L'intégrale de la série Le défi des frères Bradshaw, de Susan Andersen en exclu e-book ! Trois frères. Trois rencontres. Un seul sentiment : la passion. Tome 1 : Ce qu'on appelle l'amour Razor Bay... Voilà treize ans que Jake Bradshaw n’y avait pas remis les pieds. Treize ans au cours desquels il a parcouru le monde, bâtissant sa réputation de photographe de renom. Aujourd’hui, pourtant, il est de retour, prêt à affronter son passé. Son passé... mais aussi – et surtout – Austin, cet enfant qu’il a eu bien trop jeune et dont il était, à l’époque, incapable de s’occuper. Certes, Austin refuse désormais de le voir et lui a demandé, la voix pleine de colère, d’abandonner son droit de garde au profit d’une certaine Jennifer Salazar, sa tutrice depuis la mort de ses grands-parents. Mais il en est hors de question : il est son père, que diable ! Résolu à tenter de renouer avec ce fils qu’il n’a jamais pu oublier et que, malgré tout, il n’a jamais cessé d’aimer, Jake décide de confronter l’impétueuse Jennifer. Afin de, peut-être, réussir à la convaincre qu’il est désormais prêt à assumer ses responsabilités... Tome 2 : Le sentiment d'aimer RMax Bradshaw est un loup solitaire. Les relations amicales et amoureuses ? Très peu pour lui : il n’a besoin de personne. Pourtant, quand il fait la connaissance de Harper Summerville, nouvelle bénévole dans l’association d’aides aux jeunes délinquants à laquelle il apporte son concours, il est bouleversé. Avec ses yeux verts et ses longs cheveux frisés, Harper le touche en plein cœur. Mais elle est bien trop belle et distinguée pour lui, Max le sait. Alors, malgré le désir qu’il éprouve pour elle, parviendra-t-il à garder ses distances Tome 3 : Un lien si fort La nuit que Tasha a passée avec Diego a été la plus belle de sa vie. Mais cela, c’était avant qu’elle ne se retrouve derrière les barreaux d’une prison des Bahamas, accusée à tort de trafic de drogue. Elle en a toujours été persuadée : c’est Diego qui, ayant précipitamment quitté son lit au petit matin, l’a piégée... Alors, quand elle se retrouve face à lui lors d’une fête sept ans plus tard, elle est bouleversée. D’autant qu’il affirme être Luc Bradshaw, le demi-frère caché de Max et Jake, ses amis. Dès lors, Tasha ne pense plus qu’à une chose : le dénoncer au shérif et le voir emprisonné à son tour. Alors tant pis si, pour parvenir à ses fins, elle doit faire taire l’attirance irrépressible qu’elle éprouve toujours pour lui... A propos de l'auteur : A trente ans, Susan Andersen a une révélation : avec ce qu’elle a déjà vécu, elle a de quoi écrire un livre tout entier. Une révélation qui aboutit en 1989 à la publication de son premier roman. Habituée des listes de best-sellers du New-York Times, de USA Today et de Publishers Weekly, Susan Andersen écrit des histoires drôles, sexy, portées par des personnages attachants et pleins de vie. Elle vit dans le Nord-Ouest Pacifique avec son mari — et bien sûr avec ses deux chats, Boo et Mojo.
That Thing Called Love
Author: Susan Andersen
He's the last man on earth she should want… For a guy she's fantasized about throttling, Jake Bradshaw sure is easy on the eyes. In fact, he seriously tempts inn manager Jenny Salazar to put her hands to better use. Except this is the guy who left Razor Bay—and his young son, Austin, whom Jenny adores like her own—to become a globe-trotting photojournalist. He can't just waltz back and claim Austin now. Jake was little more than a kid himself when he became a dad. Sure, he'd dreamed of escaping the resort town, but he'd also truly believed that Austin was better off with his grandparents. Now he wants—no, needs—to make up for his mistake. He intends to stay in Razor Bay only until he can convince Austin to return with him to New York. Trouble is, with sexy, protective, utterly irresistible Jenny in his life, and his bed, he may never want to leave….
Incunabula in Transit
Author: Lotte Hellinga
Publisher: Library of the Written Word
In Incunabula in Transit Lotte Hellinga explores trade in early printed books in the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. Material evidence (typography, illumination, binding) and historical context deepen understanding of the evolving book trade. Eighteenth-century collectors changed early patterns of ownership.
Three Men In A Boat
Author: Jerome Klapka Jerome
Instead of memorizing vocabulary words, work your way through an actual well-written novel. Even novices can follow along as each individual English paragraph is paired with the corresponding French paragraph. It won't be an easy project, but you'll learn a lot.
