The Crown of Thorns

Author:,

Publisher:Gollancz

ISBN:1473203961

Total Pages:320

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The aliens are here. And they want to help. The extraordinary new project from one of the country's most acclaimed and consistently brilliant SF novelists of the last 30 years. The Jackaroo have given humanity fifteen worlds and the means to reach them. They're a chance to start over, but they're also littered with ruins and artifacts left by the Jackaroo's previous clients. Miracles that could reverse the damage caused by war, climate change, and rising sea levels. Nightmares that could forever alter humanity - or even destroy it. Chloe Millar works in London, mapping changes caused by imported scraps of alien technology. When she stumbles across a pair of orphaned kids possessed by an ancient ghost, she must decide whether to help them or to hand them over to the authorities. Authorities who believe that their visions point towards a new kind of danger. And on one of the Jackaroo's gift-worlds, the murder of a man who has just arrived from Earth leads policeman Vic Gayle to a war between rival gangs over possession of a remote excavation site. Something is coming through. Something linked to the visions of Chloe's orphans, and Vic Gayle's murder investigation. Something that will challenge the limits of the Jackaroo's benevolence ...

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Torchwood: Something in the Water

Author:Trevor Baxendale

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1409071316

Total Pages:256

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Dr Bob Strong's GP surgery has been treating a lot of coughs and colds recently, far more than is normal for the time of year. Bob thinks there's something up but he can't think what. He seems to have caught it himself, whatever it is - he's starting to cough badly and there are flecks of blood in his hanky. Saskia Harden has been found on a number of occasions submerged in ponds or canals but alive and seemingly none the worse for wear. Saskia is not on any files, except in the medical records at Dr Strong's GP practice. But Torchwood's priorities lie elsewhere: investigating ghostly apparitions in South Wales, they have found a dead body. It's old and in an advanced state of decay. And it is still able to talk. And what it is saying is 'Water hag'... Featuring Captain Jack Harkness as played by John Barrowman, with Gwen Cooper, Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato and Ianto Jones as played by Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoki Mori and Gareth David-Lloyd, in the hit science fiction series created by Russell T Davies for BBC Television.

Mischief

Author:Douglas Clegg

Publisher:Alkemara Press

ISBN:0984975640

Total Pages:250

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A haunted boy. A school of secrets. A fraternity of darkness. New York Times bestselling and Bram Stoker award-winning author Douglas Clegg blends gothic horror with supernatural thriller in the second spine-tingling book of the Harrow series. Harrow has waited for years… The mansion looms above the Hudson River, just outside the town of Watch Point, New York. Converted into a school for boys, its evil has remained dormant for many years. But when a boy named Jim Hook enters Harrow Academy, all hell breaks loose -- and his worst nightmare may just come true! "Clegg is the best horror writer of the post-Stephen King generation." — Bentley Little, bestselling author of The Influence "Clegg's stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby." — Dean Koontz, New York Times bestselling author of Phantoms The Harrow Series: Harrow is a place of infinite hauntings -- and horror. Book #1, Nightmare House - set at Harrow in the 1920s, the grandson of its creator has come to claim his deadly inheritance and explore the terrifying mystery within the ancient stones and passages of the house.#2, Mischief - Boys will be boys -- and a dark fraternity of misfits seek out Jim Hook, the new student at Harrow Academy -- but something more terrifying is hunting Jim, as well.#3, The Infinite - A handful of psychic investigators are called in to document the horrors of Harrow -- but little do they know that the house is more than simply a haunted place -- it is the soul of evil itself.#4, The Abandoned -- In the village of Watch Point, New York, in the bucolic Hudson Valley, something toxic and horrifying has leaked from the old boarded-up mansion called Harrow. Throughout the town, people who sleep awaken with blood-lust in their hearts -- and hatchets in their fists. A rampage of mayhem, murder and madness begins -- and only those brave enough to enter Harrow may find a way to stop the terror. Harrow Prequels Necromancer - set in the 1800s, this is the story of the young Justin Gravesend and his initiation into a terrifying mystery cult. Isis - set right at the end of the 1800s, the story of the young Iris Villiers when she discovers the terrible price that must be paid to speak with the dead.Praise for Douglas Clegg's Fiction "Douglas Clegg knows exactly what scares us, and he knows just how to twist those fears into hair-raising chills..." - Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series. "Clegg delivers!" — John Saul, bestselling author of Faces of Fear and The Devil's Labyrinth. "Douglas Clegg has become the new star in horror fiction." — Peter Straub author of Lost Boy, Lost Girl and the NY Times Bestseller Black House (with Stephen King) "Clegg is one of the best!" — Richard Laymon "Douglas Clegg is a weaver of nightmares!" — Robert R. McCammon

