Author: PJ Trebelhorn
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
Cassidy Holmes doesn’t want a “real” job. Buying storage units and selling the contents isn’t the easiest way to survive, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. She has no desire for a relationship, but when she meets Erica, everything she thought she wanted begins to change. Erica Jacobs is a career postal worker with odd hours. Who wants to date a woman who’s asleep by eight o’clock every night? She yearns for the type of relationship her parents have, but finding the right woman isn’t easy. Cass likes taking a gamble on storage units, but not in her love life. Erica might very well be the one, but Cass is determined to fight it. Every step of the way.
Author: Britni Hill
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Taking a Gamble is a flirty and funny romantic comedy about what happens when your life takes a turn and your best friend's twin starts hitting on you. Who knew a weekend in Vegas could change everything about your life? Not me. I went to there to get married. Kind of. That was the plan. Until it wasn't anymore. I had the perfect dress, an awesome venue, and my closest friends with me. What was missing? My groom. That's right. He bailed. It's all going to be okay. Some things are just meant to be. What better city than Vegas to leave it to chance? Maybe that's how I woke up as Gabby Thomas and went to bed Mrs. Brennan ...
Author: Kalissa Alexander
[Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Menage a Quatre Romance, M/F/M/M, consensual BDSM, sex toys, HEA] Jenny Clayton returns home to the town of Brilliance to find that her mother’s life is falling apart and the man she is seeing, Jack Rowan, is the catalyst. However, Jack’s handsome sons, Luke and Adam, along with their sexy cousin Justin, are convinced that Jenny’s the problem and not their father. The three men have no intention of allowing her to come between two people who, in their minds, are destined to be together. When they confront Jenny, she finds herself more than a target of their anger. They force her to question everything she thought she knew. However, Luke, Adam, and Justin don’t know her mother’s secret. If she tells them, she will not only betray her mother’s trust but ruin whatever chance she has for a normal life. Will Jenny’s ultimate sacrifice to save her mother be enough, or is she the one that needs saving now? Note: There is no sexual relationship or touching for titillation between or among siblings or cousins. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
Author: Diane Rae Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Up-to-date, guided support to help women with a gambling problem achieve the rewards of a hopeful life, free of addiction Up-to-date, guided support to help women with a gambling problem achieve the rewards of a hopeful life, free of addiction Today, more than five million women in the United States struggle with problem gambling, and this number continues to increase as casinos, online card rooms, and other venues continue to multiply.In this groundbreaking book, addiction expert Diane Rae Davis, Ph.D., offers women everywhere the support they need to face this debilitating problem and take the necessary steps to regain control of their lives. Offering information on preventing relapse, finding support groups, and healing relationships with loved ones, Davis uses the most up-to-date research and methods for treatment to help women gamblers:identify what makes them vulnerable to addictionrecognize the costs and consequences of gambling behaviorssee what it means to "hit bottom"determine how to begin and continue on the road to recovery using a virtual toolbox of techniquesEach section of this user-friendly guide highlights real success stories of women who have gone through the same issues and treatment strategies, and who have discovered the rewards of beating a gambling problem and reclaimed hope for their lives.Diane Rae Davis, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Social Work and Human Services at Eastern Washington University. She has researched and written extensively on addiction and recovery, specifically with regard to women in recovery from compulsive gambling.
Author: Rachael Brownell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
One summer. One chance meeting. One devastating phone call. MacKenna Trist is not happy about spending a month with her family in Myrtle Beach. She would rather be at home, hanging out with her friends, before starting her senior year of high school. That is, until she meets the guy staying in the beach house next door. Roe Gamble is speechless when he first lays eyes on Mac. Normally, pretty girls are his specialty but not this girl. From this girl, he wants more. More of everything. More than she can give him. Most importantly, more time to show her how he feels about her. But time is working against them in more ways than one. How much time do you really need to fall in love? What would you gamble to hold onto it?
Author: Adam Kucharski
Publisher: Basic Books
For the past 500 years, gamblers-led by mathematicians and scientists-have been trying to figure out how to pull the rug out from under Lady Luck. In The Perfect Bet, mathematician and award-winning writer Adam Kucharski tells the astonishing story of how the experts have succeeded, revolutionizing mathematics and science in the process. The house can seem unbeatable. Kucharski shows us just why it isn't. Even better, he demonstrates how the search for the perfect bet has been crucial for the scientific pursuit of a better world.
