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A Passion she could not deny--A lie she could never escape-- From the depths of a London slum, Amanda Granger created an illusion of wealth and breeding that became her passport into New York society. With her dazzling beauty and the ease with which she lived her lie, Amanda captivated an adoring public and drove men to bold and dangerous passions. But for all her fierce ambition, all her daring dreams, Amanda Granger knew that her heart's desires were held together by the fragile threads of deception and secrets. Triumph would always be elusive until she escaped from her web of deceit.
Kaathi, the healer and Jacob, the warrior, embark on a quest to find the Ancients that have been communicating with Kaathi since she was a child. They encroach on the territories of lions, crocodiles, baboons, a race of diminutive hairless people, a new colony of mutants, a couple of gigantic stature and people resembling Neanderthals; their encounters elicit danger, injury and death. Intrigued by how Kaathi's love dissolves confrontations, and the depth of love inherent in someone so young, some from the new races seek sanctuary with her to embrace love and alter their lives. Their meeting with Ancient Mother provides them the opportunity to discover their hidden talents, while Ancient Father presents them with a glimpse into their future. For some the future holds tragedy, for others a sense of purpose. The adventure continually provides Kaathi with the opportunity to demonstrate the power of love.
Life is a Song is designed to inspire the reader through poetry that is the song of the heart. Read it to take a break from everyday cares and to refresh your mind and your thoughts. Read Life is a Song to enjoy, reflect, laugh or ponder the meaning of life and the scope of our existence. Let the rhythms linger in your mind and keep you singing everyday. Life is a Song is for sharing with others so that they too can experience laughter or quiet contemplation. Life is a Song reflects encouragement to live and win. LBP Life is a Song takes the reader through an uplifting journey that is spiritual, romantic, nostalgic and more. It calms the soul.
This is a fictional account of disturbing and exciting events at a small manufacturing facility of TEKLET, a large paternalistic Fortune 500 multinational business machines corporation. The plant is located in the predominantly minority community of Bedford-Stuyvesant, a section of Brooklyn, New York. It is set in the 1980s, some twenty years after the corporation joined U.S. President John F. Kennedy's initiatives to improve the plight of the underprivileged. With this as a backdrop, the reader will be engrossed in a thrilling page-turner of conflict, romance and intrigue.
The volunteer fire service in America has been in existence much longer than we have existed as a nation. The local volunteer fire department has served at the center of life in many communities for a long time. However, society is changing and the people in our fire departments are changing as well. In order for volunteer fire departments to remain viable and successful, leaders within the service must understand the nature of these departments and their role in maintaining them. In many cases the people chosen as leaders change on a frequent basis. In other place the leaders serve long periods of time. Regardless of which it is, there are certain things which a leader must know in order to be successful in running their volunteer fire department. With the publishing of this book, it is my intention to provide the reader with the benefit of my five decades of experience in the fire and emergency services.
Batu, the heroine, from the novel, Love's Transformation, is saved from banishment from her village by Taja, the Healer. Together they continue to anger the High Priest, Romir, and his apprentice, Kiirt, who are the treacherous antagonists. Batu maintains her quest to acquire justice and equality for the women in her village, and incites the wrath of the High Priest. Taja introduces Kaathi to Batu and states that she exceeds him in her loving nature. Taja foresees Kaathi uniting two neighboring villages and their own through her spiritual philosophy. Taja has a premonition of a catastrophic event at the hands of Romir and Kiirt. In a surprising turn of events, two people sacrifice their lives so Kaathi can fulfill her destiny. Romir is enraged by Batu, has a heart attack and faces his own mortality and makes Kiirt vow to kill Batu and Kaathi.
Every page of THE WATCHER invites the reader into a world of reflection and contemplation that can lead to spiritual awakening. As the Watcher, a woman made blind so she might see, speaks the message she is called to speak, the reader discovers truths that support our closer walk with God. She teaches us the language of the heart. She speaks to soldiers before battle, a woman who has just given birth, a banker, a prisoner, two doctors, a farmer, a professor, a man afraid to die and more. In each instance, the wisdom shared is wisdom for the ages, insights that support our spiritual journey. Listen carefully and perhaps you will hear the Watcher speaking to you.
Praxeology - Four Essays is a short book about praxeology by Adam Knott. Topics covered include: The nature of exact law, the distinction between praxeology and economics, the structure of action, the nature of interpersonal action, the fundamental categories of consciousness, epistemological problems in Mises's praxeology, the subjective nature of scarcity, the concept of value in Misesian praxeology, the nature of coercion, the relationship between the law of marginal utility and praxeology, and others.
