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The Charmer

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Filled with suspense, seduction, mystery, and passionate love, the unforgettable romance novels of Madeline Hunter have earned critical accolades and captivated readers. Now, in The Charmer, the nationally bestselling author weaves a spellbinding tale of an exiled duchess, a charismatic aristocrat, and a once-in-a-lifetime seduction worth risking everything for... The Charmer He’d found her in another man’s arms, the very picture of sophisticated debauchery. But Sophia Raughley knew very well that the truth was much different from appearances. What should she make, however, of this commandingly handsome man who’d burst into her Parisian salon demanding that she return with him to England by authority of the king himself? Adrian Burchard had no idea of the painful memories that had driven the beautiful duchess into a self-imposed exile across the sea, but he was clearly not going to take no for an answer. Yet this devastatingly seductive man had a tormenting secret past of his own—and powerful enemies in England that they both shared. As Sophia falls under the spell of his erotic charms, and Adrian finds himself unable to resist her passionate response, they embark together on an irresistibly dangerous affair that will either destroy them both—or prove the one thing that can save them.

The Charmer (A Hot Romantic Comedy)

The Charmer (A Hot Romantic Comedy) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Avery Flynn
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The Charmer (A Hot Romantic Comedy) by Avery Flynn Summary

Don't miss the hot new romantic comedy follow-up to the smash hit The Negotiator... Hot, filthy rich, and usually irresistible, Hudson Carlyle just met the one woman in Harbor City who’s immune to his legendary charm. Nerdy ant researcher Felicia Hartigan is the unsexiest dresser ever. She trips over air. And she’s in love with totally the wrong man. Hudson can’t stop thinking about her. His regular moves won’t work here. He’s going to need a new plan, starting with helping her win over the man she thinks she wants. And if in the process she ends up falling for Hudson instead? Even better. Step one, charm her panties off. Step two, repeat step one as frequently as possible. But what if the famous Carlyle charm finally fails him when he needs it most? Or worse, what if she figures out the one secret he’s kept from everyone, including his family, and walks away for good? Each book in the Harbor City series is STANDALONE * The Negotiator * The Charmer * The Schemer

The Charmer

The Charmer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mandasue Heller
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
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'One of the bad girls of gritty crime' Daily Mirror Maria Price is a survivor of the care system who thought she would never have a family or security again. She's just inherited a house and a bank account, and things appear to be looking up. Joel Parry - good-looking, charming and a wonderful lover - seems to know everyone who is anyone in Manchester. He just happens to need a place to stay. Before long Joel moves into Maria's house and is helping her to spend her money. But he isn't what he seems to be. Deep in the drug scene, his terrifying past is about to catch up with him - and the naïve girl who trusts him . . . 'A cracking read that will chill you to the bone' Sun on Two-Faced 'Mandasue has played a real blinder with this fantastic novel' Martina Cole on Forget-Me-Not

The Charmer

The Charmer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C.J. Archer
Editor: C.J. Archer
ISBN: 0987337289
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This book is also available in the ASSASSINS GUILD BOX SET. By purchasing the set, you get 4 books at a lower price than you would buying them individually. Elizabethan England: He was the last man she needed, but the only one she wanted. Orlando Holt has never assassinated a woman before. The lovely, feisty Lady Lynden will be his first. She's supposed to be a vicious murderess, but when Orlando begins to have doubts, he sets out to discover the identity of the person who hired him. What he learns will turn his world upside down, and propel him headlong into love with a woman who is immune to his charms. Twice widowed by the age of twenty-four, Lady Susanna Lynden has had enough of charming men. Her last husband knew all the right things to say to get her to the marriage bed…then made her life miserable. Money may be scarce and her house falling down around her, but the exotic fruit from her orange trees will keep poverty away. Except someone is thwarting her at every turn. Someone who may even want her dead.

The Book Charmer

The Book Charmer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karen Hawkins
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1982105550
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Prepare to fall under the spell of “this sometimes whimsical, often insightful, always absorbing story” (Shelf Awareness) following two fiercely independent women and their truly magical friendship in a sleepy Southern town, from New York Times bestselling author of Karen Hawkins. Sarah Dove is no ordinary bookworm. To her, books live, breathe, and sometimes even speak. As the librarian in her quaint Southern town of Dove Pond, her gift helps place every book in the hands of the perfect reader. Recently, however, the books have been whispering about something out of the ordinary: the arrival of a displaced city girl named Grace Wheeler. If the books are right, Grace could be the savior Dove Pond desperately needs. The problem is, Grace wants little to do with the town or its quirky residents—Sarah chief among them. But with a bit of urging, and the help of an especially wise book, will Grace ultimately embrace the challenge to rescue her charmed new community? “A mesmerizing fusion of the mystical and the everyday” (Susan Andersen, New York Times bestselling author), The Book Charmer is a heartwarming story about the magic of books that feels more than a little magical itself.

