The Beijing Swag is Book 2 of the Beijing Family book series and is filled with excitement and laughter! Greg Wang, the young martial arts trained teenage son becomes good friends with Tayshawn Jackson and his dance crew. By mixing Far East discipline with hip hop, they win the toughest dance competitions in Los Angeles. Simon Wang, his conservative Chinese billionaire father, forbids hip hop dancing fearing Greg won't be accepted into an Ivy League college, which disappoints Greg deeply. Eventually, both father and son reach a surprisingly simple solution that was there all along. Meanwhile, Kara Chan meets two women – Woo Tai Tai and Chloe, also known as the Real Housewives of Beijing. A lonely wife and a social climbing mistress of billionaire tycoons, they learn the meaning of luxury lifestyle in Beverly Hills with lots of comedy. While shopping, they meet personal stylist for celebrities, Peaches and his drama queen lover, Fernando. Lunching afterwards, they unexpectedly come across Christian, an irresistibly charming male gigolo looking for companionship with material benefits. The BOOK COVER features the conservative anti-hip hop father, Simon Wang, standing on Crenshaw Blvd.in the middle of South Central Los Angeles wearing hip hop clothes and driving a custom made car.
Tired of the Common F-word? Give your Foul Language a Literary Twist!
Some occasions call for a tart-tongued insult, but why resort to commonplace modern-day words? If you must be offensive, hearken back to the Elizabethan days for more salacious and outrageous word choices. Impress your friends with your mastery of lewd iambic pentameter, and vanquish your enemies with the power of the bard. After all, a toad-spotted maggot by any other name would be as pestilent . . .
A Brandful Workforce is a workforce that works FOR your brand, not against it. This book is a practical “How-To” guide for organizations who genuinely want an authentic brand, both inside and out. Companies need to engage more than their customers in evolving their brands. The workforce is the missing link to, not just -successful branding – but success period. Even if you have a brandful workforce, this book can show how to keep it that way. In addition, find out how to attract brandful employees and how you and your employees can become brandful. It’s a win-win for everyone. The Brandful Workforce is not your ordinary business book. This may be the first interactive business book that’s packed with links to videos and ongoing discussions. Make sure you purchase your online version as well as your hard copy, so you can get the most out of this book. You can join the discussion at www.brandfulworkforce.com/book.
The year is 2008 and the recession has brought the goons out in the streets of Shreveport, Louisiana. Detective Raheem Mims risks his life to go undercover in an effort to balance out the huge crime wave that threatens to turn Shreveport into one of the deadliest cities in America. Gregory Reynolds, aka G-Rilla, is an ex-con on a mission to avenge his brother’s death, and get reparations, by jacking banks: all while maintaining a strict honor amongst thieves code. However, some members of his crew, The Green Team, have ambitions of their own. Will Detective Mims successfully infiltrate The Green Team, and solve a major robbery-homicide? Can G-Rilla maintain a relationship with his family and friends, and reach his goal of robbing an armored truck before he retires? Or will other jackers, and members of The Green Team, pull G-Rilla into a street war that will cause him to lose everything? Cooper Road author, Cool Daddy Swag, takes you on a journey through his native Shreveport, La that pits freedom, family, and friends, against fortune and street fame.
In your hands is an Amazonian blowgun full of deadly knowledge darts ready to be delivered straight to your cranium.
You’re about to begin a journey that will end in only one way—with you standing naked in an abandoned ravine watching as your old wardrobe slowly burns. Let this be your illustrated Iliad for dressing better.
Sewing 101 is a modern-day primer on the basic skills and techniques of sewing. This book is geared toward the absolute novice and assumes you know little or nothing about the craft. Filled with lots of step-by-step photos, useful sewing tip sidebars, and a painstakingly detailed glossary, Sewing 101 teaches you how to sew successfully. You will learn terminology used regularly in sewing, as well as all the basic skills that are the building blocks of the art. From threading the machine to sewing a straight stitch, to more complicated procedures such as installing zippers and following patterns, everything is covered. Chapters include such topics as: the sewing machine and its accessories, sewing supplies and how to use them, how to shop for, prepare, measure and cut fabric, and more. Each new technique is taught via the creation of an actual project, such as a pillow, window treatment, t-shirt, or baby blanket, thereby allowing you to learn a new skill and create an item to wear, display or use in your home. Dust off that machine and begin sewing for fun and function!'
Always Upbeat (Cheer Drama): Savvy Charli Black seems to have the perfect life. Pampered and confident, she has her junior year at Lockwood High all mapped out. Date the hottest baller in school, check. Become captain of the varsity cheerleading squad, check. Her crew rules the school. But just as everything falls into place, her world begins to spin with one betrayal after another. All That (Baller Swag): Cocky quarterback Blake Strong’s number one goal is to stay in the game, lead his boys to victory, and score a spot at his dream school. But his overbearing father wants Blake in the Southeastern Conference. Their difficult relationship hangs by a thread when the Strong family gets unsettling news. Will they reconnect and realize that there’s more to life than football?