Big business has come to the sleepy town of Fradley in the form of a partnership attempting to turn a disused local wartime RAF station into a major international airport. Retired schoolmaster Hartley Lowe is leading the mounting local opposition, and he soon discovers that the site was built on an ancient Druidic stone circle complete with its dark rituals and human sacrifices. He foretells all sorts of misfortune, but as the ancient druids claim back their land, the level that the terror reaches is beyond even his expectations.
**HONORABLE MENTION IN THE 2014 HOLLYWOOD BOOK FESTIVAL** From IndieReader.com review: "CRYO-MAN is an interesting look at a future where robots and humans battle for survival in the aftermath of a great war. Niko’s adventures through this wasteland to recover his lost memories set the stage for an unusual look at life after an apocalypse. The world of CRYO-MAN is rich with detail and ripe for a series." Nikolas Edwards has a lone memory: he follows his young son around their house, playing and laughing, as any normal father would with his boy. But Nikolas is very sick and the memory ends with his death, though not before he has his son make a very important phone call... When Nikolas awakens next, he is no longer the man he used to be and no longer lives in the world he once knew.
He has changed dramatically, more than he imagined a human possiby could. Cryonics has given him a second chance at life, but it has taken away nearly every memory he once knew, leaving only the final moment before his human death. But the thought of his son remains, tethering him to a past he desperately wants to remember. Though the world is no longer controlled by humans, he sets off to learn about his family by any means necessary, even though what he's become makes him an enemy to all. OTHER WORKS BY THE AUTHOR CRYO-MAN SERIES BOOK ONE - CRYO-MAN BOOK TWO - ROBOTROPOLIS BOOK THREE - DEARBORN BOOK FOUR - BEYOND RIVER CITY (final book in series) LIFE, INC. COMET CLEMENT SERIES KEEPER OF THE WATER SERIES FLEA'S FIVE CHRISTMASES
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. This is especially true if you have recently eaten onions. Bo Samson has a secret. He's a closet masochist. Okay, maybe not, but he is worried about his unique ability to continually piss off the most beautiful woman in the world over and over again, thus guaranteeing her perpetual hatred of him and eliminating any chance he may otherwise have at making her his own. To compound his misery, he is cursed with the knowledge of knowing exactly what he is missing due to one unbelievable and secret summer they had shared following graduation from high school. Spencer Clementine has a secret. The most stable and predictable relationship in her life is the torturous one with Bo Samson. For fifteen years he has made her life miserable. Except for the “Summer of Which They Did Not Speak.” All she wants out of life is to be loved.
When she says it out loud, it sounds even more pathetic than it does in her head.
She surfs, she hangs out with her friends, she's a fitness coach. These are things she does, but they aren't who she is. As the years and failed relationships slip by, she begins to wonder if being herself is even worth it. That all changed when she makes a fateful call to the one man who has been a constant in her life. Bo shows up without question, setting off a chain of events revealing an undeniable truth: they're at their best when they're together. PG16 for language, emotional baggage, self-doubt, light heat, and intense thematic elements
Holly Dorren can't breathe. Think. Feel. Her cousin is dead. Nothing will bring him back. And nothing will ever make her whole again. In the days following Larry's funeral, Holly begins to reflect on the childhood they shared. She looks for answers in both the past and the present, convinced that understanding his fascination with death might somehow allow her to cope with his absence. She doesn't want to disappear, but already she's fading away from the life she's led. Holly knew her cousin better than anyone, she was his best friend, and yet there is still a great deal she cannot accept in their relationship. In him. In herself.
She doesn't know how to move on without him, but refusing to accept his death carries it's own devastating price.
An attractive, accessible introduction to systematic theology for college students. Rooted in classical theology with strong sensitivities to ecumenical, liberation, and feminist concerns, the book creates exciting and pertinent presentations of major topics, illumines options, and nudges students to formulate a personal stance.
Market forces have profoundly affected the contemporary research university's fundamental tasks of creating and disseminating knowledge. They arguably have provided American universities access to greater wealth, better students, and stronger links with the economy. Yet they also have exaggerated inequalities, diminished the university's control over its own activities, and weakened the university's mission of serving the public. Incorporating twenty years of research and new data covering 99 research universities, Knowledge and Money explains this paradox by assessing how market forces have affected universities in four key spheres of activity: finance, undergraduate education, primary research, and participation in regional and national economic development. The book begins by chronicling how universities have enlarged revenues by optimizing tuitions, and how they have managed these funds.
It reveals why competition for the best students through selective undergraduate admissions has led to increased student consumerism and weakened university control over learning. The book also explains why research has become an increasingly autonomous activity within the university, expanding faster than class instruction or faculty resources. Finally, it shows how the linkage of research to economic development has engendered closer ties with industry and encouraged the commercialization of knowledge.
Brad Thorensen left the small town in Texas he grew up in fourteen years ago, leaving behind the only girl he’s ever loved. Now he’s a rock-star cardiologist in the heart of LA with everything a man could ever want. Small town girl Sarah Thorensen could never forget him.
She always knew she married the wrong brother, but she built a simple life for her and her daughter, despite her broken heart. When tragedy forces Sarah to reveal her deepest secret. Can she learn to trust again? Is Brad willing to forgive? Do they have the heart to fight for true love?