Two Epic Storytellers and a Clash of Ancient Cultures Brian Godawa, best-selling author of ancient historical fantasy, teams up with Charlie Wen, the past visual director of Marvel Studios, to tell an action-adventure romance rooted in the ancient history and spiritual reality of China. Written through the Watcher paradigm that was familiar to readers of Chronicles of the Nephilim. East Eats West It’s 220 B.C. The ancient Western Empire is crumbling. In a desperate bid to save his throne, the Greek Seleucid king over Babylon sends his son, Antiochus, a dishonored warrior, into the mysterious land of the Far East to capture a mythical creature that will give him absolute power: a dragon. Antiochus takes with him his longtime friend, Balthazar, a member of the Magi order of Babylon, responsible for both the religion and science of the empire. But Balthazar also carries with him a dangerous secret that could destroy Antiochus’ plans and plunge the world into chaos. They sail beyond their maps into the mysterious and uncharted Eastern Orient. They are discovered and escorted inland to the empire of Ch’in (now known as China), ruled by the first emperor, Ch’in Shi Huang Di. The emperor is a brutal ruler and is on the edge of insanity in a mad quest to find the elixir of immortality. Antiochus meets and falls in forbidden love with a beautiful concubine of the emperor, Mei Li. But she also harbors a secret that can bring down the mad emperor. It’s the truth of China’s spiritual past that is mysteriously connected to the ancient Hebrews and the Tower of Babel. And there are spiritual principalities and powers who seek to stop them all. These are the Watchers, who have their own plans to rule the world. Finding and capturing a dragon is the least of Antiochus’ difficulties in this action-adventure clash of cultures and war of gods. Part of the Historical Fantasy Series Chronicles of the Watchers The Dragon King is the first book of the Historical Fantasy Series Chronicles of the Watchers that charts the influence of spiritual principalities and powers over the course of human history. The kingdoms of man in service to the gods of the nations at war. Completely based on ancient historical and mythological research.
In a Silent Way chronicles the coming of age in the late sixties of young Jeanna Kendall as she quietly facilitates a close-knit community of learners in a progressive urban school, grapples with racism and sexism within her community activist group, and experiences the extreme highs and lows of her first intimate relationship, which happens to be with a revered and powerful community leader.
Jeanna encounters all the same issues we confront today: youth of color demeaned and destroyed, wise community elders discounted by leaders who “know better,” and the “sexploitation” of women in the movement. Gradually overwhelmed by the mounting challenges she faces on all fronts, and on the verge of a breakdown, a crisis emerges within her movement group that transforms everything and everyone and opens up a new world of possibilities, ones deeply relevant to us today.
What if you and your first love get your happy-ever-after, but it doesn't work out?
SECOND DESTINY follows a beautiful, frustrated wife and artist who is reunited with the successful, gorgeous hero with Bollywood-good-looks and charisma. When fate brings them face to face again, can they put their past behind, or will their intense passion reignite and endanger everything in its path?
THE OLDER GENERATION BROKE THEM APART
Lia Abraham gave up everything for her family and culture--art, autonomy and even self-worth. Worst of all was the sacrifice of Bollywood-gorgeous, idealistic Devraj Shah, when Lia caved in to pressure from both their families. She broke her first love's heart by marrying the "right" Jewish man.
THE YOUNGER GENERATION REUNITES THEM
19 years later, minutes after Lia demands a divorce from her cheating husband, her world turns upside down again; Devraj is at her door. His nephew and Lia's feisty teenage daughter are repeating history. They're in love, but the now reserved, enigmatic Devraj is dead-set against the couple's marriage plans. He is convinced Lia's daughter will ultimately reject his nephew the way Lia had rejected Devraj. After years of feeling caged in a loveless marriage, Lia embraces her newly found freedom, and her resurgent passion for Devraj is irresistible.
Once again, she surrenders to the true love of her life, but their affair re-ignites opposition from both families. Will Lia's second chance at love again destroy her loved ones and her dreams? Torn once again between her love for Devraj, her family responsibilities and her need for true independence, will Lia choose duty over the desires of her heart?
Nichole, a young black woman, is caught in a tough position. She is juggling too many responsibilities as her world falls apart around her. When her mother turns up missing while performing an errand, Nichole is left picking up the pieces of her shattered life and taking care of her younger siblings. She isn't sure where she can turn to for help, and she is facing a lot of harsh realities about how life works and how much prejudice can hold her back.
Richard is a lawyer who lost himself in corporate law. He wants to help Nichole through her heartbreaking situation, but he makes mistakes and loses her trust. He discovers that he's been doing the right things for the wrong reasons for a long time. Everything begins to fall apart as he realizes he's swept problems under the rug for so long he might no longer be able to fix them. After meeting a young alcoholic who is struggling to take control of his life, Richard wakes up to just how far off-course his life has become and attempts to right it. He asks Nichole for a second chance to help her overcome her obstacles, and he hopes it isn't too late.
Can Nichole and Richard overcome their prejudices and get a Second Chance?
Second Chances is a contemporary novel set in Middle America that delves into Social Issues people deal with on a regular basis. It features a strong female protagonist standing up to the world and pushing back against commonplace wrongs. It tells a hopeful story about facing up to our own prejudices and coming to terms with who we are today, who we want to become, and what it will take to get there.
A captivating and complex beauty, Bettina Charles has exactly what it takes to make it big in the music industry of the 1980s—gorgeous looks, striking intelligence, and undeniable talent as a singer-songwriter, musician, and dancer. As she maneuvers to take the world by storm, her journey is like a metronome—moving back and forth from happy-glad to gloomy-sad. Non-stop drama is the tempo of her complicated love song, causing Tina dizziness during her climb to super-stardom. The rising songstress is no stranger to tragedy, having lost both of her birth parents and her adopted mother at an early age.
Sexy, thought-provoking, and entirely unpredictable, A Complicated Love Song is literary mainstream fiction at its best, documenting one young woman’s rise to pop-icon status between ages seventeen and twenty-one. Peppered with clever turns-of-phrase, lyrics straight from Tina’s songbook, and surprising situations, our first glimpse at Lynda Jones-Burns’s stellar fictional songstress is one that will have readers longing to see what happens next.
A nursing aide harvests lessons caring for seniors to fight for her life. Kyong Ah Choi eases patients from the jaws of disaster, coaxing cranky limbs and organs into working order. One night she coughs up a blood clot resembling a chunk of Dead Husband's liver. She smothers panic with cigarettes and memory of a patient who staged his own Kevorkian.
Yet her blood will not be silenced. Soon she shuttles between days rescuing patients and nights at the county hospital, where Oakland's shot, maimed, and uninsured lean away from her TB-like hacking. Loath to ask for help, she dodges her kids Yumi the hater, Mickey the boozer, and Sally the lesbian sex toy store clerk. But when a North-Korean-missile-sized biopsy needle disgorges its payload, Kyong Ah must up her game to outwit a killer that copycats the ingenuity of its immigrant host.