It's Family and Relationships General, Poetry General, Self-Help. It's about Love, Life and Inspiration from a 'Real Talk' perspective. It's Social Consciousness, Real Life, Real Feelings, Real Situations.
Can a feisty four-legged matchmaker help four best friends find the romance of their dreams? The last thing Mia wants is a relationshipyet the headstrong florist cant keep her hands off her sexy-as-sin ex-boyfriend. Will she open her heart before he leaves town for good?
Bestselling author Diane Kelly brings the heat to her popular Paw Enforcement series when sparks fly between a teacher and a firefighter in Love Unleashed. Between wrangling her rambunctious kindergarten class and trying to catch an elusive Dalmatian pup who’s been hanging around the playground, teacher Jessica Bellingham can hardly seem to catch her breath. And when hot, hunky fireman Louie DeLuca arrives to teach the children about fire safety, she just might need mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Who’d have thought a yellow slicker could be so sexy? Things heat up quickly, igniting a passion the two would gladly allow to consume them. But will their romance become a four-alarm blaze, or will a dark secret from Jesse’s past threaten to cool things off for good? And what will become of the playful puppy who seems to stay just out of reach?
"Two neighbors secretly yearn to get a whole lot closer. An adult hotline operator meets a man straight out of her private fantasies. A lonely crisis counselor falls for a hunky officer with troubles of his own. A woman fights to save her farm from the contractor who inherited it. And an airman dreams of putting down roots, but his pen pal longs to spread her wings. Some people need an extra nudge to get to happily-ever-after, but the sparks will fly for these couples with a little bit of help from man's--and woman's--best friend."--P.  of cover.
Author: Henry Ballard
Release Date: 2018-06
Are you in a loving relationship that faces testing times?Do you sometimes neglect the vows you made and allow negativity to enter your relationship?Are you ready for a change?Being in a loving relationship of any sort often starts out with a fresh and lively feel that you can never imagine ending. But, as time passes, those feelings inevitable diminish and we begin to love in the way that society tells us to.In this book, Love Unleashed: 5 Ways to Live our Vows Every Day, you can find a fresh perspective to love and discover how God wanted us to love one another, with chapters that look specifically at:¿Loving considerately ¿Loving consciously¿Loving courteously ¿Loving constructively¿Loving completely¿And more¿By following the principles laid down in this well-researched and informative book, you can find the true path that was always set out for us to follow and begin to love as we were really meant to.God's word can change the way you love and Love Unleashed is the first step to helping you understand His plan for us all.Get a copy today and find out for yourself!`
Author: J. R. Ward
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2011-03-29
Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself - only to face a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, MD, is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can - but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birth right and the biology that separate them?
Breeders will say Yorkies are dogs who think they are twice their size and will audaciously control other house pets as if they really are. Love Unleashed...Does Size Really Matter is an entertaining true story about a miniature Yorkie who fits the description above. Bella was about six months old when her strengths and skills erected. Regardless of her dimensions, with her fearless ability she initiated her skills. What began with a small task, developed into an incredible undertaking, earning Bella her service jacket With comical experiences and delightful pictures, Bella's story has the ability to touch our hearts. This book is her passage and how she rescued a family who needed a miracle. So, if you think God has a sense of humor...He does About the Author: Monica R. DiPeppe Pinelli is a resident of Vero Beach, Florida. She attributes her ability to write because her "life-interrupted" over her son's special needs. Then, when Bella became a part of her family, she joined the Pinelli circle of life. How Bella fits into their lives, Monica cannot explain...she just knows she does. Bella seems to have an insight that goes beyond what the author's human heart can see. With all the experience she has had understanding "special needs," Bella was the answer to a prayer; giving her family the miracle that was delivered in a 7-pound Yorkie. Monica's credibility to write and the uniqueness of her story is seen throughout this book. The author has the skill to apply humor and Bella's story is worthy of the wit used in some comical settings. People may feel only larger dogs are used as service dogs; leaving the question does size really matter? With no pun intended...Love Unleased... "begs" to differ.
