Sapphire Scars Volume One

Author: A. P. Moraez
Publisher: Sapphire Scars
ISBN: 1982967323
Release Date: 2018-05-23
Genre: Fiction

Those crossing the little town of Hoofslope usually don't pay it any mind. Exactly like Ash Reid, there doesn't seem to be anything remarkable about it.If they paid a little closer attention, however, they'd end up surprisingly rewarded. They'd be reeled in by the details carved on the seemingly endless bridges. By the undeniable charm that would engulf them. By the alluring warmth coming off the little shops and bars.Most people aren't like that, though, and Ash is thankful for it. Most of them shiver under the crisp cold winds and move on. And by doing that they don't see him.And that's fine, really. It's exactly what he wants.The few who pay enough attention notice things, however. His skittish nature. Eyes that dart away from intimacy and an unwavering quietude. They don't see the dashing blue lights that mock and comfort. His pain and shame; his scars.But they don't question it. The young man is part of their community and their lives. They've learned to accept his ways and enjoy his music, even though it comes with peculiar melodies.Nothing lasts forever, though. This unexpected string of events has an ominous, unsettling ring to it. Ash felt it and he should've listened to his intuition.Life has a wicked way of coming at you when you're least expecting and, if you're not ready, chances are you're gonna pay for it. This time, Ash was the one caught off-guard and, as past and present collide, he's the one about to be consumed.

Travis

Author: Nicole Edwards
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476789194
Release Date: 2014-05-16
Genre: Fiction

The oldest of the Walker brothers opens a unique resort—catering to fetishes and fantasies—in this sizzling ebook from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Nicole Edwards. Travis Walker, the oldest of the seven Walker brothers, has been referred to as moody and mysterious, and for the most part, he would agree. Until recently, he spent his days helping his brothers run the family business. Now, he dedicates his time and energy to building a resort, Alluring Indulgence, that caters to fetishes and fantasies. And despite his attempt to work himself into the ground, Travis has never denied—at least not to himself—that something is missing. Ten years ago, Travis made the hardest decision of his life, breaking his own heart in the process. A decade later, he is learning that life has a strange way of turning things upside down before placing the pieces exactly where they were meant to go.

Tragedy and Desire

Author: Nicole Locker
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1535143169
Release Date: 2016-10-22
Genre:

(Advanced Reader Copy now available - revisions will be made after feedback is received and editing is completed. TEMPORARY REDUCED PRICE FOR PRINT EDITION) TRAGEDY & DESPAIR Perla Fae is no stranger to pain. With a tragic past and a present break-up, She finds herself starting over. Again. DESIRE & SEDUCTION Jax Maddox is an enigma. Wealthy, powerful, and a force to be reckoned with. He doesn't make decisions based on emotions, and complications are what he deals with in business, not in his personal affairs. But he wants her. TWO WORLDS COLLIDE Perla and Jax are set on a collision course, but she resists him in an effort to protect her heart. Just when things start heating up between them, a sinister force threatens to tear them apart when a monster from Perla's past resurfaces.

Reckless

Author: Nicole Edwards
Publisher: Nicole Edwards Limited
ISBN: 9781939786548
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Genre: Fiction

He’s a walking contradiction... Cam Strickland, one of the four owners of Pier 70 Marina, has earned the nickname his friends gave him years ago. Reckless. Sure. By definition. When it comes to fun, Cam hasn’t yet met a challenge he wouldn’t accept. In other areas, he’s likely far too cautious for his own good. He’s his complete opposite... Gannon Burgess, CEO of Burgess Entertainment, one of the top video game producers in the world, finds himself smack in the middle of the last place he would ever expect to be. But Gannon only thinks he is out of his element standing in the small marina office. Then... he meets Cam. Rumor is opposites attract. Sparks fly when this sexy, tattooed bad boy comes face to face with this buttoned-up gamer in glasses. Can Cam and Gannon push one another out of their comfort zones? Or -- thanks to the events that have shaped their lives -- will the time they spend together prove to be just another reckless adventure? This one involving their hearts.

