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mercoledì 31 marzo 2021

La verità è che non ti odio abbastanza di Felicia Kingsley

 

 

Lexi è una principessa, non delle favole, ma dell'Upper East Side. La sua vita perfetta da facoltosa ereditiera di un impero finanziario scorre tra feste esclusive e shopping sfrenato nel quartiere più lussuoso di New York. A ventisette anni ha già la certezza di un futuro luminoso, di aver vinto la partita, almeno finché un affascinante sconosciuto non le cambia le carte. Il principe azzurro? No, è Eric Chambers, detective di punta dell'FBI, che sta indagando su una truffa miliardaria in cui è coinvolta la famiglia Sloan, venuto a spodestarla dal suo trono. Tanto attraente quanto ruvido e poco disponibile, Eric la reputa viziata e superficiale, e la tratta con distacco e indifferenza. Tra i due è subito guerra. Con tutti i suoi beni confiscati, Lexi si ritrova in mezzo a una strada da un giorno all'altro, ma lei non ha nessuna intenzione di rimanerci. Anzi! Se Eric le ha tolto tutto, dovrà essere lui ad aiutarla e Lexi non accetterà un no come risposta, almeno finché non sarà riuscita a riabilitare il nome della sua famiglia, anche perché lei sarebbe una preziosa risorsa per le indagini. Riusciranno l'ereditiera che cuoce i toast usando il ferro da stiro e l'integerrimo detective di Brooklyn a collaborare senza scannarsi? O senza... innamorarsi?

I cinque cadaveri di Robert Bryndza

 

 

Sono passati quindici anni da quando Kate Marshall, una giovane e ambiziosa detective, fermò il famigerato cannibale di Nine Elms, a Londra. L'arresto, invece di un trionfo, si tramutò in un incubo. Tradita da tutti, umiliata, presa d'assalto dai media per le scioccanti verità rivelate dall'assassino, la sua promettente carriera in polizia finì con uno scandalo. Da allora i fantasmi del passato hanno continuato a ossessionare Kate che, nonostante il tempo trascorso, non è mai riuscita a lasciarsi quell'esperienza alle spalle. È andata via da Londra e si è trasferita in una piccola città costiera, dove cerca con tutte le forze di dimenticare. Ma un ammiratore del serial killer di Nine Elms ha deciso di seguire le orme del suo idolo, e Kate sa che non può restare a guardare senza intervenire. Fermare l'assassino potrebbe essere la sua unica occasione di riscatto, e non solo. Quindici anni prima Kate ha rischiato di diventare la quinta vittima del Cannibale. E adesso il nuovo mostro ha intenzione di finire il lavoro del suo predecessore...

The A-Z Guide to Federal Employment Laws For the Small Business Owner by Atlantic Publishing Company

 

 

The recent spike in the number of violations of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act has resulted in dozens of multimillion-dollar lawsuits from both large and small businesses. Federal employment laws were not written to assist small business owners in running their businesses, making it difficult to understand the somewhat complex legalese. Luckily, there is an easy way to avoid being one of the numerous companies involved in class-action labor lawsuits.<br><br>The A–Z Guide to Federal Employment Laws for the Small Business Owner details the labor laws you must follow as a small business owner to stay in good standing. In a clear, easy-to-understand format, you will learn every detail to stay ahead of the government’s requirements and run a successful business. You will learn the intricate details of the federal acts and how they apply to you and your business. You will learn everything in regards to age and disability discrimination, equal pay requirements, affirmative action, civil rights enactments, and worker retraining as it relates to your business.<br><br>You will learn which laws your company specifically must follow and how state laws might further designate what you need to know when hiring a new worker. There is a run down of each kind of business and how certain worker-safety laws, such as OSHA, EPPA, and COBRA, apply to your business. You will be shown exactly how each of these laws is enforced and what you can expect if you fail to do so — including the requisite fines, possible sanctions, or even loss of licensing in certain cases. The tools you need to comply with these laws are provided in entirety, along with the federal and state agencies you will be working with. If you are considering starting or expanding your business, The A–Z Guide to Federal Employment Laws for the Small Business Owner will provide every detail you need to effectively manage and maintain your growing workforce. <br><br>Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president’s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed. <br><br><b><i>This Atlantic Publishing eBook was professionally written, edited, fact checked, proofed and designed. The print version of this book is 288 pages and you receive exactly the same content. Over the years our books have won dozens of book awards for content, cover design and interior design including the prestigious Benjamin Franklin award for excellence in publishing. We are proud of the high quality of our books and hope you will enjoy this eBook version. </b></i>

Sacrifice by S. A. Santos

 

 

Kat woke up to find herself locked in an asylum against her will. She’s confused and couldn’t remember what happened that she ended up in this place.
Slowly she fought off the sedatives the nurse kept pumping into her veins and some rational thoughts and memories seeped into her consciousness.
Will she be able to fight off the despair and leave that place? If only Jason knew what happened to her... No, she couldn’t afford to think about Jason.

Jason kept his distance from Kat for years. But when Kat’s best friend calls him and asks for his help, he packs his bags and takes the next flight to South Carolina.
He made some calls and put his plan into motion to find Kat and retrieve her.
Please, don’t let her be hurt.
Jason summoned his self-control and blocked his overwhelming emotions.
He’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe and bring justice to the ones that hurt her even if it means surrendering to their desires.

**Adult Content**
**Explicit Sex Scenes**

The Magician's Curse: A Paranormal Romance (The Great Dagmaru) (Volume 1) by Linda G. Hill

 

 

She seeks adventure. He battles his darkness. Will a curse end their beautiful magic?

A 2017 Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer's Choice Award Winner!

Herman Anderson hopes there's more to life than her challenging past. So when a mysterious and alluring stage magician invites her to be his assistant, the seventeen-year-old can't wait to start the behind-the-scenes training at his gothic Ontario mansion. But after she senses a growing attraction between her and the trained illusionist, she wonders what's holding him back from stirring love's magic.

Stephen Dagmar lives every day with the knowledge of his family's curse. But as he sets the path in motion to destroy the dark sorcery, his stunningly beautiful stage partner throws his plan into turmoil. And as the sparks shine brighter with each passing moment, the magician fears that breaking free of the spell will crush Herman's heart.

As the days tick down to Herman's 18th birthday, she starts to unlock the secrets of the Dagmar family mansion. And each one is stranger and more painful than the last…

Will the magician and his assistant break their supernatural chains to discover true love?

The Magician's Curse: A Paranormal Romance is Linda G. Hill's enchanting debut book in her series, The Great Dagmaru. If you like passionate partnerships, hidden secrets, and powerful magic, then you'll love this captivating tale.

Buy The Magician's Curse to uncover the dark truth today!

