A new rider is stealing Carole's spotlight.Zachary Simpson has only just started riding at Pine Hollow, but everyone is totally impressed by his natural talent. Everyone except Carole Hanson, that is. She's glad that he seems to love riding, but she's a little uncomfortable at how much attention he's getting from everyone else in Pony Club. Is Carole just jealous? And is Zach a mere flash in the pan, or is he the real thing? The upcoming Pony Club competition should give Zach a chance to show everyone what he's capable of and answer those questions.But Zach falls apart, and the show is a disaster. Then he announces that he's going to quit riding. Suddenly it's up to Carole to remind Zach of all the things that make riding and horses so special. Can she convince him to get back in the saddle?
Published by: Skylark | Publication date: 01/30/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 176 pages
#1 New York Times bestselling author of the House of Night series, P.C. Cast, brings us Wind Rider, an epic fantasy set in a world where humans, their animal allies, and the earth itself has been drastically changed. A world filled with beauty and danger and cruelty…Mari, Nik, and their newly formed Pack are being hunted. Thaddeus and the God of Death will stop at nothing until they are obliterated from the earth. But Mari and Nik have one goal: to reach the plains of the Wind Riders, in order to band together to stop Thaddeus from destroying all that Mari and Nik hold dear. But will the mysterious Wind Riders accept the Pack, or will Mari and Nik and their people be rejected by the mighty Riders and be forced to flee for their lives? And what happens when a rogue Lead Stallion gets too close to the Pack, rejecting all Wind Riders and turning to a stranger for companionship instead? In the next installment of the Tales of a New World series love and goodness are put to the ultimate test. Will the Wind Riders and the Pack be strong enough to withstand the God of Death? Will the Great Goddess of Life awaken to join the battle, and if so, will it be as Death's consort, or will the Goddess stand with Mari and her people against the great love of her eternal life?
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin | Publication date: 10/16/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 576 pages
All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Riders In The Sky (All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy (2017-2018))
Collects All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #3, 5, 7, 9, 11-12.Catch up with your favorite Guardians as they share the galactic spotlight! Gamora - the most dangerous person in the galaxy - is hiding something. What is her secret quest? Star-Lord sails the galaxy's radio waves, keeping up with the one piece of home he could never leave behind! Discover the reason behind Drax the former Destroyer's vow of peace! Learn what happened to Groot that caused him to revert to a tiny shrub - and why Rocket thinks it's all his fault! Plus: Meet the members of the resurgent Nova Corps as they come into desperate conflict with the shadowy Fraternity of Raptors! And as the Guardians return to Earth in the aftermath of SECRET EMPIRE, who will join them as their newest member?
Published by: Marvel | Publication date: 12/20/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 136 pages
In 1969, a low-budget biker movie, Easy Rider, shocked Hollywood with its stunning success. An unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll (onscreen and off), Easy Rider heralded a heady decade in which a rebellious wave of talented young filmmakers invigorated the movie industry. In Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Peter Biskind takes us on the wild ride that was Hollywood in the '70s, an era that produced such modern classics as The Godfather, Chinatown, Shampoo, Nashville, Taxi Driver, and Jaws.Easy Riders, Raging Bulls vividly chronicles the exuberance and excess of the times: the startling success of Easy Rider and the equally alarming circumstances under which it was made, with drugs, booze, and violent rivalry between costars Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda dominating the set; how a small production company named BBS became the guiding spirit of the youth rebellion in Hollywood and how, along the way, some of its executives helped smuggle Huey Newton out of the country; how director Hal Ashby was busted for drugs and thrown in jail in Toronto; why Martin Scorsese attended the Academy Awards with an FBI escort when Taxi Driver was nominated; how George Lucas, gripped by anxiety, compulsively cut off his own hair while writing Star Wars, how a modest house on Nicholas Beach occupied by actresses Margot Kidder and Jennifer Salt became the unofficial headquarters for the New Hollywood; how Billy Friedkin tried to humiliate Paramount boss Barry Diller; and how screenwriter/director Paul Schrader played Russian roulette in his hot tub. It was a time when an "anything goes" experimentation prevailed both on the screen and off.After the success of Easy Rider, young film-school graduates suddenly found themselves in demand, and directors such as Francis Coppola, Peter Bogdanovich, George Lucas, and Martin Scorsese became powerful figures. Even the new generation of film stars -- Nicholson, De Niro, Hoffman, Pacino, and Dunaway -- seemed a breed apart from the traditional Hollywood actors. Ironically, the renaissance would come to an end with Jaws and Star Wars, hugely successful films that would create a blockbuster mentality and crush innovation.Based on hundreds of interviews with the directors themselves, producers, stars, agents, writers, studio executives, spouses, and ex-spouses, this is the full, candid story of Hollywood's last golden age. Never before have so many celebrities talked so frankly about one another and about the drugs, sex, and money that made so many of them crash and burn.By turns hilarious and shocking, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls is the ultimate behind-the-scenes account of Hollywood at work and play.
Published by: Simon & Schuster | Publication date: 12/13/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 512 pages
Collects All-New Ghost Rider #6-12.The all-new Ghost Rider has become a local hero! But is Robbie Reyes street-racing straight toward eternal damnation? When the original Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze, shows up, hellfire sparks will fly as the legend comes face-to-face with the reality! It's old-school vs. new-school, age vs. youth, East vs. West -- Ghost Rider vs. Ghost Rider! Can the cocky, inexperienced all-new Rider stand up to the Spirit of Vengeance, or will Robbie lose his soul in the battle that ensues? Plus: As his powers continue to evolve, Robbie learns a shocking truth about his long-lost parents -- but what fate awaits his brother, Gabe? What is satanic serial killer Eli Morrow's spirit really after? And as the fatal finish line approaches, will Eli's evil finally push Robbie Reyes over the edge?
