Special Agents Shaw and McGregor handle the routine cases nowadays, which is just the way Shaw likes it. Shes pushing 40, a borderline burnout, the ghastly memories of her last investigation still clinging like shadows. McGregor is younger, more dedicated, hanging onto some measure of idealism whatever the world might throw at him.
If you're already dead, you might as well make the best of it. Someone brutally murdered reporter Elisa Cameron, but back from the grave as the spectral avenger Ghost, Elisa intends to find out who killed her and why... and grab a double dose of .45-caliber retribution. But Ghost's journey to the truth follows a dark, twisted path, and the revelations she unearths may lead not to redemption, but damnation. * Includes a roster of top creative talents, including screenwriter Eric Luke and comics superstar artists Adam Hughes and Terry Dodson. * Collects Ghost Special #1, Ghost #1-12 (first series), and "Sweet Things" from Decade of Dark Horse #2.
Welcome to Thunder Point! Discover the warmth and humor of this fan-favorite series from New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr, in a box set containing the first three stories. A small town on the Oregon coast is home to kind people who are ready to open their arms to newcomers, and their hearts to love. The Wanderer When Thunder Point newcomer Hank Cooper learns he’s been left an old friend’s entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community’s destiny in his hands. With the whole town watching for his next move, Cooper has to choose between his old life and a place full of new possibilities. A place that just might be home. The Newcomer Single dad and Thunder Point’s deputy sheriff “Mac” McCain has worked hard to keep his town safe and his daughter happy. Now he’s found his own happiness with Gina James. But when Mac’s long-lost ex-wife shows up in town, drama takes on a whole new meaning. Mac and Gina know they’re meant to be together, but can their newfound love withstand the pressure? The Hero In a moment of desperation, Devon McAllister takes her daughter and escapes to Thunder Point, a place she hopes to be invisible, a place she’s pretty certain can’t be worse than what they’ve left behind. But as the widowed father of a vulnerable young boy, Spencer Lawson knows something about needing friendship…and is just the kind of man who could heal Devon’s wounded heart.
Don’t miss these irresistible reads from the beloved Pushing the Limits series by critically acclaimed author Katie McGarry, perfect for fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stephanie Perkins, and Erin Watt! PUSHING THE LIMITS No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with “freaky” scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth. But when bad boy Noah Hutchins explodes into her life, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. CROSSING THE LINE Lila McCormick first met Lincoln Turner when tragedy struck both their lives. But she never expected their surprise encounter would lead to two years of exchanging letters—or that she’d fall for the boy she’s only seen once. DARE YOU TO If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk’s home life, they’d send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. But when Beth finds herself starting over at a school, she can’t help but confide in the one person who shouldn’t understand her, but inexplicably does—the town’s golden boy, Ryan Stone. CRASH INTO YOU Rachel Young is the girl with straight A’s and the perfect life…or at least that’s what everyone expects her to be. No one knows about the two secrets she’s keeping—racing her Mustang GT down dark country roads, and her relationship with Isaiah Walker, the street-racing kid with tattoos her family would never approve of. Titles originally published in 2012 and 2013.
