The foundation of democracy, the genesis of the Olympic Games, the cradle of Western thinking; the inspiration of the Renaissance–the world owes Ancient Greece a lot more than one might think.
Home to humanities greatest philosophers like Socrates, Aristotle and Plato, this era is enriched with a wealth of fascinating events. Spanning over a period of seven centuries and reigning over large territories stretching as far as Southwest Asia and the entire Mediterranean, the kingdoms of Greece were able to imbue half the world with their beautiful culture, art, literature and innovative thinking.
Learn how to build authentic relationships by finding out as much as you can about the other person in a way that leaves them understood and affirmed. Sounds simple, right? With practice it is easy, but the energy and approach you bring to the conversation are essential.
In The Coffee Shop Interview, we discuss how to create a safe space for your conversation, how to prepare, how to set the right tone. After the interview, you’ll be able to determine if what you’re offering is a perfect fit for them. Reach out to prospects and customers based on a desire to help. When you present your idea, you base your message on what they said, not using an unwelcome sales pitch.
The largest known meteorite has been discovered, entombed in the earth for millions of years on a frigid, desolate island off the southern tip of Chile. At four thousand tons, this treasure seems impossible to move. New York billionaire Palmer Lloyd is determined to have this incredible find for his new museum.
Stocking a cargo ship with the finest scientists and engineers, he builds a flawless expedition. But from the first approach to the meteorite, people begin to die. A frightening truth is about to unfold: The men and women of the Rolvaag are not taking this ancient, enigmatic object anywhere. It is taking them.
Kate Stanislaski Kimball is done with glamour and fame; she has come home to make a fresh start. The only thing more perfect than the beautiful–dilapidated–building she’s bought for her new dance school is Brody O’Connell, the frustrating and surprisingly fascinating contractor she’s hired for the renovation.
As a single father, Brody is determined to resist Kate’s effortless allure. But how long can a man hold out against his own heart?
Grab the entire boxed set of The Adventures of Maggie Parker today! If smart phones and GPS rule the world – why am I hunting a magic compass to save the planet?
Austin Detective Maggie Parker has seen some weird things in her day, but finding a surly gnome rooting through her garage beats all. Her world is about to be turned upside down in a frantic search for 4 Elementals. Not 3, not 5…but 4. Why is it always 4? Each one has an artifact that can keep the Earth humming along, but they need her to unite them first. Unless the forces against her get there first. A compass, a telescope and untapped magic are her only tools. Will she join forces with an army of gnomes? Can she get the hang of even a simple spell to defend herself?
Emma-Joy Ferris likes mall cop work, even though it’s a bit more humdrum than the military policing she did in the army. But there’s no time to be bored when someone ‘liberates’ a 15-foot python from the Herpetology Hut, and a mannequin turns out to be a very real corpse.
Laura DiSilverio is the national bestselling author of more than a dozen mystery novels, including the Book Club Mystery series, the Mall Cop Mysteries, and The Reckoning Stones, a Library Journal “Pick of the Month.”
A laugh-out-loud, quirky new middle grade series that looks at bullying in an entirely new and inventive way.
Sawyer’s grandfather was part Stegosaurus, so it wasn’t a complete surprise when puberty included growing spikes and a tail. But when the kids who bully him at school go missing it’s up to Sawyer and his friends, Elliott and Sylvie, to solve the mystery.
A highly decorated captain in the U.S. Army, Luis Montalván never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home from combat, however, his physical wounds and crippling post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. He wondered if he would ever recover.
Then Luis met Tuesday, a sensitive golden retriever trained to assist the disabled. Tuesday had lived among prisoners and at a home for troubled boys, and he found it difficult to trust in or connect with a human being–until Luis.
A loved one dies. Your world is upended. The emotional pain can be intense. Your heart begins asking questions. “Am I going crazy? Am I going to make it? Where is God in all this?”
Many of the people around you don’t know what to say or do. They utter cliches and platitudes. “It’s okay. You’re strong. You’ll get through this.” You need something more than this – far more. And most of all, you need the comfort of God’s presence. You need to experience his compassion and love. You need to know he is walking with you in your pain and grief. And that’s what Grief Walk is all about.
Big brother Owen O’Connell was only sixteen when his father mysteriously disappeared, forcing him to become a father figure to his five younger siblings. If you were to ask them, they’d say Owen is the perfect older brother with the perfect life: He’s single, a plumber, working his own hours in a close-knit community. Owen, though, knows that appearances are often deceiving.