Restoring Natural Capital
Author: James Aronson, Suzanne J. Milton, James N. Blignaut
Publisher: Island Press
How can environmental degradation be stopped? How can it be reversed? And how can the damage already done be repaired? The authors of this volume argue that a two-pronged approach is needed: reducing demand for ecosystem goods and services and better management of them, coupled with an increase in supply through environmental restoration. Restoring Natural Capital brings together economists and ecologists, theoreticians, practitioners, policy makers, and scientists from the developed and developing worlds to consider the costs and benefits of repairing ecosystem goods and services in natural and socioecological systems. It examines the business and practice of restoring natural capital, and seeks to establish common ground between economists and ecologists with respect to the restoration of degraded ecosystems and landscapes and the still broader task of restoring natural capital. The book focuses on developing strategies that can achieve the best outcomes in the shortest amount of time as it: • considers conceptual and theoretical issues from both an economic and ecological perspective • examines specific strategies to foster the restoration of natural capital and offers a synthesis and a vision of the way forward Nineteen case studies from around the world illustrate challenges and achievements in setting targets, refining approaches to finding and implementing restoration projects, and using restoration of natural capital as an economic opportunity. Throughout, contributors make the case that the restoration of natural capital requires close collaboration among scientists from across disciplines as well as local people, and when successfully executed represents a practical, realistic, and essential tool for achieving lasting sustainable development.
This unique text discusses the wide range of causes and pathophysiologic conditions contributing to recurrent implantation failure (RIF) and the current treatment approaches to best approach this challenging patient population. Beginning with a presentation of the mechanism of normal implantation, the physiologic synchrony between embryo and endometrium, and the roles of both gametes and embryos in RIF, the book then examines the various genetic, immune and environmental factors involved. Abnormalities of the hematologic and endocrine system, as well as those of the anatomy and microbiome, are described in detail. Last but no less important, the psychological stress and treatment of patients experiencing RIF is discussed. Assisted reproductive technology (ART) success has increased substantially over the past three decades. However, despite these advances, recurrent implantation failure is still a common issue confronting patients and clinicians, and RIF represents one of the greatest challenges in ART and remains a source of frustration and disappointment for patients, clinicians, and researchers involved in the process. Providing an in-depth investigation into the pathophysiology and biological mechanisms of RIF and its clinical management, this will be an excellent resource for reproductive endocrinologists and infertility specialists.
Author: Jodi Thomas
Publisher: HQN Books
From New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas comes the first book in a compelling, emotionally resonant series set in a remote west Texas town—where family can be made by blood or by choice Rancher Staten Kirkland, the last descendant of Ransom Canyon's founding father, is rugged and practical to the last. No one knows that when his troubling memories threaten to overwhelm him, he runs to lovely, reclusive Quinn O'Grady…or that she has her own secret that no one living knows. Young Lucas Reyes has his eye on the prize—college, and the chance to become something more than a ranch hand's son. But one night, one wrong decision, will set his life on a course even he hadn't imagined. Yancy Grey is running hard from his troubled past. He doesn't plan to stick around Ransom Canyon, just long enough to learn the town's weaknesses and how to use them for personal gain. Only Yancy, a common criminal since he was old enough to reach a car's pedals, isn't prepared for what he encounters. In this dramatic new series, the lives, loves and ambitions of four families will converge, set against a landscape that can be as unforgiving as it is beautiful, where passion, property and pride are worth fighting—and even dying—for.
Author: Peter Brooks
Publisher: Yale University Press
Realist Vision explores the claim to represent the world “as it is.” Peter Brooks takes a new look at the realist tradition and its intense interest in the visual. Discussing major English and French novels and paintings from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Brooks provides a lively and perceptive view of the realist project. Centering each chapter on a single novel or group of paintings, Brooks examines the “invention” of realism beginning with Balzac and Dickens, its apogee in the work of such as Flaubert, Eliot, and Zola, and its continuing force in James and modernists such as Woolf. He considers also the painting of Courbet, Manet, Caillebotte, Tissot, and Lucian Freud, and such recent phenomena as “photorealism” and “reality TV.”
Why has the mild mannered Dr Jekyll suddenly begun to associate with the ugly and violent Mr Hyde? And why are they never seen together? When Jekyll’s old friend Utterson tries to solve these mysteries he uncovers a horrific story of suffering and brutality that eventually leads to the terrible revelation of Mr Hyde’s true identity. Accompanied here by three other memorable stories of horror, murder and the supernatural, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic literature by Robert Louis Stevenson, and one of the most potent and enduring of modern myths. This beautiful edition of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde & Other Stories features an afterword by playwright and screenwriter Peter Harness. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector’s Library is a series of beautifully bound gift editions of much loved classic titles.