Author: Howard Shaffer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A research-based guide to controlling the destructive urge to gamble From Howard Shaffer, PhD, a noted expert on gambling addiction, and Harvard Health Publications comes Change Your Gambling, Change your Life, a landmark new book which explains how gambling problems are related to other underlying issues: such as anxiety, mood fluctuation, difficulty with impulse control, and substance abuse problems. Dr. Shaffer offers a series of self-tests to help evaluate the degree of gambling problem and analyze the psychological and social context of the behavior, with specific strategies and approaches for ending the problems with simple tools that anyone can do. Explains why many people have a problem controlling their urge to gamble and how that can be corrected Includes a toolbox of resources for anyone who wants to stop the vicious cycle of gambling Offers advice for avoiding slips and preventing backslides and how to deal with the consequences With candor and expert advice, Change Your Gambling, Change Your Life provides proven techniques for controlling the urge to gamble.
Author: Russell K. Mayer
Publisher: Lexington Books
In Taking Action on Internet Gambling, Russel K. Mayer uses the rise and fall of the Internet gambling industry to illustrate a new and comprehensive approach to understanding how public policy is made in the United States. Through an evidence-based argument, Mayer advances the CMD theory, which puts forth that different phases of policy are governed by three distinct political dynamics: constraint, momentum, and discretion.
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Bond Street Books
The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984. The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the taxi driver suggests a bizarre 'proposal' to her. Having no other choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?
Author: Lauri Robinson
Dakota Territory , 1886 Sheriff Jake McCrery gave up gambling years ago; keeping the peace in Founder's Creek Township is all the challenge he needs. Until Stacy Blackwell arrives in town and soon becomes a frequent visitor to the Sheriff's office. Her crime? Diverting the Sheriff's attention with her beauty, charm and the mischievous light in her eyes that ignites a fire in Jake that can't be extinguished. He wants her as he'd never wanted anything in his life—enough to make one final gamble to win her heart….
Author: Patrick Jones
Publisher: Darby Creek
For years, Leung has been learning Wing Chun. This fighting art demands balance. It makes Leung find his center. So when Leung sees the boxing matches at New York's Woodrat Club, he’s shocked by the fighters' wild, sloppy styles. But he can't stop watching. Leung's Irish friend, Sean, thinks that Leung could conquer the bareknuckle boxing scene. But first, Leung's uncles, Tso and Nang, have to approve. Then Leung will have to learn to ignore jeers and hard stares—because he'll be fighting before a crowd that wants to see a Chinese immigrant lose.
Author: John C. Burnham
Publisher: NYU Press
Winner of the 2005 Book Prize from the Association for Humanist Sociology In this absorbing account of New York’s famous vacation playground, Corey Dolgon goes beyond the celebrity tales and polo games to tell us the story of this complex and contentious land. From the displacement of Native Americans by the Puritans to the first wave of Manhattan elites who built the Summer Colony, to the current infusion of telecommuting Manhattanites who now want to live there year-round, the story of the Hamptons is a vicious cycle of supposed paradise lost. Drawing on this fabled land's history, The End of the Hamptons provides a fascinating portrait of current controversies: the Native Americans fighting over land claims and threatening to build a casino, the environmental activists clashing with the McMansion builders, and the Latino day laborers and working-class natives trying to eke out a living in an ever-increasingly expensive town.
