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        Unnatural Relations (Lust and Lies Series, Book 1)

        Unnatural Relations (Lust and Lies Series, Book 1) by Marilyn Campbell |

         

        After nine years on the run, Barbara Johnson believes she's finally safe. Safe with her little boy, in a new city, with a new name. Safe from the abusive man they've escaped and from the wealthy family with the power to take her child.

         

          Then a savage twist of fate exposes her location. Now those wanting to see her suffer and steal her child are coming, with every trick of the law and every weapon of terror.

         

          Determined to stand her ground, Barbara is swept off her feet by a handsome stranger who saves her from a mugger. The timing couldn't be worse for falling in love, but Kyle Trent is simply too perfect to push away, and she desperately needs someone in her life who makes her feel desirable again.

         

          As the burning passion of the present converges with the nightmares of Barbara's past, new secrets arise to remind her no one can be trusted.

         

          Previously titled: See How They Run

         

          REVIEWS:

          "Nerve-shattering tale of danger and suspense." ~Romantic Times Magazine

          "Heart-stopping terror... a non-stop, fast-paced thriller." ~Lake Worth Herald

          "What a fantastic conclusion! An outstanding story!" ~Rendezvous

        • ISBN-13: 9781614171515
        • Publisher: ePublishing Works!
        • Publication date: 11/4/2011
        • Series: Lust and Lies Series  , #1
        • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
        • Format: eBook 
        • Sales rank: 16,881
        • File size: 2 MB
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          Born of Persuasion (Price of Privilege Series #1)

          Born of Persuasion (Price of Privilege Series #1) by Jessica Dott  

           

          Overview

          The year is 1838, and seventeen-year-old Julia Elliston’s position has never been more fragile. Orphaned and unmarried in a time when women are legal property of their fathers, husbands, and guardians, she finds herself at the mercy of an anonymous guardian who plans to establish her as a servant in far-off Scotland.
           
            With two months to devise a better plan, Julia’s first choice to marry her childhood sweetheart is denied. But when a titled dowager offers to introduce Julia into society, a realm of possibilities opens. However, treachery and deception are as much a part of Victorian society as titles and decorum, and Julia quickly discovers her present is deeply entangled with her mother’s mysterious past. Before she knows what’s happening, Julia finds herself a pawn in a deadly game between two of the country’s most powerful men. With no laws to protect her, she must unravel the secrets on her own. But sometimes truth is elusive and knowledge is deadly. 

           

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            Night of the Living Dead Christian: One Man's Ferociously Funny Quest to Discover What It Means to Be Truly Transformed

            Night of the Living Dead Christian: One Man's Ferociously Funny Quest to Discover What It Means to Be Truly Transformed …

            What does a transformed life actually look like?

              In his follow-up to the critically acclaimed Imaginary Jesus, Matt Mikalatos tackles this question in an entertaining and thought-provoking way—with MONSTERS!!! While Christians claim to experience Christ’s resurrection power, we sometimes act like werewolves who can’t control our base desires. Or zombies, experiencing a resurrection that is 90 percent shambling death and 10 percent life. Or vampires, satiating ourselves at the expense of others. But through it all we long to stop being monsters and become truly human—the way Christ intended. We just can’t seem to figure out how.

             

              Night of the Living Dead Christian is the story of Luther, a werewolf on the run, whose inner beast has driven him dangerously close to losing everything that matters. Desperate to conquer his dark side, Luther joins forces with Matt to find someone who can help. Yet their time is running out. A powerful and mysterious man is on their trail, determined to kill the wolf at all costs . . .

             

              By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Night of the Living Dead Christian is a spiritual allegory that boldly explores the monstrous underpinnings of our nature and tackles head-on the question of how we can ever hope to become truly transformed.

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              Armageddon, Oil, and Terror: What the Bible Says about the Future

              Armageddon, Oil, and Terror: What the Bible Says about the Future by John F. Walvoord |

               

              Overview

                Updating the work of renowned biblical scholar John F. Walvoord, who famously predicted current world events, Armageddon, Oil, and Terror offers shocking predictions on the future of terrorism, oil-based economics, and nuclear war in the Middle East. In all, Armageddon, Oil, and Terror sheds light on 12 events related to end-time prophecies that seem eerily close to coming true. Includes materials from lectures and discussions after 9/11 and incorporates vital, updated material from other Walvoord classics. It is as current as today's news . . . and every prediction rings true

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                The Remaining

                The Remaining by Travis Thrasher |

                 

                The Remaining is a novelization of the apocalyptic movie from Sony Affirm. Just after a young couple says their vows, the earth shakes, and some people die suddenly and are taken away. The rest of their wedding party and friends are left to wrestle with what happened and with their faith. Characters struggle with secret love, dreams, hopes, and beliefs as they continue to evaluate their faith. This book and movie are both action-packed thrillers that will encourage audiences to think about their beliefs.

                 

                Edit: Thought I would add the free prologue to go along with this book.

