Aphrodite's Daughters

Women's Sexual Stories and the Journey of the Soul
Author: Jalaja Bonheim
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439134995
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 400
View: 8926

An intimate look at the transformative power of women's sexual experiences. Based on the stories of ordinary American women, Aphrodite’s Daughters explores the central role of sexuality in women's spiritual journey. Witty, wise, entertaining, and compassionate, Aphrodite's Daughters quickly became an underground classic, and has changed the lives of thousands of women.

Aphrodite's Daughters

Women's Sexual Stories and the Journey of the Soul
Author: Jalaja Bonheim
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: 9780684830803
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 400
View: 3236

Incorporating a wide variety of women's voices and relationships, this volume takes a look at the transformative power of women's sexual experiences

Aphrodite's Daughters

Women's Sexual Stories and the Journey of the Soul
Author: Jalaja Bonheim
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684830809
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 398
View: 1983

Incorporating a wide variety of women's voices and relationships, this volume takes a look at the transformative power of women's sexual experiences

Aphrodite's Daughters

Three Modernist Poets of the Harlem Renaissance
Author: Maureen Honey
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813572797
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 1464

The Harlem Renaissance was a watershed moment for racial uplift, poetic innovation, sexual liberation, and female empowerment. Aphrodite’s Daughters introduces us to three amazing women who were at the forefront of all these developments, poetic iconoclasts who pioneered new and candidly erotic forms of female self-expression. Maureen Honey paints a vivid portrait of three African American women—Angelina Weld Grimké, Gwendolyn B. Bennett, and Mae V. Cowdery—who came from very different backgrounds but converged in late 1920s Harlem to leave a major mark on the literary landscape. She examines the varied ways these poets articulated female sexual desire, ranging from Grimké’s invocation of a Sapphic goddess figure to Cowdery’s frank depiction of bisexual erotics to Bennett’s risky exploration of the borders between sexual pleasure and pain. Yet Honey also considers how they were united in their commitment to the female body as a primary source of meaning, strength, and transcendence. The product of extensive archival research, Aphrodite’s Daughters draws from Grimké, Bennett, and Cowdery’s published and unpublished poetry, along with rare periodicals and biographical materials, to immerse us in the lives of these remarkable women and the world in which they lived. It thus not only shows us how their artistic contributions and cultural interventions were vital to their own era, but also demonstrates how the poetic heart of their work keeps on beating.

Aphrodite

Book 1 Aphrodite Trilogy
Author: Kaitlin Bevis
Publisher: ImaJinn Books
ISBN: 1611946948
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 2775

It's not easy being perfect . . . But Aphrodite is determined to prove that she's more than just a pretty face. So when she's asked to investigate strange events occurring on cruise ships, she's all over it. Little does she guess just how much this mission is going to cost her . . . The problem--demigods are mysteriously disappearing. Prepared to investigate, Aphrodite manages to charm herself into the best room on the ship. Unfortunately, the room is already taken. It belongs to the one demigod immune to her charm: Adonis. Aphrodite doesn't know what to make of Adonis. He obviously disapproves of her . . . yet he saved her life. And he's hot! Then again, Aphrodite is still reeling from a disastrous--yet incredible--fling with Ares. Gods, these men are going to be the death of her. But then Aphrodite realizes that Adonis could be the next target, and her investigation becomes personal. Only the more she uncovers, the clearer it gets that she's in over her head. Confronted with a strange and powerful new opponent, Aphrodite realizes she might not be as immortal as she thought. And Adonis may not be the one who needs saving . . . "Everyone needs to check this book out. I can't rave enough about it. Bevis is definitely a new talent to keep an eye out for. I give this 5/5." Sarah Brown @ Head Stuck in a Book "This story will completely suck you in . . . This book is the first of a trilogy, and I can't wait to see what's in store for these amazing characters." Amazon Top Reviewer, Melissa Groeling, Author of Beauty Marks "I congratulate Kaitlin Bevis on completely fooling me with such clever plotting. I await the third book, The Iron Queen, with great anticipation."--Rally the Readers Review on Daughter of Earth and Sky "This is a series that has really taken me by surprise. Persephone and Hades will work their way under your skin, and their story will keep you addicted from beginning to end."--Readers Live 1000 Lives on The Iron Queen Kaitlin Bevis spent her childhood curled up with a book and a pen. If the ending didn't agree with her, she rewrote it. Because she's always wanted to be a writer, she spent high school and college learning everything she could to achieve that goal. After graduating college with Masters in English, Kaitlin went on to write The Daughters of Zeus series. kaitlinbevis.com

Love & War

Book 2 Aphrodite Trilogy
Author: Kaitlin Bevis
Publisher: ImaJinn Books
ISBN: 1611947340
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 1403

