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Born Bad

By Josephine Cox
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 9780061978418
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 670
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“Cox’s talent as a storyteller never lets you escape the spell.” —Daily Mail (London) One of Great Britain’s most adored writers, #1 international bestseller Josephine Cox returns to our shores with Born Bad—a poignant and unforgettable story of hard life, lost love, and enduring hope that readers of Rosamund Pilcher, Barbara Delinsky, and Amanda Stevens will eagerly take into their hearts. The author of The Beachcomber, Songbird, and Journey’s End, Josephine Cox is ready to take America by storm with Born Bad—her most bittersweetly romantic masterwork to date.

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Deadly Words: A Born Bad Novel (#2)

By Meghan O'Flynn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pygmalion Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781947748125
  • Pages : 275
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 399
  • File Pdf: deadly-words.pdf

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“Brilliant, dark, and impossible to put down. O'Flynn masterfully crafts a twisted tale of buried secrets in Deadly Words. Poppy is unforgettable—unlike any character you've read before. This is storytelling at its finest, and will sit with you long after you've turned the final page.” ~Bestselling author Emerald O’Brien A friend once told me that the world needs psychopaths, but I’m not sold that the world needed my father. I only know that I did. Poppy Pratt was a teenager when she watched her father murder her boyfriend. Only a child when she made the call that would put her dad away for the rest of his life. She watched the sheriff lead him off, her father still laughing at the Alabama moon, his arms slick with Shawn’s blood. Eighteen years later, Poppy is a chiropractor with a thriving practice and a house in suburban New Hampshire. She even goes on the occasional date. So, when a mysterious stranger shows up at her house claiming that her father is stalking him, Poppy blows him off. Her dad is in prison—psychopath or not, he’s no threat. And though this man is writing a book about her dad, she can see no reason for anyone to go after him. But then Poppy receives an unmarked package, and her carefully constructed world begins to crumble. A severed ear would throw most anyone off their game. The stranger was right—it might not be her dad, but someone is watching, and they’re after Poppy, too. Could it be an angry family member of one of her father’s victims? An obsessed serial killer fan? But even when Poppy’s new author friend is viciously attacked, she can’t call the police. Shawn wasn’t her father’s only victim, and her stalker clearly knows enough to implicate her in her father’s crimes. It seems she’s destined to go down the same way her father did—with her hands covered in blood. The only question is whether she’ll be the one holding the knife. Skillful, addictive, and crackling with nerve-fraying tension, Deadly Words is a thrilling joyride straight into hell. And O’Flynn ensures that you’ll never want to leave. If you like Gillian Flynn and Caroline Kepnes, you’ll love the Born Bad series. *** KEYWORDS: serial killer’s daughter, serial killer father, female protagonist, psychopath thriller, serial killer books, serial killer series, mystery domestic crime, dark suspense thriller, female serial killer, amateur sleuths, whodunnit mystery, whodunit thriller, psychological suspense, suspense fiction, suspense book, nail biting fiction, nail biter mystery, vigilante justice, edge of your seat suspense, dark crime, serial killer, revenge, vengeance, mystery suspense thriller series, hard-boiled mysteries, pulp, noir, noir thriller, crime noir, crime, gritty psychological thrillers, serial killers, crime thrillers, crime fiction, gritty mysteries, mystery series, thriller series, psychological thrillers, psychological thriller series, psychological suspense, psychological thriller books, pulp, nail biter mysteries, crime fiction, murder mystery, serial killer thriller, whodunit, whodunnit, nail-biter, intense mystery, suspense fiction, family drama, small town mystery, dark and suspenseful, dark romantic suspense, daughter of serial killer, family crime, psychopaths, mystery domestic crime

Mischief and Mayhem #1: Born to Be Bad

By Ken Lamug
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 9780062970770
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 278
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Dog Man meets Despicable Me in this crackling, hilarious middle grade graphic novel series from author-illustrator Ken Lamug, starring Mischief and Mayhem—a dynamic duo that falls into supervillainy after they’re kicked out of superhero camp. “Diabolically hysterical fun!” —Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Mischief and her side-cat Mayhem are your respectably heinous villains. They’ll spoil new movies, steal cake from parties they weren’t invited to, and hit the good citizens where it’ll dirty them most—their toilet paper. But before Mischief and Mayhem were ever supervillains, they were just Missy and Gizmo, fresh recruits at superhero boot camp. Except Missy lied on her hero application and has exactly zero superpowers, just her brainpower. Humiliated when caught and kicked out, she has only one fellow camp recruit who is willing to stand by her—Melvira. Unbeknownst to others, Melvira has her own villainous agenda, and it involves helping Missy cross the line into villainy as a new alter ego, Mischief. Something about Melvira doesn’t sit right with Missy, and soon she’ll be called upon to battle her former best friend…but will Missy be able to face the friend who was once her defender?

