A junior fiction series written in partnership with Netball Australia Meet Maddy and her friends from the Gems! Maddy can't wait to play her first game of netball with her new team. She's been training hard and is eager to try out her skills. But Maddy's excitement soon turns to nerves when she realises that things might not go exactly as she imagined. What position will coach Janet put her in? What if she gets asked to sit on the bench? Suddenly, the netball courts are the last place Maddy wants to be! Perhaps some inspiration from one of the Australian Diamonds players will finally get Maddy hooked on netball!
One boy's journey to save his village becomes a quest to save the Kingdom. Tom and Elenna must journey on to face the last of the Beasts enslaved by the evil wizard Malvel: the Winged Flame, a phoenix of terrible power. It has been been slowly
In his riveting first novel, If I Were an Eagle, David Hale takes us on a journey through the life of a young girl coming of age in the mountains of Tennessee. In Southern Appalachia Karen Quincy, daughter of devout, Southern Baptist parents, was a beautiful young girl, well endowed for her age, and she attracted the attention of the most popular guy in school. Her boyfriend headed off for college, leaving her behind to bear the burden of her condition all alone. Hale spins a tale of woe, for not since the Perils of Pauline has so much misfortune befallen a young damsel, in so short a time. But it was 1948, and the good folk of Karen's rural community, were either piously unyielding in their adherence to what they understood about the teachings of the Good Book, or they were too hypocritical and haughty to let on that they'd ever been anything but perfect. The plight of Karen Quincy was not unlike that of many young women in the rural south-- betrayed as much by their own carnal awakening as by the young studs and dirty old men who seduced and abused them. Worse than a scarlet letter, Karen had to endure the knowledge that she would bring shame and embarrassment to her family. David Hale skillfully weaves the details of Karen's bleak existence in this story with a foreshadowing of events to come that leaves the reader anxiously anticipating what might happen next, And that makes for a good read every time. *Book Review by Jacquelyn Brown Community Services Manager for the Knoxville News-Sentinel, where she formerly served as reporter and columnist - August 2001
Famous Psychic Miracle Swanson can read everyone’s aura but her own. When Blake walks into Miracle Swanson's office she is shocked and aroused, but saddened. Blake’s son had died in a car accident and he blames himself. When he walks out on their session, Miracle chases him and begs him for a sexual encounter. He turns her down at first, not wanting to indulge in pleasures since his son’s death. When he gets into a mysterious accident, Miracle goes to his house, against his will, to nurse him back to health.
He gives in to his strange and wild attraction to her, teaching her all about sex…including kink. But somebody wants him dead and Miracle needs to use her powers to solve the mystery. Blake thinks it could be his ex-wife who blames him for Riley’s death as much as he blames himself. But Miracle doesn’t think so. She is feeling a dark and dangerous stranger. As Blake slowly comes to believe in the afterlife and sees and hears his son, he is ready to move on with his love. But will a force beyond their control stop them from ever being together?
Married to crooked gambler Jack Thornton, Alex has spent much of her adult life in sleazy saloons, working rigged poker games and small- time swindles, while enduring her drunken husband’s brutalities. Finally, she alters her appearance, changes her name to Cathy, and catches the first train out of Denver, only to find herself broke and stranded in a sleepy little cow town. Fearing that Jack will find her and desperate for traveling money, she empties the cash register at the store where she’s found a job, and is caught in the act. Unaware of past, or that she has an enraged husband looking for her, Will agrees to let “Cathy” satisfy her bail bond by working at the small ranch he shares with his two children. The isolated cabin is miles away, though, and a judge demands that the couple be legally married before spending months together in the wilderness. At the ranch, Cathy is forced into a life she’s spent years trying to avoid—cooking, cleaning, and scrubbing laundry—while also dealing with Will’s resentful adolescent daughter. Will soon learns that the best way to handle his stubborn new “hired hand’s” bad manners, incessant profanity and hot temper is with a wooden hairbrush or a folded belt. With one husband close on her trail and bent on vengeance, the situation is further complicated when Cathy realizes she’s fallen in love with her second husband—and that he’s in love with her, as well. Formerly released as: "Borrowed Bride by Judith McClaren" Includes BONUS short story "The Picnic".
WINNER OF THE 2017 CICADA PRIZE FOR POETRY! PAPERBACK NOW INCLUDES FREE DOWNLOAD OF THE KINDLE EBOOK BEST-SELLERWith 15 published books to date, Mai Van Phan's latest book Seeds of Night and Day brings the voice of the Vietnamese Poet to international readers in this bilingual book. Now poetry readers worldwide are able to gain a rare glimpse inside Vietnam and the Vietnamese culture. The turbid past, contemporary progressive present and unpredictable future, as seen through the eyes, heart and soul of one of Vietnam's most prolific and thought provoking contemporary poets. Mai Van Phan writes in his native language. The Vietamese language is emotional, expressive, precise, symbolic and metaphorical. His poems are rich with memories, experiences and strong emotions...In Seeds of Night and Day, Mai Van Phan unearths even deeper truth. His words express the value of culture, spirit, traditions and customs of the Vietnamese people.
Here, the poet speaks up about the joy and immense sadness that his people have been through. His poems illuminate and reveal poverty, diseases, suffering and backwardness while at the same time capturing the heart and soul and expressions of the Vietnamese people. His words move forward, just as his country is moving forward. The poet becomes part of social change. For it is said that the greater impact of the poet, the larger and more unique poetry atmosphere it can spread...the more positive effect it can cause to the society. The poet is the one who designs a structure for the society and nature in his own way. This rare honest insight is expressed freely in this long awaited book.Poet Mai Van Phan says, "We always have hope for a brighter future, like seeds that are sown in the darkness and move towards the light." He explores the mystery and complexity of human nature and the natural world.
A radiant dawn, a worm in the leaf, and the sigh of a woman... Mai Van Phan sees the world through the eyes of a poet who can see into another world. This bilingual version, translated from the poet's original writing, allows the reader to see into Mai Van Phan's Vietnam. "This copyright holder prohibits the use and distribution of their content from unauthorized sources. Support them by purchasing or accessing from authorized sources only. www.dmcaforce.com is the authorized DMCA Agent for this copyright holder."