“So you’re trying to break into paradise to give the people there more character?”“No! Of course not. You were just saying it would be“Hmmm… I don’t know. I can’t imagine you could even get a good reaction out of the good ol’ emotionless prigs.”“Yes, but that’s the funny part, I think I can break them down, and give them some character.”At that he just laughed, “oh Alan.”“What” I questioned.“So you’re trying to break into paradise to give the people there more character?”“No! Of course not. You were just saying it would be impossible to get a reaction out of them.”“Oh so you’re doing the impossible,” he scoffed.
How far has humanity come as far as enriching the soul? Join Mr Parker as guests from the past come to discuss this question.An aetheric chain-reaction sends a wave of death rolling around the world, warping living beings and aether-based technology alike. In one afternoon, trains go from being the power that pushed civilization out to the frontier, to being very expensive sheds of scrap metal, filled with rotting produce and dying cattle. Cities go hungry.The farmers are in hardly better shape than their former customers in the city. Some trees bear withered fruit, while gobbets of exploded fruit flesh drape the limbs of others. One wheat stalk might be strong and firm, but its neighbor disintegrates to dust at a touch. Harvesting crops takes more work, but yields less food. People try not to starve, using a variety of tactics.The Loyale traveling circus survives the aether storm mostly unscathed and decides to continue touring despite the difficulties. When the circus comes to Seppanen Town, all seems well until a ragged fugitive plunges into their camp and begs for sanctuary.
When the man who left her at the altarMoves in next door...This could not be happening. Charlotte Shields had left both that heartbreaking day and this heartbreaking man behind. Even worse, their mutual attraction is back to betray her. Especially as Dr. Rick Tyler works hard to make amends. He's got to make this move to Sweet Briar work to give his son a second chance. Will he get a second chance with Charlotte in the bargain?
"You cannot describe the main character of a story, the story describes them."Rosabel McGuiness, orphaned werewolf, has finally decided to leave the werelion pride she’s been living with for the last eighteen years. She’s been challenged to one duel too many. It’s time to find a pack to call home.Theodore Wilson, Alpha of the Mount Roxby Pack, has never cared about finding his mate. He swore off women when his wife, a human who knew nothing about what he was cheated on him. But now a new wolf has walked into town, and stirred up feelings he never imagined he would feel.Mount Roxby has a plethora of supernatural beings, unbeknownst to the humans that live there. After a series of mysterious disappearances, and fatal attacks on both werewolves and vampires alike, Rosabel decides something needs to be done. But can she persuade the Pack Alpha and Vampire King, to put old prejudices behind them long enough to work together, and solve these attacks? Or will one bite too many cause a war?
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“When he says his five steps will help you build better connections with the people you care about, you know that they have been demonstrated to work.” E. Mavis Heatherington, Ph.D., professor of psychology, University of Virginia From the country’s foremost relationship expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. John M. Gottman comes a powerful, simple five-step program, based on twenty years of innovative research, for greatly improving all of the relationships in your life—with spouses and lovers, children, siblings, and even your colleagues at work. In The Relationship Cure, Dr. Gottman:
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Maine lobster fisherman Amos Coombs knows that German U-boats are hiding out along the coast by day and sinking American merchant vessels at night. Until one terrifying day, however, he is unaware that the enemy is quite literally in his backyard or that the presence of a Nazi submarine is about to change his life and those of his fellow islanders forever. More than just a war novel, this excitingly original novel presents a vivid portrayal of a community and a way of life.
Eight Dogs, Eight Cats And One Ornery Cowboy!Megan Jennings just found the ideal temporary home for sixteen suddenly displaced pets. Too bad the farm’s owner isn’t giving the two-legged, former New York attorney the same warm welcome. A city girl broke Cade Battle’s heart and no way the gun-shy cowboy’s trusting in the feelings Megan awakens. But after being orphaned as a teenager, Megan knows she’s finally found her forever family. Can she make Cade believe it, too?
They pretended to be lovers.But there's nothing make-believe about the baby on the way.When Joni Danielson recruits her best friend, Sweet Briar mayor Lex Devlin, to be her fake boyfriend for a wedding, it's a no-brainer. But their staged kisses lead to real passion—and heartbreak when Lex pulls away. Now Joni's in a bigger bind: she's pregnant. Can she and Lex once again fake it till they make it—to a real relationship?