An influential media strategist reveals how blogs are controlling the news in the digital age and exposes the ways in which today's marketers are manufacturing news stories, affecting stock prices, and shaping elections through fake story ...
Author: Ryan Holiday
Recently, fake news has become real news, making headlines as its consequences become crushingly obvious in political upsets and global turmoil. But it's not new - you've seen it all before. A malicious online rumour costs a company millions. Politically motivated 'fake news' stories are planted and disseminated to influence elections. Some product or celebrity zooms from total obscurity to viral sensation. Anonymous sources and speculation become national conversation. What you don't know is that someone is responsible for all this. Usually, someone like Ryan Holiday: a media manipulator.Holiday wrote this book to explain how media manipulators work, how to spot their fingerprints, how to fight them, and how (if you must) to emulate their tactics. Why is he giving away these secrets? Because he's tired of a world where trolls hijack debates, marketers help write the news, reckless journalists spread lies, and no one is accountable for any of it. He's pulling back the curtain because it's time everyone understands how things really work.
It was well past two in the morning, and as I assumed, Shane was lying in the bed, asleep. ... I had planned on laying down with my back to him, as he had been doing the last few days, but he tugged at my shoulder, telling me to face ...
Author: Lexine Samuels
Twenty-two-year-old Lauren has a pretty good life with her fiancé, Dominic. But at her engagement party, Lauren meets Shane, a new family friend ... and finds herself falling for him. Soon she’s embroiled in her feelings for both men. Dominic has helped her through hard times in her past, but his growing alcoholism and violence is hard to ignore, while Lauren’s attraction to Shane is complicated by darker aspects of his life that he keeps hidden from her. Forced to sacrifice stability, Lauren’s love is tested as she tries to find herself and the right path forward. Can she find a way to live authentically, or must her love be masked forever? A modern romance set in Toronto, Trust Me, I’m Lying delves into the complicated decisions of love and life as a young woman finds herself caught between two different futures.
Author: Mary Elizabeth SummerPublish On: 2014-10-14
By then, I'll know too much, and any crime organization that knows what it's doing doesn't leave loose ends like me lying around. That's where Stalker Girl comes in. She's my backup plan. If I can figure her out, I can get a jump on ...
Author: Mary Elizabeth Summer
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Fans of Ally Carter's Heist Society novels will love this teen mystery/thriller with sarcastic wit, a hint of romance, and Ocean’s Eleven–inspired action. Julep Dupree tells lies. A lot of them. She’s a con artist, a master of disguise, and a sophomore at Chicago’s swanky St. Agatha High, where her father, an old-school grifter with a weakness for the ponies, sends her to so she can learn to mingle with the upper crust. For extra spending money Julep doesn’t rely on her dad—she runs petty scams for her classmates while dodging the dean of students and maintaining an A+ (okay, A-) average. But when she comes home one day to a ransacked apartment and her father gone, Julep’s carefully laid plans for an expenses-paid golden ticket to Yale start to unravel. Even with help from St. Agatha’s resident Prince Charming, Tyler Richland, and her loyal hacker sidekick, Sam, Julep struggles to trace her dad’s trail of clues through a maze of creepy stalkers, hit attempts, family secrets, and worse, the threat of foster care. With everything she has at stake, Julep’s in way over her head . . . but that’s not going to stop her from using every trick in the book to find her dad before his mark finds her. Because that would be criminal. “A sexy love triangle and madcap mystery . . . I loved this book.” —Jennifer Echols, author of Dirty Little Secret One of TeenVogue's 15 Most Exciting YA Books of 2014 One of PopCrush's 10 Most Anticipated YA Books "Julep isn't just another high schooler beset by the usual drama of boys and academia. Nope—she also happens to be a con artist and master of disguise, which comes in mighty handy when her father mysteriously disappears. Determined, she delves into the underbelly of Chicago to find him (bringing a bunch of fresh plot lines and unexpected twists along the way)."--teenVogue.com "Summer creates a standout character in Julep. She lies and cheats with so much confidence and skill that readers will cheer her on, but she also adheres to her own strict moral code. . . . A memorable debut; here's hoping for a lot more from Summer."—Kirkus Reviews “Entertaining.”—Publishers Weekly “Well-paced, well-plotted.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
grieving, not trusting her own memory, she'd believed him. ... 'So you'll give your family up to be with me? ... Didn't I tell you I know you?' She didn't flinch. 'I'm not lying. I'm nervous. I'm bound to be after everything.
