Author: Tara Sue Me
How far can a true submissive romance go? Abby and Nathaniel push their limits as the New York Times bestselling Submissive Series continues.… She’s ready for even more.… When Abby West discovered her submissive desires, she felt like she was born anew. But lately, her Dominant husband hasn’t been the demanding Master who once fulfilled her every passion. Abby begins to crave something else—and to wonder if Nathaniel can still push her past her boundaries to the places she craves. Nathaniel knows that Abby belongs to him completely, but even he can’t ignore the pleasure on her face as they get to know their new BDSM group. They’ve invited Nathaniel to guide their group to a new level, and he’s promised to show them the way, even as he recommits to fulfilling his beautiful submissive wife’s every desire. Only this time, uncovering her sexual limits may also expose their relationship to more conflict than it can withstand.… From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Tara Sue Me
The New York Times bestselling author of The Submissive returns with a scintillating new tale about power, danger, and jaw-dropping passion.... Nathaniel and Abby are struggling to navigate the challenging waters of their own relationship, when they get a surprising phone call from their partners in play, Dena and Jeff, who are in need of a helping hand... Seven years ago, blonde, beautiful lawyer Dena Jenkins was tired of her carefully controlled life. Desperate for something exhilarating to help her escape the pressures of her demanding job and her senator father, she joined a steamy, local BDSM club as a submissive. There she met brooding Dominant, Jeff. The attraction between them was undeniable, and, despite Dena's doubts, they couldn't stay away from each other. Except, as the years have passed, their blazing connection has proven difficult to maintain. Dena and Jeff have a history they'd rather forget, but Dena can't let go of the past, and Jeff is ready to move across the country to give her space. Now, to save their passion, they'll have to rediscover what it means to trust each other--and give themselves to each other completely...
Few dare to defy global hotel magnate Zak Constantinides—he's the boss and everyone knows it! So when his London interior designer turns out to have dug her gold-digging claws into his brother, Zak's solution is to transfer her…to New York! Emma may have more skeletons in her closet than most, but Zak's brother isn't one of them. The temptation to take her impossibly arrogant boss down a peg or three is too much to resist. So while with him in New York, she'll play the role he's given her and be every bit as bad as he thinks she is….
Pro iOS Table Views
Author: Tim Duckett
If you’re an iOS app developer, chances are you’ll be using table views in your development projects. Table views are the bread and butter of iOS apps. With them, you can create everything from the simplest of lists to fully tricked-out user interfaces. Table views are one of the most complex components found in UIKit. While using them for boring standard user interfaces is quite simple, customizing them can become really challenging. Pro iOS Table Views takes a task-oriented focus to assist you when implementing customized table views. Although it delves deeply into the Table View API, you can always decide in which level of detail you want to dive in. It’s aimed to be a great reference and customization cookbook at the same time, useful for beginners as well as intermediate developers. Covers the entire Table View API in depth Covers customization and performance topics in depth Task-oriented reference with multiple levels of detail Note: source code for this title is currently available for download at: https://github.com/timd/Pro-iOS-TableViews What you’ll learn The anatomy of tables and cells The design patterns that power the table view How to create and configure table views How to customize every last little detail of the table view How to use table views on the iPad Advanced tips and tricks for performance and killer user interfaces The latest updates in iOS 5 and how to exploit them Who this book is for The book is targeted at iOS developers who need to customize Table Views. The information is divided into several layers of detail. While the book covers complex customization topics and user interaction techniques, it provides the fundamental basics needed for customization. Both beginners and intermediate developers will find great value in this book as a helpful reference, at hand to quickly refresh their knowledge at any given time. Table of ContentsPart 1: The background and the basics Chapter 1 Table views from the ground up Chapter 2 How the table fits together Chapter 3 Feeding the table with data Part 2: Working with table content Chapter 4 How the cell fits together Chapter 5 Using tables for navigation and static content Chapter 6 Indexing table content, grouping & sorting table content: Chapter 7 Selecting & editing table content Part 3: Customizing the look and feel Chapter 8 Customizing cells: 12/15 Chapter 9 Customizing cells: 12/22 Chapter 10 Improving the cell’s interaction:12/29 Chapter 11 IPad
