Description : 'The Dark seeps in and eats the light, so bury your fear on Sorry Night. For in the winter's darkest hours, comes the feasting of the Vours' On the longest night of the year, Reggie and Aaron dare each other to test the legend of Sorry Night. But what they thought was a midnight game has awakened something evil, something relentless, and something unstoppable. Your worst fear is here...
Description : Beware the darkness and the light. They will steal your soul in day or night. In summer's warmth or winter's cold Your life will end when the Vours take hold. In the fearscape no one can hear you cry, And in its depth your soul will die. Reggie Halloway thought she was finished with the Vours - the demons who had possessed her brother, Henry - forever. She'd once faced them in a deathly battle for Henry's soul and now she wants to forget them. But Quinn, the Vour she left at the bottom of a lake, is back. And he is not alone.
Description : A murder in wartime Switzerland reveals Swiss complicity with the Nazis during World War II Europe, 1944: Captain Billy Boyle and his friend Lieutenant Piotr “Kaz” Kazimierz are sent to neutral Switzerland to work with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), investigating Swiss banks that are laundering looted Nazi gold. The US and Swiss governments are about to embark on diplomatic discussions regarding the Safehaven Protocols, aimed at limiting the amount of war materials exported by Switzerland to the Nazis, stemming the tide of looted gold, and preventing postwar use of Nazi wealth by war criminals. With the talks about to begin and the Gestapo ever present, the OSS wants Billy and Kaz to protect the participants, which turns out to be a very deadly task. The plans go wrong from the beginning when Billy and Kaz crashland in France. As they make their way through occupied territory to the border, they meet Anton Lasho, a member of the Sinti ethnic group, whose family was slaughtered by the Nazis, and who is, in turn, a one-man Nazi-killing machine. They’ll need his help, because as they find once they make it across the border, Swiss banks are openly laundering gold “harvested” from concentration camps, and those who are profiting will do everything they can to protect their wealth and hide their dark secrets.
Description : The terrifying, nail-biting, and grossly intriguing sequel to The Devouring. It's been six months since Reggie first discovered and fought against the Vours, malicious and demonic beings that inhabit human bodies on the eve of the Winter Solstice. The Vours still haunt Reggie, but only in her dreams-until one night, when an unexpected visitor turns her nightmares into reality. The battle against evil continues in Soulstice, the second book in the thrilling The Devouring series, which School Library Journal called, "Comparable to books by R. L. Stine and Stephen King....A must-have for horror fans."
Description : The Vours: evil, demonic beings that inhabit human bodies on Sorry Night, the darkest hours of the Winter Solstice. It's been a year since Reggie first discovered the Vours, and the Winter Solstice is approaching once again. It will be another night of unspeakable horror for those unlucky enough to be taken by the Vours, because this time, she won't be able to stop them. The Vours have imprisoned Reggie in a psychiatric hospital, where she is subjected to a daily routine of unfathomably sadistic experiments. Her life is a living Hell, but she won't give up. They attacked her brother. They killed her friend. And Reggie will never stop fighting back. The Devouring trilogy concludes with this thrilling story that will leave you with lasting terror.
Description : Lurking beneath the streets of rundown neighborhoods, evil, unseen forces prepare to attack the weak and defenseless with a raging fury that soon promises to victimize anything that lives and breathes. Original.
Description : China's rise is assaulting the natural world at an alarming rate. In a few short years, China has become the planet's largest market for endangered wildlife, its top importer of tropical trees, and its biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Its rapid economic growth has driven up the world's very metabolism: in Brazil, farmers clear large swaths of the Amazon to plant soybeans; Indian poachers hunt tigers and elephants to feed Chinese demand; in the United States, clouds of mercury and ozone drift earthward after trans-Pacific jet-stream journeys. Craig Simons' The Devouring Dragon looks at how an ascending China has rapidly surpassed the U.S. and Europe as the planet's worst-polluting superpower. It argues that China's most important 21st-century legacy will be determined not by jobs, corporate profits, or political alliances, but by how quickly its growth degrades the global environment and whether it can stem the damage. Combining in-depth reporting with wide-ranging interviews and scientific research, The Devouring Dragon shines a spotlight on how China has put our planet's forests, wildlife, oceans, and climate in jeopardy, multiplying the risks for everyone in our burgeoning, increasingly busy world.
Description : The advent of space travel with a prototype spaceship using atomic propulsion ignites the Earth's upper atmosphere, causing hot invisible gases to sweep down and make contact with the Earth's surface. Every area touched becomes incandescent. A young scientist who foresees the catastrophe struggles to warn the authorities to take precautions to survive the coming catastrophe...
Description : From the author of THE DROWNING GOD, James Kendley, comes another chilling tale of horror set in Southern Japan. It’s been three years since security guard Tohru Takuda and his reluctant band of monster hunters defeated the Kappa of the Naga River. Now, a mysterious artifact is driving innocents in Southern Japan to flay their friends alive, and the grisly murders turn Takuda’s world upside down. Disheartened and impoverished, he struggles to lead his rag-tag team to find the artifact before it poisons the entire nation. Takuda is caught between the police, the bloodthirsty murderers, and forces conspiring to harness the artifact’s horrible powers. And all the while, he must watch his back, because the most dangerous killer may be lurking among his own men…
Description : No matter who wins the presidential election, nor which party takes control of the House or the Senate, Americans across the country are increasingly convinced that Washington is the problem. Even when a candidate promises cost cutting, fidelity to the Constitution, fearless independence from crony capitalism, or term limits—somehow candidates always seem to turn into politicians when they get into office. And politicians can’t be trusted. In Devouring Freedom, popular columnist Jim Antle voices the question millions of Americans have begun to ask: Can big government ever be stopped? Antle examines the addiction both parties have to bigger spending, bigger government programs, bigger intrusion in our lives and bigger dependency on the nanny state, as he exposes how an ever-expanding government inevitably leads to less prosperity, less independence, less ingenuity, less growth and far less liberty.
