New Release Books by Cass

Cass is the author of Books Promiscuously Read (2022), The Crime That Binds (2022), Dawn Skies (2022), Monsters After Dark (2021), Love's Compromise (2021) and other 395 books.

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Books Promiscuously Read

release date: Jul 05, 2022
Books Promiscuously Read
The critic and scholar Heather Cass White offers an exploration of the nature of reading. Heather Cass White’s Books Promiscuously Read is about the pleasures of reading and its power in shaping our internal lives. It advocates for a life of constant, disorderly, time-consuming reading, and encourages readers to trust in the value of the exhilaration and fascination such reading entails. Rather than arguing for the moral value of reading or the preeminence of literature as an aesthetic form, Books Promiscuously Read illustrates the irreplaceable experience of the self that reading provides for those inclined to do it. Through three sections—Play, Transgression, and Insight—which focus on three ways of thinking about reading, Books Promiscuously Read moves among and considers many poems, novels, stories, and works of nonfiction by authors ranging from Cervantes, George Eliot, Thylias Moss, Mary Shelley, and more. The prose is shot through with quotations reflecting the way readers think through the words of others. Books Promiscuously Read is a tribute to the whole lives readers live in their books, and aims to recommit people to those lives. As White writes, “What matters is staying attuned to an ordinary, unflashy, mutely persistent miracle; that all the books to be read, and all the selves to be because we have read them, are still there, still waiting, still undiminished in their power. It is an astonishing joy.”

The Crime That Binds

release date: May 03, 2022
The Crime That Binds
Librarian Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat, Eddie, are ready to pin down a bank robber in the newest installment of the delightful Bookmobile Cat mystery series. Late March is prime reading weather in the small northern Michigan town of Chilson. Though snowfall and cloudy skies deter outdoor activities, life inside the bookmobile is warm and cheerful. As Minnie and Eddie make the rounds to deliver comforting reads, Minnie witnesses bookmobile patron Ryan Anderson speeding away. When Minnie discovers the police want to bring him in for questioning about a bank robbery and the murder of a security guard, she realizes she''s one of the only people who thinks Ryan isn''t morally bankrupt. When an additional murder victim is discovered, the police immediately suspect her patron, but Minnie isn''t convinced. And when she encounters Ryan hiding from the police, she decides to help him by investigating the crimes. But with multiple crimes comes the potential for multiple criminals, so Minnie and Eddie will have to fight tooth and claw to prove his innocence.

Dawn Skies

release date: Mar 15, 2022
Dawn Skies
When you love someone...you’ll do anything to protect them. Warwick Nobles values his job as the leading hand at Stormcloud Station, but lately he’s been feeling restless and thinks about moving on. Sent out to check a malfunctioning camera at an isolated bore site, he finds something astounding that will change his life forever. Kee Singh cares about only one thing, her four-year-old daughter, Bennie. At first, she doesn’t want to trust Warwick, but she’s left with little option when her car breaks down in the middle of the outback and she runs out of food and water. This small-town cowboy catches her off guard. Broody and handsome, Warwick starts to break down Kee’s trust issues, when he proves honest men do exist. Warwick makes a deal with Kee, to keep her safe and sheltered until she can find a way out of her predicament. But Kee never intended to stay in Queensland, and she will always put her daughter first. When she finally tells him the truth, that she testified against her husband—a corrupt cop—and is now on the run, afraid for her daughter’s safety, Warwick wonders if he can truly protect her, after all.

Monsters After Dark

release date: Oct 26, 2021
Monsters After Dark
When darkness falls, monsters come to play. Heat. Claws. Teeth. They rake over your body and draw you in. There is no one here but you and them; only their breath on your neck and your pulse throbbing in your veins. They creep from the shadows, from the darkest of dreams. They are here to take. Conquer. Claim. You know what they are, and terror seizes your breath. But you open yourself to the monsters. And you let them in. Ten exceedingly sexy short romances that will give you goosebumps in all the right places. Reticent Desire Publications and the monster-loving readers’ group, Monsters, Demons & Knotting, oh My! is thrilled to present this limited-edition anthology featuring steamy encounters with creatures both paranormal and alien. Our guys may be monsters—but this Halloween, your heart won’t be all they’ll eat…. *PARTICIPATING AUTHORS* Isoellen Ophelia Bell Nora Ash L.V. Lane Leann Ryans Godiva Glenn Leslie Chase V.T. Bonds Merel Pierce Cass Alex

