A little charm goes a long way The spirit of Connal MacNeil has been waiting centuries for his betrothed to appear on Scotland’s roaring shores. Josie’s arrival with the MacNeil charm stone is his dream come true.
Author: Donna Kauffman
When it comes to love... When expert surfer Josie Griffin has a rare wipeout, she’s shocked to discover that a real-life treasure chest is to blame—one that contains a necklace hung with the biggest stone she’s ever seen. But that’s nothing compared to the shock she gets when she places the jewel around her neck. Instantly a mysterious little kilted man appears to inform her that the charm has betrothed her to an eighteenth-century Scottish laird! It’s not that Josie has anything against handsome lairds—or older men. But three hundred plus years may be stretching things a bit. After all, she has a career to consider. And besides, she’s sure the effects of her concussion will be wearing off any minute—until the minutes turn to hours...then days... A little charm goes a long way The spirit of Connal MacNeil has been waiting centuries for his betrothed to appear on Scotland’s roaring shores. Josie’s arrival with the MacNeil charm stone is his dream come true. Her passion is a fiery match to his own—and her powerful body is perfect for bearing the heir he plans. He bargained his soul for this last chance at prosperity, and he won’t take no for an answer. Unfortunately the lass doesn’t quite understand that destiny has bound them for all eternity. In fact, she seems determined to deny him at every turn—when she isn’t busy with her foolhardy need to go wave hunting. But it doesn’t take long for other, more earthly MacNeil charms to take hold. For Josie is only human—and Connal has waited long enough for the love affair of his lifetime to finally begin.... From the Paperback edition.
Nervously he began to rub his thumb over the polished green charm stone that
was attached halfway down the short wooden rod of the thrower. "Rub it well, my
son," said Running Fox, "that stone has guided my spears straight many times.
During oneof these visits, someone approacheda colleague from the
Fundoutsideour hotel andoffered tosell him some presumably preciousstones.
Asiswellknown, Brazil produces many nice semiprecious stones. My colleague
Author: Vito Tanzi
Category: Social Science
Over the last four decades, Dr. Vito Tanzi traveled frequently to Latin America in his professional capacity as an economist working for the International Monetary Fund and for other international organizations. During many trips, he observed ongoing economic and political developments, but, was also fascinated by the culture, history, and beauty of the region. He believes that books written about Latin America don’t often convey the vitality, beauty, and diversity of the region. Therefore, he decided to write a book based upon his own observations and memories from his travels and work in several countries of Latin America. The Charm of Latin America transcends economics and provides a more complete and lively portrait of these countries bursting with humanity. He captures cultural, visual, economic, and some of the historical aspects of Latin America. Entertaining and informative, the book covers five important countries: Brazil, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. Whether taken along on a trip to the region, or, simply enjoyed in the comfort of one's own house, The Charm of Latin America will bring the beauty and culture of this beautiful region to life!
“Stone is a talented novelist whose elegant prose brings the Martha's Vineyard
setting vividly to life. The Summer House is a very good read.” —Milwauleee
joumal Sentinel “Secrets, lies and sacrifices make up a boiling cauldron of
Author: Jean Stone
Thanks to a high-profile wedding extravaganza for a media mogul, the wedding-planning business created by four longtime friends is really taking off. Not surprisingly, each of the friends is handling success in her own special way–and one is about to get her very own, very special second chance. . . . The irony of being a never-married wedding planner isn’t lost on forty-three-year-old Sarah. But that doesn’t mean the free-spirited single mom hasn’t known love–and, most recently, heartbreak. And while the butter- cream sweetness of wedding rituals strikes her as somewhat silly, work is a welcome distraction–as are her friends-turned-colleagues: pragmatic Elaine, dramatic Lily, and newly in love Jo. Yet Sarah is about to get even more distracted by a visitor from her past, one who holds the key to a mystery that has shadowed her life. But to face the truth, she’ll need a little help from her friends–old and new. From the Paperback edition.
