For Sheila Myhra, the beginning of the new year is anything but happy. Her fiancé, Driver, is called away to Rome on a reconnaissance mission while at the same time her renegade father makes a surprise appearance in Fort Worth. Against the wishes of her friends, Sheila confronts her father alone, and when the results of that meeting find Sheila trying to save the lives of thousands of believers, she gets a taste of her true power. Hungry to find the answers she has sought for so long, Sheila treads the fine line between good and evil. The answers to Sheila's past crash headlong into Driver's hidden, painful past, and the two must confront not only each other, but whatever their future—however short it may be—holds for the two of them.
For Sheila Myhra, the beginning of the new year is anything but happy.
Author: Terry A. Burgess
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Why is our sense of smell so under-appreciated? We tend to think of smell as a vestigial remnant of our pre-human past, doomed to gradual extinction, and we go to great lengths to eliminate smells from our environment, suppressing body odour, bad breath and other smells. Living in a relatively odour-free environment has numbed us to the importance that smells have always had in human history and culture. In this major new book Robert Muchembled restores smell to its rightful place as one of our most important senses and examines the transformation of smells in the West from the Renaissance to the beginning of the 19th century. He shows that in earlier centuries, the air in towns and cities was often saturated with nauseating emissions and dangerous pollution. Having little choice but to see and smell faeces and urine on a daily basis, people showed little revulsion; until the 1620s, literature and poetry delighted in excreta which now disgust us. The smell of excrement and body odours were formative aspects of eroticism and sexuality, for the social elite and the popular classes alike. At the same time, medicine explained outbreaks of plague by Satan's poisonous breath corrupting the air. Amber, musk and civet came to be seen as vital bulwarks against the devil's breath: scents were worn like armour against the plague. The disappearance of the plague after 1720 and the sharp decline in fear of the devil meant there was no longer any point in using perfumes to fight the forces of evil, paving the way for the olfactory revolution of the 18th century when softer, sweeter perfumes, often with floral and fruity scents, came into fashion, reflecting new norms of femininity and a gentler vision of nature. This rich cultural history of an under-appreciated sense will be appeal to a wide readership.
In this major new book Robert Muchembled restores smell to its rightful place as one of our most important senses and examines the transformation of smells in the West from the Renaissance to the beginning of the 19th century.
Author: Robert Muchembled
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
We both smell like the ocean though . " " I was hoping you wouldn't notice ... It's a far better smell than the back of the fish truck in Hong Kong , wouldn't you agree ? ... “ Well , it's only been six months ; I 52 Devil's Breath Volcano.
Author: Trout, Richard E
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
The gates of hell are about to open-and heaven help those who stand in the way. The Indians call it Koshari-the ancient devil spirit who rules his wilderness kingdom from a windswept plateau high above the quiet Utah town of Moondance. Until now, the spirit has remained undisturbed. Soon, however, the terrifying forces of evil will be unleashed, and those who dare violate his sacred land will not escape the fiery heat of the Devil's Breath.
In fact, the aroma kept intensifying as the party climbed. Suddenly the smell became a stench and brought Keene to a lurching halt. Now he recognized it for what it was—blood. ... He held his nose and tried breathing through his mouth.
Author: R. R. Irvine
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Sheila Myhra just wants to know why. Why no one had ever prepared her for the responsibility of possessing incredible powers. Why no one had ever told her how to use those powers to battle her renegade father and his pet Demon, Malphas. So when a legendary lost explorer, a painted buffalo hide, a haunted antique desk, a cursed spear, a vengeful woman, earthquakes, a warrant for her arrest, and picking out wedding invitations all start vying for Sheila's attention, she seriously considers throwing in the towel. Sheila longs for the normal life she led before she was drawn into the dark world of Demons, power-hungry humans, and her own incredible legacy. And when the Spear of Longinus the fabled Roman spear that pierced Jesus' side on the cross leads her father to a secret Christian society double-cross, Sheila's wish may come true sooner than she wants. As Sheila and Driver's blessed day draws near, so do those that wish to see Sheila exposed and eliminated. Calling in favors from old and new friends alike, it will still take all of Sheila's power, cunning, and determination just to survive her wedding day.
