The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:Porpoise Publishing


Total Pages:268



Books Description:

While others gamble for their lives, Jason Joval is gambling his away... Don’t miss the exclusive Stars Beckon Call Book Launch Bonuses in the back of the book--two additional SF thrillers plus a fun contest to win the complete 6-book series, Saga of the Dandelion Expansion. In a far future dystopian world where the chips are heavy and the House always wins, citizens of the Mid-Eastern Cone roll the dice for their very lives. Honing his skills in order to extend his lackluster life, Jason hits big and becomes famous overnight as the longest living man in history. But what does a man with no passion for life do with all of that time? What is the point of the chips when they neither have value nor meaning? For one wayward, lost soul, the gambling floor becomes a stage on which his altered state of being plays out for the world to see. Under the watchful eyes of the shadowy soldiers of the Patriarchy government, Jason retraces the missteps of a man who’s quite unsure if he’s ready to fold. Can a man ever truly win when the cards are stacked against him? Is there any way to escape from the glittering lights of the gambling floor? With a hot hand and an eye for Lady Luck, Jason Joval doubles down on the bet of a lifetime. Orrin Jason Bradford’s stories have been compared to the early works of Michael Crichton and Dean Koontz. Pick up your copy of this sci-fi thriller today and enter a world where nothing is as it seems. For a limited time, save $2.00 off the regular retail price when purchased during pre-order and launch time (Now through May 6th). Early Reviews Easily a new classic Normally I either power read through an entire book or read it over a month as a casual read. This story captured me from the first chapter, I had to force myself to stop halfway through it to digest the concepts and story. Upon restarting it the next day I found that I was even re-reading a couple of chapters from before where I left off just to refresh my memory so I did not miss a single nuance of the story. I loved it!!! From the concept to your descriptive writing, you had me hooked from the beginning. Yes, space-themed novels appeal to me, but I am sure anyone could find something they love about this book. The Plot Thickens I loved the book! The storyline was great. The characters believable. I really liked the characters of Jason, Seattle, and Tinker. Mu-monk was absolutely the best character to me! Can't wait till the next book. I really hope this is the start of a great series.

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Beyond the Hills That Beckon

Author:Ray Long



Total Pages:200



Books Description:

Various folk who enjoyed reading The Hills That Beckon questioned the author, When are you going to write a sequel? After much consideration Mr. Long decided to comply with their requests. His first narrative was confined to the Poosey Ridge area of Madison County, Kentucky.The sequel goes beyond the borders written about in the first book and includes other areas hence, the title Beyond The Hills That Beckon. This writing differs by focusing on other families and events in the region rather than only the authors family. The reader will be reintroduced to the Poosey Ridge location from a perspective not addressed in The Hills That Beckon.


Author:Tom Pawlik

Publisher:Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.


Total Pages:416



Books Description:

An anthropologist, a police officer, and a desperate husband travel to a small Wyoming town for different reasons, where they cross paths investigating the area's legend about a Soul Eater that lives in caves.

A Guide to English Grammar

Author:Bessie Brooks

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation


Total Pages:738



Books Description:

There is elements of language that allow us to better understand the world. Abstractions in language help us classify ideas into groups so that we may generalize or specify parts within a label. For instance a car is made up of many parts, such as the engine, the wheels, the body,etc. We call it a car instead of of "an engine driving the wheels with a body attached to carry passengers", to make it easier for us not only to transfer the though within our mind, but also to others. Also, by calling it a car, we have differentiated the object from a train or a bike, both being other modes of transportation. Abstractions are part of our mental girds that help us by chopping reality into fragments so that we may organize it and put it into our grasp of understanding. Something such as the temperature cannot be measured because it is infinitely variable. It is just our enviroment reduced to numbers so that we can conceive it in our minds. Again, our world is divided into pieces so the human mind can understand it bit buy bit. From seeing a car to measuring the temperature, language offers an explanation to our experience and it is a powerful tool to help us think.

When Olive Leaves Beckon

Author:William Boudreau

Publisher:Author House


Total Pages:372



Books Description:

For years, Mario Rossetti has been living a double life. Most people know the affable, handsome Italian from Verona as a member of the Monte Carlo Casino security team and/or a joint owner of olive groves in Tuscany. Few are aware that Mario is a mercenary. Violence, misery and death describe his alter-ego’s engagements when on missions with European colleagues in Third World countries, mainly in Africa. Their current mission is to assist the return of a former African leader to establish himself as his country’s new leader. Mario was given a small share of the country’s inactive diamond mines as additional compensation. Mario reaches a point when he feels a need to reassess his lifestyle. While on a mission, he begins to question whether he feels more than friendship with Marianne, a Belgian schoolteacher. A change would mean becoming more sedentary. A topsy-turvy romance ensues causing Mario to put wedding plans on hold, leading him to depart on another mission to Africa. Yet, he must reflect ---- Are olive leaves truly beckoning him? Ultimately, it comes down to this --- make love, not war.

