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  • David Houchins

    We guarantee this is the only tool you need to survive the zombie apocalypse. OK, that's not really true. But when the SHTF you're going to want a survival guide that's not just geared toward day-to-day survival. You'll need one that addresses the essential skills for true nourishment of the human spirit. Living through the end of the world isn't worth a damn unless you can enjoy yourself in any way you want. (Except, of course, for anything having to do with abuse. We could never condone such things. At least the publisher's lawyers say we can't.) We can't guarantee this guide will save your life. But we can guarantee it will keep you smiling while the living dead are chowing down on...read more

  • James E. Wisher

    A bodyguard . . . really? Sentinel city is quickly recovering from the events of the month earlier. Conryu Koda, the world's only male wizard, and, many would say, savior of the city, is enjoying the last few days of his summer vacation. His enjoyment comes to a screeching halt when he gets a call from Orin Kane, the chief of the city's Department of Magic. Conryu arrives at the Department and is introduced to the stunning Anya Kazakov. She has information the Department wants and he's the price. Conryu agrees to protect her, not realizing what he's getting into. Wrath of the Dragon Czar is a world-spanning adventure that'll take Conryu from the relative safety of the academy to the...read more

  • Rick Cook

    Wiz Zumwalt and his gang of Silicon Valley hackers and otherworld wizards must stop whoever has created the adjoining universe, where magic and technology both work and whose power could destroy their own...read more

  • Rick Cook

    After rescuing the world from the creatures of darkness and chaos by applying a few computer logistics, Programmer and Systems Analyst Extraordinaire Wiz Zumwalt finds himself in another fix when he is kidnapped by...read more

  • Rick Cook

    After his adventures in Wizard's Bane, Wiz Zumwalt thinks he deserves a little peace and quiet. But The Black League is making plans to strike back at their nemesis, and Wiz must come up with another trick to defeat them. This time, he plans to bring to his new world the finest programming teams of...read more

  • Rick Cook

    Q: How does a shanghaied computer geek conquer all the forces of Darkness and win the love of the most beautiful witch in the world? A: By transforming himself from a demon programmer into a programmer of demons! It all began when the wizards of the White League were under attack by their opponents of the Black League and one of their most powerful members cast a spell to bring forth a mighty wizard to aid their cause. What the spell delivered was master hacker Walter 'Wiz' Zumwalt. The wizard who cast the spell was dead and nobody-not the elves, not the dwarves, not even the dragons-could figure out what the shanghaied computer nerd was good for. But spells are a lot like computer...read more

  • Julie Trettel

    Ember 'Emmy' Kenston was raised in the spotlight when all she wanted was to be invisible. A self-proclaimed book nerd, she must live up to the expectations of being the daughter of one of Hollywood's biggest actresses. Retreating to Archibald Reynolds College gives her a fresh start where she attends classes and happily spends her evenings in the library trying not to be noticed, but Chad notices anyway. Chad is a squirrel shifter and the only non-canine in the D.O.G. House. He's totally gorgeous, in the warmer seasons at least, and has made quite the name for himself around campus. Most of the school year he has girls throwing themselves at him, but he's seen how his brothers are with...read more

  • Daniel Hill

    Daniel Hill will never forget the day he heard these words: 'Daniel, you may be white, but don't let that lull you into thinking you have no culture. White culture is very real. In fact, when white culture comes in contact with other cultures, it almost always wins. So it would be a really good idea for you to learn about your culture.' Confused and unsettled by this encounter, Hill began a journey of understanding his own white identity. Today he is an active participant in addressing and confronting racial and systemic injustices. And in this compelling and timely book, he shows you the seven stages to expect on your own path to cultural awakening. It's crucial to understand both...read more

  • Gregory Berns

    What is it like to be a dog? A bat? Or a dolphin? To find out, neuroscientist Gregory Berns and his team began with a radical step: they taught dogs to go into an MRI scanner-completely awake. They discovered what makes dogs individuals with varying capacities for self-control, different value systems, and a complex understanding of human speech. And dogs were just the beginning. In What It's Like to Be a Dog, Berns explores the fascinating inner lives of wild animals from dolphins and sea lions to the extinct Tasmanian tiger. Much as Silent Spring transformed how we thought about the environment, so What It's Like to Be a Dog will fundamentally reshape how we think about-and treat-animals....read more

  • K.I. Lynn

    My life was on track. The plan? Finish my MBA. Get out of the hotel. Finally date James, my manager. With only three months left, everything was set. Then he walked in. What I thought was just a difficult guest toppled my life in ways I didn't plan for. He was an asshole, demanding, and more alluring than should be legal. I had a path. He destroyed it. What now? Contains mature...read more

  • John Christianson

    An advisor to many of today's most successful wealth creators explains how to align your values with your wealth, including the ways in which it is earned, managed, and spent, to maximize both wealth and personal fulfillment. Money is something most people fantasize about: if only financial independence became a reality, then life would be easier and more fulfilling. While everyone has heard that 'money won't buy happiness,' however, the explosion of wealth creation around the globe would suggest that wealth remains a sought-after commodity. The Wealth Creator's Playbook is the go-to guide for individuals who are chasing financial success and all the richness of a deeply fulfilling life....read more

