Because of Kian

Author: Sibylla Matilde

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781497311640


Page: 294

View: 5687

I know I'm twisted. Growing up in a perfectly well-adjusted home, I don't really have an excuse. But no matter... I realize how messed up I am. And therapy can only do so much. I pushed my boyfriend to violence, a violence he couldn't control. Sickly, I almost liked it. So I pushed him more. Before long, the pain outweighed the pleasure and the loss I sustained shattered me. So I ran. I'm now a bit shell-shocked harboring a lot of guilt. My boyfriend is now my ex and wants revenge. He wants me to pay for turning him into the monster he's become. And I still have a deviant yearning that I don't understand. My own monster inside... my own demon to battle. I can't get close to anyone. I can't give in and scratch that itch. I can't wreck someone else. And now there is Kian... my rescuer on a dark, painful night. He sees through my pretense. He tries to pull me from my frightened isolation, to keep me from becoming a victim. He forces me to face my warped desires and shows me that pain doesn't really have to truly hurt. He wants to show me a way to serenity. But I am afraid... Will I ruin a good man?

Public Enemies

Author: Ann Aguirre

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1250086914

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1306

Through a Faustian bargain, Edie Kramer has been pulled into the dangerous world of the Immortal Game, where belief makes your nightmares real. Hungry for sport, fears-made-flesh are always raising the stakes. To them, human lives are less than nothing, just pieces on a board. Because of her boyfriend Kian's sacrifice, she's operating under the mysterious Harbinger's aegis, but his patronage could prove as fatal as the opposition. Raw from deepest loss, she's terrified over the deal Kian made for her. Though her very public enemies keep sending foot soldiers - mercenary monsters committed to her destruction - she's not the one playing under a doom clock. Kian has six months . . . unless Edie can save him. And this is a game she can't bear to lose.


Author: Tijan

Publisher: EverAfter Romance

ISBN: 1682304825

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

View: 4990

Fans of bad boys will love this romance about the rich kid who just got out of prison and seeks out the girl he killed to protect.


Author: Melody Anne

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9781542046046

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 3280

New York Times bestselling author Melody Anne's sizzling novel of ex-lovers locked again in a game of hearts. There was a time when surgeon Kian Forbes would have surrendered every cent of his vast family fortune if it could make Roxie Gilbert happy. That was before she skipped town, broke his heart, and sent him spinning through a string of forgettable one-night stands. He never even knew he'd fathered a child--with Roxie's sister, no less. But in the wake of tragedy, little Lily needs a home. And Kian wants his daughter. But Roxie's not giving in or giving up without a fight. Fearful of her intense feelings for Kian, Roxie ran. Now that her sister's death has brought her home, she intends to take custody of her niece and avoid Kian--easier said than done on both counts. With their wealth and power, the Forbes men are accustomed to winning. And as she and Kian are forced to spend time together for Lily's sake, saying no to everything he wants proves impossible...even though it means risking both their hearts all over again.

Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees

Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking

Author: Kian Lam Kho

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0385344694

Category: Cooking

Page: 368

View: 8863

Create nuanced, complex, authentic Chinese flavors at home by learning the cuisine’s fundamental techniques. Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees offers a unique introduction to Chinese home cooking, demystifying it by focusing on its basic cooking methods. In outlining the differences among various techniques—such as pan-frying, oil steeping, and yin-yang frying—and instructing which one is best for particular ingredients and end results, culinary expert Kian Lam Kho provides a practical, intuitive window into this unique cuisine. Once one learns how to dry stir-fry chicken, one can then confidently apply the technique to tofu, shrimp, and any number of ingredients. Accompanied by more than 200 photographs, including helpful step-by-step images, the 158 recipes range from simple, such as Spicy Lotus Root Salad or Red Cooked Pork, to slightly more involved, including authentic General Tso’s Chicken or Pork Shank Soup with Winter Bamboo. But the true brilliance behind this innovative book lies in the way it teaches the soul of Chinese cooking, enabling home cooks to master this diverse, alluring cuisine and then to re-create any tempting dish they encounter or can imagine.

Don't Try This at Home

Author: Ellee Hill,Aundrea Singer,Anna Birmingham,Kim Fielding,Kiernan Kelly,Rena Butler,Bell Ellis,E.T. Malinowski,Teegan Loy,Kate Pavelle,AC Valentine,K. Lynn,Venona Keyes,Taylin Clavelli,Henrietta Clarke

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1613722648

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 3044

Something always goes wrong in real life. Fortunately, in these stories love blunts the edges so that romance always triumphs over adversity.

