Awakened by a Kiss

Author: Lila DiPasqua
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425235560
Category: Fiction
Page: 357
View: 1035
Based on well-known fairytales, this collection of sensuous stories puts a new spin on Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood and Puss in Boots casting each tale with passionate trysts, notorious rakes and mysterious seductresses. Original.

Kiss a Green Frog and Find Your Prince

And Other Romantic Novelettes
Author: Martin Ratick
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483620719
Category: Fiction
Page: 197
View: 9676
In Kiss a Green Frog, Mr. Ratick combines three of his latest romantic novels. In each one, we find love and romance; we find humor and tension. Each book is sure to keep you spellbound as you live each adventure with the characters in the stories.


Author: East Bridge
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1618973398
Category: Fiction
Page: 268
View: 3543
"This is a story of maiden and warrior, of magic and demons, of dragon and gods, but above all else, this is a love story." Publisher's website:

A Kiss to Remember

Author: Teresa Medeiros
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 030748677X
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 3136
AWAKENED BY A KISS Laura Fairleigh needs a husband. If she is to keep a roof over her siblings’ heads, the prim rector’s daughter must wed by her twenty-first birthday. When she finds a mysterious stranger with the face of an angel and the body of Adonis unconscious in the forest and with no memory of his name or his past, she decides to claim him for her own. Little does she know that her fallen angel is really the devil in disguise. Sterling Harlow, the notorious rakehell known as the “Devil of Devonbrooke,” awakens to the enchanting kiss of a lovely young woman who informs him he is her long-lost betrothed. With her sun-kissed cheeks and smattering of freckles, she looks every inch the innocent, but her curves possess a woman’s allure. When she assures him he is the perfect gentleman, he wonders if he’s lost his wits as well as his memory. He would have sworn he was not a man to be satisfied with mere kisses—especially from lips as sweet and luscious as Laura’s.As he attempts to uncover the truth before their wedding night, A Kiss To Remember ignites a passion neither of them will ever be able to forget.... From the Paperback edition.

Soviet Hieroglyphics

Visual Culture in Late Twentieth-century Russia
Author: Nancy Condee
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253314024
Category: Art
Page: 179
View: 6164
"[The Russian and American contributors] share a very high level of expertise and an impressive command of their material, which ranges from film to billboards to currency. Everything in this book, including the introduction, is worth reading... consistently fascinating... " -- Choice "... a lightning rush of images and ideas that constitute inviting material for future speculation." -- Times Literary Supplement "This collection of essays is a fine, even an exhilarating piece of work. Her brilliant analysis surveys a kaleidoscope of breaks and continuities: betweeen literature and non-print media, high culture and popular culture, homo sovieticus and homo russicus. -- Slavic and East European Journal "Of interest for scholars in several disciplines, Soviet Hieroglyphics provides many insights into recent Russian visual culture." -- Canadian Slavonic Paper These incisive essays describe contemporary Russian culture under conditions of social collapse. Focusing on visual culture, the book highlights the recurrent tension between two opposing tendencies in Russia today: the impulse to eradicate the cultural "hieroglyphics" of the Soviet past and the compulsion to reinscribe those sacred images onto contemporary texts.

Sometimes It's Better to Start All Over from Scratch

Author: F. H. Larry Ferguson
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1609114272
Category: Fiction
Page: 248
View: 3501
Adam Mann, a junior in college, takes his yearly trek into the Cascade wilderness. Then something mysterious happens to change his world forever. Soon he will be forced to take on responsibilities and perform a duty that will change others' lives too. How he copes with all of this is what readers will find amazing, and often amusing. Larry Ferguson is a full-time writer. He lives in Boulder City, Nevada. Publisher's website: http: //

Ring a Ring of Roses

Author: Randall Scott
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595411703
Category: Fiction
Page: 232
View: 662
Police detective Robert Bailey, the world-weary veteran, and Alexandra Tyler, his beautiful, energetic partner, struggle to solve a series of staggeringly brutal murders. They discover a frightening link to the bubonic plague. Bailey and Tyler must also capture a sociopath and his two accomplices, who are terrorizing the community with their own brand of cruelty. "Jake's hand stopped in mid-swing. He slowly reached out and held her head with both hands and wiped the blood and tears from under her eyes with his thumbs. The room was deathly quiet. The only sound was Rachel's sniffles and coughs. Jake first turned his head toward Trigger and then at Pooch and said, 'she's sorry.' Jake smiled at Pooch and Pooch smiled at Jake." Discover the complicated, caring, often humorous relationship between Bailey and Tyler. "A ruminant is a hoofed animal that chews cud and has a complex three-or-four chambered stomach," said Bailey. "Look, who you date is your business, Bobby." Some books are read over several days or weeks or months. In this case, be sure you set aside a weekend before you begin Ring a Ring of Roses, because you will not put it down until its exciting, climactic ending.

Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves

Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene
Author: Edmund Spenser,Roy Maynard
Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service
ISBN: 1885767390
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 240
View: 7699
Despite all of his acknowledged greatness, almost no one reads Edmund Spenser (1552-99) anymore. Roy Maynard takes the first book of the 'Faerie Queene, ' exploring the concept of Holiness with the character of the Redcross Knight, and makes Spenser accessible again. He does this not by dumbing it down, but by deftly modernizing the spelling, explaining the obscurities in clever asides, and cuing the reader towards the right response. In today's cultural, aesthetic, and educational wars, Spenser is a mighty ally for twenty-first century Christians. Maynard proves himself a worthy mediator between Spenser's time and ours. (Gene Edward Veith)

A Midnight Dance

Author: Lila DiPasqua
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101535490
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 8905
Someday her prince will come... Inspired by the tale of Cinderella, Lila DiPasqua weaves a steamy historical romance that offers a glass slipper, a dangerous deception, and an impoverished beauty determined to find her handsome prince...and make him pay. Matching wits and wiles with a man of Jules de Moutier's seductive skill is not as easy as Sabine Laurent supposed. Soon, she must decide whether her desire for vengeance is greater than her desire for her one and only prince...

American Literary Studies

A Methodological Reader
Author: Michael A. Elliott,Claudia Stokes
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814722164
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 349
View: 1333
Leading scholars discuss strategies and methodology in American literary studies.

Interstitial Beings

The Doppelganger Connection
Author: James A. Gauthier J.D.
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490754016
Category: Fiction
Page: 276
View: 1264
Have you seen someone that looks like someone you know, but it is not them.? How about things you believe you see and feel that lack an explanation. A new race of beings, called Tolasians, have been existing within the interstitial spaces of homes, and throughout our world for more than 500 years. They have existed in a gas stasis form until now. Meet Jari and Deri, the first Tolasian beings to make physical contact with humans. Life begins with Matt and Keris marriage to Jari and Deri. The excitement of hybrid children and the circumstances challenging a human-Tolasian pairing is exciting, especially when coupled with the fact that Jari is Tolasian royalty. The positive side of the pairing is that Matt and Keri will never grow old; nor will their hybrid children. The book is easy reading and would be enjoyed by all family members.

French Ghosts, Russian Nights, and American Outlaws: Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond

Author: Susan Spano
Publisher: Roaring Forties Press
ISBN: 1938901266
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 188
View: 3669
Susan Spano, America’s original Frugal Traveler, explores some of the most romantic, most exotic, and wildest corners of the world in this captivating collection of her best-loved pieces. French Ghosts, Russian Nights, and American Outlaws: Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond takes the reader on magical trips, when everything conspired to make a place unforgettable, like a temple in Java at sunrise or an ice hotel in the Artic Circle at sunset. In some of the stories, Susan finds the kind of enlightenment that only travel can provide by following in the footsteps of luminaries such as Federico Fellini, Julia Child, and Chairman Mao. Other stories are about travel itself: how it became Susan’s passion and calling; how it fed her incurably restless spirit; how it inspired her philosophy of travel and life: Go forth and find meaning. Take a condemned cable car over the Yangtze River or a shared taxi over the Andes with a leaking gas tank and chain-smoking driver. Eat oysters and drink martinis wherever you can. And, as often as possible, come home with a tan.

Stories We've Heard, Stories We've Told

Life-Changing Narratives in Therapy and Everyday Life
Author: Jeffrey Kottler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199328277
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
View: 6867
This is a book that integrates what is known from a wide variety of disciplines about the nature of storytelling and how it influences and transforms people's lives. Drawing on material from the humanities, sociology, anthropology, neurophysiology, media and communication studies, narrative inquiry, indigenous healing traditions, as well as education, counseling, and therapy, the book explores the ways that therapists operate as professional storytellers. In addition, our job is to hold and honor the stories of our clients, helping them to reshape them in more constructive ways. The book itself is written as a story, utilizing engaging prose, research, photographs, and powerful anecdotes to draw readers into the intriguing dynamics and processes involved in therapeutic storytelling. It sets the stage for what follows by discussing the ways that stories have influenced history, cultural development, and individual worldviews and then delves into the ways that everyday lives are impacted by the stories we hear, read, and view in popular media. The focus then moves to stories within the context of therapy, exploring how client stories are told, heard, and negotiated in sessions. Attention then moves to the ways that therapists can become more skilled and accomplished storytellers, regardless of their theoretical preferences and style.