Time It Never Rained The

Author: Elmer Kelton
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1429912936
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Genre: Fiction

To the ranchers and farmers of 1950s Texas, man's biggest enemy is one he can't control. With their entire livelihood pegged on the chance of a wet year or a dry year, drought has the ability to crush their whole enterprise, to determine who stands and who falls, and to take food out of the mouths of the workers and their families. To Charlie Flagg, an honest, decent, and cantankerous rancher, the drought of the early 1950s is a foe that he must fight on his own grounds. Refusing the questionable "help" of federal aid programs, Charlie and his family struggle to make the ranch survive until the time it rains again-if it ever rains again. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Hard to Hold

Author: Nicole Edwards
Publisher: Nicole Edwards Limited
ISBN: 9781939786807
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Genre: Fiction


Killing Floor

Author: Lee Child
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780515153651
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Fiction

Ex-MP Jack Reacher goes into action to find his brother's killers after a series of brutal crimes terrorize tiny Margrave, Georgia, only to uncover the dark and deadly conspiracy concealed behind the town's peaceful facade.

Zane

Author: Nicole Edwards
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476789187
Release Date: 2014-05-16
Genre: Fiction

Vanessa must learn to open her heart to the one man with the key to hers in this sexy ebook from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Nicole Edwards. Vanessa Carmichael will never forget that horrible day for as long as she lives. With Zane fully on the mend from the brutal attack he suffered right in her very own yard, she knows she should be grateful, which she is. She also knows that walking away from Zane might be the only way to keep him safe. Despite her denial, V knows she can’t trust her own heart, especially when it comes to the youngest Walker brother, but he’s not the kind of man who will walk away when there is something he wants. He wants her even if it isn’t safe for him, and she’s not sure she is strong enough to walk away. Zane Walker might have been brutally attacked and after months in the hospital, walked away with his life spared, but now that he’s out of the hospital, he has only one goal in mind. Getting the girl. From the first time he kissed her, Zane knew V was the one for him. He also knew that getting her wasn’t going to be as easy as he hoped. She’s stubborn and the walls she has erected around her heart are nearly impenetrable. However, there’s one thing about Zane—he never gives up. And he’s not about to start now. Can V learn to open her heart to the one man who is desperate to get past those walls she has erected, or will she walk away to protect him? How long will Zane allow her to deny what he knows is growing between them? Or is the only option to obscure the underlying emotions with spine-tingling lust? When V and Zane come together, smoke detectors go on the fritz, but when they bring Zane’s best friend, Beau, into the mix, extra fire extinguishers are needed.

A Hole in Texas

Author: Herman Wouk
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780759510661
Release Date: 2004-04-13
Genre: Fiction

With this rollicking novel-hailed equally for its satiric bite, its lightly borne scientific savvy, and its tender compassion for foible-prone humanity-one of America's preeminent storytellers returns to fiction. Guy Carpenter is a regular guy, a family man, an obscure NASA scientist, when he is jolted out of his quiet life and summoned to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C. Through a turn of events as unlikely as it is inevitable, Guy finds himself compromised by scandal and romance, hounded by Hollywood, and agonizingly alone at the white-hot center of a firestorm ignited as three potent forces of American culture--politics, big science, and the media--spectacularly collide.

The End of Policing

Author: Alex S. Vitale
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781784782917
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Genre: Political Science

How the police endanger us and why we need to find an alternative Recent years have seen an explosion of protest against police brutality and repression—most dramatically in Ferguson, Missouri, where longheld grievances erupted in violent demonstrations following the police killing of Michael Brown. Among activists, journalists, and politicians, the conversation about how to respond and improve policing has focused on accountability, diversity, training, and community relations. Unfortunately, these reforms will not produce results, either alone or in combination. The core of the problem must be addressed: the nature of modern policing itself. “Broken windows” practices, the militarization of law enforcement, and the dramatic expansion of the police’s role over the last forty years have created a mandate for officers that must be rolled back. This book attempts to spark public discussion by revealing the tainted origins of modern policing as a tool of social control. It shows how the expansion of police authority is inconsistent with community empowerment, social justice—even public safety. Drawing on groundbreaking research from across the world, and covering virtually every area in the increasingly broad range of police work, Alex Vitale demonstrates how law enforcement has come to exacerbate the very problems it is supposed to solve. In contrast, there are places where the robust implementation of policing alternatives—such as legalization, restorative justice, and harm reduction—has led to reductions in crime, spending, and injustice. The best solution to bad policing may be an end to policing.

