Iâm in my birthday suit, but Iâm not ready to party. When I wake up on a strange planet, my first thought is not to go streaking. Actually, itâs to find some clothes and avoid the local natives.Â Too bad they find me first.Â Instead of probing me like a normal alien, they make me their prized possession. Yay, right? Nope. Turns out they have intentions for me that are not conducive to my plan to live long and prosper. So I run like Forrest Gump.Â And smack right into another alien.Â Except this one is hot. Like fuego. However, heâs not interested in me at all. I take much umbrage and decide to seduce him to scratch an itch, as well as stay close to him so I don't die. I like sex, but I like breathing more. Just a little. Anyway, the warrior is as welcoming as a cactus, but I can sense what heâs trying to hide and it draws me to him. Will I be able to keep from probing him emotionally without getting in too deep myself? (Sexual pun intended) Only one way to find out....
Â©2020 Building Bridges Publishing (P)2021 Building Bridges Publishing
Iâm an assassin whoâs finally met my match. If only he wasnât such a jerk. All I want is to be part of the elite taskforce that will defeat our enemy, once and for all. The problem? Daryx is the one overseeing the training for the mission. Some days, Iâm not sure if I want to stab or kiss him, especially when the silver fox tells me how much he believes in me. That does something to a girlâs ego. Now, weâre fighting to bring down our enemy, but my feelings are getting in the way. Can I do my job if it means sacrificing him? Or will we both perish because my heart chooses him over logic?Â Alien Warrior Academy series: Rogue by Tana Stone - Brooke and KoranÂ Rebel by Hope Hart - Layla and ZarrynÂ Reckless by Miranda Bridges - Autumn and MikaeusÂ Ruthless by Kyra Snow - Elena and Daryx
Â©2020 Kyra Snow (P)2020 Kyra Snow
According to new research from the Public Religion Research Institute, there are over 35 million consistently progressive Christians in the United States. Majorities of American Christians support reproductive justice and LGBTQ+ rights. Yet they're erased from our public narrative - only mentioned as outliers to the fundamentalist norm. In Just Faith, progressive Christian activist and writer Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons explains how a strong religious left has accompanied every major progressive advance in our society, and he resurrects the long but forgotten history of progressive Christianity in the United States that can and must link arms with progressive Muslims and Jews to make the moral case for pluralism, human dignity, and the common good. Graves-Fitzsimmons provides a blueprint for this type of resurrection based on his advocacy work at the intersection of religion and American politics. Graves-Fitzsimmons creates a rallying cry for a bold progressive Christianity that unapologetically fights for its values to impact the biggest political battles of our time - from immigration and economic fairness to LGBTQ+ rights and abortion rights - so that progressive Christians will stop lowering their voices when they identify as Christians. "What kind of Christian are you?" they'll be asked. And they'll even be understood when they reply with a smile, "The good kind".
Â©2020 Broadleaf Books (P)2020 1517 Media
Southern lawyer and Civil War veteran, Reed Jackson, returns to his family's plantation in a wheelchair. His father deems him unfit, and deeds the Jackson holdings, including his intended bride, to a younger brother. Angry and bitter, Reed moves west to Fenton, Missouri, home to a cousin with a successful business, intending to start over.
Belle Richards, a dirt poor farm girl aching to learn how to read, cleans, cooks, and holds together her family's meager property. A violent brother and a drunken father plot to marry her off, and gain a new horse in the bargain. But Belle's got other plans, and risks her life to reach them. Reed is captivated by Belle from their first meeting, but he is wheelchair bound, and unable to protect her from violence.
Bleak times will challenge Reed and Belle's courage and dreams as they forge a new beginning from the ashes of war and ignorance. Reconstructing Jackson contains some violent scenes and some use of offensive racial language in dialogue, true to the period and circumstances.
Â©2013 Hollis Bush (P)2017 Hollis Bush