The Sopranos

By Franco Ricci
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Isbn : 9781442668829
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 564
  • File Pdf: the-sopranos.pdf

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Often hailed as one of the greatest television series of all time, The Sopranos is a product of its time, firmly embedded in the problems of post-industrial, post-ethnic America. In The Sopranos: Born under a Bad Sign, Franco Ricci examines the groundbreaking HBO series and its impact as a cultural phenomenon. Ricci demonstrates an encyclopedic knowledge of the series, the genre, and their social context in his analysis of the show’s complex themes and characters. He explores The Sopranos’ deep engagement with problems of race, class, gender, and identity, specifically in its portrayal of the Italian-American experience, consumer and media-driven society, and contemporary psychosocial issues. The series’ protagonist, Mafia boss and patriarch Tony Soprano, in many ways embodies the anxieties of our age. Focusing on Tony’s internal struggles and interactions with his therapist, family, and associates, Ricci traces this archetypal character’s existential conflicts and sheds light on his search for self, connection, and meaning. Comprehensive in scope and sophisticated in approach, The Sopranos: Born under a Bad Sign is richly rewarding reading for anyone with an interest in the popular television drama, both as entertainment and social commentary.

Born To Be Bad: Talking to the Greatest Villains in Action Cinema

By Timon Singh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 426
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 575
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While 1980s action cinema may have been a time of shaggy mullets, big biceps, and one-liners for the heroes, it was a always the villains that stuck in our minds once the credits rolled. Whether they were smuggling cocaine, bearer bonds, Krugerrands, attempting world domination or some good old-fashioned kidnapping, the villains were always the best part of the film! In this book, action film fan, Timon Singh, sets out to talk to the actors behind the greatest villains of his adolescence to discover the stories behind their infamous film roles, the impact they had on their career and, most importantly, whether bad guys have all the fun. Speaking to everyone from body builders to kickboxing champions to experienced stage thespians, Timon interviews the actors behind some of the greatest villains and henchmen in action cinema including former Bond baddies, corrupt CEOs, global terrorists and intergalactic bounty hunters. Featuring interviews with the likes of Vernon Wells (Commando), Ronny Cox (Total Recall, Robocop), Martin Kove (The Karate Kid), David Patrick Kelly (The Warriors), Bob Wall (Enter The Dragon), Steven Berkoff (Rambo: First Blood Part II) and many others, this is an essential read for all fans of action movies! Includes an introduction from Steven E. de Souza, the screenwriter behind action classics such as The Running Man, Commando and Die Hard.

Born to be Bad

By Carol Marinelli
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tule Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781940296869
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 261
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Innocent Milly Harper knows that it would be foolish at best to get involved with billionaire bad boy, Roman Zaretsky. He’s a guest at the hotel where she works, so she knows his reputation only too well. One night, when all the other guests have left, Milly finds herself dancing with the Devil himself. His touch, his kiss, even his words seduce. Being in his arms is pure passion and delight, but she’d never anticipated the shame of being paid.

Essential Criminology

By Mark M. Lanier
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9780429973512
  • Pages : 434
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 438
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In the fourth edition of Essential Criminology, authors Mark M. Lanier, Stuart Henry, and Desire .M. Anastasia build upon this best-selling critical review of criminology, which has become essential reading for students of criminology in the 21st century. Designed as an alternative to overly comprehensive, lengthy, and expensive introductory texts, Essential Criminology is, as its title implies, a concise overview of the field. The book guides students through the various definitions of crime and the different ways crime is measured. It then covers the major theories of crime, from individual-level, classical, and rational choice to biological, psychological, social learning, social control, and interactionist perspectives. In this latest edition, the authors explore the kind of criminology that is needed for the globally interdependent twenty-first century. With cutting-edge updates, illustrative real-world examples, and new study tools for students, this text is a necessity for both undergraduate and graduate courses in criminology.

Born Under a Bad Sign

By Max Razo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1462808638
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 435
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Book Review A born-agains harrowing autobiography retraces his path from an emotionally impoverished childhood, through a successful criminal career and, finally, to the redemption of the confessional. Razo assures his reader that his story will be unembellished, with no false modesty or undue embarrassment, and after the first few pages, its clear he will keep his word. Razo begins his meditation with his earliest memories of growing up working-class in the dusty, sunny atmosphere of post-war San Diego. Despite the citys burgeoning diversity and sense of opportunity, his veteran fathers American Indian heritage runs the family into trouble and teaches Razo some early lessons on the harsh realities of American culture. Though his family does help keep him in school for a while, his mother and father are over-extended with Razo and his five sisters. Though the emotions run hot between his mother and fatherusually it seems between rage and a begrudging commitmentthere is little feeling left over for the children. Razo doesnt shirk from any topic and provides some unique insights into the awkward presexuality that develops between the members of such a large cloister of siblings, especially when there is only one male to go around. Its a brave choice and makes good on Razos promise of full disclosure. Through the machinations of poverty, prison, drugs and kung fu, Razo eventually impresses a major player with his martial arts and so finds himself one of Hells Angels and on his way toward an illicit seven-figure salary. These years arent overworked with analysis, and even when some regret seeps in, it seems a bit half-hearted (he was having fun, after all). The ragged emotions of such a life, though familiar territory in fiction and nonfiction alike, are still made interesting by their sheer detail and a narrative voice that isnt polished enough to hide the authors hell-bent and engaging character. Razos life is colorful to be sure, and he was even a successful off-roading champion for a spell, but the real interest is Razos unlikely negotiations of the mortal pitfalls of the drug trade amid so many murderedand murderousfriends. Skeptical readers will conclude the author was saved more by a plea deal than by holy intervention, but its Razos storyand there is no doubting that hes told it as he lived it. A harrowing, willful account of a life led hard and fast. -Kirkus Discoveries

