My Treasure to Keep


Author: Lisa Oliver
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781722046194
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Thomas, paid enforcer in the Cloverleah Pack, was carrying a lot of guilt. He still believed he was to blame for letting Wesley get targeted by the dark elves, almost causing a rift in Cathair and Marius's mating. The alpha Kane, told him it wasn't his fault, and Cathair and Marius came through the experience battered but not broken, but Thomas still felt as though he had to prove his worth to himself and the pack. He spends many hours patrolling long after the rest of the pack had gone to bed, determined to do something worthwhile. It was on one of those patrol nights he hears a ruckus outside the territory wards. Dithering as to whether he should help or not, he gets the surprise of his life when his true mate falls right through the magic designed to keep everyone not pack, out. Ivan was carrying secrets; the main one tucked up in his battered backpack. After a six month long mission to find the Cloverleah pack, he was as surprised as the next man when he fell onto pack grounds and into the arms of his true mate. Unfortunately, other pack members, still emotionally scarred by Wesley's betrayal, didn't view his "break in" quite so favorably and Ivan ends up in the Cloverleah cells. Meanwhile, the dark elves are getting closer and more brazen in their efforts to ensnare the Cloverleah pack. Pack tensions are running high and something needs to be done and soon. Through it all, Thomas and Ivan have to navigate their mating and learn to trust in each other. Secrets will hit the light of day and life for the Cloverleah pack may never be the same. As for Thomas and Ivan - time is running out for them too. A chance arrow, a ray of sunshine; will it mean Ivan and Thomas will get their HEA or will they fall at the last hurdle along with the rest of the Cloverleah pack? My Treasure to Keep is the twelfth full novel in the Cloverleah pack. It is advised to read the previous books to gain an understanding of the secondary characters and main plot lines. This is an M/M paranormal story featuring true mates. Warnings include graphic language, intimate situations, and some violence. Not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Don't Tempt Fate


Author: Lisa Oliver
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781979970112
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Don't Tempt Fate Book 11 of the Cloverleah Pack series. Pack enforcer, Marius Reef has a lot on his mind. Life in Cloverleah has been quiet for months; giving him too much time to think. He still suffers nightmares from his father's abuse decades ago and now his brothers are mated, he is struggling to find and keep his place in the pack. Determined to be useful, his waking hours are spent patrolling the pack's territory but at night his dreams are haunted by a hunky blond, so perfect he couldn't exist in real life. As the Battle Lord for his people, Cathair is used to being sent from the elven realm to dispel injustices found on many realms including earth. Guided by the Seers, he's never questioned his assignments before. But when his father, the High Elder insists he must take a message to a tiny pack in the middle of nowhere, and actually stay with them, he puts up a token protest. His place was on the elven realm, wasn't it? Prophecies and kidnappings, the evil that stalks Cloverleah is getting closer and all will be affected. Plagued with troubles and misunderstandings on both realms, Marius and Cathair must forge a bond or the whole pack could be lost. But when trouble comes from one of their own, the two men reach a crossroads. Will they choose the right path or will the fate of the Cloverleah pack be doomed? This is an M/M story that includes some violence, references to past abuse and a scene of attempted rape (not between MCs). Like all of my books, it has an HEA, no cheating and no cliffhanger. However, the epilogue sets the scene for the next book in the series. This book is part of a series and while this story is based on one couple and is complete in itself; to appreciate the over-arching story line and the stories behind the secondary characters, reading the previous books in order is advised.