The Charmer

The Charmer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kate Hoffmann
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781426847868
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Publisher Alex Stamos has never had any trouble attracting the opposite sex. At least, he didn't…until he gets named one of Chicago's most notorious womanizers! Still, Alex has more important things on his mind. Like tracking down a reclusive hot new author in the wilds of Wisconsin. And dealing with Tenley Marshall, the incredibly sexy woman who saves him during a snowstorm…and then proceeds to seduce him senseless. Not that he's complaining… It isn't long, though, before Alex realizes that he wants more from Tenley than just a few nights. But he knows it's going to take more than charm to win the heart of the only woman he's ever truly desired—the only one who doesn't want him….

The Charmer

The Charmer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jennifer Spredemann,J.E.B. Spredemann
Editor: Blessed Publishing
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She's running for her life. He only wants to help her. But secrets threaten to keep them apart. When mysterious Jenny Christner unintentionally catapults herself into Paul Miller’s life, he knows it isn’t just a coincidence. Paul isn’t looking for love, even though many of his friends have found their life mates. So why is he so drawn to this stranger? When Jenny promised herself she’d never fall for another Amish man again, she wasn’t counting on crossing paths with charming Paul Miller. Not only is Paul handsome, he’s also thoughtful and kind. And nothing like Atlee Bontrager. It would be easy to fall in love with a man like Paul. But if she stays in Paul’s community, she’ll be putting him and his family in danger—something she isn’t willing to do. Worse yet, getting close to Paul will force her to reveal her secret—a secret that would jeopardize their chances at love. Will Paul be able to convince Jenny she can trust him with her secret? Or will learning about her past be the undoing of their fragile romance? The Charmer is the exciting third book in the Amish Country Brides series from USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Spredemann! Read Paul and Jenny's sweet love story now!

The Charmers

The Charmers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Adler
Editor: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466862262
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The Charmers by Elizabeth Adler Summary

When Mirabella Matthews’ Aunt Jolly dies unexpectedly and under mysterious circumstances Mirabella suddenly finds herself the new owner of a villa in the South of France. But with the inheritance come unexpected mysteries...and dangers. On her way to the villa, Mirabella is run off the road by a motorcycle, and that’s only just the beginning. It turns out that Aunt Jolly had a past, and as the various men who were a part of it show up Mirabella must find out who can be trusted and who is using charm to mask the face of a murderer. Told with Elizabeth Adler’s signature attention to detail, strong female characters, and luxurious setting, The Charmers is a page-turner of a novel that will keep you riveted up until the very last page.

Charmer

Charmer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack Olsen
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Charmer by Jack Olsen Summary

In a tree-lined community near Seattle, young women were drawn to George Russel Jr.. They crowned him "cool", trusted him and took him to their hearts. And why not? An articulate young African American, he was a cheerful companion, flashy dancer, and urban sophisticate. He had good looks, professional parents, rich friends, a beguiling style and smile. George was a local favorite. Then, bodies started turning up - in a night club parking lot, in a quiet, out-of-the-way house, and in a tastefully decorated apartment. The victims, attractive young females, had been bludgeoned to death, violated sexually, then outrageously posed like gallery sculptures. Seasoned investigators were sickened by the cold brutality. A prosecutor described the bodies as "the killer's collected works of art." No one suspected George Russell. He offered the police helpful clues and even fingered a pal. When frustrated detectives ran out of leads, they came close to giving up the case. In this riveting examination into the mind and life of a vicious killer and his deceptively charming persona, Jack Olsen tracks Russell's thirty-year psychological decline, which culminated in a shocking killing spree. Charmer is a thrilling and tragic story of a murderer and his victims.

Kingdom of Exiles

Kingdom of Exiles Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maxym M. Martineau
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492689394
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Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau Summary

"Has all the lush world-building and intoxicating magic of the Harry Potter universe" — Entertainment Weekly "Lush and sweeping swords-and-sorcery romance" — The New York Times Assassin's Creed meets Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in this gripping, epic fantasy romance trilogy. My heart wasn't part of the deal when I bargained for my life, But assassins so rarely keep their word. Exiled Charmer Leena Edenfrell is running out of time. Empty pockets forced her to sell her beloved magical beasts—an offense punishable by death—and now there's a price on her head. With the realm's most talented murderer-for-hire nipping at her heels, Leena makes Noc an offer he can't refuse: powerful mythical creatures in exchange for her life. Plagued by a curse that kills everyone he loves, Noc agrees to Leena's terms in hopes of finding a cure. Never mind that the dark magic binding the assassin's oath will eventually force him to choose between Leena's continued survival...and his own. The Beast Charmer Series: Kingdom of Exiles The Frozen Prince (coming early 2020) The Shattered Crown (coming late 2020)

The Shattered Crown

The Shattered Crown Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maxym M. Martineau
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1728241235
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The Shattered Crown by Maxym M. Martineau Summary

