Devil House. An inheritance from an uncle she had never known brought lovely Paula Forbury on an unexpected journey to beautiful Hawaii, land of sun, surf, and romance. And the island magic seemed to cast its spell on Paula from the moment handsome attorney Stephen Bradford picked her up at the airport and whisked her away to the isolated plantation that now belonged to her.
But if Stephen was everything she could have wished for in a man, her uncle's estate was the exact opposite of all her fanciful dreams. Dark and decaying, the mansion seemed shrouded by an oppressive evil. If not for Stephen's reassuring presence, Paula wouldn't have spent even one night in the old house.
Yet she stayed on, ignoring her fear, telling herself there were no such things as devil spirits -- until, cut off from the outside world and her last hope of safety, she could no longer deny the frightening, deadly truth...!
Key Features Discover how to monitor complex IT environments with System Center Operations Manager using tips, tricks and best practice recommendations from industry experts. Learn how to create eye-catching dashboards and reports to help deliver a tangible return on investment back to your organization.
Optimize, troubleshoot and perform disaster recovery in Operations Manager using step by step examples based on real-world scenarios. Book Description Most modern IT environments comprise a heterogeneous mixture of servers, network devices, virtual hypervisors, storage solutions, cross-platform operating systems and applications. All this complexity brings a requirement to deliver a centralized monitoring and reporting solution that can help IT administrators quickly identify where the problems are and how best to resolve them. Using System Center Operations Manager (OpsMgr), administrators get a full monitoring overview of the IT services they have responsibility for across the organization - along with some useful management capabilities to help them remediate any issues they've been alerted to.
This book begins with an introduction to OpsMgr and its core concepts and then walks you through designing and deploying the various roles.
After a chapter on exploring the consoles, you will learn how to deploy agents, work with management packs, configure network monitoring and model your IT services using distributed applications. There’s a chapter dedicated to alert tuning and another that demonstrates how to visualize your IT using dashboards.
The final chapters in the book discuss how to create alert subscriptions, manage reports, backup and recover OpsMgr, perform maintenance and troubleshoot common problems. What you will learn Install a new System Center 2016 Operations Manager Management Group Design and provision custom views to relevant support teams. Understand how to deploy agents Work with management packs Monitor network devices Model your IT services with distributed applications Create dashboards and custom visualizations Tune, optimize, maintain and troubleshoot System Center Operations Manager About the Author Kevin Greene is a Microsoft MVP in the Cloud and Datacenter Management space and has been working in IT since 1999. He is employed as a Cloud Technologies Consultant at Ergo in Dublin, Ireland and in this role, he works with clients to deliver enterprise grade solutions using System Center, Windows Server and Azure. On the Microsoft certification track since the nostalgic days of Windows NT 4.0, he holds qualifications that include MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, MCP, and MCTS.
Kevin is an active participant in the System Center and Cloud OS community through his blog at http://kevingreeneitblog.blogspot.com and he can also be found hanging around Twitter as @kgreeneit. A regular speaker at local and international events, he has also co-authored a number of books including ‘Mastering System Center 2012 - Operations Manager’ (Sybex, 2012) and ‘Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2’ (Sybex, 2013).
In the history of the movies, thousands of men, women, children, and even animals have tried to find success as a movie star. They were drawn from theater, opera, sports, and every type of entertainment venue, and some even came from out of nowhere. They took valiant stabs at entrancing audiences with their faces, personalities, or peculiarities. A precious few achieved greater popularity than anyone could have ever dreamed, but others vanished beneath the sands of time along with the films they so lovingly made. They gave us their most audacious efforts, but they did not find any lasting success, or having enjoyed a brief blush with triumph, they returned home to their true metiers. Some simply never found a second chance. This book celebrates the memorable attempts of ten who tried to be a movie star.