 

It's Always Been You (Wedding Planners) by L.L. Diamond and Carol S. Bowes

 

 

All Ellie ever dreamed of was the perfect vacation.Ellie Barrett’s first glimpse of the island resort is everything she dreamed when she planned her long-awaited tropical getaway—sun, sand, and miles of brilliant aquamarine water. She’d made it! Two whole weeks to explore paradise. What could possibly be better?Perhaps an athletic man in board shorts with a body to die for and a pair of stunning blue eyes? On her first evening, she meets William. Intelligent, amazing to talk to, and hot as sin, he’d never be interested in her, but it didn’t mean she couldn’t enjoy the view while it lasted!But perfection isn’t bound to last. What if William isn’t everything he seems? When love persists over all obstacles, is it enough? How can Ellie trust William and protect her heart at the same time?

The Highlander’s Rescued Maiden: The Lairds Most Likely Book 9 Kindle Edition by Anna Campbell

 

 

The myth of Fair Ellen of the Isles.

Across the Highlands, people recount the legend of a beautiful lassie in a tower, locked away from her clamorous suitors by a tyrannical father. Any person of sense dismisses the story as a fairy tale, no more substantial than a wisp of Scottish mist.

Rogue or hero? Or a little bit of both?

Dashing Highlander Will Mackinnon is a devil with the ladies, disinclined to fall for such romantic nonsense. But one day, his storm-tossed boat washes ashore at a rocky island dominated by a stone tower. Inside the tower, he discovers lovely, gallant Ellen Cameron and a passion that eclipses anything he’s experienced before in his reckless life.

Danger and desire…

This brave adventurer vows to rescue the captive maiden and make her his own forever. But dark shadows gather about the lovers and threaten to destroy all their hopes for happiness. Will has found the love of a lifetime – but will it end up costing him his life?

One Split Second: The Distracted Driving Epidemic - How It Kills and How We Can Fix It 1st Edition by Vijay Dixit and Antonia Felix

 

 

Our addiction to cell phones has made distracted driving a national epidemic. State patrol officers who deal with crashes every day see the phone as the new “open bottle” in the car that makes drivers impaired and dangerous. Add phones and other devices to the many types of distraction we already face—from tuning the radio to drinking coffee behind the wheel—and we have a crisis. But this crisis can be turned back if drivers make the right choice, the safe choice. One Split Second can help drivers make that best choice. This book is a one-of-a-kind resource that brings together real-life stories, facts and figures, fascinating research about our behavior behind the wheel, and expert perspectives on how we can end the distraction epidemic. It is a book no driver can live without.

Midnight Oil: An Anthology by Joe King (Author), Taylor Ford (Author), Sarah Stein (Author), D.A. Roach (Author), Joe Pranaitis and 5 others

 

 

The worlds of multiple authors stalk in the shadows of the late-night hours of the Midnight Oil Anthology, a collection of stories highlighting tales of deception. Mingled with romance, horror, dark humor, and fantasy, this suspenseful collection of stories will have readers on the edge of their seats, biting their nails in worry, and unable to put it down until they know what happens next. The collection features works from both established and emerging authors, who were hand-selected for this project. The assembly of authors includes Joe King, author of the five-star rated meta-fiction hit Raw Egg, Taylor Floyd, highly-acclaimed fantasy author of A Nightingale’s Tale, romance-writing guru Sarah Stein, D.A. Roach, who is most known for various genres of YA novels but also writes series novels of horror and dark fiction, Joe Pranaitis, an acclaimed Sci-fi/Fantasy writer, Freya LeCrow, who has been an author for many years and has created many mystery and paranormal stories, Viv Drewa, a.k.a. The Owl Lady, who writes fictional murder, mystery, romance, and adventure books, Karen Vaughan—a humorous storyteller of murder and mystery, Southern Owl Publications publisher and author, Crystal L. Gauthier, and Skyler Rankin, the newest on the literary scene as an author of YA, paranormal, and mystery stories. All of these authors are of high caliber, and the Midnight Oil anthology is a collection of writing that has something for everybody. From thrills to chills and side-splitting shrills, this collection is sure to please readers of all tastes. For those who dare to turn its pages, just be sure to keep that midnight oil burning.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: A Noir Psychological Suspense Thriller by Bryan Quinn

 

 

Sometimes a good deed is best left undone.

Nelson McCormack, America's richest man, is going to learn this simple lesson the hard way--the Mob way.

McCormack is a man on top of the world when his life takes a nightmarish plunge the fateful evening he stumbles upon a Mafia don's wallet in the gutter, never imagining he will find himself there against his will--and worse.
   
A good deed that will not go unpunished.

A noir psychological thriller set in New York City

 

THE KILLER ANGEL: The Recollections of a Legend by Myles Stafford

 

 

THE KILLER ANGEL: A massive, thrilling, first-person adventure into the end of civilization. It's her story - in her own words - of how she became a legendary part of history. Survival. That was the gift of Nicki Redstone. In a darkness that seemed permanent, she was a burning flame of courage, bringing light when there was none.

Moments We Love by Balroop Singh

 

 

Moments of fragrant love that stand frozen in time, of dreams that dare not unfold, of passion that fleets by, of erratic joy that we meet at the crossroads of life; butterflies of time that add color to our dark moments to scare the demons away – I have gathered all of them in this book. Some of them whisper softly to create a magical aura while spring of life sings with them, trying to wipe silent tears. Mother Nature steps in with all her grandeur to breath quiet messages of tranquility.Each poem would soothe your emotions with élan and add a dash of color to your life. Life – that doesn’t halt for your sad moments; it just floats by. You just need to dive in to soak in myriads of moments to discover how they could ignite positive tones. All the poems in this collection are imaginary but inspired from people around me, some of whom chose to share their frustrations and tremors with me. My imaginative muse transformed them into poetry. Memories and moments merge hereToday when I return to shareThe glow of rainbows,Embers of emotional entreatiesAnd smoldering debris.

Queen of the Quantum Realm: Book One of the Nanosia Series by Rhonda Denise Johnson

 

 

A fantasy novel for young adults and teens. Magic powers strive for control of a world of science.

Quiet yet discontented Hadley Town is about to wake up to a nightmare.

Fourteen-year-old Jawan hadn’t been allowed to see his parents in eight years after the powerful Earth mage apprenticed him, and now he never will. They’d been struck down by the deadly purple plague that ravages Hadley Town. When his master’s magic fails to find a clue to this mystery ailment, Jawan embarks on his own search, and finds himself trapped in a world one billionth his normal size.

In the world of Nanosia where Queen Quanta is queen of the Quantum Realm, subatomic particles have a life and culture all their own. Jawan knows he doesn’t belong in this world. He I desperate to go home, but he has to find a clue to the plague and stop the dastardly Lord Elveston whose machinations threaten both worlds.