Into Everywhere

Author:Paul McAuley

Publisher:Gollancz

ISBN:1473204003

Total Pages:384

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The Jackaroo, those enigmatic aliens who claim to have come to help, gave humanity access to worlds littered with ruins and scraps of technology left by long-dead client races. But although people have found new uses for alien technology, that technology may have found its own uses for people. The dissolute scion of a powerful merchant family, and a woman living in seclusion with only her dog and her demons for company, have become infected by a copies of a powerful chunk of alien code. Driven to discover what it wants from them, they become caught up in a conflict between a policeman allied to the Jackaroo and the laminated brain of a scientific wizard, and a mystery that spans light years and centuries. Humanity is about to discover why the Jackaroo came to help us, and how that help is shaping the end of human history.

Birthing Justice

Author:Julia Chinyere Oparah,Alicia D. Bonaparte

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:131727721X

Total Pages:240

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There is a global crisis in maternal health care for black women. In the United States, black women are over three times more likely to perish from pregnancy-related complications than white women; their babies are half as likely to survive the first year. Many black women experience policing, coercion, and disempowerment during pregnancy and childbirth and are disconnected from alternative birthing traditions. This book places black women's voices at the center of the debate on what should be done to fix the broken maternity system and foregrounds black women's agency in the emerging birth justice movement. Mixing scholarly, activist, and personal perspectives, the book shows readers how they too can change lives, one birth at a time.

Love Matters For Psychic Transformation

Author:Maja Reinau

Publisher:Fisher King Press

ISBN:1771690313

Total Pages:245

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Love Matters for Psychic Transformation is woven by a profound respect and love for the soul and the transformative powers of the Body Psyche. It is an exploration of the embodied psychic transformation in the specific context of the BodySoul Rhythms® work (BSR) developed by Ann Skinner, Mary Hamilton, and Marion Woodman. In describing the BSR work, interviewing six women about their experiences, and linking the BSR approach with the new neuroscience, developmental psychology, change in therapy, attachment theory, and relational trauma, Dr. Reinau brings to light all that the BSR approach has to offer. It is with relief and pleasure that I write this endorsement. Relief comes because someone with clarity, accuracy, and care has outlined the “consonants” of the work of BSR. Pleasure because the “vowels” of the work have been explored in an authentic voice from an open heart, with a keen intelligence, and from several well-studied points of view. Once again Maja Reinau has put on her diving costume, gone down, and this time surfaced with the pearl: Love Matters in Psychic Transformation. Thank you Maja. –Ann Skinner, co-creator of Body Soul Rhythms Love Matters For Psychic Transformation is a gift to the many women who have benefited from the BSR-work. Dr. Reinau is able to delve deeply into the methodology of BodySoul work without destroying the mystery. It is a treasure of information for those who seek this way of transformation in their lives. The interviews deepen the mystery as well as the understanding of the work. Dr. Reinau’s ability to link BodySoul experience to early developmental theories and to neuroscience provides the path to her conclusion that it is all about love. A conclusion with which I am sure Marion Woodman would agree. Everyone who seriously considers understanding BodySoul work should read Love Matters for Psychic Transformation. –Patricia C. Patrick, M.A., M.D., Child Adolescent and Adults Psychiatrist, The Marion Woodman BodySoul Rhythms Leadership Training Board Member, Marion Woodman Foundation, Teaching Member Sand Play Therapist Association

You Come When I Call You

Author:Douglas Clegg

Publisher:Alkemara Press

ISBN:0984975616

Total Pages:486

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Who – or what – is Wendy Swan? A girl born from nightmares pursues four friends bound by a shocking event from the past in this supernatural horror epic. A desert town. A ritual of darkness. An unending horror unleashed. An old friend is hunting them. He calls himself the Desolation Angel. At the center of it all, a mysterious girl, missing for years — and the creature that possesses her soul. Read all of New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Douglas Clegg’s novels of the supernatural, including Neverland, Goat Dance, and The Children’s Hour. For fans of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Guillermo del Toro. *"Horror at its finest!” – Starred Review in Publisher’s Weekly.

