Auto racing is one of the greatest adrenaline-filled sports in the world. As a result, many adventure seekers are drawn to the excitement that surrounds motorsports. Still, just one percent of the population will ever have the opportunity, dedication, and courage to climb into the cockpit of a race car. In an entry-level guide, seasoned racer Joe Scarbrough shares six lessons intended to enlighten and encourage potential racers interested in participating in this fun and exciting sport. Scarbrough, a veteran of the motorsports world, leads others through step-by-step guidance that includes tips on how to buy the right kind of car, gather the best tools, prevent injuries, achieve optimum physical condition and performance, understand industry slang, and obtain sponsors. Through it all, Scarbrough reminds racers to be cognizant of spending habits, safety requirements, and what to do and not to do to become successful in a highly competitive business. You Wanna Race? shares tips and guidance intended to help anyone interested in participating in the exciting world of motorsports racing.
Carlos & The Everglades Race is a tale of a young Cuban man and an American college student who fall in love. Amidst family difficulties which make a normal wedding impossible they embark on a monster truck racing adventure in order to earn the prize money to fund their elopement.
Do Black Lives Matter? Selected and edited by the award winning American playwright Reginald Edmund, who produced Black Lives, Black Words across the US, which premiered in Chicago, July 2015. The international project has explored the black diaspora’s experiences in some of the largest multicultural cities in the world, Chicago, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Toronto and London. Over sixty Black writers from the UK, USA, and Canada have each written a short play to address Black issues today. Featured in this collection are: Reginald Edmund, Idris Goodwin, James Austin, Williams, Rachel Dubose, Becca C. Browne, Marsha Estell, Aaron Holland, Loy A. Webb, Lisa Langford, Christina Ham, Harrison David Rivers, Dominique Morisseau, Winsome Pinnock, Trish Cooke, Mojisola Adebayo, Rachel De-Lahay, Max Kolaru, Yolanda Mercy, Somalia Seaton, Courttia Newland, Luke Reece, Tawiah BenEben, M’Carthy Kanika Ambrose. Jordan Laffrenier. Meghan Swaby. Mary Ann Anane. Allie Woodson. Elliot Sagay. Amira Danan. Cat Davidson. Noelle Fourte and Kori Alston
Author: Mirika Mayo Cornelius
Publisher: Mirika Mayo Cornelius
Release Date: 2015-03-28
THE SECRET NOVEL COLLECTION Secret, Colored Lily: Poppa Took My Innocence, and Paton are three complete novels in one emotionally packed family saga with dramatic events taking place in the deep south, lined in secrets, bursting from betrayals, and written in reverse order. Read about each book in this collection below and enjoy. SECRET In a small, southern town, there is a scorned secret that has ripped through homes. Accursed is the woman that it came from, people around town say, but to a sassy, country girl named Secret, that’s not all to it. She asks herself, what curse, and what does it have to do with me? That’s when Secret takes matters into her own hands and attempts to solve the terrifying mystery of her family that roots from her own mother! Will she ever uncover the curse that lives behind her name, or will Secret discover that all the hatred aimed her direction is truly deserved? COLORED LILY: Poppa Took My Innocence What would a daughter want more from her father than his love? However, in a small town, a teenage girl called by the name of Jocie, finds out how the love she once adored from her poppa can become twisted and feel so much like hatred, causing hell-grown wounds. Going on a search for the love that she yearns so deeply, Jocie winds up with worse than she bargained for, and without an escape, ends up in the midst of death, darkness, and a cold conception while gripping the darkest secret that only God in heaven can know and forgive! PATON After witnessing the ruthless murder of his best friend while his own life hung in the balance, the many demons Paton Jones spends a lifetime trying to suppress begin to emerge. Armed with an evil before its time, Paton's life becomes a thick fog of deadly secrets, hidden betrayal, and overt lies that carve a relentless path of revenge and destruction against anyone who crosses him. Before Secret, there was innocence. Before Colored Lily, there was corruption. In the beginning, there was PATON! If you love the drama in Alice Walker's The Color Purple, then you will become captivated with the thunderous secrets and taboo horrors of this dramatic African American fiction novel collection that brings you three books in one - SECRET, COLORED LILY:Poppa Took My Innocence and PATON. Read The Secret Novel Collection now! keywords: african american fiction, urban books, african american books, urban, urban fiction, urban street fiction, urban African American, street lit, urban romance, urban books free, love story, empire, urban lit, kingpin, crime fiction, crime, cartel, thug, urban books free, thug love, street, power, contemporary women, thrillers, police, criminal fiction, suspense, murder, free, hustler, street smarts, urban suspense, deals, coming of age, african american
Author: Innovative Language Learning
Publisher: Innovative Language Learning
Release Date: 2017-08-31
