Brush with Catastrophe

Author: Tara Lain
Publisher: Loose Id
ISBN: 9781623000394
Release Date: 2012-10-30
Genre: Fiction

Sammy Raphael is a crappy witch. And on top of that, he can't get a boyfriend. Where other supernaturals can bring down lightning and manifest wealth, Sammy can paint. True, the "prophetic" paintings he does at night always come true, but they never predict anything important. Then he paints a gorgeous guy and it turns out to be his secret crush, Ryder. But the guy has changed so much he's almost unrecognizably beautiful. And then Sammy paints an angel who turns out to be a witch. But is that witch also a devil? And why the hells does Ryder keep changing? Aloysius, the black cat familiar, always backs the winner. So why is he backing Sammy?

Cataclysmic Shift

Author: Tara Lain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 9781635335439
Release Date: 2017-09-13
Genre: Fiction

A magical battle knocks cat familiar Aloysius into his former body—that of sixteenth century Frenchman Alain Bellarose. But sexy veterinarian Luke helps him make the most of his time as a human.

Spell Cat

Author: Tara Lain
Publisher: Loose Id
ISBN: 9781611187342
Release Date: 2012-03-20
Genre: Fiction

When Killian Barth, history professor, meets Blaine Genneau, quantum physicist, they ignite their own big bang. But sadly, Killian walks away. He doesn't do physics professors. In fact, he doesn't do humans, because Killian is the most powerful male witch in 10 generations and, though gay, he's expected to save his declining race by reproducing. He can't even have sex with Blaine, because he's been taught that sex with humans depletes his power. But if that's true, why can young human, Jimmy Janx, dissolve spoons with a thought? Somebody's a lying witch. With his powerful cat familiar, Aloysius, on his shoulder, Killian brings the lightning against deceit and greed to save Blaine from danger and prove love is the greatest power of them all.

The Wolfing Way

Author: Susan Laine
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 9781613725085
Release Date: 2012-05-16
Genre: Fiction

Kris Ellis thought that the time of arranged marriages was long past—but that was before the Great Unveiling revealed creatures of myth living among humans. Now a routine medical test has determined that Kris has a mate, a werewolf named Rafael King. Kris is fresh out of college and has plans for his life. None of them include being tied forever to someone he’s never met. But then Rafe calls him, and Kris starts to reconsider. After all, what must it be like to wait for your soul mate for two hundred years? Rafe is patient, strong, and kind, not to mention attractive. True to what Kris has heard about mates, sparks fly the second they meet. But Kris and Rafe are very different, and the werewolf way of life is dangerous. Is the fight for love really worth it?

Winter s Knight

Author: Hj Raine
Publisher:
ISBN: 1610403010
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Genre: Fiction

As the son of the infamous New Amsterdam city mayor, Lucian learned at an early age that power is king, love is for the weak, and a real man never has a use for tears or mercy. The prince of the underground realm must set his sights on a path of bloody vengeance to save his newfound lover, Shea, from certain destruction.

Rise

Author: Keira Andrews
Publisher: Keira Andrews
ISBN: 9780994092403
Release Date: 2017-06-26
Genre: Fiction

What happens when Jack meets a sexy man atop that beanstalk? Rumors of treasure have long sent fortune hunters clambering up a magic beanstalk to a mysterious castle in the clouds. Survivors told of an evil giant who guards the gold and glittering jewels with savage strength. No sane man would dare risk the climb--but Jack has nothing left to lose. Shunned for his evil red hair and abandoned by his cruel lover, he's desperate to escape his life. Rion isn't a giant, only a man bearing the burden of protecting his family's legacy. It's a lonely existence, but he's duty bound. Then Jack appears, and Rion's world is turned upside down. After a blazing confrontation, undeniable lust sparks. Isolated in the clouds, Jack and Rion give in to their desire and growing connection. But do they have the courage to let go of the past and follow their dreams? Soon they must protect the treasure—and each other—from a new threat. And they have everything to lose. This gay romance from Keira Andrews and Leta Blake features enemies to lovers, a sexy redhead, a castle in the clouds, and of course a happy ending.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN: 9788172247249
Release Date: 1989-01-01
Genre: Fiction

Sherlock Holmes the gaunt, ascetic, ruthlessly logical pursuer of crime and mystery created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle needs no introduction. The adventures of this sharp, witty and moody detective alongwith his loveable pedantic and faithful friend Dr. Watson are a perennial source of inspiration to lovers of crime fiction. The book brings to you the criminal investigation of mysteries by master detective Sherlock Holmes.

Ulysses

Author: James Joyce
Publisher: First Avenue Editions
ISBN: 9781512406566
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Fiction

An extraordinary look at an ordinary dayJune 16, 1904in the life of a middle-aged Jewish man living in Dublin, Ireland. Leopold Bloom, who is sure that his wife is being unfaithful, must come to terms with how that affects their marriage and whether it changes the nature of their love for one another. Richly detailed stream-of-consciousness narration immerses the reader in the thoughts and emotions of the characters as they deal with the normal events of daily life in Dublin, as well as grander issues like sexuality, prejudice, birth, and death. This is an unabridged version of Irish author James Joyce's groundbreaking modernist tale, which parallels Homer's Odyssey. It was first published serially in the American journal The Little Review between 1918 and 1921, and published in novel form in 1922 in Paris.

