Perfect State by Brandon Sanderson

An action-filled novella about privilege, culture clash, and expectations. God-Emperor Kairominas is lord of all he surveys. He has defeated all foes, has united the entire world beneath his rule, and has mastered the arcane arts. He spends his time sparring with his nemesis, who keeps trying to invade Kai's world. Except for today. Today, Kai has to go on a date.

From the author of Legion and the #1 New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive comes an action-filled novella about privilege, culture clash, and expectations.

God-Emperor Kairominas is lord of all he surveys. He has defeated all foes, has united the entire world beneath his rule, and has mastered the arcane arts. He spends his time sparring with his nemesis, who keeps trying to invade Kai's world.

Except for today. Today, Kai has to go on a date.

Forces have conspired to require him to meet with his equal—a woman from another world who has achieved just as much as he has. What happens when the most important man in the world is forced to have dinner with the most important woman in the world?

About Brandon Sanderson

I write stories of the fantastic: fantasy, science fiction, and thrillers. My most popular series are the Mistborn books and the Stormlight Archive (set on different planets of the Cosmere), and the Reckoners trilogy beginning with Steelheart.

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Guide Flies: Simple, Durable Flies that Catch Fish. by Tim Rolston

What flies do the professionals go to when the chips are down? In Guide flies, Tim Rolston, international competitive angler, national fly fishing team coach, guide and author provides all the information you need to manufacture your own highly effective fly patterns. Illustrated with superb graphics, external video content and a splash of humour.

For a fly fishing guide it isn't enought that the patterns they use are effective, that is a financial necessity. If they are not and clients fail to connect with fish, the erswhile guide is likely to be looking for alternative gainful employment some time soon.

In “Guide Flies”, international competative angler, fly fishing coach and fishing guide give up the secrets to success. Not only in terms of the fly patterns he uses, but equally and perhaps more importantly the methods of their manufacture. The book is littered with gems of imformation on tying and fishing these flies, how to modify them to suit your own needs and how to insure that they are not simply effective but equally durable.

Guide flies also considers in detail the thought process behind the design of various key patterns and anecdotal evidence from real “on the water” successes and failures that have led to the development of the patterns illustrated.

Guides tie flies for their clients and the clients come in all shapes, sizes and skill levels, which means that the flies detailed in this book are suitable for all anglers, experts and beginners alike. Not demanding of complex tying procedures, fancy tools or tricky to obtain materials. “Guide Flies” will alow any trout angler of rivers or stillwaters, to manufacture a selection of patterns which cover most of the bases and equally to understand why they should work and when.

All beautifuly illustrated in full colour graphics and with links to external video content of the flies and techiques discussed.

About Tim Rolston

I am an outdoorsman, not a computer boffin, or at least that was the picture when I started this a few years back. Since then I have become caught up with the advantages of electronic media. Steep learning curves continue, frustrations abound but out of that crucible have I think come some really worthwhile publications. How to Make your own fly fishing lanyard was the first and remains the most popular of all the titles. Plus it's free. Then “Who Packed your Parachute” an investigation into better ways to tie parachute flies followed.Still an experiment and free to anyone. Recently my book “Learn to Fly-cast in a Weekend” previously published in hard cover was converted to electronic format making it available to a far wider audience. It has received great reviews and then came the comprehensive and highly innovative “Essential Fly Tying Skills” book, which was previously only available on CD due to the file sizes has been made available for instant download. Now the genre has expanded further with “Guide Flies”, with the same format of graphics, text and video clip links. I am still passionate about the outdoors, fly fishing and writing. I hope that you will enjoy the books and find them useful. I further hope that as I learn more there will be more titles with ever better content. Regards Tim

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Thy Will Be Done: Sexual Orientation in the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth by Kevin Frye

In this world of confusion and lies, it's hard to find clear answers to our questions about sexual orientation and attractions. Many people are afraid to ask and search for them. But God wants us to come into the light, to find the Truth, and be set free. This book is a story of one man's journey out of darkness and into that light and the lessons he learned along the way.

