The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Martini & Olive

ISBN:0988684411

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“Julie Kenner’s Demon Hunting Soccer Mom is one of the high water marks in urban fantasy. … this series may be more fun than we deserve!” —Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of ARARAT and RED HANDS After fourteen years as a stay-at-home mom, Kate Connor has finally rejoined the workforce. But unlike most working moms, Kate can't rearrange her home obligations to fit the needs of her job. Well, not easily, anyway. And not without a few little white lies. Because the truth is, no one in her family has any clue that she's returned to the job of her youth. Which means no late nights working beside her husband at the kitchen table while the kids watch television. Although, when you think about it, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Because when your job is fighting demons, taking your work home with you is a really, really bad idea … All titles in the Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series of paranormal women’s fiction novels: Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom California Demon: The Secret Life of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Demons Are Forever: Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Deja Demon: Days & Nights of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom The Demon You Know: A Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Short Story(bonus story) Demon Ex Machina: Tales of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Pax Demonica : Travels of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Day of the Demon: Trials of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

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Carpe Demon

Author:Julie Kenner

Publisher:Martini & Olive

ISBN:0988684403

Total Pages:N.A

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Kate Connor is your average mom with two kids, a husband, and one very big secret ... she used to be a Demon Hunter. Now retired, she's more interested in the domestic than the demonic. But when that demon attacks her in her kitchen, retirement is no longer an option. Like the saying goes, Carpe Demon ... and Kate intends to do just that.

Demons are Forever

Author:Julie Kenner

Publisher:Martini & Olive

ISBN:098868442X

Total Pages:N.A

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“Kenner scores a direct hit with this offbeat and humorous adventure, which has an engaging cast of characters. Car pools and holy water make an unforgettable mix."—RT Book Reviews Once again, Kate Connor has a problem. Several, actually. For one thing, her daughter has figured out that mom is a demon-hunter—and wants to be just like her when she grows up. And there’s that nagging suspicion that her dead husband has come back to life in the body of another man. Plus, her living husband still doesn’t know her secrets. Not to mention the fact that she’s acquired a mystical item that the entire demon community seems hell-bent on reclaiming. It’s all in a day’s work for this stay-at-home mom. But one thing is for certain: sometimes life in the suburbs really can be hell. All titles in the Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series of paranormal women’s fiction novels: Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom California Demon: The Secret Life of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Demons Are Forever: Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Deja Demon: Days & Nights of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom The Demon You Know: A Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Short Story(bonus story) Demon Ex Machina: Tales of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Pax Demonica : Travels of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Day of the Demon: Trials of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Box Set

Author:J. Kenner

Publisher:Martini & Olive

ISBN:1953572243

Total Pages:N.A

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“Ninety-nine percent of the wives and moms in the country will identify with this heroine. I mean, like who hasn't had to battle demons between car pools and play dates?" Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author” Meet Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Kate Connor in the first three books of this witty, fast-paced, and fun series. "Sprightly, fast-paced . . . readers will find spunky Kate hard not to root for in spheres both domestic and demonic."—Publishers Weekly All titles in the Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series of paranormal women’s fiction novels: "Sprightly, fast-paced . . . readers will find spunky Kate hard not to root for in spheres both domestic and demonic."—Publishers Weekly Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom California Demon: The Secret Life of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Demons Are Forever: Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Deja Demon: Days & Nights of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Demon Ex Machina: Tales of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Pax Demonica : Travels of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Day of the Demon: Trials of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

Demon Ex Machina

Author:Julie Kenner

Publisher:Martini & Olive

ISBN:1940673070

Total Pages:N.A

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"Sprightly, fast-paced . . . readers will find spunky Kate hard not to root for in spheres both domestic and demonic."—Publishers Weekly (CarpeDemon) Demon-Hunter Kate Connor is having a very bad month. Her resurrected first husband houses the soul of a demon. Her current husband is being overly attentive to the point of smothering. Her toddler son has entered a tantrum phase. And her teenage daughter is still determined to be the next, best demon slayer. Worse, she’s determined to get her learner’s permit the day she turns fifteen. That’s a lot for one woman to juggle, even a Demon-Hunter. Add saving the world to the mix, and things are about to get complicated… All titles in the Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series of paranormal women’s fiction novels: Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom California Demon: The Secret Life of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Demons Are Forever: Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Deja Demon: Days & Nights of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom (bonusstory) The Demon You Know: A Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Short Story Demon Ex Machina: Tales of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Pax Demonica : Travels of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Day of the Demon: Trials of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

