The Revelations of Oriceran
Author: Martha Carr,Michael Anderle
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Magic is Returning to Our World What if the weird and strange things you saw on the covers of tabloids was real? What if that was just the tip of the iceberg? Austin Homicide detective, Leira Berens is in a race against a magical force that wants to rip apart our understanding of reality at the seams. Enter the magical world of Oriceran. Where magic and danger go hand in hand. With the help of a Light Elf sent to mentor her and a swearing troll, Leira must push beyond her limits to get back a magical artifact before it goes boom, solve a murder and rescue her mother. Maybe she's not crazy. Maybe there are Elves, magical realms and things we just can't explain. The stakes are real and so is the magical world she just visited. With help from unexpected places, Leira is going to accomplish more than she ever thought possible. Welcome to the Magical World of Oriceran. Because Magic is Real.
An Urban Fantasy Action Adventure
Author: Michael Anderle
You never mess with a young girl around James Brownstone. It doesn't matter what crime syndicate you belong to, that just doesn't sit well with him. ** AMAZON Top 100 Best Selling Author ** The world has changed since the news of Oriceran came out twenty years before. Now, countries all over the world have agreed to using a bounty system for dangerous criminals using advanced magic or advanced technology. People too powerful for the cops to deal with. Magical criminals, thugs and bounty hunters, in the future we revert to what worked in the past. if you find out you are hunted by Brownstone, we suggest you turn yourself in. It will save you a monumental ass-kicking. Brownstone likes his life simple, but Life is about to throw him a wicked curveball. NOTE: This book contains cursing. Perhaps humorous cursing, but cursing nevertheless. If this offends you, I don't suggest reading this book.
Author: Andrew DuBrin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Business & Economics
Focus on the fundamental principles and practices of effective management today with DuBrin’s comprehensive, yet concise, ESSENTIALS OF MANAGEMENT, 9E. This brief but thorough new edition functions both as a solid introduction for new students or an in-depth review of core concepts and the latest research and applications for working professionals. Written from the first edition as an essentials text, this book is not a condensation of a larger text, but provides concise, complete coverage that clearly translates the latest research, theories, and management experiences into actual practice. The author’s proven functional approach introduces the role of a manager and today’s managerial environment before exploring critical topics in planning, organizing, leading, and control. This edition addresses emerging issues, such as sustainability and environmental concerns, management in difficult times, employee morale, diverse workforces, and teamwork. New coverage of ethics, personal productivity, the latest information technology, and decision making are also included. Compelling, memorable examples show how leaders effectively apply principles of management in a wide variety of business settings. New action features, new online skill builders, new cases and video cases work with proven exercises and self-assessment quizzes to help readers develop the managerial, interpersonal, and technical skills necessary for outstanding career success. Help your students acquire the knowledge and skills to manage, lead, and successfully compete in today’s rapidly changing business environment with DuBrin’s ESSENTIALS OF MANAGEMENT, 9E. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A Comedy in Two Acts
Author: John Patrick
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
THE STORY: In the household of Adonis Samaritan, cab driver and lover of mankind, all homeless creatures, dogs, lame ducks and people--are welcome, much to the distress of daughter Alicia, who wishes she didn't have to be embarrassed at the thought
The Surprising Impact On Love And Relationships
Author: Abraham Morgentaler
In The Viagra Myth Dr. Abraham Morgentaler (a practicing urologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School) shows us that while Viagra has proved enormously helpful to many men, it has also uncovered previously ignored aspects of identity and authenticity in sexuality and relationships. Some men, for example, may fear telling their partner they are using Viagra, yet still struggle with the hope of being loved for their true self. Women who discover their partner has resorted to a secret sexual enhancer may complain, "I thought it was me who turned you on . . ." Viagra may improve a man's sexual abilities, but there may also be a profound cost involved. If you or your partner is using or considering Viagra, or even if you are only wondered what it might be like to have a better sex life, this book is essential reading. It will provide insight and instruction about the reality of quick-fix solutions, sexuality, personal growth, and meaningful relationships.
Author: Anthony Minessale II,Giovanni Maruzzelli
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Build a robust, high-performance telephony system with FreeSWITCH About This Book Learn how to install and configure a complete telephony system of your own, from scratch, using FreeSWITCH 1.6 Get in-depth discussions of important concepts such as dialplan, user directory, NAT handling, and the powerful FreeSWITCH event socket Discover expert tips from the FreeSWITCH experts, including the creator of FreeSWITCH—Anthony Minessale Who This Book Is For This book is for beginner-level IT professionals and enthusiasts who are interested in quickly getting a powerful telephony system up and running using FreeSWITCH. It would be good if you have some telephony experience, but it's not a must. What You Will Learn Build a complete WebRTC/SIP VoIP platform able to interconnect and process audio and video in real time Use advanced PBX features to create powerful dialplans Understand the inner workings and architecture of FreeSWITCH Real time configuration from database and webserver with mod_xml_curl Integrate browser clients into your telephony service Use scripting to go beyond the dialplan with the power and flexibility of a programming language Secure your FreeSWITCH connections with the help of effective techniques Deploy all FreeSWITCH features using best practices and expert tips Overcome frustrating NAT issues Control FreeSWITCH remotely with the all-powerful event socket Trace packets, check debug logging, ask for community and commercial help In Detail FreeSWITCH is an open source telephony platform designed to facilitate the creation of voice and chat-driven products, scaling from a soft-phone to a PBX and even up to an enterprise-class soft-switch. This book introduces FreeSWITCH to IT professionals who want to build their own telephony system. This book starts with a brief introduction to the latest version of FreeSWITCH. We then move on to the fundamentals and the new features added in version 1.6, showing you how to set up a basic system so you can make and receive phone calls, make calls between extensions, and utilize basic PBX functionality. Once you have a basic system in place, we'll show you how to add more and more functionalities to it. You'll learn to deploy the features on the system using unique techniques and tips to make it work better. Also, there are changes in the security-related components, which will affect the content in the book, so we will make that intact with the latest version. There are new support libraries introduced, such as SQLite, OpenSS, and more, which will make FreeSWITCH more efficient and add more functions to it. We'll cover these in the new edition to make it more appealing for you. Style and approach This easy-to-follow guide helps you understand every topic easily using real-world examples of FreeSWITCH tasks. This book is full of practical code so you get a gradual learning curve.
Author: Alex Irvine,Bob Kane
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
As a mad arsonist known as an Enfer scheme terrorizes the inhabitants of Gotham City, a fire at Arkham Asylum is engineered to provide an escape opportunity for its most infamous inmate, the Joker, who comes up with a scheme to launch the ultimate crime wave, disguised as the Caped Crusader himself. Original.
Author: Fred Harrington
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Lord Murkar has set his ultimatum in motion: the Shards of Athenia must be his within 10-days or the 'Amulet of Creation' will run out of energy, destroying the universe. The three Shard Bearing kids must try to find their friends, counter a mysterious group, and restore the Amulet before it expires.
Author: Val St. Crowe
Publisher: Punk Rawk Books
When scavenger and thief Bree West is captured and handed over to a herd of unicorns, her only thought is escape. But the creatures are both terrible and ethereal, and being with them is a sweet ache. She begins to feel as though she is meant to be here. Her presence makes the unicorns stronger, and they are the only ones on earth strong enough to stand against the cruel and brutal witches. Perhaps being with the unicorns is the first step to bringing freedom to the new world. Werewolf Jack Bastian serves as the witches’ weapon because he has no choice. Rakish and aloof, Jack has been having dreams about a girl and unicorns. He always wakes with a pang, sure the dreams mean something, but he can’t afford to let those feelings affect him. Jack survives by obeying his commands and not giving a damn who he hurts. When the high witch learns of Bree and her unicorns, she demands that Jack destroy her. He cannot disobey. Even if Bree is the girl from the dreams.
Author: W. S. Gilbert
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911) was an English dramatist, librettist and illustrator best known for his fourteen comic operas produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan, of which the most famous include H. M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. These, as well as most of their other Savoy operas, continue to be performed regularly throughout the English-speaking world and beyond by opera companies, repertory companies, schools and community theatre groups. Gilbert illustrated poems for several comic magazines, primarily Fun. The poems, illustrated humourously by Gilbert, proved immensely popular and were reprinted in book form as the Bab Ballads.
Author: Freddi Zeiler,Ward Schumaker
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Provides kids with a "how to" way to give their time, talents, and money to their favorite charities, including over one hundred different organizations to choose from.