Description : At the Alamo Canyon Ranch, set amid the desert foothills of Southern Arizona, the Champion women carry on the family legacy of breeding bucking bulls for the rodeo. In a world where bloodline is everything, love is the only risk worth taking . . . Everyone’s talking about Whirlwind at this year’s Professional Bull Rider’s Competition. But the promising young bull is the last thing on Shane Tully’s mind once he lays eyes on the lady responsible for bringing Whirlwind to the arena. Beautiful, smart, and sexy as hell, Lexie Champion has this rodeo man hungry for more than the thrill of his next competition. But the daughter of bull rancher Bert Champion wants nothing to do with a daredevil, despite the powerful attraction between them . . . After losing her beloved brother to a bull riding accident, Lexie is no stranger to the dangers of rodeo life. Which is why resisting Shane’s rugged allure should have been easy. But nothing is simple about her reaction to the handsome cowboy, from their first kiss, to the terrifying moment Lexie watches Shane go down in the ring. Faced with a devastating decision, will Lexie make the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of love?
Description : Jimmi Lee's childhood is traumatic. Her father, T.R., addicted to alcohol and suffering from manic depression, is driven by demons from his past. He is particularly cruel to Jimmi. Pearl, her mother, enables their father at the expense of the children. Jimmi dreams of love, becoming rich, returning to her grandparent's ranch and taking the younger children with her. Angry and rebellious, Jimmi has migraine headaches and becomes dependent on codeine. She meets Edward, falls instantly in love and decides to marry him. She plots to extricate him from a long term affair; succeeds and marries him. Increasingly unhappy, she learns that money does not buy love, happiness, or security. All her pregnancies end in miscarriage; slowly she descends into an alcoholic hell. Alcoholism and an addiction to prescription drugs bring her to her knees. She cries out for help. Willa, Jimmi's sister, calls Edna, a member of Alcoholic Anonymous for help. This is the beginning of Jimmi's new life, one of happiness, peace of mind, and the love she had always dreamed of but had lost hope of finding. Examining her past, Jimmi sees Angels, masquerading as humans in the whirlwinds of her life, always pointing her in the right direction.
Description : It was the worst day of Anna’s life. She was late on her rent, and in her haste almost got run over by traffic! The man who rescued her stole her heart with his beauty, but he disappeared again in a flash. Just when she thought she would never meet him again, he suddenly appears and invites Anna to dinner. He’s a billionaire businessman named Laird and he quickly professes his love for Anna. Even though she isn’t sure she should believe what he says, she still finds herself in his bed the next morning!
Description : 24 Hour Comics Day 24 Hour Comics Day is a challenge: one cartoonist tries to create a full 24 page comic, normally months of work, in 24 straight hours. Scott McCloud originally came up with the challenge for himself and Stephen R. Bissette as a creative exercise. These comics were originally produced by Lou Graziani during past 24 Hour Comics Day events, and have since been updated for digital publication. WHIRLWIND A young girl gets the chance of a lifetime to become a super hero! But at the same time, across town a retired gangster wants one last big score. Their parallel paths will cross in a WHIRLWIND of action and drama! This comic was originally drawn as part of the 24 Hour Comics Day challenge.
Description : Powers presents a book filled with incredible stories of great courage, narrow escapes, tragedy, faith, odd twists of fate, and the dogged perseverance of those who were caught in the hurricane-like storm that ripped through the upper Midwest. From lonely motorists in Minnesota, to duck hunters across the Midwest and sailors on Lake Michigan, the storm took 154 lives. Book jacket.
Description : "Little children, it is the last hour..." So wrote the beloved apostle John. Two thousand years later we are living in the final moments of history. God's people are beginning to lift up their heads, knowing their redemption draws near. Where are we in the prophetic timetable? What momentous event of Bible prophecy will we witness next? Will America be judged before the rapture of the church? Reaping the Whirlwind begins with a primer on the nature of judgment and wrath. Through Jesus' eyes we see God as neither a harmless Teddy bear nor a vengeful tyrant, but as Agape, the Consuming Fire. We can then fearlessly examine the ancient prophesies about America. We can lay aside the popular fables that have lulled us to sleep. By casting aside false comfort, we are free to receive God's comfort, which stirs us up to love and good works. Reaping the Whirlwind reveals the heart of God for His people living in the midst of Babylon America. It is written for the mature Christian, the new believer and the seeking unbeliever. Let those who have ears to hear, hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church. A.P. Watchman A.P. Watchman has been walking with the Lord for thirty years, loving His church, and ministering in the capacity of prophet, teacher and evangelist. He currently resides in Sacramento, California.
Description : The book shows how the wartime alliance of engineers, scientists, and the military exemplified by MIT's Radiation Lab helped to transform research and development practice in the United States through the end of the Cold War period. This book presents an organizational and social history of one of the foundational projects of the computer era: the development of the SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment) air defense system, from its first test at Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1951, to the installation of the first unit of the New York Air Defense Sector of the SAGE system, in 1958. The idea for SAGE grew out of Project Whirlwind, a wartime computer development effort, when the U.S. Department of Defense realized that the Whirlwind computer might anchor a continent-wide advance warning system. Developed by MIT engineers and scientists for the U.S. Air Force, SAGE monitored North American skies for possible attack by manned aircraft and missiles for twenty-five years. Aside from its strategic importance, SAGE set the foundation for mass data-processing systems and foreshadowed many computer developments of the 1960s. The heart of the system, the AN/FSQ-7, was the first computer to have an internal memory composed of "magnetic cores," thousands of tiny ferrite rings that served as reversible electromagnets. SAGE also introduced computer-driven displays, online terminals, time sharing, high-reliability computation, digital signal processing, digital transmission over telephone lines, digital track-while-scan, digital simulation, computer networking, and duplex computing. The book shows how the wartime alliance of engineers, scientists, and the military exemplified by MIT's Radiation Lab helped to transform research and development practice in the United States through the end of the Cold War period.
Description : Eyewitness testimonies from survivors of the 2008 tornado at Union University marvel at the extremes of God's mighty hand upon nature and his gentle hand of grace. Eighty photographs included.
Description : A vengeful psychopath terrorizes a New England town in this “outstanding psychological thriller” from the New York Times–bestselling author (Booklist, starred review). Liza Plain, a Boston-based journalist hoping for her big break, is dreading spending Christmas in Shiloh, Rhode Island, with her difficult grandfather—until news of the disappearance of a retired local priest triggers her realization that this could be linked to a series of unsolved, church-related, missing persons cases. Michael Rider used to be a decent man with a good life, but a past traumatic event with far-reaching consequences has left him dangerously close to the breaking point. Now he is receiving strange emails from an organization calling itself Whirlwind, offering him the chance to avenge himself on those who’ve done him wrong. Liza and Michael will both be in their hometown of Shiloh on Christmas Eve . . . the night a raging blizzard seals off the town from the outside world . . . the night an outrage is perpetrated. And Liza will find herself at the heart of a major news story, caught in an abyss of nightmarish discovery and life-threatening danger. “Bizarre twists and unexpected turns.” —Booklist, starred review “Excellent. A gripping, frighteningly real and very disturbing novel.” —David Suchet, author of Poirot and Me