Tifanni Devereax, a young, naive African American girl from middle-class Philadelphia, runs away from home to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a model. Raised on the streets by three transsexuals, Tifanni grows from an innocent girl into a cold, calculating, and manipulative woman. Years later, having achieved fame and fortune, she returns to Philadelphia. When she learns that her deceased husband has left her a diamond importing business, she's overjoyed. But there is one stipulation: before Tiffani can inherit the business, she must make amends with the three transsexuals who helped raise her. Tiffani has no idea where her friends are, but greed compels her to find them. Immersing herself in the corruption of her previous life, Tifanni reacquaints herself with the habits of her former companions. When she is propositioned by an anonymous man for sexual services, the past suddenly comes back to haunt her. Too soon she returns to those years of depravity and debauchery, and she realizes just how much she's taken her life for granted. A fable of greed, Daddy's Shrewdest Little Girl is a stunning tale of manipulation, treachery, forgiveness, and the dynamics of loyalty, intimately revealing the dark side of the human experience.
CHAPTER I The Occurrence of the Impossible CHAPTER II Steel Becomes Interested CHAPTER III Seaton Solves the Problem of Power CHAPTER IV Steel Liberates Energy—Unexpectedly MYSTERIOUS EXPLOSION! CHAPTER V Direct Action CHAPTER VI The Object-Compass at Work CHAPTER VII The Trial Voyage CHAPTER VIII Indirect Action CHAPTER IX Lost In Space CHAPTER X The Rescue CHAPTER XI Through Space Into the Carboniferous CHAPTER XII The Mastery of Mind Over Matter CHAPTER XIII Nalboon of Mardonale CHAPTER XIV. Nalboon Unmasked CHAPTER XV. The Escape from Mardonale CHAPTER XVI. An Osnomian Marriage CHAPTER XVII. Bird, Beast, or Fish? CHAPTER XVIII The Invasion CHAPTER XIX The Return to Earth
The Space Opera Megapack collects 20 classic and modern stories, ranging from galaxy-spanning epics by E.E. "Doc" Smith and John W. Campbell, Jr. to modern interpretations by Jay Lake, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Tim Sullivan, and more! Included are: BREATH'S DUTY, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller SPAWN OF JUPITER, by E. C. Tubb KILLER ADVICE, by Kristine Kathryn Rusch THE WORLD WITH A THOUSAND MOONS by Edmond Hamilton THE SKYLARK OF SPACE, by E.E. “Doc” Smith DEADLINE IN SPACE, by John Russell Fearn PLANETESIMAL DAWN, by Tim Sullivan THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY, THE LIGHTNESS OF THE FUTURE, by Jay Lake BIG PILL, by Raymond Z. Gallun WHERE ARE YOU, MR. BIGGS?, by Nelson S. Bond THE SKY TRAP, by Frank Belknap Long CHANGE OF COMMAND, by Jean Lorrah TULAN, by C.C. MacApp THE BLACK STAR PASSES, by John W. Campbell, Jr. THE GALAXY PRIMES, by E.E. “Doc” Smith TARRANO THE CONQUEROR, by Ray Cummings THE SARGASSO OF SPACE, by Edmond Hamilton SALVAGE IN SPACE, by Jack Williamson THE ULTIMATE WEAPON, by John W. Campbell, Jr. INVADERS FROM THE OUTER SUNS, by Frank Belknap Long, Jr. And if you enjoy this volume, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see all the other entries in this great series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, classics -- and much, much more!
"On one level Southern Fried Child is a charming account of the unusual experiences of an unusual child. On another level Moomaw's stories reflect profound and valuable insight into the stratified social, political and denominational milieu of a small southern town after World War II and before Brown v. Board of Education."--Back cover.
"Sons and Fathers" by Harry Stillwell Edwards. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
It isn't every day a woman is asked to be live-in nanny to a four-year-old princess. But it's the little girl's father who's got Hannah Castillo dreaming about storybook endings. After admiring him from afar for years, she's suddenly living under the same roof with seriously sexy Prince Michael Leandres! As sovereign of a small Mediterranean island and CEO of a major advertising company, Michael doesn't have time for romance. But Hannah has not only won over his young daughter, she's sweeping the single father off his feet! With passion sparking between them, the uncommonly attractive teacher is tempting the widowed ruler to make a more permanent arrangement. One that includes a royal wedding with all the trimmings….
What is it about our life that defines who we are and what we become? Often at times, others often wonder why we are the way we are or why we feel so passionately about something. People are so quick to pass judgement without knowing the secrets and darkness that lie deep within our hearts and soul. Secrets that for the good of those around us, we tend to hide deep within. We close our feelings off from the world, and force a smile because that is what society deems as normal. There is nothin
Have you gotten comfortable—maybe even complacent—in your spiritual life? Maybe you can check off all the right boxes—going to church, reading your Bible, praying before meals. Maybe you even lead a small group or serve as a deacon and tithe regularly. But when was the last time someone really shook up your faith, really challenged you to get after it, to pursue God with your whole heart? In this devotional written specifically for dads, Eric Ballard draws wisdom from the men written about in the Bible to push you out of your comfort zone and into a more authentic, whole-hearted relationship with God, which will lead to more meaningful relationships with your family, coworkers, and community. Each devotional includes a scripture, insight into the context and purpose of the passage, a brief prayer, and a challenge. Sometimes the challenges are external—simple ways to let your wife know you think she’s amazing or to make your children feel cared for. Sometimes they’re internal—like daring to let go of your own self-sufficiency and acknowledge you can’t do anything right without the Holy Spirit working through you. Allow yourself to be pushed, stretched, and molded into the dad God has called you to be. Discover the Bible’s wisdom on everything from work struggles to parenting difficult kids to loving your wife well. Take an honest look at the idols you need to lay down, now. Look a little closer at how you think and talk about work. Discover what godly parenting really means. Are you ready to accept God’s challenge? Your kids will be grown before you know it. Don't wait another minute to become the dad God wants you to be.
Many Americans remember Senator Sam Ervin (1896-1985) as the affable, Bible-quoting, old country lawyer who chaired the Senate Watergate hearings in 1973. Ervin's stories from down home in North Carolina, his reciting literary passages ranging from Shakespeare to Aesop's fables, and his earnest lectures in defense of civil liberties and constitutional government contributed to the downfall of President Nixon and earned Senator Ervin a reputation as "the last of the founding fathers." Yet for most of his twenty years in the Senate, Ervin applied these same rhetorical devices to a very different purpose. Between 1954 and 1974, he was Jim Crow's most talented legal defender as the South's constitutional expert during the congressional debates on civil rights. The paradox of the senator's opposition to civil rights and defense of civil liberties lies at the heart of this biography of Sam Ervin. Drawing on newly opened archival material, Karl Campbell illuminates the character of the man and the historical forces that shaped him. The senator's distrust of centralized power, Campbell argues, helps explain his ironic reputation as a foe of civil rights and a champion of civil liberties. Campbell demonstrates that the Watergate scandal represented the culmination of an escalating series of clashes between the imperial presidency of Richard Nixon and a congressional counterattack led by Senator Ervin. The issue central to that struggle, as well as to many of the other crusades in Ervin's life, remains a key question of the American experience today--how to exercise legitimate government power while protecting essential individual freedoms.
The coauthor of the Destroyer series brings an age-old quest to modern-day New York in this “brilliant [and] imaginative” thriller (TheNew York Times Book Review). When a jewel-encrusted, gold saltcellar appears for sale in New York, speculation around the piece soars. The gems alone make the vessel incredibly valuable, but some are convinced something even more priceless hides within: nothing less than the legendary Holy Grail. After the owner of the piece is brutally murdered and the cellar taken, speculation turns to conviction—and a deadly hunt for the missing artifact is on. Claire Andrews knows nothing of riches, glory, or mythical relics; she only wishes to avenge the death of her father, who was killed after putting his gold saltcellar on the market. She enlists the help of NYPD detective Artie Modelstein to hunt down the men responsible. But their search for truth lands them unwittingly in the middle of a mystery that has spanned centuries—a lethal quest for power from which no one escapes unscathed . . . Filled with sharp allusions, breathtaking suspense, and clever twists, this is a “surprisingly gripping” fast-paced thriller perfect for fans of The DaVinci Code and The Rule of Four (Kirkus Reviews).
handsome you and i are both people who have fallen to the ends of the earth why don't you dispel this medicine if you feel like you're at a disadvantage then i'll use my strength su bei was drugged by his half-sister as he was escaping he coincidentally bumped into fu yunxian who was also tricked it was rumored that the current patriarch of the fu family was decisive in his killing he was cold-blooded and ruthless his 27 years old sexual life was zero but only he himself knew that five years ago his chastity had been stolen by a little cat five years later su bei brought the two children back to the su family and meticulously planned out how to destroy the su family what did this handsome man who looked so familiar have to do with this every time he had done something bad not only would he be able to help her end her life he would even shamelessly request for adoption and be responsible for it he was clearly a wolf that ate people without spitting out their bones yet he kept pretending to be a little white rabbit in front of his son dabao mommy daddy is so pitiful just take him in erbao mhmm take him in in the future we will have three men at home
Humor, wit, action and drama intertwine in another Marshall Harrison masterpiece. From published author Marshall Harrison comes another moving book of valor, patriotism, and savoring life. In this posthumous release, Harrison documents the life of one of the most decorated enlisted men who served in the Vietnam War. Readers are bound to be fascinated with the life of Beauford T. Adams in the engrossing pages of Leaving Brogado. For someone who could have bragged about many things, Beauford T. Adams is astoundingly down to earth-honest yet witty. His name is well known in national, political, and financial circles. For the first time, Adams, reputed to be the power behind several national candidates and sitting representatives, speaks on his youth, primarily on events leading to his enlistment in the United States Marine Corps and his subsequent combat tour in Vietnam. Through vivid narration, readers will be taken to the battlefields of Vietnam and witness what it was like for "a poor boy to go to a poor boy's war". Leaving Brogado virtually takes readers into one man's comer of the world in 1967 and '68.
A collection of writings by the late political commentator includes profiles of presidents and the presidency, assessing the temperament, intellect, and record in office of Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Truman, Nixon, and Reagan.
For Gervase Phinn growing old is not about a leisurely walk to the pub for a game of dominoes or snoozing in his favourite armchair. As this sparkling collection of his very best humorous writing shows, he may be ‘out of the woods’ but he is certainly not ‘over the hill’. Looking back over more than sixty years of family life, teaching, inspecting schools, writing and public speaking, Gervase never fails to unearth humour, character, warmth and wisdom from the most diverse of experiences, whether they be growing up in Rotherham with the most un-Yorkshirelike of names or describing why loud mobile phone users get his goat. Brimming with nostalgia, gently mocking life’s absurdities, never shy of an opinion, this is Gervase Phinn at his wittiest, twinkly-eyed best.
Rough, tough and by the book, he's most criminals' worst nightmare. Until the girl of his dreams is caught on the other side. . . Emma Ruiz knows her father is innocent. But that doesn't help her convince the law--not even smoking hot U.S. Marshal Landon McCabe. When McCabe bangs on her door demanding information about how her cancer-stricken father escaped from federal prison, she'll have to distract him somehow--it may as well be with a stolen kiss. Landon gets why Emma isn't saying all she knows. What he doesn't understand is why he's putting his reputation, his case, and his badge on the line for a gorgeous person of interest. Much as he'd love to, he can't let Emma play him. The stakes are higher than either of them can guess. The only way to survive is to trust their instincts. But their instincts want more than one kiss. . .