 

The Crows (Pagham-on-Sea) by C. M. Rosens (Author), Charlotte Ashley (Editor), Thomas Brown (Illustrator)

 

 

Carrie Rickard, leaving an abusive relationship back in London, tries to escape her own past by throwing herself into her restoration project: Fairwood House, known to locals of Pagham-on-Sea as The Crows. Unable to resist as it whispers to her, Carrie’s obsession only grows when she discovers it was the site of a gruesome unsolved murder.

As Carrie digs deeper into the mystery surrounding the bloodless child stuffed up the kitchen chimney in the 1950s, she awakens dark and dangerous forces that threaten her own life.

Cue an introduction to her eldritch neighbour, Ricky Porter, a foul-mouthed modern-day Merlin in a hoody and a tracksuit, who claims he can see the future. But Ricky, as obsessed with The Crows as Carrie is, has an agenda and several secrets of his own, not least of which are what’s really under his hood, and what he’s got in the cellar…

...Is his offer of help sincere? Or is he the reason she's doomed?

THE CROWSis a Gothic Paranormal novel for fans of haunted houses, eldritch monsters, and things that go bump in the night.Content Warning for psychological abuse, body horror, gore, strong language, and scenes of an unsettling nature.

 

Causality: Vol. 1 by Angela Daniel

 

 

"For anyone that will listen. I would like to tell you a story..." The red sun of Royal Galactic Space is dying. As it slowly expands it will devastate all of the planets of its system. In the midst of their impending doom an unprecedented galactic event occurs. A great flash displaces people across the galaxy, drawing Dra'enna, Elliott and Nick from their lives on Earth into the drama as it unfolds. Without the benefit of her memories or any clue as to what she's supposed to do, Dra'enna is taken in by the “First Family” and soon learns that she will play an important part in the coming of the end. In a desperate race for time Dra'enna and her unusual crew traverse the system looking for clues and answers that could save everyone. But hidden truths, unexplained phenomenon and deception corrupt the mission, making it nearly impossible to solve the mysteries that could save them. That could save everyone. On the edge of complete civil upheaval and war, it is up to Dre and her companions to figure it all out in time and maybe even find a way home.

martedì 30 marzo 2021

Strage di Stato: Le verità nascoste della Covid-19 di Pasquale Bacco, Angelo Giorgianni, Nicola Gratteri

 

 

Quis custodiet custodes? Chi vigilerà sui guardiani della città? È la domanda che ci poniamo, di fronte alla vicenda terribile della covid-19. Una storia in pieno svolgimento, che vede istituzioni rispettabili agire in senso opposto agli obbiettivi conclamati. Cosa succede, se chi dà gli ordini non sa oppure inganna, se gli organismi di controllo tacciono e l’informazione disinforma? Muoiono innocenti che si potevano salvare. Scompaiono diritti che si dovevano tutelare. S’imbocca la via di un inferno, da cui solo l’amor del vero potrà distoglierci.

 

 

Guarire il Covid-19 a Casa: Manuale per Terapia Domiciliare Personalizzata di Mauro Rango

 

 

L’autore, Mauro Rango è l’ideatore e fondatore del Movimento IppocrateOrg, nato per offrire una luce, in questo difficile periodo che stiamo vivendo, in grado di farci “scalfire il velo che ci separa dalla realtà“Egli trasferisce in questo libro l’esperienza vissuta – ormai da quasi un anno – da tutti coloro che lo hanno affiancato in questa iniziativa meritoria e da tutte le persone sofferenti che hanno cercato aiuto rivolgendosi al Movimento. Un Movimento che ha raccolto intorno a sé l’adesione di un numeroso gruppo di volontari: medici, psicologi, tecnici informatici, e professionalità varie: Uomini e donne che hanno abbracciato con generosità e dedizione il progetto per rendere vivo il pensiero che ci connette al coraggio, alla virtù e alla conoscenza, consapevoli che solo la bellezza e l’Amore nobilitano la nostra esistenza. Un libro alla portata di tutti in cui l’autore cattura l’attenzione del lettore fin dalla prefazione; i casi riportati nell’opera, testimoniano la concreta capacità di intervenire tempestivamente, con le cure adeguate, nell’ offrire un sostegno laddove se ne invoca un bisogno.

Il sistema. Potere, politica affari: storia segreta della magistratura italiana di Alessandro Sallusti

 

 

Ottobre 2020: per la prima volta nella storia della magistratura un ex membro del Csm viene radiato dall'ordine giudiziario. Chi è Luca Palamara? Una carriera brillante avviata con la presidenza dell'Associazione nazionale magistrati a trentanove anni. A quarantacinque viene eletto nel Consiglio superiore della magistratura e, alla guida della corrente di centro, Unità per la Costituzione, contribuisce a determinare le decisioni dell'organo di autogoverno dei giudici. A fine maggio 2019, accusato di rapporti indebiti con imprenditori e politici e di aver lavorato illecitamente per orientare incarichi e nomine, diventa l'emblema del malcostume giudiziario. Incalzato dalle domande di Alessandro Sallusti, in questo libro Palamara racconta cosa sia il "Sistema" che ha pesantemente influenzato la politica italiana. "Tutti quelli - colleghi magistrati, importanti leader politici e uomini delle istituzioni molti dei quali tuttora al loro posto - che hanno partecipato con me a tessere questa tela erano pienamente consapevoli di ciò che stava accadendo." Il "Sistema" è il potere della magistratura, che non può essere scalfito: tutti coloro che ci hanno provato vengono abbattuti a colpi di sentenze, o magari attraverso un abile cecchino che, alla vigilia di una nomina, fa uscire notizie o intercettazioni sulla vita privata o i legami pericolosi di un magistrato. È quello che succede anche a Palamara: nel momento del suo massimo trionfo (l'elezione dei suoi candidati alle due più alte cariche della Corte di Cassazione), comincia la sua caduta. "Io non voglio portarmi segreti nella tomba, lo devo ai tanti magistrati che con queste storie nulla c'entrano."

Rovina e ascesa. Grishaverse di Leigh Bardugo (Autore), Roberta Verde (Traduttore)

 

 

"Disprezza il tuo cuore." Era quello che volevo. Non volevo più essere in lutto, soffrire per qualche perdita o per i sensi di colpa, o per la preoccupazione. Volevo essere dura, calcolatrice. Volevo essere impavida. Fino a poco prima mi era sembrato possibile. Ora ne ero meno sicura. L'Oscuro ha ormai esteso il suo dominio su Ravka grazie al suo esercito di creature mostruose. Per completare i suoi piani, gli manca solo avere nuovamente al suo fianco Alina, la sua Evocaluce. La giovane Grisha, anche se indebolita e costretta ad accettare la protezione dell'Apparat e di fanatici che la venerano come una Santa, non ha perso però le speranze: non tutto è perduto, sempre che un certo principe, sfacciato e fuorilegge, sia sopravvissuto, e che lei riesca a trovare la leggendaria creatura alata di Morozova, la chiave per liberare l'unico potere in grado di sconfiggere l'Oscuro e distruggere la Faglia. Per riuscirci, la potente Grisha dovrà tessere nuove alleanze e mettere da parte le vecchie rivalità. Nel farlo, verrà a conoscenza di alcuni segreti del passato dell'Oscuro che getteranno finalmente luce sulla natura del legame che li unisce e del potere che l'uomo esercita su di lei. Con una nuova guerra alle porte, Alina si avvia verso il compimento del proprio destino, consapevole che opporsi all'ondata di crescente oscurità che lambisce il suo paese potrebbe costarle proprio quel futuro per cui combatte da sempre.

The Anti-Christ by Friedrich Nietzsche

 

 

Here is Friedrich Nietzsche's great masterpiece The Anti-Christ, wherein Nietzsche attacks Christianity as a blight on humanity. This classic is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand Nietzsche and his place within the history of philosophy. "We should not deck out and embellish Christianity: it has waged a war to the death against this higher type of man, it has put all the deepest instincts of this type under its ban, it has developed its concept of evil, of the Evil One himself, out of these instincts-the strong man as the typical reprobate, the 'outcast among men.' Christianity has taken the part of all the weak, the low, the botched; it has made an ideal out of antagonism to all the self-preservative instincts of sound life; it has corrupted even the faculties of those natures that are intellectually most vigorous, by representing the highest intellectual values as sinful, as misleading, as full of temptation. The most lamentable example: the corruption of Pascal, who believed that his intellect had been destroyed by original sin, whereas it was actually destroyed by Christianity!" -Friedrich Nietzsche

Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche

 

 

Insanity in individuals is something rare—but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.

Nietzsche’s famous work Beyond Good and Evil follows up on the morality ideas presented in his prior publication, Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883), and further challenges the accepted standards previous philosophers held surrounding morality. This nine part work, which includes an entire chapter (Chapter IV) of short aphorisms, has become a mainstay in philosophical thinking

Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

 

 

Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a philosophical novel by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, published in four parts between 1883 and 1891. As one of the most influential works in modern nihilism, the book follows the life, speeches, and travels of Zarathustra, the originator of Zoroastrianism. Thus Spoke Zarathustra argues man should seek to perfect himself during his life on earth, surpassing societal standards of morality and goodness. The ideal is - man transforming himself into the “Übermensch,” a more evolved, superhuman-like state of being. Thus Spoke Zarathustra argues every man should follow his own path not dictated by societal conventions. This work is fundamental in guiding existentialist thought and the study of modern philosophy.

 

 

What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire by Charles Bukowski

 

 

 

This second posthumous collection from Charles Bukowski takes readers deep into the raw, wild vein of writing that extends from the early 70s to the 1990s.

Confessions of a Tween Superheroine: The Dunk'N Divaz Series (PlayBook 1) by J. M. Guy (Author), Jay Montgomery (Illustrator)

 

 

 

I’M JAZMIN SKYLYN GILLETTE, AND I HAVE A CONFESSION TO MAKE: I never really planned on being a superhero. Jazmin “Skylie G.” Gillette is a crafty middle schooler with big dreams and a wild imagination. She's searching high and low for the next big break for her singing group, The Divaz Five. Mission: Get a record deal. Dr. Billion "Dolla Billz" Norruson is a retired professional basketball player turned coach and video game scientist. He's searching high and low for basketball players to transform into slam-dunking superheroes. Mission: Save the world from sports-led destruction. When these two missions collide, the game of basketball and the world of sports and music will never be the same again. Go on a dunk-credible adventure with Jazmin, Briella, Janaya, Amani, and Takara, and discover how through a sudden twist of fate, they stumble upon the most unlikely opportunity—to become The Dunk’N Divaz—tween superheroines who fight crime and promote fairplay, one slam, one jam at a time...eventually. Confessions of a Tween Superheroine is J.M. Guy's first book in The Dunk'N Divaz series that's entertaining for kids of all ages, adults, and hoop lovers from around the world.

Squalor, New Mexico by Lisette Brodey

 

 

Darla McKendrick is nine when she first hears her mother and her aunt Didi secretly discussing their younger sister, Rebecca, speculating about her life in squalor. From the moment Darla asks to know more about her mysterious aunt, she is offered nothing but half-truths, distortions, and evasions.

As Darla grows into her teen years, her life is oddly yet profoundly affected by this woman she has never known. She can't help but notice that Rebecca seems to exist only in dark corners of conversations and that no one ever wants to talk about her-with Darla.

SQUALOR, NEW MEXICO is a coming-of-age story shrouded in family mystery. As the plot takes twists and turns, secrets are revealed not only to Darla but to the "secret keepers" as well. Darla learns that families are only as strong as the truths they hold and as weak as the secrets they keep.

 

A Moment in Time: A Romantic-Suspense by J.G. MacLeod

 

 

He's an ex con; she's his teacher. Will their secret pasts destroy them, or be the key to their redemption?

Lily Macarthur teaches psychology at an adult ed. school by day, and runs from her past every chance she gets. When she attends course registration the last week of summer break, she never imagines she'll meet a student with a past as mysterious as her own.

Chad Anderson is instantly attracted to Lily, but he's been in prison so long he knows better than to expect such an intelligent woman to fall for a guy like him. He takes a risk and signs up for her class, hoping to get to know her better, and to start over.

A chance encounter one fall night throws the unlikely pair together for survival, friendship, and perhaps something more. But forces beyond their control threaten to destroy more than just their reputations. In a world full of bystanders, will someone take a stand against the powers of evil?

Everything can change in A Moment in Time.

Based on a true beginning, this romantic-suspense novel contains a psychological twist that will leave you questioning everything. Reviews appreciated. Recommended for 18+ for some steamy scenes & language.

 

A Woman Called Red by M. B. Tosi

 

 

In the years after the Revolutionary War, seventeen-year-old Hannah Anderson's life changes drastically. In the once peaceful setting of a mission in eastern Ohio, the threat of war fills the air. Worse yet, Hannah's beloved mother and baby brother die, which leaves an unfillable void in the Anderson household. When her preacher father becomes despondent and unapproachable, Hannah seeks solace in the forest, and by chance, meets an enigmatic stranger who befriends her. Tragedy strikes, however, and Hannah faces a long recovery from a devastating injury.