Sheila Myhra just wants to know why.
Author: Terry A. Burgess
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
There is nothing more tragic than a story left untold. At least that is what Sherlock Holmes thought. Through his urgings Doctor Watson opens his tin dispatch box to recall a series of strange and grotesque events which consumed their daily lives in the early months of 1899. Follow Holmes and Watson as they tackle an unusual case of hysteria, race through fires in Whitechapel, find mystery and murder in a seaside village, and discover what strange game is afoot when an assault in the confines of 221b sends Holmes and Watson racing against time towards a deadly and toxic end! One thing is certain, sometimes the most deadly villain is their legacy. The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Volume 2.
When I returned to bed I thought I could smell that devilish aroma again. Oct '98 Walter has been missing several weeks. I can't get any clues or information. ... “It's the smell the devil's breath is the smell.” “Correct, Watson.
Author: Luke Kuhns
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
The 18th-century meets the sharp blade of forensic science... Eighteenth-century anatomist Dr Thomas Silkstone travels to the English countryside to unravel a tangled web of mystery, medicine, and murder... A man staggers out of his cottage into the streets of Oxfordshire, shattering an otherwise peaceful evening with the terrible sight of his body shaking and his eyes wild with horror. Many of the villagers believe the Devil himself has entered Joseph Makepeace, the latest victim of a 'great fog' that darkens the skies over England. When Joseph's son and daughter are found murdered - heads bashed in by a shovel - the town's worst suspicions are confirmed: Evil is abroad and needs to be banished. A brilliant man of science, Dr. Thomas Silkstone is not one to heed superstition. But as a natural disaster fills the skies with smoke and ash, clogging the lungs of all who breathe it in, the grisly details of a father's crime compels Dr. Silkstone to look for answers beyond his medical books. It seems that no one, not even Lady Lydia Farrell, is safe from the impending doom. Praise for Tessa Harris: 'A densely plotted yarn about a crafty 18th-century poisoner wreaking havoc on the Oxfordshire estate of a noble family . . . we await - indeed, demand - the sequel' New York Times Book Review 'Harris' research is meticulous. The results are a historical CSI with a romance and excellent mystery' Romantic Times 'Populated with real historical characters and admirably researched, Harris's novel features a complex and engrossing plot' Library Journal 'The author will have you flipping the pages at each unexpected turn in the plot. The novel is an absorbing read with a shocking twist at the end' Historical Novel Society 'Well-rounded characters, cleverly concealed evidence, and an assured prose style point to a long run for this historical series' Publishers Weekly Starred Review 'The exceptionally strong historical background in this 1780s London-set novel makes it impossible to put down. With each book, the mysteries have become stronger . . . Silkstone is an admirable character and he captures readers' emotional interest' RT Book Reviews The Dr Thomas Silkstone Mysteries: The Anatomist's Apprentice The Dead Shall Not Rest The Devil's Breath The Lazarus Curse Shadow of the Raven Secrets in the Stones
He would breathe in her lavender smell and feel her touch. Only now it would be cold from the grave. He shivered and turned to see, coming out of the gloom, Susannah Kidd. Quickly he rose to his feet. “What are you doing here?
Author: Tessa Harris
Publisher: Hachette UK
Dungeons! Dragons! Dinosaurs! Graxen and Nadala are sky-dragons exiled beyond the Cursed Mountains. With Nadala too pregnant to fly, they seek refuge in a remote valley, discovering too late that it’s overrun with primordial predators even bigger and toothier than dragons. Things get even worse when they cross paths with Bitterwood, the legendary dragon slayer, who’s come to the valley on a quest for lost relics. Men hunt dragons, dragons battle men, and dinosaurs attack everything that moves in this epic adventure from acclaimed storyteller James Maxey! Dragonsgate: Devils is the first of a new series of adventures that unfold following the events of the original Bitterwood trilogy. While it does feature characters from the previous books, it's a fresh beginning that new readers can easily engage with. Dragonsgate: Devils, include both the new novel and three bonus novellas from the Dragonsgate: Preludes & Omens collection.
