‘Your father is a pit bull who has to tell himself he is a romantic because otherwise he would lie awake at night screaming at his own evil. He is the devil with a brandy balloon. All my life I try and explain this to you. Please do not try and make me cry for him. I would rather weep for a scorpion being crushed under the wheels of a truck.'
All her life Noelle Crocé has tried to keep her son away from his father and his 'business'.
But now he is dying and Lucien has serious money problems in France. He comes back to Bangkok and is dragged into his deadly world. Baptiste is helped in his seduction by Ruby Wen, who has serious problems of her own. She owes money to almost every gangster in Hong Kong. They are all looking for her triad boyfriend, Eddie Lau. She is the only one who knows where he is which is perhaps why someone arranges for her to spend some time in Bangkok's notorious Maha Chai prison.
John Keelan tries to turn her for the DEA and help break an international drug cartel. Sure he wants the conviction; but who he is really after is the man who ordered the killing of his wife and baby daughter three years before ...
Described by one critic as James Clavell meets The Godfather, Godless is the last book in the OPIUM series, and traces one man's descent into hell, from the dark underbelly of Bangkok to its final breathless conclusion in a typhoon-battered Hong Kong.
Can a charmer talk his way out of his destiny?
Josh learned months ago that the bad blood in his demon hunting partner brings out a part of he can’t control—including his desire for her. With a prophecy out on him, he’s more than a little worried some of those bad things should stay burried. But is Mackenzie really the start of something bad—or could she be everyone’s salvation.
Can a couple of humans move heaven and hell?
Mackenzie’s bosses at The Endowment—the place responsible for keeping the peace between heaven and hell—want her to bring in the baby demon and not for anything good. With the Endowment after her and demons to stop, Mackenzie knows she’s on her own.
But she’s going to have to learn to trust Josh—and to use what’s sparking between them. Because it's going to take the kind of love that bonds souls forever to keep the world from ending.
World domination is the next...
Much like Men Who Stares at Goats, Psychic Warrior is a fictional tale taken straight from the pages of the once classified Trojan Warrior Program in Special Forces and written by someone who was in the unit and went through the training. Bob Mayer, former Green Beret understands first hand how the results of taking warfare into the virtual plane through avatars and then reinserting covert operatives into the real world can be devastating.
Bright Gate. HAARP. Remote Viewers. U.S. military operations so top secret that not even the president knew they existed. Now they have produced an elite group of commandos able to leave their bodies — and their souls — to fight anywhere, anytime, using the persuasive power of the human mind.
Sergeant Major Jimmy Dalton is one of them. An ex-Green Beret, a man with no family, no ties, and nothing to lose, Dalton knows the most dangerous weapon in any arsenal is the mind.
Among the first Psychic Warriors to be battle tested on the virtual plane, Dalton has seen up close the damage and destruction the new weapons can cause. The memory will haunt him the rest of his days.
However, Dalton has a new set of enemies. Enemies that have existed for millennia. First, the Mithrans hiding in the peaks of the Himalayas and the other, the Priory, manipulating mankind in the shadows of the power elite. The technology that allows Dalton to be a Psychic Warrior gives these two groups the opportunity to battle each to the death. If they happen to wipe out mankind in the process, so be it.
The race is on to seize power and it falls to Dalton and his team to stop both the Priory and the Mithrans before they destroy all of humanity.
The first supper club is a progressive dinner...where Myrtle loses interest during the hors d'oeuvres. But when a body is discovered during the main course, the evening quickly gets interesting. Myrtle pits her sleuthing skills against her police chief son's to find the killer....if the killer doesn't find her first.
An ex-cop turned PI, George Bailey Taylor’s had one hell of a life being bounced around from foster home to foster home. All he wants now is a normal life with a normal wife in a normal neighborhood. The typical American dream—and when he meets Zoe Smith, he’s certain she’s the typical American girl. Except she does have an overprotective brother who seems able to appear and disappear at will. And a creepy cousin who’s always lurking about. And why does everyone in her family pretend to actually talk to the pet ferret?
With her super powers, Zoe can do just about anything … except make Taylor fall in love with her.
For that, they’re both going to need a different kind of magic …
What is the mysterious thing in Charlotte’s past that seems to dominate everything? Is it enough to keep her from ever finding a lasting relationship?
