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The Compassion of Beauty is an all-new guide on vegan beauty written by long-time animal rights activist and vegan, Shenita Etwaroo. Whether you’re full on vegan yourself, or just interested in removing cruelty from your beauty routine, this new look at new looks is bound to help you out in your journey for ethical standards for your everyday beauty regimen. It’s high time we show the naysayers that not all veg*ns are pale, pasty, unkempt ladies—quite the contrary! Whether you’re a total noob to the world of animal rights or a seasoned member looking for a new trick or two, this hot and exciting new tome has got you covered. Animal rights is about to take the fashion world by storm.

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Nora Carter leads a comfortable life in an upper-middle class suburb, and she’s perfectly happy. Ever since her accident four years ago, her loving husband has insisted that she stay home and focus on caring for herself and recovering memories of her life before. A high-ranking financial executive, he assures her the very best of care, the very best opportunities in life, the ability to pursue her interests and move on past the car crash that left the surgical scar on her left wrist. She takes a prominent role in a local women’s group advocacy for animal rights, and soon notices strange faces and vehicles following her around town. Her husband tells her she’s just being paranoid, and perhaps she should stay home more often and see Dr. Phillip more now that her symptoms are rising, but what has her husband got to hide, and how long has he been lying to her?

She’s a sweetheart,  a doll, a ‘good doctor, for such a young gal’, as it’s said aloud as she passes, a ‘virgin’, as the young ladies whisper to each other, unable to stop themselves from staring into her face as they blush and giggle. It’s been almost twenty years since It Happened, and Theodora—that’s Teddy, thank you very much—Atchison serves as the doctor of naturalistic medicine for a small hamlet in the middle of nowhere, Texas. Where you’re from doesn’t matter much anymore, though, because everywhere is the same now: No electricity, no cars, no Cheetos, no nothing. Not since It Happened. She lives alone on the family farm, passed down to her by her grandparents, with only her two horses and smirky attitude to keep her company. This changes quickly, however, when a relatively new addition to town drops in in the middle of the night, hoping to make a walk in appointment for the haunted-looking stranger standing in the hallway. An exchange of looks can change absolutely everything.

