The Academy - The Bird and the Beetle

The Academy - The Bird and the Beetle


Author : C. L. Stone
Publisher : Arcato Publishing
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Read the first books from both of C. L. Stone's swoon-inducing Academy Series, together for the first time with the exclusive that fans have been begging for: Meeting Sang, an alternate POV story of how the Ghost Bird Series began. Introductions–Book 1 of the Ghost Bird Series With an agoraphobic mother and a barely-there father, Sang Sorenson abhors the isolation keeping her in the shadows. What she craves is a fresh start and to be accepted as ordinary, because for her, being different meant being cast out alone. When her family moves to a new school district, Sang infiltrates a group of boys, each nearly perfect in every way. Grateful for an influence outside of her parents’ negativity, she quickly bonds with the boys, hoping to blend in and learn from them what it means to have friends. Only the boys have secrets of their own and they’ll do anything to keep her safe from the knowledge of the mysterious Academy they've sworn allegiance to. Bit by bit, Sang discovers her friends are far from what she’d expected. Will her loyalty change when she's forced to remain in the dark, or will she accept that she's traded one house of secrets for another? Meet Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North in a story about differences and loyalty, truth and mystery, friendships and heart-throbbing intimacy. The Academy, ever vigilant. Thief – Book 1 of the Scarab Beetle Series Kayli Winchester is a dirt-poor girl living out of a hotel, forced to be the parent for a drunken father and teenage brother who she's desperate to keep in school. The only way she scrapes by is to utilize her one skill: pickpocketing. But even though she's a thief she has a moral code: no kids or old ladies, only targets who can defend themselves. Not that they see her coming... Thinking she's been working under the radar, Kayli has no idea The Academy has been watching and taking notice. Now a team that needs her skill has offered her a way out of her predicament and it's her last chance: work with them, or face jail time. Kayli resists at first, but slowly the boys reveal they can be trusted. With Marc, the straight man, Raven, the bad-boy Russian, Corey and Brandon the twins as different as night and day, and Axel their stoic leader, there's a lot Kayli can learn from these Academy guys about living on the edge of the law. If only she can stay on the good side instead of the bad. Especially when the job they offer her is more than any of them bargained for. After it's done, the hunters have become the hunted and their target is now after Kayli. The Academy boys do their best to keep her hidden, but a thief like Kayli will never sit still for long.


Ghost Bird - The Academy Omnibus Part 1

Ghost Bird - The Academy Omnibus Part 1


Author : C. L. Stone
Publisher : Arcato Publishing
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Books 1 - 4 in the wildly successful (and swoon-inducing) Academy Ghost Bird Series, together for the first time at a low price. This bundle includes an exclusive that fans have been begging for: Meeting Sang, an alternate POV story of how it all began. Introductions–Book 1 With an agoraphobic mother and a barely-there father, Sang Sorenson abhors the isolation keeping her in the shadows. What she craves is a fresh start and to be accepted as ordinary, because for her, being different meant being cast out alone. When her family moves to a new school district, Sang infiltrates a group of boys, each nearly perfect in every way. Grateful for an influence outside of her parents’ negativity, she quickly bonds with the boys, hoping to blend in and learn from them what it means to have friends. Only the boys have secrets of their own and they’ll do anything to keep her safe from the knowledge of the mysterious Academy they've sworn allegiance to. Bit by bit, Sang discovers her friends are far from what she’d expected. Will her loyalty change when she's forced to remain in the dark, or will she accept that she's traded one house of secrets for another? Meet Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North in a story about differences and loyalty, truth and mystery, friendships and heart-throbbing intimacy. The Academy, ever vigilant. First Days–Book 2 As a new student to Ashley Waters High School, Sang Sorenson hopes her new friends will be the change she’s been craving and will make fitting in a breeze. But Academy students aren’t there to take it easy at the overcrowded school rife with violence. When fights begin, Sang will uncover the true reason the boys traded in their private school lives for public ones. This year, Sang will no longer be invisible. This year, Sang is a target. The principal and vice principal are hot to take Sang down, and her own mother is determined to entrap Sang forever in her belief that the safest place to be is in the shadows. Despite this, Nathan, Luke, Kota, North, Silas, Victor, and Gabriel will discover Sang’s unyielding loyalty. And they will sorely need it. The Academy, supremely influential. Friends vs. Family–Book 3 Sang Sorenson is forced to suffer through another of her mother’s extreme punishments that almost kills her. The Academy boys vow it will be the last. They're determined to keep Sang safe, especially from her own family. Their solution: complete infiltration into her life. Kota, Luke, Silas, Nathan, Victor, Gabriel and North do everything within their power to show Sang what true loyalty means. It takes more than blood to make a family and they want Sang in theirs. Sang experiences a taste of freedom and what it’s like to truly be cared for, wanted. Sang learns a bit more about the boys’ broken families and they discover more than they ever imagined about Sang’s. The Academy was the answer to their problems. Could it be hers? Sang’s actions force her mother to reveal a startling truth that will change Sang’s and the boys’ lives in unpredictable ways. Forever. The Academy, Allegiance Forgiveness and Permission–Book 4 Sang Sorenson’s abusive mother is secure in a hospital and her father has vanished to a new family of his own, leaving Sang and her sister to fend for themselves. But Sang is never really alone. The Academy team has stepped in, promising to protect and care for her. Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North take over, showing Sang they can be depended on for anything. But just because her parents are away, doesn’t mean Sang’s life has become any easier. The newfound freedom will have a higher price than any of them could have imagined. Principal Hendricks now wants to use Sang to exploit Academy secrets. Mr. McCoy has his own dark plans for her. Enemies are closing in. Sang will need to believe in the boys, and the boys will need to trust her if they want to survive their rivals. And each other. The Academy, Relentless Trust