For millions, the alternative is the mass consumption of a daily diet of 'motivational quotations' taken like a dose of aspirin, caffeine or sugar snacks delivering that 'jolt' of inspiration, or relief from the emotional pain they're suffering. For most it never lasts. It's a temporary fix leaving them unsatisfied and hungrily chewing through inspirational slogans, 'life coaches' and 'self-help gurus' looking for 'something' that will stick. Something solid and authentic they can build on.
Life As a Craft
The alternative to the glut of 'fix my life quick' motivational 'fast-food' flooding the marketplace, is to make a masterpiece of your life the 'old fashioned way'; take the time and do the work with skill and quality. After all, no mission is more important and no adventure is more rewarding. To practice the whole of 'life-as-a-craft', the way a craftsperson mindfully practices the trade of textile weaving, medicine, or carpentry, requires that the myriad activities of the 'craft of life' be systematically organized, managed, taught and learned similar to the ways in which we organize, manage, teach and practice our trades, occupations and professions.
Drawing upon centuries of knowledge and practical experience by master craftsmen and craftswomen, Charles Collins has skillfully organized a complete body of life knowledge into Five Elements, providing the guidance and motivation to practice 'life-as-a-craft'.
Work through this book of practical advice with Mary Anna, day by day and page by page, as she advises you on—
crafting a plot,
fleshing out believable characters,
organizing a novel’s timeline,
crafting believable motivations for your characters,
evaluating traditional and independent publishing options,
and marketing to agents, publishers, and readers.
Because she understands the importance of maintaining your own motivation during the arduous process of writing a novel, Mary Anna has chosen a narrative structure that will provide you with a written companion for a year’s worth of writing. This book consists of 365 essays on topics that range from nuts-and-bolts writing tips to words of encouragement to periodic kicks in the pants. She has even included the actual synopsis she used to query her agent and to sell her first book.
If she could sit with you, day by day, as you learn about this exciting art form, she would. Since she can’t, this book is the next best thing.
Then on vacation in Hawaii, Frank has what feels like a paranormal experience on the Arizona Memorial that starts him down a path of psychological and spiritual self-discovery. In making the transitions from weird to respected, awkward to insightful, brainy to wise, his relationships with women shift from fearful to erotic, and through them doors open to unexpected opportunities with his writing. Lifting himself from the purgatory to which his past had banished him, he inadvertently helps free those he connects with from their own shadowed depths, making his story the Memoir of an Unlikely Savior.
• Hawkins’ involvement in a million-dollar insurance fraud that was directly responsible for the murder of an innocent man.
• Life in Prison – including, riots, rapes, murders, stabbings and other horror stories.
• 16-year-old Diego Jones’ gut-wrenching story of a gang shootout that resulted in the deaths of two teenagers.
• The Blockbuster Bandit’s story of armed robberies and fist-fights in the California Youth Authority.
• Tim Harris’ sordid tale about gangbanging teenage girls as part of a gang initiation ritual.
• The Party Animal – is the story of a happy-go-lucky surfer kid whose drug addiction leads to murder.
• CRIPS gang member Roderick Johnson’s life story, including drug dealing, bank robberies and gang shootouts.
• The Deadly Love Triangle – is the tragic story of a prominent lawyer’s encounter with a mysterious woman.
• Johnny Alverez’s roller-coaster ride as a jewel thief and Mexican gang member.
• The Gentleman Bank Robber – AKA Joe Jackson’s gateway drug story wherein alcohol and marijuana became the gateway to a destructive cocaine addiction.
• An in-depth discussion on low self-esteem – the primary cause of juvenile delinquency – and a 10-step plan for building self-esteem.
THE DIRTY NASTY TRUTH is the one book that every parent needs to keep their teenager out of trouble.
vote at a meeting in Berlin about financial discipline among those member countries of the European Union that use the common Euro currency. Unfortunately, he knocked back a load of Guinness at an Irish pub the night before the
meeting, and so votes with his gut instead of his head, setting history on a new and dangerous domino-effect course that brings a conspiracy of Euro-fascism in a nasty new version of the European Union, nuclear terrorism in the Middle
East, and intervention by the United States. It falls to Londoner Tom Cosgrave to unearth secrets that start off a breakneck, suspenseful series of events, bouncing between Washington, the Middle East, Dublin and London, that will set
history back on its proper path in this harrowing yet satirical thriller.
As a kid you loved Belle Prater's Boy. As a teen you loved Weeping Willow. Now, as an adult, you will love Diary of a Wildflower.