The New Gold Rush

Author:Joseph N. Pelton



Total Pages:237



Books Description:

This book captures the most exciting advances in the harnessing of space as a global resource. The authors track the growing number of space businesses and opportunities for investors, and the many possible benefits of spaceplanes, space stations and even space colonies. The authors also discuss the need for more regulatory reform. Companies like Planetary Resources are now forming to find mineral-rich asteroids and bring back new riches to Earth. Solar power satellites in the next few years will start to beam clean energy back to Earth, to meet the growing demands of a still-developing world. Innovative space industries are vital to the survival of modern human life, and the authors demonstrate what can be done to encourage the growing of the "New Space" frontier. From lassoing and then mining asteroids to developing new methods of defending the planet from space hazards and setting up new hotels and adventures for tourists in space, this new industry will have profound effects on Earth, especially on its economy. This book is based on a study of international experts commissioned ahead of the UNISPACE+50 meeting, having distilled the results of this comprehensive fact-finding process into a compact and very readable form. It can serve as an excellent starting point for understanding all the activities underway or planned to make space truly our next frontier.

The Beckoning Shadow

Author:Katharyn Blair



Total Pages:480



Books Description:

From debut author Katharyn Blair comes a heart-stopping fantasy novel, perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and The Young Elites, about a teenage runaway who enters a dangerous tournament with an impossible prize. Vesper Montgomery can summon your worst fear and turn it into a reality—but she’s learned the hard way that it’s an addicting and dangerous power. One wrong move and you could hurt someone you love. But when she earns a spot in the Tournament of the Unraveling, where competitors battle it out for a chance to rewrite the past, Vesper finally has a shot to reverse the mistakes that have changed her forever. She turns to Sam Hardy, a former MMA fighter who’s also carrying a tragedy he desperately wants to undo. However, helping heal Sam’s heart will mean breaking her own, and the competition forces her to master her powers—powers she has been terrified of since they destroyed her life.

The Bruce Beckons

Author:William S. Fox

Publisher:University of Toronto Press


Total Pages:264



Books Description:

First published in 1952, The Bruce Beckons was immediately acclaimed as a delightful guide to a uniquely beautiful and fascinating part of Ontario. Separating Georgian Bay from Lake Huron, the Bruce Peninsula's remarkable natural history and richly varied wildlife today continue to draw thousands of visitors every year. W. Sherwood Fox, a distinguished scholar who was for twenty years president of the University of Western Ontario, knew and loved the Bruce’s history and its folklore throughout his life. During his retirement he served several years as honorary president of the Federation of Ontario Naturalists.

The Beckoning

Author:Michael Minot

Publisher:Morgan James Publishing


Total Pages:212



Books Description:

“Encouraging to fellow believers and a revelation to skeptics . . . a fascinating read.” —Jerry B. Jenkins, #1 New York Times–bestselling coauthor of the Left Behind series I’m often asked to describe what happened during the months I spent researching these issues. They want to know what facts were so persuasive that an atheist attorney would become a believer in God. But I never felt I could respond in a way that told the true story. No short answer seemed sufficient. So now, in the following pages, I’ll describe for the first time the specifics of what jolted me out of my atheism . . . Michael felt he was living the American dream. For a number of years he’d been reaping the professional and financial rewards of being a commercial litigation attorney. To him, life was great and getting better all the time. He first gained notoriety around his hometown as a nationally ranked tennis player. But now, years later, he was becoming known for his skills as a lawyer and as the youngest elected official in the area. And then, in his late twenties, Michael unexpectedly discovered something that turned his world and his entire idea of life upside down. In response to a challenge from a friend, Michael agreed to investigate issues relating to science, philosophy, and the Scriptures. Comfortable with his life as an atheist, he began reading with an indifferent attitude. But what started as a casual inquiry soon turned into a time of intense research. This is the story of Michael’s journey in his own words, his thoughts and reactions to the evidence he discovered—and the new life that soon followed.

The Beckoning House

Author:Paula George

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc


Total Pages:N.A



Books Description:

Kit Chatterton is supposed to be recovering from a recent injury, but when he and his friend Simon stop for the night at the Dog and Duck it is the beginning of an adventure which could end in tragedy. Not far from the inn stands the Grey House, an empty building that seems to have an influence over several of the nearby villagers.