Description : Advertising exec Freddi Stasiek thought she'd rid herself of a man who'd physically hurt her, but after six months he reappears in her life revealing a nature even darker than she'd believed. Thrown into the shadows of the world, Freddi rushes to stay one step ahead of her homicidal ex-boyfriend and the world he represents, a place where human flesh and blood are butcher's fare, a place where she would be made queen and broodmare.
Description : Beginning in the late 1970’s Frida Kahlo achieved cult heroine status less for her richly surrealist self-portraits than by the popularization of the events of her tumultuous life. Her images were splashed across billboards magazine ads, and postcards; fashion designers copied the so-called “Frida” look in hairstyles and dress; and “Fridamania” even extended to T-shirts, jewelry, and nail polish. Margaret A. Lindauer argues that this mass market assimilation of Kahlo’s identity has consistently detracted from appreciation of her work, leading instead to narrow interpretations based on “an entrenched narrative of suffering.” While she agrees that Kahlo’s political and feminist activism, her stormy marriage to fellow artist Diego Reviera, and the tragic reality of a progressively debilitated body did represent a biography colored by emotional and physical upheaval, she questions an “author-equals-the-work” critical tradition that assumes a :one-to-one association of life events to the meaning of a painting.” In kahlo’s case, Lindauer says, such assumptions created a devouring mythology, an iconization that separates us from rather than leads us to the real significance of the oeuvre. Accompanied by 26 illustrations and deep analysis of Kahlo’s central themes, this provocative, semiotic study recontextualizes an important figure in art history at the same time it addresses key questions about the language of interpretation, the nature of veneration, and the truths within self-representation. Ebook Edition Note: All images have been redacted.
Description : This is the story about two distinctly different lions and these two lions are nothing like you would meet in the jungle. Even though they display many characteristics that we find in the natural lion, it ends there, these are spiritual lions. Each of these lions has a totally different agenda than the other. Both are very captivating in the way they present themselves, but one leads you on the path to destruction while the other leads you to eternal life and happiness. You will meet each of these lions and it will be your choice as to which lion you will want to follow down the path of life. Carefully choose which one you will follow as one leads to eternal death and the other leads to eternal life. In our journey through life each one of us will encounter two lions. They each represent a kingdom, a government, the kingdom of darkness and the kingdom of light. One of these lions tries to mimic the real true Lion and this one wants to kill and devour you. The other true lion will devour the imitator lion that wants to devour you. This one true real lion wants to give you eternal life. You are about to see our enemy, Satan, the imitation lion as a devouring lion, and you are about to see the true real LION who is the one and only Eternal LION who devours the imitation lion, Satan, and that Lion is none other than The Lion of Judah, Jesus Christ Himself!
Description : After realizing that his life is not how it used to be, Jerry takes a good long look inside of himself and finds that his true needs, wants, and desires are being overwhelmed by his consumption of food.
Description : This provocative proposal exposes the misconceptions that drive our economic system and offers systematic and revolutionary solutions. Economic Insanity questions the most basic assumptions behind our economic system and argues that its entire structure must be challenged. Terry challenges readers to stop looking for answers within the system and look instead to changing the system.
Description : The entity is ancient. It has taken form before, in other places, other guises. This time the place is Buffalo. The form is that of a magnificent woman... created from the dreams of a child. The eternal hunger is immense. The entity must feed. And it's prey is human. Psychic detective Ryerson Biertgarten is appalled at the savagery of the first killings. Far worse lies ahead, for the detective as well as the city. He is falling in love with a wonderful woman—but Joan will die—unless he can stop... The Devouring...
Description : The essays in Tracing the Autobiographical work with the literatures of several nations to reveal the intersections of broad agendas (for example, national ones) with the personal, the private, and the individual. Attending to ethics, exile, tyranny, and hope, the contributors listen for echoes and murmurs as well as authoritative declarations. They also watch for the appearance of auto/biography in unexpected places, tracing patterns from materials that have been left behind. Many of the essays return to the question of text or traces of text, demonstrating that the language of autobiography, as well as the textualized identities of individual persons, can be traced in multiple media and sometimes unlikely documents, each of which requires close textual examination. These “unlikely documents” include a deportation list, an art exhibit, reality TV, Web sites and chat rooms, architectural spaces, and government memos, as well as the more familiar literary genres—a play, the long poem, or the short story. Interdisciplinary in scope and contemporary in outlook, Tracing the Autobiographical is a welcome addition to autobiography scholarship, focusing on non-traditional genres and on the importance of location and place in life writing. Read the chapter “Gender, Nation, and Self-Narration: Three Generations of Dayan Women in Palestine/Israel” by Bina Freiwald on the Concordia University Library Spectrum Research Repository website.
Description : From the creator of The Samurai Cat. One by one, the Masters of the Council are victimized by demonic attacks by their ancient enemies, the Black Anarites. But something deadlier than the Anarites' dark magic is strangling the wizards of the Order--and it's coming from the very heart of the Council.