Kaathi, the wise Healer, and Jacob, the Warrior, of the Kahali village, embark on a quest to track down a young man from her visions and bring him back to their village. Kaathi finds the young man in the village of Homar ruled by a tyrant king and discovers he is the king's son. Kaathi demonstrates to Jacob that courage is not reserved for men, by accusing the king of promoting slavery and grave injustices to women. The king explodes in rage and Kaathi is forced to fight for her life, where she dramatically and unequivocally proves to Jacob that love is stronger than the sword. The king's son agrees to accompany Kaathi and Jacob, as they flee for their lives. The enraged, vengeful king swears to destroy Kaathi, Jacob and their people. The king and his horde of soldiers arrive in Kahali intent on destroying the village and killing everyone, leaving Jacob to wonder if Kaathi will use her spirituality to substantiate that love can conquer everything.
Her reflection had one remaining sword by her plexigloss hips... Lona Margolis, thirty-two year old interior designer, flower arranger and sometimes model, one night sees her reflection in the mirror change shape while having strange interludes with a man's voice. As her mirror keeps reshaping and uncovering her, her neighbor, in an inspired frenzy, paints six portraits of her emerging essences. They are all sold immediately and as she begins to follow clues about the origin's of the man's voice, she begins a coming of age journey of a slightly mystical involution, reuniting herself with each painting and grappling with unifying her latent inner landscapes as a daughter to a distant Russian born father, her potency as a healer and a modern Eve.
This is a very short 20 minute read for your child to keep them to never to try tobacco. Based on my experience of smoking for 37 years. I believe this book can encourage our youth to just say no. This book is for the age's of eight on up.This book is helping out Gregory Gardens school with a dollar a book. thank you Katrina Figueira, for trying to contact other teachers.
Finding Om is a travel memoir that looks into the mind and soul of 22-year old, Bowling Green State University college student, Elizabeth. In 2005, Elizabeth studied abroad in Australia, which ignited a fresh perspective on life. Australia, and the ocean, became her first love - a sacred place that rebirthed her soul and introduced her to yoga. Emboldened by the South Pacific, Elizabeth returned to Ohio and fell ill from reverse culture shock. Her collegiate responsibilities, boyfriend issues and negative perspectives about Ohio spiraled out of control. Anxiety, stress, insomnia and panic attacks ruled her life. Stress triggered an unbalanced life, filled with addictions and mental despair, which disconnected Elizabeth from her soul. Elizabeth desired change and the need to re-identify herself with the world. She needed to find a way to travel abroad. Recipient of BGSU's inaugural, Stuart R. Givens Fellowship, a grant to fund a student to "do anything in the world," Elizabeth proposed to backpack and to study yoga in the world's most hectic country, India, solo. In the summer 2007, Elizabeth left the US with three thousand dollars, one red backpack and a bagful of questions in search of enlightenment, acceptance and inner peace. Finding Om is a spiritual, and chaotic, journey through the highs and lows of India. Vivid and suspenseful, these are the tales of palm reader prophecies, the romances with a soul mate, the troubles of tour guide scams, the teachings from yoga gurus and the illuminating conversations had over a cup of chai. This is an intimate and true story of an intrepid young female on a quest to find compassion, adventure and a home in the world.
Business For Sale Blueprint is designed to help business owners develop and execute strategies that will help them prepare their business for sale. These tools will help the business sell much easier and for a premium price because the own will focus their efforts on building value from the buyer's perspective.
"The Old Bus" is about a young man named Josh whose parents are divorced and he decides not to go live with his mother when his dad loses his job and has to go out of town in search of work. It is an intriguing story told by Josh as he faces challenges, trouble, and situations requiring him to make responsible decisions and never lose sight of his Christian values. The action packed novel takes the reader along through an adventurous story about Josh, his friends, and the criminals that intend to see him meet an early demise.
After his adventures in other dimensions based on Arthurian legend and H. Rider Haggard's Africa, Hal Morgan finds himself hurled into an alternate reality based upon the operas of Richard Wagner. There Hal must locate the stolen Ring of the Nibelungs and return it to the Rhine Maidens, before its curse can destroy him. Along the way he must contend with treacherous nobles, gnomes, giants, zombies, witches, a dragon, the Flying Dutchman, Valkyries, Norse gods. To defeat his enemies, Hal must join with Wagnerian heroes such as Siegfried and Lohengrin to confront an enemy from his past. Will Hal be reunited with Glorinda? Will he fail in his mission and cause the cave in of dimensions, so that Louisville will be invaded by flying dragons on Fourth Avenue, sportive elves in Central Park, and greedy goblins preparing to ransack Fort Knox? Like the other books in this series, the finale abounds in high spirited adventure, wild imagination, humor, farce, satire, and dangerous swordplay.
