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Unlucky 13

By James Patterson,Maxine Paetro
  • ISBN Code: : 0316211281
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf : unlucky-13.pdf

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The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn't be better. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes: Mackie Morales, the most deranged and dangerous mind the Women's Murder Club has ever encountered. In this pulse-racing, emotionally charged novel by James Patterson, the Women's Murder Club must find a killer--before she finds them first.

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  • Pdf File: widespread-panic.pdf

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From the modern master of noir comes a novel based on the real-life Hollywood fixer Freddy Otash, the malevolent monarch of the 1950s L.A. underground, and his Tinseltown tabloid Confidential magazine. Freddy Otash was the man in the know and the man to know in ‘50s L.A. He was a rogue cop, a sleazoid private eye, a shakedown artist, a pimp—and, most notably, the head strong-arm goon for Confidential magazine. Confidential presaged the idiot internet—and delivered the dirt, the dish, the insidious ink, and the scurrilous skank. It mauled misanthropic movie stars, sex-soiled socialites, and putzo politicians. Mattress Jack Kennedy, James Dean, Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster, Liz Taylor, Rock Hudson—Frantic Freddy outed them all. He was the Tattle Tyrant who held Hollywood hostage, and now he’s here to CONFESS. “I’m consumed with candor and wracked with recollection. I’m revitalized and resurgent. My meshugenah march down memory lane begins NOW.” In Freddy’s viciously entertaining voice, Widespread Panic torches 1950s Hollywood to the ground. It’s a blazing revelation of coruscating corruption, pervasive paranoia, and of sin and redemption with nothing in between. Here is James Ellroy in savage quintessence. Freddy Otash confesses—and you are here to read and succumb.

Exits, Desires, & Slow Fires

By J.R. Rogue
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  • Publisher : Rogue Books
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 85
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 971
  • Pdf File: exits-desires-slow-fires.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Rogue is focused, deliberate, and seasoned in her latest release that is a mix of poetry and prose...a wordsmith. Her command of the poetic language is unparalleled and sets her apart from other contemporary poets.” —Alicia Cook, Bestselling author of Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately “It’s going to hit you below the belt. You’re going to reach for the closest stand-in lover you can find & you’re going to make a home in their body & you’re going to pretend your childhood memories are hung in his chest & you skinned your knee tripping over the curve of his arm & you have always been here.” In Exits, Desires, & Slow Fires Goodreads Choice Nominated poet J.R. Rogue shines bright. With heartbreaking language, the bestselling author revisits unreturned love like only she can. Unforgiving pain, wanting, longing, fierce betrayal, and sweet lies feel like a second skin in this collection about love and loss.

Moon Spell Magic For Love

By Cerridwen Greenleaf
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  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Book Code : 1633538737
  • Total of Pages : 247
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 783
  • Pdf File: moon-spell-magic-for-love.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A spell book for love and romance Enthusiasts of Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland, 1001 Spells by Cassandra Eason, and The Modern Guide to Witchcraft by Skye Alexander will love Moon Spell Magic for Love. A Wicca spell book of love magic: Witchcraft is based on the knowledge that our destinies lie in our own hands, even in matters of the heart. Why suffer love gone wrong when you can do something about it? Why doubt your own power to attract love when a little herbal chemistry (to go along with the other kind!) can make you irresistible. Moon spells for romance: Magic influences desired outcomes, empowers, and fosters growth. Begin this process with spells for love: spells that create the potential for love, draw the attention and devotion of a lover, strengthen the union between an existing couple, invoke sexual magic, heal a broken heart, and fill your own heart with love and compassion for yourself. Inside this book are: • Secret recipes for aphrodisiacs • Ritual celebrations for the high holidays of love • Insight into the mysterious realm of the moon and the stars • Directions for using moon phases, crystals, potions, flowers, herbs, and astrological signs for maximum power and accuracy A great addition to your Wicca supplies: The moon magic in this book brings light and love into peoples’ lives. With desire, a loving attitude, a few natural ingredients, and a dash of magic, these custom-crafted recipes will cook up exciting flirtation, enchanted courtships, and real lasting love. A perfect spell book for true romantics.