  • Carl R. Rogers

    A profound and deeply personal collection of essays by renowned psychologist Carl Rogers. The late Carl Rogers, founder of the humanistic psychology movement and father of client-centered therapy, based his life's work on his fundamental belief in the human potential for growth. A Way of Being was written in the early 1980s, near the end of Carl Rogers's career, and serves as a coda to his classic On Becoming a Person. More philosophical than his earlier writings, it traces his professional and personal development and ends with a prophetic call for a more humane...read more

  • Michael Nye

    In a style reminiscent of John Cheever and Alice Munro, Michael Nye's second collection of stories, Until We Have Faces, contends with transfixing themes: marital and familial estrangement, ways of trespass, the intractable mysteries and frights of modern life, the uncertainty of knowledge and truth, the gulfs between people and the technology we use, the frailty of our economic lives-while underlining throughout the persistency of love. His consummate skill, penetrating wit, and unfailing emotional generosity are on full display in this fine new...read more

  • Michael Mcbride

    Four teenagers awaken in a scorched cornfield with no memory of how they got there. All they know is that there were five of them when they found the carcass of the mutilated cow. Forty years later, Eric Devlin sends a cryptic email to the other three survivors: I remember everything. Karl Doering has spent the majority of his life trying to understand what happened that night and learn the fate of his missing friend. He responds to the mysterious message and finds that Eric has killed himself in a decrepit barn, behind which is a cornfield filled with mutilated cattle. When a local girl goes missing, Karl realizes that he and the other two survivors are her only hope. To find her they...read more

  • Julie Trettel

    Love takes time, patience, and work. A true mate doesn't mean true love. From the time she was a little girl, Mary loved Jason. He was her knight in shining armor. Her first crush. Her first kiss. Her first everything, until he broke her heart and she vowed to hate him for a thousand lifetimes. Jason is the future Alpha of Westin Pack. As an only child, he's under extraordinary pressure to find his one true mate and carry on his family's legacy. When he returns home from college after years away, he finds her in a pup he had always been protective of and attracted to, despite their age differences. Now, Jason knows exactly what he wants and isn't afraid to go after it, but Mary carries...read more

  • Jon F. Merz

    In the fog-enshrouded peaks of the island nation of Nehan, Ran, a newly minted shadow warrior is set loose on a musha shugyo, a wandering quest, whereby he must travel alone and hone his skills. Journeying aboard a merchant vessel, Ran hears tales of a mysterious lord believed to have the dead for his servants. Soon these tales prove all too real as Ran comes to the aid of Jysal, a beautiful sorceress, whose undeveloped power gives her the ability to heal a land-or destroy it. But the Lord Kan-Gul also covets Jysal's power. And when Kan-Gul sends a army of the undead to take Jysal by force, Ran is faced with the ultimate warrior's choice: save himself, or face down a horde of enemies that...read more

  • Nick Caruso

    From the scientist duo behind the New York Times bestselling sensation Does It Fart? comes a new illustrated compendium of animal facts and falsehoods, from the head-scratching to the repulsive! After Does It Fart? comes Number Two...a fully illustrated compendium of animal facts and falsehoods--the more repulsive the better. Do komodo dragons have toxic slobber? Is it true that a scorpion that sheds its tail dies of constipation? Speaking of poo, do rabbits really have a habit of, err, eating their own? And can you really get high from licking toads, or is that...fake newts? The answers to all these questions and more can be found in True or Poo?, a manual for disgusting and...read more

  • David Beers

    Luke Titan. Esteemed collegiate professor. Genius scientist. Incisive psychiatrist. Brilliant FBI agent. He was all of these things, until he paralyzed one FBI partner and tried to gut another. After waging war on the US government and killing thousands, he's driven his ex-partner, Christian Windsor, to the brink of insanity. Now, Titan is on the run one final time, and Christian will stop at nothing to catch him. Then kill him. But is Luke actually running, or is he putting the final touches on his masterpiece? Is he luring Christian to him so he can finish what he started years ago? Turning Christian into a killer, one with no conscience. Can Christian find Luke and deliver death's...read more

  • Neal Shusterman

    A group of monumentally powerful teens must face an ancient, soul-eating foe in this second book of the Star Shards Chronicles. A cataclysmic explosion has given earthly teens astronomical powers-when the star Mentarsus-H went supernova at their conceptions, the teens absorbed the shattered soul of the star and inherited unimaginable abilities. Now the Star Shards have become like gods, drunk on their own power-and ripe for manipulation by The Bringer, a creature who would turn them against one another and transform the planet into his own personal feeding ground. But who is more dangerous: The Bringer or the Star Shards? Acclaimed author Neal Shusterman presents 'a story which is...read more

  • Jon F. Merz

    A missing family member sends Lawson on a trip to New York City only to run smack into vampire organized crime. Now they've got Lawson right where they want him-and they want him to switch sides and betray the Balance. But Lawson's got more than one play in his book, and if he has to go to the wall to rescue his cousin and stop the Syndicate from unleashing a new synthetic drug on the masses, then that's just what he'll do. Meet Lawson: A cynical, wise-cracking vampire charged with protecting the Balance-the secret existence of a race of living vampires that have evolved alongside humanity for thousands of years. A fixer: Part-spy, and part-commando-James Bond with fangs. Lawson mixes...read more