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Sixteen-year-old Crystal knows she's blessed. She is drop-dead gorgeous and in the beginning stages of a glamorous career as a model in New York City. At first, modeling is exciting. But soon, her life becomes less and less about her, and more and more about her body. Crystal wonders if her new life is worth giving up everything -- her friends, her beliefs, and her self-respect.
A Crystal Age is one of the earliest science-fiction novels which deals with a utopia of the distant future. The first-person narrator, a traveler and naturalist, wakes to find himself buried in earth and vegetation. He comes across a community of people who live in a mansion together, under a foreign set of rules and cultural assumptions. He falls desperately in love with a girl from the community, but the very basis of their utopia forbids his ever consummating his desires.
Many approaches to crystal massage focus on relaxation techniques for both body and mind, but only the method introduced in this practical step-by-step guide is designed to achieve inner and outer beauty. This method, known as Crystal Balance, maintains that physical well-being reflects upon every aspect of our everyday lives as well as our inner selves, and so massage can be effective on every level of the body, mind, and soul. As the method can utilize a wide variety of crystals, all of which have different healing properties, it can be personalized from patient to patient. The guidebook features clear descriptions of the gemstones used in the therapy, from agate to zoisite, and their properties, as well as a variety of exercises and goals to promote body relaxation and recovery.
The Crystal Bible Volume 2 provides an essential companion reference to the original bible, fully describing the properties of over 200 crystals not found in volume 1. Featuring new information on crystals for energy enhancement and healing grids, the historical use of crystals from biblical times to the present day and the latest updates on geological research, this comprehensive guide offers detailed analysis on the extensive range of new crystals on the market. This book also provides essential information on cleansing crystals, types of crystals and crystal shapes to give the reader extensive knowledge of their chosen stones.
Featured in Kindred Spiritmagazine, this third volumeof the best-selling Crystal Bible books presents more than 250 new generation, high-vibration stones for healing and transformation. Included are many new and rare minerals whose esoteric properties are not described elsewhere. This essential guide also includes a section on crystal skulls, crystal beings, Madagascan stones, and how to work with the 'new' chakras, such as the Soul Star and Manifestation chakras, that are stimulated by the powerful crystals featured. Your Crystal Bible Volume 3 includes... Crystal Reference Crystal Innovations Crystal Beings Crystal Structure High Vibration Crystals Exploring Crystal Potential Crystal Skulls Building in Stone The Madagascar Stones Crystal Directory Awakening Crystals Physical and Subtle Anatomy Chakras Associations The 'New Chakras Healing Grids Making a Gem Essence ...And Much More!
Passion is heating up those arctic Alaska nights! It took nerve for Northern California socialite Teresa Drake to walk away from her family's famed wine empire. Flying off to Alaska is even riskier-especially when the budding journalist stumbles down a cavern while admiring the spectacular sights. But it's her gorgeous rescuer who makes Teresa truly reckless. The night she spends with mogul Atka Sinclair convinces her she's found her soul mate...until her charming lover becomes her worst enemy. Atka has deep ties to his native land. So how can he trust the pampered beauty who just published a glowing article about the politician out to destroy his people's heritage? But as traitorous desire reignites, Atka realizes what he and Teresa share is too precious to lose. Will pride prevent him from building a future with the woman who could write them the most thrilling love story of all?
A young woman returns to the Connecticut town where she was born in spite of misgivings because her mother was murdered there. She finds that the towns-people are not all what they appear to be at first glance. She begins to put together the pieces of her mother's murder which leads her into danger.
Using the lore and the folk-magic of the men and women who settled North America, Orson Scott Card has created an alternate world where magic works, and where that magic has colored the entire history of the colonies.
In this gripping first-person account, former Olympian Eric LeMarque recounts a harrowing tale of survival--of eight days in the frozen wilderness, of losing his legs to frostbite, and coming face-to-face with death. But Eric's ordeal on the mountain was only part of his struggle for survival--as he reveals, with startling candor, an even more harrowing and inspiring tale of fame and addiction, healing and triumph. On February 6, 2004, Eric, a former professional hockey player and expert snowboarder, set off for the top of 12,000-foot Mammoth Mountain in California's vast Sierra Nevada mountain range. Wearing only a long-sleeve shirt, a thin wool hat, ski pants, and a lightweight jacket--and with only four pieces of gum for food--he soon found himself chest-high in snow, veering off the snowboard trail, and plunging into the wilderness. By nightfall he knew he was in a fight for his life...Surviving eight days in subfreezing temperatures, he would earn the name "The Miracle Man" by stunned National Guard Black Hawk Chopper rescuers. But Eric's against-all-odds survival was no surprise to those who knew him. A gifted hockey player in his teens, he was later drafted by the Boston Bruins and a 1994 Olympian. But when his playing days were over, Eric felt adrift. Everything changed when he first tasted the rush of hard drugs--the highly addictive crystal meth--which filled a void left by hockey and fame. By the time Eric reached the peak of Mammoth Mountain in 2004, he was already dueling demons that had seized his soul. A riveting adventure, a brutal confessional, here Eric tells his remarkable story--his climb to success, his long and painful fall, and his ordeal in the wilderness. In the end, a man whose life had been based on athleticism would lose both his legs, relearn to walk--even snowboard--with prosthetics, and finally confront the ultimate test of survival: what it takes to find your way out of darkness, and--after so many lies--to tell truth... and begin to live again. From the Hardcover edition.
