Appletons' Journal

Appletons' Journal


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Pages : 604 pages
Rating Book: 4.D/5 ( users)

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Rebel

Rebel


Author : Deborah Cooke
Publisher : Deborah A. Cooke
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ISBN : 192747731X
Pages : 427 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (927 users)

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At the end of the 21st century, the future of humanity hangs in the balance, caught between the radioactive waste of a half century of nuclear wars and the repressive authority of the Republic. Angels sacrifice their wings to join a secret fraternity of freedom fighters, risking classification as mutants and consignment to the RepublicÕs slave dens. Each warrior is a volunteer, but no angel anticipates the full cost of his fall. The eyes of the Republic are everywhere. Having sacrificed his wings in a bid to save humanity, fallen angel Armand has a bold plan to assassinate presidential candidate Maximilian Blackstone. When things go awry and his partner is gravely injured, Armand fears he will fail and forever lose the chance to rejoin the angels in heaven. Theodora is a wraith, a woman who officially doesnÕt exist. She lives in the shadows, taking risks to earn bountiesÑbounties that buy new life for those she loves. Captured when her latest hit goes horribly wrong, Theodora finds herself the prisoner of a strong, arrogant stranger. Soon enough, Theodora and Armand find their missionsÑand their heartsÑentwined. But in their desperate attempt to save the world, will they be able to save each other? ÒA true triumph of storytelling!ÓÑFresh Fiction Ê urban fantasy romance, paranormal romance, abduction, fantasy romance, fallen angel, dystopia, apocalyptic, action adventure, romantic suspense, assassin, outlaw


Maeve's Book of Beasts

Maeve's Book of Beasts


Author : Deborah Cooke
Publisher : Deborah A. Cooke
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ISBN : 1989367380
Pages : 143 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (989 users)

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Careful what you wish for... A mysterious book given to Sylvia by a handsome stranger plunges her into a hidden world, awakening her ability to see a paranormal realm and the Others who live in it. It also makes her a target for the Dark Fae who want the book back—and who will kill her to reclaim it. The stranger, Sebastian, becomes Sylvia's reluctant defender—but his ability to influence her dreams is almost as dangerous as the fact that he's a vampire. On the run with Sebastian, Sylvia learns about the plan of Maeve, Queen of the Dark Fae, to eliminate all other paranormal creatures. Possession of the book means that Sylvia is caught in the middle of a war between the Dark Fae and the Others, with a predator as her only ally. If she can decipher the book, will that help the Others to fight for their survival? Should she trust Sebastian? Or does the vampire who ignores all the rules have a secret plan of his own? *** The DragonFate Novels continue the story of Deborah's dragon shape shifting heroes called the Pyr. Each book is a romance in which a dragon shifter meets his destined mate—in DragonFate, those heroines have powers of their own. Maeve's Book of Beasts is a prequel to DragonFate that introduces both Maeve's evil plan to eliminate paranormal species from the world (including the Pyr) and the cast of characters assembling to defeat her. In it, you'll meet Sebastian, a vampire who has escaped Maeve and is building the team to destroy her, and Sylvia, the mortal librarian he chooses to hide the ancient volume stolen from Maeve. Sebastian gets more than he expects from Sylvia—never mind that Maeve wants her book back—and Sebastian's slow-burn romance with Sylvia will arc over the entire series. The other slow burn romance in this series features Mel, an immortal fae who needs to find true love to break the curse placed upon her. She's haunted by her late husband, Raymond, who betrayed her but wants to make it right. You can read Mel and Raymond's story, a romance that doesn't end happily and a retelling of a medieval French fairy tale, in Claire Delacroix's An Elegy for Melusine. The DragonFate series so far: 1. Maeve's Book of Beasts 2. Dragon's Kiss (dragon shifter Kristofer and Valkyrie Bree) 3. Dragon's Heart (dragon shifter Rhys and selkie Lila) 4. Dragon's Mate (dragon shifter Hadrian and swan maiden Rania) 5. Dragon's Wolf (dragon shifter Arach and wolf shifter Wynter) - May 2022 *** The Pyr first appeared in Deborah's Dragonfire series of paranormal romances, which is complete with 14 works and a world guide: 1. Kiss of Fire (Quinn and Sara) 2. Kiss of Fury (Donovan and Alex) 3. Kiss of Fate (Erik and Eileen) 4. Winter Kiss (Delaney and Ginger) 5. Harmonia's Kiss (a short story about the Dragon's Tooth Warriors) 6. Whisper Kiss (Niall and Rox) 7. Darkfire Kiss (Rafferty and Melissa) 8. Flashfire (Lorenzo and Cassie) 9. Ember's Kiss (Brandon and Liz) 10. Kiss of Danger (a Dragon Legion novella featuring Alexander and Katina) 11. Kiss of Darkness (a Dragon Legion novella featuring Damien and Petra) 12. Kiss of Destiny (a Dragon Legion novella featuring Thad and Aura) 13. Serpent's Kiss (Thorolf and Chandra) 14. Firestorm Forever (Sloane and Sam, plus Drake and Veronica, and Marcus and Jac. Yes, this book has THREE firestorms and is the big finish.) 15. Here Be Dragons: A Dragonfire Companion *** dragon shifter romance, vampire romance, librarian, new york city, manhattan, underground, hidden realms, dark fae, shifters, friends to lovers, opposites attract, destined mates, melusine, ghost romance, love triangle, valkyrie, selkie, swan maiden, shifters, urban fantasy romance, slow burn, enemies to lovers, psychic powers, witch, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Donna Grant, Thea Harrison, Jennifer Ashley, Christine Feehan, Lara Adrian, G. A. Aiken, Genevieve Jack


