Marked by a symbol, both inside and out. For as long as he can remember, Caleb has grown up in the Academy, a military school founded just after the outbreak of civil war in Delvondia. The students there train every day to be better soldiers so that when King Edric calls upon the Academy's aid, they'll be ready. The lifestyle is rigorous, but Caleb manages to stay out of trouble with the instructors by following a simple set of survival rules: 1. Always answer when a question is asked of you. 2. When you do respond, say what they want to hear, regardless of the truth. 3. Never be last. 4. Never be first. This is the system Caleb and his friends use to keep out of harm's way, and it has never failed them. But then King Edric decides to push for the war's conclusion, and the Academy instructors are pressured to create even stronger soldiers. Caleb is pulled into situations he never expected to be in before. He faces new challenges that arise from his ranking, from his friends, and even from the outside world, and he doesn't know where he can turn. His Academy system for survival breaks down, and he is left to find the answers on his own. But as Caleb makes decisions for himself and others, one question is always in the back of his mind: What if I'm wrong?
The moment you think you have it all is when it all vanishes right before your eyes. He had one final mission, but who knew it would go wrong? Kaleb Maverick is now fighting for his life. The life he wants to share with the woman he loves. The Fire inside him not only burns for her, it sizzles. Jade Elliott has lost one man in her life. She's determined not to lose another. The coldness in her heart can't handle another loss like that. She refuses to let Kaleb go. He's the Fire to her Ice. She's the Ice to his Fire. Together they cause an explosion so hot that someone is bound to get torched.
Thirty-five beautiful girls. Thirty-five beautiful rivals...And only one will claim Prince Maxon's heart. THE SELECTION is the epic no. 1 New York Times bestselling series. Now available in a five-book boxed set. THE SELECTION is the chance of a lifetime and 17-year-old America Singer should feel lucky. She has been chosen for the reality TV lottery in which the special few compete for gorgeous Prince Maxon's love. Swept up in a world of elaborate gowns, glittering jewels and decadent feasts, America is living a new and glamorous life. And the prince takes a special interest in her, much to the outrage of the others. Rivalry within The Selection is fierce and not all of the girls are prepared to play by the rules. But what they don't know is that America has a secret - one which could throw the whole competition...and change her life forever. The story continues in THE HEIR and THE CROWN as America's daughter undertakes her own Selection - who will she choose? Is she destined for true love? Prepare to swoon with all five books in THE SELECTION series
The first three novels in Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series—now available in one beautiful box setPrepare to be swept into a world of breathless fairy-tale romance, swoonworthy characters, glittering gowns, and fierce intrigue perfect for readers who loved Divergent, Delirium, or The Wrath & the Dawn.For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want.Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined. This three-book box set also includes a bonus epilogue to The One!
The first four novels in Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series—now available in one beautiful box setPrepare to be swept into a world of breathless fairy-tale romance, swoonworthy characters, glittering gowns, and fierce intrigue perfect for readers who loved Divergent, Delirium, or The Wrath & the Dawn.In The Selection, The Elite, and The One, thirty-five girls enter the competition of a lifetime. The Selection is a chance to escape a rigid caste system, live in a palace, and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and competing for a crown she doesn’t want.Then America meets Prince Maxon—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.In The Heir, Princess Eadlyn becomes the first ever princess of Illéa to hold a Selection of her own—but she doesn’t believe that any of her thirty-five suitors will capture her heart…
Inside this Collectible book, you will learn the historical facts, origins and traditions of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta, Alpha Phi Alpha as well as the important lingo of the original eight African American Fraternities and Sororities. A one-of-a-kind collectible book that you will want to keep forever!
Finally the truth is presented about the assassinations of President Abraham Lincoln, President John F. Kennedy, Senator/Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, and Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. This book tells who the real shooters were, where they were when they fired their shots, who organized these events, the motivations behind these killings, and who wrote the checks to pay the killers. It also provides the minutes of U. S. Senate hearing where U.S. Government officials were exposed as they committed terrible acts against U.S. citizens.
