In Lost Rider, the first Western romance in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Sloan’s Coming Home series, an injured rodeo star encounters an old flame but will she be just what he needs to get back in the saddle? Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, he’s off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he’s never taken much of a shine to, but now that it’s his late father’s legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over? Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Maverick’s childhood—his younger sister’s best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick’s life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen—and Maverick can’t help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago? Written in the vein of Diana Palmer and Lindsay McKenna, this Texas-set series is filled with sizzle, heart, and plenty of cowboys!

Author Harper Sloan
Isbn 1501155202
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 400
Language English
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A story of separation and the strength of family, Lost Riders is a powerful and thought-provoking novel from award-winning author Elizabeth Laird. Taken from their home in Pakistan to work in the Persian Gulf, eight-year-old Rashid and his little brother Shari cling to each other. Then they are separated and forced to become jockeys in the lucrative camel-racing business. Rashid is starved and worked to exhaustion by harsh supervisors - but he has a talent for racing and quickly becomes his stable's star jockey. Soon he begins to forget what life was like when he had a proper home. He almost begins to forget about Shari . . .

Author Elizabeth Laird
Isbn 0230738931
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-03-28
Pages 304
Language English
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Elle a fui. Elle n’aurait pas dû revenir. Stan est sombre, dur, et n’accorde sa loyauté qu’à son club de bikers, les Hell’s Dogs. Les femmes, c’est pour le sexe, et l’amour, une perte de temps. Tout change quand Millie déboule dans sa vie comme une tornade. Fille du vice-président des Hell’s Dogs, sensuelle, déterminée et volcanique, elle est aussi le premier amour de Stan. Celle qui l’a trahi, qui a fui sans se retourner sept ans plus tôt, qui l’a brisé. Il la déteste, la désire… Est-il prêt à lui donner une seconde chance ? *** Son regard ne quitte pas le mien quand il fait un pas dans ma direction. Mon souffle est rapide, mon rythme cardiaque complètement affolé. – J’ai toujours aimé ça chez toi, dit-il d’une voix rauque. – De quoi, ma bouche ? demandé-je d’une voix tout aussi grave. – Aussi, mais surtout ce qui en sort, dit-il en souriant. – C’est vrai que je suis douée pour tout un tas de choses avec… dis-je en laissant volontairement traîner ma voix. Je sais que je joue un jeu dangereux avec un homme qui l’est tout autant. Pourtant, c’est plus fort que moi, j’ai envie de le taquiner, de le pousser à bout, de voir jusqu’où nos sentiments contraires sont capables de nous amener ce soir. Car demain, nul doute que je vais regretter mon comportement, d’autant plus s’il débouche sur bien plus que des paroles. Car Stan n’est pas un homme avec qui on s’amuse. Et quand son regard devient fiévreux, voilé de désir, je sais que mes mots ont visé juste. – Je m’en souviens parfaitement bien, dit-il d’une voix suave en caressant de son pouce ma lèvre inférieure. Ce simple geste tellement sensuel me fait complètement frissonner. Et je sens ma chaleur corporelle monter en flèche, tout comme mon rythme cardiaque. Alors que nous sommes perdus dans le regard de l’autre, Stan passe à l’attaque. La main qui effleurait ma bouche agrippe l’arrière de ma tête pour la maintenir en place quand ses lèvres percutent violemment les miennes. Notre baiser n’a rien de tendre, de timide. Il est bestial, affamé, désespéré. *** Lost Rider, de Gaëlle Sage, premiers chapitres du roman.

Author Gaëlle Sage
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Genre Fiction
Year 2019-08-06
Pages N.A
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Lance Kilkenny's gun is believed to be the fastest in the West, but once the gunfight is over, he disappears. Most folks don't even know what he looks like. Some time back, Mort Davis saved Kilkenny's life after he was shot up. Now Davis needs Kilkenny's help. He has filed a claim on a water hole near Lost Creek in the live oak country. The district is dominated by two wealthy cattlemen, Webb Steele and Chet Lord, each one claiming for himself the water hole that Davis occupies. Beautiful Nita Riordan owns the local saloon, and between her charms and the feuding ranchers, Lance Kilkenny has his work cut out for him. If he doesn't watch his step, he'll pay the debt he owes with his own blood.