Author: Aswath Damodaran
Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall
In business and investing, risk has traditionally been viewed negatively: investors and companies can lose money due to risk and therefore we typically penalize companies for taking risks. That’s why most books on risk management focus strictly on hedging or mitigating risk. But the enterprise’s relationship with risk should be far more nuanced. Great companies become great because they seek out and exploit intelligent risks, not because they avoid all risk. Strategic Risk Taking: A Framework for Risk Management is the first book to take this broader view, encompassing both risk hedging at one end of the spectrum and strategic risk taking on the other. World-renowned financial pioneer Aswath Damodaran–one of BusinessWeek’s top 12 business school professors–is singularly well positioned to take this strategic view. Here, Damodaran helps you separate good risk (opportunities) from bad risk (threats), showing how to utilize the former while protecting yourself against the latter. He introduces powerful financial tools for evaluating risk, and demonstrates how to draw on other disciplines to make these tools even more effective. Simply put, Damodaran has written the first book that helps you use risk to increase firm value, drive higher growth and returns, and create real competitive advantage. • Risk: the history and the psychology The non-financial realities you must understand to successfully manage risk • Risk assessment: from the basics to the cutting edge Risk Adjusted Value, probabilistic approaches, Value at Risk, and more • Utilizing the power of real options Extending option pricing models to reflect the potential upside of risk exposure • Risk management: the big picture Integrating traditional finance with corporate strategy–and using risk strategically
Author: Elias Mpofu, PhD, DEd, CRC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Grounded in a transdisciplinary approach, this groundbreaking text provides extensive, evidence-based information on the value of communities as the primary drivers of their own health and well-being. It describes foundational community health concepts and procedures and presents proven strategies for engaging communities as resources for their own health improvementñan important determinant of individual well-being. It is based on recommendations by the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and on the premise that healthy communities are those with populations that participate in their own health promotion, maintenance, and sustenance. The book is unique in its integration of environmental and social justice issues as they significantly affect the advancement of community health. The text focuses on community-oriented health interventions informed by prevention, inclusiveness, and timeliness that both promote better health and are more cost effective than individually focused interventions. It addresses the foundations of community-oriented health services including their history, social determinants, concepts, and policies as well as the economics of community-oriented health services and health disparities and equity. It covers procedures for designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating sustainable community health coalitions along with tools for measuring their success. Detailed case studies describe specific settings and themes in U.S. and international community health practice in which communities are both enactors and beneficiaries. An accompanying instructor's manual provides learning exercises, field-based experiential assignments, and multiple-choice questions. A valuable resource for students and practitioners of education, public policy, and social services, this book bridges the perspectives of environmental justice, public health, and community well-being and development, which, while being mutually interdependent, have rarely been considered together. KEY FEATURES: Offers a new paradigm for improving public health through community-driven health coalitions Includes evidence-based strategies for engaging communities in the pursuit of health Demonstrates how to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate community health partnerships Presents transdisciplinary approaches that consider environmental and social justice variables Includes contributions of international authors renowned in community health research and practice
Author: Alex Scott
Publisher: Alex Scott
Poker is not a 'get rich quick' scheme. Becoming a consistent winner takes effort and dedication. In this collection of classic articles and much new material, prolific poker strategy writer Alex Scott explains: - How to use Expected Value, Pot Odds, Position, and the principle of Tight-Aggressive play to make good decisions - How to transform your No Limit Hold'em game in five simple steps - How to play Five Card Draw, Lowball Draw, Triple Draw, Badugi, Five Card Stud, Seven Card Stud, Razz, Stud Eight or Better, Chicago, Super Stud, Omaha, Omaha Eight or Better, 5 and 6-Card Omaha, Double Flop Hold'em and Omaha, Courchevel, and Chinese Poker - including basic strategy guides and dealing tips for each variant - How to play when the river is dealt - What to do when you play your first live tournament - When to pass up close gambles in tournaments - How to avoid common bet-sizing mistakes - How to use Fold Equity - How to make money playing Short-Stack Strategy (and how to defend against shortstacking) - How to turn a small investment into big money playing Steps Sit & Gos - When to bet into a dry side pot - How to play when your opponents straddle - How to utilise the 'squeeze play' - How to avoid results-oriented thinking - How to keep good records - How to use tells and your opponents' mannerisms when playing live poker - How the Tight-Aggressive and Loose-Aggressive styles evolved - How to use M and the Independent Chip Model (ICM) to make better decisions in Sit & Go tournaments - How to avoid common 'robotic' and predictable plays - How to play when you are card dead - How to defeat online opponents using HUDs - How to use the metagame to your advantage - Why Nietzsche was Right about Poker - How Superstition hurts your game, and how you can best use intuition The book includes 13 quizzes to test your knowledge of the material covered. One of the most comprehensive poker guides available, 'What I Know About Poker' is a must-have for any player's library.