Author: Jaye Elise
Publisher: Stormy Night Publications
Erotic romance novelist Kit Alexander is in a slump. Each new book seems more difficult to complete than the last, and the spark in her writing seems to be gone. But her life is changed forever when she goes on a camping trip to reconnect with her muse and ends up being kidnapped and brought to an isolated cabin by a dedicated fan set on helping her in his own way. Vaughn is a former Green Beret used to taking charge, and when his favorite author needs to rekindle her passion he makes it his business to teach her what it means to be thoroughly mastered. Kit quickly discovers that being stripped bare and spanked soundly is very different in real life than in her stories, but in spite of everything Vaughn’s stern correction leaves her deeply aroused. When she defies her captor, however, Kit learns the hard way that there are punishments far more humiliating than a mere bare-bottom spanking. With each passing day Kit finds herself surrendering ever more completely to Vaughn’s bold, practiced dominance, and when he claims her it is more pleasurable than she would have ever imagined. As her next book begins to take shape under his strict guidance, she knows it is the best she’s ever written. But when it is finished at last, will it mean the end of her relationship with the man who inspired it? Publisher’s Note: Mastering His Captive includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
Author: David Zientara
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Install and configure a pfSense router/firewall, and become a pfSense expert in the process. Key Features You can always do more to secure your software – so extend and customize your pfSense firewall Build a high availability security system that’s fault-tolerant – and capable of blocking potential threats Put the principles of better security into practice by implementing examples provided in the text Book Description pfSense has the same reliability and stability as even the most popular commercial firewall offerings on the market – but, like the very best open-source software, it doesn’t limit you. You’re in control – you can exploit and customize pfSense around your security needs. Mastering pfSense - Second Edition, covers features that have long been part of pfSense such as captive portal, VLANs, traffic shaping, VPNs, load balancing, Common Address Redundancy Protocol (CARP), multi-WAN, and routing. It also covers features that have been added with the release of 2.4, such as support for ZFS partitions and OpenVPN 2.4. This book takes into account the fact that, in order to support increased cryptographic loads, pfSense version 2.5 will require a CPU that supports AES-NI. The second edition of this book places more of an emphasis on the practical side of utilizing pfSense than the previous edition, and, as a result, more examples are provided which show in step-by-step fashion how to implement many features. What you will learn Configure pfSense services such as DHCP, Dynamic DNS, captive portal, DNS, NTP and SNMP Set up a managed switch to work with VLANs Use pfSense to allow, block and deny traffic, and to implement Network Address Translation (NAT) Make use of the traffic shaper to lower and raise the priority of certain types of traffic Set up and connect to a VPN tunnel with pfSense Incorporate redundancy and high availability by utilizing load balancing and the Common Address Redundancy Protocol (CARP) Explore diagnostic tools in pfSense to solve network problems Who this book is for This book is for those with at least an intermediate understanding of networking. Prior knowledge of pfSense would be helpful but is not required. Those who have the resources to set up a pfSense firewall, either in a real or virtual environment, will especially benefit, as they will be able to follow along with the examples in the book.
Author: Cassandra Dee
I'm gonna break her. And she'll scream as I'm doing it.Anna is a slut. The redhead is a golddigger who got my brother to propose after one night.After twenty-four hours, my stupid little bro was head over heels, worshipping at the curvy girl's altar.But I'm not gonna let her destroy us. I'm not gonna let her steal our family fortune.I'm not gonna let her walk away with everything.So I've kidnapped the redhead. Yeah, I tied her up and threw her into the back of my trunk. And now she's locked up with no place to go.The redhead's in chains.Writhing and mewling.Crying out helplessly.Begging me.Because I know she wants it.And do I give it to her?HELL YEAH.But who's the captive now?
Author: David Lambert
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
In Mastering the Niger, David Lambert recalls Scotsman James MacQueen (1778–1870) and his publication of A New Map of Africa in 1841 to show that Atlantic slavery—as a practice of subjugation, a source of wealth, and a focus of political struggle—was entangled with the production, circulation, and reception of geographical knowledge. The British empire banned the slave trade in 1807 and abolished slavery itself in 1833, creating a need for a new British imperial economy. Without ever setting foot on the continent, MacQueen took on the task of solving the “Niger problem,” that is, to successfully map the course of the river and its tributaries, and thus breathe life into his scheme for the exploration, colonization, and commercial exploitation of West Africa. Lambert illustrates how MacQueen’s geographical research began, four decades before the publication of the New Map, when he was managing a sugar estate on the West Indian colony of Grenada. There MacQueen encountered slaves with firsthand knowledge of West Africa, whose accounts would form the basis of his geographical claims. Lambert examines the inspirations and foundations for MacQueen’s geographical theory as well as its reception, arguing that Atlantic slavery and ideas for alternatives to it helped produce geographical knowledge, while geographical discourse informed the struggle over slavery.
