"...Two brave young women living at opposite ends of history are brought together by supernatural forces to do battle with a demon who travels through time. The fate of humanity rests in their hands..."--P.  of cover.
Seventeen-year-old Cade, a fierce survivor, feels alone in the universe until she learns that she was created in a lab in 3112 and entangled at a quantum level with a boy named Xan, sending her on a galaxy-spanning journey toward a real connection. 20,000 first printing.
A powerful and innovative argument that explores the complexity of the human relationship with material things, demonstrating how humans and societies are entrapped into the maintenance and sustaining of material worlds Argues that the interrelationship of humans and things is a defining characteristic of human history and culture Offers a nuanced argument that values the physical processes of things without succumbing to materialism Discusses historical and modern examples, using evolutionary theory to show how long-standing entanglements are irreversible and increase in scale and complexity over time Integrates aspects of a diverse array of contemporary theories in archaeology and related natural and biological sciences Provides a critical review of many of the key contemporary perspectives from materiality, material culture studies and phenomenology to evolutionary theory, behavioral archaeology, cognitive archaeology, human behavioral ecology, Actor Network Theory and complexity theory
How technologies, from the mechanical to the computational, have transformed artistic performance practices.
Unprotected Sex, Murder, Disloyalty and Payoffs are all included in this street-life thriller. Entangled is a Love Story between a major drug trafficker and a history teacher. The subplots includes a black DEA agent with divided loyalty. He wants to do his job and rid the streets of drugs but on the other hand he knows that the system is corrupt and it targets minorities. This story has all the elements of a major motion picture.
Chronicling her quest for wildness and home in Alaska, naturalist Marilyn Sigman writes lyrically about the history of natural abundance and human notions of wealth—from seals to shellfish to sea otters to herring, halibut, and salmon—in Alaska’s iconic Kachemak Bay. Kachemak Bay is a place where people and the living resources they depend on have ebbed and flowed for thousands of years. The forces of the earth are dynamic here: they can change in an instant, shaking the ground beneath your feet or overturning kayaks in a rushing wave. Glaciers have advanced and receded over centuries. The climate, like the ocean, has shifted from warmer to colder and back again in a matter of decades. The ocean food web has been shuffled from bottom to top again and again. In Entangled, Sigman contemplates the patterns of people staying and leaving, of settlement and displacement, nesting her own journey to Kachemak Bay within diasporas of her Jewish ancestors and of ancient peoples from Asia to the southern coast of Alaska. Along the way she weaves in scientific facts about the region as well as the stories told by Alaska’s indigenous peoples. It is a rhapsodic introduction to this stunning region and a siren call to protect the land’s natural resources in the face of a warming, changing world.
The same questions whirl round and round in my head: What does he want from me? How could I have let this happen? AM I GOING TO DIE? 17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got there. As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget. There's falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unravelling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there's something missing. As hard as she's trying to remember, is there something she just can't see? Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here? A story of dangerous secrets, intense friendships and electrifying attraction.
This book explores the social life of Muslim women and Christian minorities amid Islamic and Christian movements in urban Java, Indonesia. Drawing on anthropological perspectives and 14 months of participant observation between 2009 and 2013 in the multi-religious Javanese city of Salatiga, this ethnography examines the interrelations between Islamic piety, Christian identity, and gendered sociability in a time of multiple religious revivals. The novel encounters between multiple forms of piety and customary sociality among “moderate” Muslims, puritan Salafists, born-again Pentecostals, Protestants, and Catholics require citizens to renegotiate various social interactions. En-Chieh Chao argues that piety has become a complex phenomenon entangled with gendered sociality and religious others, rather than a preordained outcome stemming from a self-contained religious tradition.
To my daughters Hannah and Katelyn: after I die, when youre thinking of meopen to your minds eyeI will not simply be a cold, hard memory in your brain tissue. The memory you will experience is methe part of my consciousness that is entangled with you. Maybe it will happen when you pray, or perhaps when you are on a walk with your dog. You will look up at the stars on a crisp, clear night when the whole world will seem wondrous and beautiful. You will sense my soul or my spirit is with you and that my love for you is in some way eternal. It is. In the past, the words soul and spirit have seemed to be without meaning in the real world; they were hopeful words of the simple-minded or dogmatic. They are not. I believe that our consciousness endures after death in another realm, entangled between loved ones and with everything else. Ultimately, our consciousness is entangled with God. This is heavennirvanaan eternal sanctuary beyond our capabilities to describe or understand. But it is not beyond are capabilities to experience. Our true purpose in life is to discover this experienceto become awareto be with God. I continue to struggle mightily at this, but I know that my unconditional love for you both has me moving in exactly the right direction.
Entangled is an extrapolation of contemporary scientific, political, ethical, and social trends to a suspenseful outcome, the Outrage, with an action-filled climax. The story is presented as an episodic series of scenes, vignettes of seemingly independent events or actions, by persons unknown to one another and often widely separated in both space and time. A sampling of the episodes ultimately culminating in the Outrage includes a killer bee attack, an epidemic of dying babies, a sleeping cow disease, a small boy chasing chickens and killing ants, a new type of computer, a young lady defending her honor and reputation, a CIA study, abortion, an unusual young man, a South American War, pointless vandalism of a glass factory, and a professorial comment on a term paper. One, who is familiar with chaos theory and the butterfly effect, will recognize the fluttering of small wings in this collection of scenes. Indeed, Entangled is a societal example of the butterfly effect. This impression is enhanced by the narrator, the Chronicler, who, acting at the request of the United States president, presents the vignettes not in chronological order but rather in the order a historian might have discovered them.
