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        LM44

        Plancha  

         150 Great Recipes for Spanish-Style Grilling

         

        By:

         

        • ISBN-13: 9781572846791                       
        • Publisher: Agate Publishing
        • Publication date: 6/1/2011
        • Pages: 144
        • File size: 17 MB
        • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

        Overview

        "Plancha" is a Spanish word that literally translates as “plate,” and refers to both a style and a method of cooking, using a metal slab heated over a gas flame. In Spain, planchas are widely used in tapas bars and restaurants to cook an incredible assortment of foods, from mussels to mushrooms and even desserts. In private homes, planchas are often installed in the middle of round tables, so that both the hosts and their guests can share in the cooking experience and no one is stuck in the kitchen. Prepared both indoors and out, plancha cooking is as delicious and suitable on a warm sunny day as it is on a chilly night.

        The popularity of plancha has even crossed the Spanish border into France, where many noted chefs, such as Alain Ducasse and Paul Bocuse, have adopted this way of cooking in their Paris restaurants. It’s not just for the gourmet restaurants, however: planchas are incredibly easy to use over grills and stoves, with little mess. And--unlike with other methods of grilling--there is no chance of watching your meal go up in flames.

        In Plancha, Liliane Otal shows how to buy and maintain a plancha as well has how to make more than 150 delicious recipes that are so simple and fast anyone can do them. The cooking time for nearly all of these recipes is under 20 minutes. Her recipes will show you how to prepare delicious and flavorful meals that are also low in fat.

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          LM44

          A Foreign Policy  

           

          By  Richard Graham-Yooll

           

          • ISBN-13: 9781605428567                       
          • Publisher: Medallion Press, Incorporated
          • Publication date: 9/1/2005                      
          • Pages: 443
          • File size: 2 MB

          Overview

          Guy Sinclair is an insurance agent. But not just any agent. When the company director invites him to a restaurant to talk about his doubts concerning the firm's world renowned business partners, the last thing he expects to be is the target of a suicide bomber. Miraculously surviving, he flies to Saudi Arabia to investigate a routine claim that turns out to be anything but routine. Accepting yet another invitation he should have turned down, Sinclair attends a party turned surreal. Witnessing a brutal murder, he finds himself the suspect. The penalty under Saudi law? Beheading. The only person who can possibly help him? The sister of the woman who blew herself, and his boss, to smithereens. Can it get worse? Yes. It can. When the trail he follows leads close to home. And Sinclair's family becomes involved with him in a deadly foreign policy.

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            LM44

            Blaze of Glory  

             

            by Sheryl Nantus

             

            • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
            • ISBN-13: 9781605049847
            • Publication date: 4/20/2010
            • Pages: 298

            Overview

            Saving the world is easy for a superhero—unless you’re a fraud.

             

            Jo Tanis is a superhero, fighting evil on the city streets, using her ability to feed off electromagnetic energy and fire off charges—and it’s all just a show. The Agency captures her and others like her when their powers begin to manifest, pitting them against each other in staged, gladiatorial fights. An explosive implant on the back of her neck assures she’ll keep right on smiling for the camera and beating up the bad guys.

             

            When Earth comes under attack, suddenly the show becomes deadly real. Unable to deal with a real alien, the “supers” are falling in droves. Millions of innocent civilians are going to die…unless Jo can cobble together a team from among the fake heroes and villains the Agency enslaved. Including Hunter, who not only promises to show her how to deactivate the implants, but seems to know more than he should about how the mysterious Agency operates.

             

            Forcing a rag-tag bunch of former enemies to work together is the least of Jo’s problems. The trick is determining if Hunter is friend or foe—and becoming the hero everyone thought she was before the world is destroyed for real.

             

            Warning: Contains superhero in-jokes, Canadiana and large alien craft shaped like avocados. Really.

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              LM44

              Legacy of the Witch  

               

              by Maggie Shayne

               

              • Publisher: Harlequin
              • ISBN-13: 9781426875571                      
              • Publication date: 9/1/2012
              • Series: Portal Series 

              Overview

              "Once upon a time, there lived three witches…."

              As a child, Amarrah loved her grandmother's stories of three witches who were members of the king's harem. But they were more than just stories. Amarrah knows she was there with them…and now their legacy, along with an ancient box that once belonged to them, lies in her hands.

