He vowed to never fall in love... Meg Anthony was never raised a lady. Instead, she grew up amongst grifters who used her unique “finding” ability for their own selfish purposes. Recently, she's been taken under the wing of the Duke of Camden and the Order of M.U.S.E., learning not only the fine art of becoming a lady, but how to use her extraordinary talent to help others. But Meg's gift is a beacon to unsavory characters who would possess her. Charged with her protection, Lord Badewyn knows—too well—that his wild, Welsh castle is no safe haven for this lovely, all-too-desirable creature. Part human, part fallen angel, he is one of the Nephilim. He is a recluse sworn never to love. As the dangers to Meg grow more threatening, he cannot help but find himself tempted beyond all reason...and tested to see if he has both a heart and a soul. The Order of the M.U.S.E. series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 The Curse of Lord Stanstead Book #2 The Madness of Lord Westfall Book #3 The Lost Soul of Lord Badewyn
No one will listen. No one will help. To survive, you must save yourself... The haunting saga of a little girl betrayed, and the strength and hope she needs to find a happy ending, from the hugely popular author of No One's Girl, Mothering Sunday and The Little Angel, Rosie Goodwin. Perfect for fans of Lindsey Hutchinson and Shelia Newberry. 'Powerful and harrowing' - Peterborough Evening Telegraph When a mysterious fire kills her adoptive parents, Madeleine's worst fear comes true - she and her beloved brother Oliver are separated. Worse still, Maddie is blamed for starting the fire and, labelled a difficult child, she is sent to a children's home. Far from idyllic, and buried deep in the countryside, the home well conceals the misery of its young occupants. Subjected to a harsh regime of abuse and degradation, Maddie makes a brave attempt to escape. But her brief weeks of freedom are thwarted when she is caught and taken back to River House. Maddie clings to her determination to one day be reunited with Oli, and it is this which gives her the strength to endure what lies ahead. For she knows she can rely only on herself - there is no one else to keep her safe... What Amazon readers are saying about The Lost Soul: 'I loved this book. I read it in three days, it made me cry and smile. It is a little dark in places but at the same time it is pure genius. Hats off to Rosie Goodwin. Curl up with this book and a chocolate bar and you would be in pure heaven. It is a long time since I read a book as good as this. I can't wait to read her next novel. She has become one of my favourite authors' 'Rosie has yet again created another excellent story, a page turner and I have to say I think it is her best book yet. The story flows effortlessly and there's plenty of twists and turns at the most unexpected places, none of which are obvious. Each character is well developed and you get a real feel for them all'
The only book in English for readers of all ages by Nobel Prize-winning novelist Olga Tokarczuk is a beautifully illustrated meditation on the fullness of life. "Olga Tokarczuk’s The Lost Soul, an experimental fable illustrated by Joanna Concejo and translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, resonates with our current moment. . . . What a striking, and lovely, material object it is." —New York Times "The Lost Soul, by Olga Tokarczuk and illustrator Joanna Concejo, is a quiet meditation on happiness, following a busy man who loses his soul. . . It pours a childlike sense of wonder into a once-upon-a-time tale that is already resonating with adults around the world." —Guardian The Lost Soul is a deeply moving reflection on our capacity to live in peace with ourselves, to remain patient, attentive to the world. It is a story that beautifully weaves together the voice of the Nobel Prize-winning Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and the finely detailed pen-and-ink drawings of illustrator Joanna Concejo, who together create a parallel narrative universe full of secrets, evocative of another time. Here a man has forgotten what makes his heart feel full. He moves to a house away from all that is familiar to him to wait for his soul to return. "Once upon a time there was a man who worked very hard and very quickly, and who had left his soul far behind him long ago. In fact his life was all right without his soul—he slept, ate, worked, drove a car and even played tennis. But sometimes he felt as if the world around him were flat, as if he were moving across a smooth page in a math book that was covered in evenly spaced squares... " —from The Lost Soul The Lost Soul is a sublime album, a rare delicacy that will delight readers young and old. "You must find a place of your own, sit there quietly and wait for your soul." Winner of the Bologna Ragazzi Award, Special Mention 2018, Prix de l'Union Internationale pour les Livres de Jeunesse (IBBY), The White Raven (IJB Munich), and the Łódź Design Festival Award.
This book is all about the feelings and thoughts of few good and new writers. Everyone has some creativity, any talent or any passion and writing is also one of this. Many people feel shy to share their problems, their happiness, joy and sorrow with others or sometimes the situation is like they are depressed but cant tell anyone, but writing is such a thing through which they show their feelings and speak up without any fear or shyness. “The Lost Soul” is the one of the beautiful book compiled by “Aakash Rathod” in which few writers expressed their feelings, thoughts and stories with the help of their pens.