Published by: Marvel | Publication date: 06/09/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Collects All-New Ghost Rider #1-5.With four on the floor, Marvel's newest Ghost Rider puts vengeance in overdrive! Amid an East Los Angeles neighborhood running wild with gang violence and drug trafficking, Robbie Reyes has been given a new awesome power! But can the teen handle it, or will it drive him to a path of destruction? As a war brews in the criminal underworld, the streets of East LA flare up with drug-fueled gang violence from Dr. Zabo's power-enhancing narcotics - and Mr. Hyde launches a diabolical plan to expand his underground empire. Robbie meets the mysterious entity behind his possession, but will he submit to the sprit inside him and go too far in protecting his neighborhood? The all-new Ghost Rider takes on Mr. Hyde, with all-out action...and a twist that will hit you at 100 mph!
Published by: Marvel | Publication date: 10/14/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 112 pages
Best-selling author and popular speaker Garr Reynolds is back in this newly revised edition of his classic, best-selling book, Presentation Zen, in which he showed readers there is a better way to reach the audience through simplicity and storytelling, and gave them the tools to confidently design and deliver successful presentations. In this new edition, Garr gives his readers new, fresh examples to draw inspiration from, with a whole new chapter for those who present on more technical and educational topics based on techniques used by many presenters who give high-level talks at TED and other powerhouse events. Whether the reader is in research, technology, business, or education–this book will show them how to take what could look like a really dry presenation and reinvigorate the material in totally fresh (and sometimes interactive!) ways that will make it memorable and resonate with the audience. Staying true to the mission of the first), Garr combines solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity to help readers along the path to simpler, more effective presentations that will be appreciated, remembered, and best of all, acted upon.
Published by: New Riders | Publication date: 12/15/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 312 pages
"My favorite read of 2018! Flawlessly written, fresh and unique! Breathtaking story of finding yourself, friendship, and love!" - Diary of A Book Fiend. The summer Maesyn Calhoun turns eighteen, she assumes the rest of the summer will be spent on her parents’ ranch.That’s until champion bull rider Grayer Easton returns home. She’s warned to keep her distance, but there’s something about Grayer’s harsh dismissal that brings out her most forbidden desires. Giving her a glimpse into the wild and explosive life he lives, Maesyn’s plans change. A road trip, a different town every night… what’s not to love when you’re wild-hearted and a wandering soul?Grayer Easton tames raging bulls in the daredevil world of professional bull riding. The last thing he expects is to be held hostage by untamed and reckless Maesyn. Protective to a fault, he’s loyal and determined. He doesn’t need unpredictable in his life.With a need to explore the unknown, Maesyn lives life like there’s no tomorrow. It’s something Grayer’s never allowed himself to do. Up against the biggest ride of his career, he can’t ignore that Maesyn ignites something deep inside him. Sparks fly between them until an injury threatens to end Grayer’s career, and Maesyn’s definitely the distraction he doesn’t need.With rebel blood and a ruthless heart, their love is untamed, wild, and passionate. Can they hang on for longer than eight seconds?A version of this book was originally published as Remember Tonight by Chelsea Landon, a book written under a pen name Shey Stahl used in 2014. The title, events, story line, scenes, and character names have been altered to combine the author’s work and copyrighted by Shey Stahl.
Published by: Shey Stahl LLC | Publication date: 06/19/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 436 pages
To create a great video game, you must start with a solid game design: A well-designed game is easier to build, more entertaining, and has a better chance of succeeding in the marketplace. Here to teach you the essential skills of player-centric game design is one of the industry’s leading authorities, who offers a first-hand look into the process, from initial concept to final tuning. Now in its second edition, this updated classic reference by Ernest Adams offers a complete and practical approach to game design, and includes material on concept development, gameplay design, core mechanics, user interfaces, storytelling, and balancing. In an easy-to-follow approach, Adams analyzes the specific design challenges of all the major game genres and shows you how to apply the principles of game design to each one. You’ll learn how to:
- Define the challenges and actions at the heart of the gameplay.
- Write a high-concept document, a treatment, and a full design script.
- Understand the essentials of user interface design and how to define a game’s look and feel.
- Design for a variety of input mechanisms, including the Wii controller and multi-touch iPhone.
- Construct a game’s core mechanics and flow of resources (money, points, ammunition, and more).
- Develop appealing stories, game characters, and worlds that players will want to visit, including persistent worlds.
- Work on design problems with engaging end-of-chapter exercises, design worksheets, and case studies.
- Make your game accessible to broader audiences such as children, adult women, people with disabilities, and casual players.
Published by: New Riders | Publication date: 04/07/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 697 pages
This is the eBook version of the printed book. FOREWORD BY GUY KAWASAKI Presentation designer and internationally acclaimed communications expert Garr Reynolds, shares his experience in a provocative mix of illumination, inspiration, education, and guidance that will change the way you think about making presentations with PowerPoint or Keynote. Presentation Zen challenges the conventional wisdom of making "slide presentations" in today’s world and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations. Garr shares lessons and perspectives that draw upon practical advice from the fields of communication and business. Combining solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity, this book will help you along the path to simpler, more effective presentations.
Published by: New Riders | Publication date: 04/15/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 229 pages