Zeeky took a deep breath. “There are dozens of them nearby.” “You can smell deer?” asked Keturah. “You can't?” asked Zeeky. Bitterwood sniffed the air. “Don't tell me you're part bloodhound as well,” said Keturah. “No,” said Bitterwood.
Author: James Maxey
Publisher: James Maxey
In a dying coastal town near Cape Cod, Stanley Falk lives a quiet and unassuming life as a dishwasher. A shell of what and who he once was, Stanley is a man with a dark and violent past who does his best to forget by drinking it all away. But one morning he awakens to find his meager bank account emptied and his memory of the drunken evening prior wiped clean. Vague memories and terrible nightmares of evil gods, distant planets and a hideous room where torture has been practiced and blood flows like water haunt his every waking moment. Something depraved is intent on dragging him back into the same pit of darkness he’s fought his entire life to crawl out of, and now there are others, in the shadows, watching his every move and luring him closer to a truth beyond comprehension...beyond evil...beyond anything he’s ever imagined possible. You worship what you do not know.
In a dying coastal town near Cape Cod, Stanley Falk lives a quiet and unassuming life as a dishwasher.
Author: Greg F Gifune
Edmund Peoples, definitely an optimistic person, has just received an important assignment: to visit various lands, each famous for a particular social advance. With orders to report back to his superiors on each land’s successful methods and how his country can achieve social betterment as a result, Peoples prepares to leave his girlfriend and best friend behind, and embark on his journey accompanied by two other investigating visitors: the attractive Sunni Childless and the young and ambitious Omar Hinki. As Peoples and the two other visitors agree to separate and launch solo investigations, he begins his romp through ten strange, frightening, and laughable lands where he is confronted with humorous social and non-political spoofs as well as personal struggles that eventually lead him to shed his optimistic persona and embrace pessimism. Forced to question his beliefs, trust in strangers, and face danger, Peoples manages to survive his journey and return home, only to discover he has lost everything. Now jobless, aimless, and without a purpose, Peoples must somehow find his way back to a happy life. Visit to the Circus of Fools shares a hero’s entertaining, satirical journey through various lands as he learns more than he ever imagined, especially about himself.
Coming closer to me Valley said, “Oh yes, we've outlawed the devil's machines. They pollute the air, kill innocent little babies.” Peace suggested I take another deep breath and experience what banishment ofcars had wrought.
Author: Charles E. Schwarz
Theres a good reason why the thorny devil has a false head on its shoulders. Its an adaptation that developed to help protect the thorny devil when the reptile feels threatened. Most adaptations have a good explanationbut that doesnt make some of them any less odd! From snakes shedding their skin a few times a year to the almost unbreakable shells of reptile eggs, reptile adaptations are made even more fascinating in this book through full-color, up-close photographs. In addition to cool adaptations, readers learn science curriculum topics such as the main features of reptiles, evolution, and life cycles.
Snakes have nostrils, too, but they're more important for breathing than smelling. SNAKES USE THEIR TONGUE AND A SPECIAL ORGAN, OR BODY PART, ON THE ROOF OF THEIR MOUTH TO SMELL! This Jacobson's organ is made of sensing cells and has ...
Author: Patricia Fletcher
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
That Satan in his kingdom hath several sorts of sinners , and there are some in whom the devil's breath is so strong that a man may smell it ; as a holy man may savour the Spirit of God in another man that is holy .
Author: Thomas Goodwin
In this riveting debut, equal parts Cabin in the Woods and The Breakfast Club, five teens will discover what lies within a local, infamous house is darker, and more personal, than any urban legend. Plenty of legends surround the infamous Boulder House in Whispering Bluffs, Wisconsin, but nobody takes them seriously. Certainly nobody believes that the original owner, Maxwell Cartwright Jr., cursed its construction—or that a murder of crows died upon its completion, turning the land black with their carcasses. If there were truth to any of the local folklore, River Red High wouldn’t offer a field trip there for the graduating class. Five very different seniors—Violet, Paul, Ashley, Dylan, and Gretchen—volunteer, each for private reasons, none of which have to do with trip itself. When they’re separated from the group, they discover that what lies within Boulder House is far more horrifying than any rumor they’ve heard. To survive, they’ll have to band together and ultimately confront the truths of their darkest selves.
