View our feature on Suzanne McLeod's The Cold Kiss of Death. When sidhe-blooded Genny Taylor's friend is murdered and all evidence points to her, she goes on the run. But she's being pursued by some of the most powerful supernaturals in town-and one of them is most certainly the killer.
I always imagined Death's final kiss would be cold. It wasn't. Four years later, I can still remember the exact shade of his skin: a blue so pale it looked like moonlight. I dream of his touch. Mostly, I paint the man under the heavy cowl, including those perfect lips which ruined mine for anyone else. I'm obsessed with him. The doctors say he's nothing more than a hallucination caused by a mixture of head trauma and emergency pain medications. I think he's a really sexy figment of my imagination. I mean, who besides an artist would dream up the Grim Reaper for their hero?Now, something's changed and my drawings are taking on a life of their own. As if college wasn't hard enough, trying to keep this a secret is going to be impossible. Keeping my sanity might be worse. And that's not the worst of my problems.Death is back. He wants another kiss.And he's not alone.The Kiss of Death is a 156,000 word, full-length novel with NO cliffhanger ending. This is a Reverse Harem series which includes multiple love interests, some m/m themes, and graphic scenes of sex, violence, and language. Be warned: everything you thought you knew about the world, religion, and death will be pulled apart, twisted around, and put back together in ways you will not expect.
Claire Danvers has a few things on her mind. First of all there is the laundry, which is now an unfortunate shade of pink. Then there is her boyfriend, Shane, who is never too far from her thoughts. Finally there is her best friend Eve’s relationship problems. As if life as a student wasn’t complicated enough, Claire just happens to be studying in Morganville. A town run by vampires. Trouble seems to follow Claire and her friends like a shadow and tonight is no exception to the rule. They must find the most difficult documents for a vampire to acquire; people passes that will allow ‘bad ass’ Morley and his friends to leave Morganville. But it’s proving incredibly difficult, and with the odds seemingly stacked against them, the biggest question of all is... Will they survive?
Author: SM Reine
Publisher: SM Reine
Release Date: 2014-03-01
Elise Kavanagh doesn’t want to hunt demons anymore. It’s been five years since she killed her last enemy, and life has been quiet since then. She went to college. Got a job, and then lost it. Made a friend or two. Lived a normal life. Now her former partner, a powerful witch named James Faulkner, wants Elise to fight one more time. The daughter of a coven member has been possessed, and Elise is the only exorcist nearby. Becoming a hero again would mean risking discovery by old enemies. But digging into the case reveals that it might already be too late–bodies are disappearing, demons slither through the night, and the cogs of apocalypse are beginning to turn once more. Some enemies aren’t willing to let the secrets of the past stay dead… keywords: urban fantasy, paranormal romance, urban fantasy romance, werewolf romance, shapeshifter romance, angels, demons, science fiction romance, free urban fantasy novel, free books, free paranormal, exorcist, urban fantasy series
Author: Ronald J. Lawrence
Publisher: Xulon Press
Release Date: 2010-11
Many believe America is secure and we are safe because communism is dead.That prevailing supposition is delusive. Marxism is flourishing and no less venomous. Christianity and family are predicted to collapse, our freedom replaced with its tyranny. Jesus prophesied: "They will deliver you to tribulation and will kill you." So did Lenin: "Destroy the family, you destroy the country." Who are Marxism's covert operatives? Ministers influenced by Marxist theology are helping create "Christian Socialism." A church group supports Cuban spies in America and has financed communist movements. The unwanted, the burdens on society, are eliminated by euthanasia's hired killers as "death with dignity." Humanism, a powerful weapon in Marxism's arsenal, promotes individualism and marital infidelity, insisting God is a mass "sociopathic killer." Marxism endorses drug trafficking to destroy our culture. Planned Parenthood promotes youthful sex and disobedience to parental authority, protects pedophiles and offers abortion. It has advocated killing Christians. The Communist Party insists it is tolerant of, and cooperative with, Christianity, but it is no less atheistic. Jesus is being crucified with evil words and depictions his crowns of thorns on Marxism's cross of decadence. Satanism is prospering with its death rituals and immorality because Karl Marx was a committed emissary of Satan.How can we rescue ourselves from this threat and save America? God tells us in His Word. We must confront the Marxist goliath, as David did, and annihilate it.Ronald J. Lawrence is a retired criminal investigative reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He gained knowledge of Marxism during the Vietnam War when he infiltrated the Young Socialist Alliance, an influential communist organization, rose to second-in-command and later testified before the U. S. House Committee on Internal Security. He is a committed Christian and has dedicated his life to God.
