Four months ago, fire-breathing dragons invaded Earth from an alternate dimension, wreaking havoc on modern civilization. Bailey Monzac has been training to kill them ever since discovering she was impervious to their flames, but when some of the beasts begin targeting children, she can’t hold back any longer and must hunt them down. Her ally, Aidan, would help, except the shape-shifter has his own troubles. His clan is battling for territory against the pure dragons and his father—their leader—is dying. As the shifters fight for the pendragon position, fierce rivalry takes over. Aidan’s own brothers aren’t above blackmail and murder if it will get them to the top. He must stay one step ahead if he is to survive and keep his clan safe from the pure dragons who threaten them all. Bailey and Aidan may be natural-born enemies, but working together might be the only thing that saves them from the danger that lies ahead.
After a few months of fighting with a evil demon, Roel and her family's life seemed to be back to normal. They were finishing up school, starting the summer and falling in love. But nothing of the sort could happen with Canicus still alive. And he's not ready to give up that easily. Roel now has to fight something she can't see. She has to battle with unforeseen enemies that were once friends Can she make this nightmare go away or is it going to be the sudden death before she knows it?
Kate Adams had no idea she was carrying counterfeit money, and she can't believe that it came from her sweet neighbor. Or that it lands her in the middle of another one of Detective Tom Parker's investigations. Determined to prove her neighbor's innocence, Kate stumbles into a pit of intrigue that is far deeper than a two-bit counterfeit operation--and strikes too close to home for comfort. As family secrets come to light, her world--and her budding romance with Tom--begin to crumble. To Kate, it's clear that she won't be safe until she uncovers all of Port Aster's secrets. But is it too late for her and Tom? Award-winning author Sandra Orchard draws readers into a world of rogues, red herrings, and romance as she unfolds the continuing story of amateur sleuth Kate Adams.
Here is the first volume of the DEMONSOULED series, an epic saga of fantasy and sword & sorcery. Banished for fifteen years, the wandering knight Mazael Cravenlock returns home at last to the Grim Marches, only to find war and chaos. His brother plans a foolish and doomed rebellion. His sister hopes to wed a brutal and cruel knight. The whispers speak of living corpses that stalk the night, of demons that lurk in darkness, and a sinister snake-cult that waits in the shadows. Yet Mazael's darkest enemy waits elsewhere. Within his own tainted soul... A free epic fantasy and sword & sorcery adventure in ebook format.
Jack Tartarus, a photographer, has returned to his family’s house on Crab, an island off the east coast of Vancouver Island. After mulling it over for ten years, Jack has decided to tear his family’s house down, board-by-board, just as his father built it up. He purchases a wrecking bar. Struggling with the first piece of siding, his wrecking bar jammed between ancient planks, it seems the house is determined to remain. The people on Crab Island are also angrily opposed to his plan—including his responsible sister, his self-centered niece, a beautiful woman he knew intimately long ago, and Turtle, the hardware store clerk and the island’s self-proclaimed guardian. In a story about families and family history, Jack’s calculated plans for demolition are fired by the memory of his parents and the other losses he has felt. Like the others who have retreated to Crab Island, Jack has come to a place where he must make peace with the house, in order to construct his future.
When Kristina Malet Stafford met up with Carl Alan Webber at the Darden School of Business during the 1970's, they had nothing in common but the pursuit of an MBA. She was a sophisticated big city child of privilege and he was a home grown mid west farm boy. Neither could have either imagined or believed the course their lives would take. Join them in the roller coaster ride that fate planned for them over the years. Share their triumphs and tribulations as destiny drags them throughout the US and Europe, through corporate boardrooms and parenthood, through infidelities and death ... until it brings them to a ending that is both sad yet inevitably joyous
His stories and essays celebrate those rare individuals (famous and obscure) whose creative resilience and mere existence oppose the mechanization of minds and souls. In 1939, after ten years as an expatriate, Henry Miller returned to the United States with a keen desire to see what his native land was really like—to get to the roots of the American nature and experience. He set out on a journey that was to last three years, visiting many sections of the country and making friends of all descriptions. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare is the result of that odyssey.
From East Africa of 1950s/60s comes this cleverly crafted story set against the backdrop of Hollywood and Bollywood films. Pictures that had the dances of Helen, the dance queen of Bollywood were box office hits. We fought to get the closest seat to the screen in the third class . . . because our eternal hope was that when Helen did her dance whirls and her umbrella skirt fanned out we would be able to see her naked legs. Alas, Indian heroines wore baggy pantaloons underneath, unlike Marilyn Monroe in Some like it Hot. Dancing with Shadows will touch every heart that has tasted the elixir of love and faced its challenges. The weekly visits to local cinemas to watch the latest releases of romantic pictures satiated the emotional highs of love often denied in real life by restrictive social norms. Where are the narrators escapades to the cinema and his recurring dreams leading him to? His journey will bring into sharp focus the alchemy of love that is at work in every heart.
