Tastes Like Candy

Author: Lauren Gilley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533196316
Format: PDF
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Raised by a widower and a pack of uncles, Michelle Calloway has known only one way of life, that of the Lean Dogs MC, London chapter. When circumstances force her to flee to America, she fears her days of working alongside the club are over. But Derek Snow isn't the sort of man to let talent go to waste. In Amarillo, Texas, Vice President Candyman faces the challenge of preserving his club and protecting his growing family. If Charlie Fox's niece has a head for numbers, he's going to put her to use. But he never would have guessed little Michelle would be so grown up already... Club prince meets MC princess in book II of the Lean Dogs Legacy Series.

Half My Blood

Author: Lauren Gilley
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514212325
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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It's summer in Knoxville, and if the outlaw crew at Dartmoor Inc. thought they were getting a respite from the drama...they were kidding themselves. Almost a year ago, Mercy's dying mother claimed he had a half-brother, sired by the beloved father he'd always thought infallible, raised by another man as his own. He's been in denial ever since, but when Colin O'Donnell arrives, it's time to face facts. Turns out his family isn't lost - he only wishes this member of it was. Holly McCall is determined to prove her worth to the other old ladies - Maggie, specifically. She never dreamed of a life like this, and as she searches for self-worth and acceptance, she is wrapped step-by-step in the gentlest love of the fiercest man. For Aidan and Tango, this summer is a season for realizations. For waking to a vision of the future. And for drowning in the past. In this Dartmoor Series novella, readers will spend time with the entire club, meet new voices, and fall deeper into the world of the Lean Dogs MC. Not a stand-alone romance, Half My Blood balances several central storylines with delicacy and passion. Brimming with emotion, spotlighting secondary characters, Dartmoor fans won't want to miss this bridge between novels two and three in the series.

Of Mice and Men

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140186420
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The tragic story of the friendship between two migrant workers, George and mentally retarded Lenny, and their dream of owning a farm

Keep You

Author: Lauren Gilley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781479150014
Format: PDF, ePub
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Joanna Walker knows she will be meeting up with Tam Wales, the love of her life, at her brother's wedding in an Irish castle. Jo has no idea why Tam broke up with her four years ago, or if she can even forgive him. Tam had his reasons--he had to leave her to keep her save.

Sapiens

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316109
Format: PDF
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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Loverboy

Author: Lauren Gilley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537317564
Format: PDF
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The Lean Dogs MC has long been a haven for the outlaws, the rebels, the ill-adjusted, and the outright monsters of Knoxville, Tennessee. They are a dark, dangerous brand of misfit, etched with ink, splattered with blood, and vilified by the town they call home. The only laws they follow are the ones set down in the club charter by their leather-clad forefathers. But some outlaws have secrets they can't even share with their club brothers. The Lean Dogs call him "Tango," but once upon a time Kevin Estes went by "Loverboy." It's a past his club could never understand, one that's going to kill him. Loverboy is the fifth full-length installment in the Dartmoor Series and is NOT a standalone. It handles sensitive, potentially-triggering subjects, and is intended for MATURE audiences only. Copyright (c) 2016 by Lauren Gilley

Keeping Bad Company

Author: Lauren Gilley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781494901790
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When their family was threatened, the Russells made a pact: no more secrets. But Johnny's secret isn't one he can share. To keep his father safe, he prospects with the Lean Dogs Motorcycle Club, diving headlong into a whole new depth of counterculture, tangling himself in a war that his family started...and his new biker family is going to finish. If he wants to patch in, he must prove his unswerving loyalty to the club. If he wants to protect the people he loves, he'll have to learn to live with outlaws. Arlie Scott, runaway, bartender, longs to escape the mess she's made of her life. It gets messier the night she flirts with the cute biker boy across the bar...and witnesses a murder. Now she's swept up in the dark world of the Lean Dogs, forced to trust Johnny Russell when he says he won't let anything happen to her, determined to find her own place in this antiquated land of leather and lies.Evil lingers in the shadows, threatening families of blood and brotherly bond. In this third installment of the Russell saga, the family will be put to the test, fighting a common enemy alongside the might and malice of an unstoppable outlaw force. Johnny must choose between two worlds, because he can't belong to both, and he can't betray either.

Shoe Dog

Author: Phil Knight
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501135937
Format: PDF, ePub
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this instant and tenacious bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), illuminating his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands. Bill Gates named Shoe Dog one of his five favorite books of 2016 and called it “an amazing tale, a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like. It’s a messy, perilous, and chaotic journey, riddled with mistakes, endless struggles, and sacrifice. Phil Knight opens up in ways few CEOs are willing to do.” Fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car in 1963, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups, Knight’s Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. In Shoe Dog, he tells his story at last. At twenty-four, Knight decides that rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, new, dynamic, different. He details the many risks he encountered, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors and hostile bankers—as well as his many thrilling triumphs. Above all, he recalls the relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike, with his former track coach, the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman, and with his first employees, a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers. Together, harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the transformative power of sports, they created a brand—and a culture—that changed everything.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

Author: Sherman Alexie
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316219304
Format: PDF
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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

Salt Sugar Fat

Author: Michael Moss
Publisher: Signal
ISBN: 0771057091
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the troubling story of the rise of the processed food industry -- and how it used salt, sugar, and fat to addict us. Salt Sugar Fat is a journey into the highly secretive world of the processed food giants, and the story of how they have deployed these three essential ingredients, over the past five decades, to dominate the North American diet. This is an eye-opening book that demonstrates how the makers of these foods have chosen, time and again, to double down on their efforts to increase consumption and profits, gambling that consumers and regulators would never figure them out. With meticulous original reporting, access to confidential files and memos, and numerous sources from deep inside the industry, it shows how these companies have pushed ahead, despite their own misgivings (never aired publicly). Salt Sugar Fat is the story of how we got here, and it will hold the food giants accountable for the social costs that keep climbing even as some of the industry's own say, "Enough already."