jackie Kessler
Authors:
Jackie Kessler

Jesse may no longer be a soul-stealing succubus, but she's got a Hell of a past. She'd love to come clean to her sweet, super-hot boyfriend Paul but how exactly does a girl start that conversation? There's no name tag that reads: "I Used to Have Sex with Men before Taking Their Souls to the Lake of Fire - Ask Me How!" Just like some people are worth being monogamous for (shudder), some secrets are worth keeping. Like the fact that bad boy incubus Daunuan keeps popping up from the Underworld to put some toe-curling moves on her; that her former associates are trying to strong-arm her back into the fold; and that every supernatural entity on the planet seems to want to have a conversation with her in the bathroom. But someone in the Underworld isn't ready to play nice, and this time, the stakes are nothing less than Paul's immortal soul. If Hell wants Jesse back so badly, they've got her. But payback's a bitch, and this bitch is about to rock Hell like a hurricane - or lose her soul trying...

Piatkus

Hell's Belles

Jackie Kessler
Authors:
Jackie Kessler

Once upon a time, Jezebel was a powerful succubus, capable of seducing men and sucking out their souls. But that was before Hell put a bounty on her head. Now her only chance to escape a fate far worse than death is to live as a mortal, losing herself in a sea of unfamiliar humanity, in a place where sinners walk hand-in-hand with saints - a place like Belle's strip club in New York City. Working as an exotic dancer is a piece of cake for a former demon that once specialised in sex. But she hadn't counted on meeting sexy Paul Hamilton, a man haunted by his past. Goodbye, succubus; hello, love struck. Learning all about how complicated - and pleasurable - love can be, Jezebel thinks she's turned her back on Hell. But Hell hasn't stopped looking for her as the secrets Jezebel holds are the most dangerous of all. Demons are closing in, which is enough to make Jezebel shiver in her G-string. But it's her love for Paul that's going to have deadly consequences . . .

Piatkus

Shades Of Night

Jackie Kessler, Caitlin Kittredge
Authors:
Jackie Kessler, Caitlin Kittredge

When Jet and Iridium - best friends turned enemies - came together to bring down a supervillain, they inadvertently destroyed the secret Corp-Co transmitter, whose frequency kept the New Chicago's heroes of in-line - and sane. Now the city is plunged into chaos as these heroes are suddenly the biggest threat. Corp-Co brings in a new Squadron from India - but when heroes are tied into a system of sponsorship, only money, and not a sense of duty, can persuade them to save the day. As they haggle, Everyman sets out to destroy the powers with a group of enhanced super-soldiers, and the mysterious villain Doctor Hypnotic is lulling heroes and supervillains alike into his seductive web - a dream-world where everything is perfect, but nothing is real. Once again Jet and Iridium are forced to set aside their hatred of each other to do what they were born to do: save the world.

Piatkus

Black And White

Jackie Kessler, Caitlin Kittredge
Authors:
Jackie Kessler, Caitlin Kittredge

Jet, the darling good girl of the city, uses her shadow-power to battle the forces of evil. But her shadows also mask the fierce demons that only she, her mentor, and her former best friend - and now arch-nemesis - know about.Iridium is that former best friend: able to wield the power of light, she trained as a hero only to become one of the most infamous villains in the city - for what she feels are truly heroic reasons.Alternating between the present-day threat and their past exploits as friends, and later rivals, at the Superhero Academy, the novel brings these two women to vivid life, portraying the complexities of being a true hero in a world determined to categorise you in a neat box of good or evil - black or white.

How To Books

85 Inspiring Ways to Market Your Small Business, 2nd Edition

Jackie Jarvis
Authors:
Jackie Jarvis

The book sets out to be your own, pocket, marketing consultant - without the expense. Not only does it offer some great ideas but it explains how each idea will benefit your business, what you need to do to make it work, and how you can apply it to your own business immediately. Through a series of special response questions it cleverly gets across marketing ideas in combination with the vital thinking behind their application. Furthermore, it does so in a way that transfers 'ownership' of these strategies to you the business manager so that you feel thoroughly motivated and inspired to act. Whether you run a product or service-led business, it will help you to: - Understand your market place, your competition and your customer - Create a clear and focused business proposition - Develop credible marketing messages that attract your target customer - Decide on the most effective marketing methods for your business - Attract new customers, and boost business with existing customers - Build your business profile so that it's always working for you - Sell yourself and your business with ease and confidence - Complete your marketing plan and create a successful marketing system The ideas are presented separately in bite-sized chunks so that you can devote just a little thinking and reflection time to each one before - most importantly - making it all happen.Contents: About the Author; Prace; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. How to get started - evaluating where you are now; Chapter 3. Getting clear about where you're going; Chapter 4. Understanding your marketplace and your competition; Chapter 5. Understanding your customer; Chapter 6. Creating solid foundations; Chapter 7. Getting the price right; Chapter 8. Developing your marketing message; Chapter 9. Determining your marketing methods; Chapter 10. Marketing methods that boost business with existing customers; Chapter 11. Marketing methods that attract new customers; Chapter 12. Profile building marketing; Chapter 13. Selling your services; Chapter 14. Completing your marketing plan; Chapter 15. The simple things that make a big difference; Chapter 16. Creating a marketing system; Chapter 17. Making it happen.

How To Books

Coaching Skills for Leaders in the Workplace

Jackie Arnold
Authors:
Jackie Arnold
How To Books

Raise Your Glasses Please!

Jackie Arnold
Authors:
Jackie Arnold
How To Books

How To Find Work When You're 50+

Jackie Sherman
Authors:
Jackie Sherman

This book will help if you want to: find work but feel your age may be a limiting factor; and concentrate your job-hunting efforts in areas that genuinely welcome older people. Use it to: present your past experience in the best light; find places that advertise jobs specifically to older people; learn how to use modern technology to apply on-line or send off your details electronically; answer difficult questions on application forms or during interviews; prepare for telephone interviews; layout your letters and CVs most effectively; discover what changes are taking place to pension law and to age discrimination legislation; and identify a range of alternatives to conventional employment including running your own business or voluntary work.Contents: 1. Working with a computer 2. Knowing what you want to do 3. Finding vacancies 4. Is this the right job for you? 5. Applying in writing 6. Producing a CV 7. Application forms 8. Online applications 9. Convincing at interview 10. Should you take the job? 11. Glossary of job hunting terms

PublicAffairs

A Question Of Intent

David Kessler
Authors:
David Kessler

Jackie Kessler and Caitlin Kittredge

Jackie Kessler lives in Upstate New York with her husband, two children, two cats, and about 9,000 comics. Caitlin Kittredge lives in Washington and is the proud owner of an English degree, two cats, a morbid imagination, a taste for black clothing, punk rock, and comic books.

Kate Kessler

As a child Kate Kessler seemed to have a knack for finding trouble, and for it finding her. A former delinquent, Kate now prefers to write about trouble rather than cause it, and spends her day writing about why people do the things they do. She lives in New England with her husband.