Broome, Australia, 1893: It's the wild and passionate heyday of the pearling industry, and when young English bride Olivia Hennessy meets dashing pearling master Captain Tyndall, their lives are destined to be linked by the mysterious power of the pearl. Sydney, Australia, 1995: Lily Barton embarks on a search for her family roots which leads her to Broome. But her quest for identity reveals more than she could have ever imagined. Tears of the Moon is the spellbinding bestseller from Australia's most popular female novelist.
Eight billion dollars? worth of Inca gold and silver are rumored to be hidden in an unmapped region of the Andes. This is the captivating story of that fabled treasure and the centuries-old spell it has cast on many, including a young American student, Peter Lourie. While completing anthropological fieldwork in Ecuador, Lourie heard the legend of Atahualpa?s ransom. The Incas gathered seven-hundred tons of gold (Sweat of the Sun) and silver (Tears of the Moon) to purchase the freedom of their king, Atahualpa, from Pizarro and his conquistadors. After the Inca ruler?s murder, the treasure vanished into the forsaken Llanganati range of the Andes. Lourie abandoned his graduate school ambitions to search for Atahualpa?s ransom. His quest for clues and his journey into the heart of the Andes is an absorbing and exciting detective story. Lourie?s account is also unforgettable for its revelations about the lives and characters of seasoned treasure hunters, the obsessed few lured by the siren song of legendary gold.
Talented songwriter Shawn Gallagher works as the cook in the family pub. With no responsibilities and no ties, Shawn seems happy with his life. No one understands why he doesn't put his musical gifts to profitable use - least of all Brenna O'Toole. Tough and independent, Brenna has also been secretly in love with Shawn for years. When she finally admits her true feelings, Shawn rejects her advances, protective of his single life. But Brenna doesn't give up that easily. And there are other forces at work in the enchanting village of Ardmore. Perhaps fate will step in with a helping hand...
The Romanian Grey Wolves have been kicked, beaten, and stomped--assailed from every side. Yet, every time evil thinks it’s gotten the upper hand, the wolves come roaring back to protect their own. No darkness can stand against them, especially when they fight united with their supernatural allies. But what happens when the darkness refuses to stand and fight? Instead, it flees, spreading across an entire continent, infecting the supernatural races as it goes. Will the wolves be able to stand against the hidden darkness, the Order of the Burning Claw, or will they crumble as it shakes them to their foundations? Sally, the group’s gypsy healer, is home with her pack, seemingly recovered from the psychic assault against her mind. Unbeknownst to the pack and its leaders, however, something sinister has followed in her wake. Vasile and his wolves will need the help of Thalion, prince of the elves, if they are to find a way to fight the veiled evil threatening both human and supernatural alike. But Thalion has his own mysteries to unravel. His father, Ludcarab, the elven king, is discovered alive, after having been lost for centuries. And neither Thalion or Vasile could possibly guess that Ludcarab might be the key to solving the puzzle of the Burning Claw.
Through love, we found pain Through depression, we learn to move on Through acceptance, we gained independence And with self-love, we found love again Let me take you to an adventure on my spaceship, orbiting the galaxies through infinity. As we ride on this journey, hold my hand and may we find happiness in the end.
After the Revolution, Sheng falls in love with a boy from the other side. He and his family are Red Guard sympathisers. Her family is horrified. Years later the two meet again, but times have changed. Her beloved is not the man she thought he was.
Tears of the Blue Moon is about a man who takes charge in a time of confusion and pain. Captain Foxx learns that anything can disappear overnight and that there is still alot out there that humans don't know. He must take charge and save us all, or there won't be any telling what will happen.
This vivid, down-to-Earth fantasy is in the best tradition of the hero myth for the New Age. Two protagonists, a heroine and a hero, venture forth with their familiars into a fabulous world where the order of ordinary life is breaking down. While trying to figure out how to make the moon cry, they are at the same time taking a journey of self-awakening. Readers of all ages will find plenty of humor, goodwill, fun and mysterious adventure in this journey into magical realism - along with a dose of good old self-reflection.
"Tears of the Moon" is the story of a man obsessed and haunted by the mysteries of Peru's ancient past. Spurred on by a cryptic letter and the sudden disappearance of his former mentor, John Franke embarks upon a quest for the fabled Inca city of Vilcabamba. All the while he is plagued by the nightmares of his past, which seem to lead him to a peculiar and terrifying destiny. But as he searches for the last stronghold of that ancient people, he finds more than he ever anticipated; learning that some secrets should not be uncovered.