Dark magic, mythical beasts, undying assassins, and forbidden love—this thrilling final installment in the epic Beast Charmer series is perfect for fans of Jennifer Armentrout, Sarah J Maas and Claire Legrand When Leena Edenfrell swore herself to the Frozen Prince, Noc Feyreigner, she never dreamed she'd ignite the flames of war. And yet as their enemies combine forces against them, Leena and Noc have no choice but to gather their allies and fight. While Noc makes moves to reclaim their lost throne, Leena acts as the new Crown of the Charmer's Council, searching for a way to stop the enemy from raising an ancient creature destined to burn their world to ash. But no matter how hard they fight—for each other, for their friends, and for everyone who looks to them to lead—Leena can't escape the feeling that her time is running out. Soon a winged shadow reigns over Lendria, and Leena is the last thing standing between everyone she loves and total destruction. It's in that moment that Noc and Leena discover the true price of victory: in order to tame the ancient dragon, Leena will have to sacrifice her own heart...and lose herself in the process. Intense, compelling, and impossible to put down, The Shattered Crown is perfect for readers looking for: epic YA/New Adult fantasy series a unique premise and a plot to die for books like Sarah J. Maas' Kingdom of Ash and Kalyn Josephson's Storm Crow high fantasy with paranormal and romance elements multidimensional characters and rich world-building The Beast Charmer Series: Kingdom of Exiles The Frozen Prince The Shattered Crown

The Ruthless Charmer

The Ruthless Charmer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Julia London
Editor: Dell
ISBN: 0307490378
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No woman could resist Julian Dane. Except Lady Claudia Whitney. Julian had known her since childhood, but the headstrong lass had grown into a beautiful woman. Julian vows to teach her everything he knows about passion. But Claudia, in her most innocent ardor, promises to challenge him to the most dangerous emotion of all: wild, all-consuming love. The rogue met his match in the woman he was forced to wed....

The Big Charmer

The Big Charmer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Evey Lyon
Editor: E.H. Lyon
ISBN: 1736575228
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Logan Jax is the boss who plans to charm the off-limits nanny… I probably shouldn’t have eyed the nanny like she was my next meal. But what guy living a bachelor’s life wouldn’t when your nanny looks like Sadie? I don’t get points for asking her to be my fake date, either. But I needed to close a billion-dollar deal. I definitely don’t get points for sleeping with the nanny. However, Sadie’s hand roamed, my hand roamed, and the rest is history. My sister gave me one rule when my nephew was placed in my care. Don’t (literally!) screw up the arrangement with the supernanny. And despite the sexy nanny trying to keep it professional, my charm wore her down, and although Sadie struts around in my shirt, clearly enjoying my cocky antics—it’s a problem. I’m positive she wants me, and I want her. But I don’t do relationships or family; I’m not the settling-down type, and that’s exactly what she wants… The Big Charmer is the second standalone novel from the Mr. Boss series where you can revisit your favorite characters throughout. This feel-good story is filled with banter, a swoony boss, steamy times, and surprises along the way. A perfect workplace city romance that involves a billionaire alpha boss, and his slightly younger nanny.

When I Loved a Charmer

When I Loved a Charmer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dawn Brower
Editor: Monarchal Glenn Press
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When I Loved a Charmer by Dawn Brower Summary

Lady Calliope Andrews was warned to stay away from Jonah Adams, the Viscount of Goodland. More than one person issued that warning, but her brother emphasized it the loudest. So of course she had to do the exact opposite. The charming rogue intrigued her... Each of Jonah's friends fell hard, and fast. He's the last of the scandalous gentlemen left, and he's determined to remain unwed. But he never counted on the temptation that Callie would present, and fears he may follow the same path. So he decides to put distance between them, unfortunately it may be too late. When he realizes his mistake he fears no amount of charm may win Callie's heart.

Understanding Emotional Intelligence

Understanding Emotional Intelligence Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frances Kay,Neilson Kite
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749459379
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Understanding Emotional Intelligence by Frances Kay,Neilson Kite Summary

Emotional intelligence, more than IQ and technical know-how, gives a valuable competitive edge to organizations and is crucial to the success of individuals. Used to its full advantage, emotional intelligence can improve relationships with vital business contacts to achieve your desired outcomes, help you perform better at interview and job applications and improve your decision making on a day to day basis. By applying the principles of emotional intelligence to the working environment and describing familiar situations in jargon-free language, Understanding Emotional Intelligence will show you how to negotiate more effectively, develop leadership skills, develop an emotionally aware organisation, use EQ as a management strategy, manage relationships with colleagues and develop your self-confidence. Featuring ten traits of emotionally intelligent people and including advice on social networking and communication, Understanding Emotional Intelligence provides clear and realistic guidance in a common sense way, helping you to make radical changes in the way you approach people, life and work.

