National Bestseller Winner of England’s Booker Prize and the literary sensation of the year, Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and triumphant love story. It is the tale of a pair of young scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets. As they uncover their letters, journals, and poems, and track their movements from London to Yorkshire—from spiritualist séances to the fairy-haunted far west of Brittany—what emerges is an extraordinary counterpoint of passions and ideas. An exhilarating novel of wit and romance, an intellectual mystery, and a triumphant love story. This tale of a pair of young scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets became a huge bookseller favorite, and then on to national bestellerdom.
In smooth, scathing, and (at times) unsettling prose that is interwoven with the unique and beautiful culture of Louisiana, Rachel Jackson delivers a touching tale of two Black women who, despite their differences, find an unlikely solidarity in one another. Their time together is fleeting, but they are bonded together irrevocably by the objects (and the people) they’ve chosen as their own. In southwest Louisiana where the heat is home, two ladies share an otherwise mundane dinner that uncovers a dark, long-held secret full of vengeance. One, a determined, love-struck young girl dead set on winning the heart of an inattentive lover, the other, a stoic housewife who grew up in the shadows of tumult and uncertainty. With characters that grip the reader and an undercurrent of action that surges from its start to its harrowing end, Possession explores, in its own unique way, what can happen when the beautiful things we hold the closest take hold of us in return.
After her police-officer husband is killed in a terrible accident while they are wilderness camping, Joanne Lindstrom must depend for her survival on violent, cunning Duane Demich, who may have planned the accident
Vi knows the Rule: Girls don’t walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn…and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi’s future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself. But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they’re set on convincing Vi to become one of them….starting by brainwashed Zenn. Vi can’t leave Zenn in the Thinkers’ hands, but she’s wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous: everything Zenn’s not. Vi can’t quite trust Jag and can’t quite resist him, but she also can’t give up on Zenn. This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.
Toe the line between rule-following and rule-breaking in this tense and twisted start to a smart and sexy young adult dystopian romance trilogy.Vi knows the Rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn...and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi's future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself. But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they're set on convincing Vi to become one of them....starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can't leave Zenn in the Thinkers' hands, but she's wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous--everything Zenn's not. Vi can't quite trust Jag and can't quite resist him, but she also can't give up on Zenn. This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.
Joanne Lindstrom's camping trip to Washington's Cascade mountains goes terribly awry, leaving her husband dead and Joanne's only hope for survival in the hands of a twisted stranger. Reprint.
On my fourteenth birthday, I was promised to a very wealthy man... A domineering man. A powerful man. On that day, the first of two transactions were made with my very unloving parents. I became his possession.Something to own.Something to keep.An object intended only for his desire, his pleasure, and his ... indulgence.Although promised to this man, I at least remained safe ... untouched ... pure. I was to be his and his alone. On my eighteenth birthday, the second transaction took place.I escaped...But he came for me.Now, I'm his. He owns my body and my soul.And, as if all of that wasn't enough, he wants to own my heart too.I’m trying to resist him—trying to fight that irresistible monster inside of him. But, as with everything else in my life, nothing is ever that easy.Warning: Contains graphic scenes with sexual assault content. Please proceed with caution.
From the Introduction: What passes as spontaneous “social change” is in fact an organized process of satanic possession. This development is not an isolated or recent phenomenon. Western society is based on a rebellion against God and the natural and moral order. The so-called “Enlightenment” refers to Lucifer as the “light giver.” It was an assertion of the Illuminati's determination to reject Reality -- the Creator's Design – and construct an artificial reality more conducive to their interests and perversions. This is what the Cabalist bankers mean by “remaking the world” or “changing the world.” There is no way to sugarcoat this. Satanist (Cabalist) Jews and Freemasons are waging a covert war against God and man and are close to achieving victory. Many Jews and Freemasons have been a subversive force throughout history - the real reason for anti Semitism. Of course, the majority of Jews (and Christians) aren't aware of this process of satanic possession. We have all succumbed to it. Passing as “secularism” and “humanism,” Satanism is the secret religion of the West.