In the Treaty of Paris in 1783, many Native American homelands are granted to the United States. This vast area of land bordering the Great Lakes is called the Northwest Territory, and Ohio is included in the land grant. Against the backdrop of Native tribes converging in Ohio for battle, Hannah faces abandonment by her father and an arranged marriage. While contemplating her own personal issues, she is captured by a militant tribe and nearly killed. The story culminates in the Battle of Fallen Timbers, and Hannah's ultimate choice for her future.

"M.B. Tosi's new series continues with A Woman Called Red, an exciting post-Revolutionary War story about Ohio & the Battle of Fallen Timbers. As with all of her books, this one is alive with adventure, genuine history, difficult decisions and faith. Enjoy!"
- Jim Langford,
Director Emeritus of University of Notre Dame Press

We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker

 

 

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

“A vibrant, engrossing, unputdownable thriller that packs a serious emotional punch. One of those rare books that surprise you along the way and then linger in your mind long after you have finished it.”
―Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds


Right. Wrong. Life is lived somewhere in between.


Duchess Day Radley is a thirteen-year-old self-proclaimed outlaw. Rules are for other people. She is the fierce protector of her five-year-old brother, Robin, and the parent to her mother, Star, a single mom incapable of taking care of herself, let alone her two kids.

Walk has never left the coastal California town where he and Star grew up. He may have become the chief of police, but he’s still trying to heal the old wound of having given the testimony that sent his best friend, Vincent King, to prison decades before. And he's in overdrive protecting Duchess and her brother.

Now, thirty years later, Vincent is being released. And Duchess and Walk must face the trouble that comes with his return. We Begin at the End is an extraordinary novel about two kinds of families―the ones we are born into and the ones we create.

The Cherrywood Banjo by Pat McDermott

 

 

 Christmas is Coming, and County Mayo’s Connigan Clan is in Holiday Mode!
An American photographer and an Irish musician have a little too much in common…
A violent robbery leaves Gabrielle Roy afraid to venture out of the house alone. Determined to conquer her fear with the healing help of her cameras, Gabbi plans to expand her niche in landscape photography. Her friend Suzanne, a fellow Bostonian living in Ireland, lures her to County Mayo for Christmas using Westport’s spectacular scenery as bait. Once Suzanne and her husband Andy welcome Gabbi into their home, the cameras start flashing. Gabbi’s plan is on track until Andy’s troubled cousin tackles her to the ground.
Christmas brings Irish army veteran Ronan Swanton home to Westport to visit his family and sell the house bequeathed to him by his father. Ronan served with the U.N. Peacekeepers in Lebanon. His business education and his experience as a logistics officer should help him obtain a topnotch career, but mysterious nightmares and flashbacks confound him, and therapy isn’t helping. Playing his banjo provides his only means of refuge, until he meets Gabbi, a lady he encounters in a most unusual way.
Friendship develops when Ronan takes Gabbi driving to visit Croagh Patrick. A day trip to Dublin to view the city’s Christmas splendor deepens their growing affection. Though Ronan finds comfort in Gabbi’s companionship, his ongoing PTSD issues convince him he’s damaged and useless. Yet as their friendship slowly turns to love, they dare to look to the future, though the past intrudes and shatters their blossoming romance.
The risk of losing Gabbi serves as a call to arms for Ronan. Can he find the strength to win a woman who lives an ocean away? Can Gabbi make him realize he’s strong enough for anyone?
Perhaps the music and holiday magic of Ireland can help…

Unexpected Gifts by S. R. Mallery

 

 

A TRUE AMERICAN FAMILY SAGA: Can we learn from our ancestors? Do our relatives’ behaviors help shape our own? In "Unexpected Gifts" that is precisely what happens to Sonia, a confused college student, heading for addictions and forever choosing the wrong man. Searching for answers, she begins to read her family’s diaries and journals from America’s past: the Vietnam War, Woodstock, and Timothy Leary era; Tupperware parties, McCarthyism, and Black Power; the Great Depression, dance marathons, and Eleanor Roosevelt; the immigrant experience and the Suffragists. Back and forth the book journeys, linking yesteryear with modern life until finally, by understanding her ancestors' hardships and faults, she gains enough clarity to make some right choices.

Stealing Jia (Coletti Warlord Series Book 13) by Gail Koger (Author)

 

 

Jia grew up in an orphanage that turned children into master thieves and gave the school of hard knocks a run for its money. Jia’s psychic talents have kept her alive, but not out of trouble. While searching for her adopted brother, Jia finds herself on a galactic adventure with a horde of extra-terrestrial kids she’s determined to protect. Adding to the chaos is an Askole Battle Commander who claims she is his mate. How is that even possible? They’ve never met.

Trayon, the Battle Commander, is a deadly Askole. Huge. Battle hardened muscles. A regular warrior’s nightmare with black, armor-plated skin and tentacles. Who knew the scary guy was such an excellent kisser and had the heart of a romantic? All Jia ever wanted was a family of her own. Maybe an alien family wouldn’t be so bad.

To win Jia, Trayon must prove he loves her and she’s not some female the Coletti Overlord just sold him. But first, he has to keep the trouble magnet alive long enough to convince her.

Our Justice by John W. Howell

 

 

The terrorist leader and financier Matt Jacobs figured out a plan to eliminate the President. He is relying on John Cannon's stature as a hero to help him carry it off. John finds himself walking the fine line of pretending to help Matt while trying to figure out a countermeasure to the plan. The third book in the John J. Cannon Trilogy brings together two strong wills for a showdown. The question to be answered is who will feel the satisfaction that the achievement of justice delivers? John, Matt or neither?

This Just In: A Zombie Novel by Lisa Fedel

 

 

Adrian Chase always thought the zombie apocalypse would be fun; you bash in a few heads, gather up some food, and go on your merry way. But when reporters and journalists in her news building begin turning into flesh eating monsters, however, she realizes it's very different than what she's seen in movies.Armed with barely any food, a couple of Nerf weapons, and a vague idea of what is happening, she and a rag tag team of employees fight to survive as long as possible in their situation. Tensions quickly get high as people turn, both against each other and into zombies, what is happening becomes more and more apparent, and they're stuck in a small room in a small building.

