Dr. Christine Eastman is a rising star in analytical chemistry who has always wondered what it would be like to have a child growing inside of her. Abandoned by her husband, Eastman takes a job as head of analytics for an archaeological company and heads to Antarctica, where scientists have discovered the body of a man preserved in ice for at least five thousand years. It is not long before an intrigued Eastman begins secretly speculating whether the frozen man’s sperm could become a viable component in her mission to become pregnant.
After overcoming ethical hurdles, Eastman relies on chemical skills to extract the man’s sperm and impregnate herself. Nine months later, she gives birth to an ancient man’s baby boy, suddenly transforming both her and Jemmy into reluctant scientific celebrities. Eventually an unhappy Eastman secretly travels to Rio de Janeiro with Jemmy to begin an anonymous life. Years later when she finally returns to America with Jemmy so he can attend college, he learns the truth about himself—and his inherited abilities. Unfortunately, Eastman has no idea that the decision she made long ago is about to lead to lethal consequences.
In this science fiction tale, a chemist who ingeniously utilizes modern science to help her achieve a lofty goal unwittingly unlocks secrets from the past with the power to change everything.
Dark times threaten humanity
when an ancient magical artifact is unknowingly found by a malevolent sorcerer who is hell-bent on razing both the realms of the Guardians and that of the Humans. He plans to summon forth the first messenger of the Apocalypse—the White Horseman.
In this world of sorcerers—both good and bad—there lay a prophecy of one human child, who could save both of their worlds from destruction. In a chain of events that will pull him through the veil that shields the dimensions from each other he will lead a motley band of warriors to the one being that can help them understand the puppet-masters that are raging their unseen war.
With the Immortals looking down, they guide him towards his goal—to destroy the mad sorcerer before the White Horseman can be summoned. For if the Horseman returned the time of humanity would be gone forever…
Even though Rita knows that life has its ups and downs, she still wishes she could change her circumstances. So far, Fate has left her to live with her grandparents full-time with occasional visits from her mother, Coral, that are never quite enough to quell Rita’s sadness. Rita just wants some semblance of a normal existence, but when her grandmother passes suddenly, she has no idea just how drastically her life is about to change.
Now stuck in the care of her once beautiful mother, who has declined into a walking disaster, Rita attempts to sort through her grief and dysfunctional situation, with the help of prayer. In the meantime, Coral moves them from place to place, as she searches for a man she hopes can save them all. When her mother becomes pregnant, Rita mistakenly thinks her prayers have been answered once her baby brother, Toby, arrives in the world. A series of bad choices then causes her family to become homeless and lead a nomadic existence that eventually lands them in Nevada, where Rita is happy that her life seems like it might finally begin to settle down—until the unexpected happens.
A Circumstantial Chance is the poignant story of a young girl who must rise above seemingly insurmountable obstacles and find comfort and hope in God’s love and grace
Coy Bronson is a talented man who left the mountains of North Carolina to follow his dream to California. Despite many obstacles, Coy leans on his mother’s encouragement and develops a successful career as an actor, director, producer, and writer—a career that takes him from Hollywood to New York and Europe during World War II.
Known for working with some of the best actors of his time—Charlton Heston, Rock Hudson, Liz Taylor, and Ethel Waters—Coy is shocked when he receives news that his friend, James Dean, has been killed in a car accident. While attending his funeral, Coy sees a beautiful guest who he knows does not belong there. She is Norma Jeane and Coy has no idea that very soon, she will be accused of stealing scripts from Liz Taylor. As Coy becomes immersed in the investigation, he partners with Hudson to either force Norma to confess or uncover the real perpetrator. But when their search leads to murder, Coy is led down a path of personal memories where he relives his journey to achieve his dream.
In this compelling novel, a Hollywood director reveals a glimpse into a special relationship with his Mama and his experiences with movie icons as they face a tragedy together.
As a cabin awaits its form and purpose, an elk seeks comfort in the tall grass, and a man ventures into the woods with his ax. His goal is to find logs that will help him build the walls, floor, and roof of his new home. At the end of the day, he returns to his wagon, his family, and his dreams. As he labors day after day, finally the cabin becomes a reality. He and his family have completed their journey toward a new life—and home.
