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The Casanova (The Miles High Club, 3)

In T L Swan’s steamy third installment of the Miles High Club, Kate’s hot new pen pal is a welcome distraction from her horrible boss. But nobody is as distracting as Elliot Miles…and he knows it.

My favorite hobby is infuriating Elliot Miles. Just the sight of my boss’s handsome face triggers my sarcasm. God knows how he earns his Casanova reputation―if a million women want him with his personality, what the heck am I doing wrong?

Disgusted with my love life, I join a dating app under a fake name. I start chatting to a man named Edgar. He’s not my type and lives on the other side of the world, but we hit off a friendship, laugh and confide in each other.

But lately things are getting weird at work. Elliot’s being…attentive. His eyes linger a little longer than they should, and there’s a heat behind them that I haven’t felt before. And then, in the shock of all shocks, he tells me that my vulnerability is appealing. But when was I vulnerable?

Horror dawns…Has my boss been reading my emails to Edgar?

Damn it, why did I use my work email?

Oh no, does he know what I really think of him? I’d rather die than ever admit it.

Or, even worse: is it possible that the man I loathe in real life is the man I’m falling for online?

The Value Of…

The value of… is a short book written to remind us of what is most important in life and how we should value them.

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience

In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances—a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection.

Over the past two decades, Brown’s extensive research into the experiences that make us who we are has shaped the cultural conversation and helped define what it means to be courageous with our lives. Atlas of the Heart draws on this research, as well as on Brown’s singular skills as a storyteller, to show us how accurately naming an experience doesn’t give the experience more power, it gives us the power of understanding, meaning, and choice.

Brown shares, “I want this book to be an atlas for all of us, because I believe that, with an adventurous heart and the right maps, we can travel anywhere and never fear losing ourselves.”

101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think

In her second compilation of published writing, Brianna Wiest explores pursuing purpose over passion, embracing negative thinking, seeing the wisdom in daily routine, and becoming aware of the cognitive biases that are creating the way you see your life. This book contains never before seen pieces as well as some of Brianna’s most popular essays, all of which just might leave you thinking: this idea changed my life.

The Smartest Person in the Room: The Root Cause and New Solution for Cybersecurity

#1 Bestseller by leadership & cybersecurity expert Christian Espinosa that unveils a simple powerful 7 step process that awakens your leadership and life skills.

“Swiss Army Knife of Cyber/IT/Business/Life help…there is something for everyone here!”

“I highly recommend that any cybersecurity leader, or aspiring leader, read this book from cover-to-cover.”

“Christian Espinosa unveils the hard-hitting truth and bad practices that companies face when they hire inexperienced and ego-centric cybersecurity staff to protect their company’s information.”

Cyberattack—an ominous word that strikes fear in the hearts of nearly everyone, especially business owners, CEOs, and executives. With cyberattacks resulting in often devastating results, it’s no wonder executives hire the best and brightest of the IT world for protection. But are you doing enough? Do you understand your risks? What if the brightest aren’t always the best choice for your company?

In The Smartest Person in the Room, Christian Espinosa shows you how to leverage your company’s smartest minds to your benefit and theirs. Learn from Christian’s own journey from cybersecurity engineer to company CEO. He describes why a high IQ is a lost superpower when effective communication, true intelligence, and self-confidence are not embraced. With his seven-step methodology and stories from the field, Christian helps you develop your team’s technical minds so they become better humans and strong leaders who excel in every role

The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War

Unlike the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 had near-unanimous public support. At first, the goals were straightforward and clear: to defeat al-Qaeda and prevent a repeat of 9/11. Yet soon after the United States and its allies removed the Taliban from power, the mission veered off course and US officials lost sight of their original objectives.

Distracted by the war in Iraq, the US military became mired in an unwinnable guerrilla conflict in a country it did not understand. But no president wanted to admit failure, especially in a war that began as a just cause. Instead, the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations sent more and more troops to Afghanistan and repeatedly said they were making progress, even though they knew there was no realistic prospect for an outright victory.

