The Initiation by Chris Babu Book Summary:
Everyone is equal. But no one is safe.In a ruined world, Manhattan is now New America, a walled-in society based on equality. But the perfect facade hides a dark truth. A timid math geek, sixteen-year-old Drayden watches his life crumble when his beloved mother is exiled. The mystery of her banishment leads him to a sinister secret: New America is in trouble, and every one of its citizens is in jeopardy. With time running out, he enters the Initiation. It’s a test within the empty subway tunnels—a perilous journey of puzzles and deadly physical trials. Winners join the ruling Bureau and move to its safe haven. But failure means death. Can Drayden conquer the Initiation, or is salvation out of his grasp?
The Initiation by Chris Babu Book Summary:
In a ruined world, Manhattan is now New America, a walled-in society based on equality. But the perfect facade hides a dark truth. A timid math geek, sixteen-year-old Drayden watches his life crumble when his beloved mother is exiled. The mystery of her banishment leads him to a sinister secret: New America is in trouble, and every one of its citizens is in jeopardy. With time running out, he enters the Initiation. It’s a test within the empty subway tunnels—a perilous journey of puzzles and deadly physical trials. Winners join the ruling Bureau and move to its safe haven. But failure means death. Can Drayden conquer the Initiation, or is salvation out of his grasp?“The Initiation is a hell of a ride…” – MIT’s The Tech"Wow! The Initiation has got to be one of the best books I think I've ever read." - The Avid Reader"This is one to remember... This book has very intelligent writing, great character growth and can get very emotional. I recommend this one a lot!" - The Page Unbound"An adrenaline filled and suspenseful dystopian with a penchant for capturing Drayden's emotions on the loss of his mother and the subsequent difficulties he faces. A masterfully written tale that will be liked by fans of Divergent and Warcross." - Books and Tea"If you are looking for a Hunger Games/Maze Runner type of book, I truly believe you need to pick this book up." - Charlotte Brand"I went into this book knowing next to nothing, so I [wasn't] sure what I was getting into. That said, I’m so glad I did! I ended up loving this one!" - Adventures Thru Wonderland"If you like books like Hunger Games and The Maze Runner you will love this one!...this is a great read and I can’t wait for the sequel!" - BookedLQ“Awesome premise, excellent writing, and wonderfully developed characters.” – Reads and Reels“A gripping, mind blowing, brilliant book that makes you think while at the same time delivering a fantastic story.” -- Renita d’Silva, author of A Daughter's Courage“11 Novels Coming Out This February that You’ll Fall in Love With.” -- Drink. Read. Repeat.
Rominus: The Initiation by Jonathan Amaret Book Summary:
The Acclaimed Underground Phenomenon returns with a BITE! Rominus: The Initiation is an award-winning epic chronicle of human history and a coming-of-age story about a poor and embittered young man named Julian Angelis who mysteriously loses his mother on the night of his 21st birthday when she is murdered in cold blood. Shortly after her death, he is taken in by an elite academy that clandestinely seeks to make him into a weapon and initiate him into vampirism. Little does Julian realize however that he is surrounded by his mother's killers who are all members of the Rominus Empire, a secret society of vampires that has mercilessly ruled over humanity since the fall of Atlantis. But when the academy forsakes him after his third suicide attempt, Julian is saved by a vampire so notorious that his name has become legend even among humans, Vlad Tepes Dracula. Convinced that Julian is the Messiah destined to rule the Rominus Empire and unite its warring clans, Vlad risks everything to aid a vengeful Julian by helping him to finish his vampire training. But when Julian discovers Vlad's intention to make him into King of the Empire that killed his mother, he tries to run away until he realizes that his hate is not enough to push him to finish his training and stop his mother's killers, he needs a driving force more powerful to finish his journey. And he finds it in the heart of a beautiful young slave girl named Imani. The bitter youth who had for so long sought to end his suffering and life, finally finds a reason to live, a reason to fight. Love. With the help of Vlad, Imani and another historical despot turned reluctant guardian, Erzsebeth Bathory, Julian embarks on an impossible journey into lands unknown in order to stop his mother's killers before they usurp the throne of Rominus and spark the annihilation of humans and vampires alike.