A Rolling Stone Top 10 Best Music Books of the Year “That’s what I’m talking about…Of all these memoirs, Dancing With Myself was the only one that stimulated my envy—made me want to be Billy Idol for five minutes….He’s a genuine romantic, writing in a kind of overheated journalese about his London punk rock roots…and then falling head over heels for America” (James Parker, The New York Times Book Review). An early architect of punk rock’s sound, style, and fury, whose lip-curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into pop’s mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, Billy Idol remains, to this day, a true rock ‘n’ roll icon. Now, in his New York Times bestselling autobiography, Dancing with Myself, Idol delivers an electric, “refreshingly honest” (Daily News, New York) account of his journey to fame—from his early days as front man of the pioneering UK punk band Generation X to the decadent life atop the dance-rock kingdom he ruled—delivered with the same in-your-face attitude and fire his fans have embraced for decades. Beyond adding his uniquely qualified perspective to the story of the evolution of rock, Idol is a brash, lively chronicler of his own career. A survivor’s tale at its heart, this sometimes chilling and always riveting account of one man’s creative drive joining forces with unbridled human desire is unmistakably literary in its character and brave in its sheer willingness to tell. With it, Billy Idol is destined to emerge as one of the great writers among his musical peers. “I am hopelessly divided between the dark and the good, the rebel and the saint, the sex maniac and the monk, the poet and the priest, the demagogue and the populist. Pen to paper, I’ve put it all down, every bit from the heart. I’m going on out a limb here, so watch my back.” —Billy Idol
This book examines Lee Smith’s novel-length fiction and its powerful reflection of her personal search for and journey toward spiritual reconciliation. The protagonists of Smith’s novels feel estranged from any sense of feminine sacredness as they struggle for a belief system that offers them hope and validation. Chapters describe how Smith has retrieved in her fiction a source of transformative power—the power of the sexual, maternal, feminine divine—in hopes of creating a new image of the total, sacred female whose sexuality, creativity, spirituality, and maternity can reside comfortably in the bodies of everyday heroines.
Danceland! For hundreds of thousands of couples from all around the Calumet region of Northwest Indiana and Chicago’s East Side, the name alone conjures up memories of dancing and romancing to thousands of live big bands. Opening night in October 1929 drew over 2,000 people to the beautiful ballroom with the famous maplewood dance floor. It continued to thrive with live music four nights a week and 12 months a year throughout the Big Band Era, despite the Great Depression and World War II, and into the rock ‘n roll era, until it burned to the ground on Sunday morning, July 23, 1967. Almost everyone’s marriage in the region began with a dance at Madura’s Danceland. In the 38 years Danceland was open, it had only two owners and managers, Michael (Mike) Madura Sr. and Michael (Mick) J. Madura Jr., father and son. It remained a family business for all those years, with three generations of the Madura family having worked there in many capacities.
Before twelve-year-old Megan Blayne moves to Hollow Mountain, she believes that nothing can ever come between herself and her twin sister, Cate. Even though they have different personalities, they are forever bonded by blood and wear matching green amber rings. But just as myths about peculiar happenings around the town begin to overwhelm their daily conversations, Cate—and her ring—suddenly disappear. After Megan embarks on a desperate search to find her twin, she is met by a mysterious serpent who opens his mouth and drops Cate’s ring at her feet. But as quickly as the snake appears, it disappears, along with the ring. Terrified and more worried about Cate than ever, Megan sets out on a daring adventure in a fantasy world more dangerous than she ever imagined. As she begins unraveling a complex puzzle that she hopes will lead her to Cate, Megan encounters a strange boy, an evil lord, and serpent people who will do anything to get the one thing they want most. In this fantasy novel, a girl on a quest to find her missing sister must rely on help from an unlikely new friend as she attempts to save two worlds from a terrible fate.