"Born in a Mighty Bad Land"

By Jerry H. Bryant
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Isbn : 0253109892
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 667
  • File Pdf: born-in-a-mighty-bad-land.pdf

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The figure of the violent man in the African American imagination has a long history. He can be found in 19th-century bad man ballads like "Stagolee" and "John Hardy," as well as in the black convict recitations that influenced "gangsta" rap. "Born in a Mighty Bad Land" connects this figure with similar characters in African American fiction. Many writers -- McKay and Hurston in the Harlem Renaissance; Wright, Baldwin, and Ellison in the '40s and '50s; Himes in the '50s and '60s -- saw the "bad nigger" as an archetypal figure in the black imagination and psyche. "Blaxploitation" novels in the '70s made him a virtually mythical character. More recently, Mosley, Wideman, and Morrison have presented him as ghetto philosopher and cultural adventurer. Behind the folklore and fiction, many theories have been proposed to explain the source of the bad man's intra-racial violence. Jerry H. Bryant explores all of these elements in a wide-ranging and illuminating look at one of the most misunderstood figures in African American culture.

The House on Mango Street

By Sandra Cisneros
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 9780345807199
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 209
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world—from the winner of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes-sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous-Sandra Cisneros' masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers. “Cisneros draws on her rich [Latino] heritage ... and seduces with precise, spare prose, creat[ing] unforgettable characters we want to lift off the page. She is not only a gifted writer, but an absolutely essential one.” —The New York Times Book Review

Born Killer

By Vivian Gray
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  • Publisher : E-Book Publishing World Inc.
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 250
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Born Killer is book 1 of the Bad Devils MC trilogy. Books 2 and 3, Bred Killer and Made Killer are available everywhere now! What if a killer took you to bed? I've had enough of bikers. My scumbag father left us when I was just a baby. But Race is dead-set on making me his… And giving me a baby of my own. RACE I grew up in broken homes. The child of drug addicts, I've seen the worst horrors life has to offer. But I survived it all. The abuse. The neglect. The pain. The suffering. My scars and tattoos are a testament to what I've done to stay alive. People know at first glance I've had trouble in my past. And the Bad Devils MC patch on my kutte lets them I'll probably have more in my future. But women can never resist a dangerous bad boy. They flock to my side and beg me to own them for the night. Except for Delilah. She takes one look at me and tries to escape. She can tell that this is not an act or a façade. I'm a born killer. And she knows that the best thing to do is run from me. But I won't let that happen. She's too precious, too pure, too beautiful for any other man but me. We're both broken in our own unique ways. But I'm determined to make her shatter for me. And only for me. DELILAH I knew he was danger from the second I saw him. But I just couldn't stay far enough away. Race is relentless and savage. He won't stop until I'm in his bed, moaning his name, pleading for more and more and more. And even that won't be enough. Because Race wants a family to replace the one he never had. And in me, he's found his woman. All that's left is for us to make a baby. Whether I want it or not.

Born Bad

By James Boyce
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Isbn : 9781619026407
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 500
  • File Pdf: born-bad.pdf

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"Original sin is the Western world's creation story." According to the Christian doctrine of original sin, humans are born inherently bad, and only through God's grace can they achieve salvation. In this captivating and controversial book, acclaimed historian James Boyce explores how this centuries–old concept has shaped the Western view of human nature right up to the present. Boyce traces a history of original sin from Adam and Eve, St. Augustine, and Martin Luther to Adam Smith, Sigmund Freud, and Richard Dawkins, and explores how each has contributed to shaping our conception of original sin. Boyce argues that despite the marked decline in church attendance in recent years, religious ideas of morality still very much underpin our modern secular society, regardless of our often being unaware of their origins. If today the specific doctrine has all but disappeared (even from churches), what remains is the distinctive discontent of Western people—the feelings of guilt and inadequacy associated not with doing wrong, but with being wrong. In addition to offering an innovative history of Christianity, Boyce offers new insights in to the creation of the West. Born Bad is the sweeping story of a controversial idea and the remarkable influence it still wields.

