In the early 1900s, Belair Cove was a world unto itself, a small Acadian-French (Cajun) village outside of Ville Platte, Louisiana. It consisted of a few small farms on either side of a winding dirt road that snaked across a wide prairie. Belair Cove was a place where families and friends relied upon each other for survival; a place where everyone knew everything there was to know about one another, yet there were untold secrets. Belair Cove shares such a secret. It is the story of three young Cajuns whose lives were firmly rooted in the land, culture, and people of their village. It is the story of young lovers torn apart by poverty and war. Angelique had to watch as her true love, Jean Marc, went off to fight in the Great War while she stayed home to rage a war of her own in a loveless marriage with a man who slowly spiraled out of control into drunkenness and debauchery. The people of the Cove watched, waited, and eventually everyone had to choose a side.
Author: Nancy K. Duplechain
When Leigh Benoit returns home to Louisiana for the funeral of her brother and his wife, she becomes increasingly concerned about the welfare of her orphaned niece, Lyla. She is prompted by her grandmother, Clothilde, to move back to take care of her. Leigh has no desire to take on any responsibility, and being home again brings back painful memories. At the funeral, Leigh's childhood friend, Detective Lucas Castille, tells her the mysterious details of the accident that killed her brother and his wife. Lucas' young son has dreams of a Dark Man who wishes to harm Lyla. Leigh begins to have similar dreams. She struggles with her rational mind but vows to protect her niece. Soon, she finds out there is more to the story and more to her grandmother than she thought.
Murder With Ganache
Author: Lucy Burdette
Hayley Snow, the food critic for Key Zest magazine, has her plate heaped high with restaurant reviews, doughnut and sticky bun tastings, and an article on the Hemingway cats. But this week she’s also in charge of her best friend’s wedding. And then someone adds a side of murder… For better or worse, Hayley has agreed to bake over 200 cupcakes for her friend Connie’s wedding while still meeting her writing deadlines. The last thing she needs is family drama. But her parents come barreling down on the island like a category 3 hurricane and on their first night in town her stepbrother, Roby, disappears into the spring break party scene in Key West. When Hayley hears that two teenagers have stolen a jet ski, she sets aside her oven mitts and goes in search of Rory. She finds him, barely conscious, but his female companion isn’t so lucky. Now Hayley has to let the cupcakes cool and assemble the sprinkles of clues to clear her stepbrother’s name—before someone else gets iced.
Author: Richard Castle
NYPD detective Nikki Heat must deal with the continual presence of magazine journalist Jameson Rook as she works to solve the murder of a real estate magnate.
Author: Roger G. Ford, Ph.d., Roger G. Ford Ph. D. P. E.
Implantations of electronic tracking circuitry compel graduate engineering students to do the bidding of Iranian terrorists bent on a nuclear attack on Israel. Military aircraft and munitions are stolen and taken to Northwest Iran where the invasion will be launched. A brave female student working in the very company where the electronic circuitry is made asks for help from one of her professors which leads to a Senator, a Congressman, the FBI and the CIA involvement in stopping this coming attack. In the mix is a search for Noah?s Ark which provides aerial photos of the Northwest Iran terrorist site. Experience the progression as the terrorists prepare for the attack on Israel while the world?s clandestine forces plan how to stop them. Follow the student as she is kidnapped by one of the terrorists and escapes to only face a plot to have her and her professor killed.
Author: T. ADDISON RICHARDS
Author: Luz del Carmen Vilchis Esquivel
This book is addressed to students and teachers in design degrees and researchers interested in logical thinking of design. Just like any other discipline, design must accredit its rational fundamentals to refer the conditions of knowledge that determine it as a specific object of study. Methodology is a bridge between the general principles of doing and knowing. The analysis of the design theoretic fundamentals involves an approach to its models as well as the conceptual assumptions. Likewise, it establishes the indissoluble relationship between theory, method and technique, that thinking and doing present in their necessary unit.
Author: Shirley A. Martin
A supernatural thriller of chilling carnage and haunting beauty, Bloodline Gypsy unearths the origin of a mythical creature that has plagued history since the dark ages. Tracing an inherent line of magic back to Egypt in 981 AD, this dark fantasy reveals the mysterious link between gypsies and werewolves. A yoke that, twelve hundred years later, reveals itself in the form of a birthmark stamped on children born of Louvari descent. When Susannah Henika loses her mother in a tragic accident, she moves to a mountain resort town to live with a father she has never known. She soon falls victim to night terrors and an impending sense of dread. She meets a woman in the woods, Madalina Sadrinovic, whose uncanny ways set Susannah ill at ease. Strange and foreboding events follow the arrival of Madalina’s twin brother Luca. A local boy goes missing. The American teenager begins to suspect that somehow - linked to the strange markings on her hand - she may be one of the last remaining humans, genetically predestined to bear the offspring of an altered species her ancestor forged into the world.
