Through the eyes of a killer… Rachel de Luca has found incredible success writing self-help books.
Author: Maggie Shayne
Through the eyes of a killer… Rachel de Luca has found incredible success writing self-help books. But her own blindness and the fact that her troubled brother has gone missing have convinced her that positive thinking is nothing but bull. Her cynicism wavers when a cornea transplant restores her sight. The new eyes seem to give her new life, until they prove too good to be true and she starts seeing terrifying visions of brutal murders—crimes she soon learns are all too real. Detective Mason Brown's own brother recently died, leaving behind a horrific secret. In atonement, Mason donated his brother's organs, though he's kept the fact quiet. Now he wants to help Rachel find her brother, but when he discovers the shocking connection between her visions and his own brother, he suddenly has to do everything in his power to save her from a predator who is somehow still hunting from beyond the grave.
The Unsettling Story of Horror Darryl Jones. S L E E PIN G W IT H T H E L I G H T S ON o one story o D. A. R. R. v. L J O N Es Sleeping with the Lights On. Cover.
Author: Darryl Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Four o'clock in the morning, and the lights are on and still there's no way we're going to sleep, not after the film we just saw. The book we just read. Fear is one of the most primal human emotions, and one of the hardest to reason with and dispel. So why do we scare ourselves? It seems almost mad that we would frighten ourselves for fun, and yet there are thousands of books, films, games, and other forms of entertainment designed to do exactly that. As Darryl Jones shows, the horror genre is huge. Ranging from vampires, ghosts, and werewolves to mad scientists, Satanists, and deranged serial killers, the cathartic release of scaring ourselves has made its appearance in everything from Shakespearean tragedies to internet memes. Exploring the key tropes of the genre, including its monsters, its psychological chills, and its love affair with the macabre, Darryl Jones discusses why horror stories disturb us, and how society responds to literary and film representations of the gruesome and taboo. Should the enjoyment of horror be regarded with suspicion? Are there different levels of the horrific, and should we distinguish between the commonly reviled carnage of contemporary torture porn and the culturally acceptable bloodbaths of ancient Greek tragedies? Analysing the way in which horror manifests multiple personalities, and has been used throughout history to articulate the fears and taboos of the current generation, Jones considers the continuing evolution of the genre today. As horror is mass marketed to mainstream society in the form of romantic vampires and blockbuster hits, it also continues to maintain its former shadowy presence on the edges of respectability, as banned films and violent internet phenomena push us to question both our own preconceptions and the terrifying capacity of human nature.
I watched until the taillights disappeared. The breath I'd been holding released in a choke. “He doesn't own a motorcycle.” For the second time in a day I considered the possibility of being awake in the middle of one of my bizarre ...
Author: Brenda Whiteside
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
After two failed marriages and countless relationships, Sandra Holiday thinks she's met the man to end her years of less than perfect choices; choices that not only derailed her travel-related career plans but also left her single and broke. Carson Holiday, a Las Vegas country crooner with swoon-inducing good looks, spent his adult life pursuing a recording contract and love, never holding on to either. After eighteen years, he drops back into Sandra's life, reigniting an attraction he can't deny. When Carson reappears, Sandra must choose again. Only this time, nothing's as it seems. A secret admirer, a redheaded stalker, and an eccentric millionaire throw her on a dangerous path, with Carson her only truth. As life confronts her with yet another turning point, will her decisions find her eternally sleeping with the lights on ? or will she finally discover a way to turn them off'
“Sleep tight!” I said. “Sleep tight,” she said. “Watch out for bed bugs. Sleep on your back, or your stomach, or any side you want,” I said. I repeated a litany of bedtime-related freedoms and privileges. I remember my bedtime as quiet ...