Modeling in Transport Phenomena, Second Edition presents and clearly explains with example problems the basic concepts and their applications to fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transfer, chemical reaction engineering and thermodynamics. A balanced approach is presented between analysis and synthesis, students will understand how to use the solution in engineering analysis. Systematic derivations of the equations and the physical significance of each term are given in detail, for students to easily understand and follow up the material. There is a strong incentive in science and engineering to understand why a phenomenon behaves the way it does. For this purpose, a complicated real-life problem is transformed into a mathematically tractable problem while preserving the essential features of it. Such a process, known as mathematical modeling, requires understanding of the basic concepts. This book teaches students these basic concepts and shows the similarities between them. Answers to all problems are provided allowing students to check their solutions. Emphasis is on how to get the model equation representing a physical phenomenon and not on exploiting various numerical techniques to solve mathematical equations. A balanced approach is presented between analysis and synthesis, students will understand how to use the solution in engineering analysis. Systematic derivations of the equations as well as the physical significance of each term are given in detail Many more problems and examples are given than in the first edition - answers provided
A poignant and uplifting novel about transforming unbearable loss into a second chance for happiness London publisher Sylvester Wykes is traveling home from work when he hears the sudden squeal of brakes. As the train screeches to a halt, a figure leaps out to save a sheep lying near the tracks. Wykes is fascinated by this mysterious young woman dressed all in black. Their paths are fated to cross again when Wykes hires a housekeeper, unaware that she is the stranger from the train. Her name is Julia Piper, and she’s in mourning for the husband and son she lost in a tragic accident. Julia is also being plagued by anonymous calls . . . and the feeling that someone is stalking her.
Author: Marek Jan Chodakiewicz
History and collective memories influence a nation, its culture, and institutions; hence, its domestic politics and foreign policy. That is the case in the Intermarium, the land between the Baltic and Black Seas in Eastern Europe. The area is the last unabashed rampart of Western Civilization in the East, and a point of convergence of disparate cultures. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz focuses on the Intermarium for several reasons. Most importantly because, as the inheritor of the freedom and rights stemming from the legacy of the Polish-Lithuanian/Ruthenian Commonwealth, it is culturally and ideologically compatible with American national interests. It is also a gateway to both East and West. Since the Intermarium is the most stable part of the post-Soviet area, Chodakiewicz argues that the United States should focus on solidifying its influence there. The ongoing political and economic success of the Intermarium states under American sponsorship undermines the totalitarian enemies of freedom all over the world. As such, the area can act as a springboard to addressing the rest of the successor states, including those in the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Russian Federation. Intermarium has operated successfully for several centuries. It is the most inclusive political concept within the framework of the Commonwealth. By reintroducing the concept of the Intermarium into intellectual discourse the author highlights the autonomous and independent nature of the area. This is a brilliant and innovative addition to European Studies and World Culture.
Author: Brenna Yovanoff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Clementine DeVore spent ten years trapped in a cellar, pinned down by willow roots, silenced and forgotten. Now she's out and determined to uncover who put her in that cellar and why. When Clementine was a child, dangerous and inexplicable things started happening in New South Bend. The townsfolk blamed the fiendish people out in the Willows and burned their homes to the ground. But magic kept Clementine alive, walled up in the cellar for ten years, until a boy named Fisher sets her free. Now back in the world, Clementine sets out to discover what happened all those years ago. But the truth gets muddled in her dangerous attraction to Fisher, the politics of New South Bend, and the Hollow, a fickle and terrifying place that seems increasingly temperamental ever since Clementine was set free…
The mathematical theory of contact mechanics is a growing field in engineering and scientific computing. This book is intended as a unified and readily accessible source for mathematicians, applied mathematicians, mechanicians, engineers and scientists, as well as advanced students. The first part describes models of the processes involved like friction, heat generation and thermal effects, wear, adhesion and damage. The second part presents many mathematical models of practical interest and demonstrates the close interaction and cross-fertilization between contact mechanics and the theory of variational inequalities. The last part reviews further results, gives many references to current research and discusses open problems and future developments. The book can be read by mechanical engineers interested in applications. In addition, some theorems and their proofs are given as examples for the mathematical tools used in the models.
