A free short story that was originally featured in The Mammoth Book of Futuristic Romance. An excerpt of Demon Possession resides at the end. Blurb: With a tempting invitation to join a crew preparing for the infamous race, Phase Nine, Priya has left her job and traveled across space, only to find herself face to face with the man who broke her heart. Now she must decide if her tattered heart can withstand the long journey, or if she should bow out and return home a coward.
Combining oral and visual history, this description of the Crimean War is compiled with the use of extracts from a considerable number of eye-witness accounts in the form of letters and diaries of soldiers, sailors, doctors, nurses, artists and reporters. They include views from all sides of the conflict - not only British, but French, Russian and Turkish. The war was the first to be photographed (by Roger Fenton and his colleagues), and the first to which professional war artists were assigned, and the book is extensively illustrated with images created by those photographers and artists.
IT audit area testing mastery reflects professional experience and training. Regarding subject mastery, this booklet presents methods and techniques available for testing computer programs, files, and information systems; which can be translated, if practiced, into professional experience.
Chronologically, this monograph describes required audit steps performed during an audit area assignment. Specifically, statistical and non-statistical testing is described from an information systems audit perspective, while simultaneously presenting other equivalent audit standards and guidelines. Furthermore, audit risk reassessment is discussed at this monograph’s conclusion.
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.
Using A Bug Free Mind - Manifestation Unleashed This is the second part of the Bug Free Mind Process which revolutionises all the studies around manifestation and turns what was once mystic wisdom into a 13-step scientific process for manifesting what you want. The truth is you are not naturally unsuccessful, but instead you were born naturally successful, despite what you have learned and what life has shown you. Now that you have completed Creating Your Bug Free Mind, it is time to discover exactly how to use it to get everything from life you've always wanted.
This journey with me will once again be an extraordinary one... Along the way you'll discover exactly what you want from life and the shortcut to getting it. This is a journey through your life which takes you to your past and your future before bringing you back to the present. When you begin Using Your Own Bug Free Mind you will finally get the results that you were promised... You will unleash your natural ability to manifest the life of your dreams and no longer live the life of your nightmares! You will solve all of your life's problems and discover the solution to not having painful new ones. You will become the successful and truly happy person you know you are meant to be. Everything you've deemed as a 'failure' was not your fault. You were programmed to fail.
The truth is, you can achieve your dreams. Massive success, despite what others have said to you, IS possible. In fact, after dozens of studies and years of dissecting mystic wisdom, the scientific process of manifestation contained within this book takes the 'law of attraction' from an esoteric and experimental philosophy to a proven 13 step system. Using A Bug Free Mind means your manifestation is finally unleashed. Why I created the Bug Free Mind Process A few years ago I discovered that people could not create success because they were effectively trying to load good software onto a computer with a virus. I discovered that the traditional way success is taught would only work for the people who still had their natural success mindset. I discovered that everybody on earth is, or rather was once naturally successful. That we all had a 100% natural success mindset which we once used perfectly to learn to walk. Every day since you learnt to walk you have moved further away from this naturally successful mindset... And this is why you cannot become successful, no matter what you attempt to do. You were programmed by society to fail... There's no conspiracy theory here, it is simple deduction, as how else can you explain a 99.999% failure to succeed rate? So I wrote The Bug Free Mind Process to enable you to remove societies bad program which you have allowed it 'unconsciously' to install into your mind. Once you've removed it, then you are once again left with the same natural success mindset which you once had when you learnt to walk. What this process does is teach you a whole new way of thinking as you journey through your mind and discover things about yourself which you never knew were currently preventing your success... My ulterior motive for doing this is quite simple, I was fascinated about why I could succeed and why the masters of personal development where unable to have a noticeable effect on people. Then one day I discovered why they couldn't teach it to people despite the fact that what they were teaching clearly worked for themselves and for 'some' others. When I discovered where and why they were going wrong I saw what benefit I could bring to the world. Just after that I came to the understanding that if I didn't do this and devote my life to; showing people how to succeed in a way which 'they could make work.
Latte-lover Ava Langston knows exactly what she wants: her very own café in a vintage arcade in Bath and a life free of complicated relationships. But her plans go awry when her long-distance dad phones insisting she hop on the next plane to Costa Rica to meet his brand new wife. Ava has no intention of jetting to Latin America to acquire a stepmother - until, that is, her father offers her head honcho status at a beachfront café. The lure of frothing cappuccinos in a land where the coffee beans grow proves irresistible. But she hasn't planned on Santiago, her sexy-yet-stubborn business rival, or rugged Ryan whose idea of romance is swinging through the rainforest canopy at 6am. Both men give her butterfliess but only one will capture her heart...
BFF, that's what Cara thought until Page began her attack Blindsided by Page's new attitued towards her Cara only can do what she feels is best when a friend is mad, give them space and let them come back when their ready. Cara soon learns Page will come back, but only to hurt her more. The bullying Cara endures in her last year of school has cost her her right to graduate. Forced to leave school as Page's personal war now involves the whole school. Cara is left one joy in her life- cooking.
Cara find sheltered in her cupcakes and her father finds profits. Encourged by her father Cara openes a cupcake shop. Page will not leave Cara alone, Cara was alone, until her brother and Greg comes back.
Greg, Page's brother has become Cara's support group. Cara can't help the feelings she has for Greg. She is happy he has the same feelings but she knows her own brother Chris does not agree about the relationship and Page makes her feelings known as she tries to run them over.