Is everything connected? Can we sense what's happening to loved ones thousands of miles away? Why are we sometimes certain of a caller's identity the instant the phone rings? Do intuitive hunches contain information about future events? Is it possible to perceive without the use of the ordinary senses? Many people believe that such "psychic phenomena" are rare talents or divine gifts. Others don't believe they exist at all. But the latest scientific research shows that these phenomena are both real and widespread, and are an unavoidable consequence of the interconnected, entangled physical reality we live in. Albert Einstein called entanglement "spooky action at a distance" -- the way two objects remain connected through time and space, without communicating in any conventional way, long after their initial interaction has taken place. Could a similar entanglement of minds explain our apparent psychic abilities? Dean Radin, senior scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, believes it might. In this illuminating book, Radin shows how we know that psychic phenomena such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis are real, based on scientific evidence from thousands of controlled lab tests. Radin surveys the origins of this research and explores, among many topics, the collective premonitions of 9/11. He reveals the physical reality behind our uncanny telepathic experiences and intuitive hunches, and he debunks the skeptical myths surrounding them. Entangled Minds sets the stage for a rational, scientific understanding of psychic experience.
God doesn't expect perfection; He simply desires you. Have you ever wondered why do I keep going from relationship to relationship? Why is this new one much like the last one? Is it me? I need something more! I want something meaningful - a true love that will love me without boundaries, restraints or conditions. You know the fairytale love of happily ever after. Well guess what? You are probably looking for love in all the wrong places. Here is my advice: If you are looking for love, look up. If you are looking for a healthy and long-lasting relationship, look up. If you are looking to get past your hurts, again I say, look up. Stop looking at a man or woman to fill this void when only God can. Realize that your worth is not in how much attention you can get or in the sweet words whispered to entice you into the bedroom. Nor is your worth based on broken relationships, abortion, children out of wedlock or even HIV/AIDS. Your worth comes from God alone! Know this: Christ is the Savior and He died to set you free! Stand firm in that freedom given to you and do not be entangled by sin again. (Galatians 5:1)
Eric Roman is a healthy 21-year-old American boy with the idyllic life. Having learned that a congenital heart defect, which kept him from enjoying the rigors of childhood, was misdiagnosed, he intends to pack as much living he can into life before deciding on a future. His parents aren't happy and want him to settle down with school and a job. When Eric resists, he find that the repercussions are deadly.
In 1909, after 15 years in the Socialist Revolutionary Party (PSR) rising to the leader of its terrorist arm, Azef was exposed as a traitor. This text explores his role in the PSR, his contacts with the secret police, the consequences of the Azef affair and Azef's personal motives for his actions.
Latham looks at a modern-day exodus through the life of a Christian who makes one mistake after another and finds himself in slavery. He finally breaks free when he discovers a secret parable revealing the answer to his problem and unlocking his chains.
After one sultry summer together, Dixie McCord's affair with Cole Ashton had grown chilly. Unable to stay with a man who put business before love, Dixie had left Napa, never expecting that one day she would return to Louret Vineyards—and once again feel the irresistible thrill of Cole's touch. Cole couldn't believe Dixie had agreed to work for him after their years apart, and he set plans in motion to seduce her. He'd fulfill all of his fantasies…and then leave her as she'd once left him. But the fire burned hotter with Dixie's every surrender, bringing her closer to his family's secrets…and his own melting heart.
Patrick Williams and Chad Grant have known each other since preschool and have been bitter rivals for almost as long. Now adults, they both have families and careers, although they operate on very different sides of the law. Chad is one of the good guys, while everything Patrick does is corrupt, evil, and illegal. Matters grow complicated when Patrick’s son, Michael, meets and falls deeply in love with Jade, Chad’s daughter. Their relationship is tumultuous, however; after one too many screw-ups, Jade leaves Michael—although he still believes they are soul mates. Chad is desperate to keep his family away from Patrick’s, but Michael makes this difficult. Meanwhile, Patrick knows their families are connected in more ways than one—and if he goes down, he plans to take Chad’s family with him. Entangled in a web of scandal and deceit, Chad must fight to keep his family afloat or fall victim to the wicked plan of his lifelong nemesis.
In the emotional and dramatic sequel to Tryst, Skyler and Blake’s relationship is finally out in the open. But as new challenges open up old wounds, their love is put to the ultimate test... Blake is desperate to be the kind of man that Skyler deserves, but with his latest film putting him on the verge of superstardom, being there for her is growing harder and harder. As his filming schedule takes him on the road and away from the woman he loves, he discovers that being in a public, committed relationship is no easy task—especially from two thousand miles away. Skyler wants Blake to pursue his dreams, but his constant absence weighs on her more than she admits. Even as she throws herself into new distractions, she finds herself facing uncertainties and jealousies that could tear apart everything they’ve built. And when disaster strikes while Blake is away, she’ll have to decide if their passion is worth the pain... Includes a teaser for Tryst! Praise for Tryst “A fun, tantalizing read!”—Cora Carmack, New York Times bestselling author of the Losing It series “Rife with raw angst, delicious sexual tension, and toe-curling romance.”—Christina Lee, author of the Between Breaths series “Fun...This entry in a broad field really stand[s] out.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers
Set two years before the events in Cursed, Entangled follows Claire as she navigates through her seemingly normal life where things are about to get a bit more difficult. Take a sneak peek into the life of Farron when he was Sin de Reine, The King's Shadow. Short story. Approx. 23,000 words.