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SAT Essay Writing Guide with Sample Prompts von Vibrant Publishers (Vibrant Publishers)

Beschreibung:

  • Overview of the SAT test and its scoring pattern


  • Comprehensive guide for the SAT Essay section


  • Effective strategies for mastering the SAT essay


  • Pre-writing guidelines and sample essay for sixteen sample prompts


  • SAT Essay Writing Guide with Sample Prompts is your guide to a perfect SAT essay score. The proven way to get that perfect score on the SAT essay is through lots and lots of practice; this book offers exactly that! It has sixteen sample prompts in line with the SAT guidelines, followed by passages from high-quality published source, pre-writing guidance, plenty of strategies and a sample essay response. Besides the sample prompts, the book provides information about the revised SAT test and its scoring process. It also includes detailed guidance on the new SAT essay section: why the essay should be taken, format of the essay tasks, how to develop a top-scoring essay, scoring mechanism and effective strategies for mastering the SAT essay.

    All this makes SAT Essay Writing Guide with Sample Prompts a comprehensive essay writing guide and a must-have resource for those aspiring to crack the SAT essay.

    Includes

  • Complete information about the SAT essay section


  • Sixteen sample prompts with pre-writing guidance and sample essay responses


  • Passages adapted from high-quality published material


  • Strategies and Tips for high scores


  • About Test Prep Series

    The focus of the Test Prep Series is to make test preparation streamlined and fruitful for competitive exam aspirants. Students preparing for the entrance exams now have access to the most comprehensive series of prep guides for GRE, GMAT and SAT preparation. All the books in this series are thoroughly researched, frequently updated and packed with relevant content. These have been prepared by authors with more than 10 years experience in the field. The simple and well organized format of the books in this series makes studying more efficient and effective.

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    Any Other World Will Do von Alex Lubertozzi (Top Five Books)

    Beschreibung: In a chance encounter on the overnight train from Paris to Barcelona, Vikram Bhat stumbles across a promising new recruit. Miles Townsend, an 18-year-old kid running away from a past he’d just as soon forget, is drawn to the older Indian man, dazzled by Barcelona, and smitten with the Hotel Kashmir’s bartender, Anna de Wit, a Surinamese grad student with a genius for languages and Vikram’s first recruit.

    Miles and Anna have no idea they’re being recruited. They have no idea that Vikram is neither an Indian nor a man, or that he’s a few thousand light-years from home. He has a lot of secrets, it turns out. But he means well. When a series of bad decisions reveals the fact that Vikram isn’t the only one light-years from home—and this other one does not mean well—Miles and Anna become unwitting ambassadors to Vikram’s world, a place where the locals haven’t got their shit together any better than the people of Earth.

    A unique coming-of-age story, Any Other World Will Do is inventive, irreverent science fiction, a wry commentary on the primal urge to flee our troubles and the romantic way we remember the journey.

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    The Stranger Behind You von Carol Goodman (William Morrow)

    Beschreibung: Two-time Mary Higgins Clark Award-Winning Author!

    In the tradition of Daphne du Maurier and Shari Lapena, comes the newest mystery thriller from New York Times bestselling author Carol Goodman—a twisty, chilling story set in a former Magdalen Laundry in Manhattan that explores today’s #MeToo complexities.

    "In a twisting, mesmerizing story that is as beautifully written as it is utterly propulsive, Goodman keeps us breathlessly turning the pages right to the shocking and poignant end. I absolutely loved this layered and moving novel!”
    —Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions on the 7:45

    You’re never really alone


    Journalist Joan Lurie has written a seething article exposing a notorious newspaper tycoon as a sexual predator. But the night it goes live, she is brutally attacked. Traumatized and suffering the effects of a concussion, she moves into a highly secure apartment in Manhattan called the Refuge, which was at one time a Magdalen Laundry. Joan should be safe here, so how can she explain the cryptic incidents that are happening?

    Lillian Day is Joan’s new 96-year-old neighbor at the Refuge. In 1941, Lillian witnessed a mysterious murder that sent her into hiding at the Magdalen Laundry, and she hasn’t come out since. As she relates to Joan her harrowing story, Joan sees striking similarities to her own past.

    Melissa Osgood, newly widowed and revengeful, has burning questions about her husband’s recent death. When she discovers a suspicious paper trail that he left behind, she realizes how little she knew about her marriage. But it seems Joan Lurie might be the one who has the answers.



    As these three lives intersect, each woman must stay one step ahead of those who are desperate to make sure the truth is never uncovered.

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    Chevrolet Trucks 1955–1959: How to Build & Modify von Dennis W. Parks (CarTech Books)

    Beschreibung: Rebuild and modify your 1955–1959 Chevrolet truck with today’s best parts!Regardless of your automotive taste, there is almost always a need for a shop truck to chase parts, use as a tow vehicle, or use for household chores that require a trip to the farm-and-home store. Pickup trucks have always been popular, but that is true now more than ever. Plus, they hold their own as hot rods as well!Many vintage trucks can still be found in their original condition. Unlike years ago, the automotive aftermarket has now realized the popularity of these trucks. Whether you plan to restore one as a mild custom or go all out, the necessary parts are available, which makes it easier to achieve your dream regardless of your skills or budget.Veteran how-to book author Dennis W. Parks resurrects a 1955 Chevy pickup as the subject of Chevrolet Trucks: 1955-1959 Build & Modify to be used as a daily driver. Starting with a classic-styled work truck, he updates it with creature comforts that are found in new vehicles—those that the average hot rodder can still maintain without having an electronics degree.Everything is covered, including updating the front and rear suspension as well as installing disc brakes to provide a good foundation for your project. Body repair and modifications (including installing patch panels, power windows, rotary door latches, and a stylish third brake light) are next. Interior components (including the latest creature comforts) that provide safety and convenience are examined. Mechanical components (such as the engine, transmission, steering, cooling, and wiring) are included as well. Everything you need to know to build a safe and reliable pickup truck is included in this book. Most of the work featured is performed in a home garage, which proves that you can build a decent truck within the confines of a two-car garage without paying a fortune in labor.

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    A Christmas in the Alps von Melody Carlson (Revell)

    Beschreibung: When Simone Winthrop discovers a letter from her great-grandmother hinting that she's heir to a family treasure, she travels to France at Christmastime to stake her claim. With the help of a charming clockmaker she meets along the way, she just may uncover the truth behind this mysterious inheritance . . . and a bit more she hadn't bargained for.

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    A Midnight Dance von Joanna Davidson Politano (Revell)

    Beschreibung: As Ella strives to keep her place in a struggling ballet company, the tragic story of another dancer seems to haunt her every step. If Ella can discover the truth of what happened, perhaps she can be free of the story and learn how to dance and live with the freedom that makes her story her own.

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    Blue Madagascar von Andrew Kaplan (BookWhisperer)

    Beschreibung: Offering hard copies EXCLUSIVELY to Library Thing reviewers!

    A candidate's suicide
    A death on the French Riviera
    And a secret men will kill for

    A candidate for U.S. President, ahead in the polls and about to win the election, suddenly commits suicide. No one knows why. A mysterious woman the media has dubbed "the Invisible Woman" may hold the key.

    During a botched jewel heist on the French Riviera, an American bystander is killed. This death triggers a worldwide hunt by intelligence agencies for something the dead American left behind - a secret so explosive they will let nothing get in their way.

    U.S. Homeland Security Special Agent Casey Ramirez is a young woman with a troubled past. On the trail of a human trafficking ring, she uncovers a clue involving the dead American in France. The discovery catapults her into a deadly cat-and-mouse chase across Europe to find the dead man's secret before it's too late.

    A secret that threatens the foundations of the American government.

    Master storyteller Andrew Kaplan weaves these disparate elements into a stunning tale of international intrigue.

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    God's Coming to Visit! von Franz Hübner (Flyaway Books)

    Beschreibung: The news spreads like lightning: God’s coming to visit! All the animals want to do something to impress God. But what could possibly be special enough? And when will God arrive?

    With sensitivity and humor, this story explores the nature of God’s presence and love, affirming that although God may not appear in the ways we expect, we can always be certain that God is with us.

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    Liberty's Civil Rights Road Trip von Michael W. Waters (Flyaway Books)

    Beschreibung: Time to board the bus! Liberty and her friend Abdullah, with their families and a diverse group of passengers, head off to their first stop: Jackson, Mississippi. Next on their map are Glendora, Memphis, Birmingham, Montgomery, and finally Selma, for a march across the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge.

    As told through the innocent view of a child, Liberty’s Civil Rights Road Trip serves as an early introduction to places, people, and events that transformed history. The story is inspired by an actual journey led by author Michael W. Waters, bringing together a multigenerational group to witness key locations from the civil rights movement. An author’s note and more information about each stop on Liberty’s trip offer ways for adults to expand the conversation with young readers.

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    Since You've Been Gone von Tari Faris (Revell)

    Beschreibung: Leah Williams returns to Heritage determined to try again with her business. When she discovers she'll have to work with Jonathan Kensington, the guy who made her high school years so difficult, sparks fly both in their relationship and in the business.

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    The Healing of Natalie Curtis von Jane Kirkpatrick (Revell)

    Beschreibung: Musician Natalie Curtis is broken by strict training and a lost love. After encountering Native American music, she is determined to save these ancient songs which are being silenced by the government. In doing so, Natalie steps inside the space between the notes to discover something she'd forgotten—music powerful enough to heal. Based on a true story.

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    The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery von Amanda Cox (Revell)

    Beschreibung: For decades, three generations of women of Old Depot Grocery have been keeping secrets from each other. When Sarah returns home with hopes of running the store, the long-buried past will be brought into the light and threaten not only to destroy the family business but sever the family ties.

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    Ken Miles: The Shelby American Years von Dennis Friedman (CarTech Books)

    Beschreibung: Ken Miles is one of the most famous sports car racers in history, and his time at Shelby American was the pinnacle of his career. Ride shotgun with Ken Miles through the twists and turns of Sebring, Laguna Seca, Riverside, and Le Mans as seen through the lens of Shelby American photographer Dave Friedman!The hiring of Ken Miles by Carroll Shelby in February 1963 initiated arguably the greatest pairing of driver/owner partnerships in the history of motorsports. Not only did Shelby hire Competition Manager Ken Miles as an accomplished road racer but also Miles brought professionalism, innovation, and a keen attribute of being able to surround himself with budding, talented individuals.The list of race cars that Ken piloted at Shelby American is nearly unrivaled: the Shelby 289 Cobra, 390 Cobra, 427 Cobra, King Cobra, Shelby Daytona, Mustang GT350R, and Ford GT. Ken dominated the 1964 United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) racing season by winning 8 of 10 races to secure the Manufacturers’ Championship. However, it was at Le Mans where Ken Miles became a worldwide household name.The robbery that was the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans is laid out in excruciatingly accurate detail as Ford royalty Carroll Shelby, Carroll Smith, Homer Perry, Leo Beebe, Charlie Agapiou, Bob Negstad, Carroll Smith, and Peter Miles recall the race and the tragedy that followed two months later. Recapture Ken Miles’s career as told by esteemed Shelby American photographer Dave Friedman in this firsthand account titled Ken Miles: The Shelby American Years!

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    Franklin Endicott and the Third Key von Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick Press)

    Beschreibung: Welcome back to Deckawoo Drive for a sixth endearing installment in the companion series to Kate DiCamillo’s New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson books. Frank Endicott is a worrier. He worries about lions, submarines, black holes, leprosy, and armadillos. He lists his worries alphabetically in a notebook and suffers vivid nightmares that even a certain neighborhood pig can’t dispatch. When he accompanies Eugenia Lincoln on an errand to duplicate a key at her favorite dark and dusty thrift shop, Frank earns fresh cause for alarm. Odd Buddy Lamp, the shop’s proprietor, has sent them home with the original key and its copy. Can Frank come to terms with the mystery without buckling under his mounting dread? With a little help from friends (old and new), hot cocoa, and some classic short stories read aloud, the prognosis is good.

    The latest tale from Deckawoo Drive—and New York Times best-selling creators Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen—is a balm for young worrywarts facing the unknown.

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    The Beatryce Prophecy von Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick Press)

    Beschreibung: In a time of war, a mysterious child appears at the monastery of the Order of the Chronicles of Sorrowing. Gentle Brother Edik finds the girl, Beatryce, curled in a stall, wracked with fever, coated in dirt and blood, and holding fast to the ear of Answelica the goat. As the monk nurses Beatryce to health, he uncovers her dangerous secret, one that imperils them all—for the king of the land seeks just such a girl, and Brother Edik, who penned the prophecy himself, knows why.

    And so it is that a girl with a head full of stories—powerful tales-within-the-tale of queens and kings, mermaids and wolves—ventures into a dark wood in search of the castle of one who wishes her dead. But Beatryce knows that, should she lose her way, those who love her—a wild-eyed monk, a man who had once been king, a boy with a terrible sword, and a goat with a head as hard as stone—will never give up searching for her, and to know this is to know everything. With its timeless themes, unforgettable cast, and magical medieval setting, Kate DiCamillo’s lyrical tale, paired with resonant black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall, is a true collaboration between masters.

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    The Council of Animals von Nick McDonell (Henry Holt and Company)

    Beschreibung: From national bestselling author Nick McDonell, The Council of Animals is a captivating fable for humans of all ages—dreamers and cynics alike—who believe (if nothing else) in the power of timeless storytelling.

    “‘Now,’ continued the cat, ‘there is nothing more difficult than changing an animal’s mind. But I will say, in case I can change yours: humans are more useful to us outside our bellies than in.’”

    Perhaps.

    After The Calamity, the animals thought the humans had managed to do themselves in. But, it turns out, a few are cowering in makeshift villages. So the animals—among them a cat, a dog, a crow, a baboon, a horse, and a bear—have convened to debate whether to help the last human stragglers . . . or to eat them.

    Rest assured, there is a happy ending. Sort of.

    Featuring illustrations by Steven Tabbutt

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    After the Apocalypse von Andrew Bacevich (Henry Holt and Company)

    Beschreibung: A bold and urgent perspective on how American foreign policy must change in response to the shifting world order of the twenty-first century, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Limits of Power and The Age of Illusions.

    The purpose of U.S. foreign policy has, at least theoretically, been to keep Americans safe. Yet as we confront a radically changed world, it has become indisputably clear that the terms of that policy have failed. Washington’s insistence that a market economy is compatible with the common good, its faith in the idea of the “West” and its “special relationships,” its conviction that global military primacy is the key to a stable and sustainable world order—these have brought endless wars and a succession of moral and material disasters.

