Book by Hunt, T.W.
In terms of land mass, China is the fourth largest country in the world. In terms of population, it is the biggest, with 1.3 billion inhabitants. In terms of the global economy, the International Monetary Fund predicted that by 2016, no national economy would be larger. And even though China is officially a secular, atheistic state, no one can ignore the tens of millions of Christians that are an increasing presence in all sectors of Chinese society. Today, even a few Communist party leaders profess Christian faith openly. How did this remarkable growth of Christian faith occur in a country that has been either indifferent or hostile to things Christian? Jesus Rising in the East is a highlight reel of one of the most remarkable chapters in church history. It gives readers a glimpse of two centuries of saints and sinners, successes and failures, setbacks and advances of the church in China. One cannot understand modern China nor global Christianity without knowing something of this amazing story.
The complete, cliffhanger-free edition is available here: amazon.com/gp/product/B019HYFS0G A BBW Paranormal Romance -- Book Six of Six Back at the Academy, Sophie, Kain and Alexi are trying to make sense of what happened at the mansion and how it will affect their future. Finally, Alexi is ready to confront his enemy. Or is he? He never thought Kain would be the one to help him, to walk him through the agony of accepting his past, of letting it go and moving on. Kain has gone through something similar before he even found out he was a cambion, and now he is ready to reveal that dark period of his youth to help Alexi cope with his. Sophie's new, improved sigil is still a mystery, as well as her new aura and the powers she can barely control. She has a feeling at least a member of the Pantheon of the Alluring Ones is hiding something. This is the sixth book in the Lure Academy completed serial.
It is NOT a standalone. It contains M/M and M/M/F action, explicit language and sizzling hot scenes that might set your Kindle on fire. Intended for readers 18+. Approximate word count: 19,300 words
ΠΡΩΤΟΧΡΟΝΙΑΤΙΚΟ Σαράντα σβέρκοι βωδινοὶ με λαδωμένες μπούκλες σκεμπέδες, σταβροθόλωτοι και βρώμιες ποδαρούκλες ξετσίπωτοι, ακαμάτηδες, τσιμπούρια και κορέοι ντυμένοι στα μαλάματα κ’ επίσημοι κι ωραίοι.
Σαράντα λύκοι με προβιά (γι’ αφτούς βαρά η καμπάνα) καθένας γουρουνόπουλο, καθένας νταμιτζάνα ! Κι απέ ρεβάμενοι βαθιά ξαπλώσανε στο τζάκι, κι αβάσταγες ενιώσανε φαγούρες στο μπατζάκι. Όξ’ ο κοσμάκης φώναζε: «Πεινάμε τέτιες μέρες» γερόντοι και γερόντισσες, παιδάκια και μητέρες κ’ οι των επίγειων αγαθών σφιχτοί νοικοκυρέοι άνοιξαν τα παράθυρα και κράξαν: «Είστε αθέοι». [Από τον τόμο «Ποιητικά», από την ποιητική συλλογή «Ποιήματα»]
A feature on Olympian and Las Vegas star McKenna Johnson could be one of the biggest stories of Jae Lovejoy’s career . . . but only if McKenna stays alive. McKenna Johnson is a fiercely private athlete. As a young gymnast, she was an Olympic gold medalist. But when she approached adulthood, a drug and alcohol problem destroyed her career. Now McKenna’s sober, and back in the spotlight, with a starring role in a water-themed acrobatics show on the Vegas Strip. She normally shuns any publicity, but Jae has managed to strike up a rapport with the athlete. Soon after Jae and photographer Colin Bloom arrive in Las Vegas, they realize something’s not right. A series of strange accidents and near-misses threatening McKenna’s life are pointing to foul play. And before long, Jae becomes a target too.
Can Jae and Colin save McKenna and finish this assignment? Read Assignment Vegas: The Case of the Athlete’s Assassin and find out today!
Based on the author's popular Times Online column 'Weird Cases', this book draws on extraordinary cases from many countries, including the UK, USA, Canada, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Romania, and China. The result is a highly entertaining read for anyone who enjoys reading about the more bizarre aspects of human life that fetch up in the law courts at the beginning of the 21st century. Courts have seen judges do things like try to turn off a musical tie playing "We wish you a merry Christmas" while sentencing a defendant to prison, fall fast asleep in the middle of trials, flip a coin to decide a case, demand a foot massage from a clerk, and get sentenced for judicial racketeering.
Courts have listened to the defences like that of a bogus dentist caught using DIY tools on his patients, a man who based his defence on being as hap as Homer Simpson, and a woman who was running a brothel from an office in the criminal courts. Courts have seen a litigant sue for becoming pregnant by a stray sperm in a swimming pool, and a litigant suddenly strip naked before the judges.
The cases featured in Weird Cases are those that truly stand out as odd, even among all the unusual dramas that challenge the courts. The chapters are: Compensation and Punishment, Love and Sex, Food, Drink, and Drugs, Judges, Death and Violence, Pets and Animals, On the Road, Lawyers, and Jurors, Friends, and Neighbours.