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Here Today, Gone to Maui

By Carol Snow
  • ISBN Code: : 144066031X
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf : here-today-gone-to-maui.pdf

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From the author of the "delightful"( Booklist) Getting Warmer, a comedy about what happens when the best lei'd plans go awry. When Jane Shea's boyfriend, Jimmy, invites her to spend a week at a swanky resort in Maui, she's thrilled-of course-but nervous, too. She worries about missing their flight. She worries about losing her luggage. It never even occurs to her that she might misplace Jimmy. But paradise has a way of attracting trouble, and Jane hasn't even managed to learn the hula or paddle under a waterfall before Jimmy disappears. When the police suggest that Jimmy has drowned, Jane thinks things can't get any worse-but her troubles have just begun. This is one vacation the guidebooks never prepared her for.

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A Fleeting Glimpse of Paradise By Craig E. Burgess If ever there were an expert in the history, beauty, and overall best places to visit in Hawaii, Craig E. Burgess would be that person. His first visit to the islands was in 1974, the first of forty-one in total! Providing a glimpse of Hawaiian culture, history, music, art, and daily lifestyles to the reader, A Fleeting Glimpse of Paradise was inspired by Craig’s time spent with special residents of Hawaii who shared a special “Spirit of Aloha” during his forty-one visits to the islands. His hope is that during your visit, you spend time with local residents of the islands and “talk story” with them, rather than simply going there for an “Aloha” shirt, flower lei, or some other souvenir. This beautiful collection of anecdotes, inspired poems, and special stories you can’t get from travel books encourages readers to find ways to conserve the natural beauty of the islands—and to make the very best of their experience in this magical utopia.

The King's Daughter

By Jarrett Ramey
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1477139788
  • Total of Pages : 786
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 792
  • Pdf File: the-king-s-daughter.pdf

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For six year old Nicky Stowe, life was a mixed bag of good times in the world around her and a nightmare at home. But, she found hope in form of her little sister Sammi and a beautiful mommy for hire named Melanie Swan. Nicky found how to get back what she needed the most, her family, and a way to become royalty with a simple request. She found the way to be a princess just by asking and got a sweet visit from the King of the Universe. Is this as real as Melanie believed and could Nicky really become a princess? Is this something for anyone who wants it? And what is it like to be the King daughter? Is it a fairy tale or real life? Nicky found that it s both. Read how simple little girl Became the King s daughter. Maybe you can too if you just ask. Like Bill said to Nicky, it never hurts to ask.

Lost Cause

By Janice Kay Johnson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 9781426886768
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 324
  • Pdf File: lost-cause.pdf

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Gary Lindstrom doesn't remember ever being a child named Lucien. So when his long-lost sister calls to remind him of who he was, he tells her he's not interested. But even he can't resist the pull of the past, and he goes to meet the only family he has left. Little does he know that he's also going to meet Rebecca Wilson.... Rebecca has never met anyone like Gary. He's attractive and successful, but determined to go through life alone. His first attempt at marriage was a bust and he doesn't want kids. She knows there's no future for them. But how can either ignore what's developing between them?

Poetic Memoir

By Raymond G Chow,Sister Theresa Chow
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 1490742433
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 576
  • Pdf File: poetic-memoir.pdf

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The book symbolizes the voice of unloved children of the world. Their cries are the authors cries, and the authors cries are their cries. It would be a great disservice if the sensitivity of their cries were not heard. The authors cries were just a flash in time, blip and forgotten. There are 125 poems, of which twenty-three are haiku and innumerable prose poems. Tweaking prose from prose poem, there is a fine line to define. Prose poem will remain uncounted.

Lost in Grief

By Karen Frenette
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1462020984
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 516
  • Pdf File: lost-in-grief.pdf

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It began as an ordinary, uneventful day in December 1994--without any warnings, whispered messages in her ear, or premonitions that this would be the last normal day Karen Frenette would ever experience. It was the day her nineteen-year-old son, Corey, would take his last breath. In her memoir, Lost in Grief: A Mom's Story, Frenette narrates the poignant story of her long and difficult journey through the emotional dark wood of grief after her son was tragically killed in a car crash. With raw honesty, Frenette details the sixteen-year-long process of how she found her way back to discovering the goodness in life, even after expriencing the worst it had to deliver. As she offers inspiration for other parents grieving their own losses, she recalls how she struggled with her own fears, doubts, and pain, wondering if the all-consuming deep ache of yearning would ever cease. Lost in Grief: A Mom's Story offers help and guidance any parent who has endured the death of a child and needs to know that through all the darkness there is someone in the world who truly understands.

Parallel Myths

By J.F. Bierlein
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0307754642
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 808
  • Pdf File: parallel-myths.pdf

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“Unusually accessible and useful . . . An eye-opener to readers into the universality and importance of myth in human history and culture.”—William E. Paden, Chair, Department of Religion, University of Vermont For as long as human beings have had language, they have had myths. Mythology is our earliest form of literary expression and the foundation of all history and morality. Now, in Parallel Myths, classical scholar J. F. Bierlein gathers the key myths from all of the world's major traditions and reveals their common themes, images, and meanings. Parallel Myths introduces us to the star players in the world's great myths—not only the twelve Olympians of Greek mythology, but the stern Norse Pantheon, the mysterious gods of India, the Egyptian Ennead, and the powerful deities of Native Americans, the Chinese, and the various cultures of Africa and Oceania. Juxtaposing the most potent stories and symbols from each tradition, Bierlein explores the parallels in such key topics as creation myths, flood myths, tales of love, morality myths, underworld myths, and visions of the Apocalypse. Drawing on the work of Joseph Campbell, Mircea Eliade, Carl Jung, Karl Jaspers, Claude Lévi-Strauss, and others, Bierlein also contemplates what myths mean, how to identify and interpret the parallels in myths, and how mythology has influenced twentieth-century psychology, philosophy, anthropology, and literary studies. “A first-class introduction to mythology . . . Written with great clarity and sensitivity.”—John G. Selby, Associate Professor, Roanoke College

BLACKWATCH TACTICAL FORCE FIVE

By Daniel G. O'Leary
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1434389154
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 733
  • Pdf File: blackwatch-tactical-force-five.pdf

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June 2009 With acts of terror on the rise worldwide devastating families, towns, cities, and destabilizing nations, the U.N. Security Council had to act swiftly. A resolution passed for a "request to be made, and authorization to be given to the American President to provide a VERY SPECIAL FORM OF ASSISTANCE to end the spiraling crisis in Lebanon". From the dust, ashes, twisted and bent steel of the World Trade Center in NYC September 11, 2001 emerged a new spirit, a new unified energy, an awakening that grabbed and shook every American, and made them realize the World was indeed a very dangerous place. Armed with information, technology, and communication provided at lightning speed through the internet, terror organizations had formed alliances and were now attacking "us". It was clear America needed a change, a new breed of leader, a new breed of warrior, a new champion of the faithful. As history has proven time and time again, Americans are at their best when "times seem to be at their worst". When we're sucker-punched or blind-sided, we respond collectively as one. It is in those moments that we are born again. It starts individually, then collectively. It is at those precise moments that "We the people" have made our greatest leaps and evolved to become the Nation we are. 9-11-2001 was such a moment. When the U.N. Security Council passed the resolution requesting and authorizing the American President to provide a "VERY SPECIAL FORM OF ASSISTANCE", America's new breed of leader and warriors had emerged. America's First Woman President Caroline E. Smith gave the order for the Men and Women of BLACKWATCH TACTICAL FORCE FIVE to do what they had been trained to do. The World would never be the same again. "Justice would be served!"

Leila Kahana Maui Mysteries Bundle: Murder in Maui\Murder on Kaanapali Beach

By R. Barri Flowers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : R. Barri Flowers
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 197
  • Pdf File: leila-kahana-maui-mysteries-bundle.pdf

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Leila Kahana Maui Mysteries Bundle contains the first two complete novels in the Leila Kahana Mystery series, including Murder in Maui and Murder on Kaanapali Beach, as well as a novelette, Kaanapali Beach Paradise. Murder in Maui (A Leila Kahana Mystery) In this first novel of the series, set in the lush, deceptively idyllic tropical paradise of Hawaii, Maui County homicide detective and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana and her partner, Detective Sergeant Blake Seymour, investigate the execution-style murder of two prominent doctors in an upscale condominium. Larry Nagasaka and Elizabeth Racine are found lying naked in bed in a pool of their own blood. It is learned that they were married, but not to each other, and that the doctors belonged to a prestigious medical association. Assisting the detectives in the case are fellow members of the homicide squad, Detectives Trent Ferguson and Rachel Lancaster, run by Lieutenant Paul Ortega who is contemplating retirement. As they interview suspects and collect evidence, more doctors belonging to the medical association are murdered, making it clear to all that they have a ruthless and determined serial killer on their hands. Murder on Kaanapali Beach (A Leila Kahana Mystery) In the second book in series, Maui County homicide detective and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana and her new partner, Detective Jonny Chung, take on the case of a college instructor found murdered on the island's famed Kaanapali Beach. Joyce Yashiro, estranged from her husband, was suffocated when she was forced face down into the soft sand on the beach. In a seemingly unrelated case, Detectives Rachel Lancaster and Trent Ferguson investigate the execution-style murder of businessman Parker Breslin in front of his Kihei home. As the investigations progress with a myriad of suspects, a surprising connection between the investigations emerges. But is there one killer or two? As these cases move full steam ahead, there is also a brutal serial killer on the loose. Dubbed the "Zip Line Killer," he has been terrorizing women on the island, strangling them with a zip line, for over a year, while staying out of reach of the authorities. Do they finally have a break that can put this frightening killer behind bars before he strikes again? Kaanapali Beach Paradise (A Novelette) Set amidst the lush playground of Maui, Hawaii's famed Kaanapali Beach Resort, the soap opera style tale of adultery, ambition, dark secrets, love, lust, hate, romance, betrayal, revenge, and murder, revolves around the anticipated grand opening of the Kaanapali Palms Hotel, the newest luxury accommodation on this three mile-long ocean front stretch of paradise on the island's western shore. Kaanapali Beach Paradise is the first in a continuing series of novelettes that promises to keep readers engaged as lives and loves are turned upside down with twists at every turn amidst the splendor of a celebrated Hawaii beach resort.

HOW TO REALLY LOVE A WOMAN

By SASHA LESSIN, PH.D. & JANET KIRA LESSIN
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 146341241X
  • Total of Pages : 124
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 416
  • Pdf File: how-to-really-love-a-woman.pdf

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FOUR TANTRIC TRYSTS guides you as Giver as you adore and nurture a female lover--your Receiver. You show her she can trust you as her healer. You help her heal herself and adopt strategies to love wisely and expand her sexual ecstacy. When you’ve trysted tantrically, you love each other more and better. In Tantra Tryst 1, Activate Your Chakras, you open your energy vortexes (chakras) to each other. You share your diverse inner-voices. Learn, in this tryst, what hurts and scares your Inner Kids. See how you grew subselves to block pain and fear. You discern when to lower your subself shields, share vulnerability and connect with each other. You synergize your inner selves’ dance within and between you. In Tryst 2, Reprogram Her Parental Imprints, you help your Receiver escape the automatic limits her rearers and culture inculcated. Then she reacts to you as you, not as a stand-in for a parent. Tryst 3, Refine How You Relate, you guide her through exercises to refine how you and she relate. You establish the trust you need to nurture, adore, delight and worship her so she can safely express everything to you. Tryst 4, Heal Her Heart, Encourage Her Ejaculation, you touch her vagina inside and trigger repressed, suppressed and under-expressed pain she expresses as you touch, pain that blocks her full sexual sensuality and inhibits ejaculatory orgasms. You help her express pain and release her blocks so she can, when she chooses, ejaculate. You stroke her inner clitoris and urethral sponge till she ejaculates and rises to new delight heights.

Murder in Hawaii Mysteries 5-Book Bundle: Murder in Maui\Murder in Honolulu\Seduced to Kill in Kauai\Dead in Pukalani\Murder on Kaanapali Beach

By R. Barri Flowers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : R. Barri Flowers
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 505
  • Pdf File: murder-in-hawaii-mysteries-5-book-bundle.pdf

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Murder in Hawaii Mysteries 5-Book Bundle contains five full length bestselling suspense thriller novels by bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers, including Murder in Maui, Murder in Honolulu, Seduced to Kill in Kauai, Dead in Pukalani, and Murder on Kaanapali Beach. Murder in Maui: A Leila Kahana Mystery is a police procedural medical mystery novel set in the lush, deceptively idyllic tropical paradise of Hawaii. Maui County homicide detective and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana and partner Detective Sergeant Blake Seymour investigate the execution-style murder of two prominent doctors in an upscale condominium. As they interview suspects and collect evidence, more doctors are murdered, making it clear to all that they have a ruthless and determined serial killer on their hands. Murder in Honolulu: A Skye Delaney Mystery is a private investigator crime novel centered on the lush Hawaiian island of Oahu. Ex-cop turned PI and security consultant Skye Delaney investigates the apparent suicide of ex-husband and former prosecutor turned businessman, Carter Delaney, after he had hired her to learn if his new young wife was having an affair. As the bodies continue to pile up, Skye puts her neck on the line to find out the truth and nail a ruthless killer who has targeted her for death. Seduced to Kill in Kauai is a tropical island novel of psychological and erotic suspense and financial intrigue. Pushing forty, Jack Burke was living the good life as a successful advertising executive with a gorgeous wife in Hawaii before, in the blink of an eye, his life began spiraling out of control. Temptation, infidelity, betrayal, deceit, and murder, leaves Jack left wondering if there is any way out. Or will he lose everything, including possibly his life? Dead in Pukalani: An Eddie Naku Maui Mystery is a private eye Hawaii crime novel. Private investigator Eddie Naku is hired by attractive divorcee Kathryn Higuchi to investigate the murder of her sister, Suzette Higuchi-Bordeau, the wife of a well-known criminal defense attorney who was gunned down in a shopping center parking lot in the Upcountry region of Pukalani. What seems like a routine case for the ex-police detective turns into a complex murder mystery as Naku uncovers a web of lies, deceit, arms trafficking, infidelity, seduction, betrayal, and more murders as he tries to solve a deadly crime and avoid becoming a victim. Murder on Kaanapali Beach: A Leila Kahana Mystery is the 2nd book in this popular series. Maui County homicide detective and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana and new partner, Detective Jonny Chung, take on the case of a college instructor, Joyce Yashiro, found murdered on the island's famed Kaanapali Beach. In a seemingly unrelated case, Detectives Rachel Lancaster and Trent Ferguson investigate the execution-style murder of businessman Parker Breslin in front of his Kihei home. While the two murder investigations progress with a myriad of suspects, a surprising connection between the cases and crimes emerges. As the cases move full steam ahead, there is also a brutal serial killer on the loose. Dubbed the "Zip Line Killer," he has been terrorizing women on the island, strangling them with a zip line, for over a year, while staying safely out of reach of the authorities. Can he finally be brought to justice or will he strike again?