    In a bold reconception of America’s place in the world, informed by thinking from across the political spectrum, Andrew J. Bacevich—founder and president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, a bipartisan Washington think tank dedicated to foreign policy—lays down a new approach—one that is based on moral pragmatism, mutual coexistence, and war as a last resort. Confronting the threats of the future—accelerating climate change, a shift in the international balance of power, and the ascendance of information technology over brute weapons of war—his vision calls for nothing less than a profound overhaul of our understanding of national security.

    Crucial and provocative, After the Apocalypse sets out new principles to guide the once-but-no-longer sole superpower as it navigates a transformed world.

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    Day Hikes in Washington State von Don J. Scarmuzzi (West Margin Press)

    Beschreibung: Featuring 90 hikes in the state of Washington, this guidebook for hiking enthusiasts of all levels shares the best views and insider tips for every trail, complete with full-color photographs and maps. Day Hikes in Washington State offers a unique perspective for each hike, taking you to the best views and favorite trails just a few hours from Seattle and Portland. Author Don Scarmuzzi includes specific trail features of each route—elevation, distance, duration, difficulty, general trip report—along with detailed descriptions and personal tips of his own. Find trails in and all around the state, including:

    • Mount Rainier
    • Olympic Peninsula
    • Snoqualmie Region–Alpine Lakes Wilderness
    • Central Cascades–Enchantments
    • Sky Valley
    • Northern Cascades
    Throw this book in your bag as you set out on the trail for some good hiking and beautiful nature views. Find more Pacific Northwest trails in Don Scarmuzzi’s other books, Day Hikes in the Columbia River Gorge and Day Hikes in the Pacific Northwest.

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    Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People von Kekla Magoon (Candlewick Press)

    Beschreibung: In this comprehensive, inspiring, and all-too-relevant history of the Black Panther Party, Kekla Magoon introduces readers to the Panthers’ community activism, grounded in the concept of self-defense, which taught Black Americans how to protect and support themselves in a country that treated them like second-class citizens. For too long the Panthers’ story has been a footnote to the civil rights movement rather than what it was: a revolutionary socialist movement that drew thousands of members—mostly women—and became the target of one of the most sustained repression efforts ever made by the U.S. government against its own citizens.

    Revolution in Our Time puts the Panthers in the proper context of Black American history, from the first arrival of enslaved people to the Black Lives Matter movement of today. Kekla Magoon’s eye-opening work invites a new generation of readers grappling with injustices in the United States to learn from the Panthers’ history and courage, inspiring them to take their own place in the ongoing fight for justice.

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    Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist von Marc Ribot (Akashic Books)

    Beschreibung: Iconoclastic guitar player Marc Ribot offers up essays and stories in this darkly funny and subversive debut collection.

    Throughout his genre-defying career as one of the most innovative musicians of our time, iconoclastic guitar player Marc Ribot has consistently defied expectation at every turn. Here, in his first collection of writing, we see that same uncompromising sensibility at work as he playfully interrogates our assumptions about music, life, and death. Through essays, short stories, and the occasional unfilmable film “mistreatment” that showcase the sheer range of his voice, Unstrung captures an artist whose versatility on the page rivals his dexterity onstage.

    In the first section of the book, “Lies and Distortion,” Ribot turns his attention to his instrument—“my relation to the guitar is one of struggle; I’m constantly forcing it to be something else”—and reflects on his influences (and friends) like Robert Quine (The Voidoids) and producer Hal Willner (Saturday Night Live), while delivering an impassioned plea on behalf of artists’ rights. Elsewhere, we glimpse fragments of Ribot’s life as a traveling musician—he captures both the monotony of touring as well as small moments of beauty and despair on the road. In the heart of the collection, “Sorry, We’re Experiencing Technical Difficulties,” Ribot offers wickedly humorous short stories that synthesize the best elements of the Russian absurdist tradition with the imaginative heft of George Saunders. Taken together, these stories and essays cement Ribot’s position as one of the most dynamic and creative voices of our time.

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    Tooth of the Covenant von Norman Lock (Bellevue Literary Press)

    Beschreibung: Nathaniel Hawthorne pens a new tale to exact revenge on his ancestor, a notorious judge of the Salem witch trials

    Best known for his novel The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne was burdened by familial shame, which began with his great-great-grandfather John Hathorne, the infamously unrepentant Salem witch trial judge. In this, the eighth stand-alone book in The American Novels series, we witness Hawthorne writing a tale entitled Tooth of the Covenant, in which he sends his fictional surrogate, Isaac Page, back to the year 1692 to save Bridget Bishop, the first person executed for witchcraft, and rescue the other victims from execution. But when Page puts on Hathorne’s spectacles, his worldview is transformed and he loses his resolve. As he battles his conscience, he finds that it is his own life hanging in the balance.

    An ingenious and profound investigation into the very notion of universal truth and morality, Tooth of the Covenant probes storytelling’s depths to raise history’s dead and assuage the persistent ghost of guilt.

    “A distinctive and ambitious foray into literary history.” —Kirkus Reviews

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    Yearning for the Sea von Esther Seligson (Frayed Edge Press)

    Beschreibung: First English-language edition of Esther Seligson's Sed de Mar, translated by Selma Marks. Seligson’s feminist retelling of Homer’s Odyssey centers Penelope and her feelings of loss and desire. iYearning for the Sea picks up the story at the point of Ulysses' return to his wife Penelope, twenty years after the destruction of Troy. He has faced a long struggle to overcome the obstacles interposed by the gods against his return, while she has worked to hold off her obligation to remarry and provide Ithaca with a new ruler.

    What did this twenty-year separation mean to this man and this woman who, after having loved each other in the flower of their youth, are now re-encountering one another as strangers marked by the separation itself? That is the portal through which Esther Seligson enters into a confessional world of the senses, of sexual desire, of love and its absence, of loneliness, and of nostalgia for lost time and lost youth.

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    The Ghettobirds von Bryant O'Hara (Frayed Edge Press)

    Beschreibung: The Ghettobirds presents thirty works of speculative poetry that celebrate the ability of humanity to adapt to, surpass, and possibly transcend its environment and its origins. Sprinkled throughout this Afrofuturist collection are a series of recurring characters called the Ghettobirds, cybernetic beings created out of a technological singularity event that occurs in a slum. These beings exist to help humanity change itself so that, in time, it will have the capacity to leave its home world. O’Hara works with a love of both the natural and the artificial world, and uses rhythm and cadence to compress thought into images of just how strange our experiences can become as we learn to shape—and be shaped by—both worlds.

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    The Weight of Air: A Story of the Lies about Addiction and the Truth about Recovery von David Poses (Sandra Jonas Publishing)

    Beschreibung: “Soulful, achingly honest . . . A potent addition to the literature on drug addiction and recovery.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred)

    In this groundbreaking memoir, David Poses chronicles his struggle to overcome depression and heroin addiction. By age nineteen, he’d been through medical detox, inpatient rehab, twelve-step programs, and a halfway house. He saw his drug use as a symptom of depression, but the experts insisted that addiction was the problem. Over the next thirteen years, he went from one relapse to the next, drowning in guilt, shame, and secrets, until he finally found an evidence-based treatment that not only saved his life, but helped him thrive.

    With grit, humor, and brutal honesty, David’s story exposes the danger in traditional recovery models: they actually increase stigma and the risk of overdose, relapse, and death. As depression and addiction rates skyrocket and overdose fatalities surge, The Weight of Air is a scathing indictment of our failed response to the opioid crisis—and proof that success is possible.

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    Cyprus Kiss von Murray Bailey (Heritage Books)

    Beschreibung: A cry for help, but are they the words of a victim or thriller.

    It’s 1948 and military investigator Ash Carter has arrived in Cyprus.
    A gang has been operating for two years, leaving a mark known to police as the kiss of death. Is a mysterious message something to do with them? And why ask him for help?
    he soon realizes it's personal and in a race against time, Carter must work out the connection between the gang, the missing woman and another murder before it’s too late.

    This is book one of a new series.

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    Needlework von Julia Watts (Three Rooms Press)

    Beschreibung: While other sixteen-year-old boys in Morgan, Kentucky, love hunting and football, Kody prefers to spend his time quilting with his grandmother (“Nanny”), watching Golden Girls reruns, and listening to old Dolly Parton albums. Nanny is Kody’s main caregiver, but it takes both Nanny and Kody to take care of Kody’s mother, whose drug problem is spinning out of control. Between looking after Mommy and trying to survive in a place that doesn’t look kindly on feminine boys, Kody already has a hard time making sense of his life. But then he uncovers a family secret that will change everything. Young Adult (Age 16+)

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    The Promise Witch von Celine Kiernan (Candlewick Press)

    Beschreibung: Third in a darkly enchanting trilogy after Begone the Raggedy Witches and The Little Grey Girl, The Promise Witch opens in a time of heat and thirst. The deposed old tyrant of a queen sent a cursed winter to bury Witches Borough in snow. Months later, the clouds have vanished, but an equally cursed drought has settled over the castle and its river, now bone-dry. Witches Borough is dying, and though Mup is the pathfinder, the stitcher of worlds, is she strong enough to mend a scorched landscape and bring the water home? Enter a raggedy witch trailing a storm of ashes: Magda, Crow’s mother. She wants Mup to fulfill a promise. She wants Mup to help her. And woe betide any who stand in her way. Irish storyteller Celine Kiernan’s breathtaking tale of family, loyalty, and risk caps a timeless trilogy brimming with drama and danger—and heartbreaking resonance to the struggles of today.

    The Wild Magic trilogy culminates in a middle-grade fantasy adventure about witches, courage, community, and the terrors of sudden climate change.

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    Tink and Wendy von Kelly Ann Jacobson (Three Rooms Press)

    Beschreibung: What happens when Tinker Bell is in love with both Peter Pan and Wendy? In this sparkling re-imagining of Peter Pan, Peter and Wendy’s granddaughter Hope Darling finds the reclusive Tinker Bell squatting at the Darling mansion in order to care for the graves of her two lost friends after a love triangle gone awry. As Hope wins the fairy’s trust, Tink tells her the truth about Wendy and Peter—and her own role in their ultimate fate. Told in three alternating perspectives—past, present, and excerpts from a book called Neverland: A History written by Tink’s own fairy godmother—this queer adaptation is for anyone who has ever wondered if there might have been more to the story of Tinker Bell and the rest of the Peter Pan legend. Young Adult (Age 14+)

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    Venice Beach: A Novel von William Mark Habeeb (Rootstock Publishing)

    Beschreibung: It’s 1968. A thirteen-year-old loner flees his abusive father and alcoholic mother for the lure of sunny California. He barely survives alone on the streets of Los Angeles, conversing with the ghost of his beloved dog and trying to avoid the police, until a fateful encounter leads him to the bohemian community of Venice Beach, known at the time as the “Slum-by-the-Sea.” He renames himself Moon, symbolizing his quest for something that will shine light on him, just as the sun illumines the moon.

    Over the next two years he struggles with first loves, confusion over his sexual identity, painful rejections, drug use, and haunting flashbacks from his childhood. As cultural upheaval over the Vietnam War rages, Moon assembles a new family of his own making, only to make a shocking and unexpected discovery that upends who he thought he was.

    "Venice Beach" is a moving tale of the resilience of youth and the importance of reflecting on our stories.

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    Atoms von Mary Wissinger (Science, Naturally!)

    Beschreibung: Atoms are the essential building blocks for everything in the universe! From the water you drink, to the hair on your head, and the book in your hands — they're all made out of the exact same atoms! Basic Chemistry has never been such fun.



    Spark scientific curiosity in kids of all ages! Learn about some of the most fundamental concepts in science BEFORE the social pressure and intimidation of formal schooling. Let your imagination roam while you and your kiddo ponder what’s it like to live inside an atom!

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    Atoms / Los átomos von Mary Wissinger (Science, Naturally!)

    Beschreibung: Atoms are the essential building blocks for everything in the universe! From the water you drink, to the hair on your head, and the book in your hands — they're all made out of the exact same atoms! Basic Chemistry has never been such fun.

    Spark scientific curiosity in kids of all ages! Learn about some of the most fundamental concepts in science BEFORE the social pressure and intimidation of formal schooling. Let your imagination roam while you and your kiddo ponder what’s it like to live inside an atom!



    Los átomos son los bloques de construcción esenciales para todas las cosas en el universo. Desde el agua que toma hasta el cabello en su cabeza y el libro que tiene en las manos: todo está hecho con los mismos átomos. ¡La química básica nunca ha sido tan divertida!

    ¡Inspire la curiosidad científica en los niños de todas las edades! Aprenda sobre algunos de los conceptos más fundamentales en las ciencias ANTES de que se presente la presión social y la intimidación del aprendizaje formal. ¡Deje volar su imaginación mientras usted y su hijo se preguntan cómo sería vivir dentro de un átomo!

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    Code Name Danger von Brian Hawkins (Jolly Fish Press)

    Beschreibung: As Will arrives on the Code Name Danger set, he’s eager to jump into filming—and to learn what it means to be a real-life secret agent. The cool gadgets, the flashy moves—Will wants them all. But when a villain from the Code Name Danger book series shows up in real life, threatening to rewrite history, Will is launched into his first mission. Fiction and fact are blurring, and it will take all Will’s training—and the help of partner Fresca, tech whiz Jarvis, and spymaster Ms. Z—to piece together the villain’s identity and stop him.

    Will Washington plays a secret agent in the hit kids’ TV show Code Name Danger, based on the bestselling book series. What no one realizes is that he’s also a real-life undercover spy. Juggling filming, spy missions, and—ugh!—schoolwork is tough business. But Agent Danger is up for the task!

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    Double Agent von Brian Hawkins (Jolly Fish Press)

    Beschreibung: Will was excited to film season two of Code Name Danger and to get his next secret-agent mission. But everything is falling apart: spymaster Ms. Z is nowhere to be found, his friend and partner Fresca isn’t answering his texts, and the two new twin rivals on the TV show are beating Agent Danger in every scene! Something fishy is going on, and Will doesn’t know who to trust. As clues reveal a dastardly, world-threatening plot, he and tech whiz Jarvis will need to act quickly to stop it. But this time, the kids are on their own.

    Will Washington plays a secret agent in the hit kids’ TV show Code Name Danger, based on the bestselling book series. What no one realizes is that he’s also a real-life undercover spy. Juggling filming, spy missions, and—ugh!—schoolwork is tough business. But Agent Danger is up for the task!

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    Imre: A Memorandum von Edward Irenaeus Prime-Stevenson (West Margin Press)

    Beschreibung: This is not a story of love at first sight. It is, however, a story of friendship that leads to an unlikely romance between two professional men. When Oswald, an aristocrat from Britain, meets Imre, a Hungarian military officer, in a Budapest café, they connect over their shared interest in art. Imre: A Memorandum is a novel by Edward Irenaeus Prime-Stevenson.

