Within our world exists a much darker world only known to a select few. Some are identified as "gifted" and brought to a special institute where they develop their own unique talent and understanding of this world within our world. It is here Kassia finds out her talent is both dangerous and difficult to control. She has the ability to inflict pain on an individual within her sight. It is only after a friend is being attacked that she realizes her talent is much more powerful when she brings death to the attackers. Little did she know that use of such a powerful talent alerted demons to her existence. Suddenly she is on the run with her best friend, who ironically is immune to her power, and a new kid at school she was falling for. Realizing she can't outrun the demons, she seeks the guidance of a local shaman. The shaman explains the only escape is through her own death. In order to protect her friends and institute, she sets out to do just that.
THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE BY Shirley Harris Reed INTRODUCTION Jackie realized that there's another way to live and one day he would find that way, no matter what he had to do. He was determined that he would not turn out like his father Ben..His father had never learned how to treat his family. Jackie's childhood was unbelievably horrid and violent, but He knew just how to treat his wife Lynn and his sweet child Laura, the love of his life. He always wanted the best for his family. "Things don't always turn out like we want, but yet never give up" Jackie thought. Paula was the quiet one. She always wanted to be at her mother's side. Jackie fell as if Laura was turning out just like his father, it was devastating for him, Jackie believed that anyone could survive in any situation with God on their side, if they just believed.
The next book in the Sacrifice saga. An urban tale of the streets. Murder, betrayal, lies, sex and money.
The Jersey insiders who died in German prisons and concentration camps during the occupation, 1940-1945.
As blood spilled from his body and pooled beneath him, Luther Khadafi Fuller believed that he was taking his last breath after being stabbed in the Beaumont Pen. But he was wrong. It wasn't his day to die. Over time his wounds healed, but his heart was forever scarred. The man who had made the Ultimate Sacrifice for him had tried to take his life all because he slept with the man's baby s mother. One year later and back on the streets, Khadafi wants nothing more than to punish the two men responsible for his near demise Tony Coleman and Ameen. Charles Lil' Cee Gooding was suspected to have snitched on his men about a murder that happened in the shower room in a Beaumont Pen. The truth was he never told a soul about the murder. As a result of that suspicion, his mother and three-year-old sister paid the ultimate price with their lives. Newly released from prison, Lil' Cee is determined to exact revenge on the one man left that he knows killed his family . . . Khadafi. Rakemie Kemie Bryant loves Khadafi with all her heart, but a secret from her past has resurfaced and it s about to change all of their lives forever, in this ULTIMATE SACRIFICE II.
Our story begins in the tainted south, where America is not the land of the free that we sing of. In 1934, injustice is alive; and it is not well with the sons of slavery. What does one woman do to save her child from the cotton fields? What would you do? By the time Versa Lee is delivered from the soul-bending cycle of auction and plantation, she has only one goal: The ULTIMATE Sacrifice.
Betrayal is worse than slaughter. That s what Antonio Ameen Felder always instilled in his friends. When a murder at the prison threatens to incarcerate them all for life, one man decides to sacrifice himself to free the others. All he asks in return is for his family to be taken care of. Luther Khadafi Fuller is the leader of the recently freed trio. He takes his two friends Boo and Umar on a ride they will never forget through the streets of DC. Take a ride with these three men as they make love and money, while trying not to forget the man they left behind. When one wrong move causes things to spiral out of control, can their bond survive the viciousness of the streets? Will their lives be spared? Or will their promises to each other be forgotten? The Ultimate Sacrifice is a story of love, life, money, sex, betrayal and murder. This is a page turner that you won t be able to put down.
Kassia is a 16-year-old girl just trying to have a normal life. This is somewhat difficult because she has the ability to inflict pain on others with her mind, which is why she was sent to a special institute for kids with various gifts. It is here Kassia met her best friend Mira. Their lives will change forever after Mira is attacked and Kassia finds out her talent is much more powerful when she saves her. Little did she know that this act would attract the attention of demons. Suddenly, she is on the run from them with her boyfriend, Mira, and a few of their close friends. Realizing she can't outrun the demons, she seeks the guidance of a shaman. The shaman tells her the heart breaking news that the only way to protect her friends and the institute is through her own death. Join Kassia on her journey of friendship, love, and the conflicts she must face to protect those around her. The Ultimate Sacrifice is recommended for grade 9 and up. The Ultimate Sacrifice is the FIRST book in The Gifted Teens Series. Roots and Wings is the SECOND book in The Gifted Teens Series. Unbreakable is the THIRD book in The Gifted Teens Series.
Give the streets an inch and the streets will take a mile. They will also destroy a man's soul. Antonio "Ameen" Felder learns this through the most painful of circumstances. Finally a free man with the love of his children and the woman of his dreams beside him, Antonio prays that the streets allow him to chill so that he never has to go back behind the wall. Set on creating a decent life for his family, he squashes all beef with his enemy, puts his dark, murderous past far behind, and like the ultimate hustler, pursues his dreams. The streets, however, disregard this gangster's prayer and commits the most diabolical of deeds against him, resurrecting the old Antonio out of the trenches and back into beast mode. Now all bets are off and he takes no prisoners, leaving the guilty and collateral damage in his wake. This sacrifice may be the greatest Antonio has ever offered.--Back cover.
"Their face off was inevitable, but neither man knew exactly when it would happen. Antonio 'Ameen' Felder is an irresistible force destined to collide with an immovable object in Khadafi Fuller. They were once friends, bound by blood and sacrifice but now they are bitter enemies who both want to bring the other's demise. The line between love and hate is thin. And as Khadafi struggles to find out why someone shot Kemie, the love of his life, a man who once loved him now hates him and is hunting him. Tyrone 'CJ' Carter has just learned that Khadafi was behind the murder of their best friend Bean and his appetite for vengeance knows no bounds. With the fathers of her children determined to kill one another, whose side does Shawnay take knowing that she is the cause of it all? Detective Maurice Tolliver wants nothing more than to solve the riddle of the many murders that are taking place in DC and to put the men responsible, Khadafi and T.J. in prison forever"--P.  of cover.
