Don't Kiss Them Goodbye

Don't Kiss Them Goodbye

Allison DuBois first realised her abilities at six years old when she saw her great-grandfather - after his funeral. For many years she learned to downplay her talents but while working for the county attorney when at law school, her gift took a distinct and miraculous turn. As she handled evidence from murder cases, Allison began to 'see' the crimes as they had occurred, providing vital information such as the location of bodies and unidentified perpetrators. She then decided to dedicate her life to ease the pain of those who have lost loved ones. Allison has helped solve numerous crimes. She has also been studied at three universities and her accuracy has amazed scientific researchers. DON'T KISS THEM GOODBYE is the fascinating account of a devoted wife and mother who combines a normal life with the ability to communicate with the dead.

Defiant

The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison, The Women Who Fought for Them, and The One Who Never Returned

Defiant

During the Vietnam War, hundreds of American prisoners-of-war faced years of brutal conditions and horrific torture at the hands of North Vietnamese guards and interrogators who ruthlessly plied them for military intelligence and propaganda. Determined to maintain their Code of Conduct, the POWs developed a powerful underground resistance. To quash it, their captors singled out its eleven leaders, Vietnam's own "dirty dozen," and banished them to an isolated jail that would become known as Alcatraz. None would leave its solitary cells and interrogation rooms unscathed; one would never return. As these eleven men suffered in Hanoi, their wives at home launched an extraordinary campaign that would ultimately spark the nationwide POW/MIA movement. The members of these military families banded together and showed the courage to not only endure years of doubt about the fate of their husbands and fathers, but to bravely fight for their safe return. When the survivors of Alcatraz finally came home, one would go on to receive the Medal of Honor, another would become a U.S. Senator, and a third still serves in the U.S. Congress. A powerful story of survival and triumph, Alvin Townley's Defiant will inspire anyone wondering how courage, faith, and brotherhood can endure even in the darkest of situations.

Paranormal Media

Audiences, Spirits and Magic in Popular Culture

Paranormal Media

The paranormal has gone mainstream. Beliefs are on the rise, with almost half of the British population, and two thirds of Americans, claiming to believe in extra sensory perceptions and hauntings. Psychic magazines like Spirit and Destiny, television shows such as Fringe, Ghost Whisperer and Most Haunted, ghost-cams and e-poltergeists, bestselling books on mind, body and spirit, and magicians like Derren Brown have moved from the outer limits to the centre of popular culture, turning paranormal beliefs and scepticism into revenue streams. Paranormal Media offers a unique, timely exploration of the extraordinary, unexplained and supernatural in popular culture, looking in unusual places in order to understand this phenomenon. Early spirit forms such as magic lantern shows or the spirit photograph are re-imagined as a search for extraordinary experiences in reality TV, ghost tourism, and live shows. Through a popular cultural ethnography, and critical analysis in social and cultural theory, this ground-breaking book by Annette Hill presents an original and rigorous examination of people's experiences of spirits and magic. In popular culture, people are players in an orchestral movement about what happens to us when we die. In a very real sense the audience is the show. This book is the story of audiences and their participation in a show about matters of life and death. Paranormal Media will be a highly interesting read for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as academics, on a wide range of television, media, cultural studies, and sociology courses.

Wandering Souls

Wandering Souls

Wandering Souls is the remarkable true story of an ordinary man. Author, Stuart Hawley, only began having experiences with the spirit world at the age of 57. Here he reveals how his life changed, as his amazing gift continued, bringing him and those around him wonderful messages from those who have passed over to the other side. Stuart recounts the contact he had with several “wandering souls” in need of help to find their families and allowing them to pass over and be at peace, the research involved and the reunions he was privileged to witness, and the relationship he was fortunate to build with his own spirit guides. This is a lovely collection of stories that skeptics, fence sitters and believers alike will enjoy.

