Maandelijkse arvhieven: augustus 2013

Free Falling-Legend (Book #5 Legend Series) – Claudy Conn

Gepost op 31 augustus 2013 – 22:33 in: Geen categorie

He was a prince, and he was at my front door? Why? Beneath his lightweight black leather jacket, he wore a black Polo shirt tucked into his Lauren blue jeans; his black leather belt held a gold buckle engraved with etchings. He wore gold-tipped Gucci boots. This Fae knew how to outfit himself. And then I looked into his eyes. I was struck by the depth of those golden eyes. I was taken by the sparkle of green flecks in the deep gold of their color, but as I looked I noticed a certain aloofness therein. I knew, without being told, this Fae was not happy to be here. Fine—I wasn’t happy about his being here, either. We were in agreement. His chin went up. “I am Danté, Prince of Lugh.” “Good for you, fella—now, what do you want?” I didn’t like his arrogant and cold demeanor, and I didn’t think I liked him, not one bit. “It is not what I want that brings me here, Daoine,” he snapped. “It is my queen’s wish.” Well, that got my interest. “Now why would Queen Aaibhe send you to me?” “Manners dictate that you should invite me in,” he answered grandly. I felt like laughing at him. Not nice, I know. “Maybe I don’t feel like being mannerly,” I countered. For some reason he hadn’t brought out the best in me. “Okay, the quicker I listen to what you have to say, the quicker I get rid of you.” “I wish that could be the case. I wish it more than you do, but apparently we are stuck with one another for a time,” he said on a heavy sigh. “You, Daoine child, are my assignment,” he snapped. “And as much as I wish it otherwise, there you are.” “That is your problem, not mine.” I wagged a finger at him. What the hell was this? Since when was I anyone’s assignment? “Well, I am making it your problem.” His smile was wicked, as though he were getting pleasure at my shock and discomfort. It was beyond tolerable. “OH! Get out of my home … NOW!” “Can’t—Queen Aaibhe has ordered me to take you on as an assignment. I am honor-bound to do so.” He inclined his regal head. “I am saying that willing or not … you have a houseguest—me.”

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Geven en nemen – Adam Grant

Gepost op 31 augustus 2013 – 15:08 in: Betaalde iPad boeken

Tientallen jaren hebben mensen zich gericht op de individuele voorwaarden voor succes: passie, inzet, talent en geluk. Maar in de huidige, snel veranderende wereld is onze kans van slagen steeds meer afhankelijk van hoe we ons verhouden tot anderen. Geven en nemen laat zien wat effectief netwerken, samenwerken, invloed uitoefenen, onderhandelen en leiderschap met elkaar gemeen hebben. Waarom krijgen sommige mensen zoveel voor elkaar en andere niet? In dit boek komt hoogleraar psychologie Adam Grant tot een even eenvoudige als cruciale conclusie: er zijn mensen die geven, mensen die nemen en mensen die matchen. Nemers proberen zo veel mogelijk te krijgen van anderen, matchers de meesten van ons streven naar een zeker evenwicht, maar gevers zijn die zeldzame mensen die anderen helpen zonder iets terug te verwachten. Opmerkelijk genoeg zijn de mensen die het meeste bereiken geen nemers of matchers, het zijn gevers. Met een overtuigende combinatie van de laatste onderzoeksresultaten en boeiende persoonlijke verhalen biedt Geven en nemen een revolutionaire benadering van het fenomeen succes en de kracht van geven. Aangezien de meeste mensen geen geboren gevers zijn, legt Grant niet alleen uit waarom gevers winnen, maar onthult hij ook hoe ze dat doen.

