On Solid Ground (Bargain Read)

Trusting each other is the only way to defeat the evil they face.

The exciting conclusion of the award-winning Grounded Series trilogy.

While tracking illegal immigrants through hidden passageways on Apache land in Arizona, FBI agent Gage Youngblood, stumbles upon a human trafficking operation. Before he can pursue, an unexpected call from Qiana Apachito, his former girlfriend, now heading up the local Indian Affairs Office for the Department of Justice, interrupts his mission. He finds himself grudgingly helping her investigate an unearthed corpse, a corpse they suspect may be the body of a man they pursued years earlier in a clandestine mission; a mission that would be career-ending for them both.

Their quest to identify the human remains and true cause of death leads them to several young girls living in the clutches of a cult leader with sinister plans. While searching for answers, they must reexamine their relationship and deal with unhealed emotional wounds.

Can these ex-lovers, combine their talents and put aside their anger and hurt long enough to bring down the trafficking operation, free the enslaved women and rekindle lost love? Find out in this high stakes, action-packed adventure across the Arizona desert.


Meet Jansen Schmidt

I am an award-winning author of women’s fiction and romance. My debut novel On Common Ground was a finalist in the Great Beginnings Contest sponsored by the Utah chapter of Romance Writers of America and earned a 5-Star Readers’ Choice Award. The first two books in the Grounded Series garnered prestigious Readers’ Crown Awards from InD’Tale Magazine and The Ties That Bind, Book One in the Family Ties Series, earned the Literary Titan Gold Award.

My husband and I moved to historic Vicksburg, Mississippi in 2015, where we own and operate a lovely Victorian B&B. I never pass up a good meal or a good theater production. In my free time I enjoy cruising and trips to Disney World. I love reading romance, thrillers, mysteries, biographies and anything that’s well written and captivating.

Stalker vs. Stalker: An Enemies to Lovers Romantic Comedy

FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME! February 6th and 7th only! Investigating Mr. Hawkes was supposed to be easy. Work undercover in his office, catch him stealing company millions, then lock that Herculean himbo away and launch the key into space. I even concocted the perfect excuse for keeping him in my sights: become his sworn office rival. That’s where our mutually malicious arrangement got… complicated. I didn’t mind losing “broadest shoulders” or “fanciest car” to Samuel. I’ll even concede defeat over “best smile-wink combo without accidentally catching our boss Mr. Paterson in the crossfire.” (…I don’t want to talk about it.) But I never thought I’d lose “most fixated on everything about you.” Samuel’s obsessive one-upping is looking a lot more like obsession, period. Who’s stalking who here? And worst of all, why is it all so much fun?

Meet Katie Charm

Katie Charm was born weak, small, emotional, and unsightly. In the years since, she has undergone almost no character growth. She once hated an attractive coworker, but was never forced to share a solitary hotel bed with him. Thus, having grown weary of this world, she writes romance.

Don’t Move My Goal Post!: A Fearless Teen Boy’s Guide to Career Planning and Future Success: Dare to Dream Big and Be the Coach of Your Life.

Do you have a plan but don’t know where to start? Would you like to control your life like a video game? Ever wanted to become the coach of your own future? Then get ready to achieve all this and more with this unique how-to guide to career planning! Choosing the right career can be scary, especially when you’re bombarded with information and have to tackle procrastination every day. You’ll know by now that schools often can’t provide the right tools that will teach teen boys success, and although it’s useful and fun, the Internet cannot prepare teenage boys for life. But if you are a teen boy determined to succeed in life, you’ll be thrilled to find that planning your career path has never been easier! Packed with valuable life advice for teenage boys, career-planning insights, real-life examples, and fun activities, Don’t Move My Goal Post! is the ultimate teen boy’s guide to a growth mindset. It’s time to prepare for your future adventures by choosing the right career path for you. Don’t Move My Goal Post! will help you: – Identify your core life goals. – Choose the right type of learning style for your brain. – Discover the rabbit holes all teens should avoid in order to become successful people. – Learn things all teen boys should know to pursue greatness. – Create a fool-proof career strategy based on success principles for teens. – Exercise practical problem-solving with 10-minute ‘Helmet & Knee Pad’ activities. Ariana Smith’s Don’t Move My Goal Post! is the perfect gift for growing boys that want to plan ahead in life. Grab your copy and embark on your unique adventure today!