Genevieve Taylor is a Sidhe-one of the noble fae-and she's unusual, even in a London where celebrity vampires, eccentric goblins, and scheming lesser fae mix freely with humanity. But she's about to learn that some magive isn't all its cracked up to be.
Continuing a Gold Medallion Award-winning legacy, this completely revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series puts world-class biblical scholarship in your hands. Based on the original twelve-volume set that has become a staple in college and seminary libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide, this new thirteen-volume edition marshals the most current evangelical scholarship and resources.The thoroughly revised features consist of:• Comprehensive introductions• Short and precise bibliographies• Detailed outlines• Insightful expositions of passages and verses• Overviews of sections of Scripture to illuminate the big picture• Occasional reflections to give more detail on important issues• Notes on textual questions and special problems, placed close to the texts in question• Transliterations and translations of Hebrew and Greek words, enabling readers to understand even the more technical notes• A balanced and respectful approach toward marked differences of opinion
The Sunday Times bestseller returns with an unforgettable crime thriller. Fans of MJ Arlidge and Stuart MacBride won't be able to put this down. A DEADLY HUNTDS 'Heck' Heckenberg has been tasked with retrieving one of the UK's most wanted men. But the trail runs cold when Heck discovers a video tape showing the fugitive in a fight for his life. A fight he has no chance of winning. A DANGEROUS GAMEHeck realises that there's another player in this game of cat and mouse, and this time, they've not just caught the prize: they've made sure no one else ever does. A COP WHO PLAYS WITH FIREHow far will Heck and his team go to protect some of the UK's most brutal killers? And what price is he willing to pay?
Author: Thomas Crum
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 1997-10-16
Vital techniques needed to achieve a more relaxed, energized, and integrated approach to our lives. This practical guide introduces readers to the Zen principles Tom Crum has lived by and taught for many years. As a black belt in aikido, a motivational speaker, and an instructor in everything from mathematics to skiing, Crum learned that the key to success in any endeavor is mastering the art of "centering." He teaches here the vital techniques for achieving a more relaxed, energized, and integrated approach to our lives.
Njóla Guðjón is a beautiful icelandic woman from kópavogur, Iceland. She came to Seattle, Washington three years ago. She meets an american man named Brendan White and they start dating each other for several months. Their relationship becomes strong and they fall in love with each other. She had an abusive boyfriend, Jökull Eyjólfur, three years ago in kópavogur, Iceland. Her abusive relationship with jökull didn't last more than a year. Njóla broke up with jökull by leaving him in kópavogur, Iceland. She went to america and lived in Seattle, Washington for three years before she met brendan. Brendan became the love of her life. The destiny of njóla and brendan's relationship was broken by jökull but her love for brendan will never be shattered. Jökull's destiny was chosen by njóla. There's no reason for njóla to continue living in Seattle, Washington. She decides to go back to kópavogur, Iceland.
The tears that flowed from Calvary were not those of an angry man but of a lonely man. A man forsaken by both God and man. All through the valley, his eyes were set on the mountain, on the joy that would be his. The valley is not the end of the road. It is simply a land surrounded by mountains. We all experience the ups and downs of life, and most times we feel like breaking out in tears. It is not a sign of weakness to cry while going through tough times. Even Jesus wept. The promise is that weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. It takes faith to walk through the valley and maintain a positive attitude. Keep your eyes on the mountain while your tears are flowing in the valley, for you shall rise again. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. (Psalm 23v4)
Author: Volker R. Berghahn
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2002
Though shattered materially and psychologically by World War II, educated Europeans did not shed their opinions about the inferiority, vulgarity, and commercialism of American culture. American elites deeply resented this condescension. They believed that the United States had two culture wars to win: one against the Soviet Bloc as part of the larger struggle against communism and the other against deeply rooted negative views of America as a civilization. In 1958, Shepard Stone, then directing the Ford Foundation's International Affairs program, suggested that his staff "measure" America's cultural impact in Europe. He wanted to determine whether efforts to improve opinions of American culture were yielding good returns. This book uses Stone as a window to this world in which the European-American relationship was hammered out in cultural terms - an arena where many of the 20th century's major intellectual trends and conflicts unfolded.
Author: Lisa Dombrowski
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Performing Arts
A groundbreaking filmmaker dogged by controversy in both his personal life and career, Elia Kazan was one of the most important directors of postwar American cinema. In landmark motion pictures such as A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, East of Eden, and Splendor in the Grass, Kazan crafted an emotionally raw form of psychological realism. His reputation has rested on his Academy award-winning work with actors, his provocative portrayal of sexual, moral, and generational conflict, and his unpopular decision to name former colleagues as Communists before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952. But much of Kazan’s influential cinematic legacy remains unexamined. Arriving in the wake of his centenary, Kazan Revisited engages and moves beyond existing debates regarding Kazan’s contributions to film, tackling the social, political, industrial, and aesthetic significance of his work from a range of critical perspectives. Featuring essays by established film critics and scholars such as Richard Schickel (Time), Victor Navasky (The Nation), Mark Harris (Entertainment Weekly), Kent Jones (Film Comment), Jonathan Rosenbaum (Essential Cinema, 2004), Jeanine Basinger (The Star Machine, 2007), and Leo Braudy (On the Waterfront, 2008), this book is a must for diehard cinephiles and those new to Kazan alike. Contributors include: JEANINE BASINGER, LEO BRAUDY, LISA DOMBROWSKI, HADEN GUEST, MARK HARRIS, KENT JONES, PATRICK KEATING, SAVANNAH LEE, BRENDA MURPHY, VICTOR NAVASKY, BRIAN NEVE, JONATHAN ROSENBAUM, RICHARD SCHICKEL, ANDREW TRACY, and SAM WASSON.
Author: Thomas Doherty
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2009-03-31
Genre: Performing Arts
From 1934 to 1954 Joseph I. Breen, a media-savvy Victorian Irishman, reigned over the Production Code Administration, the Hollywood office tasked with censoring the American screen. Though little known outside the ranks of the studio system, this former journalist and public relations agent was one of the most powerful men in the motion picture industry. As enforcer of the puritanical Production Code, Breen dictated "final cut" over more movies than anyone in the history of American cinema. His editorial decisions profoundly influenced the images and values projected by Hollywood during the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War. Cultural historian Thomas Doherty tells the absorbing story of Breen's ascent to power and the widespread effects of his reign. Breen vetted story lines, blue-penciled dialogue, and excised footage (a process that came to be known as "Breening") to fit the demands of his strict moral framework. Empowered by industry insiders and millions of like-minded Catholics who supported his missionary zeal, Breen strove to protect innocent souls from the temptations beckoning from the motion picture screen. There were few elements of cinematic production beyond Breen's reach he oversaw the editing of A-list feature films, low-budget B movies, short subjects, previews of coming attractions, and even cartoons. Populated by a colorful cast of characters, including Catholic priests, Jewish moguls, visionary auteurs, hardnosed journalists, and bluenose agitators, Doherty's insightful, behind-the-scenes portrait brings a tumultuous era and an individual both feared and admired to vivid life.