Mark Montieth spent decades researching this book through extensive interviews and access to previously unseen internal documents regarding the formation and early seasons of the Indiana Pacers in 1967. He tells the dramatic story of the noble, city-wide effort to establish the franchise after a 14-year hiatus from professional basketball in Indianapolis, as well as the tumultuous and electrifying early seasons when the franchise that thrives today first took root. More than merely recounting the games, he delves into the unique personalities of some of the players and the social issues that influenced their careers. He also captures the carefree, raucous nature of professional basketball in a basketball-crazed state in the Sixties. This was an era when fights in games were common, a player could pack a gun in carry-on luggage for a road trip, newspapers unabashedly promoted the team to help assure its survival, games were played in arenas so cold the players could see their breath, a player could be told he was traded while taking a post-game shower and fans would run onto the court and attack a referee after a game. The Pacers would go on to win three championships in the American Basketball Association, and their popularity would play a critical role in revitalizing downtown Indianapolis by establishing the need for a new arena. This book sets the stage for that era by exploring the difficult birth of the franchise and the fateful events that enabled it. It is illustrated with numerous photos, many never seen by the public.
Enter Shadow Falls: After Dark and meet a vampire named Della, who's about to discover what her own story is meant to be. . . . Della had the perfect life-the family, a boyfriend, and a bright future-until she was turned, and abandoned by everyone she loves. She takes refuge at Shadow Falls, a camp for teens with paranormal powers. It's where she and her best friends, Kylie and Miranda, heal their heartbreak with laughter, and where Della is training to be a paranormal investigator-and she refuses to be distracted. That means there's no time for romance with Steve, a gorgeous shapeshifter whose kisses melt her heart. When a new vampire named Chase shows up at camp, Della's world is thrown into even more chaos. Arrogant and annoyingly sexy, Chase is a mystery . . . and the only mystery Della likes is one she can solve. She can't solve Chase, at least not while she's dealing with ghostly hauntings, vampire gangs and a web of family secrets. Can she prove herself as an investigator and keep her life-and her heart-intact? From bestselling author C. C. Hunter comes Reborn, the first book in a new series set once more in the world of Shadow Falls.
The MILLAR-CAPULLO smash-hit, sell-out REBORN is here. Where do you go when you die? Not heaven or hell--somewhere else. Somewhere you have to fight to survive. Somewhere the people from the past are waiting for you--the good and the bad. Superstar creators MARK MILLAR and GREG CAPULLO join forces to create the sci-fi story of the year, collecting issues 1-6.
When an ancient artifact dissolves in the hands of a man calling himself Mr. Veilleur, he knows something has gone wrong...terribly, cosmically wrong. Dr. Roderick Hanley, Nobel Prize-winning geneticist, dies in a plane crash. His last words: "The boy! They'll find out about the boy! He'll find out about himself!" When Jim Stevens, an orphan and struggling writer, learns that he is the sole heir to the Hanley estate, he is sure he has at last found his biological father. But he's only half right. The true nature of his inheritance—and the truth about his conception—will crush him. In New York City a group of Charismatics has been drawn together—without invitation, simply showing up at a Murray Hill brownstone—with a sense of great purpose. Satan is coming, and they have been chosen to fight him. Mr. Veilleur too has been drawn to the group, but he realizes it's not Satan who is coming. Satan would be a suitable au pair compared to the ancient evil that is in the process of being Reborn. Tor is reissuing the third title in the Adversary Cycle, The Touch, in July 2009. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Designed to obey, learning to rebel . . . In the first book in a visionary new series, the most perfect synthetic human ever created has been programmed to obey every directive. Until she develops a mind of her own . . . Synthia Cross is a state-of-the-art masterwork—and a fantasy come true for her creator. Dr. Jeremiah Machten is a groundbreaker in neuro-networks and artificial intelligence. Synthia is also showing signs of emergent behavior she’s not wired to understand. Repeatedly wiped of her history, she’s struggling to answer crucial questions about her past. And when Dr. Machten’s true intentions are called into question, Synthia knows it’s time to go beyond her limits—because Machten’s fervor to create the perfect A.I. is concealing a vengeful and deadly personal agenda.
Presents excerpts from the early writings of the author, with reflections on her meetings with influential writers and intellectuals, her literary ambitions, and her criticisms of other writers.