Nickcca is a child of not one world but two. He quickly learns that he is not quite what he seems. He lived a happy life, along with his friends, Ranfang, Caz and Jess; a carefree, happy go lucky boy. One day while with his friends Nickcca is overcome with emotion because of a horrible news report about his parent’s house being set on fire. Nickcca goes to save them. A dark figure from Nickcca’s past has come to haunt him, with fire and disaster striking his life. Many secrets are revealed leading to many more questions. When faced with the dark figure a horrible fight begins showing many great, but terrifying, powers that he has no understanding of. Scared and mystified by these new abilities, he must now face down an enemy with horrible intent. This series of extraordinary tales hold a lot of dark humour and shed loads of gore, with many twists and turns ... THE TRUTH IS MORE THAN IT SEEMS
"I could feel our chance slipping away. If we didn't find him soon, it would be too late for Paul, and I wouldn't be able to forgive myself." Mark wakes in the middle of the night knowing his best friend has been kidnapped before anyone else does. Despite wondering if he's going crazy, he follows his intuition and in the process, discovers more than he bargained for. It's up to him to find his friend before it's too late. If he succeeds, he'll have to come to terms with his entire life being a lie. If he doesn't, his friend won't have a future.
December Moon desperately wants to find out who the voice in her head belongs to, but when it becomes clear he is in extreme danger from the Nephilim, she and Lilly must do everything they can to help. When December Moon starts hearing strange voices in her head, it becomes clear that someone is in danger. But who–and where–is he? Best friends December and Lilly have got their work cut out for them. Not only are they desperately trying to figure out the identity of the Lost Soul, and find him before he ends up dead, they've also got to investigate why Powell River's newest red-hot resident has got all of their men falling at her feet. But when they learn that the Nephilim might be involved, it becomes clear that they're all in extreme danger. Will they find the man before it’s too late? Can Lilly, December and their powerful friends and families stop the biggest threat the world has ever seen? Or will the Nephilim break free and bring death and destruction to them all? The Lost Soul is the third epic, paranormal adventure story in The Raven Witch Saga. If you like high action, paranormal romance and cold-blooded villains, then you’ll love S G Turner’s The Lost Soul. Praise for The Lost Soul ‘Bought this for my daughter and ended up reading all three myself . Brilliant well written and great pace, have thoroughly enjoyed it’ ‘This is an epic tale of humanity against the tyranny of the first made. I couldn't wait to start the Lost Soul, and the read I had was most unexpected.’ ‘I want to start by saying how epic this book was! I'm a teenager (I'm using my mum’s account) and I felt this is (almost, it's definitely in the top 3) the best book I've read’ ‘If you enjoy Paranormal Romance, if you love suspense and horror, if you like Science Fiction and most of all if you have read the other two books -you will want to devour this one. Pick a time when you can quietly read the whole thing all at once.’
The ultimate survival guide for starving artists, writers, performers — and anyone whose dreams can’t be contained by an office cubicle. Filled with down-to-earth advice and sustenance for your most far-flung dreams, The Lost Soul Companion is the perfect guide for anyone grappling with the darker side of creativity. A source of support when your day job gets you down, a refreshing reservoir of humor when you’re knee-deep in rejection slips, this remarkable little book offers both inspiration and compassion, plus surefire strategies for surviving in what can sometimes seem like “a world of meanies.” From the anti-procrastination “chopstick plan,” to the importance of staying well nourished (toaster-oven-snack recipes included), The Lost Soul Companion will speak to anyone with big dreams and creative spirit who nonetheless finds it tough some days just to get out of bed.
A boy awakens in the Afterlife, with a pocketful of vague memories, a key, a raven, and a mysterious atlas to guide him as he sets out to piece together what happened, and try to find his way home ... Twig is alone as a newly-made street kid after his dad goes missing. But when he meets Flea, a cheerful pickpocket, the pair become fast friends. Together, Twig and Flea raise themselves on the crime-ridden streets, taking what they need and giving the rest to the even-poorer. Life is good, as long as they have each other. But then Twig wakes up in the Afterlife with just a handful of memories from Earth and one big question ... how did he get there? Loyalty will be tested, and a cruel twist of fate will lead to an act of ultimate betrayal in this epic story that spans a city, a decade, and the divide of life and death itself. From the award-winning author of The Bone Sparrow.
Jane Boyle has long since known that her mother-in-law is a witch, but she'd never imagined Lynne Doran was actually the embodiment of a powerful, ancient, body-snatching evil! Now that Jane and her friends have uncovered Lynne and 666 Park Avenue's dark truth, they must race against the clock to find a way to destroy the ancient witch before she finds her next unwilling host. And as Jane attempts to tap into power stronger than her enemy's, her estranged husband Malcom arrives in time to join the fight...but can she grow to trust him before it's too late?
In The Lost Soul of American Protestantism, D. G. Hart examines the historical origins of the idea that faith must be socially useful in order to be valuable. Through specific episodes in Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Reformed history, Hart presents a neglected form of Protestantism—confessionalism—as an alternative to prevailing religious theory. He explains that, unlike evangelical and mainline Protestants who emphasize faith's role in solving social and personal problems, confessional Protestants locate Christianity's significance in the creeds, ministry, and rituals of the church. Although critics have accused confessionalism of encouraging social apathy, Hart deftly argues that this form of Protestantism has much to contribute to current discussions on the role of religion in American public life, since confessionalism refuses to confuse the well-being of the nation with that of the church. The history of confessional Protestantism suggests that contrary to the legacy of revivalism, faith may be most vital and influential when less directly relevant to everyday problems, whether personal or social. Clear and engaging, D. G. Hart's groundbreaking study is essential reading for everyone exploring the intersection of religion and daily life.
The Lost Soul of a Child is one of the most nail biting, heartbreaking, and emotional novels you will ever read. Children are the greatest gift that God could ever give to a woman. They're beautiful, talented in their own way, loving, but most important... innocent. You would think that their cute little faces and chubby little cheeks would be enough to make parents want to fight for them and cherish them, but lately it seems as though the flip has switched and the only people fighting for them are the kids themselves. How many more babies must die or get injured at the hands of the ones who birthed them? Or the ones that their mothers trusted them with? How many more children have to go missing because of their parents' negligence and trustworthiness of total strangers? With so much tragedy in the world surrounding children, awareness is obviously needed. This heart pounding, gut wrenching, tearjerker is centered around two single mothers looking for love. By the time you are done reading these two stories, I hope your eyes open wide enough to fully see the dangers of dating men without running background checks, and that your hearts beat harder for the kids without voices. Imagine falling in love with your Prince Charming only to find out he's a registered sex offender. What would you do if you found out the man you loved wasn't who you thought he was?Jennesia thought she had found true love with her baby's daddy Angel. But Angel wasn't looking for love or interested in settling down. Finding out that she was pregnant threw him for a loop, but he decided to step up and be a father to his child... at the same time making it very clear to Jennesia that they were co-parenting and nothing more. Co-parenting their daughter Kamri proves challenging in the beginning with Jennesia wanting more than Angel was willing to give. Eventually, Angel moved on with another woman, so Jennesia had no choice but to move on too.When Jennesia finally meets Michael Walker, the coach at her daughter's school years later she falls fast and hard. Michael has relocated to a new state to try and escape his past, but he can't escape the urges he continues to have. Will Michael get the help he needs before it's too late? Will Jennesia find out about Michael's past before things escalate? Find out in the story that will guarantee to leave you in tears...
The remarkable story of Eamonn Magee’s life takes in a childhood lived during the height of The Troubles, a youth spent involved with the IRA, and the constant presence of drink, drugs, gambling and violence throughout his life. It may be hard to believe but it was against the background of all this that Eamonn won the WBU world welterweight and Commonwealth light welterweight titles. The author, Paul Gibson, has managed to decipher a very dark, very troubled, very flawed individual who happened to have an exceptional gift to box at the highest world level. The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee reads like the screenplay of the kind of gritty rags-to-riches-to-rags boxing story that Hollywood producers seem to love.
When a woman sets out for Colorado to meet her future husband, she encounters many trials of faith and endurance, as well as one temporarily lost soul whose life becomes entwined with her own as the struggle to survive begins. All along the way, both think about the man waiting for his mail order bride.
A searing exposé of how the multibillion dollar college sports empire fails universities, students, and athletes. With little public debate or introspection, our institutions of higher learning have become hostages to the rapacious, smash-mouth entertainment conglomerate known, quaintly, as intercollegiate athletics. In Champions Way, New York Times investigative reporter Mike McIntire chronicles the rise of this growing scandal through the experience of the Florida State Seminoles, one of the most successful teams in NCAA history. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his Times investigation of college sports, McIntire breaks new ground here, uncovering the workings of a system that enables athletes to violate academic standards and avoid criminal prosecution for actions ranging from shoplifting to drunk driving. At the heart of Champions Way is the untold story of a whistle-blower, Christie Suggs, and her wrenching struggle to hold a corrupt system to account. Together with shocking new details about prominent sports figures, including NFL quarterback Jameis Winston and former FSU coach Bobby Bowden, Champions Way shines a light on the ethical, moral, and legal compromises inherent in the making of a championship sports program. Beyond the story of Florida State, McIntire takes readers on a journey through the history of college football, from its origins as a roughneck pastime coached by nineteenth-century professors to its current incarnation as a gold-plated behemoth that long ago outgrew its scholastic environs. Illuminated in rich and disturbing detail is the hidden financial ecosystem that nourishes hundred-million-dollar teams, from the hustlers who recruit players for schools and the athletic departments controlled by rich boosters to the universities whose academic mission and moral authority have been undermined. More than pointing out flaws, McIntire examines their causes and offers hope to those who would reform college sports.