Die Zeit heilt selbst die tiefsten Wunden. Aber ein Jahr ist nicht genug ... Als Josh und Emma erneut aufeinander treffen, merken sie, dass das Herzklopfen noch immer da ist. Der Start ins neue Leben scheint perfekt, doch dann holt ein Fehltritt aus der Vergangenheit die beiden ein und Emmas Leben steht wieder einmal Kopf. Ihr neuer Job sorgt für Ablenkung, bringt aber auch jede Menge Wirbel mit sich. Wohin wird Emmas Weg sie führen?
Can the origins of morality be explained entirely in evolutionary terms? If so, what are the implications for Christian moral theology and ethics? Is the latter redundant, as socio-biologists often assert? Stephen Pope argues that theologians need to engage with evolutionary theory rather than ignoring it. He shows that our growing knowledge of human evolution is compatible with Christian faith and morality, provided that the former is not interpreted reductionistically and the latter is not understood in fundamentalist ways. Christian ethics ought to incorporate evolutionary approaches to human nature to the extent that they provide helpful knowledge of the conditions of human flourishing, both collective and individual. From this perspective, a strong affirmation of human dignity and appreciation for the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity is consistent with a revised account of natural law and the cardinal virtues.
Dominatrix Beltane needs to show her new girlfriend just how much power she can wield in the bedroom, and she needs to do it before Daisy starts to get rest. But at home, Beltane has always simply been Annabel – shy, quiet and a bit socially awkward. How can she dominate her lover without risking the delicate balance of their blossoming relationship? This is a short story of lesbian domination, BDSM and sexual game playing. It includes graphic descriptions of sexual acts between consenting adults.
The ten year class reunion of Rockland High school is being held in December Shelby and Adira can’t wait to attend, but for different reasons. For Shelby it’s a chance to see her high school sweetheart and help him realize what he missed out on. For Adira it’s a chance to show off her lavish lifestyle and make everyone envious of her. Shelby wasn’t as popular as some at Rockland High but she did have some social status there. The females hated her because the boys loved her. Shelby normally got what she wanted and didn’t care who she had to hurt in order to get it. When she first laid eyes on Calix she knew that she had to have him. He was the most popular boy at school and also the most handsome. Shelby had her and Calix’s life planned out, but there was just one problem with her fairytale, her prince charming is with Adira. Timothy loves Shelby but not the way that a man should love his wife. He needed Shelby and she would find out just to what capacity the night of the reunion. Timothy knows that he wasn’t his Shelby’s first choice but hell she wasn’t his either. He was anticipating the reunion just as much as she was he had some things he needed to et off his chest. Adira and her husband, Calix was Rock Land high school’s most popular couple. So, it was only natural that they ended up getting married and having kids together.
Along the way, Adira realized that the most popular couple wasn’t as great as everyone thought. Calix was a serial cheater and the only way to have a little control and order in her household, was to accommodate his needs.
Calix suggested monthly hall passes to help him deal with his issues of infidelity. Completely against the idea, but wanting to hold on to her marriage, Adira agrees.
Although, it was a hard pill to swallow, Adira got over it by redeeming her own hall pass. The date of the next monthly hall pass falls on the night of their tenth year reunion.
Adira fears that her husband, Calix will use his hall pass to sleep with his ex from high school that just happens to be her arch nemesis, Shelby and that a secret she has been hiding for months will be revealed. A night of remembrance, bonding, and happiness creates an aftermath of pain and betrayal as secrets are revealed, and rules are broken. Adira and Calix marital woes becomes prevalent and Shelby and Timothy façade of a marriage slowly begins to unravel.
Siempre he pensado que mis monstruos vienen a visitarme a plena luz del día, nunca de noche. Por eso nunca he tenido miedo a la oscuridad, sólo me dan miedo las cosas reales: ponerse enfermo, las inyecciones, el dolor físico... la muerte. Esos son mis monstruos, no los fantasmas ni los vampiros o cualquier otra criatura que pueda esconderse debajo de tu cama. Bueno, supongo que un asesino en serie también podría atacarte por la noche, pero también por el día con la misma facilidad. Pero estaba equivocada. La oscuridad sólo lo empeora. Las peores pesadillas de Mary Hades se hacen realidad cuando a sus diecisiete años sus padres la internan en un hospital psiquiátrico. ¿Cómo puede mejorar si el lugar en el que tiene que hacerlo le da pavor? Su amistad con los demás pacientes (su extravagante compañera de habitación, Lacey; su protector, Mo; y el chico misterioso de ojos verdes, Johnny) hacen que recupere la esperanza… hasta que se da cuenta de que los pacientes del hospital están muriendo sin explicación alguna. Hay algo siniestro que los acecha en los pasillos y sólo Mary puede detenerlo. Sin embargo, cuanto más cerca está de las respuestas a sus preguntas, más peligrosa se vuelve la situación y Mary descubre que la única forma de salir con vida del hospital es enfrentarse a sus propios miedos.
In this first book in the Step By Step trilogy, global catastrophe occurs as all plastic mysteriously liquefies. All the small components making many technologies possible―Navigation systems, communications, medical equipment―fail. In Sycamore River, citizens find their lives disrupted as everything they've depended on melts around them, with sometimes fatal results. All they can rely upon is themselves. And this is only the beginning . . .