A dynamic, enthralling tale of love, jealousy, rage, vampirism, and the Supernatural!
When a self-loathing Gay man—Jack, meets elegant yet incredibly mysterious Laurent Richelieu, he thinks his stroke of bad luck with men and women has come to an end. Or is it the beginning of a nightmare?
Jack is unaware of the dark history that unfolded centuries earlier, with Laurent’s lover and vampire maker Fabien Levesque—who was destroyed in front of him in a jealous fit of rage by his vampire maker Stefan, exacting revenge for Fabien’s rejection of him. As Jack and Laurent begin their courtship—Jack encounters horrifying experiences involving paranormal experiences, vampirism, and possible reincarnation, making him question his sanity. The more time Jack spends with his mysterious European love interest, the more revealed about the dark secret awaiting Jack. Are they destined to be together? —does Laurent honestly care for Jack? Or is there a much more sinister plot involved? Can the help of a self-described, Voodoo High Priestess named “Queen Raphaella” alter Jack’s predestined future or is his fate already sealed?
Melanie Brace is a talented young artist who had an interesting but fairly ordinary life, until she meets a handsome enigmatic stranger in a jazz club. Impressed by his great musical talent, charm and wit, she wants to date him. That same night they meet, he informs her that she has an inoperable cancer and is living on a borrowed time. When a medical test confirms his statement about her condition, Melanie demands answers. And the answer she gets is not what she had hoped to hear. The mysterious stranger is a vampire, a member of an ancient race of immortals living among humans since the prehistoric times. When a tragic event places Melanie one step closer to death, she awakens in a private hospital in full control of her body but with cold skin and without the heartbeat. Becoming a vampire was the easy part. The hard part will be to survive as one. What will you do when you will remain twenty-nine-years-old forever?
A biography of the life and death of Ernest Miller Hemingway. He was a writer, soldier, spy, big game Hunter, foreign correspondent, deep sea fisherman, boxer, bare knuckle brawler, and a hard drinker. He wrote twenty-two books, had four wives, experienced four wars, and won one Noble prize. Ernest Hemingway changed American literature; in his writing, everything is reduced to its purest form. The style of his writing did not emerge from a college education, but was developed from self- education, hard work and life experience.
The cause of Hemingway’s suicide was not from hereditary traits but was due to brain damage resulting from his adventurous lifestyle, Chronic traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a medical condition not discovered until fifty-three years after his death. This biography differs from others; the author met Hemingway, followed his adventures, and became familiar with chronic traumatic Encephalopathy through the deaths of fellow pro-football players from brain injuries. Hemingway received brain damage from numerous concussions resulting from incidents of war, auto accidents, boxing, airplane crashes and electroshock treatments.
More than any other Hemingway biography this work details his life as a spy in China, exploits during the Spanish Civil War, leading partisans in world war II, his court marshal and the many concussions that triggered his suicide.
1903. The South Atlantic. HMS Roanoke steams deeper into the southern hemisphere’s winter, bound for the sparsely populated Cranmer Island. A chance encounter at sea has fateful consequences for her demoralized crew and presents a growing mystery they must resolve while they struggle to reconcile with their pasts.
Drugs and poisons from a variety of sources have been used illegally for centuries and most conjure up an unfortunate, enduring fascination. People appear to be both attracted by them and at the same time repelled by them.
Sitting Bull, (c. 1831-1890) a famous Native American Indian Sioux chief once said “Do not let the poisons of the world pull you from your path.” Curiously, the opposite was true for me. My path has led me to many poisons (and drug) cases and the need to help various authorities to prosecute the villains who chose to use them in their nefarious and evil deeds.