Secrets of the Monarch

What the Dead Can Teach Us About Living a Better Life

Secrets of the Monarch

Allison DuBois, medium and inspiration for the Emmy award-winning BBC series MEDIUM, tells us that if you want to understand life, you must understand death. In SECRETS OF THE MONARCH, she shows readers how communicating with the dead has taught her important lessons about life and how we can apply those principles to our lives. The monarch butterfly takes several generations to complete its migration patterns and ensure the survival of future butterflies, just like we must live good lives to ensure the future happiness of our children and their children.

Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

When I was a teen I had played the Na Na Record on my stereo quite often. I think that the vinyl wore out at some point. Who would ever know that I would have the privilege to write Gary's Biography. As I entered Gary's studio I immediately felt the energy surrounding the room. Keyboard, guitar, lyrics to a new song, memorabilia and awards lined the walls. Gary immediately welcomed me into his world of music. Sharing with me thoughts of upcoming projects and his appearances that are coming soon. His passion, creativity, and knowledge beaming through. I felt his passion for his work and after spending time with him I knew what my writing ability would help achieve. The story behind Na Na, all his songs, his accomplishments, and his Life!

We Are Their Heaven

Why the Dead Never Leave Us

We Are Their Heaven

In We Are Their Heaven, Allison explores both connection and communication between the living and the dead. Throughout the book, Allison explains her link with the dead and allows those she has read for to share their own experiences with us. They identify the 'calling cards' of the dead, the initial private piece of information that serves to legitimize that the deceased is in fact trying to contact their loved one. Each chapter focuses on a different type of connection and loss: of parents, children, siblings, friends and spouses. With each reading, Allison's compassion is clearly seen. She explains how the spirit world requires a different sort of 'listening' from her. When you can 'feel' someone near you, she urges that this is not your imagination, but a heightened sense of awareness and what she calls a spiritual encounter. Her account of speaking to a group of parents of murdered children allows us to see that she sees as she walks into the room and finds each of the dead children there with their living parents. Don't Kiss Them Goodbye was a rewarding book for anyone interested in mediums. With We Are Their Heaven, Allison expands her audience. From a perspective few can offer, she shares heartbreaking and heartwarming tales of connection from the other side and provides comforting proof that our loved ones stay with us long after they are gone. Anyone who has experienced loss will find this book quenches their curiosity and soothes their hearts about those we miss.

Choosing

Choosing

Kenneth, half Jewish, grows up not knowing who he really is. Reporting on the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem, he learns about the Nazi Holocaust and begins to find his identity as a Jew. Finding himself also means freeing himself from a failed marriage. On the eve of the Six Days War he meets Maggie, another journalist, in the Greek Isles and she too has an identity problem. She follows him to Israel to cover the war with him and they fall in love in Israel as the war begins. Against the background of struggling Arab and Israeli armies, they work out who they are and what their future will be.

The Cadet Corporal

The Cadet Corporal

Now in his 2nd year as Army Cadet, trouble-maker Graham Kirk is faced with the biggest crisis of his cadetship. The annual field camp has begun and over nine gruelling days he will be forced to face challenges and temptations that test his integrity, courage and loyalty to the limit. Top of the list is Pigsy and his gang, soured by jealousy and resentment. And of course the girls. Will they stand in the way of his promotion to sergeant or will he rise to the challenge and become the leader nobody thinks he can be?ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Christopher Cummings is a Vietnam veteran, teacher, parent, traveller, Officer of Cadets, and author of 35 books. Bushwalking, history and travel have added depth to his experiences. He grew up in Cairns and Cape York Peninsula, experiencing many adventures in the North Queensland bush and at sea in his father's ships, adventures he has woven into his books.

Finding Her Home

Finding Her Home

Returning to Segundo, Colorado, was the last thing Tori Sandoval planned to do. She'd overcome the odds facing a girl from the small coal-mining town to become a big-city high school principal. But now her grandparents need her help. Still, she can't understand why widower Steve Remington would willingly move to the sticks with his children. Steve never expected that doing a favor for his elderly neighbors would introduce him to a woman as attractive as Tori. And, an even bigger surprise, she turns up again as his new boss! Working together brings them almost too close-but perhaps God intends Steve to teach Tori the meaning of home.