"Most bears sleep all winter, but Berkley isn't most bears--he has trouble falling asleep. Momma and Poppa Bear try to help, but nothing works. What will they do if Berkley is still wide awake when winter comes?"--
Once a forbidding area of swamps and forests, Berkley was uninhabited until the early 19th century. In 1924, the Detroit News disparaged the "frontier community" and wrote that it "resembles a settlement in the oil waste of Wyoming." Still, forward-thinking residents thought Berkley had a bright future. Two factions with competing ideas raced with paperwork to the Oakland County Courthouse in Pontiac; the triumphant group, desiring a small town, camped out overnight to be the first in line. Later incorporated as a city in 1932, Berkley's history includes the invention of the Benjamin Grain Cradle, the Ku Klux Klan parading through its streets, and the devastation of the fledgling community during the Great Depression. Through it all, Berkley continues to thrive and prides itself on being the "City That Cares."
No one knows what CIA desk jockey Zac Miller is capable of--including himself--when a routine surveillance job becomes a do-or-die mission in the Middle East. When a commercial flight violates restricted airspace to make an emergency landing at a closed airport in Iran, the passengers are just happy to be alive and ready to transfer to a functional plane. All of them except one . . . The American technology consultant in business class is not who he says he is. Zac Miller is a CIA analyst. And after an agent's cover gets blown, Zac--though never trained to be a field operative--volunteers to take his place, to keep a surveillance mission from being scrubbed. Zac thinks it will be easy to photograph the earthquake-ravaged airport that is located near a hidden top secret nuclear facility. But when everything that can go wrong does, he finds himself on the run from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards and abandoned by his own teammates, who think he has gone rogue. Embarking on a harrowing journey through the mountains of Iran to the Persian Gulf and across Europe, Zac can only rely on himself. But even if he makes it out alive, the life he once had may be lost to him forever . . .
Out of the shadows… For more than a decade, Caro Barrett has had doubts about the death of her husband, who disappeared while looking for a tribe of day-walking vampires in an African rainforest. Now, their daughter is struggling through her teenage years without a father. Waiting in the wings is an ancient vampire ready to possess Caro’s heart—and to protect them both from harm. And, with her husband declared legally dead, Caro feels it is finally time to move on… A hemisphere away in a windowless compound, an Ottoman vampire lies dying from a rare blood disease, which has made him vulnerable to the faintest bit of light. Yet he is determined to vanquish its power over him—to feel the sun on his face one last time. And in Caro’s darkest fears he will be lifted into the light of day…
"The absence from English medical literature of a comprehensive, practical work on mental diseases--one adapted to the needs of the busy practitioner as well as to those of the student of psychiatry--has led the writer to prepare this treatise embodying a consideration of all the principal forms of psychical disturbance. Although it is evident, from the intrinsic nature of the subject, that such an attempt can be only partially successful, it is to be hoped that the book will add something to the certain knowledge of the practitioner, and render more accessible what has been heretofore almost an unknown territory of medicine"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
"There is so much to relate to and throughout the novel, there is a sharp feminist edge. Loved this one, and you will too."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author The author of The Wedding Date serves up a novel about what happens when a public proposal doesn't turn into a happy ending, thanks to a woman who knows exactly how to make one on her own... When someone asks you to spend your life with him, it shouldn't come as a surprise--or happen in front of 45,000 people. When freelance writer Nikole Paterson goes to a Dodgers game with her actor boyfriend, his man bun, and his bros, the last thing she expects is a scoreboard proposal. Saying no isn't the hard part--they've only been d...
Berkley, Freetown, and Lakeville began as rural farming communities. Many current residents have lived in the area their entire lives, as did their ancestors for generations before them. There is a deep sense of ownership in the land and a deep interest in its history. Through vintage photographs, Berkley, Freetown, and Lakeville chronicles the history of this area until the mid-1960s, a time when the character of the towns changed due to increasing populations and industries. Historic images showcase the pride residents took in their families, work, and leisure-time activities. The majority of photographs were provided by the Berkley Historical Society, Freetown Historical Society, and Lakeville Historical Society. Additional images were generously provided by area residents.
Writer Brad Chambers begins researching the death of silent film comedian Dizzy Berkley over fifty years in the past. As he digs deeper into the mystery, it appears that there was more to the story than an accidental drowning. And it also appears that there are some who will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried in the past.