A Dark Mind

Author: T. R. Ragan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611099850

Category: Fiction

Page: 365

View: 6895

A serial killer is terrorizing Sacramento, preying on happily married couples and unleashing unspeakable cruelties upon his victims. The ordeal rekindles disturbing memories for private investigator Lizzy Gardner, who barely escaped a serial killer's clutches only years ago. But while most Sacramento residents are hiding in the shadows, paralyzed by fear, Lizzy is compelled to go after the Lovebird Killer.

Imaginings of a Dark Mind

Science Fiction Stories

Author: James C. Glass

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479408867

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 1186

A new collection of 17 science fiction and horror stories by a well-known SF novelist, including four published for the first time. New York Times bestselling author Steve Perry notes in his introduction: "He tends to grab you with the first line and not let go until the last line, and it's an interesting ride all the way through. ...Glass has a winner here."

Dark Mind Rising

A Dark Intercept Novel

Author: Julia Keller

Publisher: Tor Teen

ISBN: 0765387662

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4616

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Julia Keller continues her Dark Intercept science fiction series with Dark Mind Rising, a thrilling, speculative murder mystery set in a chilling future where citizens believe they're free after years of emotional surveillance only to discover a killer is targeting their deepest fears. When the state is no longer watching, what will you give to feel safe? New Earth, 2296. Two years after the destruction of a universal surveillance system called the Intercept, New Earth struggles to keep crime under control. The citizens are free, but not protected. Violet Crowley, the eighteen-year-old daughter of New Earth's founder, has opened Crowley & Associates, a private detective agency, to handle the overflow from the overburdened police force. Violet's first case—a death written off as a suicide—becomes an obsession. Soon a series of similar deaths leads Violet to believe the Intercept is not only still running—it's in the hands of a killer. “In this fast-paced book, Julia Keller shows she’s at the top of her game—and her game is creating chills and absolute terror.” —New York Times bestselling author R.L. Stine The Dark Intercept #1 The Dark Intercept #2 Dark Mind Rising #3 Dark Star Calling The Tablet of Scaptur (novella) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

From a Dark Mind

Author: Dusty W. Fleischman

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing Rights Agency

ISBN: 1612046444

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

View: 7487

The mind is capable of creating all sorts of monsters. Think of zombies who return from the grave, sirens of the sea that lead sailors to their death, madmen in search of flesh and blood, and mythical creatures that threaten your very existence. These thirteen tales feature monsters and madmen whose terror and mayhem reach through the pages to pull you into a world filled with horror. Meet werewolves, vampires, zombies, mermaids, and even the mysterious abominable snowman. These tales aren’t meant to be told during daylight hours, but at night in a dark room, or perhaps around a shadowy campfire, or on a night when the moon is full. This scary collection will chill you to the bone, and it could only have been told From A Dark Mind.

The Dark Intercept

Author: Julia Keller

Publisher: Tor Teen

ISBN: 076538762X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5892

The Dark Intercept by Julia Keller is the beginning of a “riveting” (Emmy Laybourne) science fiction adventure that challenges the voluntary surrender of liberties for the perception of safety. When the state controls your emotions, how hard will you fight to feel free? In a radiant world of endless summer, the Intercept keeps the peace. Violet Crowley, the sixteen-year-old daughter of New Earth’s Founding Father, has spent her life in comfort and safety. Her days are easy thanks to the Intercept, a crime-prevention device that monitors emotion. But when her long-time crush, Danny Mayhew, gets into a dangerous altercation on Old Earth, Violet launches a secret investigation to find out what he's hiding. An investigation that will lead her to question everything she's ever known about Danny, her father, and the power of the Intercept. Much like the device itself, The Dark Intercept will get under your skin. “The Dark Intercept grabbed me from the first page and shook me until the last.” —Emmy Laybourne, author of Berserker, Sweet, and the Monument 14 trilogy “A rare, literary feat.” —Gennifer Albin, New York Times bestselling author of the Crewel World trilogy