Being successful as a sports or fitness professional requires more than just knowing your sport inside out. Without successful marketing, even the best professionals can struggle to attract and retain new customers. The Marketing Handbook for Sports and Fitness Professionals is the companion for coaches hoping to set up or develop their own business. A practical, easy-to-digest guide for both new and established sports and fitness coaches, it includes: - A simple guide to getting your business marketing started - A range of both traditional and electronic marketing techniques - Over 100 templates and real-life examples to create a tailor-made marketing plan - Information on tracking and updating your marketing plan - Advice on generating new customers and retaining current ones - Guidance on putting in place customer service policies For all those fitness professionals who struggle to dedicate time to marketing, this is the only handbook that provides them with all of the tools to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace - using only the time they have available - while ensuring a happy clientele and a growing business.
Job Hunting Made Easy
Author: Michaele Basciano, Kim Crabbe
Publisher: Learning Express Llc
Provides job seekers with advice on assessing their strengths and abilities, avoiding career disaster, writing a resume, searching key Web sites, and interviewing successfully
What You Know First
Author: Patricia MacLachlan
Publisher: Harper Collins
‘A child comes to terms with the fact that she and her family are leaving the prairie. . . . As she talks herself into acceptance, her Mama helps her let go, commenting that the baby will need someone to tell him where he came from. So the girl gathers mementoes—a bag of earth and a piece of cottonwood tree. . . .A novel hides in these few pages. As with Sarah, Plain and Tall, the subext vibrates. So much is told in each perfectly chosen phrase. The story is deep and specific, but the pain and denial of a child leaving a known and loved place is all too universal. Moser’s finely-wrought engravings, enhanced by moody tints, record the departure.’—SLJ. 1995 "Pick of the Lists" (ABA)
The Alkaline Cure
Author: Stephan Domenig
Presents a clinically tested fourteen-day plan designed to help establish acid-alkaline balance in the body, lose weight, and discover a healthier approach to eating in general, including daily menus and more than forty recipes.
In her new book, prominent professional developer Yvette Jackson focuses on students' strengths, rather than their weaknesses, to reinvigorate educators to inspire learning and high intellectual performance. Through the lens of educational psychology and historical reforms, Jackson responds to the faltering motivation and confidence of educators in terms of its effects on closing the achievement gap. The author seeks to rekindle the belief in the vast capacity of underachieving urban students, and offers strategies to help educators inspire intellectual performance. Jackson proposes that a paradigm shift towards a focus on strengths will reinvigorate educators passion for teaching and belief in their ability to raise the intellectual achievement of their students. Jackson addresses how educators can systematically support the development of motivation, reflective and cognitive skills, and high performance when standards and assessments are predisposed to non-conceptual methods. Furthermore, she examines challenges and offers strategies for dealing with cultural disconnects, the influence of new technologies, and language preferences of students.
Author: Rolf Ohlsson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The form and function of every living organism on the earth depends on the complex regulation of gene expression. This is carried out by controlling and interdigitating spatial and temporal patterns of gene activity during the life time of eukaryotic organisms. This is most dramatically apparent during early stages of development, when new types of cells and organs are being formed, often during very short time spans. To achieve this, it is vital that developmentally important genes can be kept in inactive or active states which are stably inherited in the soma. Indeed, it is now wellknown that the propen sity for a gene to be transcribed or silenced is stably propagated through many cell generations, even from parent to progeny. This phenomenon constitutes a type of extragenetic or epigenetic memory of cell identity and developmental potential which has been fundamental to the evolution of complex lifeforms, such as the reader of this book. This monograph focuses on a particular aspect of the epigenetic control of gene function: genomic imprinting. This defines a phenomenon where some genes or whole chromosomes can be silenced, activated, or even deleted depending on their parental origin. The impact of genomic imprinting is most clearly seen in the areas of cancer, clinical genetics, and development. Many of the processes associated with genomic imprinting can be observed in plants, yeast and man, for example, and may constitute, therefore, principles which are very conserved on an evolutionary scale.