The Fault in Our Stars meets Go Ask Alice in this dramatic romance about a teenage girl who survives a terminal cancer diagnosis, only to get trapped in the deadly spiral of addiction. Fans of Gayle Forman and Sara Zarr will be swept away by this gritty romance, the first in a duology. Evie is living on borrowed time. She was diagnosed with terminal cancer several months ago and told that by now she’d be dead. Evie is grateful for every extra day she gets, but she knows that soon this disease will kill her. Until, miraculously, she may have a second chance to live. All Evie had wanted was her life back, but now that she has it, she feels like there’s no place for her in it—at least, not for the girl she is now. Her friends and her parents still see her as Cancer Girl, and her boyfriend’s constant, doting attention is suddenly nothing short of suffocating. Then Evie meets Marcus. She knows that he’s trouble, but she can’t help falling for him. Being near him makes her feel truly, fully alive. It’s better than a drug. His kiss makes her feel invincible—but she may be at the beginning of the biggest free fall of her life.
A hilarious, groundbreaking young adult novel for anyone who's ever called themselves a feminist ... and anyone who hasn't. For fans of Louise O'Neill, Holly Bourne and Amy Schumer. Izzy O'Neill here! Impoverished orphan, aspiring comedian and Slut Extraordinaire, if the gossip sites are anything to go by ...
An LGBT romantic comedy with a twist from the Comedy Women in Print prize winner Laura Steven, author of The Exact Opposite of Okay. 'A brilliant social satire . . . disarmingly charming and relatable . . . it was hilarious. Laura Steven is an explosive talent on the page!' - CWIP judges Marian Keyes, Kathy Lette, Katy Brand, Allison Pearson, Shazia Mirza and Jennifer Young 'Laura Steven simultaneously destroyed the patriarchy and made me laugh so hard I choked. I will protect Izzy O'Neill with my life.' - Becky Albertalli, author of Love, Simon. Physics genius Caro Kerber-Murphy knows she's smart. With straight As and a college scholarship already in the bag, she's meeting her two dads' colossal expectations and then some. But there's one test she's never quite been able to ace: love. And when, in a particularly desperate moment, Caro discovers a (definitely questionable) scientific breakthrough that promises to make you irresistible to everyone around you, she wonders if this could be the key. What happens next will change everything Caro thought she knew about chemistry - in the lab and in love. Is hot guy Haruki with her of his own free will? Are her feelings for her best friend some sort of side-effect? Will her dog, Sirius, ever stop humping her leg? A hilarious LGBT love story with a (double helix) twist, The Love Hypothesis is perfect for fans of Sex Education, Booksmart, Becky Albertalli and Jenny Han.
A warm, witty, important story about being a young woman today, and what it's like to find a real connection amid all the noise. Perfect for fans of Holly Bourne and Laura Steven's The Exact Opposite of Okay. With Pez, the days felt endless – cycling, climbing trees, sucking sour sweets till our tongues burned. I'd give anything to be that girl again. For four years Vetty Lake has been keeping her heart in hiding. Since her mum died and her family moved out of London it's felt so much safer not to tell people how she really feels. She's never even told anyone she's attracted to girls as well as boys. But now Vetty's seventeen and coming back to London she's determined to start living out loud. She's convinced that reconnecting with her childhood best friend Pez is the key. She was always fearless around him. But when she sees Pez again, he's different. Guarded. It's like their special connection never existed. And suddenly Vetty's sure he's been hiding too...
Every day Christians are faced with an increasing onslaught of criticism from evolutionists for their belief in God and His glorious creation. What do you say when your faith is challenged by those claiming to speak in the name of science or reason? Discerning Truth provides a practical and engaging resource on the use of logic in this critical debate. Filled with anecdotes from both creative examples and real-life illustrations that help clarify logical issues in apologetics. Become skilled at distinguishing sound arguments from emotionally-charged rhetoric. Helps any believer refute evolutionary perspectives. Lisle believes that creationists need to be able to recognize and refute evolutionist arguments, and to do so in a way that both honors God and lines up with the truth of His Word (Eph. 5:1). The role of logic, the study of correct reasoning, is becoming a vanishing skill in our society. Yet it is a vital tool in assisting Christians in assessing the weaknesses in evolutionary thought. Here is the clear and concise guide for every believer in defending your faith in the face of adversity.