Lives of Kings

Author: Lucy Leiderman

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459724666

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 392

View: 5705

Gwen must reunite her fellow reincarnated magical guardians and save the world from three magicians threatening to bring on the apocalypse. Book Two in the Seven Wanderers Trilogy. After discovering she led a past life full of magic in Britannia thousands of years ago, Gwen must race against time to stop an ancient enemy who threatens to tear the world apart. Gwen may have won the battle to save her own magic, but she is still reeling from memories of her past life and dangers to her present one. Alone without the one she trusted most, she gathers her friends to search for others like her — those who can destroy the force threatening the world once and for all. But victory can only come at a terrible cost, and the lure of powerful magic may be too much to resist, even for those sworn to protect the world. As friendships begin to fracture amidst millennia-old rivalries, reality blurs with the past until the lines between family, friend, and enemy are no longer clear. Gwen needs to find a way to defeat her past enemies without falling into any one of their many traps — or else surrender to her past life’s magic and lose herself forever.

Refugee Law and Policy

Cases and Materials

Author: Karen Musalo,Jennifer Moore,Richard A. Boswell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Asylum, Right of

Page: 1012

View: 2170


Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Airway Disease, Second Edition

Author: Kian Fan Chung,Peter J. Barnes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420070010

Category: Medical

Page: 468

View: 5322

Written as a concise clinical reference guide covering the current and future airway disease treatments, this text encompasses: pathophysiology of respiratory tract diseases the methods of measuring airway and clinical responses the concepts upon which many treatments are used in COPD and asthma conditions the way in which these treatments work, and how new treatments can be discovered and tested in various patient groups state-of-the-art pharmacological and therapeutic approaches in controlling pathophysiological processes in the airways normal and abnormal physiological, biochemical and molecular aspects of the respiratory tract basic mechanisms of inflammatory cell activation and pathophysiology in disease therapeutic ways of controlling inflammation ways of reversing or preventing airflow obstruction, and symptomatic treatments of advanced disease Emphasizing state-of-the-art pharmacological and therapeutic approaches in controlling pathophysiological processes in the airways, Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Airway Disease reviews normal and abnormal physiological, biochemical and molecular aspects of the respiratory tract. Covering the basic mechanisms of inflammatory cell activation and pathophysiology in disease, therapeutic ways of controlling inflammation, reversing or preventing airflow obstruction, and symptomatic treatments of advanced disease.

Twenty Years of Islamic Revolution

Political and Social Transition in Iran Since 1979

Author: Eric James Hooglund

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815629757

Category: History

Page: 193

View: 2466

The works gathered here are based on contemporary fieldwork in Iran by scholars of Iranian culture. The contributors cover topics such as civil society, foreign relations, Islamism, religious-secular debates and women's issues. These essays challenge stereotypes that have developed about modern-day Iran and should stimulate debate and discussion among scholars and students of the Middle East.

Touch of Passion

Author: Susan Spencer Paul

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429909020

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8595

My Dearest Reader, When you hear my story, perhaps you will think me a man unable to control his own hungers...his own temptations. But I warn you that I am no such thing. I am simply a man who knows what he wants, and what he can't live without. It is only fair to tell you that my clan is one descended from magic. I have learned these powers are both a blessing and a curse—for the magic that flows through my blood controls my fate utterly and completely. When I first saw the beautiful Loris, I knew she was my unoliaeth, my oneness, the woman I am destined to unite with for all eternity. At that moment, I allowed my passion to lead me to do the unthinkable: I employed a forbidden magic to win Loris's heart. How did I know that my error would lead to a black curse that still haunts me today? How could I have known that the curse would irrevocably cast Loris' affection for me to another man? Now I am left to ponder how I might win Loris back—black curse be damned. I believe there must be a way. For while it is the darkest realms of magic that keeps Loris from becoming mine, there is another power at play: the undying, unending love of one man for one woman. And I pray that in the end, that will be enough... Your obedient servant, Kian Seymour, Castle Tylluan, London

The Ethical Underpinnings of Climate Economics

Author: Adrian Walsh,Säde Hormio,Duncan Purves

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317303156

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 7613

Despite their obvious importance, the ethical implications of climate change are often neglected in economic evaluations of mitigation and adaptation policies. Economic climate models provide estimates of the value of mitigation benefits, provide understanding of the costs of reducing emissions, and develop tools for making policy choices under uncertainty. They have thus offered theoretical and empirical instruments for the design and implementation of a range of climate policies, but the ethical assumptions included in the calculations are usually left unarticulated. This book, which brings together scholars from both economics and ethical theory, explores the interrelation between climate ethics and economics. Examining a wide range of topics including sustainability, conceptions of value, risk management and the monetization of harm, the book will explore the ethical limitations of economic analysis but will not assume that economic theory cannot accommodate the concerns raised. The aim in part is to identify ethical shortcomings of economic analysis and to propose solutions. Given the on-going role of economics in government thinking on mitigation, a constructive approach is vital if we are to deal adequately with climate change. This volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental ethics, economics, political science, political philosophy and the philosophy of economics.