The Necromancer's Smile #2

A Family Affair
Author: Lisa Oliver
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781719595582
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The Necromancer's Smile - Book 2 - A Family Affair (This is not a standalone) Necromancer Sy York and former Detective, Alpha wolf Dakar Rhodes are slowly learning to merge their lives together as true mates. With the steadfast Brock and loyal Brad, as well as Connor and Clive all sharing the estate with them, for the first time in his life, Sy feels as though he has a family around him. But just as Sy's starts to get used to his new life, an uninvited guest to his party brings trouble to the family group. Sy's father has been scheming in the background for ten years and arrives complete with Sy's new bride. Just as Sy remembers from when he was growing up, his father flatly refuses to accept Sy and Dakar's mating and an angrily thrown power ball is just the start of the couple's problems. To add mayhem to a volatile situation, Dakar isn't handling the threat to his mating very well. Dakar knew Sy was more powerful than him from the moment they met and has told himself a dozen times a day it didn't matter. But a person's inner thoughts have a way of exposing themselves, especially when magic users are involved. Angry and frustrated, Dakar lashes out - could this be the end of his and Sy's mating before it even has time to settle down? Ghostly grandfathers, scheming family members, new mates, and a meddling mother in law; this book has it all. Please note this is the second book in The Necromancer's Smile trilogy. The Epilogue in this story is the prelude to book 3 and starts the thread of a new plot line. Because of this some might say that this does end on a cliffhanger although the story line in this book is resolved. You will need to read book one before reading this story.

Fagin's Folly


Author: Lisa Oliver
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781719594851
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Page: 354
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Fagin Mars, alpha-heir of his father's pack, had two possible life paths. On the one hand, he could do what his father demanded; mate with a female wolf shifter and take over the pack or...something else entirely. Fagin was opting for option two. After a terse exchange with his father, Fagin gets permission to go on a road trip for thirty days. He wants to find his true mate. It shouldn't be that hard, should it? Cooper Samuels stayed well away from wolf packs. As an omega, he knew the terrors he'd have to face if he ever got caught in pack territory. Which is why he worked for a human accounting services firm and never told anyone about the furry side of his nature. That was, until he went to meet a prospective new client as a biker bar called Fagin's Folly. He should've known his life was going to change the moment someone barrelled into him and knocked him over. But just because the Fates stepped in and put these two men on the same path, didn't mean the journey was going to be easy. Things aren't all as they seem in Fagin's home pack and things turn nasty after a night on the town. Kidnappings, challenges and the archaic notions many shifters believed about omega wolves was enough for Fagin to consider handcuffs and not the kinky kind. Will Fagin have to give up his mate so soon after finding him, just to ensure his mate's safety? Like all of the books in the Alpha and Omega series, this can be read as a standalone and has no connections to the others in this series. Contains some violence, an Omega who quickly finds his backbone and an Alpha wolf who realizes love is worth any sacrifice. M/M, HEA, No cliffhangers.

Bound and Bonded


Author: Lisa Oliver
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517228316
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Page: 406
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Book One - Don't Touch Submissive wolf shifter Levi has met his mate, the one he wants to call Master. The problem is the Master concerned wants him for nothing more than a regular Saturday night scene and thanks to the rules the man has put in place there is nothing Levi can do about it. Thanks to the war Steel is a damaged wolf. He knows Levi is his mate and wants nothing more than to claim him. But to do that means spilling more secrets than Steel has ever been willing to share with anyone. Does he have it in him to tell Levi what is going on, or should he release him to another Master at the club? Two men who want each other - rules and secrets standing in their way. Book Two - Topping The Dom Pearson, Alpha of the Bound and Bonded Pack, had always wanted to find his mate. But as an Alpha he had always assumed the man he would be paired with would be a submissive. But when Dante appears in his office hoping to be accepted into the pack, he is anything but the submissive Pearson had believed was his Fated lover. Dante has a past of his own, and while he didn't try to hide it from his Fated Mate, he should have known it was going to cause problems. If Dante's pride didn't stop this mating from happening, then events outside of the Bound and Bonded pack just might. Getting the promise of a HEA was going to be a lot more difficult for these two men, than it should have been.

