We are all stars. We are all dying. How can we shine a whole lot brighter while we are here? In this collection of heartwarming stories, Sheila Cameron shares inspirational examples of how even small steps have the potential to create ripples of light through the universe. Cameron shares personal experiences about what led her to make conscious and often unconventional choices about parenting, diet, finances, the environment and more -- and about the lasting and cumulative effect of those changes.
Kristina's coven of vampires come over to rescue her with their own blood but as she revives she cannot resist being with her little group of human subjects who provide her with such delicious sex.
Will it be her un-doing?
If you own and operate a small retail business, this guide will give you a proven system for marketing your store, allowing you to compete with online merchants and big-box stores alike. Full of fresh and innovative ideas for promoting small stores, it will show you how to create a great in-store experience and build loyal, long-lasting relationships with customers.
The Destroyer Trilogy brings together three of John Margerison’s WWI naval adventures into one must-have edition for the first time. DESTROYER DOINGS Through a turn of fate, the Stiletto parts company with its flotilla and comes across a German cruiser under the cover and darkness of thick fog that envelopes the sea.
With sheer ingenuity, Harry Knight commands his ship and crew in a highly unconventional manoeuvre … with outstanding outcomes … On another mission to patrol the North Sea, with instructions to stop and examine any passing vessels looking for contraband of war, Stiletto once again manages to beat expectations … Commodore Ellys, aware of Knight’s feisty reputation, is keen on sending Stiletto out to tow the Rapier, a notoriously accident prone ship back home.
An easy enough task had they not come across a steamer that failed to respond to Stiletto’s signals, with no lights on. Amongst other missions, destroying German U-boats, cruising through a seabed thick with mines, Stiletto gracefully comes to the rescue of several vessels that have come under attack. A successful string of missions under the command of Lieutenant Knight and his experienced crew ensure Stiletto is highly commended by the commodore. But its final mission is one that requires the utmost courage… THE HUNGRY HUNDRED The young, but talented Lieutenant James Stanley Murray is tasked with training a class of Royal Navy Reserves, seamen affectionately nicknamed the “Hungry Hundred”. Amongst this motley band are sixteen of the Royal Navy’s finest deserters and scallywags. These rough men answer to no master, but the Lieutenant’s kind hand and strong leadership evoke in them an undying loyalty for their ‘Jimmy’. On their first posting together, the team demonstrate their exceptionalism and their bonds of affection and loyalty to one another are strengthened. Against all odds, the men arrange to follow their commander to his next posting, aboard the Torpedo Boat Destroyer Stilletto, it is on this ship that the sixteen receive their baptism of fire and their bonds of brotherhood are truly tested. HUNTERS OF THE U-BOAT The First World War is raging and, like the land, the seas have been transformed into battlefields. Lurking in the depths is an underwater menace, and wanted or not the war will come to all: A stoic Captain who professes a rooted objection to war, in whatever guise it may take. A rebellious naval reservist, reluctant to take on any more war duties. A hawkish Commodore, seeking his pound of flesh for a failed torpedo attack on his ship. Featuring the likes of Harry Knight and James Carew, these tales of daring and courage sail through duels between vessels, unlikely catches, and aged men-o’-war hoping for one last hurrah. John S. Margerison was born Joseph Margerison in 1887, to a shoemaker in Derby. As a boy of fourteen he ran away to join the Royal Navy, marrying in 1907 and receiving medals for gallantry in 1912.
He was invalided out of the service in 1913 and by the time WWI broke out he was writing prolifically and to critical acclaim. He wrote several enthusiastic stories about life at sea, and during the war, he wrote a series of articles about joining the Navy (‘Come to Sea My Lads’ and ‘Under the Red Ensign’) for boys’ papers during the war.
"Não escolhemos o amor, é ele quem nos escolhe. Mas, e se essa escolha estiver errada? A vida de Lucas já começou com problemas: foi abandonado em um orfanato quando tinha apenas dois anos. Sofreu a dor da rejeição e da solidão até que, em um magnífico natal, quando completava nove anos, Papai Noel lhe trouxe de presente pais maravilhosos: Levi e Heloísa. Ambos o adotaram, casaram-se e tiveram uma menina tão doce que fez Lucas escolher o seu nome: Mel. Uma família perfeita foi construída com bases sólidas. No entanto, depois de anos convivendo em um clima familiar acolhedor, o surgimento de um amor incomum abala o mundo de Lucas. Ele percebe que alguma coisa importante mudou a ponto de não conseguir ver sua irmã mais nova com os mesmos olhos. De menina doce, Mel se torna uma mulher interessante, fato que Lucas não consegue ignorar. Diante das variadas fases deste sentimento, entre elas a negação, a revolta e a culpa, Lucas tenta sobreviver em meio à dor do amor proibido e, o mais importante: tenta jamais prejudicar a sua família por causa dele." Polêmico, forte, sensível, surpreendente.
Palavras distintas para um único sentimento, amor. Uma história bem contada que vai te arrebatar do começo ao fim. (Paula Pilar) Um amor proibido e arrebatador, que me fez pensar em dois possíveis finais, mas claro que Mila me surpreendeu, como sempre. Um romance lindo, emocionante, que me arrancou lágrimas e massacrou meu coração de ansiedade. Sempre recomendo qualquer coisa que Wander escreva. (Josy Stoque)
On the hunt for their mortal enemies, the Bacanis, five attractive aliens - Duocarns warriors - find themselves stranded with their space cruiser near the Canadian city of Calgary. The crew possesses some unusual talents... Their leader, Solutosan, is the first to gradually become aware of the erotic fascination that he holds for humans. The streetworker Aiden manages to snare him for herself. The gay warrior Tervenarius also attracts the attentions of an earthling - David, the estate agent. Although he resists at first, David is not to be put off and things soon escalate. The Duocarns suspect that the Bacanis are also on Earth. Despite the distractions of their amorous adventures, the warriors continue their pursuit. After landing in Vancouver, the Bacanis have rather luck than their foes. Led by their unscrupulous, power-hungry captain Bar, they embark on a secret campaign of robbery and murder amongst the unsuspecting human population.
Bar establishes a drug empire - but never guesses that his nemesis is still closing in on him.