Lock and Key: The Initiation by Ridley Pearson Book Summary:
“Will leave you dying to know more.”—Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson seriesThe New York Times bestselling author of the Peter and the Starcatchers and Kingdom Keepers series, Ridley Pearson, brings us the riveting first tale of the Lock and Key trilogy about the origins of the rivalry between literature’s most famous enemies—Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty, told from the perspective of James’s observant little sister, Moria.Before James grew up to be a ruthless, remorseless villain, he was a curious boy from Boston, with a penchant for trouble and an acid tongue. Thrown into a boarding school against his wishes, James winds up rooming with a most unlikely companion: a lanky British know-it-all named Sherlock Holmes (“Lock” to his friends). An heirloom Bible, donated by the Moriarty family more than a hundred years ago, has gone missing, and it doesn’t take long for the two to find themselves embroiled in the school-wide scandal.The school is on lockdown until it’s found, strange clues keep finding their way to James, and a secret society lurks behind it all. It’s a brave new reimagining of the Sherlock Holmes series as only master of suspense Ridley Pearson could envision. As Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, says, “This tale will change the way you see Sherlock Holmes and leave you dying to know more.”
The Initiation: 360 Degrees Trilogy Book One by Mogorosi Motshumi Book Summary:
While the last two decades have seen the emergence of several significant black political cartoonists and comic artists, Mogorosi Motshumi is the first black South African comic artist to produce a long-form graphic autobiography. At more than 300 pages, 360 Degrees, to be released in three volumes, is one of the most substantial works of graphic literature to emerge from South Africa to date. (from the inside cover)
Open Your Legs for Me (The Initiation Book 1) by Aphrodite Hunt Book Summary:
AN AMAZON US TOP 2 EROTICA, AMAZON US TOP 30 ROMANCE, BOOKSTRAND TOP 75 AND ALL ROMANCE EBOOK BESTSELLER. In the AMAZON TOP 100 EROTICA FOR 8 MONTHS! Shy freshman Gina Wesley wants desperately to get into the greatest club her college has ever known. Standing in her way is the gorgeous Max Devlin.But Max has an interesting 'initiation' method . . . involving metal clamps, a hard shaft, some mysterious nozzles, and the most creative double penetration Gina will ever scream to. That is . . . until she progresses to Level Two.WARNING: Not to be read at work!The Initiation series has sold over 210,000 copies.OTHER BOOKS IN THIS SERIES:THE INITIATION: Open Your Legs for Me, Blindfolded and Spread-eagled, Thighs Wide Apart, Teacher, Please Spread my Pussy, The Final Initiation, The Initiation: A Bundle of 5 Stories THE INITIATION 2: Open Your Legs for my Family, Bend Over for my Family, Publicly Display Yourself for Me, Sex Slave at Sea, Paraded before the Billionaires, Sex Slave at the Auction THE INITIATION 3: Sex Slave to the Dictator, Shackled by the Dictator, Punished by the Dictator's Daughter, Bartering the Sex Slave's Freedom THE ALICE BDSM SERIES: Alice: Opening my Legs at your Wedding, Alice: Slave at the Farm, Alice: Slave at the Marketplace, Alice: Slave at the Castle, Alice: Slave's Final Revenge (NEW!)READ AN EXCERPTHe is standing very close to me, so close that if I take one step forward, I would slam against his chest. His arm muscles are magnificently contoured and his bronzed skin is silky smooth and tight. I wonder how he would look like oiled. I can smell the sweet scent of his aftershave, mingled with sweat. Goose bumps gather on the backs of my thighs.He seizes my right wrist and holds it up. "Would you do everything I tell you to?""Yes, master." His grasp on my flesh is tight. I feel tears springing to my eyes."Good," he says. My knees are starting to buckle. He jerks his sculptured chin to the direction of the bidet. "Now go over there and squat on the rim."He lets go of me as abruptly as he has seized me. I almost fall backward, but regain my balance in time. My thumping heart is in my throat. It would not do to appear graceless in front of Max Devlin. I trot to the bidet, studying the bewildering array of taps and nozzles circling its perimeter and dotting the generous bowl. It is complex, I decide, more torture instrument than sanitary device. The rim is fairly wide with the seat down; through it would be precarious to balance upon it on my heels.Devlin rasps, "What are you waiting for, freshman?"Warmth floods my cheeks as I climb onto the bidet. It is easier to sit upon it first, my bare buttocks circling its oval aperture, and then to gingerly hoist my slipper-shod feet onto its broad seat. I'm terrified of appearing clumsy. Devlin never takes his eyes off my crotch, revealed now and then - I'm sure - by the betraying hem of my short, short dress. A flush suffuses my breasts and spreads all the way down to my belly.I finally face him - eyes downcast and cheeks aflame - in my squatting position. My legs are wide apart. My dress has ridden up my thighs to reveal the shaven area between them. My wet pussy lips are finally exposed to Devlin's hot gaze. My slender nub throbs and quivers in cool air of the bathroom. The moist hole of my vulva gapes above the deep basin of the bidet, and just behind it, separated by only a thin sliver of flesh, my anus puckers wide open.
