Can you guess who murders who in this intense psychological thriller that includes romance, sex, and infidelity? In the small peaceful town of Riverpark, N.J., can Police Chief Art Bleier and Sergeant Sid Serble solve the first murder ever committed in their jurisdiction with no forensics evidence found. There’s many interesting characters in the book and each one has their own story. You will laugh and you will cry as you get to know each one personally. The close friendships between the main characters starts in high school where (3) couples find love and romance, but eventually part after graduation to embark on their own journeys into adulthood. Two leave Riverpark, only to eventually return and find new love with a different member of their once very close group. Who in the group feels compelled to murder one of their own? It’s a mystery that is not revealed until later in the book. The suspense builds as the gruesome murder is committed and shocks the community and the entire nation as well. The explosive conclusion of the story will leave the readers surprised, saddened, and emotionally spent.
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It is a common notion that Africa has, and indeed ought to have, learned much from the west. This is not wrong; all cultures rightly learn from each other. But less is said of what there is to learn from Africa: from her stories, myths, music, proverbs, insights – and more. Here an acclaimed African scholar steps into the gap by uncovering for us something of the great legacy of African thought and practice in ways that will astonish many. Written with verve and authority and directed above all to students and sixth formers, this book will also delight and often surprise those who know something of Africa as well as those hitherto ignorant. Ruth Finnegan OBE FBA is Emeritus Professor The Open University, Foreign Associate of the Finnish Literature Bureau, and International Fellow of the American Folklore Society. An anthropologist and multi-award author, she has published extensively, chiefly on Africa, musical practice, and English urban life. Recent books include How is Language?, Fiji’s Music: Where Did It Come From?, her edited Entrancement: The Consciousness of Dreaming, Music and The World, and two prize-winning Africa-influenced novels Black Inked Pearl and Voyage of Pearl of the Seas.
“Readers of inspirational fiction will love this moving story that affirms the power of God’s mercy.”
A story about the struggle, passion, and adventure of faith, about the Truth that transforms lives…
The Alaska Territory, 1925: Thirteen-year-old Luke couldn’t be prouder of his father, whose heroic efforts have just saved thousands of lives. but his world turns upside down when dad abandons his family for a beautiful reporter from New York. Luke’s mother, Yura, vows to win back her husband and kill the woman who stole his heart, and she and Luke embark on an epic cross-country quest that will lead them to the Nevada desert, and to truths–and terrors–of which they’d never dreamed.
Reno, Nevada, 1930: Boxer David Gold, a Bible-school dropout who fights as the Pummelin’ Preacher, is nearing the end of his career and feeling hopelessly far from God. Then one day, a former call girl who hails from a railway stop called Las Vegas shows up at his door. She’s part of a rag-tag congregation whose pastor has been murdered; the killer is still at large, they haven’t a cent to pay David, but they need a fighting man to shepherd the tiny Church of the Heart Set Free. Her proposal seems sheer madness–after all, he’s not really a preacher, how can he possibly do these people any good? But the Spirit is at work; it’s already brought a mother and son from Alaska into his life, and now it’s telling him to say yes…
Las Vegas, 2011: Science Cable T.V. big-wig Tim Faber is an arrogant narcissist determined to prove that mankind has no need of God, while his producer, Joan Reed, is trying to regain the faith of her youth. They’ve come to Vegas to meet with 99-year-old Luke and David Gold’s grandson, Daniel, two men who hold the key to a mystery they must solve—and answers that will forever change their lives.
“I was mesmerized by the characters and how everything unfolded and linked together…”
–Just One More Paragraph (Musings of a Christian Wife)
“Bold and forthright writing that would set any heart on fire.”
–Christian blogger Miranda A. Uyeh
The amazing story of DragonMan was born at the dawn of the 21st Century, when the world, about to change forever, watched in disbelief as four passenger airliners crashed, not only into buildings and a field in Shanksville Pennsylvania, but into the American certainty that the horrors of the outside world could not touch them at home. It was into this world that a new kind of superhero emerged, one for whom the lines between good and evil are blurred.