Bad Luck and Trouble

By Lee Child
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Isbn : 9780440336853
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 625
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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING JACK REACHER SERIES THAT INSPIRED TWO MAJOR MOTION PICTURES AND THE UPCOMING STREAMING SERIES REACHER “Electrifying . . . this series [is] utterly addictive.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times From a helicopter high above the California desert, a man is sent free-falling into the night. On the streets of Portland, Jack Reacher is pulled out of his wandering life and plunged into the heart of a conspiracy that is killing old friends . . . and the people he once trusted with his life. Reacher is the ultimate loner—no phone, no ties, no address. But a woman from his old military unit has found him using a signal only the eight members of their elite team would know. Then she tells him a terrifying story about the brutal death of a man they both served with. Soon Reacher is reuniting with the survivors of his team, scrambling to unravel the sudden disappearance of two other comrades. But Reacher won’t give up—because in a world of bad luck and trouble, when someone targets Jack Reacher and his team, they’d better be ready for what comes right back at them.

The Haunting of Hill House (Horror Classic)

By Shirley Jackson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 9788027247417
  • Pages : 193
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 991
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This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Hill House is an 80 year-old mansion built by long-deceased Hugh Crain. The story concerns four main characters: Dr. John Montague, an investigator of the supernatural; Eleanor Vance, a shy young woman who resents having lived as a recluse caring for her demanding invalid mother; Theodora, a flamboyant, bohemian, possibly lesbian artist; and Luke Sanderson, the young heir to Hill House, who is also the host to the others. Dr. Montague hopes to find scientific evidence of the existence of the supernatural. He rents Hill House for a summer and invites as his guests several people whom he has chosen because of their past experience with paranormal events. Of these, only Eleanor and Theodora accept. All four of the inhabitants begin to experience strange events while in the house, including unseen noises and ghosts roaming the halls at night, strange writing on the walls and other unexplained events. Eleanor tends to experience phenomena to which the others are oblivious. At the same time, Eleanor may be losing touch with reality...A finalist for the National Book Award, The Haunting of Hill House is considered as one of the best literary ghost stories published during the 20th century, even by stalwarts like Stephen King. It has been made into two feature films, a TV series and a play. Jackson's novel relies on terror rather than horror to elicit emotion in the reader, utilizing complex relationships between the mysterious events in the house and the characters' psyches. A must read!

Born on a Rotten Day

By Hazel Dixon-Cooper
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781439188705
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 701
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In this wickedly funny guide, professional astrologer Hazel Dixon-Cooper casts off sugar-coated astrology in favor of exploring the maladjusted side of the universe. If you want the inside scoop, the real deal, the lowdown on each sun sign, then look no further. It's time to forget those traditional astrology books where Sagittarians are gregarious, Capricorns are ambitious, and Pisceans are dreamers. Instead, enter a world where Archers are loud-mouthed bores, Goats are pompous social climbers, and Fish are chronically helpless. Dixon-Cooper debunks the myths, reveals the flaws, and examines the dubious virtues of each sun sign. Discover how to use your own inner brat to outwit bullies, outmaneuver manipulators, and win those endless games that lovers play. Learn how to deal with those dysfunctional people you encounter every day, including how to: contain a Ram's oversized ego calm a raging Bull keep a fickle Twin faithful Irreverent, biting, and laugh-out-loud funny, Born on a Rotten Day exaggerates the bad, exorcises the good, and puts a new spin on the age-old question -- what's your sign?

Lord of the Flies

By William Golding
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Isbn : 9780571290581
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 581
  • File Pdf: lord-of-the-flies.pdf

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A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

Omens

By Kelley Armstrong
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Isbn : 9780307360540
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 628
  • File Pdf: omens.pdf

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Following the epic conclusion of her internationally bestselling Women of the Otherworld series, Kelley Armstrong launches a brand-new series set in Cainsville, a small town as spookily fascinating as Stephen King's Castle Rock or Dean Koontz's Moonlight Bay. Olivia Taylor Jones, 24, seems to have the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech-firm CEO with political ambitions. But Olivia's world is shattered when she finds out that she's adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers, each still serving a life sentence. The news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, and Olivia thinks the best thing she can do for herself and for them is run away from it all. She ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her decision to uncover the truth about her birth parents. Olivia decides to focus on the Larsens' last crime, the one Pamela Larsen swears will prove their innocence. But as she and Gabriel Walsh, Pamela's former lawyer, start investigating, Olivia finds herself drawing on abilities that have remained hidden since her childhood, gifts that make her both a valuable addition to Cainsville and deeply vulnerable to unknown enemies. There are dark secrets behind her new home, and powers lurking in the shadows that have their own plans for her.

Faulkner and Women

By Doreen Fowler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Isbn : 161703391X
  • Pages : 317
  • Category : Women in literature
  • Reads : 136
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Legendborn

By Tracy Deonn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781534441620
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 804
  • File Pdf: legendborn.pdf

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An Instant New York Times Bestseller! Winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy reinvents the King Arthur legend and “braids together Southern folk traditions and Black Girl Magic into a searing modern tale of grief, power, and self-discovery” (Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles). After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus. A flying demon feeding on human energies. A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down. And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw. The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates. She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight. This paperback edition of Legendborn contains a teaser to the thrilling sequel, Bloodmarked, as well as an exclusive short story from Selwyn Kane's perspective!