 

 

Angels' Eyes: A Survival Guide for the Deep State, human relationships, family living, and society. by William Brian Worthy

 

 

A pre-requisite to reading this book should be to first read “The Naked Society” by Vance Packard, which was published in 1964. The state of our society was in fact much worse than Vance Packard portrayed, and in every way, should be more appropriately described as “The Torn Society.” Even five years before the publication of Vance Packard’s book, a turn in the way that people in our society were treated deviated from a normal respect of human rights into the proliferation of a philosophy to make humans available for the exploitation of other humans, namely the so called “upper crust” of society. The tools for achieving this would be modern technology. Our society cannot have peace because it is in conflict with itself, torn by tyranny from within. It is our society, The American Society, The Torn Society. To come to grips with this, the people and leaders of this society need to see what they have become. Fortunately, the angels in heaven saw that the demise of the human race would transpire if The Torn Society would be allowed to run its course. So they sent something to correct that course – their eyes.This Book is not for the faint-hearted. This book deals with several mature and serious issues. Will the "Torn Society" make the appropriate changes to become a better society? These are some of the many questions this book seeks to answer.

lunedì 29 marzo 2021

ATHANOR: The Secret Science of the Heart (I Quaderni del Bardo Edizioni di Stefano Donno)

The time of our civilisation, which is only one of the possible civilisations, can be transcribed synthetically through the categories of thought that specified axiologically its structure and continually remodelled it. Passages never clearly marked, if anything connoted, by that “barbarian residue” which, due to a certain instinctual pertinacity, were painstakingly exceeded. The border between reality and appearance is always very subtle, we find it so, even today in the persistence of certain scientifically anachronistic expressions; let us say, for example, that the sun rises and sets, instead of referring to the horizon. We need some time to get used to something that differs from the perception that we had of the world that is, we need time to change.This, for what it’s worth, is what we believe. In fact, however, it is only the persistences that weaken our conscious presence, which, in turn, manifests itself in a wealth of forms commensurate with the capacity we have to intuit them. Every achievement is as if a new mental being is produced, almost incapable of empathy with the past self. Ultimately, the shift over time determines a change of perspective, by regressing in the memory, we lose the sharpness of the state of mind that led to the choice or for which we risked that move. We simply change our mind and this has the effect of no longer permitting us to be that which we once were. It’s as if they slowly vanish, all the humours or moods that we have experienced converge here - there is no other time and if every shift creates a different vision of the world, everything can be changed in a single instant.

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BLACK HEARTS: Anima e Corpo - Il Sequel di SIMONA LA CORTE

 

 

Benjamin e Miranda coronano finalmente il loro sogno d’amore. Il tortuoso percorso, che li ha uniti e poi separati, sembra ormai un lontano ricordo e i due innamorati si godono le gioie della nuova vita insieme; ma i fantasmi del passato della rockstar si ripresentano con prepotenza, mettendo ancora una volta alla prova il loro legame. Tra romantici tramonti e oscure minacce, Benjamin e Miranda tornano per l’ultimo capitolo della loro storia d’amore, scandita a ritmo della musica e della passione.Nota dell’autrice: questo romanzo segue le vicende di narrate in Anima e Corpo, pertanto è necessaria la lettura del primo volume della serie.

Le ali sulla pelle di Franco Filiberto (Autore)

 

 

È da poco spuntata l’alba quando, in un parco pubblico ancora semi deserto, viene trovato il corpo esanime di un uomo: morte per cause naturali, sentenzia il medico legale arrivato sul posto, nessuna evidenza di reato per la polizia che fa trasportare il cadavere all’obitorio. Ordinaria amministrazione. Ma allora perché il commissario Pandolfi viene chiamato d’urgenza all’istituto di medicina legale? Cosa è cambiato in così poche ore? Chi è quell’uomo, da dove viene e perché il suo corpo è pieno di vecchie cicatrici? Molte domande alle quali il commissario dovrà dare una risposta. La ricerca della verità porterà Pandolfi in un mondo sfuggente, pieno d'insidie e di sospetti, ma l’enigma deve essere svelato, un enigma che affonda le sue radici in un luogo e in un tempo molto lontani. 


L'autore: Franco Filiberto è nato nel luglio del 1948. Per circa dieci anni è stato ufficiale presso la Brigata Paracadutisti Folgore a Pisa e Livorno. Attualmente vive e lavora a Pisa dove svolge l’attività di pubblicitario. Suoi racconti sono presenti in varie raccolte e antologie. Nel 2016 ha pubblicato “Di nuvole, brugole e altri misteri”, premiato al “Festival Internazionale Giallo Garda” nella categoria ebook. Nel 2017 ha pubblicato con Arpeggio Libero Editrice il thriller “La mossa del gambero” e, con la Oakmond Publishing, tre racconti gialli. Sono del 2019 “Via Roma 18. AAA Assassino cercasi” e “Zic. Il misterioso caso del graffitaro scomparso”. Il suo thriller “Le ali sulla pelle”, già premiato al “Festival Internazionale Giallo Garda” e al “Holmes Awards”, è alla sua seconda edizione.

No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

 

 

A NATIONAL BESTSELLER
 
“A book that reads like a prose poem, at once sublime, profane, intimate, philosophical, witty and, eventually, deeply moving.” New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice
 

“Wow. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much reading a book. What an inventive and startling writer…I’m so glad I read this. I really think this book is remarkable.” —David Sedaris 
 
From "a formidably gifted writer" (The New York Times Book Review), a book that asks: Is there life after the internet?


As this urgent, genre-defying book opens, a woman who has recently been elevated to prominence for her social media posts travels around the world to meet her adoring fans. She is overwhelmed by navigating the new language and etiquette of what she terms "the portal," where she grapples with an unshakable conviction that a vast chorus of voices is now dictating her thoughts. When existential threats--from climate change and economic precariousness to the rise of an unnamed dictator and an epidemic of loneliness--begin to loom, she posts her way deeper into the portal's void. An avalanche of images, details, and references accumulate to form a landscape that is post-sense, post-irony, post-everything. "Are we in hell?" the people of the portal ask themselves. "Are we all just going to keep doing this until we die?"

Suddenly, two texts from her mother pierce the fray: "Something has gone wrong," and "How soon can you get here?" As real life and its stakes collide with the increasingly absurd antics of the portal, the woman confronts a world that seems to contain both an abundance of proof that there is goodness, empathy, and justice in the universe, and a deluge of evidence to the contrary.

Fragmentary and omniscient, incisive and sincere, No One Is Talking About This is at once a love letter to the endless scroll and a profound, modern meditation on love, language, and human connection from a singular voice in American literature.