Author: Sheryl Browne
Emily and Jake are the perfect couple. Or so everyone says. But Emily just read a letter that has shattered her perfect world. Now she only has one thing on her mind… which one of her friends is sleeping with her husband? Emily watches Jake as he makes small talk with their children, still the perfect man she married years ago. But when the phone rings and he answers before quickly putting it down again, she sees the look on her husband’s face – guilt. She knows the signs – after all, she’s been lying to him for years. Working with Jake at the local doctor’s surgery, Emily starts to listen at closed doors and read things she shouldn’t, hoping to find the truth about her husband. Soon she learns that hers isn’t the only family telling lies to each other. Is there anyone Emily can trust? And who is behind the letter to Jake? When a second letter, revealing a wife’s hidden pregnancy, is sent to the woman’s husband, it has disastrous consequences. And as more angry letters revealing people’s biggest secrets begin to appear, fingers point at Emily. After all, she’s the one with access to everyone’s private history, and she’s the one with a score to settle. Emily says she didn’t do it. But this isn’t the first time Emily has lied. What happens next will have you questioning everything… You might have already decided that Emily is guilty, but as each twist is revealed, you’ll begin to doubt everyone in this quiet little town. This is a psychological thriller that will keep you up all night! If you enjoyed The Girl on the Train, My Lovely Wife and Behind Closed Doors, you will love this thrilling psychological thriller from bestselling author Sheryl Browne. Trust Me will have you hooked from the start. What readers are saying about Sheryl Browne: ‘Oh my goodness I can finally breathe!! What an amazing, addictive, totally gripping read this was… you will not be able to put it down!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! What a rollercoaster of a ride that story was, bloody brilliant!… If you enjoyed The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl then this story is for you!’ Between the Pages Book Club, 5 stars ‘Phew… Goosebumps, shivers down my spine and the hairs on the back of my neck were standing on end, that’s how good this book is.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Stunning… Gripping, tense and suspenseful… a heart-in-mouth and pulse-racing realistic thriller… I loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I’m speechless… it is just that amazing.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars ‘Woah! This book was crazy good, talk about mind games! Wow, I feel out of breath after reading this! Absolutely sucked me in, I was totally captivated and couldn’t put this one down… an incredible read… blew my mind.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars ‘An unputdownable read. I loved that I had no idea what the author had in store next for me.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘Clear some room in your diary, you will not want to put this down!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I read it in less than a day, I HAD to know what happened, to who and when!!!!… 10/10.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Absolutely amazing. Twisted, thrilling and chilling. This book is one you will pick up and not want to put down. A five-plus star!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘What a great thriller… This one had so many twists and turns. You honestly don’t know what will come next.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘WOW! Grabbed me from the BIG bam in the beginning all the way to the last word! Twisted, twisty, dark, compulsive rollercoaster of a story! … Read this book!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
She sat rigidly, wishing she were somewhere else. His skepticism and doubt weren't easy to deal with. “Like I said, I need you to understand something.” His expression revealed little of his thoughts. “I'm listening.” “I wasn't lying.
Author: Brenda Novak
Four years ago... Skye Kellerman was attacked in her own bed. She managed to fend off her knife-wielding assailant, but the trauma changed everything about her life. As a result of that night, she joined two friends-also survivors-in starting The Last Stand, an organization to help victims of crime. But now... Her would-be rapist is getting out of prison. Skye knows that Dr. Oliver Burke hasn't forgotten that her testimony cost him his reputation-and his freedom. Sacramento detective David Willis, who investigated her case, believes Burke is a clear and present danger-and guilty of at least two unsolved murders. And now Burke is free to terrorize Skye again. Unless David can stop him. Unless Skye can fight back. Because Oliver Burke has every intention of finishing what he started. And that's a promise. Trust me.
Ihad to tell someone, but evenifI did,whoin their right mind would believe me? ... 'Well, go on,' Isaid,'ifyou really want usto be friends, you haveto tell me the truth.All of it. ... You were right ofcourse about me lying.