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Creative Thinking – Infnite Ideas

Gepost op 30 augustus 2013 – 20:44 in: Geen categorie

Do you suspect that you’ve been running on intellectual and creative autopilot for a while? Do you ever wish you could be more creative every day (and not just when you’re in the zone and working on it)? Are you fed up with watching people around you come up with innovative ideas and brilliant solutions and getting all the credit? Look no further; in thirty practical and down to earth chapters this book will show you: How to learn, learn and learn again; quick tricks to spark ideas and free your mind; ways to keep track of your great ideas; how to map your creative concepts; what you can do with a great mistake. With quizzes, helpful question and answer sections and tips from creative geniuses such as Steve Jobs, Anita Roddick and Vivienne Westwood, this lovely book will help you to make the most of your mental powers. If you want to squeeze a little more juice out of your brain and make a real difference, this is the book for you.

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The Fall of Five – Pittacus Lore

Gepost op 30 augustus 2013 – 18:45 in: Betaalde iPad boeken

The Fall of Five is the heartstopping fourth installment in the Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore. I thought things would change when I found the others. We would stop running. We would fight the Mogadorians. And we would win. But I was wrong. Even though we have come together, we barely escaped from them with our lives. And now we’re in hiding, figuring out our next move. The six of us are powerful – but not strong enough to take on their entire army. We haven’t discovered the full extent of our Legacies. We haven’t learned to work together. Time is running out, and there’s only one thing we know for certain: We need to find Number Five before they do. They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. I am Number Four. I was supposed to be next. But I’m still alive. This battle is far from over. Praise for Pittacus Lore: ‘Tense, exciting, full of energy’ Observer ‘Relentlessly readable’ The Times ‘Tense, keeps you wondering’ Sunday Times ‘Set to eclipse Harry Potter and moody vampires. Pittacus Lore is about to become one of the hottest names on the planet’ Big Issue Pittacus Lore is Lorien’s ruling elder. He has been on Earth for the last twelve years preparing for the war that will decide Earth’s fate. His whereabouts are unknown. The first book in his Lorien Legacies series, I Am Number Four , is now a major Disney motion picture, and along with The Power of Six and The Rise of Nine , perfect for fans of The Hunger Games .

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Free Agent – Roz Lee

Gepost op 30 augustus 2013 – 18:10 in: Geen categorie

The stress of opening her own specialty bakery has kept Brooke tied up in knots, just not the kind she would prefer. When she spies the hunk of a Dom across the crowded bar, she’s intrigued, but his wristband indicates he’s off limits. That doesn’t stop her from doing the most daring thing she’s ever done to snag a man’s attention, but when things escalate beyond even her wildest imaginings, she can’t get out of there fast enough. His contract with the Mustangs is set to expire at the end of the season, and third baseman, Todd Stevens is holding out for a longer, more lucrative deal as a free agent. Convinced more money and a new city will cure what ails him, he isn’t looking for a long-term relationship, much less a one-time hookup with a sub who doesn’t know her place. Unfortunately, the little minx eyeing him from across the room might just be the one to make him change his mind.

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Turned – Morgan Rice

Gepost op 30 augustus 2013 – 16:53 in: Geen categorie

In TURNED (Book #1 of the Vampire Journals series), eighteen year old Caitlin Paine finds herself uprooted from her nice suburb and forced to attend a dangerous New York City high school when her Mom moves again. The one ray of light in her new surroundings is Jonah, a new classmate who takes an instant liking to her. But before their romance can blossom, Caitlin suddenly finds herself changing. She is overcome by a superhuman strength, a sensitivity to light, a desire to feed–by feelings she does not understand. She seeks answers to what’s happening to her, and her cravings lead her to the wrong place at the wrong time. Her eyes are opened to a hidden world, right beneath her feet, thriving underground in New York City. She finds herself caught between two dangerous covens, right in the middle of a vampire war. It is at this moment that Caitlin meets Caleb, a mysterious and powerful vampire who rescues her from the dark forces. He needs her to help lead him to the legendary lost artifact. And she needs him for answers, and for protection. Together, they will need to answer one crucial question: who was her real father?  But Caitlin finds herself caught between two men as something else arises between them: a forbidden love. A love between the races that will risk both of their lives, and will force them to decide whether to risk it all for each other…

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Spellbound-Legend – Claudy Conn