              Charged with keeping the box safe, Amarrah is heartbroken when it is stolen from her while she moves to America. Years later, she is shocked to see it on TV and is determined to get it back. Tracking the artifact leads her to Sergeant Harrison Brockson, a handsome soldier who stirs memories of a man she knew centuries ago in ancient Babylon. Is Harrison the key to finding the box—or could he be her destiny?

              Prequel novella to Maggie Shayne's exciting trilogy, The Portal.

               

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                TarHeelGirl00

                While the World Watched  

                 

                By Carolyn Maull McKinstry, with Denise George

                 

                ISBN-13: 9781414353036

                 

                Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers

                 

                Publication date: 2/1/2011

                 

                File size: 3 MB

                 

                 

                 

                OVERVIEW:

                 

                On September 15, 1963, a Klan-planted bomb went off in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Fourteen-year-old Carolyn Maull was just a few feet away when the bomb exploded, killing four of her friends in the girl’s rest room she had just exited. It was one of the seminal moments in the 

                Civil Rights movement, a sad day in American history . . . and the turning point in a young girl’s life.

                While the World Watched is a poignant and gripping eyewitness account of life in the Jim Crow South—from the bombings, riots and assassinations to the historic marches and triumphs that characterized the Civil Rights movement.

                A uniquely moving exploration of how racial relations have evolved over the past 5 decades, While the World Watched is an incredible testament to how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go.

                 

                 

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                  LM44

                  Death Trap (Robot Wars Series #1)  

                   

                  by  Sigmund Brouwer

                   

                  • ISBN-13: 9781414367088                       
                  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
                  • Publication date: 7/20/2012
                  • Series:Robot Wars  #1

                  Overview

                  Set in an experimental community on Mars in the year 2039, The Robot Wars series features 14-year-old virtual reality specialist Tyce Sanders. Life on the red planet is not always easy, but it is definitely exciting. Tyce finds that the mysteries of the planet point to his greatest discovery—a new relationship with God. He talks about his growing faith and curiosity in a manner that kids can relate to as they are probably wondering some of the same things. Each book contains two exciting adventures. In the first adventure, the Mars project is in trouble and only Tyce holds the key. In the second adventure, Tyce has discovered there may be killer aliens on the loose.
                  Robot Wars is a repackaged and updated version of Mars Diaries. There are now five books in the series; each book contains two stories. These new books contain a foreword about how far science has brought us.

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                    TarHeelGirl00

                    Repeat Freebie by Sandra D. Bricker

                     

                    Always the Baker, Never the Bride

                     

                    They say you can’t have your cake and eat it too.

                     

                    But who would want a cake they couldn’t eat?

                     

                    Just ask Emma Rae Travis about that.  A baker of confections who is diabetic and can’t enjoy them.  When Emma meets Jackson Drake, the escapee from Corporate America who is starting a wedding destination hotel to fulfill a dream that belonged to someone else, this twosome and their crazy family ties bring new meaning to the term "family circus." The Atlanta social scene will never be the same!

                     

                    ISBN-13: 9781426713576

                    Publisher: Abingdon Press

                    Publication date: 3/1/2010

                    File size: 1 MB

                     

                     

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                      TarHeelGirl00

                      Not a Sparrow Falls   

                       

                      By Linda Nichols

                       

                      ISBN-13: 9781441260093

                      Publisher: Baker Publishing Group   

                      Publication date: 2/1/2010

                      File size: 2 MB

                       

                       

                      Overview

                      In this powerful story of redemption and love, a prodigal young woman from the hills of Virginia flees the men who have lured her away from a godly upbringing into a life of desperation. Taking on a new identity, Mary Bridget Washburn escapes to the bustling city of Alexandria. There her path crosses that of Alasdair MacPherson, a widowed pastor with three young children and daunting problems of his own. Mary Bridget longs to bring happiness to the deeply troubled family, but she seems an unlikely candidate to help. Has she fallen too far from grace to be able to pass it on? A heart-tugging tale about the extraordinary struggles that turn ordinary people into heroes.

                       

                        

                      • 908. Freebie from Ellora's Cave
                        LM44

                        Siren Song (Royal Dynasty, Book One)  

                         

                        By Roberta Gellis

                         

                        • ISBN-13: 9781419921421                       
                        • Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc.
                        • Publication date: 9/10/2009
                        • Series:Royal Dynasty: #1

                         Overview
                        William of Marlowe and Elizabeth of Hurley loved each other from childhood and swore to marry no other. Their fathers had more practical and profitable intentions. William was told Elizabeth had gone to Ilmer to be married to Mauger and in his pain and rage took Mary of Bix to wife. Elizabeth, who had withstood starvation and beatings, yielded at last when a priest swore to her William had married Mary. But Mauger had taken Elizabeth for more than her moderate dowry. Soon her brothers were both dead and Elizabeth was heir to her father's lands.