Every city has its own side of Hell; a mirror reflection resting just below its surface, teeming with hordes of demons and vengeful spirits. The only thing keeping them at bay is a dwindling group of unique individuals: Reverse Possessors, those with the inherited ability to exorcise demons from a victim by trapping them in their own bodies, where the evil spirit eventually shrivels up and dies. Problem is, the Church has stopped all support for this kind of activity, and Reverse Possessors, “Rippers” for short, are losing their heritage. Of course, twenty-two-year-old Amaya Gascon doesn’t really give a damn whether or not her kind are disappearing. She’s always been a loner anyhow. She likes doing things her own way. But her destiny, as well as her birthright, has something entirely different in store for her…Get ready for the second installment of This Side of Hell series with PERFECT EVIL:BOOK 2
Stevan Davies offers a fascinating reading of the Gospels... -- Elaine Pagels
The Sons of Odin motorcycle club is back! Violetta Rand follows up Persuasion (“A seriously sexy thrill ride!”—Stacey Kennedy) with a sizzling short novel that takes passion to the brink of chaos . . . and beyond. Ambitious young attorney Tina Bethel doesn’t have time for commitment, but she wouldn’t pass up some hot, no-strings sex with the right guy—like Sons of Odin officer Vincent Ramos. Six feet, five inches of solid muscle and biker masculinity, he revs Tina up like no man ever has. The trouble is, every time they get physical, Tina’s cravings are never quenched—because Vincent always pumps the brakes before the point of no return. With her sexy body packaged in a short skirt, Tina’s enough to drive any man crazy. Vincent isn’t sure how he’s resisted her shameless come-ons. He just knows that if he gives in, he won’t be able to stop—and after two failed marriages, he can’t afford any more broken promises. But when a disgruntled client of Tina’s starts stalking her, Vincent has to make up his mind about his true feelings—fast. Because if he’s willing to put his body in the line of fire, he should be able to risk his heart in the name of love. Praise for Possession “Violetta Rand puts the romance into her 1%er! Vincent is enough to make any reader swoon. I loved the ride!”—Megan Crane, USA Today bestselling author of Make You Burn and Edge of Temptation “I thoroughly enjoyed Possession, a great read with a smoking-hot MC hero and a fun heroine.”—Carla Swafford, author of Hidden Heat“Sizzling chemistry and a heart-melting biker hero will leave you unable to put the book down. The gripping suspense might have something to do with that too.”—Stina Lindenblatt, author of This One Moment“There’s plenty of conflict [and] sexual tension in Rand’s second Sons of Odin MC romance. The byplay between Tina and Vincent is worth the read.”—RT Book Reviews“Violetta rocked another book in this series and she keeps adding more and more suspense. . . . She knows how to write an amazing end in every one of her books!”—Collector of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends “This was a good book! Twist, turns and some copulating! Vincent is such a sweetheart and I love the lengths that he’ll go to protect Tina.”—Once Upon an Alpha “The loving is hot. The characters have depth and there is plenty of action, all the things that count in my book to make for a great read.”—Xtreme Delusions“Wow! Just wow! I still can’t catch my breath after this one. Rand melds steam with suspense, red-hot romance with genuine feelings, and places it all amidst the dangerous world of an MC. I was captivated from cover to cover.”—Confessions of a Bibliophile“Give up Netflix for a day, grab a healthy snack, and relax! A one-sitting must-read!”—Happy Ever After Book Reviews “I enjoyed this book [and] I loved Vincent.”—A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews “Sizzling . . . Rand just keeps the romantic hits coming with Possession.”—WTF Are You Reading? Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
The legend of the werewolf is as old as man himself. From Ed and Lorraine Warren, the world's most famous demonologists, comes perhaps their most incredible and horrifying case: the true story of William Ramsey, whose bizarre seizures terrified the English town of Southend-on-Sea. Believing Ramsey to be a victim of demonic possession, the Warrens arranged for the rite of exorcism to be performed. Not since the exorcist shocked the nation has there been such a such a horrifying account of a supernatural battle between good and evil within the soul of one human. Don t miss the Warrens' blockbuster films The Conjuring and Annabelle (in theaters October, 2014.) Books by Ed & Lorraine Warren also include Graveyard, Ghost Hunters, The Haunted, In a Dark Place, and Satan's Harvest.
A riveting account of private art collectors' passion from Roman times to the present Whether it's the discovery of $1.6 billion in Nazi-looted art or the news that Syrian rebels are looting UNESCO archaeological sites to buy arms, art crime commands headlines. Erin Thompson, America's only professor of art crime, explores the dark history of looting, smuggling, and forgery that lies at the heart of many private art collections and many of the world's most renowned museums. Enlivened by fascinating personalities and scandalous events, Possession shows how collecting antiquities has been a way of creating identity, informed by a desire to annex the past while providing an illicit thrill along the way. Thompson's accounts of history's most infamous collectors—from the Roman Emperor Tiberius, who stole a life-sized nude Greek statue for his bedroom, to Queen Christina of Sweden, who habitually pilfered small antiquities from her fellow aristocrats, to Sir William Hamilton, who forced his mistress to enact poses from his collection of Greek vases—are as mesmerizing as they are revealing.