After narrowly escaping with her life, Aphrodite wakes up to find herself at the demigods' base camp--a gorgeous tropical island. Powerless and injured, she has no choice but to glamour herself as a demigoddess in order to find out what's really going on. Lucky for her, she's not alone. Ares is with her, also in disguise. But she soon realizes she might be more of a liability than an asset when her panic attacks and nightmares threaten to expose them both. Ares is as anxious as anyone to shut down the demigods' plot. But right now, all he can think about is Aphrodite. He almost killed her, for Gods' sake! And though the timing couldn't be any worse, he's falling hard and fast. He'll do anything to protect her . . . even if it means sacrificing himself. Still, they find allies in the most unexpected places . . . More goddess than demigoddess, Medea is married to the rebel leader, Jason. But there's something odd going on. Jason is acting very strange, and Medea finds herself drawn to a new demigoddess who mysteriously arrived on the island half-dead. She senses there's more to this visitor than meets the eye. Little does she guess . . . War is coming, there's no doubt. But, in her weakened state, does Aphrodite have any hope of surviving it? Kaitlin Bevis spent her childhood curled up with a book and a pen. If the ending didn't agree with her, she rewrote it. Because she's always wanted to be a writer, she spent high school and college learning everything she could to achieve that goal. After graduating college with a BFA and Masters in English, Kaitlin went on to write The Daughters of Zeus series.

The Iron Queen


Author: Kaitlin Bevis
Publisher: ImaJinn Books
ISBN: 1611946549
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 523

"If you love Greek mythology and young adult books, this series is a perfect choice!" - Jess at Such A Novel Idea "What a powerful whirlwind end to this section of the series! . . . . There's so much heartbreak in this book. So much emotion. A great book!" - Reader's Dialogue His love could destroy their world. Life is hell for Persephone. Zeus will stop at nothing to gain access to the living realm and the Underworld. As the only living god with a right to both, Persephone's in trouble. Captured and tortured beyond the limits of her resolve, Persephone must find the power to stand against Zeus. But will she be strong enough? Meanwhile, Hades contemplates desperate measures to rescue his queen. Persephone never thought of herself as dangerous, but there's a reason gods never marry for love. A being with the power to destroy all of creation shouldn't place more value in one individual than the rest of the planet. But Hades . . . Hades would break the world for her. To save the world and stop both Hades and Zeus, Persephone must make a difficult choice. One that may cost her everything. Kaitlin Bevis spent her childhood curled up with a book and a pen. If the ending didn't agree with her, she rewrote it. Because she's always wanted to be a writer, she spent high school and college learning everything she could to achieve that goal. After graduating college with a BFA and Masters in English, Kaitlin went on to write The Daughters of Zeus series. kaitlinbevis.com

Venus Rising

Book 3 Aphrodite Trilogy
Author: Kaitlin Bevis
Publisher: ImaJinn Books
ISBN: 1611947529
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 4425

The final battle . . . Aphrodite is in big trouble this time. She's stranded on the island of the DAMNED--without powers and without her beloved Ares. Worse, she knows it's only a matter of time before the demigods figure out she's a goddess. If that happens, she'll wish she were dead. Help arrives in the form of an unlikely ally. But Medea has her own demands, and if Aphrodite wants to survive--not to mention find Hades and the weapons cache--she has to meet them. But all their plans take a back seat when they find themselves in even more pressing danger. When Medea moved the island, she rendered it unstable. Now it's breaking apart and sinking. In the chaos, the demigods have risen up, blaming the gods for their misfortune. Nobody is safe from the demigods . . . especially a Pantheon sympathizer like Aphrodite. And they've come up with a deadly test to uncover any imposters. Aphrodite knows she can't do this alone. It will take the whole Pantheon to get her out of this mess. Unfortunately, they'll have to find her first . . . Kaitlin Bevis spent her childhood curled up with a book and a pen. If the ending didn't agree with her, she rewrote it. Because she's always wanted to be a writer, she spent high school and college learning everything she could to achieve that goal. After graduating college with a BFA and Masters in English, Kaitlin went on to write The Daughters of Zeus series.

Brill's Companion to Aphrodite


Author: Amy C. Smith,Sadie Pickup
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047444507
Category: History
Page: 472
View: 7972

In this book an international team of scholars from a wide range of academic fields and perspectives reevaluate the Greek goddess Aphrodite, her worship throughout the Mediterranean, manifold roles in Graeco-Roman antiquity, and reception through the Renaissance and beyond.

Marked

A House of Night Novel
Author: P. C. Cast,Kristin Cast
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429953894
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 320
View: 1930

The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire--that is, if she makes it through the Change. Not all of those who are chosen do. It's tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny--with a little help from her new vampyre friends.

