Fifteen-year-old Ryiah enrolls at her realm's most notorious war school for those with magic. But there's a catch-only fifteen will be apprenticed. Competition is fierce and she trusts no one, especially the arrogant Prince Darren... Will she survive, or will her dream go down in flames?
Before the age of seventeen the young men and women of Jerar are given a choice –follow tradition, or pursue a trial year in one of the realm's three war schools to study as a soldier, knight or mage…For 15-year-old Ryiah the choice has always been easy. Become a warrior and leave the boring confines of her lowborn life behind. Set to enroll in the School of Knighthood on the eve of her next birthday, plans suddenly shift when her twin brother discovers powers. Hoping that hers will soon follow, she enrolls with Alex at the Academy instead –the realm's most notorious war school for those with magic.Yet when she arrives Ry finds herself competing against friend and foe for one of the exalted apprenticeships. Every “first-year” is given a trial year to prove their worth –and no amount of hard work and drive will guarantee them a spot. It seems like everyone is rooting for her to fail –and first and foremost among them Prince Darren, the school prod-igy who has done nothing but make life miserable since she arrived.When an accidental encounter leads Ryiah and Darren to an unlikely friendship she is convinced nothing good will come of it. But the lines become blurred when she begins to improve –and soon she is a key competitor for the faction of Combat… Still, nothing is ever as it seems –and when the world comes crashing down around her, Ry is forced to place faith in the one thing she can believe in –herself. Will it be enough?
"Stevie O'Neill, a young LA actress, recklessly marries visiting Robert Anderson and follows him to South Dakota. There, she discovers that her Hispanic/Irish ancestry doesn't bother her blue-eyed blonde in-laws, but her lack of domestic skills does ... Stevie's new existence is filled with adventures most city girls never experience-- or want to. Should she stick with [her Prince Charming]? At least for one more year?"--P.  of cover.
Fifteen-year-old Ryiah enrolls at her realm's most notorious war school for those with magic. But there's a catch'only fifteen will be apprenticed. Competition is fierce and she trusts no one, especially the arrogant Prince Darren? Will she survive, or will her dream go down in flames?
Before the age of seventeen the young men and women of Jerar are given a choice -follow tradition, or pursue a trial year in one of the realm's three war schools to study as a soldier, knight or mage...For 15-year-old Ryiah the choice has always been easy. Become a warrior and leave the boring confines of her lowborn life behind. Set to enroll in the School of Knighthood on the eve of her next birthday, plans suddenly shift when her twin brother discovers powers. Hoping that hers will soon follow, she enrolls with Alex at the Academy instead -the realm's most notorious war school for those with magic.Yet when she arrives Ry finds herself competing against friend and foe for one of the exalted apprenticeships. Every "first-year" is given a trial year to prove their worth -and no amount of hard work and drive will guarantee them a spot. It seems like everyone is rooting for her to fail -and first and foremost among them Prince Darren, the school prod-igy who has done nothing but make life miserable since she arrived.When an accidental encounter leads Ryiah and Darren to an unlikely friendship she is convinced nothing good will come of it. But the lines become blurred when she begins to improve -and soon she is a key competitor for the faction of Combat... Still, nothing is ever as it seems -and when the world comes crashing down around her, Ry is forced to place faith in the one thing she can believe in -herself. Will it be enough?
Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of baby joy has changed—and now, so has the new-baby bible. Announcing the completely revised third edition of What to Expect the First Year. With over 10.5 million copies in print, First Year is the world’s best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies don’t come with, but should. And now, it’s better than ever. Every parent’s must-have/go-to is completely updated. Keeping the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, First Year is easier-to-read, faster-to-flip-through, and new-family-friendlier than ever—packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too. Among the changes: Baby care fundamentals—crib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplements—are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot-button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non-toxic furniture). An all-new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today’s dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and “For Parents” boxes that focus on mom’s and dad’s needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.