Living in these end days is the end of the end, that is, the end of existence. Coping with this upcoming potential tragedy of life can no longer be ignored regardless of the bypass mechanisms you employ to make it disappear. There is only one way to overcome the innumerable fears associated with this and that is by saying good-bye to the world's system and saying hello to spiritual warfare through God. We are talking about unity for everyone, not our denominations, which really means division. The devil could care less about whether or not you live or die, but only if he can hurt God. This book will point out that Jesus has given you the authority to conquer and overcome through your comforter, the Holy Spirit. You will begin to learn to apply faith to every single circumstance in your life. That's called total victory for nothing shall shake you because God is directing you! You want to secure your future and comprehend that eternity in Heaven will be a welcome choice. Finally, you will have to get serious about the power of prayer, reading the Bible, memorizing Scriptures that support you, praying in tongues, seeking knowledge for more wisdom, and of course, utilizing faith which God has provided for you. Faith is FANTASTIC ADVENTURES IN TRUSTING HIM.
Batu's inspirational story dramatizes how tragic and explosive events transform her from being self-centered to self-empowered. Batu fearlessly speaks out against injustice in a male dominated society. Unwilling to subject herself to a barbaric ritual, she insults the High Priest and creates a persistent enemy throughout the story. Selfishly, she marries the Story Teller to continue her quest for knowledge. The marriage turns into a test of wills, until she is transformed by falling in love with her husband. The death of her husband and her baby causes Batu to lose worth, as defined by law, and the council decrees she is to be expelled from the village to face certain death. With the Healer's help, she gains a deeper understanding of life as she faces tragedies, final expulsion and death courageously and heroically.
The adventures of the Black Orchid's Team One continue in the sequel to The Legends of the Black Orchid... In 1938, the aggressive rise of the Third Reich is not at all welcomed, especially by those who are well aware of the drastic effects of the last war in Europe. Determined to quell the ongoing threat of Hitler's Nazi regime, a powerful group of American bankers and industrialists develop a plan to assist Great Britain and its allies while at the same time protecting America's own interests. Joining forces with the United States, members of the London-based Black Orchid build an alliance with Heads of State as they seek to infiltrate the upper ranks of the Abwehr, the Third Reich's secret service. The struggle for power and control that ensues results in a string of treachery, betrayal and death as an elaborate plan is developed for US entry into the conflict. When the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor becomes the unfortunate catalyst for the Second World War, the United States and its allies move to the forefront and the Black Orchid shifts into the next phase of their operation; to stop the enemies' advances before the world and its economy are damaged beyond recovery. The Power Unseen exposes the true forces behind the scenes at the start of the Second World War and uncovers facts and events never before revealed...
So you want to stop smoking? Great idea! It is not an exaggeration to say that if you successfully stop smoking, it would be about the most important thing you could do for yourself these days. Stopping always provides benefits, no matter how much or how long you've smoked. If you are among the many (including me!) that have struggled with smoke cessation you will be armed with a manual that contains powerful weapons to defeat your smoking dependence. The tips and tactics in the manual are based on proven psychological strategies that work. Follow the easily applied tactics and the odds are in your favor, you have taken a critical step toward becoming smoke free.
As an entrepreneur I have always sought books that could provide practical and ethical applications. When my friend and fellow entrepreneur told me about what he had written as 2 small books I was very interested. When I read them, I recommended that he had one excellent book! All he had to do was add a section on successful applications and how it related directly for entrepreneurs. With this book you will find why so many small businesses and enterprises fail. You will also see from Dr. John H. Roller's research shows anyone and any business or enterprise can become immortal! As a Certified General Ethicist, he knows that immortality comes from knowing and loving the Truth. This is often understood as Good News since Immortality is a Gift from the Truth. All you have to do is love the Truth. The Truth wishes to you and your business or enterprise to be successful forever! Dr. Brian Keen President and CEO, The Ethics Institute
A fast-paced crime story that introduces a distinctive new action hero. Meet Zev Evans, the ex-cop, ex-war hero turned anxiety-ridden fixer with a plate in his head, a pharmacopeia in his pocket, a chaotic but keenly observant mind, and a fearsome set of skills. Given to reciting mantras to calm the wild horses in his head, the half-Jewish, half-Sicilian Zev debuts in a story that starts at a piano recital and ends on the floor of his kitchen with a feral cat and a seizure dog watching over him. To say more would be to spoil the fun of reading this fast-paced novella, and of getting to know Zev, to whom the motto of the 1st Marine Division - no better friend, no worse enemy - applies in spades. Illustrated with the author's original photographs. "Jim LePore is a great discovery." - New York Times bestselling author William Landay
Former counterterrorism expert Simon Gervais' debut novel, THE THIN BLACK LINE, was an immediate sensation and an international bestseller, drawing raves from bestselling authors Steve Berry ("Realistic, vivid, dramatic, this is a story told by someone who knows what he's talking about"), David Morell ("A high-speed, break-neck, turbo-charged thriller that takes readers behind the scenes of the war on terrorism"), and others, along with reviewers such as Ottawa Life, which called THE THIN BLACK LINE, "A fascinating look into Canada's covert operations, complemented by loveable and heroic characters you will find yourself rooting for." Now those characters are back in a sequel novella that puts them on a mission with potentially devastating consequences. A LONG GRAY LINE pits the International Market Stabilization Institute - a privately funded organization operating outside official channels to protect North America's financial interests - against two foes at the same time. One could decimate the American stock market and throw the entire world economy into a tailspin. The other is a piece of unfinished business from their last operation that could be even more destructive. Their ability to act in the face of confounding choices will have an effect on the future for years to come. Featuring Mike and Lisa Walton - the husband-and-wife team of operatives who led the charge in THE THIN BLACK LINE - A LONG GRAY LINE is a thriller so packed with action and tension that it contains enough excitement for stories four times its size.