Copping a Lot of Sin


Author: Lisa Oliver
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523775095
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Page: 610
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Sequel to Get Off My Case Can be read as standalone Sin's life was totally turned upside down when he learned about the existence of shifters and Fated Mates just six months before. That was when he met and fell head over heals in lust, and then love, with a young wolf shifter named Ben. In the six months that followed he moved house, and now shares his life with the small Stockton pack and his bed with Ben. He thinks things are going well. That is until his Alpha tells him that Ben is having problems and apparently Sin is to blame. Ben is unhappy, but it's not something he can talk to Sin about. He tried once, and got shot down, big time. Sin is human and a rampant Dominant, and while Sin confines his dominance to the bedroom, outside of it both men are too busy living normal everyday lives. Ben's struggling to keep his wolf under control- his wolf that wants to claim Sin in the way of his kind. But unless Sin changes his ways, Ben might be reduced to taking drastic measures. He's certainly thinking about it. With a claiming night that has unexpected repercussions, a serial killer on the lose that smells like a bear and who is targeting young men who look just like Ben, life starts to get more complicated. A random meeting with Gabriel brings even more surprises to both Sin and Ben's life - and neither one of them is quite sure how to cope with the sexy man. A wedding to plan, a killer to find, a bear in a wolf pack? What is going on in the Stockton pack and will Sin, Ben and Gabriel stay alive long enough to explore their own budding relationship?

The Power of the Bite


Author: Lisa Oliver
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523774500
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Page: 464
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Standalone Wolf Shifter/Vampire Novel Dax Portrain has it all - he's the next Alpha of the only pack in town, he owns a successful night club and he has men falling all over him every night of the week. So when he catches sight of a new vampire in town, he tries to shrug off the instant attraction he feels. After all, everyone knows that wolf shifters and vampires do not get along. Zane Macintosh has lived a long and full life, and while he might have issues trying to pass himself off as human at the Portrain police department, he knows it's only temporary and shrugs off the problems. A night out with friends turns his whole life upside down when he catches sight of Dax with his pack. The gorgeous hunk is his mate, but that doesn't mean that anything has to come of it. In fact, he's determined nothing will. One explosive meeting sends both men's lives into a spiral. Zane knows the only way things can end well for his mate is to allow himself to die. But Dax has a stubborn streak a mile wide and isn't going to let Zane go that easily. Warning: This is an M/M book and contains graphic scenes of sexual practices between two men. Some violence, no cliffhangers, a definite HEA, and love, of course, because I couldn't write any of my books without it.

Undesirable Mate


Author: Lisa Oliver
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533469595
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Page: 292
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Phillip struggles to get through every day. Thanks to Pearson, he still has his job as an enforcer and life goes on around him much the same as it always did. But Phillip doesn't feel a part of it. He can't. His betrayal of his pack has left him with scars, both mentally and physically and the voice in his head won't give him any peace. So when he meets his mate, he's not surprised to see the man has someone else tucked under his arm. What else did he expect? Kellen Waite is a troubleshooter for the Council. He loves his job, he has a couple of close friends, and he takes his sex where he can find it. Sent to the Washington Pack to take out a vampire, he makes the mistake of bringing along his sometime companion, Tristan. He realizes that was his first mistake when he scents his mate in Alpha Pearson's office. Issues caused from within the Paranormal Council is just one of the problems Kellen and Phillip have to face. A vengeful ferret, lies and misunderstandings, not to mention Phillip's depression all conspire to prevent the one thing Kellen is determined to have - his mate in his arms. Warning: Phillip has symptoms of depression. If this is a trigger for you, please don't buy this book. Also contains a sneaky ferret shifter, a mad councilman and an often clueless Alpha. HEA, no cheating and no cliffhangers, guaranteed. Written for adult audiences. Contains graphic scenes of intimate situations between men.

