After losing his wife and child years ago, Tyson feels he's ready to get on with his life. But, when his wife's best friend casually mentions she has a stalker, he initially agrees to help her out of lingering loyalty to his late wife. He quickly realizes that being at Kai's side, any way he can get there, seems more right than anything else has in too long. Even before Tyson married her best friend, Kai had found herself absolutely smitten with him. Unfortunately, from the moment her best friend laid eyes on him, the two were like a lock and key. Kai is in charge of leading a demonstration at Legendary Securities for a new training program her company has developed. With Tyson as part of the trainee group, she's right back where she started with him. Maybe her life has changed drastically, but her heart has always been available to him. Admitting she has a problem she might not be able to handle on her own isn't easy for a badass like Kai. But she can't downplay her own personal stalker for long, not with someone like Tyson. As the two delve deeper into her troubles--and mutual feelings for each other--complications multiply into something fatal.
Rory is an animal lover. In his mind, any veterinarian who does as much pro bono work as Louise, the local vet, deserves his help when she gets into trouble... Louise works long hours at her own veterinarian clinic. When she receives an unexpected delivery one day, complete with a dead deliveryman, a domino-series of events puts her and her clinic full of precious animals in danger. Rory is the first to volunteer to keep her safe. Professional reasons quickly become personal. Louise is everything he's ever wanted and never expected to find in a single woman. He's looking forward to a future together, and the only way to ensure that is to stop whatever's endangering her and her animals. Unfortunately, the killer isn't leaving a witness to his crimes. At first, Rory and the team at Legendary Securities make headway in discovering what's going on, but the tables turn in an instant and, for the first time since he joined the team, Rory's vision of a satisfactory resolution--and happily-ever-after--may not be in the cards.
Rhodes's Reward Second chances do happen... Even amid evil... Rhodes knew Sienna years ago. When she'd been young and gawky, more elbow and carrot hair than style, but she'd had something special even then. Now she's all grown. But she's a trouble magnet, and even at the compound it finds her... Sienna had a super-sized crush on her brother's best friend years ago. Now he's hunky and even hotter than she could have imagined. Only she's new and doesn't want to jeopardize her position. When asked to help out on a job, she agrees...and triggers a sequence of disastrous events no one could foresee. But someone will stop at nothing to silence everyone involved, especially the two of them... Flynn's Firecracker Some jobs are more pleasant than others... Flynn agrees to do a security job for Levi as a trial run for more work. Looking after Anna and her animal shelter is a breeze. Trouble free. Until he leaves... Having Flynn around was both good and bad. To have the help at the shelter was huge, but they drew sparks just being around each other. She tells herself she's relieved when he's gone but when a dead man shows up, she'd do anything to have him back. Someone is after Flynn... and he doesn't care who he kills in the process... Logan's Light Logan heads to Boston on an intel mission. His investigation plunges him and his partner into the deep dark world of human trafficking. The last thing Alina remembers is having coffee at the cafe in the hospital where she works. She awakes tied up in a strange apartment. Her world as she knew it gone...possibly forever. Now they're on the run together. Time is against them. There's a quota to be made, and the traffickers aren't going to let Alina go if they can help it. Unfortunately, she's not the only victim. The hunt is on...for the traffickers and their other victims...before it's too late.
When former Navy SEAL Liam O'Brian joins Legendary Securities, he looks forward to being shipped somewhere exciting for his first mission with Levi and his crew. Instead, he learns exotic and enormous aren't exactly synonymous when he stumbles upon the oversized pachyderms inhabiting his new backyard. Still, conflicts are universal and Liam's troubles are only just beginning once he finds himself falling for a woman deeply rooted in her family's livelihood and problems. Go-getter Lilianna Howell is a biologist who believes all problems can be reduced to minor ones if only they're nipped in the bud early enough. When her dad can no longer deal with the loss of his son and his detachment threatens the elephant reserve, Lilianna steps into a much larger role, handling the marketing and fundraising. Being close to her sister and her husband--once Lilianna's fiancé--forces her to struggle with distrust from that past experience and a growing attachment to a man who appears in her life like a dream come true. Mammoth issues escalate as Liam and Lilianna team up to save the gentle giants, their newfound love… and their own lives.