Out into the world goes the narrator from Save Me From Tomorrow, who at different times calls himself Sal, Nick or Jake, names of his favorite characters in American fiction. He goes out in search of adventure and experiences like those of his literary heroes, Kerouac, Fitzgerald and Hemingway. At age twenty-three he gives up his unexceptional job in Manhattan and plans to explore the highways and byways of America. Then a chance meeting with an old friend and the appearance of a beautiful and intriguing girl named Val cause him to alter his plans and shift locations to London. Working in the somewhat seedy yet vibrant world of a London pub, he encounters an eclectic assortment of Londoners and American expatriates, each with stories and secrets of their own. His story quickly becomes intertwined with theirs as he continues his pursuit of Val and seeks to live the fantastic life he imagined. When the lives of his fellow travelers begin to converge, the consequences of his quest become all too real.
The Bridgeton Trilogy is a collection of three Martin Rhodes books, plus the introductory novella. Close Your Eyes: Book 1 A serial killer is leaving dismembered bodies on trains for passengers to find and he will stop at nothing to get his message across. Former Detective Martin Rhodes spent ten years in prison for murder. After traveling from town to town in search of employment, he arrives in the City of Bridgeton. Rhodes hopes to re-start his life and to leave his past behind him. Special Agent Jo Pullinger is searching for a man who killed her father over twenty years ago. Jo is suffering from a heart condition which she hides from the world. A series of dead bodies on the trains lead Rhodes and Jo to end up searching for the same person. Cross Your Heart: Book 2 Someone is luring married men to motel rooms where they are executed for their infidelity. Former Detective Martin Rhodes spent ten years in prison for murder. After his last assignment he is introduced to a man who wants Rhodes to find his only son. To complicate matters, the man's son died in a horrific car crash many years ago. Meanwhile, Special Agent Jo Pullinger is pulled into a case where married men are found with a bullet in their head. Bodies pile up and secrets are revealed as Rhodes and Jo end up on a collision course with a cold-blood killer. Say Your Prayers: Book 3 A killer is enacting his own form of justice by hanging dead bodies for all to see. Former Detective Martin Rhodes spent ten years in prison for murder. Someone from Rhodes's past comes knocking on his door asking for his help. Rhodes is also caught off guard by his father's unexpected requested. Meanwhile, Special Agent Jo Pullinger has to deal with two dead bodies of individuals who were once accused of crimes. Jo's heart condition only worsens as she is also faced with a family secret. As Jo and Rhodes continue their investigation, they have no idea that they will finally come face-to-face with the Bridgeton Ripper. Fear Your Enemy: Book 0 A convicted homicide detectives gets involved in an investigation that is more personal than he ever thought imaginable. Former Detective Martin Rhodes spent ten years in prison for murder. Upon his release he travels from town to town in search of employment and a new life. An unexpected call takes him to the Town of Parish. His ex-wife's current husband is charged for murder and she wants Rhodes to help exonerate him of the crime. After all these years, Rhodes still has feelings for his ex-wife but he must fight them in his pursuit for the truth.
Tess Monaghan's life is back on course. She is beginning to make a name for herself as a PI, she's even banking good money. And then her father asks her a favour: to investigate the death in prison of a friend's brother convicted of killing an unidentified girl, otherwise known as "Jane Doe". Tess's search leads her to "the Sugar House", a brutal institution where she discovers Jane Doe's real identity. And then Tess's father begs her to drop the case . . . It is not until her parents' house is set on fire and a body pulled from the wreckage, that she realises that her life may have taken a very wrong turning indeed - one from which there is no going back...
After leaving Dagwood, Lou finds herself in Dusty Creek, a small town beyond the mythical black stump, with a population of just 1,600. A near miss with death on the road shakes Lou up and sends her on a downward spiral. Things become increasingly unclear.