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    Juana & Lucas: Muchos Changes von Juana Medina (Candlewick Press)

    Beschreibung: Juana’s life in Bogotá, Colombia, is just about perfect. Every now and then a big problema comes along—like having to learn English or Juana’s mami getting remarried—but things eventually settle down, and life goes back to feeling pretty perfect again. But then Mami springs two new sorpresas on Juana. One: Juana will be spending her school break going to skating camp instead of relaxing (even though she doesn’t know how to skate!). Two: Mami is going to have a baby! How can one Juana-size person possibly handle SO. MANY. CHANGES? The answer: with the gentle love of Mami and Luis, the guidance of Juana’s abuelos, the sympathy of newfound friends, the ready ear of her furry amigo Lucas, and Juana’s own expansive heart.

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    Monster Clothes von Daisy Hirst (Candlewick Press)

    Beschreibung: When monsters get up in the morning, they have to find something to wear. Simon wears socks, Darrell puts on a dress, and Terrence tries on a tomato. Meanwhile, Cassie is wearing cars and Lester has on the latest trend: leaves. What can Evie wear to outdo them all? With child-friendly art in the brightest of colors, this whimsical foray into toddler fashion will tickle the fancy of mischievous monsters everywhere.

    What do little monsters like to wear? Daisy Hirst brings her charming wit to a silly board book for the youngest set.

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    Monster Food von Daisy Hirst (Candlewick Press)

    Beschreibung: Some monsters eat peaches. Some monsters eat pears. And then there are monsters who eat only chairs. Some monsters like noodles and some prefer stew, but there’s always that one you’ll see eating a shoe, or . . . a rake? Picky little eaters, adventurous eaters, and born jokesters alike will see themselves in this comedy of cuisine, perfectly suited for the youngest (and hungriest) of listeners.

    What do little monsters like to eat? Daisy Hirst infuses a bright, funny board book with her offbeat charm.

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    Mount Etna Lava Leap von Sean Petrie (Jolly Fish Press)

    Beschreibung: There’s nothing Jett Ryder loves more than the spectacle of freestyle motocross stunts. But he finds a natural marvel almost as amazing when he learns about Mount Etna, a still-active volcano in Italy. He and his best friend Mika want to showcase the volcano’s awesome beauty with his bike’s own power. It’s impossible for Jett to jump over the whole volcano, but Jett and Mika figure out a stunt just as cool. Can Jett soar past the lava in a feat as amazing as the volcano itself?

    Get set . . . for Jett! Jett Ryder is the biggest name in freestyle motocross stunts. Not only can he pull off the biggest air and most death-defying tricks, but his stunts are in extreme places: Niagara Falls, the Space Needle, Mount Etna—even over the wreck of the Titanic. Plus, he’s only twelve years old.

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    Niagara Power Flip von Sean Petrie (Jolly Fish Press)

    Beschreibung: When Jett Ryder arrives at Niagara Falls, he knows he has a lot to prove. Jett needs his next freestyle motocross stunt to be more amazing than ever before. At first, Jett and his best friend Mika aren’t sure what they should do—surely Jett can’t jump all the way over the falls! Then they discover the nearby statue of Nikola Tesla, one of the world’s greatest inventors. As Jett and Mika learn more about Tesla, they come up with an electric idea. Can Jett pull off this never-been-done-before stunt?

    Get set . . . for Jett! Jett Ryder is the biggest name in freestyle motocross stunts. Not only can he pull off the biggest air and most death-defying tricks, but his stunts are in extreme places: Niagara Falls, the Space Needle, Mount Etna—even over the wreck of the Titanic. Plus, he’s only twelve years old.

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    Olive Oh Gets Creative von Tina Kim (Jolly Fish Press)

    Beschreibung: "When Olive Oh’s third-grade teacher announces that the whole school will be having an art show, Olive is thrilled. Being creative is what she does best. Plus, she has just found her lucky red beret. Olive is sure she’ll have all kinds of great ideas. But as the week goes on and Olive sees all the amazing projects her classmates create, she starts having doubts. What if her friends are better artists than she is? Or worse, what if she’s all out of creative ideas?

    Olive Oh is going to be a famous artist when she grows up. Right now, she’s in third grade, using her creative thinking to find solutions to all kinds of problems. Her ideas often lead to unexpected adventures for her family and friends. But as any good artist knows, messiness is often part of the process.
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    Olive Oh Saves Saturday von Tina Kim (Jolly Fish Press)

    Beschreibung: Olive Oh can’t wait to spend a weekend camping with her best friend Marcus Wong and his family. They’ll get to see stars, observe nature, and—best of all—get away from Olive’s older siblings, whose bossy advice is driving her nuts. But a week of rainy weather threatens to cancel Olive’s weekend plans. Will Olive be stuck at home with her crabby siblings? Or can she still find a way to save the day?

    Olive Oh is going to be a famous artist when she grows up. Right now, she’s in third grade, using her creative thinking to find solutions to all kinds of problems. Her ideas often lead to unexpected adventures for her family and friends. But as any good artist knows, messiness is often part of the process.

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    On a Grey Thread von Elsa Gidlow (West Margin Press)

    Beschreibung: On a Grey Thread (1923) is the debut poetry collection of Elsa Gidlow. Written while the poet was living in New York, On a Grey Thread is a groundbreaking work of poetry, the first in North American history to openly express lesbian desire. Both personal and political, Gidlow’s poems express the poet’s complex feelings as a young woman whose political ideology and sexual identity ran counter to the traditional values of her time.

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    Shadowghast von Thomas Taylor (Walker Books US)

    Beschreibung: In this third adventure, shipwrecked orphan Herbert Lemon, Lost-and-Founder at the Grand Nautilus Hotel, must square off with a creature of town lore as he confronts a shadow from his past. While other towns celebrate Halloween, in Eerie-on-Sea it’s Ghastly Night, and a grim spirit in a lantern awaits its moment. Legend has it that if people fail to light manglewick candles on Ghastly Night, and if no showman conjures shadow puppets on the pier as an offering, the insulted Shadowghast will seize and devour the shadows of the living. This year, a professional theater troupe has been summoned, including a raven-haired magician named Caliastra with startling news of Herbie’s origins. No sooner have the players checked into the hotel than townspeople start vanishing into thin air, including the guardian of Herbie’s best friend, Violet Parma. It’s up to Herbie and Violet to separate truth from sleight of hand and solve the mystery of the Shadowghast lantern before darkness swallows them all.

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    Soaring Over The Titanic von Sean Petrie (Jolly Fish Press)

    Beschreibung: In the world of freestyle motocross stunts, Jett Ryder has seen his share of crashes and wrecks. But none of those come close to the biggest wreck in history: the Titanic. Jett and his best friend Mika want to do an amazing trick that pays tribute to those lost. They can’t perform a stunt onto the Titanic itself—the wreckage is all the way at the bottom of the ocean. But could Jett leap over the wreck? Can Jett stay above water in his most daring motocross stunt yet?

    Get set . . . for Jett! Jett Ryder is the biggest name in freestyle motocross stunts. Not only can he pull off the biggest air and most death-defying tricks, but his stunts are in extreme places: Niagara Falls, the Space Needle, Mount Etna—even over the wreck of the Titanic. Plus, he’s only twelve years old.

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    Sona Sharma, Very Best Big Sister? von Chitra Soundar (Candlewick Press)

    Beschreibung: Sona Sharma's house is full of three generations of people who joke often and argue sometimes. Relatives come over unannounced, the phone rings frequently, and friends drop by all the time. Then one day Amma tells Sona that she is going to have a baby. Is that good? Sona isn’t so sure. She doesn’t want to share her room or her things with a new baby, not to mention the attention of Amma, Appa, Thatha, and Paatti. And despite Amma's assurance that the sky always has room for new stars, Sona doesn’t feel stretchy or bighearted like the sky. But when she learns there will be a baby-naming ceremony, she’s determined to find the best name for her new brother or sister—one as nice as her own, a Hindi word for “gold.” Perfectly pitched to young readers, this tale of warming up to change is followed by a glossary of words from India to explore in the story.

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    The Dragon, The Witch and The Thirteen von Flora Beth-Edwards (Hawkwood Books)

    Beschreibung: Ava is a twelve year old girl descended from a line of benevolent witches, blessed with with the Gift of Time. In this, the second of the Fae Sagas, Ava takes centre stage again on her continuing quest to rescue her father from the forces of Darkness and protect the Faery Realms.

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    The Miners' Lament von Judy Dodge Cummings (Jolly Fish Press)

    Beschreibung: It’s 1951, and workers at the Empire Zinc mine in Alba, New Mexico, have been striking for months. Among them is Ana Maria Garcia’s father, who says they may need to sell her vihuela to pay rent. But her vihuela was a gift from her recently deceased mother, and her dream is to be a corridista, a singer of Mexican ballads. As Ana Maria is drawn to the picket line, she is inspired to write a corrido about her mother and the other women of the mining community. An upcoming talent show may be Ana Maria’s chance to earn money for rent and save her vihuela—if she can give voice to the song of her heart.

    It’s the storytellers that preserve a nation’s history. But what happens when some stories are silenced? The I Am America series features fictional stories based on important historical events about people whose voices have been underrepresented, lost, or forgotten over time.

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    The Progress of Our People von Anne E. Johnson (Jolly Fish Press)

    Beschreibung: It’s 1893, and Lorraine Williams can’t wait to attend the Chicago World’s Fair and see her idol, the Black opera singer Sissieretta Jones. But when activist and writer Ida B. Wells urges Black Americans to boycott the fair, Lorraine’s father forbids Lorraine from going. After all, there is no exhibition about the progress that the Black community has made since Emancipation, and the fair has lacked Black representation since it was first being planned. But Lorraine will do anything to see Miss Jones and ensure other Black people can hear Miss Jones sing. What does progress look like if not Sissieretta Jones, who embodies everything Lorraine wants to be?

    It’s the storytellers that preserve a nation’s history. But what happens when some stories are silenced? The I Am America series features fictional stories based on important historical events about people whose voices have been underrepresented, lost, or forgotten over time.

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    The Robber Girl von Franny Billingsley (Candlewick Press)

    Beschreibung: A brilliant puzzle of a book from the author of Chime and The Folk Keeper plunges us into the vulnerable psyche of one of the most memorable unreliable narrators to grace the page in decades. The Robber Girl has a good dagger. Its voice in her head is as sharp as its two edges that taper down to a point. Today, the Robber Girl and her dagger will ride with Gentleman Jack into the Indigo Heart to claim the gold that’s rightfully his. But instead of gold, the Robber Girl finds a dollhouse cottage with doorknobs the size of apple seeds. She finds two dolls who give her three tasks, even though she knows that three is too many tasks. The right number of tasks is two, like Grandmother gave to Gentleman Jack: Fetch unto me the mountain’s gold, to build our city fair. Fetch unto me the wingless bird, and I shall make you my heir. The Robber Girl finds what might be a home, but to fight is easier than to trust when you’re a mystery even to yourself and you’re torn between loyalty and love. The Robber Girl is at once achingly real—wise to the nuances of trauma—and loaded with magic, action, and intrigue. Every sentence shines, sharp as a blade, in a beautifully crafted novel about memory, identity, and the power of language to heal and reconstruct our lives.

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    Threading the Space Needle von Sean Petrie (Jolly Fish Press)

    Beschreibung: Jett Ryder has set his sights on the iconic Space Needle in Seattle. He and his best friend Mika want his next freestyle motocross stunt to be the hugest in the history of the sport. But figuring out the trick is tough—the Space Needle is way too tall to jump! Then Jett and Mika realize that the answer is through, not over. Can Jett take motocross to the next level as he tries to literally thread the Needle?

    Get set . . . for Jett! Jett Ryder is the biggest name in freestyle motocross stunts. Not only can he pull off the biggest air and most death-defying tricks, but his stunts are in extreme places: Niagara Falls, the Space Needle, Mount Etna—even over the wreck of the Titanic. Plus, he’s only twelve years old.

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    A Ring Bear? von Christy Brown (Black Rose Writing)

    Dieses Buch ist ein E-Buch, kein physisches Buch.

    Beschreibung: In this story, a little boy is easily confused when he is asked to be a ring bearer in his aunt’s wedding. To the little boy, all he hears are the words, a ring bear: which causes him to question his role in the wedding.

    This book steps inside the imagination of a little boy as he goes on a journey to find the true meaning of what it takes to be a ring bearer. This makes a great gift for any child asked to be a ring bearer in an upcoming wedding.

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    Boulong's Cheese von Ricky Ginsburg (Black Rose Writing)

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    Beschreibung: The introduction of a successful vaccine against Covid has produced the unintended side effect of rendering all gunpowder in the world inert. Every weapon from a six-shooter to an atom bomb is now useless. Peace has been forced on the planet by a microbe. However, on a fifty-seven-acre island in the middle of the Doubs River that divides France and Switzerland, a dairy farmer's prized cheese spread has gone into short supply and the world is about to go to war over its loss.
    The battle for cheese pits the Queen of England against the new, bald President of the United States, and gives the Pope a way out of an embarrassing video. All the while, Boulong, the producer of the world’s most desired dairy products, must deal with his pregnant girlfriend, boulders falling from the sky, and his missing son.

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    Broken Pieces of God von David B. Seaburn (Black Rose Writing)

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    Beschreibung: Crippling unemployment and a life-threatening illness push Eddy and Gayle toward life’s dark edge where they hope a Statue of Jesus, the IRS, some magical thinking, and family ties will save the day.

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    Divided States von Rick Treon (Black Rose Writing)

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    Beschreibung: In the confusion following a mass shooting, self-destructive Lori Young is kidnapped and told she’s the key to stopping a terrorist plot aimed at reunifying the former United States and restoring its status as a global superpower.

    The group of former CIA officers wants Lori to leverage her ex-husband and his team of former Tier One military operators into hijacking a nuclear weapon, which will be used to destroy the flow of the continent’s most valuable resource and ruin global markets.

    But the terrorists have a traitor in their midst, and together they can help avoid the nuclear strike — if she learns to weaponize her unusual skillset instead of constantly numbing the pain of her troubled past.

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    Dreams of the Moon von Lorina Stephens (Five Rivers Publishing)

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    Beschreibung: A new collection of 10 fantastica short stories by Lorina Stephens. Darkness and light. Wonder and sorrow. The ambiguity, sometimes, of reflected illumination: Dreams of the Moon.

    In this new collection of both previously published and new short fiction, Lorina presents a progression from darker, sometimes horrific stories which explore religious mythology, mental health, and the beloved dead, to the more light-hearted explorations of spirit guides and illustrations made manifest.

