Author: Audreymarie Howard
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
How far would you go to be with the person you love? Ariel Day has a secret, one that could keep her from the blossoming love she has found in knowing Devon Knight. Ariel has to choose between love and responsibility and the wrong choice could cause her to lose it all. Knight After Day is the first of a trilogy, laying the scattered yellow bricks for the winding road that becomes Ariel Day and Devon Knight's journey to everlasting love. As they both try and escape the organization that saved Ariel's life, they are sucked in further by their now joined desire to fight for and protect those who are unable to for themselves, and avoid being caught by the good guys and the bad.
Author: John G. Hartness
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
BOOK ONE: HARD DAY'S KNIGHT Children are missing. The police are stumped. Halloween is coming, and an ancient evil is on the horizon. The vampires are the good guys. This is not your ordinary fall weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina. Vampire private detectives Jimmy Black and Greg Knightwood have been hired to save a client from being cursed for all eternity, but end up in a bigger mess than they ever imagined. Suddenly trapped in the middle of a serial kidnapping case, Jimmy and Greg uncover a plot to bring forth an ancient evil. Soon, they've enlisted the help of a police detective, a priest, a witch, a fallen angel and a strip club proprietor to save the world. This unlikely band of heroes battles zombies, witches, neuroses and sunburn while cracking jokes and looking for the perfect bag of O-negative.
Author: Bob Knight, Bob Hammel
Bob Knight was a head coach in college basketball at twenty-four, coach of an unbeaten NCAA champion at thirty-five, coach of the last amateur team to win the Olympic men's basketball gold medal at forty-three, and out of a job at not quite sixty. His shock, disappointment and anger over Indiana University's manner of firing a twenty-nine-year employee comes through clearly in his account of his last turbulent year there. And it is his account. Few people in sports have had more books written about them. This is the first by Bob Knight - one of the most literate, candid, quoted and outspoken men in American public life telling in this first-person account of his full, rich life. Much of that life has been in basketball, most of it because of basketball, but it also has brought him forward as a coach who has proved academic responsibility and production of championship college athletic teams not only can co-exist but should. His excitement as things start anew for him at Texas Tech is matched here by his characteristic frankness and remarkable recollection of a life he clearly has enjoyed. You'll see why, as he tells story after story - some delightful, some hilarious, some poignant, none of them dull. Knight, as a sophomore front-line reserve on the Ohio State team that won the NCAA championship, became the first man to play on and coach a championship team when he led his 1975-76 Indiana team to a 32-0 season that was capped by an 86-68 victory over Michigan in the NCAA championship game at Philadelphia. His Indiana teams in 1980-81 and 1986-87 also won NCAA titles, making him one of just four coaches in history to win as many as three championships. Twenty-six years later, the 1975-76 Indiana team still stands as the last unbeaten team in major- college men's basketball. Knight's coaching career includes six seasons at Army, where his teams - during the years when the Vietnam War made recruiting for West Point difficult - won 102 games and lost 50. He is one of five coaches who have won seven hundred games, and the only coach whose teams have won championships in the NCAA tournament, the National Invitation Tournament, the Olympic Games and the Pan American Games. During all that he has been at the heart of more controversies while running a winning and squeaky-clean program than any coach of any sport any time or anywhere. His excitement as things start anew for him is matched here by his candor and remarkable recollection of a life he clearly has enjoyed. You'll see why, with story after story - some delightful, some hilarious, some poignant, none of them dull: the story of Bob Knight's life.
Author: Robert Lewis
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Beginning with a biblical perspective of manhood, author-pastor Lewis shares a unique approach to shaping a boy into a man by equipping him with three essential elements: a vision, a code of conduct, and a cause--Christianity--in which to invest his life.