As a forensic toxicologist, I’ve been called to give expert witness evidence in a number of very high profile cases involving drug overdoses and poisons (including pesticides), in which those substances have been used in suicides and murder. I’ve also given evidence in coronial matters that have become so emotional that the court has had to be adjourned for members of the family to compose themselves. As for many other cases, a number stand out due to the unusual circumstances, one involving a drug-affected young man who was killed on Sydney Harbour Bridge, (‘A Case of MDMA Madness’) another where a body was disposed of into a wheelie bin (‘The Body in the Wheelie Bin Murder’), an evil pair who spiked the drinks of their dates to carry out their crimes (‘Drink Spiking: A Two Man Crime Wave’) and the sad case of Dianne Brimble who went on a well- deserved cruise, only to wind up dead from a drug over-d
Hugo D’Guana, a detective who suffers from epilepsy is thrown into a world of crime and slowly uncovers a secret plot to cause a war between Britain and the United States, run by a cult caused Maze Enterprises. The deeper he goes into this terrorist conspiracy the closer he gets to a mentalist and shapeshifter called Enigma. He soon realises that there are people with supernatural powers hiding in the world he knows. The further he goes into uncovering this terrorist plot, the more he realises that his epilepsy is a gift which allows him to see visions linked to the terrorists..
What makes us human? Why are we the only animals who wear clothes, drive cars, trawl the internet, and fly helicopters on Mars? It’s all because we’ve learnt to talk: yet remarkably, we still don’t know how we did it. SPEECH! suggests an answer that’s been hiding in plain sight – the simple yet radical shift that turned our analog grunts and shrieks into words. But its consequences are far from simple: being able to share ideas through language was an evolutionary tipping point – it allowed us to link up our minds. SPEECH! traces our roller-coaster ride with language from hunter-gatherer to urban hipster: the epic tale of the struggle for knowledge against the false gods of culture, religion and identity – as we teeter toward a destination we may still resist, but ultimately cannot escape.
Counteract the Fat: Discover how Fiber and Antioxidants can Counteract the Physiological Effects of Junk Foods – a diet, nutrition and health book
Many of us love junk foods. What we don’t love are the medical conditions and weight gain that they are associated with. Research findings indicate that fiber and antioxidants can counteract the physiological effects of junk foods. This does not mean that we can eat as much fat as we want to. What it does mean is GREATER FREEDOM IN MAKING FOOD CHOICES! Counteract the Fat is a compilation of these research findings, providing cutting edge information on how fiber and antioxidants can help prevent medical conditions and weight gain associated with high-fat and other unhealthy great-tasting foods. The discussed Counteract the Fat concepts include:
☤ High-fat foods produce cholesterol-related acids that can clog arteries and raise cholesterol levels – opening the door to heart disease. Fiber counteracts that effect by nabbing cholesterol-related acids and removing them from our bodies, thus promoting healthy cholesterol levels and reducing our risk of heart disease.
☤ The excess calories in high-fat foods are absorbed by our bodies and stored as fat, which causes us to gain weight – opening the door to obesity. Fiber counteracts that effect by nabbing calories before they can be absorbed and stored as fat, thus making it harder for us to gain weight and reducing our risk of obesity.
☤ High-fat foods increase our exposure to “free radicals,” which attack and damage healthy human cells – opening the door to cancer, heart disease and many other conditions. Antioxidants counteract that effect by neutralizing free radicals, thus preventing and reversing cellular damage and reducing our risk of cancer, heart disease and many other conditions.
☤ The excess calories in high-fat foods can cause us to gain weight – opening the door to obesity. Antioxidants counteract that effect by giving our bodies the energy needed to burn fat more efficiently, thus making it harder for us to gain weight and reducing our risk of obesity.
Life in Sycamore is numbingly predictable until a tornado hits and the town falls suddenly dark during a heatwave. Damien, a young, struggling writer, starts to flounder while his love for Violet, along with his war with addiction, begins to rage in the abrupt darkness. When Violet takes off on the run, Damien is left in another menacing spiral, this time of his own mess. Finding comfort in the rain, and in the company of Alina, he attempts to piece himself back together. As the sweltering summer rolls on, Damien’s world unravels further when he’s urged to question reality on his path to getting clean. Impossible Knots explains the fragility of the mind when moments in life go haywire.