Bad Boys, Bad Men

By Donald W. Black
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780198028314
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 182
  • File Pdf: bad-boys-bad-men.pdf

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Whether called black sheep, sociopaths, felons, con men, or misfits, some men break all the rules. They shirk everyday responsibilities, abuse drugs and alcohol, take up criminal careers, and lash out at family members. In the worst cases, they commit rape, murder, and other acts of extreme violence as though they lack a conscience. What makes these men--men we all know, whether as faces in the news or as people close to us--behave the way they do? Bad Boys, Bad Men examines antisocial personality disorder or ASP, the mysterious mental condition that underlies this lifelong penchant for bad behavior. Psychiatrist and researcher Donald W. Black, MD, draws on case studies, scientific data, and current events to explore antisocial behavior and to chart the history, nature, and treatment of a misunderstood disorder that affects up to seven million Americans. Citing new evidence from genetics and neuroscience, Black argues that this condition is tied to biological causes and that some people are simply born bad. Bad Boys, Bad Men introduces us to people like Ernie, the quintessential juvenile delinquent who had an incestuous relationship with his mother and descended into crime and alcoholism; and John Wayne Gacy, the notorious serial killer whose lifelong pattern of misbehavior escalated to the rape and murder of more than 30 young men and boys. These compelling cases read like medical detective stories as Black tries to separate the lies these men tell from the facts of their lives. Bad Boys, Bad Men not only describes the warning signs that predict which troubled children are more likely to become dangerous adults, but also details progress toward treatment for ASP. This volume will be an essential resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, criminologists, victims of crime, families of individuals afflicted with ASP, and anyone else interested in understanding antisocial behavior.

Xena: Warrior Princess - Dark Xena

By John Layman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dynamite Entertainment
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 25
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 782
  • File Pdf: xena.pdf

Book Summary:

As our story concludes, Xena prepares for her wedding to Ares, as Gabrielle and Joxer make their move to save their friends very soul, all while battling against her new, dark crew. Will they succeed? Or will Xena remain dark at heart and a scourge of the age?

Dynamics of Life Expression

By Terry Floyd
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 9781365052163
  • Pages :
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 144
  • File Pdf: dynamics-of-life-expression.pdf

Book Summary:

All people and matter are connected to the Unified Consciousness, by way of: "Torus Energy Vortex". This Torus Energy Vortex has a very powerful center which contains; All Wisdom, All Light, All Power, All Love, All Truth and All Energy that makes up All of Existence. Each being accesses this center by way of four mediums of life expression; these mediums of life expression are: Thoughts, Emotions (feelings), Words/Sounds spoken or written and internal/external physical movement. If a being understands this natural energy flow process he becomes a creator of unlimited possibilities of the Universe by way of stillness and neutrality.

Dark Substance

By Terry Floyd
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 9781365051425
  • Pages :
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 784
  • File Pdf: dark-substance.pdf

Book Summary:

We are a group of individuals that are concerned with the direction that our world and the people in it are going. We are a group nameless individuals that offers a set of principles that allows all to live long, happy and prosperous lives free of negative programming. Every being uses these principles with every thought, emotion, word or action that they express. Some individuals uses these principles unknowingly in positive or negative ways; causing them to suffer needless mental, emotional and physical distress. We assist practitioners to identify and understand these principles so that they can use them knowingly in neutral/positive ways; for the betterment of themselves and mankind as a whole. Once the practitioners understand how to use these principles, their lives become harmonious and tremendously productive. They become creators of their lives and environments; which not only brings equality to them, but also to all of those beings around them.

Bad Boys, Bad Men

By Donald W. Black
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780199970681
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 354
  • File Pdf: bad-boys-bad-men.pdf

Book Summary:

Whether called black sheep, sociopaths, con men, or misfits, some men break all the rules. They shirk everyday responsibilities, abuse drugs and alcohol, take up criminal careers , and lash out at family members. In the worst cases, they commit rape, murder, and other acts of extreme violence. What makes these men behave as if they had no conscience? Bad Boys, Bad Men examines antisocial personality disorder or ASP, the mysterious mental condition that underlies this lifelong penchant for bad behavior. Psychiatrist and researcher Donald W. Black, MD, draws on case studies, scientific data, and current events to explore antisocial behavior and to chart the history, nature, and treatment of a misunderstood disorder that affects up to seven million Americans. Citing new evidence from genetics and neuroscience, Black argues that this condition is tied to biological causes and that some people are simply born bad. Bad Boys, Bad Men introduces us to people like Ernie, the quintessential juvenile delinquent who had an incestuous relationship with his mother and descended into crime and alcoholism; and John Wayne Gacy, the notorious serial killer whose lifelong pattern of misbehavior escalated to the rape and murder of more than 30 young men and boys. These compelling cases read like medical detective stories as Black tries to separate the lies these men tell from the facts of their lives. For this Revised and Updated edition, Dr. Black includes new research findings, including the most recent work on the genetic and biological determinants of antisocial personality disorder, and he also discusses the difference between, and overlap with, psychopathy. Several new cases have been added to Bad Boys, Bad Men, including Mike Tyson and Saddam Hussein, and he also briefly discusses antisocial women such as Aileen Wuornos, the lead character in the movie, Monster. Acclaim for the first edition: "For a fascinating and insightful journey inside the criminal mind one could not find a better guide than Dr. Donald Black, one of the world's leading authorities on the classification of aberrant behaviorsEL. A magnificent achievement." --Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., author of Brain Lock "Clearly written, informative, and filled with intriguing stories of real people....Tells us what we need to know about antisocial personality disorder. A wonderful book." --John M. Oldham, MD, Columbia University "A clear and thorough account of the current scientific understanding of a baffling condition, Bad Boys, Bad Men will appeal to those interested in the origins of repetitive criminal behavior. The book will be of especial use to the families of the antisocial." --Peter D. Kramer, author of Listening to Prozac "A tour de force. Don Black has distilled decades of his clinical experience and a comprehensive review of research on antisocial personality disorder into the definitive vade mecum on the topic." --John H. Greist, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Medical School

Beginning: Family Worship in Genesis

By Joel R. Beeke,Nick Thompson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Reformation Heritage Books
  • Isbn : 9781601788603
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 803
  • File Pdf: beginning.pdf

Book Summary:

Christians are counter-cultural: our primary goal should not be to raise intelligent, successful, competent, and upright citizens, our primary concern ought to be for the good of our children’s souls - and so for God’s glory. Teaching our children the Scriptures in a compelling, relevant, and holistic manner during daily family worship is one of the chief means we can achieve this. If you need help to do that – this is the series for you! It’s a comprehensive guide for the entire family and particularly children between the ages of 5–12. Using a unique Review/Read/Reflect/Request format, family worship has never been so fulfilling. Table of Contents: PART I: THE BEGINNING OF A WORLD (GENESIS 1–2) 1. In the Beginning, God 2. Our Triune Creator 3. The Light We See 4. The Air We Breathe 5. The Earth Beneath Our Feet 6. The Great Lights Above Us 7. The Animals We Love 8. Reflectors of God’s Glory 9. Kings Over God’s Creation 10. Rest from Our Labors 11. Clay in the Potter’s Hands 12. Priests in God’s House 13. The Choice of Life or Death 14. The First Marriage 15. Naked and Unashamed PART II: THE BEGINNING OF A WAR (GENESIS 3–11) 16. Our Ancient Foe 17. Our Tragic Fall 18. Our Death in Adam 19. It’s Not My Fault! 20. A Promise of War 21. Our Pain in the Present 22. Clothed by Grace 23. Kicked Out of Eden 24. Family Bloodshed 25. God’s Promise Will Stand 26. Death is Not the Final Word 27. A Faith that Longs 28. Only Evil Continually 29. Judgement or Salvation 30. God’s Saving Provision 31. God Shut the Door 32. Floodwaters of Judgment 33. Remembered by God 34. A Sweet-Smelling Sacrifice 35. A New Adam 36. Redemption’s Stage 37. A Bow in the Clouds 38. Noah’s Failure 39. The God of Shem 40. A Troublesome Tower PART III: THE BEGINNING OF A NATION (GENESIS 12–50) 41. Love Toward the Unlovely 42. A Blessed Trunk 43. A Believing Pilgrim 44. Famine in the Land 45. Lift Up Your Eyes 46. God Most High 47. A Faith that Justifies 48. A Covenant is Cut 49. Man-Made Salvation 50. The God Who Sees Me 51. Father of a Great Multitude 52. Blessing Via Curse 53. Unto You and Your Children 54. Help My Unbelief! 55. God with Us 56. The Just Judge of All the Earth 57. Escape for Your Life! 58. Delivered Yet Again 59. Unto Us a Child is Born 60. The Greatest Trial 61. A Ram Provided 62. A Permanent Inheritance 63. God’s Angel Will Go Before You 64. God Provides Once More 65. Finishing in Faith 66. Two Sons, Two Nations 67. Despising the Birthright 68. Like Father, Like Son 69. Deceived into Blessing 70. God’s Staircase 71. Humility Comes Hard 72. A Nation is Born 73. From Laban to Canaan 74. Wrestling with God 75. Brothers Reunited 76. A New Beginning 77. Funerals in the Promised Land 78. A Prince Among Brothers 79. From Royalty to Rags 80. Grace Breaking Through 81. A Dark Providence 82. Dreams from a Dungeon 83. Exalted by God 84. At Their Brother’s Feet 85. To Egypt Again 86. A Silver Cup, A Solemn Test 87. I Am Joseph! 88. Your Son is Alive! 89. Blessed Through Joseph 90. Our Home is Not in Egypt 91. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah 92. Finishing in Hope Appendix: Remember: Bible and Catechetical Memorization During Family Worship