The Glass Castle

Author:Jeannette Walls

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:9781416550600

Total Pages:304

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Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

Pax Demonica

Author:Julie Kenner

Publisher:Martini & Olive

ISBN:1940673135

Total Pages:N.A

Viewed:1980

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“Julie Kenner’s Demon Hunting Soccer Mom is one of the high water marks in urban fantasy.” —Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of ARARAT and RED HANDS When orphan Kate goes to Rome with her family, she’s hoping for a little R&R. The chance to bond with her husband, spend quality time with her kids, and visit her pseudo-family at Forza Scura. In other words, this suburban mom is doing the tourist thing, and intending to do it up right. But while Kate may want to take cheesy pictures and buy overpriced souvenirs, the demon population has other plans. And soon Kate and over-eager daughter Allie are thrust into the middle of a demonic feud. Now Kate’s going to have to call on both her hunting skills and her mothering skills–because if she fails, Kate and family might just find themselves sightseeing in hell. All titles in the Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series of paranormal women’s fiction novels: Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom California Demon: The Secret Life of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Demons Are Forever: Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Deja Demon: Days & Nights of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom The Demon You Know: A Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Short Story Demon Ex Machina: Tales of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Pax Demonica : Travels of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Day of the Demon: Trials of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

How to Train Your Demon

Author:Julie Kenner

Publisher:Martini & Olive

ISBN:195357226X

Total Pages:N.A

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The Education of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom “…readers will find spunky Kate hard not to root for in spheres both domestic and demonic."—Publishers Weekly (On Carpe Demon) After learning that her daughter is actually part demon, Demon Hunter Kate Connor thought life couldn’t get more complicated. She’s about to find out just how wrong she was. Praise for the Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series: "Sprightly, fast-paced . . . readers will find spunky Kate hard not to root for in spheres both domestic and demonic."—Publishers Weekly “Kenner scores a direct hit with this offbeat and humorous adventure, which has an engaging cast of characters. Car pools and holy water make an unforgettable mix."—RT Book Reviews “Julie Kenner’s Demon Hunting Soccer Mom is one of the high water marks in urban fantasy. Kicking evil’s ass is just another thing on Kate Connor’s to-do list, but she’ll manage it with wit and wisdom, and then drive home in her minivan. This series may be more fun than we deserve!” —Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of ARARAT and RED HANDS “Ninety-nine percent of the wives and moms in the country will identify with this heroine. I mean, like who hasn't had to battle demons between car pools and play dates?" Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author” This book, as crammed with events as any suburban mom's calendar, shows you what would happen if Buffy got married and kept her past a secret. It's a hoot."—Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author All titles in the Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series of paranormal women’s fiction novels: Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom California Demon: The Secret Life of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Demons Are Forever: Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Deja Demon: Days & Nights of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom The Demon You Know: A Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Short Story Demon Ex Machina: Tales of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Pax Demonica : Travels of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Day of the Demon: Trials of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom How to Train Your Demon: The Education of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

From Demon to Darling

Author:Richard Mendelson

Publisher:Univ of California Press

ISBN:0520943201

Total Pages:320

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Richard Mendelson brings together his expertise as both a Napa Valley lawyer and a winemaker into this accessible overview of American wine law from colonial times to the present. It is a story of fits and starts that provides a fascinating chronicle of the history of wine in the United States told through the lens of the law. From the country's early support for wine as a beverage to the moral and religious fervor that resulted in Prohibition and to the governmental controls that followed Repeal, Mendelson takes us to the present day—and to the emergence of an authentic and significant wine culture. He explains how current laws shape the wine industry in such areas as pricing and taxation, licensing, appellations, health claims and warnings, labeling, and domestic and international commerce. As he explores these and other legal and policy issues, Mendelson lucidly highlights the concerns that have made wine alternatively the demon or the darling of American society—and at the same time illuminates the ways in which lives and livelihoods are affected by the rise and fall of social movements.

