A complicated office romance is not what scrupulous travel writer Zara Castillo has planned for, especially not when her career is finally taking off, but her easygoing colleague Matthew Villanueva is everything she wants in a man. When their relationship is tested by distance, issues she thought she had long buried emerge once again. Zara delves into her past in a quest for answers. Now she must face her demons or lose the love of her life.
Set in Metropolitan Manila with travel bouts to different islands in the Philippines, Throwing Rules to the Wind explores the lights and shades of seeking closure, forgiveness, and love.
Three-fingered Jack Davis and Jesse James Hofstetler operate a dope house in Detroit. They sell some black tar heroin laced with carfentanyl, a drug used to tranquilize elephants, to a house full of addicts. Several of the addicts overdose and now Jack and Jesse are stuck with a number of dead bodies to deal with. The two men aren’t evil, not in the sense of a serial killer, but under the law they have committed murder. But they also have a very human side, Jack takes in a young addict named Posie and offers her protection, and Jesse saves the life of an overdosed girl called Imogene, who goes by the name of Im.
Looking for refuge they hook up with Marielle, nicknamed Hell, a prostitute who owns a house of ill repute in the neighborhood. The lives of the five become intertwined as they are investigated by tough, but fair, Detroit homicide detective Bonnie Benham. The story proceeds through the perilous habitat of drug users, dealers and detectives to an unusual, but just, conclusion.
Jared Fraser, a landscape business owner in Hobart, Australia, sets out for a holiday to the USA to travel along the Route 66 in a motorhome. Looking forward to his first holiday overseas, he’s excited as he prepares himself for the journey. But little could’ve prepared him for crossing paths with a beautiful hitchhiker.
Will he be able to put his past aside and grab onto happiness?
Ivy Bennett thought leaving her boyfriend would be the hard part. It doesn’t take long to figure out how wrong she was. As she struggles with making a new start in her life, the last person she expects to lead her to happiness is a laid-back Australian on vacation.
But she will have to say goodbye again? And not only to Jared.
Department 89 is a secretive German government department that deals with serious threats to the state. They are unofficial, ruthless, and above the law. They answer only to the German chancellor and are deniable. Their boss is Captain Sophie Decker, formerly of German Intelligence. She got the top job at Department 89 after she saved the Chancellor’s life from an assassin. Now she is putting her special and deadly skills to work on Germany’s enemies, both foreign and domestic.
February 1945 : With the war nearly over, the Nazi regime moves their entire cash and gold reserves worth billions, from Berlin to the salt mines of Merkers. But some of the gold never makes it there, and it is never found again.
September 2017 : A fierce national election campaign is being fought out in Germany. Extreme right-wing nationalists, connected to a major election candidate, are terrorising the streets and murdering at will. Somehow, it is all connected to the missing Nazi gold 70 years before.
Captain Sophie Decker of the elite, secretive, and ruthless Department 89 is given an order by the beleaguered Chancellor. Take down the terrorists and find the missing Nazi gold. But someone has their own secret agenda.
German democracy is at stake – and only Department 89 can save it.
We met on a Tuesday.
Became best friends, then lovers, on a Tuesday.
And it all fell apart on a Tuesday…
Charlotte Taylor has three automatic strikes in my book: 1) She hates me. She also claims that I’m a “domineering jerk with a huge, overbearing ego.” (I do have something huge. It’s not my ego, though.) 2) She takes our mandatory tutoring sessions way too seriously. 3) She’s sexy as hell…And a virgin.
At least, those were her strikes before our study sessions started lasting longer than they were supposed to. Until one innocent kiss became a hundred dirty ones, and until she became the first woman I ever fell hard for.
Our future together after graduation was supposed to be set:
Professional football for me. Law school for her.
But she left me at the end of the semester with no explanation, and then she completely disappeared from my life.
We met on a Tuesday.
Became everything, then nothing, on a Tuesday.
And now it’s seven years later, on a Tuesday…
**This is a second chance romance, inspired by Adele’s “When We Were Young”**
Explore the Realities behind Legends of Antediluvian Civilizations and Ancient Extraterrestrial Influences.
