Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.
The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.
There are only two ways to kill Unbounded, and fire isn’t one of them—as law school dropout Erin Radkey learns the hard way. By fluke of a recessive gene, she has become Unbounded, a nearly immortal being with paranormal abilities.
Erin’s Change separates her from her loved ones and alters everything she believes to be true. A week earlier she was considering a marriage proposal; now she contemplates the best way to stay alive. Caught in a battle between two Unbounded groups, the Emporium and the Renegades, she is also hunted by a secret mortal society sworn to eradicate the Unbounded gene.
As Erin plunges into this dangerous new life, she must carve out her own place in the madness, protect her mortal family, and decide which group she should join. Her unique ability is vital to both groups in the race to secure an identification software that spells death for all Unbounded—or enslavement for the entire mortal world. Some will stop at nothing to use Erin as one more pawn in a battle that has spanned centuries.
How do you claim back a life that might have been? Or two lives? His, ‘lost’ on a dinghy street in Newark, at seventeen, when he was wild and driven by heart. Hers, ‘lost’ in motherless privilege, with something always gnawing, even after she abandoned it at twenty-one.
A decade later Tony MacNeill’s chance encounter with a graceful woman feels like a drug in his veins, a glimpse of the life that might have been his. In a tiny seafaring village in Ireland, Lenny Quin is a woman out of fantasy, almost undreamable. The lure of resurrection bonds them.
But after ten years of incarceration, the world inside his head is not the same. Aranroe village is an unfamiliar universe. And Lenny carries a darkness of her own — and danger, say locals. Can he deal with it, with her, or she with him — can they deal with love, if that’s what it is?
Or is this all in the mind, a distortion of the astonishing events of their lost decade, ever since hope and home fled from their youth?
She believes men are not honorable nor are they kind-until she meets one that changes her heart forever.
Betrayed by lies told before her birth, Aishlinn is raised by a harsh and cruel stepfather. Her life is forever changed one horrifying night when she is forced to flee England for the safety of the Scottish Highlands. Rescued by a fierce band of highland warriors, Aishlinn soon learns that honorable men do exist. She finds a strength she never knew she possessed and it will be tested to the limits when she is forced to make a heart-wrenching decision…allow the English to kill those she loves, or surrender for the crime she committed.
She is everything he never knew he wanted in a woman….
What if the most dangerous man in the world was your friend?
Would you call on him for help … even knowing that in doing so, you would unleash an unimaginable storm of violence.
Child slavery, human trafficking and corruption without end. And one man who would stand against them.
Vengeance has a name … Garrett Storm.
You’ll find this vigilante thriller impossible to put down, because we all love a story of righteous retribution.
Make your healthy heart a habit with the diet and meal plan in Lower Your Blood Pressure.
AS 54% OF THE 75 MILLION AMERICANS WHO SUFFER FROM HYPERTENSION KNOW, LEADING A HEART-HEALTHY LIFESTYLE IS EASIER SAID THAN DONE.
The standard American diet is filled with cheap, processed foods that can lead to hypertension and other health problems. The longer you’ve eaten these foods, the more difficult it can be to swap them out for healthy, whole foods.
The Complete DASH Diet for Beginners offers the easiest way of starting—and sticking with—the DASH diet by walking you through every step, ensuring your evolution to better health is as stress-free as possible.
In The Complete DASH Diet Book for Beginners to lower your blood pressure, Nigel Methews, lays out an effective and easy to follow 14-day DASH diet meal plan to help you start and stick to healthy habits. Featuring over 50 low-sodium, high-potassium, and magnesium-filled recipes, Lower Your Blood Pressure is your kick-start guide to get your heart beating right.
Jonah Rowe is looking for meaning for his life.
He finally gets his wish, as sudden visions and a spectral visitor warn him of danger. Overnight, Jonah transforms from an overworked accountant to the centerpiece of an otherworldly battle.
But can he rise to the occasion and accept that everything he knows about life and death is completely wrong – and more importantly, will he be able to harness the power of the mysterious 11th Percent?
On a cold night in October 1937, searchlights cut through the darkness around Alcatraz. A prison guard’s only daughter–one of the youngest civilians who lives on the island–has gone missing. Tending the warden’s greenhouse, convicted bank robber Tommy Capello waits anxiously. Only he knows the truth about the little girl’s whereabouts, and that both of their lives depend on the search’s outcome.
Almost two decades earlier and thousands of miles away, a young boy named Shanley Keagan ekes out a living as an aspiring vaudevillian in Dublin pubs. Talented and shrewd, Shan dreams of shedding his dingy existence and finding his real father in America. The chance finally comes to cross the Atlantic, but when tragedy strikes, Shan must summon all his ingenuity to forge a new life in a volatile and foreign world.
When Morgan Carter’s car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country’s power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored—if it ever will be. An avid survivalist, Morgan takes to the road with his prepper pack on his back.