Author: Steven Layne
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 9781455608799
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 8295
Dirk and his friends have spent their entire lives in hiding because of their racial identities. Now they must make a dangerous journey into the past with the hope of restoring the world's natural timeline and dissolving their engineered society. Each of them has special powers-Nicci, the African Traveler, manipulates time; Mateo, the Hispanic Metamorph, alters his shape; Keiko, the Asian Empath, heals with her hands; and Dirk, the Caucasian Psyche, invades others' minds-that they will use to conquer The Merger.

The Little White Horse

Author: Elizabeth Goudge
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101664185
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
View: 7439
"I absolutely adored The Little White Horse."--J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter series Winner of the Carnegie Medal When orphaned young Maria Merryweather arrives at Moonacre Manor, she feels as if she's entered Paradise. Her new guardian, her uncle Sir Benjamin, is kind and funny; the Manor itself feels like home right away; and every person and animal she meets is like an old friend. But there is something incredibly sad beneath all of this beauty and comfort--a tragedy that happened years ago, shadowing Moonacre Manor and the town around it--and Maria is determined to learn about it, change it, and give her own life story a happy ending. But what can one solitary girl do?

Every Woman's Man

Author: Rique Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416551164
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 9963
A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Forbidden Dreams

Author: Leonid Prymak
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469771195
Category: Fiction
Page: 420
View: 6030
A young worldly Russian, a violinist, Vladimir Volkonsky, unexpectedly falls in love with an innocent voice student. Her name is Lara. He first sees her on stage from the orchestra where he is rehearsing for a concert. During the months leading into winter, Lara and Vladimir are warmed against the chilly Moscow nights by each other. They are awakened to a passion that previously each had found only in music. While that passion tragically is lost when Vladimir fulfills his childhood dream to leave his homeland, the spirit of her love sustains him in his new life in the United States. Set is Moscow and Richmond, Virginia, the tragic romance of Lara and Vladimir is revealed with sensual and ethereal passages, touching both the heart and the spirit. Filled with historical references to the last days of the Czar, the lives of musicians and brushes with celebrities, Forbidden Dreams is filled with passion, music and paranormal experiences.

The Rainbow

Author: D. H. Lawrence
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191504343
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
View: 3500
To be oneself was a supreme, gleaming triumph of infinity This is the insight that flashes upon Ursula as she struggles to assert her individuality and to stand separate from her family and her surroundings on the brink of womanhood and the modern world. In The Rainbow (1915) Lawrence challenged the customary limitations of language and convention to carry into the structure of his prose the fascination with boundaries and space that characterize the entire novel. Condemned and suppressed on its first publication for its open treatment of sexuality and its `unpatriotic' spirit, the novel chronicles the lives of three generations of the Brangwen family over a period of more than 60 years, setting them against the emergence of modern England. The central figure of ursula becomes the focus of Lawrence's examination of relationships and the conflicts they bring, and the inextricable mingling of the physical and the spiritual. Suffused with biblical imagery, The Rainbow addresses searching human issues in a setting of precise and vivid detail. In her introduction to this edition Kate Flint illuminates Lawrence's aims and achievements against the background of the burgeoning century. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Women, Creole Identity, and Intellectual Life in Early Twentieth-century Puerto Rico

Author: Magali Roy-Féquière
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592132317
Category: History
Page: 310
View: 5664
In this book, Magali Roy-Féquière casts new light on the Generación del Treinta, a group of Creole intellectuals who situated themselves as the voice of a new cultural nationalism in Puerto Rico. Through a feminist lens, she focuses on the interlocking themes of nationalism, gender, class, and race in the articulation of early twentieth century Puerto Rican identity. Roy-Féquière's discussion revolves around the affirmations and contradictions of the female intelligentsia, a cultural elite that sought to overcome American cultural hegemony by linking Puerto Rican identity to a white Spanish ethnic heritage, all the while negotiating their own precarious status within the male-dominated professional and intellectual spheres. The author also highlights the role of Margot Arce, a major essayist and intellectual who promoted this racially inflected discourse in her literary criticism. Arce's case parallels the thrust of the book in revealing the ideological alliances and tradeoffs made by female intellectuals in their pursuit of a unified sense of national identity in a racially heterogeneous and culturally diverse society.

Lost in Space

Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond
Author: Marleen S. Barr
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807844212
Category: Social Science
Page: 231
View: 9063
Archaeologists and anthropologists discover other civilizations; science fiction writers invent them. In this collection of her major essays, Marleen Barr argues that feminist science fiction writers contribute to postmodern literary canons with radical a