CNSEV Tormalinas, Lost

      Van Allen / Horror / Science Fiction
CNSEV Tormalinas, Lost

Newly promoted Major Amy Porter of the Commonwealth of Nations is the senior ranking Portal Navigator onboard the CNSEV Tormalinas. Portal Navigators, always women, are known for their high intelligence, high emotional control, high imagination, and most of all for being able to survive in the deepest darkest holes of space without losing their minds.The Commonwealth of Nations Stellar Exploration Vessel 119, CNSEV Tormalinas is a ready-for-anything galactic xenoarchaeological exploration vessel. Exploring the deepest, darkest corners of the galaxy for treasure has its risks and rewards, profits and losses.After spending years searching for valuable archaeological artifacts, the crew of the Tormalinas, a galactic space exploration vessel, on its way home to Earth Prime, decides to take one last detour to a remote and unique star system with a planet broken apart by extreme gravitational forces. There, among the broken pieces of that planet, they explore ancient alien ruins, finding something never seen before or documented in their archives. Vessel Commander Colonel Ian Keeghan and his Executive Officer Major Amy Porter finally order the crew to relax and enjoy themselves before they load up for their return home. However, like any operation or adventure, the most dangerous point in the journey is that last leg home.Chaos ensues when they encounter a never-been-seen-before xenobiological contaminant, an aggressive and highly volatile alien lifeform. Now the Tormalinas and its crew must race across space and time to save themselves. They have a small chance, but only a small chance. Tensions flare as the officers and crew face life and death decisions, knowing they may not all make it back home alive.
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    Zombie Outbreak Survival: What's Left of America

      Van Allen / Horror / Science Fiction
Zombie Outbreak Survival: What's Left of America

You already know you can count on me for great zombie apocalypse survival ideas, but I want you to come to me for all your zombie apocalypse and zombie outbreak needs. Of course, survival is my expertise. I promise to continue delivering the survival goods to you as I continue to write. I thought just for this one PSA, I would take an interesting detour. By the way, did you get your flu shot?When the $h!t hits the fan, forget most of what you think you know about zombies based on Hollywood movies, TV shows, and video games. What you don’t know will get you and everyone else killed. In his series of public service announcements, Captain Allen USMC, offers the unfiltered and uncensored harsh reality of surviving real zombie outbreaks. He delivers expert level knowledge of zombie outbreaks, and shares recently declassified information to help you get ready for and survive the coming zombie apocalypse. Keep one fact in mind as you read Captain Allen’s PSAs: Surviving a zombie apocalypse is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid. If you want to live, read this, learn this, and ignore most of what you see or read anywhere else, before it’s too late. When the fecal matter impacts the rotating aerial oscillator and you find yourself up to your eyeballs in flesh eating zombies and lunatic apocalypse hooligans, you’ll be glad you took every chance you could to read every one of these definitive zombie apocalypse preparation PSAs you could get your hands on. It’s not too late, yet.
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    The Secret Society of The Great Pumpkin

      Van Allen / Actions & Adventure / Mystery & Detective
The Secret Society of The Great Pumpkin

This book is my account of my investigation into The Secret Society of the Great Pumpkin, a frightening annual Corps of Cadets Halloween tradition at Texas A&M University. Active Duty US Marine sergeant instructors assigned to Texas A&M play a cat and mouse game with cadets to stop The Great Pumpkin. If they can ever stop The Great Pumpkin just once, the tradition dies.Disclaimer: My story is laced with gobs of profanity. My heavy use of swear words is very likely to be offensive to meemaws, church ladies, and a bunch of men too.While it’s true that US Marines commonly spoke with profanities 20 years ago, I have a sense they use profanity less so today.The Secret Society of the Great Pumpkin is a real and secret society of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University. You will never find one former cadet or student or faculty who will admit they’ve ever heard of it or they know anything about it. To talk about it is to bring forth the curse of The Great Pumpkin and find yourself haunted and ostracized by Aggies for the rest of your life. No Aggie would want that.This book is my account of my investigation into The Secret Society of the Great Pumpkin, a frightening annual Corps of Cadets Halloween tradition at Texas A&M University.
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    Zombie Outbreak Survival: The Definitive Test

      Van Allen / Horror
Zombie Outbreak Survival: The Definitive Test

This is a public service guide to help you survive the end of times when you are up to your eyeballs dealing with the living dead (zombies), roving bands of ill-mannered hooligans (a$$holes), and panicked crazed survivors (zombie bait). Surviving the zombie apocalypse is tough, but it's tougher if you're stupid. This book, this test, will help you be less stupid. Read this if you want to survive.Retired US Marine Captain Van Allen shares survival tips to help you get ready for a REAL zombie apocalypse. Forget what you see on TV, in the movies, and on video games. If you want to live, if you care about your family, children, this world, then you need to read every thing Captain Allen shares.When the fecal matter impacts the rotating aerial oscillator and you find yourself right in the middle of a full-blown Z-virus outbreak, up to your armpits in zombies and crazed survivors, you need to know what to do. That's what I will share in this ongoing series of public service announcements (PSAs). Follow me as I cover the real information you will need to survive a real zombie apocalypse. Just remember; I'm Captain Allen and you're not!What makes this the definitive test? Because the word "definitive" is in the title. Now quick dickin around asking dumb questions and read this book so you and your family, friends, and loved ones might have a chance to survive the coming waves of zombies, a$$holes, and panicked survivors. This isn't a zombie story or a post apocalyptic novel. This book is real! It’s about what you need to know about zombies to survive. There’s no heroes and villains. There’s no zombie love story...well okay I do talk about zombie love, but what I have to say is all science.
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    Hire the Right People and Win Big

      Van Allen
Hire the Right People and Win Big

Follow me as I cover a series of important business success ideas starting with Hiring. Are you hiring the wrong people most of the time? The goal of an organizational selection process is to add people to the organization (fill positions) who will benefit the organization. Likewise, a secondary goal must be to keep out any people who will harm the organization.The goal of an organizational selection process is to add people to the organization (fill positions) who will benefit the organization. Likewise, a secondary goal must be to keep out any people who will harm the organization. Another component of this involves assessing and differentiating applicants based on how much they can help (assessing qualifications and future potential). Any selection process also needs to be reliable and fair.When you select an employee, you are simply offering a prediction that this person selected will be successful as an employee and they will help your company. Furthermore, in any case where we need to identify current employees that are not helping the organization, there must be a valid mechanism in place for identifying and then removing these employees. So, why do we get this wrong so often?You’ll find that the success of almost any organization is highly correlated with the efficiency and effectiveness of its selection and retention processes.Are you hiring the wrong people most of the time?
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