Author: Avon Gale
Publisher: Art and Soul
Release Date: 2017-08-07
At twenty-three, Poe Montgomery is going nowhere. He still lives in his father's basement and spends most of his time tagging with his friends. When an arrest lands him in debt, Poe accepts the front desk job at Permanent Ink, the tattoo shop owned by his father's best friend, Jericho McAslan. Jericho is nearly twice Poe's age, but with his ink and prematurely graying hair, he quickly takes the starring role in Poe's hottest fantasies. Jericho is known for his ability to transform poorly designed tattoos into works of art, but he was once as aimless and misdirected as Poe. Wanting to pay it forward the way someone once did for him, Jericho makes Poe his apprentice and is determined to keep things strictly professional. Easier said than done when Poe makes his interest--and his daddy kink--abundantly clear. Jericho can't resist Poe or their intense chemistry for long. But between the age gap, tension with Poe's father, and Poe's best friend calling him a sellout, they'll need to ensure they're both on the same page before they can rewrite their rocky start into something permanent.
One of our foremost female artists conducts us on a visionary journey into the heart of the creative process At a time when the art world is dominated by trendy egotists and art itself is marketed like toothpaste, Audrey Flack is both an anachronism and a revolutionary: a photorealist painter and sculptor who eschews glamour and who clings to a vision of art as a form of shamanism a means of self-transcendence whose ultimate aim is the healing of the planet. In this provocative book, Flack shows how the transcendence occurs, in the art of looking as well as in the moment of creation. With its wonderfully acute critiques of artists from Tintoretto to Jackson Pollock and its insistence on reforging the links between the artist and larger world, "Art and Soul" is a brave, nourishing book that will inspire not only visual artists but anyone who has chosen the creative path."
Author: Samuel Kee
Publisher: David C Cook
Release Date: 2014-10-01
You may not have a single tattoo on your body—or you may have run out of space for new ones. Either way, God offers something far more permanent than ink on skin. In Isaiah 43, God declares eternal promises of His love ... four tattoos for your soul: You Are Mine I Will Be With You I Love You I Created You for My Glory Engraved by the hand of the Master, these soul tattoos will never fade.
Her name is Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome. "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me." America has lost its way. The strongest of people can be found in the unlikeliest of places. The future of the entire country will depend on them. All across the United States, people scramble to survive new, draconian policies that mark and track immigrants and their children (citizens or not) as their freedoms rapidly erode around them. For the "inked"—those whose immigration status has been permanently tattooed on their wrists—those famous words on the Statue of Liberty are starting to ring hollow. The tattoos have marked them for horrors they could not have imagined within US borders. As the nightmare unfolds before them, unforeseen alliances between the inked—like Mari, Meche, and Toño—and non-immigrants—Finn, Del, and Abbie—are formed, all in the desperate hope to confront it. Ink is the story of their ingenuity. Of their resilience. Of their magic. A story of how the power of love and community out-survives even the grimmest times.
The souls of men and women have chosen this season in history to speak in a unique and special way. The soul is writing its secrets on the live canvas of the skin with permanent ink... with tattoos. Many see a person covered in tattoos walk by and harbor a snarky and judgmental response, when in fact the tattoos just told a very personal story. The stories of pain, loss, hope, and other sentiments of great importance are revealed on the skin of the wearer. And those without tattoos may very well have missed a loud, yet intimately revealing, message. The bookEGod and Tattoos: Why Are People Writing on Themselves?Etakes a go at the WHY. After 300 tattoo interviews and 12 days in tattoo parlors across the nation, Dr. AL Dayhoff shares his research, and his love for his many new tattooed friends.
Author: Alice Broadway
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
There are no secrets in Saintstone. From the second you're born, every achievement, every failing, every significant moment are all immortalized on your skin. There are honorable marks that let people know you're trustworthy. And shameful tattoos that announce you as a traitor. After her father dies, Leora finds solace in the fact that his skin tells a wonderful story. That is, until she glimpses a mark on the back of his neck . . . the symbol of the worst crime a person can commit in Saintstone. Leora knows it has to be a mistake, but before she can do anything about it, the horrifying secret gets out, jeopardizing her father's legacy . . . and Leora's life. In her startlingly prescient debut, Alice Broadway shines a light on the dangerous lengths we go to make our world feel orderly--even when the truth refuses to stay within the lines. This rich, lyrical fantasy with echoes of Orwell is unlike anything you've ever read, a tale guaranteed to get under your skin . . .
Author: Avon Gale
Publisher: Hat Trick
Release Date: 2017-10-30
Tristan Holt is nothing if not pragmatic. Despite a flourishing career as a defenseman for the Atlanta Venom, Tristan knows he can't play hockey forever. One day he'll retire--if an injury doesn't force him to hang up his skates first. His backup plan? Finishing his business degree. But he doesn't count on a very inappropriate attraction to his standoffish sociology professor, Sebastian Cruz. Sebastian is on the bottom rung of the Sociology Department at Georgia State. He has his sights set on tenure, and he can't afford to be distracted, especially not by a sexy student with a body straight out of Sebastian's dreams. No matter how much Tristan tempts him, that's one line Sebastian won't cross. At least not until summer classes end. After that, everything is fair game. But Sebastian lives loud and proud, and Tristan is terrified of being the first out player in the NHL. Neither of them can afford to risk their hearts when they can't imagine a happily ever after. The problem is, unlike hockey, when it comes to love, there are no rules.
The second deluxe, hardcover art book from New York Times bestselling artist Atsushi Ohkubo contains full color illustrations-including cover art, color pages from its original Japanese magazine publication, and much more!-from Soul Eater and Soul Eater NOT!
Ink is indelible. So is love, at least in theory. Walker is an over-inked, reformed bad boy. He’s a man with a checkered past, anger issues, and eyes for just one woman. Erika is a slightly older woman with secrets of her own, who is head over heels (actually knees over shoulders) in love with him. Somehow, they have remained oblivious to their mutual attraction for five years. One night, they take the plunge. Love conquers all, right? They expose their hearts and bodies, expecting a happily ever after until a terrible secret is revealed—during climax. Anything worth having is worth bleeding for—and boy will they bleed—but will it be enough to drain the taint of that secret, or will it be fatal for both of them? Some things are more permanent than tattoos. ***6/19/2018 - Currently being rewritten as it is a true first book.
Author: David Salle
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2016-10-04
“If John Berger’s Ways of Seeing is a classic of art criticism, looking at the ‘what’ of art, then David Salle’s How to See is the artist’s reply, a brilliant series of reflections on how artists think when they make their work. The ‘how’ of art has perhaps never been better explored.” —Salman Rushdie How does art work? How does it move us, inform us, challenge us? Internationally renowned painter David Salle’s incisive essay collection illuminates these questions by exploring the work of influential twentieth-century artists. Engaging with a wide range of Salle’s friends and contemporaries—from painters to conceptual artists such as Jeff Koons, John Baldessari, Roy Lichtenstein, and Alex Katz, among others—How to See explores not only the multilayered personalities of the artists themselves but also the distinctive character of their oeuvres. Salle writes with humor and verve, replacing the jargon of art theory with precise and evocative descriptions that help the reader develop a personal and intuitive engagement with art. The result: a master class on how to see with an artist’s eye.
Book one of the New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People) Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, and concludes with The Book of Life. From the Trade Paperback edition.