Simon loves everything about Halloween: the candy, the costumes… but what he loves most is scaring others. Last year, he invited Jim to his house for a Halloween party, but before Jim even arrived, Simon had scared him away. This year, Jim has invited Simon to his house for a party. Everything appears very un-scary, but he has some tricks up his sleeve. “The Scare” is a delightfully chilling tale about two best friends who, despite their differences, learn to enjoy the holiday together. Don’t be scared!
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Katie Parker is about to get a new life—whether she wants one or not. With her mom in prison, and her father AWOL, Katie is sent to live with a squeaky-clean family who could have their own sitcom. She launches a full-scale plan to get sent back to the girls’ home when she finds herself in over her head…and heart. When Katie and her new “wrong crowd” get into significant trouble at school, she finds her punishment is restoring a historic theater with a crazy grandma who goes by the name of Mad Maxine. In the midst of her punishment, Katie uncovers family secrets that run deep, and realizes she’s not the only one with a pain-filled past. Katie must decide if she’ll continue her own family’s messed up legacy or embrace a new beginning in this place called In Between.
On a blooming May morning, five bodies of a single religious family are found in their apartment, in the quiet suburb of Givat Shmuel (Shmuel’s Hill).
Detective Hadas Levinger, a renegade atheist daughter of a religious family, is put in charge of the police investigation. Slowly and skillfully she peels the shells protecting this unique community and reveals hard and painful secrets.
I Promise I Won’t Kill You: A Hitchhiking Adventure
In the summer of 2013, Nate Damm hit the highways of America with a backpack and a thumb up, with the goal of hitchhiking across the country. The people who chose to give him a lift along the way proved to be every bit as interesting and strange as he had hoped they would, sharing their stories, unique nuggets of wisdom, and heartfelt thoughts on life as they offered up their passenger seats. Along the way, Nate experienced extreme boredom, run-ins with the law, drunk drivers, handsy truckers, and more, finding the spirit of America and coming to some important personal realizations in the process.
An early reader described The Guide as ” awesome, wonderful, informational, beautiful”. This colorful guide to bulb selection is more than a collection of pretty pictures. Each picture carries comments like when to plant and when to blossom. It also provides critical (and sometimes negative) information that will enhance the users success
Becoming a werewolf is not an option for seventeen-year-old Lacey Quinn, but death can be a strong motivator.
Lacey is so focused on her future that everyday life has past her by. Counting down the days to her eighteenth birthday, Lacey is almost home free. But when she falls for the mysterious Alex Morris, she lands in the middle of an ancient war between two enemy wolf packs. Tempting dreams, tantalizing lies and a dangerous love triangle ensues leaving Lacey heartbroken and confused.
Lacey’s fate rests in the hands of Alex and Brandon, but both are pulling her strings for their own agendas. Even as she slips further into the dark world of werewolves, Lacey struggles to find the truth and save the only family she’s ever known.
Captain Dean Watters keeps his mission and his team in the forefront of his laser-like focus. So when these two things are threatened by hackers, Dean’s Special Forces training kicks into high gear. Failing to stop the hackers from stealing national security secrets from the military’s secure computers and networks isn’t an option. Zahrah Zarrick is a missionary teacher to Afghan children in Mazar-e Sharif. And a target. When Zahrah is captured because of her expertise in quantum cryptology, endangering the US national security, Dean is forced to crack the lockbox around his heart—a move that might come at the highest cost.
In this book, I ask one very simple but daring question:
“WHY IS AFRICA THE WAY SHE IS?
Why the phenomenal natural resources, yet underdevelopment and economic over-dependency on external support? Why the many conflicts even though we largely do not manufacture arms? Why the vast fertile lands, yet deaths from famine and malnutrition? Why the greed and the devilishly stubborn pain of corruption even though there’s enough to cater for us all? WHY?
Is it a curse? Is it our mis-education? Maybe it is our independence or even the meddling of the world’s superpowers. Or, could it very well be our religious infusion, genetic or cultural orientation?
Whatever it is, the question will always remain – “Why is Africa the Way Africa Is?” That question, is every African’s highest obligation to ask – and answer.
According to actual documents hidden in the Apocrypha, an ancient race of supernatural beings known as Irin roam the Earth. Impervious to aging, illness or mortal injury, they wage a continuous war against those who once threatened the survival of mankind by corrupting the natural order. While ever present, they prefer to remain unseen in order to freely move among us. Those who are seen are easily overlooked and immediately forgotten. Walk down any street in the world and you will pass at least one Irin. Depending on the threat or situation, sometimes many.
When his flame-haired partner disappears after a brutal beating, the legendary Irin enforcer known as Riley Storm sets out to bring her back. Ending his search in Los Angeles, territory he once ruled over, he discovers an alarming secret behind the city’s most violent criminals and decides to reclaim not only his fiery companion and fiercest ally but the land he once called home.
In a changed world where the sky bleeds red, winter is hotter than hell and full of sandstorms, and summer’s even hotter with raging fires that roam the desert-like country, the Heaters manage to survive, barely.
Due to toxic air, life expectancies are so low the only way the tribe can survive is by forcing women to procreate when they turn sixteen and every three years thereafter. It is their duty as Bearers.
Fifteen-year-old Siena is a Youngling, soon to be a Bearer, when she starts hearing rumors of another tribe of all women, called the Wild Ones. They are known to kidnap Youngling girls before the Call, the ceremony in which Bearers are given a husband with whom to bear children with.
As the desert sands run out on her life’s hourglass, Siena must uncover the truth about the Wild Ones while untangling the web of lies and deceit her father has masterfully spun.
Sandra Baker is a beautiful, intelligent, and determined young woman. Half Japanese, she gets her soul from her brave ancestors. At an early age she displays a prodigy level for Kendo, the Japanese martial art that means literally, “the way of the sword.” Simply by watching her Great Uncle Ichirou, she commits the delicate and precise kata movements to absolute perfection and mimics them perfectly despite her tender age. Her proficiency leads to a fascination with Japanese history, ancient bladed weapons, and archaeology. Through a friend of her father’s, she is awarded an internship at an archaeological research firm to supplement the scholarship she so desperately needs to pay for a college.
Her need for diversion from the frustrations of work and a highly confusing love/hate relationship with her wealthy and dangerously good looking supervisor send her prowling through the street markets and garage sales off Chicago’s West Loop. A mysterious picture of the old castle on the hill will send Sandra on a fantastic journey into a dangerous world where slavery and seduction walk hand in hand and half familiar creatures rule the primeval forest.
Want to know what could have caused the formation of the 13 districts and what led to Game 1? This is that story.
End of the World – Episode 1: Nineteen-year old Claudia Sheeplord is aboard an airplane flying to Denver when she discovers that all attempts to destroy the Death Asteroid before it hits Earth have failed.
While still in the air, one of the asteroid masses hits Earth. The sky turns dark, full of particles. When Claudia lands, chaos has flooded the airport. She makes a promise to her new friend, a 13-year old tinkerer named Benjamin Willoby, and together they must fight their way through the destruction and find their own means of survival before it’s too late.
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