Author Louis L'Amour
Isbn 1481528556
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-12-22
Pages 124
Language English
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Intrepid adventurer and explorer Allan Quatermain can't turn away from a challenge, especially if an injustice has been perpetrated. In this tale of a hunting trip that goes horribly awry, Quatermain has met his match, joining forces with an African warrior princess who is dead-set on revenge.

Author H. Rider Haggard
Isbn 1775459446
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-06-01
Pages 110
Language English
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A quest for a rare orchid may not seem like the most exciting premise for an action-adventure tale, but in Allan and the Holy Flower, master of the genre H. Rider Haggard works his unique magic once again. Filled with the trademark touches that have made gentleman explorer Allan Quatermain a fan favorite for nearly a century, this novel is a must-read for thrill-seeking readers.

Author H. Rider Haggard
Isbn 1775459012
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-06-01
Pages 401
Language English
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Though he was best known as a writer of fantastic action-adventure tales, including the Allan Quatermain series from which the modern-day Indiana Jones films drew inspiration, H. Rider Haggard also worked in the genre of historical fiction from time to time. This novel is a fictionalized account of the Israelites' enslavement and eventual escape from Egypt.

Author H. Rider Haggard
Isbn 1775450910
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 308
Language English
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The Wanderer's Necklace by H. Rider Haggard is a tale of good and evil, of epic battles, and of a hero with complete integrity who values duty above all else. This is old-fashioned adventure with a healthy dose of wonderful imagination.

Author H. Rider Haggard
Isbn 1447499263
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-04-16
Pages 334
Language English
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Lauded by many as one of the greatest storytellers of the Victorian period, H. Rider Haggard is best remembered for his action-adventure tales set in exotic foreign lands, a formula he milks to full effect in the thrilling page-turner Queen Sheba's Ring. It's a must-read for fans who can't get enough of Haggard's inimitable style.

Author H. Rider Haggard
Isbn 1775458938
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-06-01
Pages 342
Language English
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In treating the topic of the landscapes of stylistics, this book provides a series of chapters which deal not only with physical landscapes but also with social, mental, historical portraits of places, people and society. The chapters demonstrate that all texts project a worldview, even when the content appears to be only a physical description of the external world. The implication is that texts attempt to produce specific effects on the reader determined by the author’s worldview. Contents and effects, (namely mental and emotional states, behaviours), are thus inseparable. Identifying those effects and how they are produced is an eminently cognitive operation. The chapters analyse a variety of linguistic devices and cognitive mechanisms employed in producing the text and accounting for the effects achieved. Though the majority of the chapters have a cognitive basis, a wide range of methodologies are employed, including ecostylistics, offering cutting-edge theoretical approaches teamed up with close reading. A further crucial feature of this collection is the selection of non-canonical texts, ranging from lesser-known texts in English to significant works in languages other than English, all of which are characterised by important social themes, thus emphasising the importance of critical appreciation as a means of self-empowerment.

Author John Douthwaite,Daniela Francesca Virdis,Elisabetta Zurru
Isbn 9027264600
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2017-11-15
Pages 246
Language English
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Introduce your child to the concept of dreaming with this visually-stimulating story that includes frogs, elephants, penguins, dogs, ladybugs, roadrunners, bears, turtles, rollipolies, alligators, whales, monkeys, fish, birds, aliens, inchworms, lobsters.....and the list goes on! Squirbly is a young frog who frequently dreams when he goes to sleep at night. This story explores the wonder and joy of Squirbly’s dreams. This book encourages children to look forward to positive dream adventures as they fall asleep.

Author Mike Rider
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Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-04-09
Pages 23
Language English
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Settle in for a thrill-a-minute journey to the land of the ancient Incans in H. Rider Haggard's novel The Virgin of the Sun. An antique dealer whose life is thrown into disarray by a sudden tragedy sets off for the adventure of a lifetime -- and along the way finds a romance that begins to heal his hardened heart.