A RARE GEM It was the sort of sale that most jewelers only dreamed about. When a sleek, successful Los Angeles attorney breezed into Chrystal Cummins's jewelry store and purchased the most expensive item in the shop, Chrystal thought her problems were solved. It had been rough going since she'd pooled all her resources to buy Cummins Jewelry, the business her father had started. But with the sale of the canary diamond necklace, Chrystal would have enough money to pay most of her bills and keep the Rodeo Drive shop afloat. But attorney Maxwell Morris returned to the shop with devastating news. The necklace Chrystal had sold him contained a stolen gem-a rare canary diamond that belonged to one of his clients. With the confidence of a jaguar ready to strike, Max produced a list of clients seeking stolen jewels-gems that were now in Chrystal's shop! In a flash, the awful truth was crystal clear: she had purchased a business based on stolen merchandise. Chrystal's entire world was in jeopardy-her shop, her savings, her family's reputation, her dreams. And to make matters worse, she couldn't stop thinking about Max Morris, the man who'd turned her life upside down. With full lips, chiseled features, and eyes that glimmered like dark, mysterious stones, Max captivated Chrystal's thoughts. In Max's arms she found a love that was more precious than the rarest gemstones from the far corners of the earth. How could she be so responsive, so enthralled by the man determined to destroy her?
CRYSTAL COVE Lisa Kleypas As the proprietor of a successful boutique hotel, Justine Hoffman has the life she has always wanted. But there is still something missing: Love. A spell was cast on Justine when she was born, with the result that she will never find her soul mate. But she is nothing if not determined and eventually Justine finds a way to break the enchantment--never dreaming of the dangerous complications that will follow. . . When Justine meets Jason Black, she accidentally unleashes a storm of desire and danger that threatens everything she holds dear. . . because little does she know that Jason has secrets of his own. And he wants more from her than fate will ever allow. . .
Autobiographical novel about a woman's 20 years of a life of predominantly illegal activities on the streets.
Fourteen-year-old cousins Gwen and Vic have lived together ever since the mysterious deaths of Gwen's parents and the disappearance of Vic's mother. But Vic's scientist father accidentally transports them through a magical crystal door to the island of Elantya. Cobblestone streets and silver towers mark the picturesque island, a trading hub and center of knowledge that runs on advanced physics and sorcery.
"Jones demonstrates a tightrope-like eye for finagling between Pynchon-esque quasi-science-fictional feels and the books' physics, allowing almost anything to happen at any time, wrapped in a Wallace-like grip of childlike awe. The result is a novel that, paragraph to paragraph, is alive with imagination. Crystal Eaters is the rarest of kinds of objects, one that replenishes its readers' crystal counts by simply being read."-Vice"A woozy, near-psychedelic story... Jones's writing is simultaneously lyrical and blunt; whimsy is tempered with bleakness and violence. Crystal Eaters is easily his most ambitious work to date."-Impose"Jones has been bridging the magical and somewhat whimsical with stories that can resonate with anybody, and Crystal Eaters might be his most touching and best work to date."-Flavorwire"Crystal Eaters is splattered with Technicolor crystal vomit and eye goo, with bodies leaking red, yellow, and blue; the sun wants to swallow the earth; and the indestructible city encroaches on the country like kudzu. This crystal mining country is Jones's own Yoknapatawpha County, a town with its own peculiar inhabitants and notions and schemes (such as a prison break in reverse). These fantastical trappings give way to deeper questions - about death, the nature of life, of what it takes to be remembered after you die."-The Millions"Beautiful, crystalline...an admirably deep story that will wrench readers' hearts."-Time Out New York"A powerful narrative that touches on the value of every human life, with a lyrical voice and layers of imagery and epiphany."-BuzzFeed"Crystal Eaters is full of sentences that jump at you like a pop-up book, painting a world that is at some times painfully real, and at others an exercise in vivid hallucinations. Jones is pushing genres here, not unlike George Saunders or Karen Russell. Crystal Eaters grabs your face and pushes it up against a fantastic, sprawling, impressionistic painting of death and family." -The Rumpus"[Crystal Eaters is] a resonant piece of work... In Jones' world, a range of colors lives inside each person-in fact, that very rainbow gives the body its power, its life. And although death will one day drain those colors from each person, Crystal Eaters reminds us that life itself is a luminous thing." -HTML GiantRemy is a young girl who lives in a town that believes in crystal count: that you are born with one-hundred crystals inside and throughout your life, through