Machine

Author:Susan Steinberg

Publisher:Graywolf Press

ISBN:1555978916

Total Pages:144

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A haunting story of guilt and blame in the wake of a drowning, the first novel by the author of Spectacle Susan Steinberg’s first novel, Machine, is a dazzling and innovative leap forward for a writer whose most recent book, Spectacle, gained her a rapturous following. Machine revolves around a group of teenagers—both locals and wealthy out-of-towners—during a single summer at the shore. Steinberg captures the pressures and demands of this world in a voice that effortlessly slides from collective to singular, as one girl recounts a night on which another girl drowned. Hoping to assuage her guilt and evade a similar fate, she pieces together the details of this tragedy, as well as the breakdown of her own family, and learns that no one, not even she, is blameless. A daring stylist, Steinberg contrasts semicolon-studded sentences with short lines that race down the page. This restless approach gains focus and power through a sharply drawn narrative that ferociously interrogates gender, class, privilege, and the disintegration of identity in the shadow of trauma. Machine is the kind of novel—relentless and bold—that only Susan Steinberg could have written.

Night Towns

Author:Douglas Clegg

Publisher:Alkemara Press

ISBN:1944668993

Total Pages:1600

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Small Town Horror, Big Time Scares. The classic supernatural horror epics from bestselling and award-winning novelist Douglas Clegg — more than 1,500 pages if in print! This includes: THE CHILDREN’S HOUR In this gripping supernatural thriller of horror and suspense — from Bram Stoker Award-winning author Douglas Clegg — something is terribly wrong with the children of Colony, West Virginia. Innocent though they seem, these kids come out at night — to hunt. YOU COME WHEN I CALL YOU A heart-pounding supernatural epic. A high desert town has turned toxic after twenty years of nightmares. Now, a woman in Los Angeles believes her visions and memories are signs of insanity; a man named Peter Chandler follows a teenager into a house of darkness; in New York City, a cab driver begins to see a demon-haunted world all around him — while he’s driving. GOAT DANCE From Bram Stoker winner Douglas Clegg comes a novel of unrelenting suspense and supernatural horror. What secrets lie within the ancient place known as the Goat Dance? A girl who drowned is back from the dead... Nightmarish forces lurk in the mountains of Virginia. Those long-dead return in nightmares – and a small town must face its terrifying past as a possessed child threatens to unleash an unspeakable horror. 3 novels of supernatural terror set in towns dark as midnight, infested with nightmares — which all makes page-turning reading for you! "Clegg's stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby!" — Dean Koontz "Clegg is a weaver of nightmares!" — Robert R. McCammon "Clegg delivers!" — John Saul

Sensational Subjects

Author:John Jervis

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:1472535642

Total Pages:224

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This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. Under what conditions does 'sensation' become 'sensational'? In the early nineteenth century murder was a staple of the sensationalizing popular press and gruesome descriptions were deployed to make a direct impact on the sensations of the reader. By the end of the century, public concern with the thrills, spills, and shocks of modern life was increasingly articulated in the language of sensation. Media sensationalism contributed to this process and magnified its impact, just as sensation was, in turn, taken up by literature, art and film. In the contemporary world the dramatization of these experiences in an era of media panics over terrorism and paedophilia has taken an overtly melodramatic form, in which battles of good and evil play out across the landscapes of our lives. Sensational Subjects develops an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to exploring these themes, their impact and their implications for understanding the modern world. A companion volume, Sympathetic Sentiments: Affect, Emotion and Spectacle in the Modern World is published simultaneously by Bloomsbury.

Through Black Velvet Eyes

Author:Jeff Crawford

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1483426890

Total Pages:N.A

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What if in an instant you lost everything you valued? What if in an instant the ability to simply see was taken from you? What if in an instant the person you needed to lean on the most in the midst of all that was assaulting you was suddenly gone? This and more was what Marley had faced everyday for more than two years. At the end of her rope, when she had all but finally tired of fighting the good fight things changed. Some for the better and some that threatened what was left of her resolve and her sanity, if not more. But the question that had to be answered was, would the small bright spots be enough and would they be in time.

Forgiveness

Author:Robin Casarjian

Publisher:Bantam

ISBN:0307427560

Total Pages:256

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Drawing on the philosophy of A Course in Miracles, Casarjian gives a new and surprising definition of forgiveness and provides original exercises and meditations that acknowledge our hurt even as they lead us beyond it. The book explores special cases involving family members, crime victims, self-forgiveness, and forgiveness of God.

The End of Captivity?