Author: Bruce Stockler
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Bruce Stockler captures the chaos, joy and challenges of becoming the father of triplets in this hilarious, fast-paced, and refreshingly honest memoir. From the moment Stockler and his wife, Roni, learn they have hit the fertility jackpot, their lives are turned upside down. The day the babies are born--in an operating room bustling with 30 doctors, nurses and technicians--is the first jolt in a physical and emotional roller-coaster ride. And every day following continues to reveal one unpredictable twist after another. Just going to the supermarket and keeping the kids--and the store--safe from disaster is like an episode from an adventure story. When the triplets start to walk, and explode in three directions at once, they quickly learn to exploit their newfound freedom at every possible turn.
Lights Out is one wake-up call none of us can afford to miss.
Author: T. S. Wiley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When it comes to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression, everything you believe is a lie. With research gleaned from the National Institutes of Health, T.S. Wiley and Bent Formby deliver staggering findings: Americans really are sick from being tired. Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression are rising in our population. We’re literally dying for a good night’s sleep. Our lifestyle wasn’t always this way. It began with the invention of the lightbulb. When we don’t get enough sleep in sync with seasonal light exposure, we fundamentally alter a balance of nature that has been programmed into our physiology since day one. This delicate biological rhythm rules the hormones and neurotransmitters that determine appetite, fertility, and mental and physical health. When we rely on artificial light to extend our day until 11 p.m., midnight, and beyond, we fool our bodies into living in a perpetual state of summer. Anticipating the scarce food supply and forced inactivity of winter, our bodies begin storing fat and slowing metabolism to sustain us through the months of hibernation and hunger that never arrive. Our own survival instinct, honed over millennia, is now killing us. Wiley and Formby also reveal: -That studies from our own government research prove the role of sleeplessness in diabetes, heart disease, cancer, infertility, mental illness, and premature aging -Why the carbohydrate-rich diets recommended by many health professionals are not only ridiculously ineffective but deadly -Why the lifesaving information that can turn things around is one of the best-kept secrets of our day. Lights Out is one wake-up call none of us can afford to miss.
Proverbs 3:24 says that wisdom and understanding of God's Word helps us sleep: “When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.” Psalm 4:8 relishes the protection of God: “In peace I will lie down ...
Author: Chad Cramer
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Lights Out! is packed with real-life examples from the author's life as well as his children's, as he challenges the prevalent fear of the dark in a courageous duel. After dealing with this fear for over a decade and then again with his children, Chad determined to help others overcome this fear from the things he learned. If you've ever struggled with this fear or your children currently do, then dive in and discover how your children can win through Scripture and the scores of "fearbusters" listed at the end of each chapter. Victory can start immediately, and your children don't have to wait any longer to enjoy the wonders of the night instead of being afraid of them. They'll learn to rely on the "God who sees" and the one who created darkness for a reason. Whether your children are in their toddler years or in college, this book delivers the message in an amusing yet strategic way, to help your children trample fear with faith. Sweet dreams and peaceful nights await the courageous child who learns to rest in the shadow of the Almighty!
This is the percentage of the night, from the time the sleep technician says “lights out” until he or she says “lights on,” that the patient is actually sleeping. Normal sleep efficiency is >85%. It is important to consider both sleep ...
Author: Michael Friedman
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Recent years have brought many significant changes to the field of sleep apnea and snoring, and this revised 2nd Edition keeps you up to date with every effective intervention. Sleep Apnea and Snoring: Surgical and Non-Surgical Therapy, 2nd Edition, takes a focused, multidisciplinary approach to all sleep apnea and snoring related illnesses, making it an outstanding reference for surgery in this key area within otolaryngology. New chapters, new techniques and procedures, and new contributing authors ensure that you’re completely up to date. Covers recent topics such as transoral robotic assisted surgery, new techniques in nasal valve repair, and pediatric patients and sleep apnea. New chapters cover home sleep testing, lingual tonsil grading system, algorithms for surgery and for multi-level treatment, new techniques in nasal valve repair, and transoral robotic assisted surgery (TORS for OSA). New authors and associate editors provide a fresh perspective throughout the text. Includes contributions from leaders in neurology, pulmonology, psychiatry, otolaryngology, and oral and maxillofacial surgery to create a truly multi-disciplinary approach. Uses a consistent, templated, full-color format for quick, easy access to the most up-to-date surgical and non-surgical interventions for sleep apnea and snoring. Details when and why surgery is necessary, and how to perform a successful operation for snoring and sleep apnea.
sleeping so I could get up early and find the fault in the last lamp; something I had decided to do that evening ... I got up and turned off the lights; they were making haloes of light that hounded me wherever I happened to turn.
