Die Schauspielerin Leah Remini ist mit Scientology aufgewachsen. Da ihre Eltern dieser Sekte angehörten, wurde sie schon in ihrer frühen Kindheit indoktriniert. Auch auf ihrem harten Karriereweg – von der unbedeutenden Nebenrolle bis zum gefeierten Serienstar in King of Queens – wurde sie stets von Scientology begleitet. Als prominentes Mitglied der Sekte lernte sie auch Tom Cruise kennen und war sogar Gast auf dessen Hochzeit mit Katie Holmes. Vor einigen Jahren begann Remini aber, die kontroversen Aktionen und Repressionen von Scientology zu hinterfragen, und wurde so zum "Troublemaker". Dadurch war sie nicht nur Zielscheibe von Angriffen, sondern Scientology sah sie sogar als Bedrohung. Schließlich brach sie 2013 endgültig mit der Glaubensgemeinschaft und verlor dadurch auch den Kontakt zu vielen Freunden. Nun hat Remini ein Buch über diese Erlebnisse geschrieben und gibt unverfälschte und erschreckende Einblicke hinter die Kulissen von Scientology. In den USA schlug ihre Biografie große Wellen und avancierte dank der spannenden Story und der schockierenden Enthüllungen zum New York Times-Bestseller.
Barney and Hooker are together again and fighting crime, leaving a trail of chaos, panic, and disorder in their wake. Some would say they're drawn toward trouble like a moth to a flame. Others would claim their friends, Rosa and Felicia, dump trouble in Barney's and Hooker's laps. Either way, they are in over their heads when Rosa is kidnapped, and her disappearance is linked to a dangerous voodoo priest and his search for a mystery-drenched stolen statue. Written by Janet and Alex Evanovich, and illustrated by Joëlle Jones (Dr. Horrible, Token), Troublemaker brings ultimate adventure set in sun-filled Miami! • Janet Evanovich, the New York Times number-one best-selling author, brings her hit Barnaby series to Dark Horse Comics! • The entire Troublemaker story collected into one affordable volume! • "With art reminiscent of the Florida sun and writing supercharged with action, the Troublemaker graphic novel from best-selling author Evanovich and her daughter is a winner!"—RT Book Reviews
A Publishers Weekly TOP 10 ROMANCE for Spring 2014 "Harte includes an amazing storyline filled with strong-willed characters and a reluctant love affair. The love scenes will make readers sweat, and Harte does an awesome job of visually painting the picture of the two lead characters."-RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 Stars, TOP PICK! He's not into relationships. She's done with idiots. But where there are friends...sometimes there are benefits. And sometimes the boy next door might be just what you need at the end of every day. It's been the day from hell for Maddie Gardner. Instead of offering a promotion, her boss made a pass. She quit, and then got dumped by her lukewarm boyfriend. She's in the middle of a foul-mouthed meltdown when she notices her gorgeous green-eyed neighbor standing her in her kitchen. Flynn McCauley never thought he'd be so cliché as to fall for the girl next door. But when he shows up to fix the sink in Maddie's apartment, he finds himself completely captivated. When a ride home turns into more, Maddie and Flynn decide to keep things strictly casual-until Flynn wants more. But to get it he'll have to convince Maddie to give him a real shot. An exquisite blend of humor and heat, The Troublemaker Next Door is a refreshing sexy contemporary romance. Fans of Marie Force, Samantha Young, Robin Kaye, and Julie James are sure to be enchanted by this no-strings-attached relationship that becomes far more precious than expected. The McCauley Brothers Contemporary Romance Series: The Troublemaker Next Door (Book 1) How to Handle a Heartbreaker (Book 2) Ruining Mr. Perfect (Book 3) What to Do with a Bad Boy (Book 4)
ALLES VON MIR FÜR DICH Rockstar Abe Bellamy steht vor den Scherben seines Lebens. Nachdem seine kleine Schwester an Krebs gestorben ist, droht ihm alles zu entgleiten. Seiner Band schenkt er kaum noch Beachtung, und seine junge Frau Sara verlässt ihn. Erst da bemerkt Abe, dass er zu weit gegangen ist und dass er mit Sara den einzigen Menschen von sich gestoßen hat, der sein Herz tief im Inneren noch berühren konnte. Er setzt alles daran, sie zurückzugewinnen, auch wenn er weiß, dass er eine zweite Chance eigentlich nicht verdient hat ...
Sarah Palmer, a reckless beauty with a penchant for trouble, has enraged her family for the last time with her foiled plan to elope with a fortune hunter. Sent to stay with her married half-sister in the Scottish countryside, Sarah arrives there only to learn that her sister has gone away to Glasgow. With no one to chaperone her, she is immensely relieved at her newfound freedom and vows to redeem herself in the eyes of her family by behaving for once. But she hasn't reckoned on Marshall MacDougal, the most irresistible and troublesome man she has ever met... An American surrounded in mystery, Marshall MacDougal has come to Scotland searching for justice--and vengeance. He is captivated by Sarah and she by him, though she tried to resist. But then Sarah discovers that her own mother and half-sister are the target's of Marsh's vengeance. Old secrets, new scandals, and hocking revelations turn seduction into a devious game, where passion has a price...