                         

                        When Elizabeth's father died, Mauger moved his family to Hurley. And when he saw the rich lands of Marlowe across the river, he decided to marry his son to William's daughter, be rid of William, and have Marlowe too. William should have seen through Mauger's false front, but his heart and mind were paralyzed by the horrible thought of Elizabeth in Mauger's arms. And he nearly, so nearly, also became Mauger's victim.

                         

                        Publisher's Note: This book was previously published in 1980.

                         

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                          LM44

                          Measure the Impact of Online Marketing (Collection)  

                           

                           

                          Overview

                          Understand the Business Value You’re Getting from Social Media, so You Can Optimize It: Now, Tomorrow, and for Years to Come

                          Four great books show you how to capture the data you need to drive better results from social and online marketing—and use that data to improve ROI, quickly and continuously. In SEO & PPC: Better Together, Melanie Mitchell shows how to use SEO and pay-per-click together to achieve better results than either can deliver alone. You’ll learn how to integrate SEO and PPC in campaigns that engage more consumers and use data from both to improve the performance of each. Next, in How to Use Social Media Monitoring Tools, leading social media marketer Jamie Turner offers a fast-paced primer on social media monitoring and realistic, low-cost methods for getting started. Turner introduces many of today’s most valuable monitoring tools and presents a practical eight-step social media monitoring plan that can be implemented rapidly by virtually any company. In How to Make Money with Social Media Optimization, Robert Scott Corbett helps you master “SMO”: the strategic use of social media engagement to supercharge brands, extend reach, influence conversations, build share, and drive profits. Finally, in Marketing in the Moment: The Practical Guide to Using Web 3.0 Marketing to Reach Your Customers First, top Web marketing consultant Michael Tasner helps marketers, entrepreneurs, and managers move beyond hype and high-level strategy to proven tactics and successful ground-level execution. You’ll discover which new marketing technologies deliver the best results and which hardly ever pay for themselves...how to use virtual collaboration to accomplish marketing projects faster and at lower cost...how to build realistic action plans for the next three months, six months, and twelve months. Whatever you sell, these books will help you build leads, traffic, sales, market share, and profits!

                           

                          Trading Commodities, Commodity Options and Currencies (Collection)  

                           

                           

                          • ISBN-13: 9780133091328                       
                          • Publisher: Pearson Education
                          • Publication date: 6/1/2012
                          Overview

                          Start profiting from commodities, commodity options, and currencies! All you need to know, in 3 practical, easy-to-use books!

                          Start profiting from commodities, commodity options, and currencies! Here’s all the knowledge you need, in three comprehensive, easy-to-understand eBooks – all at one low price. In A Trader's First Book on Commodities: An Introduction to The World's Fastest Growing Market, top trader/instructor Carley Garner brings together the crucial commodities information you need before you make your first trade. Garner explains the entire trading process, demystifies the unique language of commodities trading, shows how to avoid costly mistakes, and introduces indispensable market analysis techniques and trading strategies. Next, in Commodity Options, Garner and co-author Paul Brittain introduce powerful new trading techniques for the expanding commodities marketplace. Garner and Brittain present strategies optimized for the unique characteristics of commodity options, illuminating the true risks and rewards with easy-to-understand charts and visuals that help you match your approach to your personal risk tolerance. Finally, in Currency Trading in the Forex and Futures Markets, Garner covers everything you new to know to earn big profits in currency trading – and avoid these markets’ unique pitfalls and aggressive, unscrupulous marketers. Garner reviews each major venue for trading currencies, including Forex spot markets, currency futures, and currency ETFs, and demystifies issues ranging from market access to profit calculation, risk to analysis. Using these three widely-praised eBooks, you can identify markets and approaches that best serve your objectives, avoid costly errors, and earn huge new profits in any market environment.

