First in an all-new paranormal romance series Caution : readers may feel the heat coming off the pages. They are the Sentinels... Three races descended from ancient guardians of mankind, each possessing unique abilities in their battle to protect humanity against their eternal foes-the Synestryn. Now, one warrior must fight his own desire if he is to discover the power that lies within his one true love... Helen Day is haunted by visions of herself surrounded by flames, as a dark-haired man watches her burn. So when she sees the man of her nightmares staring at her from across a diner, she attempts to flee-but instead ends up in the man's arms. There, she awakens a force more powerful and enticing than she could ever imagine. For the man is actually Theronai warrior Drake, whose own pain is driven away by Helen's presence. Together, they may become more than lovers-they may become a weapon of light that could tip the balance of the war and save Drake's people...
A Shocking True Story of Betrayal, Kidnapping, and Murder
Author: Kieran Crowley
Category: True Crime
Ash Wednesday Beautiful, bubbly, 20-year-old Kim Antonakos was returning to her New York City apartment after a night of clubbing with a friend. A business major with wild black hair, long polished fingernails, and a new Honda her loving father had bought her, Kim took good care of herself and looked forward to a bright future. But on her way home in the early morning darkness of that Ash Wednesday, Kim was abducted-and her mysterious kidnappers would be the last people to see her alive. Scorching Betrayal As Kim's father, wealthy computer executive Tommy Antonakos, launched a widespread, feverish search for his daughter, he had no idea that her abductors were right under his nose. A cold mastermind had ordered had ordered Kim to be bound, gagged and left in the freezing basement of an abandoned house, hoping to extract ransom from her father. When the plans fell through, he and his henchman panicked, returned to the basement and doused a near-frozen Kim with gasoline, setting her on fire. Burned Alive When the fire was extinguished, all that was left of the lovely coed were her charred, lifeless remains. What would drive the kidnappers to commit such a cruel and senseless murder? How did their plans to cover their tracks result in another killing? And how were the murderers finally snared? Read all of the fascinating facts in a startling expose of extortion, murder, and ultimate justice.
Communities, Eschatology, and the Punishment of Heresy in the Middle Ages
Author: Michael D. Barbezat
Pubpsher: Cornell University Press
Burning Bodies interrogates the ideas that the authors of historical and theological texts in the medieval West associated with the burning alive of Christian heretics. Michael Barbezat traces these instances from the eleventh century until the advent of the internal crusades of the thirteenth century, depicting the exclusionary fires of hell and judicial execution, the purifying fire of post-mortem purgation, and the unifying fire of God's love that medieval authors used to describe processes of social inclusion and exclusion. Burning Bodies analyses how the accounts of burning heretics alive referenced, affirmed, and elaborated upon wider discourses of community and eschatology. Descriptions of burning supposed heretics alive were profoundly related to ideas of a redemptive Christian community based upon a divine, unifying love, and medieval understandings of what these burnings could have meant to contemporaries cannot be fully appreciated outside of this discourse of communal love. For them, human communities were bodies on fire. Medieval theologians and academics often described the corporate identity of the Christian world as a body joined together by the love of God. This love was like a fire, melting individuals together into one whole. Those who did not spiritually burn with God's love were destined to burn literally in the fires of Hell or Purgatory, and the fires of execution were often described as an earthly extension of these fires. Through this analysis, Barbezat demonstrates how presentations of heresy, and to some extent actual responses to perceived heretics, were shaped by long-standing images of biblical commentary and exegesis. He finds that this imagery is more than a literary curiosity; it is, in fact, a formative historical agent.
A new book by author Meath Conlan, PhD takes select teachings of a modern-day Buddhist Master and reveals how common ground of inter-spiritual wisdom can be found between his aphorisms, or sayings, and teachings of the Desert Elders from the early Christian centuries (250 AD to Late Roman Antiquity). Khejok Tulku Rinpoche is one of the diminishing numbers of “old teachers” in the Tibetan Tradition. Born in the 1930s, he is regarded as an incarnation of a renowned lama from the 5th Dalai Lama’s time. As a boy he was recognised and installed as Abbot of the second oldest monastery in the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism – Dhe Tsang Monastery, in Eastern Tibet. Khejok Rinpoche crossed the Himalayas and eventually came to Australia in 1986. He established centres dedicated to the learning and practice of Buddhism in the Gelug lineage. Meath Conlan, a student and friend of the late Dom Bede Griffiths, met Rinpoche in 1988. The two men have become firm friends - having travelled together to Christian and Buddhist Monasteries in Tibet, India, Nepal and Australia. Throughout the book, original drawings, taken from the author's field notebooks while traveling Tibet and Nepal, will add interest to the readings contained in this book. Foreword by H.H. The Dalai Lama
Release on 2008-03-11 | by Hertha D. Sweet Wong,Lauren Stuart Muller,Jana Sequoya Magdaleno
Contemporary Short Fiction by Native American Women
Author: Hertha D. Sweet Wong,Lauren Stuart Muller,Jana Sequoya Magdaleno
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
Unlike most anthologies that present a single story from many writers, this volume offers an in-depth sampling of two or three stories by a select number of both famous and emergent Native women writers. Here you will find much-loved stories (many made easily accessible for the first time) and vibrant new stories by such well-known contemporary Native American writers as Paula Gunn Allen, Louise Erdrich, Joy Harjo, Linda Hogan, and Leslie Marmon Silko as well as the fresh voices of emergent writers such as Reid Gomez and Beth Piatote. These stories celebrate Native American life and provide readers with essential insight into this vibrant culture.
The Akashic records, also known as the Book of God's Remembrance, contain accounts of everything we have ever thought, said, or done. We will all read these records after we die, and we will all be judged by what lies within. In rare cases, individuals glimpse the Records while they are still alive, and share what they have learned from them. "The Immortal Truth" is the first book that includes all of the revelations of the Records in one work -- across party lines, one might say. With narratives of visions from Saint Anne Catherine Emmerich and Edgar Cayce, and Life Readings from the Religious Research Foundation of America, Inc., there is an abundance of material to intrigue the spiritual seeker in you.
London is under siege. A banking scandal has filled the city with violent protests, and as the anger in the streets detonates, a young homeless man burns to death after being caught in the crossfire between rioters and the police. But all is not as it seems; an opportunistic killer is using the chaos to exact revenge, but his intended victims are so mysteriously chosen that the Peculiar Crimes Unit is called in to find a way of stopping him. Using their network of eccentric contacts, elderly detectives Arthur Bryant and John May hunt down a murderer who adopts incendiary methods of execution. But they soon find their investigation taking an apocalyptic turn as the case comes to involve the history of mob rule, corruption, rebellion, punishment and the legend of Guy Fawkes. At the same time, several members of the PCU team reach dramatic turning points in their lives - but the most personal tragedy is yet to come, for as the race to bring down a cunning killer reaches its climax, Arthur Bryant faces his own devastating day of reckoning. ‘I always said we’d go out with a hell of a bang,’ warns Bryant.