                The Foreboding: The Prologue to The Remaining

                The Foreboding: The Prologue to The Remaining by Travis Thrasher |

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                  The Last Temptation of Clarence Odbody

                  The Last Temptation of Clarence Odbody by John Jughead Pierson

                   

                  What if George Bailey wasn’t saved by his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, on that snowy Christmas Eve in Bedford Falls? This reimagining of the beloved Frank Capra classic It’s a Wonderful Life (and the Phillip Van Doren Stern story that inspired it) tells the story of Bedford Falls and its inhabitants after the death of their drama’s central character.

                   

                  The Last Temptation of Clarence Odbody restores the dark undercurrent of the Van Doren Stern’s short story “The Greatest Gift” to the uplifting plot of Capra’s film, and explores how the familiar characters in it might respond to the dire circumstances created by George Bailey’s disappearance from their lives. The paths of an introspective cab driver, a ruthless henchman, and a wayward daughter collide nearly twenty years later in the town that defined their reputations for better or for worse

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                    October Suite

                    October Suite by Maxine Clair |

                     

                    It is 1950 and October Brown is a twenty-three-year-old first-year teacher thanking her lucky stars that she found a room in the best boardinghouse for Negro women teachers in Wyandotte County, Kansas. October falls in love with an unhappily married handyman, James Wilson, but when she becomes pregnant, James deserts her. Stunned, and believing that James will eventually come back to her, October decides to have the baby. But he doesn’t come back. As her reputation suffers, and with her job in jeopardy, she spends her days in self-deception and denial. Her best friend, Cora, contacts October’s family: her older sister, Vergie, and her aunts Frances and Maude, who raised the sisters after their mother was killed by their father.

                     

                    October goes back to her family in Ohio and gives birth to her son. Numb, she gives the child–David–to Vergie and her husband to raise as their own, then returns to Kansas City to rebuild her life. But something is missing–and, apparently too late, October realizes what she has done.

                     

                    What follows is the heartrending account of October’s efforts to reclaim her dignity, her profession, and her son, efforts that lead her into a bitter struggle with her sister and a confrontation with her parents’ violent past. The Midwest, the flourishing of modern jazz, and the culture of segregation form a compelling historical backdrop for this timeless and universal tale of one person’s battle to understand and master her own desires, and to embrace the responsibilities and promise of mature adulthood. October Suite plays a beautiful, haunting melody, turning everyday life into exceptional art.

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                      Derrick Rose: The Injury, Recovery, and Return of a Chicago Bulls Superstar

                      Derrick Rose: The Injury, Recovery, and Return of a Chicago Bulls Superstar by Chicago Tribune Staff |

                       

                      Derrick Rose is a collection of articles, interviews, and features that originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune, as written by the award-winning journalists who followed the Chicago Bulls superstar's yearlong saga of injury and recovery. From his devastating knee injury in the 2012 playoffs to his rumored return against the mercurial Brooklyn Nets and rival Miami Heat in the 2013 playoffs, Rose's injury captivated Chicago and drew national headlines. This is the only book that covers all the key moments of Derrick Rose's return from beginning to end.

                       

                      Ever since he was selected first overall in the 2008 NBA draft by his hometown team, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has been one of the most important athletes in a city that takes its sports stars seriously. The former two-time Illinois high school basketball champ and NBA Rookie of the Year also became the youngest player in league history to win an MVP award, as well as the only other Bull than Michael Jordan to do so. Chicago's vibrant and discursive sports culture, which can be just as much a force for city unity as it is a cause for civic meltdown, has perhaps never been more fully on display than during Derrick Rose's lost season. Following his gut-wrenching knee injury in the 2012 playoffs, Rose began the Bulls' 2012–2013 campaign recovering and rehabilitating, and neither team nor player definitively declared a date for his return.

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                        The 2012-13 Chicago Bulls: A Superstar's Setback, A Team Transformed

                        The 2012-13 Chicago Bulls: A Superstar's Setback, A Team Transformed by Chicago Tribune Staff |

                         

                        When Derrick Rose, star point guard and reigning MVP, suffered a devastating injury in the first round of the 2012 NBA playoffs, the Chicago Bulls quickly collapsed. Despite having the best record of the 2011-12 lockout-shortened season, the Bulls didn’t make it out of the first round against the eighth-seeded Philadelphia 76ers.

                         

                        The 2012–13 Chicago Bulls, comprised of the off-season's best Chicago Tribune sports coverage, will guide fans through the wake of that painful playoff loss and the subsequent crucial signings, trades, and updates on Rose's rehabilitation. Die-hard fans and casual observers alike will appreciate the recap of the controversial off-season, written in the straightforward and insightful manner of the Chicago Tribune's award-winning journalists.

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                          Lilith: A Romance

                           

                          Lilith by George MacDonald

                           

                          ISBN-13: 9781497672253

                          Publisher: Open Road Media

                          Publication date: 9/23/2014

                          Pages: 264

                          File size: 493 KB

                           

                          The classic fantasy about a young man who travels through a mystical reflecting glass into a hidden world

                           

                          Mr. Vane spots the mysterious old man while reading in his family’s expansive library. His interest piqued, he follows the man up to the attic, where he finds a tall and dusty mirror. In its rather unremarkable glass, the reflection of the world behind him slowly melts away to reveal a sweeping country of moors and hills framed by the tops of faraway mountains. Enchanted by the sight, Vane steps through the mirror and is transported to a dreamlike land where myriad perils and adventures await.

