Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart? SOULLESS is the first book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking. The Parasol Protectorate Soulless Changeless Blameless Heartless Timeless For more from Gail Carriger, check out: The Custard Protocol Prudence Imprudence Finishing School (YA) Etiquette & Espionage Curtsies & Conspiracies Waistcoats & Weaponry Manners & Mutiny
Alexia Tarabotti is labouring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire - and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Or will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart? SOULLESS is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking. ***Also available as a manga adaptation***
Alexia Maccon, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears; leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria. But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. So even when her investigations take her to Scotland, the backwater of ugly waistcoats, she is prepared: upending werewolf pack dynamics as only the soulless can. She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.
Author: Christopher Golden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2008-10-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
In this fast-paced, action packed zombie story, a disparate group of young people sets off on journeys to protect their loved ones, while fighting for their lives and trying desperately to stop the madness that has brought the dead back to life.
Author: Susan Estrich
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Political Science
"A word to those of you out there who have yet to be offended by something I have written or said: Please be patient. I am working as fast as I can." –Ann Coulter, 2006 Is she ever! Ever since the publication of her Clinton-bashing debut, High Crimes and Misdemeanors, right-wing fire-brand Ann Coulter has made herself one of the most talked-about figures in contemporary American life—and has done so by issuing a near-continuous barrage of insult and invective, which has been described as "shameless," "cruel," "shrill, bombastic, and mean-spirited," "grossly inappropriate," "hate speech." She has called the 9/11 widows "witches" and "harpies," referred to Muslims as "ragheads," called Al Gore a "total fag," and said that both New York Times editor Bill Keller and antiwar congressman Jack Murtha deserved to die. Yet with each new statement—and each new book launch—Coulter somehow manages to co-opt the media as a megaphone for her attacks, while emerging from the backlash miraculously unscathed. Until now. With Soulless, political commentator Susan Estrich takes on Ann and the "Coulter culture" she has created, exposing how the pundit provocatrice has downgraded our political discourse with her irresponsible rhetoric, personal attacks, and slanderous asides. Trawling through Coulter's history of often-violent public statements, Estrich asks which are more cynical: the pundit and her headline-grabbing drive-by character assassinations, or the networks who happily bring her back for more. Soulless also casts a light on "the Anns," wannabes like Michelle Malkin and Glenn Beck, whose imitation Coulterisms coarsen our culture with every passing news cycle. And, most important, she challenges us—the readers, the voters—to remember that behind the huckster's rhetoric lurks a dangerous reactionary whose real agenda is wildly out of step with the American public. As Estrich says, "She knows exactly what she is doing. And she is scary as hell because of it."
Condemned by society and her werewolf husband due to a pregnancy she cannot explain, Alexia Maccon - preternatural, tea aficionado - seeks an explanation for this "infant inconvenience" so as to cleanse her sullied reputation and prove her fool of a husband wrong. Preternaturals are a rare breed and the only history of their kind lies in Italy with the Templars, a group that once partnered with preternaturals to hunt down werewolves and vampires. Will Alexia find an explanation for her impossible offspring? Or do the Templars have other plans for the curious "Soulless One"?
Author: L. G. Burbank
Publisher: Gold Medallion
Release Date: 2005
The first title in this new series introduces Mordred Soulis, a mercenary warrior during the Second Crusade, who is the Chosen One; the man who will save the human race from a growing evil. The only problem is, before Mordred can be the hero legends foretell, he must first become a vampyre, something he has vowed never to do. Original. Pub. 10/04.
Author: Mark L. Prophet
Publisher: Summit University Press
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
There are two kinds of people in this world-those created by God and those created by the fallen ones. The Soulless One reveals the presence of these fallen ones, technologically superior but spiritually bankrupt beings who migrated to Earth thousands of years ago and subjugated a humanity entranced by their scientific wizardry. Fantasy? Not at all. Tablets from ancient Sumer have confirmed the story of gods who used genetic engineering to create humanlike life on earth--the progenitors of today's mechanization man. This book strips the mask from the fallen ones and reveals their strategies: their political philosophies, their mechanized righteousness in church and state, their materialism, and their purpose to dominate the body, mind and soul of the children of God. The most sinister legacy of this extraterrestrial race is the programming of the psyche by a mechanization concept that destroys life's natural creative potential. The author of this work is a Hungarian adept, the original founder of the House of Rakoczy. Those who recognize his inner attainment call him the Great Divine Director. He is an ascended master-the Master R who worked behind the scenes with le Comte de Saint-Germain in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Europe. He now dwells in a world of higher consciousness beyond time and space, yet he is intimately acquainted with the domination of God's people by the fallen ones. The Master R reveals the strategies of these fallen ones--and also how you can break free from this programming and unlock the creative spark within yourself.
