Catalonia provides a thorough survey of Catalonia's politics, society, culture, and economy. It traces Catalonia's political and economic insertion within Spain, paying particular attention to the terms of Catalonia's political autonomy.
With a loan shark at her door, can Louisa accept the protection of the brothers Freed? After her mother's sudden death, abandoning the brothers Freed in the French Alps had been a knee-jerk reaction. Now she is alone once more. When a loan shark comes knocking on her door demanding payment for her mother's debt, Louisa finds herself in danger from a merci criminal. Saved from a brutal beating, Bryce Freed offers her the safety of the Freed family home, a job within their company and a warm spot in their beds. With few other options, Louisa finds herself agreeing to his offer.
But she isn't sure which scares her more; the man after her money, or the men after her heart. Storm of Seduction is the second book in the Brothers Freed series. The first book, Avalanche of Desire, is currently in the Snow & Seduction box set and will be re-released with extended chapters before this book releases in March. This is a reverse harem story and for 18+ readers. Coming soon: Avalanche of Desire - book one in the Brothers Freed series (re-releases late February) Coming Soon: Dawn of Love – book three in the Brothers Freed series.
A disturbing, science fiction vision of the possible future of post rust-belt America. Reg Stratton is a bouncer eking a life out in the decaying Wilds just outside of Detroit in a pseudo post-oil collapse. But when he gets sucked into a making a little money on the side by tasking out his time via an anonymous app, he finds himself in the middle of a riot that could change his life, the city, maybe even the world… as long as Reg keeps cool and makes the right choice. This novella was originally a part of the award nominated Metatropolis series, edited by John Scalzi and Jay Lake. Now on sale for the first time ever! "...a fascinating shared urban future..." -Booklist (on METAtropolis) "Each story shines... - Publishers Weekly (on METAtropolis) "Metatropolis is about as Green Punk as it can get..." -Booktionary.com
Part dark fairy tale, part mystery, Yiza is the story of three home street children on the run. One evening, not long after her arrival in Germany, six-year-old Yiza is abandoned at the market where she spends her days. At a shelter for migrant children she meets two boys, Schamhan and Arian, and together they run away. Trekking through snowy forests and housing settlements, they evade police custody, subsisting on the margins of society and doing whatever it takes to survive. Both boys are protective of Yiza but are blind to the moral and emotional complexities of their actions. When Yiza falls ill they take shelter in a greenhouse and Arian spends his days begging for food and medicine, but before long they are discovered. When Yiza is illicitly taken into foster care and confined the novel reaches its brutal denouement as we see that Schamhan and Arian will do anything to be reunited with her. Narrated in simple language and with an innocent charm that belies its social reality, Yiza is a pertinent and timely tale of displacement and suffering.
Ghost stories from the Texas Hill Country
B01N74I9O8 Alternate Cover Edition Do you believe in angels? What about angels with attitude? Abigail Benson’s life could have ended when a car crash on a wet, deserted Southern California road leaves her injured, and barely conscious. Instead, a mysterious stranger keeps her awake until help arrives, before vanishing without a trace, leaving Abbie to wonder if she has a Guardian Angel watching over her. When she meets the intriguing Beck, she quickly learns that not only are angels real, but so are demons, and her life is balanced precariously between the two; her Guardian Angel and soulmate, and the terrifying Silas whose demonic power can send her to an eternal hell of pain and torture.
As the age-old war between good and evil manifests in a battle for her life, nobody is safe until Abbie realizes her purpose, and the young lovers find themselves racing against time and fate in an ethereal love story that challenges the very meaning of life and death.
Silver Winner 2010 IP'S Living Now Award 1st Runner Up 2010 Eric Hoffer Award Endorsement - 2010 IP's Highlighted Title Award Finalist 2010 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord Magazine Finalist 2010 USA Best Book Award Hojo Undo means supplementary training, and using these tools is the key for developing the devastating power of karate techniques.
Without Hojo Undo, a practitioner cannot reach the profound strength levels required for a lifetime of karate training. This book details how to construct and use many training tools; provides accurate mechanical drawings, comprehensive training methods, and an historical context to understand why Hojo Undo was created in old Okinawa. Warm up exercises Detailed construction drawings Build your own Hojo Undo tools! Learn how to use the tools to develop devastating power Link your increased power to fighting techniques Hear what Okinawan Masters say about Hojo Undo training"