Is he friend? Or is he foe? No one knows for sure. What they do know, however, is that as a friend there is no one better.
“The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” ~Oscar Wilde
SINNER PROMISES A GRITTY, CAMPY RIDE THROUGH THE HEART OF OBSESSIVE/COMPULSIVE DARKNESS.
Alice’s life is spiraling out of control. After an accident leads to a tainted blood transfusion, Alice descends into the supernatural world of vampires, addicted to blood, destined to sin. Only, that’s her second largest problem. The first might kill her for real.
With no sire or formal keeper, Alice is among the feral vampires, marked by white eyes and the ability to live without drinking blood, unless the cravings prevail. Caught between two rivals, Alice doesn’t know what she wants to be, a sinner or a saint. Wolf, an enigmatic firecracker, has the power to make Alice embrace her troubles as strengths, no matter if she is wicked or kind. But Gesick cools Alice’s anxiety, accepting the paranormal activity surrounding her presence.
Will Alice choose Wolf, a woman with little standing in her way, or Gesick, a man who knows a little something about temptation?
~New Adult/Mature YA 16+ due to gore, language, and adult situations.
After her rescue from the Hunters and vampire, Maeleigh must navigate between the lies her father has told her with Gearden and the pack’s help. Not only that, but she has learn how to be not just druid, but lycan as well.
In this sometimes funny, but moving and compelling story, Randy Kolibaba will share intimate details about his life, both as a child growing up facing adversity including, many incidents he was involved in during his career as a police officer with Canada’s national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). His story includes having to take a man’s life in the line of duty. Randy will also discuss the personal impact it had on him witnessing first hand the horrific acts of genocide in war torn Kosovo, Yugoslavia.This interactive journey of self-exploration is about learning to understand what creates the physical and emotional obstacles that we foster in our lives—the ones that ultimately stifle our happiness. It’s about overcoming adversity and still being able to enjoy a successful and happy life. Imagine for a moment if you found out that you could dramatically change your life and be able to manifest happiness, health, and abundance. What if you could change your life by merely changing how you think? Would you do it? If you would, when would you do it?This self-help memoir will demonstrate in a very simple step by step method that life is truly a gift not to be wasted. It will encourage readers to realize that there are no “do-overs” or “rewind” buttons and that everything we experience in our lives is, in fact, what we’ve chosen to experience. Life is truly all about the choices we make.One of the biggest misconceptions we face in life is believing that we have time to wait for and, create that elusive “Someday”…. We don’t!
Author Ben Z. Rose brings to life the legendary hero of the New England Militia during America’s War of Independence. Born in Colonial New Hampshire to Scotch Irish immigrants, John Stark survived Indian captivity, and later fought alongside the British in the French and Indian War as part of Rogers Rangers, the legendary militia company which pioneered the tactics of today’s U.S. Army Special Forces. Stark’s first-hand exposure to second class citizenship in the British army fueled his desire to enlist in the Continental army and prevent a humiliating defeat at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Later, his surprise attack against British hired mercenaries at the Battle of Bennington turned the tide in favor of the young American army.
Ben Z. Rose focuses on a handful of people in John Stark’s life in an effort to gain insight into his motivation and character. These include his wife, Elizabeth “Molly” Stark, who hailed from a prominent Puritan family; his oldest son, Caleb, who enlisted in the Continental Army at the age of 15; Robert Rogers, founder of the colonial ranger force that bears his name; Seth Warner, captain of the Green Mountain Boys who fought for Vermont’s independence; fellow New Hampshire General John Sullivan, and General Horatio Gates, who rivaled George Washington for leadership of the Continental Army.
John Stark inspired the phrase “Live Free or Die—Death is not the greatest of evils” in a letter to the citizens of Vermont. Stark’s sentiment at the time was clearly intended to warn against another British invasion, which occurred a short time later when the British burned down the US Congress during the War of 1812. As we live in an age when the pendulum swings between concerns over government intrusion into our lives and the necessity to confront our overseas enemies, Stark speaks to us today with the same relevance as he did more than two-hundred years ago.