After surviving the final battle with Nightshade from inside the dark reality known as the Dead Zone, Kyle and the other Dream Wielders face a new threat merging within the darkness of their existence. With the aftereffect of Queen Dyeara’s Project Dream Cloud, reality as we know it will cease to an end, causing a new recreation from the depths of the Astral Plane. To save the current physical existence of our world from its destruction, Kyle has staged a plan to send the Dream Wielder Kiaome Starrlyn to the Astral Plane to save the current reality on Earth. Kiaome must embark on a journey alone to the Astral Plane to find the reincarnation soul of Auercka to restore our universe from Project Dream Cloud.
In the small community of Long Valley, nestled comfortably beneath snow-capped mountains, people quietly go about their business. Everybody knows everybody and there are no worries to give mind to.
But something has awakened.
A tragic accident near the valley’s army base sparks a number of terrifying events placing the local civilians in mortal danger.
A contagion is subsequently released into Long Valley, infecting pets, livestock, wildlife and people.
It’s up to the local law enforcement and a small band of citizens to try and keep the town safe.
In the end, it becomes a struggle for survival as the people of Long Valley are overcome by the urge to feed.
The book is a story of a girl struggling with mental health issues along with addiction and abuse. It is told by a body of paintings with a few journal entries to guide the story along. It was created by someone who has issues with mental health (schizoaffective disorder) the story is fiction but has a lot of truth in it
In his bestselling books, The Plant Paradox and The Longevity Paradox, Dr. Steven R. Gundry offered game-changing perspectives on our wellbeing. In The Energy Paradox, Dr. Gundry expands upon his previous discussions of gut, microbiome, and mitochondrial health, linking immune malfunction to the mental and physical symptoms of fatigue—including exhaustion, brain fog, depression, anxiety, and low metabolism.
As Dr. Gundry explains, feeling tired, moody, and zapped of energy is not normal, no matter your workload or age. Fatigue is an SOS flare from the body, one that is intended to alert us that something is wrong. In his clinical work, Dr. Gundry has found that his patients who complain of feeling sick and tired all the time almost always have something in common: the inflammation markers of a leaky gut.
In The Energy Paradox, Dr. Gundry will offer readers the information and tools necessary to quiet the autoimmune battle raging within—a battle that depletes precious energy reserves, leaving you drained and prone to mood disorders and weight gain. With new guidelines on how to increase mitochondrial energy production and nourish the microbiome; 30 new Plant Paradox-approved recipes; and lists of energy-boosting foods to consume and energy-depleting foods to avoid, The Energy Paradox will help readers take back their lives, giving them the energy they need to feel, look, and be their best.
Beginning with President Trump’s first impeachment and ending with his second, FRANKLY, WE DID WIN THIS ELECTION chronicles the inside-the-room deliberations between Trump and his campaign team as they opened 2020 with a sleek political operation built to harness a surge of momentum from a bullish economy, a unified Republican Party, and a string of domestic and foreign policy successes—only to watch everything unravel when fortunes suddenly turned.
With first-rate sourcing cultivated from five years of covering Trump in the White House and both of his campaigns, Bender brings readers inside the Oval Office, aboard Air Force One, and into the front row of the movement’s signature mega-rallies for the story of an epic election-year convergence of COVID, economic collapse, and civil rights upheaval—and an unorthodox president’s attempt to battle it all.
Fresh interviews with Trump, key campaign advisers, and senior administration officials are paired with an exclusive collection of internal campaign memos, emails, and text messages for scores of never-before-reported details about the campaign.
FRANKLY, WE DID WIN THIS ELECTION is the inside story of how Trump lost, and the definitive account of his final year in office that draws a straight line from the president’s repeated insistence that he would never lose to the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol that imperiled one of his most loyal lieutenants—his own vice president.