“Am I gay?” “Can sexual orientation change?” “Does God accept people who have homosexual attractions?” These questions and more are asked by many people these days. In this world of confusion and lies, it's hard to find clear answers. Fear keeps us bound and repressed, afraid of even voicing our questions and searching for answers. When we find them, we often don't want to submit our own ways to accept them. But God wants all of us to come into the light and be known, to find the Truth, and be set free. This book is a story of one man's journey out of darkness and into that light and the lessons he learned along the way.

About Kevin Frye

I am a writer and English teacher in Nara prefecture, Japan. My wife and I have three children and we're excited about what God is doing in Japan.

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Life is Awesome (Mnevermind 3) by Jordan Castillo Price

Daniel Schroeder wants nothing more than to repair his father’s broken memories, but it’s been a long time since he’s thought of himself as a memorysmith. With the support of his new boyfriend Elijah, possibilities begin to open up for Daniel, hints of things he hasn’t even realized he’d stopped hoping for.

Daniel Schroeder wants nothing more than to repair his father’s broken memories, but it’s been a long time since he’s thought of himself as a memorysmith. Even though convincing Big Dan of their current reality is the most painful task Daniel faces every morning, somehow life manages to prevent him from finding a cure. He needs to keep their family business running. And he needs to moonlight at a competitor’s shop to keep all his employees paid. Or maybe he’s just trying to keep himself from exacerbating the situation.

A year ago, Daniel would have presumed he was clever enough to memorysmith his way out of their predicament, but nowadays he’s not so cavalier. Playing with people’s memories shouldn’t be taken lightly, and things can always get worse. Even with the help of some of the best minds in the business, Daniel still isn’t sure how to navigate his way out of the persistent false memory that’s crippled his life. Is new programming the answer? Better gear? More money? Or is time the only thing that can heal Big Dan’s memories…if they can even be fixed at all.

What Daniel needs most is some breathing room, and Elijah Crowe is eager to provide it. Since he’s smitten with Daniel, Elijah is determined to prove himself—and he’s more than qualified to clear Daniel’s schedule by taking over some duties at Adventuretech. With the support of his new boyfriend, possibilities begin to open up for Daniel, hints of things he hasn’t even realized he’d stopped hoping for: the contentment of a harmonious family, the fulfillment of his creative expression, and a chance for a relationship with a man he loves.

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Winter in Tirane: The Stories of Jiri Kajane by Jiri Kajane

Winter in Tirane: The Stories of Jiri Kajane, brings together for the first time twelve intertwined tales of bittersweet love, absurd politics, and comic hijinks by the enigmatic Jiri Kajane…an exploration of the meaning of identity, the power of suggestion, and the complex relationship between a story and its creator.

“What I remember now is their laconic strangeness…a new and mysterious voice.” Ian Jack, The Guardian

“Endearing, gently humorous.”

Professor Sue Vice, author of Textual Deceptions: False Memoirs and Literary Hoaxes in the Contemporary Era, quoted in The Independent

Winter in Tirane: The Stories of Jiri Kajane, brings together for the first time twelve intertwined tales of bittersweet love, absurd politics, and comic hijinks by the enigmatic Jiri Kajane. Set against the final days of the Albanian empire, the stories follow an unnamed narrator–the Deputy Minister of Slogans–and his young friend Leni as they attempt to navigate a landscape of shifting political alliances and unsettling personal affairs. By turns funny, profound, and moving, Winter in Tirane is an exploration of the meaning of identity, the power of suggestion, and the complex relationship between a story and its creator.

About Jiri Kajane

Time Out Scotland named Jiri Kajane “the second greatest living Albanian writer,” after Ismail Kdare. But who exactly is Jiri Kajane, and why has no one in the literary world ever actually met him? Why has he never been photographed?

According to some accounts, Kajane was raised in Kruje, Albania. His satirical drama, Neser Perdite (Tomorrow, Every Day), is rumored to have received great acclaim in a singular 1981 performance before being banned by the Albanian Ministry of Culture. Due to Kajane’s precarious standing before the revolution, his work has never been published in his home country.

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The Caphenon by Fletcher DeLancey

An emergency call to Lancer Andira Tal has shocking news: there is other intelligent life in the universe, and it's landing on the planet right now. The aliens sacrificed their ship to save Alsea—temporarily.

Alsea is now a prize to be bought and sold in galactic politics. But Lancer Tal is not one to accept a fate imposed by aliens, and she’ll do whatever it takes to save her world.

On a summer night like any other, an emergency call sounds in the quarters of Andira Tal, Lancer of Alsea. The news is shocking: not only is there other intelligent life in the universe, but it’s landing on the planet right now.

Tal leads the first responding team and ends up rescuing aliens who have a frightening story to tell. They protected Alsea from a terrible fate—but the reprieve is only temporary.

Captain Ekatya Serrado of the Fleet ship Caphenon serves the Protectorate, a confederation of worlds with a common political philosophy. She has just sacrificed her ship to save Alsea, yet political maneuvering may mean she did it all for nothing.

Alsea is now a prize to be bought and sold by galactic forces far more powerful than a tiny backwater planet. But Lancer Tal is not one to accept a fate imposed by aliens, and she’ll do whatever it takes to save her world.

About Fletcher DeLancey

Fletcher DeLancey spent her early career as a science educator, which was the perfect combination of her two great loves: language and science. These days she combines them while writing science fiction.

She is an Oregon expatriate who left her beloved state when she met a Portuguese woman and had to choose between home and heart. She chose heart. Now she lives with her wife and son in the beautiful sunny Algarve, where she writes full-time, teaches Pilates, tries to learn the local birds and plants, and samples every regional Portuguese dish she can get her hands on. (There are many. It’s going to take a while.)

She is best known for her five-book Star Trek: Voyager fan fiction epic, “The Past Imperfect Series”, and for her geeky romance “Mac vs. PC”. Currently, she is working on the next books in the “Chronicles of Alsea” and as an editor for Ylva Publishing.

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The Invocation Book: An Exploration of Oneness and a Call for World Peace by Sandra Ingerman

The Invocation is a powerful film exploring the meaning of god and spiritual practice. In this book, film director Emmanuel Itier and authors Gary Quinn and Sandra Ingerman expand on the themes in the film: Invoking Self, Invoking God, Invoking Peace.

The Invocation is a powerful film exploring the meaning of god and spiritual practice. In this book, film director Emmanuel Itier, and authors Gary Quinn and Sandra Ingerman expand on the themes in the film: Invoking Self, Invoking God, Invoking Peace. Through discussion of the ideas of the spiritual leaders and scholars presented in the film, the authors will take the reader deeper into this exploration of God and spiritual practice. These insights will help the reader understand the depth of knowledge that is shared in the quotes selected from the film. From the beginner on a spiritual path to the more seasoned spiritual traveler, this book will help you to understand what a spiritual call to action means and the steps needed to actualize the principles and teachings in the movie. Emmanuel Itier, Sandra Ingerman and Gary Quinn have culled quotes form the movie and offered commentary for a deeper understanding. Life coach and author Gary Quinn has added daily affirmations divine keys to help the reader meditate on the material. Shamanic teacher and author Sandra Ingerman offers simple spiritual practices that correspond with the material for those seeking a deeper connection.

About Sandra Ingerman

Sandra Ingerman, MA, is the author of eight books including Soul Retrieval, Medicine for the Earth, Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner’s Guide, How to Heal Toxic Thoughts, The Shaman's Tool Kit, and Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation. She also has 5 audio programs including “Shamanic Meditations: Guided Journeys for Insight, Vision, and Healing” and “Soul Journeys: Music for Shamanic Practice.”

Sandra teaches workshops internationally on shamanic journeying, healing, and reversing environmental pollution using spiritual methods. She has trained and founded an international alliance of Medicine for the Earth Teachers and shamanic teachers. Sandra is recognized for bridging ancient cross-cultural healing methods into our modern culture addressing the needs of our times.

Sandra is devoted to teaching people how we can work together as a global community to bring about positive change for the planet.

Sandra is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and Professional Mental Health Counselor. She is also a board certified expert on traumatic stress as well as certified in acute traumatic stress management. She was awarded the 2007 Peace Award from the Global Foundation for Integrative Medicine.

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