Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour by Dita Von Teese Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 22.2 MB Overview: From burlesque show to fashion runway, magazine cover to Internet video, fashion icon and “burlesque superheroine” (Vanity Fair) Dita Von Teese has undergone more strokes of red lipstick, bursts of hair spray, boxes of blue-black hair dye and pats of powder in a month than a drag queen could dream of in a lifetime. Whether she’s dazzling audiences swirling in a towering martini glass in Swarovski-covered pasties and stilettos or sparking camera flashes on the red carpet, one reality is constant: for this self-styled star, beauty is an art. Now, for the first time in her Technicolor career, Dita divulges the beauty wisdom that keeps her on international best-dressed lists and high-profile fashion show rosters in this illustration and photography-filled opus. In Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour, Dita and co-writer Rose Apodaca take you through every step of Dita’s glamour arsenal, and includes friends—masters in makeup, hair, medicine, and exercise as well as some of the world’s most eccentric beauties—for authoritative advice. This 400-page book is packed with sound nutrition and exercise guidance, skincare and scent insight, as well as accessible techniques for creating bombshell hairstyles and makeup looks. Among the hundreds of lavish color photographs, instructive step-by-step images and original illustrations by Adele Mildred, this inspiring resource shares the skills, history, and lessons you need to enhance your individual gifts and realize your own beauty mark. Genre: Non Fiction Arts & Photography > Pop Culture
In the Company of Snipers series by Irish Winters (#4-11, 17) Requirements: ePUB Reader, 3.3 MB | 505 kB Overview: Growing up in the countryside of Wisconsin, I always wanted to be a writer. I’ve dabbled in poetry, short stories, and more daydreaming than most. Way back when, I remember long Sunday afternoon drives with my parents where they’d tell us eight kids to, ‘Look out the window and see something!’ Genre: Romance, Suspense
Harley (#4): Sometimes, only the heart remembers… He’s in the fight of his life… Suddenly back in Iraq, US Army Corporal Harley Mortimer searches for the men he left behind. He finds himself lost in a world where guilt never lets go and nothing seems real. Dead men talk and die over and over again. There is no peace or rest. Only war. Only despair. Only—didn’t he survive this exact scenario once before? And who the hell is Judy? She is a force to be reckoned with… Judy O’Brien’s future is planned and perfect until Harley, the man she intends to marry, goes missing. Mysteriously, Kelsey Stewart disappears the same day. He and Kelsey have a shared history, but do they love each other—that way? Worse, is he the murderer the FBI claims he is? Judy must come to grips with the man she thought she knew. And all of his secrets…
Connor (#5): Heartache hurts so much worse than gunshot… How many times can a man say he’s sorry? Connor Maher is about to find out. As if dogging the brutal Sonoran Cartel through sun-baked Utah isn’t tough enough, he’s come face to face with his worst nightmare. Diminutive ex-Marine spitfire, Isabella Ramos, has just three words to say to him: I. Hate. You. Like he hasn’t heard that before. Why was he the one who got to live? Izza only accepted the Utah operation because he’d be there. It’s time Connor knows the truth, but how can she trust him with her life much less the secret she’s come to share? He’s nothing but grief personified behind the guise of an blue-eyed, honorable man. Not until the cold-blooded SC dumps her and Connor in the farthest corner of the relentless Utah desert does she begin to realize…. There are worse things than death…
Rory (#6): Agent Rory Dennison is every woman’s dream. Tall, dark and Hollywood handsome, the ex-Marine scout sniper maintains a private life none of his teammates suspect. The TEAM is just a job. He intends to keep it that way—until assassins murder the father of the tiny Tibetan girl in his charge. Rory finds himself pulled into a world of mystery and intrigue when he and his companion agent, Ember Davis, are forced to flee with Nima Dawa. Too late he discovers Nima is not only destined to become the next Dalai Lama, but she has an unearthly gift of sight. She can see right through him. And she does. His carefully guarded private life is suddenly at risk. He doesn’t know what to trust or who to believe. The world is too full of shadows. He isn’t the only one with secrets….
