The first two books in USA Today bestselling author Tillie Cole's Scarred Souls series, in one volume RAZE Conditioned in captivity to maim and slaughter, Prisoner 818 becomes an unstoppable fighter in the ring. Violence is all he knows. After years of incarceration in an underground hell, only one thought occupies his mind: revenge on the man who wronged him. Kisa Volkova is the only daughter of Kirill 'The Silencer' Volkov, head of the infamous 'Red' bosses of New York's Russian Bratva. Her father's savage treatment of his rivals and his lucrative underground gambling ring The Dungeon ensures too many enemies lurk at their door, and she dreams of a life away from her virtual prison. One evening, Kisa stumbles upon a tattooed, scarred, but stunningly beautiful homeless man on the streets. Something about him stirs feelings deep within her; familiar yet impossibly forbidden desires. A mysterious, silent man, Kisa becomes obsessed with him, yearns for him, craves his touch . . . this man they call Raze. REAP Raised as a prototype for the Georgian Bratva's obedience drug, 221 fails to think, act or live for himself - his master's perfectly-crafted killing puppet. Standing at six foot six, weighing two-hundred and fifty pounds, and unrivalled in to-the-death combat, 221 successfully secures business for the Georgian mafiya boss of NYC, in the dark criminal underground. Until his enemies capture him. Talia Tolstaia longs to break free from the heavy clutches of Bratva life and away from the stifling leash of her Russian Bratva Boss father, and from the brutality of her work at The Dungeon. But when she meets her family's captive who is more monster than man, she starts to see the man underneath. A powerful, damaged man whose heart calls to hers . . . #ScarredSouls
TO TAKE BACK LIFE, ONE MUST FIRST FACE DEATH... Conditioned in captivity to maim, to kill and to slaughter, prisoner 818 becomes an unrivaled and unstoppable fighter in the ring. Violence is all he knows. After years of incarceration in an underground hell, only one thought occupies his mind: revenge... bloody, slow and violent revenge. Revenge on the man who wronged him. Kisa Volkova is the only daughter of Kirill 'The Silencer' Volkov, head of the infamous 'Red' bosses of New York's Russian Bratva. Her life is protected. In reality, it's a virtual prison. Her father's savage treatment of his rivals and his lucrative and coveted underground gambling ring-The Dungeon-ensures too many enemies lurk at their door. She dreams to be set free. Kisa has known only cruelty and loss in her short life. While working for her church-the only reprieve in her constant surveillance-Kisa stumbles across a tattooed, scarred, but stunningly beautiful homeless man on the streets. Something about him stirs feelings deep within her; familiar yet impossibly forbidden desires. He doesn't talk. Doesn't communicate with anyone. He's a man beyond saving. But Kisa becomes obsessed with him. Yearns for him. Craves his touch. Needs to possess this mysterious man... ... this man they call Raze.
Raised as a prototype for the Georgian Bratva's obedience drug, 221 fails to think, act, or live for himself; he's his master's perfectly-crafted killing puppet. Standing at six-foot-six, weighing two-hundred-and-fifty pounds, and unrivaled in to-the-death combat, 221 successfully secures business for the Georgian Mafiya Boss of NYC, who rules the dark world of the criminal underground. Until his enemies capture him. Talia Tolstaia dreams to break from the heavy clutches of Bratva life. She dreams of another life--away from the stifling leash of her Russian Bratva Boss father and from the brutality of her work at The Dungeon, her criminal family's underground death-match enterprise. But when she stumbles upon her family's captive who is more monster than man, she starts to see the man underneath. A powerful, beautiful, damaged man whose heart calls to hers. But sacrifices must be made--blood for blood...life for life...souls for scarred souls...
BRUTAL. INTENSE. PASSIONATE. THE WORLD OF THE SCARRED SOULS. They call me 901. I am a monster, a killer, a champion. In the blood pit I am a god. I have no name, no family, and no identity. When master says fight, I fight...until I am the only one left standing. I have one goal, to fight so well that I am freed. I don’t need friends, I don’t need women. They are weaknesses. I am strong. Until I see her. She is gorgeous and kind and off-limits to me. She was stolen as a child to be the worst type of slave and now master wants her. What he wants, he gets. With a smile, she melts my brutal heart. I have never wanted anything more. I need to make a choice. Freedom or Love. I cannot choose wrong.
Is finding one's true love worth committing the greatest sacrifice of all? Taken as a teen, prisoner 194 was stripped of his name and freewill, meticulously honed to be a ruthless machine. Even as he tries to fight his captors hold on him he knows that obedience is the only way to save his sister, who is the one person that keeps him from turning into a monster. As a young girl Zoya Kostava barely escaped the brutal attack that killed her entire family. Now twenty five she lives in secrecy. That is until she hears her brother also survived and is living with their greatest enemy. Zoya risks her safety and anonymity to find the brother she thought dead and is captured by a beautiful, brutal man. A man who both captivates and scares her, in him she sees a soul as lost as her own. They both have so much to lose will they be able to save each other...and survive.