Love's Compromise

release date: Oct 03, 2021
Love's Compromise
For golf pro Piper Holthaus, a not-so-secret romance with wealthy socialite Vanessa Devereaux in exchange for a life of privilege and promotion of her art seems like a small price to pay. Brook Myers is determined not to let her girlfriend Meg’s substance abuse ruin her life or her new catering business, but Meg really needs her and leaving the woman she once loved seems unfathomable. When Piper and Brook meet on a secluded fairway, neither can deny the intense connection that just might be love, but the entanglements of their past may destroy any possibility of a future. Content Warning: Substance abuse

Sludge

release date: Sep 07, 2021
Sludge
How we became so burdened by red tape and unnecessary paperwork, and why we must do better. We''ve all had to fight our way through administrative sludge--filling out complicated online forms, mailing in paperwork, standing in line at the motor vehicle registry. This kind of red tape is a nuisance, but, as Cass Sunstein shows in Sludge, it can also also impair health, reduce growth, entrench poverty, and exacerbate inequality. Confronted by sludge, people just give up--and lose a promised outcome: a visa, a job, a permit, an educational opportunity, necessary medical help. In this lively and entertaining look at the terribleness of sludge, Sunstein explains what we can do to reduce it. Because of sludge, Sunstein, explains, too many people don''t receive benefits to which they are entitled. Sludge even prevents many people from exercising their constitutional rights--when, for example, barriers to voting in an election are too high. (A Sludge Reduction Act would be a Voting Rights Act.) Sunstein takes readers on a tour of the not-so-wonderful world of sludge, describes justifications for certain kinds of sludge, and proposes "Sludge Audits" as a way to measure the effects of sludge. On balance, Sunstein argues, sludge infringes on human dignity, making people feel that their time and even their lives don''t matter. We must do better.

Nudge

release date: Aug 03, 2021
Nudge
*Once again a New York Times bestseller! First the original edition, and now the new Final Edition* An essential new edition―revised and updated from cover to cover―of one of the most important books of the last two decades, by Nobel Prize winner Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein More than 2 million copies sold Since the original publication of Nudge more than a decade ago, the title has entered the vocabulary of businesspeople, policy makers, engaged citizens, and consumers everywhere. The book has given rise to more than 400 “nudge units” in governments around the world and countless groups of behavioral scientists in every part of the economy. It has taught us how to use thoughtful “choice architecture”—a concept the authors invented—to help us make better decisions for ourselves, our families, and our society. Now, the authors have rewritten the book from cover to cover, making use of their experiences in and out of government over the past dozen years as well as an explosion of new research in numerous academic disciplines. To commit themselves to never undertaking this daunting task again, they are calling this the “final edition.” It offers a wealth of new insights, for both its avowed fans and newcomers to the field, about a wide variety of issues that we face in our daily lives—COVID-19, health, personal finance, retirement savings, credit card debt, home mortgages, medical care, organ donation, climate change, and “sludge” (paperwork and other nuisances we don’t want, and that keep us from getting what we do want)—all while honoring one of the cardinal rules of nudging: make it fun!

The Betrayed

release date: Jun 29, 2021
The Betrayed
Kiera Cass brings another sparkling romance to a stunning conclusion in this sequel to the instant #1 New York Times bestseller The Betrothed. Can you follow your heart when it’s already broken? After fleeing Coroa and leaving the memory of her beloved Silas behind, Hollis is unsteadily adjusting to life in Isolte. The Eastoffe family’s affection is a balm on her weary spirit, though Etan, a surly cousin with a deep distaste for Coroans, threatens to upset the uneasy peace she’s found. While tensions at home ratchet up, disquiet in the kingdom of Isolte is reaching a fever pitch. The Eastoffes may have the power to unseat a tyrannical king—but only with Hollis’s help. Can a girl who’s lost it all put the fate of her adopted homeland over the secret longings of her heart?