Beth Cochran has never known the true stability of a family. Her mother died shortly after her birth, and her father is perpetually absent and verbally abusive. Handsome bounty hunter, Tyson Seals, can't imagine going through any situation without his doting parents and bevy of siblings by his side. Feeling responsible for the death of the man everybody supposed Beth would marry, he's compelled to ask for her forgiveness. Their two very different cultures collide when excitement, complications, secrets, hidden and overt dangers litter their path. Will they discover how a common belief in Christ can bind them?
War is hell . . . Soldiers fight to survive. They fight each other, and they fight the demons inside. Sometimes, they fight real monsters. This book collects stories of ancient myths, time travelers, horrors in the old west . . . and the soldiers who fight them. Featuring some of the best writers working in the field today, this book includes works from Jonathan Maberry, Weston Ochse, Greig Beck, and James A. Moore who lead the way, with a contingent of emerging authors to back them up. Fight or die.
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.
The only constant in life is change…and it's not always for the better. After an operation gone wrong that laid him low, Levi's obsession to find the men who betrayed him has grown to the point where nothing else seems to matter to him anymore. Although he's physically recovered from his injuries and has started his own company, Legendary Securities, when he catches the scent of the last man on his most-wanted list, he becomes a missile locked on his target. The very man he's hunting is hunting him as well…and fully intends to finish the job he started by taking Levi out once and for all. For every step of Levi's journey toward rebuilding his life, Ice has been there for him. The places where she can't join him--where he won't allow her inside--are the hardest ones to reconcile because she knows their relationship has reached an impasse. One wrong word, one false step may mean the last kiss for them…and ultimately the end of the road for all her hopes and dreams. Just as Levi has been at a standstill, waiting to get his final revenge, Ice can't resolve the heart of her conflicts until the monster that nearly destroyed their world is brought down for good. But the killer isn't just targeting Levi anymore. If she and Levi don't move fast, their future--whether separate or together--will be forfeit.
Hardened Navy SEAL Michael Stanton walked away from his career a year ago and never had any intention of returning. But when his former commander calls with the bad news that an old friend of his was murdered while undercover, Michael can't say no to helping track down the culprit. Aware that the next dead body might be his own, Michael agrees to take his deceased friend’s place at the home of a terrorist. His official mission: Find all he can to bring this crook's operation down. His personal mission: Find out who murdered his friend and return the favor. Mercy's sister was employed as a maid at the terrorist's home. When her sister disappeared, the police couldn't find any leads about where she might have gone or what happened to her. Mercy isn't nearly so complacent. She decides that, since they can't help her, she'll be the one to save her sister if it's the last thing she does. Michael and Mercy meet up inside the terrorist's house, where suspicions--and passions--flare instantly between them. Neither of them are what they're posing to be, but can they find a way to work together to uncover the truth they both need to know? Or will the terrorist get wind of traitors in his home and take care of them before they can take care of him?
Author: Jim Gant
Publisher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC
Release Date: 2014-03-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
"Major Jim Gant, a man seen by many of us as the 'perfect insurgent,'--an inspiring, gifted, courageous leader... -- GENERAL DAVID H. PETRAEUS (U.S. Army, Ret.) THE PAPER THAT ROCKED OSAMA BIN LADEN Team members during the May 2, 2011 U.S. military raid that killed Osama Bin Laden seized piles of Al Qaeda intelligence. One piece of evidence found in Bin Laden's personal sleeping quarters was an English language copy of Jim Gant's One Tribe at a Time. It contained notes in the margins consistent with others identified as written by Osama Bin Laden. A directive from Osama Bin Laden to his intelligence chief was also discovered. It identified Jim Gant by name as an impediment to Al Qaeda's operational objectives for eastern Afghanistan. Bin Laden ordered that Gant be assassinated. "[One Tribe at a Time] was hugely important...at a time when I was looking for ideas on Afghanistan...[Gant] was the first to write it down, in a very coherent fashion, very readable, very encouraging frankly...and there is enormous power in that." --General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.) quoted in American Spartan: The Promise, The Mission, and The Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant by Ann Scott Tyson Washington Post reporter Ann Scott Tyson read "One Tribe at a Time," and - informed by her combat experience in Afghanistan and Iraq and her eight years as a reporter in China - she realized that Jim's paper made sense. She decided to write a story about Jim entitled, "Jim Gant, the Green Beret who could win the war in Afghanistan." After the article appeared in January 2010, as Jim was in Washington, D.C., attending Pashto language training, he met Ann and the two fell in love. She followed his mission in Afghanistan and wrote AMERICAN SPARTAN: The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant.