Daughter of Earth and Sky


Author: Kaitlin Bevis
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
ISBN: 1611946522
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 6596

""Bevis has done a wonderful job building the worlds that the gods occupy as well as giving them a place in the modern world." Amazon Top Reviewer and author, Margaret Lesh "I stayed up way too late, again! I had to know what happened! You might call me irresponsible, and that may be true. But when a series comes along and grabs you like Daughters of Zeus, it really can't be helped." Amazon Top Reviewer and author, Rachel Wagner "I need to calm down before I write this review because I am still reeling from the book. OMG! I thought book 1: Persephone was good, but this was WAY BETTER! Lastly, OMG!!! I need book 3 so badly . . ." Amazon Top Reviewer and author, Mary Smith The Daughters of Zeus Series, Book Two Some vows can never be broken, especially when you've recently found out you're a goddess. In the flick of a eyelash Persephone has gone from being a high school junior in Athens, Georgia to the wife of Hades, god of the Underworld. Under his platonic protection, she's waiting for springtime, when Boreas, the sinister god of winter, will stop stalking her. But even Hades can't keep Boreas and his minions from threatening her. Finally she escapes back to the world of the living. Maybe she can just go back to normal--and forget that she's fallen in love with Hades. She's wrong. Thanatos--a friend from the Underworld, has betrayed her. Persephone can't tell anyone about Thanatos' betrayal, and it drives a wedge between her and Hades. And then there's Aphrodite, the gorgeous goddess who was born among the ocean waves with more charm than she can control. Persephone's dearest ally, Melissa, is furious and jealous when Aphrodite starts winning Persephone's friendship. Persephone turns to a human boy for friendship. But will their relationship put him in danger? Persephone must choose between her human life and her responsibilities as a goddess. If she doesn't, she could lose that life and Hades, too. But either way, she may not survive her father's schemes. After all, she's Zeus's daughter. Kaitlin Bevis spent her childhood curled up with a book and a pen. If the ending didn't agree with her, she rewrote it. Because she's always wanted to be a writer, she spent high school and college learning everything she could to achieve that goal. After graduating college with a BFA and Masters in English, Kaitlin went on to write The Daughters of Zeus series. www.kaitlinbevis.com"

Aphrodite's Trade

The Hidden History of Prostitution Unveiled
Author: Lochlainn Seabrook
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780983818502
Category: Prostitution
Page: 170
View: 2938

In "Aphrodite's Trade: The Hidden History of Prostitution Unveiled," award-winning historian & author Colonel Lochlainn Seabrook covers everything from the biological foundations of prostitution among early humans to its modern religious aspects, making a great case for the legalization & decriminalization of prostitution in all its many forms.

Artemis the Brave


Author: Joan Holub,Suzanne Williams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144246139X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
View: 2210

Well-researched and true to the classical Greek myths, each volume in the Goddess Girls series addresses contemporary issues like friendship and relationships from a classically accurate--and entertaining--perspective.

Aphrodite's Island


Author: Hilary Green
Publisher: Robert Hale
ISBN: 0719814723
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 4261

In 1955, Cyprus is torn apart by EOKA and Ariadne's family is deeply involved, but her heart skips the divide on seeing the young officer, Stephen Allenby, when her house is searched by the British military. They have an affair, but when it becomes known, he is sent home. In 1974 Stephen exists in a strained marriage and miserable job, but resurgence of EOKA activity affords him the opportunity to return to the island, but with his wife and young daughter in tow, where he searches for remembrances of his youth. In 1998, his daughter, Cressida, is now thirty-six and at a crossroads: her mother has died and her relationship has failed. She travels to Northern Cyprus to seek answers to the pain-filled memories of her father's disappearance. Two islands, two generations, and the duality of lovers. Aphrodite's Island gives us the eternal cycle of birth, procreation, death and regeneration through blood sacrifice.

Child of the Fire

Mary Edmonia Lewis and the Problem of Art History’s Black and Indian Subject
Author: Kirsten Buick
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822391996
Category: Art
Page: 324
View: 4828