Since its founding in 1951, the Epidemic Intelligence Service has waged war on every imaginable ailment. When an epidemic hits, the EIS will be there to crack the case, however mysterious or deadly, saving countless lives in the process. Over the years they have successfully battled polio, cholera, and smallpox, to name a few, and in recent years have turned to the epidemics killing us now—smoking, obesity, and gun violence among them. The successful EIS model has spread internationally: former EIS officers on the staff of the Centers for Disease Control have helped to establish nearly thirty similar programs around the world. EIS veterans have gone on to become leaders in the world of public health in organizations such as the World Health Organization. Inside the Outbreaks takes readers on a riveting journey through the history of this remarkable organization, following Epidemic Intelligence Service officers on their globetrotting quest to eliminate the most lethal and widespread threats to the world’s health.
Broken Silence of the elite, is a tell-all,gritty,fast- paced auto-biography of Laushaun Robinson, a man who was thrust to a life on the streets to make his on way. Robinson finally breaks his silence and reveals his friend and prominent track and field star Tim Montgomery working as a federel informant, as well as his involvement in a lucrative five-million- backdoor check-writing shceme involving Montgomery and his then-fiancee Marion Jones. Robinson finally brings to light the sordid details of his brief marriage to Donna Bly, sister of NFL cornerback, Dre' Bly Broken Silence of the Elite provides the reader with an inside look a Robinson's infamous rise in the underground world, depicting a tumultuous life on the inner city streets of Norfolk, Va, the consuming world of drug in New York city and dismal existence surrounding the docks of Va. Robinson will take his reader through the close world that only exist to those with membership.You will be shocked and intrigued by Robinson conscious decision to become a changed man spirtually, giving his life over to God.
Hot military men and the women who love themGet both Slow Burn - A Novel and On The Run - The Complete Series in this limited edition box set!Slow Burn: One steamy night changes everything.Hard-bodied, ex-Marine Nick Adams is sick of climbing the walls in his civilian life. In an attempt to hold his sanity together, he takes a day trip to the small, beach town of Holiday Cove. In a moment of serendipity, he's offered the escape he needs from his mundane life behind a bar—and jumps at it without question. It's only a three-month assignment, but it doesn't take him long to lock his sights on the town’s most eligible bachelorette. Her pink-streaked hair, wicked smile and curvy ass are tempting as hell. Carly Roberts has her hands full for the summer—babysitting her seventeen-year-old sister, Alesha. She doesn't have time for the hottie transplant, but that doesn't mean she can't take a few peeks at his firm backside when he's not looking! Between running her coffee shop, and trying to keep Alesha out of trouble, she finds herself stretched to the limits and the last thing on her mind is a hot ass Marine with a swagger and a twinkle in his eye straight from the devil himself. Nick wraps his strong arms around Carly just as she's about to break—she feels safe—for the moment. Protected. But she still doesn't trust anyone with what's left of her battered heart. And now that the slow burn has turned into a fiery inferno…he can’t let her go! Don't miss this small town love story about a sexy, hot-ass Marine and the girl who is afraid to fall in love.Slow Burn is a standalone novel, but goes along with the Military Fighter Pilot stories of Boomer - The Elite and Player - The Elite, set in the sleepy small beach town Holiday Cove. Both series are available on Amazon!On The Run: What she needs is a hero. What he needs is her.Chase Hart is an ex-Navy SEAL who runs high end security detail and covert Government operations with the CIA. When his brother, divorce attorney Matt, calls with a special request, he takes the job—no questions asked.Melissa O'Keefe is done living under the tyrannical rule of her husband, real estate billionaire, Henry O'Keefe. She's prepared to take their young son and build a new life. But when Henry conspires to have her killed—she finds herself caught in a dangerous game of cat and mouse, with her survival—and her son's—at stake.Chase has protected a lot of beautiful women in his lifetime, but what he doesn't count on is falling in love with the woman he's protecting now. And Melissahas a secret that will change their life forever.This is the complete three part series, On The Run, and goes along with the Military Fighter Pilot stories of Boomer - The Elite and Player - The Elite, from the sleepy small beach town Holiday Cove. Both series are available on Amazon!