Back in Ireland as a young girl, Issa had formed a strong bond with the falcon her father used as the lookout for his smuggling operation. One night, during a job gone wrong, her father and brothers were killed. Issa's mother wanted a fresh start, and they immigrated to America. Issa pursues a career in environmental sciences and continues her passion for falconry. Unable to find a special falcon like the one she'd had in Ireland is a constant disappointment for her...until the fateful day her world explodes yet again. Eagle is a retired military pilot. He's set up a small ranch outside Denver, Colorado where he runs a rescue center for raptors. When one of his newest arrivals, a sharp-eyed falcon, begins acting irrationally, Eagle hates the thought but knows his only choice is to euthanize it. Only the wounded bird rips free. Badly hurt, somehow it manages to disappear into the skies only to return the very next night with a beautiful, injured woman…and a message of death and destruction for both Eagle and Issa.
John Haworth, despite innate shyness, has floated upward in a comfortable English home environment under the influence of much older sisters and their friends. After he begins a new school in the early fifties, the seven-year-old is looking lost when a classmate, Martin Holford, decides to take him under his wing. And so begins a long friendship. Ordinary rules of life apparently do not apply to the confident Martin except, perhaps, when he allows his mischievous humor excessive free rein against the self-important. While on separate coming-of-age journeys, Martin and John get on fine, despite John's occasional resentment about Martin's ability to bounce back after perpetrating 'wrong notes' against the wealthy while John slaves away attempting to make new music sound modern. John, who has no desire to be to be an apathetic musician like his viola teacher, unfortunately lacks the talent, personality, and love of limelight to match his glamorous piano teacher or Katherine, the singer he accompanies on the piano. Now all he has to do is somehow find his place amid an uncertain career as a ghost composer where chances come as infrequent as success. The Special and the Ordinary shares the unique story of two young people as they come of age and step into the future, each with a different idea on what it means to be true to themselves. iUniverse awarded The Special and the Ordinary the 'Editor's Choice' designation. Here are excerpts from the enthusiastic editorial reviews: "Definitely a worthwhile read, I recommend The Special and the Ordinary to lovers of literary fiction." - Pacific Book Review "...heartwarming and uplifting." - Kirkus Reviews "The writing is clear and refreshing, with clean sentences that move the story along at a brisk pace." - Clarion Review Visit my site at www.davidhclapham.com and see my book at Amazon by clicking here.
When a young woman darts into traffic and into Dakota's path, life takes a dark turn for both of them. Bailey, recovering from the loss of her husband, retreated from life. Going to work and coming home was the extent of her days and weeks. Until she walks into work early one morning, witnesses a murder and flees into traffic, nearly getting killed. The near death experience awakens the spark of life inside of her. So does the man in the car. A different kind of a spark. For her safety, Dakota persuades her to move into the compound with him and the rest of the Legendary family while they track down the killers. Bailey is forced to accept Dakota's help. But can she stay safe long enough for the police to track down the killer? Or is the man who almost ran her over going to steal her heart?
Author: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2009-04-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
“The first thing to be said about Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s This Child Will Be Great is that it is exceptionally well written, a true story that seems as much a thriller as the remembrances of an ambitious and brave woman. . . . This timely book, essential for anyone who hopes to understand West Africa in general and Liberia in particular, is a lesson in courage and perseverance.” —Washington Post From Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf—Africa’s first elected female president—comes an inspirational memoir about her improbable rise to international prominence, her fight for political freedom, and her unwavering determination to rebuild Liberia in the wake of civil war.
Stone is finally living his life again after a long, slow recovery. Working at Levi's new company, Legendary Securities, he takes his first job, not expecting the fast-and-furious action to hit straight out of the gate in the rescue of a senator's daughter kidnapped in the Middle East. Lissa will do almost anything to thwart her father’s nefarious plans for her. The last thing she expected was to be kidnapped. She's rescued by Stone and their meeting throws her for another loop when she falls hard for him. Even when he returns her safely Stateside, it seems there's no respite from the nightmare that follows her home, catching her in the very worst of the situation. This battle will require everything Stone and Lissa have to give. Even as they work together to clear her name and keep her safe, the harbinger lurks just around the corner…