Ashley's perfume mixes with the musty smell of sweat and bodies. The guy—the thing, the monster, whatever he is—starts twirling his cane again. “We're going to play a game now, ... I can smell his rotting breath. Ashley makes a small, ...
Author: M.C. Atwood
Publisher: Soho Press
Category: Young Adult Fiction
IN THE FOOTHILLS OF SAN DIEGO, A SERIAL ARSONIST AWAITS THE WIND Eddie DeSilva, San Diegos ex-chief of police, is asked to take on a cold case that turns out to be anything but cold. Its the height of the dangerous fire season and a raging wildfire, believed to have been set by an arsonist, has rained ashes on the city for five days, causing massive evacuations. Three years earlier, in nearby Diablo Gorge, three fire-fighters died when they were encircled by a raging wildfire and the calcified bones of two others were found in the ashes, their deaths the result of an apparent unsolved arson-homicide. Now an arsonist, who calls himself Moonlighter, is backwriting poems about his feats of fire on internet chat rooms frequented by pyromaniacs. When neither the state fire authorities nor the FBI are willing to join forces to catch the serial arsonist, DeSilva forms his own team that includes his former partner, detective Fisher Wells, psychologist (and currant main-squeeze), Pauline Graham, and Sunny Szabo, a recovering meth addict suffering from agoraphobia. As the Santa Ana windsthe devils breathblow hot out of the mountains, the sociopathic arsonist spins out of control, in this taut police procedural, the third in the Eddie DeSilva mystery series.
He often felt himself surrounded by fires: campfires, bonfires, wildfires. He saw structures—houses, vehicles, barns and commercial buildings—engulfed in flames. Sometimes when he awoke he could actually smell the smoke and ashes ...
Author: Richard Hicks
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Eden is a dark, psychological thriller with elements of horror. Benjamin Moses Smith has come face to face with The Devil. He is sure of it. Every time that he thinks about the encounter near the river, Ben begins to panic all over again. He begins to smell the blood on the Devil's breath again. He begins to hear the gravel in the Devil's voice once more. The problem is, nobody seems to believe that Ben's story is real. After so many years of making up fantastic tales to demand his family's attention, Benjamin has lost their trust. Luke, Ezekiel, and even Papa are refusing to listen to him now. But Benjamin's Devil is real. And it will be coming back for Ben in three days. Now, Ben has three days to convince his family to run away from the frontier cabin where they have lived forever. Three days to prepare his defenses. To hide. Three days to figure out why Papa is sneaking out into the woods alone. Three days to figure out why Ben is suddenly having the most vivid nightmares of events which never happened. Three days to save his family from the Devil at their doorstep, and, possibly, to save them from each other.
Eden is a dark, psychological thriller with elements of horror.
Author: William Sterling
Part 1 of this book provides an annotated edition of Samuel Harsnett's famous attack on the practice of exorcism, which had a profound influence upon Shakespeare's conception and writing of King Lear. Part 2 explores the context of Shakespeare's reading of Harsnett's book.
out of hand , as they use to cry Mackerels when they are afraide of smelling . This feare was very needlesse , for as you see holy water in this devil - pageant hath acquit it selfe wel , especially in the miracle of the Mare : so you ...
