Chaos is not pretty it is like feeling a hundred things, hearing a hundred voices, and somewhere in the riot we tend to lose ourselves and lose direction in our heads. This book is the truth, it is everything we have been feeling and running away from for so long.
"A surprising mix of romance and adventure...highly recommended." ~ Midwest Book Review While most seventeen year-olds work part-time delivering pizzas or whipping up frappuccinos, Brady O’Connell’s job is a little less conventional. Helping his dad with the family ‘business’ is a responsibility he doesn’t take lightly, especially when thousands of dollars are being exchanged. There are rules to be followed, timetables to be kept. But when his best friend Jay gets backstage concert tickets, and business interferes with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet their favorite band, Brady decides to break the rules, just one time. And one time is all it takes to send his life spinning out of control. When an envelope full of cash ends up in the wrong hands—specifically in the hands of a pretty red-head named Vivienne—things get messy in a hurry. Where Vivienne goes, a whole lot of chaos seems to follow. But sometimes…chaos can be a beautiful thing. From the author of Hope for Garbage comes another fast-moving, emotionally-charged tale, full of plot twists that will keep you guessing, and true-to-life characters you will root for. Most of all, this is a story of first love—crazy, chaotic first love—love that hits us hard, and never lets go.
BEAUTIFUL CHAOS IS PART MEMOIR/PART SELF-HELP THAT FORCES US TO CONSIDER LIFE FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE SPECTRUM. WE TAKE THE GOOD WITH THE BAD BUT ONLY IF WE CAN LEARN FROM A LESSON. TOPICS SUCH AS UPBRINGING, FAMILY, FRIENDSHIP, INFLUENCE, ENVIRONMENT, OPPORTUNITY AND DREAMS. THIS IS A AN EVERYDAY CONVERSATION THAT WE ALL HAVE ABOUT RECOGNIZING, LEARNING AND LIVING ABOUT LIFE AND GETTING OUT OF OUR OWN WAY.
Prolifik Tha Poet is a proud father of 7 and a serial caramel M&M eater. He's a self proclaimed innovative poet who claims to Inhale Life and Exhale Education because he aspires to inspire before he expires. In his spare time he stunt doubles for Batman while living a mild mannered life as a writer who lives with bipolar disorder. His major source of inspiration is the love of his life,Alexandra and she's the main reason why he exists. After battling with depression,bipolar disorder,suicidal ideations and several attempts,she remained by his side,blessed him with a child,and kept him focused on the ultimate goal.This collection. He lived a life of abuse,street life,and near death experiences,but persevered and became the man and father he is today.
Falling Star is book two in the Beautiful Chaos Trilogy. (You'll need to read Shooting Star first).* "Holy hotness. Move over Gideon and Eva. The shower scene in Falling Star is the sexiest I've ever read" - Hot Heroes Books.* "I am speechless after reading this. Once I started I could not put this down; I loved every single second of this book" - Sammie's Book Blog.* "The twists and turns in this book make for an addictive, page-turning sequel. Not to mention the sexual chemistry which jumps off the page." - Jackie's Favorite Reads* Sex-addict Jake is stunned after hearing Star's shocking secret--she's not who he thought she was--and he now wants to keep her at a distance, afraid of hurting her. But the more he ignores Star, the keener she is for his attention. And with the beautiful young actress being forced by her contract to live in Jake's house, neither can get away from each other.* But the arrival of a third party changes the game. And when Star doesn't come home, or to the set the next day . . . Jake knows he could have lost her for good.* Part 3, Shining Star, the conclusion to the series, is OUT NOW!
The DeMao gang is back, but this time we'll delve into the life of Dakaden "Big" DeMao. Big has everything going for himself; from being a successful business owner to being a member of his family's notorious crime operation. Things couldn't be better for Big, especially after finding true love with his girlfriend, Aimee. But when Big is forced to choose between what he wants and what he needs, he is faced with a detrimental predicament.When certain situations start to interfere with his relationship Aimee, Big contemplates doing something he said he would never do. Follow Big and Aimee in this enthralling drama as their patience and love is put to the test.
Book 3 in The Beautiful Chaos Trilogy (You need to read Shooting Star and Falling Star first).*The story continues . . . *In a terrifying turn of events Star discovers the truth about who her kidnapper is. She can trust no one. But before she has a chance to process her revelations, something happens that changes her life forever. *But is she in love with the wrong man? And just how far will she go to protect him? *This is the third and last part of the Beautiful Chaos Trilogy. #1 Shooting Star#2 Falling Star #3 Shining Star **Sexy strong language and situations*
Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home from the Great Barrier, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena's Claiming. Even Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals is affected -- and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What -- or who -- will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He's being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it's not Lena -- and the mysterious figure is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself -- forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and he's afraid to ask. Sometimes there's no going back. And this time there won't be a happy ending.SPECIAL BONUS: Includes "Dream Dark," a thrilling short story set before Beautiful Chaos. When Link joined his best friend, Ethan Wate, on a quest through a mysterious network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, he knew the journey would be dangerous. But he had no idea it would change his life forever.
"Beautiful Chaos is an extraordinary journey of Carey Perloff and her theatre, ACT. Their continued evolution and ability to define and re-define themselves with courage, tenacity, and bravery allow them to confront what seem like insurmountable odds. This continues to shape and inspire Carey and those who work with her."--Olympia Dukakis, Academy Award-winning actress"Carey Perloff's lively, outspoken memoir of adventures in running and directing theatre will be a key document in the story of playmaking in America."--Tom Stoppard, Playwright"Carey Perloff, quite literally, raised a vibrant new theater from the rubble of an old one. This refreshingly honest account of her triumphs and misfires over the past two decades is both a fascinating read and an invaluable handbook for anyone attempting such a labor of love."--Armistead Maupin, author of Tales of the City"Carey Perloff's marvel of a book is part memoir of a working mother, a passionate artist, a woman flourishing in a male-dominated craft- and part lavish love letter to theater. It is as lively, thoughtful, and insightful an account I have ever read about the art form. This one is for any person who has ever sat in the dark and been spellbound by the transformative power of theater."--Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner"Carey Perloff is a veteran of the regional theatre wars. Beautiful Chaos is her vivacious account of her ambitious work commanding San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre (ACT). The book exudes Perloff's trademark brio: smart, outspoken, full of fun and ferment."--John Lahr, author of Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh"This is an engaged, engaging, deeply intelligent, and passionate account of why the theatre matters and how it works in a city and in a society. It is also a fascinating and essential chapter in the history of San Francisco itself, as well as the story of a committed theatre artist's determination and vision."--Colm Toibin, author of Nora WebsterCarey Perloff, Artistic Director of San Francisco's legendary American Conservatory Theater, pens a lively and revealing memoir of her twenty-plus years at the helm and delivers a provocative and impassioned manifesto for the role of live theater in today's technology-infused world.Perloff's personal and professional journey—her life as a woman in a male-dominated profession, as a wife and mother, a playwright, director, producer, arts advocate, and citizen in a city erupting with enormous change—is a compelling, entertaining story for anyone interested in how theater gets made. She offers a behind-the-scenes perspective, including her intimate working experiences with well-known actors, directors, and writers, including Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Robert Wilson, David Strathairn, and Olympia Dukakis.Whether reminiscing about her turbulent first years as a young woman taking over an insolvent theater in crisis and transforming it into a thriving, world-class performance space, or ruminating on the potential for its future, Perloff takes on critical questions about arts education, cultural literacy, gender disparity, leadership, and power.Carey Perloff is an award-winning playwright, theater director, and the artistic director of the American Conservatory Theater of San Francisco since 1992.
Newly revised for the band's 40th anniversary, a new 2017 edition of the ultimate story of the ultimate post-punk band. Combining the chaos and vocal rasp of the Sex Pistols with a Bowie-esque glamour, the Psychedelic Furs hit the big time in the U.S. when John Hughes wrote a movie based on their early single ""Pretty in Pink."" Poised to join U2 and Simple Minds in the premier league, they withdrew behind their shades, remaining a cult act, but one with a hugely devoted following.
Parents of teens are facing a busy and tumultuous season of life. Leneita Fix shares great insight from the perspective of a parent in the middle of it, and as an experienced ministry leader. She writes like a friend, reminding parents to never give up or pass off parenting to the so-called experts. This book offers parents practical ways to understand each child, communicate more effectively, and maintain a solid heart connection. The end goal is to keep teenagers headed toward a life in Christ. It is easy for parents to get caught up in the cycle of losing their temper and giving lectures. This book provides action steps that result in more effective parenting during the chaos of the teen years. With transparency and biblical depth, the author provides easy-to-implement advice to help guide teens toward adulthood. Topics include: creating boundaries, car time connections, kids who talk and don t talk, fighting fair, and life lessons from school projects. Parents are challenged to recognize the short window of time left to parent a teen and reminded to never give up.
The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection: Eleven classic adventures. Eleven brilliant writers. One incredible Doctor.
Trust is a gift rarely given or received, and Joanna Markus knows this better than anyone. At nineteen, Joanna has her life all planned out, and getting away from the childhood town that left so many scars is her top priority. When Walter, a boy from her past, shows up unexpectedly, she learns that not everything is as it seems. Can he convince her to see life anew? And will she give into the beautiful chaos called love, or will she turn her back on it all?
There were no surprises in Gatlin County. At least, that's what I thought. Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations.Mysterious, suspenseful, and romantic, Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, and Beautiful Chaos introduce a secret world hidden in plain sight. A world where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen. Sometimes life-ending.This stunning paperback set makes the perfect gift for fans of this bestselling Southern gothic romance.