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From USA Today bestselling author Karpov Kinrade comes a vampire fantasy romance series that will seduce you and surprise you at every turn. I've had my heart broken by the death of my brother and by the recent betrayal one of the Night brothers, but I'm putting myself back together one piece at a time. Until he comes back into my life and is the prime suspect in the murder of a dragon. Now, the Otherworld that has become my home is under threat of destruction, and I have to save it before everything is lost. This means working together with all the brothers . . . but even if the world survives, will our family? As we face the ultimate test of our powers, love will be our sharpest weapon. Some pain cuts too deep to heal, though, and we might be too far gone to save ourselves or the world. Contains mature themes.Show more
No industry has been as influential at shaping the popular notion of what it means to be a witch quite as much as Hollywood. This book traces the fascinating history of witchcraft and witches in American film and television. From Joan the Woman and The Wizard of Oz to Carrie and Charmed, author and film scholar Heather Greene explores how these films helped influence the public image of the witch and profoundly influenced how women negotiate their power in a patriarchal society. Lights, Camera, Witchcraft uncovers fascinating insights into the intersection of entertainment, critical theory, gender studies, and spirituality.Show more
When I got offered a job at The Night Firm, I had no idea how much my life was about to change. I didn't know vampires exist. That dragons rule a world full of beings most think are fairytales. And I didn't know how much I would come to care for the Night brothers. But now it's all about to fall apart. Liam's been arrested and accused of a crime he didn't commit. I'm lying to the men I'm falling in love with. Secrets from the past are threatening to destroy us. And in the middle of everything comes a truth too painful to face. And a lie too deadly to ignore. All I know is this: I'm going to lose a man I love by the end. I just don't know which one. Contains mature themes.Show more
Journalists today are inundated with data about which stories attract the most clicks, likes, comments, and shares. These metrics influence what stories are written, how news is promoted, and even which journalists get hired and fired. Do metrics make journalists more accountable to the public? Or are these data tools the contemporary equivalent of a stopwatch wielded by a factory boss, worsening newsroom working conditions and journalism quality? Caitlin Petre takes listeners behind the scenes at the New York Times, Gawker, and the prominent news analytics company Chartbeat to explore how performance metrics are transforming the work of journalism. Petre describes how digital metrics are a powerful but insidious new form of managerial surveillance and discipline. Real-time analytics tools are designed to win the trust and loyalty of wary journalists by mimicking key features of addictive games, including immersive displays, instant feedback, and constantly updated 'scores' and rankings. Many journalists get hooked on metrics and pressure themselves to work ever harder. Yet this is not a simple story of managerial domination. Contrary to the typical perception of metrics as inevitably disempowering, Petre shows how journalists leverage metrics to their advantage, using them to advocate for their professional worth and autonomy.Show more
'The Order War illuminates great figures and major events in the historic war between order and chaos that is the central focus of the saga of Recluce. The deadly White Wizards of Fairhaven, wielding the forces of chaos, threaten the ancient matriarchy of Sarronnyn, the last bastion of order in Candar. When Sarronnyn falls despite the assistance of the Black Order mages, Justen, a young Black Engineer, must escape the city and master forbidden technology that harness chaos itself. Even so, it may not be enough to halt conquest of the White Wizards.'Show more
'In L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s The Magic Engineer, Dorrin, a young scion of Order magicians, is interested in forbidden knowledge-the working of machines. He is the Leonardo da Vinci of his age, but his insights violate the rules of the Order magic of Recluce, and in order to pursue his invention he must go into exile-in the lands of Chaos. Tortured by the knowledge that to preserve Order he must create new devices for war, Dorrin stands between Recluce and the forces of the Chaos that seek to destroy it. ''An intriguing fantasy in a fascinating world.''-Robert Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of The Wheel of Time® series'Show more
'In his trademark suit of black armor and skull-like helm, armed with a demon-forged axe, Corvis Rebaine twice brought death and destruction to Imphallion-willingly slaughtering countless innocents in pursuit of a more just society. But that was the old Rebaine. Before he killed the mad warlord Audriss and banished the demon Khanda. Before he lost his wife and children, who could not forgive or forget his violent crimes. Now, in a distant city, under a false name, Rebaine is loathe to resurrect his bloody ways, even when the neighboring nation of Cephira invades his beloved Imphallion. But when an imposter takes up the legendary armor and axe, and sets about killing more ruthlessly than Rebaine ever did, the old warrior may have no choice. Pursued by an old nemesis, a mysterious sorcerer, and his own vengeful daughter, Rebaine moves to clear his name, save his country, and reclaim his family. To accomplish these tasks, will he once again have to become the "Terror of the East"?'Show more