During a desperate attempt to rally support for a controversial Middle Eastern peace summit, U.S. Ambassador Christine Needham is kidnapped on an unauthorized visit to Dubai. Forced to walk a thin line between diplomacy and effectiveness, President James Talquin assembles a new covert team, helmed by black ops veteran Wayne Wilkins, to rescue the ambassador before she is executed by terrorists. But the ambassador is in possession of a dangerous secret, one that, if not recovered in time, could lead to the most devastating terror attack in history. Now Wayne and his team are on a collision course with unseen forces that seem to be manipulating world powers toward a devastating conclusion. With a nuclear apocalypse just hours away, the operatives must confront a new kind of jihad, one that breaks all the rules of warfare and terrorism. But all of the players may not be what they seem, and with no one left to trust, the newly founded team must lean on each other to navigate the glittering heights and hidden depths of one of the world's most fascinating cities and infiltrate a centuries-old shadow war raging within Islam itself. As the twists and betrayals mount, it soon becomes clear that unless Wayne and his men can recover the ambassador and the secret she holds in time, the terrorists' enigmatic paymaster may get exactly what he wants: an all-consuming world war from which America and her allies would never recover. "Jeremy Burns' THE DUBAI BETRAYAL is an intense and authentic thriller that bristles with both hard-edged action and intelligent international intrigue. Filled with believable characters in well-drawn locales, and a high-stakes but utterly convincing plot, THE DUBAI BETRAYAL will leave fans of Daniel Silva and Brad Thor breathless for more." - Mark Greaney #1 New York Times Bestselling author of BACK BLAST, A Gray Man Novel
Dani, Meg, and Charlotte have bonded over babies, barbeques, and backyards, but when they escape for a girls' weekend away, they can't bring themselves to return to lives that don't seem to fit anymore. Harried Dani can't explain why she feels so discontented until she meets a young gallery owner who inspires her to rediscover the art that once made her happy. Dependable Meg faces up to a grief that threatens to swallow her whole and confronts a marriage built on expectations. Flamboyant Charlotte, frustrated with her stagnated life and marriage, pursues a playboy Irish singer and beachside business opportunities. All three of these women thought they would be different. None of them thought they'd be facing down forty and still wondering when life starts. What they do when they realize where they're headed is both inspiring and wildly entertaining. GIRLS' WEEKEND is a fun, yet poignant romp through the universal search of who we are, why we love, and what makes us happy by an author who is quickly emerging as one of our most incisive storytellers. PRAISE FOR CARA SUE ACHTERBERG'S FIRST NOVEL, I'M NOT HER: "Well written, sometimes light, sometimes frightening, but always intriguing, this bird's eye view of two lives intertwined among millions is certainly food for thought, especially when one walks a mile in another's shoes." - Tome Tender "What an intriguing storyline!" - Teena in Toronto "I loved this novel . . . This book had me laughing at some points, and it had me wiping away tears at others." - Comfy Reading "After about two pages I was hooked." - Glitter and Cookies "An awesome read! The theme of living the life of another no matter the situation and not judging without truly knowing is a lesson we should all take to heart." - Literarily Illumined
Here is a truly unique reading experience from a master storyteller dubbed "a great discovery" by New York Times bestselling author William Landay. A stunning melding of image and prose, BLOOD, LIGHT & TIME is a collection of fifty-two short fiction pieces that concentrate their considerable impact in brief, potent passages, each married to one of the author's distinctive photographs. Within these pages, you'll meet the driven, the desperate, the lost, the rediscovered, the alien, the shockingly familiar, and so many other characters who will resonate long after you meet them and build in power as more and more of them take residence in your soul. Likely to be one of the most original and engrossing reads you've had in a long while, BLOOD, LIGHT & TIME redefines the potential of flash fiction.
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