All words are made up. All words spoken between us are nothing more than made-up sounds from manipulated air. They're just lung puffs. All of the letters that we text, email, and write are made-up symbols to coincide with our made-up noise. It's really just hand scribbles. This would mean that everything from existence theories to religious ideologies to politics to our names and much more are all one hundred percent fabricated from thin air, literally. In fact, these words here and the pronunciation sounds you hear in your head as you read the symbols on this page are made up as well. Essentially, this book uses made-up words to further dissect and clarify other made-up words. However, by the end of this mental deconstruction and rebuild, you will walk away with this liberating awareness—we just are. Existence just is.
"To All That Speak is a trailblazing look at the power words have over us as humans. Brandon has had an epiphany and believes that all words are made up. This simple, yet profound realization has changed his life forever and this book explores how it can change your life as well. Brandon breaks down all languages to their basic components of 'hand scribbles' and 'lung puffs.' He goes on to detail three ways that understanding these notions can improve us, the people around us, and society as a whole. If we can all grasp the concept of language as having been made up, then that would impact three key aspects unique to humans: our existence, religion, and politics. Brandon's revolutionary idea is unparalleled but has at its core a fact that every one of us should be acquainted with. Brandon uses wit to make his revelation as enjoyable as it is significant. He has a real knack for seeing the comic side of an otherwise serious topic. If everyone could grasp the important life lessons it teaches, the world would be a much better place." (Readers' Favorite)
Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer is a science fiction masterpiece—a classic that ranks as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the future.
Case was the sharpest data-thief in the matrix—until he crossed the wrong people and they crippled his nervous system, banishing him from cyberspace. Now a mysterious new employer has recruited him for a last-chance run at an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, a mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case is ready for the adventure that upped the ante on an entire genre of fiction.
Neuromancer was the first fully-realized glimpse of humankind’s digital future—a shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our imaginations.
I've got one chance to get her back…or fail the only mission that's ever mattered.
I came back to Storm Harbor for a simple job gathering intel for my best friend's security company, but my rule to keep business separate from pleasure goes up in flames when I meet my target’s niece, Petra.
She's all innocence and sweet curves and way too good for me, which is exactly why I should resist her. In my world, distractions are deadly. And yet, when she opens that sassy mouth of hers and refuses to stay out of trouble…my resolve crumbles.
When a hidden element takes me by surprise, turning the case, and my heart, upside down, I'm forced into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, with Petra as the bait. The timer ticks down, closing off all my options, until I'm facing my final chance to save the woman of my dreams.
Either I come back with her, or I don't come back at all.
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Aly doesn't believe in psychics. Too bad she just had a vision.
Aly’s got enough on her plate, with finishing her degree and taking care of her nephew and starting her new job at the antique store while drooling over the owner's gorgeous son. No time for visions.
Alas, the universe doesn't care what Aly believes. When she turns 21, she starts to feel psychic impressions left on objects. A disorienting power for someone surrounded by antiques. Then cranky customer Earl is killed, and Aly's new boss Olive is the prime suspect—not to mention the only person who understands Aly’s gifts. Who hated Earl enough to kill? Police would rather make a quick arrest than investigate, so it's up to Aly to clear Olive's name.
Shady Grove is reeling from the first murder in decades. If Aly can get her hands on the right object, she'll know what happened. Can she learn to control her visions before the killer sets their sights on her?
Liam’s invisible wounds took away his ability to feel the emotions he once had. His untreated condition drives him to suicidal thoughts, uncontrollable anger, and a disconnection from life as a whole. He finds that his only connection to life and return to some level of normalcy comes from the touch of his wife.
After his untimely, but natural death, he is reanimated by science 60 years later; only to find that his wife is dead, a major war has changed society, and that his prior condition is cured. His only penance for being reanimated is that he no longer can grieve and cannot mourn the death of his wife that he so desperately knows he misses and loves.
Liam's journey after his reanimation drives him to question his own philosophies, his religious beliefs and the science that brought him back to what is perceived to be simple but, unfamiliar society. After reading the letters his wife wrote to him after his death and the building relationships with his now elder children and last surviving friend, he begins to understand the world around him and what his purpose is to humanity is and what he must do to protect it.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time reading this quick and fun novel. It is the first in a new series and you can bet your bottom that I will be continuing!” – JenJen Reviews
“...if you like stories with romance, revenge, a healthy dose of cunning and some VERY clever dogs then you will love this book and I heartily recommend it!” – Nat, The Pursuit of Bookiness Book Blog
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When materials engineer Zoey Butler lands her dream job at Future State Energy, she believes her research in renewable energy will make headlines. Unfortunately for her, she’s right. Zoey is working on her latest experiment when FBI Special Agent Alexis Thompson and her K-9 partner, Waffle, raid Future State and arrest the head of the development for fraud. Zoey helps the FBI find answers in the aftermath, but she soon finds herself jobless and unemployable. Desperate and out of options, she reaches out to Alexis, the one person who knows Zoey was duped like everyone else.