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    Finding the Vein von Jennifer Hanlon Wilde (Ooligan Press)

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    Beschreibung: eBook format is .pdf

    Isaac knew Heritage Camp would be different this year: he was different. While he had accepted who he was, he wasn't sure how his peers would feel. What he didn't expect was having to investigate the sudden death of his camp counselor.

    Sergeant Mikie O'Malley is called to work on the case, but she finds herself distracted by the fact that the victim was adopted, reminding her of a recent inheritance that has her questioning what family really means.

    Located outside of Portland, Oregon, Heritage Camp is a summer retreat for adopted international children where adoptees can explore their identities and bond over their shared experiences. When camp counselor Paul goes into fatal anaphylactic shock one evening, everyone believes it to be a tragic accident. But Sergeant Mikie, a former ER nurse, and her new partner Detective Wu aren't so easily convinced. Rumors spread quickly through the camp—everyone is a suspect. Isaac and his new friends share their grief and theories about what really happened, bringing shocking evidence to light. As the detectives and campers each conduct investigations into Paul's death, Heritage Camp's own secrets start to unravel. They soon discover something much more sinister than they ever expected.

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    Flash Point (The Legacy, Book 5) von Luna Joya (City Owl Press)

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    Beschreibung: Banish the demon, stop the prophecy, and do not fall in love. Easy, right? Yeah, not so much.

    Mina Donovan is a woman of many talents. Fire elemental, psychic, Legacy witch, magical asset for an FBI paranormal task force…she does it all. Her latest struggle? Not crushing on her sexy best friend. Logically, she knows they can’t be together. Too bad her heart has never bothered with logic.

    The friend zone is the last place pyro expert Josh wants to be with Mina. Not that he has any choice in the matter. A witch hunter falling for a witch? Not smart. He’ll just have to learn to ignore his attraction to the gorgeous woman who already owns so much of his heart.

    If Mina and Josh have any hope of finding their way to happily ever after, they’ll have to banish an all-powerful demon and take down an evil magical organization. Oh, and they’ll also have to figure out how to stop the prophecy that warns a dragon will consume Mina.

    It’ll take more than magic to fix this supernatural dilemma.

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    From Knowledge to Power: The Comprehensive Handbook for Climate Science and Advocacy von John Perona (Ooligan Press)

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    Beschreibung: eBook format is .pdf

    The Earth is slowly heating up, and only we, as a global community, can stop it—with the knowledge behind what is happening, we can affect change. Using his PhD in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale and his LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from the Northwestern College of Law at Lewis & Clark University, Dr. John Perona takes us on a journey into the science and politics of the climate crisis in From Knowledge to Power: Your Handbook for Climate Science and Advocacy. Perona uses the basic science of climate change, the rise of green technologies, and the political implications of climate science to present a concise guide to the critical facts regarding our climate change. He offers actionable tips for how to engage in advocacy by calling for action at every level—leaders in both science and government, community groups, and individuals like you. Perona offers a grounded, optimistic outlook for humanity, but only if we engage with science and act with knowledge.

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    Grandma's School of Life von Sulara James (Black Rose Writing)

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    Beschreibung: Grandma answers Jacob and Amanda’s questions about God, teaching them about life and the Creator’s unconditional love for all as they learn and grow in this classroom Mother Earth.

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    Honorable Rogue (Blood Rogue, Book 2) von Linda J. Parisi (City Owl Press)

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    Beschreibung: There is the blood and can only ever be the blood. So, how will love survive in a world of pain?

    As a Roman gladiator and slave, vampire Hunter Pierce only knew death and destruction. Never love.

    Dr. Victoria Roberts only knew love and safety, never fear or death, until the day her life was shattered with a home invasion that destroyed her world.

    Now Hunter and Tori’s worlds collide, with Blood Rogues continuing to menace both human and vampire alike.

    Tori is in danger and it’s all Hunter’s fault. To keep watch over the clever scientist, the vampire enlists her to aid in finding a cure for Nirvana, the dangerous poison rogue vampires are using to kill.

    When Tori is kidnapped, Hunter faces his corrupt former master and a race against the clock to save his own life.

    But can a vampire who has only watched out for himself risk his life, and his immortality, for the love of a human?

    Can a woman who has lost everything rebuild her shattered heart with a man who thinks he hasn’t got one?

    Only love, trust, and an Honorable Rogue can save them all.

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    Infernal Chaos - The Apocalypse: Episode Three von David O. Bullock (Black Rose Writing)

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    Beschreibung: A massive natural disaster rocks the entire earth, bringing unparalleled destruction around the globe. As chaos reigns and the Antichrist’s power increases, he hunts down followers of Jesus, mercilessly slaughtering them, trying to halt the spread of their message. Meanwhile, Ben Abramson leads a movement among Jews in Israel, further threatening Aissa Messai’s control and increasing his murderous rampage. Empowered by a diabolical red creature, Messai unites four nations. They form an invincible coalition and unleash infernal chaos on the planet, plunging it into darkness and despair. Their target is Israel, but they must first destroy the country’s most powerful ally: the United States of America. As World War III begins, they bring the nation to its knees and turn their focus toward Israel. Millions die, and not all the Smyrnians survive. In this riveting End Times thriller you will feel the intensity of heart-pounding action and overwhelming emotion.

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    Mission: Impossible to Deny von Jacki Delecki (BookWhisperer)

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    Beschreibung: Mission Impossible to Deny, Book 7, in the Impossible Mission Romantic Suspense Series.

    Each steamy, action-packed standalone romance in the Impossible Mission series delivers a hellaciously stubborn, hot as blazes, alpha male military hero brought to his knees by a fierce, strong, independent woman. Only together can they complete their impossible mission.

    Reeves Hewitt, IT specialist for Jenkins Security, needs no help in preventing cyberattacks. And he definitely doesn’t need another cheating woman in his life… especially know-it-all, CIA agent, Darby Wilson.

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    Next Door Nightmare (Shut Up & Kiss Me, Book 3) von Jaqueline Snowe (City Owl Press)

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    Beschreibung: A millionaire pretending to be a chauffeur to get out of a marriage pact, what could possibly go wrong?

    Eleanora “Nora” Atwood is a spoiled heiress who has never shopped for groceries or paid her own credit card bill. When she wants access to a large portion of her trust, her parents make a decree: to get the money she will have to live in the real world for three months.

    But there is one other way to gain access to the trust—she can marry. All she has to do is cash in the favor Anthony Carter, fellow heir, owes her.

    Fritz—who hasn’t gone by the name Anthony since he broke free of the money world—takes advantage of her lack of recognition when he shows up at the airport after a camping trip and a hiatus from shaving to fetch Nora. When she assumes that he’s the Carter’s chauffer, he rolls with it, not realizing she’s going to be his next door neighbor. Fritz almost got trapped in a loveless marriage once before, and he’s not about to let it happen again.

    Nora couldn’t be more fish out of water, microwaving tin foil and playing audiobooks for her plants. Fritz learns the hard way that opposites attract, as he gets suckered into volunteering to help her navigate her new, cruel world.

    The more time they spend together, the closer Fritz comes to falling for the zany girl next door, but if he doesn’t find a way to tell her he’s Anthony Carter before she discovers his secret, he risks losing her forever.

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    Paradise Palms: Red Menace Mob von Paul Haddad (Black Rose Writing)

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    Beschreibung: When L.A. gangsters infiltrate the aging Paradise Palms Hotel, eldest son David Shapiro wages war to keep the business in the family in this neo-noir crime saga.

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    Signal of Guilt von Val Conrad (Black Rose Writing)

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    Beschreibung: Cellular technology is one of the latest in a child predator’s tools to check out and lure children out of their homes and into the hands of those who would sexually exploit or abuse, sell in a widening human trafficking trade, or kill them. A new taskforce in Fort Worth begins using the skills of Tarrant County Deputy Amber Samualson to gain the attention of those who prey on the vulnerable young and bring them to justice. But the predators have everything to fight for.

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    Something Old, Something New von Lorna Barrett (Poolbeg Press)

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    Beschreibung: Set in present day Dublin, this is the story of two women’s lifelong friendship and a betrayal that threatens to tear their lives apart.

    Trish is left picking up the pieces following a terrible tragedy. Life has been cruel and now it lands another blow. Luckily, she has her best friend Karen by her side to help her through. Then a chance encounter on the French Riviera leads Trish to think that maybe la vie est belle after all.

    Karen has it all. Sophisticated and successful, she is head of a Maternity & Fertility Clinic in Dublin’s city centre. Now, a new man who ticks all the boxes looks like he might be ‘The One’.

    Olivia is the perfect daughter with a steady boyfriend and a steadier job. But she wants answers. Haunted by the fact that her life has been a matter of chance, she is on a mission to unearth the truth.

    But, for each of them, the truth has the potential to blow their lives apart.

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    Strangers' Kingdom von Brandon Barrows (Black Rose Writing)

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    Beschreibung: Politically blacklisted detective Luke Campbell’s last chance in law-enforcement is a job with the police department of rural Granton, Vermont. It’s a beautiful town, home to a beautiful, intriguing girl who’s caught his eye, and it’s a chance at redemption. Even if his new boss seems strange, secretive, and vaguely sinister, Campbell is willing to give this opportunity a shot. And no sooner does he make that decision than the first in a series of murders is discovered, starting a chain of events that will change the lives of everyone in this once-quiet town…

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    The Awful Truth About The Herbert Quarry Affair von Marco Ocram (Tiny Fox Press)

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    Beschreibung: TV personality Marco Ocram is the world's only self-penned character, writing his life in real time as you read it. Marco's celebrity mentor, Herbert Quarry, grooms him to be the Jackson Pollock of literature, teaching him to splatter words on a page without thought or revision.

    Quarry's plan backfires when imbecilic Marco begins to type his first thought-free book: it's a murder mystery-and Herbert's caught red-handed by the butchered body of his lover.

    Now Marco must write himself into a crusade to clear his friend's name. Typing the first words that come into his head, Marco unleashes a phantasmagorical catalogue of twists in his pursuit of justice, writing the world's fastest-selling book to reveal the awful truth about the Herbert Quarry affair.

    Praise for the first Awful Truth:

    "The Awful Truth is endlessly clever, on the mark with its targets and simply funny." — Alex Austin, author of Nakamura Reality

    "A wickedly amusing parody of a crime novel, but as fast-paced and action-packed as any police procedural. I enjoyed it immensely." — Minette Walters, author of The Turn of Midnight

    "Typing himself into trouble and writing himself out of self-inflicted scenarios, Marco Ocram is the self-referential literary hero we all need. The action and humor starts on page one and doesn't stop until the final sentence." —S.G. Browne, author of Breathers and Less Than Hero

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    The Cavern of the Holy Lance von J.H. Hipsher (Black Rose Writing)

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    Beschreibung: Now a member of The Order, Anthony’s solitary days are fueled by anger and guilt. When Adrian’s tracking party is attacked and she goes missing, he must decide if he is willing to put his pride aside to save the girl he blames for his brother’s death.

    Lucian is a monster wrapped in darkness, but now that the truth has penetrated his mind, he finds himself bending to the wills of another master. Putting off his search for power, he sees no greater prize than the sleeping form in his bed. Straddling both worlds, he decides that in order to choose one, he must end the other.

    As the world burns, the remaining members of The Order seek refuge in the City on a Hill, but as Anthony makes his way across the land, he realizes that the secrets surrounding him might be more dangerous than the monsters hunting him.

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    The Caves of San Pietro von Susan Gayle (Black Rose Writing)

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    Beschreibung: After he and his buddy survive the bloody landing on the beaches of Salerno, Frank Moster is more determined than ever to play a part in liberating his birth parents’ homeland from the Nazi scourge. What he doesn’t expect is that he’ll become personally involved with an Italian family whose lives are being ravaged, first by the German occupation and now by the brutal fighting and deadly bombings on the heels of the Allied invasion – or that, for the second time in his life, he’ll come face to face with the heartache and trauma of being orphaned at a very young age.

    When all three of these forces collide at the Battle of San Pietro, lives will be changed forever, and unbreakable bonds will be forged between families half a world apart.

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    The Correction von John Hazen (Black Rose Writing)

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    Beschreibung: It’s human nature to make mistakes. We learn and grow because of them. What we can’t do is go back in time to correct a mistake—that is unless we meet Joseph Vance or his family. When Joe performs Corrections—a gift passed down generation to generation over eight hundred years—people are transported back for a do-over of a wrong decision they made. As a result, lives are changed, usually for the better. But after one Correction goes terribly wrong, Joseph loses what is most dear to him. He must then make a choice, one which will determine whether he will be redeemed or consigned to a life of despair.

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    The Dark and the Darker von J.L. Hickey (Black Rose Writing)

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    Beschreibung: For over a century, the children of Ojibway City have gone missing at an alarming rate, some reported, some not. Either way, anyone living near the city knows it’s happening, and little is being done to find answers. But when famous national clairvoyant Lydia Cayce takes up her first investigation after the infamous Emmett County Cannibal case, she opens a door into not only the dark secrets of the city, but into a century-old curse that she must find a way to break.

    Meet Kelsee Kessler; a former addict turned small-time local celebrity. On a bizarre whim, Kelsee purchases a home in the Gratiot Triangle of the city (a local paranormal hotspot) and moves in with her current boyfriend, Codi when things slowly start to turn weird. They begin to experience mood swings, violent outbursts, and then Keslee started seeing… it. Now, there sanity lies in the hand of Lydia, or so they hope.

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    The Family Cross (Circle Seven, Book 1) von Gabrielle Ash (City Owl Press)

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    Beschreibung: Matilda Ashby has a pair of Ivy League degrees and a dream of unseating her brother as their billionaire father’s favorite… but her life is soon turned upside down!

    As she inches close to her goal, Matilda’s world is rocked by monsters roaming the Manhattan streets and the elusive enemy at her father’s corporation who hired them to kill her.

    With assassins on the heels of her Manolos, and the family business’s reputation in danger of being destroyed, Matilda hires the mysterious Samson, a telepath with a shady past, to help her discover who wants her dead.

    But when the would-be assassins can take the form of anyone in her life, Matilda doesn’t know who she should fear most—the monsters hiding inside her family business or the ones coming for her head.

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    The Lake House at Lenashee von Sheila Forsey (Poolbeg Press)

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    Beschreibung: An abandoned Lake House,
    A keeper of secrets,
    A mystery unfolds….

    In 1967 a group of Dublin socialites gather in an old lake house in the West of Ireland for a summer break. But, before they leave, they will have witnessed something that will silently haunt them all the days of their lives.

    Moira Fitzpatrick has lived in Paris for over fifty years. But it has not stopped her dreams being haunted by Ireland and a certain house there – a most beautiful house with a glittering lake and the unforgettable scent of wild orchids.