Carter Beats the Devil

Author:Glen Gold

Publisher:Hachette Books

ISBN:0786870168

Total Pages:496

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The response to Glen David Gold's debut novel, Carter Beats the Devil, was extraordinary. He hypnotized us with his portrait of a 1920s magic-obsessed America and of Charles Carter--a.k.a. Carter the Great--a young master performer whose skill as an illusionist exceeded even that of the great Houdini. Filled with historical references that evoke the excesses and exuberance of Roaring Twenties pre-Depression America, Carter Beats the Devil is a complex and illuminating story of one man's journey through a magical and sometimes dangerous world, where illusion is everything.

Day of the Demon

Author:Julie Kenner

Publisher:Martini & Olive

ISBN:1953572146

Total Pages:N.A

Viewed:1985

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Trials of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom “…readers will find spunky Kate hard not to root for in spheres both domestic and demonic."—Publishers Weekly (OnCarpe Demon) Mom and Demon Hunter Kate Connor can never catch a break. She may have just helped save the world from a full-on apocalypse, but there’s still the problem of her dead ex-husband having come back to life in the body of another man. And her current husband wanting to reconcile after walking out on her so recently she can still taste the pain. Granted, he’d been knocked sideways by the news of her secret vocation, but that didn’t change the fact that they were still on shaky ground. To make matters worse, her toddler’s sudden refusal to sleep at bed-time isn’t helping Kate’s mood. But that’s really just an annoyance. After all, if she can handle demon hordes, a cranky toddler’s a no-brainer. No, the real problem is her teenage daughter, Allie. Not dating woes. Not grades. Not a desperate lust for a learner’s permit. Instead, Kate’s facing a dilemma that neither her parenting skills nor her demon-hunting prowess can fix. Because what exactly is a Demon Hunter supposed to do when it’s her very own daughter who’s the demon? All titles in the Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series of paranormal women’s fiction novels: Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom California Demon: The Secret Life of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Demons Are Forever: Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Deja Demon: Days & Nights of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom The Demon You Know: A Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Short Story Demon Ex Machina: Tales of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Pax Demonica : Travels of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Day of the Demon: Trials of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

California Warbird Survivors 2002

Author:Harold A. Skaarup

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:0595236448

Total Pages:575

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During the twentieth century, civil and military aviation has played a prominent role in the history and development of California. Commercial operators have exploited the advantages offered by aircraft to overcome its unique challenges of geography and climate. By virtue of California’s comparative size and strategic importance on the West Coast of the continental USA, a wide variety of military aircraft have been based there through the years. The list of military aircraft types that made up the tapestry of California aviation is as extensive as the list of legendary figures who have contributed to its amazing history. While most of the military aircraft types no longer grace the airspace over California, many can be viewed in their former splendor as they stand as gate guards or museum exhibits. This booklet provides a comprehensive guide to where these restored aircraft can be found. Complementing the details concerning aircraft specifications and roles, the author has included many facts. Finally, the descriptions of the recovery, restoration and preservation efforts stand as a tribute to the many volunteers who have devoted time, energy and financial support to ensure this rich heritage is preserved.

Reproducing Empire

Author:Laura Briggs

Publisher:Univ of California Press

ISBN:9780520936317

Total Pages:289

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Original and compelling, Laura Briggs's Reproducing Empire shows how, for both Puerto Ricans and North Americans, ideologies of sexuality, reproduction, and gender have shaped relations between the island and the mainland. From science to public policy, the "culture of poverty" to overpopulation, feminism to Puerto Rican nationalism, this book uncovers the persistence of concerns about motherhood, prostitution, and family in shaping the beliefs and practices of virtually every player in the twentieth-century drama of Puerto Rican colonialism. In this way, it sheds light on the legacies haunting contemporary debates over globalization. Puerto Rico is a perfect lens through which to examine colonialism and globalization because for the past century it has been where the United States has expressed and fine-tuned its attitudes toward its own expansionism. Puerto Rico's history holds no simple lessons for present-day debate over globalization but does unearth some of its history. Reproducing Empire suggests that interventionist discourses of rescue, family, and sexuality fueled U.S. imperial projects and organized American colonialism. Through the politics, biology, and medicine of eugenics, prostitution, and birth control, the United States has justified its presence in the territory's politics and society. Briggs makes an innovative contribution to Puerto Rican and U.S. history, effectively arguing that gender has been crucial to the relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico, and more broadly, to U.S. expansion elsewhere.