Author: Dirk Greyson
As former NSA, Dayton (Day) Ingram has national security chops and now works as a technical analyst for Scorpion. He longs for fieldwork, and scuttling an attack gives him his chance. He s smart, multilingual, and a technological wizard. But his opportunity comes with a hitch a partner, Knighton (Knight), who is a real mystery. Despite countless hours of research, Day can find nothing on the agent, including his first name! Former Marine Knight crawled into a bottle after losing his family. After drying out, he s offered one last chance: along with Day, stop a terrorist threat from the Yucatan. To get there without drawing suspicion, Day and Knight board a gay cruise, where the deeply closeted Day and equally closeted Knight must pose as a couple. Tensions run high as Knight communicates very little and Day bristles at Knight s heavy-handed need for control. But after drinking too much, Day and Knight wake up in bed. "Together." As they near their destination, they must learn to trust and rely on each other to infiltrate the terrorist camp and neutralize the plot aimed at the US s technological infrastructure, if they hope to have a life after the mission. One that might include each other. "
Author: Phil Knight
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this instant and tenacious bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), illuminating his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands. Bill Gates named Shoe Dog one of his five favorite books of 2016 and called it “an amazing tale, a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like. It’s a messy, perilous, and chaotic journey, riddled with mistakes, endless struggles, and sacrifice. Phil Knight opens up in ways few CEOs are willing to do.” Fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car in 1963, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups, Knight’s Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. In Shoe Dog, he tells his story at last. At twenty-four, Knight decides that rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, new, dynamic, different. He details the many risks he encountered, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors and hostile bankers—as well as his many thrilling triumphs. Above all, he recalls the relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike, with his former track coach, the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman, and with his first employees, a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers. Together, harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the transformative power of sports, they created a brand—and a culture—that changed everything.
Author: Rocky Adams
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Knights of swords and armor may be gone, but their ideals live on...It takes more than noble blood to be a knight in the world of todayand if a man seeks to become one, he must strive for something more. In The Modern Day Knight, Adams believes that through the example of these chivalric beings we can learn a great deal about what we can become. Honorable virtues and ethics should be taught religiously, whether one exercises them in public or in private.The Modern Day Knight deals specifically with this matter, particularly when it comes to how a knight must treat his lady. In this short but informative guide, The Modern Day Knight shares with its reader valuable knowledge about relationships that is to be understood by all. Author Biography Author Rocky Adams served a two year mission for his church in San Jose, California where he received much of his inspiration. He attends church regularly, and has held many callings from Ward Mission Leader to a Primary teacher. He is an avid learner and practitioner of both eastern martial arts and the European long sword. Adams hopes to one day open a Modern Day Knight Society training young men and women in both arts while learning a Code of morals as well. Until that happens, he will pursue his true passionwriting. He and his family currently reside in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area. Modern Living Lifestyle Historical
Author: Michelle Knight
Publisher: Weinstein Books
The #1 New York Times Bestseller Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world. Barely out of her own tumultuous childhood, Michelle was estranged from her family and fighting for custody of her young son when she disappeared. Local police believed she had run away, so they removed her from the missing persons lists fifteen months after she vanished. Castro tormented her with these facts, reminding her that no one was looking for her, that the outside world had forgotten her. But Michelle would not be broken. In Finding Me, Michelle will reveal the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure her unimaginable circumstances and now build a life worth living. By sharing both her past and her efforts to create a future, Michelle becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year.
Author: Katie Macalister
The USA Today bestselling author of Men in Kilts and The Corset Diaries goes medieval. At a modern-day Renaissance faire, one woman is about to meet her knight in tarnished armor.