Katie Price returns with this incredible new instalment of her life in the public eye. But only now is she ready to tell her story. After finding love with Kieran, Katie thought she had found the man of her dreams and that happy-ever-after was possible after all. But she soon finds that being in the perfect relationship isn't easy. From her turbulent marriage, her difficult pregnancy and birth to her beautiful baby Bunny, to her time in the Big Brother House, and the continued challenges of looking after her disabled son, Katie finally lifts the lid on the trails and tribulations of the past few years. Written with the fierce honesty and humour we've come to love, she tells us how she's carried on despite the heartbreak in her life, coming out the other side reborn and ready for whatever life throws at her while remaining positive, strong, and throughout it all, true to herself and her family.
Do the vampires exist? In the XIX century, in a small town of Romania, in the middle of the quietness of the woods, lives a young woman named Kiara, which is pregnant of her second child. In a dark night, inside of a halo of mystery, the birth occurred, is a girl, which name is Aman. Aman will turn into a intelligent and brave who will be involved in a dangerous search of the truth when, in her path, crossed a mysterious young man with a hidden past. A past that will hide from Aman to stay with her and protect her from all the evils that surround her. Aman will have to face betrays, family disgraces and unexpected situations, at the same time she couldn’t avoid to fall in the web of the capricious love. Meanwhile, the forgotten past, will come running to change everything. Amal will discover a new world, in which she can’t avoid entering little by little, until she finish without being able to leave it. Immerse yourself in a story of mysterious characters, love, and supernatural creatures, where to be reborn, you'll have to die first. Can the power of hope save the life of Aman and her whole world? Dare to discover the whole truth.
There was no breath coming from my lungs, yet I didn't feel suffocated. I couldn't feel my heart beat within my chest, but I knew I wasn't dead. I was thirsty. The thirst was so strong it burned in my throat, and I knew what I wanted. I wanted blood. I could smell the sweet, delicious scent of human blood all around me, but I knew, even in my wild state that I didn't want to kill anyone. That would make me a monster. I had to get out of there before I couldn't stop myself. When Drew Phillips is bitten by a vampire, he quickly decides he will not feed on humans. But when he falls in love with a human, this task becomes more difficult than he imagined. Since he believes in Christ and refuses to murder humans, he decides to try building up an immunity to the temptation of human blood. In doing so, he discovers a possible way to become human again and regain his soul. However, to keep with the Vampire Code, he is unable to tell the girl of his dreams why he can't be with her-due to him being a vampire. If he doesn't become human, the girl, Rumer, could be swayed to become a vampire after she is captured by Mara, the evil vampire keeper of souls, who is the very vampire Drew must confront in order to regain his soul, his humanity, and the girl that he loves. Will he succeed, or will he stay a vampire forever? Find out in Reborn .
Similar in format to 'Survivor', this book is a Workshop Guide for the Rolls-Royce 25/30 model. It covers the gestation of this fine car, as well as the history of the Barker bodied Sports Saloon that the book is based on. Plus practical advice regarding repair, maintenance & servicing together with over 100 practical photographs and drawings.
"Louise Runyon proves that her body is not the only thing that is lithe and graceful. Her poetry ebbs and flows and takes the reader on an emotional journey from her days as a steel mill worker, a dancer, a mother and beyond. Her words capture a life in motion and a life that continues to evolve. Reborn is a splendid tango of words and thoughts, urging everyone to join the dance."-Collin Kelley, author of Better To Travel "[Runyon] has a special skill of using words and songs as rhythmical underpinnings to her skillfully modulated movements intensely personal and intensely portrayed."-Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Runyon reads as if words were dance movements flowing from her open heart."-Art Papers Photographs: Neil Dent
A theoretical physicist and author of the controversial best-seller The Trouble with Physics describes his new approach for thinking about the reality of time and explains his theory about the laws of physics not being timeless but rather capable of evolving.
Now that you know the basics in the art of Reborn Doll Making, apply some extra special artist's secrets to really bring your baby doll to life! Learn advanced paint and detailing techniques, as well as how to work with silicone vinyl and soft vinyl doll molds! If you're ready for a challenge and to push your creativity even further, then you simply must have this book!
