Olivia Calabrese struggles to deal with the fact that her boyfriend Brice turns into a berserker—rage-filled monster—every night at midnight, and that if she ever has sex with him, she’ll turn into one too. When she’s not busy looking for a cure (that everyone claims doesn’t exist) for the berserker virus, she’s trying to deal with the threats her mob boss father Lucio levels against her newly formed jettatori “family.” If that weren’t enough, it’s becoming clear that Tommy, her mentor and friend, is a double-agent for Lucio, feeding information to Lucio so that he can try to kill her with armies of berserkers. And to make matters even worse, her right-hand man Josh seems to be developing a crush on her, something that Brice is not particularly happy about.
Adrift on the Ark is a collection of personal essays by Margaret Thompson that offers a straightforward study of the complex relationship between human beings and the natural world. The essays look at a wide range of beings-from spiders to peacocks-and cover issues such as our irrational phobias, our fascination with zoos, and the myths and stories we have created around the other occupants of this earth. They also observe the joy animals bring to us as our pets and the altruistic relationship between caregivers and companions. With lively anecdotes and engaging portraits of the animals who have enriched Margaret's life, these entertaining and personal essays serve a double purpose: as a reminder of our place in the natural order and our intricate connections with animals; and as a warning about how much we stand to lose by ignoring our responsibilities for all life on earth.
Meant to inspire and motivate, Adrift on the Ark is an enchanting reflection on the beneficial relationship between humans and other animals.
Joe and Frank are vacationing in a Rocky Mountain resort when suddenly a strange green light brightens up the sky. Three kidnappings follow.
Are they alien abductions or the work of down-to-earth criminals?
The Tony and Outer Critics Circle Arward-winning musical Barnum ran for over 2 years on Broadway. It follows the ups and downs of P.T.'s varied life, from his fraudulent and sensational promotions to his American Museum and Barnum and Bailey Circus. It takes us backstage as well, giving us a glimpse of his love affairs and marriage. Production photographs are included. --Amazon.com
Two unlucky individuals find themselves trapped in a haunted house, where the spirits are more than rest. They're very disturbed. A man learns that his family's fortune is cursed when his grandfather sends him to an old manor on a pretense. A black cat curiously enters the same house through a window. They will soon meet the resident spooks, generations of ghouls who are as stuck there as them . . . and even more unhappy. The man and the cat are used to feeling unwelcome, but this place is downright hostile! There are more than just termites lurking within these walls, and getting out alive may require some sacrifice.
(The Spell of Binding: Part One, is a 27,000 word, witty, fantasy comedy). THE MAGIC The World was almost destroyed by science – billions died.
The survivors gave up looking for God and looked within themselves. They could hear a new song emanating from the ruins of the past. An ancient song, older than religion and time itself – they heard the magic. THE DEMON ARMY But the holocaust caused a spell uttered eons ago – when the magic was strong – to weaken. A spell that now released unmentionable creatures back into the world; creatures their ancestors had banished.
Science failed to destroy humanity, now it’s the powerful Demon Kings turn to try – back with vengeance and a vast army. HOPE Powerful sorcerers could stand in his way, but they have grown old and tired with time, leaving the hope of all New Mankind on the shoulders of a female magus, a slaphappy, lovesick human, a drunken whimsical elf, and an ambitious dwarf, all looking for a Spell that has been hidden for a thousand generations. PART ONE Simeon, the head of the Council of Magi, has spent decades deciphering an ancient leather bound book. He sends word to Minika, a sorceress close to where he believes the Spell is hidden – a female magus who is not quite what she seems – and with the aid of a human, an elf and a dwarf, she heads out into the barren wasteland to try and reach the Spell first before Vorr, the demon king and his vast army. But the demons are the least of Minika’s worries. Someone else seems hell bent on stopping her – someone who is manipulating magic that hasn’t been used for thousands of years.
Also the Great Prophetess has just announced the prophecy that Vorr has been waiting to hear for over two thousand years: “In a time of great sorrow seven will heal the world.”