Description : A brave teen recounts her debilitating struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder—and brings readers through every painful step as she finds her way to the other side—in this powerful and inspiring memoir. Until sophomore year of high school, fifteen-year-old Allison Britz lived a comfortable life in an idyllic town. She was a dedicated student with tons of extracurricular activities, friends, and loving parents at home. But after awakening from a vivid nightmare in which she was diagnosed with brain cancer, she was convinced the dream had been a warning. Allison believed that she must do something to stop the cancer in her dream from becoming a reality. It started with avoiding sidewalk cracks and quickly grew to counting steps as loudly as possible. Over the following weeks, her brain listed more dangers and fixes. She had to avoid hair dryers, calculators, cell phones, computers, anything green, bananas, oatmeal, and most of her own clothing. Unable to act “normal,” the once-popular Allison became an outcast. Her parents questioned her behavior, leading to explosive fights. When notebook paper, pencils, and most schoolbooks were declared dangerous to her health, her GPA imploded, along with her plans for the future. Finally, she allowed herself to ask for help and was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. This brave memoir tracks Allison’s descent and ultimately hopeful climb out of the depths.
Description : Chronicles the stalking of and resultant murder attempt on actress Theresa Saldana's life by Arthur Jackson, in a study based on Jackson's and his psychiatrist's diaries that offers insight into the disturbed logic behind a killer's obsessions. Reprint.
Description : G. H. Ephron's gripping crime novels deal with fascinating psychological symptoms at work in the minds of murderers and their targets. In Obsessed, forensic neuropsychologist and expert defense witness Peter Zak is trying to help a coworker, Dr. Emily Ryan, who is being tormented by a stalker. She doesn't have any idea who it could be, and his acts have been escalating, to the point where he's breaking into her car and leaving sick messages. Peter is increasingly worried about where the violence will end. And there is no lack of suspects, as the naive Emily seems to attract admirers blindly; from her colleagues at the Neuropsychiatric Unit where she is studying the brain and its disorders to the other doctors at the Pearce Psychiatric Institute, even Peter notices himself responding to her blond good looks and puppy dog eyes. Or, as suggested by Peter's friend p.i. Annie Squires, is Emily more aware of her appeal than she lets on? When one of the potential suspects turns up dead, what started as a nuisance is suddenly much more complicated, and dangerous. Once again, G. H. Ephron delivers a complex, absorbing case that turns upon Peter's expert knowledge of human nature.
Description : When Michael and Kennedy, the envy of their tight circle of friends, begin receiving threatening phone calls and emails, they find their once rock-solid marriage slowly unraveling as an unknown enemy reveals an intimate secret. Original.
Description : My life is in danger, and my stepbrother is the only one who can save me. Okay, he used to be my stepbrother. Our parents are no longer together. But that doesn’t make my secret crush acceptable. It’s still wrong to want him. And it’s still wrong to carry his baby. Damn, my mother is going to be furious. But he’s the only one who can find my stalker. Peter heads a police station. He’s vowed to put the culprit behind bars. I need his protection. And more than anything, I need to be in his arms. Even if I have to fight with all the odds against us.
Description : Everything changed the night our eyes met across the room. His green gaze upon me prickled my skin with uncustomary warmth while my peek beneath his cuff—of a riot of color on his wrist—sparked my insatiable curiosity. Tall and mysterious, Kader was a man whose secrets I longed to know. Little did I realize that the night we met was only the beginning—the beginning to the end of the existence I knew. What will happen as his assignment becomes our obsession? From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new dark romance bringing us back to the dangerous underworld of the SPARROW WEBS. You do not need to read the Web of Sin trilogy to get caught in this new and intriguing saga, Tangled Web. OBSESSED is book two of the TANGLED WEB trilogy which began with TWISTED and will conclude with BOUND. Have you been Aleatha’d? Keywords: dark romance, trilogy, alpha male, strong heroine, billionaire romance, crime, mafia, romance, bad boy, bad boy romance, billionaire, billionaire romance, billionaire romance free, captive, captivating romance, captivating romance free, contemporary romance, BDSM, BDSM romance, dominate male, edgy romance, erotic books, erotic romance, erotic romance, romance books, first in series, CEO romance, contemporary romance contemporary romance books, hero to hate, hero to love, hot, hot man, hot romance, kidnapping, love, romance series, new adult romance, mafia romance, romance series, romantic saga, romantic suspense, romance books, romantic thriller, romantic thriller free, Roxy Sloane, sassy heroine, sassy, seduction, seduction romance, sensual romance, sexy, sexy romance, sexy book, sexy novel, something hot to read, steamy, steamy romance, strong heroine, wounded hero, wealthy, wealthy hero, wealthy heroine,
Description : Are you obsessed? We can all feel that way at times--when all our thoughts, time, and energy are poured into something all-consuming. But for too many teen girls, obsession becomes a way of life. In Obsessed, bestselling author Hayley DiMarco helps those girls leave behind the thoughts, actions, and stuff that so easily get between them and God. She challenges them to look at three key areas where it all tends to start: obsession with losing (fear, worry, stress, busyness) obsession with gaining (love, stuff, success) obsession with numbing (addiction, cutting, eating, purging, controlling, comfort) Obsessed helps girls to identify the unhealthy affections in their lives and points them to God to be set free from them. Life's pursuits aren't inherently bad, DiMarco reminds girls, but the level of devotion you give to them can make them bad for you. When you put God in his proper place, the other stuff goes to its proper place as well. And the result is a life rightly obsessed with God.
Description : Stephen Friedman is making a good living in good times. He's just an ordinary guy. Or so he thinks. But one day an extraordinary piece of information tells him differently. It's a clue from the grave of a Holocaust survivor. A clue that makes him heir to an incredible fortune . . . a clue that only he and one other man can possibly understand. That man is Roth Braun, a serial killer who has been waiting for Stephen for thirty years. Roth was stopped once before. This time nothing will get in his way. Known worldwide for page-turning, adrenaline-laced thrillers, Dekker raises the stakes in this story of passion, revenge, and an all-consuming obsession for the ultimate treasure.
Description : I kill, therefore I am... Voices slam through the corridor of his wounded mind. The words of his dead sister cry out. His parents' taunts fill the silent room where he sits and waits--waits for the murderous rage, filling him with strength, driving him to kill, to touch the cold flesh, taste the warm blood--to feel alive again... A witness has seen him, but his killing only turns her on and now she wants to protect him. His wife suspects him, but the private detective she hired cannot stop him. Joe MacAree fears nothing--except that he may no longer be human. The thirst that drives him is relentless, moving deeper and deeper into his own shattering, private realm, where each murder is a delicious new gift of life, where revulsion is beauty, and the obsession will never let him go. "A harrowing ride through cutting-edge psychological horror, this one's got a vicious bite. Rick R. Reed's Obsessed is a twisted nightmare." - Douglas Clegg, bestselling author
Description : Contributors offer an enlightening array of approaches to the obsessed personality. A wealth of theoretical insights and suggestions for therapy with obsessed patients--those suffering from bulimia, monomania, love obsessions, and more.