Description : After serving 13 years in prison I was finally released. While in prison I made a lot of promises to myself. I promised myself not to get in an intimate relationship with any of my exes, including my son or daughter's mom's. As well as not to hang in Camden, cause in my past all I did was find trouble in Camden. Long story short, I promised myself to keep exes, exes and stay away from all negative people, places and things. After all the promising I made to myself, I started breaking promises my first couple hours home. I started by having sex with my daughter's mom. Then, I decided to film the first 24 hours of my book tour in Camden. Although I knew I shouldn't ride around Camden in Bentleys, Maseratis, and Lamborghinis.Being too flashy in Camden could be very dangerous for me and my family. Breaking my promises came with a hefty price. In less than 24 hours after I was released from prison...my 13 year old daughter was kidnapped. And they wanted $250,000 and the Rolex off my wrist to get her back. All hell broke loose after my daughter was kidnapped. Two people died, another shot in the face, and one more shot several times in the upper body. You gotta read how things unfold as I break each promise.
Description : Former ballerina Callie Carlisle is determined to rebuild her life with her new mechanical limbs. She's just learned to accept the enhancements that saved her from certain death when she experiences uncontrollable twinges and flashes of light that obscure her vision. Terrified of literally falling apart, she resists telling her husband. Jasper's already vowed to keep her out of harm, and she doesn't want to worry him further. When the War Office's General Black arrives with an urgent mission—rescue the doctor who created Callie's enhancements—she has no choice but to accept. A rogue agent and former patient of the scientist believes the biomechanical modifications he received are killing him, and he's out for revenge. Callie must reach the doctor before it's too late. But with an overprotective Jasper at her side, and her alarming symptoms getting more frequent, will she be able to hold herself together long enough to save the doctor...and herself? 34,000 words
Description : A nation torn apart. A woman ripped from her husband. A terrifying forced march. When the Cherokee nation is forced to relocate, Elsie Feather is snatched from her husband and children. Will she find her family? A Trail of Broken Promises is a gripping story of love and loss, peace and despair, And The beautiful story of love's redeeming power. Travel the Trail of Tears and experience the heartache and pain through the eyes of Elsie Feather, a young Cherokee wife who nearly loses it all and rises up to fight back at those seeking to destroy her and her people. A Trail of Broken Promises takes the reader down a dark road in the history of a nation built on religious freedom And The concept of all men being created equal.
Description : As the costs of medical care have skyrocketed, so has the amount of money lost to fraudulent health insurance providers. These bogus operations typically victimize individuals on the lower end of the socioeconomic scale who then face staggering medical bills without coverage. Robert Tillman shows how market conditions and weak regulatory structures have allowed these crimes to occur, and cites recent institutional and legal changes that have created both new demands for insurance and greater opportunities for fraud. He also analyzes the political and economic climate that enables these criminal practices to flourish. Drawing on court documents, congressional hearings, and actual cases, Tillman provides numerous examples of the three most prevalent forms of fraud: scams involving multiple employer welfare arrangements, employee leasing schemes, and fictitious labor unions. He also examines recent innovations in insurance fraud such as "24-hour plans" and coverage offered by dubious religious organizations. With the regulation of health insurance currently in chaos, Broken Promises offers a critical examination of this insidious form of white-collar crime. It is a timely book that raises important questions about the definition of insurance and consumer protection.
Description : "Micheal Hawke, cardiologist, doesn't know where to turn . . . . People are turning up dead and no one knows who is next or what the motive is. He is working against the clock in an adventure that takes him, with his sidekick, Chen, through the world of the Russian mob and Neo-nazis to a modern-day grassroots political movement. There are vampires at every turn, and the current healthcare debate is injected into the mix. What follows is a heart-pounding thriller that will keep the reader on the edge of his seat, all the while introducing a running social commentary on the state of medicine today. Told from an insider's viewpoint, this novel allows readers to gain an insight into the secret world of high-tech medicine and how political changes can affect you. This is a page-turner from start to finish. With vampires, Nazis, health care, and present-day politics, there is nothing missing from this exciting thriller!
Description : Viner traveled to various Eastern European countries to interview women of all ages and circumstances who are willing to do anything to get to America. The revealing and often unsettling tales of these women, told in their own words, shine a light on a growing population in the U.S.
Description : Broken Promises follows the main character, Beebe, who falls in love with the man of her dreams. He literally sweeps her off her feet with promises of happy ever after. We have heard the saying ´things are not as they seem´, ´sometimes, people are too good to be true.´ That is exactly what we find in Desmond Carlisle. He takes Beebe on an emotional roller coaster ride to the point that she almost loses herself in the process. Were it not for the love of a close family, her belief in God, and her own common sense, she finally allows the blinders to come off in order to see what she has been hiding from herself. The person that she married never really existed. She fell in love with his representative. Now she had to figure out a way to dig her way out of the mess she has allowed herself to be in. However, she had to tread carefully because she had no idea who she was dealing with...Who was this man who had stolen her heart and ripped it apart like pieces of common paper...
Description : The book has more fire--more call to arms' gusto--than anything I've read on reading education. "Richard Abrahamson, University of Houston" "Broken Promises" is an important and powerful book precisely because it provides the opportunity for us all to experience the kinds of insights and construct the kinds of understandings that we need to grow professionally and to be a profession. "Reading Research & Instruction Journal" The volume provides a cogent critique of majority practice. This is one of the few volumes that relate critical pedagogy, ' as exemplified by the work of Giroux, Apple, and others, to specific examples of school practice. Because reading instruction is a central school activity, this connection is significant and the content is of value to anyone interested in public education. "Choice" Shannon argues that a combination of psychology, science, and capitalism has transformed reading from a means of personal and social empowerment into an ability to perform well on tests and has transformed learning from a human transaction between teacher and student into an exchange between things--commercially packaged reading materials--and students. To rationalize reading instruction according to these principles, he says, is to silence the voices of readers and teachers. These compelling new ideas, carefully grounded in research, show how popular solutions to problems in reading instruction--mastery learning, merit pay, and school effectiveness research--actually work against improving teachers' instructional behavior and children's learning ability. A rallying call for teachers of reading, a tool for change, and a most provocative text for students of reading at all levels.
Description : "This book provides an occasion to examine the complex conjuncture between the White supremacist realities of the American Academy and the often threatening presence of brilliant Black men in the Academy. This challenging book should also serve as an inspiration for a new generation of Black men deeply devoted to the life of the mind in or outside the Academy." ??From the foreward by Cornel West. Sixteen of America's leading scholars offer an uncompromising critique of the academy from their perspective as African American men. They challenge dominant majority assumptions about the culture of higher education, most particularly its claims of openness to diversity and divergent traditions. They take issue with the processes that determine what is legitimized as scholarship, as well as with who wields the power to authenticate it. They describe the debilitating pressures to subordinate Black identity to a supposedly universal but hegemonic Eurocentric culture. They question the academy's valuing of individuality and its privileging of dichotomy over their cultural styles of community, humanism and synthesis. They also range over such issues as culturally mediated styles of cognition, the misuse of standardized testing, the disproportionate burden of service placed on African American faculty and a reward system that discounts it.