Somewhere near the heart of existence, shimmers the ethereal beauty of the mystery of Time. Though seemingly familiar to us all, time harbours secrets that penetrate the very deepest levels of reality, and though we feel certain in our conviction that we’re swept forth upon the crest of its never-ending flow, with Einstein’s discovery of relativity came what is perhaps the most stunning realisation in the entire history of scientific thought – the wondrously breathtaking revelation that in reality, there’s actually no such thing as the passage of time…
How can this extraordinary truth be reconciled with the reality we so surely suppose to experience? What does it mean for the very human concerns of life and death, free will, identity, and self? What should it mean for our philosophy? And how should it inform our world view?
The search for answers leads through the fantastical realm of quantum physics, and the strange parallel worlds it describes, as we discover that the answers which such questions provoke, are perhaps even more profound than the questions themselves.
Buried deep within the riddle of time, lies the staggering beauty of the world. As we peel back the layers to try and sneak a glimpse into eternity, we find a light shining not only upon the nature of reality, but on the nature of ourselves…
We all witnessed some of the most shocking and confounding political events of our lifetime:
the careening last stage of Donald J. Trump’s reelection campaign, the president’s audacious
election challenge, the harrowing mayhem of January 6, the buffoonery of the second impeachment trial. But what was really going on in the inner sanctum of the White House during these calamitous events? What did the president and his dwindling cadre of loyalists actually believe? And what were they planning?
Michael Wolff pulled back the curtain on the Trump presidency with his #1 bestselling blockbuster Fire and Fury. Now, in Landslide, he closes the door on the presidency with a final, astonishingly candid account.
Wolff embedded himself in the White House in 2017 and gave us a vivid picture of the chaos that had descended on Washington. Almost four years later, Wolff finds the Oval Office even more chaotic and bizarre, a kind of Star Wars bar scene. At all times of the day, Trump, behind the Resolute desk, is surrounded by schemers and unqualified sycophants who spoon-feed him the “alternative facts” he hungers to hear—about COVID-19, Black Lives Matter protests, and, most of all, his chance of winning reelection. Once again, Wolff has gotten top-level access and takes us front row as Trump’s circle of plotters whittles down to the most enabling and the president reaches beyond the bounds of democracy as he entertains the idea of martial law and balks at calling off the insurrectionist m
The story narrates a critical year in the life of a 40-year-old man living in a remote farmer’s town on the border of Wales. Having lived in numerous countries and cities due to his father’s profession, he found solace only in one town which he called home.
This heart-wrenching tale encompasses his passionate struggle during the Global Pandemic as he fought for his life with a mysterious flu like illness which caused a collapsed lung, pneumonia and a fractured rib. The real deal was a brain haemorrhage caused by aneurysms which came circumstantially.
Nevertheless, the resilience that he had instilled in his soul brought him back to life. During this excruciating journey, he was pleased by the impactful role that the paramedics, doctors, and nurses had on him that motivated him to keep fighting for his life. Furthermore, the role of Walton Centre Hospital of Liverpool is worth praising during the havoc and upheaval caused by the freak events. The story is far from a pity party as the dark humour from the author’s cynical outlook on life is sure to keep you entertained throughout.
The true story of what took place in Donald Trump’s White House during a disastrous 2020 has never before been told in full. What was really going on around the president, as the government failed to contain the coronavirus and over half a million Americans perished? Who was influencing Trump after he refused to concede an election he had clearly lost and spread lies about election fraud? To answer these questions, Phil Rucker and Carol Leonnig reveal a dysfunctional and bumbling presidency’s inner workings in unprecedented, stunning detail.
