Washed Away From Darkness to Light

Washed Away  From Darkness to Light
Author: Nikki DuBose,James Johanson
Publsiher: Outskirts Press
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2016-09-30
ISBN: 1478777451
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Washed Away From Darkness to Light Book Excerpt:

Washed Away: From Darkness to Light is a memoir that recounts the experiences of model Nikki DuBose as she overcomes a more than seventeen-year battle with abuse, child sexual victimization, eating disorders, psychosis, alcoholism, drugs, depression, suicide attempts, body dysmorphic disorder, and various other mental health issues, all while trying to navigate through the dark side of the fashion industry. Her journey began as a young, introverted child with a florid imagination growing up in Charleston, South Carolina. By the age of eight she had been sexually, physically, and emotionally abused and had developed an eating disorder. The abuse warped Nikki's self-perception and sparked patterns of psychosis, depression and destructive behavior that stayed with her into adulthood. In her early twenties she began working as a television host and started a career in modeling. Eventually Nikki attained success, appearing on the covers of magazines such as Maxim, shooting for editorials like Vanity Fair, Glamour and FHM, and appearing in campaigns for Perry Ellis. Cast into a world of excess, superficiality, and vanity, Nikki traveled the globe and experienced the finest that the material world had to offer, all while feeling empty inside. Her disorders, addictions and mental health issues took her to the brink of mortality and only though a deeply painful inner-battle and her mother's death was she able to reconnect the lost pieces of her soul and see the person she had so long rejected. Her recovery from a nearly lifelong struggle with PTSD, psychosis, addictions and eating disorders has left Nikki with a passionate longing to help others who are also suffering by advocating for mental health and self-acceptance. In America, more than sixty-one million individuals are affected by mental illness. Child sexual abuse affects more than forty-five million people in the United States alone, yet it is still regarded as one of the most shameful issues to date. Eating disorders affect millions and are one of the most destructive and life-threatening mental afflictions today – anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any psychological illness. Despite the extent of the suffering, eating disorders and mental health issues are poorly understood in popular culture and are often stigmatized, mocked, or even glorified because of misconceptions and ignorance over the seriousness of the manner. Although the modeling industry has made strides towards body diversity in the past couple of years, there is a lack of education and awareness surrounding eating disorders and other mental health issues. We believe that through the recent societal trends and improved sharing of information, we are beginning to break this paradigm, therefore another aim of this book will be to educate the public. Washed Away: From Darkness to Light will serve as a testimony to others to let them know that they are not alone in their fears, doubts, and frustrations, and that through recovery all things are possible. “A compelling and educational read about the dark side of the fashion business and its effect on mental health. Nikki draws upon her experiences of overcoming a life-threatening eating disorder as she navigates through the industry, all while wrestling with a broken home life and struggling to discover her inner voice. Nikki’s story is truly remarkable and will serve as a beacon to anyone who has ever doubted their own intrinsic value. I highly recommend Washed Away: From Darkness to Light.” —Brian Cuban, Attorney, Author (Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder), Activist “I was truly amazed by her determination to live life. I saw a woman that had every reason to quit and remain silent, but she chose to break through every obstacle that challenged her. I am very grateful that she has taken on the challenge to not only speak about her experience, but to fight for change in laws that will empower children and survivors to protect themselves. We all need to learn from Nikki and use our voices to create positive change. It is no longer okay for the silence to outweigh the tough discussion. Ignorance will not stop child sex predators from harming our children.” —Matthew Sandusky, Founder & Executive Director of Peaceful Hearts Foundation, Author (Undaunted: Breaking My Silence to Overcome the Trauma of Child Sexual Abuse), Speaker “To endure what DuBose has within her first decade proves more than most could handle in a lifetime, yet she looks back at her life with grace and a rare honesty. As she takes us through the overly sexualized fashion industry as an international top model, she gives the no-holds barred account on mental illness, rape, and eating disorders that our society so desperately needs.” —Neesha Arter, Journalist & Author (Controlled) “Washed Away: From Darkness to Light is an incredible story of one brave woman’s perseverance in the face of daunting life circumstances. Nikki DuBose details her chilling experiences with an eating disorder, childhood sexual abuse, alcoholism and drug abuse - and how she found the strength to rise above and find recovery. This powerful read will inspire those in their own recovery journeys.” —Kristina Saffran, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director at Project HEAL