The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way: On Writers and Writing by Charles Bukowski and David Stephen Calonne

 

 

“Genius could be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way, or even to say a simple thing in a simpler way.”―Charles Bukowski

In The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way, Charles Bukowski considers the art of writing, and the art of living as a writer. Bringing together a variety of previously uncollected stories, columns, reviews, introductions, and interviews, this book finds him approaching the dynamics of his chosen profession with cynical aplomb, deflating pretensions and tearing down idols armed with only a typewriter and a bottle of beer. Beginning with the title piece―a serious manifesto disguised as off-handed remarks en route to the racetrack―The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way runs through numerous tales following the author’s adventures at poetry readings, parties, film sets, and bars, and also features an unprecedented gathering of Bukowski’s singular literary criticism. From classic authors like Hemingway to underground legends like d.a. levy to his own stable of obscure favorites, Bukowski uses each occasion to expound on the larger issues around literary production. The book closes with a handful of interviews in which he discusses his writing practices and his influences, making this a perfect guide to the man behind the myth and the disciplined artist behind the boozing brawler.

 

Correspondence 1949-1975 (New Heidegger Research) by Martin Heidegger (Author), Ernst Jünger (Author), Timothy Sean Quinn (Translator)

 

 

Beginning in 1949, the German novelist and essayist Ernst Jünger began a correspondence with the philosopher Martin Heidegger that lasted until Heidegger’s death in 1975. This volume contains the first English translation of their complete correspondence, as well as letters from Heidegger’s wife and son and others referred to in their correspondence. It also contains a translation of Jünger’s essay Across the Line (Über die Linie), his contribution to a Festschrift celebrating Heidegger’s sixtieth birthday.

Jünger’s and Heidegger’s correspondence is of enormous historical interest, revealing how both men came to understand their cultural roles in post-war Europe. It is valuable as well for showing the emergence of themes pervasive in Heidegger’s post-war thought: his cultural and political pessimism and his concern with the problem of global technology. The correspondence also reveals the evolution of a philosophical friendship between two writers central to twentieth century European thought, and the mutual influence that friendship worked on their writing.

 

The Metaphysics of German Idealism: A New Interpretation of Schelling's Philosophical Investigations into the Essence of Human Freedom and Matters 1st Edition by Martin Heidegger (Author), Ian Alexander Moore (Translator), Rodrigo Therezo (Translator)

 

 

This volume comprises the lecture course that Heidegger gave in 1941 on the metaphysics of German Idealism. The first part of the lecture course contains a preliminary consideration of the distinction between ground and existence. The elucidation of the conceptual history includes a striking confrontation with Kierkegaard’s and Jaspers’s concepts of existence, as well as an elucidation of the concept of existence in Being and Time, which Heidegger distinguishes from the former concepts. Heidegger’s self-interpretation is not an end in itself, however, but rather a way of pointing to Schelling’s distinction between ground and existence, whose root and inner necessity and whose various versions Heidegger discusses subsequently.

The second part of the lecture course is focused on Schelling’s ‘Freedom Essay’, which Heidegger regards as the pinnacle of the metaphysics of German Idealism.  Heidegger’s consideration of Schelling’s distinction between ground and existence finds its guiding thread in the introduction of the realms of Being – eternal or finite, each Being is a joining of the ground of existence and existence itself.  In a subsequent overview, Heidegger discusses the relation of the distinction between ground and existence to the essence of human freedom and to the essence of the human. On the basis of this discussion, it becomes possible to grasp the connection between freedom and evil in Schelling’s system.

This important work by Heidegger, published here in English for the first time, will be of great interest to students and scholars of philosophy and to anyone interested in Heidegger’s work.

 

UNnatural Selection: Moral Decay by Pastille Sheen

 

 

The year 2040. Earth is now a world where life-extending/saving drugs, procedures and technologies are severely restricted. Not because we don't have them or haven't discovered or invented them. But because the governments of the world enacted a law to severely restrict them! Human population growth has pushed the planet to its limits. As wars for resources continued to escalate. World leaders agree that to avert a global nuclear war and human extinction. The human population had to significantly decline by living as nature intended. Many disagreed, and secret organisations began to fight back, saving lives illegally.

Dragons in the Clouds by David Blair

 

 

Dragons in the Clouds is an epic adventure that takes place during a time period when Dragons were alive and freely roamed the land. The people during this time were getting eaten by a vicious species of Dragons. The ruling King finally orders the total annihilation of all living dragons. A powerful wizard, named Merlinius, who is a friend to the king, does not agree with the King's order, for Merlinius knows all Dragons are not what they seem. So he does what he must to protect a family of Dragons that he had befriended. And to protect his Dragon friends, Merlinius performs the spell of weightlessness and tells the Dragons to fly up and to hide in the cover of the Clouds. He then gives the Dragons strict instruction to live within the clouds and to only come down at night to eat. An apprentice to the wizard who has grandeur of his own has a plan for Dragons that he has hidden deep within a mountain cavern. Now enters a young boy, who had also befriended a dragon, though a very young one, suddenly find themselves caught between the Kings order and a battle that has begun between two species of Dragons. A battle that would determine control of the skies above the Kingdom of Albian. This Apprentice's plan has consequences that may bring the Kingdom and perhaps the very world we live in today to an devastating end.

Who Are We: Seeing Ourselves through the Eyes of One Another by Dr. Hussam Atef Elkhatib

 

 

Understanding who we are is a concern that entails seeing ourselves through the eyes one another. It is a philosophy that involves thoughtfulness of the full picture, an empathetic vision that incorporates the nature of our awareness. That perception leads to how we react and interact with our surroundings. There, we’d utilize not only our rationale but also how we reason a variety of basics. Those fundamentals are foundations that incorporate our backgrounds, beliefs, affiliations, the level of our knowledge, and whom we believe we are, to name a few. We could accomplish an appropriate vision via a correct observation that considers all the elements. It is a foresight that requires a thorough analysis, and that’s what this book is all about.

 

 

Stone Dead in Rio Vista: Small town murder mystery, with murder at the golf course in the over-55 community by Peter C. Bradbury

 

 

Small town murder mystery in sleepy Rio Vista, CA. There are no detectives and the police are more used to issuing traffic violations than investigating murder. The gossip around the golf club starts after the first murder. By the second, it's rife. With short chapters and no boring intricate details, this thriller by the very entertaining Peter C. Bradbury, will keep you reading from the first page.

 

 

falsely accused of the unthinkable: The truth is closer than anyone can imagine by Glenis Kellet

 

 

Another fast-paced murder mystery, thriller - fiction novel, enveloped in a romance: A man on the run and a distraught woman are both escaping very different unjust circumstances. Fate brings the pair together - ironically the injustices they suffer conclude in the same dramatic final twist!

Adventures in Mother-Sitting Kindle Edition by Doreen Cox (Author)

 

 

For a daughter, at age 61, being called “mommy” by her own mother was a heart-wrenching experience. This happened to the author during the course of a three-year adventure as the full-time caregiver to her mother, much loved yet caught up in a downward spiral of physical, mental, and developmentally regressed disabilities.