I've been offered a job at the Night Firm. To work for four of the hottest men I've ever met. Correction. Four of the hottest vampires I've ever met. They don't tell me what I'll be doing. They don't tell me where I'll be working. Simply that I am their only candidate. If I take the job, I'll gain financial freedom, a new home, and answers to questions better left unasked. But at what cost? Because my new job is more than anything I could have ever imagined. It will take me to the home of Count Dracula and the den of a kitsune. To the paradise of Lilith and a world trapped in time. It will bind me to the most dangerous men alive. It will break me and make me whole. My heart. My life. My soul. I may lose them all to the Night brothers. But in the end, it will be my choice. My name is Eve Oliver. Welcome to the Night Firm. Contains mature themes.Show more
Both vampires and humans have been targeted, but if there is one thing those who work with Bethany Anne learn, it is that you are NEVER FORSAKEN. This time, Bethany Anne is after Anton, who has something, or someone, Bethany Anne wants back. Can she find out where he is and break in to save the Patriarch if he is still alive? Or is it a trap? Will Anton, with his centuries of experience, have the final laugh at both of their expenses? This time, Bethany Anne is up against one of Michael’s direct children, who is one of the most powerful vampires in existence. Don’t miss the reunion. Performed by Colleen Delany, Emily Beresford, James Konicek, Terence Aselford, Michael John Casey, Steve Wannall, Bianca Bryan, Christopher Graybill, Rob McFadyen, Eva Wilhelm, Eric Messner, Niusha Nawab, Bradley Foster Smith, Matthew Schleigh, Matthew Pauli, James Lewis, Nora Achrati, Christopher Williams, Matthew Bassett, Danny Gavigan, Kay Eluvian, Joel David Santner, Anthony Palmini, Alejandro Ruiz, Wyn Delano, Jacob Yeh, Tanja Milojevic, Yasmin Tuazon, Brandon Burton, Holly Adams, Ken Jackson, Robb Moreira, Zeke Alton, Patrick Bussink, Jonathan Lee Taylor, Darius Johnson, Nazia Chaudhry, Rayner Gabriel, Richard Rohan, Henry W. Kramer, Scott McCormick, Mort Shelby and Rose Elizabeth Supan.Show more
For years, companies have been implementing programs that promote social responsibility and improve employee health, both of which benefit the financial bottom line. Now it's time to focus on positive social interactions and relationships in the workplace. Why? Research shows that authentic, trust-based relationships increase job satisfaction, engagement, productivity, and retention-and even decreased healthcare costs. In Work Better Together, two experts from Deloitte explain how working remotely, over-relying on digital communication, and always being 'on' is fast-increasing feelings of isolation and burnout-and how a work culture driven by quality relationships can reverse these trends. The authors show how to cultivate positive relationships by: focusing on self-care, such as physical health, quality sleep, and taking time off; tapping into human skills, such as empathy, authenticity, and communication; using technology with intentionality to strengthen relationships, while breaking the negative habits technology fosters; managing workplace relationships, whether you're in the office every day or telecommuting-or something in between; and developing a culture of strong relationships that drive quality collaboration throughout the organization.Show more
'On the night of the new moon, the demons rise in force, seeking the deaths of two men both of whom have the potential to become the fabled Deliverer, the man prophesied to reunite the scattered remnants of humanity in a final push to destroy the demon corelings once and for all. Arlen Bales was once an ordinary man, but now he has become something more-the Warded Man, tattooed with eldritch wards so powerful they make him a match for any demon. Arlen denies he is the Deliverer at every turn, but the more he tries to be one with the common folk, the more fervently they believe. Many would follow him, but Arlen's path threatens to lead him to a dark place he alone can travel to, and from which there may be no returning. The only one with hope of keeping Arlen in the world of men, or joining him in his descent into the world of demons, is Renna Tanner, a fierce young woman in danger of losing herself to the power of demon magic. Ahmann Jardir has forged the warlike desert tribes of Krasia into a demon-killing army and proclaimed himself Shar'Dama Ka, the Deliverer. He carries ancient weapons-a spear and a crown-that give credence to his claim, and already vast swaths of the green lands bow to his control. But Jardir did not come to power on his own. His rise was engineered by his First Wife, Inevera, a cunning and powerful priestess whose formidable demon bone magic gives her the ability to glimpse the future. Inevera's motives and past are shrouded in mystery, and even Jardir does not entirely trust her. Once Arlen and Jardir were as close as brothers. Now they are the bitterest of rivals. As humanity's enemies rise, the only two men capable of defeating them are divided against each other by the most deadly demons of all-those lurking in the human heart.'Show more
'The Skull Throne of Krasia stands empty. Built from the skulls of fallen generals and demon princes, it is a seat of honor and ancient, powerful magic, keeping the demon corelings at bay. From atop the throne, Ahmann Jardir was meant to conquer the known world, forging its isolated peoples into a unified army to rise up and end the demon war once and for all. But Arlen Bales, the Warded Man, stood against this course, challenging Jardir to a duel he could not in honor refuse. Rather than risk defeat, Arlen cast them both from a precipice, leaving the world without a savior, and opening a struggle for succession that threatens to tear the Free Cities of Thesa apart. In the south, Inevera, Jardir's first wife, must find a way to keep their sons from killing one another and plunging their people into civil war as they strive for glory enough to make a claim on the throne. In the north, Leesha Paper and Rojer Inn struggle to forge an alliance between the duchies of Angiers and Miln against the Krasians before it is too late. Caught in the crossfire is the duchy of Lakton-rich and unprotected, ripe for conquest. All the while, the corelings have been growing stronger, and without Arlen and Jardir there may be none strong enough to stop them. Only Renna Bales may know more about the fate of the missing men, but she, too, has disappeared.'Show more
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