Newly Expanded with More Expert Advice to Help You Build a Winning Real Estate Career Welcome to the world of real estate sales, and the start of an exciting new career! Your destiny is now in your hands. Along with endless opportunities, flexible hours, and the freedom to chart your own path, you also have the potential to earn fabulous amounts of money. All you need for total success is preparation. Revised and expanded, Your First Year in Real Estate contains the essential knowledge you need to start off right in today’s vastly changed real estate market, avoid common first-year missteps, and get the inside edge that will take you to the top. Real estate expert Dirk Zeller has compiled the industry’s proven secrets and strategies that will enable novice agents to hit the ground running and excel from day one. You’ll get the insider’s guide to: • Selecting the right company • Developing valuable mentor and client relationships • Using the Internet and social networking to stay ahead of the competition (NEW!) • Setting—and reaching— essential career goals • Staying on top in today’s challenging real estate climate (NEW!) • And so much more. Concise and thorough, Your First Year in Real Estate is like having the top coach right by your side. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Real Solutions and Advice from the Sales Trenches Why did you choose sales as a career? In a word, money! Your new profession has the potential to be both financially rewarding and personally satisfying. But let's face it: Your first year in sales will likely be your most challenging. So, is it possible to enjoy you new career and be a successful salesperson from day one? The answer is yes. Here, sales veteran Tim Connor offers proven strategies to overcome those first-year obstacles and position yourself for lifelong success. You'll find a wealth of savvy, step-by-step advice on how your skills and talents—your motivation, strengths, willingness to sacrifice, and expectations—can put you on the fast track to being a sales leader. Informative, inspirational, and motivational, this book is your personal mentor to start you on the right foot to a rewarding sales career. Be your best from your first sales call by knowing how to: ·Adopt an attitude for sales success ·Achieve the financial results you desire ·Create and maintain professional sales relationships ·Set—and reach—important career goals ·Obtain balance between your life and career ·And so much more! "Tim Connor is a master salesman—no one is more qualified to share wisdom on selling. Thanks, Tim, for a tremendous classic."—Chalie "Tremendous" Jones, full-time speaker, trainer and bestselling author
"The children's food guru' Daily Express'The Delia Smith of cooking for children' GuardianAnnabel Karmel is known and trusted by millions of parents for her unrivalled advice on feeding babies and children. Now, in association with Great Ormond Street Hospital, she puts her wide expertise and knowledge to use in a broader parenting arena, providing a comprehensive planner for you and your baby. Divided into clear, easy-to-find sections for pregnancy, 0-3 months, 4-6 months, 7-9 months and 10-12 months, Complete Baby Care Planner provides your optimum diet for pregnancy and ensures a healthy, happy, stress-free first year for you and your baby. With clear charts and tip boxes throughout, this is the book no parent can be without.--Essential, at-a-glance planners--Indispensable advice on feeding and superb recipes--Crucial information on the practicalities--Effective techniques to deal with crying and sleeping--Easy methods to encourage your child's development"
The Seasons of Serendipity are four years of imagined storyline for the Bennet daughters after supposing they lost their beloved father at the beginning of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. From Longbourn to Pemberley traces the first year of their lives, as each daughter of Robert Bennet fights for her own happily ever after. This is a boxed set of the previously published A Winter Wrong, A Spring Sentiment, A Summer Shame, and An Autumn Accord designed specifically for readers who want to sit down and enjoy the story as one novel as the novellas were planned to fulfill a story arc this way.
I thank God for the ability to write from my heart,something I have never been able to do before. The death of my son,John,has definitely given me a whole different perspective about life and death.So many emotions I've had to deal with these last five years, so draining, mentally and physically. By publishing my poetry and messages from God, I call my "GodWinks" I'm sharing my heart with the world.This book is about my love for my son, my heartbreak from his death,my healing and what I have gained in my life because of the love from my son and God.My relationship with God is so wonderful and I give to him all the Praise and Glory to where I am today.God continues to direct my path, he has shown me that I still have my son but in a different way. I pray that "WORDS FROM GOD THROUGH A GRIVING MOTHER'S HEART" will show you that "time" and "God" will give your heart comfort,peace and joy once again in your life.
An Actor's Guide-Your First Year in Hollywood should be required reading for any young actor headed to La-La Land with a dream in his heart and a shine on his shoes. Sure, it's a great guide to auditioning, getting a SAG card, finding an agent, landing parts, gaining exposure, and creating publicity-but it's also packed with real-world advice from a fellow actor. Getting to know Los Angeles, finding a place to live and a job to pay the bills. An Actor's Guide presents the whole picture, for career and for daily life. Remember to thank us when you're a big star!
