When sex columnist Kit Loughlin's first love, Jake, reappears with something to prove and a lot of new moves, his touch sends her into meltdown...
Dr. Kelly Sullivan has come back to her hometown, and Nick Donovan is falling in lust all over again... Karen Sullivan can't forget the tryst she shared with Mike Donovan--and can't resist one more night in his arms...
It's Final Exam Day at Battleworld's Institute for Gifted Youths! Of course, Battleworld's equivalent of a final exam is a brutal death match between students! But don't worry, y'all, Molly Hayes has totally got this. No matter what Jubilee says about her being too young or "in way over her head." She's frickin' Princess Powerful!
Modern Russian identity and historical experience has been largely shaped by Russia's imperial past: an empire that was founded in the early modern era and endures in large part today. The Russian Empire 1450-1801 surveys how the areas that made up the empire were conquered and how they were governed. It considers the Russian empire a 'Eurasian empire', characterized by a 'politics of difference': the rulers and their elites at the center defined the state's needs minimally - with control over defense, criminal law, taxation, and mobilization of resources - and otherwise tolerated local religions, languages, cultures, elites, and institutions. The center related to communities and religions vertically, according each a modicum of rights and autonomies, but didn't allow horizontal connections across nobilities, townsmen, or other groups potentially with common interests to coalesce. Thus, the Russian empire was multi-ethnic and multi-religious; Nancy Kollmann gives detailed attention to the major ethnic and religious groups, and surveys the government's strategies of governance - centralized bureaucracy, military reform, and a changed judicial system. The volume pays particular attention to the dissemination of a supranational ideology of political legitimacy in a variety of media - written sources and primarily public ritual, painting, and particularly architecture. Beginning with foundational features, such as geography, climate, demography, and geopolitical situation, The Russian Empire 1450-1801 explores the empire's primarily agrarian economy, serfdom, towns and trade, as well as the many religious groups - primarily Orthodoxy, Islam, and Buddhism. It tracks the emergence of an 'Imperial nobility' and a national self-consciousness that was, by the end of the eighteenth century, distinctly imperial, embracing the diversity of the empire's many peoples and cultures.
Meetha lassi and bhel puri; paneer tikka and masalas, chutneys, and samosas. All visitors to India are greeted by an astonishing display of roadside snacks throughout the country: from the teeming lanes of Old Delhi to the hot, dusty streets in the remote countryside. It is painfully hard to resist the smells and sights and tastes of this roadside food, prepared in front of customers’ eyes with the freshest ingredients and a good helping of panache and showmanship. The acclaimed photographer Sephi Bergerson has been tracking down the very best street food in the country, which has been his home for the past seven years. This book is a celebration of this splendid everyday cuisine and a virtual feast in itself. With authentic and detailed recipes for the simplest and tastiest dishes in the repertoire, using ingredients easily found in the West, this serving will inspire and intoxicate in equal measure.
Learn how to discover your animal guide, or ‘power animal’, and invite it into your life to help heal past issues and inspire you forward into the future. Using the traditional rituals of the shaman, such as drumming, visualization, and dreaming, discover more than 50 power animals and the special gifts they offer. Chris Lüttichau, who has followed the shamanic path for more than twenty years, presents a unique insight into Animal Spirit Guides, or Power Animals, through first-hand encounters in the wild, in America, Mexico, and Europe.
As a healer and educator, he communicates his encounters in a way that is immediate and soulful. Part One, The Path, introduces ways to discover your power animal. In Working with Your Animal Guide, you understand animals as teachers and healers, and learn how to communicate and stay connected with their energy when you need to. Part Two, Animal Spirit Guides, profiles a range of animals, all of which are fully illustrated, along with personal anecdotes and insights. The final chapter, Animal Guides and Your Life’s Purpose, looks at the Circle of Allies and how these animal spirits can accompany you through life. Beautifully illustrated by Melissa Launay, this insightful guide will introduce you to natural, shamanic ways of living, and inspire you to work with the amazing energies of your personal Animal Spirit Guide.
"Ol' Three-Paw" has a price on his head bigger than most outlaws. But this "outlaw" is a killer grizzly so murderous that he makes the James Gang look like the Salvation Army. The Gunsmith joins the hunt for the reward money.
But before Clint Adams can catch "Ol' Three-Paw" he has to tame Lacy Blake, a dark-haired lady who will hunt anyone or anything for the right price—and considers herself a match for any man!
2011 Silver Medal Winner for Humor, from the Independent Publisher's Awards. Bad Science: A Brief History of Bizarre Misconceptions, Totally Wrong Conclusions, and Incredibly Stupid Theories takes a humorous look at bloodletting, alchemy, quack devices, the worship of meteorites, faked data, secret testing on people, and all kinds of really ridiculous ideas. From the ancient Greeks to the present, the history of science has been fraught with persecution, fraud, and ignorance on a massive scale--but that doesn't mean we can't laugh about it!