The Secret Circle: The Initiation and The Captive Part I by L. J. Smith Book Summary:
With love, witchcraft, and spellbinding drama, the Secret Circle series is perfect for fans of The Vampire Diaries. This special paperback bind-up contains the first book in the Secret Circle series, The Initiation, as well as part one of the second book in the series, The Captive; from L.J. Smith, the New York Times bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries.When Cassie is forced to move from California all the way to the small New England town of New Salem, she’s miserable. And yet, she feels a powerful kinship to the town, and to a terrifyingly beautiful group of students who always seem to get their way. Charmed by the Secret Circle, Cassie is initiated into a coven of witches whose power has controlled New Salem for hundreds of years. But when she falls for the mysterious and intriguing Adam, she is faced with the most pressing danger of her life—and one wrong move could ultimately destroy her…
Jump Girl: The Initiation and Art of a Spirit Speaker--A Memoir by Salicrow Book Summary:
The remarkable life story of growing up psychic and learning to work with Spirit, as told by a medium and psychic seerCarrying on traditions woven of her Blackfoot and Celtic roots, Salicrow is a natural psychic medium from a family with a long history of profound connection to the unseen world. In this intimate memoir, she tells the story of how she became aware of her gifts as a child, how she was taught and encouraged by her grandmother and father, and how for more than 25 years she has worked as a seer, using the Tarot and Runes as tools to help people communicate with their beloved dead, as well as to contact the guiding spirits who watch over them. Revealing what it feels like to be called to serve in the metaphysical world, she describes her experiences divining the future and revisiting the past, speaking with herself from prior lives, time traveling to do energetic healing work on the planet, learning from the spirits themselves, using kinetic force, continuing to study and hone her skills, and much more.
Breath and name: The initiation and foundation practices of free spiritual life by Bubba Free John Book Summary:
'Breath and Name' is the first and principal source text on the 'practice' of the Way of Divine Ignorance. This is a book not only for those who are curious about Bubba's own work, but for all who are interested in God and Truth. For the intelligent reader of any religious faith, 'Breath and Name' is an illuminating statement on the actual dynamics of Divine Grace in human life For the agnostic and the atheist, it is a liberation from all dogmas of certain knowledge, belief, and experience. We are surrounded today by an endless number of books that speak of the Presence of God in elusive, merely personal terms of psychological conviction or occasional sensation. But there for the first time in the West..is a book that describes a tested and most practical way for ordinary men and women to enter into Communion with the living Divine Reality, not as a ritual moment, but as the undeniable and conscious Condition of our very existence.'Breath and Name' is the essential practical companion volume for 'The Paradox of Instruction: An Introduction to the Esoteric Spiritual Teaching of Bubba Free John, which is Bubba's summary descriptive statement of the principle an all the states of the Way of Divine Ignorance.
Mysteries of the Bridechamber: The Initiation of Jesus and the Temple of Solomon by Victoria LePage Book Summary:
Jesus was an initiate and adept of the ancient Judaic mysteries who strove to reinstate the tradition of the bridechamber sacrament in his time • Shows that Jesus sought to establish equity of masculine and feminine in both spiritual practice and social traditions, particularly in the sacrament of marriage • Reinterprets Jesus’ key teachings in light of the ancient tradition of sacred consortship • Reveals what happened to the gnostic heart of Christianity that Jesus embodied Jesus was a high-initiate and master adept of the ancient Judaic mysteries who strove to free people from the dead hand of the ritualists. He was trained in a dissident Jewish brotherhood that arose in Egypt before he was born, which sought to bring back the ancient Judaic mysteries outlawed by the Jerusalem temple. At the heart of this movement was a yogic-based practice known in the apocrypha as the Gnosis of the Heart, which espoused the union of both sexes in a secret initiatic teaching.As a fearless social reformer, Jesus wanted to restore the authority of the feminine principle, including asserting the equality of man and woman in the social contract of marriage. He reinstated in his own life the tradition of sacred consortship--a rite known to early Church fathers as the bridechamber sacrament, whereby the marriage of the masculine and feminine energies was effected. This rite, Victoria LePage suggests, was the primary focus of Jesus’ teachings, the very heart of his exhortations to love thy neighbor, and the source of his healing power. Mysteries of the Bridechamber explains how, as a master adept of the Temple of Solomon, Jesus derived these teachings directly from ancient Judaic mystery traditions, revealing both a life story for Jesus that differs markedly from the version the Church has offered as well as a spiritual practice based on a mystical wisdom tradition of self-initiation and transformation.
The Secret Circle: The Initiation and The Captive Part I [Paperback]  6th Printing Ed. L. J. Smith Book Summary:
THE CIRCLE'S POWER HAS LURED HER HOME... Forced to move from sunny California to gloomy New England, Cassie longs for her old life. Even so, she feels a strange kinship to a terrifying group of teens who seem to rule her school. Initiated into the coven of witched that's controlled New Salem for hundreds of years, she's drawn into the Secret Circle, a thrill that's both intoxicating and deadly. But when she falls for the mysterious and intriguing Adam, Cassie must choose whether to resist temptation or risk dark forces to get what she wants - even if it means that one wrong move could ultimately destroy her.