Author: Frank Walsh Brownlow
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Andre Verlain is on top of the world. At the age of twenty-six, he is already a respected member of the medical field, in love with a beautiful woman, Rachel Hayot. But then, in 1902, he finds himself in France, where he learns how easy it is to fall from the highest height to the lowest low. While in Paris, Andre meets a mysterious fortune teller, and Madame Boulier has some bad news . According to Madame, Andre must soon make a choice. It is foretold that the woman he truly loves is doomed to die in the city of St. Pierre on the island of Martiniquekilled by the eruption of the volcano, Pelee. Andre is suspiciousuntil he sets foot on the destined island and realizes he has eight days before Pelee is fated to explode. Andre is in love with Rachel; the soothsayer must be referring to her but what of the enchanting island woman known only as White Flower? Rachel is the daughter of a rich plantation owner; she is safety and comfort. White Flower is the sister of a voodoo cultista dangerous man, hell-bent on killing Andre. She is not a viable prospect for marriage, so why does Andre feel such strong connection to the island beauty? Time is running out. Andre can only save one womanbut which one? And will Andre survive long enough to love her?
The smell permeated the area. It was a mixture of burning flesh, wood, cinders; a scorched putrid smell that gripped the throat and turned the stomach and sulfur from the gases that came from the fireball. Many of the rescuers were ...
Author: Dahn Alexander Batchelor
A thrilling new urban fantasy filled with magic and motorcycles from Jennifer Rush, author of the Altered saga--perfect for fans of Beautiful Creatures. Eighteen-year-old Jemmie Carmichael is surrounded by magic in the quiet town of Hawthorne, New York. In her world, magic users are called ""kindled,"" and Jemmie would count herself among them if only she could cast a simple spell without completely falling apart. To make matters worse, she was recently snubbed by Crowe-the dangerous and enigmatic leader of Hawthorne's kindled motorcycle gang, the Devils' League. When the entire kindled community rolls into Hawthorne for an annual festival, a rumor spreads that someone is practicing forbidden magic. Then people start to go missing. With threats closing in from every side, no one can be trusted. Jemmie and Crowe will have to put aside their tumultuous history to find their loved ones, and the only thing that might save them is the very flaw that keeps Jemmie from fully harnessing her abilities. For all her years of feeling useless, Jemmie may just be the most powerful kindled of all. Sexy and suspenseful, Devils and Thieves delivers on the bewitching combination of magic and motorcycle gangs.
Just because I could sense Crowe's magic didn't mean he was here—the Schoolhouse always smelled like him. When I didn't see him, I relaxed a little. With our table now full, and Alex talking about her mother's plans for the Medici tent ...
Author: Jennifer Rush
Publisher: Hachette UK
Overnight the world had changed. U.S. currency failed and lawlessness ruled. A small group of people turned to the historical rules of pyracy to survive. They found others in the Rocky Mountains and soon became a strong crew that cared for one another. Their leader was their Captain, and like many before her, she was capable of both great and terrible things.
had just gone into the second camper when a putrid smell greeted her. She covered her face with a sleeve and ... While breathing deep to remove the scent from her lungs, she spotted one of her men crossing the yard. “Jack!” she called.
Author: S. F. Silver
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
'Heartbreaking and breathtaking.' – Clive Barker, author of Hellraiser In 2012 Marc Heal stumbled across a yellowed newspaper cutting about Derry Knight: a man who claimed that he belonged to a secret Satanic group operating at the highest levels of British society. Helped by John Baker, vicar of the Sussex village of Newick, Knight had falsely raised large sums from wealthy gentry on the pretext of destroying powerful items of Satanic regalia. Heal threw away the cutting but it made him deeply uneasy. Why could he remember nothing about the Knight affair even though he had grown up at its epicentre? Why did he know so much about the people in the story and yet recalled so little about it? Finally, he faced up to the reason for the blank: the trial had taken place in the weeks immediately after the defining trauma of his life. In December 1985 an elder from his parents' evangelical Christian church attempted an exorcism on him believing he was possessed by demons. Based on extensive interviews with all the surviving witnesses this book explores the truth behind Derry Knight and the devastating effects that evangelical Christianity had on one young man.
There was no smell of booze – for a moment the policeman wondered if it was drugs. But it didn't feel right. ... The policeman could now feel his breath, smell the sticky iron of the drying gore. And something else, some trace of candle ...
Author: Marc Heal
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography