The eternal quest for love can lead to happiness and pain at the same time. It seems like all the joys of life come with a price when we open our heart. But there isn’t any challenge that is too big when our soul isn’t too small, and it’s in love that we truly test our limitations. In our aspiration to experience love, we fight, demand, persist, but also dream, feel both the good and the bad within us and others, and ultimately change our nature. The eternal quest for love is as old as the one to find ourselves, because it’s in love that we can find the greatest insights to whom we are and why we are as we are. Also in this story, these letters describe emotions, perspectives, insights and an analysis of the situations. They also promote a better understanding regarding the dynamic involved in difficult relationships, as they present dates and events organized as occurred in real life. Another topic that is subjacent to this romance is spiritual possession, and the real dilemma that a woman experiences between loving a Christian and keeping her pact with the devil and all the benefits that come from it, and that she would lose by loving such man. The woman portrayed in this story is a nymphomaniac that sold her soul to the devil in order to maintain her life of lust, power over men and perpetual pleasure, and the purpose of these letters was to save her and save a very unique relationship.
The essential account of R. Kelly’s actions and their consequences, a reckoning two decades in the making In November 2000, Chicago journalist and music critic Jim DeRogatis received an anonymous fax that alleged R. Kelly had a problem with “young girls.” Weeks later, DeRogatis broke the shocking story, publishing allegations that the R&B superstar and local hero had groomed girls, sexually abused them, and paid them off. DeRogatis thought his work would have an impact. Instead, Kelly’s career flourished. No one seemed to care: not the music industry, not the culture at large, not the parents of numerous other young girls. But for more than eighteen years, DeRogatis stayed on the story. He was the one who was given the disturbing videotape that led to Kelly’s 2008 child pornography trial, the one whose window was shot out, and the one whom women trusted to tell their stories—of a meeting with the superstar at a classroom, a mall, a concert, or a McDonald’s that forever warped the course of their lives. Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly is DeRogatis’s masterpiece, a work of tenacious journalism and powerful cultural criticism. It tells the story of Kelly’s career, DeRogatis’s investigations, and the world in which the two crossed paths, and brings the story up to the moment when things finally seem to have changed. Decades in the making, this is an outrageous, darkly riveting account of the life and actions of R. Kelly, and their horrible impact on dozens of girls, by the only person to tell it.
Stolen in the night by a monster, I’m a captive now. Lucian Morelli always takes what he wants. And now he’s taken me. The man who’s haunted my steps from the moment we met at Tinsley’s ball now controls my every move in his hideaway. His dark eyes miss nothing, and he seeks out all my weak spots. He uses his fingers, his wicked tongue, his sharp mind. Searching, testing, looking for the me I’ve hidden away for so long. The me that’s still a scared little girl curled in a corner. He’s relentless in his pursuit of my secrets, but I manage to discover some of his own. I’m not the only one hiding, not the only one marred by my past. And when he sees me, truly sees me, for the first time in as long as I can remember—I’m not afraid. I’m not afraid of this monster, my monster. I want him to hurt me, to break me, to put me back together, and above all, I want him to love me. A love as fiery as it is destructive, one that will scorch our families and maybe, just maybe, set us both free.
Buffy meets Jane Austen in the first book of this wickedly funny NYT bestselling series about a young woman whose brush with the supernatural leads to a deadly investigation of London's high society. Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart? SOULLESS is the first book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking. The Parasol Protectorate Soulless Changeless Blameless Heartless Timeless For more from Gail Carriger, check out: The Custard Protocol Prudence ImprudenceCompetence Finishing School (YA) Etiquette & Espionage Curtsies & Conspiracies Waistcoats & Weaponry Manners & Mutiny
What do you get when you mix a dead child, a movie buff, a chiromancer-anthropologist, a school shooting, and what appears to be a series of unrelated, everyday events? What you get is a disturbing possibility that exists in the present tense. Soulless is a book that walks a fine line between horror, mystery and science fiction, however, if you are looking for laser-gun-toting aliens, mother ships and fast-paced action, you will not find them here. In spite of that, you must not let those absences lure you into a false sense of security. Just look around and remember that truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. The most disturbing thing about Soulless is precisely the fact that you will not find impossible circumstances in its pages. What you will find is a different perspective on familiar facts. In this book the line that separates fantasy and reality is gradually blurred until it finally disappears, good and evil merge into one, as do hope and hopelessness. Before it is over you will be looking for a way to prove to yourself that this is just a work of fiction.
"A word to those of you out there who have yet to be offended by something I have written or said: Please be patient. I am working as fast as I can." –Ann Coulter, 2006 Is she ever! Ever since the publication of her Clinton-bashing debut, High Crimes and Misdemeanors, right-wing fire-brand Ann Coulter has made herself one of the most talked-about figures in contemporary American life—and has done so by issuing a near-continuous barrage of insult and invective, which has been described as "shameless," "cruel," "shrill, bombastic, and mean-spirited," "grossly inappropriate," "hate speech." She has called the 9/11 widows "witches" and "harpies," referred to Muslims as "ragheads," called Al Gore a "total fag," and said that both New York Times editor Bill Keller and antiwar congressman Jack Murtha deserved to die. Yet with each new statement—and each new book launch—Coulter somehow manages to co-opt the media as a megaphone for her attacks, while emerging from the backlash miraculously unscathed. Until now. With Soulless, political commentator Susan Estrich takes on Ann and the "Coulter culture" she has created, exposing how the pundit provocatrice has downgraded our political discourse with her irresponsible rhetoric, personal attacks, and slanderous asides. Trawling through Coulter's history of often-violent public statements, Estrich asks which are more cynical: the pundit and her headline-grabbing drive-by character assassinations, or the networks who happily bring her back for more. Soulless also casts a light on "the Anns," wannabes like Michelle Malkin and Glenn Beck, whose imitation Coulterisms coarsen our culture with every passing news cycle. And, most important, she challenges us—the readers, the voters—to remember that behind the huckster's rhetoric lurks a dangerous reactionary whose real agenda is wildly out of step with the American public. As Estrich says, "She knows exactly what she is doing. And she is scary as hell because of it."
When an accident catapults Joshua and his new girlfriend into the future, they arrive to a failed, apocalyptic world over-run by monsters and millions of Droids who control the minds of what few humans remain. Can they together, defeat the hordes of heavily armed Droids hunting them, free the people and get back home? Author_Bio: A little about myself. Born in London, England, I was the eldest of two sons. We migrated to New Zealand when I was ten. After graduating in Engineering at Auckland University, I worked at Ford Motor Company in Wellington. From there I became self- employed, drawing House Plans for people. Married with three wonderful children, we currently live in a three storey, hexagon shaped house we built for ourselves. Keywords: Science fiction, time travel, robots, apocalyptic, mind control, humour, romance.
Soulless Drifter is the story of Lucas Alaister, a gunman on a quest for revenge. After both his parents were killed by renegade troopers and his sister was kidnapped, young Lucas grows into the vengeful gunslinger known by many as "The Drifter." He travels the territories searching for those responsible for his shattered childhood, and is intent on taking down any crook who stands in his way. It is a rip-roaring tale filled with action, adventure and suspence. If you are looking for a good story, then keep an eye out for "The Drifter."
This collection of twenty-five poems gives voice to one’s existentialist pondering, the innate desire of human beings to achieve, and the immense and bittersweet comfort of sepia-tinged memories. Lose yourself in the quaint meanderings of Anam Shahab’s words—traverse and look at the vast landscape of the world through the eyes of a sensitive soul and an empathetic, ever-questioning mind.
"A serpentine Her breath too sweet Succubus in seraphim skin Forbidden yet fateful Death trails along Tugging her tresses A stigma keen Infecting innocent eyes Hearts hear only her lies Forbidden yet fateful Succubus in mystic guise Her words too neat A serpentine O devil's descendent..." Haydn feels whenever he glances at his reflection that he doesn't see himself. He wants more out of his mundane life. When Haydn meets the Gaga Girls, four top-ranking girls in beauty, wealth, and popularity, his life gets inverted, reversed, and then divided by two. Dark secrets for every corner. A dark, haunting past for every actor in this world. No shortcuts, for you shape the image in the mirror.