The Witch's Guide to Ritual

By Cerridwen Greenleaf
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Book Code : 1642501719
  • Total of Pages : 293
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 247
  • Pdf File: the-witch-s-guide-to-ritual.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Spiritual Ceremonies to Enrich Daily Life Practice Sacred Living. Rituals are often performed to acknowledge special, sacred moments of life. When we align ourselves with the rhythms of the earth, we see that every day is sacred. Sacred living is the art of acknowledging the abundance of life and the deep meaning within natural rhythms. The Witch’s Guide to Ritual teaches the practice of daily rituals for self-care and personal growth. The Art of Healing. The Witch’s Guide to Ritual can help you create a healing ritual space, whether you are an experienced hedge witch or a beginner exploring new magical practices. You’ll learn about the history of rites and rituals, mythology for today’s world, and how healing works in a modern witch house. Celebrate life. The key to celebrating the abundance of life lies in the recognition that we are surrounded by all that is magical. Organized by season, The Witch’s Guide to Ritual offers a suggested ceremony for each day of the year and includes hundreds of simple rites, suggestions, meditations, and holiday celebrations that can make the ordinary extraordinary. What you'll learn inside this book: • The psychological benefits of rituals in your life • Why participating in group events enriches your life and brings you closer to friends, family, and loved ones • How to create an altar or shrine as a power center in your home for spiritual renewal • Which crystals, herbs, symbols, and talismans can bring you calm, health, love, prosperity, and happiness Healing is possible with sacred living. If you enjoyed The Witch’s Book of Self-Care, The Spirit Almanac, The House Witch, or The Witch’s Book of Rituals, you’ll love this new guide to inspired magical practice.

Friday, the Thirteenth

By Thomas William Lawson
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 199
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 146
  • Pdf File: friday-the-thirteenth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Friday, the Thirteenth" by Thomas William Lawson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Impossible Dreams

By David Eaton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : novum publishing
  • Book Code : 1642680737
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 977
  • Pdf File: impossible-dreams.pdf

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The sole survivor of a tragic accident as an infant, Mark Adams is adopted by poor but loving parents. Growing up, he proves gifted, but awkward and unpopular. He then falls deeply in love with Elaine Moore, but her domineering mother unjustly forces Elaine to end the relationship. After six years of striving to win Elaine, Mark is devastated when she marries someone else. But he presses on and develops a nuclear fusion process to end the misery of the energy crisis. He becomes, at age 27, the 2036 Nobel Prize laureate in physics and instantly becomes a national celebrity and hero. Elaine's husband's though, is a powerful lobbyist and vows to discredit Mark and the process. Now Mark must overcome her husband's treachery and his heartache over her betrayal. Can he do it?

The Mystery of Numbers

By Annemarie Schimmel
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199879850
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 450
  • Pdf File: the-mystery-of-numbers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Why is the number seven lucky--even holy--in almost every culture? Why do we speak of the four corners of the earth? Why do cats have nine lives (except in Iran, where they have seven)? From literature to folklore to private superstitions, numbers play a conspicuous role in our daily lives. But in this fascinating book, Annemarie Schimmel shows that numbers have been filled with mystery and meaning since the earliest times, and across every society. In The Mystery of Numbers Annemarie Schimmel conducts an illuminating tour of the mysteries attributed to numbers over the centuries. She begins with an informative and often surprising introduction to the origins of number systems: pre-Roman Europeans, for example, may have had one based on twenty, not ten (as suggested by the English word "score" and the French word for 80, quatrevingt --four times twenty), while the Mayans had a system more sophisticated than our own. Schimmel also reveals how our fascination with numbers has led to a rich cross-fertilization of mathematical knowledge: "Arabic" numerals, for instance, were picked up by Europe from the Arabs, who had earlier adopted them from Indian sources ("Algorithm" and "algebra" are corruptions of the Arabic author and title names of a mathematical text prized in medieval Europe). But the heart of the book is an engrossing guide to the symbolism of numbers. Number symbolism, she shows, has deep roots in Western culture, from the philosophy of the Pythagoreans and Platonists, to the religious mysticism of the Cabala and the Islamic Brethren of Purity, to Kepler's belief that the laws of planetary motion should be mathematically elegant, to the unlucky thirteen. After exploring the sources of number symbolism, Schimmel examines individual numbers ranging from one to ten thousand, discussing the meanings they have had for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic traditions, with examples from Indian, Chinese, and Native American cultures as well. Two, for instance, has widely been seen as a number of contradiction and polarity, a number of discord and antithesis. And six, according to ancient and neo-platonic thinking, is the most perfect number because it is both the sum and the product of its parts (1+2+3=6 and 1x2x3=6). Using examples ranging from the Bible to the Mayans to Shakespeare, she shows how numbers have been considered feminine and masculine, holy and evil, lucky and unlucky. A highly respected scholar of Islamic culture, Annemarie Schimmel draws on her vast knowledge to paint a rich, cross-cultural portrait of the many meanings of numbers. Engaging and accessible, her account uncovers the roots of a phenomenon we all feel every Friday the thirteenth.