Scare Away the Dark A Stone Suspense

Scare Away the Dark  A Stone Suspense
Author: Karen Dodd
Publsiher: Isleview House Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-03-30
ISBN: 1775122158
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scare Away the Dark A Stone Suspense Book Excerpt:

A savage assault. A sinister conspiracy. Can she battle PTSD and dig up the truth before a stalker sends her to an early grave? Vancouver, BC. Investigative reporter Jordan Stone is desperate to hunt down the mobster who forced her parents into witness protection. But when she recklessly follows an anonymous tip, she’s kidnapped and chained underground at the mercy of a sadist. Resigned to perish in a sea of pain, not even her fortunate discovery by the police manages to shake her dread that someone is out for her blood… Fighting through her battered emotions and bruised body, the fiery journalist works frantically to free herself and her family from the crime boss who wants them dead. But as the clues take her across the ocean to Sicily, she can’t escape the feeling she’s being stalked by an ominous new threat. Can Jordan end the looming menace, or will an assassin’s blade cut her life short? Scare Away the Dark is the second book in the harrowing A Stone Suspense mystery series. If you like international intrigue, strong-willed heroines, and heart-stopping danger, then you’ll love Karen Dodd’s breathtaking tale. Buy Scare Away the Dark to escape the shadows today!

Love Finds a Way Even through the Darkness

Love Finds a Way  Even through the Darkness
Author: Tatyana Morosan
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN: 1449779808
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Finds a Way Even through the Darkness Book Excerpt:

This book tells a story of a young woman named Vanessa, who had an image of a Christian who devoted her entire life to serving God. Meanwhile, she meets the young, handsome, and wealthy Marcus. Their love grew toward each other. Despite the brutality, even the closest people retained the ability to forgive and love them all even through the darkness.

Go Away Dark Night

Go Away  Dark Night
Author: Liz Curtis Higgs
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2009-04-23
ISBN: 030755385X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Go Away Dark Night Book Excerpt:

Nobody Needs to be afraid of the dark. Poor Griffin. Every night when he turns out the lights, his room turns as black as a starless sky. He tries to be brave, but his toes curl up and his hands grow cold and his heart beats fast and his legs turn to jelly. Can someone take away the shakes and the shivers and the quakes and the quivers? Is there anybody big enough to keep him safe? Tenderly written to help calm children’s fears, this delightfully illustrated tale reassures children that they are not alone in feeling afraid of the dark and offers them this comforting promise: “God’s perfect love takes away fear” (1 John 4:18).

Games to Keep the Dark Away

Games to Keep the Dark Away
Author: Marcia Muller
Publsiher: Blackstone Publishing
Total Pages: 137
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN: 1609986121
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Games to Keep the Dark Away Book Excerpt:

Picture Salmon Bay: an isolated, run-down northern California village, home to an idle fleet of fishing boats, a deserted amusement park, and a handful of secretive, even hostile residents. When private investigator Sharon McCone arrives in search of one of the town’s wayward daughters, the trail leads to the thriving resort of Port San Marco. McCone believes that the missing woman, a former social worker named Jane Anthony, was involved in the suspicious deaths of three terminally ill patients at an exclusive hospice. But the elusive Jane Anthony turns up all too soon—washed up beneath a rotting pier in her Salmon Bay. McCone discovers that no one—not her client, a reclusive photographer, nor Jane’s mother, nor her hospice employers—wants to find out why she died. Then the killer strikes again, Jane’s secret life comes into focus, and McCone finds that someone wants her out of the picture—permanently.