Author: Ivy Barrett
Publisher: Stormy Night Publications
Though Kellan Felix is a military commander not known for his soft side, when he sees Brianna in one of his interrogation rooms naked, vulnerable, and on display, he is all but overwhelmed by an intense need to comfort and protect the beautiful little human. But before he can take Brianna in his arms and claim her as his own, he must learn the truth about her presence on his planet, even if that means spanking her bare bottom hard and thoroughly until she learns to obey. As a lawyer used to fighting her battles in a courtroom, Brianna is utterly unprepared to be thrust into the midst of a bitter conflict on a far-off world, but in spite of everything her body’s reaction to Kellan’s bold dominance cannot be denied, and she soon finds herself writhing in ecstasy as the huge, handsome alien warlord brings her to one helpless, shattering climax after another. The situation becomes more complicated, however, when an ancient being takes an interest in Brianna. To confront this threat to the woman he has already grown to love, Kellan must enlist the aid of an old ally with powerful abilities of his own, but will the two men end up fighting over Brianna or sharing both her body and her heart? Publisher’s Note: Mastering Their Human is the fourth book of the Captives of Stilox series. It includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book. Also note that an earlier version of this book was previously released by another publisher with the title Specter.
Author: Christopher McDougall
"Author of the phenomenal national best seller, Born to Run, Christopher McDougall now travels to the Mediterranean where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete and in the muscles and minds of fitness enthusiasts everywhere. While researching Born to Run, Chris McDougall encountered the story of Pheidippides, the legendary ancient Greek 'all-day runner.' Later, when McDougall met a dedicated amateur historian, he saw a connection to one of the most fascinating mysteries of World War II: How did a small band of Resistance fighters surrounded by German troops kidnap a top German general? What he discovered is that ancestral techniques for extraordinary endurance, natural movement, and nutrition allowed ancient Greek soldiers and Cretan shepherds to race across mountains on all-night missions. Inspired by their heroic acts, McDougall sets off to discover the lost art of the hero, both throughout history and across the world. Just as Born to Run inspired casual runners to get off the treadmill, out of their shoes, and into nature, Natural-Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to leave the gym and take their fitness to nature doing cross-training, mud runs, parkour and free-running to bound--and climb, swim, skip, wade, and jump--their way to heroic feats"--
Author: Diana Cosby
Publisher: Zebra Books
In his quest to avenge his father's murder, Scottish rebel Sir Alexander MacGruder kidnaps English beauty Lady Nichola Westcott, but the tables turn when he finds himself unable to let her go, turning her into a target for his enemies. Original.
Author: Faizal Karbani
Publisher: FT Press
A practical and accessible guide to Islamic finance that helps demystify the differences with conventional banking, enabling practitioners to develop Sharia compliant products for customers. The Islamic Finance industry is estimated to be worth $1.2 trillion and is growing globally at over 10% per year. Mastering Islamic Finance will give practitioners an understanding of Islamic finance, from the basic techniques, through to advanced applications. Helping to demystify and clarify the differences with conventional banking, it will enable practitioners to develop Sharia compliant products for customers. According to Sharia law there are strict rules on how financial services and products can be designed; in Islamic Finance money cannot make money and the subject of the finance must be an asset or a verifiable, real trade or business activity. Sharia compliant financial instruments have been devised to enable Muslims to abide by the principles of Islam and still make the most of their money. Mastering Islamic Finance will equip readers with an understanding of Islamic financial instruments so they can sensibly apply them in practice. For each instrument there is a definition of the concept and how it differs from its equivalent in conventional banking. There are also examples and case studies to highlight practical applications.
Author: Melissa Ambrosini
This deluxe eBook edition features eight exclusive videos from author and self-love instructor Melissa Ambrosini, in which she leads readers through guided meditations and practices in positive affirmations. Ready to activate your dream life? You know that sneaky voice inside your head telling you that you’re not good enough, smart enough, skinny enough, whatever enough? That’s your Mean Girl. And she’s doing her best to keep you stuck in Fear Town, too scared to go after the life you always imagined. But enough’s enough! Melissa Ambrosini has made a life beyond her wildest dreams, all by mastering her Mean Girl, busting through limiting beliefs and karate-chopping through the fears that held her hostage for years. And now she wants to help you remember not only what you are capable of, but how amazing you truly are! In this inspiring, upbeat guide, Melissa provides a practical plan for creating your own version of a kick-ass life — one that’s wildly wealthy, fabulously healthy and bursting with love. Designed to propel you out of stuck-ness and into action, this is a must read if you’re ready to let go of your Mean Girl and start living the life of your dreams.
Author: George Alfred Henty
Follow Jack Archer through all his daring exploits during the most explosive battles of the Crimean War in this frontline historical-fiction tale.
Author: C. S. Pacat
In order to stop a lethal plot and avoid war, Damen and Prince Laurent travel to the battlefield, but as the truth of their pasts comes to light, their trust in each other is tested and their lives are put at risk.