Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford

19 June 2017 | By Mara Rutherford | Filed in: womens-studies.

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For generations, the princes of Ilara have married the most beautiful maidens from the ocean village of Varenia. But though every girl longs to be chosen as the next princess, the cost of becoming royalty is higher than any of them could ever imagine…

Nor once dreamed of seeing the wondrous wealth and beauty of Ilara, the kingdom that’s ruled her village for as long as anyone can remember. But when a childhood accident left her with a permanent scar, it became clear that her identical twin sister, Zadie, would likely be chosen to marry the Crown Prince—while Nor remained behind, unable to ever set foot on land.

Then Zadie is gravely injured, and Nor is sent to Ilara in her place. To Nor’s dismay, her future husband, Prince Ceren, is as forbidding and cold as his home—a castle carved into a mountain and devoid of sunlight. And as she grows closer to Ceren’s brother, the charming Prince Talin, Nor uncovers startling truths about a failing royal bloodline, a murdered queen…and a plot to destroy the home she was once so eager to leave.

In order to save her people, Nor must learn to negotiate the treacherous protocols of a court where lies reign and obsession rules. But discovering her own formidable strength may be the one move that costs her everything: the crown, Varenia and Zadie.

Categories
Young Adult Royalty, Young Adult Family, Young Adult Social Themes, Young Adult Fantasy

Don't Look Down by Hilary Davidson

19 June 2017 | By Hilary Davidson | Filed in: young-adult-paranormal.

From the Amazon Charts bestselling author of One Small Sacrifice, a gripping mystery about a sinister murder that everyone wants to stay buried—except one dogged NYPD detective.

Jo Greaver is a model of success. Young and ambitious, she’s built a thriving beauty business from nothing. But she has secrets she’ll do anything to keep buried. When her blackmailer offers to meet, Jo expects to pay him off—but gets a bullet instead. Bleeding and in shock, Jo flees with no one to turn to.

When NYPD detective Sheryn Sterling and her partner, Rafael Mendoza, find Andray Baxter murdered in his own home—shot through the heart—everything points to Jo as the killer. Her blood is at the scene, and so are disturbing photos of her taken as a young teen. But Sheryn has doubts. Was the kindhearted Andray really a criminal? Why did he repeatedly report finding spyware in his apartment? Was there something shady about Jo’s sister dying a year earlier?

Something’s not right, and it’s up to Sheryn to piece together the sinister puzzle, no matter the cost.

Frederick Douglass by David W. Blight

19 June 2017 | By David W. Blight | Filed in: zambia.

**Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History**

*Winner of the Bancroft, Parkman, Los Angeles Times (biography), Lincoln, Plutarch, and Christopher Awards*

Named one of the Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Time

“Extraordinary…a great American biography” (The New Yorker) of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.

As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence he bore witness to the brutality of slavery.

Initially mentored by William Lloyd Garrison, Douglass spoke widely, using his own story to condemn slavery. By the Civil War, Douglass had become the most famed and widely travelled orator in the nation. In his unique and eloquent voice, written and spoken, Douglass was a fierce critic of the United States as well as a radical patriot. After the war he sometimes argued politically with younger African Americans, but he never forsook either the Republican party or the cause of black civil and political rights.

Oblivion's Reach by Michael Stafford

19 June 2017 | By Michael Stafford | Filed in: eritrea.

This is your chance to win a copy of the first book in the Darkness Series "Oblivion’s Reach".

If you were ever curious about what the battle for the souls of mankind would look like, prepare to experience it as a small band of believers call upon the Archangel Michael and his Angelic Warriors as Satan and his Demonic Fallen Angels wreak havoc on our world. Their efforts to prevent anyone from being saved goes to the extreme in this thrilling novel by Michael Stafford and Don Gladden. If you enjoyed the Left Behind series, you will love this book as well as it sets the scene for the upcoming Rapture.

This book will inspire your faith and prove the power of prayer.