Their face off is inevitable, but neither man knows exactly when it will happen. Antonio ""Ameen"" Felder is an irresistible force destined to collide with an immovable object in Khadafi Fuller. They were once friends, bound by blood and sacrifice, but now they are bitter enemies who both want to bring the other's demise. The line between love and hate is thin. And as Khadafi struggles to find out why someone shot Kemie, the love of his life, a man who once loved him now hates him and is hunting him. When Tyrone ""TJ"" Carter learns that Khadafi is behind the murder of their best friend, Bean, his appetite for vengeance knows no bounds. With the fathers of her children determined to kill one another, whose side does Shawnay take knowing that she is the cause of it all? Detective Maurice Tolliver wants nothing more than to solve the riddle of the many murders taking place in DC and to put the men responsible, Khadafi and TJ in prison forever.
Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team SIX, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators.* When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, “I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me.” Long before Adam Brown became a member of the elite SEAL Team SIX—the counterterrorism unit that took down Osama bin Laden—he was a fun-loving country boy from Hot Springs, Arkansas, whose greatest goal had been to wear his high school’s football jersey. An undersized daredevil, prone to jumping off roofs into trees and off bridges into lakes, Adam was a kid who broke his own bones but would never break a promise to his parents. But after high school, Adam fell in with the wrong crowd and his family watched as his appetite for risk dragged him into a downward spiral that eventually landed him in jail. Battling his inner demons on a last-chance road to redemption, Adam had one goal: to become the best of the best—a US Navy SEAL. An absorbing chronicle of heroism and humanity, Fearless presents an indelible portrait of a highly trained warrior who would enter a village with weapons in hand to hunt terrorists, only to come back the next day with an armload of shoes and meals for local children. It is a deeply personal, revealing glimpse inside the SEAL Team SIX brotherhood that also shows how these elite operators live out the rest of their lives, away from danger, as husbands, fathers and friends. Fearless is the story of a man of extremes, whose courage and determination was fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. It’s about a man who waged a war against his own worst impulses and persevered to reach the top tier of the US military. Always the first to volunteer for the most dangerous assignments, Adam’s final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice. Adam Brown was a devoted man who was an unlikely hero but a true warrior, described by all who knew him as fearless*. Review Praise for *Fearless* As a rule, we don t endorse books or movies or anything regarding the command where I work - and Adam Brown worked - but as the author writes in Fearless, you have to know the rules, so you know when to bend or break them This is one of those times. Read this book. Period. It succeeds where all the others have failed. *-Anonymous SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown s zest for life led him down a few dark alleys and more than one dead end. Kind-hearted and wild, Adam led a life that lacked direction. God, a woman, and the U.S. Navy gave it to him. Fearless is a love story...several love stories: a man for his woman, a warrior for his team, parents for kids, and soldiers for their country. There is no greater love than that a man lay down his life for his friends. Be warned - reading Fearless will change the way you see the world. - Stu Weber, veteran Green Beret, pastor, and author of Tender Warrior When people know they are going to die, often their one regret is that they didn t say I love you enough. Adam Brown never had to worry. His life was about love: love of God, family, friends, country, his fellow SEALs, and the Afghan children who worshipped him. In his latest book, Fearless, Eric Blehm does a marvelous and moving job uncovering the man - the men - beneath the SEAL mythology of elite, rock-hard warriors, renowned for their courage and skill. The SEALs in Fearless hug their children, seek comfort from their wives, wear Batman briefs, answer to names like Big Bird and Fozzy, mourn lost buddies, and risk their lives to rescue civilians from the field of fire. This is a stirring, revelatory, heartbreaking story. * - James Campbell, author of The Last Frontiersman and Ghost Mountain Boys This is not another SEAL book about ego; this is a powerful book about perseverance that will absolutely inspire everybody. Adam was a warrior in the truest sense - courageous, compassionate, intrepid, and humble. And his dedication to God, country, family, and the Brotherhood was genuine and exceptional. This book will motivate you to challenge yourself to be. . .fearless. * - SEAL teammate of Adam Brown, BUD/S Class 226 There is a quote from the Bible etched onto the memorial that stands in the shadow of World Trade Center steel that resembles a massive trident: Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said Here am I. Send me ; That was Adam Brown. Fearless is a clear and deeply honest portrait of an authentic American man who lived and loved with an intrepid personal velocity. For most of us, the failures and disappointments in life take their toll. Not for Adam Brown. He vanquished all life s heartbreaks with faith, humility, and hard work. His commitment to his family and his friends helped forge Adam Brown into the rarest of warriors. Long live the Brotherhood Kurt Johnstad, screenwriter, Act of Valor and 300 Fearless stands unique among works of modern combat literature through author Eric Blehm s masterful weaving of a fallen Navy SEAL s professional war-fighting life with his complex personal victories and travails. Rich in detail and captivating in its honesty, you won t put Fearless down once you read the first page. Read it and prepare to learn a whole new world of life as a Navy SEAL. - Ed Darack, author of Victory Point --Hardcover Reviews About the Author Eric Blehm is the best-selling author of The Only Thing Worth Dying For, which recounts the harrowing story of the first Special Forces A-team to infiltrate Taliban-held southern Afghanistan weeks after 9/11. It was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. The author's The Last Season, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award, was named by Outside magazine as one of the ten greatest adventure biographies ever written. Blehm lives in California with his wife and children.