Taylor (#7): He’s had enough… Stoic ex-Marine, Taylor Armstrong, survived his arrogant father, USMC General Michael Armstrong, and one too many deployments in Afghanistan. Battered and disillusioned with life, he’s built a wall to keep the world at bay. His rule is simple: a man can’t lose a friend he’s never made. It works—until an arrow rips into his chest and changes everything he knew about his father. His mother. Himself…. She’s never given up hope… Gracie Fox has loved Taylor since the fateful day he was ripped from her life as a four-year old. But he has no memory of her or his mother’s rich. Native American heritage. Neither is he aware of the loving family that was forced to give him up. It seems he’ll never know—until an ancient rite of revenge, the blood hunt, collides with his carefully structured life. Gracie seizes the chance. She’ll do anything to help him remember…. Even tie him to her bed.
Gabe (#8): Alex Stewart is dead. Murdered. While The TEAM struggles to deal with the blow they never saw coming, ex-Marine Gabe Cartwright is assigned to protect Alex’s widow, Kelsey. Already haunted by the fear that he let his boss die, he vows to protect her with his life. Nothing and no one will get in his way—until bossy Nurse Sullivan arrives to care for Kelsey. Sullivan is anti-gun, anti-dog, and the last damned thing he needs… It’s her way or the highway. Shelby Sullivan is an admitted control freak. She loves her new client, Kelsey Stewart, and intends to help her in any way possible, but has no use for her bodyguards. Not even disarming Agent Cartwright will interfere with the perfect performance of her duties—until she disregards his protection measures and leads Death straight back to Kelsey. Gabe isn’t the only one who’s haunted…
Maverick (#9): He’s heartsick and battle-weary. Maverick Carson returned home from war with too much pain and not enough honor. Searching for a way to forgive and forget, he quit The TEAM and began walking. He’s walked all the way to Wyoming when the sight of a pretty girl riding a massive draft horse steals his breath-until the hillside gives way beneath the horse. Rushing to her aid, he runs straight into the world of China Wolf, the headstrong owner of the Wild Wolf Ranch and the owner of the finest Percherons in the country. She doesn’t need a man in her life. Never has. Never will. China Wolf has responsibility enough between the rowdy horses she loves, the wayward sister she tolerates, and the precocious niece she adores. Besides, Maverick’s made it clear he’d rather hit the road than hang around her ranch. Why should she care? She doesn’t-not until she glimpses the cowboy in his eyes. Maybe she does need a man after all. Just. This. One.
Cassidy (#10): Looks can be deceiving… Hardheaded Junior Agent Cassidy Dancer has come face to face with the powerful, false prophet of the insidious Palma Christi Cult. Not what she intended. She’s always believed she was every bit as good and twice as tough as most men. Until now. Bound to Lucien Kane’s punishment board in his barn, she’s about to be disciplined. The iron brand is blistering hot. There is no hope in sight. Not this time. He’s no hero… Not Jude Cannon. He’s just an accountant and a desperate father. The only reason he’s inside the cult is to rescue his daughter. He can’t take chances, and he certainly can’t blow his cover to help the woman caught in Lucien’s evil snare. The woman with big, brown eyes brimmed with tears she won’t let fall. The one who needs a white knight on a white horse to ride in and save her. Jude is not that man. Is he?
Adam (#11): He lives for the rush… Thrill seeking ex-Navy SEAL Adam Torrey loves a good HALO jump. There’s nothing better than the exhilaration and freedom of a heart-stopping, high altitude plummet to earth—until he comes face to face with Shannon Reagan, daughter of the billionaire inventor behind the world’s most lethal military drone. She’s champagne and caviar to Adam’s beer and pizza. They have absolutely nothing in common. Except those damned drones… She’s living the dream… Her father’s dream. Not that Shannon has a choice. She already has everything she’s never wanted. Obscene wealth. Dubious fame. A failed marriage. An unwanted pregnancy. When her father’s integrity comes into question, she jumps at the chance to redeem him by accompanying the drone prototypes to Hawaii. Why not? It’s a simple flight across the Pacific with Agent Torrey. She’ll be in one of her father’s corporate jets. What could possibly go wrong?
Seth (#17): Former Army Sergeant Seth McCray is a haunted man. For years, he’s been visited, nagged, and tormented by the ghost of a teenage girl he killed in self-defense. If she hadn’t been gunning to murder someone the night their paths crossed, she’d still be alive. He’d only have one ghost to deal with then: Katelynn, his fiancée who died in a horrific car accident. Seth is a lonely but honorable man. As hard as life is without Katelynn, he promised he’d love her forever. And he will. Even if it kills him… Devereaux Shepherd is running on empty. A single mom and the beleaguered sister of a brother with a hero complex, she’s given so much of her heart away there’s barely any left. Until the night she crashes headlong into handsome Seth McCray… Until their instant attraction smolders… But Seth is in love with another woman. Or is he?
