As a child, Grey learned the ways of healing and the mysteries of spirits. She also learned how to make and keep good friends. As she nears adulthood, she believes the world has nothing more to teach her. When she comes of age, she and all the other children of her family are sent on a journey, but Grey quickly learns there is more to life than she thought she knew.
Grey’s problems begin when she realizes she left her maps and equipment behind. Her nights are soon filled with danger and fear. In order to survive, she must learn quickly. She finds a way to build a shelter to keep her warm during the night. She also finds protection from animals who may mean her harm.
One of the animals she meets is Wolf, who she befriends. Along her way, she meets many animals, spirits, and people who teach her things and help her grow. In secret, Gray has another protector named Red. Red is to follow and protect young Grey, but they are never to meet—until this unexpected journey brings them face-to-face. Gray was wrong; she has a lot to learn, and if she lives through her journey, she will be stronger for it.
Eleven-year-old Renee Jenkins is a vivacious, bright girl who is unfortunately a member of the notorious, dysfunctional Jenkins clan living in a Miami neighborhood where it is not unusual to hold a nine-millimeter Glock pistol while answering the door and where little girls like Renee shop for heroin for their mothers. As she maneuvers her way through the asphalt jungle of Miami’s dangerous Overtown section, Renee bravely attempts to find happiness amid a world consumed with death, despair, drugs, and pain.
Renee’s days are kept busy caring for her younger brother, Sean, and attempting to protect him from the chaos that surrounds the streets. As her mother, Moncell, her uncle, Money, and her grandfather, Shipyard, lay the groundwork for what seems to be a destiny filled with killers, gangsters, and drug addicts, little Renee dreams of becoming a doctor. But what she does not know is that a storm is coming to Overtown that will cause her to commit an unthinkable act with consequences and the power to change everything.
Miami Contingent is a compelling urban tale that provides a glimpse into a gritty trek through the streets of Miami’s forbidden neighborhoods as a girl grows into a woman and does everything she can just to survive.
In a world run by tyrant kings, times are dark indeed.
For hundreds of years, the people of these lands have held to a small glimmer of hope, clinging to a legend that has spanned generations, a legend that is now being manipulated into a plot of intrigue, deception, and murder. But even within the bleak present, the people have found a way to find hope within its promise of deliverance.
But for those in power, it promises something far more seductive and valuable: power. King Samuel of Wellington believes he is the one destined to wield that power, and like too many before him, he will stop at nothing to get what he knows fate has in store. He gathers his allies to crush the first of his victims, the royal family of Whispering Wind. In a brutal surprise attack, his forces burn the village to the ground and slaughter every living thing within. It is only by coincidence that the king’s daughter Sabine and her brother Westin survive. In their passionate quest for justice, she learns a horrifying truth:
She was the intended target of the royal massacre.
Now, plagued with guilt that her family was killed in her place, survival and revenge are the only things that matter to the young princess now. What they did not expect to discover along the way was the truth of the legend—and the secrets that surround Sabine and Westin, the new king of Whispering Wind.
College professor and archaeologist Peter Harrigan and his dog Chance are enjoying an early morning hike in the western desert of the United States. As they begin to turn toward home, Harrigan encounters what, at first, seems to be a child alone in the wilderness being attacked by a coyote.
This encounter ignites a chain of events that threatens the very existence of human life, and it involves the highest levels of power in Washington, D.C., and its allies, including their militaries, space agencies, and intelligence communities. In resolving this ever-expanding threat to civilization, Harrigan relies on many people in positions of absolute power and authority—from the President of the United States, to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to the Secretary-General of the United Nations—to ensure the only possible solution can be successfully carried out, particularly when added threats suddenly present themselves.
But first, he must convince them of the truth of what he encountered when taking that quiet hike in the desert. Perhaps the most challenging aspect of it all will be maintaining the utmost levels of security necessary to prevent uncontrollable worldwide panic from erupting.
Jirboa, Pleen, and Khadaran each support great civilizations, with rich histories and varying strengths. But the Jipadara sun is about to go nova, threatening all life forms with extinction if they remain.
The leaders of all three planets follow a cosmic and spiritually designed destiny that brings them into contact with each other. They are guided by a force that exists in a nether world, part of the indestructible matter from the creator but derived from their ancestors after their physical death. Although mostly invisible, this force, called Zen, occasionally intervenes among the people. As catastrophe approaches, it encourages them to escape.
Although the leaders strive to maintain their independence, it is only a matter of time before they realize the truth. Building on their knowledge, history, and strength, they and their scientists must work together in order to avoid the death of their civilizations.
In a world overrun by demons, the few humans that remain alive face an impossible fight. In the midst of this battle, Father Helder Pont, a young priest finds his way to safety in a church on the East Coast of the United States with two other men of the cloth, Markus Rossi and Gideon McElroy.
Although their situation is desperate, Helder has a plan. He has a medallion with half of an ancient prayer that will eliminate the demonic threat. The other half, unfortunately, is in Rome. Somehow they must make their way across the world to the Vatican. As the men prepare to leave, they encounter a young woman fleeing the demons—and to Helder, at least, she is no stranger. Sita Taylor is the love of his youth, lost when his father sent him to seminary. And now she joins them on their quest to reach Rome—a love that both strengthens him and pulls him in many directions.
Along the way, the group faces danger from both pirates and demon hordes. Only time will tell whether they’ll reach the Vatican alive—or whether the answers they seek will be there if they do.
Most of us long to share our lives with a special someone. Twenty-five-year-old Violet Swift is no different. She lives a fulfilling life for God and runs the family business with her mother. But while she is mostly content, Violet yearns to meet the man God wants her to spend the rest of her life with. Actor Chris Davidson is just looking for a little peace and quiet when he meets Violet. Could they be God’s match for each other?
In Coming Home, author Marjorie A. Harrison tells the story of a couple who learn the real meaning of true and sacrificial love. On the surface, Violet and Chris may seem not to have a lot in common. And their potential relationship doesn’t come easily. When God places Chris in her path, Violet must choose to follow God’s leading or be influenced by others and her own prideful heart. As for Chris, his world is turned upside down when he meets Violet. Will he listen to the still quiet voice of God, or will he let his sinful nature blind him to what God has planned for his future.
Coming Home is a tale of trial and uncertainty, but it is also one of love, hope, and most important, faith. Trust that God will let you know who the right person is for you. You just have to listen and have faith.
For more than two hundred years, the Tsar’s private and elite soldiers have been the core of order and stability in civilized Russia. The Imperial Life Guards were formed in 1690, and their reputation is legendary.
In southern Ukraine in the 1850s, however, the historic canvas of decay and poisonous alliances are weakening traditional monarchies and governments. Political unrest abounds, and medieval processes are giving way to contemporary acts of insurrection, greed and disloyalty.
Growing up in a small village, young Samuel Orloff is obsessed with learning everything he can about his father’s secret past, the Imperial Life Guards, and their mission. Amid a sea of chaotic change, Samuel’s father rescues Charles Kovnik, an injured Imperial Life Guard, from a creek near their home and nurses him back to life. Now mentored by Charles and bound by inseparable events beyond his control, Samuel discovers life paths are not always chosen as revelations about his family’s history become just as important as the realization for his future.
The Tsar’s Guard is the compelling story of a boy’s coming-of-age journey in mid-nineteenth-century Russia as he attempts to fulfill his dream of becoming one of the Tsar’s trusted Imperial Life Guards.