They shot across silver screens like comets, but they all disappeared like falling stars. Pulitzer nominated author David W. Menefee searched the major archives of the world to uncover the true behind-the-scenes stories of ten of Hollywood's most legendary headliners. He returned with this fascinating anthology that includes detailed analyses of their attempts at films, plot synopses, casts, contemporary reviews, production notes, and hundreds of rare photographs that capture the glamour and excitement of Hollywood's Golden Era. Enjoy this engaging compilation featuring Helen Keller, Enrico Caruso, Mary Garden, Babe Ruth, Otis Skinner, Anna Pavlova, Eleonora Duse, Lottie Pickford, Harry Houdini, and Maude Adams. Pulitzer nominee David W. Menefee is the author of: Sweet Memories Sarah Bernhardt, Her Films, Her Recordings, Wally: The True Wallace Reid Story, The First Female Stars: Women of the Silent Era' The First Male Stars: Men of the Silent Era, Richard Barthelmess: A Life in Pictures, "Otay!" The Billy "Buckwheat" Thomas Story, The Rise and Fall of Lou-Tellegen, Charlie O'Doone's Second Chance and Other Stories, Margot Cranston: The Mystery at Loon Lake, Margot Cranston: The Secret of St. Laurent Lighthouse, Margot Cranston: The Mystery at Loon Lake, Margot Cranston: The Quest for the Jade Dragons, George O'Brien: A Man's Man in Hollywood
Ryan and Phoebe have been chosen to spend the summer at a prestigious theater camp. As cast members, they must live by one strict rule: no interacting with each other outside of rehearsals.
Only the onstage relationship is permitted. Ryan, an epileptic freerunner, has never let limitations hold him back. So when he meets the girl cast as his sister in the production, he immediately hatches a scheme to get to know the real person behind the character. Phoebe is tired of attention from boys and is looking forward to a chance to leave her reputation behind. The last thing she wants is an illicit romance, and yet there's something about her costar that she just can't ignore. With the help of the stagehands and tech crew, Ryan and Phoebe embark on a daring behind-the-scenes affair and hope it won't get them kicked out of the show before the curtain goes up.
Experience the finale to the bestselling Amazon quadrilogy Bryn is awake and the clock is ticking.
Her dreams have ignited cracks in the universe wide enough for things to slip through--nightmares--and the only way to keep the world from ripping apart at the seams is to find the other Dreamers and wake them too. But Bryn's death has awakened something else--a dark desire in her to give in to the madness that led to the First Dreamer's demise. Roman knows what it's like to give in to the darkness. But even as visions of his mother continue to follow him from ravaged city to ravaged city, her ghost appearing in smoke and broken glass with a silent message he can't quite decipher, he refuses to be the one who needs saving. Instead, it's Bryn who needs a miracle and Roman is determined to find it if it's the last thing he does.
In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of Stolen Innocence, the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it. Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture defined by subordinate sister wives and men they must obey. No one in this radical splinter sect of the Mormon Church was more powerful or terrifying than its leader Warren Jeffs—Rachel’s father. Living outside mainstream Mormonism and federal law, Jeffs arranged marriages between under-age girls and middle-aged and elderly members of his congregation. In 2006, he gained international notoriety when the FBI placed him on its Ten Most Wanted List. Though he is serving a life sentence for child sexual assault, Jeffs’ iron grip on the church remains firm, and his edicts to his followers increasingly restrictive and bizarre. In Breaking Free, Rachel blows the lid off this taciturn community made famous by Jon Krakauer’s bestselling Under the Banner of Heaven to offer a harrowing look at her life with Warren Jeffs, and the years of physical and emotional abuse she suffered. Sexually assaulted, compelled into an arranged polygamous marriage, locked away in "houses of hiding" as punishment for perceived transgressions, and physically separated from her children, Rachel, Jeffs’ first plural daughter by his second of more than fifty wives, eventually found the courage to leave the church in 2015. But Breaking Free is not only her story—Rachel’s experiences illuminate those of her family and the count others who remain trapped in the strange world she left behind. A shocking and mesmerizing memoir of faith, abuse, courage, and freedom, Breaking Free is an expose of religious extremism and a beacon of hope for anyone trying to overcome personal obstacles.
Liam Moore has spent the last twelve years of his life as White Wolf, an adopted member of the Blackfoot Nation. His self-imposed isolation ends when his dying best friend begs Liam to marry his cousin. Unable to deny his friend any request Liam marries her. River Lily despises white people and is shocked when her cousin asks that she marry his white friend. Before long she finds her heart softening towards him, but she isn’t sure that she could ever love someone who is white. But a man is stalking River Lily, and there is danger around every tree. Will Liam’s heart heal enough to let River Lily in? Can River Lily learn to let go of the past and love Liam? Or will their love be doomed before it can be realized?