"Spare your soul," he ranted, "and turn your eyes from greed...."The tattoos on his arms still reading "Live by the Sword" and "Die by the Sword," Aramis Black is ready for a fresh start. Determined to set aside his violent tendencies, he opens an espresso shop in Nashville and begins to put his childhood memories behind him. The past isn't finished with him, though. One ordinary day at the shop, a man is shot before his eyes, speaking dying words to Aramis that are all too familiar.Aramis realizes that his path to freedom will demand forgiveness-forgiveness from God and forgiveness of others. Along the way, he must uncover the conspiracy behind a centuries-old mystery and the shocking truth of his mother's death. The question remains: Will Aramis be able to conquer his past, or will evil get the best of him?From the Trade Paperback edition.
[from the back cover] "They swam past gently-moving strands of seaweed and pieces of jagged coral, then Tom almost choked in horror. A shark was coming straight at him, ready to strike. Have you ever visited a shopping mall that has sharks and piranhas, a triple-loop rollercoaster, 22 waterslides, an Ice Palace, submarines, 828 stores, and a major mystery to solve? Soon after Tom and Liz Austen arrive at the West Edmonton Mall a bomber strikes and they must follow a trail that leads through the fabled splendours of the supermall... to hidden danger." The Tom and Liz Austen Mysteries are action packed, fast paced reading. Though they are about 100 pages long with short chapters, they are packed with adventure in Canada. Look for them in the Bookshare collection. #1. Murder on The Canadian, #2. Vancouver Nightmare, #3. The Ghost of Lunenburg Manor, #4. Disneyland Hostage, #5. The Kootenay Kidnapper, #6. Vampires of Ottawa, #7. Spirit in the Rainforest and #8. The Green Gables Detectives
What You Can't See Can Hurt You.Returning to the hometown of her birth parents, rebellious 23-year-old Josee Walker seeks answers to long-held questions about her childhood. Her biological father, wealthy vintner Marsh Addison, wants nothing to do with her. But a determined Kara Addison sets out to meet the child she gave up years before, despite Marsh's passionate opposition. Five Days of Hell for a Glimpse of HeavenWhen Kara disappears and her car is discovered at the bottom of a ravine, however, Marsh becomes the prime suspect. Suddenly, Marsh and Josee are forced to unite in their search for Kara-and for the truth. But there's more to their family's past than meets the eye. What could the mysterious canister that Josee found in the woods contain? What does it have to do with her mother's disappearance? When an ancient evil rouses, each member of the Addison family becomes enmeshed in a terrifying supernatural battle-one with global consequences.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Your Days Are Numbered...And Clay Ryker Knows It.Clay Ryker is a man with a dark past and an uncertain future. A failure in both business and marriage, he has come home after a decade away, hoping for a fresh start in the small Pacific Northwest town where he grew up. But Clay harbors a terrible secret, one that even those closest to him don't know. When increasingly sinister notes appear in the folds of his morning paper, Clay realizes that the truth is not so secret after all. Then people around him start dying and, with a serial killer on the loose, he discovers a terrible gift: he can foresee the timing of a person's death-his or her expiration date. As his newfound ability proves both a blessing and a curse, Clay's foreknowledge could cost more than he can bear to lose. Working with ex-cop and investigator Vince Turney, Clay has no choice but to face up to the truth of his past. Will he find the courage to overcome an unspeakable evil, one that he himself may have empowered?From the Trade Paperback edition.
IT'S BEEN SIX YEARS without a winning season and Coach Grant Taylor's job is on the line. Unless the Shiloh Christian Eagles turn things around--and fast--he's history. Unfortunately, their leading scorer has just left for a rival school and the team has lost its drive. The pressure is on. On the home front, things aren't much better for Grant. His house is falling apart. His old clunker of a car keeps dying, and the coach and his wife have been unsuccessful in their attempts to start a family. But God is on the move--in many ways. When Grant receives a message from an unexpected visitor, he searches for a stronger purpose for his football team. When faced with unbelievable odds, Grant and his Shiloh Eagles must rise above their fear and step up to their greatest test of strength and courage.