When he is called to a plumbing emergency at the local high school after a grad prank goes wrong, he finds his old rival Tessa Brooks, now a teacher, holding a broken pipe in the middle of the flood, thinking she can fix the problem. However, the two soon make a horrifying discovery: the body of a student tucked away in a closet…
Military contractor Kyle Logan’s luck has gone from bad to worse ever since he returned home to Philadelphia following an injury by an IED in Iraq. First, his marriage crumbles, then his career after he’s pushed to the brink and assaults his wife’s lover, who is also her divorce attorney.
When Kyle’s shady best friend turns up and offers him a “once in a lifetime” chance to regain his job and his life, all for just a couple night’s work, Kyle figures he’s got nothing to lose. The police, Philly Irish Mob and a couple of drug cartels all think otherwise. Now forced to fight for his life, and those around him, Kyle must turn to allies from his old neighborhood in a desperate effort to stay alive and out of prison.
When Angela Ellis returns to her childhood home on St. Nabor Island, South Carolina, her junior year of college interrupted indefinitely by her mother’s death, she doesn’t know how she’ll ever be able to function in the world without her mother’s love, support, and guidance.
Soon after her mother’s funeral, strange sounds begin to trouble her in the night, sounds she swears are her mother’s angry voice. In an effort to find peace for herself and for her mother’s restless spirit, Angela begins a ghost hunt that makes her friends fear for her sanity and that leads her to more questions than answers…
Mark Ai goes to work every day as a PC repairman, but fixing computers is just a cover job.
Along with his mission managing the observation team, he’s attempting to fill in as a parent for a teenage neighbor, provide a good home for a dog, and pick up a little money on the side. It’s a juggling act that understandably leads to breaking a few rules, but things really start spinning out of control when competing aliens arrive.
Meet Maggie Fortenberry, a still beautiful former Miss Alabama. To others, Maggie’s life seems practically perfect–she’s lovely, charming, and a successful agent at Red Mountain Realty. Still, Maggie can’t help but wonder how she wound up living a life so different from the one she dreamed of as a child.
But just when things seem completely hopeless, and the secrets of Maggie’s past drive her to a radical plan to solve it all, Maggie discovers, quite by accident, that everybody, it seems, has at least one little secret.
He tried to take my life. Instead, I took his. It was a long time ago. I remember it was dark, and I didn’t see my killer until it was too late. As I died, my hand touched his. That’s when the first switch took place. Suddenly, I was looking through the eyes of my killer, and I was watching myself die.
Now switching is easy. I can jump from body to body, have any life, be anyone. Some people touch lives. Others take them. I do both.
Rory Abernathy’s wedding to Liam Bastian turned into a bloodbath. She fled after stabbing a masked intruder, just before a gunman opened fire on the wedding party. Five years on, Rory still has no idea who was behind the attacks. Fearful she and her daughter remain targets, she’s made a new life far from Liam and the wealthy, powerful Bastians.
But even in remote Point Roberts, Washington, she can’t hide from the past. Liam tracks Rory down, stunned to learn they have a child. Did someone in Rory’s family try to kill him for his portion of the Bastian estate? As they gradually overcome distrust in search of the truth, Rory knows one thing for certain: someone is watching her…
An eight-year heartache. An eye-opening reunion. Promises to keep – and protect – at any cost. From the outside, Jacquie Glenayre seems to have it all. A beautiful and brilliant woman with a successful career in corporate law, nobody could suspect that she harbors a painful secret past filled with tragedy, loss, betrayal, and heartbreak.
When a hunt for her truant sister in the heart of Las Vegas–the original Sin City–in an attempt to fulfill her dying parents’ final wish turns into night of passion spent with Ben, the brother of the heir to the Riddley fortune, Harvard student Jacquie wants to put it all behind her. But things take a turn when she falls pregnant, and decides to give up her academic aspirations to raise her son Josh…
When boundaries are broken, love is put to the test… Ronny, the owner of a large cosmetics company and student in a course on art, is swept into a serious adventure, when an ordinary tour around Switzerland leads him and another student named Ariella into a global conspiracy that could shatter his world and project of a lifetime to pieces.
While Ronny is far away from home, his wife, Suzy, who misses him terribly, finds herself in a troublesome situation with Shuki, an agent in the cosmetics industry…