The Spencer Cohen Series Book One

Author: N. R. Walker

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523220465

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Page: 154

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Spencer Cohen is the guy who gets answers to relationship questions. Playing the role of the new lover, his job is to make his client's ex realise one of two things: he doesn't want to break up or he really does. Either way, his client gets answers. The ex would either apologize and beg, or turn and walk. But in the end, Spencer's client won. If he wanted his ex back and got him, it was great. If the guy walked away, then as hard it was for the client, he knew it was over. Regardless of the outcome, Spencer's work was done. Andrew Landon's ex left him without so much as an explanation. But his sister can't stand to see him miserable, so, much to Andrew's dismay, they hire Spencer to be Andrew's new boyfriend to get the ex back. For Spencer, it is never personal. Merely a business transaction. No emotions, no strings, no complications. Yeah right. Even a blind man could see how this would end.

Yanni's Story

Author: N. R. Walker

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781975690069

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Page: 440

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When Yanni Tomaras is kicked out of his family home, his parents' final words are religious insults and an order to never return. Homeless and desperate, he's lured in by Lance-charming on the outside, an evil predator underneath-who abuses Yanni until he finds the courage to leave. Yanni should feel free. But by the time Spencer Cohen finds him, he's resigned to being handed back to Lance and once again being caged by fear. Starting school and a part-time job, Yanni begins to reclaim his life. But a love for silent films leads him to Peter Hannikov, a man with a kind heart but who's twice his age. An unlikely friendship between them blooms into so much more. Neither man knows what he wants, at first. Finding out exactly what he needs is Yanni's story. "I'd spent years as a bird, caged with my wings clipped, tormented and beaten. I thought I'd escaped when I'd left my abuser, but in hindsight, I could see that I was still caged, this time by fear and self-doubt. Spencer and Andrew, and Andrew's parents, opened the door to the cage that confined me. But it was Peter who taught me how to fly."

The Spencer Cohen Series Book Two

Author: N. R. Walker

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530162406

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Page: 190

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Finally going from fake boyfriends to the real thing, Spencer Cohen and Andrew Landon are trying to take things slow. They know what they have could be something special and despite the flammable sexual tension, they don't want to crash and burn. Spencer is learning to open up and share the secrets of his past with Andrew. Afraid to put his heart on the line but unable to stop himself, Spencer knows he's falling in love. Andrew is petrified of leaping in blindly, yet the slower they go, the faster they fall. As they navigate their new relationship, Spencer worries Andrew will freak out when he takes on a new client. But it's not a normal case, and Spencer soon realises all is not what it seems. When the job takes a downward turn, Spencer and Andrew work together to help the client. They'll need to decide if they're ready for the next step.

Cronin's Key III

Author: N. R. Walker

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517152468

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Page: 254

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History isn't always what it seems... Twelve months after his change, Alec MacAidan is still getting used to his many vampire talents. While most vampires would give anything to have more than one supernatural power, Alec craves nothing more than peace and time alone with Cronin. But when Alec meets entities from outside this realm, he's left powerless in their presence. Zoan are half-lycan, half-dragon creatures that have slipped through time and reality, seemingly undetected by man and vampire. Or have they? They bear an uncanny resemblance to gargoyles, leaving Alec's view on all things weird to get a whole lot weirder. This new quest leads Alec, Cronin, and their band of friends to Paris, Rome, and Moscow, where they learn that gargoyles aren't simply statues on walls. In the underground pits beneath churches all over the world, Alec discovers the Key's true destiny. Facing the Zoan might take every talent he has. And he may need help from the dead to get them all out alive.