Wild parties, late nights, and lots of sex, drugs, and alcohol. Many assume these are the things that define an American teenager’s first year after high school. But the reality is really quite different. As Tim Clydesdale reports in The First Year Out, teenagers generally manage the increased responsibilities of everyday life immediately after graduation effectively. But, like many good things, this comes at a cost. Tracking the daily lives of fifty young people making the transition to life after high school, Clydesdale reveals how teens settle into manageable patterns of substance use and sexual activity; how they meet the requirements of postsecondary education; and how they cope with new financial expectations. Most of them, we learn, handle the changes well because they make a priority of everyday life. But Clydesdale finds that teens also stow away their identities—religious, racial, political, or otherwise—during this period in exchange for acceptance into mainstream culture. This results in the absence of a long-range purpose for their lives and imposes limits on their desire to understand national politics and global issues, sometimes even affecting the ability to reconstruct their lives when tragedies occur. The First Year Out is an invaluable resource for anyone caught up in the storm and stress of working with these young adults.
Becoming a new parent is both exhilarating and overwhelming. Being thrust into a new world of responsibility for a tiny human being can leave you feeling unprepared for the task. Now, Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year gives the clear guidance new parents are looking for from the trusted experts at Mayo Clinic. This easy-to-use yet comprehensive how-to manual provides answers and explanations to the questions and concerns of new parents. From baby-care basics to month-by-month development to common illnesses to health and safety, this book covers it all. There’s also a wealth of tips and advice for couples coping with the many changes to daily life that come with parenthood, as well as full-color photography and graphics throughout the book. The companion book to Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy, this is the second in a series of parenting guides by Mayo Clinic’s pediatric experts who, as active parents, can personally relate to the joys and challenges of parenthood. Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year is a one-stop resource for caring for a newborn that all parents can trust. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mayo Clinic took root in farm fields near Rochester, Minn., in the late 1800s. It grew from the medical practice of a country doctor, William Worrall Mayo, and the partnership of his two sons, William J. and Charles H. Mayo – affectionately known as Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie. The brothers' innovative ideas and tireless work in learning and creating new surgical techniques attracted international attention. Physicians from around the world came to watch the Mayo brothers perform surgery. The Mayo brothers invited other doctors to join them, forming teams of medical experts. Today, Mayo Clinic – one of the world’s oldest and largest multispecialty group practices – comprises more than 45,000 physicians, scientists, nurses and other staff at its three locations in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale, Ariz., and its regional community-based health care practices.
Dr Gowri Motha is one the UK’s most respected obstetricians, working in holistic practice alongside Dr Yehudi Gordon. Her Gentle Birth Method has been hugely popular with celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow. Now she helps mothers in the first year after birth bond with their child and give them the best start in life.
An incomparable guide to every aspect of caring for an infant during the first year, jam-packed with the expert advice and real-world, mom-to-mom wisdom that makes BabyCenter the world’s number-one online parenting resource. First-time moms and dads all share the same concern: Is my baby happy, healthy, and behaving normally? Through extensive research, the trusted editors at BabyCenter, the world’s number-one parenting Web site with more than 4 million visitors a month, have created the ultimate bedside companion for new parents. This book (featuring all new content never before seen on the Web site) draws on nonjudgmental voices of BabyCenter’s team of advisors and the experiences of millions of parents to paint a detailed, accurate, and helpful picture of a newborn to 12-month-old. In it you’ll find: -step-by-step guides to the "firsts," including first feeding, first diaper change, first bath, and more -BabyCenter buzz: helpful advice from BabyCenter moms from all walks of life -Milestone reality checks: results from BabyCenter’s exclusive survey of more than 100,000 parents about what really happens when in their baby’s development -Decision guides: pros and cons of breastfeeding vs. formula feeding, cloth vs. disposable diapers, and more -Just for dads: involved dads find all the help they need to truly co-parent from day one -essential health guide helps anxious new parents spot and treat the most common illnesses of the first year
So you've made it through nine months of pregnancy and the birth itself. You're mum to a new baby. Congratulations! But while the first year of your baby's life brings much joy, it can also be a testing time. Chances are you'll have lots of questions about your new baby. With peer-to-peer guidance and tips from the members of Netmums plus key medical and developmental information from the experts, BABY'S FIRST YEAR has all the answers. Structured as a month-by-month guide, BABY'S FIRST YEAR offers advice on subjects from breastfeeding to sleep routines, from teething to baby-proofing your home. It tells you what you can expect at each stage of your child's development and how best to deal with any concerns you might have along the way. Helping you to make the most of what is both a challenging and wonderful time, BABY'S FIRST YEAR is an indispensable bible for the first crucial months of your baby's life.