Author:Tripp York

Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:1625647530

Total Pages:158

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In The End of Captivity?, Tripp York addresses how we talk about the good of other animals in light of a stark impossibility: their freedom from us. While all of us in the animal (and plant) kingdom are interdependent upon one another, humans are unique in that we are the only animals who keep other animals captive. We keep animals in zoos, sanctuaries, circuses, conservatories, aquariums, research facilities, slaughterhouses, and on our farms and in our homes. York asks what such forms of captivity say about us, and how animal captivity shapes what we imagine to be the purpose of other animals. What does the fact that elephants, tigers, and horses perform in circuses say about how we see the world? What does the reality of zoological parks say about the people who create, support, decry, protest, and patronize them? How important is wildlife conservation for the good of the earth? What does "who" we put on our plate say about how we understand the theological role of other animals? These are just a few questions York tackles as he weaves through the convoluted politics surrounding the captive animals in our midst.

Coming Through the Rye

Author:Grace Livingston Hill

Publisher:e-artnow

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Total Pages:231

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Evan Sherwood is faced with the biggest dilemma of his life when he is put in charge of bringing his beloved Romayne Ransom's brother and father to justice. Now he has to choose between professional integrity and love...

Dreams of Hidden Forest

Author:Ronald Strahl

Publisher:Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN:1640795723

Total Pages:542

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"Dreams of Hidden Forest" is an engaging, light hearted story about a year in the lives of two partners who share a love of the out of doors. They purchase what they believe to be prime hunting land, only to discover that their property contains much more than hunting opportunities. The excitement of stalking wild game quickly pales in favor of emersion in the many mysteries that surround them. From clues about a buried treasure to heartwarming encounters with other species, they find themselves becoming a part of the forest and the harmony it represents. Just when they think they are beginning to understand their function in the harmony of the wild, they are approached by a wise spirit that inhabits the forest. The spirit offers them answers for their nagging questions and teaches them what it takes to possess wisdom. When they agree to accept wisdom, their lives are changed forever. The spirit finally teaches them that humankind's greatest treasure is to have a satisfied mind, and it sets about teaching them how to claim ultimate satisfaction. The partners pursue an understanding of the uncomplicated nature of the wild, and in the process reconnect with their own higher nature. A bear and her cubs befriend the partners and through a series of innocent misadventures they learn how important it is for humans and animals to respectfully coexist.

Song of Songs (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible)

Author:Paul J. Griffiths

Publisher:Brazos Press

ISBN:1441235582

Total Pages:240

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In this addition to the well-received Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, Paul Griffiths offers theological exegesis of the Song of Songs. This commentary, like each in the series, is designed to serve the church--providing a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups--and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible. Praise for the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible "The Brazos Theological Commentary offers just the right level of light to make illuminating the Word the joy it was meant to be."--Calvin Miller, author of A Hunger for the Holy and Loving God Up Close

Through the Shroud

Author:Jacob Zoller

Publisher:Page Publishing Inc

ISBN:166240252X

Total Pages:310

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Sheth Rolksen aspires to be the greatest Hunter Dolcet has ever seen. His unique abilities have landed him the spot of coordinator despite his age, though his participation rarely has him see combat. His group is capable of felling monstrous Shroudlings and casualties are rare thanks to his guidance.Andel, his Holy Dragon Guardian, has been watching over him for as long as he can remember, preparing him for a destiny he could never have guessed or dreamed of.

Sweet Nightmares

Author:Catherine German

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1456823175

Total Pages:361

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It is I who walks through the valley of death. Even though it is written somewhere, in sometime though shall not fear death. It’s not death I fear; in fact I welcome it with open arms. What I fear the most is what I will become.

The Zeros and The Man Who Could Not Die

Author:Eric Bonkowski

Publisher:Penny Dreadful Publications

ISBN:

Total Pages:370

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The world of Gil's Grimoire... it calls to mind monsters, madness, magic, and mayhem, and just a bit of zaniness. A little tiny bit. Did you read "Two Zeros and The Library of Doom!" and want more from this wild world? Well, dear reader, you've come to the right place. "The Zeros and The Man Who Could Not Die" is the true beginning of Gil's Grimoire, or at least as far as our hero Dylan is concerned. Be with him for his interview and on-the-job training (now with more zombies!), a mind-bending tutorial as he learns the surprising truth about our world (a what? a multiverse did you say?), and discovers firsthand that there are many perils waiting for us in the shadows (no spoilers here, sorry!). Soon after teaming up with fellow Zeros Gil and Finch, Dylan and the gang receive their first case together: a young woman in trouble. Enter Willa Bascombe, a woman stricken with premonitions, terrible visions of a murder... her own murder, in fact. And at the hands of her darling husband, nonetheless! Rife with evil monsters, otherworld magic, undead revenants, political machinations, strange science, obligatory vampires, and plenty of camp, "The Zeros and The Man Who Could Not Die" is the first full-length novel of Gil's Grimoire.