The Chicago Cubs

Story of a Curse

Author: Rich Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0374120927

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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A captivating blend of reportage and memoir exploring the history of the Chicago Cubs When Rich Cohen was eight years old, his father took him to see a Cubs game. On the way out of the park, his father asked him to make a promise. “Promise me you will never be a Cubs fan. The Cubs do not win,” he explained, “and because of that, a Cubs fan will have a diminished life determined by low expectations. That team will screw up your life.” As a result, Cohen became not just a Cubs fan but one of the biggest Cubs fans in the world. In this book, he captures the story of the team, its players and crazy days. Billy Sunday and Ernie Banks, Three Finger Brown and Ryne Sandberg, Bill Buckner, the Bartman Ball, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo—the early dominance followed by a 107 year trek across the wilderness. It’s all here—not just what happened, but what it felt like and what it meant. He searches for the cause of the famous curse. Was it the billy goat, kicked out of Wrigley Field in Game 5 of the 1945 World Series, or does it go back further, to the very origins of the franchise? Driven mad with futility, he went on the road with the team in search of answers, interviewed great players present and past, researched in libraries but also in the bleachers, double-fisted, a frosty malt in each hand, demanding answers. He came to see the curse as a burden but also as a blessing. Cubs fans are unique, emissaries from a higher realm, warning of hubris and vanity. The blue cap with the red C said, “My Kingdom is not of this world.” He interviewed the architects of the 2016 Cubs, the team that broke the curse. Here’s what he asked: How the hell did you do it? He was at (almost) every game of the 2016 playoff run—a run that culminated in (maybe) the single greatest baseball game ever played. He was excited but also terrified. Losing is easy. What would it mean to win? Wearing a Yankees hat meant corporate excellence. Wearing a Mets hat meant miracles. But wearing a Cubs hat meant loving the game on its most humdrum afternoon—September 13, 1979, say, 14 games out of first place, Larry Bittner driving in Ivan DeJesus. Would we lose that? Would being a Cubs become ordinary? A mix of memoir, reporting, history and baseball theology, this book, forty years in the making, has never been written because it never could be—only with the 2016 World Series can the true arc of the story finally be understood.

Beat the Boss

Win in the Workplace

Author: Spencer Cohn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692381922

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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It's shocking how little most of us know about the fundamental rules for workplace survival. Few people truly understand how to hang onto their jobs, how to effectively respond to threats to their jobs, or what to do if their main source of income is abruptly terminated. Considering how dependent almost all of us are on a steady source of income, coupled with how fragile jobs are in our current economy, it's shocking how little most of us know about the fundamental rules for workplace survival. I'm familiar with these knowledge gaps firsthand, because I've helped more than 18,000 panic-stricken clients deal with work-related issues. I've handled such emotionally charged workplace situations as: Bosses who swear, threaten, and even hit their employees. Foremen who order their staffers to operate under dangerous work conditions. Supervisors who sexually harass employees. Managers who punish workers for having children. Managers who won't give a worker time off to care for a dying parent. Executives who irrationally dislike certain staffers, and try to harass them into quitting. Companies that try to force out employees because of gender, race, or age. Bosses who risk destroying a company, with their out-of-control drug use or gambling. BEAT THE BOSS are easy-to-read, entertaining short stories which take a minute or two to read, but also provide accurate solutions, pulling back the curtain as to what really happens in the workplace. Every story ends with a question for the reader to answer: Did Allison just quit-or was she fired? Should Lori have gone straight to HR to complain about the sexual harassment? Can Jim be fired for trying to take home the chicken that fell on the floor, which his store considers garbage? When Bruce discovers the company that hired him lied about working conditions on his first day on the job, should he write a resignation letter or just walk away? Furthermore, with millions of Americans unemployed both now and in the foreseeable future, it's never been more important for everyone to educate themselves about how to hang onto their jobs, and about how to protect themselves if they're fired or forced to quit through no fault of their own.

The Master Will Appear

Author: L.A. Witt

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545274613

Category: Fencing

Page: 446

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Dr. Mikhail "Misha" Budnikov takes one look at fellow fencer Ryan O'Connor and instantly knows his type. The undisciplined hothead is all ego with no finesse and even less control. In short, Misha's pet peeves personified. To put the arrogant kid in check, Misha challenges him to a sparring match, which he predictably wins. Not so predictably, Ryan asks him to be a mentor and show him how to fence. Startled by the moment of humility, Misha agrees. What begins as fencing lessons becomes something much hotter, and before they know it, Misha is giving Ryan an entirely different kind of education. Dominance, submission, pain, pleasure-at the hands of an older, experienced man, a whole new world is opening up for Ryan. As the trust deepens and their bond strengthens, though, Ryan retreats because that sham called love left him jaded long ago. Cynical beyond his years, he's not letting his guard down, least of all for a thrice-divorced man twice his age. Now Misha has to find a way to crack through those defenses...or accept defeat and walk away from the submissive who might just be the love of his life.

The Arrows of Islam (Large Font)

Author: Spencer Hawke

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781516889839

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Page: 698

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Five Stars - IR Verdict: THE ARROWS OF ISLAM is just what a mystery/espionage novel should be - quick, action-packed and full of intrigue. Spencer Hawke's writing excels, especially during the book's many action sequences. The dialogue in the novel is both crisp and tense but also humorous at times making for a captivating read that should now be mentioned in the same breath as genre masters - Daniel Silva, Brad Thor and Tom Clancy.