The Serial Killer Files

By Harold Schechter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn : 9780345472007
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 111
  • File Pdf: the-serial-killer-files.pdf

Book Summary:

THE DEFINITIVE DOSSIER ON HISTORY’S MOST HEINOUS! Hollywood’s make-believe maniacs like Jason, Freddy, and Hannibal Lecter can’t hold a candle to real life monsters like John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and scores of others who have terrorized, tortured, and terminated their way across civilization throughout the ages. Now, from the much-acclaimed author of Deviant, Deranged, and Depraved, comes the ultimate resource on the serial killer phenomenon. Rigorously researched and packed with the most terrifying, up-to-date information, this innovative and highly compelling compendium covers every aspect of multiple murderers–from psychology to cinema, fetishism to fan clubs, “trophies” to trading cards. Discover: WHO THEY ARE: Those featured include Ed Gein, the homicidal mama’s boy who inspired fiction’s most famous Psycho, Norman Bates; Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, sex-crazed killer cousins better known as the Hillside Stranglers; and the Beanes, a fifteenth-century cave-dwelling clan with an insatiable appetite for human flesh HOW THEY KILL: They shoot, stab, and strangle. Butcher, bludgeon, and burn. Drown, dismember, and devour . . . and other methods of massacre too many and monstrous to mention here. WHY THEY DO IT: For pleasure and for profit. For celebrity and for “companionship.” For the devil and for dinner. For the thrill of it, for the hell of it, and because “such men are monsters, who live . . . beyond the frontiers of madness.” PLUS: in-depth case studies, classic killers’ nicknames, definitions of every kind of deviance and derangement, and much, much more. For more than one hundred profiles of lethal loners and killer couples, Bluebeards and black widows, cannibals and copycats– this is an indispensable, spine-tingling, eye-popping investigation into the dark hearts and mad minds of that twisted breed of human whose crimes are the most frightening . . . and fascinating.

The Two Roads

By Eliza White Buffalo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 9781481790994
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 721
  • File Pdf: the-two-roads.pdf

Book Summary:

Born with amazing paranormal abilities. Rose survives her terrible life with the help of her spirit guide, Black Elk. Using his world renowned vision of spiritual truth, Black Elk teaches Rose who she really is and the divine purpose of her life, transforming it into one of unbelievable joy... Lissy was born in a hen shed. torn from her 13 yr old mother, Rose, and secretly adopted. Having traced her birth mother's identity, she uncovers a heart wrenching secret which propels her forwards on her own journey of self-discovery... Featuring past life regression, astral travel, and spirit communication, The Two Roads is an incredible dark to light story of survival that can teach us all how to transform our lives through our shamanic nature. Everyone is good, says Black Elk...evil only exists in our darkest imagination. "An amazing story! Eliza is a true healer - warm, compassionate, and enlightening."- Cindy Lora Renard and Gary Renard - The Disappearance of the Universe “Well written and captivating! Eliza is one of the bravest new spiritual voices around. Her wisdom will truly touch your heart. You will be engrossed in the power of the story.”- Jonette Crowley – The Eagle and the Condor “Fascinating! The mixture of suffering, hope, and ultimately, redemption, makes this all too real story a must read.”- Tommy Suggs, From a Student’s Notebook series, and founder of Sweetwater Education Foundation. “The Two Roads will change you! It is the sacred walking grounds of the wounded shaman...Let your heart rejoice!”- Cathleen Hulbert, The First Lamp

Fight the Right

By Warren Kinsella
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Isbn : 9780307361677
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 335
  • File Pdf: fight-the-right.pdf

Book Summary:

Everywhere you look, these days, Conservatives are winning elections. No matter where you look, the story is the same: white, angry men on the Right are winning power. The Left, meanwhile, is divided and dispirited, and rapidly losing ground. Fight the Right is a handbook on how to survive the nasty, brutish and short-sighted era in which we find ourselves and is designed to help progressives better understand their conservative adversary, and ultimately defeat conservatives wherever the battle is taking shape. It's a manual on how conservatives have appropriated language and values, and how progressives can take both back. Written in a fun, accessible, style, Fight the Right will appeal to those about to launch an advocacy effort, as well as those who are simply curious about how (and if) the Right thinks. It is chock full of war stories and not-so-tall tales about winning progressive campaigns, from everyone from Jean Chretien to Bobby Kennedy, Jr., and it will argue--forcefully--that a United Right can't be defeated until a United Left emerges. Wherever conservative power-brokers are hurting average citizens and hard-working families, Fight the Right will provide a tested road map on how to beat the bullies.