Basic Math & Pre-Algebra All-in-One For Dummies (+ Chapter Quizzes Online)

By Mark Zegarelli
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119867266
  • Total of Pages : 627
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 535
  • Pdf File: basic-math-pre-algebra-all-in-one-for-dummies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Absolutely everything you need to get ready for Algebra Scared of square roots? Suspicious of powers of ten? You’re not alone. Plenty of school-age students and adult learners don’t care for math. But, with the right guide, you can make math basics “click” for you too! In Basic Math & Pre-Algebra All-in-One For Dummies, you’ll find everything you need to be successful in your next math class and tackle basic math tasks in the real world. Whether you’re trying to get a handle on pre-algebra before moving to the next grade or looking to get more comfortable with everyday math—such as tipping calculations or balancing your checkbook—this book walks you through every step—in plain English, and with clear explanations—to help you build a firm foundation in math. You’ll also get: Practice quizzes at the end of each chapter to test your comprehension and understanding A bonus online quiz for each chapter, with answer choices presented in multiple choice format A ton of explanations, examples, and practice problems that prepare you to tackle more advanced algebraic concepts From the different categories of numbers to mathematical operations, fractions, percentages, roots and powers, and a short intro to algebraic expressions and equations, Basic Math & Pre-Algebra All-in-One For Dummies is an essential companion for anyone who wants to get a handle on the foundational math concepts that are the building blocks for Algebra and beyond.

The Lamplighter Illumination

By LL Downing
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1504956540
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 907
  • Pdf File: the-lamplighter-illumination.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This third work is a presentation concerned with religious dogma and the many formal world-religions, their impacts on societal concepts and conduct, a review of scientific-conflict with formal religious dictates, and a search for the creators’ religious guidance for humankind. Understanding that the author has given due consideration to unharnessed superstition, the numeral ‘3’ has been assumed to be a symbol of good luck, consequently, this discussion aspires to positively effect, in a significant manner, at least ‘one third’ (base 3) of its readers. The first third of any readership is undoubtedly firmly entrenched in their respective Religious followings and their life styles, and it is presumed that they will not be giving serious consideration to the materials presented here. The second group of readers are believed to be more open minded, and will weigh the references to the religious and scientific milestones that have occurred throughout our ‘Age of Enlightenment’ and also very early and contemporary times, and that these readers will consider the negative impacts on mankind and world history that religious dogma and world religions have made. This group of readers may be too firmly entrenched in conventional religious beliefs to consider changing their faiths and life styles, however. The third group of readers are people dissatisfied with familiar religious and faith concepts, at least up to this point in their lives, and consequently are more receptive, or even actively seeking a new philosophy for facing their world experiences with confidence and happiness, that they have a serious concern for improving humankinds future, and that they are receptive to following ‘Gods’ messaged Path’’.

Do I Count?

By Gunter M. Ziegler
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 146656492X
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 262
  • Pdf File: do-i-count.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The subject of mathematics is not something distant, strange, and abstract that you can only learn about—and often dislike—in school. It is in everyday situations, such as housekeeping, communications, traffic, and weather reports. Taking you on a trip into the world of mathematics, Do I Count? Stories from Mathematics describes in a clear and captivating way the people behind the numbers and the places where mathematics is made. Written by top scientist and engaging storyteller Günter M. Ziegler and translated by Thomas von Foerster, the book presents mathematics and mathematicians in a manner that you have not previously encountered. It guides you on a scenic tour through the field, pointing out which beds were useful in constructing which theorems and which notebooks list the prizes for solving particular problems. Forgoing esoteric areas, the text relates mathematics to celebrities, history, travel, politics, science and technology, weather, clever puzzles, and the future. Can bees count? Is 13 bad luck? Are there equations for everything? What’s the real practical value of the Pythagorean Theorem? Are there Sudoku puzzles with fewer than 17 entries and just one solution? Where and how do mathematicians work? Who invented proofs and why do we need them? Why is there no Nobel Prize for mathematics? What kind of life did Paul Erdős lead? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this entertaining book of stories. You’ll see that everyone counts, but no computation is needed.