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Incognito
by Siobhan Davis

Language

English

Pages

300

Publication Date

June 30, 2018

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<b>A new adult STANDALONE romance from <i>USA Today</i> bestselling author Siobhan Davis.</b><br /><br /><i>A troubled popstar forced into hiding… A sweet small-town girl overcoming tragedy… And the kind of love that only happens once in a lifetime.</i><br /><br />Dakota’s dreams of attending Juilliard were shattered the night tragedy struck her family. It’s one year later, and she’s now enrolled at a local university trying to piece her life back together.<br /><br />Shawn is one of the world’s most famous faces, having lived under a spotlight since his star exploded when he was fourteen. Now jaded by an industry forcing him to perform music he no longer enjoys, he craves normalcy and the opportunity to rediscover his muse. When a crazy stalker gets too close, and death threats start mounting, Shawn’s management team comes up with a plan—one which will allow him to work on his latest album while staying incognito on a college campus.<br /><br />Romance is the last thing on Dakota’s mind, but after she crosses paths with a hot, prickly cutie with rock-hard abs and smoldering good looks, she can’t shake him from her thoughts.<br /><br />Shawn can’t afford to bring any girl into his fucked-up life, but the gorgeous blonde with the sad blue eyes captivates him in a way no girl ever has, and he finds himself falling hard and fast. <br /><br />But outside forces are conspiring against them. <br /><br />When danger draws closer, and secrets are revealed, will their love survive?
Center of Gravity
by K.K. Allen

Language

English

Pages

401

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<i> "If I could rewrite the rules, I'd do it for you."</i><br /><br />LEX<br />I came to L.A. with dreams bigger than me.<br />To learn from the best choreographers in the business and secure a professional dance gig working for Hollywood's elite.<br />Everything was going according to plan--until I was literally shoved into the arms of the one man who could make or break my career.<br />Come to find out, it wasn't my career I had to worry about.<br />It was my heart.<br /><br />THEO<br />Everything about Alexandra "Lex" Quinn screamed amateur, save for the way she moved across the dance floor.<br />She was athleticism and grace, precision and passion, and she had a stage presence I couldn't tear my eyes from.<br />I wanted her...on my team, in my bed.<br />There was only one problem...<br />I couldn't have both.
Stripping, Sex, and Popular Culture (Dress, Body, Culture)
by Catherine M. Roach

Language

English

Pages

179

Publication Date

January 01, 2011

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At the heart of Stripping, Sex, and Popular Culture lies a very personal story, of author Catherine Roach's response to the decision of her life-long best friend to become an exotic dancer. Catherine and Marie grew up together in Canada and moved to the USA to enroll in PhD programs at prestigious universities. For various reasons, Marie left her program and instead chose to work as a stripper. <br /><br />The author, at first troubled and yet fascinated by her friend's decision, follows Marie's journey into the world of stripping as an observer and analyst. She finds that this world raises complex questions about gender, sexuality, fantasy, feminism, and even spirituality. <br /><br />Moving from first hand interviews with dancers and others, the book broadens into a provocative and accessible examination of the current popularity of "striptease culture," with sex-saturated media imagery, thongs gone mainstream, and stripper aerobics at your local gym. Stripping, Sex, and Popular Culture scrutinizes the naked truth of a lucrative industry whose norms are increasingly at the center of contemporary society.<br /><br />A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org
A Star Is Born (Turner Classic Movies): Judy Garland and the Film...
by , Jeffrey Vance