Focuses on the effects of natural products and their active components on brain function and neurodegenerative disease prevention. Phytochemicals such as alkaloids, terpenes, flavanoids, isoflavones, saponins etc are known to possess protective activity against many neurological diseases. The molecular mechanisms behind the curative effects rely mainly on the action of phytonutrients on distinct signaling pathways associated with protein folding and neuro-inflammation. The diverse array of bioactive nutrients present in these natural products plays a pivotal role in prevention and cure of various neurodegenerative diseases, disorders, or insults, such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Huntington's Disease, traumatic brain injury, and other neuronal dysfunctions. However, the use of these antioxidants in the management of neurodegenerative conditions has so far been not well understood. This is a comprehensive collection addressing the effects on the brain of natural products and edible items such as reservatrol, curcumin, gingerol, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and marine products.
This handbook is the definitive reference text for the study of ‘dark tourism’, the contemporary commodification of death within international visitor economies. Shining a light on dark tourism and visitor sites of death or disaster allows us to better understand issues of global tourism mobilities, tourist experiences, the co-creation of touristic meaning, and ‘difficult heritage’ processes and practices. Adopting multidisciplinary perspectives from authors representing every continent, the book combines ‘real-world’ viewpoints from both industry and the media with conceptual underpinning, and offers comprehensive and grounded perspectives of ‘heritage that hurts’. The handbook adopts a progressive and thematic approach, including critical accounts of dark tourism history, dark tourism philosophy and theory, dark tourism in society and culture, dark tourism and heritage landscapes, the ‘dark tourist’ experience, and the business of dark tourism. The Palgrave Handbook of Dark Tourism Studies will appeal to students and scholars with an interest in aspects of memorialisation and morality in sociology, death studies, history, geography, cultural studies, philosophy, psychology, business management, museology and heritage tourism studies, politics, religious studies, and anthropology.
This is a study of the social and cultural implications of the growth of governance in England in the century after 1550. It is principally concerned with the role played by the middling sort in social and political regulation, especially through the use of the law. It discusses the evolution of public policy in the context of contemporary understandings, of economic change; and analyses litigation, arbitration, social welfare, criminal justice, moral regulation and parochial analyses administration as manifestations of the increasing role of the state in early modern England.
Author: Susan Andersen
From New York Times bestselling author Susan Andersen, a classic tale of a good girl, a bad boy and the chemistry they can't resist… Jane thinks nothing can make her lose her cool. But the princess of propriety blows a gasket the night she meets the contractor restoring the Wolcott mansion. Devlin Kavanagh's rugged sex appeal may buckle her knees, but the man is out of control! Jane had to deal with theatrics growing up—she won't tolerate them in someone hired to work on the house she and her two best friends have inherited. Dev could renovate the mansion in his sleep. But ever since the prissy owner spotted him jet-lagged and hit hard by a couple of welcome-home drinks, she's been on his case. Yet there's something about her. Jane hides behind conservative clothes and a frosty manner, but her seductive blue eyes and leopard-print heels hint at a woman just dying to cut loose!
Author: Susan Andersen
When old enemies are thrown together, all bets are off… Way back in high school, golden boy Cade Gallari publicly revealed he'd slept with "fat girl" Ava Spencer to win a bet. Now a decade older and a head turner with her own concierge business, Ava isn't the gullible dreamer she once was— and she plans to prove it when Cade, hotter than ever, breezes back into town with an offer she can't refuse. A documentary film producer, Cade is shooting a movie about the mysterious mansion Ava inherited. And he wants her as his personal concierge. She's certainly professional enough to be at his beck and call without giving him everything he wants. Like another shot at having her in his bed. But Ava doesn't count on Cade's determination. Because he's never gotten over her— and he's not above playing dirty to score a second chance at a red–hot future…
On Thin Ice
Author: Susan Andersen
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Blood At first, the victims seem random, casualties of bad luck or bad judgment. But the body count keeps growing, until there's no denying the trail of death that makes its way from city to city. And always, it leads right to Sasha Miller's door. Runs Sasha's ice-skating career was almost destroyed when her partner was jailed on drug charges. Through sheer determination she rebuilt her life, yet lately, she can't shake the feeling she's being watched. Undercover DEA agent Mick Vinicor was convinced Sasha had something to hide. Now he's realizing how much she has to fear. . . Cold The nightmare has begun again. But this time, the stakes are much higher. Someone has been waiting to make Sasha pay--someone who'll show her that vengeance is twisted, merciless, and colder than the grave. . . "Riveting and absorbing. . .sensual and emotional. . .dynamic suspense." –Romantic Times