Each day is an adventure because when dementia is present, the typical actions involved with daily care habits become unpredictable. The experience is also termed an adventure because of the surprising twists and turns of emotion that arose in the author, compelling her to recognize and face deep-seated fears and unwanted emotional reactions when her performance was not in accord with the spiritual vision that she had of herself. Moments of comic relief would save the author from the depths of despair during pill-taking and messy hygienic episodes, and her mother’s nighttime delusions. The mantra that kept the author going was an echo of her mother’s life-long response to any calamitous event: you can do what you have to do.

ADVENTURES IN MOTHER-SITTING is not just a chronicle about the dementia-induced antics of an independent, spirited mother as she approaches the time of her death. The book is also about a daughter’s journey through an emotional rollercoaster passage of grief that gets intermixed with surprising sweet instances of joyful connections with not only her childlike mother but, also, her innermost self. Throughout the book, the author portrays the ways in which the physical and mental needs of an old-age mother and the emotional, spiritual needs of a caregiver daughter lovingly serve each other and how the dementia serves them both.

The memoir depicts not only the role changes that occur in the relationship between a caregiver daughter and her beloved mother but, also, the more compassionate relationship that the daughter gains with herself as she learns to walk more honestly and gently with her fears, worries, and shortcomings.

 

On The Eighth Night Of Riots by Isagani Miles (Author)

 

 

They’re here…

A week after the police are abolished, and fires and looting decimate downtown, rioters invade the suburbs. Hundreds of them – ransacking homes, destroying property, and killing pets, as they march through the streets with raised fists and sickle-and-hammer flags waving over their heads. Worse, they bring something with them. Something massive, ugly, ancient, and evil.

And the rioters intend to round up residents, in order to sate its hunger.

On the Eighth Night Of Riots is an HP-Lovecraft-style cosmic horror story, born out of the numerous violent uprisings currently plaguing the US. It tackles themes of mob rule and a usurping of traditional values in favor of radical and ultimately dangerous ideas – pillars of a bizarre, new religion that persecutes all dissenting voices.

What happens should you reject their Woke Deity? What if they find you guilty of a crime you didn’t know you even committed, and they come for you?

When a Stranger Comes... by Karen S. Bell

 

 

2021 Winner Speak Up Talk Radio Firebird Book Award!
2020 Distinguished Favorite NYC Big Book Award!
2019 Florida Author Project Winner for adult fiction!
2018 Readers' Favorite Bronze Medal Winner!
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Satisfying one's greed can come at a devilishly high cost!

"RIVETING"--Kirkus Reviews

Author Alexa Wainwright is losing her mojo. Her latest works aren't selling like her internationally bestselling debut. She vows to do whatever it takes to get back to being number one. But is she really?

As she makes this vow, suddenly a lightning bolt cracks across the cloudless sky transporting the clueless Alexa to an alternate universe. Here, the characters in her books are given the breath of life and she meets media mogul, publisher, and possibly the devil himself, King Blakemore, who offers her a lucrative but ironclad book contract that will guarantee her comeback. Alexa slowly realizes it might be more than just a contract for a book deal. Desperate to get her life back, she devises schemes to untether herself from this hellish existence.

Buy this book if you're a reader who loves a page-turning, heart-stopping, psychological thriller with some magical realism thrown in.

The Divine Curriculum: The Bab: Volume 5, Part 1 by Edward Price

 

 

Imagine an ancient, universal and Divinely-conceived educational program in which all of creation is a classroom. In the last several thousand years, God has sent many great Divine Educators to humanity, such as Krishna, Abraham, Moses, Zoroaster, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, the Báb, and Bahá’u’lláh.Volume 5 of the Divine Curriculum series examines the life and teachings of the Báb. Less well known today, the story begins in Shíráz, a small city in southern Persia (Iran today), in May of 1844, when a young merchant declares to His first disciple that He has heard the Call of Almighty God in His soul.The Báb’s teachings anticipated modern concerns: Perceiving the reflection of God’s light in “all things”, appreciating the oneness, infinity and grace of God, the unity of the Divine Educators, searching independently for truth, purity of worship, bringing joy not grief to others, reducing violence, keeping the environment pure, advancing women, promoting education, elevating humanity and more. The Báb said God had also given Him the mission to prepare the way for an even greater Divine Educator yet to come.Calling Himself the Báb, meaning “the Gate”, His new Faith spread like wildfire. Fearful government and religious leaders persecuted the young Faith nearly to extinction. Arrested, exiled, imprisoned and tortured, the Báb Himself sacrificed His life for the Cause in 1850. 20,000 followers willingly laid down their lives. The Faith survived. It became a world religion, spreading to over 200 countries, and growing to more than five million members. Known known today as the Bahá’í Faith, it all begins with the heroic story of the Báb.

The Coma Lights by Joshua Scribner

 

 

An Oklahoma tornado drops from the sky to sweep up Sully Jacobson and his car. Weeks later, he awakes from a coma with a crippling fear of driving. Horrid visions resist Sully's attempts at facing his fear, and glowing people haunt his dreams. Meanwhile, loved ones are keeping secrets from him, and people are dying. Can Sully find a vital connection in all of this, or will the deaths continue?

A Grave Matter (A Spencer Manning Mystery Book 8) (English Edition) by Rick Polad

 

 

A cryptic phone call leads to corruption at the highest level

A cemetery is a peaceful place… usually. But a cryptic phone call leads P.I. Spencer Manning to a cemetery that appears to be anything but peaceful. Spencer investigates a growing number of people who have disappeared and a graveyard where the bodies may not match the names on the markers.

If Spencer can find a connection between these two mysteries, it could expose a scandal that reaches higher than anyone could imagine. Unfortunately, the only way to solve this puzzle is to set a trap with himself as bait.

Join spencer Manning as he tackles his eighth and most perplexing case yet. Then read the other riveting books in this series.

 

domenica 28 marzo 2021

Bitches, she is Madonna by Ludovico De Bonis (I Quaderni del Bardo Edizioni di Stefano Donno)

“I dedicate this book to those who know how to wait, to those who do not stop believing in their dreams, to those who know how to earn things with sweat and will of mind, to those who keep smiling in hard times, to those who think that emotions and passions are the engine of the world.”

Ludovico De Bonis

The author Ludovico De Bonis, with his book, tried to combine his passion (Madonna) with his cultural background, as an expert in Communication and Media Analyst. What makes his work outstanding compared to other works about the artist, is that none of them has neither analyzed the phenomenon from the point of view of the audience, nor focused on the artist's fandom, on her complex identity (as a woman, as a mother and as an international icon) and on the discovery that the performer artist Madonna, according to various sociologists and experts in the sector, is the emblem of popular culture.

Translation - Giacomo Bleve

Cover - Debora Conte

Additional digital editing - Serena Garganese

 

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