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> bestselling author and daughter of Judy Garland tells the story of <i>A Star Is Born</i> -- at once the crowning achievement and greatest disappointment in her mother's legendary career. This is a vivid account of a film classic's production, loss, and reclamation.</b><br /><i>A Star Is Born -</i>- the classic Hollywood tale about a young talent rising to superstardom, and the downfall of her mentor/lover along the way -- has never gone out of style. It has seen five film adaptations, but none compares to the 1954 version starring Judy Garland in her greatest role. But while it was the crowning performance of the legendary entertainer's career, the production turned into one of the most talked about in movie history.<br />The story, which depicts the dark side of fame, addiction, loss, and suicide, paralleled Garland's own tumultuous life in many ways. While hitting alarmingly close to home for the fragile star, it ultimately led to a superlative performance -- one that was nominated for an Academy Award, but lost in one of the biggest upsets in Oscar history. Running far too long for the studio's tastes, Warner Bros. notoriously slashed extensive amounts of footage from the finished print, leaving <i>A Star is Born </i>in tatters and breaking the heart of both the film's star and director George Cukor.<br />Today, with a director's cut reconstructed from previously lost scenes and audio, the 1954 <i>A Star is Born </i>has taken its deserved place among the most critically acclaimed movies of all time, and continues to inspire each new generation that discovers it. Now, Lorna Luft, daughter of Judy Garland and the film's producer, Sid Luft, tells the story of the production, and of her mother's fight to save her career, as only she could. Teaming with film historian Jeffrey Vance, <i>A Star Is Born</i> is a vivid and refreshingly candid account of the crafting, loss, and restoration of a movie classic, complemented by a trove of images from the family collection taken both on and off the set. The book also includes essays on the other screen adaptations of <i>A Star Is Born</i>, to round out a complete history of a story that has remained a Hollywood favorite for close to a century.
Emotional Intelligence: A 21- Day Step by Step Guide to Mastering...
by David Clark

Language

English

Pages

82

Publication Date

April 18, 2018

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<h2><strong>Master</strong><strong> your emotions effectively!</strong></h2><h2><strong>Achieve greater success in your personal and professional life!</strong></h2><h2><strong>Enjoy more rewarding and fulfilling relationships!</strong></h2><p>All of these are possible by developing and growing you emotional intelligence (EQ). Recent studies have confirmed that emotional intelligence is an imperative skill for outperforming in every aspect of life. Emotional intelligence directly impacts the way we formulate personal decisions, the way we mange behavior and our ability to maneuver through social complexities. It is no secret that emotional intelligence is the most sought after component of an individual’s personal, professional and social success. Recently, it has surpassed the intelligence quotient as a predictor of a person’s ability to lead fulfilling interpersonal relationships and enjoy professional success.<br /></p><p>Some of the topics that will be covered include:</p><ul><li>How can you better manage your and other people’s emotions to lead a more rewarding and fulfilling life?</li><li>How can you gain better self-awareness to help manage these emotions more effectively?</li><li>What are the characteristics that define an emotionally intelligent person?<br /></li><li>21 Power Packed Strategies For Mastering Relationships Through Emotional Intelligence</li><li>Tried and Tested Tips for Developing Greater Self-Awareness</li><li>Proven Strategies for Mastering Your Emotions</li><li>Secrets of Building Rewarding Social Relationships</li><li>Tips for Resolving Conflicts and Acing Negotiations</li><li>And much more</li></ul><p><strong>So, what are you waiting for? Grab your copy today and dive into the world of human psychology and behavior!</strong></p><br /><br />
Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger...
by Misty Copeland

Language

English

Pages

232

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<b> The celebrated ballerina and role model shares the secrets of how to reshape your body and achieve a lean, strong physique and glowing health.</b><div><b><br /></b>Misty Copeland believes "There has been a shift in recent years in which women no longer desire the bare bones of a runway model. Standards have changed: what women do want is a long, toned, powerful body with excellent posture." In other words, the body of a ballerina. <br /><br />In her first health and fitness book, Misty will show women how to get healthier and stronger and how to reshape their bodies to be lean and flexible with:<br /><ul><li>Step-by-step advice</li><li>Meal plans focusing on heathy fats <br /></li><li>Workout routines</li><li>Words of inspiration, including excerpts from Misty's personal journal </li></ul><br /></div>
The Theatre of Dreams
by Rosie Travers

Language

English

Pages

309

Publication Date

August 01, 2018

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Musical theatre actress Tara is down on her luck and in desperate need of a job. <br /><br />When terminally-ill octogenarian Kitty invites her to take over the running of her former dance academy in the old-fashioned resort of Hookes Bay, Tara thinks she’s found her guardian angel. <br /><br />But it soon becomes very clear Kitty is being far from benevolent. <br /><br />Too late, Tara realises helping Kitty will signal the end of an already tarnished career, unless she can pull off the performance of a life-time...
10-Minute Focus: 25 Habits for Mastering Your Concentration and E...
by Daniel Walter