Judas hung himself in a place known as the Akeldama or Field of Blood.But what if his death didn't end his betrayal?What if his tainted blood seeped deep into the earth, into burial caves, causing a counterfeit resurrection of the dead?Gina Lazarescu, a Romanian girl with a scarred past, has no idea she is being sought by the undead.The Collectors, those released from the Akeldama, feed on souls and human blood. But there are also the Nistarim, those who rose from their graves in the shadow of the Nazarene's crucifixion--and they still walk among us, immortal, left to protect mankind.Gina realizes her future will depend on her understanding of the past, yet how can she protect herself from Collectors who have already died once but still live?The Jerusalem's Undead Trilogy takes readers on a riveting journey, as imaginative fiction melds with biblical and archaeological history.
Capt. Caleb Holt lives by the firefighter's adage: Never leave your partner behind. However, after seven years of marriage, he and his wife have drifted so far apart that Catherine wishes she had never married. As divorce looms, Caleb's father challenges him to commit to a 40-day experiment he calls "The Love Dare."
INSIDE BURNING BUILDINGS, Captain Caleb Holt lives by the firefighter's adage: NEVER LEAVE YOUR PARTNER. Yet at home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules. Growing up, his wife Catherine always dreamed of marrying a loving, brave firefighter . . . just like her father. Now, after seven years of marriage, she wonders when she stopped being "good enough." Countless arguments and anger have them wanting to move on to something with more sparks. As they prepare for divorce, Caleb's father challenges him to commit to a 40-day experiment: "The Love Dare." Wondering if it's even worth the effort, Caleb reluctantly agrees, not realizing how it will change his world forever. Surprised by what he discovers about the meaning of love, Caleb begins to see his wife and marriage as worth fighting for. But is it too late? His job is to rescue others. Now Captain Holt must face his toughest job ever . . . rescuing his wife's heart.
What's the most important thing in your life? Jay Austin did what it took to get ahead and make the quick sell at work. Problem was--the more successful he was, the more he traded what really mattered. His integrity. His relationship with his wife. His time with his son. He was chasing things that had no eternal significance. It wasn't until God slowly unraveled everything that he saw how empty his life had become. Now it will take a courageous heart and a saving grace for Jay to finally turn his drive into a desire for a more authentic life with God as well as with his wife and son. In a world filled with cheap imitations that distract us from God's higher plans, Flywheel is a powerful parable for all who hunger to live an authentic life.
A fire burning on the sea... icy fingers in the night... a dog that won't go near its master's bedroom... strange characters... These are the mysterious components of the mystery that starts when professor Zinck invites Tom Austen and his sister, Liz to visit a haunted house.
When Jesus was resurrected, ancient scripture says many rose from the grave. Today, 36 from this group of undead remain. Known as the Nistarim, they are here to watch over the world.When Judas hung himself, his blood mysteriously gave rise to another group of undead: the unholy Collectors. Now very much alive, they feed on souls and human blood.Both groups of immortals still walk among us in an eternal struggle. Now both are after a single target--a boy named Pavel who may possess the key to the Collectors' unlimited power...or ultimate downfall.Gina, a woman fleeing for her own life, is determined to protect the boy at all costs. She has survived one battle with the undead already, but has no idea how long she'll be able to stay a step ahead of them.The Jerusalem's Undead Trilogy takes readers on a riveting journey, as imaginative fiction melds with biblical and archaeological history.
Discover the Jerusalem's Undead trilogy in this 3-in-1 eBook bundle from author Eric Wilson.The suicide of Judas Iscariot in AD 30 left his blood seeping into the soil of the Field of Blood, in Aramaic the Akeldama. This tainted blood caused a counterfeit resurrection of the dead--the Collectors, who seek to corrupt and destroy. When Jesus was resurrected, ancient scripture says many rose from the grave. Today, 36 from this group of undead remain--the Nistarim, who are here to watch over the world and protect against the Collectors.Field of Blood follows Gina Lazarescu, a Romanian girl with a scarred past who has no idea she is being sought by these undead. Gina realizes her future will depend on her understanding of the past, yet how can she protect herself from Collectors who have already died once but still live?Gina's journey continues in Haunt of Jackals. The Nistarim and the Collectors are after a single target--a boy named Pavel who may possess the key to the Collectors' unlimited power . . . or ultimate downfall. Gina has survived one battle with the undead already and is determined to protect Pavel at all costs. But she has no idea how long she can stay a step ahead of the Collectors.In the final installment of the Jerusalem's Undead Trilogy--Valley of Bones--readers will witness an epic showdown of a battle between good and evil that started with the suicide of Judas Iscariot. Gina Lazarescu's life has been on a collision course with the Akeldama Collectors. She knows she can't defeat them on her own, though, and that it will take the combined efforts of all Those Who Resist for this living evil to be stopped.
