War has taken everything from me. My family. My home. My innocence. In a country blasted by war and wracked by economic hardship, a young orphan girl like me has very few options when it comes to survival...Thus, I do what I must to live, to eat, and I try very hard to not consider the cost to my soul. My heart is empty, and my existence brutal. The one impossibility in my life is love. And then I meet HIM.
"Not Your Usual Romance"
Odel lives deep in the Louisiana bayous, away from prying eyes. She guards a secret - one shared with very few. She is the last surviving descendent of the infamous Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau. And Odel's power are not to be taken lightly. If you find her in the swamps, she'll grant a wish, but be careful what you wish for. Odel has a habit of giving quite a bit more than you ask for.
Shift is a creative tool for expanding consciousness. Through thought-provoking questions, stories, and poetry, Shift draws out new ways of thinking about old challenges. Its purpose is to bring powerful peace to the listener and thus, powerful peace to the planet, one listener at a time. The audiobook is unique in using words, music, and sound effects to look at words, meanings, human perception, emotions, and actions.
"What the world needs now!!! Great quotes."
This is a personal journey of faith, heritage, race, and family wrapped around the grace of God through the eyes and honest thoughts of a modern Black man. Arnold argues for African Americans to embrace Confederate heritage to capture the enriched Black history of the Civil War era. He bestows dignity and honor on his Confederate ancestor and challenges the traditional thoughts of modern African Americans. Arnold rests in his faith as the uniting force that reconciles our colorful past to our bright future.
"Excellent story and informative!"
Jessica's younger brother, Todd, has descended into a world of madness. His shattered mind is now the plaything of an unimaginable evil, an unstoppable entity with cruel plans for both Jessica and Todd. But Jessica is not alone in her battle to save her brother's soul. For deep in the misty bayous, in an isolated wooden shack, lives the one person who is their only hope.
Great leaders aren't born. They're nurtured. In Peanut Butter Principles: 47 Leadership Lessons Every Parent Should Teach Their Kids, entrepreneur, speaker, author, management consultant and parent Eric Franklin has assembled a wealth of wisdom that has stuck with him like peanut butter sticks to the roof of your mouth gleaned from his parents, extended family; and the many other influential people in his life.
Keith Lafleur, Louisiana's largest and greediest building contractor, thinks he's cut the deal of a lifetime. The old clapboard house is his for the taking as long as he can move it to a new location. It's too big to move as it is, but Lafleur's solution is simple: divide it in half. He has no idea, though, that by splitting the house he'll be dividing a family - a family long dead, a family that still exists in the house, including a mother who will destroy anyone who keeps her apart from her children.
This book is a self-reflection exercise designed to help listeners overcome challenging problems through the use of specific problem solving techniques. In the introduction we learn about decision-making strategies that work in situations of uncertainty and we learn scenario planning - a technique invented in the 1960s for the US Dept. of Defense, later adapted for use in the private sector.
Fourteen-year-old Greg Worling's life changed the day he found an eight-sided coin along the edge of a pond on his parent's farm. The coin sparkled as though it reflected the sun's light, even in the shade. Drawn to it, Greg discovers an inscription on the coin that reads, "Greg, drop this coin into the fountain in front of the tree of life". Weeks later, his little sister by his side, Greg tosses the coin into the small fountain and is instantaneously transported to a strange land.
Charles L. Harris' second novel, Visions of Evil: The Whitehouse Conspiracy takes you on a journey to the dark side of our government, where the powers at the highest level learn their devious activities are about to be exposed and use every means available to protect themselves.
View through the eyes of a young recruit not quite sure how he ended up enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. This raw story gives readers the true insight into how a young eighteen year old transforms from civilian to hardcore Marine. US Marine Corps Boot Camp is more than most men can handle. Hawaiian Pineapple Jarhead transports you to the miserable Parris Island and training center of screaming drill sergeants and swamp-like conditions instead of the beautiful beaches of Hawaii.
Inspired by true life events when a World War I soldier returns back to his hometown, he expects to experience equality between black and white people, but after he sees a wealthy plantation owner, who owns a cotton gin, cheat black farmers out of their cotton, him and a group of black farmers have a meeting at a church about selling their cotton somewhere else, which leads many white farmers to go into a rage and they go on a brutal killing spree of killing everything black in the town.
The absentee father is a crisis that crosses all ethnic boundaries. For too long, many of us have neglected our obligations to our children. One of the causes is poor decision making, resulting in everything from addiction and incarceration, to failure to step up to the plate. No reason is forgivable, as the ultimate victim is the child. It's time to make an attempt to rectify this behavior by establishing or reestablishing relationships with our children.
"Not what I thought"
Learning there is a different way of doing things doesn't come easy. Pineapple Sam learns through following his dreams and heading for the US mainland that the grass is not always greener on the other side. He finds new friends and even a few enemies while he tries to live life a bit differently. Learning new talents in the world of the cowboy give him some great experiences to share and a sense of what it is like for other people in the world.
Sam's day starts out as yet another business trip stuck in a hotel. This seemingly normal night turns into a wild ride. This story proves that the world can change in a moment. Sam climbs into a limo, moments later he is in a fight for his life. A life and death situation is the last thing Sam expected when he arrived at the Hotel in Chicago. The most exciting thing on his agenda for the evening is having dinner at the famous restaurant Ditka's.
Hijinks and young love are almost more than Pineapple Sam can handle. This story follows Sam, his best friends, Mando and Randy, and his brother, Hank, as they get into clean and not so clean trouble on the island. This book takes you on a teenager's journey of playing pranks, hiding trouble from your dad, and the nervousness that comes with falling in love. You'll fall in love with the bond between Pineapple Sam, his friends, and his brother.
Pineapple Sam does it again in his latest short novel set in Paradise on his home turf of the magical island of Kauai. He recounts tales of a long hot summer working in the pineapple fields with his friends and enjoying the cool, exciting nights as only fearless, exuberant teenagers can. Take a trip back to your teen years with this story.
Pineapple Sam was only one of two children in his family born in Hawaii. His family emigrated from the Philippines to Hawaii for a better life. This story takes you on the roller coaster of emotions that brought him into the world. You are soon swept up into the true work ethic of this dedicated family and the young entrepreneur that it spawns in Pineapple Sam. He works hard and he plays hard. While his ingenuity and ability to take action is inspiring, Pineapple Sam also gets into his fair share of trouble.
A wonderful trilogy tale about the tiny leafy stick-like creatures of the forest. In the medieval times when trolls and wizards still lurked near the cities of man, cozy castles and monasteries stood tall to war and treachery. From the creepy halls of Stone Castle, to the hidden caverns behind the rippling Mirare' Falls, the Leaflings help mankind fight the many battles to save the inland city of Cobblestone and the very simplistic lifestyle the Leaflings lead.