'IRISH AMERICAN BILLIONAIRE SEEKS BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL, INDEPENDENT, BUT ABOVE ALL IRISH WIFE. PLEASE SEND PHOTO AND 300 WORD ESSAY ABOUT YOURSELF TO PO BOX NY14786. LOOKING FOR GENUINE LOVE. NO TIME-WASTING MONEY GRABBERS PLEASE.' LORNA has been twenty-five for nearly ten years and it's starting to show. Successful and sassy, her money's been spent on hard living and tough toyboys. She's hoping to pull her Ferrari into the last gas station before the desert. GLORIA is watching her hard earned business go up the nose of her womanising ex. Tired of life and not yet thirty, she's determined never to go back to poverty again. SANDY has other things on her mind. This is the story that could make or break her career as a journalist. But will her long red curls win her a husband into the bargain? Three women, one bolshy billionaire. Hopelessly romantic Mr Big has whittled down the single women of Ireland and now he's coming over to choose. Will he find a more crafty cat than the cooing colleen he was hoping for? Or will one of them strike gold?
Human beings have walked on glowing, red hot coals in fire ceremonies since the beginning of our existence. What does this say about pain and fear, and about our ability to go beyond the normal limitations of physical reality? You may never do a firewalk yourself, or even see one, but Dancing with the Fire takes you on an extensive journey through the teachings of this ancient initiation ceremony. This book is a comprehensive exploration of the scientific, psychological, historical, and spiritual teachings of fire.
For the Sink Set, a group of moneyed sophisticates, the distant death and destruction of the 2003 Iraq War is sobering but coincidental, a backdrop against which they shrug and carry on. In leafy Surrey, all seems as it ever was. But for one of them, architect Colly Wolfson, the war becomes entwined with two earlier tragedies. Disturbed, and with his marriage crumbling, he drifts into simultaneous affairs – and the cracks in his life begin to spread through the Set. Old tensions, old hatreds surface. And the cracks grow ever wider... A view from America's closest ally of a numbling, murderous war and of the political passions it aroused... a story of love and infidelity, loyalty and betrayal amongst those who stayed at home.
A man too dangerous to live . . . After seven years outrunning enemies, friends, and his own soulcrushing memories, Brendan Douglas is risking everything on a desperate mission. He has vowed to thwart the evil mage Máelodor’s plans to unlock the past and reshape the future; unfortunately, the precious treasure that is his key to success lies with a woman Brendan jilted seven years before. A woman determined to find a life of her own . . . When her golden-eyed childhood hero abandoned her at the altar—disappearing in a storm of magic and mayhem, destruction, betrayal, and disaster—Elisabeth Fitzgerald struggled to put away her humiliation and loss. Finally, she has found a new fiancé and a comfortable future. Then, the one man she thought she would never see again appears—among her wedding guests. Brendan Douglas has returned. An inescapable destiny . . . It’s not just that Elisabeth is promised to another; Brendan knows he is drawing her into terrible danger. But he cannot resist the bewitching, brave, wholly unexpected woman his youthful nemesis has become. He promised to sacrifice everything, but is he willing to sacrifice Elisabeth?
'As someone who respects comprehensive research, I am in awe of the level of detail and amount of time Philip Errington has dedicated to this slavishly thorough and somewhat mind-boggling bibliography.' J. K. Rowling This is the definitive bibliography of the writings of J. K. Rowling. In addition to complete bibliographic details of each edition of all her books, pamphlets and original contributions to published works, there is detailed information on the publishing history of her work, including fascinating extracts from correspondence, and information on Rowling at auction. This will be the first source on Rowling consulted by textual scholars, book dealers and collectors, auction houses, critics and researchers. The aim of the book is to record fact and dispel rumour on the fascinating publishing history of the Harry Potter series.
A Man Beyond Her Reach Vera Fenwick is everything a vicar's sister should be—helpful, modest and sensible. She knows the perils of falling for a man above her station, but it does no harm to admire Edmund Herriott, Lord Meriweather—from afar. She's perfectly content to help him restore the local rectory…and she's much too reasonable to risk her heart. Working alongside Vera to rebuild the church and foil a smuggling ring is restoring the confidence Edmund lost in battle. Vera may be sure she's not suited to be an aristocrat's wife, but Edmund is utterly confident of one thing—that this unexpected love was built to last. Sanctuary Bay: Where three war heroes find the healing power of love
This small book is written for people who don't like reading big books! It's written for you and me. It doesn't go into great detail about the facts and information about depression. The emphasis is on words of encouragement and principles that work to overcome it. May the contents of this book bring you much needed hope and encouragement in your own "dance" with depression. David is a certified psychiatric RN and works on an inpatient unit. He was a missionary with Mercy Ships for 3 years where he met his wife, Roxy. They have two sons, Joshua & Daniel, and live in Ohio with one dog, one turtle, three goldfish and four gerbils.