In this gritty, realistic wilderness adventure, thirteen-year-old Cort is caught in a battle against a Gulf Coast hurricane. Cort's father is a local expert on hunting and swamp lore in lower Alabama who has been teaching his son everything he knows. But when a deadly Category 3 storm makes landfall, Cort must unexpectedly put his all skills-and bravery-to the test. One catastrophe seems to lead to another, leaving Cort and two neighbor girls to face the storm as best they can. Amid miles of storm-thrashed wetlands filled with dangerous, desperate wild animals, it's up to Cort to win-or lose-the fight for their lives. This title has Common Core connections.
Welcome to Bear Creek, Wyoming—where faith, love and family prevail—in this novella from Lacy Williams's Wyoming Legacy series! Wyoming, 1895 Sam Castlerock's return to Bear Creek, Wyoming, may be the answer to Emily Sands's prayers. Though she's not the kind of girl to rely on anyone else, the handsome cowboy-turned-banker may be able to get her family a much-needed extension on their loan. But Sam also reminds Emily of her dreams of a husband and family of her own…. After years on the range, Sam is determined to prove himself to his father by turning around the local bank, even if he must call in loans from his struggling neighbors. But being reunited with Emily stirs old feelings to life, and he's soon torn between his obligations and following his heart. How can Sam do his duty if it will hurt the community—and the woman he loves? Look for more books in Lacy Williams's Wyoming Legacy series, beginning with Roping the Wrangler from Love Inspired Historical.
Falling in love with a murder suspect? Thrilling. It's not easy being a shifter without a clan. But finally, Jasmine Rowland has a job at least. Well, being a nanny is not what she had dreamed of, but it pays the bills. Also, there are worse places to be than around that handsome Doctor Alava with his tight clothes, showing every vein and muscle of his body. But something is definitely wrong with him. What is he hiding? Dr. Eneko Alava's love left a long time ago. There is not such a thing as a mate for him anymore. All focus is on his beloved children and his practice, a medical clinic for shifters set up in the heart of bear shifter territory. But wait, why then is his inner animal panting for his nanny now? That isn't supposed to happen. And suddenly... Murder. One suspect. No place to hide. With the law against them and time running out, can Eneko and Jasmine find love? Or does fate have other plans for them?
The sacred formulas here given are selected from a collection of about six hundred, obtained on the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina in 1887 and 1888, and covering every subject pertaining to the daily life and thought of the Indian, including medicine, love, hunting, fishing, war, self-protection, destruction of enemies, witchcraft, the crops, the council, the ball play, etc., and, in fact, embodying almost the whole of the ancient religion of the Cherokees. The original manuscripts, now in the possession of the Bureau of Ethnology, were written by the shamans of the tribe, for their own use, in the Cherokee characters invented by Sikw�ya (Sequoyah) in 1821, and were obtained, with the explanations, either from the writers themselves or from their surviving relatives.
Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2011-06-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
No novel better epitomizes the love between a child and a pet than The Yearling. Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend. But life in the Florida backwoods is harsh, and so, as his family fights off wolves, bears, and even alligators, and faces failure in their tenuous subsistence farming, Jody must finally part with his dear animal friend. There has been a film and even a musical based on this moving story, a fine work of great American literature.
Owen thought he had his life all figured out. He was the Head Ranger of the beautiful Everglades National Park, Alpha of a loyal bear clan and alone. Since saying goodbye to Addie years ago, he's never found love again--and he doesn't want to. Determined to focus on his career and clan, his plan was working fine. Until she wanders into his park and back into his life. Addie has just graduated college and is heading off to the park to celebrate by camping with friends. When she runs into her first love, all feelings of heartbreak resurface. She does her best to move on and enjoy her girls' vacation, but struggles when she realizes she's not over Owen after all. Addie hopes to rekindle things with Owen, and deep down, Owen wants the same, but his secret has forced him to shut her out from his heart. How could things ever change between them if the truth stays hidden? With new forces coming against them both, will they be able to rely on each other and give their love a second chance, or are things really over for good? Alpha's Second Chance is a 30,000 word novella with steamy shifter scenes intended for readers age 18+.
Author: S. A. Barrett
Release Date: 2010-01
Samuel Alfred Barrett (1879-1965) grew up in the Ukia area of California, where his interest in the Indian cultures of California started. He is most recognized for his work in California ethnography at UC Berkeley. From 1903 to 1907, he undertook fieldwork among the Pomp, Miwok, Maidu, Yokuts, Yuki and Wintun for the Department of Anthropology at Berkeley. Barrett's most famous work of museology anthropological research is best viewed in Wisconsin. Near the end of his career, he and Alfred Kroeber established American Indian Films, whose goal was to provide an accurate portrayal of how Indians lived. His works include: The Geography and Dialects of the Miwok Indians (1908), Myths of the Southern Sierra Miwok (1919) and Miwok Material Culture: Indian Life of the Yosemite Region (1933).
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-04-25
When a young girl finds herself lost in the woods, she tunes her Walkman to a Boston Red Sox game and imagines her hero, relief pitcher Tom Gordon, walking beside her. But a hulking beast silently and ruthlessly stalks her, waiting until she runs out of strength, determination, and hope. National radio and print ads, including "USA Today" and "The New York Times."
Author: Holley Trent
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-06-05
Love lasts forever in this value-priced paranormal romance collection featuring eight couples who discover that eternal happiness is the key to conquering evil. The Demigod’s Legacy: Demigod cougar shifter Tito Perez couldn’t protect his family in pre-colonial Tenochtitlan, so he won’t risk endangering another in modern New Mexico. But when December Farmer shows up to collect child support for a daughter he never knew about, danger of all sorts finds them. This immortal shapeshifter may have no choice but to cast aside his precious humanity and become the unflinching warrior he’s never wanted to be. Immortal Flame: After a horrific accident, Peter Blackstone arrives in Allison La Croix’s ER and heals himself before her eyes. Peter traded his soul to save his wife, and now he will hunt criminals forever. Can Allison find a way to unlock his forgotten, passionate spirit? Of Eternal Life: Dr. Abilene Miller is shocked when a dead man jerks back to life in her arms and infuriated when he kidnaps her. He thinks she’s part of a conspiracy; she thinks he’s insane. Only together can they find out the truth—and brave the risks they run in loving each other. The Nymph’s Labyrinth: Shapeshifting nymph Ariadne Papadakis must keep the truth of the nymphs’ existence far out of reach from American archeologist Beau Morris. But will the task force her to sacrifice her own happiness? Secrets of the Sky: Sparrow Reed might look like an angel, but she’s actually a witch who can change into a songbird. When her best friend’s problems drop Sparrow in an underworld fraught with threats, Rowen Aerion of the Knights of the Fog has his hands full trying to keep her alive—and his love may be her biggest danger of all. Embrace the Desire: Destroyer Payne can’t believe his good luck when his father, the lord of the underworld, orders him to take the lovely Chanta Timbers through her transition from human to half-goddess. Chanta is both drawn to and frightened by the beast that lurks under his skin. But only by defying the gods to pursue this attraction do they stand a chance in the coming war. Immortal Love: Bécquer is handsome, well-read, poetic, and … an immortal literary agent who exists on human blood. Not that it matters since his relationships are strictly business—until he crosses paths with Carla, who rewrites his script. The Gettysburg Vampire: College student Abby Potter takes advantage of ghosts’ popularity in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by inventing a vampire folktale for the annual holiday production. Problem is, her leading man—a history professor at the college and a renowned Civil War reenactor—is a little too convincing in the role. Sensuality Level: Sensual