Hush

release date: May 23, 2021
Hush
Hush just can''t get to sleep, because there is too much to worry about. He learns that sometimes things seem scary. But when looking for sweet dreams, the world is a wonderful place for inspiration. Book five in the Sleep Sweet Series for little ones who need sweet dreams. A wholesome picture story book about the comfort of a parent who has the power to chase away their child’s fears, and about the power of positive thinking. While the world has things that may frighten and overwhelm us, Hush learns to find hope in the world’s light too. In this feel good bedtime story, Hush is helped to calm down and to face his fears with the things that make him happy, so that he can at last go to sleep. This story is perfect for children who feel like ‘everything is wrong’, who may feel unsettled by the realities of our world, and who may also be calmed by the goodness in it. Author Interview: Q. Why did you write the Sleep Sweet Series? As a teacher, I liked the idea of simple, fun stories that could engage readers from babies right up to adults. As an aunty, I liked the idea of easy, short reads to create a positive bedtime tone. As a friend and daughter, I loved the idea of books with symbolic messages that could suit as gifts to express gratitude or hope and support for others. And lastly, as a person who ranges from over-the-top stressed about the state of the world, to way too daydreamy to even see all the problems … I needed a way to highlight all of the joy that gets us through. Q. What can readers expect from the Sleep Sweet Series? Family time, relaxation, and a positive way to help a child to feel calm or sleepy. Or a meaningful gift with a significant message for adults too. These books explore themes of friendship, kindness, gratitude, fun and seeing the positives in the world and people around us. Q. What do you want readers to know about the Sleep Sweet Series? There is a gift inside each story, for when you need to relax and want someone else to do the reading.

Noise

release date: May 18, 2021
Noise
From the Nobel Prize-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow and the coauthor of Nudge, a revolutionary exploration of why people make bad judgments and how to make better ones--"a tour de force” (New York Times). Imagine that two doctors in the same city give different diagnoses to identical patients—or that two judges in the same courthouse give markedly different sentences to people who have committed the same crime. Suppose that different interviewers at the same firm make different decisions about indistinguishable job applicants—or that when a company is handling customer complaints, the resolution depends on who happens to answer the phone. Now imagine that the same doctor, the same judge, the same interviewer, or the same customer service agent makes different decisions depending on whether it is morning or afternoon, or Monday rather than Wednesday. These are examples of noise: variability in judgments that should be identical. In Noise, Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein show the detrimental effects of noise in many fields, including medicine, law, economic forecasting, forensic science, bail, child protection, strategy, performance reviews, and personnel selection. Wherever there is judgment, there is noise. Yet, most of the time, individuals and organizations alike are unaware of it. They neglect noise. With a few simple remedies, people can reduce both noise and bias, and so make far better decisions. Packed with original ideas, and offering the same kinds of research-based insights that made Thinking, Fast and Slow and Nudge groundbreaking New York Times bestsellers, Noise explains how and why humans are so susceptible to noise in judgment—and what we can do about it.

Clear Skies

release date: May 15, 2021
Clear Skies
“The suspenseful and surprising showdown left me breathless...” Fate and flooding rains brought them together. Secrets may tear them apart. Daisy’s in trouble. Her car is stalled in the middle of a flooded creek, with the water rising quickly. Dale is in no mood to rescue the woman about to be swept away by a raging tropical storm, who’s clearly a city girl, unfamiliar with the country roads, and driving a completely unsuitable car. He has half a mind to leave her right where she is. Stranded on the wrong side of the creek, Daisy has no other option than to accept Dale’s offer to spend the night at the luxury resort, Stormcloud Station. All of Daisy’s plans to leave the station are thrown into chaos when a girl is found drowned in the creek and everyone become suspects in a murder investigation. Daisy has discovered that far north Queensland is a wholly inhospitable country, but it also has a man with mesmerizing dimples, whose kiss has captured her soul. But she hides a secret that would tear them apart. On a night full of chaos, Dale and Daisy uncover the truth about the killer. But how can Dale safeguard this willful, determined woman who owns his heart, when Daisy puts herself squarely in harm’s way?

Averting Catastrophe

release date: Apr 27, 2021
Averting Catastrophe
Best-selling author Cass R. Sunstein examines how to avoid worst-case scenarios The world is increasingly confronted with new challenges related to climate change, globalization, disease, and technology. Governments are faced with having to decide how much risk is worth taking, how much destruction and death can be tolerated, and how much money should be invested in the hopes of avoiding catastrophe. Lacking full information, should decision-makers focus on avoiding the most catastrophic outcomes? When should extreme measures be taken to prevent as much destruction as possible? Averting Catastrophe explores how governments ought to make decisions in times of imminent disaster. Cass R. Sunstein argues that using the “maximin rule,” which calls for choosing the approach that eliminates the worst of the worst-case scenarios, may be necessary when public officials lack important information, and when the worst-case scenario is too disastrous to contemplate. He underscores this argument by emphasizing the reality of “Knightian uncertainty,” found in circumstances in which it is not possible to assign probabilities to various outcomes. Sunstein brings foundational issues in decision theory in close contact with real problems in regulation, law, and daily life, and considers other potential future risks. At once an approachable introduction to decision-theory and a provocative argument for how governments ought to handle risk, Averting Catastrophe offers a definitive path forward in a world rife with uncertainty.