Author H. Rider Haggard
Isbn 1775458881
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-06-01
Pages 323
Language English
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Faya - My eyes close and I brace for the pain. Except it doesn’t come. It always comes. Wait for it my mind tells me, making me brace some more. I hate waiting for it, when that happens it’s always so much worse. Crane - The job was to prevent her from testifying. I’ve already been paid because my ass isn’t moving before the cash is in place. That’s right, I have a spotless reputation. A hitman who gets the job done. Any job, any time. Once I’ve given my word, and the cash is exchanged, it’s a done deal. No matter the consequences or obstacles, I will get it done. Something that the woman strapped to my back will find out firsthand. **Books in the Lost Valkyries MC series will each be a standalone, short story romance. Every book is passion to love at warp speed. Grip your heart because it’s going to be a fast ride...so be warned!**

Author Esther E. Schmidt
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Genre Fiction
Year 2017-08-25
Pages 133
Language English
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Jet wonders why they have to move from one house to another every week .Jet finds out he is prince of The Freedom Riders, but is in a race to find magic scrolls. He is in a race with his evil uncle Shadow who is also prince. Shadow killed Jets Dad. Jet goes to the Freedom riders academy to learn magic. He also summoned a Dragon, he tried taking both the Dragon eggs but one wasn’t meant for him, it was for Shadows hands. Who will find the scrolls first, Jet or Shadow?

Author Jarrod Sayer
Isbn 1477122524
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-06-19
Pages 58
Language English
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The Lost Spellweaver begins the Elfdreams series. Set in ancient Parallan, the tale chronicles events that occurred long before the Draiths came to prominence in the World of the Three Suns. When the wandering gray sun Andreas draws near Parallan, Magick touches the dwellers of the primitive world. Only during the Approximations of Andreas are Spellweavers born to the forest dwellers, the Drelves. Generations of Drelves went about their lives, lived in harmony with the forest, and harvested the tubers of the enhancing plant, which grew only in the exotic Green Vale, the home of the Thirttene friends and one of only two green places in the mostly orange-yellow World of the Three Suns. The Drelves’ enemies, gnarly goblin-like Kiennites and powerful wolf-faced Drolls, assailed the forest folk at every opportunity. After many Approximations resulted in no Spellweavers, twin Spellweavers are born and kindle the Drelves’ hopes. Wisps of Magick connect other worlds to Parallan. Masters of the powerful ability Translocation, Dreamraiders use these threads of Magick to influence events in Parallan. What motivates the Dreamraiders? Can dreams come true? Should dreams come true? Deathquest to Parallan, the Orb of Chalar, The Death of Magick, The Chalice of Mystery, and The Dawn of Magick... The Donothor and Parallan series...a different kind of Sci-Fi/fantasy.

Author Benjamin Towe
Isbn 1449025412
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-09-30
Pages 316
Language English
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In this second of the sultry, Western-set Coming Home series from New York Times bestselling author Harper Sloan, Quinn Davis might finally have a shot at her own happily-ever-after—but will she let love in, or will she tell it to go ahead and kiss her boots? Quinn Davis prefers to live her life quietly. She’s the stereotypical tomboy with two overprotective big brothers who have always been there to protect her, especially from devilishly handsome cowboys with silver tongues. That is, until Tate Montgomery comes riding into town. Their first meeting, however, is far from something out of a fairy tale and only further convinces Quinn that men aren’t worth her time. The only place Tate Montgomery ever truly felt at home growing up was during the long, sweltering summer months he spent at his Gram and Paw’s farm in Pine Oak, Texas. Now, Tate has returned to his childhood sanctuary seeking a fresh start—but if he’s being entirely honest, he’s not just back for the wranglers and Stetsons. During those summers, Quinn was a friend-turned-young-love who Tate lost when life threw him a curveball and he cut all ties to his past; but all it takes is one glance at the raven-haired beauty he did his best to forget for him to realize just how much he’s been missing….