Meet Ariana Smith

Ariana Smith is a financial expert, entrepreneur, and writer. Her many years of professional and personal experience through motherhood have nurtured in her a passion for telling inspiring stories to children, teens, and young adults. She is passionate about empowering young readers to embrace their own identities. Ariana believes in instilling timeless values through history and literature; her mission is to help young generations find their purpose and develop self-confidence and skills that will help them lead fulfilling lives doing what they love. Ariana’s books are written in simple and engaging language and can be read independently by children, teens, or their parents. Her work has proved especially valuable to young readers seeking to develop critical thinking skills. She loves reading, cooking, and spending time with her beloved husband and their three beautiful children. www.ariana-smith.com

Masterpieces of Lahore Museum: (Revised Version)

A Visual has a strong power to stimulate a still mind. This is particularly true of museum objects. They communicate history. They transport a viewer to a different civilization. A pictorial presentation of an object in a book can be equally effective. It can also whet the appetite for the real thing. The Lahore Museum abounds with thousands of antiquities of great charm to spellbind the visitor. Its treasure deserves to be known to everybody interested in the cultural achievements of man. The Museum collection relates to the cultural history of the people of a particular region. But such a heritage belongs to all mankind. It represents one record of human endeavour. The international community needs t known and to revel in it. Its universal language and appeal also endow in with the means of international communication and understanding. Such was also the sentiments expressed by Dr Prem K. Kasaju, Director Representative, UNESCO, Islamabad, on the occasion of his first visit to Lahore Museum. He had come on the invitation of his former colleague Mr Ishtiaq Khan, whom himself has good wishes for the development of the Museum. Dr Kasaju was greatly impressed with the cultural wealth he saw and wanted the Museum to become better known worldwide. In fact, it was at Dr Kasaju’s suggestion and with his approval that it was decided that the present book be published. He hoped that the book would be a source of inspiration for all, who go through the pages and appreciate the important collection of this Museum. Thus, the world community could be motivated to assist in overcoming the problems of conservation of its extraordinary treasures. It is due to the generous grant made by UNESCO, Islamabad, that the necessary and long overdue production of this book has become possible. But in order to stay within the available resources, our of a large collection of the Museum, reproduction of more than a hundred masterpieces could be included in the book of them are local products, but a good number also have their origin in other parts of the world. These objects largely represent the multi-regional aspects of artistic heritage. Their selection has been made only on the basis of historical and aesthetic value. It is hoped that the readers will find this volume useful for affording a glimpse and an initial understanding of the treasures present in the Museum. The aim was not to conduct a penetrating study on a wide-ranging history of civilization, but only to present a modest introduction to many facts or art. Housed in the Museum’s collection. The book should serve the purpose of satisfying art-lovers and the general readers interested in the t aesthetic beauty of a rich collection. The book is divided into various sections according to the subject matter. At the beginning of each section, a brief introduction with illustrations has been given. A short description of each object has been catalogued at the end. The time at my disposal was extremely short for a project of this nature. I am grateful to Dr Kasaju, Director / Representative UNESCO, who gave me constant encouragement and moral support for the early completion of the book. He has also been kind to write the foreword for the book. I thank Mr Ishtiaq Khan, former Director-General, Archaeology & Museums, Government of Pakistan, and former UNESCO Regional Advisor for Cultural in Asia and the Pacific, who cheerfully lent a helping hand in the completion of the book. The sincere encouragement received from Mr Inamullah Khan Niazi, M.N.A., Chairman, Board of Governors of Lahore Museum, and Publication Committee who took serious interest in completing the job according to the prescribed formalities, especially, Mrs Rukhsana Bhutta, Deputy Secretary, IC&YA Deptt. Mr, Rubina Naseer, Deputy renowned artist, who volunteered his services to prepare the dummy of the book, design the sketches and advise on technical details.