Checking Out Crime

release date: Apr 06, 2021
Checking Out Crime
Librarian Minnie Hamilton and her clever cat Eddie solve a purr-fect murder, in the newest installment of the delightful Bookmobile Cat Mystery series. Minnie and her rescue cat Eddie can often be found out and about in their bookmobile near Chilson, Michigan, delivering great reads to grateful patrons all over the county. But they always brake for trouble, and when Minnie sees a car speeding away down the road, and soon comes upon a dead bicyclist, she assumes she just missed seeing a hit-and-run. Minnie is determined to discover who was behind the wheel, but it soon turns out that things are far more complicated than they seem and there''s more to this case than meets the eye. Luckily, this librarian is ready to read the killer his rights.

Forbidden Delights

release date: Feb 14, 2022
Forbidden Delights
A delicious concoction of authors, delightful slices of stories, and fantasy settings as dark and delectable as death by chocolate.This anthology is a decadent literary feast for every voracious reader.

After the One

release date: Apr 05, 2021
After the One
‘A treat of a book about love and friendship - sip a Prosecco and enjoy!’ Jacqueline Wilson, bestselling author of The Story of Tracy Beaker How do you move on after The One? April 16th is always one of Charley’s worst days of the year. It’s her husband’s birthday, a painful reminder of his death four years ago. So naturally, her car breaks down. She nearly gets run over trying to catch the bus. And then she’s made redundant. Her friends see the redundancy as a chance for her to start again and live the life she always wanted, but since being widowed Charley has clung to familiarity and avoided change like the plague. Then, out of the blue, her mother-in-law Pam pitches up in need of a place to stay after walking out on her 40-year marriage. Together, Charley and Pam find themselves at a crossroad. It’s not easy to move on after The One, but they can’t stand still forever. A gorgeously heartwarming and feel-good story for fans of Libby Page and Nicola Gill. Praise for After the One ‘I loved this sweetly engaging story of two women overcoming heartbreak at different stages of life – it envelopes the reader in a warm hug of friendship and hope.’ Sarah Steele, USA Today bestselling author of The Missing Pieces Of Nancy Moon ‘This was such a sweet and cheering read. With the first fictional mother-in-law I’d actually be glad to have! Everyone needs a Pam.’ Joanna Nadin, author of The Queen of Bloody Everything ''A feel-good story which will appeal to many ages and I look forward to recommending it to customers.'' Coles Books, Bicester ‘A beautifully written and heartwarming story about love, loss and finding the courage to start again ... so witty and yet packed full of emotion throughout. I totally loved every second of this story – it really is a must-read!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review ''I fell in love with the story from the start. The relationship between Pam and Charley is delightful’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review ‘This is my first Cass Lester book but I''m hoping it won''t be my last! This book is full of emotion and truthfulness so you may need a few tissues to hand if you tend to get a bit blubbery but I just absolutely loved it!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

Liars

release date: Feb 04, 2021
Liars
A powerful analysis of why lies and falsehoods spread so rapidly now, and how we can reform our laws and policies regarding speech to alleviate the problem. Lying has been with us from time immemorial. Yet today is different-and in many respects worse. All over the world, people are circulating damaging lies, and these falsehoods are amplified as never before through powerful social media platforms that reach billions. Liars are saying that COVID-19 is a hoax. They are claiming that vaccines cause autism. They are lying about public officials and about people who aspire to high office. They are lying about their friends and neighbors. They are trying to sell products on the basis of untruths. Unfriendly governments, including Russia, are circulating lies in order to destabilize other nations, including the United Kingdom and the United States. In the face of those problems, the renowned legal scholar Cass Sunstein probes the fundamental question of how we can deter lies while also protecting freedom of speech. To be sure, we cannot eliminate lying, nor should we try to do so. Sunstein shows why free societies must generally allow falsehoods and lies, which cannot and should not be excised from democratic debate. A main reason is that we cannot trust governments to make unbiased judgments about what counts as "fake news." However, governments should have the power to regulate specific kinds of falsehoods: those that genuinely endanger health, safety, and the capacity of the public to govern itself. Sunstein also suggests that private institutions, such as Facebook and Twitter, have a great deal of room to stop the spread of falsehoods, and they should be exercising their authority far more than they are now doing. As Sunstein contends, we are allowing far too many lies, including those that both threaten public health and undermine the foundations of democracy itself.

