Girl In the Shadows by Gwenda Bond | REVIEW

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A Darker Shade Of Whitney

girlintheshadowsGirl In the Shadows by Gwenda Bond
Published July 5, 2016 by Skyscape
Pages: 370
Rating: 3 Stars

Eighteen-year-old Moira Mitchell grew up in the shadows of Vegas’s stage lights while her father’s career as a magician soared. More than anything, Moira wants to be a magician too, but her father is dead set against her pursuing magic.

When an invitation to join the Cirque American mistakenly falls into Moira’s possession, she takes action. Instead of giving the highly coveted invitation to its intended recipient, Raleigh, her father’s handsome and worldly former apprentice, Moira takes off to join the Cirque. If she can perform alongside its world-famous acts, she knows she’ll be able to convince her dad that magic is her future.

But when Moira arrives, things take on an intensity she can’t control as her stage magic suddenly feels like…real magic. To further distract her, Raleigh shows…

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Cursed – Thomas Enger

Kill or bill else you are I’ll without fill or full

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When Hedda Hellberg fails to return from a retreat in Italy, her husband discovers that his wife’s life is tangled in mystery. Hedda never left Oslo, the retreat has no record of her and, what’s more, she appears to be connected to the death of an old man, gunned down on the first day of the hunting season in the depths of the Swedish forests. Henning Juul becomes involved in the case when his ex-wife joins in the search for the missing woman, and the estranged pair find themselves enmeshed both in the murky secrets of one of Norway’s wealthiest families, and in the painful truths surrounding the death of their own son. When their lives are threatened, Juul is prepared to risk everything to uncover a sinister maze of secrets that ultimately leads to the dark heart of European history.

Cursed follows the interlocking narratives of Henning Juul and his…

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Book Memo: “Beginning SQL Server R Services”

Best data

Data Analytics & R

Analytics for Data Scientists
Learn how to develop powerful data analytics applications quickly for SQL Server database administrators and developers. Organizations will be able to sift data and derive the business intelligence needed to drive business decisions and profit. The addition of R to SQL Server 2016 places a powerful analytical processor into an environment most developers are already comfortable with – Visual Studio. This book walks even the newest of users through the creation process of a powerful R-language tool set for use in analyzing and reporting on your data. As a SQL Server database administrator or developer, it is sometimes difficult to stay on the bleeding edge of technology. Microsoft’s addition of R to SQL Server 2016 is sure to be a game-changer, and the language will certainly become an integral part of future releases. R is in fact widely used today in statistical and related applications, and…

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Wanderlust: A Coloring Journal – Sneak Peek

Color off

Yali Books

Coloring enthusiasts, we have a treat for you! Our new coloring book, Wanderlust: A Coloring Journal is out this spring, featuring unbelievable artwork by Chandra Prabha Radhakrishnan. The book will feature scenes from some of India’s most gorgeous locales and you get to bring them to life with color. Take a peek at Chandra Prabha’s art below and stay with us as we make pre-order announcements soon!

Kerala

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Chennai

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SciFi Blog tour – Tabitha

Experience experiment

Kanundra's Blog

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Bio

Tabitha Chirrick is an author of all things speculative, geeky, and/or badass. Her most recent release is a YA Space Opera called Overshadowed, which she feels includes an about-right number of explosions. She makes her base in a little-known town so close to San Diego that it’s just much easier to say “San Diego.” She lives in San Diego.

Tell us about your novel, Overshadowed.

Sure thing! Overshadowed is a YA Sci-fi about an orphaned refugee who teams up with a raider princess and a dangerous test subject to take down a group of invading alien shapeshifters called Rokkir. I like to pitch is as Star Wars meets Avatar: The Last Airbender (the kickass TV show, not the movie)

It’s got space pirates, war-time intrigue, explosions, and just a dash of romance. I had a lot of fun writing this one, and I’m currently working on its sequel.

What…

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A Different View From The Florentine Bridge

Views and angles

Marie McLean

As I post this, my husband and I are preparing to pack our overnight bags, ready to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary this weekend. What does that have to do with a book review? Quite a lot as it turns out.

At the core of The Florentine Bridge is the intense relationship between Mia and Luca. An Australian girl and an Italian guy, who fall hopelessly in love with each other in one of the most romantic cities in the world. The novel explores the age-old adage that to love someone is to set them free, and questions whether love really can conquer all. But its themes go deeper than that. How do you learn to focus on the positive when the negative overshadows every aspect of your life? How can you find or regain your creative outlet in order to heal?

Initially I thought that this was going to be a cosy, romantic read…

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Rubrum | Reutilización de madera de skateboards | Reusing wood skateboards

Re applicable

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Nombre del proyecto: Rubrum
Autor: Juan Carlos Barrera
Año: 2015
Ubicación: Santiago, Chile
Material Revalorizado: Madera de skateboards
Sitio Webhttps://www.facebook.com/rubrum.skateboard.reciclado/

Descripción:

Rubrum es un proyecto experimental de reciclaje y reutilización de diferentes tipos de maderas en desuso principalmente skateboards.

Luego que su autor realizara un viaje por latinoamerica y distintas zonas Chile como aprendizaje personal, se encontró en Castro, Chiloé, con su primer acercamiento al trabajo en madera. De regreso en Santiago por encargo de un amigo, fabricó unos lentes de madera con materiales recuperados de skates, dándole otra utilidad al pasatiempo que conoció en su infancia.

Así comienza Rubrum Reciclaje, donde diseña y fabrica aros, juguetes, y maceteros. Su materia prima, la madera de los skates, la obtiene revisando basureros y recolectando viejas patinetas de conocidos.

El proceso de trabajo no es sencillo. Primero se recupera la tabla, luego se limpia, se define en…

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