Ubutu Cleona of the cat-shifting Ubutu Clan has had better days. Her cargo is gone, the payment turns out to be counterfeit, and she's missed the call to gather the clan issued more than two weeks ago. Her grandfather, who was completely against her having her own space transport, is going to have a field day with her. Life just can't get any worse. Well, yes it can if you meet your true-mate and he's a somber, dark, completely opposite of you Solarian that smells so good you just can keep your hands off of him. Marohi Kawana has known since the death of his mate there would be no other for him. Solarians only mate once and his is gone. Until a beautiful, blonde, cat-shifting, skimpily-clad woman walks up and wraps herself around him. Nothing in Marohi's life has prepared him for the sometimes-sarcastic, incredibly independent, and always alluring Ubutu Cleona. Enter an enemy who is bent on the destruction of their families, the Union of Planets, and anything else that gets in his way and things just take a downward spiral. Cleona and Marohi find themselves in the middle of a battle that began before either of them was even born. A battle they intend to finish once and for all.
When things go wrong…but it feels just right. Abby and the Bachelor Cop Bride-to-be Abigail Callahan has her life mapped out. Good career, wealthy fiancé—it’s perfect. Then sexy bad-boy-turned-cop Raff Finn reenters Abby’s life, landing her with an adorable homeless dog called Kleppy and a whole lot of trouble. Raff’s teenage recklessness once broke them apart, but with help from Kleppy and some Banksia Bay magic, Raff plans to reawaken the Abby he’s always loved. A Bride for the Mountain Man Wildlife photographer Liam Daly’s solitude is shattered by a real-life Goldilocks when a blizzard strands Meredith Jensen in his remote Colorado cabin. Pampered Meredith is determined to build a new life for herself. But as the storm rages and the couple spends time together, a connection begins to form. It’s just a matter of time before they give in to the spark between them…a spark that unexpectedly makes them parents-to-be…
Nothing evokes happiness like the playful antics and sincere affection of a dog. Everyone's heard of "man's best friend" - but in My Love Unleashed, a dog is every living creature's best friend: horses, monkeys, birds, even cats! Take Suzie the bulldog, the back-cover star -- she nurtured and raised abandoned baby squirrels as though they were her own. Or Rex the Labrador, who rescued and protected a wounded seagull he found on the beach. Sometimes, all it takes is a bit of eccentricity, like a dog on water-skis or puppies napping in a doll's bed, to bring about a smile. Over the past fifty years, the whimsical eye of John Drysdale has captured remarkable instances of canine kindness on film. Over seventy of Drysdale's best "dog moments" are collected here, along with the heartwarming anecdotes behind the photos, and insightful quotes about the nature of four-legged companionship.
Author: Lori Foster
Publisher: Singapore Books
Five of today's hottest romance authors celebrate the special place animals hold in our hearts in one unforgettable new collection. From matchmaking parrots to proposing puppies, the animals in these enchanting stories are determined to lend a helping paw on the road to happily ever after. Don't miss these never-before-published "tails" of couples whose pets give them a new leash on love! The authors are donating all of their proceeds from Love Bites to the Animal Adoption Foundation of Hamilton, OH, a charitable organization. Anthology includes: Love Unleashed by New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster Smookie and the Bandit by New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson Dog Tags by USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann Mane Haven by Jules Bennett Molly Wants a Hero by Virna DePaul
Author: Shahzad Bashir
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2011-08-23
Between 1300 and 1500 C.E. a new form of Sufi Islam took hold among central Islamic peoples, joining individuals through widespread networks resembling today's prominent paths and orders. Understanding contemporary Sufism requires a sophisticated analysis of these formative years. Moving beyond a straight account of leaders and movements, Shahzad Bashir weaves a rich history around the depiction of bodily actions by Sufi masters and disciples, primarily in Sufi literature and Persian miniature paintings of the period. Focusing on the Persianate societies of Iran and Central Asia, Bashir explores medieval Sufis' conception of the human body as the primary shuttle between interior (batin) and exterior (zahir) realities. Drawing on literary, historical, and anthropological approaches to corporeality, he studies representations of Sufi bodies in three personal and communal arenas: religious activity in the form of ritual, asceticism, rules of etiquette, and a universal hierarchy of saints; the deep imprint of Persian poetic paradigms on the articulation of love, desire, and gender; and the reputation of Sufi masters for working miracles, which empowered them in all domains of social activity. Bashir's novel perspective illuminates complex relationships between body and soul, body and gender, body and society, and body and cosmos. It highlights love as an overarching, powerful emotion in the making of Sufi communities and situates the body as a critical concern in Sufi thought and practice. Bashir's work ultimately offers a new methodology for extracting historical information from religious narratives, especially those depicting extraordinary and miraculous events.
