In The Wind

Author: J.K. Savoy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450098193

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

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In the beginning, butterflies were free A rose was a kiss that Earth blew to the Sun just to say thanks . . . then we came along . . . Michael Tanner, playboy-politician-philanthropist, finds himself in an Eastern European missile silo, perplexed as to why he’s just flicked the switch in a scheme to end all life on Earth. As he becomes aware of the enormity of his deed, a power beyond his grasp compels him to document the process that led him there, for his own understanding or for a posterity that may never be. Obsessed to put the pieces of his fragmented mind together, his fingers fly across the keyboard. How did this happen to him? How could a person dedicated to getting high or getting elected become the lone horseman of the Apocalypse? These questions assault and consume him as he loses himself in stream of consciousness writing hoping to understand the metamorphoses he has undergone. Tanner’s escapade began when he and his girlfriend, Ginny, were speeding in his Ferrari to a play in Manhattan. After a clogged fuel line forces them to sputter into a New Jersey diner’s driveway, a chance encounter with a tattooed waitress named Maya sets the course for events to come. An admitted ass-man, Tanner becomes blindsided by his fixation on Maya’s derriere. His life goes into a tailspin when Maya’s ex-lover, a convicted terrorist, Gabriel Durango, enters the diner following his prison break. Durango, the leader of a 1970s worldwide nihilist group called the GODS, takes the unlikely trio hostage in a Soviet-era bomb shelter. During his ensuing confinement, through forces beyond his understanding, Tanner becomes brainwashed into enthusiastically resurrecting the GODS’s long abandoned plan to annihilate humankind. The coke snorting would be governor and his bimbo girlfriend are ready targets for the wiles of their manipulative, charismatic captor. In spite of her prior relationship with Durango, Tanner becomes romantically involved with Maya. Early on in their captivity, Tanner learns that Maya is a former parapsychology professor and member of the GODS. Unending TV news updates, transmitting filtered streams of characters and events, force Tanner to keep in touch with the outside world. After continuous revelations of Ginny’s past and his family’s dark secrets, via the newscasts, Tanner experiences a crisis of conscience. This plays into Durango ́s intricate manipulation of Tanner’s perception. In The Wind explores the subtle yet overwhelming power of suggestion and its potential in achieving personality transformation. The novel demonstrates how the phenomena known as Stockholm Syndrome can effect drastic changes in behavior of an unwary victim. It shows the frightening possibility of how even a tycoon and political rising star like Michael Tanner might be converted to a radical accomplice of fanatics determined to eradicate humankind for a greater good. The question remains; did Michael Tanner take on the purpose of another or might he simply have become in touch with his true self?

Women and the Nineteenth-Century Lied

Author: Prof Dr Susan Wollenberg,Dr Aisling Kenny

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472430255

Category: Music

Page: 294

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This book bridges a gap in scholarship by foregrounding the contribution of women to the nineteenth-century Lied. It consolidates recent research in the genre, and develops an alternative narrative that embraces an understanding of the contributions of women. Composers including Fanny Hensel, Clara Schumann, Pauline Viardot-Garcia and Josephine Lang are considered with a variety of analytical approaches. In addition to the focus on the history and theory of the Lied, chapters explore the cultural and sociological background, as well as engaging with gender studies, performance and pedagogical contexts. The range of subject matter reflects the interdisciplinary nature of current research and the energy it generates among scholars and performers.

Women, Aging, and Ageism

Author: Evelyn R Rosenthal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317993055

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 5550


Here is a unique text that examines the lives of middle-aged and old women. Women, Aging and Ageism, in response to the lack of literature that focuses on aging women, presents timely and definitive research that illustrates the implications of ageism and sexism. This landmark volume challenges powerful myths and dangerous stereotypes and identifies the damaging restrictions that society forces upon aging women. In extending feminist research to middle and old age, the chapters taken together comprise a critique of the conditions of the last third of women’s lives. The authors use analytical tools and methodologies developed and modified by feminists to explore questions previously unasked. They focus on issues of deep concern to women at midlife and beyond, including the politics of reproduction, sexuality, social isolation, violence against women, equal opportunity, and the feminization of poverty. Women, Aging and Ageism is available for classroom adoption. Ideal for students and helping professionals working with middle-aged and old women and their families, this book provides models of effective interventions grounded in field research and clinical practice. For all readers concerned about middle-aged and old women and the quality of their lives, Women, Aging and Ageism is a rich resource filled with ideas and information and an affirmative new volume about the limitless possibilities of women’s achievement in midlife and old age.

Yours To Keep: Book Three of The Kowalskis

Author: Shannon Stacey

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426893531

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5865


Emma Shaw needs a husband, and fast! Not because she's interested in romance—after all, she's too busy with her landscaping company—but because Grandma Shaw is coming to town, and she will have nonstop questions about Emma's (stagnant) love life. Sean Kowalski no sooner leaves the army than he's recruited by Emma to be her fake fiancé. Sean doesn't like the deception, but he can't help his attraction to the feisty brunette. A little pretend kissing won't hurt anyone—especially when there's no chance he'll fall for a woman with deep roots in a town he's not planning to call home. But when fake, innocent kisses lead to very real, explosive sparks, Emma and Sean discover that their big ruse might just lead to happily-ever-after…. Previously published, newly refreshed. 70,000 words

Shame On You

Author: Clara Salaman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141916044

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3459


Caroline Stern is just like any London teenager. Except that she lives in a religious sect. As a child of 'The Organization' her every move - from what she eats to when she talks and whom she'll marry - is dictated by her elders. But as Caroline's free-thinking ways bring her into conflict with terrifying Miss Fowler and brutal punishments push her to breaking point, she acts on a terrible impulse and exacts a horrifying revenge. Twenty years later Caroline is living with her lover, Joe. He knows her as Lorrie and is unaware of the troubled childhood she's left behind. Until an old friend reappears and Caroline discovers that the past isn't so easily buried ...

