Author: Anna M. Vrooman
Release Date: 2000-11-01
Nurse Shannon Grady, is working with a distinguished research doctor to develop a procedure allowing the transplant of an early human embryo directly from a woman not wanting the child, to another unable to conceive. Her painful challenge is to accept the first transplant. However, she learns the baby’s father is black, and relives memories of the rape she endured at seventeen, resulting in the birth of a biracial infant placed for adoption. Another nurse who is black receives the second transplant. Both women must hold this in strict confidence even from their fiances and family for three months in case of the embryos’ rejection. Tempers erupt when they do tell. Although not an abortion center, anti-abortionists—infiltrated by white supremacists, appear with threats. Threats and vandalism terrorize the center, a young black student is beaten and threatened with death to both him and his white girlfriend, the doctor’s daughter. A snipers bullet kills an infant. Fear encircles all but the focus remains with Shannon who must decide if such terror should prohibit publication of the procedure’s success which was to provide a third choice to women.
Author: Chris Evans
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-09-25
"Bones jutted from the sand at angles--not odd angles, though, for that would suggest that there were ways bones could protrude that made sense--and the eyes of those still living stared and saw nothing. Amidst a scene of carnage on a desert battlefield blanketed in metallic snow, Major Konowa Swift Dragon sees his future, and it is one drenched in shadow and blood. Never mind that he has won a grand victory for the Calahrian Empire. He came here in search of his lost regiment of elves, while the Imperial Prince came looking for the treasures of a mystical library, and both ventures have failed. But Konowa knows, as do the Iron Elves--both living and dead--that another, far more important battle now looms before them. The campaign in the desert was only the latest obstacle on the twisted, darkening path leading inexorably to the Hyntaland, and the final confrontation with the dreaded Shadow Monarch"--Publisher description.
Author: Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Kensington Books
Release Date: 2012-05-29
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
An amazingly addictive new series. –Fresh Fiction I've seen so many freaky things since I started attending Mythos Academy last fall. I know I'm supposed to be a fearless warrior, but most of the time, I feel like I'm just waiting for the next Bad, Bad Thing to happen. Like someone trying to kill me--again. Everyone at Mythos Academy knows me as Gwen Frost, the Gypsy girl who uses her psychometry magic to find lost objects--and who just may be dating Logan Quinn, the hottest guy in school. But I'm also the girl the Reapers of Chaos want dead in the worst way. The Reapers are the baddest of the bad, the people who murdered my mom. So why do they have it in for me? It turns out my mom hid a powerful artifact called the Helheim Dagger before she died. Now, the Reapers will do anything to get it back. They think I know where the dagger is hidden, but this is one thing I can't use my magic to find. All I do know is that the Reapers are coming for me--and I'm in for the fight of my life. Praise for Touch of Frost "A great start to a new young adult paranormal series." –Night Owl Reviews "At the Mythos Academy, surviving high school means staying alive!" –Kerrelyn Sparks "It has literally everything: mystery, romance, mythology, boarding schools. What could be better?" --Simply Nerdy Book Reviews
"Eleuthera" is a beautiful, full color photographic journey exploring the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas. The book includes a foreword and written introductions to the two sections: "The Beaches and the Seas" and "The Land". "Eleuthera" captures the magic of an extraordinary, timeless place.
When the Wytch Council assigns Kian as healer to Prince Ambris, he is sent to the isolated country estate of Blackfrost. There, Kian finds a desperate man nearing the end of his endurance, a mystery, and a chance for love. Son of a simple blacksmith, Apprentice Wytch Kian has always known that once his apprenticeship is over, he'll be sent far from home to serve the Wytch Council. Before his training is even complete, Wytch Master Taretha orders him to Blackfrost, an isolated country estate, where he is to serve as personal healer to Prince Ambris of Miraen. Nothing in Kian's experience has prepared him for what he finds at Blackfrost, and every day brings new questions. Like why is Prince Ambris being kept prisoner at Blackfrost? Where does Wytch Master Taretha take him every fortnight? And why does the prince return from these excursions suffering from horrific injuries that Kian is expected to heal? Kian quickly learns that seeking answers to these questions could cost him his life. Worse, he soon finds himself struggling with his growing feelings for Ambris, putting him at odds with both Wytch Master Taretha and the sadistic guard captain, Malik. Can Kian unravel the mystery in time to save Ambris? Or will the prince finally succumb to madness and destroy Blackfrost and everyone in it?