Way Down Dark

Way Down Dark
Author: James P. Smythe
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-07-02
ISBN: 1444796305
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Way Down Dark Book Excerpt:

***SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD*** Imagine a nightmare from which there is no escape. Seventeen-year-old Chan's ancestors left a dying Earth hundreds of years ago, in search of a new home. They never found one. This is a hell where no one can hide. The only life that Chan's ever known is one of violence, of fighting. Of trying to survive. This is a ship of death, of murderers and cults and gangs. But there might be a way to escape. In order to find it, Chan must head way down into the darkness - a place of buried secrets, long-forgotten lies, and the abandoned bodies of the dead. This is Australia. Seventeen-year-old Chan, fiercely independent and self-sufficient, keeps her head down and lives quietly, careful not to draw attention to herself amidst the violence and disorder. Until the day she makes an extraordinary discovery - a way to return the Australia to Earth. But doing so would bring her to the attention of the fanatics and the murderers who control life aboard the ship, putting her and everyone she loves in terrible danger. And a safe return to Earth is by no means certain.

The Spiritual Combat The Dark Night of the Soul The Way of the Cross illustrated annotated

The Spiritual Combat The Dark Night of the Soul The Way of the Cross  illustrated   annotated
Author: Lorenzo Scupoli,St. John of the Cross
Publsiher: BookRix
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2014-03-20
ISBN: 373098991X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spiritual Combat The Dark Night of the Soul The Way of the Cross illustrated annotated Book Excerpt:

Your Special Illustrated & annotated edition includes: •14 Pen & Ink Stations of the Cross by Jacob Rice •Extensive Glossary of time-honored Catholic expressions •Stabat Mater in both English & Latin •Essay Narrative on the Last Hours of John of the Cross +Spiritual Combat - For over 400 years, Fr. Scupoli's the Spiritual Combat has provided time-tested strategies for achieving victory over the flesh and the devil, and is acknowledged to be one of the greatest guides to guide one to virtue in time of temptation. St. Frances de Sales carried this little work wherever he went, consulting it often. The Spiritual Combat is one of the all-time greatest and best-known classics on the spiritual life and is a book that will inspire and instruct today just as it has for over 400 years. +Dark Night of the Soul - The Dark night has been described as a point of deep "spiritual crisis" and the pathway Fray John lays out isn't merely to recover but to thrive and experience true union with God. This is mysticism with a purpose, to change your life right now, to become more like Christ every day. This is no bleak night but a bright light of hope lit on a clear path to living holiness by the premier spiritual master, St. John of the Cross. In a homily commemorating the martyrdom of St. John the Baptist, Pope Francis remarked "I think of the dark night of the soul of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta" and is inspired with the hope only Christ can give each of us. Together St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila are considered the founders of the Discalced Carmelites. +The Way of the Cross - St. Alphonsus Liguori's method is the most treasured way of praying the stations ever to bless Christendom. The Saint is also the creator of the classic "The Glories of Mary." The pious practice has been around since Christians visited the Holy Land the the 5th Century and emulated the actual way of the cross. In the 14th century, to remind Catholics of the ties to the Holy land the Franciscans promoted the devotion and ever since it has become an annual Lenten tradition.

Finding Our Way Through the Dark

Finding Our Way Through the Dark
Author: Demetra George
Publsiher: American Federation of Astr
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0866905758
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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All the Lies We Told

All the Lies We Told
Author: Jennifer Harvey
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2020-10-21
ISBN: 1838887261
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Lies We Told Book Excerpt:

