Everyone knows that Heroes slay Dragons. Not everyone knows that Heroes also change diapers.
It's the oldest story in the world; boy meets girl, boy marries girl, they have a family. But what... More > happens when the girl makes more money than the boy, and he stays at home to raise the kids? What happens when pregnancy is rough on her, and he has to go back to work? And what happens when she's a dragon, he's a ranger, and a day at the office involves trolls, elves, magic, and lower back pain?
Linus Weedwhacker (shut it, he's heard 'em all) knows first hand.< Less
Everyone processes grief differently.
Stephanie’s way of processing hers is to kill vampires.
Her family murdered by vampires, Stephanie’s life now consists of nothing but hunting and... More > training and trying to live with the emptiness. Until she’s captured by two vampires she planned to kill, and her mentor dies at their hand.
Olivier and Nathan are old enough to know better, but just as everyone processes their grief differently, even vampires deal with immortality in individual ways. The pair decide to keep Stephanie, drawn in by her passion and her grief. More startlingly, Stephanie finds herself drawn to them in turn, as they take their pleasure in her, body, mind, and soul.
And then they turn her into one of them.
Overwhelmed by guilt and grief, Stephanie returns to her vengeance, but how can you kill what you have discovered and learned to love?< Less
The Hero of the Rift is dead. And he’d like to stay that way. Brass Jack Solomon, retired spy and provocateur, has worked hard to be forgotten, since the alternative is to be very dead and... More > remembered everywhere. But when a young Imperial Psi-Lord decides he should throw a revolution in the name of true love, Jack finds himself shepherding the naïve and enthusiastic youth into hiding, before the Empire of Man can come calling and put an end to the young lord’s plans. However, Lady Destiny and the Empire have plans of their own for Jack. Deep in the grip of a twenty-year war with the Organi and desperate to win, the Empire has set its sights on Lem-Bob, a low-tech backwater of a world, and on the young lord Jack’s trying so hard to hide. Except no plan survives first contact with the enemy, and before he knows it, the Empire gives Jack a choice: fight for the Empire... or die. Now Jack will have to leave his retirement and get back in the Game—even if it means leaving everyone he cares about behind.< Less
Audry Sampson is a forensic psychologist with a gift for solving the hardest puzzles of dark human motivation. But when men are being murdered by complete strangers across the country, she is faced... More > with a puzzle that refuses understanding. The murders seem simple, solved quickly and prosecuted cleanly, with no connection to each other... Except one thing:
The murderers have no idea why they killed their victims.
Only able to murmur, "He won't be able to hurt her now," their confusion pulls Audry into a mystery that refuses solving...
Until a new victim turns up...< Less
To every season there is a purpose.
Every life that touches us, for a moment, for a lifetime, happens for a reason. What we take from those moments is ours to grow from and flourish, or reject and... More > fail to thrive. No matter how much time a person spends in your life, they have something to teach you. Whether you understand the lesson or not, if you let them touch your life, they can alter you forever.
I have had that blessing come to me. Cela was my foster daughter, an indomitable soul, a survivor, and through journals and letters, I was permitted to truly meet her and know her, not just the face that the world sees. That contact changed me forever and took me on a transformative journey through the world and through her soul's evolution. This is her story and mine because she chose to bring me along for the ride.< Less
We all want the best possible education for our children. But sometimes the images of school we hold in our minds limit us from acting fully upon that which, deep down, we already know. We will... More > explore some of these images together, and increase our self-confidence in helping our kids and our family pursue our dreams
Enjoy this latest book from David H. Albert: Father, husband, author, magazine columnist, itinerant storyteller, and speaker on issues of child-directed, family-centered learning.< Less
Sabine Parsons is out for blood. Unable to put herself back out into the Cold and escape the intelligence fraternity, she has lost too much, too fast, and all because of the Lodge of the Midnight... More > Sun. What the Lodge doesn’t know is that they’ve pissed off the one person who might have a chance of stopping them, once and for all, if she’s willing to sacrifice the one thing she has left that is her very own.
With Dream and waking prophecies fulfilling faster than anyone can deal with them, Sabine has to bend all of her skills and preternatural abilities to solve the riddle of the Grail tablets and her father’s final equations. Equations that are the key to both saving the World, and ending it. With her best friend, Ari Doran, at her side, she is now at the forefront of the clandestine war between the intelligence agencies of the world and the Lodge of the Midnight Sun.
And in the end, Sabine’s ultimate sacrifice may not prevail.< Less
Dragons and the undead only exist in fairy tales and video games.
Fifteen year-old Ben Phillips knows this as surely as he knows the sun rises
in the morning and sets at night. And then he gets... More > attacked by zombies on
his way to school. But that’s not the worst thing that’s happened to him
lately. He’s also fallen for the new girl in school, Andi Thomas, who turns
out to be a 758 year-old dragon in a fifteen year-old girl's body. If that
wasn’t enough to make it the worst school year of his life, fate has also
decided Ben should be Andi's Dragon Guard, her bound mate with
superpowers right out of comic books.
And then an ancient evil bent on destroying the world kidnaps Ben's
Ben’s had better years. But evil necromancers and over-protective parents
aside, Ben’s going to do everything he can, with or without the full powers
of Dragon Guard, to do the right thing, not just for Andi, but for the world.
And still get his math homework done on time.< Less
Deschooling Gently will help you whether you are new to homeschooling, or if you are experienced, but are in need of new approaches. Discover the best way to educate your children at home, not... More > through rote process, but by learning how to find the answer within yourself.
This plan will provide confidence to trust your own educational decisions, a clear understanding of your children’s needs and how to meet them, the ability to make calm and wise decisions about your children’s education, a solid footing for starting the homeschool journey, and most importantly – concrete ideas on what to do now to make your transition to homeschooling smooth and painless.< Less
A collection of fables in the literary tradition of Italo Calvino (if he were a Taoist seeker), Lost Cantos of the Ouroboros Caves brings together medicine men, monks, immortals, witches, seekers,... More > souls in various stages of their cycles in and out of lived-life, and the occasional talking animal, all searching for the meaning of it all and each other.
Here, the well, the prairie, the mountains (the Ouroboros mountains, of course), the pond over which a swan swims continuously as she keeps vigil for the newly dead; each fable is a meditation on love, death, growth, pain, identity, self, spirit, and the natural world, as seen from the perspectives of the primal, the celestial, or the spiritual.
Fragile and beautifully strong, the Lost Cantos are tales and mythology for anyone seeking stories for a larger life.< Less