Jasper

Author: Faith Gibson
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ISBN: 9781311534927
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Jasper Jenkins was a solitary Gargoyle, feeling like he didn't truly belong to a clan, until he moved to New Atlanta and joined the Stone Society. Now that he's finally settling in, his past has reared its evil Gargoyle head and is targeting those around him, including the quirky M.E.'s assistant who happens to be his mate.Trevor McKenzie's life is no stranger to heartache and loneliness. His insecurities began when he found out he was cloned just in case his brother needed spare parts. As danger closes in, his boss confides in him that the "badass club" of gorgeous men he is surrounded by is really a Clan of Gargoyles. When he finds out he's the chosen mate of the man he considers his best friend, the most gorgeous of the badasses, his insecurities multiply. Trevor must decide if Jasper's love is real or merely a product of the mate bond.Reaching back to his warrior roots, Jasper will stop at nothing to protect his mate as well as his Clan.Warning: This book contains a relationship between a very male Gargoyle and a very male human.

Urijah

Author: Faith Gibson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781979137553
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Two Alpha Gargoyles... Urijah Aldobrand and Banyan Sorensen spend the first two hundred years of their lives together, first playing as boys, then fighting alongside each other as warriors. Urijah is searching for a female mate, denying what is in front of him his whole life. He sets off alone, in denial, leaving his best friend behind. A couple of centuries later, life has finally given Urijah what he wants until his best friend betrays him. Devastated, Uri cuts him out of his life. Banyan spends years silently loving his best friend while not so silently trying to convince him they are mates. When they part ways, Banyan carries on, going through the motions of living as a lone male. Two hundred years later, Banyan has found a life for himself in New Orleans. When he makes a grave mistake, he loses his mate for good. War is finally upon the Stone Society. Fifty of the Clan travel to Greece for battle, but not all return home. Banyan, heir to the Norse throne, is now ready to accept the crown. Not only has he kept his promises, but a lifetime of secrets as well. Urijah, at a crossroads, decides to return home, hoping to find himself. Both ending up back in Norway surrounded by family, they each must come to terms with what the fates have in store for them. Will Uri let go of his anger and forgive his old friend? Or will he once again turn his back on a future with his mate?

Stone Medicine

Author: Leslie J. Franks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620555301
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A comprehensive manual for using crystals, gems, and stones to address physical, emotional, and spiritual health conditions • Includes an extensive Materia Medica detailing the healing and spiritual properties of 200 crystals and stones based on Classical Chinese Medicine • Explores the role played by the color of each stone, its Yin and Yang qualities, crystalline structure, chemical composition, and topical and internal applications • Explains how to make stone and crystal elixirs, wear stones as healing jewelry, use them in massage and energy work, and cleanse and recharge them • Based on the oral teachings of Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen, a Taoist priest from the ancient lineage of the Jade Purity School (88th generation) masters In addition to herbalism and acupuncture, Chinese Medicine has a rich tradition of using stones as medicine, passed from generation to generation for thousands of years. In this comprehensive guide and extensive Materia Medica, Leslie J. Franks presents the Stone Medicine teachings of Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen, an 88th generation Taoist priest from the ancient lineage of the Jade Purity School, which dates to the Han dynasty, 206 BCE. Detailing the therapeutic properties of 200 gems, stones, minerals, and crystals, Franks begins with an extensive look at 15 different forms of quartz, followed by chapters on transformative stones, protective stones, nourishing stones, source energy stones, and alchemical stones. She explains the physical, emotional, and spiritual conditions each stone can treat and how their color, form, hardness, and energetic qualities affect us according to Chinese Medicine. She discusses how to make stone and crystal elixirs for internal and topical use, how to charge quartz with the healing properties of other stones, how to cleanse and recharge a stone after use, and how to combine stones to create healing formulas for individual conditions. She explains different techniques of wearing stones as healing jewelry and how to use them in massage and energy work. She examines the chemistry and sacred geometry of crystal structure, revealing how the minerals contained in the stones affect our physiology by supporting our Jing (Essence); by nourishing Qi (energy), blood, and fluids; and by clearing Wind, Cold, Damp, and Heat conditions that can lead to disease. Including a thorough primer on Traditional Chinese Medicine and backed by modern scientific research, this book explains how stones access our deepest layers, vibrating ever so slowly, to initiate deep lasting change.

Sixx

Author: Faith Gibson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533660404
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When Michael "Sixx" Gentry lost control of the beast inside, he walked away from the best thing to happen to him in 500 years. Twenty-four years later, someone points out that Sixx has a doppelganger. When he hears the man's name, Sixx realizes twenty-four years too late that the best thing to ever happen to him had been pregnant with his son when he walked away. Sixx makes the trip across the country to face someone more terrifying than any Gargoyle he's ever come up against - the mate he left behind. Desirae Rothchild, love of his life and mother to his son, is one feisty human. When she learns the truth of why Sixx left, will she forgive him? Hell, will she even believe him? If Desirae were his only obstacle, Sixx might be successful in his journey. But when the Greek King is hell bent on seeking retribution, Sixx's family is caught in the cross-fire. Sixx and Desirae must work together with the help of his Clan to save the one person who means everything to them both - their son. Book 7 in the Stone Society takes you from New Atlanta across the country to California where you are reunited with familiar faces as well as introduced to new ones."