Confessions of a Dark Mind

Author: Dannielle Duran

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1634176936

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 1629

Who am I? What am I? These thoughts run through my mind often when I think about what I have become. On the day I was born, heaven let loose her fury upon the world, destroying all in her path. I have to wonder if she was after me. My mother survived the chaos only to give me my name. When I was six, I learned I could do things no one else could. With this realization came many more. I am not human, but what I am I do not know. What I can become is yet to be seen. What I do know is, there is no one else quite like me. I am an enigma. When I was seventeen, I was approached by the Duran organization, a paranormal research group with black ops military affiliations. I am their spy and when necessary, their assassin, but I have grown so tired of the killing. Each life they ask me to take brings me one step closer to losing myself. I tried to leave once, but I made one mistake. I am no longer alone. I have a daughter. They took her from me and use her to force me to continue my work, but I will never stop looking for her. She is my heart and my soul. My mother named me Raine. She should have named me Misery, because that is what I bring to everyone around me. It is what I intend to bring to the people who took my daughter.

The Dark Mind

Author: Colin Kapp

Publisher: Gateway

ISBN: 0575133740

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 5664

FAILWAY- the organisation whose process could break through into an inferior energy level, transporting the people into other dimensions, bringing them pleasures simple, exciting, exotic or erotic... FAILWAY- a police state, which tolerated no opposition. It was ruthless, thorough, and invariably fatal to its opponents... FAILWAY- against whose other-world power stood one man... DALROI

Working in the Dark

Understanding the pre-suicide state of mind

Author: Donald Campbell,Rob Hale

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317552156

Category: Psychology

Page: 120

View: 9317

Working in the Dark focuses on the authors’ understanding of an individual’s pre-suicide state of mind, based on their work with many suicidal individuals, with special attention to those who attempted suicide while in treatment. The book explores how to listen to a suicidal individual’s history, the nature of their primary relationships and their conscious and unconscious communications. Campbell and Hale address the searing emotional impact on relatives, friends and those involved with a person who tries to kill themself, by offering advice on the management of a suicide attempt and how to follow up in the aftermath. Establishing key concepts such as suicide fantasy and pre-suicidal states in adolescents, the book illustrates the pre-suicide state of mind through clinical vignettes, case studies, reflections from those in recovery and discussions with professionals. Working in the Dark will be of interest to social workers, probation officers, nurses, psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, psychoanalysts and doctors who work with those who have attempted suicide or are about to do so.

Dark Mind

Star Carrier: Book Seven

Author: Ian Douglas

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062368990

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 440

New York Times Bestselling Author Ian Douglas continues his Star Carrier saga as humanity unites against an ancient artificial consciousness powerful enough to exterminate every species it encounters 2425. The civil war between the United States of North America and the Pan-European Confederation is over. But before a new era of peace on Earth can begin, humankind must martial its interstellar forces as one fleet to engage in a war against an alien entity in Omega Centauri. Without provocation, it destroyed a Confederation science facility inhabited by 12,000 people, and it must be neutralized before it sets its sights on Earth. Admiral Trevor “Sandy” Gray of the USNA star carrier America has his own mission. The enigmatic AI known as Konstantin has convinced him that humanity’s only chance for survival is technology found in a distant star system. Now, Gray must disobey orders as well as locate and create a weapon capable of defeating a living sphere the size of a small planet…

The Dark Side of the Mind

Stories of Love, Courage and Transformation

Author: Alba Alamillo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996322201


Page: 270

View: 7383

Are you suffering from self-sabotage, self-harm, low self-esteem, frustration and a lack of healthy boundaries? This book is about understanding that side of our minds that simply doesn't want to cooperate. The moment we understand how it works, we can turn it around and make it an ally instead of an enemy. That part of our mind is frequently underestimated because, while it has our best interests in mind (no pun intended), it operates in an outdated fashion, because it still thinks we live in the Stone Age. With this book, you will understand the real workings of that powerful mind of yours, and you will be able to easily change the beliefs that have been holding you back. You will not only learn a lot, you will love the anecdotes and laugh in the meantime.