Author: Paul Collins
Publisher: Ford Street Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Trust me too comprises work from over 50 of Australia's leading children's authors and illustrators. Separated into genres such as crime, adventure, romance, science fiction and fantasy, it truly covers all aspects of the classical anthology. It contains fiction, illustrations, poetry and graphics. Contributors include a prequel to Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody, stories from many other writers including Jack Heath, Oliver Phommavanh, James Roy, Gary Crew, Margaret Clark, Phil Kettle, Michael Gerard Bauer, poems from writers such as Lorraine Marwood, Sofie Laguna and Michael Wager, and illustrations from artists such as Shaun Tan, Leigh Hobbs, Mark Wilson and Marc McBride.
with nights, my a more I seemingly found than myself five- endless lying year naked battle list with Lyme disease, I've struggled of debilitating symptoms. Too many on the bathroom floor, the only relief being the cold tiles on my bare ...
Author: Yolanda Hadid
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From the star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills comes an emotional and eye opening behind-the-scenes look at her descent into uncovering the mystery of chronic Lyme disease. In early 2011, Yolanda was struck by mysterious symptoms including brain fog, severe exhaustion, migraines and more. Over the months and years that followed, she went from being an outspoken, multi-tasking, hands-on mother of three, reality TV star, and social butterfly, to a woman who spent most of her time in bed. Yolanda was turned inside out by some of the country’s top hospitals and doctors, but due to the lack of definitive diagnostic testing, she landed in a dark maze of conflicting medical opinions, where many were quick to treat her symptoms but could never provide clear answers to their possible causes. In this moving, behind the scenes memoir, Yolanda Hadid opens up in a way she has never been able to in the media before. Suffering from late stage Lyme, a disease that is an undeniable epidemic and more debilitating than anyone realizes, Yolanda had to fight with everything she had to hold onto her life. While her struggle was lived publicly, it impacted her privately in every aspect of her existence, affecting her family, friends and professional prospects. Her perfect marriage became strained and led to divorce. It was the strong bond with her children, Gigi, Bella and Anwar, that provided her greatest motivation to fight through the darkest days of her life. Hers is an emotional narrative and all-important read for anyone unseated by an unexpected catastrophe. With candor, authenticity and an unwavering inner strength, Yolanda reveals intimate details of her journey crisscrossing the world to find answers for herself and two of her children who suffer from Lyme and shares her tireless research into eastern and western medicine. Believe Me is an inspiring lesson in the importance of having courage and hope, even in those moments when you think you can’t go on.
He missed the warm feel of her leg against his. “But if you don't trust me in this, Billy, then you don't trust me at all. If I'm lying about my feelings, even to myself, then what else am I lying about?” “I don't think you're lying.
Author: Jennifer Blake
In some small Southern towns the old ways still exist. Breeding counts and the old boys hold court. Everyone has a place and no one's supposed to cross the line. But rules are made to be broken... In Southern Gentlemen, authors Jennifer Blake and Emilie Richards deliver two contemporary stories of family, love and betrayal, all set against the colorful backdrop of the Deep South. This is their South—filled with old families, old money and old grudges. A place where the finest women are ladies and the best men are gentlemen. And where men from the wrong side of town have more honor than all the blue bloods combined.
Author: Richie Tankersley CusickPublish On: 2011-10-04
Jenny—come to me—” “Don't listen to him!” another shouted. “He's lying! He's not Malcolm—he's a murderer!” “That's what he wants you to believe, Jenny—he'd say anything to make you believe that! I'm the real Malcolm—I'm the one you can ...
Author: Richie Tankersley Cusick
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Trapped in a madman’s castle, a young girl must fight to save her sanity Thunder bellows as Jenny and her father pull up to the gate of Worthington Hall. As they inch onto the grounds of the ancient estate, a disheveled young woman thrusts her head through the open window. “Leave!” she yells. “Before it’s too late! He’ll kill you. I swear.” Jenny is terrified, but her dad laughs it off. The girl is just an actress—part of the medieval fair being held on the castle grounds. But it’s not long before Jenny wishes they’d heeded the warning. The house is a drafty maze of narrow hallways and dungeons. Jenny wants to flee, but her father is intent on the work he’s come to do. Soon the Worthington family sets upon young Jenny, playing twisted tricks on her until she forgets what’s real. The Worthingtons play cruel games—and if Jenny loses, it will mean her life. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richie Tankersley Cusick including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
You look as serene lying here as you did lying on the road. I can see you are dreaming. I hope it is a good dream. I'm going to leave this envelope on your side table. Inside is your sim card and precious notebook.
Author: Paul Collins
Publisher: Ford Street Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Collects short stories and poetry in different genres from the leading authors of Australian young adult fiction today.