Death Beckons

Author:J.C. Diem

Publisher:Seize The Night Agency


Total Pages:306



Books Description:

Working late one night, Natalie Pierce is kidnapped by a creature that looks like a harmless old man, but is something far more terrifying. Waking up in a creepy mausoleum, she is forced to endure three nights of indescribable agony. Her life is forever altered when she is transformed into a monster of myth and legend; a vampire. Lonely and full of despair, she comes face to face with the irresistible and enigmatic Lord Lucentio. Justice bringer for the European Vampire Council, Luc has been sent to Australia to kill Natalie’s maker, but someone has already beaten him to it. He quickly discovers that Nat is far from an ordinary fledgling. He suspects that she is Mortis, a figure of both hope and dread among their kind. Natalie is propelled into a dark and mysterious underworld that takes her far away from her hometown of Brisbane. Her arrival was foretold long ago and her fate is already sealed. Nat’s entire species is in danger and it is her job to save them. She desperately wants to escape from the burden that has been thrust upon her, but she is inextricably linked to a two thousand year old prophecy. An unknown enemy has begun to whittle down their already limited numbers. If Nat fails to accept her destiny, all vampires will soon cease to exist. (Free paranormal romance, free fantasy romance, free dark fantasy, vampire series, dark fantasy series, paranormal romance series)

Infinity Beckoned

Author:Jay Gallentine

Publisher:U of Nebraska Press


Total Pages:504



Books Description:

Infinity Beckoned illuminates a critical period of space history when humans dared an expansive leap into the inner solar system. With an irreverent and engaging style, Jay Gallentine conveys the trials and triumphs of the people on the ground who conceived and engineered the missions that put robotic spacecraft on the heavenly bodies nearest our own. These dedicated space pioneers include such individuals as Soviet Russia's director of planetary missions, who hated his job but kept at it for fifteen years, enduring a paranoid bureaucracy where even the copy machines were strictly regulated. Based on numerous interviews, Gallentine delivers a rich variety of stories involving the men and women, American and Russian, responsible for such groundbreaking endeavors as the Mars Viking missions of the 1970s and the Soviet Venera flights to Venus in the 1980s. From the dreamers responsible for the Venus landing who discovered that dropping down through heavy clouds of sulfuric acid and 900-degree heat was best accomplished by surfing to the five-man teams puppeteering the Soviet moon rovers from a top-secret, off-the-map town without a name, the people who come to life in these pages persevered in often trying, thankless circumstances. Their legacy is our better understanding of our own planet and our place in the cosmos.


Author:Anna North

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA


Total Pages:272



Books Description:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK A BELLETRIST BOOK CLUB PICK "A masterpiece." - R.O. Kwon The Crucible meets True Grit in this riveting adventure story of a fugitive girl, a mysterious gang of robbers, and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West. In the year of our Lord 1894, I became an outlaw. The day of her wedding, 17 year old Ada's life looks good; she loves her husband, and she loves working as an apprentice to her mother, a respected midwife. But after a year of marriage and no pregnancy, in a town where barren women are routinely hanged as witches, her survival depends on leaving behind everything she knows. She joins up with the notorious Hole in the Wall Gang, a band of outlaws led by a preacher-turned-robber known to all as the Kid. Charismatic, grandiose, and mercurial, the Kid is determined to create a safe haven for outcast women. But to make this dream a reality, the Gang hatches a treacherous plan that may get them all killed. And Ada must decide whether she's willing to risk her life for the possibility of a new kind of future for them all. Featuring an irresistibly no-nonsense, courageous, and determined heroine, Outlawed dusts off the myth of the old West and reignites the glimmering promise of the frontier with an entirely new set of feminist stakes. Anna North has crafted a pulse-racing, page-turning saga about the search for hope in the wake of death, and for truth in a climate of small-mindedness and fear.

Our Wild Calling

Author:Richard Louv

Publisher:Algonquin Books


Total Pages:320



Books Description:

“A book that offers hope.” —The New York Times Book Review “Richard Louv has done it again. A remarkable book that will help everyone break away from their fixed gaze at the screens that dominate our lives and remember instead that we are animals in a world of animals.” —Bill McKibben, author of Falter Richard Louv’s landmark book, Last Child in the Woods, inspired an international movement to connect children and nature. Now Louv redefines the future of human-animal coexistence. Our Wild Calling explores these powerful and mysterious bonds and how they can transform our mental, physical, and spiritual lives, serve as an antidote to the growing epidemic of human loneliness, and help us tap into the empathy required to preserve life on Earth. Louv interviews researchers, theologians, wildlife experts, indigenous healers, psychologists, and others to show how people are communicating with animals in ancient and new ways; how dogs can teach children ethical behavior; how animal-assisted therapy may yet transform the mental health field; and what role the human-animal relationship plays in our spiritual health. He reports on wildlife relocation and on how the growing populations of wild species in urban areas are blurring the lines between domestic and wild animals. Our Wild Calling makes the case for protecting, promoting, and creating a sustainable and shared habitat for all creatures—not out of fear, but out of love. Transformative and inspiring, this book points us toward what we all long for in the age of technology: real connection.