The Snake Charmer

The Snake Charmer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jamie James
Editor: Hachette+ORM
ISBN: 1401395716
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The true story of a brilliant herpetologist killed by a snake in the jungle of Burma is vividly recounted in this fascinating and harrowing biography. In the fall of 2001, star herpetologist Dr. Joe Slowinski led a team of scientists into the jungles of Burma to find rare snakes. But the expedition was cut short by a bite from a many-banded krait, the deadliest serpent in Asia. Suddenly, Joe’s life was in imminent peril. In one of the most remarkable wilderness rescue attempts of modern times, Joe’s teammates kept him alive for thirty hours by mouth-to-mouth respiration, waiting for a rescue that never came. A daredevil obsessed with venomous snakes since his youth, Joe was a study in contrasts—meticulous in his science yet reckless in his pursuit of knowledge. A brilliant biologist, he rose quickly to the top of his field, discovering a number of snake species in his brief yet exhilarating career. Part science biography and part travel literature, The Snake Charmer presents a lively introduction to the strange and fascinating world of snake science while transporting readers from the Everglades to Peru to Burma, in search of rattlesnakes, boa constrictors, kraits, and cobras.

Meet the Little Charmers (Little Charmers)

Meet the Little Charmers (Little Charmers) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jenne Simon
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338030299
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Meet the Little Charmers (Little Charmers) by Jenne Simon Summary

These best friends bring magic into everything they do! Welcome to Charmville, home to three enchanting Charmers-in-Training! Hazel, Posie, and Lavender are learning about magic together. So brush off your broomsticks and get to know the Little Charmers, their friends, and their adorable pets. Learn all about the Charmers' awesome powers and explore their world of wonder!

Charmers & Con Artists: And Their Flip Side

Charmers & Con Artists: And Their Flip Side Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sandra Scott
Editor: Redemption Press
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Charmers & Con Artists: And Their Flip Side by Sandra Scott Summary

This is a psychological study of charmers, con artists, and their hidden alter-ego, the abusers -- how they got that way, various profile examples, and how to recover from their artistry of killing you softly with their charm.

Secrets of the Snake Charmer

Secrets of the Snake Charmer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John C. Murphy
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450221270
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Note that there is a companion website for this book and it can be seen at: http://secretsofthesnakecharmer.blogspot.com/ Humans and snakes have an intimate and ancient relationship that often revolves around either love or hate. Snakes can be seen as gods, spiritual messengers, symbols of fertility, and guardians of resources in virtually all cultures. But to those that fear them, snakes are seen as venomous creatures that cannot be trusted. In Secrets of the Snake Charmer, John Murphy, a research associate of the Division of Amphibians and Reptiles in the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, provides an in-depth, twenty-first century look at snakes utilizing the published research of other herpetologists as well as his own personal experiences and speculations. Murphy covers a wide range of topics such as the adaptability of snakes, the ways in which evolution has tinkered with snakes during the last 160 million years, and the impact snakes have on the ecological communities they live in. While sharing ideas about the origin of snakes, rattlesnake rattles, and spitting in cobras, Murphy presents an innovative portrayal of snakes that proves they co-evolve with their prey, predators, and parasites in order to fulfill a significant and novel role in the web of life.

Borrowed Souls

Borrowed Souls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chelsea Mueller
Editor: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1940456835
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Callie Delgado always puts family first, and unfortunately her brother knows it. She’s emptied her savings, lost work, and spilled countless tears trying to keep him out of trouble, but now he’s in deeper than ever, and his debt is on Callie’s head. She’s given a choice: do some dirty work for the mob, or have her brother returned to her in tiny pieces. Renting souls is big business for the religious population of Gem City. Those looking to take part in immoral—or even illegal—activity can borrow someone else’s soul, for a price, and sin without consequence. To save her brother, Callie needs a borrowed soul, but she doesn’t have anywhere near the money to pay for it. The slimy Soul Charmer is willing to barter, but accepting his offer will force Callie into a dangerous world of magic she isn’t ready for. With the help of the guarded but undeniably attractive Derek—whose allegiance to the Charmer wavers as his connection to Callie grows—she’ll have to walk a tight line, avoid pissing off the bad guys, all while struggling to determine what her loyalty to her family’s really worth. Losing her brother isn’t an option. Losing her soul? Maybe.

In Search of the Sorcerer's Apprentice

In Search of the Sorcerer's Apprentice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel Ogden
Editor: ISD LLC
ISBN: 1914535103
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In Search of the Sorcerer's Apprentice by Daniel Ogden Summary

In Search of the Sorcerer's Apprentice is the first book in English to be devoted to Lucian's Philopseudes or Lover of Lies (c. 170s AD). It comprises an extensive discussion, with full translation, of this engaging and satirical Greek text with its ten tales of magic and ghosts. One of these is the famous story of The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and this conveys the flavour of the rest. In other tales a plague of snakes is blasted with a miraculous scorching breath, a woman is drawn to her admirer by an animated cupid doll, and a haunted house is cleansed of its monstrous ghost. The Philopseudes stands at the intersection of three of the liveliest fields in the study of antiquity: magic, traditional narratives, and the Lucianic oeuvre itself. Ogden's cross-fertilising expertise in all three of these fields enables him to build sophisticated analyses for each of the tales and to place them sensitively in their historical, cultural and literary contexts. Among the themes of the work are Lucian's methods of adapting motifs from traditional narratives, and the text's overlooked Cynic voice.