Shades of Grey

Author: Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101159651
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The New York Times bestseller and "a rich brew of dystopic fantasy and deadpan goofiness" (The Washington Post) Welcome to Chromatacia, where the societal hierarchy is strictly regulated by one's limited color perception. And Eddie Russet wants to move up. But his plans to leverage his better-than-average red perception and marry into a powerful family are quickly upended. Juggling inviolable rules, sneaky Yellows, and a risky friendship with an intriguing Grey named Jane who shows Eddie that the apparent peace of his world is as much an illusion as color itself, Eddie finds he must reckon with the cruel regime behind this gaily painted façade.

The Last Dragonslayer

Author: Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547738471
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In his witty first novel for young readers, New York Times best-selling author Jasper Fforde introduces fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, who runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away. But when visions of the death of the world's last dragon begin, all signs point to Jennifer—and Big Magic.

Taking a Chance

Author: Maggie McGinnis
Publisher: Loveswept
ISBN: 1101967781
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A fun-loving troublemaker gives a workaholic Southern gal a real taste of Montana magic at the one and only Whisper Creek Ranch. “Maggie McGinnis just keeps getting better and better!”—Lauren Layne A rising star in the corporate world, Emma Winthrop enjoys the view from her cubicle in sunny Florida. But when she’s dispatched to a nursing home in Whisper Creek for three months of field experience, she discovers a slice of heaven made of mountains and mayhem—mostly in the form of rugged, drop-dead gorgeous Jasper Stone, who grinds his specialty beans at the town’s best coffee shop in between organizing dodge-ball games and wheelchair races in Emma’s hallways. When Jasper walks in on this beautiful angel in silky purple underwear trying to rinse out her blouse, it’s a breathtaking view—even for a Montana native. Wreaking havoc here at Shady Acres keeps his dad in good spirits, but getting under Emma’s skin is proving to be even more fun. Jasper knows that he’s falling faster than a man with his past has any right to, but his body and his heart have a mind of their own. And Emma appears to be claiming both. Maggie McGinnis’s sweetly sensual Whisper Creek novels can be read together or separately: ACCIDENTAL COWGIRL | A COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS PROMISE | ONCE UPON A COWBOY | UNLUCKY IN LOVE | MEANT TO BE | TAKING A CHANCE Praise for the Whisper Creek series “Sexy, charming, and perfectly heartwarming, Once Upon a Cowboy is the ultimate pick-me-up. Everything about this book made me smile. Maggie McGinnis just keeps getting better and better!”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne “Witty dialogue, a heartwarming story, and a hero I’d like to take home with me combine for a compelling and enjoyable read. Maggie McGinnis has crafted a novel sure to make you want a cowboy of your own!”—New York Times bestselling author Cheyenne McCray, on A Cowboy’s Christmas Promise “With characters you’ll love and a story that will make you smile, Accidental Cowgirl is a winner from a witty new voice in contemporary romance.”—New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Jonas

Author: Faith Gibson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541071971
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Some gifts can't be gift-wrapped. On Christmas Eve, Jonas Montague, father of the half-blood Gargoyles, is surrounded by his family, but not all of them. Instead of telling a traditional holiday tale, he shares the story of meeting his mate, Caroline, and the years that followed. Why was Jonas ostracized? Where are his older children? Why did he clone his great-niece, an act that caused the near-apocalypse? And what's a holiday without a miracle? Jonas is a Stone Society companion novella set ten years in the future. It is told from Jonas's point of view and from that of Tessa's twins, Anthony and Tabitha (in both 1st and 3rd person). The story contains minor spoilers for future Stone Society books.

The Song of the Quarkbeast

Author: Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544114558
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Magic has been in a sad state in the Ununited Kingdom for years, but now it’s finally on the rise, and boneheaded King Snodd IV knows it. If he succeeds at his plot, the very future of magic will be at risk! Sensible sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, acting manager of Kazam Mystical Arts Management and its unpredictable crew of sorcerers, has little chance against the king and his cronies—but there’s no way Kazam will let go of the noble powers of magic without a fight. A suspenseful, satirical story of Quarkbeasts, trolls, and wizidrical crackle!

The Freemasons

Author: Jasper Ridley
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628721170
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What did Mozart and Bach, Oscar Wilde and Anthony Trollope, George Washington and Frederick the Great, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt have in common? They were all Freemasons, a subject of endless fascination. To the layman, they are a mysterious brotherhood of profound if uncertain influence, a secret society purported in some popular histories to have its roots in the fabled order of the Knights Templar, or in the mysteries of the Egyptian pyramids. They evoke fears of world domination by a select few who enjoy privileged access to wealth and the levers of power. The secrecy of their rites suggests the taint of sacrilege, and their hidden loyalties are sometimes accused of undermining the workings of justice and the integrity of nations. Though not a mason himself, Jasper Ridley nonetheless refutes many of the outrageous allegations made against Freemasonry, while at the same time acknowledging the masons’ shortcomings: their clannishness, misogyny, obsession with secrecy, and devotion to arcane ritual. In this much-needed reassessment, he offers a substantial work of history that sifts the truth from the myth as it traces Freemasonry from its origins to the present day.