This book, The Elite Way, is designed to give men straightforward rules about dating and relationships without the filter of political correctness. To some, the concept of rules as they pertain to relationships may seem rigid, cold or calculating. After all, we have been taught that relationships are supposed to be based on spontaneity, chance encounters, luck and uncontrollable emotions. Any game or situation you get into has to have rules for there to be order. If you play a game like blackjack or poker, it is gambling, but it is also a game of strategy. That's why poker is often considered a sport. Understanding and effectively dealing with women is a sport. That's why men who have mastered certain strategies to get women are often called "players." Best selling author and world renowned "Game Advisor" Tariq Elite (The Art Of Mackin, Play Or Be Played,The Mack Within,etc) breaks down the 10 essential rules that every man should know in order to effectively deal with women. Comprehending these rules will help any man master the sport of dating and relationships.
Julia Ashland walked away from Mitch Osborn when a scandal rocked her world following the diving world championships. Now she’s face to face with him again at the biggest event of the year – the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Not only must she fight her attraction to him, she has to fight to prove she earned her position on the diving team. Mitch Osborn is the darling of the swimming world. Competing at his third Olympics his focus is on increasing his personal gold medal tally not rekindling a relationship with Julia—the woman who publicly humiliated him with another member of the swim team. Now thrown back together at the Olympics, will their competitive natures take hold or will they be fighting to win each other’s hearts once more.
Madison Montgomery comes from money and power, but when someone close to her commits the ultimate crime, Madison must live with her tainted name for the rest of her life. When she begins Riverside Preparatory Academy, the private school her father has swept her into in The Hamptons, she hopes for a fresh start. What she wasn't hoping for was the pack of bad boys who run the school; ten, to be exact. When Madison gains the attention of their leader, Bishop Vincent Hayes, a whole new world that she didn't think existed is exposed to her. A whole world that starts and ends with The Elite Kings Club and these boys, are about to flip her world upside down. Secrets are overflowing and family lies are about to be exposed. Is there more to Madison Montgomery than even she knows?
The Creative Destruction of New York City tells the story of fifteen years of shocking urban changes under the administrations of Bloomberg and de Blasio, and identifies the urban regime of city producers who are rebuilding cities like New York for a brand new global class of super-wealthy city consumers. Bill de Blasio's campaign rhetoric focused on a tale of two cities: rich and poor New York. He promised to value the needs of poor and working-class New Yorkers, making city government work better for everyone-not just those who thrived during Bloomberg's tenure as mayor. But well into de Blasio's administration, many critics think that little has changed in the lives of struggling New Yorkers, and that the gentrification of New York City is only expanding at record pace across the Five Boroughs. Despite the mayor's goal of creating more affordable housing, Brooklyn and Manhattan sit atop the list of the most unaffordable housing markets in the country. It seems that the old adage is becoming truer: New York is a place for only the very rich and the very poor. In The Creative Destruction of New York City, critical urban scholar Alessandro Busà travels to neighborhoods across the city, from Harlem to Coney Island, from Manhattan's Far West Side to East New York, to tell the story of fifteen years of drastic rezoning and rebranding, updating the tale of two New Yorks. There is a gilded city of sky-high glass towers where Wall Street managers and foreign billionaires live-or merely store their cash. And there is another New York: a place where even the professional middle class is one rent hike away from displacement. Despite de Blasio's rhetoric, the trajectory since Bloomberg has been remarkably consistent. New York's urban development is changing to meet the consumption demands of the very rich, and real estate moguls' power has never been greater. Major players in real estate, banking, and finance have worked to ensure that, regardless of changes in leadership, their interests are safeguarded at City Hall. The Creative Destruction of New York City is an important chronicle of both the success of the city's elite and of efforts to counter the city's march toward a glossy and exclusionary urban landscape. It is essential reading for everyone who cares about affordable housing access and, indeed, the soul of New York City.