Focused on Trump and the key players around him—the doctors, generals, senior advisers, and Trump family members— Rucker and Leonnig provide a forensic account of the most devastating year in a presidency like no other. Their sources were in the room as time and time again Trump put his personal gain ahead of the good of the country. These witnesses to history tell the story of him longing to deploy the military to the streets of American cities to crush the protest movement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, all to bolster his image of strength ahead of the election. These sources saw firsthand his refusal to take the threat of the coronavirus seriously—even to the point of allowing himself and those around him to be infected. This is a story of a nation sabotaged—economically, medically, and politically—by its own leader, culminating with a groundbreaking, minute-by-minute account of exactly what went on in the Capitol build
It had been fifty years since the assassination of president Kennedy when a secret journal was made available to this author indicating there might possibly be answers to what really happened that tragic day in November 1963.
The journal’s notes revealed that the president had secretly recruited a group of young men to help him keep an eye on certain activities in the intelligence community, most notably the CIA. When the president’s death created more questions than answers, the group of men stayed together to find out who really killed the president and why.
I was asked to write the book and began combining the journal’s information with my own description of the characters, places, and relationships. Though I’m sure most publishers would classify this book as fiction, I think of it as being analogous to a reporter’s anonymous sources. This is the story about various individuals who, for one reason or another, came together for only one reason: To kill the president of the United States. Some of the names were changed for obvious reasons, and I am the first to urge the reader to to make up their own mind as to whether it happened this way or not.
The Power of Strategic Influence is an Amazon #1 Best Seller that will teach you how you can build your personal influence in business and make a positive impact on the world. The key? Focus not on what you get, but what you give. In 10 easy-to-follow steps called Success Factors of Highly Influential Leaders, it shows you how to access, utilize, develop, expand, and ultimately constructively use your influence to help make the world a better place.
The other running and complementary theme is related to relationship building for the purpose of developing highly effective and strategic business networks or spheres of influence.
This book taps into the growing awareness among business leaders that while personal influence is necessary for success, once influence is developed, it must be used in a way that’s socially responsible. It is the powerful antidote to the obsolete belief that “greed is good.” Success and power are good–but only if you give back.
As a special bonus, the book includes featured interviews with twelve nationally known CEOs.
Every once in a while a book challenges us on what we think we know or have been taught. On the subject of tithing, many people have opinions, thoughts and interpretations about what tithing means in the Bible, but rarely have people done a complete empirical study on this biblical practice from eons past and its requirement in the New Testament Church. Some believe that the most effective way to teach tithing is to interpret it as paying a tenth of income to the church in perpetuity. Certainly no other biblical doctrine has caused such consternation as when monetary tithing is challenged. Therefore, this book deals, not with theories and opinions about monetary tithing but with well-proven theology, scriptural principles, hermeneutical facts and the Hebrew language to define what tithing really is and is not. Journey through the pages of the Bible to find the untwisted truth about the centuries-old teachings on tithes and offerings.
Eleanor and Cam meet at a crafts fair in Vermont in the early 1970s. She’s an artist and writer, he makes wooden bowls. Within four years they are parents to three children, two daughters and a red-headed son who fills his pockets with rocks, plays the violin and talks to God. To Eleanor, their New Hampshire farm provides everything she always wanted—summer nights watching Cam’s softball games, snow days by the fire and the annual tradition of making paper boats and cork people to launch in the brook every spring. If Eleanor and Cam don’t make love as often as they used to, they have something that matters more. Their family.
Then comes a terrible accident, caused by Cam’s negligence. Unable to forgive him, Eleanor is consumed by bitterness, losing herself in her life as a mother, while Cam finds solace with a new young partner.
Over the decades that follow, the five members of this fractured family make surprising discoveries and decisions that occasionally bring them together, and often tear them apart. Tracing the course of their lives—through the gender transition of one child and another’s choice to completely break with her mother—Joyce Maynard captures a family forced to confront essential, painful truths of its past, and find redemption in its darkest hours.
A story of holding on and learning to let go, Count the Ways is an achingly beautiful, poignant, and deeply compassionate novel of home, parenthood, love, and forgiveness.