Blüd and Magick by Preston Norton Requirements: ePUB Reader, 644 kB Overview: Always moving from city to city with her Uncle Ed, fourteen-year-old Darla has never lived in one place long enough to make any real friends. Though she has never had a problem attracting boys, there is something very strange about the hypnotic spell she puts over them. That is, until she meet Ash and Cirrus Craven. These two adopted brothers are different, and not just because of their resistance to her spell. brbrWhen a dangerous duo of otherworldly killers reveal themselves, the three of them are lured into a game of cat and mouse. Ash and Cirrusrsquo;s true identities are unveiled to Darla#58; Hot-headed Ash is a less-than-wise wizard. Calm, collective Cirrus is a half-vampire, the last of his kind, surviving off of his own blood. Even Darla learns of her half-faerie/half demigod origins, with her soul irrevocably linked to that of the dead Dark Lord, Remmus. When her Uncle Ed learns of the threat, he unleashes his own magical nature, and rescues them. His name is actually Edwin, one of the Seven Sages who govern the supernatural world of Trivaesia, hidden within the Bermuda Triangle. He is also the former headmaster of the Alrad Academy of Paranormal Arts. It is his intention to deliver Darla, Ash, and Cirrus safely there, but other threats arise. Cirrus might not be the last vampire after all. The Seven Sages might possibly have a traitor in their midst. And the greatest concern of allhellip;a sinister plot that might resurrect the Dark Lordrsquo;s life-force in Darla. Genre: YA Fantasy
2 Books by Julieanne Lynch Requirements: .ePUB Reader, 1.01 MB/340 kb Overview: Julieanne Lynch is an author of urban fantasy and contemporary fiction for both adults and teens. Julieanne lives in Northern Ireland, with her husband and five children, where she works on novels full-time. Before becoming a writer, she considered a few different career paths, a rock star being one of them. She studied English Literature and Creative Writing at The Open University and considered journalism as a career path. However, she decided writing was the way for her and is thankful for each day she lives her dream. Genre: Romance
Ash: Torn between love and duty. One man must fight for what is his. Ash Benton had it all. A loving wife. A flourishing career. A little boy who adores him. All that comes crashing down when his past catches up with him. Love and grief bring out the worst in people. In Ash’s case, the long winding path to self-destruction. With nothing but his son on his mind, two very different women try to pull him in opposite directions. Ash struggles with honoring his wife’s dying words, and is haunted by the errors of his ways. Can he overcome his internal battle? Will he finally allow love to mend his broken heart? Ash is a stand-alone, full-length novel. It contains graphic mature themes and adult situations some may find offensive.
A Cross to Bear: In his darkest hour, hope leads him to glory. Focus and determination are all that Logan Belanger lives by. Brought up single-handedly by his mother, he moves to Columbus, Ohio, to begin the next phase of his life as a competitive swimmer with Ohio State University. All that changes when he meets Bree, a troubled young woman who hides a dark secret that has the potential to destroy his faith in love. New friendships are forged and bonds created that send his life into a spiral. Not being able to handle the pressures of college life, Logan soon finds himself walking down the dark and lonely path to self-destruction—losing those he loves along the way. Can Logan break the cycle or will his actions be his cross to bear?
