The Accidental Troll

Author: Dakota Cassidy

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Who says trolls can't be sexy?Murphy Umanski, personal assistant and sister to Nova LaRue, the beautiful, popular Instagram influencer, has her hands full keeping her client in check. Nova has a big following, a big mouth, and because of it, she has even a bigger problem. After posting an anonymous and inflammatory comment on a rival's Instagram page, someone turns her into a troll--and not the cute little troll doll so popularly used as a good luck charm in a rollicking game of bingo. No, in fact, Nova looks like something that lives in a hole in a tree in a haunted forest. When Murphy reaches out to the OOPS gang for help, she ends up having an accident of her own. Rushing to the sisters' aid is the newly-minted Troll King himself, Sten Peerson. Big, muscly, green-haired Sten The Troll King... Dreamy sigh, right? Well, sort of. Not making things any easier is his wild attraction to Murphy--which is leaving him unfocused in his new role as king. But as always, with every new turning comes the inevitable bad news. Nova's powers as a troll are a highly sought-after commodity in the troll world. And if Sten can't figure out how to turn her back or find someone who can, she's one dead rearview mirror decoration...
Fiction

The Accidental Troll

Author: Dakota Cassidy

Publisher: Dakota Cassidy

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 991

Who knew trolls could be so sexy? Murphy Umanski, personal assistant and sister to Nova LaRue, the beautiful, popular Instagram influencer, has her hands full keeping her client in check. Nova has a big following, a big mouth, and because of it, she has even a bigger problem. After posting an anonymous and inflammatory comment on a rival's Instagram page, someone turns her into a troll—and not the cute little troll doll so popularly used as a good luck charm in a rollicking game of bingo. No, in fact, Nova looks like something that lives in a hole carved out in a tree in a haunted forest. When Murphy reaches out to the OOPS gang for help, she ends up having an accident of her own. Rushing to the sisters' aid is the newly-minted Troll King himself, Sten Peerson. Big, muscly, green-haired Sten The Troll King… Dreamy sigh, right? Well, sort of. Not making things any easier is his wild attraction to Murphy—which is leaving him unfocused in his new role as king. But as always, with every new turning comes the inevitable bad news. Nova’s powers as a troll are a highly sought-after commodity in the troll world. And if Sten can’t figure out how to turn her back or find someone who can, she’s one dead rearview mirror decoration...
Fiction

Accidentally Divine

Author: Dakota Cassidy

Publisher: Dakota Cassidy

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Category: Fiction

Page: 346

View: 877

Heaven ain’t missin’ this angel… At a fateful New Year’s Eve party, Georgina Maverick, a little bit drunk, a lot mired in guilt from her tortured past, trips and falls off a rooftop, tumbling ten stories to her almost death. Little does George know, her friend and co-worker, Dexter Bridger, the man she discovers also happens to be her guardian angel, is on the case. He saves her from landing toe up in the mortuary, but he opens an entire can of worms when he nicks her shoulder and turns George into an angel, too. With the help of the OOPS ladies and some divine intervention from Dex, George is learning how to be a guardian angel in the hope she can earn her permanent wings. But it ain’t easy when your newbie wings are strap-on (you read that right), and your angelic glow nearly fries the eyeballs right out of the head of your new cranky, vampire friend. But worse? All the secrets that haunt both George and Dex are coming home to roost. For instance, how did Dex become a guardian angel anyway, and why doesn’t he have his permanent wings after all this time? And for the love of all that’s good looking, why is he so stupid cute? How can a girl focus on getting it together with that kind of distraction? Yet for George, the questions cut far deeper. Why is it so hard to overcome her brutal past and find the thing she’s always wanted—peace of mind and acceptance? And how the heck is she supposed to be someone’s guardian angel and guide them to emotional safety when her own life is such a wreck? Worst of all? Who’s been lurking in the shadows trying to steal George’s wings? Because if someone gets their hands on her wings, guess what? She loses her soul. Forever…
Fiction

Carnage in a Pear Tree

Author: Dakota Cassidy

Publisher: Dakota Cassidy

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 109

Welcome to Marshmallow Hollow, Maine, a holiday mystery, where it's all Christmas all the time and murder is hung by the chimney with care... Hellooo! I'm at it again, and only a day after my last run-in with a killer! Hobbs and I are growing closer and closer, but there always seems to be a mystery waiting for us just around the corner, nipping at our heels and thwarting our hot romance. A very nice waiter named Joey Scarpetti, from the Marshmallow Hollow Ski Lodge is dead, and it happened in my backyard in my pear tree, no less. So what’s a girl to do but investigate? On top of that, I catch Hobbs having coffee with a very stylish, flawlessly beautiful, natural blonde (hair envy here!), and I’m in a bit of a tizzy. But when I have a gruesome vision of a young woman, so grief-stricken she wants to leave this plane forever, I know I have to find out if my vision is from a future event and if so, is there a way I can prevent a horrible tragedy? All bets are off the table as I hunt for a killer and try and save a young woman’s life!
Fiction