    In 2019 Desmond Griffith is dying. In his now deteriorating mind he becomes obsessed with knowing what happened to a woman he once knew. A woman called Rosemary. His daughter Julia feels that finding this woman might bring some much-needed peace to her father’s tormented state. But as she tries to unravel who Rosemary is or was, her search leads her to an abandoned lake house in the West of Ireland which has been locked up for over fifty years. As each layer of the past is uncovered, Julia is drawn deeper and deeper into the story of what happened at this house over fifty years before.

    Are some secrets better left untold?

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    The Light Reapers: End of the World von Gary Hickman (Black Rose Writing)

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    Beschreibung: The Light Reapers are a Special Operations unit that had served numerous campaigns together. They were an expertly trained and elite group, but could they ever prepare for what was to happen next?

    Under a shroud of darkness and maliciousness, a viral weapon was being produced by an alliance of terrorists bent on the destruction. When double-crossed by an ISIS faction, the viral weapon is stolen and prematurely unleashed on the planet.

    Now facing a worldwide epidemic, the Light Reapers are deployed to rescue a scientist who may be able to develop an antidote. If that wasn't difficult enough, they also must track down the ISIS faction and eliminate them - all while battling hordes of the infected.

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    The Mystery of Julia Episcopa von John I. Rigoli (BookWhisperer)

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    Beschreibung: In ancient Rome, a woman flees for her life.
    Her enemies are those she once called 'brother'.
    Hidden beneath her blue cloak are secrets men will kill for.

    Forgeries that prove the newly self-appointed bishops are not followers of the way, but pretenders who have seized power and will stop at nothing to shape this new religion to their own ends. Now, Julia - a woman who had once walked with Mary Magdalene and taught alongside Paul must preserve the legacy of the apostles in the face of terrifying danger.

    Two thousand years later, classical archaeologists Valentina Vella and Erika Simone are tasked with advising the newly-elected Pope on the historical legacy of women in the early Christian period.

    The women stumble across an ancient parchment buried deep in the Vatican archives, a document that has clearly been altered. They find themselves on the trail of a woman who may have been the first woman Bishop in the Catholic faith. To reveal Julia's legacy will put them in the cross-hairs of a venomous Vatican battle for power and supremacy; to stay silent would make them complicit in an ancient heresy and would betray the teachings that Julia sacrificed her life to defend.

    The Mystery of Julia Episcopa weaves seamlessly between modern day Rome and the politics of the Catholic church, and the times and life of a 1st century Roman noblewoman who rose to be a dominant force in the early Christian movement.

    "Three women connected by two intertwined stories of treacherous political intrigues, ancient cover-ups, and savage vengeance."

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    The Reckoning: Book Two - Second Coming von Jeffrey Pierce (Black Rose Writing)

    Dieses Buch ist ein E-Buch, kein physisches Buch.

    Beschreibung: GOOD FRIDAY. 1917. THE END BEGINS. Lieutenant David Durant and his band of survivors run for their lives, seeking the sanctuary of the fortress at Verdun. A hammer of retribution falls and sends them careening in different directions, running for their lives, running from themselves. Ensnared by the weight of their pasts, hunted by monsters in the form of men, they fight toward safety as the darkness consuming the world begins to capture and devour them one at a time.

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    The Sightless City von Noah Lemelson (Tiny Fox Press)

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    Beschreibung: First Place in the OZMA BOOK AWARDS 2019 (Fantasy)

    Kidnapping.
    Enslavement.
    Murder.


    Those are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to actions some will take to protect their interests in æther-oil, the coveted substance that fuels the city of Huile.

    As both veteran and private investigator, Marcel Talwar knows this firsthand, and he likes to think he'd never participate in such things. However, that naïve idea comes to a crashing end when he takes on a new case that quickly shatters his worldview.

    A trail of evidence points to someone in Marcel's inner circle who's using him as a pawn to conduct grisly experiments-experiments that could lead to genocide.

    Now, Marcel is more determined than ever to discover who's pulling the strings to this sinister plot. But the further he gets, the larger the target on his back becomes, and it's not long before Marcel has to ask himself how much and how many he's willing to sacrifice to get to the truth.

    "The Sightless City is like nothing I've ever seen. Fantasy, dieselpunk, and sci-fi. Past, present, and future — all at once. Step inside and never leave." - Gary Goldman, screenwriter for Big Trouble in Little China (1986) and Total Recall (1990)

    "Take one step into The Sightless City and you're pulled into a crackling adventure of intrigue, danger and mystery until the very last page. Lemelson builds an intricate steampunk fantasy world and sets it ablaze with haunting characters and deep moral questions. It's a thrilling debut!" - Amanda Silver, screenwriter for Rise of the Planet of Apes (2011), Jurassic World (2015) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

    "With one foot in the seemingly magical and the other in SF, The Sightless City hits that same sweet spot that Tamsyn Muir mines so successfully in Gideon the Ninth. Lemelson revives and updates the gestures of science fantasy to make it a truly 21st century form. Funny, dark, irreverent, and endlessly entertaining, The Sightless City is a rustpunk wonder and a first-rate debut." - Brian Evanson, award-winning author of Song for the Unraveling of the World and The Warren

    "Lemelson melds industrial revolution with powerful magic; and, like all revolutions, this one isn't a tea party." - Dave Higgins, author of Origin and Seven Stones

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    The Step Back von J.T. Bushnell (Ooligan Press)

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    Beschreibung: eBook format is .pdf
    Ed Garrison has it all: a successful basketball career, a great relationship with his kid brother, the best dog a guy could ask for, and a supportive family. With summer vacation the only thing standing between him and a full-ride scholarship to UC Berkeley, Ed feels invincible.
    But everything falls apart as high school comes to an end and his mother leaves his father for a woman three thousand miles away, leaving behind a broken home. Ed feels helpless as his father turns to liquor and work and his brother throws away his future for illegal substances and crime. Not even the dog sticks around to watch.
    Soon, Ed lashes out too. He turns down his scholarship in favor of attending a small school in Northern California to distance himself from his family and start a new life of his own. Alone and confused, Ed switches his major to journalism, trains for a marathon, and adopts a puppy, all in attempts to fill an unexplainable void in his life. But as the years pass, riddled with distrust and regret, he fails to maintain the relationships that matter the most. Ed has no choice but to reckon with his past mistakes as his dreams of a basketball career are shattered and his family continues to crumble.

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    This Much Huxley Knows von Gail Aldwin (Black Rose Writing)

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    Beschreibung: Seven-year-old Huxley is growing up in the suburbs of London following the Brexit referendum. Amidst community tensions, a gang of youths is targeting isolated residents. When Leonard, an elderly newcomer chats with Huxley, his parents are suspicious. But Huxley is lonely and thinks Leonard is too. Can they become friends?

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    6 Practice Tests for the GRE von Vibrant Publishers (Vibrant Publishers)

    Dieses Buch ist ein E-Buch, kein physisches Buch.

    Beschreibung:

  • Six full length practice tests

  • 480+ realistic practice questions as per the GRE

  • Quantitative questions covering all 4 areas of Math

  • Verbal questions covering wide-ranging subjects in line with the GRE

  • Answers with elaborate explanations

  • Sample essay prompts for all Issue and Argument tasks


  • PRACTICE IS THE KEY TO A HIGHER SCORE

    6 Practice Tests for the GRE provides the intensive test taking practice that will help you take your score from good to great. Taking these 6 full-length practice tests will help you know the types of questions asked in the real GRE, the structure of the test, the different patterns of questions, realistic difficulty level of questions in the exam, an estimate of the number of questions of each question type, your strengths and weaknesses and the time you take in each test section.


    The Verbal test questions in this book give you exposure to a wide range of subjects like Business, Technology, Social Science, Arts, Physical Science, Biological Science and more. The Quantitative test questions cover all areas of Math namely Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Data Interpretation, just like the real GRE. Exposure to such a wide variety of questions will reduce stress and boost your confidence.

    This book also provides detailed answers and explanations for every question. Sample essay prompts are given for all Issue and Argument tasks asked in the tests. The detailed answers will enable you to understand why a correct answer is correct and why the other choices are incorrect. The elaborate explanations cover the complete approach taken to reach the correct answer. So, learn the powerful tactics and expert strategies provided in the book and crack the GRE.

  • Quantitative questions covering all 4 areas of Math

  • Verbal questions covering wide-ranging subjects in line with the GRE

  • Sample Essay prompts for all Issue and Argument tasks

  • Answers with elaborate explanations


  • About Test Prep Series

    The focus of the Test Prep Series is to make test preparation streamlined and fruitful for competitive exam aspirants. Students preparing for the entrance exams now have access to the most comprehensive series of prep guides for GRE, GMAT and SAT preparation. All the books in this series are thoroughly researched, frequently updated and packed with relevant content. These have been prepared by authors with more than 10 years experience in the field. The simple and well organized format of the books in this series makes studying more efficient and effective.

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    Core Java Interview Questions You'll Most Likely Be Asked von Vibrant Publishers (Vibrant Publishers)

    Dieses Buch ist ein E-Buch, kein physisches Buch.

    Beschreibung: Core Java Interview Questions You’ll Most Likely Be Asked: Second Edition is your perfect companion to stand above the rest in today’s competitive job market.

    With this guide, you learn or refresh Core Java fundamentals and principles necessary for cracking the coding interview and acquaint yourself with real-life interview questions and strategies to reach the solutions. The Resume building tutorial and the Aptitude tests equip you to present yourself better even before the job interview.

    This book is a complete course in itself to prepare for your dream Java job placement.

    What’s inside?

  • All concepts of Java Fundamentals explained

  • 290 Technical (Core Java) Interview Questions

  • Includes Java 8 and Java 9 Questions

  • Includes Scenario Based Questions

  • 77 HR (Behavioral) Interview Questions

  • Strategies and Answers for all questions

  • ATS Compliant Resume Building Tutorial (e-format)
  • 2 Aptitude Tests (Downloadable)


  • Who can benefit?

    All Beginner level job seekers (0-5 years) aiming for Java Developer or Web Developer roles in MNC or startup.

    About the Series:

    This book is part of the Job Interview Questions series that has more than 75 books dedicated to interview questions and answers for different technical subjects and HR round related topics.

    This series of books is written by experienced placement experts and subject matter experts. Unlike comprehensive, textbook-sized reference guides, these books include only the required information for job search. Hence, these books are short, concise and ready-to-use by students and professionals.

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    Decision Making Essentials You Always Wanted To Know von Mark Koscinski (Vibrant Publishers)

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    Beschreibung:

  • Introduction to Decision Making

  • Scenario Planning and Prediction Markets

  • Group Mechanics

  • Heuristics and Programmed Decisions

  • Probability and Base Rate Neglect


  • Decision Making Essentials You Always Wanted to Know prepares new managers and leaders to make those tough decisions they face by providing them with a tool box of decision analysis techniques to help them understand and analyze the decisions they make.

    The chapters describe key techniques of decision analysis, including:

  • Cognitive biases and Prospect Theory

  • Heuristics

  • Probability and Expected Value

  • Bayes Theorem

  • Multi-attribute decision making, including the SMART, Elimination by Aspects, and Even Swaps methods

  • Game Theory

  • Prediction Markets

  • Brainstorming and Groupthink

  • Black Swan Events.


  • Each chapter provides clear examples of the decision making tools and includes practice examples to help train the reader in using these critical tools.

    About the Author

    Mark Koscinski is an assistant professor of accounting practice at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA, where he teaches a graduate level Decision Analysis class and several advanced accounting classes. He is a certified public accountant, and holds a BA with high honors and MBA from Rutgers University and a doctorate from Drew University. Prior to joining the faculty at Moravian College, Mark was a chief financial officer of various public and private organizations in the defense contracting, toy, investment banking, and banking industries. He has over forty years of experience in the business world, and has supervised every operation of an organization including sales and marketing. Mark is passionate about sharing his knowledge with his students. His background and experience gives him a unique position to write on management topics that are easy to understand for non-MBA graduates.

    About the Series

    Decision Making Essentials You Always Wanted to Know is part of the Self-Learning Management Series that helps working professionals moving into management roles. This Self Learning Management Series intends to give a jump start to working professionals, whose job roles demand to have the knowledge imparted in a B-school but haven’t got a chance to visit one. This series is designed to address every aspect of business from HR to Finance to Marketing to Operations, be it any industry. Each book includes basic fundamentals, important concepts, standard and well-known principles as well as practical ways of application of the subject matter. The distinctiveness of the series lies in that all the relevant information is bundled in a compact form that is very easy to interpret.


    About Vibrant Publishers

    Vibrant Publishers is focused on presenting the best texts for learning about technology and business as well as books for test preparation. Categories include programming, operating systems and other texts focused on IT. In addition, a series of books helps professionals in their own disciplines learn the business skills needed in their professional growth.

    Vibrant Publishers has a standardized test preparation series covering the GMAT, GRE and SAT, providing ample study and practice material in a simple and well organized format, helping students get closer to their dream universities.

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    Faultland von Suzy Vitello (Ooligan Press)

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    Beschreibung: eBook format is .pdf

    Being a Sparrow child has never been simple. Olivia, Sherman, and Morgan all have their faults, and they all cope with their tumultuous childhood in their own unstable ways: Olivia leads an excessive lifestyle, Morgan cycles through risky behaviors, and Sherman dabbles in morally precarious business practices. Up until now, they have kept their family from completely crumbling; but the cracks in their relationships are about to be unearthed. As their shaky foundations collide, an earthquake levels their city.

    Olivia treks across a mutilated Portland to reach her family; Sherman finds it in himself to protect his siblings from militia looters and thugs; and Morgan uncovers the past wrongs of her parents. To make matters worse, their shelter is in the path of a mass of loose earth repeatedly shaken by aftershocks.

    When the siblings finally reunite, their new task is to survive long enough to be medevaced from their childhood home in the face of an impending landslide. Previously separated by secrets and resentments, they realize they are now united by survival. If resources don't run out, if sickness doesn't overtake them, if alt-right militia members don't intervene, and if the wet mass of land speeding toward their makeshift shelter doesn't bury them, they will have to navigate their past traumas and their parents' mistakes. Only then can they honor those they have lost—and survive as a family.

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    GMAT Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Argument Topics von Vibrant Publishers (Vibrant Publishers)

    Dieses Buch ist ein E-Buch, kein physisches Buch.

    Beschreibung:

  • Are you able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of an argument?

  • Can you determine what additional information might make an argument easier to evaluate?

  • Can you create alternative, plausible explanations for the claims in an argument?


  • Because these skills are important for a successful career in management, the GMAT requires each test taker to complete the Analytical Writing Assessment, a timed task that reveals the writer's analytical abilities and his or her facility in crafting a coherent evaluation of an argument.