The Vampires of Derbyshire

release date: Oct 21, 2021
The Vampires of Derbyshire
Elizabeth Bennet''s ties to two vampire hunters cannot save her from the vampires of Derbyshire. Mr. Darcy meets the ladies of Longbourn and is taken aback to hear their last name is Bennet. It is a name hated by his family and by one Mr. George Wickham. Mr. Bennet, with the aid of his brother-in-law Mr. Gardiner, killed Mr. Darcy''s father leaving two young vampires with a thirst for vengeance. Though Mr. Bennet, upon learning of Mr. Darcy''s presence, warns his wife to keep the girls away from Netherfield Park, Elizabeth becomes a pawn in the wicked game of revenge unleashed by the vampire visitors to Hertfordshire. Blood, lust, and deadly circumstances break the strongest of family bonds and Mr. Bennet must rely upon one of the eternally damned to save his favorite daughter.

The Raiden

release date: Sep 15, 2021
The Raiden
WHILE THEIR COUNTRY PREPARES FOR WAR, THEY PREPARE FOR THE BATTLE OF THEIR LIVES. Dalin is destined to lead all mortal races against the Sorcerer''s threat. Yet this means he must even accept the soldiers of Krall, who are now determined to take Kiana for their own. Dalin must battle his own mistrust if he is to truly become ''The Raiden'' who can unite them all. The Gods have given their warning. A deadly threat will be born at the end of the ninth age and will find a divided world easy to consume. All will be destroyed in a storm of ice and fire, unless three can be found to stand against the threat, and to bring all magical and mortal peoples together. A huntress and two runaways have been drawn together for an impossible Quest. Their world is threatened by disunity, by the growing sickness of Mother Nature, and by the ambitions of a Sorcerer who is hunting down one magical race after another. In book one, ''The Last Larnaeradee'', the Three began their Quest against the Sorcerer''s threat. The Quest continues in ''The Raiden''. The Quest will conclude with ''The Army for the World''. "A continuation of the series which does not disappoint the adventure hungry reader...wonderful characters and great imaginings form a talented author..." Dale, Indiebook reviewer Praise for book one in the ''A Fairy''s Tale'' trilogy... "A magical and wonderful first book in this series and an exciting adventure for all ages to savour and be enchanted...a great new voice in the genre and a very talented author...looking forward to book two in this trilogy..." Amanda, Indiebooks reviewer.

History and Genealogy of the Weldin Family in America

release date: Sep 09, 2021
History and Genealogy of the Weldin Family in America
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The Cat Show

release date: Sep 09, 2021
The Cat Show
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Firelight

release date: Nov 15, 2020
Firelight
“Again And Again Absolutely Awesome Read from this Author…” She’s a ticking time bomb. His past is tearing him to pieces. Together they make an explosive combination. Emily Hillenbrand believes every day is a gift and should be lived to the fullest. But she carries a secret that could destroy her plans to survive on her own terms. Tom Coulston is hiding from a past heartbreak. He’s drawn to Emily’s vivacious nature; he’s beyond salvation, however, and is no good for this sweet-natured woman. Together, they’d make an explosive combination, if only they let themselves feel. They all thought they’d caught the arsonist threatening Stargazers Ranch, but now more strange happenings have them all on edge and wondering if there is a copycat firebug at large. Tom is desperate to protect Emily; he can’t go through the agony of losing another woman he loves. When she agrees to leave the ranch, little does Emily know she’s walking straight into danger. Tom will have to overcome tragedy and risk it all as the arsonist stalks them both and everything goes up in flames… **Each book in the Stargazer Ranch Series can be read as a STANDALONE. While the characters overlap, each book tells a different, separate story with a happy ever after ending.**

Give Way to Night

release date: Dec 29, 2020
Give Way to Night
The second book of the Aven Cycle explores a magical Rome-inspired empire, where senators, generals, and elemental mages vie for power. Latona of the Vitelliae, mage of Spirit and Fire, is eager to wield her newfound empowerment on behalf of the citizens of Aven--but societal forces conspire to keep her from exercising her gifts, even when the resurgence of a banished cult plots the city''s ruin. To combat this threat, Latona must ally with Fracture mage Vibia, the distrustful sister of Sempronius Tarren. While Latona struggles to defend their home, Sempronius leads soldiers through wartorn provinces to lift the siege of Toletum, where Latona''s brother Gaius is hemmed in by supernatural forces. Sempronius must contend not only with the war-king Ekialde and his sorcerers, but with the machinations of political rivals and the temptations of his own soul, ever-susceptible to the darker side of ambition. Though separated by many miles soon after their love affair began, Latona and Sempronius are united by passion as they strive to protect Aven and build its glorious future.