Fiona receives a disturbing call about a ritualistic homicide in the abyss of a cave and sanctuary of a teenage vampire cult. She is forced to confront yet another obstacle as she is hunted by a crazed escaped convict, bloodthirsty for revenge on her father. Conflict, betrayal, and forbidden love flourish as Fiona realizes that her forensic training program is more like reality than she ever imagined.
A deteriorating shed in the deep woods surrounding Eastbend hides more than just a small black casket. The dangerous secret of more than a decade ago unravels as 5 curious kids learn what really happened to the people who've gone missing from their town. In a frozen forest, an icy path is not as harmless as it seems. Becca, David and Lyn have to solve the mystery and find the key to returning to the town they have grown to despise before they all freeze to death from the inside out.
Elfen wie Diamant – niemand ist härter Konowa Flinkdrache und die Stählernen Elfen bereiten sich auf den finalen Kampf gegen die mächtige Hexe Schattenherrscherin vor. Doch der neue finstere Gesandte der Zauberin kennt die Stählernen Elfen wie kein Gegner zuvor, denn er war einst einer von ihnen. Konowa Flinkdrache sieht nur eine Möglichkeit für das Überleben seiner Männer. Er muss der Hexe zuvorkommen und sie in ihrem eigenen Bau stellen!
Author: Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
First Frost I am Gwen Frost, and I have a Gypsy gift. It's called psychometry – that's a fancy way of saying that I see images in my head and get flashes of other people's memories off almost everything I touch, even guys. My gift makes me kind of nosy. Okay, okay, maybe a lot nosy--to the point of obsession sometimes. I want to know everything about everyone around me. But even I don't want to know the secrets my friend Paige is hiding or the terrible loss that will send me to a new school – Mythos Academy, where the teachers aren't preparing us for the SATs, but to battle Reapers of Chaos. Now I have no friends and no idea how my gift fits in with all these warrior whiz kids. The only thing I do know is that my life is never, ever going to be the same. . . Touch of Frost My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy -- a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest. But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I'm determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why – especially since I should have been the one who died... Kiss of Frost Logan Quinn was trying to kill me. My Spartan classmate relentlessly pursued me, swinging his sword at me over and over again, the shining silver blade inching closer to my throat every time. A smile tugged up his lips, and his ice-blue eyes practially glowed with the thrill of battle. . . I'm Gwen Frost, a second-year warrior-in-training at Mythos Academy, and I have no idea how I'm going to survive the rest of the semester. One day, I'm getting schooled in swordplay by the guy who broke my heart--the drop-dead gorgeous Logan who slays me every time. Then, an invisible archer in the Library of Antiquities decides to use me for target practice. And now, I find out that someone at the academy is really a Reaper bad guy who wants me dead. I'm afraid if I don't learn how to live by the sword--with Logan's help--I just might die by the sword. . . Dark Frost I've seen so many freaky things since I started attending Mythos Academy last fall. I know I'm supposed to be a fearless warrior, but most of the time, I feel like I'm just waiting for the next Bad, Bad Thing to happen. Like someone trying to kill me--again. Everyone at Mythos Academy knows me as Gwen Frost, the Gypsy girl who uses her psychometry magic to find lost objects--and who just may be dating Logan Quinn, the hottest guy in school. But I'm also the girl the Reapers of Chaos want dead in the worst way. The Reapers are the baddest of the bad, the people who murdered my mom. So why do they have it in for me? It turns out my mom hid a powerful artifact called the Helheim Dagger before she died. Now, the Reapers will do anything to get it back. They think I know where the dagger is hidden, but this is one thing I can't use my magic to find. All I do know is that the Reapers are coming for me--and I'm in for the fight of my life.