Open Source For You – October 2016 Requirements: PDF Reader, 26 MB Overview: Launched in January 2003, Open Source For You is a complete magazine on open source, and is today a big hit with those who love FOSS (Free and Open Source Software). The magazine carries tech articles on Linux and open source for newbies, administrators, developers and fans of open source. Its main objective, however, is to help organisations enhance their return on investment (RoI) by deploying Linux (or open source) solutions. Genre: Magazine
Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge (Untitled #1) Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 1.4 MB Overview: When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched. The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die. Paris Catresou has always wanted to serve his family by guarding Juliet. But when his ward tries to escape her fate, magic goes terribly wrong—killing her and leaving Paris bound to Romeo. If he wants to discover the truth of what happened, Paris must delve deep into the city, ally with his worst enemy . . . and perhaps turn against his own clan. Mahyanai Runajo just wants to protect her city—but she’s the only one who believes it’s in peril. In her desperate hunt for information, she accidentally pulls Juliet from the mouth of death—and finds herself bound to the bitter, angry girl. Runajo quickly discovers Juliet might be the one person who can help her recover the secret to saving Viyara. Both pairs will find friendship where they least expect it. Both will find that Viyara holds more secrets and dangers than anyone ever expected. And outside the walls, death is waiting. . . . Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
The Oxford Handbook of Indian Foreign Policy by David M. Malone, C. Raja Mohan, Srinath Raghavan Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 1.4 MB Overview: Following the end of the Cold War, the economic reforms in the early 1990s, and ensuing impressive growth rates, India has emerged as a leading voice in global affairs, particularly on international economic issues. Its domestic market is fast-growing and India is becoming increasingly important to global geo-strategic calculations, at a time when it has been outperforming many other growing economies, and is the only Asian country with the heft to counterbalance China. Indeed, so much is India defined internationally by its economic performance (and challenges) that other dimensions of its internal situation, notably relevant to security, and of its foreign policy have been relatively neglected in the existing literature. This handbook presents an innovative, high profile volume, providing an authoritative and accessible examination and critique of Indian foreign policy. The handbook brings together essays from a global team of leading experts in the field to provide a comprehensive study of the various dimensions of Indian foreign policy. Genre: Non Fiction Politics & Government
The Bingo Theory: A revolutionary guide to love, life, and relationships. by Mimi Ikonn Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 1.3 MB Overview: The Bingo Theory unites us all. Men are not from Mars and Women are not from Venus. We are all from Planet Earth. The traditional view of masculine and feminine energy is very black and white. If you are a woman, you are considered to be feminine, and similarly if you are a man, you are considered to be masculine. This outdated and inadequate mindset has lead to a tremendous imbalance both internally in our lives, as well as externally in our world. The Bingo Theory breaks through this traditional gender-polarized idea of a man and a woman, by providing a new fresh view and understanding of masculine and feminine energies and the important role both of these energies play in our lives. Every single human on this planet has two energies living within them: the masculine and the feminine. The masculine energy helps us to operate in the outer world; it makes us strong, independent, and confident. The feminine energy, on the other hand, helps us love and connect to others. It’s what makes us creative and intuitive. In this book you will learn how to balance the masculine and feminine energies within you so that you can be a Bingo. What is a Bingo? A Bingo is a winning combination of both masculine and feminine energies. This inner balance is crucial in order to have a better relationship with yourself, attract your perfect romantic partner, improve your existing relationship, as well as have a fulfilling career. Genre: Non Fiction Health, Fitness & Dieting > Relationships
In the Company of Snipers series by Irish Winters (#13-16) Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 1.4 MB, 420 KB Overview: Growing up in the countryside of Wisconsin, I always wanted to be a writer. I’ve dabbled in poetry, short stories, and more daydreaming than most. Way back when, I remember long Sunday afternoon drives with my parents where they’d tell us eight kids to, ‘Look out the window and see something!’ Genre: Romance
Book #13 – Ky TEAM Agent Ky Winchester survived a brutal encounter with a Taliban madman only because of a woman with green eyes, an angel he thought he’d dreamed in the depths of torment. She came to him in that far off torture chamber, cloaked in the tender magic of hope, and because of her, he was willing to believe he might survive his nightmare. It’s too bad he never thought to ask her name. Too bad he’ll spend the rest of his days searching for her. Whoever she is… FBI Agent Eden Stark is the Bureau’s number one and very top-secret psychic asset. While running from a different kind of madman, this one intent on mechanizing America’s military, turning them into controllable drones, Eden’s plane goes down in the frigid Canadian north. It’s very probable she won’t survive the night. Two meched-up FBI agents are already tracking her. Maybe wolves. Maybe someone else.