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Listen to audio lessons, while you read along! Buy or sample now! Interactive. Effective. And FUN! Start speaking Italian in minutes, and learn key vocabulary, phrases, and grammar in just minutes more with Learn Italian - Level 5: Upper Beginner - a completely new way to learn Italian with ease! Learn Italian - Level 5: Upper Beginner will arm you with Italian and cultural insight to utterly shock and amaze your Italian friends and family, teachers, and colleagues. What you get in Learn Italian - Level 5: Upper Beginner: - 210+ pages of Italian learning material - 25 Italian lessons: dialog transcripts with translation, vocabulary, sample sentences and a grammar section - 25 Audio Lesson Tracks - 25 Audio Review Tracks - 25 Audio Dialog Tracks This book is the most powerful way to learn Italian. Guaranteed. You get the two most powerful components of our language learning system: the audio lessons and lesson notes. Why are the audio lessons so effective? - powerful and to the point - syllable-by-syllable breakdown of each word and phrase so that you can say every word and phrase instantly - repeat after the professional teacher to practice proper pronunciation - cultural insight and insider-only tips from our teachers in each lesson - fun and relaxed approach to learning - effortlessly learn from bi-lingual and bi-cultural hosts as they guide you through the pitfalls and pleasures of Italy and Italian. Why are the lesson notes so effective? - improve listening comprehension and reading comprehension by reading the dialog transcript while listening to the conversation - grasp the exact meaning of phrases and expressions with natural translations - expand your word and phrase usage with the expansion section - master and learn to use Italian grammar with the grammar section Discover or rediscover how fun learning a language can be with the future of language learning, and start speaking Italian instantly!
Author: Brenda Rothert
Publisher: Silver Sky Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2017-01-06
One bad hit has left the career of young NHL Center Luke Hudson in question. When he arrives for rehab with a minor league team, his injury has robbed him of the edge that made him great. Team trainer Adella Price’s job is to help Luke get back in peak condition. But their one on one sessions shake her resolve to remain unattached. Dell is hands-off to all hockey players, even one as charming and successful as Luke. As Luke starts to get ahold of his game again, he loses his grip on his heart. Helping Luke get his edge back brings to light what Dell is missing from her life. But those who want them apart are relentless, and with their careers on the line, Luke and Dell must decide if their love is worth risking it all.
WHO TOOK THE G OUT OF GLADEMORE Who Took the G Out of Glademore is a story that encompasses family; and all its conflict, a grandmother that dabbles occasionally in the “Gifts”, the intimacy of “first love” and the trials the close-knit families in a rural town endure to survive. The story takes place in the fictional town of Glademore, Alabama during the late 1950’s segregated south. Dramatically, we are taken through and become a part of the heroine, Honey Hall’s journey, from an inexperienced young girl to womanhood. Along the way, she learns the value of true friendship, a friendship that carries heavy-laden conflicts on her heart. She is there for her best friend, Cora Ann, who is easily persuaded by an unscrupulous, bootleg selling boyfriend; his friend who is determined to be more than a yes-man; and the notoriety of Joe Boy, our protagonist, whose hard-knock experiences in life make him the man he is, a man long before his time. We share the unpredictability of love, the boundaries Honey is willing to cross in a controversial relationship and the vagaries of human nature. “You just don’t know Honey. I love Joe Boy. You don’t know ‘bout love yet, but when you find out, you gonna know it’s mis’ry, pain, beatin’s, murder, robbin’ folks, drinkin’ hard whiskey, gamblin’, it’s all them things that you cain’t walk away from when you loves somebody.” - Cora Ann
The Flying Goat (Jonathan Cape, 1939) features sixteen diverse stories from slapstick sketches to portraits of marital tension; one Uncle Silas tale; and three that hark back to Bates's boyhood roots. 'A Funny Thing' is an escalating bragging match between Uncle Silas and Uncle Cosmos. Cosmos is modelled on Bates's paternal grandfather, Charles Lawrence, who was "known about Rushden as a dapper and dashing figure who spent his holidays in the south of France, where he reputedly had a number of mistresses". A television adaptation starring Albert Finney was aired in 2003. In a cautionary tale, ever-relevant today, 'Shot Actress – Full Story' is an account of the death of a former actress, and of the damaging effect of rumours. In commenting on the public's obsession with scandal and journalism, the tale reflects Bates's early newspaper work at the Northamptonshire Chronicle as well as a wider social commentary. The Times Literary Supplement singled out 'The White Pony' and 'The Ox' as "faultless things, jewels as luminous and as finely cut as any Mr. Bates has turned out. In each of them the evocative strength of his countryside pictures is joined to a still and poignant emotion that seems to project a background of universal experience for a particular sorrow." The bonus story 'Pensioned Off' is a sensitive and touching tale of a Latin teacher approaching the end of his career, reflecting on his obsolete methods of trying to teach a dying language. The story is based in part on Bates's own Latin teacher who he described as "extremely fat", so in a sweetly comic moment we hear how he fasts every Thursday so as not to become obese. Published in the New Adelphi (1929), and not republished since.