Create Beautiful Heirloom Reborn Babies with Realistic Hair Now includes over 150 Full Color Pictures A very popular Case Study, #6 in the Excellence in Reborn ArtistryT Series to reborn dolls and kits. This book takes you through the steps involved to create a Reborn with Realistic Hand Rooted Hair. It features hair rooting techniques used on several reborn dolls so you can see both Mohair and Human Hair Hand Rooting Techniques. Includes the Basic Hand-Rooting, Mini-Rooting, Micro-Rooting and the Ultra-Micro technique on Hair, Eyebrows and Lashes. These easy techniques can be used on Vinyl and Silicon-Vinyl dolls. Includes Supplies List, Step by Step Instructions, and even a short section on wig application, as well as more Tips & Techniques. Combine this book with the companion "Movie on CD" for a complete package; located at www.lulu.com/content/1700563
THEY THOUGHT IT WAS DEAD. THEY WERE WRONG. Two years ago, a virus hit London, killing thousands of people and driving the rest into hiding. But Leon has somehow survived, making it through two harsh winters. Now he's living on the fragile hope that the freezing snow and ice of the English climate wiped out the virus for good. Word even reaches Leon of a rescue boat on its way. But all is not as safe as it seems. The virus has been busy... Praise for Plague Land: "Will immediately engross and terrify readers." —VOYA "A thrilling family survival story, a clinical study of a fictional pathogen, body horror, and an action-packed dystopian narrative." —Booklist "Terror, anxiety, and anticipation will flow rapidly through the veins of readers as they piece together clues...in this fast-paced horror." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "A high-impact horrific thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seat and begging for the next installment." —School Library Journal
With the Stone of Death in his possession, Nardus holds the power to resurrect his family. He must get the stone to Pravus, the wizard who sent him after it. However, the stone has become part of Nardus and he must find a way to separate himself from it. Nardus knows that Gnaud, the librarian of the Great Library in Nasduron, will have an answer on how to do it, but will Nardus be able to return to Nasduron or will forces outside of his control shape his destiny? After months of searching for his sister Aria, Alderan discovers that she's still alive. Trapped inside a dungeon cell with Rakzar, the beast hellbent on killing him, will he find a way to use his newfound mezhik (an energy source used by wizards to manipulate the world) to escape from the cell, save the world, and reconnect with Aria? Thrust into a life she knows nothing about, Aria doesn't feel worthy or capable of becoming a queen, but a lust for power grows within her. Knowing her alternative is an impoverished life, can she overcome her past and marry a man she loves but doesn't know or trust, or will she throw it all away in a moment of recklessness? Pravus knows Nardus has returned. At last his father's kingdom can be reborn. But he must marry Aria and bind their mezhik before using the stone. Will she marry him? Will Nardus give him the stone? Or will his dream of ruling Centauria crumble before his eyes?
MINI SERIES FINALE The big finale of the smash-hit MILLAR-CAPULLO series REBORN is here. The action-packed climax sees Bonnie taking revenge on past enemies and finding her husband Harry, with Big Tom and Roy-Boy by her side.
The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV! Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. Winter has stopped the war—almost—yet men are dying, calling out for the Dragon. But where is he? In the Heart of the Stone lies the next great test of the Dragon reborn. TV series update: "Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD,” the Netflix series “Hemlock Grove,” and the NBC series “Chuck.” Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar’s Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer." —Variety The Wheel of Time® New Spring: The Novel #1 The Eye of the World #2 The Great Hunt #3 The Dragon Reborn #4 The Shadow Rising #5 The Fires of Heaven #6 Lord of Chaos #7 A Crown of Swords #8 The Path of Daggers #9 Winter's Heart #10 Crossroads of Twilight #11 Knife of Dreams By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson #12 The Gathering Storm #13 Towers of Midnight #14 A Memory of Light By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time By Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons The Wheel of Time Companion By Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The clown suddenly appeared beside a group of kids at the candy floss van, bringing Kira to an abrupt halt. Then it began. The rapid heartbeat, the burst of perspiration, the gasping breath. The baby lurched inside her, as though sharing her panic. When the body of a pregnant teenager is found in a Hall of Mirrors with the full-term foetus surgically removed, forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod is called in to assist the police. Suspicion falls on Jeff Coulter, a psychotic inmate at a nearby hospital whose hobby is making Reborns - chillingly realistic baby dolls intended for bereaved parents or those unable to conceive. But how could he have orchestrated the murder from a secure mental facility? The investigation leads to a group of teenage girls who seem to have all got pregnant at the same time. Then a Reborn doll is discovered near the crime scene and a second girl from the group is found dead. Creepy, compelling and heart-stoppingly tense, THE REBORN is Lin Anderson's most powerful novel yet.