Over twenty-five years in the making, this much-anticipated commentary promises to be the standard study of Proverbs for years to come. Written by eminent Old Testament scholar Bruce Waltke, this two-volume commentary is unquestionably the most comprehensive work on Proverbs available. Grounded in the new literary criticism that has so strengthened biblical interpretation of late, Waltke's commentary on Proverbs demonstrates the profound, ongoing relevance of this Old Testament book for Christian faith and life. A thorough introduction addresses such issues as text and versions, structure, authorship, and theology. The detailed commentary itself explains and elucidates Proverbs as "theological literature." Waltke's highly readable style -- evident even in his original translation of the Hebrew text -- makes his scholarly work accessible to teachers, pastors, Bible students, and general readers alike.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Linda Howard returns to suspense with a fantastic, fast-paced novel filled with breathtaking twists and turns . . . For Morgan Yancy, an operative in a quasi-military group, nothing comes before his job. But when he's ambushed and almost killed, the leader of his team demands answers. Who is after the members of the elite squad and why? Sent to recover at the home of his leader's ex step-sister, Morgan must lay low and stay vigilant. But between a tempting housemate he's determined to protect and danger on the horizon, Morgan knows this will be his toughest task yet. Bo Maran finally has it figured out. After finding herself a place in a small West Virginian mountain town and a job as part-time police chief, she has friends, she's making ends meet, and she has a dog. Life is good - until Morgan Yancy shows up on her doorstep. Bo doesn't need the stress of a mysterious man in her life and certainly not one as enticing as Morgan. Soon enough, Morgan becomes embroiled in Bo's life - even though she knows he's hiding from something. But discovering the truth could cost her more than she's willing to give. And when Morgan's cover is blown, it might just cost her life. 'Suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat' - Bella
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An eye-opening, no-holds-barred memoir about life in the Church of Scientology, now with a new afterword by the author—the outspoken actress and star of the A&E docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Leah Remini has never been the type to hold her tongue. That willingness to speak her mind, stand her ground, and rattle the occasional cage has enabled this tough-talking girl from Brooklyn to forge an enduring and successful career in Hollywood. But being a troublemaker has come at a cost. That was never more evident than in 2013, when Remini loudly and publicly broke with the Church of Scientology. Now, in this frank, funny, poignant memoir, the former King of Queens star opens up about that experience for the first time, revealing the in-depth details of her painful split with the church and its controversial practices. Indoctrinated into the church as a child while living with her mother and sister in New York, Remini eventually moved to Los Angeles, where her dreams of becoming an actress and advancing Scientology’s causes grew increasingly intertwined. As an adult, she found the success she’d worked so hard for, and with it a prominent place in the hierarchy of celebrity Scientologists alongside people such as Tom Cruise, Scientology’s most high-profile adherent. Remini spent time directly with Cruise and was included among the guests at his 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes. But when she began to raise questions about some of the church’s actions, she found herself a target. In the end, she was declared by the church to be a threat to their organization and therefore a “Suppressive Person,” and as a result, all of her fellow parishioners—including members of her own family—were told to disconnect from her. Forever. Bold, brash, and bravely confessional, Troublemaker chronicles Leah Remini’s remarkable journey toward emotional and spiritual freedom, both for herself and for her family. This is a memoir designed to reveal the hard-won truths of a life lived honestly—from an author unafraid of the consequences. Praise for Troublemaker “An aggressively honest memoir . . . Troublemaker is the most raw and revealing Scientology memoir to date.”—Entertainment Weekly “Leah’s story is a juicy, inside-Hollywood read, but it’s more than that. It’s a moving story about the value of questioning authority and how one woman survived a profound crisis of faith.”—People “Remini [offers] up some juicy tidbits from her decades in the church.”—Newsweek
Wer legt fest, was ein Wort bedeutet?: Nick ist ein kluger Lausbub und hat viele Tricks auf Lager, um Lehrpersonen vom Aufgabengeben abzuhalten. Doch bei der neuen Lehrerin der fünften Klasse versagen sie. So muss Nick selber einen Vortrag darüber halten, warum das Wörterbuch wichtig ist fürs Leben. Diese Aufgabe beschäftigt ihn: Wer bestimmt denn, was ein Wort bedeuten soll? Nick kommt auf die Idee, ein eigenes Wort zu erfinden. Anstatt Kugelschreiber oder Bleistift sagt er in Zukunft nur noch "Frindel". In kürzester Zeit setzt sich das Wort im ganzen Schulhaus durch. Gerade auch, weil die Lehrerin Mrs. Granger so dagegen ist. Die ganze Geschichte kommt in der Lokalzeitung und wahrhaftig auch im Fernsehen. Immer mehr Menschen übernehmen das Wort, viel Geld lässt sich mit dessen Vermarktung verdienen. Nach zehn Jahren erhält es seinen Platz im offiziellen Wörterbuch. Da erhält Nick einen Brief von seiner ehemaligen Lehrerin, der eine grosse Überraschung beinhaltet! Eine witzige Schulgeschichte, die zum Nachdenken über die Bedeutung von Wörtern anregt und darüber, was Sprache eigentlich ist. Ab 10 Jahren, gut, Irene Beglinger-Flückiger.