“Wow… So many twists and turns that keep you guessing… Captures your attention and doesn't let go till the end.” TB Honest, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A deadly attack on the Vatican City. One man stands alone against the terrorist threat… When Marco Venetti left the military, he swore his days of violence were behind him. He spends his days in his quiet parish, working to be a better man. But now a beautiful woman is begging for his help. Her daughter has been kidnapped to force her to smuggle a gang of killers into the country. If she disobeys, her family will die. Determined to protect her, Marco goes on the hunt. But after a terrifying battle on a rocky island off the Italian coast, he finds a map on one of the men’s bodies that reveals their ultimate goal: a deadly terrorist attack on the Vatican City itself. Marco races to prevent a bloodbath in the heart of Rome, but the terrorists are more dangerous than he could have dreamed. A nuclear weapon is missing, and with the CIA, Russians and Israelis all fighting over the best course of action, the only person Marco can trust is himself. He must track down and kill his enemy… or face a truly apocalyptic outcome. For fans of Joel C. Rosenberg, Tom Clancy and Steven Konkoly, The Vatican Conspiracy is a non-stop explosive thriller of betrayal, revenge and world-shaking conspiracy. See what readers are saying about The Vatican Conspiracy: “An outstanding start to this series!… Grabs you on the first page and is powered by non-stop action and a taut, emotional narrative… A real page turner!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fast-paced action-packed… Nail-biting tension… I really enjoyed reading and would definitely recommend.” NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Riveting… I was completely engrossed… A tonne of action, plenty of twists and turns, and enough drama to keep you feverishly turning the pages.” Readers Retreat “An exhilarating action thriller… Fast-paced and engaging… Look forward to reading the sequels.” DP Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A fast-paced action thriller with a lot of twists and turns that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end… The main character Marco is amazing!… Eagerly waiting for the next book!” Goodreads Reviewer “Great action-packed novel… Pulled me in from the first page. There was so much action… I highly recommend” Just Read Jess, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “If you’re a fan of Dan Brown and Steve Berry, you do not want to miss this new series… Kept me hooked; the action never completely let up.’ Fireflies & Freekicks “Fantastic… A blistering read that won’t disappoint.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Relentless action, a gripping storyline… Promises to be a terrific series.” Goodreads Reviewer “Fast paced, action packed, adrenaline inducing.” Sharon Beyond the Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “If you are in need of excitement—and who isn’t given the lack of travel and parties etc? then you need to read this book. You will be breathless from all the running, and you don’t even need to get out of bed. There are so many twists and turns you could get whiplash, but it would be worth it to reach the end of this wild ride.” Mrs Average Evaluates

Dark Star

Dark Star
Author: Gautam Chintamani
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN: 9351363406
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Star Book Excerpt:

FOREWORD BY SHARMILA TAGORE The first-ever biography of the enigmatic Rajesh Khanna, the original 'superstar' If ever a life was meant to be a book, few could stake a stronger claim. Like a shooting star doomed to darkness after a glorious run, Rajesh Khanna spent the better half of his career in the shadow of his own stardom. Yet, forty years after his last monstrous hit, Khanna continues to be the yardstick by which every single Bollywood star is measured. At a time when film stars were truly larger than life, Khanna was even more: the one for whom the term 'superstar' was coined. Born Jatin Khanna to middle-class parents, the actor was adopted by rich relatives who brought him up like a prince. By the time he won the Filmfare-United Producers Combine Talent Hunt, he was already famous for being the struggler who drove an imported sports car.With seventeen blockbuster hits in succession and mass adulation rarely seen before or since, the world was at Khanna's feet. Everything he touched turned to gold. The hysteria he generated - women writing him letters in blood, marrying his photograph and donning white when he married Dimple Kapadia, people bringing sick children for his 'healing' touch after Haathi Mere Saathi - was unparalleled. Then, in a matter of months, it all changed. Khanna's career hit a downward spiral as spectacular as his meteoric rise just three years after Aradhana (1969) and never really recovered. Dark Star looks at the phenomenon of an actor who redefined the 'film star'. Gautam Chintamani's engaging narrative tries to make sense of what it was that made Rajesh Khanna and what accounted for his extraordinary fall. A singular account of a wondrous life.