Derelict

Halcyone Space, book 1

Author: LJ Cohen

Publisher: Interrobang Books

ISBN: 0984787070

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

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When Rosalen Maldonado tinkers with the derelict freighter, she's just hoping to prove she deserves a scholarship to University. She certainly doesn't count on waking the ship's damaged AI or having three stowaways, Micah Rotherwood and brothers Jem and Barre Durbin, along for the ride. They all have their private reasons for hiding aboard and lives they are seeking to escape, but if the accidental crew can't work together and learn to trust each other, they'll die together, victims of a computer that doesn't realize the war ended decades before any of them were even born. Read the story that began the five book Halcyone Space series, at a special price of $0.99

The Emperor of Shoes

Author: Spencer Wise

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488080569

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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From an exciting new voice in literary fiction, a transfixing story about an expatriate in southern China and his burgeoning relationship with a seamstress intent on inspiring dramatic political change Alex Cohen, a twenty-six-year-old Jewish Bostonian, is living in southern China, where his father runs their family-owned shoe factory. Alex reluctantly assumes the helm of the company, but as he explores the plant’s vast floors and assembly lines, he comes to a grim realization: employees are exploited, regulatory systems are corrupt and Alex’s own father is engaging in bribes to protect the bottom line. When Alex meets a seamstress named Ivy, his sympathies begin to shift. She is an embedded organizer of a pro-democratic Chinese party, secretly sowing dissonance among her fellow laborers. Will Alex remain loyal to his father and his heritage? Or will the sparks of revolution ignite? Deftly plotted and vibrantly drawn, The Emperor of Shoes is a timely meditation on idealism, ambition, father-son rivalry and cultural revolution, set against a vivid backdrop of social and technological change.

Morning Glory

Author: LaVyrle Spencer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101207841

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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This title has been removed from sale by Penguin Group, USA.

While Canada Slept

How We Lost Our Place in the World

Author: Andrew Cohen

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 1551995875

Category: History

Page: 224

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For how much longer can Canada expect to get a free ride? With 9/11 and the international “war on terrorism,” the time has come to ask some hard questions. Should we continue to starve our military, reduce our humanitarian assistance, dilute our diplomacy, and absent ourselves from global intelligence-gathering? Can we expect to sit at the global table by virtue of our economic power without pursuing a foreign policy worthy of our history, geography, and diversity? Canada has been getting by on the cheap, writes Andrew Cohen in this timely, forceful, and insightful new book. Our reluctance to pay our own way has had a cost: it has eroded the pillars of our international stature. We are still trading on the reputation this country built two generations ago, but it is a reputation we no longer deserve. We claim to be engaged abroad, but for too long we have been a freeloader, trying to do the same for less, practising pinch-penny diplomacy and foreign policy on the cheap. Our capacity in these key areas has become glaringly inadequate, and now that weakness is compromising our ability to honour our traditional commitments overseas. The time is ripe for a thorough re-examination of our foreign policy, to affirm our values, to win the respect of our allies, to carry our weight. From the Hardcover edition.

Red Dirt Heart

Author: N. R. Walker

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781512219227

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Page: 184

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~ Welcome to Sutton Station: One of the world's largest working farms in the middle of Australia - where if the animals and heat don't kill you first, your heart just might. ~Charlie Sutton runs Sutton Station the only way he knows how; the way his father did before him. Determined to keep his head down and his heart in check, Charlie swears the red dirt that surrounds him - isolates him - runs through his veins.American agronomy student Travis Craig arrives at Sutton Station to see how farmers make a living from one of the harshest environments on earth. But it's not the barren, brutal and totally beautiful landscapes that capture him so completely, it's the man with the red dirt heart.

The Shock Doctrine

The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Author: Naomi Klein

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429919487

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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The bestselling author of No Logo shows how the global "free market" has exploited crises and shock for three decades, from Chile to Iraq In her groundbreaking reporting over the past few years, Naomi Klein introduced the term "disaster capitalism." Whether covering Baghdad after the U.S. occupation, Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, or New Orleans post-Katrina, she witnessed something remarkably similar. People still reeling from catastrophe were being hit again, this time with economic "shock treatment," losing their land and homes to rapid-fire corporate makeovers. The Shock Doctrine retells the story of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free market economic revolution. In contrast to the popular myth of this movement's peaceful global victory, Klein shows how it has exploited moments of shock and extreme violence in order to implement its economic policies in so many parts of the world from Latin America and Eastern Europe to South Africa, Russia, and Iraq. At the core of disaster capitalism is the use of cataclysmic events to advance radical privatization combined with the privatization of the disaster response itself. Klein argues that by capitalizing on crises, created by nature or war, the disaster capitalism complex now exists as a booming new economy, and is the violent culmination of a radical economic project that has been incubating for fifty years.