accidents and illness, your count is depleted until you reach zero.As a city encroaches daily on the village, threatening their antiquated life, and the Earth grows warmer, Remy sets out to accomplish something no one else has: to increase her sick mother's crystal count.An allegory, fable, touching family saga, and poetic sci-fi adventure, Shane Jones underlines his reputation as an inspired and unique visionary.Shane Jones's (b. 1980) first novel, Light Boxes, was originally published by Publishing Genius Press in a print run of five hundred copies in 2009. The novel was reviewed widely, the film optioned by Spike Jonze, and the book was reprinted by Penguin. Light Boxes has been translated in eight languages and was named an NPR best book of the year. Jones is also the author of the novels Daniel Fights a Hurricane and The Failure Six.
Descended from a race of sorcerers long thought dead, Jalissa used her hidden talent to prevent interstellar conflict. Miklo's duty was to expose Jalissa's past. Mystical enchantress and cunning agent, they will pit ancient skills against space-age weaponry in a battle of wits that will end in either devastating defeat or passionate surrender.
A comprehensive, yet easy to understand guide to the use of crystals and gems for internal growth, healing and balance in your daily life. Learn how to extend your personal awareness and center by attuning to crystal energies. The magnitude and potential of crystals and gems to impact positively our personal lives and the evolving planet we live on is significant. Some of the topics explored in this book are: ¦ What are crystals physically and esoterically? ¦ Working with crystals for self-healing ¦ The ancient art of laying on stones ¦ Psychic Protection ¦ Generator Crystals ¦ Teacher Crystals
Because of what you are, the Believers will hunt you down A storm is brewing on the streets of L.A., one that has intensified since a tragic and deadly confrontation claimed an innocent life. While Gabriel Stewart trains his army of teen psychics to stop Alexander Reese-the obsessed leader of the Believers-the fanatical church becomes more bent on the annihilation of all Indigo and Crystal children. They're silencing the voices of the telepathic hive, one soul at a time, with frightening experiments cruelly executed on vulnerable minds. When the Believers torture a mysterious homeless boy, Oliver Blue, they brainwash him into betraying his own. The boy becomes a deadly pawn sent to take Gabriel down. As the fires of chaos burn around him, Gabe is running out of time. He'll need to confront his past-and the man who made him-before the hope of peace for the future is silenced forever.
Crystal Fire: The Invention of the Transistor and the Birth of the Information Age (Sloan Technology Series)by Michael Riordan Lillian Hoddeson
"With impeccable scholarship and meticulous research, this book covers an impressive sweep of history from the discovery of the electron to the first integrated circuit. ... A definitive account of the birth of the semiconductor industry." -London Daily Telegraph "In rich detail, Riordan and Hoddeson unfurl the development of the transistor and the lives of its three principal discoverers- John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley. . . . Standing on the shoulders of giants while harvesting the fruits of their own astonishing research, the triumvirate of the transistor created the device that has revolutionized life today, making possible television, computers, and other electronic devices." -Library Journal
[From the back cover:] "Isn't being friends with the right people the most important part of junior high? Eliza wants life in her new town to be different. No one knows what she was like before she came, so if she acts like the popular kids maybe she'll make herself fit in. But the first friend she makes is her neighbor Dierdre, a loner whose family has even more problems than Eliza's. Then school starts and Eliza's plan begins to work. As she gets noticed by Amanda, Casey and Lauren, she leaves Dierdre behind. Now that Eliza finally has what she wants, is she willing to give it all up when tragedy strikes and Dierdre really needs her?"
Evangeline Ames has rented a country cottage far from the London streets where she was recently attacked. Fascinated by the paranormal energy of nearby Crystal Gardens, she finds pleasure in sneaking past the wall to explore the grounds. <P><P> And when her life is threatened again, she instinctively goes to the gardens for safety. Lucas Sebastian has never been one to ignore a lady in danger, even if she is trespassing on his property. Quickly disposing of her would-be assassin, he insists they keep the matter private. <P>There are rumors enough already, about treasure buried under his garden, and occult botanical experiments performed by his uncle--who died of mysterious causes. With Evangeline's skill for detection, and Lucas's sense of the criminal mind, they soon discover that they have a common enemy. And as the energy emanating from Crystal Gardens intensifies, they realize that to survive they must unearth what has been buried for too long.