With his dream now fulfilled, Anviel welcomes his wife, Lakina, and their children, Svend and Astrid, to the cabin to laugh, cry, sing, dance, pray, and give thanks for the bounty given to them. As the family ekes out an existence in the serene valley they share with an owl—whose voice haunts Anviel—despair and tribulation eventually visit. Still, the family endures year after year. The children come of age and Anviel works hard to make ends meet—until the owl calls his wife’s name, leaving Anviel left wondering when his own time will come.
In this poignant tale, an immigrant family embarks on a journey toward a new beginning where a lonely cabin beckons hope for the future and renews their spirit as life comes full circle.
It is 384 BC, and Ashnar, prince of Byblos, does not aspire to rule his father’s kingdom.
A dreamer and a thinker, he has his own views on politics and governing. His quest for absolute values and—above all—for the utmost truth are about to lead him on a secret adventure. Although he is determined to follow a path to empowerment, Prince Ashnar has no idea of what awaits him as his ship leaves the shore of Byblos.
First stopping at the island of Cyprus on the way to Athens and Olympia, Ashnar cannot contain his inquisitive nature; he must satisfy his obsessive thirst for the truth. This difficult journey offers Ashnar the most important encounters imaginable—opportunities to meet and learn from great philosophers as he enlists in Plato’s academy. There, he learns of the existence of the Temple of the Truth somewhere east of Babel.
Back in his homeland, Ashnar meets Maysa, a beautiful and intelligent woman who immediately captures his heart and becomes the love of his life. But now he must decide whether to leave Maysa behind or stay with her and set aside his quest to reach the city of truth.
Ashnar is a tale of enlightenment, suspense, and history as a prince on a journey to find the ultimate truth, he discovers love, adventure, and the answers he never expected.
It is 3088 in a world divided into four leagues of dragons, the evilest being Zealian who hungers to rule them all. Now a Drakon Master of the peaceful Aurian League has vanished. No one knows who kidnapped Aldaina Numara, who has the inherited power to control dragon’s Air-breath. As the rumble of war spreads on the planet of Marquee Viridian, the Dragon Breaths Corporation declares itself as reigning governor of all leagues in an effort to bind the powers of fire, water, air, and ice.
In an attempt to find his older sister, Aldaina, seventeen-year-old Aurian Drakon Master, Jett Trace, embarks on a journey to the far reaches of the north, where she has supposedly ventured to help the league form an alliance with the ice-breathing Crystallians. With cryptic clues to guide him, Jett begins to piece together a complex puzzle that includes missing airships, a foreboding feeling, and rumors of a secret operation. As the Zealian League continues on a destructive path toward a tyrannical reign, Jett soon realizes that the Neptunian’s Water-breath may be the only thing that can change the game plan in an epic battle for supremacy.
Colorful, uncensored, and captivating, Street Certified brings readers into the fast-paced, dangerous lives of the confident, proud hustler, General, and his young, beautiful girlfriend, De-De. At nineteen, he is at the peak of his power, bold, cocksure, and unstoppable. De-De is the most popular girl in her freshman class, and at only fifteen, she has the beauty and power to write her own ticket. He makes good money and treats De-De like a young queen of the ghetto. But her bright outlook is about to come to a crashing and violent halt—and only her General can make it right. After she is brutally raped, an enraged General launches a raw war of violence, vengeance, and nonstop mayhem on the people responsible for hurting his lady.
There’s a war going on out in those Windy City streets, and General is in charge. Although his son doesn’t share the same nihilistic viewpoint as his feared and famous father, he’ll learn that being street certified isn’t something you choose—it chooses you.
In 1968, John Gooding feels he has wasted two years of his life fighting in Vietnam. He misses his wife Ann and is desperate to go home. He gets his wish due to unfortunate circumstances that leave him a wounded hero. He returns home to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to complete his law degree.
John hopes to go into environmental law, suing companies for damages due to pollution. His relationship with Ann sours as she presses him to work for a prestigious firm in the process of defending a chemical company. John has no clue Ann is cheating on him with one of the firm’s senior partners.
Following a divorce, John continues to defend people hurt by big business pollution. A fish tainted with mercury poisons one of his clients, Billy. The nearby coal mine is to blame—the same mine owned by Ann’s new husband. Soon, murder is the name of the game, and John must fight to protect his friends and his new love, Jane, from powerful corporations hell bent on keeping him quiet.
Jessi and Sarah become embroiled in the drama, which is only amplified by Mother Nature, who steps in to create havoc, leading the friends through a dangerous maze of suspense, deception, and a touch of romance.