Liam Graham is an FBI special agent and instructor at Riverbend K-9 Academy. When Alexis brings in a new recruit with an unusual background, Liam pairs her up with Tasha, a dog in need of a handler to stay in their competitive program. Zoey is thrilled to put her past behind her and give the mischievous rescue dog her own second chance. However, shortly after she arrives, the FBI realizes the Future State case is far from closed. And Zoey may be the key to solving it.
Zoey offers to go back to Future State to help the FBI end things once and for all. Only this time, she’ll have Liam and Tasha for backup. But, the problems at Future State are more explosive than any of them suspect.
From USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Claudia Burgoa comes this page-turner fake-relationship-office romance.
What happens when the guy who’s afraid of love finds himself in it?
Know what they say about never mixing business with pleasure? Yeah, no.
The one about never sleeping with your boss?
I ignored it too.
I blame Aslan Spearman, the boss.
He’s a wealthy playboy who doesn’t believe in happily ever after.
He’s demanding, a workaholic, and cynical.
He’d rather have a root canal than be in a romantic relationship.
Do you want to know a secret? I think he’s afraid of love.
So when he has to go to the Spearman family reunion in Hawaii with his girlfriend, he’s in big trouble.
That’s what happens when you lie to your family about your relationship status.
It wasn’t important—until now.
What does he do?
He comes to me, his VP of Operations and right hand for assistance.
After all, I’m a problem solver.
Except my personal life is complete chaos.
So we make a deal. I’ll be his girlfriend if he helps me solve my problems.
It’s a win-win situation, right?
I mean, how hard can it be?
It’s not like I plan to fall in love.
Stranded in time, she finds herself bonded to a handsome highlander...
After traveling to Scotland for a solo artist's retreat, Fiona Stewart finds herself mysteriously transported to the fourteenth century. But as she attempts to get back to her own time, complications ensue when she meets a handsome highlander who sets her heart aflame...
Forced into an engagement with the daughter of a rival clan leader, Eadan Macleay struggles to fulfill his promise to his dying father.
When he comes across a strange lass claiming to be from the future, he strikes a deal with her. If she poses as his bride to end his betrothal, he will help her return to her own time.
Amid their growing attraction and increasing danger from the rival clan, Eadan and Fiona must choose between love, duty, and the hands of fate...
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"There are some secrets darker than witchcraft." - Dora Maddock
Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest is a small village called Dark Root, a town steeped in magic, mystery, and secrets.
But for Maggie Maddock, Dark Root is also a prison - a place where she is forced to work in her mother's Magick Shoppe while the rest of the world moves forward without her. When a mysterious stranger offers to take Maggie away from it all, she leaves without looking back.
Seven years later, Maggie is called home by her beloved older sister. There she is confronted with a renewed sibling rivalry, a mother suffering under a mysterious illness, and a town that's lost it's literal magic. Now Maggie must decide if she will use her newfound abilities to aid those she loves or run from her responsibilities once again.
In the tradition of Alice Hoffman's Practical Magic and Rebecca Wells' Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, The Witches of Magic seamlessly weaves the past with the present, the magical with the mundane. It is a tale of family, forgiveness, and the healing power of love that will leave readers believing in magic long after the story ends.
Other books in the Daughters of Dark Root series:
The Magick of Dark Root (2014)
The Curse of Dark Root: Part One (2015)
The Curse of Dark Root: Part Two (2016)
The Shadows of Dark Root (2017)
The Council of Dark Root: Armand (A Daughters of Dark Root Companion Novella) (2015)
Christmas in Dark Root: Merry's Gift (A Daughters of Dark Root Short) (Christmas, 2015)
Winner: 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novella
Winner: 2018 Nebula Award for Best Novella
Winner: 2018 Alex Award
Winner: 2018 Locus Award
One of the Verge's Best Books of 2017
A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller
A murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial Intelligence.
"As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure."
In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety.
But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern.
On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid — a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is.
But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
A gentleman and lady on the brink of matrimony…
Victoria loves Elijah.
Oliver loves Sophie.
Romance ought to be that simple. But with no dowry, Victoria cannot marry a pauper. Nor can Oliver wed the daughter of the woman who nearly ruined his parents’ life thirty years ago. Surely, a marriage based on mutual affection and friendship is enough.
But when all four are thrown together during a house party, Victoria and Oliver must decide between the duty to their families and following their own desires.
Whose heart must be broken?
In a world where magic is a science, Siobhan is a genius.
But even geniuses need schooling.
Siobhan has just been banned from the country's only magical university. As the unwitting accomplice to the theft of a priceless magical artifact, she has suddenly become a wanted criminal. There are fates worse than death, and if caught, she will face them. Unwilling to give up on her dream of becoming the world's most powerful sorcerer, she resolves to do whatever it takes to change her fate.
Even if it means magically disguising herself as a man and indebting herself to a gang of criminals to pay for University tuition.
With the coppers after her, the pressure of trying to keep her spot in the devilishly competitive magic classes, and the gang calling in favors to repay her debts, Siobhan will need every drop of magic she can channel.
The last time witchy car mechanic Victoria Fox did magic, she nearly blew up half a street. Oops. No more magic for her, but is a witch who doesn’t do magic still a witch?
Well, she does have a kitty familiar named Professor Studmuffin Salvitore III. She also has a knack for inviting magical trouble to her shop’s doorstep.
Like her business rival who shows up and offers her a deal. A tempting deal, but she shuts the door in his face anyway. Moments later, his star employee drops dead.
All roads lead to Victoria as the murderer. The problem? She didn’t do it. The other problem? Almost no one believes her.
It’s now up to her and her kitty familiar to prove she’s innocent. Tiptoeing closer to the truth could put them both in danger though. And it might just take a lead paw on the gas pedal to get them out.
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I'm Hailey Bradbury: Hedge Witch and Vampire.
My sire was staked moments after I was turned.
As a youngling, the Voodoo Queen adopted me. She taught me her art.
I've been working with the new Mistress of the Vampire Council.
She trained me in the ways of vampirism, the path of the night.
Witchcraft + Voodoo + Vampirism = what I call bloodwitchery.
Most witches won't mess with the power latent in blood.
It's dark. It's dangerous. But if you can master it...
You can harness the power of life itself.
Voodoo & Vampires: I'm supposed to seduce and assassinate the vampire king...
Witches & Wolves: A local coven is hunting wolf shifters...
Devils & Dragons: There's power in dragon blood. It's also delicious!
Ghouls & Grimoires: Dead men tell no tales. I can make them talk.
Faeries & Fangs: For the first time, one of my spells backfired...
Monsters & Mambos: You never realize how much your attitude can affect your life... until it manifests as a flesh-and-blood monster.
Wraiths & Warlocks: Wraiths are escaping vampire hell. Isn't that dandy?
Shifters & Shenanigans: I've been framed for murder...
Hailey Bradbury was only sixteen when she was turned seven years ago. She might be a young vampire—but she’s an accomplished badass witch. After all, only the most daring of witches dabble in blood magic.
Readers of Monroe’s Legacy of a Vampire Witch, Voodoo Academy series, or The Legend of Nyx, have encountered Hailey before. Now, she has come into her own. She may be a member of the Vampire Council. Her mentor might be the Voodoo Queen. But no one tells this blood witch what to do. The Blood Witch is an expansive action packed Urban Fantasy with a dose of closed door Paranormal Romance.
What are readers saying about The Blood Witch Saga?
★★★★★ Lots of breath holding suspense, twists and turns, with a bit of humor, will keep your attention from page one til the epic ending! (Amazon Reviewer, Wraiths & Warlocks)
★★★★★ Is it me, or is it getting hot in here? (Amazon Reviewer, Voodoo & Vampires)
★★★★★ This was an excellent Hailey book and I sure love this character. She is funny, goofy, kick butt, and strong. She knows how to be a vampire and a witch and doesn't take sass from anyone. She is one of my favorite characters from this world and she will bring a smile to your face when you are reading one of her books. The world building is well done and the storyline was entertaining and well rounded in this edition. (Amazon Reviewer, Wraiths & Warlocks)
★★★★★ If you like fantasy books with a myriad of voodoo/voudon associations, shape shifters, witches, demons, and more; then you're going to love reading Theo Monroe's stories. Start at the beginning and read them all, (Amazon Reviewer, Shifters & Shenanigans)
From the author of the international bestseller The Squeamish Vampire and the DC Coven series comes a time travel story where a young man with MacGyver-like skills must face ruthless ancient warriors. Good thing his companion is a mysterious young woman with exceptional fighting skills. Too bad she has her own agenda.
When Duncan decided to take a month off and travel around Europe, he never imagined where he would end up. Or when.
He wakes up in a world utterly different than the one he knew—a world with no GPS signal and no internet connection. Struggling with the societal norms, injustice, and inequity of the time, Duncan reluctantly accepts the help of a beautiful young woman, Alana, and her father.
With the threat of an attack looming over their heads, Duncan must use his knowledge of modern chemistry, physics, and cyber technology to stop an invading army and save an entire town along the way. Will he find a way to protect them and return home or die at the hands of the ruthless Celtic warriors?
For fans of Artemis—the visionary tour de force from “one of the grand masters of science fiction” (The Wall Street Journal).
Widely acknowledged as one of Robert A. Heinlein's greatest works, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress rose from the golden age of science fiction to become an undisputed classic—and a touchstone for the philosophy of personal responsibility and political freedom. A revolution on a lunar penal colony—aided by a self-aware supercomputer—provides the framework for a story of a diverse group of men and women grappling with the ever-changing definitions of humanity, technology, and free will—themes that resonate just as strongly today as they did when the novel was first published.
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress gives readers an extraordinary, thought-provoking glimpse into the mind of Robert A. Heinlein, who, even now, “shows us where the future is” (Tom Clancy).
What matters more than your health? And the health care system that is supposed to keep you healthy or fix your medical care problems? Very little.
Imagine learning more about this major social issue- and its problems- through an entertaining public health detective mystery story. A compelling tale that begins with the threat of a pandemic and moves on to something far more sinister.
The Theory of Irv provides a suspenseful journey through not just the storyline of the book’s plot, but an overview of American health policy. How it came to be a hundred years ago. How it has adapted in the last several decades. Perhaps more importantly, how we can fix it so we can have better health and health care for all Americans into the future.
Learn about the defects in the American health care system that create problems for the people that rely on it, like you. Many believe it to be broken, in need of fundamental repair. Meanwhile, solutions offered up to this have become a political football game, rife with politics and divisive ideology, none of which seem to make things better.
Our heroes must confront a myriad of obstacles and threats to solve the fictitious tale. Along the way, they must also deal with America’s broken health care system and the defenders of its status quo, and they try to resolve this too.
The Theory of Irv also tells part of the story of the not-for-profit Washington Health Foundation. Formed in 1992, WHF (washhealthfoundation.org) has worked to improve health and health care, including major health reform. With this book, it announces its intent to make another run at this proposition. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to WHF, with the hope that the resolution of the fictional story of Irv can finally become reality.
I’m Ivy Lane, and if I never see another faerie again, it’ll be too soon.
Twenty years after the faeries came and destroyed the world as we knew it, I use my specialist skills to keep rogue faeries in line and ensure humans and their magically gifted neighbours can coexist (relatively) peacefully.
Nobody knows those skills came from the darkest corner of Faerie itself.
When a human child disappears, replaced with a faerie changeling, I have to choose between taking the safe road or exposing my own history with the faeries to the seductively dangerous head of the Mage Lords. He’s the exact kind of distraction I don’t need, but it’s work with him or lose my chance to save the victims. It’ll take all my skills to catch the kidnappers and stop Faerie’s dark denizens overrunning the city — but if the faerie lords find out about the magic I stole last time I went into their realm, running won’t save me this time…
Jack Stapleton and his friends rule Las Vegas. They’ve got more money than they know what to do with, and Jack can have any woman he wants—except Ellie.
Rejection. That’s what I get for trying to save a girl who obviously doesn’t want saving.
Paying off her father’s debt so she can stop taking off her clothes for other people? That was a no brainer. Obviously, I hoped she’d fall victim to my irresistible charm. My selflessness.
I’ve offended her independent spirit, and instead of falling for me, she’s doing everything she can to avoid me. I should forget all about Ellie Masters, but I’m a sucker for her sassy smile and that fiery, luscious mouth.
I’m more than willing to take a gamble on this girl, but she’s made it clear I’m going to need more than luck to win her heart.
My momma raised me to believe that I don’t need a man. Except, apparently, I do.
And now that I owe a debt to a billionaire, I feel sick to my stomach.
It’s not like I’ll ever be able to pay him back.
The man is richer than God, and hotter than the Devil. When he’s next to me, I just about melt.
The last thing I want is to fall for a man like that.
The problem is, I think I already have…