A Dark Mind Without a Heart

Author: Rey N.

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490750525

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1692

Children disappearing without a clue, vanishing one by one.a Neighborhood jittery and on edge. Detectives Tony and Melinda search frantically for clues. People hot on the trail turned up dead. The entire town, including the two best detectives spiral into desperation. No one can be trusted; everyone is a suspect. When childrens body parts are discovered, the evidence points to Melindas partner. Can Tony really be the serial killer?! Melinda immediately became attracted to Tony, the gorgeous Latino when they were assigned as partners. They are the best on the force, dedicating their lives to solving crimes. Against their better judgment, they formed a forbidden affair. Not having a nurturing childhood, made Melinda crave for a loving relationship; she falls fast, head over heels in love. She is emotionally devastated when Tony abruptly decides to end their personal relationship. Is it because it is materializing into more than just a physical attraction for her? Or is it because she is discovering clues that may link him to the heartless crimes? A psychological thriller regarding two detectives, Tony Morales and Melinda Roberts, explores the kidnapping and murders of children while also examining the detectives personal and professional relationships. These characters stories lead to an ending that is fascinating and offers a twist in its own right. The plot is well done and makes it difficult for the reader to figure out who is doing the killing, although various hints make it exciting to consider. -The US Review of Books

Dark Matter of the Mind

The Culturally Articulated Unconscious

Author: Daniel L. Everett

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022640143X

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 6405

Is it in our nature to be altruistic, or evil, to make art, use tools, or create language? Is it in our nature to think in any particular way? For Daniel L. Everett, the answer is a resounding no: it isn’t in our nature to do any of these things because human nature does not exist—at least not as we usually think of it. Flying in the face of major trends in Evolutionary Psychology and related fields, he offers a provocative and compelling argument in this book that the only thing humans are hardwired for is freedom: freedom from evolutionary instinct and freedom to adapt to a variety of environmental and cultural contexts. Everett sketches a blank-slate picture of human cognition that focuses not on what is in the mind but, rather, what the mind is in—namely, culture. He draws on years of field research among the Amazonian people of the Pirahã in order to carefully scrutinize various theories of cognitive instinct, including Noam Chomsky’s foundational concept of universal grammar, Freud’s notions of unconscious forces, Adolf Bastian’s psychic unity of mankind, and works on massive modularity by evolutionary psychologists such as Leda Cosmides, John Tooby, Jerry Fodor, and Steven Pinker. Illuminating unique characteristics of the Pirahã language, he demonstrates just how differently various cultures can make us think and how vital culture is to our cognitive flexibility. Outlining the ways culture and individual psychology operate symbiotically, he posits a Buddhist-like conception of the cultural self as a set of experiences united by various apperceptions, episodic memories, ranked values, knowledge structures, and social roles—and not, in any shape or form, biological instinct. The result is fascinating portrait of the “dark matter of the mind,” one that shows that our greatest evolutionary adaptation is adaptability itself.

Dark Age Ahead

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307369633

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 5579

Visionary thinker Jane Jacobs uses her authoritative work on urban life and economies to show us how we can protect and strengthen our culture and communities. In Dark Age Ahead, Jane Jacobs identifies five pillars of our culture that we depend on but which are in serious decline: community and family; higher education; the effective practice of science; taxation and government; and self-policing by learned professions. The decay of these pillars, Jacobs contends, is behind such ills as environmental crisis, racism and the growing gulf between rich and poor; their continued degradation could lead us into a new Dark Age, a period of cultural collapse in which all that keeps a society alive and vibrant is forgotten. But this is a hopeful book as well as a warning. Jacobs draws on her vast frame of reference -- from fifteenth-century Chinese shipbuilding to zoning regulations in Brampton, Ontario -- and in highly readable, invigorating prose offers proposals that could arrest the cycles of decay and turn them into beneficent ones. Wise, worldly, full of real-life examples and accessible concepts, this book is an essential read for perilous times. From the Hardcover edition.