Myth and Metaphysics in Plato's Phaedo

Myth and Metaphysics in Plato's Phaedo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David A. White
Editor: Susquehanna University Press
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Myth and Metaphysics in Plato's Phaedo by David A. White Summary

This study intends principally to isolate and describe the function of myth in the Phaedo in order to show its effect on the complex metaphysics developed throughout the dialogue. It further illustrates how these metaphysical concepts structure the dialogue's concluding eschatological myth.

The Frozen Prince

The Frozen Prince Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maxym M. Martineau
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1728234964
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Dark magic, mythical beasts, undying assassins, and forbidden love—this thrilling second installment in the epic Beast Charmer series is perfect for fans of Sarah J Maas and Claire Legrand I will fight—for her, for all of us—until I have nothing left to give. Noc, leader of the assassins of Cruor, may have broken the curse that's kept him trapped for so many years, but the dark magic won't be denied. If he doesn't kill Leena—the girl he can't live without—then his own life will be given as payment. To make matters worse, the truth of his past has fallen into the hands of his enemies, threatening everyone he's ever loved. And their time is running out. Leena has finally come into her own as a Charmer and would do anything to help Noc survive. When she learns of a magical creature that may be able to save him, she gathers her courage and sets out for the frozen north. But what starts as a hunt for answers quickly turns deadly, and soon Leena, Noc, and their trusted band of assassins find themselves face-to-face with an enemy more terrible, and powerful, than they could have ever imagined. Intense, compelling, and impossible to put down, The Frozen Prince is perfect for readers looking for: epic YA fantasy series a unique premise and a plot to die for books like Sarah J. Maas' Kingdom of Ash and Kalyn Josephson's Storm Crow high fantasy with paranormal and romance elements multidimensional characters and rich world-building The Beast Charmer Series Kingdom of Exiles The Frozen Prince The Shattered Crown (coming soon)

Power Genes

Power Genes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maggie Craddock
Editor: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422142728
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A New Way of Looking at Power at Work Who hasn’t left the office after a particularly frustrating day wondering what they could have done to turn a negative experience into a positive one? Perhaps it was a difficult conversation with a domineering boss, or an encounter with a know-it-all peer who made you feel insecure. Would you believe the way you react to these interactions likely stems from the dynamics you experienced as a child? Could it be that your childhood persona has grown into your power persona at work? In Power Genes, executive coach Maggie Craddock reveals how to kick those old habits—trying too hard to please, acting out, using manipulative methods of persuasion—and tells how to use power more effectively to advance your career. Craddock identifies four power types and explains how to diagnose yours: • The Pleaser—you make others feel good about themselves but need constant validation and approval from them • The Charmer—you draw others in with your charm, yet trust is your Achilles heel • The Commander—you take charge of the situation and gain admiration from others, but fear any loss of control • The Inspirer—you are star power in action, yet your vision for the future can derail the needs of workers right now The book outlines a process for avoiding your type’s signature destructive reflexes and replacing them with new behaviors—helping you to interact productively with other people in the office. By showing you how to recognize your type’s blind spots and then recondition your actions, Power Genes will give you the insights and action plan you need to become a more consistently powerful professional. It’s time to throw out unproductive habits and take charge of your workplace relationships.

Charms, Charmers and Charming

Charms, Charmers and Charming Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Roper
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230583539
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Charms, Charmers and Charming by J. Roper Summary

Bringing together many of today's key scholars of verbal charming, these essays cover vernacular magical texts and practice from Malaysia to Madagascar, and from England to Estonia. As the most comprehensive collection of research on charms, charmers and charming available in the English language, it forms an essential reader on the topic.

The Dragon Charmer

The Dragon Charmer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jan Siegel
Editor: Del Rey
ISBN: 0307522121
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In the enchanting novel Prospero’s Children, Jan Siegel introduced an extraordinary heroine and the lushly evocative world of wonders and terrors that quickly enveloped her normal adolescent life. Now Siegel summons us back to the magic with the continuing story of Fern Capel—and the remarkable power of her extraordinary Gift . . . After surviving an amazing, terrifying summer twelve years ago, Fern makes a fateful decision: to deny the mystical powers that pulse through her family's past. Yearning for a simple, quiet life, she decides to marry a man twenty years her senior, a man who insists they wed at the Capels’ summer house in Yarrowdale, a place swelling with mood, marvel, and magic. For when Fern returns there with her best friend, Gaynor, ancient, sinister forces reawaken. Yet Fern has had enough: Enough of running from her fate, enough of hiding from her Gift. As she turns to face her destiny, the real world falls away, and Fern is once again swept into another land, removed from Time, void of comfort. It will take all her skill and daring to fight her way back to the present and save the people she loves from the ever-growing danger that threatens to destroy them. And to her utmost surprise, the key to survival is a dragon with the capacity to rule the world . . . but who will relinquish it all to one man. Jan Siegel has created an intense, fascinating world. To surrender yourself under her captivating spell is to remember how remarkably powerful a literary voyage can be.