There has been much written about teams with an ongoing debate about the primacy of environment or dynamics as the most important element to effective teams. Yet the need for groups to be able to consistently tap into the collective intelligence present in the team is more and more important. This requires teams to move beyond cooperation, goodwill and consensus and be able to challenge individual and collective assumptions to see new alternatives.This book provides a simple but elegant model to understand how teams move past the mediocrity of consensus to innovative thinking that comes with Collective Learning. Collective Learning occurs when teams become aware of their assumptions and it challenges them to create a new understanding of what is real and what is important. When that happens, lasting change can come from within the team. There are four distinct abilities that must be present to provide the infrastructure for a group to learn collectively, and here is the how to to dramatically increase team effectiveness. This book is focused on how a facilitator can help groups and the individuals in those groups slow down the emotional and belief processes in order to create opportunities to choose responses rather than being on automatic pilot. The purpose of the facilitators effort is to move experiential learning beyond the traditional notion of teambuilding. Teambuilding has become a catchall phrase for helping a group get more comfortable with one another and develop trust. It is our opinion that to unlock the power of these experiential tools, facilitators must think about developing two Meta-skills Emotional Maturity and Critical Thinking. Using experiential learning to develop the attitudes and skills to continually learn provides a real hope for creating fundamental change in the way people and groups interact.
In Fifty Acres and a Poodle, Jeanne Marie Laskas described how she survived her first hilariously tumultuous year at Sweetwater Farm. Now she returns with a funny, touching, and personal new memoir of what happens after your dream comes true... With a picture-postcard farm, a wonderful marriage, two mules, and a new refrigerator that spits crushed ice, what more can a girl ask for? That’s precisely the question Jeanne Marie asks herself as she and Alex settle into their new life at Sweetwater Farm. Two years ago they left the city behind for a life filled with the practical, often comical, lessons of living close to the land—and they never looked back. Yet when her strong-willed mom is hospitalized with a sudden and mysterious paralysis, Jeanne Marie rushes home to Philadelphia and her extended, sometimes chaotic, but always loving family. It’s there that she realizes what is still missing from her life: a family of her own. Now it’s a matter of bringing up the subject to her husband, Alex, fifteen years older and with adult children of his own, who seems terrified that she’s thinking of adopting a Chihuahua. With warmth, wisdom, and unfailing humor, Laskas tells the poignant story of her search for motherhood—and what happens when a woman risks happily-ever-after for something even more precious. As she tends to her own ailing mother, Jeanne Marie discovers that the challenges and rewards of living with Mother Nature pale in comparison to those awakened by the nature of mothering. The Exact Same Moon is filled with hilarious and heartwarming vignettes of people and a way of life you’ll be glad you met. From "borrowing" sheep to help mow the lawn and sitting in on the racy hay jokes at the Agway Equine Clinic, to befriending the notorious old lady who holds the water rights to their future pond, corrupting the neighbors with satellite TV, and learning the fine art of going a-calling, Laskas proves once again that laughter, love, and wisdom are truly homegrown.
Cold calling, like a colonoscopy, is a pain in the butt. You may not like the process, but they can both save your ass. My objective with this book is direct: to help you find new business by getting you in front of the people who can buy. What you’ll get from this book is what you can’t get from anywhere else: my perspective. You’ll learn what I’ve learned up until now. It just won’t take you a lifetime to learn it like it did me. Part one of this book is about the mental game of cold calling: how to get the courage to deal with your fears to do whatever it takes to get in front of buyers. Part two includes specific strategies and techniques to get there. And not all have anything to do with cold calling as you know it.
Bad Girl Alphahole Roommates 3 You met Ally Kingston in Alphahole when the colorful character informed Carly that she was her new BFF. Ally suddenly finds herself with an alphahole roommate, too! How? Jude and Ally locked eyes in a club and had chemistry up the wazoo when they danced. The night got cut short just as Ally found out Jude is a private eye. Retreat! Retreat! ~~~ Ally Kingston is NOT my real name. I have secrets that I don't want unearthed. See, I've been a bit of a bad girl. I have to keep my secrets. I have to keep everyone at arms' length. I also have to ignore the crackling sexual tension between us. Try as I might, no amount of hate I try to throw at him works. He just won't go away! So, I indulge in a wild night of hate sex, figuring he'd get his fill and move on. Wrong. He's more in my space than ever. Now the tattooed and muscled hottie private eye is not only trying to stick his nose in my business, but he's pulled some strings - I know he has - so he can move into my corporate apartment and get even more in my space. I'm pretty sure I'm doomed to fail at keeping him out of my business and out of my bed. Not only is Jude not backing down in his efforts to get me to yield, my past is also about to catch up with me. Can be read as standalone, but best experienced after Alphahole and Good Girl.
