To those who study plants, the Chamala represents the Holy Grail. Finding it would be the discovery of a lifetime—make that a dozen lifetimes. It produces a berry with phytochemistry possessing the unique ability to hyperstimulate nerve cell reproduction. It will be instrumental in the development of the next generation of biopharmaceuticals capable of curing blindness, deafness, dementia and paralysis.
The Heart of Gold is a gripping romance thriller that explores not only the dangerous territory of love and marriage, but also the changing culture of modern Indian city life. Mukesh and Nithya are caught between time-honored traditions and the new, fast-paced global lifestyle. Mukesh, a successful business man on a steady rise in the corporate world, is hesitant when his mother urges him to find a wife.
Life is never a straight line. Priya is a typical modern-day woman in India. Independent and full of life, she spends her days at her job working hard to secure a better life for herself. She also has a close connection with her mother, who dotes on her daughter endlessly. But her work life and home life collide on one disastrous day. When Priya becomes a victim of sexual abuse in the workplace, she hides in fear and humiliation only to realize that she’s pregnant. Devastated and wishing to run away from the shame, she seeks refuge in her mother who in return can’t bear the news and dies of a heart attack.
In this new adult urban fantasy, we follow Cain, an arrogant college athlete gifted in controlling the classical elements. Cain’s ambition is to live a life of luxury as a professional athlete and is ignorant of the mass dystopia surrounding him. Such ambition is put in jeopardy when Cain is subject to a military draft used to send college-aged kids to the battlefield as fodder so the empire in which he lives can flex its imperial muscle by colonizing and controlling distant lands for their own special interests.
It’s approaching Christmas and you’re looking for a sweet short story to snuggle up with on a cosy sofa with a mug of warm chocolate. Or even on a long train ride home this season… A Christmas Encounter is the perfect heartwarming short read for the festive holiday. It’s Christmas Eve and head librarian Melissa Wright is travelling on the Shepherds Valley railway’s Santa’s Special, to reconcile with her on-and-off again ex Alex.
So a Knight a Druid and a bunch of Fae beings go into a bar. Sounds like a good joke? Unfortunately Mark and Allison are not laughing as they are dragged into the confict between light and dark. With no idea which side is which. They have been gifted with the ability to control the Elements? Fire, Air, Earth and water bending to their will. That's the power wielded by the Grail Knights.
“It was difficult to tell what was lightning, air fire or ground fire. It seemed we were trying to navigate a sky filled with fireworks within the middle of a storm. The plane shuddered, losing altitude in a dive that was too steep and too fast. Concerned that the stalling engine’s fire and tail rip may ignite the load of ammunition within, I instinctively banked, aiming offshore to the water below.”
Kris fell, head over heels over hormones, for the damaged bitch who became his power-woman sex-goddess wife. All Nicole wants is to be a better mother & a wife more worthy of her "perfect" husband, but she is constantly yanked away by her overbearing boss Darren Hart. But Darren has marital problems of his own – and, when he confides in her, Nicole realises just how easily a happy marriage can crumble.
What was supposed to be a fun weekend camping trip turns into a dangerous hike across another planet when three teenage boys are abducted from Earth. Their only hope of ever returning home is to escape from the laboratory that captured them and make their way across the alien deserts, oceans, and mountains. But while their journey is full of monsters all eager to attack the boys, it is their friendship and religious beliefs that are ultimately pushed to their limits.
A mostly irreverent, sometimes vulgar, but deadly serious story of pranking philosophers and their canine companions. Based on the rarely told documented true stories of the characters depicted in Raphael’s 1511 painting The School of Athens, re-live a semester in the lives of the mischief-makers and the artist. Set in the modern context of the University of Colorado (CU) in the Republic of Boulder, student Will Fiedler falls in with Houndman (Antisthenes) and Dowg (Diogenes) who recruit him and his classmates Ben Blair and Aldo Pierce into the secret society the Army of the Dog.
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