Don't Bite


Author: Lisa Oliver
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541046436
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Page: 462
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Trent Summers keeps a smile on his face, even though he feels like he's dying inside. Since he was horribly knifed by a killer bear he's had trouble with anxiety and panic attacks. Knowing most of his friends are shifters and immune to such things doesn't help. Mace's mating with Roan gives him some hope, but a mate of his own is just a pipe dream. In the meantime, he has to put aside his fears and help his friends find rogue vampires - not exactly a cure for stress. Prince Alexi Vandermot is getting more than a little pissed off at his coven leader. There are rogue vampires in town and he's ready to hunt them down. The problem is, his cousin keeps saying no. Things aren't improved when the police come to call, bringing a consultant with them. Shifters are one thing, but Alexi is floored to find the consultant is his mate...human, scared and straight. Claiming a mate is one thing; keeping him safe is another. When the rogues are found to have family ties to the coven and one of them fancies a bite out of Trent, the coven and the pack have to work together to make sure the body count doesn't get any higher. When problems start to erupt inside of the coven as well, Alexi wonders if he'll ever have any time to get to know his anxious mate. Warning: This book is M/M, contains graphic content and coarse language. Trent suffers from panic attacks which some people might find a trigger and keep an eye on Kalel; he's taken to stealing hats.

The Biker's Omega


Author: Lisa Oliver
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523773541
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Page: 328
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Book One - Alpha and Omega series Can be read as a standalone Marly Miles has been happy in his life as a lone Omega wolf, living and working among the humans of Orlando, Florida. When an attack on him and his friend brings Marly to the notice of the Sergeant of Arms of the Epitaph's Motorcycle Club, he realizes immediately that the man carries the same scent as his attackers. Not a very good start when the same man is also his mate. Alpha wolf, Trent Beaumont has spent a lot of years living as a human when he walked away from his home pack. Forced to live as a straight man, because of the Epitaph's club culture, he walks away from Marly after checking the man is safe. But no wolf, not even an Alpha, can refuse the mating call from the Fates. But with his President looking over his shoulder, and a woman panting after him to share his bed, Trent isn't sure it will ever be the right time to claim his own Omega. Fights, misunderstandings and a lack of communication aren't the only problems Trent and Marly face. Trent has a history that has clouded his judgment and when Marly gets attacked again, Trent realizes he could lose his mate permanently, if he doesn't get his head out of the sand. Warning: Contains one hot biker, a beautiful twink with a sassy mouth, and a ton of misunderstandings. Graphic m/m sex, violence and strong language.

Dancing Around the Cop


Author: Lisa Oliver
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517226985
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Page: 374
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Terry Martin has an awesome life - good friends, loving parents and a job he loves designing all of the bright and wonderful costumes for the drag queens at Club Blue. Sure, no one but his parents know he's an Omega wolf, but he's okay with that. Unfortunately being a twink often means getting picked on and after a night out with friends, Terry has the misfortune to meet an Alpha wolf, Detective Zander Samuels - his true mate. Zander can't have a mate, especially a pretty, sweet little man like Terry. His friend of more than ten years, and partner on the force hates gay men with a passion and Zander won't risk the only true friend he has, not even for a mate. So even though he's scented Terry, Zander is determined to stay away from the Omega. Unfortunately the Fates are just as determined that the two men should be together and when Zander finds himself hit with the mating curse in more ways than one, he comes up with a plan to have Terry without upsetting his friend. A nasty boss, a homophobic partner, some really jerky behaviour by Zander and another Alpha wolf keen on claiming Terry for his own, all conspire to stop any chance these two have of finding true love. But did I mention that the Fates are really persistent?

