The Uprising

The Forsaken Trilogy

Author: Lisa M. Stasse

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442432691

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 790

"Alenna Shawcross fights to stay alive after she discovers the secrets of the wheel where she has been exiled"--


Author: Ross Howell Jr.

Publisher: NewSouth Books

ISBN: 1588383172

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5038

In April 1912 in Hampton, Virginia, white eighteen-year-old reporter Charles Mears covers his first murder case, a trial that roiled racial tensions. An uneducated African American girl, Virginia Christian, was tried for killing her white employer. "Virgie" died in the electric chair one day after her seventeenth birthday, the only female juvenile executed in Virginia history. Charlie tells the story of the trial and its aftermath. Woven into his narrative are actual court records, letters, newspaper stories, and personal accounts, reflecting the arc of history in characters large and small, in events local and global. Charlie falls in love with Harriet, a girl orphaned by the murder; meets Virgie's blind attorney George Fields, a former slave; and encounters physician Walter Plecker, a state official who pursues racial purity laws later emulated in Nazi Germany. There is much to admire in the pages of Forsaken, especially the vivid sense of time and place, Hampton Roads after the Civil War and Reconstruction. The novel's premise is ambitious, its events striking and tragic, and fiction and nonfiction are deftly blended in this powerful read on the themes of injustice, corruption, and racial conflict set in the poisonous epoch known as Jim Crow.


Author: Michael McBride

Publisher: Pinnacle

ISBN: 0786041617

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 4610

“McBride writes with the perfect mixture of suspense and horror that keeps the reader on edge.” —Examiner IT HAS SURVIVED At a research station in Antarctica, scientists discovered a strange and ancient organism. They thought they could study it, classify it, control it. They couldn’t. IT HAS THRIVED Six months ago, a secret paramilitary team called Unit 51 was sent to the station. They thought the creature was dead, the nightmare was over. It wasn’t. IT HAS EVOLVED In a Mexican temple, archeologists uncover the remains of a half-human hybrid. They believe it is related to the creature in Antarctica, a dark thing of legend that is still alive—and still evolving. They believe it needs a new host to feed, to mutate, to multiply. They’re right. And they’re next. And the human race might just be headed for extinction . . . “Highly recommended for fans of creature horror and the thrillers of Michael Crichton.” —The Horror Review “Thriller powerhouse McBride begins his Unit 51 series . . . neatly executes a sudden shift of mood and tone toward frantic horror when the story flips into a race to escape from savage human-alien hybrid predators in a confined space, evoking feelings of shock and terror.” —Publishers Weekly on Subhuman


Author: Lisa Renee Jones

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476793794

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In this third book in the sexy, suspenseful “The Secret Life of Amy Bensen” series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, we meet Amy’s brother Chad—and the woman who either loves him or wants him dead. Six years ago, Chad’s hunt for a dangerous treasure turned deadly when his family home was set on fire, his parents killed. Faking his and his sister Amy’s death to protect her from further retaliation, he set her up in a new life with a friend’s help, letting her believe he’d died. But now the men who hired Chad to find the treasure have found him, imprisoning and torturing him to learn where it’s hidden. A dark-haired beauty named Gia helps him escape, promising him access to his worst enemy. And as he tries to unravel the deep secrets of the past, he starts falling for her…only to discover she’s not what she seems. Unable to trust anyone, Chad focuses on only two things: protecting his sister Amy and getting revenge. Is love even possible in the midst of heartache?


The Menstruant in Medieval Jewish Mysticism

Author: Sharon Faye Koren

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1611680220

Category: Religion

Page: 286

View: 5577

A fascinating analysis of why there are no female mystics in medieval Judaism

Assassin's Creed


Author: Oliver Bowden

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780718159498

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 481

View: 4729

'I am an expert swordsman. And I am skilled in the business of death. I take no pleasure in my skill. Simply, I am good at it.' 1735 - London, Haytham Kenway has been taught to use a sword from the age he was able to hold one. When his family's house is attacked - his father murdered and his sister taken by armed men - Haytham defends his home the only way he can: he kills. With no family, he is taken in by a mysterious tutor who trains him to become a deadly killer. Consumed by his thirst for revenge, Haytham begins a quest for retribution, trusting no one and questioning everything he has ever known. Conspiracy and betrayal surround him as he is drawn into the centuries-old battle between the Assassins and the Templars. Based on one of Ubisoft's bestselling franchises, Assassin's Creed


Author: Jacqueline Wales

Publisher: Half Angel Press

ISBN: 0976290715


Page: 574

View: 2949

A woman of middle years dying of cancer, and an old woman who has lived her life keeping secrets, make a journey from Scotland to Los Angeles to share their story with a young girl given up for adoption twenty-four years earlier.