Contemporary research reveals a stunning antiquity of civilization on our planet as archaeology unearths buried civilizations and discovers long submerged cities. Previous academic theories of the origins of civilization have fallen forfeit to finds at archaeological sites worldwide: Gunung Padang in Indonesia (c. 22,000 BC); inscriptions in the ancient Egyptian Temple of Edfu, recounting a historical record extending back to 18,000 BC; Nabta Playa in the Sahara Desert of southern Egypt (c. 16,500 BC); Puma Punku in the Andean Mountains of western Bolivia (c. 15,000 BC); Göbekli Tepe in the Anatolia region of Turkey (c. 12,000 BC); the vast submerged city in the Gulf of Khambhat off the Arabian Sea coast of India (c. 9,500 BC); the underwater Yonaguni complex offshore of the westernmost inhabited island of Japan (c. 8,000 BC); and the extensive sunken city of Dwarka offshore of Gujarat, India (c. 7,000 BC).
The evidence of exceedingly ancient civilizations, coupled with the remaining traces of their advanced technologies and abilities, raises profound questions. Archaeologists point out that many of those constructions—such as the Great Pyramid or the incredibly precise andesite stonework at Puma Punku—would even today be extremely difficult to duplicate and certainly impossible to surpass.
Bearing mute witness to the magnificence of mysterious ancient civilizations, the whole theory of progress hesitates before these testaments in stone.
How did small stone-age cultures rise to the level where they were able to construct vast cities and immense megalithic complexes?
The creation stories of civilizations worldwide relate that their progenitors came from the stars or the heavens. Native Americans recount that their antecedents were “The Sky People” and “Star Beings.” The builders of Teotihuacan describe their gods as having descended from the heavens. Egyptian texts speak of their “bringers of knowledge” coming from Sahu and Sopdit (Orion and Sirius) in a “cosmic egg radiating colored light,” circa 18,000 BC.
The pre-Tibetan Zhang Zhung tradition describes their “god” Gekhoe as having descended to earth in a “resplendent jeweled egg” while “radiating brilliant hues on father mountain and mother lake,” at which time “in the sky there appeared brilliant lights, melodious sounds in space, and many other wonderful occurrences,” circa 16,000 BC.
The Maya, the pre-Incans, the Sumerians, and so many others, all express the same account in diverse symbolic languages—their “gods” came from the stars, bringing advanced knowledge and the gift of civilization. These cultures were greatly separated both geographically and chronologically, yet their creation stories are strikingly similar and, in many cases, virtually identical. Who were these “gods”? From where did they come?
Explore answers to these questions and discover knowledge that for long millenniums has remained concealed under layers of legend and secrecy. A truly incomparable book for anyone interested in greatly expanding their knowledge and personal power, and especially fascinating for anyone interested in the realities behind the ubiquitous legends of antediluvian civilizations and ancient extraterrestrial influences.
The Arceneau House has always been shrouded in mystery, but after the disappearances, Allison Fisher has thought of little else. As a reporter, she sees it as her duty to get to the bottom of the story. Now that the estate is under contract and leaving the family for the first time, Allison has her chance. And after her recent tragedy, she wants nothing more than a return to normalcy. Little does she know, that nothing normal awaits her in the Arceneau House.
When was the last time you heard about Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, or Sir Richard Branson? While our focus on the superstars of entrepreneurship makes the field seem glamorous, it also makes entrepreneurship as an unrealistic career choice. This is entirely unnecessary – research clearly shows that anyone can learn to successfully start and run a business.
“Entrepreneurial Living” provides a hands-on guide to entrepreneurship. Using the analogy of a board game and illustrative examples, the book teaches you the fundamentals of entrepreneurial life. Among other things, you will learn:
•Knowing your identity, network, and competencies helps you identify interesting entrepreneurial problems that you can solve.
•Focusing on your means instead of a distant vision enables you to create goal portfolios and deal with uncertainty.
•Understanding your own strengths and those of potential partners lets you evaluate the option of co-founding a business.
•Listening to customers early on helps you develop business models systematically.
•If you are observant and reflective, your insights will combine and turn you into your personal version of a successful entrepreneur. Take the first step and you are set for an entrepreneurial adventure.