On the seventh night of a Holy Ghost revival a six-year-old boy has just received the Gift. He is autonomous, he is content, and he is speaking in tongues. He’s been told the Gift would lead and guide him into all truth.While instability, confusion, and rage surround his family and home, the boy grows older and must experience unthinkable acts of violence, and the uncertainty of moving from place to place. The troubled boy seeks refuge in books and learning but oceans of questions flood his mind and he is forced to reckon with a world of myriad coexisting, coequal truths.As years pass, he begins to receive “visitations.” Unwilling to seek council regarding these occurrences, deeper questions emerge: Is it possible that there be a solitary, absolute truth? Is that truth so obvious that it is obscured only by its sheer enormity? Author B.B. Jacobson takes you on a remarkable journey into the life of an unassuming boy in this coming-of-age story of how the power of a calling exceeds the affect of circumstance. The Protocols of Ambiguity is a modern day statement that reveals the potency of a planted seed; it defies the mainstream and lays the challenge at the feet of the avant-garde to return to the root.
“… Hawkins … delivers a novel that mixes the streetwise lingo of vintage pimp fiction together with scathing satirical commentary about the spread of global capitalism, the Hurricane Katrina disaster, and the AIDS crisis in West Africa. A classic worthy of the “Sweets” series.” —Dr. Justin Gifford, Professor of English Literature, University of Nevada, Reno
Peter Wright is clinging to a chimney surrounded by dirty water after Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans when he first learns that the man he calls his father is not his real daddy. As his mother relays his shocking biological story, Peter discovers that his father is Sweet Peter Deeder II, a master pimp with a well-known reputation.
Eventually rescued and sworn to secrecy by his mother, Peter grows into a street-smart fourteen-year-old who has an overwhelming desire to get to know his biological father. After his mother quietly arranges a month-long visit with his father, Peter heads to Chicago where he begins unveiling his biological history. As Sweet Peter Deeder II introduces Peter to fine cognac, expensive dinners, and his luxurious condo, Peter is provided a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of a big-time pimp. Now known as Lil’ Sweets, Peter begins a journey through the world of pimping that leads him from Chicago to West Africa to Spain and back again as he explores his options and contemplates his future.
In this multi-layered urban tale, a young African American on a quest for the truth must decide whether to embrace his unusual destiny or return to his old life.
The face and the body with a reflection,
but to life no one is there.
A beating pulse,
a heart of visceral emotions,
warm tears to cry,
a mind of relative thoughts.
As real as an image but unviable to touch,
it must be a human,
it must be a hologram.
Eve Lauren Chilicas invites others to take a cosmic journey into the metaphysics of the mind and soul while she explores the unknown, truths, and phenomena through lyrical verse.
In a style as diverse as her collection, Chilicas brings to life her poetic visions in a broad range of topics that progress through the duality of fact or fiction while uniquely delving into the inner world of thoughts, feelings, and emotions. From a mystic dream to a shooting star and from biblical allegories of our Savior Christ to angels and dark forces to the cosmic universe and spiritual awareness, Chilicas encourages others to cross the dimension into a new world of relative conscience and open their minds to the endless possibilities.
Supernatural shares a collection of poetry that innovatively intertwines personal themes and science fiction elements that offer a means to view the universe in a new way.
Thirteen-year-old Faith Clancy knows there is something mysterious happening at Hollow Hills Middle School, even before she walks through the doors on her first day. But as she begins her eighth grade year, Faith has no idea that something mysterious has been walking the halls of Hollow Hills since the beginning of time.
Faith, whose parents have just divorced, is happy to be rid of the bullies that tormented her at her former school and begin a new chapter in her life. As she eases herself into a routine, Faith is soon recruited into the Hollow Hills Explorers club by her new friends, Dalton, Finn, and Oliver, who tell her their mission is to explore the unknown. One night while on a scientific adventure to observe the blue moon, the explorers unexpectedly encounter an apparition that apparently only Faith has the ability to see. As the group investigates the apparition’s origins, Faith realizes the ghost has taken up residence in her school and dislikes bullies more than she does.
In this young adult mystery, a teenage girl who relies on help from her new adventurous friends and a ghost to take on bullies soon discovers the true meaning of trust, friendship, and believing in herself.
Why would you avenge the murder of someone you hardly know? For a small time criminal like Fight, the answer is simple: principle.
After hearing his father has been knocked off by the city’s biggest crime boss, Fight, joined by several friends, goes on a violent rampage to settle the score. New to the game of high stakes crime, their rookie criminal mistakes start to catch up to them when they accidentally double-cross another crime boss.
Lies and deceit are the only two options Fight has to stay a step ahead of the crime bosses. With nothing to live for in a city shot to hell, he decides to engage in an all-out war, but soon finds he is fighting for a lot more than just principle.
Capable of carrying hundreds of passengers and crew members, the elegant airships have become the preferred method of travel and are the crown jewels in the Airship Ministry. But one of the airships is now a target for greedy pirates.
As darkness descends on the Melbourne, pirates hijack the ill-fated airship. Passengers and crew are thrown into turmoil as they become unwilling pawns in the hijackers’ ransom demands.
The Airship Ministry is desperate to resolve the crisis before any of the hostages are harmed—and before their stock prices plummet further. They decide on a bold plan and send Captain Thomas Lelaray of the airship Artemis to negotiate. Lelaray makes contact with the pirates and with his secret compliment of marine commandos is prepared to retrieve the hostages at all costs. But what appears to be a simple rescue mission quickly becomes a struggle to survive as disaster looms.
From the streets of New York and London, to the burning deserts of Libya. Lelaray tries to tie the clues together, to ensure the safety of the hostages and the success of the mission.
With help from the beautiful marine lieutenant Jess Yamato, Lelaray finds himself torn between love, duty, and survival.
Narrated by a gorilla, this is the life of Bernie Simon.For fifty-five years, his mother made him a veritable Eunuch, to provide her with companionship and care in old age. Upon her death, he makes up for lost time. However, after gaining an ample measure of sexual fulfillment, he opts for true love, but must kill to obtain that love.
Bernie sacrifices his life for the life of another creature, which earns himreincarnation as a dog instead of a lowly mosquite. In his new body, he is known as Felix-a pathetic dachshund. Again, love is in the air, but this time, poor Felix of a broken heart. Bernie’s soul is transferred to yet another body: that of a literate gorilla.
As a gorilla, Bernie becomes a celebrated author. Through his acquaintance with an elderly woman, he realizes that he had true love before— in a past incarnation—prior to becoming Bernie Simon. He becomes hopeful that in a future life, love will find him, surround him, and last a lifetime —or maybe several, whether as a human being or otherwise.
Sometimes, nature, fate, and heredity combine to create experiences beyond imagination. John Carter is an honest and decent man—and so is his alter ego of the same name on another plane of reality. Both are about to be drawn into a world of violence and mystery. The lives of the two John Carters are about to take strange, dangerous, and challenging turns on parallel trajectories.
Both of these honest, caring, and decent men find themselves thrust into life-changing situations beyond their control. Each man encounters a heinous, incomprehensible crime of passion that changes his life, forcing him to enlist outside help to deal with this new reality. What they both will discover disturbs them to the core as they learn, firsthand, the level of violence that man is more than eager to inflict upon another living being. Their challenge is to stay on target and somehow resist the siren call of the many twists, turns, and curveballs the case throws—and how they deal with what they learn becomes almost as important as the discovery itself.
The two Carters must each resist the temptation to take matters into their own hands. The frustration of working within the confines of what the law allows tests their moral control and ability to do the right thing in the face of the ultimate wrongdoing. Both will find comfort and sanity in the support and unexpected humor of those closest to them, and both will learn who their true friends really are.
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 1893, and fifteen-year-old Lucille Rinehart secretly yearns for freedom from a strict society. While attending a private academy for girls, Lucille thinks she knows her inevitable fate—to marry an honourable man. But when curiosity leads her to sneak off with her best friend, Rose, to visit a mysterious gypsy, Lucille begins to wonder if her destiny is not what she thinks.
She returns home a few days later to attend a ball hosted by her parents, only to be snatched off the street by a powerful man who wants to use her as a pawn to satisfy a grudge against her family. But just as she manages to escape, a girl presses a choker into her hand—and it seems the necklace has special powers. As bizarre events begin occurring, Rose acts strangely and Lucille is plagued by visions and a haunting voice. When she finally returns to school, a twist of fate soon has her bonding with three rivals who share the same uncertain future. Now all they have to do is determine who they can trust as a complex mystery begins to unfold.
In this exciting young adult tale, a teenage girl and her unlikely friends embark on a magical journey to solve their destiny where they discover danger, challenges, and most importantly, themselves.