THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In her bestselling Alpha and Omega series, Patricia Briggs "spins tales of werewolves, coyote shifters, and magic and, my, does she do it well" (USA Today Online). Now mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham face a threat like no other--one that lurks too close to home... They are the wild and the broken. The werewolves too damaged to live safely among their own kind. For their own good, they have been exiled to the outskirts of Aspen Creek, Montana. Close enough to the Marrok's pack to have its support; far enough away to not cause any harm. With their Alpha out of the country, Charles and Anna are on call when an SOS comes in from the fae mate of one such wildling. Heading into the mountainous wilderness, they interrupt the abduction of the wolf--but can't stop blood from being shed. Now Charles and Anna must use their skills--his as enforcer, hers as peacemaker--to track down the attackers, reopening a painful chapter in the past that springs from the darkest magic of the witchborn...
In 1988 the Piper Alpha oil platform off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland exploded, killing 167 men. The Waves Burn Bright is a deeply effecting, sensitive exploration of its devastating aftermath on one family. Carrie Fraser is 16 when the disaster occurs, her father Marcus one of the survivors. As the narrative moves between past and present the trauma blows open existing fractures, tearing the family apart. In adulthood and after many years living abroad, Carrie, now a respected volcanologist, is returning to Aberdeen to deliver a controversial academic paper. Carrie and her father are estranged, partly due to his post-traumatic stress and related alcoholism, a legacy of Piper Alpha. Will a reconciliation be possible or will the aftershocks of a tragedy that occurred 25 years before continue to drive father and daughter apart? ‘A cauldron of a book, bubbling with anger and magma which might at any moment spill over and bring further devastation. It is both particular to this tragedy in 1988, but also universal; a compelling story exploring how a father’s trauma sends shock waves through a family, changes the pattern of lives – particularly his daughter’s – and makes love risky. However, as well as being about damage and running away, it is also about healing.’ Linda Cracknell, author of Call of the Undertow and Doubling Back 'it wasn't so much that Maloney's characters had made an impact on my world, but that I had entered theirs... simply a cracking good read.' Alison Miller, author of Demo
Audrey Whitticomb saved her entire city. Well, kind of. The superhero Morning Star (who just happens to be Audrey's mom) might have played a small part, and her sidekick, Leon—Audrey's sort-of boyfriend, who is gorgeous...and frustrating—maybe helped, too. But after two peaceful months, there is a vicious new threat in Minneapolis. Her name is Susannah, and she's a Harrower, a demon hell-bent on destroying people like Morning Star, Leon, and Audrey—the Kin. Like others before her, she seeks the Remnant, a Kin girl who has the power to unleash the inhabitants of the Beneath. But to what end? Audrey already has a ton on her plate: dealing with her best friend Tink's boy drama, helping her other best friend Gideon figure out his nightmares, and exploring the highs and lows of "dating" Leon. But when she develops a powerful new ability, Audrey seizes on the chance to fight, despite her mother's protests and Leon's pleas. As Audrey gets closer to figuring out Susannah's motives and tracking down the Remnant, she'll uncover more than she bargained for. The terrible truth is staring Audrey in the face. But knowing the truth and accepting it are very different things.
Into a world of wild pleasures and deadly secrets comes a girl whose innocence may be her greatest strength . . . Retra doesn't want to go to Ixion, the island of ever-night. Retra is a Seal - sealed minds, sealed community. She doesn't crave parties and pleasure like all the others. But her brother left for Ixion two years ago, and Retra is determined to find him. Braving the pain of her obedience strip to escape the only home she's ever known, Retra finds herself drawn deeper into the intoxicating world of Ixion. Come to me, whispers a voice in her head. Who are the Ripers, the mysterious guardians of Ixion? What are the Night Creatures Retra can see in the shadows? And what happens to those who grow too old for Ixion? Retra will find that Ixion has its pleasures - but its secrets are deadly.
Rituals, Reiki, and Self-Care to Heal Burnout, Anxiety, and Stress
Author: Kelsey J. Patel
You have a choice. There is a path out of pain, anxiety, burnout, and the feeling of complete overwhelm. This book is your invitation to choose that path. “Patel shares how to tap into subtle energy shifts through simple yet powerful practices that you can do on yourself.”—Goop When Kelsey Patel was struck by searing back pain in her twenties while working on Capitol Hill, she had no idea that repressed emotions could manifest as debilitating anxiety and physical pain. What healed her was empowering herself to choose how she lived her life. In Burning Bright, her first book, Kelsey shares the self-care techniques that helped get her body, health, and emotions back into alignment: Reiki, emotional freedom technique, meditation, yoga, and more. Now a spiritual coach, Reiki master, and wellness expert, Kelsey has helped thousands struggling with burnout and anxiety. This book is filled with stories, hard-won wisdom, profound empathy, and the secrets to reexamining thoughts and breaking negative patterns. You will learn how to: • practice Reiki on yourself, without a master; • interrupt anxiety cycles with tapping, breathwork, and journaling; • perform simple rituals that can bring you peace in any situation; • ground yourself and get back into your physical body; • release emotional and physical blocks so that your energy can ow freely; • establish a solid foundation of self-worth and self-care. As you use these techniques to align with your priorities, you’ll watch your authentic life unfold—a life of harmony, fulfillment, purpose, and joy. Burnout makes you feel like there is always more, more, more to do, but the truth is, you are enough right now without any more doing. Learn how to feel this truth because it’s time for you to start burning bright.
