Author: Shannon McKenna
Publisher: Kensington Books
View: 6933In Behind Closed Doors and Standing in the Shadows, Shannon McKenna introduced the McCloud Brothers: intense, rugged, and super-sexy. Now, Davy McCloud is about to meet a woman he can't trust--or live without. . . Disillusioned P.I. Davy McCloud has an ironclad rule: never follow blind impulse when it comes to women. But he breaks it the instant gorgeous Margo Vetter shows up to teach at the gym next door. The sexual hunger--and the instinctual protectiveness--that she awakens is much too strong to resist. Broke and on the run, framed for a murder she didn't commit, Margot has no one to turn to but Davy McCloud. But the closer he comes, the more Margot discovers that holding back--or hiding--from this enigmatic, powerful man is impossible. In every way. . . Then passion flares with unexpected intensity. But Margot's past has finally caught up with her, and life is about to get more than complicated. It's turning deadly. . .
Out of Control
Author: Angela Wekx
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Young Adult Fiction
View: 8045Kurz vor ihrem sechzehnten Geburtstag stellt Amunet fest, dass sie über eine außergewöhnliche Gabe verfügt, die sie jedoch nicht kontrollieren kann. Ihr Alltag wird dadurch mehr als kompliziert und, als ob das nicht ausreichen würde, wird sie von einer kriminellen Organisation verfolgt, die sich ihre starken Kräfte zu Nutze machen will. Zum Glück stehen ihr Lara und Mona als Freundinnen zur Seite und auch Tim, ihr Hüter, unterstützt sie nach allen Kräften in dem ungleichen Kampf. Selbst dann noch, als die Lage aussichtslos zu sein scheint und sie erkennen muss, dass sie nicht nur eine Gabe hat.
Global Turmoil on the Eve of the 21st Century
Author: Zbigniew Brzezinski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
View: 9071Brzezinski provides a stark and realistic look at the world's economy and moral crisis in a brilliant analysis of today's geopolitical order. If America is to reassert its moral legitimacy, Brzezinski argues, it must address its basic dilemmas, including deepening poverty, inadequate health care and education, a greedy wealthy class opposed to progressive taxation, and the mass media's promotion of sex and violence. In the new world of rival global power clusters, Brzezinski urges a greater role for the United Nations and "redistribution of responsibilities" within the trilateral nexus of Europe, America and East Asia (Publisher’s Weekly).
Author: Susan May Warren
Publisher: Steeple Hill
View: 9643Brody "Wick" Wickham is a former Green Beret turned security agent—with a 100 percent mission success rate. No way is his new assignment changing that. Even if it's protecting a diva American rock star while she's on tour in Europe. Except Veronica "Vonya" Wagner isn't just a beautiful celebrity used to having her way—she's the daughter of a U.S. Senator. And she's hiding a dangerous secret. When Wick discovers what's at stake, how far over the line will he go to keep them both alive?
Giving God Complete Control of Your Life
Author: Lisa Bevere
Publisher: Charisma Media
View: 9686Are you holding on so tightly that God can't work in your life? In this revision of her best-selling book, Lisa shows readers how to give God complete control of their lives. Lisa's life was a whirlwind of turmoil until she realized that things ended up in a mess whenever she was in charge. Women of all ages can reflect on some of the following topics: Are you tired of pretending to be strong when you're living in fear? Don't tolerate harrassement for another moment. Receive your affirmation, love, self-worth, joy, strength, and acceptance only from God. Lay down your desires, and hide yourself in His will. Let go and discover the freedom and peace of God intended you to have.
A Quantum Love Story
Author: Alejandro Rivas-Micoud
Publisher: Blue Comet Productions SL
View: 2551Blending science fiction with literary thriller, a writer wrestles with the destiny of those he loves when he discovers a mythical device that controls the quantum fabric of chance and fate.
Anxious Parents in Uncertain Times
Author: Margaret K. Nelson
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Family & Relationships
View: 9577They go by many names: helicopter parents, hovercrafts, PFHs (Parents from Hell). Drawing on a wealth of eye-opening interviews with parents across the country, Margaret K. Nelson cuts through the stereotypes and hyperbole to examine the realities of what she terms "parenting out of control". Situating this phenomenon within a broad sociological context, she finds several striking explanations for why today's prosperous and well-educated parents are unable to set realistic boundaries when it comes to raising their children. Analyzing the goals and aspirations parents have for their children as well as the strategies and technologies they use to reach them, Nelson discovers fundamental differences among American parenting styles that expose class fault lines, both within the elite and between the elite and the middle and working classes. Today's parents are faced with unprecedented opportunities and dangers for their children, and are evolving novel strategies to adapt to these changes--this lucid and insightful work provides an authoritative examination of what happens when these new strategies go too far.