Just as the Pentagon Papers changed the public’s understanding of Vietnam, The Afghanistan Papers contains startling revelation after revelation from people who played a direct role in the war, from leaders in the White House and the Pentagon to soldiers and aid workers on the front lines. In unvarnished language, they admit that the US government’s strategies were a mess, that the nation-building project was a colossal failure, and that drugs and corruption gained a stranglehold over their allies in the Afghan government. All told, the account is based on interviews with more than 1,000 people who knew that the US government was presenting a distorted, and sometimes e

Did you know

Children’s book about the history of important inventions which changed the world

Directions from a lost man

A self-help book from the perspective of a young man that has seen reality for what it truly is. It’s messy, confusing, painful, and at the same time, it’s a blessing to experience. Through a lifetime of events and documentation through them, this young man has seen the truth. Life happens to us all, and by no means are we ever alone in our darkness. Through words, he shines his light in hopes to show the reader that they aren’t alone. Our struggles are what connect us.

The #1 Project Management Mistake, Plus 7 More Lessons

Do you experience problems and pain in your working life as a project manager? Is there a lack of progress with projects at work? Do you experience that there is a lack of useful information on project management that is especially aimed at beginners? Are you constantly frustrated by the lack of budgets to properly complete project tasks? Do you experience a constant worry about completing projects on time? Do you feel that you lack the experience to be confident in the role of a new project manager?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you require this book!
This book has been prepared as a guide for newly certified project-management professionals who are looking to learn the fundamental do’s and don’ts of project management, but it is also of interest to any person who is interested in making a career out of project management or just interested in the subject.
If you work through this book, you will feel that sense of anticipation, eagerness, and excitement for you, the newly qualified PM, to go out and face your first project with the knowledge that we provide, assisting you in making a success of your first and future projects.
Nothing will prepare you for that immense sense of achievement and success when you get this right. This prepares you for a massively rewarding career working with people and being rewarded accordingly through the continuous “rinse and repeat” of the lessons provided in the body of the book.
Do not delay, but take action; get the book now, and set yourself on the way to project-management success!

MARRYING FOR FAME

Janet Ashby and David Villa are a pair of ambitious singers that want to become famous. This couple is as different as night and day, but at the suggestion of their pushy talent agent, they decided that a marriage of convenience would help both of their careers. They get married and become friends, and slowly realize that fame is not the only thing in store for them. This light-hearted romance will make you laugh, smile, and warm your hearts!

A Wonder In the Garden

learn abut the rich ecology, the web of life and natural wonders that live just outside our doors, in gardens parks or cracks in pavements. When you learn what to look for these are as rich and as awesome as a distant rainforest. Unable to travel to find wonders? You dont have to.

Haggard Hawk

Haggard Hawk is the first in the Nathan Hawk Murder Mysteries series. It’s free to download.

A haggard hawk is a hawk in full plumage

Nathan Hawk, a high ranking police officer, is ‘required to retire’ from the force. That’s a very British way of saying he was sacked. Apparently he broke his commanding officer’s jaw and earned the undying respect of his colleagues. He goes to live in the countryside, just outside London where he spends the first few months drinking too much, arguing with neighbours and stressing about his grown up children. And wondering what to do with the rest of his life.
What are his options? How about writing his memoirs, or visiting his far flung kids, maybe even standing for the Parish Council? None of those things offers quite the buzz of catching killers, something he was really good at. His tally, when he left the police service, was thirty-four.
Just as he’s about to go mad with boredom a new friend in the village does him the courtesy of getting himself murdered. It’s a tragedy, of course, but for Hawk it’s a lifesaver.
And it comes with the added bonus of the local police not wanting him to interfere…

The latest Hawk story is called White Crane and is available now on Amazon

Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam

There’s a new invisible force at work in our economic and cultural lives. It affects every advertisement we see and every product we buy, from our morning coffee to a new pair of shoes. “Stakeholder capitalism” makes rosy promises of a better, more diverse, environmentally-friendly world, but in reality this ideology championed by America’s business and political leaders robs us of our money, our voice, and our identity.