Turn Off Your Mind

The Mystic Sixties and the Dark Side of the Age of Aquarius (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Gary Lachman

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458729958


Page: 642

View: 4918


Game of Thrones Psychology

Author: Travis Langley

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454918400

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 9169

This thought-provoking anthology offers fans a close examination of the psychology behind the intricate narrative and compelling characters in the popular HBO TV series, "Game of Thrones," based upon author George R.R. Martin's bestselling work "A Song of Ice and Fire." With no moral boundaries honored, the psychological games played by the series conniving protagonists are seemingly limitless. War, murder, violence, and rape are only a few of the weighty issues explored in these 19 analytical essays along with personality disorders, post-traumatic stress, and psychopathy."Game of Thrones Psychology" will become a fan favorite."

The Speed Of Dark

Author: Elizabeth Moon

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 0345481399

Category: Fiction

Page: 369

View: 1578

Journeys inside the mind of Lou Arrendale, an autistic man, who is asked to undergo a new, experimental treatment designed to cure autism, as he struggles with the question of whether or not he should risk a medical procedure that could make him "normal." Reprint.

Wildly Into the Dark

Typewriter Poems and the Rattlings of a Curious Mind

Author: Tyler Knott Gregson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399176012

Category: American poetry

Page: 144

View: 8829

"In this brand-new collection, fans of the Typewriter Series as well as the other poems and photographs of Tyler Knott Gregson, will discover an even deeper view into the heart and mind of this fiercely honest and original writer. Featuring never-before-published poems and scene that paint the world as only Tyler sees and experiences it, this is a book for longtime fans as well as newcomers to Tyler's unique brand of passionate, intimate, and playful words and images." -- Back cover.

Dark Matter

A Novel

Author: Blake Crouch

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 1101904232

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8022

A mindbending, relentlessly surprising thriller from the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy. “Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.” In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible. Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe. Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.

Batman and Psychology

A Dark and Stormy Knight

Author: Travis Langley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118239512

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 1304

A journey behind the mask and into the mind of Gotham City’s Caped Crusader, timed for the summer 2012 release of The Dark Knight Rises Batman is one of the most compelling and enduring characters to come from the Golden Age of Comics, and interest in his story has only increased through countless incarnations since his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Why does this superhero without superpowers fascinate us? What does that fascination say about us? Batman and Psychology explores these and other intriguing questions about the masked vigilante, including: Does Batman have PTSD? Why does he fight crime? Why as a vigilante? Why the mask, the bat, and the underage partner? Why are his most intimate relationships with “bad girls” he ought to lock up? And why won't he kill that homicidal, green-haired clown? Gives you fresh insights into the complex inner world of Batman and Bruce Wayne and the life and characters of Gotham City Explains psychological theory and concepts through the lens of one of the world’s most popular comic book characters Written by a psychology professor and “Superherologist” (scholar of superheroes)

The Dark Half

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501141147

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 8009

Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine A “wondrously frightening” (Publishers Weekly) tale of terror and #1 national bestseller about a writer’s pseudonym that comes alive and destroys everyone on the path that leads to the man who created him. Thad Beaumont is a writer, and for a dozen years he has secretly published violent bestsellers under the name of George Stark. But Thad is a healthier and happier man now, the father of infant twins, and starting to write as himself again. He no longer needs George Stark and so, with nationwide publicity, the pseudonym is retired. But George Stark won’t go willingly. And now Thad would like to say he is innocent. He’d like to say he has nothing to do with the twisted imagination that produced his bestselling novels. He’d like to say he has nothing to do with the series of monstrous murders that keep coming closer to his home. But how can Thad deny the ultimate embodiment of evil that goes by the name he gave it—and signs its crimes with Thad’s bloody fingerprints? The Dark Half is “a chiller” (The New York Times Book Review), so real and fascinating that you’ll find yourself squirming in Stephen King’s heart-stopping, blood-curdling grip—and loving every minute of it.