Only groans and creaks sounded from the old building as it waited for Tom Austen to discover its secret. With a rapidly-beating heart, he approached the staircase... Juvenile mystery/thriller set in the mountains of British Columbia.
Teenage thriller about Tom Austen, who fell into an unhappy sleep aboard the Canadian train, and woke up to a horrifying scream.
During a long cold winter in his home town, young Tom Austen stumbles across some strange activity in an abandoned house.
In The Best of Evil, Aramis Black uncovered family secrets and historical conspiracies, hoping that his own dark past had come to certain resolution. But now, in the dark of night, he finds his brother unconscious and tied to a statue in Nashville's Music Row ...with the initials AX carved into his back. A shadow from his former life has reappeared, casting threats of violence and retribution. And soon the attacker is swinging his blade of self-righteous judgment directly at Aramis, calling upon him to "face his sins." Can Aramis finally break free from the guilt of his old ways... or will he succumb to the vengeance of an arrogant sociopath?From the Trade Paperback edition.
[from the back cover] The branches trembled, then something slipped away into the darkness of the forest. "That was Mosquito Joe!" Tom exclaimed. "Or his spirit," Liz said. "Let's get out of here." The rainforest of British Columbia holds many secrets, but none stranger than those of Nearby Island. After hair-raising events during a Pacific storm, Tom and Liz Austen seek answers among the island's looming trees. Alarmed by the ghostly shape of the hermit Mosquito Joe, they look for shelter in a deserted school in the rainforest. Then, in the night, Tom and Liz hear a girl's voice crying Beware! Beware! Look for more mysteries about the Canadian brother and sister team of Tom and Liz Austen in the Bookshare collection including: #1 Murder on The Canadian, #2 Vancouver Nightmare, #3 The Case of the Golden Boy, #4 Disneyland Hostage, #5 The Kootenay Kidnapper, #6 Vampires of Ottawa, #7 Spirit in the Rainforest, #8 The Green Gables Detectives, #9 Code Red at the Supermall, #10 Cold Midnight in Vieux Quebec, #11 The Ice Diamond Quest, #12 The Prairie Dog Conspiracy, #13 The St. Andrews Werewolf, #14 The Inuk Mountie Adventure and #17 The Ghost of Lunanburg Manor, with more to come. If you go for books featuring young detectives you'll find over 200 Hardy Boys mysteries, over 50 Three Investigators Mysteries and many more mystery books to keep you turning pages.
For millennia, two groups of immortals have roamed the earth in a spiritual chess game for human souls. Now they enter the time of Final Vengeance. On one side are the Collectors--unholy, undead entities who feed on misery and blood. In opposition are the Nistarim--saints raised from their tombs during the Nazarene's resurrection, who work to protect mankind. Natira, a powerful Collector infused with Judas's blood, is on the verge of finding the last of the Nistarim. To destroy them all in one master stroke, he must find the Nazarene's Crown of Thorns which is believed to be buried near Jerusalem. But the Nistarim have a potent weapon of their own, a boy who carries immortal blood. He has been hiding and waiting until now, when both sides collide in a battle of biblical proportions at Israel's historic Valley of Bones. The Jerusalem's Undead Trilogy takes readers on a riveting journey, as imaginative fiction melds with biblical and archaeological history.
A chance meeting with a drug pusher named Spider takes Tom Austen into the grim streets of Vancouver's Skid Road, where he poses as a runaway while searching for information to help the police smash a gang which is cynically hooking young kids on drugs. Suddenly unmasked as a police agent, Tom is trapped in the nightmarish underworld of Vancouver as the gang closes in, determined to get rid of the young meddler at any cost." Get an exciting taste of Canadian teenage detectives in action in The Tom and Liz Austen Mysteries Series from the Bookshare Library including: #1. Murder on The Canadian, #3. The Case of the Golden Boy, #4. Disneyland Hostage, #5. The Kootenay Kidnapper, #6. Vampires of Ottawa, #7. Spirit in the Rainforest, #8. The Green Gables Detectives, #9. Code Red at the Supermall, #10. Cold Midnight in Vieux Quebec, #11. The Ice Diamond Quest, #12. The Prairie Dog Conspiracy, #13. The St. Andrews Werewolf and #14. The Inuk Mountie Adventure,
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