Vivek Ramaswamy is a traitor to his class. He’s founded multibillion-dollar enterprises, led a biotech company as CEO, he became a hedge fund partner in his 20s, trained as a scientist at Harvard and a lawyer at Yale, and grew up the child of immigrants in a small town in Ohio. Now he takes us behind the scenes into corporate boardrooms and five-star conferences, into Ivy League classrooms and secretive nonprofits, to reveal the defining scam of our century.

The modern woke-industrial complex divides us as a people. By mixing morality with consumerism, America’s elites prey on our innermost insecurities about who we really are. They sell us cheap social causes and skin-deep identities to satisfy our hunger for a cause and our search for meaning, at a moment when we as Americans lack both.

This book not only rips back the curtain on the new corporatist agenda, it offers a better way forward. America’s elites may want to sort us into demographic boxes, but we don’t have to stay there. Woke, Inc. begins as a critique of stakeholder capitalism and ends wi

The Darkest Gift

A dynamic, enthralling tale of love, jealousy, rage, vampirism, and the Supernatural!

When a self-loathing Gay man—Jack, meets elegant yet incredibly mysterious Laurent Richelieu, he thinks his stroke of bad luck with men and women has come to an end. Or is it the beginning of a nightmare?
Jack is unaware of the dark history that unfolded centuries earlier, with Laurent’s lover and vampire maker Fabien Levesque—who was destroyed in front of him in a jealous fit of rage by his vampire maker Stefan, exacting revenge for Fabien’s rejection of him. As Jack and Laurent begin their courtship—Jack encounters horrifying experiences involving paranormal experiences, vampirism, and possible reincarnation, making him question his sanity. The more time Jack spends with his mysterious European love interest, the more revealed about the dark secret awaiting Jack. Are they destined to be together? —does Laurent honestly care for Jack? Or is there a much more sinister plot involved? Can the help of a self-described, Voodoo High Priestess named “Queen Raphaella” alter Jack’s predestined future or is his fate already sealed?

Beyond Sunlight

Melanie Brace is a talented young artist who had an interesting but fairly ordinary life, until she meets a handsome enigmatic stranger in a jazz club. Impressed by his great musical talent, charm and wit, she wants to date him. That same night they meet, he informs her that she has an inoperable cancer and is living on a borrowed time. When a medical test confirms his statement about her condition, Melanie demands answers. And the answer she gets is not what she had hoped to hear. The mysterious stranger is a vampire, a member of an ancient race of immortals living among humans since the prehistoric times. When a tragic event places Melanie one step closer to death, she awakens in a private hospital in full control of her body but with cold skin and without the heartbeat. Becoming a vampire was the easy part. The hard part will be to survive as one. What will you do when you will remain twenty-nine-years-old forever?

Peril

The transition from President Donald J. Trump to President Joseph R. Biden Jr. stands as one of the most dangerous periods in American history.

But as # 1 internationally bestselling author Bob Woodward and acclaimed reporter Robert Costa reveal for the first time, it was far more than just a domestic political crisis.

Woodward and Costa interviewed more than 200 people at the center of the turmoil, resulting in more than 6,000 pages of transcripts—and a spellbinding and definitive portrait of a nation on the brink.

This classic study of Washington takes readers deep inside the Trump White House, the Biden White House, the 2020 campaign, and the Pentagon and Congress, with vivid, eyewitness accounts of what really happened.

Peril is supplemented throughout with never-before-seen material from secret orders, transcripts of confidential calls, diaries, emails, meeting notes and other personal and government records, making for an unparalleled history.

It is also the first inside look at Biden’s presidency as he faces the challenges of a lifetime: the continuing deadly pandemic and millions of Americans facing soul-crushing economic pain, all the while navigating a bitter and disabling partisan divide, a world rife with threats, and the hovering, dark shadow of the former president.

“We have much to do in this winter of peril,” Biden declared at his inauguration, an event marked by a nerve-wracking security alert and the threat of domestic terrorism.