Dark Obsession

Dark Obsession


Author : Amanda Stevens
Publisher : Harlequin
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ISBN : 1460361512
Pages : 192 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (46 users)

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Was he her protector? Or a predator… It was the final glimpse Erin Ramsey would have of her sister: Megan’s body, drained of blood, lying lifeless in a New York alley. Tormented by the fact that she hadn’t been there when her sister needed her, Erin promises herself that she’ll find Megan’s killer. Detective Nicholas Slade tells Erin to go home, back to California. He says he doesn’t want her to be the murderer’s next victim. But his warning comes too late. Erin is already in danger, in thrall to a man who cloaks himself in shadows and haunts her nightmares. Erin is desperate to find her sister’s murderer—and desperate to avoid becoming his prey—but she feels her own life spinning out of control as the silver-eyed specter from her dreams lures her deeper into his world. Nick may be the only one who can help her, but she’s afraid to trust him. Her deep attraction to the secretive detective is tinged with fear. He only works the night shift. He wears sunglasses in the dark. And he may have been the last person to see Megan alive… Previously published.


Kiss of Darkness

Kiss of Darkness


Author : Brandon Alexander
Publisher : Simon & Schuster Children's
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ISBN : 9780743409261
Pages : 182 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (49 users)

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Something changed Prue Halliwell on New Year's Eve, when a stranger gave her the most passionate kiss of her life. Now Prue feels driven to kiss every man she meets. At first this is fun, but when Prue starts to grow weaker with every kiss, the Charmed Ones know evil is afoot.


The Emergence of Cinematic Time

The Emergence of Cinematic Time


Author : Mary Ann Doane
Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN : 0674007840
Pages : 303 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (674 users)

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Hailed as the permanent record of fleeting moments, the cinema emerged at the turn of the nineteenth century as an unprecedented means of capturing time--and this at a moment when disciplines from physics to philosophy, and historical trends from industrialization to the expansion of capitalism, were transforming the very idea of time. In a work that itself captures and reconfigures the passing moments of art, history, and philosophy, Mary Ann Doane shows how the cinema, representing the singular instant of chance and ephemerality in the face of the increasing rationalization and standardization of the day, participated in the structuring of time and contingency in capitalist modernity. At this book's heart is the cinema's essential paradox: temporal continuity conveyed through "stopped time," the rapid succession of still frames or frozen images. Doane explores the role of this paradox, and of notions of the temporal indeterminacy and instability of an image, in shaping not just cinematic time but also modern ideas about continuity and discontinuity, archivability, contingency and determinism, and temporal irreversibility. A compelling meditation on the status of cinematic knowledge, her book is also an inquiry into the very heart and soul of modernity.


The Best of Dreams of Decadence

The Best of Dreams of Decadence


Author : Angela Kessler
Publisher : N A L
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ISBN : 9780451459183
Pages : 337 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (459 users)

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Featuring contributions by such noted authors as Tanith Lee, Lawrence Watt-Evans, and Brian Stableford, an electrifying collection of stories and poetry, garnered from a premier vampire magazine, captures the bloodlust and dark sensuality of the undead, from the gothic to the modern. Original.


Winter Halo

Winter Halo


Author : Keri Arthur
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0349407010
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (349 users)

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When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes in the veil between worlds, they allowed entry to the Others. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep the darkness at bay . . . The humanoid supersoldiers known as the déchet were almost eradicated by the war. Ever since, Tiger has tried to live her life in peace in hiding. But in the wake of her discovery that Central City's children are being kidnapped and experimented on, Tiger's conscience won't let her look the other way. The key to saving them lies within the walls of a pharmaceutical company called Winter Halo. But as Tiger learns more about the facility, her mission is derailed by a complication: Winter Halo's female security guards are being systematically attacked by an unknown force. Now Tiger must summon all her gifts to stop those responsible for both atrocities-no matter the cost to herself...