During the grueling trek from Tallahassee to his home in Lake County, chaos threatens his every step but Morgan is hell-bent on getting home to his wife and daughters—and he’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen.
X: The number ten. An unknown quantity. A mistake. A cross. A kiss…
Perhaps Sue Grafton’s darkest and most chilling novel, X features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this deadly sociopath. The test is whether private investigator Kinsey Millhone can prove her case against him—before she becomes his next victim.
The title of the collection refers to the Mississippi Native Guards, a black regiment whose role in the Civil War has been largely overlooked by history. As a child in Gulfport, Mississippi, in the 1960s, Trethewey could gaze across the water to the fort on Ship Island where Confederate captives once were guarded by black soldiers serving the Union cause. The racial legacy of the South touched Trethewey’s life on a much more immediate level, too. Many of the poems in Native Guard pay loving tribute to her mother, whose marriage to a white man was illegal in her native Mississippi in the 1960s. Years after her mother’s tragic death, Trethewey reclaims her memory, just as she reclaims the voices of the black soldiers whose service has been all but forgotten.
Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Natasha Trethewey’s elegiac Native Guard is a deeply personal volume that brings together two legacies of the Deep South.
It’s Kind of a Funny Story meets Daria in the darkly hilarious tale of a teen’s attempt to remake her public image and restore inner peace through reality TV. The only thing 17-year-old Jane Sinner hates more than failure is pity. After a personal crisis and her subsequent expulsion from high school, she’s going nowhere fast. Jane’s well-meaning parents push her to attend a high school completion program at the nearby Elbow River Community College, and she agrees, on one condition: she gets to move out.
Jane tackles her housing problem by signing up for House of Orange, a student-run reality show that is basically Big Brother, but for Elbow River Students. Living away from home, the chance to win a car (used, but whatever), and a campus full of people who don’t know what she did in high school… what more could she want? Okay, maybe a family that understands why she’d rather turn to Freud than Jesus to make sense of her life, but she’ll settle for fifteen minutes in the proverbial spotlight.
On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of being celebrated as Rosa Parks would be just nine months later, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin found herself shunned by her classmates and dismissed by community leaders. Undaunted, a year later she dared to challenge segregation again as a key plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle, the landmark case that struck down the segregation laws of Montgomery and swept away the legal underpinnings of the Jim Crow South.
Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history.
What makes a true leader?
Is leadership a title? Authority? Charisma? Whatever gets the best results? Today more than ever, Christians need a model of leadership that is based on God’s Word, that brings God glory.
In Called to Lead, best-selling author, pastor, and teacher John MacArthur explains the characteristics of a leader drawn from one of the Bible’s most renowned leaders, the apostle Paul.
Focusing on Paul’s letters to the church, Called to Lead shows you the twenty-six key qualities of a leader who can achieve results without forfeiting faith and obedience, qualities such as:
In this major reassessment of George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, his former Chief of Staff offers a long overdue appreciation of the man and his universally underrated and misunderstood presidency.
In this unique insider account, John H. Sununu pays tribute to his former boss—an intelligent, thoughtful, modest leader—and his overlooked accomplishments. Though George H. W. Bush is remembered for orchestrating one of the largest and most successful military campaigns in history—the Gulf War—Sununu argues that conventional wisdom misses many of Bush’s other great achievements.
During his presidency, the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union collapsed. Bush’s calm and capable leadership during this dramatic time helped shape a world in which the United States emerged as the lone superpower. Sununu reminds us that President Bush’s domestic achievements were equally impressive, including strengthening civil rights, enacting environmental protections, and securing passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 1990 agreement which generated budget surpluses and a decade of economic growth.
The European Cake Cookbook: Discover a New World of Decadence from the Celebrated Traditions of European Baking
The European Cake Cookbook takes readers on a delectable journey through Europe—via cake! With Tatyana Nesteruk as your guide, allow your imagination to transport you to a bakery in France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Great Britain, Norway and anywhere else your taste buds desire. Try new techniques with classic cakes such as the Strawberry Swiss Roll, or explore unique creations based on popular desserts such as the Crème Brûlée Cheesecake.
Since European cakes are less sweet than their American counterparts, you can enjoy a slice with your tea or coffee any time of day. And if you’ve never made French or Italian buttercream, you are in for a treat! Tatyana walks you through the steps using simple syrup and whipped eggs for a topping that’s light, creamy, mildly sweet and refreshing. A few of the 65 gorgeous creations inside are Raspberry Sachertorte, a rich chocolate cake from Austria; indulgent Amaretto Crème Cake, featuring Italy’s famous almond liqueur; Victorian Sponge Cake, sure to be found on the menu at any British tea house; showstopping Chocolate Kiev Cake, the prized dessert of Ukraine; and many more delights.