                           

                           

                          Negotiating with Backbone  

                           

                           

                          By Reed K. Holden

                           

                          • ISBN-13: 9780133064797                       
                          • Publisher: Pearson Education
                          • Publication date: 5/30/2012

                          Overview

                          Sales professionals now confront the most serious threat to their success. Regardless of their size, industry, country, customer type, nature of the relationship or amount of value they provide, sales professionals are finding that purchasing decisions are increasingly being limited by procurement. The modern procurement function is purchasing on steroids. Where traditional purchasing managers negotiated, procurement officials attempt to dictate. Procurement deploys a variety of tactics designed to do one thing: gain unprecedented discounts and concessions out of even the most sophisticated sales professionals. This book is a strategy guide for salespeople to help them level the procurement playing field by showing readers how to assess the game procurement plays, describing proven ways to resist discounting and protect margins, demonstrating ways to keep value at the forefront of negotiations, offering targeted tactics to protect hard-earned profits from mindless discounting, and detailing eight strategies effective in any type of pricing negotiation. This book will be an invaluable resource for B2B sales professionals, customer-facing professionals, and executives responsible for leading successful sales organizations.

                           

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                            LM44

                            Winners Never Cheat  

                             

                            by Jon Huntsman

                            • ISBN-13: 9780137000814
                            • Publisher: Pearson Education
                            • Publication date: 11/12/2008

                            Overview

                            The nationwide bestseller--fully updated for today’s tough times and worldwide financial crises

                            “Everyone does it.” Everyone cheats. Cuts corners. Tells lies. Maybe it was different once. Not today. If you want to succeed in this economic climate, you simply have to make compromises. Right?

                            Wrong. You can succeed at the highest levels, without sacrificing the principles that make life worth living. The proof? You’re holding it.

                            Jon M. Huntsman built a $12 billion company from scratch, the old-fashioned way: with integrity. There were short-term costs and difficult decisions. There were tough times. Times just like today. But ultimately, leading with integrity wasn’t just personally right for Huntsman, it also proved to be the best business strategy.

                            In Winners Never Cheat, Huntsman tells you how he did it, and how you can, too. This book is about remembering why you work, and why you were chosen to lead. It’s about finding the bravery to act on what you know is right, no matter what you’re up against.

                            It’s about winning. The right way.

                            Think about the kind of person you want to do business with. Then, be that person--and use this book to get you there.

                            Author royalties from this book go to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation

                             

                             

                            Encyclopedia of Operations Management, The ; A Field Manual and Glossary of Operations Management Terms and Concepts  

                             

                            by Arthur V. Hill

                             

                            Product Details

                            Overview

                            This is the perfect "field manual" for every supply chain or operations management practitioner and student. The field's only single-volume reference, it's uniquely convenient and uniquely affordable. With nearly 1,500 well-organized definitions, it can help students quickly map all areas of operations and supply chain management, and prepare for case discussions, exams, and job interviews. For instructors, it serves as an invaluable desk reference and teaching aid that goes far beyond typical dictionaries. For working managers, it offers a shared language, with insights for improving any process and supporting any training program.

                            It thoroughly covers: accounting, customer service, distribution, e-business, economics, finance, forecasting, human resources, industrial engineering, industrial relations, inventory management, healthcare management, Lean Sigma/Six Sigma, lean thinking, logistics, maintenance engineering, management information systems, marketing/sales, new product development, operations research, organizational behavior/management, personal time management, production planning and control, purchasing, reliability engineering, quality management, service management, simulation, statistics, strategic management, systems engineering, supply and supply chain management, theory of constraints, transportation, and warehousing. Multiple figures, graphs, equations, Excel formulas, VBA scripts, and references support both learning and application.

                             

                             

                            The Essential Ken Blanchard Collection 

                             

                            by Ken Blanchard, Garry Ridge, Colleen Barrett

                             

                             Overview

                            Extraordinary techniques for “Leading at a Higher Level” – from Ken Blanchard and two of the world’s most successful business leaders!

                             

                            Get 30+ years of Ken Blanchard’s breakthrough leadership techniques – and see how great leaders apply them! Leading at a Higher Level guides you through developing high-performance organizations and teams. In Helping People Win at Work, Blanchard and WD-40’s Garry Ridge help you Partner for Performance with every employee. In Lead with Luv, Blanchard and Southwest Airlines’ Colleen Barrett help you achieve amazing results by leading with love!