New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne brings her trademark warmth and tenderness to these thrilling romantic stories in The Searcher series Hiding in Park City As an on-the-run single mother out to protect her daughters, Lisa Connors needs two things: money, and to keep her identity secret. But the possibility of the former threatens the latter: as the caretaker of the hunk-next-door with two broken legs, her ability to keep her distance is shaky. When she finds out said hunk’s profession—FBI agent—it’s downright demolished.... Gage McKinnon spent most of his life trying to keep away from all things familial, so the last thing he needs is to have two adorable little girls take root next door. But it’s their mother who poses his greatest threat. For with Lisa he feels that door in his heart—the one that slammed shut twenty-five years ago—start to open, just a crack. Originally published in 2003 as Nothing to Hide Lost in Cottonwood Canyon Crime expert Wyatt McKinnon built his career by turning high-profile cases into bestsellers. His most recent project—investigating the murders that landed a detective on death row—reunites him with Taylor Bradshaw, the inmate’s fiercely protective sister. Wyatt plans to help her exonerate her convicted sibling. Wyatt insists his attraction to the captivating redhead won’t distract him, but he does concede that the recent attempts on Ms. Bradshaw’s life have caused unexpected emotional complications. Originally published in 2004 as Nothing to Lose Home in Cottonwood Canyon For all their obvious differences, medical resident Kate Spencer and recently freed—though-wrongly-imprisoned—Hunter Bradshaw have one big thing in common: both of them have holes in their past they were sure could never be filled. So when Kate, née Charlotte McKinnon, announces her plan to take a road trip to find clues to her real identity, ex-cop Hunter offers to go along for the ride. Only for protection, of course. But there’s where their trip took an unexpected turn. For Kate, who’d loved Hunter from afar for years, found no answers, only more questions. And Hunter, with Kate by his side, saw that even though yesterday might be murky, today was dawning clear and bright. Originally published in 2005 as Never Too Late FREE BONUS STORY! How to Train a Cowboy A cowgirl desperate to prove herself takes a Marine under her wing in this heartwarming story by USA TODAY bestselling author Caro Carson Though Marine Benjamin Graham doesn’t know the first thing about ranching, his new job is the lifeline he desperately needs. Without the help of feisty cowgirl Emily Davis, though, he’s lost—in more ways than one. Even if the world is Emily’s oyster, all she’s ever wanted is the family ranch. And Graham is taking her dreams of running the ranch more seriously than anyone else. As they grow closer during hot days—and nights—working the range, Emily starts to think that maybe the ranch is only a piece of her dream… Originally published in 2016
One must volunteer, or Hell will choose for itself. The two most recent Hell Priests are missing Kirsty Cotton and Elliott Spencer have abdicated their thrones, and there is someone new in their place.
There are beings who amplify the fear and self doubt inside you, controlling your every move. Resist, and they will turn those you trust against you, raising the dead when needed to finish the job. To survive, you must conquer your fear, seek out others like you, and fight. At the birth of the Vietnam War, Chinny leads an elite unit sent to save a village from annihilation. Kapaow, a villager, knows the beings are behind the threat. As danger mounts, and the team becomes increasingly erratic, can Kapaow reveal the beings’ existence before it’s too late? Inspired by the true story of Montagnard villagers, together with American and Australian Special Forces who faced genocide, an undying enemy, and a world that ignored their cries for help.
Welcome To a World of Unbridled Psychological Horror KING OF PAIN - The Descent is Book 1 of the series, 'A Journey to Hell & Back Through the Mind's Eye.' It is the haunting story of a nameless, faceless character caught in the grip of nihilism and horrific self-destruction. You are invited into the character's twisted and tormented mind, where you'll experience evil, madness and atrocities unspeakable. Always in the company of his Russian Blue cat 'Uncle Joey,' he travels through the dregs of humanity and finds solace in all that is filthy and deplorable; the junkie ecosystem, a throng of parasitical people feeding off of each other in Building #1, the abode of a certain old man named Ralphy, known by all as The Cockroach Prince. As the maze of characters gets more dangerous and some seek to destroy him, there are players behind the scenes that believe he can overcome, including his eccentric mother Marina, an unknown yet benevolent ghost, Father Corbin, an unconventional priest with unique spiritual abilities and insight, and Slade, the Indian Warrior who tries to introduce him to the purging ceremonies of his people. The character's only human support comes from friends like Jim, a half-white, half-Cherokee freight train of violence and frantic drug consumption; Martin, the chronically-addicted former mob boss and city overlord, and Jonathon, a newly-orphaned youth who admires the main character and has himself given up on life. But time is running out. As the character’s self destruction breeds more intense psychological suffering, the visions turn darker and more sinister; demonic apparitions begin to appear in his Mind's Eye and even in his tangible reality. . He is thus catapulted into the very center of his existence where he comes face to face with the ultimate archenemy.. Encounter angels and demons, experience the end of