An Introduction to the Popular Religion and Folklore of Northern India

An Introduction to the Popular Religion and Folklore of Northern India


Author : William Crooke
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Pages : 420 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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Scarab Beetle: - The Academy Omnibus Part 1

Scarab Beetle: - The Academy Omnibus Part 1


Author : C. L. Stone
Publisher : Arcato Publishing
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Books 1 - 4 in the wildly successful (and swoon-inducing) Academy Scarab Beetle Series, together for the first time at a low price. This bundle includes: Thief - Book 1 Liar - Book 2 Fake - Book 3 Accessory - Book 4 Hoax - Book 5 (sneak peek)


Swahili Islamic Poetry: Introduction, The celebration of Mohammed's birthday, Swahili Islamic cosmology

Swahili Islamic Poetry: Introduction, The celebration of Mohammed's birthday, Swahili Islamic cosmology


Author : Jan Knappert
Publisher : Brill Archive
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Pages : 168 pages
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Ghost Bird - The Academy Omnibus Part 2

Ghost Bird - The Academy Omnibus Part 2


Author : C. L. Stone
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Books 5 - 8 in the wildly successful (and swoon-inducing) The Academy Ghost Bird Series, together for the first time at a low price. This bundle includes: Drop of Doubt - Book 5 Push and Shove - Book 6 House of Korba - Book 7 Touch of Mischief (Halloween short story) The Other Side of Envy - Book 8 The Healing Power of Sugar (sneak Peek)


Introduction to Conservation Genetics

Introduction to Conservation Genetics


Author : Richard Frankham
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 9780521639859
Pages : 642 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (639 users)

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Genetic diversity, biodiversity, population management.


Introduction to Classical Chinese

Introduction to Classical Chinese


Author : Kai Vogelsang
Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0198834977
Pages : 587 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (198 users)

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This textbook provides a comprehensive scholarly introduction to Classical Chinese and its texts. Classical Chinese is the language of Confucius and Mencius and their contemporaries, who wrote the seminal texts of Chinese philosophy more than 2,000 years ago. Although it was used as a living language for only a relatively short time, it was the foundation of Chinese education throughout the Imperial age, and formed the basis of a literary tradition that continues to the present day. This book offers students all the necessary tools to read, understand, and analyse Classical Chinese texts, including: step-by-step clearly illustrated descriptions of syntactic features; core vocabulary lists; introductions to relevant historical and cultural topics; selected readings from classical literature with original commentaries and in-depth explanations; introductions to dictionaries and other reference works on the study of ancient China; and a guide to philological methods used in the critical analysis of Classical Chinese texts. The extensive glossary provides phonological reconstructions, word classes, English translations, and citations to illustrate usage, while the up-to-date bibliography serves as a valuable starting point for further research.