People just didn’t last very long outside of the Walls. Mosquito was inside the Walls, and only Mosquito scared off an early and slow death. Throughout her childhood, Isen’s mother did every degrading job she could throw together in order to send her to the tiny Wall-sponsored school out in the Dark. Now, with her mother dead and her certificate in hand, she forks over every last cent of her own savings to take the exam that admits her to vocational training and a life inside the Walls—at long last, all her mother’s sacrifices are not in vain. Isen is thankful for the life of drudgery that allows her to be inoculated regularly with life-saving Mosquito, but she soon finds that life inside the Walls and the bustling city inside them is complicated in ways that even her childhood in the Dark could not prepare her for.
In her dreams, there’s a flash of soft lavender color, then he’s there, a warm smile, a soft touch, and Eliza can breathe again. She peacefully co-exists with her husband in her dreams, whispering soft words of love, joking about old times, and planning for a bright and splendid future. When she wakes, however, Phillip isn’t there beside her anymore. The joy slowly fades from her face and she stays in bed, listening to him move around downstairs until she finally hears the door open and her quiet, angry husband to leave. Longing for her dreams to escape the puzzling problems of her marriage, Eliza sleeps whole days away and lives inside a dream (or fantasy?) where Phillip is still the love of her life, and she of his. Everything is perfect, until her dreams and reality take on a frightening dissociation from each other, and a medical emergency prompts the real Phillip to stand by her side again, and the Man of Her Dreams becomes too close for comfort.
Logan’s life takes an unexpected turn when he finds himself facing off against a deadly assassin who spares his life and whisks him away to serve as a recruit at the CORP, a secret organization whose true purpose is concealed by an innocent front. Under the instruction of Cate, his kidnapper turned friend, Logan trains to become a skilled member of the CORP’s team, albeit somewhat unwillingly. As he gradually becomes aware of the sinister truth behind the CORP’s actions, he is determined to free Cate from the organization’s iron grasp and get to the bottom of the mysteries that are buried well and deep.
When law enforcement officer Daniel wakes up as a Ghost with no recollection of how he died, he fears for his friend and partner Starr’s safety. Devastated by his disappearance and assuming the worst, Starr spirals into a deep depression and all Daniel can do is watch on as she cracks under the pressure and pain. However, when he finally discovers a way in which he can communicate with her from the other side, Daniel hopes that she can hear him and come to his rescue because so much has been left unsaid between them.
Daniel regrets that he has never revealed his true feelings to Starr and now he can do nothing but trail after her as a spirit, unseen and unwilling to leave her side, convinced that she can sense his presence. When the police department picks up on a new lead, Starr defies her superiors’ orders to keep away from the case and begins her own investigations based on the snippets of memories and glimpses into his final moments that Daniel plants in her mind. Although Daniel fears for Starr’s safety during her quest, he knows she is the only one who can find him.
Everything in Elias’ life is finally falling in place as he finds himself head over heels in love with the gorgeous model Faith Morel who is impossibly beautiful both without and within, and ready to start a family and a new life together. However, when Elias receives a sudden and unexpected call, his world suddenly turns upside down as he rushes to the bedside of his beloved Faith, hoping against hope that he is not too late to save her.
With Faith traumatized by her ordeal and afraid to return to her home, Elias gently attempts to reintroduce her to everyday life although it soon becomes painfully aware that the task is easier said than done. With things slowly returning to normal, Elias is optimistic about Faith’s recovery but acknowledges that she still needs his constant care. However, Faith comes to the realization that she is holding her boyfriend back and moves away, wanting to do what is best for Elias and his future.
Healing takes time, home, and love, and Elias is prepared to wait a lifetime for Faith if it means that she can find her safe place and happiness once more. With the help of her family, Faith recovers from her ordeal and finally decides that the time has come for her to return to Elias so that the rest of their lives can begin once more.
A sudden wave of blazing heat incapacitates the entire city and its effects on Jax Thaddeus are only intensified by the presence of the beautiful Sasha Johansson When Sasha comes across Jax in a rather compromising situation, she begins to realize the depth of her feelings and attraction towards the handsome man. Although she tries to damp down the desire she feels for her friend, Jax is relentless in his pursuit and unaware of her inner turmoil. With the weather warming their bodies and whetting their desires, it only seems to be a matter of time before they are united.
Shania and Jared look forward to spending time together exploring foreign cities, revelling in their new-found love, and taking all of the sweetest pleasures that life may offer them. However, tragedy strikes and they find themselves stranded on a strange island which at first glance seems uninhabited and unwelcoming to the two lovers. Wounded and in need of aid after their crash landing, the pair are determined to survive and venture out into the depths of the forest in search of redemption. However, help is far closer at hand than either of them know.
When the crew of the transporter Hawk rescue a mysterious and beautiful aquatic alien who has seemingly been abandoned by her kind, the creature promptly imprints itself on the handsome Richard Kane, much to the annoyance of his fellow crew member Grace Ellis. Although she believes her concern is for the reputation of her friend and the wellbeing of the alien girl, she can’t ignore the stab of jealousy she feels when she sees Richard with her, and assumes that the two will soon initiate a romantic relationship. However, their rescuee seems to have other plans.
During a great and devastating war, the breakdown of society begins and survival is the only things on Gabriel’s mind. Returning to his hometown, he is reunited with his group of childhood friends including his
sweetheart Chastity who is still hurt by Gabriel’s betrayal many years ago. Desperation driving them to take risks, their group grows ever smaller until Gabriel finds himself fighting for survival with only Chastity by his side, dreaming of a future where they can finally be together.
Noah must grow up quickly and act beyond his years when the world goes up in flames and the undead rise from the ashes. He is grateful to find companionship and security in the company of three friends who welcome him into their tight-knit group but he can’t help but feel like an outsider. However, holed up in an old building in their struggle to survive, things between them begin to change and evolve, and draws them all ever closer in brotherhood.
Being the prime suspect for the murder of her beloved sister Penelope has taken its toll on Elizabeth who is plagued for years by nightmares about her sister’s nameless faceless killer who still roams free. When another girl disappears in an eerily similar way, Elizabeth is convinced that her sister’s killer has emerged from the shadows and she suspects that the culprit may be the town’s most influential businessman Will Ergot whom she swears to hound till her last breath until the truth has been revealed.
PETA has always considered his transformations a curse that sentenced him to a sad existence in the middle of the forest, hated and feared by everyone. However, when he comes across Pauline, a runaway princess, his entire life takes a turn for the better, and for the first time in his life, he finds himself loved and cherished; something he thought a boy who suddenly turned into a dragon with no warning could never have. However, their happiness seems doomed to be short lived as Pauline is discovered and taken back to the life that she thought she had escaped for good, and PETA’s curse turns out to be a blessing in disguise as he takes to the skies to rescue his princess.
James has never been particularly good at nursing people back to health and usually has no interest in doing so, regardless of whom the sick person may be. However, when his friend and co-worker Keira for whom he has a soft spot comes down with the flu, Jason finds himself taking up the role of the caregiver without a second thought. Spending his days at Keira’s home looking after her and keeping her company, James becomes ever closer to her and they finally reach a turning point in their relationship.
When captain of the pirate ship Advent Kate Romijn and her crew come across the remains of a federation ship, what at first glance appears to be a veritable gold mine of loot turns out to be a death sentence as they find themselves face to face with a formidable enemy in the form of Captain Daniel Theron. However, Kate senses that there is something behind the cold and formal fa├žade that the Federation captain projects, something sinister and yet completely fascinating. 