Ayodhya The Dark Night

Ayodhya   The Dark Night
Author: Krishna Jha
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-12-14
ISBN: 9350299011
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ayodhya The Dark Night Book Excerpt:

As the trespassers walked towards the mosque, the muezzin [...] jumped out of the darkness. Before the adversaries could discover his presence, he dashed straight towards Abhiram Das, the vairagi who was holding the idol in his hands and leading the group of intruders. [...] The sadhu quickly freed himself and, together with his friends, retaliated fiercely. Heavy blows began raining from all directions. Soon, the muezzin realized that he was no match for the men and that he alone would not be able to stop them. 22 December 1949: A conspiracy that began with the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi culminated in the execution of the Ayodhya strategy. Late that night, a little-known sadhu, Abhiram Das, and his followers entered the Babri Masjid and planted an idol of Rama inside it. While it is known that the Hindu Mahasabha had a role in placing the idol in the mosque, the larger plot and the chain of events that led to that act have never been subject to rigorous scrutiny. Through intrepid research and investigation, Krishna Jha and Dhirendra K. Jha bring together the disparate threads of the buried narrative for the first time. Through a series of first-hand interviews with eyewitnesses and the unearthing of archival material, the authors take us behind the scenes to examine the motivations and workings of the Mahasabha members who pulled the strings. They also examine the liaison between Mahasabhaites and Hindu traditionalists in the Congress - an association that Jawaharlal Nehru sought to break in his cautious battle with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and the right-wing forces. Ayodhya: The Dark Night uncovers, in vivid detail, what really transpired on the fateful night that was to leave a permanent scar on the Indian polity.

Darkness into Light

Darkness into Light
Author: Carole Mortimer
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-04-01
ISBN: 1488030901
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Darkness into Light Book Excerpt:

Re-read this classic romance by USA Today bestselling author Carole Mortimer Danny doesn't know the man she's flirting with is actually her new boss, wealthy tycoon Pierce Sutherland! Now a man's career is on the line and it's all Danny's fault. Yet brooding Pierce has a proposition for her: if she spends the weekend in his bed, he'll let the man keep his job… But innocent Danny is looking for emotional intimacy—as well as sinful seduction!—and after the tragic death of his wife, can Pierce ever lower his barriers again…? Originally published in 1985

Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Three dimensioned Darkness

Three dimensioned Darkness
Author: Lincoln Lee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 157
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Air pilots
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three dimensioned Darkness Book Excerpt:

The pioneers of the Dimensional Model for managerial behavior demonstrate how to master skills that boost productivity. Consultants Lefton and Buzzotta have revolutionized managerial procedure with their model--a behavioral standard that has been adapted and imitated by companies all over the world. This book outlines the model, as the authors explain in detail how people skills work and provide exercises designed to improve them. They also offer strategies for using these skills in the right situations, at the right times, in the right ways with direct reports, peers, and bosses. Managers will learn how to improve their: sizing-up skills--interacting effectively through appropriate action; communication skills--strategies for finding out what others are thinking; motivational skills--giving people a compelling reason to do their best; and adaptive skills--fitting actions to the people for whom they are intended.--From publisher description.

Dark Waters

Dark Waters
Author: Śānī
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 794
Release: 1936
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Another Kind of Paradise

Another Kind of Paradise
Author: Trevor Carolan
Publsiher: Cheng & Tsui
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Dark and Feeling

The Dark and Feeling
Author: Clarence Major
Publsiher: Okpaku Communications Corporation
Total Pages: 170
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Out Here in the Darkness

Out Here in the Darkness
Author: Abra Stevens
Publsiher: Lnj Publishing
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2019-05-19
ISBN: 9781543965759
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out Here in the Darkness Book Excerpt:

OUT HERE IN THE DARKNESS is a never before told true crime story of unimaginable horror and a killer's 33-year search for redemption. In 1985, a group of Houston teenagers torture and murder one of their companions; the next month, two more acts of violence occur. Now, over thirty years later, plunge into the shocking details, investigations, and transcripts as you journey through the crimes, the pursuit, and the trials. With a rare in-depth glimpse inside the mind of a teen turned killer, you may find explanations for questions we all ask in the face of such horrors: Why? What becomes of us now?

The Roaring Boys

The Roaring Boys
Author: Robert Payne
Publsiher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday
Total Pages: 338
Release: 1955
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Roaring Boys Book Excerpt:

A novel about Shakespeare and his players.