A true story of sex, violence and healing. The setting is an exotic northern Sweden of the seventies. A strong story about severe trauma yet filled with hope and joy. A childhood evoked within a dysfunctional family in the north of Scandinavia. Embedded in a frame, there are flashbacks into Sweden of the seventies. The author captures the complexity of such families by making it a multiple perspective narration, to rightfully characterize the perpetrator, victims, and society around them. Joy and sorrow are blended in perfect balance together with insights and clues hidden in symbolism. This novel is written for you, the fellow human being, with an interest in people and psychology, but may also be suitable for people who study or work in all kinds of occupations where you tend for others. Even if you don´t have any experience of sexual abuse or violence in general or have any known personal relationship to a victim, you can find something of use in this text. For the reader who is a survivor of such things, the pages provide both tears and great amounts of hope.
She's the enemy's biggest threat. But he just might be the savior they all need. Although she inherited her mother's psychic gifts, Taryn Oliver didn’t foresee the consequences of possessing those special powers. Now, as the primary target of the ruthless aliens who are plotting humanity's enslavement, Taryn has to find a way to thwart their plans. After meeting the mysterious, half-alien Lir Gideon, she fights the attraction she feels for him, understanding that the very future of humanity could be at stake. What she doesn’t realize is that her connection with Gideon may be the key to saving not only everyone she loves, but the entire planet as well. Note: This series is now complete and includes six novels in total: Bad Vibrations, Desert Hearts, Angel Fire, Star Crossed, Falling Angels, and Enemy Mine.
Sadistic Kidnappers and the Courageous Stories of Their Innocent Victims
Author: Nigel Cawthorne
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: True Crime
DEPRAVED KIDNAPPERS, HORRIFIC ORDEALS, COURAGEOUS SURVIVORS True stories of twisted criminals who hold their victims in endless captivity to satisfy their perverse desires, Against Their Will is a comprehensive compendium of the most disturbing kidnappings of all time. Jaycee Lee Dugard — lived to tell the tale of her 18 years of captivity in paroled rapist Phillip Garrido’s suburban backyard Elizabeth Smart — bravely held on for 9 long months in a forced marriage to religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell, who repeatedly raped her in the name of God Elisabeth Fritzl — amazingly overcame 24 years trapped in a basement dungeon built especially for her by her father, Josef Colleen Stan — heroically endured 7 years as a sex slave, brutally tortured with the full consent of her captor’s wife Tina Marie Risico — escaped certain death at the hands of a killer by being an unwilling accomplice in other kidnappings
Scandalized by the writings of the Earl of Dudley, which portray marriage as amoral and free love as virtuous, Eden Henderson nevertheless finds her convictions faltering after she meets the amorous earl. Original.
This fictional work tells the story of a unique and lasting bond that develops between three individuals from very different backgrounds, whose worlds collide in Manchester, England in the late 1980's. Although set mainly in Manchester, London and Nassau, Bahamas, pivotal parts of the story are set in Los Angeles, California and New York City. Stephen Taylor is a young West Indian man who tries to loosen the shackles of a small town upbringing when he moves to England to attend university. He is troubled by the guilt that stems from his inability to accept his homosexuality and does everything in his power to hide from himself. Despite developing a powerful bond with Suresh Patel, a young, gay British man of Indian extraction and Tanya Collings, a troubled Canadian young woman, Stephen eventually returns to The Bahamas, where old demons resurface to haunt him. His path to self-discovery is fraught with challenges, which include a nervous collapse, a loveless marriage and the rejection of the man he truly loves. Ultimately, however, he finds redemption - and himself. Tanya Collings is a young Canadian woman who has endured unfathomable physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her parents. She meets Stephen and Suresh soon after escaping to England and develops a special bond with them that ultimately helps her to heal her damaged life. Although she generally distrusts all men, with the exception of her friends Stephen and Suresh, she eventually meets Michael Rouse, a young Englishman with whom she falls in love and finally marries. Suresh Patel is a brash (often coarse), self-assured British man of Indian parentage who is aware of his homosexuality from an early age, and accepts it completely. He moves to Manchester, after being rejected by his family and suffering a succession of tragedies. Suresh is the glue that holds the story together, providing a source of strength for Tanya and Stephen despite the challenges that he himself faces. Ultimately, the story is one of hope, of how the power of love helps three very damaged people heal their lives - and those of the friends who come to mean more than family. It is a story that transcends the boundaries of race, colour, class and sexual preference and will likely appeal to men and women everywhere who have had to grapple with issues of incest, sexual and physical abuse, bisexuality, homosexuality, violence and AIDS. In the author's view, the story is particularly pertinent to the current international debate on issues surrounding gay relationships. In the United States, the catalyst for the current discussion has been the subject of marriage between same-sex partners; but at its foundation, the matter is far more complex than that. Cultural and religious taboos, intolerance and ignorance are all a part of the current global pre-occupation with gay, bisexual and trans-gendered persons and these are all subjects that are explored and debated in When Worlds Collide.
His old life shattered, Wulfgar Ragnarsson lives only for the moment, cheating death and growing rich as a legendary mercenary. His heart may be frozen, but his desire burns hot for courageous widow Lady Anwyn, who needs his protection…. For the safety of her son, Anwyn will risk everything. Even giving herself to a Viking warrior who teaches her not all men are monsters—although he shows little sign that he will ever again be capable of love.
Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
Author: Rick Riordan
Pubpsher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Which Greek god makes the best parent? Would you want to be one of Artemis’ Hunters? Why do so many monsters go into retail? Spend a little more time in Percy Jackson’s world—a place where the gods bike among us, monsters man snack bars, and each of us has the potential to become a hero. Find out: Why Dionysus might actually be the best director Camp Half-Blood could have How to recognize a monster when you see one Why even if we aren’t facing manticores and minotaurs, reading myth can still help us deal with the scary things in our own lives Plus, consult our glossary of people, places, and things from Greek myth: how Medusa got her snake hair extensions, why Chiron isn’t into partying and paintball like the rest of his centaur family, and the whole story on Percy’s mythical namesake.