[ The Initiation and the Captive, Part I (Revised) (Secret Circle (Harper Teen)) By Smith, L J ( Author ) Paperback 2011 ] by L J Smith Book Summary:
The Initiation and the Captive, Part I (Revised) (Secret Circle (Harper Teen)) [ The Initiation and the Captive, Part I (Revised) (Secret Circle (Harper Teen)) by Smith, L J ( Author ) Paperback Sep- 2011 ] Paperback Sep- 27- 2011
The Occult Technology of Power: The Initiation of the Son of a Finance Capitalist into the Arcane Secrets of Economic and Political Power by The Transcriber Book Summary:
"Crucial is to create the impression that, although the people have been exploited in the past, today the wealthy are at the mercy of an all-powerful government which is firmly in the hands of the people or do-gooding liberals." —The Occult Technology of Power This is the programme of the .01 percent! First surfacing in 1974 from underground sources, The Occult Technology of Power is a blueprint distilling the esoteric doctrines and technics of the global elite. These initiatory lessons from a cadre of technocrats is now available with a never before collected appendix of revelatory information. The publisher assumes no responsibility for those who use this book to expose those in control—or to join them. “A little gem of protocol which displays acute perception. A Satanic overview.” —Anton Szandor LaVey, Cloven Hoof, Nov./Dec. 1974 “Written as if it were a set of lectures by the central philosophers of a master conspiracy. Their personal viewpoint is rational egoism, but they want to keep the wisdom of this perspective secret-since it is impossible to exploit a person who maintains a self-conscious, self-interested frame of reference... This reviewer is very pleased with the discovery of a text we had at first avoided because of its title. The little book is very much worth its price.” —Joe Cobb, Reason Magazine, May, 1976
The Secret Circle: The Complete Collection: The Initiation and The Captive Part I, The Captive Part II and The Power, The Divide, The Hunt, The Temptation by L. J. Smith Book Summary:
From the bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries L. J. Smith, comes a dangerously exciting tale of love, witchcraft, and the supernatural, perfect for fans of the Beautiful Creatures series. This collection includes all seven books in the series.The Secret Circle: The Initiation and The Captive Part I: Forced to move from sunny California to gloomy New England, Cassie longs for her old life. Even so, she feels a strange kinship to a terrifying group of teens who seem to rule her school. But when she falls for the mysterious and intriguing Adam, Cassie must choose whether to resist temptation or risk dark forces to get what she wants—even if it means that one wrong move could ultimately destroy her.The Secret Circle: The Captive Part II and The Power: Cassie has joined the most alluring—and deadly—in-crowd imaginable. But power comes with a price, and it's more dangerous than she knows. In the ultimate battle between good and evil, will Cassie's supernatural powers be strong enough to lead the coven out of danger?The Secret Circle: The Divide: For the first time since moving to New Salem, Cassie Blake feels normal. She's dating her soul mate Adam and making new friends in town. But the Circle is being hunted by an unknown enemy—and anyone could be the next victim. As they struggle to protect themselves, alliances are formed and relationships are tested. No one knows who to trust or who to fear. Will Cassie be able to save the Circle . . . and herself?The Secret Circle: The Hunt: Cassie's life is far from ordinary. Her best friends are a coven of witches and her relationship with her boyfriend, Adam, is written in the stars. But then Cassie's evil half sister surfaces, determined to take Cassie's place in the Secret Circle. And a band of powerful witch-hunters begins targeting the group, determined to destroy them. Will Cassie survive this ultimate battle between good and evil?The Secret Circle: The Temptation: Black John's curse has been unleashed on the Circle, and it is up to Cassie to set things right. As Cassie's heart is tested once more, she is forced to finally choose between Nick and Adam, and she faces the ultimate test of her power in this gripping showdown between good and evil.
Alice A. Bailey Series: Esoteric Psychology I & II, a Treatise on White Magic, Initiation Human and Solar, Esoteric Healing, a Treatise of Cosmic Fire, the Rays and the Initiation 1995 (Alice A. Bailey 7 book series) by Alice A. Bailey Book Summary:
Very rare series of seven books by Alice A. Bailey. They include: The Rays and the Initiation (not pictured) Esoteric Psychology I Esoteric Psychology II A Treatise on Cosmic Fire Esoteric Healing (front cover has bend) Initiation Human and Solar (front cover has slight bend) A Treatise on White Magic or The Way if the Disciple All published by Lucis Press.