Pastor Brayden Dupree is educated, dynamic, talented, charming, and a master manipulator who has built a mega church in Oklahoma with his wife, Ava, to encourage his congregation to follow him with their wallets open and minds closed to outside influences. But what none of their loyal followers know is that Pastor Dupree and his wife are also dangerous psychopaths. While brainwashing parishioners into worshipping him in lieu of the God they claim to follow and obey, Brayden becomes bored. Believing he is untouchable, he sets his sights on larger illegal activities that will feed his insatiable hunger for bigger trophies to display in his imaginary case. While Brayden enjoys power at any cost, Ava craves the limelight and weaving cruel webs. Without checks and balances, Brayden and Ava appear free to mollify the ravenous evil inside of them as their children, David and Samantha, the illegal Mexican family trapped working at the Dupree estate, and eventually their own granddaughter, Emily, become their victims. Will any of them escape whole or alive? Scarred Souls is the thrilling tale of two psychopaths as they hide under the guise of Christianity and give their followers a false sense of purpose and hope while they carry out evil acts.
When a nun walks into a police station and confesses to murder, the Grayhurst police arrest her for the killing spree that has shocked the city. But Roberta believes Sister Catherine is innocent and sends Jillian and Sam to investigate. Sister Catherine gives them the silent treatment, and all the evidence points to her. Jillian and Sam reluctantly conclude that Roberta must be wrong. Then Jillian receives a phone call that forces them to reconsider their view of the case. Determined to find out why a nun would confess to murders she didn’t commit, Jillian and Sam chase down the new lead with renewed enthusiasm. If Sister Catherine is innocent and they don’t uncover the truth, the real killer will get away with murder. The Deiform Fellowship series is a mystery series that can also be considered urban fantasy. Deiforms are sleuths who possess supernatural powers bestowed by God—according to some. Jillian is an atheist. She believes that her powers come from within herself. Because she works with Sam, who is a Christian, discussions about God naturally arise, but the books aren’t religious fiction. Each book in the series can be read standalone, but since every book reveals information about the Fellowship and its members, the books are best read in order. Keywords: mystery, supernatural, paranormal, urban fantasy, atheist, atheism, christianity, god, religion, telepathy, astral projection, female character, women sleuths
Release on 2019-06-10 | by Kevin Rose,Graham Spence
How Rescued Tigers Heal Trauma-Scarred Souls
Author: Kevin Rose,Graham Spence
What Can Tigers Teach Us About Stress? After the horrific events of September 11, 2001, Kevin Rose knew that warfare was inevitable, and he needed to develop a way to help those who served when they returned home. He witnessed how the devastating attacks affected the country's collective psyche and felt the resulting meteoric rise in his manual therapy clients' stress levels. Kevin knew if he could build a program to help combat veterans counterbalance stress, people from all walks of life could benefit as well. Calling on a lifetime of experience with wildlife interaction and a career in human wellness, he explored this question: can a face to face, adrenaline-fueled encounter with a lion, tiger, cougar, or leopard possibly facilitate deep relaxation? The idea sounds counterintuitive, but the lesson Kevin learned from these rescued captive-wild creatures is how to gain peace through counterbalance. We counterbalance hunger by eating, thirst by drinking, and fatigue with rest. For stress and anxiety, the natural remedy, taught by the world's most powerful apex predators, is total sensory engagement. This book offers: -- a simple grounding technique to shift from feeling chaotic to calm in seconds -- tips for using this grounding technique to deeply attune to the wisdom of nature. -- the potential to dramatically transform your emotions, your personal environment, and perhaps, the world.
Get ready to experience the best 40 days of your life! The 40 Day Soul Fast: Your Journey To Authentic Living is an eight-week study of the life of the soul, the practice of fasting, and the process of living more authentically. It is a transformational expedition that will lead you on an inward journey to greater health, happiness, and success as you learn to live from the inside out—as we are told by Jesus in the book of Matthew: “Ignite the kingdom life within you, a fire within you . . . changing you from the inside out . . . make a clean sweep of your lives” (Matthew 3:11). When all is well with the souls of humanity, all will be well in the world. When you have peace in your soul, you will bring that peace to bear on the world around you—you will become the change you are hoping to see. Churches, organizations, small groups, and families are encouraged to travel together on this 40-day journey to greater mental, emotional, and spiritual health. If everyone who picks up this book takes it upon him or herself to encourage others to participate, we would create an unstoppable movement! You may think that one healed soul cannot heal the world, but it can.Join the Soul Fast Movement by going to www.soulfast.com. There you will find soul-empowering resources and tools to not only transform your life, but the world! The 40 Day Soul Fast promises to bring the best out of you so that you can impact your world for good. Have the courage to follow your heart! Step out and engage with your authentic self—it will be the best 40 days of your life!
In this wise, beguiling, and beautiful novel set in the era of the Civil War, award-winning playwright and author J. California Cooper paints a haunting portrait of a woman named Always and four generations of her African-American family.