The Aefryt’s Lamp

The Aefryt’s Lamp Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. Justin Romano
Editor: iUniverse
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The Aefryt’s Lamp by C. Justin Romano Summary

A Blast from the Past... Bounty huntress Argentia Dasani thought she’d seen the last of Al’Atin Erkani when she locked him in the dungeons of Castle Aventar. Three years later, the thief has escaped and is on the run with a token of unspeakable power: a magic lamp that is a prison for an elemental monster whose sole desire is to raze the world to ruin. Tasked to recapture Erkani and recover the lamp, Argentia and her friends follow a trail of death and destruction the likes of which they have never seen before. Hope hinges on a scrap of prophecy and a mystical artifact created to counter the power of the lamp, but time is running short. As the hunt ranges from the docks of Harrowgate to the deserts of Makhara, it becomes clear to Argentia that her enemy is more powerful, callous, and insane than any she has ever faced. Will all her vaunted skill and luck be enough to stop Erkani, or will she and the rest of Acrevast burn in the fires of the aefryt’s lamp?

The Plague Charmer

The Plague Charmer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karen Maitland
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1361. An unlucky thirteen years after the Black Death, plague returns to England. 'Fear and hysteria are portrayed with claustrophobic skill' THE TIMES 'Dark and enthralling... with an unexpected hero' JULIE COHEN From the bestselling author of Company of Liars, Karen Maitland, The Plague Charmer is a darkly compelling novel following a stranger who arrives in an isolated community in the grips of a medieval pandemic. When the sickness reaches the village of Porlock Weir, who stands to lose the most? And who will seize this moment for their own dark ends? The dwarf who talks in riddles? The mother who fears for her children? The wild woman from the sea? Or two lost boys, far away from home? PESTILENCE IS IN THE AIR. BUT SOMETHING DARKER LURKS IN THE DEPTHS. Why readers are gripped by The Plague Charmer 'Its horrors are vividly told but with an underlying sense of human resilience and hope' 'A real page turner' 'The best and worst of human behaviour in troubled times' 'Poignant, shocking and haunting' 'It was so easy to be drawn into this world...'

My Love Affair with Fear

My Love Affair with Fear Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brad Kilb
Editor: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1039130585
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Brad’s life has been tested - his body ravaged by disease; his life spared during death-defying adventures; his fear as he speaks to an audience of 1,100. As tough as these moments have been, he shares his insights into ‘dancing with fear’. Brad’s storytelling encompasses his remarkable gift for sharing emotions, adrenaline highs, and insights while learning to utilize that gut-wrenching feeling to his advantage by stepping into terrifying scenarios with fear as his partner - the greatest tool for personal discovery, growth, and becoming all we’ve been created to be. Brad believes that leaning into personal challenges shapes stronger individuals, giving us an awareness of our true selves. He himself testing his own resilience following the two most catastrophic days of his life - the loss of two sons. “I am forever grateful for my wife Bonnie, whose true & tested partnership allows us to navigate our new reality as we strive to find ways to flourish in the midst of our pain.” Brad reveals practical strategies on how to dance with that unnerving emotion we face every day - FEAR. His qualitative research with students and athletes has enabled him to transform fear from foe to friend. Get ready to binge on this entertaining memoir as you become inspired to explore and discover how to use fear as your ally. “I can’t push aside my fear; it’s omnipresent. Managing my fear enables me to be more alive - to live a fuller and richer life.” www.bradkilb.com

End Game

End Game Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Marie Becker
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The Mindhunters, Book Six It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s whether you make it out alive. Abby Rhodes learned early on that her gift could do more harm than good, so she stifled her psychic abilities for years. But in an unguarded moment, she touches an object connected to the murders of eleven girls and receives a message—one that could help capture a killer. When a twelfth victim goes missing, she must choose whether to trust her gift and risk everything, or stay silent and possibly jeopardize a young girl’s life. Tech genius and ex-SEAL Andrew “Einstein” MacKenzie doubts the sexy yoga instructor with the soft smile can help find a killer who has eluded authorities for decades, but he’ll do anything to catch a break in this case—until he learns Abby’s methods have no basis in science. He prefers verified data and reliable statistics that fit neatly into his crime-solving algorithms. This woman, both his polar opposite and his perfect match, threatens to upend his carefully controlled world in every way. Twenty years ago, the Charmer began his deadly game, killing beautiful young women to serve his needs. Now, the agents at SSAM are breathing down his neck. Determined to stay in control, he initiates a plan to destroy the agency—unless they find him first. It’s a race against the clock as Einstein and Abby hunt the ruthless serial killer, and the winner will take all. 90,000 words Author's Note: This title was originally published with a different cover. The story has not changed from the original 2014 edition.