The New Testament ... in the original Greek, with notes and introductions by C. Wordsworth

The New Testament ... in the original Greek, with notes and introductions by C. Wordsworth


Author : Christopher Wordsworth (bp. of Lincoln)
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Pages : 186 pages
Rating Book: 4.D/5 ( users)

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Prefaces and Introductions

Prefaces and Introductions


Author : W.B. Yeats
Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 1349062367
Pages : 370 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (349 users)

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This volume in The Collected Edition of the Works of W.B.Yeats brings together for the first time thirty-two introductions written for anthologies that he edited or for books by other writers. The introductions span the full length of his career. Their topics range from Irish legends and folklore to the design of graceful new Irish coins. The authors he discusses include William Blake, J.M.Synge, Lady Gregory, Oscar Wilde, Oliver St John Gogarty, Lionel Johnson and Rabindranath Tagore. Full explanatory notes and an index give the reader easy access to the volume's diverse array of topics. The text is reliable and accurate.


The Dramatic Works of Massinger and Ford. With an introduction, by Hartley Coleridge

The Dramatic Works of Massinger and Ford. With an introduction, by Hartley Coleridge


Author : Philip Massinger
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Pages : 750 pages
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Mass Media Research: An Introduction

Mass Media Research: An Introduction


Author : Roger D. Wimmer
Publisher : Cengage Learning
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ISBN : 1111789533
Pages : 480 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (111 users)

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MASS MEDIA RESEARCH: AN INTRODUCTION, 9e, begins with an overview of mass communication research and the ethics of research. It then explores each major approach to research, including qualitative research, content analysis, survey research, longitudinal research, and experimental research. The text continues with a section on data analysis and concludes with a forward-looking section on applying research methods to the primary areas of interest including print, electronic media, advertising, and public relations. Coverage of mass media research and the Internet, which was presented in a concluding chapter in the previous edition, has now been integrated as appropriate throughout the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


The Academy - The Other Side of Envy

The Academy - The Other Side of Envy


Author : C. L. Stone
Publisher : Arcato Publishing
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The Other Side of Envy is the eighth book in The Academy Ghost Bird Series. Sang Sorenson dreams of what life might be like for her in the Academy, but joining isn't as easy as simply writing an exam or passing an interview. She'll need to pull the team together to get them on her side in order for it to work, which is harder than it sounds. The boys will do anything to protect her, which, for some, means keeping her out. But that’s not all that’s going on in Sang’s complicated life. After a shocking revelation, Gabriel Coleman splinters himself off from everyone, avoiding not just his Academy team, but even going so far as to avoid Sang. Desperate to bring him back and get him on her side, Sang digs deep into his past to try to discover a way to reach out to him. His truth is riddled with tragic events, but with the help of Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Luke and North, she might be able to reach out to him before envy and despair drag him too far down to be saved. The Academy, Deeply Bonded


The Academy - Unsung Requiem

The Academy - Unsung Requiem


Author : C. L. Stone
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Victor Morgan’s entire life has been in the limelight. Groomed by his fierce mother as a piano prodigy, intent on using him to build a legacy for the Morgan name. But legacies require the utmost in care. Any little disaster can cause a mountain of problems. After a 17th birthday party ends in catastrophe, a fight with his parents sends Victor out into the world for the first time on his own. With his Academy team and Sang by his side, it’s everything he’s wanted for years. It’s his time to get out from under his parents’ oppressive control and finally be himself. But Victor is a local celebrity in the Charleston community. His name and face have been everywhere. His every move is noticed. When his actions lead to the risk of a very public exposure of himself and his team, including thwarting Sang’s chances at remaining a Ghost Bird, Victor realizes the life his mother built may jeopardize everything. The Morgan name may just be his downfall. There may be no escape. The only way to save Sang and his team might be to give up what he really wants more than anything: to finally be the real Victor Morgan. The Academy, Verismo