Imago

Author: N. R. Walker

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781543248807

Category: Gay men

Page: 162

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Nerdy, introverted genius lepidopterist, Lawson Gale, is an expert on butterflies. He finds himself in a small town in Tasmania on a quest from an old professor to find an elusive species that may or may not even exist. Local Parks and Wildlife officer, Jack Brighton, is an ordinary guy who loves his life in the sleepy town of Scottsdale. Along with his Border collie dog, Rosemary, his job, and good friends, he has enough to keep from being lonely. But then he meets Lawson, and he knows he's met someone special. There's more to catching butterflies, Jack realises. Sometimes the most elusive creatures wear bow ties, and sometimes they can't be caught at all. Lawson soon learns there are butterflies he can't learn about it in books. They exist only in a touch, in a kiss, in a smile. He just has to let go first, so these butterflies can fly. Imago is the story of finding love, bow ties, and butterflies.

The Thomas Elkin Series

Author: N. R. Walker

Publisher: Pride

ISBN: 9781784307752

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

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Elements of Retrofit Generation versus generation, traditional versus contemporary, these men are about to learn a lesson in architecture and love. Can they prove that the old and new can be the perfect design? A successful New York architect, Thomas Elkin almost has it all. Coming out as gay and ending his marriage before his fortieth birthday, he needed to start living his life. Now, four years later, with his relationship with his son back on track, and after a few short-lived romances, this esteemed traditional draftsman thinks he knows everything about architecture, about life. Cooper Jones, twenty-two years old, is about to take the architect world by storm. Talented, professional, driven and completely infuriating, Cooper is the definition of Generation Y. Starting an internship working with Thomas, Cooper is about to knock Tom's world off its axis. Tom can teach Cooper about the architecture industry, but Cooper is about to teach Tom what it means to live. Clarity of Lines When some lines blur, others become crystal clear. Absolutely smitten, Thomas Elkin and Cooper Jones have decided they're prepared to give a relationship a try. What they're not prepared for is the reaction from their families, who try to force them apart. Both men are about to learn that there are lines that define us. Sometimes the lines blur, sometimes the lines become crystal clear. Sense of Place Designing homes is easy. Finding home is something else entirely. Thomas Elkin and Cooper Jones finally have the support of their families, and their love grows stronger every day. Now living together, they think nothing can stand in their way. But there are outside influences trying to pull them apart. Cooper encounters a man, closer to his age and with connections high up the property development chain, who wants Cooper as his own. Tom encounters discrimination and a hidden agenda from a fellow senior partner who's trying to take him down. No matter what the world throws at them, Tom and Cooper are the real deal. Age differences aside, Tom has finally found his sense of place. His one true center, his home.

Imagines

Author: N. R. Walker

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545149799

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Page: 172

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Jack Brighton and Lawson Gale have been together for six months and are very much in love. Lawson's work ensuring the survival of the Tillman Copper is as demanding as ever, and Jack's work with the regeneration of the bushfire-ravaged national park is just as hectic. When Jack suggests they take a short trip, Lawson agrees. But then he is offered a two-week research position in tropical Queensland to help determine why the Ulysses butterfly is on the decline. Figuring they could combine work and pleasure, Jack and Lawson go on their first vacation together. Working alongside renowned professor Piers Bonfils isn't easy. But personal and professional differences aside, Lawson is offered a more permanent role in Queensland. Torn between his new life in Tasmania with Jack and a dying species of butterfly he feels compelled to save, Lawson has to decide where his fate lies. But fate changes the rules. On a research expedition into the depths of the rainforest, suddenly it's not only the butterflies' existence that hangs in the balance. A butterfly's life cycle never changes. From larvae to imago, their course is plotted by design. Jack and Lawson need to determine where they stand, if they live through it. Because the only thing more incredible than one imago is two.

Masters of the Veil

Author: Daniel A. Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937053024

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 231

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After accidentally using magic for the first time during a big football game, high school senior Sam Lock finds his life changed forever when he destroys his chances for a football scholarship and is whisked away to Atlas Crown, a community of sorcerers.