    The essays and prewriting activities in this book are intended to serve as models for the test taker to use when responding to practice arguments. Use them as is or to inspire yourself to create your own process. Either way, practicing for the AWA will ensure the best score possible on the test.

    This book contains Sixty Sample Analyze Argument essays along with the rubrics, prompts and tips to use when writing your own essays. The prewriting activities demonstrate how the writer selected a point of view and created evidence to use in developing the responses.

  • 60 solved Argument topics with strategies to be used as a benchmark

  • Expert Strategies and simplified methods to produce focused responses

  • Scoring Guides for Argument tasks as per the GMAT Guidelines


  • About Test Prep Series

    The focus of the Test Prep Series is to make test preparation streamlined and fruitful for competitive exam aspirants. Students preparing for the entrance exams now have access to the most comprehensive series of prep guides for GRE, GMAT and SAT preparation. All the books in this series are thoroughly researched, frequently updated and packed with relevant content. These have been prepared by authors with more than 10 years of experience in the field. The simple and well organized format of the books in this series makes studying more efficient and effective

    About Vibrant Publishers

    Vibrant Publishers is focused on presenting the best texts for learning about technology and business as well as books for test preparation. Categories include programming, operating systems and other texts focused on IT. In addition, a series of books helps professionals in their own disciplines learn the business skills needed in their professional growth.

    Vibrant Publishers has a standardized test preparation series covering the GMAT, GRE and SAT, providing ample study and practice material in a simple and well organized format, helping students get closer to their dream universities.

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    GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics - Book 1 von Vibrant Publishers (Vibrant Publishers)

    Dieses Buch ist ein E-Buch, kein physisches Buch.

    Beschreibung:

  • 65 Solved Issue and Argument topics with strategies to be used as benchmark

  • New Essays included

  • Expert Strategies and simplified methods to produce focused responses

  • Scoring Guides for Issue and Argument tasks as per the GRE Guidelines


  • Prepare to score higher on the Analytical Writing section of the GRE test with the sixth edition of GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions To The Real Essay Topics - Book 1. This edition includes 65 solved essays from the pool of official Issue and Argument topics. These essay topics are sorted into 6 broad categories to help you identify your strong and weak areas. The essay tasks are solved with a variety of approaches, from using first-person point of view to employing historical and literary references, thus steering your analytical and critical thinking abilities. All you are left to do is grab your pen, print the Answer sheet (provided online) and start practicing.

    5 Star by Readers’ Favorite

    “I liked that there were sample essays. This gave me a really great sense of what to expect. Now I know what a good essay looks like and have something to emulate. Not only do I have writing prompts and situations in literature to fall back on, now I have real written essays to critique and examine to compare how mine stack up. Excellent job!”

    - Janelle Fila for Readers’ Favorite

    Want more practice? Get 65 more essay solutions in GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics – Book 2 and lots of writing insights as well as 15 more essays in GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics – Book 3.

    About Test Prep Series

    The focus of the Test Prep Series is to make test preparation streamlined and fruitful for competitive exam aspirants. Students preparing for the entrance exams now have access to the most comprehensive series of prep guides for GRE, GMAT and SAT preparation. All the books in this series are thoroughly researched, frequently updated and packed with relevant content. These have been prepared by authors with more than 10 years experience in the field. The simple and well organized format of the books in this series makes studying more efficient and effective.

    About Vibrant Publishers

    Vibrant Publishers is focused on presenting the best texts for learning about technology and business as well as books for test preparation. Categories include programming, operating systems and other texts focused on IT. In addition, a series of books helps professionals in their own disciplines learn the business skills needed in their professional growth.

    Vibrant Publishers has a standardized test preparation series covering the GMAT, GRE and SAT, providing ample study and practice material in a simple and well organized format, helping students get closer to their dream universities.

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    GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics - Book 2 von Vibrant Publishers (Vibrant Publishers)

    Dieses Buch ist ein E-Buch, kein physisches Buch.

    Beschreibung:

  • 65 Solved Issue and Argument topics solved using simple methods and expert strategies

  • New Essays included

  • Topics sorted by categories

  • Online access to printable Answer sheets


  • Take your writing from prepared and correct to flawless when practicing with more essay writing strategies and sample essays in GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics Book 2 (Sixth Edition). With 33 Analyze an Issue Essays and 32 Analyze an Argument Essays picked up from the official pool of topics, be prepared on what to write in the actual test and get closer to a perfect essay score.

    All the essay tasks in the book provide plenty of statement examples for practice and then go into detail about how to think about the statements and turn them into an essay. Downloadable answer sheets for every essay help to implement outcomes of strategies given throughout the book. Practising these essays in a timed manner will give you a feel of the actual test day conditions. Use this book for your long-term or last-minute essay writing prep.

    About Test Prep Series

    The focus of the Test Prep Series is to make test preparation streamlined and fruitful for competitive exam aspirants. Students preparing for the entrance exams now have access to the most comprehensive series of prep guides for GRE, GMAT and SAT preparation. All the books in this series are thoroughly researched, frequently updated and packed with relevant content. These have been prepared by authors with more than 10 years experience in the field. The simple and well organized format of the books in this series makes studying more efficient and effective.

    About Vibrant Publishers

    Vibrant Publishers is focused on presenting the best texts for learning about technology and business as well as books for test preparation. Categories include programming, operating systems and other texts focused on IT. In addition, a series of books helps professionals in their own disciplines learn the business skills needed in their professional growth.

    Vibrant Publishers has a standardized test preparation series covering the GMAT, GRE and SAT, providing ample study and practice material in a simple and well organized format, helping students get closer to their dream universities.

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    GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics - Book 3 von Vibrant Publishers (Vibrant Publishers)

    Dieses Buch ist ein E-Buch, kein physisches Buch.

    Beschreibung:

  • Easy to understand writing techniques

  • 15 Solved Issue and Argument topics with strategies to be used as benchmark

  • Topics sorted by categories

  • Online access to printable Answer sheets


  • GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics - Book 3, just like Books 1 and 2, gives many more easy-to-implement writing strategies. The book explains in simple language how to tackle 15 Essay writing tasks (other than those covered in Books 1 and 2). The solutions to these 15 official essay tasks include statement analysis, identifying assumptions, discerning pros and cons and gathering examples.

    The book also gives access to Downloadable Answer Sheets where you can write down your own essay responses. The scoring guide provided in the book comes handy to score your written essays. All this equips you to plan your essay better and takes away the stress of time management on the Test Day.


    This book along with GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics - Book 1 and GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics - Book 2 are your go-to guides for high scores on the Analytical Writing section of the GRE.

    About Test Prep Series

    The focus of the Test Prep Series is to make test preparation streamlined and fruitful for competitive exam aspirants. Students preparing for the entrance exams now have access to the most comprehensive series of prep guides for GRE, GMAT and SAT preparation. All the books in this series are thoroughly researched, frequently updated and packed with relevant content. These have been prepared by authors with more than 10 years experience in the field. The simple and well organized format of the books in this series makes studying more efficient and effective.

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    GRE Master Wordlist: 1535 Words For Verbal Mastery von Vibrant Publishers (Vibrant Publishers)

    Dieses Buch ist ein E-Buch, kein physisches Buch.

    Beschreibung:

  • 1535 essential words for complete preparation

  • Easy pronunciation guide

  • Synonyms and antonyms

  • Sample sentences

  • Parts of speech

  • The definitive guide to essential vocabulary for GRE


  • GRE Master Wordlist: 1535 Words for Verbal Mastery is the one and only resource that gives you great results in a small amount of time. Master the New GRE vocabulary with these essential 1535 words!

    Preparing vocabulary for the New GRE can be tricky. Students usually don’t know how much to prepare and end up wrestling with dictionaries and thesauruses. Not anymore! With GRE Master Wordlist: 1535 Words for Verbal Mastery’s expert guidance, you’ll be able to master the essential GRE vocabulary in no time. And you don’t need to learn many thousands of words for it – just the top 1535. Handpicked by GRE experts having years of experience, these words reflect the core of the GRE exam and promise perfect scores to aspirants who master them.

    Verbal reasoning has become more challenging in the new format of the GRE. As a result, students aiming for a high score need to master all the essential words they are likely to come across. With New GRE Master Wordlist, you have everything you need to build a comprehensive vocabulary and ace the verbal reasoning section.

    Here’s the learning offered:

  • The top 1535 words that feature in verbal reasoning section of the GRE

  • List of synonyms and antonyms you are going to need in the exam

  • The right context for using the words through sample sentences

  • The right way to pronounce the words, thanks to the easy and friendly pronunciation system given

  • Understanding where the words fit in as parts of speech. This increases your word-awareness and builds verbal skills


  • About Test Prep Series

    The focus of the Test Prep Series is to make test preparation streamlined and fruitful for competitive exam aspirants. Students preparing for the entrance exams now have access to the most comprehensive series of prep guides for GRE, GMAT and SAT preparation. All the books in this series are thoroughly researched, frequently updated and packed with relevant content. These have been prepared by authors with more than 10 years of experience in the field. The simple and well organized format of the books in this series makes studying more efficient and effective

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    GRE Quantitative Reasoning: 520 Practice Questions von Vibrant Publishers (Vibrant Publishers)

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    Beschreibung: GRE Quantitative Reasoning: 520 Practice Questions, as the name suggests, includes 520 Quantitative Reasoning questions as per the GRE guidelines. This book acquaints you with all types of Quantitative Reasoning questions like Quantitative Comparison, Multiple Choice Single Answer, Multiple Choice Multiple Answer, Data Analysis and Numeric Entry. Dedicated chapters on Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Data Analysis cover these topics in depth. 10 Timed Practice Exercises towards the end of the book help you to practice in simulated test conditions. Kick off your practice NOW for a higher GRE score!

    Includes:

  • 520 Solved examples to practice and master the Quantitative Reasoning Section.


  • Numeric Entry, Multiple Choice Single Answer, Multiple Choice Multiple Answer, Data Analysis & Quantitative Comparison questions.


  • Covers Algebra, Geometry, Arithmetic & Data Analysis questions.


  • 10 Timed Practice Exercises.


  • Answer Key with detailed explanation for every question.


  • About Test Prep Series

    The focus of the Test Prep Series is to make test preparation streamlined and fruitful for competitive exam aspirants. Students preparing for the entrance exams now have access to the most comprehensive series of prep guides for GRE, GMAT and SAT preparation. All the books in this series are thoroughly researched, frequently updated and packed with relevant content. These have been prepared by authors with more than 10 years experience in the field. The simple and well organized format of the books in this series makes studying more efficient and effective.

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    GRE Reading Comprehension: Detailed Solutions to 325 Questions von Vibrant Publishers (Vibrant Publishers)

    Dieses Buch ist ein E-Buch, kein physisches Buch.

    Beschreibung:

  • Over 325 solved examples to practice and learn.

  • Passage summaries to help you understand and interpret different texts.

  • Systematic and effective strategies to save time and build confidence.

  • Answer Key with detailed explanation for every question.

  • Revised and updated content that is in-line with the new GRE guidelines


  • GRE Reading Comprehension: Detailed Solutions to 325 Questions is designed to help students analyze and interpret complex and unfamiliar passages in the minimum possible time by employing simple, yet effective test-taking strategies. With over 325 Reading Comprehension questions straddling all possible topics, formats and question types, students get the most intensive practice opportunities to sail through Reading Comprehension questions on the GRE.

    Reading Comprehension questions in the Verbal Reasoning portion of GRE are a tough nut to crack because they take up a lot of time and no amount of theoretical knowledge can help ace them. The only way to score well in the RC section is to practice smart (instead of hard) and learn to budget your time wisely and well.

    About Test Prep Series

    The focus of the Test Prep Series is to make test preparation streamlined and fruitful for competitive exam aspirants. Students preparing for the entrance exams now have access to the most comprehensive series of prep guides for GRE, GMAT and SAT preparation. All the books in this series are thoroughly researched, frequently updated and packed with relevant content. These have been prepared by authors with more than 10 years experience in the field. The simple and well organized format of the books in this series makes studying more efficient and effective.

    About Vibrant Publishers

    Vibrant Publishers is focused on presenting the best texts for learning about technology and business as well as books for test preparation. Categories include programming, operating systems and other texts focused on IT. In addition, a series of books helps professionals in their own disciplines learn the business skills needed in their professional growth.

    Vibrant Publishers has a standardized test preparation series covering the GMAT, GRE and SAT, providing ample study and practice material in a simple and well organized format, helping students get closer to their dream universities.

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    GRE Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence Practice Questions von Vibrant Publishers (Vibrant Publishers)

    Dieses Buch ist ein E-Buch, kein physisches Buch.

    Beschreibung:

  • 250+ solved GRE Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence questions

  • Answers with elaborate explanations for each question

  • Effective strategies and Detailed Insights to master these question types

  • 132 Text Completion questions

  • 121 Sentence Equivalence questions


  • The GRE Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence Practice Questions gives you extensive practice for these tough GRE question types. The book includes 250+ practice questions covering all different types and topics asked in the real GRE. The answers to the questions are given step-by-step explaining why the correct answer is the best choice as well as the reason for eliminating the other wrong answer choices. The strategies provided in this book enable you to interpret the sentence or passage you have read, evaluate its meaning, fill the most suitable word/s in the blank and create a meaningful whole.

  • 132 Text Completion questions

  • 121 Sentence Equivalence questions

  • Questions based on variety of fields: Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Business, Biological Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Everyday Topics


  • This book, along with GRE Reading Comprehension: Detailed Solutions to 325 Questions, provides you the vocabulary, practice, ability and skills you need for achieving success on the Verbal Reasoning section of the revised GRE test.

    About Test Prep Series

    The focus of the Test Prep Series is to make test preparation streamlined and fruitful for competitive exam aspirants. Students preparing for the entrance exams now have access to the most comprehensive series of prep guides for GRE, GMAT and SAT preparation. All the books in this series are thoroughly researched, frequently updated and packed with relevant content. These have been prepared by authors with more than 10 years experience in the field. The simple and well organized format of the books in this series makes studying more efficient and effective.

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    GRE Words in Context: The Complete List von Vibrant Publishers (Vibrant Publishers)

    Dieses Buch ist ein E-Buch, kein physisches Buch.

    Beschreibung:

  • 1500 GRE - level vocabulary words

  • Three to five example sentences for each word

  • Parts of speech, synonyms and dictionary definitions for each word

  • Word List unlike any you have seen before!


  • How will this book help you prepare for the GRE?

    GRE Words In Context: The Complete List
    contains a Word List unlike any you have seen before. A traditional word list offers a vocabulary word, its dictionary definition, and a SINGLE use of the word in a sentence. That is simply not enough for a fully functional understanding of a word in all its complexities.