Celeste

Celeste


Author : C. L. Stone
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NOTE: This book was originally published as Smoking Gun. It has been significantly updated and is now the second in the Charleston's Leading Ladies series. Celeste Logan's never had a real career. But she's known as the sweetheart of Charleston after being the face of father's upscale real estate company. She's been in commercials since she was old enough to sit on his knee and beam her adorable smile and big doe eyes at the camera. Now she's grown, but her legacy as the adorable kid on TV lives on. When her father dies under suspicious circumstances, she tries to prove it wasn't an accident. But no one takes her seriously, treating her like the child she once was. Not even her best friends, the people she's grown up with, really think she's got any evidence. She's sure her father was murdered and she's double sure Mr. John Dixon, her father's jerkwad, right-hand guy, had something to do with it. Maybe everything. The months tick by as she's still trying to piece it together alone, getting nowhere. Until Diego Ramirez shows up. He's a clever, seductive, private detective. But the rub? He's working for Mr. Dixon as a security consultant. What is he helping Mr. Dixon to hide? Still, he's a good private dick with an open mind and starts to think maybe Celeste is onto something with her theories about her father's death. Especially after several attempts on Celeste's life make him think someone might be trying to silence Celeste. Forever. But can Celeste trust Diego when he's on Dixon's payroll? And can it be a coincidence that the attacks on her life only started after Diego came on the scene? Will Celeste ever see justice served in her father's murder? Or is she about to be the victim of her own? And is Diego right, when he says it could be one of her own closest friends?


Gabriel

Gabriel


Author : C. L. Stone
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The Academy: Ghost Bird series in a different look at the very beginning. Read Introductions with a whole new perspective--the boys'. Despite having eight great friends thanks to The Academy, what Gabriel Coleman really wants is a connection with someone special. However, he’s never had much luck with girls. He doesn't have the sleek looks, wealth, or charm like his friends. The Academy has helped him a lot since his family died in tragic accidents, and he'll always be grateful for what they've done for him, but he can't help wanting more. When his friends talk about the new girl they’ve met, Sang Sorenson, he's shocked to learn about the horrible things that are happening to her. He hasn’t even met her yet so there’s no way he could have guessed how sweet, considerate, and inquisitive she is. How could anyone think to do anything horrible to her? But he knows, if only by her haunted expression, there’s more to her than the sweet girl his friends are half in love with already. Of course, he's all in to help her. From the moment Gabriel and Sang meet, there's an immediate connection. She’s a girl who asks him questions, and seems genuinely interested in his answers. Seems genuinely interested in him. Gabriel wants to do the right thing by helping his friends keep an eye on her, but he can't shake the feeling that there's something more between him and Sang. He can only hope she sees it too. Keywords: Free, freebie, spies, family, young adult, child abuse, coming of age, friendship, action, adventure, YA, mysteries, thrillers, Charleston, academy, menage, reverse, harem, dysfunctional, relationships, social situations, sleuth, private detective, neglect, family, families, high, school, sibling, bullies, bullying, love, romantic, romance, teen, drama, love triangle, contemporary


Luke

Luke


Author : C. L. Stone
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The Academy: Ghost Bird series in a different look at the very beginning. Read Introductions with a whole new perspective--the boys'. Luke Taylor can’t seem to ever relate to his brother, North. They’re like night and day: North is rigid and intense where Luke is playful and a dreamer, his head often in the clouds. Being around each other too long can be difficult. The Academy and Luke’s friends helped to bring them together, and Luke will be forever grateful, but North is just no fun sometimes. Luke can’t wait for the new job at the high school this year. He’s eager to expand his friendship circle…and maybe having a project to focus on will help North blow off some steam. When the Academy hires the team on a small side job, Luke and North are forced to stick together. The brothers are on the job, but they struggle to communicate and work together. The rest of the team are reluctant and dragging their feet on their current mission. Something about a girl having trouble at home. Who is this Sang Sorenson and how can one shy, mysterious girl turn a dedicated Academy team upside down nearly overnight? The brothers need to find out. But if they can’t come together, they not only risk losing her but their differences might just tear the entire team apart.