Finally, I'm getting the chance to do just that with my next romance, The Charm Stone, set on a tiny island off the coast of Skye, and coming soon from Bantam
Books. Meet my hero, Connal MacNeil, clan leader of the MacNeils, who has
Author: Donna Kauffman
She escaped every trap he set — only to fall prey to his timeless seduction.... As a child, animal rescue worker Talia Trahaern was enchanted by the bedtime stories her mother spun of castles and kings, but she thought they were only fairy tales ... until a darkly compelling stranger invaded her world to reveal the fantastical truth. Suddenly Talia found herself face-to-face with a flesh-and-blood hero straight out of her wildest dreams. Devlin Archer had come looking for the legendary healer who could save his dying queen. Instead he found a passionate, beautiful woman unaware of the power she’d inherited or the danger that stalked her every move. Talia was skeptical of Archer’s story of assassins and imperiled kingdoms — but there was no denying his maddeningly seductive charm. As for Archer, he knew there was nothing more dangerous than losing his heart to a woman who didn’t know her own power. Now, with time running out, they will embark together on a perilous journey — and a timeless love that may cost their very lives.
Muscles, tendons, fingers, and toes will disappear as mankind supposedly
ascends in evolution. Each of you will wear a necklace. The charm suspended
from the necklace will be an electronic device that projects a protective beam
Author: William David
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Imagine an electronic implant the size of a watermelon seed that delivers a college education in a 45 minute surgical procedure! Neurosurgeon Arthur Anderson does just that. He locates a volunteer for this revolutionary device and does the procedure over the severe objections of the medical society and the higher education system! On top of those problems an ethics-free business man wants to take control of Doctor Andersons device. In Educating Stone, it is all there and more as this drama plays out in the lives of Arthur Anderson, Carl Stone, Clark Dowell, Betti and others. The companion novel poetry book Bettis Blog Beyond Stone has many more blog comments and other thought provoking poetic selections for reading pleasure. It may be read apart from Educating Stone. The author is a romantic, a writer and a novice painter living in Phoenix, Arizona. William Davids first set of Books are the novel Gunplay: Beauty Redeemed, and the companion novel poetry book Bettis Blog: Beyond Beauty Redeemed.
Nervously he began to rub his thumb over the polished green charm stone that
was attached halfway down the short wooden rod of the thrower. “Rub it well, my
son," said Running Fox, “that stone has guided my spears straight many times.
Author: Margaret Zehmer Searcy
Category: Adventure stories
The adventures of a group of Indian children living in southeastern North America 7,000 years ago.
Those who knew of the Maharajah's intention worried, for there are very
particular stones that must be used in a navaratna charm, and only one of these
should be a diamond; a white diamond. No one had thought it possible that the ...
Author: Kylie Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Hachette UK
A jewel thief is on the loose in old London town and is murdering his victims; Sarah O'Reilly, who works as a typesetter in a newspaper office, becomes embroiled in the mystery that will eventually lead to India and a jewel with terrifying and occult powers. Amen Corner, London, 1864. Orphan Sarah O'Reilly has disguised herself as a boy so that she can work in the offices of Septimus Harding's newspaper, the London Mercury. She meets Lily Korechnya, a wealthy widow who writes a column for the paper under a pseudonym. Lily has been enlisted by Lady Cynthia Herbert to help catalogue her magnificent jewel collection. She is especially struck by several large gems that belong to the Maharaja of Benares, which Lady Herbert has promised to have made into a special charm. The gems include a fiery red diamond that seems to exert an unsettling influence over anyone who touches it. Then two gruesome murders take place -- first a customs officer at the docks and next a jeweller in Hatton Gardens, both of whom were strangled in an unusual, distinct way. A local simpleton, Holy Joe, is blamed for the murders but neither Lily or Sara are convinced the police have the right man. The trail of the missing gems leads them back to India, to ghosts, and the dangerous cult of the destroyer goddess Kali.
I lifted my wrist and shook the gold bracelet with the charm of Earth that I had
taken off of Els's dead body a year ago. Tournour put his hand on it and played
with the charm as I kept talking about my hate for Brother Blue. He cocked 25.
Author: Cecil Castellucci
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Brother Blue. His name, even the color, filled me with a furious fire of pure hatred. Years ago, Tula Bane was beaten and left for dead on a remote space station far from Earth, her home planet. She started with nothing and had no one, but over time, she found a home, a family, and even love. When it's discovered that the abandoned planet beneath the station is abundant with a rare and valuable resource, aliens from across the galaxy race over to strike it rich. With them comes trouble, like the man who nearly killed Tula years ago—the man she has dreamed of destroying ever since. In this sequel to Tin Star, Cecil Castellucci takes readers on an extraordinary adventure through space in a thrilling and thoughtful exploration of what it means to love, to hate, and to be human.