One Corpse Open Slay

Author: Dakota Cassidy

Publisher: Dakota Cassidy

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 408

Welcome to Marshmallow Hollow, Maine, a holiday mystery, where it's all Christmas all the time and murder is hung by the chimney with care... Halliday Valentine here! It’s a week before Christmas, and my quaint holiday town, Marshmallow Hollow, is chock-a-block with seasonal activities. Some less fun than others…like the ice sculpting competition my bestie, Stiles, has talked me into. Let’s just say, as a pair, Michelangelo we ain’t. I’m secretly relieved when our epically awful ice display gets damaged. It gives me a chance to watch my new beau, Hobbs, compete in the sled race. But not five seconds in, and Hobbs’s sled-loving dog, Stephen King, escapes my grip to get in on the action—and boy, does he. He even manages to find himself a sled to ride. Too bad it’s already occupied. With the corpse of a renowned ice sculpting judge. True-crime lovers that we are, Hobbs and I jump right into the investigation. It’s not nosiness, I swear. A little kitten’s fate is on the line, after all (long story)! Only problem? A bajillion suspects. The victim was nothing if not an equal-opportunity jerk, universally hated by everyone he’d ever met. And every suspect has an airtight alibi. Not to mention, the murder weapon is a giant mystery the police can’t solve. All this sleuthing would be a heck of a lot easier if I could just use my magic. But can I trust Hobbs with that reveal? Or more accurately, is he ready for that reveal?
Fiction

The Accidental Unicorn

Author: Dakota Cassidy

Publisher: Dakota Cassidy

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 806

Oliver Baldwin has a problem. And it's a big one. He has a unicorn horn. A unicorn horn that's pink and purple and shoots glitter everywhere. Everywhere... But that's not all it does. So what's a guy who, out of nowhere, has a swirly horn sprout from his head to do? He calls the ladies of OOPS and in the process gets a bird's eye view of a world he never knew existed. The good news? Oliver meets a woman named Vinnie who just might change his mind about never falling in love again. The bad news? It's really hard to find the time to get to know someone you think might be the woman of your dreams when you have crazy unicorn hunters hot on your tail, a handful of gods and goddesses who'd like nothing more than to hack your horn off for its special power... Oh, and the threat of imminent death...
Juvenile Fiction

The Accidental Wizard

Author: Kimberly Pauley

Publisher: Scholastic UK

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Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 198

A raucously funny middle grade adventure for fans of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman... Twig is the last surviving apprentice of the great wizard Ripplemintz, which, as a job, is just as terrifying as it sounds. Oh Ripplemintz always means well, but for a wizard of such high regard he really does make an awful lot of mistakes. And who's always left to clear them up? That's right - Twig. So when Ripplemitz's most powerful spell is let loose on the world, off Twig goes to catch it. And catch it he does, except... not quite in the way that he intended. Because, instead of catching it in an enchanted jar, Twig sort of... well... catches it in... HIMSELF. Brilliantly funny, with bags and bags of heart, The Accidental Wizard is destined to leave you completely spellbound.
Fiction

Jingle all the Slay

Author: Dakota Cassidy

Publisher: Dakota Cassidy

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 909

Welcome to Marshmallow Hollow, Maine, a holiday mystery, where it's all Christmas all the time and murder is hung by the chimney with care... I'm Halliday Valentine (yep; funny name is funny), a psychic witch who's recently moved from New York City back to my very human hometown of Marshmallow Hollow, where I run the family factory that caters to all things Christmas. I inherited the factory from Mom, who inherited from Nana Karen, but now it's just me (kinda...long story), my curmudgeonly British familiar hummingbird, Atticus; one ungrateful rescue cat; my talking reindeer, Karen; and my BFF Stiles (the only human aware of my witchy side). Oh, and Digby Dainty (known as Hobbs), the tall drink of water who rents my guest cottage. And who I wouldn't mind getting to know better. We have a lot in common, including a love of true crime. So as macabre as it sounds, when a shady real estate tycoon shows up dead in the middle of the annual ice festival, I'm thrilled to spend time with Hobbs, flexing our amateur sleuthing skills. Well...not thrilled. I mean, a guy's dead after all. But he did try to con some businesses right out from under the hard-working locals. In fact, the only thing more surprising than a murder in our charming Christmas town is how many of my friendly, beloved neighbors seemed to want the man dead...
Fiction