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Author: David Reimer
Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers
The results from PISA 2015 and TIMSS 2015 were published in November and December 2016. All the Nordic countries participated in PISA. Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden participated in TIMSS grade 4 and Norway and Sweden participated in TIMSS grade 8. The Nordic countries have similarities but also differences, which makes it interesting and valuable to carry out analyses in a Nordic perspective. In this report researchers from all the Nordic countries have done in-depth analyses on different policy relevant themes based on the results presented in 2016. The purpose of this report has been to present policy relevant analyses of TIMSS and PISA in a way that is accessible for policy makers on different levels in the Nordic countries, with the aim to contribute to further development in the education area.
REM or stage R (rapid eye movement sleep) The determination of the sleep stages allows the generation of several sleepspecific parameters which are reported as follows: 1. Lights out/on 2. Total recording time (TRT—lights out to lights ...
Author: Stephanie D. Davis
Over the past 20 years, diagnostic tests for pediatric pulmonologists have revolutionized care of children afflicted with respiratory disorders. These tests have been used to not only help in diagnosis, but also in the management and treatment of these children. Bronchoscopic, imaging and physiologic advances have improved clinical care of these children and have been used as outcome measures in research trials. Diagnostic Tests in Pediatric Pulmonology: Applications and Interpretation describes the various diagnostic modalities (especially the newer ones) that are available for the evaluation of pediatric respiratory disorders. It also provides an understanding of the advantages and limitations of each test so that the clinician may choose the most appropriate ones. An internationally renowned group of authors describe how best to interpret the key findings in a variety of tests as well as the possible pitfalls in incorrect interpretation. This volume focuses on the main diagnostic modalities used in the evaluation of pediatric patients with respiratory disorders and presents up-to-date information on the advantages and limitations of each test for a variety of conditions encountered in the practice of pediatric pulmonology. Clinical utility of these tests is also highlighted. This valuable resource is well suited to practicing clinicians, including pediatric pulmonologists, pediatricians and primary care practitioners, as well as trainees, respiratory therapists and clinical researchers.
(Lights Out #3) Joey Paul. rebellion without going for peace, and then log off, get some sleep. The rest can wait until then. I know this is war, but I need you both healthy and rested.” ...
Author: Joey Paul
Publisher: Bug Books
Category: Young Adult Fiction
The Revolution will be televised War happens in the blink of an eye. And it kills without hesitation. With the King’s reign threatened, he will do whatever it takes to end the war and bring peace to his people. Only he has no qualms about sacrificing anyone who gets in his way. Lock and Clara, together with the Evendown rebels have a part to play in making sure the war ends with their side as victorious. The only thing they can do is train to fight and act as a safe haven for people joining the war. Border crossings, an alliance with Raildown and Cardown, and the threat of death and destruction fill everyone’s minds. Lock has one job, to stay alive. Peace takes time. The question is, do they have the time to wait? Or will the King continue his reign of terror?
For example, one may fall asleep late night with the television light on, and children who are afraid of the dark may ask their parents to keep their lights on during sleep. (Cho et al. 2013: 1422) Abraham Haim and Boris Portnov discuss ...