He called the plummet shaped stones Chi - la , and said that they were found
running in the ground ( that is burrowing ... gave it four raps with a stone to kill it ,
and to prevent it paralyzing its captors , afterwards it was used as a Charm Stone
“Can you find it with the stone?” “Can try.” Reluctantly, Tanya raised the stone to
her eye and peered through. “Neh. It's no good. Just shows dark.” Beth sighed. “
But it might work as a dowsing pendulum. An' if I can't make it work, I think you ...
Author: Frances Mary Hendry
Publisher: Pollinger in Print
Category: Juvenile Fiction
As the nightmares begin...don’t look into his eyes! 'Nothing exciting ever happens' Will Beth learn to regret her words as her weird cousin, Tanya comes to stay, closely followed by the mysterious Mr Mandrake? As the quest for the magical seer’s stone unfolds, a dark and evil force is unleashed. Can Tanya use her psychic powers to protect her cousin and reclaim the stone? Or will the malevolent Mr Mandrake get there first?
“By these tokens, by these offerings, by the blood, by the fire, by the smoke, by
the stone, by the six-fold sign, and by this charm, I bid thee come to us, unquiet
spirit!” I waited, listening to the silence of the night, the crackling of the fire, then ...
Author: Victoria Lamb
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Her darkest dreams are coming true In Tudor England, 1555, Meg Lytton has learned how powerful her magick gift can be. But danger surrounds her and her mistress, the outcast Princess Elizabeth. Nowhere is safe in the court of Elizabeth's fanatical sister, Queen Mary. And as the Spanish Inquisition's merciless priests slowly tighten their grip on the court, Meg's very dreams are disturbed by the ever-vengeful witchfinder Marcus Dent. Even as Meg tries to use her powers to find guidance, something evil arises, impervious to Meg's spells and hungry to control England's fate. As Meg desperately tries to keep her secret betrothed, the Spanish priest Alejandro de Castillo, out of harm's way, caution wars with their forbidden desire. And with her most powerful enemy poised to strike, Meg's only chance is a heartbreaking sacrifice.
JoesToodfacInG the tall pair of grey, marble gravestones. They were almost
identical apart from the inscriptions engraved upon them. The stone on the left
bore the name elizabeth mary Hardy, and the stone on the right, edward John
Author: Tracy Hefferon
When Lorna Mills makes a love charm, and buries it under a late-blooming rose bush, she puts all her faith in the power of white witchcraft to summon her soulmate and a life with a happy-ever-after ending. But what she doesn't bargain for is the arrival of the enigmatic Joe Hardy who stumbles, quite literally, into her life one pristine summer's morning and turns her whole world upside down. Lorna embarks upon a tumultuous and highly unconventional affair with Joe - a man so perfect, so faultless in every way, he almost seems too good to be true.
Night 15 IRON AND STONE CHARM Traditionally this spell was done on a
moonless night with an iron hammer. Its purpose is to ward off negativity while at
the same time giving you a charm to protect your house. To complete this charm,
Author: Sirona Knight
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Here are 365 new ways to create a little magic, every night of the year. Designed around the cycles of the 13 pagan moons, Wiccan Spell a Night will help you realize your dreams--whether you want to spice up an existing romance, experience new heights of passion, or banish harmful negative vibrations. All of the spells, charms, and potions in this captivating book come with simple, user-friendly instructions. Here you'll find the Treasure Map Sex Spell for lovers, the Steaming Tropical Nights Spell, Cash Constellations Dream Placket for prosperity, the True-Blue Dream Charm, and many other ways to help bring happiness, love, and prosperity your way tonight! And for those special nights when you want to add some pizzazz to your love life, there are philters, spells, and charms that harness the powerful aphrodisiac properties of many readily available foods, flowers, spices, and herbs. Wiccan Spell a Night makes it easy to sprinkle a little night magic into your life, fill the coming year with love, joy, and success, and find positive new ways to make your dreams actually come true! Sirona Knight is the author of many books on Wicca and Celtic spirituality, including Wiccan Spell a Day, The Wiccan Spell Kit, The Witch and Wizard Training Guide, The Witch and Wizard Spellbook, Celtic Traditions, and Love, Sex, and Magic. A high priestess of the Celtic Druid tradition and practicing New Age Witch, she holds a master's degree in psychology and is also a certified hypnotherapist. She lives in northern California. Fill your nights with love, joy, success, and magic! Inside you'll find charms, potions, spells, and recipes specifically arranged to coincide with the powerful cycles of the moon. From prosperity potions to soothing meditations, from seductive sex magic spells to healing herbal remedies, Wiccan Spell a Night will show you how to find positive new ways to make your dreams come true! Full Moon Love Boon taps into the fertile power of the moon to bring you your deepest desires. . . Fairy-Tale Moon Magic shows you how to ask for help to make your own fairytale come true. . . So Relaxing Moonlight Magic shows you how to enter a higher state of consciousness and open yourself for communication with the divine. . . . . . Plus 362 other powerful spells!