The Literature of Kissing

The Literature of Kissing


Author : Charles Carroll Bombaugh
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Pages : 382 pages
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New York

New York


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Pages : 1310 pages
Rating Book: 4.O/5 ( users)

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The Darkness' Kiss

The Darkness' Kiss


Author : Publications Circulations LLC
Publisher : Publications Circulations
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Pages : 162 pages
Rating Book: 4./5 ( users)

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Darkness Then a Blown Kiss

Darkness Then a Blown Kiss


Author : Golda Fried
Publisher : Coach House Books
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ISBN : 1770567747
Pages : 124 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (77 users)

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These stories are diary shreds of young women who are in school but things happen anyway. Girls with their hears open like agar petri dishes. The setting could be Toronto, Montreal, New Orleans, a Gothic castle or a bathtub. What people say matters. The girl might finally find someone she can talk to but falls asleep too soon. She will fall down taking the scenery with her. Stars are brought down into sugar containers and stirred into coffee. A couch is thrown out on the grass and you're invited to have a seat.


Communicational Criticism

Communicational Criticism


Author : Roger D. Sell
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
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ISBN : 9027210284
Pages : 405 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (27 users)

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Further developing the line of argument put forward in his Literature as Communication (2000) and Mediating Criticism (2001), Roger D. Sell now suggests that when so-called literary texts stand the test of time and appeal to a large and heterogeneous circle of admirers, this is because they are genuinely dialogical in spirit. Their writers, rather than telling other people what to do or think or feel, invite them to compare notes, and about topics which take on different nuances as seen from different points of view. So while such texts obviously reflect the taste and values of their widely various provenances, they also channel a certain respect for the human other to whom they are addressed. So much so, that they win a reciprocal respect from members of their audience. In Sell's new book, this ethical interplay becomes the focus of a post-postmodern critique, which sees literary dialogicality as a possible catalyst to new, non-hegemonic kinds of globalization. The argument is illustrated with major reassessments of Shakespeare, Pope, Wordsworth, Dickens, Churchill, Orwell, and Pinter, and there are also studies of trauma literature for children, and of ethically oriented criticism itself.


Dark Kiss

Dark Kiss


Author : Michelle Rowen
Publisher : Harlequin
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ISBN : 0373210477
Pages : 353 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (373 users)

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Unable to resist a kiss from her crush despite her otherwise careful nature, Samantha is stricken by a bizarre, mysterious hunger and turns for help to secretive street youth Bishop to stop an encroaching darkness that threatens to overwhelm her. Original.


French Kiss

French Kiss


Author : Eric Van Lustbader
Publisher : Open Road Media
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ISBN : 150404536X
Pages : 498 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (54 users)

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The search for a mysterious artifact leads to a trek across the globe in this thriller from the New York Times–bestselling author of the Bourne novels. In the French countryside, a man is brutally murdered. In a Connecticut church, a priest is sacrificed. All in pursuit of an artifact rumored to possess mystical powers . . . The three-bladed weapon known as the Prey Dauw will make its owner the most feared man in the world, powerful enough to control all of Asia and its drug trade. But there is still one piece left to find. New York lawyer Chris Haye and NYPD lieutenant Seve Guarda are drawn into the bloody search when they learn their brothers have been killed. Their quest for vengeance takes them from Manhattan to France to the depths of Southeast Asia. But the man behind their brothers’ savage murders will stop at nothing to gain the ultimate prize. From the acclaimed author of the Nicholas Linnear series and many other bestsellers, as well as the novels that continue the story of Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne character, French Kiss is packed with “suspense that is sustained to the final page” (Los Angeles Times).


Kiss/Army of Darkness TP

Kiss/Army of Darkness TP


Author : Chad Bowers
Publisher : Dynamite Entertainment
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ISBN : 9781524107611
Pages : 136 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (17 users)

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KISS is on top of the world and rocking faces until the night disciples of The Destroyer show up and the band disappears. Now, with the KISS tour canceled, a young Ash misses one of the most important events of his life that will change his destiny. Now the Chosen One has to get back on the right path and join the KISS ARMY OF DARKNESS!


The Cinema and Its Shadow

The Cinema and Its Shadow


Author : Alice Maurice
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
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ISBN : 145293939X
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (452 users)

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The Cinema and Its Shadow argues that race has defined the cinematic apparatus since the earliest motion pictures, especially at times of technological transition. In particular, this work explores how racial difference became central to the resolving of cinematic problems: the stationary camera, narrative form, realism, the synchronization of image and sound, and, perhaps most fundamentally, the immaterial image—the cinema’s “shadow,” which figures both the material reality of the screen image and its racist past. Discussing early “race subjects,” Alice Maurice demonstrates that these films influenced cinematic narrative in lasting ways by helping to determine the relation between stillness and motion, spectacle and narrative drive. The book examines how motion picture technology related to race, embodiment, and authenticity at specific junctures in cinema’s development, including the advent of narratives, feature films, and sound. In close readings of such films as The Cheat, Shadows, and Hallelujah!, Maurice reveals how the rhetoric of race repeatedly embodies film technology, endowing it with a powerful mix of authenticity and magic. In this way, the racialized subject became the perfect medium for showing off, shoring up, and reintroducing the cinematic apparatus at various points in the history of American film. Moving beyond analyzing race in purely thematic or ideological terms, Maurice traces how it shaped the formal and technological means of the cinema.