Author: Susanne Bach
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Literary Criticism
Light and darkness shape our perception of the world. This is true in a literal sense, but also metaphorically: in theology, philosophy, literature and the arts the light of day signifies life, safety, knowledge and all that is good, while the darkness of the night suggests death, danger, ignorance and evil. A closer inspection, however, reveals that things are not quite so clear cut and that light and darkness cannot be understood as simple binary opposites. On a biological level, for example, daylight and darkness are inseparable factors in the calibration of our circadian rhythms, and a lack of periodical darkness appears to be as contrary to health as a lack of exposure to sunlight. On a cultural level, too, night and darkness are far from being universally condemnable: in fiction, drama and poetry the darkness of the night allows not only nightmares but also dreams, it allows criminals to ply their trade and allows lovers to meet, it allows the pursuit of pleasure as well as deep thought, it allows metamorphoses, transformations and transgressions unthinkable in the light of day. But night is not merely darkness. The night gains significance as an alternative space, as an ‘other of the day’, only when it is at least partially illuminated. The volume examines the interconnection of night, darkness and nocturnal illumination across a broad range of literary texts. The individual essays examine historically specific light conditions in literature, tracing the symbolic and metaphoric content of darkness and illumination and the attitudes towards them.
was still milking though and driving thirty-five miles for a commute was taxing my sleep time. My plans were to eventually sell the cows outright, but I had to wait until another Dairy Farmer had completed an expansion of his operation ...
Author: John Cobalt
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Lights for Teresa: Based on a Real Story of Abduction and Recovery By: John Cobalt This book is based on the true story of a father who against all odds, found his only daughter who was taken by a maniacal abductor. It explains in detail of the great, legal, financial and emotional struggles as he works desperately to find her. He discovers the many faults in the justice system as well as inept and corrupt officials along the way. The story also explains how through the use of a variety of government agencies and social media that the extensive search ended in a successful recovery. The author tells the story from his firsthand experience of the events. This is a must read for anyone who is going through a custody battle and/or have had their children taken by a spouse.
“The spikes are for our protection while we sleep,” said Earl. ... The only light came from the streetlights and the lights that illuminated the area around the office buildings. Dan went over to his section of the camp to lie down to ...
Author: Jessie L. Jones
Publisher: WestBow Press
Unemployment is rampant across the entire country. It finally reaches a small town where Dr. Dan Johnson has been gainfully employed as a psychologist for over twenty years. The Center where Dan works shuts down due to budget cuts. Dan loses his job and eventually he loses everything that he has worked for over the years, including his home. Dan is now a homeless man, living out on the streets where homelessness is rampant; eating out of trash cans; trying to survive day-by-day. He meets two homeless men: one a veteran of war, the other an ex-con. They teach Dan the ropes for survival; however, they have one major problem: Marc Parker. Attorney Marc Parker is on a mission to rid the city of homeless people because his sister was killed by a homeless man; a man who was never found. He uses the law by day to accomplish his mission; but at night, he becomes a vigilante who goes around savagely beating up homeless people. Something drastic happens after Dan and Marc's paths cross. They meet Stephen Young, an engineer turned minister, who is also on a mission to rid the city of homeless people. God gave Stephen a direct message on how to accomplish this mission. This message resonates across the entire town. A riveting encounter between these three men changes the hearts and minds of an entire town. Could this message also change the hearts and mind of an entire nation?
Sleep with the Lights On is a collection of scary stories meant to entertain preteens and young adults, although people of all ages have enjoyed reading these spooky tales.
Author: Michael Arthur
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
Sleep with the Lights On is a collection of scary stories meant to entertain preteens and young adults, although people of all ages have enjoyed reading these spooky tales. Several of the stories will invoke memories of common childhood fears that everyone has experienced at one point in their lives. A girl and her mother move into a house whose original owners were cursedathe ghost responsible wants an apology. A trip through the Alaskan wilderness during a snowstorm leads to an encounter of the supernatural kind. What Grandmother keeps in the basement really is a family secret. You make a new friend, only to learn later that he is really a ghost. Every neighborhood has the legendary haunted houseawhat if the legends were true? These and several other spooky stories will be enough to make you think twice about turning off the lights before you go to sleep.
This unique and funny journal notebook is sure to put a smile on someone's face.
Author: Dartan Creations
Publisher: Independently Published
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This unique and funny journal notebook is sure to put a smile on someone's face. With a glossy, full-color soft cover this 6x9 108 lined pages paperback notebook is as practical as it is cute! The ideal size for lined journals for kids, to do lists or even a diary. Makes an excellent gift for birthdays, Christmas, coworkers or any special occasion.