Later that night, while the princess slept, I sat cross—legged on the warm
hearthstones with my charm—stone before me, and heated a tallow candle in the
dying flames. Once the stinking tallow was warm and pliant enough, I fashioned a
Author: Victoria Lamb
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Secretly practicing her magical gifts at the Woodstock Palace of banished Tudor princess Elizabeth, Meg Lytton struggles to rebuff a marriage suit by witchfinder Marcus Dent, who is conspiring against the queen along with Meg's own family. Original.
Few , if any of us , can have failed to be pitch were flatter still , the effect would be
captivated by the charm of old house roofs more unpleasing , just as the steeper
pitch of hung with plain tiles , the hips covered with 60 deg . is more charming .
Riddle in Stone, Betrayal in the Highlands, and Blood in Snow Robert Evert. The
chain remained the same size. “Well, Master ... “I hate it.” “I believe that is part of the charm of these cells,” Kravel replied. “Very motivating, I would think.” Try the ...
Author: Robert Evert
Publisher: Diversion Books
Three fantasy novels in one volume—the saga of a humble librarian who becomes a hero in an epic battle . . . The Undead King is stirring again, amassing a goblin horde ready to sweep out of the mountains and destroy all of humanity. The only thing preventing utter annihilation is Edmund—a stuttering librarian who knows a secret, a secret that every thief, assassin, and king would kill to have. Over the course of a thrilling trilogy, Edmund will face adversaries ancient and relentless, fall in love and endure betrayal, lead his own kingdom, and enter into a battle that will determine the fate of man forever. With breathtaking suspense and imagination, Robert Evert has created a series that will enchant readers for generations.
It tasted good enough to Sal as he picked through the steaming filling. Aunty
Merinda had apparently gone for the day; her tent sat empty apart from a
pyramidal arrangement of twigs, string and feathers in its center. A charm to keep
it safe until ...
Author: Sean Williams
Publisher: Open Road Media
The Stone Mages rule the huge deserts of red sand. The vast coastlines are ruled by Sky Wardens. Magic is everywhere, but not all have the power to control and direct it. Any child found to have magical ability is sent to the Haunted City to be trained in the Change. On the coast of the Strand, Sal and his father arrive in the small, apparently normal town of Fundelry, where the locals are suspicious of newcomers and of anyone who stands out or appears different. Sal and his father are on the run from an unnamed someone . . . or something. When a local bully attacks Sal, he is rescued by Shilly and her teacher, Lodo. Lodo is marked with mysterious tattoos and seems to know a lot more about Sal than Sal knows about himself. Sal’s father wants to stay, but the Sky Wardens will be coming and Sal needs to learn what connection Lodo had with his mother and what fate seems to have been chosen for him before he was even born.
But, as he studied the charm of this bulb, as perfectly pear shaped as he felt
Marte's torso and nether regions must surely be, he noticed the tiniest gleam of
tinfoil protruding from its plastic disc. Being considerably taller than the average
Author: Mary Letts
The story begins when Julia returns to Spain, the country where she was born, for her mother's funeral. Although she was hoping to close the door on her difficult childhood and problematic relationship with her mother, she is forced to revisit these early memories when a skeleton is unearthed on the border of her mother's land. The ensuing homicide investigation involves not just Julia but also other inhabitants of the Spanish mountain village, and forces Julia to hire a lawyer to defend her mother's name. As the investigation proceeds, however, her relationship with the lawyer becomes increasingly complex.
USE OF STONE IN RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES. 9 those of north-western Europe.
”* Under certain circumstances modern Jews make use of a fragment of flint or
glass for this rite. The occurrence of flint knives in ancient Jewish sepulchres may
Author: John Evans
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This illustrated 1872 work describes Stone Age weapons, tools and ornaments, from cave and river-bed deposits as well as settlements.