I was warned about Tristan Cole. "Stay away from him," people said. "He's cruel." "He's cold." "He's damaged." It's easy to judge a man because of his past. To look at Tristan and see a monster. But I couldn't do that. I had to accept the wreckage that lived inside of him because it also lived inside of me. We were both empty. We were both looking for something else. Something more. We both wanted to put together the shattered pieces of our yesterdays. Then perhaps we could finally remember how to breathe.
When a man like Finn O'Grady wants something, no one, not even God, will deny him his desires. Finn's a businessman like no other. His empire doesn't consist of stocks and shares and isn't founded on hard work. It's based on blood. Sweat. Tears. The tears of many. His world is dark until a shining ray of light pierces that Stygian gloom and changes everything. He wants her, so he'll have her, whether she wants him or not. While Aoife's no saint, she's pure, and for a man like Finn O'Grady, purity can't be bought or traded... it's to be worshipped. But that doesn't mean she's in any less danger. Finn has dragged Aoife into a whole new world. He has enemies, enemies who'll kill to get to him... In his arms, she's safe... or is she? Find out in The Five Points' Collection, a complete duology once published as Screw You and Screw Me. Devour this 140k series in one go in this delicious new edition.
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When oxygen levels plunge in a treeless world, a state lottery decides which lucky few will live inside the Pod. Everyone else will slowly suffocate. Be left breathless by this gripping, zeitgeist dystopian thriller
The Guardian's Best Science Book of 2017 One of Science News's Favorite Science Books of 2017 The fascinating science and history of the air we breathe It's invisible. It's ever-present. Without it, you would die in minutes. And it has an epic story to tell. In Caesar's Last Breath, New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean takes us on a journey through the periodic table, around the globe, and across time to tell the story of the air we breathe, which, it turns out, is also the story of earth and our existence on it. With every breath, you literally inhale the history of the world. On the ides of March, 44 BC, Julius Caesar died of stab wounds on the Senate floor, but the story of his last breath is still unfolding; in fact, you're probably inhaling some of it now. Of the sextillions of molecules entering or leaving your lungs at this moment, some might well bear traces of Cleopatra's perfumes, German mustard gas, particles exhaled by dinosaurs or emitted by atomic bombs, even remnants of stardust from the universe's creation. Tracing the origins and ingredients of our atmosphere, Kean reveals how the alchemy of air reshaped our continents, steered human progress, powered revolutions, and continues to influence everything we do. Along the way, we'll swim with radioactive pigs, witness the most important chemical reactions humans have discovered, and join the crowd at the Moulin Rouge for some of the crudest performance art of all time. Lively, witty, and filled with the astounding science of ordinary life, Caesar's Last Breath illuminates the science stories swirling around us every second.
***Author's Debut Novel*** WARNING: The following story contains mature themes, strong language, and sexual situations. It is intended for readers 18+ older. She's scarred by her past. ANDREA EVANS is traumatized and guilt-ridden by the death of her fiancee. Tired of the gossiping small town, she travels to New York City to pursue her dream of dance. He's uncertain of his future. COOPER DAVIDSON is a famous photographer and reality television star trying to flee from his own life filled with paparazzi, mental health clinics, and a cheating wife who is pregnant. When Andrea and Cooper's paths cross, they realize how damaged and in need of escapism they both are. The two create an arrangement to explore the space in between chaos and order with one another. The rules are simple-no emotional connections, no talking about the past, no speaking of the future, and when one finds order, the other walks away. All is well until Cooper accidentally falls in love with Andrea.
Graham Russell and I weren't made for one another.I was driven by emotion; he was apathetic. I dreamed while he lived in nightmares. I cried when he had no tears to shed.Despite his frozen heart and my readiness to run, we sometimes shared seconds. Seconds when our eyes locked and we saw each other's secrets. Seconds when his lips tasted my fears, and I breathed in his pains. Seconds when we both imagined what it would be like to love one another.Those seconds left us floating, but when reality knocked us sideways, gravity forced us to descend.Graham Russell wasn't a man who knew how to love, and I wasn't a woman who knew how to either. Yet if I had the chance to fall again, I'd fall with him forever.Even if we were destined to crash against solid ground.