                           

                          With the old man, Mr. Raven, as his guide, Vane travels through the Evil Wood, where innocent children frolic in the day and dead men battle at night. He visits the ominous city Bulika, whose people live in silent fear of a menace roaming the streets. Each chapter building on the last, Lilith follows Vane to a final and universal truth in a stunning allegory of life, death, and redemption.

                           

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                            Related by Chance, Family by Choice: Transforming Mother-in-Law and Daughter-in-Law Relationships

                            Related by Chance, Family by Choice: Transforming Mother-in-Law and Daughter-in-Law Relationships by Deb DeArmond |

                             

                            The caricatures are everywhere, the jokes are inexhaustible, and the stereotypes fill the screens. From Marie Barone (Everyone Loves Raymond) to Viola Fields (Monster-in-Law) to Internet sites and social media pages like ihatemyinlaws.com and a Facebook page for ihatemymotherinlaw there is no shortage of examples of the caustic relationships that can develop between the two women in a man’s life.

                            Deb DeArmond and her three daughters-in-law have conducted their own exhaustive research into the status of the women-in-law relationship. Their research, which incorporated online surveys, interviews, and discussions, included asking about the faith factor in the relationships they studied. Of the respondents, nearly 90 percent claimed they were Christians, and 79 percent said their faith was foundational and guided their actions and decisions. As discouraging as it may be, the numbers of those they surveyed who reported that their women-in-law relationships were “bad” were nearly identical to those in a survey conducted by a popular secular website that recorded no statistics on faith.

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                              Caught off Guard: Encounters with the Unexpected God

                              Caught Off Guard by William P Smith

                               

                              ISBN-13: 9781935273936

                              Publisher: New Growth Press

                              Publication date: 2/1/2007

                              Pages: 177

                              Sales rank: 1,154,363

                              File size: 693 KB

                               

                              In his book author William P. Smith bridges the chasm between the heart and the head. Where is the reality of God in the middle of careers and groceries? Why are so many believers frustrated with the enormous gap between what they know about God and how they actually live?

                               

                              In Caught Off Guard, author William P. Smith graciously addresses these seekers who have become dissatisfied with merely "talking theology" and instead yearn to taste and experience the "real thing", a God who longs for relationship with them. With real stories from today and biblical times, Smith demonstrates surprising and often unnoticed attributes of a loving and purposeful God by proving:

                              • How God draws near to the radically undeserving
                              • How God responds to people who have feeble faith or even active doubt
                              • How God will help you as you seek to live a righteous life
                              • How God changes the people around you by radically transforming your heart, mind and soul

                              In Caught Off Guard, Smith draws an irresistible picture of the heart of God that shatters conventional wisdom, remains true to biblical principles and invites people to reconsider a deeper trust in our uncontrollable, loving God.

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                                The Four Corners of the World

                                 

                                The Four Corners of the World by A. E. W. Mason

                                 

                                 

                                ISBN-13: 9781497672529

                                Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road

                                Publication date: 9/23/2014

                                Pages: 472

                                File size: 730 KB

                                 

                                A scintillating collection of mysteries and adventures from the brilliant mind of A. E. W. Mason

                                 

                                When Archie Cranfield’s father asked Mr. Twiss to look after his son as well as advise him financially, the solicitor had no idea what he was agreeing to. A furtive smile permanently etched on his face, Archie lives alone in the countryside. His neighbors do not like him, and Captain Brayton, a former schoolmate, had a falling-out with him years ago and has not seen him since. Then the oddest surprise of all—Archie invites Brayton for a weekend visit and the captain winds up dead. Is it suicide, or is the young Mr. Cranfield as guilty as he looks?

                                 

                                “The Clock” is the first of thirteen enthralling tales of suspense in The Four Corners of the World. A. E. W. Mason’s masterful collection moves from Gibralter to South America, from a brutal wartime drama to a terrible murder solved by the inimitable Inspector Hanaud.

                                 

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                                  What's Your Secret?: Freedom through Confession

                                  What's Your Secret?: Freedom through Confession by Aaron Stern |

                                   

                                  Shhhh…. Is there something about you that you hope no one else ever finds out? You’re not alone. Everyone has secrets—hurts, abuses, bad habits, fears. Big or small, secrets can destroy you from the inside out. The good news is that confession is more powerful than secrets—or the fear that keeps you from telling them. In What’s Your Secret? Aaron Stern shows you ·      the powerful roots of secret-keeping·      the difference between “good” secrets and “bad” secrets·      what confession is (and isn’t)·      why letting go of secrets is so much more enjoyable than living in fear·      how to strategically live a secret-free life Using personal stories and anonymous confessions from others, Aaron will remind you of the beauty of forgiveness and the joy that comes from living in the freedom God has always wanted you to have.