Meet Umair Ahmad

Umair Ahmad (born: 16 April 1997) (Urdu:عمیراحمد) is a Pakistani young businessman, film producer, author, and researcher. He founded Youth Group Limited a media company that later owned several businesses as a sub-group of Youth Group Limited. Umair is notable for The Youth International, Pakistan Times, The Youth Tribune, Youth HD TV, USoft FM Radio, Youth Productions, Youth Publishers, Youth Academy, Youth Insitute of Technology, University of Youth, Pakistan Learning Point and many other projects of Youth Group Limited. By profession, he is a software engineer, Public Speaker, Motivational Speaker, and Teacher. He did national and international activities for the Peace Promoting, that’s why he is also known as Peace promoter and Humanities. Umair likes to Travel and has a dream of a world tour. His interests range from entrepreneurship to writing. Umair is also interested in politics, music, and travel.

3D for the Web Interactive animation using 3Ds Max, Flash and Director

This is a book about bringing high-quality 3D animations to the Web. It is a much-needed book in a market that is shifting rapidly. The advent of broadband has increased the viability of using 3D to seduce, entertain and inform on the Web. This is a unique book that deals with making 3D artefacts, specifically designed for Web delivery. You will be shown how to make stunning interactive 3D animations that will elevate your website to cutting-edge status.The book is aimed at Web designers new to 3D, students, 3D modellers and animators and all Digital Artists. Whatever your current skill level, from beginner to advanced user, there will be something for you in this book. If you are a novice to the world of 3D then this book will teach you the basics and guide you through to an advanced level. If you are already knowledgeable in 3D then there are plenty of tips and tricks to further hone your skills and create complex and believable animations, games and environments.To those of you who have picked up this book and are new to 3D, you probably have one big question: ‘What’s so special about 3D?’My reply would be that 3D has immediate appeal far beyond that of a 2D graphic representation.To see how attractive 3D is, try this simple test. If you were visiting a website and wanted to search for a book. Which icon would you rather click on?My guess is the one on the right.2 3D for the Web Even though the actual information on the 3D object is smaller and less legible, it is somehow friendlier and more accessible. You are also able to see much more visual information about the shape of the object, by seeing more than one dimension.3D has an immediate appeal. It can reflect the world we know and live in.Clicking on the 3D icon feels more like browsing through a bookshop.Now let us think about 3D that moves. How about a button, which one do Do you want to push?I think you will agree that the 3D button is more likely to get hit. It is also likely to respond in a typical way. We would expect the middle part to depress and the collar to stay where it is. It also looks like it might produce a satisfying clunk when hit. The other button might do that too, but we have no expectation. How great is it to see the button move, have an idea of its texture and hear its re-assuring sound? 3D delivers the world as we know it, enabling us to understand what we see faster and more easily. So if you wanted to sell something on a website 3D is clearly a better way of showing the goods, but it is also the best way of entertaining and seducing a visitor to your site. This is why games have graduated to 3D. Why play Asteroids in 2D when you can add a whole new dimension? 2D is the silent black and white movie to 3D’s Technicolor Surround sound.Okay, I hope I have convinced you, now let’s get to the inevitable next question; how do I learn it? This book is going to give you all the knowledge you need. You will acquire the techniques and skills to produce high-quality 3D for the Web. But it is more than a manual; each chapter is divided into two parts. The first part is tutorial-based and is meant to be used alongside your computer. You will get step-by-step instructions on how to create everything from simple 3D buttons, to fully-fledged interactive character animations. The second part consists of interviews with award-winning, internationally acclaimed company.

Meet Carol MacGillivray

Discover more of the author’s books, see similar authors, read author blogs and moreThis is a book about bringing high-quality 3D animations to the Web. It is a much-needed book in a market that is shifting rapidly. The advent of broadband has increased the viability of using 3D to seduce, entertain and inform on the Web. This is a unique book that deals with making 3D artefacts, specifically designed for Web delivery. You will be shown how to make stunning interactive 3D animations that will elevate your website to cutting-edge status.The book is aimed at Web designers new to 3D, students, 3D modellers and animators and all Digital Artists. Whatever your current skill level, from beginner to advanced user, there will be something for you in this book. If you are a novice to the world of 3D then this book will teach you the basics and guide you through to an advanced level. If you are already knowledgeable in 3D then there are plenty of tips and tricks to further hone your skills and create complex and believable animations, games and environments.To those of you who have picked up this book and are new to 3D, you probably have one big question: ‘What’s so special about 3D?’My reply would be that 3D has immediate appeal far beyond that of a 2D graphic representation.To see how attractive 3D is, try this simple test. If you were visiting a website and wanted to search for a book. Which icon would you rather click on?My guess is the one on the right.2 3D for the Web Even though the actual information on the 3D object is smaller and less legible, it is somehow friendlier and more accessible. You are also able to see much more visual information about the shape of the object, by seeing more than one dimension.3D has an immediate appeal. It can reflect the world we know and live in.Clicking on the 3D icon feels more like browsing through a bookshop.Now let us think about 3D that moves. How about a button, which one do Do you want to push?I think you will agree that the 3D button is more likely to get hit. It is also likely to respond in a typical way. We would expect the middle part to depress and the collar to stay where it is. It also looks like it might produce a satisfying clunk when hit. The other button might do that too, but we have no expectation. How great is it to see the button move, have an idea of its texture and hear its re-assuring sound? 3D delivers the world as we know it, enabling us to understand what we see faster and more easily. So if you wanted to sell something on a website 3D is clearly a better way of showing the goods, but it is also the best way of entertaining and seducing a visitor to your site. This is why games have graduated to 3D. Why play Asteroids in 2D when you can add a whole new dimension? 2D is the silent black and white movie to 3D’s Technicolor Surround sound.Okay, I hope I have convinced you, now let’s get to the inevitable next question; how do I learn it? This book is going to give you all the knowledge you need. You will acquire the techniques and skills to produce high-quality 3D for the Web. But it is more than a manual; each chapter is divided into two parts. The first part is tutorial-based and is meant to be used alongside your computer. You will get step-by-step instructions on how to create everything from simple 3D buttons, to fully-fledged interactive character animations. The second part consists of interviews with award-winning, internationally acclaimed company.

Blue Tick

Aisha, a 16-year-old girl, had aspirations of being well-known on social media. She had gone above and beyond to get Instagram verified, and now her dream was almost within reach. But on that fateful day, a car accident happened after a party. Police found the a dead body from the accident spot, but they soon realized it wasn’t an accident. A cold-blooded murder had been planned and committed on purpose. It was now up to the police to figure out who had killed that person. The investigation took many unexpected turns when the police looked more closely at the evidence. This novel-length short story has an exciting blend of romance, crime, and mystery that kept the reader’s attention. As they searched for the reason behind a unnatural death, the reader was led on a trip of suspense and erotica. It ultimately fell to the police to fit the puzzle pieces together and crack the case.

Meet Surajit Roy

Surajit Roy, member of “Social Psychology Network”. Born and brought up in Contai (W.B.), India. Post graduated in Arts (literature), earned his masters from Vidyasagar University in 2011, and is presently living in Delhi. He has prominent experience in different fields of the industry like Global Trade Compliance, Banking and Finance sector. More than a decade of experience in team building and management, acting as team lead for numerous projects. Primarily, well-versed and focused on Social Issues, and Social Psychology. He is also an author of the books Love Science; The Power of I, Me and Myself; Healing The Hidden Self and Finding God With Spirituality focusing on self-help and spirituality guiding people to unleash the best version of themselves.

Hailey’s Haven: Christian Romantic Suspense (Smoky Mountain Secrets Book 1)

From USA Today Bestselling Author Laura Scott

Separated by tragedy – Reunited by love

A safe place to call home…

After escaping her abusive foster parents thirteen years ago, Hailey Donovan thought her nightmare was over. Gatlinburg Tennessee had been a safe place to live, until she’s nearly hit by gunfire while hiking the Smoky Mountains. Her instincts are to avoid law enforcement, especially handsome park ranger Rock Wilson, but when more gunfire echoes around them, they’re forced to work together to escape. More attempts against Hailey convinces her to leave the city to start over someplace new.

Rock talks her into staying and fighting against the unknown assailant. Rock senses Hailey has been traumatized in the past, and is determined to uncover the mystery surrounding her. As Hailey and Rock seek the truth behind the escalating attacks, Rock realizes he’s also in danger of losing his heart. Can Rock provide Hailey the save haven she desperately needs? Or will evil triumph over love?

Read the entire series:
Hailey’s Haven
Sawyer’s Secret
Darby’s Decision
Cooper’s Choice
Trent’s Trust
Jayme’s Journey
Caitlyn’s Christmas

What reviewers are saying about Laura Scott:
Target For Terror – “Thrilling! If you enjoy the works of Irene Hannon or Elizabeth Goddard, you will want to give this a try.”

L. Couter VINE VOICE

“Scott delivers distinctive characters, an appealing small-town setting, and a hint of romance. This cozy is perfect for animal lovers.” Publishers Weekly review of Dogged by Death

“An entertaining cast of characters makes for a kickoff sure to please dog lovers.” Kirkus review for Dogged by Death

Faking it for Gran’s Sake: A sweet fake engagement romantic comedy (Bachelorettes of Clear Creek)

Lauren: I broke off the engagement with my workaholic ex ten months ago. Now Mason’s back in Clear Creek and telling me his grandmother is dying. And by the way, “I didn’t have the heart to tell her that we aren’t together anymore.”

I love his gran, and before I know it I’m visiting her, and she’s asking when’s the wedding date and no more procrastination. Gran wants to see us married before she leaves this earth.

No pressure.

The thing is, I’m not over Mason. We had so much chemistry between us that we could fuel a rocket to Jupiter. We’re perfect for each other, except for how he’s married to his business. I can’t fall for him again.

Not happening.

Do you love fake engagement tropes? Second chances? You’ll love this laugh-out-loud, fast-paced, sweet romcom novella.

Reviews:

“Fun story where two people come to realize they still love each other. Gran is a great character – full of spunk! It was a quick, easy read with a HEA ending.” Jackie.

“A good clean romantic comedy that will leave you smiling and waiting for an invite to the real wedding with Gran.” Red Reviews.

“A sweet and delightful story of reuniting two individuals who really still loved each other, even when they thought differently. The author, Lisa Renee, wrote a story many of us could relate to. It had emotions of desiring to care for a loved one, longing to belong, all the flair of planning a wedding, and being cherished.
Lisa Renee is a “new-to-me” author and has an entertaining way to bring the story to life. The story flowed smoothly and there were many fun parts. I enjoyed the banter between the characters and all the planning to do something special for a dear loved one. I totally enjoyed reading this book, and I highly recommend you pick it up to read. I hope we will be hearing more about the wonderful characters in this book.” MF Literary Works.

Get your copy and get all the feels today!

Worlds Apart (Light Novel)

The only survivor of the car accident that killed his parents, 15-year-old Korben Ward finds a unique way to deal with his loss…searching for his long lost family from another world!
Read all about his new experiences as he searches for his unknown family. What he soon learns, will keep his life from being anything remotely close to boring. With a family secret dating back generations, that could change the very nature of his existence…will he be able to handle the truth?

Fans of manga, anime, Star Wars, Marvel and DC and RPG videogames will find this story fun and enjoyable, with plenty of pop culture references mixed in.

The Dreadful Dawn

A family of four is forced to confront a devastating, brutal reality: they are going to lose someone they love. Not only that, but he will try to take all of them with him. A mother and their eight-year-old twin boy and girl face the depths of despair when their father becomes infected with COVID-X, and they must try to survive until dawn. What ensues is a night of terror, as the monster he becomes, a Shadow Seeker, is consumed by rage and bloodlust, with no hesitation to kill the family that he loved and cherished mere hours before.

Meet Kalen Iselt

Kalen Iselt is an entrepreneur by nature, having personally founded several businesses. Kalen hails from Melbourne, Australia but currently lives in Jakarta, Indonesia. He enjoys both reading and writing thriller and horror stories.