the world and enter the character's soul, where he comes face-to-face with CEO, his personal and self-devised Satan. Will he make it out of this nightmarish world of insanity? Or will his enemies triumph and drag his soul to hell? Sometimes Reality, Is The Hardest Thing to Face From the Author: KING OF PAIN: What would it be like to travel into a world of death, insanity, depravity and violence INSIDE the human soul? Plagued by endless painful emotions, confusion, hatred and rage, a mind can, in essence, create an inner world of death more terrifying and vile than any movie or news report. That internal film is always playing; unfettered by human laws or reasons to restrain, this 'soul footage' can roll horrific scenes of unrestrained mass murder and human debasement. Who is the wiser if he pillages and murders inside of his own mind? Who can imprison him for perpetrating these despicable yet abstract deeds? What of this inner world... this inner hell where everything and anything can come to pass? Is it all in the imagination, or are there (real) malevolent forces behind the curtain? And so I was intrigued by "The Mind's Eye," the lens that goes above and beyond three-dimensional reality; a razor-sharp, ocular blade that severs all that is illusory. But what happens when, upon closer scrutiny, we discover that illusion is, perhaps, more real than what the naked eye can see. Yet the horrors that appear before the Mind's Eye are a mere reflection of the destructive choices that the character makes. So what if we took this character and placed him in a hopeless path of self - destruction, a path so irrevocable and vile that it actually fueled the mental machinations? And this inner hell that he creates is the only outlet that he has for the suffering and psychological pain that assaults him day and night, a direct result of the insanely-destructive choices that he makes, knowing that his demise looms, but pressing on nonetheless, and with glee and defiance. What can he do to find relief but to reach out and soothe the misery with liquids, powders, pebbles and any other compounds he can find? But that is not enough; the more he partakes, the more he craves, and the more he craves, the more his life falls apart, and the more he loses control, the more he is consumed with hate and rage. As his emotions collapse and humanity disappears, the character is assaulted by horrifying visions, dreams and spiritual apparitions. And this blood-paved road leads to the very place that he always shunned; yes, this road leads to the center of himself. There, for the first time, he finds himself standing face-to-face with his loving enemy and indefatigable tormentor. And so, towards the end of this volume, our nameless character says: "I crown myself KING OF PAIN, walking down my self-made Calvary with the world's crosses on my back, on the pathway to becoming my own self-righteous martyr." This statement was somewhat of a shock to me when it came because it showed that, somewhere inside his corrupted mind, there is an awareness that shows him flashes of truth and clarity. But will that be enough to uproot and destroy an evil so deeply rooted? While a betting man would put his money on violent death and eternal perdition for our character, the force of free-will, coupled with love rediscovered, could very well equal or even surpass the power of E=Mc2, could it not? Together, we shall discover his fate.
On July 7, 2004, I excitedly patted the tiny plastic bag of dirt I'd asked my husband to get for me before he walked out of the prison as a free man. I wanted a tangible reminder of where we'd been. I knew God had spoken to me. On July 7, 2004, I was escorted into my private fiery furnace. The heat's intensity incinerated my hopes, dreams, and faith. I thought I heard God correctly. Walk with me as I share the journey through the raging inferno of hell on my way to heaven.
In this chilling adventure, Vampire Hunter D has been dispatched to vanquish the ancient vampiric Noble Count Braujou, guardian of an ancient buried treasure. But when a mysterious object crashes into the earth, destroying half of the northern Frontier, D faces an even more terrifying opponent-the renegade vampire Valcua, the Ultimate Noble! Having been exiled to outer space, Valcua took his entire kingdom of strange and deadly creatures with him, and swore that when the time was right they would return to have their revenge. Unfortunately for D, that time is now . . .
This is the first volume of the long-awaited translation of one of AugustineÂ’s classics and a great work in Christian literature. Newly translated by Maria Boulding, O.S.B., whose masterful translation of AugustineÂ’s Confessions in the same series has been praised as being Â“of a different level of excellence from practically anything else in the marketÂ” (Bishop Rowan Williams, Monmouth, England). As the psalms are a microcosm of the Old Testament, so the Expositions of the Psalms can be seen as a microcosm of Augustinian thought. They recapitulate and focus the experiences of AugustineÂ’s personal life, his theological reflections, and his pastoral concerns as Bishop of Hippo. Â“This first volume of the Exposition of the Psalms in Sister Maria Boulding's fine translation fills a long existing vacuum among the translated works of Augustine available to contemporary readers. Her clear and attractive translation presents Augustine's expression of his own spirituality, which necessarily entails his most valuable theological insights. The comprehensive and scholarly 51-page introduction by Michael Fiedrowicz offers a key to the Psalms' various depths of meaning and shows how they are a microcosm of Augustinian thought.Â” Mary T. Clark, RSCJ Author of: Augustine in the Â“Outstanding Christian Thinkers SeriesÂ”