Circus of the Damned

Circus of the Damned Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
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ISBN: 1101146575
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First time in trade paperback: the third novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. In Circus of the Damned-now in trade paperback for the first time-a rogue master vampire hits town, and Anita gets caught in the middle of an undead turf war. Jean-Claude, the Master Vamp of the city, wants her for his own-but his enemies have other plans. And to make matters worse, Anita takes a hit to the heart when she meets a stunningly handsome junior high science teacher named Richard Zeeman. They're two humans caught in the crossfire-or so Anita thinks.

My Winter on the Nile

My Winter on the Nile Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Dudley Warner
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THE Mediterranean still divides the East from the West. Ages of traffic and intercourse across its waters have not changed this fact; neither the going of armies nor of embassies, Northmen forays nor Saracenic maraudings, Christian crusades nor Turkish invasions, neither the borrowing from Egypt of its philosophy and science, nor the stealing of its precious monuments of antiquity, down to its bones, not all the love-making, slave-trading, war-waging, not all the commerce of four thousand years, by oar and sail and steam, have sufficed to make the East like the West. Half the world was lost at Actium, they like to say, for the sake of a woman; but it was the half that I am convinced we never shall gain—for though the Romans did win it they did not keep it long, and they made no impression on it that is not, compared with its own individuality, as stucco to granite. And I suppose there is not now and never will be another woman in the East handsome enough to risk a world for. There, across the most fascinating and fickle sea in the world—a feminine sea, inconstant as lovely, all sunshine and tears in a moment, reflecting in its quick mirror in rapid succession the skies of grey and of blue, the weather of Europe and of Africa, a sea of romance and nausea—lies a world in Everything unlike our own, a world perfectly known yet never familiar and never otherwise than strange to the European and American. I had supposed it otherwise; I had been led to think that modern civilization had more or less transformed the East to its own likeness; that, for instance the railway up the Nile had practically "done for" that historic stream. They say that if you run a red-hot nail through an orange, the fruit will keep its freshness and remain unchanged a long time. The thrusting of the iron into Egypt may arrest decay, but it does not appear to change the country. There is still an Orient, and I believe there would be if it were all canaled, and railwayed, and converted; for I have great faith in habits that have withstood the influence of six or seven thousand years of changing dynasties and religions. Would you like to go a little way with me into this Orient? The old-fashioned travelers had a formal fashion of setting before the reader the reasons that induced them to take the journey they described; and they not unfrequently made poor health an apology for their wanderings, judging that that excuse would be most readily accepted for their eccentric conduct. "Worn out in body and mind we set sail," etc.; and the reader was invited to launch in a sort of funereal bark upon the Mediterranean and accompany an invalid in search of his last resting-place.

The Fabled Coast

The Fabled Coast Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sophia Kingshill,The Estate of Jennifer Westwood
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Pirates and smugglers, ghost ships and sea-serpents, fishermen’s prayers and sailors’ rituals – the coastline of the British Isles plays host to an astonishingly rich variety of local legends, customs, and superstitions. In The Fabled Coast, renowned folklorists Sophia Kingshill and Jennifer Westwood gather together the most enthralling tales and traditions, tracing their origins and examining the facts behind the legends. Was there ever such a beast as the monstrous Kraken? Did a Welsh prince discover America, centuries before Columbus? What happened to the missing crew of the Mary Celeste? Along the way, they recount the stories that are an integral part of our coastal heritage, such as the tale of Drake’s Drum, said to be heard when England was in peril, and the mythical island of Hy Brazil, which for centuries appeared on sea charts and maps to the west of Ireland. The result is an endlessly fascinating, often surprising journey through our island history.

The Field Book: Sports and Pastimes of the United Kingdom Compiled from the Best Authorities Ancient and Modern

The Field Book: Sports and Pastimes of the United Kingdom Compiled from the Best Authorities Ancient and Modern Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Hamilton Maxwell
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The Field Book: Sports and Pastimes of the United Kingdom Compiled from the Best Authorities Ancient and Modern by William Hamilton Maxwell Summary

An enthusiastic admirer of rural sports from boyhood, the Compiler sought with avidity after any book connected with his favourite recreations, from which either amusement or information might be obtained. The older authors, with the exception of a few pages of quaint and curious anecdote, were generally formed of barbarous theories, whose absurdities had long since caused them to be disregarded. The more modern, whether confined to a particular subject, or professing to be repertories of British Sports, were too frequently overloaded with hackneyed and unimportant matter, and merely reprints of treatises for years before the public, and differing from their predecessors in nothing but the name. But had there been nothing objectionable in the execution of sporting works, as they appeared during the last century, the total change in everything connected with the British field, would render them now of little value, but to point a contrast between the past and present systems. Without reverting to the times when jockeys rode in tie-wigs, and men would not venture to a trout-stream unless furnished with a velvet cap; when country gentlemen deserted their ladye-loves ere cock-crow, to see the sun rise above a fox-cover; when no pond-fish could resist a bait prepared with a dead-man’s finger; and a sucking-mastiff, stuffed with snails and judiciously roasted, was a sovereign remedy for a shoulder-slip;—without reverting to these times, what changes have not occurred within our own recollections? The mystic arcana of old professors have vanished before practical and scientific improvement, and the Sporting World has undergone a total revolution, and produced a new order of men and things. While, however, expressing these convictions, the Compiler would not undervalue many of the useful and intelligent writers and collectors who have preceded him. With allowances for their times, and the false theories then received, which modern science has exploded, where will more information be found than in the “Rural Sports,” “Thoughts on Hunting,” “Essay on Sporting,” and other contemporaneous works? It is of the copyists of these writers that the Compiler would complain, who, adopting everything, good and bad, from these originals, without a single addition of their own, have dosed the public ad nauseam, re-vending the same wares again and again, without even the redeeming grace of acknowledging the sources of their spoliations.