Balls to the Wall

Author: Tara Lain
Publisher:
ISBN: 1937976521
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Fiction

Catch Tara Lain's Bestselling Balls to the Wall Series Volley Balls David Underwood needs to go to AA--Alpha-lovers Anonymous. His last attraction to an alpha male got him into an abusive relationship, and now ogling two hot members of the Australian volleyball team on Laguna Beach gets him harassed yet again. But he can't resist the allure of the delicious Gareth Marshall...even if the man isn't gay. But Gareth's teammate Edge has secrets of his own, and David's ex-lover will never be happy without David under his thumb. With everything stacked against him, can a gay Laguna man find happiness with an alpha male--or two? Fire Balls Artist Rodney Mansfield is small and flamboyant...and a black belt in karate. Too bad the work of art he really wants is firefighter Hunter Fallon. The gorgeous "straight gay" guy could never want the Runtback of Notre Dame, so when Rodney's handsome surfer friend develops an unexpected passion for the beautiful firefighter, Rodney does what's best for everyone and helps Jerry land his man. And if that isn't enough to kill his chances, embarrassing Hunter by rescuing him from a firehouse bully seals the deal. Doesn't it? Then why can't Hunter get his mind off the powerful pipsqueak's face? Beach Balls Adam James is so far in the closet he could find Narnia, but coming out would threaten all he's built as the attorney for the homophobic WMA Development. Then, on an early morning dive, he meets a tall, lean rebreather diver named Sky who makes him want to live a different life...if Sky can get past the fact that Adam's everthing he stands against.

Dangerous Dancers Golden Dancer

Author: Tara Lain
Publisher: Pride
ISBN: 1786519607
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Genre: Fiction

A reporter and the thief he's investigating both fall for a golden dancer, forging a menage of love and lies that could send one to prison and one to the morgue. Mac Macallister is obsessed-the online news reporter needs enough evidence to write a story accusing billionaire art collector Daniel Terrebone of stealing the Golden Dancer, a priceless work of art, from Horst Von Berg. The story promises the recognition Mac craves. But then Mac meets a real golden dancer, ballet star Trelain Medveyev, and his attraction to the man rocks his formerly straight world. When the mysterious Terrebone 'collects' this beautiful dancer, too, Mac rushes to the rescue like a knight in shining cargo pants and plunges into a three-way passion that tears him between love and guilt. Can Mac keep investigating when his story could send one man to prison and another to the morgue? Will this reporter get his story or get his men?"

Genetic Attraction

Author: Tara Lain
Publisher: Loose Id
ISBN: 9781607379249
Release Date: 2011-01-03
Genre: Fiction

At a conservative Long Island University, renowned researcher, Dr. Emmaline Silvay, has two great loves -- her life-saving work, and her younger research partner, Jake Martin. The romantic love is impossible. She’s his boss and he lives with his girlfriend. But his “girlfriend” is actually a boyfriend; the beautiful and infamous supermodel, Roan Black. Resigned to a platonic relationship, Em accepts a weekend invitation to their home, but the men have a protege on their minds. She can’t resist, doesn’t even want to. But their intentions go far beyond passion. They want her to “be a part of them.” Their three-way love defies propriety and the standards of the University that funds their work. The supermodel’s fame makes secrecy impossible. Their protege threatens to crumble all she’s worked for. What will give way to make room for genetic attraction?

Madame Storey

Author: Hulbert Footner
Publisher: Ventigo Media Sp. o.o.
ISBN: 9788381360555
Release Date: 1926
Genre: Storey, Rosika (Fictitious character)

Madame Rosika Storey was one of the most celebrated fictional female private investigators during the Golden Age of the mystery (1920-40). The Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection calls her, "a stunningly beautiful young woman who describes herself as ’a practical psychologist - specializing in the feminine." This one is the best private detective of England, but her stories are international. Her way to resolve the mystery is original and bring you in a new world. So we are introduced to the fascinating Madame Rosika Storey, fearless and intelligent, who plays cat-and-mouse with killers, goes undercover to break up criminal gangs, and unravels deadly mysteries.

A Luminous Touch

Author: Susan Laine
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 9781623804374
Release Date: 2013-03-27
Genre: Fiction

Just off work one wintery evening, EMT Jack Waters comes across a blazing building, and he sets out to do his job. A day later he wakes up in a hospital, suffering from severe burns. For a man who values his beauty, the injury is devastating. But Jack hardly has time to process what’s happened. Waiting by his bedside are his cop ex-boyfriend, Kevin Thompson, and his fireman rescuer, Luke Kennard, who both seem determined to compete for his attention—burns or no. Jack pushes Kevin away, fearing the man will want nothing to do with him now, and seems to be proven right when Kevin leaves without a fight. The scene is set for seductive, playful Luke to begin a flirtation with Jack, soothing his fragile ego. When new fires break out all over town, targeting rescue personnel, clues point to someone close to Jack. He survived one fire, but he might not be so lucky next time. For it seems he is pursued by a relentless foe. If he isn’t careful, the flames will reduce him to ashes... unless the love of two men burns him first.

Death of Luigi Trastulli and Other Stories The

Author: Alessandro Portelli
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438416334
Release Date: 2010-03-30
Genre: Social Science

Portelli offers a new and challenging approach to oral history, with an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective. Examining cultural conflict and communication between social groups and classes in industrial societies, he identifies the way individuals strive to create memories in order to make sense of their lives, and evaluates the impact of the fieldwork experience on the consciousness of the researcher. By recovering the value of the story-telling experience, Portelli’s work makes delightful reading for the specialist and non-specialist alike.