The Happiness Diet

A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood, and Lean, Energized Body
Author: Tyler Graham,Drew Ramsey
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609613171
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 304
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For the first time in history, too much food is making us sick. It's all too apparent that the Modern American Diet (MAD) is expanding our waistlines; what's less obvious is that it's starving and shrinking our brains. Rates of obesity and depression have recently doubled, and while these epidemics are closely linked, few experts are connecting the dots for the average American. Using the latest data from the rapidly changing fields of neuroscience and nutrition, The Happiness Diet shows that over the past several generations small, seemingly insignificant changes to our diet have stripped it of nutrients--like magnesium, vitamin B12, iron, and vitamin D, as well as some very special fats--that are essential for happy, well-balanced brains. These shifts also explain the overabundance of mood-destroying foods in the average American's diet and why they predispose most of us to excessive weight gain. After a clear explanation of how we've all been led so far astray, The Happiness Diet empowers the reader with simple, straightforward solutions. Graham and Ramsey show you how to steer clear of this MAD way of life with foods to swear off, shopping tips, brain-building recipes, and other practical advice, and then remake your diet by doubling down on feel-good foods--even the all-American burger.

Waves in Oceanic and Coastal Waters


Author: Leo H. Holthuijsen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139462520
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Waves in Oceanic and Coastal Waters describes the observation, analysis and prediction of wind-generated waves in the open ocean, in shelf seas, and in coastal regions with islands, channels, tidal flats and inlets, estuaries, fjords and lagoons. Most of this richly illustrated book is devoted to the physical aspects of waves. After introducing observation techniques for waves, both at sea and from space, the book defines the parameters that characterise waves. Using basic statistical and physical concepts, the author discusses the prediction of waves in oceanic and coastal waters, first in terms of generalised observations, and then in terms of the more theoretical framework of the spectral energy balance. He gives the results of established theories and also the direction in which research is developing. The book ends with a description of SWAN (Simulating Waves Nearshore), the preferred computer model of the engineering community for predicting waves in coastal waters.

Cutie and the Beast


Author: E. J. Russell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781626496002
Category: Blessing and cursing
Page: 262
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Temp worker David Evans has been dreaming of Dr. Alun Kendrick ever since that one transcription job for him, because holy cats, that voice. Swoon. So when his agency offers him a position as Dr. Kendrick's temporary office manager, David neglects to mention that he's been permanently banished from offices. Because, forgiveness? Way easier than permission. Alun Kendrick, former Queen's Champion of Faerie's Seelie Court, takes his job as a psychologist for Portland's supernatural population extremely seriously. Secrecy is paramount: no non-supe can know of their existence. So when a gods-bedamned human shows up to replace his office manager, he intends to send the man packing. It shouldn't be difficult--in the two hundred years since he was cursed, no human has ever failed to run screaming from his hideous face. But cheeky David isn't intimidated, and despite himself, Alun is drawn to David in a way that can only spell disaster: when fae consort with humans, it never ends well. And if the human has secrets of his own? The disaster might be greater than either of them could ever imagine.

The Druid Next Door


Author: E. J. Russell
Publisher: Fae Out of Water
ISBN: 9781626496224
Category: Fiction
Page: 314
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Professor Bryce MacLeod has devoted his entire life to environmentalism. But how effective can he be in saving the planet when he can't even get his surly neighbor to separate his recycling? Former Queen's Enforcer Mal Kendrick doesn't think his life could get any worse: he's been exiled from Faerie with a cursed and useless right hand. When he's not dodging random fae assassins in the Outer World, he's going toe-to-toe with his tree-hugging neighbor. And when he discovers that the tree hugger is really a druid, he's certain the gods have it in for him--after all, there's always a catch with druids. Then he's magically shackled to the man and expected to instruct him in Supernatural 101. All right, now things couldn't possibly get worse. Until a mysterious stranger offers a drunken Mal the chance to gain back all he's lost--for a price. After Mal accepts, he discovers the real catch: an ancient secret that will change his and Bryce's life forever. Ah, what the hells. Odds are they won't survive the week anyway.

Surfaces and Essences

Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking
Author: Douglas Hofstadter,Emmanuel Sander
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465018475
Category: Philosophy
Page: 592
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Shows how analogy-making pervades human thought at all levels, influencing the choice of words and phrases in speech, providing guidance in unfamiliar situations, and giving rise to great acts of imagination.