                             

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                              LM44

                              A Time to Love (Quilts of Lancaster County Series #1)  

                               

                              by Barbara Cameron

                               

                               

                               

                               

                              Honor Redeemed   

                               

                              • ISBN-13: 9781426753923                       
                              • Publisher: Abingdon Press
                              • Publication date: 2/1/2012

                              Overview

                               

                               

                              A Texan's Promise - Book #1 in The Heart of a Hero Series  

                               

                              by Shelley Gray

                               

                              • ISBN-13: 9781426736766                       
                              • Publisher: Abingdon Press
                              • Publication date: 10/1/2011
                              • Series:The Heart of a Hero,  #1

                               Overview

                              Past promises will be tested as new ones are given...

                              When Clayton Proffitt, foreman of the Circle Z Ranch in Texas, discovers Vanessa Grant is the victim of her stepfather’s advances, Clayton knows he must protect her honor and move her far away from the ranch—and from the man she fears.?

                              As they make their way West, an unexpected, deep bond develops between Vanessa and Clayton—far more powerful than a mere friendship or his sense of duty to her. But Vanessa’s stepfather won’t let her go so easily. As Clayton and Vanessa place their faith in God and their trust in each other, will they find healing and hope for the future together?

                              "Shelley Gray is a wonderful storyteller, and A Texan’s Promise captured me from the first page.  This endearing love story is so rich with detail, I felt like I was traveling alongside Vanessa and Clayton throughout their incredible journey.  Clayton is the hero every woman dreams of, and I loved watching Vanessa grow from a scared girl into a strong woman.  This is a wonderful start to this new series.  Highly recommended." - Beth Wiseman Best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series

                              "Shelley Gray’s fans will enjoy riding along with her characters down a new trail of romance in A Texan’s Promise, the first in The Heart of a Hero series. Readers will be rooting for Clayton and Vanessa to find their way to a true and lasting love." - Ann H. Gabhart, author of The Outsider, Summer of Joy, and Angel Sister

                               

                               

                               

                               

                              The Addicted Brain  

                               

                              by Michael Kuhar

                               

                              • ISBN-13: 9780132616966                       
                              • Publisher: Pearson Education
                              • Publication date: 11/14/2011
                              • Series:FT Press Science Series

                              Overview

                              Addiction destroys lives. In The Addicted Brain, leading neuroscientist Michael Kuhar, Ph.D., explains how and why this happens–and presents advances in drug addiction treatment and prevention. Using breathtaking brain imagery and other research, Kuhar shows the powerful, long-term brain changes that drugs can cause, revealing why it can be so difficult for addicts to escape their grip.

                              Discover why some people are far more susceptible to addiction than others as the author illuminates striking neural similarities between drugs and other pleasures potentially capable of causing abuse or addiction–including alcohol, gambling, sex, caffeine, and even Internet overuse. Kuhar concludes by outlining the 12 characteristics most often associated with successful drug addiction treatment.

                              Authoritative and easy to understand, The Addicted Brain offers today’s most up-to-date scientific explanation of addiction–and what addicts, their families, and society can do about it.

                               

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                                Froide

                                Not a Sparrow Falls is no longer free.

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                                  MacMcK1957

                                  For those who are interested in signing up for the Phoenix Press free-book-of-the month mailing, here's this month's entry:

                                   

                                  In Other Worlds - A Radix Tetrad Book  

                                   

                                   

                                  Schirmer spontaneously transforms into light.

                                  Then, 130 billion years later, when all of spacetime is collapsing into
                                  the vast nothingness of the cosmic black hole, Carl Schirmer is remade
                                  from the remnants of his light. He is reborn in time’s last world, the
                                  strangest of all—the Werld.

                                  There, Carl discovers the Foke, nomadic humans who travel among the
                                  floating islands of the Werld. Among them he finds the beautiful Evoë, and
                                  their life together is blissful in this kingdom that knows no aging or
                                  disease. But it is cut brutally short when Evoë is captured by the zotl, a
                                  spidery intelligence who hunt the Foke and eat them in an excruciating
                                  fashion. In order to save her life, Carl must return to Earth—130 billion
                                  years earlier—where he is shocked to discover that the Earth he’s come
                                  back to is not the one he left.

                                  Can he meet the harsh demands of his task before the zotl find him and
                                  begin ravishing the Earth?

                                  “Richly imagined and crafted...a compelling and often brilliant
                                  novel”—Publishers Weekly

                                  “Brilliant...exuberantly entertaining”—Library Journal

                                  “A dimension-spanning adventure that combines elements of hard science,
                                  classic SF plotting, and derring-do with a timeless love story.”—The Houston Post
                                   

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