The Forsaken

An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia

Author: Tim Tzouliadis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781594201684

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 5740

The story of a little-known group of âemigrâes, Americans who went to Russia during the 1930s in the hope that the Communist promise of a better life was a reality--only to find xenophobia, paranoia and ultimately, in many cases, imprisonment or death inStalin's Terror.


Author: Willow Winters,B.B. Hamel

Publisher: Willow Winters Publishing LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 857

From USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters and B. B. Hamel comes a darker emotionally-gripping, standalone, romantic suspense. I should have known that one day I’d be at the mercy of a monster. And all I am is the daughter of his enemy. I was stolen and gifted to him - a dominating, brutal and a cold hearted killer. My pleas fall on deaf ears as I stay trapped and held hostage to his will. He could do anything he wanted with me. And I know what it is he’s looking for. He can’t hide the desire in his gaze. The flicker of heat between us is something I can’t deny either.And as the days grow colder, I’m finding it harder to resist. With each gentle touch and act of kindness that lures me closer to him, I’m finding it impossible to remember why I should fight this. “A powerfully written and deeply emotional read. Where innocence meets darkness and a light finds a way to shine through.” - Dare to Love Romance Book Reviews

The Forsaken

Author: Stephen Arterburn,Mike Moscoe

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307550672

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1942

One man faces his worst nightmare—twice. A thrilling new novel from the Every Man team! Ben Taylor’s just a regular guy. Married to his beautiful Annie, with good kids, and a career that brings him great joy. But the world as he knows it suddenly shifts beneath his feet. While his job is suddenly in jeopardy, Annie gets promoted into the position of a lifetime–with a bigger salary than his…and a requirement to move across the country. The blow to his ego, not to mention the disruption to his family, shatters Ben’s confidence in himself–and in God. But just as he comes to grips with this new reality and accepts these major changes, the unimaginable happens. His wife is kidnapped! Desperate, Ben travels across country to help the police hunt for the kidnappers by risking his life and everything else in the process. Can he really trust the God he thought he knew to get him through this shocking twist in life? Or is he destined to be just as forsaken as he feels? Now Stephen Arterburn–one of the men behind the phenomenal Every Man series–and bestselling novelist Mike Moscoe join forces to bring you a compelling novel that combines the action and suspense of a thriller with real-life faith and insight for God’s men. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Persecution of Christians in Today's Middle East

Author: Daniel Williams

Publisher: OR Books

ISBN: 1682190358

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 566

“Daniel Williams has given us a vivid portrait of what he rightly calls 'not only a human tragedy but a historic cataclysm.' His compelling blend of historical perspective and on-the-ground reporting in Christian communities across the Middle East gives authority to his practical proposals. This book should be required reading for policymakers in Western capitals.” —Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page editor, The Washington Post “Veteran Mideast correspondent Dan Williams provides a gripping account of the ongoing persecution and destruction of the Middle East’s ancient Christian communities, while Western leaders continue to look the other way. Forsaken is required reading for anyone who cares about the survival of Christianity in the region of its birth or the fate of Christians forced to flee.” —Trudy Rubin, Worldview columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer Across the Middle East, Christian communities today find themselves the victims of widening repression: massacres, expulsions, and brutally enforced restrictions on the right to worship have all become commonplace. Such persecution has now reached the point where, in the region that was once its birthplace, Christianity’s very existence is under threat. Radical armed groups such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) justify their offensive against the “infidels” with reference to new interpretations of jihad, the Islamic tradition of holy war, that have burgeoned in the region since the US-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq at the beginning of the century. The impact on Christian communities is visible for all to see. In Iraq, the Christian population has withered from well over one million to just 300,000. In Syria, where the word “Christian” was first coined more than two millennia ago, at least half a million Christians, one third of the total, have fled their homes. In Egypt, where the Coptic Church, with its seven million adherents, is as old as the Church of Rome, Christians are emigrating in waves after being squeezed between those who blame them for the 2013 ousting of the Muslim Brotherhood government and a new military dictatorship that is heedless of their civil rights. In this compact, fast-paced survey, Dan Williams pulls together extensive, first-hand reportage, salient historical antecedents, and intelligent political analysis to trace the contours of an unfolding tragedy. The situation of the Christian communities, he notes, has always been a barometer of turbulence in the Middle East. On this reading, storms clouds are today gathering fast.


