The trauma and grief of growing up in an alcoholic or addicted family create a lifetime of baggage. If you grew up in an addicted family, the dysfunction that permeated every aspect of your childhood may have seemed "normal", and you may not even realize the level of affect alcohol still has on your adult life - whether or not you drink. If you are one of the millions of Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOAs), the cost of your childhood pain can be unbearable. You may have learned how to "survive", but are you "living" your life?
Janet Woititz, mother of the recovery movement, sensitively addresses the barriers of trust and intimacy that children learn in an alcoholic family. She provides suggestions for building loving relationships with friends, partners, and spouses.
In "The Wolf, the Witch, and Her Lack of Wardrobe" by Shelly Laurenston, Jamie Meacham has enough trouble controlling her supernatural abilities. Thus, there's no time for lust, or for Tully Smith, even with his smoldering amber eyes. But Tully's grappling with his own animal instincts, as a powerful shifter-wolf trying to protect all his territory - including a certain sassy witch - from vicious rivals.
"Poor reader ruins good read."
Does your boss constantly blame you for things you didn't do? Do you isolate yourself from friends and family to avoid conflict at home? Do you feel anxious when you see a certain "friend's" name on your cell phone? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you most likely have a narcissist in your life. The Object of My Affection Is in My Reflection will help you understand the complexities of this disorder and arm you with the coping mechanisms to navigate through this type of relationship.
"Excellent explanation of my 30 year marriage"
In this Very Short Introduction, Linda Greenhouse draws on her deep knowledge of the court's history and of its written and unwritten rules to show readers how the Supreme Court really works. She offers a fascinating institutional biography of a place and its people--men and women who exercise great power but whose names and faces are unrecognized by many Americans and whose work often appears cloaked in mystery.
"The Making of Judicial Branch"
In the final installment of The Tale of Lunarmorte, Caia is caught between the most powerful beings in her world, and they are all desperate to use her for their own means. While Caia struggles to find her purpose, tragedy strikes close to home, and time runs out. Now she must decide if she will join the extremists she was trying to destroy...or bring them all down on her own terms....
It’s bad enough feeling different among the human crowd, but feeling different among wolves? No one said returning to her pack would be easy, especially after ten years without them, but 17-year-old Caia Ribeiro is unprepared for the realities of the transition. Raised in a world where kids aren’t scared by bedtime tales of the bogeyman but by the real life threat of enemy supernaturals who might come creeping into their community to kill them in their sleep, Caia is used to the darkness; she’s used to the mystery and the intrigue of the ancient underworld war she’s bound to by chance of birth.
Swept into the world of the Daylight Coven, Caia is caught between her loyalty to the Daylights and her new insight into the hearts of the Midnights. As more obstacles are thrown in her and Lucien's way, Caia is pushed further adrift from him and Pack Errante. With no one to turn to, Caia has to make the most difficult choice of all: Who does she truly belong with - the Daylights or the Midnights?
With the smell of burning wood and bricks lingering in the cool morning breeze, Johnnie Wise left New Orleans while her home was still smoldering. She had just been acquitted of murdering Sharon Trudeau, one of her former stocker brokers who had stolen a substantial amount of her nest egg. Broke with nothing but the clothes on her back and the shoes on her feet, Johnnie heads to East St. Louis to live with her father.
"Johnson still has me hooked!!"
After three long weeks of wondering if the police are going to figure out what really happened in her hotel room, Johnnie leaves Jackson, Mississippi, without being questioned. When she sees Paul Masterson, the preacher who helped her when she thought her life was over, standing on the landing of the train depot in Providence, Rhode Island, she thinks she's found sanctuary, a place where she can cease worrying.
"Paul's Letter to the Galatians & Christian Theology" conference was held at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland from July 10-13, 2012. This book contains articles by theologians, scholars, and pastors who presented their research at the very important theological conference on the book of Galatians.
All the girls love Luther; he's tall, handsome, and built like an NFL linebacker. Even the faculty sees him as a role model, being an excellent citizen all four of his high school years. He's got the world in the palm of his hand. He's a natural born leader. He's the president of this, and the captain of that, and the boyfriend of Savannah Perry, the most beautiful girl in school. His dream has come true. He's just gotten word that he's won a scholarship to West Point Military Academy.
"Great short story"
Pretenses is the story of Coco Nimburu - a fascinating, bloodthirsty assassin who will stop at nothing to kill her victims and artfully baffle the authorities. Enter Phoenix Perry: a tough, smart, and savvy FBI agent known to hold her own against even the most lethal of criminals. Phoenix is supposed to be working on a serial rapist case but is hand-picked by the president to find the identity of the assassin. Soon Phoenix finds that the two cases may be related - and that the culprit knows her every move.
When the set of twins are released from prison, they have one thing on their minds: to settle the score against the people who put them there in the first place. The revenge killings begin in the District of Columbia with the murder of the prison warden and his wife - both found viciously beaten and brutally dismembered - and to continue on the opposite coast where a socialite is found dead in Malibu.
" I have read better. "
In a world where security cameras prove what you have done and databases define who you are, the few who know how to manipulate the technology can play God. They can change the future; they can alter the past. They can make big money, they can save the world, and they can get away with murder over and over again. Danielle Leaf grew up believing she was safe. Now she knows she was wrong. Award-winning author Jon Evans returns with a compulsive, fast-paced story that examines issues of Third World exploitation and the extreme edge of anti-capitalist activism.
This collection contains two stories involving the characters from Do Wah Diddy Die and one stand alone short that was originally published in an anthology. If Miss Weena can put off dying to solve Miss Gracie's murder, then Luci can't play the pregnancy card to get out of playing her sidekick. It's not like it will be dangerous. Afterall, Miss Gracie has been dead for decades...
"Delightful short mysteries!"
Luci Seymour, sexy and free spirited, returns to steamy New Orleans in search of the father she's never met. She finds murder, mayhem, love, and adventure when her timing puts her directly in the sights of an elderly hit-couple and a con man's last scam.
Will two of London's most notorious rogues be outmatched in the game of love by two clever young ladies? When Lady Gillian Carnaby reads of her own betrothal to a hitherto unknown Baron Hopwood in the London Times, she is shocked to learn that the man is real. Worse, Hopwood is merely a minor title for Josiah Hawtrey, Marquess of Thorne, a man with such a scandalous reputation that London society is quite willing to believe he would become affianced to a noblewoman he has never met. To save her reputation, Gillian and the Marquess must go through the motions of a betrothal.
Since the beginning, stories have been the primary tool used to pass down valuable lessons learned by the generations before us. These lessons help to guide us through challenges faced today. New York Times best-selling author Dan Clark has masterfully combined many of these life lessons into the minutes of Soul Food: Stories to Keep You Mentally Strong, Emotionally Awake, & Ethically Straight.
Trudy Genova has the best job any nurse could want, working on set as a medical consultant for a movie studio. No more uniforms, bedpans, or emergencies, until the actor whose overtures she's refused dies suddenly while taping a hospital scene - but not before pointing his finger accusingly at Trudy. When detectives view Trudy as a suspect, she sets out on an investigation to clear her name. Then a second death occurs, and Trudy realizes she's put herself in jeopardy.
"WHAT A PERFECT TITLE "DEATH UNSCRIPTED"!"