Psychological Aspects of Crisis Negotiation, Third Edition, explores the methods and strategies for confronting the nine types of subjects typically encountered in hostage/suicide sieges by correctional staff and law enforcement crisis negotiators. Strentz, an experienced negotiator who designed and directed the FBI’s hostage negotiator program, lays out the critical elements that are required for a successful encounter with a hostage taker or other malfeasant. This book highlights psychological dynamics of negotiations as they apply to the negotiator, the hostage, and the subject. It discusses the predictors of surrender versus the need for a tactical intervention and examines the phases of a hostage crisis and the changing focus as the crisis develops. Referencing historical events such as the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Challenger and Columbia incidents, this text demonstrates how faulty group decision making can spell tragedy. Enhanced with case studies to put the material into context, this third edition also includes new chapters on the SWAT team/crisis negotiator interface and on the genesis of the increased incidence of mentally ill hostage takers. Based on decades of experience in the fi eld and practical advice from a national expert, this volume arms negotiators with the knowledge and tools they need to defuse crises and increase the odds that hostages will survive.
DAILY MEDITATIONS TO HELP YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST In a meditation for each day of the year, Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith has created a book of daily psychological, emotional, and spiritual guidance to give you inspiration, sustenance, and to increase the possibilities for positive growth and change in your life. "LIVE AND LOVE EACH DAY" is the product of decades of professional and personal experience, designed to address the interior struggles of each day in seven key areas of life: relationships, self-esteem, emotional well-being, love, health, prosperity, and spirituality. This book offers hope and inspiration, tempered by a practical and clear perspective. You will be empowered to open new doors to better ways of living, loving, and to live life to your full potential.
There would be tunnels of roses, beds of strawberries, fountains of overflowing herbs. And there might even be love. . . . In the heart of bustling modern Dublin is a littered, overgrown garden of tangled weeds and a stagnant, hidden pond. Belonging to an iron-willed elderly lady named Mrs. Prendergast, who is rumored to have murdered and buried her husband there, the garden draws Eva Madigan, a young mother struggling to move on from the pain of her past. Eva is joined by Emily, a beautiful but withdrawn college dropout; Uri, an old-world immigrant; Seth, his all-too-handsome son; and occasionally even Mrs. Prendergast herself. But what drives Eva to transform the neglected urban wilderness? What makes the others want to help her? Even as Mrs. Prendergast puts the land up for sale, the thorny lives of all the gardeners are revealed and slowly start to untangle. Overgrown secrets are dug up and shared. Choices are made; a little pruning is in order. Now Eva is about to discover that every garden is a story of growth toward a final harvest. . . .
THE BROKEN LINE What do you really know about your parents? “...Look, when you get this message, call me,” Elaine’s twin brother tersely instructed. And before Lane could terminate the connection, she snatched up the receiver and greeted her younger brother. It had been a while since they had last spoken, and when he mentioned their parents, she was curious and picked up. Missing? How could that be? Where were her parents? In The Broken Line, Elaine steps into Kash Bennett and Leslie Scott’s world of mystery and intrigue while retracing their steps and realizing that much of the existence she enjoyed as a child was a cover for a double life. Not unlike Alice falling through the proverbial rabbit hole where nothing is as it seems, Elaine realizes that her parent’s disappearance might be far more than a tragic accident and her own life may be more complicated than she ever thought possible; especially when she learns her soon-to-be ex-husband, Jack Phillips is in the family business as well. Combining the journals she finds in her parent’s attic, Elaine follows the clues from as far back as 1947 China to the present day in trying to locate her folks. She blends new age technology with old world spy techniques to close the gap in finding Kash and Leslie and the mole they had been chasing for nearly six decades.