Release on 2011-12-15 | by Maggie Shayne,Anne Stuart,Judith Arnold
Return of the Light\Star Light, Star Bright\One for Each Night
Author: Maggie Shayne,Anne Stuart,Judith Arnold
There's a reason three women are drawn to Burning Bright, a small candle shop tucked away in snowy Crescent Cove, Vermont… Return of the Light by Maggie Shayne Dori Stewart's six-figure Manhattan job has vanished, and her lover and friends have vanished with it. She's scraping by as a waitress and awaiting the day she can return to New York in triumph. Maybe a ritual on the winter solstice can renew her wavering faith. What she needs is just the right candle…and Jason Farrar, an old boyfriend, by her side. Star Light, Star Bright by Anne Stuart Angela McKenna is back in Crescent Cove after a painful divorce. As if that isn't enough, she discovers that her secret teenage crush is also back in town, hiding from the world. Her Christmas could use brightening up. Maybe if she bought a special candle…maybe if Brody Jackson was with her… One for Each Night by Judith Arnold Alana Ross needs a candle, too, one to fit her late grandmother's antique menorah. Not just any candle will do. For Alana's first Hanukkah open house in Crescent Cove, everything has to be perfect. Maybe that'll make her feel more at home in her new town. It can't hurt. So far she's managed to alienate Jeffrey Barrett, the only man to show any interest in her, by accusing his uncle—in print—of a crime.
2019 Weekly Planner for Dancers and Dance Teachers
Author: Dance Thoughts
Pubpsher: Independently Published
Category: Performing Arts
Use this 2019 fifty two week planner to schedule your classes and rehearsals, set goals for the week, or just keep track of your to-do list. The perfect 6" x 9" size to tuck into your bag so you can stay organized wherever your busy dance life takes you! See your entire week on one page Flexible matte paperback cover Compact 6" x 9" size
Winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award These twelve stories set in Appalachia are brought to life by characters who struggle through their lives, proud and tough, like the land itself. A farmer wonders what is stealing his hens' eggs. A baited trap catches an unexpected thief. A pawnshop owner trades on the stolen goods of local meth addicts, including his own nephew-who is doing more than just stealing from his parents. A woman from a small town marries an outsider. Her love for him battles with her suspicions that he is the source of the fires ravaging the Smoky Mountains. A young boy, the child of meth-addicted parents, sits in the remains of a crashed plane and lovingly tends to a pair of frozen corpses. This brilliant collection of short stories by a New York Times bestselling author and a master of the form, will burn bright in your mind long after you have finished reading. 'Burning Bright finds a narrow sweet spot between Raymond Carver's minimalism and William Faulkner's Gothic.' Washington Post
He leaned close, his mouth by my ear, his breath tickling my neck. "When we're done with the next kiss, you won't even remember your name." I moved back and arched an eyebrow. "Oh really?" "It only gets hotter from here." I swallowed. "And the kiss after that, you'll be begging me, Adara." "For what?" I whispered the question. "For what only I can give you." Endre came close again, and I tried to back away, but found the cave at my back. He crowded me, forcing me into the jagged rock wall. "After this, I don't think we'll be able to stop at just kissing, do you?" "We can't just fall into bed together. That's crazy." "No. Not crazy. It's the magic of fate and fire. I'll play by your rules for now, but keeping me at a distance doesn't change anything. I'm yours and you're mine. Our flames will rise as one someday." ~*~ USA Today and NY Times bestselling author Michelle Fox makes spontaneous human combustion sexy in a steamy, RONE finalist romance! ~*~ Adara Brenton thinks she's an average girl: single and dreaming of romance. Also? In need of a job. As it turns out, horking up fireballs at work is the fast track to unemployment. Yes. Fireballs. See, in her family, spontaneous human combustion is genetic...like red hair, only, you know, fatal, and now it's her turn to burn. Endre Felman has lived deep inside a mountain for centuries, adding to his hoard and looking for his mate. Meeting Adara before she goes up in smoke gives him hope, but convincing her dragons are real, that he's the dragon of her heart, and keeping her alive through what's to come proves to be more difficult than he ever imagined. In the end, they may both burn to ash because no dragon lives forever without love. No cliffhanger. HEA ending. Novella length.
Use this unique prompt book to begin journaling about your dance life! It is full of thought provoking prompts to help you get started. Set goals and make plans to reach them, write down your dreams and aspirations, and record memories of your favorite performances and experiences. The perfect 6" x 9" size to tuck into your bag so you can jot down your goals and dreams wherever your busy dance life takes you! Encourages writing for all ages Flexible matte paperback cover Compact 6" x 9" size