There's nothing worse than waiting and not knowing what'll happen to you. Your own imagination can be crueler than any captor.
Author: Isabel Rogan
Publisher: Tracey te Braake
Annika has discovered that she is a descendant of a very powerful vampire; she is the heir to his empire. With this comes the threat of dangers from new and terrifying enemies all wanting to end her existence. It is up to Lucas to ensure that the mortal woman he loves lives long enough to fulfil her destiny. The more time that Annika and Lucas spend together, the deeper they fall in love. Come with them on an adventure of discovery as they learn to trust one another with not only their love but lives as well. The course of true love never did run smooth. Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked. True love stories never have endings. Will their love survive the oncoming threat or are these two lovers destined to never find their happy ending?
On the run and in the shadows, the life of a killer is bleak indeed. Jon Harper is no more, and the soulless shadow he has become lingers in the darkness, craving solace and answers. In order to make sense of his past and the creature he has become, V must seek out another vampire, Cassius. With his dangerous lover and sole companion, Thorn, by his side, V must venture into the unknown in an attempt to make sense of his actions and reveal the true purpose of the vampires. Thorn and the vampires are even stranger than he thought. Dive back into the heart of darkness in P.A. Ross’ dark fantasy series Vampire Formula in this all new thrilling sequel that will leave you thirsty for more. Embrace the darkness and grab your copy of The Truth of Vengeance today! keywords: vampires, vampire series, supernatural, paranormal, coming of age, genetic engineering, science fiction, mash ups, vampire hunters,bad girlfriend, vampire girl, bullied, vampire vengeance, anti-heroes, vengeance, becoming superhuman, department 19 , will hill, cirque du freak , darren shan
RACHAEL Trouble, It has a way of finding me, And if it doesn’t, Then I go looking. Well, that was then, And now, I’m paying the price, Towing the line. But when he walks back into my life, The truth comes out, And the rock & roll God makes me yearn, All over again. But this time, there’s more at stake, And trouble is the last thing I need. KYLE She slipped away once, And I won’t let it happen again. Music, money, fame, women are at my fingertips, But all I want is her, All I need is us. When I touch her, taste her, feel her, I know one thing for certain, This is going to be trouble worth fighting for. Each book in this small-town hot romance series can be read as a standalone, but for a richer reading experience, the following order is recommended: Heartbreaker - April & Elias Troublemaker – Rachael & Kyle Mastermind – Harlow & Duke Hothead – Harlow & Duke Join our Facebook Lizabeth Scott Readers Group!
Inspiring Stories of Courage from Christians Serving Around the World
Author: International Mission Board
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
A new year’s worth of inspiring stories from the front lines of faith. "A willingness to go is all they have in common," exclaim Beth Moore and Kim P. Davis, speaking of their friends on the front lines who are spreading the gospel around the world and with whom they collaborated to create this book. This second book of 366 daily devotionals features stories of God’s faithfulness, written by hundreds of missionaries worldwide. From stirring miracles to heroic adventures, this second volume highlights those who daily go to the outer limits of spiritual devotion. A follow-up to the first book which has now sold over 300,000 copies.
As the war in the Balkans nears its end, Prince Sergei Fedorcenko returns to St. Petersburg and to his love, Anna Burenin, whose brother, Paul, has joined the revolutionaries. Torn between love for her family and devotion to the Fedorcenkos, Anna's faith is her only comfort as she tries to keep those closest to her--and all of Russia--from becoming a house divided.
Ally ist elf Jahre alt und eine Einzelgängerin. An der Schule ist sie als Freak bekannt und den Lehrern ein Dorn im Auge. Dabei geht es Ally nur um eins: Um jeden Preis ihr Geheimnis zu wahren – sie kann weder lesen noch schreiben. Da kommt ein neuer Lehrer in die Klasse, Mr. Daniels. Im Gegensatz zu seinen Vorgängern beobachtet er Ally genau und findet bald heraus, dass Ally an einer Lese-Rechtschreibschwäche leidet und gleichzeitig hochintelligent ist. Langsam lernt Ally, ihm zu vertrauen und schließt nebenbei Freundschaft mit zwei anderen Außenseitern. Gemeinsam widersetzen sie sich mutig dem Mobbing ...