Dirty Charmer

Dirty Charmer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Emma Chase
Editor: Emma Chase, LLC
ISBN: 0997426268
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Abigail Haddock is stunning, sensible, and some would say…stuffy. But it’s not really her fault. She was raised in one of Wessco’s oldest, most affluent, aristocratic families—“stuffy” is their middle name. So is successful. Abby’s working overtime to distinguish herself as a top-notch physician, just as her family legacy demands. She doesn’t have time for nonsense. Tommy Sullivan’s all about nonsense. Sure, he’s an elite bodyguard with lethal skills and co-owner of the renowned, S&S Securities Firm—protector of the wealthy and titled. But he’s also rowdy, fun and thoroughly irresistible. Tommy knows how to have a good time, and he’s never seen someone more in need of a good time than Abby. The lass needs long, wet, filthy kisses—STAT—and he’s just the man for the job. It doesn’t take long for a wildly sexy, sinfully satisfying, no-strings attached arrangement to turn into something more. Something sweet and addictive and real. But Tommy and Abby are too royally stubborn to admit it. Opposites attract, everyone knows that. But can their red-hot relationship last—can they love…for forever?

Begone Godmen

Begone Godmen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Abraham Kovoor
Editor: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN: 8172243316
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Begone Godmen! describes Dr. Kovoor's encounters with assorted fakes attempting to cash on the credulity of their victims. It is a work of detection and exposure, as enjoyable a any thriller, and a warning against the bogus gurus the reader may come across.

The Last Dragon Charmer #1: Villain Keeper

The Last Dragon Charmer #1: Villain Keeper Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laurie McKay
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062308459
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This first book in the Last Dragon Charmer series is packed with adventure and wit, perfect for fans of Soman Chainani's School for Good and Evil series and Chris Colfer's Land of Stories series. All his life, Prince Caden has dreamed of slaying a dragon. But before he has the chance, he is ripped from his home in the Great Winterlands of Razzon and finds himself in Asheville, North Carolina—a land with no magic and no dragons. Or so he thinks. The longer Caden spends in Asheville, the more he comes to realize that there is unexpected and dangerous magic in this strange land. There just may be dragons here too. But what if Caden's destiny isn't to slay a dragon, after all?

The Narcissist's Playbook

The Narcissist's Playbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dana Morningstar
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Do you have a narcissist, sociopath, or psychopath in your life, or think that you might? Do you continually feel anxious around someone in your life, but can’t pinpoint why? Do conversations seem to go off track, leaving you feeling knocked off balance and confused? Does it feel like they are making your life a living hell, but they insist that you are too sensitive, crazy, or to blame? Perhaps you know you are being manipulated or abused, but don’t know how to make it stop. The Narcissist’s Playbook can help. Dana Morningstar is a domestic violence advocate, author, podcaster, YouTuber, speaker, and group leader. She writes from personal as well as professional experience in the field of domestic violence awareness, narcissistic abuse, and advocacy. Some of the topics covered in The Narcissist’s Playbook are: -What manipulation is and isn’t. -How to spot manipulative behaviors early (and why most people struggle with this). -How and why people get caught up with manipulators, and why they have a hard time breaking free. -How to identify the emotional “hook” that is keeping you stuck in manipulation and what you can do about it. - How to effectively disable manipulation as it is happening. - How to identify the common personality traits that are frequently exploited by manipulators. You can take back your life. The Narcissist’s Playbook tells you how.

Write a Novel in 10 Minutes a Day

Write a Novel in 10 Minutes a Day Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Katharine Grubb
Editor: Teach Yourself
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LEARN HOW TO WRITE FICTION BY WRITING EVERY DAY Would you like to write but have no spare time? Do you not know where to begin? Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day will help you sculpt a full-length piece of creative writing in just ten minutes a day. Starting with a daily practical exercise, it will help you manage your writing schedule within this time frame and help you bring your novel to life. You will be able to clarify your vision and review your time commitments, as well as understand your own abilities. Learning to observe the world around you, write quickly and tap into your unique voice will help you to create all the elements of your story and, by the time you've finished all the exercises, you'll have created something beautiful. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

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