Sweet Evil

Author:Wendy Higgins

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:006208562X

Total Pages:464

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Fans of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series will be drawn to Wendy Higgins's sexy, thrilling Sweet Evil series. What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels. Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna. Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

Half Demon

Author:Renee Joiner

Publisher:Oshun Publications, LLC

ISBN:1950378330

Total Pages:140

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They Left Her for Dead... Big Mistake Reese is brutalized and almost killed at the hands of gang members belonging to the demon Durin. Three lesser demons save her and sort of nurse her back to health. Reese is infused with all three demons' blood making her not human, but not demon either. The three demons die during the ritual to slave bind her to them, and she wakes up with gaps in her memory. She knows one name, Durin, and the powerful hatred that comes with it. Reese must eradicate Durin's grip on the city. That's all she knows. Reese is driven by things she doesn't understand to kill him before she's killed herself.

The Rite

Author:Matt Baglio

Publisher:Image

ISBN:0385529554

Total Pages:304

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The inspiration for the film starring Anthony Hopkins, journalist Matt Baglio uses the astonishing story of one American priest's training as an exorcist to reveal that the phenomena of possession, demons, the Devil, and exorcism are not merely a remnant of the archaic past, but remain a fearsome power in many people's lives even today. Father Gary Thomas was working as a parish priest in California when he was asked by his bishop to travel to Rome for training in the rite of exorcism. Though initially surprised, and slightly reluctant, he accepted this call, and enrolled in a new exorcism course at a Vatican-affiliated university, which taught him, among other things, how to distinguish between a genuine possession and mental illness. Eventually he would go on to participate in more than eighty exorcisms as an apprentice to a veteran Italian exorcist. His experiences profoundly changed the way he viewed the spiritual world, and as he moved from rational skeptic to practicing exorcist he came to understand the battle between good and evil in a whole new light. Journalist Matt Baglio had full access to Father Gary over the course of his training, and much of what he learned defies explanation. The Rite provides fascinating vignettes from the lives of exorcists and people possessed by demons, including firsthand accounts of exorcists at work casting out demons, culminating in Father Gary's own confrontations with the Devil. Baglio also traces the history of exorcism, revealing its rites and rituals, explaining what the Catholic Church really teaches about demonic possession, and delving into such related topics as the hierarchy of angels and demons, satanic cults, black masses, curses, and the various theories used by modern scientists and anthropologists who seek to quantify such phenomena. Written with an investigative eye that will captivate both skeptics and believers alike, The Rite shows that the truth about demonic possession is not only stranger than fiction, but also far more chilling.

Maxwell's Demon

Author:Steven Hall

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:1443428620

Total Pages:352

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This autumn, life is catching up with Thomas Quinn. Five years ago, his sometime friend Andrew Black wrote a mystery novel that sold a million copies and then disappeared. Now could it be that Quinn is being stalked by the hero of Black’s book? His wife, Imogen, usually has the answers, but she’s working on the other side of the world and talking to her on webcam just isn’t the same. Quinn finds himself in a world that might well be coming apart at the seams. If he can find Black, he might start finding answers. Maxwell’s Demon forges an entirely new blend of mystery—somewhere between detective fiction, ghost story and philosophical quest. Providing the same white-knuckle thrills as Hall’s first novel, The Raw Shark Texts, this new book is also a freewheeling investigation into the magic power locked inside the alphabet, love through the looking glass, the bond between parents and children and, at its heart, the quest for meaning in a world that, with each passing season, seems to become more chaotic and untidy.

Americans and the California Dream, 1850-1915

Author:Kevin Starr

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:0199727910

Total Pages:512

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Examining California's formative years, this innovative study seeks to discover the origins of the California dream and the social, psychological, and symbolic impact it has had not only on Californians but also on the rest of the country.