Losing Jon by David Parrish

19 June 2017 | By David Parrish | Filed in: art-history.

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In 1990, Jon and Mickey Bowie, 19 year-old identical twin brothers, met up with friends to drink beers and party at a Red Roof Inn outside of Columbia, Maryland. There were fifteen teenagers and two cases of beer and the music was probably louder than it should have been. Police came to break up the party and while doing so violently beat the twin brothers, leaving their faces bloody and eyes swollen shut. Outraged, the Bowie brothers pressed charges against the police officers for excessive force. These charges led to months of harassment and intimidation by the police. Just before the brothers were to appear in court to face the police, Jon Bowie turns up dead, his body discovered on top of the backstop at the high school baseball field, and his death was immediately declared a suicide. However, as witnesses stepped forward and the events of the weeks and days leading up to Bowie's death are discovered, it became clear that this was no suicide.


Could a charge of excessive force be enough to convince a police officer to murder a teenager?

Children in the Woods by Erik Knockaert

19 June 2017 | By Erik Knockaert | Filed in: the-world.

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This is a true story of how the author, a Texas attorney, explored the spirit realm, following clues left by ancient writers in the Bible and testing their techniques.

This book tells how I learned to open my eyes to the spirit realm, all that befell me when I did, the beings I met, and what they taught me.

I had encounters with God, the Reaper, the Devil, angels, demons, ghosts, and other things. I avoided my own death, lived a borrowed year in the mountains, uncovered techniques that were lost, and received new revelation about scripture.

This book teaches mysteries. Heaven can be entered before death. There are courts we can access for cleansing. God’s plan of redemption is far beyond what theology guessed. God is a loving father, not a vengeful deity. A time of healing is coming, greater than in the Bible. There is even a path of life to supernatural health.

The cover art depicts Matthew 18:3, where Christ said you must enter the spirit realm like children. This book shares how we tried.

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God bless you all,
Erik Knockaert
GoodGrainMinistry.com

Wind River Undercover by Lindsay McKenna

19 June 2017 | By Lindsay McKenna | Filed in: x-men.

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For native Guatemalan Ana Navarro, nothing is more satisfying than capturing drug traffickers for the U.S. DEA. Her career has always been her focus, but just as she’s beginning to yearn for something more, she’s given a brand-new assignment with DEA agent Gabe Whitcomb. In his well-worn Stetson and boots, he’s part cowboy and part law enforcement, a combination Ana finds irresistibly sexy. But desire has no place on a job as dangerous as this one, because the drug lord they’re after is the violent fugitive who killed her father . . .

Gabe’s worked some treacherous assignments in the past, but this one raises every alarm—and not just because his partner is a gorgeous woman with the grace of a cat and a sniper’s deadly aim. He and Ana are being sent to the Wind River Valley where he grew up—and where his adoptive parents still own a ranch just eighty miles from the Elson family, who have been recruited into the ruthless Gonzalez cartel. Posing as new ranch-owners and ingratiating themselves with the Elsons to uncover evidence, Ana and Gabe can only fight the heat flaring between them until they realize that building a life together, here in Wind River, is worth risking everything for . . .

Code Name Hélène by Ariel Lawhon

19 June 2017 | By Ariel Lawhon | Filed in: m-m-contemporary.

The newest feat of historical fiction from the New York Times bestselling author of I Was Anastasia, is based on the life of socialite spy Nancy Wake. This astonishing woman led French Resistance forces, saved countless lives, and went on to become one of the most decorated women in World War II. If you're looking for a portrait of a smart, resourceful, powerful woman, look no further.

Hideous Exuberance by Stephen C. Bird

19 June 2017 | By Stephen C. Bird | Filed in: human-capital.

The predecessor / doppelgänger / kindred spirit of “Catastrophically Consequential”. Incongruous, inappropriate, preposterous; trashy, explicit, poetic, phantasmagorical. Blasphemous, impressionistic, inflammatory; outrageous, unstructured, inane. A highbrow-lowbrow, comic-fantasy-nightmare. A flamboyant, surrealistic, experimental reaction to the random nature of existence. It's the book your parents raised you not to write.

Please refer to the Blog Posting on the Stephen C. Bird Author Profile Page for Reviews and Quotes from Goodreads Reviews for "Hideous Exuberance".