When a string of brutal murders with a curious twist rock her hometown, law enforcement officer Scarlett is determined to find the perpetrator and bring him to justice with the help of her long-time partner Pace. Although she is convinced that she will get to the bottom of the mystery, it is not until their investigation places Pace in mortal danger that Scarlett realises just how complex the situation really is, both in terms of the case as well as her feelings for her partner.
Ryan is perfectly content with his life, keeping busy at his shop while the world rushes by, only stepping out for a drink and some friendly banter with his friends at his usual haunt. When the strange new waitress at the club somehow quietly makes her way into his life, Ryan finds that despite his preference for his own company he finds her companionship pleasant and comfortable, but it is not until she suddenly disappears that he realizes just how much he misses her. When Emma returns at long last, Ryan is surprised by how happy he is to have the quirky girl by his side once again. Finally mustering up the courage to reveal the feelings he harbors for her, Ryan is elated to find that his love is requited. However, when Emma shows up in a curious condition one day, the surprising truth about her is finally revealed and Ryan doesn’t know how to feel about her anymore. 
With her ambition of becoming a scientist on hold as she helps her mother run their family business in her small hometown, Emmeline’s life is anything but eventful until she makes an unusual discovery which at first seems completely harmless but turns out to be dangerous and even potentially deadly. Finding herself out of her depth, Emmeline shares her secret with her friend and regular customer Roger Remmington for whom she has harbored fond feelings, and soon finds that she may need more help to contain the situation than she previously anticipated.
When Theo Innis is assigned the investigation of a potential homicide at the luxurious Sondheim Hotel, a lavish retreat for socialites, never in his wildest dreams does he imagine that the gorgeous Cassandra Miller could be a potential suspect to the crime. Having long harbored an impossible desire and deep love for Cassandra, Theo is determined to prove her innocence to the world, even though all evidence and rationality point to her guilt.
Fiona is apprehensive about her first day as a doctoral student at a small-town university, especially upon making the acquaintance of her supervisor Professor Drake- ominously nicknamed ‘The Dragon’- whose reputation as a brusque and antisocial character precedes him. However, she is immediately put at ease upon meeting her eclectic mix of peers and finds herself drawn into the speculation surrounding the beautiful geologist Brianna’s mysterious new boyfriend.
When her family falls victim to a deadly disease which begins to spread at lightning speed across the globe, Madison Royce seeks out the only man who possesses the cure, a brilliant scientist and her former lover Mathieu Light. Despite being unable to fathom Mathieu’s reasons for withholding the cure from the rest of the world, Madison gradually uncovers the secrets deeply entwined in his past and his quest for immortality.
When her family attempts to force Cordelia to wed her newly betrothed- a prince whom she knows nothing of- against her will, she flees from her home city in hopes of finding shelter and protection in her uncle’s neighboring kingdom. Unused to the trials and tribulations of the life of a nomad fugitive, Cordelia fears that she will be captured before she can make her escape. However, when she chances upon Flavian, a simple peasant who offers her refuge, she finds how quickly her heart can be won by true love and kindness.
Alaine McCarthy, a brilliant young hacker and the sole heir to her wealthy family’s estate, is sick and tired of being trapped within the walls of her home under the watchful eye of her mother Morrigan, who is determined to guard her daughter’s secret in order to preserve her family’s reputation and ensure the success of their ventures.  Following a failed escape attempt, Alaine is assigned a guardian to ensure her safety. However, her new handler Bryce is not the dominating and cruel man that she expected him to be, but is instead sympathetic to her plight and genuinely concerned about her wellbeing. Will the distrustful and wayward Alaine be able to put her trust in Bryce when things start to go south?
When researcher-inventor Clay meets Jenna, a gorgeous woman who seems perfect in every possible way, he is instantly smitten. However, he is surprised to find that she is in fact an android programmed to adopt human behavior through immersion in social situations. Upon discovering that the droid’s creators rid them of their autonomy to control them and make them more malleable, he embarks on a mission to give the machines an emotional component and integrate them into human society. Having convinced his superiors that his invention would result in more capable androids, Clay launches project J.E.N.N.A in an effort to create the perfect sentient machine. 
THE TALES FROM ABBOTT’S CLIFFE is equal parts mystery, campfire horror stories, and thriller.From the imaginative and innovative mind of Dr. Shenita, here lies a collection of interrelated stories chronicling one small, Pacific Northwestern town as they battle with demons—their own personal demons, and the creatures that steal day from the night and come out of their hollows to hunt, but for what? The answer to this question and so much more rests within approximately twenty thousand words packed with action, pure terror, and even a spark of romance in an otherwise, seemingly, endless night. The human soul is tested to the extreme, placing each person (and creature’s) faith, in themselves, in each other, in spiritual matters, into question. Those that overcome survive. Others. . .

When her daughter is brutally killed by an evil sociopath, Alexandra Storm realizes that justice is the last thing she would get in a society corrupted by the lure of power and greed.
Appalled by the corruption, crime and cruelty around her, Alexandra embarks on a mission to eradicate the evil and deliver justice to the poor and the helpless while she hunts for her daughter’s killer, Lynn Brook.But her path is not easy, for Lynn is more than a master manipulator and a ruthless killer. 
Guided by her love for her daughter and with vengeance as her weapon, Alexandra Storm is the only one who can stop Lynn and save the world from eternal darkness.