Discover Your Super Power! We all want to change something about ourselves: lose weight, quit smoking, improve our finances, and so on. But change is hard, even painful, and it’s our nature to avoid pain. In this inspiring how-to guide, Terry Hawkins provides exactly what we need: a straightforward way to break free of old habits that hold us back and adopt new ones that move us forward. It’s a process Hawkins herself used to rise above poverty, abuse, and serious health problems. Two fictional characters—Pitman and Flipman—demonstrate two possible ways of being. As Pitman, we’re trapped in the Pit of Misery, chained to our past, a helpless victim of circumstance. As the superhero ...
For college student Emily Sheppard, the thought of spending a summer alone in New York is much more preferable than spending it in France with her parents. Just completing her freshman year at Callister University, Emily faces a quiet summer in the city slums, supporting herself by working at the campus library. During one of her jogs through the nearby cemetery while visiting her brother Bills grave, Emily witnesses a brutal killingand then she blacks out. When Emily regains consciousness, she realizes shes been kidnapped by a young crime boss and his gang. She is hurled into a secret underworld, wondering why she is still alive and for how long. Held captive in rural Vermont, she tries to make sense of her situation and what it means. While uncovering secrets about her brother and his untimely death, Emily falls in love with her very rich and very dangerous captor, twenty-six-year-old Cameron. She understands its a forbidden love and one that wont allow her to return to her previous life. But love may not be enough to save Emily when no one even knows she is missing.
The definitions and origins of a culture inescapably mold the future of a people. The seeds sown by generations long buried grow to bear unexpected fruit in the present. What if a people, with no language and no history, joined a world already in progress?On the island of Mirabalpur, sheltered by Qaiyore's vast inland sea, the magi of Mir struggle to find a future and escape the ghosts of their past. Once a mighty empire now fallen into civil disarray, Mir finds itself confronted with grim reminders of the atrocities of its imperial history.Beneath the floating city of Annaeyana, Sinari nomads amass in the northern deserts. Believing the city to be the prison home of their god Sin-Alb, they prepare for jyhad.In the fertile lands to the south, rival kingdoms struggle for dominance and survival. Located on the Qaiyore's great rivers rich with trade and agriculture, would-be empire builders are caught in a brutal maelstrom not of their own making.Throughout Qaiyore drift the Eerith, spirit beings and living history lessons. Once a race of slaves, these normally passive ancients have begun to act—and neither race will ever be the same again.
Ash Hatcher knew he had made it to the top when he was hired to be a publicist for a multi-million dollar boxing promotion. What he didn't expect was to fall in love with their star fighter. Homosexuality is a forbidden topic in the sport of prizefighting. Fearful of losing his job, Ash tries to hide the relationship from his new employers. While carefully walking the line between paranoia and success, he stumbles upon a series of unusual characters who suggest that his new found prodigy fighter is merely a prop dangled aloft for the hope of generating one main event bout on national television. Once they have captured the spotlight, all of his secrets will come pouring out of the closet. Virgin Gloves has appeared in Boxing Digest, The Orlando Weekly, The Enterprise and on the cover of The Carver Reporter. It has been called, "Amazing!" by The New Haven Advocate. Ring Magazine stated that "Hutchinson has a sly sense of humor and a real affinity for the sport of boxing." Novelist Bill Ectric called it "Ingenious!" Boxing writer Donald McRae said, "It's about time that someone had the courage to talk about the gay underbelly of the sport."
"A New Dawn Rising is a compelling read with characters that linger in your mind weeks and months after you read the final page."-Fort McMurray Today "The book will take the reader through a range of emotions, serving as a cumulative and breathtaking mirror to the world of the South. The characters are intriguing and develop in pace with the plot."-Saskatchewan Library Forum A New Dawn Rising is set in the fictional town of Laurel Creek, Georgia, just north of burgeoning Savannah in 1809. John Connolley, nearing thirty years old, yearns to own some land of his own but, though white, he was born into slavery. Raised like a son by his owner, Jacob Barlow, he soon learned he was property when Barlow thought he had tried to run. John was only fourteen years old. Now, fifteen years later, John faces the impossible task of raising enough money to live freely. Struggling with the humiliation of being rented out to rich ladies for their amusement, he loses the woman he loves. John hopes to be freed of the stigma of slavery and indeed hold the truths of the Declaration of Independence to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.
For Titania D. Grace, dreams are part nightmare, part mystery, and part pure inspiration. In the hypnagogic state, the ephemeral boundary between sleep and the waking world, her dreams flourished. She brings them to life in Hypnagogic Tales, a trio of murder mysteries enhanced by the supernatural and science fiction. In “Second Chance,” a coma patient becomes the object of fascination for FBI Agents. As they begin to unravel her mysterious past, she fears what epiphany awaits. Within “Be Wary of Wishes” Erica is thrilled when Nolan, her handsome neighbor asks her out on a mini adventure in Central Park. But when her life starts to spin into a dizzying avalanche of good luck followed by Nolan’s bizarre comments and behavior, Erica begins to worry about what’s next. Tormented by gruesome dream images, a woman fights for her sanity in her waking hours. When Amanda, a scared and abused child appears at her door one night, begging for help, she takes her in. As secret upon secret conspires to unravel her life, she becomes uncertain of who can be trusted. As her life begins to close in around her, she learns that there is “No Room for Secrets.”
Ella is a young fairy. For most of her existence, shes had little to worry about. She was just a normal, beautiful fairylike all of her friendsuntil one day, blue streaks showed up in her wings. Suddenly, she was shunned by friends and fellow fairies. The elders know of a legend that speaks of a blue-winged fairy. In the well-known prophecy, there is significance to this added color, but Ella always thought the prophecy was mere legend, not truth. She could not have been more wrong, as she comes to realize the prophecy is about her. With this news, Ella must leave her village and go on a quest to seek the meaning behind her newly discovered gift. Ellas only companion is Brogan, a warrior wolf, sent to keep her safe as she searches the wide world for her destiny. There are those who would hurt Ella and Brogan, yet there are also those who await their arrival with joy. The legend of the blue wings is finally coming true. Ella must accept her destiny and learn to be a Blue Wing Princess. Will she live to fulfill the prophecy, or will she fall into fearful darkness, just like all the other blue-winged fairies that came before?
When Louisa Daniel and her daughter, Emily Kristich, set off for West Texas to execute the will of Louisa's Aunt Atie, they think they're going to one funeral. Three funerals later, Louisa and Emily have opened more closets and discovered more skeletons rattling around in them than they bargained for. Louisa takes Emily along, so her daughter can get to know relatives she has met only a couple times. Emily discovers the family of a college roommate not far from her relatives. Texas is a big state, but the journey of Louisa and Emily proves it's a small world. Mother and daughter thought they were going to the middle of nowhere, but, as their story progresses, they find the middle of nowhere is somewhere in the middle of all the action.
Princess Blair was born in a cold and unhappy kingdom. She accomplished the mission of bringing happiness to this kingdom by her efforts. Meanwhile, a horrible witch cursed the princess, and she became a nun. The brave princess stayed in a temple until the fairy queen rescued her.