    GRE Words In Context: The Complete List offers Word Lists from all the books in the GRE Words In Context series. Each Word List takes a vocabulary word through its paces, denoting its part of speech, synonyms for its various contexts, its dictionary definition, and, most importantly, THREE (3) to FIVE (5) sentences using the word in its varied contexts. When appropriate, those varied contexts include both literal and figurative uses of the word.

    How Can our Word Lists Help You Beyond the GRE?

    The goal of entrance exams, like the GRE, is to anticipate the test-taker's likelihood of success in the field into which they seek entry. Thus, the “long view” of mastering sophisticated vocabulary is that doing so will not only help you prepare for the GRE®, but will simultaneously prepare you for what lies ahead: comprehending, analyzing, and evaluating graduate-level materials and writing with the complexity and sophistication expected of a graduate-level student. To put it simply: a fully-functioning, high-level vocabulary is the key to success in your graduate experience. Prepare for success Now!

    About Test Prep Series

    The focus of the Test Prep Series is to make test preparation streamlined and fruitful for competitive exam aspirants. Students preparing for the entrance exams now have access to the most comprehensive series of prep guides for GRE, GMAT and SAT preparation. All the books in this series are thoroughly researched, frequently updated and packed with relevant content. These have been prepared by authors with more than 10 years experience in the field. The simple and well organized format of the books in this series makes studying more efficient and effective.

    About Vibrant Publishers

    Vibrant Publishers is focused on presenting the best texts for learning about technology and business as well as books for test preparation. Categories include programming, operating systems and other texts focused on IT. In addition, a series of books helps professionals in their own disciplines learn the business skills needed in their professional growth.

    Vibrant Publishers has a standardized test preparation series covering the GMAT, GRE and SAT, providing ample study and practice material in a simple and well organized format, helping students get closer to their dream universities.

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    HR Analytics Essentials You Always Wanted To Know von Dr. Michael Walsh (Vibrant Publishers)

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    Beschreibung: Have you ever wondered if there is a science behind the people decisions businesses make? If you have ever been curious about the methods employed by human resources professionals, then HR Analytics Essentials You Always Wanted to Know is the resource guide you need!

    After reading this book, you will be able to:

  • Define what HR Analytics can do for an organization

  • Determine the best HR analytics role for you

  • Assess the readiness of your organization for undergoing a study using HR analytics

  • Apply HR Analytics in various HR disciplines, including recruiting and staffing, labor negotiations, incentives, and training

  • Use Excel to efficiently manage data for your HR analytics


  • Part overview of the field, part handbook for getting started in HR Analytics yourself, HR Analytics Essentials You Always Wanted to Know walks readers through the many benefits of using analytics to make better people decisions. HR Analytics requires more than just strong gut instincts and a talent for talking with people. As this guide shows, HR Analytics is both an art and a science that can help your organization make informed decisions that benefit all stakeholders, including employees. Through a blend of theory and practice, you will learn how to think like an HR Analytics professional and apply your expertise in real-world scenarios. With case studies and online tutorials, including a step-by-step guide for using Excel to efficiently work with your data, HR Analytics Essentials You Always Wanted to Know will be the handbook you need to help steer your organization to success.

    About the Author

    Dr. Michael Walsh is an industrial and organizational psychologist with over 15 years of human resources and people analytics experience. Michael currently leads Global Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness for Eaton Corporation’s Vehicle Group. He also teaches a Human Resources Analytics course for master’s level students at the University of Illinois and Wayne State University. Previously, Michael’s passion for People Analytics landed him at Bloomberg and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles where he started and led the Global People Strategy and Analytics and People Analytics and Insights functions, respectively. Michael began his professional career as a client facing consultant for Mercer’s Human Capital practice focused on HR Strategy, Organizational Design/Development and Human Capital Analytics. Michael worked for Mercer in Chicago, Dubai and New York. His master’s degree is in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois and his PhD is in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

    About Vibrant Publishers

    Vibrant Publishers is focused on presenting the best texts for learning about technology and business as well as books for test preparation. Categories include programming, operating systems and other texts focused on IT. In addition, a series of books helps professionals in their own disciplines learn the business skills needed in their professional growth.

    Vibrant Publishers has a standardized test preparation series covering the GMAT, GRE and SAT, providing ample study and practice material in a simple and well organized format, helping students get closer to their dream universities.

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    Leadership Essentials You Always Wanted To Know von Carrie Picardi (Vibrant Publishers)

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    Beschreibung: The reader will gain an understanding of the following from this book:

  • Attributes of effective leader

  • Different roles of leader

  • Impact of setting and context on leaders choices

  • Integration of ethics into best practices

  • Trends influencing the evolution of leadership in the 21st century


  • Have you ever wanted to know how to become the type of person that others look to for guidance? In Leadership Essentials You Always Wanted to Know, you will learn what it takes to be a strong leader who can guide any team to success.

    Driven by the latest research on leadership, this straight-forward guide breaks down not only the traits of highly effective leaders, but also how to use those traits in a variety of situations. You do not need to already be in a leadership position to benefit from the lessons detailed in this book. Aside from describing the best practices of effective leadership, you will learn the essential knowledge and core competencies of influential leaders, while also exploring real world applications that have been faced—and overcome—by thriving organizations. With chapter summaries and quizzes to reinforce concepts, as well as online resources to supplement the reading, this is one book you will not want to ignore.

    About the Author

    Dr Carrie A. Picardi, Ph.D., is an industrial/organizational psychologist with over 20 years of professional experience in human resource management, as a research analyst and consultant, and in academia as a tenured professor of management. She has led initiatives in the areas of leadership development, assessment center design and deployment, job analysis, talent acquisition and retention, compensation and total rewards, learning and development, performance management, and employee engagement.

    About the Series

    Leadership Essentials You Always Wanted to Know is part of the Self-Learning Management Series that helps working professionals moving into management roles. This Self Learning Management Series intends to give a jump start to working professionals, whose job roles demand to have the knowledge imparted in a B-school but haven’t got a chance to visit one. This series is designed to address every aspect of business from HR to Finance to Marketing to Operations, be it any industry. Each book includes basic fundamentals, important concepts, standard and well-known principles as well as practical ways of application of the subject matter. The distinctiveness of the series lies in that all the relevant information is bundled in a compact form that is very easy to interpret.

    About Vibrant Publishers

    Vibrant Publishers is focused on presenting the best texts for learning about technology and business as well as books for test preparation. Categories include programming, operating systems and other texts focused on IT. In addition, a series of books helps professionals in their own disciplines learn the business skills needed in their professional growth.

    Vibrant Publishers has a standardized test preparation series covering the GMAT, GRE and SAT, providing ample study and practice material in a simple and well organized format, helping students get closer to their dream universities.

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    Organizational Behavior Essentials You Always Wanted To Know von Vibrant Publishers (Vibrant Publishers)

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    Beschreibung: Like people, organizations have different personalities that are impacted by more than just the brand identity. Organizational Behavior Essentials You Always Wanted To Know covers dimensions of the relationships between an organization at the individual, group and overall organizational levels and their impact on one another. If you have ever questioned how organizations adapt to the changing demands of the twenty-first century, then Organizational Behavior Essentials You Always Wanted To Know is the resource you need.

    After reading this book, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is organizational behavior?

  • What are best practices for managing topics such as office politics, diversity, learning and development, and stress in the workforce?

  • How do organizations develop and retain talent?

  • How can an organization develop high performance work systems that maximize outcomes at all levels?

  • What are the skills of an effective leader who creates a high-performance work culture?


  • Theories in organizational behavior can help leadership determine how their organization should respond to the many conditions impacting the twenty-first century workforce, including new technologies, market conditions, natural disasters, labor shortages, among others. The book’s structure moves seamlessly through every level of an organization as it explores the best practices for developing and retaining talent. Starting with the individual worker, the book explores the group dynamics of the workplace, how best to utilize human resources departments, and ultimately, how to be an effective leader in a high-performance workplace. This easy-to-read guide will help you put theory into practice. With chapter quizzes to reinforce concepts and a glossary of key terms, Organizational Behavior Essentials You Always Wanted To Know is a must have introductory guide for newcomers and resource for seasoned professionals.

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    Saving Apollo von Valerie Ogden (Anaphora Literary Press)

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    Beschreibung: Saving Apollo: Born into misery in Syria, gruesomely injured in Iraq, clandestinely transferred to Lebanon, rejected by service members asking to adopt him in the US, Apollo never gives up. Saving Apollo is a parable for all ages about a forsaken dog who always opens his heart and turns darkness into light as he searches for a permanent home and country. While one simple animal, Apollo’s experiences symbolize something larger than himself. His story offers a powerful message of hope and an upbeat remedy for despair.


    Valerie Ogden: As past chairperson of the Mayor’s Animal Advisory Committee for the City of Philadelphia and president of the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Valerie Ogden, actress/author, was asked to greet non-commissioned war dogs flying in from Beirut, Lebanon as they were reunited with their US service owners in Philadelphia. Apollo was one of the dogs. After this Brave Heart’s American dream turned into one nightmare after another, he ended up living with her permanently. Website: www.saving-apollo.com.


    Saving Apollo is a heart wrenching but uplifting story of war, courage, and hope. This gripping account of a dog’s astounding adventures and survival spans continents and political chess games. Apollo, the canine hero, teaches us that persistence and the joy of life will see us through even the worst of catastrophes. The narrative highlights that incredible and very special bond between dogs and humans.” —Edward G. Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania and former Mayor and District Attorney of Philadelphia.


    Saving Apollo is a page turner about a maltreated dog that always finds the best in any situation. It is also a warm and joyful tale about humanity coming together to save a very deserving life. This is a lesson in compassion and healing, and an inspiration for the future generation of animal rescuers.” —Meredith Ayan, Executive Director, The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International.


    “A moving experience about the courage and endurance of an animal with an unstoppable will to live. Having rescued my own dog from Syria, Saving Apollo brings such engaging detail to the strength of these animals and is tough to put down.” —Daniel Rindone, U.S. Army Ranger. Deployed to Syria 2017.


    “Packed with its vivid characters and dramatic incidents, the book is a touching reminder that goodness can be found when you least expect it. I knew Apollo well at BETA and his spirited portrayal is deeply affecting.” —Helena Hesayne, founder of Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (BETA).


    “A touching tale about my remarkably heroic patient, Apollo. I wept and laughed as I read his engrossing story as he deals with the best and worst of humanity through his infinite capacity to love and thrive. The book, just like the dog, is unforgettable.” —Lauren Deahl, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Specializing in surgery at Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (VESEC). Volunteer with animal rescue efforts.

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    The Day After von Shani Roffeh (BooxAi)

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    Beschreibung: The Day After is a true story drawn from the power of human psychology and mental strength. It is a story that moves the reader to tears; a story regarding coincidence and our inability as human beings to assess the likelihood of an event occurring that deviates drastically from the normal frameworks that we are familiar with.
    Noa is a beautiful, successful, and respected attorney, a Doctor of Law, a legal author, and the former CEO of a start-up company that developed algorithms for identifying the behavior of casino players. She has conquered great heights and fulfilled her deepest dreams. She is well known in Israel, where her successes have been widely covered by the Israeli press, as well as on television and radio.
    Shai is a handsome and impressive man, happily married and the father of three children. He is an attorney who lectures on legal issues, specializing in cyber law and technology. He is accredited as an expert witness able to give professional options in his areas of expertise - international and Israeli cyber law. He has many outstanding achievements and qualities and attained senior positions despite the many difficulties he experienced as a child.
    Even though he only completed ten years of formal school education, had severe learning disabilities, and, as a child, frequently heard the sentence ‘nothing will come of you’ (a message that is engraved into his heart and soul to the present day, he completed, in a relatively short space of time,​ four degrees in computer science, law, and business administration.
    One secret is woven into both their hearts, binding them together. This secret revolves around our inability as a society to consider the possibility of an extreme, out of the ordinary event occurring. A formative event that will change the very fabric of our being and our understanding of ourselves.
    This shared secret led to a mental and physical crisis, which forced them to confront questions regarding the fundamental nature of life and to begin an extraordinary journey of self-realization into the depths of psychology and mental strength. A journey intertwined with friendship and true love.
    What are the chances of them ever meeting?

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    Truth's Daughter von Barbara Santarelli (Black Rose Writing)

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    Beschreibung: On her sixtieth birthday, Barbara spit into a vial, hoping a genetic search engine might lead to finding her father's other children. Perhaps they could shed light on her fathers' identity and her parents short-lived marriage.

    She'd met her father just four times before he was brutally murdered in Miami Beach, ending any chance of knowing him in the future. Raised in poverty by her beautiful and brilliant mother, she accepted the narrative of deceit and abandonment.

    In mid-life she is confronted with a painful truth about her mother. The seeds of doubt and search for truth began in earnest. She was determined to make truth the legacy of their lives. In the absence of facts, she discovers the importance of understanding and forgiveness.

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    Winning Strategies for ACT Essay Writing: With 15 Sample Prompts von Vibrant Publishers (Vibrant Publishers)

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    Beschreibung: This guidebook will help you to:

  • Analyze each prompt

  • Plan the essay carefully

  • Make a compelling argument

  • Use the allotted time effectively

  • Evaluate sample essays

  • Increase your confidence


  • This guidebook offers step-by-step, proven strategies for crafting a winning ACT essay. It includes suggestions for approaching the writing task, analyzing the issues presented, and managing time effectively. The book contains fifteen sample prompts using the exact same format as the official ACT tests. Each prompt includes a sample pro/con chart so students can learn to carefully plan and organize the essay before writing.

    Additionally, this book describes techniques to think through, outline, and write an engaging introduction, impressive supporting paragraphs, and powerful conclusion. There are recommendations for selecting a point of view and using solid evidence to support the argument. Additionally, there is a discussion of the ACT scoring rubric and reasons for taking the essay portion.

    Winning Strategies For ACT Essay Writing: With 15 Sample Prompts is suitable for use with or without a tutor. By reading and practicing with this text, students will gain the tools and confidence to write a high scoring essay.

    More about this book:

    This guidebook is designed to prepare you to write the ACT argumentative essay. On the test, you will read about a social issue and be given three different perspectives on the topic. Your task is to evaluate the perspectives and write a well-organized analytical argument. You may agree with one point of view or synthesize multiple views. The position you choose must be supported with relevant, well-reasoned evidence. This book offers step-by-step recommendations on the entire writing process - from approaching the prompt to planning the essay to writing the final product. It includes sample outlines of potential essays as well as a chart for each prompt to help students learn to address the varied perspectives. The 15 sample prompts will give you practical experience in applying the strategies to write a winning ACT essay.