Technics-out-of-control as a Theme in Political Thought
Author: Langdon Winner
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
View: 8880The truth of the matter is that our deficiency does not lie in the want of well-verified "facts." What we lack is our bearings. The contemporary experience of things technological has repeatedly confounded our vision, our expectations, and our capacity to make intelligent judgments. Categories, arguments, conclusions, and choices that would have been entirely obvious in earlier times are obvious no longer. Patterns of perceptive thinking that were entirely reliable in the past now lead us systematically astray. Many of our standard conceptions of technology reveal a disorientation that borders on dissociation from reality. And as long as we lack the ability to make our situation intelligible, all of the "data" in the world will make no difference. ;From the Introduction
Author: Mary Connealy
Publisher: Baker Books
View: 7486Julia Gilliland has always been interested in the natural world around her. She particularly enjoys her outings to the cavern near her father's homestead, where she explores for fossils and formations, and plans to write a book about her discoveries. The cave seems plenty safe--until the day a mysterious intruder steals the rope she uses to find her way out. Rafe Kincaid has spent years keeping his family's cattle ranch going, all without help from his two younger brothers, who fled the ranch--and Rafe's controlling ways--as soon as they were able. He's haunted by one terrible day at the cave on a far-flung corner of the Kincaid property, a day that changed his life forever. Ready to put the past behind him, he plans to visit the cave one final time. He sure doesn't expect to find a young woman trapped in one of the tunnels--or to be forced to kiss her! Rafe is more intrigued by Julia than any woman he's ever known, but how can he overlook her fascination with the cave he despises? And when his developing relationship with Julia threatens his chance at reconciliation with his brothers, will he be forced to choose between the family bonds that could restore his trust and the love that could heal his heart?
Rethinking Science Texts
Author: Matthew Weinstein
Publisher: Peter Lang
View: 8328"What is the cultural politics of science, health, and disease in the U.S.? Bodies Out of Control explores this question through a series of case studies. From its in-depth examination of the discussions of sickle-cell anemia, schistosomiasis, and cancerin middle school and high school textbooks to its analysis of the news coverage of the anthrax attacks of 2001, the book reveals the entanglements of science, colonialism, nationalism, and identity. The book also explores how the meaning of science itself is worked through in public discourses, offering alternatively medical salvation, confusion, and a vision of a world without pleasure. Finally, to explore what agency and a critical practice of engaging science in classrooms and elsewhere might look like, the book turns to the writings of politicized human research subjects, which demonstrate a spectrum of possibilities for more democratic engagements with science. As a whole, the book emphasizes the importance of engaging texts critically in science education and the ways that the cultural politics of science works through images of human and institutional bodies in and out of control."--Publisher's description.
Author: Norma Fox Mazer
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Young Adult Fiction
View: 5624Going along with the crowd can have shattering consequences Why does everyone always want you to make so many choices? Pizza or burgers, swimming or a movie, one friend or another, yes or no. For Rollo Wingate, who’s always been the biggest guy in school, sometimes it’s easier to relax and let someone else take the lead. After all, when he and his two best friends get together, they’re always on the same page—which is probably why he goes along with it when the other boys target Valerie Michon at school. Every time they see her, bad things just . . . happen. At first it’s just a taunt here, a tiny insult there. But things keeps escalating, and finally, the situation turns into something much worse. Rollo knows that a line has been crossed, and he struggles to make sense of how things could have gone so wrong so quickly. Maybe for the first time, he’s going to have to figure it out for himself.
The Clara Harris Murder Case
Author: Steven Long
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Category: True Crime
View: 3380***This ebook edition does not contain the photo insert that appears in the print edition.*** Clara and David Harris were married on Valentine's Day. Young and in love, they developed a thriving dental business, built a half-million-dollar mansion, and raised the perfect family. Then whispers of an affair between David and his beautiful secretary drifted through their exclusive Houston social circle. A private detective confirmed the rumors. When Clara saw her husband with his mistress, she climbed behind the wheel of her luxurious car and put an end to their charmed life together-by crushing her husband to death underneath the wheels of her silver Mercedes-Benz. What the headline-making trial ultimately revealed was: a high-profile marriage running on empty, marital infidelity, a woman's deadly passion, and the private hell behind a public life of the rich and privileged. Out of Control tells the whole shocking story of this marriage that ended in jealous murder.
Dilemmas of Globalization
Author: R. Alan Hedley
Publisher: Kumarian Press
Category: Social Science
View: 3873* Shows how our attempt to gain control through technology and interconnected systems actually leaves us more open to threat * Uses a concrete systems-theory approach to explain globalization’s impact on contemporary society * Presents approaches and strategies to correct the threats of a globalized world Is globalization reducing our ability to guide our futures? Hedley contends that although humankind has historically gained increasing power over its fate, the trajectory of control is now on a downward course. While our globalized systems provide greater scale, access, speed, and efficiency than ever before, we are paradoxically becoming more vulnerable to unseen risks thanks to the massive information and communication infrastructure. This book tells us how to take back control.
Victory in Surrender
Author: Cory Walborn
View: 4272The defining moments of most people’s lives—being born and dying—are out of their control. While this is accepted by most, for some reason, the assumption of manipulating life in between is also widely held. We believe we steer our life on our own terms. We believe we are the masters of our own fate. But what if everything is out of control?
Author: Louis Sachar
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 7100This chapter book in Newbery Honor–winning and bestselling author Louis Sachar’s Marvin Redpost series is all about daredevils and conquering your fears! Everyone says that Marvin is going to ride his new mountain bike down Suicide Hill. And everyone is coming to watch him do it—his friends, his family, even his older brother. But the truth is, Marvin can’t climb onto the seat without wobbling. And shifting gears? Braking? Forget about it! What’s Marvin going to do? Hilarious and relatable, Marvin Redpost is perfect for kids who love to bond with quirky characters like Junie B. Jones and George Brown, Class Clown. From the Trade Paperback edition.