Author: Stacey Radin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-01-06
“A solid resource for parents and educators” (Kirkus Reviews), Brave Girls is an empowering guide to cultivating confident, passionate, and powerful young leaders during the most formative stage of life: the middle school years. After years of research as a psychologist and consultant for women struggling in the professional world, Stacey Radin made a groundbreaking realization: women who become successful leaders learn how to do so in the middle grades—the most formative stage in a girl’s development and self-identification. Drawing on her own experience with Unleashed, an after-school program dedicated to empowering girls through puppy rescue, Radin has written Brave Girls—the ultimate guidebook for anyone who wants to help girls become confident, passionate, and powerful leaders. At a pivotal time in their lives, girls learn to advocate for others, think critically, and, most importantly, gain confidence in their ability to create change. Perfect for “anyone concerned with girls and women’s lives” (New York Times bestselling author Michael Gurian), Brave Girls shows how contributing to one cause can shape a leader for life while reducing the hazards of middle school—bullying, excessive competition, fear of speaking out—and identifying the patterns that truly make a difference. If we take initiative early enough, we can inspire today’s girls to become the next generation of strong, enthusiastic, and fulfilled leaders in all areas of society.
Author: Lesley J. Gordon
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Release Date: 2000-11-09
The man who gave his name to the greatest failed frontal attack in American military history, George E. Pickett is among the most famous Confederate generals of the Civil War. But even today he remains imperfectly understood, a figure shrouded in Lost Cause mythology. In this carefully researched biography, Lesley Gordon moves beyond earlier studies of Pickett. By investigating the central role played by his wife LaSalle in controlling his historical image, Gordon illuminates Pickett's legend as well as his life. After exploring Pickett's prewar life as a professional army officer trained at West Point, battle-tested in Mexico, and seasoned on the western frontier, Gordon traces his return to the South in 1861 to fight for the Confederacy. She examines his experiences during the Civil War, including the famed, but failed, charge at the battle of Gettysburg, and charts the decline in his career that followed. Gordon also looks at Pickett's marriage in 1863 to LaSalle Corbell, like him a child of the Virginia planter elite. Though their life together lasted only twelve years, LaSalle spent her five decades of widowhood writing and speaking about her husband and his military career. Appointing herself Pickett's official biographer, she became a self-proclaimed authority on the war and the Old South. In fact, says Gordon, LaSalle carefully and deliberately created a favorable image of her husband that was at odds with the man she had married.
Sonja Corbitt was an evangelical Baptist before she converted to Catholicism. In Unleashed, she shares her passion for the scriptures by weaving the Word of God with her own experiences to show readers how the Holy Spirit flows through their lives in relationships, prayer, and even in times of suffering. Sonja Corbitt’s passionate faith and natural storytelling ability combine to create a refreshing message of how God, in his continual pursuit of us, speaks to us through the positive and painful circumstances of life, relationships, and his Word. In Unleashed, Corbitt testifies that prayerful and regular study of the scriptures is the key to hear the voice of God, to see the Holy Spirit at work even in times of suffering, and to receive all the graces God wants to give. Corbitt has been captivating Catholic women across the country with her message about God and his desire to know them in a deep and personal way. Endorsed by her bishop as a “credit to her faith,” Corbitt inspires Catholics everywhere to engage with the scriptures with renewed vigor and energy.