Gettin' Witched

Author: Dakota Cassidy

Publisher: Dakota Cassidy

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

View: 851

Stevie here, reporting to you live from Ebenezer Falls, WA with my disaster of a day. Yes, that’s right. I’m having a terrible day. The worst. It started off like any other day with the exception of Win’s strange behavior, that is. But it’s all gone downhill from there and I have questions. So many questions… For instance, why is everyone else in Eb Falls behaving as strangely as my International Man of Mystery? And who the heck is Donna? For that matter, who’s Candy Cane and why does she have snow? Who’s the blonde picking up Win in our driveway? And was that an Aston Martin I just saw drive by? What the heck is going on? I set out to have a perfectly nice day after a long summer filled with tourists and readings at Madame Zoltar’s shop. Since we'd had so little time to spend together these last few weeks, I was feeling a little left behind while Win was off on a guy’s day of his own, but a much-needed spa-day should have cured that. Or at least I thought it would. That was before everything turned upside down, Win became almost unreachable by phone or text, and the words blackmail, drugs, and extortion were bandied about…
Juvenile Fiction

The Accidental Father Christmas

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Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

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The latest hilarious caper from author Tom McLaughlin. Funny by name. Funny by nature. Ben has one important thing on his Christmas list, and it's the same thing every year. He wants his dad to be at home for Christmas. But his wish never comes true. And Ben's starting to get a bit sceptical about Father Christmas's existence, he needs proof. So, on Christmas Eve, he sets up an elaborate booby trap to capture the jolly bearded fella as he comes sliding down the chimney. Kicking off a sequence of hilarious events that makes this Christmas the most bonkers ever!
Political Science

It Came from Something Awful

Author: Dale Beran

Publisher: All Points Books

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Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 896

How 4chan and 8chan fuel white nationalism, inspire violence, and infect politics. The internet has transformed the ways we think and act, and by consequence, our politics. The most impactful recent political movements on the far left and right started with massive online collectives of teenagers. Strangely, both movements began on the same website: an anime imageboard called 4chan.org. It Came from Something Awful is the fascinating and bizarre story of sites like 4chan and 8chan and their profound effect on youth counterculture. Dale Beran has observed the anonymous messageboard community's shifting activities and interests since the beginning. Sites like 4chan and 8chan are microcosms of the internet itself—simultaneously at the vanguard of contemporary culture, politics, comedy and language, and a new low for all of the above. They were the original meme machines, mostly frequented by socially awkward and disenfranchised young men in search of a place to be alone together. During the recession of the late 2000’s, the memes became political. 4chan was the online hub of a leftist hacker collective known as Anonymous and a prominent supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement. But within a few short years, the site’s ideology spun on its axis; it became the birthplace and breeding ground of the alt-right. In It Came from Something Awful, Beran uses his insider’s knowledge and natural storytelling ability to chronicle 4chan's strange journey from creating rage-comics to inciting riots to—according to some—memeing Donald Trump into the White House.
Fiction

The Land of Enchantria

Author: Bill Dispoto

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

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Category: Fiction

Page: 354

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In the land of Enchantria, there is an ancient prophecy handed down by the imperial wizard eons ago and passed down from generation to generation. The prophecy states that, during an age of darkness in a year of a constant moon, to a mortal woman who is queen and a mortal man who is king will be born an enchanted boy child. This child, himself destined one day to be king, will have the power to bring light to all creatures great and small. He will right the wrongs done in the name of evil, he will restore the land to its earthly form, and he will forever drive the darkness from the hearts and souls of all beings. Six beings, all born on the same day but to different lives, have their futures inexplicably and inexorably connected to serve the prophecy. Two princesses, one the golden-haired daughter of a good king and queen, and the other the raven-haired daughter of a witch-queen bent on revenge and power. Two half-bloods, both exiled from the tribes of their parents, find each other and form a lifetime bond of friendship and alliance, pledging to protect the child princess. And, finally, two mortal enemies born in the deepest reaches of the dark forest, one half-animal/half-man with only death and suffering in its heart, and the other a member of the gifted tribe, whose abilities will mean the balance of power between the powers of light and darkness. As they grow, their lives are all set upon the same pathto locate and obtain a magical device of unspeakable power, the diamond scepter. It is said that the scepter can make a weak enchanter strong and make a strong enchanter invincible, but legend has it that the scepter also controls the mythical Iron Army, an undefeatable army of indestructible soldiers. Both sides want the scepterthe agents of the light want it returned to its rightful place in the Crystal City, but the agents of the darkness want its power to destroy the light and rule of Enchantria.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Digital Media and Society

Author: Simon Lindgren

Publisher: SAGE

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 967

This book offers a comprehensive new analysis of the contemporary media landscape, looking at the central theories of the digital society, and the hot topics and key research methods in the field.
Medical

Digital Media and Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Author: Michelle O′Reilly

Publisher: SAGE

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Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 802

With contributions from over 30 experts, and dispelling common myths, this is a practical and evidence-based guide into the benefits of social media and how it can be used beneficially by both children and adolescents.
Fiction