Book #14 – Hunter Devil dogs weren’t meant to have hearts… Hunter Christian sure as hell didn’t. He was a Marine. A warrior. The last thin line of defense against evil in the world. He’d killed for his country and he’d do it again. He just didn’t expect that call-to-arms would come in the middle of one of those easy TEAM ops in Brazil, nor that he’d have to kill in front of the woman he’d once given his heart to. The one he left behind… She used to be a cheerleader… Now Meredith Flynn is in the jungles of Brazil beta testing the latest Active Camouflage System out of McCormack Industries. The last man she expected to see there was Hunter Christian. They used to be friends. They could’ve been lovers. Only now, his once gentle heart is as hard and unforgiving as the profane ink on his chest and arms. He wears his tattoos like defiant badges. Are all soldiers as cold as he is? She’ll never know…
Book #15 – Eric Junior Agent Eric Reynolds’ sole assignment is to locate the elusive hacker, Finn Powers, and to protect him from the ISIS terrorist who’s already beheaded Finn’s friends. There’s only one problem. The frightened civilian won’t stay put. Eric chases him from Amsterdam to England, then onto Ireland, before he finally makes first contact. The moment they meet, Eric senses an eerie connection, as if he’s met this troublemaking genius before. In a dream? Or a nightmare…
Finn isn’t a man at all. He’s Eric’s ex-wife, a.k.a. Shea Powers Reynolds, disguised beneath layers of a fat suit. In a dizzying fall from grace after the death of their only child, she’s been running scared and off the grid for two long, hard years. The day Shea witnessed her friend’s murders she knew she was next. There’s only one man who can save her now—Eric. If he’ll still have her…
Book #16 – Jake ake Weylin came home from Afghanistan a broken man. The former USMC scout sniper is lost between the dreamlike operas stuck forever in his head, and life in Anacostia, a hardscrabble Washington D.C. neighborhood. Some days he’s back in Kabul. Other times he’s lost in the land of the ‘brave and the free.’ He doesn’t know what he’s searching for until he locks eyes with the new nurse at the free clinic and thinks, ‘Do I know you?’ While in the Marines, Lacy Wright served by providing security to the international press corps in Afghanistan. Now she carries every image of the carnage she witnessed like a curse. To deal with the pain of all those hard memories, she commits the men and women she saw die to canvas. With a steady hand, she gives them a few last moments of life. She breathes on them and she talks to them. She calls it painting them home. Jake calls it crazy. He may be right.
Aegis Group series by Sidney Bristol (#5-6) Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 459 KB, 1.2 MB Overview: Sidney Bristol is a recovering roller derby queen, former missionary, and tattoo addict. She grew up in a motor-home on the US highways, traveling the rodeo circuit with her parents. Sidney has lived abroad in both Russia and Thailand, working with children and teenagers. She now lives in Texas where she splits her time between a job she loves, writing, reading and fostering cats. Genre: Romance, Suspense
Book #5 – Dangerous Protector Retired Navy SEAL Marco Benally knows the cost of right and wrong, and he’s willing to pay the price. After his family’s home is stolen out from under them by a company covering up their illegal activities, Marco takes matters into his own hands. No cost is too great to reclaim the generational homestead. Even if that means someone else has to take the fall. Or that’s what he tells himself until he meets her. The woman with the tight skirt, tall heels and darkness in her eyes. One night, one lie to get the evidence he needs and then it’s over. Or at least that’s what he tells himself. Fiona Goero survives by following very careful rules. She’s lived more of her life in Witness Protection than out of it. As one of the Internet’s Most Wanted for helping the FBI put away a group of hackers, she is never safe. She’s the traitor. The hacker who turned against her own. For one night she wants to indulge her every desire. To be held. To feel again. What should have been a passionate encounter becomes a snarled mess of lies and spies. Someone close to her is not only using her, they’re trying to kill her. Her one-night-stand might be the only thing between her and being six foot under. Marco is a man on a mission to set things right before Fiona discovers that not all of the danger can be laid at her enemies’ feet. The greatest danger Fiona faces just might be from Marco—the man she’s falling for.
Book #6 – Dangerous Secrets Retired Marine Ryan Scott’s drunken playboy lifestyle catches up with him in a sobering way when a woman shows up on his doorstep—claiming to be carrying his baby. Vowing to be the father his child deserves, Ryan welcomes Carson into his home…and heart. A decision he may not live long enough to regret when he discovers she’s embroiled in a dangerous fight for her life. Carson Adair is desperate. Her boss is in trouble, on the run from both the FBI and some very deadly clients, putting Carson in the crosshairs. She needs the protection of sexy badass Ryan and his Aegis Group security firm, and she’ll do and say anything to get it. But she never expected to fall for the man, which makes her secret duplicity all the more treacherous. When Carson’s biggest lie is revealed, Ryan is devastated…until her abduction forces him to face another truth: Carson’s love could heal even his oldest wounds—if he doesn’t lose her to the enemy first.