When the topic of grandchildren comes up during a weekly sewing circle the matriarchs of the founding families seek out the witch Elder to scry to see if their sons have mates. They are shocked to discover that many of their son's mates are out in the world and are human! Fearing that their future daughter in laws will end up dead before being claimed and providing them with grandchildren to spoil, they convince their own mates that something must be done. After gathering all of the warriors together in a fake award ceremony the witch Elder casts a spell to pull the warrior's mates to them, whether they want it or not. Aiden McKenzie is adamant that he doesn't need a mate and that she would only get in the way. He doesn't have time to coddle a female. He likes his world run with military precision. Little does he realize, Fate is sending him his mate first! He meets his destined mate Meryn Evans and things go downhill from there. She is the embodiment of chaos. In the first twenty-four hours she kicks, screams and knocks her bear shifting mate unconscious. Eventually they discover that life before finding each other may have been good, but life afterwards is perfect, even if it involves super soaker battles and accidentally discharging hand grenades. Unfortunately the joy of their mating is overshadowed when Aiden and Meryn find themselves embroiled in a missing persons case assigned to Aiden by the Lycaonian Council. By assisting Aiden, Meryn finds herself the focus of a demented killer. Can Aiden and the elite warriors from the Alpha Unit keep Meryn safe? Or did Fate bring her to Lycaonia to die?
When author Michelle Matthews came home from war, she thought returning alive meant the worst was over. She was mistaken; surviving life after war proved to be equally challenging. Matthews returned a changed person. In Re-entry, she narrates a poignant account of the war in Iraq, its tragic aftermath, and her courageous journey to heal emotionally. Based on journal entries and e-mails sent before, during, and after her service in Iraq, this memoir provides a firsthand account of the trials and tribulations she experienced by her service and gives insight into her emotional journey. Upon her return, Matthews struggled with anxiety and depression and began overeating and abusing alcohol. She tells how she wrestled with thoughts of suicide as she found normal life overwhelming following the abnormal rhythm of war. Re-entry shows that how, through counseling, physical and recreational therapy, journaling, meditating, exercising, and support from family and friends, Matthews found herself again.
On December 7, 2001, thirty-five-year-old Kimberly Fairchild's world turned upside down when she heard the life-changing words, "You've got cancer." I'd Give My Left Boob for That ... Oh, Wait, I Already Did details one woman's journey before, during, and after her courageous battle with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, the most common form of breast cancer. With no family history and a fairly healthy life, Fairchild shares how she got past the shocking diagnosis and subsequently relied on laughter and humor to help her through one of the most difficult and darkest times of her life. As she faced new challenges, fears, and physical discomfort, Fairchild describes how her diagnosis affected everyone around her-all in different ways-and how she learned to accept their comforting words and return the favor when they too needed reassurance. From surgery to chemotherapy to reconstructive surgery, Fairchild provides an emotional, sometimes humorous, yet intensely honest portrayal of what it's like to experience breast cancer. Written with the desire to help others, this eye-opening glimpse into the world of breast cancer shares the compelling story of how an ordinary girl fought the extraordinary fight of her life-and won.
When we hear a favorite song, the memories unfold; who we knew, where we were, our age, best friends, lovers, good memories and bad. Even if the memories pour sadness into our hearts, still we listen, remember and slot the events from the past into a song. Alto Reed plays the first soulful notes on “Turn the Page” and Seger grips our hearts with his rich voice. 13 songs written by Seger are in short story form. Each story starts with a problem for at least one character and the song is woven into the story. Enjoy the read!
A Fix-the-Way-You-Parent Guide for Raising Responsible, Productive Adults
Author: Larry Winget
Category: Family & Relationships
Read Larry Winget's posts on the Penguin Blog. Straight-talking, bestselling Pitbull of Parenting Larry Winget says "This is not a fix your kid book. It's a fix the way you parent book. You owe it to your kids to parent with a plan!" Being a parent is the toughest job in the world, especially with the increasing number of negative influences and pitfalls facing our kids today, from childhood obesity and out-of-control celebrity culture to the dangers of the internet and credit card debt. Larry Winget has never been one to shy away from tough truths, and what he says here may well be difficult for some parents to swallow: we are in the midst of a crisis with our kids. Kids today are over-indulged, over-entertained, under-achieving, and under-disciplined, with a sense of entitlement that is crippling society. And the real problem is that parents aren't paying attention to what's going on. If they were they would realize that most kids today barely read and write, except with their thumbs on their cell phones! Well-behaved, respectful kids are the exception, not the rule, and for the most part, parents are to blame. Responsible parenting is about beginning with the end in mind and parenting with a plan. But most parents have never stopped to consider what kind of adult they want to raise. They have all this fun creating a baby, but they don't have a plan for the end product. Larry's message to parents: Teach your kids to become the best adults they can be. But don't expect your kids to improve until you improve. Your Kids Are Your Own Fault covers familiar lessons and principles that have led Larry's readers to greater success with money, career, and goal setting, this time at a level where they can be taught to children. This book shows parents how to design the adult they want their kid to become and work backwards to make sure it happens. Kids don't come with an instruction manual, but finally being a parent does! Watch a Video
My Life: My Fault relates memories about the life and times of the author and includes experiences shared with others who helped shape his life over the years. His story traces an effort to enjoy life, improve his relations with others, and conquer numerous challenges encountered in his work as he wrestles cronic health problems and advancing age. Additionally the book recalls memories of special friends and to a degree explains his feelings about himself and others.
Aug 15. 1945. Korea met liberation from Japanese colonial rule but eventually divided into two parts. Jun 25. 1950. The Korean war broke out abruptly by communist of North Korea. Young refugees of north Korea birth, leaving their families behind, gathered to help UN and South Korean army for expelling Communism from Korean peninsula. They became unnamed, armed agents and infiltrated behind the enemy lines and harassed the rear. Many of them disappeared in the unknowned rivers, fields and mountains. This book is about the hided heroes who were veiled for 55 years. Through one man's life, all behind history of unknown war are finally revealed. Hwang Ha-yong was one of the unnamed, forgotten one of the Korean Guerrilla and armed agent during and after the Korean war. He became a writer. His work was made by TV and Film in Korea. He also music composer and got a famous prize. Hwang sung is the son of Hwang Ha-yong and Helped his father finishingvarious writing works. He is Historian of covered operation related the Korean war and also a Writer.