It sounds like the plot to a steamy soap opera or an episode of E True Hollywood Story-By night a gigolo and stripper to politicians and very wealthy and well-known clientele, surrounded by fame, sex, drugs, and obscene amounts of money; by day, a heartbroken father embattled in a bitter custody battle with a former lover which eventually leads to his arrest. Overcoming his demons, he finds God, becomes a respected writer and musician traveling the country performing his one man show to sold out audiences and sharing his tumultuous story with thousands.
The final installment of the Claimed series. The series is being released in the following order. It is a 6-part series: Part 1 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RI7GCVY Part 2 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S7PC08A Part 3 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TUC7444 Part 4 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VPD0KQK Part 5 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WYKGUZ8 Part 6 - out now! The story continues in both Ivy and Jason´s points of view. Now that the child is born, Ivy must act as a mother for the first time in her life. No longer thinking about herself, but of others. She is not used to this type of responsibility but she has her friend to guide her through her journey. The one person she has learned who was put on earth to protect her all along, Ellie, her best friend. Jason will stand his ground; but as Ivy is exposed more to the world of the vampires, the question is… who will win?
Her life was all set…she had everything she had ever dreamed of. Promises of forever….
But promises can be broken. Alyson Almon, or Ally as she is called, finds this out in a tragic way. The emotional scars on her heart are ones only she can feel. With a change of location and a makeover she tries to start her life anew. She is drawn to a beautiful wedding and snaps some photos, capturing the love between the bride and her father. Luke McDerment, brother of the bride, is a man who is dealing with his own loss. Their paths cross when he spies her gorgeous photos and the instant attraction is something neither of them can deny. Luke, with the help of his family who also find themselves drawn to this haunted young woman, involve her in a project that throws her right in the middle of this loving, warm family. They have a Gala coming up and Ally is the perfect photographer to capture the moments. Ally is embraced by the family and finds that she needs the love and warmth this family gives so effortly.
She also finds the attraction to Luke is something she can’t deny. Can they fight the electricity between them and just walk away or will they let fate hand them the happy ending they both desperately need?
Check out this interview with the author on C-SPAN! In 1912, a revolutionary chick cries, "Strike down the wall!" and liberates itself from the "egg state." In 1940, ostriches pull their heads out of the sand and unite to fight fascism. In 1972, Baby X grows up without a gender and is happy about it. Rather than teaching children to obey authority, to conform, or to seek redemption through prayer, twentieth-century leftists encouraged children to question the authority of those in power. Tales for Little Rebels collects forty-three mostly out-of-print stories, poems, comic strips, primers, and other texts for children that embody this radical tradition. These pieces reflect the concerns of twentieth-century leftist movements, like peace, civil rights, gender equality, environmental responsibility, and the dignity of labor. They also address the means of achieving these ideals, including taking collective action, developing critical thinking skills, and harnessing the liberating power of the imagination. Some of the authors and illustrators are familiar, including Lucille Clifton, Syd Hoff, Langston Hughes, Walt Kelly, Norma Klein, Munro Leaf, Julius Lester, Eve Merriam, Charlotte Pomerantz, Carl Sandburg, and Dr. Seuss. Others are relatively unknown today, but their work deserves to be remembered. (Each of the pieces includes an introduction and a biographical sketch of the author.) From the anti-advertising message of Johnny Get Your Money's Worth (and Jane Too)! (1938) to the entertaining ons in ecology provided by The Day They Parachuted Cats on Borneo (1971), and Sandburg's mockery of war in Rootabaga Pigeons (1923), these pieces will thrill readers intrigued by politics and history--and anyone with a love of children's literature, no matter what age. Check out co-editor Philip Nel discussing this book on NPR here.
Mums are the powerhouse of the Australian economy - they're responsible for more than 80 per cent of consumer spending. How well do you know them? Whether you are a small business owner who needs to increase sales on a low budget, or a corporate marketing manager, wondering why you're not selling more of a certain product, award-winning businesswoman Katrina McCarter has important information that can help you become more profitable.
Marketing To Mums offers a simple 8-step framework that shows you how to successfully market your product or service to mums. - Recognise the diverse nature of mums - Avoid the nine mistakes most businesses make - Attract mums to your business, then turn them into raving fans - Harness the power of social media and word of mouth advertising - Grow your business through partnerships By understanding who mums really are and how they make decisions, you will increase sales and improve your bottom line without breaking the bank.
In countries that have managed to confront and cope with the challenges of food insecurity over the past two centuries, markets have done the heavy lifting. Markets serve as the arena for allocating society's scarce resources to meet the virtually unlimited needs and desires of consumers: no other mechanism can efficiently signal fluctuations in scarcity and abundance, the cost of labor, or the value of commodities. But markets fail at tasks that society regards as important; thus, governments have had to intervene to stabilize the economic environment and provide essential public goods, such as transportation and communications networks, agricultural research and development, and access to quality health and educational facilities. Ending hunger requires that each society find the right balance of market forces and government interventions to drive a process of economic growth that reaches the poor and ensures that food supplies are readily, and reliably, available and accessible to even the poorest households. But locating that balance has been a major challenge for many countries, and seems to be getting more difficult as the global economy becomes more integrated and stable. Food Security and Scarcity explains what forms those challenges take in the long run and short term and at global, national, and household levels. C. Peter Timmer, best known for his work on the definitive text Food Policy Analysis, draws on decades of food security research and analysis to produce the most comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of what makes a productive, sustainable, and stable food system--and why so many countries have fallen short. Poverty and hunger are different in every country, so the manner of coping with the challenges of ending hunger and keeping it at bay will depend on equally country-specific analysis, governance, and solutions. Timmer shows that for all their problems and failures, markets and food prices are ultimately central to solving the problem of hunger, and that any coherent strategy to improve food security will depend on an in-depth understanding of how food markets operate. Published in association with the Center for Global Development.