The Accidental Socialite

Author: Stephanie Wahlstrom

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 959

'It was 3am and all I wanted was a cheeseburger . . .' Paige Crawford is the Accidental Socialite. Escaping small town Canada to make it in London, she's thrust into the limelight after an unfortunate incident involving a famous footballer, a nightclub and some really great shoes. Being instantly elevated to tabloid celebrity status isn't exactly a picnic, particularly when trying to juggle her new job in fashion, a catalogue of dating disasters and a nagging feeling that maybe London won't be as easy to conquer as she'd thought . . . If you love books by Tracy Bloom, Anna Bell, Rosie Blake or Sophie Kinsella, hold on to your Choos - the Accidental Socialite is romantic comedy at its best! Based on the adventures of a real-life London socialite, this is an all-access pass to life in the VIP area.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Digital Ethics

Author: Jessica Reyman

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

View: 719

Digital Ethics delves into the shifting legal and ethical landscape in digital spaces and explores productive approaches for theorizing, understanding, and navigating through difficult ethical issues online. Contributions from leading scholars address how changing technologies and media over the last decade have both created new ethical quandaries and reinforced old ones in rhetoric and writing studies. Through discussions of rhetorical theory, case studies and examples, research methods and methodologies, and pedagogical approaches and practical applications, this collection will further digital rhetoric scholars’ inquiry into digital ethics and writing instructors’ approaches to teaching ethics in the current technological moment. A key contribution to the literature on ethical practices in digital spaces, this book will be of interest to researchers and teachers in the fields of digital rhetoric, composition, and writing studies.
Self-Help

An Accidental Guru

Author: Jake Tyson

Publisher: Balboa Press

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Category: Self-Help

Page: 158

View: 694

Jake Tyson was on top of a cliff ready to do the unthinkable when it happened. All at once, he was talking to someone—or something—that was talking him off the cliff and back to life. That night, he went from wanting to jump off a cliff to wanting and understanding life. The experience he had, and continues to have, has altered the way he thinks, lives life, and looks at the world. After the experience, he made a deal with the universe to share what he was given with anyone who wanted to know. What he was shown has the potential to change your life in a profound way. In this account, he shares how he overcame a horrific motorbike accident at age twenty-one, how thought energy transformed his life, how he changed his thoughts, how he learned from his mistakes, and more. Join an accidental guru on a practical, funny, and honest trip that reveals how to find happiness and live the life you want to live.
Fiction

The Accidental Countess

Author: Valerie Bowman

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 840

CAN A SCANDALOUS CHARADE For seven long years, Lady Cassandra Monroe has waited for the man of her dreams to return from the war. Unfortunately, he happens to be engaged to her flighty cousin. What Cass wouldn't give to take her cousin's place! When he mistakes Cass for Patience Bunbury, a fictitious friend her cousin has invented to escape social obligations...even with her future husband, Cass thinks this is her chance. LEAD TO TRUE AND LASTING LOVE? After defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, Captain Julian Swift is not quite ready to settle down and enter into his unwanted arranged marriage-especially when the real object of his affection turns out to be a beguiling beauty he meets at a party. Patience Bunbury is witty, independent, passionate...and, unbeknownst to him, the cousin of his current fiancée. When the truth about Cass comes out-and Julian discovers that their courtship is anything but accidental-will he surrender his heart to a woman who really is too good to be true?
Fiction

The Accidental Werewolf

Author: Dakota Cassidy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 189

When Marty Andrews gets bitten by a mutt, the hair on her legs starts growing at an alarming rate and her mood swings put her dream job as a cosmetic sales rep in serious jeopardy. Then a drool-worthy man shows up at her door claiming that he accidentally bit Marty. And since he's a werewolf, that means she is now, too...
Fiction

The Accidental Demon Slayer

Author: Angie Fox

Publisher: Moose Island Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 403

A New York Times bestselling, breakout novel! My name is Lizzie Brown, and demon slayer wasn't my first career choice. It didn’t even crack the list. I had a good thing going as a preschool teacher until my long-lost Granny blew into my life riding a Harley and raving about a demon on my toilet. Why did she have to be right? He was from the seventh layer of hell, and I killed his ass faster than you can say flush. Now Grandma insists I’m a demon slayer, destined to ride with her geriatric gang of biker witches. Do I even own a leather jacket? Crazier still, this new job comes with my own personal protector: Dimitri Kallinikos, a devastatingly hot shape-shifting griffin with beautiful eyes and a not-so-secret plan to seduce me. I could get on board with that. But I can’t get too involved because Dimitri needs me to take care of some hellish personal business for him, and I’m not about to let a guy I barely know take me anywhere near the underworld. At least not on the first date. But there’s a bigger danger brewing than either of us can imagine—and if I can’t stop the rise of Hell on Earth, no one can. “Fabulously Fun” —The Chicago Tribune