At a critical point in the development of modern physical theory, two brilliant and dedicated scientists, Albert Michelson and Edward Morley, conducted experiments to measure the velocity of the ether, which was presumed to fill all of space and serve as the medium for the conduction of light. Their measurements suggested that the velocity was zero, relative to the earth. Either the earth was the center of the universe (as Ptolemy believed) or light was not conducted through such a medium. The velocity of light was clearly demonstrated to be independent of the observer’s velocity, but how could this possibly be true? They left it to Albert Einstein to interpret their results. He proposed a third alternative, special relativity, which is still regarded as gospel by physicists today. But surely Einstein’s alternative was not the only one. Was Edward Morley robbed of his place in scientific history?
When Middle Tennessee State Normal School opened its doors on September 11, 1911, 125 eager students enrolled in a teacher training program. Today, the edgling teachers'school has grown into Middle Tennessee State University, the largest undergraduate universityin Tennessee. is collection of essays, a centennial tribute that is both celebratory andcritical, reveals the school's laudable successes along with its growing pains over the past onehundred years. ese are accounts of the erce competition generated by Tennessee townsthat sought to win the right to build the school, the ongoing e orts by countless students, administrators, and alumni to create an acceptable identity for their university, and the story ofcampus women and African Americans who carved out a place for themselves as students andeducators. In other instances, teachers became professors, sports teams reached Division I-Astatus, and PhD programs appeared, all against a backdrop of economic boom and bust times, decades of war and peace as well as social and civic upheaval. e Middle Tennessee StateUniversity story is sure to educate, enlighten, and entertain.
The Tee Cotton Bowl
Author: Mel LeCompte Jr.
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
In 1999, Ville Platte, Louisiana resident and sports nut Tim Fontenot longed to do something to celebrate this small town’s prep football city championship. Amazed at the harmony between Sacred Heart High and Ville Platte High, two schools that could not be further apart racially or socially, “Dr. Tim” wanted to commemorate the teams’ simple ability to get along with each other. What started out as a nice idea and a trophy is now a weeklong community celebration complete with zydeco and Cajun concerts, all-day tailgating and an intense prayer banquet for both teams. Also tossed into the Tee Cotton gumbo are skydivers, fireworks, collegiate marching bands and anything else Fontenot can get his hands on to make the annual event bigger and better. Join award-winning sports journalist Mel LeCompte Jr. as he details the story of one of the premier prep sports events in the nation. This revised digital edition of LeCompte’s 2010 paperback, Sharpened Iron: The Tee Cotton Bowl Story, covers not only the game but the journey—from hurricanes to Hakas, federal judges to NFL Films Presents, boucheries to blessings by Pope John Paul II.
Chasing the Bear
Author: Robert B. Parker
Spenser reflects back to when he was fourteen-years-old and how he helped his best friend Jeannie when she was abducted by her abusive father.
Exit to Eden
Author: Anne Rice, Anne Rampling
Publisher: Harper Collins
The bold erotic masterpiece by #1 New York Times bestselling author Anne Rice writing as Anne Rampling. They call her the Perfectionist. A stunning, mysterious, and fearless sexual adventurer, Lisa is founder and supreme mistress of The Club—an exclusive island resort where forbidden fantasy meets willing flesh. Here eager participants who can afford life's most exquisite luxuries can experience the breathtaking pleasures of surrender and submission. Here nothing is taboo. A thrill-seeking photojournalist, Elliott risks his life daily in the most dangerous, war-torn regions on Earth. Now he has come to Paradise to explore his most savage and vulnerable sexual self, committed to the ultimate plunge into personal risk. Together, their journey to the limits of erotic pleasure will take them farther than they ever dreamed they'd go . . .
The Rozabal Line
Author: Shawn Haigins
The tomb of Rozabal in Kashmir has contained the body of a great saint called Yuz Asaf since 112 A.D. But who was Yuz Asaf and what secret does the ancient tomb contain? Father Vincent Morgan is unwittingly sucked into the Rozabal tornado when flashes of his own previous lifetimes reveal some uncomfortable truths about the life and death of Jesus Christ. Vincent is soon caught in the crossfire between the Osama-bin-Laden inspired warriors of Islam, led by Ghalib-bin-Isar, and the fundamentalists of the Crux Decussata Permuta. The secret held securely within Rozabal for two millennia threatens to upset the world's balance of power. Zipping around the world caught up in a whirlwind of events, people, religion and time, from Jesus to Muhammad; from the Crusades to 9/11; from the Vatican to the White House; from Skull & Bones to the Illuminati; from Buddhist meditation to past-life regression; from the Virgin birth to nuclear destruction; and from Mary Magdalene to Osama-bin-Laden; The Rozabal Line has it all.