Curse of the Fallen

Author: Jennifer Beswatherick

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1609765834

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 9550

A ritualistic killer is on the loose in Chicago and Detective Asher Grear is determined to catch him before any more bodies pile up. Unfortunately, Arianna Sloan has caught not only the handsome detective's eye, but the killer's as well. Swearing to protect Arianna, Asher forms an instantaneous and electric bond with her that defies all reason and, in fact, may go against the very laws that govern Asher's life. In the throes of desire, how does one say no to forbidden love? A story of murder, mayhem and star-crossed lovers, Forsaken: Curse of the Fallen offers the reader an extraordinarily entertaining and intriguing experience. Exploring the joy and anguish of an impossible love, Forsaken follows Arianna and Asher as they fight for not only their relationship, but their lives and quite possibly their souls. Will they be able to trap the killer? What peril will Arianna be in? Can Asher save her?


Author: James David Jordan

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805447490

Category: Fiction

Page: 387

View: 1227

When Simon Mason, the world's best-known televangelist, receives threats from Muslim terrorists, he hires Taylor Pasbury, a beautiful former Secret Service agent, to take charge of his security. When the terrorists strike, making a demand of the pastor that would shake the most steadfast saint, Taylor draws on all of her hard-knock toughness and training as she fights to save Simon and his daughter.


Author: Ellen Fritz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944056179


Page: 284

View: 4757

Searching for Parker, facing the loss of her parents, watching Sarita slip toward death, Holly can't take much more. Byron and the other vampires at Rule the Night aren't in much better shape than she is as her nightmarish dreams of joining Parker in bloodthirst haunt her daily. Their greatest fear is that Parker is already dead. Did Charles find him and kill him or did the Assembly execute him for his bloodthirst according to their own rules? They will go to any lengths to finally destroy Charles and find out what happened to Parker. His fate, though, is the last thing they could have expected. And the truth about Charles shocks them all and reveals an enemy they never knew existed.


Daughters of the Sea #1

Author: Kristen Day

Publisher: Kristen Day Books


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 4158

Once you’ve been touched by darkness, it never leaves you… Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago. Unfortunately, Atlanta’s high society wasn’t quite ready for Hannah…or the strange events that plague her. Chilling visions of murder, unexplained hallucinations, and a dark, mysterious guy who haunts her nightmares all culminate to set in motion a journey of self-discovery that will challenge everything she’s ever believed; not to mention her sanity. Sent to live at The House of Lorelei on Bald Head Island, NC for ‘kids like her’, Hannah quickly realizes things are not what they seem. Her fellow ‘disturbed’ teens are actually the descendants of mythical Sea Gods and Goddesses. And so is she. But when Finn, the ghost from her dreams, appears in the flesh; her nightmares become reality and her dark visions begin coming true. Inexplicably drawn to him, she can’t deny the dangerous hold he has on her heart. The deadly secrets he harbors will ultimately test her courage and push the boundaries of her love. She must decide if she is ready to embrace the ancient legend she is prophesized to be a part of. The fate of all the descendants will forever depend upon it.

Never Forsaken

Author: Jennifer M. Seest

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1604775327

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 6586

Never Forsaken - One of Charlie and Carolina Bennett's children is still unmarried. Charity Bennett patiently awaits God's will in her life while serving the LORD at The Bennett Home for Unwed Mothers and Orphans. Her mother cannot help but wonder, however, if the LORD has something else in store for her dreamy, romantic, yet still single daughter. And we meet a young woman, born at the Home in 1913, returning after her adoptive parents go Home to be with the Lord. What does God have for Matilda Rose Matson to learn, and for her to share with the Bennett and Spears families through her spirited and energetic ways? Follow this vignette as Charlie and Carolina enter their senior years during the Great Depression, rediscovering the truth of Psalm 37:25. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. My desire in writing Never Forsaken-and all my books-is to share that GOD's WORD has the answers to life's trials, no matter how great or small. Many of the fictional joys and trials in this vignette are based on personal experience. I write from my heart, so my readers may know from God's Word and my own testimony that, through trials past, present, and yet to come, the LORD promises He will never forsake His own! And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. Psalm 9:10 First of all, I am redeemed! My husband Daniel and I live in Georgia, home-schooling the two most loving children imaginable. I'm also a homepage editor, graphics designer, and patriotic American. It's my heart's desire in everything I do that I do my the glory of God!

Jet - Forsaken

Author: Russell Blake

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540563156


Page: 268

View: 8761

After months on the run, JET settles down, only to be delivered an unthinkable ultimatum she can't refuse: risk her life, or her family's. Spanning the globe, from Hungary to Israel to Azerbaijan, Jet must use every ounce of her skill if she is to survive. Another breathtaking installment in the JET series by a NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author.

The Forsaken

Author: L. A. Banks

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312948603

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 4563

With the death of the Chairman of the Vampire Council and the rise of the seventh level of Hell, Damali is confronted by her ultimate challenge, a once banished entity with the power to stop a Neteru. Reprint.