Author: Shawn Dotson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In the beginning, Steven Stanford had started off like any other normal kid, the desire to have a place he could call his own. In his back yard had grown a massive cottonwood tree, larger than any other tree in the neighborhood. There had been the initial complaints that allowing him to build a tree house would not only be an eyesore, but would also lower property values. After all, kids would use anything for building materials. Steven was not the average twelve-year-old. His father, Michael Stanford, was the foreman for Diamond Estate Homes. At age seven, during the summer vacations, Steven was more interested in spending his days with his father and the workers than playing ball with his friends. He had been fascinated to see bare ground transformed into a beautiful house. The love for the craft could be seen now as he and three friends painstakingly coated every finished piece of lumber with a durable water sealer over stained finish. The work completed was nearly all conception of the idea; Steven had shoveled snow and mowed lawns throughout the neighborhood so that he could purchase the materials on his own, from his father and the men on the construction sites. He learned the finer points of framing, fishing, and furnishing it, without the technical details, the multiple levels and handmade arched windows would not have been possible. As the boys stepped back to admire the final result, Steven took notice of the crowd gathering for the last hour on the street just to the side of his yard. There were parents with kids and cameras. A man and woman from a news van, and Vanessa, the most beautiful girl in his homeroom class this year. Steven couldnt believe she was actually looking at him! Summoning his courage, he raised his hand and smiled. Expecting her to ignore him as she had done all through school, but instead, she smiled and waved back. Unbelievingly, he quickly glanced over his shoulder at his buddies. They were still admiring the tree house and its decks. It had really been him she had waved to! Guys! Check it out! Its Vanessa! Steven said, trying not to sound too excited. Embarrassing him, they ran to the railing and pointed right at her. Holy shit! Brian said, Her boobs are even bigger! Like youd know what to do with them! Carl said, giving Brian a shove. More than you! At least Ive seen boobs, real boobs! Forcing himself to look away, Steven looked annoyingly at Brian. Your sisters dont count. Bite me, dill weed! Boobs are boobs. Steven dismissed his claim with a wave of his hand as he turned toward the lowered gangway stairs. It wasnt worth fighting over. Besides, Loris boobs were nothing new, but Steven would never admit to having taken her for a ride in his goat cart for the chance to feel them. On the ground, he lost his sight of Vanessa and feared shed be gone by the time he opened the fate through the tall picket fence, but immediately spotted her again just as the reporter and her cameraman intercepted on the sidewalk. When he tried to skirt them. The woman blocked his path. Hi! Im Linda Gray from channel four news. Is that your tree house? Yeah, he answered, relieved at seeing Vanessa walking toward him. Its very impressive. Did you build it all by yourself, or did your dad help you? My dad helped me with the electricity. Its the law. And y my friends helped too. Your parents must be very proud. If its all right with your folks, wed like to do a story on it. Would mind giving us a tour? Filing his thought was the question why Jessica stood smiling broadly just a foot away from him. She was so close that he could smell an intoxicating fragrance coming from her hair. Could a girl smell any better than she did right now? A hand in the middle of his back sent him stumbling forward causing him to bump into Vanessa. Geez, are you going to kiss her or stand here all day? Brian asked. The realization that the chest had pressed toget
Author: Pam Farrel, Doreen Hanna
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
In the same tradition as Raising a Modern-Day Knight, this book is designed to equip parents to cultivate strong relationships with their adolescents. Raising a Modern-Day Princess stresses the importance of creating a rite of passage for teen girls—a defining moment in which girls can be blessed by significant adults in their lives, and a call for their families and communities to celebrate and support them as they enter womanhood. This book offers practical help in raising a generation of women to see themselves as God sees them—as daughters of the King.
Author: Kitty French
Kara Brookes hates liars. Dylan Day hasn't told the truth from the moment his plane touched down in Ibiza. It's a recipe for disaster. Lucien and Sophie are back, and have set up camp on the sun-drenched isle of Ibiza for the opening of the latest of Lucien's strictly adult clubs.They're joined for the summer by Sophie's best friend Kara, and Dylan Day, Lucien's newly appointed club manager. The laid back, smokin' hot surf guy from California seems almost too good to be true ... but there's no smoke without fire. It's going to be a long hot summer of love, lust, lies and wedding bells. But who will get their happy ever after?
Author: Kirk Haston
Publisher: Indiana University Press
What happens when a 6' 9" kid from Lobelville, Tennessee is recruited by legendary basketball coach Bob Knight? Kirk Haston’s life was changed forever with just a two-minute phone call. Containing previously unknown Knight stories, anecdotes, and choice quotes, fans will gain an inside look at the notoriously private man and his no-nonsense coaching style. Which past Hoosier basketball greats returned to talk to and practice with current teams? How did Knight mentally challenge his players in practices? How did the players feel when Knight was fired? In this touching and humorous book, Haston shares these answers and more, including his own Hoosier highs—shooting a famous three-point winning shot against number one ranked Michigan State—and lows—losing his mom in a heartbreaking tornado accident. Days of Knight is a book every die-hard IU basketball fan will treasure.