The First Amendment

release date: Feb 03, 2020
The First Amendment
From the same authorship team behind the highly successful Constitutional Law and among the leading casebooks in the field, The First Amendment provides a comprehensive and accessible review of speech and religion jurisprudence under the First Amendment. The eminent authorship team, whose members are distinguished both in teaching and scholarship, combines textual, historical, theoretical, and doctrinal approaches in an inclusive and creative survey of the essential elements of modern First Amendment doctrine. It has been completely updated to incorporate recent developments in the field, including campaign finance and government speech, and provides a broader discussion of modern First Amendment issues, including those related to modern technology. New to the Sixth Edition: New coverage relating to: Issues of free speech on campus, extremist speech and online terrorism, hate speech, and issues of “fake news”. New material on cases including: Iancu v. Brunetti and Matal v. Tam Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra Substantial discussion of Trump v. Hawaii and the Bladensburg cross case Reorganization of the presentation of the role of impermissible purposes in Establishment Clause jurisprudence, in light of the (near) elimination of the Lemon test Professors and students will benefit from: Rigorous questions in the Notes Carefully selected and challenging excerpts from articles and books by leading First Amendment scholars Thoughtful organization of topics and cases designed to challenge students and to illuminate the evolution and current state of First Amendment jurisprudence

Combustion

release date: Sep 13, 2020
Combustion
A deadly fire and a dangerous attraction. Cat Lawson loves only two things. Her freedom and her motorcycle. The twelve months she’s spent at Stargazer Ranch is the longest she’s ever stayed in one place, but when Cat hears screams, she ignores the danger and dashes into a burning building. Levi Wilson has just moved to the valley, taking up a job as the new park ranger. Seeing smoke coming from a nearby ranch, he arrives to find a log cabin fully alight. But after he risks his own life to dive in and save her, Cat denies she needed rescuing. He decides he’s never met a more stubborn, infuriating woman. She decides he’s a control-freak with a hero complex. They discover an arsonist is lighting fires on the ranch, but when Levi becomes the next target of the firebug, will Cat be able to save him from the inferno?

Gone with the Whisker

release date: Mar 31, 2020
Gone with the Whisker
A friendly feline and a feisty librarian merrily roll along in the newest Bookmobile Cat mystery...until murder stops them in their tracks! It''s the summer season in Chilson, Michigan, and the town is packed with tourists ready for a fabulous Fourth of July fireworks show. Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat, Eddie, have spent a busy day on the bookmobile, delivering good cheer and great reads to even the library''s most far-flung patrons. But Minnie is still up for the nighttime festivities, eager to show off her little town to her visiting niece, Katrina. But then, during the grand finale of the fireworks display, Katrina discovers a body. Minnie recognizes the victim as one of the bookmobile''s most loyal patrons. And she knows she—and Eddie—will have to get to the bottom of this purr-fect crime.

Too Much Information

release date: Sep 01, 2020
Too Much Information
The bestselling author and recipient of the 2018 Holberg Prize, Cass R. Sunstein, explores how more information can make us happy or miserable, and why we sometimes avoid it--but sometimes seek it out. How much information is too much? Do we need to know how many calories are in the giant vat of popcorn that we bought on our way into the movie theater? Do we want to know if we are genetically predisposed to a certain disease? Can we do anything useful with next week''s weather forecast for Paris if we are not in Paris? In Too Much Information, Cass Sunstein examines the effects of information on our lives. Policymakers emphasize "the right to know," but Sunstein takes a different perspective, arguing that the focus should be on human well-being and what information contributes to it. Government should require companies, employers, hospitals, and others to disclose information not because of a general "right to know" but when the information in question would significantly improve people''s lives.

Wildfire

release date: Oct 15, 2020
Wildfire
“The writing is top notch, and her stories stay with you because they''re THAT good.” She’s reckless and damaged. He’s the only decent thing in her life. A deadly arsonist attack. Who’ll be next? Cat Lawson is called back to Stargazer Ranch by a hard-to-refuse job offer, but the first person she comes across is the very last person she wants to see. Levi Wilson rues the day he ever met Cat. She was the girl of his dreams who abandoned him six months ago. Now she’s back. On the day of Cat’s return, a luxury cabin is set on fire and Cat becomes suspect number one. Levi knows he can’t trust her; but his head never did agree with his heart. One thing he does know, however, is that Cat is no arsonist, and against his better instincts he becomes a friend and champion in her time of need. When Cat is caught in a wildfire, she realizes there’s a killer stalking her. As the flames race up the mountain, time is running out for Levi as he tries desperately to save the woman who means everything. **Each book in the Stargazer Ranch Series can be read as a STANDALONE. While the characters overlap, each book tells a different, separate story with a happy ever after ending.**

Bound by the Stars

release date: May 29, 2020
Bound by the Stars
“The danger is terrifying. The fear, the angst, and the heat is palpable…” A murder. An unlikely couple. Stay alive long enough to catch the killer. Logan Goldstein keeps a low profile to avoid complications from his past, living a simple existence on his boat in the spectacular Caribbean islands. But things take a perilous turn when the violent men he’s avoided for last two years finally catch up with him. Exotic dancer, Mia Winslet is streetwise and tough, with the looks of an angel. She can get away with just about anything. Except perhaps murder. After Logan and Mia are ambushed by a stranger on the way home from a first date and leave a body floating in the ocean, secrets about her sister’s addiction come out, threatening to destroy them both. Now they must unravel the mystery as to who wants them dead, and why. Before they can come up with answers, Logan’s two sisters arrive on the island. But their family reunion is shattered when Logan’s boat explodes, and lives hang in the balance. Logan wants to uncover the truth but when Mia disappears will his courage be enough to save them both? The quest to rescue her may just cost them their hearts…and their lives…

Law and Leviathan

release date: Jan 01, 2020
Law and Leviathan
Many Americans fear the power of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats--the "deep state." Cass Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule seek to calm those fears by proposing a moral regime to ensure that government rulemakers behave transparently and don''t abuse their authority. The administrative state may be a Leviathan, but it can be a principled one.

Administrative Law

release date: Feb 02, 2020
Administrative Law
Administrative Law: Cases and Materials is the product of a longstanding collaboration by a distinguished group of authors, each with extensive experience in the teaching, scholarship, and practice of administrative law. The Eighth Edition preserves the book’s distinctive features of functional organization and extensive use of case studies, with no sacrifice in doctrinal comprehensiveness or currency. By organizing over half of the book under the generic administrative functions of policymaking, adjudication, enforcement, and licensing, the book illuminates the common features of diverse administrative practices and the interconnection of otherwise disparate doctrines. Scattered throughout the book, case studies present leading judicial decisions in their political, legal, institutional, and technical context, thereby providing the reader with a much fuller sense of the reality of administrative practice and the important policy implications of seemingly technical legal doctrines. At the same time, the Eighth Edition fully captures the headline-grabbing nature of federal administrative practice in today’s politically divided world. New to the Eighth Edition: New insight into the thinking of the Supreme Court’s newest Justices on crucial separation-of-powers questions (especially in excerpts from the Gundy, Kisor, and PHH cases) Multiple excerpts from the controversial citizenship-question Census case Excerpts of judicial responses to Trump Administration initiatives in immigration and environmental law Multiple excerpts from the DAPA case (Texas v. US), as a platform for considering the fate of the DACA program and other immigration controversies Comprehensive updates of materials on Chevron deference, arbitrary-capricious review, substantial evidence review, reviewability of agency action, the appointment and supervision of ALJs, and presidential oversight of rulemaking Professors and students will benefit from: The “case study” approach that illuminates the background policy and organizational context of many leading cases. The functional organization of materials in Part Two which enable instructors to show how doctrinal issues are shaped by functional context. Theoretical materials presented at the beginning of the book that provide a useful template for probing issues throughout the course. A text that is designed to be easily adaptable for use as an advanced course and in schools that have a first-year Legislation and Regulation course. Units that are organized so that many class sessions can focus on a single leading case, reducing the problem of “factual overload” that characterizes many administrative law courses. The case study approach that helps students understand the context within which doctrinal issues arise and the way in which those issues affect important matters of public policy. Reorganization of Part Two to convey a deeper understanding of the characteristic functions performed by administrative agencies.

The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen

release date: Nov 07, 2019
The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen
Rose Wallace thought her time-travelling adventures were over. Jane Austen is about to prove her wrong. After becoming trapped in present-day Bath due to a mishap with her time-travelling charm, Jane Austen is safe and sound back in the 1800s thanks to Rose’s help. Now, Rose is ready to focus on her fledgling romance with dreamy Dr Aiden Trevellyan. But when Jane reappears in the present, it looks like Rose and Aiden have no choice but to follow her back to 1813... Staying in the Austen household, Rose and Aiden are introduced to a number of interesting figures from the past, including Jane’s eccentric – and surprisingly modern – neighbour. Suddenly Rose’s life is in need of a re-write as she discovers some unexpected ties to Jane Austen''s world and her past. The sequel to The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen is perfect for fans of Victoria Connelly''s Austen Addicts series and The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler. Praise for The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen: "The mix of historical fiction, romance and time travel works perfectly and this novel is entertaining and unputdownable." 5* Reader review "It felt as if I had been let into the home of Jane Austen herself and was allowed glimpses of how her life would have been lived. A fabulous and well-written read." 5* Reader review "This book was as entertaining and funny as the first book ... It was full of historical tidbits about the properties surrounding Jane’s home in Chawton village. It made me want to pay it a visit!" 5* Reader review "This was even better than the previous book. It was written so well and the pace of the story was perfect. A must read book." 5* Reader review "I absolutely adored this book. Rose’s budding romance with Aiden kept me smiling while her emerging past kept me crying. Read it if you like Jane Austen, if you like to laugh and cry with the characters." 5* Reader review "The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen is a perfect sequel to book one, the characters develop and relationships are tested. Rose is a wonderfully inviting character and the book exudes warmth, surprise and toil in spades." 5* Reader review “I really loved reading this, as much as the first in the series. The characters are well developed, the plot is interesting and the minor cliffhanger makes me hope for a third book in this series. The book is also hilarious at times and I did laugh out loud.” 5* Reader review

Finding Sky

release date: Oct 15, 2019
Finding Sky
Corporate entrepreneur Jess Ivan has everything she should ever want: a successful business, a home in the city, and a gorgeous woman on her arm. So why isn’t she happy? Romance is the last thing Skylar Addison has time for. She’s ready to take the next giant leap in her career, and the manager position at Ivan Associates can get her where she wants to go. But not everything is as it seems. When Skylar discovers a well-organized fraud operation, uncovering the truth means working closely with her charming new boss. An unexpected attraction catches them off guard, and while Jess knows she’s found the one for her, Skylar isn’t so sure. As Skylar fights enemies who might be closer than they appear in order to save Jess’s business, Jess fights for the one she believes should be hers.

Heal Your Oral Microbiome

release date: Jun 04, 2019
Heal Your Oral Microbiome
Improve Your Health by Fixing Your Mouth-Gut Microbiome Connection It’s a popular theory that good health starts in your gut. But think about it: your mouth is the gateway to your gut. The good and bad bacteria in your mouth are directly linked to the bacteria in your digestive system. The oral microbiome can also affect illnesses and diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, certain cancers, and more. That’s why maintaining a balanced oral microbiome is one of the most important things you can do to set a solid foundation for your overall health. Heal Your Oral Microbiome is the first book out there to focus exclusively on the oral microbiome. In these pages, you’ll learn how your mouth paves the way for full-body health, as well as how to identify common habits and practices that could be negatively impacting your unique microbiome. You’ll also discover important steps you can take to heal and balance your mouth’s microbes to boost your immune system, fight a variety of illnesses and create a solid foundation for your overall well-being.

Fresh Pack of Smokes

release date: Apr 30, 2019
Fresh Pack of Smokes
“This night in Oppenheimer Park Dan asked me to shit-kick this chick in the face as she owed money and I said no because I didn’t know who she was and I wasn’t about to play with fire so he sat on the bench then stood up and did a flying kick twice to her chin and she convulsed and passed out he said he didn’t want to spill blood because she had HIV...” —“Tales” Dissecting herself and the life she once knew living a transient life that included time spent in Vancouver''s Downtown Eastside as a bonafide drug addict, Blanchard writes plainly about violence, drug use and sex work in Fresh Pack of Smokes, offering insight into an often overlooked or misunderstood world.

On Freedom

release date: Feb 26, 2019
On Freedom
From New York Times bestselling author Cass Sunstein, a brisk, provocative book that shows what freedom really means—and requires—today In this pathbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author Cass Sunstein asks us to rethink freedom. He shows that freedom of choice isn’t nearly enough. To be free, we must also be able to navigate life. People often need something like a GPS device to help them get where they want to go—whether the issue involves health, money, jobs, children, or relationships. In both rich and poor countries, citizens often have no idea how to get to their desired destination. That is why they are unfree. People also face serious problems of self-control, as many of them make decisions today that can make their lives worse tomorrow. And in some cases, we would be just as happy with other choices, whether a different partner, career, or place to live—which raises the difficult question of which outcome best promotes our well-being. Accessible and lively, and drawing on perspectives from the humanities, religion, and the arts, as well as social science and the law, On Freedom explores a crucial dimension of the human condition that philosophers and economists have long missed—and shows what it would take to make freedom real.
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