Haven't you got something better to do? Our streets are filled with down-facing zombies, blocking up the pavements. We’d rather Instagram our food than eat it. We've forgotten how to have real actual conversations . And in the bedroom... well, that’s no place for Candy Crush Saga. It’s time we all repeated the life-changing maxim: STOP LOOKING AT YOUR PHONE. In his wonderfully deadpan instruction manual for our increasingly tunnel-visioned lives, illustrator Son of Alan taps into the strange truth of our obsession with the tiny screen. Revealing how ludicrous we've all become, and what wonders lie in stall for us a whole metre from our faces, this book will make you want to reclaim your life, your friends and your family from the tyranny of the backlit screen. You’ll laugh, sure, but it might also change your life.
In D&D there are certain attributes you start with, just as in life there are certain things you're born with: Strength, Will, Charisma, Wisdom, Intelligence and Constitution. Whether you're a veteran convention attendee, a con-virgin, a volunteer, vendor or a guest, everyone can use a bump in their life stats. Do you know what the 6-2-1 rule is? What do Barbarians and cell phones have to do with hygiene? Do you know when it's okay to take a photograph? How do you flirt with that cute girl or guy across the room? Who are Booth Babes really? In Charisma +1 you will find: •Suggestions on how to network, flirt, and interact with attendees •Tips for dealing with crowds, people in costume, and that weirdo that keeps following you around •Rules for keeping yourself sane, happy and safe •Advice on shopping, attending panels, dealing with volunteers, vendors, staff and other attendees
BY THE INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR ‘Lisa Gardner is one of my favourite authors. Her fast-paced and exciting novels twist when you expect a turn and turn when you expect a twist. I cannot recommend her more’ Karin Slaughter 'Terror, twists, and trepidation. Look for Me is a triple-salvo thriller.' Kathy Reichs 'A complex crime scene, a missing girl, a ticking clock: no one writes a more page-turning, gut-wrenching, edgy thriller. Look For Me is a page turner par excellence.' Tess Gerritsen 'Starts with a bang and never lets up! An utterly absorbing story about troubled families and twisted fates.' Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door ____________________ Detective DD Warren and Flora Dane are in a race against time to save a young girl's life – or bring her to justice. A family home has become a crime scene. Four are dead, savagely murdered. One – a sixteen-year-old girl – is missing. Did she have a lucky escape? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? Detective D. D. Warren is on the case, as is survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane. Seeking different types of justice, they must make sense of the clues left behind by a young woman who could be victim or suspect. All they know is that the girl is silently pleading: Look for me...
'Everything a romantic novel should be - an absolute delight.’ - Veronica Henry Meet Molly New York’s most famous agony aunt, she considers herself an expert at relationships...as long as they’re other people’s. The only love of her life is her Dalmatian, Valentine.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE A charismatic cult leader is dead. One by one his followers are being assassinated. Enter Gallio. Gallio does counter-insurgency. But the theft of a body he’s supposed to be guarding ruins his career. Years later, the file is reopened when a second body appears. Gallio is called back by headquarters and ordered to track down everyone involved the first time round. The only problem is they keep dying, in ever more grotesque and violent ways. How can Gallio stay ahead of the game when the game keeps changing?
From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes an explosive new tale of a romance forged in the fast lane The girl with straight A's and the perfect life—that's who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy family…and she's just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker—a guy she has no business even talking to. But after the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can't get him out of her mind. The last thing Isaiah needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks. But when their shared love of street racing puts their lives in jeopardy, Isaiah and Rachel will have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they'll go to save each other.
2009—year of the slump. America is in the grip of severe economic hardship and unemployment. The only numbers that are on the rise is the suicide rate. Arun Gupta, entrepreneur, lothario, Aramis cologne user, evangelist of new India’s new dreams, sees a glimmer of a business plan form out of the American crisis. He wants to save lives. And he wants to do it sitting in his baroque Navi Mumbai office. His idea is simple. If everything can be outsourced to India, why not the saving of American lives? Part rant, part satire, 1888 Dial India documents, through the politically incorrect words of its anti-hero, the dreams of corporate India.
We design to elicit responses from people. We want them to buy something, read more, or take action of some kind. Designing without understanding what makes people act the way they do is like exploring a new city without a map: results will be haphazard, confusing, and inefficient. This book combines real science and research with practical examples to deliver a guide every designer needs. With it you’ll be able to design more intuitive and engaging work for print, websites, applications, and products that matches the way people think, work, and play. Learn to increase the effectiveness, conversion rates, and usability of your own design projects by finding the answers to questions such as: What grabs and holds attention on a page or screen? What makes memories stick? What is more important, peripheral or central vision? How can you predict the types of errors that people will make? What is the limit to someone’s social circle? How do you motivate people to continue on to (the next step? What line length for text is best? Are some fonts better than others? These are just a few of the questions that the book answers in its deep-dive exploration of what makes people tick.
Black Ink first: this story is about a guy that finds a pen that he thinks will give him a better way of writing. The main character is James Honeycombhis writers name is Alec Pennyway. Its a thrill and takes you down different avenues. The second story Wilshire Boulevard: this story is about a that has a thing for two women. They dump him at the same time since the two years relationship he had between them. He runs into trouble after a while and he needs a lawyer. He calls his girlfriend to get him outthe girl comes to save him just in time before he get pen with a murder. The third story Rosa Ritas Death: This story is about a girl who gets kills before her time, she hunts the people whom she thinks killed her. The forth story Seekers: this is about a Matrix that leads its seekers to stories in the pastit is set in the future. The fifth story Red chamber affect: this story is set in the future also, this story is about a man that has not age since he went into the Red Chamber. The six and last story is a love story, sort of out of its element compare to the rest of the stories. Its called April Secret (nobodys perfect) She falls for a guy after meeting him on a radio talk show.
This book was written for all of you who remain in perpetual fear of expressing yourselves when it comes to the things that effect your lives: things that you hate to see, hear, and feel; things that constantly prevent you from living your lives the way you want to live them; things that you yearn to voice your opinion about but don’t because of the politically correct stick that you have allowed the world to stick up your ass. Lucky you! I’m here to rescue you. “Rantings Of An Old Man” will say for you the things you are not willing to say for yourself. Of course, many who read this book will hate me and practically everything I say. What’s more, they will brand me as being the king of bigots. But, you know what—if that turns out NOT to be the case, than I will have failed in my mission. And the thought of that scares me because it will indicate that my book was not pithy enough, truthful enough, and relevant enough to make a difference in their lives. (That includes your life as well.) Do yourself a favor, go to the Foreword of this book and look at the last page which I have entitled, “Table Of Rantings.” There you will find listed the veritable plethora of topics I cover in the book. From that you will know right away whether or not this book is for you. A word to the wise: If your legs quiver whenever you see the “f-word” written, or if your hands begin to shake and/or your eyes begin to well every time you hear something negative about your own personal or political philosophy, your political party, or your race, then I suggest you refrain from reading this book. Make your move, pilgrim.