Essential 120000 English-Nepali Words Dictionary

Author:Nam H Nguyen

Publisher:Nam H Nguyen


Total Pages:4419



Books Description:

The entire dictionary is an alphabetical list of English words and their French equivalent translations. It will be very useful for everyone (home, school, students, travel, interpreting and learning French or English). सम्पूर्ण शब्दकोश अङ्ग्रेजी शब्दहरू र उनीहरूको फ्रान्सेली बराबर अनुवादको एक वर्णमाला सूची हो। यो सबैको लागि धेरै उपयोगी हुनेछ (घर, विद्यालय, विद्यार्थी, यात्रा, व्याख्या र फ्रान्सेली वा अंग्रेजी सिक्दै)।

27000 English-Vietnamese Words Dictionary With Definitions

Author:Nam H Nguyen

Publisher:Nam H Nguyen


Total Pages:2312



Books Description:

is a great resource anywhere you go; it is an easy tool that has just the words completed description you want and need! The entire dictionary is an alphabetical list of English words with their full description plus special Alphabet, Irregular Verbs and Parts of speech. It will be perfect and very useful for everyone who needs a handy, reliable resource for home, school, office, organization, students, college, government officials, diplomats, academics, professionals, business people, company, travel, interpreting, reference and learning English. The meaning of words you will learn will help you in any situations in the palm of your hand. là một nguồn tài nguyên tuyệt vời ở bất cứ đâu bạn đi; nó là một công cụ dễ dàng chỉ có những từ hoàn thành mô tả bạn muốn và cần! Toàn bộ từ điển là một danh sách theo thứ tự chữ cái các từ tiếng Anh với mô tả đầy đủ của chúng cùng với Bảng chữ cái đặc biệt , Động từ bất quy tắc và các phần của lời nói. Nó sẽ trở nên hoàn hảo và rất hữu ích cho tất cả những ai cần một nguồn đáng tin cậy có ích cho gia đình, trường học, văn phòng, tổ chức, sinh viên, cán bộ đại học, chính phủ, các nhà ngoại giao, các viện nghiên cứu, các chuyên gia, b usiness người, công ty, du lịch, phiên dịch, tham khảo và học tiếng Anh. Ý nghĩa của những từ bạn sẽ học sẽ giúp bạn trong bất kỳ tình huống trong lòng bàn tay của bạn.

Night Beckons

Author:Colleen Gleason

Publisher:Oliver-Heber books


Total Pages:N.A



Books Description:

The award-winning fourth installment in the "brilliantly conceived and executed" (Library Journal) series set in an overgrown, dystopian Las Vegas. The Change that devastated the earth did not destroy Theo Waxnicki. It made him something more than human--eternally young, eternally beautiful . . . but not immortal. When he dies on a mission against the Strangers, he is lost to the darkness . . . until a miracle lady brings him back. Born during the apocalyptic storms and earthquakes that left the world in ruins, Selena has dedicated her life to easing the pain of others as they slip into death. But Theo is different. He is the first in her care ever to survive. Responding to Selena's tender touch, Theo starts to live again--to feel and desire again. But joined in a world of terrors, the secrets they can never share make them targets....and love could be the ultimate betrayal. ***PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED UNDER THE TITLE Night Betrayed*** "Like a sexy WALKING DEAD!" --Mara Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of Worth the Effort. “Colleen Gleason's vision of the future is dark, complex, and sharply original. I can’t wait for the next book!" -- Nalini Singh "Atmospheric and dark, filled with high-stakes action, sizzling romance, and set against a shadowy, post-apocalyptic world that's as fascinating as the varied cast of characters who inhabit it." -- Lara Adrian "Dark, sexy, and captivating." --Jeaniene Frost “Colleen Gleason makes even the end of the world sexy!" -- Kathryn Smith, USA Today bestselling author "For those of us who like our paranormal romance on the urban, edgy side, Colleen Gleason delivers." -- Lara Adrian "Sexy, violent, electrifying....An edgy, page-turning series." -- Library Journal

The Beckoning

Author:Jill Sanders

Publisher:Jill Sanders


Total Pages:300



Books Description:

Breanna is a reasonable woman, she doesn’t believe in things like, teleportation, or time travel. But after months of finding herself in other places, and living through events that haven’t taken place yet, she’s beginning to think there actually might be something more beyond normal.

Tarzan: The Beckoning


Publisher:Dark Horse Comics


Total Pages:208



Books Description:

The ageless Tarzan and his beautiful wife Jane have been living in America, fighting the illegal ivory trade to stop the slaughter of elephants . . . but they’re soon drawn back to Africa, entangled in a dangerous web that threatens their long lives! Thomas Yeates’s saga collected in its entirety for the first time. * An epic, modern-day story featuring the original superstar hero of the last century!