A magical, on-the-grandest-scale, action-packed, totally engaging and characterful fantasy novel from the bestselling authors David and Leigh Eddings.The Dreamers are children teetering on the brink of divinity. They have the power to change the world with their dreams.The Elder Gods have defeated the Vlagh twice - with the aid of the Dreamers and the mysterious Treasured One who seems, worryingly, to be controlling them - but the unspeakable Creature of the Wasteland is on the fast track to world domination as the time approaches for the Younger Gods to take their place.Now all the varied resources of the domains of the Gods are marshalled to bring a halt to the spread of evil. But there is pestilence and skirmishing, and suddenly the balance of power shifts.The Ruler of the Wasteland has infiltrated another domain of the Gods, the land of short summers, where bison and deer roam. There the strange and marvellous crystal gorge, which can be no natural formation of rock, is destined to become a battleground of great beauty and great terror.The enemy is closer to knowing the secrets of the Treasured One and the Dreamers are in grave danger of delivering a nightmare to the world of the Elder Gods.
NINTH IN THE "CONTINUOUSLY SURPRISING AND DEVIOUSLY WRITEN" SERIES Genetically engineered interstellar surgeon Dr. Cherijo Torin, her husband Duncan Reever, and a handpicked crew journey to the planet oKia to locate a strange black mineral that is the source of an intergalactic epidemic. When one of the crew members becomes infected, his body slowly begins to crystallize. While Cherijo races to save the crew member, mercenaries arrive in the oKia system, wanting Cherijo's genes-and her near immortality. It will take all of her abilities to elude the mercenaries and discover the black crystal's secrets before it's too late. .
Discover how the healing power of crystals can be used to enhance the wellbeing and happiness of the animals in your careTake a guided tour of thirty of the most commonly used and effective healing crystal and gemstones, showing how you can easily and inexpensively build up a collection that will last a life time and go on providing healing support to your animal friends as the years go by. Animal problems covered include: abuse and trauma, allergies, bereavement and grief, hyperactivity, constipation, inflammation, low immunity, muscle strains and pains, post-surgical recovery, stress, training problems and animal/human relationships, and much more. This book also contains special sections on training and animal rescue, showing the role that crystals can play in this context.Crystal healing is as effective and potent a healing art today as it was in the time of the ancient Egyptians. It is even more effective with animals than for humans, and any pet owner or animal caregiver can easily learn to master the basic techniques of choosing and cleansing crystals, dowsing and crystal massage, making crystal essences, and the use of crystal layouts in healing. Crystal Healing for Animals explains these methods in plain and simple language and will be useful for beginners and experienced crystal users alike.
When Friday the 13th premiered in 1980, the film introduced moviegoers to a new kind of cinematic terror - shocking, visceral, graphic and relentless. Spawning ten popular sequels to date, the series has become the most successful horror franchise of all time, and the character of `Jason' an icon known around the world as the first name in evil. Now, uncensored and in their own words, over 200 alumni of the series recall a quarter-century's worth of behind-the-scenes stories - the struggles, feuds, foibles, controversies and calamities. Fully illustrated with nearly 600 never-before-seen photos, rare archival documents and production materials, this huge hardback volume is the ultimate oral and visual memoir of the series - a must-have for fans and cinema historians alike.
A Son's Addiction. A Mother's Heartbreak. A Family's Crisis. As the wife of a prominent city attorney and the mother of two teenage children on the brink of adulthood, Glennis Harmon lives the kind of successful, high-profile life that many people envy. But when nineteen-year-old Jacob is drawn into substance abuse, Glennis' "perfect" world shatters like a crystal vase rocked from its once-steady shelf. Glennis struggles to understand the response of her family as they seek to support Jacob's recovery. Her husband appears more concerned with protecting his image than with finding help for their troubled son, but Glennis becomes determined to save Jacob no matter what the cost. Stepping into a rescuer role, she unintentionally puts her relationship with her older daughter, Sarah, and her already strained marriage on the line-and a revelation about her husband will push her to the brink of what she can bear. How far should a mother go to save her child?A compelling, compassionate, and ultimately hopeful novel about the impact of substance abuse and addiction, Crystal Lies is an intimate portrayal of one mother's attempt to simultaneously love, trust, and let go.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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