The second book in Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection seriesWith even more glamour, intrigue, and swoon-worthy romance, this sparkling sequel to The Selection will captivate readers who loved Veronica Roth’s Divergent, Lauren Oliver’s Delirium, or Renée Ahdieh’s The Wrath & the Dawn.Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection, and to win Prince Maxon’s heart. Now six girls remain, and the competition is fiercer than ever—but America Singer is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it Prince Maxon—and life as the queen—that she wants? Or is it still Aspen, her first love?
History has referenced him but not by name. The leaders of the Elite race thought they had imprisoned him forever, they were wrong. Vercin has returned from his captivity to extract vengeance on the world and claim his throne once again. The Elite race is at the brink of war, but all hope is not lost. Connor Moore has passed the trials, the ancient set of tests designed to prove or disprove would be judges. His problems; however, are far from over. Vercin has discovered a way to dormant the Elite gene. What makes matters worse is that he also has Laren. Connor is soon faced with choices that will not only impact him but the future of the world. The board is set, the pieces are ready and the fate of the world will be decided by the victor. Book #1 The Beast WithinBook #2 The TrialsBook #3 The Judge
The first three novels in Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series are available together in one ebook collection, along with the first two novellas in the series. Prepare to be swept into a world of breathless fairy-tale romance, swoonworthy characters, glittering gowns, and fierce intrigue perfect for readers who loved Divergent, Delirium, or The Wrath & the Dawn.For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want.nThen America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.Before America arrived at the palace to compete in the Selection, there was another girl in Prince Maxon’s life. In The Prince, follow Maxon from the week before the Selection begins through the first day of the competition.Raised as a Six, Aspen Leger never dreamed that he would find himself living in the palace. In The Guard, get an inside look at Aspen’s life as a palace guard—and the truth about his world that America will never know.
From Book 1: If only it were as simple as love triangles, werewolves and vampires...Once eighteen-year-old Connor Moore stumbles across an almost human species, he is faced with history’s darkest secret, a daunting future, and a love life he can’t even begin to explain.Concealed throughout the pages of time, there has been a powerful race of human-like creatures manipulating mankind. This Elite race is made up of five ruling families, who have obeyed The Law and remained content to keep their identities a mystery. Now after centuries of secrecy, an ancient foe is forcing them out of hiding.When a dark-haired mystery woman named Laren crosses Connor’s path his life is turned upside down. Soon Connor is taken on a heart-pounding journey that leads to a startling discovery of who he really is and a daunting future of what he is to become.
Major John L. Plaster recalls his remarkable covert activities in SOG from 1969 to 1971 in Vietnam. Code-named the Studies and Operations Group, SOG was a secret operations force in Vietnam, the forerunner of today’s Delta Force and Navy SEALs. Exceptionally skilled Green Berets, they were the most highly decorated unit in the war. Although their chief mission was disrupting the Ho Chi Minh Trail—the main North Vietnamese supply route into South Vietnam—SOG commandos rescued downed helicopter pilots and fellow soldiers, and infiltrated deep into Laos and Cambodia to identify bombing targets, conduct ambushes, mine roads, and capture North Vietnamese soldiers for intelligence purposes. Always outnumbered—often by as much as 100 to 1—SOG commandos matched wits in the most dangerous environments with an unrelenting foe that hunted them with trackers and dogs. Ten entire teams disappeared and another fourteen were annihilated. In Secret Commandos, John L. Plaster vividly describes these unique warriors who gave everything fighting for their country—and for each other.