This book is a collection of memories and experiences Drake lived after the death of one of his brothers. He promised he would write him a few words after he failed to complete the task while his brother was alive. This book is everything… this book is for all who are breathing and for all who are no longer here. This book is for you.
Black Butterfly is a compilation of poetry that speaks to the silence of loss, the fight for families, and love for foster children. With consideration to the daily realities that foster children or youth may experience, Black Butterfly embodies real-life issues through faith-based reflections. This is a young girl's journey, pre and post, foster care. This compilation is dedicated to the foster child, the youth-in-crisis, and all those who struggle to overcome. Black Butterfly proclaims wholeness to the fatherless, healing to the broken, and hope when faith and determination are all that remain! THIS IS THE JOURNEY - THE VICTORY!
Knave. Joker. Queen. Lucifer Box is back! The hero of The Vesuvius Club and The Devil in Amber returns with an artistic licence to kill, and the deadliest mission of his career. A new Queen has been crowned, an old enemy has resurfaced and the world is about to be embraced by the lethal wings of the Black Butterfly.... Lucifer Box. He's tall, he's dark and, like the shark, he looks for trouble. Or so he wishes. For, with Queen Elizabeth newly established on her throne, the now elderly secret agent is reaching the end of his scandalous career. Despite his fast-approaching retirement, however, queer events leave Box unable to resist investigating one last case.... Why have pillars of the Establishment started dying in reckless accidents? Who are the deadly paymasters of enigmatic assassin Kingdom Kum? And who...or what...is the mysterious Black Butterfly? From the seedy streets of Soho to the souks of Istanbul and the sun-drenched shores of Jamaica, Box must use his artistic licence to confront and kill an enemy with its roots in his own notorious past. Can Lucifer Box save the day before the dying of the light?
Black Butterfly is a beautiful young lady who has the whole world ahead of her to explore. She was raised in a devout Christian home but forgets everything she was taught once she graduates from high school. In her efforts to find herself, she dances with the devil, tests fate and explores many things she never thought she would dare to do. Her quest leads her to the arms of many lovers, in very dark clubs, but will they lead her back to Christ? This book is full of many twists and turns that are sure to entice its readers from beginning to end.
Penny is furious, and who can blame her? She has to spend Christmas break alone at the Black Butterfly, an old inn at the coldest, bleakest edge of America—the coast of Maine. This "vacation" is the brainchild of Penny's flaky mother, who's on the other side of the country hunting ghosts. Penny most definitely does not believe in spirits. Or love. Or family. Until, that is, she discovers two very real apparitions which only she can see…and meets George, the handsome son of the inn's owner…and crashes into some staggering family secrets. If only Ghost Girl didn't want Penny dead. If only George were the tiniest bit open to believing. If only she could tell her mother. Then maybe this could still be a vacation. But it's not. It's a race for her life, her first love, and her sanity. Shirley Reva Vernick is rapidly becoming the new hot item in young adult fiction. Her first novel, The Blood Lie, won the Simon Wiesenthal Children's Book Award, was silver medalist for the Sydney Taylor Book Award, and was an ALA 2012 Best Book for Young Adults. Her second novel, Remember Dippy—a feel good adventure about a fourteen-year-old boy shepherding his older autistic cousin through his summer vacation—was released in spring 2013 and won the Dolly Gray Literature Award from the Council For Exceptional Children. This time around, Shirley wanted to let loose with a page-turning coming-of-age romance mixed with ghosts and adventure. Shirley is the creator of the much visited storytelling website storybee.org. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Black Butterfly: A Journey through Life, Love, and Spirituality embraces original, factual emotions and thoughts, with a hint of literary flare. Black Butterfly, was written to encourage, uplift, enlighten, and motivate. And it does just that by use of life occurrences that test dedication to ourselves, loved ones, and more importantly, God. So Black Butterfly, is not only a book of poems, it is a book of inspiration a book of love and it is a book of hope. It encourages dreamers to dream, uplifts spirits to be spiritual, and heartens lovers to love. Black Butterfly, echoes self-love and self-nourishment, it's certain to quench thirsty minds, feed ravenous passions, and stimulate idle souls.
Bob Savino's rebirth occurred in the spring of his 31st year, during one of the dark nadir's of his existence, when he cried out a desperate, last-ditch prayer to the farthest reaches of the sentient void. In response, he was instantaneously catapulted from the depths of despair to the heights of ecstasy. Transfixed by an all-encompassing laser beam of Invisible Light; suffused with a Cosmic Joy he could neither comprehend nor doubt, he hung suspended outside space, beyond time-breaking through to a Greater Reality which transcended both his life and his death. Since then, inspired by this unforeseeable yet overwhelming mystical experience, Bob has followed the spiraling path of his own individual vision quest. All his poetry and artwork, directly or indirectly, bears witness to, and celebrates, this everunfolding spiritual awakening. These poems all were inspired by a muse, a woman who is also my beloved soul friend. Her secret name is "Black Butterfly." I've known her for many years, but recently we've taken a transforming journey together, an odyssey of rebirth threading straight through the eye of the Cosmic Needle. Along every step of this exploration she's been both spiritual companion and creative muse. These poems are the fruit of our personal collaboration-our communion of souls. In my profoundest personal experience, the living muse is an avatar of Psyche, the feminine aspect of the soul. Our age urgently needs to rediscover this illuminating muse/artist connection at a new level of transparency and understanding. The soul exists! It is each individual's innermost portal to Divinity, a conduit for the still, small, mysterious, ravishing, ecstatic murmur of the universe. Or maybe, it's just the barest flutter of a butterfly's wing...
Moises Quispé has heard the whispered rumours about the Black Butterfly – its hypnotic, velvet wings, two feet across and as dark and mystical as the Peruvian jungle night; a jungle receding to a soundtrack of chainsaws and hate; a jungle that gave him life and embraces the spirit of his murdered family. So he searches. Not because of the one million nuevo sol offered for its capture by the maniacal Mr Dollie, or because his mentor – who believes the rumours – has disappeared so completely, but because he must. Perhaps the Black Butterfly has been searching for him too, desperate to reveal the tight, elegant writing embedded in its wings. Its stories: tall, dark and cautionary tales of a doomed humanity that he alone can read. And when the butterfly finally submits, the danger that Moises finds himself in pales into insignificance against the fate of humanity itself. The Black Butterfly has chosen him to deliver its message and the future of mankind is in his hands. Man’s imagination will be nature’s revenge... This gripping and suspensive thriller will appeal to readers who enjoy being kept guessing.