A CONTRACT…BETWEEN LOVERS Literary agent Adrienne Corley liked Gideon McCloud's books, but that didn't mean she liked him.
Meeting her temperamental client face-to-face had everything to do with his career and nothing to do with how she found the reclusive writer sexier than she'd dreamed possible…. Gideon enjoyed his solitary lifestyle—until his gorgeous agent turned up demanding he attend to matters professional and…personal. Enthralled by Adrienne's sexy smile, Gideon welcomed her into his home—and into his bed—but could he keep his heart out of the deal?
Solving the Leadership Jigsaw Puzzle You have a key leadership job to fill. You want the very best person. What exactly does this really mean? How often have you seen someone with great credentials and terrific buzz take an important job, but before long people are wondering “what exactly were we thinking?” Getting the best person is about finding an individual superstar and more about deeply understanding what your organization needs, the kind of person who will fit into your culture and bring the right experience and skills to get the job done. Based on decades of experience at Spencer Stuart, the gold standard in executive search, Jim Citrin and Julie Daum cut through conventional wisdom and “rules of thumb,” whether the job that needs filling is that of CEO or a key leader in marketing, technology, finance, or human resources. • Landmark original research from the United States, the UK, Germany, France, and the Netherlands provides evidence for how an organization can diagnose its needs and decide on who is the right leader for a specific situation at a particular point in time, and whether an outsider or insider would best fit the bill. • Eye-opening case studies, including how the New York Public Library worked its way through the maze of pressures—rapidly changing technologies, diverse, demanding constituencies, changing demographics and economic forces—to find the president who could best carry on its mission in the twenty-first century; how Starwood Hotels assessed the value of experience versus potential in choosing a CEO; the person who failed in one circumstance but achieved extraordinary success in others. • Steering clear of the red herrings of age, experience, and ethnicity • Avoiding the biggest traps of leadership selection, such as “his charisma was intoxicating,” and “we thought we really knew him.” In a competitive environment as challenging as today’s, the one difference, as Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook notes, “Between companies that change the world and those that don’t is having the right people.” You Need a Leader—Now What? is the must-have guide for navigating the terrain.
Solo i Divinatori possono vedere i folletti e ascoltare le loro funeste previsioni sul futuro, accolte con odio dalla gente del regno di Kaan. Quanto Artrid scopre di avere lo stesso dono del padre e sceglie di dar fuoco al ponte della città per salvare i suoi abitanti da un'epidemia, viene perciò additato come un bandito e costretto a nascondersi nei Boschi della Luna. Dopo quattro anni di duro addestramento, Artrid tornerà a Kaan, deciso a sconfiggere l'Ombra, salvare sua madre e ricongiungersi con la principessa, destinata a diventare la sua sposa.
Ma la battaglia non sarà facile...
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Route 66 is a beloved and much studied symbol of twentieth-century America. But until now, no book has focused on the bridges that spanned the rivers, creeks, arroyos, and railroads between Chicago and Santa Monica. In this handsome volume, Route 66 authority and veteran writer and photographer Jim Ross examines the origins and history of the bridges of America’s most famous highway, structures designed to overcome obstacles to travel, many of them engineered with architectural aesthetics now lost to time. Featuring hundreds of Ross's own photographs, Route 66 Crossings showcases bridges ranging in design from timber to steel and concrete, and provides schematics, maps, and global coordinates to help readers identify and locate them. Ross’s comprehensive accounting of structures along the Mother Road’s various alignments includes bridges still in use, those that have vanished or have been abandoned, and the few consciously preserved as monuments. He also recognizes ancillary structures that enhanced safety and helped facilitate traffic, such as railway grade separations, tunnels, and pedestrian underpasses. Ross seeks to encourage ongoing preservation of the structures that remain. In brilliant color and precise detail, Route 66 Crossings expands our knowledge of the bridges that linked America’s first all-weather national highway.
Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF In book four of the Dragons of Dragonose: A major revelation hits the quiet, peaceful place of Dragonose, revealing not all is what it seems. They learn of traitors who live among them, all the while turning over their own people to the enemy. Leaving King Thoran struggling with his failure to keep a portion of the Dragonose people from living in despair even if he had no prior knowledge.
Dr. Quinn never expected to have a mate. He couldn't leave to look for her when the Dragonose population depended on him. But when he is needed on a rescue mission for his people, he finds the mate he has waited a lifetime for. The problem—after the experiences she has endured, she wants no man. Paulina is given a second chance at life, she just doesn't know if she can handle it.
Can she put the past behind her and grab a future that promises patience, acceptance, protection, and love? Or will she leave a mate to mourn her loss after just finding her? Join the warriors of Dragonose as they face the enemy in a fight to free their people. All the while proving why they are the king's elite.
Kindle Edition "Where Eagles Never Flew" Robert "Robin" Priestman, RAF aerobatics pilot and "Debs' Delight," has a fatal personality flaw: when under sufficient stress, he loses all sense of his own limitations. He has incurred the displeasure of the Air Ministry by a dangerous breach of the King's Regulations. Despite his credible service with a fighter squadron in France, the Battle of Britain finds him in Training Command-and falling in love with a girl from the Salvation Army. No. 606 (Hurricane) Squadron has not recovered from the losses over Dunkirk when it is thrown into the Battle of Britain. As the losses mount, morale plunges. New pilots joining the squadron find a cold reception from the clique of Auxiliaries, who resent them taking the place of their dead friends. Klaudia von Richthofen, a nave recruit to the Luftwaffe Women's Auxiliary, allows herself to be seduced by a dashing Stuka-Group commander-and then falls under the spell of the irreverent and carefree Baron von Feldburg.
But it is his wingman, Leutnant Ernst Geuke, who has fallen desperately in love with her. Ernst, however, is short and plump and the son of a plumber from Cottbus, so how can he hope to win Klaudia's affection?