Editorial Reviews"Sorry Christian and Gideon, there’s a new heartthrob for you to contend with. Meet Talon. Talon Steel."-Booktopia "Possession brings Talon Steel's story to a conclusion, wrapping up a thrilling mystery intertwined with some amazingly hot sex scenes... the buildup to the protagonists discovery keeps the pages moving at a rapid-fire pace. "-RT Book Reviews"I'm dead from the strongest book hangover ever. Helen exceeded every expectation I had for this book. It was heart pounding, heartbreaking, intense, full throttle genius. "-Tina at Bookalicious Babes Blog"WOAH. Helen Hardt has truly blown me away with this series. It is dark, emotional, intense, horrifying, and utterly beautiful all mixed together. "-Pretty Little Book Reviews"Such a beautiful torment - the waiting, the anticipation, the relief that only comes briefly before more questions arise, and the wait begins again... Check. Mate. Ms. Hardt..."-Bare Naked Words"The love scenes are beautifully written and so scorching hot I’m fanning my face just thinking about them."-The Book SirensSynopsisJade Roberts’s love for Talon Steel is the real deal, and she’s more determined than ever to help him come to grips with whatever is haunting him. To that end, she continues her investigation of the Steels…and unknowingly attracts some dangerous foes from their shrouded history.Talon loves Jade deeply and longs to possess her forever, so he faces his worst fears and exposes his rawest wounds in an attempt to heal. The road is icy and treacherous, but if he perseveres and comes out whole on the other side, he’ll finally be worthy of Jade’s love.The untamed passion between the two still blazes, but as the horrors of Talon’s past resurface, Jade and Talon aren’t safe…
Steel Brothers Saga Series Helen Hardt Collection 3 Books Bundle includes Titles in this collection :- Obsession, Possession, Craving. Description:- Obsession ade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined to find out what it is. The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her and now his desire has become his obsession. He knows she deserves better than his broken soul, but he can t stay away from her, and he finally confesses his love. If he and Jade are to have a future, he knows he must make peace with the dark shadows and horrors of his past. Possession Jade Roberts s love for Talon Steel is the real deal, and she s more determined than ever to help him come to grips with whatever is haunting him. To that end, she continues her investigation of the Steels and unknowingly attracts some dangerous foes from their shrouded history. Talon loves Jade deeply and longs to possess her forever, so he faces his worst fears and exposes his rawest wounds in an attempt to heal. Craving After being left at the altar, Jade Roberts seeks solace at her best friend's ranch on the Colorado western slope. Her humiliation still ripe, she doesn't expect to be attracted to her friend's reticent brother, but when the gorgeous cowboy kisses her, all bets are off. Talon Steel is broken. Having never fully healed from a horrific childhood trauma, he simply exists, taking from women what is offered and giving nothing in return...until Jade Roberts catapults into his life. She is beautiful, sweet, and giving, and his desire for her becomes a craving he fears he'll never be able to satisfy.
Tells a story of injustice and passionate resistance to religious persecution in the last years of Queen Elizabeth's reign. Through an analysis of a sensational series of demonic possessions and exorcisms, this book highlights the existence of controversies in print in the late Elizabethan period of the kind that would one day lead to civil war.
One On One With SatanA chilling and highly convincing account of possession and exorcism in modern America, hailed by NBC Radio as "one of the most stirring books on the contemporary scene."
The one thing that obsesses, captivates, and seduces me? Money. I’m a self-made billionaire, and running my business empire means I’ve got better things to do than bother with women. They can throw themselves at me all they want—I can’t be tempted. Until my newest executive secretary’s first day on the job. One glance at her and I forget about spreadsheets and quarterly earnings, because her curves are pure sin. Her mouth is the wickedest distraction I’ve ever seen. And I swear she’s begging me to f*ck her with those huge, green, innocent eyes. I’m not just her boss—I’m the CEO of the whole company. I shouldn’t touch her, let alone bend her over my desk and make her moan my name. And I absolutely can’t possess Vivienne the way I really want to, letting her slake my dark desires. But I also can’t stay away… I’m not about to fall for my boss. Dominic Wilder thinks he can take whatever he wants just because he’s rich and successful…not to mention his chiseled body and intense, dominating glare. Just because he makes me want to climb into his private jet and let him have his way with me right now doesn’t mean I will. Here’s the thing: I’m not just one of his secretaries… I’m an undercover FBI agent investigating him, and I’m on the verge of a breakthrough. This mission could make my entire career—there’s no way I’m jeopardizing it for some nice abs and a little whispered dirty talk. Or even a lot of whispered dirty talk, not to mention his hands all over me, making me feel things I’ve never felt before. Even one kiss would be too reckless… Reckless Kiss is a steamy, suspenseful billionaire romance with adult language, no cheating, and a happily ever after that will melt your heart.
Noted psychologist Dr. Edith Fiore explains how to detect spirit possession in yourself and others, how to protect yourself from entities, how to release your home from displaced spirits, and how to perform a depossession. Filled with shocking case histories.