Switched On

Author: John Elder Robison

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1780745524

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 2057


Imagine hearing the words of a song but not feeling the passion that lies within. Imagine living for years with someone in need and not being able to sense their sadness. Imagine your world turned upside down… Like so many others, John Elder Robison was born with Asperger’s. Over the years, he misread others’ emotions or missed them altogether. Yet he’d also married, raised a son and become a successful businessman, designing sound systems for rock bands, creating robot games for Milton Bradley and building a car business. Then, at the age of fifty, he became a participant in a major study that would use an experimental brain therapy in an effort to understand and address the issues at the heart of autism. Initially, the results are startling. John’s world is shaken by a previously unknown level of emotional awareness. But over the weeks that follow he struggles with the very real possibility that choosing to diminish his ‘disability’ might also mean sacrificing his unique gifts and maybe even some of his closest relationships.

Dark Gods Rising

Author: E A Draper,Mark Eller

Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 7833


Dark Urban Contemporary Fantasy Within a tavern, where the veil is thin, treachery reaches out from the madness and into our world. Of heroes and virtuous gods there are few. From the depths crawls a lowly spawn devoid of conscience. Knowing only hate and fear, he will do anything to stay out of hell. God Wars trilogy - Dark Gods Rising, Abomination, Revolution Fans of the following authors are known to enjoy the God Wars Epic Fantasy Box Set: Mike Lupica Ernest Cline Daniel Arenson Kevin J. Anderson Mark Lawrence Peter V. Brett Patrick Rothfuss Brent Weeks Andrzej Sapkowski Glen Cook Steven Erikson David Gemmell Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy the God Wars Epic Fantasy Science Fiction and Fantasy Series: Altered Carbon Dark Tower Shannara In Her Name Warded Man Game of Thrones Vikings Black Sails Keywords related to this dark fantasy series: Adventure Books Free, Popular Series, Magical Adventures, Zombies, Free Sci Fi Books, Free Paranormal Books, Free Adventure Books, Roman, Devil, Free Fantasy Books For Adults, Free Science Fiction Books, Essential Reads, Dark Tower, Gothic Horror, Horror Box Set, Gods, Dark Fantasy, Darker Fantasy, Mythology Books Free, Free Series Starters, Greek, Free Paranormal Fantasy Books For Young Adults, Horror Bundle, Free Books To Read And Download, Horror Books Free, Free Sci Fi Fantasy Books, Urban Fantasy Free, Young Adults Books Free, Fantasy Stories, Darker, Werewolf, Scary, Zombie Apocalypse Books For Free, Zombie, Gods And Mortals, War, Epic Sagas, American Gods, Science Fiction Megapack, Worlds Away, Werewolves, Free Books, Free Science Fiction And Fantasy Books, Demons, Horror Series

Kowalski Series Bundle 1

Author: Shannon Stacey

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1426898606

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9934


Meet the Kowalskis… Three contemporary romances about family, fun and falling in love by New York Times bestselling author Shannon Stacey Exclusively Yours (Book One of The Kowalskis) When Keri Daniels's boss finds out she has previous carnal knowledge of reclusive bestselling author Joe Kowalski, she gives Keri a choice: get an interview or get a new job. Joe's never forgotten the girl who broke his heart, so he proposes an outrageous plan—for every day she survives his family camping trip, Keri can ask one question. Will a little blackmail, a whole lot of family and some sizzling interludes make Keri reconsider the old dream of Keri & Joe 2gether 4ever? Undeniably Yours (Book Two of The Kowalskis) Bar owner Kevin Kowalski is used to women throwing their phone numbers at him, but he's more interested in finding Mrs. Right than Miss Right Now. Enter Beth Hansen. They may have started out all wrong, but Kevin knows there's more to their relationship than a one-night stand. Especially when Beth winds up pregnant… Yours to Keep (Book Three of The Kowalskis) Emma Shaw needs a husband, stat! Grandma Shaw is coming to town, and she'll have nonstop questions about Emma's (stagnant) love life. A little pretend kissing with recruited fake fiancé Sean Kowalski won't hurt anyone—but when innocent kisses lead to very real sparks, Emma and Sean discover that their big ruse might just lead to happily-ever-after… Contains an exclusive three-chapter excerpt from Taken With You, book eight of The Kowalskis from Carina Press.

Spiced

Author: Dalia Jurgensen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110103260X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 3730


Read Dahlia Jurgensen's posts on the Penguin Blog. A clever and affectionate glimpse at the truth about what goes on behind that swinging door, full of "great insider stuff" (Anthony Bourdain) Life in a restaurant kitchen is strenuous and exciting, while its inhabitants are...unique. In this testosterone-laden atmosphere, Dalia Jurgensen tirelessly pursued her dream of becoming a chef, working her way up though New York's top restaurants. In her deliciously entertaining memoir, she divulges the dynamics between cooks and waiters, chefs and food critics, and heated affairs between staff members. Written with sincere love for the industry, this is a candid insider's tour from the unique perspective of an acclaimed pastry chef.