Gepost op 30 augustus 2013 – 16:53 in: Geen categorie

One was from another world and the other from another time… In a failed attempt to turn him into an ageless lover, the evil, not-quite-a-vampire Lamia DuLaine poisoned hunky Druid high priest Julian Talbot on his wedding day. The Seelie Fae transported Julian to their realm for treatment and captured DuLaine, but not before she brutally murdered his new wife, Maxine. Now, nearly two centuries later, the Fae have revived Julian from his coma and returned him to his ancestral estate, where he finds his bride’s many-times-great- grandniece and namesake, Maxie Reigate—who could be his beloved dead wife’s twin. Also there is Breslyn, Royal Fae Prince of Dagda. Because he’d honored the Treaty prohibiting Fae interference in the human world, Breslyn hadn’t been able to prevent Maxine’s death. This time, however, he will do whatever it takes to protect Maxie, rules be damned. It’s not just guilt that motivates him—the sexy immortal has long admired humans, and he is especially taken with this human woman. While she might look like her ancestor, this Maxine is a modern, spirited woman with emerging Druid powers of her own—and she will not be a stand-in for a long-dead love or a temporary playmate for an immortal prince. And yet, she can’t help but be attracted to these two very different and absolutely mesmerizing males. Together, the three of them must work to combat treachery from the highest levels of the Seelie Fae Realm, for one of the Seelie queen’s closest confidantes is plotting to unleash Dark and monstrous Unseelie Fae on an unsuspecting human world. If that weren’t trouble enough, Lamia DuLaine has been released from her Otherworld prison, and her obsession with Julian and hatred for the Reigate family are as strong as ever. But now she has even more Dark Magic knowledge at her disposal. As Maxie’s own magical mana develops, so does her love for one of her partners, but the question remains: will the one she chooses, choose her back?

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Indonesia Handbook – Wolfgang Sladkowski

Gepost op 30 augustus 2013 – 15:16 in: Geen categorie

The Indonesia Handbook is published by Asian Trails Indonesia and includes general travel information if you plan to visit Indonesia. We have included travel details on Bali – Jakarta – Lombok and Yogyakarta. Asian Trails Indonesia started operations in 2000 and in the last decade, it has become a well-established Destination Management Company offering services in Indonesia. With more than 70 employees, we operate a wide range of excursions and round trips and offer cruises, flights or beach extensions in all major tourism destinations of our country. Our guests are assisted by a customer service team of English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Dutch and Russian representatives throughout their stay. Asian Trails Indonesia also offers hotel rates with over 700 properties in Indonesia and enables our partner agencies to view our competitive rates online. We are eager to show our beautiful country to customers from every part of the world.

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Japan Self Defense Force – Gostar den Daas

Gepost op 30 augustus 2013 – 13:32 in: Geen categorie

Japan Self Defense Force, Air Components if a coffee table photo book covering the air components of the Japanese Defense Force. 78 pages with 52 full spread photo’s, with stunning photo’s of the F-15, F-4, F-2, YS-11, C-1, OH-1, US-1 and many, many more. For an aircraft spotter, Japan is a must visit destination. The Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) utilizes some aircraft types nowhere to be seen outside of Japan. The JSDF is divided in three branches. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). All branches have their own air component. This book will cover all the military airfields and museums visited, and the photo’s made during this trip. The trip was made in 2006, covering most of Japan, except Hokkaido, in a combined military and civil road trip.

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Curiosity Killed the Kat: Book 1 – Elizabeth Nelson

Gepost op 30 augustus 2013 – 13:32 in: Geen categorie

Katherine was the perfect obedient wife. She would do anything for her husband. That is, until she discovers he’s the ring leader of a human trafficking organization. The action is fast and furious, the dialogue smart and the sex scenes hot. Meet Katherine in Curiosity Killed The Kat as she goes farther and farther down the rabbit hole of political intrigue, sex, and revenge. Will she let herself be saved by love or will curiosity and a thirst for killer justice kill the Kat?

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