Language

English

Pages

108

Publication Date

November 01, 2018

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<h2><b>Have you ever felt procrastination creep into your life?</b></h2><br /><h2><b>Do you live through your every day feeling the struggle to sit down and focus?</b></h2><br />You may or may not have realized – but you carry the great power of being productive in just 10 minutes<br /><br />Often, focusing is an essential skill in the modern workplace. Especially in fields like tech and the creative industries, the ability to focus is your golden ticket to success. Yet time and again, the hours tick away and your work goes unfinished. You feel anxious to start a project, frustrated while working on it, and discouraged with the result. You wish that you could concentrate long enough to put your ideas into action.<br /><br /><b>So how do you take control and breeze through projects distraction-free?</b><br /><br />In <i>10-Minute Focus</i>, attention-expert Daniel Walter guides you through 25 actionable habits that will help you power through your day, distraction free. You will gain a better understanding of how attention, distractions, and rewards work. With this knowledge, you can plan your day to maximize effective working time while avoiding your personal distraction triggers. And it won’t take long. Like the title says, you only need ten minutes a day to see results. A few things you will discover:<br /><br /><ul><li>Understanding your personal distraction triggers and how to eliminate them</li><li>Finally figuring out why you procrastinate and how to overcome it</li><li>Which healthy habits can turbo-charge your focus</li><li>Why you should take breaks and avoid meetings</li><li>How you can use self-reward to strengthen your focus</li></ul>With <i>10-Minute Focus</i>, you can develop a personalized game plan for getting things done- even if you’re tired or don’t feel like it.<br /><br />Won’t you want to start living with a much better understanding of focus and getting things done? Get your copy of this fantastic guide as a part of your commitment to improving <b>today!</b><br /><br /><h2>Learn the Secrets to Focusing Today by Clicking the "<u>Buy Now</u>" Button at the Top of the Page.</h2>
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina
by Misty Copeland

Language

English

Pages

289

Publication Date

March 04, 2014

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Determination meets dance in this memoir by the history-making ballerina.<BR><BR>In this instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, Misty Copeland makes history, telling the story of her journey to become the first African-American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, underprivileged, and anxious thirteen-year-old to become one of America’s most groundbreaking dancers . A true prodigy, she was attempting in months roles that take most dancers years to master. But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life, she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind.<BR> <BR>With an insider’s passion, Misty opens a window into the life of an artist who lives life center stage, from behind the scenes at her first classes to her triumphant roles in some of the world’s most iconic ballets. A sensational memoir as “sensitive” and “clear-eyed” (<i>The Washington Post</i>) as her dancing, <i>Life in Motion</i> is a story of passion, identity and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.
Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery: Second Edition
by Eric Franklin

Language

English

Pages

448

Publication Date

February 02, 2012

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<EM>Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Second Edition,</EM> expands on the classic text and reference written by Eric Franklin, an internationally renowned teacher, dancer, and choreographer who has been sharing his imagery techniques for 25 years. <BR><BR>In this new edition, Franklin shows you how to use imagery, touch, and movement exercises to improve your coordination and alignment. These exercises will also help you relieve tension, enhance the health of your spine and back, and prevent back injury.<BR>This expanded new edition includes<BR> <UL><BR> <LI>more than 600 imagery exercises along with nearly 500 illustrations to help you visualize the exercises and use them in various contexts;<BR> <LI>audio files for dynamic imagery exercises set to music; and <BR> <LI>updated chapters throughout the book, including new material on integrated dynamic alignment exercises and dynamic alignment and imagery. <BR></LI></UL><BR>This book will help you discover your natural flexibility and quickly increase your power to move. You’ll learn elements of body design. You’ll explore how to use imagery to improve your confidence, and you’ll discover imagery conditioning programs that will lead you toward better alignment, safer movement, increased fitness, and greater joy. Further, you’ll examine how to apply this understanding to your discipline or training to improve your performance.<BR><BR><I>Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Second Edition,</I> will help you experience the biomechanical and anatomical principles that are crucial to dancers, other performing artists, yoga and Pilates teachers and practitioners, and athletes. The techniques and exercises presented in the book will guide you in improving your posture—and they will positively affect your thoughts and attitude about yourself and others and help you feel and move better both mentally and physically.

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