Description : Raised by her aunt and uncle, the sanctimonious Duke and Duchess of Berkhamsted, the golden-haired and beautiful Alida Shenley lives in the shadow of the ‘shame’ that her late and much-loved father brought upon the family by marrying for love – and because her mother was a ballerina. Being on the stage was tantamount to prostitution in Alida’s Guardians’ eyes and they inflict terrible punishments and humiliation upon her for what they see as her parent’s appalling sins. Even worse than her uncle’s savage whippings is the fact that he forbids her ever to marry as the carries the ‘bad blood’ of her mother. But hope eventually stirs in her heart when she is asked to accompany her cousin Mary on a voyage to Russia to meet the handsome young Prince Vorontski, whom Mary is to marry even though she flirts outrageously with the sinister Count Ivan, who is on the Steamer escorting them to St. Petersburg. In Russia Alida’s dreams of happiness are dashed as she falls hopelessly in love with Prince. Worse still she finds that Mary has conspired with Count Ivan for her to marry his father, a Russian General as despicable and brutal as her uncle. But just as she despairs of ever finding love with the Prince, Fate intervenes amid a life or death confrontation with a murderous pack of wolves in the Russian snow and her life is changed forever.
Description : In the early 1990s, Swedish death metal revolutionized the international music scene. Suddenly, the mild-mannered Scandinavian country found itself at the forefront of a new movement with worldwide impact thanks to bands such as Entombed, Dismember, and At the Gates. The birth of black metal drove the culture to even greater extremes, featuring a rawer, darker sound and non-ironic death-worship. Soon churches in both Norway and Sweden were aflame, and be- fore long Satanism emerged as more than just an image. But how did it all start? Why did Sweden become a hotbed for such aggressive, nihilistic music? And who are the people and bands that brought it all about? Blood, Fire, Death: A Swedish Metal Story recounts the evolution of the genre from the massive amplifier walls of 1970s rock, through the church-burning Satanic 1990s, to the diverse and paradoxical manifestations of the scene today. This book focuses on the phenomena that have propelled the scene forward in an evolution that has not only been musical, but aesthetic and ideological as well. This is a story about grotesque logos and icons that invoke death and darkness, but also a story of dedication, friendship, community, and a profound love for music.
Description : PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon - A 30-minute Instaread Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: • Overview of the entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book • Key Takeaways of the book • A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary: Chapter 1 It is June of 1778, and Ian Murray is in the forest outside Philadelphia building cairns, mounds of rocks meant to be a memorial to the deceased. These are for his mother, Jenny Murray, and his uncle, Jamie Fraser. He believes they have drowned. Chapter 2 William Ransom is storming through a crowded street when a prostitute in a nearby doorway invites him in for a drink. Chapter 3 Claire Grey is upset, and dealing with the mess William, her son, left behind after an argument. William recently learned that his father is Jamie Fraser, not John Grey. Claire recently learned her husband, Jamie, is alive. He was mistakenly presumed dead. Chapter 4 John Grey and Jamie Fraser are in the woods outside of Philadelphia. John tells Jamie that he had intimate relations with Claire, Jamie’s wife. Jamie is beating him when a group of men wearing liberty caps arrives. Jamie hands Grey over to the Continental Army soldiers. Chapter5 The prostitute leads William to her bedroom and tells him to wash up while she makes them drinks. He curses Lord John for keeping his paternity a secret. The prostitute returns, the two fight, and she kicks him out...
Description : NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “An incredibly gripping, moving, and literate work of art, rarely does an author manage to re-create a moment in history with such mastery, authority, and psychological insight.”—Nelson DeMille At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army. Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history—one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale. . . . “A novel that is intricate and arresting and, once begun, almost impossible to put down.”—Daily News “A timeless epic of man and war . . . Pressfield has created a new classic deserving a place beside the very best of the old.”—Stephen Coonts
Description : There is power in the Blood of Jesus. It has a voice. It cleanses. It is allowed to touch the mercy seat and it silences every other voice. Satan fears the Blood of Jesus because he cannot create a counterfeit blood nor solve the mystery of the shedding of blood on the Cross.
Description : After years of running, Quinn has finally found a place to settle down while she continues searching for the vampire who tore her life apart. Unfortunately, her small bit of solace is shattered when a group of vampires walk into her work and turn her world upside down. Julian never expected to stumble across someone like Quinn. He knows he shouldn’t get involved with the prickly woman as her mysterious past, and the countless vampires hunting her only spell trouble, but he finds it impossible to stay away. However, it doesn’t take him long to realize the vampires pursuing her are only a small part of a growing evil. The quiet little town is hiding a violent secret. Can they uncover the evil lurking there, or will it tear Julian and Quinn apart? ***The Fire and Ice series is a spinoff of The Kindred Series, but you do not have to read The Kindred Series to enjoy this one. The maturity level of this series will grow with each book and is recommended for readers 17+*** Keywords: New adult paranormal romance twists action thriller contemporary urban fantasy supernatural mystery magic powers action romantic fantasy for new adults psychic powers contemporary urban fantasy strong heroine supernatural love story magic powers adventure thriller folklore romance suspenseful alpha male vampires blood mate strong male lead american vampire romance blood mate enemies to lovers angst drama mythical creatures secret heritage hidden past slow burn romance strong heroine.
Description : After Maria Mast's abusive ex-boyfriend is arrested for being involved in sex trafficking and modern-day slavery, she thinks that she and her son Carter can safely return to her Amish community. But the danger has only just begun. Someone begins stalking her, and they want blood and revenge. Agent Derek Turner of Covert Police Detectives Unit is assigned as her bodyguard and goes with her to her former Amish community in Unity, Maine. The Amish way of life and their solid faith draws Derek in even though he hasn't prayed ever since his wife was murdered. Maria's secretive eyes, painful past, and cautious demeanor intrigue him. As the human trafficking ring begins to target the Amish community, Derek wonders if the distraction of her will cost him his career...and Maria's life. Don't miss Book 1, the bestselling Undercover Amish. These books are stand-alone novels but may be read in order for the best reading experience. Amish Under Fire was a semi-finalist in Harlequin's So You Think You Can Write Contest in 2015. Go to ashleyemmaauthor.com to download free eBooks! A portion of this book's profits goes to International Justice Mission, an organization that rescues and offers rehabilitation and shelter to survivors of modern-day slavery.
Description : A grave robber searching for an ancient tomb instead finds a labyrinthine cavern full of dead bodies and must battle vampires, blood zombies, and corpse-eating bugs in order to escape.
Description : The eminent biochemist reflects on his life and work in Vienna and in America, shedding light on his DNA research and the work and opinions that led to his reputation as a maverick
Description : It started out as the Full Life Study Bible; then it became the Life in the Spirit Study Bible. Now we know it as the new and improved Fire Bible a reference library in one volume. Originally conceived as a tool to help Pentecostal pastors and lay leaders preach, teach, and reach others with the Gospel, this study Bible is now available in the King James Version. It includes extensive notes, background articles on key issues, and authoritative commentary, along with dozens of other unique features. Created by Life Publishers International. "Special Features" Themefinders point readers to 12 major themes of the Pentecostal tradition More than 70 articles explain historical and theological aspects of major topics Study notes for key verses Book introductionsv Subject index; cross-references; concordance In-text maps and charts One-year reading plan; and a color maps section Ribbon markers (except on hardcovers) "