Lateral Hazard

Author: Dave Saari
Publisher:
ISBN: 1365696502
Release Date: 2017-01-20
Genre:

Samantha Williamson is taking a respite from her quest to become a star on the LPGA Tour, with a stint as an Assistant Professional at the Snake River Golf Club. She has the talent and the will to make it on tour, but an unexpected distraction the handsome Snake River Pro throws a monkey wrench into the works. Little did she know that her estranged father is the club chairman, or that his beautiful trophy wife would end up dead. When the Sheriff canOt solve her stepmotherOs murder, Sam decides to investigate on her own, leading to disastrous consequences. This is a tale of lust, infidelity, blackmail, murder, revenge and the redemptive power of love.

Never Say Never

Author: Nicole Edwards
Publisher: Nicole Edwards Limited
ISBN: 9781939786494
Release Date: 2015-08-18
Genre: Fiction

Ryan Trexler has devoted his entire life to his family’s security business. And now that he’s slated to take over the reins for the company, RT knows that his life is only going to get more complicated. Add in the fact that he’s lusting over one of the men who works for him and RT knows that there are some serious tough times ahead. Zachariah Tavoularis—nicknamed Z—has been employed by Sniper 1 Security for a decade. Despite being known as the most loyal enforcer outside of family, Z also has a reputation of being quite the playboy, though that was based more on rumor than fact. When an assignment comes up that forces the two of them to work together, Z knows it’s time to show RT he’s not the man he thinks he is. Can they complete the mission, despite the fact that it puts them in a tenuous situation, bringing them closer than either of them ever expected? And will Z allow RT to convince him that they can never be together, no matter how much they both want it?

Long Way To Texas

Author: Elmer Kelton
Publisher: Penguin Group
ISBN: 1429912898
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Fiction

Lieutenant David Buckalew and his men had left Texas on a march westward to claim the entire Southwest for the Confederacy. But defeat after humiliating defeat at the hands of the Union army has stranded Buckalew and nineteen battle-weary survivors in the New Mexico Territory-a territory crawling with hostile Comanches and Union soldiers. As Buckalew and his men make a run for their homeland of Texas, they learn the location of a cache of Union weapons and ammunition. If they could seize the weapons before the Union troops arrive to collect them, they might be able to shift the odds in the South's favor. However, those keeping the cache for the North have other ideas . . . At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

Racehoss

Author: Albert Sample
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501183997
Release Date: 2018-05-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

“A timeless classic” (San Antonio Express-News), reissued with a new foreword, afterword, and ten percent more material about a black man who spent seventeen years on a brutal Texas prison plantation and underwent a remarkable transformation. First published in 1984, Racehoss: Big Emma’s Boy is Albert Race Sample’s “unforgettable” (The Dallas Morning News) tale of resilience, revelation, and redemption. Born in 1930, the mixed-race son of a hard-drinking black prostitute and a white cotton broker, Sample was raised in the Jim Crow South by an abusive mother who refused to let her son—who could pass for white—call her Mama. He watched for the police while she worked, whether as a prostitute, bootlegger, or running the best dice game in town. He loved his mother deeply but could no longer take her abuse and ran away from home at the age of twelve. In his early twenties, Sample was arrested for burglary, robbery, and robbery by assault and was sentenced to nearly twenty years in the Texas prison system in the 1950s and 60s. His light complexion made him stand out in the all-black prison plantation known as the “burnin’ hell,” where he and over four hundred prisoners picked cotton and worked the land while white shotgun-carrying guards followed on horseback. Sample earned the moniker “Racehoss” for his ability to hoe cotton faster than anyone else in his squad. A profound spiritual awakening in solitary confinement was a decisive moment for him, and he became determined to turn his life around. When he was finally released in 1972, he did just that. Though Sample was incarcerated in the twentieth century, his memoir reads like it came from the nineteenth. With new stories that had been edited out of the first edition, a foreword by Texas attorney and writer David R. Dow, and an afterword by Sample’s widow, Carol, this new edition of Racehoss: Big Emma’s Boy offers a more complete picture of this extraordinary time in America’s recent past.