Description : From lost and frightened little boy--to gang leader, drug dealer, and pimp--to one of the nation's most respected pioneers of community restoration, John Turnipseed tells his amazing story of transformation with honesty and courage.
Description : "The story of a boy, a girl and a lot of cash.""Theres no summer in here. All weve got is horseracing on the TV, a roomful of stale air and three living corpses Dad, Grandad and Grag who, apart from the occasional sly fart, havent made a sound in the last half hour.""Its the last Saturday of the month again and Gilmore Black is spending the day at his dads. Theres no reason to think that this monthly visit will be any less boring than usual, but when a crazy girl bursts into the hou
Description : Sydney protects vampire secrets - and human lives. Sydney belongs to a secret group who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the world of humans and vampires. But when Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, she fears she's still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. What unfolds is far worse. The sister of Moroi queen Lissa Dragomir is in mortal danger, and goes into hiding. Now Sydney must act as her protector. The last thing Sydney wants is to be accused of sympathizing with vampires. And now she has to live with one . . .
Description : Sheldon's sweeping saga of greed and betrayal, sabotage and danger, and the ties that can kill... Roffe and Sons is a family firm, an international empire filled with desperate, cash-hungry family members. At its head was one of the wealthiest men in the world, a man who has just died in a mysterious accident and left his only daughter, Elizabeth, in control of the company. Now as this intelligent, tough, and beautiful young woman dares to save -- not sell -- Roffe and Sons, she will have to outwit those who secretly want her power, and the unknown assassin who wants her life.
Description : A collection of essays on the Deresthai culture with accompanying extracts from the Dragon Court archives comprising the official history of the Dragon peoples.
Description : In 2002, Jeanette Araya unexpectedly lost her father. As her world crumbled and the darkness of grief surrounded her, Jeanette found solace in writing and sharing family stories with her siblings. Years later, Jeanette shares a touching, occasionally edgy, memoir that reflects back on her father, Javier Araya, and her family life growing up. Through a chronological retelling, Araya returns to her father’s origins and early life in Chile and continues through the family’s eventual emigration from Chile to a new life in Los Angeles. Araya’s anecdotes reveal her father’s mid-life challenges as he began an internal struggle that soon led him to a different purpose of serving God. While her father battled to support his family by any means necessary, Araya details how her brother ventured into the heavy-metal music scene, causing new tensions in the family as her father grappled between honoring his faith and feeling proud of his son’s success. Bloodline shares a heartwarming, emotionally-charged remembrance of a Chilean man’s journey and the family who loved him as his life comes full circle from his upbringing to his final moments on Earth.
Description : The original vampire romance: go back to where the bloodlust began! ‘Blood from last nights raid has hardly dried on my uniform, still the familiar craving builds in my belly, I long to wield my sword. I can feel the blade slicing through the air then skin then flesh then bone.’ – Captain Quincy Harker. When nineteen-year-old John Shaw returns from World War I, he is haunted by nightmares – not only of the horrors of battle, but of the brutal midnight exploits of his superior, Captain Quincey Harker. When Harker appears unexpectedly in England and lures John’s sister, Lily, to Transylvania. John must confront the truth. Only the love of pure Mary can save him from Count Dracula’s poisonous bloodline. But the line goes further than John and Mary can possibly imagine. A new seductive evil walks among the living . . .
Description : In a collection of autobiographical essays, the author reflects on what it means to be a native American woman, interweaving her own experiences and family history into a study of life on a reservation