Description : Jane Jonas is nearing her 16th birthday and troubled by unsettling recurring dreams where the same mysterious boy her age comes to her, telling Jane that they are each other's destiny. Her mother is increasingly anxious about Jane's disruptive sleepwalking episodes, but for Jane her dream world and reality are about to collide ... When she develops a friendship with an enigmatic stranger in town, the blond, uber-cool Evan, it's exciting, it's new, and Jane wants him more than she's ever wanted anybody - until her mystery dream boy gets in the way. Now Jane is caught between two worlds: one familiar, but tinged with romance and excitement; the other dark and dangerous, where angels, werewolves, and an irresistible stranger are trying to seduce her ...
Description : ONE GIRL. TWO WORLDS. SHATTERED. Jane's world has changed now that Luca, love of her live, inhabits it, and she's happier than she ever thought she could be. But can an immortal in the human world survive on love alone? When Jane and Luca are befriended by intriguing siblings, Ade and Polly, they are swept into a destructive chain of events that will test everything. They've overcome different worlds. But nothing could prepare Jane for this ... 'The Dark Heart series is an intense, intriguing and loveable series ... highly recommended to paranormal romance fans.' Book Passion for Life blog
Description : Tania's heart belongs to Orlando. Nothing can rip them apart. Until the seduction begins in a flurry of glamour and magic, music and parties all orchestrated by the mysterious and mesmerising Zoran, an iconic rock star who has retired to a remote ranch in the nearby mountains. And there Tania meets the dark side. Can she resist temptation?
Description : 'It was a night that would be long remembered. The Florence police would come to call it a night of horror, the start of a new nightmare . . .' After enduring years at the mercy of an infamous serial killer, the people of Florence rejoice at news of his death - until a senator is found brutally murdered. To Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara the case is very much alive. But, with a powerful adversary conspiring against him, he is trapped in a spiral of corruption and deadly speculation. As the truth comes to light, Ferrara is left standing face-to-face with something truly rotten at the heart of the city . . . The Dark Heart of Florence is an evocative, gripping work of detective fiction, and a major bestseller across Europe. Originally published in Italian as I Sogni Cattivi di Firenze. 'A crime author with impeccable credentials: Giuttari is no less than the former head of the Florence police force, where he was on the case of the notorious serial killer The Monster of Florence. Who better to write about the dark undercurrents beneath the surface of the city?' Booklist
Description : In 1999 Tobias Jones immigrated to Italy, expecting to discover the pastoral bliss described by centuries of foreign visitors. Instead, he found a very different country: one besieged by unfathomable terrorism and deep-seated paranoia. The Dark Heart of Italy is Jones's account of his four-year voyage across the Italian peninsula. Jones writes not just about Italy's art, climate, and cuisine but also about the much livelier and stranger sides of the Bel Paese: the language, soccer, Catholicism, cinema, television, and terrorism. Why, he wonders, does the parliament need a "slaughter commission"? Why do bombs still explode every time politics start getting serious? Why does everyone urge him to go home as soon as possible, saying that Italy is a "brothel"? Most of all, why does one man, Silvio Berlusconi--in the words of a famous song--appear to own everything from Padre Nostro (Our Father) to Cosa Nostra (the Mafia)? The Italy that emerges from Jones's travels is a country scarred by civil wars and "illustrious corpses"; a country that is proudly visual rather than verbal, based on aesthetics rather than ethics; a country where crime is hardly ever followed by punishment; a place of incredible illusionism, where it is impossible to distinguish fantasy from reality and fact from fiction.
Description : This book reveals the sinister true story of the Mafia in Hollywood. Crammed with legends, myths, murders, madness, mayhem, superstar tantrums, super-sexed starlets, power brokers and politics, it is an ambitious account of Hollywood’s hidden history, from the rogue cops who took on the Mob on the streets of Los Angeles to the stars who became stars because Mafia Godfathers said they would. In The Dark Heart of Hollywood, seasoned crime and entertainment writer Douglas Thompson reveals how all is masterminded by the money-obsessed Mafia, for whom everything and everyone is simply a commodity. The intense saga charges across America: from Hollywood bedrooms to the Oval Office, from California’s twenty-first century computer capital to the cocaine-connection HQs stretching from the Sunset Strip to Marseilles, Milan, Moscow, Tokyo and Beijing. In this magnificent and highly compelling volume, Hollywood is unveiled as Tinseltown without the tinsel.
Description : In response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the state of New Jersey set up the Family Assistance Center at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. Little has been shared about how New Jersey rapidly mobilized to care for individuals who felt the impact of the disaster. Stones in My Heart Forever was written as a journal in the field as events unfolded, giving us a rare glimpse into the internal operations of a disaster relief site. Stones in My Heart Forever is much more than a description of events: it is filled with soul-searing multi-sensory images of what the author witnessed and experienced alongside other responders who suddenly found themselves in the midst of this historical event. Most of us who pored over media accounts with tears in our eyes could not comprehend the staggering reality or the massive emotional rush of actually seeing America burning. This very intimate book allows us to become honored visitors who come to understand this disaster as never before when we share in the experiences of responders, families, and survivors, the stages of grief, the touching lessons of strength, hope, and courage, and the aftermath of repeated exposure to trauma there is a cost to caring. Stones in My Heart Forever is a testimony to American pride and resiliency, and confirmation of the ways in which simple, ordinary people rose to extraordinary heights of courage and compassion. It is a must read for clinicians, responders, educators, students, clergy. It honors all of us who have been affected by the events of September 11, 2001, especially the unsung heroes who we meet and come to know on these pages.
Description : Tony and Maureen were in love, both in college, they dream of the day that they will marry and live happily ever after. Robin, Maureen‘s girl friend, a woman with a mysterious knowledge. Beautiful and devious; she has her sights set on Tony and there was nothing or no one who was going to stop her. Two people who are ripped apart, all their dreams shattered and their hearts broken in many pieces. Will love ever be able to put the pieces together again? Enter the world of Tony and Maureen and see firsthand what the power of love can do. True love has the power to carry you through the darkest of times and reunite broken hearts forever.
Description : As Jordan Buckley’s plane lands in South Carolina, she wishes she could be excited about something. With her past still defining her life and deciding the course of her future, Jordan knows it will not be easy. Tortured as a youth by her demented father and depraved brother, Jordan has returned home to confront her demons—and rescue Erica, her sister-in-law, and Penny, her niece, from the claws of her evil brother. Jordan’s brother wants exactly what her deceased father once wanted—to be in control. Determined to save Erica and Penny from their anguished existence, Jordan comes face-to-face with Black Heart Revenge, an undercover organization designed to use the anger of tortured souls to bring justice for the victims of the outlaw members of society. They intend for her become a killing machine in order to become their next agent. As Jordan plummets into the demonic depths of her black soul in search of revenge, she soon learns there is a fine line between vigilante justice and cold-blooded murder. In this gripping thriller, as a woman embarks on an unexpected journey through vengeance and religious salvation, there is only one brave enough to try to stop the demon from claiming what is left of her dark, tortured heart.