What do you get when you mix a dead child, a movie buff, a chiromancer-anthropologist, a school shooting, and what appears to be a series of unrelated, everyday events? What you get is a disturbing possibility that exists in the present tense. Soulless is a book that walks a fine line between horror, mystery and science fiction, however, if you are looking for laser-gun-toting aliens, mother ships and fast-paced action, you will not find them here. In spite of that, you must not let those absences lure you into a false sense of security. Just look around and remember that truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. The most disturbing thing about Soulless is precisely the fact that you will not find impossible circumstances in its pages. What you will find is a different perspective on familiar facts. In this book the line that separates fantasy and reality is gradually blurred until it finally disappears, good and evil merge into one, as do hope and hopelessness. Before it is over you will be looking for a way to prove to yourself that this is just a work of fiction.
Author: Robin Leigh Miller
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Alone and on the run from the law, Quinn Hurst does her best to fulfill her family's legacy of slaying Tulpas-thought forms, soulless beings created by humans. Her self-imposed exile is interrupted when she runs into a handsome Tulpa slayer who sparks a deep need she can't deny. Sexy Garen Snyder makes her blood boil and her body ache for his touch. Discovering they shared a past-life love affair only fuels the fire that rages when they come together. Fate is determined to separate them once again. A bloodthirsty demon wants Quinn for himself and will stop at nothing to possess her, but Garen already possesses her, body and soul, and will fight to save her. The demonic struggle is easy compared to the battle he must wage against Quinn's past. Using his only weapons-his love and his body-Garen makes one last attempt to keep her forever.
Author: D M King
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Faith and Rico have escaped the crash but peril is lurking. Stuck in the mountains with no weapons but themselves, the bears aren't their sole obstacle. It's the pod people or podders, as Faith likes to call them. Soulless human creatures that have reverted back to their animal instincts to survive. Getting their real souls back and exposing Azuna's takeover plans may have to be put on hold as Faith combats the elements and herself. Both pose enough of a threat to keep her from her ultimate goal. She's changing, and not for the better. More powerful than ever, but that's not a good thing. Or is it? For the rest of the world, accepting a Niner influx is drastic but what choice do they have? The day Chancellor Stevens gave Azuna and Demas the keys to the Cadillac was the beginning of the end. Add the on-going threat of a diabolical Niner invention known as the Pro-Em, and the only possible result will be tragic. In this sequel to NINE by D.M. King, Faith's choices seem clear, but there's more to lose now than ever. It's no longer just about regaining the best part of who she is. It's about saving humanity without losing any more people she loves. Living minus her soul is one thing. Living without the truth is another.
Author: Kyla M. Wassil
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2016-09-06
It's all about the Benjamin! Taking a travel back through the Kel-Dis vault of history and misery at its finest, will you finally learn the secrets behind Benjamin's madness? Not always so cruel and heartless, Benjamin was once a very different man. Going through the motions of struggle he faces to keep his love life separate from the MC life, Benjamin may have felt as though he failed all those around him when both worlds inevitably collide. When things become tough, Benjamin proceeds to push back twice as hard in this indecisive, heartfelt rocky road as the Disciples future V.P. gives you an insight on his younger years. Back to when everything seemed oh so simple.
Fairfield Detective Alexis (Alex) Martinez is in pursuit of a killer so brutal, he holds an entire city in the grip of terror. His victims are picked at random; their torture and mutilation, unspeakable. As the body count rises, Alex's investigation puts her among the hunted—not by the serial, but by a much greater threat: a secret society with members imbedded inside world governments, law enforcement and every walk of life. Their prime objective is to avert discovery, and when her investigation comes too close to revealing their existence, Alex becomes a target. The only one that can save her is the trained assassin they've sent to kill her; someone who has already infiltrated her heart and mind, and who may be the monster she's been chasing all along. David Jason Sawyer is a predator with the face of an angel, his mind a weapon as equally formidable as his body, prince of a powerful hidden society believed to represent the next step in man's evolution: Family. Their physiology has evolved to consume bio-energy directly. They're stronger. They age at an incredibly decelerated rate. With their extraordinary ability to heal, they're close to invincible. And they feed on humans to survive. Since childhood, Sawyer has been trained to manipulate and entrap on reflex, to put emotion second and Family first; yet one moment of weakness, sparing the very detective that hunts him, the woman he has grown to love, makes him a dangerous threat his people cannot tolerate. Now, light must join forces with darkness as Alex and David struggle to stay one step ahead of an invisible army out to silence them both.
Author: Shahab Anam
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2013-02-01
This collection of twenty-five poems gives voice to one’s existentialist pondering, the innate desire of human beings to achieve, and the immense and bittersweet comfort of sepia-tinged memories. Lose yourself in the quaint meanderings of Anam Shahab’s words—traverse and look at the vast landscape of the world through the eyes of a sensitive soul and an empathetic, ever-questioning mind.