Author: Risa Green
Publisher: Soho Press
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Three girls battle a dangerous secret society that will do anything to protect an ancient Greek power in this murder mystery for fans of Dan Brown. In ancient Rome, it was whispered that the great philosopher Plotinus could project his soul into another human being in a ritual that hinged on a kiss. In present-day Delphi, California, the sole remaining guardians of the Plotinus Ability hide in plain sight as members of the exclusive Oculus Society—until their leader, Octavia Harris, is killed in her own home. With no leads on the case, Octavia's daughter, Gretchen, vows to find her mother's murderer at any cost. One piece of the puzzle falls into place when Gretchen's best friend, Jessica Shaw, discovers the Plotinus Ability. Skeptical but curious, the two can't resist trying the ritual, but they're not alone. Ariel Miller, an outsider with a well-known hatred of all things Oculus Society, films the friends exchanging their first kiss, and it isn't long before the video goes viral. As Ariel's guilt and the girls' suspicions of her mount, the three must forget the past and trust one another if they are to find the murderer still in their midst. From the Hardcover edition.
“No guts no glory” the saying goes. But how far do “guts” go in the midst of physical feats of great strength? Learn from at least a dozen Christian, Olympic gold-medal winners and Olympic contenders who tell their inspirational stories of finding God along their roads to glory. Experience the sweat and passion that goes into the making of a world-class athlete, while learning of these Christians’ ultimate goals as competitive athletes and servants of God. For sixty days, plunge into each athlete’s most personal moments at the games through each chapter’s combination of worship, praise and evangelism. Run, jump and dive into these athletic experiences that reveal the role of friendship, the necessity of hard work and that teach the concepts of dedication and sacrifice. Learn of these athletes’ preparation, pre-competition thoughts, faith and how each athlete has placed his or her dependence on God.
Author: Jerry Leiber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A dual portrait of the music team that shaped rock-and-roll music in the 1950s and 1960s describes their humble origins, their relationships with such performers as Elvis Presley and the Coasters, and their record-setting collaborative achievements.
Author: Haris Malik
Release Date: 2014-02-26
Alistair Montgomery grew up in an emotionally distant household. All he has ever wanted in life has been love, true love. For two long years, he lived thinking he had found his true love with Ashley, a lovely girl as emotionally damaged as he is, in his quaint little hometown. His entire mindset is changed when he is exiled from his hometown to a private school by his overbearing mother. At this new school, Alistair meets the lovely Alexandra, a new and exciting girl that makes him question whether he's really in love with Ashley. To acquire the storybook romance that he's always desired, he must make choices involving his two loves and an ensemble of zany characters that make and break classic stereotypes. The only real question in this novel is if Alistair will ever get the happily ever after he’s fought for his entire life or will he ruin his life along with the lives of those around him in pursuit of an empty dream?
A Perfect Partnership When Abby Bowen's dream of love is dashed, she pursues a new dream: opening a dinner theater in Hot Mineral Springs, Colorado. There's just one hitch; she needs a male business partner. The handsome father of twins who answers Abby's ad is perfect…perhaps too perfect. Working with someone like Harrison Kingsley—without losing her heart—will be harder than Abby anticipated. It's a good thing Harrison's arrangement with Abby is strictly business. Because with her kind soul, smiling blue eyes and gentle way with his boys, he could easily fall for her. But the longer he works with Abby, the more Harrison realizes that the Lord might have an entirely different partnership planned for them.