Child of the Fire is the first book-length examination of the career of the nineteenth-century artist Mary Edmonia Lewis, best known for her sculptures inspired by historical and biblical themes. Throughout this richly illustrated study, Kirsten Pai Buick investigates how Lewis and her work were perceived, and their meanings manipulated, by others and the sculptor herself. She argues against the racialist art discourse that has long cast Lewis’s sculptures as reflections of her identity as an African American and Native American woman who lived most of her life abroad. Instead, by seeking to reveal Lewis’s intentions through analyses of her career and artwork, Buick illuminates Lewis’s fraught but active participation in the creation of a distinct “American” national art, one dominated by themes of indigeneity, sentimentality, gender, and race. In so doing, she shows that the sculptor variously complicated and facilitated the dominant ideologies of the vanishing American (the notion that Native Americans were a dying race), sentimentality, and true womanhood. Buick considers the institutions and people that supported Lewis’s career—including Oberlin College, abolitionists in Boston, and American expatriates in Italy—and she explores how their agendas affected the way they perceived and described the artist. Analyzing four of Lewis’s most popular sculptures, each created between 1866 and 1876, Buick discusses interpretations of Hiawatha in terms of the cultural impact of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem The Song of Hiawatha; Forever Free and Hagar in the Wilderness in light of art historians’ assumptions that artworks created by African American artists necessarily reflect African American themes; and The Death of Cleopatra in relation to broader problems of reading art as a reflection of identity.

Unrestrained


Author: Joey W. Hill
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101638842
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
View: 7817

From Joey W. Hill—author of the Knights of the Boardroom series—comes a novel of erotic games and power plays, in which an adventurous woman attempts to break down her own barriers… Athena is an accomplished businesswoman in control of every aspect of her life. But since the death of her husband, she’s had the desire to explore submissive cravings she’s had for some time. Unfortunately, Athena is known as a Mistress, because that’s the role she’s always played. Her type A personality was strong enough to serve her husband as a Domme because that’s what he needed. It’s not until she meets Dale, a retired Navy SEAL, that she attempts to discover what her own submissive desires are. But letting go of her control is not so easy. Fortunately, Dale is an accomplished Master who can help Athena live out her fantasies. And as she slowly surrenders to his touch, both of them will learn more about the nature of love between Dominant and submissive, and how it defies all expectations.

Aphrodite's Kiss


Author: Julie Kenner
Publisher: JKInk
ISBN: 0988684462
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 3521

Zoe Smith might look like your average, ordinary elementary school librarian, but she’s about as far from normal as a girl can get. Because Zoe is descended from a line of superheroes … and as her twenty-fifth birthday approaches, she has to decide if she’s going to embrace her heritage (including all the wackiness that comes with X-ray vision and her extraordinary senses) or submit herself for mortalization and be that average, ordinary girl.Considering how lousy she’s done so far on all the Council-imposed tests, chucking the whole superhero thing might be very best thing … especially when she realizes that sexy, private investigator George Bailey Taylor is more than a little interested in her—and he’s more than a little convinced that Zoe is one-hundred percent “the girl next-door”. An ex-cop turned PI, George Bailey Taylor’s had one hell of a life being bounced around from foster home to foster home. All he wants now is a normal life with a normal wife in a normal neighborhood. The typical American dream—and when he meets Zoe Smith, he’s certain she’s the typical American girl. Except she does have an overprotective brother who seems able to appear and disappear at will. And a creepy cousin who’s always lurking about. And why does everyone in her family pretend to actually talk to the pet ferret? With her super powers, Zoe can do just about anything … except make Taylor fall in love with her. For that, they’re both going to need a different kind of magic …

Aphrodite's Passion


Author: Julie Kenner
Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781428511637
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 5536

A plain young woman learns that when she wears the girdle of Aphrodite, she becomes irresistible to all men-including the virile superhero who will steal her heart!

Olympians: Aphrodite

Goddess of Love
Author: George O'Connor
Publisher: First Second
ISBN: 1466876816
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 80
View: 8574

In volume six of Olympians, graphic novel author/artist George O'Connor turns the spotlight on Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Look for the same thoroughly researched and wonderfully accessible comics storytelling as O'Connor tackles the story of the Aphrodite from her dramatic birth (emerging from sea-foam) to her role in the Trojan War. O'Connor has outdone himself with this volume: the story is riveting and the artwork is beyond compare. Greek mythology has never been so vivid! This title has Common Core connections. A Neal Porter Book

Mistress of Scandal


Author: Sara Bennett
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061748099
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 5002

Proper, reserved Francesca detests chaotic London and one of its most infamous inhabitants: her birth mother, the notorious courtesan Madame Aphrodite. Lovingly raised by the devoted Lady Greentree, she's content to remain in Yorkshire, far from the scandalous parent whose life and profession shock . . . yet intrigue her. But a dark, dangerous stranger she rescues on the moors is awakening a most improper desire—causing Francesca to question whether she is more her mother's daughter than she ever wished to be. When Sebastian Thorne agrees to protect Aphrodite's estranged daughter from a dire threat emerging from her past, the fallen lord is unexpectedly seduced by Francesca's beauty. But a vigilante living on the shadowy edge of society has little hope to own such a prize—and unless he reclaims his abandoned title and lost honor, Sebastian will never get close enough to the bewitching lady to save her life . . . or win her passion.