An emotional, angsty, suspenseful, second chance romance from the USA Today bestselling author of Inseparable and When Forever Changes. Let him who is without sin cast the first stone... I'm the second-most hated person in Amber Springs. First place honors go to my twin, Ethan; however, hate isn't a strong enough word to convey how people feel about him. Not that I blame anyone--some days, I hate him too. Mostly, I'm just lost and afraid, drowning in a sea of betrayal and guilt, wondering how this happened right under my nose. There's no choice but to leave. To move clear across the country in a last-ditch attempt to start over. Transferring to a new school midway through senior year is hellish for most people. For me, it's a welcome relief--until someone discovers our secret and now everyone knows. The pointing, whispering, and scathing looks follow me around again, and I'm back to square one. Except, this time, I'm not alone. Axel, Skeet, and Heath took me under their wing from the minute I arrived here. I've no idea why three of the hottest guys in town took any interest in me or why they continue to have my back, but I'm so grateful to have them in my corner. Because, right now, they're the only reason I'm not following my brother into an early grave. This is an upper YA/NA STANDALONE #whychoose contemporary romance. Due to sensitive content and possible triggers, this book is recommended to readers aged eighteen and older. Please refer to the note at the start of the book. This is a full length novel.
Never in a million years did I think it would be Ian Parker who saved me... I know I should stay away from Ian Parker. But when my drug-dealing stepdad kicks me out, I have nowhere to go. Squatting in an abandoned shed on Ian's grandpa's farm seems like as good a plan as any. Ian finds me there, of course, and he insists on me moving into his spare room. I should say no, but the appeal of a roof and a warm bed is too much. Not to mention Ian's brown eyes and strong arms. We're nothing alike, but the spark between us is undeniable. My life is finally looking up. Until I call the cops on my stepdad and unintentionally get my pregnant mom arrested. Now I have to sacrifice my dreams to take care of my mom's baby. She's the only family I have left. Meanwhile, Ian's band is taking off; his dreams are coming true. Ian is my one chance at love. I just hope he doesn't become the one chance that got away.
Moments.Our lives are a collection of moments. Some utterly painful and full of yesterday's hurts. Some beautifully hopeful and full of tomorrow's promises.I've had many moments in my lifetime, moments that changed me, challenged me. Moments that scared me and engulfed me. However, the biggest ones-the most heartbreaking and breathtaking ones-all included him.I was ten years old when I lost my voice. A piece of me was stolen away, and the only person who could truly hear my silence was Brooks Griffin. He was the light during my dark days, the promise of tomorrow, until tragedy found him. Tragedy that eventually drowned him in a sea of memories.This is the story of a boy and girl who loved each other, but didn't love themselves. A story of life and death. Of love and broken promises.Of moments.(Book Three in the Elements Series. Complete Standalone.)
At some point during childhood, 80 to 90% of all children have a breathing problem. ‘Take a Deep Breath’ is a comprehensive, accessible, and indispensible guide for parents, caregivers, teachers, and healthcare providers on the subject of children's breathing issues. From the uppermost part of the airway — the nose, to the lowermost part — the lungs, Dr Nina Shapiro explains which problems are truly worrisome, and which are actually normal stages in a child's growth. ‘Take a Deep Breath’ will enable you to do just that, take a deep breath, and get a better, clearer understanding of what's going on when a child breathes in and out. Contents: Newborn to Three Months:Nose-Breathing a Must!Throaty Gurgles: The Low-Down on the Lazy Voice BoxNewborn Breathing Issues Related to FeedingBack to Sleep and Beyond: SIDS PreventionWheezing: Can a Newborn Have Asthma?Respiratory Infections in NewbornsClear the Air for Your NewbornThree Months to One Year:Stuffy Nose in Babies: What's Up There?Throaty Noises and StridorFeeding Issues for Healthy BreathingSleepy Breathing in the First YearRespiratory Illnesses in Babies: Croup and CrudNebulizers: What's in Them?Clear the Air for the First Year One to Five Years:Stuffy Nose/ Runny Nose/ Sinusitis — From Friends and FoesSnoring: What's That Noise?Choking Hazards: What is Safe to Eat?Hoarseness in Toddlers and Preschoolers: Shhhhh!Wheezing and Coughing: When is it Asthma?Respiratory Illness in Toddlers and Preschoolers: Yuck!Clear the Air for Your Child Readership: Parents, caregivers, teachers, pediatricians, primary care physicians. Keywords:Breathing;Children;Snoring;Sleep Apnea;Choking HazardsKey Features:It is the first and only book focusing on the comprehensive issues of breathing in children; it is also written in a manner accessible to both non-medical and medical people alikeIt is written by Dr Nina Shapiro, Director of Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat at the Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA. An internationally-recognized specialist, she has treated tens of thousands of children with breathing disorders, along the spectrum of mild to life-threatening. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, where she also completed her training in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery. She completed a combined fellowship in pediatric ear, nose, and throat at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London, and the Children's Hospital of San Diego. She has appeared on numerous media venues as a commentator for pediatric breathing problems including television, radio, print, and the internet. She has been featured on the hit CBS Show “The Doctors”, Discovery Health Channel “Medical Diary”, and Extra TV “LifeChangers”. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed medical articles, and is the editor of the upcoming text “Handbook of Pediatric Otolaryngology”In support of publication of the book, Dr Shapiro is determinably available to promote the sales of “Take a Deep Breath”. As a veteran of many forms of media, in addition to being highly mediagenic, Dr Shapiro will be able to endorse this book in all forms of media. Her strong and lasting affiliations with all of the top medical societies in her field will also be powerful venues for book promotion. The Matttel Children's Hospital at UCLA has an expert team of media relations professionals, who would be able to market this book through the UCLA media outreach programsReviews:“Take a Deep Breath is a breath of fresh air for every parent and doctor who cares about children. Dr Nina Shapiro cuts through what we need to know, and reassuringly tells us what we dont need to worry about. A must read for every parent and grandparent.”Nancy Snyderman NBC News Chief Medical Editor “Take a Deep Breath is the ultimate go-to guide for breathing issues in childhood. Written in a clear, easy-to-read Q and A style, and divided by common issues in each age group, Dr Nina Shapiro teaches parents what they need to know, when to worry and when to relax about common health issues choking prevention and asthma, and what to do when your toddler sticks a toy up his nose!”Ari Brown Author of the ‘Baby 411’ book series “Take a Deep Breath is a must read for any parent or caregiver who has ever questioned or considered a child's breathing. From the top of the nose to the bottom of the lungs, Dr Nina Shapiro, simply and practically explains when you should worry, when you can relax and what you need to know to ensure that everyone in your house breathes easier today, tonight and for the rest of their life.”Tanya Remer Altmann Author of ‘Mommy Calls: Dr Tanya Answers Parents Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers (AAP)’ “As a pediatrician, I am inundated with questions and concerns about a child's breathing. As a father, there is nothing more important than making sure my girls are healthy. Take a Deep Breath helps to answer every parent's questions about their child's breathing, and much more. New parents are often overloaded with information, but Dr Shapiro succeeds in writing a book that is straightforward and easy to read, allowing the reader to get the big picture and understand what to worry about, and more importantly, what not to worry about. Take a Deep Breath will undoubtedly set your mind at ease and help everyone breathe a little easier.”Scott W Cohen Author of ‘Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby's First Year’ “Take A Deep Breath will keep parents from hyperventilating! It is the perfect handbook of breathing written by an impeccable surgeon who is, first and foremost, a mom. If this book were required for every new parent, it would save pediatricians a lot of time and parents a lot of heartache.”Cara Natterson Author of ‘Worry Proof: A Pediatrician (and Mom) Explains Which Foods, Medicines, and Chemicals to Avoid to Have Safe and Healthy Children’ “Throughout the book you are given clear, practical and common sense advice. Dr. Shapiro really seems to understand, not only a parent's concerns, but also the practical difficulties of everyday life and offers suggestions that are genuinely helpful. I would certainly recommend Take a Deep Breath. This book is highly informative, easy to read, and above all, reassuring.”Mindful mum
Three years into the Great War, England's greatest asset is their intelligence network--field agents risking their lives to gather information, and codebreakers able to crack every German telegram. Margot De Wilde thrives in the environment of the secretive Room 40, where she spends her days deciphering intercepted messages. But when her world is turned upside down by an unexpected loss, for the first time in her life numbers aren't enough. Drake Elton returns wounded from the field, followed by an enemy who just won't give up. He's smitten quickly by the intelligent Margot, but how can he convince a girl who lives entirely in her mind that sometimes life's answers lie in the heart? Amid biological warfare, encrypted letters, and a German spy who wants to destroy not just them but others they love, Margot and Drake will have to work together to save themselves from the very secrets that brought them together.