Contestations of Memory in Southeast Asia

Author: Kwok Kian-Woon,Roxana Waterson

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9971695065

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 4625

Contestations of Memory in Southeast Asia applies a new theoretical literature on social memory to remembered events in Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia. Highlighting connections between theorizing based on European examples and unresolved memory issues in East and Southeast Asia, the authors show how comparative study of the interpenetration of politics and lived bodily experience, of communal and personal memories, and of dominant and suppressed narratives, can yield insights into the human potential to become either perpetrators, victims or bystanders. The memories found within different groups in any society are open to negotiation, suppression, contestation, or revision in the ever-evolving politics of the present. The searching and close-grained analyses of contemporary issues found in the volume vividly illustrate the essentially plural and multivocal nature of social memories, and demonstrate the intricate connection between transnational, national and sub-national politics. Readers seeking a more nuanced and complex understanding of the past and of its continued relevance to the present and future, will find here much food for thought.

Asthma, An Issue of Clinics in Chest Medicine - E-Book

Author: Pascal Chanez

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455747343

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 7550

This issue of Clinics in Chest Medicine, Guest Edited by Pascal Chanez MD PhD, will focus on Asthma, with article topics including: Compliance ; Epidemics in asthma ; Genotypes of asthma ; diagnose and phenotype asthma ; Unbiased biomarkers in asthma ; Asthma as a chronic infectious disease ; Childhood Asthma Management ; Occupational Asthma ; Corticosteroid Treatments ; Airway Smooth Muscle ; Resolution of Inflammation ; and Immunological Therapeutic Interventions in Asthma.

Dark Stranger the Dream

New & Lengthened 2017 Edition

Author: I. T. Lucas

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541126466

Category: Immortalism

Page: 356

View: 538

Syssi's paranormal foresight lands her a job at Dr. Amanda Dokani's neuroscience lab but it fails to predict the thrilling yet terrifying turn her life will take. Syssi has no clue that her boss is an immortal who will drag her into a secret, millennia-old battle over humanity's future. Nor does she realize that the professor's imposing brother is the mysterious stranger who's been starring in her dreams.

Foundations of Psychological Testing

A Practical Approach

Author: Sandra A. McIntire,Leslie A. Miller

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412924847

Category: Psychology

Page: 632

View: 1740

The Second Edition of Foundations of Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach is a scholarly, yet pragmatic and easy to understand text for undergraduate students new to the field of psychological testing. Using an engaging, conversational format, authors Sandra A. McIntire and Leslie A. Miller aim to prepare students to be informed consumers—as test users or test takers—not to teach students to administer or interpret individual psychological tests.

Vampires of the Chesapeake

Kian MacTiernan

Author: D. A. Rhine

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608449351

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9938

Kian MacTiernan enslaved in 1654 was shipped to a Virginian plantation. Forced to leave behind his wife, children, and Ireland, Kian focused his energy on escaping, reclaiming his family, and his life. One night, he fled the plantation and encountered a stranger who promised him freedom. Unfortunately, Kian had to die first. Over 300 years later, Kian, now a successful owner of an escort service, advertised for an administrative assistant. When Darcy Engel walked into the interview, his urge to possess her startled him. She awakened needs he'd thought long dead. Resolved to maintain a professional relationship, regardless of his body's desires, he hired Darcy without revealing his vampiric nature or initially his business's product. But Ruth, an immortal employee and occasional bedfellow, threatened his facade and Darcy. At war with his own body and integrity, Kian found himself caught between two women, two worlds, and too many lies. Mrs. Rhine lives in Maryland with her two children, mortal husband, and one fluffy cat. She grew up in western Pennsylvania. Writing has always been a part of her life and so has her fascination with the paranormal. An avid reader of paranormal romance, she devoured nearly every vampire romance book on the market and finding no new ones left to read, she decided to write one of her own. Her interest in vampires and Ireland gave birth to Kian MacTiernan, her first immortal.