    About Test Prep Series

    The focus of the Test Prep Series is to make test preparation streamlined and fruitful for competitive exam aspirants. Students preparing for the entrance exams now have access to the most comprehensive series of prep guides for GRE, GMAT and SAT preparation. All the books in this series are thoroughly researched, frequently updated and packed with relevant content. These have been prepared by authors with more than 10 years experience in the field. The simple and well organized format of the books in this series makes studying more efficient and effective.

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    Where I'm Bound, A Civil War Novel von Allen Ballard (First Steps Publishing)

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    Beschreibung: Offering Ebook: epub, mobi, PDF, in exchange for an HONEST reviewWhere I'm Bound, a stunning and engaging Civil War novel, was the first novel (in 2000) to focus solely on the soldiers of an African American regiment. Throughout the war, more than 180,000 African-American men fought for the Union Army. Many were escaped slaves, others were freed men; yet all voluntarily enlisted for one cause: freedom. For the first time in fiction, their experiences are successfully portrayed in a manner befitting the grandeur and scope of their contributions. Inspired by the true story of a black cavalry unit in Mississippi, renowned African-American historian Allen Ballard weaves factual events with the fictional account of an escaped slave, Joe Duckett, who flees to join the Northern Army.
    When Duckett escapes his life of bondage to become a cavalry scout, he grows to be more than a free man-he becomes a hero. Duckett and his hard-riding regiment roam the Mississippi Delta, freeing slaves and keeping vital waterways open for the Union. As the war approaches its final, tragic days, Duckett embarks on his most dangerous mission yet: to return to the plantation from which he escaped in order to reunite with his wife and daughter.
    More than just an account of Civil War, Where I'm Bound is an affecting portrayal of the psychological effects of war. Through the character Duckett, some of war's greatest tragedies are painfully evoked-the agonizing separation from family, the horrendous mission of having to kill another man, and the cruelty and moral corruption that occur when men's passions are their greatest weapons against one another. This story of one man's ability to meet such overwhelming challenges brings to life the noble fight for freedom as displayed by African-American soldiers as well as the effects of the fight on an entire country and culture.
    Where I'm Bound is a striking blend of historical fact and dramatic storytelling brilliantly illustrating the accomplishments of African-American Civil War soldiers. Where I'm Bound is destined to become a classic novel of the Civil War.

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    Among the Hunted von Caytlyn Brooke (BHC Press)

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    Beschreibung: Award-winning author Caytlyn Brooke takes us on an exhilarating adventure into a realm of mythology, dark fantasy, foreboding creatures and magic, while redefining the nymph stereotype as they rise up against the oppression of the gods.

    Kaitaini was once wild and rebellious, more concerned with sneaking off to exotic realms than mastering her magic. But that was before.

    Before she fell in love.
    Before she met Hermes.
    Before she got her best friend killed.

    For one hundred years, she shouldered her guilt and became a true nymph warrior for Olean, eager to throw herself into any challenge, hoping death would ease her conscience.

    But when she fails to protect her sister from Zeus, she vows to do the impossible: kill an immortal. Now, a new hunt has begun. A dangerous game played not only in the ethereal realm but also on Earth. A game that puts Kait in the crosshairs of one of the most powerful gods in existence. She’ll need to protect those closest to her and battle against enraged gods and creatures if she hopes to survive.

    Will her immediate need for vengeance prove crippling? Or will she open herself up to an unlikely ally and uncover a part of herself she locked away long ago?

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    Cry of the Firebird von Amy Kuivalainen (BHC Press)

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    Beschreibung: A firebird is reborn on the borders of Russia, a gate to a world of monsters and magic is breaking, and only a reluctant, untrained shaman stands in the way of the flood of supernatural darkness...

    Anya is still reeling from the death of her grandfather when a strange encounter at a café changes her life forever. She learns that her family has protected the gates to the Otherworld for centuries—and if she doesn’t awaken the dormant magic inside of her, the gates will collapse and both the real world and the Otherworld will be destroyed.

    Anya is joined by the legendary firebird and other mythological characters pulled from Russian and Finish folklore. Cry of the Firebird is a dark urban fantasy that dives deep into the world of magic, pitting those who would abuse it against those who would protect it.

    Anya is the only one who can save both realms. Will she finally awaken the powerful magic inside her? Or will the dark forces of the Otherworld prove to be too powerful?

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    Karliquai von Rosie Cranie-Higgs (BHC Press)

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    Beschreibung: Three little children, sitting on a bed. A killer came in, and now they’re...

    A year ago, a plan was started. A year ago, a witch was found. A year ago, a dark magic vowed to keep the sisters bound.

    It’s been one year since sisters Kira and Romy managed to escape the twisted realm of Whiteland. But Whiteland isn’t happy that the two sisters are gone. On New Year’s Eve, a huldra escapes. She, and the Kyo, have only two things in mind for the sisters: punishment and revenge.

    Now Kira and Romy are on the run in the real world. Little do they know that the farther they go, the closer they are heading right into madness.

    The only thing worse than going into Whiteland is when it comes out after you.

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    The Witchfinder von J. Todd Kingrea (BHC Press)

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    Beschreibung: In a post-apocalyptic world where tyranny and medieval torture reign supreme and witch burnings are an everyday occurrence, a top Witchfinder must confront the very Church he serves when he learns of its dark past and twisted plans for the future.

    The Church of the Deiparous rules with an iron fist and its rising star, Witchfinder Imperator Malachi Thorne, is committed to leading its cause. Thorne is a man on the fast track to greater things so when a convicted traitor and heretic escapes his grip, he won’t tolerate it marring his perfect record.

    As he pursues his quarry, he must confront demons, sorcery, and a cult of witches out for his blood. But when Thorne comes face to face with the Church’s dark past and its twisted present, his faith is tested to its limits. Now Thorne must decide who and what he believes in—and what he will do about it.

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    What We Carry von Kalyn Fogarty (Alcove Press)

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    Beschreibung: Fans of Caroline Leavitt will relish this rich, complex novel born of the author’s own loss and grief, about how one can overcome tragedy through bravery and self-discovery.

    Cassidy Morgan’s life has always followed a carefully laid track: top education, fulfilling career, and marriage to the love of her life, Owen. The next logical step was starting a family. But when a late-term miscarriage threatens to derail everything she’s worked so hard for, she finds herself questioning her identity, particularly what it means to be a mother. Unable to move past her guilt and shame, she realizes there’s more to fix than a broken heart. Grief illuminates the weaknesses in her marriage and forces her to deal with her tumultuous relationship with her own mother.

    Cassidy hopes her work as a veterinarian specializing in equine reproduction will distract her from the pain but instead finds that one of the cases she’s working on shines a spotlight on the memory of her unborn son. For once in her life, Cassidy is left untethered and wondering why she wanted to become a mother in the first place.

    Then the unexpected happens when Cassidy becomes pregnant again. But the joy over her baby is tempered by her fear of another loss as well as her increasingly troubled marriage. Now, she must decide whether to let her pain hold her back or trust that there’s still something to live for.

    What We Carry is a thought-provoking response to the author’s own miscarriage and lack of fiction surrounding the topic, that she and other women in her situation crave.

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    ZRT: Division Tennessee von Stephanie Grey (BHC Press)

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    Beschreibung: It’s been three years since the zombie outbreak almost destroyed the world. Humanity fought back and the Zombie Response Team was created, an organization that has numerous divisions throughout the United States that are dispatched to destroy the dwindling undead population.

    Elisabeth Mayfair heads up Team Mayfair. As the Team Leader, she works hard at dispensing and eliminating zombies, and her desire to protect her sister Margo and all she holds dear is her driving force.

    But Elisabeth has a secret. She’s an Abnormal who gained special abilities after being bit by a zombie. Using her newly acquired skills gives Elisabeth an advantage against the undead. But Abnormals aren’t fully understood, and she must keep her condition a secret or risk her own life.

    When Elisabeth discovers a zombie uprising in the small town of Pine Valley, Tennessee, she and her team are tested to their limits as they face hordes that appear out of nowhere. As they search for the cause of the new outbreak, they will uncover a plot that threatens not only the fragile stability of Pine Valley, but the world itself.

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    Blood Brother: A Memoir von Susan Keller (TouchPoint Press)

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    Beschreibung: Blood Brother—an inspiring and nakedly honest memoir—finds hope, beauty, and meaning in the face of grave illness.

    As an athletic, fifty-five-year-old professional woman, Susan had it all—or thought she did—until the day of her shocking diagnosis with stage IV Mantle Cell Lymphoma, a rare and aggressive form of the disease. Ninety-eight percent of her bone marrow was cancerous and a heart attack or brain aneurism was imminent.

    Within minutes of being admitted to the hospital, her former life was wiped out and she became a diagnosis, lab values, and a course of treatment. She experienced visions so lucid and beautiful that she imagined she might be looking into the foyer of death or a magnificent afterlife. During treatment, she barely survived a psychotic drug reaction and blood poisoning.

    After grueling months of inpatient chemo most of the cancer was gone, but her one shot at survival was to undergo a stem cell transplant. The problem: her only possible donor was Johnny, her brilliant, off-the-grid brother who hadn’t been seen or heard from in thirty years. Finding him was nothing short of miraculous.

    Blood Brother is the story of curing an incurable cancer and of the enigmatic events that led to finding a man who never wanted to be found. It also explores why he disappeared, acceptance of what can and cannot be changed, and discovering what it means to forgive.

    The illness, the search, and the reunion with Johnny all proved life changing. Blood Brother is a life-affirming story of hope against all odds. It’s also a moving tale of rebuilding a family and of how to live fully when life hands you a profoundly generous second chance

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    May Day von Emma Coleman (NewCon Press)

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    Beschreibung: May is just seventeen when the factory goes up, killing her parents and her sister in their home. In a split second, she has been rendered an orphan.

    The war is at its height and May has no option but to relocate to the country, moving in with her father’s sister, a strict church-going woman who never did approve of May’s mum nor her heathen ways. Despite Aunt Celia’s disapproval, May continues to practice the superstitions her mum drummed into her.

    Until the one time she doesn’t; at which point something dark and deadly arises and proceeds to invade her life, determined to claim her as its own...

    “A truly original tale of terror, founded on a vivid sense of period and place and in traditions that feel both occult and uncannily familiar.” – Ramsey Campbell

    “Full of uniquely nihilistic verve and eerie vision. In this tale Emma Coleman’s gorgeously classic writing racks up to a terrible tension, attaining nerve-racking pace. Blood spills as the bleak collides with the beautiful. A novella richly worth an award.” – Ian Watson

    A gripping stand-alone novella, available as a pdf, mobi or epub file.

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    Shattered Souls von Erica Lucke Dean (Red Adept Publishing)

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    Beschreibung: Don't miss the explosive conclusion to the Flames of Time series.Ava Flynn walked through flames to erase the past and bring her little brother, Josh, back from the dead. But the reboot doesn't come without strings. While navigating her new reality, Ava must avoid Maddox... without fracturing the timeline. If she fails, she may never find Laith again.With her own heart at stake, Ava scours time for the key to unraveling the curse binding her soul to both Laith's and Maddox's. One brother is the love of her life. And the other... not even death will stop him from keeping them apart.As Ava's present collides with the brothers' pasts, she discovers that breaking the curse might have unintended consequences. And this time, her soul isn't the only one on the line.

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    Strangled by Simile von Kelley Kaye (Red Adept Publishing)

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    Beschreibung: Southern transplant Emma Lovett and her best friend, Leslie Parker, can hardly believe it’s Emma’s third year at Thomas Jefferson High School. In addition to an amazing year with Emma’s boyfriend, Hunter Wells, and Leslie’s brand-new love interest, they’ve gotten all the way through Homecoming with no one dying.

    Oops!

    At the end of October, Emma discovers the strangled body of Charlie Foreman, one of Leslie’s favorite nemeses. But the first clue implicates Leslie in the crime. To make things worse, Emma’s feeling a little oogy. She’s tired and dizzy and something’s wrong with her eyes.

    All Emma and Leslie are trying to do is find new methods for teaching the youth of America, hopefully using lessons from the Great Bard, their hero, William Shakespeare.

    But someone has a different idea: more schooling in murder.

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    Worldshifter von Paul Di Filippo (NewCon Press)

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    Beschreibung: In this standalone novella, Paul Di Filippo produces the dazzling high-octane science fiction story reminiscent of Jack Vance at his best in its sweep and imagination, but wholly Di Filippo in its execution.

    Klom is a big, simple man who works in the salvage yards on the planet Asperna as a shipbreaker. One day, while deep in the bowels of an antique ship, Klom discovers an active organic stasis pod. He splits it open and out tumbles a large quadruped that seems friendly, harmless, but non-sapient. Klom adopts it as a pet and names it Tugger. Little does he imagine the deadly danger Tugger represents.

    Klom is forced into a desperate chase across the stars, encountering many colourful worlds and cultures, as the most powerful beings in the galaxy hunt him down and vie for the secrets he has unwittingly discovered.

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    Christ in Camp and Combat: Religious Work in the Confederate Armies von Dennis L. Peterson (TouchPoint Press)

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    Beschreibung: Religion has too often been relegated to the far periphery of the history of the War Between the States, eclipsed by the emphases on the battles, tactics, and personalities of the conflict. In reality, religion was the very marrow of who Americans were. Religion, specifically traditional and evangelical Christianity, was the very foundation of Southern society during the antebellum period, and that spiritual emphasis permeated society during the war.

    When the war came, ministers and Christian laymen alike were burdened for the spiritual welfare of the generation of warriors who answered their country’s call to defend their homelands and who were fated to give their lives for its honor and preservation. A plethora of volunteers from every denomination of Protestant Christianity, as well as from among Roman Catholicism and Judaism, became chaplains, missionaries, and colporteurs. Their mission was to help the soldiers avoid the negative temptations of a life away from the positive influences of home,church, and community and to prepare them for the real possibilities of death and gruesome wounds. They not only encouraged them to prepare for eternity but also to accept the ultimate defeat of the Confederacy as God’s will.

    This book is the story of those Christian heroes, spiritual soldiers in a spiritual conflict amidst the raging winds of earthly warfare.

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    The Secret War von Louise Burfitt-Dons (New Century)

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    Beschreibung: A confident China plans to alter the world orderBorder expansion for her burgeoning population is an essential element.   Bioweapons will be used as a first tester in the USAn underground laboratory. A claustrophobic liner. A trail of dead mistresses.Karen Andersen, private investigator, stumbles across intelligence in a Liverpool University that an ultra-right faction of the CCP plan to release the hyper contagious virus on an unsuspecting New York City.Heading out of Southampton on a luxury cruise, she has j In the turmoil on board, Karen struggles to unravel the complexities.

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