Peril is the extraord

Sitting in Hemingway’s Chair

A biography of the life and death of Ernest Miller Hemingway. He was a writer, soldier, spy, big game Hunter, foreign correspondent, deep sea fisherman, boxer, bare knuckle brawler, and a hard drinker. He wrote twenty-two books, had four wives, experienced four wars, and won one Noble prize. Ernest Hemingway changed American literature; in his writing, everything is reduced to its purest form. The style of his writing did not emerge from a college education, but was developed from self- education, hard work and life experience.
The cause of Hemingway’s suicide was not from hereditary traits but was due to brain damage resulting from his adventurous lifestyle, Chronic traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a medical condition not discovered until fifty-three years after his death. This biography differs from others; the author met Hemingway, followed his adventures, and became familiar with chronic traumatic Encephalopathy through the deaths of fellow pro-football players from brain injuries. Hemingway received brain damage from numerous concussions resulting from incidents of war, auto accidents, boxing, airplane crashes and electroshock treatments.
More than any other Hemingway biography this work details his life as a spy in China, exploits during the Spanish Civil War, leading partisans in world war II, his court marshal and the many concussions that triggered his suicide.

The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health

When the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since November 1984 and the leading architect of “agency capture”—the corporate seizure of America’s public health agencies by the pharmaceutical industry—happen to be the same man, conflicts of interest arise. Wearing both hats, Dr. Anthony Stephen Fauci, tasked with managing the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, peddled and back-pedaled his prescriptions as Pharma profits and bureaucratic powers grew and public health waned.

Working in tandem with his long-term partner, billionaire Bill Gates, to corral Americans toward a single vaccine solution to COVID, Dr. Fauci committed zero dollars to studying or promoting early treatment with various drug combinations that could dramatically reduce deaths and hospitalizations. Meanwhile, in an assault on our First Amendment guarantee of free speech, Dr. Fauci’s Silicon Valley and media allies dutifully censored criticism of his policies on mainstream social media and collaborated to muzzle any medical information about therapies and treatments that might end the pandemic and compete with vaccines.

After effectively abolishing the First Amendment right to free speech, Dr. Fauci subverted our Seventh Amendment rights to jury trials by arranging to shield reckless and negligent pharmaceutical corporations from liability for injuries from any COVID countermeasures, including vaccines. His lockdowns targeted First Amendment religious freedom by closing

Atlantic Rue

1903. The South Atlantic. HMS Roanoke steams deeper into the southern hemisphere’s winter, bound for the sparsely populated Cranmer Island. A chance encounter at sea has fateful consequences for her demoralized crew and presents a growing mystery they must resolve while they struggle to reconcile with their pasts.

The Reckoning: America s Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal

The Reckoning will examine America’s national trauma, rooted in our history but dramatically exacerbated by the impact of current events and the Trump administration’s corrupt and immoral policies. Our failure to acknowledge this trauma, let alone root it out, has allowed it to metastasize. Whether it manifests itself in rising levels of rage and hatred, or hopelessness and apathy, the stress of living in a country we no longer recognize has affected all of us. America is suffering from PTSD―a new leader alone cannot fix us.

An enormous amount of healing must be done to rebuild our faith in leadership, and our hope for this nation. It starts with The Reckoning.

Bloodless

A legendary heist:

On the evening of November 24, 1971, D. B. Cooper hijacked Flight 305 — Portland to Seattle — with a fake bomb, collected a ransom of $200,000, and parachuted into the night, never to be seen again… Perhaps.

A brutal crime steeped in malevolence:

Fifty years later, Agent Pendergast takes on a bizarre and gruesome case: in the ghost-haunted city of Savannah, Georgia, bodies are found completely drained of blood–sowing panic and reviving the infamous legend of the Savannah Vampire.

A case like no other in Pendergast’s career:

Through twists and turns, Pendergast and his partner, Agent Coldmoon, race to understand how these murders are connected to the most mystifying hijacking in American history. Together, they discover not just the killer-but an unearthly evil beyond all reckoning.

The Whistler

We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity and impartiality are the bedrock of the entire judicial system. We trust them to ensure fair trials, to protect the rights of all litigants, to punish those who do wrong, and to oversee the orderly and efficient flow of justice.
But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe? It’s rare, but it happens.
Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption.
But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout U.S. history.
What’s the source of the ill-gotten gains? It seems the judge was secretly involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month’s cash. The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way. It’s a sweet deal: Everyone is making money.
But now Greg wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants