Referred to as the "Celestial Bodhisattva of Compassion," the Asian Goddess Kwan Yin manifests herself to those in need around the world in myriad forms. Sometimes encountered in the peacefulness of nature, other times seen as a benevolent caregiver, Kwan Yin is vast, yet readily accessible to each and every one of us whether we are experiencing our darkest moment or realizing a rare twinkling of transcendence. Throughout this book, powerful encounters with Kwan Yin are described in essays, poems, stories, and art work. With each page turned, you will find yourself recognizing how Kwan Yin's wise, compassionate energy has been impacting you all along and you will be inspired to further look for her in places you have previously discounted, including your own nature.
Gifty sangat membenci Lei Han. Sejak menginjakkan kaki di Foshan, dia langsung menyusun rencana untuk menghancurkan hidup putra tunggal pemilik perusahaan software terbesar di Cina itu. Gifty sudah menyiapkan perangkap dengan matang, meski harus mengorbankan hal penting di hidupnya. Lei Han selalu menjaga Gifty dari jauh. Melindungi gadis itu menjadi prioritasnya di sela-sela kegiatan kuliah dan bisnis yang baru dia rintis.
Akan tetapi, Gifty telanjur berprasangka buruk terhadapnya. Satu-satunya cara menepis kesalahpahaman itu dengan masuk ke perangkap Gifty. Secara tak terduga, Lei Han menawari Gifty menjadi asisten pribadi pemuda itu. Tentu saja gadis itu tak menolaknya karena dia bisa mengetahui kelemahan Lei Han dan langsung menghancurkan hidup pemuda itu. Sayangnya, justru dia yang terjebak oleh sikap Lei Han yang sulit ditebak. Lantas, benarkah tuduhan yang Gifty lontarkan pada Lei Han? Atau sebenarnya ada hal tersembunyi yang tidak dia ketahui?
A free trip overseas is exactly what Shane needs to clear up anxieties that have plagued him since childhood, anxieties that stop him from opening up to love.
In the English countryside, Stonehenge as its backdrop, he will not only feel the pull of love, but the crippling wrench of fear as he learns of dark and violent folklore that ratchets up his anxieties further. He was brought to Stonehenge at a pivotal point in time with a vital role; awaken a dark spirit long lost. There is ancient evil at play, staking claim to Shane and his new found love by the right of blood. And Shane soon realizes, when an ancient one is brand new ... run, hid, protect your very soul. Formerly titled Thunderstruck
HAUNTED HEARTS by Kim Cox (Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery Series, Book 1) Two ghosts, a hysterical neighbor and the handsome nephew of her aunt's fiance and you get a mix bag of comical events. Lana Malloy embarks on a new career as a private investigator. She must solve the forty-year-old murder of her great aunt and her great aunt's fiance or they will remain Haunted Hearts. REST SPIRIT by Elizabeth Delisi Desperate to talk to her young son, who died from a rare, incurable blood disease, Laura St. Clair uses a Ouija board to try to reach him. But when she makes contact with the spirit world and receives a message, whom has she reached? And what does the spirit want in return for helping her? VALENTINE'S INN by Chris Grover After being badly injured in an auto accident, which killed three of her friends, Rianna Gordon has given up on life. Then she meets Josh Byford, unaware that Josh is a ghost. Rianna is a lawyer not a hotelier, but rather than sell the country inn her family has owned for over a hundred years, Josh not only convinces her to reopen and run it, he finds her the perfect partner as well--the boy she fell in love with when she was nine years old and never quite forgot. GHOSTS OF AULD LANG SYNE by Maureen McMahon (Stacey Christian & Peter Mansfield: Book 2) The second book of the series after Return of the Gulls, Stacey Christian and Peter Mansfield reunite in Ghosts of Auld Lang Syne to celebrate New Year with friends at a remote New England homestead. Are the terrifying incidents that befall the guests really only accidents? And why does the spectre of a young woman walk the halls? FATE'S LITTLE TRICK by Sheryl Hames Torres Gemma McKenzie Fuller must put aside her fears and help someone from her past. Can a troubled child teach her that going back again could possibly be a Christmas miracle? MEETING MR. WRIGHT by Chris Grover Vicki figured the dream was simply a spin-off of her bedtime reading. She had no idea it was a prediction of things to come."
As the original writer of the hit movie Anaconda, my ebook novel, ANACONDA: The Writer's Cut, is now available from Amazon. ($4.99, 4.
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Malice that cannot speak its name, cold-blooded but secret hostility, impotent desire, hidden rancor and spite--all cluster at the center of envy. Envy clouds thought, writes Joseph Epstein, clobbers generosity, precludes any hope of serenity, and ends in shriveling the heart. Of the seven deadly sins, he concludes, only envy is no fun at all. Writing in a conversational, erudite, self-deprecating style that wears its learning lightly, Epstein takes us on a stimulating tour of the many faces of envy.
He considers what great thinkers--such as John Rawls, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche--have written about envy; distinguishes between envy, yearning, jealousy, resentment, and schadenfreude ("a hardy perennial in the weedy garden of sour emotions"); and catalogs the many things that are enviable, including wealth, beauty, power, talent, knowledge and wisdom, extraordinary good luck, and youth (or as the title of Epstein's chapter on youth has it, "The Young, God Damn Them"). He looks at resentment in academia, where envy is mixed with snobbery, stirred by impotence, and played out against a background of cosmic injustice; and he offers a brilliant reading of Othello as a play more driven by Iago's envy than Othello's jealousy.
He reveals that envy has a strong touch of malice behind it--the envious want to destroy the happiness of others. He suggests that envy of the astonishing success of Jews in Germany and Austria may have lurked behind the virulent anti-Semitism of the Nazis. As he proved in his best-selling Snobbery, Joseph Epstein has an unmatched ability to highlight our failings in a way that is thoughtful, provocative, and entertaining. If envy is no fun, Epstein's Envy is truly a joy to read.