Author Harper Sloan
Isbn 1501155229
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-07-18
Pages 368
Language English
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HE LIVED WITH SAVAGE ABANDON. . .A half-breed wanted for murder among his own native Shoshoni, Rider is hard and bitter from the injustice that has sealed his fate. Now, His only goal is survival. But When he sees lovely, vulnerable Emma Trent, a woman heartlessly denied passage on a wagon train bound for the Oregon trail, he offers to lead the train- but only if she is permitted to come along. And though he plans only to sate his lust with her, Rider soon finds that the spirited beauty has challenged him to love. . . .UNTIL SHE CAPTURED HIS PASSIONATE HEART Emma invested all her life savings in the wagon train, only be cruelly cast out by a greedy bunch of greenhorns. The dark, powerful half-breed came to her rescue, demanding an impossible price: she will share his bed. Desperate to make it to Oregon, she surrenders to his touch, while secretly vowing to seek revenge. Yet as the train moves through the treacherous territory, as hate softens in the sensual embrace of a skilled lover, and tender intimacy replaces false pride, Emma discovers a love she cannot deny.

Author Georgina Gentry
Isbn 1420138405
Genre Fiction
Year 2001-09-01
Pages 352
Language English
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Maximize the power of teamwork — even when team members are worlds apart. With an increasing number employees working remotely, it is more difficult than ever to ensure that team members are working smoothly and productively together. A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams is a practical roadmap for bridging the logistical, cultural, and communication gaps that can prevent any virtual team from reaching its full potential. The book explores the four most critical elements to team success: • Trust and Accountability. Ten tips for creating trust within and across virtual teams • Communication. The particular challenges of the virtual world, especially in cross-cultural collaborations • Conflict Management. Examples, case scenarios, and resolution strategies • Deliverables. How virtual teams can get their work “out the door” faster and better A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams features the author’s proprietary Trust Wheel model, which includes powerful tools to help teams develop and ensure trust without face-to-face interaction. Filled with self-study exercises, activities, and advice based on the author’s 20 years’ consulting experience, this book can help any organization realize the promise of professionals working closely together—even if they’ve never met.

Author Yael Zofi
Isbn 0814416608
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2011-08-16
Pages 272
Language English
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In 1987, a British-based team competed in the Tour de France for the first time in almost two decades. The ANC-Halfords squad were decimated by the punishing pace, the manager walked out during one of the Alpine stages, five of the nine riders and some of the staff never made it to Paris, and most of the personnel went unpaid. ANC were the definitive innocents abroad and it became one of the great sporting misadventures of all time. If that wasn't bad enough for ANC, a tabloid journalist travelled with them for the full three weeks. Jeff Connor's account of the Tour, Wide-Eyed and Legless, became a classic and was later voted number one in Cycle Sport's list of the best cycling books of all time. Now, 25 years on, Connor revisits the scene of the crime, tracks down the participants and discovers exactly how their fortunes were changed, some irrevocably, by the '87 Tour. Field of Fire tells a moving tale of sporting disillusionment, heartbreak, anger - and humour.

Author Jeff Connor
Isbn 1780572786
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2012-05-03
Pages 256
Language English
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Self-published in 1918, The Mother of the Hoboes is an extremely rare book about the life of train vagabonds culled from the personal experiences of A-No. 1, "the famous tramp." This is a dazzling and wild window into an underground culture that has largely vanished -- although some of the adventures may feel familiar to contemporary train hoppers, squatters and zinesters. Includes many illustrations. Warning to Those Who Read this Book: the Author, who Has Led for Over a Quarter of a Century the Pitiful and Dangerous Life of a Tramp, gives this Well-Meant Advice: DO NOT Jump on Moving Trains or Street Cars, even if only to ride to the next street crossing, because this might arouse the “Wanderlust,” besides endangering needlessly your life and limbs. Wandering, once it becomes a habit, is almost incurable, so NEVER RUN AWAY, but STAY AT HOME, as a roving lad usually ends in becoming a confirmed tramp.

Author A-No. 1 The Famous Tramp
Isbn 1891053558
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2011-10-31
Pages 126
Language English
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