Faith and Madness

By Sarah Slagle Arnold
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 9781620321492
  • Pages : 212
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 809
  • File Pdf: faith-and-madness.pdf

Book Summary:

Nobody loves a father like his daughter. That truth comes through powerfully in this memoir. Sarah was enchanted by her father; she loved him with all her young heart. But when she turned five, her father began to do strange things. His bizarre behavior ultimately cost him his job at a major pharmacy in Detroit. The time was the 1930s, with no medication for manic depressive disorder. Sarah joins forces with her mother and younger brother to contain the psychosis that with repeated hospitalizations relentlessly tightens its hold on her father. When she is seven, she watches her father's third episode of mania mount and vows never to let this happen to her--she would be strong with a faith like her valiant mother's. Nevertheless, when Sarah entered her second year at Wayne State University, she was gripped by severe depression and anorexia that almost took her life. Had she inherited her father's illness? Or had challenges to her Christian faith during her first year of university cause this depression? No one knew. The help of a department store, an astute psychiatrist, and an Anglican priest illustrate the interplay between financial, psychological, and spiritual resources in unraveling the mystery of Sarah's depression.

The Nurture Assumption

By Judith Rich Harris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781439135082
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 367
  • File Pdf: the-nurture-assumption.pdf

Book Summary:

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK How much credit do parents deserve when their children turn out welt? How much blame when they turn out badly? Judith Rich Harris has a message that will change parents' lives: The "nurture assumption" -- the belief that what makes children turn out the way they do, aside from their genes, is the way their parents bring them up -- is nothing more than a cultural myth. This electrifying book explodes some of our unquestioned beliefs about children and parents and gives us a radically new view of childhood. Harris looks with a fresh eye at the real lives of real children to show that it is what they experience outside the home, in the company of their peers, that matters most, Parents don't socialize children; children socialize children. With eloquence and humor, Judith Harris explains why parents have little power to determine the sort of people their children will become. The Nurture Assumption is an important and entertaining work that brings together insights from psychology, sociology, anthropology, primatology, and evolutionary biology to offer a startling new view of who we are and how we got that way.

The Make-or-Break Year

By Emily Krone Phillips
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Isbn : 9781620973240
  • Pages :
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 883
  • File Pdf: the-make-or-break-year.pdf

Book Summary:

“A remarkable book.” —Washington Post An entirely fresh approach to ending the high school dropout crisis is revealed in this groundbreaking chronicle of unprecedented transformation in a city notorious for its “failing schools” In eighth grade, Eric thought he was going places. But by his second semester of freshman year at Hancock High, his D’s in Environmental Science and French, plus an F in Mr. Castillo’s Honors Algebra class, might have suggested otherwise. Research shows that students with more than one semester F during their freshman year are very unlikely to graduate. If Eric had attended Hancock—or any number of Chicago’s public high schools—just a decade earlier, chances are good he would have dropped out. Instead, Hancock’s new way of responding to failing grades, missed homework, and other red flags made it possible for Eric to get back on track. The Make-or-Break Year is the largely untold story of how a simple idea—that reorganizing schools to get students through the treacherous transitions of freshman year greatly increases the odds of those students graduating—changed the course of two Chicago high schools, an entire school system, and thousands of lives. Marshaling groundbreaking research on the teenage brain, peer relationships, and academic performance, journalist turned communications expert Emily Krone Phillips details the emergence of Freshman OnTrack, a program-cum-movement that is translating knowledge into action—and revolutionizing how teachers grade, mete out discipline, and provide social, emotional, and academic support to their students. This vivid description of real change in a faulty system will captivate anyone who cares about improving our nation’s schools; it will inspire educators and families to reimagine their relationships with students like Eric, and others whose stories affirm the pivotal nature of ninth grade for all young people. In a moment of relentless focus on what doesn’t work in education and the public sphere, Phillips’s dramatic account examines what does.

Compliance Capitalism

By Sidney Dekker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781000416312
  • Pages : 228
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 863
  • File Pdf: compliance-capitalism.pdf

Book Summary:

In this book, Sidney Dekker sets out to identify the market mechanisms that explain how less government paradoxically leads to greater compliance burdens. This book gives shape and substance to a suspicion that has become widespread among workers in almost every industry: we have to follow more rules than ever—and still, things can go spectacularly wrong. Much has been privatized and deregulated, giving us what is sometimes known as ‘new public management,’ driven by neoliberal, market-favoring policies. But, paradoxically, we typically have more rules today, not fewer. It’s not the government: it’s us. This book is the first of a three-part series on the effects of ‘neoliberalism,’ which promotes the role of the private sector in the economy. Compliance Capitalism examines what aspects of the compliance economy, what mechanisms of bureaucratization, are directly linked to us having given free markets a greater reign over our political economy. The book steps through them, picking up the evidence and levers for change along the way. Dekker’s work has always challenged readers to embrace more humane, empowering ways to think about work and its quality and safety. In Compliance Capitalism, Dekker extends his reach once again, writing for all managers, board members, organization leaders, consultants, practitioners, researchers, lecturers, students, and investigators curious to understand the genuine nature of organizational and safety performance.